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Sycamore challenge highlights community figures, local artists By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – Sycamore resident Ed Kuhn enlisted the help of his wife, Karen, when trying to identify the subjects in seven portraits on display in downtown Sycamore. Kuhn was announced as the winner of the Faces Around Town art contest Wednesday. He was presented with a gift certificate to The Confectionary candy store for a free one-pound box of chocolates. “I’ve been in business for 25 years,” said Kuhn, founder of Banner Up Signs in

To join The artist co-op in downtown Sycamore welcomes new artists. To join, call organizer Fae Lynch at 815-899-9612. Sycamore. “It helps to know people.” Kuhn was successful in identifying all seven portraits at the long-vacant storefront window at 366 W. State St., the intersection of State and California streets. The contest was held through May 12 and featured

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Tobie DePauw and Lenny Clapp wait outside Wednesday for other riders before the first group ride of the season as part of Axletree, which is a nonprofit created by North Central Cyclery, in DeKalb. May is National Bike Month.


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POWER DeKalb County prepares for Bike to Work Day By KATIE DAHLSTROM


iding a bicycle 62 miles every day to and from work is part of the routine for Paul Carpenter. While he doesn’t recommend novice cyclists take on a comparable commute, he would like to see more people ditching their cars for a bicycle. With National Bike to Work Day coming Friday, Carpenter, DeKalb County bicycle enthusiasts and business owners are encouraging more people to join the ranks of those who get to work using two tires instead of four. Carpenter, 55, has been biking from his home outside Batavia to work year-round for 12 years regardless of wind, rain or snow. He is the department chair of kinesiology and physical education at Northern Illinois University. “There are some days I wish I had driven,” Carpenter said. “But I feel better when I ride.” According to the League of American Bicyclists, there were more than 33,000 bicycle commuters in Illinois as of 2011, a number that is likely growing as more people choose to save money, commute with an environmental awareness or try to improve their health. The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit estimates the annual operating cost for a bike is $308, a far cry from the same expenses for a car at more

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Sycamore resident Ed Kuhn talks about a portrait Wednesday during the Faces Around Town art contest, which challenged residents to correctly identify the subjects in seven portraits.

Judge halts Illinois pension overhaul until court ruling The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge stopped Illinois’ state pension overhaul law from taking effect Wednesday, issuing a stay on the law until the court can rule on its constitutionality. Two lawyers representing plaintiffs in the case said that Circuit Judge Jon Belz issued the order to stop the pension law that reduces retirees’ benefits and increases their contributions from taking effect this summer. Parts of the law were to take effect June 1.

The overhaul was designed to close a $100 billion deficit in five state pension systems. It was signed into law last fall. The House author of the measure, Rep. Elaine Nekritz, noted that none of the savings officials expect to reap from the changes are factored into the state budget for this year. “I would have been shocked had there not been a stay,” the Northbrook Democrat said, adding that “it should have been stayed and

Dean Frieders (from left), Tobie DePauw, Mike Pittsby, Brian Schaeffer and Lenny Clapp ride along Fairview Drive, west of Annie Glidden Road, on Wednesday. This is the first group ride of the season as part of Axletree, which is a nonprofit founded by North Central Cyclery. May is National Bike Month. than $8,000. Besides the financial benefits, riding a bike also offers some notable health perks. A 180-pound man will burn 400 calories on a 10-mile ride and a 130-pound woman can burn 300 calories in the same distance. If saving money on commuting or burning calories aren’t incentive enough, DeKalb County businesses are offering rewards to people who ride their bikes to shop through the rest of the month. A full list of participants is available on, but some of the discounts include 10 percent off a purchase of $10 or more at Herbal Embers in DeKalb on Friday or two games of bowling for $5 plus free shoes at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb on Saturday. Bicycling also gives riders a chance to develop a greater sense of community, said Tobie DePauw, the owner of North Central Cyclery in DeKalb and founding member of bicycle advocacy group Axletree. He suggested those who are considering

County hosts raffle To be entered into a raffle for Bike to Work Day, take a photograph of the person or group that biked to work and email it to along with the names of each participant and the mailing information for the business by Friday. Each participant’s name will be entered into a raffle to be drawn May 30.

Voice your opinion Do you ride your bike to work? Vote online at riding a bike instead of a driving a car should start small or find other people to ride with. “Pick somewhere close to home you’re familiar with and bike there,” DePauw said. “Just jump on the bike

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8DAILY PLANNER Today Hinckley HEA: Morning unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Sandi at 815-286-7191. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost is $4 for food, conversation and bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St., DeKalb. All are welcome. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia at 815-895-4618. Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Courage, Attitude, Resources & Encouragement Support Group – CARE: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Health Care, 2727 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. CARE is for patients with cancer or other serious illness and for family members. ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. To register and for information, call George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; La Leche League of DeKalb County: 6 p.m. at the Goodwill Industries store Community Room, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. All breast-feeding moms can share encouragement and support. Call Dawn at 815-517-1067; www.lllusa. org/IL/WebDeKalbIL.html. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W. Garfield St. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weighin, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. DeKalb County Democratic Party: 6:30 p.m. social time and meeting at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. 4th St., DeKalb. For information, email Mark Pietrowski Jr. at, call 815-762-2054 or visit DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-8952020. DeKalb County Marines Corps League, officers, detachment and auxiliary: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. For information, contact Peter May at or 815-761-7732, or call 815-756-6625. Mothers and More Program Night: 7 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center Community Room, 12 Health Services Drive, DeKalb. All mothers are invited. To RSVP, email mothersandmoredekalbcounty@gmail. com or visit Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. 800-4527990; Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. Call 815901-4474 or 815-566-3580 for information. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. Blues Jam: 8 p.m. at O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub, 260 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Open jam session is hosted by Johnny & The Boomers. Free. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Friday Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Call 815-508-0280;

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Family members react as they wait outside the mine Wednesday in Soma, western Turkey. Rescuers desperately raced against time to reach about 150 miners trapped underground Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey killed at least 274 workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history. It also left 150 miners still unaccounted for. Yildiz said rescue workers were trying late Wednesday to reach the bodies of up to 22 people trapped in one zone. Some of the workers were 1,400 feet deep inside the mine, he said. One rescue worker who declined to be named said he led a 10-man team about a half-mile down into the mine’s tunnels, where they recovered three bodies before being forced to flee because of smoke from burning coal. Rescue operations were halted for several hours into Thursday morning because high gas concentrations in the mine needed to be cleared. The last miner rescued alive emerged from the mine around dawn and the first burials took place later Wednesday.

Giza Nergiz, a 28-year-old English teacher, said some of the victims had complained about safety at the mine. “We buried three of our high school friends today,” she said, walking with her husband Onur Nergiz, a 30-year-old mine administrator. “A lot of people were complaining about safety, but nobody [in management] was doing anything about it.” Erdogan declared three days of national mourning and postponed a trip to Albania to visit the mine in Soma, 155 miles south of Istanbul. He warned that some radical groups would try to use the disaster to discredit his government. “Our hope is that, God willing, they will be brought out,” Erdogan said of those still trapped. “That is what we are waiting for.”

California wildfires spur evacuations The ASSOCIATED PRESS CARLSBAD, Calif. – At least a half-dozen wildfires scorched San Diego County on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee burning homes and prompting the closures of a college campus and Legoland California. No major injuries were reported. Firefighters contended with temperatures approaching 100 degrees and gusty winds as they tried to contain flames fueled by brush and trees left brittle by drought. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries – one heat-related and one from smoke inhalation. The worst of the fires was in the coastal city of Carlsbad, about 30 miles north of San Diego and home to Legoland. The park was closed because of a power outage caused by the fire. The city’s schools also were closed, and officials expected they wouldn’t reopen until next week. Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall said the blaze consumed an eight-unit condominium complex, as well as damaged eight homes and two businesses. Thousands were asked to evacuate their homes. As the flames surged, a steady

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The ASSOCIATED PRESS SOMA, Turkey – Amid wails of grief and anger, rescue workers coated in grime trudged repeatedly out of a coal mine Wednesday with stretchers of bodies that swelled the death toll to 274 – the worst such disaster in Turkish history. Hopes faded for 150 others still trapped deep underground in smoldering tunnels filled with toxic gases. Anti-government protests broke out in the mining town of Soma, as well as Istanbul and the capital, Ankara, with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan heckled as he tried to show concern. Protesters shouted “Murderer!” and “Thief!” and Erdogan was forced to seek refuge in a supermarket, surrounded by police. The display of anger could have significant repercussions for the Turkish leader, who is widely expected to run for president in the August election, although he has not yet announced his candidacy. Tensions were high as hundreds of relatives and miners jostled outside the mine’s entrance Wednesday, waiting for news amid a heavy police presence. Rows of women wailed uncontrollably and men knelt sobbing or simply stared in disbelief as rescue workers removed body after body, some charred beyond recognition. One elderly man wearing a prayer cap wailed after he recognized one of the dead, and police had to restrain him from climbing into an ambulance with the body. An injured rescue worker who emerged alive was whisked away on a stretcher to the cheers of onlookers. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people were inside the coal mine at the time of Tuesday’s explosion: 274 died and 363 were rescued, including scores who were injured. The death toll topped a 1992 gas explosion that killed 263 workers near Turkey’s Black Sea port of Zonguldak.

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stream of residents stopped at a roadblock on a four-lane thoroughfare as they tried to return home to collect valuables. Richard Sanchez watched nervously as a plume of black smoke rose near his home. He had left his house an hour earlier in sandals to run an errand. “All I want to do is get there and evacuate,” Sanchez said. “We have a plan, but I can’t execute it.” As authorities yelled “Please evac-

uate!” in Joe Post’s neighborhood, he grabbed a garden hose and doused a palm tree in flames between his home and his neighbor’s. He debated about leaving his home, but he was worried what he might find upon returning. “Work, water, work!” he shouted, spraying down charred landscaping. As the afternoon wore on, firefighters made progress in stopping the blaze’s spread, and 10 percent of it was contained by early evening.

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Sept. 11 museum offers sights and sounds of tragedy The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – The museum devoted to the story of Sept. 11 tells it in victims’ last voicemails, in photos of people falling from the twin towers, in the scream of sirens, in the dust-covered shoes of those who fled the skyscrapers’ collapse, in the wristwatch of one of the airline passengers who confronted the hijackers. By turns chilling and heartbreaking, a place of both deathly silence and distressing sounds, the National September 11 Memorial Museum opens this week deep beneath ground zero, 12½ years after the terrorist attacks.

The project was marked by construction problems, financial squabbles and disputes over the appropriate way to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, Washington and the Pennsylvania countryside. Whatever the challenges in conceiving it, “you won’t walk out of this museum without a feeling that you understand humanity in a deeper way. And for a museum, if we can achieve that objective, we’ve done our job,” museum President Joe Daniels said Wednesday. The privately operated museum – built along with the memorial plaza above for $700 million in private dona-

tions and tax dollars – will be dedicated Thursday with a visit from President Barack Obama and will be open initially to victims’ families, survivors and first responders. It will open to the public May 21. Charles G. Wolf, who lost his wife, Katherine, planned to be at the ceremonial opening. “I’m looking forward to tomorrow, and I’m dreading tomorrow,” he said Wednesday. “It brings everything up.” Visitors start in an airy pavilion where the rusted tops of two of the World Trade Center’s trident-shaped columns shoot upward. From there, stairs and ramps lead visitors on an

unsettling journey into 9/11. First, a dark corridor is filled with the voices of people remembering the day. Then visitors find themselves looking over a cavernous space, 70 feet below ground, at the last steel column removed during the ground zero cleanup – a totem covered with the numbers of police precincts and firehouses and other messages. Descend farther – past the battered “survivors’ staircase” that hundreds used to escape the burning towers – and there are such artifacts as a mangled piece of the antenna from atop the trade center and a fire truck with its cab shorn off.

D-427 to PICTURE THIS replace Survival of the fittest 6 school buses By MONICA MASCHAK

By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 leaders decided to replace school buses again this year after suspending the district’s fleet rotation program during tight budget years. Sycamore School District board members approved a loan Tuesday from National Bank and Trust to replace six of the district’s 41 school buses with year-old buses that cost $76,689 each. The school district will receive a $460,134 check from the bank in June. The district will repay the loan in five years using money in its transportation fund, District Superintendent Kathy Countryman said. Kreg Wesley, director of operations for District 427, said district leaders try to keep the fleet on a five-year rotation, replacing some of the buses each year so that no bus has been in the fleet for more than five years. “It’s unsafe to keep buses that are too old or have too many miles,” Wesley said. The average mileage on the buses being replaced is about 80,000 miles, Wesley said. District leaders decided to buy year-old buses from Midwest Transit Equipment instead of new buses because they thought that was more affordable, said Director of Finances Nicole Stuckert. The district took a hiatus from replacing school buses between 2009 and 2012 because of the poor economy and decreased state funding. Officials used to replace a bus as soon as it was five years old, but now, there are four school buses older than six years old that are prone to maintenance issues, Wesley said. Ideally, the district would have replaced 10 buses instead of six, Wesley said. “Are you going to lay off teachers or look at reducing the fleet rotation?” he said. “If a bus gets too expensive to run, it comes at the top of the list to trade in.” Extra buses are needed to run the school district’s 31 routes a day in case a bus breaks down, Wesley said. The year-old buses will be used during the 2014-15 school year. The six old buses will likely be traded in out-of-state to a place with a warmer climate, Wesley said.

I headed to the retention ponds near the Walmart parking lot to see if I could get a cute photo of a new family of geese. At the north end of one of the ponds, I noticed four adult geese standing near a little yellow fluffy thing on the ground. That little thing was a baby goose, or a gosling. From my car I zoomed in with a longer lens on my camera and saw that the gosling was laying on its back and it didn’t look like it could roll over. After a while the gosling stopped kicking its legs and the four adult geese walked away, as if they all decided at once that the baby was a lost cause. The gosling was near the curb, and now it was alone. I wanted to get a closer look, so I got out of my car and approached the gosling carefully just in case mama goose came flying in from afar. The photo is exactly how I found it – laying on its back – and good thing it started kicking again because I thought the little thing was dead. The dozens of geese near the retention pond seemed like they could care less about what I was doing and how close I was to the gosling. The poor thing was shivering. When I flipped it over, I noticed its back was still wet. I waited for it to waddle

around and noticed it wasn’t strong enough yet. I didn’t know what to do, but I didn’t have a good feeling about leaving it there to shiver since its mother had abandoned it and was basking in the sun with the little gosling’s siblings. My first instinct was to grab a towel to put around the gosling to try to keep it warm. Next, I called my photo editor, Danielle, and she knew exactly who to call. From Danielle: Having taken photographs at Oaken Acres Wildlife Rescue in Sycamore two months ago, I called Christy Gebritz, the director of operations. She asked me how long the gosling had been alone and told me leave it alone unless it was uncontrollably shaking. Monica had confirmed it was shaking so she asked me to get it to her house since it was after normal Oaken Acres hours. I drove to the parking

lot to find Monica and the goose, cranking the heat up in my car on the rather humid day. I found both of them in the parking lot with the goose still shaking wrapped up in a towel. Gebritz later said the gosling’s back likely was wet after being attacked by a dog or some other animal. On Friday, we called back to see how the gosling was doing. Gebritz said the gosling’s foot was better, and it had been sent to the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn to be around other goslings.

