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Visitors driver’s licenses issued 134 undocumented immigrants now legally behind the wheel in DeKalb County By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – More than 130 undocumented immigrants have secured Illinois driver’s licenses in DeKalb County, according to recent figures from the Illinois Secretary of State’s office. Undocumented immigrants became eligible to receive drivers licenses in December when the program rolled out at 36 facilities across Illinois. The DeKalb office started accepting appointments Jan. 16 and has since issued 134 licenses, Secretary

of State’s Office spokesman Henry Haupt said. Across the state, 9,300 temporary visitors driver’s licenses have been issued. Illinois was one of 10 states in 2013 to implement laws allowing undocumented immigrants to receive licenses. Illinois is the largest state to enact the law. Ivonne Uquillas, a junior at Northern Illinois University and student coordinator for the DREAM Action Center, said the driver’s licenses are important to undocumented students and parents she knows.

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“Now parents are going to be able to drive to work and take their kids to school without fear of getting stopped and with that possibly deported,” Uquillas said. “It creates a lot of security and safety.” The $30 licenses have a purple border rather than the red border on standard Illinois licenses. They are only valid in Illinois, and are valid for three years. Over the next 90 days, 676 appointments are scheduled at the DeKalb office, Haupt said. Applicants are required to schedule an appointment by

phone or through the Secretary of State’s website. During appointments, applicants take a vision, written and road exam. They are required to show identification as well as proof of insurance and that they have lived in Illinois for at least one year. Open appointments are scarce at the DeKalb facility, said American Family Insurance agent Kim Barrios. Barrios helps undocumented immigrants interested in obtaining their license by trying to set up appointments and shepherding them through the insurance process.

She has scheduled about 20 appointments, which stretch until June. “They will pay to have this privilege to drive and be safe,” Barrios said. “And I think this will be a good thing for all of my customers, because it will mean less hit-and-run accidents. I think the big fear was getting caught by the police and taken to jail.” Driving without a valid driver’s license is a jailable offense for which the DeKalb County Sheriff’s police cited 206 people in 2013, according

“Now parents are going to be able to drive to work and take their kids to school without fear of getting stopped and with that possibly deported.” Ivonne Uquillas Junior at Northern Illinois University

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Suspect also faces blackmail charge By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI Authorities said they were investigating allegations that a Cortland man blackmailed a woman into making a pornographic movie for him when they also discovered he had made child pornography. Thomas A. Holbrook, of the 100 block of West Benson Avenue in Cortland, is accused of convicing a DeKalb County teenage girl to allow him to record a porThomas nographic video Holbrook of her, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. Holbrook was charged this week with three counts of child pornography, the more serious two counts are punishable with between six and 30 years in prison. Holbrook likely won’t be arrested on those charges until a criminal case against him in Kansas is resolved. In June, a woman in Dodge City, Kan., told police there that she was being stalked by a man she met through an online dating service while she attended college in Illinois, said Michael Robbins, a detective with the Dodge City Police Department. Through his investigation, Robbins said he learned that Holbrook had created fake online identities to interact with the woman, who had ended romantic relationship with Holbrook after two dates. The woman moved back to Dodge City in May 2012. Using one of his fake identities, Holbrook convinced the woman to send nude photographs of herself to him. He later threatened to email those photographs to her mother’s business contacts unless she

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Catering Chef Seth Deathrage puts chicken in the oven Feb 19 at the Voluntary Action Center. Deathrage and three other chefs make dinners for the inmates at the DeKalb County Jail everyday. By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – Bethany Rowan, DeKalb County Sheriff’s corrections deputy, said inmates at the DeKalb County Jail are a little spoiled when it comes to their food. “A lot of other jails don’t have as much variety on food,” Rowan said. The Voluntary Action Center has been providing all the meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner – for the jail since 1994. Before then, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s wife cooked the meals at the jail. Now, VAC transports about 250 meals a day to feed inmates, which is fewer meals than they used to provide since inmates are being held in other county jails, said Ellen Rogers, VAC associate director.

VAC employees cook the food and drive it to the jail, where deputies distribute it to each cell block. VAC has a contract with the sheriff’s office that is adjusted annually according to the cost of meals. The sheriff’s office has budgeted $194,000 for next year’s food service, but that number could increase if the jail population increases, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott. VAC has remained fair pricewise over the years considering the service they provide, Scott said. Costs so far for 2014 are $2.70 an inmate for lunches and dinners, and $2.16 an inmate for breakfast. In 1995, breakfast cost $1.20 an inmate, lunch was $1.70 and dinner was $1.55. VAC also provides meals for seniors and the disabled through its Meals on Wheels program. “I thought if the food is good enough for se-

niors, then it should be more than good enough for our inmates,” Scott said. Inmates are served breakfast at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and dinner at 4:30 p.m. Food has to meet state standards, which includes providing one hot meal every day, providing between 1,800 to 2,000 calories for adults each day, and having meals available for those with special diets because of health conditions such as diabetes. Nutritional standards include having the food look pleasing to the eye, said DeKalb County Sheriff’s Lt. Joyce Klein. “Food is important to inmates,” Klein said. “There’s not many things they have in jail. When any of their rights cause them to be upset, it can become a problem very quickly.”

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today St. James Knights of Columbus 4th annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast: 7 a.m. to noon at St. James Church Hall, 221 W. Kirke Gate, Lee. Tickets: $6 donation, kids younger than age 5 eat free. Family: $18 donation. For tickets, call Mike Fulco at 815-7621200, Steve Voris at 815-761-6222 or Brian Muetze at 815-824-5003. Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Hinckley Area Food Pantry: 8 to 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave. Overeaters Anonymous Walkand-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore.; call Marilyn at 815-751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Serves the southwest DeKalb County and southeast Lee County. 815-8242228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb. Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. www.rragsna. org; 815-964-5959. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. The public is invited. Group Hope: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road, DeKalb. Free support and discussion meeting for NIU students and DeKalb residents. Call Charles Smith at 815-398-9628 or visit Lightning games: 1:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Club, 311 S. Washington St. www.genoavetshome. us or contact Cindy at crmcorn65@ or 815-751-1509. Monthly community family-style dinner: 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. seatings at Kingston United Methodist Church, 121 W. First St. Dessert included. Donation: $9 for adults; $4 for children. Call 815-784-2010. Back to Basics AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at Cortland Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut St., Cortland. Last Saturday is open meeting. 800-4527990; AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Sunday 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free. Open to all. Sandwich Swings!: 4 to 6 p.m. at Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St., Plano. Singles welcome. Casual dress. Cost is $5 a person. 815-570-9004. Society for Creative Anachronism armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Visit or call 815-739-5788 or 815-986-5403. Bread & Roses women’s chorus practice: 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Call Patty Rieman at 815-758-4897 or visit www.breadandroseschorus. org. DeKalb County Illinois NAACP Adult Chapter: 6 to 7 p.m. at New Hope Church at Twombly and Annie Glidden roads in DeKalb. Contact Kevin Chambliss at tiger39217@ or 815-501-7583. Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.

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EDITOR’S NOTE Eric Olson drop produced a letter from the his girlfriend, Adrienne Hogue, saying that he returns to Texas after his seasonal employment; and that she wants him to come home, where there would be a job waiting for him. A second letter from a longtime acquaintance verified a standing offer of employment. “He would work and if I needed something he sent me money,” Hogue said. “He takes care of us. It’s killing us right now, because I’m trying to find work but I have a 4-year-old and child care is expensive.” DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert signed off on an order saying Waldrop could return to Texas once he was accepted by the state probation authorities there. That’s where it gets complicated. Waldrop wasn’t on vacation when he committed a crime – he was living and working in northern Illinois. So his Texas residency isn’t as clear-cut as someone from another state who was arrested while visiting for the weekend. Despite the signed order of the judge, Waldrop will have to wait as long as 45 days before he learns whether probation authorities in Texas will accept him. There’s nothing that says they have to, either. These types of cases are governed by something called the “interstate compact,” a national agreement between all 50 states that is one of the few things that can supersede a local judge’s order. Tom McCulloch, the DeKalb County public defender who represented Waldrop, said in cases like these, the state bureaucracies make things tougher. Waldrop’s request has to go through an office in Springfield, which will review it and send it on to an office in Austin, Texas, which will forward it to Dallas County probation authorities, who will get to it … when they can, presumably. “We’ve taken a guy who has a place to live and family and a job and he isn’t freezing to death in Texas,” McCulloch said, “and we have sort of involuntarily held him hostage here in Illinois where it’s 2 degrees and he has no job and he has no family and no money.” Waldrop said he feels as though he’s being set up to fail. Hope Haven, the local emergency shelter, requires its guests be DeKalb County residents, which Waldrop is adamant he is not. He doesn’t like panhandling, he said. He knows it could get him arrested. With him living on the streets, chances seem good he could be arrested again – or worse. “You can’t put a person out some-

where and expect them to do something when there’s nothing for them to do other than to wander around and face a vagrancy charge or face a panhandling charge or whatever the case may be,” Waldrop said. “I will either end up deathly sick, jailed or in the hospital within 2 weeks because the human body is not built to survive in weather like this.” Margi Gilmour deals with interstate compact cases all the time. She’s been the head of court services for DeKalb County since 1997. Yes, there’s a lot of bureaucracy involved in allowing movement of people who are in the system, but it serves a purpose, Gilmour said. “Here in Illinois, we don’t want people just coming here willy-nilly and take up residency if they have criminal backgrounds in other states,” she said. Gilmour didn’t want to talk specifically about Waldrop’s case. But she said this issue comes up fairly often for people on probation or parole. “For individuals sentenced in one state that want to move to another state there are all kinds of rules,” Gilmour said. “… There’s a lot of things that come into play to determine if they’re a resident or not, a lot of people don’t meet the definition of residence in the state they want to go live.” Local probation authorities could be fined if they violate the compact rules, Gilmour said. Sometimes people find themselves stuck, either temporarily or permanently, in a place they don’t want to be. “Some people get caught up in a situation where it’s not ideal for them, and they get caught in the state where they were convicted,” Gilmour said. “… My heart goes out to people who are caught in the middle, and we try to do the best we can to facilitate that process and sometimes that takes longer than many people realize.” That leaves Waldrop on the street. His family is unable to send him money. If he travels to a shelter in Aurora or Elgin, he’s not sure how he’d get back to check in with his probation officer. Waldrop said he might ask Judge Stuckert to allow him to stay with one of his co-defendants. Failing that, maybe he’ll try to withdraw his plea and go back to jail, where the taxpayers can pay for his shelter. “At least that way I know I’ll have three meals a day and have a roof over my head to keep me out of the weather,” Waldrop said. “I’m kind of lost, you know?”

• Eric Olson is editor of the Daily Chronicle. Reach him at 815-756-4841 ext. 2257, email eolson@shawmedia. com, or follow him on Twitter @ DC_Editor.


Winter-weary Americans dream of warm weather The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Shannon Frauenholtz has had it with winter. Barely able to stomach the TV news with its images of snowbound cars, she heads to the tanning salon, closes her eyes and imagines she’s back in Mexico, where she’s already vacationed once this winter. She’s toyed with the idea of joining her mother in Hawaii or just driving to an indoor water park, figuring that while the palm trees might be plastic and the “beach” smells of chlorine, at least it’s warm. “I don’t need a vacation. I don’t need the relaxation,” said Frauenholtz, of New Ulm, Minn. “I just need the heat.” All over the Midwest and the East Coast, travel agents are being inundated with a simple request: Get me out of here. And travelers fortunate enough to have escaped are begging hotels to let them stay a little longer. Because they know how miserable people are, warm-weather destinations in California, Arizona and Florida have stepped up their enticements. Trains and billboards in Chicago have been plastered with ads showing beaches and pool scenes. In Philadelphia, one promoter put fiberglass mannequins dressed in flip flops, tank tops and shorts atop taxis with their arms outstretched – a whimsical inducement to “fly” south.

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Bundled up commuters walk past an advertisement for the Hawaiian Islands near a train stop Wednesday in Chicago. With yet another polar vortex like storm system bearing down on many parts of the country, suffering Midwesterners dream about being anywhere but home. Reminding Americans that there are places where nose hairs don’t freeze is an annual tradition. But those in the business of luring visitors to warmer climates say it’s rarely been easier than this season, when “polar vortex” has entered the everyday vocabulary and “Chi-beria” has become popular enough to emblazon on T-shirts. “This year we wanted to have a little more fun with it,” said Susannah

Costello, of Visit Florida, the state’s official marketing organization, which came up with the mannequin idea. The ads showing children and bikini-clad women making snow angels in warm beach sand are more plentiful than in years past, acknowledged Erin Duggan, of Visit Sarasota County. “We did that because we knew winter was shaping up to be brutal,” she said.

LEXINGTON, Miss. – Workers at a Mississippi funeral home said they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag. Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard was called to Walter Williams’ home in Lexington, where family members believed he had died. Howard said Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m. Workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams on Thursday when he started to kick in the body bag. Howard said he believes Williams’ pacemaker stopped working, then started again.

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NIU board raises tuition By KATIE DAHLSTROM

“What we need to be committed to is value. We need to look at the value of what we provide for the cost.” DeKALB – New Northern Illinois University students in the 2014-15 academic year will pay higher tuition rates but also will see slightly lower housing costs. During a special meeting Thursday, the NIU Board of Trustees, by a 6-2 vote, approved a 2 percent inDouglas crease in tuiBaker tion and fees for new students while reducing housing rates by 2.7 percent. Trustee Wheeler Coleman and Student Trustee Elliot Echols voted against the package. For a full-time undergrad-

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uate student with 15 credit hours, tuition will increase by $6.05 a credit hour, or $90.75 a semester. The fixed rate of tuition will remain in effect for nine semesters, in accordance with Illinois’ Truth-In-Tuition law and NIU policy. “Northern Illinois University is committed to affordability and access, and it is our desire to continue to

manage our finances in a public and transparent manner,” NIU President Doug Baker said in a prepared statement. “This package is the result of a careful assessment of costs and benefits in relation to the alignment with NIU’s mission, strategic goals and obligations related to the university’s service of our region.” Trustee Cherilyn Murer voted in favor of the tuition and housing package because she felt it was prudent to follow the recommendation from the administration. “What we need to be committed to is value,” Murer said. “We need to look at the value of what we provide for the cost.” NIU’s interim Chief Financial Officer Nancy Suttenfield said the increase is a necessary hedge against potential

state budget cuts, referencing the state’s temporary tax increase. The decision on tuition, fees and housing rates came earlier than the typical latespring announcement. In June, trustees voted to increase tuition 2 percent for new in-state students and existing graduate for the fall 2013. The accelerated timeline is because of the state appropriation making up a smaller portion of the university’s operating revenue and to allow students more time to review their finances. Tuition for current students remains flat based on the state’s Truth-in-Tuition law, which allows students to attend public universities for four years without a tuition increase.

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Police: DeKalb man had 883 bootleg DVDs States, and $1,118 in cash, court records show. Finley was charged with violation of the Trademark Act, unlawful possession of marijuana with James Finley, intent to deliv33 was also er and unlawful charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The most marijuana. serious charge he faces is typically punishable with probation or up to 7 years in prison. Finley remained in DeKalb County Jail on Friday, unable to post 10 percent of his $100,000 bail. He is next due in court March 13.

By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI DeKALB – DeKalb police found 883 bootleg DVDs while searching the home of a man who claims he sells marijuana to support his own use, according to court records. James Finley, 33, tried to run out the back door before hiding in a basement freezer when police arrived about 5:45 a.m. Thursday to search his home in the 300 block of Hickory Street, court records show. Police said they found 18 grams, a little more than half an ounce, of marijuana in different rooms of the home. They also found hundreds of copies of DVDs, some of movies that had not been released for sale in the United

ISP mail first concealed-carry permits CHICAGO – The last state in the nation to allow people to carry concealed handguns started mailing the coveted licenses to thousands of Illinois gun owners Friday, with supporters praising the Illinois State Police for getting the screening process off the ground quickly. The red, white and blue permits are the size of a driver’s license and include a photo of the license holder. They

cost $150 and are good for five years. So far, 5,000 license applications have been approved and are in the process of being printed and mailed, Illinois State Police Col. Marc Maton said at a news conference in Chicago. The first licenses likely will go to the earliest applicants: firearms instructors and others who submitted electronic fingerprints ahead of the official Jan. 5 launch of the online application process. The early

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Born: Feb. 21, 1936, in Chicago, Ill. Died: Feb. 27, 2014, in Genoa, Ill.

Born: Jan. 21, 1923, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Feb. 26, 2014, in Sycamore, Ill.

