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TOWN BORROWS AGAINST PAYMENT Nature’s Crossing subdivision

Cortland wastewater treatment facility

Flutist shares his culture Sycamore church holds Native American event By KATIE DAHLSTROM kdahlstrom@shawmedia.com

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SYCAMORE – After never playing a Native American flute before, Bill Buchholtz found himself with seven at the age of 50. While he considered giving the wind instruments away, he chose instead to listen to his Cree and Algonquin roots. “One day, I picked it up and I just knew it,” said Buchholtz, now 62. “I think the Creator wanted me to play it.” Buchholtz shared his Native American flute talents with members of the Sycamore United Methodist Church on Sunday as he and the Rev. Dr. Michelle Oberwise Lacock educated the congregation about Native American culture. Lacock, who has Lakota ancestors, delivered a speech called “Walking Softly” that encouraged people to keep open minds and hearts about others. Dressed in traditional Lakota regalia, she showed three pictures of Native Americans, including Bucholtz, also known as Conquering Bear. Lacock, whose Native American name is Morning Star, asked church goers to make assumptions based on the photos. She then told their stories and pointed out the truth about each of

Cortland landfill

“Now people are seeing Methodism around the world. This is a beautiful time for our church.” Harlene Harden Pastor at Sycamore United Methodist

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Cortland Town Hall Photos by Lawerence Synett; landfill photo provided; illustration by Julie Beaulieu

MAYOR STOKES HOPES TOWN WILL REACT POSITIVELY

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ORTLAND – The $1 million Waste Management plans to pay Cortland for not contesting its landfill expansion won’t stay in the town’s coffers for long. In fact, town leaders already have borrowed against the payment to help pay a $1.75 million legal settlement from a developer who claimed it was strong-armed into renegotiating a deal for a new sewage treatment plant to its own detriment. Town trustees in December approved taking out a $750,000 loan with 3.1 percent interest rate, which they plan to repay using the $1 million payment from Waste Management. Cortland officials expect Waste Management will pay the town in December 2015 once the landfill expands, which also will coincide with the loan payment. The remaining $1 million of the settlement has been paid straight from the town’s general fund. Cortland Mayor Russel Stokes said town leaders didn’t have any plans for the $1 million they are expecting from Waste Management. While he does not take the $1.75 million settlement lightly, the town is

fortunate it had the money at its disposal to soften the settlement’s financial blow, he said. “I would like to think the town would react positively,” Stokes said. “We were able to settle at $1.75 million and bring $1 million to the table.” Waste Management agreed to pay the town $1 million if officials pledged not to oppose the company’s plan to expand its Cortland landfill, which will increase its daily trash intake from 300 tons to 1,800 tons. Stokes said the settlement will not result in any cuts and leaves the town with budget surplus, adding he did not want Cortland residents to be concerned about operations. Although the settlement does not appear to have adverse effects on the town’s operating budget, any effects will become apparent as the town prepares its next budget in the coming month, said Nathan Gaskill, a partner with Lauterbach and Amen LLP, the accounting firm handling the town’s finances in the absence of a town treasurer.

School funding faces election year hurdle The Associated Press

When you look at it, we’re paying $2 million, but we got $19 [million] to $20 million in improvements for free. We need the treatment plant to grow to be a town of 14,000 people, and we couldn’t have done it another way.” Bob Seyller

Former town president who said town leaders didn’t do anything wrong by implementing the special service area contract in 2006

SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan collection of lawmakers has come together to pitch something not accomplished in years – a change in Illinois’ school funding formula that would narrow the gap between the amount spent on students in richer and poorer school districts. The caveat? It’s an election year, so chances that lawmakers will ultimately act on the plan are in doubt. The proposal, presented by Democrats and Republicans on a Senate education committee this month, would put almost all state education funding into one pot, then require districts to demonstrate need before receiving part of it. The current method factors in a district’s poverty for some types of state aid, but not others, and it treats funding for Chicago schools differently.

“We have to get the distribution formula right. What should it focus on, where should our priorities be?” State Sen. Andy Manar D-Bunker Hill

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After teaching in the DeKalb school district for a few years, Genoa-Kingston High School graduate Scott James now works as a freelance comic book artist. Scott James is living the dream of every 13-year-old boy who loves comic books. The Genoa-Kingston High School graduate has a master’s degree in education and works as a freelance comic book artist. He has worked on a variety of comic books, or “floppies,” and has one graphic novel to his credit, “The Case Files of Harlan Falk.” James is delving into the writing with a new project, “Mob Files.” Reporter Debbie Behrends caught up with James recently and learned a little more about his career path.

Behrends: After you graduated from Genoa-Kingston High School, where did your educational path take you? James: I graduated from G-K in ‘90 and played basketball at McHenry County College while I got my [associate] degree. Then, I transferred to NIU and earned a bachelor’s degree in studio illustration. From there, I earned a master’s in elementary education from Aurora University.

Behrends: And you taught for a while?

James: Yes, I taught a couple of years in DeKalb. I won the 2005 Amerihost Inn Teacher of the Year Award my first year teaching. I taught fifth grade because I didn’t want to pigeon hole myself as an art teacher. I also taught illustration for a few years. I’ve done some conceptual design work for Hasbro on “Small Soldiers” and for the Action Man cartoons on Fox. I also worked for a while as an adjunct professor at McHenry County College teaching computer art. Behrends: But now you’re working as a comic book artist, right? James: Yes, my wife, Mary Ann, got a job at a nursing home in Rockford, so I’m freelancing so one of us is available for the kids. We have four kids; Ethan is 14, Owen is 11 and we have twins, Evan and Olivia, who are 9.

Behrends: How did your interest in comic books start? James: I blame Brian Bailey. He was my comic book crack supplier. He had subscriptions to several comic

books, and, at that time, we just didn’t have any place to buy them in Genoa. We had to go to DeKalb to the Northern Lights bookstore. That’s what got me hooked.

Behrends: Can you point to one teacher or mentor who recognized your talent and encouraged you? James: Marilyn Strawn was my art teacher at G-K. She had believed in my ability and encouraged me. I’ve also been blessed with parents who encouraged me.

Behrends: What advice would you give to someone looking for a career in art? James: Keep drawing. The more you do it, the better you become. Eventually, you can construct things without seeing them – deconstruct and reconstruct.

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THURSDAY County Highway Department Open House In Recognition of the 100th Year Anniversary of the County Highway System: Noon to 3 p.m. at County Highway Department, 1826 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb. Malta Plan Commission: 7 p.m. at 115 S. Third St.

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8BRIEF Peacock killed in Texas after attacking women HOUSTON – The suburban Houston caretaker of a pet peacock dubbed “Meanie” shot and killed his feathered friend after the bird fanned his feathers and used his talons to attack several women. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement the peacock attacked a woman Friday while she was being questioned by a deputy investigating a complaint about the bird. The deputy fired a stun gun at the peacock, but he continued his attack. The statement said the frightened woman fled indoors and the peacock’s caretaker used his shotgun to kill the bird.

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Laskowski named DeKalb’s city engineer By KATIE DAHLSTROM kdahlstrom@shawmedia.com

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Nathan Dettman (left) and Daerielle Culver perform Saturday at the Wooden Box Theater’s fourth-annual Beatles Nite at the Ellwood House Visitor Center.

Wooden Box Theater honors the Beatles By STEPHEN HABERKORN news@daily-chronicle.com DeKALB – The Wooden Box Theater’s fourth-annual Beatles Nite at the Ellwood House Visitor Center wasn’t just about the Fab Four. The event Saturday included such diverse performances as “Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite,� a 1597 song by English composer John Dowland; a jazz version of “Fever� by Peggy Lee; original folk songs; and freestyle rap by a local hip-hop group. “It’s nice getting to see all different types of music,� said Doug Feltz, a headline performer. “Even if it’s not your specific style or what you like to listen to, you got to appreciate it and appreciate the work that goes into it.� To be sure, many Beatles covers were performed during the show. Musicians even played two versions of “Norwegian Wood,� almost back-to-back – one in classical style accompanied by an

acoustic guitar and a Chinese stringed instrument called a pipa. The other was belted by Feltz, a grunge rock crooner, while he pounded out the music on an amplified acoustic guitar with a delay effect. Feltz, who says that he’s a mix between Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder, also sang “Dear Prudenceâ€? and “I’m a Loser,â€? a cover of “Black Hole Sunâ€? by Soundgarden and some original tunes. He said that Beatles music is part of his usual repertoire. “Most of the Beatles songs you can play on an acoustic guitar with just yourself,â€? he said. Daniel Sherrill, the event producer, said the idea for Beatles Nite originally came about on a whim when he was emceeing a show at the House CafĂŠ several years ago and a performer was taking a long time to get ready. “I was running out of things to say, so I said, ‘Guess, what? March, we’re going to do, uhh ‌ the Beat-

les,’ â€? he said. “ ‌ Then I was like, ‘Yeah, it’s going to be an annual Beatles night.’ â€? Besides the music acts during Beatles Nite, there also were poetry readings, modeling sessions with Beatles music playing in the background, hand-made clothing and jewelry for sale and a display of Beatles merchandise. Gladys Sanchez performed two of her poems, titled “Little Girlâ€? and “Contagious Disease.â€? The latter was about the harmful effects of racism. Sanchez, who also was one of the models appearing throughout the show, said that she bought all of the clothes she wore at Goodwill in order to promote thriftiness, as well as personal expression. She explained her personal style as notably unfashionable in the traditional sense, at least according to popular style magazines like Vogue. “You wear what you wear,â€? she said, “and you rock it.â€?

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DeKALB – The city of DeKalb has a new engineer who wants to work with other municipalities and institutions in the region to improve area infrastructure. John Laskowski, 36, of DeKalb, started in January, but was offic i a l l y h i r e d John by the DeKalb Laskowski City Council on Monday. Laskowski replaces former city engineer Joel Maurer, who retired at the end of November. Laskowski’s annual salary is $96,839. As city engineer, Laskowski will lead the engineering department, which oversees

maintenance and construction of the city’s streets, alleys, bike paths, sidewalk, bridges, traffic signals, street lights and storm sewers. Laskowski, a Woodridge native, comes from the city of Sycamore, where he worked as the city engineer for eight years. He currently is pursing a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University and expects to graduate in 2015. Before studying at NIU, he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, followed by a master’s degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University. “This opportunity combines civil engineering and public administration, which I really enjoy,� Las-

“I’m really looking forward to coming together to accomplish some regional goals.� John Laskowski DeKalb engineer

kowski said. The Kishwaukee River Bike Path connection is the project that has most piqued his interest. The project will connect the bike path in DeKalb from the Northern Illinois University across Lincoln Highway. The project will be part of his larger focus on working with the entities in and around DeKalb. “I’m really looking forward to coming together to accomplish some regional goals,� he said.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Music, music education grants available SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation announced that grants are available to programs and organizations supporting music and music education in DeKalb County. Advisers of the Farny R. Wurlizer Foundation Fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation are accepting grant requests through March 31 and again in the fall until Aug. 30. For information, applicants should contact George Buck, fund adviser, at george@ dekalbccf.org. To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit or educa-

tional organizations promoting music or music education. Applications will be reviewed and awarded by the Farny R. Wurlizer Foundation Fund Advisers, under the direction of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. During 2013, $225,000 in Wurlitzer Foundation grants were distributed throughout the Midwest, including $8,000 to DeKalb County organizations. For information about Wurlitzer Foundation Grants, visit www.dekalbccf.org.

Kinzinger hosts traveling office hours OTTAWA – The office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will conduct traveling

office hours in February throughout the 16th District. Staffers will be available to assist constituents on issues ranging from veteran and Social Security benefits to Medicare and immigration issues. No appointments are necessary. Staff will be in DeKalb County on Feb. 27. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., constituents can visit in the small conference room at DeKalb City Hall, 200 S. Fourth St., and from 4 to 5 p.m. in council chambers at Genoa City Hall, 333 E. First St. Those unable to attend can contact the Ottawa district office at 815-431-9271.

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Dems try to force votes on wage, immigration The Associated Press

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approach. Would they sign a discharge petition? A: Highly unlikely. Re-

By DONNA CASSATA WASHINGTON – House Democrats are determined to cast an election-year spotlight on Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration laws. To try to accomplish that in the GOP-controlled House, Democrats are planning to rely on an infrequently used, rarely successful tactic known as a “discharge petition.” It requires the minority party – in this case, Democrats, who are unable to dictate the House agenda – to persuade some two dozen Republicans to defy their leadership, join Democrats and force a vote on setting the federal minimum wage at $10.10 an hour. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said Democrats will push the wage issue when Congress returns from its break Feb. 24. Forcing a vote on a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws could occur in a few months. Democratic leaders argue that a majority of Americans favor both steps, which are priorities for President Barack Obama, and say the House GOP is the obstacle. Republicans say Democrats are embarking on an approach that they know has little chance of success in an attempt to circumvent the will of the GOP-led House. The odds are daunting for Democrats in what clearly is political maneuvering ahead of the elections this fall. Some questions and answers on how it works.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (at the podium), is joined by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas (to her left), as she calls for action on immigration reform Dec. 12 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats are planning to a “discharge petition,” which requires the minority party to persuade Republicans to try to pass legislation raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration laws. petition do? A: It allows the minority or opposition party to bypass the House speaker and get a vote. First, 217 members – one more than half the House’s current membership of 432 – have to sign a petition. A motion to consider the wage issue would then be placed on the legislative calendar, but it can’t be acted on for at least seven days. Any lawmaker can then call it up but only on the second or fourth Monday of the month. The motion is debated and if the House passes it, then lawmakers would consider and vote on the bill. Currently there are 232 Republicans, 200 Democrats

and three vacancies in the House. All 200 Democrats would have to sign the petition, but Democrats would have a tough time getting 17 Republicans to join them. Signing a discharge petition would be a breach of loyalty for Republicans, certain to draw the wrath of the caucus, and a rebuke of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Republicans largely oppose any increase in the minimum wage. They say it’s an issue left to the states and that it could slow hiring in a struggling economy. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, acknowledged that Democrats are unlikely

to sway Republicans. Yet he also provided a preview of one of his party’s arguments on this issue. “I don’t think we’re ever confident that we’re going to get 18 Republicans to sign a discharge petition, but we apparently have 30 or 40 that are known over here,” Hoyer said at a news conference this past week at the party’s retreat in Cambridge, Md. “Our expectation is if they want to make sure that working people have an incentive to work, they will pay them to do so a wage that does not leave them in poverty.”

