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Rivermist lots face foreclosure Property owner: Bank’s action a ‘miscommunication’ By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – A Sycamore bank is seeking to foreclose on several lots in the Bridges of Rivermist subdivision, saying the property owners are more than $12,000 behind in mortgage payments. American Midwest Bank in January filed two foreclosure lawsuits against Rivermist Unit 5 LLC, John Pappas, Peter Iatrides, the Bridges of Rivermist Subdivision Homeowners Association and ten-

ants of the property located near First Street and Bethany Road in DeKalb. Unit 5, or phase five, encompasses 85 unplatted lots between Larking Avenue, Bethany Road and Comstock Avenue in the 324lot subdivision. American Midwest’s foreclosure suits name Rivermist Unit 5 LLC, Pappas and Iatrides personally liable for the default. Pappas said he is one of five investors in Rivermist Unit 5 LLC. “It is a miscommunication be-

tween the investors,” Pappas said. “The investors are not on the same page, but they are getting together to work it out.” He declined to comment further. In its lawsuit, the bank said the defendants have not made monthly payments on two mortgages totaling more than $700,000. According to court documents, the defendants have not paid the monthly principal and interest installments on the mortgages since Oct. 24 and Dec. 10, leaving them behind $4,161 and $8,246 as of Jan.

2, respectively. Pappas purchased lots in the subdivision in August 2008 and transferred the land assets to Rivermist Unit 5 LLC, according to a letter from the Bridges of Rivermist Homeowners Association to the DeKalb City Council in 2013. Property manager Dan Pavelich said the subdivision contains 185 homes. It was annexed to DeKalb in 1997 and has added phases since, with the phase five being the last, according to DeKalb’s principal planner Derek Hiland.

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American Midwest Bank filed a foreclosure lawsuit against several lots in the Bridges of Rivermist subdivision.

NIU awards memorial scholarships 5 students earn Forward, Together Forward honors By KATIE DAHLSTROM

“I was able to get my degree and still find the guy I was going to spend the rest of my life with,” she said. Cindy Wallin, special events planner at NIU, said some students who meet on campus also become engaged there. Wallin remembers one couple who met in the student center’s Duke Ellington Ballroom during a concert and ended up getting engaged in the same room.

DeKALB – Kaitlyn King was home sick from high school when the news of a shooting at Northern Illinois University, where her father, Joe, worked flashed across the screen. She vividly remembers Feb. 14, 2008, and learning her father was unharmed. King, a Sycamore native, is part of the university’s effort to remember that day as one of five NIU students to receive the Forward, Together Forward Scholarship this year. The $4,000 awards were established in 2009 and are given annually to up to five NIU Joe students who display strong Palmer character, compassion, ambition and community service. They are given in honor of Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter, the five people killed in NIU’s Cole Hall. Joe Palmer, Kaitlyn King, Kaitlyn Juan Molina Hernandez, King Lauren Noonan and Christian Villalobos received the scholarship this year. “It’s really special,” said King, 20, a junior speech pathology and audiology major. “Not because of the money, but because of being honored Juan Molina to carry on their legacy.” Noonan, a 21-year-old Hernandez Naperville native, is also a junior majoring in speech pathology. She remembers being a freshman in high school who had considered NIU when she learned about the shooting. The scholarship is a way to respect those who lost their lives, as well Lauren Noonan as their families, she said. “I really appreciate that people at the school remember,” Noonan said. “I think that it makes NIU a little bit stronger community. I want to keep showing people that it’s important to contribute to their community.” Christian College once seemed like Villalobos an unattainable dream for Villalobos, 21, of Chicago. Now a junior majoring in business, Villalobos said after she graduates she will return to NIU to give back and to honor those the scholarship was created to remember.



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Northern Illinois University graduate students Megan Kozenczak and Alex Pitner, both 24, browse Pinterest in their free time Wednesday on campus. They will both graduate in May and get married Dec. 19. By ANDREA AZZO eKALB – It all started with a package of hot sauce. Northern Illinois University graduate students Alex Pitner and Megan Kozenczak attended a friend’s wedding in July, where Pitner found a hot sauce package reading, “Will you marry me?” It was a point in the relationship which first made the couple consider marriage. Three months later, they were engaged. “He got down on one knee and said, ‘I couldn’t imagine spending my life with anyone else,’ ” Kozenczak, of Hampshire, said. The couple is just one example of many who meet at NIU and end up getting married – many of them right on campus at the Holmes Student Center, Altgeld Hall or the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. Ellen Andersen, special events director for the President’s Office, said 12 to 15 weddings are held at Altgeld alone each year. The student center caters to all three university venues. “If couples did meet here, a lot of them want to come back to campus because it’s significant for them,” Andersen said. Oswego native Meredith Garren will have NIU elements in her wedding in September. Garren, an NIU admissions counselor, met her future husband, Camer-


Northern Illinois seniors Susie Richard and boyfriend of one year Jack Barry stop to talk Thursday on a walk by the lagoon. on Eskoss, while studying at NIU. On Garren and Eskoss’ first date, they watched “The Proposal” followed by eating at Dairy Queen. At their wedding, they will have pictures on display from their time living in campus dorm rooms and time spent around campus. Garren still remembers her dates with Eskoss on a college budget, when they gazed at the stars in NIU’s observatory, had study dates in the library and attended athletic events together.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Contact: 815508-0280. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. Free readings are open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St. in Sandwich. 815-498-4405. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. 630-365-6315. Bingo license B-04001. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across the street from Memorial Park. B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Friday night activities and gallery hours: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. All are welcome; programs vary each week. 815-758-1351. La Leche League of Sandwich: 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Valley West Community Hospital. For all interested women, especially before baby’s arrival. Babies also are welcome. For information, call Connie at 815-498-3431. Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich, 800-4527990; County Line Group Big Book AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park, 800-452-7990; www. One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; There is a Solution AA(C): 8 p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. Saturday Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Hinckley Area Food Pantry: 8 to 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave. Food distribution is available. Overeaters Anonymous Walkand-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St. in Sycamore.; Contact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb; llc904@

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Celebrating the heart in February Ah, the heart: famed in song and story, and thought for ages to be responsible for emotion as well as life. This month, we pay special attention to the heart. Today is Valentine’s Day, February is American Heart Month, and more people tend to die of heart disease and heart attacks in the winter. Each of the above is worthy of mention, but first, some vital stats about what one comedian (I forget who) calls “the love pump.” A human heart beats about 100,000 times in a day and about 35 million times a year. During an average lifetime, a heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times, according to PBS. In that time, it pumps about 1 million barrels of blood. Think about that next time you’re fixing or replacing … anything. Hardly any part or machine you can name has the endurance and low maintenance characteristics of a human heart. But for an organ so robust, it is also vulnerable, and I’m not talking about falling for someone. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, even though it’s largely preventable and controllable. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack, according to a 2013 report from the American Heart Association. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year. That’s one out of every four deaths, the AHA says. Besides the human toll, cardiovascular disease (which in-

THE FINE LINE Jason Akst cludes heart disease and stroke), costs the United States $312 billion annually in medications, lost productivity and medical care. Then there’s our horrific winter. One report from Harvard Medical School estimates that about 1,200 Americans die each winter from shoveling snow. In just one weekend in January, four people in the Chicago area died of snow-shoveling-induced heart attacks. But enough of doom and gloom. Let’s focus on happier considerations. Today we celebrate the holiday of love. True, people do go overboard, and true, holidays are overly commercialized. Still, Valentine’s Day does present a special opportunity to show our loved ones we love them. One piece of Valentine news should make retailers’ hearts go pitter patter. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans plan to spend about $131 on candy, cards, gifts and other Valentine stuff this year. That’s up from $126 last year. Total spending will reach $18.6 billion. Here are three suggestions for a Happy Valentine’s Day that also makes the heart happy. Sex. According to, sex is good for your heart. “Besides being

a great way to raise your heart rate, sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance,” the health website said. One study indicates that men who had sex at least twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease as men who had sex rarely. Dark chocolate. In a 9-year Swedish study of more than 31,000 women, those who ate one or two servings of dark chocolate each week cut their risk for heart failure by as much as a third, reports Women’s Health magazine. Another long-term study in Germany found that about a square of dark chocolate a day lowered blood pressure and reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke by 39 percent. “Most of the credit goes to flavonoids, antioxidant compounds that increase the flexibility of veins and arteries,” the magazine said. Red wine. The Mayo Clinic states red wine – in moderation – has long been considered heart healthy. “The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of ‘good’ cholesterol and protecting against artery damage,” it said. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Facebook offers new gender options By MARTHA MENDOZA

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The Associated Press MENLO PARK, Calif. – You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant has added a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. Facebook said the changes, shared with The Associated Press before the launch Thursday, initially cover the company’s 159 million monthly users in the U.S. and are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual. “There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” said Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison, who worked on the project and is herself undergoing gender transformation, from male to female. On Thursday, while watchdogging the software for any problems, she said she was also changing her Facebook identity from Female to TransWoman. “All too often transgender people like myself and other gender nonconforming people are given this binary option, do you want to be male or female? What is your gender? And it’s kind of disheartening because none of those let us tell others who we really are,” she said. “This really changes that, and for the first time I get to go to the site and specify to all the people I know what my gender is.” Facebook, which has 1.23 billion active monthly users around the world, also allows them to keep their gender identity private and will continue to do

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This screen shot released by Facebook shows the new gender option screen. Facebook is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. so. The Williams Institute, a think tank based at the University of California, Los Angeles, estimates there are at least 700,000 individuals in the U.S. who identify as transgender, an umbrella term that includes people who live as a gender different from the one assigned to them at birth. The change at Facebook drew dozens of appreciative postings on the company’s diversity website, although there were some pointing out the need to change relationships beyond son and daughter, or asking for sexual orientation options. The move by Facebook represents a basic and a yet significant form of recognition of the nation’s growing transgender rights movement, which has been spurred by veteran activists and young people who identify as transgender at younger ages. The Human Rights Campaign last year found that 10 percent of the 10,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender youths it surveyed used “other” or wrote in their own gender terms. “Over the past few years, a person’s Facebook profile truly has become their online identity, and now Facebook has

taken a milestone step to allow countless people to more honestly and accurately represent themselves,” HRC President Chad Griffin said. “Facebook’s action is one that I hope others heed in supporting individuals’ multifaceted identities.” The change to the gender selection option is seen as a major step toward acceptance for people who don’t self-identify as male or female, but the high-profile development seemed senseless to those who believe in two genders, no more. “Of course Facebook is entitled to manage its wildly popular site as it sees fit, but here is the bottom line: It’s impossible to deny the biological reality that humanity is divided into two halves – male and female,” said Jeff Johnston, an issues analyst for Focus on the Family, an influential national religious organization based in Colorado Springs, Colo. “Those petitioning for the change insist that there are an infinite number of genders, but just saying it doesn’t make it so. That said, we have a great deal of compassion for those who reject their biological sex and believe they are the opposite sex.”

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Comcast strikes deal to buy Time Warner Cable By RYAN NAKASHIMA The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – With a single behemoth purchase, Comcast is creating a dominant force in American entertainment and presenting federal regulators with an equally outsized quandary: How should they handle a conglomerate that promises to improve cable TV and Internet service to millions of homes but also consolidates unprecedented control of what viewers watch and download? Comcast, which was al-

ready the nation’s No. 1 pay TV and Internet provider, said its $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will provide faster, more reliable service to more customers and save money on TV programming costs. If the acquisition is approved, Comcast will serve about 30 million pay TV customers and 32 million Internet subscribers. But industry watchdogs said the deal will give the company too much power and ultimately raise the price of high-speed connections. “How much power over content do we want a single

company to have?” said Bert Foer, president of the American Antitrust Institute, a Washington-based consumer-interest group. The all-stock deal approved by the boards of both companies trumps a proposal from Charter Communications to buy Time Warner Cable for about $38 billion. It also represents another giant expansion after Comcast’s $30 billion purchase of NBCUniversal, operator of networks like NBC, Bravo and USA, which was completed in March. Comcast said it will con-

tinue to operate under conditions the government imposed when it approved that transaction, including a requirement that it provide standalone Internet service without tying it to a pay TV package, make programming available without discrimination to other providers, and treat all Internet traffic the same, even if it is for video competitors such as Netflix. However, those conditions expire in 2018, and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts was not prepared to voluntarily extend those into the future in a conference call with jour-

nalists. “Those Internet conditions would apply on Day One,” he said. “How long that goes is not something I want to speculate on, but many years at the very minimum.” Roberts argued that the cable industry has been losing TV subscribers for the past decade because of increased competition from satellite TV providers that include DirecTV and Dish and telecom companies like AT&T and Verizon. Despite gaining subscribers in the final quarter of last year, the forecast is to lose more in 2014.


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Police: Semi driver drove drunk on I-88 SYCAMORE – A 23-year-old New Mexico man who ran a state maintenance vehicle off the road on Interstate 88 was driving a semitrailer while drunk, police said. Wade T. King, of Chestnut Canyon Road in Pinedale, N.M., was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and one count Wade T. King of operating a commercial motor vehicle without a commercial driver’s license, court records show. He remained in DeKalb County Jail on Thursday unable to post $15,000 bond. Illinois State Police said they received a report of King driving recklessly about 6:39 p.m. Tuesday when the semitrailer he was driving ran a tollway maintenance vehicle off the road, court records show. He was on I-88 west of Annie Glidden Road. An Illinois state trooper stopped King and arrested him for DUI after he failed sobriety tests. His blood-alcohol content registered as 0.13 percent, over the legal limit of 0.08. The trooper also found bottles of liquor in the cab, court records show. King did not have a valid commercial vehicle license, but did have a driver’s license from New Mexico, court records show. If convicted of the more serious charge, aggravated driving under the influence, King could face up to three years in prison. He is next due in court Feb. 27.

Genoa man arrested after leaving accident scene SYCAMORE – Police said a 23-year-old Genoa man fled the scene of an accident Wednesday after a semitrailer rear-ended his car and was later found and arrested at his home. Juan P. Leon, of the first block of Cedar Avenue, was charged with having no valid driver’s license and leaving the scene of a vehicle damage accident. He was also arrested on a Boone County warrant for failing to appear in court on allegations of possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said a tractor-trailer was headed northbound on Peace Road north on Sarah Drive at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday when it hit the rear bumper of Leon’s black, 2005 Pontiac. No injuries were reported, but both vehicles had moderate damage, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s news release. Leon drove away from the scene before police arrived, the news release states. The most serious charges against him are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail.

