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State officials probe sewage incident IEPA, state health department to visit Cortland mobile home park By KATIE DAHLSTROM kdahlstrom@shawmedia.com CORTLAND – A few weeks passed before Debbie Jones realized it was sewage being pumped onto the ground yards from her trailer. “I didn’t know what they were doing,” Jones said, referring to the people she saw setting up a pumping system in a large white tank outside her home in the Edgebrook mobile

home park near Cortland. The system was set up to alleviate a backup in a septic tank by pumping sewage from the tank onto the ground. Jones said the system has been in place about two months. The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency are investigating the mobile home park for dumping sewage onto the ground for weeks.

The park is outside the town limits of Cortland at 300 S. Somonauk Road. It includes about 90 units and is owned by Chicago-based Zeman Homes. Zeman also operates the mobile home park in Sycamore. Zeman Homes CEO Dee Pizer did not return calls for comment Monday. According to Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold, the park licensees can-

not be fined under the Mobile Home Park Act. The law does allow officials at the state public health department to suspend or revoke the park’s operating licenses, however. “In general in an investigation, we look to see are the proper systems such as electricity, water and sewer are set up correctly,” Arnold said. “But it’s hard to say what else we will look at in this case.” Kim Biggs, spokeswoman

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for the Illinois EPA, said her agency could issue an enforcement action that could lead to fines. State officials will be on site today to investigate, Biggs said. The situation came to light Friday after officials with the DeKalb County Health Department received an anonymous tip at 1:30 p.m. that sewage was leaking into Mound Rest Cemetery east of the park. The empty lot where the tank sits

also is bordered by Route 38, the Cortland Animal Hospital and mobile homes. After bringing in a pumping truck to temporarily prevent sewage from being dumped on the ground, county officials notified state officials, who will be handling the investigation because the park is in rural Cortland. Greg Maurice, DeKalb

Officials: Missing plane went down in Indian Ocean By EILEEN NG and TODD PITMAN The Associated Press

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Senior Stephanie Holbrook works on a batik canvas March 18 during teacher Chad Gregory’s advanced placement art 2D design class at DeKalb High School. The designs of the batik are made with hot wax to preserve the canvas and fabric dye applied for color.

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By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com DeKALB – High school students like Stephanie Holbrook and Tyler Koch take advanced placement classes for a variety of reasons, including to prepare for college classes or just to embrace the challenge. Enrolled in advanced placement art 2D design, Holbrook worked last week on a batik wall hanging. Batik designs are created with hot wax to preserve the fabric, and then color is added with fabric dyes. “AP art classes really allow your creative juices to flow,” Holbrook said. Regardless of the reasons, DeKalb High School is following a statewide trend toward more students – and more minority students – enrolling in AP classes. Illinois is emerging as a national leader in closing the equity gap for Latino and low-income AP test takers, providing additional access to college for traditionally underserved populations, according to a news release from the Il-

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Alayna Gersic, a senior is Isabelle Kovarik’s advanced placement chemistry class, double checks her measurement during an equilibrium lab March 18 at DeKalb High School. linois State Board of Education. State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch calls this a huge step forward in achieve excellence and improving college access. “Illinois is committed to preparing all students for success in college and careers through equal, yet challenging, opportunities,” Koch said in the news release. “The latest AP exam results are further proof that our efforts are on the right track.”

Although AP tests, which determine if students can receive college credit, are conducted in May, Holbrook hasn’t decided if she will take any. Holbrook is a senior at DeKalb who plans to attend Western Illinois University in Macomb, with plans for a career in graphic design. Enrolled in AP chemistry at DeKalb, Tyler Koch plans to test in May. A junior, he plans a career in engineering. “This was the only AP science class that interest-

ed me,” Koch said. DeKalb High School offers AP classes in art, biology, calculus, chemistry, English language, English literature, European history, government and politics, Spanish and U.S. history. Music theory is offered as an independent study, and classes taken in the Engineering Academy at Kishwaukee College are weighted and taken for dual credit. DHS does not limit the number of AP classes a student can take. DeKalb School District District 428 high school counselor Cindy Dugan said during the 2012-13 school year, 151 students took 245 exams. This year, among the 1,750 high school students enrolled, about 300 are taking AP classes.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – After 17 days of desperation and doubt over the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the country’s officials said an analysis of satellite data points to a “heartbreaking” conclusion: Flight 370 met its end in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, and none of those aboard survived. The somber announcement late Monday by Prime Minister Najib Razak left unresolved many more troubling questions about what went wrong aboard the Boeing 777 to take it so far offcourse. It also unleashed a maelstrom of sorrow and anger among the families of the jet’s 239 passengers and crew. A solemn Najib, clad in a black suit, read a brief statement about what he called an unparalleled study of the jet’s last-known signals to a satellite. That analysis showed that the missing plane, which took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early March 8, veered “to a remote location, far from any possible landing sites.” “It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean,” he said. His carefully chosen

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words did not directly address the fate of those aboard. But in a separate message, sent to some of their relatives just before he spoke, Malaysia Airlines officials said that “we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived.” Officials said they concluded that the flight had been lost in the deep waters west of Perth, Australia, based on more thorough analysis of the brief signals the plane sent every hour to a satellite belonging to Inmarsat, a British company, even after other communication systems on the jetliner shut down. The pings did not include any location information. But Inmarsat and British aviation officials used “a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort” to zero in on the plane’s last position, as it reached the end of its fuel, Najib said. In a statement, Inmarsat said the company used “detailed analysis and modelling” of transmissions from the Malaysia Airlines jet and other known flights to describe “the likely direction of flight of MH370.” Najib gave no indication of exactly where in the Indian Ocean the plane was last heard from, but searchers have sighted possible debris in an area about 1,240 miles

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A relative of one of the Chinese passengers aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 grieves after being told Monday of the latest news in Beijing. It was the grim news that families of the missing flight had dreaded for weeks, they heard it from Malaysia’s prime minister: new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean.

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Search for mudslide survivors grows By LISA BAUMANN and PHUONG LE The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Wash. – The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew Monday to include 108 people who are still unaccounted for, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. Authorities predicted that the number of missing would decline as more people are found to be safe, but the startling initial length of the list added to the anxieties in this former fishing village two days after a mile-wide layer of soft earth crashed onto a cluster of homes at the bottom of a river valley. “The situation is very grim,” Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said, stressing that authorities are still in rescue mode and are holding out hope. But he noted: “We have not found anyone alive on this pile since Saturday.” About 30 houses were destroyed, and the debris blocked a mile-long stretch of state highway about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. Adding to the worries was the timing of the mudslide, which struck Saturday morning, a time when most people are at home. Of the 49 structures in the neighborhood, authorities believe at least 25 were full-time residences. An overnight search of the debris field turned up no other fatalities, Hots said. Monday’s search was to include aircraft, dogs and heavy equipment. Retired firefighter Gail Moffett, who lives in nearby Oso, said she knows about 25 people who are missing, including entire families with young children.

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A view of the damage from Saturday’s mudslide near Oso, Wash. At least eight people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and about 30 homes were destroyed. “It’s safe to say I’ll know everyone affected or who they are,” Moffett said. “There’s so much pain going on in the community right now.” Elaine Young and her neighbors uncovered several bodies Sunday and had to contact authorities to get them removed. They also found a chocolate Labrador named Buddy alive, and helped pull the dog from the rubble, leading her to wonder if other survivors could be

out there, desperate for help. “If we found a dog alive yesterday afternoon that we cut out of a part of a house, doesn’t that seem that maybe somebody could be stuck up under part of a house and be alive too?” asked Young, whose home survived the slide but was on the edge of the devastation. She said she realized searchers need to stay safe, but lamented the pace of rescue efforts.

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and PRIYA SRIDHAR The Associated Press

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Hispanics account for about onethird of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31. Latinos are “not at the table,” says Jane Delgado, president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, a nonpartisan advocacy network. “We are not going to be able to enroll at the levels we should be enrolling at.” That’s a loss both for Latinos who are trying to put down middle-class

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8CORRECTIONS The high school boys track and field preview capsules on page B3 of Thursday’s Daily Chronicle listed an incorrect name. Camden Booker is a newcomer to the Indian Creek boys track and field team. The Daily Chronicle regrets the error. Accuracy is important to the Daily Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 815-756-4841, ext. 2257; email, news@daily-chronicle.com; or fax, 815-758-5059.

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A Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O’Hare Airport station after it derailed early Monday in Chicago. More than 30 people were injured after the train “climbed over the last stop, jumped up on the sidewalk and then went up the stairs and escalator,” according to Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago. from Chicago. Denise Adams, a passenger on the train, described the impact to reporters. “I heard a ‘Boom!’ and when I got off the train, the train was all the way up the escalator,” she said. “It was a lot of panic.” Monday’s accident occurred almost six months after an unoccupied Blue

Line train rumbled down a track for nearly a mile and struck another train head-on at the other end of the line in September. Dozens were hurt in that incident, which prompted the CTA to make several safety changes. Investigators will review video footage from a camera in the station and one that was mounted on the front of the train, DePaepe said.

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Chicago train operator ‘extremely tired’ CHICAGO – The president of a Chicago transit union said Monday there are indications that the operator dozed off before the train jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at one of nation’s busiest airports, injuring 32 people. The operator told Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 President Robert Kelly that she had worked a lot of overtime recently and was “extremely tired” at the time of the derailment, he said at a news conference. The derailment happened just before 3 a.m. Monday at the end of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line at O’Hare International Airport. No one suffered life-threatening injuries. Earlier, National Transportation Safety Board official Tim DePaepe said investigators had not drawn any conclusions about the cause of the accident, but were looking into whether faulty brakes, signals or human error were factors. The operator, who was still hospitalized, will be interviewed, DePaepe said, and investigators would examine her routine over the last few days. The timing of the accident helped avoid an enormous disaster, as the underground Blue Line station is usually packed with travelers coming to and

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The Obama administration says it has no statistics on the race and ethnicity of those signing up in the insurance exchanges, markets that offer subsidized private coverage in every state. Consumers provide those details voluntarily, so federal officials say any tally would be incomplete and possibly misleading. But concern is showing through, and it’s coming from the highest levels. “You don’t punish me by not signing up for health care,” Obama told Hispanic audiences during a recent televised town hall. “You’re punishing yourself or your family.” Like a candidate hunting for votes in the closing days of a campaign, Obama was back on Hispanic airwaves Monday as Univision Radio broadcast his latest pitch.