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common waterhemp, are particularly worrisome to corn and soybean farmers. Some can grow to be seven feet tall and produce 1 million seeds. The Palmer amaranth, which is indigenous to dry regions in the Southwest, has now been documented in northern Illinois’ Grundy County and can lead to huge corn and soybean losses. A key strategy is for farmers to fight the weeds before they have a chance to establish themselves firmly in a field over several years, said Higgins.

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HINCKLEY – Alice Jane Erickson, 74, of Hinckley, Ill., passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at her home, surrounded by the love of her family. She is survived by two children, Linnea Windel of Campton Hills and Mark (Cindy) Erickson of North Aurora; two beloved granddaughters, Karina Windel of Chicago and Katie Windel of Campton Hills; two sisters, Lela (Kenneth) Havlik of Winfield and Eva (George) Winton of La Fayette, Ga.; many nieces and nephews and friends across the countryside. She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Florence Stillman; and her beloved husband, Harry Erickson. Following cremation, a memorial service to celebrate her life will be at noon Saturday, March 1, at Hinckley United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St., Hinckley. Lunch will be served at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit Hinckley United Methodist Church. Checks may be made to the “Alice Erickson Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes also may be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

publicans still are unwilling to break ranks with the party and Boehner, despite the distinctly different political forces on the issue. Immigration overhaul has the support of an unusual coalition that includes some traditional backers of the GOP. They include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and business groups, religious organizations such as the U.S. Catholic Bishops, evangelicals and labor unions. A few Republicans have expressed support for a comprehensive bill similar to the Senate-passed measure and have pleaded for the House to act this year. They worry about the political implications in their swing districts back home. Yet it would be a remarkable step for some of the more moderate lawmakers from California and Florida to abandon Boehner. Boehner has come out with principles on immigration that call for legal status for some of the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally and has expressed support for a piecemeal approach to the issue. Last week, however, the speaker all but ruled out the House acting on legislation this year, blaming GOP distrust of Obama to enforce any new law. On the notion of a discharge petition, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said, “This scheme has zero chance of success. A clear majority in the House understands that the massive Senate-passed bill is deeply flawed.”

8POLICE REPORTS Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.

8STATE BRIEFS University: Student found dead in Chicago dorm CHICAGO – The body of a male University of Chicago student from Pennsylvania – who police say had been dead for some time – was found in his campus dorm room over the weekend, university officials said Sunday. Chicago police spokesman Mike Sullivan said officers found the body at the university building around 4:15 p.m. Saturday. He didn’t have further details on the state of the body or the investigation. The deceased was identified as third-year student Nicholas Brastins Barnes of Pittsburgh, university officials said. The 20-year-old was found in his room at the International House

on campus, which is a residential and program center. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said the results of a Sunday autopsy were inconclusive and toxicology reports are pending. There was no evidence of foul play, according to a campus-wide email sent to students from Karen Warren Coleman, vice president for campus life and student services. She said the cause of death was under investigation. No further details about the death or condition of the body were released. The university planned to host a campus memorial and Barnes’ family members were planning a funeral in Pennsylvania, university officials said.

ROCKFORD – Crop-menacing super weeds have developed resistance to commonly used herbicides, and experts are urging Illinois farmers to be vigilant as the tenacious plants move northward across the state. A dozen weed types have become resistant to glyphosate, an active ingredient in commonly used farm and garden herbicides, The Rockford Register Star reported. The weeds, which the herbicides used to be able to single out and kill, have evolved to imitate the crops around them and have become increasingly difficult to eliminate. Two species from the pigweed family, Palmer amaranth and

Call for new driving rules after medical pot law PEORIA – While agencies are refining regulations for Illinois new medical marijuana law, some want to change the

state’s rules that deal with use of the substance while driving. State code says motorists are prohibited from having any trace of marijuana in their systems. However, the Peoria Journal Star reports attorney Rodney Nordstrom and others are trying to change the law to protect drivers’ rights. Legislation has also been introduced. Agencies have proposed regulations, which need approval before patients can get access. The rules say anyone who accepts a medical marijuana registry card agrees not to drive while impaired and must consent to a field sobriety test. If the test is refused, the motorist could lose driving privileges and have the card revoked.

DeKalb County Timothy A. Phinney, 40, of the 100 block of East Apache, Shabbona, was arrested Friday, Feb. 14, on a DuPage County warrant for theft and charged with altering a license plate sticker and driving while license suspended. James A. Ziemba Jr., 33, of the 200 block of East Lark Avenue, was charged Saturday, Feb. 15, with DUI and improper lane use. Christopher S. Monaco, 23, of the 9000 block of West 22nd Place, Riverside, was charged Saturday, Feb. 15, with DUI.

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New rules for prison stores scrapped THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – A chief state procurement officer has nixed changes in how Illinois purchases snacks, toiletries and other goods sold to prison inmates – apparently heeding criticism from small businesses that they gave supply giants an unfair advantage. Matt Brown, who oversees contracts for major state agencies, issued an order scrapping the changes earlier this month on grounds a single company looked set to land the bulk of the business, the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers re-

ported on Sunday. Under rules fashioned by the Illinois Department of Corrections, virtually all other vendors could have been disqualified from the latest round of bidding, leaving a lone company with an up to $30 million contract to stock the prison shops. “Just accepting the last man standing really was not in the best interest of the state,” Brown told the Herald & Review Springfield Bureau. The canteens cater to nearly 50,000 people behind bars in Illinois, so millions of dollars are at stake. As it is, each prison has

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missaries found. The push for changes came years ago, when state auditors expressed concern that some goods weren’t going through established bidding channels. While halting the proposed changes, Brown indicated the status quo wasn’t acceptable either. A corrections department spokesman, Tom Shaer, said there was no timetable yet for drawing up new rules that take Brown’s reservations in account. He added, “We will take the time necessary to get this right.”

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taken the lead in picking vendors, meaning local firms got a share of the business. The proposed changes would have centralized the process. “It was going to be a bad thing if this went forward,” Randy Hellman, who works in the canteen supply department at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center. “It really would have hurt Illinois businesses.” Currently, Keefe Coffee and Supply Co. of St. Louis accounts for around 30 percent of the inmate-sales market, with about 180, often smaller companies making up the rest, one state study of com-

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Continued from page A1 them, which likely fell far from their assumptions. “Each person in the room is more than who you think they are,” she told the congregation. “With our eyes opened and our hearts warmed, we will walk softly.” Beyond the message, the service was filled with Native American tradition, such as Buchholtz’s flute playing and Lacock playing a drum painted by the Cheyenne Tribe. The alter was adorned with moccasins, a turtle rattle and a quilt from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The service was part of the church’s special programming during February, which is Black History Month. Sycamore United Methodist Pastor Harlene Harden said a couple of years ago church leaders decided they wanted to show how the Methodist Church

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Backers say it’s time to act on changes, with a tough budget year ahead in which further cuts to school funding are a real possibility. The issue has support from lawmakers around the state, and there is hope that Chicago officials will embrace the changes in exchange for more stable funding, even though it could mean millions of dollars less for the city’s schools. “We have to get the distribution formula right. What should it focus on, where should our priorities be?” said state Sen. Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat who co-chaired the committee. Manar said the issue of equity in school funding must be addressed before a conver-

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Bill Buchholtz plays the Native American flute Sunday at Sycamore United Methodist Church. The church service was focused on educating the congregation on Native American culture. reached across cultures. In addition to the Native American focused service, the church has hosted Asian, Indian, African and Hispanic speakers.

“ N o w p e o p l e a r e s e eing Methodism around the world,” Harden said. “This is such a beautiful time for our church.”

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sation about whether schools are adequately funded. During lean times, wealthier districts with more property tax revenue have an advantage over poorer districts and can more easily offset cuts in state aid. Manar said he plans to introduce legislation based on the bipartisan proposal by March. Still, broad support in the Legislature could be hard to come by in an election year, said Steve Brown, spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat who hasn’t yet committed to support the plan. “It’s an ongoing conversation,” Brown said. “But I’m not sure that anybody’s developed an alternative that would win majority approval and bipartisan support.” Lawmakers – particularly in moderate, property-rich districts – could look to appease

taxpayers reluctant to give up the current system as they wage re-election battles. “Realistically, I think we’re going to end up waiting,” Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont said. As it stands now, Illinois schools receive state money in a variety of ways. General state aid, the money used to offset the basic cost of educating students, is based on a formula that factors in poverty levels. This year, 41 percent of the $6.7 billion the state spent on preschool through 12th grade education was on general state aid. Districts also receive grants to use on programs like special education, transportation and vocational training, which don’t factor in poverty. Districts must submit expense claims for those programs and are reimbursed based on the number of students they serve.

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Buffet dinner benefits Pay-It-Forward House

The Sycamore VFW and Tom’s Country Store & Catering will hold a fundraising dinner to benefit PayIt-Forward House in Sycamore. They will serve an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the VFW, 121 S. California St. Tickets cost $12 each for adults and $6 for children age 10 and younger. Enjoy delicious, homemade barbecue chicken and rib tips, rotisserie pork sandwiches, country-style

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Forward House operates; and, like the VFW, not only serves those in need, but provides a source of volunteer opportunities and camaraderie for like-minded community members. “We are thrilled that the VFW has once again agreed to partner with us for this event,” Pay-It-Forward House Executive Director Jea Nae Remala said in a news release. “Their contributions to the quality

of life in Sycamore set the example for organizations like ours who hope to make a difference in the lives of others. Country Store & Catering is a generous supporter and volunteer at our annual Meet Me at the Fair event each July, so we’re excited that Tom has once again stepped forward to help support our mission.” Meal is dine-in or carry out. Tickets are available at the following

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8BRIEFS Library asks ‘What’s Under Third Street?’ Construction on the DeKalb Public Library expansion will start in the spring with the digging up of Third Street. What will the construction crew find under there? It hasn’t been dug up in decades. In anticipation of a hectic year, children age 6 and older are invited to a two-hour mural workshop beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the library. Children can design and draw a scene or picture of what they think is under those brick pavers. They will be paired up with a student from Northern Illinois University’s First and Second Year Experience program to form design teams. These teams will be given paper and pencils to sketch out what they think is under Third Street. After working diligently for half an hour, they will be able to take their design and then paint it on a portion of a long piece of butcher paper. This paper will become a mural to hang in the library during construction. There will be snacks and refreshments served during the workshop to increase creativity. This is free and open to all.

Chili cook off begins Relay For Life season American Cancer Society Relay For Life of DeKalb County is kicking off the 2014 Relay season with its second annual Chili Cook-Off and this year is going to be hotter than ever. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria at Sycamore High School. Come and learn more about how to register, fundraise and get involved with Relay For Life. Celebrity judges will be on hand to taste and judge entries, which teams and the public are

welcome to enter. Entries will be judged in four categories – tradition, spicy, most unique and vegetarian. Taste tickets will be available at the door for $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 6 tickets, or $5 for a bowl of chili. Condiments and cornbread are included. All proceeds will benefit the 2014 Relay For Life of DeKalb County event. For more information or to obtain entry information, visit www.relayforlife.org/dekalbil or email dekalbcountyrelayforlife@gmail.com.

High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, in DeKalb. Free fire safety equipment such as smoke detectors and fire extinguishers will be given to the first 50 families who pre-register at 312-729-6265. Special activities are offered for youth in kindergarten through fifth grade, who will receive a preparedness certificate for participating. For more information on fire prevention and safety, visit www.redcross.org/prepare/ disaster/home-fire.

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Cornerstone Christian Academy Sports Boosters will host Jumpin’ Out Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the school gymnasium at 355 N. Cross St. in Sycamore. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. for walk-in registration. The gym will be filled with five inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses where children can enjoy supervised fun. Parents are welcome to stay with their children or can sign children in and out. This event is for children ages 3 to 12. Jumpers must wear socks and comfortable clothing; no denim. Cost is $15 per child, which includes a slice of pizza and a juice box. Additional concessions are available for purchase. There is a discount for families with three or more children. Proceeds benefit Cornerstone’s sports boosters. For information or to register, email jladas@ cornerstonechristianacademy. com or call 815-895-8522.

Cornerstone Christian Academy will host a Fay’s Pork Chop fundraiser on Feb. 27. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Cornerstone office at 355 N. Cross St. in Sycamore, through Feb. 24. Tickets cost $12. Fundraiser dinners can be picked up from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Cornerstone office.

Red Cross presents fire safety program The American Red Cross will host a community safety event at 1 p.m. Saturday at DeKalb

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Farmers, ranchers, researchers, agricultural business operators and conservationists are invited to participate in forums about cover crops and soil health from 8:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Auditorium, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is conducting five events simultaneously along with more than 200 other forums throughout the country. They will be in concert with the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health in Omaha, Nebraska, sponsored by the Howard G. Buffett

The Sandwich Education Foundation is seeking new volunteers for its board of trustees to help with fundraising efforts. The foundation offers grants to district teachers and two annual scholarships to college students. To learn more about the foundation, attend its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the faculty lounge at Sandwich Middle School. For more information, contact SEF president, Dorothy Wilgus at dorothyw61@netzero. net or 630-303-4978. The foundation will host a fundraiser from 7 p.m. to midnight on April 12 at Fox Valley Older Adult Services in

Free presentation on rootworm management Some northern Illinois farmers were surprised when combining the 2013 corn crop. Evidence of lodged corn and a corresponding dip recorded by yield monitors made many question the effectiveness of their rootworm management program. To expand on the dialogue and share the most current research, University of Illinois entomologists Mike Gray and Joe Spencer will visit the Northern Illinois Agriculture Research Center, 14509 University Road in Shabbona, for a program at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Advance registration is not required and there is no cost for the program. For more information, call 815-274-1343 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/ niarc/.

DeKalb County Spelling Bee Saturday, February 22, 2014 10 AM – 1 PM Kishwaukee College Theatre B211 Participants include: Genoa-Kingston CUSD #424 Alex Barton Naomi Dutton Indian Creek CUSD #425 Kayla McCormick Nicole Diaz Hiawatha CUSD #426 Cecilia Snider Sycamore CUSD #427 Matthew Rogers Julia Luo

DeKalb CUSD #428 Brianna Jackson Rocio Hernandez Hinckley-Big Rock CUSD #429 Dakota Sleeth Taylor VanLanduyt Sandwich CUSD #430 Paige Weidert Fernando Bohorquez

Somonauk CUSD #432 Keith Mokry Vanessa Williams St. Mary’s School – Sycamore Elise Conrad Jack Michel St. Mary’s School – DeKalb Michael Stadler Daniel Alcaraz

Winner Receives...