• Picture This is an occasional column showcasing photographs by Daily Chronicle photographers. You can reach photographer Monica Maschak at mmaschak@ or 815-7564841, ext. 2234. You can reach Photo Editor Danielle Guerra at dguerra@shawmedia. com or 815-756-4841, ext. 2265.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Street will be closed Monday Local garden club to host plant sale Saturday through Friday as crews work DeKALB – Locally grown plants and vegetables will be for sale at the DeKalb Area Garden Club’s annual plant sale Saturday. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gurler House, corner of Pine and Second Streets, DeKalb, on Saturday. Locally grown perennials, annuals, shrubs and vegetables will be available with hourly afternoon specials. Proceeds will benefit local gardening projects and Kishwaukee College horticultural scholarships.

Railroad crossing to be closed for repairs DeKALB – Drivers will need to follow detour signs starting Monday if they are trying to pass over the railroad tracks on South Second Street in DeKalb. The Union Pacific Railroad crossing on South Second

to remove and replace ties on the north track, according to a city of DeKalb news release. Work on the crossing, which is near Grove Street, is scheduled to take five days, the release states. Detour signs will route drivers to First or Third Streets. The crossing will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Parade to celebrate Waterman recreation WATERMAN – A parade will kick off the opening of Waterman Summer Recreation on Saturday. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday to celebrate the opening of Waterman Summer Recreation at Lions Park in Waterman. The event will include food, activities and the dedication of a new backstop fence.

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DeKALB – The DeKalb County Board is looking for a Democrat to serve District 5, which covers portions of DeKalb, because a board member is moving out of the district. Mark Pietrowski Jr., DeKalb County Democratic chairman, is seeking a Democrat to serve out the remainder of Derek Tyson’s term, which ends in December 2016. Tyson is moving out of District 5 and has resigned his position effective May 22, according to a news release. Stephen Reid, the other County Board member from District 5, and precinct committeeman, will assist in the search for a replacement, the release states. To apply by June 1, candidates must provide their name, address and the reason they want to serve to Pietrowski at 815-762-2054 or


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Madigan: Budget vote helps with tax increase The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – House Speaker Michael Madigan said Wednesday that his chamber’s effort to pass a budget without first securing all the needed revenue would aid a push to make an income tax hike permanent, but his colleagues in the Senate were not happy with the unusual move. The clash between leaders in the two Democratic-led chambers comes as lawmakers are still trying to gather the necessary votes to extend the income tax hike in an increasingly public intersection of fiscal policy and election-year politics. “Our purpose in advancing the budget first is to set the bar against which we will work to

convince people to vote for the revenue,” Madigan told reporters following a hearing at the state Capitol on expanding a state tax credit program. “We try to persuade people. We’re not in the business of issuing threats.” Madigan needs 60 votes to pass an exMichael tension of the Madigan state’s income tax increase in his chamber, a difficult goal even for the powerful Chicago Democrat and Illinois Democratic Party chair. Several of the 71 House Democrats are facing difficult re-election bids in moderate swing districts, and others have signed pledges to keep

the state’s 2011 tax hike temporary. Meanwhile, the chamber’s 47 Republicans remain unified in their opposition to extending the increase. While the House’s budget move could make a tax vote more palatable for Democratic members there, it already is running into problems in the Senate. Two key budget negotiators there are among the lawmakers who have told Senate President John Cullerton that they don’t support passing a budget without first passing a tax extension. “It’s not responsible,” said state Sen. Dan Kotowski, a Park Ridge Democrat and appropriations committee chair. “I’d have a very hard time voting for a budget based on revenue that we don’t have.”

Patrick J. Miller, 20, of the 600 block of North Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, was charged Saturday, May 3, with liquor possession by a minor. Kory J. Schwarz, 19, of the 1800 block of Hilton Road, Keokuk, Iowa, was charged Saturday, May 3, with possession of marijuana. Brooke A. Lawrence, 22, of the 6400 block of Harvest Lane, Machesney Park, was charged Saturday, May 3, with disruptive intoxication.

Michael L. Warren, 29, of the first block of South Meyer Court, Des Plaines, was charged Saturday, May 3, with disorderly conduct. Jordan H. Anthony, 20, of the 1100 block of Varsity Boulevard, DeKalb, was charged Saturday, May 3, with obstructing justice or identity.

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U. of I. lecturer pleads case in front of trustees Former member of ’70s radical group were meeting Wednesday in Springfield that he has spent more than three decades trying to move beyond his membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army. “As a young man I committed acts of which I stand ashamed, acts which were illegal [and] destructive,” Kilgore, who wore a dark suit jacket and dark dress shirt, said during the public comments period of the meeting. “Who better to tell someone how to avoid a destructive path than someone who has walked that path?” he added later. Kilgore and his supporters have said a decision not to hire him based on his criminal past is a potential threat to academic freedom.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – University of Illinois instructor James Kilgore said Wednesday that he isn’t proud of his actions as a convicted felon and member of a 1970s radical group but believes he shouldn’t be barred from teaching. Kilgore, who is 66, went to work at the university after his release from a California prison for a second-degree murder conviction but said he was told this spring that he’ll lose his job teaching global studies and other courses after this semester. A university committee is now reviewing Kilgore’s situation. Kilgore told University of Illinois trustees who

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

DeKalb city Scott Loza, 20, of the 2500 block of South Cuyler Avenue, Berwyn, was charged Saturday, May 3, with underage drinking.

Bolingbrook, was charged Friday, May 9, with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. Lisa A. Raimondi, 31, of the 8200 block of Orchard Drive, Frankfort, was charged Friday, May 9, with driving under the influence of alcohol. Mitchell L. Jordan, 19, of the Northern Illinois University 300 block of Terrace Drive, SycOmar Perez, 23, of the 300 amore, was charged Friday, May block of Woodcreek Drive, 9, with possession of marijuana.

Gabriel K. Lerma, 18, of the 700 block of Tyler Street, Genoa, was charged Saturday, May 10, with unlawful use of a weapon, illegal possession of alcohol by a minor, criminal trespass to a vehicle, obstructing a peace officer and driving under the influence of alcohol. Jacob E. Roodhouse, 23, of the 400 block of West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, May 11, with public indecency.

8STATE BRIEF Plan to ease DUI penalties advances SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have advanced a proposal to allow drunken driving offenders with revoked licenses to drive again. A House committee voted 15-0 Wednesday to approve the legislation. The measure also has support from a prominent anti-drunk driving group. The proposal would allow four-time DUI offenders to obtain a restricted driver’s permit five years after losing their license. Applicants would need to prove three years of sobriety, complete treatment programs and permanently install an in-car Breathalyzer. The legislation now goes to the House floor for consideration.

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TOINI ELISA KOSKI Born: Jan. 12, 1912, in DeKalb, Illinois Died: May 9, 2014, in DeKalb DeKALB – Toini Elisa Koski, 102, of DeKalb, Illinois, went to her Lord on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. Born Jan. 12, 1912, in DeKalb, the daughter of Oscar E. and Maria (Ketonen) Koski, Toini was the second of their five children. A lifelong resident of DeKalb, she was a 1930 graduate of DeKalb High School. Toini worked 34 years at Northern Illinois Finance Corporation, then worked an additional 10 years for DeKalb Agricultural Association. At one time, she was a member of Business & Professional Women. Toini Koski was greatly loved by her family and her many nieces and nephews. She lived a socially active life, surrounded by family, friends and the members of her church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church of DeKalb, where she was a dedicated

lifelong member, serving on the church board, as a Sunday school teacher for 25 years, and as the church’s first financial secretary, among other services. She also was a member of the women’s circle, altar guild and other social groups. A member of Woman’s Club of DeKalb, Toini was a charter member of Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary. Toini was proud of her Finnish heritage and spoke Finnish all of her life. She had a great love for children and animals and was well known for her fudge, a family favorite. She is survived by her brother, Lauri Koski; nieces, Karen Koski Udell, Jane Koski McCulley, Ann Koski and Kate Koski; and nephews, Bill Koski, Dave Koski, John Koski, Kevin Koski and Philip Koski. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Aili; brothers, Carl and Neilo; and nephew, Jim. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb, followed by visitation and service. The service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, DeKalb, with the Rev. Dr. Janet Hunt of First Lutheran Church, DeKalb, officiating. The visitation will be from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call Anderson Funeral Home at 815756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

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Extremists attack town of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Bill Mitchell to display art in 2 weeks • CONTEST Continued from page A1

The ASSOCIATED PRESS local celebrities, from doctors to an employee at Sycamore Public Library. Fae Lynch created the artist co-op that has their work on display. Faces Around Town will be on display for another two weeks. After that, two artists in the co-op will feature their work for six weeks each. Then, Lynch plans to hold another art contest, this time highlighting local architecture. “The main objective is to involve the community and to use artists to promote the community and community efforts to show them we can be useful,� Lynch said. Bill Mitchell’s work will be on display in two weeks. Mitchell is a sculptor but also does paintings. In the Faces Around Town display, he decided to paint his dermatologist in a three-dimensional portrait. Mitchell said he had fun making the portrait similar to a puzzle so that people would have a harder time guessing who it was. “That’s why I divided the picture and did high contrasts: to make people work extra hard,� Mitchell said. But Kuhn wasn’t alone in guessing each subject. He was with his wife when he saw the portraits, and she helped him identify a couple of people. Participants in the art contest were given a list of names and had to match it with the picture. “We’re a team,� Kuhn said. Artists from the co-op were there to congratulate Kuhn. Candi Jackman painted her friend Sarah Tobias, director of the Sycamore Public Library. Jackman said the opportunity to have her work on display was special. “I never really thought I’d display my work,� she said. “I thought it’d just sit in my house. It’s nice to have it and to have other people see it.� Karen Kuhn said she will use the gift certificate at The Confectionary today. She also said the art display in downtown Sycamore promotes the community. “It adds to the downtown,� Karen Kuhn said. “We hate to see empty buildings. If they can generate interest in our town, we’re all for it.�

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Continued from page A1 and go. Keep it simple.� Those who choose to bike should follow the rules of the road, DePauw said. Safe and courteous riding includes going with the flow of traffic when on the road and acting like a car, giving clear signals of directions. “You have to make sure it’s going to be enjoyable,� Carpenter said. “Make sure you’re not going to be miserable.� Enjoying a bike ride rather than dreading it comes down to considering every aspect of the ride, from the route the trail will follow, what to bring on the ride and what to do once the ride is over. Carpenter suggested mapping the route, having a repair kit and knowing how to use it and bringing a change of clothes.

Members of the DeKalb County Active Transportation Committee, an offshoot of the Live Healthy DeKalb County Initiative, are trying to make cycling more enjoyable as well, said Cindy Capek, DeKalb County Health Department assistant administrator. She said the group is using standards implemented by the League of American Bicyclists to earn a designation as a bike friendly community. Eight communities in Illinois have earned the recognition, including Batavia, Naperville and Champaign. Bike-friendly communities are required to meet criteria such as having a well-maintained bicycling network, an up-to-date bicycle map and bicycling education courses for adults, among other things. It will take more than three years to earn the designation, Capek said. “Our hands are in a lot of

things, but our goal is to get bicycling in the forefront of the community and to get that bike-friendly designation,� Capek said. District 7 DeKalb County Board member Misty Haji-Sheikh on Friday will unveil another tool to make DeKalb County more bike friendly. At 10 a.m. Friday at North Central Cyclery, 534 E. Lincoln Highway, Haji-Sheikh will launch the Pedal Pal program, which will allow businesses to display a sticker in their window indicating a cyclist can come inside for a drink of water, to use the bathroom or, in emergencies, the phone. “I think if people have places to go and they are safe, people will go there by bicycle,� Haji-Sheik said. “People can ride a bike, because it’s good for exercise and saving money and the environment, or they could do it just because they like to.�

BAUCHI, Nigeria – Islamic militants again attacked the remote Nigerian town from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped, Nigeria’s military said Wednesday, resulting in a firefight that killed 12 soldiers and led angry troops to fire on a commanding officer. Soldiers said the troops fired at a senior officer who came to pay respects to the killed soldiers, whose bodies were brought to a barracks in Maiduguri, the capital of northeastern Borno state. It’s another sign of demoralization in the military that is in charge of the search for the abducted schoolgirls. The failure of Nigeria’s government

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8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR One graduate’s story

After four grueling years, Jace finally graduated. He was immeTo the Editor: diately hired as a high school athHe was her grandson. It seemed letics coach – exactly what he had he had always known what he always dreamed of, she continued, wanted to be. It just did not include joining his father’s profes- bursting with pride. But Jace’s latest perspective, she confessed, sion. His father finally issued his is what really stumped her. In his ultimatum – he would receive no own words, she recounted, “he financial help whatsoever. said he had resented his father’s As she continued, I leaned back earlier actions, but he later came and listened. Really listened to realize that he would never have because her pride so clearly outknown what he could have accomshone her distress. plished by himself otherwise.” Jace entered college, which How interesting in this day and incidentally, was Northern Illinois age. Kudos to Jace and may he University. He arrived with nothing spread his influence to all the but his clothing and his bicycle. But youth with whom he comes in far more important, his determicontact. nation. He secured a full-time, night-shift Joann Barry factory job and an off-campus Sycamore room, and registered for his classes. And he was mocked by many of NIU Bold Futures: the other students. He didn’t have A healthy dialogue the time nor the energy, you see, To the Editor: to do much socializing. He was Since joining Northern Illinois working, studying, shoveling snow, University in July 2013, my adminmowing lawns and sleeping in be- istration has undertaken a dialogue tween. And every week, she shyly with students, faculty, staff, alumni added, she left him homecooked and community members on a meals to help him insure that he variety of topics pertaining to the ate properly. future state of NIU and the com-

munity we call our home, focusing on improving the NIU student experience in the context of student career success, working together in an ethically inspired manner to build thriving communities in a financially sustainable way. Many ideas came forth as a result of these discussions, and in January 2014, campus leaders, students, facilities staff, City of DeKalb leaders and local stakeholders met with five experts from around the country to take the input gathered over the previous six months and develop design concepts for NIU’s campus of the future. To start the conversation, these concepts were put on public display in the Holmes Student Center for two weeks at the end of March. Students, employees and members of the public provided valuable input and feedback regarding the ideas, as well as offered suggestions of their own. These ideas were also discussed during a March 27 public meeting of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University. In late April and early May, university leaders took part in two additional discussions at a community

group meeting as well as a City of DeKalb town hall-style meeting, which was also cablecast to city residents. I want to thank everyone who participated in the process so far, and I am especially grateful to the NIU Student Association and Mayor John Rey for their role in organizing opportunities to foster open discussion and input. We are only in the beginning stages of this discussion, and the continued input and ideas from our NIU and community stakeholders is very much appreciated. An email address, boldfutures@niu. edu, has been created for this very purpose. We welcome your ideas. Our next step is a process design that will include a review and opportunity for further public input. We will continue to communicate subsequent steps regarding any of these ideas as we move forward and look forward to continuing this constructive dialogue. Together, we can make the NIU campus and surrounding community an even better place. Douglas Baker President, Northern Illinois University

Why government misunderstands mental illness Reps. Tim Murphy and Ron Barber both have reasons for wanting Congress to address mental-health issues. Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican, is the only practicing psychologist in Congress. Barber, an Arizona Democrat, was injured in a mass shooting by Jared Lee Loughner, a paranoid schizophrenic. (Barber was working for Rep. Gabby Giffords, whose injuries were more severe.) The two have introduced rival bills on the topic – and are now in an increasingly bitter dispute. Beneath the charges of partisanship, however, lies a real philosophical divide on how to handle mental illness. Murphy thinks that existing government policies and bureaucracies don’t place enough emphasis on the severely mentally ill, instead catering to those with milder problems and the “worried well.” He also thinks they’re too solicitous of the “right to refuse treatment” when it is asserted by people who are too mentally ill to have a meaningfully free will. An inability to see that one has a severe mental illness can, he says, be a symptom of it. So Murphy would prod states to set up mental-health courts that could order treatment for people with a history of arrests, violence or repeated hospitalizations. He would clarify federal law so that doctors could more easily share information about people in an acute mental-health crisis with their parents and caregivers. And he would cut spending for a federal program called Protection and Advocacy

VIEWS Ramesh Ponnuru for Individuals with Mental Illness, which funds state agencies that often sue and lobby to stop the sorts of mental-health policies Murphy backs. Opponents of the Protection and Advocacy program often bring up the case of William Bruce, who got out of a psychiatric facility over the objections of doctors thanks to such legal advocacy – and later killed his mother. Barber’s bill includes none of these provisions. He thinks what’s most important is not to reform the existing programs – although he allows that they could do a better job – but to give them more money. His emphasis is on increasing awareness and early treatment of mental illnesses. He would fund bullying counseling at schools, for example, because bullying often leads to mental illness. Barber also rejects Murphy’s approach to the Protection and Advocacy program, saying the Republican’s bill “would basically abolish a very important part of our mental health system.” Murphy’s office counters that the bill would end one stream of federal funding that goes to the program, while leaving others intact. It’s true, though, that the program would receive less funding than Barber’s bill would give it. Drew Hammill, a spokesman for House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, told the

Hill newspaper that she wanted a bill “that actually has the support of the mental health community.” The comment highlights one of the differences between the two approaches. For Murphy, parts of that community are a problem that requires reform. Which approach you favor depends on what you think matters more: reform or more funding; a focus on the most severe cases or something broader; more options for people who want treatment or more compulsion for people who don’t. Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy has said he hopes the Barber legislation spurs negotiations that improve whatever Congress finally passes. Whether it will depends on what gets compromised. If negotiations are about more funding for antibullying efforts, Murphy could give way while preserving the thrust of the bill. Giving up on the hospital-bed or involuntary-commitment issue, on the other hand, would gut the bill. He won’t do it, and he shouldn’t. Let’s assume that Barber is following sincerely held views, not making any partisan play. His bill reflects a way of thinking about mental-illness policy that has been influential for many years. It deserves to be judged on the merits, and rejected.

