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check on Cameron Lupton at a family member’s house on High Pointe Drive in DeKalb. Cameron Lupton was having a psychological breakdown and trying to get firearms at that house, Lowery said, adding it was difficult to definitively say why Cameron wanted the firearms. “Deductively I can say it was to act out what he was feeling at the time, with the potential of implementing

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kdahlstrom@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Two DeKalb police officers returned to work Tuesday, three weeks after fatally shooting a 28-year-old Malta man while he was attacking his parents with a knife, DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said. Sgt. Thomas Petit and officer Mario Nonnenmann first tried to subdue Cameron D. Lupton with a Taser before shooting him once in a bed-

room after his stepmother, Charlotte Lupton, 67, told police he was having a psychological breakdown, Lowery said in a news release Tuesday. The funeral for Cameron Lupton is scheduled for Saturday, and Charlotte Lupton and his father Carl Lupton, 57, are recuperating after he stabbed them multiple times Jan. 28. “This is the most horrif-

ic and tragic event an officer or the family can be involved in,” Lowery said. “Human Cameron D. beings aren’t Lupton meant to take the lives of other human beings, but sometimes the circumstances might require we do that to save an innocent

from harm. I believe without the actions of these officers, the survivors would be dead.” Petit has been with the DeKalb Police Department for 22 years, Nonnenmann for 12, Lowery said. After an independent investigation by the Illinois State Police, both officers were screened and deemed mentally fit to return to duty, Lowery said. The Illinois State Police has

not handed over the investigation to DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack, but Schmack said based on his conversations with state police he did not anticipate filing charges against the officers.

A psychological breakdown The incident began about 11:48 a.m. Jan. 28, when Charlotte Lupton asked police to

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School’s air quality to get closer scrutiny D-428 hires firm to monitor Cortland Elementary plan By KATIE DAHLSTROM kdahlstrom@shawmedia.com

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Principal Brett McPherson kisses a 3-week-old goat owned by student Bridget Halat on Tuesday during the Ag Olympics at Genoa-Kingston High School. McPherson won the honor of kissing the baby goat – with $52.22 in change collected by students in his name. A total of $175.93 was raised for the DeKalb County Animal Shelter.

DeKALB – The air at Cortland Elementary School will be more stringently monitored, school district officials decided Tuesday. During their board meeting, DeKalb School District 428 board members unanimously voted to hire Aires Consulting to continuously monitor air quality at the school. The hire comes 35 days after the Jan. 14 incident when 71 students and staff from Cortland received medical treatment after the odor of old trash from the nearby DeKalb County landfill run by Waste Management infiltrated the building’s ventilation system. Geoff Bacci, the certified industrial hygienist with Aires Consulting the district hired, reviewed the incident earlier this month, contending the odor was to blame for the incident and suggesting the district implement changes to the school’s air monitoring plan. For $21,000, Aires will ensure continuous monitoring, maintenance, analysis and monthly reporting on the hydrogen sulflide and carbon monoxide monitors at Cortland. The district will pay a $3,000 initial fee and $1,500 each month from March 1 through Feb. 28, 2015. The money will come from the school’s general operating fund.

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dbehrends@shawmedia.com In years past, FFA was a club for farm boys who intended to stay on the farm. Today, of the nearly 580,000 members nationwide, 44 percent are female, according to the national FFA website. And only about 25 percent live on a farm, said Travis Hughes, president of the Genoa-Kingston FFA chapter. More than 7,500 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are celebrating FFA Week. Locally, the Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha, Sycamore, DeKalb, Indian Creek, Hinckley-Big Rock and Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich chapters are celebrating with fun and educational events all week. Events include ag in the classroom lessons for grade school and middle school students, meals served to school staff and public supporters, petting zoos, tractors being driven to school, pedal tractor pulls and “Ag Olympics” on Tuesday at Genoa-Kingston

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Teacher Taryn Dennison “cheats” during a milk chugging competition by pouring her milk into her competitors’ cups Tuesday during the Ag Olympics at Genoa-Kingston High School. and Sycamore high schools and Friday at Indian Creek High School. During the afternoon assembly, Genoa-Kingston staff members were asked to participate in milk chugging, hay bale tossing, wheelbarrow races and a trivia contest. Several staff members were in the running to kiss a farm animal. Students

and staff voted with their spare change. Principal Brett McPherson won the honor of kissing a kid – a baby goat – with $52.22 in change collected in his name. A total of $175.93 was raised for the DeKalb County Animal Shelter. Band teacher Tom Rucker was in the running, as well. He

ran around the gym, cheering when McPherson was announced as the winner. Although they have a lot of fun, chapter members said FFA is so much more. “FFA has made me who I am today,” DeKalb chapter reporter Katie Arndt said. “It has helped me figure out where I belong.” Although she is one of the few who has an ag background, Arndt plans to be an ag teacher. “There’s a large disconnect between consumers and their food, and it’s important to tell ag stories,” Arndt said. Indian Creek chapter President Lauren Frances is planning a similar path. Frances said she took an intro to ag class as a freshman, igniting her passion for the industry.

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ four Republican gubernatorial candidates said Tuesday that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on the personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates. Treasurer Dan Rutherford, businessman Bruce Rauner and state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady kept the debate focused on how to defeat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, making only fleeting references to allegations of misconduct and negative ads that have surfaced in recent weeks. Rauner – who has been attacked in TV, radio and print ads sponsored by unions – said the relationship between government and unions is one of the most important issues in the state.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Dr., #M, Sycamore (Ecosteam). Home-schoolers activities: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Sycamore. All ages are welcome to participate in handson classes and field trips. Contact: Lisa at 815-748-0896 or gakers@ tbc.net. Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-7863962 or www.valleywest.org. Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital Cancer Center. This free group is open to those with cancer for discussion. No registration is required. For more information, call 815-748-2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs 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. 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. Franklin HEA: Afternoon unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Betty at 815-522-3361. Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore. 24 Hour A Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. dekalbalumni.org. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Community Dinners: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. 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 815-7583932 to sponsor a meal. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-7565228; 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. 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. Meditation Drop-In: 6 to 7 p.m. at Center for Integrative BodyWork, 130 N. Fair St. in Sycamore. Reservations appreciated, not required; www.yourcfib.com, 815-899-6000 or info@yourcfib.com. Genoa Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. 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. American Legion Auxiliary, Bayard Brown Unit 337: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-964-5959. www.rragsna.org. Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee: 7 p.m. on the lower level at Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. Vendors and visitors are welcome. Bingo Night: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. 815-895-2679. Kishwaukee Concert Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Huntley Middle School, South Seventh and Taylor streets in DeKalb. No auditions necessary; the band is open to wind or percussion instrumentalists age 18 and older. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Celebration Chorale practices: 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. Singers are invited. For more information, call Sally at 815-7396087. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com.

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Sharing kindness in Tim’s and Lexi’s memory VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski Julie Kron has her Friday planned. She took the day off work to pay for strangers’ orders at Starbucks, pass out care packages to the homeless and commit any other good deed that comes to mind. She’s even prepared little packages of dog food and treats for the homeless people’s dogs. “I’m just going to go with the flow,” Kron said. “I’ve been saving my money since Christmas. I’ve been putting some aside each paycheck so I could just go for it.” Kron, a former Cortland resident who lives in Hawaii, is participating in the Second Annual Random Act of Kindness Day in honor of Lexi Weber and Tim Getzelman, a 21-year-old couple who died in a car crash Feb. 21, 2011. Getzelman was a Sycamore High School graduate, while Weber was a Kaneland High School graduate. Organizers are encouraging everyone to participate, even if they didn’t know the couple, and to post about their good deeds in a Facebook group called “In loving memory of Tim & Lexi.” The third anniversary of the crash falls in the middle of a criminal trial for Patricia Schmidt, who is accused of reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving. The trial will continue March 3. Kron remembers learning about their deaths through a Facebook message. Within minutes, her mother and brother were calling her in Hawaii to tell her what they knew, and Kron sent comforting thoughts to Tammy Getzelman, Tim’s mother, on Facebook. She couldn’t make it back for the funeral, so she sent flowers and cards. “They were such outgoing, caring, loving people,” said Kron, who was childhood friends with Tim’s father but never got to meet Lexi. She doesn’t say that lightly. Weber wanted to become a teacher and supported Feed ‘Em Soup, a nonprofit organization that has a children’s section called Lexi’s Corner in her honor. Getzelman earned his basic EMT license and was hired as an intern by the Sycamore Fire Department in

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Lexi Weber (left) and Tim Getzelman pose during their last Christmas. The couple was killed in a car crash Feb. 21, 2011, but their friends and family are organizing a Random Act of Kindness Day to mark the crash’s third anniversary Friday. September 2008. Last year, Weber’s mom had pizzas delivered to the Sycamore fire stations for the crews that were on duty during the crash. You don’t have to spend tons of money to participate, however. You could leave change in a vending machine, leave a larger-than-normal tip, share coupons or share a note of appreciation with your child’s teacher (or a co-worker, neighbor, a friend you haven’t talked with in awhile, etc.) In the Facebook group, participants can download tags explaining the project and attach the tags to their gifts; we’ll also post them at www.

daily-chronicle.com. It’s such a simple gesture, doing something nice for someone else, but I bet the busier or the more stressed the receiver, the happier they will be that you took the time to be random and kind. I hope some of those “victims” of random acts of kindness post messages in the Facebook group. It would be nice to see just how far – beside Hawaii – this effort spreads.

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Riot police move in against Kiev protest camp By MARIA DANILOVA The Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine – Amid cries of “Glory to Ukraine!” and with flaming tires lighting up the night sky, thousands of riot police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the sprawling protest camp in the center of Kiev on Tuesday, after a day of street battles that left 18 people dead and hundreds injured. The violence was the deadliest in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralyzed Ukraine’s capital in a struggle over the nation’s identity, and the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history With the boom of exploding stun grenades and fireworks nearly drowning out his words at times, opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urged the 20,000 protesters to defend the camp on Independence Square that has been the heart of the protests. “We will not go anywhere from here,” Klitschko told the crowd, speaking from a stage in the square as tents and tires burned around him, releasing huge plumes of smoke. “This is an island of freedom and we will defend it,” he said. Many heeded his call. “This looks like a war against one’s own people,” said Dmytro Shulko, 35, who was heading toward the camp armed with a fire bomb. “But we will defend ourselves.” As police dismantled some of the barricades on the perimeter of the square and tried to push away the protesters, they fought back with rocks, bats and fire bombs. Against the backdrop of a soaring monument to Ukraine’s independence, protesters fed the burning flames with tires, creating walls of fire to prevent police from advancing. A large building the protesters had used as a headquarters caught fire and many struggled to get out. Many of the

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Flames burn an anti-government protester Tuesday during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev, Ukraine. protesters were bleeding. Speaking over loudspeakers, police urged women and children to leave the square because an “anti-terrorist” operation was underway. The protesters appeared to sense that Ukraine’s political standoff was reaching a critical turning point. Waving Ukrainian and opposition party flags, they shouted “Glory to Ukraine!” and sang the Ukrainian national anthem. Shortly before midnight, Klitschko headed to President Viktor Yanukovych’s office to try to resolve the crisis, his spokeswoman said. An hour later, he was still waiting to be received. Earlier in the day, protesters attacked police lines and set fires outside parliament, accusing Yanukovych of once again ignoring their demands and

dragging his feet on a constitutional reform to limit presidential powers. Tensions had soared after Russia said Monday that it was ready to resume providing the loans that Yanukovych’s government needs to keep Ukraine’s ailing economy afloat. This raised fears among the opposition that Yanukovych had made a deal with Moscow to stand firm against the protesters and would choose a Russian-leaning loyalist to be his new prime minister. The protests began in late November after Yanukovych turned away from a long-anticipated deal with the European Union in exchange for a $15 billion bailout from Russia. The political maneuvering continued, however, with both Moscow and the West eager to gain influence over this former Soviet republic. Until Monday, the government and the opposition had appeared to be making some progress toward resolving the political crisis peacefully. In exchange for the release of scores of jailed activists, protesters on Sunday vacated a government building that they had occupied since Dec. 1. Russia also may have wanted to see Kiev remain calm through the Winter Olympics in Sochi, so as not to distract from President Vladimir Putin’s games. But after the outburst of violence against riot police, Yanukovych’s government may have felt it had no choice but to try to restore order. While Kiev and western Ukraine have risen up against Yanukovych, he remains popular in the Russian-speaking eastern and southern regions, where economic and cultural ties with Russia are strong. As darkness fell, law enforcement agencies vowed to bring order to the streets and they shut down subway stations in the center of the capital. In Independence Square, Orthodox priests prayed for peace.

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8WORLD BRIEF Obama struggling to find winning formula in Syria WASHINGTON – With peace talks failing, Syria’s government on the offensive and moderate rebels pushed aside by al-Qaida-linked militants, the Obama administration is struggling for new ideas to halt a savage civil war. Extending beyond Syria, the crisis is also an accelerating national security threat to the United States, officials said. And that, in part, has led to a fresh look at previously shelved ideas, including more robust assistance to Western-backed rebels. Officials also have looked at newer, more far-reaching options, including drone strikes on rebel factions who might aspire to attack the United States – though such strikes are seen as unlikely for now. – Wire report


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Roller derby team Sycamore OKs $2.7 million street plan to host fundraiser By DEBBIE BEHRENDS

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By ANDREA AZZO aazzo@shawmedia.com DeKALB – DeKalb’s roller derby team has hit a few bumps in the road trying to find a local setting to host its bouts. Gretel Pfeifer, a member of the DeKalb Barbed Wire Betties, said the team’s goal is to find a local place to play by September. In the meantine, the Betties have been practicing three times a week at Kishwaukee YMCA and driving to play against other teams, which are as far away as Wisconsin and Indiana. “We’re trying to find space that would hold our track as space, but it’s a little difficult,” Pfeifer said. “There are some wonderful vendors in the area, but they’re not quite sure what our roller skates are going to do to their floor.” That’s why the Betties decided to hold a fundraiser to help purchase a portable floor to use for bouts in the DeKalb area. The “Bowling With the Betties” fundraiser will take place from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Four Seasons Sports and Lost Mine Lounge, 1745 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. Locals will be able to bowl for $15 a person or $25 a couple, eat appetizers, participate in raffles or a crazy sock contest, and listen to music by local bands The Buckshot Hounds and Hijee. Bowling tickets include three games and shoe rental. All proceeds will benefit the floor purchase. The Betties have spoken

If you go n What: Bowling With the Betties fundraiser n When: 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday n Where: Four Seasons Sports and Lost Mine Lounge, 1745 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore n Why: All proceeds will help the team purchase a portable floor to use for bouts in the DeKalb area. with local schools about using school gyms to host their bouts. There has even been talk of hosting bouts at the former DeKalb High School location, said Vanessa Roeder, the Betties’ head of marketing. The team practices at the YMCA from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays and from 8 to 10 a.m. Sundays. The schedule will change in the spring, Pfeifer said. The Betties also are looking for referees and nonskating officials. Anyone interested would be required to attend practices and learn the rules of roller derby, Pfeifer said. The Betties are constantly hearing from fans that they love to watch the team compete, but travel is difficult when the team is going out-ofstate, Roeder said. “We travel pretty far,” Roeder said. “It would be nice if we could [have bouts] close to home and have our family and friends come.” To become a part of the Barbed Wire Betties team or for more information, email barbedwirebetties@yahoo.com or visit barbedwirebetties.com.

