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DeKalb shuts down Travel Inn City inspections found multiple, serious problems By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – The Travel Inn in DeKalb will shut down by 5 p.m. today after several city inspections uncovered unhygienic and dangerous conditions, City Attorney Dean Frieders said. Administrative Hearing Officer John Grotto issued an administrative order Friday Katie Dahlstrom – ordering the 120-room hotel The Travel Inn, a 120-room hotel at 1116 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, at 1116 W. Lincoln Highway was directed Friday to close by 5 p.m. today by order of an administra- to close indefinitely based on tive hearing officer. City inspections of the hotel found conditions city the findings from a city invesofficials described as dangerous and unsanitary. tigation that spanned several

months. Another hearing on the matter is set for June 18. “The hearing officer finds an urgent, substantial and unjustified threat to public safety presented by the continuing operation of the hotel, and finds that the offenses illustrated to exist are serious in nature,” the written order states. The city first inspected the hotel Oct. 9, after DeKalb aldermen approved a hotel inspection ordinance. Since Oct. 9, the city has conducted several inspections, culminating in one April 7 that

prompted the city to refer the matter to an administrative hearing because the hotel did not meet minimum standards set by the city, Frieders said. “The mattresses, linens and bedding would not meet anyone’s standards for a place with rooms for rent,” Frieders said. “There were a number of rooms with bodily fluids. And numerous bodily fluids.” Frieders said the city also found holes in the drywall above showers, black mold in room refrigerators, filthy carpets, toilets that were not


properly secured to the floor and a litany of other problems. Inspectors also were concerned about the severe deterioration of the second-floor balcony and railing. Unrelated to the city inspections, DeKalb police found and removed a methamphetamine lab in a room there Oct. 27, initially arresting three people for allegedly cooking methamphetamine at the hotel. About a dozen other people later were accused of participating in that

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Sycamore High remembers fallen veterans By ANDREA AZZO

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Somonauk Middle School eighth-grader Keith Mokry, 14, celebrates spelling the word “shy” correctly during the spelling bee pep assembly the school had for him in which he spelled against some teachers. Mokry won the DeKalb County Spelling Bee in March and will represent the county in Washington D.C. at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Somonauk teen headed for national spelling bee By KATIE DAHLSTROM SOMONAUK – Pumped. Merriam-Webster defines it as excited or enthusiastic about something. Somonauk 14-year-old Keith Mokry would use it to describe his feelings about competing in the nation’s largest spelling bee. Mokry clinched a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning an epic 74-round regional competition in March. The national bee, which starts Tuesday, will bring together 281 participants to the Washington, D.C.-area to spell their way to the championship. Mokry’s trip to National Harbor, Maryland, is sponsored by the Daily Chronicle. The national spelling bee winner receives a trophy, as well as thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. Mokry, an eighth-grade

student at Somonauk Middle School, said he spends almost two hours a night studying, with a clear system in place. “Basically the strategy is to use etymology and word stems to figure out this,” Mokry said. “So, know the word rules for different languages and know the stems, or word roots, for those difference languages.” He knows the hundreds of words he could encounter in the second and third rounds, where competitors will be asked to spell aloud. But Mokry and his fellow competitors are heading into the first round, a computer-based test, blind. “In the first few competitions, you can memorize them and have a good knowledge of languages, but for this you actually have to know all of the word stems and have a concise

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SYCAMORE – When Sycamore High School junior Jace Pesina looks at his school’s “Freedom Isn’t Free” display wall, he understands exactly what it means. The wall is filled with pictures of former Sycamore High School students who were killed in the line of duty during More inside World War I, World War II Find a full list of or the Vietnam War. Pesiarea observances na, who will leave Tuesday for basic training at Fort on Page A4 Sill, Oklahoma, got to meet some veterans Friday who survived in some of those wars. “It’s an honor,” Pesina said. “It’s not every day you get to meet someone like that. Not everyone gets to come home. They’re an inspiration, to be honest.” The high school held its annual Memorial Day observance Friday. The event included veterans’ displays, flags being flown at halfstaff and buglers playing taps. Sycamore resident and Marine Corps veteran Jerry Pelan organizes the Memorial Day event every year, and he also created the “Freedom Isn’t Free” display. Pelan, who served in the Marines from 1959 to 1965, said the event is very special to him and the veterans. “I’ve been putting a lot of time to make this thing happen,” Pelan said. “It helps kids understand that freedom isn’t free.” Sycamore resident Don Jones lived by that mantra every day while fighting as a Marine in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. Jones said he enjoys sharing his military stories, including his stressful time in boot camp, with other veterans. Jones’ grandson is following in his footsteps as he will join the Marines in December. “I didn’t talk him into it,” Jones said. “He just wanted to do it.” Sycamore resident Bill Draper, who served in the Air Force in 1951and 1952, said it’s important to remember those who served,

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Somonauk Middle School eighth-graders cheer for Keith Mokry, as he was announced by principal Jay Streicher on Friday. Mokry won the DeKalb County Spelling Bee in March and will represent the county in the Washington D.C.area at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Danielle Guerra –

Sgt. 1st Class Clayton Riley, readiness NCO, Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion 122 Field Artillery Regiment, walks the halls Friday of Sycamore High School carrying the flag followed by other veterans and active duty members.

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Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Overeaters Anonymous Walk-and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at the Northern Illinois University Lagoon, meeting at the NIU Lincoln Highway parking lot.; Contact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800452-7990; Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb; llc904@ Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb;; 815-9645959. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club: 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. The public is invited for lunch. Group Hope: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road in DeKalb. This free support and discussion meeting is for NIU students and DeKalb community residents. Community facilitators are sought to volunteer to help others. Contact Dr. Charles Smith, 815-398-9628 or visit or www. Lightning games: 1:30 p.m. at Genoa Veteran’s Club, 311 S. Washington St.; or contact Cindy at or 815751-1509. Back to Basics AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at Cortland Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut St., Cortland. Last Saturday is open meeting. 800-452-7990; www. AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Sunday Monthly Breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. at the Sycamore Vet’s Club, 121 S. California St., Sycamore. Open to the public. Menu includes omelets, eggs to order, sausage, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, toast, juice, coffee and milk. $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. Society for Creative Anachronism Fighter’s Practice: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the East Lagoon located on the corner of Castle Drive and College Avenue on NIU Campus, DeKalb. Visit www.carraigban. org/ or call 815-739-5788 or 815986-5403 for other information. Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors and those interested in “stepping into the past” are welcome. Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990;


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the Dog. Jimmy the Dog is actually a guy named Jim DeBellis. I’ve known him since we went to high school together. He’s always been a performer, someone rarely at a loss for words. As it happens, Jim’s received national exposure this week by donning a dog suit in a series of short videos produced by the American Veterinary Medical Association to promote National Dog Bite Prevention Week. You can see the videos online at http://shawurl. com/16m0. The videos feature Jim in a dog costume, doing dog things like chasing squirrels, gnawing on a bone or trying unsuccessfully to get at the mailman through a glass door … and also notso-dog things, like karate or pitching a remake of the 1989 film “Turner and Hooch.” “The AVMA has always been extremely strict on not putting people in dog suits, they don’t want to humanize it, they didn’t want it to be funny,” Jim told me. “They were always concerned with a human in a dog suit, [that] it wouldn’t go over well. “But [this year] they came to the director and were like, ‘Hey, uh, we want a guy in a dog suit.’ “ They got the right guy to break the guyin-a-dog-suit barrier. Jim hams it up and makes the videos fun to watch, but the subject matter – preventing dog bites – is serious. There are almost 5 million dog bites in the U.S. each year, according to the AVMA’s dog bite prevention website, and more than half are children. If you think about it, you probably know someone who has been bitten by a dog, probably in a situation that seemed innocent enough. The bite might have been severe enough that they had to seek medical treatment, and get insurance companies involved. The Insurance Information Institute and insurer State Farm said that dog bites accounted for more than a third of homeowners insurance liability claim funds paid out in 2013. Settlements cost more than $483 million. Unfortunately, we had our own dogbite story in DeKalb this week, where a woman was bitten by a dog at the DeKalb Park District’s new dog park at Katz Park. Angela Rojas, who was at the park with her own dog when another dog bit her on her left arm, needed surgery, was hospitalized for days, and the

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while bringing the mail to your house, mail delivery can be cut off. Dogs often perceive someone delivering the mail to the door as an intruder or a threat, especially if there are children around. As Jimmy the Dog says, “nobody threatens my bestest pal!” Experts recommend taking your dog into another room when the mail carrier shows up, and say children should never collect the mail if their dog is outside. As for Jimmy the Dog, he’s finished filming his week’s worth of videos, and even took a trip to Washington, D.C., for a news conference promoting dog bite awareness. He might not have to hang up the dog suit just yet. “The AVMA said they definitely want to use me again,” Jim said. It’s always great to see guys from the old neighborhood making good. Who knows, maybe he’ll score a dog food commercial or something down the road. No matter what Jim’s animal-acting future might hold, we should all heed the wisdom of Jimmy the Dog. Dog bites are not nearly as amusing as a grown man in a dog suit. Memorial Day: For those who did their duty and gave their lives in service to America, we all should be grateful. It’s because of their sacrifice that I have the freedom to write whatever I please in this column without fear of being thrown in jail, and others in countries around the world can as well. Admittedly, Jimmy the Dog probably wouldn’t be a jailable column topic even in North Korea. But I’ll see what I can come up with next week.

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Kindergartener Jairo Ortiz (center) thinks about a question DeKalb junior Katie Allen (left) asked about whales while reading with classmate Allison Morales on Friday in Jessica Acovelli’s kindergarten class at Cortland Elementary School. Forty-four DeKalb High School students from the school’s Spanish IV class visited elementary school to read, write and visit with the bilingual students.

DeKalb High Spanish students learn from younger generation By KATIE DAHLSTROM

Second-grader Brian Malaga, 8, speaks Spanish at home and learned English a few years ago. He said his reading partner, junior Riley Bauling, is “good enough” in Spanish. He saw it as his mission Friday to help her learn Spanish, providing an example of how knowing more than one language is beneficial. “If I’m not bilingual, and I just speak Spanish, and someone asks me where the bathroom is, I won’t be able to tell them,” Malaga said. “I have to help her.” Bauling, who plans to take Spanish in her senior year and in college, understands Spanish when people speak to her, but answering in Spanish is not as easy. She knew her pronunciation was off a little bit on some words, but what she learned by working with Malaga amounted to much more than a vocabulary lesson. “I wish I would have learned when I was younger,” Bauling said. “I think it shows them they have an advantage knowing both languages.”

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phasis that is put on each class. Really, the whole high school is family,” said Stahl. “I really feel like this is different and better than anything anywhere else has to offer.” Michael Liu came to Cornerstone last year as a foreign exchange student and decided to stay another year to graduate from the school. His parents, Peter and Mary Liu, traveled from Tianjin, China (near Beijing) to be there for his graduation. Michael plans to study business and economics at Wheaton College next year with the hope of returning to China and working for an investment company “to honor God” once he completes his studies.


CORTLAND – Jimmy Henry was a little nervous about displaying his Spanish-speaking skills to a tough audience – bilingual kindergarten students. About 44 students from DeKalb High School’s fourthyear Spanish class visited bilingual classes Friday at Cortland Elementary School, where they read books and traded tips about speaking Spanish and English. “It’s a little nerve-wracking, because they’re at the same level I am at with Spanish,” Henry, a junior, said. He might have a been a little less nervous had he known that his “teacher,” 6-year-old kindergarten student Gissell Rodriguez, also found the experience daunting. “I’m happy because we get to read to them,” Rodriguez said. “I feel like I’m teaching him. It makes me a little nervous.” Spanish teacher Amanda

McCabe Aviles said students in the high school class, in which students speak, read and write exclusively in Spanish, have been visiting bilingual elementary school classes annually for about eight years. The students will write letters to each other to follow up the experience in the coming weeks. Cortland Elementary School gives high school Spanish learners ample opportunity to test their skills with native speakers. Of Cortland’s 545 students, 200 are in the bilingual program. The school has two bilingual classes in each grade level. Second-grade bilingual teacher Bobbi Stears watched 15 of her students partner with high school students. She said the experience is especially rewarding for the younger students. “It shows them that people feel their language is important,” Stears said “They’re told they need to learn English and here they see people who spend four years learning their language.”

About 250 people gathered in the gymnasium of Cornerstone Christian Academy in Sycamore on Friday evening to honor the 12 members of its 2014 high school graduating class. Abigail Hill from Genoa, the class valedictorian who plans to study physical therapy at Trinity International University in Deerfield, enjoyed being a part of such a small class. “We’re one big, happy family that just loves each other and wants what’s best for each other,” said Hill. She said the school did an excellent job preparing her academically.

“The classes we take and just how hard the teachers push us to be our best and to give 100 percent no matter what we do has really helped me prepare for college,” said Hill. Although their class was small and tight-knit, the future plans of the graduates are extremely diverse. Andrew Stahl from Sycamore plans to attend Kishwaukee College and wants to be a professional musician. He came to Cornerstone in seventh grade after attending public school. “It was quite a shock,” said Stahl. “Being able to be in community with such a small amount of people was really good, because of the em-



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Hiawatha Salutatorian Michael Mercado addresses his classmates and audience during graduation ceremony Friday night at Hiawatha High School in Kirkland.

Small, tight-knit class gradutes from Hiawatha By JESSI HAISH For the Daily Chronicle KIRKLAND – Bianca Garcia considers the 2014 Kirkland seniors to be the “most loving class” that’s graduating this year, because of the love her classmates show each other. “We’ve been together so long, especially with our extracurriculars,” said Dawn Failla. “I think we spend more time here together than we do at home. This is our family.” Hiawatha High School saw 43 students graduate Friday evening, and many students hugged as they entered the gymnasium. Some even performed unique handshakes before standing in front of their teachers, families and friends. Garcia said although the class is small, they have remained close for 12 years. Hiawatha graduates will be joining the military, at-

8OBITUARIES CAROL EILEEN BEILKE Born: Aug. 12, 1939, in Lorain, Ohio Died: May 22, 2014, in DeKalb, Illinois SYCAMORE – Carol Beilke, 74, of Sycamore, Illinois, passed from this life Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. Born Aug. 12, 1939, in Lorain, Ohio, she was the oldest child of Willard and Mildred (Gordon) Dobbeck. The Dobbeck family moved from Lorain to Genoa in 1946. She married Richard Beilke on Jan. 7, 1956, in Genoa. Carol enjoyed quilting, antique-hunting and researching family history. She is survived by her husband, Richard Beilke; daughters, Kathleen (Prakash) Thatte and Kristine (Ross) Oakland; and grandchildren, Dr. Todd (Dr. Marissa Cardwell) Oakland and Sara (Brian) Oakland Bates. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, David Dobbeck. Private graveside services will be at a later date at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can go to the DeKalb County Animal Shelter or St. John’s United Church of Christ in Lorain, Ohio, in care of Butala Funeral

tending colleges in different states and taking their own paths, but they say they will keep in touch, as always. “We’ve been together since kindergarten,” said Lizzie Sechrest. “But we always have Facebook and FaceTime. And I’m pretty sure I have every [classmate’s] phone number.” Madison Lovell said the class of 2014 has overcome many obstacles, but they have done so together. “There have been times we haven’t gotten along,” Lovell said, “but there have been times we have all been brothers and sisters.” Michael Mercado used his salutatorian speech as an opportunity to talk football, comparing his four years to four quarters of the game. “By the time the fourth quarter rolls around, you’re pretty exhausted,” Mercado said. “Most of the game is behind you, and you have to put in the last effort with the

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hope you can come out with a victory. When it’s over, you look back and wonder how the last four quarters ended so quickly.” Mercado said in past graduation speeches, it seemed people, including himself, were “excited to finally escape Hiawatha” and would say how “boring and lame Kirkland is.” “I feel the complete opposite now,” Mercado said. “I will never have as much fun as I did the last four years. Even though we have our whole lives ahead of us, our own personal stories about our high school days will be our favorites to tell.” Valedictorian Hannah Haak said now is time to “do something frightening and take a leap into the unknown world ahead.” “You have the game in your hands and you just have to choose what you want to do with it,” Mercado said.

Born: Aug. 23, 1939 Died: May 21, 2014 FAYETTEVILLE, Georgia – Mr. Randall Clark, 74, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away May 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Donna Clark of Fayetteville; daughters, Susan Marie Hopkins and her husband, Dana, of Fayetteville, and Angela Jean Archer and her husband, Franc, of Charlotte, North Carolina; son, Stephen Clark and his wife, Modesta, of Greenwood, Indiana; sister, Dorothy Wheeler and her husband, Paul, of DeKalb, Illinois; and grandchildren, Christopher Clark and his wife, Deanna, Jacob Clark and his wife, Cassie, Nicholas Archer and Jordan Archer. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 700 Ardenlee Parkway, Peachtree City, GA 30269. Pastor Rob Maullela will officiate. Those wishing can sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneral-

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Harris A Meger, 98, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, who grew up in DeKalb County, Illinois, passed away May 17, 2014, in Colorado Springs. Born Dec. 12, 1915, in Shaftsburg, Michigan, he grew up on a farm near Hinckley, where he graduated from Hinckley High School in 1933. In 1938, he married Adeline M. Rolf of Waterman. Three children were born to this union: Norma, Beverly and Gregory. The Megers lived in Geneva from 1942 to 1971 and in Batavia from 1971 to 1997. Mr. Meger was employed by Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Company in Geneva as a precision grinder for 35 years. Through the

years he also assisted Adeline’s parents, Henry and Lena Rolf, on their farm near Cortland. Since 1997, Mr. Meger made his home near family in Colorado Springs. Mr. Meger was survived by daughter, Norma King of Colorado Springs; four granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Beverly, and son, Gregory, both in 1947; and beloved wife, Adeline, in 1995. To sign the online guest book, visit

DeKALB – A memorial service for Joyce Margaret Stewart, 88, of DeKalb, Illinois, who passed away Jan. 28, 2014, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at


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Meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the DeKalb American Legion. Scouts will be at Fairview Park Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. to help. DeKalb Memorial Day Parade

9 a.m. Monday Downtown DeKalb and Ellwood House, 509 N. First St., DeKalb Stepping off from North Third Street and Lincoln Highway at 9 a.m., ending at Ellwood House, 509 N. First St., at 9:30 a.m.

