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County staff against house purchase By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – A proposed sober home for DeKalb County’s Drug and DUI Court is not off the table, but it won’t be housed at 303 E. Exchange St. During Tuesday’s meeting of the DeKalb County Board’s Law and Justice Committee, Chairwoman Julia Fullerton, R-DeKalb, read a recommendation from Administrator Gary Hanson to withdraw the resolution to purchase the house. The meeting continued with

a presentation by drug court Judge Robbin Stuckert, drug court administrator Marilyn Stromborg and representatives of the Will County Drug and DUI Court, which oversees two sober homes. Stuckert began with a discussion of the structured, tightly-monitored environment for the men accepted into the home. “Residency is limited to DeKalb County participants who already have a significant amount of sobriety, and have demonstrated a commitment

to their recovery,” Stuckert said. She provided handouts that contained a laundry list of house rules, which require the residents must be employed and pay rent, they have a curfew and daily drug testing, among others. Speaking about the sober homes in Will County were Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes and administrator Julie McCabe-Sterr. “The more we learn about drug and alcohol addiction, the less fear we have,” Polican-

driotes said. “The same people who fought the first house came back the second time to tell us what great neighbors they were.” Many of the neighbors attended to protest the proposed location of the sober home, but their protest was based on the county’s 100-year plan. “A lot of us came here ignorant of the program,” said Kevin Mathey, an Exchange Street resident. “My main issue was crossing Walnut Street. I’m not opposed to the program.” After the committee and

neighbors all had an opportunity to speak, Stuckert invited audience members currently in the drug court program to the front of the room. “I want you to see they are people just like you,” Stuckert said of the 13 men and women who came forward. Stuckert said she hoped the presentation changed some minds about the program. “We won’t ever persuade everyone this is the right thing to do, but I hope we were able to alleviate some concerns,” Stuckert said.

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What’s next The County Board’s Law and Justice Committee will recommend withdrawal of the resolution to purchase the house at 303 E. Exchange St., Sycamore, for use as a sober home. The board’s Executive Committee will consider the withdrawal when it meets at 7 p.m. April 8 at the Administration Center, 200 N. Main St.

Last push for health insurance sign-up By DON BABWIN The Associated Press

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Oaken Acres Director of Operations Christy Gerbritz directs the 1-year-old barred owl named Hamlet to perch Thursday morning at Oaken Acres in Sycamore. Halmet was transferred in July to Oaken Acres from a different facility that couldn’t properly care for him.

Oaken Acres celebrates 30th anniversary of rehabbing injured animals By ANDREA AZZO

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aazzo@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Not long ago, Kathy Stelford was caring for hundreds of injured wild animals all by herself. Stelford is the founder of Oaken Acres Wildlife Center at 12140 Aldrich Road, Sycamore. When the center opened in 1984, Stelford was caring for 60 to 70 animals on her own each year. That changed in 2013. Oaken Acres now has a year-round employee, five seasonal employees and countless volunteers. “It’s weird to have so many people helping,” Stelford said. “I was a little anxious about it since I was used to being by myself. “It was refreshing to see these animals through these new eyes. [Other employees] were so thrilled to experience what I had been able to experience for 30 years. Most people don’t get that opportunity. I was selfish. I saved it for myself all those 30 years.” Today is the 30th anniversary of the founding of

What: “Babies Gone WILD!” fundraiser When: 6 p.m. April 26 Where: The Regale Center, 122 S. California St., Sycamore About the event: The fundraiser, which will include a bald eagle, turkey vulture and three owls, helps fund for seasonal employees in the summer. Tickets are $20 a person. To volunteer or to report an injured wild animal, call Oaken Acres Wildlife Center at 815-895-9666.

Voice your opinion A gray squirrel peeks out of its enclosure during Christy Gerbitz’s morning rounds in Sycamore. The 30-year-old wildlife rescue houses and rehabilitates wildlife brought in by the public. Oaken Acres, the only wildlife rehabilitation center in DeKalb County. The center routinely takes in more than 500 injured wild animals each year and nurses them back to health. Oaken Acres will hold its annual “Babies Gone WILD!” fundraiser at 6 p.m. April 26, at The Regale Center, 122 S. California St. in Sycamore. The fundraiser, which will include a bald eagle, turkey vulture and three owls, helps pay the

cost to hire seasonal employees in the summer. Tickets are $20 a person. Oaken Acres is also raising money to buy a bald eagle flight cage so that the center can be licensed to care for eagles. The goal is to raise $30,000 to build a 100-foot long cage. “That’s a big cage, the biggest cage we’ve ever built,” Stelford said. “We don’t have all the money we need to build it. We don’t get the license until the cage is

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up.” Staff and volunteers at the center are busy preparing for the baby season, the busiest time of the year. Every year, during the months of April through September, Oaken Acres takes in hundreds of injured baby wild animals such as raccoons and squirrels. Susan Christensen, a member of Oaken Acres’ board of directors, stressed the importance of helping injured animals. She looked

back at one experience about 20 years ago when she found an injured nighthawk by the roadside. Christensen called Oaken Acres and was told to take the injured animal to Bethany Animal Hospital, 2400 Bethany Road in Sycamore. “It was nice to know there was somebody who cared about that animal, because I could have left it

CHICAGO – People who waited until the last day to sign up for health insurance poured into hospital lobbies and enrollment areas Monday, with some encountering the same kind of computer problems that greeted those who tried to be the first to participate back in October. “Some people may be getting through, but we haven’t been getting through all morning,” said Jillian Phillips, who was trying to help people sign up at a Chicago restaurant. She said that while the Illinois site is “’working great and the new adult Medicaid site is working great, (the federal site) healthcare.gov is, I think, just swamped right now.” Across the state, the latenight deadline had triggered a flurry of activity, causing places like hospital lobbies, libraries and other locations where navigators like Phillips were stationed to look a bit like post offices on the day income tax forms are due. At one site, Norwegian American Hospital on Chicago’s West Side, officials said close to 200 people had signed up Saturday and another 200 signed up Sunday, with at least a dozen people waiting half an hour before enrollment began Monday. And in the East St. Louis area, an official said that the locations where people were signed up were even busier and that by the end of the day hundreds of people in the area will either sign up or try to sign up, depending on whether they can get through on the website. For the most part, people said they waited until the last day because that’s what they typically do when a deadline is approaching. One man said he thought that by waiting some of the highly publicized computer glitches would be worked out. “And I thought that most people would have signed up already, [that] waiting this long would work for me,” said Manuel Gonzalez,

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History Fair entries bring histories to life DeKALB COUNTY LIFE Barry Schrader Every year I look forward to the Northern Regional History Fair for middle and high school students. It amazes me how much work goes into the student exhibits, research papers, websites, and onstage performances. This year about 450 students from 28 schools around the area came together March 1 at the Holmes Student Center on the Northern Illinois University campus. The exhibits category alone produced 235 entries, keeping coordinator Anne Petty Johnson, her staff and a host of judges busy for hours. They also had to rate 157 research papers, 42 student websites, and 20 video documentaries. Perusing the displays, I found historical subjects from all over Illinois I had never heard about. Talking to Hiawatha High School junior Kelly Aves, I learned about the life of a woman who was a pioneer in education named Ella Flagg Young. Young was the first female to head a large U.S. school system like Chicago. Kelly said she wanted to feature a prominent woman in Illinois history and came across Flagg. Her exhibit won a Superior rating which means she will advance to statewide competition in Springfield. The love of history must be in her genes as her grandfather Allan Aves is a founder of the Kirkland Historical Society and still leads it. Next I talked with Genoa-Kingston sixth-grader Hunter Swanson, who built his display around the 1835 Miller-Ellwood log cabin discovered encased inside a farmhouse near Genoa four years ago. It has since been reconstructed at the nearby Hoppe Sisters

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Kelly Aves, from Hiawatha High School, was one of the students earning a Superior rating for her exhibit which featured a prominent woman educator from the early 1900s. farmstead now owned by the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District. His project included a hand-built model of the cabin and also gained him a Superior rating. St. Mary Catholic School in DeKalb led the county with 14 Superior ratings, followed by Hiawatha School District 426 with 11. Only four schools in DeKalb County participated this year. Kudos should be given all the winners who will travel May 8 to Springfield with their outstanding exhibits. I would hope the local libraries and museums in their communities will display their efforts for the public to enjoy. St. Mary’s top rated entrants were Ethan Cohen, Keegan Donnelly, Anna

Dudziak, Leilah Dudziak, Alexander Federici, Andrew Grum, Tom Hannon, Beatrice Hartman, Mallory Larson, Madison Luce, Cameron Pederson, Kaitlyn Schatteman, Kennedy Shelley, Michael Stadler and Aidan Witthoff. Superior entries from Hiawatha were Josephine Downen, Cole Dunbar, Travis Haak, Breanna Hamrick, Alli Lovell, Cecilia Snider, Gabbie Way, Jasmine Ascencio, Kelly Aves, Brandon Haluta and Ashley Prell. Genoa’s Superior winner was Hunter Swanson.

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National Civil Rights Museum reopening The Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. – One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black men, sitting in a line with knees near their chins, on the deck of a creaking slave ship headed across an ocean. The powerful, visceral exhibit sets the tone for an evocative, newly immersive museum experience that chronicles the history of the civil rights struggle in America. The main section of the museum is set to reopen Saturday, the day after the 46th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis. King was killed on April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of the old Lorraine Motel, which was later converted into the museum in downtown Memphis. The museum, which first opened in 1991, is now ready to show off new, emotionally hard-hitting exhibits and flashy, informative interactive displays. The museum said it attracts 200,000 people every year, but organizers hope the renovations will attract

more visitors. “The museum will be transformed into an even more compelling presentation of the iconic exhibits, oral histories of lesser-known civil rights foot soldiers and visceral, in-the-moment experiences,” said Beverly Robertson, the museum’s president. Most of the museum closed for renovation in November 2012, except for some exhibits across the street. The improvements cost about $27.5 million, with the money raised through a fundraising campaign. The museum assembled a group of scholars who not only made sure the information is historically accurate, but also ensured that the most telling details of the civil rights movement were included. Museum officials said an upgrade of the interior of the building and the exhibits was needed. The result is a gleaming, more spacious lobby and exhibits that require much less standing around and reading. Changes include a new educational center and refurbished gift shop. The museum retained its most popular exhibits, such as a replica of the bus in Montgomery, Ala., that Rosa Parks rode, complete with a statue of her and the bus driver. But the Mont-

gomery bus boycott exhibit has been upgraded to add strikingly detailed statues of three women walking next to the bus. Another mainstay is a replica of a sanitation truck in an exhibit about the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike that brought King to Memphis. New exhibits include a replica of the U.S. courtroom where the U.S. Supreme Court heard the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954. That ruling made separate-but-equal schools for blacks and whites unconstitutional. A large March on Washington exhibit shows statues of marchers holding protest signs with the audio of King’s seminal “I Have a Dream Speech” piped in. There’s even a red phone on which visitors can hear a recording of a conversation between King and then-President Lyndon Johnson. New interactive displays offer large touch screens that give visitors stateby-state photos, video, text and audio about important protests and key themes of the civil rights movement. There are more than 40 new films and various listening posts, including one where visitors can see and hear Malcolm X during a debate.

U.N. panel: Warming worsens food, hunger problems By SETH BORENSTEIN The Associated Press YOKOHAMA, Japan – Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said. A warmer world will push food prices higher, trigger “hotspots of hunger” among the world’s poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine and robust coffee, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded in a 32-volume report issued Monday. “We’re facing the specter of reduced yields in some of the key crops that feed humanity,” panel chairman Rajendra Pachauri said in a news conference releasing the report. Even though heat and carbon dioxide are often considered good for plants, the overall effect of various aspects of man-made warming is that it will reduce food production compared

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to a world without global warming, the report said. The last time the panel reported on the effects of warming in 2007, it said it was too early to tell whether climate change would increase or decrease food production, and many skeptics talked of a greening world. But in the past several years the scientific literature has been overwhelming in showing that climate change hurts food production, said Chris Field of the Carnegie Institution of Science and lead author of the climate report. But this doesn’t mean in 50 years there will be less food grown. Thanks to the “green revolution” of improved agricultural techniques, crop production is growing about 10 percent a decade and climate change is likely to reduce yields by 1 percent a decade, so crop production will still go up, but not as fast, said David Lobell of Stanford University, one of the authors of

the report’s chapter on food problems. Still, it is as if an anchor is weighing down the improvements to agriculture, Pachauri and Field said. Some places have seen crop yield increases drop from 2 percent a year to 1 percent or even plateau. And places like India, where 800 million people rely on rainfall not irrigation, the green revolution never improved crops much, Pachauri said. Although changes in rainfall hurt, mostly the problem will be too much heat, Lobell said. “No place is immune,” he said. Food prices are likely to go up somewhere in a wide range of 3 percent to 84 percent by 2050 just because of climate change, the report said. “In a world where a billion people are already going hungry, this makes it harder for more people to feed their families,” said Tim Gore of Oxfam International, who wasn’t part of this study.

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8IN BRIEF Man does C-section on porcupine, saves baby LISBON, Maine – A Maine man in search of a valuable mineral cut open a dead porcupine on the side of the road and unexpectedly pulled out its baby. Jared Buzzell, of Lisbon, said he was searching for wild mushrooms Thursday when he saw a porcupine get hit by a car in Minot. Buzzell said he’d heard that a valuable mineral deposit used in Chinese medicine formed in the stomachs of porcupines. He then cut open the dead porcupine to search for the mineral and instead found the baby. Buzzell is caring for the baby at home and plans to give it to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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DeKalb Park District reviewing way it operates DeKALB – DeKalb Park District commissioners are evaluating the way the park district operates and are looking for a new commissioner after a meeting Monday night. After a 90-minute closed-session to discuss undisclosed personnel, Interim Director Ray Ochromowicz spelled out what he believes needs to change in the district based on his observations in the past two months. “It was very clear within a week that there is a lack of teamwork, a lack of unity and a lack of connection,” Ochromowicz told the Chronicle. The board hired Ochromowicz on Jan. 29 to act as the part-time interim director during the search for a permanent executive director. In addition looking for a new director, the board will need to search for a new commissioner after Mike Teboda, who was first elected in 2003 and was not at Monday’s meeting, resigned for health reasons. Teboda’s resignation was announced by Board President Phil Young. Young said the board will try to appoint someone as quickly as possible to fill Teboda’s position in order to have a full board in time for interviews for the new executive director later this month. In the meantime, Ochromowicz suggested commissioners consider some changes. Beyond staff operating in silos, Ochromowicz said he also had concerns

“It was very clear within a week that there is a lack of teamwork, a lack of unity and a lack of connection.”

