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Landfill could get outside trash Aug. 1 Committee urges County Board to update agreement with Waste Management By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – Trash from McHenry and Kane counties could come to the DeKalb County landfill as early as August if County Board members vote to amend the county’s agreement with Waste Management at their next meeting. DeKalb County’s finance committee voted Wednesday to recommend that the entire County Board vote to allow waste from outside of DeKalb

County to start being accepted Aug. 1 to generate about $70,000 a month through December in order to raise money to help fund the DeKalb County jail expansion. The amended agreement still needs approval from the entire County Board on May 21 in order to become official. Dale Hoekstra, Waste Management director of operations, said the landfill would take in an additional 500 tons of trash a day on top of its current rate of about 300 tons a day.

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“This is the best solution for the county,” Hoekstra said. According to the county’s host community agreement, a minimum of 375,000 tons of trash a year will come to DeKalb County starting Jan. 1. Waste Management representatives said they will target bringing in 500,000 tons a year, the maximum amount of tonnage allowed under the agreement, to bring in more revenue for the county. Officials plan to use the additional revenue to help fund

the expansion process at the county jail. Board members are trying to spend only $23 million on the jail project even though the cheapest of three proposals unveiled April 30 found it would cost $29 million to expand the jail. Anthony Cvek, a Sycamore Republican from District 4, was one of a few County Board members on the finance committee to raise concerns about how Waste Management would handle bringing in the extra trash. Cvek cited the Jan.

14 incident in which students and staff at Cortland Elementary School were sickened by an odor from the landfill. Hoekstra said on odor control officer will be on site when construction takes place when school is not in session to ensure a similar incident doesn’t happen again. Construction began this spring to expand the landfill. “I feel fairly confident it’s been addressed, but it doesn’t change the perception,” Cvek said.

Misty Haji-Sheikh, a Democrat from District 7, was the only board member on the finance committee to vote against the amended agreement with Waste Management. She said she plans to tour Waste Management’s facilities to get a better understanding of the work they do. Hoekstra invited all the County Board members to tour Waste Management’s facilities. “I have too many questions,” Haji-Sheikh said.

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Language misleading about university retiree plan By DAVID MERCER The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN – A troublesome piece of last year’s state pension-reform law may not cut university retirees’ pensions after all, the State Universities Retirement System now says. The retirement system and state universities complained last month that language in the law would inadvertently reduce many university employees’ pensions. The universities said the problem was adding to already large numbers of faculty and staff considering retiring early to avoid other pension cuts in the law. But retirement system Executive Director William Mabe said Tuesday that the language in the law should not be interpreted as saying it would cost retirees a year of pension because that wasn’t the intent, according to The News-Gazette. That is based on the Illinois Teachers Retirement System’s interpretation of the law. The Teachers Retirement System represents 390,000 public school teachers and other employees. The system’s attorneys point to a past Illinois Supreme Court decision to interpret that the language mistakenly placed in the law shouldn’t change its intent, Teachers Retirement System spokesman Dave Urbanek said. The court case, Johnson v. Retirement Board of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund from 1986, said that when pension-related law is ambiguous, it “must be liberally construed in favor of the rights of the pensioner.” “[That case] requires us to render all interpretations to the

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Sarah Stuebing, a Northern Illinois University senior, talks to her horse “Bheir” after taking him out for exercise Friday at Plumcreek Stables in Rochelle. Stuebing will graduate Saturday from NIU and will start her doctoral program in the neuroscience and veterinary medicine at Kansas State in the fall in Manhattan, Kan. She will be boarding two of her American Saddlebred horses down near Kansas State to bring a little home with her.

NIU’s newest graduates eye job market, grad school “From the few times I’ve visited, there are so many clinics and hospitals,” McIntyre said. “It shouldn’t take too long before I find a job at one of them.” If McIntyre succeeds in finding a job, she might represent a positive trend. Statistics recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor show the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates, defined as those ages 20 to 29 who earned a four-year or advanced degree, was 10.9 percent, The Associated Press reported. That was down from 13.3

By ANDREA AZZO DeKALB – Holly McIntyre figures she’ll have better luck finding a job in Texas after she graduates Saturday from Northern Illinois University. McIntyre, an occupational therapy major, will look for a job at a clinic or as an occupational therapy aide as soon as she packs her things and moves to the Lone Star State, where she said a “help wanted” sign is found at almost every window.

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percent in 2012 and the lowest since 7.7 percent in 2007. According to NIU’s Office of Registration and Records, 3,114 students are expected to graduate this semester, including 2,248 undergraduates and 866 graduate students. Many NIU students who will graduate are choosing to continue their studies in hopes of standing out from other applicants, while others hope to set themselves apart through extracurricular activities. NIU student Sarah Stuebing will head to Kansas

State University this fall to begin a dual doctorate program in veterinary medicine and neuroscience. Veterinarians are not required to obtain an advanced degree in neuroscience, but Stuebing is pursuing both degrees out of love for research. “It opens a lot of doors for me,” she said. “That’ll give me the unique set of skills to help humans and animals curably and preventatively.” Meanwhile, NIU senior Carolina Applebee is hoping her work as the pro-

gramming coordinator for the newly formed Communiveristy Gardens will give her a unique edge. The NIUbased organization partnered with DeKalb County Community Gardens, which plants crops across DeKalb County for food pantries and others in need. “It’ll look very good on my résumé,” she said. “It’ll show I’m directly involved with community service. That’s directly involved with nutrition.” Applebee, a nutrition

