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Evergreen Village owner to sell Santoro accepts $1.47M offer; DeKalb city to move forward with relocating residents By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI SYCAMORE – On the eve of the DeKalb County Board’s deadline, Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park owner Frank Santoro accepted the county’s $1.47 million offer for his property. “I don’t have much of a choice because we’re in a flood plain and I can’t fix houses,” Santoro said. “I have to accept what they are going

to give me.” County Board Chairman Jeff Metzger confirmed that, on Tuesday, Santoro returned the signed sales contract to State’s Attorney Richard Schmack’s office, and the contract would be presented to County Board members at their meeting at 7:30 p.m. today. Before Santoro’s decision, County Board members were poised to abandon the project to relocate residents and restore to open space the

mobile home park at 955 E. State St. near Sycamore. “We can move forward implementing the grant,” Metzger said. “We have a really hard-working group in our administration, and they have assured us that even though we are down to the wire, they can accomplish these tasks.” County leaders secured $7.1 million in state and federal emergency management funding that limits them to the $1.47 million purchase

price and requires the project be finished by June 30, 2015. County officials have budgeted about $3.7 million to relocate residents and about $1.9 million for the purchase of the mobile homes there. In the relocation process, officials plan to try to find comparable affordable housing in the area for displaced residents. But residents are not obligated to accept the housing offers that are made. Officials began pursuing

the grants after a 2007 flood damaged many mobile homes and forced the evacuation of the park. Since then, the park has flooded multiple times and also temporarily closed in 2008. County leaders discussed the purchase of the property, which includes 33 acres of farmland and about 6 acres of railroad right-of-way nearby, with Santoro since October. After initially declining the offer, Santoro got his own ap-

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praisal of the property – $2.6 million – which county officials said state officials rejected. On March 19, County Planning Director Paul Miller told County Board members that the deal would be abandoned if Santoro and the county did not come to terms by today. On Tuesday, Santoro signed the sales contract for $1.47 million and returned it

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Jurors in robbery trial sent home Matteson man could face up to 75 years in prison By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI

ern Illinois University has more employees. “I would never argue for anything about their property tax-exemption because it’s not an issue of dollars and cents,” Sandwich Mayor Rick Olson said. “Having [Valley West] here is a huge advantage and economic tool.” Valley West has 185 fulltime employees and a payroll of $14.7 million, which generates $35 million in economic activity and creates an additional 230 jobs, the report states. Olson said the hospital also falls among the top community amenities touted by leaders in trying to recruit people to the area. In DeKalb, Kishwaukee has 726 full-time employees. The hospital’s $56 million

SYCAMORE – Jurors spent more than seven hours Tuesday considering the fate of 22-year-old Matteson man accused of robbing at gunpoint two DeKalb apartment office employees and striking one in November. If convicted of armed rob- Demond bery and aggra- Hunt vated battery, Demond Hunt, of the 3700 block of 214th Place, would be sentenced to between 21 and 75 years in prisMariah on. Jury deliberations began Romero about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday and stretched into the night. During a two-day trial, prosecutors tried to prove a masked Hunt burst into University Heights’ office about 4 p.m. Nov. 27, pointed a gun at the two women working there and demanded money from the safe. When they told him they didn’t have access to the safe, he hit one across the face and made off with a cellphone and a purse containing a wedding ring, prosecutors said. Police found the stolen cellphone in Hunt’s girlfriend’s University Heights apartment, along with a loaded gun and Hunt’s wallet, DeKalb police detective Paul Mott testified Tuesday. A DeKalb County jail officer found a wedding band the victim identified as hers in Hunt’s cargo pants pocket after he was arrested Dec. 5. The girlfriend – Mariah

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Volunteer Julie Kostrey (left) and employees Tessa Workman and Nicole Daley help each other box dinners while prepping for the drive-thru dinner fundraiser March 28 at KishHealth System Cancer Center. A newly released report indicates the KishHealth System provided $5.8 million in charity care to uninsured residents of DeKalb County, exceeding the $2.8 million it saves in property taxes annually as a tax-exempt nonprofit.

Hospitals boost economy in ways other than tax revenue, leaders say tax amount. “We work in a significant, meaningful way with community organizations,” Poorten said. “If we had to pay taxes, we would have to take a step back and the programs we support become more vulnerable.” Combine the economic impact and the services to DeKalb County’s low-income and uninsured residents, and local leaders say forgoing the $2.8 million is worth it.

By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – Local officials say the more than $400 million that KishHealth System pumped into the local economy in 2012 far outweighs the roughly $2.8 million they did not have to pay in property taxes because of their tax exempt status. Kishwaukee Community Hospital and Valley West Community Hospital provided a $443 million boon to the DeKalb County economy in 2012, according to a new report issued by KishHealth System and the Illinois Hospital Association. The hospitals also provided $5.8 million in free care to people who couldn’t afford to pay for services in the fiscal year that ended in April 2013. As a nonprofit organi-

Tammy Russell (left), of Cortland, stretches during a yoga class March 21 taught by Julie Gavin (left) March 21 at the cancer center of Kishwaukee Valley Hospital in DeKalb. zation, KishHealth does not pay property taxes, but it is required to estimate its annual tax liability. KishHealth’s CEO Kevin Poorten said the organization would have paid $2.8

million in property taxes last year if it didn’t have a property tax exemption, but it maintained its exemption by offering free care and other services known as charity care, exceeding the

ECONOMIC IMPACT KishHealth System is the second-largest employer in DeKalb County, employing more than 2,000 full and part-time people between Kishwaukee Community Hospital and Valley West who earn an average wage of $28 an hour, Poorten said. Only North-

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Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Dr., #M, Sycamore (Ecosteam). Home-schoolers activities: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Sycamore. All ages are welcome to participate in hands-on classes and field trips. Contact: Lisa at 815-748-0896 or Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest. org. Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital Cancer Center. This free group is open to those with cancer for discussion. No registration is required. For more information, call 815-748-2958 or visit www. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb.; contact Amy Polzin at Franklin HEA: Afternoon unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Betty at 815-5223361. Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore 24 Hour A Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Community Dinners: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. The free, public dinners are served by volunteers and new sponsors are always welcome – call Nancy Hicks at 815-758-1678 to volunteer; call the main VAC office at 815-758-3932 to sponsor a meal. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ or visit www. Genoa Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; American Legion Auxiliary, Bayard Brown Unit 337: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-964-5959. Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee: 7 p.m. on the lower level at Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. Vendors and visitors are welcome. Bingo Night: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. 815-895-2679. Kishwaukee Concert Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Huntley Middle School, South Seventh and Taylor streets in DeKalb. No auditions necessary; the band is open to wind or percussion instrumentalists age 18 and older. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Celebration Chorale practices: 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. Singers are invited. For more information, call Sally at 815739-6087. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990;

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Emotional aftermath By DANIELLE GUERRA The face that Tonda Ranken has in this photograph is one I know well. It’s the blank stare of grief that happens when so many thoughts are going through someone’s head at once that their face looks devoid of emotion. It is the face you see moments before tears flow. I’ve photographed funerals, crime scenes and grieving families. I’ve witnessed the emotional aftermath of tragedy. Some people ask how I can do it. Others more pointedly ask how I can sleep at night, photographing other people at their weakest. I always go back to the fact that it’s important. Reporters can vividly describe events, but most readers need to see a photograph for the emotion to be conveyed. I connect with the face that Matthew Ranken’s grieving mother has in this photo because I’ve seen it on members of my own family. In 2003, my husband Ryan’s stepsister, Caitlin Weese, was killed after her vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by a drunk driver. Her killer had a blood-alcohol content of 0.16 percent and had been arrested for DUI twice before. He was sentenced to 7 1/2 years, served 6 years and was released on Sept. 28, 2009. On June 1, 2003, the day my family should have been hosting Caitlin’s high school graduation party, they were attending her wake. All of this happened before I met my husband and his wonderful family. I’ve only heard stories about Caitlin’s life and untimely death, how Caitlin’s mother, Diane Mains, started working with the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists and became a victim advo-

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cate in the McHenry County Court System helping other families through the difficult trial process. A month after the crash, Diane, with the help of my father-in-law, Joel Mains, and the entire family started a memorial walk, “Walk 5K for Caitlin,” in Elgin to help raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence. They walked for an entire decade for her, raising money for a memorial scholarship awarded to a senior every year at Larkin High School, the school Caitlin was days away from graduating from. It’s unfortunate that there are always new families to carry the awareness torch. Last June was the 10th and final “Walk 5K for Caitlin.” The Ranken family has only started their grieving process, but it has hosted fundraising events with the

help of the Sycamore Culver’s, placed Matthew’s bench in Rotary Park in Sycamore and has sponsored a Sycamore youth football team in Matthew’s honor. I can’t look the Ranken family in the eyes and tell them time heals. Even as it passes, there is a visible scar. But in my experience, if you fill that time with remembering that loved one by promoting awareness of how horrible and senseless intoxicated driving is, then the grieving process isn’t in vain.

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First women move into Army platoon jobs By LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise. No one seems to notice the small knot of hair at the base of the lieutenant’s helmet, or that 1st Lt. Kelly Requa is the only woman on the field at Campbell’s Crossroads on the sprawling grounds of Fort Bragg. By January 2016, the U.S. military must open all combat jobs to women or explain why any must remain closed. The Army in November officially began assigning female officers to lead the cannon platoons and plans to open other jobs, including those of crew members within the field artillery units. The integration comes as the military struggles with an increase in re-

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what the men say concerns them, from whether women can keep up to whether the men’s salty language will be too offensive. At the base near Fayetteville, Requa is one of a at least eight female lieutenants who were brought into the 3rd Battalion of the 321st Field Artillery Regiment beginning late last year to lead the field artillery units. For now, she’s the only woman in her platoon. Later this spring, women will begin serving as crew members — soldiers who actually position the 4,000-pound cannons, zero in on targets and fire the rounds. For the women, the integration means more pressure and scrutiny. For the men, it means more training in sexual-assault awareness and prevention, and more lectures on respect, team building and moral character. “From a leadership perspective the biggest concern that we discussed was possible misconduct,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Valeriano, the 3rd Battalion’s commander. “Introducing females into an all-male unit, at least for the initial piece of it, could lead to a spike in misconduct.”

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Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice The ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas – The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don’t dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation’s busiest death chamber. It’s an election-year dilemma for Abbott. But in Texas, it’s one that Democratic rival Wendy Davis can’t easily exploit, illustrating how little room there is to maneuver on this issue.

Abbott must soon decide whether to stick with his earlier opinions that Texas must disclose the source of the execution drugs it uses. That revelation could prompt attention-shy suppliers to halt their drug deliveries and stop Texas’ executions. If Abbott holds firm, he’ll please death penalty opponents who prison officials said want to target the companies with protests and threats. Reversing course would go against his vows for transparency in government. “There’s no political upside. It puts him in a little bit of a tough position,” said

Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak. The predicament comes up as Davis, the feisty Fort Worth lawmaker who has attracted national attention, is eager to find ways to shake up the campaign and prevent Abbott from riding a solid lead in the polls to a general election victory in the GOP-dominated state. But Abbott’s difficulty leaves her with few opportunities since portraying the law-and-order attorney general, who has held the position since 2003, as somehow soft on crime would be implausible. Both Abbott and

Davis support the death penalty. “I don’t think any accusations here stick,” said Harold Cook, a onetime leader of the Texas Democratic Party and now a consultant. Polls in recent years have shown public support in Texas for capital punishment at more than 70 percent. The state has executed an average of 20 inmates a year since Perry took office in 2001. “In Texas, a lot of people feel like it’s a settled issue,” said Texas Democratic state Rep. Jessica Farrar, whose multiple bills to abolish the death penalty have attracted

only a handful of supporters. But death penalty opponents have managed to halt executions in some states, including conservative ones, by putting pressure on the suppliers of the lethal drugs, charging that the chemical executions can be cruel and unusual. Since 2010, Abbott has rejected three attempts by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to keep information about its execution drug suppliers confidential. He ruled that the benefits of government transparency outweighed the state’s objections.


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Sycamore artists showcase ‘Faces Around Town’ By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – Sycamore artist Bill Mitchell’s dermatologist doesn’t know yet that there is a portrait of her on display in a long-vacant storefront window in downtown Sycamore. Mitchell’s 3-D graphic design portrait of her has been in the window display at 366 W. State St., at the intersection of State and California streets, since Monday, but the dermatologist has yet to walk past it, he said. “It’s going to be a big surprise,” he said. “I think she’ll like it and recognize the humor, which she knows me for.” Mitchell’s work is among several on display as part of an artist co-op project called “Faces Around Town.” Seven local artists created portraits

of people of their choice from the community. Sycamore resident Fae Lynch, a former teacher at the Art Attack Gallery in Sycamore, said she started the coop during the holiday season to promote the history and charm of the town. “Faces Around Town” will be on display for six weeks. Each of the artworks are available to buy, Mitchell said. Building owner Phil Cuthbert bought the property at auction in November 2012; the unit has been vacant for decades and was last used by DiMarzo Realty. The pieces will be at the storefront window until the building owner can find a tenant for the unit, Lynch said. “When that happens, then we’re out of there,” she said. “We’re looking for a more permanent home.”

Until then, residents can participate in a contest to identify each of the “Faces Around Town.” Each portrait has a number assigned to it. There also is a list of the names of the subjects, and people are asked to match the numbers on the portraits with the correct names. A prize will be given to the person with the most correct answers. However, organizers are not sure what the prize will be, Lynch said. Participants have until May 12 to enter. The artists participating in the co-op project range in age from teens to those in their 70s. As a result, there is a lot of variety and different approaches to the art, Mitchell said. Spencer Siebeck is one example of that. A sophomore in high school, she has an acrylic painting on display of the own-


Housing group updates City Council By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – City of DeKalb leaders continue to examine the Crime Free Housing Bureau’s impact on crime in the city’s rental properties. Crime Free Housing coordinator Carl Leoni delivered his annual report at the DeKalb City Council meeting Monday, where he touted the department’s successes and answered questions about the efficacy of the program. The Crime Free Housing Bureau is tasked with working with landlords to fight crime in the city’s nearly 8,500 rental units and ensure the properties comply with city code. He said 99 percent of the city’s rental properties are registered with the city. “I truly believe their interest is the same as our interest,” Leoni said of DeKalb landlords. “They want quality housing and they want safe housing for their tenants.” Since it was established in February 2013, the bureau handled 381 cases that resulted in 489 charges filed for crimes such as disorderly house, domestic battery and alcohol vi-

we’ve had, I foresee more in the future, but there’s a lot of work out there,” Leoni said. The city should look at improving the Hillcrest neighborhood, not just combatting crime there, said 1st Ward Alderman David Jacobson. He pointed specifically to 829 Greenbrier Road, which is completely shuttered, and 809 Edgebrook Drive, which is close to being empty. Both were noted for having high call volumes before property owners started shutting them down for financial reasons. “The more boarded up buildings and blight we have in these neighborhoods isn’t a good thing,” Jacobson said. Leoni responded, “No, but buildings that don’t have the violence they once had are a good thing.” Police Chief Gene Lowery echoed Leoni’s sentiment, saying it would be better for those buildings to be empty than to be crime-ridden. “They’re not only places that breed crime, they’re places that are unfit to occupy,” Lowery said. “Those buildings, whether we like it or not, need to either be fixed or torn down.”