SYCAMORE – Sycamore residents should see improvements to at least 16 streets and two alleys this construction season in what Mayor Ken Mundy called an aggressive repair and maintenance program. “This is one of the larger programs since we began a more aggressive approach to streets and alleys,” Mundy said. Although it’s still a tentative list, on Monday aldermen approved spending just less than $2.7 million for maintenance, and an additional $50,000 for preventive mainte-

nance and crack filling. John Sauter, director of building and engineering, said the list will be re-evaluated after the freeze-thaw cycle ends this spring. “I don’t anticipate a lot of changes,” Ken Mundy Sauter said. “There may be some items added to the list.” One of the largest projects on the list – at an estimated cost of $1.1 million – is the reconstruction and widening to three lanes of a section of Bethany Road from east of Peace Road to just east of As-

ter Road. Other streets which will see some work include sections of North Avenue, Kerr Street, Archie Place, Pleasant Street, Garden Court, East High Street, East Elm Street, South Walnut Street, South Locust Street, Turner Place, East Ottawa Street, Russet Lane, Brookhill Lane, Ironwood Drive, Woodgate Drive and Oakland Drive. City Manager Brian Gregory said the list includes a portion of Park Avenue that involves significant storm water and water system improvements. Storm water improvements are planned for this summer, with water main improvements to follow

in spring 2015 and paving in summer 2015. “A couple of the streets on the list – North Avenue being one – are cement, so we want to make sure we can get those bids awarded early,” Mundy said. “Cement work is more weather dependent.” Money will come from street maintenance funds and motor fuel tax funds, with just less than half of the Bethany Road project being funded by a state grant, Gregory said. “We would like to do more, but it will be a good year for street maintenance,” Sauter said. “Everywhere you go, it’s pretty rough riding right now.”

8LOCAL BRIEF Annual county spelling bee set for Saturday MALTA – Nineteen DeKalb County students will compete in the annual spelling bee Saturday sponsored by the Daily Chronicle and the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education. The spelling bee for students in third through eighth grade will begin at 10 a.m. at Kishwaukee College, Theatre B211, 21193 Malta Road, Malta. The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to National Harbor, Md., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. The trip is provided by the Daily Chronicle. The competitors include Alex Barton and Naomi Dutton from Genoa-Kingston School District 424; Kayla McCormick and Nicole Diaz from Indian Creek School District 425; Cecilia

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8OBITUARIES CAROL J. FOGLE

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Born: July 7, 1952, in York, Pa. Died: Feb. 17, 2014, in Sycamore, Ill. SYCAMORE – Carol J. Fogle, 61, of Sycamore died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 7, 1952, in York, Pa., the daughter of Carroll N. and Jean F. Rutledge. She married Eugene C. Fogle on Nov. 2, 1974 in York. Carol worked in the community relations department at Kishwaukee Hospital, was an assistant with Crane and Male Financial Services and was the administrative assistant to the superintendent of the Genoa-Kingston School District for many years. She was a faithful member of the Federated Church of Sycamore, where she served as the clerk and was active in the prayer shawl ministry and other caring ministries. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, crocheting, various crafts and enjoyed reading. She will be dearly missed by her many friends and dear family. Survivors include her husband, Gene; one son, Keith A. (Ashley) Fogle; one daughter, Katelyn S. Fogle (fiance Michael Lancaster); grandchildren, Brooks A. Fogle and Hayes S. Fogle; mother, Jean Rutledge; one sister, Sue (George) Ziegler; one nephew, Christopher (Molly) Ziegler; and two great-nieces, Kelsey and Sydney. She was preceded in death by her father, Carroll Rutledge and uncle and aunt, Earl (Dorothy) Arnold. A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Federated Church, 612 W. State St., in Sycamore, with the Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating. A fellowship visitation will be from 9 to 11 a..m. Saturday at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Kishwaukee Cancer Care Center, the KishHealth System Hospice or the Federated Church Women’s Fellowship in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

BETTY JO (BRADY) FOX WINE Born: July 21, 1941, in Aurora, Ill. Died: Feb. 16, 2014, in Geneva, Ill. ST. CHARLES – Betty Jo (Brady) Fox Wine, 72, of St. Charles, Ill., passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva. Born July 21, 1941, in Aurora, to Myrtle (Duncan) and Austin Brady, she was united in marriage to Arthur “Gene” Wine on July 17, 1988, in Sycamore. Everyone who knows Betty was blessed with her wonderful sense of humor and joy, and her passion and dedication to her family, friends and work. Betty dedicated her life to education, first teaching science in Elgin, then at West Aurora High School and finally at Naperville Central High School. She encouraged her students to think critically and be engaged participants of society. Betty also served as an advocate for fellow teachers and union liaison, fighting for better pay and working conditions for her school district, and was an active member of the American Association of University Women. She devoted her life to raising two children while completing a Master of Science in environmental science at Northern Illinois University, all while holding down a full-time teaching position.

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Betty is survived by her husband, Arthur “Gene”; son, Jefferey Blayne Fox; daughter, Kathleen Anne Fox; and granddaughter, Blayne Elizabeth Fox. She was preceded in death by parents and her sister, Carolyn Brady Norris. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Batavia United Methodist Church, 8 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 60510. The family will receive visitors from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to AAUW (www.aauw.org/contribute/) to support the Girls Tech Trek program (www.aauw.org/what-wedo/stem-education/tech-trek/). For additional information, contact Moss Funeral Home at 630-879-7900 or the church at 630-879-7060. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

CORNELIA L. JOHNSON Born: March 14, 1919, in Marseilles, Ill. Died: Feb. 17, 2014, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Cornelia L. Johnson, 94, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center. Born March 14, 1919, in Marseilles, Ill., the daughter of Ernest and Lucille (Swisshelm) Atchley, Cornelia married Elmer L. Johnson on Feb. 8, 1941, in Marseilles. She and her husband farmed in Maple Park. Upon their retirement, they moved to DeKalb. They loved to dance, travel and spend their winters in Florida and summers in Wisconsin. Cornelia was a member of DeKalb County Farm Bureau and Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park. She is survived by her daughter, Jill (Joel) Winkowski of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Julie Winkowski of Dayton and Jeff (Candice) Winkowski of Stillman Valley; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2009; parents; two sisters and one brother. The visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Private family burial will take place at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Cornelia L. Johnson Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Cortland man gets prison for domestic battery SYCAMORE – A 27-year-old Cortland man was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday for domestic battery as part of a negotiated plea agreement.

Former U.S. congressman arrested in Zimbabwe By GILLIAN GOTORA and RAY FAURE The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe – Just more than a year ago, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds tried to shed past disgrace with a potent campaign slogan: “Redemption.” It didn’t work then and now Reynolds, once a rising star in the Democratic Party whose career collapsed when he was convicted of rape two decades ago, is under arrest again, this time for allegedly possessing pornography and violating immigration laws in Zimbabwe. Reynolds, who had won some prominence in Zimbabwe for helping draw investment to hotel and office projects, was being held in custody and was expected to appear in court soon, immigration official Ario Mabika

Brian Robinson, of the 200 block of McMillan Court, was serving 30 months of probation for aggravated battery of a pregnant person when he was charged with the more recent domestic battery incidents, court records show. He pleaded guilty to the aggraBrian Robinson vated battery in August 2012 and also was ordered to undergo anger management treatment. Robinson pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of domestic battery in exchange for prosecutors dropping all other pending

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said Tuesday. The ex-politician, who lost his seat in Congress almost two decades ago because of the statutory rape conviction, was arrested Monday by police and immigration officials at a Harare hotel, according to the state-controlled newspaper, The Herald. He allegedly brought several Zimbabwean models and other women to his hotel room where he took photographs and videos. As Reynolds was being taken to a government vehicle, he demanded that officials give him his mobile phone and laptop computer, according to The Herald, whose reporter arrived at the hotel as the arrest was taking place. Reynolds reportedly complained that he was not expecting such treatment when he had brought investors to the country.

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Neighbor Candidates came to debate exactly one month from the March 18 primary • DEBATE said Lupton Continued from page A1 stopped taking medication • SHOOTING Continued from page A6 them in an aggressive manner,” Lowery said. “But it’s incomprehensible to understand it, because he was psychologically broken.” Cameron Lupton’s neighbor, Jackie Belmont, told the Daily Chronicle that Cameron Lupton had stopped taking his medications for paranoid schizophrenia a couple of weeks before attacking his family members, but DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller could not confirm that Tuesday. Miller said the autopsy showed Cameron Lupton had no drugs or alcohol in his system and was a healthy young man who died of a single gunshot wound to the neck. Lowery said Cameron Lupton suffered from significant psychological issues, some of which manifested during and after his military service. Cameron Lupton, a 2004 graduate of DeKalb High School, was an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan. Police had encountered Cameron Lupton a few times in the past related to family disturbances and traffic offenses, Lowery said. “There was nothing police were involved in that would have led us to believe it would have led to this,” Lowery said.

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deal of buyers’ remorse out there.” The others said they’d communicate with unions. Dillard’s campaign hoped to pick up momentum from a Friday endorsement by the Illinois Education Association – the state’s largest teacher’s union. “State government has become incredibly unionized,” Dillard said. “The best way to get concessions from unions ... is to meet with them, talk to them – not to demonize them.” Rutherford said there has to be a balance between enough union positions and nonunionized positions, but there isn’t one yet. The debate comes as Illi-

nois’ new pension overhaul that cuts benefits for state workers and retirees is undergoing legal challenges from unions. The candidates came to Tuesday’s debate exactly one month from the March 18 primary. The debate was sponsored by the Citizens Club of Springfield, and many of the questions focused on state government and government employee issues. Only one series of questions delved into issues that have troubled some of the candidates. Rutherford has been dogged by a lawsuit from a former employee in the treasurer’s office claiming Rutherford sexually harassed him and forced him

to do campaign work on state time. Rutherford, of Chenoa, has vehemently denied the charges. He had said an independent investigation on the matter would clear his name, but later refused to release the report, citing the ongoing federal lawsuit. “I would very much like for them [voters] to see it,” he said. “I want to get it out there, believe me.” The treasurer also faces questions about his workplace judgment after it was reported that he shared hotel rooms with his executive assistant, which the treasurer says he did to save money. The issue was never mentioned during the debate.

Rauner was asked about his donation to an elite Chicago school after his daughter gained admission. Rauner, a Winnetka venture capitalist, has said that he gave to many schools and the donation was not connected to the admission. Until now, Rutherford has been the only other candidate to raise enough money to compete with Rauner on the airwaves. Brady, of Bloomington, and Dillard, of Hinsdale, have so far lagged in fundraising and have been unable to buy television advertising. Quinn faces one lesser-known challenger in Democratic primary – Tio Hardiman, an anti-violence campaigner from the Chicago area.

Aires will review existing hydrogen sulfide monitor in school, address maintenance needs • D-428 Continued from page A1 Aires will review the existing hydrogen sulfide monitor in the school and address any maintenance needs; review the carbon monoxide air monitoring systems and make recommendations for long-term monitoring; train the staff on the planned responses when hydro-

gen sulfide or carbon monoxide are indicated; calibrate the monitors monthly; ensure data is recording accurately; review data monthly; provide monthly reports to the district; arrange for temporary hydrogen sulfide monitoring equipment when the current monitor is down; and provide onsite hydrogen sulfide monitoring when a concentration occurs. Bacci’s proposal calls for

more concrete procedures, which board President Tracy Williams said will be key to ensuring the plan is followed. “Protocols for the effective use of this equipment will be documented and complied with from this point forward,” Williams said. The district didn’t search for other firms, which Assistant Superintendent Doug Moeller said was based on the

need for an immediate solution. Moeller advised next year, the district would put out a request for proposal or decide to move forward with Aires. Aires also has a history with Cortland Elementary. Other than its most recent involvement, District 428 engaged Bacci in 2010 after low levels of hydrogen sulfide were detected at the school and the hydrogen sulfide monitor was

installed. Cortland parent Danielle Bryant said she’s happy the district is taking action, but won’t be completely satisfied unless the district follows through with its plan. “The problem is similar things were put in place in 2010 and it wasn’t watched,” Bryant said. “So I just want to make sure someone is watching it now.”

Hughes wants to get a degree in ag economics, become ‘agvocate of safety’ • FFA Continued from page A1 “I don’t live on a farm but I plan to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville

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White fear trumps black life “You can get killed just for living in your American skin.” – Bruce Springsteen On Aug. 7, 1930, two young black men were lynched in Marion, Ind. A photographer named Lawrence Beitler had a studio across the street from the lynching tree. He came out and snapped what became an iconic photo, which he made into a postcard and sold. It shows Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith hanging dead and their executioners, faces clearly visible, milling about as if at a picnic. Although authorities possessed this incriminating photographic evidence, they never arrested anyone for the crime. It was officially attributed to “persons unknown.” This was not a unique thing. To the contrary, it happened thousands of times. And African-Americans carry this knowledge deep, carry it in blood and sinew, the understanding that the justice system has betrayed us often, smashed our hopes often, denied the value of our lives, often. This knowledge lent a certain tension and poignancy to the wait for a verdict in the Jordan Davis trial last week. Davis was the black kid shot dead by a white man, Michael Dunn, at a gas station in Jacksonville, Fla., in November 2012 after an argument over loud music. Dunn’s story was fishy from the beginning. He claimed Davis pointed a weapon at him. No weapon was ever found. Nor was Dunn ever able to satisfactorily explain why he fired off a second round of shots as the SUV in which Davis was riding tried to

VIEWS Leonard Pitts retreat. Or why he left the scene and failed to call police. Or why his fiancee, who was inside the convenience store when the shooting started, said he never mentioned Davis’ phantom “gun” to her. A guilty verdict would seem to have been a foregone conclusion. It wasn’t. Indeed, the verdict was mystifying. Dunn was found guilty on three counts of attempted murder – meaning the three other young men in the SUV with Davis -- but the jury deadlocked on the murder charge. It makes no sense: If Dunn is guilty of the three charges, how can he not be guilty of the fourth? The jury’s inability to hold him accountable for Davis’ death only validates African-Americans’ grimmest misgivings about the “just us” system. Brittney Cooper, an assistant professor at Rutgers University, put it as follows on Twitter: “This is not just about jail time. This is about whether white fear legally means more than black life.” It is an observation pregnant with painful truth, truth that was already old in 1930 when Shipp and Smith were butchered. Dunn decided Davis was – his word – a “thug” and shot him. And we’ve seen this movie so many times before. George

Zimmerman decided Trayvon Martin was a thug and stalked him. New York police decided Amadou Diallo was a thug and shot him. And so on. These decisions are made independent of anything a man actually is – or does. They are made on sight, out of the same impulse that finds African-Americans committing a minority of drug crimes but doing, in some jurisdictions, 90 percent of drug time. They are made, in a word, in fear, the unspoken but clear recognition that black boys and men are our national boogeymen – they threaten by existing – and therefore it is ... understandable if occasionally one gets shot by accident. If Davis had been a white kid in an SUV full of same playing their music too loudly, does anyone really think the confrontation with Dunn would have escalated to the point of gunfire? And if for some reason it had, is anyone so naive as to believe the jury would have failed to convict Dunn of murder? But Dunn, unlike the killers of Shipp and Smith – and Martin and Diallo – is at least going to jail for something, right? Indeed, at 47, he may spend the rest of his life behind bars. And yes, you could call that progress. But you could call it some other things, too.

• Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@miamiherald.com.

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No better place to be a dictator than in N. Korea By JAMES KEATING Slate WASHINGTON – A new U.N. report on human rights violations in North Korea compares conditions in the country to the atrocities of Nazi Germany and details crimes against humanity within the country’s vast labor camps including “systematic extermination, torture, rape, forced abortions and starvation.” The panel recommends the prosecution of the country’s top leaders by the international criminal court, though as long as ally China holds a veto on the security council, this is extremely unlikely. The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland takes note of the likelihood of international inaction in response to the report, along with similarly chilling recent reports out of Syria, and argues that with China and Russia running interference for their autocratic allies and U.S. and European publics extremely weary of military intervention, today is “a good time to be a dictator, a butcher or the torturing head of a brutal regime. The world will let you carry on killing – even when it knows exactly what is happening” http://bit.ly/1fdVkPn. It’s certainly a question worth considering during an Olympic games held in

a country that is both committing grave human rights abuses at home and abetting far worse crimes abroad. This is something of a banner month for dictatorial impunity. I’d argue, however, that North Korea may not be the most useful example here. The Hermit Kingdom is something of an outlier in the modern world as a country that is both brutal to its citizens and for the most part unconcerned with achieving any sort of international respectability. It’s even willing to directly provoke its most important international backer. Most countries, even those with harsh dictatorships, probably don’t look at North Korea’s international isolation and see a model to follow. Even Bashar Assad, while he is more than willing to drop barrels full of nails and rebar on his own people to maintain his grip on power, would – in the world of his choosing – probably much rather be munching canapés at Davos talking about his country’s economic growth along with his region’s more respectable autocrats. A better example of a comfortable autocrat might be Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986. Uganda certainly isn’t even remotely close to North Korea when it comes to human rights, but as Sam Sturgis of

McClatchy writes this week, the U.S. is extremely unlikely to put any pressure on the country’s government over harsh new laws targeting gays and lesbians and the unwelcome presence of its troops in South Sudan – not to mention its crackdowns on freedom of expression and flawed elections – thanks to the longstanding security partnership between the two countries: http:// bit.ly/1fecOuI. “Beginning in the 1990s, the United States has built the capacity of Museveni’s Uganda People’s Defence Force so it could be counted on to help stabilize difficult situations throughout Central and East Africa,” Sturgis writes. Past collaborations have included operations against alShabab in Somalia and the hunt for Joseph Kony. Again, the conditions on the ground aren’t in any way equivalent, but the Musevenis of the world – increasingly autocratic but strategically useful to global superpowers -– may be better examples of how to be a dictator in today’s world than the Kim Jong Uns.

• James Keating is a staff writer at Slate focusing on international news, social science and related topics. He was previously an editor at Foreign Policy magazine.

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Journalists and politicans alike are occasionally accused of playing emotions to manipulate a certain reaction, and in some cases the criticism is warranted. We’re hoping State Sen. Bill Cunningham’s proposed legislation to exempt 911 calls from Illinois Freedom Information Act is just a misguided notion instead of outright manipulation, but Cunningham, D-Chicago, is wrong either way. The legislation is a reaction to the release of 911 tapes from the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, which Cunningham found to be a violation of “personal privacy.” The broadcasting of the 911 calls, and many other 911 calls, was certainly a grave ethical issue for journalists. Many news outlets wrestled with the difficult matter coming to different conclusions. NBC, for example, decided not to air any of the recordings. CNN aired portions but also covered the ethical dilemma. There can be, and are, journalistic reasons why the public should hear 911 recordings in many instances. Obviously, they are used in court proceedings for a reason. They have evidentiary value, and Cunningham’s legislation would allow the release of such records if they are used in court. But this legislation and other proposals like it that seek to shield records from the public are less about journalism than they are about the government’s right to hide information from them. If media outlets choose to exploit sensitive information without editorially sound reasons, then the public can judge them for that and they should expect a backlash. But that’s the viewer’s decision, not the government’s. You might not like a particular news outlet or journalist, but there are thousands of them – most of whom try to operate under a code of principles. But ask yourself whether you trust all Illinois government agencies more than any journalist or member of the public before considering whether exempting 911 calls from the Freedom of Information Act or any entire category of information is a good idea.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

IRA plan would bolster retirement savings Have you saved enough for your retirement? Have you saved at all? For Americans in great numbers, especially low-income workers, the answer to both questions is a resounding no. Far too many workers, the numbers show, are locked out of the heart of America’s retirement system: employment-based savings plans. In 2013, 64 percent of private-sector workers had access to an employer-based retirement plan, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s not bad. But it’s a much darker picture when you dig deeper. Among small employers, only 49 percent of workers were offered access and just 37 percent of part-time workers could enroll. For the lowest 10 percent of earners, just 28 percent could tap into a retirement plan through their private sector jobs. This comes as the national savings rate is on the decline and Social Security benefits are replacing a smaller percentage of pre-retirement income. One simple yet profoundly powerful solution is before the Illinois Legislature, and we urge legislators to support it. The bill holds tremendous promise for bolstering retirement savings, particularly for low-wage workers. It would give all Illinois workers access to an automatic Individual Retirement Account through their employer if a 401(k) isn’t offered, an idea that’s been championed by conservatives and liberals. It was first proposed by the conservative Heritage Foundation, along with the centrist Brookings Institution. President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain supported the concept during their presidential campaigns, and Obama continues to support it. Unless an employee opted out, 3 percent of each paycheck would be automatically deducted. Employers would be responsible only for setting up the payroll deduction and, to avoid running afoul of the federal tax code, could not contribute to the IRA. New businesses and those with fewer than 10 employees would be exempt, and strong provisions would be included to discourage businesses from dumping 401(k) plans in favor of the IRA. The funds would be managed by an investment firm and overseen by a state-appointed board. The expectation is that costs to employers would be minimal and the fund would be self-sustaining, meaning no taxpayer expense. Illinois Sen. Daniel Biss, who is spearheading this effort along with Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, considers the bill the most impactful, and least objectionable, of all attempts in Springfield to deal with income inequality, including raising the minimum wage and mandating paid sick days. The Chicago Sun-Times

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TOMORROW

Partly to mostly Breezy and mild; sunny and mild periods of rain High pressure will build in to our south today. This will result in a westerly wind keeping temperatures at or slightly warmer than normal for this time of year. Some freezing rain is possible overnight. Time to break out the umbrellas Thursday as a storm system will spread periods of rain. Rainfall amounts between 0.50-0.75 of an inch could lead to looding.

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Jose Abreu has been impressive since showing up to White Sox camp 2½ weeks ahead of schedule. PAGE B2

SECTION B Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

AP photo

Incognito apologizes to Martin, Ross and Wells Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito (above left) offered apologies to teammate Jonathan Martin (above right), team owner Stephen Ross and investigator Ted Wells on Tuesday in the wake of the NFL-ordered report detailing a racially charged bullying scandal. The report stated there was a “pattern of harassment” committed by Incognito and teammates John Jerry and Mike Pouncey that extended to two Dolphins linemen and an assistant trainer, all targets of vicious taunts and racist insults. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH

Auto racing NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for NextEra Energy Resources 250, at Daytona Beach, Fla., 1:30 p.m., FS1 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla., 3 p.m., FS1; 5:30 p.m., FS1 Golf PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, first round matches, at Marana, Ariz., 11 a.m., TGC Men’s college basketball Northwestern at Ohio State, 6 p.m., BTN Boston College at Syracuse, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Cincinnati at Central Florida, 6 p.m., ESPNU Saint Louis at George Mason, 6 p.m., NBCSN Creighton at Marquette, 7 p.m., FS1 Illinois at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTN Arizona at Utah, 9 p.m., FS1 New Mexico at UNLV, 10 p.m., ESPN2 Arizona State at Colorado, 10 p.m., ESPNU Pro basketball Bulls at Toronto, 6 p.m., CSN Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m., ESPN Houston at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m., ESPN Women’s college basketball Texas at Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m., FSN Winter Olympics Men’s hockey: quarterfinal, Finland vs. Russia (LIVE), 6:30 a.m., NBCSN Women’s curling: semifinal, 8 a.m., MSNBC Ladies figure skating: short program part 1 (LIVE), 9 a.m., NBCSN Ladies figure skating: short program part 2 (LIVE), 10:45 a.m., NBCSN Men’s hockey: quarterfinal, Canada vs. Latvia (LIVE), 11 a.m., MSNBC Men’s hockey: quarterfinal, United States vs. Czech Republic (LIVE), 11 a.m., USA Men’s curling: semifinal, 1:30 p.m., MSNBC Women’s speedskating: 5,000 gold medal final; men’s and women’s cross-country: team sprint gold medal, 2 p.m., NBC Game of the day: hockey, 4 p.m., NBCSN Men’s curling: semifinal, 4 p.m., CNBC Ladies figure skating: short program; men’s alpine skiing: giant slalom gold medal final; women’s bobsled: gold medal final runs; men’s snowboarding: parallel giant slalom gold medal final, 7 p.m., NBC Biathlon: mixed relay gold medal final, midnight NBC Men’s nordic combined: team K-125 large hill gold medal final (LIVE); women’s curling: bronze medal game (LIVE), 2 a.m., NBCSN

Photo illustration by Caleb West – cwest@shawmedia.com

Draft analysts high on Ward, split on Lynch as NFL QB By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com

Jimmie Ward

Mel Kiper Jr. and Mike Mayock think highly of Jimmie Ward. Neither will be making selections for any teams in May’s NFL Draft, but both respected NFL draft analysts held conference calls with media members this month and thought the former Northern Illinois safety has a good shot to go in the second round. Both Ward and former NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 22 through 25. Ward sat out only one game in four years at NIU and led the Huskies with 95 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior. He was named second-team All-MAC and earned Associated Press third-team All-American honors as well. “Jimmie Ward has done a great job. A, in his career, and B, at the Se-

CLASS 4A ROCKFORD JEFFERSON GIRLS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL: BELVIDERE NORTH 54, DEKALB 43

nior Bowl [in January],” said Mayock, who has been with the NFL Network since 2005. “I think the only negative on him is [NFL] teams worry about his durability, but the kid never misses a game anyway. I think he’s a great football player and I think he’s going in the second round.” Kiper, who has served as a draft analyst for ESPN since 1984, said Ward is the third-best safety in the draft behind Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton Dix and Louisville’s Calvin Pryor. “Jimmie Ward is an outstanding player,” Kiper said. “He’s not the big safety [NIU listed him at 5-11, 192 pounds this past season] but I think he fits today’s NFL which is coverage ability, and the fact he’s around the action so much and makes so many impact plays.

Jordan Lynch

See NFL, page B2

CLASS 1A HARVEST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY GIRLS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL: HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK 65, MORGAN PARK 42

Barbs upset once again Second-half run carries in regional semifinals H-BR past Morgan Park DeKalb ends season at 21-8 By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com ROCKFORD – For the second consecutive season, there was heartbreak for the DeKalb girls basketball game in its first regional game. Hoping to earn a rematch with Huntley, the team that knocked the Barbs out of last year’s postseason, second-seeded DeKalb suffered a surprising 54-43 loss to No. 3 seed Belvi- Brittney dere North in the Class Patrick 4A Rockford Jefferson Regional semifinals. DeKalb struggled with turnovers early in the first quarter as the Blue Thunder (1415) took a 7-2 lead. Belvidere North led 10-6 at Madelyne the end of the first, but Johnson the Barbs started the second quarter on a 9-0 run to take a 15-10 lead. The Blue Thunder rebounded, ending the half on a 15-2 run, capped off by Keri Dodson’s layup in the final minute. Dodson was a thorn in the Barbs’ side at the start of the third, hitting two free throws to put the Blue Thunder up 10 points.

Class 4A Rockford Jefferson Regional Tuesday’s semifinal results Huntley 56, Rockford East 31 Belvidere North 54, DeKalb 43 Thursday’s championship game Huntley vs. Belvidere North, 7 p.m. Belvidere North led by 11 at the end of the third, and got out to a 13-point lead at the six-minute mark in the fourth, and the Barbs just never put together a consistent run. Sophomore point guard Brittney Patrick led DeKalb with 20 points. Freshman wing Ashlei Lopez added nine and junior forward Madelyne Johnson finished with seven. The Barbs weren’t helped out by 16 turnovers. The officials also called a tight game, and the Blue Thunder seemed to get the better end of it. DeKalb had 27 team fouls and lost its two best players, as Patrick and Johnson fouled out late in the fourth. Belvidere North was whistled for just 13 team fouls. Last season, DeKalb came into the postseason with just four losses and had hoped to make a long postseason run. Huntley, which beat Rockford East, 56-31, in the other semifinal, dashed those hopes in the Class 4A Belvidere North Regional semifinals. The Red Raiders finished fourth in Class 4A in 2013. Unfortunately for the Barbs, they won’t get another shot at the Red Raiders, as DeKalb ended the season at 21-8.