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County couples offer advice for successful marriage By DEBBIE BEHRENDS SYCAMORE – A good meal, good fellowship and a lot of laughs were on the menu for the “Celebration of Love” breakfast Thursday at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall. Attended by more than 60 couples married 50 years or longer, the event was sponsored by DeKalb County Senior Service Providers and supported by area businesses. Participants shared stories of how they met, their first dates and just what makes a successful marriage. Clarence and Maxine Devine of Cortland have been married 53 years, and Clarence gave a three-word response when asked the secret of a successful marriage: “Love and obey.” Maxine Devine said she couldn’t improve on that. Although she is his second wife, he was married only two years before the death of his first wife. The Devines – she is from Earlville, he is from DeKalb – got acquainted on the dance floor. “We square danced, round danced, went to polka dances,” Clarence Devine said. “We were busy. Never let any grass grow under our feet.” Tom and Barb McCrea of DeKalb were high school sweethearts in Indiana. Married for 62 years, work brought them to DeKalb in 1957. “We have a wonderful marriage,” Tom McCrea said. “It’s about keeping the other person happy and not thinking you always have to be right.” For Tony and Alice Whitney, lifelong Sycamore residents married for 54 years, a good marriage is based on more than love. “We always told our kids that before you could love someone, you had to like and respect them first,” Alice Whitney said. “I’ll go along with that,” Tony Whitney agreed. She took the lead early on, inviting him on a hayride during her sophomore year of high school. “I asked him on our second date,

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Marcia and Bob Dempsey, of Waterman, applaud a speaker during a breakfast for couples married 50 years or longer Thursday at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall in Sycamore. The Dempseys have been married for 50 years. too,” she said. “It just seemed like the right thing to do.” The right thing for long-married couples to do, urged state Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, is to share with younger generations what makes their marriages successful. Calling them role models, Pritchard said they need to teach others the importance of faith, hope and love. Pritchard and his wife, Mary, have been married nearly 46 years. Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy and his wife, Juanita, have been married for 47 years and he offered three words for a successful marriage: “Let’s eat out.”

Marilyn and Merv Mathison, of DeKalb, laugh at a question asked during a newlyweds-type game. The Mathisons have been married for 52 years.

Police: DeKalb pharmacy employee stole pills DeKALB – A 27-year-old employee of the DeKalb Walmart pharmacy faces criminal charges for allegedly stealing birth control pills from the store, court records show. Amanda M. Clemente, of the 300 block of College Avenue, DeKalb, was charged with theft and unauthorized possession of a prescription form after allegedly stealing from Walmart between Jan. 6 and Sept. 26, 2013, court Amanda M. records show. Clemente Police said on Jan. 6, 2013, Clemente changed her prescription for Nuvaring, a form of birth control, from one to four packs over a 30-day period. Clemente received a total of 14 packs more of the birth control than what was prescribed, court records show. As a pharmacy employee, Clemente had access to the computers to change her prescription, according to court records. Each Nuvaring pack costs $109.78, meaning Clemente stole a total of $1,536.92 worth of the birth control, court records show. DeKalb police arrested Clemente on Wednesday at Walmart, 2300 Sycamore Road. She posted $500 bail Thursday and was released from DeKalb County Jail while the case was pending. If convicted of the more serious charge, theft, Clemente could face up to five years in prison. She is next due in court March 5. – Andrea Azzo

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8OBITUARIES GLADYS M. LIDDICK Gladys Marie Liddick, 80, of Waterman, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb. A complete obituary with memorial service times will be published later. For information, visit or call Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, at 815-756-1022. Visit

NICK STRIGLOS Born: July 21, 1935, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Feb. 10, 2014, in Decatur, Ill. DECATUR – Nick Striglos, 78, of Decatur, Ill., passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur. Born on July 21, 1935, in DeKalb to Gus and Demetra Mitchell (Jean) Striglos, Nick graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in business administration and married Patricia Joan Grant shortly thereafter. In 1960, when Nick was 25, the couple relocated to Decatur to start their family and founded a typewriter sales and repair business, which grew into Striglos Office Equipment, Computer Center of Decatur and Haines & Essick’s, and was ultimately brought under The Striglos Companies, Inc., umbrella. In 1972, Nick established Contemporary Properties to develop top-quality residential environments for the aging and mentally ill. Believing wholeheartedly in the value of creating and maintaining a vibrant Decatur community, where he lived, worked and raised his family, Nick devoted himself to countless elected, appointed and volunteer positions. Nick was elected a member of the Decatur City Council where he served for two terms. During that time, Nick chaired the original Decatur Public Building Commission, leading the efforts to gain approval for and build the Macon County Law Enforcement Center in downtown Decatur in 1988. He further extended his civic involvement during his service as a Macon County Commissioner. He was voted to be a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Houston

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in 1992, and San Diego in 1996. He was appointed by Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar to lend his expertise to the Illinois Housing Development Authority where he advocated for affordable, thoughtful low-income housing for residents throughout Illinois. Nick is survived by his three adoring children and their spouses, Scott Grant Striglos, and his wife, Shannon Theresa O’Brien Striglos, of Decatur, Jamie Dean Striglos Kolovadis, and her husband, Konstantinos Kolovadis, of Decatur and Patricia Emily Striglos, and her husband, Paul Scanlan, of London, U.K. Nick’s eight grandchildren, Demetra Victoria Striglos, Nicholas Grant Striglos, Patricia Sierra Scanlan, Gregory Antimahos Kolovadis, Nicholas Pantelis Kolovadis, Grant Stephen Scanlan, Augustus Michael Striglos and Emily June Scanlan survive him; as well as his cousins, Angie Striglos Panos, Georgia Striglos Dawson, Helen Striglos Waskoskie, William Striglos; and Nick’s former wife, Patricia Myles. Also surviving Nick are many beloved nieces and nephews. His wife and the mother of his three children, Patricia Joan Striglos, preceded Nick in death in 1982; as did his parents, Gus and Jean Striglos; sisters, Helen Striglos Shatto and Beatrice Striglos Lundy; and brother, Constantine Anagnos who died in Brest, France, in August 1944. An avid golfer, Nick achieved two holes in one. He enthusiastically collected duck decoys and 19th century French advertising posters. Among Nick’s greatest passions were the Chicago Cubs, whose games he watched from boyhood through to this past season. Aside from his devotion to his family and community, Nick deeply valued his many friendships. Nick’s family wishes to thank the staff at Imboden Creek Living Center and Community Home Environmental Learning Project for the loving care they provided Nick and the consoling support they gave Nick’s family during his final months. After a private family graveside service and burial, the family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Scovill Golf Course Banquet Facility, 3909

W. Main St., Decatur, followed by a celebration of life service with lunch after. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful if memorials would be forwarded to the Macon County Conservation District Foundation or CHELP in Decatur. To sign the online guest book, visit

CHERRY VALLEY – Henry James ‘Hank’ Twombly, 83, of Cherry Valley, Ill., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was born May 2, 1930, in DeKalb, the son of Leonard (Doc) and Jesse Twombly. Henry started working at a small DeKalb neighborhood meat market at the age of 14 to help support his family. He continued working as a journeyman meat cutter and meat department manager at various supermarkets in and around DeKalb, Belvidere and Rockford until 1958. He then started as a construction electrician with his older brother Donald at Twombly Electric in DeKalb until 1962. He was employed by various electrical contractors around the DeKalb area as a journeyman electrician from 1962 until 1967 when he started working at Northern Illinois University as a staff electrician. Henry worked at this position until 1992 when he retired. In 1944, at the age of only 14, Henry joined the Illinois State Militia by reporting to them that he was 18 years of age. He furnished his own brand new Indian motorcycle and then later a Harley Davidson motorcycle and was an active member of the motorcycle police during the war time. Henry was a 50-year member of the Masons, a 50-year member of the Tebala Shriners, and a 50-year member of the Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). His wife. Sonja. was the love of his life. At age 16. he met her for the very first time at a local dance hall. He went home that very night and told his mother that he met the woman he was going to marry. Henry and Sonja were married

two years later and just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 28 at Lindenwood Union Church with family and friends. Henry also was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was happiest surrounded by family and friends in what he called his “circle of love.” Henry never met a stranger that didn’t soon become a friend. He always preferred a hug over a handshake and everyone who knew him knew this about him. He definitely had the gift of gab and was never at a loss for words. He will be sorely missed and forever in the hearts of friends and family. Survivors include his wife, Sonja (Johnson) Twombly of Cherry Valley; son, Gregory (Sheryl) Twombly of Wenatchee, Wash.; daughter, Tamara (John) Bloom of Rockford; son, Richard (Melisa) Twombly of DeKalb; grandchildren, David (Jake Burciaga) Twombly, Caryn Twombly, Rhya (Matthew) Miller, Joanna (Andrew) Wiser, Rachel (John) Lancaster, Corey (Laura) Twombly and Bret Twombly; great-grandchildren, Lindy Miller, Theodore Miller, Troy Lancaster, Henry Wiser, Wesley Wiser, Shelby Lancaster and Brennan Twombly; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Jesse Twombly; brothers, Donald and Leonard (Babe) Twombly; and son, Daniel Twombly. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Lindenwood Union Church in Lindenwood, with the Rev. Les McClelland officiating. Cremation will follow services at the Finch Crematory. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, with a Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be established at a late date. Arrangements were entrusted to: Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch. com; 815-758-3841. To sign the online guest book, visit

Megan N. Wisniewski, 19, of the 100 block of Rabbit Run, Ingleside, was charged Saturday. Feb. 8, with unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor. Pierre D. Jones, 22, of the 1000 block of Arcadia Drive, DeKalb, was charged Saturday. Feb. 8, with keeping a disorderly house. Carolyn Lumpkins, 48, of the 500 block of Kendall Lane, DeKalb, was charged Saturday. Feb. 8, with retail theft. Karetta D. Gooch, 19, of the

8600 block of South Rhodes Avenue, Chicago, was charged Sunday, Feb. 9, with unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and obstructing identity or justice. Zeinabou Tandia, 21, of the 1000 block of Spiros Court, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Feb. 9, with keeping a disorderly house. Kimberly E. Bryant, 21, of the 14000 block of South Whipple Street, Blue Island, was charged

Sunday, Feb. 9, with domestic battery. Darren D. Mansfield, 46, of the 500 block of College Avenue, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Feb. 9, with disorderly conduct. Tyrone Delaney, 27, of the 800 block of Kimberly Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Feb. 9, with domestic battery. Lecresha Noel Pinkston, 21, of Northern View Circle, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Feb. 9, with retail theft.

HENRY JAMES ‘HANK’ TWOMBLY Born: May 2, 1930, DeKalb, Ill. Died: Feb. 10, 2014

Rutherford won’t release harassment investigation info By KERRY LESTER The Associated Press CHICAGO – An attorney for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Thursday that he won’t release the findings of an independent investigation into claims made in a lawsuit against the Republican, who has said the allegations of sexual harassment and political coercion are an attempt to derail his gu- Dan b e r n a t o r i a l Rutherford campaign. Chicago-based attorney Peter Andjelkovich told The Associated Press that the decision was “100 percent my doing.” He said information found during the investigation would be used to fight the lawsuit in court, not through the public. “It’s my instructions to Dan, and it’s not his choosing to discuss the matter or put the information out more than he’s done already,” Andjelkovich said. “We have to play under the rules of the federal courts in Chicago. ... Federal courts do not like the litigants out litigating the case.” The lawsuit filed Monday by Ed Michalowski, a former employee in Rutherford’s of-

fice, alleges that Rutherford made inappropriate sexual advances toward him and regularly forced him to do campaign work on state time. Rutherford has publicly denied the claims in news conferences last month and Monday. He also questioned the lawsuit’s timing, being that the GOP primary election is next month. Rutherford was formally served with that lawsuit Thursday, the same day Andjelkovich said he was retained as counsel. During a news conference last month, Rutherford addressed the allegations and said an outside investigation would clear his name. His spokeswoman said the investigation was completed by Ron Braver and Associates LLC, a Chicago-based firm of former law enforcement agents, regulators and accountants, according to its website. Rutherford had said he would tell his side once the investigation was complete, but Andjelkovich said he wanted to keep the information for court. “Under the circumstances, he can’t continue to be talking out in the public forum,” Andjelkovich said. “That doesn’t mean that there’s something out there that’s being hidden or not disclosed.”

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The university will mark the sixth anniversary of the shooting with a moment of silence at 3:06 p.m. today. Bells will toll five times to honor those who lost their lives, and the Memorial Garden adjacent to Cole Hall will be open for peaceful reflection.

“I feel like my education will provide me the same kind of opportunities they wanted,” Villalobos said. “It’s such an honor. The moment I give that diploma to my mom is going to be the highlight of my life.” Palmer, 21, a junior from Rolling Meadows majoring in international relations, hopes once he graduates he will be able to pursue a government job that will allow him to contribute in some way to reducing violence. “It’s incredibly humbling to have your name attached to this legacy,” Palmer said. “I think this is part of the new chapter we’re starting at NIU. We reflect on it, but we keep moving forward.” Hernandez, a junior major-

ing in studio art design, considers it a privilege to be chosen. “Knowing that the scholarship came from tragedy is hard,” said Hernandez, 20, of Aurora. “But it’s beautiful knowing that out of this tragedy five students every year are getting help to accomplish their goals.” NIU will release biographical information about the winners when they are honored at a private, on-campus ceremony in March.

Meghann Wiles gives NIU credit • RELATIONSHIPS Continued from page A1 “They just thought it was a nice completion,” Wallin said. “They met here, now they propose here.” Sugar Grove resident Meghann Wiles married her husband, Nick Wiles, in June 2007 in DeKalb after she transferred to NIU as a sophomore. The couple began casually dating pretty quickly, and the relationship evolved into something neither Meghann nor Nick Wiles expected, she said. Meghann Wiles gives credits NIU for her 12 years with her husband, who is an Army veteran. They have a threeweek-old son. “So many good memories can take you back to when you were first meeting and dating,” Wiles said. “It always makes me nostalgic to think about Northern. Everything started because of that.” Jack Barry, NIU senior and president of the Stu-

dent Association, hopes his current one-year relationship with his girlfriend will turn into a lifelong partnership. Both Barry and his girlfriend, Susie Richard, are involved in numerous extracurricular activities, which is how they met. “Northern gives people the opportunity to get involved, and you never know who you’re going to meet or what’s going to become of it,” Barry said. Pitner and Kozenczak are looking forward to their wedding, set for Dec. 19. Pitner said he never would have met his fiancée if it wasn’t for NIU. “It definitely fosters an environment for people to have that opportunity,” Pitner said. Kozenczak actually kept the hot sauce package that was used as an odd reminder of their love for one another. “The reason I kept the hot sauce was me telling him that I wanted to reassure him, ‘This is for when you’re ready,’ ” Kozenczak said.