GENOA – Corinne P. Budoff, 78, of Genoa, Ill., formerly of Schaumburg, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 27, 2014, at her home in Genoa. Born Feb. 21, 1936, in Chicago, the daughter of Robert and Cora (Behling) Hoger, Corinne married Kenneth R. Budoff on June 30, 1956, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Chicago. They were residents of Schaumburg for 35 years before moving to Genoa in 2001. Mrs. Budoff worked at Western Electric and AT&T for nearly 20 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Burlington and the Ladies Aid of the church. She was formerly a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Schaumburg and the TOPS Club in Palatine. She also volunteered at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, but her favorite hobby was taking care of her family. Surviving are her husband, Ken; four children, Cynthia (Steven) Ninow of Pingree Grove, Tim Budoff and Ronald Budoff, both of Genoa, and Nadine (Paul) Bednarek of Hampshire; six grandchildren, Tiffany Budoff, Amber (Josh) Kubiak, Tim Budoff Jr., Amanda (Jay Elkinton) Ninow, Kailey Bednarek, Ben Bednarek; three great-grandchildren, Claire, Rowan and Olivia; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Hoger Jr.; and sisters, Beverly Sieger and Betty Lou Seils. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, at St. John Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road, Burlington, with Pastor Patrick Pinion officiating. Burial will be at Genoa Cemetery. The visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at St. John Lutheran Church and will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday before the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be directed to the Les Turner ALS Foundation, 5550 W. Touhy Ave., Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077-3254. The Fredrick Funeral Home in Hampshire is assisting the family. For information, call 847-683-2711. To sign the online guest book, visit

DeKALB – Joseph Bernie Crews, 91, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Feb. 26, 2014, at Lincolnshire Place in Sycamore. He was born and raised his family in DeKalb. He was born Jan. 21, 1923, to the late James and Shirley Crews. Joseph had various jobs in the DeKalb area during his lifetime. His most recent employment included the Illinois State Highway Department and Northern Illinois University. Joseph served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in the European Theater during World War II. He was a longtime member of DeKalb’s First United Methodist Church, and also was a former member of the DeKalb Elks. He is survived by his sons and daughters, Richard (Barbara) Crews, Constance (Sam) Weller, Cynthia (Roger) Smith and Jeffrey (Gloria) Crews. He was a proud grandpa to seven grandchildren: Bryan Weller, Jenny Faulkner, Steven Crews, Matt Miller, Lauren Miller, Ryan Crews and Rachel Crews. He also had seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doralee V. Crews; and brothers and sisters, Ida Irene Crews, Lina Beele Crews, Della Elizabeth Hansen, Thomas B. Crews, James W. Crews and Virginia B. Morgan. The family expresses their gratitude to the wonderful care given at Lincolnshire Place. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at RonanMoore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, with Pastor Brian Gilbert of First United Methodist Church of DeKalb officiating. Burial will follow services at Fairview Park Cemetery. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home. To send an online condolence, visit; 815-758-3841. To sign the online guest book,


ALFRED L. LARSEN Born: Oct. 31, 1925, in Sycamore, Ill. Died: Feb. 25, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. TAMPA, Fla. – Alfred L. Larsen, 88, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Maple Park, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home. After 30 years, he is finally reunited with the love of his life, Betty, who has been patiently waiting to spend the rest of eternity in his arms. He was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Sycamore, the son of Nels and Hansine (Olesen) Larsen. He is survived by children, Joel (Veronica) Larsen and Daniel Larsen, both of Tampa; two grandsons, Mark Larsen of Tampa and David (Keri) Larsen, and their children: Violet and Ivy, of Tampa; one sister in-law, Madonna Wise of Colorado; many nieces, nephews and a community of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Nels and Hansine Larsen; three sisters, Marion, Metta and Loretta; and three brothers, Claude, Edward and Robert Larsen. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral to celebrate his life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, at Conley Funeral Home. The Rev. Eun Young Ko, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Maple Park, will officiate, with interment to follow at Gardner Cemetery, Maple Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name to benefit Alfred’s favorite charities. Checks can be made to the “Alfred Larsen Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes also can be forwarded to the same address or at To sign the online guest book, visit

JEANETTE B. ‘JAN’ STRUTHERS LORD Born: June 25, 1921, in Fort Collins, Colo. Died: Feb. 23, 2014, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Jeanette Lord died peacefully at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, with family and

friends at her side after fighting a three-month battle with cancer. Left to mourn are her niece, Mary Masterson; Mary’s daughter, Teri (Ron) Benner; and greatgreat-nieces, Kendra and Lauren Magness and Hannah Benner; and great-great-nephew, Cole Benner. Jan was preceded in death by her husband, Lee L. Lord; her parents, James E. Struthers and Hannah M. Olson Struthers; her sister, Harriet May Baglieri; her nephew, Mark Masterson; and great-niece, Patricia L. Magness. Services were Friday, Feb. 28, at Forest Lawn Chapel in Palm Desert, Calif., with inurnment at Cortland’s Mound Rest Cemetery at a later date. Condolences can be sent to Mary Masterson, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, DeKalb, IL 60115. For additional information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd. com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

DAVID D. SHAFFER Born: April 20, 1967, in Brockport, N.Y. Died: Feb. 25, 2014, in Machesney Park, Ill. MACHESNEY PARK – David D. Shaffer, 46, of Machesney Park, Ill., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at home. Born April 20, 1967, in Brockport, N.Y., the son of Donald D. and Jacqueline J. (Mahle) Shaffer, David married Jacinda Ann “Cindy” Justice on Jan. 12, 1991, in Reedsburg, Wis. After attending Madison Area Technical College, David was employed by Fleet Lift Truck Service as a roadside mechanic and serviceman for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; sons, Kris Shaffer and Matthew Justice; granddaughter, Annastasia Justice; sisters, Joan (husband, Jerry) Hollendyke and Sioban “Sharon” (wife, Audrey) Deschner; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jasmine Justice; parents; and father-in-law, Larry Justice. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at

Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. The visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. March 8 at Anderson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the David D. Shaffer Memorial Fund for the education of David’s son, Kristopher, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit


DeKalb County Brandon J. Schroeder, 19, of the 1300 block of Stevenson Drive, DeKalb, was charged Thursday, Feb. 27, with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Alexis L. Wachowski, 20, of the 9100 block of Route 72, Kingston, was charged Friday, Feb. 28, with possession of drug paraphernalia. Hortencia M. Aguirre, 39, of the 900 block of East State Street, Sycamore, was charged Friday, Feb. 28, with endangering the life of a child.

MALTA – John Allen Wold, 80, formerly of DeKalb and Malta, Ill., passed away Feb. 14, 2014. Born Jan. 2, 1934, in South Elgin, John was a retired high school principal and business owner. John’s teaching career began in Malta. Later in his career he would return to Malta High School as principal. The last 10 years of John’s educational career were spent in Downers Grove district as head of their G.O.A.L. program for “at risk” students. John also owned/operated Wold Cleaners in Yorkville. John leaves behind his wife, Arlene Davids Wold; son, Phillip (Martha) Wold of Georgia; daughter, Elizabeth Wold of California; grandchildren, Allison Anderson, Lauren Wold and Christopher Chimenti; stepchildren, Don (Paula) Davids, Mike (Mary) Davids, Marcia (Mike) Thibault and Marty (Cindy) Davids; and step-grandchildren, Jenni Davids, Brian Davids, Jacob Davids and Dalton Thibault. The visitation with family will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, with memorial service at 4:30 p.m. and light supper after at English Congregational United Church of Christ, 301 Rhodes Ave., Big Rock. In lieu of flowers, donate in John’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at To sign the online guest book, visit

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Sycamore school students wrap up book program By DEBBIE BEHRENDS SYCAMORE – More than 100 Southeast Elementary students roll out of bed and get to school early just to read with a book club. Sponsored by the school’s PTO and organized by school librarian Michele Whisenhunt, the Book Blazers book club is open to second- through fifth-grade students. On Friday, the group celebrated its last weekly session with breakfast and by reading together, discussing the book they’re all reading and playing games related to the books they read. With the club in its 10th year, Whisenhunt said the group grows each year. “When I first started here, I was ordering about 25 copies total,” Whisenhunt said. “Now, I order about 35 for each grade level, and sometimes I have to order more for the parents.”

Books read by the Book Blazers • Second-graders – “The One and Only Stuey Lewis” by Jane Schoenberg • Third-graders – “Edgar Allen’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook” by Mary Amato • Fourth-graders – “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry • Fifth-graders – “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan

On the Net To see a video about Friday’s session, go to The PTO purchases the books, which the students keep, and parents donate food and drink for breakfast. With the support of the parents, the biggest challenge for Whisenhunt is finding a book everyone will enjoy. “I try to stick with books on the Illinois Reading List, but it’s hard to find a book for

Newly released papers show Clintons’ early health care concerns By KEN THOMAS and PHILIP ELLIOTT The Associated Press WASHINGTON –Bill Clinton’s aides revealed concern early in his presidency about the health care overhaul effort led by his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and later about what they saw as a need to soften her image, according to documents released Friday. Hillary Clinton now is a potential 2016 presidential contender. The National Archives released about 4,000 pages of previously confidential documents involving the former president’s administration, providing a glimpse into the ultimately unsuccessful struggles of his health care task force, led by the first lady, and other Clinton priorities such as the U.S. economy and a major trade agreement. Hillary Clinton’s potential White House campaign has increased interest in Clinton Presidential Library documents from her husband’s administration during the 1990s and her own decades in public service. A former secretary of state and New York senator, Hillary Clinton is the leading Democratic contender to succeed President Barack Obama, although she has not said whether she will run. Friday’s documents included memos related to the former president’s ill-fated health care reform proposal in 1993 and 1994, a plan that

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in New Orleans. failed to win support in Congress and turned into a rallying cry for Republicans in the 1994 midterm elections. As first lady, Hillary Clinton chaired her husband’s health care task force, largely meeting in secret to develop a plan to provide universal health insurance coverage. White House aides expressed initial optimism about her ability to help craft and enact a major overhaul of U.S. health care. “The first lady’s months of meetings with the Congress has produced a significant amount of trust and confidence by the members in her ability to help produce a viable health reform legislative product with the president,” said an undated and unsigned document, which was cataloged with others from April 1993. The document urged quick action, warning that enthusiasm for health reform “will fade over time.” Inboden’s Own


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intervene in Ukraine. Obama himself bluntly warned of unspecified “costs” for Russia. “Any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing,” Obama declared. Such action by Russia would represent a “profound interference” in matters that must be decided by the Ukrainian people, he said.

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials said Friday that President Barack Obama may scrap plans to attend an international summit in Russia this summer and could also halt discussions on deepening trade ties with Moscow, raising specific possible consequences if Russia should

While the president spoke only of “reports” of military movements inside Ukraine, the officials said the U.S does believe that Russia is intervening. A spokesman for the Ukrainian border service said eight Russian transport planes had landed with unknown cargo in Crimea.

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8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Is the tea party racist or extreme? To the Editor: With many liberals and Democrats calling us racists and some Republicans calling us extremists, it’s time that we clarify for you what the tea party movement is all about, especially the part of it here in DeKalb County. While in a multifaceted group of about 50,000 Americans I’m sure there are a few, the overwhelming majority of tea party folks are neither racists nor extremists. How could we be racists when one of our favorites for president in the 2012 elections was Herman Cain, a highly successful businessman who happens to be black? Other African-Americans to whom we look to for leadership are prominent neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson; Sen. Tim Scott; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; former Congressman Allen West; economist Thomas Sowell and many, many other people of color. And don’t forget Govs. Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal, two conservatives whose parents emigrated from India; and Gov. Susana Martinez and Sen. Marco Rubio, both Hispanics. These are not token mouthpieces as described recently. These are true conservatives and tea party supporters. They are too intelligent, accomplished and independent to be puppets of anyone. Take

the time to hear and read what they have to say. You might find you agree with them. We are extremists only if you believe it is extreme to believe that the United States Constitution, as written and amended, is extreme. We believe that, as intended by our founders in the 10th Amendment, the federal government’s power and reach should be only what our Constitution specifies. Federal spending should likewise be limited to carrying out these responsibilities as cost efficiently as possible. All other responsibilities are the states’ and the people’s – an arrangement that places these responsibilities closest to the needs they are meant to serve Furthermore, the rights of the people affirmed and protected therein are sacrosanct. If you feel our Constitution should be changed, do so by amending it – not by executive, legislative or judicial activism. Otherwise our freedoms are in great jeopardy. Think, no matter your beliefs, of the worst composition of the presidency, Congress and Supreme Court you can imagine. What if they were in charge? Our Constitution’s limits on federal power provide a healthy economic environment for our system of free enterprise funded by private capital – the same economic system that has provided us opportunity and prosperity beyond that of all other systems.

not just in rental properties, they are throughout the entire comBill Godfrey munity, therefore these additional Sycamore employees should be paid for by Board Member, DeKalb County Tea Party the city’s general fund (not just the landlords). Area landlords support It was understood when the safe, quality housing ordinances were being written To the Editor: that the “disorderly house” and the As President of the DeKalb Area “building code violation” elements Rental Association, I was recentwould be equally addressed across ly interviewed for a front-page the community for both owner-ocstory in the Feb. 27 edition of the cupied and rental housing. HowevDaily Chronicle about the City er, all we hear about is the rental of DeKalb’s Crime Free Housing property violations. Bureau (“Growing pains: Crime Finally, DARA strongly supports Free Housing Bureau gets mixed community success. DARA is a reviews”). member of the Chamber of ComAlthough the article was essenmerce, promotes neighborhood tially factual, I would like to clarand building watch programs, ify a few elements where points which I made, or intended to make, meets with the mayor and police chief to support our common during the interview, were not goals, and we generate ideas and included in the article. efficiencies such as Code Watch. First, the communication DARA also meets with Northern between police and landlords Illinois University administration has greatly improved since the program has gone into effect. This leaders promoting relationships does provide landlords additional between NIU and the city, and tools to better control or evict supporting our common goals of tenants who violate their lease. increased enrollment and retenSecond, it is difficult to determine tion. the effectiveness of the housing DARA promotes safe and affordbureau program due to its short able quality housing, fair business duration, lack of baseline inforpractices and the preservation of mation for which to compare, and property rights. If you are a landmany items that vary from year to lord, visit our website DARAnow. year. com and consider joining our Third, before the program, association! many code violations were not addressed due to lack of city Brad Rubeck staffing. But code violations are President, DeKalb Area Rental Association Is this racist or extreme?

Why those in power should act like adults Most of us can remember feeling that someone had done us a great injustice. On those occasions, we want nothing more than to exact revenge. I remember being unfairly treated as a lowly ROTC cadet by one of the sergeants who resented the fact that my brother had been promoted to captain and company commander over him. I was ambitious and worked extremely hard, resulting in my promotion in record time to the rank of colonel and city executive officer. This individual was now firmly under my command, and I could have wreaked havoc in his life. Instead, I chose to give him extra responsibilities. Responding to the challenge, he proved himself to be quite capable, earning further promotions. Because I resisted the urge to retaliate, we both won. This same principle applies in politics. Unfortunately, in the past, we have been a reactionary country, resulting in political shifts back and forth from left to right without a lot of forward progress. After attaining power, both sides act in ways that are less than honorable, but they justify their actions by citing similar transgressions performed by the other side. This immature behavior is vividly exhibited by President Barack Obama in his shameless use of executive orders to try to force the eventual

VIEWS Ben S. Carson success of “Obamacare.” Administration supporters defend his strategy by pointing out that previous presidents have issued more executive orders than Obama. It’s not the quantity of executive orders that matters, but their impact. In the current controversy, a massive politically motivated government program was forced on half of the population. No legislation of this magnitude ever had been passed in the history of the United States by one party with unanimous opposition by the other party. Each executive order to sustain “Obamacare” is like pouring salt in a wound. Furthermore, the concept of seeking common ground is further damaged. When the political pendulum swings again, it is imperative that those in power act like “the adults in the room” and govern in a lawful and constitutional manner. This means refraining from the use of excessive government interference. It also means an evenhanded enforcement of all of our laws rather than repeating the Obama administration’s practice of selective law enforce-

ment. Adult governance is founded upon objectivity, not ideology. The American people have suffered through decades of power-drunk politicians, many of whom practiced deceitful manipulation. This has caused tens of millions of Americans to abandon in disgust their duty to be informed and responsible voters, which only makes the situation worse. As it was in the days of the Founding Fathers, it is now necessary for ordinary Americans to engage their neighbors, friends and colleagues in serious discussions about what kind of nation they want to pass on to their children and grandchildren. The power to reverse the deterioration of our nation is within the hands of “we the people.” We must realize that our countrymen are not our enemies, and we must understand that we cannot rely on those in the media and in politics to tell us the truth. We need to go beyond them and rely on ourselves to craft a truly free America that works for all of us. This means we must become informed voters and use our votes effectively to choose the kind of leadership that represents the will of the people.

• Ben S. Carson is professor emeritus of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University.

