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porn seeks jobless aid Claims many DeKalb County employees were viewing it By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI

“I’m not aware of what evidence he has that other people were doing it, too. That’s certainly something he’d have to produce as the case goes forward.”

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Jaelyn Paulsen (center) picks up a marriage license for her and partner Darla Cook (right) at the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder’s office Thursday morning. The license was the first same sex marriage license signed by the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder Doug Johnson.

County clerk told state’s attorney not to fight lawsuit By ANDREA AZZO and KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – Darla Cook and Jaelyn Paulsen didn’t want to let another St. Patrick’s Day pass before they got married. In addition to being a day when people wear Paulsen’s favorite color, green, Monday also is the four-year anniversary of their commitment ceremony. So rather than wait for the Illinois law legalizing same-sex marriage to take effect June 1, they filed suit against DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder Doug Johnson. On Thursday, after Johnson declined to mount a defense, they won, and Johnson’s office granted them a marriage license. The couple is planning a low-key ceremony Monday at a Sycamore area church with a pastor officiating.

Jaeyln Paulsen (left) of Sycamore and Darla Cook of DeKalb share a moment after receiving their marriage license while sitting in the DeKalb County Courthouse on Thursday morning. The pair plan to marry on Monday, the anniversary of their civil union. “In the last year, it’s been good to have the courts and the legislature stepping in and saying this is not right,” Paulsen said. “We need to stop discriminating against these couples just because they’re different than what we’re used to.” Judge Ron Matekaitis accepted an

agreed order from Johnson, DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack, and Cook and Paulsen. The couple wrote their own petition challenging Johnson, who had said he would wait to issue same-sex


SYCAMORE – A former DeKalb County employee who was fired for viewing pornography at work is fighting for unemployment benefits, claiming other county employees were doing it, too, court records show. Steven C. Scoughton, 53, of DeKalb, filed an appeal this week in DeKalb County Court, after the Illinois Department of Employment Security Board of Review found he was not eligible for benefits because he was fired for misconduct. Scoughton, a Marine veteran, claims that county supervisors condoned employees downloading and viewing pornography on county computers. He worked as a service officer for Veterans Assistance Commission from June 2008 to May 2013, making $20 an hour when he left, DeKalb County Finance Director Peter Stefan said. DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney Stephanie Klein and Scoughton’s attorney, Charles Prorok of Rockford, said ethics rules prevented them from offering new information on pending litigation. But Klein said she was not aware of other county employees viewing pornography on their computers. “I’m not aware of what evidence he has that other people were doing it, too,” Klein said Thursday afternoon. “That’s certainly something he’d have to produce as the case goes forward.” Klein’s office has 35 days from Monday, the day the appeal was filed, to file a response, Prorok said. The Illinois Department of Employment Security Board of Review didn’t think much of Scoughton’s argument, though.

Stephanie Klein DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney

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Quinn defends record on anti-violence program By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press

CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn defended his record Thursday on a troubled 2010 anti-violence program he championed, saying he moved swiftly to correct problems years before a state auditor’s report raised questions about expenditures. The Chicago Democrat said he was the first to spot issues in 2012 with the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative and he moved to abolish the agency that ran it.

The initiative, designed to reduce Chicago neighborhood violence by helping young people get jobs, offer parenting skills and help for people getting out of prison, spent $55 million in the first two years. However, Auditor General William Holland’s report last month found “pervasive deficiencies” in implementing the initiative, along with sloppy and missing paperwork. The report questioned about 40 percent of the expenditures by service providers. The findings led some top

Republicans to call for a federal investigation. But Quinn said Thursday that his administration investigated and fixed problems. “The job of the governor is to step in when you see something going in the wrong direction and straighten it out. That’s what I did with that program, long before the audit arrived,” Quinn told reporters after an unrelated event. The initiative was run by the now-defunct Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, which relied in part on recommendations

from Chicago aldermen when choosing community agencies to run programs. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority took over the Violence Prevention Authority last year. Quinn announced the initiative in October 2010 after Chicago pastors asked him to help combat city violence. The timing prompted critics to argue it was a program to lock up the city’s vote a month before he won election by a thin margin. Also, the Chicago Sun-Times

reported earlier this month that tens of thousands of dollars earmarked for the program was paid to Benton Cook, the husband of Democratic Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, who worked as a program coordinator. Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno called his hiring “pure cronyism.” Quinn’s office said it wasn’t involved in hiring, disputed claims of favoritism and said no community organization received money until after the election.

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Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Call: 815-508-0280. La Leche League of Sandwich: 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Valley West Community Hospital. For all interested women, especially before baby’s arrival. Babies also are welcome. For information, call Connie at 815-498-3431. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi) DeKalb. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb 800-452-7990; Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. Free readings are open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb 800-452-7990; ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St. in Sandwich. 815-498-4405. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. 630-365-6315. Bingo license B-04001. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb across the street from Memorial Park. B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb 800-452-7990; www. Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb 800-452-7990; Friday night activities and gallery hours: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. All are welcome; programs vary each week. 815758-1351. Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich 800-4527990; County Line Group Big Book AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park 800-452-7990; www. One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; There is a Solution AA(C): 8 p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb 800-452-7990; www. Saturday

Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi) DeKalb. Hinckley Area Food Pantry: 8 to 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave. Food distribution is available. Overeaters Anonymous Walk-and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St. in Sycamore. www.; Call: Marilyn at 815-7514822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa 800-452-7990; As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb 800-452-7990;


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8 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT DAILY-CHRONICLE.COM? Yesterday’s Reader Poll results:

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Do you support DeKalb County buying a house near the courthouse for a halfway house for drug court participants? Yes: 54 percent No: 38 percent Not in that location: 8 percent Total votes: 226

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Spending on pets at all-time high By SUE MANNING The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Dogs and cats have become part of the American family’s inner circle over the past 20 years, sleeping in their own beds or yours, eating food bought specially to help their digestive tracts, drinking purified water and cuddling up in chairs on heated pads made to fend off arthritis. In addition to veterinarians, some pets have their own groomers, trainers, sitters and occasional walkers. All this suggests a bright future for an industry that has grown alongside the popularity of pets, expanding at a steady 4 percent to 6 percent a year since the American Pet Products Association started record-keeping in 1996. Americans spent an all-time high $55.7 billion on their pets last year, and spending will creep close to $60 billion this year, association president and CEO Bob Vetere told buyers and exhibitors at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday. The biggest chunk of 2013 spending, $21.6 billion, went for food – a lot of it more expensive, healthier grub. In

1996, total pet spending was just $21 billion. Adjusted for inflation, that’s $31.3 billion. The humanization of our pets started about 20 years ago, Vetere said in a telephone interview. As pets accepted their new perch in the family, manufacturers introduced products that helped animals move from the backyard to the front room. “What is feeding a large part of the growth now are the baby boomers who have become empty-nesters and are looking for some other ways to find the love and affection they used to get from their kids,” Vetere said. “In the past, children were a reflection of us, and people are now extending that to their pets,” said Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, a San Diego veterinarian who owns the website People don’t bring their pets in just for health reasons anymore – they also want them to look good and smell good, she said. “From my perspective, it’s a good thing. It’s nice to see people care as deeply as they do.” People have always spent more on food than any other pet spending category, and pet food trends follow hu-

man food and diet trends, according to Vetere. That means if you are on a health kick, chances are your pet is too. “Food choices are extraordinarily confusing,” Vogelsang said. “I think people spend more time in the dog food aisle than they do in the rest of the store.” Sales numbers show owners are buying more age-specific, breed-specific, vitamin-infused or additive-enhanced foods, Vetere said. Dave Bolen is president and CEO of Pet Supplies Plus, a chain of 294 specialty stores in 24 eastern states. His 25-years-old business has expanded every year – it opened eight stores in 2013 and plans to open 30 this year. “We are bullish about pet ownership,” he said. It can only get better, Bolen added, as people discover all the healthy benefits of owning pets. Other spending last year included $14.4 billion for veterinary care; $13.1 billion for supplies and over-the-counter medicines; $2.2 billion for live animal purchases; and $4.4 billion for other services.


Confidence, trepidation ahead of Crimea By MIKE ECKEL The Associated Press SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE – Men hawk Russian tricolor flags to drivers at traffic lights on the streets of the Crimean capital. Mini-vans emblazoned with election slogans belt out patriotic songs. A World War II bunker has become a drop-off point for people to donate blankets and canned food for armed militiamen who patrol the streets. One of the two TV stations allowed to broadcast in Crimea these days makes no secret of its allegiances: It stuffs the airwaves with clips that display the slogan “March 16: Together with Russia” while blaring the Russian national anthem. They promise higher pensions, higher salaries and a better quality of life – within Russia’s embrace. Days before the Black Sea peninsula votes in a referendum on joining Russia, Crimea has slipped into a twilight of nationalist fervor, uncertainty and trepidation. For ethnic Russians, Sunday’s vote has been long coming, a chance to right what they see as a historic wrong. For the ethnic Ukrainians and Tatars who are the minority in Crimea, it is fear that dominates. They fear separation from Ukraine; they fear the loss of an identity that has always been vulnerable in Russian-dominated Crimea; and they fear outright attack from thugs who run around unchecked by the Kremlin-planted regional government. In Crimea, momentum is clearly on the pro-Russian side. Pamphlets and fliers urging a “Yes” in Sunday’s referendum circulated briskly on the streets of Simferopol and the historic naval city of Sevastopol. “As a part of a mighty multinational country our culture and traditions will be protected,” one read. “We’re ready to vote for (unification with) Russia,” said Svetlana Alexandrova, a 72-year-old retired translator. “Crimea is Russian and this vote is just bringing us home again.” In Sevastopol, which is home to both the Russian and the Ukrainian Black Sea fleets, people sneered at Western reporters, saying the West

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8DID YOU WIN? A car on March 8 with a Russian national flag drives through Simferopol, Ukraine. Russia fever is everywhere in the streets of Crimea from the men who hawk Russian tricolor flags to the World War II bunker that has become a drop-off point for people to donate blankets and canned food for armed militiamen who patrol the streets. was spreading lies and supporting “fascism” in the new government in Kiev. Interviews with people walking around the city center revealed overwhelming support for uniting with Russia. The ethnic Ukrainian concerns about violence seem justified by reports of sporadic beatings, nighttime abductions and the beefed-up presence of Russian ultranationalists. Vyacheslav Tymchuk, a 23-year-old pro-Ukrainian activist, said that he came across a group of about 10 men, some masked wearing camouflage and carrying automatic weaponS, pistols and knives, brutally beating two Ukrainian soldiers in the middle of Simferopol. When he tried to stop the attack, he said, the men beat him up, pistol-whipping him and kicking him as he lay on the ground until he nearly lost consciousness. “They didn’t even bother to ask me who I was,” said Tymchuck, whose

right eye was swollen shut and whose head and body were covered in cuts and bruises. “They said nothing to me.” Tents belonging to the far-right Russia Unity are scattered through the city’s center, collecting donations for “self-defense forces” and serving tea and snacks to burly men wearing red armbands and to Cossacks in camouflage who guard the entrance to the regional parliament building. The government itself is run by a shadowy Kremlin protege nicknamed the “goblin” who has reported links to criminal gangs. Crimea’s police department has warned people to be careful about showing passports to strangers – after reports circulated about unnamed people knocking on apartments and homes, asking to check passports needed to vote in the referendum, then either taking the passports or ripping them up if they showed the holder to be an ethnic Ukrainian.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Interest payments on Illinois’ late bills cost the state $318 million last year – enough to cover the annual budget of the Illinois State Police, according to a published report. The state auditor’s overview of Illinois’ finances shows interest payments from fiscal year 2013 were more than double what was paid in the previous year when the figure was $136 million, according to a report by the

Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers. The state’s interest on unpaid bills was $91 million in 2011, $97 million in 2010 and $36.9 million in 2009. Brad Hahn, a spokesman for Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, said this year’s interest payments should be much lower because the state has been “aggressive” about working to reduce the backlog of unpaid bills. “Because much of the backlog has been paid down, we should not see the kind of interest payments in 2014,”

Hahn said. The state’s overall backlog of unpaid bills is expected to fall to $5.6 billion by June 30, which is the end of the current fiscal year. That’s down from a high of $9.9 billion in 2010. The state’s 2013 deficit was nearly $45 million, a shortfall that grew by less than 1 percent from the previous year. The general spending account deficit, which is used to pay bills that are owed to vendors, fell 19 percent to $7.3 billion.

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DeKalb park board approves ‘tough budget’

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ties; $235,000 on trucks, lawn mowers and lawn grooming tools; $125,000 on building maintenance; $136,000 in paving projects and $75,000 on playgrounds. District officials also plan to spend $35,000 to replace the park district’s phone system, an expenditure Faivre briefly questioned. Assistant Director Lisa Small explained the district’s Panasonic phone system was bought in the 1990s and has garnered several complaints. “We’ve had complaints about it actually. It’s hard to navigate through, you’re on hold forever waiting to get through,” she said. “It’s a very old system.” The projected revenues and expenditures are $200,000 and $300,000 less than last fiscal year, respectively. Small said the reduction was because of a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources the district had the past fiscal year. Interim Executive Director Ray Ochromowicz said although he wasn’t involved in the budget process, he had input once it was completed. “I have challenged the staff to perform 10 percent better than where we’re at,” Ochromowicz said.


Eighth-graders Kayla Born (left), Rina Ishimaru, Natalee Alltop and Sarah Horton plan a way to drop their egg from a ladder without it breaking during the Science Olympiad at Sycamore Middle School on Thursday.

DeKALB – The DeKalb Park Board unanimously approved a $7.3 million budget for the fiscal year ending in 2015 during their meeting Thursday night. In the fiscal year that started March 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2015, the park district is slated to receive $7,081,451 in revenue and spend $7,315,324. The district will carry over funds saved during the previous fiscal year to cover the $230,000 shortfall. The district should have $3.4 million in fund balances at the end of the fiscal year. The budget is based on the assumption the district won’t see any growth in its tax base and with the pay-off date for the bonds for the Sports and Recreation Center in 2019 in mind. “It’s a tough budget,” Commissioner Per Faivre said. “I don’t feel like any department feels like it got enough money. We just have to hope the economy gets better.” Bigger projects during the current fiscal year include $240,000 in Americans with Disabilities Act improvements across facili-

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Sixth graders Gavin Crofoot (left) and Nick Schumaker launch their Seventh grader Nicholas Merryman drops tiny weights into his handmade boat until it sinks. marshmallow during the Science Olympiad.

8LOCAL BRIEF Man convicted of sexually assaulting child SYCAMORE – A 59-year-old Sycamore man previously convicted of raping a teen accepted a plea agreement this week for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child younger than age 13. Rudy Salazar, of the 700 block of Park Avenue, was sentenced Tuesday to 13.5 years in prison

for one count of predatory sexual criminal assault, which he’ll serve after he completes his prison term resulting from previous convictions. Salazar was accused of sexually abusing a child younger than 13 years old between January 1998 and May 2001, court records show. He also was charged with sexually abusing a child between 13 and

16 years old in May 2004, but those charges were dropped as part of the agreement, court records show. In June 2012, Salazar was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal sexual assault of a child between 13 and 17 years old and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child between 13

to 16 years old, court records show. The two cases involve different victims, authorities said. Salazar will receive credit for the 1,155 days, or about three years, he has served while the case was pending, but he won’t start serving the new prison sentence until he’s finished the first one.

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DeKalb library cuts costs ahead of project By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – The $24 million expansion project at the DeKalb Public Library will influence the library’s budget this year as officials cut funding for repairs and strip down fund balances. The Library Board of Trustees is expected to act Wednesday on a proposed budget that includes a $30,000 cut in proposed spending compared with last

year’s budget. Library Director Dee Coover said the cut is the result of a decision not to replace the current computer server as well as a shift away from repairing the roof and boiler system. “With the expansion this year, we found those were things we could cut,� Coover said. The proposed budget expects a little more than $2 million in revenue, which is based on the same property tax levy as the past fiscal

year. Expenditures will be $36,000 less than projected revenues. Although the library will cut back on repairs and replacements, it will spend a little more on salaries, with employees expected to receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living raise. “The money we are saving will go toward salaries so we can raise the salaries of workers so no one is working for too little money,� board Chairman Clark Neher said.

In order to meet requirements for the $12.2 million local match of an $11.6 million Public Library Construction Act grant the library received, the library’s fund balances were stripped, Coover said. The City of DeKalb, which operates the library, borrowed $6.5 million for the project, along with providing $2 million in tax increment financing funds. The library is borrowing $2.8 million, which board


members expect to repay in two years through local fundraising efforts. The library contributed $900,000 from its reserves, leaving fund balances at $350,000. If the Library Board members approve the budget during a special meeting Wednesday, it will be incorporated in the City of DeKalb’s budget, which is adopted in June before the city’s fiscal year starts July 1.