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ith the anniversary approaching again, I thought back to the surreal events of Feb. 14, 2008, and one detail stands out in my mind: The way I tried to carry on with normal activities despite everything I’d seen that day. It wasn’t until the next day that the reality of the tragedy truly struck me. I was about as close to the mass shooting that occurred on the campus of Northern Illinois University six years ago as someone could be without actually being in Cole Hall. I was working in the secondary teacher certification program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at NIU. The side windows of my office in Zulauf Hall were about 50 feet from the back wall of the lecture hall where the gunman walked onto the stage and began firing into a room full of students. From my office, I saw the NIU campus police officers first arriving on the scene and entering the glass doors in the back of Cole Hall with their guns drawn. Later, I saw the injured students taken from the building on stretchers. I even had guns pointed at my chest at close range by police officers who thought I could be a threat as I attempted to make my way across campus to my car. But even after all that, I still inexplicably stopped on my way home to have the oil in my car changed, as if it were just an ordinary day.

The next morning, when I read a news report that included Gayle Dubowski among Stephen the list of vicHaberkorn tims who died in the shooting is when things really hit home for me. I had just spoken with Gayle at church the week before. I had known her father, Joe, since Gayle was a little girl. As I sat there weeping, I realized that those odds that you calculate in your head when something like this happens are meaningless (with more than 20,000 students at NIU and five victims killed, the chances were slim that someone close to me would be among those who died). Over the next week ,I learned that a couple of my students were also deeply affected by the shooting. One of our student teachers that semester was Brittany Debrauwere. Her sister, Lauren, was critically injured in the shooting and Lauren’s boyfriend, Dan Parmenter, was killed trying to shield her from the bullets. Another of my students was in the back of the lecture hall when the shooting started and had to flee for his life. As I reflect on my actions that day, I think that I was desperately trying to cling to a sense of normalcy – to go about my business as if it were just an ordinary day … until that was no longer possible.

Doc Holliday in the movie Tombstone said, “There is no normal life … just life.” If a tragedy like this hasn’t touched you yet, thank God, or luck, or whatever higher power you believe in, but realize that down the road you may not be so fortunate. One of the positives I remember from those weeks after the NIU shooting was receiving many phone calls, emails, cards, and other signs of genuine concern and support from people I knew, and even total strangers. That was a great help. I guess what I take away now is that in the midst of tragedy, we have to very quickly get past, “I can’t believe this happened!” and get on to the muchneeded endeavor of mourning and comforting and caring for others who are hurting. We should follow the example of people like Joe Dubowski, who has used the tragic death of his daughter as the impetus to complete a degree in counseling so that he could help others deal with their own grief. We are all just a moment away from this fragile life being over and we should work hard to find ways to connect with the people around us, during both the best and worst of times. And it saddens me to realize that even now, this is much harder for me than it should be.



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Michael Sam’s bigger truth If you’ve ever worried that revealing a deeply held secret could be your undoing – isn’t that true of most of us at some point in our lives? – there is hope to be found in the unfolding story of Michael Sam. Sam is the University of Missouri All-American defensive lineman and NFL prospect who has publicly revealed what his college teammates already knew: He is gay. So far, response has been mostly positive, including from the NFL, which released this statement Sunday: “We admire Michael Sam’s honesty and courage. Michael is a football player. Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.” There were a few exceptions, which were widely reported, of course. Sports Illustrated, for example, granted anonymity to a handful of NFL executives and coaches so they could feel free to cast their own homophobia as a league-wide plague. Football is a “man’s man” game, you understand. A 6-foot-2, 260-pound powerhouse of a man who doesn’t want to have sex with women could chemically imbalance these manly men. Or something like that. Then there was New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, whose bad timing made him the punchline of too many blog posts to count. In an interview with NFL Network shortly before Sam’s announcement, Vilma went on and on about how he couldn’t handle a gay guy’s noticing him in the locker room.

VIEWS Connie Schultz “Imagine if he’s the guy next to me and, you know, I get undressed, naked, taking a shower, the whole nine, and it just so happens he looks at me,” he said. “How am I supposed to respond?” What’s it like, I wonder, to think you’re irresistible to pretty much everybody? I want his ego for just one day. This is my favorite follow-up headline, via Yahoo News, after Sam’s announcement: “Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma clarifies homophobic views.” “It was a poor illustration of the example I was trying to give on the context, so I do apologize for that,” Vilma told The Times-Picayune. “I was trying to explain that whenever you have change into something that’s been set in stone for so long, something that’s been going for so long, that change always comes with a little resistance.” Give that agent a raise. I mention these public missteps because it serves no one to pretend that Sam’s announcement wasn’t just as much of an earthquake in the NFL as it would be in a lot of families. Including Sam’s. As The New York Times reported, his own father publicly expressed his discomfort with his son’s revelation. I’m sorry this is true, but telling others that you’re gay is still often a big deal. I hope to outlive that singular fact, but to

ignore it is to disrespect what so many in the LGBT community have endured from people who were supposed to love them. Now, this is where we get to the hope part. In his own words, 24-year-old Michael Sam made clear why he was going public. “I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it,” he told ESPN. “I just want to own my truth.” It’s the rare adult who hears that and doesn’t feel the tug of recognition. We are only as strong as our biggest secret, the saying goes, but fear sure can make us cling to a lesser version of ourselves. Sam offers a glimpse into what happens when you finally let it go. L’Damian Washington, a football player and close friend of Sam’s, described Sam’s transformation for The New York Times: “I think mostly why Mike had such a great season this year is that he could be himself. He got that big boulder off his back. Like, finally. I think it was a huge relief. He could be himself and not always be hiding something from everybody.” I am reminded of a Nova Knutson quotation my daughter, then a teenager, wrote on a small piece of paper and stuck to her dresser mirror: “Hint: the cage is not locked.”

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Obamacare delay an admission that law costs jobs By LANHEE CHEN Bloomberg News

Obamacare supporters have long argued that the law will not have a negative impact on jobs. President Barack Obama’s latest delay of the employer mandate contains a clear admission that it will. As recently as last week, advocates for the Affordable Care Act fiercely responded to a Congressional Budget Office report, which concluded that the law will push the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time workers out of the labor market by 2024. Liberal talking heads, journalists and White House officials argued that what the CBO report actually said was that Obamacare would help people pursue their dreams, unencumbered by the jobs that had been so brutally holding them in place. Republicans, of course, countered that the CBO report was tangible proof that the law is a job killer. This week, the Obama administration finalized a regulation that delays enforcement of the employer mandate until 2015 for companies with 50 to 99 workers. Contained in the regulation was the clearest admission to date that Obamacare, and its employer mandate in particular, will indeed have a negative effect on jobs: To qualify for the delay, employers must certify that they haven’t reduced the number of workers in their company, or the total hours of service of employees.

Put another way, if employers are going to take advantage of the one-year delay in enforcement of the employer mandate, they have to attest (under penalty of perjury) that they aren’t cutting jobs or reducing hours because of Obamacare. By pointing this out as a possibility – or an outcome to be avoided – the administration is acknowledging what it long denied: The law creates incentives for employers to cut hours and jobs. The regulation delaying the employer mandate tries to give employers some flexibility, allowing them to reduce the number of employees for “bona fide business reasons” such as the “sale of a division, changes in the economic marketplace in which the employer operates, or terminations of employment for poor performance.” This raises the question of how the administration intends to enforce the very exception it has created. After all, there can be a very thin line between workforce reductions for “bona fide business reasons” and those because of the economic pressures created by Obamacare. But employers arguing that they reduced their workforces for bona fide reasons, particularly if they are at or near the 99-employee mark, are making themselves vulnerable to harassment by IRS auditors and other officials. So why would the administration admit that Obamacare is bad for jobs? Perhaps to acknowledge the possibility that the law negatively affects jobs, and to attempt to

avoid the negative labor market effects that critics of Obamacare have been warning about all along. Or maybe they figured that the employer community would be so busy celebrating the mandate delay that they wouldn’t notice they were being asked to promise that Obamacare had nothing to do with their basic business decisions. Most likely, the administration knew that these certifications would allow them to silence the very employers who have been warning, all along, that Obamacare (and its employer mandate in particular) incentivizes employers to cut hours and jobs. Now, it is those employers who have to keep their mouths shut (and argue that any job cuts are for bona fide business reasons) if they are to take advantage of the delay. In short, the White House is trying to take a potent argument away from Obamacare’s detractors, particularly in an election year. So, the next time a Republican complains that the law is forcing employers to cut jobs or hours, the White House has sworn certifications from some employers saying that’s not the case. It’s a clever political maneuver, but it comes with a very inconvenient confession: That Obamacare is a job killer after all.

• Lanhee Chen is a Bloomberg View columnist, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and an adviser to several Republican campaigns.

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Proponents of gambling expansion believe they have a better opportunity to push proposals through this year despite failure over the past two years. We’re hoping that putting their chips on 2014 will get the same result many Illinois gamblers get when they bet heavy – another loser. Since 2012, plans to expand casino gambling in Illinois have focused on adding slot machines at the state’s six racetracks and at O’Hare and Midway airports and creating five new casinos, including in Rockford, Chicago, and Lake County. The Chicago casino would be operated by the city. A 2012 market analysis by Pro Forma Advisors the law firm Vedder Price estimated that such an expansion could generate between $1.4 billion to $2.2 billion in new gambling revenue. Or, put another way, it could take as much as $2.2 billion more out of the pockets of mainly Illinois residents – and many of them will be people who gamble compulsively, potentially at the expense of their families’ well-being. The theory is that Illinois’ government is in desperate need of cash, and it’s more sad than funny that such desperation is the same kind that leaves a gambler destitute. Of course, Illinois has serious financial problems, but gamblers call this tactic chasing your losses. It’s a losing strategy. One thing we agree with Gov. Pat Quinn on is that expanding gambling in Illinois raises ethical concerns. We’d urge Quinn to maintain that position. Quinn has already vetoed two gambling expansion plans proposed by the Legislature. Illinois is in need of real reform, debt reduction, decreased spending and a restructuring of taxes to make it a better state for businesses and taxpayers alike. Gambling expansion is just more wishful thinking that cheap fixes and tax hikes are the only way out of this state’s fiscal mess. Gambling is and always will be a shell game as a revenue solution, where the only ones who truly benefit are those who hold the gambling licenses. Don’t bet on that changing if Illinois chooses to expand it.


Delivering the mail service from woe To understand how much trouble the U.S. Postal Service faces, consider that its $5 billion loss in fiscal 2013 represented a major improvement over the previous year’s $15.9 billion loss. Given the technological obsolescence of its most profitable line of business – first-class mail delivery – it would be a miracle if the Postal Service weren’t in the red. And that’s before you factor in other obstacles to efficient operation: regulatory price controls, no-layoff labor contracts, an expensive network of redundant processing centers and, most of all, micromanagement from a Congress that responds to the demands of interest groups including bulk mailers and rural customers rather than the broad national interest in avoiding a taxpayer bailout. Now comes a sign that realism might, at long last, be taking hold in Congress. Sens. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., have moved through the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee a bipartisan bill that offers the Postal Service a measure of genuine financial relief in return for a measure of genuine cost-reducing structural reform. The heart of the bill reduces the personnel costs that currently account for 80 percent of the Postal Service’s annual budget. Specifically, it would require a significant portion of postal retirees to move from the health insurance program for federal employees, which they currently use, to Medicare. This overdue change is eminently fair, given that the Postal Service and its employees contribute millions of dollars to Medicare’s trust fund each year, while the cost of providing a redundant alternative for its retirees increases the Postal Service’s crippling long-term liabilities. The bill’s authors estimate the annual cost-shift from the Postal Service to Medicare at $800 million. In return, the service would get relief from a mandatory $5.5 billion annual payment for retiree health care, which it has been financially unable to make for the past three years anyway. Those contributions would be stretched out over 40 years. We supported those required payments as a way of forcing structural change. Yet now that they are manifestly unpayable, the Carper-Coburn deal strikes us as a plausible second-best solution. In addition to the healthcare swap, the legislation would impose a de facto requirement that the Postal Service’s long-standing request to end costly Saturday delivery be met in two years, and it would give the service greater leverage in collective bargaining and negotiations with the Postal Regulatory Commission. The Washington Post

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Inside Boys Basketball: DeKalb currently on longest winning streak of season with playoffs fast approaching. PAGE B3

SECTION B Friday, February 14, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •


H-BR wins 8th straight title By ANTHONY ZILIS


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Olympic men’s hockey Canada vs. Austria, 11 a.m., USA Jonathan Toews (above), Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith and the defending Olympic champions face off against Michael Grabner and Austria in the preliminary round. Also on TV... Pro basketball Exhibition, Rising Stars Challenge, 8 p.m., TNT Men’s basketball Detroit at Oakland, 6 p.m., ESPNU Arizona at Arizona St., 8 p.m., ESPN Canisius at Niagara, 8 p.m., ESPNU Women’s basketball Evansville at Illinois St., 7 p.m., CSN Golf PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, second round, 4 p.m., TGC Auto racing NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Sprint Unlimited practice, 4 p.m., FS1 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Sprint Unlimited, 5:30 p.m., FS1 Men’s hockey Boston at New Hampshire, 6 p.m., NBCSN Michigan St. at Penn St., 5:30 p.m., BTN Michigan at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTN Boxing Junior welterweights, Chris Algieri (18-0-0) vs. Emmanuel Taylor (17-1-0), 8 p.m., ESPN2 WINTER OLYMPICS Men’s hockey: Sweden vs. Switzerland, 6:30 a.m., NBCSN (Live) Men’s figure skating: gold medal final part 1, 9 a.m., NBCSN (Live) Men’s hockey: Norway vs. Finland, 11 a.m., MSNBC (Live) Men’s figure skating: gold medal final part 2, 11 a.m., NBCSN (Live) Men’s ski jumping: individual K-125 large hill competition, 1:15 p.m., NBCSN Women’s biathlon: 15K individual gold medal final; Women’s freestyle skiing: aerials competition, 2 p.m., NBC Men’s curling: United States vs. Russia, 4 p.m., CNBC Hockey: game of the day, 4 p.m., NBCSN Men’s figure skating: gold medal final; Men’s alpine skiing: super combined gold medal final; Women’s freestyle skiing: aerials gold medal final; Women’s skeleton: gold medal final runs, 7 p.m., NBC Men’s ski jumping: individual K-125 large hill competition; Men’s skeleton: competition, 11:05 p.m., NBC Men’s hockey: Slovakia vs. Slovenia, 2 a.m. (Saturday), NBCSN (Live) Women’s hockey: Switzerland vs. Russia, quarterfinal, 2 a.m. (Saturday), MSNBC (Live) Women’s curling: Canada vs. Japan, 4:30 a.m. (Saturday), MSNBC Women’s cross-country: 4x5k relay gold medal final, 4:30 p.m. (Saturday), NBCSN (Live)