Unicyclists Keenan Buckle (from left), Brian O’Connor and Andrew Webb ride in front of Walmart on Sycamore Road in DeKalb on Monday afternoon. O’Connor has been riding unicycles for eight years and introduced the Kris Holm brand unicycles to Buckle and Webb – both started riding about a year ago. Temperatures made it into the low 60s on Monday.

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about the way commissioners and staff members interact. He advised commissioners and staff members should not discuss business outside of public meetings, because it leads to commissioners becoming champions of certain projects. “That’s not fair to staff who don’t have those relationships with board members,” Ochromowicz said. He also suggested commissioners adhere to a board policy manual that explains how commissioners should conduct themselves. Finally, he suggested commissioners go through an exhaustive orientation process that would come into play from the time a potential commissioner picks up a packet to run for the board to the time he or she is elected. Young agreed with Ochromowicz’s recommendations, noting three members of the five-member board were new last year. “We wanted him to assess operations,” Young said. “We recognize sometimes there needs to be tweaking and adjustments. I think we all need to make sure we’re on the same page.”

Two charged after car spotted with stolen trailer By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI jduchnowski@shawmedia.com GENOA – Police said they pulled over a vehicle pulling a stolen trailer and arrested both the driver and passenger early Monday. Michael S. Gottal, 43, of the 300 block of South Main Street in Burlington, was driving near the intersection of Melms Road and Route 23 about 2:55 a.m. Monday in Genoa when police stopped him after learning the trailer he was pulling was reported stolen in Winnebago County, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office news release. A search of the vehicle uncovered a substance police suspect was crack cocaine, as well as burglary tools. The trailer is worth about $3,000 and contained about $5,000 in wire, police said. Gottal was charged with theft, possession of a controlled substance, possession of bur-

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glary tools and driving with a suspended license. He remained in jail Monday unable to post $2,500 bail. The passenger, Tiffany M. Huggins, 33, who lives with Gottal in Burlington, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of hypodermic syringes and possession of drug paraphernalia. Huggins was in jail Monday in lieu of $2,000 bail. Kane County Sheriff’s deputies and Genoa police assisted with the traffic stop, the release states. Gottal is next due in court April 21, and Huggins is next due in court Friday.

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Peace Corps volunteer describes time in Ukraine By ANDREA AZZO aazzo@shawmedia.com DeKALB — St. Charles architect Mike Dixon told a group of DeKalb Kiwanis Club members Monday that his time in Ukraine was abruptly cut short. Dixon returned March 1 to the United States after he was among more than 200 Peace Corps volunteers who were forced to evacuate from Ukraine because of the country’s civil unrest. He had been in Ukraine since March 2011 for preservation and recovery of Ukrainian culture. He was supposed to be there until July. He described his early departure as emotional. “There were big hugs, saying we’ll be back,” Dixon said. “I don’t know if that is ever going to happen.” The DeKalb Kiwanis Club presented Dixon a certificate of appreciation Monday for his presentation in which he detailed the revolution taking place in Ukraine as well as his work there. Ukrainians began protesting the corrupt government in November. Peaceful demonstrations took place, some of which involved civilians taking turns playing piano, the country’s symbol of the revolution, Dixon said. Governmental snipers then took to rooftops, turning the situation violent, Dixon said. Since then, Russia has invaded Crimea, an autonomous region of Ukraine where residents voted March 6 to become part of Russia. Dixon spent the majority of his time in the city of Vinnytsia, about 500 miles northwest

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

Northern Illinois University Felton D. Williams, 18, of the

7800 block of South Wood Street, Chicago, was charged Wednesday, March 26, with forgery and use of an account number. Devon M. Curtis, 19, of the 4700 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, was charged Wednesday, March 26, with forgery and use of an account number.

DeKalb city Maryjane E. Martinez, 35, of the 2600 block of North First Street, DeKalb, was charged Monday, March 24, with retail theft. Thomas E. Goodlow, 19, of the 9800 block of South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, was charged Tuesday, March 25, with possession of marijuana and obstructing justice or identity.

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of Crimea. Things are calm now in Vinnytsia, but people there are wary Russian soldiers will invade, Dixon said. “I got an email from a friend yesterday, and she said, ‘All we can think of is Russia and our border,’ ” Dixon said. “It’s a fear that never goes away.” Former DeKalb Kiwanis Club president Tarryn Thaden is familiar with that fear. Her daughter volunteered with the Peace Corps in Uganda until 2012. Peace Corps volunteers were housed in a secure facility at one point because of the possibility of civil unrest, Thaden said. Dixon’s presentation provided a rare opportunity for DeKalb residents to learn what is really going on in Ukraine, she said. “We’re learning so much about the country and its frail-

ties and abilities to grow,” Thaden said. “It’s quite different than what we’re used to in the United States.” While in Ukraine with the Peace Corps, Dixon designed many buildings and restored historical buildings. He is still working on a restoration project for Lubart’s Castle in Lutske, Ukraine. Some protesters in Ukraine are toppling statues and burning buildings, an area of concern for the St. Charles architect. However, because of Ukrainian children’s poor knowledge of the country’s history, Dixon is hopeful the revolution will educate people. “They’ve taken away the culture and nationalism. Some things are being destroyed,” Dixon said. “Hopefully, a new nationalism will come out of that.”

professional counselor and outreach coordinator for the Counseling & Student Development Center at Northern Illinois University. Matt Wittrup, a full-time instructional faculty member in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at NIU, was elected the committee’s vice chairman, and Josh Waddle, the membership manager for the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce was elected secretary. All terms begin today and expire March 31, 2015. Township Supervisor Eric Johnson presented Tim Vincent, the outgoing chairman and Clinton Rosette Middle School principal, with a resolution from the township thanking him for his service with the Committee on Youth as its inaugural chairman and proclaiming Monday as “Tim Vincent Day” in DeKalb Township. The Committee on Youth reviews and awards grants to provide funding to organizations providing services and programs that prevent and help battle juvenile delinquency in the township. Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline and can be found at dekalbtownship.org under the “Town Board” tab.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Man arrested on parole violation in DeKalb DeKALB – Authorities arrested a 52-year-old man accused of violating his parole about 2 p.m. Monday at McDonald’s, 545 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb. James M. Ball, of the 1200 block of Pleasant Street in DeKalb, was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot when police arrested him without incident, DeKalb Police Cmdr. John Petragallo said. Ball was released on parole in February 2012 after serving almost half of a six-year sentence for armed robbery in Jo Daviess County, Illinois Department of Corrections records show. Extra police were called to help with the arrest because of Ball’s criminal background, Petragallo said.

DeKalb Township Committee picks officers DeKALB – Members of the DeKalb Township Committee on Youth elected officers for the fiscal year that starts today at their March meeting. The committee chose Erica Wade to serve as the its chairwoman after her two years as secretary. Wade is a licensed clinical

DeKALB – Interested in starting to run or looking to get back into running? Join the Northern Illinois Trail Runners Organization in the Walk to Run 101 program training for a 5K run. NITRO will host a kickoff meeting for the Walk to Run 101 training program at 7 p.m. April 16 at Faranda’s Conference Center, 302 Grove St., DeKalb. The nine-week program starts April 21 with walking and jogging, and finishes June 21 with the NITRO Trailblazer 5K Run at the Sycamore Speedway. Participants will follow a training schedule that includes three weekly training runs facilitated by NITRO volunteers. Participants will be able to track their training progress, receive nutritional tips, meet others interested in running, and enjoy the accomplishment of finishing a 5K run. Registration is $40 which includes registration for the NITRO Trailblazer 5K run and a race day T-shirt. For information and to register, visit www.nitroruns.org/ running-101 or contact Jennifer Groce at w2r@nitroruns.org.

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have been reported by people who said they ate Mexican-style cheese obtained from worksites, including factories, and at train stations, from street vendors and from relatives and friends. The cheese is not labeled and is often wrapped in aluminum foil. IDPH recommends that people who have Mexican-style cheese in their home, but cannot clearly identify the product was made by a licensed or regulated manufacturer, should not eat it. For more information about salmonella log on to www.idph.state.il.us/public/ hb/hbsam.htm.

April 3, at St John’s Lutheran Church, Somonauk, with the Rev. Arlvn Tolzmann officiating. The visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Beverage Family Funeral Home, 104 Terry St., Sandwich. Interment to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich. For information, visit www. beveragefamilyfh.com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

School and attended Bowen High School. Survivors include stepchildren, Marilyn Melvan of Orland Park, Barb (Ken) Ayse of Florida and Stephen (Jane) Zanini of North Carolina; step-grandchildren, Joyce, Julie, John, Keri, Lori, Stephen and Nicole; seven step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Ann Marie, Sharon, Cooky, Brian, Patty, Mary Ann, Frank and Diane; 21 great-nieces and -nephews; and several greatgreat-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stephen T. Zanini; sister, Catherine Babich; brothers, George, John, Michael, Eli, Eli H. and Thomas; nephew, George Babich; and niece, Diane Zitko. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park, with the Rev. Dennis Morrissy celebrating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City. the visitation will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday, until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center of the Barb City Manor. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch.com; 815-758-3841. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

8OBITUARIES RUEBEN ALLEN Born: May 9, 1932, in Sandwich, Ill. Died: March 30, 2014, in Sandwich SANDWICH – Rueben Allen, 81, of Sandwich, Ill., passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born May 9, 1932, in Sandwich, to John and Tollie (Anderson) Allen, he married Marlene Voga on May 4, 1957, and spent the next 56 years happily married. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. He was a carpenter by trade. He served as an alderman in the city of Sandwich for several years, was a Master Mason in the Sunbeam Lodge 283 and a Cushman Club member in Sandwich. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk. Rueben enjoyed tinkering in his garage and fixing anything he could. He loved his family and his special friends. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; children Reid (Paula) Allen and Mark Allen, both of Phoenix, and Michelle (Evan) Cozadd of O’Fallon; grandchildren, Claire and Claudia; brothers, James (Jingle) of Sandwich, Sydney (Mitzi) of Warrenville and David (Peggy) Allen of McKenzie, Tenn.; sisters, June Scott of Sycamore and Judy (Paul) Brandow of Somonauk. Funeral services for Rueben will be at 11 a.m. Thursday,

MARY A. ZANINI Born: Oct. 13, 1922, in Chicago, Ill. Died: March 30, 2014, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Mary A. Zanini, 91, of DeKalb, Ill., died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center in DeKalb. Born Oct. 13, 1922, in Chicago, the daughter of Marko and Anna (Plesha) Peterlich, Mary was married to the late Stephen T. Zanini on June 17, 1967, in Chicago. Mary was a telephone operator for many years working for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Mary lived in the DeKalb community for many years, moving here from Belleview, Fla. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park; she also was a member of the K.S.K.J., and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is warning people about the dangers of consuming illegally manufactured cheeses. Health officials are reporting about 100 cases of salmonellosis in 13 counties believed to be linked to consumption of an illegally manufactured Mexican-style cheese. A sample of the cheese obtained from the home of a person who became ill tested positive for salmonella. IDPH is working with local health departments to identify the

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By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – Republican congressional candidate Bobby Schilling is running against two opponents in the November election – one an incumbent congresswoman and the other a map of electoral districts favoring Illinois Democrats. What happened in Illinois after the decennial census in 2010 is a mirror image of most of the rest of the country, where Republican legislatures doing the map-drawing helped the GOP retain a 33-seat majority in Congress in 2012, despite widespread losses. With solid majorities in the state House and Senate as well as control of the governor’s mansion, the Democrats had complete control over the Illinois redistricting process in 2011. They used it to defeat Schilling and three other Illinois Republican congressmen in 2012, solidifying their hold on President Barack Obama’s home state. That leaves Schilling, a Colona pizzeria owner, and other Republicans scrambling to find voters while campaigning hard against Obama’s health care overhaul. “It’s not an easy task, by any means,” Schilling said. But regardless of the map, voters still have to show up, and without Obama at the top of

ST. CHARLES – A petting zoo owner charged with animal cruelty and neglect has filed court papers asking if six or seven of the impounded ponies can be rented to Donley’s Wild West Town in Union. Elgin resident Stacy Fiebelkorn, whose 94 animals were impounded last month, states in court papers that in 2012 and 2013 – from May through fall – she leased seven ponies to the small amusement park to provide pony rides. While there, the animals are fed, housed and receive veterinary care, relieving Kane County Animal Control of the expenses associated with caring for the animals, the filing states. But Nicole Wessel, a veterinarian who has been caring for many of the impounded animals, said the ponies have not recovered from starvation enough to give rides at an amusement

the ticket, he said fewer Democrats vote in the district in northwest Illinois, along the Mississippi River. And while Obama beat Republican Mitt Romney by 50,000 votes there in 2012, Schilling lost to Democrat Cheri Bustos by 19,000. “The people that flipped and voted for Obama but didn’t vote for Cheri Bustos, those are the independent thinkers, those are the people that show up year-in, yearout,” Schilling said, explaining how he hopes to make a comeback. A federal court turned aside a Republican lawsuit over the map, despite noting that the new district lines represented “a blatant political move to increase the number of Democratic congressional seats.” It worked. Illinois Democrats picked off five GOP congressmen after the state lost a seat because of slowing population growth. The delegation now has 12 Democrats – in the same dozen districts Obama won two years ago. Four of the Democrats who won seats in 2012 – Bustos, Tammy Duckworth, Brad Schneider, and Bill Foster – are in districts that the president won with at least 57 percent of the vote. Of course, it cuts both ways. Freshman GOP Rep. Rodney Davis won by 1,002 votes in a central Illinois district that Romney won by only 928 votes.