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Illinois has big problems. Years of fiscal mismanagement and incompetent leadership have compromised the state’s economic future. Illinois’ five public pension systems are underfunded by more than $100 billion. The state ended 2013 with more than $7 billion in unpaid bills. lllinois’ credit rating has been downgraded five times since 2011, meaning taxpayers must pay much more in interest when the state borrows money. Moody’s Analytics predicted that Illinois will be dead last among all 50 U.S. states in job growth in 2014. It’s clear that those running state government have failed and change is long past due. On March 18, Republican primary voters have an opportunity to select the candidate they want to run against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in the November general election. State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard are making a second run for the office. (Brady won the GOP nomination four years ago before losing a close election to Quinn.) Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford also is running, although his campaign has been rocked by sexual harassment charges leveled by a former staffer. Rounding out the field is businessman Bruce Rauner, whom we endorse. Rauner is not a career politician. In fact, this is his first run for public office. He supports term limits and, if he is elected, pledges to serve only two terms. He’s independently wealthy and will not be beholden to the special interest groups who have helped to corrupt Springfield. He will not be afraid to stand up to the powerful public employee unions that have resisted change. His wealth was not given to him. He earned it during a lifelong career as an investor and businessman. Rauner is blunt when assessing the state’s many problems. Workers’ compensation is crushing businesses and an impediment to job growth. Despite a recent reform measure, public pensions are overly generous and unsustainable in the long term. The state’s tax system is unduly burdensome to both taxpayers and businesses and needs to be reformed. Rauner knows big changes need to be made to get the state back on the right path. Despite the many challenges, and the fact that whoever wins the governor’s seat more than likely will have to work with Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton and a Democrat-controlled General Assembly, Rauner is confident he can get the job done. He has a genuine love for Illinois and a desire to improve the quality of life here. Rauner also knows his limitations. He admits that he himself doesn’t have all the answers, but he promises to surround himself with the best and brightest and work as hard as necessary to succeed, just as he has in his professional life. Rauner has the energy, the charisma and the financial backing to stand up to Quinn in the fall and win. In the Republican primary for governor, we endorse Rauner.


It should be easy to vote with many hours, locations Thumbs up: To making it easy to cast a ballot. Early voting began this week and runs through March 15 for the March 18 primary. Too busy to cast a vote on Election Day? Vote early; hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, and locations are set up in DeKalb, Sycamore, Kirkland and Sandwich. Primaries typically have dismal voter turnout, but this election will decide who the candidates are for statewide races like governor. With options multiplying, it’s getting harder and harder to find an excuse not to exercise your right to vote. Thumbs down: To redevelopment falling through. This week, a Chicago developer announced it was abandoning plans to rehab the building at 145 Fisk Ave. for use as apartments. The building once housed St. Mary’s Hospital and later the District 428 administrative offices. Adding apartments to the area just a few blocks from downtown would have been in keeping with city plans, but the developer said this week that further review there was “too much risk” in the deal. The 18,000-square-foot building is once again on the market, listed for almost $700,000 – but the price is negotiable. Thumbs up: To spelling all the words. On Feb. 22 at the DeKalb County Spelling Bee, after all the other contestants had missed words, Somonauk Middle School student Keith Mokry and Sycamore Middle School’s Matthew Rogers went word-for-word for 66 rounds, until they had spelled all the words on the list. Their epic spell-off has attracted regional and national attention. The spelling bee will resume on March 8, with the winner receiving an all-expenses-paid trip to National Harbor, Md., to represent DeKalb County in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, courtesy of the Daily Chronicle.

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Low pressure will move through the area bringing snow by the evening hours and continue into early Sunday. The snow may be heavy at times with total accumulations by Sunday morning of 3-6 inches. A second area of low pressure will move south of the area Sunday afternoon, but northerly winds will drive temperatures back into the teens through Tuesday.



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If today’s weather roared, what will happen?

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Former NIU football players, including Chandler Harnish and Chad Spann, return to give back to DeKalb and Sycamore communities. PAGE B3

SECTION B Saturday, March 1, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



Huskies on the road in 4 of last 5 games NIU’s 2014 schedule AP photo

WAC suspends 2 players for postgame brawl A wild postgame brawl after a contentious game between Utah Valley and New Mexico State highlighted the risks when fans and players collide. The Western Athletic Conference suspended New Mexico State junior guard K.C. Ross-Miller for two games and senior forward Renaldo Dixon for one for violating the league’s sportsmanship policy after its review of the melee Thursday night in Orem, Utah. Ross-Miller hurled the ball at Utah Valley’s Holton Hunsaker seconds after the Wolverines’ 66-61 victory over the Aggies. The ball hit Hunsaker – the son of Utah Valley coach Dick Hunsaker – in the leg. Some of the fans who stormed the court after the victory got caught up in the chaos and punches were thrown. New Mexico State guard DK Eldridge was in the middle of the scrum before he was dragged away by Aggies coaches as order was restored. With the victory, the Wolverines claimed the top spot in the conference standings – their first year in the WAC. Although the brawl was touched off by Ross-Miller’s actions, it sparked renewed debate about player and fan interactions, and the dangers posed when fans rush the court. It was one of several incidents involving fans and players or coaches in recent months. Oklahoma State All-America guard Marcus Smart charged into the stands Feb. 8 at Texas Tech and shoved a fan. Smart was suspended for three games and the fan later apologized for make a derogatory remark to Smart. Also in February, Oregon coach Dana Altman expressed concerns about safety after two of his staffers said an Arizona State student spit at them at halftime of a game in Tempe, Ariz. Ducks guard Jason Calliste had a verbal confrontation with at least one student late in the first half. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Pittsburgh at Blackhawks, 7 p.m., NBC No introductions needed. Not for the conditions, not even for two of the NHL’s best teams facing off for the first time in two-plus years. Sidney Crosby and the Penguins take on Jonathan Toews and the Hawks oat Soldier Field in the finale of the successful NHL Stadium Series. For more, see Page B2.

• The rest of the weekend TV sports schedule on Page B2.

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

Date Opponent Time Aug. 28 vs. Presbyterian TBA Sept. 6 at Northwestern TBA Sept. 13 at UNLV TBA Sept. 20 at Arkansas TBA Oct. 4 vs. Kent State * TBA Oct. 11 vs. Central Michigan * TBA Oct. 18 vs. Miami (Ohio) * TBA Oct. 25 at Eastern Michigan * TBA Nov. 5 at Ball State * 7 p.m. Nov. 11 vs. Toledo * 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Ohio * 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at Western Michigan * TBA * Mid-American Conference game

Three midweek contests on ’14 slate By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Northern Illinois football’s 2014 schedule, which was released Friday afternoon by the Mid-American Conference, once again will feature three midweek games. The Huskies will visit Ball State on Wednesday, Nov. 5, before hosting Toledo on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and visiting Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 18. All three

More online For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to game times are scheduled for 7 p.m. NIU closes out the regular season Friday, Nov. 28, at Western Michigan. NIU opens the season Thursday, Aug. 28 with FCS opponent Presbyterian, one of four nonconference games

for the Huskies. NIU will visit Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 6, head out to Las Vegas on Sept. 13 to take on UNLV and play at Arkansas on Sept. 20. The Huskies open MAC play Saturday, Oct. 4 against Kent State, and will host its first MAC West game Oct. 11, when they host Central Michigan. On Saturday, Oct. 18, NIU will host Miami (Ohio). NIU closes out the Saturday portion of its schedule Oct. 25 at Eastern Michigan. Four out of NIU’s last five games will be on the road.

See HUSKIES, page B3


NI Big 12 East co-champs

Monica Maschak –

Sycamore’s Daniel Evans drives to the basket and looks for a shot in the second quarter of Friday night’s Northern Illinois Big 12 East contest against Morris in Sycamore. The Spartans won, 60-30, to earn a share of the conference title with Morris and Kaneland, which also finished with 7-3 records in league play.

Dominant defense propels Spartans to share of NI Big 12 East crown By ROSS JACOBSON SYCAMORE – Jake Winters and some of Sycamore’s other seniors talked during the summer about the possibility of winning the Northern Illinois Big 12 East in football, basketball and baseball. None of the three teams did so last year, with each coming agonizingly close to conference titles that largely have eluded Sycamore in recent years. But after football won its first NI Big 12 East crown, the boys basketball team, made up of many seniors who also played football in the fall, looked destined to make it 2 for 2. Sycamore’s active 2-3 zone shut down Morris’ offense and the Spartans shot 54 percent from the field on their way to a dominating 60-30 victory that gave them a share of the conference crown. Morris and Kaneland also finished at 7-3 in the conference for a three-way tie. “That’s kind of been our senior

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos and more – log on to class goal is to win conference in all three,” said Winters, also a receiver for Sycamore’s 12-1 football team. “It’s awesome to say that we won conference on senior night. That’s great.” Sycamore (20-7, 7-3 NI Big 12 East), usually a pressure man-to-man team, used its zone to force four consecutive Morris turnovers to start the game. That was a theme throughout the first half as Morris ended the second quarter with barely more shots attempted (14) than turnovers (12). “That’s the best 32 minutes of defense we’ve played. We typically don’t play a lot of zone, but we thought that gave us the best chance to win,” Sycamore coach Andrew Stacy said.

See SPARTANS, page B3

Monica Maschak –

Sycamore’s Maxx Miller throws up a shot in the second quarter of Friday night’s game against in Sycamore.


Hein moves on to 3 finals By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF DeKalb-Sycamore sophomore Daniel Hein found a little redemption in Friday’s boys swimming and diving state meet preliminaries. After failing to qualify for the finals as a freshman, Hein made it through in both of his individual events and one team relay at Evanston High School. Hein, who will be seeded fifth in the 100-yard backstroke championship finals after finishing in 50.87 seconds, Sandy Bressner – competed in the sixth of eight heats. DeKalb-Sycamore co-op sophomore Daniel Hein competes in the 100-yard butterfly Winning the waiting game only sweetduring the boys swimming and diving state preliminaries Friday at Evanston High School. ened his celebration.

“Yeah, definitely really nerve-racking,” Hein said. “Only so many guys can get ahead of you, and all you can do is watch.” Hein finished the 100 butterfly in 50.68 seconds, placing in a tie for ninth and breaking his own varsity record. He’ll swim in the consolation finals today. “He’ll join an elite group of guys. He’s one of five guys that have ever [qualified for the finals],” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “He’s joining a short list of elite swimmers out of DeKalb.”

See SWIMMING, page B3


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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Track Burlington Central at DeKalb, 9 a.m. Girls Track Burlington Central at DeKalb, 9 a.m.

MONDAY Boys Basketball Genoa-Kingston vs. Montini in Class 3A Genoa-Kingston Regional quarterfinal, 7 p.m. DeKalb vs. Belvidere North in Class 4A Belvidere North Regional quarterfinal, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY Boys Basketball Sycamore vs. Genoa-Kingston/Montini winner in Class 3A Genoa-Kingston Regional semifinal, 7 p.m. Indian Creek vs. River Ridge in Class 1A River Ridge Sectional semifinal, 7 p.m. Kaneland vs. Glenbard SouthAurora Central Catholic winner in Class 3A Kaneland Regional semifinal, 7 p.m. Girls Track Sycamore hosts quadrangular, 4 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Fleck to be inducted in Kaneland Hall of Fame Former Northern Illinois receiver and current Western Michigan football coach P.J. Fleck will be inducted into the Kaneland Hall of Fame this spring. Kaneland announced this year’s Hall of Fame class, which includes Fleck, Gary Nickels, Rick Schairer, Christine Heath, John McQuade and Joe Thorgesen. Fleck led Kaneland to consecutive football state championships in 1997 and 1998 before starring for NIU in the early 2000s. Nickels and Schairer will be honored May 5 at Kaneland, Heath will be inducted on May 14 and McQuade, Fleck and Thorgesen will be honored June 2. All community members are invited to a dessert reception before the inductions starting at 6:15 p.m. on the respective dates.

Sisler drives in winning run for NIU baseball team The Northern Illinois baseball team defeated Southern Illinois, 1-0, in the series opener Friday. Pitcher Eli Anderson hurled 7⅓ innings, striking out eight while scattering five hits and allowing two walks. Both NIU (1-6-1) and SIU (5-3) combined for only nine hits in the game in Marion. “It was a very good, clean college baseball game today,” NIU coach Ed Mathey said in a news release. “Runs were at a premium, as was third base. I thought both defenses were solid today, with the exception of a failed pickoff attempt on our part. “The run held and we’re happy for that. As long as we continue to play clean defensively and continue to be opportunistic like we were today, it’s going to help us win some ball games down the road.” NIU scored the game’s only run in the second inning, when Landon Tenhagen led off the frame with a walk. He was pushed to second on a groundout and driven in on a single to right field from NIU sophomore and DeKalb High graduate Brian Sisler.

DeKalb Super-Sectional tickets on sale Tickets for the Class 3A and 4A DeKalb Super-Sectional boys basketball games are on sale at the DeKalb High School Athletic Office. The two games March 18 at the NIU Convocation Center start at 6 p.m. for the 3A game and at 8 p.m. for the 4A game. Tickets are $10 each and the athletic office is open from 7 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. – Staff reports

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Hawks head outdoors again Novelty of games hasn’t worn off for Keith and Co. By MARK LAZERUS CHICAGO – The first time Duncan Keith played in one of these outdoor games, he was flat-out nervous. Not because of the attention the game received. Not because of the chilly temperatures. Not because of the world-record crowd of 113,411. Not even because of the four pillars of fire that shot up from each corner of the rink. No, the nervousness was for a far simpler reason than that. “That was my first college game,” Keith said of “The Big Chill at the Big House” in 2001. Keith’s Michigan State squad was thumped by rival Michigan, 5-0, but the experience stuck with him. Now heading into his third outdoor game tonight at Soldier Field against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the novelty hasn’t faded. “It’s pretty cool every time,” he said. “It’s an experience.” If the 2001 game had the record crowd, and the 2009 Winter Classic had the allure and the wind of Wrigley Field, the Soldier Field Stadium Series game might be special for a different reason – a wind chill in the single digits and a 70 percent chance of snow. While the NHL and NBC are certainly hoping for snow – what’s the point of an outdoor game in Chicago in the winter if it doesn’t snow? – the Blackhawks won’t be rooting for it. “No, no, not for me,” Patrick Sharp said. “It want it nice and warm. I want it to be good ice, and as normal as possible.” In other words, the Hawks would prefer a night just like Friday night. It was in the 20s with little wind during their 7 p.m. practice session. Both the Hawks and the Penguins (who practiced in the afternoon) raved about the quality of the ice. “I thought it was great, as good as it could be, being outdoors,” Keith said. “Really good. Hopefully the weather stays nice.” As the Red Wings and Maple Leafs learned during their frigid, snowy Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on Jan.

By MARK LAZERUS CHICAGO – The road back to the Stanley Cup Final for the Blackhawks always has seemed destined to go through St. Louis. Well, that road just got a little steeper. The Blues made the first big trade deadline splash, acquiring goaltender Ryan Miller and center Steve Ott from the Buffalo Sabres. St. Louis sent goalie

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Friday’s Results Bulls 100, Dallas 91 Cleveland 99, Utah 79 Oklahoma City 113, Memphis 107 Golden State 126, New York 103 San Antonio 92, Charlotte 82 Sacramento at L.A. Lakers (n) New Orleans at Phoenix (n) Today’s Games Washington at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Houston, 7 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Memphis, 8 p.m. Denver at Portland, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 9 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.


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Work continued Thursday to transform Soldier Field for today’s NHL Stadium Series game between the Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins.

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1, a snowy surface makes crisp passing nearly impossible. It also slows the pace of the game down significantly. So two of the most skilled teams in the league might have to ugly it up a bit to score any goals. Winds of up to 15 mph won’t help, either. “We’re next to Lake Michigan, so who knows?” Jonathan Toews said. “We’ve got to be ready for anything. That’s part of the game.” Beyond the chance of snow, there are plenty of intriguing story lines entering the game. Corey Crawford’s specially designed Stadium Series mask apparently was stolen, and

Crawford has no idea where it is. Because of injuries, this is Sidney Crosby’s first game in Chicago since Jan. 13, 2005, his rookie season. He has never played against Toews. And just a week ago, Keith, Sharp and Toews were teammates with Crosby and Chris Kunitz, winning a gold medal with Team Canada at the Olympics. Then there’s the simple fact that these are two of the best teams in hockey, so any meeting – indoors or out – is a big deal. “Obviously, it’s a big game,” Keith said. “There’s a lot of attention, a lot of talk about the stadium and rightfully so,

being outdoors and stuff. But we’ve got a job to do. That’s a good team with a lot of skill. They went far last year in the playoffs for a reason. It’s going to be a tough game.” And a memorable one – come rain, snow, sleet, or gloom of night. OK, probably not rain. Way too cold for that. “Who knows what the weather’s going to be like?” Sharp said. “It’s going to be the same for both teams. You’ve just got to adjust to however you feel out there. Understand it’s not going to be perfect, but enjoy the experience and play the best you can.”