Monday’s quarterfinal (4) Mooseheart 38, (5) Faith Lutheran 26 Tuesday’s semifinals (1) Hinckley-Big Rock 52, (4) Mooseheart 13 (2) Harvest Christian Academy 59, (3) Elgin Academy 12 Thursday’s final (1) Hinckley-Big Rock 62, (2) Harvest Christian Academy 35

HINCKLEY – As eighth-graders, Hinckley-Big Rock seniors Lauren Paver, Andrea Binkley and Caitlin Flanigan watched as the Royals’ girls basketball team won its second straight state title in 2010. They were eager to join a suddenly storied program but aware of the pressure that comes with coming after a dynasty. Throughout the next four years, H-BR kept adding to its trophy case, and Thursday, the Royals won their eighth consecutive regional title in dominant fashion, beating Harvest Christian, 62-35. “These kids that are seniors came in after we won the state tournament

• Hinckley-Big Rock advances to the Harvest Christian Academy Sectional twice, we had 11 kids in the program, and we had a lot of talent and went to the super-sectional that year,” H-BR coach Greg Burks said. “It had to be kind of a scary experience for them

(coming in as freshmen), but at the same time, maybe they learned a lot about what it takes to compete.” Without Paver’s 30-point effort, in which almost every drive to the hoop led to a basket or a foul, and a smothering defensive effort in the second half, the game certainly wouldn’t have been so lopsided. The Royals (16-13) led, 13-11, after the first quarter, and when point guard Jacqueline Madden went to the bench in the second quarter with foul trouble, Paver was forced to take over. The senior scored 11 of her team’s 15 points in the quarter, Erik Anderson for the Daily Chronicle all on drives or free throws. A threepoint play just before the buzzer Hinckley-Big Rock and Harvest Christian Academy players reach for a rebound during the first quargave H-BR a 26-25 halftime lead.

See ROYALS, page B2

ter of the Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional final Thursday night in Hinckley. H-BR won, 62-35.



Barbs win share of NI Big 12 East title By ROSS JACOBSON

to approach matches like a middle linebacker sheds a block: With full on ferocity. So, Nelson waited. But just as the Class 2A Pontiac Sectional arrives today and Saturday, so to has Armstrong’s game. Fully developed into a 170-pound senior, three years removed from a shoulder injury and fully versed in how to manipulate opponents using a combination of the single leg attacks and shots he honed growing up in lower weight classes and brute force, Armstrong (21-1) is a top seed on the verge of his first trip to the state tournament.

MAPLE PARK – There was no raucous celebration from the DeKalb players after Thursday’s 52-39 victory over Kaneland that gave the Barbs a share of their fourth consecutive Northern Illinois Big 12 East title. But after an early season loss to Sycamore put the Barbs in a small hole in the conference race, the title was no small feat for a young DeKalb team that continues to progress. “It says a lot about these kids over the course of these last few years. Their work ethic and coming through what was kind of a roller-coaster season for us, not only in the conference but outside the conference playing some tough games,” said DeKalb assistant coach Mark Sykes, who filled in for head coach Chris Davenport on Thursday. “It’s just a great thing for our kids and our program.” DeKalb (21-7, 9-1 NI Big 12 East) quickly took a 9-0 lead in the first quarter and never trailed in its final tuneup before the postseason. Brittney Patrick scored four points in the first three minutes and a Madelyne Johnson 3-pointer gave DeKalb a 16-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Knights struggled against DeKalb’s 2-3 zone in the first half, converting only two field goals, and trailed by 11 at the break. But Kaneland started getting the ball inside to Kelly Wallner, who scored 12 points on the night, and the offense recorded 18 points, almost half of its total offensive output on the night, in the third quarter. “When we’re patient, we get the ball inside and we don’t settle for jump shots,” Kaneland coach Ernie Colombe said. “We get in trouble, we have all year, when we settle for jump shots. First half we had too many turnovers.” Any hope of a Kaneland (114, 3-5) comeback quickly was

See WRESTLING, page B3


Monica Maschak –

Senior Austin Armstrong wrestles teammate Chris Malone during practice Tuesday at Sycamore High School. Armstrong (21-1) is a top seed in the Class 2A Pontiac Sectional on the verge of his first trip to the state tournament after winning a regional title last weekend.

Armstrong believes his ‘time has come’ Sycamore 170-pounder brimming with confidence as a top seed By JAMES NOKES Sycamore wrestling coach Alex Nelson had waited for Austin Armstrong to arrive. As a freshman, Armstrong wrestled at 125 pounds. But with good size in his family, Nelson figured Armstrong would grow into an upper-weight class wrestler. So, Nelson waited. A year later, Armstrong returned to the mat room after surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder that prematurely ended his freshman campaign. It took a year for Armstong, who had grown six inches over the summer, and now was 160

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos and more – log on to pounds, to regain his strength and confidence. So, Nelson waited. Armstrong’s junior year was a mental grind. He was in the 170-pound weight class against opponents naturally bigger and had to adjust his skills, which had developed at the lower weight classes, to fit a weight class filled with wrestlers who are known


Optimism eludes Cubs in Ariz. By GORDON WITTENMYER MESA, Ariz. – It’s the day baseball invented for optimism. But even on the day Cubs’ pitchers and catchers reported for spring training Thursday, at a sparkling new facility no less, reminders persisted about just how bleak this season looks – about how far away this organization is from making any seriAP photo ous noise at a major-league level. Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein speaks during a The immediate news of the ceremony to unveil the Cubs’ new Cactus League spring training base- day was the revelation that promising starter Jake Arrieball facility Wednesday in Mesa, Ariz.

ta likely won’t open the season on time after shoulder “tightness” during his offseason throwing program prompted a slow-and-cautious approach entering camp. The Cubs feel they have enough depth to cover his absence at the back end of the rotation for now. And they aren’t suddenly going to go from worst to first with or without him, anyway. But just three weeks after the Cubs were outbid for coveted Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka – and as they prepare

for a season in which their projected Opening Day starter (Jeff Samardzija) is a near certainty to be traded – the Arrieta injury seemed to fit right in with the tone of 2014 and where this rebuilding process stands in its third year. No? Just listen to team president Theo Epstein. Almost lost amid the typical first-day happy chatter of a media conference, Epstein was asked about how he planned to use the money

See CUBS, page B2


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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Basketball Indian Creek at Somonauk, 6:45 p.m. Morris at DeKalb, 7 p.m. Rochelle at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Kaneland at Yorkville, 7 p.m. Leland-Earlville at HinckleyBig Rock, 7 p.m. Richmond-Burton at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball Sycamore at Kaneland, 6 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Harvard, 7:15 p.m.

SATURDAY Boys Basketball North Boone at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Hillcrest at Kaneland, 7:30 p.m. Girls Bowling DeKalb, Kaneland, Sycamore at Freeport Sectional, 12:30 p.m. Wrestling DeKalb at Class 3A Barrington Sectional Sycamore, Kaneland at Class 2A Pontiac Sectional Genoa-Kingston at Class 1A Byron Sectional

8SPORTS SHORTS U.S. crushes Slovakia in men’s Olympic hockey SOCHI, Russia – With only one game to prepare for its Olympic showdown with Russia, the United States men’s hockey team decided to cram an entire tournament’s worth of hard work and highlights into one spectacular opener. Paul Stastny scored twice during a six-goal barrage in the second period, and the Americans got off to a roaring start in Sochi with a 7-1 victory over Slovakia in preliminary-round play Thursday. Ryan Kesler, David Backes, Phil Kessel and Dustin Brown also scored as the U.S. battered Slovakia for six consecutive goals in a 13:51 span, turning what was expected to be a tough matchup into a laugher with their relentless offense. Patrick Kane has two assists.

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Kucera runs down Stanford dream


By KEVIN DRULEY Nathaniel Kucera applied to Stanford in the fall without a safety school in his back pocket. Even as other universities coveted the Kaneland track standout, he kept a distance because he pined for the palm trees of Palo Alto, Calif. That’s the quiet confidence in Kucera, whose ascent with the Knights hit its most recent high when he anchored Kaneland’s Class 2A state champion 4x800-meter relay last spring. Two weeks later, Kucera dazzled with the top individual 800 at the Midwest Distance Gala, and appeared on Stanford’s radar, setting off a recruitment that culminated with his humbling acceptance this week. “It was a huge shock, a huge relief and a wave of excitement to know I could get into such a school with that academic regard and be able to run,” Kucera said. And run he will, just not before he does a few more things for the Knights. Or lobbies to. Kucera approached Kaneland coach Eric Baron shortly after his 1:51.33 won the 800 at the Midwest Distance Gala at Benedictine in June. Kucera came with his customary thankyous, as well as some urgency. If need be, the middle distance maven offered his services in the shot put, the 3,200 – whatever might land the Knights a team trophy in 2014. The 4x800 title and a runner-up turn in the 4x400 still pointed Kaneland to sixth. “That goes a long way to what kind of member he’s gong to be

at Stanford for that team,” said Baron, who also coached Kucera as Chad Clarey’s cross country assistant. “Just talking with him, it’s totally evident that team comes before himself. Those are things we as coaches always try to get in our athletes, and it’s always fulfilling to see it happen.” Kucera ranks 18th in his class of 340 with a 4.04 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The prospective business student flexed his verbal skills en route to earning admittance to Stanford, writing three entrance essays. Themes included a letter to his f u t u r e r o o m - Nathaniel mate and a life Kucera event that motivated or helped him intellectually. Give him a pen or a laptop right now and Kucera could produce volumes about the ongoing support from the Kaneland community through the years. As Baron noted, “this is a pretty big day for us as a school, too.” “I’m just really excited and blessed to be able to have this opportunity,” Kucera said. “I started track in eighth grade and had a huge spark my freshman year, and I want to thank everyone who has helped me.” Stanford distance coach John Oliver called Kucera regarding his acceptance this week. Kucera still had been casually considering other schools that showed recruiting interest – namely Penn State, Kentucky and Wisconsin – as he awaited word. With the Cardinal competing at an indoor meet in Seattle this weekend, Kucera must

wait a few days before conferring with coaches about the final specifics of his scholarship. What is clear: His commitment adds to an impressive list of Knights collegians under Baron, including classmate Kyle Carter (Southern Illinois) and recent graduates Taylor Andrews (Army), Miki Marin (Eastern Illinois), Logan Markuson (Minnesota) and Tommy Whittaker (Saint Louis). “I was given this opportunity,” Kucera said, “and I jumped on this.”

Strang, Knights ready to start indoor season: Kaneland senior Sydney Strang hailed Wednesday’s season-opening girls indoor track meet at DundeeCrown as a chance to finally get moving. Harrowing winter weather has limited most workouts to treadmills or the indoor track at the Vaughan Center in Aurora, although the Knights always make do. “We just do the best we can every day,” Strang said, “work with what we’ve got.” A modest approach has helped steer Strang near the top of the Knights’ middle distance lineup while also landing her a spot in Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne’s NCAA Division I program beginning next season. Even Strang’s rationale for choosing IPFW is even-keeled. “I just see myself becoming the best version of myself there,” she said. Strang’s older sister, Andie, delivered a positive review of the IPFW facilities while competing there with St. Joseph (Ind.) around this time last season. Strang added the Mastodons

Johnson has 14 points and 11 rebounds • BARBS-KNIGHTS Continued from page B1

Gibson, Boozer lead Bulls past Nets CHICAGO – Taj Gibson scored 16 points and Carlos Boozer returned from an injury to add 15 in the Bulls’ 92-76 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. Boozer missed the past three games because of a strained left calf. Joakim Noah had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double. The Bulls (27-25) moved two games above .500 for the first time since they were 6-4 on Nov. 21. They have won four of five. Paul Pierce led Brooklyn with 15 points in the teams’ final game before the All-Star break. The Nets are 24-27, going 14-6 since Jan. 1. The Nets pulled within three on Andrei Kirilenko’s 3-pointer with 6:29 left. D.J. Augustin answered with a 3-pointer to start a 9-0 Bulls run.

NASCAR’s Patrick reacts to Petty’s criticism DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Danica Patrick spent most of her appearance Thursday at the Daytona 500 media day brushing off criticism from The King that the only way she could win a Sprint Cup race was “if everybody else stayed home.” She refused to fire back at Petty, a seven-time champion, politely stating that he was entitled to his opinion. Patrick handled the comments much in the same way she dismissed Kyle Petty’s remarks last year that “she’s not a race car driver.” “It has nothing to do with where it comes from,” she said. “The people that matter the most to me are my team, my sponsors and those little 3-yearold kids that run up to you and want a great big hug and say they want to grow up to be like you. That’s the stuff I really focus on.” – Wire reports

to her list of possible suitors, sent an email to coaches and gathered a homey atmosphere at the school from that interaction onward. She confirmed those feelings during her first campus visit in September. Her verbal commitment in October and last week’s national signing day ceremony at Kaneland only widened Strang’s smile about her development in a sport she all but joined on a whim. Credit Andie – three years her senior – with an assist, though. “Really in sixth grade, [track is] all you really can do,” Sydney Strang said. “I’ve always liked running and once I saw her doing it, I figured I would try it, too.” As a junior, Strang helped Kaneland win the Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional. At state, she anchored the Knights’ ninth-place 4x800-meter relay that opened with Amanda Lesak, Aislinn Lodwig and Jessica Kucera. With several experienced teammates back in the fold alongside her, Strang likes Kaneland’s chances as meets get under way. “We’re just enjoying the season,” Strang said. “Having some fun.” Finding their wind: Many track coaches coax football players into the sport for conditioning purposes. Kaneland senior Gary Koehring, a linebacker committed to NCAA Division II St. Cloud (Minn.) State, counts himself among that fraternity. “I’m not there to score the team any points,” Koehring, part of the Knights’ rotation in the 100 and 200 meters, said recently. “I’m just there to stay in shape.”