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Artist Fae Lynch hangs an acrylic painting by artist Kat Carrier with the help of wood sculptor Bill Mitchell on Monday in a store front window at the corner of State and California Streets in Sycamore. The work is part of an exhibit named “Faces Around Town.” The artists’ co-op is providing ballots allowing residents to match the face with the name of the person around Sycamore. trait was something new to me. I’ve grown from that

standpoint, trying new and different things.”

D-428 OKs early childhood center addition By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – Huntley Middle School will add a younger set of students to its population. The District 428 School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved paying $611,000 to renovate 10 classes in the lower-level of the west wing of Huntley Middle School into an early childhood and pre-kindergarten center and to add air conditioning to five classrooms that will be reopened for eighth-grade students. The district will allocate nearly $110,000 for contingency and architect and engineering fees, bringing the cost of the renovation to nearly $721,000. “This bid did come in higher than we anticipated by about $100,000,” district operations manager Tammy Carson told board members. She explained additional mechanical work and adding air conditioning to the rooms

that eighth-grade students will use caused the project to go over budget. By moving the pre-kindergarten and early childhood classrooms from the district’s crowded elementary schools into a centralized block of 10 classrooms at Huntley Middle School, the district would free seven classrooms across Brooks, Jefferson, Littlejohn and Tyler elementary schools. It also will allow the district to remove a couple of the trailers it uses for classrooms, Carson said. The Finance and Facilities Advisory Committee, which is in charge of recommending ways to spend a $21 million construction grant the district received in October 2010, has vetted the idea of a pre-kindergarten and early childhood center for nearly two years. Board member Tom Matya pointed to all of the other work happening in the district that the FFAC has recommended, including the

renovation to Tyler Elementary. “We’re going to spend just under $5 million in building enhancements throughout the district this year and I think that’s pretty significant,” Matya said. To pay for the new center, the district will spend $500,000 from the construction grant with the remainder coming from the district’s operations and maintenance budget. Construction at Huntley Middle School will start this summer. The project approved by the board did not include bids to add air conditioning to the 10 classrooms that will be converted for the early childhood and pre-kindergarten center because of a lack of bids. The district budgeted about $205,000 for that portion of the project. District officials plan to rebid for air conditioning in those 10 classrooms in summer 2015.


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olations. After a charge is filed, Leoni notifies landlords, whose responses included 57 evictions, 31 people being barred from properties, 19 tenants voluntarily moving out to avoid future problems and landlords issuing 34 monetary fines with warnings the tenant could be evicted. The bureau also contains three part-time inspectors who look for property maintenance issues. In the 16 weeks since inspectors have been on board, they’ve issued 67 warnings and six tickets, Leoni said. Mayor John Rey applauded Leoni’s efforts, noting the relationships he’s built between the city and landlords. “I think that bureau has shown that the safe, quality housing objective is foremost,” Rey said. “Landlords have appreciated the notifications. From the city standpoint, the city has appreciated the engagement and response from landlords. So, it’s been a very positive relationship.” After sharing results from the program’s first full year, Leoni pointed to areas his bureau will continue to examine. “With the few successes

er of a nearby restaurant. Siebeck was one of the subject’s first customers at the restaurant. “He has seen me grow up throughout the years,” she said. “He’s got a stylized face, so he was easy [to paint].” Sycamore resident Sally Scott painted her first-ever portrait for the “Faces Around Town” display. As a watercolor artist, Scott was more accustomed to painting landscapes and seasonal paintings. Scott’s work also is on display at the Pay-It-Forward House in Sycamore. All proceeds from the sale of those paintings benefit the house, which offers a place to rest for families of patients receiving medical treatment in DeKalb County, particularly at nearby Kindred Hospital. “I’ve tried new areas in painting,” Scott said. “A por-


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Child porn case filed against former NIU student DeKALB – A police investigation of a Northern Illinois University student found with an assault rifle in his dorm room found no evidence he was connected with a militia or that he had planned to do anything violent on campus, campus police Chief Thomas

Phillips said. But police did find suspected child pornography on a computer found in Kevin P. Ouwenga’s Kevin P. room at New Ouwenga Hall West, Phillips said. Five counts of unlawful possession of child por-

nography recently were filed against Ouwenga, 29, of Tinley Park, court records show. Ouwenga was arrested Nov. 12 after police found a disassembled AR-15 rifle, a .40-caliber Glock handgun, ammunition and military-grade body armor inside his room, authorities said. Ouwenga served in the U.S. Army from 2008 to 2013, and was discharged a few

Slow start for planting corn crop By JIM SUHR The Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicking up dust while sowing corn in hundreds of acres. But this spring has kept him sidelined, and he’s anything but alone. Spring planting across much of the nation’s Corn Belt is sputtering, foiled by rainy and chilly conditions that in broad stretches have left the ground either too soggy or too cold for effective seeding. As of Sunday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, just 3 percent of the U.S. corn crop was sown, half the dismal pace of last year, when one of the wettest springs on record got farmers in many states off to the slowest start in decades. In Illinois, just 1 percent of this year’s corn has been planted – one-tenth of the average pace of the previous five years. Farmers in other key corn-producing states – Iowa,

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Central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Garry Niemeyer inspects the soil temperature and the sprouting of corn seeds he planted earlier as a test Tuesday in Auburn. Farmers eager to fire up the combines and get their corn crops in the ground are being foiled by an uncooperative spring after a long winter. Nebraska and Indiana – were equally idle, the USDA said. Missouri has 9 percent of its crop in the field, down from 16 percent this time a year ago. Still, Whipple and other growers in Illinois and Missouri aren’t sounding alarms, noting that today’s bigger, more efficient planting ma-

chines can make up for lost time. Such was the case last year, when more than 40 percent of Illinois’ corn crop got planted in just one week in mid-May. The USDA said corn sowing traditionally begins about this time, with that task typically in full swing from April 21 through May 23.

The Associated Press SPRINGIFELD – The regionally divisive concept of expanding gambling only in Chicago is expected to be a central issue in hearings Wednesday as an Illinois lawmaker works to ready a gambling package for a vote this spring. One amendment to Rep. Bob Rita’s bill would create a Chicago casino with up to 10,000 spots for gamblers and strip the other four new casinos proposed in past measures.

His second plan would create a 4,000-spot Chicago casino and smaller 1,200-position ones in Rockford, Danville, Lake County and a suburb south of Chicago. It would also allow for 600 slot machines at each horse racetrack in Cook County and 450 per track outside the county, except for Fairmount Park in the Metro East suburbs of St. Louis. “It’s part of the process of moving this forward,” Rita, a Blue Island Democrat said Tuesday. “We have never had a full in-depth conversation or a hearing of a

8STATE BRIEFS House orders audit of anti-violence funds SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have ordered a study into anti-violence and after-school spending under Gov. Pat Quinn. The House approved the request on a 101-5 vote last week. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday that it seeks a review by Auditor General William Holland of spending that followed a debacle called the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. The Democratic governor created the anti-violence program in 2010, but a Holland audit found in February that the $55 million program had “pervasive” mismanagement. Rep. David Reis – a Willow Hill Republican – called for the audit of spending over the past two years. That’s after Quinn said he fixed the problems by revamping the anti-violence plan and putting it under the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

Review finds U. of Illinois finances in the black URBANA – A review of University of Illinois finances shows the school has brought in more money than it has spent since 2013. But the university has put off more than a billion dollars in maintenance. Mike Sandretto teaches accounting and chairs the Urbana campus’ Academic Senate budget committee. He conducted the review.

Chicago-only option. I guess we’ll see tomorrow.” Rita believes he can convince lawmakers that the Chicago-only option will benefit the entire state through a sharing of proceeds. Half of the revenue from the Chicago-based casino would help fund education and capital construction projects throughout the state. But lawmakers and officials from central and southern Illinois plan to lobby hard against the Chicago-only proposal, arguing they need the jobs – and the money.

stored weapon, but NIU police asked the FBI for assistance in investigating whether Ouwenga had any other associations, Phillips said. Ouwenga allowed authorities to search his computer, which ultimately revealed child pornography, Phillips said. “We had to send the computer out to get it analyzed. Obviously that takes time,”

Phillips said. “After they got the images, they have to document their findings.” Both cases remain pending against Ouwenga, who is next due in court May 28. Guns are prohibited on all property controlled by NIU. “He’s no longer a student at NIU, obviously,” Phillips said. “And I would not anticipate his return.”

Blake A. Williamson, 20, of the 2000 block of Crane Avenue, Beloit, Wis., was charged Sunday, April 13, with driving under the influence of drugs.

Kevin E. Delgado, 20, of the 3400 block of West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, was charged Friday, April 11, with obstructing identification and underage drinking. Jamal G. Perdomo Hernandez, 19, of the 2200 block of North Parkside Avenue, Chicago, was charged Friday, April 11, with obstructing identification and underage drinking. Armani J. Hudson, 19, of the 9500 block of South Perry

Avenue, Chicago, was charged Saturday, April 12, with trespassing. Taryn M. Evans-Boyett, 18, of the 14600 block of Lexington Street, Harvey, was charged Saturday, April 12, with trespassing. Lanell Craft, 30, of the first block of West 110th Street, Chicago, was charged Saturday, April 12, with trespassing. Taylor M. Seitz, 21, of the 400 block of East Union Street, Rockton, was charged Friday, April 11, with driving under the influence. Evelyn N. Baker, 19, of the 800 block of Seven Hickory Road, Byron, was charged Sunday, April 13, with driving under the influence.

worked side-by-side with her husband throughout their marriage. Besides keeping the financial records, she would sell anything from washers and dryers and TVs to bicycles and 78 RPM records during World War II. She did this in addition to being a wonderful mother to her two sons. Those closest to her remember her love for her family, generosity, sense of humor and respect for others. She was a lifetime member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint John in Sycamore. She is survived by two sons, James (Susan) Knodle of Skokie and Edward (Susan) Knodle of Plainfield; three grandchildren, Patrick Knodle (Linh) of Phoenix, Ariz., Jason Knodle (Jessica) of Naperville and Jennifer Kaplan (Alex) of Glencoe. Also surviving are four loving great-grandchildren, Ashton, Hannah, Max and Alexis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and eight brothers and sisters. The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John, 26555 Brickville Road, Sycamore, with the Rev. Robert Weinhold officiating. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, followed by a luncheon at the church. Memorials for Betty Knodle may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www. or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit


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weeks before he began classes at NIU, police said. Police searched Ouwenga’s room after a university worker sorting mail found a package addressed to him from Primary Arms, which authorities determined contained gun parts, court records show. Ouwenga was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a

Jordan T. Murray, 22, of the 1000 block of Reckinger Road, Aurora, was arrested Saturday, April 12, on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a burglary charge. Theodros T. Lenth, 20, of the 5300 block of Macklin Road, Stillman Valley, was charged Sunday, April 13, with underage drinking.

8OBITUARIES BETTY K. KNODLE Born: May 12, 1917, in Richardson, Ill. Died: April 12, 2014, in Sycamore, Ill. SYCAMORE – Betty K. Knodle, 96, of Sycamore, Ill., passed away peacefully Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her home. Betty was born Betty Meier on May 12, 1917, in nearby Richardson, Ill., the daughter of Richard and Meta Meier. The family soon after moved to Sycamore, where she was a lifelong resident. She married Hays Knodle on April 30, 1938, in Sycamore, and was married to Hays for 53 years until his passing in 1991. Betty joined Hays in their family business, Knodle’s Electric, which Hays founded in 1930. She

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In Memory of According to The News-Gazette, Sandretto told the Senate on Monday that the three-campus university system has had net income of at least $300 million every year since 2010. He said the university has deferred up to $1.8 billion in maintenance. But Sandretto said the university has about $1.8 billion in cash and could comfortably spend $700 million. He said some of that money could help with a supplemental retirement plan to make up for state pension-reform losses.

Experts: Winter ice, winds damaged trees DECATUR – This year’s particularly nasty winter has taken its toll on trees across Illinois. Tree trimmers tell The (Decatur) Herald & Review that ice storms and straight-line winds caused most of the damage to trees in the state this winter. Damaged trees can repair themselves, but can still lead to problems if they topple over or their limbs crash to the ground. Rojo Romer owns Romer Brothers Tree and Shrub Service. He said a “four-inch limb can cause thousands of dollars in damage.” Experts say property owners should carefully inspect trees on their land before leaves obstruct the view of weak spots. They say the most common time for tree damage is in the spring, when strong winds and storms can topple branches.

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Come & Worship Easter Sunday April 20th

Celebrate Easter with Mayfield Congrega�onal Church A historic church with a message of welcome and grace for the 21st century

28405 Church Road, Sycamore Google map at Maundy Thursday, April 17: Potluck Salad Supper, 6 p.m. Communion & Tenebrae Service, 7:15 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20: Easter Fire & Reflec�on Time (outdoors), 7:30 a.m. Potluck Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m.

Palm Sunday April 13 10 AM Worship Service Maundy Thursday April 17 7 PM Communion, Choir Cantata of Tenebrae Easter Sunday April 20 10 AM Easter Resurrection Worship Service

First Lutheran Church First Lutheran (a congregation of the ELCA) (acongregation congregationof ofthe theELCA) ELCA) (a Church

Holy Week Week Holy Maundy Thursday Thursday Maundy Good Friday Friday Good Saturday Easter Easter VigilVigil Allservices services - 7:00 All 7:00PM PM

Church and Student Center 511 Russell Rd., DeKalb • 756-6669 Rev. Marty Marks and Rev. Kay Krueger Sunday, April 13......... 8:00 and 10:30 AM...........Palm Sunday Services Thursday, April 17...... 7:00 PM ............................Maundy Thursday Service Friday, April 18 ........... 1:00 and 7:00 PM.............Good Friday Services Sunday, April 20......... 7:00 AM ............................Easter Sonrise Service 8:15 AM ............................Easter Breakfast Served 9:15 AM ............................Children’s Activity 10:30 AM ..........................Easter Festival Service

Come celebrate Easter with us at Bethel Assembly of God! Two Easter morning services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church & a Nursery both services.

Easter Breakfast at 9:30 131 W. Elm St, Sycamore 815-895-4740 You’re invited!

Westminster Presbyterian Church All are welcome! 830 N. Annie Glidden Rd - DeKalb 815-756-2905 Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7 pm Communion Worship Service Good Friday, April 18, 7 pm Chancel Choir Performance of Requiem by G. Verdi soloists: Brian Balika, Andrea James, Grace Shanks, Jennifer Weydert

Easter Sunrise Service, 7:30 am with Praise Band and Easter Breakfast at 8:30 am Easter Worship Service, 10 am Brass, Hand bells and Chancel Choir

321 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 815 756-6301

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First Congregational United Church of Christ 615 North First Street, DeKalb Easter Service at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome.

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Maundy Thursday Communion 8:45 a.m. Communion Service 7:00 p.m. Good Friday

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Sunrise Service 7:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Traditional Service 9:00 a.m.