Jaroslav Halak, winger Chris Stewart, a prospect and two draft picks to Buffalo. “Loading up, it looks like,” Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith said. Miller, a world-class g o a l i e w h o ’ s Ryan Miller been playing well while languishing for the last-place Sabres, solidifies what

might be the best back end in the league. “They’re going to be a dangerous team,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “They’ve been a dangerous team all year long, and one of the top teams in the league.” The Blues are tied with the Hawks for first in the Central Division, with three games in hand. With the new divisional playoff format, the Hawks and Blues could meet in the second

round of the playoffs. The Blues have won all three meetings against the Hawks this year, the last two in shootouts. “They’ll be on our radar,” Jonathan Toews said. “We know they’re a pretty tough team to beat.” Miller is 15-22-3 this season, with a 2.72 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage behind a lousy Sabres squad. The 11-year veteran has 47 playoff games under his belt.

Michigan at Penn St., 2:30 p.m., BTN Soccer Premier League, Chelsea at Fulham, 8:55 a.m., NBCSN Premier League, Liverpool at Southampton, 11:25 a.m., NBCSN Gymnastics American Cup, noon, NBC Men’s hockey Ohio St. at Michigan, noon, BTN Penn St. at Minnesota, 6 p.m., NBCSN Motorsports AMA Supercross, 6:30 p.m., FS1 Boxing Champion Orlando Salido (40-122) vs. Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0-0), for WBO featherweight title; super middleweights, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1) vs. Bryan Vera (23-7-0), 8:45 p.m., HBO

Pro hockey Philadelphia at Washington, 11 a.m., NBC Heritage Classic, Ottawa vs. Vancouver, 3 p.m., NBCSN Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m., NBCSN Men’s basketball Wisconsin at Penn St., 11 a.m., BTN George Mason at George Washington, 12:30 p.m., NBCSN Purdue at Iowa, 1 p.m., BTN Marquette at Villanova, 1 p.m., CBS Ohio St. at Indiana, 3 p.m., CBS Georgia Tech at Florida St., 5 p.m., ESPNU Stanford at Arizona, 7 p.m., ESPNU Oregon St. at UCLA, 8 p.m., FS1 Women’s basketball Duke at North Carolina, noon, ESPN Nebraska at Purdue, 1 p.m., ESPN2 West Virginia at Baylor, 1:30 p.m., FS1 Iowa at Illinois, 3 p.m., BTN Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 3 p.m., ESPN2 Indiana at Michigan St., 5 p.m., BTN Soccer Premier League, Cardiff at Tottenham, 10:25 a.m., NBCSN

8WEEKEND TV SPORTSWATCH TODAY’S SCHEDULE Men’s basketball Massachusetts at Dayton, 10 a.m., ESPNU Cincinnati at Connecticut, 11 a.m., ESPN Vanderbilt at Tennessee, 11 a.m., ESPN2 South Florida at Rutgers, 11 a.m., ESPNEWS Northern Iowa at Indiana St., noon, ESPNU Louisville at Memphis, 1 p.m., CBS Missouri St. at Wichita St., 1 p.m., ESPN Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, 1 p.m., ESPN2 Auburn at Alabama, 2 p.m., ESPNU Saint Joseph’s at St. Bonaventure, 2 p.m., NBCSN Illinois at Michigan St., 3 p.m., ESPN2 Illinois St. at Southern Illinois, 3 p.m., CSN Central Florida at Southern Methodist, 3 p.m., ESPNEWS LSU at Florida, 3 p.m., CBS Syracuse at Virginia, 3 p.m., ESPN Northwestern at Nebraska, 4 p.m., ESPNU Creighton at Xavier, 4 p.m., FS1 La Salle at Fordham, 4 p.m., NBCSN

Central Division W L Pct Indiana 44 13 .772 Bulls 32 26 .552 Cleveland 24 36 .400 Detroit 23 35 .397 Milwaukee 11 46 .193 Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 32 26 .552 Brooklyn 27 29 .482 New York 21 38 .356 Boston 20 39 .339 Philadelphia 15 43 .259 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 41 14 .745 Washington 30 28 .517 Charlotte 27 31 .466 Atlanta 26 31 .456 Orlando 18 42 .300


Buffalo trades Miller, Ott to St. Louis


Minnesota at Michigan, 5 p.m., BTN Kentucky at South Carolina, 5 p.m., ESPN Saint Louis at Virginia Commonwealth, 5 p.m., ESPN2 Iowa St. at Kansas St., 6 p.m., ESPNU UC Santa Barbara at UC Davis, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Kansas at Oklahoma St., 8 p.m., ESPN Houston at Temple, 8 p.m., ESPNU Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s (Calif.), 9 p.m., ESPN2 Cal Poly at UC Irvine, 10 p.m., ESPNU CIAA tournament, championship, teams TBD, midnight (delayed tape), ESPNU Auto racing NASCAR, Sprint Cup, The Profit on CNBC 500 practice, 10 a.m., FS1 NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Blue Jeans Go Green 200, 2:45 p.m., ABC Golf PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, third round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., NBC Women’s basketball UTEP at Rice, 11 a.m., FSN DePaul at St. John’s, noon, FS1 Creighton at Marquette, 2 p.m., FS1

SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE Pro basketball New York at Bulls, noon, ABC Auto racing NASCAR, Sprint Cup, The Profit on CNBC 500, 2 p.m., FOX Golf PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, final round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., NBC

Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 58 37 16 5 79 180 130 Montreal 61 33 21 7 73 155 149 Tampa Bay 59 33 21 5 71 170 148 Toronto 61 32 22 7 71 182 187 Detroit 60 28 20 12 68 159 165 Ottawa 60 26 23 11 63 170 197 Florida 59 22 30 7 51 143 188 Buffalo 60 18 34 8 44 122 180 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 59 40 15 4 84 191 144 N.Y. Rangers 60 33 24 3 69 157 147 Philadelphia 60 30 24 6 66 165 174 Washington 60 28 23 9 65 176 179 Columbus 59 29 25 5 63 172 166 New Jersey 60 25 22 13 63 140 148 Carolina 59 26 24 9 61 147 165 N.Y. Islanders 61 23 30 8 54 169 204 Two points for win, one point for OT loss Friday’s Results Buffalo 4, San Jose 2 Colorado 4, Phoenix 2 Minnesota at Vancouver (n) St. Louis at Anaheim (n) Today’s Games Pittsburgh vs. Blackhawks at Soldier Field, 7 p.m. Washington at Boston, noon New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, noon N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, noon Florida at Columbus, 1 p.m. Winnipeg at Nashville, 2 p.m. Tampa Bay at Dallas, 2 p.m. Carolina at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 6 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 11:30 a.m. San Jose at New Jersey, 2 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m. Ottawa vs. Vancouver at Vancouver, British Columbia, 3 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Colorado, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Carolina at Anaheim, 7 p.m.

MLB SPRING TRAINING Friday’s Results L.A. Dodgers 5, White Sox 0 L.A. Angels 15, Cubs 3 Toronto 4, Pittsburgh 2 Minnesota 8, Boston 2 N.Y. Yankees 7, Detroit (ss) 4 Philadelphia 10, Detroit (ss) 6 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 2 Miami 5, St. Louis 4 Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 4 San Francisco (ss) 4, Milwaukee 3 Cleveland 4, Cincinnati 0 Oakland 7, San Francisco (ss) 6 Kansas City 11, Texas 1 Seattle 12, San Diego 1 Colorado 11, Arizona 0 Houston 7, Atlanta 5 Today’s Games Cleveland vs. White Sox, 2:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Cubs (ss), 2:05 p.m. Cubs (ss) vs. Arizona, 9:10 p.m. Atlanta vs. Washington, 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Miami (ss), 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Houston vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, 12:05 p.m. Miami (ss) vs. N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Texas vs. Oakland, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Seattle, 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Kansas City, 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Arizona, 2:10 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 Today’s Games No. 1 Florida vs. LSU, 3 p.m. No. 2 Wichita St. vs. Missouri St., 3 p.m. No. 4 Syracuse at No. 12 Virginia, 3 p.m. No. 5 Kansas at Oklahoma St., 8 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at No. 21 Memphis, 1 p.m. No. 9 Creighton at Xavier, 4 p.m. No. 10 Saint Louis at VCU, 5 p.m. No. 11 Cincinnati vs. UConn at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., 11 a.m. No. 13 San Diego St. at Fresno St., 9:05 p.m. No. 15 Iowa St. at Kansas St., 6 p.m. No. 16 Michigan vs. Minnesota, 5 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky at South Carolina, 5 p.m. No. 18 Michigan St. vs. Illinois, 1 p.m. No. 20 Iowa vs. Purdue, 7:15 p.m. No. 23 SMU vs. UCF, 3 p.m. No. 24 Texas at Oklahoma, 3 p.m.


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Knights win share of title


Last-second 3 comes up short for DeKalb By TRAVIS ZUELLIG MAPLE PARK – With three games remaining in the conference schedule, the Kaneland boys basketball team needed all three wins to have a chance for a share of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title. After winning games at Morris and against Sycamore at home, the Knights set up a dramatic season finale against DeKalb at home. Kaneland’s senior night did not disappoint as the Knights held off the Barbs for a 57-55 victory. DeKalb

had a chance for the win, but Patrick Aves’ 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short, giving Kaneland a three-way share of the conference title with Morris and Sycamore. “I thought that we battled hard. I am just proud of our guys for persevering through a little tough stretch in conference,” Kaneland head coach Brian Johnson said. “We won four in a row and avenged losses against Yorkville and DeKalb. It is nice to say we are conference champs.” After trailing by three at halftime, DeKalb scored five straight points to take an early lead. The Knights responded with a 15-3 run, sparked by a pair of Drew David 3s and another five points by John Pruett. The Barbs closed the gap before the end of the quarter with a 7-0 run. In the fourth quarter, Kane-


land pushed the lead back out to nine points but the Barbs wouldn’t back down. DeKalb scored eight straight points to cut the Knights’ lead to one. “We fought hard in the second half, we just couldn’t pull through,” DeKalb’s Jace Kitchen said. “We just needed to knock a couple of free throws and hit a layup and that is the difference, but we just couldn’t quite get it.” Connor Fedderly split two free throws to give Kaneland a two-point lead with 11 seconds remaining. The Knights had a foul to give and used it to make DeKalb inbound the ball with 5 seconds left. Aves’ final effort then fell short. Kitchen’s 20 points and seven rebounds led the Barbs. Luke Davis III finished with 17 points, with 15 of those coming in the first half. DeKalb head coach David Rohlman said

that his team’s defense could have made the difference. “I am pleased that we fought our way back. I didn’t think we had the energy that we are capable of playing and I thought that cost us,” Rohlman said. “We could have played much better defense. We gave up 70 points to these guys earlier in the season and today, it was in the 50s, but I didn’t think it was as good of defense that we are capable of playing.” For Kaneland, three players finished in double figures. Pruett scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds. David hit four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points and Cole Carlson had 12 points. “Down the stretch, we are going to need everyone to score,” Pruett said. “We can’t be relying on one or two people. We need four or five, like tonight.”


Sycamore girls track T’wolves wins 3 events in meet

cruise in regional title game By STEVE NITZ

DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF The Sycamore girls track team picked up three first-places and finished in third place with 47.83 points at its home track in a five-team meet Thursday. Sycamore’s Sarah Grant won the shot put and Lilia Edwards took first in the long jump. Hannah Gross finished first in the pole vault. Maggie Lalowski was the runner-up

in the 400-meter dash, and Edwards was second in the 55 hurdles for the Spartans. Zick wins two events: Kaneland senior Lauren Zick won the long jump and the 200-meter dash Thursday in the Wheaton Warrenville South Indoor Invitational as the Kaneland girls track team competed at the five-team invite. Zick also was the runner-up in the 55 dash. Christina Delach was the runner-up in the pole vault. AMBOY – Seemingly every time an Indian Creek player drove to the hoop in Friday night’s Class 1A Amboy Regional final, good things happened. The majority of the time it was a made basket. If that wasn’t the case, the Timberwolves ended up shooting free throws. Indian Creek even had three three-point plays in the second half of a 61-38 win over Paw Paw. The Timberwolves (218) advance to the River Ridge Sectional, where they’ll take on River Ridge at 7 p.m. Tuesday. “We did a really nice job of moving the basketball, finding open spots and finding open guys,” Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz said. “I was really pleased with our offensive execution tonight.” Paw Paw focused on taking away Indian Creek 6-foot-9 center Garrison Govig, which opened up the offense for Garrett Post and David Boehne. Each finished with 17 points. “They’ve done that the previous two games. We knew if they wanted to spend a lot of time on [Govig], to try and have other guys step up,” Piekarz said. “I thought we did an outstanding job of that tonight.” Govig added 10 points, putting him over 1,000 for his career, while Noah Holm scored eight. Fans from both schools packed Amboy’s small gym. There were few seats available and it was a loud atmosphere. The Timberwolves’ win gave them their first regional title since 2011, when Indian Creek won at Amboy on a buzzer beater. This one came a lot easier. Boehne admitted that in games such as these, nerves will set in at the outset. “Usually for me, when I just start getting into the zone of a game, just getting the feel of the game, I get all the jitters out,” Boehne said. “I just start playing. You just start having fun.” Indian Creek led by seven points at halftime before pulling away in the second half. The Timberwolves held a 4936 lead after the third and allowed only two points in the entire fourth quarter. Piekarz was able to empty his bench in the final minute. “We knew that we had to play strong defense. ... We knew they wouldn’t go away, so we knew we had to keep on playing,” Boehne said. “We knew they would make their run ... We knew that if we kept on taking it to the hoop and just being strong with the ball, we knew that we’d come out with a win.”

Scoreboard Monday’s first round game (4) Annawan 57, (5) LaMoille 34 Tuesday’s quarterfinals (2) Paw Paw 62, (7) Amboy 46 (3) Ashton-Franklin Center 63, (6) Erie 41 Wednesday’s semifinals (1) Indian Creek 60, (4) Annawan 51 (2) Paw Paw 58, (3) Ashton-Franklin Center 49 Friday championship (1) Indian Creek 61, (2) Paw Paw 38

• Indian Creek advances to the River Ridge Sectional

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Sycamore’s Ben Niemann drives the lane in the second quarter of Friday night’s game against Morris in Sycamore. The Spartans won, 60-30.

Playoffs start Tuesday for Spartans • SPARTANS Continued from page B1 “These guys believed in what we were trying to do and executed it.” Sycamore took advantage of Morris’ offensive struggles, even after leading scorer Devin Mottet picked up his second foul late in the first quarter. The Spartans started the second quarter on a 15-2 run, including two 3-pointers from Winters and back-to-back driving layups from Ben Niemann and Mark Skelley. A putback from Niemann off his own miss increased Sycamore’s lead to 17 and the Spartans led, 27-14, at the half. The Spartans’ hot shooting continued in the second half as Sycamore knocked down another three 3-pointers in the third quarter, part of a 19-0 run over five minutes that stretched the Sycamore

lead from 11 to 30. “We always talk about trying to be a balanced team and we were a balanced team tonight,” Stacy said. “Being able to get in the ball inside, penetrate and also get the ball to our shooters and knock some outside shots down.” Sycamore, which started five seniors, was led by 13 points each from Mottet and Nick Feuerbach. Niemann had 10 points and six rebounds and Winters finished with nine. The Spartans start postseason play Tuesday in the Class 3A Genoa-Kingston Regional semifinals against the winner of Monday’s matchup between G-K and Montini, and Sycamore couldn’t think of a better way to enter the playoffs. “It’s exactly what you want in the season,” Winters said. “You just want to keep momentum and keep it going, so that’s what we’re hoping to do.”