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Prison ordered in DeKalb robbery By ANDREA AZZO aazzo@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Two 28-year-old men accused of leading police on a highspeed chase in July 2012 after they robbed a DeKalb store at gunpoint were sentenced to prison Monday as part of negotiated agreements. Maurice Mullen, of the 700 block of Gillette Avenue, Aurora, and Ryan JoynerPool, of the 1900 block of Kevin Drive, Montgomery, both pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated robbery in exchange for prosecutors dropping all other charges. Mullen was sentenced to 13½ years in prison, and Joyner-Pool was sentenced to 10 years in prison. DeKalb police said both men were armed July 10, 2012, when they entered the AT&T store on Sycamore

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Road in DeKalb, ordered about five employees to the ground and stole $21,000 worth of merchandise. The men sped off in a tan Pontiac Grand Prix after police tried to stop them, traveling more than 100 mph on Peace Road, police have said. The chase ended when the men crashed into another car at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Peace Road. Both men ran from the vehicle, but police soon caught them. Defense attorney Dan Transier, who represents

Joyner-Pool, said his client told him he committed the crime because of his cocaine addiction, so Transier suggested Joyner-Pool seek drug treatment in prison. DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney Duke Harris agreed to the treatment, warning that failure to complete a drug treatment program could affect good time credit in prison. Joyner-Pool and Mullen will receive credit for the 607 days, or about one year and eight months, for the time they each spent in jail. Both men have prior convictions for robbery, and Mullen has prior convictions for unlawful use of weapons, Harris said. When they are released from prison, Joyner-Pool will serve two years of parole and Mullen will serve three years of parole.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS DeKalb man arraigned in child sex abuse case SYCAMORE – A 34-yearold DeKalb man accused of sexually assaulting a 6-yearold relative maintained his innocence Monday at the DeKalb County Courthouse. Jeremiah Jeremiah Riggs Riggs, of the 11100 block of Market Street, was charged with 15 counts of predatory sexual criminal assault. He pleaded not guilty to all 15 counts. Each count is punishable by between six and 30 years in prison. If Riggs is convicted on all 15 charges, he would face between 90 and 450 years in prison. Riggs remained in DeKalb County Jail on Monday unable to post 10 percent of his $750,000 bond. He is next due in court April 29.

Sycamore road blocked for woman on ledge SYCAMORE – A 44-year-old Sycamore woman suffered no serious injuries Sunday evening when she broke her apartment window and climbed onto a ledge over a downtown Sycamore business, police said. The woman, whose name police declined to release, lives in an apartment above Christian Connection, 337 W. State St., Sycamore police Lt. Darrell Johnson said. She used items inside her apartment to break the window and dropped onto a solid ledge above the store about 6:30 p.m. The ledge was about 15 feet off the ground. The road in front of the store was blocked as Sycamore police, DeKalb County Sheriff’s police and Sycamore firefighters tried to help her. Firefighters got access to a nearby rooftop and helped her climb to safety, Johnson said. Sycamore police did not determine why she jumped down to the ledge; she was taken to Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

Test drives benefit school music programs DeKALB – Support DeKalb music programs by test driving a new Ford from 12:30 to 7 p.m. April 16 at DeKalb High School. The Ford Drive 4UR School test drive program will earn $20 for every test drive, with the potential to earn up to $6,000. DeKalb Music Boosters are working with DeKalb’s Brad Manning Ford for this event, which is tied in with the first day of parent/teacher

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conferences at DHS. Any licensed driver, 18 or older, one per household, can participate. DeKalb Music Boosters supports middle school and high school music programs. In previous years, the group has helped fund student travel to competitions and events such as the New Year’s Day Sugar Bowl band trip to New Orleans, and the IHSA A Cappella Championships and the Essentially Ellington Jazz competition, both in New York City. The group also provides money for new instruments, uniforms, other supplies and student scholarships.

WIC celebrates 40 years DeKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Women, Infants and Children [WIC] program for low-income pregnant and post-partum women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding help and referrals to other community agencies. In 2013, the DeKalb County Health Department assisted nearly 3,000 individuals through the WIC program. Numerous studies have demonstrated that WIC helps to reduce premature births, as well as low birth-weight babies. WIC improves access to prenatal care earlier in pregnancy, and increases a women’s consumption of key nutrients necessary for a healthy preg-

nancy as well as improves diet quality. To learn more about the DeKalb County Health Department WIC program, call 815-748-2402. Services are by appointment Monday through Wednesday or walk-in Thursday and Friday. Visit online at healthdekalbcounty.org.

Fire officials ask for KNOX-BOXES updates SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department is requesting any business or residential property owner with a KNOXBOX to check it for current keys or security codes. A KNOX-BOX is a UL-listed, secure key box mounted on the exterior of many commercial and residential structures in the city and fire district. A KNOX-BOX contains keys provided by the owner or occupant that allow the fire department access to all locked areas of a building, eliminating potentially costly delays when it responds to a call for service. Over time, business owners or occupants with a KNOXBOX may have changed the entry door keys or alarm panel codes, and neglected to update those keys or codes in the box. Fire department officials ask users to occupancies that have KNOX-BOXES to check if any changes have been made since the KNOX-BOX was installed. If the keys are current, no action is required. However, if the owner/occupant is unsure, contact Assistant Fire Chief Art Zern at 815-895-4514 to schedule a visit to check the keys in the KNOX-BOX.

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I was on my way to take photos of Sycamore High School’s baseball team Friday for a story on the upcoming baseball season that appears today in our newspaper’s sports section. When I pulled into the school’s parking lot, I looked at my side mirror noticed a girl putting sticky notes all over a parked car. Having arrived early to the assignment, I decided to amuse myself and watch what she was doing for a minute or two. It seemed to be either a prank or, based on what students did when I was in high school, she was asking someone to a dance. An awkward part of this job is walking up to strangers with two large cameras, es-

pecially in an age where the majority of people don’t like being photographed. I walked up to her, introduced myself, and learned her name was Emily Corner. She told me that the car belonged to her boyfriend, Sycamore junior Justin Otte, and that she had asked him to leave it unlocked while he was at track practice. Bingo. This was just the creative angle that I wanted – from the inside out. I helped myself to the driver’s seat and she continued to place sticky notes on the windshield while keeping an eye out for Otte. Corner, a freshman at the University of Iowa, was home on spring break and wanted to surprise her boyfriend by asking him to Sycamore High School’s Turnabout dance in a creative way. The dance

is Sycamore High School’s version of a Sadie Hawkins dance, where the girls have a chance to ask the boys to be their date for the dance. I hope her boyfriend said yes after all her creative effort. I wasn’t able to stay to find out. I have being in the right place at the right time to thank for this photograph. Approaching strangers is all in a day’s work when I see a photo I absolutely must have.

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DeKalb council OKs 2 new police officers By KATIE DAHLSTROM kdahlstrom@shawmedia.com DeKALB – More DeKalb police officers will be patrolling the streets, the DeKalb City Council decided Monday. Aldermen unanimously approved a proposal from Police Chief Gene Lowery, allowing him to hire two more uniformed patrol officers. Lowery said the additional officers will help stem a growing amount of overtime and reduce the average number of calls per officer. The addition means the department is allowed 65 officers. Currently, the department has 62 officers and is in the process of hiring one more. In 2013, 62 officers handled 671 calls each, on average. However, Lowery said a bulk of the 41,598 calls the department received last year were handled by the officers on uniform pa-

trol. Mayor John Rey said the average calls per officer demonstrated the need for two more to work patrol. “Looking at the volume of calls and that we’re higher compared to other cities, I think the council felt supportive of adding two police officers,” Rey said. The strain on officers can be attributed to two things, Lowery said. Seven officers have been taken off uniform patrol and reassigned to create other units in the past two years, including the enhanced resident officer program, the targeted response unit, the assignment of a task force officer and the addition of a community relations and training officer. Creating more demand on patrol officers, an increase in violent crimes and mass gatherings in 2012 led the

department to increase its minimum staffing levels for all shifts. As a result, the department had $337,154 more in overtime in 2013 than 2012. The department had $755,098 in overtime in 2013, with a majority – $529,308 – coming from the patrol division. In 2012, the department had $417,944 in overtime, with patrol accounting for $256,735. It will cost $160,076 in salary and benefits for two new officers, which was included in the budget for the fiscal year ending July 1. Lowery explained keeping officers in the new programs while adding more uniform patrol officers also furthers the goal of making the department proactive rather than reactive. He has plans for the officers’ schedules to be flexible and insert them into shifts that generate the most overtime.

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Quinn budget speech to face election year scrutiny By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver a budget address this week that could be the most crucial of his career, as he grapples with a critical decision about raising the tax burden in Illinois at the start of one of the most competitive political campaigns nationwide. Quinn’s pitch to lawmakers comes as the state confronts the major financial dilemma of whether to extend an income tax increase, and as he faces a serious re-election challenge from Republican Bruce Rauner, who’s already deemed him “the worst governor in America.” The Chicago Democrat is expected to reveal his proposal for what to do when the temporary tax sunsets, leaving a roughly $1.6 billion drop in revenue and the need for deep cuts – the first major fiscal issue since Rauner won the GOP nomination. Quinn’s speech Wednesday in Springfield will also be his opportunity to deliver a message to critical

groups, like unions, that have been disillusioned with him but that he’ll need come November. “He’s kind of in a trick box,” said Chris Mooney, a political scientist at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Quinn could let the tax increase expire and deliver bad news to education and public safety workers. “On the other hand, if he says we should make the increase permanent, then he plays right into Bruce Rauner’s hands in the fall,” Mooney said. Rauner, a Winnetka venture capitalist, won a closer-than-expected GOP primary contest over state Sen. Kirk Dillard after spending and raising millions, including $6 million of his own money. Most of his first bid for public office focused on fighting “government union bosses” and curbing the tenure of career politicians. Quinn, who easily won his Democratic nomination, has already set out to differentiate himself from Rauner. He’s questioned Rauner’s business dealings, wealth

and flip-flop on the minimum wage. But neither Quinn nor Rauner has offered specifics on the budget, which has been under election year scrutiny. Quinn asked lawmakers to move his budget speech from Feb. 19 until after the primary, which Republicans deemed as political posturing so Quinn would know his primary opponent. But Quinn said he needed more time to develop a fiveyear spending plan. He signed the last temporary tax increase after lawmakers approved it in the final hours of a 2011 legislative session with the idea that the approximately 67 percent increase would help fill a budget hole. The tax sunset coming in January has set the stage for a fight as Republicans demand the increase be allowed to expire and top Democrats predict dire cuts. The issue erupted Friday during a tense committee hearing where the heads of several state agencies testified and Republicans accused Democrats of putting on a “dog and pony show” to justify another tax increase.

900 block of Lucinda Avenue, DeKalb, was charged Tuesday, March 18, with possession of marijuana. Jesse Johnson, 20, of the 900 block of Ridge Drive, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, March 19, with possession of marijuana.

influence of drugs. Jeffrey C. Robertson, 28, of the 100 block of Oakleaf Road, Lake in the Hills, was charged Friday, March 21, with obstructing identification. Stephen J. Heilman, 19, of the 8100 block of Kostner Avenue, Skokie, was charged Saturday, March 22, with underage drinking. Daniel W. Gifford, 23, of the 500 block of DeKalb Avenue, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, March 23, with driving under the influence.