Letters help central Ill. town after Nov. tornado By THOMAS BRUCH (Peoria) Journal Star

WASHINGTON, Ill. – Handmade letters by the hundreds from local communities and from far away descended upon Washington Primary and Intermediate schools after the Nov. 17 tornado. The overwhelming encouragement of every card and letter needed a proper platform to be seen, and soon each one lined the walls of hallways throughout the schools. “I was walking down the hallways really slowly reading all of them,� said Madeline Brod, a fifth-grader at Washington Intermediate School whose house sustained heavy damage from the tornado. “It felt really good to know that people from all over the world care about things that happen to you.� Her attentive reading of each letter navigated Madeline to one composed by a girl her age who lives in Moore, Okla., a town that endured its own devastation from a deadly tornado. The meaning behind a letter from that town wasn’t lost on Madeline. “It was very inspiring almost because I know there was a little more damage there,� she said. “So it was inspiring to have them write letters to us.� All of the letters were appreciated, but the first ones to arrive, from the students in Moore, left a special emotional imprint on Washington Intermediate Principal Brian Hoelscher. Even the smallest of

phrases within each card – like a simple “Hang in there� – bore an important message that resonated with the students and faculty. “When I opened them up, I about broke down,� Hoelscher said. “Those were some of the nicest things I’ve ever received. But then more just kept coming in and coming in. There was no way that every kid could read every single letter. Allowing kids to walk by and read a few here and there, it was neat.� Eventually, the cards were taken down from the hallway walls and one was sent home with every student. But Washington Central and Intermediate students took home another gift: a soft blanket courtesy of the “Peanuts�-inspired national group the Linus Project. And the blankets were designated for every student, not merely the students from affected homes. “I felt like all of our kids were affected in some way� said Jessica Uftring, a sixthgrade teacher at Washington Intermediate. “I thought it was cool to see all of the kids wrapped up in their blankets all day.� In the Washington schools, some think the arrival of spring will put the community on the road back to normal, and others expect it to begin when they return to their rebuilt homes. “There are a few things that have, but a lot of it’s not normal yet,� Madeline said. “And you can tell it will be. Just not anytime soon.�

Quinn keeps low profile ahead of March primary The ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO – Even though he’s a target of Republican attack ads, faces an outspoken although little-known primary challenger and could see a tough road to November, Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign has been barely visible. For weeks the Chicago Democrat has largely kept out of the public eye as four Republicans square off for the chance to unseat him in the fall. He’s not spending or debating. His lieutenant governor running mate didn’t move back to Illinois until this month. In the governor’s first official public event in more than a week, he appeared with actor Martin Sheen Thursday at a Chicago church to advocate raising the minimum wage.

“People know my record,� Quinn said, citing newly signed laws overhauling pensions and legalizing samesex marriage. “Those are the kind of things that people that want ... That’s the best way to go to the electorate.� Experts agree a lowkey campaign is probably Quinn’s best approach, particularly with an incumbent’s advantage allowing him to actually do the job as Republicans fight for it. Quinn no longer faces a serious nomination threat since former White House chief of staff Bill Daley and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan ultimately decided not to challenge him. Tio Hardiman, the one Democrat still running against him, has little statewide name recognition or money and has been dogged by personal issues.

8LOCAL BRIEF Free help with tax returns available Help with federal and state income tax returns is available at several sites in DeKalb County now through April 15. AARP TaxAide assists elderly and low- to moderate-income individuals. Days and sites in DeKalb include: • 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, by appointment only through April 10, Blank Slate Room, DeKalb County Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, 815-2170192. • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through April 12, DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., 815-756-9568. • 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, by ap-

pointment only through April 15, DeKalb Senior Service Center, 330 Grove St., Suite 3, 815-7584718. Elsewhere in the county: • 9 a.m.-noon Fridays and Saturdays through April 5, Resource Bank, 310 S. Route 23, Genoa. • 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, by appointment only through April 8, Municipal Building, 511 W. Main St., Kirkland, 815-522-3557 or 815-784-6040. • 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through April 5, IDEAL Industries product training room, 1122 Park Ave., Sycamore. • Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays through April 9, Sycamore Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore, 815-757-1800.

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Washington’s Central Intermediate School fifth-grader Madeline Brod, 11, and sixth-grade English teacher Jessica Uftring talk Feb. 19 about the outpouring of support from around the nation following the November tornado.

One of the of hundreds of cards from local communities and from far away that arrived for the students at Washington’s Central Intermediate School is seen Feb. 19. The letters were sent to comfort the victims of the devastating tornado that hit the central Illinois town on Nov. 17, 2013.

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

DeKalb County Douglas L. Carlock, 31, of DeKalb, was arrested Thursday, March 13, on a DeKalb County warrant alleging he failed to appear in court on allegations of domestic battery.

DeKalb city Samuel M. Yepiz, 18, of the 800 block of Ridge Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, March 2, with retail theft. Aaron Yepiz, 29, of the 800 block of Ridge Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, March 2,

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with retail theft. Marcus J. Hughes, 25, of the 1000 block of Ridge Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, March 2, with domestic battery. Daniel J. Hain, 21, of the 5600 block of North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, was charged Monday, March 3, with retail theft. Deontaye L. Bradley, 22, of the 10000 block of South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, was charged Wednesday, March 5, with possession of marijuana and trespass to land. Anais R. Maszka, 20, of the 800 block of West Taylor Street, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, March 9, with keeping a disorderly house. Parrish L. Heinz, 40, of the 500 block of East Taylor Street, DeKalb, was charged Thursday, March 6, with domestic

battery. Kimi L. Wilson, 28, of the 800 block of West Hillcrest Drive, DeKalb, was charged Thursday, March 6, with battery. Nicholas J. Relli, 19, of the 2100 block of Magnolia Road, Homewood, was charged Friday, March 7, with fighting in city. Benjamin C. Tishler, 22, of the 800 block of Ridge Drive, DeKalb, was charged Friday, March 7, with fighting in city.

Sycamore Frances Nieto, 38, of Sycamore, was charged Tuesday, March 11, with domestic battery. Matthew R. Malone, 30, of Sycamore, was charged Saturday, March 8, with driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

CLARENCE ROBERT ‘TRES’ JANECEK III Clarence Robert “Tres� Janecek III, 45, of Maple Park, Ill., died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, near DeKalb. Arrangements include a memorial visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, with a service to follow at 5 p.m., all at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Private family burial will follow cremation at a later date.


Born: April 14, 1958, in Aurora, Ill. Died: March 9, 2014, in Rockford, Ill. LELAND – Steven S. Merritt, 55, of Leland, Ill., died March 9, 2014, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford. Born April 14, 1958, in Aurora, Ill., to Charles S. and Pearl (Tuftee) Merritt, he married Jill Simmons on Sept. 19, 1987, in Somonauk. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Earlville. A 1976 graduate of Somonauk High School, he attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Waubonsee Community College. He was employed by Plano Molding in Mendota and was a partner with his father in owning and operating M & M Electric. He also worked with his dad on building a personal model railroad, a hobby that stayed with him as he improved it over the decades. He enjoyed auto racing and even did a little himself. Steve and Jill loved to do things together. They worked tirelessly on improving the home place, hosted cookouts and bonfires for many friends and relatives and thoroughly enjoyed traveling the country, including Alaska. Visiting relatives, fishing trips and snowmobile journeys took them to fun locations, and Steve and Jill’s Suburban often had a trailer behind it. Great stories with much laughter usually followed. He is survived by his wife, Jill of Leland; mother, Pearl Merritt of Mendota; one sister, Susan (Dave) Berry of Carlock; seven nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. The visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Earlville, with the Rev. Tammy Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Baker Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established later. To sign the online guest book, visit


Born: Jan. 27, 1934, in Mason City, Ill. Died: Dec. 14, 2013, in Oceanside, Calif. OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Donald D. Roberts, 79, of Oceanside, Calif., passed away on Dec. 14, 2013, following a short bout with cancer. He was born Jan. 27, 1934, first son of Samuel and Sarah Roberts. He attended Malta schools before entering the U.S. Marine Corps. He served his country for 20 years, retiring as staff sergeant, with tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam. He is survived by his beloved wife, Julie of San Diego, Calif.; three daughters; two brothers, James (Lenora) Roberts of Colorado and Gerald (Mary Anne) Roberts of Malta; and one sister, Beverly Mahon of Batavia. He was laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego. To sign the online guest book, visit

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West embarks on last attempt to preserve Ukraine The ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on Capitol Hill in Washington before Kerry’s testimony Thursday before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Foreign Operations and Related Programs hearing on the State Departments fiscal 2015 budget. In his opening remarks Kerry spoke about Ukraine and other current foreign relation issues.

Obama orders rule changes for overtime pay By JIM KUHNHENN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millions more workers for the extra time they put in on the job. The rules, which would not likely take effect until 2015, are aimed at workers currently designated as supervisory employees but who are exempt from overtime because they get paid a salary of more than $455 a week. Obama plans to order his Labor Department to recommend regulations that would increase that salary threshold and change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor. Obama’s attention to overtime dovetails with his emphasis on correcting wage disparities, a theme that he has said will be central to the remainder of his presidential term. The president’s directive, to be announced Thursday, leaves the details of a proposed rule to the Labor Department, which is not expected to come up with a recommendation before the fall. Still, it drew swift protests from Republicans who complained he was sidestepping Congress and from the business community, who said such rules would increase burdens on employers. “How does he expect us to work with him?” complained

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “It’s just a poisonous relationship.” The salary limit separating those who get overtime and those who don’t was increased to $455 in 2004 during the Bush administration. At the time, it hadn’t been increased since the mid1970s. “What we know right now is the threshold has been eroded by inflation, and there 3.1 million people who, if the threshold had kept up just with inflation, would automatically be covered by overtime provisions,” said Betsey Stevenson, a member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. Overtime and minimum wage rules are set by law in the Fair Labor Standards Act that Congress originally passed in 1938. The law gives the administration some leeway to define the rules through regulations. The law requires most workers to be paid overtime that is 1.5 times their regular wages if they work more than 40 hours per week. The law allows exemptions for executives, managers and professional workers and sets the salary threshold above which workers don’t have to get overtime pay. The law also gives employers leeway to define workers as supervisors, and thus ineligible for overtime, even if they spend much of their work day performing non-supervisory work.

Death toll in NYC gas explosion climbs to 8 The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Rescue workers using dogs and thermal-detection gear to search rubble for more victims of a gas explosion found an eighth body on Thursday while investigators tried to pinpoint the leak and determine whether it had anything to do with the city’s aging gas and water mains, some from the 1800s. At least five people were unaccounted for after the deafening blast Wednesday morning destroyed two five-story East Harlem apartment buildings that were served by an 1887 cast-iron gas main. More than 60 people were injured. Fire and utility officials said that if the buildings were plagued in recent days or weeks by strong gas odors, as some tenants claimed, they have no evidence anyone reported it before Wednesday. National Transportation Safety Board team member

Robert Sumwalt said the gas main and distribution pipe under the street had been examined in a crater and were found to be intact, with no obvious punctures or ruptures. They had not been torn from the ground, he said. However, he said NTSB investigators had been unable to conduct a fuller examination because of the rescue effort underway, and it was unclear whether the leak came from inside or outside the buildings. He said there had also been a water main break at the site, but it was unknown if that contributed to the gas explosion or was caused by it. The water main was installed in 1897, according to the city. Authorities also hoped to reach the basement – still under rubble – to examine heating units, meters and other equipment that might hold clues to the blast, fire department Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said. Inboden’s Own


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WASHINGTON – In a last-minute bid to stave off a new chapter in the East-West crisis over Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Thursday that it faces immediate and “very serious” sanctions if it annexes Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region. His comments echoed those of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who hours earlier said Russia risks “massive” political and economic consequences if it refuses to soften its stance against the new government in Kiev. The warnings from the West served as a last attempt to head off a confrontation

over Crimea, which holds a vote Sunday on whether to break off from Ukraine and perhaps join Russia. The showdown has been cast as a struggle for the future of Ukraine, a country with the size and population similar to France, which is caught between its long-standing ties and traditions with Russia and more progressive and economic opportunities in the West. Kerry was headed to London later Thursday in his last meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before the Crimea vote. In a brief phone call Thursday morning, Kerry underscored U.S. concerns about the Crimea vote and made clear there will be costs if Russia continues to

escalate the crisis, according to a senior State Department official familiar with the discussion. The official was not authorized to discuss the situation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Kerry and Lavrov have spoken almost daily as the Ukraine crisis has unfolded but have yet to find any common ground. At a Senate hearing, Kerry said Moscow should expect the U.S. and European Union to take measures against it on Monday if Russia accepts and acts on a decision by Crimea to secede from Ukraine. The U.S. and EU say the vote Sunday violates Ukraine’s constitution and international

law. Russia said it will respect the results of the referendum. “There will be a response of some kind of the referendum itself and, in addition, if there is no sign of any capacity to be able to move forward and resolve this issue, there will be a very serious series of steps on Monday in Europe and here,” Kerry told the Senate panel. It was not clear, however, if Russia would heed the warnings, and Moscow has refused demands to pull back troops from Crimea and respect Ukraine’s territorial boundaries. Under a long-standing security agreement with Ukraine, Russia is allowed to deploy up to 25,000 troops to the Crimean Peninsula, and has a large navy there.

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Official: Plane sent signals to satellite for hours By CHRIS BRUMMITT and JOAN LOWY The Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysia Airlines plane sent signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying for hundreds of miles or more, a U.S. official briefed on the search said Thursday. Six days after the plane with 239 people aboard disappeared, Malaysian authorities expanded their search westward toward India, saying the aircraft may have flown for several hours after its last contact with the ground shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. A string of previous clues about Flight MH370 have led nowhere. “MH370 went completely

silent over the open ocean,” said Malaysia’s acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein. “This is a crisis situation. It is a very complex operation, and it is not obviously easy. We are devoting all our energies to the task at hand.” The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the situation by name, said the Boeing 777-200 wasn’t transmitting data to the satellite, but was instead sending out a signal to establish contact. Boeing offers a satellite service that can receive a stream of data during flight on how the aircraft is functioning and relay the information to the plane’s home base. The idea is to provide information before the plane lands on whether maintenance work or repairs

are needed. Malaysia Airlines didn’t subscribe to that service, but the plane still had the capability to connect with the satellite and was automatically sending pings, the official said. “It’s like when your cellphone is off but it still sends out a little ‘I’m here’ message to the cellphone network,” the official said. “That’s how sometimes they can triangulate your position even though you’re not calling because the phone every so often sends out a little bleep. That’s sort of what this thing was doing.” The plane had enough fuel to fly about four more hours, the U.S. official said. Boeing did not comment. Messages involving a different, more rudimentary data service also were received from the airliner for

a short time after the plane’s transponder – a device used to identify the plane to radar – went silent, the official said. If the plane had disintegrated during flight or had suffered some other catastrophic failure, all signals – the pings to the satellite, the data messages and the transponder – would be expected to stop at the same time. One part of the hunt is in the South China Sea, where the aircraft was seen on civilian radar flying northeast before vanishing without any indication of technical problems. A similar-sized search is also being conducted in the Strait of Malacca because of military radar sightings that might indicate the plane turned in that direction after its last contact, passing over the Malay Peninsula.

Nuke failings worse than reported By ROBERT BURNS The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Failings exposed last spring at a U.S. nuclear missile base, reflecting what one officer called “rot” in the ranks, were worse than originally reported, according to Air Force documents obtained by The Associated Press. Airmen responsible for missile operations at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., would have failed their portion of a major inspection in March 2013 but managed a “marginal” rating because their poor marks were blended with the better performance of support

staff – like cooks and facilities managers – and they got a boost from the base’s highly rated training program. The “marginal” rating, the equivalent of a “D’’ in school, was reported previously. Now revealed are details of the low performance by the launch officers, or missileers, entrusted with the keys to missiles. “Missileer technical proficiency substandard,” one briefing slide says. “Remainder (of missile operations team) raised grade to marginal.” The documents also hint at an exam-cheating problem in the making among launch crews at Minot, almost a full

year before allegations of widespread cheating erupted this January at a companion nuclear base in Montana. An official inquiry into the troubled inspection of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot in March 2013 concluded that one root cause was poor use of routine testing and other means of measuring the proficiency of launch crews in their assigned tasks. For example, commanders at Minot did not ensure that monthly written tests were supervised. The analysis also said Minot senior leaders failed to foster a “culture of accountability.” In a more direct hint at fudging on exams, one doc-

ument said, “‘Group testing’ was viewed as ‘taking care of each other,’” while adding that the missileers felt pressure to score 100 percent on every test. Those are echoes of explanations Air Force leaders have recounted from launch officers in the aftermath of the cheating scandal that surfaced in early January at the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. At least 92 officers at Malmstrom have been removed from launch duty for allegedly cheating or tolerating cheating by others, pending an investigation whose results may be released by the end of this month.