9 a.m. Monday American Legion Post 654 of Waterman will hold the following Memorial Day services: Union Cemetery at 9 a.m.; First Lutheran Cemetery at 9:30 a.m.; St. James Cemetery at 9:50 a.m.; Shabbona Nursing Home at 10:15 a.m.; and Waterman Lions Park at 11 a.m.

10 a.m. Monday Malta United Methodist Church, South Third and Sprague streets, Malta

11:30 a.m. Monday Begins at Genoa Vets Home, 311 S. Washington St., travels down Route 72 to South Stott Street and ends at Faith United Methodist Church cemetery with a short ceremony at noon. 815751-6211.

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First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. Joyce is survived by her children, Jean (Daniel) Smith of Decatur, William (Yumiko) Stewart of Champaign, Karen (Jay) Ebbesen of DeKalb and Mary (Artie) Baumann of Sugar Land, Texas. For her full obituary, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. Daily-Chronicle View a complete list of Daily Chronicle obituaries by clicking on the calendar dates Send flowers, gifts and charitable contributions

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Illinois lawmakers to try again after budget fails By SARA BURNETT and KERRY LESTER The Associated Press

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This undated photo provided by Skyler James shows James (from left), Charlie Heflin, and Greg and Bonnie James, Skyler’s adoptive parents in Charleston.

Ill. graduate meets man who saved her The Associated Press CHARLESTON – Skyler James and Charlie Heflin share a long history. But before James graduated from high school in Charleston last week, the two didn’t know each other at all. According to the News-Gazette in Champaign, Heflin was an emergency medical technician listening to police scanner traffic back on Nov. 4, 1995, that led him to join the search for an abandoned baby. Looking in a cemetery near Champaign, Heflin found the baby that would become known briefly as “Crystal Hope” in news coverage. The 6-pound, 6-ounce baby girl was soon adopted by Bonnie and Greg James in Charleston. Heflin moved on to the Evansville, Indiana, area where he still lives. After searching for Heflin for years, Bonnie James

tracked him down a few weeks ago and called him. “She asked if I could come for graduation,” Heflin said. “I said I’d be happy to.” Heflin went to Skyler James’ graduation but saved his surprise for her party Sunday. “Best gift ever,” Skyler said, adding that she thought her parents might get her jewelry as a graduation gift. “I never expected it to be Charlie.” The two hugged and talked and, the 18-year-old James said, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. “After 18 years, I was so elated to find out that she turned out to be such a beautiful young woman, so vibrant and intelligent,” said Heflin, who is now 45. “Such a joyous occasion.” Now they plan to stay in touch, and so far are doing a good job. “We’ve been talking every day since,” Skyler said.

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them to take him to the bank’s vault. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled on foot. Authorities said a reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to his identification and arrest. Security camera photographs and other information about the robbery are available at the Bandit Tracker website, at www.BanditTrackerChicago. com.

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SPRINGFIELD – House Speaker Michael Madigan said Friday that lawmakers will try again to draft a 2015 budget after the House overwhelmingly rejected a budget plan that would have made deep cuts to schools and social services next year in a vote one Republican critic called “all theater.” Friday’s roughly $35 billion budget was developed by Democratic leaders after it became clear there wasn’t enough support in the House for an earlier spending plan that relied on extending Illinois’ temporary income tax increase. The new budget proposal was intended to motivate lawmakers opposed to

the Chicago Democrat said. Both chambers adjourned for the weekend and will return Monday for the final week of the current session. Lawmakers are expected to come under considerable pressure next week to finish the budget and decide whether to extend tax increases set to expire next year. At the same time it rejected the more conservative budget plan, the Democratic-led chamber approved legislation that would place a non-binding resolution on the November ballot asking voters if the Illinois Constitution should be amended to add a 3 percent surcharge to incomes of more than $1 million to fund schools. Madigan said the move would help the Legislature to approve the changes next year.

Students ‘blast off’ after space program is saved The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – In recent years, students at Northeast High School have virtually saved mankind from a meteor, discovered water on Mars and repaired the International Space Station. But their current mission to establish a habitat on the moon was nearly aborted because of education budget cuts. The Space Research Center, started 52 years ago as the first NASA-recognized high school space program, was saved by more than $13,000 in donations after the nearly broke Philadelphia school district could not afford to fund it. The money allowed students Thursday to launch their annual two-day simulated mission, which is staged in an actual Apollo training capsule and 21-foot-long homemade space shuttle simulator. They spent the night at school and planned to finish the mission Friday. Now, supporters hope the attention and momentum will enable them to modernize badly outdated equipment and promote the program’s value in the national conversation

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Students at Project SPARC, the nickname, of Northeast High School’s Space Research Center take part in a virtual space mission Thursday in Philadelphia. School officials say SPARC launched about 50 years ago as the first NASA-recognized high school space program. on the importance of STEM education – science, technology, engineering and math. “It means so much to the students,” said program director Joseph Connelly. “It’s really difficult to find something in the school that promotes STEM understanding and is also super-fun.” The program, nicknamed Project SPARC, has its roots in the U.S.-Soviet space race. NASA donated the capsule and initially maintained an affiliation with the school. But


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Philadelphia judge Barbara McDermott presides over the wedding of Adam Woods (left) and Justin Jain on Friday at City Hall in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania became the final Northeastern state and the 19th in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage. Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday he would not appeal a federal judge’s ruling that overturned the state’s 1996 ban. president, George W. Bush. The Tuesday afternoon ruling sent Woods and Jain, and other couples around the state, rushing to get a license the same day. “I’m 51. I never, ever thought I’d see this day. Never,” said an emotional Catherine Hennessy, who married longtime partner Kristin Keith, 42. “I’m so excited – more excited than I could have dreamed.” Stern portraits of Philadelphia mayors from earlier centuries stared down at the newlyweds, not that Hennessy noticed. “I could only look at Kristin,” she said. “Time to move forward.” College Spanish teachers Oscar Cabrera and Chris DiCapua said they have not

faced any overt discrimination since meeting at the University of Kansas nearly 20 years ago. Nonetheless, the formal recognition of their relationship is important to them. “It always felt strange that 18-year-olds could marry somebody they met the day before, while we’ve been together 18 years and couldn’t get married,” Cabrera said. “We’re glad that we live in Philadelphia, which is very, very progressive.” Common Pleas Judge Barbara McDermott, who married Woods and Jain, noted the diversity in the room. Several couples were of mixed race. Cabrera is from Nicaragua. Jain wore a Barong Tagalog, a traditional Filipino embroidered shirt.

NEW YORK – Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week’s revelation that hackers stole consumer data from eBay’s computer systems. Card processing companies argue that a move away from the black magnetic strips on the backs of credit cards would eliminate a substantial amount of U.S. credit card fraud. They say it’s time to offer U.S. consumers the greater protections microchips provide by joining Canada, Mexico and most of Western Europe in using cards with the more advanced technology. Chips aren’t perfect, says Carolyn Balfany, MasterCard’s group head for U.S. product delivery, but the extra barrier they present is one of the reasons criminals often choose to target U.S.-issued cards, whose magnetic strips

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tee’s interests and, like the first, it arrived while the secretary was traveling overseas representing the United States on urgent national security issues and without confirming the secretary’s availability on that date,” the department said in the letter. A copy of the department letter was also sent to Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who is heading the special, 12-member select committee and would decide on whether to seek testimony from Kerry, who was a U.S. senator from Massachusetts when the attack occurred. Republicans assert that the Obama administration misled the American people about the nature of the terror attack weeks before the presidential election and has stonewalled congressional investigators. President Barack Obama has accused Republicans of politicizing a national tragedy. The administration and Democrats assert that after 13 public hearings, the release of 25,000 pages of documents and 50 separate briefings over 20 months, there is no new information. In the 20 months since the attack, multiple independent, bipartisan and GOP-led probes have faulted the State Department for inadequate security in Benghazi, leading to four demotions. No attacker has been arrested. The House voted largely along party lines earlier this month to establish a select committee to conduct what will be the eighth investigation into the attack, with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, saying it was critical to “getting to the truth.” Seven Republicans, led by Gowdy, will serve on the panel.





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Obama win on Guantanamo may be short-lived By DONNA CASSATA The Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama scored a rare win in his 5-year-old campaign to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a Senate panel approved giving him the authority to transfer terror suspects to the United States if Congress signs off on a comprehensive plan to shutter the facility. It’s not a done deal, however, as top Senate Republicans vowed on Friday to do all they can to keep the Guantanamo facility open and leave the 154 detainees incarcerated. The Senate Armed Services Committee wrapped up a defense bill Thursday that would authorize the transfer of terror

suspects to U.S. soil “for detention, trial and incarceration, subject to stringent security measures and legal protections, once the president has submitted a plan to Congress for closing Guantanamo and Congress has had an opportunity to vote to disapprove that plan under expedited procedures.” The bill also authorizes the temporary transfer of detainees to a U.S. medical facility operated by the Defense Department “to prevent death or significant imminent harm.” Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Armed Services Committee, hailed the defense bill provision as a significant change in the long standoff between the Obama administration and bipartisan

congressional opponents over the post-Sept. 11 prison for terror suspects. Levin said the bill has “created a path to close Guantanamo.” The effort still faces resistance from Republicans and Democrats in Congress who have repeatedly and successfully fought White House efforts to move detainees to U.S. soil. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, voted for the overall defense bill but is determined to work with his allies in the House to scuttle the provision. Inhofe maintains that Guantanamo is the only option to house terror suspects. If Obama offers a plan, “I’m

hoping that anything that comes can be slow-walked till he’s out of office,” Inhofe said in an interview Friday. Another member of the committee, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said the administration has failed to produce a coherent policy on detention and interrogation, and she promised to lead the Senate effort to keep Guantanamo operating. “Bringing members of al-Qaida and its affiliates to our homeland and telling them they have a right to remain silent defies common sense, represents a serious national security risk, and prevents us from collecting the intelligence we need to prevent future terrorist attacks and save American lives,” Ayotte said in a statement.

U.N. panel slams Vatican on priest sex-abuse scandal By JOHN HEILPRIN and NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press GENEVA – In a report that could expose the Catholic Church to new legal arguments by clerical sex abuse victims, a U.N. committee found Friday that the Vatican does exercise worldwide control over its bishops and priests and must comply with the U.N.’s anti-torture treaty. The U.N. Committee Against Torture concluded that Vatican officials failed to report sex abuse charges properly, had moved priests rather than discipline them, and had failed to pay adequate compensation to victims. Although the panel did not explicitly say that the Holy See had violated any of its obligations under the anti-torture treaty, which it ratified in 2002, panel members said that was implicit in the criticism. “Legal scholars will tell you that when the committee addresses a problem and makes a recommendation, it sees the state as not meet-

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Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, delivers his statement May 5 during the UN torture committee hearing on the Vatican, at the headquarters of the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Palais Wilson, in Geneva, Switzerland. ing the requirements of the convention,” the panel vice chair, Felice Gaer, told reporters. “It’s absolutely clear what we’re saying.” But the Vatican dismissed the 10-member panel’s conclusions as “fundamentally flawed” and insisted it didn’t

exercise direct control over its priests worldwide. The report’s most immediate impact may be to empower victims pressing the Vatican to take more legal responsibility for priests who raped and molested children. The Holy See long has sought

to distance itself from the conduct of pedophile priests and the bishops overseeing them, saying the church’s own structure isn’t the centrally organized, top-down hierarchy that the lawyers for victims have often described. Earlier this month, the Holy See revealed to the committee that it had defrocked 848 priests and imposed lesser penalties on 2,572 others since 2004. Those figures reflected only those complaints handled directly by the Holy See, not those left in the hands of dioceses, so the total number of sanctioned priests worldwide could be much higher. Crucially, the committee rejected the Holy See’s position that it should be legally liable for enforcing the treaty only within the tiny confines of Vatican City itself. Church leaders consistently have argued that legal responsibility for abuse lies with the bishops and the leaders of individual congregations of priests, nuns and brothers.

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Henry and Violet Becker of Genoa will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary 1 to 4 p.m. May 31 with an open house at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burlington. The event will be hosted by their family. Violet Japp and Henry Becker were married May 22, 1954 at Luther Memorial Church in Chicago. They have lived in Genoa since their marriage. Henry was a farmer for many years and was employed by W. R. Meadows in Hampshire. He retired in 1992. Violet was employed by Family Services in Dekalb County as a homemaker’s assistant. She retired in 1995.

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Obama names Castro for Cabinet, boost to Democrats By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JOSH LEDERMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – In a second-term Cabinet reshuffle, President Barack Obama tapped San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Friday to be the nation’s next housing secretary, giving a prominent national platform to one of the Democratic Party’s most celebrated up-and-comers. Joined by Castro and Vice President Joe Biden, Obama also announced he was nominating current Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan to run the White House budget office – an opening Obama created when he asked his former budget chief to take over the Health and Human Services Department last month. “Just because you are of modest means does not mean that your aspirations or your opportunity ought to be limited, and it certainly means you can have the talent to succeed and achieve the American Dream,” Castro said as

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he accepted the nomination in the State Dining Room of the White House. The 39-year-old Castro was propelled into the national spotlight two years ago when Obama chose him to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention – a political baptism by fire not unlike the president’s own rise to prominence when Obama keynoted the 2004 convention. Friday’s announcement gives another major boost to Castro’s profile, just as Democrats are eyeing him as a potential vice presidential candidate in 2016. As a Democrat, Castro’s options for climbing the political ladder were severely constrained in Texas, where every statewide office is held by a Republican and Democrats haven’t won a statewide race in 20 years. In elevating Castro to a Cabinet-level post, Obama gives Castro perhaps his best chance to establish his credibility nationally as Democrats seek to shore up a bench of promising candidates for future races.

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Thai soldiers stand guard Friday in front of Marble Temple in Thailand after Thai military staged a coup. Thailand’s new military junta has announced that it has suspended the country’s constitution. Without firing a shot, Thailand’s powerful military seized control of this volatile Southeast Asian nation Thursday, suspending the constitution and detaining Cabinet ministers in a risky bid to end half a year of political upheaval that many fear will only deepen the nation’s crisis. he was only trying to restore stability and force all sides to talk. The next day, he summoned rival factions and Cabinet officials who had little choice but to show up. After that initial two-hour meeting, everyone was told to come back with proposals to end the crisis, said a lawmaker who attended and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. Could rival protest groups call off their demonstrations? Could an interim government be agreed upon? Should political reform (demanded by protesters) or new elections (demanded by the government) come first? Could the country hold a referendum on its fate? When talks resumed Thursday, the atmosphere was much different. Participants were ordered to leave their cellphones outside, more soldiers were on guard and they were heavily armed. Prayuth opened the meeting, saying his aim was to bring peace. “What I’m doing today is in the interest of security,” he said, in a video released by the military’s TV station. “If this steps over anyone, then I have to apologize. I insist that I will honor every side, always.” An hour later, there was, predictably, no agreement on Thailand’s fate, the lawmaker said. The talks kept returning to a single point: How would the government go? Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the Cab-

inet could sacrifice for the nation and resign. Somebody else suggested that the civilian administration might just “take leave.” Others said ministers could step down one by one, or en masse. The government officials said “they couldn’t do it, claiming they were brought to power by the people and therefore could not step down,” said Sirichoke Sopha, a former member of Parliament from the opposition Democrat Party who was present at the talks. “We pleaded for them to step back, asking them to sacrifice to save democracy, because we looked at the situation and it didn’t look good.” Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban then held a private meeting with rival pro-Thaksin leader Jatuporn Prompan. They spoke, accompanied by aides, for 45 minutes. Afterward, both leaders whispered with Prayuth in a corner for a brief minute. When the meeting resumed, Prayuth asked Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri if the government was still insisting it would not step down. “We will not,” Chaikasem replied, according to the lawmaker. Prayuth then told a representative from the Election Commission not to bother planning a vote anytime soon because it would be a “long time” before a ballot could take place. He told representatives of the Senate not to bother with trying to invoke a

constitutional clause they had been pressing for to appoint an interim prime minister. And then, Prayuth stood up and addressed the room. “Sorry. I’m taking power” from this moment on, he said calmly, according to Sirichoke. Another lawmaker who recounted the same narrative of Thursday’s meeting, and also spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, said it was not immediately clear if Prayuth was joking. But the commander started heading toward the door and turned back to say: “Stay here. ... Don’t leave this room,” before walking out and climbing inside the back of a black Mercedes Benz. Almost immediately, soldiers poured into the room and sealed off the exits. Outside, olive-green military trucks blocked the building’s entrance, trapping everyone inside. Troops with automatic weapons drawn fanned out and took positions, waving journalists away. Suthep, Jatuporn and their entourages were escorted out by soldiers and taken into custody, as were the four Cabinet ministers. Half an hour later, TV stations nationwide were forced to broadcast a signal from the military. A stern-faced Prayuth suddenly appeared, flanked by the heads of the armed forces and police, informing his countrymen that the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council was now in charge.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – President Vladimir Putin pledged Friday that Russia will respect the results of Ukraine’s presidential election, a strong indication the Kremlin wants to cool down the crisis. But new violence and rebel vows to block the balloting made prospects for peace appear distant. New clashes were reported between pro-Russia separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine as Kiev continued an offensive to try to halt the uprising. The Associated Press reporters saw two dead Ukrainian soldiers near the village of Karlivka, and another body near a rebel checkpoint, both in the Donetsk region. A rebel leader said 16 more people died Friday in fighting there – 10 soldiers, four rebels and two civilians – but there was no immediate way to verify his statement. In Kiev, the Defense Ministry said 20 insurgents were killed in an attack on a convoy of government troops Thursday by about 500 rebels, the largest insurgent assault yet reported. The clash could not be independently confirmed and it was unclear why such a large attack in a populated region would have gone unreported for more than a day. The ministry also said one soldier was killed Friday near the same area. On Thursday, 16 troops were killed near the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in the deadliest raid yet on Ukrainian troops. Ukraine’s caretaker president urged all voters to take part in Sunday’s crucial bal-

lot to “cement the foundation of our nation.” Yet it was uncertain whether any voting could take place in the east, where rebels who declared the Donetsk and Luhansk regions independent have vowed to block what they call an election for the leader of a foreign country. Authorities in Kiev had hoped that a new president would unify the divided nation, whose western regions look toward Europe and the east has strong traditional ties to Russia. But they have now acknowledged it will be impossible to hold the vote in some areas in the east – especially in Donetsk and Luhansk. Election workers and activists said gunmen there have threatened them and seized their voting rolls and stamps. Kiev and Western countries allege Russia is fomenting the unrest, possibly with the aim of justifying an invasion. Russia denies it, but it is showing signs of wanting the crisis to settle down. Putin told an international economic forum Friday that Russia will “respect the choice of the Ukrainian people” in the election and will work with the new leadership. Since Ukraine’s pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych fled in February after months of protests, Moscow has denounced the interim authorities as a junta. Russian recognition of the election winner – which may require a runoff June 15 if no candidate gets an absolute majority Sunday – would be an important step toward resolving the crisis. Putin also made it clear, however, that Russia will continue to push for Kiev to end its offensive.