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First Baptist Church of Sycamore Easter Activities … Cross Walk Friday, April 18th at 11:15AM at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in DeKalb Community Good Friday Service April 18th at noon at Glad Tidings with special guest speaker Kerry Hughes of Davis Junction FBC Good Friday Service April 18th at 7PM

Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. SHINE Service 11:30 a.m.

160 Johnson Avenue Sycamore, Illinois 60178 815-895-9113 Holy Week and Easter Schedule Saturday Service, April 12 5:00 p.m. Worship Service with “Steps” Spring Choral Celebration Palm Sunday, April 13 8:30 & 10:00 a.m. Worship Services with “Steps” Spring Choral Celebration

Easter Sunday April 20th All Sunday School and shepherding groups meet at regular times. Baby and toddler nurseries available.

9:00AM Traditional Service 10:30AM Contemporary Service

Maundy Thursday, April 17 7:00 p.m. Service with Holy Communion led by the Confirmation Classes of 2014 & 2015 (Upper Room Drama Experience) Good Friday, April 18 7:00 p.m. - Service led by LIFE Missions Youth Easter Saturday, April 19 5:00 p.m. Worship Service

Sunday PM- service and all activities are canceled

530 W. State St., Sycamore (815) 895-3116 email:

Easter Sunday, April 20 8:30 & 10:00 a.m. Worship Services

“The people of Sycamore United Methodist Church will reach out to make Disciples of Jesus Christ”.

Evangelical Lutheran Church Of St. John, (Missouri Synod) Holy Worship Schedule Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion Noon and 7:00 pm Good Friday, 7:00 pm Easter Vigil Saturday, 6:00 pm

Easter Sunday 6 am Sunrise Service with Holy Communion 8 am Easter Service with Holy Communion 10:30 am Easter Service with Holy Communion Easter Breakfast 7:00 am -10:00 am Serving: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Biscuits and Gravy, Fruit Cups, Toast, Coffee Cake, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee

26555 Brickville Road (Brickville And Motel Roads), Sycamore Phone: 815-895-4477 For Further Information

Salem Lutheran Holy Week Services Sunday of the Passion 5:00 Saturday, April 12th 8:00 & 10:30 Sunday, April 13th

Easter Vigil 5:00 Saturday, April 19th

Easter Sunday 8:00 Festival worship (Signed for the Deaf) 10:30 Festival worship


All are Welcome. Salem is a congregation of the ELCA located at 1145 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 815-895-9171


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Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing Hynes Convention Center, not far from the finish line where three people died and more than 260 others were injured a year ago. Vice President Joe Biden, who attended the ceremony, said the courage shown by survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy. “You have become the face of America’s resolve,” he said. Biden also praised the 36,000 runners who plan to run the marathon next week, saying they will send a mes-

By DENISE LAVOIE The Associated Press BOSTON – Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack. “This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong,” former Mayor Thomas Menino told an invitation-only audience of about 2,500 people at the

sage to terrorists. “America will never, ever, ever stand down,” he said, to loud applause. He added, “We own the finish line.” In Washington, President Barack Obama was observing the anniversary with a private moment of silence at the White House. “Today, we recognize the incredible courage and leadership of so many Bostonians in the wake of unspeakable tragedy,” Obama said in a statement. “And we offer our deepest gratitude to the courageous firefighters, police officers, medical profession-

als, runners and spectators who, in an instant, displayed the spirit Boston was built on – perseverance, freedom and love.” Obama said this year’s race, scheduled for April 21, will “show the world the meaning of Boston Strong as a city chooses to run again.” Authorities said two ethnic Chechen brothers who lived in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Dagestan region of RusAP photo sia planned and orchestrated the attack with two bombs in Olivia Savarino, (center) hugs Christelle Pierre-Louis, (left) as Callie backpacks near the marathon Benjamin, (right) looks on near the finish line of the Boston Marathon during ceremonies Tuesday on Boylston Street, in Boston. finish line on April 15, 2013.

8NATION BRIEF Congress giving states transportation blues DAYTON, Ohio – The U.S. transportation secretary said indecision by Congress about how to pay for programs is again threatening to set back or shut down road and transit

projects across the country. That could result in widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements. Secretary Anthony Foxx kicked off a bus tour of eight states, including Texas, this

week to curry public support to keep federal transportation aid flowing to states. Congress will have to act fast. The Highway Trust Fund – source of much of the aid – is forecast to essentially run dry sometime before the end

of the federal fiscal year on Sept. 30 – possibly as early as July. If that happens, the federal government will have to slow or even halt payments to states.

“Charity care is kind of an anachronism for measuring what’s really going on.”

Continued from page A1 payroll generates around $133 million in economic activity and creates another 905 jobs, according to the report. “My general feeling is the advantages of what the hospital provides in the community outweighs the negative of not having them on our tax rolls,” DeKalb Mayor John Rey said. Beyond payroll, the hospitals generated another $274 million in goods and services and capital spending, according to the report. “I wouldn’t trade it for the world, or money,” Olson said.

Danny Chun Illinois Hospital Association spokesman

Monica Maschak –

Nurse Barb Schultz picks up a container for either pork or beef at the beginning of the assembly line March 28 while prepping for the drive-thru dinner fundraiser at KishHealth System Cancer Center to benefit Relay for Life. care in the fiscal year that ended in April 2013, according to the recent report, more than double the $2.8 million it would have owed in property taxes during the same period. Hospitals statewide provided $704 million in charity care in 2013, according to the Illinois Hospital Association report, but what hospitals do to earn their tax-exempt status is about much more than charity care, said Illinois Hospital Association spokesman Danny Chun. “Charity care is kind of an anachronism for measuring what’s really going on,” Chun said. “The world is changing.” Among the things changing is the reduction of reimbursements for Medicare

THE FUTURE OF CHARITY CARE Nonprofit hospitals in Illinois are required to provide charity care in exchange for their tax exempt status, which Illinois hospitals have enjoyed for more than 100 years. Under a law approved in 2012, the basic test for a hospital measures if the value of charity care and other specified services provided amount to more than what the hospital would owe in property taxes. “The industry likes that there’s a process to follow,” Poorten said. “Because there is the bright line, we now know what we need to do.” KishHealth System provided $5.8 million in charity

and Medicaid. According to the report, KishHealth provided $29 million in unreimbursed services to Medicare and Medicaid patients. Last fiscal year’s charity care was a $1.8 million increase over the previous year. Poorten said that was because of a program the hospital implemented that presumes some patients won’t be able to pay for health services based on other factors, such as a patient being eligible for federal housing assistance. Patients eligible for presumptive charity care are told the charges for care they receive, but the hospital doesn’t actively try to collect for those services. The presumptive charity care program is mandated by the

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Those insured may still need charity care • BENEFITS

Romero gave police six variations of story

2012 law, but KishHealth implemented it in fall 2011, according to chief information officer Heath Bell. As part of the law, rural hospitals must provide free care to patients without health insurance who earn up to 125 percent of the poverty level. Hospital officials aren’t sure how much charity care their facilities will provide in the future with changes under the Affordable Care Act. “It’s really too early to speculate,” Poorten said. “There are too many moving parts to even guess how it will be affected.” About 500,000 Illinois residents are estimated to have signed up for health insurance either through the marketplace or under Medicaid expansion, Chun said, leaving 1.2 million state residents uninsured. “Those people will still need charity care,” Chun said. “[The Affordable Care Act] was a grand experiment. It’s going to take several years to play out.”

Romero, 22, now of University Park – testified against Hunt on Monday. In exchange for her truthful testimony, prosecutors promised to drop the armed robbery charge against her, as well as an unrelated retail theft charge, and allow her to plead guilty to obstructing justice and serve a year of conditional discharge, which is a type of nonreporting probation. Romero is next due in court April 29. During closing arguments Tuesday, Assistant Public Defender Charles Criswell tried to cast doubt on Romero’s credibility. Romero, who told police Hunt’s name was Desmond Oliver, told police six different stories about what happened that day, including claims that other men were responsible. She also provided the only evidence placing Hunt at the apartment building at 1120 Varsity Blvd. the day of the robbery, Criswell said. Criswell argued that her testimony Monday was a lie.

“She did what she always does: She lied to protect herself,” Criswell told jurors, emphasizing that she faced significant prison time if convicted of armed robbery herself. Criswell also questioned why police officers didn’t find the wedding ring when they patted down Hunt multiple times before he was taken to jail. Officers never asked Hunt about the ring; Hunt did not testify on his own behalf. Meanwhile, prosecutors pointed to Hunt’s statements after he was arrested. Hunt initially claimed he was being framed and had only been to DeKalb once, but later he asked how he could keep Romero out of the situation and how much prison time someone would get if they were honest about what happened, Mott testified. “Is that the statements of someone who didn’t have anything to do with this robbery?” Assistant State’s Attorney Duke Harris said to jurors. “Absolutely not.” Regardless of the verdict, a count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon remains pending against Hunt.

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Santoro: ‘I decided to take the money,’ but not right amount • SANTORO Continued from page A6 to Schmack’s office. Santoro, who is 74 years old, said he bought the property for more than $600,000

in 1978. He changed his mind about the $1.47 million price after considering the limits involved with having property in a flood plain of the Kishwaukee River. Rules for property in a flood plain prohibit the construction of new

structures that would impede water flow. The 125-unit park presently has about 30 empty spaces, Santoro said. “They gave me an ultimatum, so then I stopped to think what my options are,” Santoro said. “I decided to

take the money even though I don’t think it’s the right amount.” He expects the residents will be pleased. “The people who live there, they want out, too,” Santoro said. “That’s the feeling I got.”

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... And this is Overkill News Network Enough, already. Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we all wonder what happened to it. Yes, our hearts go out to the families seeking resolution. But really, CNN ... enough. Put your hands up and step away from the story. I’m in the doctor’s office the other day, right? I’m waiting for my missus and the TV is on and I’m half watching, half reading and you’re covering the plane. And time passes. And you’re covering the plane. And commercials intervene and you come back and you’re covering the plane. And my wife comes out and it’s time to go and it’s been a solid hour and you’re still covering the plane. Nothing but the plane. I’m on your website maybe six times a day, CNN, grazing for news. Have you had another lead story in the past month? Has nothing else of importance happened to any of the 7.1 billion people on this planet? I look at you and I want to start screaming like Tattoo on Fantasy Island: “De plane! De plane! De plane!” And CNN, is it really true your “coverage” includes asking whether aliens abducted Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Or whether it was swallowed by the Bermuda Triangle? Did you actually wonder aloud if it had flown into a black hole? Sigh. You know what, CNN? I don’t even watch cable news anymore. Haven’t for years. Not interested in imbibing MSN-

But then, Ed and Uncle Walter have left the building, haven’t they? And yes, maybe they had the luxury of regarding the news as a public service, a sacred trust, consonant with Thomas Jefferson’s belief that an informed electorate was vital to a self-governing nation. But you have no BC’s perennially aggrieved liberalism nor Fox’s angry-all-the-time conservatism. Not such luxury. What you have is a 24/7 news cycle and the need to fill it – if not with interested in watching you play with your holograms, either. But there are days when news, then speculation, if not speculation, you’ve got no choice. There’s been a school then controversy, if not controversy then shooting, a terrorist attack, a national elec- opinion, if not opinion, then froth. Fine. But this is not a trend without tion. On those days, CNN, I always turn impact, CNN. We are becoming a stupider to you on the theory – or maybe just the people. You see it in test scores, but you faint hope – that there still flickers within see it more viscerally in the way some of you some faint, vestigial notion of what news is – some last bit of fealty to the ideal us equate higher volume with sounder logic, wear party as identity, refuse new of getting the facts and telling the story, giving people information they need to un- information that challenges old beliefs, act as if everything must entertain us. Even derstand their world and make decisions the news. about their lives. It seems like somebody ought to take a Yes, you’re right. That’s so 1978 of me. Look, CNN, I know that before this hap- stand against that. Just saying. Granted, the missing jetliner is not an pened your numbers were in the tank and unimportant story. But neither is it a story you were down to your last dozen viewers deserving of the kind of round-the-clockor so. I’m not without sympathy. Still, man-on-the-moon-war-is-over-presidentialthere’s something sadly ... whorish in the way you chase the ratings bump this story assassination coverage you have given it. CNN, that jet isn’t the only thing lost. has given you. One struggles to imagine Have you seen your credibility lately? the aforementioned Cronkite, much less the sainted Edward R. Murrow – peace be upon him – selling their newsmen’s souls • Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The so nakedly just so their network might Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., charge a little more for toilet paper com33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail mercials. at

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Legend of Haymarket Riot doesn’t match fact SPRINGFIELD – Growing up during the Cold War, May Day always was a bit ominous. On the evening news, we’d watch tanks, missiles and soldiers march by the reviewing stands in Moscow, Beijing and Havana. Stone-faced Communist leaders would look on as their minions toiled. Even today, May Day is the most important day on the calendar for communist and socialist parties around the globe. It’s the day socialists wave red flags from Copenhagen to Cape Town and from Paris to Hanoi. And May Day has its roots here in the Land of Lincoln. In Chicago, to be precise, at an event called the Haymarket Riot in May 1886. As a high school student, I was taught that a group of peaceful workers demonstrating for a shorter workday were attacked by Chicago police. And, after some police officers were killed when a bomb exploded, innocent workers were unfairly tried and hung. In fact, that is what people around the world have been taught. It’s a prevarication, bound up in falsehood and wrapped in a lie. By the standards of the 1880s, it was a fair trial. In fact, it was one of the first trials where scientific forensic evidence was presented. Yes, I’m aware that history is full of myths. George Washington didn’t chop down a cherry tree. The Liberty Bell didn’t crack on July 4, 1776. And, Benjamin Franklin almost certainly didn’t fly a kite in a thunderstorm. But the prevailing tale that emerges about the Haymarket Riot here in Illinois bears absolutely no semblance to truth. Each year, International May Day

In fact, it pioneered the use of forensic evidence. A chemist compared the metallic composition of the shrapnel removed from the police officers’ bodies with the bomb casings and parts found in the home of one of the defendants. They matched. commemorates the death of the “innocent” In fact, Messer-Kruse asked a Yale UniHaymarket demonstrators executed by the versity chemistry professor to use modern state of Illinois. technology to compare the evidence today. As the Soviet revolutionary Vladimir They still matched. Lenin once said, “A lie told often enough The evidence against the men was quite becomes the truth.” substantial. Their appeals were heard by In fact, 10 years ago, the Illinois Legisthe Supreme Court of both Illinois and the lature spent $300,000 to erect a sculpture United States. honoring the “victims” of the Haymarket But the political supporters of the Riot. defendants billed the men as innocent Of course the “victims” are no longer martyrs. just seven police officers killed. They also “The prosecutors in the case didn’t include the four murderers who were hanged and the one who committed suicide have a reason to speak out after the men were executed,” Messer-Kruse said. “So in his jail cell by smoking a stick of dynathe history was largely written by those mite. A plaque on the monument says the men who had a political agenda to support these men.” were “unfairly tried.” But a funny thing By the way, Messer-Kruse is a liberal happened on the way to the Politburo. himself and a strong supporter of orgaDuring a lecture on the Haymarket nized labor. incident Timothy Messer-Kruse, a history “Part of the problem is that Haymarket professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, told his students the Haymarket has become a part of labor history and its part of the ethos of the labor movement,” demonstrators received an unfair trial he said. and were convicted despite there being no People don’t want to believe different. evidence against them. But now we know. Will the record be set “And then a student raised her hand straight? and asked, ‘If there wasn’t any evidence, Don’t count on it. It’s Illinois after all. what was presented during that six-week trial?’ It was an ‘aha moment,’ ” he said. “I didn’t have an answer for her. I was • Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse teaching what I had been taught, but it got reporter and the journalist in residence me wondering and I decided to look at the at the Illinois Policy Institute. He can be original trial transcripts.” reached at What he found stunned him. The trial Readers can subscribe to his free political was the longest and most exhaustive held newsletter by going to ILNEWS.ORG or in Illinois up to that point. follow his work on Twitter @scottreeder.