Runner-up Receives...

Trip to the Washington DC area for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Package includes round trip air transportation for two, winner plus a parent, six nights lodging and expense allowance. Courtesy of the Daily Chronicle/Shaw Media.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition donated by Merriam-Webster.

Webster’s Third New International Dictionary courtesy of Merriam-Webster Samuel Louis Sugarman Award Certificate donated by Mr. Jay Sugarman

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Sandwich. There will be a light supper, DJ, and live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased now from Dorothy Wilgus, Dave Scharenberg, Dan Staffin, Mike Butler, Angie Turney, Jeanette Wright, Sheila Thompson or the State Farm Insurance office of Bob Wright in Sandwich.

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Monday Free blood pressure clinics: no registration required. • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. 815-748-8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Valley West Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest.org. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. • 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Waterman. Mom’s Time Out: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at South Prairie School, Sycamore. This recreational program provides children with a safe and structured place to play and socialize with other children. For ages 18 months to 7. Cost for residents is $9, nonresidents cost $11 per day. Call the Sycamore Park District at 815-895-3202. Story Time: 10 a.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday at Hinckley Public Library, 100 N. Maple St. For ages 15 months through 5. 815-2863220. www.hinckley.lib.il.us. “Let’s Make Music”: 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Parents and children will experience music together through steady beats, listening, instruments (drum, rhythm sticks, and jingles), literature and movement. For ages 2 to 5. Email theresaw@dkpl.org, or call 815-756-9568, ext. 250. “Meet the Presidents” Event: 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Come ask questions to the library staff who will be dressed as presidents. Email theresaw@dkpl.org, or call 815-7569568, ext. 250. Immanuel Lutheran Church Blood Drive: 3 to 7 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 511 Russell Road, DeKalb. To schedule a donation, call Norm or Marion at 815-756-1113 or sign up after services. Walk-ins welcome. Photo ID required. All donors will receive a free movie pass to Sycamore State Theater. The Game of Magic: 4 to 7 p.m. at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St., Somonauk. Learn the rules and how to play Magic: The Gathering. Ages 13 and up. Bring your own cards. 815-498-2440. www.somonauklibrary.com.

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AROUND THE COMMUNITY

Daily Chronicle / Daily-Chronicle.com Kiwanis Club of DeKalb: 5:30 p.m. at the Elks DeKalb Lodge, at 209 S. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. Contact: Jim Morel at jimorel@juno.com or 815-501-9985. www.dekalbkiwanis.org. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. info@dekalbchess.com or visit www.DeKalbChess.com. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society: 6 p.m. at Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum, 622 Park Ave. in Genoa, followed by the general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 815-7845559. Bedtime Story Time: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Participants can wear pajamas. Call Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl. org. DeKalb Evening Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Junction Eating Place, 816 W. Lincoln Highway. Contact: dekalblionsclub@gmail.com or call Erica Kelley at 815-758-6706. For men and women interested in improving their community. Visit us on Facebook. Fair City Quilters: 7 p.m. at The Federated Church, 403 N. Main St., Sandwich. Guests are welcome; their $3 nonmember fee can be applied to membership. Quilters of all experience levels welcome. Contact: Louise at 815-498-9675. President’s Day Craft: 7 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Wednesday (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815758-3800. Tales for Twos: 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Sun and Moon Craft: 10 a.m. today, 11 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday (drop-in) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-7569568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@ dkpl.org. Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m.

today and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. Ages 3 to 5 with an adult, registration is required. Come for stories, music, crafts and A-B-C fun. 815- 786-8308. Sycamore United Methodist Church Half-Day Christian Kindergarten Open House: Noon to 2 p.m. at 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore. Dungeons & Dragons: 4 to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St., Somonauk. Welcome veterans and newcomers to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5, a world of magic, mystery and adventure. Must be 13 to join. Dice and character sheets provided. 815-498-2440. www.somonauklibrary.com. Teacher in the Library: 4 to 5:15 p.m. today and Wednesday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Those who register will receive homework assistance. Sign up in advance at dkpl.org, 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or the youth services desk. Adult Book Club: 6 p.m. at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. Come for lively discussion and refreshments. Registration is required. Ask at the desk or call with any questions. 815-786-8308. Kishwaukee Valley Barbershop Chorus rehearsals: 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-895-5955 or 815-7563004. Male singers of all ages are invited to learn to sing in harmony. Wednesday Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. No sign-up necessary and walkins are welcome. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. www.KishKiwanis.org. Contact: Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo.com. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ dekalbchess.com or visit www. DeKalbChess.com. E-Book Help!: 6 to 9 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. E-book librarian, Jodi Sapita, is available for one-on-one instruction or help with downloading to your e-book readers or mobile devices.

815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email dkplref@dkpl.org. G-K Education Foundation Trivia Night: 7 p.m. a Genoa Vet’s Club, 311 S. Washington St. Gather a team or come play by yourself. Information: Call Darla at 815-754-6048. Cost: $5 per person. Kirkland Historical Society’s Meeting: 7 p.m. at Olson’s Kirkland Chapel, 309 S. Fifth St. Speakers will be Mel and Sheri Moehling talking about “Barn Quilts.” Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. www. sycamorepumpkinfestival.com. All Sycamore Pumpkin Festival planning meetings are open to the public. Attendees should use the Somonauk Street entrance. Bingo nights: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. Contact: Robert Fleetwood at 815-895-2679. Open to the public. Thursday DeKalb Christian Women’s Connection: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St., Sycamore. Special feature is new and vintage wedding dresses with Marilyn of House of Brides. Speaker Loki Boruff, Internet radio producer/host, writer; speaker and news correspondent, will present “Hope in Ruins.” Cost is $12 per person. Call 815-762-5513 to RSVP. Magic – The Gathering: 4 p.m. upstairs at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. Learn the rules of the game or play a few rounds if you already know. Some cards will be provided, but players are encouraged to bring their own, if able. Suggested ages are 13 to 18. Tri-County Kiwanis Club: 5:30 p.m. at Fox Valley Older Adult Services Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Membership is open to adults, men and women of all age groups, seeking to improve their community in general and especially for children. Contact Dave Wood at 815-751-8874 or 815-756-1680 or davidwood43@comcast.net. Scrap Guild of Northern Illinois: 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Sycamore Public Library’s large meeting room for open scrapping time. For more information visit, www.scrapguildillinois. com or send email to scrapguild@ yahoo.com. Sycamore Music Boosters: 6 to 7 p.m. in the Sycamore High School Library. www.sycamoremusicboosters.com. Be Dazzled Kaleidoscop – Tween Craft: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb

Public Library, 309 Oak St. For ages 10 to 14. Sign-up ends at 8 a.m. Thursday. Email darcyt@dkpl.org or call 815-756-9568, ext. 250. DeKalb County Democratic Party: 6:30 p.m. social time and meeting at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb. Email Mark Pietrowski Jr. at markpietrowski@gmail.com, call 815-762-2054 or visit www. dekalbcountydemocrats.org. Computer Class – MS Excel Intro: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Sign up online or at the Reference Desk or call 815-756-9568, ext. 220. Mothers & More Program Night: 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room at American National Bank, 1985 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. mothersandmoredekalbcounty@gmail. com or visit www.mothersandmore. org/chapters/DeKalbCounty. Pay-It-Forward House Volunteer Orientation: 7 to 8 p.m. at 719 Somonauk St., Sycamore. This will include a tour of the House, explanation of the mission to serve guests and the various ways to share your time and talents. Call 815-762-4882 to register or for more information. Skiers get-together: 7 p.m. at Twin Tavern in DeKalb. Several ski trips are planned by members. For information or an invitation to a DeKalb Ski Club meeting, call Nancy Higdon at 815-895-3247. DeKalb Music Boosters: 7 to 8 p.m. in the DeKalb High School Band Room. http://moss.dist428. org/schools/dhs/InstructionalDepartments/Music/boosters/Pages/ MusicBoosters.aspx. Friday Board Games: 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Board and card games will be available. Email theresaw@dkpl.org, or call 815-756-9568, ext. 250. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. 630365-6315.

Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across from Memorial Park. DAWC activities and gallery viewings: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu. All are invited to events; an entrance with an accessible lift is near the alley north of the building. Free parking is located at 415 N. 11th St., a half block south of the center. Saturday North Central Illinois Wild Rose Chapter of Women on Wheels: 9 a.m. at Papa G’s restaurant in Elburn, with a group ride after the meeting. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. All women motorcycle riders are welcome. Prospective members can attend three events before joining. www.nciwildroses.com. Contact: Gigi Beaird at 815-7661206 or gbeaird@niu.edu. Second Chance Crafts Day: 10 a.m. to noon in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Missed a fun craft because it was at the wrong time or on the wrong day? Now you have another chance to create something fun, while supplies last. Call 815-756-9568 ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Saturday Cinema: 2 p.m. in the lower level meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Film will be “The Princess and the Frog,” rated G. Bring a friend and enjoy the show with some popcorn and light refreshments. No registration to this free event. Sunday Author Kim Yannayon Book Signing Event: 2 to 4 p.m. at Resource Bank, 310 Illinois 23, Genoa. Yannayon, a resident of Salem, will be available to sign copies of her book, “Lucy’s Big Mess.” For more information, contact 405-458-5642 or Michelle Whitman at michelle@ keymgc.com. Society for Creative Anachronism events: Visit www.carraigban.org or call 815-739-5788 or 815-986-5403 for other information. Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors and those interested in “stepping into the past” are welcome. • Armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

8COMMUNITY SERVINGS

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

Community Meals: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 122 S. First St., DeKalb. These meals are free to anyone in need. People wishing to volunteer can visit www.FeedEmSoup.org and fill out a short contact form to receive updates about volunteer needs. Groups wishing to volunteer or spearhead events, such as food drives, for Feed’em Soup Community Project, can send email to Info@FeedemSoup.org. VAC Community Dinner: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. Meal will be seasoned chicken quarter, scalloped potatoes, herbed carrots, fruit,

sliced bread and dessert. The free, public dinners are served by volunteers and new sponsors are always welcome – call Nancy Hicks at 815-758-1678 to volunteer; call the main VAC office at 815-758-3932 to sponsor a meal. Transportation available through TransVac-815-758-6641. Maple Park American Legion Fish and Chicken Fry: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, at 203 Main St., Maple Park. All-you-can-eat cod, perch, shrimp, smelt, baked tilapia and chicken are available. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children younger than 12. Carry outs cost $12.

8SUPPORT GROUPS Monday Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. Job & Career Support Group: 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sycamore Public Library board room, 103 E. State St. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; www.safepassagedv.org. 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sycamore Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Group Hope: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the private dining room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-398-9628. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; www. firstumc.net. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting at United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Tuesday Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Women with Cancer Network: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at KishHealth System Cancer Center. Women with Cancer Network is an opportunity for women with similar experiences to give and receive support, and share information. Participants can learn from each other, meet new people,

have discussions, and listen to presentations. The group is free and no registration required. Visit www. kishhospital.org/programs or call 815-748-2958. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Compassionate Healing Grief Support: 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the auxiliary room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-562-2181, ext. 2684. Genoa Taking Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings at CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road. 815-7843480. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. For information, call Kathy at 815-756-6655. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Grief Education and Support: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Homebound Healthcare, 1625 Bethany Road, Sycamore. Meeting will include a dinner and dessert. 815-793-2815 Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-7391950. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on North Third Street. Parking available in lot located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-5080280. Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb; www.

rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Wednesday Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at KishHealth System Cancer Center. Oncology patients and caregivers can give and receive support, and share information. The free group is open to all those with cancer for discussion over breakfast; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.kishhospital.org/programs or call 815-748-2958. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 24-Hour-A-Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Caregivers’ Network: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Family Service Agency’s Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. This free support group offers help for caregivers of older adult family members or friends. Attendees are invited to share ideas and experiences. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; www.safepassagedv.org. Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb

Knights Of Columbus all-you-can-eat fish fry buffet: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Cost is $10 plus tax for adults, $6 plus tax for children. Buffet includes cod, walleye, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, soup, baked potato, French fries, coleslaw and salad bar. Dine in only. Country Breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 303 S. Seventh St. in DeKalb. The public is welcome at an all-you-can-eat full breakfast of pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns and biscuits and gravy. Donation is $7.

NICE pantry: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment other days at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Contact: 815-824-2228. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Hall, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Hamburger or cheeseburger with chips are available or sandwich and buffet. The buffet includes potato salad, macaroni salad and beans. Proceeds help fund community projects and scholarships.

For information about Alcoholics Anonymous closed meetings, call 800-452-7990 or visit www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. dekalbalanoclub.com. DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area dekalbalanoclub.com. at Fox Valley Community Center, Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 1406 Suydam Road. 800-452-7990; 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoThursday www.dekalbalanoclub.com. club.com. Safe Passage Domestic Violence A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. Saturday support group: 815-756-5228; at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 www.safepassagedv.org. N. State St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; Overeaters Anonymous WalkBack To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Federated Church, 612 W. State St., St. in Sycamore. www.oa.org; Conwww.dekalbalanoclub.com. Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. tact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. Cancer Support Group: 10 to dekalbalanoclub.com. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at 11:30 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott Cancer Center, DeKalb. Learn more DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. about cancer from fellow patients, St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. caregivers and trained staff in a safe dekalbalanoclub.com. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at and encouraging environment at this DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor Friday free, drop-in group. www.kishhospiSt., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. tal.org/programs; 815-748-2958. Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: dekalbalanoclub.com. Alzheimer’s Support Group: 1 to 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Christ CommuniLearning to Live Al-Anon group: 2 p.m. at Fox Valley Older Adult Serty Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman vices, 1486 Suydam Road, Sandwich. DeKalb. This 12-step recovery Catholic Center annex, Normal Road Free adult day service for your loved program is for Internet addiction. in DeKalb; llc904@hotmail.com. one while you are in the meeting. Contact: 815-508-0280. SA.org. Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 815-786-9404. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor N. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna. to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30-6:30 St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. org; 815-964-5959. p.m. meeting at Sycamore United dekalbalanoclub.com. Back to Basics AA: 6:30 p.m. at Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 Cortland United Methodist Church, Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 45 Chestnut Ave., Cortland. 800815-895-4618. E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; 452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. 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Illegal miners refuse to be rescued By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA The Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG – They refused to be rescued. Emergency workers in South Africa cleared a mine shaft entrance of debris on Sunday, allowing miners who had been trapped below the

chance to escape. The only problem was that the miners were working illegally at the abandoned mine, and some stayed underground because they feared arrest if they came out, according to officials. At least 11 miners were escorted to safety at the mine in Benoni, on the outskirts of Jo-

hannesburg, but an undetermined number of their comrades still were in the gold mine, emergency responder Kobus Du Plooy said by telephone late Sunday. Police were preparing to question those who came out about anyone left underground, local media reported.