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Northern Illinois University Michael B. Gregoire, 30, of the 300 block of East Lincoln Street, Sycamore, was charged Friday, March 21, with driving under the

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8OBITUARIES JOSEPH L. LAFLEUR Born: Sept. 2, 1928, in Rockford, Ill. Died: March 18, 2014, in Georgetown, Ohio DeKALB – Joseph L. LaFleur, 85, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Ohio Veterans Home, Georgetown, Ohio. Born Sept. 2, 1928, in Rockford, the son of Joseph L. LaFleur Sr. and Josephine G. (O’Dowd) LaFleur, Joe attended Stillman Valley High School through grade 10. He married Mary E. Larson on Nov. 28, 1953, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rochelle. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1948 to 1951 in Korea, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He worked with his father and brothers at DeKalb Blacktop Co. from 1951 to 1957. He later was employed by the U.S. Postal Service from 1956 to 1984, serving as a letter carrier for 25 of those years. Later, he held numerous parttime jobs as a handyman, after volunteering at TransVac as a bus driver and being a maintenance man at First Lutheran Church. Joe was an avid bowler, for 60-plus years he was a regular on Thursday nights at DeKalb Rec bowling alley, and was a lifetime ABA member. After the death of his wife, he was “a fixture” afternoons and evenings at The Junction Eating Place in DeKalb. After his move to Ohio to be near a granddaughter, Joe and his great-granddaughter had quite the relationship for the past 2-and-a-half years, sharing their love of snacks and his life-long love of little ones. He is survived by his daughter, Denise K. Kuhn of Texas;

grandchildren, Bryan A. Bowers of DeKalb, Lisa (Tom) Grunkemeyer of Bellbrook, Ohio, and Laura Kuhn of Lawrence, Kan.; great-grandchildren, Emily James Grunkemeyer and Samantha Marie Grunkemeyer; siblings, Lea Samples of Sun City West, Ariz., Joy Cutsforth of Rockford, Phillip (Jean) LaFleur of Sun City Center, Fla., Mary LaFleur of Basye, Va., Albert (Doris) LaFleur of Lacey, Wash., Elizabeth “Betty” LaFleur and Patrick (Sharon) LaFleur, both of Stillman Valley, and Peggy (Jerry) Jackson of Byron; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 2002; parents; brother, Louie LaFleur; and son-inlaw, Jim Kuhn. The funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 321 Pine St., DeKalb, with the Rev. Steven Lange celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, DeKalb, with full military honors by American Legion, AmVets and VFW. The visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Joseph L. LaFleur Memorial Fund for Fox Valley Older Adult Services day services-DeKalb ADS, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich, IL 60548; Voluntary Action Center, 1606 Bethany Road, Sycamore, IL 60178; or St. Mary’s Church School-DeKalb, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

SOPHIE H. SMITH Born: Jan. 1, 1922, in Dodge, Wis. Died: March 24, 2014 BURLINGTON – Sophie H. Smith, 92, formerly of Burlington, Ill.,

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died Monday, March 24, 2014. Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Dodge, Wis., the daughter of Andrew and Sophie (Scharmach) Kujak, she married David R. Smith on April 16, 1947, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Creek, Wis. They were residents of the Burlington area for more than 60 years. Sophie was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Hampshire, and was a former employee of the Playskool toy factory in Hampshire for many years. Taking care of her family was her priority and brought her much joy. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Dave; seven children, Susan (Butch) Binder, Gerry Kolb, Lois (Steven) Little, Jim (Susie) Smith, Chris (Mark) Lund, Chuck (Diane) Smith and Becky (Scott) Haseman; daughter-in-law, Judy Smith; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Richard, in 1982, and Stephen, in 2005; two brothers, Joe and Bobby Kujak; and two sisters, Florence Ebertowski and Millie Zabinski. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St., Hampshire, with Rosary at 3:45 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 297 E. Jefferson St., Hampshire, with the Rev. Sylvester Nnaso celebrating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be directed to the Burlington-Hampshire Food Pantry, P.O. Box 651, Hampshire, IL 60140. For information, call 847-683-2711. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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• EDUCATION Continued from page A5 “Last year, 35 percent of the students taking exams took two,” Dugan said. “Six percent took four or more.” Breaking down the numbers further, Dugan said 20 percent of the exam takers were on free or reduced-price lunches, 69 percent were white, 2.5 percent were African American, 13 percent were Hispanic and 12 percent were Asian. Minority numbers increased from the previous year, when only 1 percent of test takers were African American, 9 percent were Hispanic and 8 percent were Asian. AP chemistry teacher Isabelle Kovarik said higher scores on the tests can translate to college classes students don’t have to take, class hours that can be used elsewhere and tuition dollars

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The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency are investigating this tank and hose system that has been pumping sewage from the Edgebrook mobile home park near Cortland onto the ground for weeks. The state agencies plan to be on site today.

Bacterial disease is a concern • SEWAGE Continued from page A1 County director of environmental protection, estimated several thousand gallons of untreated sewage have been pumped onto the ground since the system was put in place. Although she could not speak to the specific situation at the Cortland site, Arnold said bacterial disease is the

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aazzo@shawmedia.com GENOA – After three long months of searching, the nonprofit organization Genoa Main Street finally has its new executive director. Jen Bristow, owner of Fresh Jewelry Company in Geneva, was appointed March 10 to fill the position vacated by Mim Evans, who left in December to work as a full-time research associate with Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies. Bristow already has met with business leaders in Genoa and has pitched ideas

Jen Bristow Genoa Main Street’s new executive director and owner of Fresh Jewelry Company in Geneva to the board of directors for Genoa Main Street, a local group focused on revitalizing downtown areas. “It’s always good to have a fresh perspective,” Bristow said. “As a business person, that’s always been a strength of mine, to be creatively innovative with business thinking.” Bristow will work parttime to oversee community

events and run day-to-day operations, said Linda Underwood, president of Genoa Main Street’s board. Underwood said it took sometime to fill the position because some applicants weren’t qualified and others were seeking full-time hours. They also relied on wordof-mouth to recruit applicants. They settled on Bristow

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Fitzgerald is named to community board Ryan Fitzgerald has been named to the Community Board of Directors of Castle Bank. Fitzgerald is CEO of Spring Creek Development Group, a subsidiary of Anderson

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Looking at demographics from the Illinois Office of Tourism Travel planning has shifted in recent years, with social media and mobile devices being used more often. The top five states providing visitors to Illinois in 2012 were Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri and Michigan. The top five international markets for Illinois were Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, and China. The average age of Illinois’s domestic leisure visitors was 45; most visitors were married with an average household income of $79,006. The primary activities for leisure travelers to Illinois include: visiting friends and relatives; dining experiences; shopping; visiting a museum or art exhibit; and attending fine arts performances. Jennifer Hoelzle, the Illinois Office of Tourism’s deputy director, said the state hosted a record 99 million domestic visitors in 2012 – a 6.1 percent increase over the previous year. The numbers for 2013 will be reported in July during the annual Illinois Travel Effect Road Show. Tourism professionals from around the state attend and Office of Tourism officials will release the economic impact that tourism spending generated for the state and individual service areas for all 102 counties in 2013. Our partnership with the Office of Tourism is crucial because their destination marketing efforts bring visitors to Illinois. It’s our job to lead them to DeKalb County. When they get here, it’s up to the attractions, hotels, restaurants and businesses to add their individual marketing efforts

DCCVB VIEW Debbie Armstrong to the mix. Part of the Office of Tourism marketing strategy includes launching our first national TV advertising campaign, combined with print media, new web content, social media, and video. Many of you are aware that “Mini Abe” is our state tourism icon because you’ve seen the Enjoy Illinois TV commercials and our clever videos showcasing his travel experiences as he visits attractions throughout the state. Both the commercials and new videos have boosted awareness for the state and our area. The state provides local tourism professionals with research, facts and demographics that we use to stay on top of travel trends and create marketing plans that enable us to continue to generate economic wealth from travel spending. These tools helped us generate record-breaking revenue for the state and increase travel spending in all 102 counties in 2012.

DEKALB COUNTY VISITOR DEMOGRAPHICS AND MARKETING Our analytic show that the top four searches for our website are: dining; calendar of events; attractions and museums; and wineries. That is in line with the research provided by the state. From July 1 to March 17,

we attracted 19,498 visitors to our website, an average of 2,400 a month. Of those, 82 percent were new visitors. The bureau is also working with a local marketing firm to launch a responsive website. A responsive web design enables visitors to use the type of social media or mobile device they prefer to research and plan their trips. It’s important to make it easy for visitors to engage and explore our website. Our marketing campaign mirrors that of the state, with the exception of TV and radio advertising because of budget constraints. Last year we received more than 6,000 leads from a Spring/Summer Get A Way print ad guide that went out to the Chicago area with a circulation of more than 1 million. Many of these people requested a free visitor guide, and viewed our website and interactive brochure on vacationfun.com. DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Board of Directors and I would like to thank all of our financial stakeholders and in-kind sponsors for their continued investment in tourism promotion, which enables us to continue to generate revenue for DeKalb County. Remember to shop and dine locally. • Debbie Armstrong is executive director of the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Don’t get distracted by campaign rhetoric

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Immigration reform critical to economy

their bipartisan support for immigration reform. Illinois deserves leaders who To the Editor: As I experienced as chairman of are making the tough choices the DuPage County Board, being to improve our fiscal condition, foster innovation, expand our a leader often means making economy, and create jobs. There hard short-term, unpopular deis broad agreement among busicisions for the long-term public ness groups and voters on both good. This is especially true in sides of the aisle that common politics, where elected officials are dependent on voters to keep sense immigration reform will help us meet those goals. their jobs, and thus sometimes As Congressman Kinzinger shrink from making the tough said, “A growing economy – an choices they know are best for economy with new people – is their constituencies. how we’re going to be strong That is why I was particularly into the future.” pleased to hear about The ChiOf course, as each of the cago Council on Global Affairs’ panelists affirmed, we have to bipartisan discussion featuring Republicans Adam Kinzinger and make getting U.S. citizens back to work a priority, but the reality Mark Kirk and Democrats Luis is that there are certain jobs that Gutierrez and Rahm Emanuel. most natural-born citizens will These officials showed their not do. We need smart immigraleadership by publicly voicing

tion policies that allow us to fill these jobs. I therefore applaud Rep. Kinzinger for his courage to work across the aisle on immigration reform, and I encourage leaders throughout the state to do the same. Robert Schillerstrom Naperville

Orchesis performances worth seeing in Sycamore

production put on by dancers, production crew, and tech staff. All 34 dances revolved around nature to some degree and featured such numbers as “Welcome to the Jungle,” “It’s Raining Men,” “A Drop in the Ocean,” and “Thunderstruck” to name a few. The four shows were all well-attended as the Sycamore community continues to come together to support the talent and the work the kids, their sponsors, parents, and Sycamore businesses put into making this event so entertaining and enjoyable for all. If you have never been to an Orchesis performance, I would highly encourage you keep it in mind for next year.