Royals go on 23-0 run in third to take lead, win By ROSS JACOBSON

Class 1A Harvest Christian Academy Sectional

Tuesday’s semifinal results Luther North 44, Christian Liberty Academy 43 Hinckley-Big Rock 65, Morgan Park 42 Thursday’s championship game Luther North vs. Hinckley-Big Rock, 7 p.m.

rjacobson@shawmedia.com ELGIN – It took a little more than two quarters before Hinckley-Big Rock’s girls basketball team found its rhythm. Once the Royals did, a pristine five-minute stretch put their IHSA Class 1A Harvest Christian Sectional semifinal matchup against Morgan Park Academy seemingly out of reach. Lauren Paver A 23-0 run midway through the third quarter turned a one-point deficit into an insurmountable lead as the Royals (17-13) defeated Morgan Park, 65-42, to advance to their second consecutive sectional championship. “I think we just got rolling pretty well. We got the pressure extended and it caused some problems,” H-BR coach Greg Burks said. “Sometimes when that happens and you convert some easy transition buckets it just kind of snowballs. That’s kind of what happened here tonight.” The Royals will face Luther North at 7 p.m. Thursday. H-BR will look to win its first sectional championship since 2011 after

losing to Annawan, 64-44, in the sectional final last season. H-BR’s pressing defense forced turnover after turnover against a Morgan Park team that had trouble holding onto the ball. Jacqueline Madden set the tone with six steals in the first quarter alone, finishing with 11 on the night. H-BR and Morgan Park went back and forth throughout much of the first half. The Royals got a number of easy buckets off steals and turnovers, but Morgan Park used its size inside to grab numerous offensive rebounds for putback buckets. A jumper from Madden in the second quarter sparked a quick 6-0 run that saw Lauren Paver get inside for back-to-back layups, but Morgan Park closed the deficit to only four, 26-22, at the half. After Morgan Park took its first lead of the game midway through the third quarter, a timeout from H-BR coach Greg Burks sparked the aforementioned 23-0 run. Paver, who gave Morgan Park consistent trouble by attacking the basket, scored 23 of her game-high 38 points in the third quarter.


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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock at Chicagoland Jewish, TBA Girls Basketball Genoa-Kingston/Harvard winner vs. Rockford Lutheran in Class 3A Freeport Regional semifinals, 6 p.m. Sycamore vs. Rochelle-Sandwich winner 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 Woman believed to perform football first ALLEN, Texas – Jennifer Welter certainly felt it when she became what is believed to be the first woman who wasn’t a kicker or holder to play in a men’s pro football game. The 5-foot-2, 130-pound resident of North Texas was thrown for a 1-yard loss on her first carry as a running back for the Texas Revolution in a preseason game Saturday in the 8-on-8 Indoor Football League. Welter was chirping at 6-4, 245-pound defensive end Cedric Hearvey and his North Texas Crunch teammates after trying to score from the 2-yard line. “I said, ‘Is that all you got?’ ” Welter told The Dallas Morning News, describing the third-quarter sequence. “They were getting all alive, and I had to say something. I didn’t want them to think I was intimidated.” Hearvey tackled the 36-yearold Welter again on her third and final carry in the fourth quarter before turning to the Revolution sideline and asking coaches to take her out “because this doesn’t feel right.” “Honestly, it was very weird,” Hearvey, who played high school football in the Dallas area, said after the game. “Part of me wanted to let her score, but part of me had a job. So I was like, ‘Can y’all please take her out?’ ” Welter made it clear she didn’t want anybody taking it easy on her. “Honestly, I really have a lot of respect for that lady over there,” Hearvey said.

Falling metal forces Indiana to postpone game BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana postponed Tuesday night’s game against No. 15 Iowa after an 8-foot piece of metal fell from the ceiling and into the seats at Assembly Hall. Athletic director Fred Glass said the school made the decision to call off the game after the piece, roughly 8 feet long and 14 inches wide, fell into the lower bowl of the arena and damaged seats in the northwest corner. The accident occurred about six hours before the scheduled tip time of 9 p.m. No makeup date was announced.

Malzahn wants slowdown rule tabled until next year AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn coach Gus Malzahn wants to slow down consideration of a rule taking aim at uptempo offenses. Malzahn said Tuesday that he has spoken “numerous times” over the previous five days with the chairman of the committee that passed a proposal designed to rein in offenses like the Tigers’ hurry-up, no-huddle attack. He has asked Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, the football rules committee chair, to push consideration of the rule until next year. The playing rules oversight panel, which meets March 6, must approve the proposal. The rule, if it’s passed, would give defenses time to substitute by penalizing offenses for snapping the ball before the 40-second play clock has ticked down to 29. – Wire reports

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CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT

NBA

Big Northern won’t admit Woodstock, Woodstock N. By JEFF ARNOLD jarnold@shawmedia.com

and JOE STEVENSON joestevenson@shawmedia.com Genoa-Kingston will remain in the Big Northern Conference. After initially committing to join a new conference, set to be called the Kishwaukee River Conference, along with other current members of the BNC East, the issue was discussed Nov. 26 before the Genoa-Kingston School Board. Burlington Central athletic director Steve Diversey told his school board in December that G-K and Harvard had changed their minds and would remain in the BNC. That led Woodstock and Woodstock North, leaders in the creation of the KRC, to recently seek admission to the Big Northern Conference, only to be told the league was not interested in adding to its 16-school membership. The Woodstock schools approached BNC officials

this month about joining the league, Woodstock North athletic director Nic Kearfott confirmed Tuesday. Both schools, however, were informed the league was not interested in adding new schools, BNC President Drew Popejoy said Tuesday. Popejoy, the principal at Rockford Christian, said the reasoning behind the league’s Board of Control’s decision was not about denying the two Woodstock schools admission. Instead, he said the decision had more to do with the BNC not wishing to expand beyond 16 schools. Johnsburg, a member of the Fox Valley Conference, and Dixon, which plays in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference, will join the BNC this fall. Johnsburg, one of the eight schools included in Burlington Central athletic director Steve Diversey’s report, will play in the BNC’s East Division, while Dixon will play in the West Division.

Woodstock athletic director Glen Wilson said Tuesday the school’s decision to explore membership in the BNC was not directly tied to whether the KRC would actually be formed. Kearfott concurred. “I don’t know [where we stand] – I think it’s kind of up in the air,” Kearfott said. Kearfott said Woodstock High School Principal Corey Tafoya was “taking the lead” on forming a new conference. Tafoya did not immediately respond to phone messages left Tuesday by Shaw Media. “We can still look at all the options that would benefit our high schools with enrollments of about 900 [students],” Wilson said. “That has not changed.” According to published minutes from the Burlington Central board meeting on the district’s website, Diversey told board members that six schools would be needed to form the new league. He suggested that principals may not explore the subject again be-

fore June. Popejoy said “surprised” wasn’t the right word to characterize his reaction to the two Woodstock school’s request to join the BNC. “It would make sense in today’s high school sports landscape that schools would want to play other schools based on size and geography,” Popejoy said. Schools must give their current athletic conference two years’ notice that they intend to leave their respective conference. He said no current BNC schools have given notice, but that schools have until Aug. 1 to make such an announcement. Asked if he thought current BNC schools could possibly decide to leave for the KRC if it is formed, Popejoy said he preferred not to speak for the conference as a whole on that subject. However, he said that people have “hunches” that such an exodus could take place.

BULLS

Little trade talk for Bulls By JOE COWLEY jcowley@suntimes.com

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The White Sox’s Jose Abreu looks on during the opening ceremony of the SoxFest fan convention on Jan. 24 in Chicago.

WHITE SOX

Abreu already impresses By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN dvanschouwen@suntimes.com GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jose Abreu is doing everything right. He has shown up early for work and is taking a professional, serious approach to it. He handles interviews, with the assist from an interpreter (at least for now while he’s making a daily attempt to learn English) with ease and grace. Abreu seems genuinely grateful for the opportunity to play in the United States after starring in Cuba – for which the White Sox will pay the first baseman $68 million over six seasons – and judging by the way he’s working after coming to camp 2½ weeks early, he is fixed on making the investment worth the Sox’s while. “He was hitting for like four hours in the cage yesterday, so I can’t imagine what he’s going to do when he’s feeling good,’’ Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham said. Hitting coach Todd Stever-

son, manager Robin Ventura and general manager Rick Hahn have applauded Abreu’s approach around the batting cage. The 6-foot-2, 258-pound slugger works on stuff, hitting to all fields, although he launched one batting practice serve from Ventura on Tuesday that landed who knows where. “That’s stuff you like to see, the way he works and goes about it,’’ Ventura said. “He knows how to practice. You’re watching him practice, and he’s not worried about trying to hit every ball over the fence. He’s moving it around the field and hitting it on the barrel. Even fielding stuff, you’re watching him do things for a reason. He has a way to go about it that’s very professional.’’ Abreu, who likely will get his first taste of major league pitching – albeit not quite the real thing – when the Sox play their first Cactus League game Feb. 28, seems motivated by what he will get paid and the reputation that precedes him. “Expectations for me are

clear, but I have to prepare,’’ Abreu said. “That’s all I control for now, preparation.’’ Including postseason games over four seasons, Abreu batted .392 and piled up 133 home runs, 337 RBIs and 278 walks in 346 games over the past four seasons. While he projects as a 3, 4 or 5 hitter in the lineup, Ventura is wisely laying off penciling him in anywhere in February. Nor is he prepared to say 500 at-bats are his no matter what. “It depends. If he’s doing well enough he can have them,’’ Ventura said. “You don’t want to put that out there that that’s expected. Paulie [Konerko] is going to mix in in games [at first base]. There’s Dunner [Adam Dunn]. It’s not required that he has to have that. We’ll kind of readjust and see how it goes during the season. If he does, that’s great. I just want to let him play. There are expectations no matter what because of the money you have and him coming over from Cuba. I just want him to be comfortable and play.’’

It’s always about film with Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. Game film on most days, hit films during the All-Star Break. “I’m at the movie theater – that’s where you can find me,” Thibodeau said Tuesday when asked about his four-day break. “ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ very good. ‘Lone Survivor,’ very good. So, I don’t know what to do with all my time. Got a chance to look at some things we did in the first half, get ready for the second, did some relaxation, good break.” Little ever changes for Thibodeau, and with the trade deadline approaching Thursday, little seemingly has changed for the Bulls on the trade front. General manager Gar Forman and vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said last week they didn’t expect much movement for the Bulls, and that was reiterated through Thibodeau with the Bulls back from the break. “Yeah, this time of the year there’s a lot of conversations,” Thibodeau said. “Usually not a lot gets down, but they’ll be talking to everybody. That’s normal this time of the year.” And helpful. Think of it as gathering intelligence for what could be the most important summer since the Paxson/Forman duo came together. “Yeah, there’s constant dialogue that they have with teams throughout the course of a season, and that’s what they have to do just to stay current,” Thibodeau said. “So they stay abreast, and if something makes sense, they’ll consider it, they’ll bring it to me, they’ll get my opinion, and that’s all I can ask for.” Thibodeau also has been asking for extra bodies lately. They came Tuesday, with forward Carlos Boozer (left calf) healthy and well rested over the weekend and the Bulls signing 6-foot-9 forward Jarvis Varnado to a 10-day contract.

Kiper: Lynch either a running back, receiving entity or safety • NFL Continued from page B1 “I think he could go second or third round,” Kiper said. “I think he’s going to be a fast-riser, I liked him in terms of the safety position.” Ward and the rest of the college safety prospects will work out Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Lynch and the other quarterbacks will work out Sunday. Lynch lit up the record

books during his last two years in DeKalb, finishing third in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 2013. He had a rough outing at the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Jan. 18, completing just 2 of 7 passes for three yards and threw two interceptions. Mayock believes the Chicago native can be a quarterback in the NFL. “As far as Jordan Lynch is concerned, he’s another kid I root for. I think he had so

much pressure on him at the East-West game, trying to show people he could throw the ball, all that kind of stuff,” Mayock said. “I think that kid’s a winner, I think he’s a tough kid. I think he should be given an opportunity to show he can play quarterback in the NFL, and if he can’t, I like his attitude. “His attitude is ‘Hey, give me a shot at quarterback, and if I prove I can’t do it, then I’ll run down on kickoffs or I’ll play safety, or I’ll play tailback, whatever. And I really like

that.” Kiper feels Lynch, who proved he has plenty of athletic ability by rushing for 4,343 yards during his collegiate career, will end up at another spot on the field, but may not be drafted initially. “Jordan Lynch is either going to have to be a running back, be a receiving entity, [or a] safety,” Kiper said. “Not a quarterback at the pro level and more of a guy [who is a] sixth-seventh round [pick] or priority free agent.”

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 41 12 .774 — Bulls 27 25 .519 13½ Detroit 22 31 .415 19 Cleveland 21 33 .389 20½ Milwaukee 10 43 .189 31 Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 29 24 .547 — Brooklyn 24 27 .471 4 New York 20 32 .385 8½ Boston 19 35 .352 10½ Philadelphia 15 40 .273 15 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 37 14 .725 — Atlanta 25 27 .481 12½ Washington 25 28 .472 13 Charlotte 24 30 .444 14½ Orlando 16 39 .291 23

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 38 15 .717 — Houston 36 17 .679 2 Dallas 32 22 .593 6½ Memphis 29 23 .558 8½ New Orleans 23 29 .442 14½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 43 12 .782 — Portland 36 17 .679 6 Minnesota 25 28 .472 17 Denver 24 27 .471 17 Utah 19 33 .365 22½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 37 18 .673 — Phoenix 30 21 .588 5 Golden State 31 22 .585 5 L.A. Lakers 18 35 .340 18 Sacramento 18 35 .340 18 Today’s Games Indiana 108, Atlanta 98 Cleveland 114, Philadelphia 85 Toronto 103, Washington 93 Charlotte 108, Detroit 96 Milwaukee 104, Orlando 100 New York at Memphis (n) Miami at Dallas (n) Phoenix at Denver (n) San Antonio at L.A. Clippers (n) Today’s Games Bulls at Toronto, 6 p.m. Orlando at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Detroit at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m. New York at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 9 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Schedule No games scheduled

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

GF 196 207 174 145 164 168 146

GA 135 163 153 147 164 175 180

GF 196 175 139 163 146 137 153

GA 147 142 128 169 160 179 199

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

MEN’S BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 Tuesday’s Results No. 5 Duke at Georgia Tech (n) No. 6 San Diego St. vs. Utah St. (n) No. 8 Kansas at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. No. 9 Villanova 82, Providence 79 (2OT) No. 11 Louisville 80, South Florida 54 No. 14 Virginia at Virginia Tech (n) No. 15 Iowa at Indiana (n) No. 17 Iowa St. 85, No. 19 Texas 76 No. 18 Kentucky 84, Mississippi 70 Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Syracuse vs. Boston College, 6 p.m. No. 2 Florida vs. Auburn, 6 p.m. No. 3 Wichita St. at Loyola of Chicago, 7 p.m. No. 4 Arizona at Utah, 9 p.m. No. 7 Cincinnati at UCF, 6 p.m. No. 10 Saint Louis at George Mason, 6 p.m. No. 11 Creighton at Marquette, 7 p.m. No. 23 UCLA at California, 9:30 p.m. No. 24 Ohio St. vs. Northwestern, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 5 Duke at North Carolina, 8 p.m. No. 13 Michigan St. at Purdue, 6 p.m. No. 21 UConn at Temple, 8 p.m. No. 22 Memphis at Rutgers, 6 p.m. No. 25 Gonzaga at BYU, 8 p.m. Friday’s Schedule No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 1 Syracuse at No. 5 Duke, 5 p.m. No. 2 Florida at Mississippi, 11 a.m. No. 3 Wichita St. vs. Drake, 7 p.m. No. 4 Arizona at Colorado, 8 p.m. No. 6 San Diego St. at New Mexico, 9:05 p.m. No. 7 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Louisville, 11 a.m. No. 8 Kansas vs. No. 19 Texas, 6:30 p.m. No. 9 Villanova vs. St. John’s at Wells Fargo Center, 12:30 p.m. No. 10 Saint Louis vs. George Washington, 7 p.m. No. 14 Virginia vs. Notre Dame, 1 p.m. No. 15 Iowa vs. No. 16 Wisconsin, 11 a.m. No. 17 Iowa St. at TCU, 3 p.m. No. 18 Kentucky vs. LSU, 3 p.m. No. 22 Memphis vs. Temple, 8:30 p.m. No. 23 UCLA at Stanford, 5 p.m. No. 24 Ohio St. vs. Minnesota, 5 p.m. No. 25 Gonzaga at San Diego, 11 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 11 Creighton vs. Seton Hall, 4:02 p.m. No. 13 Michigan St. at No. 20 Michigan, 11 a.m. No. 22 UConn vs. SMU, 1 p.m.