• Ramesh Ponnuru, a Bloomberg View columnist, is a senior editor for National Review, where he has covered national politics for 18 years, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a resident fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

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For many people, buckling up when they get in the car has become routine. At least, it is when they’re in the front seats. The Illinois Department of Transportation found in a 2013 observational survey that more than 93 percent of drivers and front-seat passengers were wearing their seatbelts. But more than one in five back-seat passengers were not. Many people remember the days when the law didn’t require people to wear their seatbelts in a vehicle’s rear seats. But those days are gone, and have been for more than two years. Since 2012, Illinois law has required all people riding in vehicles to wear seatbelts. Officials say it’s with good reason: In 2012, back seat passengers in Illinois accounted for 46 fatalities and over 5,000 injuries. Out of those 46 fatalities, 30 of For the record them were not wearing their seatbelt, according to Since 2012, Illinois law a police news release. has required all people According to the riding in vehicles to wear Insurance Institute for seatbelts. Highway Safety, using a lap and shoulder belt reduces the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent for people in a sport-utility vehicle, a van or a pickup, and by 45 percent in a car. This month, local police say they will be on the lookout for people who are not wearing their seatbelts, no matter where they’re sitting in a moving vehicle. The initiative, called the Click It or Ticket campaign, includes large departments such as DeKalb and small ones such as Kirkland, all over the state. The campaign continues through Memorial Day, one of the biggest summer travel holidays. In Illinois, not only is wearing a seatbelt mandatory, but a police officer can stop you if she sees you’re not wearing one, and will write you a $25 citation. Also, all children under 8 years old must have a safety seat, beginning with a rear-facing seat until age 2. Our state has made great leaps in reducing traffic fatalities, and seatbelt use has been an important part of that. Remember to buckle up, no matter where you are in a vehicle – and not just this month, but all the time.


Rescue the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls Although it is easily derided as superficial, the social media campaign in support of about 300 girls who were abducted in Nigeria is producing results. The Nigerian government has been shamed into accepting intelligence and advisers from the United States, Britain and Israel, and a U.S. surveillance plane has joined the search for the girls. The fanatical leader of Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group that carried out the kidnapping April 15, has taken notice and shifted from a vow to sell off the girls as slaves to a proposal to trade them for prisoners. The Nigerian government appears open to negotiations. Any rescue of the girls, who were abducted from a tiny village in northeastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram has waged a horrific war against schools and their students, would be welcome. Certainly it would vindicate the average Nigerians – most of them women – who launched the #BringBackOurGirls campaign on Twitter in outrage over the seeming indifference of the government of Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president. The larger aim of this campaign, however, should be to alter Nigeria’s self-defeating response to Boko Haram. The government has mixed heavy-handed repression with a prickly refusal to accept advice or more than small-scale assistance from the U.S. and other governments. Human rights groups have documented secret detentions, extortion, burning of homes and extrajudicial killings. After Boko Haram attacked a barracks in March in an attempt to free detainees, a government counterattack killed hundreds, including many of the prisoners. If negotiations over the release of the girls move forward, the government could consider releasing some men and boys who were swept up in raids but not convicted of wrongdoing. The Obama administration has tried pressing the government in private to adopt a broad strategy of counterterrorism, including social programs and better policing. It has tried public and private criticism of the military’s abuses. Both have been brushed off by Jonathan. There is probably no cause for the United States to deploy its own forces in Nigeria. But the administration should use this moment to press Jonathan to accept more training assistance for Nigerian counterterrorism forces and police as part of a broader program to build governmental institutions in the impoverished and neglected areas where Boko Haram has flourished. A good starting point would be funding and protection for schools where girls can be educated. The Washington Post

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Low pressure across the eastern Great Lakes will continue to bring periods of rain, wind and lower-than-normal temperatures. Rainfall amounts will stay less than 0.50 of an inch. Clouds and a few showers will hang around through Friday night before drier and warmer air works in for the weekend. More springlike weather is expected next week.



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Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 0.65” Normal month to date ....................... 1.94” Year to date ............................................ 7.08” Normal year to date ......................... 10.50”

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Yale player leaves hoops for harmony NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale junior Brandon Sherrod (above) has chosen harmonies over the hardwood, at least for a year. The 6-foot-6 forward is one of the 14 students selected to make up the next version of the Whiffenpoofs, the school’s famous male a cappella singing group. The group, formed in 1909, is comprised of rising seniors who take a year off school to travel the world and perform. Their alumni include composer Cole Porter, former Sen. Prescott Bush and many other Yale luminaries. Sherrod, who grew up playing basketball in Bridgeport and singing in his church choir, said Monday that he spent weeks making what was an extremely tough choice after being tapped to be a “Whiff,” a commitment that begins in August. He said he wanted to stay with the Bulldogs, a team that finished this past season 1914 and is expect to challenge Harvard for the Ivy League basketball title next season. Yale hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 1962. “This is supposed to be THE year, and you want to play with your guys,” he said. “But the Whiffenpoofs is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” Sherrod is a political science major, whose ultimate goal is to be mayor of Bridgeport. But he said he also hopes to pursue basketball professionally, and then perhaps form a band. He has never had any formal voice training, but plays the drums and saxophone and a little keyboard by ear. He has never traveled anywhere outside the United States, and said he’s especially excited because the Whiffenpoofs plan performances in every continent but Antarctica next year. Yale coach James Jones acknowledges being a little disappointed with the decision. – Wire reports

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro baseball Cubs at St. Louis, 12:45 p.m., CSN After Wednesday’s rain out, the Cubs are sending Jason Hammel (4-1, 2.45) to the mound to face Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha (2-3, 2.85) to finish the series in St. Louis. Wednesday’s game will make up the game as part of a daynight doubleheader Aug. 30 at Busch Stadium.

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CLASS 1A GENOA-KINGSTON REGIONAL Tuesday (1) Indian Creek 10, (4) North Boone 0 Wednesday (2) Genoa-Kingston 4, (3) Mendota 2 Saturday Indian Creek vs. Genoa-Kingston, 3 p.m.

GENOA – All looked lost when the Genoa-Kingston girls soccer team conceded two goals in the opening 25 minutes to Mendota in their regional semifinal match Wednesday. “I think we just came out big-headed a little bit,” said G-K’s Maggie Bouque. “After they scored the first two goals, we can’t play like that and we needed to play it like we know how to play – we have to play strong.” The Cogs responded to the adversity by netting four unanswered goals for a 4-2 victory. The win set up a showdown with top-seeded

an assist. “I think it was like we weren’t prepared to play at first, and it was kind of like a shock,” Hebel said. “In the first 10 minutes, we were not that good. But, then we started to connect passes and it was really good. “ The second-seeded Cogs got on the scoreboard with seven minutes remaining in the first half. Hebel drove toward the goal and drew a foul outside the box. The junior lined up the Genoa-Kingston’s Nicole Hebel winds up on a kick in the first half free kick, fired over the wall against Mendota. into the goal, and G-K cut the Indian Creek at 3 p.m. Satur- tual game-winner with 13 deficit in half. day in the IHSA Class 1A Ge- minutes remaining in the At the start of the second noa-Kingston Regional final. contest. Nicole Hebel finished Bouque scored the even- the match with two goals and See COGS, page B3



Crawford key to Hawks’ run

Draft creating competition at CB, RB, DT

Goalie’s steady play quieting doubters


The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Corey Crawford started every single playoff game when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last year. Detroit had Jimmy Howard in goal, Jonathan Quick was in net for Los Angeles, Boston had Tuukka Rask, and Crawford beat each one of them. The Hawks’ unassuming goaltender still had his doubters when this season began. Not so much right now. Crawford is among the NHL’s playoff leaders with a .931 save percentage and 1.97 goals-against average, leading the Hawks to the Western Conference finals for the fourth time in six seasons. The breakout postseason comes after he set career highs for games and starts while going 32-16-10 during the regular season. “It’s another step closer to our ultimate goal and we’re pretty excited about that right now,” Crawford said moments after he helped finish off Minnesota in the second round. “Resilient bunch and we never give

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Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke and Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy chase the puck as Hawks goalie Corey Crawford covers the net during the first period of Game 6 in Tuesday’s second-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn. The Blackhawks won, 2-1, in overtime to clinch the series, 4-2. up or get down, never get too high. That was a pretty good finish for this one.” With the Hawks locked in a tight series with the improving Wild, Crawford stepped up at a pivotal moment for the their title defense. He had 27 saves in Game 5, helping the Hawks rally for a 2-1 win and a 3-2 series lead. Then he made 34 more stops in a 2-1 win Tuesday night at Minnesota, keeping his

When a player is on an NFL roster come draft time, generally he is – at a bare minimum – given a chance to compete for a roster spot in training camp. Sometimes, though, the youngsters push the veterans out as soon as the draft is over, but in most cases, they just make the tasks more difficult come camp. For several Bears players, last weekend’s draft class means winning a starting job, or even making the roster, just got tougher. Here’s a look at those who have more competition now from the rookies:


team in the game until Patrick Kane got free for the series-clinching goal in overtime. “He was big,” Kane said. “Seems to be a trend in this building, kind of in the second period, that they outplay us. I’m sure he wasn’t happiest with us with how we were playing in front of him. But he did what he does. He’s a great goaltender, and

When the Bears re-signed Hayden, Frey knew he wouldn’t be given the job as nickel corner. He’d have to earn it back. And now with the addition of first-round pick Kyle Fuller, both Frey and Hayden are on notice. Fuller should be the No. 3 cornerback from Day 1, which means Frey and Hayden will have to prove enough on special teams and at corner to stay on the roster, competing as well with special teams stalwart Sherrick McManis and Derrick Martin. Frey was on the field for 48.8 percent of defensive snaps, but the production (one

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Baseball Rochelle at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Yorkville, 4:30 p.m. North Boone at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Morris, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Softball Kaneland at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Morris, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Indian Creek, 4:30 pm. Genoa-Kingston at Richmond-Burton, 4:30 p.m. Granville Putnam County at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Boys Track Genoa-Kingston at BNC meet at Byron, 4 p.m. Girls Track DeKalb at Class 3A DeKalb Sectional, 3 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock, Indian Creek at Class 1A Seneca Sectional, 4 p.m.

FRIDAY Baseball Indian Creek at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Softball Plainfield North at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Amboy, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Boys Track DeKalb, Kaneland, Sycamore at NI Big 12 Conference meet at Kaneland, 3 p.m. Girls Track Genoa-Kingston, Sycamore at Class 2A Freeport Sectional, 3 p.m.

SATURDAY Baseball St. Charles East at Kaneland, 10 a.m. Schaumburg at Sycamore, 10 a.m. Softball DeKalb at Cary-Grove, 10 a.m., noon Indian Creek at St. Edward, 10 a.m., noon Sycamore vs. Huntley at Marengo, noon Sycamore at Marengo, 2 p.m. Boys Track Genoa-Kingston at Sandwich Invite, 9 a.m. Girls Soccer Class 1A Genoa-Kingston Regional final, 3 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Huskies baseball needs wins to extend season The Northern Illinois men’s baseball team still controls its destiny when it comes to making the Mid-American Conference’s postseason tournament headed into the final series of the season. The Huskies (17-33-1, 11-13 MAC West) are tied with Akron for the No. 7 seed in the tournament, but NIU will be hosting MAC leader Ball State (35-15, 19-4) for a three-game series that begins today. The Huskies will send righthander Eli Anderson to the mound today; and righty Alex Klonowski will start Friday’s game, with the starter yet to be announced for Saturday. Both Anderson and Klonowski have pitched well of late, combining for a 6-1 record and ERA of 2.45 in their past eight combined starts against MAC opponents. DeKalb native Brian Sisler, a sophomore infielder, brings a 13game hitting streak into today’s matchup, and Huskies head coach Ed Mathey is only one win from his 500th career coaching victory. Only the top eight teams from the MAC make the postseason tournament. Today’s and Friday’s games begin at 3:05 p.m., with the regular season finale set for 1:05 p.m. at Ralph McKinzie Field. – Staff report

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Saturday San Antonio 118, Portland 103, Sunday L.A. Clippers 101, Oklahoma City 99, Indiana 95, Washington 92 Monday Miami 102, Brooklyn 96Portland 103, San Antonio 92, San Antonio leads

series 3-1 Tuesday Washington 102, Indiana 79, Indiana

leads series 3-2 Oklahoma City 105, L.A. Clippers 104,

Oklahoma City leads series 3-2 Wednesday Miami 96, Brooklyn 94, Miami leads

series 4-1 San Antonio 104, Portland 92, San Anto-

nio wins series 4-1 Today Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Sunday x-Washington at Indiana, TBA x-L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, TBA

NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND (Best-of-7, x-if necessary)

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The White Sox’s Jose Abreu is congratulated by Dayan Viciedo (left) after Abreu hit a three-run home run off Oakland Athletics’ Luke Gregerson in the eighth inning Wednesday in Oakland, Calif.