In 2006 agreement, only two of eight properties now subdivisions • CORTLAND

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“It is not affecting operations now and we don’t expect it to, but we haven’t finalized things,” Gaskill said. The original penalty was higher. Eagle Homes LLC won a breach-of-contract suit against Cortland in 2010 for $2.1 million. After the town filed an appeal, the judgment was reduced to $1.75 million. In its suit, Antioch-based Eagle Homes said it entered into an agreement with the town of Cortland in 2003 to pay the town $1 million over five years to help the town secure a treatment plant that would be owned and operated by a private company. At the time, Cortland leaders were considering a moratorium on development because it lacked the sanitary capacity. The agreement said 750,000 gallon-a-day capacity in the new plant would be reserved for two new Eagle Homes subdivisions, Nature’s Crossing

and Cornerstone Square. The latter never came to fruition. However, in 2006, Cortland leaders negotiated a new agreement with a group of developers that created special service areas in the new subdivisions. Developers would pay extra property taxes to cover $24 million in bonds the town issued to build a larger, 1.5 million-gallon sewer treatment plant that would allow for additional development. The extra property taxes payments would end once the lots were sold and occupied. In court, Eagle representatives asserted the 2006 agreement cost them more than the 2003 plan but said they were strong-armed into signing the 2006 agreement because they believed Cortland trustees would not approve the Cornerstone Square development otherwise. Of the eight properties involved in the 2006 agreement, only two – Nature’s Crossing and Chestnut Grove – have become subdivisions. Former town president Bob

Seyller, who was mayor from 2005 to 2013, maintains town leaders didn’t do anything wrong by implementing the special service area contract in 2006. The 2006 agreement to build a larger treatment plant was integral to the town’s growth, he contended. “When you look at it, we’re paying $2 million, but we got $19 [million] to $20 million in improvements for free,” Seyller said. “We need the treatment plant to grow to be a town of 14,000 people, and we couldn’t have done it another way.” The agreements were made during a decade Cortland was on the verge of notable growth. At the time, Cortland doubled in population from 2000 to 2010, going from 2,066 to 4,027 residents according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Tax revenue shows continued growth. In the fiscal year that ended in March 2008, the town collected a little more than $1 million, compared to the $1.47 million the town expects to receive this fiscal year.

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8ANOTHER VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

No change in school shootings

A romance generations in the making My family has one member of the Greatest Generation left. Aunt Shirley suffers some frailties of old age, but her mind is totally sharp. Her role of late has been as wise matriarch – to advise the rest of us on our revolving and evolving relationships, messes and issues. Then Jack turned up, and Aunt Shirley was transformed from observer of others’ romances to key player. Now pushing 90, she is living the fantasy of so many – the never-married, divorced, widowed – that they will someday connect with a lost love of long ago. In Jack’s case, we’re talking 70 years. We knew about Jack Stettner because he lived forever near the front of Aunt Shirley’s photo album. He was that magnificent pilot in Air Force uniform. One photo showed them grinning in front of the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island. In another, they posed with a tiny airplane that Jack trained on. Aunt Shirley said he took her up in it and let her work the controls. She never learned to drive but said she enjoyed “flying” Jack’s plane. In her words, “Unlike driving, there was nothing to hit up there.” We had questions: Where did they meet? They met passing on the boardwalk. Aunt Shirley was with a friend, and Jack with his brother. We knew that Jack called her Paddy, a nickname taken from her last name, Paderofsky. They were obviously smitten.

VIEWS Froma Harrop It was wartime, and Jack wanted to get married. Aunt Shirley said that at 18, she was too young at the time. But they wrote letters back and forth as Jack went off on very dangerous missions flying B-24s on bombing runs over China and navigating over India’s treacherous “hump,” the sky-piercing Himalayas. He had named his airplane “Paddy.” On one trip, realizing that the crew didn’t have enough fuel to make it over looming peaks, they all bailed out. Jack spent the night in a field sleeping in his parachute before being picked up by friendly Chinese. He mailed Aunt Shirley his parachute, covered in China’s red dust, and the keys to the plane. One crew member was never found. What happened to Jack? We kept asking. Is he alive, and if so, where is he? Aunt Shirley had no answers until last year, when Jack’s children tracked her down online, beginning with her father’s address listed in the 1940 census. Their lives had gone separate ways. Aunt Shirley married another Brooklyn neighbor, a soldier serving in Europe. Jack eventually returned, remaining

active in the Air Force. As the war ended, a plane taking Air Force personnel back home crashed into Mount Tom, in Massachusetts. Jack married the sister of one of the airmen who had perished. They enjoyed a long relationship, which ended in his wife’s death in 2008, the same year Aunt Shirley lost her husband. Jack’s three children knew about his long-ago love and went on an exhaustive search for “Paddy.” It turned out she was living in Boynton Beach, Fla., only a few miles from Jack in Delray Beach. A reunion was arranged. When they met, Jack kissed Aunt Shirley and said he’d always loved her, which he repeats after each meeting. He carried the letters she had written him seven decades ago. Recently turned 90, Jack has lost some hearing, but he’s still upright and handsome. Jack’s family is now our family, and we are their family. Both elders need help getting to places, and they have it. Where does this relationship go from here? What does it matter on a circle? As is said, “hearts can be broken, but circles go on forever.”

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Samoas, Thin Mints and business ethics By KELLY RICHMOND POPE The Washington Post Crisp Thin Mints, peanut butter Tagalongs and coconutty Samoas are everywhere – it must be Girl Scout Cookie season. Done right, cookie-selling can pack as many business lessons as calories. As the Girl Scouts website argues: “Every time you buy a box of cookies, you help girls learn five essential skills – goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. ... They learn and they earn, all thanks to you!” But these lessons aren’t learned when Scouts sell outside grocery stores or via mobile app, or, even worse, when parents ask their colleagues to purchase Girl Scout cookies, a query I recently received. My friend wasn’t prepared for the lecture that followed. I’d be more than happy to buy cookies from his daughter, I said, but only if she called me on the phone to personally ask for the sale. This goes beyond helicopter parenting. Ensuring that kids sell their own cookies is responsible parenting. When I was a Scout, I remember getting my order form and sitting down with my mom and dad to ask them which of their friends I might approach for sales. There were long weekends of walking door to door with my parents, working on my

“cookie elevator pitch” in between houses. I knew which houses were easy sells and which were tougher. I didn’t realize at the time that I was learning marketing strategy. When I returned to the office after that recent lunch, I began reviewing a forensic interview for a documentary I am working on called “All the Queen’s Horses,” about Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, who is serving 19 ½years in federal prison for embezzlement. As a comptroller – and very similar to my duties as a cookie-peddling Scout – Crundwell collected checks from residents. But after collecting these checks and depositing them in city bank accounts, she transferred the money to a secret bank account and purchased horses, jewelry ad real estate for more than 20 years without her Dixon neighbors suspecting a thing. As a 10-year-old Scout, I remember almost having a Crundwell moment when I asked my mother one day if I could “borrow” from my cookie-sale stash when I needed lunch money – as long as I put it back in time to turn the money in to our Scout leader. My mother looked at me sternly and explained that the money did not belong to me – taking it wouldn’t be right. Our neighbors trusted me because I was a Girl Scout, she said, and it would be unethical to borrow the money, even if I intended to pay it back. Twenty-five years later, I’m interview-

ing business professionals who rationalized their behavior as “borrowing” money from their companies and planning to return it at some later date. Selling cookies, I learned more than how to resist the temptation to embezzle. Since my parents were not involved in the process, other than walking me around the neighborhood, the buck stopped with me. I was in charge of all orders and counted my money every night. I learned never to set unrealistic sales goals; to always take responsibility for my work; and that if someone says “no,” have confidence, because another will say “yes.” A few weeks ago, I received a phone call. It was my friend’s 7-year-old daughter with her Girl Scout Cookie sales pitch. Not only was she poised and professional, she closed the deal by asking for the names of friends who might be interested in purchasing cookies. I was impressed – and ordered three boxes of Thin Mints. If she follows my old-school approach to Girl Scout Cookie sales, she may not be the sales leader in her troop, but she could be the next Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sandra Day O’Connor, Sally Ride, Barbara Walters or Gloria Steinem – all legendary Girl Scouts. I am raising a future Girl Scout in my house, and I look forward to our cookie-season chats as chances to teach her that there are no shortcuts in business – or in life.

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The shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012 horrified the nation, ignited emotional calls for action, and led Congress to pass – well, nothing. Senators and representatives offered condolences but no remedies, as though school shootings, and the 33 gun murders that happen every day, are an indelible part of our national character, lamentable but unavoidable. Tragically, until more elected officials find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby, they will remain exactly that. A report released last week found that since the 26 deaths at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn., 44 more shootings have occurred at U.S. K-12 schools and universities – one every 10 days – killing 28 people. School shootings may have fallen off Page One, but they’re still a national problem. The report, by Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns (co-founded by Michael R. Bloomberg, the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent of Bloomberg News), offers three lessons for policy makers and parents alike. First, three-quarters of the shooters for whom information was available obtained their guns at home. They found semi-automatic handguns and shotguns not properly locked and stored, brought them to school, and shot classmates, teachers and themselves. Having a gun in a home makes it three times as likely that a homicide will occur there – and, it seems, boosts the chances of gun violence at a child’s school, too. The right to own a gun carries heavy responsibilities that too many fail to uphold. More should be done, at the state and federal level, to hold gun owners accountable for securing their firearms. Second, many of the recent school incidents began with arguments that escalated into gunfire. Young people will always find reasons to fight, especially when jealousy or alcohol are in the mix. But when guns are readily available, black eyes become dead bodies. The National Rifle Association’s argument that arming college students will make campuses safer flies in the face of the evidence. Third, while school shootings can happen in any state, 23 of the 44 shootings occurred in nine Southern states. This is not surprising, because guns are more common in Southern states than in Northern ones, and also because Southern states are notoriously lax about enforcing gun laws. Florida, for one, which led the nation in school shootings with six, has issued tens of thousands of gun permits to people who don’t even legally live in the state – and thousands more to felons. One of the most common arguments against the gun proposals advanced in Congress last year was that none of them would have prevented the shootings at Sandy Hook. There will always be shootings in the U.S. But there wouldn’t be as many if Congress would accept its constitutional authority – and the moral responsibility that comes with it – to pass basic gun safety laws. Bloomberg News

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

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

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7-DAY FORECAST TODAY

TOMORROW

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Breezy; 3-6” of snow

Partly sunny and breezy

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Cloudy

Low pressure moving across the region will lead to snow today; 3-6 inches of accumulation is expected. As the snow moves out of the area tonight, high pressure will bring a clearing sky. Milder on Tuesday, but there will be a chilly breeze.

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REGIONAL CITIES

REGIONAL WEATHER

DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 21° Low .............................................................. 12° Normal high ............................................. 33° Normal low ............................................... 17° Record high .............................. 55° in 1981 Record low ................................. -7° in 2007

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.10” Month to date ....................................... 0.61” Normal month to date ....................... 0.76” Year to date ............................................ 1.93” Normal year to date ............................ 2.24”

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Lake Geneva 28/22

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

AIR QUALITY TODAY

Rockford 30/23

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Dixon 31/21

What is the snowiest town in the United States?

Joliet 29/19

La Salle 34/24

Evanston 29/23 Chicago 29/23

Aurora 28/19

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

Waukegan 28/22

Arlington Heights 29/24

DeKalb 29/22

Main offender ................................................... N.A.

Streator 34/23

A: Valdez, Alaska, averages over 25 feet of snow each year.

Sunrise today ................................ 6:48 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 5:30 p.m. Moonrise today ........................... 8:29 p.m. Moonset today ............................. 7:46 a.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 6:47 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 5:31 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow .................. 9:30 p.m. Moonset tomorrow .................... 8:15 a.m.

Kenosha 27/22

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SECTION B Monday, February 17, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

WRESTLING SECTIONALS

Four DeKalb wrestlers advance to state By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com

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Dillon puts No. 3 on pole DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona. Dillon reawakened the days of The Intimidator and proved he can handle the spotlight thrust on his ride in the 3, winning the pole Sunday for the season-opening Daytona 500. He took the top spot with a lap at 196.019 mph in NASCAR’s season opener in a car Richard Childress has refused to field at NASCAR’s top level since Earnhardt’s fatal accident on the last lap of the 2001 race. But with his 23-year-old grandson ready to move to the Sprint Cup Series, Childress allowed Dillon to use the number widely associated with the seven-time champion. Earnhardt won 67 races, six championships and the 1998 Daytona 500 driving the No. 3. Dillon was a kid when he posed for a picture with Earnhardt in Victory Lane after his breakthough 1998 win. He’ll have many more memories from this milestone, like the congratulatory handshake he received from Richard Petty when qualifying ended. NASCAR’s family roots run deep, so Childress never had to leave the family tree to find the right driver for the number. Dillon has been using it in NASCAR national competition since 2009, when he made his Truck Series debut in the No. 3. He won the Truck championship in 2011 driving the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, and the Nationwide title last season in the same number. So Childress knew – he always knew and has insisted that Earnhardt gave his blessing long before his death – that Dillon could use the number if he ever made it to Cup. Dillon doesn’t take the responsibility lightly. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH

Boxing Champion Paul Mendez (142-2) vs. Raul Casarez (20-40), for IBA Continental middleweight title; featherweights, Manuel Avila (13-0-0) vs. Enrique Quevedo (15-6-1), at Salinas, Calif., 9 p.m., FS1 Men’s college basketball North Carolina at Florida St., 6 p.m., ESPN Delaware at Towson, 6 p.m., NBCSN Oklahoma St. at Baylor, 8 p.m., ESPN MVSU at Southern, 6 p.m., ESPNU Women’s college basketball Maryland at Duke, 6 p.m., ESPN2

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DeKalb coach Mike Pater saw senior Matt Macarus crack a smile for one of the first times all season. Macarus had good reason to be happy as he took second place in the 152-pound division at the Class 3A Barrington Sectional and advanced to the state tournament for the first time in his career. “It was like an overwhelming feeling,” Macarus said. “The final seconds I was kind of on the guy and I realized I was going to state and I looked at my coaches and smiled.” Macarus was one of four Barbs to move on, the most

Pater has ever had in his seven-year tenure as head coach. Joining Macarus are sophomore Ulises Jacobo (106 pounds), junior Jackson Montgomery (132) and junior Brad Green (138). Jacobo went all the way through to the finals before falling to Barrington’s Mitch Stathakis. Despite losing in the quarterfinals, Montgomery fought back to take fourth place and qualify for state. Green also fell in the quarterfinals, but advanced through to the consolation finals and finished third with a 14-4 win. “The big thing with Jackson and Brad not only did they come back through the consolation bracket and find a way to win, they beat kids

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/dcpreps. who they lost to last week at the regional,” Pater said. “That’s really exciting. Sometimes when these kids lose to somebody, they get this mental block. These guys kind of went to the opposite way. They beat them when it counted.” DeKalb’s Parker Stratton lost in the consolation semifinals, falling one win short of state. Alex Roach (285) also

lost in the consolation semifinals to end his season one win shy of a state berth. “The sectional tournament is full of smiles and full of tears. It was hard to see kids like Parker Stratton, Alex Roach come up a little bit short at the end,” Pater said. “It’s tough to see Alex go as a senior, coming so close. The good thing is we have Parker for two more years and hopefully his time will come.” At the Class 2A Pontiac Sectional Sycamore’s Kyle Akins became the first Sycamore wrestler to ever qualify for the state tournament four consecutive years by taking first place at 120 pounds. It also was Akins’ second consecutive sectional championship.