park. “They are not capable, because they are way too thin and don’t have energy because of the malnutrition – let alone to give pony rides,” Wessel said. “We have months of weight to put on them – a good three months to get them into a condition where [Donley’s] would be able to use them.” Stacy Wessel said Fiebelkorn the horses’ body condition scores still were at 1 and 2, while normal is a body condition score of 4 or 5. “Their guts were so unhealthy with worm infestation they were not able to absorb nutrients,” Wessel said. “We had to fix that before we can start packing on the weight. They are doing better, [but] they are nowhere near ready for this. They are not even eating grain yet.” Fiebelkorn voluntarily gave up rabbits, poultry

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and all but two goats. The court forfeited the alpacas and llamas, and she is fighting to have the remaining 31 animals – mostly horses, ponies, minihorses and two goats – returned to her. A judge ruled last week that Fiebelkorn had to post $30,000 in security by Thursday to pay for the cost of veterinary care, food and shelter for the impounded animals, many of which were sick and starving, officials said. If she does not post the security, she would forfeit the animals, officials said. Randy Donley of Donley’s Wild West Town said Fiebelkorn’s ponies “were always the best quality” and – despite the current charges against her – would like to lease the ponies if possible. “I’m in absolute disbelief about the charges against her,” Donley said. “The only thing I know is what I’ve read. I’m always wanting to believe innocent until proven guilty.” Donley said his first

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By ANDREW TAYLOR The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Congress is poised to give doctors who treat Medicare patients an eleventh-hour reprieve from a cut in their government fees. Monday’s planned Senate vote would send legislation to repair Medicare’s flawed payment formula for a year to President Barack Obama for his signature. It comes just hours before a midnight deadline. The $21 billion measure would stave off a 24 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements to doctors for a year and extend dozens of other expiring health care provisions such as higher payment rates for rural hospitals. The legislation is paid for by cuts to health care providers, but fully half of the cuts won’t kick in for 10 years. It’s the seventeenth temporary “patch” to a broken payment formula that dates to 1997 and comes after lawmakers failed to reach a deal on financing a permanent fix. The measure passed the House on Thursday, but only after top leaders in both parties engineered a voice vote when it became clear they were having difficulty mustering the two-thirds vote required to advance it under expedited procedures. Several top Democrats opposed the bill, saying it would take momentum away from the drive to permanently solve the payment formula problem. There’s widespread agreement on bipartisan legislation to redesign the payment formula that would give doctors 0.5 percent annual fee increases and implement reforms aimed at giving doctors incentives to provide less costly care. But there’s no agreement on how to pay the nearly $140 billion cost of scrapping the old formula. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., promised to keep

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress is poised to give doctors who treat Medicare patients an 11th hour reprieve from a cut in their government fees. Monday’s Senate vote would send legislation to repair Medicare’s flawed payment formula for a year to President Barack Obama for his signature. pressing ahead with a longterm solution, proposing to use savings from the troop drawdown in Afghanistan to pay the cost. Republicans and most budget experts said such savings are phony and are demanding at least some of the money to come from cuts to Obama’s Affordable Care Act. “Paying for this through [war savings] is the mother of all gimmicks,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. “We just don’t have the votes right now to fix this problem for good,” said Majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who negotiated the measure with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “For the millions of elderly Americans and their doctors this fix is good news. It means the promise of accessible, quality health care to our nation’s seniors is being honored for another year.” The heavily lobbied measure blends $16 billion to address Medicare physicians’ payments with about $5 billion more for a variety of oth-

er expiring health care provisions, like higher Medicare payments to rural hospitals and for ambulance rides in rural areas. Manufacturers of certain drugs to treat kidney disease catch a break, as do dialysis providers and the state of California, which receives increases in Medicare physician fees in 14 counties such as San Diego and Sacramento that are designated as rural and whose doctors therefore receive lower payments than their urban counterparts. The bill increases spending by $17 billion over the next three years, offsetting the cost with cuts to health care providers. The authors of the bill employed considerable gimmickry to amass the cuts, however, and fully half of them don’t appear for 10 years. For instance, the bill claims $5 billion in savings through a timing shift in Medicare cuts in 2024. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., cited the gimmicks as he lit into the legislation in a lac-

erating floor speech. He said the so-called offsets were phony and that the measure delays a long-sought overhaul of Medicare’s fee-for-service system, which pays doctors according to the number of tests and treatments they perform. “We are going to put off until tomorrow what we should be doing today,” Coburn said. “It’s a sham. ... It’s nothing but gimmicks.” Other savings come from curbs on payments to hospitals that care for a large share of indigent patients. But those hospitals first get a one-year reprieve from cuts scheduled in 2016. The measure would give Medicare doctors a 0.5 percent fee increase through the end of the year. It also creates two new mental health grant programs, including $1.1 billion over four years for improvements to community health centers and $60 million over four years for outpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness.

WASHINGTON – Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November. The reason? Republican strategists spent years developing a plan to take advantage of the 2010 census, first by winning state legislatures and then redrawing House districts to tilt the playing field in their favor. Their success was unprecedented. In states like Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina, Republicans were able to shape congressional maps to pack as many Democratic voters as possible into the fewest House districts. The practice is called gerrymandering, and it left fertile ground elsewhere in each state to spread Republican voters among more districts, increasing the GOP’s chances of winning more seats. Geography helped in some states. Democratic voters are more likely to live in densely populated urban areas, making it easier to pack them into fewer districts. The first payoff came in 2012, when Republicans kept control of the House despite a Democratic wave that swept President Barack Obama to a second term. The next payoff is likely to come this fall when candidates once again compete in House districts drawn by Republican legislators in key states. Gerrymandering has a long history in the United States, pursued enthusiasti-

cally by both Democrats and Republicans. But the GOP’s success at it this decade has been historic: In 2012, Republicans maintained a 33-seat majority in the House, even though GOP candidates as a group got 1.4 million fewer votes than their Democratic opponents. It was only the second time since World War II that the party receiving the most votes failed to win a majority of House seats, according to statistics compiled by the House Clerk. Democrats gained eight seats but were still a minority. “The fact that Republicans controlled redistricting [after 2010] meant that they were able to build up a wall, stopping a lot of the tide from running out,” said Justin Levitt, a law professor and redistricting expert at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. “They were able to shore up a lot of the districts that had been won by, in many cases, tea party freshmen or other Republican freshmen.” The Republicans’ advantage will fade as the decade wears on and the population changes. In the meantime, lopsided House districts are having a direct impact on the ability of Congress to tackle tough issues. House districts are drawn so that Democrats and Republicans often represent very different groups of people with different views on divisive issues. That can make it hard to find common ground. Democrats control the White House and the Senate, although control of the Senate will be up for grabs in November. Republicans control the House, giving them powerful leverage to block Obama’s second-term agenda.

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Many people delayed enrolling until deadline Continued from page A1 a 38-year-old worker at a chrome plating company that does not offer health benefits. But he made sure he got there early after a co-worker said he’d spent six hours waiting and enrolling Sunday. Others said what made them finally come in Monday and enroll had as much to do with the fine that comes with waiting any longer as anything else. “Whenever we can avoid fees, that’s a good thing,” said Ashanti Poe, a 34-yearold day care provider from Springfield. For others, the delay was tied to unsuccessful efforts to apply without the help of navigators. “I’ve been trying for days

and for some reason it [the website] kept giving me the error message,” said Eduardo Perez, 41, who was applying because he does not qualify for insurance through his job as a bartender because he does not work enough hours. But navigators said they saw many people who delayed enrolling because even after media reports and talk about the plan by friends and relatives, they still suspected that their medical conditions disqualified them from coverage under the Affordable Care Act. “They just put it off because they don’t know if they could get covered, don’t know the law has changed,” said Lydia Vega, a navigator working Monday at Norwegian American Hospital. “They come in and say, ‘I don’t think I’m covered because I have this illness,’ and

then they find out all that has gone away with the law and they’re covered.” Get Covered Illinois, the state’s online insurance marketplace, said as of the end of February the state had 113,733 people had signed up for coverage on the health insurance marketplace. One official said Monday she was confident that the goal of 143,000 Illinois enrollees would be reached. “We’re seeing very high demand, high traffic, high volume of calls to our call center,” said Jennifer Koehler, executive director of Get Covered Illinois. “On Friday we had the highest number of calls to our call center, 10,000. Our previous high was somewhere in the 8,000 range so we know people are paying attention and are aware of the deadline.” Officials have said the

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NEW YORK – Federal investigators are moving to a lab in Washington to examine damaged gas and water mains from the scene of an explosion that leveled two Manhattan buildings and killed eight people. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it has

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cast iron gas main, which was installed in 1887. It now says there was more than one leak. City officials said the blast erupted about 15 minutes after someone reported smelling gas. The NTSB has said it was unclear if the broken water main contributed to the explosion or was caused by it.

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SIMFEROPOL, Crimea – Russia said Monday it was pulling a battalion of several hundred troops away from the Ukrainian border but kept tens of thousands in place, prompting a worried response from the Kiev government about what the U.S. warned was still a “tremendous buildup.” Russia moved quickly to strengthen its economic hold on Crimea, with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arriving in the newly annexed peninsula with promises of funds for improved power supplies, water lines, education and pensions for the elderly. Russia’s takeover of the strategic Black Sea region, its troop buildup near Ukraine’s border and its attempts to compel constitutional changes in Ukraine have markedly raised tensions with the West and prompted fears that Moscow intends to invade other areas of its neighbor. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call Monday that some troops were being withdrawn from the Ukraine border, Merkel’s office said. The withdrawal involved a battalion of about 500 troops, Russian news reports said. The U.S. reacted cautiously to the Russian troop movement, with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel saying that “tens of thousands” of Russian forces still remained along the Ukrainian border, a situation he called “a tremendous buildup.” The new government in Ukraine said the action only

increased its uneasiness about Russia’s intentions. “We have information that Russia is carrying out incomprehensible maneuvers on the border with Ukraine,” Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevgen Perebyinis said. “Troops in some places are moving backward, some of them are moving forward. Which is why, obviously, we are worried by these movements of armed forces. We have no clear explanation from the Russian side about the aim of these movements.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry also discussed Ukraine by phone Monday, a day after holding talks in Paris, the Russian foreign ministry said. A senior U.S. official said Lavrov had promised Kerry that a division of Russian troops would be pulled back; a division generally consists of thousands of troops. “Now there have been reports of possible drawdowns of Russian military forces from the border. We haven’t seen that yet, but if they turn out to be accurate, that would be a good thing,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. Concerns of a possible invasion of eastern Ukraine – home to many ethnic Russians – were stoked by the large numbers of troops Russia had along the Ukrainian border for what Moscow said were military exercises. One Russian battalion – about 500 troops – that had been sent to the Rostov region next to Ukraine was being withdrawn to its permanent base in the central Samara region, Russian news agencies quoted the Defense Ministry as saying Monday.


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Graham Cracker Comics celebrating 15 years By ANDREA AZZO aazzo@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Kevin Healy has been reading comic books since he was 7 years old, and now, he’s teaching DeKalb residents about the comic book culture. Healy is the assistant manager of Graham Cracker Comics, 901 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb, a store that will celebrate its 15th anniversary April 15. Healy began working at the shop in 1999 while attending Northern Illinois University, where he graduated as an illustration major. “This is something I’ve loved doing,” Healy said. “If I was going to take a shot to jump in, this was the time to do it.” The largest comic book chain in the country, Graham Cracker Comics is an Illinois-based chain that sells all published Marvel and DC books, as well as numerous independent comics. The DeKalb store has about 600 different titles, the majority of which come out on a monthly

Spring and growth is in the air CHAMBER VIEW Cortney Strohacker Spring is in the air and in our step in Genoa! Thank you to the nearly 700 people that came out to the 7th annual Home & Business Expo on March 8 at Genoa-Kingston High School. What an amazing display of our community’s businesses and organizations! The gym was packed with more than 50 vendors, two jump houses, an exhibition area and members of the community. Anyone who visited the expo was able to get a real sense of what Genoa is all about. We are a genuine community that supports one another and encourages those around us. We are proud to work, live and play here in Genoa. We, at the chamber, have the privilege of working with so many amazing community members. At this month’s Monthly Membership Lunch, we heard a presentation from Dan Kenney of DeKalb County Community Gardens. The DCCG has 50 garden plots in Genoa that are available for rent for only $15. Kenney explained how growing fresh vegetables would not only lead to a healthier lifestyle, but also would benefit those in need right in our community. To find out more about how to rent a plot or be involved, visit their website at www.dekalbgardens.org. We are looking forward to next month’s Membership Lunch on April 24 as we hear from Lisa Cumings of KishHealth System and Live Healthy DeKalb County. To join this Lunch and Learn session, email the chamber at info@genoaareachamber.com. The cost for lunch is $7 and the meeting will be held at the KishHealth Community room in Genoa. The address is 599 Pearson Dr. With a continually growing community and chamber, we know how important it is to stay current and efficient. That is why the chamber continues to re-invest its membership dues in ways to benefit members and their businesses. We are excited to be working with CMJ Technologies of Sycamore to upgrade our computers and software. Technology is the backbone of businesses and will continue to evolve and present even greater opportunities for businesses to achieve short- and long-term success. We are committed to evolving with it! Come grow with us! To find out more about the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce or what membership offers, visit the website at www.genoaareachamber.com or stop by the chamber office at 111 N. Sycamore St.

• Cortney Strohacker is executive director of the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Store manager Charles Fischer fixes comic books at Graham Crackers Comics in DeKalb on Monday afternoon. The store is planning several community events to celebrate its 15th anniversary on April 15. basis, said Graham Cracker Comics manager Charles Fischer. Customers come from as far as Dixon, the Quad Cities, Rochelle

and Rockford to visit the two-story store, Fischer said. The DeKalb location will host a variety of events to commemorate

its opening in 1999. To kick things off, the comic store will partner with the DeKalb Public Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 for “Star Wars” Day at the library, where children will be taught how to draw Yoda and participate in other activities and trivia, Fischer said. “Heroclix for a Cause” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. April 13 at the comic store. Participants in the miniature war strategy game need to bring five canned goods to play. The goods will be donated to Rochelle Christian Food Pantry. A raffle also will be held in which attendees can donate either $1 or one canned good. Star Wars trivia will take place at 7 p.m. April 14 at the store. Children who bring their Yoda drawing from the library event will be entered in a raffle in which they can win free Star Wars-related comic books, toys and graphic novels, Fischer said. April 15 is the official anniversary. Everything in the store will be 15 percent off.