White Sox rally to beat A’s The ASSOCIATED PRESS OAKLAND, Calif. – Less than two months into his career, Jose Abreu is already the guy the White Sox want at the plate when the game is on the line. Abreu hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. “We realize what he is and how important he is to us,” manager Robin Ventura said. “When you get in situations like that you’re pretty glad he’s up there. That’s what he means to us. You always feel like you’re in a good spot if he’s up there with guys on.” Gordon Beckham homered on the first pitch of the game for the Sox, who rallied against Oakland’s bullpen to end a seven-game losing streak at the Coliseum. John Jaso and Josh Donaldson hit solo homers off Andre Rienzo for the Athletics, who were in line for a season-best

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seventh straight victory before the bullpen meltdown in the eighth cost Tommy Milone a chance at a win. Beckham and Conor Gillaspie started the rally with one-out singles against Fernando Abad (0-1), and Abreu greeted Luke Gregerson with a nodoubt drive to left field for his 15th home run of the season. “He has ridiculous power,” Gillaspie said. “When he gets the ball up in the air like that it’s going to be tough for it not to leave. Hats off to him. The guy made a mistake and he took advantage of it.” Abreu, a rookie slugger from Cuba, is the fourth player in major league history to hit 15 homers in his first 42 games, joining Wally Berger, Kevin Maas and Wally Joyner. “I got the opportunity to

hit a good pitch,” Abreu said through an interpreter. “All I was doing was trying to hit a ball in the air to bring the guy from third base. But I was able to get a good swing and a good pitch to hit.” Gregerson was trying to make Abreu chase a pitch out of the strike zone but caught too much of the plate instead. “You try to make him fish, which he definitely does,” Gregerson said. “I don’t think it was really a bad pitch. It was just something he was ready for. He was looking for it. We’ve been doing it to him the whole series, pound him in. It just stayed up a little too much. Any other day it could be a ground out to third base, we get a double play.” Ronald Belisario (2-3) got four outs for the win and Matt Lindstrom pitched the ninth for his sixth save in nine chances. Milone was in danger of losing his spot in the rotation before pitching eight scoreless innings against Washington last Friday. He followed that

up with another strong performance, allowing one run and five hits in six innings. But he ended up with a no-decision because of Chicago’s late rally. The bullpen has been the one spotty area so far for the A’s, with eight of the team’s 16 losses being credited to the relievers. The teams traded leadoff home runs, with Beckham going deep for his second career leadoff homer and Jaso answering with a drive on a 2-0 pitch from Rienzo for his third. Oakland went ahead when Donaldson led off the fourth with his ninth homer, a day after get his first day off of the season. But those were the only hits the A’s could manage in 6 1-3 innings against Rienzo. Milone got some help from his defense in the fifth. A perfectly executed relay from Yoenis Cespedes to Eric Sogard to Derek Norris caught Beckham trying to score from first on Gillaspie’s two-out double off the left-field wall.


California Chrome made 3-5 favorite By BETH HARRIS The Associated Press BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years. Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will break from the No. 3 post, which has produced 10 winners in the previous 138 runnings of the 1 3/16mile race, the last being Prairie Bayou in 1993. “Three is fine with me,” Sherman said. “Most of the speed is on the outside of me. If they go, they go, I can tuck in

right behind them without any problems. I think my horse will perform.” So does California Chrome’s co-owner Steve Coburn, who dared to look ahead. “One race at a time,” he said, “but I’m still thinking Triple Crown.” If California Chrome wins on Saturday, next up would be the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Only 11 horses have swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont and none since 1978. California Chrome brings a five-race winning streak into the Preakness, having won that many by a combined 26 lengths. Still, his overwhelming odds surprised Sherman, a 77-yearold trainer who has never had a colt this good. “I never thought I’d be that

kind of price,” he said. “I really thought I’d be 6-5.” Speedster Social Inclusion was the 5-1 second choice of new Pimlico oddsmaker Keith Feustle. The colt drew the No. 8 post. He skipped the Kentucky Derby and is one of seven new horses lining up to challenge California Chrome. “I’m never afraid of nothing,” owner Ron Sanchez said. “We have a great post position. We have slow horses to our outside. That’s going to help us a lot.” Bayern and Ride On Curlin are the co-third choices at 101. Bayern, who drew the No. 5 post, is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who is seeking a sixth Preakness win. Rosie Napravnik will ride the colt, trying to become the first fe-

male jockey to win the race. Ride On Curlin finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. Once again, Ride On Curlin drew an outside post, landing in the No. 10 spot after breaking from the 19th position in the Derby starting gate under Calvin Borel. This time, Joel Rosario will ride the colt. Borel has switched to filly Ria Antonia, who is the longest shot in the field at 30-1. “I wish she was 50-1,” co-owner Ron Paolucci said. “The way she works and trains, she thinks she’s 3-5.” She will try to become the first filly to win the Preakness since Rachel Alexandra beat the boys in 2009. Like Rachel, Ria Antonia did not run in the Derby first.

NIU’s Lynch will face stiff competition in camp • BEARS Continued from page B1 pass defensed, zero picks) did not match the playing time. Hayden played well in 2012, but missed all of last year with a hamstring injury.

RUNNING BACK MICHAEL FORD The Bears still like Ford and he is the front-runner to make the roster again as the No. 3 running back who contributes on special teams, but with a fourth-round pick spent on Ka’Deem Carey, it will be tough for Ford to win the role as Matt Forte’s immediate backup. In terms of knowing the offense and his value on spe-

cial teams, Ford could begin camp ahead of Carey, and he certainly will have an edge over Jordan Lynch and Shaun Draughn, but Lynch is the wild card here. Clearly, coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery are excited about Lynch’s potential as a runner who should be able to carve out a role on special teams. Could he be this year’s undrafted rookie to make the 53-man roster, like Ford was last year? Lynch fans need to remember the former Northern Illinois quarterback will be playing a new position. And let’s not assume he will be an immediate boost to the special teams, but he will make it a stiff com-

petition with Ford, who for a players gets to compete with couple months was the Bears’ O’Donnell in Bourbonnais, but No. 2 back. that probably is a losing battle.

PUNTERS TRESS WAY AND DREW DEFENSIVE TACKLES STEPHEN PAEA BUTLER AND NATE COLLINS It’d be a surprise if both these players wound up in camp. Rarely would you see three punters taking up roster spots, especially when one is a draft pick. It couldn’t have been too happy in the Way and Butler households when the Bears took Patrick O’Donnell in the sixth round. Teams generally don’t spend draft picks on punters unless that guy is going to be the punter. Way was in camp last year with Adam Podlesh, and it certainly is possible one of these

The Bears should keep five defensive tackles, so this isn’t questioning the chances for Paea and Collins to make the roster. Paea was playing at a high level in the first three weeks last season before a toe injury slowed him, and Collins made big strides before his ACL tear. Paea still is in line to start next to Jeremiah Ratliff, but playing time could be affected for both players with the additions of Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton.

Saturday Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 0 Sunday Blackhawks 2, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 1 Monday Montreal 4, Boston 0, Anaheim 4, Los Angeles 3 Tuesday Blackhawks 2, Minnesota 1 (OT) Blackhawks win series 4-2 N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1, N.Y.

Rangers wins series 4-3 Wednesday Montreal 3, Boston 1, Montreal wins series 4-3 Los Angeles 2, Anaheim 1, series tied 3-3 Friday Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 24 12 .667 — Kansas City 20 19 .513 5½ White Sox 20 22 .476 7 Cleveland 19 21 .475 7 Minnesota 18 20 .474 7 East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 20 18 .526 — Boston 20 19 .513 ½ New York 20 19 .513 ½ Toronto 20 21 .488 1½ Tampa Bay 18 23 .439 3½ West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 25 16 .610 — Los Angeles 21 18 .538 3 Seattle 20 20 .500 4½ Texas 20 21 .488 5 Houston 14 27 .341 11 Wednesday’s games White Sox 4, Oakland 2 Detroit 7, Baltimore 5 L.A. Angels 3, Philadelphia 0 Kansas City 3, Colorado 2 Tampa Bay 2, Seattle 0 Cleveland 15, Toronto 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, N.Y. Mets 0 Boston 9, Minnesota 4 Houston 5, Texas 4

Today’s Games Boston (Buchholz 2-3) at Minnesota (P.Hughes 4-1), 12:10 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 1-3) at Toronto (Happ 1-1), 6:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Whitley 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 4-2) at Kansas City (Ventura 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Bedard 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Skaggs 3-1), 9:05 p.m.

Monday’s Results Oakland 5, White Sox 4 Detroit 4, Baltimore 1 N.Y. Mets 9, N.Y. Yankees 7 Toronto 7, L.A. Angels 3 Texas 4, Houston 0 Seattle 12, Tampa Bay 5 Tuesday’s Results Oakland 11, White Sox 0 Toronto 5, Cleveland 4 L.A. Angels 4, Philadelphia 3 Detroit 4, Baltimore 1 N.Y. Mets 12, N.Y. Yankees 7 Minnesota 8, Boston 6 Kansas City 5, Colorado 1 Houston 8, Texas 0 Tampa Bay 2, Seattle 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 25 14 .641 St. Louis 20 20 .500 Cincinnati 17 20 .459 Pittsburgh 16 22 .421 Cubs 13 25 .342 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 22 17 .564 Washington 21 19 .525 Miami 20 20 .500 New York 19 20 .487 Philadelphia 17 21 .447 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 26 15 .634 Colorado 23 19 .548 Los Angeles 22 19 .537 San Diego 19 21 .475 Arizona 16 27 .372

GB — 5½ 7 8½ 11½ GB — 1½ 2½ 3 4½ GB — 3½ 4 6½ 11

Wednesday’s Results Cubs at St. Louis, ppd., rain San Diego at Cincinnati, ppd., rain L.A. Angels 3, Philadelphia 0 Kansas City 3, Colorado 2 Washington 5, Arizona 1 San Francisco 10, Atlanta 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, N.Y. Mets 0 Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (n). Miami at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games Cubs (Hammel 4-1) at St. Louis (Wacha 2-3), 12:45 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 4-3) at Cincinnati (Simon 4-2), 11:35 a.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 0-2) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-2), 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Whitley 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 2-1) at San Francisco (M.Cain 0-3), 9:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Results St. Louis 4, Cubs 3 (12 inn.) San Diego 2, Cincinnati 1 L.A. Angels 4, Philadelphia 3 N.Y. Mets 12, N.Y. Yankees 7 Kansas City 5, Colorado 1 Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 2 Arizona 3, Washington 1 L.A. Dodgers 7, Miami 1 Atlanta 5, San Francisco 0


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Wealth gap shows in academic numbers

Santacaterina quickly pounces on offer

IN D I A N A P O L I S – T h e money gap at Division I colleges is continuing to show up on the playing fields and in the classrooms. Thirty-six teams will be banned from the 2014-15 postseason because of sub-par scores on the newest Academic Progress Rate, which was released Wednesday. Not one of them comes from a power conference. Of the 17 football and men’s basketball teams, eight are from historically black schools. Alabama State and Florida A&M made the list in both sports. Even the NCAA recognizes the disparity. “While the low-resource institutions are overrepresented among the population [postseason bans] we’re talking about today, they’ve made improvement, they’ve made significant improvement as a group,” said Walter Harrison, chairman of the NCAA’s committee on academic performance. “They’re just starting at a lower spot. We’re trying to help them with some advice and some financing.” The NCAA has awarded approximately $4.3 million over the last three years to low-resource schools, defined as those ranking in the bottom 15 percent in funding. The money is to be used for extra tutoring or other academic resources for student-athletes. Historically black colleges and low-resource institutions have seen a 15-point improvement in one-year APR scores over the past three years, from 947 to 962, and their fouryear average has jumped 23 points, from 930 to 953, in the last three annual reports. Despite the improvement, the hardest hit league was the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Five of the league’s 10 football teams could be banned from the postseason. Alabama State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Mississippi Valley State and Prairie View A&M all made the NCAA list. All of Southern University’s athletic teams have been ineligible for postseason play since Dec. 2 because of questions about the school’s APR data. NCAA spokeswoman Michelle Hosick said Southern was not included on the banned list because the school’s teams could still regain their eligibility, pending a review. “Obviously, it’s a tough situation. If I knew the answer, we wouldn’t be standing where we are right now,” Alabama State interim athletic director Melvin Hines said. “But I do believe the NCAA has recognized the problem with some of the lower resource schools and is addressing the problem with these grants. It can really help kickstart a program.” Hines said Alabama State applied for money from the NCAA last year but was not selected. The APR is billed as a real-time measurement of academic success. Each player on a team receives one point each semester if they remain academically eligible and another point each semester if they are still enrolled in school. The NCAA says a 930 score correlates to a 50 percent graduation rate. A perfect score is 1,000. When broken down, the five power conferences – the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC – have outperformed all other Division I leagues by at least four points in every one-year measurement since 2007-08. And teams in those five leagues have cut the percentage of teams falling below the 930 cutline that trigger penalties from 6 percent to 3 percent over the last two years. The percentage of teams in all other conferences, meanwhile, stands at 8 percent. Two years ago, the nonpower conferences schools had 11 percent of teams below 930.

The Santacaterina family room can grow as crowded as the family’s name appears on the back of a jersey if everyone is home together, as was the case during a family heart-to-heart Monday night. The subject was the scholarship offer the Northern Illinois football program extended Geneva junior quarterback Daniel Santacaterina last week, and while Daniel’s parents and three sisters all took part, the words and presence of his big brother, Michael, loomed especially large. A soon-to-be fifth-year senior linebacker in NIU’s program, Michael Santacaterina speaks glowingly about his experience with the Huskies, and Daniel decided joining the Huskies sounded enticing enough that there was no sense waiting.

“It’s perfect that I’m following in [Michael Santacaterina’s] footsteps again at NIU.” Daniel Santacaterina Geneva junior quarterback on following his brother to NIU The lengthy family chat Monday night turned into a verbal commitment to NIU coach Rod Carey on Tuesday morning. “My brother just got home [from the spring semester] and it was just a good time to start evaluating the decision,” Daniel Santacaterina said. “It didn’t take long. I made another call to [former NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish], talked to him, and he really assured me it was a good decision and thought that’s where I should be. It kind of fell into place.” The 6-foot-2, 193-pound Santacaterina cut off his recruitment in the relatively

early stages, but said NIU’s ascent in recent years, the school’s proximity and the chance to build off his brother’s experience overshadowed any curiosity about which other schools might eventually offer scholarships. “I probably wouldn’t even be as serious about football if it wasn’t for [Michael], just watching him growing up,” Santacaterina said. “It’s perfect that I’m following in his footsteps again at NIU.” Santacaterina threw for 2,266 yards during his breakout junior season, firing 27 touchdown passes along with 11 interceptions.

He rushed for 253 yards in leading the Vikings to the IHSA Class 7A playoffs. That followed a sophomore season in which Santacaterina missed most of the year with a broken collarbone. Santacaterina succeeded former Geneva standout QB Matt Williams, who also committed to Northern Illinois but since has shifted his athletic focus to baseball. In addition to Williams and Michael Santacaterina, Daniel Santacaterina joins other recent Vikings to commit to NIU football such as Pat Schiller and Frank Boenzi as the pipeline between Geneva – coached by former Huskies football player Rob Wicinski – and NIU continues to widen. Santacaterina said his chat at school Tuesday morning with Wicinski basically closed the deliberations. “He’s also one of the peo-

ple that are kind of molding me and have a big impact on my life and I just kind of needed to get the OK from him,” Santacaterina said. “I thought it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t. I needed the OK from him and he’s all in, so after that I called [Carey], and that’s how it went down.” The quarterback position is marquee everywhere but comes with especially high standards these days at NIU, where Harnish and Jor dan Lynch have helped the Huskies become a nationally-known quantity in recent seasons. Santacaterina said elevated expectations now that he’s Division I-bound won’t be a concern as he gears up for his senior season at Geneva. “I don’t think it’ll affect me,” Santacaterina said. “I put enough pressure on myself and I have enough goals, I’m not going to worry about that at all, really.”


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Genoa-Kingston’s Allie Pfeiffer dribbles the ball in the first half Wednesday against Mendota. The Cogs won, 4-2.