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BANGKOK – Thailand’s all-powerful army chief started the extraordinary meeting by asking participants to give a progress report on their “homework.” The participants were the country’s most important political rivals, plus four Cabinet ministers from the embattled government, election commissioners and senators. The homework: solving a crisis so complex it has split the Southeast Asian nation for nearly a decade, fueling repeated spasms of bloodshed and upheaval. They didn’t know it then, but they only had about two hours to figure it all out. Just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the conference room was sealed by soldiers, and the man who called the meeting, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, became Thailand’s new ruler. Accounts of those pivotal moments at a military complex in Bangkok known as the Army Club, relayed by two lawmakers who were present and Thai media, indicate that Prayuth had no intention of engaging in the kind of protracted negotiation necessary to mediate a conflict that reignited last year when protesters took to the streets. The sequence of events raises questions about whether the meeting was a ruse to neutralize anyone who might oppose the coup. The fact it happened so swiftly suggests that Prayuth was already planning to do what demonstrators had pushed for all along: overthrow the government, if the two sides could not reach a compromise. There was never much hope they would. The intractable divide plaguing Thailand today is part of an increasingly precarious power struggle between an elite, army-backed conservative minority based in Bangkok and the south that can no longer win elections, and the political machine of exiled ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his supporters in the rural north who backed him because of populist policies such as virtually free health care. The army deposed Thaksin in a 2006 coup. And Friday, it detained his sister, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was forced from office earlier this month by a controversial court verdict of abuse of power, which she denies. When Prayuth declared martial law Tuesday, the 60-year-old officer insisted


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Veteran Jerry Pelan (left), who served in the Marine Corps from 1959 to 1965, sits with fellow veterans Bill Draper (right), Air Force from 1951 to 1952, and Don Jones, Marine Corps from 1951 to 1953, after the Memorial Day ceremony at Sycamore High School on Friday.

Carlson: Ceremony wouldn’t have been possible without veterans’ help Continued from page A1 whether they are still alive or not. “This is a very special time, especially as we get older,” Draper said. Steph Forsberg remembered her father’s service Friday by putting pictures of him on display at the high

school with a historic story of his service. Forsberg’s father, Bill Holmes, was on the SS Peter Silvester, a liberty ship, Feb. 6, 1945, when two torpedoes from a German U-boat hit the ship in the Indian Ocean. Holmes was among 140 survivors, but more than 30 people died. Forsberg met other survivors while researching the event, and they




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knowledge of that because you can’t just memorize them all,” Mokry said. “And then there are [words that are] rule-breakers.” A mastery of spelling English words alone isn’t enough to win. Spellers also need to know definitions, as well as words in other languages, such as the one Keith Mokry’s most proud to know, “Weissnichtwo,” a German word meaning an imaginary place. The most troubling thing he encounters is words with unaccented vowel sounds, such as zoilus, which means a bitter and usually enviously carping critic. His mother, Mary Mokry, said her involvement with her son’s studying is limited to the occasional quiz or suggestion. “It has to come from him,” Mary Mokry said. “I can help quiz him on it, but it has to come from him. He’s very self-directed

in that way, so he will do it. And he’s always loved words.” Keith Mokry also has the support of his school behind him. Friday, his eighthgrade classmates gathered for an assembly where he competed in – and won – a spell-off against four teachers. Students, such as Sidney Frederick, cheered while wearing note cards with words scribbled on them that Mokry could, or already has, encountered. “I’m glad he’s the one representing us, because he’s so smart,” Frederick said. Somonauk Middle School Principal Jay Streicher also presented Mokry with the honors he would have received at his eighthgrade graduation next week if it weren’t for attending the spelling bee. “He walks around with a notebook filled with every word you’ve ever heard of and then 200 more,” Streicher said. “We are really proud of him.”

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Thumbs-up for area educational improvements

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Being out in cold is for the birds Snow isn’t for the birds. The joy at seeing the first snowfall is directly proportional to the age of the viewer. That is not an original quote, but to that I would add: “It also applies to the last snowfall.” We hope the one that greeted us May 16 is our last one for this season. It reminded me of how quickly our weather can change. We are always so interested in having a White Christmas but snow loses its charm about mid February – or sooner, depending on whether you have to go out

in it. Our furry and feathered friends need to adjust to these changes and, unless they have an inner radar, they don’t know how quickly things can change. One February a few years ago I started thinking spring when a warm spell came through. I should have known that it was way too early. Old Man Winter returned and our bird feeder was swinging to and fro in the breeze. What am I saying? A breeze? In the Midwest? A gale is more like it! I saw a little bird, hunched on the perch, trying hard to hang

on as it attempted to grab a few seeds to fill its little beak. I felt such sympathy for it. What a life … depending on the largesse of people who put feeders out in the cold. And then hang on desperately. Perhaps many people would not have a weight problem if they had to dine the same way. I looked at the miserable wretch clinging to its perch so precariously and was thankful we did not have to depend on other people’s generosity for food, especially in the cold weather. Or try to eat through the piled up snow on the bird

feeder with the wind blowing it away before you can get a mouthful. Not only are the elements against them, other birds often shove them aside and take away their food. If you think this is a silly observation, how would you like it if you were dining out and someone sat down next to you, shoved you aside, and started eating your meal? Think about that next time as your food is placed before you and don’t forget to say grace. Mil Misic

Thumbs-up: To continued educational improvement. DeKalb’s Tyler Elementary School and Hinckley-Big Rock High School both were named to the 2013 Illinois Honor Roll for academic improvement by the state this week. Tyler went from being deemed below academic standards the past two years to being one of the most improved schools in the state. At Hinckley-Big Rock, they didn’t have similar academic issues, but were able to further improve on their students’ test scores to earn recognition. Great work by all the students, teachers and administrators who made it happen. Thumbs-up: To ending ticket quotas for police officers. A bill approved by the state legislature and sent this week to the desk of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn for his approval would prevent law enforcement agencies from requiring officers to write a certain number of traffic citations within a given time period. Officers also could not be evaluated based on the number of tickets they issue. Enforcement of traffic laws should be about protecting public safety, not about generating revenue for local governments. Thumbs-down: To financial shortfalls in local government. The DeKalb City Council is considering whether to increase property taxes to cover the cost of pension funds for city workers, which long have been paid with general fund revenues. The city expects to have a $600,000 budget deficit in the coming fiscal year, in part because its general fund is being used to cover other expenses, such as pension costs. Meanwhile, DeKalb School District 428 is reporting that they expect to have a $3.5 million deficit next year, caused in part by reduced state aid and by one-time costs to put a pre-kindergarten and early childhood education center in Huntley Middle School. There’s not talk there of increasing taxes. Budget deficits are not always easy to close, but they can not be allowed to continue indefinitely. Thumbs-up: To the upside of being cold. The cool, wet weather that delayed spring may have seemed like torture to winter-weary people, but it also put a damper on mosquito activity. Greg Maurice, the director of health protection at the DeKalb County Health Department, said the cool weather delayed the start of West Nile virus season. The mosquitoes that carry the virus breed in stagnant water, and the weather they thrive in is hot and dry. There were no human cases of West Nile in DeKalb County last year, but 30 people died from the virus statewide. Thumbs-up: To the many Memorial Day services and ceremonies planned throughout the county this weekend. Events include parades and cemetery services in every corner of the county. Please take some time to participate in one of these events or just take a moment to remember the men and women who have died while serving our country.



Pause to reflect Charting course between principle, pragmatism this weekend

I recently was asked how I could possibly endorse the U.S. Senate candidacy of Dr. Monica Wehby, who is running as a Republican from Oregon. She is pro-choice, which in the opinion of many makes her unacceptable as a conservative. I called to ask her about her stance. She stated that personally, she is very pro-life, but she feels the government has no business interfering with the relationship between the mother, the baby, the doctor and God. I feel differently, because if abolitionists had taken a similar handsoff approach, I might not have been free to write this column. As someone who has spent a lifetime trying to save the lives of children, even with intrauterine surgery, it is probably not difficult to imagine why I am extremely oriented toward efforts to preserve human life, especially innocent human life that has yet to experience the extrauterine world. Given this pro-life propensity, one might ask how I could endorse someone who is pro-choice. The answer is this: I’m not an ideologue who determines a person’s worthiness with a litmus test. I have known Wehby as a friend and colleague for many years, and she is extremely intelligent and knows how to make decisions based on evidence versus ideology. Also, in a state like Oregon, which is left-leaning, she would not be a viable candidate if she maintained a pro-life stance. If conservatives are going to win in 2014 and 2016 and preserve the environment of freedom to which we have grown accustomed, it will be necessary to learn how to prioritize issues. I am not saying that social issues are not important, but if the executive branch remains in the hands of those with “secular progressive” ideas in 2016, and two or three more Supreme Court justices with similar leanings are appointed, conservative social ideas will become

VIEWS Ben S. Carson anathema to the prevailing powers, who will use every tool available to them to silence such opposition. The extreme intolerance of the left for opinions that vary from their own has been amply demonstrated on university campuses, in the mainstream media and in the public square in recent years. Boycotting those with whom they disagree is insufficient for them, as demonstrated by their attempts to put their political adversaries out of business or assassinate their character. Sometimes it is not possible to go from a position of extreme weakness to one of great power in one fell swoop. We must realize that getting people into office who agree with us 90 percent of the time is far superior to ending up with someone who opposes you at every opportunity at the behest of their party leaders. With patience and good leadership, the 90 percenters could be moved in the right direction and would be great allies in redirecting our country toward common-sense solutions for our multitude of problems. The soul of America is at stake, and the future of our children and their children is threatened by unsustainable growing debt. Those who just listen to propaganda and refuse to read history or familiarize themselves with basic financial knowledge are easily fooled by those claiming that we are safe because our debt is rising more slowly. Those who go off the financial cliff die whether they fall one mile or 10 miles. The point is this: If the country is destroyed, many other issues become irrelevant. We need to stabilize the country first and then

address the other serious problems. Although several variations now exist on the best way to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the past there was much confusion. In the early 1960s, a mnemonic device called the ABCs of CPR was popularized and eliminated much of the confusion. The proper order of the procedure was easy to recall by remembering what each letter stood for. “A” was for “airway,” which can be quickly optimized. “B” was for “breathing” to remind the rescuer of the importance of oxygenation, and “C” was for “circulation,” which could be re-established by chest compression. For example, if chest compression is started in someone with an obstructed airway, it might prove less effective. By prioritizing the steps, many lives were saved. If a ship is about to suffer massive destruction by sailing over Niagara Falls, why devote energy to scraping the barnacles off the bottom? There will be plenty of time for that once the ship is saved. Worrying about the barnacles before reversing course detracts from critical action. Enough said. This rationale will anger some who feel that their important issue, be it homosexual marriage, abortion, illegal immigration or Second Amendment rights, should never be anywhere except front and center. I sympathize, but as a pragmatist, I realize that if conservatives continue to be fragmented over issues on which there will never be unanimous agreement, they will never get the chance to address these issues down the road. Principles are important -- but so are wisdom and savvy when building consensus with people with different principles.

• Ben S. Carson is professor emeritus of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University.

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Remember. It’s not too much to ask. Carving out a few minutes – or longer – to remember what Memorial Day is about is the least you can do as you enjoy your long weekend (if you’re lucky enough to get one). Although this weekend is sold as the kick-off to summer, or a great time to get a deal on anything from a new car to a mattress, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who gave all they had for the country they loved. Memorial Day was first officially observed May 30, 1868, to honor the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who died during the Civil War. The holiday has since evolved to observe all U.S. servicemen and women who have died while in military service. It’s hard to find an exact number of how many U.S. soldiers have died during the many conflicts this county has fought in, but a fact sheet from the U.S. Veterans Administration showed that before 2001, about 1.19 million had died in battle, in theater or while in service. You can add another 2,319 from Operation Enduring Freedom, according to the Associated Press database, but that doesn’t include soldiers who have died while in service, but not on the battlefield. Each soldier’s death is a reflection of the ultimate price paid by those brave enough to dedicate their lives to helping others. Because that is what soldiers do: They put their lives on the line to assist others, whether it’s patrolling a border, working for the National Guard during a natural disaster or picking up a gun and going to war. And they do this for us, to ensure our freedom remains intact. Memorial Day is a day to remember. Those who have lost a service member they called father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister or friend likely don’t need a day on the calendar to remember. Those of us lucky enough to never know such a burden owe those who gave their lives to our country a moment of reflection and thanks for being willing to sacrifice all they had, because they believed in something bigger than themselves. We honor your sacrifice.

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Bulls tell Taj Gibson (right) he will start next season, which means Carlos Boozer’s departure is imminent. PAGE B3

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Beaty’s 2 goals propel Barbs to title AP file photo

AP source: Sterling surrendering control LOS ANGELES – Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. The individual, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the deal, said the couple reached the agreement after weeks of discussion. “Donald Sterling is out, and there will be new owners,” the individual told the AP. Neither Shelly Sterling nor her attorney had any comment Friday. They have been in talks with NBA lawyers for the past couple of weeks. “She wants to be able to say, ‘I’m selling the team, not the NBA is selling the team,’ and have meaningful control over that transaction,” the individual told the AP. Donald Sterling was banned for life and fined $2.5 million by NBA commissioner Adam Silver after the release of a recording last month in which Sterling made racist remarks involving blacks, which comprise the majority of players in the league. Sterling told female friend V. Stiviano not to bring blacks to Clippers games during a recorded conversation. Sterling specifically mentioned Magic Johnson, and then criticized the NBA Hall of Famer again as a poor role model during a TV interview. Earlier this week, the NBA charged Sterling with damaging the league and its teams with his comments, and said he has engaged in other conduct that has impaired its relationship with fans and merchandising partners. Sterling has until next Tuesday to respond to the charge. He has the right to appear at a New York hearing June 3 in front of the other owners and make a presentation before the league’s board of governors votes on terminating his ownership. He is entitled to a lawyer at the hearing, but strict courtroom rules of evidence would not apply. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Stanley Cup playoffs Blackhawks at Los Angeles, 7 p.m., NBC The Hawks’ recent mastery of the Kings completely came apart in one crazy period in Game 2, and the Hawks are headed to the West Coast to figure out how to get it back. When the teams meet in Game 3 of the Western Conference final, the Hawks will try to keep the Kings from building on their five-goal third period in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night. • The rest of the weekend TV sports schedule on Page B2.

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Crown Rouse’s 1st in DeKalb By STEVE NITZ BURLINGTON – Morgan Beaty thought her shot had gone out of bounds. The DeKalb senior turned her back on the Burlington Central net, but heard one of the DeKalb fans yell, “That’s a goal!” Turns out, Beaty’s long shot from the right side of the Rockets net went past Central keeper Abbigail Ciganek and into the net. The goal, Beaty’s second of the match, gave DeKalb the lead and a 2-1 victory in the Class 2A Burling-

ton Central Regional final. “I walked over to the bench after I came off and I had no idea what happened,” Beaty said of her match-winning goal. The Barbs (13-3-4) will play the winner of today’s match between KaneMorgan Beaty land and Rosary in the Hampshire Sectional semifinals at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hampshire. The regional crown is the first for Barbs coach Phil Rouse, who took over the program in 2007.