The store will host a free viewing of “Captain America: The First Avenger” at 6 p.m. April 17 with a potluck dinner, and then watch “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at 8 p.m. at Carmike Cinemas, 2160 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Participants must purchase their own tickets, Fischer said. Graham Cracker Comics customers can play “Magic: The Gathering,” a trading card game, at 6 p.m. April 18 for free. The store has a designated area where people can play, Fischer said. Lastly, at 6 p.m. April 19, the store will begin its new reading group called “Speaking of Comics.” The DeKalb comic store is located in the Village Commons Bookstore plaza near NIU. It changed locations in October to expand to its current 2,300-square-foot facility, Fischer said. “It has been nonstop work and nonstop fun growing the store and expanding our selection,” Fischer said.

Sandwich chamber welcomes new members The Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce held New Member Meet & Greets for three of its newest members: The Little Marketa, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell Gudmunson Group and Romano Marketing & Design. The Little Marketa is a Mexican grocery store and authentic Mexican restaurant located at 20 W. South St. in Plano. It offers a variety of produce and has a meat counter. The Little Marketa has added dine-in service to what was previously a take-out only restaurant. It also has a weekend buffet. For information, call 630-5527044 or visit facebook.com/ littlemarketa. Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell Gudmunson Group is owned by the moth-

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Members of the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce enjoyed an open house at The Little Marketa in Plano.

The Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Chuck Romano of Romano Marketing and Design.

er-daughter team of Lisa and Jessica Gudmunson. Lisa Gudmunson began her real estate career in 1994 and has been serving clients in DeKalb, Kendall and LaSalle counties ever since. Jessica Gudmunson graduated from

Northern Illinois University in 2012. She has a background in property management and brings technology experience to the team. For more information, call Lisa at 815-258-1958 or Jessica at 815-325-0967, email gudmun-

songroup@gmail.com or visit gudmunsongroup.com. Chuck Romano is the owner of Romano Marketing & Design, which specializes in marketing solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. The company offers help

with marketing, design, video, photography, web, promotional and print needs. For more information, visit www.romanomarketing.com or call 847-525-1652. Call the Sandwich Area Chamber at 815-312-4963.

Sycamore welcomes Two Sisters’ Emporium

Fundraiser defrays teacher’s expenses

The Sycamore Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Two Sisters’ Emporium, 215 W. State Street in downtown Sycamore. The shop features unique gifts created by a collaboration of artists.

Alethia Hummel of the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce presented a check to Woodbury Elementary School teacher Pam Reilly. The funds, raised through a chamber bowling night, will help offset expenses Reilly will incur as Illinois State Teacher of the Year. The teacher of the year is expected to give speeches and presentations throughout the state, but due to cuts in state funding, the state no longer reimburses schools for expenses like travel costs and substitute teacher fees.

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Meet 2013-2014 Class Member

ERIC JOHNSON DeKalb Township Eric Johnson was appointed DeKalb Township Supervisor on December 8, 2010 and was elected to a full term in April of 2013. As Township Supervisor his duties include administering General Assistance, receiving and investing all township funds, managing the Townshipʼs historic cemeteries, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the township. Since his appointment Eric has been actively searching for ways the township can be more efficient while expanding high quality, cost-effective human services to the residents of DeKalb Township. In his short tenure Eric has established a Committee on Youth to help combat juvenile delinquency, formed a partnership for cell phone recycling to benefit overseas soldiers, started restoring the historic cemeteries, and has made DeKalb Township one of the most transparent units of government in the county. Eric was previously elected to the DeKalb County Board (2002-2006) and, at the time, was one of the youngest elected officials in the state. While on the County Board he was chosen by the County Board Chairman to serve as Chairman of an ad-hoc committee, formed to rewrite the county board operating rules. Eric was subsequently appointed to the DeKalb Township Board (2003 – 2005), and served concurrently on both legislative bodies. Currently Eric is a board member of the DCEDC, a board member for Adventure Works of DeKalb County, and as a DeKalb Chamber Ambassador. Eric received a Bachelorʼs degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University in 2005 with an emphasis in public administration and his Juris Doctor from NIUʼs College of Law in 2010. He is also an alumnus of the NIU College of Law Agen, France Program; a study abroad program that focuses on European Union Law and the French Legal System. Eric and his wife Jennifer reside in the city of DeKalb with their son Benjamin and daughter Estelle.


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GOP Senate would change balance in Washington By ALBERT R. HUNT Bloomberg News WASHINGTON – If Republicans take control of the Senate in this year’s elections, it will be, as Joe Biden might put it more graphically, a big deal. Last week, elections handicapper Nate Silver gave a 60 percent probability that the Republicans would gain at least the half-dozen seats required for a majority. This wasn’t news to top party strategists. But it produced a palpable panic among Democrats along Pennsylvania Avenue, from the White House to Capitol Hill. Rationalizations followed. Maybe the assumptions were flawed, or Republicans would overreach and set the stage for Democrats to come back in 2016. In any case, President Barack Obama has the veto pen for the last two years of his term. That glosses over the profound policy implications of a change that would affect many areas. The Affordable Care Act: The president can stop repeal of Obamacare, but a determined congressional majority can wreak havoc by using the initial budget process, known as reconciliation, which allows major changes to be made with only a

majority Senate vote that isn’t subject to veto. “The Republicans can use reconciliation to pass lots of policies – even repealing parts of Obamacare,” said Lanhee Chen, formerly a top policy adviser to Mitt Romney and now a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a Bloomberg View columnist. Republicans have struggled to come up with any palatable alternatives to the health care law. That means major components such as the subsidies and tax credits, or the ban on discrimination against insuring those with pre-existing conditions, wouldn’t be changed. But deep cuts in funding for running the program and getting new enrollees would take a toll. “There could be a big hit in day-to-day administration,” said Chris Jennings, a health care expert who has worked with the Obama administration. Fiscal priorities: Despite the power of the presidential veto, all the compromises would move to the right. Congress would adopt measures closer to those favored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, cutting social spending for the poor and increasing defense spending.

Republicans would try to enact conservative tax measures. Reform of the corporate code might be a starting point, although changes to individual income taxes would be unlikely for budgetary and political reasons. Regulation: A Republican Congress would hold the upper hand. Regulatory agencies the party doesn’t like – a long list that includes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency – could turn into toothless watchdogs with slashed budgets. There would be a big push for the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, which requires congressional approval for all major regulations. Appointments: Senate confirmation for all but the most routine nominations would be a slog. Republicans might repeal the so-called nuclear option rule, which requires only 51 votes (not 60 to break a filibuster) to confirm an executive or judicial appointment short of the Supreme Court. It’s difficult to envision a

Republican-run Senate confirming any Supreme Court appointment by Obama. Foreign Policy: The biggest issue might be a nuclear deal with Iran. Odds are the current negotiations will be extended until the end of this year or next year. For now, only the strong hand of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid prevents legislation that might scuttle the negotiations from coming to the floor. If a deal is reached, a Republican Congress would probably refuse to repeal the sanctions imposed on Iran. The president can waive some of these measures by executive order. But Congress would still have latitude to complicate any arrangement. As to investigations of alleged administration misconduct, take the current number and double it. Democrats, when not in a state of panic, predict that such a scenario would lead to Republican overreach, paving the way for a Democratic president – and Senate – two years later. If so, the agenda of that new president would be to undo much of what had been done the previous two years.

• Albert R. Hunt is a Bloomberg View columnist.

Obama’s ‘flexibility’ leads to a dangerous world “This is my last election,” President Barack Obama said in words caught on an open mic. “After my election, I have more flexibility.” He was speaking in Seoul, South Korea, in March 2012, almost exactly two years ago, to Dmitry Medvedev, then in his last year as Vladimir Putin’s stand-in president of Russia. The subject was missile defense, and Obama was apparently seeking time to assuage Russia’s objections that a proposed U.S. missile defense system, sited in Romania, Poland, Turkey and Spain, would not be aimed at Russian missiles. Earlier, in September 2009, Obama canceled missile defense installations in Poland and the Czech Republic, to which Russia objected. The decision was relayed by telephone, at midnight European time, on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s attack on Poland pursuant to the Hitler-Stalin pact in 1939. The Polish prime minister refused to take the call. “I understand your message,” Medvedev told Obama in Seoul. “I will transmit this information to” – no question of who was in control – “Vladimir.” It is becoming apparent now what “more flexibility” looks like. And that Mitt Romney was not entirely off the mark when, after Obama’s words to Medvedev, he called Putin’s Russia “our No. 1 geopolitical foe.” Romney did not predict Putin’s seizure of Crimea last month any more than Obama did. Very few people foresaw it during the cascade of events – the firing on demonstrators in Kiev, the ouster and flight of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich – that led to it late last month. And Obama probably did not anticipate that Syria’s Bashar Assad regime would use

military response to the seizure of Crimea. The contagion may spread further. ChiVIEWS na, long opposed to outside interference in nations’ internal affairs, has made it clear Michael it does not oppose Russia’s move across Barone a recognized international border. Since Richard Nixon’s opening to China, Americhemical weapons after he warned in Aucan administrations have tried to capitalize gust 2012, during his reelection campaign, on tensions between China and Russia. Now that doing so would be “a red line for us ... these two once-Communist powers seem to that would change our calculus.” With the be coming together. flexibility provided “after my election” and And China has been asserting soverwith Putin’s help, Obama quietly erased the eignty over disputed islands in the East and red line. South China Seas long claimed by Japan, The takeover of Crimea rubbed out the Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam. That red boundary line guaranteed by the U.S., follows its earlier declaration of an air Britain, Russia and Ukraine in the 1994 Bu- defense identification zone jutting out far dapest Memorandum. In response, Obama from its recognized territorial waters. imposed weak sanctions on some Russians All this follows from what Gates calls on March 17 and somewhat stronger sanc“the fecklessness of the West in Syria” tions three days later. – flexibility in action. Gates argues that Additional F-15s were sent to Lithuania Putin’s actions “require from Western leadand a dozen F-16 jets were sent to Poland. ers strategic thinking, bold leadership and Vice President Joe Biden journeyed to steely resolve – now.” Poland and assured NATO members of Gates suggests that Obama reinstate what, absent Obama’s flexibility, would not the defense budget he proposed last year, have had to be said: that the United States without the sequester-required cuts in this would maintain its obligations to respond to year’s budget that would shrink the Army’s attack on NATO allies – Poland, Lithuania, manpower to 1940 levels and the Navy to Latvia, Estonia. 1917 levels. These responses are, as former Defense The problem with flexibility and erasing Secretary Robert Gates wrote in the Wall red lines is that it leaves you with little flexStreet Journal,“anemic.” Unsettling possiibility and tempts others to cross red lines bilities loom. Putin is massing troops near you don’t dare erase. “After my election” eastern Ukraine and might attack in the turns out to be a dangerous time. name of protecting ethnic Russians there. And there are large Russian minorities in • Michael Barone, senior political Latvia and Estonia. analyst at the Washington Examiner, is a In the Netherlands, Obama suggested resident fellow at the American Enterprise he’d impose tougher sanctions on Russian Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor businesses if Putin moved further into and a co-author of The Almanac of AmeriUkraine. But he conceded there would be no can Politics.

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Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan’s “millionaire tax” proposal passed out of the House Revenue Committee on Thursday, in a 6-4, party-line vote, providing further evidence that Democrats in the General Assembly just don’t get it. Madigan proposes a constitutional amendment to allow for a 3 percent surcharge on annual income of more than $1 million, with the additional revenue going toward education. If Madigan gets his way, voters will be asked on the Nov. 4 ballot to change the state Constitution to allow the tax. For the record Never mind that the proposal is as much a political Small businesses account attack against Bruce Rauner as it is bad policy. Rauner, for about 80 percent of a self-made millionaire, was new job growth in Illinois. nominated by Republicans to run against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in November. Madigan announced the surcharge just days after the primary. If you want to take shots at a political challenger, buy an ad. Don’t try to change the Constitution. But more importantly, Illinois’ unemployment rate is 8.7 percent, tied with Nevada for the second-highest in the U.S. And if approved, this bill will send the rate skyrocketing. Small businesses account for about 80 percent of new job growth in Illinois. Many of them are set up as Limited Liability Companies, partnerships, sole proprieterships and the like, which pay taxes at the individual rate. “It seems that some people aren’t satisfied with Illinois’ embarrassing rate of out-migration, they want to amend the Constitution to drive even more employers out of the state,” State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said. “Make no mistake about this job-killing legislation. It would hurt small business owners that pay taxes at the individual income tax rate.” Besides that, who in their right mind thinks Illinois state government needs more of our money? And who in their right mind trusts Illinois state government to do anything other than waste it? The state’s workforce – non-millionaires and millionaires alike – already are losing about a week’s worth of pay annually after a cowardly, lame-duck General Assembly approved a “temporary,” 66 percent income tax increase in the middle of the night in January 2011. Part of that “temporary” increase was to be rolled back at the end of this year, after the additional revenue was used to pay down the state’s bills and get Illinois back on solid financial footing. What a whopper of a lie that turned out to be. Turns out almost all of that revenue has gone to the black hole that is the state’s failing pension systems – systems that Quinn, Madigan and the General Assembly knew were on their way to insolvency years ago, yet did nothing. Because of their ineptitude, Quinn last week had the gall to tell state taxpayers that he was recommending the “temporary” increase become permanent. As if that wasn’t the plan all along. Our state’s leaders are afflicted with the delusion that Springfield needs more money, that somehow they can tax their way out of our state’s financial mess. The problem isn’t that we need more money, it’s that our elected officials haven’t taken steps to create the government we can afford. Every new tax lawmakers try to institute delays that reckoning. They must not be allowed to delay it any longer.