G-K’s Bouque scores game winner click.” Bouque’s game-winning goal came 20 minutes after the tying goal. Ashley Grimm made a darting run down the left wing. Grimm threw a cross into the box and Bouque scored on the back post. “If I miss this, I needed to get pulled out,” Bouque joked. “After I scored, I was like ‘3-2.’ We have the lead but we still need to keep it up.” With three minutes remaining, Hebel gave G-K an insurance goal when her shot

from distance flew into the goal. Mendota, seeded third in the regional, took a defensive posture after scoring its first goal, and no Trojans defender came past the half line all game. Tate said that the Mendota defending strategy really helped the Cogs create chances. “It definitely helped us because we could get through the midfield, then we could possess and control it,” Tate said. “Then, we could work our way around and find the openings.”

McKenna Marcinkoski, Lyndsey Coddington, Paige Bjork, Taylor Sycamore’s girls softball team Aasen and Jordyn Shultz. was led offensively by Jasmyne Taylor, who went 2 for 3 at the LATE TUESDAY Somonauk 7, Indian Creek plate in an 8-2 Spartans loss 1: At Somonauk, the Timberagainst Yorkville on Wedneswolves lost a Little Ten Conferday. ence girls softball game. Five Sycamore players also DeKalb 1, Morris 0: At had hits in the game, including

DeKalb, Morgan Beaty scored the lone goal of the girls soccer match for DeKalb in the Barbs’ win on senior night. The Barbs finish the regular season 11-3-4 and 6-0-4 in conference play. DeKalb will compete in the Class 2A Burlington Central Regional next week. – Staff reports

• COGS Continued from page B1 half, the Cogs started to pile on the pressure. G-K got the equalizer off another set piece. Hebel crossed the ball deep in the box and Katie McCluskey got her head on it, sending it to the back of the net. “After we settled down, we started playing as a team – possessing the ball and getting to the ball first,” G-K head coach Randy Tate said. “Then, things started to

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STANFORD, Calif. – Jurgen Klinsmann cut right to it: The U.S. has some serious catching up to do a month before its World Cup opener. Klinsmann was eager to get started on a scorching Wednesday afternoon at Stanford Stadium as the Americans began a two-week training camp leading up to a May 27 exhibition with Azerbaijan at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. While all 30 Americans have yet to arrive in the Bay Area, Klinsmann will have the tough task of cutting his roster to 23 by June 2. “The reason we take 30 is we’re not sure yet,” Klinsmann said before his team took the field. “There will be intense training sessions ahead of them in order to show what they have, in every position not only as a center forward, the entire team.” Defender Geoff Cameron and goalkeepers Tim Howard and Brad Guzan are scheduled to arrive Sunday, as Klinsmann gave them a few extra days coming from their Premier League clubs in England. Clarence Goodson, a defender with the nearby San Jose Earthquakes, led the U.S. team through the Stan-

ford Stadium tunnel and onto the field for Day 1. “Whoo hoo hoo!” hollered left back DaMarcus Beasley in the heat. Forward Chris Wondolowski smiled and said he had consumed plenty of water. Beasley is trying for his fourth World Cup. “I still get butterflies,” he said. “I haven’t been with the team for a while. To see all the guys’ faces, it’s good to be back with the team and obviously it’s very important. We have a lot of work to do, and a lot of work to be done in these three weeks before the team goes to Brazil.” Klinsmann said defender Omar Gonzalez, the Los Angeles Galaxy defender who is nursing a left knee injury from a May 3 game against Colorado, should be close to full strength later in the week. Midfielder Maurice Edu wasn’t medically cleared for Wednesday’s workout because of concussion symptoms, but can train without body contact. Klinsmann knows he needs to evaluate everybody in short order – and a versatile, deep defense will be one of those areas even if the group is lacking in World Cup minutes.

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Canadiens bounce Bruins in Game 7 The ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON – Carey Price stopped 29 shots to help Montreal beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 in Game 7 on Wednesday night and put the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference finals. Montreal will play the New York Rangers for a spot in the Stanley Cup finals. Dale Weise, Max Pacioretty and Daniel Briere scored

for the Canadiens, who advanced to the conference finals for just the second time since winning the most recent of their NHL-record 24 Stanley Cup titles in 1993. Jarome Iginla scored and Tuukka Rask made 15 saves for Boston. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and returned to the finals last year, losing to the Blackhawks in six games. Boston finished with

the best record in the regular season this year, but its road stopped against the Original Six rival in another classic playoff series. In front of boisterous crowds on both sides of the border, the Canadiens won the 34th playoff series between the two clubs – the ninth that went the seven-game distance. And, despite giving up home-ice advantage, Montreal quieted the

Boston fans quickly.

Kings 2, Ducks 1: Trevor Lewis scored his fourth goal of the postseason, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, and Los Angeles forced a seventh game in the Freeway Faceoff series with a victory over Anaheim. Jake Muzzin scored an early goal for the Kings, who ended their three-game skid with another sturdy defensive effort at home.

MIAMI – LeBron James leaped onto a courtside table as the postgame celebration was starting, thumped his chest and punched the air. Next stop: The Eastern Conference finals. Again. James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 28 and Ray Allen delivered two huge plays in the final seconds as the Heat rallied to beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-94 on Wednesday night, winning the second-round matchup 4-1. “It’s always been like that for us,” James said. “It’s never easy. It’s never easy for us.” Sure looks easy, though. It was the 10th straight series win for the two-time defending NBA champions. “When we met the first day for prep we said the No. 1 key, overwhelmingly the No. 1 key in this series, was great mental stability,” Heat coach

Erik Spoelstra said. “That’s what it was down the stretch ... incredible focus.” Incredible defense, too, when it was needed most. Down by eight with less than five minutes left, the Heat forced Brooklyn into nine straight missed shots while peeling off a 12-0 run to take the lead. Allen’s 3-pointer off an assist by Mario Chalmers with 32 seconds remaining was the goahead moment, and the Heat wouldn’t trail again.

Spurs 104, Trail Blazers 82: Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard each scored 22 points, and San Antonio overcame an injury to Tony Parker to close out the Western Conference semifinals with a victory over Portland. Patty Mills scored 18 points and Tim Duncan had 16 points and eight rebounds for San Antonio, which had four blowout victories in the five-game series.

Crawford, Hawks rest while awaiting next foe “That’s the only thing that counts.” Continued from page B1 Crawford was just a spectator when the Hawks won the we feel he’s the best in the Stanley Cup in 2010, beating Philadelphia in six games. league for that reason.” It was Minnesota’s first He took over as their starting home loss of the postseason, goaltender the next season and but Crawford didn’t sound all posted a career-high 33 wins. Crawford took his lumps that impressed with his perforwhen the Hawks lost in the mance. “I rate it as a win,” he said. first round of the NHL playoffs


in 2011 and 2012. He put those years of difficult lessons to good use last summer, when he went 16-7 with a .932 save percentage and an NHL-best 1.84 GAA in the Hawks’ run to the title. Now he’s back for more. Next up is a rematch with the Kings, who lost to the Blackhawks in the conference finals a year ago, or a showdown

with the Anaheim Ducks, the West’s top seed. “Every round gets harder,” said the 29-year-old Crawford, who received a $36 million, six-year contract extension after last year’s title. “Two really strong teams that are playing right now, we’re going to have to face one of them. Have to get some rest and prepare to work harder for our opportunities.”

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Chilling reboot upholds legacy By JESSICA HERNDON AP Film Writer


o one can blame Gareth Edwards for admittedly feeling nervous when asked to helm a remake of the biggest monster movie of all time. Sure, the only other film he had directed happened to be 2010’s “Monsters.” But this time, it was Godzilla. Well, the latest iteration of the 60-yearold franchise is in capable hands. Edwards’ “Godzilla” is a pleasingly paced 3-D spectacle that pays chilling homage to the artful legacy of the original 1954 film – Ishiro Honda’s “Gojira” – while emerging as its own prodigious monster movie. Created as a symbol of the nuclear threat following America’s atomic attacks on Japan in World War II, Godzilla’s reappearance suggests the nuclear tests conducted by the U.S. in the Pacific after the war were really meant to hold the radioactive dinosaur back. This story begins in Japan in 1999 as nuclear physicist Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston, edgy in an unbearable wig) investigates questionable seismic activity at a nuclear power plant on the coast of India. When a team at the plant, including his scientist wife, Sandra (an underused Juliette Binoche), dies in what everyone believes is a natural disaster, Joe dedicates his life to proving that what caused the devastation was anything but natural. His obsession creates a rift between himself and his son, Ford. Fifteen years later, we catch up with Ford (played by a placid but sexy Aaron Taylor-Johnson) in San Francisco, where he lives with his wife (Elizabeth Olsen)



n STARRING: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston n PLOT: The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. n RATING: PG-13, for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence n RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, 3 minutes and their son. Serving in the U.S. Navy, Ford disarms bombs, a skill that later helps him save the planet from MUTOs – “Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism” – that emerge from a long dormancy and begin traveling the globe, feeding on radiation. Screenwriter Max Borenstein, working from a story by Dave Callaham, doesn’t bombard us with multiple narratives or a multitude of characters (Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins play scientists, and David Strathairn plays an admiral). Instead, the film focuses on Ford’s family story, which Borenstein takes his time developing. When we finally see Godzilla – just shy of an hour into the film – the anticipation has built to such a degree that we expect to be awe-struck. And we are. The tallest of any Godzillas before him, this one stands 355 feet high – about 30 stories – with glistening, scaly skin and dorsal fin spikes down his back. His terrifying yet textured roar shakes the theater. Aiming for a realistic take on how we might react to an invasion by giant creatures, Edwards makes sure our view of

them rarely shifts from the human perspective. Honoring the eerie music of the original, this film’s score by Alexandre Desplat (“Argo”) is equally menacing, rich with horns that complement the consistently serious tone of the movie. In the original film, made using stop-motion photography, an actor stomped around a miniature Tokyo in a latex suit. But in the hands of visual effects guru Jim Rygiel (“The Lord of the Rings” franchise), the contemporary take looks incredibly fluid and Godzilla’s movements appear far more natural. But we’re not bombarded with excessive CGI here. Godzilla isn’t oversold, although for some, his lack of screentime won’t be satisfying enough. However, the balance between the family-focused story line and intense action sequences is bound to please others. A threat to the planet in the ‘50s version, Godzilla isn’t out to take the world down this time. He’s here to be its hero and his massive showdown – fiery radioactive breath and all – against the MUTOs is the highlight. He’s more than a catastrophic beast and we’re on his side when he swims off into the sunset. While the predictable sequel has not yet been confirmed, one thing is clear: Edwards’ version of “Godzilla” remains the ultimate monster movie. The legacy has been upheld.



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things to do this weekend

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ring the great monster himself, as well as several humans; and “Million Dollar Arm,” a PG drama starring Jon Hamm.

Will California Chrome advance on his quest of the elusive Triple Crown?

NIU Community School of the Arts recitals and concerts: Through May, Recital Hall and Concert Hall, Music Building, Keep reading NIU, DeKalb. Free; open to the Pizza party Reading is Fun Week doesn’t end until public. Information: www.csa. One of the best food holidays of the the weekend, so check your library to see or 815-753-1450. The year is Friday: National Pizza Party Day. schedule: if it is having any special events. Or simNot that you needed a reason to eat May 17 ply buy or borrow a book this weekend, pizza, but now you have one anyway! • 10:30 a.m. – Cello solos, and get reading. Plan a pizza party for your family and/or students of Linc Smelser. Recital Hall. friends, and chow down on this delicious Playoff action • 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. – Violin food. solos, Suzuki students of Ann The NBA and NHL playoffs are really Montzka-Smelser, Laurie Horsing around getting serious now, so don’t miss any Rodriguez and Karen Weckerly, action. Check your paper or your favorite The second leg of horse-racing’s Triple Recital Hall. At the movies sports website for schedule information. • 5:30 p.m. – Piano solos, Suzuki Crown is Saturday. The Preakness Stakes students of Marilyn Montzka, The big movies opening this week are take place at Pimlico in Baltimore, and Recital Hall. TV coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. on NBC. “Godzilla,” a PG-13 action movie star– More Content Now Kishwaukee Concert Band’s “Passport”: 3 p.m. May 18, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, com. 815-756-8737. or spectator in art. Gallery ...”: Through May 23, North and STAGE Music Building, NIU. Free. www. hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and by Hall Case Galleries of the NIU appointment. 815-758-1351. Art Museum, DeKalb. Gallery PG-43: 8 p.m. May 31, Sandwich COMEDY Stage Coach Players’ “Cheaper Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday “General Dutton’s America”: Sycby the Dozen”: 7:30 p.m. May Sandwich. Adult contemporary. amore History Museum, 1730 N. through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. REGIONAL 15 through 17, 2 p.m. May 18, Tickets: $15 to $25. 815-786Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition Saturday. Information: www.niu. Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. 2555. www.sandwichoperaexplores the life and times of edu/artmuseum. St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. Charles: Various dates at General Everell Dutton including “Hoarding, Amassing and com. ant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. New Orleans Jazz Party: 7 to 10 his role in the Civil War and how Excess”: Through May 23, Stage Coach Players’ “12 Visit p.m. June 7, Faranda’s Banquet he shaped Sycamore when he Rotunda and South Galleries, Angry Jurors”: 7:30 p.m. June for acts, prices and showtimes. Center, 302 Grove St., DeKalb. returned. Admission: $5, free for NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, 5 through 7 and 12 through 14, 630-584-6342. Featuring A Wing and A Prayer members and children younger DeKalb. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15, Stage Coach Dixieland Orchestra. Cabaret than 14. www.sycamorehistory. 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. EVENTS setting includes dance floor and org. 815-895-5762. noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 “Through My Eyes,” paintings mation: Coach Players’ “How to Swing Dancing in DeKalb: 7 to p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance; and drawings of Irish imseum. Programing schedule: Succeed in Business Without 10:30 p.m. May 20, O’Leary’s $25 at the door. Information: migrant Louise Behal Price: May 15 – The Meanings of Really Trying”: 7:30 p.m. July Irish Pub & Grill (upstairs), 260 www.justmakeithappen-dekalb. Through May 31, The Art Box, Objects, poetry recital and 10 through 12 and 17 through com. E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. No 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. reading, Altgeld Hall 315, 7:15 to 19, 2 p.m. July 13, Stage Coach DeKalb Municipal Band conpartner needed, casual dress, Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 8:30 p.m. Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. certs: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, June leather-soled shoes recomp.m. Monday through Saturday. Spectacular: Group Exhibition: 10 through Aug. 19, Hopkins mended. $5 admission Information: 815-758-0313 or Through May 30, DeKalb Area Stage Coach Players’ “Arsenic Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore (includes lesson at 7 p.m. at Women’s Center Galleries, 1021 and Old Lace”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 Road, DeKalb. No concert July 1. no additional charge). Water DeKalb Area Agricultural HeriState St., DeKalb. Curated by through 16, and Aug. 21 through Free. www.dekalbparkdistrict. provided; food and beverages tage Association Exhibit GalDanielle Dobies, exhibit features 23, 2 p.m. Aug. 24, Stage Coach com. available for purchase. See lery: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays 13 emerging and professional Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. for coming and Sundays, Labor Day through artists from Northern Illinois ONGOING dates and exceptions and look Memorial Day, or by appointUniversity, the Fox Valley and for the group on Facebook. ment, Nehring Gallery, 111 S. Chicago. A diverse variety of ART Northern Illinois Arts & Crafts Second St., Suite 204, DeKalb. media is used to create installaArt Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Show: May 31 and June 1, Free. tions addressing the spectacle “Looting, Hoarding, Collecting






Classes for children and adults. or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for fun invited; no auditions. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays during the school year, NIU Music Building. Contact conductor Seth Houston at or 303815-0648. Kishwaukee Barbershop Harmony Singers rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Open to men of all ages. Contacts: Dave at 815895-5955 or Ed at 815-756-3004. Prairie Echoes Chorus rehearsal: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb. Singing, food, friendship and fun. Kishwaukee Concert Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, band room at Door 16 of Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. All-volunteer band for anyone age 18 or older who has played a wind or percussion instrument in the past. No auditions needed. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. “The Way” acoustic coffee house: 6 to 8:30 p.m. first Saturday each month, DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 or tomndcc@

Review: Hamm’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’ corny but fun By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer Let’s face it, there’s something about a baseball movie that just invites corniness. The hardest hearts soften at the mere sound of a cracking bat. It’s hard for a filmmaker to resist laying the syrup on too thick. And so it is with the Disney film “Million Dollar Arm,” which makes a direct, uncomplicated, er, pitch for your heart – a pitch that will probably hit its mark, despite your best instincts telling you this movie should really be subtler at almost every turn. Oh well. Somehow, this flaw doesn’t feel like the biggest crime – especially when you have a high-quality cast at work. The quality starts with Jon Hamm, who by virtue of his well-known charisma, makes a good case for his future film career, now that his days as Don Draper on TV’s “Mad Men” are sadly ending. Like Draper, Hamm’s character here, the real-life sports agent JB Bernstein (the film’s based on a true story), has a certain narcissism at his core. Unlike Draper, however, this isn’t a deeply drawn character. Whatever faults he displays at the beginning (he prefers to date sexy models, and he wants to make money – oh no!) are pretty much neatly cured by the end. In any case, the best parts of the story are actually not about Bernstein, but about the two young Indian men he brings to America in hopes of creating the next international baseball sensation – and opening up a huge, untapped market in the world’s second most populous country. Hence the title, “Million Dollar Arm,” which is the contest that Bernstein devises to find his young stars. As the film begins, Bernstein and his partner Ash (the always entertaining Aasif Mandvi) are searching for ways to re-

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The Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group intermediate group and advanced group both took first place last weekend at the Rainbow National Dance Competition in Freeport.