Austin Armstrong (170) went straight through to the finals, losing to Lincoln-Way West’s Javier Montalvo in the last match, but still qualified for state. Chris Malone (182) fell in the semifinals, but managed to advance through to the consolation finals and took third to advance to state for the first time. Sycamore’s Tyler Barton (195) came up one match shy, losing in double overtime in the consolation semifinals. Devin Knight (285) and Michael Ernster (152) also lost in the consolation semis. Kaneland heavyweight Justin Diddell also advanced through to the finals as a top seed and took second place overall, qualifying for the state tournament.

GIRLS CLASS 3A/4A REGIONAL PREVIEW

By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com DeKALB – The DeKalb girls basketball team is catching fire at the right time. After a tough start against a very challenging schedule, the Barbs have won 14 of their last 16 games, and finished the regular season at 21-7. “I think a lot of it was youth,” DeKalb coach Chris Davenport said about the slower start. “Just playing youth, a lot of kids that didn’t play a lot of varsity minutes.” Now, the Barbs are playing how they want to. And they’re going to have to be at their best to take home the Class 4A Rockford Jefferson Regional championship. Second-seeded DeKalb opens up postseason play in the semifinals Tuesday against third-seeded Belvidere North at 8 p.m.

With a win, the Barbs would most likely get top seed Huntley, the same squad which knocked out DeKalb in last year’s regionals, Thursday at 7 p.m. But the Barbs have been tested plenty of times this year. DeKalb has taken on a number of 4A schools, and took part in the Montini Christmas Tournament back in December, which included some of the top teams in the Chicago area. The Barbs have lost just twice since then. “I definitely think the Montini Tournament is the No. 1 thing that helped us out. There were a couple of games we should have won, but Neuqua Valley is by far the best team we’ve seen all season,” DeKalb junior forward Madelyne Johnson said. “A 20-point loss to them, we learned from that, we

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DeKalb’s Madelyne Johnson (23) celebrates with her teammates including Brittney Patrick (left) and Alexis Hammond after defeating Sycamore, 46-42, on Jan. 31 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb.

See REGIONALS, page B4

CUBS

PREP ROUNDUP

Sycamore boys Cubs’ Jackson hopes to rebound from rough season basketball falls to

Morris on the road

The ASSOCIATED PRESS MESA, Ariz. – Edwin Jackson’s first year with the Chicago Cubs was a dud. Now, entering Season 2, the Cubs are hoping Jackson at least lives up to his career norms, if not completely up to every dollar of his four-year, $52 million contract. The 30-year-old righthander went 8-18 with a 4.98 ERA and led the majors in losses while carrying a modest load of 175 1-3 innings, clearly not what the Cubs had in mind when they signed him. He arrived in Chicago with a 4.40 career ERA, and he was coming off a 10-win season with Washington in which he had a 4.03 ERA. The Cubs were hoping for something close to that if not what he did in 2009. That year, he went 13-9 for the Detroit Tigers while putting up a 3.62 ERA over 214 innings, and he threw a no-hitter the following season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. That happened against Tampa Bay on June 25, 2010, the second no-hitter in club history along with Randy Johnson’s perfect game in 2004. With the Cubs, Jackson said the pressure of the big contract didn’t get to him. “It’s just a crazy year,” he said. “I don’t think I was about

By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com

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Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 28 in St. Louis. to pull my hair out or stressing or pressing over games. It was just a crazy year where things didn’t go the way I’d like. It just so happened to be the first year of a contract. “I’m sure people expected more. But I expect more.” He doesn’t blame the results on Wrigley Field. “The park plays bigger than you expect more times than not,” Jackson said. “You can catch an unfortunate day when the wind is blowing out. But for the most part, it plays big.” His diagnosis? “I think I just had an inconsistent delivery,” he said. Jackson is the epitome of the well-traveled athlete. For starters, he was born in Ger-

many; his father served in the military. Same goes for baseball. He debuted in 2003 with the Los Angeles Dodgers at age 19, and the Cubs are his eighth team. Jackson believes he is secure enough in his career that he can use spring training to tweak his repertoire – he relies most heavily on fastballs and sliders – rather than worry about making the team or the starting rotation. “Every year you want to improve on every aspect of the game,” Jackson said. “But for me, more important is consistent mechanics.” So, as he starts spring training in 2014, “I’m working on

See CUBS, page B4

Sycamore boys basketball fell to Morris, 65-56, on the road and lost control of its own destiny in the race for the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title. The Spartans are 17-5 and 6-2 in the NI BIg 12 East, one game behind Morris. Sycamore hosts Morris in its final regular-season game of the year on Feb. 28.

T’wolves tip North Boone: Indian Creek defeated North Boone, 78-62, in a nonconference home game. Garrett Post had 11 points and 20 rebounds while Noah Holm recorded 13 points and dished out six assists. The Timberwolves (16-8) led by 20 at the half. Kaneland falls: Kaneland lost to Hillcrest, 81-60, at home. The Knights(13-8) scored the first basket of their game against Hillcrest (176) on a John Pruett jumper. The Knights held the lead for the first five minutes of the first quarter until a George McDaniel free throw tied the score at 10-all with three minutes left in the period. The Hawks finished the quarter with a 7-2 run to

lead, 17-12. The Knights pulled within two points late in the second quarter on a Dylan Vaca layup, his first two of 12 points. However, Hillcrest responded with another run to hold a 39-31 advantage at halftime. The Hawks, with 6-foot8 Taylor Adway and 6-5 DeAngleo Isby, used their height advantage to control the boards. Hillcrest outrebounded Kaneland 34-20. Isby led all scorers with 22 points while Adway contributed 14. “We really got outmuscled on the glass,” Kaneland coach Brian Johnson said. “When you play a team that’s a lot more athletic than you are and a lot taller, you’ve got to do the little things right. We didn’t do the little things right. We didn’t box out at all and they just dominated on the glass.” “We just came off an emotional win last night (beating Oak Lawn to win the South Suburban Conference title) and for us to come out tonight and still keep our composure and played hard, I was proud of that,” said Hillcrest coach Don Houston.

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SPORTS

8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY

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Girls Basketball Genoa-Kingston vs. Harvard in Class 3A Freeport Regional quarterfinals, 7 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 40 12 .769 Bulls 27 25 .519 Detroit 22 30 .423 Cleveland 20 33 .377 Milwaukee 9 43 .173 Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 28 24 .538 Brooklyn 24 27 .471 New York 20 32 .385 Boston 19 35 .352 Philadelphia 15 39 .278 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 37 14 .725 Atlanta 25 26 .490 Washington 25 27 .481 Charlotte 23 30 .434 Orlando 16 38 .296 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 43 12 .782 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 35 .340 Sacramento 18 35 .340

TUESDAY

Boys Basketball Indian Creek at IMSA, 6:45 p.m. DeKalb at Yorkville, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Sycamore, 7 p.m. St. Charles North at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Plano, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball DeKalb vs. Belvidere North in Class 4A Rockford Jefferson Regional semifinals, 8 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Morgan Park Academy in Class 1A Harvest Christian Sectional semifinals, 8 p.m. Indian Creek vs. Putnam County in Class 1A Putnam County Sectional semifinals, 8 p.m.

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Boys Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock at Chicagoland Jewish, TBA Girls Basketball Sycamore vs. Rochelle / Sandwich in Class 3A Plano Regional semifinals, 6 p.m. Kaneland vs. Plano in Class 3A Plano Regional semifinals, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY

Girls Basketball DeKalb vs. Huntley in Class 4A Rockford Jefferson Regional final, 7 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS High scorers can’t lift Huskies at Akron

Three Huskies scored in double figures, led by 14 points from redshirt junior Jordan Threloff but the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team dropped a 62-54 decision on Saturday night at Akron. Freshman Aaric Armstead scored 13 points and sophomore Travon Baker added 10 points. Akron (17-8, 9-3 MAC) shot 52.9 percent (9-of-17) from the field in the first half and then held the Huskies to just 30.8 percent shooting (8-of-26) in the second half. “I thought both teams battled,” NIU head coach Mark Montgomery said. “It was an even first half, the difference was Demetrius Treadwell. He had six offensive rebounds in the second half, it gave them opportunities to get fouled or make easy baskets, and we just didn’t have an answer for Treadwell.” NIU is now 11-13 and 5-7 in the MAC.

Golden Gophers sweep NIU’s opening series Northern Illinois baseball and Minnesota played a back and forth game for seven and a half innings, until the Golden Gophers (3-0) accounted for six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie with the Huskies (0-3) and complete a sweep of NIU’s opening series, 11-5. NIU outhit UM in the game, 13-11. “It was a tight ball game today. We were able to score some runs and build a lead, but in a game like that, it’s hard to get comfortable. We never extended our lead and we had some golden opportunities to do that,” NIU coach Ed Mathey said. “I have to give Minnesota some credit though, they did a great job of responding each time we built the lead. We were able to get a few singles in the ninth to try and comeback, but when you’re down six runs, it’s a lot tougher to do that.” The Huskies will return to action Friday at the Fuddrucker’s Lobo Invite, when NIU takes on both Missouri State and New Mexico. – Staff reports

Northwestern’s Nikola Cerina (left) guards Minnesota’s Maurice Walker during the first half Sunday in Evanston. Minnesota ended a five-game losing streak in Evanston with a 54-48 win.

BIG TEN ROUNDUP

Minnesota stops Northwestern The ASSOCIATED PRESS EVANSTON – DeAndre Mathieu scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half, and Minnesota came back to defeat cold-shooting Northwestern, 54-48, on Sunday. Maurice Walker and Andre Hollins each had eight points for the Gophers (179 overall, 6-7 Big Ten), who won for only the second time in six games. Minnesota also avenged a 55-54 loss to Northwestern at Minneapolis on Feb. 1 and ended a fivegame losing streak at Evanston dating to February 2008. The Wildcats (12-14, 5-8) got the tight defensive game they wanted but lost their third straight as they went 7 for 28 from the floor in the second half and missed nine straight field goal attempts until Tre Demps dumped in a layup with 10 seconds left. Northwestern’s JerShon Cobb scored

on 5 of 7 3-point attempts and led Northwestern with a season-high 23 points. Alex Olah added 10. Northwestern leading scorer, Drew Crawford, had 11 rebounds but was held to two points on 1-for-15 shooting. He didn’t connect until his ninth shot at 4:54 into the second half. For the game, Northwestern shot only 30.2 percent, while Minnesota shot 46.3 percent. Nebraska 60, No. 9 Michigan St. 51: At East Lansin, Mich., Terran Petteway scored 23 points and Walter Pitchford added 18 as Nebraska topped Michigan State. Petteway had 16 points in the last 20 minutes after Pitchford scored 12 before the break for the Cornhuskers (14-10, 6-6 Big Ten). Gary Harris had 18 points and Adreian Payne 11 for the Spartans (21-5, 10-3), who remain in a first-place tie with Michigan. Harris was 5 for 15 from the field. Michi-

gan State shot 34 percent, including 20.8 percent on 3-pointers. The Cornhuskers led 32-25 at halftime and held off a second-half surge with a 9-2 closing run.

No. 21 Wisconsin 75, No. 15 Michigan 62: At Ann Arbor, Mich., Frank Kaminsky had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Wisconsin smothered Michigan in the first half before holding on. The Wolverines (18-7, 10-3 Big Ten) cut an 18-point deficit to three in the second half, but Kaminsky personally went on a 7-2 run after that, helping Wisconsin regain control. The Badgers (21-5, 8-5) have won four straight – and they committed only two turnovers. Caris LeVert scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half for Michigan. Sam Dekker had 15 points for Wisconsin. The Badgers led 34-19 at halftime after holding Michigan without an assist in the first half.

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Sunday’s Game East 163, West 155 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Atlanta at Indiana, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. New York at Memphis, 7 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 8 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 Blackhawks 60 35 11 14 84 207 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164

GA 135 163 153 147 164 175 180 GA 147 142 128 169 160 179 199 GA 125 145 142 182 163 191 183 172 GA 138 146 167 161 175 158 146 200

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Feb. 9 - 25 Olympic break

AUTO RACING NASCAR SPRINT CUP

Boggs has seen highest highs, lowest lows By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN dvanschouwen@suntimes.com GLENDALE, Ariz. – Mitchell Boggs is here with a thankful heart. He knows the thrill of pitching in a World Series and for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. He knows the satisfaction of pitching with nice run of sustained success in the big leagues. Boggs also knows the depths of failure, which he experienced shortly after being so good. In a new uniform, and a new league, Boggs has new life with the White Sox. “I’m thankful and excited for the opportunity,’’ said Boggs, who turned 30 on the first day of camp for pitchers and catchers Saturday. Because of his bad season in 2013, in which Boggs was traded from the Cardinals to the Rockies and pitched for two minor league teams, the Sox were able to sign him to a low-risk, one-year, $1.1 million contract. The deal is contingent on Boggs making the 25-man roster, and the Sox would have control over him through next season. What’s done is done. Boggs said last season, in which he logged only 23 1/3 major league innings with an 8.10 ERA, was a lot of things. All of them bad. “It was disappointing, frustrating, embarrassing. All of that,’’ he said. “It just wasn’t a good year. I was proud that I kept my nose to the ground and kept fighting all the way to the end.’’ Add humbling to the list of adjectives for 2013. Over his first four seasons in St. Louis, his ERA had dropped each year. In 2012, his last full season with the Cardinals, a 2.21 ERA accompanied career bests of 78 appearances, 73 1/3 innings, 58 strikeouts and

BUDWEISER DUEL 1 LINEUP After Sunday qualifying Race Thursday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles

(Car number in parentheses) 1. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 196.019 mph. 2. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 195.818. 3. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 195.707. 4. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 195.211. 5. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 195.004. 6. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 194.894. 7. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 194.658. 8. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 194.582. 9. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 194.574. 10. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 194.544. 11. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 194.502. 12. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 194.422. 13. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 194.38. 14. (47) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 194.108. 15. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 194.066. 16. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 193.736. 17. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 193.594. 18. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 193.365. 19. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 192.798. 20. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 192.538. 21. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 192.291. 22. (98) Josh Wise, Ford, 192.061. 23. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 190.48. 24. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 189.685. 25. (77) Dave Blaney, Ford.