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OLYMPICS

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Page B3

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USA goaltender Jonathan Quick comes out of the crease to defend the goal in the third period of Saturday’s game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

HOCKEY

U.S., Canada to start goaltenders Quick, Price By LARRY LAGE The Associated Press SOCHI, Russia – The U.S. and Canada have chosen to sit the goaltenders that played in the 2010 gold-medal game at the Vancouver Olympics. The Americans plan to start Jonathan Quick – not Ryan Miller – today in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Games. He is thankful that his teammates have played well in front of him. “Guys are playing great in our own end and competing in front of the net when there are rebounds,” Quick said. The U.S. will play the Czech Republic. The Canadians are going with Carey Price – not Roberto Luongo – when they’re among the final eight teams in the 12-team tournament. “I’m excited,” Price said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity.” The defending Olympic

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Canada goalie Carey Price makes a save against Finland during the second period Sunday’s game in Sochi, Russia. champions will face Latvia. Quick started two games in the preliminary round, including the 3-2 shootout win over the host Russians. Price

was also in net for two of Canada’s first three games. Luongo helped Canada beat Miller and the U.S. at the Vancouver Games in overtime.

Canada not worried about Crosby By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press SOCHI, Russia – When Sidney Crosby went through the entire preliminary round of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament without scoring a goal, it set off waves of concern back home. Canadians should know better than anybody that Crosby is more into big Olympic finishes. “I think you always want more,” Crosby said when asked if he was doing enough for Canada. “If you asked me that question a month ago, I’d have said, ‘I’d like to create more.’ It’s the same way now. You always want to generate offense, create chances, and obviously put the puck in the net.” During its two days off before today’s quarterfinal game, the Canadian team reacted with a collective shrug when asked about Crosby’s no-goal performance so far in Sochi. The NHL’s top scorer has two assists while playing with a rotating cast of wings, and coach Mike Babcock appears ready to shake it up again Tuesday, perhaps reuniting Crosby with his much-criticized Pittsburgh teammate, Chris Kunitz. That’s normal tinkering in a short tournament, Babcock said. The coach isn’t concerned about his star center, and he laughs at anybody who thinks Crosby won’t score when the games really count. “The first line has generated a ton of scoring chances, point-blankers,” Babcock said. “They haven’t gone in. Do we worry that much about that, or do we just know good players score in the end? Lots of times in the Stanley Cup playoffs, your team goes a ways and your best players

OLYMPICS ROUNDUP

At Sochi, Russia Through Tuesday (67 of 98 events) Nation G S B Netherlands 6 6 8 United States 6 4 10 Russia 5 8 6 Norway 7 4 7 Canada 4 9 4 Germany 8 3 4 France 3 1 5 Austria 2 6 1 Sweden 2 5 2 Switzerland 5 2 1 Belarus 5 0 1 China 3 2 1 Slovenia 2 1 3 Czech Rep. 1 3 2 Japan 1 3 2 Italy 0 2 4 Poland 4 0 0 South Korea 2 1 1 Australia 0 2 1 Latvia 0 1 2 Britain 1 0 1 Finland 0 2 0 Slovakia 1 0 0 Croatia 0 1 0 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 Ukraine 0 0 1

Tot 20 20 19 18 17 15 9 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1

Olympians tiptoe around sponsorship ban SOCHI, Russia – Want to see the glasses and goggles that aerials skier Lydia Lassila and snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis wore at the Sochi Olympics? If you go to the website of the company that manufactures their eyewear, you might be in for a shock. On the Australian section of Bolle.com, photos of Lassila, Jacobellis and other competitors at the Sochi Games have been digitally blurred to obscure their faces. This isn’t a throwback to the days when Soviet propaganda chiefs airbrushed people out of photos. It’s an extreme application of regulations meant to make sure that companies such as Bolle, which do not sponsor the Olympics, don’t get to advertise off the back of them. So the Olympics are a Pepsi-free zone, because Coca-Cola is an Olympic sponsor. In Sochi’s Olympic Park, only Visa cards work for payments or in ATMs, again because Visa is a sponsor. At one Sochi venue, an Olympic worker even slapped a white sticker over the Dell logo on a journalist’s laptop, because the computer manufacturer isn’t an Olympic sponsor. – The Associated Press

Olympic day of politics, power on the slopes By FRED LIEF The Associated Press SOCHI, Russia – The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier. On a day when the mountain courses seemed better suited for the crawl or butterfly but posed no obstacle to Tina Maze, the Sochi Olympics took a more overt political turn. Two members of the punk group Pussy Riot – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina – were among nine people detained Tuesday while walking in downtown Sochi. All were later released and no charges were filed. The two group members burst from the police station wearing trademark ski masks – one pink, one blue. Police said they were questioned about a theft at the hotel where they were staying. Pussy Riot has become an international flashpoint for those who contend Vladimir Putin’s government has exceeded its authority in dealing with an array of issues, notably human and gay rights. “We are constantly surrounded by people ... who are shadowing us, following our every move and looking for any excuse to detain us,” Tolokonnikova said after her release. At the Olympic Park, the Russian hockey team looked plenty vulnerable in its opening hockey game in the elimination round, defeating Norway 4-0 in a game that – despite the scoreline – was anything but a rout. No questions, however, about the Dutch speedskaters. Jorrit Bergsma won the men’s 10,000 meters to lead another sweep of the medals for the Netherlands. Seven gold medals were on offer on Day 12 and among the winners were Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway in biathlon, Pierre Vaultier of France in snowboardcross, South Korea in short track relay and Joergen Graabak of Norway in Nordic combined. Skiing: Neither rain nor snow could keep Maze from her appointed rounds. The Slovenian skier captured her second gold medal of these games by winning the giant slalom. Maze was in full command, leading all the way and finishing 0.07 seconds ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria. Defending champion Viktoria

Rebensburg of Germany was the bronze medalist and teen sensation Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. was fifth in her Olympic debut. Last week, Maze tied for the gold medal in the downhill in glorious sunshine. On Tuesday, the sun seemed lost in the hills. Maze marked the moment in the spirit of Michael Phelps, simulating a breaststroke in the icy slop. “We are all wet, so I said, ‘Why not?’ ” Maze said. Hockey: Russia is playing under immense pressure in Sochi. It did not look strong in the preliminary round, and that was the case against Norway, which hasn’t won an Olympic hockey game since its home Lillehammer Games in 1994. The game was scoreless after one period and 2-0 after two. Russia got two goals from Alexander Radulov and advanced to the quarterfinals against Finland. Latvia, the Czech Republic and Slovenia also advanced to the quarterfinals. Speedskating: The podium has become a second home for the Dutch, with the walls painted orange. Bergsma set an Olympic record with his time of 12 minutes, 44.45 seconds. He was followed by Sven Kramer and Bob de Jong, sending the Dutch to their fourth podium sweep at this venue and giving them a total of 19 speedskating medals. Kramer had to settle for silver after botching certain victory in this race in Vancouver four years ago with a baffling mistake in a lane change. Biathlon: Svendsen edged Martin Fourcade of France to win gold in the men’s 15-kilometer mass start biathlon. They both finished in 42 minutes, 29.1 seconds, with Svendsen’s ski crossing the line a fraction ahead. This was Svendsen’s fourth career Olympic medal but first in Sochi. Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic won bronze for his second medal of the games. Snowboard: Vaultier held off Nikolay Olyunin of Russia to win the gold medal in men’s snowboardcross on a choppedup course slowed by drizzle. Alex Deibold of the U.S., a wax technician for the Americans in Vancouver four years ago, took the bronze. Italy’s Omar Visintin was removed by a stretcher after crashing in the semifinals. The event was pushed back a day because of heavy fog.

NIU 2014 MEN’S BASKETBALL NIU CONVOCATION CENTER

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Canada forward Sidney Crosby has yet to score a goal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. have no points in the first round. Someone else picks them up. But by the time it’s all over, they’re leading the thing in scoring. It’s not about that. It’s about finding a way to be the best team.” Canada won all three of its preliminary-round games, going to overtime against Finland. The defending Olympic champions finished with the No. 3 seed in the quarterfinals. Even if Crosby never scores another Olympic goal – an incredibly unlikely scenario – he’ll always be beloved in Canada for his gold medal-winning overtime score four years ago. Back at his second Olympics, Crosby is Canada’s captain after Scott Niedermayer had the leadership role in Vancouver. Babcock doesn’t see leadership or changing linemates

slowing down Crosby. In fact, he thinks any concern over Crosby is utter foolishness. “Everyone evaluates Sid on scoring, and I evaluate Sid on winning,” Babcock said after Canada’s 2-1 overtime victory over Finland, in which both goals were scored by defenseman Drew Doughty. Although he isn’t filling up the scoresheet, Crosby clearly makes contributions beyond the box score. He hasn’t been on the ice for any goals by Canada’s opponents, setting an example for his teammates with a responsible two-way game. Crosby’s chances for goals also have been limited by Canada’s lack of power-play time. The Canadians had just four man-advantages in their three games, leaving Babcock wondering why he’s practicing the power play at all.

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Fiedorowicz rides wave into Indy By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com

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Missouri’s All-American defensive end Michael Sam waves to the crowd during the Cotton Bowl trophy presentation at halftime of Saturday’s game between Missouri and Tennessee in Columbia, Mo.

NFL reminds teams to mind combine questions By MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS – NFL teams will spend this week’s annual scouting combine trying to get answers out of college prospects. They will need to tread carefully. A year ago, three players contended they were awkwardly asked about topics that seemed to reference sexual orientation. Two weeks ago, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam and NFL hopeful publicly announced he was gay. Questions are sure to be a hot topic this week in Indianapolis. “A lot of people want to know what the rules are and whether they’re different in the NFL, and they’re really not,” said Camille Olson, an attorney with the discrimination litigation practice group of Seyfarth Shaw. “It’s pretty clear, it’s black-letter law. An employer is not able to take into consideration for any employment purpose someone’s sexual orientation. If the answer is, ‘Locker rooms are different,’ you still can’t ask questions on that topic.” The NFL has reiterated that point after college tight end

Nick Kasa claimed that one team asked him if he “liked girls” during last year’s combine. Within a week, running back Le’Veon Bell and receiver Denard Robinson said they were asked similar questions. All three were drafted. League officials responded with an investigation but found there was no violation of either federal or state laws or of NFL protocol. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told The Associated Press last week in an email that the league has sent a memo to all teams reminding them of those standards. Personal questions, like the ones Kasa, Bell and Robinson were asked, could take on new significance now as Sam attempts to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. Publicly, Sam has received widespread support, from his former teammates and coaches to President Obama. Longtime NFL executive Bill Polian doesn’t believe Sam’s announcement should change a thing in the eyes of league scouts and decision makers. Olson said she considers questions about familial obligations to be inappropriate but not necessarily illegal.

If there’s such a thing as “draft momentum,” Johnsburg’s C.J. Fiedorowicz picked some up with his performance at the Senior Bowl. This week, he faces another test at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. He will meet with the media Thursday and run drills Saturday. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock answered questions during a conference call Tuesday and said Fiedorowicz needs to show off his receiving prowess to NFL teams in Lucas Oil Stadium. “He’s got to run and catch. Right now, you look at him, and he did have a good Senior Bowl week, and he did catch the ball pretty well at Iowa, made a couple of good red-zone catches this year using that big body of his,” Mayock said. “I’m curious what he’s going to run. Can he run a 4.7 or 4.75, or is he going to be a 4.85 guy.” Mayock has Fiedorowicz as his fifth-ranked tight end right now and a projected fourthround pick. “I just want to see him catch everything,” Mayock said. “I know he’s got good hands, I just want to see the hands. I don’t want the ball to get into his body, I want him to catch everything away from his body and run that 40 well.” Here are other Bears and Chicago-related tidbits from Mayock during his conference call. • Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has

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North tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (87) of Iowa runs on to the field before the Senior Bowl on Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala. risen to a second- or thirdround prospect at this stage. Mayock said the Rolling Meadows native helped himself “more than anyone in the country” at the senior all-star games. • Defensive tackle is a position that figures to be a high priority for the Bears.

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Jernigan is available when the Bears draft at No. 14, they should “sprint to the podium.” • Responding to a question about the Lions’ pick at No. 10, Mayock responded by saying Calvin Pryor and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix would be legitimate options to go that early. “Calvin Pryor is like a bigger, stronger Bob Sanders,” he said. “He flies around, he hits people, he explodes everywhere.” Clinton-Dix, “has better range. … I think he’s a complete player.” Depending on what the Bears do in free agency, safety is also high on their needs list. • With the Bears confirming Tuesday they will remain a base 4-3 defense, just with more versatility up front, Mayock was asked about those players who can be a defensive end or stand up and play outside linebacker. He mentioned Auburn’s Dee Ford, Stanford’s Trent Murphy and Texas’ Jackson Jeffcoat. Missouri’s Michael Sam and Arkansas’ Chris Smith would be “situational pass-rush guys” for the later rounds. If the Bears targeted the position at No. 14, Mayock said Kony Ealy is the next best 4-3 defensive end after Jadaveon Clowney. • One more interesting note, considering the Bears’ only center under contract for 2014 is Taylor Boggs: Mayock believes center the second-most important position on the offensive line, after left tackle, because of their responsibilities to defend the interior pass rush and call out the protections.