To the Editor: On the weekend of March 1315, I was given the opportunity to attend the Orchesis Dance Troupe’s performance of The Nature of Dance performed at Sycamore High School. Approximately 200 students, ranging from preschool to high school se- Kate Majerus niors, all took part in this annual Eighth grade, Sycamore Middle School

Clinton won’t have easy ride to presidency Will Hillary Clinton be elected America’s next president? The polls suggest she will. Recent polls compiled by Real Clear Politics show her winning 67 percent of the vote in Democratic primaries, with no other candidate above 11 percent. General election polling shows Clinton with an average lead over various possible Republican nominees of 51 to 39 percent. But an election isn’t over until it is over, and this one hasn’t started. For one thing, no one is sure whether Clinton actually will run. She turns 69 in 2016 (the same age as Ronald Reagan when he was first elected in 1980) and she may consider that her achievements in eight years as first lady and U.S. senator, and four years as secretary of state are enough for one lifetime. Her achievements in that last office may look less impressive than they did in the first Obama term when majorities expressed approval of the president’s foreign policy. Clinton’s proudly proclaimed “reset” with Russia suddenly looks less like a triumph than a misfire. She’s also had health scares: a blood clot behind her right knee in 1998 and another in her skull in December 2012. The 2016 election will be only the fourth in the last 40 years in which the incumbent president wasn’t running. In the previous three – 1988, 2000, 2008 – the candidate of the president’s party ran roughly in line with the incumbent’s job approval. That produced a 53 percent to 46 percent victory for George H. W. Bush, a popular vote plurality for Al Gore and a 53-46 defeat for John McCain. The odd thing about 2016 polling is that Hillary Clinton runs far above Barack Obama’s current job approval – currently 43 percent – while in the few polls pitting Vice President Joe Biden and others against Republicans, those Democrats run

George H. W. Bush withdrew from politics after he lost in 1992, and John Adams was 89 years old when John Quincy Adams took the oath in 1825. A case can be made that many voters would be pleased to see an experienced, somewhat mellowed and undoubtedly far behind. brainy Bill Clinton as an adviser always on That’s odd, because we’re in a period call to a second President Clinton. of straight-ticket voting, and in recent But personal feelings toward Bill Senate and House elections, Democratic Clinton were decidedly negative after the candidates have won percentages highly Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, and a correlated with Obama’s job approval. case can be made that many voters have One reason Clinton may be running little appetite for having such shenanigans ahead of the president’s approval is the touch the White House again. high retrospective approval of Bill ClinPresident Clinton’s aides were always ton’s presidency. The 1990s are rememon guard against “bimbo eruptions,” and bered, largely but not entirely accurately, as a time of booming job growth, technolog- his possible “first gentleman” role seems ical progress, peace and American primacy to be triggering a revival of interest in his extracurricular adventures. abroad. In the last month alone, he posed, preThe last six years of Clinton’s presidensumably inadvertently, with two Nevada cy, when Republicans had majorities in both houses of Congress, are seen as times prostitutes, and more recently the widely read Daily Mail ran a story on his travels of bipartisan cooperation and reform. a decade ago on the private plane of a man Back in 2008, Obama said he wanted to be later convicted of having sex with a minor. a transformative president like Ronald On balance I suspect that Bill Clinton Reagan, rather than an accommodating would be more of an asset than a liability president like Bill Clinton. Obama has operated that way, declining to a Hillary Clinton candidacy. But I’m not sure whether voters have sorted out their Clinton-style triangulating between his conflicting feelings about the 42nd presiparty’s liberals and the other party’s condent. servatives. Today’s low Obama approval And I’m not sure whether Hillary rating and Clinton’s higher percentages Clinton’s poll numbers represent anything suggest that many independent voters more than a preference for a familiar and prefer the Clinton model. But if Bill Clinton is a political asset for widely respected figure over passels of his wife’s candidacy, he could also prove to little-known Democrats (and a much-derided vice president) and Republicans. We’ll be a liability. He has continued to be more see – if she runs. politically active – though not taking a harsh partisan approach – than just about any other former president except Andrew • Michael Barone, senior political Jackson and Theodore Roosevelt. analyst at the Washington Examiner, is a Two other family members of presiresident fellow at the American Enterprise dents have been elected president while Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor those former presidents were alive, but and a co-author of The Almanac of Ameriboth forebears were politically inactive. can Politics.

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Illinois’ dire fiscal situation is well-documented. Its public pension systems are underfunded by more than $1 billion. The state ended its last fiscal year with more than $7 billion in unpaid bills. Illinois has the nation’s For the record second-highest property taxes, the fourth-highest Tune out the nonsense corporate tax rate in the and focus on each canindustrialized world, and the fourth-highest workers’ didate’s plans to return Illinois to a fiscally solvent compensation costs in the state. nation. It has the second highest unemployment rate in the country, and the worst credit rating of all 50 states. These are the facts, and they aren’t pretty. These also are the issues that voters must focus on as the campaign for governor now turns to two people – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. In the months leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, expect to hear tons of campaign rhetoric from both sides. A lot of it will be nothing but noise, meant to distract voters from the issues that matter. But don’t be distracted. Tune out the nonsense and focus on each candidate’s plans to return Illinois to a fiscally solvent state. Who has the best plan to balance the budget? Who is going to best help over-burdened taxpayers, whose homes are underwater and wallets are bare? Who is going to bring jobs back to Illinois because his economic policies make more sense? Who is going to make Illinois competitive again with its neighboring states? Who has the best plan to lead Illinois out of its fiscal woes and into a better, more financially responsible future? These are the questions voters must ask as they evaluate Quinn and Rauner prior to the general election. Illinois is in bad shape right now. In November, voters must decide who has the best chance to lead the state out of the abyss.

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Our nation in limbo on immigration President Barack Obama has ordered what he called a review of deportations, which have risen to record levels under his administration. Yet he appears to be stuck, thanks largely to Republican intransigence and hypocrisy. On the one hand, GOP leaders in the House acknowledge the impossibility of deporting 11 million illegal immigrants, most of whom have been here for many years and are woven into the United States’ workforce and communities. On the other hand, they are unwilling to embrace a solution – even the one approved by the Senate with bipartisan support – lest they risk a rupture with the party base. The result is that a sweeping overhaul of the system, which Obama pledged as a candidate, is a dead letter for now. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to deport nearly 400,000 people each year. That’s far more than under George W. Bush, but if the Obama administration’s hope was to prove its resolve on enforcement, the strategy has failed spectacularly. Advocates of reform, including Hispanic groups that form a growing portion of Obama’s base, insist that he intervene to ease deportations. In response to that pressure, the president ordered his policy review. Yet his room for maneuver is scant. Of the 369,000 immigrants who were deported in the fiscal year ending last fall, all but 23,000 either had criminal records or were arrested near the border as they attempted to enter the country illegally. About 13,000 more were repeat immigration offenders or fugitives from immigration courts. Fewer than 11,000 had clean records. Granted, many deportees with criminal records are convicted of misdemeanors (about 31,000 last year). In plenty of instances, those offenses are pretexts cooked up by local law enforcement to hound unauthorized immigrants – day laborers accused of loitering, for example. Beyond the deportation statistics are uncountable numbers of human tragedies –fathers and mothers with long, solid work records in this country who are uprooted, expelled and separated from their children and families, among whom are many U.S. citizens. The groups pressing Obama for a policy shift would have him exempt thousands of such immigrants from deportation – beyond the “Dreamer” youths who have already been granted such protection. It would be a humane and reasonable thing to do. Republicans’ refusal to reform a broken system has left the nation without good options.

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Sports

Kyle Larson (right) dazzles in NASCAR events. This and more about last week in auto racing. PAGE B3

SECTION B Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

Snow joke, Wrigley Field will be ready CHICAGO – If you love baseball, you’ve heard of Cubs greats Ron Santo and Billy Williams. How about Chris Fritsche? Have you heard of him? No? The name doesn’t ring a bell? Sheesh. And you call yourself a fan. A funny scene unfolded Monday outside of Wrigley Field, even if no tourists stopped to snap pictures with their cellphones. To the left sat a statue of a young Santo, baseball in hand, ready to snap a throw across the diamond. To the right sat a statue of a lean Williams, follow-

ing through with his sweet swing, watching a hit take flight. And in the middle sat the living version of Fritsche, of Wauconda, who parked his semi-trailer squarely between the statues and waited for his next short-distance haul. He was one of dozens of workers who worked to help prepare the 100-year-old stadium for its April 4 home opener, a massive project that seemed at least as daunting as morphing a last-place team into a World Series contender. “It’s like Noah trying to get the ark ready in two days,” Fritsche said

VIEWS Tom Musick with a laugh. “That’s about how I would describe it to you, brother.” Except, instead of loading animals two at a time, Fritsche and his fellow workers spent most of their afternoon unloading piles of snow 30 cubic yards at a time. Perhaps you’ve heard. It snowed a lot here this winter. Mother Nature apparently was mad at somebody

– maybe she took exception to Dale Sveum’s firing? – so she dumped about 79 inches of snow (and counting) to make all of us suffer. Here’s the thing, though. Baseball season arrives every spring, regardless of how pleasant or how painful the winter has been. You need a clean field to play baseball, and if you’re in the business of filling seats, you need those seats to be clean, too. So, next thing you know, you’re calling a bunch of contractors and subcontractors. Because somebody has to get the park ready before the team returns from spring training in

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Arizona. “It’s been a mess,” said Eric Clark, a retail worker who has watched crews prepare the stadium from across the street at Wrigleyville Sports. “Seeing it finally starting to come into place is amazing.” Give a small slice of the credit to Fritsche, whose day started when he left his house at 4:30 a.m. for the long commute to the North Side. Fritsche’s shift didn’t start until 8 a.m., but he wanted to beat the inevitable, insufferable traffic jam into the city.

See MUSICK, page B2

BULLS 99, PACERS 87

SHARPEN THOSE SKILLS

Bulls spoil Indiana’s title party By HERB GOULD Chicago Sun-Times

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Sycamore outfielders Alec Kozak (left) and John Hardnen chart the 1995 ALDS Game 5 baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners at the end of practice Friday at Sycamore High School.

Sycamore baseball adopts classroom study to improve mental focus By JAMES NOKES sports@daily-chronicle.com

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YCAMORE – When Jason Cavanaugh tells a group of high school students to clear their desks and take out a paper and pencil, a collective moan usually fills the classroom. The Sycamore baseball coach doubles as a math teacher. This spring the Spartans baseball team is as likely

to use a notebook and pencil as students in Cavanaugh’s daily classes. Last spring, for the third time in four seasons, the Spartans lost to a team in the postseason that went on to play in the state title game. When Cavanaugh met with the Sycamore coaching staff after the season, they mapped a course for success. In his 17th season, Cavanaugh is still in search of a sectional title even though the Spartans have had incred-

ibly talented teams with Division I recruits. Yet the Spartans haven’t been able to advance to a supersectional and a shot at the state tournament. So this spring Sycamore has gone back to baseball school. The Spartans spend equal time in the classroom and on the field. They hone the mental aspects of the game in an attempt to make history.

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More baseball inside • See more baseball peview capsules on PAGE B2.

Close postseason losses 2013: Sycamore loses to St. Francis, 1-0 in sectional final, St. Francis finishes second in state 2011: Sycamore loses to Kaneland, 2-1 in regional, Kaneland wins state championship 2010: Sycamore loses to DeKalb, 5-4, in sectional semifinal, DeKalb finished second in state

Indiana had a chance to clinch its second straight Central Division title Monday night at the United Center. The Bulls had a chance to make a statement that, despite a season of personnel angst, they don’t plan to be slouches in the playoffs. Give the Bulls their statement – with an exclamation point. Before a delighted sellout of 21,803, the Bulls put on a show, 89-77, especially in the third quarter, when they broke out of a sluggish shooting night a n d f l e x e d s o m e Next muscle, too. Taj Gibson, frusvs. Portland, trated by the Bulls’ 7 p.m. Friday, loss Friday at Indi- WCIU, AM-1000 ana, bounced back with a big game, finishing with 23 points and eight rebounds on 9-for15 shooting. Down 34-33 at halftime, the Bulls opened a 47-37 lead with 14-3 run to start the third quarter. Mike Dunleavy drained three jumpers to lead the charge. They would score 56 second-half points against the NBA’s stingiest defense. A defining moment came when Kirk Hinrich ran down and snatched the ball from Paul George, who seemed to let up, bracing for a foul. After George (21 points) raised his hands in disbelief at the no-call, Gibson drilled home a big dunk at the other end and celebrated wildly. The Pacers called a much needed timeout to escape the Bulls’ determined toughness. Although it’s a ways off, it sure felt like a playoff meeting.