Erik Anderson for the Daily Chronicle

Hinckley-Big Rock’s Lexi Gonzalez cuts off part of the net after defeating Harvest Christian Academy, 62-35, in the Class 1A H-BR Regional final Thursday night in Hinckley.

Royals allow only 10 points in 2nd half • ROYALS Continued from page B1 “[Paver] was really focused,” Flanigan said. “She got some fouls on their big player, and that gave us some opportunities. When they collapsed on her, she had options to dish out.” The Royals opened the second half on an 11-2 run, spearheaded by nine points from Paver, before Madden took over, harassing the Harvest Christian (15-11) backcourt defensively while scoring 10 of her 14 points in the second half. The Royals allowed only 10

points in the second half on Paver’s dominant offensive day. Plenty of her points came in the halfcourt as she aggresively drove to the basket, but plenty others came in transition off of defensive stops. “It was people getting the rebounds, and me just driving down and making the layups, finishing it,” Paver said. “The whole team did it.” For the eighth consecutive time, the Royals will head to a sectional, where they will play Morgan Park Academy at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harvest Christian in Elgin. If the Royals win Tuesday, they’ll play in their seventh sectional final in eight years.

A lot of the recent success, Burks said, goes to those kids who came into an intimidating environment as freshmen and learned to play from one of the most successful teams in area basketball’s recent history. “Lauren Paver had a great night and has developed into a very quality player for us, … and I just can’t say enough about Andrea Binkley and Caitlin Flanigan,” Burks said. “They come out every night, they take the defensive assignment that we need them to take and they get the job done. You look at what we’ve done to win regionals the last two years, they get the job done even if they never score a point.”

erased with seven DeKalb points in the first 90 seconds of the fourth quarter. Johnson scored four points inside and Wogen hit a 3-pointer from the corner off the feed from Patrick. Wogen hit three 3-pointers on the night, all in the second half. “It builds our intensity level up and our offense gets better,” Malloy said of Wogen’s 3-pointers. “We don’t try to rush it and it just gives us points on the board.” Johnson finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. Patrick had 12 points. The Barbs had 11 steals, including three each from Malloy and Patrick. Sycamore, which split its two games with DeKalb, has a chance to claim a share of the NI Big 12 East title with a win at Kaneland tonight. A Spartans loss would give DeKalb the title outright. DeKalb will start the postseason against Belvidere North at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Class 4A Rockford Jefferson Regional semifinals. “I think our confidence level is really high,” Malloy said. “We all know that we need to work hard to win and that’s what we need to do.”

Cubs holding onto money for future considerations • CUBS Continued from page B1 saved when the Cubs committed a combined $7 million this year to free-agent pitchers Jason Hammel and James McDonald instead of the $20 million set aside for Tanaka. It was a reference to the surprising suggestion by Epstein during Cubs Convention that he might carry over a chunk of unused payroll to next season – an almost unheard of practice and one the previous regime wasn’t allowed to consider. “In the two previous offseasons, we spent every dollar available to us,” said Epstein, whose payrolls have gone down each season – and whose Opening Day payroll this year is the

Cubs’ lowest in more than a decade (about $85 million). “This is the first winter where we ended up keeping some in reserve,” he said, “to be used on players – hopefully, prime-age, impact-type players down the road. But it certainly gives us a bit of a leg up as we look toward next winter or an in-season move that might make the present and future better.” Epstein said the money could be used toward a high-priced international free agent this summer or to trade for a young expensive player with long-term upside – or, he said, “to just start out next offseason knowing that we can be a little bit more aggressive on the guys we really want early because that money will be available to us.” More aggressive? On play-

ers he really wants? Because the money will be available? What happened to all the assertions – mostly by ownership and the business operation – that baseball operations has all the money it needs for the players it wants? Or what chairman Tom Ricketts and his representatives repeatedly have said: That when Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer want a player, ownership will write the check. What sources have said for more than two years is becoming clearer every day even in the team’s publicly documented day-to-day practices. Tens of millions of dollars have been added to the revenues of every team in baseball through new national TV and advanced-media income in

recent years, including a big boost this year. The Cubs’ new Dominican Republic academy and new spring training facility combined cost the Cubs about $6 million. Spending on draft picks and young international amateurs has been capped by MLB. So whether it’s about the lingering weight of the Ricketts family’s purchase debt or profit-taking, a significant amount of money being brought in right now is being diverted to something besides baseball – leaving as an empty narrative the suggestion that more spending must wait until new Wrigley or local TV revenues come in. For now, the Cubs can hope that Arrieta might be ready to make an Opening Day start by then.

At Sochi, Russia Through Thursday (38 of 98 events) Nation G S B Norway 4 3 6 Netherlands 4 3 5 United States 4 2 6 Russia 2 5 4 Germany 7 2 1 Canada 4 4 2 Austria 1 4 0 Sweden 0 4 1 Switzerland 3 0 1 France 2 0 2 Slovenia 1 1 2 China 2 1 0 Czech Republic 0 2 1 Italy 0 2 1 Japan 0 2 1 Poland 2 0 0 Latvia 0 0 2 South Korea 1 0 1 Belarus 1 0 0 Slovakia 1 0 0 Australia 0 1 0 Finland 0 1 0 Britain 0 0 1 Ukraine 0 0 1

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NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 40 12 .769 — Bulls 27 25 .519 13 Detroit 22 30 .423 18 Cleveland 20 33 .377 20½ Milwaukee 9 43 .173 31 Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 28 24 .538 — Brooklyn 24 27 .471 3½ New York 20 32 .385 8 Boston 19 35 .352 10 Philadelphia 15 39 .278 14 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 37 14 .725 — Atlanta 25 26 .490 12 Washington 25 27 .481 12½ Charlotte 23 30 .434 15 Orlando 16 38 .296 22½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 38 15 .717 Houston 36 17 .679 Dallas 32 22 .593 Memphis 29 23 .558 New Orleans 23 29 .442 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 42 12 .778 Portland 36 17 .679 Minnesota 25 28 .472 Denver 24 27 .471 Utah 19 33 .365 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 37 18 .673 Phoenix 30 21 .588 Golden State 31 22 .585 L.A. Lakers 18 34 .346 Sacramento 18 35 .340

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Thursday’s Results Bulls 92, Brooklyn 76 Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers (n) Today’s Schedule No games scheduled Saturday’s Schedule No games scheduled Sunday’s Game All-Star Game, East vs. West, 7 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 Thursday’s Results No. 9 Michigan St. 85, Northwestern 70 No. 13 Louisville at Temple, ppd. No. 18 Creighton 68, Butler 63 No. 21 Wisconsin 78, Minnesota 70 No. 23 SMU at Rutgers, ppd. Today’s Game No. 2 Arizona at Arizona State, 8 p.m. No. 13 Louisville at Temple, 6 p.m. No. 23 SMU at Rutgers, 6 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 State 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 State vs. Texas Tech, 12:45 p.m. No. 12 Saint Louis vs. VCU, 1 p.m. No. 16 Iowa at Penn State, noon No. 17 Virginia at Clemson, 11 a.m. No. 19 Texas vs. West Virginia, 7 p.m. No. 20 Memphis vs. No. 24 UConn at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., 11 a.m. No. 22 Ohio State at Illinois, 7 p.m. No. 25 Pittsburgh at North Carolina, noon Sunday’s Games No. 4 Wichita State at Evansville, 4 p.m. No. 6 Villanova at No. 18 Creighton, 4:07 p.m. No. 9 Michigan State vs. Nebraska, 2 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. No. 23 SMU at Temple, noon


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Insider A closer look at the boys basketball scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... GARRETT POST Indian Creek, junior, forward Post scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in an overtime victory against Polo on Wednesday at home.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR Indian Creek at Somonauk, 6:45 p.m. Friday The Timberwolves get a rematch with the Bobcats after they bounced Indian Creek in the Little Ten Conference tournament semifinals. Richmond-Burton at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Friday Genoa-Kingston faces another big test in the Big Northern Conference with the Rockets visiting Genoa.

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Barbs streaking toward postseason their lineup in the early part of the season. Now it seems as if DeKalb has found a rotation and What started as a split of four the players have solidified their games over the weekend around roles on a team that is getting hot at the right time. Martin Luther King Jr. Day has “Even guys like [Dre Brown] evolved into the longest winning have settled into their roles. streak of the season for DeKalb. We’re sticking him on the best The Barbs haven’t lost since and have taken out Northern Illi- scorer on the other team,” nois Big 12 East rivals Kaneland Rohlman said. “He’s physical and he understands how to stay and Sycamore along the way. with guys and doesn’t get pushed “We’ve played a lot of games around easy.” against some very quality teams and I think that helps some of our younger and less experienced Timberwolves rebound juniors gain experience that One of the best teams in the much faster,” DeKalb coach Dave state dismantled Indian Creek Rohlman said. “We’ve taken it on Tuesday. Mooseheart came up a notch on defense and we’re to Shabbona and put on a show shooting the ball well, but that has with a 76-25 win. Monica Maschak – to do with we’re aware of our shot Just 24 hours later, Indian DeKalb’s Michael Pollack (left) dribbles selection. We’re doing a good job Creek put it all behind them down the court against Sycamore on recently with our shot selection.” with an 84-79 overtime victory Jan. 31 at the NIU Convocation Center in Rohlman noted that the Barbs over Polo. DeKalb. “We’ve been waiting for a constantly were tinkering with


game like this where we play a full game of basketball where everybody’s clicking and to beat a very good team,” Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz said. “We’ve been waiting for this win and it was really nice to get it [Wednesday].” The Timberwolves still have five games remaining, including a rematch with Somonauk after the Bobcats knocked Indian Creek out of the Little Ten Tournament, before starting postseason play in just more than a week. Piekarz still wants to see his team progress and hopefully use the Polo game as a springboard. “We’re still trying to continue to put complete games together and getting better as a team,” Piekarz said. “Even in the Mooseheart game … I saw signs of it. We were getting good looks, they just weren’t falling. It was nice to see that transfer over [to Polo].”


Overall fan behavior still a big issue in sports

1. Sycamore (16-4, 5-1 N. Illinois Big 12 East) Spartans still rolling even with loss to DeKalb. 2. DeKalb (11-13, 3-3 NI Big 12) Barbs playing the best basketball in area during recent stretch. 3. Kaneland (12-7, 3-3 NI Big 12) Gaining momentum toward postseason. 4. Indian Creek (14-8, 5-1 Little Ten) Nice win over Polo after loss to Mooseheart. 5. Genoa-Kingston (14-8, 6-3 Big Northern East) Loss to Marengo was a bit of a shock. 6. Hinckley-Big Rock (6-14, 2-3 LTC) Tough loss in LTC tournament consolation final. 7. Hiawatha (2-14, 1-4 LTC) Won second game vs. LaMoille on Wednesday.

Marcus Smart was in the wrong. The Oklahoma State sophomore basketball player admittedly made a mistake when he shoved a Texas Tech fan in the waning moments of the Cowboys-Red Raiders basketball game last week. The incident didn’t show well for Smart, who came back to school for another season after showing the potential to be a top NBA draft pick. However, it brings to light once again the constant bigger issue of how crowd behavior continues to disintegrate in all sports and at all levels.

VIEWS Ross Jacobson I’ve been to basketball games at the high school, college and professional levels this winter and have witnessed inappropriate behavior at all three. Not a game goes by where some form of the “Bull****” chant isn’t yelled at least a couple times from a school’s student section. Although most of the ridicule is targeted at the referees, much

of it also is aimed at the players. The passion and emotion of fans are many reasons why people prefer watching high school and college sports. But how much can we really expect the athletes on the court to endure while playing? Where is the line between trying to get into a player’s head and going too far? Sports are supposed to be a positive experience for all athletes. Just because they are showcased on the court or under the lights doesn’t mean verbal filters no longer apply. Smart was suspended three

games for his actions, giving him some time to think about how he reacted and what he did wrong. During that time, anyone who attends sporting events on a regular basis also should take a couple moments to ponder their behavior and if it really contributes positively to the arena atmosphere and the athletic experience.

• Ross Jacobson is the sports editor of the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at and follow him on Twitter @RossJacobson.


Title T’wolves’ 1st since ’98 Raucous crowd backs Indian Creek’s effort


Monday’s quarterfinal (4) Earlville-Leland 41, (5) Paw Paw 24 Wednesday’s semifinals (1) Indian Creek 46, (4) EarlvilleLeland 23 By STEVE NITZ (3) LaMoille 47, (2) Somonauk 44 Thursday’s final EARLVILLE – When Indi(1) Indian Creek 51, (3) LaMoille 31

an Creek’s Alexis Van Wyhe hit a 3-pointer on the Timberwolves’ first possession, Indian Creek’s large contingent of fans let out a roar. When the Timberwolves’ Josie Diehl grabbed a defensive rebound after LaMoille’s first possession of the Class 1A Earlville Regional final, the Indian Creek fan section, which consisted of about 40 students, let out another big cheer. The fans who made the trip to Earlville had a lot to cheer for all night, as the Timberwolves defeated the Lions, 5131, earning the first regional title for Indian Creek (15-13) since 1998. “That was honestly one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in my high school career. Having a crowd that big come out to support us in a game this big meant so much to me personally,” Indian Creek senior forward Samantha Mos-

• Indian Creek advances to the Putnam County Sectional

ley said. “I know it meant so much to the team, as well. We couldn’t have asked for a better crowd today.” Most of the current players were on last year’s team that suffered a heartbreaking, one-point overtime loss to Hinckley-Big Rock in a regional championship. “It means a lot,” Van Wyhe said. “It’s just nice to have this regional win. Being a sophomore, just to get it for our seniors and and our coaches and everybody, it’s just awesome.” Indian Creek took an early 9-0 lead on the Lions (1015) and led 22-11 at the half. The Timberwolves pulled away with 16 points in the third quarter and held a 3820 advantage heading into the

fourth. LaMoille never really was able to fight its way back. Timberwolves coach Muchmore said the first possession set the tone. “They had a lot of pressure on them. They were very nervous. At school you could see it,” Paul Muchmore said. “But I thought when Alexis hit that 3 at the beginning, I think that kind of just got everybody to relax and inspired us to play. And I thought we played a pretty good game.” Van Wyhe, Diehl and Jacklyn Bouma each had 12 points to lead Indian Creek, which will play Putnam County at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Putnam County Sectional semifinals. Two seasons ago, Indian Creek seniors Mosley and Kristen Herrmann were part of a Timberwolves team that won only six games. They will end their careers with a coveted regional title, but the run isn’t over yet. “We’ve come a long way. I don’t know, it means everything. Coming from a team like that to this, last year we thought we were going to be here, and it didn’t turn out that way,” Mosley said. “And we didn’t want that letdown again today, so we knew we had to come out and play today, and that’s what we did. Played our game.”