Scoreboard Wednesday’s semifinals (1) DeKalb 1, (4) Hampshire 0 (3) Burlington Central 4, (2) Sycamore 3 Friday’s championship (1) DeKalb 2, (3) Burlington Central 1

• DeKalb advances to the Hampshire Sectional “Six regional championships in seven years and this is the first (title),” Rouse said. “It feels real good.” Things didn’t start out too well for DeKalb. The Rockets (11-8-2) got on the board less than two minutes into the

match when Alyssa Messina put a shot past DeKalb keeper Maddie Frye. It was actually the first time DeKalb had trailed in a contest since an April 24 victory at Morris. “It was definetely (a concern), especially in a game of this caliber,” Beaty said. “They came back from two (goals down) just two days before. Why not us?” Beaty got DeKalb on the board with 24:09 left in the first half, dribbling through Burlington Central defenders before putting one past Ciganek. The Barbs had the wind at their backs during the second half, and got numerous chanc-

es while the Rockets had few opportunities. Beaty had a shot that hit the top of the Burlington net 10 minutes into the half, and less than 10 minutes before her match-winner, Beaty had a great chance that Ciganek made a good diving save to her left. When Beaty tied the score in the first, Rouse felt comfortable about his group’s chances in the second. “We felt like we could be stronger come the second half,” Rouse said. “If we were even or ahead, we felt like we would be in a good position come the second half, because we thought, with our depth, we could wear them down a little bit.”


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Sycamore’s Dion Hooker beats the field in the 100-meter final with a time of 10.75 seconds in the Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional on Friday in Burlington. Hooker also won the 200 with a time of 21.89 seconds.

Spartans send 9 to state Hooker wins 100-, 200-dash titles to lead Spartans to 3rd-place finish By TRAVIS ZUELLIG BURLINGTON – In what might be considered one of the toughest sectionals in Illinois, local teams fared well and sent lots of athletes to next weekend’s Eastern Illinois University for the state meet. The Sycamore track and field team finished in third place in the Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional with 72 points Friday. The Spartans

will send nine athletes to Charleston. Genoa-Kingston finished ninth with 12 points. Kaneland won the sectional with 183 points. “There has been some up and downs tonight.,” Sycamore coach Pete Piccony said. “We started off a little rough. We had a couple of seniors that didn’t make it, which is hard on them. That is hard on the team, but we rallied really well and we got a lot of kids down.”

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos and more – log on to Among those Sycamore will be sending to state will be Dion Hooker. Individually, the junior sprinter won the

100- and 200-meter dashes. He also was part of the state-qualifying 4x100 relay. “It’s the third year going down to state – it is a good feeling,” Hooker said. “(In the 200), I knew it was going to be tight. I was feeling good coming off the bend and felt strong.” That 4x100 relay set the school record in the Northern Illinois Big 12 meet last week. The team of Hooker, Logan Schneider, Anthony Deutsch

and Austin Sebby broke the record again with a time of 42.7, taking first place. “We have worked on handoff a lot because they were not very good in the beginning of the year,” said Schneider, who also qualified in the 110 and 300 hurdles. “So we are getting a lot better. We are all getting faster, so everything is flowing really easily.”

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Hawks have history of making Quick look human By MARK LAZERUS LOS ANGELES – There are moments when Jonathan Quick looks almost superhuman – so fast, so agile, so competitive, so unbeatable. But the Blackhawks, like no other team in the Western Conference, have made him look very much human. The numbers are staggering. In seven playoff games against the Hawks (he’s won two of them), Quick has a 2.71 goals-against average – it’s 2.13 against the rest of the league. Against the Hawks, he has a .895 save percentage – it’s .928 against the rest of the league.

Game 3 at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Saturday, NBC, AM-720 The Hawks’ success against Quick extends to the much larger sample size of the regular season, too. In 19 regular-season games against them, Quick is 6-12-1 with a 2.76 GAA and .910 save percentage. But why? As with any goalie, you’ll hear the Hawks talk about taking Quick’s eyes away – to create so much traffic in front of the net that he can’t see the puck. And considering

Quick stays so low and is so good at covering the bottom half of the net, shooting high is key, too. But everybody knows that. What has allowed the Hawks to be so successful against Quick is the amount of transition chances they generate against a defensive-minded, puck-possession team that doesn’t typically allow many. “A lot of other teams in the West kind of have a similar style to us, where they’re physical, they like to keep possession of the puck, they take pucks to the net hard,” Kings AP photo defenseman Drew Doughty Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick looks to the bench during the said.


second period of Game 2 of the Western Conference final against the Blackhawks on Wednesday night at the United Center.


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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball Indian Creek vs. Fulton in Class 1A Fulton Regional final, 11 a.m. Hiawatha vs. Christian Liberty Academy in Class 1A HinckleyBig Rock Regional final, 11 a.m. Softball DeKalb at Lake Park, 10 a.m. Kaneland at Rosary, 10 a.m., noon Hiawatha vs. Alden-Hebron in Class 1A Westminster Christian Regional final, 11 a.m. Sandwich at Sycamore, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Girls Soccer Kaneland vs. Rosary in Class 2A Rosary Regional final, 11 a.m. Girls Track Class 1A and 3A state finals at Eastern Illinois University Boys Tennis DeKalb at Ottawa Sectional

MONDAY Baseball Hampshire vs. Genoa-Kingston in Class 1A Hampshire Regional, 4:30 p.m. Softball Sycamore vs. Hampshire in Class 3A Burlington Central Regional, 4:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Bjelk hired as DeKalb girls tennis coach DeKalb High School has hired Brad Bjelk as its girls tennis coach. Bjelk took over the boys program this season. Bjelk takes over for Beth Adeoti, who spent one season as Barbs coach.

Abreu expects to be ready to return when eligible CHICAGO – White Sox slugger Jose Abreu expects to be ready to return from his ankle injury as soon as he’s eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list. Tops in the majors with 15 homers, the rookie from Cuba sees no “reason why” he won’t be able to play by then. Abreu was placed on the DL because of tendinitis in his left ankle Sunday. He expects to be in a walking boot for three more days and hopes to begin practicing Monday. He said the doctors will let him know what he can do then.

Irsay formally charged with 2 misdemeanors NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Prosecutors charged Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay with two misdemeanor counts Friday stemming from his intoxicated driving arrest near his home in March. Hamilton County prosecutors said Irsay was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in the body, which carry maximum penalties of 60 days in jail and $500 fines for each count. A probable cause affidavit said Irsay was driving under the influence of oxycodone and/ or hydrocodone, both powerful painkillers.

Broncos’ Ward charged in strip club incident DENVER – Broncos safety T.J. Ward has been charged with misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender at a Denver strip club this month. Ward, 27, appeared in court Friday to face the charges stemming from the incident at 2:40 a.m. May 10 at PT’s All Nude club. A court date was set for June 23.

Broncos executive sentenced in DUI case BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – Denver Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell is accused of crashing into two cars while driving drunk last year has been sentenced to seven months in jail after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and careless driving resulting in injury. – Staff, wire reports

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Shaw’s return bumps Regin Shaw says he’s excited, well-rested By MARK POTASH LOS ANGELES – Peter Regin looks like the odd man out – again. With Andrew Shaw returning to the lineup tonight for Game 3 against the Los Angeles Kings, Regin is expected to be scratched. Shaw skated with Brandon Saad and Kris Versteeg on the third line in practice Friday at Staples Center. Regin was not on any of the top four lines. The fourth line remains the same with Marcus Kruger centering Ben Smith and Brandon Bollig. Regin was a healthy scratch for the Blackhawks’ first 10 playoff games but was activated for Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild after Bollig was suspended for one game. Regin has played the past four games. “That’s the way it is, if that’s the case,” Regin said. “I pride myself on being a good teammate. I was in this position before, so it’s not some-

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Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (left) controls the puck against the Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar during the second period in Game 1 of the Western Conference final Sunday at the United Center. thing I can’t deal with. I’ll just try to be ready if I’m called upon.” Coach Joel Quenneville didn’t even acknowledge the decision to bench Regin when asked about it Friday. “We’re happy to have Shaw back,” Quenneville said. “He’s been there mostly all year, so that’s where it’s at.” Shaw ready to go: Shaw, of course, can’t wait to get going in Game 3 after missing seven full games since suffering a


Dunn wins it with walk-off home run By ANDREW SELIGMAN


The Associated Press CHICAGO – Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer off David Robertson in the ninth inning, and the White Sox beat the New York Yankees, 6-5, Friday night. Alexei Ramirez also went deep, and the Sox came away with the win after wiping out an early threerun deficit and then rallying again. They were Adam Dunn trailing 5-4 going into the ninth when Dayan Viciedo led off with a single. Dunn then won it when he drove a 0-2 pitch out to right-center for his eighth homer. It was the 10th time he has ended a game by homering, and the first for him since July 4, 2013, against Baltimore. That made a winner of Daniel Webb (4-0), who pitched 1⅓ scoreless innings, and gave Robertson (0-1) his first blown save in 10 chances. Derek Jeter singled twice, walked and scored while ty-

vs. N.Y. Yankees, 1:10 p.m. today, CSN, AM-670 ing Luis Aparicio for second in games played at shortstop with 2,583. Ramirez and Adam Eaton each had three hits for the Sox, who won for the fourth time in five games. The Yankees looked as though they might be on their way to an easy win when Brian McCann connected off Hector Noesi in the first. It was a good start for New York after managing only one baserunner in six innings against Chris Sale in Thursday’s loss, but things quickly took a difficult turn. The Yankees gave up unearned runs in the first and fourth, and the Sox took a 4-3 lead on Ramirez’s two-run homer off Hiroki Kuroda in the fifth. Scott Downs came on in the seventh after Noesi went six innings for Chicago and immediately gave up singles to Brian Roberts and a pinch-hitting Alfonso Soriano.

lower-body injury in the first period of Game 1 against the Wild. “Pretty excited,” he said. “A long wait, long recovery. I know it was only three weeks, but it feels like a couple of months.” The Hawks were patient with Shaw after the injury. He said he could’ve played three games ago. But he was glad to have the extra time to recover. “I think it’s an advan-

tage (to join the series in midstream),” he said. “I’m well-rested, excited. I’ve got a lot of energy. So, hopefully, I can help the boys out.” Toews vs. Kopitar: With the home team getting the last change, Kings coach Darryl Sutter will have more opportunities to keep his top line of Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown away from the Hawks’ top line of Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Bryan Bickell. Will it make it tougher to defend the Kopitar line? “We’ll see,” Quenneville said. “I know that will be challenging, whether we have Toews out there, defense. A lot of guys are going to get exposed to them one way or another. We’ll see.” Bracing for Hawks’ best: The Kings know the Hawks are not going to wilt after collapsing in Game 2. “We have no doubt that [Game 2] even affected them,’’ Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. “Mentally, they’re one of the strongest teams in the league. They’re going to come out with their best. We know they’re not going to shy away or take their foot off the pedal because they’re a great team, and they’ve proved it.”

Team effort to beat Quick • BLACKHAWKS Continued from page B1 “And we usually edge teams out because our team’s a little better at that kind of game than the other teams are,” Doughty continued. “But this (Hawks) team, they play completely different. They rely on making turnovers, they rely on their speed. Where other teams have chances, usually Quickie makes a save. They have so many guys that can score on this team, when they get those chances, the puck goes in the net.” It starts on defense, with opportunistic defensemen and backchecking forwards forcing turnovers. Then it’s about skilled defensemen who can make the kind of long stretch passes that spring the Hawks through the neutral zone with speed before the Kings can clog it up – both Hawks goals in Game 2 were scored off such passes, one from Keith to Nick Leddy, and one from Johnny Oduya to Ben Smith. Then it comes down to skilled forwards who can finish off the play. “It’s those types of opportunities that maybe sets them apart from other teams,” Kings captain Dustin Brown said. “When they have oddman rushes, it’s in the net.

They don’t miss those golden opportunities.” Of course, much of it has to do with pure skill. The Hawks were the highest-scoring team in the league, and have made plenty of great goaltenders look ordinary in recent seasons. But their mastery of Quick is particularly eye-catching, given the aura he’s had since his remarkable run in the 2012 playoffs, when he won the Conn Smythe Trophy with a mind-boggling .946 save percentage and 1.41 GAA. “I guess you’d rather go against a goaltender who lets in more goals than not,” Toews said with a smirk. “But it is what it is, so we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do to score.” Yes, that means keeping Quick moving side to side. And it means getting traffic in front and digging for rebounds and looking for deflections and shooting high. But more than anything, it means being good in your own zone, so you can zip right through the neutral zone, then finish it off with numbers in the offensive zone. The Hawks do that better than maybe any team in the league. And not even Quick can stop them all. “We have a skilled team,” Bryan Bickell said. “If we get the opportunity, we’re going to score.”

8WEEKEND TV SPORTSWATCH TODAY’S SCHEDULE NBA playoffs Indiana at Miami, Game 3, 7:30 p.m., ESPN Pro baseball Cleveland at Baltimore, 11:30 a.m. or Oakland at Toronto, noon, MLB N.Y. Yankees at White Sox, 1:10 p.m., CSN Texas at Detroit, 3 p.m., FS1 St. Louis at Cincinnati, Kansas City at L.A. Angels or Washington at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m., FOX Cubs at San Diego, 9 p.m., MLB Minnesota at San Franciso or Houston at Seattle, 9 p.m., MLB Tennis French Open, first round, 4 a.m., ESPN2 Auto racing Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix qualifying, 7 a.m., NBCSN NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coca-Cola 600 practice, 8:30 a.m., FS1 NASCAR, Nationwide Series, History 300 pole qualifying, 9:30 a.m., ESPN2 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coca-Cola 600 final practice, noon, FS1 NASCAR, Nationwide Series, History 300, 1:45 p.m., ABC NHRA, Kansas Nationals, 5 p.m., ESPN2 (same-day tape) Golf European PGA Tour, BMW PGA Championship, third round, 6:30 a.m., TGC PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, third round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., CBS

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PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Tuesday Miami 87, Indiana 83, series tied 1-1 Wednesday San Antonio 112, Oklahoma City 77, Spurs lead series 2-0 Today Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Sunday San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Monday Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Wednesday Miami at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Thursday x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Friday x-Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1 x-Miami at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 2 x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Wednesday Los Angeles 6, Blackhawks 2, series tied 1-1 Thursday Montreal 3, NY Rangers 2 (OT), Rangers lead series 2-1 Today Blackhawks at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Sunday Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Monday Blackhawks at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Tuesday N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m. Wednesday Los Angeles at Blackhawks, 7 p.m. Thursday x-Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Friday x-Blackhawks at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 1 x-Los Angeles at Blackhawks, 7 p.m.

Rangers’ Carcillo suspended 10 games TORONTO (AP) – The NHL has given Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo an automatic 10-game suspension after he was ejected for physical abuse of officials during the first period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against Montreal.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 28 16 .636 — Minnesota 23 21 .523 5 White Sox 25 25 .500 6 Kansas City 23 23 .500 6 Cleveland 23 26 .469 7½ East Division W L Pct GB Toronto 27 22 .551 — Baltimore 24 22 .522 1½ New York 24 23 .511 2 Tampa Bay 21 28 .429 6 Boston 20 27 .426 6 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 30 18 .625 — Los Angeles 26 20 .565 3 Seattle 23 23 .500 6 Texas 23 25 .479 7 Houston 17 31 .354 13 Friday’s Results White Sox 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Baltimore 8, Cleveland 4 Toronto 3, Oakland 2 Detroit 7, Texas 2 Tampa Bay 1, Boston 0 Kansas City at L.A. Angels (n) Houston at Seattle (n) Minnesota at San Francisco (n) Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 1-1) at White Sox (Joh.Danks 3-4), 1:10 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 4-3) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 2-5), 11:35 a.m. Oakland (J.Chavez 4-1) at Toronto (Dickey 4-4), 12:07 p.m. Texas (N.Martinez 0-1) at Detroit (Porcello 7-1), 3:08 p.m. Boston (Peavy 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Price 4-4), 3:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 6-3) at L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 2-1), 6:15 p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 2-4) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-2), 9:05 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 5-2) at Seattle (Maurer 1-2), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees at White Sox, 1:10 p.m. Oakland at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Texas at Detroit, 12:08 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 12:40 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 2:35 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 3:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 29 20 .592 St. Louis 26 22 .542 Cincinnati 22 24 .478 Pittsburgh 21 26 .447 Cubs 17 28 .378 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 27 20 .574 Miami 25 24 .510 Washington 24 24 .500 New York 21 25 .457 Philadelphia 20 25 .444 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 29 18 .617 Colorado 26 22 .542 Los Angeles 26 23 .531 San Diego 21 27 .438 Arizona 18 31 .367

GB — 2½ 5½ 7 10 GB — 3 3½ 5½ 6 GB — 3½ 4 8½ 12

Friday’s Results Cubs at San Diego (n) L.A. Dodgers 2, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3 Milwaukee 9, Miami 5 Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3 Atlanta 3, Colorado 2 Arizona at New York, ppd., rain Minnesota at San Francisco (n) Saturday’s Games Cubs (T.Wood 4-4) at San Diego (Roach 1-0), 9:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Haren 5-2) at Philadelphia (Buchanan 0-0), 2:05 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 2-2) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 1-4), 3:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 4-2) at Atlanta (Minor 2-2), 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 4-3) at Miami (Ja.Turner 0-2), 3:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 0-0) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 2-3), 6:15 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Cole 4-3), 6:15 p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 2-4) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-2), 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cubs at San Diego, 3:10 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 4:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:05 p.m.


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Edwards’ long jump mark 3rd-best in 2A By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Sycamore junior Lilia Edwards had a mark of 17-6¼ in the long jump during Friday’s girls track state preliminaries at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Edwards’ mark was the third-best in Class 2A behind Dixon’s Lexy Duncan (18-4) and Walther Lutheran’s Dana Turner (17-6½). Edwards’ mark, her best of the season, was nearly a foot better than her sectional mark of 16-6½. She also finished second behind Duncan at the Freeport Sectional. “The weather was definitely a big factor because there was no wind and

the temperature was perfect,” Edwards said. “It was definitely a great time to pull out a jump like that.” Edwards failed to qualify for the finals in her other two events, the triple jump and 110-meter high hurdles. Edwards had a time of 15.9 seconds in the hurdles and a mark of 33-8 in the triple jump. During Saturday’s finals, Edwards will have the luxury of being able to focus on one event. “It will be a lot of stress taken off,” she said. “Today, while I was (triple) jumping, I had to go hurdle. Even during (the) long (jump), I was worrying about my other events, so it will be nice.”