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SECTION C Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Daily Chronicle

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Grateful for

gratins By EMILY C. HORTON The Washington Post

Plenty of oven-baked dishes are worth romanticizing about, especially during a bracingly cold winter. Their aromas and warmth can permeate an entire home, even one with old bones and scanty insulation, like mine. They seem to take care of themselves, at least in those final stages of cooking. And they promise warming, savory comfort for the table. A gratin, though, can do even more. It emerges from the oven not only fragrant and bubbling hot but with a browned, crisp crust crowning the luxurious goodness underneath. What I’ve come to appreciate most is the gratin’s ability to make something special out of ordinary ingredients, on any ordinary night. These dishes come together like weeknight meals, but they’re dressed up just enough to taste like something more. But the gratin seems to suffer from an image problem: We view it largely as a side dish, a very special, rich one, most often built of potatoes. We imagine heavy cloaks of cream, cheese or bread crumbs, if not all three. In other words, the term “gratin” conjures up something delicious, but also something rather heavy, something you ought not eat a lot of, or very often. That is less an unfair portrayal than an incomplete one. The only feature the gratin truly requires is a browned, crisp topping – and, to achieve it, a shallow enough baking dish with sufficient surface area. It is the upper crust that makes the gratin so irresistible. Beyond that qualification, the gratin is practically limitless, as flexible as pasta, or stew: You can convey any number of flavors with any number of ingredients, depending on what you have a taste for and what’s in your pantry. See GRATIN, page C2

Choose your favorite winter squash for this hearty, tender gratin Fine-grained, dense squash varieties such as kabocha, Hubbard and kuri work nicely in this gratin because they roast to a wonderful creamy consistency and hold their shape particularly well. If you can’t find those types, substitute any other winter squashes, such as butternut, or pumpkin. As the gratin rests, it will continue to absorb liquid. If you plan to serve it right after baking, you might wish to reduce the bean liquid called for slightly, from 1 cup to 3/4 cup.

Bean and Winter Squash Gratin

3 ounces country-style white or whole-wheat bread (crusts removed) Flesh from 1 pound winter squash, such as kabocha or Hubbard, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium yellow onion, cut into small dice 2 large carrots, scrubbed and cut into small dice 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 1 dried arbol chili pepper, seeded and crumbled (may substitute 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes) 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 clove garlic, cut in half (green sprout removed)

4 servings 1 cup dried borlotti (cranberry) beans (or any pintostyle bean) Fine sea salt 1 bay leaf 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Water (optional)

Place the beans in a pot with water to cover by several inches; bring to a boil, and boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, cover the pot and let the beans soak for 1 hour. Alternatively, they can be left to soak in tepid water to cover by several inches for 8 to 12 hours. Add to the beans and their soaking liquid a generous pinch of salt, the bay leaf and 1 tablespoon of the oil.

Add water if necessary to keep the beans submerged by 2 to 3 inches. Cook over medium-high heat; once the liquid starts to bubble, reduce the heat to medium-low, partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are just tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. The beans might take longer than 1 hour to cook, depending on their freshness. Leave them in their soaking liquid while you finish preparing the rest of the gratin. Tear the bread into chunks and place them in a food processor; pulse into crumbs. Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with 2 teaspoons of the oil, tossing to coat evenly. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the squash pieces with 1 tablespoon of the oil and 1/4 teaspoon of fine sea salt. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes, turning them once with a spatula after about 15 minutes, until lightly golden and tender. Heat 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large, heavy saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and carrots, stirring to coat; cook until tender and just beginning to turn golden, about 7 minutes. Stir in the

thyme, fennel seed and dried arbol chili pepper; cook for 2 minutes, then gently fold in the squash just until incorporated. Discard the bay leaf in the beans; drain the beans, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid, and gently stir them into the squash mixture. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and the black pepper. Rub the bottom and sides of a shallow 2-quart baking dish with the cut halves of garlic; discard the garlic or reserve it for another use. Transfer the bean-squash mixture to the baking dish. Pour 3/4 to 1 cup of the reserved bean-cooking liquid evenly over the top of the dish (see headnote), and drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling and the crumbs are golden. Wait for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Per serving: 420 calories, 15 g protein, 54 g carbohydrates, 18 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 420 mg sodium, 15 g dietary fiber, 5 g sugar.


FOOD

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Gratins fit many foods • GRATIN Continued from page C1 “The gratin really is a blank canvas,” said Clotilde Dusoulier, author of “The French Market Cookbook” and the blog Chocolate & Zucchini. “You can use whatever scraps you have in the fridge and give them new life in a gratin.” Dusoulier, who is French, grew up with the gratin. Her mother’s routine dish was of cauliflower, dressed in a bechamel sauce (a lighter, more workaday alternative to heavy cream) and finished with Comte cheese. She made another with puréed pumpkin as the base. In her own Paris kitchen, Dusoulier prepares gratins conventional and less so: a silky, burnished dauphinois she makes lighter by replacing much of the traditional cream with milk; quickly assembled weeknight dishes of spaghetti squash with mozzarella and bread crumbs, or macaroni with béchamel. Journalist and cookbook author Susan Hermann Loomis, who teaches cooking classes at her school On Rue Tatin in Louviers, Normandy, favors versions made with cream and leans to potatoes, but she builds gratins with other vegetables, too: celery root with cauliflower, for instance, or a roots trifecta of celery root, potatoes and sunchoke. South from Paris, gratins veer lighter, often taking the name “tian” for the flared, shallow dish in which they are baked. They often feature olive

oil in lieu of cream, and many of the vegetables we associate with summer: tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, eggplant. Melding these regional approaches can sometimes yield the most compelling results. Wisps of potatoes cooked in broth and olive oil, for instance, or slices of eggplant baked in a custardy cream: These are unexpected but wholly satisfying alignments of flavor and textures; with a leafy salad and a loaf of bread, they are dinner. Heartier ingredients – legumes and grains, for instance – also have a place. “Beans and pasta make a great gratin,” said Deborah Madison, chef and author most recently of “Vegetable Literacy.” “And the combination is good for people who aren’t too sure about eating beans, because they’re reassured by the pasta.” And although none of my recipes include meat, gratins are a great place to slip in shreds of leftovers, such as last night’s roast chicken. Bacon or sausage, too, can add punctuations of flavor. The gratin is, in other words, open to interpretation, gracious, perhaps even a little charitable. It is not the speediest of dishes from start to finish – leave that to a quick pasta sauce – but low-maintenance relative to its rewards. Assembly can be leisurely; later, in the oven, saved from the cook’s poking and prodding and stirring and messing, the dish is left to gently transform itself while the rest of the meal is being prepared.

Cauliflower-Pasta Gratin Washington Post photo

Creamy results are not too rich Using a bechamel in place of cream is a wonderful way to achieve a creamy, luscious result that isn’t overly rich. If you’d like something cheesier, you can stir an additional 1/4 to 1/2 cup of grated cheese – more Parmigiano-Reggiano or something different, such as Gruyere or fontina – into the finished béchamel.

Cauliflower-Pasta Gratin 6 servings 3 1/2 cups whole milk 1 sprig rosemary 1 clove garlic, smashed or crushed 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more for the pasta cooking water 1-pound head cauliflower 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1/4 cup flour 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more as needed Pinch ground mace (may substitute nutmeg) 12 ounces dried whole-wheat fusilli (may substitute other small-shaped pasta)

1 1/2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated (may substitute pecorino-Romano cheese) Have a 9-by-13-inch baking dish at hand. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, just until bubbles begin to appear. Add the rosemary sprig and the garlic; remove from the heat to steep for 20 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a liquid measuring cup, discarding the solids. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Separate/cut the cauliflower florets and core into bite-size pieces, then add to the boiling water; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cauliflower is just tender. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower pieces to the baking dish, spreading them in a single layer. Reserve the cooking water in the pot; you’ll use it to cook the pasta. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Melt the butter in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for several minutes to form a smooth roux.

Gradually add the steeped milk, whisking until completely incorporated. Increase the heat to medium; once the mixture is barely bubbling, whisk for about 20 minutes to form a béchamel sauce thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Season with the teaspoon of salt, the black pepper and mace. Turn off the heat. About 10 minutes into the cooking of the sauce, return the large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the pasta and cook just until al dente. Drain, then add to the baking dish with the cauliflower. Whisk the béchamel to an even smoothness, if needed; pour evenly over the cauliflower and pasta, then fold gently to incorporate. Sprinkle evenly with cheese and with black pepper, if desired. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the gratin is bubbling, the cheese is melted and the exposed bits of pasta are browned. Wait for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Per serving: 420 calories, 17 g protein, 54 g carbohydrates, 16 g fat, 9 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 540 mg sodium, 7 g dietary fiber, 10 g sugar.

Greens, grains come together

Celery Root-Kale Gratin With Walnut Bread Crumbs Washington Post photo

Walnut bread crumbs add crunch This earthy, rich-tasting gratin is nice and moist, even though just a small amount of liquid is added directly to the dish. It’s important that the vegetables be juicy and a little syrupy going into the casserole, so make sure the kale is allowed to steam slightly.

Celery Root-Kale Gratin With Walnut Bread Crumbs 4 servings 2 pounds celery root (celeriac), peeled and cut into 1/2-to-3/4inch cubes 2 cups homemade or no-saltadded vegetable broth 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, sliced thinly from top to bottom 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons white wine or dry cider Leaves from 1 pound (1 bunch) lacinato or curly kale, rinsed (but not dried) and torn into bite-size pieces 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 ounces country-style white or whole-wheat bread, crusts removed 1/3 cup walnut halves or pieces

Place the celery root pieces in a large saucepan; add enough of the broth to barely cover, reserving at least 1/4 cup of the broth from the original 2 cups. Cook over medium heat; once the liquid starts to bubble, cook for about 5 minutes or until the celery root is fork-tender. Turn off the heat. Heat half of the oil in a heavy saute pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onion and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, stirring to coat. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is translucent, then stir in the garlic and thyme. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the onion is tender and starting to pick up color. Stir in the wine or cider; cook for a minute or two. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the celery root to the onion mixture, stirring gently to incorporate. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and cook for a few minutes (over medium-low heat) to meld the flavors. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Discard the remaining broth used to cook the celery root, or reserve for another use. Pour 1 tablespoon of the oil into the same saute pan or Dutch oven over medium heat; once the oil shimmers, add the kale and half of the reserved broth. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, stirring

to coat. Reduce the heat to medium-low; partially cover and cook for 3 to 10 minutes until softened, depending on the toughness/type of the kale used. Stir occasionally; reduce the heat to low if the kale seems dry, or add the remaining reserved broth. Transfer to the mixing bowl and season with the pepper and remaining salt. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Have a shallow 2-quart baking dish at hand. Tear the bread into chunks, dropping them into a food processor as you work. Pulse to form coarse bread crumbs, then transfer to a separate bowl. Pulse the walnuts in the food processor briefly, just until coarsely chopped, then add to the bread crumbs. Drizzle the mix with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and toss gently to coat. Spread the celery root-kale mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with bread-crumbwalnut mixture. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the top is deep golden and the gratin is bubbling. Wait for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Per serving: 340 calories, 8 g protein, 36 g carbohydrates, 20 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 810 mg sodium, 5 g dietary fiber, 4 g sugar.

Savoy cabbage, with its ruffled leaves, is especially nice here because of its pretty appearance and succulent texture. But if you have difficulty finding it, regular green cabbage or even lacinato kale can be used instead. Either way, the textures will be wonderful, the melted cheese binding the tender greens and the grains, which will crisp on top into chewy, toasty bits. The gratin can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Reheat in a 350-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until it is warmed through and sizzling.

Savoy Cabbage and Farro Gratin With Fontina

Savoy Cabbage and Farro Gratin With Fontina 4 servings 1 cup semi-pearled farro (may substitute semi-pearled barley or rye berries) Pinch, plus 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 small or 1/2 large savoy cabbage, cored (may substitute green or firm napa cabbage or lacinato kale) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the baking dish 1 large shallot, minced 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 teaspoon caraway seed, toasted 1 cup homemade or no-saltadded vegetable broth 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 5 ounces fontina cheese, freshly grated or shredded (may substitute raclette cheese) Toast half of the farro in a large, heavy sauté pan over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant, shaking the pan as needed to avoid scorching. Transfer to a medium saucepan; repeat with the remaining farro. Cover the farro with water by a few inches and add the pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over mediumhigh heat, then reduce the heat to low; partially cover and cook for about 30 minutes or until tender

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yet still a bit chewy. Drain. Coarsely chop the cabbage. Heat the oil in the same large, heavy saute pan over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the shallot and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until translucent, stirring a few times. Add the cabbage, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, the pepper and the toasted caraway seed, stirring to incorporate. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the broth; reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, until the cabbage has wilted yet remains moist and somewhat plump. Stir occasionally and add broth if the mixture seems dry. Remove from the heat and stir in the drained farro and thyme leaves.

Add 4 ounces of the cheese and toss gently to incorporate. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Use a little oil to grease a 2 1/2-to3-quart baking dish. Spread the cabbage mixture evenly in the baking dish, then pour 2/3 cup of the broth over it. Sprinkle with the remaining ounce of cheese. Bake for 25 for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted, the cabbage is browned in spots and the gratin is bubbling. Wait for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Per serving: 410 calories, 18 g protein, 43 g carbohydrates, 18 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 590 mg sodium, 6 g dietary fiber, 4 g sugar.


LEARNING

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Cornerstone excels at WYSE competition

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Cornerstone Christian High School students recently competed in the regional Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering academic competition. Pictured (from left) in the front row are Anastasia Chen, Jenny Guo, Roy Rodriguez, Tyler Mathes, Michael Liu, Stephan Yang, Daniel Ge and Jason Zhou. In the back are Abigail Hill, Robert Mitchell, Nick Ladas, Ryan Hudson, Caleb Hudson and Salvador Arguello.