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It was a deadly weekend on DeKalb County roadways, and the wreckage left behind will remain long after the vehicles have been towed away. Police say drunk-driving accidents claimed the lives of two young people in their 20s. Early Saturday, 20-year-old Tiffany Taylor was killed in a single-car crash on Plank Road near the curve at Moose Range Road outside Sycamore. Her brother, 19-year-old Tyrus, was behind the wheel. Police say he lost control of the vehicle, For the record which rolled over and hit a utility pole. Tiffany was Have a designated driver, ejected from the vehicle; call a someone for a ride if her life ended there on the you’re too drunk to drive, side of the road. Police say the brother and sister were or just stay where you are and sleep it off. returning from a bonfire; they say there was evidence that Tyrus, 19 and not of legal drinking age, was drunk. He is now charged with aggravated driving under the influence, which carries a sentence of three to 14 years in prison. Taylor also must confront the reality that he was behind the wheel in a crash that killed his older sister. The next night, on Dresser Road in DeKalb, police say 26-year-old Victoria Hale of DeKalb was killed when her car left the road and hit a tree around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Hale was a nurse at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. She was alone in the car that night, but she was a single mother of a young child who will now grow up with only the faintest memories of her mother. These terrible outcomes should be a stark reminder to anyone who considers driving under the influence a victimless crime. There are real consequences. Irreparable damage can be done. No matter how young you are or how well you think you can “hold your liquor,” no one is immortal and no one is immune. When you drink and drive, you risk hurting yourself, those you love and innocent bystanders. So, please, don’t do it. Have a designated driver, call a someone for a ride if you’re too drunk to drive, or just stay where you are and sleep it off.


Allow cable merger, watch what happens In the hot debate over the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, there are two competing versions of reality. In one, increasingly massive communications firms gobble up ever-larger shares of various, increasingly interrelated markets, magnifying the power they wield against innovators who threaten the old business model and against customers already suffering from high bills and poor service. In that world, stopping the Comcast merger would prevent a bad situation from getting worse. In the other, traditional cable TV and wired broadband providers are in increasingly dire competition with online video services, wireless Internet providers and a cash-flush Google expanding its installation of high-speed fiber-optic cable across the country. Consolidation is the only way to ensure these companies have enough capital to invest in new and better technology that will keep their customers happy – or, at least, satisfied enough not to cancel their subscriptions. In the real world, the outlook for the future of communications and entertainment is foggier than either scenario suggests. That uncertainty recommends a degree of regulatory caution. The government’s smartest move is not to block the merger, but to make clear that regulators will respond if big industry players begin to violate basic principles of market fairness. Some criticism of the merger is misleading or speculative. Cable subscribers will not lose flexibility to get their television service from another company. The market is split geographically: Comcast and Time Warner Cable do not compete for customers. Will Comcast find ways to use its strengthened position to promote its own content (from NBC, for example) or services (such as its Netflix competitor, Streampix)? It may well gain more leverage in negotiations with content creators, some of which are in pretty strong positions at the moment. Merger defenders also downplay the conflicts of interest that might encourage firms such as Comcast to promote their products on the wires they own, about which critics are speculating. That is not grounds to take the severe step of blocking a proposed merger. But it is reason for federal regulators to keep a close eye on what cable companies, still huge players in how we communicate and consume culture, end up doing to competitors and upstarts – and to set clear conditions that allow a crackdown, if necessary. The Washington Post

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High pressure, which brought the cold air, will move east. This will turn the winds out of the south warming temperatures closer to normal values. Winds could gust up to 40 mph by the afternoon. Clouds will move in Thursday with a chance of a few sprinkles. That will carry over early Friday before cool, dry air arrives to start to the weekend.








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Boys, girls basketball coaching slots open By STEVE NITZ AP photo

Frustrating season may be Adelman’s last stand MINNEAPOLIS – As the clock ticks down on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ regular season finale on Wednesday night, one of the most quietly successful coaching careers the NBA has ever seen could be coming to a close right with it. Over the past quarter century, Rick Adelman has won more than 1,000 games, developed an innovative offense that influences everyone from Gregg Popovich to Erik Spoelstra and developed a reputation as a master of exploiting opponents’ weaknesses while maximizing the talents on his own roster. But as his 23rd season draws to a close, it does so with everyone involved – a coach who wanted to make one last playoff push, a franchise hoping to convince its star player not to abandon it, a fan base worn down by mediocrity – left wanting more. The “coaching lifer,” as Popovich describes Adelman, who has always been able to come up with right answers to basketball problems has been frustrated like never before by an inability to squeeze more out of a talented but flawed team. “This year it just seems like we have a good game, and then it could be from one half to the next half,” Adelman said recently. “That’s been the hard part, trusting what’s going to come. It’s just been a very difficult year. I don’t think I’ve ever really experienced (this).” Adelman’s contract has a mutual option included for the final season, meaning either side can opt out of the deal. Adelman will turn 68 in June and the contract calls for a decision to be made no later than two weeks after the season ends. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro baseball Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, doubleheader, noon, CSN, and 6 p.m., WGN The Cubs and Yankees will play both games of their two-game series today after Monday’s weather postponement. Also on TV... Pro baseball Boston at White Sox, 7 p.m., WCIU Pro basketball Bulls at Charlotte, 6 p.m., CSN Atlanta at Milwaukee, 7 p.m., ESPN Golden State at Denver, 9:30


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Both the varsity boys basketball coaching position and the girls varsity position at DeKalb High School are vacant and posted on the District 428 website. Dave Rohlman had held the boys position since the 2005-06 season. Chris Davenport had been the Barbs’ girls coach the past two years. Davenport told the Daily Chronicle he resigned from the postion because of personal reasons. Multiple calls and a voicemail message to Rohlman’s cellphone were not returned.

Rohlman replaced Chuck Schramm as DeKalb’s boys coach for the 2005-06 season. The highlight of his career was 2009-10, when the Barbs won the Western Sun Conference title and the lone regional championship of Rohlman’s career. DeKalb, which featured current Northern Illinois center Jordan Threloff, the 2009-10 Daily Chronicle Player of the Year, advanced to the Class 3A Hampshire Sectional final before losing to Oswego. Rohlman had a career record of 123-149 in his nine seasons as Barbs coach. Davenport’s teams won the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title

in each of his two seasons. However, the Barbs were upset in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs each time. DeKalb was defeated by eventual Class 4A fourth-place finisher Huntley in the Class 4A Belvidere North Regional semifinals last season. In 2014, the Barbs were upset by Belvidere North in the Class 4A Rockford Jefferson Regional semifinals. Davenport, a 1991 DeKalb High grad, spent the 2011-12 season as an assistant to former Barbs girls basketball coach Ben Bates before taking over the program. He had a

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Dave Rohlman is no longer the boys varsity basketball coach at DeKalb High School.


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DeKalb’s Morgan Beaty goes one-on-one with the Yorkville goalkeeper in the first half Tuesday at DeKalb High School. DeKalb won, 4-0.

Coming back with a bang Barbs’ Garland returns from injury, notches hat trick By TRAVIS ZUELLIG DeKALB – After sitting out the past three games with a broken nose, DeKalb midfielder Kayley Garland just wanted to get back to playing on the field with her teammates. Garland returned to action in the Barbs’ Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference match against Yorkville and made a major impact, as the winger’s second-half hat trick helped DeKalb pull out a 4-0 victory Tuesday night. “I think that we played well. We definitely picked it up in the second half opposed to the first half,” Garland said. “It was really great to get

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to dcpreps. back to playing. It is hard sitting on the bench watching everyone else play.” At halftime, Yorkville (1-3, 0-2 NI Big 12) managed to keep the Barbs off the scoreboard despite being un-

der constant pressure. DeKalb (3-3, 1-0 NI Big 12) finally made the breakthrough eighteen minutes into the second half. Riley Bauling’s throw-in found Ayslin Nachman down the right wing, and Nachman carried the ball into the Yorkville box and fired in a cross. The ball missed Morgan Beaty and a Foxes defender in the middle of the box. Garland collected the ball at the back post and calmly finished to give the Barbs the lead. “[Garland] came out here today, was in the right spot at the right time and finished,” DeKalb coach Phil Rouse. “She was calm under pressure and didn’t panic.”

Garland said that she was just in the right spot on the field. “On the first one, I was just in the right place at the right time,” Garland said. “I was able to get to the far post were we needed somebody to be to get it by their goalie.” Sixteen minutes later, Garland scored her second goal. A Beaty cross found Izzy Pizano in the box, and Pizano’s shot was saved by Yorkville goaltender MacKenzie Lee. Lee parried the shot and Garland pounced on the rebound. Garland’s third goal came two minutes from the final whistle.

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Turner up to speed at wideout By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – Aregeros Turner’s time at Northern Illinois didn’t get off to the best start. Roughly a month after Turner, rated a three-star athlete by Rivals, signed with the Huskies, the man who recruited him to DeKalb – Roy Manning, left to become linebackers coach at Michigan, his alma mater. Manning accepted the job in Ann Arbor, Monica Maschak - Mich. less than two months Northern Illinois’ Aregeros Turner (left) lines up at a recent practice. after being named NIU’s runTurner was recruited as an athlete and thought he would be a running ning backs coach. back. The Huskies’ coaches decided he would play wide receiver. Manning recruited Turn-

More online For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to er to Cincinnati when he was the Bearcats’ running backs coach in 2012, and continued recruiting him at NIU. But before Manning could actually coach Turner, he was gone. However, there were other reasons Turner had signed

with NIU. “It was tough. We had a good relationship, but I committed to the school instead of the coach,” Turner said after the Huskies’ practice Tuesday at the Chessick Center. “I came here on a visit, I liked the atmosphere. I liked how everyone was a family.” While he was recruited as an athlete, Turner expected to be lining up in the Huskies’ backfield. But when he arrived on campus the coaching staff told Turner they wanted him to play wide receiver,

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White Sox battle Red Sox late on Tuesday


Baseball Genoa-Kingston at Plano, 4:30 p.m. Softball Genoa-Kingston at Plano, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Lisle, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer IMSA at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Rochelle, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at West Aurora Invitational, TBA

Another complete effort propelled the Kaneland girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory at Morris in its Northern Illinois Big 12 East opener Tuesday. Courtney Diddell and Holly Collingbourne tallied first-half goals for the Knights, with Michelle Ortiz providing an insurance goal down the stretch of the second half. “You know what, we’re playing pretty well right now,” Knights coach Scott Parillo said. “We’re able to possess the ball and create opportunities for us to score and limit the opponent’s scoring opportunities.” Jess Coia, Heather Ortiz and Kiandra Powell each had assists for Kaneland, which improved to 5-1-0 overall. The Knights resume a busy stretch today with a West Aurora Tournament match against East Aurora, and would earn the tourney title with a win. “It could be a pretty good week for us,” Parillo said.

Cup sailor de Ridder suspended 5 years SAN DIEGO – America’s Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing’s international governing body, two people with knowledge of the decision said Tuesday. The people spoke with The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the suspension is being appealed. Unless a review board or the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturns the suspension, it effectively ends de Ridder’s sailing career. Not only is the 41-year-old de Ridder banned from the 2017 America’s Cup, but he’s unable to accept a $500,000 contract to sail in the Volvo Ocean Race, which begins later this year. – Staff, wire reports

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Bud Selig calls replay launch ‘remarkable’ By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press NEW YORK – Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks. While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls. The new system that began March 30 vastly expands the types of plays that managers and umpires can ask to be reviewed at a replay center in New York. Calls by umpires on the field have been confirmed in 33 of 89 challenges through Monday and overturned in 30. For 25 others, calls stood because of a lack of “clear and convincing” evidence. In one instance, umpires asked for a video review

to check the balls-strike count. Selig called the rollout “remarkable” but wouldn’t say whether MLB would make any adjustments during this initial season. “We’ve had really very little controversy overall,” Selig said Tuesday at the MLB Diversity Business Summit. “Everything in life will have a little glitch here and there where you do something new. And are our guys on top of it? You bet. But I’m saying to you again, you’ll hear about the one or two controversies, but look at all the calls that have been overturned.” Umpires review challenged calls in a room filled with computers, screens and technicians at the offices of Major League Baseball Advanced Media. “Technology takes a while to work,” MLBAM chief executive officer

Bob Bowman said. “I don’t know if you ever bought a new car. You don’t know how all that stuff works right away. And if you ever get a new phone, it takes you awhile to learn it. We’re under 30 days old, and I know we’ve arrived because ESPN is already criticizing us. And it must be great to be perfect the way ESPN is.” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz declined comment. Boston manager John Farrell was ejected after a call was overturned during Sunday’s game against the Yankees, which gave New York an additional run in a game it went on to win 3-2. Francisco Cervelli originally was called out at first for an inning-ending double play, but he was ruled safe on the review – allowing Brian McCann to score from first.

NEW YORK – Coming off their ninth consecutive series loss, dating to last year, maybe the Cubs could use Tuesday’s rainout more than most, especially coming off back-to-back losses against the rival Cardinals over the weekend. So no one was complaining when rain all day Tuesday and a worse forecast for Tuesday night forced the postponement of the opener of the two-game series against the New York Yankees before the teams even arNext rived at Yankee Stadium. Not until Wednesday, at least. That’s when the series will be played in its enCubs at Yankees – Game tirety as a split doubleheader, 1: 12:05 p.m. with game times today, CSN, AM- of 12:05 p.m. and 720; Game 2: 6:05 p.m. 6:05 p.m., WGN, The pitching AM-720 matchups remain the same, with Tuesday’s scheduled starters, Cubs’ right-hander Jason Hammel (2-0, 2.63 ERA) and Yankees righthander Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.21), pitching the first game. Cubs lefty Travis Wood (0-1, 2.92) faces Michael Pineda (1-1, 1.50) in the nightcap. Depending how deep the starters are able to work Wednesday, the extra day off should benefit a bullpen that has been leaned on hard in the early going, in part because of three extra-inning games (adding 10 total innings). The Cubs also were delayed by rain by 46 minutes in the third inning of Sunday’s loss in St. Louis.