The Spartans’ Christina Dailey did earn a finals spot in the triple jump, finishing with a mark of 35-2¼. Other finals qualifiers for Sycamore were Sarah Grant and Alyssa Feuerbach in the discus. Grant had a personal-best mark of 118-2, the fourth-best in 2A. Feuerbach had Lilia Edwards a 113. “Alyssa, it’s going to be redemption time for her. She did not throw her best, she knows that,” Sycamore coach Joe McCormick said. “She’s going to get squared away to where she wants to be. They

both have medal potential in them.” Genoa-Kingston sophomore Carly Fischer also qualified for finals in the discus with a mark of 113-5. The Spartans’ Maggie Lalowski had a time of 5:13.73 in the 1,600, which is a school record, but did not qualify for the finals. She will compete in the 3,200 today. The three Sycamore relays that made a trip to state also failed to qualify. The 4x100 of Jenna Weaver, Lauren Goff, Dailey and Triana Iwans was fifth in its heat with a time of 50.21. The slowest qualifying mark was Glenbard South’s 49.42. Sycamore’s 4x200 relay of Dailey, Weaver, Goff and Iwans was sixth

in its heat with a time of 1:46.53, just more than a second away from qualifying. The Spartans’ 4x00 relay of Dailey, Stephanie Cole, Goff and Iwans was fourth in its heat with a time of 4:05.22. All three relays had their best times of the year. In Class 3A, DeKalb’s Kelsey Schrader had a time of 5:07.46 in the 1,600 and failed to qualify for finals. She will compete in the 3,200 today. Elsewhere in 2A, Kaneland’s finals qualifiers were: Christina Delach (pole vault, 9-6), Maddie Keifer (high jump, 5-0), 4x100 relay (49.13), Nicole Sreenan (100 dash, 12.6; 400 dash, 56.44), 4x200 relay (1:44.68) and the 4x400 relay (4:02.26).



DeKalb boys track wins sectional

Gibson told he’ll start; Boozer exit imminent

Other state qualifiers for the Barbs were Adam Wilson, who took second in the triple The DeKalb boys track jump at 48-2; Misha Ryzhov, team won the Class 3A Hunt- who took second in the 3,200 ley Regional on Friday night at 9:23.36; and Drew Paszotta, in Huntley. who was second in the 200 at The Barbs finished with 22.22. 75 points, two ahead of secH-BR’s McNanna qualifies for ond-place Huntley. state: Hinckley-Big Rock sophDeKalb’s 4x100 and 4x200 omore Zach McNanna had a relays each won titles. The mark of 5-8 in the high jump in 4x100 had a time of 41.9 while the Class 1A Seneca Sectional. the 4x200 finished in 1:27.87. McNanna took third, but the


mark surpassed the IHSA’s qualifying standards, and McNanna earned a trip to next weekend’s state meet. The Royals took ninth as a team with 20.5 points.

Cam Godinsky was the winning pitcher on senior night, throwing 2⅔ innings. “It was really nice to get back into the win column,” Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “We’ve struggled BASEBALL the past couple of weeks. HopeSycamore 14, Sandwich 7: fully, we can use this as moMark Skelley, Michael Swan- mentum going forward.” berg, Nate Haacker, Alec Aurora Central Catholic 6, Kozak and Ian Kidd all had two Kaneland 0: Nate Hopkins went hits for the Spartans in a win. 1 for 3 with a walk for KaneKidd finished with four RBIs. land (15-15).

BY JOE COWLEY CHICAGO – The worstkept secret in the offices of the Berto Center continued trickling out. While general manager Gar Forman has remained poker-faced about the future of Carlos Boozer in a Bulls uniform, several sources indicated that reserve power forward Taj Gibson was told by his coaching staff to start preparing this offseason to be a starter come tip-off 2014-15. And Gibson has. With about a week left of rehabbing a badly sprained left ankle that occurred in the Game 5 playoff loss to the Washington Wizards last month, Gibson confirmed that he has been told “to get my body and mind right to be a starter.” “I mean this will be exciting,” Gibson said in a phone interview. “This is what I’ve always thought about. When I started (those six games) for Boozer when he was hurt during the season, I just know how excited I was, how good it felt to come to the arena.” By the way, the Bulls went 5-1 in those six games, as Gibson averaged 20.6 points and 9.7 rebounds when he was the starting power forward for the Bulls. The 32-year-old Boozer, who had his worst season since joining the Bulls before the 2010-11 season, averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds – both lows since averaging 10 points and 7.5 rebounds as a rookie with Cleveland in the 2002-03 season. And although this past season has long been believed to be the final curtain call for Boozer, how the end comes is still the great unknown. Could the Bulls simply amnesty Boozer, still paying him the $16.8 million coming his way next season but not having it count against the cap? Or is he a key trading piece in a splashy deal because of his expiring contract? Considering the growing asking price in the Kevin Love trade sweepstakes, the Bulls likely will be headed for the amnesty option. Neither was known by Gibson. Then again, his job is to be ready to fill the void rather than worry about how the void comes. “The ankle is good,” Gibson said. “It was just a bad sprain, and they said I could start moving forward (to basketball activity) by next week. Still rehabbing, but my focus now is on getting better.”

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Kaneland pole vaulter Dan Evers clears 12-6 in the Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional on Friday in Burlington. Evers finished second and qualified for state, pole vaulting 13-9. Kaneland won the meet.

Kaneland’s Nauert qualifies for 110, 300 hurdles • TRACK & FIELD Continued from page B1

Admittedly, a work in progress for the 6-foot-9, 28-year-old. Offensively, Gibson’s midrange game continued improving this season, but one of the main focuses will be “stretching out my jumper.” The other concern the Bulls coaching staff had with Gibson was his reaction to the double-team in the post, as his decision-making late in the season was a bit inconsistent. “I’ve got to adjust when I’m in the post,” Gibson said. “Whether it’s making the right pass or the right read, it has to improve. They want me stronger physically, so I’ll be looking to add more muscle, but I also have to be mentally stronger.” What also will be hammered into Gibson’s psyche is the idea that he no longer has time to work himself into the game like he did coming off the bench. Although he was one of the more efficient players the Bulls had in the fourth quarters, coach Tom Thibodeau and his staff need Gibson to understand that starters aren’t afforded that luxury. Gibson needs to have a presence from tip-off to final horn, and how to handle his minutes so they have that energy will be high on the to-do list in the laboratory that is Thibodeau’s preseason camp. “I feel like I know what I have to do,” Gibson said. “I just have to be ready for whatever.” And just like that life without Boozer is seemingly well underway.

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Also qualifying for the Spartans was Adam Millburg, who finished sixth in the 3,200 at 9:47.41, which was just faster than the qualifying time. Millburg also qualified in the 4x800 relay with Nick Aase, Alex Handel and Eric Aurand. Evan Short’s third-place shot put throw of 51-1 also was enough to qualify. G-K’s 12 points were two more than coach Brent Bacon’s goal for the sectional. Mitchell Uszcienski was the sectional champion in the high jump at 6-3, and is the Cogs’ lone qualfier. “We had two kids place today,” Bacon said. “Being in our second year of 2A, it is a tough sectional to be at; it is one of the best in the state.” Uszcienski did not miss a single jump until hitting the

relay and 4x200 relays. Kaneland’s 4x400 and 4x800 relays also qualified. Kyle Carter and Nathan Kucera finished first and second in the 400, and Ben Barnes and Dalvell Tripplett both qualified in the triple jump, and Barnes earned a spot in the long jump, as well. Brock Robertson qualified in the 110 and 300 hurdles for the Knights. Dylan Kuipers and Dan Evers took first and second in the pole vault, respectively, and Nate Dyer won the shot put and Alex Snyder took Danielle Guerra – second. Dyer also qualified in Sycamore’s anchor of the 4x100 meter relay, Logan Schneider, finishes the discus, while Austin Kintz with a Sycamore school record of 42.7 seconds in the Class 2A Burling- earned a spot in the 1,600. “Two years in a row to qualton Central Sectional. ify for all four events, it is the 6-3 mark. The senior’s pervi- seeing all the other jumpers, best feeling in the world,” Nauous best was 5-10. it kind of made me feel good.” ert said. “I couldn’t ask to be “It feels pretty good. I felt For Kaneland, Dylan Nau- on a better relay team. These a lot better after I cleared it,” ert qualified in the 110 hurdles guys are fast. The way KaneUszcienski said. “I was feeling (14.75), 300 hurdles (38.74) and land does track, I wouldn’t really nervous before it, but was part of the Knights’ 4x100 trade it for the world.”

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Pacers’ George cleared for Game 3 in Miami

Ibaka may be available vs. Spurs

Oden might return for Heat By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press

Game 3

OKLAHOMA CITY – The San Antonio Spurs never believed Serge Ibaka was out for the Western Conference final, even after the Thunder said they expected him to miss the rest of the playoffs with a calf injury. Looks like the Spurs might have been on to something. The Thunder said Friday that their defensive standout now is day to day after his strained left calf showed improved movement and stability and a significant decrease in swelling. The Thunder have missed Ibaka badly as San Antonio has raced to a 2-0 lead in the series, and his possible return gives the Thunder hope as they prepare for Game 3 on Sunday in Oklahoma City. “His progress in the last

San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, TNT several days has been surprising,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said. “I don’t think any of us thought we’d be standing here talking about this. We’re grateful that we are.” Well, maybe no one with the Thunder Serge Ibaka expected it. The Spurs certainly did. “We knew he would be back, and that’s good,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Nobody would wish that on anybody to miss a playoff. We’ve had guys miss playoffs before. It’s obviously a downer. If he gets back in – and I’m sure he will,

as I’ve said from the beginning – I think it’s great.” Ibaka was injured in Game 6 against the Los Angeles Clippers, a Western Conference semifinals series-clinching win May 15. He is averaging 12.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in the playoffs while shooting 62 percent from the field. Presti did not say whether Ibaka would be available for Game 3, just that he could not be ruled out. Presti said he felt it best to be forthcoming with the change in the situation. “It would be convenient to not provide the information, and if he were ever healthy enough to play in a game, to release that an hour before the game,” he said. “But in this case, we don’t think that was the way to handle it, because previously, we had deemed him out. And we can’t deem him out.”

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Pacers forward Paul George lies on the floor as the knee of Heat guard Dwyane Wade makes contact with his head as they went for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final Tuesday night in Indianapolis. which figures to be a blessing of sorts for the Pacers – who had several players limping and ailing late in that game, with George’s concussion the most notable malady. The back of George’s head was struck by Dwyane Wade’s knee as both were trying to get control of a loose ball during the fourth quarter of that game. George remained in the game but basically was a nonfactor the rest of the way, and Miami owned the final minutes. The concussion came to light only after George revealed postgame that he briefly “blacked out.” “I probably should have kept that to myself,” George said. “It just made a mess. That’s something that, going forward, just keep that between myself and the training staff.” The Heat never even considered the possibility that George wouldn’t play in Game

3. “Why wouldn’t he?” Heat star LeBron James asked. Wade said he wanted to see George out there because competitors always want to play against the best, particularly at this time of year. And in these playoffs, no one has looked better on the road – especially defensively – than the Pacers, who still haven’t won even two straight home games in this postseason but have won five in a row away from home. Atlanta and Washington combined to shoot only 38 percent at home against Indiana in the opening two rounds, averaging just 84.8 points per game. The Pacers haven’t exactly been offensive juggernauts in those games, averaging 90.7 points themselves, but the airtight defense was enough for Indiana to save its season by winning elimination games in both matchups.


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MIAMI – Indiana’s Paul George will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final, which comes as no surprise to the Miami Heat. They were expecting him there all along. The Pacers announced Friday night that George has been cleared “to return to normal basketball activGame 3 ity,” a decision made three days Indiana at after he was conMiami, cussed in Game 2 7:30 p.m. of the Indiana-Mitoday, ESPN ami series. “Barring any unforeseen complications, he will play” tonight in Miami, the Pacers said. So that settled one lineup issue. The Heat now have a lineup decision to make. Greg Oden – whose last postseason appearance was April 30, 2009 – might be inserted into the Heat rotation after showing Miami’s coaches in recent days that back issues that slowed him down for weeks finally might be a thing of the past. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra suggested that Oden “could” get some minutes, which almost certainly would come against Indiana center Roy Hibbert. “If coach needs me, I’m ready to play,” Oden said. “I’m definitely ready whenever he needs me.” The series is tied at a game apiece, with Miami grabbing the home-court edge away by rallying for an 87-83 win at Indianapolis in Game 2. The teams have been off since,

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SECTION C Saturday, May 24, 2014 Daily Chronicle

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ABOVE: In this May 13 photo, a U.S. Army honor guard stands at the grave site of Army Pvt. William Christman, the first military burial at the cemetery, marking the beginning of commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Christman, 20, enlisted in the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry and was hospitalized for measles five weeks later, dying on May 11, 1864, and buried at Arlington on May 13. BELOW LEFT: This Nov. 19, 2013, photo shows a small image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the stone surrounding the eternal flame and grave site of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery. The Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, sits at the top of the hill overlooking the grave site. BELOW CENTER: This May 13 photo shows a grave marker for an unknown soldier lies not far from the grave site of Army Pvt. William Christman, who was the first military burial at the cemetery. BELOW RIGHT: This Nov. 22, 2013, photo shows the eternal flame flickering in the early morning light at the grave of John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery.

Hallowed Ground Arlington Cemetery’s 150 years rooted in Civil War By MATTHEW BARAKAT The Associated Press


rlington National Cemetery’s hallowed ground honors American soldiers from many different wars. But as Arlington marks its 150th anniversary this year with tours and events, historians note that its roots are firmly planted in the Civil War. It was June 15, 1864, as the war dragged into its fourth year, when War Secretary Edwin Stanton ordered the land turned into a military cemetery for the increasing numbers of dead soldiers. The location for the cemetery just happened to be the former estate of Robert E. Lee, who took command of the Confederate Army when Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861. The Union Army immediately seized and fortified the estate, then known as Arlington Heights. But Stephen Carney, the cemetery’s command historian, said it’s misleading to suggest that the cemetery was established merely as a way to spite Lee. The seizure of the estate was a military necessity, no matter who owned the property, Carney said. From the highest points

If you go ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY:, 877-907-8585. Located across Memorial Bridge from Washington D.C. on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. By subway, take the Blue Line from Washington to Arlington National Cemetery. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (until 5 p.m. October through March). of Arlington National Cemetery, it’s easy to see why the Union Army wanted it: To this day it offers a nearly unrivaled view of the capital in Washington, D.C., just a few miles away. And in 1864, the need for a burial ground was pressing. Wounded soldiers sent back to Washington were dying in unsanitary hospitals at an increasing rate. The high casualties were partly due to a change in strategy: Gen. Ulysses S. Grant had assumed control of the Union Army, and was more willing than his predecessors to fight in Confederate territory. That said, animosity toward Lee played a role in the cemetery’s location, said Matt Penrod, park ranger at Arlington House, a National Park Service site within the cemetery that includes the Lee

family mansion. Initially gravediggers buried the dead on the estate’s fringes. But Union quartermaster Gen. Montgomery Meigs, a native Georgian, did not respect Lee’s decision to lead the Confederate troops. Meigs ordered that graves surround the mansion, ensuring that the Lees would never want to return. “It’s the dead themselves that get the ultimate revenge against Lee,” Penrod said, adding that the loss of the home “definitely bothered the Lee family a great deal.” Today the cemetery draws nearly 4 million visitors a year. Most are tourists visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame at President John F. Kennedy’s tomb. But Arlington also is a working and busy cemetery, hosting roughly 30 burials a day. Tourists and mourners share the cemetery in a unique way. School children who are talking and laughing as they tour the cemetery typically go quiet and maintain a respectful distance when they encounter a funeral procession. The military funerals can be emotionally overwhelming to behold. While some are for older veterans, they also include young service members recently killed

in action. “You’re seeing lives cut short. That grief is very raw,” said cemetery spokeswoman Jennifer Lynch, who attends numerous services. The cemetery serves a resting place for service members from every conflict in U.S. history, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers from the American Revolution were reinterred at Arlington after their gravesites were displaced by a development project in Georgetown. In addition to U.S. presidents, others buried here include Supreme Court justices, astronauts, war heroes, sports figures and celebrities, including baseball inventor Abner Doubleday, boxer Joe Louis and actor Lee Marvin. All three were veterans. “There are 400,000 individuals with all these incredible stories,” Carney said. “If you want to play historical sleuth, you can just pick a name on a headstone, and everyone has an incredible story.” A variety of events are planned to mark the 150th anniversary, including tours on topics such as World War I. Events culminate with a first-of-its-kind, free nighttime concert in the cemetery’s amphitheater on June 13, and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.