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Cornerstone Christian High School students recently competed in the regional Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering academic competition held at Kishwaukee College. The competition requires students to prepare for and take two college-level exams in math, one of the sciences, or English. The competition is divided into divisions based on enrollment size. CCA competes at the 300 level against Paw Paw, Indian Creek and Hiawatha public schools. For the second year in a row, CCA high school students brought home a first-place regional win. The team scored 498.4 points overall. The first place win at regional competition qualifies the Cornerstone team to advance to sectional competition at

Northern Illinois University in March. If students place in the top three at sectionals they will advance to the state competition at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Medals are awarded at the competition to students who place first, second or third in each subject area by division. Following is a list of students who received medals: Salvador Arguello, second place in computer science; Caleb Hudson, first place in English; Ryan Hudson, first place in engineering and graphics, second place in math; Tyler Mathes, second place in biology; and Jason Zhou, first place in chemistry, second place in physics. Senior Michael Liu was the top-scoring chemistry student among all eight schools competing at the regional contest.

8FALL GRADUATES

NIU offers test prep overview sessions The Northern Illinois University University Honors Program and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming are sponsoring new Test Prep Overview sessions for students interested in taking the LSAT, GRE or GMAT. The overview sessions are one-day informational sessions that will review the sections of each exam. The test prep overviews are designed for undergraduate students considering graduate school, business school, and/or law school but have not registered for a full test preparation course. The LSAT Overview will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The GRE Overview session will be 1 to 5 p.m. March 1 and the GMAT Overview will be from 1 to 5 p.m. March 8. The registration fee is $10. A special rate is available for NIU Honors students if they call 815-753-5200 or email

LASEP@niu.edu for details. Registration forms are available online at the following websites: LSAT Overview: www.niu.edu/ clasep/testprep/lsat_overview GRE Overview: www.niu.edu/ clasep/testprep/gre_overview GMAT Overview: www.niu. edu/clasep/testprep/gmat_ overview For more information about the overview programs or test prep offerings, contact the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming by phone at 815-753-5200 or email at LASEP@niu.edu.

Essay advances to next stage of contest An essay written by Rosary High School freshman Erin Hawkins of DeKalb was selected to advance in an essay contest on “The Importance of Religious Freedom,” sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Rosary students participated in the contest through

Knights Council 4849 at Holy Angels Church in Aurora. The winning essays move on to the next level of competition in the ultimately international contest. State winners will be announced in the spring, and international winners in June. “This essay contest is one way to get young people involved in what is going on in society,” said Norb Rozanski of Knights Council 4849. “Erin ... received a certificate, a $25 Best Buy gift card, and a $25 check, thanks to our generous donors.” “We had many good submissions, and I’m very proud of (fellow Rosary student Anna Stephens, whose essay also advanced) and Erin,” freshman English teacher Laura Ruddy said. “Each has an exemplary writing style and pays attention to detail. I’m looking forward to seeing what more they will accomplish in the future.” To read the winning essays, visit http://rosaryhs.com/ news.

Following is a list of local college students who graduated in the fall. Clemson University

Michael Harte of Somonauk, Bachelor of Science, mechanical engineering Lawrence University

Frances Weberpal of Sycamore, Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, general and instrumental music education and violin performance Marquette University

Karissa Miller of Sycamore, Bachelor of Science, mathematics University of Iowa

Michael Buckner of Sycamore, Bachelor of Arts; elementary education Calyanne Crouch of Kingston, Bachelor of Music Kathleen Fredrick, Bachelor of Applied Studies David Salvatore, Bachelor of Business Administration, accounting, finance; Entrepreneurial Management Certificate

8BIRTHDAY CLUB University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Grant Bend of Earlville, soil and crop science Floyd Webster of Kirkland, criminal justice Western Illinois University

Megan Chastain of Kirkland, Bachelor of Science, zoology Anna C. Klimpke of Shabbona, Bachelor of Science, hotel/ restaurant management Alexander Kozlowski of Kingston, Master of Science, computer science James Lopez of Genoa, Bachelor of Science, physical education K-12 David A. Martin of Sycamore, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, physical education K-12 Benjamin Nicholson of Kingston, Bachelor of Science, computer science Jonathan D. Roberts of Somonauk, Bachelor of Arts, general studies Anglique Thompson of DeKalb, Master of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Lily Faith Trapp Age 9, Feb. 28 Hometown: DeKalb Parents: Bill and Kim Trapp Siblings: Holly and Jacob Grandparents: Mike and Kathy Karch of Arlington Heights and Tom and Karen Trapp of Buffalo Grove

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Couple aren’t happy with new gay neighbors Dear Abby: My husband and I relocated to Florida a little over a year ago and were quickly welcomed into our new neighbors’ social whirl. Two couples in the neighborhood are gay – one male, one female. While they are nice enough, my husband and I did not include them when it was our turn to host because we do not approve of their lifestyle choices. Since then, we have been excluded from neighborhood gatherings, and someone even suggested that we are bigots! Abby, we moved here from a conservative community where people were pretty much the same. If people were “different,” they apparently kept it to themselves. While I understand the phrase “when in Rome,” I don’t feel we

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips should have to compromise our values just to win the approval of our neighbors. But really, who is the true bigot here? Would you like to weigh in? – Unhappy in Tampa Dear Unhappy: I sure would. The first thing I’d like to say is that regardless of what you were told in your previous community, a person’s sexual orientation isn’t a “lifestyle choice.” Gay people don’t choose to be gay; they are born that way. They can’t change being gay any more than you can change being heterosexual. I find it interesting that

you are unwilling to reciprocate the hospitality of people who welcomed you and opened their homes to you, and yet you complain because you are receiving similar treatment. From where I sit, you may have chosen the wrong place to live because it appears you would be happier in a less integrated neighborhood surrounded by people who think the way you do. But if you interact only with people like yourselves, you will have missed a chance for growth, which is what you have been offered here. Please don’t blow it. Dear Abby: I’m 14 and in high school. My father died in a car accident when I was 8. A man who attends my church took me under his wing and

has been like a father to me ever since. He is very supportive most of the time. However, he spanks me with a belt when he feels I misbehave. My mom doesn’t know about it because she works long hours to support the family. I like the nurturing and encouragement this man gives me, but I can’t take another beating. What should I do? – Blue in The Southwest Dear Blue: What you are describing is a form of child abuse. This “nurturing” man has no right to hit you. You shouldn’t have to tolerate being beaten in order to feel supported. Tell your mother what has been going on, or a teacher or a counselor at your school. You appear to be an intelligent young man. Your silence

is what enables those beatings to continue, so please do not remain silent about this any longer. Dear Abby: If you are divorced from your wife, do her parents remain your in-laws? This is to settle a disagreement. – Sharon in Texas Dear Sharon: Legally, no. But relationships are not always based on legality. Sometimes divorced couples remain extended family members, particularly if there are children involved.

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

Progress in genetics leads to better diagnosis In yesterday’s column, a reader asked whether she should be tested for genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Today, I thought I’d give you my view on the larger question: Will studies of our genes change the practice of medicine and improve our lives? My answer: During my career, progress in human genetics has been greater than virtually anyone imagined. However, human genetics also has turned out to be much more complicated than people imagined. As a result, we have not moved as rapidly as we had hoped in changing medical practice. I graduated from medical school in the late 1960s. We knew what human genes were made of – DNA – and we were beginning to under-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff stand how genes work. We had even identified a handful of genes that were linked to specific diseases. We assumed that disease resulted from an abnormality in the structure of a gene. If I had asked any biologist on the day I graduated, “Will we ever know how many genes we have, and the exact structure of each gene?” I’ll bet the answer would have been: “Not in my lifetime, or my children’s lifetime.” They would have been wrong. Today we do know those answers. Indeed, some diseases are caused by an

abnormality in the structure of genes. In fact, sometimes it is very simple: one particular change at one particular spot in just one particular gene leads to a specific disease. Sickle cell anemia is an example. Unfortunately, with most diseases it’s far from that simple. The first complexity: Most diseases are influenced by the structure of multiple genes, not just one. Examples are diabetes and high blood pressure. The second complexity: Many diseases are explained not by an abnormal gene structure, but by whether genes are properly turned on or off. Most cancers fall into this category. What do I mean by that? Every cell in our body has

the same set of genes. Yet, a cell in our eye that sees light is different from a cell in our stomach that makes acid. Why? Because different genes are turned on in each type of cell. Similarly, if a gene with a normal structure is not properly turned on or off, a cell can malfunction – it can become diseased. Whether a gene is turned on properly is proving to be a more important cause of disease than we once imagined. The third complexity: We have 10 times as many bacterial cells living on and inside our body as there are cells in our body. And the genes of those bacterial cells – not just the genes in our own cells – affect our health, perhaps profoundly. Bacterial genes

may play an important role in obesity, heart disease, even autism spectrum disorders. So, am I discouraged about whether progress in human genetics will improve our lives? To the contrary, I’m more convinced than ever that it will. We are already seeing earlier and more accurate diagnosis and prognosis and improved treatments. And just as 40 years ago very few would have imagined what has been achieved by 2014, very few today can imagine what will be achieved in the next 40 years.

• Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www. AskDoctorK.com to send questions and get additional information.

Not all extracurricular activites are athletics Dr. Wallace: I’m in the 10th grade, and I get excellent grades. I’m not quite sure what I want to do when it comes time to earn a living, but I do know that I will be a graduate of a good college or university. Last week I met with my school counselor, and she said I should get involved in extracurricular activities because “elite” colleges and universities prefer students who have been involved with after-school events. I wouldn’t mind having a bunch of after-school activities added to my transcript, but I’m not good at sports (I

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace hate them) and the only musical instrument I play is the piano and piano players are eliminated from the marching band. Shouldn’t colleges and universities be more interested in a student who possesses a 4.0 grade point average than one with a 3.5 grade point average who hits a ball with a bat? I was born in Korea, and the system there places all emphasis

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Your employer or an important person will be impressed with your determination and commitment. Your leadership skills, versatility and accomplishments will bring greater recognition. Advancement can be yours this year if you concentrate on getting ahead. Welcome new opportunities, and you will succeed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Spending your hard-earned cash on frivolous purchases or helping others will lead to financial trouble. Adhere to a strict budget before it’s too difficult to dig your way out of debt. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Neglecting your love life will be emotionally costly. Plan to share quality time with someone special, or engage in events geared toward finding love. You deserve to be happy for a spell. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Maintain patience and understanding when dealing with others. A troublesome situation will escalate quickly if you aren’t sensitive to the problems and challenges faced by others. Do what’s right. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You’ll be offered unwanted advice. Disregard any such counsel and remain on the path that you feel most comfortable with. Discipline and commitment will bring you success. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Give your spirits a lift by spending time with children or close friends. Treating yourself to a guilty pleasure will add to your enjoyment. Your good humor will be appreciated. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – It may seem as though others are taking advantage of you. Make your feelings known in a firm but tactful way. Your frustration will only increase if you don’t speak up. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Regardless of from whence it comes, do not repeat gossip. You will be looked upon as untrustworthy, and it could cause irreparable damage to your reputation. Concentrate on work, not meddling. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) – Focus on romance. Revitalize your relationship with someone special. Unexpected expenses may cramp your style, but you can still show your affection without trying to buy love. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You are in need of some peace and solitude. Avoid conflicts that may cause emotional and physical distress. A quiet evening alone will calm your nerves. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Refrain from discussing your financial status. Only a trusted professional adviser has the qualifications necessary to provide the information you require. Relying on a well-meaning friend will result in future problems. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Offering unsolicited advice to peers will lead to trouble. Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t have all the answers. Instead, devote your energy to doing what you do best. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – There are many resources available that provide practical ways to refocus your attitude. Consider a discussion group or seminar that would inspire you to approach life in a positive manner.

on academics, not playing games. – Kim, San Diego, Calif. Kim: Colleges and universities enjoy having brilliant students come to their campuses, and they all place outstanding academic achievement as the prime requirement for acceptance. I’m sure you will have little difficulty entering the school of your choice if you continue your superb academic record. Still, some schools do look at a student’s extracurricular participation as well as grades, looking for individuals who are wellrounded.

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There are many more extracurricular activities than marching band and athletics. Why not check out a club or group that sounds like it would be fun (as well as look good on your transcript) – the student newspaper or yearbook staff, for instance? Or you could run for a class or student body office, try out for the school play or start a pianoappreciation club. You could also tutor less-gifted students, assist the librarian or volunteer to read stories to elementary students, or become a part of the all-school choir.

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

These are but a few extracurricular activities many high schools offer their students. There are many, many more to choose from. It’s up to you to take advantage of them. Once you find a group you enjoy, you’ll see the value of expanding your horizons with extracurricular activities.

• Although Dr. Robert Wallace is unable to reply to all letters individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.

8CROSSWORD

Some defenses are too tough Joseph-Marie de Maistre, a French philosopher, writer, lawyer and diplomat who died in 1821, said, “It is one of man’s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.” At the bridge table, we create deals, either by hand or with a computer program, and then enjoy trying to solve them. Most can be handled correctly if our analysis is accurate. But occasionally a layout will arise that requires doing something so abnormal that it is easy to overlook. Cover the West and South hands. West leads the heart eight against four spades. After East takes dummy’s 10 with his queen, what should he do next? If West had opened one heart, North would have overcalled one no-trump. But in the balancing position (a pass by North would have ended the auction), one notrump would have shown only 11-15 points. Then, after South advanced with one spade, indicating 0-8 points, North’s raise to two spades promised 17-19 points. East has three defensive tricks: his aces and the heart queen. If the heart king will automatically score later, East can cash those aces and exit with a diamond. Here, though, that does not work. East should realize that West has led a singleton or high from a doubleton. (West would have led low from a tripleton because he had not supported hearts.) Then, if East makes the weird-looking lead of a heart at trick two, he will defeat the contract. Here, South wins in the dummy and plays a trump, but East takes the trick, cashes the diamond ace, and gives West a heart ruff for down one.


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Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams

Monty

Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

Stone Soup

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Jan Eliot

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LEARNING

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DeKalb spellers compete

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Little Lambs open house

South Prairie volunteers

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DeKalb School District held its first District Spelling Bee on Feb. 12. Participating students from Clinton Rosette Middle School and Huntley Middle School were Kaelynn Clark, Bryce Comer, Rocio Hernandez, Brianna Jackson, Bethany Lexa, Jenna Orsucci, Brendan Szostak and Holly Young. Clinton Rosette students Brianna Jackson and Rocio HerProvided photo nandez came in first and second place and will advance to the regional Little Lambs Preschool will host an open house from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. competition to be held Saturday at Kishwaukee College. March 12 for new families interested in learning about the program. The school is located at 511 Russell Road, DeKalb. Parents and children are invited to visit classrooms in action during that time. Little Lambs is a Christian preschool, licensed by the state of Illinois, for children ages 3 to 5. Children must be 3 or older by Sept. 1 to enroll. The program includes activities each day that promote discovery, group work, music, art, and large and small motor development. Field trips and guest speakers are scheduled throughout the year, as well. For more information, call 815-756-6669.