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marriage licenses unless a court ordered otherwise. The move means any same-sex couple in DeKalb County can now be granted a marriage license. After Cook and Paulsen filed their lawsuit Tuesday, Johnson said he told Schmack and Assistant State’s Attorney Stephanie Klein not to fight it. “I said: ‘Let’s get this done so we can move on and go forward,’” Johnson said. “I wanted to make sure this applied to all same-sex marriages, not just theirs, so we can move forward.” A proposal legalizing same-sex marriage was approved by legislators in November, but it was not effective until June 1. State law says any bill passed after May 1 requires a three-fifths vote by the General Assembly to take effect earlier. After a federal judge issued a ruling that found Cook County’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and ordered that county to begin issuing licenses right away, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wrote a letter March 4 encouraging county clerks across Illinois to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately. Schmack told Johnson on Feb. 28 that refusing to issue marriage licenses to samesex couples opened him up to a lawsuit he could not win because the state’s ban on samesex marriage was unconstitutional based on the equal

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Attorney Clay Campbell, the couple’s attorney, congratulates Darla Cook (center) and Jaelyn Paulsen (left) on being issued their marriage license in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse Thursday morning. protection clause. Cook and Paulsen had asked for a marriage license but were denied because the state law had not yet gone into effect. The couple hired local attorney Clay Campbell to represent them after they filed their case. Campbell, who worked for free, said he was prepared to argue the case on their behalf Thursday morning, but said he was pleased that all parties could reach an agreement instead. “I personally congratulated Mr. Schmack,” said Campbell, a former DeKalb County state’s attorney who lost his bid for re-election to Schmack in November 2012. “I told him

I thought this was the right thing to do, and I was glad we could all come together for this moment.” Johnson said Cook and Paulsen are the only samesex couple that has sought a marriage license so far in DeKalb County. They were the first of 61 couples to obtain a civil union license in the county since they became available in 2011. Several counties have decided to start issuing the licenses now in the week since Madigan’s letter, but other clerks around the state are waiting with concerns about the legality of issuing licenses before the law’s effective date June 1.

Among Chicago’s collar counties, clerks in DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will and Winnebago counties have said they will wait until June 1 to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Campbell applauded the couple’s motivation to file the motion on their own. Officials overlooked defects in the pleading in order to speed the process of legalization, he said. The couple both wore green sweaters Thursday and are eager to get married on St. Patrick’s Day. “It’s an easy day to remember,” Paulsen said, “and of course, it’s associated with green.”

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An Indonesian Air Force officer draws a flight pattern flown earlier in a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 Thursday, during a post-mission briefing at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The hunt for the missing jetliner has been punctuated by false leads since it disappeared with 239 people aboard about an hour after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on Saturday.

GOP’s Scott Brown seeks staff for N.H. Senate run By STEVE PEOPLES The Associated Press BOSTON – Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has begun seeking campaign staff while aggressively courting New Hampshire’s political elite, marking what local Republicans consider serious steps toward launching a Senate campaign against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. The stakes are high for the GOP’s national push for the Senate majority this fall as well as for Brown’s own political ambitions. T h e l o n g t i m e M a s s achusetts resident, having recently relocated to his seacoast New Hampshire vacation home, is expected to launch an exploratory committee to enter the race as soon as Friday, according to several New Hampshire Republican officials who spoke directly to Brown about his plans. The move officially allows him to begin raising money and hiring the staff. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly disclose his plans before an official announcement. Brown did not return requests for comment. Brown spent much of the past two weeks calling key New Hampshire Republican officials and influential GOP activists, saying he was go-

ing to run and seeking their support. At the same time, Brown’s camp has quietly begun offering paid positions to Republican operatives for a prospective New Hampshire campaign. Several people involved in the discussions said some in the GOP establishment remain skeptical given the former Republican senator’s recent track record. The 54-year-old Brown angered Massachusetts Republicans last year after indicating he would run in the state’s special U.S. Senate election, only to change his mind late in the process. “He’s been reaching out to opinion leaders, to grassroots activists, getting a sense of, ‘Would you be supporting a Scott Brown campaign,’” said former New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta, who is running again for Congress and was included in Brown’s outreach efforts. “That, to me, says he’s serious. But I think only Scott Brown knows if Scott Brown is going to run.” Democrats hope he does not. While recent polls give Shaheen a solid lead in a prospective matchup, Brown’s near-universal name recognition in a state that shares a media market with Massachusetts and his national fundraising network would make him a serious contender on Day One should he enter the race.


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Continued from page A1 “The claimant’s defense that everyone was downloading and viewing pornography on the employer’s computers, and that such behavior was condoned is unpersuasive as well as incredible,” the

five-member board wrote in its decision. “If everyone in the office were stealing office supplies and the employer was aware and looked the other way, i.e., condoned it, would the claimant be justified in joining in on the stealing? “If everyone is doing

something wrong, it still remains wrong.” Under Illinois law, unemployment benefits can be denied when an employee is fired for deliberately and willfully violating a reasonable work rule that either harms the employer or that the employee repeats despite warnings to stop, the deci-

sion states. But Prorok questioned whether Scoughton was deliberately and willfully violating a rule. “Our position would be that if people were doing this on a regular basis, and he did it, how can that be willful and deliberate violation?” Prorok said.

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Welcome news: Crime declines

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR However, the city has never made the entire written report available to the public. Officials To the Editor: I’m digesting your March 7 article instead chose to redact sections and even several full pages of entitled “DeKalb city manager the consultants’ analyses and wants outside review of financial and purchasing policies.” In it, new recommendations using Freedom of Information Act exemptions for city manager Anne Marie Gaura preliminary drafts and collective revealed misuses of employees’ bargaining. spending authority and her plans Clearly, these exemptions don’t to correct and improve how purchasing and financial reporting are apply to a final commissioned report and they’ve rightly been chaldone. It tastes kind of like reform lenged. But the attorney general’s and I like it. Public Access Counselor can take The article also noted the folmany months to decide challenges lowing: “Part of Gaura’s initiative to exemptions regardless of the is to assure recommendations degree of folly. What happens from financial consultants are fully disclosed to the City Council, when Ms. Gaura pulls the report off the shelf in the meantime? The evaluated and considered for removals effectively ban council implementation.” from fully exercising its obligations Unfortunately, there’s an to consider the recommendations obstacle to this second goal and it involves the 2013 recommenda- publicly. tions made by DeKalb’s contracted If DeKalb is serious about complete disclosure and evaluation of financial consultants, Executive financial recommendations as part Partners, Inc. of a fresh start headed by its new EPI, you may remember, was hired to give badly-needed advice manager, the officials responsible will reverse last year’s ill-considon strategic planning by which DeKalb could avoid financial crises ered default to secrecy and release in the future. The consultants pre- the entire EPI report now. sented a report to the City Council Lynn A. Fazekas during a special meeting in June.

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now the 19th District junior vice commander. Emmer is in favor of an EconomTo the Editor: I am writing the following letter ic Zone. Presently 43 percent of the county revenue is generated to endorse Laurie Emmer as a write-in candidate for the DeKalb through property taxes. Spending County Board. I have known Mrs. can only be reduced so far by cuts Emmer and her family for at least and effective waste reduction. To raise additional revenue taxes the past five years. have to be raised OR find ways to Mrs. Emmer spent 24 years entice industries to move into the active service in the U. S. Army, county. half the time as a medic in the Recently the present board 82 Airborne. During her service approved $75,000 for a consulshe was awarded the Combat Medic Badge, Expert Field Medical tant to lobby for an economic zone based upon key factors Badge, Jumpmaster, and Pathsuch as unemployment rate and finder. Before her retirement poverty rate. Through an Economshe served a tour in Afghanistan ic zone the county can provide where she was awarded the to corporations a cost effective Combat Medic Badge. During Mrs. Emmer’s service she reason to move their businesses attended the advanced noncom- into the county. Corporations move in, jobs are created, wages missioned officers course and paid, homes built, money is spent completed her BA in business administration with a concentra- in local stores, more tax revenue is created. tion in accounting. Since retiring Mrs. Emmer began By writing Mrs. Emmer’s name in for the county board we all her studies towards dual BA will have a strong advocate for degrees in history and political fiscal restraint and providing a science and will complete her strong economic path in the 21st studies May 2014. Upon retirement she joined the century. Sycamore VFW, became post John C. Barris commander for two years and is

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Ohio GOP attempts to fix elections, not voting The question is simple: Why, with no proof of widespread voter fraud, would you want to make it harder for entire groups of Americans – mostly black, low-income, female and elderly – to cast their ballots? The answer is just as simple: It’s the only way you think your side can win. It’s as pathetic as it is horrifying, and it’s happening where I live, in the battleground state of Ohio, which every Republican presidential candidate has to win to make it to the White House. It is so obvious what’s going on here. Ohio Republicans – led by Secretary of State Jon Husted and Gov. John Kasich – have swept in a new round of restrictions meant to whittle away the rights of fellow citizens least likely to vote for them. Six days of early voting: Gone. Same-day voter registration: Gone. Sunday voting and “Souls to the Polls” black-church drives: Gone. Republicans also have made it harder for Ohioans to vote by absentee ballot. Provisional balloting is almost as much of a gamble as the state lottery. Husted, in an attempt to defend the indefensible, said his record as secretary of state is “a balance between making it easy to vote and hard to cheat.” How Husted loves to portray himself as the guy on the white horse rescuing us from a crime that doesn’t exist. Lest you think I’m just succumbing to my liberal fondness for black, low-income, female and elderly voters, I offer this excerpt from The Plain Dealer’s editorial board; the Cleveland newspaper endorsed

VIEWS Connie Schultz Kasich and Husted in 2010: “Ohio’s Republican-run General Assembly has now passed three bills aimed at holding down voting by black or low-income Ohioans, a breathtaking bid to suppress voting despite constitutional guarantees of voting rights. Unwisely, Republican Gov. John Kasich has signed all of them into law. ... “Husted, meanwhile, last week compounded the assault on voting rights by issuing flawed early-voting hours for Ohio elections that eliminate in-person voting on Sundays (Directive 2014-06). Sundays are a particularly popular time for early in-person voting among minority voters (whose votes tend to go to Democrats). ... “... Keep in mind the throngs of Ohioans, statewide, who voted on the Sunday before the 2012 presidential election. As The Plain Dealer reported at the time, ‘Early voters jammed county election boards across Ohio Sunday on the last weekend day before the election.’ In Cleveland, the line of voters ‘stretched two blocks.’” The Des Moines Register released a poll Monday showing that 71 percent of Iowa voters think it’s more important that every eligible registered voter is able to vote. That included 2 of 3 Republicans polled. Myrna Perez, an expert on voting rights and elections at the Brennan Center for

Justice at New York University, told the Register: “Americans care about preventing voter fraud, but they care more about making voting free, fair and accessible.” That’s as true for Americans in Ohio as anywhere else in this country. Fortunately, we’re already seeing signs that various groups, including some city and county officials, will fight these latest voting restrictions. I’m feeling hopeful, in part because I remember 2004, when Ken Blackwell was Ohio’s secretary of state and a co-chairman of President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign. I was a columnist at The Plain Dealer at the time, and when I called to tell his office that we were going to run the voter registration form in our newspaper, Blackwell tried to stop it, claiming we would “slow down the process.” Understand that our newspaper was in the bluest part of the state. Lots of those African-American, low-income and elderly voters. You see where this was going. Only it didn’t. All seven county boards of elections in our readership area defied the Ohio secretary of state and said they would process every last one of those newsprint registration forms. By the tens of thousands, that’s exactly what they did.

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We hear the lament often from people, particularly those commenting on stories online, about how DeKalb County in general and DeKalb in particular are “turning into Chicago.” Such statements usually are made in reference to news reporting about crime. The general perception seems to be that crime is bad and getting worse in the area. Northern Illinois University Police Chief Tom Phillips has said before that perception is incorrect. The latest data from the latest Uniform Crime Report from the Illinois State Police back him up. For the record The annually compiled report showed that inciIn DeKalb, a city of about dences of reported crimes 40,000 which sees the actually declined yearover-year for the DeKalb greatest share of reported County Sheriff, City of crime in the area, there DeKalb, and Northern were 1,433 crimes reported Illinois University police. in 2013. That’s roughly 3 Reported crimes increased crimes for every 100 people for Sycamore Police. for an entire year. It’s also The report tallies reabout 6 percent less than ports of criminal homicide, the crimes reported in 2012. rape, robbery, aggravated battery, burglary, theft, auto theft and arson, as well as drug arrests, which are in a separate category. The report isn’t a comprehensive look at all crimes perpetrated against people. It leaves out issues of Internet crime and fraud, areas that law enforcement officers say are on the rise. But the crimes that most people truly fear – those that cause greatest personal harm, mental anguish or both – are on the decline. In DeKalb, a city of about 40,000 that sees the greatest share of reported crime in the area, there were 1,433 crimes reported in 2013. That’s roughly 3 crimes for every 100 people for an entire year. It’s also about 6 percent less than the crimes reported in 2012. The credit for some of the decline goes to law enforcement, whose job is to keep our neighborhoods safe and make those who might want to commit crimes feel unwelcome in our area. In DeKalb, for instance, officers are taking a more proactive approach to stopping street crime and street gangs, and working with a federal drug task force. The city also has a free mobile app, iWatch DeKalb, that allows citizens to report everything from tips about crime to building code violations to authorities. The decline in crime also could be a sign that economically, things are improving and fewer people feel the need to commit crimes. A declining crime rate does not decrease the need for vigilance, as it’s unlikely that the crime rate ever will fall to zero. Even in societies that mete out the most draconian punishments, there are people who break the law. But it is important to remember that a few high-profile incidents don’t make our hometowns unsafe places. In fact, data show that they’re getting safer, and for that, we can be grateful.


In Alabama legislature ‘controversy’ is different

Before this year’s Legislative session began, Republican leaders in the state House and Senate expressed a desire to avoid controversial issues. That figures. It’s an election year, after all, and few politicians enjoy courting controversy while trying to court voters. Yet that hasn’t stopped them from courting embarrassment. Alabama isn’t like other states. Here, when it comes to politics, up is down, black is white and controversial doesn’t mean what you think it means. Here, stopping lawmakers from getting freebies in the form of tickets to major college sporting events is controversial. Here, removing the state’s sales tax on food is controversial. What isn’t controversial? First, there is letting people without pistol permits carry loaded guns within easy reach while driving. Then there is daring the federal courts to strike down a school prayer bill. Then there is the purely symbolic gesture of authorizing all government buildings, including schools, to post the Ten Commandments, so long as they’re posted along with other historical documents. Regardless of which side of these “uncontroversial” issues you land, the debates have been embarrassing, and none more so than the House floor debate about the Ten Commandments bill. While our representatives in Montgomery are sure you need to read the Ten Commandments, they displayed little evidence of having done so themselves. One lawmaker seemed to have them confused with the Bill of Rights, probably thinking of “The Ten Amendments.” Rep. DuWayne Bridges, R-Valley, attributed school shootings and children killing their parents to a lack of the Ten Commandments in government buildings. Of course, what then are we to make of juvenile violence currently hovering near a 20-year low? The Legislature, like the circus, is better enjoyed from outside the center ring. Decatur (Ala.) Daily

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Despite getting 10 stitches to repair a gash above his eye in the 2nd quarter, Mike Dunleavy leads Bulls past Rockets. PAGE B2

SECTION B * Friday, March 14, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



Pro hockey Nashville at Blackhawks, 7 p.m., CSN The Blackhawks will try to put Wednesday’s loss to Colorado behind them when they host the Predators at the United Center.

Also on TV... Pro baseball Exhibition, White Sox vs. Cleveland, 3:05 p.m., CSN Auto racing NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Food City 500, at Bristol, Tenn., 3:30 p.m., FS1 Formula One, qualifying for Australian Grand Prix, at Melbourne, Australia, 1 a.m., NBCSN Golf PGA Tour, Valspar Championship, second round, at Palm Harbor, Fla., 2 p.m., TGC Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic, first round, at Newport Beach, Calif., 5:30 p.m., TGC Men’s college basketball Big Ten Conference, quarterfinals, Illinois vs. Michigan, 11 a.m., ESPN Atlantic Coast Conference, Florida State vs. Virginia, 11 a.m., at Greensboro, N.C., ESPN2 Atlantic 10 Conference, quarterfinal, St. Louis vs. St. Bonaventure, at Brooklyn, N.Y., 11 a.m., NBCSN Southestern Conference, quarterfinal, Florida vs. Missouri, at Atlanta, noon, ESPNU Big Ten Conference, quarterfinal, Ohio State vs. Nebraska, 1:30 p.m., ESPN Atlantic Coast Conference, quarterfinal, Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina, at Greensboro, N.C., 1:30 p.m., ESPN2 Southeastern Conference, quarterfinal, Tennessee vs. South Carolina, at Atlanta, 2 p.m., ESPNU Atlantic Coast Conference, quarterfinal, Syracuse vs. North Carolina State, at Greensboro, N.C., 6 p.m., ESPN American Athletic Conference, semifinal, Houston vs. Louisville, at Memphis, Tenn., 6 p.m., ESPN2 Big 12 Conference, semifinal, Iowa State vs. Kansas, at Kansas City, Mo., 6 p.m., ESPNU Big East Conference, semifinal, Seton Hall vs. Providence, at New York, 6 p.m., FS1 Atlantic Coast Conference, semifinal, Duke vs. Clemson, at Greensboro, N.C., 8 p.m., ESPN Big 12 Conference, semifinal, Baylor vs. Texas, at Kansas City, Mo., 8:30 p.m., ESPNU Big East Conference, semifinal, Xavier vs. Creighton, at New York, 8:30 p.m., FS1 Soccer Premier League, Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace, 10:55 a.m., NBCSN Premier League, Cardiff at Everton, 1:25 p.m., NBCSN Premier League, Chelsea at Aston Villa, 4 p.m., NBCSN Winter Paralympics

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Sycamore senior Kyle Akins was chosen as the Daily Chronicle Wrestler of the Year. Akins finished second in the Class 2A state finals at 120 pounds. He will attend the University at Buffalo in the fall.