Armstrong’s agility atypical at his weight • WRESTLING Continued from page B1 “Not a lot of guys make the same leap that Austin has made in weight classes,” Nelson said. “He went from a small guy to a bigger guy. Most big guys don’t wrestle like him. They aren’t accustomed to the quick shots that he is capable of making from the outside. It’s to his advantage that he can get in leg attacks that his opponent’s don’t usually see in a match.” In the offseason, Armstrong became a student of wrestling. He had the speed and skills of a lighter wrestler. But, to reach his goal of being on a podium in the state tournament, he knew he needed more offense. “This year I asked myself several questions,” Armstrong said. “Why not me?

Why can’t I be the guy on the podium? Why can’t I have my name on the walls at school? “So, I learned to set up my shots. I improved my hand fighting and worked to add a high crotch to my set of moves. It was a big transition to move all the way up in weight classes. At 125 pounds, it was me and a lot of younger wrestlers. I would use a single leg and snap down. As a sophomore at 160, I was amongst the men. It takes a lot to get used to that.” In December at the Mid-States Tournament in Wisconsin, Nelson said Armstrong made a transition from talented wrestler to potential state qualifier. He qualified for the finals. It was a huge step, but the battle in the semifinal match would portend positive results the rest of the season.

Armstrong enters the Class 2A Pontiac Sectional on a tear. His last loss was in the finals at Pontiac. He since has won the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference tournament and last week’s Class 2A Belvidere Regional. “Mentally, Austin arrived at Mid-States,” Nelson said. “To be in the finals of a 50team tournament was the moment he got over the hump. He knew physically and mentally he belonged. Now, it’s just all about him putting together a string of matches to get to state.” Finally, Armstrong is comfortable and the wait is over. “I am at the right weight class,” Armstrong said. “I know where I should be on the mat and the moves I should use. I’ve grown into my body. I think my time has come.” is your connection to the Internet’s leading automotive marketplace. Search millions of new and pre-owned vehicles to find the right one for you. Visit to get started.

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Eric and Kim Simmons of Sycamore (left) and Jim and Joan Graves of Huntley renewed their wedding vows Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore.



Couples celebrate Valentine’s Day by affirming their wedding vows By KATIE DAHLSTROM

oan and Jim Graves celebrated Valentine’s Day early in a way that they said rivals all others. After 53 years of marriage, the Huntley couple renewed the vows they took when they were 21 years old and confirmed the love and companionship they have shared since. They were surrounded by their congregation in a church that abounded with love Sunday as other couples decided to reaffirm their love as well. During three ceremonies last weekend, 19 couples who have been married for at least five years affirmed their love in front of their congregation and God at Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore. “We had talked about (renewing our vows) for our 50th anniversary,” Joan said. “So we decided to do this. It’s something special that you don’t forget.” Six other couples joined the Graves at the altar on Sunday. Salem Lutheran has hosted the vow renewal ceremony once before. Though Pastor Rob Kinnear, who joined the church as the intentional interim pastor two years ago, said

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Pastor Rob Kinnear prepares to preside over seven couples renew their wedding vows on Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore. a vow affirmation ceremony happens in many different churches. The ceremony is a special way to celebrate the commitment people make in marriage close to the cultural Valentine’s Day holiday. “It makes me happy to share this with the congregation so people can see that marriage is supposed to be long-lived,” Kinnear said. “It’s true that when you live everyday, you forget some of those things.” During the ceremony, husbands and wives gazed into each other’s eyes as Kinnear took a few minutes to celebrate their love and devotion. Kinnear read a marriage ceremony passage from the Lutheran Book of Worship, which highlights the joy and hard work marriage requires. Kinnear then asked the couples to say one another’s names before reciting the affirmation.

“With thanksgiving I now renew my promise to be your loving partner, faithful to you, until death parts us,” the husbands and wives said after Kinnear. Kim and Eric Simmons, of Sycamore, stood hand-in-hand facing one another Sunday morning in the same place where they uttered their first vows 17 years ago. On top of being a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it was Kim’s birthday. “This opportunity to renew our vows was something we couldn’t pass up,” Eric said. They started dating when they met at a barn dance as students at Illinois State University and were married five years later. Now, the Simmons have three children. “It was very emotional to think about how far we have come,” Kim said. “I love him more today than I did that day.”


Page C2 • Friday, February 14, 2014 DEKALB Baptist Campus Ministry 449 Normal Road 815-756-2131 Pastors: Dwight and Rene Gorbold Bethlehem Lutheran (ELCA) 1915 N. First St. 815-758-3203 Pastor: Dan Wynard Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 Sunday school; 11 a.m. adult Sunday forum Highlight of the week: The Bible study, “Walking with Jesus,” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Martha’s Sisters continues their Thursday morning Bible Study with Pastor Dan at 10:30 a.m. Food pantry open 3 to 5 p.m. Monday; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Cathedral of Praise 1126 S. First St. 815-758-6557 Pastor: Eric Wyzard Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Christ Community Church (DeKalb Campus) 1600 E. Lincoln Highway 815-787-6161 Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ, Scientist 220 N. Third St. 815-787-3792 Pastors: King James Bible, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy The message: “Soul” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. church and Sunday school services; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday testimony meetings Highlight of the week: The Christian Science Reading Room is open noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The public is welcome to come in and browse. Community of Christ 1200 S. Malta Road 815-756-1963 Pastor: Roger Hintzsche Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Congregation Beth Shalom 820 Russell Road 815-756-1010 Rabbi: Maralee Gordon DeKalb Christian 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 Pastor: Tom J. Hughes Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school DeKalb Wesleyan 1115 S. Malta Road 815-758-0673 Pastor: Dean Pierce Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evangelical Free 150 Bethany Road 815-756-8729 Pastor: Martin Jones, lead pastor; Paul Rogers, worship pastor; Gary Lisle, youth pastor; Terry Gin, children’s ministry director Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school First Baptist 349 S. Third St. 815-758-3973 Pastor: Bob Edwards Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Sunday school First Church of the Nazarene 1051 S. Fourth St. 815-758-1588 Pastor: Todd Holden Worship schedule: 10:40 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational 615 N. First St. 815-758-0691 Pastors: Joe Gastiger, Judy Harris The message: “Notes on Loving Your Neighbor” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Chapel Communion at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Centering Prayer at 5 p.m. Wednesday. First Lutheran (ELCA) 324 N. Third St.

815-758-0643 Pastor: Janet Hunt Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. Sunday coffee fellowship; CrossWalk activities 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 5:30 to 7:30 Wednesday; confirmation 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. youth group First United Methodist 321 Oak St. 815-756-6301 Pastors: Senior Pastor Jonathan Hutchison, Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert The message: “What’s a Christian – Transforming,” based in scripture Galatians 5:22-23 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 11:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary SHINE service; 10:20 a.m. children and youth Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 8:45 a.m. Thursday Communion service Highlight of the week: A new adult Sunday school class begins 10:30 a.m. Guardrails, a six-week DVD study by Andy Stanley, challenges viewers to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails. Foursquare Church 210 Grove St. 815-756-9521 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7:30 a.m. weekday Bible study; TBA Sunday Bible study Glad Tidings Assembly of God 2325 N. First St. 815-758-4919 Pastor: W. Michael Massey Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: All ages family night is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Grace Free Lutheran 1121 S. First St. 815-758-2531 Pastor: Michael Hodge Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Harvest Bible Chapel 2215 Bethany Road 815-756-9020 Pastor: Jason Draper Worship schedule: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Hillcrest Covenant 1515 N. First St. 815-756-5508 hillcrestcovenantchurchdekalb@ Pastor: Steve Larson, Associate Pastor Jennifer Zerby Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Immanuel Lutheran 511 Russell Road 815-756-6669, 815-756-6675 Pastors: Marty Marks, Ray Krueger Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship Highlight of the week: The youth group will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mardi Gras Lanes, for their $1 a game Sunday bowl. Bring $7.50 to cover shoes and two games. Kishwaukee Bible Church 355 N. Cross St. (Cornerstone Christian Academy) 815-754-4566 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday New Hope Missionary Baptist 1201 Twombly Road 815-756-7906 Pastors: Leroy A. Mitchell, G. Joseph Mitchell Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Wednesday, Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Ministry is at 6 p.m. Newman Catholic Student Center 512 Normal Road 815-787-7770 Pastor: Matthew McMorrow Worship schedule: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 12:05 p.m. daily St. George Greek Orthodox 320 S. Second St. 815-758-5731 Pastor: John A. Artemas Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Orthos; 10 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Mary Parish 321 Pine St. 815-758-5432 Pastor: James Parker The message: “In Jesus is revealed a new wisdom, a new law, a new way of living.” Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m.

Saturday; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. Monday through Friday Highlight of the week: Volunteers are needed to help clean the church in preparation for the Easter season at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 21. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the parish office. St. Paul’s Episcopal 900 Normal Road 815-756-4888 Rector: Stacy Walker-Frontjes Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday Seventh-day Adventist 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-1388 Pastor: Leonardo Oliveira Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Saturday; Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. Highlight of the week: Open Closet hours are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday The Rock Christian Church 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-3700 Pastor: Jerry Wright Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sundays. Highlight of the week: For a ride to this growing, Bible-believing, nondenominational church, call 815-758-3700 or 815-748-5611. Trinity Lutheran (LCMC) 303 S. Seventh St. 815-756-7374 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; contemporary worship on second and fourth Sunday each month Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 158 N. Fourth St. 815-756-7089 Pastor: Linda Slabon The message: “Simple Moves for Everyday Grace” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Evening Meditation at 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Peaceful Meditation at 11 a.m. Fridays. United Pentecostal Church 1120 S. Seventh St. 815-901-0699 Pastor: Greg W. Davis and Maurice McDavid, assistant pastor Worship schedule: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Sundays; 6 p.m. Saturday (Spanish) Victory Baptist 1930 Sycamore Road 815-756-6212 Pastor: Ngum Eric Mangek Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Vida Nueva/New Life 316 N. Sixth St. 815-787-7711 Pastor: Rodrigo Azofeifa Worship schedule: 12:30 p.m. Domingo (Sunday) Vineyard Christian Fellowship Haish Gymnasium, 303 S. Ninth St. 815-748-8463 Pastor: Joe Holda Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Westminster Presbyterian 830 N. Annie Glidden Road 815-756-2905 Pastor: Blake Richter The message: “Then You Shall Live” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. adult Sunday school

SYCAMORE Bethel Assembly of God 131 W. Elm St. 815-895-4740 Pastor: William Mills Worship schedule: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Christian Senior Ministries P.O. Box 479 815-895-6784 Worship schedule: This nondenominational outreach program serves seniors through Bible studies, personal visits and worship services: 11 a.m. Monday at Barb City Manor, DeKalb; 3:30 p.m. Mondays at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore; 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Lincoln Manor, Rochelle; 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Pine Acres, DeKalb; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethany Health Care, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Woods, DeKalb; 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Grand Victorian, Sycamore; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bethany Health Care, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Thursdays at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Thursdays at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb. Church of Christ 109 Swanson Road

815-895-9148 Evangelist: Phillip Vermillion Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ (Edgebrook Lane) 2315 Edgebook Lane 815-895-3320 Preacher: Al Diestelkamp Worship schedule: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday Federated Church 612 W. State St. 815-895-2706 Pastor: Dennis Johnson The message: “But You Promised Me” Worship Schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday with nursery child care; 10:15 a.m. Kids Club; 11 a.m. fellowship Highlight of the week: Handbell Choir featured on Sunday. Fellowship Baptist 2425 Bethany Road 815-517-1569 Pastor: Kevin D. Spears Worship schedule: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school; 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study FBC of Sycamore 530 W. State St. 815-895-3116 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. with signer for hearing impaired and 5 p.m. contemporary services Grace Life Church 425 W. State St. 815-757-3570 Pastor: Stephen J. Moll Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Harvest Time Fellowship 203 S. Sacramento St. 815-899-2529 Pastor: Michael Schumaker Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday prayer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 675 Fox Ave. 815-895-2277 Bishop: John Bentley Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday Sacrament meeting; 12:20 p.m. Sunday school; 1:10 p.m. Relief Society, Priesthood Mayfield Congregational 28405 Church Road 815-895-5548 Pastor: Martha Brunell The message: Guest pastor the Rev. Ivan Schoen from Spring Creek UCC in Rockford. Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school for children and adults Highlight of the Week: Refreshments provided by Phyllis Roush North Avenue Missionary Baptist 301 North Ave. 815-895-4871 Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school St. John’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 26555 Brickville Road 815-895-4477 Pastors: Robert W. Weinhold, Marvin Metzger Worship schedule: 6 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. service Sunday; 9:20 a.m. adult Bible classes; St. Mary’s Sycamore 322 Waterman St. 815-895-3275 Pastor: Paul M. Lipinski Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. daily; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday; and 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Holy Days St. Peter’s Episcopal 218 Somonauk St. 815-895-2227 Clergy: David Hedges Worship schedule: 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school Salem Lutheran (ELCA) 1145 DeKalb Ave. 815-895-9171 Interim Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear Ministry staff: Carla Vanatta The message: “We are called to choose life by loving and obeying God.” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school

Daily Chronicle / Highlight of the week: Help keep the Salem Food Pantry stocked by donating money, food and personal care products. Adult Bible Study on Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. Salem G.E.M.S. has a noon potluck Monday. Sycamore Baptist Church 302 Somonauk Street 815-895-2577 Interim Pastor: Art Aviles Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Bible study Sycamore United Methodist 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113 Pastor: GaHyung Kim, Harlene Harden Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school

NEARBY Calvary Lutheran (LCMC) (Lee) 19 Perry Road, at County Line Road 815-824-2825 Pastor: Craig Nelson Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; Noon new member class (lunch included) Cortland United Methodist 45 W. Chestnut Ave. 815-756-9088 Pastor: Brian Gilbert Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Faith UMC (Genoa) 325 S. Stott St. 815-784-5143 Pastor: Melissa Meyers Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational UCC (Malta) 210 S. Sprague St. 815-825-2451 Pastor: Robert L. Vaughn The message: “Trees” Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the Week: A PowerPoint presentation will be shown. First Lutheran (NALC) (Kirkland) 510 W. South St. 815-522-3886 Pastor: Carl L. M. Rasmussen Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s sermon First Evangelical Lutheran (Lee) 240 W. Hardanger Gate 815-824-2356 Interim Pastor: Chris Heller Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. fellowship time First United Methodist (Hinckley) 801 N. Sycamore St. 815-286-7102 Pastor: Laura Crites Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school First United Methodist (Kirkland) 300 W. South St. 815-522-3546 Pastor: Kyeong-Ah Woo Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school Hope Anglican Church (Elburn) Meeting at Community Congregational, 100 E. Shannon St. 630-802-4424 Pastor: David Kletzing Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Sunday Holy Communion, nursery Immanuel Lutheran (Hinckley) 12760 Lee Road 262-825-7501 Pastor: Christopher Navurskis Worship schedule: 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. adult Bible study; 9 a.m. Sunday school; 5 p.m. Saturday Kingston United Methodist 121 E. First St. 815-784-2010 Pastor: Jackie Wills Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. youth group and Upper Room Bible study; 10:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. prayer circle; 6:30 p.m. Gospel of John Bible study Highlight of the week: Communion is served on the first and third Sundays. All are welcome to the table. Malta United Methodist 210 E. Sprague St.