EASTERN MICHIGAN When: 1 p.m. today Where: EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich. Radio: AM-1360, 98.9-FM Last meeting: NIU defeated Eastern Michigan, 61-59, in double overtime Feb. 20 in DeKalb. Scouting the Eagles: Eastern Michigan (16-12, 8-7 Mid-American Conference) plays well in Ypsilanti. The Eagles are 12-3 at home this season and have not lost at the EMU Convocation Center since Jan. 25 against Ohio. NIU lost twice in Ypsilanti last season. There was the infamous 42-25 regular-season loss when the Huskies had only four first-half points, as well as a one-point loss in the first round of the MAC tournament. Four EMU players score in double figures: junior forward Karrington Ward (12.6 points a game), freshman guard Raven Lee

(10.3), junior guard Mike Talley (10.1) and freshman forward Glenn Bryant (10). The Eagles rank first in the MAC in scoring defense, giving up 61.8 points a game. Outlook: NIU (13-14, 7-8) has a good chance at hosting a MAC tournament game after upsetting Toledo, 74-66, Wednesday night. The Rockets are ranked 37th in the RPI, and the victory was the Huskies’ first over a top-50 RPI program since defeating Wisconsin in 1999. In NIU’s last contest against the Eagles, NIU junior center Jordan Threloff had career highs with 27 points and 18 rebounds. Threloff had the game-winning tip-in with less than a second left in the game. Threloff, a DeKalb High graduate, is averaging 12.7 points and 8.2 rebounds over his past 11 games. – Steve Nitz,


Ex-Huskies return to DeKalb, give back By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – Former Northern Illinois football players Chandler Harnish and Chad Spann don’t have the luxury of coming back to DeKalb for homecoming festivities; they’re busy with their NFL lives. So, Harnish and Spann wanted to find a way to get all the former Huskies with Chandler NFL ties back Harnish to DeKalb to work out and get involved in the community. The two former Vern Smith Award winners, with the help of numerous people in the NIU athletic department, organized a get-together this week for a number of former players with NFL experience. Harnish, Spann, Alan Baxter, Rashaan Melvin, Landon Cox, Pat Schiller, Martel More, Jason Schepler, Perez Ashford, Nathan Palmer and Anthony Wells (who was a senior defensive tackle for the Huskies in 2013) were in town Thursday and Friday, working out at the Yordon and Chessick Centers and speaking to area students. “Just kind of give back. It’s a good opportunity for us to come back because we can’t come back in our seasons because we have our own obligations,” Harnish said. “This is a good time to come back, enjoy the facilities, just do what we do.” The group held a meet-and-

greet at Fatty’s on Thursday evening, after Harnish, Spann, Palmer, Schepler and Cox spoke with Sycamore High School athletes that afternoon. On Friday, Harnish and Schepler talked to students at Clinton Rosette Middle School, while the rest of the group went to Lincoln Elementary. “To get all of us here at the same time was special,” Melvin said. “And we felt that it was someting that we needed to do, to give back to our community for all the support, and the help they’ve given us while we were here.” Melvin signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent last April, but missed the 2013 season because of a hamstring injury. Melvin said he’s fully healthy now. Palmer spent the end of the year on the Denver Broncos’ practice squad, while Baxter headed to the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad late in the year, joining Harnish. Schepler recently signed with the Tennessee Titans. Spann signed with the Houston Texans in December, and saw action in the Texans’ Week 17 game against Tennessee. Houston backup running back Ben Tate is a free agent and is expected to sign elsewhere, which could help Spann’s case for a roster spot and playing time. He wants the events that happened this week, with former players coming to DeKalb for a few days, to continue in the future. “We hope to make it a yearly thing, that was the plan,” he said. “Hopefully, it sticks.”

Schedule ‘going to be hard’ • HUSKIES Continued from page B1 “That’s going to be hard. It’s going to be a challenge,” NIU coach Rod Carey said. “There isn’t going to be anybody that’s going to care if we whine, so we won’t whine. We’ll just pull up our boots and go to work.” NIU is playing both Miami and Ohio in the regular season for the first time since the 2009 season. The Huskies played at Kent

State on Oct. 5 last season, defeating the Golden Flashes, 38-24. “I think the MAC has a really tough scheduling [job]. You have 13 teams, so it’s an unbalanced schedule,” Carey said. “I think you get teams, like us, we’ve got three straight home games and then four out of the last five on the road, that’s really not balanced that well. But they have a tough, tough job. And so you take what they give you and you play the games.”

Co-op’s 200-yard medley relay qualifies for consolation finals make the finals. “They want to lower the time Continued from page B1 even more tomorrow,” Eames said. “There is still room for imDeKalb-Sycamore started the provement and they all have meet with its 200-yard medley re- things they want to work on tolay team placing 10th and quali- morrow.” fying for today’s consolation fiIn the 100 breaststroke, Jacob nals. The relay team of Hein, Ryan Bjork finished in 15th place. His Schultz, Dylan Powers and Holden time of 59.25 seconds was .14 secMackey set another varsity record onds away from the final qualifywith a time of 1:35.82 and became ing mark. Ryan Schultz finished the first relay in school history to 23rd in the same event with a time


of 1:00.10. “[Bjork] dropped a full second from his personal best. It was a little disappointing (to finish 15th)... but he’s definitely excited for next year,” Eames said. “That was a great end of the season for him.” Powers finished 13th in the 100 fly, a mere .06 seconds away from qualifying for the finals. The 400 free relay team of Hein, Powers, Mackey and Bjork finished in 3:14.40 and took 21st

place. With Hein’s two individual races and the medley relay still alive for today’s finals, DeKalb-Sycamore is looking for its highest team finish ever at the state meet. “The guys keep on talking about history,” Eames said. “We’re all pretty hopeful that it’s going to be another good day for us.”

• Kevin Druley contributed to this report.


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Gibson, Bulls overtake Mavs in 4th quarter By SCHUYLER DIXON The Associated Press DALLAS – Taj Gibson had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Mike Dunleavy hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and the Bulls overtook the Dallas Mavericks in the fourth quarter of a 100-91 victory Friday night. The Mavericks led by 16 in the first half and had erased a six-point Bulls edge when Dunleavy put the Bulls back in front and started a 10-0 run with a 3-pointer for an 87-85 lead. Jimmy Butler had 19 points, seven rebounds and a big block during the decisive spurt, and Kirk Hinrich

scored 17. Dunleavy finished with 17 points and eight rebounds, shooting 4 of 7 from long range. Monta Ellis scored 20 to the lead the Mavericks, who were trying to match their season high with a fifth straight win. Dirk Nowitzki had 15. The Bulls won for the eighth time in nine games and answered a 22-point home loss to Dallas in December. Gibson followed Dunleavy’s goahead 3 with a dunk on an assist from Joakim Noah, who then blocked a shot by Sam Dalembert on the other end right after committing his fifth foul. Butler scored inside after Ellis fell down, and after two more Dallas

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possessions ended in misses, Hinrich hit a pull-up jumper for a 93-85 lead. Butler then blocked a layup try by Jose Calderon and made a free throw at the other end to complete the run as the Bulls outscored the Mavericks 27-15 in the fourth. After the Bulls went up 84-78 on back-to-back 3-pointers from D.J. Augustin and Hinrich, the Mavericks


went back in front with a 7-0 run started when Nowitzki hit a onelegged fadeaway over Noah after Noah had stolen the ball from him two straight times. Noah didn’t have a point or rebound in the first half but finished with 10 points and nine boards. The team’s assist leader had four more of those. The Bulls took their first lead on a reverse layup by Carlos Boozer with 2:48 left in the third quarter, but didn’t score the rest of the period. Shawn Marion quickly answered with a layup, and DeJuan Blair ended a 2½-minute scoreless stretch with a

bucket to put Dallas up 76-73 going into the fourth. The Mavericks made five of their first seven from long range and ran out to a 32-17 late in the first quarter, punctuated by a sprinting layup from Wayne Ellington when he was led perfectly on a long pass from Devin Harris. The Bulls got within six in the second quarter before Dallas pushed the lead back to 51-38 on a dunk by Ellis after the 1,000th steal of his career. The Bulls rallied again to get within two on a 13-2 run that included 3-pointers from Dunleavy, Hinrich and Butler.


Barney homers in loss Abreu shows patience, pop By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN


Next TEMPE, Ariz. – If Darwin Barney doesn’t have something to prove this spring, then how do you explain his check-this-out debut Friday” “It’s baseball,” the 2012 Gold Glove second baseman said. “You’ve got to come out and do it again tomorrow. That’s the name of the game.” With trade rumors swirling and manager Rick Renteria suggesting Thursday that newcomer Emilio Bonifacio could challenge the incumbent for playing time, Barney responded. He stole a page from Bonifacio’s playbook in the first inning of Friday spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels – a 15-3 loss – beating out an infield hit. Then, after the next eight Cubs were retired, Barney homered to left. “It’s Day 1,” he said. “There’s a long spring ahead and a lot of work to do.” If it comes with the wrinkle of rumors involving the Yankees and a challenge from those wanting a piece of his job, well, that’s why Barney worked all winter after he hit .208 last season, which ticked him off more than anyone else in the organization. “You’re fighting to stay in this league every year,” said Barney, the Cubs’ starting second baseman since soon after his big-league debut in August 2010. “The game doesn’t owe you anything, and that’s the way I’m looking at it. I’m trying to prove that I’ve made strides, trying to prove that I’ve gotten better.”

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Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney watches the ball he fouled off during Friday’s spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday in Tempe, Ariz. Barney homered in the Cubs’ 15-3 loss.

Next ss vs. San Francisco, 2:05 p.m.; ss vs. Arizona, 8:10 p.m. today If Barney can hit somewhere between the .254 he hit in 2012 and the .276 he hit in 2011, it might be hard to knock him out of the starting lineup even part-time. “But I’m not going to put any extra pressure on myself,” he said. “I’m going to come out and try to prepare for Opening Day and focus on the things I need to focus on to get ready. And that’s not worrying about stuff like that.” The fact is, Bonifacio probably isn’t as much of a threat as some might think. The biggest reason he’s a career utility player is he has struggled to

play well enough defensively at any one spot to keep a starting position. As a guy who can create havoc on the bases and has played six positions in the big leagues, he’s a major asset to National League team. He also has been traded by four teams and released by a fifth in the past 5½ years, despite a reputation as an upbeat, positive influence in the clubhouse. “I don’t see Bonifacio as anything but a teammate,” said Barney, who ranked second among NL second basemen in defensive wins above replacement last year. “He’s someone who can help us win no matter where he’s playing, whether it’s second base, shortstop or left field. “He’s a great guy. I love having him around. He works hard, and he creates things on the bases that are exciting.”

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jose Abreu was getting his first taste of major-league pitching, and he didn’t want to push himself away from the table. The prized free-agent first baseman, who had two at-bats from the cleanup spot during the team’s Cactus League opener Friday, showed patience at the plate and a little pop, too, lining out deep to left field before grounding out to second in a 5-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. “I’m trying to see a lot of pitches right now,” said Abreu, who signed a six-year, $68 million contract. “I want to get a feel for the strike zone and I want to be able to see a lot of pitches so I feel comfortable swinging the bat.” It was only a spring training game, but not for Abreu. “I wasn’t that anxious, but it’s the first at-bat and it meant a lot and you do feel a certain level of anxiety,” Abreu said through a translator. “It was a very quality

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at-bat for me and I was glad for that at-bat.” Abreu saw six pitches from left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu in the first and five from righthander Kenley Jansen in the fourth. Against Ryu, Abreu lost control of his bat, throwing it high off the screen near the on-deck circle on the Jose Abreu third-base side. “That first at-bat I felt was a very good one,” he said. “I was able to come back from a so-so swing to a better swing and I connected. “I want as many at-bats as I can prior to the season so I can be ready. It’s a matter of seeing the ball when you’re out there. I haven’t seen live pitching in a while.” Chris Sale pitched 2⅔ innings of one-hit ball, throwing only one slider and emphasiz-

ing his fastball and changeup command, he said. He got four strikeouts in the process, including Chone Figgins and Hanley Ramirez swinging in the first and Drew Butera and fellow Cuban Alex Guerrero swinging in the third. Sale said a couple changeups slipped out of his hand but he commanded his fastball on both sides of the plate. “It felt good,” he said. “I felt like I wasn’t quite as jittery as normal. I just tried to stay as calm as I could and not overthrow. Not try to make anything too nasty and that kind of stuff.” Notes: Right-hander Matt Lindstrom was scheduled to pitch an inning but was scratched with a mild left oblique strain. In the mix as a possible closer candidate, Lindstrom could resume throwing today, trainer Herm Schneider said. ... Another closer option, rookie Daniel Webb, left the team because of a death in the family and could miss a few days. ... Ventura had no update on righthander Ronald Belisario, who still is dealing with visa problems in Venezuela.


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OSCAR PREDICTIONS What will win and should win on Sunday night By JAKE COYLE and JESSICA HERNDON AP Film Writers


seemingly endless movie awards season finally concludes Sunday with the Academy Awards. By now, many of the front-runners have established themselves, but the night’s big honor – best picture – remains a dramatic question mark. Associated Press film writer Jake Coyle and Jessica Herndon both see “12 Years a Slave” eking out the win. But they have plenty to say about not only who will win, but who should win and who should have been a contender.

BEST PICTURE The Nominees: “American Hustle,” ‘’Captain Phillips,” ‘’Dallas Buyers Club,” ‘’Gravity,” ‘’Her,” ‘’Nebraska,” ‘’Philomena,” ‘’12 Years a Slave,” ‘’The Wolf of Wall Street.”

COYLE Will Win: “American Hustle” feels too light – actors in wigs having a ball. And “Gravity,” for all its galactic splendor, lacks the force of a solid story. So it must be “12 Years a Slave,” the candidate with the heft of history. But make no mistake: There’s no certainty in this close contest. Should Win: “12 Years a Slave.” It’s an unforgettable odyssey, a reckoning of past movie portrayals of slavery and a uniquely unflinching tale of perseverance. Should Have Been a Contender: Few movies capture boyhood like Jeff Nichols’ soulful Mississippi River coming-of-age tale “Mud.”

HERNDON Will Win: Since “Gravity” stood out as an innovative prodigy advancing visual and 3-D possibilities, it’ll clean up in the tech categories and will be crowned the night’s big victor. Should Win: “12 Years a Slave.” With its disturbing subject matter and factual significance, it’s the year’s most epic and vital narrative. Should Have Been a Contender: “Before Midnight.” A deliciously candid look at the dark and deeply romantic evolution of love.

The academy loves to crown excess, even if an actor’s previous roles dug deeper. (We all remember Denzel’s win for “Training Day” – and his snubs for “Malcolm X” and “Philadelphia.”) Should Win: DiCaprio may not have abandoned his good looks for this role, but he was aggressive, hilarious and the hedonism made him repulsive. Should Have Been a Contender: Joaquin Phoenix, “Her.” Carrying most of his scenes solo, since Scarlett Johansson didn’t clock any physical screen time, he was the heart and soul of Spike Jonze’s gentle romance.

COYLE Will Win: McConaughey. Hollywood loves a good comeback story. Should Win: Ejiofor. “12 Years a Slave” finds its strength in his deep eyes and commanding dignity. Should Have Been a Contender: Many were left out here, most incredibly Tom Hanks for “Captain Phillips.” But Mads Mikkelsen’s performance as a kindergarten teacher unjustly accused of molesting a friend’s child in “The Hunt” was a haunting portrait of a small-town pariah.

HERNDON Will Win: Leto is exceptional and unforgettable as transgender Rayon. Should Win: Returning to acting after a six-year hiatus, Leto left nothing behind when portraying a prostitute dying of AIDS. He’s both bold and defenseless. Should Have Been a Contender: Will Forte in “Nebraska.” He plays a sweet and caring son, but those impromptu comedic chops (thanks, “Saturday Night Live”), which are punctuated by his dry delivery, are as solid as ever.


The Nominees: Amy Adams, “American Hustle”; Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”; Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”; Judi Dench, “Philomena”; Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County.”

Will Win: Leto is the surest bet of the evening. Should Win: Fassbender. He deserved nominations for Steve McQueen’s first two films (“Hunger,” ‘’Shame”), so his larger body of work deserves honoring. Plus, how many rising-star heartthrobs would opt to play such an ugly plantation owner without letting on (like DiCaprio in “Django Unchained”) that it’s just an act? Should Have Been a Contender: James Franco, for his jaw-dropping, hysterical extremes in “Spring Breakers.” Alternatively, an opportunity was missed to honor the late James Gandolfini, so gentle (and more like himself) in “Enough Said.”



Will Win: Blanchett’s modern-day Blanche DuBois is likely a shoo-in, so long as voters haven’t turned against Woody Allen. Should Win: Blanchett’s performance is the most complex here, playing a bitterly unlikable socialite both before and after her life falls apart. Should Have Been a Contender: The most naked (emotionally, though physically, too) performance of the year was Adele Exarchopoulos in the French drama “Blue Is the Warmest Color.” But what about Melissa McCarthy in “The Heat”? Is anyone funnier right now?

The Nominees: Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”; Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”; Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”; Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”; June Squibb, “Nebraska.”



The Nominees: Christian Bale, “American Hustle”; Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”; Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”; Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”; Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Will Win: Blanchett, as an unraveling upper class dame, was so pure and direct that her neurosis seemed instinctive. Should Win: Blanchett for her layered dethroned lady. Should Have Been a Contender: Julie Delpy. In “Before Midnight” she was the French everywoman: Nurturing, sensual, feisty and vulnerable. Plus, she had a saucy way with words while arguing topless.



Will Win: McConaughey. He ditched vanity and became the favorite. But DiCaprio may just pull through with the win here.

The Nominees: Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”; Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”; Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a


Slave”; Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”; Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

COYLE Will Win: Lawrence. This could very well go to the awards season breakout star Nyong’o, but few don’t love JLaw, who would accomplish the rare feat of back-to-back years of Oscar wins. Should Win: Squibb. “Nebraska” needs her bite. Should Have Been a Contender: Carey Mulligan, for her foul-mouthed fury in “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

HERNDON Will Win: Newcomer Nyong’o’s performance of tortured field slave Patsey was heartbreaking and haunting. Should Win: Nyong’o. She is dauntless. Though both Squibb and Lawrence were irresistibly charismatic. Should Have Been a Contender: Lea Seydoux for her passionate portrayal of a raw and tender lesbian in “Blue is the Warmest Color.” Also, few actresses could play a figure as loathsome, yet unequivocally cardinal as Sarah Paulson in “12 Years a Slave.”