Getting back in the hunt Sycamore senior looks forward to inal prep meet, college career By JAMES NOKES

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle. com/dcpreps.

More inside Check out the Daily Chronicle All-Area Wrestling team on page B2.

Kyle Akins is in on a title hunt. The Sycamore senior will compete Saturday at the 21st annual Illinois and Indiana Classic Duals at Hinsdale Central. The friendly offseason contest that pits seniors from neighboring states isn’t the title Akins wanted. Nor is it the title he ultimately wants. Akins’ quest to become a back-to-back Class 2A state champion was derailed last month with a runner-up finish. He bounced back quickly and promptly returned to the mat room. With the work ethic and desire to improve that led him to be a four-time state place winner, time

off isn’t part of Akins’ routine. It’s what led him to a dominant season and his second consecutive honor as the Daily Chronicle Wrestler of the Year. “It will be great to compete with some of the friends I’ve made around the state over the course of my career,” said Akins about the Illinois and Indiana Classic. “It’s one of my last moments as a high school wrestler and I want to enjoy it. I know next year I’ve got to go to a whole new level as a college wrestler. Everyone is talented and you’ve got to wrestle the whole seven minutes of a match. I am going to condition my body to be physically ready and my mind to be mentally tuned in all the time.” After a 7-0 loss to Montini sophomore

Dylan Duncan, Akins was emotionally drained. He’d felt the burden of carrying an undefeated record and heard the buzz from a wrestling community eager to see him again ascend to the top of the medal stand. The distractions were bountiful and Akins admits, he’d lost the razor-sharp focus that he’d carried all season. But it served as a lesson. As a Division I wrestler at the University at Buffalo, Akins knows both his physical and mental stamina will be tested as he hunts for the title he seeks. A title that will define his career.

See WRESTLER, page B2


Time to get excited about Huskies hoops

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Sycamore’s Mark Skelley goes to the basket in the first quarter of a Class 3A Hampshire Sectional semifinal game Wednesday against Marian Central at Hampshire High School. Sycamore won, 58-48.


Skelley sparks Spartans’ D By ROSS JACOBSON HAMPSHIRE – Mark Skelley sealed Marian Central’s fate in Wednesday’s sectional semifinal. It wasn’t a clutch 3-pointer or a pair of free throws that clinched the victory for Sycamore, but rather a tiny defensive deflection. With Marian Central down by eight in the final minute, Skelley got his hand on an entry pass, changing the ball’s direction just enough that it ended up in the waiting hands of teammate Nick Feuerbach, who was

Schedule Hampshire Sectional Tuesday’s semifinal Rockford Lutheran 76, Kaneland 61 Wednesday’s semifinal Sycamore 58, Marian Central 48 Today’s championship Sycamore vs. Rockford Lutheran, 7 p.m. subsequently fouled and made both free throws. It’s the type of play Skelley has consistently made for the Sycamore boys basketball team this season as the Spartans pre-

pare to face Rockford Lutheran in the Class 3A Hampshire Sectional final at 7 tonight. “We had our hands full,” Sycamore coach Andrew Stacy said. “They can shoot it and [Marian Central point guard [Adam Pischke] can pass, drive and penetrate and create for himself and others and Mark Skelley really stepped up defensively and did a great job for us.” Fellow senior starter Jake Winters calls Skelley a “gnat” and a “pest,” someone inserted into the lineup to bother

See SPARTANS, page B2

CLEVELAND – Wednesday’s 53-48 loss to Eastern Michigan was another one of those “here we go again” games for the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team. The Huskies took an 11-point lead into halftime after an efficient first half, before the offense collapsed in the second, with the Huskies shooting 3 of 21 after halftime in the loss in the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. It was one more frustrating loss for NIU’s program and its fans, who haven’t seen their team in an NCAA tournament game since 1996. Wednesday was a tough end to the season, but it was still a successful year for NIU – and things are looking up. For those who followed the Rob Judson and Ricardo Patton eras, that may be hard to believe. But it’s true, Mark Montgomery has this team on the right track. Look at who NIU has coming back – Jordan Threloff, Darrell Bowie, Travon Baker and the Armstead brothers for starters. NIU also will add two transfer guards in Michael Orris (Kansas State) and Anthony Johnson (Purdue) – both sat out this season because of the NCAA’s transfer rules. Guard Dontel Highsmith,

VIEWS Steve Nitz who was NIU’s leading scorer before tearing his ACL in December, also will be back. This year, the 15-17 season and first-round MAC tournament win were seen as a step in the right direction. Next season, those marks should be considered a disappointment. “I think next year, when I get that phone call early in the year from different publications and magazines, that they will not be picking Northern Illinois to finish last anymore,” Montgomery said after Wednesday’s loss at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. “I’m excited for this team next year, I’m excited for what we have coming back and I’m excited for our chances.” For some fans, it might be tough to get optimistic about NIU basketball – but next year they should be. In a league such as the MAC, there’s no reason the Huskies can’t be at the top of the conference in 2015 and contending for the league’s NCAA tournament bid. The Judson era was disappointing, Patton’s tenure was a disaster.

See NITZ, page B2

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Boys Basketball Sycamore vs. Rockford Lutheran in Class 3A Hampshire Sectional final, 7 p.m.

Girls Track Kaneland at Plainfield South Invite, 5 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Club Fusion to hold clinic at Huntley Middle School Club Fusion will hold a volleyball clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb. The clinic is for boys and girls from third through eighth grade and will be run by Club Fusion players, including DeKalb senior and Miami (Ohio) volleyball signee Courtney Bemis, and coaches from the 18U Black Team. The cost of the clinic is $30 and includes a Club Fusion T-shirt, two free tickets to an exhibition match and 50 percent discount for additional clinics in the series. Kids also will receive at $25 coupon toward any Club Fusion or Fusion Volleyball Academy camps or clinics and a commemorative Club Fusion poster that can be signed by the players after the session. Go to to register online.

H-BR’s Phillips misses state 3-point final Hinckley-Big Rock junior Eric Phillips hit 7 of 15 shots in the preliminary round of the Class 1A Three-Point Showdown on Friday at Redbird Arena in Normal. Phillips, who was the Royals’ leading scorer and named a unanimous All-Little Ten Conference selection, did not qualify for today’s finals.

Judge: Sharper will remain in California jail LOS ANGELES – A judge said former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail now that authorities in Arizona have charged him with sexually assaulting two women. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ruled Thursday that the charges filed in Tempe, Ariz., are a valid reason to keep the athlete in custody. Korn rejected a request by Sharper’s attorneys to release him on house arrest. Sharper’s attorneys want a hearing to set bail in Arizona, but their client would have to be present. The 38-year-old Sharper has pleaded not guilty to charges involving the rape and drugging of two women he met in a West Hollywood bar. He had been released on $1 million bail in the California case but turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued recently in New Orleans. He also is under investigation in Florida and Nevada. Sharper was indicted Tuesday in Tempe on charges of drugging and raping two women in November.

Blood-stain evidence shown at Pistorius trial PRETORIA, South Africa –Prosecutors in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial on Thursday displayed a sequence of photos showing the blood stains found on the floors, walls, stairs and chairs in the athlete’s house after he fatally shot his girlfriend. In one photograph displayed on TV monitors at Pistorius’ murder trial, spots of blood are seen right next to some of the double-amputee Olympian and multiple Paralympic champion’s golden trophies. The TV screen next to Pistorius was switched off during the display. The images were described by a former policeman who was one of the two officers first on the scene after Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp o last year. – Staff, wire reports


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Dunleavy, Noah lead Bulls By JOHN JACKSON The Associated Press CHICAGO – Mike Dunleavy caught an elbow just above the right eye while drawing a charge early in the second quarter Thursday night and left a trail of blood on the court as he ran into the Bulls’ locker room. Though Dunleavy’s return was questionable, there was never any doubt in his mind. After getting 10 stitches to close the gash, Dunleavy returned in the second half to score all of his 21 points to help the Bulls pull away for a 111-87 wire-to-wire victory over the Houston Rockets. “I just knew once they got the stitches done I was coming back,” he said. “It was a pretty tough hit. My neck is sore – there’s some whiplash-type stuff – and we’re a little concerned about that, but overall, obviously, I felt pretty good in the second half. “The hit knocked a little sense into me, I guess.” Dunleavy’s strong second half paced six Bulls in double figures. Center Joakim Noah flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes. He was headed for his fourth triple-double of the season, but sat down with about three minutes left because of the lopsided score. Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points for the Bulls, going 5 for 6 on 3-pointers, Carlos Boozer added 18 points, D.J. Augustin 13 and Jimmy Butler 11. It was a team effort, but Dunleavy’s play was the focus in the Bulls’ locker room. “I think it inspired the team,” Noah said. “He had a huge knot on his head looking like [Evander] Holyfield, the white version, coming out there putting on a new jersey, gutting it out in the second half shows, it was good for Duke’s street credibility. “It was very impressive. It shows a lot about the character of this team. ... I’ve never seen nothing like that, to get rocked like he got rocked.” The Bulls improved to 2-2

Continued from page B1 opposing point guards and make their lives miserable for 84 feet. It’s a role Sycamore featured last year as well. Skelley largely watched as twin brothers Curt and Kyle Buzzard were Sycamore’s defensive specialists at guard. After they graduated, it left the responsibility open for somebody else this season. Skelley gladly grabbed it. “We scouted [Pischke] a lot. We knew he had deep range,” Winters said. “Mark’s obviously our best defender as a guard and we wanted to put him on it.” Although Skelley now has secured his starting spot alongside Winters and fellow seniors Ben Niemann, Devin Mottet and Nick Feuerbach, it hasn’t been that way all year. With Sycamore blessed with depth, often rotating 10-plus players each game, Stacy was afforded the option of switching up his starting lineup throughout

Continued from page B1 was a disaster. Montgomery’s first two seasons were frustrating. It’s looking like things finally are different, and there should be some meaningful basketball at the NIU Convocation

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Next vs. Sacramento, 7 p.m. Saturday, CSN, WGN, AM-1000 on their six-game home stand. The Rockets have dropped two straight. Reserve guard Jeremy Lin led Houston with 21 points, while Dwight Howard had 12 points and 10 rebounds in 28 minutes. James Harden had eight points on 2-for-7 shooting in 27 minutes.

the year. Skelley went through a midseason funk. He never was required to average double-digit points in an offense blessed with so many scoring options, but he needed to be a threat on both ends of the floor. “During the season, I just couldn’t make shots,” Skelley said. “I started taking more shots in the gym after practice and just tried to get more shots up.” Wednesday, Skelley scored seven, including four in the fourth quarter with a pair of free throws in the final minute. Both of his buckets came off layups, something that’s come more often as opponents refuse to help off Sycamore’s other options. Skelley likely won’t lead Sycamore in scoring or rebounding tonight, but his presence will be hard to ignore, at least for Rockford Lutheran’s point guard. “It just comes from wanting to win,” Skelley said. “Trying to win for this team, trying to win for this program. It’s fun.”

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Center next season. In the fall of 2014, it finally will be time for fans to get excited about Northern Illinois men’s basketball. •฀Steve Nitz is the Daily Chronicle’s NIU athletics beat writer. He can be reached via e-mail at

The Bulls were coming off a humiliating loss to San Antonio on Tuesday. Although they lost by just eight points, 104-96, the game was essentially over after they fell behind by 32 points in the first half. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said his team simply wasn’t ready to play following an emotional win against the Miami Heat two days earlier. “If we don’t play with great intensity, we’re in trouble,” Thibodeau said before playing the Rockets. “Two or three minutes when you don’t have that edge, that’s 15 or 20 points.”

That wasn’t a problem Thursday – at least for the Bulls. “We did not come out ready to play,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “I have no idea why. You have to ask them. We did not offensively or defensively start the game. We were walking it up, not running.” The Bulls led 50-42 at the half and any thoughts of a Houston comeback were quickly dismissed at the start of the third quarter when the Bulls scored 16 straight points for a 66-42 edge.

Daily Chronicle All-Area Wrestling Team First Team Kyle Akins, sr., Sycamore The most prolific wrestler in Sycamore history was the 2013 Class 2A state champion, the Spartans’ only four-time state qualifier and runner-up this year at 120 pounds. The Buffalo recruit added four conference championships to his impressive collection of tournament titles. “He wants to be an All American,” Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said. “He wants to be in the national finals and he has the talent and drive to do it.” Ulises Jacobo, so., DeKalb DeKalb wrestlers are known to employ a physical style. But Jacobo was an outlier who used his freestyle experience and technical skills to come within a match of placing at the Class 3A state meet. The Barbs’ 106-pounder has two offseasons to meet his career goal of winning a state title. “Ulises is just scrappy,” DeKalb coach Mike Pater said. “He will go out and find a way to beat good guys. He goes hard and has a desire

to win.” Matt Macarus, sr., DeKalb “For four years, Matt was the guy you want on every team in the mat room,” Pater said. “He was a great leader and we always depended on him to not just win but to score bonus points for the team.” Chris Malone, jr., Sycamore The 182-pounder was 2-2 at the Class 2A state meet. He lost to the second- and third-place finishers. He finished a match away from the medal stand and enters 2014-15 as a state-title contender. “Chris just has a great motor,” Nelson said. “He fights in every single position. He made a statement at state and I expect big things from him next year.” Second Team Austin Armstrong, sr., Sycamore Justin Diddell, sr., Kaneland Brad Green, jr., DeKalb Jackson Montgomery, jr., DeKalb – James Nokes

Akins’ goal: NCAA crown • WRESTLER

Continued from page B1 “I was crushed,” Akins said. “It felt like all the preparation I had done didn’t pay off. But then I realized, in college, no one knows who won a high school state championship. “It’s all about being an All-American or winning a national title. That’s what I am focused on now.” With experience as a wrestler and coach, Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said Akins has the proper pedigree.

“Champions don’t wake up and sulk for a month or two after a setback,” Nelson said. “They work hard to get better so they can again get the results they want. This is where Kyle writes his next chapter. “There are Olympians and guys that made it to the national finals that didn’t win their high school state title. In college, no one is going to remember if he is a two-time state champion or not. He has what it takes to get to that level. He trains against the top wrestlers in the country and does things daily to get better.”