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Wind-farm oversight County boards in Illinois have had the responsibility for regulating wind-farm projects for more than a decade. Local control has worked well, and we see no reason for the state to take over. Area county boards are weighing in with opposition to proposed state legislation that would weaken local oversight of wind farms. We think they are right in opposing a bill introduced by Rep. John Sullivan, a Rushville Democrat, that would move wind-farm regulation to the state Department of Agriculture. Sullivan’s bill would give the agriculture department the sole authority to regulate the siting, construction and removal of commercial wind projects and invalidate local wind-farm ordinances across the state. It would standardize such controversial issues as setbacks for wind turbines from primary buildings such as homes. County officials would be notified when a wind-farm development is proposed and would be allowed to hold public hearings and make nonbinding recommendations to the agriculture department, but the decision-making would rest with the department. Kevin Borgia, public policy manager for Wind on the Wires, a regional wind-energy advocacy group, said the state’s wind farms have been built “safely and effectively without statewide regulations,” and county regulations “are generally working well.” In addition, county boards are a much more accessible and responsive forum than the state department of agriculture for people to air complaints about noise, property values, setbacks and other concerns. The (Champaign) News-Gazette

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High pressure will build south from Canada ushering in much colder air. Westerly winds will be gusty at times possibly gusting up to 35 mph. Clouds will quickly move in Wednesday along with periods of rain and wind. More of the same is in store for Thursday and Friday with highs well below normal.

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Sports

The DeKalb (5-0) and Kaneland (3-0) softball teams remain undefeated with victories Monday. PAGE B2

SECTION B Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

BATAVIA 2, KANELAND 1

Knights drop season opener to Bulldogs By IAN MATTHEWS editorial@kcchronicle.com AP photo

Arkush: Allen can’t hide his excitement for Bears Jared Allen is “excited!” In a 25-minute question and answer session, Allen used the word “excited” 20 times. This guy is too amped up to be faking it. What Allen is the most excited about are some of the Bears’ veterans he’ll be joining, and his real belief that his new club can contend for a Super Bowl. Allen spoke reverently about Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings, but the guy he’s the most “excited” to play with is Jeremiah Ratliff. “One of the people that excites me the most is Jay Ratliff. He is an absolute beast in the middle. What he can do from the nose tackle spot or the three-technique is huge. To have a guy that can consistently get three or four yards deep means the quarterback’s got one way to go, to him or me.” Allen just hasn’t gotten the memo yet about Ratliff’s name now being Jeremiah. He also appears to be over the moon about being a Bear. “I’m here for a reason. All my criteria were met after talking to the coaches, but I have to know that I can fit in here. Knowing the history of the Chicago Bears is super cool, I’ve always liked Chicago, I’ve got family here. For me, it all kind of fell in line at the right time at the right place. When everything lined up, there was no doubt this was the best fit for myself, for my family and what I see as the future going forward. We have a great chance to win.” • To read more, log on to ChicagoFootball.com. – Hub Arkush, harkush@chicagofootball.com

Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Kaneland’s Joe Panico slides past home plate before tagging safely during Monday’s game against Batavia at Lee Pfund Stadium in Carol Stream. The Knights lost, 2-1.

CAROL STREAM – It can be tough to measure a baseball team’s potential by the first couple games, but if the early returns for Batavia stay true, the Bulldogs should have quite the season, with depth all over the field, including the pitcher’s mound. One day after beating Benet, 6-1, to start the season, Batavia pitchers Evan Acosta, Nick Bleidorn and Mitch Boyer combined on a four-hitter Monday as the Bulldogs earned a 2-1 win against Kaneland on a beautiful day at Pfund Field. After falling behind Kaneland leadoff hitter Joe Panico 2-0 to start the game, Acosta needed only 10 pitches to strike out Panico, Curtin Thorson and Joe Laudont. Acosta struck out at least two in each of his four innings, leaving with a

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/dcpreps. 1-0 lead. “It was a good outing today – I had nine strikeouts. Fastballs were working today but the curveball wasn’t really where I wanted it to be,” Acosta said. The Bulldogs (2-0) scored their first run in the third on a Laren Eustace bloop single to right. The inning started with Sean Townsend getting hit by a pitch before Jeremy Schoessling singled to center. After both runners moved up

See KNIGHTS, page B2

DEKALB 7, HAMPSHIRE 5

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro basketball Houston at Brooklyn, 7 p.m., TNT Portland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m., TNT Pro baseball N.Y. Yankees at Houston or Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m., MLB Cleveland at Oakland or Seattle at L.A. Angels, 9 p.m., MLB Pro hockey Philadelphia at St. Louis, 7 p.m., NBCSN Men’s basketball NIT, semifinal, Clemson vs. SMU, 6 p.m., ESPN2 NIT, semifinal, Minnesota vs. Florida St., 8 p.m., ESPN2 Women’s basketball NCAA tournament, regional final, Maryland at Louisville, 6 p.m., ESPN NCAA tournament, regional final, North Carolina at Stanford, 8 p.m., ESPN Soccer UEFA, Champions League, quarterfinal, first leg, Bayern Munich at Manchester United, 1:30 p.m., FS1

Danielle Guerra – dguerra@shawmedia.com

DeKalb baserunner Josh Snead slides into Hampshire second baseman Dillon Kuhn while Kuhn attempts to throw a runner out at home Monday during both teams’ season opener at DeKalb High School. DeKalb won, 7-5.

Barbs flawless in the field DeKalb’s defense ‘fantastic’ in season-opening victory over Whips By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com DeKALB – The DeKalb baseball team had only practiced outside a handful of times leading up to Monday’s contest against Hampshire. It was the season opener for both teams, as like other programs through-

big of deal in his case. “I’m used to it, being here so long,” Johnson said. “I’m kind of used to the infield. Newer guys, they’re not used to it.” Although the Barbs at least had some time to play on grass, Hampshire (0-1) hadn’t had the luxury at all. Monday was the first time all spring the Whip-Purs played or practiced on grass. There was some rust, with Hampshire committing three errors.

See BARBS, page B2

ANALYSIS: WHITE SOX 5, TWINS 3

PIRATES 1, CUBS 0

Farewell tour starts with ‘W’

Samardzija gets no support from hitters

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out northern Illinois, they’ve had nonconference games wiped out because of the wintery weather. It was the first time the Barbs were able to use the infield at Dave Pettengell Field on the DeKalb campus. That didn’t seem to show too much with DeKalb’s defense, as the Barbs had an errorless game in a 7-5 win over the Whip-Purs.

“I thought defensively we were fantastic,” Barbs coach Jake Howells said. “... We didn’t make any spectacular plays. But I don’t need us to make spectacular plays, just give me the routine outs all the time.” DeKalb (1-0) senior shortstop Jared Johnson made five putouts behind three Barbs pitchers – starter Zach Moan, Jake Cook and Austin Hop. Moan threw 5⅓ innings, gave up three earned runs and got the win, while Hop recorded the save. Johnson didn’t think using the DHS infield for the first time was too

Next vs. Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, CSN, AM-670

By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO

By GORDON WITTENMYER

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CHICAGO – Each Opening Day the previous 15 years, White Sox captain Paul Konerko could be found manning first base. It was an odd sight Monday at U.S. Cellular Field, during the Sox’s season opening 5-3 win against the Minnesota Twins, to watch Konerko sit on the bench while Cuban slugger Jose Abreu debuted at first.

PITTSBURGH – It’s only one game, and they say they’re confident, etc., etc. But what happened with the Cubs’ hitting in their season opener Monday – more specifically, what didn’t happen – looked more like a repeat of their miserable performance at the plate throughout last season than anything resembling a fresh start. Not that it should be a surprise, considering the primary difference between this group of hitters and last year’s is that 30-homer run pro-

See WHITE SOX, page B2

AP photo

White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko acknowledges the crowd as he is introduced on Opening Day against the Minnesota Twins on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field. Konerko wasn’t in the lineup in the Sox’s 5-3 victory.

Next at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, CSN+, AM-720 ducer Alfonso Soriano was traded away, and slap-hitting, table-setter Emilio Bonifacio was added. Bonifacio did his part Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but nobody drove him in, and the Cubs wasted a strong Opening Day pitching performance from Jeff Samardzija in a 1-0 loss at PNC Park.

See CUBS, page B2


SPORTS

Page B2 • Tuesday, April 1, 2014

8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball DeKalb at Hononegah, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Harvard, 4:30 p.m. IMSA at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Aurora Central Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Softball Johnsburg at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Sterling, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Rockford Boylan at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Sterling at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Stillman Valley, 4:30 p.m. Aurora Central Catholic at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Dixon at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Boys Track Genoa-Kingston at Oregon quad, 4:15 p.m. Indian Creek at Sandwich, 4:30 p.m. Girls Track Genoa-Kingston at Oregon quad, 4:15 p.m. Indian Creek at Sandwich, 4:30 p.m.

PREP ROUNDUP

NBA

Kaneland, DeKalb still unbeaten By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com DeKALB – Kaneland junior pitcher Angie Morrow threw a one-hitter Monday against Batavia as the Knights softball team topped the Bulldogs, 4-0, in an indoor game at the DeKalb Sports and Recreation Center. “I just thought she hit her spots real well today,” Kaneland coach Brian Willis said of Morrow. “She kept Batavia’s hitters off-balance all day long. They got one single off her, so I

think that was key, just hitting her spots.” Kaneland’s Lanie Callaghan went 2 of 3 with a double and an RBI and Willis credited Hayley Contorno with a couple key bunts. Kaneland (3-0) has played three indoor games – also sweeping Riverside-Brookfield in a doubleheader – and now turns its attention to a spring break trip to Tennessee. Willis said the Knights are guaranteed four games in the tournament and could play as many as six.

“I think everybody is excited all the way from the coaching staff down to the last player, we just want to get outside, and it’s supposed to be nice weather out there according to the weatherman,” Willis said. DeKalb wins in rout: DeKalb remained undefeated, winning its fifth consecutive game to start the season with a 24-1 victory over East Aurora at home. The Barbs (5-0) host Streamwood on Friday in another nonconference matchup.

Sycamore High School cheerleading will be holding its Easter Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 in Sycamore. There will be more than 90 booths, a bounce house, coloring contest, hourly drawings, craft table and more than 40 raffle prizes. Admission is free. Contact Sheri Prutton at skprutton@gmail.com for more information.

Girls basketball tryouts Thursday, Friday, April 8 Tryouts for the Aurora Dream basketball program will take place this week and next at Rosary High School in Aurora. Girls from fifth through eighth grades are invited to try out for the program that runs from April to June. Tryout are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 8. Players are required to attend at least one tryout date and there is no fee to try out. Contact Jessie Wilcox by phone at 815-985-0263 or email at jwilcox@rosaryhs.com for more information.

Dunleavy scores 22, Bulls shake off Celtics CHICAGO – Mike Dunleavy had 22 points to lead five teammates in double figures, and the Bulls broke open a close game with 13 straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics, 94-80, Monday night. Joakim Noah had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Jimmy Butler added 18 points, Carlos Boozer 16 and Taj Gibson 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Bulls swept the home-andhome series with the Celtics after posting a 107-102 victory in Boston on Sunday.

Kansas’ Wiggins off to NBA after freshman season LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins made official Monday what he has been telling folks all along: He is headed to the NBA after his only season with the Jayhawks. The 6-foot-8 forward, who was voted second-team All-America earlier in the day, is expected to go in the top three picks in the June draft. Many believe he could go first overall. – Staff, wire reports

BOYS TENNIS DeKalb falls: DeKalb lost to IMSA, 5-0, at home.

• Jay Schwab contributed to this report.

• KNIGHTS Continued from page B1

Baseball Genoa-Kingston at Woodstock North, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Lisle, 4:30 p.m. Softball Sycamore at Harlem, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Woodstock North, 4:30 p.m.

Sycamore cheerleaders to host Easter fundraiser

T’wolves roll: Indian Creek defeated Rockford Christian Life, 25-0, in five innings at home. Amanda Kimpflin struck out 10 in the season-opening win for the Timberwolves (1-0). Hawks lose: Hiawatha lost its season-opening game, 10-4, on the road to Harvard.

Knights off to Cincinnati

WEDNESDAY

8SPORTS SHORTS

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Hampshire baserunner Kyle Rutkowski slides past DeKalb catcher Patrick Aves during Monday’s game in DeKalb. The Barbs won, 7-5, in both teams’ season opener.

Barbs score 3 runs in the 5th inning • BARBS Continued from page B1 “It obviously showed defensively,” Hampshire coach John Sarna said. “That’s where I think we’re going to have to improve. We just weren’t able to make a couple of routine plays that we’re going to have to make in order to be successful.” Whip-Purs starter Andrew Brown held the Barbs scoreless for the first three innings, but the DeKalb bats broke through in the fourth, when designated hitter John Crosby picked up two RBIs, with Johnson and center fielder Josh Snead adding one apiece. DeKalb added three runs in the fifth with RBIs from

Crosby and Patrick Aves. Jake Kuykendall scored on a double-steal attempt with Snead stealing second. Crosby finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs while Kuykendall was 2 for 3 with two runs scored. Logan Haring also was 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored and Johnson had two hits, including a double. For the Barbs, who had their season opener delayed until the last day of March, it was nice just to get back out on the field. “Sitting in school (Monday), you couldn’t even think really, besides baseball,” Johnson said. “You’re checking your scores, it’s Opening Day (in Major League Baseball). You just get pumped up.”