Injury hampered Turner early in spring drills • NIU Continued from page B1 feeling his size (he came to campus at 165 pounds) would work better out there. The only experience the Akron, Ohio, native had at wideout was when he would run a couple of fly routes here and there in high school. He still made his way on to the field

as a true freshman, catching eight passes in 11 games. Turner missed some time early this spring because of a hamstring injury, but he’s been able to take a lot of reps to fine-tune his receiving skills, working on his footwork and route-running. “Coming here it was all new to me,” Turner said. “Just learning different stuff and how to run routes was basical-

ly the hardest thing.” Wide receivers coach Thad Ward said that despite his lack of experience at receiver, Turner catches the ball well. He’s also a player who can get into the backfield and take the ball on jet sweeps. Ward said Turner could end up being a player similar to TommyLee Lewis. “I think he can. He’s a very intelligent guy for the first

part. He understands all five [wideout] positions ... which is good,” Ward said. “That was really good for him [in 2013]. Right now, he’s still knocking out some of the rust because he didn’t practice all spring. But he’s a very smart guy, and we’ve just got to continue to clean him up so we can get better with him. He’s going to be a big part of our offense this year I would say.”

FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7, x-if necessary) Today Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Thursday Blackhawks at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Friday Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Saturday Blackhawks at St. Louis, 2 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. Sunday Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 11 a.m. Detroit at Boston, 2 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 9 p.m. Monday St. Louis at Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Tampa Bay at Montreal, 6 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 St. Louis at Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 x-Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 x-Blackhawks at St. Louis, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. x-Dallas at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 x-Detroit at Boston, 2 p.m. x-Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Minnesota at Colorado, TBD x-Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB 6 4 .600 — 7 6 .538 ½ 6 6 .500 1 6 7 .462 1½ 4 7 .364 2½ East Division W L Pct GB New York 7 6 .538 — Toronto 7 6 .538 — Tampa Bay 7 7 .500 ½ Baltimore 6 7 .462 1 Boston 5 8 .385 2 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 9 4 .692 — Seattle 7 5 .583 1½ Los Angeles 6 7 .462 3 Texas 6 7 .462 3 Houston 5 8 .385 4 Tuesday’s Results Boston at White Sox (n) Cubs at New York, ppd., rain Tampa Bay at Baltimore, ppd., rain Cleveland at Detroit, ppd., inclement weather Seattle at Texas (n) Kansas City at Houston (n) Toronto at Minnesota (n) Oakland at L.A. Angels (n) Today’s Games Cubs (Hammel 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 12:05 p.m., 1st game Cubs (T.Wood 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 1-1), 6:05 p.m., 2nd game Boston (Buchholz 0-1) at White Sox (Joh. Danks 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 2-0) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 0-1), 11:35 a.m. Cleveland (McAllister 1-0) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-0), 6:08 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-0) at Texas (Darvish 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Houston (Keuchel 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 1-2) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Skaggs 1-0), 9:05 p.m.

Detroit White Sox Minnesota Cleveland Kansas City

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB 10 3 .769 — 8 5 .615 2 6 6 .500 3½ 4 8 .333 5½ 4 8 .333 5½ East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 9 4 .692 — Washington 8 5 .615 1 New York 6 7 .462 3 Philadelphia 6 7 .462 3 Miami 5 9 .357 4½ West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 9 4 .692 — San Francisco 8 5 .615 1 San Diego 6 7 .462 3 Colorado 6 8 .429 3½ Arizona 4 12 .250 6½ Tuesday’s Results Cubs at New York, ppd., rain Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 7, tie, 6 innings, comp. of susp. game,(n) Atlanta at Philadelphia, ppd., rain Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (n) Washington at Miami, (n) St. Louis at Milwaukee (n) N.Y. Mets at Arizona, (n) Colorado at San Diego (n) L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco (n) Today’s Games Cubs (Hammel 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 12:05 p.m., 1st game Cubs (T.Wood 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 1-1), 6:05 p.m., 2nd game Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-2) at Cincinnati (Cueto 0-2), 11:35a.m. St. Louis (J.Kelly 1-0) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 1-0), 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-0) at Arizona (McCarthy 0-2), 2:40 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 1-1) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-1), 6:05 p.m. Washington (Roark 1-0) at Miami (Fernandez 2-1), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 0-2) at San Diego (Cashner 1-1), 9:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Maholm 0-1) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-0), 9:15 p.m. Milwaukee St. Louis Pittsburgh Cubs Cincinnati


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G-K outlook gets boost from Caldwell By JAMES NOKES

A closer look at the boys baseball scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... ANDREW CALDWELL Genoa-Kingston, sophomore A first-inning rebound helped G-K pull off a doubleheader sweep of Mendota on Saturday. After a five-run first, Caldwell didn’t surrender a run, and the Cogs are off to a .500 start.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR Sycamore vs. DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Thursday; 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday The two teams will get the series started Thursday at Northern Illinois’ Ralph McKinzie Field, and close the set with a doubleheader at DeKalb on Good Friday. Both teams have had games canceled and enter conference play with only a few nonconference contests. The intensity for the crosstown rivalry is always high, and both teams are on a roll. “We are always excited to play DeKalb,” Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “It will be a competitive series. They are swinging the bats and pitching well. I don’t expect either team to really pull away in what should be a real competitive series.”

1. Sycamore (6-1) 2. DeKalb (5-1) 3. Indian Creek (4-0) 4. Kaneland (3-3) 5. Hiawatha (2-1) 6. Genoa-Kingston (4-4) 7. Hinckley-Big Rock (3-3)

DeKalb outshoots foe, 22-2 • BARBS Continued from page B1 Another Beaty cross was thrown into the box, which Lee punched clear with Garland cleaning up the rebound. Rouse said he wanted his team to get crosses into the box in the second half. “[Lee] is a tremendous goaltender. We tried to get to the byline on her and play it across the six. She is just too fast, too athletic and too strong,” Rouse said. “So the only thing we could try is put some bouncing balls into the box and make her make a decision.” The Barbs’ final goal was scored by Beaty, whose breakaway in the final minute sealed the win. DeKalb outshot Yorkville 22-2 and 12-1 on shots on target. Maddie Frye earned the shutout in net. “In the second half, we started to find feet more. We started to find possession and our rhythm,” Rouse said. “Once you don’t play so direct, north-to-south, and once you play east-to-west a little bit more, you tend to find a little more possession and the field opens up more.” DeKalb’s next match will be against Sycamore at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in a big NI Big 12 contest in Sycamore.

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DeKalb’s Morgan Beaty gains possession of the ball in the first half against Yorkville on Tuesday at DeKalb High School. DeKalb won, 4-0. Genoa-Kingston has been through hard times. The Cogs lost 26 games in 2013. But, if a revival is to happen this spring it will be because of performances like the one starting pitcher Andrew Caldwell (1-1) turned in Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of Mendota. The Cogs fell behind 5-0 in the first inning, and every run was scored with two outs. Yet, Caldwell said he felt fine in the dugout between innings and G-K coach Anson Ellis didn’t make a move. Caldwell was given the opportunity to prove he had good stuff and went on to show it on the field. The sophomore surrendered just two hits and struck out eight the rest of the game as G-K (4-4) came back for a 7-5 win and moved back to .500 on the season. “Last year, we just couldn’t win a close game,” Ellis said. “This year, we’ve already shown the ability to come back and post a few wins.” With a .111 batting average and 12 strikeouts from the leadoff spot at the outset of the year, Ellis made another key move that has worked well. Jake Langford was moved to leadoff and promptly turned in a seven-RBI performance in the doubleheader sweep. “Jake has been our leading hitter,” Ellis said. “I just figured we needed to get a guy up top that would get on base.” Hiawatha revised: A regional title in 2013 has instilled new-found confidence into the Hawks. Perhaps too much confidence as Hiawatha (2-1) turned in an early uneven performance that caught coach Sean Donnelly by surprise. “The bad weather had nothing to do with

ing the next day,” Piekarz said. “We didn’t get frustrated and that allowed us to stay sharp.” David Emanuel has picked up two saves for Indian Creek and freshman Trevor Guerra (2-0) has been a stalwart on the mound and has hit over .400 as a leadoff man. DeKalb wants strikes: Resourceful baseball has been played by the Barbs in their first full week of games. “We are playing a little better than I anticiDanielle Guerra – pated,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. “I’m Hampshire base runner Kyle Rutkowski slides past very happy with our defense and we can hit up DeKalb catcher Patrick Aves during an April 1 game. and down the lineup. Every guy in the lineup DeKalb beat Hampshire, 7-5, in both teams’ season has found a way to contribute.” opener. No. 5 hitter Josh Snead and No. 7 hitter Noah Baert are an example of DeKalb (5-1) our start,” Donnelly said. “We were just a using its whole lineup to manufacture runs. little overconfident. We’ve just got some new “Those two guys have kept our lineup goexpectations to deal with when it comes to ing,” Howells said. “They have turned it over winning. We’ve still got to go out and do it on and gotten back to the top.” the field.” Still, the Barbs are in search of consistent Senior starting pitcher Taylor Edwards pitching from someone other than ace John (2-0) has both Hawks wins and has yet to surrender an earned run, while junior leadoff Crosby. Of the 22 walks the Barbs have issued opposing hitters, 16 have scored. hitter Nick Doolittle has eight stolen bases in “Players are starting to buy in,” Howells three games. said. “They see the plan and know if they “Nick always knows he has the green light execute it, we’ve got the talent to go out and be on base,” Donnelly said. “He’s just got a great successful.” feel for the game and when to go.” The Kaneland seven: In a 2-1 loss against T’wolves need eight: With five or six games state-contender Batavia March 31, Kaneland sandwiched into the next few weeks, Indian took a unique approach. Creek coach Joe Piekarz will have plenty of It was just the second time the Knights pitching opportunities. (3-3) had been outside all season, so Kaneland “The biggest challenge because of the weather is having enough arms,” Piekarz said. coach Brian Aversa used a different pitcher “Teams will need 8-10 guys that can go out and each inning. “It was a glorified spring training game throw strikes to get through this season.” for us,” Aversa said. “We got a lot of guys a The truncated schedule hasn’t effected the look and were able to play well against a good Indian Creek (4-0) focus. team.” “We kept preparing like we would be play-

Abbreviated schedule hurts players’ opportunities Time is in short supply for juniors. Not on their prep baseball career, but they will have a whole summer and senior season to fulfill their career goals. Instead, it’s a race to get recognized by college baseball coaches for players with aspirations of playing at the next level. A dreadful winter that lingered well into spring has forced teams into playing an ab-

VIEWS James Nokes breviated schedule, which translates into less opportunity opportunity to crack a lineup or have a college coach take notice of a player’s talents. The players most effected by the cancellation of games are the

ones trying to crack the lineup. “Normally new players on varsity will have 12 games before conference, where they will earn their way into the lineup,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. “This year, the weather got in the way of that development and players weren’t afforded as many chances as during a full season. “Hopefully, for a junior that wants to play in college, they’ve already been on a team’s radar.

There are showcase camps and travel baseball opportunities in the summer where college coaches take notice of their skills. If a player wants to play at the next level they will find a way to be seen.”

• James Nokes covers prep sports for the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at

Kaneland quartet getting Jobs are posted on shut out of lacrosse season District 428 website •COACHES

VIEWS Jay Schwab Anne Shaw said her son, Nick, tried baseball and soccer when he was younger, but those sports did not kindle his passion the way lacrosse eventually did. But the lacrosse future of Shaw and three of his fellow Kaneland freshmen appear to be dead-ending – at least for now – after the families were recently informed the four Kaneland boys no longer could compete as part of a co-op with the Geneva freshman-sophomore boys lacrosse team. “It was a sad thing when they told us on Friday that they couldn’t play for Geneva,” Shaw said. “We’re hoping that they change their mind and realize the impact it will make on these boys.” Jacob Sussland, Joe Bittenbinder, Tyler Kraus and Shaw – all Kaneland freshmen – practiced with the Geneva team and competed last week during a loss against St. Charles East. But Shaw said that on Friday, parents were informed by Kaneland – which does not presently have a full-time athletic director – that the boys no longer would be allowed to play. The parents have since composed a letter to athletic directors in the Upstate Eight Conference asking that they reconsider their stance on the participation of the Kaneland boys. The letter – sent on behalf of each of the four families – states that the four boys’ lives “revolve around lacrosse.” “Geneva was gracious enough to agree with Kaneland to co-op, and we had been working on the process, but it got delayed with change in athletic directors at Kaneland. We understand a vote was taken

Continued from page B1 record of 44-13 in his two seasons as DeKalb’s coach. DeKalb won more than 20 games each season. “Obviously, winning conference titles and winning 20 games back to back was nice. The true accomplishments we didn’t get to, so that was disappointing. As far as just working with the kids, I en-

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Tyler Kraus (from left), Nick Shaw, Jacob Sussland and Joe Bittenbinder are freshmen who play lacrosse. They were recently informed they could no longer could compete as part of a co-op with the Geneva freshman-sophomore boys lacrosse team. and did not pass for the boys to participate and would like to respectfully ask you to reconsider,” part of the letter reads. Anne Shaw, of Elburn, said she didn’t think the boys being able to play with Geneva would create much of a fuss considering lacrosse is not an official IHSA sport and the boys were only competing for the freshman-sophomore team. But because lacrosse is considered an “emerging” sport in Illinois, it still must abide by IHSA protocols regarding player eligibility, according to Geneva athletic director Jim Kafer. “Although it was a ‘last minute’ effort, both schools and the IHSA were fine with the set-up so it appeared that we might be able to make this work,” Kafer wrote in an email. “One final hurdle though was approval by both athletic conferences that the schools belong to. This is required even though lacrosse is not a conference sport. The Upstate 8 conference denied the request due to concerns over the precedence that it might set.” The boys played through River City Lacrosse at the youth level but their River City teammates then split off to play for their respective high school clubs throughout the Tri-Cities. The families’ letter notes

that several other lacrosse club teams in the area started as co-ops, and noted that the families’ goal is for lacrosse to grow in popularity in the Kaneland area, so that the boys wouldn’t need to be part of a co-op in another year or two. Lacking other options for now, though, the boys were grateful to compete with the Geneva co-op until the news was broken to them after school Friday. “We just want them to be able to play, that’s what the bottom line is,” Anne Shaw said. “They do so much better with their schoolwork and they’re just happier boys [when they’re playing], so we just would love to see this be rectified.” The boys wrote testimonials about their experiences in lacrosse that were attached as part of the families’ appeal to UEC athletic directors. In Nick Shaw’s letter, he writes that “lacrosse is the one sport I feel I am successful at.” “He’s very thankful the four of us moms are trying to get them to be allowed to play,” Anne Shaw said. “He’s thanked me many times for my efforts. They’re all just saying ‘What are we going to do with our time?’ ” • Jay Schwab is sports editor of the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5382 or jschwab@

joyed working with them day to day,” Davenport said. “It helped me as a coach, to learn some more patience even though it might not have looked like it all the time, because I was different with them than I had been in the past when I coached the boys, whether it had been with DeKalb High School or AAU. I coached a lot of AAU. “I found a lot of patience which I thought helped me grow as a coach.”





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No longer table for 2 in Eastern Conference By JOE COWLEY

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Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) celebrates his goal against Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen as teammate Duncan Keith watches during the first period March 25 at the United Center.