St. Louis Anaheim San Jose Colorado Blackhawks Los Angeles Minnesota Dallas Phoenix Vancouver Winnipeg Nashville Calgary Edmonton

GP 66 66 67 66 66 66 66 65 67 68 67 66 66 67

W 45 43 43 43 38 38 35 32 31 30 30 28 26 23

L OT Pts 14 7 97 16 7 93 17 7 93 18 5 91 14 14 90 22 6 82 22 9 79 23 10 74 25 11 73 28 10 70 28 9 69 28 10 66 33 7 59 36 8 54

GF 219 210 209 202 225 162 163 188 185 160 184 160 159 168

GA 150 167 162 174 175 139 162 181 191 183 195 195 196 221

EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 66 44 17 5 93 210 145 Pittsburgh 65 44 17 4 92 206 159 Toronto 67 35 24 8 78 198 205 Columbus 66 34 26 6 74 193 183 Tampa Bay 66 35 24 7 77 191 175 N.Y. Rangers 67 35 28 4 74 173 167 Montreal 67 35 25 7 77 167 170 Philadelphia 65 33 25 7 73 184 190 Detroit 65 29 23 13 71 172 183 New Jersey 66 29 24 13 71 163 168 Washington 67 30 27 10 70 193 202 Ottawa 65 28 25 12 68 185 213 Carolina 66 29 28 9 67 167 187 N.Y. Islanders 67 25 33 9 59 188 228 Florida 66 24 35 7 55 161 214 Buffalo 66 19 39 8 46 131 196 Two points for win, one point for OT loss Thursday’s results San Jose 4, Columbus 3, SO Boston 2, Phoenix 1 Carolina 4, Buffalo 2 Tampa Bay 5, Florida 4 St. Louis 6, Edmonton 2 Minnesota 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Toronto at Los Angeles (n) Today’ Games Nashville at Blackhawks, 7 p.m. San Jose at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Washington, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Results Colorado 3, Blackhawks 2 Boston 4, Montreal 1 Vancouver 3, Winnipeg 2, SO Anaheim at Calgary (n) Tuesday’s Results Nashville 4, Buffalo 1 New Jersey 2, Philadelphia 1 Carolina 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Columbus 4, Detroit 1 Pittsburgh 2, Washington 0 Phoenix 3, Florida 1 Dallas 3, St. Louis 2, OT Edmonton 4, Minnesota 3, SO San Jose 6, Toronto 2

MLB SPRING TRAINING Thursday’s Results L.A. Angels 8, White Sox 6 Houston 7, Toronto 5 N.Y. Mets 7, Washington 5 Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 2 N.Y. Yankees (ss) 6, Baltimore 0 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 1 Miami 4, Detroit 2 Boston 4, Minnesota 3 St. Louis 11, Atlanta 0 Cincinnati 8, L.A. Dodgers 2 Milwaukee 8, San Diego 0 Cleveland 12, Kansas City 6 Seattle 6, Arizona 3 San Francisco vs. Texas at Surprise (n) Colorado vs. Oakland at Phoenix, (n) Today’s Games Cleveland vs. White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 8:40 p.m. Texas vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Results San Francisco 4, White Sox 3 Cubs vs. Seattle (n) Philadelphia 6, Baltimore 5 Houston 10, Washington (ss) 9 Atlanta (ss) 3, Miami 1 Atlanta (ss) 3, Washington (ss) 2 Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4 N.Y. Yankees 7, Detroit 7, tie, 10 inn. Pittsburgh 8, Minnesota 4 St. Louis 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Cleveland 12, San Diego 7

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Seton Hall devastates Villanova at buzzer

Garza looking to kick Cubs in teeth By GORDON WITTENMYER

The Associated Press

NEW YORK – Sterling Gibbs hit a step-back jumper at the buzzer and Seton Hall stunned No. 3 Villanova 64-63 in a thrilling Big East quarterfinal Thursday, a loss that could cost the Wildcats a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Eugene Teague had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the eighth-seeded Pirates (17-16), who advanced to the Big East tournament semifinals for the first time in 13 years. They will play St. John’s or Providence on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Josh Hart came off the bench and scored 18 to lead the top-seeded Wildcats (284), beaten only twice in 18 regular-season conference games while winning their first outright Big East title since 1982. Both losses were blowouts by Doug McDermott and Creighton. Patrik Auda scored all 13 of his points in the first half for Seton Hall, a 10½-point underdog. But the Pirates, accustomed to playing close games, built a 15-point lead and recovered after Villanova spurted past them with a 16-0 run in the second half.

No. 4 Arizona 71, Utah 39: At Las Vegas, Nick Johnson scored 14 points, T.J. McConnell added 13 and No. 4 Arizona overwhelmed Utah defensively in a rout that tied for the most lopsided game in Pac-12 tournament history.

No. 5 Louisville 92, Rutgers 31: At Memphis, Tenn.,

Chris Jones scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half, and fifth-ranked Louisville routed Rutgers in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

No. 8 San Diego State 73, Utah State 39: At Las Vegas,

Xavier Thames scored 15 points and dished seven assists to lead San Diego State over Utah State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament.

No. 10 Kansas 77, Oklahoma State 70 (OT): At Kansas City, Mo., Andrew Wiggins scored 30 points, Wayne Selden Jr. had 14 and No. 10 Kansas pulled away in the final seconds of overtime victory over Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.

No. 13 Cincinnati 61, Central Florida 58: At Mem-

phis, Tenn.,Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Justin Jackson added 14 points as Cincinnati escaped with a victory over Central Florida in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

No. 14 Creighton 84, Depaul 62: At New York, Doug Mc-

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Illinois guard Malcolm Hill looks to shoot in the first half the game against Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament Thursday in Indianapolis.


Illini earn another shot at Michigan By STEVE GREENBERG NDIANAPOLIS – It hangs in the air like a Jumbotron-sized meatball: Does Illinois belong on the same court as Michigan? We’re going to find out here Friday, nine days after the Wolverines blasted the Illini by 31 points in Champaign – icing the Big Ten regular-season title for one team, and spoiling senior night for the other. “They embarrassed us,” guard Malcolm Hill said. “Now it’s our chance to beat them when it counts.” Such a turnaround would rock the Big Ten tournament to its core, but Illinois has been rewriting the script for a while now. Thursday’s 6454 victory over Indiana in the opening game of the tourney raised the Illini’s record to 5-1 in the past six games and 19-13 on the season – a far cry better than where John Groce’s team stood after its previous meeting with the Hoosiers. In the last game of Janu-

ary, the Illini trailed by two points at the half at Indiana, only to be outscored 14-5 in the early minutes after the break. They never recovered and lost their sixth straight during a nearly devastating eight-game losing streak. This time around, an hour up the road from Bloomington, the Illini led Indiana by two at the half but got knocked back on their heels as the Hoosiers ripped off a 10-3 spurt out of the locker room. The Illini didn’t cave. A perfectly timed 11-0 run put them back in command. Junior point guard Tracy Abrams carried the team on his back, scoring a season-high 25 points and adding seven rebounds. A sudden hot streak from a player who often has struggled this season would be right on time. Abrams tried to keep his emotions in check after perhaps the finest game of his career. “I’m a leader. I’m a captain,” he said. “If I were worried about the bad games that I had, what example is that to

Dermott put on a dazzling shooting display in his Big East tournament debut, scoring a record 27 of his 35 points in the first half for Creighton during a victory over DePaul.


No. 16 Iowa State 91, Kansas State 85: At Kansas

INDIANAPOLIS – Tre Demps had 20 points, including four 3-pointers and Drew Crawford added 15 points and six assists to lead 11th-seeded Northwestern to a 67-62 victory over No. 6 Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night. The Wildcats (14-18) became the first 11th-seed to win in the Big Ten tournament. They went on a 7-2 run when Crawford made a layup to give the Wildcats a 55-51 lead with 3:52 remaining before Alex Olah drew a charge and scored a pair of free throws. Dave Sobolewski hit a 3-pointer with 2:20 remaining to give the Wildcats a 60-53 advantage. Roy Devyn Marble had 25 points and Jarrod Uthoff finished with 17 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the

City, Mo., Melvin Ejim had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Dustin Hogue added 19 points and 10 boards and No. 16 Iowa State held on through a tense final minute to beat Kansas State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.

Baylor 78, No. 17 Oklahoma 73: At Kansas City, Mo., Isa-

iah Austin scored 18 points and Baylor held on after blowing most of a 21-point lead for a victory over Oklahoma in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals.

Houston 68, No, 25 Smu 64: At Memphis, Tenn., Jherrod Stiggers scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Houston beat No. 25 SMU in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

the younger guys?” Indiana (17-15) can kiss its NCAA tournament chances goodbye. The Illini still have a shot to get there, but it might take two more victories here for them to have “even a remote shot,” according to CBS Sports bracketologist Jerry Palm. An NIT bid now seems to be the worst-case scenario. Of course, three more victories would equal a shocking Big Ten tourney title. But there’s no point in entertaining such a fanciful thought with the enormous task of a rematch with big, bad Michigan staring the Illini in their faces. Groce used the word “amnesia” in regard to his players. Yes, a rampant case of that in the Illini locker room would be nice right about now. “That (first) game was a rough one for us,” he said, “and we can play better.” Illinois moved to 6-2 alltime against Indiana in the Big Ten tourney. A victory Friday would put the Illini in the semifinals for a league-leading 13th time.

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sixth-seeded Hawkeyes (2011), who have lost six of seven games. The Wildcats, who lost seven of eight games heading into the contest, will face No. 22 Michigan State in the quarterfinals Friday. The Wildcats opened the second half on an 8-2 run. Demps hit a 3-pointer before Marble scored a basket to make it 34-33. Kale Abrahamson made a 3 and Crawford a layup to give the Wildcats a 39-33 lead with 17:36 remaining. Melsahn Basabe scored a free throw and Demps a jumper to make it 41-34 with 16:00 left in the game.

No. 24 Ohio St. 63, Purdue 61: LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points and Aaron Craft finished with 16, helping Ohio State hang on against Purdue. The win sent the defending tourney champs into Friday’s quarterfinals against

fourth-seeded Nebraska. Purdue (15-17) didn’t make it easy on the fifth-seeded Buckeyes (24-8). A.J. Hammons finished with 15 points and nine rebounds for the 12th seeded Boilermakers, who were eliminated after a seventh straight loss. The Boilermakers stayed closer than expected, trailing only 30-27 at halftime. They led much of the second half and still had a chance to win it at the end.

Minnesota 63, Penn St. 56: Austin Hollins scored 18 points, Deandre Mathieu added 13 and Andre Hollins hit a late 3-pointer to give Minnesota a badly needed win over Penn State. The seventh-seeded Golden Gophers (20-12) advanced to Friday night’s quarterfinal against No. 12 Wisconsin with their third win in four games.

MARYVALE, Ariz. – Matt Garza’s good at moving on. He’s done it more than most in an eight-year major-league career. But to say he finds peace, that’s a stretch. As Cubs fans saw for most of the past three seasons, Garza is raw energy, sometimes channeled, sometimes off the leash, always, it seems, on another mission. And that’s where the power-pitching right-hander finds himself again this spring as he starts fresh with the Cubs’ division-rival Milwaukee Brewers, who bet $50 million over four years that he can be the difference-maker he never became in Chicago. Despite lengthy stretches on the disabled list, two years of roster-crushing rebuilding and more than a year and a half of being shopped – then eventually traded – Garza said he enjoyed his time with the Cubs and loved playing in Chicago. “And I wish them the best,” he said. “But I like where I’m at, and I’m going to try to kick their teeth in every time I get a chance.” Nothing personal. Mostly. Garza, acquired by the Cubs in 2011 the last time they took a shot at the playoffs, expected to win in Chicago but wound up experiencing the worst three-year

run of losses in franchise history. When Theo Epstein’s front office came in the next year, he was offered a fiveyear extension to be the rotation’s centerpiece (believed to be in the John Danks range of $65 million). Those talks went nowhere, and he spent the next two summers on the trading block, lasting that long only because of an elbow injury in ‘12 that sidelined him as the new regime traded 20 percent of the roster in a 48-hour span. “We knew already though,” Garza said. “They finally put it like, ‘Hey, we’re rebuilding; don’t get comfortable.’ You just take it with a grain of salt and enjoy the time while your there.” He calls it just another learning experience. “I dealt with a lot there,” he said, “a lot of positives and some negatives.” None of it exactly was what he expected with the “big market” Cubs. “I’m just a pawn,” he said. “It’s just playing a chess match. You’ve got your king and your queen you have to protect, and then you put the pawns in. That’s us.” The king and queen? “The owners,” he said. “And you move your way down. The president’s like the bishop or the knight. And then the rook. “But it’s all good. We’re all important pieces.”

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Matt Garza throws before the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday in Tempe, Ariz.


Hits not preying on Dunn’s mind By Mark Potash GLENDALE, Ariz. – Adam Dunn is all about production – home runs and runs batted in – but at some point batting average has to figure into the equation. Dunn has hit 41 and 34 home runs for the White Sox the past two seasons. But with batting averages of .204 and .219, he’s dipping into the all-or-nothing terroritory of Dave Kingman and Rob Deer – two sluggers who never made the postseason in a combined 27 seasons as a full-time player in the major leagues. Dunn likewise has yet to make the postseason in his first 13 big-league seasons. It’s been a frustrating run for the big guy. His three previous teams – the Reds, Diamondbacks and Nationals – all made the playoffs after he left. Probably a lot of tough luck. But it’s also possible that too many strikeouts and too few hits in the middle of a batting order ultimately are a drag on an offense. A walk isn’t always as good as a hit. Walks don’t advance runners from first to third. They don’t score runners from first or second base. But hits do. So it would seem that the challenge for Dunn this season – the final year of a fouryear, $56 million contract – simply is to get more hits without sacrificing too many home runs.

‘’How important is it to me? It’s not,’’ Dunn said. ‘’I care about on-base [percentage] – getting on base. However I do that, I don’t care. Obviously the higher your batting average, the higher your on-base will be. But if I walk 200 times and get 100 base hits, that’s fine.’’ Dunn’s struggle to hit even better than .220 have been a mystery to himself and the White Sox. He was a career .260 hitter with a .381 on-base percentage and .902 OPS when he arrived in 2011. The year before, he hit .260 with 38 home runs and 103 RBI for the Nationals. But in three seasons in Chicago, Dunn has been unable to match those numbers: a .197 batting average, .317 onbase percentage and .772 OPS. Can he still hit .260? ‘’Yeah, I could do it. I’ve done it [before],’’ he said. ‘’I don’t go out there trying to hit .200. I’m just going to stay the course and if they fall in they fall in.’’ The White Sox would like to get more out of Dunn than they’ve gotten, but it doesn’t appear to be an urgent matter. Dunn had 41 homers and 96 RBI in 2012; he had 34 homers and 86 RBI in 2013. They’re not going to ask for more hits at the risk of losing home runs. ‘’You can say what you want about batting average, but as long as you’re producing runs for the team – RBIs, being on base – that’s a positive,’’ White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson said.

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Young latest addition to defensive line

Revis, Sproles, Smith, Harrison, Tuck on move

By KEVIN FISHBAIN The Bears found a starter opposite Lamarr Houston, staying in the NFC North to sign former Lions defensive end Willie Young to a threeyear contract. General manager Phil Emery said he had a goal during free agency to find two starting defensive linemen, and he explained the type of player he seeked to improve last year’s woeful unit. “... Our goal and our thoughts about defensive players is to get the toughest, most aggressive, instinctive players that have a little bit of an old-school mentality, a Bear mentality,” he said on a conference call. “And we certainly feel that Willie has those attributes and we’re excited about him being here.” Last season, Young played in all 16 games with 15 starts and set career-highs, recording 47 tackles, three sacks and five passes defensed. He also had seven tackles for loss and 10 quarterback hits. “I’m looking forward to a very aggressive defense here in the making,” Young said. Young, who turns 29 in September, did not start from 2010 through 2012 and broke out last season, earning the chance to get a multiyear deal on the free-agent market. The Bears didn’t have to spend a ton, either, to get him – according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Young’s contract is worth $9 million with $3.45 million guaranteed.

According to Pro Football Focus, Young was the 16thbest 4-3 defensive end. His 48 quarterback hurries ranked third and he had a plus-5.1 grade against the run. Overall, Young was charted for 60 quarterback pressures, but only the three sacks. “It’s very interesting to me sometimes at how things pan out, when you work so hard and move so fast to get to the quarterback and somehow either he gets rid of it or he slips away from you, I don’t know,” Young said. “But it is what it is.” Young is looking forward to bookending the Bears’ defensive line with another aggressive player, Houston. “Offenses are going to have to figure out some kind of way to stop two guys who are coming off the edge with no intentions other than to harass quarterbacks.” New return option: The Bears signed receiver Domenik Hixon to a one-year deal. He had only seven catches last year, but went over 500 receiving yards twice in his career. Emery said Hixon will get a chance to return kicks in practice and the preseason. Melton still looking: Emery acknowledged that Henry Melton is visiting with other teams – Melton reportedly met with the Vikings on Thursday – and that the two sides would talk at some point when Melton has seen his market, but added, “Of course, the clock’s ticking.” Melton is being sued by the

BY BARRY WILNER The Associated Press

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Former Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young walks the field before the game against the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 13 in Cleveland. Young signed with the Bears on Thursday. owner of the bar in Texas where he was arrested in December, according to a report. Emery would not comment on the legal issue. Peanut’s status: Charles Tillman left Tampa Bay without a contract to reunite with Lovie Smith, which is a positive sign if the Bears still wanted to bring him back, although Emery said the situation was, “no different than

yesterday. It’s an ongoing process.” Rosario back: The strange back and forth with the Bears and tight end Dante Rosario continued Thursday when the team re-signed him, per the league’s transaction wire. Rosario was going to be a free agent and first re-signed a one-year deal Feb. 27. He was mysteriously released Monday.