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FAMILY TIME | Gadgets and great outdoors can co-exist

Tip of the week Advancements in technology over the last decade have children spending more time with gadgets and gizmos and less time enjoying the great outdoors. In fact, kids are now indoors up to 10 hours a day, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. But

kids’ increasing use of technology and opportunities to appreciate Mother Nature do not have to be mutually exclusive. A new National Wildlife Federation report shows that kids’ media habits can both positively and negatively impact health, and provides real-world advice to help parents serve as positive role models and teach children to use technology in moderation. “Kids need to be outside all year long, especially in the winter when days are short and we’re all a little more cooped up than usual,” said Maureen Smith, chief marketing officer for National Wildlife Federation. “In addition to developing a deeper appreciation for the outdoors and the wildlife around them no matter where they live, it helps them burn off energy, stay fit, and be mentally focused for school, homework and all activities in their busy day.” NWF’s report offers families these ideas for combining technology with the outdoors: 1. Rely on technology to plan or

inspire outdoor adventures. This can include anything – from finding great nearby hiking trails to interactive, outdoor treasure hunts. 2. Keep a record of outdoor experiences with the help of electronic photos, videos or an electronic journal. They’ll love the ability to share their experiences with family and friends. 3. When safe and practical, take hand-held devices outdoors to combine the best of both worlds (just remember to plan for some fully unplugged time outside, too). 4. Use tools such as Ubooly, an appbased learning toy that can turn a walk in the park into an interactive experience with activities such as scavenger hunts, nature hikes, mindfulness games and plenty of exercise. – Family Features/National Wildlife Federation

Family movie night “Winter’s Tale” Rated: PG-13 Length: 118 minutes Synopsis: A burglar falls for an heir-

ess as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. This is based on the novel by the same name. Violence/scary rating: 4 Sexual-content rating: 3.5 Profanity rating: 2 Drugs/alcohol rating: 2.5 Family Time rating: 3.5. This is a solid PG-13. (Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)

Book report “Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy,” by Karen Foxlee Ages: 8-12 Pages: 240 Synopsis: A luminous retelling of the Snow Queen, this is the story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard, who doesn’t believe in anything that can’t be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job

8PRAIRIE FLOWER It really was a ‘Note to Remember’ To the Editor: The sixth annual Sycamore Music Boosters “A Note to Remember” event was a tremendous success! Our appreciation is extended to the following sponsors that helped make this event so successful: Kohl’s; Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists; Prairie View Animal Hospital; NB&T; KishHealth System; Law Office of Campbell, Johnson and Hotopp; Ideal Industries Inc.; Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgeons for Northern Illinois – Dr. Todd Anderson and Dr. David Junck; The Suter Co. Inc.; Carmine’s Subs; Austin’s Violin Shop; American Midwest Bank; Floor to Ceiling; Law Office of Richard L. Turner; Law Office of Riley Oncken; Sycamore Fraternal Order of Police; Thompson Industries; Castle Bank; Stone Prairie Apartments; Dr. Todd Curtis, orthodontist, Quinlin and Fabish Music. Our gratitude is also expressed to the following for their contributions:

Jazz in Progress, Blumen Gardens, Wendy Tritt of Trittenhaus Design, Invironments Magazine, Shaw Media – Daily Chronicle/The MidWeek, Northern Star, Starbucks Coffee, Jesus Romero of Taxco Restaurant, Gia DaVini of Chocolate Shivers, Victoria Shipman of Essentials by House of Interiors, Le Print Express, Sycamore Education Foundation, American Midwest Bank, New Values Magazine, Kenneth Evans of Franklin Frames and Art, Lion’s Club Community Board, Ralph Helm and Sycamore Education Foundation. Thank you to the following for their donations: Aquaviva Winery, Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carmine’s Subs, Chicago Bears, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Wolves, Chik-Fil-A, Country Inn and Suites, Culver’s, Dairy Queen, Dr. Todd Curtis, Dolce Vita Salon & Day Spa, Eduardo’s Restaurant, Egg Haven, Eggsclusive Café, Energym, Farm and Fleet, Fitworkz, Floor to Ceiling, Francesca’s of St. Charles, Hillside Restaurant, Hy-Vee, Junction Restaurant, Kishwaukee

College, Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Kishwaukee Family YMCA, Kuiper’s Family Farm, Los Rancheros, Lou Malnati’s, Mardi Gras Lanes, McDonald’s, Midwest Museum of Natural History, Monsanto, NIU Community School of the Arts, Parkway Restaurant, PJ’s Courthouse Tavern, Potbelly’s, Prairie View Animal Hospital, Rosita’s Restaurant, Shedd Aquarium, Splash of Color, Southern Signature Photo Studio, Sports of All Sorts, Stagecoach Players, Stephen Alan Salon, Sweet Earth, Sycamore High School, Sycamore Park District, Target, Thirty-One Brand Gifts – Robyn White, Walmart. Please accept our apologies if we mistakenly omitted someone. We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone that assisted in making this “Note to Remember” event a huge success!

building at 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. Producers are asked to review the current updates that have been posted on the U of I FarmDoc website. These articles will give a background on the 2014 Farm Bill information. FarmDoc is located at: To register for the Farm Bill Update, call University of Illinois Extension at 815-758-8194 or visit There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is required. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, call the DeKalb County Extension office at 815-758-8194.

Call the clinic at 815-756-2369 for more information and to register.

Ken Olson Sycamore Music Booster president Lori Grant A Note to Remember chairwoman

8BRIEFS Oak Crest honors Tim Dunlop Oak Crest residents, staff and board members acknowledged the efforts and guidance of Tim Dunlop as he ended his term as Oak Crest Board of Trustees president. Dunlop has been a member of the Oak Crest Board since Tim Dunlop 2006 and for the past two years has served as its president. In honor of the occasion he was presented with a certificate of appreciation and his name was added to the Presidents’ Plaque displayed at the Oak Crest entrance. Dunlop will continue to serve on the board for the next year as past president. His leadership and commitment to the organization have proven invaluable. A heartfelt thankyou is extended to Tim Dunlop for his years of service to the Oak Crest community and the many people who make Oak Crest their home. Oak Crest is located at 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, DeKalb. For more information call 815-756-8461 or visit

Farm Bill Update to be held March 13 Are you interested in learning the details of the 2014 Farm Bill so that you can determine how it will impact your farm operation? University of Illinois Extension will host an informative webinar led by Jonathan Coppess, clinical assistant professor of law and policy at University of Illinois. This webinar will discuss the commodity program choices available in Title I of the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill Update will be offered as a statewide webinar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 13. Locally, the webinar will be hosted by University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County, located in the Farm Bureau

Northern Rehab starts new running program Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists will start a new Spring Into Running 5K Training Program. This eight-week program will include training in a fun group setting three times a week with each session running 30 to 45 minutes. Injury prevention tips, prevention exercises, along with support and encouragement to reach personal goals are also part of this program. At the end of the session, participants will receive a Northern Rehab T-shirt and the opportunity to participate in the Neighbors’ House annual 5K race on April 27 (participants register for this race on their own and race fee is not included in this program). Spring Into Running 5K Training Program will meet at 7 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Northern Rehab’s 232 W. Lincoln Highway office in DeKalb. Each training session will include outdoor running as weather permits. The program begins Monday. The program cost is $75 per individual; cost is $65 each when you register with a friend. Space is limited.

Ag economists present farmdoc webinars Since 1999, a team of University of Illinois agricultural economists has shared applied research, educational information, and analysis on the farmdoc website, www.farmdoc., with agricultural producers and businesses. Farmdoc is expanding its reach by launching an informational series of webinars. Registration is free, but registration is required, and each webinar is limited to 1,000 attendees. To register for one or all of the webinars, visit Each webinar will be limited to one hour. The format will be fast-paced, with about 30 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes for questions and answers. The webinars can be viewed on desktop computers, laptop computers, and mobile devices. Technical requirements for the webinar are available at farmdoc. Topics are: • March 5, 8 a.m., “Understanding the Price Loss Coverage and Agriculture Risk Coverage programs in the 2014 Farm Bill,” presented by Jonathan Coppess • March 12, 8 a.m., “Farm Bill: SCO and Crop Insurance,” presented by Nick Paulson • March 19, 8 a.m., “Crop Economic Outlook 2014,” presented by Gary Schnitkey • March 26, 8 a.m., “Introduction and Strategic Implementation of the Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program,” presented by John Newton • March 31, 2 p.m., “Implications of USDA’s March 1 Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings Reports for Corn and Soybean Balance Sheets and Price Prospects,” presented by Darrel Good and Scott Irwin

in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia’s help. As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy’s own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world. A story within a story, this a modern day fairy tale about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up. – Knopf Books for Young Readers

Did you know? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that although children are getting less caffeine from soda these days, they are getting more overall because of energy drinks, coffee and the like.

– More Content Now Even the best garden planning can be secondrate if you don’t choose the right plant assortment. Garden centers can be intimidating places for inexperienced buyers, so work from a list and ensure you’re buying only healthy plants. AP photo

Fast route to successful gardening? Buy smart By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press Garden centers, with their vast collections of plant colors, sizes and shapes, can be intimidating to inexperienced buyers. But you can become a discerning purchaser with a little homework and by quizzing the sales people as you shop. “Usually, when shopping, I go early before the crowds and also before the staff are worn out,” said Jack McKinnon, a garden coach from the San Francisco Bay area. “I like asking questions like, ‘What are you getting in next?’ ‘What is new?’ and ‘What is the most popular now?’ If it is early (in the season), you may learn a lot that puts you ahead of the masses in designs and trends.” The most important factor in plant shopping, however, is the health of the plant, McKinnon said. “As one nurseryman I trust says: ‘Don’t accept ugly plants.’ And he doesn’t give refunds.” How can you tell if a plant is diseased, pest-ridden or beyond its prime? “Look for any unusual brown, black or gray spotting on the foliage,” said Rizanino (Riz) Reyes, a landscape designer and owner of RHR Horticulture in Shoreline, Wash., a Seattle suburb. “Any dead sections that are beyond just grooming to make it look good should be avoided,” he said. Also avoid plants “that may be unusually red or sickly yellow looking.” It’s a good idea to check plant roots at the nursery. It’s risky to buy plants that are root-bound, too wet or too dry, although that may mean removing them from the pot to examine them.

“If you politely ask a garden center staff member, any reputable retail center should stand by their product and allow you to do it, or they may do it for you,” Reyes said. Other plant-buying-like-a-pro tips: • Shop by price and shop the sales. Find out when new plants are usually delivered and displayed. “Try to have a relationship with the nursery owner or staff,” McKinnon said. • Bare-root, container grown, or balled and burlapped? “Bare-root plats have not had a chance to get rootbound in a pot, and you can see what you’re buying,” McKinnon said. “Both are definite advantages.” • Work from a plan. “I recommend having a general list so you avoid too many impulse buys on plants that may not end up getting planted or worse, get forgotten,” Reyes said. • Annuals vs. perennials: “Perennials come back and can look great the year’round,” Reyes said. “Annuals provide traffic-stopping impact and remarkable color. You save and have the most incredible garden by integrating both.” • Buying tropicals and houseplants: “Take care in transporting these from the store to your vehicle as some may be very sensitive to the cold,” Reyes said. “Plant them right away or keep them cool but not frozen. Keep them watered and moist.” • Choosing bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes: “Look for plump, firm bulbs,” Reyes said. “Usually, the bigger the better. Hardy bulbs like lilies are ready to plant as soon as possible. For dahlias and other tender bulbs, wait until after frost to plant or pot them up and start indoors.”

Baton and drum corps recruiting new members The Marlyn Majorettes and Majors Color Guard and Drum Corps are looking forward to the 2014 season. The corps will open the new year with its first rehearsal from 7 to 9 p.m. March 10 at the Sycamore Middle School gym. This championship nonprofit youth group is recruiting new members for the baton twirling unit, color guard flag section and the percussion line. Twirlers will learn advanced aerials, finger twirls, full hand spins, exchanges and many more movements. Color guard members will learn flutters, back scratches, and underhand-toss flag movements. Boys and girls age 5 and older can play snare, quads, bass, cymbals and bells in the percussion line. Membership for the year is $125,

with three introductory sessions to meet the members and staff and to learn skills in the unit of the child’s choice. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. Equipment and uniforms are furnished free. Girls in grades 1 through 4 are invited to attend a baton twirling class from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays to learn a special parade routine. The corps regularly performs in festivals, shows and parades such as the Geneva Swedish Days Parade, the DeKalb Municipal Band concerts, Notre Dame American Youth on Parade, area Fourth of July Celebrations and the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Parade. For registration or more information, call 815-895-4166.


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Do Something speaker at NIU

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A tour group visits the “PLAY” exhibit at the Sycamore History Museum. The exhibit will close March 28.

‘PLAY’-time is almost over “PLAY,” the current exhibit at the Sycamore History Museum, is about to close. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this award-winning exhibit that explores entertaining events, competitions, hanging out with friends, and playing games. This exhibit is fun for the whole family. “PLAY: Stories, Mementos and Fun,” is a chance to see how history is not just something from 100 years ago. Pictures and uniforms from Sycamore Youth Baseball and Softball are alongside AYSO and cheerleading uniforms. Events from last summer are highlighted in the exhibit. “It is easy to forget that we are making history every day. It does not always have to be something from an old dusty book,” Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the museum, said in a news

release. “One of the favorite sections is about Trampoline Town, where Miss Illinois trained for competitions. A bench from the old Community Center and the projector used at the Sycamore Theater until recently are also popular artifacts. The display also includes a hands-on room where children can dress up, play restaurant, and even bowl.” The exhibit will close on March 28. The new exhibit, “General Dutton’s America, 1840-1900” will open April 26. Admission costs $5 for ages 14 and older, and free for those younger than 14. The museum is at 1730 N. Main St. in Sycamore, and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday. For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit www.

Nancy Lublin enjoys building things out of ideas and people. That’s why she’s coming to Northern Illinois University on NIU Cares Day, April 12, to kick off the university’s annual Celebrating Excellence event with two separate presentations: Do something to change the world and Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur. Nancy Lublin is the CEO of, one of the largest nonprofits for young people and social change. At the age of 23, she turned a $5,000 inheritance into Dress for Success, a global entity that provides interview suits and career development training to women in need. Today, Dress for Success helps women reclaim their destinies in more than 125 cities in 15 countries. In 2003, Lublin came to Do Something to rescue it from a downward spiral. She converted the local chapter of the organization to an online based social movement transforming it to The organization now utilizes technology such as Facebook, texting and Twitter to reach its audience.

Lublin’s scheduled activities for April 12 are as follows: NIU Cares Day Welcome: 7:45 a.m., Duke Ellington Ballroom Honors breakfast: 8 Nancy to 9:30 a.m. (Q&A format, Lublin by invitation only) NIU Cares Day Luncheon: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Do Something to Change the World, for volunteers only), Duke Ellington Ballroom Keynote Speech: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur), Sandburg Auditorium Student Reception: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Regency Room All NIU Cares Day volunteers are invited to the free lunch and Do Something to Change the World presentation in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. Every year, more than 1,000 students go out into the DeKalb community and assist with various projects for nonprofit organizations, community agencies and DeKalb County residents on NIU Cares Day. “We have a very passionate group

of students here at NIU who are always looking for ways to give back to the community,” Destiny McDonald, chairwoman of NIU Cares Day and assistant director for community service at the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, said in a news release. Celebrating Excellence at NIU, scheduled from April 12 to May 1, highlights the accomplishments and contributions of NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni to the university’s mission of promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service during the academic year. “Nancy Lublin embodies several components of the university’s mission, vision and values,” Julia Spears, associate vice president for engaged learning, said in the release. “Her academic and business background and leadership experience in the areas of service and – particularly with young people – will allow her to relate to our students, faculty and community members alike.”

Scouts honored during Scout Sunday

Vegetable gardening program scheduled University of Illinois Extension Horticulture educator Candice Miller will present three programs to jump start the gardening season.

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Vegetable Pest and Disease Management, April 3, 3 to 4 p.m.

Now is the time to start thinking about the crops for warm season summer production. This program will cover the warm season crops that are staples in the vegetable

Various pest and disease problems are common in a vegetable garden yearly. Learn how to identify the most common vegetable pests and diseases and hear how to manage them using a variety of cultural, non-chemical or chemical controls. The cost for this program is $5 per class or participants can attend the entire series for $12. All classes will be held at the DeKalb County Center for Agriculture, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. To register for the vegetable gardening program, call University of Illinois Extension office at 815-758-8194 or visit web.extension.illinois. edu/bdo.

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Seed Starting, March 6, 3 to 4 p.m. Learn the basics of starting vegetables seeds including choosing seed varieties, tips on proper seeding, and how to care for newly started transplants. Participants also will have the opportunity to start a flat of their own seeds to take home with them. Supplies included.