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DeKalb baserunner Austin Hop is caught in a rundown with Hampshire shortstop Michael Merchut (top) on Monday in DeKalb.

on a Steven Busby sacrifice bunt, Townsend was caught trying to race home on a passed ball. Eustace’s hit came off Kaneland reliever Nick Stratman, one of six Knights pitchers on the day. It was the bottom of the order again that produced what turned out to be the game-winning run in the fifth inning. Pinch hitter Kyle Niemiec led off the inning with a double before Schoessling was hit by a pitch. After Niemiec and Schoessling moved up on a double-steal, Busby’s sacrifice fly to left drove in Niemiec to give Batavia a 2-0 lead. Kaneland (0-1) scored its run in the sixth in bizarre fashion. Panico led off the inning with a single up the middle off Bleidorn. On the next pitch, Thorson blooped a hit to right. Panico noticed no one was covering third, so the senior took off. The throw was wild and Panico scored. Thorson tried to score on the next play after Laudont reached on an error but was thrown out at home to keep the score at 2-1. Boyer worked a perfect seventh inning, striking out the side to preserve the win for Batavia. “That may have been one of the most dysfunctional games I’ve ever been a part of,” Kaneland coach Brian Aversa said. “I’m happy that the score stayed 2-1, but I’m not happy with some of the things that we did. We have a lot to improve on.” Kaneland leaves Wednesday morning for a trip to Cincinnati, where the Knights will play some of the best teams from Ohio, including powerhouse Moeller High School. “There are some great teams down there that we play – some powerhouses,” Aversa said. “We’ll see how we stack up against some of the best Ohio competition.”

Konerko last link to ’05 Walker homers in 10th • WHITE SOX

White Sox 5, Twins 3

• CUBS

our guys, and how they’re going to play and how they’re going to produce,” new hitting coach Bill Mueller said. “We had some opportunities, and I’d rather have those opportunities than not have them at all. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out. But there’s many more to come, and the more opportunities we get, we will have success.” After spending last season as the worst-hitting team in the majors with men in scoring position (.218), the Cubs went 0 for 11 in that situation Monday. “I thought we had some good at-bats,” first-year manager Rick Renteria said. “We just weren’t able to get it done.” Certainly, Pirates ace Francisco Liriano was part of the problem, bringing 10-strikeout stuff to a largely overmatched lineup for six innings. “He’s one of the best in the game. You tip your hat to him for throwing a great game,” first baseman Anthony Rizzo said, “but we had our opportunities.” Nobody more than Rizzo, who’s trying to move past his .191 season with men in scoring position last year but who, on this day at last, exemplified the team’s woes. Rizzo was hitless from the cleanup spot, including at-bats with men in scoring position – with two of his three strikeouts coming in those situations. He stranded four runners.

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game and going out there and really putting us in a position to win,” manager Robin Ventura said. “And the young guys, they were exciting, and I think again the (windy) conditions you really had to concentrate, and for us to play a clean game defensively is big and is just a step in the right direction.”

The game ended on Neil Walker’s home run off Carlos Villanueva leading off the bottom of the 10th inning. But this one was decided long before that, when the Cubs put the leadoff man on five times before extra innings without scoring – three times putting him at second with none out. They reached third base once. If this wasn’t a tone-setter for the new season, it was at least a reminder of the same old stuff from last year. “You can only control what you can control,” said Samardzija, who pitched seven efficient innings – for 15 total scoreless innings over his consecutive Opening Day starts. “We have a bat, too. We have a say in how it turns out. ... “But ultimately, we’re out there pitching, and that’s our job. These guys are working hard; they’re doing what they can do; and we have their back 100 percent.” If there was an area of clearest concern coming into this season, it was how the Cubs could expect to get more production from a lineup that was shut out 16 times last year and produced the third-fewest runs in the majors – and that got no significant help in the offseason. The starting rotation was rebuilt, and the bullpen seems much improved. But how often can they score enough to give • Gordon Wittenmyer covthe relievers a lead to work ers the Cubs for the Chicago with? Sun-Times. Follow him on “I’m very confident with twitter @GDubCub.

Tipping point: The White Sox scored two runs in both the second Although Opening Day and third innings to take the lead, signifies a new season, it also brings the beginning to the end which they wouldn’t relinquish. of an era for the Sox. Konerko, Although the Twins had the game-tying run at the plate in the who will retire at the end of the season, is the last player ninth after a one-out double, closer remaining from the Sox’s 2005 Matt Lindstrom retired the next two World Series title team. Yet batters to preserve the win. Konerko and the Sox have no On the mound: Chris Sale, makqualms about the situation. ing his second straight Opening Day “Throughout the whole start, earned the win by surrendergame, Paulie actually came ing three runs in 7⅓ innings. Sale and congratulated me when struck out eight and walked one on I made a good play or hit the 108 pitches. Lindstrom picked up ball,” Abreu said through an his first save since April 14, 2011, interpreter. “That’s something against the Mets as a member of I’m very thankful for. To be the Rockies. honest with you, I’m very At the plate: OF Alejandro De Aza proud to be right next to Paulie recorded the first multihomer game in the dugout and be able to of his career and became the first play with him.” Sox player to homer twice on OpenAs Konerko steps back and ing Day since Jim Thome in 2008 at takes on a reduced role this Cleveland. De Aza’s two-run homer season, guys such as Abreu, in the second gave the Sox a 2-0 Chris Sale and Adam Eaton lead. Jose Abreu (2 for 4) doubled represent the new era. Sale, in his first major-league at-bat on who made his second straight the first pitch he saw. Adam Eaton, Opening Day start, delivered Alexei Ramirez and Avisail Garcia a solid performance, allowing also had two hits. three runs on five hits in 7⅓ Under the radar: The Sox improved innings with eight strikeouts to 60-54 in Opening Day games, to pick up the win. And he walked off the field to a standincluding a 28-23 record in home ing ovation. openers. They’ve been particularly “I think [Sale] controlled his good as of late, winning 12 of their emotions of opening the first past 13 openers at U.S. Cellular Field. Five Sox made their first career Opening Day starts – Abreu, Eaton, Avisail Garcia, Conor Gillaspie and Marcus Semien – and it’s the start of a youth infusion that general manager Rick Hahn believes the team needs.

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New York Cleveland Detroit Boston Orlando Philadelphia Milwaukee

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Phoenix 44 30 .595 14 Minnesota 36 37 .493 21½ New Orleans 32 42 .432 26 Denver 32 42 .432 26 Sacramento 26 48 .351 32 L.A. Lakers 25 48 .342 32½ Utah 23 52 .307 35½ x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Monday’s Results Bulls 94, Boston 80 San Antonio 103, Indiana 77 Charlotte 100, Washington 94 Miami 93, Toronto 83 Detroit 116, Milwaukee 111 Atlanta 103, Philadelphia 95 L.A. Clippers 114, Minnesota 104 Sacramento 102, New Orleans 97 Memphis 94, Denver 92 New York 92, Utah 83 Today’s Games Houston at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Golden State at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE x-St. Louis x-Anaheim x-San Jose x-Colorado x-Hawks Los Angeles Minnesota Phoenix

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L OT Pts GF GA 17 6 110 241 158 22 5 101 232 185 26 7 93 199 189 30 4 88 205 183 25 9 91 223 201 27 8 86 213 210 26 14 84 202 213 30 6 82 208 200

Washington 75 34 28 13 81 217 226 Toronto 76 36 32 8 80 220 239 New Jersey 75 32 28 15 79 184 195 Ottawa 75 32 29 14 78 218 250 Carolina 75 32 32 11 75 187 210 N.Y. Islanders 74 29 35 10 68 206 247 Florida 76 27 41 8 62 182 250 Buffalo 74 20 45 9 49 142 222 Two points for win, one point for OT loss x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Monday’s Results Ottawa 2, Carolina 1 (SO) New Jersey 6, Florida 3 Winnipeg at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Today’s Games New Jersey at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Calgary at Toronto, 6 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 6 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 6 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at St. Louis, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Winnipeg at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB 1 0 1.000 — 1 0 1.000 — 0 0 .000 ½ 0 1 .000 1 0 1 .000 1 East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 1 0 1.000 — Tampa Bay 1 0 1.000 — New York 0 0 .000 ½ Boston 0 1 .000 1 Toronto 0 1 .000 1 West Division W L Pct GB Houston 0 0 .000 — Los Angeles 0 0 .000 — Oakland 0 0 .000 — Seattle 0 0 .000 — Texas 0 1 .000 ½ Monday’s Results White Sox 5, Minnesota 3 Detroit 4, Kansas City 3 Philadelphia 14, Texas 10 Baltimore 2, Boston 1 Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 2 Cleveland at Oakland (n) Seattle at L.A. Angels (n) Today’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 0-0) at Houston (Feldman 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Toronto (Hutchison 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Burnett 0-0) at Texas (M.Perez 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 0-0) at Oakland (Kazmir 0-0), 9:05 p.m. Seattle (Ramirez 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Wilson 0-0), 9:05 p.m.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 1 0 1.000 — Pittsburgh 1 0 1.000 — St. Louis 1 0 1.000 — Cubs 0 1 .000 1 Cincinnati 0 1 .000 1 East Division W L Pct GB Miami 1 0 1.000 — Philadelphia 1 0 1.000 — Washington 1 0 1.000 — Atlanta 0 1 .000 1 New York 0 1 .000 1 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego 1 0 1.000 — Los Angeles 2 1 .667 — San Francisco 0 0 .000 ½ Colorado 0 1 .000 1 Arizona 0 2 .000 1½ Monday’s Results Pittsburgh 1, Cubs 0 (10 inn.) Washington 9, N.Y. Mets 7 (10 inn.) Philadelphia 14, Texas 10 Milwaukee 2, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 1, Cincinnati 0 Miami 10, Colorado 1 San Francisco at Arizona (n) Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 0-0) at San Diego (Kennedy 0-0), 5:40 p.m. Colorado (Anderson 0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Burnett 0-0) at Texas (M.Perez 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Wood 0-0) at Milwaukee (Lohse 0-0), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 0-0) at Arizona (Miley 0-1), 8:40 p.m.


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Power back in the spotlight ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Will Power left a late dinner and headed out on foot through the downtown streets of St. Petersburg, where nearly every stranger he passed congratulated him on his win. It was the same way at the restaurant, as diner after diner stopped by his table. Even the manager, who moved things around on a crowded Sunday night to accommodate the winner of the season-opening IndyCar Series race. Power was a bit embarrassed. But attention is the price of winning, and Power had not done much of that in the past 23 months. After opening the 2012 season with three consecutive wins, Power fell into an unusual slump. He didn’t win again that season, but used consistency to remain in the title hunt, only to cough away his chance at the title by crashing early in the finale. It was a heartbreaking defeat for Power, who lost the championship in the final race of the season for the third consecutive year. Losing is the lowest form of misery for the hyper-focused Australian. His fitness and diet regime are obsessive, his quirks can be considered eccentric and Power has been accused more than once of being consumed by racing and what it takes to be a champion. Yet as he slumped through most of 2013 – he was winless the first 14 races and the one-year anniversary of his last victory came and went – Power found that he never had been happier. He learned to accept defeat. It required him learning how to let it go, to stop obsessing over the smallest of details, and to go into every race weekend determined to have some fun and not stress about the championship. “I’ve just got to keep reminding myself, ‘It doesn’t matter if you lose,’ ” Power said after Sunday’s win.

SPRINT CUP SERIES Duck Commander 500 Race time: 2 p.m. Sunday Site: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas TV: FOX

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

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SPRINT CUP SERIES 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. .............. 227 2. Matt Kenseth.......................218 3. Carl Edwards........................217 4. Jeff Gordon...........................216 5. Jimmie Johnson..................209 6. Kyle Busch............................189 7. Brad Keselowski..................188 8. Joey Logano.........................187 9. Austin Dillon ........................179 10. Ryan Newman ...................174 11. Paul Menard........................168 12. Denny Hamlin ....................165 13. Brian Vickers......................165 14. Marcos Ambrose...............162 15. Tony Stewart .....................154 16. A J Allmendinger ...............152 17. Clint Bowyer.......................150 18. Greg Biffle...........................149 19. Kyle Larson.........................148 20. Kurt Busch .........................146 21. Casey Mears ......................146 22. Kasey Kahne......................145 23. Jamie McMurray.............. 140 24. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. .........136 25. Kevin Harvick ....................135 26. Aric Almirola......................132 27. Justin Allgaier................... 109 28. Martin Truex Jr. ................105 29. Danica Patrick.................. 104 30. Reed Sorenson.................. 101 31. Michael Annett ................... 88 32. Cole Whitt........................... 86 33. David Gilliland .................... 85 34. David Ragan........................ 85 35. Alex Bowman ......................73 36. Josh Wise ............................ 59 37. Ryan Truex ...........................47 38. Travis Kvapil....................... 45 39. Parker Kligerman ................36 40. Bobby Labonte................... 29 41. Jeff Burton............................27 42. Michael McDowell............. 26 43. Terry Labonte..................... 24 44. David Reutimann................16 45. Timmy Hill..............................7 46. David Stremme.....................5 47. Michael Waltrip ....................4 SPRINT CUP WINNERS 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ....................1 1. Kevin Harvick ............................1 1. Carl Edwards .............................1 1. Kurt Busch .................................1 1. Brad Keselowski .......................1 1. Kyle Busch .................................1

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Will Power celebrates in Victory Circle after winning the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

IN THE PITS Jenna Fryer “You’ve just got to keep reminding yourself that it’s a race, and you race hard to win a race. I just race now, race hard. That’s the only way to think of it, not think of points. “I want to win a championship, but I like winning races. Hopefully, the two come together and it happens.” It finally came together for Power in the 15th race last season at Sonoma, where he picked up his first win of the year. He won at Houston, and again in the season finale at Fontana, the same place he had crashed away the championship a year before. Power finished fourth in the final standings, his worst result since he became a fulltime driver for Team Penske in 2010. But he won three of the final five races, and that was good enough for him. “I hate attention. I just loved last year. No one paid attention. I could just do my thing,” he said. “I hope it continues. I don’t want people

to talk about me. I like to be low key. I don’t like to be in the limelight.” And he wasn’t during the offseason or the buildup to the St. Pete opener. The attention was instead on new teammate Juan Pablo Montoya’s return to IndyCar after more than a decade away, or Tony Kanaan’s move to replace Dario Franchitti at Target/Chip Ganassi Racing. There was talk about Scott Dixon’s bid to defend his series title, Sebastien Bourdais’ quick pace in offseason testing and Ryan HunterReay’s attempt to return to his championship form. Nothing about Power. That changed Sunday, when he led a race-high 74 of 110 laps and cruised to the win. That makes four of the past six, dating to last season’s strong close, and now one can’t help but wonder if Power again will be in the mix to win everything this year. “Will is quick no matter what. If he gets out in front, it’s going to be hard to take it away from him,” said HunterReay, who beat Power for the title in 2012. “He’s going to be

in the hunt for the championship no matter what, unless he has some crazy bad luck. Will definitely hasn’t skipped a beat. He’ll be a definite pain in the rear end this year.” So whether he likes it or not, the attention is on Power. And no matter how hard he tries, he still can’t shake his compulsive urge to win every time he gets in the car. But he can manage it a whole lot better. “Can you have fun not winning? Do I have fun? No,” he admitted. “You know what? You come here to win. Good, hard racing is fun. You start at the back of the grid, you finish up third, that’s fun. There’s nothing worse than just struggling, though, not having the car or equipment to do well. That gives you a good hit – your self-confidence, you start to question yourself. “I just remind myself that everyone is human, you’re capable of doing everything everyone else is if you work hard.”