Darrelle Revis and Darren Sproles found landing spots in the Northeast. Now Steve Smith and James Harrison look for new NFL homes. Revis’ stay in Tampa Bay was short, and he might not be in New England much longer. After less than a year as a Buccaneer, he was cut Wednesday and officially agreed to terms with the Patriots on Thursday – but only on a one-year deal, albeit worth about $12 million. The 28-year-old shutdown cornerback whose contract impasses have led him from the Jets to the Bucs to the Patriots since last April, was the latest big name on the move. Versatile running back-kick returner Sproles will add some juice to Philadelphia’s already high-energy offense after he was acquired from New Orleans. And someone will grab veteran Smith after the standout wide receiver was released by Carolina. As for Harrison, the 2008 Defensive Player of the Year was cut by Cincinnati, where he spent only the 2013 season after being released by Pittsburgh. It was yet another busy period on the third day of NFL free agency in which Jonathan Martin signed a two-year contract with San Francisco. Martin passed his physical Thursday to complete a trade that sent the tackle from the Dolphins to the Niners to be reunited with his college coach, Jim Harbaugh. The teams first announced the move Tuesday night for Martin, who left the Dolphins last fall after accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying in a scandal that overshadowed the franchise’s 8-8 season. Tampa Bay cut tackle

Donald Penn and signed Anthony Collins to replace him; Oakland signed defensive end Justin Tuck; Green Bay re-signed linebacker Mike Neal and tight end Andrew Quarless; and the Jaguars formally signed defensive end Chris Clemons, defensive lineman Ziggy Hood and re-signed defensive end Jason Babin, who led the team with 7½ sacks in 2013. Revis’ business manager, John Geiger, tweeted: “Now it’s Official.@Revis24 has agreed to terms with the New England Patriots!” Tampa released the threetime All-Pro before he was due a $1.5 million bonus. Revis was cut after efforts to trade him and his $16 million salary failed. New England had a need at the position because Aqib Talib left for Denver. The Patriots have not announced the Revis move. The Eagles were eager to let the world know about the addition of the 30-year-old Sproles, who figures to be a threat as a receiver, runner, returner and in pass protection against blitzers – all the things he did so well in New Orleans. “Darren Sproles is an unbelievable offensive weapon,” coach Chip Kelly said. “He can do it all: run, catch, plus he’s a proven winner. And on top of that, he can bring all of those dynamic skills to the return game as well. There is no question we were all excited once we found out we were going to be able to trade for him.” Sproles had 71 catches for 604 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 220 yards and two scores in 2013. Smith has been the face of Carolina’s franchise for a decade. But he turns 35 in May and would have cost the Panthers $7 million under this year’s salary cap.

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searching Salem youth collecting shoes to help others around the world By KATIE DAHLSTROM


magining a football practice without shoes elicits a sincere “ouch” from 12-year-old Sycamore resident Zak Kozumplik. Imagining an operation to have his foot removed from not having a pair of shoes at all leaves him speechless. Kozumplik and others at Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore are hoping through a shoe drive, they can help people around the world who live without shoes. Students in Salem Lutheran Church’s Confirmation Ministry group are holding a shoe drive through April 17. They are asking for donations of new or gently used shoes of any kind in any size. The shoes will be donated to the Alsipbased nonprofit Share Your Soles Foundation and sent to impoverished people throughout the world. The confirmation group consists of around 35 kids, including Kimberly Hohlfeld, 12, of Sycamore. “They need some help,” Hohlfeld said. “People are having problems and they need something safe to put on their feet.” Share Your Soles started in 1999 after Chicago-area native Mona Purdy saw children in Guatemala painting hot tar on their feet to compete in a race in their village. She met an American orthopedic surgeon who was visiting the village. He told Purdy if the children wore shoes, he wouldn’t have to travel to the region so regularly to amputate their infected limbs. When she returned home, Mona started collecting shoes that could be donated. Shoes started filling her garage and basement, prompting her to start Share Your Soles and open a warehouse in Alsip where shoes are sorted, sanitized and shipped. To date, Share Your Soles has donated 2 million pairs of shoes. Salem’s confirmation group ran with the idea for their annual service project, asking each member of the congregation to give up a pair of shoes for Lent. The confirmation group started

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Zak Kozumplik, Kimberly Hohlfeld and Amanda Swedberg display some of the shoes they have collected for Salem Lutheran Church’s shoe drive for the Share Your Soles Foundation.

How to help Gently used shoes, boots or athletic cleats, all types and all sizes, can be dropped off at Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore, now through April 17. Collection boxes are located in the church, or can be dropped off in the vestibule when the church is closed. accepting donations on Ash Wednesday, March 5, and since has collected 234 pairs. Their goal is to collect 2,300 pairs, one more than the church’s high school youth group collected in their Share Your Soles drive in 2010. The confirmation group meets for an hour and 30 minutes every Wednesday. These sessions will used to box shoes through Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter that commemorates Jesus’ Last Supper with his apostles. For several years, Salem Lutheran Church has offered a washing-of-the-feet ritual during its Maundy Thursday services to rep-

resent Jesus washing the feet of the apostles before the Passover meal. This year, the ritual will include the collected shoes, which will be placed at the altar and blessed during the service. Confirmation students will carry the shoes out at the end of the service as the altar is traditionally stripped to prepare for the somber Good Friday service. Once all the shoes have been collected, students will deliver the shoes to the warehouse in Alsip and volunteer the rest of the day, sorting, processing and boxing shoes. Krysten Jones, 20, of Sycamore, was in the high school group in 2010 and now is a guide for the confirmation group. She hopes confirmation students will experience the same sense of accomplishment she felt once they complete their drive. “Seeing where the shoes go and to know we’re helping others in other countries that we don’t even know feels so good,” Jones said.


Page C2 • Friday, March 14, 2014 DEKALB Baptist Campus Ministry 449 Normal Road 815-756-2131 Pastors: Dwight and Rene Gorbold Bethlehem Lutheran (ELCA) 1915 N. First St. 815-758-3203 Pastor: Dan Wynard Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 Sunday school; 11 a.m. adult Sunday forum Highlight of the week: A joint Midweek Lenten soup supper and worship will be held at First Lutheran at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Monday evening Bible study continues each week at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem. Food pantry open 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Cathedral of Praise 1126 S. First St. 815-758-6557 Pastor: Eric Wyzard Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Christ Community Church (DeKalb Campus) 1600 E. Lincoln Highway 815-787-6161 Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ, Scientist 220 N. Third St. 815-787-3792 Pastors: King James Bible, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy The message: “Substance” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. church and Sunday school services; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday testimony meetings Highlight of the week: The Christian Science Reading Room is open noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The public is welcome to come in and browse. Community of Christ 1200 S. Malta Road 815-756-1963 Pastor: Roger Hintzsche Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Congregation Beth Shalom 820 Russell Road 815-756-1010 Rabbi: Maralee Gordon DeKalb Christian 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 Pastor: Tom J. Hughes Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school DeKalb Wesleyan 1115 S. Malta Road 815-758-0673 Pastor: Dean Pierce Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evangelical Free 150 Bethany Road 815-756-8729 Pastor: Martin Jones, lead pastor; Paul Rogers, worship pastor; Gary Lisle, youth pastor; Terry Gin, children’s ministry director Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school First Baptist 349 S. Third St. 815-758-3973 Pastor: Bob Edwards Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Sunday school First Church of the Nazarene 1051 S. Fourth St. 815-758-1588 Pastor: Todd Holden Worship schedule: 10:40 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational 615 N. First St. 815-758-0691 Pastors: Joe Gastiger, Judy Harris Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday First Lutheran (ELCA) 324 N. Third St. 815-758-0643 Pastor: Janet Hunt Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. Sunday coffee fellowship; CrossWalk activities 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 5:30 to 7:30 Wednesday; confirmation 10:30 to 11:30

a.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. youth group Highlight of the week: A new member gathering and casserole potluck will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday. Lenten Soup Suppers will be held at 5:30 p.m. during Lent. Midweek worship will begin at 7 p.m. and focus on the story of “Joseph and His Brothers” found in Genesis 37-50. All are invited. First United Methodist 321 Oak St. 815-756-6301 Pastors: Senior Pastor Jonathan Hutchison, Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert The message: “Self-Examination,” based on Psalms 51 and 139 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 11:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary SHINE service; 7 p.m. fourth Sunday each month REAL Community Worship; 10:20 a.m. children and youth Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 8:45 a.m. Thursday Communion service Highlight of the week: The United Methodist Women invite the community to lunch each Wednesday in Lent. Lunch is served at 11:55 a.m. followed by a short program on “Forgiveness.” Suggested donation for lunch is $4.

glory is revealed that life and immortality will rob death of its power.” Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. Monday through Friday Highlight of the week: Easter Flower Memorials beautify the church and honor deceased loved ones. Forms are located in the literature display at the Chapel entrance. Return the completed forms in the weekly offering basket or to the church office by April 8. St. Paul’s Episcopal 900 Normal Road 815-756-4888 Rector: Stacy Walker-Frontjes Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday Seventh-day Adventist 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-1388 Pastor: Leonardo Oliveira Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Saturday; Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. Highlight of the week: Open Closet hours are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday

Foursquare Church 210 Grove St. 815-756-9521 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7:30 a.m. weekday Bible study; TBA Sunday Bible study

The Rock Christian Church 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-3700 Pastor: Jerry Wright Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sundays. Highlight of the week: For a ride to this growing, Bible-believing, nondenominational church, call 815-758-3700 or 815-748-5611.

Glad Tidings Assembly of God 2325 N. First St. 815-758-4919 Pastor: W. Michael Massey Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: All ages family night is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Trinity Lutheran (LCMC) 303 S. Seventh St. 815-756-7374 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; contemporary worship on second and fourth Sunday each month

Grace Free Lutheran 1121 S. First St. 815-758-2531 Pastor: Michael Hodge Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 158 N. Fourth St. 815-756-7089 Pastor: Linda Slabon The message: “Power and powerlessness: privilege and entitlement” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Open Mic Coffee House on March 26, with Fellowship Hour from 6 to 7 p.m. and open mic performances from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Harvest Bible Chapel 2215 Bethany Road 815-756-9020 Pastor: Jason Draper Worship schedule: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Hillcrest Covenant 1515 N. First St. 815-756-5508 hillcrestcovenantchurchdekalb@ Pastor: Steve Larson, Associate Pastor Jennifer Zerby Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Immanuel Lutheran 511 Russell Road 815-756-6669, 815-756-6675 Pastors: Marty Marks, Ray Krueger Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship Highlight of the week: The Lenten series “Facing the Cross,” continues at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, with preacher the Rev. Marvin Metzger of St. John Lutheran Church, Sycamore. Little Lambs Preschool will host a spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. prior to the service. Little Lambs also will hold its annual used book sale. Kishwaukee Bible Church 355 N. Cross St. (Cornerstone Christian Academy) 815-754-4566 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday New Hope Missionary Baptist 1201 Twombly Road 815-756-7906 Pastors: Leroy A. Mitchell, G. Joseph Mitchell Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Wednesday, Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Ministry is at 6 p.m. Newman Catholic Student Center 512 Normal Road 815-787-7770 Pastor: Matthew McMorrow Worship schedule: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 12:05 p.m. daily St. George Greek Orthodox 320 S. Second St. 815-758-5731 Pastor: John A. Artemas Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Orthos; 10 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Mary Parish 321 Pine St. 815-758-5432 Pastor: James Parker The message: “In Jesus’ transfigured

United Pentecostal Church 1120 S. Seventh St. 815-901-0699 Pastor: Greg W. Davis and Maurice McDavid, assistant pastor Worship schedule: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Sundays; 6 p.m. Saturday (Spanish) Victory Baptist 1930 Sycamore Road 815-756-6212 Pastor: Ngum Eric Mangek Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Vida Nueva/New Life 316 N. Sixth St. 815-787-7711 Pastor: Rodrigo Azofeifa Worship schedule: 12:30 p.m. Domingo (Sunday) Vineyard Christian Fellowship Haish Gymnasium, 303 S. Ninth St. 815-748-8463 Pastor: Joe Holda Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Westminster Presbyterian 830 N. Annie Glidden Road 815-756-2905 Pastor: Blake Richter The message: “A Promise” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. adult Sunday school Highlight of the week: Lenten soup suppers and Bible study at 6 p.m. Thursdays.

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

Retirement Center, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Thursdays at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb. Church of Christ 109 Swanson Road 815-895-9148 Evangelist: Phillip Vermillion Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ (Edgebrook Lane) 2315 Edgebook Lane 815-895-3320 Preacher: Al Diestelkamp Worship schedule: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday Federated Church 612 W. State St. 815-895-2706 Pastor: Dennis Johnson The message: “When All You’ve Wanted Isn’t Enough,” Part 3 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday with nursery child care; 10:15 a.m. Kids Club; 11 a.m. fellowship Highlight of the week: March Love offering goes to One Great Hour of Sharing. Handbells featured on Sunday. Fellowship Baptist 2425 Bethany Road 815-517-1569 Pastor: Kevin D. Spears Worship schedule: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school; 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study FBC of Sycamore 530 W. State St. 815-895-3116 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. with signer for hearing impaired and 5 p.m. contemporary services Grace Life Church 425 W. State St. 815-757-3570 Pastor: Stephen J. Moll Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Harvest Time Fellowship 203 S. Sacramento St. 815-899-2529 Pastor: Michael Schumaker Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday prayer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 675 Fox Ave. 815-895-2277 Bishop: John Bentley Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday Sacrament meeting; 12:20 p.m. Sunday school; 1:10 p.m. Relief Society, Priesthood Mayfield Congregational 28405 Church Road 815-895-5548 Pastor: Martha Brunell The message: “Born Again Music,” with reading from Psalm 121 (translation by Norman Fischer) and John 3:1-17 (NRSV) Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school for children and adults Highlight of the Week: Hospitality will be furnished by Jan Wylde.

Daily Chronicle / Ministry staff: Carla Vanatta The message: “For God so loved the world that he gave us his only Son.” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 7 p.m. Wednesday midweek Lenten service Highlight of the week: Help keep the Salem Food Pantry stocked with supplies. Confirmation students are collecting gently worn or new shoes of any kind for “Share Your Soles.” Anyone interested can bring shoes to drop-off boxes located in the church near the entry doors. Sycamore Baptist Church 302 Somonauk Street 815-895-2577 Interim Pastor: Art Aviles Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Bible study Sycamore United Methodist 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113 Pastor: GaHyung Kim, Harlene Harden Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school

NEARBY Calvary Lutheran (LCMC) (Lee) 19 Perry Road, at County Line Road 815-824-2825 Pastor: Craig Nelson Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; Noon new member class (lunch included) Cortland United Methodist 45 W. Chestnut Ave. 815-756-9088 Pastor: Brian Gilbert Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Faith UMC (Genoa) 325 S. Stott St. 815-784-5143 Pastor: Melissa Meyers Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational UCC (Malta) 210 S. Sprague St. 815-825-2451 Pastor: Robert L. Vaughn Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday First Lutheran (NALC) (Kirkland) 510 W. South St. 815-522-3886 Pastor: Carl L. M. Rasmussen Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s sermon First Evangelical Lutheran (Lee) 240 W. Hardanger Gate 815-824-2356 Interim Pastor: Chris Heller Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. fellowship time 815-825-2118 Pastor: Noah Panlilio Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday at Malta UMC; 11 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Malta UMC Peace United Church of Christ (Genoa) 301 E. First St. 815-757-5917 Pastor: Lauri Allen The message: “Shining Olive Trees” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday St. Catherine (Genoa) 340 S. Stott St. 815-784-2355 Pastor: Donald M. Ahles The message: “Second Sunday of Lent” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish) Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday to Friday Highlight of the week: Stations of the Cross p.m. in Spanish, 7 p.m. in English today, March 28 and April 4 and 11. Lenten Reconciliation from 7 to 9 p.m. April 9, in English and Spanish. St. James (Lee) 221 W. Kirke Gate 815-824-2053 Pastor: Bonaventure Okoro Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Tuesday to Friday; with confession from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday. St. John’s Lutheran (Creston) 126 E. South St. 815-384-3720 Pastor: Ronald Larson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship following, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday; 7 p.m. Wednesday Lenten services with light supper at 6 p.m. St. Paul’s UCC (Hinckley) 324 W. McKinley Ave. 815-286-3391 Pastor: Kris Delmore Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Salem Evangelical Lutheran (Sandwich) 1022 N. Main St. 815-786-9308 Pastor: Wayne Derber Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday education hour for all ages Trinity Lutheran (Genoa) 33930 N. State Road 815-784-2522 Pastor: Senior Pastor Jeremy Heilman Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday blended worship; 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship.

First United Methodist (Hinckley) 801 N. Sycamore St. 815-286-7102 Pastor: Laura Crites Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school

United Church of Christ (Shabbona) 104 E. Navaho Ave., Box 241 815-824-2359 Pastor: Jim Allen Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday assisted living service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school

St. John’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 26555 Brickville Road 815-895-4477 Pastors: Robert W. Weinhold, Marvin Metzger Worship schedule: 6 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. service Sunday; 9:20 a.m. adult Bible classes;

First United Methodist (Kirkland) 300 W. South St. 815-522-3546 Pastor: Kyeong-Ah Woo Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school

United Methodist (Waterman) 210 W. Garfield 815-264-3991 Pastor: Hyerncherl Paul Lee Worship schedule: 9:45 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school

Hope Anglican Church (Elburn) Meeting at Community Congregational, 100 E. Shannon St. 630-802-4424 Pastor: David Kletzing Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Sunday Holy Communion, nursery

United Presbyterian (Somonauk) 14030 Chicago Road 815-786-2703 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Christian education.

St. Mary’s Sycamore 322 Waterman St. 815-895-3275 Pastor: Paul M. Lipinski Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. daily; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday

Immanuel Lutheran (Hinckley) 12760 Lee Road 262-825-7501 Pastor: Christopher Navurskis Worship schedule: 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. adult Bible study; 9 a.m. Sunday school; 5 p.m. Saturday

St. Peter’s Episcopal 218 Somonauk St. 815-895-2227 Clergy: David Hedges Worship schedule: 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school

Kingston United Methodist 121 E. First St. 815-784-2010 Pastor: Jackie Wills Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. youth group and Upper Room Bible study; 10:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. prayer circle; 6:30 p.m. Gospel of John Bible study Highlight of the week: Communion is served on the first and third Sundays. All are welcome to the table.