Shaw savors role as Hawks’ intense goofball CHICAGO – Brent Seabrook had no place to hide. Moments earlier during Tuesday’s practice, Seabrook had leaned forward to receive a pass along the blue line from Blackhawks teammate Duncan Keith. But Seabrook lost his footing as the puck hit his stick, and he tipped and fell like a drunken sailor. All of Seabrook’s teammates found this to be hilarious, but especially Andrew Shaw. His grin was bigger than Lake Michigan. He slapped his stick against the ice repeatedly, which is the way hockey players clap when they are excited. Shaw chuckled afterward as he caught his breath in front of his locker. He already had put his stick away, or else he might have slapped it against the carpeted floor. “Getting on one of your teammates if they fall like that,” Shaw said, “it puts a smile on everyone’s face – even the guy that did fall.” It was true. Once Seabrook had climbed to his skates and dusted off the assortment of ice chips and embarrassment, he could not help but grin and shake his head. Make no mistake, the postseason is serious business for Shaw and his teammates. The Hawks have won two Stanley Cup championships in the past four seasons, and they will try to make it three out of five starting with a first-round series against the division rival St. Louis Blues. But it’s possible to be intense and goofy at the same time.

VIEWS Tom Musick For proof, watch Shaw. Watch how Shaw deflects a shot past goaltender Corey Crawford and lifts one leg and pumps both arms in mock celebration. Watch how he pings a shot off of the lower crossbar and into the net and wheels around, beckoning his teammates to cheer. Watch how he whoops across the ice after Marian Hossa scores a goal. Watch how he talks about the playoffs, by far his favorite time of year. “As long as the intensity is there and the work ethic is there and everyone is focused in, I think you should have as much fun as you can,” Shaw said. “It makes you love the game even more when you’re out there having a good time.” It has been written in this space before that Shaw, 22, might be the only hockey player in the universe who doesn’t take naps before night games. His enthusiasm is genuine and infectious, and his teammates appreciate his nonstop energy on the ice. On Tuesday, Shaw centered a line with Bryan Bickell on his left wing and Patrick Kane on his right wing. He happily yapped at both players in between shifts. “He’s excited,” Kane said. “I think we’re all excited to start playing again, especially in the playoffs. He’s a kid

that’s going to be working hard. He’s going to be the hardest worker on the ice every night, whether it’s regular season or playoffs. That’s one of the special things about him.” When Shaw wasn’t busy sprinting down the ice on three-man rushes, he was parked in front of the net as part of the Hawks’ practice power-play unit. He battled hard against teammate Jeremy Morin, who was serving as one of the penalty killers. After a failed deflection, Shaw gave Morin a playful shove to show his frustration. Morin grinned and Shaw grinned back, both regrouping for another competition. “He’s always full of energy,” Morin said. “It’s actually kind of amazing. He never runs out of steam.” Never. As in, never ever. For the past couple of weeks, Morin has had Shaw as his roommate on the road, which is sort of like having a 180-pound puppy as a roommate on the road. “He’s full of energy all of the time, and I’m not really a morning guy,” Morin said. “I’ve learned to just kind of ignore him a little bit when he gets too excited, and he kind of calms down a bit.” Care to guess who won’t be able to ignore Shaw? The St. Louis Blues. Bring on the playoffs.

Bulls players are well aware they didn’t deserve the presumed invite to the Eastern Conference finals a few months ago. Not enough star power, a bit too gritty, and when it really came down to it, just not good enough in the win-loss column. No, it was a table for two back then, and only Miami and Indiana were having chairs pulled out for them. “We all get it,” Bulls veteran guard Kirk Hinrich said. “Indiana and Miami were having unbelievable years, and the rest of the East was really struggling.” “Were” is the key word. The No. 1-seeded Pacers entered March 44-13, and looking like the first real threat to the Miami dynasty since the Heatles came together four seasons ago. How about a pedestrian 11-13 record since then, barely gripping onto that top seed. Meanwhile, the back-toback champion Heat were 4114 walking into March, only to go 13-13 since then in grabbing the No. 2 seed. As for that table for two? Not such a sure thing now. “I don’t know if you want to read into that because that stuff can change quickly,” Hinrich said, when asked if the struggles of those two teams have been noticed. “Obviously, we want to be playing as well as we can, be healthy and have as much momentum as we can going in, but I’m excited because it’s getting close. “Do we believe we can compete, excited for the playoffs, like our chances? Yeah.” The Bulls are 16-7 since March 1, so if there’s a

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Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau watches his team play against the Orlando Magic during the first half Monday at the United Center.

Next at Charlotte, 6 p.m. today, CSN, AM-1000 record that they feel needs attention, it’s their own. “Yeah, I think we were so caught up in trying to right our ship I don’t think we were caught up in everyone assuming Miami and Indiana were clear paths to the [Eastern Conference] finals,” veteran Mike Dunleavy said. “We were so worried about what we were trying to do. We were trying to get in the playoffs, then get home-court advantage, then trying to move up. I don’t think it was really something that crossed our minds more than anyone else. “I think we take notice that we’re playing well, and that’s the biggest thing. Those two teams have dropped off record-wise, but some other teams have also played well. Maybe people are second-guessing that things are all set up for a showdown between those two, so we’ll see. That’s a long way away and we have a lot of business to take care of.”

Starting in Charlotte on Wednesday night, and a very simple scenario: Lose and stay in the No. 4 seed; Win and a Toronto loss, get into the No. 3 seed. If Toronto and the Bulls finish in a tie, the Raptors have the tie-breaker. The Bulls want that No. 3 seed because it’s a higher seed, but also because the road for the No. 4 seed might be a bit tougher. That means opening with a Brooklyn team that has gone 17-7 since March and is a nasty matchup because of their three-guard attack. “We already have in our head that we’re going to Brooklyn,” big man Taj Gibson said. “We’re already focused on Brooklyn.” As far as a second-round showdown with Miami or Indiana and who would be a better matchup for the Bulls? No thanks on that talk, as far as Gibson was concerned. “You have to look at the team that’s right in front of you,” Gibson said. “It seems that any kind of little thing that a team can feed off of they’ll use it against you, so we don’t want to give anybody any little kind of motivation, any king of juices.”

• Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at and on Twitter @ tcmusick.

NHL PLAYOFFS: GOALIES TO WATCH The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it’s time for the goalies to get going. As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the Stanley Cup champion often tilt toward the guy in the crease producing the biggest saves of the spring. Hoisting the hallowed trophy is hard to do without a hot goalie. So who are the ones to watch this time? Corey Crawford was the winner last year with the Blackhawks, so let’s skip him. League-leading Boston, with the stellar Tuukka Rask in goal, is probably too obvious. Similarly, we’ll pass over other top-five seeds with well-established netminders who finished among the league leaders this season: Pittsburgh and Marc-Andre Fleury, Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Montreal’s Carey Price. Some of the bigger names struggled down the stretch and aren’t taking much momentum into the playoffs: Anaheim’s Jonas Hiller, Ryan Miller with St. Louis, and San Jose’s Antti Niemi. Kari Lehtonen had a strong season for Dallas, but his playoff experience is minimal. Philadelphia’s Steve Mason is in that category, too. With the suspense out of the way, here’s a pick six of candi-

dates with the potential to be that next impenetrable presence between the pipes over the next two months: SERGEI BOBROVSKY: The 25-year-old Russian known affectionately as “Bob” has helped steer Columbus to the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history. Bobrovsky had five shutouts and was ninth in the NHL this season with his .923 save percentage. The Penguins pose a significant challenge as the opening opponent, but Bobrovsky has stolen many games for the Blue Jackets. JONATHAN QUICK: There’s no need to know more than this: Two years ago, Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy after yielding just 29 goals in 20 playoff games for the Los Angeles Kings on the way to their first title. JIMMY HOWARD: The Detroit Red Wings stretched their remarkable streak of making the playoffs to 23 straight years, but they’re lined up in the bracket against the mighty Bruins. With Howard minding the net, maybe this banged-up bunch can pull off the upset. Top seeds falling in the first round, after all, are hardly historic NHL moments. The U.S. Olympic team member made 35 saves in a 3-2 win on April 2 over Boston, the defending Eastern Conference champion and winner of the

2011 Stanley Cup. Perhaps that planted a seed of doubt in the minds of the Bruins. SEMYON VARLAMOV: Just like his Hall of Fame coach Patrick Roy, Varlamov has the makeup to carry a team a long way if his young and potent forwards aren’t fazed. One of the Vezina Trophy front-runners, Varlamov led the league with 41 victories and was third with a .927 save percentage. ILYA BRYZGALOV: One of four goalies to play at least 12 games for Minnesota this season, Bryzgalov was fetched at the trade deadline for a fourth-round draft pick. He has a spotty track record in playoffs past with Phoenix and Philadelphia, but he came through when the Wild needed him most, posting a 7-13 record and 2.12 goals-against average since his acquisition from Edmonton. ANDERS LINDBACK: Lindback left some shaky earlier performances behind him by going 3-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average over the final three games to help Tampa Bay lock up home-ice advantage for the first round against the Canadiens. This is Ben Bishop’s job, having set a Lightning record with 37 wins, but he hurt his elbow last week, leaving his status uncertain. – Wire report is your connection to the Internet’s leading automotive marketplace. Search millions of new and pre-owned vehicles to find the right one for you. Visit to get started.


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Sticky Lemony Breakfast Buns

Easter Treats Transforming bread dough into lemony sticky buns By ALISON LADMAN


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Lemon-Olive Oil Mini Cakes

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

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aybe it’s the bright color. Maybe it’s the fresh, vibrant taste. Whatever the reason, Easter has become inextricably linked to lemon (and chocolate, of course). So we decided to do a refresh of the conventional breakfast cinnamon bun, infusing it with lemony goodness three different ways. We start by replacing the cinnamon sugar with sugar spiked with lemon zest. Then we fill the buns with purchased lemon curd (a decadent, tangy treat that also is good simply spread onto toast). Finally, we drizzle our finished buns with icing made from lemon juice and powdered sugar. The result is vibrantly lemony, but not mouth puckering. And to keep things fast and easy, we use purchased frozen bread dough as the base for the buns. All you need to do is thaw the dough, roll it out, fill it, then roll it back up before slicing and baking. These buns are the perfect way to start Easter – or any spring – morning.

Sticky Lemony Breakfast Buns You’ll find loaves of frozen bread dough in the grocer’s freezer section. Jars of lemon curd are alongside the jams and jellies.

Start to finish: 1 1/2 hours (30 minutes active) Servings: 15 1/4 cup granulated sugar Zest of 1 lemon Two 1-pound loaves frozen white bread dough, thawed and allowed to come to room temperature 1/2 cup lemon curd 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Line a baking sheet with kitchen parchment. In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar and lemon zest. Sprinkle half of it on a clean counter. Place 1 loaf of the dough on the sprinkled counter, then roll it out to form an 8-by-16-inch rectangle (with one of the long sides facing you). Sprinkle the dough with the remaining sugar, then gently run the roller over the dough to ensure the sugar mixture sticks. Roll out the second loaf to the same size, then set it on top of the first. Spread the lemon curd over the dough, leaving a 1-inch strip bare along the long edge farther from you. Starting at the edge closest to you, roll the dough up into a log. Pinch the dough along the seam to seal it. Using a sharp knife, slice the roll into 1-inch-wide rounds. Arrange the rounds on the prepared baking sheet, then cover loosely with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until puffy. After 15 minutes, heat the oven to 350 F. When the buns have risen, uncover and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature of the buns should read 185 F. Allow to cool slightly before icing. To make the icing, in a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar. Drizzle over the tops of the buns. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition information per serving: 250 calories; 50 calories from fat (20 percent of total calories); 6 g fat (1.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 25 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 7 g protein; 370 mg sodium.

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Versatile, fresh mini cakes fit for dessert By ALISON LADMAN


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hocolate seems to reign supreme when it comes to Easter. And while it’s hard to deny the appeal of cocoa, this spring holiday also begs for something fresh and citrusy. So we created these dairy-free mini cakes that are rich with olive oil and lemon juice – in fact, 1 cup of each. The tender cakes – which deliver a delicious punch of lemon – also are covered with strawberry jam, then with a layer of toasted and chopped pecans. Delicious, fresh and simple. But these cakes also are versatile. If pecans aren’t your thing, coat the cakes in flaked coconut or chopped pistachios. If strawberry jam doesn’t do it for you, any variety of jam can be substituted. And if you don’t like lemon, any other citrus juice can be substituted.

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Sweet pairings for grown-up Easter treats By MICHELLE LOCKE The Associated Press Easter candy is dandy. But Easter candy paired with booze? Now that’s something to put a spring in your step. So we asked wine and spirits connoisseurs to come up with something the adults can sip on while the youngsters hunt for sugary splendors in the grass.

JELLY BEANS Wine and chocolate can be a tricky pairing. But wine and fruity jelly beans? That can work. Austin Hope, president of the Paso Robles’ winery Hope Family Wines suggests a glass of Treana white wine with a handful, or two, of jelly beans. The wine is made up of equal parts marsanne and

• CAKES From page C1 Lemon-Olive Oil Mini Cakes with Pecans and Strawberries Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes (45 minutes active) Servings: 10 2 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 cup olive oil 1 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 9 1/2-ounce jar strawberry jam 1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans Fresh strawberries, to garnish Heat the oven to 375 F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray, then line it with kitchen parchment. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar and eggs on high for 2 minutes. While the eggs and sugar beat, in a measuring cup combine the olive oil and lemon juice. Into a small bowl, sift together the salt, baking powder and flour. Add half of the oil-juice mixture to the eggs, then half the flour mixture, beating just

viognier grapes and has hints of almond and honey. Paired with fruit-flavored jelly beans – juicy pear, orange, peach or lemon – the wine’s crisp taste cuts through the sugary sweetness of the candy. Or if black licorice jelly beans are more your style – Somebody must eat those things, right? – try them paired with a late bottled port.

PEEPS Yes, the vividly hued marshmallow treats are a pairing challenge, but not an insurmountable one. Daniel Cubicciotti, brand ambassador for port producers The Fladgate Partnership, suggests making a “PINK blossom,” a cocktail made from mixing 3 ounces Croft PINK port and 1 ounce elderflower liqueur, then topping it with 2 ounces of a sparkling wine, such as

to combine. Repeat with the remaining oil-juice and flour mixtures. Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula and mix one more time. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Allow to cool in the pan. Using a food processor, puree the strawberry jam until smooth. When ready to assemble, use a 2 1/2-inch round cutter to cut 20 discs from the cake. Use care to hold the cutter straight so that your cake rounds have straight sides. To assemble each mini cake, spread a small amount of the strawberry jam on 1 round of cake. Sandwich a second cake on top. Spread a thin layer of strawberry jam over the sides and top of the cake, then carefully roll the entire thing in the pecans. Garnish the top with a fresh strawberry. Repeat with remaining cake rounds to assemble a total of 10 mini cakes.

Nutrition information per serving: 580 calories; 300 calories from fat (52 percent of total calories); 33 g fat (4.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 70 mg cholesterol; 69 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 40 g sugar; 7 g protein; 270 mg sodium.