BUDWEISER DUEL 2 LINEUP AP photo

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs in action against the San Francisco Giants during a baseball game April 6 in San Francisco. a 1.08 WHIP. “Here’s a guy for three years running or so was one of the top setup men in the National League,’’ Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. “The fact that he was out there and available to come to camp to fight for a spot on the team has some appeal. We’ve done all right over the years bringing in guys with decent pitching upsides and having them work with [pitching coach Don Cooper and the training staff] and get them back on track. We’re optimistic Boggs will be another one.’’ When Boggs was given the closer’s role at the beginning of last season because of an injury to Jason Motte, everything began to unravel. He put more pressure on himself,

and when he struggled early with some small mechanical issues, he overcompensated by trying to do too much. What unfolded was the worst year of his life – Boggs was 0-3 with an 11.08 ERA and three blown saves and a WHIP of 2.45. He was traded to the Rockies, was sent down to the minors and didn’t recover until September, when five of his seven appearances were scoreless. In nine relief appearances with Colorado, Boggs’ ERA was 3.18. That recovery has him sitting in camp with the Sox with renewed confidence. “September was a good month for me, ‘’ Boggs said. “If I had a couple more months or 25 more games I probably would have been a lot closer to the guy I ex-

pect to be. It was a lesson. I learned some lessons the hard way. But looking back on it if I take it and use it the right way it could be one of the best things to happen to me. I’m excited about how I feel right now and that’s what’s most important.’’ Boggs wasted no time getting back to work this offseason. “I started my program a little earlier because I knew I needed to make sure the little details that are really important are where they need to be,’’ he said. “I feel like I’m throwing the ball really, really well now and look forward to showing that here early in camp. “My expectations are as high as they’ve ever been.’’

After Sunday qualifying Race Thursday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles

(Car number in parentheses) 1. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 195.852 mph. 2. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 195.712. 3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 195.296. 4. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 195.042. 5. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 194.919. 6. (33) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 194.776. 7. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 194.637. 8. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 194.582. 9. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 194.574. 10. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 194.523. 11. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 194.477. 12. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 194.41. 13. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 194.334. 14. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 194.078. 15. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 193.616. 16. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 193.732. 17. (66) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 193.428. 18. (35) Eric McClure, Ford, 192.905. 19. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 192.695. 20. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 192.328. 21. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, 192.135. 22. (52) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 192.493. 23. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 190.347. 24. (93) Morgan Shepherd, Toyota, 189.542.


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MEDALS LEADERS

SOCHI SCENE

Through Sunday (55 of 98 medal events) Nation G S B Netherlands 5 5 7 Russia 4 7 5 United States 4 4 8 Norway 5 3 6 Canada 4 6 4 Germany 7 3 2 Sweden 2 5 2 Switzerland 5 1 1 Austria 2 4 1 France 2 0 4 China 3 2 0 Japan 1 3 1 Slovenia 1 1 3 Italy 0 2 3

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The Czech Republic’s Eva Samkova celebrates after taking the gold medal in the snowboard cross final Sunday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Samkova’s stache SOCHI, Russia – When Eva Samkova dominated the snowboardcross final on Sunday to win the gold medal, a lined mustache on her upper lip begged the question: Hipster or political statement? Turns out the thin lines in red, white and blue – the colors of the Czech flag – were about superstition and patriotism. “It’s a lucky mustache,” she said. “Today, it’s in national colors.” Samkova started wearing the lucky mustache at the world championships in 2011. – By Oskar Garcia – Twitter

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Glass encasing the penalty box shatters Sunday as Austria’s Andreas Nodl checks Norway���s Jonas Holos in the second period in Sochi, Russia.

Into the boards SOCHI, Russia – Preliminary? So what. Don’t try to tell these Olympic hockey players to conserve their energy for elimination games. They’re simply not playing that way in the Sochi Games. One day after the United States beat Russia in a thriller with relatively small stakes, Austria beat Norway, 3-1, Sunday in a game that featured a glass-shattering check by Austria forward Andreas Nodl on Norway’s Jonas Holos. Nodl checked Holos on the boards near the glass along the side of the penalty box, hitting the glass at an awkward angle to break it. Replays showed glass fragments hit the ice. The game was delayed several minutes. But because the glass wasn’t on the wall of the rink, the teams resumed play while stadium workers quickly replaced the broken pane. Nodl said afterward that the game was big for his team’s confidence and a response to critics. – By Oskar Garcia

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U.S., Canada women’s hockey wait for rest of world to arrive

SOCHI, Russia - Russian women’s hockey coach Mikhail Chekanov was not a happy man after Switzerland upset his team Saturday. “We wish much luck to all the journalists who will clearly have much joy criticizing us,’’ he said. This is how you know women’s hockey is making strides: It has critics! The talent gap between U.S.-Canada and the rest of the world in women’s hockey might or might not be closing – it depends on whom you ask. We’re not seeing the 11-0 laughers as often as we used to at the Winter Games. There might even come a time when people will look to women’s hockey for something other than the possibility of another U.S.-Canada brawl. Japan, which hadn’t scored an Olympic goal in 16 years – no, that’s not a misprint – scored one last week in a 2-1 loss to Russia. “This game is growing, and you have to be patient,’’ American coach Katey Stone said. “When men’s hockey started competing in the Olympics a long time ago, there was a lot of disparity. And look where they are now. It takes time.’’ The United States or Canada has won every Olympics and World Championship gold medal in women’s hockey. Sweden and Finland have been alone in a decidedly second tier. But now the Swiss are rising a bit. The Russians were, too, until their slip here knocked them out of medal contention. The Finns also are out of medal contention after losing to Sweden. In most Olympic sports, countries don’t want their competitors to get better. This is different. This is survival. After the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, there were real concerns that the In-

VIEWS Rick Morrissey ternational Olympic Committee might shut down women’s hockey. Then-IOC president Jacques Rogge had said, ‘We cannot continue without improvement.’’ A two-team tournament isn’t much of a tournament. Last week, an IOC spokesman said the organization is “very pleased’’ with the quality of competition here. But Germany coach Peter Kathan, having watched his team lose to Finland on Sunday, didn’t sound like a guy who sees a whole lot of gap-closing going on. “The level of ice hockey in North America is better, and there is a big gap between there and Europe,’’ he said. “It is a big gap, as big as the Atlantic Ocean.’’ When Switzerland eliminated Russia on Saturday, it was looked upon as a sign of progress for women’s hockey. The Russians, on the rise in women’s hockey, had pumped a lot of money into their national program. And here was Switzerland, with a population of about 8 million people, beating them, 2-0. It was not seen as progress by Chekanov. “While this is not the last day of our lives, clearly there is a huge gap between Switzerland and Russia,’’ he said. “We are clearly weaker. We have to be more determined in the future and work harder.’’ When the U.S. and Canada faced each other last week, the speed on display was striking compared with the rest of the world. Canada won that game, 3-2. If the

two teams don’t meet in the gold-medal game Thursday, it will be a huge upset. In Vancouver, the U.S. beat Sweden, 9-1, to get to the gold-medal game. Are the days of lopsided scores over? Probably not. The Americans beat the Swiss, 9-0, last week. But give it some time. “I think it’s actually developed quicker than men’s hockey,’’ said Canadian Hayley Wickenheiser, who is playing in her fifth Olympics. “If you look at men’s hockey, I think it took the Finns like 90 years to beat the Canadians in the World Championship. We’re ahead of the game here.’’ This is about money, as it usually is. The United States and Canada have put money into their national programs and have grown the game from the grassroots level. Other countries don’t have it so good. “It is a problem after this Olympic period because we ... will lose about 10 players who will have to go to work,’’ Kathan said. “We will have to find players.’’ Kendall Coyne, a 21-year-old U.S. forward from Palos Heights, has been playing hockey since she was 4. She played with boys’ teams until she was 15 because that was the way to improve. That’s changing, she said. Her sister, who is four years younger, played only on girls’ teams, where there is more talent now. “The amount of growth that women’s hockey has had, you’re able to play girls hockey growing up and still make it to this level,’’ Kendall Coyne said. Now, if only the world would catch up.

•฀Rick Morrissey is a Chicago SunTimes sports columnist who can be reached at rmorrissey@suntimes.com.

MEN’S HOCKEY ROUNDUP

Scares for Russia, Canada in last of prelims By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press SOCHI, Russia – While the United States and Canada finished preliminary-round play without a defeat Sunday, Russia survived a bit more drama to keep on rolling in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament. The U.S. beat Slovenia, 5-1, to finish group play with three victories and the No. 2 seed in the quarterfinals. The Americans were arguably the most impressive team in the preliminary round, and Phil

Kessel had a hat trick in their latest win. Canada also won three times in the prelims but had to go to overtime against Finland for a 2-1 victory on Drew Doughty’s second goal of the night. Russia went to a shootout for the second straight night after losing to the Americans in the preliminary round’s best game, and the home fans were more pleased by the second result. Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Radulov scored on

surprising Slovak goalie Jan Laco, giving a 1-0 victory to the Russians on a shutout by Semyon Varlamov. The field is set for the elimination portion of the tournament after Sunday’s games. Sweden is the No. 1 seed with three regulation victories, dominating its bracket despite the absence of injured stars Henrik Zetterberg, Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen. Canada could have taken the No. 1 seed but lost a standings point for going to overtime against the feisty Finns,

who finished fourth overall to earn the final bye into the quarterfinals. The Canadians slipped into third, one spot behind the Americans. Austria earned its first Olympic victory in 12 years in Sunday’s early game, beating winless Norway, 3-1. The top four teams get an extra day off this week, while Russia leads the remaining eight teams into the qualification round Tuesday. The hosts will face Norway for the chance to play Finland in the quarterfinals.

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WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD CROSS

OLYMPIC GLANCE

More disappointment for Jacobellis

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American star falls again; wait for gold goes on

FOR DUTCH, SWEEP 16 The Dutch got their third sweep in speedskating – albeit a gold by Jorien ter Mors over favorite Ireen Wust in the women’s 1,500. Lottevan Beek got the bronze. The Dutch have now won 16 speedskating medals in Sochi, breaking the record haul of 13 by East Germany at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. The win by ter Mors sets her up for a shot at becoming the first skater to win medials in both long and short track.

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – The race course measures nearly 4,000 snowy feet of dips, bumps and jumps, but for the most recognizable snowboarder in the field, it actually spans years. From up top, she can peer beyond the finish line and realize there’s no end in sight. When Lindsey Jacobellis was 20 years old, she made a mistake. For the past eight years, she has ridden with the weight of that youthful indiscretion. Every race has been viewed by mainstream audience through the prism of that one day in Turin when an unnecessary trick cost her an Olympic gold medal. “People don’t understand how much pressure is put on her,” said snowboarder Faye Gulini, her American teammate. “It breaks my heart because I think it takes the fun out of it for her, just for this event. She loves the sport; she’s a phenomenal snowboarder. But it’s in her head, you know.” These Sochi Games were another shot at redemption, and with her unmatched style and grace on the board, Jacobellis was cruising through the snowboard cross field Sunday. She held a big lead in her semifinal race, but again the 28-year-old rider took a big spill, spoiling yet another chance at that elusive gold medal. It was a crushing disappointment for a rider who has won on every stage except this one. Jacobellis, competing in her third Winter Games, was matter-of-fact about it, saying later that “there’s worse things in life than not winning.” “Of course, it’s very unfortunate that this didn’t work out for me. . . . You can take it in

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Sponsors compose some tweets for athletes By JOHN LEICESTER The Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia – Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in their name. The agents for U.S. figure skaters Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold both say sponsors draft some of their tweets, plugging their brands. “This is the first Olympics where I actually have a social media calendar, where an athlete has to tweet or mention something on a given day,” Gold’s agent, Yuki Saegusa, said in an interview. “We get a list of tweets or social media things that need to be posted and then we approve them for her,” said Saegusa, senior vice president for Olympic clients at sports management giant IMG. Although they “encourage” Gold to post the pre-packaged commercial tweets to her 65,000 followers herself, sometimes others do it for her. “We want it to be from her point of view, and from her mouth and from her fingers. So we try to get her to do them – mostly,” Saegusa said. “We’re in a very new age now where a lot of advertising, or PR, or promotions, is social media. That’s becoming a very important aspect of marketing.” Wagner’s IMG agent, David Baden, said athletes’ sponsorship deals are now starting to specify “how many tweets, how many Facebook mentions and even Instagram” photos they must post.

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NORWAY IS SUPER – GEE Kjetil Jansrud won the fourth straight Olympic super-G gold medal for Norway, finishing the choppy course in 1:18.14, with American skier Andrew Weibrecht 0.30 seconds behind. Bode Miller, at age 36, became the oldest Alpine skier to win a medal when he and Jan Hudec of Canada tied for bronze. It was Miller’s sixth Olympic medal, moving the American two behind all-time Alpine leader Kjetil Andre Aamodt.