815-825-2118 Pastor: Noah Panlilio Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday at Malta UMC; 11 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Malta UMC Peace United Church of Christ (Genoa) 301 E. First St. 815-757-5917 Pastor: Lauri Allen The message: “Reconciliation” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday St. Catherine (Genoa) 340 S. Stott St. 815-784-2355 Pastor: Donald M. Ahles The message: “Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish) Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday Highlight of the week: Respect Life Movie, “The Way,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Parish Hall. Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 in the Parish Hall. St. James (Lee) 221 W. Kirke Gate 815-824-2053 Pastor: Bonaventure Okoro Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Tuesday to Friday; with confession from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday. St. John’s Lutheran (Creston) 126 E. South St. 815-384-3720 Pastor: Ronald Larson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship following, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Paul’s UCC (Hinckley) 324 W. McKinley Ave. 815-286-3391 Pastor: Kris Delmore Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Salem Evangelical Lutheran (Sandwich) 1022 N. Main St. 815-786-9308 Pastor: Wayne Derber Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday education hour for all ages Trinity Lutheran (Genoa) 33930 N. State Road 815-784-2522 Pastor: Senior Pastor Jeremy Heilman Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday blended worship; 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship. United Church of Christ (Shabbona) 104 E. Navaho Ave., Box 241 815-824-2359 Pastor: Jim Allen Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday assisted living service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school United Methodist (Waterman) 210 W. Garfield 815-264-3991 Pastor: Hyerncherl Paul Lee Worship schedule: 9:45 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school United Presbyterian (Somonauk) 14030 Chicago Road 815-786-2703 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Christian education. Village Bible Church (Shabbona) Indian Creek Campus 209 N. Nokomis St. 815-824-2425 Pastor: Dave Haidle Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Waterman Bible Church 500 S. Birch St. 815-264-3908 Pastors: Pastor Craig Miller Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Waterman Presbyterian 250 N. Cedar St. 815-264-3491 Pastor: Roger Boekenhauer The message: “Jesus Continues to Teach” Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Congregational meeting after worship.

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Keneway honored for 50 years in SUMC choir At the SUMC Christmas Choral Celebration in December, singer Carol Keneway was honored for 50 years of service in the choir. While she has been in the Adult Choir at Sycamore United Methodist for more than five decades, her musical journey started long before that. Carol’s father, Fred Johnston, composer and music director at First Lutheran in DeKalb, gathered Carol and her brothers around the piano when they were young and taught them songs like “Jesus Loves Me” and “Jesus Wants You For a Sunbeam.” (Fred’s parents had sung extensively with their 10 children, including taking them on tour to various states.) Carol sang under Fred’s direction in church choirs and the Fox Valley Luther League Choir, which sang for national conventions in Boston and at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado. Their group was even pictured in Life magazine. She was active in several high school music groups, placing first in state with a mixed octet. After Carol married local farmer Dave Keneway, she




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Carol Keneway (left) was recently honored for 50 years of service in the choir at the Sycamore United Methodist Church. She is pictured with choir director Bev Rauch. joined SUMC, and soon after started singing alto in the Adult Choir. She later switched to tenor, and for the past 10 years has served as the music librarian. She also is a member of the Adult Handbell Choir, United Methodist Women, various committees in the church, chairs the funeral luncheons, and has worked with homemakers in the community for many years. She treasures time with her two children

and five grandchildren, who all live in the area. Carol said that she has benefited from the fun, fellowship and humor of the choir, as well as the chance to harmonize and participate in many cantatas through the years under directors Dave Aldis and now Bev Rauch. The most recent production, “Gloriously Simple,” where Carol was honored, raised more than $3,000 for Heifer International and SUMC.

8BRIEFS Church offers Taize sessions First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., DeKalb, invites all interested persons to participate in a series of Taize meditative prayer sessions during the Lenten season. These gatherings will take place in the church’s Rolfing Chapel at 7 p.m. March 14, 21 and 28 and April 4 and 11. Taize is a form of worship characterized by brief hymns and periods of silence accompanied by Psalms and other reflective readings. For more information, call the church at 815758-0691.

DeKalb Wesleyan hosts NIU Black Choir DeKalb Wesleyan Church, 1115 S. Malta Road, will host a special worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday featuring the Northern Illinois University Black Choir. Celebrating 45 years, the choir consists of 50 undergraduate and graduate students. This will be an uplifting time of praise and worship while experiencing the rich gospel history of the student-led group. Children can visit with Kids

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Area women invited to WOW event Women of the Word invites area women to a special program, “Grannie’s Treasures: Hunting for Bear,” on March 13. The group will meet at 7 p.m. at Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Cedar St., Waterman. The guest speaker will be Gayle Haas ( of Aurora, who will present a dramatic monologue as Grannie Carter, sharing the importance of family, friends and community. Two years ago, Carter performed as Corrie ten Boom, the Dutch Holocaust survivor who rescued Jews during the war. As Grannie, she is a ficticious elderly woman with an infectious laugh who sprinkles her stories of timeless truths with country humor. This is a free event. For information, contact Sue at 815-264-3979 or

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Wife’s devotion to husband stops at church Dear Abby: About a year ago, my husband, “Scott,” started attending church. He had never gone in the few years we dated. We discussed our feelings about religion before we became engaged. He comes from a family that attended church every Sunday and believes in God. I was raised the exact opposite; I’m an atheist. I told Scott that if we had children, I would be OK with him taking them to church, but I would not join them. It bothered him a little, but we talked it over and moved on. After a difficult year that led to some mild depression (for which Scott sought help), he started going to church. I was happy for him because it seemed to help him. After a few weeks he asked me to go with him. I went several times, but felt uncomfort-

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips able. I feel like a fraud sitting in the pew. Scott says he “wants my support” and that means attending with him. I suspect he’s embarrassed to be there without his wife. I do not enjoy it. I have been offended by some of the messages that were imparted, and I would prefer having a couple of hours to myself on Sundays. Abby, what should I do? Is there any middle ground here? – Feeling Coerced In San Diego Dear Feeling Coerced: Tell Scott that you are happy he has found comfort in going to church, but that you are not comfortable with what is

being preached and find some of it offensive. Remind him that church attendance was not part of your agreement when you married him and that you value your solitary time at home the same way he appreciates the service. While you might relent and go with him on major holidays – some non-believing spouses do that – there really isn’t a middle ground, and because you feel so strongly about it, you should stand yours. Dear Abby: I am the mother of two girls. One of them has a lot of emotional problems. My husband is gone for months at a time due to his job. I have told him many times that I want him to find another job that would have him home more often. He always says that there are no jobs that will pay what he’s making now. I know that we need a

good-paying job, but I need my husband home and my girls need their father. With all of our daughter’s issues, everything falls on my shoulders and I don’t feel I can handle it alone much longer. We don’t live near family, and I have found it hard to make friends due to my daughter’s acting out. How do I get my husband to understand? – Married Single Mom Dear Mom: I understand how stressful it must be to have all the responsibility for raising your daughters on your shoulders. And feeling as isolated as you do only intensifies your feelings. If your husband doesn’t already understand what you are going through, I doubt there is much you can say that will convince him to quit his lucrative job and help with the children.

Because he is gone so much – and making good money – consider moving yourself and your daughters closer to your family so you can have some respite when you need it. And in the meantime, find a therapist for yourself. Perhaps your daughter’s doctor or your personal physician can recommend one. Dear Readers: Largely because of you, writing this column is a labor of love for me, and I would like to wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day! – Abby

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Symptoms remain after Lyme disease cure Dear Dr. K: My neighbor was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Why does he still have symptoms, even though he has completed his treatment? Dear Reader: The great majority of people diagnosed with Lyme disease, and properly treated, are cured. However, there are some people like your neighbor, who are never fully cured, and we do not understand why proper diagnosis and treatment does not always lead to the elimination of suffering. Here’s what we do know. Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria that are transmitted through tick bites. The first symptom is usually a flat, reddish rash that spreads from the site of

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff the tick bite. It often develops a central clear area known as a bull’s-eye. (I’ve put an illustration of this characteristic rash on my website.) Over several days to weeks after the tick bite, the bacteria spread from the skin where the tick bite occurred. They can spread to the brain and heart, causing neurological problems and an inflammation of the heart muscle. Treatment involves a several-week course of antibiotics either taken by mouth or given intravenously (into a vein).

There are some important things to note about Lyme disease and treatment: • It is possible to have Lyme disease more than once. • Some people with Lyme disease need more than one course of treatment before they are cured. • Occasionally, people with Lyme disease can be cured of the infection, but then develop “reactive arthritis.” This is a condition in which the bacteria that caused the Lyme disease trigger an immune attack on the joints. • The ticks that carry the Lyme disease bacteria also can carry other types of bacteria that produce some symptoms similar to Lyme disease. Those other bacteria may not be killed

as effectively by the antibiotics used to treat Lyme disease. • Some people experience symptoms, such as fatigue or difficulty concentrating, after the infection is treated. This may happen even when there is no evidence that the bacteria are still in the body. People who, like your neighbor, continue to have symptoms after what is thought to be proper treatment are sometimes given the diagnosis of “chronic Lyme disease.” This diagnosis is controversial, as the term implies that the persistent symptoms are caused by an ongoing infection with Lyme disease bacteria. Most Lyme disease experts believe this happens only rarely (or never). But some

doctors diagnose chronic Lyme disease frequently and prescribe long-term intravenous antibiotics. In my opinion, the evidence that such long-term treatment helps is not very strong. But I also believe we don’t understand enough about this condition for anyone to hold strong opinions. I also don’t believe that such patients are just “imagining” that they are sick. Something – Lyme bacteria, other bacteria or viruses, or an unusual response of their immune system to infection – is making them sick. We just haven’t figured out what it is.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Shyness equally common in males and females Dr. Wallace: I’m a very shy person, and because of this, I miss out on a lot of excitement and fun. What really bothers me is that almost everyone I know is outgoing and doesn’t appear to be in the least bit shy. My older sister (she’s outgoing) said that she was also shy when she was young and that everyone is shy at one time or another. Is this true? I sure hope so. – Maria, Odessa, Tex. Maria: According to a survey by Dr. Philip Zimbardo and a research team at Stanford University that has done extensive studies, shyness

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace is almost a normal human emotion that is universal in scope. Only 7 percent of the people they questioned claimed that they had never been shy. That leaves a whopping 93 percent who can’t make that claim. Shyness is equally common among males and females with teens experiencing the greatest shyness. But Dr. Zimbardo discovered that during the teen years, girls

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Your intuition will guide you to make the right decisions for yourself and your family in the near future. You will make great gains, provided you don’t try to do everything at once. Keep your priorities straight and proceed methodically in order to succeed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Don’t feel neglected if someone doesn’t go along with your plans. You could go along with the group or spend some time working independently on something else you enjoy. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Indulge in things you find pleasurable. Soothe your nerves by listening to your favorite music or enjoying a special meal. Relaxation could help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Go ahead, make the improvements you have been contemplating. Take the necessary action to reach an important goal. You will be pleased at the results and impress someone you care about as well. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Go over your records to determine whether you have been careless with money. Be honest with yourself and make adjustments to your budget before your debts take over. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your outgoing nature will lead to an interesting invitation. Accept what’s offered, and take advantage of the chance to expand your social circle. You will encounter someone special. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – A project will demand your full attention. Be thorough, resist distractions and maintain your focus until you have perfected your approach. Procrastination will result in frustration. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Time spent worrying is time wasted. Keep your mind off your troubles by staying busy and accomplishing something uplifting. Don’t dwell on what you cannot change. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Proceed with caution. Someone may be trying to take advantage of you. Make sure you are aware of what’s expected, and don’t be coerced into doing something you’ll regret. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Get out and mingle. Sitting at home will only make you more lethargic. Get up, get moving, and indulge in something you’ve never done before. You could gain a whole new perspective. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Review contracts before you make a commitment. Make sure everyone is in agreement and that you are being treated fairly before you proceed. Better to be safe than sorry. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Enroll in a course, begin a creative endeavor or get involved in a sports activity. You will meet people with similar interests, and learn something valuable in the process. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Temptation will lead to loss. Avoid a get-rich-quick scheme. Resist high-pressure sales tactics, and get all the details before you sign on the dotted line. Consider the consequences if you act impulsively.

were shyer than boys mainly because of the physical changes that occur. Dr. Mary Lou Vandenburg, author of “Coping with Being Shy,” states that the first step in overcoming shyness or making any personal changes in your life should start with self-acceptance. Optimistic thoughts can change your life. Dr. Wallace: No lectures please. Just a simple answer will be sufficient. I’m 16 and so is my boyfriend. This past summer, we entered into a sexual relationship. We are cautious. He uses a condom every time we are intimate.