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BLACKHAWKS

Musical ability just one of Smith’s many talents By MARK LAZERUS mlazerus@suntimes.com Ben Smith’s dad is a composer and a professor of composition at the University of Hartford. His mom, a former concert pianist, teaches piano at a girls prep Next school in Connecticut His oldest brothvs. Dallas, er is a professional 7 p.m. today, oboist, touring the CSN, AM-720 country. His uncle is the music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Smith played guitar and trombone growing up. And although he is sheepish about admitting it, he sang bass in high school, too. So if national-anthem singer Jim Cornelison gets a last-minute bout of laryngitis, the Blackhawks can turn to the bench for a replacement. “Oh, I hope not,” Smith said with a laugh. “Hopefully, they’ll get someone else to do that.”

Heck, why not? It’s about the only role Smith hasn’t filled with the Hawks. From shutdown fourth-line winger and penalty-killer to his new role as the front-of-the-net presence on the power play to his recent stint as Patrick Kane’s center, Smith – who made the team out of training camp largely because he would have had to clear waivers to be sent back to Rockford – has established himself as one of coach Joel Quenneville’s most versatile and reliable weapons. “Benny started off all right, but I’ve seen a real nice progress to his individual game all year long,” Quenneville said. The culmination of that progress was his surprise shot at filling the long-standing void at second-line center. Smith made the most of it, posting a goal and an assist in a victory against the Detroit Red Wings and winning 11-of-15 faceoffs in his two full games in that spot. It was the chance Smith had been waiting for his whole career. Then came Kane’s knee injury, and Smith’s big opportunity was gone. He was dropped back down to the third line with Peter Regin and

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The Blackhawks’ Ben Smith (center) battles for the puck against Nashville Predators’ Craig Smith (right) as goalie Pekka Rinne looks on during the second period of Sunday’s game at the United Center. Jeremy Morin. “It’s a little frustrating or disappointing, I guess,” Smith said. “But injuries happen. It’s tough for our team – not just for me, but for everyone – that Patrick’s not playing right now. You never really know

what’s going to happen. It was great to have that opportunity to play with him, and hopefully, it possibly could happen again. But, for me, it’s always kind of been game by game.” Game by game, year after year.

Since winning two national championships in four years at Boston College, Smith patiently has waited his turn. At the end of his first season in the minors, Smith was called up for the 2011 playoffs and scored three goals in a seven-game loss to the Vancouver Canucks. But it wasn’t the breakthrough moment he hoped for. He played only 13 games with the Hawks in 2011-12 and only one last season before becoming a last-minute replacement for Marian Hossa in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final – enough to get his name etched on the Cup. Now, at 25 – four months older than Kane and three months younger than Jonathan Toews – and at the end of his second NHL contract, Smith finally is the every-game NHL player he expected to be. Smith, who credited his love of the Hartford Whalers for inspiring him to play hockey, said he never doubted he would get there. “If there ever was that much doubt, then it never would have happened,” he said. “You just have to believe that whatever you go through, if you keep pushing and working hard, that it’s going to work out in the end.”


SPORTS

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Girls Soccer Burlington Central at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m.

8WHAT TO WATCH Men’s college basketball NIT, quarterfinal, Belmont at Clemson, 6 p.m., ESPN NIT, quarterfinal, Southern Miss at Minnesota, 8 p.m., ESPN Pro baseball Preseason, Cubs vs. L.A. Angels, 3 p.m., CSN Preseason, Atlanta vs. Detroit, at Lakeland, Fla., noon, ESPN Pro basketball Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m., TNT New York at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m., TNT Pro hockey Dallas at Blackhawks, 7 p.m., CSN Detroit at Columbus, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Women’s college basketball NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Saint Joseph’s at UConn; Michigan St. at North Carolina; Florida at Penn St.; Texas at Maryland, 6 p.m., ESPN2 NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Louisville at Iowa; South Carolina vs. Oregon St., at Seattle; West Virginia at LSU; James Madison at Texas A&M, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2

8SPORTS SHORTS Registration deadline for sports programs is Friday DeKalb Park District youth baseball, softball and T-ball registration is currently open. Walk-in registration is available at the Sports and Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registration deadline is Friday. More information can be found at www.dekalbparkdistrict.com.

Hiawatha won’t sponsor girls soccer this spring Hiawatha will not be sponsoring a girls soccer program this spring, according to coach Kyle Monestero. Monestero said Hiawatha will not field a team only because of a lack of numbers and interest this year. “By no means has the program been cut,” Monestero said. “We’ll take a look at where it is next year.”

Sycamore girls soccer picks up its first win of season Sycamore girls soccer captured its first win of the season with a 3-2 win over Streamwood on Monday in the South Elgin tournament. Anna Haub started the scoring for Sycamore in the first half and senior Katherine Kohler added two goals for the Spartans (1-1). Alyssa Hemmerich added two assists. “We’re excited to have a win on the board to kick off our season here,” Sycamore coach Dave Lichamer said.

Kish women’s basketball finishes 8th at nationals The Kishwaukee College women’s basketball team finished in eighth place at the NJCAA national tournament this past weekend, ending the season with a record of 30-7. The team’s 30 wins set a program record. Kishwaukee went 2-2 over four days, defeating Mercyhurst Northeast (Md.) and Kankakee. Tami Morice finished as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,250 points and Ashanti Davis was also named to the National All-Tournament Team.

Miller earns MAC West Player of the Week honors Northern Illinois senior shortstop Shelby Miller was named the Mid-American Conference Softball West Division Player of the Week on Monday. Miller went 5 for 6 at the plate, recorded four RBIs and score three runs in two games against Iowa State on Sunday. She had one home run and two doubles included in the five hits. – Staff reports

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Cubs preparing for their season opener • MUSICK Continued from page B1 The plan worked as Fritsche arrived about 6 a.m. and had two hours of downtime before his work began. When it did, he started a long day of driving in circles. The pattern went like this: Crews cleared piles of snow out of the stadium and

dumped them on to the sidewalk along Sheffield Avenue, just below the right-field bleachers. Then more workers used shovels and front-end loaders to scoop the piles of dumped snow and lift them into Fritsche’s trailer. When the trailer was filled, Fritsche pulled west on Addison and headed toward a nearby lot where he could dump the snow. Most of it

was dirty brown and frozen into large chunks, resembling something like baseball gloves for giant snowmen. After Fritsche dumped the snow, he returned to Wrigley for another load. All told, he and his coworkers estimated that they hauled 20 to 30 trailers’ worth. Not bad for one day’s work. Now, as for the painting and the sodding and the stocking

and the staffing and everything else that needs to happen before the Cubs’ home opener … . Fritsche smiled. “They’ve got a lot of work to do,” Fritsche said. “But they’ll get it done.” • Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@shawmedia.com and on Twitter @tcmusick.

Bulls stay in game despite Butler’s foul troubles • BULLS Continued from page B1 One thing’s for certain. Indiana’s Central Division clinching will have to wait. And even though the Pacers are sitting atop the Eastern Conference as well as the Central Division, they have gone a mere 5-7 in their past 12 games, and have lost three of four. Meanwhile, despite losing

Derrick Rose to injury and dealing Luol Deng, the Bulls were tied with Brooklyn for the most wins (28) in the Eastern Conference since Jan. 1. The Bulls trailed 34-33 after a grinding playoff-like first half in which defense trumped scoring. The Pacers shot 35 percent and the Bulls 32 percent in that icy first half. Considering that Jimmy Butler went to the bench after picking up his third foul with 9:35 left

in the second quarter, the Bulls’ first half could have been worse. For all the Bulls’ protests about this final regular-season meeting with Indiana not having playoff implications, there seemed to be a little extra going on in this contest. While Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau scoffed at the notion, Indiana coach Frank Vogel admitted playing the Bulls and the Heat, Indiana’s opponent Wednesday, is different than

playing a tail-ender. “They count the same, but they certainly don’t feel the same,” Vogel said. “If you’re playing somebody with a poor record, it’s not going to feel the same as somebody you could see in the playoffs. The level of competition is better. It feels like the stakes are higher. I like playing games like this.” They can’t be nearly as fun, however, when you’re on the wrong end of the score.

Spartans in first year classroom instruction • SKILLS Continued from page B1 “We have been there so many times,” Cavanaugh said about the Spartans’ playoff runs “As a staff we met when the season ended and discussed what we had to do to get over the hump. We believe our lineup is as good as any one through nine. We can play defense. We have a solid pitching staff. In our classroom sessions we focus on patience and concentration. When we practice now we are eager to get going. We go at 100 percent every day; at game speed.” At a recent classroom session Sycamore assistant coach Matt Anderson played Game 5 from the 1995 American League Division Series between the Seattle Mariners and New York

Yankees. The Mariners won, 6-5, in 11 innings. The Spartans charted pitches and balls in play. They discussed the ebb and flow in an epic game where pitchers dominated early, runs were scored in the middle innings and pressure and intensity mounted in a chaotic finish. Because the majority of the Sycamore roster was born in 1996 or 1997, the players had never seen the game. Classroom time can feature film, a discussion, a quiz or even an introspective walk through the Sycamore halls to view pictures of all conference, regional, sectional and state champions. “The last two years we practiced outside after school every day,” senior right fielder Alec Kozak said. “This is the first year where we have intro-

duced classroom study time. It’s a different feeling to have discussion, take notes and have baseball quizzes. “We’ve had so much success and are so close to winning a sectional title. I believe the mental preparation is what has been missing. In a 30-game season, players get tired and worn out. I think we are taking the necessary steps to stay fresh mentally and push through the season.” Once a storage vessel for only gloves, bats and balls Sycamore players now likely have added pen, pencil and notebook to their bat bags. Cavanaugh is comfortable with the new approach because the Spartans have a deep, veteran roster that has spent the offseason in preparation for another chance to win a sectional, supersectional and advance to state.

“Some teams aren’t ready in three weeks to get the season started, they actually need five weeks,” Cavanaugh said. “We were ready in seven days to play this year. Which could be a good thing with the bad weather we’ve had this spring.” As for the Sycamore teams that have had Division I recruits and won conference and regional titles in the past only to fall short in sectionals, Kozak said the 2014 Spartans can author a unique postseason story. “I wasn’t a part of those teams,” Kozak said. “All I can talk about is this group of guys and what makes us good. We’ve played together since we were in travel ball and summer leagues. We have great team chemistry and the extra mental work we’ve started this spring will help.”