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Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States crashes while leading her Olympic snowboard cross semifinal as Canada’s Dominique Maltais tries to avoid her Sunday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. stride,” she said. “A lot of people can say what they want, put as many opinions out there . . . that’s fine. It’s not really going to affect how I view myself and how I look at my past résumé.” Jacobellis is the most successful female snowboard cross rider the young sport has seen. Despite her Olympic slip-ups, she has won the world championship three times and just last month claimed her eighth gold medal at the Winter X Games. But for more casual observers, that one second-place finish from the 2006 Olympics – after falling, she recovered and won a silver medal – is remembered more than any of her numerous victories. She carries that with her always. “I know that there’s motivating factors,” said her friend Nate Holland, a fellow snowboard cross racer. “There’s a lot of pressure on her to do well. . . . And it’s easy to take – if she doesn’t do well – to take a potshot at her and try to knock her down a little bit. As far as do I think that’s a motivating factor? Yeah, bracing not to fail is always a motivating factor when you’re expected to win.”

On Sunday at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Jacobellis posted the second-fastest time in the qualifying round and easily won her quarterfinal heat. In the semifinal race, she was riding strong from the very start and breezed to a big lead. But about three-quarters of the way through the course, she lost her balance coming off a small bump and fell. She could only watch as the other five riders flew by. “I thought I was riding really well,” said Jacobellis, who managed to win Sunday’s “small final” consolation race to officially finish in seventh place. “It just didn’t work out for me.” Gulini, 21, took third in her semifinal heat and earned a spot in the finals. Gulini was riding in sixth place in the final race, but a late crash on the course allowed her to finish fourth. The Czech Republic’s Eva Samkova took gold, followed by Canada’s Dominique Maltais and France’s Chloe Trespeuch. But most eyes were on Jacobellis, who does so well in virtually every other competi-

tion. Despite what Gulini and Holland say, Jacobellis downplayed the internalized pressure. “I don’t think it has to do with the Olympics,” Jacobellis said. “It’s just a fluke of when things work out for me and when they don’t. I felt very calm and composed, very excited about this event because I really like the course. It just so happened to not work out. It’s hard to accept that.” This marks the second straight Olympics in which Jacobellis, 28, failed to even make the event’s finals. Even more than her previous attempts, this time the path to the medal podium appeared to be cleared for her. Norway’s Helene Olafsen, the 2009 world champ, and Canada’s Maelle Ricker, the 2010 gold medalist, both crashed early and didn’t even reach the semis. American Jackie Hernandez also had a big fall in the qualifying heat, suffering a concussion and sitting out the ensuing rounds. “On this course, it kind of seemed like just staying on your feet was important,” Gulini said.

Eva Samkova won the gold medal in women’s snowboard cross for the first podium finish in the Olympics by a Czech snowboarder. Dominique Maltais of Canada became the first multiple-medal winner in women’s snowboard cross when she finished a distant second. Chloe Trespeuch of France earned bronze. Perennial gold medal contender Lindsey Jacobellis again failed to win the title that has eluded the American at three straight Olympics.

COURSE DANGER Barely 24 hours after Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova severely injured her spine while training on the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Jackie Hernandez suffered a concussion when she smacked her head after catching an edge during qualifying for snowboard cross. The 21-year-old American was treated and released, but barred from competing in the elimination rounds.

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More weather woes for the Sochi Games. The men’s 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon race was postponed until Monday because of fog. The race was initially delayed for an hour, but the visibility remained too poor to run the race. Martin Fourcade of France will be aiming for his third gold medal of the Sochi Olympics, while Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway could win a record 13th Winter Olympic medal.

MEDALS Another speedskating sweep boosted the Netherlands, which now has 17 medals overall, five of them gold. Russia and the United States both have 16 total and four gold. Norway and Canada both have 14 in all, but the Scandinavians have the edge on golds, 5-4. Germany still has the most golds in Sochi with seven, but only 12 medals overall.

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Seven medals events are on tap, including the ice dance competition featuring favorites Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S., taking on Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the Canadian defending champions.

Jackson threw off mound for first time Saturday Sycamore • CUBS bowling finishes 7th Continued from page B1

consistency. Staying consistent with all the pitches. Stay in the same arm slot, stay at the same speed, so everything looks the same.” Jackson threw off a mound for the first time Saturday. Pitching coach Chris Bosio, who was among the most interested spectators, said, “Edwin pitched extremely well in some games, in others not so good. “It was a tough year overall for the team. We have to look ourselves in the mirrors and ask everybody to get a little better. That’s the message we’re sending to everybody, including [fellow starters] Travis Wood and Jeff Samardzija.” Also watching Jackson throw was new manager Rick Renteria, who judged his session “pretty good.” “He started a little up in the zone, then all of a sudden, he finished down, working multiple quadrants of the plate. Those are the simple things that he’s going to have to do to get himself back to

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Continued from page B1 Pruett was the top Kaneland scorer with 19 points. Ty Carlson chipped in 13. John Pruett led the Knights (13-8) with 19 points while Tyler Carlson had 13 in the loss.

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Sycamore finishes seventh: Sycamore finished in seventh place at the Freeport Sectional with a six-game total of 5,360 pins. DeKalb’s Abby Kuzmanich bowled as an individual and averaged 183 over her sixgame set. She had a high game of 222 in the series. AP file photo

Cubs starter Edwin Jackson throws against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Sept. 22 in Chicago. executing pitches. ... More than anything [he needs to] keep looking forward and focus on his job on a daily basis, pitch by pitch.” “In his work, it’s got to

show. Today it did. He finished really strong.” Renteria spoke with Jackson in the offseason and believes, “Edwin has a really good outlook for this season.

He’s talked about putting last year behind him.” For the Cubs’ sake, he’s got to succeed on more than a verbal level. He’s got to return to his old form.

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Continued from page B1 realized what it takes to be a good team, and I definitely think that after that tournament we stepped it up because we knew what we had to do to win games.” Johnson acknowledges that the Barbs are the underdog this year, unlike last season, when DeKalb entered the Belvidere North Regional with just four losses. “The roles are changed. Huntley’s the No. 1, they’re the expected team to win,”

Johnson said. “If we come out and play harder than what they are this year, that’s what happened last year. We were expected to win so we expected to win as a team. “They outworked us last year. So I think as the underdog, if we come out and outwork them, it’ll be an upset just like it was last year.” Spartans looking for first regional championship in 11 years: The first day of practice, Sycamore coach Brett Goff mentioned the Spartans’ 2003 regional championship banner to

his players. He reminded them of it last week as well. It was the last time the Spartans won a regional, and they’re hoping to add a new banner this week. Top-seeded Sycamore opens up postseason play Wednesday at the Class 3A Plano Regional against the winner of No. 4 Rochelle and No. 5 Sandwich. With a win, the Spartans would get either second-seeded Plano or third-seeded Kaneland in the regional final. The Knights defeated the Spartans (19-7, 8-2) Friday and

cost them a shared NI Big 12 East title. “I feel that we’re playing really well,” Goff said. “After [the loss to DeKalb on Jan. 31] we’ve really bounced back and beaten some good teams with Yorkville and Rochelle and Ottawa, and played really well in those games.” Taking home a regional plaque has been a big goal for Goff’s team. “With the state of where our program has been and where it’s trying to get to, our girls are very focused on winning a regional,” Goff said.

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Royals win conference game: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Leland-Earlville, 61-47, in a Little Ten Conference game. Jared Birchfield contributed to this report.

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Girlfriend’s texts throw family out of whack Dear Abby: My youngest grown son discovered that his girlfriend – his possible future wife – was texting pictures of herself to his stepfather. Needless to say, he told her the relationship is over. Now, for obvious reasons, he no longer wants to be around his stepfather, and is deeply concerned about how it will affect his relationship with his mother, my ex-wife. They are close, which I encouraged, but she seems to be in denial about the situation. Have you any suggestions on how to be supportive of my son and all the dynamics? – Too Much Drama in Missouri Dear Too Much Drama: You say your ex-wife seems to be in denial. Was the reason for the breakup ever explained

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips to her? If it wasn’t, then your son should talk to his mother about it, and from then on arrange to see her alone. Dear Abby: I just dropped off my 13-year-old son at a party. He’s a seventh-grader, and when I take him to a friend’s house, if I haven’t met the parents, I walk him to the door and introduce him and myself to them. I do this to try and make sure the parents are at home and responsible. (Honestly, if they weren’t, I’d take my son and leave.) I know it embarrasses him, but most parents

thank me because they want to meet the parents of the kids who are in their homes. Times are different for our kids today. I just can’t believe that someone would simply drop off a child and speed away when he/she has absolutely no clue who these people are. I’m not a helicopter parent; I’m just a mother who loves my children enough to make sure they’re in good hands. Recently, a ninth-grader in our school district had a house party where 30 kids received underage drinking citations! Sorry – but I’m taking no chances. Parenting is not being your child’s best friend. Please encourage parents not to be afraid to reach out to other parents. It really

does take a village. – Vigilant in Bucks County, Pa. Dear Vigilant: Your children are fortunate to have a mother who is as involved in their lives as you are. Not all young people are so lucky. Your son may find your vigilance embarrassing, but take comfort in knowing that all kids your son’s age find their parents embarrassing. Orchids฀to฀you฀for฀pointing฀ out the importance of parents networking with each other to ensure that their children are safe and supervised. When an entire “village” is watching, there is less chance of a lamb straying. Dear Abby: I have been married to my wife for 33 years. I recently found a pair of her panties with “Booty

Call” printed across the back. I can’t help but wonder. She has never had underwear like that in 33 years. What gives? – Surprised Texan Dear Surprised: Was your wife wearing the lingerie at the time? If not, how did you discover the panties? The surest way to get to the bottom of this would be to ask your wife this question. She may have thought they were cute and bought them on impulse – or they may have been a gift. Please let me know, because not only am I interested in her answer, but I’m sure millions of readers are curious, too.

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ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff oils, they are called “partially hydrogenated” oils, or trans fats. Why would chemists want to create trans fats? They don’t spoil or turn rancid as readily as non-hydrogenated fats, and they respond better to repeated heating. Those characteristics made trans fats a workhorse of the food industry. By the late 1990s, nearly all prepared cookies and crackers contained trans fats. Restaurant frying oils were also rich in trans fats. At first, doctors and

nutrition scientists thought that trans fat in food might be a healthy substitute for saturated fat, which was known to increase blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. So people hoped that substituting trans fats for saturated fat would reduce the risk of heart disease. For example, my mother stopped using butter and started using stick margarine. That’s what I did, and that’s what I recommended to my patients. I can’t recall any medical colleague of mine challenging the practice of promoting stick margarine over butter. In fact, the only person I knew who disagreed was my very shrewd sister. She stuck with butter. She said she knew you should go light on

the butter, but she just suspected that stick margarines were even worse. Not for the first time, I should have listened to her. In the 1990s, nutrition scientists – led by my Harvard colleague Dr. Walter Willett – discovered that trans fats were at least as heart-unhealthy as saturated fats. Eating trans fats boosts LDL (bad) cholesterol and lowers protective HDL cholesterol. Trans fats also have unhealthy effects on triglycerides. They increase the risk of blood clots and they feed inflammation, which plays a key role in heart disease, stroke and diabetes. And yet, for years the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeled trans fats

as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). That allowed them to be used without testing or approval. In November, the FDA proposed removing trans fats from the GRAS list. That means companies will have to prove that trans fats are safe if they want to continue to put them in their products. The FDA’s proposal, if finalized, should eliminate artificial trans fats from our food supply. Food companies have already found healthier alternatives, so your taste buds are unlikely to even notice the change. But your heart and the rest of your body most certainly will.

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of teens, conducted by The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, found that barely half of the parents would be upset to learn their children were experimenting with pot. According to the survey, today’s parents were more likely to have used drugs than in previous generations and they see less risk in drug experimentation and are less likely to speak to their children about it. The number of parents who have never spoken with their children about drugs was 12 percent, double what it was just six years ago. While most parents no longer use

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drugs, 11 percent reported that they continue their marijuana habit. Among other findings in the survey: •฀While฀parents฀believe฀it’s฀ important to discuss drugs with their children, only about 3 in 10 children say they’ve learned very much about drug risks at home. •฀Only฀18฀percent฀of฀parents believe their children have smoked marijuana, but the number of teens experimenting with it is, in fact, 39 percent. •฀Just฀21฀percent฀of฀ parents believe friends of their children are smoking marijuana, but 62 percent of

teens report friends who use the drug. Dr. Wallace: Do the majority of those who use marijuana move on to more potent and dangerous drugs? – Chuck, Rochester, N.Y. Chuck: A Penn State University research team studied the same question and found that seven out of 10 marijuana users do not advance to other drugs, such as LSD, cocaine or heroin. But of those who are currently฀using฀hard฀drugs,฀98฀ percent also use or have used marijuana.

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A signal that is easy to miss Bertrand Piccard from Switzerland฀and฀Brian฀Jones฀ from England were the first to travel nonstop around the world in a balloon. Piccard said, “Very often, human beings are living like on autopilot, reacting automatically with what happens.” Some bridge players count at the table almost without being aware they are doing it. These experts are on autopilot. That is good. There are many more players who are on a different autopilot, following the typical “rules” of the game, which is occasionally not good. In this deal, for example, how should the defenders play to defeat three no-trump after West leads his fourth-highest heart four? In the auction, I disagree with North’s using Stayman, because his doubleton is so strong. He should just raise to three no-trump. We have all heard of “third hand high.” And many Easts would not be able to resist using it at trick one, covering dummy’s heart five with the seven – but it is the wrong play. When third hand cannot contribute a nine or higher, he should give count. Here, with an odd number of hearts, he should play the two. Declarer will win with his jack, cross to dummy with a spade to the queen, and run the diamond 10. West, on winning with his king, should cash the heart ace, knowing that declarer will have to drop his king. West will then run his suit for down one. If East plays the heart seven at trick one, West should assume East started with a doubleton and shift to a club, trying to get East on lead for a heart lead through declarer’s king.


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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: info@blumengardens.com 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.