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

• Jenna Fryer is The Associated Press’ auto racing writer.

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Readers help to celebrate the foolish season Dear Readers: It’s April Fools’ Day, the one day I can share some of the more unique letters that come my way – clearly, more than a few of which were written in an attempt to have some fun with me. Enjoy! Dear Abby: Many times when I would wake up in the morning, I’d find toothpaste already on my toothbrush, courtesy of my foreign-born girlfriend, “Inger.” Because I am chivalrous, I figured I would return the favor. So at night before going to bed or in the morning, I’d tiptoe to the bathroom and put toothpaste on her toothbrush. Well, the other day Inger told me, “DON’T put toothpaste on my toothbrush!” I was flabbergasted. And if

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips that’s not enough, she no longer preps my toothbrush, either. I know, I know – I should have asked a simple “Why?” but I wasn’t in the mood for drama. Now it’s eating at me and I just don’t get it. – Confused in Connecticut Dear Confused: I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but here it is: Inger appears to be giving you the brush-off. Dear Abby: I have this really hot, sexy latex dress in lilac. I can’t decide which color 6-inch stilettos to wear with

it, black or white. I don’t want to look trashy. – Fashionista in The East Dear Fashionista: With latex in April, wear flats and a LONG overcoat. Dear Abby: I married a wonderful man last week. It was the wedding of my dreams except for one thing: My husband’s sister brought six birds with her and insisted it was perfectly acceptable to keep them in the reception area. My new in-laws all said I was “unreasonable” for not allowing the caged birds in the reception area. I was strong and stood my ground. After a year of preparation, I didn’t want our nuptials spoiled by uninvited birds. Has anyone ever written to you about uninvit-

ed birds being brought to a wedding? – Ruffled Feathers in Reno Dear Ruffled: The only ones I can recall were a few cuckoos, but I’m not sure they were of the avian variety. Dear Abby: I have a dear old friend I talk with on the phone several times a day. She is the talkative type and sometimes keeps me on the phone for half an hour at a time. The problem is I have an overactive bladder and sometimes must rush to the bathroom. It’s very embarrassing. Is there a nice way to tell her I need to get off the phone for a few minutes without being rude or too specific? – Leaking in Las Vegas Dear Leaking: Yes. Tell her to hang on, you’ll be back in

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Dear Abby: All the letters you have printed about pennies brought back the memories of what happened in our family when I was very small. My mother won a $10 gold piece for her sponge cake, but our family dog swallowed the coin. You are probably wondering if we got the coin back. No, we didn’t. Turned out the coin was counterfeit, and the dog couldn’t “pass it.” – Gotcha! in Amherst, Ohio Dear Gotcha!: Now that’s a shaggy dog story if I ever heard one. (And for a moment, I swallowed it.) • Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Mental exercises may help slow memory loss Dear Dr. K: As I get older, I’ve noticed that I have more trouble remembering certain types of information. But other types of memory are as strong as ever. Is this true, or just wishful thinking on my part? Dear Reader: You’ve made an interesting observation – and an accurate one. As we age, some information does become harder to recall, and new memories may be harder to lay down in the brain. But other memories remain as accessible as ever. In particular, there is truth in the old saying that “You never forget how to ride a bicycle.” Procedural memory – by which you remember processes and skills such as how to ride a bike, serve a

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff tennis ball or accomplish routine tasks – does not fade with age. In fact, it’s so resilient that it remains intact even in people with early- to midstage Alzheimer’s. But other kinds of memory are more likely to decline with age. These include: • Images and details of experiences you have had. For example, which stock you sold last year from your retirement account. • Factual knowledge, such as remembering the exact year World War I started.

(As I wrote this, I realized I wasn’t sure myself which year it was. But, with a little help from Wikipedia, I learned it was 1914.) • Spatial memory. For example, learning the directions to a new location. It’s not just that you learn this sort of information more slowly; you may have more trouble recalling it because you hadn’t fully learned it in the first place. Some of what we know about age-related memory loss comes from studies of animals. In one study, older mice took longer to learn to escape from a maze than younger mice. These results are consistent with what we notice about ourselves as we

age. Say, for example, that you and your grandchild learn a new computer game together. Chances are that the next day the child will remember more of the details of how to play the game than you do. Willpower and effort can overcome some age-related difficulties. We now know that in many instances, if you make the effort to learn something well, you’ll be able to recall it as well as a younger person can. Mental exercises probably can help, too. This is a controversial area, since some studies have not found a clear benefit from mental exercises, while others have. Why the inconsistent results? There probably are two reasons. The

first is that the people who participate in the studies are different. In some studies, the participants have no detectable mental deficits. In other studies, participants have mild cognitive impairment. The second reason is that there are many different types of mental exercises. Some may work, and others may not. That’s why I’m dubious of absolute statements like “mental exercises work.” I think we will find that some specific types of exercises do work for specific types of people. And I hope that happens soon – so that I’ll always know when World War I started!

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Your parents simply want what’s best for you Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and have a younger brother and sister. Recently I moved in with my father (my parents are divorced) because my mom and I didn’t get along. I love my mom very much, and she wants me to move back home with her, but I like living with my father. Please give me your advice. – Sarah, Ames, Iowa Sarah: Both Mom and Dad want what’s best for you. Have Mom, Dad and you meet at Mom’s house and together decide what’s in your best interest. Dr. Wallace: This letter is for guys who might have the same problem that I had. Brittany and I were good

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace friends. We went out for lunch occasionally, but we never really dated. Still, we were good friends and cared a lot about each other. Last year I met Kayla, and we started going steady. At first, Kayla was very suspicious about my relationship with Brittany. It almost caused us to break up. Then one Saturday, I invited them both to lunch without telling the other it was going to be a threesome. After the girls ordered, I left to do an “errand”

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TODAY – Your instincts and abilities have helped you get where you are. Continued self-discipline and dedication will help you achieve even greater goals. Avoid negativity and self-doubt, and believe in your abilities. Develop a strategy that will utilize your skills to reach your goals. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – A new moneymaking opportunity will develop. Unexpected bills will be incentive for you to explore new possibilities that could help increase your earning potential. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Your skills and knowledge should be put to better use. Finding ways to budget better and to increase your skills and talents will help you get ahead financially and ease stress. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Don’t let restlessness be your downfall. Use pent-up energy to make improvements to your home or self. Updating your image can provide you with the inspiration that you need to move forward. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Widen your social circle. Get involved in group activities or a club. Your generous nature will be put to good use, and you will make some interesting new friends. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Now is a favorable time to make a move. Use every resource available to you. Interviews and employment possibilities will have positive results. You will impress others with your professional insight. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You may be hardworking, but you need some recreation also. Mix business with pleasure and you’ll make new allies. Stimulate your creativity by exploring different cultures and customs. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – It’s time for a change. If an emotional situation is causing you anxiety or headaches, consider moving on. Take a look at available real estate or a community that interests you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Spice up your love life with a little romance. Whether you go dining, dancing or just stay at home, tune out any distractions and devote yourself to someone you enjoy being with. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Strive to get into a position that allows you to help others. Use any chance you get to improve your professional relationships and gain respect. Offer assistance and you’ll get high returns. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Interacting and socializing with clients and co-workers will help you gain valuable business connections. Consider taking in a sporting event, or devise your own friendly competition. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You’ll face opposition regarding a decision that changes the landscape at home or your workplace. You will win in the end, but don’t go over- budget if you want to avoid being ridiculed. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Whether you are involved in group functions or meetings, compromise will be the key. Get together with loved ones and plan a trip or activity that everyone will enjoy.

and was gone about half an hour. When I returned, Brittany and Kayla had become good friends, and they are still good friends even though Kayla and I are now married. – Josh, Merrillville, Ind. Josh: Brilliant bit of strategy! Who said, “three’s a crowd”? Dr. Wallace: I have a most unusual problem, and I need your help. My boyfriend and I are both 17, and we have been dating for over six months. Everything was going beautifully until my boyfriend’s cousin, also 17, came to town. Naturally, Ryan (my boyfriend) and Jake (his cousin) do many things together.

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It has become quite obvious now that Jake is jealous of the time Ryan and I spend together and is doing everything possible to break us up. Jake has spread untrue rumors about my reputation, made obscene phone calls to me, and even called me filthy names in front of my friends. Last night I was over at Ryan’s house, and Jake was also there and called me a “pig” in front of Ryan and his parents. I was so embarrassed that I burst into tears. I love Ryan very much and I know he loves me, but I am at wit’s end to solve my problem with Jake. I’ve talked to Ryan about it but he said he can’t do anything about it.

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Please help me, and fast. – Nameless, Lake Charles, La. Nameless: Your boyfriend could do something about the problem if he really wanted to. Don’t take one more insult from Jake. Inform Ryan that you are not going to see him when he is with Jake. If Ryan doesn’t like this, then inform him that he must take care of the problem immediately. Tell Ryan the next insult from Jake will be the last you will hear and the last time you will see him. Make sure he knows you are giving him a choice – Jake or you.

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

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The bidding tells you what to do Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese artist, poet and writer who died in 1931, said, “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” I must remember that. Look at the North and South hands. After East opens one spade, South ends in three no-trump. West leads a low spade. What should declarer do? A one-no-trump overcall shows about 15.5-17.5 points – a tad stronger than a one-notrump opening – because it is a dangerous bid to make. If the responder has a good hand, he will double for penalty, and unless the overcaller’s partner has a long suit in which to seek refuge, the penalty could be sizable. Note West’s lead. When a defender has not supported partner’s suit, giving length information is more important than strength information. Leading a low card is a singleton or from at least three. (If West has raised, so is known to have length, he applies BoSToN: Bottom of Something, Top of Nothing.) South starts with six top tricks: two spades (given the lead), three hearts and one club. He needs to establish three diamond winners. Next, he should check the high-card points. Dummy has 10 and declarer holds 16. That leaves 14 for the opponents. Since East opened the bidding, he clearly has the diamond ace. South should take the first trick, play a heart to dummy’s ace, lead a diamond to his king, return a diamond, and play low from the dummy. When East’s ace appears, declarer has his nine tricks.


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Old Wood Milk Crates - Assorted Dairies & Dates, Good Condition, 4 left, $25 each, Sycamore. 815-762-0382 Vintage Clutch Purses Four – Gold, Silver, Beaded & Black Patent Leather – Excellent Condition - $100 for all 4 815-895-4770

Cocoon Bike Seat for Child Like New - $20. 815-517-3134 Girl's Disney Princesses Two Wheel Bike, 12.5" Wheels, $18, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Radio Flyer Child Bike Tricycle Red & Blue In Color, $22, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.

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Kitchen Table & 4 Chairs Like New - $40. 815-784-2857 Kitchen Table – Seats 6 White tile table w/bench & 4 chairs, blond wood around edge of table & seats of chairs, 60” x 36.5” Cash only - $300 630-673-6950 after 5pm

SOFA - teal green (with colored specks) $175 REFINISHED DESK - 42” wide/ 29” high $150. Call 815-825-2275

Framed Art - Autographed Cartoon Cell - Hanna/Barbera - Characters On Parade" Documented, Mint Condition $400 - Moving Sycamore 815-762-0382

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Precious Moments Wedding Figurine, "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114, Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

Large Assortment of Ballpoint Pens w/ Advertising, Make Reasonable Offer. 815-895-5732

Piano Teacher has Openings

Needed 5-11am Weekdays. Apply in person: Elleson's Bakery, 344 W. State St, Sycamore.

Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

Oak TV Cabinet Solid Oak, Lighted w/ 2 pull outs & storage, 40.5”w x 22”d x 75”h, fits 39” TV - Excellent Condition $200. 815-508-1442 after 12p

for new students. 20+ years of exp. Master's in Music Ed, Sycamore Area, call Ruth. 815-895-5933

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?

OFFICE LIQUIDATION EVENT Saturday, April 5, 2014 9 AM-3 PM High end, good quality filing cabinets, desks, copiers, monitors, GPS's, cameras and much more! 1500 E Lincoln Hwy, Ste 2, DeKalb, IL 60115 Jessica 815-905-9869

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

Hot Point, white, never used. $100 815-748-5215

WE DO IT ALL Immediate opening for experienced Diesel Truck/trailer Mechanic. email resume to: roubij1@rochelletruckcenter.com

GREAT CONDITION CANON COPIERS ImageRunner 3225 is a black and white copier with low meter reading, that enables simultaneous copying, printing, scanning, sending and faxing. Asking $2900 OBO Color ImageRunner C2550 with low meter readings is a full-color copier that enables simultaneous copying, printing, scanning, sending and faxing. Asking $3900 OBO Call Jessica - (815) 905-9869

DECK STAIN New, $4/gallon, several colors. 815-479-1000

Smaller with 4 wooden chairs. $150. 630-232-1982

Bathroom Rug Set 3 pieces, light purple, new $15. 815-895-5732 DESK - 52" x 24" Steel Desk w/ small left side return, Includes: chair & lamp. Great shape, $95 Sycamore. 815-762-0382 Interior Wood Door - 36", golden solid oak, six panel style, right side hinges, Includes frame & privacy lock set installed - Excellent condition $85/OBO Sycamore. 815-762-0382 Plastic Drum - White, 55 gal. Great For Rain Barrel Project Sycamore. $25 OBO - Moving. 815-762-0382 White Plastic Utility Laundry Sink, double bowel, includes drain & faucet hardware, great shape $50. 815-762-0382 Sycamore

Adidas Everyday Shoes - Boy's Men's Size 7.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Boy's Men's Nike Cleats Shoes, Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Chainsaw – Older McCulloch Mac 10-10 chainsaw 16' bar $50 815-748-7693 Cherokee Black Casual Dress Tie Shoes - Boy's Men's Size 6, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Child Bike Helmet w/Blue Strap, White In Color & Has Picture Of Kangaroo On Front & Says Kangaroo, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. Dehumidifier, White Westinghouse, Auto, 40 Pints $50 815-748-7693

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I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.