North Avenue Missionary Baptist 301 North Ave. 815-895-4871 Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

Salem Lutheran (ELCA) 1145 DeKalb Ave. 815-895-9171 Interim Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear

Malta United Methodist 210 E. Sprague St.

Village Bible Church (Shabbona) Indian Creek Campus 209 N. Nokomis St. 815-824-2425 Pastor: Dave Haidle Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Waterman Bible Church 500 S. Birch St. 815-264-3908 Pastors: Pastor Craig Miller Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Waterman Presbyterian 250 N. Cedar St. 815-264-3491 Pastor: Roger Boekenhauer The message: “Nicodemus Visits Jesus” Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. children’s Sunday school Highlight of the Week: Session meeting will be March 20.

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Cake auction raises $3,000

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KishHealth sells former clinic building to Shabbona church

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Salem Lutheran Church held its annual Shrove Tuesday dinner and cake auction on March 4. A total of 23 cakes sold for about $3,000. The money raised will be split between Share Your Soles and Washington, Ill., Tornado Relief efforts. During Lent, Salem’s confirmation student’s are collecting gently used shoes and will take them to the Share Your Soles warehouse in Alsip. Half of the money from the auction will cover cleaning and shipping costs for these shoes to get to people overseas in third-world countries or to Indian reservations in the U.S. The other half of the money will help assist with rebuilding efforts in Washington, Ill., where several Salem members helped in cleanup efforts following the tornado strike

A vision that began nearly five years ago came to fruition earlier this month, when KishHealth System and Shabbona United Church of Christ parishioners celebrated the transition of a building from one organization to the other. The building, located across the street from the church in Shabbona, used to house local physicians Ghori Khan and Pushpa Mamtani before they moved their private practice to Waterman in 2009. About a year later, Pastor Jim Allen reached out to KishHealth System and began discussing the purchase of the building. The KishHealth System board unanimously approved the sale, and the building is now in the hands of the church, and will become the home of a community-wide ministry, Next Door Mission. “Last October, our congregation approved a price to offer the health system for the building,” Pastor Jim Allen said in a news release. “KishHealth System board

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Michael Kokott, KishHealth System assistant vice president of Marketing & Business Development, and Sandy Rueff, Shabbona United Church of Christ missions director, exchanged a cake representing the deed to the property. recognized our work in the community, and was gracious in offering the building at a price we could afford.” Allen says the direction of Next Door Mission will evolve over time, and the oversight committee is con-

8BRIEFS Sue Lyon Book Sale needs books Needed: Books, books, books. The Sue Lyon Book Sale is looking for books. Your books – used books, leftover books from garage sales, children’s books or books you just never got around to reading – can be donated now in anticipation of the book sale coming up in June. In 1995, Sue Lyon started a used book sale to raise money for the addition to the Sycamore Public Library. After Sue died in 2004, her family, Jim and Sharon, and grandchildren, April and Brandon Lyon, continued her efforts in her memory. Nineteen years have passed since that first book sale and the Lyons’ efforts have continued. Each year the book sale proceeds have been donated to local community nonprofit organizations. Last year the DeKalb County Hospice and the Garden Committee at the Sycamore History Museum benefited from this community book sale at Federated Church. Books can be donated and delivered to Blackhawk Moving and Storage, 340 South Ave., Sycamore.

Lenten services continue at St. John The Wednesday services at Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John (Missouri Synod), will feature the Rev. Chris Navurskis of Immanuel Lutheran Chuch in Hinckley as guest preacher. The program is part of the church’s circuit of pulpit trading during Lent. His theme will be “Facing Our

Worldliness.” These services are held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. This is keeping with the theme, “Our Time for Spiritual Renewal.” Dinner is served before each service at 6 p.m. with many of the organizations of the church preparing the dinner. The entire community is invited to attend. Those who have no home church are especially invited to find out more about our Lord’s suffering and death for our sins. The church is located at 26555 Brickville Road in Sycamore. For more information, call 815-895-4477 or email office@

Annual kumla dinner planned in Creston St. John’s Lutheran Church on South Street in Creston will host its 18th annual kumla/ham dinner on April 5. Seating times are at noon, 4:30 and 6 p.m. Carryouts will be available from noon to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger. Reserve tickets by calling Dorothy at 815-384-5325 or the church at 815-384-3720 or contact any church member. No tickets will be available at the door.

Spaghetti Dinner, Cookie Bazaar at Shabbona UCC The Shabbona United Church of Christ Mission Board will hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner and Cookie Bazaar at 4 p.m. March 20 for carry-outs and 4:30 to 7 p.m. for dine-in.

The dinner will feature Italian Café music and décor. The cookie bazaar will be hosted by the youth of the church and will include many favorite recipes and varieties of cookies that will be sold by the pound. The proceeds from the dinner help the church Mission outreach programs such as youth camps, local ministries, and the N.I.C.E. Food and Clothing Center. Tickets are sold at the door. They cost $6.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 10, and are free to children younger than 5. All carry-outs cost $6.50 each. The church is located at 104 E. Navaho Ave., Shabbona.

Mayfield sets whole hog sausage breakfast Mayfield Congregational Church will host an all-you-caneat Pancake and Whole Hog Sausage Breakfast from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, 28405 Church Road, Sycamore. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 10 and are free for those younger than 4. Attendees also can visit the country store for baked and preserved goods or purchase some whole hog sausage to take home. There will be door prizes, and people can enter to win prizes from local merchants.

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Post-abortion healing retreat scheduled Rachel’s Peace, an interdenominational retreat for post-abortion healing, is scheduled for April 4 to 6 at the Kilbuck Creek Retreat Center, 6752 N. Kilbuck Road, Monroe Center. The weekend offers hope and healing for women and men who have experienced an abortion. A donation of $150 includes room, meals and retreat materials. Partial scholarships are available and participation is strictly confidential. For more information or to register, call Catherine Rennert at 815-968-1157, email or visit www.

sidering a number of options for the space that include a senior center, health screening clinics and counseling center. Next Door Mission is working closely with the Family Service Agency in DeKalb to extend their senior

services into the southern portion of the county. “We have a similar mission – taking care of the people in our community,” Michael Kokott, KishHealth System assistant vice president of Marketing & Business Development, said in the news release. “The plans that the United Church of Christ has for the building are very similar to what the health system might have done. We are delighted to be able to contribute to the community of Shabbona in this way.” The sale of the building was strategically planned, and allows KishHealth System to focus more on the short- and long-term goals developed as part of the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment. The health system hopes to include Next Door Mission as part of its developing Community Health Network, which is being piloted in the south end of DeKalb County through Valley West Hospital in Sandwich.

Preacher to speak about poverty walk St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb, will welcome guest preacher the Rev. Lou Ness at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on March 23. Ness will speak about the “Hear Our Cry: Marching for America’s Poor” quest to carry the stories of people struggling with poverty and homelessness to Washington D.C. She will start her 756-mile march on April 1 from Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Rockford and continue through small and large towns. She will carry a message of hope, collecting the stories of the poor, and encouraging people to step up and make a difference in their communities. Ness is the executive director of Shelter Care Ministries, an outreach ministry of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Rockford. Shelter Care programs reach out to

adults with serious mental illness who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness, families who live in homelessness, and individuals struggling to find employment or transition to living wage employment. Shelter Care has issued an open invitation for anyone who supports the cause to join Ness for all or part of the “Hear Our Cry” march. The itinerary, available online at www.shelter-care. org, calls for daily treks of 10 to 15 miles and nightly stays at churches, synagogues and temples in six states. Stories of people living in poverty or homelessness can be sent to Include first name, city and state. St. Paul’s is a handicap-accessible building. For more information, call 815-756-4888 or visit

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Kids’ game ‘truth or dare’ causes adults strife Dear Abby: My sister has children younger than mine, but the kids all play together frequently. She recently caught them involved in a game of “truth or dare” and a couple of the kids had no clothes on. While I was surprised to hear it and have spoken to my children about it, it seems to me to be one of those games that kids play. My sister insists it’s about dominance and sex and refuses to let my kids play with hers any longer. I’m heartbroken over her reaction and don’t know how to respond. We barely speak anymore. What do you think? – Just A Game? in Iowa Dear Just A Game: Whether what happened was because of natural curiosity or about “dominance” would depend

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips on the ages of the children involved. Not allowing the children to play together again seems like an overreaction, but a serious discussion about boundaries should certainly have taken place after the incident. Dear Abby: I started dating my childhood sweetheart when we were in high school. I’m now in college. My dreams and goals have always been to move from our small town to a big city in another state. The problem is my boyfriend, “Clay,” never wants to leave here. He isn’t even interested in travel, which is something I would

love to do. I have stayed in our hometown฀for฀him.฀Everyone฀in฀ my family thinks he’s holding me back and isn’t being fair. He may not be perfect, but he does make me happy. I now have an opportunity to move, but Clay refuses to go. Should I go anyway, regardless of what it does to our relationship? Do I take the risk of being happy in a new city by myself, or stay where I know what the ending will be? – Stuck in Smalltown, U.S.A. Dear Stuck: All of life is a risk. Please listen to your family. I think you know in your heart that you need to experience a little independence. If you don’t take advantage of the opportunity you have been given, you will indeed be “Stuck in Smalltown, U.S.A.” Forever. Dear Abby: My wife and

I have been married for 10 years.฀She฀is฀a฀Realtor฀and฀ I’m a maintenance worker. I work eight hours a day, five days a week and sometimes on weekends and overtime when needed. My wife thinks that when I’m off on weekends I should be working around the house. I have tried telling her that those are my days off to do what I prefer or just relax. I do maintenance work all week, and then she expects me to do it on weekends, too? I don’t mind it occasionally, but with her it’s every weekend. I feel like getting a divorce because of her never-ending demands. I also play in a band with my friends on Sunday evenings. It’s only once a week, but she gives me flak about that, too. I’m at work 40 hours a week and with her

every evening except Sunday. I don’t fish, play golf, hang out at bars, chase women or have any other hobbies. How can I get her to understand? – Wants฀To฀Relax Dear Wants: Have you told your wife you feel like divorcing her because of her never-ending demands? It might be a way to get her attention. Tell her that you’re willing to fix things around the house one or two days a month, but if her punch list requires more than that, she should hire someone. And as to your playing in the band – invite her to come and listen if she wants, but make it plain that you don’t intend to stop.

•฀Write฀Dear฀Abby฀at฀www.฀or฀P.O.฀Box฀ 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Exercise releases heart healthy chemicals Dear Dr. K: I’ve heard it many฀times:฀Regular฀exercise฀ helps prevent cardiovascular disease.฀But฀how฀does฀it฀do฀ that? Dear Reader: First, let’s define terms, to be sure we’re all on the same page. “Cardiovascular disease” (CVD) is a catch-all term. It includes heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure (hypertension), atherosclerosis and heart฀failure.฀Regular฀(not฀ just occasional) exercise improves cardiovascular health in a number of ways: •฀Exercise฀lowers฀blood฀ pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk of CVD as well as many other health problems.฀Regular฀exercise฀ lowers blood pressure, even in people whose blood pres-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff sure is normal. •฀Exercise฀prevents฀plaque฀ buildup. Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) inside the walls of arteries. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to all of the organs of the body. Plaques are filled primarily with LDL cholesterol – “bad cholesterol.” They can narrow blood vessels and block oxygen-rich blood from reaching the body’s organs, including the heart and the brain. (I’ve put an illustration of this process on my website.) Exercise฀increases฀levels฀

of HDL cholesterol – “good cholesterol.” HDL helps prevent fat accumulation in artery฀walls.฀Exercise฀also฀ lowers levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, another type of fat. •฀Exercise฀protects฀arteries. Artery walls are lined with a very thin layer of cells known as the endothelium. In healthy arteries, the endothelium produces chemicals that cause the artery walls to relax. That makes the arteries grow wider, and that helps blood to flow through them. As you age, the endothelium loses some ability to secrete these chemicals. As a result, an artery in which blood flow is partially blocked by a plaque is less able to widen and help increase the flow of blood.฀Exercise฀helps฀counter฀

this process. •฀Exercise฀makes฀clots฀ less likely. Plaques have caps made of fibers. These caps normally hold in the fatty material that is inside the plaque. However, some plaques are “vulnerable”: The cap can rupture, causing the fat to spill into the inside of the artery. This causes a blood clot to form that blocks the flow of blood. A big part of every blood clot are little cell fragments in the blood called platelets. They stick together and form฀a฀clot.฀Regular฀exercise฀ causes platelets to be less “sticky,” making it less likely that฀blood฀will฀clot.฀Exercise฀ also encourages your body to release substances that break down clots. •฀Exercise฀promotes฀new฀

small arteries in the heart. Aerobic exercise increases your body’s demand for oxygen-rich blood. In response, your body may cause small arteries in the heart to grow larger, or even to create new ones. If an artery were to become blocked in the future, blood could continue flowing to the heart through these alternate blood vessels. How does regular exercise do฀all฀this?฀Recent฀research,฀ much of it here at Harvard Medical School, has shown that regular exercise causes muscle and fat cells to release chemicals that travel through the blood to other organs. These chemical signals produce the healthy changes.

•฀Visit฀www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

The crash was caused by speed and alcohol Dr. Wallace: Last month I went to my best friend’s funeral. She and her boyfriend were celebrating his 18th birthday and had driven to a nearby town to have dinner. On their way home the car ran off the road, struck a tree, and both of them were killed instantly. The investigation determined that the accident was caused by excessive speed and alcohol consumption. This young man was not even old enough to be drinking alcohol and one wonders how he was able to get it in the first place. Many are grieving now be-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace cause this young driver felt it was necessary to consume alcohol so he might feel like an adult. When will these teenagers ever learn that drinking has nothing to offer but heartache, both for themselves and for others? – Heartbroken, St. Paul, Minn. Heartbroken: The sad fact is that alcohol is readily available for those teens who

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – It’s time to put your ideas and tried-and-true methods to work. Rely on experience and mix lessons from the past and present in order to come up with solid plans for the future. Being prepared and determined will help you rise to the top. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You’ll risk your reputation if you rely on secondhand information. Someone may pass off fabrication as fact just to put you in an awkward position. Get all the details before you speak out. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Community get-togethers and special-interest gatherings are great places to meet new friends. Informal activities and events will enable you to share your enthusiasms with like-minded people. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Don’t let others do the talking for you. A colleague may try to present your ideas as his own. Ensure that you are given the credit you deserve for your accomplishments. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Don’t let stress get you down. Make your home your refuge. Surround yourself with the people and comforts that make you happy. Take time to relax and reflect. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Strategize how you can make personal improvements. Proper nutrition, regular exercise and plenty of enjoyable activities are all vital to your success and physical and mental health. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You’ll be extremely convincing today. Make sure you don’t harbor any ulterior motives and that you have thought matters through. You will accomplish a lot if you are a team player. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You may be a little short- tempered. Just because someone has a different viewpoint, it doesn’t mean you can’t get along. To avoid embarrassment, cool down before you say something you’ll regret. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Take a moment to do something you enjoy. Perhaps there is a hobby or new friendship you’d like to pursue. Indulge in something that is motivating and inspirational; you deserve it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Be considerate of others today. Avoid criticizing others and focus on the positive message you want to convey. If you are pushy, you will put a wedge between yourself and someone you care about. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Travel delays and other unforeseen problems will plague you. Don’t get frustrated over circumstances you cannot control. Keep a positive attitude and do your best to overcome setbacks. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – A partnership will face pressure if you encounter a stalemate. If you’re willing to compromise, you will find it easier to reach an agreement. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You won’t feel too sociable today. Take a closer look at your current situation and establish the steps you need to take to advance. Backtracking may be necessary.

choose to use it for many different reasons, ranging from “feeling adult” to escaping the pressures of life. Drinking is not “adult” and only compounds the daily pressures, but try telling that to a 17-year-old who just flunked a big test or whose parents announced they were getting a divorce. It’s difficult to teach that alcohol is harmful and not acceptable when as a society we sell the stuff by the barrel. How many teens think it’s OK to drink because they observe their parents consuming


alcohol in the home? And they think if Mom and Dad drink, it must be OK. Statistics provided by the National Council on Alcoholism show that 93 percent of all high school seniors have tried alcohol, 66 percent say they drink once a month, and 5 percent admit to being daily drinkers. Over one-half of high school seniors who drink started drinking before ninth grade. Although drivers under 21 make up only 10 percent of the motoring population, youthful drivers account for more than 25 percent of alco-

hol-related highway fatalities. Alcohol-related traffic accidents are the No. 1 killer of those aged 15 to 24. We can never “toss in the towel” and say teenage drinking wins. Abstaining from alcohol is a way of life and this philosophy must be nourished in the home by wise, loving parents and in the community by supportive schools and churches. Teens are our future and every one of them is important for a better world.