2014 BASEBALL SEASON PREVIEW CAPSULES DeKALB Coach: Jake Howells (fourth season) 2013 record: 12-18, 5-10 Northern Illinois Big 12 East Key returners: Jared Johnson, sr., SS; Patrick Aves, sr., C/P; John Crosby, sr., P Key newcomers: Logan Haring, jr., P/utility; Jake Kuykendall, jr., EB Outlook: DeKalb needs starting pitching. Crosby, a St. Cloud State recruit, is the Barbs’ only returning starting pitcher. He racked up a tough-luck, 0-7 record in 2013, but has the stuff to win games and will be counted on to eat up innings. The Barbs will mix and match with their pitching staff to find the right combination that can throw strikes and pitch to contact. With a lineup that can score runs, DeKalb will have to stay poised and persevere through the adversity that could arise in high scoring games. Howell’s take: “We are really asking pitchers to throw strikes. Give fielders a chance to field a ground ball or catch a pop up. We’ve got a lot of guys that will pitch as we try to find the winning formula. If pitchers throw strikes and keep us in the game, I think we can play solid defense and hit a little.” GENOA-KINGSTON Coach: Anson Ellis (second season) 2013 record: 5-20, 3-9 Big Northern East Key returners: Jake Langford, sr., C; Will Crozier, sr., RF; Mike Kuhn, sr., utility Key newcomers: Brady Huffman, so., P; Andrew Caldwell, so., P; Tommy Hansen, so., P Outlook: The continued devel-

opment of the Cogs’ all-sophomore pitching staff will be of paramount importance this spring. Huffman, Caldwell and Hansen increased their physical size, added velocity and are better poised to manage their off-speed pitches after being exposed to varsity hitters as freshmen last spring. The Cogs also return the heart of their lineup. Ellis’ take: “We have team goals to reduce our errors and cut down our strikeouts. We haven’t had a win-loss discussion. We’re a young team, but got some experience last year and want to shoot for .500 or better.” HIAWATHA Coach: Sean Donnelly (eighth season) 2013 record: 11-9-2, 9-6-1 Little 10 Conference Key returners: Will Corn, jr., C; Mike Mercado, sr., P/1B; Nick Doolittle, jr., P/SS Key newcomers: Taylor Edwards, sr., P/OF Outlook: A regional title made history last spring. The Hawks upward trajectory continues as their first Class 1A regional title has sparked interest in the program. Twenty three players are on the roster this spring, the most in Donnelly’s eightyear tenure at the helm of the Hiawatha program. The Hawks’ impressive pitching depth – Hiawatha goes four to five deep in its rotation – and stout lineup anchored by Southern Illinois-Carbondale recruit Will Corn could lead to an even deeper postseason run. Donnelly’s take: “We’ve got great pitching depth with some young guys that have really stepped up. Teams won’t be able to pitch around Will (Corn) because the lineup doesn’t have

any slouches hitting behind him.” HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK Coach: Brad Unger (second season) 2013 record: 18-9-1 Key returners: Andy VanLanduyt, jr., OF; Bailey McQueen, jr., OF INDIAN CREEK Coach: Joe Piekarz (fourth season) 2013 record: 8-14-1, 8-7-1 Little 10 Key returners: Tim Sommerfeld, jr., C/IF; David Boehne, so., SS/P; Chris Pickwell, jr., P; Jake Wieseler, jr., P Key newcomers: Drew Headley, so., P/IF Outlook: A deep starting rotation should lead the Timberwolves into contention for the Little 10 Conference title. Indian Creek will have the most experienced lineup in the Piekarz era. Piekarz’s take: “Our juniors have been playing since they were freshman. They aren’t young anymore. They have a lot of varsity level experience.” KANELAND Coach: Brian Aversa (eighth season) 2013 record: 15-18, 8-7 NI Big 12 East Key returners: Tyler Carlson, sr., 1B; Curtis Thorson, sr., P/ OF; Nate Hopkins, sr., P/OF; Nick Stahl, sr., P Key newcomers: Joe Laudent, so., C; Anthony Holubecki, so., P Outlook: A Cincinnati trip

to open the season will immediately test the Knights. Kaneland plays a pair of teams with a combined 18 state titles. While Kaneland lacks players with varsity experience, it has depth on a pitching staff led by Notre Dame recruit Holubecki. If the lineup can produce runs, Kaneland can make a run at the NI Big 12 East title. Aversa’s take: “We can play great defense and have a good pitching staff. That’s a good formula for playoff success. If we can score some runs we can be a dangerous team.” SYCAMORE Coach: Jason Cavanaugh (17th season) 2013 record: 25-12, 10-5 NI Big 12 East Key returners: Cole Nelson, sr., P; Colan Treml, jr., P; Nathan Haacker, sr., C; Brett Weaver, jr., CF; Alec Kozak, sr., right field Key newcomers: Michael Swanberg, sr., SS; Cooper Vinz, sr., 2B Outlook: In Cavanaugh’s 20th season with the Sycamore program, 17th as varsity skipper, Sycamore is poised to make a run at the sectional championship which has eluded the veteran coach. Sycamore has the lineup, which is loaded from one through nine, a deep rotation and stingy defense to be a preseason front runner to head to Joliet for the Class 3A state title game. Cavanaugh’s take: “We have a very mature lineup that almost returns intact. We have a lot of guys that know what it takes to win. We got a taste of it last year and this year we expect big things.” – James Nokes,

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NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE x-Indiana x-Miami d-Toronto Bulls Brooklyn Washington Charlotte Atlanta

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L 20 21 30 31 32 34 37 38

Pct GB .718 — .696 2 .565 11 .563 11 .536 13 .514 14½ .479 17 .449 19

New York Cleveland Detroit Boston Orlando Philadelphia Milwaukee

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.414 .380 .371 .329 .268 .211 .186

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WESTERN CONFERENCE x-San Antonio d-Oklahoma City d-L.A. Clippers Houston Portland Golden State Memphis Phoenix

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d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot Monday’s Results Bulls 89, Indiana 77 Houston 100, Charlotte 89 Phoenix 102, Atlanta 95 Miami 93, Portland 91 Oklahoma City 117, Denver 96 Memphis 109, Minnesota 92 San Antonio 113, Philadelphia 91 New Orleans 109, Brooklyn 104, OT Detroit 114, Utah 94 Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers (m) Today’s Games Portland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m. New York at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Phoenix at Washington, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE GP x-St. Louis 71 d-San Jose 72 Anaheim 71 Blackhawks 72 Colorado 71 Los Angeles 72 Minnesota 72 Phoenix 72

W 48 46 46 41 44 41 37 34

L 16 18 18 16 21 25 24 26

OTPts GF GA 7 103 228 160 8 100 221 173 7 99 228 180 15 97 240 186 6 94 216 194 6 88 177 151 11 85 180 178 12 80 199 205

Dallas Vancouver Winnipeg Nashville Calgary Edmonton

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EASTERN CONFERENCE x-Boston d-Pittsburgh Tampa Bay N.Y. Rangers Montreal Philadelphia Detroit Toronto

GP 72 71 72 73 73 71 71 73

W 49 46 39 40 40 38 33 36

L 17 20 24 29 26 26 24 29

OTPts GF GA 6 104 230 153 5 97 222 177 9 87 214 193 4 84 194 178 7 87 188 184 7 83 205 201 14 80 189200 8 80 213 226

Washington 72 34 27 11 79 208 213 Columbus 71 36 29 6 78 200 194 New Jersey 72 31 28 13 75 175 187 Carolina 71 31 31 9 71 177 200 Ottawa 71 29 29 13 71 203240 N.Y. Islanders 71 27 35 9 63 197 239 Florida 72 26 38 8 60 175 235 Buffalo 71 20 43 8 48 138 210 Two points for win, one point for OT loss d-division leader Monday’s Results N.Y. Rangers 4, Phoenix 3, OT Los Angeles 3, Philadelphia 2 Montreal 2, Boston 1, SO Ottawa 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Dallas 2, Winnipeg 1 San Jose at Calgary (n) Today’s Games Dallas at Blackhawks, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Toronto, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Washington, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 7 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Vancouver at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 9 p.m.

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


AUTO RACING THIS WEEK

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Larson dazzles in front at Fontana

Looking forward

IN THE PITS Jenna Fryer

SPRINT CUP SERIES STP 500 Race time: Noon , Sunday Site: Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. TV: FOX

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kyle Larson was ninth on the final restart at California, with four rows of traffic to navigate in two laps in a frantic bid for the best finish possible. With Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart at the front, Larson wasn’t even thinking about victory. “Tony’s going to win,” Larson radioed his Chip Ganassi Racing team. “Man, these restarts are crazy. You never know,” replied crew chief Chris Heroy. So Larson went for the win. He weaved low on the start alongside teammate Jamie McMurray, but quickly surged ahead. Then he blew past childhood idol Jeff Gordon and found himself in a side-by-side race with Paul Menard. Using the apron, his wheels inching dangerously close to the infield grass, Larson quickly cleared Menard. He gained five spots on the first lap, and now had just three cars in front of him. He again drove low. As Kyle Busch passed his older brother and Stewart for the lead, Larson swept past Stewart and tucked in behind Busch. He looked inside for the lead, but Busch threw a block that stopped Larson’s momentum. No matter. Second was just fine for the rookie. “Wow,” Larson said after following Busch across the finish line at Auto Club Speedway. “Wow! Wow! Good job!” Larson was echoing the sentiments of thousands of fans who had just been wowed by a dazzling drive through the pack. If there were any doubts that he belonged at NASCAR’s top level, the 21-year-old answered them at Fontana. He beat Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick on Saturday for his first win in a Nation-

NATIONWIDE SERIES O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Race time: 7:30 p.m. April 4 Site: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas TV: ESPN2

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Kroger 250 Race time: 1:30 p.m. Saturday Site: Martinsville, Va. TV: FS1

Upcoming Sprint Cup schedule Sunday: STP 500, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. April 6: Duck Commander 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas April 12: Bojangles’ Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. April 26: Toyota Owners 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. May 4: Aaron’s 499, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. May 10: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series May Kansas Race, Kansas Speedway, Kan. May 16: Sprint Showdown, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. May 17: NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. May 25: Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. June 1: FedEx 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del.

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Kyle Larson (center) gets drenched by his team in Victory Circle after his win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday in Fontana, Calif. wide Series race, then seemed to use everything he’d learned from watching the big names all those years to nearly steal Sunday’s victory, too. Larson, you may recall, is the former sprint car driver that’s been raved about by Kasey Kahne, Stewart and Gordon for years. They’d seen what he could do in a car, including one magical night in 2011 at Stewart’s Eldora Speedway, where Larson became only the second driver in history to win in all three kinds of USAC cars in a single night. Although his interest was in IndyCar, he was snapped up before the 2012 season by Chip Ganassi and placed in a NASCAR driver development program. He was 19 and competing in a stock car for the first time in his life. He was placed in the K&N Pro Series East and won two races and the championship. Larson was in a Nationwide car the next year. His debut was bumpy – he was the driver who sailed into the catchfence in a last-lap wreck at the season-opener at Daytona, but Larson went on to finish eighth in the

final standings. He raced almost weekly against Kyle Busch, mixed it up with Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, sometimes Harvick and Matt Kenseth. Come July, Ganassi was ready to promote him to the big leagues. It meant parting ways with longtime driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who had a relationship with Ganassi spanning more than a decade that included an Indianapolis 500 win and a Champ Car title. Critics cried the kid wasn’t ready. After just two years in stock cars? Those critics didn’t include his car owner, his fellow competitors or Target, which finances the No. 42 Chevrolet. “It’s amazing what Nationwide racing will do for you when you’re racing against Cup guys,” Kyle Busch said. “It’s no surprise Larson is good. He gets the experience there of racing against me, Kevin, racing against guys like Matt Kenseth. Once he got here, he was more ready. “Now that he’s a Cup guy and performing well on Sundays, it gives him the

confidence and the belief in himself and his team that he can do it Saturday and Sunday both.” Larson is the fresh new face that represents the future of NASCAR. He’s the first to reach the big leagues, but there’s a whole crop behind him in 18-year-olds Chase Elliott and Dylan Kwasniewski, Ryan Blaney, and Ty Dillon. It doesn’t hurt NASCAR’s diversity initiative that he’s Japanese-American with a backstory –his maternal grandparents were among the thousands of Japanese Americans sent to a California internment camp during World War II. What matters now, however, is what he can do in a race car. He can be quiet and unassuming. He is, after all, the kid who fell for an elaborate family ruse into his teen years that Santa Claus himself was delivering his Christmas presents. Learning the truth upset him, but that’s about the only thing that fazes Larson. He doesn’t get rattled, is never awe-struck in the company of all the big stars he watched on TV as a boy, even as he’s lining up next to them on the starting grid every Sunday. Larson did get annoyed, however, in January when he convinced himself he bombed during his first stint of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, his first career sports car race. But he bounced back, just as he did when he crashed at Daytona, or the five times before Sunday that he’d run second to Kyle Busch or Keselowski or Logano in a NASCAR race. “I was right on Kyle down the backstretch and it went through my mind, ‘I might sweep the weekend here,’ ” Larson said, smiling. “We will take a second. It seems like I run second a lot in stock cars, but I will take a second.” • Jenna Fryer covers auto racing for The Associated Press.