Warm Season Vegetable Crops, March 20, 3 to 4 p.m.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Daily Reubens, Killians Beer

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Several local scouts were recognized on Scout Sunday, Feb. 2, for their accomplishments in their studies of their faith. Cub Scouts from Pack 173 were honored during the 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb. Matteo Graham, Christian Stewart, Grayson Stewart, Matthew Stewart and Kevin Sullivan received the Light of Christ Award. Joe Fuss and Brendan Sullivan received the Parvuli Dei Award and Ian Wickens-Walther received the God and Me Award. Later in the day at St. Peters Cathedral in Rockford, Caitlin Donnelly of Venture Crew 32, Keegan Donnelly of Boy Scout Troop 33 and Travis Donnelly of Boy Scout Troop 13 received the Ad Alteri Dei Award. For more information on Scouting or pursuing one of these awards, call John Sullivan at 815-517-0059 or Bernie Donnelly at 815-756-9418. There are other disciplines of study available that the group is considering if they get enough interested scouts.

2014-15 Registration Kickoff and Open House Saturday, March 8 10:30 a.m. - 12:30p.m. Primary Education for Children Ages 3-6 (including Kindergarten) 815.895.0303 • 26555 Brickville Road, Sycamore

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Doonan-Crisman Engagement

Steve and Cathy Doonan of Sycamore announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah to Tim Crisman. Sarah is an NIU graduate and is currently living in the Chicago suburbs while employed as a marketing research consultant at Millward Brown. Tim is the son of Roger and Terry Crisman of Downers Grove IL. Tim graduated from Hope College in Michigan and is employed in the Admissions Department at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton. Sarah and Tim will be getting married at Eaglebrook Country Club in Geneva, IL in November 2014.

Vern and Jane Johnson 50th Anniversary

Hueber-Walsh Engagement

Vern and Jane Johnson, rural Kirkland will be married 50 years on Friday, March 7, 2014. The former Jane Byers married Vern Johnson, Saturday, March 7, 1964 at the then Kirkland Methodist Church. They have three children: Matthew Johnson of Kirkland, Todd Johnson (Stacie Allen) of Kingston and Shannon (Shawn) Ross of Stillman Valley. They also have two grandsons, Nathan and Noah Ross. A family dinner is planned on Saturday, March 8, 2014. A summer trip to Alaska is planned.

Robert and Shelley Hueber of DeKalb, Il., announce the engagement of their daughter Alexandra Rosa Hueber to Joseph Patrick Walsh III, son of Joseph P. Walsh Jr. (Sarasota, Fl.) and Michele L. Walsh (DeKalb, Il.) The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of DeKalb High School and a 2010 graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Athletic Training. The groom-to-be is a 1999 graduate of DeKalb High School and a 2002 graduate of The University of Florida with a degree in Finance. Joe currently works as a Financial Advisor with Walsh and Associates, a Comprehensive Wealth Management firm. Alexandra is the granddaughter of Marcia (Malta, Il.) and the late Roger Hueber and Marshall (Palm Coast, Florida) and the late Janice Hayes. Joseph is the grandson of the late Joseph Sr. and Eileen Walsh, Louise LaRoche, and Gilbert and Lucille LaRoche. The wedding will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge in Rockton, Il.

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Prairie Crossing blood drive

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Twenty-two Scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 33 in DeKalb had a winter adventure in northern Wisconsin.

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Staff and residents at Prairie Crossing Living and Rehabilitation Center in Shabbona partnered with Heartland Blood Centers to donate 19 units of blood on Feb. 20. This helped 57 people. They look forward to future blood drives and would welcome the community to join them.

Scouts have subzero Wisconsin adventure DeKalb Boy Scout Troop 33, chartered by First Lutheran Church, traveled 350 miles to experience an exciting winter adventure in northern Wisconsin. To prepare for the adventure, Scouts were trained in subjects that included snow shelters, warm clothing and sleep systems, nutrition and hydration, special winter equipment, buddy system, winter safety hazards, first aid, and emergency response. Everything they needed to survive in the back country was carried in backpacks and pulled in gear sleds. They camped on a lake with ice more than 2 feet thick. Overnight temperatures dropped to -5 as Scouts slept warm in a parachute shelter and snow shelters they had built. Meals were cooked using backpack stoves and provided hot, simple, nutritious and delicious food. They enjoyed a variety of fun winter activities including constructing snow shelters, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, broomball, team building and orienteering. They learned how to stay warm and have plenty of fun while experiencing a

Genoa Lions induct Feliciano

Ryan McNett tries his luck ice fishing on a lake frozen with ice more than two feet thick. rugged subzero winter adventure. Twenty-two Scouts and leaders took part in the trip. Winter activities and subzero temperatures helped them earn the Zero Hero and Polar Bear awards. Troop 33 has been serving DeKalb area youth since 1925. They maintain a non-stop calendar of outdoor fun and adventure. Visit them online at

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The Genoa Lions Club inducted its newest member, Hector Feliciano, on Feb. 19. Feliciano has already helped the Lions Club to serve breakfast to blind skiers at Ski-for-Sight in January. From left, Lion District 1D Gov. Fred Peska, Josh Haka, Feliciano’s sponsor, and Feliciano.

Welcome to Plan!t Weekend March 1&2

Pet Memoriams

Top 3 Picks! March 1 Maple Syrup Fest Russell Woods Forest Preserve, Genoa See how maple syrup is made. There will also be a Native Skills Cabin, Winter Tree Identification and educational program with live animals (at 2 p.m.). Lunch and baked goods will be for sale. Free admission. Event is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

1 March 1 & 2 Catfish on Ice Weekend Shabbona Lake, Shabbona Be amazed at the size of catfish that can be caught through the ice. Up to 6 fish can be weighed in; top three weights will be awarded prizes. Weigh in times from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.


March 2 “American Wildlife” Opening Reception The Art Box, DeKalb


Local photographer Tom Smith will present this new photographic exhibition featuring color photographs of bald eagles on the Mississippi River, grizzlies and wolves in Yellowstone National Park and other animals in their habitat throughout the western United States. Shows runs through March 29. Reception is from 2 to 4 p.m. 815-758-0313 for more information

Please note; we try to be as accurate as possible with our events but things are subject to change without notice. Check the listing and confirm before heading to an event.


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8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – In order to gain the most from new experiences, it’s imperative to release yourself from past disappointments or negative circumstances. Positivity, dedication and intensity are necessary to perform at your optimum level. With the right attitude, nothing can hold you back. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Your diligence will help you be an effective advocate for your favorite cause. Proceed methodically, and set realistic goals. Offer others the opportunity to assist you, and you will succeed. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Discretion must be used when dealing with others. Insisting that your colleagues agree with your opinions will cause friction. It’s advisable to let some of your thoughts remain unspoken. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Luck is with you. If you follow your hunches, you will encounter a pleasant surprise. Don’t allow negative remarks to discourage you. A romantic adventure is in your future. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Make your intentions clear. Pursue your challenges vigorously to achieve amazing results. Don’t let distractions interfere. Aim high and proceed with confidence and courage. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You have the power to adjust circumstances that you find disagreeable. Follow the advice of a trusted friend regarding your professional life. Refrain from involving yourself in emotional scenes. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Don’t allow petty jealousies and unfounded fears to get in the way of your romantic life. Express your feelings truthfully and emphasize your intentions. A commitment can be made. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Spend time with someone special. Lighthearted fun will be the perfect thing to perk you up. Your carefree attitude will be contagious and will attract positive attention. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Something or someone is making your life miserable. It’s not the responsibility of others to satisfy your needs. Don’t be reluctant to distance yourself from an unpleasant or disagreeable situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Creativity will be required in order to fulfill all of your obligations. Family matters and outside interests are both competing for your time. Ingenuity and adaptability will solve your problem. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Someone may try to make you appear untrustworthy. Don’t make promises that you can’t keep, and think carefully before committing to any organization or activity. Your integrity could suffer as a result. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Open your mind to new possibilities. Opportunities for love and romance are on the horizon. In addition, you may be given the chance to share in a profitable financial enterprise. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Circumstances in your personal life have you feeling confused and unsatisfied. Take a close look to discover what is troubling you. You can then take


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Woman’s old flame blew smoke about his past Dear Abby: I have been single for five years. I recently reconnected with a man I lost contact with 13 years ago. We went out a few times and it was wonderful. Out of curiosity, I began checking him out online, starting with his mother, who he had mentioned was a surgeon. When I could find no information on her, I started looking up other things. Abby, I could find nothing about him or his family. His mother does not have a medical license, and there are no property records or any record of a marriage license to his second wife. When I confronted him, he was furious and accused me of not trusting him. Now he doesn’t want anything to do with me. I’m heartbroken. I loved him years ago and thought this was for real. I feel guilty for not trusting him, even though I know he hasn’t been honest with me. Is it wrong to do background checks on people you date? – Dating A Man Who Doesn’t Exist Dear Dating: It isn’t wrong to do some checking. In fact, these days it’s very common. But I wonder, having known this man years ago, what made you curious enough to double-check? Also, how good are you at research? And when you “confronted” him, were

The same is true in sports. Athletes use their mistakes to improve their skills. It might also be helpful to impose consequences when your son acts out. But if that you hostile, which would have doesn’t help him, then you made him react defensively? should have him evaluated Please do not waste anoth- physically and neurologically er minute feeling guilty about to make sure there is nothing this. If he isn’t the person he medically wrong with him. portrayed himself to be, you Dear Abby: I’m an 11-yearmay have dodged a bullet. old girl, and my mom has a Dear Abby: My 7-year-old boyfriend who lives with us. son is a great winner when we Mom said that he comes first play games, but he’s a terrible in her life. When she told me loser. When he loses a game, that, I felt like she didn’t love he loses control. He screams, me anymore. He tries to be yells, hits and sometimes my father, acts like he owns bites. Is there a way to stop the house and gets me in deep this behavior or am I stuck trouble. I have considered with a son who hates to lose? moving in with my dad. What – Losing The Battle At Home should I do? – Preteen in Florida Dear Losing The Battle: You have described a child who is Dear Preteen: Now that your unable to handle frustration mother has made her prioror control his emotions. When ities clear, I think it is time a child is 2 or 3, this kind of you discussed this with your behavior is understandable. father. If he is willing and But by age 7, your son should able to take care of you, you have learned to manage his might be better off living with frustration more approprihim. ately. Dear Abby: My nephew is If his poor sportsmangetting married next year. I ship continues, it will cause was very excited because I problems with his peers. You love him and I’m a baker. I should discuss this with him had planned on making the while he is rational, BEFORE groom’s cake as I did for his you play any games with him. brother’s and sister’s wedExplain that games are supdings. The problem is, they posed to be fun, and “when we have decided on a hunting theme for their wedding – inlose, we are given the chance cluding a camouflage wedding to learn from our mistake.”

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips

dress for the bride. Abby, I am an animal-rights activist. I’m against any form of hunting. I am also involved with several animal-protection groups. My nephew and his fiancee know how hard I work for animal rights – just the thought of a hunting theme for a wedding makes me ill. I don’t even want to attend, let alone make a cake. What can I do so there will be no hurt feelings if I don’t want to attend or participate? – Baker in The Midwest Dear Baker: The theme for your nephew’s wedding is certainly unique. The concept of a camouflage wedding dress is practical because the dress can be worn after the nuptials, which isn’t the case with many bridal gowns. Feeling as strongly as you do about not attending, write the happy couple a warm letter wishing them a lifetime of happiness together and include a nice wedding gift – I’m sure there will be no hurt feelings. Dear Abby: My elderly inlaws are wonderful, but even with hearing aids, they have trouble hearing. They enjoy dining out often. In order for them to hear us, family and friends must speak louder than normal. In a restaurant, this can be uncomfortable, not only for those of us dining

with them, but also for any other people seated nearby. My in-laws like to ask about and discuss personal and medical matters, and very loudly. If we try to keep our conversation at a reasonable and polite level, they get upset for not being included in the conversation or constantly ask, “What’d he say?” I feel bad for other diners seated near us who are trying to have a nice meal. What to do? – Mortified At The Dinner Table Dear Mortified: With some of the commercials that air on television these days, from overactive bladder to hemorrhoids to erectile dysfunction and adult diapers, it’s hard to believe anyone would be shocked by what’s discussed at your table. However, if possible, ask that your party be seated in a section of the restaurant away from other patrons. If it’s not, turn to diners who are overhearing the “organ recital” and say, “They’re actually whispering, even though it doesn’t sound like it!”

• 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.

Reduce chance of falls for elderly family members Dear Dr. K: My elderly mother is moving in with me, and I’m worried she will fall while I’m at work or asleep. How can I make my home safer for her? Dear Reader: With some fairly simple steps, you can reduce your mother’s risk of falls. Among people 65 and older, falling ranks as the top cause of injuries. In older people, injuries from falls can be disabling, even fatal. Falls not only are more dangerous in older people; they also are much more likely. Worsening vision and balance are the main culprits. A room that doesn’t look hazardous at all to a young or middle-aged adult can, in fact,

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff be dangerous for seniors. To reduce the tripping hazards your mother could encounter inside your house, start by taking an inventory. Walk through your entire home. Carefully consider each room, including hallways and floors, for potential dangers. Here are some common trip hazards, and what you can do about them: • Furniture can be hazardous if your mother has to pass through narrow channels to walk to a chair, for instance,

or from it. Reduce this hazard by rearranging your furniture to create clear, wide walking paths. • Do you have steps that are uneven or broken? If so, they’re particularly dangerous. Not only do they encourage falls, but the falls may be down the stairs, resulting in repeated injuries. Above all, repair the steps. • Take a close look at your carpets and rugs. Is any carpeting loose or torn? If so, if the tear is too large to be repaired, you should seriously consider replacing it. Don’t forget throw rugs, especially those with unsecured edges. Consider removing them. At a minimum, use double-sided

tape to prevent rugs from slipping. • Clutter on the floor is another obvious problem. Find new places to stash papers, books, shoes and other items that wind up on your floors. • Do you have wires and cords that your mother would have to step over or around? Coil or tape cords and wires away from walking paths. If you can’t avoid some cords being on a walking path, tape them to the floor with clear tape. • Don’t neglect the bathroom, another spot where falls often occur. The tub or shower floor can be particularly dangerous if it is slippery. Use non-slip strips on the floor of your shower or

tub. Install grab bars near the tub and toilet. Non-slip rubber mats on bathroom floors are another good idea. • Finally, consider lighting. Replace light bulbs that are missing or burned out. Add lamps to spaces that could use more light. Install automatic night lights in any spot where someone is likely to walk – like to the bathroom and kitchen. They should turn on automatically when it’s dark and when they sense movement. With this kind of planning, you can go a long way toward making your home safe for your mother.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

8TODAY’S WEEKEND PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Galahad’s weapon 6 Dry, as champagne 10 Uninhabited region 15 Jungle pig 20 Plato’s marketplace 21 Spring melt 22 Light incense to 23 Violin maker 24 Reno rival 25 High-rise unit 26 Homer opus 27 Backless slippers 28 Hacienda material 29 Tuna habitat 30 Daring 32 Fake bullets 34 Estimate 36 Veinlike deposit 37 Curds companion 40 Hypo units 41 A-Team member (2 wds.) 42 Sister of Helios 43 Moist 47 Hit the buffet 48 66 or I-70 49 Letter before gamma 52 Rosy glow 54 “— is me!” 55 Moon positions 57 Coffee or island 58 Paperless exams 60 Chipmunk snack 62 Prey grabber 63 Got along 64 Pate de — gras 65 Comes around 66 Healthy routine 68 From a distance 69 Chow mein additive 70 Encounter 73 HMO staffers 74 Intrigues 77 Snuck a look 81 Half of deux 82 “Instead of” word 83 L. — Hubbard

84 State positively 86 Very, in teenspeak 87 Main fin 89 Eras 93 Pothole filler 94 Elisabeth of “Soapdish” 95 Mouse catcher 96 Close relative 97 Freight deliverers 100 Touch-and-go 103 Admiral’s jail 104 “— so right!” 105 European boot 109 Zen master’s poem 110 Kanga and Roo creator 111 Mend a heel 112 Nocturnal marsupial 113 — out (withdraw) 114 Heaps kudos on 116 Cuba, to Castro 117 Brewery tank 118 Corporate ending 119 Diner special 121 Compass dir. 122 Mi. above sea level 124 Flat-needled tree 125 The facts 126 Jai — 128 Do roadwork 130 Hors d’oeuvre 132 Sneezer’s concern (2 wds.) 136 Like good soil 138 Ekberg of films 142 Wax theatrical 143 — box 144 Chaucer’s month 145 Stogie 146 More upscale 147 Supermarket area 148 Walks unsteadily 149 Vertical 150 Fairy tale 151 More than wants 152 Rooney or Gibb 153 Eccentric