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This image released by Disney shows Lake Bell (left) and Jon Hamm in a scene from “Million Dollar Arm.” vive their flagging business. A failure to land a major account means they can’t even pay their LA office rent. One night, though, idly channel-flipping between a cricket game and Susan Boyle’s famous out-ofnowhere audition on “Britain’s Got Talent,” Bernstein comes up with the idea to find cricket players who might be able to pitch a baseball. Thus begins a picturesque journey through the Indian countryside – making for director Craig Gillespie’s most compelling visuals – for Bernstein and the wisecracking, constantly napping baseball scout he recruits, Ray (the reliably cranky Alan Arkin) and a local baseball fanatic working for free, Amit (sweetly played by the comic actor Pitobash.) Most of the young men they find can’t pitch worth a darn. But ultimately they come across Dinesh (the handsome Madhur Mittal, of “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (the soulful Suraj Sharma, who starred in “Life of Pi.”) Neither is actually a cricket player. But no matter – they can throw. Back in Los Angeles, Bernstein gets to work setting up a Major League tryout, hiring a canny baseball coach (Bill

Paxton) to get the boys ready in the impossible time frame of several months – a demand of their financial backer – despite the fact that they’ve barely touched a baseball and don’t even know what the glove’s for. Of course, there are yet more obstacles. The two are homesick. Forced to live in Bernstein’s apartment, they wreak havoc in his dating life. Luckily, the next-door neighbor, Brenda, is a pretty, smart, caring medical student (Lake Bell). This eventual relationship is telegraphed in such an obvious way, there might as well have been a subtitle when Brenda first appears: “SOON-TO-BE GIRLFRIEND.” Will the two players overcome their lack of training, their nervousness, and the cynical baseball press corps to have their moment of glory? Will Bernstein realize that there’s something more important than making money? Uh, have you ever seen a baseball movie? (And besides, we told you this was a true story.) But let’s not nitpick. It’s a baseball movie! It’s heartwarming, and hey, it has Jon Hamm. Enough said.

Beth Fowler dancers take first place at competition The Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group recently competed in its third regional dance contest of the season. Last weekend they took part in the Rainbow National Dance Competition in Freeport, which was a sold-out event with 524 teams. Beth Fowler’s intermediate group (ages 10 to 12) and advanced group (ages 13 to 15) both took first place overall in their age divisions. Every dance the groups have performed this season have scored at a “Platinum” level, including 12 “Double Platinums.” The intermediate group performed “Slow Me Down” and “Girl’s Night,” both choreographed by Brooke Fowler. This season, “Girl’s Night” took second place overall and “Slow Me Down” has taken first place overall at every competition entered this year. It also has received “Best Choreography of the Weekend” at both the Rainbow National Dance Competition and Legacy National Dance Competition, and “Most Entertaining Dance of the Weekend” at the Odyssey National Dance Competition. Fowler also choreographed a duet, “The Perfect Two,” which took first place overall at the last two competitions, and third place overall at the first competition of the year. Dancer Sophia Gapuz received the “Best Entertainer of the Weekend” award. The intermediate group dancers are Becky Baert, Brooke Born, Olivia Burns, Sophia Gapuz, Cameron Holst, Shannon Jackman, Kylie Ryder, Alyssa Vicory and Kaitlyn Woods. The advanced group performed “One Night is All We Got,” choreographed by Han-

nah Smith, which took third place overall, and “In the Closet,” choreographed by Joey Hernandez, which took first place overall. Smith also choreographed a trio, “Toxic,” which took second place overall. The advanced group dancers are Taylor Donzelli, Lindsey Haugen, Anna Nolazco, Alyssa Retuerto, Carly Ruggeri and Hannah Whitten. All solos competed this season by the Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group placed in the top five. Carly Ruggeri received a scholarship to attend KAR’s Dance Convention classes for free in Chicago. The Beth Fowler School of Dance started competing in 2013 when they also took first place overall. All Beth Fowler competitive dancers train in the school’s class program, and have only competed with the Beth Fowler School of Dance. The dance school’s program focuses on training dancers for excellent technique as well as performance artistry. The Beth Fowler School of Dance presents three dance productions a year at the Egyptian Theatre and has an additional Performing Group for community events and competitions as a bonus performing opportunity. All students have the opportunity to learn the skills needed for the competitive style of dance even if they don’t want to compete. The Beth Fowler School of Dance is taking registrations for one- and two-week summer dance camps. For more information, visit or call the Genoa location at 815-784-5658 or the St. Charles location at 630-945-3344.


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Learn something new at NIU Community School Summer is a great time to focus on the arts and to learn something new. The Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts has great programming planned for children and adults this summer. Classes, ensembles and day camps begin the week of June 16 and run throughout June and July. All classes and lessons are taught on the campus of NIU.

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Music for young children Prelude Class (ages 1 to 3) is a group class with fun music listening, creative movement activities, songs and lap games. Development Class (ages 3 to 5) builds on the material learned in Prelude Class and adds musical patterns and skills through games, songs, creative movement, playing percussion instruments, basic music theory and learning about some of the instruments of the orchestra. A parent must accompany the child to each class. Both classes meet on six Saturdays beginning June 21. Prelude begins at 10 a.m. and Development begins at 10:35 a.m. Laurie Rodriguez teaches both classes. Piano Starter for Children is a beginning piano class for ages 5 to 7. Children meet in a small-group environment and learn basic notes and position of keys and play simple tunes. The class meets six times,

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The Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts has great programming planned for children and adults this summer. from 4 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 17. Teacher Jaina Krueger is a piano and harp teacher with the community school, where she has taught for several years.

Music for older children and adults Guitar Basics is a beginning class in which students learn to read music, play songs and construct and play scales and chords. Students gain knowledge about music theory and experience various styles of guitar techniques. The class meets for six Wednesdays beginning June 18. Guitar Basics, Section 1 is for ages 9 to 12 and meets from 7 to 7:55 p.m.; Guitar Basics, Section 2 is for ages 13 to adult and meets from 8 to 8:55 p.m. Teacher Quentin Dover is an experienced guitar teacher with many years experience teaching all ages both privately and in a group setting. Square One Piano: Group


Ensembles NIUkulele Ensemble is a fun group designed for beginning and intermediate players ages 9 to adults. Students learn to play melodies, chords and songs in many styles and to perform solo and in unison

and harmony. Beginners receive instruction on the instrument and players with more experience are assigned more involved parts. Guitar teacher Eric Schroeder directs the group. He brings many years of experience as a private and group lesson teacher to the ensemble. The group begins on June 23 meets for six Mondays beginning June 17 from 7 to 7:55 p.m. There is a recital scheduled for 7 p.m. July 30. CSA Guitar Ensemble encourages players to enjoy the guitar in an ensemble setting and gain confidence and skill on the instrument. The class is designed for beginning and intermediate players. The group meets for six Wednesdays beginning June 25 from 8 to 8:55 p.m. There is a recital scheduled for June 30 at 8 p.m. Quentin Dover is the director.

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all campers and are scheduled for May 20. Interested campers must register and sign up for an audition by noon May 13. More information is available on the website or from the office. Camp director Laurie Rodriguez is a music educator who has many years of experience teaching chamber music, classes for small children and violin lessons. She is an active performer as a member of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and has performed with several local chamber groups. The NIU Community School of the Arts offers yearround programming in the arts. More information and forms are available at www. or by calling the NIU Community School of the Arts at 815-753-1450. The office is located in Room 132 Music Building and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 215 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178

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clarinetists who enjoy playing their instrument with others. Campers refine note reading skills, learn more about playing music with others, and develop listening and leadership skills. Campers are expected to have at least one year of playing experience. The camp meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. from July 7 to 10, with a sightreading party planned for June 24 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. The camp is limited to 12 players. String Quartet Chamber Camp (ages 12 to 19) is for string players. Campers enjoy seminars on music theory, history, rehearsal techniques, a master class with Chicago chamber musician Jasmine Lin, and a recital. The camp meets from 1 to 5 p.m. July 7 through 10, with a sightreading party planned for June 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. The camp is limited to 16 players. Auditions are required for


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Wife disapproves breaking language barrier Dear Abby: My wife and I speak English as our native language. I also speak other languages fluently, although my wife does not. When we travel to a country where I speak the language, she insists I speak only English. She says everybody in the world now speaks English and accuses me of showing off when I converse with a local in his or her language. She says it makes her uncomfortable. I realize many people in other countries speak some – or even a lot of – English, but many do not. What do you think? – Speechless in Atlanta Dear Speechless: Much as your wife might wish it, not everybody in the world speaks English. That you are

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips able to speak to individuals in their native language is a tremendous asset when you travel. It makes for a warmer welcome and a fuller experience wherever you go, and I hope you will continue to use the skill you have worked to acquire. However, to carry on long, involved conversations while your wife just stands there is rude, and if you find out that the person with whom you are talking also speaks English, you should make an effort to see that she is


Dear Abby: I was born with a very weak heart. At the age of 23, I went into heart failure and needed surgery. It has been two years since my open heart procedure, and it has changed my life for the best. As a young, semi-attractive male, I feel insecure about my scar. I went to the beach with friends, and so many people looked at my scar I got uncomfortable and put my shirt back on for the rest of the time. I haven’t gone back to the beach since. And in situations where guys go shirtless, I wear mine even over the protests of my friends. I can’t get over the scar. I feel like I’m disfigured. Any advice on how I can deal with

this huge change? – Self-Conscious in Georgia Dear Self-Conscious: Because you’re sensitive about the scar, perhaps you should talk to a plastic surgeon about your options in having it reduced. However, in my opinion, you are not “disfigured” – you are ALIVE. You fought for your life and won. Few people get through life without some “battle scars.” Since you can’t change the fact that it’s there, consider changing the way you think about it. In a way, it’s your medal of honor. Scars have been known to fade with time, and so does self-consciousness. Dear Abby: My grandson will be getting married in Chicago. What’s the appro-

priate dress code regarding wearing pantyhose these days? It seems everyone you see in a dress is bare-legged. I want to be comfortable, but also appropriately dressed. – Best-Dressed Grandma Dear Grandma: It depends upon how formal the wedding will be and whether it will be held indoors or outside. If it’s outside and informal, and the weather is hot and humid, you could go bare-legged. However, if it’s indoors and the attire is dressy – and you want to maintain your reputation as “best-dressed granny” – hold up your “end” and wear pantyhose.

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Food allergies and the link to plant pollen Dear Dr. K: I’ve always had seasonal allergies. But over the past few years, I’ve noticed that my lips swell and my mouth gets irritated when I eat certain fruits and vegetables. Have I developed new food allergies as an adult? Dear Reader: I suspect you’ve developed a type of adult-onset food allergy known as oral allergy syndrome (OAS). People with OAS suffer from hay fever and experience an itchy mouth, scratchy throat, or swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue and throat after eating certain raw fruits, vegetables or some tree nuts. In people who have allergies of any kind, immune system cells that normally fend off germs become overactive. They respond inappropri-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff ately – setting off an allergic reaction – to otherwise harmless substances known as allergens. These allergens are often proteins, found in everything from pollen to pet dander. Every protein has a distinct shape. The immune system is responding to these shapes. Some fruit and vegetable proteins have a similar shape to plant pollen – proteins that are shed by trees, grasses or other plants. People with OAS often already have allergies to plant pollen. When they eat fruit or vegetables that contain similar proteins,

their overactive immune system goes to war. It unleashes the reaction normally produced by pollen. However, in this case, the reaction occurs in the mouth, rather than in the nose and sinuses. If you have OAS, the food or foods that will trigger an oral allergic reaction depend on the type of pollen you’re allergic to: • Birch tree (early spring allergies): People with allergies to birch tree pollen often have OAS from peaches, apples, pears, kiwis, plums, coriander, fennel, parsley, celery, cherries, carrots, hazelnuts and almonds. • Grasses (late spring): peaches, celery, tomatoes, oranges, cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew. • Ragweed (late summer,

early fall): bananas, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, zucchini, sunflower seeds, dandelion, chamomile and echinacea. • Latex (year-round): bananas, avocados, kiwis, chestnuts and papayas. If a food you love causes a reaction, try cooking it. This alters the protein so your immune system doesn’t recognize it. Peeling a fruit or vegetable before you eat it may also help. That’s because allergy-provoking proteins congregate near the surface. Finally, try taking an antihistamine about 30 to 60 minutes before eating a food that might give you OAS. It can help with your seasonal allergies and blunt an allergic reaction to food. OAS is one of those condi-

tions that are rarely taught in medical school. That once worked to my advantage. I was teaching a medical student in the clinic who told me he had just examined a patient with a problem he had never seen before. The patient’s lips suddenly had swollen up “bigger than Angelina Jolie’s!” I went to see the patient with the student and asked, “In the past 24 hours, have you eaten any brand-new food, like a melon?” The patient replied: “Why yes, a friend brought over cantaloupe last night. I had never had that before.” The student thought I was a genius. Untrue, but nevertheless, a moment to treasure.