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FAMILY TIME | Disaster preparedness for pet parents

Tip of the week Families with a disaster plan in place will be better equipped to stay safe and recover from an emergency. Too often, however, even the best planners forget to include provisions for the four-legged members of the family. Dr. Ellen I. Lowery, associate director of U.S. professional and veterinary affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, offers some tips for putting together your “pet emergency go-kit.” • Include first-aid supplies and a first-

aid guide book for pets. • Keep three-day supplies of your pet’s favorite food – in a waterproof container – and bottled water. • Store an extra safety harness and leash, because even the best-behaved pet may be frightened in an emergency, causing him to run and hide. • Include waste cleanup supplies. It’s important to properly dispose of pet waste to avoid adding health concerns to an already difficult situation. • If your pet is on any medications, keep a few days’ worth in your kit. Also include an up-to-date copy of medical records, as well as contact information for your veterinarian and additional veterinary and pet care organizations in your area. • You should have a brief, written explanation of your pet’s feeding routine, personality and any behavioral issues. In a disaster, your pet may receive care from someone who doesn’t know him as well as you do.

8IN UNIFORM Hulsey graduates from basic training Air Force Airman Jennifer M. Hulsey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Jennifer M. Airmen who complete basic Hulsey training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hulsey earned distinction as an honor graduate. She is the daughter of Anne and Donald Hulsey of Genoa and a 2011 graduate of Genoa-Kingston High School.

8PRARIE FLOWERS Thanks for helping letter carrier food drive To the Editor: Thank you to the residents of Sycamore for participating in our annual food drive held on May 10. Together with you, the National Association of Letter Carriers donated almost 3,400 pounds of food to our local food pantries. This year’s donations from your generousity once again supported the Sycamore Food Pantry in the United Methodist Church and also one at Salem Lutheran Church. Thank you to Marlin Anderson, Joel Maurer and volunteers at UMC and to Liz Ezell, Carole Boies and volunteers at Salem. As always, these food drives are not possible without the help of our volunteers. Thank you to retired Postmaster Steve Davenport, his wife Carrie and daughter, Dawn, retired carrier Dave Lundberg, Teri Pardrige, Nina Pardridge, Olga Bannister and her son, Jonathan, as well as the staff at the post office working that day. Thank you again for another successful year and please help us again next year to increase our support. Larry Lovejoy Sycamore Post Office

Sandwich Cruise Night a success To the Editor: Despite the day’s unusual weather, the Cruise Night organized by the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce was a success. Proceeds from the evening’s 50/50 and raffle ticket sales will be donated to the Lions Club Sandwich Beautification Project. The Sandwich Chamber would like to thank the following event sponsors: Spotlight Premier Members – Castle Bank and KishHealth System; Event Sponsors – Castle Bank and Just In Time Heating Air Conditioning Refrigeration Plumbing; Trophy Sponsors – Black Magic Customs, Country Financial – Kathy Martin, Just In Time Heating Air Conditioning Refrigeration Plumbing, Mike’s Auto Body, Pozzi Chimney Sweep, RWB Associates, Speed Wrench Garage, Todd’s Southtown and Todd’s Towing & Recovery; Food Sponsors – A&B Exteriors, American Family Insurance – Brad Jensen Agency and Heartland Bank & Trust Co.; and Graphic Design Sponsor – Studio 30 Six Graphic Design. We’d also like to thank the following volunteers and donors: Concession Volunteers – Sandwich Girl Scouts Troop 4497; Event Volunteers – Tom Churchill, Ben Copeland, Ashley Crawford, Juan Garcia, Mary Grumieaux, Janeen Henrichs, Alethia Hummel, Kathy Martin, Bill Novicki, Justin Norquist, Stacy Skillin, Sue Swithin, Jim Teckenbrock, Pat Voga, Ian Weeks and Kathy Weeks; Donors – Country Financial – Kathy Martin, Derailed, Mary Grumieaux, Johnson Floral, Just In Time Heating Air Conditioning Refrigeration Plumbing, Mary Kay – Stacy Skillin, NAPA Auto Parts, Resource Bank, Spaesthetics, Waters Dental Group, Kathy Weeks and Willowcrest Nursing Pavilion. Special thanks go to WSPY FM 107.1 for advertising the event, Mayor Rick Olson for DJ’ing, Sandwich Park District for the use of Veterans Park and their popcorn machine and the City of Sandwich for assisting in street closures for the event. Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce

• Don’t forget comfort – include a few toys and a favorite blanket to keep your pet comfortable. Keep your kit somewhere readily accessible in an emergency. Be sure your pet always wears his/her identification. If an impending disaster requires you to evacuate, take your pet with you. Be aware of your pet’s favorite hiding places so you’ll know where to look when you’re in a hurry to leave. – Brandpoint

Family movie night “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” Rated: PG Length: 92 minutes Synopsis: Dorothy wakes up in posttornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Mar-

shal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. – Clarius Entertainment Violence/scary rating: 2.5 Sexual-content rating: 1 Profanity rating: 1.5 Drugs/alcohol rating: 1.5 Family Time rating: 2. A good family film for those interested in the Oz tales. (Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)

Book report “Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1: Moldylocks and the Three Beards,” by Noah Z. Jones Ages: 5 to 7 Pages: 80 Synopsis: In the Land of Fake Believe, Princess meets a strange girl

named Moldylocks. When Princess’s stomach grumbles, Moldylocks takes her to the home of the Three Beards. The girls sit in the Beards’ chairs, eat their chili, and jump on their beds. The Three Beards are not happy when they get home – and they are very, very hungry! Will Moldylocks and Princess go into the chili pot? With easy-to-read text and engaging full-color artwork throughout, kids will be drawn right into this very funny land of fractured fairy tales! – Scholastic Inc.

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Genoa brothers earn Eagle Scout rank The Walker brothers, Tyler and Andy, recently joined the rank of Eagle Scouts at a court of honor with family, friends and fellow scouts there to honor them. Tyler and Andy are the sons of Todd and Amy Walker of Genoa and members of Genoa Troop 71 sponsored by the Masonic Temple. Attaining the rank of Eagle, the highest rank in scouting, is a significant accomplishment that requires dedication and commitment. The scouts must complete the necessary requirements, including demonstration of their leadership and management skills, before age 18. The two each earned the six ranks and the 21 merit badges required. Their leadership skills were demonstrated when they each served in the position of Senior Patrol Leader within the troop. Andy also was a merit badge counselor at Camp Decorah in Wisconsin last summer and plans to do the same this summer. Another requirement for the Eagle rank is a major project to benefit a community organization. Tyler worked with the Genoa Park District to clear all the brush, dead trees and limbs along the entire northern border of the Lyons Park. A group of 25 volunteers worked five hours to complete the project. Andy planned and organized the decorative planting around the sign for St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sycamore. He had a design in mind and enlisted the help of a local professional landscaper to finalize it.

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Andy and Tyler Walker of Genoa were recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a court of honor in Genoa. The landscaper also donated all the plants and shrubs required for the design. The final step in their journey was to pass an Eagle Scout Board of Review conducted by the Scout Council. Tyler graduated from Genoa-Kingston High School this spring where he played

basketball and ran cross country and track. After graduation he plans to attend Kishwaukee College to study law enforcement. Andy is a junior at G-K High School where he plays football and runs track. Andy plans to continue as Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 71 during his senior year in high school.

Camp Russell offers experiential learning University of Illinois Extension still has openings for Camp Russell summer camp. It is held at the Natural Resource Education Center in Russell Woods Forest Preserve one mile west of Genoa on Route 72. These nature thematic day camps are developed to engage children who enjoy learning about nature and the natural resources around them. Camps are limited to 25 campers so the ratio of campers to instructor is high. There are six different one-week day camps so there is something for everyone. There are three camps for 7- to 9-yearolds. “Dinosaur Dynasty” will be held June 16 through 20. Campers will study the Mesozoic era and learn why we don’t find many

fossils of these amazing creatures in DeKalb County. They will do many activities about rocks and become geologists for the week. “Magnificent Mammals” will run June 23 through 27. Campers will learn about mammals in Illinois and across the world. “Cold Blooded Camp” will run July 14 through 18. Activities will focus on reptiles and amphibians in Illinois. Campers will learn where to look for these creatures and how they can help preserve them in DeKalb County. There also are three camps for ages 9 to 11. “Native American Camp” will be held from July 7 through 11. Campers will learn the native skills of awareness, tracking, fire making, and much more.

New website, app has facts on herbs, grasses University of Illinois Extension is offering two new resources for both gardeners and professional horticulturalists wanting expert advice at the click of a button. A new U of I Extension website offers in-depth cultural information about 31 popular herbs, including favorites such as dill, cilantro, lavender, rosemary and thyme. Other lesser known herbs featured on the website include bay laurel, borage and chervil. In addition, the site contains information on how to harvest herbs for top quality and includes a variety of ways to dry or freeze them. There also is a link to a few tested recipes. Greg Stack, an Extension horticulturist, compiled the information for the herbs website. He said the website is an expanded, updated version of a previous Extension site. Extension also has introduced an Android app

covering information on ornamental grasses useful for Midwestern gardens. The app includes basic information about warm- and cool-season grasses, planting and care instructions, as well as a directory of 21 different grasses that do well in the Midwest. Each grass in the directory has a photo as well as a description and growing information. The app also includes Youtube videos pertinent to ornamental grasses. A special feature is that users can create a collection of photographs of their own grasses or grasses they are considering. This app is geared toward Master Gardeners, garden center personnel, landscapers and others interested in horticulture. To visit the herbs website, go to http://urbanext.illinois. edu/herbs/. Access to the ornamental grasses app is at http://web.extension.illinois. edu/state/apps.cfm, and will soon be available on iTunes.

“Naturalist Camp” will be held July 21 through 25. This camp covers everything nature from forests, rivers, rocks and plants to activities about wildlife. This is definitely for those kids who want to be immersed in nature study. If your child happens to be a Webelo Boy Scout, then this camp will meet the requirements for three badges (forester, geologist and naturalist) in this one week of camp. Unfortunately, the summer finale, Rockin’ in the River is filled. For questions about Camp Russell, call the Natural Resource Education Center at 815-784-2000. To download a copy of the registration, visit web.extension.illinois. edu/bdo/.

8BRIEFS Banquet set for south county school alumni The Indian Creek-Shabbona-Waterman Alumni Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. June 14 at Indian Oaks Country Club in Shabbona. Cost is $30 per person. Call 815-824-2202 or 815-2643450 for information.

Nominees sought for Good Samaritan award Annually the Board of Trustees of Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center recognizes and honors an individual in the community as a modern-day Good Samaritan. This award is presented to someone who has demonstrated his or her commitment to the community and to its people in any number of ways. A modern Good Samaritan is a person who cares for others beyond the normal compassion of most people; a person who actively participates in various community organizations and combines community service with personal caring; or a person who works quietly to better the lives

of others. These criteria are simply a guide and are not all-inclusive. Nominees should come from the communityat-large and do not necessarily have to have an association with Oak Crest. To nominate a person for the Good Samaritan Award, request a nomination form by calling 815-756-8461 or email cbuehler@ Nominations must be returned by June 30 to: Community Relations Committee, Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Bill Cho’s United Taekwondo schedules open house Bill Cho’s United Taekwondo, 1598 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, will offer a free self-defense class at its open house on Friday. There will be tours of the facility, free hot dogs and bakery goods, a demo team performance at 6 p.m. and the self-defense class taking place immediately after. The open house will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Call 815-895-2008 for more information.

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Matchbook winemaker balances fruit and oak UNCORKED James Nokes

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This July 18, 2013, photo shows a model wearing Barraca Chic swimwear at the MBFW Swim fashion show in Miami Beach, Florida. Expect bold colors, metallic materials and sporty styles on beaches this summer in, surprisingly, more one-piece silhouettes.

Swimwear: Bold colors, metallics, sporty styles The Associated Press CHICAGO – Expect bold colors, metallic materials and sporty styles on beaches this summer in, surprisingly, more one-piece silhouettes. Here’s a quick guide to this season’s swim looks:

The Fashion Patterns, Prints, Colors: Look for bold, solid colors as opposed to pastels or jewel tones. “Definitely more vibrant,” says Marissa Rubin, People StyleWatch’s senior market editor. Also: Black and white, graphic details and writing or words, global prints and metallics in silvers, bronze, pewter and gold. “It looks really great on bronze skin, the metallics really pop,” Rubin said. Sporty Styles: Fashion designers are looking to athletic brands for inspiration, Rubin said. Specifically: Zippers,

mesh inserts or cut outs, neoprene material and rashguard influences. Versatile Cover Ups: Traditional covers ups are making way for multi-use garments, like jersey dresses that can go from “pool to barbecue or pool to picnic or out at night,” Rubin said. Other options: Shirt dresses or oversized men’s button down shirts, caftans and tunics that hit mid-thigh or at the knee.

The Finances Return of the One-piece: Sales of one-piece swimsuits have gone up. Data from market research group NPD show one-piece sales increasing 15 percent from the April 2012-toMarch 2013 period to the April 2013-to-March 2014 period. One-piece sales netted $819.6 million during 2013-2014 range compared with $783.9 million for two piece swimsuits, which saw a 9 percent loss. “The one-piece has the ability to be able to contour

one’s figure in a better way,” said Marshal Cohen, NPD’s chief retail analyst. Mix and Match: Women are increasingly buying a basic swim bottom that fits well and pairing it with multiple tops in different lengths and patterns. NPD data show sales of $550.5 million for swimwear tops from April 2013-to-March 2014 compared with $368.7 million for bottoms. “Women aren’t concerned as much anymore about having a complete matchymatchy outfit,” Cohen said. “It’s perfectly OK to buy a $9 top and put it with a $20 bottom.” Overall Sales: The women’s swimwear market totaled $2.9 billion in sales from April 2013-to-March 2014, according to NPD. That’s up slightly from $2.8 billion during the 2012-2013 period. Cover ups saw a 7 percent increase in sales from the April 2012-toMarch 2013 period to the April 2013-to-March 2014 period.

Winemaker spotlight Fruit was important for Cederquist. He quickly rattled off all the fruit flavors he finds pleasing in Chardonnay. Yet, with 20 percent new oak, Matchbook offered a hint of oak. “It’s a nice in-between,” Cederquist said. “I like the spicy notes new oak can impart. But I love the melon, apple and pineapple characteristics of Chardonnay. We don’t need too much oak. I like the fruit components. They are important. I want a vibrant, fresh, lively feel.” Matchbook has loads of fruit up front and finishes with an oak spice and creme brûlée creaminess. It’s a challenge to get the right mix right for Cederquist, just as it’s a daily task during the growing season to manage the vienyard. Harvest takes place two


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Dan Cederquist is the winemaker for Matchbook wines. to three weeks earlier than cooler climate areas like the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley or Santa Barbara. An abundance of sunshine makes canopy management vital. A developed canopy is cut only on one side, which shields the fruit from the oppressive sun. “It’s warmer and there is more sun,” said Cederquist about the Matchbook vineyards in the Dunnigan Hills. “I was familiar with cooler climate Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley. But the fruit just does so well here. We get high pH and low acid which results in rich Chardonnay and we’ve embraced that.”

What to buy Matchbook, Old Head Chardonnay 2012 ($14.99): Vanilla,

Jona Gold apples and creme brûlée flavors flourish at a great price. The nose of pears and caramel yield to a fruit forward Chardonnay.

Wine 101 A continuation of the Matchbook theme is a reserve Chardonnay. The 2012 Arsonist will be an expression of the top 5 percent of all Chardonnay in the Matchbook cellar. Expect a rich, creamy, buttery Chardonnay that represents the best of the best at Matchbook.

• James Nokes writes a bi-weekly wine column for the Daily Chronicle. He’s been tasting, touring and collecting in the wine world for several years. Contact him at


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Friend of the Child a champion for children The 2014 recipient of 4C: Community Coordinated Child Care’s Friend of the Child Award is Amy Adams of Sterling. In 1989, 4-C established the Friend of the Child Award to recognize the outstanding efforts of people and organizations that have truly made a difference in the lives of young children. Adams has contributed to the early childhood community by enhancing the lives of countless children. Described by her nominator as spending her career working as a champion for children, Adams began her professional career working with adolescent girls. She moved on to provide parental support and education to first-time mothers. During her tenure at Sinnissippi, Adams helped to advocate for programs for children ages

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Amy Adams is the 2014 recipient of the 4C Friend of the Child Award. 0 to 5 to enhance their social and emotional development. Adams believes in the importance of children’s

social and emotional development as well as their physical development. When her program began receiving referrals for children as young as 3 at risk of being expelled from programs due to acting-out behavior, Adams found the resources to provide appropriate assessments and services for very young children to receive the mental health support needed. Adams spearheaded the grant writing for two grants that continue to support this fragile population. She always makes sure child care is represented in all of the community projects she works on. One nominator said, “I learned from Amy to honor the family and the parents; she believes that the role of the parent in the family is the most important relationship in the success of the children.”

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Kirkland library receives grant

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The Kirkland Public Library recently received a grant in the amount of $2,375 from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The grant was used to upgrade both the patron computers, which had not been updated for 12 years, and the staff computers. The update was necessitated by Windows informing the library it would no longer support the XP operating system. Pictured (from left) are Lorene Finkle, Kirkland Public Library Board of Trustees president; Donna Turner, DCCF representative; and Linda Fett, library director.

Equine Dreams receives grant

Child care director honored for operating center ‘just like family’ Michele Baker-McElroy, owner and director of Once Upon a Time Child Care in Sycamore, is the 2014 recipient of the Marian Baker Child Care Professional Award given by 4C: Community Coordinated Child Care. In 1999, 4-C established the Marian Baker Child Care Professional Award in memory of Marian Baker, longtime friend and board member of 4-C. This award recognizes individuals who possess the distinction and passion which Baker exemplified in her role as teacher, board member and child advocate. A nominator said that Baker-McElroy’s relationships with the children and parents in her center are just like family. She always has a smile on her face and welcomes all who enter her center by name. Baker-McElroy is dedicated to the well-being of all the chil-

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Michelle Baker-McElroy is the 2014 recipient of the 4C Marian Baker award.

make sure each child in her center feels important and loved, according to her nominators. A parent wrote, “After visiting her center and meeting her team, we felt right at home. I have never felt so happy for my child when she is away from her mom and dad.” As owner/director of Once Upon a Time Child Care, Baker-McElroy has worked hard to achieve accreditation for her center and always has best practices in mind when establishing her curriculum. An additional nominator noted that Baker-McElroy is her best when she is teaching and encouraging children with an enthusiasm that is contagious. “Michele’s child care center is not a job to her; it is her passion, her love and a joy in her life,” one nominator wrote.