Still, I’m aware that using a condom is not 100 percent effective. I really want to know the percent that condoms are effective. There is no way that I want to become pregnant. I repeat, no way do I want to become pregnant. Please don’t tell me that the only safe way to avoid pregnancy is to avoid sex. That is quite obvious. – Nameless, Chicago, Ill. Nameless: The most effective condoms are the latex condoms, not natural membrane condoms. For those who choose to be sexually active, it is imperative that a latex condom

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

is used. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, laboratory studies show that latex condoms provide a continuous barrier to microorganisms including HIV as well as sperm. Natural membrane condoms cannot make this same claim. Latex condoms are highly effective (98 percent) when used consistently and correctly during sexual encounters.

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


A count signal many would miss Mae West said, “It is better to be looked over than overlooked.” She was no doubt talking about the female of the species, but she could also have had in mind cards played at the bridge table. Experienced defenders transmit information with almost all of the cards they play, especially early in the deal. In this deal, South is in three no-trump. West leads his fourth-highest spade. How should the play proceed? Declarer took East’s spade queen with his ace, cashed the diamond king, and continued with the diamond queen. He was hoping the jack would appear, allowing him to run for home. However, when West discarded the heart four at trick three, South had to regroup. Declarer needed a dummy entry, so had to find West with the heart king. At trick four, South led a low heart. West won with his king and cashed the spade king: club, spade three, nine. West continued with the spade jack: club, spade five, 10. Suitably deceived, West led another spade. South won with his eight, played a heart to dummy’s queen, and ran the diamonds to collect an overtrick. “How could I have known?” asked West. East pointed out that on the second round of spades, he gave “remaining count.” Here, because he had three cards left, he dropped the lowest one. If instead he had still held 8-6-5-3, he would have played the six under West’s king and the three under the jack. West, after cashing the spade jack, should, in desperation, have shifted to his club two, which would have resulted in down two.


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Shirley Temple Doll: Still in Original Box, 18” tall $75 815-895-4770

BLUMEN GARDENS OPENINGS Spring Will Be Here Soon! Positions open for the following: Rental Booking Agent / Inventory Processor Garden Center Sales Position Landscape Construction & Maintenance (work begins 3/15) Garden Center Grounds Crew (work begins 3/15) Detail-oriented. Strong customer service skills. Ability to multi-task. Email resume to: Blumen Gardens 403 Edward Street, Sycamore 815-895-3737

CLEANING PERSON PT to FT position needed for Kelly's Custom Services located in Sycamore. 8am-?. Must have valid Drivers License and cell phone. No exp. necessary. Will train right person.

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TV - 20" TVs with built in DVD player. Older, box style TV. Works great! Great for kids bedroom. $15 Call 224-402-1637

South Elgin company has 3 part time positions to fill. Minimum of 2 days per week, same day return trip. Non-CDL Class C license required. Apply at: Clesen Brothers, 1050 Center Dr, South Elgin, IL or call 847-695-1500, ask for Dave or Erik Farm Operations Monsanto Waterman Research 8350 Minnegan Rd., Waterman, IL. (near Dekalb) Farm Operations position open for candidate well qualified in the safe operation & maintenance of agricultural equipment and knowledgeable in row crop agriculture. Applicants must possess or have ability to attain Pesticide App License. Flexible hours. Must be at least 21 and pass pre-employment drug test. Apply in person at above address M-F 8-4:30pm. EOE/AA Employer M/F/D/V Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

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Silverware – Old country, letter “B” monogram, service for 12 $95 815-895-4770

CAT – LOST South DeKalb County. Large neutered male, mostly white with big brown patches and brown Maine Coon tail. May still have red collar. If seen, please call at 815-501-9724. Reward for safe return. We miss him. Have you seen or know what happened to him?

Grey and white kitten with tiger stripe back. Extra large paws. Neutered and front declaw. Name is Momo, lost 1/25 on Cynthia Pl, DeKalb. Call 815-757-7257

TOOL BOXES Found 2 small plastic tool boxes on 2/12/14 at Hill & Whitfield in Geneva. Call 630-421-0633

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM In peaceful Ellen Oaks Beautiful brick/cedar 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA ranch on 1/2 acre lot w/ mature trees, remodeled 2008, hdwd, carpet, ceramic flrs, furn, A/C, deck, quality counters & SS appl. w/1st flr laundry, FP, full bsmt, 2 1/2 car gar., Syc school Dist. Price - $218,000. 815-739-1734 or 815-895-4480

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SNOWBLOWERS (2) SNAPPER $50/ea/obo. 815-761-9331

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

Little Tikes Talking Kitchen - Like new, one owner, includes food and dishes. $40. 815-568-6162

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DeKalb Newer 2BR Duplex Quiet neighborhood, appl, W/D. Walk-in-closets, no pets, $950/mo + 1st/last /sec. 815-739-4442

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Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation of discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD tollfree at 1-800-669-9777. The tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Available Dec/Jan. Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

CORTLAND 2BR, 2BA CONDO Huge Apt, all new, quiet, clean, all appl incl W/D in Apt. Secure bldg, call for showing. 815-758-6580

1 bath, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, Agent Owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2, 3BR Lease, deposit, ref, no pets. 815-739-5589~815-758-6439 DeKalb quite 1BR upper $675 all utilities included, no smoking, 1st month & security. Avail March 1. 815-757-4276 or 815-757-4277

DEKALB, NEW DELUXE 2BD APTS Laundry in units. Free water, NO PETS, Appliances. Ready NOW. $1025/month. 815-757-5546 GENOA DELUXE 2 BEDROOM 1 bath, remodeled, appl. Counrty setting, close to downtown Genoa. 815-784-4606 ~ 815-901-3346 KIRKLAND, 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apts $425- $550- $625. Tenants pay all utils. A few 2 & 3 Bd w/ WD hook-up. 1St, last & Sec. No Pets. 1 year Lease . Re/Max Classic (815) 784-2800

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Sycamore Studio w/Garage. A/C. Laundry. Clean & Quiet. $450/mo. J & A RE 815-970-0679 SYCAMORE: NEWER 2BR Upper. CA. DW. W/D on Site. Off-Street Prkg. No pets. $695 Incl. Water & Garbage. J&A RE 815-970-0679

CORTLAND 3BR, 2BA TH Fireplace, 2 car gar, all appl incl W/D, $1200/mo + sec. For more info call Anthony 630-730-8070 DEKALB 2 BR 1.5 BA condo near I-88, shopping, NIU. All appliances, garage, central air. Small pets OK. $925. 630-485-0508

DeKalb/Summit Enclave 2BR 1.5BA, W/D, garage, no pets, no smoking, $950/mo + sec dep. 630-654-9756 SYCAMORE - 3 BR, 2 BA Townhouse w/ Garage. Just minutes from City of DeKalb and NIU. Clean townhouse with fresh paint and new carpet. Only $1080/mo. No pets. Leave message at 630-452-9080.

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All appl, D/W, W/D, C/A,1 car garage, $975/mo. 815-494-0861


Mobility chair by Invacare - Pronto M51 model. Good condition. $475. 815-751-6519

Dog Kennel - Large, enclosed, plastic, wire door & vents 26"H x 35"W x 19"w. $35. 224-402-1637

DEKALB 1 BEDBROOM Clean, upper, $525/mo + 1 , last security. No pets/smoking. 815-791-3721 st



Cragar SS Rims 14” X 10” wide No Peeling (2) Rims $75.00 815-501-2755 after 4 pm.

New MTD Electric Start Kit for 5 HP Tecumseh 4-Cycle Engine $100 815-748-7693



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Printer Hewlett-Packard Desk-jet 1010 series - like new w/ink $20 815-748-3276 STEREO - Fisher stereo with speakers, 5 CD changer, radio, cassette and cabinet. $75. 224-402-1637

OSTER - Mix Master With all accessories: grinder, blender ... & book. $35.00 815-762-5760

Full time position Clinical Experience Required Great Schedule Great Place to Work

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Shelving: grocery store shelving, approx. 20ft long, very strong, $200 Call Steve 815-970-3055

Wood Burning Stove Sun Oak cast iron, pot belly wood burning stove 38” high 16” wide 815-286-3502 8am-8pm.

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Shabbona ~ Spacious 2BR Newly painted, W/D hook-up. No dogs, $640/mo + security. 847-738-2334 All NIU Sports... All The Time

Dekalb South 4th street, 2BR, kitchen, C/A, 1 flr., W/D, private driveway, quiet, $770/month 815-758-1518

Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT.

Distribution Assistant Wanted Will assist in all aspects of the daily distribution of the newspaper, including delivery of open routes, ride alongs with Independent Contractors and assisting with service issues. Overnight and early morning hours available. Flexible days and hours available, $12/hr to start plus mileage reimbursement. ACI Midwest is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit resume and work history to: or call 630-594-7918

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

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

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DeKalb ~ 4BR On College 1.5 bath, no pets. $1200/mo + 1st, last security. Available NOW! 815-757-5079 GENOA - FARM HOUSE FOR RENT 4 bedroom, 1 bath, rural Genoa. 815-970-0884 for information!


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


Daily Chronicle / Sycamore 3BR, 2BA, updated, stove, fridge, dishwasher, W/D, A/C garage, available March 815-758-0079


Finished Basement. Available Immediately. All utilities + laundry. $600. 815-501-8842

Sycamore-DeKalb Ave Store, Office 2070 sq. ft. 815-895-6960

DeKalb Approx 800 Sq Ft Downtown on Lincoln Hwy. Contact Bill @ 630-202-8836

PUBLIC NOTICE LOOKING FOR DBE'S! Curran Contracting Company is seeking IDOT approved DBE subcontractors, suppliers, & trucking companies for the 02/28/2014 IDOT letting! Plans & Specs are available at or email estimating@ (815) 455-5100 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 24, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as JAHNS FABWORKS located at 502 E. Kelset St, Malta, IL 60150. Dated January 24, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS ERIC FOX, Petitioner vs KAREN MICHELLE FOX, Respondent NO. 05 D 117 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Notice is hereby given to the Respondent, KAREN MICHELLE FOX, whose last known address was 339 Serenity Lane, DeKalb, IL, that the Petitioner, ERIC FOX, by and through his attorney, CARMEN LAW OFFICE, PC, has filed a Petition for Modification of Custody and Support in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Henry County, Illinois under the above referenced caption. Following the required Publication Notice dates, a Modification of the Judgment dated 05/11/10 shall be entered unless you enter an Answer of Appearance. CARMEN LAW OFFICE, PC /s/ Bruce L. Carmen Bruce L. Carmen, Attorney for Eric Fox Prepared by: Bruce L. Carmen CARMEN LAW OFFICE, PC 116 N. EAST STREET CAMBRIDGE, IL 61238 Telephone: 309-937-3339 Fax: 309-937-2830 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 7, 14 & 21, 2014.) Breaking News available 24/7 at

/s/ Douglas J. Johnson DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 31 & February 7 & 14, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 5, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as SUGAR CRAVE located at 215 W. Elm St. Suite 300, Sycamore, IL 60178.

AT YOUR YOUR SERVICE Dated February 13, 2014

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 14, 21 & 28, 2014.)

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Dated February 5, 2014 /s/ Douglas J. Johnson DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 7, 14 & 21, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 13, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as YOUR HOME GOURMET located at 362 N. Cardinal Street, Cortland, IL 60112.

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What does this mean? This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing radium-226 or radium-228 in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

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Property Address Hibiscus Ave/ W Sandalwood Ave 63 E Clover Ave Crego Rd Five Points Rd Council Rd 1008 Commercial St 220 Kyra Ln 216 West Kyra Ln 322 W Elian Ct 419 W Main St 204 Stearn Dr 339 Wurlitzer Dr 9925 Challand Rd 343 W Third St 15 E North Ave 312 South 8th St 20 N Joles St 907 Walnut Dr 202a N Buckeye St 3045 Wolf Ct 136 S Oak St 105 E Navaho St 1322 State St 310 Dietz Ave 2155 E Oakland Dr Unit F Lt 14 Sycamore Creeek Unit 1 193 W Fuller Dr 1768 Joseph Sixbury 1515 Hulmes Dr 523 S Inverness St 1593 Woodgate Dr 61 E Chestnut Ave 1303 Secretariat Dr 206 S 1st St 315 Rogers Way 209 Home Dr 1210 Scott Ct 245 Dunkery Dr 5149 State Rt 38

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Cortland $87,976.00 Waterman $160,000.00 Kingston $707,707.00 Somonauk $393,000.00 Sycamore $150,000.00 Cortland $55,251.00 Cortland $55,251.00 Maple Park $140,001.00 Kirkland $50,000.00 Genoa $117,964.00 DeKalb $650,000.00 Shabbona $65,000.00 Sandwich $6,600.00 Cortland $48,000.00 Kirkland $64,001.00 Sandwich $108,000.00 Kirkland $110,000.00 Waterman $70,000.00 DeKalb $218,250.00 Cortland $120,000.00 Shabbona $12,500.00 DeKalb $45,000.00 DeKalb $1,675,000.00 Sycamore $256,508.00 Sycamore $20,000.00 Waterman $40,000.00 Sycamore $242,500.00 DeKalb $83,000.00 Maple Park $189,900.00 Sycamore $215,000.00 Cortland $142,500.00 Genoa $250,000.00 Kirkland $65,000.00 Sycamore $202,000.00 DeKalb $55,500.00 DeKalb $165,000.00 Sycamore $160,000.00 Malta $850,392.00

Residence Residence Residence Commercial Farmland

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904 Shipman Pl 1109 Lillian Ln 312 S Sandra St 540 W Main St Bell Rd

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DeKalb Sandwich Kingston Genoa Kirkland

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301 S Locust St 509 Horizon Ln 231 W Klein Ave 489 N Charles St 5149 State Rt 38

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Genoa DeKalb Cortland Cortland Malta

Residence Residence Residence Farmland

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3205 S 4th St 1710 Bluejay Ln 815 Sunnymeade Trail 5130 State Rt 38

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DeKalb Somonauk DeKalb Malta

$95,025.00 $375,000.00 $152,000.00 $568,080.00

Apt Bldg







526, 530 South 1st St, 113 E Roosevelt St 1850 Kerrybrook Ct



$82,000.00 $50,900.00 $16,000.00 $175,000.00 $252,790.00 $135,000.00 $154,500.00 $85,000.00 $65,000.00 $1,616,220.00