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Students can even learn from ‘bad’ teachers Dr. Wallace: I didn’t like my history teacher this year. He always favored the boys, especially the athletes, because he is the school’s Athletic Director and used to be the boys’ basketball coach. When I asked my counselor to transfer me to a different history class, his answer was a firm “No.” He said that students can never initiate a class transfer. I then asked him if my parents could initiate a transfer and, again, I was told no. What does a student have to do to get a lawyer to get out of a no-good class? – Unhappy Student, Houston, Texas Unhappy Student: All a lawyer could do is take your money and then inform

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace you that a transfer would be impossible. Only school personnel can have a student transferred when it would be in the student’s or class’s best interest. Rarely, if ever, will a student be transferred because of a dislike for the teacher. If students could initiate a transfer, counselors would be inundated with transfer requests because “the teacher is too hard,” or “I want to be with a friend in another class.” All students should listen and do their very best in ev-

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – This will be an eventful and exciting year for you. Follow your heart and stand firm regarding your goals. You can simplify things by refusing to let others complicate your plans. Determination, hard work and focus will get you where you want to go. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Confusion, mistakes and a lack of control could be problems for you today. Remain diligent at your workplace despite the conditions. Certain relationships are likely to be difficult. Avoid restrictions. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You will capture the attention of your superiors. Show how much of a team player you can be. Make relevant suggestions that are sure to improve the workplace. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Someone close to you may be deceptive. Don’t let your anger get the better of you. Try to pinpoint the source of the problem and work it out together. Honesty is the best policy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You will have to make some compromises to stay in the good graces of your colleagues today. Someone will feel that you’ve failed to be attentive or caring. Make amends. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Children and loved ones should be included in your plans. Find something physical to participate in. Sports events or other outdoor activities will provide a much-needed diversion. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Take a good look around and consider what positive adjustments you can make to your home. Get feedback from friends and family. It’s time to reorganize or recycle any unused or unwanted possessions. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Proceed with caution when using mechanical or electrical devices. You’ll encounter problems if you take a shortcut. You will get the results you want by being methodical and precise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Consider starting a home-based business. Your ideas are good, but don’t share them until you have everything in place. Someone will steal your deal if you aren’t careful. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Emphasize your best traits when dealing with superiors. You will be well- equipped for a promotion if you develop a closer rapport with those in a position to further your interests. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You need to make big personal decisions without getting flustered. It may not be as difficult as you imagine, although you may need to do some extra research to discover the right course of action. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Expand your circle of friends. Stimulate your curiosity by visiting different locations. Make the most of an opportunity to explore interesting people, places and pastimes. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Someone may feel left out if you are too busy with work. Take time to listen and offer suggestions. Equitably dividing your time between work and home will lead to success.

ery class. Students can learn from all teachers, even teachers who need to improve their teaching style. Dr. Wallace: I’m 18 and so is my very, very best friend. We will both graduate from high school in June and we both were planning to attend the University of Washington. But all that has changed now. I’ll still be at the University, but I’m not sure of her plans just yet. My friend recently found out that she is pregnant and her boyfriend is trying to talk her into having an abortion. This is a very difficult decision for her and she is not sure what she wants to do. When she told her parents she was pregnant, they were not happy, but


they are leaving the decision up to her. They assured her that they would stand by her regardless of what she decides. I have been there for my friend through all this from the beginning, even before she told her parents, and she told me she couldn’t have gotten through it without me. Now, my parents want me to sever all contact with my friend. They think it’s disgraceful that my friend is pregnant and they feel strongly that the “sin” my friend committed will taint me if I continue to be her friend. My parents are very religious, so this really surprises me, and I don’t know what to do. Please give me your thoughts. – Nameless,

Seattle, Washington Nameless: Friendship can’t be turned off and on like a water faucet! This young lady is your best friend and it would be a serious error if you would turn your back on her when your trust and love is so desperately needed. Your parents are not thinking clearly. You would be tainted if you deserted a friend in the time of need. True friendships last forever. Even though your parents do not agree with your thinking, I hope that, in time, they will respect your decision and eventually embrace your definition of true and everlasting friendship. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Take extra care when the breaks are bad U.S. Rep. George Miller, from California, said, “The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later, you’re hungry again.” The trouble with 5-6 hands is deciding in which order to bid the suits. Look at today’s South hand. Would you open one spade or one heart? With a relatively weak hand, it is better to open one spade and describe your hand as a 5-5. But this hand has very few losers if partner has a fit in one suit (or, even better, in both suits). So South should plan to bid hearts, spades and spades again to describe his 5-6. Note that his two-spade rebid is a reverse because partner, to show preference for the first-bid suit (hearts), has to go to the three-level. There are two other points about the two-level reverse. It guarantees that the firstbid suit is longer than the second-bid, and it shows extra strength, instigating a gameforce. So North quietly supports hearts before using the GrandSlam Force, asking South to bid seven hearts with two of the top three trumps. (Roman Key Card Blackwood would also do the job.) Surely South has the spade king for his three-spade bid. How should South play after West leads the diamond king to dummy’s ace? Just in case the breaks are bad, declarer should play a low trump to his ace. When West discards, South leads a spade to dummy’s ace, returns a spade to his king and ruffs a spade with dummy’s heart queen. Then he plays a heart to his nine, draws trumps and claims.


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Thursday, May 15 Friday, May 16 Saturday, May 17

1835 Wildflower Ln.

DOWNSIZING Something for Everyone!

8:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Mom Moved to Assisted Living

1134 Karen Drive brass bed, dressers, loveseats, kitchen table/chairs, hutch, desk, lamps, daybed, cedar chest, goat cart, ice cream table & chairs, wicker chairs, marble top table, dolls, many oil paintings, wicker buggy, friendly village china, many womens clothes, yarn, décor and much more Number ½ hour before start Pictures on

Conducted by Triple S 630-707-7189

ST CHARLES 322 GRAND RIDGE RD ESTATE FURNITURE Friday, Saturday May 16-17, 9am-4pm - high end furniture and sundry items


Alexander Lumber – Cortland Truss plant has several immediate full time openings on the first and second shifts of the manufacturing plant. Production Personnel – Work involves handling, cutting and assembly of wood products. Additional opening for a candidate with forklift experience for the second shift for loading and handling materials. Truck Driver with CDL, crane experience would be helpful but not required. The Driver should be comfortable with delivery of over width loads. Applicants must have the ability to read written instructions, speak and understand English to maintain a safe working environment. Must have the ability to work inside or outside in all weather conditions. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds on occasion. These positions are subject to pre-employment and reasonablesuspicion drug screening & a pre-employment background check.

Please apply in person: 164 S. Loves Road, Cortland

DEKALB 292 BENT GRASS CIR THU 5/15 & FRI 5/16 8:00 – 1:00 Household goods, tools, furniture, jewelry, some sterling, vintage items, some clothing, misc., clean, quality items.

DEKALB CUTE SHOP GRAND OPENING Please join us for the grand opening of Urban Grace on May 17th 10-5. Featuring CeCe Caldwell's chalk and clay paint, beautiful painted furniture, home decor and DIY classes. 255 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

THURS, FRI, SAT MAY 15, 16, 17 8AM - 5PM 21115 DONNY BROOK LN. 3 miles W of Annie Glidden on Route 38 Recliner, lots of furniture, toddler train bed/mattress, baby changing station/dresser, women's plus size clothing, XXL men's shirts, books, (4) TV's, toys & clothing, teacher posters/aids

Corner of Cherry Valley and Annie Glidden

Kingston Friendship Center Annual Rummage Sale 120 S. Main Street Thurs, Fri May 15 & 16 9am – 4pm Sat. May 17 9am – Noon Sat is $5 a Bag

Daily Chronicle Classified and online at:

Public Auction

Youth Service Bureau Fundraiser Bike Auction 330 Grove Street, DeKalb

Saturday, May 17 - 9 am Great bikes available! NEXT, RoadMaster, Mongoose, Schwinn, many more. Men's, Women's and Children's bicycles available. Almburg Auctioneering. All proceeds benefit the youth of DeKalb County. Terms: Cash, Credit Cards & personal checks with identification. We are not responsible for accidents or items after they are sold. All bicycles and items sold as is.

5 miles W of DeKalb or 9 miles E of Rochelle


ST CHARLES REDGATE NEIGHBORHOOD HUGE SALE St. Charles, Redgate entrances: Crane & Greenwood, Rt 31 & Abbeywood, Red Gate & Chesapeake; May 16 & 17 8am-4pm Hi-End Items including: Furniture: unique & distressed, antique, glass & brass; Tools: hand, power, shop, table & mitre saws; Home decor: Longaberger baskets, silk flowers, housewares, candles, wrought iron; American Girl Dolls; Handmade jewelry & crafts; Sports: hockey, golf, baseball, basketball; New & Used Clothing; Toys; Books; Store Fixtures

ST. CHARLES FRI, SAT & SUN MAY 16, 17 & 18 9AM - 3PM



Twin Sleigh Beds, Furniture, NASCAR & Harley Davidson Items, Oak Desk, Kids & Adult Items & MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Furniture, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo, Atari, girls and boys clothing, household items, holiday items, 600+ Playboy Collection & much much more!!



Good Stuff! Furniture, dishes, antiques, A/C, variety of lawnmowers, sewing supplies, vintage and more!

FURNITURE, MATTRESSES, GOLF! Multi-fam sale, brand names, pottery barn, restoration hardware, dressers, twin/double matt sets, sofa, bar stools, furniture, golf clubs/bags, kids toys, bikes,adult/kid clothes, 6715 Savanna Ln, near Haligus & Ballard intersection, Woodland Hills Subdiv, Thurs, 5/15 - Sat, 5/17, 9 am start, rain or shine!

You Want It? We've Got It! Classified has GREAT VARIETY!

off of 34 and Needham Rd. Something for everyone! Baby, boy and girl; Household; Men, women and kids clothes; Lawnmower; Aluminum scaffold; Wood table; Exercise bike, etc. EVERYTHING MUST GO!

SANDWICH May 17 & 18 Saturday & Sunday 9am – 2pm 1249 Kramer Lane furniture, tools, juke box, dishes, patio set, grill, fire pit w/ bench, saws table / miter, ladders, lots of wood, lawn mowers, garden tools, CAN'T GET ENOUGH BEARS NEWS? Get Bears news on Twitter by following @bears_insider



DEKALB, CORTLAND, SYCAMORE & MALTA MINI STORAGE All our auctions with pictures are advertised worldwide @

Appraisals Real Estate Liquidators 815-825-2727 Malta, IL

TV ~ 65” Hitachi Projection TV. Excellent condition, works great! Moving- must sell. $300 or best offer. 815-517-8176.

TREADMILL $75 obo 815-756-0485

1956 I.H. 300 TRACTOR

DESK - 52" x 24" Steel Desk , Lt beige color, wood grain top w/ small left side return, Includes: chair & lamp. Great shape, $95 Sycamore. 815-762-0382

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Hutch Style - $120 815-739-9155 KING SIZE BED in decent shape! Pick up Sunday 5/18 Sycamore 815-970-0284 Kitchen/Dining Room Set - Round Wood Table, 4 Padded & High Back Chairs, Neutral, Varnished, $45. 815-522-6607 8a-9p Matching Couch & Love Seat In good condition. $400. Pick Up Sunday 5/18- Sycamore 815- 970-0284 leave message

FRI & SAT MAY 16 & 17 9AM - 4PM


Interior Wood Door - 36", golden solid oak, six panel style, right side hinges, Includes frame & privacy lock set installed Excellent Condition $75/OBO Sycamore. 815-762-0382

New tires, needs some work. Best offer. 815-338-0217


SAT & SUN MAY 17 & 18 8AM – 3PM


Daily Chronicle Classified It works.

!!!!!!!! Over 40 Sales in Malta & Prairie Springs Sub.


877-264-2527 TANZANIA DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER -New LocationFirst Congregational United Church of Christ 615 North First Street Fri 5/16 & Sat 5/17 8AM - 4 PM Extraordinary Selection!





Scrap booking supplies, misc furniture,matching couches, 30 X 18 ½ aquarium w/stand,antiques baby & children items, a little something for everyone !

!!!!!!!!!! FRI, MAY 16 1PM – 6PM SAT, MAY 17 9AM – 5PM SUN, MAY 18, 10AM - 4PM

This is a FIRST and ONLY Sale READY TO SELL! Wood Kitchen Table w/4 Chairs Telephone Stand with storage Cabinet, End Table, Credenza, One Drawer Table, Toaster Oven, Foreman Grill, Crock Pot, Set for Six Correlle Dishes, Pots and Pans, Metal and Glass Baking pans, Kitchen Utensils, Sets of glasses, Tupperware and plastic storage bowls, Decorative pictures and paintings, ceramic bud vases, Cut glass pieces, Picture Frames, Hanging Light Fixture, 2 Light fixtures w/three glass bulbs, walker, wheeled grocery cart & SO MUCH MORE!

Arbor Lane - Sycamore

(Some Sales Also Friday & Sunday)



Items Include: Baseball cards, sports memorabilia, Antuques, furniture, camping supplies, fishing supplies, lawn furniture, Wrigley Field wooden seats, County Stadium vinyl seat, kitchen supplies, baby changing tables & stroller, baby clothes, toys, tools, records, VHS tapes, CDs & dvds, books, trunks, pictures, Chicago Cub baseball tickets, bicycles, dining room table sets, sports equipment, dishes, rugs, linens and much more!

THURS, FRI, SAT MAY 15, 16, 17 8am – 4pm





Stop light at DeKalb High School


Household, furniture, baby, lawn & garden, some estate sales items + A WHOLE LOT MORE!

MAY 16 & 17 9AM - 4PM

117 E. Royal Drive

MALTA - 111 S. 1st. Fri 5/16 & Sat 5/17 8 am or after rain to 2 pm Toro Snow Thrower, buffet, book shelf, old trunks, coffee table, Lane Hope Chest, Kindle Fire, Lia Sophia jewelry, Terry Redlin prints, Soda maker, Indoor / outdoor Foreman Grill, Dvds, etc

Home grown perennials, hostas, rubarb, patio plants, fences, tralises, benches, patio furniture, antiques, furniture


Lincolnshire Place

Daily Chronicle Classified Call 877-264-2527

11 Annual Leukemia Society Benefit Garage Sale

WED - SAT 9:30AM - 5:30PM SUN 10:00AM - 2PM

FRI & SAT MAY 16 & 17 8AM - 4PM


Apply within, no phone calls


DeKalb th

All proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

RN/LPN - PT CNA's - PT 710 Vellagio, Sycamore

cast iron stove, hoosier cabinets, old cupboards, old doors, trunks, tables + much more !




Lost Cat in Dekalb – “Bailey”, Grey/Black with tiger stripes, 8#s, she is chipped/spayed, lost in the area of Vienna and 14th/pleasant. 815-312-8849

Somonauk Garden TownHome Community



SYCAMORE LARGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE 1340 Axcel Lane Friday 8-4 Saturday 8-12. Clothes for Girls 5-8, 14-AS, Boys 6-AM, Furniture, John Deere Collectibles, Recumbent Bike, Gas Grill, Game Systems/ Games, Books, Households SYCAMORE – MOVING SALE 1210 DEVONSHIRE DR. N SAT MAY 17, 7:30 AM – 3PM Housewares, Rug, Entertainment Center, Etc.