DOWN 1 Emerging magma 2 Mellow, as brandy 3 NASA scrub (hyph.) 4 Apt to snap 5 Gauguin’s prop 6 Obstructs 7 Viking letters 8 Meat-grading org. 9 Flip-flop 10 Disclaimer 11 Least likely to work 12 Pork purchases 13 “Confound it!” 14 Diligent 15 Domesticated 16 Elicited a chuckle 17 — Alto, Calif. 18 Particular 19 Cakes do it

21 Candle bracket 31 Antarctic sea 33 Performs 35 Ms. Thurman 37 Emulated Niobe 38 Big laugh (hyph.) 39 Footnote abbr. (2 wds.) 42 High-fashion mag 44 Furry Jedi ally 45 Became threadbare 46 Itches 48 Descartes or Russo 49 Make public 50 Roulette bets 51 Smidgen 52 Laissez- — 53 Anchor cable 56 Prepare the laundry 57 Gets stuck (2 wds.) 58 Miff

59 Gallivant 61 Hamster’s digs 63 Powdery 65 Fuse unit 67 Radiator front 68 Not give — — 70 Beauty pack 71 “Achtung Baby” producer Brian 72 Always, to Byron 75 Shrink back in fear 76 Planet before Uranus 78 Utility bill abbr. 79 Perfume label word 80 Apply henna 82 Aboveboard 85 Dell 88 Overcharge, slangily 90 Marquis’s inferiors

91 Archaeological site 92 Riverboat danger 94 JFK arrivals of yore 98 Faint glow 99 Kind of squad 100 “This is bad!” (hyph.) 101 Auto-parts store 102 Rides a bench 103 Stick around 104 Fabric meas. 106 Vast region 107 Fontanne’s husband 108 Nonprofit org. 110 Band member 112 Prefix with “medic” 115 Cold — — icicle 116 “— take forever!” 117 Leather substitutes 120 Skimpy top

122 Action-movie name 123 Espressos with milk 124 Kin 125 Bickle in “Taxi Driver” 127 Skeptical 128 Pretense 129 A moon of Jupiter 130 Worried about 131 Measured off 132 Corrals 133 Jump over 134 Out of one’s mind 135 “Garfield” pooch 137 Part of Ali Baba’s command 139 Is that all — —? 140 Diplomat’s asset 141 Affected


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Stephan Pastis

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Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

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Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


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


Brianand & Greg Jim Borgman JerryWalker Scott

Jimmy Johnson

Lincoln Peirce

Jan Eliot

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DEKALB Sycamore Rd. at Barber Greene Rd. (Northland Shopping Center) • 815-756-2592

Saturday, March 1, 2014 “National Bird” Photo by: Jon

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Sears Electronic Graduate SR3000 Electric Portable Typewriter, with extra ink cartridges, & correction spools, exc. cond., collectors item, $40 815-909-8905

Full Time & Part Time DeKalb County Trades/Apprenticeship

COURIER DRIVERS Part and Full Time DeKalb County area 21+, provide your own clean, reliable vehicle. Lift 50 lbs, have good driving record, insurance, be bondable, pass drug and background. Email resume to: Drivers

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CONSTRUCTION CRAFT LABORER NOTICE OF APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY The First Tuesday of each month BEGINNING APRIL 2014 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Laborer Local #32 4477 Linden Road Rockford, IL

Immediate Openings for

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 1. High school graduate or G.E.D. 2. Not less than 18 years of age. 3. Physically able to perform the work of the trade. 4. A reading, understanding, writing, and communicating ability as would enable the applicant to perform the tasks of the construction craft laborer in a safe manner and comprehend the subject matter taught, in English only, in related instruction. 5. Have a valid driver's license. 6. Drug testing shall be required. 7. $20.00 NON-REFUNDABLE administrative fee collected at time of aptitude testing (Cash or Money Order). ILCJATP is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are given without regard to age, sex, religion, race, color or national origin.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Healthcare Gaffey Health Service Inc. is in need of LPN's and RN's to work in the home of a Pediatric client in the Sycamore area. M-F 10 HR days, and 7 days a week 10 hour over-nights. Please call 815-625-5575 for more information.

ACCOUNTING Part Time ! Genoa, IL

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR City of Sycamore Job description and application at; City Clerk's Office, 308 W. State Street, Sycamore; swilley@cityofsycamore com or 815-895-0786. Applications due 5pm on March 21. EOE

LIQUOR DEPARTMENT ASSOCIATE Knowledge of Beer, Wine & Spirits Marketing and Pricing knowledge Retail experience preferred Inquiries and/or Resumes with contact information required Send replies to attn: Liquor Dept. Associate c/o Classified, 1586 Barber Greene Rd. DeKalb, IL. 60115 ROOFING LABORERS WANTED Drivers license & transportation a must. Call 815-748-8895

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Must have 1 year experience working in the field. Have valid DL & car insurance.

Responsible for a variety of financial functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing, account reconciliation, payroll and taxes.

CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has part & full time positions available for CNA's on the Day, Evening & Night shifts. Excellent benefits Uniform allowance Attendance incentive

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

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Orthodontic practice is seeking a very caring person for outstanding patient & staff relations. Must have initiative, be hard-working, detail oriented & organized! Leadership skills & maturity needed. Working with Dr, staff & patients in growing practice. Pay plus bonus for highly productive teammate. Contact Dr. Todd Curtis' office at 815-895-7660 or send resume to: Dr Curtis, PO Box 205, Sycamore, IL 60178


Complete Bedroom Set-Off white laminate. Dresser w/mirror, chest of drawers, 2 night stands, full size mattress & boxspring $295 815-751-3531 Console Table – Dark wood $45 815-751-3531 Kitchen Table & 4 Chairs Excellent Condition - $40. 815-784-2857 Swivel Chair Upholstered, Mauve $20. 815-899-3902

Old Envelopes Stamps Collections 815-758-4004

Thomasville, Cherrywood dining room set, table, 4 chairs 68” x 44” 2 leaves expanding to 100” $275 good condition Please call 815-895-3673

Hospital Bed New $400/OBO 815-245-2419 LIFT CHAIR Brown Naugahyde - New $1300, Used 2 months, $600/OBO. 815-756-2185 evenings


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

36” 6-PANEL OAK INTERIOR DOOR NEW. $75. 815-762-3219


2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $17,500 5.3L V8 Flex 4WD 91K miles seats 9 very good condition. Call Steve at 630-387-9347

Pedestal Sink – White Sink, Excellent Condition Sink & Stand Only, No Plumbing $20. 815-570-2386

Cricket Wireless USB Mobile Broadband internet adapter A600. Tested & Working. No liabilities from previous account, ready for new subscriber. This adapter also has a microSD slot. $15. 815-825-2443 Find !t here!

Caregiver/CNA Needed With exp, must be able to transfer patient from bed to wheelchair. 815-895-2244 Lv Msg


MOST CASH WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!!

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Air Hockey Table – Harvard - FREE. Must pick up. Call 815-899-8420

BATHROOM VANITY TOP - Used $50/obo. 36.5" wide and 22" deep. Left side is unfinished since it was against a wall. Imperial Marble Brand - Brown Speckle Finish. Cultured Marble - Same Sink new for $169. Very nice! 815-895-7486



245/55HR18 Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow on 18 x 8 Gunnar rims. 15K miles. $200 Dekalb 256-338-7599

$4/gallon, several colors. 815-479-1000 Slot Machine Complete with Tokens, Excellent Shape – MUST SELL $165 OBO. 815-761-5843

2000 FORD F-350 4x4 Long Bed, with a Western Unimount Snow Plow, 165K miles. $4900 815-748-3782

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs Will beat anyone's price by $300.

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

DeKalb. Great Starter “or” Stopper! Only $84,500. Call Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845. Clean!!! SYCAMORE Open House Sundays 1-3pm. 29955 Ellen Drive

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Excellent mousers, very healthy and good personalities. $5/ea to a good home only. 815-748-3782


For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans with or without titles. 630-817-3577 or 219-697-3833

In peaceful Ellen Oaks, Beautiful brick/cedar 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath ranch on 1/2 acre lot with mature trees, remodeled 2008, hardwood, carpet, ceramic flrs, A/C, deck, quartz counters & SS appl. 1st floor laundry, FP, full basement, 2-1/2 car garage. Sycamore School Dist. Price - $218,000. 815-739-1734 or 815-895-4480


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Research Monsanto Waterman Research is seeking individuals for spring and summer field work. Multiple positions are available including but not limited to: Corn Breeding, Entomology and Pathology. No experience is necessary; training provided. Working weekends and overtime may be required. Pay is competitive. Apply in person at 8350 Minnegan Road, Waterman, IL 60556, M-F 8-4:30. EOE/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

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

Sycamore-Lease/Sale Near HyVee 2254 Oakland Dr. 6000 sf, $12.50/sf/yr Office/1380 sf garage


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10 hrs/wk per school calendar; $13.28 per hr. Requires HS diploma or GED. Applications at: or Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St, or 815-895-0786. Due 5pm March 14. EOE

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2 pc. China Hutch w/ mirrored back and 2 lights. Good condition $300 Please call 815-895-3673


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School Crossing Guard Sycamore Police

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Class-A Delivery Drivers! $6,000 Sign-On Bonus (for a limited time) $66,000 avg. annual earnings Stable, Steady Work + Generous Benefits HOME EVERY WEEK 2-3 Day Routes on avg. CDL-A, 1 Yr. Exp. Req. Good Driving/Work History Call 252-450-4443

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Buck Knife - 4” Model 110, In Leather Case, New & Unused - $20. 815-827-3692

DeKalb-Garage Lease 421 Grove Street 5,693 s.f. @ $6/s.f. 15’ ceiling, 2 overhd drs Ample parking Ruthanne Trunda, CCIM 815-739-1849 Ralph Crafton 815-757-5546

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2nd Shift is an industry leader in providing state-of-the-art technology for the electrical, power utility, industrial and telecommunication markets. We are currently seeking a dynamic Second Shift Multi-Machine Specialist to join our Genoa, IL team. Responsibilities include studying blueprints, sketches, and sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements to regulate machining. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and have experience or formal training in CNC machining centers; have mechanical dexterity; ability to read blueprints and routing; ability to use precision measuring instruments. Previous lathe and vertical/horizontal mill or Swiss lathe experience is preferred. Please apply online at - Careers (Find A Job) Tab on top right. Reference Requisition #222106. Textron is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).



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1032 S. 7th St. DeKalb From $70s Southmoor Estates, Office Staff, 815-756-1299




574 Katherine Circle DeKalb 2 2 $194,900 McCabe Realtors, Nedra Ericson, 815-739-9997

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3028 Fairway Oaks Dr DeKalb 2 2 $204,000 McCabe Realtors, Chuck Lindhart, 815 762-1054

Waterbury West Lane Sycamore 2 2 $156,900+ Directions to Somerset Farm: Rt. 23 to Bethany E to Somerset Lane S Century 21 Elsner Realty, Linda Tillis, 815-751-3159


135 Sabin St. Sycamore 3 2 $149,900 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Katie Morsch, 815-739-6694

Multi-Machine Specialist II Greenlee, a Textron Company,






1109 Fox Hollow DeKalb 3 2.5 $240,000 Century 21 Elsner Realty, Linda Tillis, 815-756-1691 By Appt.

813 Stevens Ave Sycamore 4 1.5 $139,000 Century 21 Elsner Realty, Peggy Ireton, 815-756-1691

Reston Ponds Sycamore 3-4 2-3 Starting $219,950 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Keith & Jean Brunett, 630-209-6357


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. LANCE VANDEBURG, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 13 CH 292 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Mr. Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 209 ROBINSON, GENOA, IL 60135

Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record.

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Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale.

By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its attorneys Prepared by: JEFFREY L. LEWIS #06257559 Klein Stoddard Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-0380 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 22, March 1 & 8, 2014.)

The time and place of the sale is: March 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 150 N. Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178 The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash. The sale shall be "as is" condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Illinois Community Credit Union By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its attorneys Prepared by: JEFFREY L. LEWIS #06257559 Klein Stoddard Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-0380 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 22, March 1 & 8, 2014.)



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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder.

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CASE NO. 13 CH 346 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is:

The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 904 REIMANN AVENUE, SANDWICH, IL 60548

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Mr. Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380

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The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is:

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The legal description of the real estate: PIN: 03-20-352-014 (affects Lot 7) and 03-20-352-015 (affects Lot 8) A description of the improvements on the real estate: Residential

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The property will NOT be open for inspection. SANDWICH STATE BANK N/K/A CASTLE BANK, N.A.

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Mr. Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 209 ROBINSON, GENOA, IL 60135 The legal description of the real estate: LOTS 7 AND 8 IN BLOCK 5 IN CITIZEN'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF GENOA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 100, ON AUGUST 15, 1891, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 03-20-352-014 (affects Lot 7) and 03-20-352-015 (affects Lot 8) A description of the improvements on the real estate: Residential

The legal description of the real estate: THE SOUTHERLY 9.27 FEET OF LOT 48 AND THE NORTHERLY 16.75 FEET OF LOT 47 (EXCEPT THE EASTERLY 42.61 FEET OF SAID LOTS) IN FIRST ADDITION TO COUNTRYSIDE VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "Q" OF PLATS, PAGE 28 ON AUGUST 29, 1973 AS DOCUMENT NO. 375598 AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED JANUARY 6, 1975 AS DOCUMENT NO. 383868 IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 19-25-277-009 A description of the improvements on the real estate: Residential The time and place of the sale is: March 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 150 N. Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178 The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash. The sale shall be "as is" condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record. Upon payment in full of the

The time and place of the sale is: March 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 150 N. Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178

Daily Chronicle / pon paym amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. SANDWICH STATE BANK N/K/A CASTLE BANK, N.A. By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its attorneys Prepared by: JEFFREY L. LEWIS #06257559 Klein Stoddard Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-0380 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 22, March 1 & 8, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE TAX DEED NO. 14-TX-10 FILED February 27, 2014 TAKE NOTICE TO: DOUG JOHNSON, DEKALB COUNTY CLERK; Midland Funding LLC; Thomas Boor; Kathe Boor; Occupant; Katie Boor; Bradlo Machine World; CitiFinancial Services, Inc.; Home State Bank, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED; AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS. This is NOTICE of the filing of the Petition for Tax Deed on the following described property: Lot 6 in Block 4 in S. Stephens Addition to the Village (now City of Genoa, according to the Plat thereof recorded May 19, 1875 Book "A" of Plats, Page 77, situated in DeKalb County, Illinois. Property Index Number 03-19329-012 On June 30, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. the Petitioner intends to make application for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued. The real estate was sold on November 4, 2011 for general taxes of the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire June 23, 2014. Kathleen A. Kyndberg, Attorney for Petitioner (618) 457-4586 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 28, March 1 & 3, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE TAX DEED NO. 14-TX-11 FILED February , 2014 TAKE NOTICE TO: DOUG JOHNSON, DEKALB COUNTY CLERK; Frank C. Wait; Mary M. Wait; Occupant; Paige Hughes; Fifth Third Bank as successor to Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan); Carol Ann Roberts; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF Mary M. Wait; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED; AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS.

On June 30, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. the Petitioner intends to make application for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued. The real estate was sold on November 4, 2011 for general taxes of the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire June 23, 2014. Kathleen A. Kyndberg, Attorney for Petitioner (618) 457-4586 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 28, March 1 & 3, 2014.)


pi by pr ing judge, William Edward Metz will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from WILLIAM EDWARD METZ to EMILY ELIZA TUDOR pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. William Edward Metz Emily Eliza Tudor DeKalb, IL 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2014.)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: ASHE WEISSHAUT DELVALLECLAUDIO FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on April 8, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Ashe Weisshaut DelValle-Claudio will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from ASHE WEISSHAUT DELVALLECLAUDIO to VANSTROM-ASHE DRACUL pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Ashe Weisshaut DelValle-Claudio 1325 W. Lincoln Hwy Apt A108 DeKalb, IL 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 15, 22 & March 1, 2014.)


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This is NOTICE of the filing of the Petition for Tax Deed on the following described property:



PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on April 14, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presid-

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Genoa Senior Building 2BR, 1BA, C/A, all appliances. 1 car garage + 1st mo sec dep. 815-784-3428 Sycamore – 1 Lg BD, appliances, & W/D, $550/mo. + sec. & utilities. No pets/smoking. 815-895-6747 leave message

DeKalb / Tilton Park: 3 BR 1 BA Att. garage, sunroom, basement. Large yard. No smoking/pet. $975 + util. 815-751-7149

The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash. The sale shall be "as is" condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record.

The property will NOT be open for inspection.

DEKALB 3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Newly Remodeled Ranch. All appl, bsmt,1.5 car gar, $1150/mo+sec. 815-751-2650 Dekalb South 4th street, 2BR, kitchen, C/A, 1 flr., W/D, private driveway, quiet, $770/month 815-758-1518

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Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale.

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The legal description of the real estate: PIN: 19-25-277-009 A description of the improvements on the real estate: Residential

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The time and place of the sale is: March 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 150 N. Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178 The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash. The sale shall be "as is" condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject


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