•฀Email฀Dr.฀Robert฀Wallace฀ at


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Allow them to help you out Ronaldinho,฀a฀Brazilian฀ soccer star, said, “The hardest opponents for me are the defenders who are tough in the way they play – where you can’t see a way through.” Declarer at the bridge table is trying to see a way through the best that the opponents can do to try to stop him from making his contract. However, occasionally he can call on his opponents for help. In this deal, South is in four hearts. West leads the diamond฀three.฀East฀wins฀ with his king, cashes the diamond ace and shifts to a low club. How should declarer continue? After South opened one notrump, North used a four-level Texas transfer to get his partner to play in four hearts. This allowed the opening lead to come around to the strong hand, rather than through it. Probably South’s first thought is to take the finesses in฀each฀black฀suit.฀But฀there฀ is a safer plan. What did West lead from in diamonds? It was surely from queenthird or queen-fourth. If so, when declarer ruffs a diamond on the board, he either establishes his diamond jack as a trick or sets up an endplay. South, after winning the third trick with his club ace, should ruff a diamond high on the board and draw trumps ending in his hand. Then he leads the diamond jack. Yes, West covers with his queen, but declarer calmly discards a black-suit card from the dummy. If West returns a spade, South takes two spades, six hearts and two clubs. If West leads back a club, declarer wins one spade, six hearts and three clubs. South’s opponent comes to his rescue.

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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.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS WESTERN DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF THE FIELDSTONE MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST, SERIES 2006-3 Plaintiff, -v.JAY R. YARBROUGH, et al Defendant 3 : 12 CV 50170 JUDGE FREDERICK J. KAPALA NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 5, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special appointed Commissioner herein,will at 1:00 PM on March 28, 2014, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State front door entrance, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1820 JOSEPH SIXBURY STREET, Sycamore, IL 60178 Property Index No. 06-21-454-013. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $354,605.46. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit

ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C1392713. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C1392713 Case Number: 3 : 12 CV 50170 TJSC#: 34-2769 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I592876 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 28, March 7, 14 & 21, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CORNELIA L. JOHNSON, DECEASED. CASE NO. 14 P 21 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN of the death of Cornelia L. Johnson of DeKalb County, Illinois. Letters of Office as Executor were issued to Jill L. Winkowski on March 5, 2014, whose attorneys are KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC, Attorneys at Law, 2045 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, IL 60178. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the representative, or both, within six months from the date of issuance of Letters of Office and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. DATED: March 12, 2014

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spection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C1392713. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C1392713 Case Number: 3 : 12 CV 50170 TJSC#: 34-2769 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I592876 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 28, March 7, 14 & 21, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF IOLA SHRADER, DECEASED. Case No. 14 P 20 CLAIMS NOTICE Notice is given of the death of IOLA SHRADER, of Shabbona, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on the 3rd day of March, 2014, to LINDA K. RUSSELL, whose attorney is HEATHER M. FRITSCH, 204 South Main Street, Suite 2, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, or with the representative, or both, no later that 4:30 p.m. on or before the 2nd day of September, 2014. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. LINDA K. RUSSELL, Independent Executor By: /s/ Heather M. Fritsch Attorney

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS WESTERN DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF THE FIELDSTONE MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST, SERIES 2006-3 Plaintiff, -v.JAY R. YARBROUGH, et al Defendant 3 : 12 CV 50170 JUDGE FREDERICK J. KAPALA NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 5, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special appointed Commissioner herein,will at 1:00 PM on March 28, 2014, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State front door entrance, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 152 IN HERON CREEK PHASE 5, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 21;TOWNSHIP 41 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF SYCAMORE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 25, 2002, IN PLAT CABINET #9, AT SLIDE #37-B, AS DOCUMENT NO. 2002018775, CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED OCTOBER 24, 2002, AS DOCUMENT NO. 2002021601 AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED SEPTEMBER 15, 2003 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2003027236, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1820 JOSEPH SIXBURY STREET, Sycamore, IL 60178 Property Index No. 06-21-454-013. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $354,605.46. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no

DATE DUE: Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Office of DeKalb #428 Unit Office, 901 South 4th Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 and will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. PRE-BID SITE VISIT: Contractors are required to survey the existing conditions prior to bidding. ACCESS TO BIDDING DOCUMENTS: Bidding Documents are on file for reference at the following locations: Office of the Architect, Rockford, IL NIBCA (N. Ill. Bldg. Contractors Assn), Rockford, IL Bidding Documents may be secured from the office of the Architect. Plans and Specifications are for download at available under "Bidders". DEPOSIT REQUIRED: Bidders may secure up to two (2) sets of bidding documents by submitting a non-refundable check for $50.00 per set, or $60.00 per set if documents are to be mailed. BID FORM: Bids shall be submitted in duplicate on forms issued by Architect. BID SECURITY: Bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security of at least 10% of the total amount of the base bid and all additive alternate bids. This may be in the form of a certified check, cashier's check, bank draft or bid bond, payable to the Owner as a guarantee that should the bidder be awarded the Work, the bidder will enter into a contract with the Owner and will furnish the proper performance and payment bond within the time limit set by the Owner. Bid securities will be returned to all other bidders when the successful bidder files a proper performance and payment bond and the contract is executed by the Owner. If the successful bidder fails to file such contract and performance and payment bond, the amount of his bid security shall be forfeited to the Owner as liquidated damages. WAGE RULES: Each craft, type of worker and mechanic needed to execute the Contract shall be paid the prevailing wage rate for the locality in which the work is performed, in accordance with all federal laws and laws of the State as well as local ordinances and regulations applicable to the work hereunder and having force of law. PERFORMANCE BOND: A performance and payment bond for the full amount of the Contract will be required of the successful bidder. All costs associated with the bond shall be included in the bid amount. RIGHTS RESERVED BY OWNER: The Owner reserves the right to waive any irregularities and/or reject any or all bids when, in the opinion of the Owner, such action will serve the best interests of the Owner. WITHDRAWAL OF BIDS: No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the opening of bids without written consent of the Owner.


By order of DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 13, 14 & 15, 2014.)

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The Law Office of Heather M. Fritsch 204 South Main Street, Suite 2 Sycamore, IL 60178 815-899-8400 815-899-8422 fax


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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, 2014.)


Bids will be received by the DeKalb County Highway Department 1826 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 until 10:00AM on April 3, 2014 and at that time will be publicly opened and read for the following: (a) 1 - 2014 Tandem truck with cab and chassis (b) 1 2014 Oshkosh 6 x 6 with cab and chassis Specifications for the above may be obtained from the County Highway Department, 1826 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115. The County is an equal opportunity employer and fully complies with the American Disabilities Act.

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PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS DATE: March 11, 2014 PROJECT: Renovation Work at LittleJohn Elementary School and Jefferson Elementary School for DeKalb C.U.S.D. #428, DeKalb, Illinois LOCATIONS: LittleJohn Elementary School, 1121 School Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 Jefferson Elementary School 211 McCormick Drive, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

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OWNER: DeKalb Community Unit School District #428, 901 South 4th Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 ARCHITECT: Richard L. Johnson Associates, Inc., 4703 Charles Street, Rockford, Illinois 61108; Tel: 815/ 398-1231; Fax: 815/ 398-1280 SCOPE: Bids will be received for a single contract for all Work. PRE-BID MEETING: All prospective General Contractors are urged to attend a pre-bid meeting at 3:30 pm, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at LittleJohn Elementary School, 1121 School St., DeKalb, Illinois 60115. DATE DUE: Sealed bids will be re-

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

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228 Wilkins Rd. Sycamore 3 2 $209,879 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Melissa Mobile, 815-501-4011



1200 Loren Drive DeKalb 3 2 $155,000 McCabe Realtors, Nedra Ericson, 815 739-9997



1480 Bailey Rd Sycamore 4 2.5 $234,900 Century 21 Elsner Realty, Jane Mitchell, 815-756-1691

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5676 E Canfield Chana 4 2 $179,900 Elm Street Realtors, Chris/Cheri, 815-739-2818/815-677-3134

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848 S. Eleventh St., DeKalb


• Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home • Wood Burning Fireplace • Vaulted Ceiling, Sky Lights • 1600 Square Feet of Living Space • 2 Car Garage

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Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell proudly announces the Top Agents in their Sycamore office for the month of February, 2014.

Broker SFR-Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource GRI-Graduate of Real Estate Institute

- Kyle Kofoid & Emily Gilmore, Cortland


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 16TH • 1PM-3PM • Enjoy Country living • 4BR-2BA farmette on 1.7 acres • Beautiful wood molding, 10 & 11ft ceilings • Eat-in kitchen features vaulted wood ceiling • Generous sized rooms and tons of natural light • Heated 2car garage w/loft & 28x70 outbuilding

Diane Hammon

Kelly Miller

Melissa Mobile

Katie Morsch

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Call Chris/Cheri @ 815.739.2818/815.677.3134

NEW ON MARKET!! $360,000

NEW ON MARKET!! $299,000

• Gorgeous 5BR-2.5BA in nearly 3000sf • Features: Maple floors, 3 fireplaces and casement windows • First floor master suite, All appliances stay, Intercom • Too much to list! • 7.5 sprawling acres – Horses allowed

• Historical Victorian on 1/2 acre! • 3BR-2BA w/ 1st floor master & laundry • HW floors, French door, 2 fireplace • Grand Wrap-around porch and screened porch • 12x22 covered patio, storage shed and 2 car garage • I could go on…

Call Travis @ 815.762.8466

Call Cheri @ 815.677.3134

NEW ON MARKET!! $114,900

NEW ON MARKET!! $169,900

NEW ON MARKET!! $168,500 $94,900

• 2 homes on 1 lot! • Main house: All brick 4BR-2BA,Hardwood floors, appliances, wb fireplace, Attached 2 car garage • 2nd home: 2BR-1BA Ranch. Perfect rental • Adjacent to Park

• Spacious 3BR – 2.5BA ranch • Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances • Full Finished basement w/ addnl living space • Heated 2car garage • Fenced yard w/deck and pool

• 3BR – 1BA ranch • Many updates incl: carpet, appliances, bathroom, kitchen • 1 car garage • Fully fenced yard

Call Travis @ 815.762.8466

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Call Travis @ 815.762.8466

NEW ON MARKET!! $89,900

Phone: 815-756-8505

“Cheri Moyers made our home buying process enjoyable. She taught us so much about the ins and outs of purchasing a house. Kyle and I have enjoyed our home immensely. We truly appreciate everything she has done for us as a Realtor and as a friend. We wouldn’t be in this wonderful home if it wasn’t for her!”

NEW ON MARKET!! $76,900

NEW ON MARKET!! $73,500





1200 Loren Drive, DeKalb • 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths • Full basement, huge 2.5-car garage • Fenced yard • Zoned for 4 unrelated if you want Hostess Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997


$114,000 • Large, 2-story, 3-bedroom townhome • Walk-in closets and master bath • Full basement, 2-car garage • Newly decorated, neutral decor Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815-757-7867

$111,000 • 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths • Just painted • Newer mechanical systems • 3-car garage • Lots of parking space Call Harry Leffler: 815 751-0980




$194,900 • Ranch town home in Garden of River Mist • End unit with sun room and look-out basement • Spacious rooms • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths • Eat-in kitchen; family room plus living room Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997

$210,000 • Finished look-out basement • 1st year association fee paid by seller • End unit townhome w/fireplace • 1st floor laundry; all appliances Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251

$179,900 • Classic 4-bedroom colonial in the Knolls • Exceptional condition and care • Master bath w/whirlpool & double vanity • Great backyard w/deck and gazebo Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815-757-7867




$58,000 • 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths • Replaced Thermopane windows • Updated Kitchen • Enclosed Front Porch Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815-757-7867

$204,000 • Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo • Master suite with walk-in closet • First floor laundry • Sunroom and newer deck • Finished lower level Call McCabe Realtors: 815 756-8505


$115,000 • 3 bedrooms • Full basement • Family room • All appliances Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997 ONE OF A KIND


• 3BR – 1BA ranch on corner lot • Heated 1 car attached garage • Nice sundeck on side of house • Close to town and schools • Home Warranty available

• 3BR-2BA Charming and Spacious • Original Woodwork • Enclosed Front porch • Fenced yard w/ detached 2 Car garage • Home Warranty Credit Available

• 3BR-2BA Ranch • Est- in Tilton Park • Wood Bruning Fire Place • Family room Patio door overlooking large back yard

Call Sue @ 815.970.4513

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$249,900 • Over 2700 sq ft plus basement • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths • Family room with fireplace • Brick patio • First floor laundry Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251 LIKE NEW WOODGATE PENTHOUSE

$109,500 • 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths • Finished basement with study area • Many updates • Walk to NIU campus Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251 QUIET TOWNHOME LIVING - SYCAMORE

$75,000 • Easy care wood laminate flooring • Close to pool and tennis courts • Great value Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815 757-7867 HILLCREST RANCH


$169,500 • New roof and furnace • First floor family room & laundry • 2 fireplaces • Basement with bath Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251 NATURE LOVER’S DREAM

$173,900 • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Wooded lot adjacent to nature trail • 26’ living room overlooks 2-tiered deck • Oak floors, six-panel doors Call McCabe Realtors: 815 756-8505

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• Quality 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • All appliances • Full finished basement • 2-car garage • Large deck, great view • All for under $200,000 Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997 COUNTRY HOME

$165,000 • 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath • Multi-level with basement • Located between Sycamore and Route 47, just south of Route 64 • Quality, move-in ready Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997

Sharon Rhoades

Jerry Wahlstrom

$119,900 – Very Well Maintained • 3 Bedrooms • Brick Fireplace in Living Room • Easy access to NIU Call Harlan Scott: 815-739-5420 A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

$99,000 • 3-4 bedroom home • Enclosed front porch • Master bedroom on first floor • Newer roof • Newer furnace and A/C Call Harlan Scott: 815-739-5420

Harry Leffler

Chuck Lindhart Managing Broker

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This 2100 sq. ft. home features 3 bedrooms plus a bonus room, that could be used as a 4th bedroom; 2.5 baths and first floor laundry room. Living room has carpet with hardwood surround that boasts a floor-to-ceiling brick, gas start, wood burning fireplace. Formal dining room features hardwood floors & french doors. LL features additional family room, office & workshop area. Lots of storage! A must see!!

This beautiful end unit townhouse , features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The large family room features a floor to ceiling brick gas burning fireplace that leads to a private balcony. Eat in kitchen showcases large bay window. Master bathroom features a double sink. Close to downtown Sycamore! A MUST SEE!

Well cared for and neutrally decorated penthouse condo. 1220 sq ft includes vaulted great room w/ corner, tile surround gas fireplace, kitchen w/large closet pantry and raised breakfast bar. 2 sets of glass sliding doors to sunny southern exposure deck. Large master suite w/private bath and a wall of closets. Move-in ready.

929 Scott Drive, Sycamore

122 McLaren Drive, Sycamore

949 E Constance Lane, Sycamore

$149,900 (or rent for $1,300/month) Stonegate of Heron Creek Townhomes, nestled in the heart of Sycamore with easy access to I-88 & I-90. Featuring crown molding, 6 panel doors, granite surround Fireplace, and heated garage! Fully applianced kitchen, with gas stove, and breakfast bar. Master suite features vaulted ceilings, 2 closets, and full master bath. Super clean and move-in ready! Hurry, this won’t last!

2113 Frantum Road, Sycamore $149,900 This Townhome features 3 BR, 2.5 Baths. Kitchen has oak cabinets, pantry, SS oven, microwave, dishwasher. Master BR has vaulted ceiling & double closets. FF basement features addit’l FR, recessed lighting, full bath & BR. Includes water filtration system and triple osmosis system. Call me today @ IHDA’s flagship mortgage program to see if you may qualify for cash assistance to cover down payment and closing costs!

IMPROVED VACANT LOTS The remaining lots will not last long at this exceptional value! SELLER ENCOURAGES ALL OFFERS!! Package deal at $70,000 for all 7 pad or individual prices at $10,000 per pad. Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School, park and playground are within walking distance.

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This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has so much potential. Association fee includes use of tennis courts, pool, clubhouse and park. Large master suite, first floor laundry, floor to ceiling wood fireplace in family room. Two car oversized garage, full partially finished basement. Large backyard with mature trees, and large deck. Come see what you can do to make this HOME, needs some TLC!!!

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BRAND NEW!! 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath home featuring over 2000 Sq Ft. This home showcases a 2-story foyer that is open to a formal living room and den. Kitchen boast 42” cabinets, granite countertops, breakfast bar w/ eat in area, SS appliances, large FR and a full basement. The master bed features a private bath suite with double sinks, separate shower, soaker tub and walkin closet. This home will not last long, call today!

MOVE IN READY RANCH features 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 car garage and full basement. Kitchen features granite countertops, Aristokraft cabinetry w/ crown molding, and hardwood floors. This ranch showcases a 1st floor laundry, upgraded light fixtures, vaulted ceilings, hardwood in family room and dining room, cultured marble bowls in bathrooms, low E insulated glass windows. Large master bedroom boasts a private bath and walkin closet.

218 Becker Place, Sycamore

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