Twin Bunk Bed ~ Pottery Barn “The Camp Collection.” Writing desk with storage. 4 shelves, 5 drawers. Mattress and cushions included. $1,200 negotiable. 815-433-4407

Two Desks

$25 each 815-739-9155 Plastic Drum - White, 55 gal. Great For Rain Barrel Project Sycamore. $25 OBO - Moving. 815-762-0382 Wine Entertainment Set, Napa 7-Piece New Hand Painted, Includes 4-12 Oz. Goblets 9" Cheese Dome 2-Piece Set & Decanter, $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. WORK GLOVES - 120 pair, New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $40 for all, Moving, Sycamore 815-762-0382

LAWN TOOL CADDY plastic, on casters, holds 20+ tools great shape, 40"x 40"x 20" $20/OBO, Moving, Sycamore. 815-762-0382


12Hp., 38” cut $100. 815-784-2857

THURS, FRI, SAT MAY 15, 16, 17 9AM - 3PM 1829 BROWER PLACE Household decorations, linens, china service for 12, older dining room set, top quality ladies clothing, sizes 8-10 office supplies, garden tools & MORE! Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Electric Dryer – Admiral Used 3 yrs., 6.5 cu. ft. Super Capacity, White - $100 847-606-5808 10am-7pm

BAR CLAMPS - Old Carpenters Bar Clamps, Notched Wood Beam, Cast Iron Stops, Approx 4'-5' long, $25 each, moving, Sycamore 815-762-0382 Framed Art - Autographed Cartoon Cell - Hanna/Barbera - Characters On Parade" Documented, Mint Condition $400 - Moving Sycamore 815-762-0382 Old Wood Milk Crates - Assorted Dairies & Dates, Good Condition, 4 left, $25 each, Sycamore. 815-762-0382 Sign - Miller's Highlife Waterfowl Mirror Sign. $35. 847-515-8012

Potty Chair - Blue & White, Like New, Made By Summer, $15. Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

Child Disney Princess Tricycle With Storage Area In Back, $25, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. Girl's Disney Princesses Two Wheel Bike, 12.5" Wheels, $18. DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Radio Flyer Red Scoot About Ride On Kids Toddler Bike w/Bell & Seat That Adjusts As Child Grows Best for 1-2 Year Old, $18, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 TRICYCLE - Radio Flyer Child Bike Tricycle. Red & Blue In Color, $22, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

DECK STAIN brand new $14.50/gallon, various colors. Semi-transp. 815-479-1000

Conduit Bender 1/2", $20, Sycamore, 815-895-5373 DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle - $190, Sycamore, 815-895-5373 SHELVING UNITS 10 Metal Shelving Units & Tool Stands - Light To Medium Duty, most on casters - Assorted Sizes Moving $10-$40 Each. Sycamore. 815-762-0382 STEP LADDERS - 5 wood step ladders, Type lll, 200 lb rating, very good condition, 4' to 6' high, $15 each, moving, Sycamore 815-762-0382

Adidas Everyday Shoes Boy's Men's Size 7.5, $5. DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Cast Iron Sink – Double Bowl white, very clean, std. size w/ strainers. $50. Sycamore 815-901-2426 Child Bike Helmet w/Blue Strap, White In Color & Has Picture Of Kangaroo On Front & Says Kangaroo, $5, DeKalb 815-739-1953 CLEATS SHOES Boys Men's Nike Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Diodora Cleats Shoes Boy's Men's Size 8, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Full Propane Tank $30 630-365-5888 New Fiskars Blue Canvas Zippered Bag W/Handle & Inside Compartments For Individual Storage. Great For Crafting, Scrapbooking Or Other, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 SHOES - Cherokee Black Casual Dress Tie Shoes, Boy's Men's Size 6, $5. 815-739-1953 SNEAKERS Sneaux Black Boy's Men's Size 7 Everyday Shoes, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

Kittens: (3) Black healthy Friendly short hair kittens. FREE to good home only Ron 815-825-2526

AIR CONDITIONER Large, 240 Volt AC, In Great Working Order, $140, Sycamore. 815-895-5373.

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Child Little Tikes Purple Dinosaur Teeter Totter. Can Be Used By 1-3 Kids At One Time. One Child Sits In The Middle And One Can Sit On Each End. Very Cute & Durable! $30, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. Child Spiderman Rectangular Table With Solid Steel Construction & Wooden Table Top, New In Box, $12, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. Leap Frog Leapster Handheld Learning Game System, Green & Gray In Color With 19 Games, $50, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. Little Tikes Large Outdoor Square Large Climber Cube With Platform & Slide In Primary Colors. It has Slots To Climb On And Areas To Climb Through. There Is Also A Platform For Child To Hide Under Or Climb On To Go Down Slide. Each Square Side Measures 51" by 48" - $200. DeKalb. 815-739-1953. Little Tikes Red Or Yellow Child's Chair, Great For Use w/ Playhouse, Kitchen, Desk, etc. $7, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. Little Tikes Teal Coupe Car Has Floor Board & Handle For Parent To Push Smaller Child & Floor Board Can Be Taken Out & Child Can Move "Ride or Drive" The Car Around With Their Feet. Car Has Steering Wheel & A Beeping Horn, $25, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. Mega Blocks Child Storage Chair With Over 100 Duplos & Mega Blocks That Store Under Seat In Chair, Good for Child Ages 1-3, $15. DeKalb. 815-739-1953. NEW American Girl Bitty Baby Doll Set w/ Doll, Book & Star, Includes Deluxe 15 Piece Layette Collection; Dress, Cardigan, Pants, Tights, Shoes. Rattle, Bottle, Bib & Hangers All In a Satin Storage Suitcase. All new & in original packaging $150 for all, 815-739-1953 New Sesame Street Elmo's World Musical Ride On With Steering Wheel For Ages 1-3, $18, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. Radio Flyer Inchworm Bouncing Caterpillar Ride On, Red Hat & Red Seat & Green Body On Four Wheels, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373.



I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

815-814-1964 or

815-814-1224 !!!!!!!!!!!



“don't wait.... call 2day”!!


Old Envelopes



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

1985 Challenger Bass Boat 70HP & 9.8 HP Motors, Electronics, Cover, $3500 815-585-0977

815-758-4004 1991 MOTOR HOME

32', Champion Ultrastar, diesel, many extras, like new. MUST SEE! $17,000 847-639-3766

2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Charcoal Gray. 25K miles. Excellent Condition. $14,500. Call 630-326-9686 or

1969 Gold Corvette “T” Top / 300350 Auto 17,600 mi., PS, PB, PW, AC, SS Exhaust, New Redline Tires $23,900 815-761-4227


DeKalb – Ranch 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, full basement, Move in Ready, Completely Renovated $146,000 815-501-5839 DeKalb. REDUCED! Nice, Clean 2BR Ranch. Only $69,900! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 HURRY!

2005 FLEETWOOD POP-UP CAMPER Good condition, shower, toilet, ac/furnace, fridge, stove, sleeps 6, outside shower, dual propane tanks, water heater, storage, electric brakes, extended mirrors. $6,000. Call Kendall 815-761-4930

2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna Black Cherry, Saddle Bags $9500 obo 815-585-0977 Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle Slip On Mufflers - EPA stamped. Off of 2011 Ultra Classic Limited. 15,000 miles on them - excellent condition. $300/OBO. Call 815-895-6096 - leave message

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g 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 6762. Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois 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 6762 I596256 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 8, 15 & 22, 2014.)

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

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 15, 22, 29 & June 5, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS WESTERN DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2004-1, NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-1 Plaintiff, -v.JAMES F. FEYERHERM, et al Defendant 3 : 13 CV 50137 JUDGE FREDERICK J. KAPALA NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 1, 2013, Daniel Huntley, Special Commissioner appointed herein, will at 1:00 PM on June 19, 2014, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State front door entrance, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 804 NORTH 5TH STREET, Dekalb, IL 60115 Property Index No. 08-14-380032. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $112,894.90. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of auction payable to the Special Commissioner. The balance in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours, also payable to the Special Commissioner. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check


Malta Quiet, Upper 2 Bedroom Appl, a/c, laundry, water/garbage included + extra storage. 815-751-0480 Maple Park, 1 bedroom, water/trash included, garage avail. $500/mo. 815-522-6009

Sycamore, 268 N. Cross, Bi-level large unit, 4 BR, 2 BA, W/D in unit, Renter pays all util. Off St. Pkg. $1,200/mo. 1st mo. rent + sec. Avail. Now! 815-899-2092

DeKalb 3 Bedroom, stove, fridge, dishwasher, central air, lg fenced yard, 2 ½ car garage, available June/July 815-758-0079

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

Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600

Sycamore E. State St. AVAILABLE NOW!

Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521 DeKalb 1BR $550, 2BR $650

Hillcrest Place Apts.

DeKalb 3BR, FR with Fireplace Garage, shop, $1025. 2 story brick 3BR, 1.5BA, BIG gar, $1200. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730 DeKalb 4BR, Office, Sunroom, DR Fireplace, 2 car garage, shed, den w/2nd kit, BIG yard w/trees, $1500. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730

DEKALB ~ 1530 Elmwood Ave 6 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Basement, Large lot, $1300/mo. 815-758-4615 ~ 815-375-4615 DeKalb- 3BD, 1BA Farmhouse. Recently remodeled. 3 miles NW/DeKalb. Bsmt, 2-car garage. Avail 6/1. $1200/mo 1st/lst/sec 12month lease. DeKalb Schools. Pets w/approval. Shown by appt. 630-533-9485

Sycamore Upper 2BR Duplex

1.5BA, W/D in common area. No pets/smoking, $700/mo + 1st last security. 815-501-1378

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

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

DEKALB ~ 1 BEDROOM Available July/Aug. Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Clean, quiet, 1 bath, appliances included, available now. 815-758-6580

DEKALB ~ 227 N. 1st Large 2BR, carport, A/C, laundry. Clean, quiet and secure. $750/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

SYCAMORE - 2BR/2BA CONDO River's Edge Sycamore. Garage, Vaulted Family/Dining Room, Fireplace, Granite, New Appliances including Washer/Dryer, New Carpet & Hardwood, WalkIn Master Closet, Deck, Walking Path and Park. $1200 month/1 year lease. No Pets/No Smoking 815-501-3671

Sycamore 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Garage, A/C, Washer/Dryer, Basement $1,000/mo +sec 630-234-0002

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

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

The Knolls Hot new deluxe townhomes.

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?

DeKalb ~ 857 ½ Ellwood Ave.

Starting at $645

Small Upper ~1BR, fenced yard, $415/mo. ~ single occupancy 815-758-4615 ~ 815-375-4615

DEKALB – near downtown North 2nd Street, 800+ sq. ft. ideal for office, retail, salon, call for details, agent owned. 815-756-2359 or 815-758-6712

4BR, 1BA, large garage and yard. Pets OK, $1030/mo, avail 5/15. 815-757-1045 SYCAMORE: 3 BR 1.5 BA garage bsmt. $1100. 630-674-0663

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS WESTERN DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2004-1, NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-1 Plaintiff, -v.JAMES F. FEYERHERM, et al Defendant 3 : 13 CV 50137 JUDGE FREDERICK J. KAPALA NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 1, 2013, Daniel Huntley, Special Commissioner appointed herein, will at 1:00 PM on June 19, 2014, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State front door entrance, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 51 IN L.C. MEAD SUBDIVISION A SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 6, 1943 AS DOCUMENT NO. 180048 IN BOOK 'G' OF PLATS PAGE 89 SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 804 NORTH 5TH STREET, Dekalb, IL 60115 Property Index No. 08-14-380032. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $112,894.90.

Waterman Garden Apt. Community

Lease, deposit, ref, no pets.

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2, 3BR

DEKALB. 3BR, 2BA RANCH Open floor plan, 2 car garage, large fenced in back yard, fireplace, wash/dryer and all appliances, new carpet, new paint, 1800 sq feet, built in 2005, cul de sac, family neighborhood. $1700/mo, Jill 815/739-6960.


220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600

Starting @ $599, 2 Bedroom $683, 3 Bedroom

Available immediately. Utilities included, $250/Mo. 630-650-1180

DEKALB - 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on Lincoln Hwy, near downtown. Large kitchen, family room and living room, Fenced yard, basement, Hardwood floors. No pets. $1200 per month. Duff Properties, LLC. 815-827-3434 815-482-4155

BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

DeKalb - Large 2 Bdrm, stove, fridge, D/W, W/D, A/C, security entrance, quiet bldg, no dogs 815-758-0079


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS ALPINE BANK & TRUST CO. F/K/A ALPINE BANK OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF vs. MICHELLE L. GOSNELL A/K/A MICHELLE LYNN GOSNELL; DWIGHT E. GOSNELL; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANT 13CH 216 Address: 420 W. Navaho Ave. Shabbona, Illinois 60550 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 6, 2014, I, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on June 12, 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: 420 W. Navaho Ave., Shabbona, Illinois 60550 P.I.N.: 13-15-176-029 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $175,742.42 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

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the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C14-95332. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C14-95332 Case Number: 3 : 13 CV 50137 TJSC#: 34-7423 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of auction payable to the Special Commissioner. The balance in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours, also payable to the Special Commissioner. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C14-95332. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C14-95332 Case Number: 3 : 13 CV 50137 TJSC#: 34-7423 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 15, 22, 29 & June 5, 2014.) Daily Chronicle Classified It works.


TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE IN A EASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 420 W. Navaho Ave., Shabbona, Illinois 60550 P.I.N.: 13-15-176-029 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $175,742.42 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 6762. Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois 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 6762 I596256 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 8, 15 & 22, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE INTEREST OF HOPE GUZMAN A Minor No. 14 JA 23 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU, ANY AND ALL PUTATIVE FATHERS of Said Minor, respondents, and to all whom it may concern, that a Petition was filed under the Juvenile Court Act by the DeKalb County State's Attorney in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, on April 28, 2014; and that in the courtroom usually occupied by Honorable Judge Matekaitis, a status hearing shall be held upon said Petition on June 13, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as this case may be heard, to have the minors declared to be wards of the Court, and for other relief under the Juvenile Court Act. The Court has authority in this case to take from you the custody and guardianship of the above named minors and to terminate parental rights, and if the petition requests termination of parental rights the parent may lose all parental rights to the children and the parent will not be entitled to further written notices of publication notices in this case except as required by Supreme Court Rule 11. UNLESS YOU APPEAR at the above named hearing and show cause to the contrary, AN ORDER OR JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE PETITION. April 29, 2014 /s/ Maureen A. Josh CLERK OF THE COURT (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 1, 8 & 15, 2014.)


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DECEASED. Case No. 14 P 47 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Marion L. Heal, of DeKalb, Illinois. Letters of office were issued on the 7th day of May, 2014, to Lisa H. Nelson of 2707 Country Club Lane, DeKalb, Illinois, 60115, whose attorneys are The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC, 2040 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the DeKalb County Court House, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178, or with the representative, or both, no later than 4:30 p.m. on or before the 15th day of November, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Lisa H. Nelson, Executor By: /s/ Jill M. Tritt One of her Attorneys The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC Attorneys at Law 2040 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 15, 22 & 29, 2014.)


by gi that on June 30, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Jean Domel Hop will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from ALLEGRA CHINWALLA to ALLEGRA DOMEL and GRACE CHINWALLA to GRACE DOMEL pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Jean Domel Hop 10205 Perry Rd DeKalb, IL 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 15, 22 & 29, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW OF THE DEKALB SYCAMORE AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY'S (DSATS) FY15-19 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP). The DeKalb-Sycamore Area Transportation Study is the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for all or portions of the City of DeKalb, the City of Sycamore, the Town of Cortland, and DeKalb County. The DSATS FY15-19 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will be available for public review and comment from Thursday, May 15, 2014 to Monday, June 16, 2014.


The TIP represents planned transportation improvements for Fiscal Years 2015-2019. The TIP is a short-range capital improvements program outlining a 4-year schedule of projects that have been locally approved by DSATS to receive federal funding.

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given

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public pr dures used in the development of the TIP satisfy the program-ofproject requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 Program. This program-ofprojects as presented shall be considered the final program-ofprojects unless amended. The documents are available at the following locations: ~ City of DeKalb Municipal Building City Clerk's Office, 200 S. 4th St., DeKalb, IL 60115 ~ DeKalb County Highway Department, 1826 Barber Greene Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115 ~ DSATS website:

4:30 pm. Monday through Friday: Clinton Township Road District Clinton Township General Funds Clinton Township Community Building The township board will vote on the budgets on June 24, 2014 at the regular Township Monthly meeting held at 7 p.m. at the above mentioned address. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 15, 2014.)

The DSATS Policy Committee will consider the adoption of the TIP Amendment at a public meeting on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the DeKalb County Highway Department Board Room, 1826 Barber Greene Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115.

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