Call Kelly at: 815-739-9101 or email: kellyscustomservices@ comcast.net

DRIVER: must be 21+, have valid DL w/ clean record, lift 50+ daily, pass drug, bkgrd, & FBI tests. Apply: SHS, 551 Spartan Trail, Sycamore

Social Services

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

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Cradle Wooden w/ Rockers, Refinished, Notated: 1863 AH Mack $100. 815-756-8823 Shirley Temple Doll: Still in Original Box, 18” tall $75 815-895-4770

Residential door hardware 6 bed/bath door knobs, 3 hall closet door knobs, 2 dummyknobs, 10 bi-fold door pulls, 30 removal pin door hinges 3 - 1/2”, 5/8” round. 12 removal pin door hinges 4” 5/8” round, 4 exterior door knobs w/ deadbolts all polished brass/hardware included asking $50 815-508-0406 Shelving: grocery store shelving, approx. 20ft long, very strong, $200 Call Steve 815-970-3055

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LOVESEAT Green & White Plaid, Excellent Condition - $40. 815-784-2857

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

SNOW BLOWER - MTD yard machine snowblower, 5.5 horsepower, 22" clearance, compact 2 stage. Works great! $90. 847-489-0254

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

Earn up to $1000 A Month! Looking for Contractors to deliver newspapers early mornings 7 days per week. Routes now available in DeKalb County. Please Call 815-526-4434

WANTED TO BUY Toyota Car, Truck, SUV, Tahoe, Honda or Foreign Vehicle. 630-709-2648 For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans with or without titles. 630-817-3577 or 219-697-3833

DEKALB 2BR, 1.5BA DUPLEX

All appl, D/W, W/D, C/A,1 car garage, $975/mo. 815-494-0861 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

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

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

DEKALB QUIET 2 BEDROOM

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

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2, 3BR

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.

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 DeKalb: 1BR upper, appl., C/A, water incl., no pets or smoking, $490/mo. 815-393-4438

GENOA DELUXE 2 BEDROOM

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 TH, 2 BR, 1.5 BA, 2 Car garage. $950/mo. + 1 mo. sec. dep. Call: 815-501-1660

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. Sycamore 600 Peace Rd., 3 BR, 2.5 BA, $1,100/mo. + 1 mo. sec. deposit. Call: 815-501-1660

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

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

DeKalb 3BR, 2BA, C/A, All Appls incl Dishwasher, Wash/Dryer, 1 car gar. $1000/mo + sec dep + util. Jerry (630) 441- 6250

DeKalb ~ The Knolls Sub. 3BR, 1.5BA, D/W, W//D, 1 car garage, $995/mo + 1st , last sec. Available Now. 815-751-3806 Sycamore – 1 Lg BD, appliances, & W/D, $550/mo. + sec. & utilities. No pets/smoking. 815-895-6747 leave message

DEKALB 1141 S. 5th St. Quiet, 3BD, 1BA, new furnace, fireplace, 1300 SQ FT. $850 rent + util + dep. Pets OK. W/D hookup. Avail 4/1. 815-739-3740

1 bath, remodeled, appl. Counrty setting, close to downtown Genoa. 815-784-4606 ~ 815-901-3346

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

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

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

SYCAMORE

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

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? LOST Set of keys – remote with 2 keys Lost in or around Walmart (DeKalb) Reward if found. Please call 815-756-2013

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

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Wheels - 2 – Ansen Sprint, G.M. pattern, 14 x 10, alum. slot $55. 815-757-2329

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs

Distribution Assistant Wanted

ACI Midwest is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit resume and work history to: dstamper@acicirculation.com or call 630-594-7918

Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

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

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

2BR, 2BA APT.

Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600

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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

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT MILWAUKEE COUNTY

SYCAMORE - 2 Bedrooms, 1-1/2 Bath, hardwood, DW, Washer & Dryer, basement storage. $875 @ 202 S. Maple. 630-443-9072

Sycamore 1 Bedroom

Wood style floors, laundry on site. A/C, off St. parking, cats? $545/mo. 815-756-2064 SYCAMORE 2 bdrm, 1 ba, upper, new flooring / paint, laundry, pets ok, $675 +util. 815-751-3982

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, assignee of Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Vannida T. Arends Jonathan D. Arends 827 Somanauk Street Sycamore, IL 60178 Defendant(s). SUMMONS Case No. 14-CV-635 Foreclosure Of Mortgage: 30404 Judge Richard J. Sankovitz THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, To each person named above as a defendant:

DeKalb 2BR's $650-$700

Hillcrest Place Apts.

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Sycamore E. State St. AVAILABLE NOW!

Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521

BASS & MOGLOWSKY, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Shawn R. Hillmann WI State Bar No. 1037005 P. O. Address: Bass & Moglowsky, S.C. Suite 300 501 West Northshore Drive Milwaukee, WI 53217 Telephone: (414) 228-6700 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 17, 24 & March 3, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: OCCUPANT, HELEN DIXSON, PARK SAYLOR SR., MAE M. SAYLOR, JANICE KASPRISIN, AS R/A FOR HONIG REALTY, INC. A/K/A COLDWELL BANKER HONIG-BELL, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL, STATE OF ILLINOIS, DEPT. OF REVENUE, LIEN UNIT, STATE OF ILLINOIS, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, LOCAL TAX ALLOCATION DIVISION, DEKALB COUNTY TREASURER, HONIG REALTY, INC. A/K/A COLDWELL BANKER HONIG-BELL, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. DEKALB COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14TX1 FILED 1/31/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Dekalb, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/4/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00049 Sold for General Taxes of 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. N/A Inst. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 118 N. LOCUST ST., GENOA, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 03-19-478-005 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/2/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/2/2014.

You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Dec/Jan. Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com

You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after February 17, 2014 (which is the first day that this Summons was published in the newspaper), you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, which address is: Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 North Ninth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233, and to Bass & Moglowsky, S.C., plaintiff's attorneys, whose address is Bass & Moglowsky, S.C.,

CORPORATION SYSTEM, AS R/A FOR CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. DEKALB COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14TX2 FILED 1/31/2014 TAKE NOTICE

County of Dekalb, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/4/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00054 Sold for General Taxes of 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. N/A Inst. N/A

DATED: February 14, 2014.

This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Sycamore, Illinois, on 8/26/2014 in the Dekalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, Courtroom 300 at 9:00 A.M.

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

2004 Cadillac SRX - Exc. Cond., Luxury Ed., New Tires, AWD, 107k Mi. $9,995 815-751-9006

Factory GTO Wheels off 2005, 17 x 8, alum. 5 spoke $300 OBO. 815-757-2329

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

Stone Prairie

Loaded with extras, ps, pdl, heavy duty tow pkg, leather int, spacious backseat, upgraded tires, 230K freeway miles. Bluebook $6400, sell for $5500. 815-549-1205

1990 & Newer

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.

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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815-758-7859 DEKALB 1 BEDBROOM Clean, upper, $525/mo + 1st, last security. No pets/smoking. 815-791-3721

TRAIN SET Model train set or electric train set for my Grandson! 815-901-5683

For More Details Call

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

WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.

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

HINCKLEY 3BR,1BA

Metallic gray, 57K miles. Automatic/power windows and lock. Great condition and very clean!

DRIVERS – PART TIME

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Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK.

NEWSPAPER DELIVERY

2007 FORD FOCUS SE

Seeking CDL-B drivers. Experience in Roll-off, portable toilets, or sweeping not mandatory. Apply @ www.khoving.com or in person @ 2351 Powis Rd, West Chicago, IL

Will BUY UR USED

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

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

DEKALB - SPACIOUS MARKET APARTMENTS Starting @ $599, 2 Bedroom $683, 3 Bedroom

WE PAY THE BEST!

Avancer & Genesis Works LLC In House Job Fair Wednesday 2/19 11a-1p 350 Sycamore Road Genoa, IL 60135 Full time and part time positions available working with Developmentally Disabled Individuals

WANTED CDL DRIVERS

A-1 AUTO

address is Bass & Moglowsky, S.C., 501 West Northshore Drive, Suite Milwaukee, Wisconsin 300, 53217. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within 40 days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/2/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Dekalb County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Sycamore, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Dekalb County Clerk 110 E Sycamore St. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 895-7149 Dated: 02/04/2014 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 17, 18 & 19, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: ONEMAIN FINANCIAL, INC. A/K/A ONEMAIN FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. F/K/A CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., AMY ANDREWS, MARK R. ROOT, BARBARA J. ROOT A/K/A BARBARA JOAN ROOT, SHANNON VARGAS, OCCUPANT, JARED ROOT, C T CORPORATION SYSTEM, AS R/A FOR ONEMAIN FINANCIAL, INC. A/K/A ONEMAIN FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. F/K/A CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., C T CORPORATION SYSTEM, AS R/A

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES

Property located at 707 WATSON DR., GENOA, IL

Legal Description or Property Index No. 03-29-102-018

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/2/2014.

The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming:

This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/2/2014.

This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Sycamore, Illinois, on 8/26/2014 in the Dekalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, Courtroom 300 at 9:00 A.M.

You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY

Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/2/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Dekalb County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Sycamore, Illinois.

For further information contact the County Clerk.

CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Dekalb County Clerk 110 E Sycamore St. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 895-7149 Dated: 02/04/2014

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 17, 18 & 19, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

TO: CT CORPORATION SYSTEM, AS R/A FOR HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, HSBC FINANCE CORPORATION A/K/A HSBC GROUP, INC. A/KA HSBC A/K/A HFC A/K/A HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION A/K/A HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, OCCUPANT, CT CORPORATION SYSTEM, AS R/A FOR HSBC FINANCE CORPORATION A/K/A HSBC GROUP, INC. A/KA HSBC A/K/A HFC A/K/A HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION A/K/A HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, BAILEY MORREALE, BREINNE MORREALE, SAM MORREALE, HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, TOM C. TOWNSEND, AS R/A FOR STONEHENGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF SYCAMORE, INC., STONEHENGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF SYCAMORE, INC., SALVATORE J. MORREALE JR. A/K/A SALVATORE J. MORREALE, LISA ANN MORREALE A/K/A LISA A. MORREALE, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. DEKALB COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14TX3 FILED 1/31/2014 TAKE NOTICE

County of Dekalb, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/4/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00148 Sold for General Taxes of 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. N/A Inst. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES

Property located at 1535 E. STONEHENGE DR., SYCAMORE, IL

Legal Description or Property Index No. 08-01-257-036

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/2/2014.

The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee


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This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/2/2014.

Legal Description or Property Index No. 08-13-179-019

You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/2/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Dekalb County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Sycamore, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Dekalb County Clerk 110 E Sycamore St. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 895-7149 Dated: 02/04/2014 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 17, 18 & 19, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: JANICE BAUER A/K/A JANICE TAYLOR, MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH BENCHMARK BANK, JONATHAN TAYLOR, OCCUPANT, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. DEKALB COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14TX4 FILED 1/31/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Dekalb, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/4/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00151 Sold for General Taxes of 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. N/A Inst. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 526 W. QUINLAN CT., A/KA (AVE.), DEKALB, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 08-02-351-012 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/2/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/2/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Sycamore, Illinois, on 8/26/2014 in the Dekalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, Courtroom 300 at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/2/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Dekalb County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Sycamore, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Dekalb County Clerk 110 E Sycamore St. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 895-7149 Dated: 02/04/2014 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 17, 18 & 19, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: OCCUPANT, RHONDA L. SHIMEK A/K/A RHONDA L. HOLMES, HOLMES, MATTHEW SUMMIT ENCLAVE TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION, CONDOMINIUM HONIG REALTY INC., A/K/A COLDWELL BANKER HONIG-BELL, JANICE KASPRISIN , AS R/A FOR HONIG REALTY INC., A/K/A COLDBANKER HONIG-BELL, WELL ROBERT B. KOGEN, AS R/A FOR SUMMIT ENCLAVE TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION, CONDOMINIUM PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. DEKALB COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14TX5 FILED 1/31/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Dekalb, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/4/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00165 Sold for General Taxes of 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. N/A Inst. N/A

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the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming:

This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Sycamore, Illinois, on 8/26/2014 in the Dekalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, Courtroom 300 at 9:00 A.M.

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Property located at 1529 RESERVE LN., DEKALB, IL

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/2/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming:

This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/2/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Sycamore, Illinois, on 8/26/2014 in the Dekalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, Courtroom 300 at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/2/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Dekalb County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Sycamore, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Dekalb County Clerk 110 E Sycamore St. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 895-7149

TAKE NOTICE

County of Dekalb, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/4/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00269 Sold for General Taxes of 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. N/A Inst. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES

Property located at 635 CHARTER ST., DEKALB, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 08-26-156-022 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/2/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/2/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Sycamore, Illinois, on 8/26/2014 in the Dekalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, Courtroom 300 at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/2/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Dekalb County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Sycamore, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk.

Dated: 02/04/2014 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 17, 18 & 19, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: THOMAS E. WEST JR., OCCUPANT, THOMAS E. WEST, KATHLEEN J. WEST, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. DEKALB COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14TX6 FILED 1/31/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Dekalb, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/4/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00230 Sold for General Taxes of 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. N/A Inst. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 457 WOOD ST., DEKALB, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 08-22-404-014 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/2/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/2/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Sycamore, Illinois, on 8/26/2014 in the Dekalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, Courtroom 300 at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/2/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Dekalb County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Sycamore, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE

CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Dekalb County Clerk 110 E Sycamore St. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 895-7149 Dated: 02/04/2014 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 17, 18 & 19, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: KIM MENZ, LAWRENCE MENZ A/K/A LARRY MENZ, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL, STATE OF ILLINOIS, DEPT. OF REVENUE, LIEN UNIT, JOANN MENZ, THOMAS MENZ, OCCUPANT, STATE OF ILLINOIS, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. DEKALB COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14TX8 FILED 1/31/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Dekalb, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/4/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00508 Sold for General Taxes of 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. N/A Inst. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 270 E. MILLER AVE., HINCKLEY, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 15-14-151-008 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/2/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming:

This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Sycamore, Illinois, on 8/26/2014 in the Dekalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, Courtroom 300 at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY

Dated: 02/04/2014 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 17, 18 & 19, 2014.)

For further information contact the County Clerk.

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: MICHAEL ITURBIDE, LAURA M. ITURBIDE, OCCUPANT, CITY OF DEKALB, CITY OF DEKALB, CITY CLERK, CITY OF DEKALB, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPT. PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. DEKALB COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14TX7 FILED 1/31/2014 TAKE NOTICE

TO: DEBORAH S. MATTHEWS, CHELSEA MATTHEWS, OCCUPANT, DONALD G. MILLER, TRUSTEE UNDER DECLARATION OF TRUST DATED AUGUST 26, 1994, DISTRICT DIRECTOR – I.R.S., UNITED STATES DISTRICT ATTORNEY, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. DEKALB COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14TX9 FILED 1/31/2014 TAKE NOTICE

CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE

Legal Description or Property Index No. 18-32-403-038 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/2/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/2/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Sycamore, Illinois, on 8/26/2014 in the Dekalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, Courtroom 300 at 9:00 A.M.

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YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/2/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Dekalb County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Sycamore, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Dekalb County Clerk 110 E Sycamore St. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 895-7149 Dated: 02/04/2014 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 17, 18 & 19, 2014.)

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