2014 standings SPRINT CUP SERIES 1. Carl Edwards ........................186 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ...............185 3. Jeff Gordon...........................184 4. Brad Keselowski..................182 5. Matt Kenseth.......................179 6. Jimmie Johnson...................165 7. Kyle Busch............................158 8. Ryan Newman .....................150 9. Austin Dillon ........................150 10. Joey Logano.......................146 11. Denny Hamlin.................... 140 12. Jamie McMurray................138 13. Brian Vickers......................137 14. Paul Menard.......................134 15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ..........132 16. Kyle Larson..........................131 17. Tony Stewart .....................127 18. Casey Mears ......................126 19. Kasey Kahne.......................123 20. Marcos Ambrose..............122 21. Greg Biffle...........................122 22. A J Allmendinger............... 118 23. Clint Bowyer...................... 114 24. Kurt Busch .......................... 99 25. Kevin Harvick ......................97 26. Aric Almirola....................... 96 27. Danica Patrick .................... 92 28. Reed Sorenson....................91 29. Justin Allgaier..................... 88 30. Martin Truex Jr. ................. 82 31. Michael Annett ....................75 32. Cole Whitt............................ 71 33. David Ragan........................ 69 34. David Gilliland .....................67 35. Alex Bowman ..................... 65 36. Josh Wise ............................ 50 37. Parker Kligerman ............... 30 38. Ryan Truex...........................33 39. Travis Kvapil ........................33 40. Bobby Labonte................... 29 41. Jeff Burton............................27 42. Terry Labonte..................... 24 43. Michael McDowell..............19 44. David Reutimann................16 45. Timmy Hill..............................7 46. Michael Waltrip ....................4 NATIONWIDE SERIES 1. Regan Smith......................... 185 2. Trevor Bayne ....................... 185 3. Ty Dillon................................ 179 4. Chase Elliott..........................177 5. Elliott Sadler ........................ 174 6. Brendan Gaughan ...............160 7. Brian Scott ...........................160 8. Dylan Kwasniewski ............ 149 9. James Buescher .................. 145 10. Mike Bliss ........................... 125 11. Chris Buescher ................... 122 12. Ryan Reed............................ 117

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Let bride be the guide for wedding guest list Dear Abby: My daughter is being married soon, and I need some guidance about inviting my aunt and uncle to the wedding. They live about 30 miles from us. We moved to this area four years ago, and we’ve had them over for dinner once and invited them another time. They declined because they were going to be out of town. Abby, they didn’t reciprocate, and in fact, didn’t even invite us to their daughter’s wedding, which hurt us very much. I had always considered myself close to these relatives before we moved here, so their treatment of my family and me has been painful. My mother is telling me to turn the other cheek despite everything and invite them to my daughter’s wedding. My daughter doesn’t want

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips them to attend and neither does my husband, but Mom is emphatic about inviting them “because they’re family.” I would appreciate your opinion on this, Abby, because I’m between a rock and a hard place, and my emotions are pulling me apart. – Betwixt And Between Dear Betwixt: The bride’s wishes should prevail. Her happiness on her wedding day is more important than the feelings of relatives who don’t bother with you, her and your family. I have always said that one should never invite guests to a wedding hoping they won’t show

up, because they usually do. Dear Abby: I have an older friend who is 70. She doesn’t have much money. She was having blood pressure problems, so I ordered a deluxe blood pressure machine for her that cost $160. It wasn’t a birthday gift; I was seriously concerned for her. I learned this week that she “loaned” it to a friend. I wrote her a note and asked her nicely to please get it back because I didn’t buy it for her friend (who has plenty of money), but because I was worried about her health. She is now not speaking to me, and MY blood pressure is going up by the minute because I’m so angry. Was I out of line or is she? – Hyper-Furious in Arizona Dear Hyper-Furious: Relax. Breathe. What you did was a beautiful and generous ges-

ture, but the blood pressure machine was a GIFT. Once a gift is given, it belongs to the recipient to do with as she (or he) wishes. For you to tell her to ask for it back may have been well-intentioned, but it was the wrong thing to do. Dear Abby: I’m an average 17-year-old guy. I love basketball, football and girls. The problem is I’m a player, and girls say I “use” them. I’m not ready to settle down, and I end up hurting girls and breaking many hearts. How can I cure my player habits and heal some of the hearts I’ve broken? – Tired Of Playing Dear Tired Of Playing: Apologize to any young woman you have misled. Then ask yourself, “How would I feel if I had been treated this way?” If you practice the Golden Rule – “Do unto others as

you would have them do unto you” – it will serve you well in most situations. If everyone did this, we could change the name of our planet from Earth to Paradise, and wouldn’t that be heavenly?

Confidential To “Stuck In Dullsville”: Because you’re convinced your job is a dead end, start sending out resumes. Jack London had this to say about stagnating lives: “I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong time. I shall use my time. ... The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.”

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

Review your cataract surgery lens options Dear Dr. K: I’m having cataract surgery in a few weeks. There are so many options for replacement lenses. Which one should I choose? Dear Reader: I can’t tell you which you should choose, since I don’t know the specifics of your cataract. But I can suggest how you should think about several options that your ophthalmologist is likely to discuss with you. First, the basics. A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Over time, it can cause a disabling loss of vision. Surgical removal of the clouded lens is the only effective cure for a cataract. In most cases, the surgeon replaces the clouded lens with an artificial intraoc-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff ular lens (IOL). As you noted, there are several options for replacement lenses. The most popular are monofocal IOLs. These lenses are designed to focus at one set distance: far, intermediate or near. (On my website, AskDoctorK.com, I’ve put a figure that illustrates these “zones of vision.”) Standard monofocal IOLs lack the ability to accommodate. That’s the ability to change focus from near to far and back again. Many people choose a monofocal IOL that allows for

clear distance vision after cataract surgery. Other people choose a lens that’s good for reading. Still others choose a lens that focuses about 18 to 36 inches away because they spend a lot of time at a computer, and that’s about how far away the screen is from their eyes. If, like most people, you choose a lens that’s good for distance vision, you probably will need to use reading glasses. And vice versa if you choose a lens that’s good for close vision. If you need cataract surgery on both eyes, and choose monofocal IOLs but hope to be less dependent on glasses, consider a technique called monovision. Monovision in-

volves implanting an IOL for near vision in one eye and an IOL for far vision in the other eye. For many years I did this – but with contact lenses, not IOLs (I didn’t have cataracts then). It worked fine for me. Many people find the adjustment to monovision quite challenging, if not impossible. That’s because reducing your binocular vision (your ability to use both eyes together) changes your depth perception. If you are considering monovision, try it out with contact lenses before your cataract surgery. Monovision is not an ideal option if you require crisp, detailed vision. One approach is to forgo traditional monofocal IOLs. Instead, consider special-

ized, non-monofocal IOLs. There are several options in this category. For example, accommodating IOLs allow you to change focus between middle and distance vision, but they aren’t as reliable for near vision. Another option, multifocal IOLs, is similar to bifocals or progressive eyeglasses. These lenses include different areas designed for distance, intermediate and near vision. Just as people with progressive eyeglasses require just one pair of glasses for seeing things at all distances, the same is true with multifocal IOLs.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Jealousy can persist between adult siblings Teens: Growing up is no guarantee that you will outgrow the rivalry you have with your brothers or sisters. “I know people in their 60s and 70s who are still jealous of their brothers and sisters, people who feel their entire lives might have been different if only their parents had loved them more,” says Dr. Maury Lacher, a clinical psychologist. Quite often, he explained, an older child is jealous of the younger one because he or she gets to spend more time with their mother. Or sometimes jealousy is

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace sparked by a sibling who is a better student, more outgoing, or has more dates. Says one teen who is envious of her talented younger sister, “My jealousy takes the form of sometimes being angry or short-tempered with her. Then I get angry for being angry because I know I shouldn’t feel that way.” As a general rule, people become jealous when they don’t have a chance of

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – You will be rewarded for your humanitarian acts and unselfish assistance. You will find personal fulfillment, providing you maintain your high-spirited nature as well as your determination and stamina. Collaborating with an interesting party will lead to a meaningful venture. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – There is no need to be envious. Devote your energy to your goals, and you will be successful. Precious time will be wasted if you get caught up making comparisons. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Consider the consequences before rushing into a situation, or you may end up repeating past errors. Make sure to take a long look at any proposition that comes your way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Don’t sell yourself short. Be proud of all you have experienced and accomplished. Expanding your social circle will provide you with influential new associations. Put your assets front and center. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Don’t be reluctant to act quickly if an opportunity arises. The offer may be revoked if you are too slow to accept, and you could lose a chance to advance your position. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Get involved with those who have similar ambitions to yours. You have made great strides, but a little extra help never hurts. A team effort will be beneficial to your current situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – While your professional profile may be strong, a personal relationship may be weakening. Allot some time to take care of your home, family, friendships and any other connection you deem important. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Maximize the positive energy that currently surrounds you. It’s likely that your current colleagues will play a key role in your future plans. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – It’s fine to follow your dreams, but be honest about your intentions. Don’t make any false promises if you want to continue to get the necessary help to reach your goals. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Romance is highlighted. Take a chance and get involved in a project that interests you. A sudden change of plans will take you by surprise and bring you a tasty reward. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Refuse to be bullied into something that you don’t agree with. Be flexible, and try to arrange a compromise that will suit everyone. Don’t say something you may regret later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Keep abreast of what’s going on around you. Focus on collaborating with influential people. Consider the past before renewing contact with an old friend or lover. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You shouldn’t assume that everyone is as honest as you are. Do your homework before accepting a tempting offer. An exciting new prospect may come with strings attached.

getting what someone else has. When someone you know wins an award or does well in class, one reaction is to say, “I’m really happy for you,” says Lacher. “The other is to be reminded of your own deprivations. But allowing someone else’s success to make you feel bad about yourself is essentially immature.” Immature or not, this kind of jealousy between brothers and sisters can persist into adulthood unless the feelings are recognized. A crucial step in escaping from such jealousy is to admit that you feel it and try to under-

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stand why. Since brothers and sisters continue to be a part of your life, the sooner you overcome the problem, the more you’ll benefit from this special relationship. Of course, you can’t expect that you’ll never feel jealous again. But you can learn to look beyond it and acknowledge what’s really bothering you, since jealousy is a symptom of an insecurity. Whether your jealousy is most often triggered by a sibling or a friend, there’s only one way to overcome the problem: • Pinpoint the real cause

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

of your jealousy. • No matter how difficult it seems, discuss your feelings with the person you are envious of. • Focus on your own good points and successes the next time you start to envy someone else. • Get involved in a project that will use your talents and frustrated energies so you don’t feel jealous about another’s accomplishments. • A smile and a hug will prevent a lot of friction and repair a lot of hurt feelings.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@galesburg.net.