Domaine Carneros Brut 2009. The bright berry flavors of the rose port add a spring freshness to the nostalgic sweetness of the chewy candies. For a different take, Taryne Dixon, director of food and beverages at the Circa 59 restaurant in Palm Springs, Calif., suggests adding some bourbon to your basket with the Little Bo(urbon) Peep cocktail. In a cocktail shaker, mix one egg white (use pasteurized if raw eggs are a concern) with 1/4 ounce Frangelico, shaking thoroughly to create a frothy mix. Add 1 1/4 ounces bourbon and 1 ounce amaretto, then top with ice, shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the Peeps of your choice. The bourbon does a nice job of balancing out the sweetness of the Peep and the cordials, says Dixon. “Plus, nothing says Easter better

than a cocktail with chicks and eggs,” he says. And Niccole Trzaska of The Liberty bar in New York City has this suggestion – mixing flavored vodka with chocolate liqueur for a candy-like concoction she calls the Peep-tini. Start by dipping the moistened rim of a chilled martini glass in sugar to coat. Combine 1 1/2 ounces Sobieski Lemon Meringue Vodka with 1/2 ounce white chocolate liqueur and 1 ounce heavy cream in an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with a Peep.

CADBURY CREME EGGS Chocolate creme eggs come on strong with their thick milk chocolate shell and rich, gooey filling. So you want to look for a wine with some heft. Cubicciotti suggests

a slightly chilled glass of Taylor Fladgate 10-year-old Tawny Porto to stand up to the richness of the candy with its rich, fruity flavors and notes of caramel. This fortified wine also would be a good match for another Easter classic, Jordan Almonds.

HOLLOW CHOCOLATE EGGS Trzaska has come up with a Sriracha spiced cocktail, the hippity-hot, that she says is “oddly delicious” with those ubiquitous foil-wrapped hollow chocolate eggs (a bunny would work here, too). In a shaker, she mixes 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 1/4 ounce vanilla liqueur, 1/4 ounce lime juice, 1/4 ounce cranberry juice, a drizzle of Sriracha and a dash of simple syrup. Then she shakes and strains into a glass and garnishes with a lime wheel.

A healthy take on the Scotch egg By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press Frankly, it’s hard to produce a healthy rendering of a Scotch egg. But we decided to give it a go, because these delicious little calorie bombs are just too tempting. For anyone not familiar with them, a Scotch egg is a hard-boiled egg that is coated in in sausage, then deep-fried. They can be eaten cold or – to add a few more calories – hot with a side of gravy. However you eat them, the end result is a salty-savory-crunchy-tender-meaty ball of wonderful. As we looked at the recipe, we found really only one place to cut back – the frying. If you cut the egg or the sausage, it simply isn’t a Scotch egg. But the frying was a possibility, especially since eliminating that also would make Scotch eggs easier to make (few of us enjoy deep-frying at home). And it turned out that baking the eggs in a very hot oven worked nicely, producing a perfectly crisp outer coating without overcooking the tender egg inside.

Baked Scotch Eggs Start to finish: 1 hour Servings: 6 7 eggs, divided 1 pound loose breakfast sausage meat 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 cups panko breadcrumbs Place 6 eggs in a medium saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high

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heat, then cover and remove the pan from the heat. Allow to sit for 8 minutes, then use a slotted spoon to transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water until chilled. Divide the sausage into 6 equal patties, using about 1/3 cup each, then set aside. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining egg with the flour until smooth. Place the panko in another small bowl. When the eggs are cool, heat the oven to 450 F. Carefully remove the egg shells and use paper towels to blot dry the eggs. One at a time, place each egg on one of the sausage patties. Use your hands to flatten and wrap the sausage

around the egg until completely enclosed in sausage. Dip each sausage covered egg first in the beaten egg, then in the panko. Mist each egg with cooking spray and arranging them on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and the sausage is cooked through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: 340 calories; 170 calories from fat (50 percent of total calories); 19 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 265 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 21 g protein; 520 mg sodium.


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Two awarded ag scholarships Kailyn Buchholz of Waterman and Erik Gommel of Malta are recipients of the 2014 First Choice Agriculture Scholarship from 1st Farm Credit Services. Buchholz, a senior at Indian Creek High School, is the daughter of Robert and Bonnie Buchholz and Julie Wilson. She has been active in 4-H, FFA and her church youth group. Gommel, a senior at DeKalb High School, is the son of Mark and Laurie Gommel. He has been active in 4-H, FFA and marching band. 1st Farm Credit Services recently announced the 24 recipients of the $1,500 scholarship, which supports students who are pursuing a higher education in an agriculture field or a degree that will contribute to the quality of rural life. More than 500 students have received scholarships from 1st Farm Credit Services, which has been awarding high school scholarships for more than 21 years. “Our commitment to building a prosperous future for agriculture starts

with the investments we have made with our scholarship recipients,” 1st Farm Credit Services President/CEO Gary J. Ash said in a news release. “These students – and those that came before Kailyn Buchholz them – cultivate a passion for agriculture and will become the future leaders needed in Illinois agriculture and rural communities.” Recipients were selected from a pool of 145 applicants based on their future commitment to rural America, academic achievement, community activities and agriculture involvement. An independent panel of leaders in farming, agribusiness, youth and education selected the scholarship recipients.

In the fall, Buchholz plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to pursue a degree in agribusiness. She hopes to work in her local community selling agricultural Erik Gommel seed, fertilizer or chemicals and work on the family farm. Gommel plans to attend Iowa State University to pursue a degree in agriculture systems technology. He hopes to work on farm equipment from a major corporation and return to work on the family farm. A banquet and formal presentation of the scholarships will be hosted by 1st Farm Credit Services for the students and their parents in June.

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DeKalb resident Alyssa Kozelka (left) was among 24 Aurora University graduate students who presented original research at the recent graduate-student symposium. Kozelka researched “Autism Spectrum Disorder: Diagnostic Changes and Treatment.” Pictured with her is David Diehl, associate vice president for enrollment and graduate affairs committee chair.

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The Hiawatha Joint Boosters Group will host a live auction April 26 at Hiawatha High School in Kirkland. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the auction follows at 6:30 p.m. The Hiawatha Joint Boosters Group is a collaboration between the Sports Boosters, Fine Arts Boosters and PTO, which have joined forces for this one major fundraising event. Proceeds will be divided among all of the participating groups to benefit Hiawatha students. The auction items include sports memorabilia, restaurant gift certificates, commemorative bricks from Hiawatha Elementary, entertainment packages in addition to raffle baskets and artwork constructed by the students of Hiawatha. The Hiawatha Joint Boosters Group also will have

bricks available for purchase. Dinner consists of sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips, soda and water. Dinner costs $5 per person and children age 5 and younger eat free; admission to the auction is free. Hiawatha High School is located at 410 First St., Kirkland. Monetary contributions and donations of products or services for the auction will be gratefully accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Emily Mains at 815-501-5817 or Katrina Taylor at 815-508-0372.

IVVC names March students of the month Indian Valley Vocational Center of Sandwich, recently announced its March list of Students of the Month. This recognition program spotlights students from its 13 onsite programs, and cosmetology and fire science, selected

by the program instructors for qualities such as outstanding professional work, enthusiasm, attendance, initiative and demonstrated work ethic. Each IVVC program can select a different student each month for special recognition and an award certificate. The March IVVC Students of the Month are: Auto Body Repair – Saul Pantoja, Sandwich High School; Automotive Technology – Cole Lappe, Hinckley-Big Rock High School; Computer Technology – Drew Bohnstedt, Sandwich High School; Culinary Arts – Alexis Mason, Sandwich High School; Drafting & Design – Frederick Clemons, Sandwich High School; Early Childhood Development – Paige Berge, Sandwich High School; Fire Science – Tyler Ament, Plano High School; Graphic Communications – Angel Valdez, Indian Creek High School; Health

Occupations, CNA – Virginia Lomax, Sandwich High School; Health Occupations, Exploring Medical Careers – Caili Payne, Yorkville High School; Law Enforcement – Shannon Wiseman, Paw Paw High School; and Welding & Fabrication – Wyatt Knoble, Sandwich High School. IVVC is owned and operated by 11 school districts: Earlville District 9, Hinckley-Big Rock District 429, Indian Creek District 425, Leland District 1, Newark District 18, Paw Paw District 271, Plano District 88, Sandwich District 430, Serena District 2, Somonauk District 432 and Yorkville District 115.

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Cellphone snoop discovers cheating boyfriend Dear Abby: I have been in a long-distance relationship with “Victor” for several years. Recently I began to suspect he was cheating. What raised my suspicion was that I suddenly couldn’t reach him on the weekends. Usually we would Skype – Sunday night for me, Monday morning for him. Last February when I visited him, I snooped in his phone – spare me the condemnation. I found an email he had written to an old girlfriend in which he suggested they plan their “next” rendezvous. I plan on dumping him, but I don’t know how to go about it. I’ve always been bad at dumping people. Should I write him a letter and confess

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips that I snooped? My first inclination is to disconnect completely and say nothing. I’m afraid to confront him because he is obviously a good liar. I’m afraid if I do, he’ll make me doubt the evidence ... trust me, he’s that good! – Cheated On in L.A. Dear Cheated On: Why any woman would stay with someone who is a practiced liar (“that good”) is beyond me. My advice is to disconnect from him and say nothing. It should be interesting to see how long it takes him to

notice your absence. When he does – which probably won’t be on a weekend – tell him the romance is over and reference the email he sent his former girlfriend. Expect him to go on the offensive and try to make you feel guilty for having checked his cellphone. Don’t buy it, and don’t relent. Just be glad you found out now. Dear Abby: I don’t know if you have addressed the issue of women and breast augmentation from the standpoint of noticing the work done, but I am trying to find a way to say “I noticed” without being crude or tacky. My wife works with a woman who recently had augmentation surgery, and we agree that the doctor did

a very nice job. According to my wife, the woman is not shy about discussing her surgery. I have known her for years, and we’re on friendly terms. We talk often and exchange hugs. How would I go about complimenting her on her new look? I don’t want to say the wrong thing. Or should I just say nothing? – Enjoys The View in Phoenix Dear Enjoys The View: All you need to say is, “You look GREAT!” and she’ll get the message. Trust me. Dear Abby: Every time I talk to anyone, my husband says I give too many details. While I understand that men are different from women, he often bugs me when I talk to female friends or my mother-

in-law. I don’t know what to do, because we women love to talk and share details. Please reassure me that I’m not an oddity. – Talkin’ Up A Storm

Dear Talkin’ Up A Storm: You’re not an oddity, and your husband should not be eavesdropping on your conversations. He should be glad that you and his mother get along so well that you both enjoy sharing details, because it’s a sign of a healthy relationship. However, because he can’t resist “bugging” you, converse with your friends and his mother when you’re out of earshot.

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Drooping eyelid not result of serious problem Dear Dr. K: My right eyelid droops and interferes with my vision. What can I do about this? Dear Reader: The medical term for a drooping eyelid is “ptosis” (pronounced TOEsis). In severe cases like yours, the drooping eyelid can cover all or part of the pupil and interfere with vision. Every part of our body is constantly tugged on by gravity. And something that is constantly being pulled downward (at least when we are standing or sitting) tends to sag. The eyelid is no exception. The effects of gravity can be exaggerated by any injury that weakens the strength of the eyelid. What gives the eyelids the strength to open? Tiny mus-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff cles that get signals from specific nerves leading to those muscles. Any injury to the eye can weaken the nerves or muscles involved in opening the eyelids. A common nerve injury is caused by diabetes, for example. Sometimes Botox is to blame. This popular cosmetic procedure to eliminate wrinkles at the brow and forehead can cause temporary eyelid drooping. Many people tend to develop one or more drooping eyelids as they grow older – without any particular medical cause being discov-

ered. President Kennedy, for example, had one drooping eyelid. (A friend of mine said it gave him “bedroom eyes.” I think she was responding to the fact that he was a handsome man.) Before trying any treatment for a drooping eyelid, you should have a medical exam. This will help identify the underlying cause. Ptosis resulting from disease usually responds to treatment of the disease. If the problem is caused by Botox injections, wait until the injections wear off. This takes about three to four months. When age-related ptosis interferes with vision, a plastic surgeon usually can correct the problem. He or she will surgically raise your

eyelid by removing excess tissue and lifting the lid. This usually can be performed as an outpatient procedure and is done under local anesthesia, which allows the surgeon to adjust the position of your eyelid while your eyes are open. Many health insurers will cover this operation if the ptosis is affecting your vision. In most people, ptosis develops gradually and is not caused by a serious underlying medical condition. However, when ptosis develops suddenly – over days or weeks – it can be a warning sign of something more serious. Several serious diseases can affect your eye muscles, nerves to the eyelids or eye

socket. For example, ptosis can be one of the first symptoms of myasthenia gravis. This rare disorder affects the ways muscles respond to nerves. Ptosis that comes on suddenly can also result from a stroke, brain tumor or brain aneurysm. This requires immediate medical attention. Over the years, I’ve seen many people with drooping eyelids. Fortunately, I’ve seen only one that I recall with the sudden development of ptosis caused by a serious underlying condition. So the likelihood is that your drooping eyelid does not indicate a serious problem.

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Parents should be in the house during party Dr. Wallace: My best friend is turning 16 in a week, so her best friends will be throwing her a sweet 16 birthday party, and I agreed to host this affaire. Ten couples will be invited. The party will be on a Saturday night and will start at 8 p.m. and end at 11:30. Tons of food and soft drinks will be served, but absolutely no drugs or alcohol will be allowed. My parents were good enough to allow me to host the party, but I’m upset by the fact that they insist they will be home for the event. I’m a good kid and feel I can host this party without my parents peeking in now

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace and then. It makes me feel like they don’t trust me to handle things. They must be thinking of the “Animal House” movie. It’s going to be really embarrassing to tell my friends that they have to be extra careful to not behave in any shape or form that could cause my parents to disapprove. After all, we are all good kids (my parents know most of them) and we don’t need babysitters. How can I change my parents’ minds? –

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Your popularity this year will be due to your original ideas and colorful manner of expression. Your ability to win over influential people will prove valuable. A decisive and unrelenting approach will help you achieve your dreams, hopes and wishes. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t cut corners when dealing with legal, financial or medical matters. Take the time to fully understand what’s expected of you as well as the penalties you could face. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You need to be at your best when dealing with loved ones. Show patience and care, and listen attentively to everyone’s concerns and feelings. Equality should be your goal. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Don’t risk your position by entering into a relationship with a co-worker. Inappropriate remarks or suggestions, no matter how innocent, could cost you dearly. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You will feel better about yourself by making a small personal improvement. Even though you may be reluctant at first, changes at home will turn out better than expected. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Your family may feel that they are no longer a priority in your eyes. Curtail the number of hours you spend working and spend more time close to home. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Professional changes will work out in your favor if you focus your energy on work and present your accomplishments with confidence. Don’t rely on others to hand you the spotlight. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Your superiors will be impressed with the way you handle a crisis at work. Your grace under pressure and your professionalism will put you at the top of the list when promotions are available. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Stimulate your senses today. Increase your knowledge by studying various philosophical or self-awareness practices. Checking out different attitudes and points of view will help you relate to others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – A solid moneymaking opportunity will present itself. Careful research and investigation will provide the insight you need to take full advantage of the situation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Your popularity will increase if you listen attentively to friends and colleagues. An invitation to a social event will open several promising doors. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Jealousy in the workplace could lead to damaging rumors. Someone is likely to have an ulterior motive. Keep your personal life private to avoid an unpleasant confrontation. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Your unique abilities are not being used to their full potential. Investigate other job markets, and network with former co-workers or clients. Consider making a change in direction.