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Patty Foster of the DeKalb County Community Foundation (left) presents a grant check for $2,655 to Windy Kopecky, head instructor and board member of Equine Dreams in Newark. The grant from the community foundation will help Equine Dreams complete a therapeutic sensory riding trail. Equine Dreams provides therapeutic horseback riding services free to 75 to 100 participants from DeKalb, Kendall, Kane and LaSalle counties each week.

Do you think you have one of the most beautiful or unique homes in Oak Crest crowns king, queen dren in her care and strives to create an environment that is nurturing and educational. She works effortlessly to

Gordon and Lucy Melms were crowned the Oak Crest King and Queen at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center’s spring dance. Sycamore High School Key Club and Interact Club turned the Vista Room at Oak Crest into an enchanted garden for the event. Students presented the residents with flowers as they arrived at the dance, served them cookies and punch throughout the evening and danced with many of the residents who were anxious to get on the dance floor. The dance has been an annual service project for the two clubs for many years. The “Chicago Hot Four” played music for dancing and listening. As Oak Crest royalty, the Provided photo Melmses will serve all year participating in festivals in the commu- Lucy and Gordon Melms were crowned the 2014 king and queen at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center. nity and events at Oak Crest.



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8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – You are in a high-energy cycle this year, so pushing ahead is a must. You will be able to choose the path that will bring the greatest rewards if you are determined to make things happen. Don’t waste time when pursuing your dreams. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your insight and intelligence will leave a favorable impression. Do your best to build a solid base, and it will allow you to head in a direction that suits you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Don’t get conned into taking on someone else’s responsibilities. Whether the pressure is coming from friends or family, let everyone know that you can’t be bullied or coerced. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Lady Luck is in your corner. Self-improvement efforts will give you more confidence and the ability to sell your innovative ideas. Be proud of your achievements and prepare to show off a little. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Don’t be too quick to offer unsolicited advice. If you come off as a know-it-all, you may end up being saddled with projects that you don’t want. Offer positive suggestions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – There are many confusing changes going on around you. Trust your instincts. You will find the right path if you believe in your capabilities, talents and integrity. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Don’t feel that you have to conform to the same schedule day after day. Put in extra time. Your boss will thank you, and you can accomplish a lot without the distraction of others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – If you are feeling sluggish, it’s because you aren’t devoting enough time to physical activity. Get out in the fresh air and play. A fitness challenge will promote energy and enthusiasm. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Real estate deals look quite lucrative at present. First impressions will be very important. By spending a little cash, you can make some beneficial changes that could net a high return. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You may be sabotaging your own happiness. Get out with friends to explore entertaining activities. Laughter really is the best medicine. A fun-loving attitude will attract positive attention. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Try to devise new means to increase your cash flow. You have several ideas worth marketing. Stick to a budget that is realistic, and forge ahead. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Stifle your temper today. Take an honest look at your own shortcomings before you try to change someone else. Acceptance will be the key to avoiding discord. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Don’t make excuses for someone who is being dishonest. You can best protect your reputation by showing honesty and integrity. Don’t waffle under pressure from someone with selfish motives.


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Teen initiates ‘the talk,’ but mom opts to dodge Dear Abby: I’m 16 and entering my junior year of high school. My boyfriend, “Jonah,” and I have been dating for almost a year and we would like to become sexually active, but I’m scared condoms won’t cut it. I have tried talking to my mom about it, but she doesn’t think I should go on birth control. Abby, I’m just trying to keep the risk of getting pregnant as low as possible. I’m not sure my mom understands that. What should I do? I know for sure my mother will find out if I go to my doctor and talk privately about this with her. Please help me because I’m just trying to protect myself. – Practical Teen in New York Dear Practical Teen: You appear to be a levelheaded young woman who is trying to make mature decisions. Discussing sex with parents can be difficult – not only for you, but also for them. If you are willing to talk about this with your mother again, try using a magazine, a TV show or my column as a jumping-off point to start the conversation. Sometimes it may take more than one talk to feel comfortable disclosing your personal feelings and intentions. You should be able to get confidential health services

Medicaid or other state programs may lower the costs. Dear Abby: Do you think it’s bad that my two girls don’t see their father? I don’t keep them from him. He’s welcome from your doctor or another to see them, but he is now rehealth care provider. Demarried and has never asked pending upon where you live, for them. He left our househowever, parental permission hold 10 years ago. may be needed. You will have To be honest, the girls to check to find out. don’t even talk about him In terms of birth control anymore. Is it OK to let them methods, hormonal birth go on with their lives with the control is effective when used family members who are in correctly. But using hormonal it? – New Mexico Mommy birth control and a condom Dear New Mexico Mommy: It’s TOGETHER offers the best sad that your daughters have protection from both pregnan- no relationship with their cy and sexually transmitted father. However, because diseases. he has shown no interest in having one with them, you For many years, I have have no option but to let them recommended Planned Parenthood (plannedparenthood. go on with their lives. The question that comes to org) for reproductive health services, which include infor- mind is, has he been supportmation, contraception, testing ing the girls financially? If the answer is no, you should have and education about a full gotten a lawyer involved 10 range of options for women, years ago. men and teens across the Dear Abby: I have a very United States. Its services are confidential and comply with hard time expressing my condolences. I panic and avoid relevant laws, which may sadness at all costs. I’ll give vary from state to state. you two examples: My boss’s Some Planned Parenthood husband died. (I worked for centers scale their charges according to income, and most him, too.) Because I couldn’t accept health insurance. Your talk to her, I avoided her like she had the plague. local Planned Parenthood Another time, a close health center can give you spefriend’s son tried to commit cific information about costs suicide and severely injured and policies. If you qualify,

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips

himself. Instead of hugging my friend’s wife and asking how she was, I waved and went on like I was late for something. I’m ashamed of my behavior. How can I stop myself from acting like this? – Embarrassed in California Dear Embarrassed: One way would be to ask yourself WHY you’re afraid of confronting someone’s sadness. Is it fear that doing so will bring you to tears, and you want to avoid the emotion? Because you are feeling shame, I don’t think it is lack of empathy. Being prepared in advance may help you reach out when a condolence is needed. All you have to say is, “I’m sorry for your loss,” or, “I’m sorry about what you’re going through.” In some cases, the person may want to exchange a few words about it, but in others they won’t. Please stop beating yourself up about this. Many people don’t know what to say, or blurt out something inappropriate because they’re uncomfortable with their own feelings. Dear Abby: I work in a small bakery. We have a very nice baker here who is an older gentleman. When he gets frustrated, he will shout out, “Son-of-a-rabbit-chaser!” We all laugh and have asked him what that saying actually

means. He told us his father used to say it. Now the entire bakery is trying to guess what this saying’s true meaning and origin is. Can you help us out? My boss seems to think a “rabbit chaser” is referring to a greyhound dog because they chase rabbits. I don’t think that makes sense. I’m wondering if maybe it refers to a dirty old man chasing a younger woman, but that doesn’t really make sense either. If you can shed any light on this, we would all appreciate it. – Dying To Know in Milwaukee Dear Dying To Know: According to my dictionary of American slang, when someone starts an exclamation with “son-of-a,” it is usually to express “anger, annoyance, amazement or disappointment.” The animals that usually chase rabbits are dogs. Your baker may have grown up hearing his father use the expression because back then gentlemen weren’t supposed to say “SOB” in front of ladies or impressionable children because it was considered too crude for tender ears. Ahh, those were the good old days.

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Strengthen ankle muscles to prevent future strains Dear Dr. K: I have weak ankles, and as a result, I have frequent ankle sprains. Can you suggest some ankle-strengthening exercises? Dear Reader: Our ankles are workhorses and take a lot of abuse. They must bear the full weight of our bodies, yet stay nimble and flexible through every step and jump. It’s amazing they work as well as they do. As is true with every weight-bearing joint in our bodies, the muscles that affect the movement of the joint are the joint’s best friends. I learned this the hard way. I badly injured my right quadriceps muscle playing basketball when I was in my 20s. The quadriceps is in the front of the upper leg and

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff protects the hip. Despite my exercising, that muscle never regained normal strength. As a result, 30 years later I needed a right hip joint replacement. My left hip was perfectly fine. Weak muscles supporting the ankle make you more vulnerable to injuries such as sprains. They also make you more likely to fall, and to suffer injuries from the fall. Ankle sprains stretch or even tear the ligaments that keep ankle bones and joints properly positioned. And in a vicious cycle, lax ligaments

set the stage for additional sprains. A combination of strengthening and stretching ankle exercises can help increase much-needed flexibility in your ankles. They can help build up supporting muscles that keep you balanced whether you’re standing still, walking over changing terrain or dancing. Here are two ankle-strengthening exercises and one ankle stretch. I’ve put photos of these exercises on my website. • Single leg stance (strengthening): Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart. Lift your right foot a few inches off the floor, bending your knee slightly, and balancing on your left

leg. Hold for 60 seconds, then lower your foot to the starting position. Repeat with your left leg. This completes one set. Do one to three sets, resting for 30 to 90 seconds between sets. • Heel raises (strengthening): Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart and your hands at your sides. Slowly lift up on your toes so that your heels rise off the floor as high as possible. Pause, then slowly return to the starting position. Do one to three sets of 10 reps, resting for 30 to 90 seconds between sets. • Seated point and flex (stretching): Sit up straight in a chair with both feet on the floor. Lift your right foot a few inches off the floor.

Slowly flex your ankle so your toes point up toward the ceiling. Hold 10 to 30 seconds. Then slowly point your toes toward the floor. Hold 10 to 30 seconds. Finish 3 to 4 reps, then repeat the stretch with your left foot. This completes the set. As we have grown heavier in the United States over the past 40 years, our ankles have been subjected to even more challenges. If you’ve ever had an ankle injury, or if you sometimes feel unsteady on your ankles, consider regular exercise, in addition to the exercises above, to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

8TODAY’S WEEKEND PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Twinge 5 Nobody’s fool 10 Almanac tidbit 14 Intense, as colors 19 Accept, as a check 20 Osmond or Curie 21 Improvise (hyph.) 23 Loose-limbed 24 Wide-eyed orphan 25 Cousin’s dad 26 She took the veil 27 Overfly 28 Pharaoh’s amulet 30 Throat clearers 32 Kind of mitt 33 Persian of today 34 Got through 36 Jacques’ girl 38 Sloppy — 40 Meadow grazer 41 Planted seed 42 Be an accomplice 43 “Driving Miss Daisy” Oscar winner 45 Hannibal’s route 49 No, to a lassie 50 Country addrs. 51 Hoarfrost 52 Rumple 56 Mistaken belief 58 Hoofed animal 59 Conclusion 60 Too 61 Impostors 62 Billowing garment 63 Antiquated 64 Utmost degree 65 Vine-covered 66 Like so 67 Bounders 68 Texas town (2 wds.) 71 Two-timer 72 Corn bin 73 Honey holders 74 Digestive juice 75 Compelling 78 Seductive women 79 Chamomile et al. (2 wds.)

83 Prez’s stand-in 84 Change form 85 Linoleum square 86 XX – VI 87 Our sort 90 Growing mediums 91 Orkin target 92 Laissez- — 94 Mil. branch 95 Donahue or Jackson 96 Protrudes 97 Nutritious legume 98 Publisher McNally 100 Lieutenant under Kirk 101 Hookah 102 Pleased 103 Cliff dwelling, now 104 Markdown 105 Poets’ eyes 106 Vacuum part 107 Slight advantage 108 Coliseum 110 Rainbow goddess 111 Turns state’s evidence 113 “Can it!” 116 Easel display 117 Pate de foie — 118 Fly blocker (2 wds.) 123 Found out 125 Kind of tradition 127 Imitated Bossy 129 “Oh, my!” (2 wds.) 130 Tedium 131 Man with a van 133 Of Carthage 135 Do the trick 136 Desktop pictures 137 Shorthand pro 138 Purplish flower 139 Four-footed pal 140 Bandmate of Mick 141 Role for Liz 142 Rodeo gear 143 Canonized mlles.

DOWN 1 Puerto Rican port 2 Kofi of the U.N. 3 Bete — 4 Standouts 5 Dallas sch. 6 Dugong cousin 7 Leaned backward 8 Annoyed 9 Be full of 10 “When We Was —” 11 Deft 12 Novelist — Cussler 13 Driftwood bringer 14 Fluctuated 15 Disney CEO Bob — 16 British cleric 17 Massey of “Love

Happy” 18 Levi Strauss stock 19 Padlock adjunct 22 — Disraeli 29 Wild horses 31 Cavalry sword 35 On vacation 37 Month, in Madrid 39 Singles 42 To — — (exactly) 43 Fork prongs 44 Vocalist — Sumac 45 Uphold 46 Cocoon dwellers 47 Braids 48 Pivot 50 Gym iterations 51 Grabs a cab 53 Humerus neighbor 54 Mach 1 breakers

55 London district 57 Explain further 58 Finger-paint 59 Bungles 62 Elegant 63 Pizzazz 66 Stumble 67 Plays boisterously 68 Gael republic 69 Attorney’s deg. 70 Boxer, maybe 72 Hudson Bay tribe 73 Sagan and Jung 74 Asteroid zone 76 Baseball award 77 Sushi morsel 78 Monsieur’s shout 79 Give the raspberry 80 Went out 81 Being broadcast 82 Willowy

84 Watered silk 85 Chapeau’s place 87 Good engine sound 88 Hairy twin 89 Upscale hotel chain 90 Gridiron coach Don — 91 Baby seals 92 Swamp 93 Poker stake 95 Ghosts 96 Triangular sails 97 Recorded 99 Spiral molecule 100 Net surfer 101 Chandelier pendant 102 Bamboo stalk 105 Zoologists’

mouths 106 Shuttlecocks 109 Appetizer tray item 110 A Mandrell sister 111 Perfumes 112 Creeps about 113 Valentino role 114 And so 115 Vietnam’s capital 117 Chair’s mallet 118 March composer 119 Ship’s crane 120 Hold the floor 121 Skips past 122 Bank on 124 Least of the litter 126 Campus org. 128 Fiery gem 132 Aussie jumper 134 — -Magnon


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Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

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Stephan Pastis

Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

Stone Soup


Brianand & Greg Jim Borgman JerryWalker Scott

Jimmy Johnson

Lincoln Peirce

Jan Eliot

Bill Schorr

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“Sunning on a sunday afternoon” Photo by: Patti

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CITY OF DEKALB Police Department has the following positions available:

Community Service Officer (part time)

Telecommunicator / 911 Dispatcher (full and part time) Applications, deadline information & complete job descriptions may be obtained from: Human Resources, 200 S. Fourth St., DeKalb or Applications are required, resumes may be included.

CONSTRUCTION CARPENTERS NEEDED! CCA Midwest, Inc. the largest Carpenter Contractor located in the Chicagoland area is presently seeking experienced residential Carpenter candidates for steady work in and around the towns of Joliet, Shorewood, Plainfield, Naperville, Aurora and Oswego. Pay is determined by skill, ability and prior experience. We pay the highest in our market and we are the only residential carpenter contractor that provides FREE healthcare for the Employee, Employee + Spouse and Employee + Child (ren). An affordable premium contribution is required for complete family coverage. In addition we offer dental, vision and participation in the 401K Plan. If interested in steady residential carpentry work and for immediate consideration and job assignment call 815-544-1699 and asked to be placed on the hiring list or email resume to: You will get a return call from our field operations.


Conserv FS Inc. is currently seeking a highly motivated, honest, dependable person, for our Petroleum Sales / Delivery position at our DeKalb, Illinois facility. Duties to include customer contact to facilitate sales and delivery of bulk and packaged fuels and lubricant products. Complete benefit package available. Requires a valid class B CDL with hazardous material, tanker, and air brake endorsements. Previous Petroleum Sales and Delivery experience preferred. Send resume or contact: Brock Bentson at Conserv FS Inc. PO Box 1550, Woodstock IL, 60098 Telephone: 815-334-5928

PIPE WELDER / FIELD TECH Immediate opening for pipe welder/ field tech. Must be willing to travel & have valid DL. Send responses to or call 815-758-1021 ROOFING LABORERS WANTED Drivers license & transportation a must. Call 815-748-8895

CAREGIVERS Home Instead Senior Care needs experienced Caregivers. Call: 815-754-1300

JANITOR / CUSTODIAN EBM, Inc. in DeKalb is looking for 2 part time evening Janitor / Custodians. Please call Kathy Rystof at 847-815-7106 for further information.

School Nurse Paw Paw CUSD #271 is seeking a nurse for the District, one day a week, or split over 2 days. A licensed school nurse is pref'd but not required. Salary is negotiable. Job starts July 28th, 2014. Send letter of interest and resume to: Mr. Chuck Schneider, Principal, P O Box 37, Paw Paw, IL 61353. 815-627-2671

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING Dynamic RN needed to assist with nursing administration in a skilled, long term care facility. Responsibilities include providing, planning, coordinating, and managing nursing care services, health education, and infection control monitoring. Excellent benefits Retention bonus Competitive salary Apply at:

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BATAVIA – 530 ELM ST. EVERYTHING MUST GO!!! Fri-Mon 9am - 2pm Sectional sofa, 42" flat tv, soundbar with woofer, tv console, bookcases, exercise equipment, bikes, tools, outdoor furniture, household goods, artwork, electronics, small appliances and much, much more!! DEKALB - 516 S. 5th St Friday, May 23-9a-4p and Saturday, May 24: 9a-Noon Computer desk, working lawnmower, breakfast table and 2 chairs, Weber kettle grill, printer, garden decorations, clothes and much more!