All taped up

National Gay-Straight Alliance Day

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South Prairie Elementary School held a Fun Fair on Feb. 7. More than 60 volunteers from Northern Illinois University including representatives from NIU football, NIU women’s soccer, Huskie Service Scholars, Phi Beta Psi, Zeta Phi Beta and the Sigma Alpha Mu Gamma Lambda chapter. The volunteers helped with ticket sales, organizing the games and activities for the children, decorating, supervising all the games, greeting attendees and helping in the cafeteria with raffle prizes and popcorn and cotton candy treats.

Mayor visits North Grove

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Woodbury Elementary School teacher Aaron Mlot was taped to the wall by students on Feb. 4 as part of the St. Jude fundraiser sponsored Provided photo Provided photo by the school. Students in kindergarten through third grade could buy Clinton Rosette Middle School recently celebrated National Gay- Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy read to students at the recent open house a strip of duct tape for $1, then tape Mlot to the wall. The duct-tape Straight Alliance Day. The staff is pictured wearing their GSA shirts. at North Grove Elementary School in Sycamore. portion of the event raised $400. Clinton Rosette is the first middle school in Illinois to have a GSA club.

Quiz a friend or family member about the Olympics.

© 2014 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jefff Schinkel, Graphics VVol. 30, No. 10

A bobsled team starts the race by running and pushing their sled the irst 50 meters of the track. By pushing their feet against the track as they run, they create a force that moves their sled. The gas pedal in a car is called an accelerator because pushing on it makes the car accelerate or go faster. The racers work to get the most acceleration they can before jumping into the sled for the rest of the race. After t jump he bobsl e the fo into thei dders takes rce of g r sled, r sled dover, pull avity ing th own e the tr ack.

G Gravity has h tthe samee amountt off pull on all of the sleds in a race. That means that the bobsledders must use their knowledge of science to be the fastest.

Bobsled races started in Switzerland in the 1890s. It was called bobsledding because the racers bobbed back and forth to increase their speed. Standards Link: Physical Science: Students understand forces and motion.

Sports Equipment Look through the sports section for photos of equipment - helmets, shoes, etc. Cut out one example and write a brief summary about the object’s importance to the game. Standards Link: Writing Applications: Summarize using main idea and important details.

1. What do the five rings of the Olympics mean? Five Cities Five Countries Five Continents

A bobsled team uses special sleds, helmets and suits that are engineered to reduce drag. How many bobsleds can you find on this page?

2. What does the Olympic Motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” mean? Harder, Stronger, Faster Swifter, Higher, Stronger Better, Bigger, Bolder

Smooth move! Drag is an opposite force that slows a moving object. Streamlined and smooth objects have less drag than jagged or lat ones.

What a drag! A sled with a lat front end would move much slower because there would be more drag.

When the bobsled moves against the ice and through the air, it causes friction, which causes drag and slows the moving bobsled.

Standards Link: Standar k: Phys Physical siccal Science: Scie en nce: Know the relationship relationssh hip between bettw ween n the strength st of a force and its effect on an object.

Every four yea years, ars, r Olympic figure guree skaters try to jump mp in the air and get in more spins with their triple axels and quadruple toe loops. They make it look easy, but make no mistake, leaping into the air, twirling and landing gracefully takes hours of practice and a knowledge of science.

OPPOSITE FRICTION GRAVITY BOBSLED SCIENCE ANGULAR BOBBED FORCE LOOPS TWIRL SPEED SPINS TRACK DRAG GEAR

Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities. N O I T C I R F E G K S P I N S G T R E D C P S E N I A L A E E A O C S V G R R B E E R O I

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B C E P T L E E W R O R P Y S E D N T G B O B S L E D E C A R F R A L U G N A E Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

STEM Jobs In order to twirl well, a skater needs velocity, or speed. A skater uses his or her feet to push of the ice to o accelerate. Oncee the right velocity is reached the skater twirl. The more velocity a skater ska ater will jump and d twi gets for the jum jump, jump p, the higher he or she will go. To get gett mo more spins, a skater needs twirl to tw wirrl as fast as possible. To T increase in ncreass their twirling speed, a n sskate k terr sta a a twirl with skater starts arms a s out o wide. Keeping the body straight sstraig gh ht aand bringing the arms t aarm ms in close to the body causes to twirl faster. This ccausses a skater s is scientiic i a sscient i t principle called the cconsserva conservation of angular mom m momentum.

Standards Link: Physical Science: Students understand forces and motion.

3. According to the Olympic Creed, the most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but ... to play fair. to win big. to take part. 4. Where is the Olympic torch first lit? Athens Greece Olympia 5. Women were first allowed to compete in the Olympics in what year? 1800 1900 2000

Science in your future? Look through the newspaper for people whose jobs require a knowledge of science, technology, engineering or math. Count the different careers. Standards Link: Career Education: Engineering and math.

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

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Social Services 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

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WANTED CDL DRIVERS 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

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

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

2007 FORD FOCUS SE Metallic gray, 57K miles. Automatic/power windows and lock. Great condition and very clean!

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Wedding Set - size 7. Diamond one small on each side, Band-four small $400 815-762-5760

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

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Cradle Wooden w/ Rockers, Refinished, Notated: 1863 AH Mack $100. 815-756-8823

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

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Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT. Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo.

DEKALB - downtown upper front apartment. 2 bedrooms, cute, clean and quiet. Energy efficient furnace and central air, new appliances $600 per month plus utilities 630-327-7147

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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DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Clean, quiet, 1 bath, appliances included, available March 1st. 815-758-6580

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Sycamore E. State St. AVAILABLE NOW!

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

Fireplace, 2 car gar, all appl incl W/D, $1200/mo + sec. For more info call Anthony 630-730-8070

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

DeKalb Newer 2BR Duplex

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DEKALB QUIET 2 BEDROOM

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee for the Encore Credit Receivables Trust 2005-4, Plaintiff, vs. Cindy A. Blanchard, Merritt W. Blanchard aka Merrit W. Blanchard, Jr., Neucort Lakes Homeowners Association, Unknown Owners, Generally, and NonRecord Claimants, Defendants. 11 CH 659 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on 4/12/2012, the Sheriff of Dekalb County will on 03/27/2014 at the hour of 1 p.m. at the Dekalb County Courthouse, Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 09-20-281-008 COMMON ADDRESS:172 E. Warbler Avenue, Cortland, IL 60112-4084 The improvement on the property consists of: single family residence. Sale terms: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and the balance due within

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

Sycamore 1 Bedroom

Wood style floors, laundry on site. A/C, off St. parking, cats? $545/mo. 815-756-2064

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM

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Casey's General Store 825 County Line Rd., Attn: Deb Maple Park, IL 60151 or apply online at: www.caseys.com EOE

DEKALB - 2BR 1BA Apt Avail Now Updated Kitch & Bath, W/D in bldg 830 Greenbrier $600/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

DeKalb Newer 2BR Duplex

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2003 Infiniti QX4 $10200 low miles 78000 fully loaded Gold w tan interior one owner. 630-251-3998

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

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600 hillcrestplaceaptsdekalb.com

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

2001 CHEVY TAHOE

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Shabbona ~ Spacious 2BR

DeKalb 2BR's $650-$700

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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

MALTA – 3BR, gar/yard. No pets/smoke, $1,250. Bsmt. Agent: 815-766-2027

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Hillcrest Place Apts.

Model train set or electric train set for my Grandson! 815-501-5683

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

Laing Mgmt.

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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee for the Encore Credit Receivables Trust 2005-4, Plaintiff, vs. Cindy A. Blanchard, Merritt W. Blanchard aka Merrit W. Blanchard, Jr., Neucort Lakes Homeowners Association, Unknown Owners, Generally, and NonRecord Claimants, Defendants. 11 CH 659 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on 4/12/2012, the Sheriff of Dekalb County will on 03/27/2014 at the hour of 1 p.m. at the Dekalb County Courthouse, Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT 190 IN NEUCORT LAKES UNIT THREE, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 6, 2004 IN PLAT CABINET NO. 9, AT SLIDE NO. 92-D, AS DOCUMENT NO. 2004002345, AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED FEBRUARY 27, 2004 AS DOCUMENT 2004003592, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 09-20-281-008 COMMON ADDRESS:172 E. Warbler Avenue, Cortland, IL 60112-4084 The improvement on the property consists of: single family residence. Sale terms: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and the balance due within (2) two business or the following Tuesday. The property offered for sale is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. No refunds. The judgment amount was at $293,102.25. For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, LLC, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 201-6679.

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

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Toyota Car, Truck, SUV, Tahoe, Honda or Foreign Vehicle. 630-709-2648

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

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

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

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

TORO 1028 LXE SNOWBLOWER Like knew. Last used 3 years ago. Maintenance performed before this winter. Electric start. Free wheel steering. Power Max auger system. 6 Years old. Owners manual and training CD included. $800 or best offer. 815-762-2365

Now accepting applications for full & part time Sales Associate at: BATTERIES PLUS 1565 DeKalb Ave, Sycamore

Days, Nights, Weekends, various hours Full & Part-time, insurance available 1/2 price meals

Laundry in units. Free water, NO PETS, Appliances. Ready NOW. $1025/month. 815-757-5546

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 19, 26 & March 5, 2014.)

$50/ea/obo. 815-761-9331

Retail

needed to work in busy Genoa Physical Therapy clinic. M, F 11:00-6:30 pm. Multi-tasking, self-direction and ability to work in a fast-paced environment is a must. Friendly and outgoing personality pref'd. Duties include scheduling, billing, assisting physical therapists in patient care. Previous exp. a plus, but willing to train the right person. Please mail your resume to: HR Dept., 3266 Resource Parkway, DeKalb, IL 60115 or fax to: 815-756-1841

DEKALB, NEW DELUXE 2BD APTS

815-814-1964

Engineering MECHANICAL ENGINEER for dynamic, multi markets company. If you are an engineer seeking variety and can adapt to constantly changing projects in different markets then this will be a great and rewarding position for you. Send resume in confidence to SVI International, Inc., 155 Harvestore Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115 or email: hiring@sviintl.com

Receptionist/Physical Therapy Aide

DeKalb quite 1BR upper $675 all utilities included, no smoking, 1st month & security. Avail March 1. 815-757-4276 or 815-757-4277

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

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 19, 26 & March 5, 2014.)

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 19, 26 & March 5, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FANNIE MAE), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PLAINTIFF VS LEAH R. STANTON A/K/A LEAH STANTON; SCOTT A. STANTON A/K/A SCOTT STANTON; PRAIRIE SPRINGS OF MALTA HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION; MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 14 CH 27 751 PRAIRIE POND CIRCLE MALTA, IL 60150 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, PRAIRIE SPRINGS OF MALTA HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 8-19 ON THE FINAL PLAT NO. 1 OF PRAIRIE SPRINGS SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH RANGE 3 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 29, 2005 IN PLAT CABINET NO. 9 AT SLIDE NO. 144-D AS DOCUMENT NO. 2005005530, SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE OF MALTA, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 751 PRAIRIE POND CIRCLE, MALTA, IL 60150 and which said Mortgage was made by, LEAH R. STANTON A/K/A LEAH STANTON; SCOTT A. STANTON A/K/A SCOTT STANTON; Mortgagor (s), to M.E.R.S., INC. AS NOMINEE FOR HOME STATE MORTGAGE GROUP Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Document No. 2006019045; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Maureen A. Josh DeKalb Cnty Circuit Clerk 133 W. State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 on or before March 21, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1318782

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE INTEREST OF ANEASHA SHARP A Minor No. 14 JA 1 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU, SHARNICE GLENN, mother of Said Minor, respondents, and to all whom it may concern, that a Petition was filed under the Juvenile Court Act by the DeKalb County State's Attorney in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, on January 7, 2014; and that in the courtroom usually occupied by Honorable Judge Ronald Matekaitis, an adjudicatory hearing shall be held upon said Petition on February 28, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as this case may be heard, to have the minor declared to be a ward of the Court, and for other relief under the Juvenile Court Act. The Court has authority in this case to take from you the custody and guardianship of the above named minor and to terminate parental rights, and if the petition requests termination of parental rights the parent may lose all parental rights to the child and the parent will not be entitled to further written notices of publication notices in this case except as required by Supreme Court Rule 11.

agai y filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at The DeKalb County Court House, 133 West State St., Sycamore, Illinois 60178, or with the representative, or both, on or before August 14, 2014 and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent administration by filing a petition to terminate under Section 284 of the Illinois Probate Act. Maureen A. Josh (Clerk of the Circuit Court) (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 12, 19 & 26, 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

February 3, 2014 /s/ Maureen A. Josh CLERK OF THE COURT

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 5, 12 & 19, 2014.)

Property located at 118 N. LOCUST ST., GENOA, IL

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD E. ZIRKLE, DECEASED. Case No. 14 P 15 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of EDWARD E. ZIRKLE of Kingston, Illinois whose date of death is January 12, 2014. Letters of Office were issued on February 5, 2014 to Sue Ann Podgorski, 33895 Rebecca Road, Kingston, IL 60145 whose attorney is Scott D. Becker, 213 West Main Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135. Claims against the estate may be

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.

UNLESS YOU APPEAR at the above named hearing and show cause to the contrary, AN ORDER OR JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE PETITION.

PUBLIC NOTICE

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.

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.

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 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 THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES

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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.

TION 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

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.

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

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

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES

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

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 ASSOCIA-

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 BENCHMARK BANK, WITH 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

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 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:

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

ty of the County Clerk in Sycamore, Illinois.

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

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, MATTHEW HOLMES, SUMMIT ENCLAVE TOWNHOME CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, 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 CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, 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 THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 1529 RESERVE LN., DEKALB, IL

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

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

Sp 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.

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

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: 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

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TAX DEED NO. 14TX7 FILED 1/31/2014 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. 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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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 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.)

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

PUBLIC 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 County of Dekalb, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/4/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00533 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 295 ROLLIN RD., SOMONAUK, IL

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

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

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 4, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as BALANCED & BLISSFUL located at 1904 Dovetail Pt., Sycamore, IL 60178. Dated February 4, 2014 /s/ Douglas J. Johnson DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 5, 12 & 19, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 3, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and

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PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 10, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as RACHEL'S MASSAGE THERAPY STUDIO located at 127 S. Sacramento St., Sycamore, IL 60178. Dated February 10, 2014

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PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 18, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as SALUS PERSONAL SOLUTIONS located at 1266 Ryan Ct., DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated February 18, 2014

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