Nameless, St. John, Ind. Nameless: Your parents don’t need to be babysitters or even chaperones, but they should be in the house during the party, and your guests should be told they are there. Don’t make a big deal of this; just enjoy your party. If nothing unusual occurs, your friends will forget your parents are there. But in the event of an accident or “party crashers,” they will be there to handle it. Dr. Wallace: Three of my friends have been killed and four more local teens have been severely injured in automobile accidents since Christmas, and all of the acci-


dents involved drinking and driving. They paid dearly for trying to have a good time. Teens, I wish I could make you all understand that it is possible to have a good time on the weekends, but that drinking and driving is not the way to celebrate. When you drink and drive you are putting your life and your friends’ lives in danger as well as putting the lives of everyone else on the road in jeopardy! Think about this! Parents, I wish you would make an extra effort to stress safety when talking to your teens. And please make sure you know where your teens are going and who they are with at all times, and especial-

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

ly warn them about driving carefully and about calling you for a ride if their driver has been drinking. Being a wise parent just might save you a midnight call from a state trooper. The call you never want to hear: “Is this the mother/father of Jenny Doe? I’m sorry to inform you that she has been in an auto accident and ... ” – Worried Teen, Philadelphia, Penn. Worried Teen: You have presented a very sobering picture. Thank you for sharing your views. Hopefully wise teens and adults will heed your advice.

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The jump moves to intermediate Stanley Milgram, a social psychologist who died in 1984, said, “It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.” The player who will become the dummy is a tad like that, but in particular must not ignore his responsibilities in the bidding. Today’s deal, though, features another word in that sentence. Look at the South hand. West’s opening bid of one heart is followed by two passes. What should South do? In the second seat, immediately over a one-level opening bid, a single jump overcall in a suit is weak, indicating a respectable six-card suit and some 5-10 high-card points. In the balancing seat, though, the jump overcall becomes intermediate. It shows a decent six-card suit and some 14-16 high-card points – one winner more than a minimum opening bid. Here, over South’s twospade bid, presumably West would rebid three hearts, and North would compete with three spades. Then let’s assume that South shrugs his shoulders and bids four spades. West leads the heart king. East overtakes with his ace and returns the heart two. West wins, cashes the club ace, and continues with another club. How should declarer continue? This deal is easy for someone who remembers the chain of action and inaction during the bidding. East passed over one heart, but has produced the heart ace. He cannot also have the spade king; otherwise, he would have responded. So South should play a spade to his ace, being relieved when the king comes tumbling down. Declarer draws the last trump and claims.


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Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

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The Argyle Sweater

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Kishwaukee College holds Student Awards Day Kishwaukee College honored current students for excellence in the classroom and in the campus community on April 1 at Student Awards Day in Jenkins Auditorium at the College. Awardees received certificates commemorating their achievements. The following students received awards in the Career Technologies Division: Outstanding Student in Computer-Aided Design Technology – Alissa Maher; Criminal Justice Academic Excellence – Gurashia Ahmedelmustafa, Ryan Anderson, Christina Cross, Ashley Debartolo, Gabriel Guzman, Bryan Havlicek, Susanna Herrmann, Penny Ingalls, Daniel Monaco, Sarah Plapp, Kara Rose, and William Thompson; Outstanding SkillsUSA Criminal Justice Award – Emerald Fannin, Susanna Herrmann, Penny Ingalls, Kaitlin Palmer, Shenika Perkins-Halmon, Joshua Scott and Patricia Stensrud; Outstanding Students in Diesel Power Technology – Garrett Geuther, Kevin Hildebrandt, Adam Johnson, Garrett Kohlbauer, Grant Meadows and Seth Sprouse; Outstanding Students in Horticulture – Colleen Bott and Catherine Marsh; Outstanding Student in Billing and Coding – Mary Loomis; and Outstanding Student in Welding Technology – Matthew Bratko. The following students received

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Kishwaukee College held its annual Student Awards Day on April 1, honoring students for excellence in the classroom and in the campus community. Pictured (from left) are the students who were accepted into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges: Briana Smith; Yasmine Brooks; Hillary Martinez; Allison Von Ende, Coordinator of Student Activities; Alejandra Paramo; Esmeralda Almaraz; and Bladimir Zacarias. Not pictured are Who’s Who students Stephanie Gonzalez, Willis Pope and Erik Schiszik. awards in Transfer Programs: Outstanding Students in English – Scott Glavac, Rachel Bottom, Claire Goodrich and Hailey Dickman; Outstanding Student in Financial Accounting – Kristina Buschek; Outstanding Student in Managerial Accounting – Sean McCormic; Outstanding Student

in Philosophy – Courtney Cady, Emily Bunton and Sharon Tucker; Aristotle Award for Excellence in Tutoring – Zachary Klein and Trevor Stephansen-Fitzgerald; Outstanding Student in Forensics – Dominic Johnson; Outstanding Academic Performance in General Chemistry – Chance Hostetler and

John Foltz; Outstanding Academic Performance in Basic Chemistry – Matthew Simonson and Janell Pierce; Outstanding Student in Beginning Photography – Jessica Farace; Outstanding Student in Intermediate Photography – Eden Hall; Outstanding Student in Relief Printmaking – Rebecca Miller; Dedication to the Craft of Metalsmithing – Joanne Toczylowski; Outstanding Student in Panting – Emily Greer; Outstanding Student in Figure Drawing – Amanda Groff; Outstanding Student in Cartooning – Andy Anaya; Outstanding Students in Digital Art – Eden Hall and Bryce Parker; Outstanding Student in Design – Dara Paone; Outstanding Art Student Fellowship Award – Daniela Beamon and Michelle Turcios; and Emerging Ceramic Artist – Daniela Beamon and Anita Bell. The following students received awards in the Adult Education and Transition Programs Division: Adult Student Connections Achievement – Jennifer Misener; Adult Student Connections Partnership – Fred Hornbuckle; Award for Academic Excellence – Kathryn Miller and Harvey Gilliam; and I-CAPS Achievement Award – Eduardo Vega. The following students received monetary awards for their works included in this year’s edition of Kishwaukee College’s award-win-

ning arts/literary magazine, The Kamelian: Essay – September Perez, first place, and Varinia Luque-Placencia, second place; Poetry – Jennifer Stemen, first place, Christopher Henning, second place, and Heather Lynn Doty, third place; Short Fiction – Kristen Drought, first place, Andy Anaya, second place, and Zachary Martin, third place; 2-Dimensional Art – Becki Miller, first place, Bryce Parker, second place, and Jessica Brown, third place; 3-Dimensional Art – Jennifer Wallis, first place, Joanne Toczylowski, second place, and Mary Emmons, third place; and Photography – Eden Hall, first place, Maya Hill, second place, and Nathan Dulceak, third place. The following students received awards and recognition for their contributions to campus through Student Government and Student Activities: John C. Roberts Leadership Award – Yasmine Brooks; Doris Piatak Community Service Award – Yasmine Brooks; Diversity Achievement Award – Ronesha Barrett. The following students were recognized for their acceptance into “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges”: Alejandra Paramo, Stephanie Gonzalez, Esmeralda Almaraz, Erik Schiszik, Bladimir Zacarias, Willis Pope, Yasmine Brooks, Briana Smith and Hillary Martinez.

Somonauk students win video contest A video created by students in the agriculture program at Somonauk High School was selected as the winner of a nationwide contest held by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. The video, “Bright Futures!” was created by students Jenna Baker, Monica Loy and Alex Dale under the guidance of their agriculture teacher Toni Saso and student teacher Riley Hintzsche. The students created the video as part of a group project in their agricultural leadership and communications course. The students learned of the importance of advocating for agriculture and education, and made the video as an assessment. Three of the four class groups chose to submit their video to the national contest.

“In two minutes, these students have encompassed everything agricultural education can do to promote bright futures both in and out of the classroom,” Julie Fritsch, NAAE’s communications and marketing director, said in a news release. “This is what advocacy is about. This is what agricultural education is about.” Agricultural education integrates classroom and laboratory instruction, leadership development, and work and learning experiences outside of the classroom, all led by agriculture teachers. It gives students hands-on, practical experience that helps them connect concepts they learn in the classroom with the real world. Somonauk’s winning video will be featured at the annual NAAE Conven-

tion in November, where more than 500 agriculture teachers and leaders in agricultural education will have the opportunity to see the students’ work. The agriculture program at Somonauk High School will also receive a cash prize, and NAAE will provide registration for an agriculture teacher from Somonauk High School for the 2015 Association of Career and Technical Education’s National Policy Seminar in Washington D.C. NAAE is the professional organization in the United States for agricultural educators. It provides its nearly 8,000 members with professional networking and development opportunities, professional liability coverage, and extensive awards and recognition programs.

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Somonauk High School ag students Monica Loy (from left), Jenna Baker and Alex Dale won a national contest with their two-minute video.

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Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities. T H G I L S A L T E G G S E P A C S E E S K N I S T I E G R M A T E R I A L S U E E A A N D A T R S C L T E O S R T A S A S I H S L O O C E P C O R O D F B P R S I N A R D Y E G P Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

Plan a Spring Vacation Look through the newspaper for places to visit during spring vacation and for a way to travel there. Write a paragraph telling about how you would get to the place, what you would do there and why you want to go there. Standards Link: Writing Applications: Write narratives that provide a context for the reader to imagine the experience.

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Culligan of DeKalb is recruiting for Service Technician. Duties will include customer service, product and parts replenishment, equipment checks and maintenance and housekeeping responsibilities. Experience with basic plumbing materials and the ability to analyze symptoms and troubleshoot equipment is a must. Training in water treatment equipment repair and service will be provided. Clean driving record is required as a suitable candidate will work within multiple counties. Pre-employment physical, drug screen and the ability to lift up to 50# mandatory. Interested parties may respond with your resume to No telephone calls will be accepted for this position.

GROUNDSKEEPER PT Outdoor Groundskeeper needed year round for lg. home in Big Rock, IL Mon-Fri 8am-1:30pm, $10/hr. Must be flexible with schedule and be able to do heavy lifting, min. 35 Ibs. Must have valid drivers license and be able to speak English. Email resume to or fax to 630-556-3287

EDUCATION COORDINATOR DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has a part-time position available for an Education Coordinator. Position requires a dynamic, self-starter LPN or RN to develop and present educational programs to employees, residents, and the community. This position requires creativity, enthusiasm, and the ability to present education programs to learners with a wide range of knowledge bases. As a member of facility quality improvement team, this individual must be a team player. Apply at:

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

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Kitchen Table & 4 Chairs Like New - $40. 815-784-2857 SOFA - teal green (with colored specks). Reduced to $100. Must sell by Easter. Call 815-825-2275


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.

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The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau is seeking an Executive Director. For employment details visit

Position requires performance of basic maintenance in a 190 bed nursing home. Duties include basic electric, plumbing, HVAC, drywall / finishing, grounds keeping, snow removal, and custodial services. The right candidate must be a self-starter who can problem solve and work independently. This position requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with nursing home residents. This is a full time AFSCME union position with an on-call schedule.


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for American Home Mortgage Investment Trust 2005-2 PLAINTIFF Vs. Michelle R. Warner; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00385 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/27/2014, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 5/29/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 15-14-158-005 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 171 N. Oak Street, Hinckley, IL 60520 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, PLAINTIFF vs. PAUL F. CAMPBELL; RESOURCE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED DECEMBER 2, 2009 AND KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 1713-00; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 341 Address: 4113 Carol Ave., Cortland, Illinois 60112 Judge Thomas Doherty NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 13, 2014, I, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on April 24, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 PM at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 4113 Carol Ave. , Cortland, Illinois 60112 P.I.N.: 09-20-308-014 The real estate is improved with a single family residence.

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 2, 9 & 16, 2014.)

Sycamore –Trailer for sale Edge Brook Trailer Park $4,000 815-528-2582

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

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Sneaux Black Sneakers - Boy's Men's Size 7 Everyday Shoes, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 16, 23 & 30, 2014.)

ng ily THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $245,492.89 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 13 8072. Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 13 8072 I597674

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pr quality quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-13547. I601968

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for American Home Mortgage Investment Trust 2005-2 PLAINTIFF Vs. Michelle R. Warner; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00385 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/27/2014, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 5/29/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 3 IN MILLERS FIRST ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF HINCKLEY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK A OF PLATS PAGE 75 SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY ILLINOIS. PIN 15-14-158-005 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 171 N. Oak Street, Hinckley, IL 60520 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful pursole chaser has the responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-13547. I601968 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 16, 23 & 30, 2014.)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, PLAINTIFF vs. PAUL F. CAMPBELL; RESOURCE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED DECEMBER 2, 2009 AND KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 1713-00; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 341 Address: 4113 Carol Ave., Cortland, Illinois 60112 Judge Thomas Doherty NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 13, 2014, I, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on April 24, 2014 at the hour

April of 1:00 PM at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 191 IN UNIT FIVE OF WOODLAND ACRES, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED ON DECEMBER 15, 1993 IN BOOK "Y" OF PLATS, PAGE 13 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 93018319, AND AFFIDAVIT CORRECTION PLAT RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 94003973, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 4113 Carol Ave. , Cortland, Illinois 60112 P.I.N.: 09-20-308-014 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $245,492.89 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 13 8072. Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 13 8072 I597674

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THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 111 East Main Street Decatur, IL 62523 Telephone: (217) 422 1719 I601970 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 16, 23 & 30, 2014.)


CLAIMANTS, Defendant in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 23rd Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Illinois by the plaintiff against you and other defendant, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows to wit: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 5 IN SECOND ADDITION TO COLLEGE VIEW, A SUBDIVISION OF A PART OF OUT LOT "B" OF GARDEN PLACE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, AS PER THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS ON JUNE 11, 1957 IN PLAT BOOK "J", PAGE 62, AS DOCUMENT NO. 286923, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 709 High Terrace, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 P.I.N.: 08-15-326-006 and which said mortgage was signed by HARLAN C. STRAUSS, mortgagor, to Bank of America, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County as Document No. 2009009547; and for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court of DeKalb County against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendant, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your

y appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court in DeKalb County at 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before the May 2, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Circuit Clerk Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 14 9618 I599082 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 2, 9 & 16, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT SYCAMORE, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ROCK CHOI, WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, FIA CARD SERVICES, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA MBNA AMERICA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ALPINE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS and CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA CAPITAL ONE BANK, Defendants. 14-CH-6 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 222 W. PRAIRIEFIELD AVE., CORTLAND, IL 60112 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Rock Choi and Westside Christian Church, Defendants, this case has been commenced in this Court against you and others, asking for foreclosure of the Mortgage held by the Plaintiff on the property located at 222 W. Prairiefield Ave., Cortland, IL 60112, more particularly described as: Lot 86 of Heatherfield Unit Two, a Subdivision of part of the South half of the South half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 40 North, Range 5 East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded November 19, 2002 in Plat Cabinet No. 9 at Slide No. 42-A as Document No. 2002024122, situated in the Town of Cortland, Cortland Township DeKalb County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 0917-373-002 Commonly known as: 222 W. Prairiefield Ave., Cortland, IL 60112 UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the DEKALB County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before May 16, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. CLERK OF THE COURT

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