DEKALB 292 BENT GRASS CIR FRI 5/23 & SAT 5/24 8:00 – 1:00 Household goods, tools, furniture, jewelry, some sterling, vintage items, some clothing, misc., clean, quality items.


THUR, FRI & SAT MAY 22, 23 & 24 8AM – 5PM

1018 S 2ND ST Multi-Family Sale! Baby items, Household items, Pair of jet skis, Camping supplies, Too many items to list!


Moving Sale 32388 White St. Friday, 4 PM - 7 PM Saturday, 8 AM - ?


Washer & dryer, two buffets, desks, antiques & collectibles, books, housewares, glasswares, ephemera, Weider home gym, weights & bench, tools, trailer, dog crate, bookshelves, curtains, misc. linens, and a major plant sale – will dig perennials and shrubs from yard, king size mattress & box spring, chest of drawers, mirrors, and vintage picture décor items.

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Landes Trucking Call David NOW: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM CST


CRYSTAL LAKE HEAVY DUTY TRUCK TECHNICIAN Truck / Trailer Repair Center seeking experienced full-time Heavy Duty Truck Technician. Successful applicant must be able to efficiently & accurately diagnose & repair all malfunction breakdowns. 5+ years experience in field, basic computer skills, Mack truck or additional OEM certifications preferred. Valid drivers license, have own tools. Must be physically able to handle heavy parts, tools. We provide competitive wage, vacation, uniform, 401k, insurance. Send resume to: AXLE & EQUIPMENT SALES CO 1049 Paramount Parkway Batavia, IL 60510

SAT & SUN MAY 24 & 25 10AM - 4PM 407 KEITH AVE. '88 Scotty Camper, '72 Fishing Boat & Trailer, Pool & Ping Pong Table, Furniture, King Size Bed, Snowblower, Lawn Mower, Tools & MUCH MORE!

Kathy's Estate Sales 847-363-4814 Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

Heavy Duty Kenmore Electric Washer and Dryer. Excellent working condition & looks (white). Located in Fairdale, IL. $160 for the pair. Call Sharon 815-751-2747

SIGN - Miller's Highlife Beer Sign Mirrored Background and Metal. $35. 847-515-8012 Vintage Typewriter, Grey Royal, Upright, Still Works! - $20/OBO 815-758-6335

Piano – upright, Kawai, 49”, $3000 312-479-0096

Matching Sofa & Chair

Quality from Wirtz Furniture, mint condition, green color, sofa seats 4 - $300. 815-758-6335

slot machines, juke box, antique dresser, buffet, albums/45's, vintage mens magazines, jigsaw puzzles, beer signs, stereo's much, much more ! So Much Stuf... So Little Time !!

SUGAR GROVE HUGE CHURCH GARAGE SALE! May 23 - May 24, 9am-7pm Village Bible Church 874 N State Route 47 Corner of Rt 47 and Bliss Rd Shop away at one of the largest, most well organized church garage sales in the Northwest Suburbs!


GARAGE SALE THURS, FRI & SAT MAY 22, 23 & 24 8:30AM – 4PM

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Lincoln 1979 Mark – V Collectors Series, runs great, excellent cond., 400 engine, leather, 8 track w/CD, dipping beams, aluminum keyholes, very clean inside and out. $2,500/obo 815-758-2855 or 815-761-5039

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

DeKalb 1BR With Study Stove, fridge, heat included. 815-748-4085 DEKALB ~ 227 N. 1st Large 2BR, carport, A/C, laundry. Clean, quiet and secure. $750/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

DeKalb ~ 857 ½ Ellwood Ave. Small Upper ~1BR, fenced yard, $415/mo. ~ single occupancy 630-746-4646 ~ 815-375-4615

ROCHELLE 1 & 2 BEDROOM Remodeled, clean and quiet. Available now. 815-758-6580 or 815-739-5806

A MUST SEE! 700 SQ FT Eat in kitchen w/deck. $525/mo Includes all utilities, except electric Bill @ 815-501-0913

848 Borden Ave 2 Story, 3BD, 2 full & 2 half BA, Frpl, partially finished Basement, fenced backyard w/stamped concrete patio. $241,900 Matt Hoffman 815-501-3351 Hoffman Realty

MOBILE HOME Countryside Estates, Sandwich 14 x 64' on lot 65 x 110' 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, new appliances and upgrades, garage, warranted home roof, beautiful wood panel interior, bright and spacious rooms, owner selling $29,900 815-498-2067

Shabbona ~ Spacious 2BR Newly painted, W/D hook-up. No dogs, $635/mo + security. 847-738-2334

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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

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

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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

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Laing Mgmt.

Homemade Wooden Utility Trailer 8' x 5' Heavy Duty, good condition, painted red. $350 o.b.o. In Fairdale, IL. Call Sharon 815-751-2747.

79 Lincoln Mark V Cartier Centenial Immaculate $8800 815-508-2916

Stone Prairie

815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600

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

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

Sycamore – Small Studio Apt. walk to downtown, no pets, $475/mo. 815-751-5904 Sycamore Upper 2BR Duplex 1.5BA, W/D in common area. No pets/smoking, $700/mo + 1st last security. 815-501-1378

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Sycamore-For Sale Syc Prairie Business Pk 4778 sf Ind. Condo 1200 sf Office/Int. dock NEW PRICE $367,240

Sycamore-for Lease 430 N. Main St. Retail-Office Space 1,200-2,800 sq. ft. $10/sf. nnn Ruthanne Trunda, CCIM 815-739-1849 Matt Hoffman 815-501-3351

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

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University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2, 3BR DeKalb – Ranch 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, full basement, Move in Ready, Completely Renovated $146,000 815-501-5839

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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.

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



Kitchen Table with 4 Chairs $40. 815-784-2857

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Smaller with weights, $50. 815-761-8571

Dresser, 72”L 29”H 19”D, 9 drawers, sycamore, make an offer, must haul 815-217-2292

Will beat anyone's price by $300.


Weider Home Gym Model# WESY 4920, like new condition, dismantled and ready to go, in Fairdale, IL. $140 o.b.o. Call Sharon 815-751-2747

Oak, $350 and Oak matching China Cabinet, $325. Both in good condition. 815-761-8571

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer

FOOT SPA Conair Bubbling Foot spa w/ bubbles, heat, vibration, splash guard & massaging nodes. Never Used – In Box - $40 815-895-6096 Full Propane Tank $30 630-365-5888


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SYCAMORE Multi-Family Garage Sale 197 Nichols Dr Thur-Sat May 22-24 8 - 3 Baby-boy/girl clothing nb to 4T also adult name brand. Household items, much misc. Too much to mention you have to come and see!




TWIN BED Complete w/ 4 sheet sets, pad & comforter, excellent condition, clean, $50. 815-762-5760 9a-9p

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Single bed, matress, box spring $150, computer desk $50, work table $50, round kit. Table $30, 2 file cabinets $10/ea, 2 collectible book shelves dr. wood $25/ea 2 settees $60/ea 312-479-0096


478 Turnbury Ct E Multi-Family Moving/Estate Sale! Thur 4-8, Sat/Sun 8-2. EARLY BIRDS WELCOME! Furniture-2 wingback & 2 lounge chairs, table/chairs, ottoman, & more, 90's toys, vintage items, name brand mens/womens clothing, CDs/DVDs, stereo, salt & pepper collection, books, holiday decorations, fabric, scrapbooking, toys & much much more!

2600 North Annie Glidden Rd DeKalb, Illinois 60115


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Gas Fireplace Insert -Ventless 36” w/screen and logs, never used, excellent condition $400 815-344-4384


MOVING SALE! Lots! Lots! Lots!

Wedding/Engagement Set, both wedding rings & engagement ring 38 years old, beautiful set $150 815-762-6054

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MALTA 4 BEDROOM Waterman – Large 2 Bedroom with Garage. Stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, air, no pets/smoking. Call 815-264-3996

DeKalb: 2BR Townhome w/Study, C/A, W/D, Garage Townsend Management 815-787-7368 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

2 + car garage, large yard. Pets neg, $1025/mo + 1st, last sec. 815-757-1045 SYCAMORE 3 BR / 2.5 BA July 1st. Fence, basement, fireplace, pets ok, 2 car garage. $1800/mo 630-841-6868


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

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 DeKalb/Syc/Cortland. Office/Shop/ Warehouse. Price & Size vary! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

Sycamore. 22X29' Shop/Storage 9' overhead door. $400/mo. Heat & Electric incl. J&A RE 815-970-0679

Sycamore – Woodgate Condo 2 bedroom penthouse, quiet living, pool at clubhouse, garage, available June, great for grad students, $830/mo. Reduced rate for longer lease, credit check req'd, call John 630-240-1973


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815-757-1907 GENOA 3BR, 2BA All appl incl, 1 car garage. Large yard, $950/mo. 847-502-8402

Sycamore 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Great room, sun porch, all appl, garage, yard, nice neighborhood. $1000/mo + 1st, last sec, no smkg, avail 6/1. 815-895-4071 Sycamore-2 story, 3 BR, 1.5 BA 1 car garage, 1st/sec dep + all utilities. $950/mo No pets/smoking 815-739-6174

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

PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that the Plan Commission of the City of Sycamore will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Sycamore Center (City Council Chambers), 308 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois to consider the request of James Heinrich for a Special Use Permit to operate an on-site brewery and restaurant (brew-pub) at the property located at 1330 East State Street in Sycamore, IL (PIN #0634-300-018). Information regarding the proposed Special Use Permit is available for public inspection at the City Clerk's Office, 308 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois. All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing or submit written comments to the City Clerk's Office at 308 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178. John Lewis Chairman, Sycamore Plan Commission

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PREPARED BY: Russell E. Burns 1500 E. Lincoln Highway Suite 1-B DeKalb, IL 60115 (815)754-5410 (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 24, 31 & June 7, 2014.)

LEGAL NOTICE: NOTICE is hereby given that the DeKalb Park District intends to contract for the following items and services titled, "2014 PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENTS"; and that plans and specifications are on file and are presently available from Brad Garrison, Supt. of Parks & Development, DeKalb Park District, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, Telephone: (815) 7586663 ext 123. Bids for said contract are invited and will be opened at the office of Brad Garrison, DeKalb Park District, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. The DeKalb Park District reserves the unrestricted right to reject any or all bids received, to waive or not to waive any informality, or to accept the bid considered to be in the best interest of the Park District. Contractor shall not pay less than the prevailing rates of wages to all laborers, workmen, and mechanics performing work under this contract, and shall comply with the requirements of the IL Wages of Employees on Public Work Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12). Project will consist of overlaying and minor patchwork at four locations within the DeKalb Park District. The locations included are the 0.55-mile stretch of DeKalb Nature Trail from N. First Street to Country Club Lane, the circle drive within Hopkins Park, the walking path within Garden of Eden Park and the basketball court within Welsh Park.

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, & Kane County Chronicle, May 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE The Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb will be amending its Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) governing the Public Housing Program. A detailed list of proposed changes is available on our website and our Main Office at 310 N. 6th Street, DeKalb Illinois, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A meeting for public comment on the proposed amendments will be held at 9:00 a.m. June 25, 2014 at the housing authority main office. Written comments will be accepted through July 11, 2014. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 23 & 24, the Midweek, May 28, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Public RFQ Notice: Historic Theatre building planning study for potential addition's. Architectural Firms requested to submit RFQ. Specifications & Form are available by emailing info@ or calling the Egyptian Theatre at 815-7581215. RFQ submittals due: June 6 at 4:00pm. (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 24, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE N O T I C E TO B I D D E R S Sealed proposals will be received by the Sandwich Library District located at 107 East Center Street in Sandwich, IL until 1:00p.m. prevailing time, on June 5, 2014 for the Landscaping of the New Sandwich Public Library at 925 South Main Street in Sandwich, IL. Scope of Work: Scope of work shall include the landscaping, warranty maintenance for a period of 1 year, water irrigation system and Memorial Park items.

Proposals: Proposals shall be submitted in an opaque sealed envelope addressed to: Sandwich District Library, Attn: Landscaping Bid, 107 East Center Street, Sandwich, IL 60548. Bids will be publicly opened at the Sandwich Library at 1:00 p.m. on June 5, 2014. Bids received after the designated time and date of bid opening shall not be considered. The Sandwich Library District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or parts thereof, or waive any irregularities or informalities for any reason within the sole discretion of the Sandwich Library District. Each proposal must be accompanied by a bidders bond or a certified check payable to the owner, equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of the bid as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, the proper contract will be executed and performance bond filed. All bidders must comply with applicable Illinois Law requiring the payment of Prevailing Wages by All Contractors Working on Public Works. Bid proposals shall be prepared with separate bid totals for each of the following work items: overall site landscaping, separate bid for irrigation system area A1-A5 and A6-A8 and separate bid for items within the Memorial Park. Landscaping Plans: Landscaping Plans and Addendum to Landscape Work Proposal covering Prevailing Wage, Insurance and Bond requirements will be available for pick up at the Sandwich District Library located at 107 East Center Street in Sandwich, IL between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tebrugge Engineering will have electronic copies available. Send an email to to request a copy. Questions can be directed to John Tebrugge, Tebrugge Engineering. 630.552.4390 office

pane Autogas pilot program with patrol cars that have been converted to use Propane Autogas as an alternative fuel. Complete specifications are available at the Sheriff's Office 150 N. Main St. Sycamore, IL. 60178 or by Calling 815-895-7273. Proposals must be received at the Sheriff's Office no later than June 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM. Proposal can be downloaded from (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 17 & 24, 2014 and in the MidWeek, May 21 & 28, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT The DeKalb Sanitary District will soon begin a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project. The work will include lining of select sections of sewer pipe (no digging). This work is being done by Michels Pipe Services and is expected to begin the week of March 10th. Normally each section of sewer to be reconstructed will require up to a 24-hour period to complete. If the sewer main that services your home or business is to be lined, the sewer connection to your home or commercial establishment will be sealed off during this time. Consequently, you will be asked to make limited use of your toilet facilities and refrain from doing laundry for 24 hours. If you are going to be affected by this work, you will receive a notice informing you of the date and time of your 24 hour limited water use period. Notifications will be hung on your door.

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 24, 2014.)

We certainly appreciate your cooperation and apologize in advance for any inconvenience this important work may cause you. If you have any questions or comments, please call the DeKalb Sanitary District at 815 758-3513. There is also more information available at: http://www.


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


PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given by the DeKalb Sanitary District, in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, that a Tentative Budget and Or

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 10, 17 & 24, 2014.)

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ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on May 7, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as DOWNRIGHT UPRIGHT! located at 803 S. County Line Road, Maple Park, IL 60151. Dated May 7, 2014 /s/ Douglas J. Johnson DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 10, 17 & 24, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 28, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as MATTIX MUSIC located at 515 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. Dated April 28, 2014

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If you do not receive such a notice, you do not need to change your water use.

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 24, 2014.)

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is seeking request for proposal for the purpose of contracting with a qualified firm to provide Propane Autogas fueling infrastructure and Propane Autogas to be used in a

udge Appropriation Ordinance for said Sanitary District for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2014 and ending April 30, 2015 will appear conveniently on the District's website from and after 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 25, 2014 and will also be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Wastewater Treatment Plant on 303 Hollister Avenue, DeKalb, Illinois, in said District. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 1 p.m. on the 25th day of June, 2014, at the office of the Sanitary District, and final action on the ordinance will be taken by the Board of Trustees at said meeting. Dated this 23rd day of May 2014. DENNIS J. COLLINS, President Board of Trustees DeKalb Sanitary District


2BR, basement, large shed, $900. ALSO 4BR, $1500. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730 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

/s/ Maureen Josh (Clerk of the Circuit Court)

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 24, 2014.)

DeKalb 3 Bedroom, stove, fridge, dishwasher, central air, lg fenced yard, 2 ½ car garage, available June/July 815-758-0079 6 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Basement, Large lot, $1250/mo. 815-746-4646 ~ 815-375-4615

The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4).


Off Coltonville, small 3BR Condo. Water and garbage incl, $800/mo. No pets. 815-758-0019

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Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, or with the representative, or both, within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice 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.

There will be minor pavement replacements, leveling binder and a 1.5" surface overlay. Bid Opening: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., DeKalb Park District, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. Bid will be awarded, provided all necessary requirements have been met, at the regularly scheduled DeKalb Park District Board of Commissioners Meeting that begins at 7:00 PM, June 12, 2014.

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NO: 14 P 50 CLAIM NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION NOTICE is given of the death of Ronald Jackson, Jr., of DeKalb, Illinois. Letters of office were issued on May 14, 2014, to Sherrie Bourdages, Independent Executor of 9075 Elva Road, DeKalb, Illinois, whose attorney is Russell E. Burns, 1500 E. Lincoln Highway, Suite 1-B, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.




REHABBED 4 Bdrm, 2 Bath. All appliances stay. DeKalb Schools, Big Country Kitchen, 2 Car garage. Open House June 1 -- 1 PM to 3 PM 14608 S. First St. DeKalb

3 Bdrms, 2 full baths, Full Basement. Stone Fireplace in Great Room. Huge Garage, Fenced Yard. All appliances stay. Northwest side of DeKalb. $155,000

$159,900 to own this 3 Bdrm, 1 1/2 Bath Country Home. Kaneland schools. Quality Amish Kitchen Cabintry, all appliance stay, workshop/storage out building & a garage.





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