8CROSSWORD

A trump suit that needs care Ambrose Bierce defined a dentist as a prestidigitator who, while putting metal in one’s mouth, pulls coins out of one’s pockets. A bridge player also wants it both ways: Heads I make my contract, tails you fail in yours. In this deal, South is in four spades. West cashes his two top diamonds, then shifts to the club 10. How should declarer continue? This is one auction that always mystifies less experienced players. By an unpassed hand, after partner’s takeout double and responder’s pass, if advancer (the doubler’s partner) makes a simple suitbid, it shows some 0-8 points; a jump in a suit is approximately 9-11; and a cue-bid of the opener’s suit indicates 12 points or more. After South’s cue-bid, the auction turns to natural. Declarer’s only problem is in the trump suit. He must avoid two losers. In this case, the bidding should help him, but the right play is the same, even if during the auction the opponents gave excellent impersonations of Trappist monks. If South starts with a finesse of his queen, West wins with his king, and declarer has a nasty guess on the second round. Should he finesse East for the jack or play for West to have started with king-jack-doubleton? Instead, South should first cash his spade ace. When the king drops, he can bring home an overtrick. But even if the ace collects only the five and six, declarer can cross to dummy and lead a spade toward his queen. He has no guess to make.


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Old Second National Bank f/k/a The Old Second National Bank of Aurora successor by merger to Old Second Mortgage Co. PLAINTIFF Vs. Becky Bryant; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00148 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/16/2014, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 4/24/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 08-23-458-008 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 506 S. 11th Street, Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, 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. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to

RANCH HOME FOR SALE – READY–SET-GO

JOBS, JOBS and MORE JOBS! No Resume? No Problem! CAT – LOST South DeKalb County. Large neutered male, mostly white with big brown patches and brown Maine Coon tail. May still have red collar. If seen, please call at 815-501-9724. Reward for safe return. We miss him. Have you seen or know what happened to him?

29955 Ellen Drive

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

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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.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB, STATE OF ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff(s), vs. CHARLES R. BLACK, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., TOWN OF CORTLAND, MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC ANDSTEPHANIE BLACK, Defendant(s). 13 CH 354 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on April 24, 2014, at the hour of 1:00 PM, at the PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING , 150 N. MAIN STREET, SYCAMORE, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: Common Address: 113 S NINA ST CORTLAND IL 60112 P.I.N. 09-29-132-009 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. 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

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 18, 25 & April 1, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Financial Illinois Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Donald L. Devers; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13CH 00267 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/16/2014, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 4/24/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 09-20-101-006 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 519 N. Charles Street, Cortland, IL 60112 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, 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. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 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 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-14797. I595104 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB, STATE OF ILLINOIS WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE OF LXS 2007-3 TRUST FUND, Plaintiff(s), vs. MADELINE TORRES, Defendant(s). 13CH 241 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on April 24, 2014, at the hour of 1:00 PM, at the PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING , 150 N. MAIN STREET, SYCAMORE, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: Common Address: 100 EVERGREEN DRIVE, KIRKLAND, IL 60146 P.I.N. 01-26-477-007 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. 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). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM # 13-01971 I596330 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 18, 25 & April 1, 2014.)

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PEKIN INSURANCE COMPANY, an Illinois Corporation, Plaintiff, v. JAMES GROAT, ELAINE GROAT, AMCO INSURANCE COMPANY INC., a foreign corporation, NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, a foreign corporation, CITY OF SANDWICH, ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE RISK MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, CANNON COCHRAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES, a foreign corporation, PAUL A. AUTEN, RON CUNZ, SANDWICH MINI-STORAGE, WESTFIELD INSURANCE COMPANY INC., a foreign corporation, FRASER PROPERTIES, JOSEPH A. FRASER, WEST BEND MUTUAL INSURANCE INC., a foreign coproration, SANDWICH CHIROPRACTIC Corporation, INC., an Illinois JOSEPH JIMENEZ, STATE FARM FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY INC., an Illinois Corporation, BALLOONS ALOFT, JUDY ANDERSON, TAMI WIG, PEKIN INSURANCE COMPANY INC., an Illinois Corporation, KATHY LIBBY, and JO ANN SAVINO. Defendants. Case No.: 12 L 131 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Notice is given you, Kathy Libby, Defendant, that an interpleader cause has been commenced against you in this Court seeking settlement of claims and other relief. Unless you file your response or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the office of the Circuit Clerk of DeKalb County, Courthouse, Sycamore, Illinois, on or before the 26th day of March, 2014, a default judgment and other relief may be granted as prayed for by the Plaintiff. DEKALB COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK Witness this date, February 18, 2014 /s/ Maureen A. Josh (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 18, 25 & April 1, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Old Second National Bank f/k/a The Old Second National Bank of Aurora successor by merger to Old Second Mortgage Co. PLAINTIFF Vs. Becky Bryant; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00148 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/16/2014, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 4/24/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 2 IN BLOCK 3 OF CLIFFORD S. HUNT'S SUBDIVISION OF A PART OF OUT LOT 1 OF HUNT'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THAT PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JANUARY 29, 1954, IN BOOK "I" OF PLATS, PAGE 23, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 267240, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 08-23-458-008 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 506 S. 11th Street, Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, 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. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Prop-

operty Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 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 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-03993. I595107 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB, STATE OF ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff(s), vs. CHARLES R. BLACK, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., TOWN OF CORTLAND, MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC ANDSTEPHANIE BLACK, Defendant(s). 13 CH 354 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on April 24, 2014, at the hour of 1:00 PM, at the PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING , 150 N. MAIN STREET, SYCAMORE, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: LOT 6 IN BLOCK 3 IN THE VILLAGE OF COURTLAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Common Address: 113 S NINA ST CORTLAND IL 60112 P.I.N. 09-29-132-009 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. 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). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Financial Illinois Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Donald L. Devers; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13CH 00267 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/16/2014, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 4/24/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 134 OF CHARLES STREET TOWNHOMES, P.U.D., A SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 12 AND 13 OF CORTLAND ESTATES - UNIT ONE, IN PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 13, 2001 IN BOOK "Z" OF PLATS, PAGE 649 AS DOCUMENT NO. 2001011821, ALL SITUATED IN THE TOWN OF CORTLAND, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 09-20-101-006 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 519 N. Charles Street, Cortland, IL 60112 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, 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. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 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 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-14797. I595104 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB, STATE OF ILLINOIS WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER

TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE OF LXS 2007-3 TRUST FUND, Plaintiff(s), vs. MADELINE TORRES, Defendant(s). 13CH 241 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on April 24, 2014, at the hour of 1:00 PM, at the PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING , 150 N. MAIN STREET, SYCAMORE, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: LOT 130 IN COUNTRY MEADOWS PHASE FOUR, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED SEPTEMBER 4, 2003 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2003026068, IN THE VILLAGE OF KIRKLAND, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Common Address: 100 EVERGREEN DRIVE, KIRKLAND, IL 60146 P.I.N. 01-26-477-007 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. 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). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM # 13-01971 I596330 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 18, 25 & April 1, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DE KALB ESTATE OF LILA R. KEEGAN, DECEASED.

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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DE KALB ESTATE OF JAMES D. CONLIN, DECEASED. Case No. 14 P 26 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of JAMES D. CONLIN, of Mesa, Arizona. Letters of Office were issued on the 13th day of March, 2014, to Tracy L. Lindgren, 27231 Five Points Road, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, whose attorneys are The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC, 2040 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the DeKalb County Court House, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178, or with the representative, or both, no later than 4:30 p.m. on or before the 18th day of September, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Tracy L. Lindgren, Executor By: /s/ Jill M. Tritt One of her Attorneys

Notice is given of the death of LILA R. KEEGAN, of Genoa, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on the 12th day of March, 2014, to Susan K. Campbell, 112 E. 3rd Street, Kingston, Illinois 60145, whose attorneys are The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC, 2040 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the DeKalb County Court House, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178, or with the representative, or both, no later than 4:30 p.m. on or before the 18th day of September, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Susan K. Campbell, Executor By: /s/ Jill M. Tritt One of her Attorneys The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC Attorneys at Law 2040 Aberdeen Court

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PUBLIC NOTICE Annual Town Meeting

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

At the hour of 6:30 o'clock p.m. At Sycamore Township Office, 545 Brickville Road, Sycamore, Illinois

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CERTIFICATE NO. # 2010-00090 TO: COUNTY CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY; Michael G. Budreck; North Grove Crossing Townhomes Association c/o Tom C. Townsend, Registered Agent; Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Illinois as Case No. 14-TX-12. The property is Located At: 624 Amherst Dr., Sycamore. Legal Description or P.I. No.: 0621-428-044. Said property was sold on 11/4/2011 for delinquent taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on August 14, 2014. On 8/19/2014 at 9:00 AM the petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order for Tax Deed, should the real estate not be redeemed. Kathleen M. Hollonbeck, Petitioner (Published in the Daily Chronicle March 24, 25, 26, 2014)

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PUBLIC NOTICE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN To the legal voters of Malta Township, in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, that the Annual Township Meeting of said Township will take place on Tuesday April 8, 2014 at the hour of 7:00 o'clock P.M. at the Malta Fire Station 307 E Jefferson St, Malta, IL. For the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the said township; and after a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers, and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting. Dated March 22, 2014 Sherri Barber Township Clerk

For the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the said town; and after a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers, and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting; and especially to consider and decide the following: PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE LEGAL NOTICE INTRODUCTION OF ELECTED OFFICIAL ELECTION OF MODERATOR OATH OF MODERATOR APPROVE AGENDA APPROVE 2013 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING MINUTES SUPERVISOR'S ANNUAL REPORT TREASURE'S REPORT ROAD COMMISSIONER REPORT BRIDGE UPDATE EMBRIDGE PRESENTATION PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SET PLACE AND TIME FOR 2014-2015 REGULAR TOWNSHIIP MEETINGS SET PLACE AND TIME FOR 2015 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING MOTION TO APPROVE PAYING THE MODERATOR ADJOURN

PUBLIC NOTICE Township of Milan Annual Township Meeting Notice is hereby given to the legal registered voters of Milan Township in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, that the Annual Township Meeting of said Township will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, being the second Tuesday of said month, at the hour of 6:00 p.m., at the Milan Township Garage. After a Moderator being elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting. Notice is further given that the regular monthly meeting of Milan Township Board will meet this date immediately following adjournment of the annual meeting. Paula Kyler Township Clerk (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Public Hearing Tuesday, 8 April 2014 Malta Township Budget Malta Township Road & Bridge District Budget Notice is hereby given that the tentative Budget And Appropriation Ordinance for Malta Township and Malta Road & Bridge District, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, for the year beginning 1 April 2014 and ending 31 March 2015, will be held at the Malta Fire Station on Tuesday, 8 April 2014, beginning at 7:30 p.m., or following the Annual Township Meeting. The final hearing and action on these ordinances will be held the following month at the Malta Fire Station on Tuesday, 13 May 2014, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Regular business meetings of the Malta Township and Road and Bridge District will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, at the Malta Fire Station 307 E Jefferson St, Malta IL, for the 2014-2015 year. Dated this 22nd day of March 2014 James Nelson Supervisor Sherri Barber Clerk (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 25, 2014.)

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