Diodora Cleats Shoes Boy's Men's Size 8, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

Easter Music Box – Ceramic Plays “In Your Easter Bonnet” $5. 815-895-5732

815-814-1964

Merry Go Round: Easter Bunny 11”H x 6”W, Plays “In Your Easter Bonnet” $15. 815-895-5732 Sneaux Black Sneakers - Boy's Men's Size 7 Everyday Shoes, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.

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Calico, beautiful, 1 blonde, 1 black white, hand raised, litter trained. 815-498-9128

12 pc. Black Rod Iron outdoor furniture set – moving, call Steve $300 815-970-3055

Bow & Arrows Black Bear II- 2 arrows & camo case. $200 obo 815-756-0485 Canoe – 17-1/2' Fiberglass, Flat bottom w/ paddles & some camping gear, Excellent Condition $300. 815-827-3692 before 9pm

Fisher Price Toddler/Child Musical Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony Ride On Yellow/Tan Horse On Green Platform. Like New $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. Little Tikes Red Fire Truck Ride In/On Car, Has Face In Front, Very Cute! $30, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Little Tikes Teal Coupe Car Has Floor Board & Handle For Parent To Push Smaller Child & Floor Board Can Be Taken Out & Child Can Move "Ride or Drive" The Car Around With Their Feet. Car Has Steering Wheel & A Beeping Horn, $25, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. NEW American Girl Bitty Baby Doll Set w/ Doll, Book & Star, Includes Deluxe 15 Piece Layette Collection; Dress, Cardigan, Pants, Tights, Shoes. Rattle, Bottle, Bib & Hangers All In a Satin Storage Suitcase. All new & in original packaging $150 for all, 815-739-1953

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

815-575-5153 WE PAY THE BEST! For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans with or without titles. 630-817-3577 or 219-697-3833

2000 UTILITY TRAILER Great shape, built in tool box in front, $350/obo. 815-528-8457

Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle Slip On Mufflers - EPA stamped. Off of 2011 Ultra Classic Limited. 15,000 miles on them - excellent condition. $300 firm. Call 815895-6096 - leave message.

Radio Flyer Inchworm Bouncing Caterpillar Ride On, Red Hat & Red Seat & Green Body On Four Wheels, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373.

WORK GLOVES - 120 pair, New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $40 for all, Sycamore. 815-762-0382

LAWN TOOL CADDY, plastic, on casters, holds 20+ tools great shape, 40"x 40"x 20" $25/OBO, Moving, Sycamore. 815-762-0382 Sidewalk Edger – Gas, 4.5Hp. Looks & Runs Like New $205/OBO. 815-757-8007 String Trimmer – Troybilt 22” Walk Behind, 4Hp., Looks & Runs Like New - $210/OBO 815-757-8007

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19 Head Boer Cross, $200/all. 847-989-0510 SHELVING UNITS - 10 Metal Shelving Units & Tool Stands - Light To Medium Duty, most on casters Assorted Sizes Moving $10-$40 Each. Sycamore. 815-762-0382

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2 ton engine lift american made, like new used 1 time $250. 815-467-6488 Adidas Cleats Shoes, Boy's Men's Size 6, $5, 815-739-1953. DeKalb,

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1998 Oldsmobile Sillouette Wagon 4 door, 7 passenger. Top condition $3000 815-758-0869 LEXUS ES 350 - 2007 dark gray interior, light gray leather interior, navigation. premium plus package, excellent condition, $14,500, 92,600/k 847-669-5523

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DeKalb. REDUCED! Nice, Clean 2BR Ranch. Only $74,900. Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 HURRY! Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Daily Chronicle Classified

215 East Duffy Rd, Single Story Building Independent Living

1 Bedroom, Income Based Community Room, Laundry Facility Maintance Free Exterior. 3 Bedrms, Living Rm, Family Rm, All Appliances. Full Basement. FHA/VA READY

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

29955 Ellen Drive

In peaceful Ellen Oaks, Beautiful brick/cedar 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath ranch on 1/2 acre lot with mature trees, remodeled 2008. Hardwood, carpet, ceramic flrs, A/C, deck, quartz counters and SS appl,1st floor laundry, frplc, full basement, 2-1/2 car gar. Sycamore School District.

$218,000

815-739-1734 or 815-895-4480

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: 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 # 13-01572 I596328 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 18, 25 & April 1, 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: 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.)

Older Mobile Home in Northern Wisconsin on the Chippewa Flowage. 60'x14' closed in porch, well maintained, appl. Ready to move into. Pier priviledges incl. $18,500 815-761-0460

Hinckley ~ Rimsnider Road Becherer Farm, approx 80 acres. 76.6 tillable acres with 2 story farm house and ranch house. $1,725,600. 859-630-5920

SYCAMORE: FOR SALE OR LEASE Sycamore Commercial Unit, Great Location, approx. 2300sq ft, Heated Floor, 14' Overhead Door, Floor Drain, Office, Loft 815-761-6898

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SYCAMORE GREEN APARTMENTS

Waterman Garden Apt. Community

Location: South of Rte 64 Between County Line Rd. & Rte 47. Kaneland Schools. 3 Bedrms, 1 1/2 Baths. Custom Kitchen. Enough land to have a garden-chickens-rabbits?

SYCAMORE

Open House Sunday's 1-3PM

Must be 62 years of age or older, or handicap/disabled, regardless of age.

Professionally Managed by PPM, LLC. This Institution Is An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Phone 815-264-3492 TDD 800-525-0857

Rent Starting at: 1BR - $524-$544 2BR - $560-$580 On-site Management On-site Laundry Off Street Parking No Pets Temporarily accepting applications from households who are not income eligible Please stop by or call for an application 1117 S. Cross St. Sycamore, IL 815-895-9594 Professionally managed by: WI Management Co. Madison, WI An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.


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SYCAMORE: NEWER 2BR Upper. CA. DW. W/D on Site. Off-Street Prkg. No pets. $695 Incl. Water & Garbage. J&A RE 815-970-0679

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Dec/Jan. Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

Cortland - Now Available Updated 2BR, 1BA, $750/mo + sec, no pets 815-909-6199

DeKalb-Stunning 3BR 2+BA Condo 2Car Gar, Basement A must see! $1300/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 DEKALB: 2BR townhouse. Lg rooms. A/C, W/D, full bsmt. Offstreet parking. 1st/last/sec. Avail. Immediately. 815-751-3830 SYCAMORE McLaren Manor. 3-bdrm, 2 bath, W/D, balcony, fireplace, garage. $1250 mo. 847-683-9207

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR Great location! 2BA, 2 car garage, skylights, appl, W/D, C/A, $935. No pets. a 815-758-0123 SYCAMORE/DEKALB off Coltonville Sm. 3 Bedroom Condo. Water & Garbage incl., $800/mo + No pets 815-758-0019

Sycamore/River's Edge Condo 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, granite counter tops, SS appliances, extra large laundry room, 1 car garage. $1100/mo. 630-742-9153

DeKalb 1BR $550, 2BR $650

Hillcrest Place Apts.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600 hillcrestplaceaptsdekalb.com DEKALB - 1BR 1BA Apt Quiet location, W/D, Vaulted ceilings, Central A/C, $650/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 DEKALB - 2BR 1BA Apt Avail Now Quiet upper unit, W/D in bldg 230 S. 9th Street $575/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768

DEKALB - SPACIOUS MARKET APARTMENTS Starting @ $599, 2 Bedroom $683, 3 Bedroom Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK.

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd. 815-758-7859

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Clean, quiet, 1 bath, appliances included, available now. 815-758-6580 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

DEKALB QUIET 2 BEDROOM

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

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2, 3BR

Lease, deposit, ref, no pets.

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

DEKALB QUIET, SPACIOUS 2BR Incl W/D, wood floors, balcony. Off St. parking, no dogs/smoking. $765/mo. 630-665-0382

DeKalb Very Nice 1BR-2BR All utilities incl, no smoking. $750/mo. 815-756-1777 DeKalb ~ Newer 2BR Duplex ! Brand New Unit ! Appl, W/D, walk in-closets, no pets. $950/mo + 1st/last /sec. 815-739-4442 Genoa- Cute 1 BR upper w/garage heat, water, garbage, incl. $600/mo 1st/lst/sec req. No dogs 815-519-1460

ROCHELLE 1 & 2 BEDROOM Remodeled, clean and quiet. Available now. 815-758-6580 or 815-901-3346

The Knolls Hot new deluxe townhomes. 2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?

Starting at $645

815-757-1907 Dekalb: 3 Bdr, 2 Bath. Ranch 2 car att. gar, bsmt, laundryhook-up, no pets/smoking $1000/mo. 815-464-8646

Genoa ! Clean, Quiet Area ! 2BR, 1BA, C/A, appliances, W/D, 1 car garage, no pets/smoking. $800/mo. 815-784-3411 SYCAMORE'S FINEST DUPLEX - 2BR RANCH. Garage, Basement, Yard. $1075. June 1. 417-581-1588. See >>> WWW.PARKRENT.INFO

DEKALB - 3BR 2BA House Garage, Fenced Yard, W/D 548 Kendall, $1150/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 DEKALB - 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on Lincoln Hwy, near downtown. Large kitchen, family room and living room, Fenced yard, basement, Hardwood floors. No pets. $1400 per month. Duff Properties, LLC. duffpropertiesllc@gmail.com 815-827-3434 DEKALB - 824 E. GARDEN ST Large 4br, 2ba, 2.5 car gar w/loft. W/D, Cent AC, 1st+sec. $1195/mo avail 4/1 847-845-4021

DEKALB 3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Newly Remodeled Ranch. All appl, bsmt,1.5 car gar, $1150/mo+sec. 815-751-2650 DeKalb 3BR, New Carpet & Paint FR with fireplace, D/W, basement. Garage, workshop. No pets/smoke. $995 815-762-4730 DeKalb all new, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, garage, A/C, laundry room 815-758-0079

DeKalb ~ 857 ½ Ellwood Ave. Small Upper ~1BR, fenced yard, $425/mo. ~ single occupancy 815-758-4615 ~ 815-375-4615 GENOA, 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH W/D, 2 Car Gar. Country Living, water/sewer inc. some pets OK. $700/mo. 815-751-4730 Malta- 116 S. 3rd St. Spacious 3 BR, 1 BA $750/mo 1st/lst/sec. Absolutelty no Pets. 630-365-9215

SOMONAUK ~ 1 Family 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story home. Well maintained, large screened front porch, fenced back yard,1 car gar stove, fridge, dishwasher. Call; Somonauk Insurance $950/mo. 815-498-2343

Stone Prairie

WATERMAN 3 BEDROOM RANCH Partial finished basement, appl, W/D, 1 car gar, C/A, no pets/smkg. $900, avail 6/1. 815-756-1940

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

DeKalb Furnished Room Student or employed male. $350 incl utilities, need references. 815-758-7994

Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600 SYCAMORE 1BR ~ $535/MO. A/C, laundry on site, wood style floors, off St. parking, cats? 815-756-2064

Sycamore 2BR, 1 Bath, walk in

closet, 1-car garage. 4-flat, Nice Area. $700/mo. 815-761-1775 815-761-1783

Cortland-Industrial Park, 2500sq ft of offices and warehouse space, close to I88. 14ft garage door, newly remodeled office. $1100. Call Mark Mwg.Prop 815-739-6084 DEKALB – near downtown North 2nd Street, 800+ sq. ft. ideal for office, retail, salon, call for details, agent owned. 815-756-2359 or 815-758-6712

Sandwich 3 Room - 5 Room Office Suites on Route 34 from $500/mo - Accountants, Lawyers, Insurance Agents, R. E. Agents, Contractors, Small Business Owners. Call for additional info. 815-786-7411

Parolee seeks cheap Apt. 708-484-5643

Sycamore E. State St. AVAILABLE NOW! Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521

Sycamore Lower 2BR Duplex

1BA, W/D in common area. No pets/smoking, $750/mo + 1st last security. 815-501-1378

Sycamore Lower 2BR ~ Newly Remodeled, A/C, gas heat. W/D on site. No pets. Off St parking. $725/mo + sec. 815-895-9280

Sycamore Very Nice, Roomy 2BR All appl incl W/D, 1 car gar, C/A. Close to town, $725/mo + sec. No pets, avail 4/15. 815-814-4177

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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB 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.)

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 # 13-01572 I596328 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 18, 25 & April 1, 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,

ngular 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. Case No. 14 P 25 CLAIM NOTICE 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 Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle March 18, 25 & April 1, 2014.)

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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 The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC Attorneys at Law 2040 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle March 18, 25 & April 1, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Clinton Township will hold its Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. where the Township will present its annual financial reports. The meeting will be held at the Clinton Township Building at 315 W. Adams, Waterman, Illinois. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 1, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given to all persons in the Village of Waterman that the Waterman Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Waterman Village Hall, 215 W. Adams, Waterman, Illinois, to consider a request to resubdivide Lot 5 of Sawyer's Resubdivision of Lots 1 to 6, inclusive, in H.M. Greeley's Addition to Waterman, according to the plat thereof recorded in the Recorder's office of DeKalb County, Illinois, in Book "N" of plats, page 63, as document No. 330979, in January 28th 1966, in DeKalb County, Illinois. All interested persons are invited to attend and to be heard. Written comments will also be accepted for the record up to the beginning of

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