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Obama: U.S. will help Arkansas rebuild By JIM KUHNHENN The Associated Press VILONIA, Ark. – Surveying the remnants of nature’s destructive power in the country’s midsection, President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to residents of tornado-ravaged Arkansas communities that their government will stand with them until they finish rebuilding. Obama said he wanted to visit this small city about a half-hour north of Little Rock to make sure those grieving the loss of loved ones, their homes and treasured possessions know that they will not be forgotten. “I’m here to make sure that they know and that everybody who’s been affected knows that the federal government’s going to be right here until we get these communities rebuilt,” Obama said after walking through a subdivision in which just six of its 56 homes had any part still standing after storms tore across the state April 27, killing 15 people. “When something like this happens to a wonderful community like this one, it happens to all of us,” he said. Obama first surveyed the rubble by air, peering down from the windows of his helicopter onto a subdivision of short cul-de-sacs that was destroyed. The still-visible rubble was evidence of the random but surgical devastation a twister is capable of. After meeting privately with grieving families, emergency workers and local officials, Obama set out on foot through a section of Vilonia, where residents felt a sense of deja vu. Four people died after a tornado hit Vilonia in 2011. “This town has seen more than its fair share of tragedy,” Obama observed, speaking in front of the wreckage of destroyed homes. The sunny afternoon beneath a nearly cloudless sky was a sharp contrast to the dark storms that struck less than two weeks ago. “But folks here are tough, they look out for one another and that’s been especially clear over the past week.” Obama said there is a lot of cleanup and rebuilding that remains to be done to make Vilonia whole again “but I’m here to remind them they’re not doing this work alone.Your country’s going to be here for you. We’re going to support you

The Associated Press NEW YORK – Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, N.J., always thought she’d have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Although she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won’t be so fortunate next time. “After we had a kid in 2009, I thought, ‘This is not happening again,’” said Strumwasser, 41, adding, “I never really felt comfortable about jobs, how solid they can be.” The financial crisis that came after the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008 did more than wipe out billions in wealth and millions of jobs. It also sent birth rates tumbling around the world as couples found themselves too short of money or too fearful about their finances to have children. Six years later, birth rates haven’t bounced

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President Barack Obama tours tornado-damaged areas of Vilonia, Ark., on Wednesday and talks with Daniel Smith and his sons Garrison Dority and Gabriel Dority (right). Obama is visiting with first responders and families affected by the recent tornadoes before traveling on to California where he will raise money for the Democratic Party and receive an award from a foundation created by movie director Steven Spielberg. every step of the way.” “I could not be more impressed by the spirit of the community that is here,” he said. Obama made the first visit of his presidency to Arkansas while opening a three-day trip to California to raise money for the Democratic Party, accept an award from a foundation created by movie director Steven Spielberg and discuss his energy policy. His quick layover of several hours also has political implications for the state. Among the elected officials accompanying him on the tour was Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, who is seeking re-election to a third term against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton in one of the most expensive and closely watched Senate races in the country. Neither faces an opponent in the May 20 primary. Obama also was joined by Gov. Mike Beebe and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin.

Pryor’s willingness to appear with Obama contrasts with other Democrats in difficult races who have chosen to keep the president at arm’s length. Obama lost Arkansas in the 2008 and 2012 elections and remains deeply unpopular in the state, polls show. Republicans have made major gains in Arkansas over the past two elections by tying Democrats to Obama and his policies, particularly the federal health care law. The GOP controls both chambers of the state Legislature and holds all but one of its congressional seats. The Obama administration has designated four Arkansas counties as major disaster areas because of damage from the storm, part of a violent weather system that killed at least 35 people across the Plains and the South. The twister had winds between 166 mph and 200 mph, the National Weather Service said.

back. For those who fear an overcrowded planet, this is good news. For the economy, not so good. We tend to think economic growth comes from working harder and smarter. But economists attribute up to a third of it to more people joining the workforce each year than leaving it. The result is more producing, earning and spending. Now this secret fuel of the economy, rarely missing and little noticed, is running out. “For the first time since World War II, we’re no longer getting a tailwind,” said Russ Koesterich, chief investment strategist at BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager. “You’re going to create fewer jobs. ... All else equal, wage growth will be slower.” Births are falling in China, Japan, the United States, Germany, Italy and nearly all other European countries. Studies have shown that births drop when unemployment rises, such as during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Birth rates have fallen the most in some regions that were

hardest hit by the financial crisis. In the United States, three-quarters of people surveyed by Gallup last year said the main reason couples weren’t having more children was a lack of money or fear of the economy. The trend emerges as a key gauge of future economic health – the growth in the pool of potential workers, ages 20 to 64– is signaling trouble ahead. This labor pool had expanded for decades, thanks to the vast generation of baby boomers. Now the boomers are retiring, and there are barely enough new workers to replace them, let alone add to their numbers. Growth in the working-age population has halted in developed countries overall. Even in France and the United Kingdom, with relatively healthy birth rates, growth in the labor pool has slowed dramatically. In Japan, Germany and Italy, the labor pool is shrinking. “It’s like health – you only realize it exists until you don’t have it,” says Alejandro Macarron Larumbe, managing director of Demographic Renaissance, a think tank in Madrid.

Bond set for pair accused in DeKalb school break-ins By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI SYCAMORE – The two men accused of breaking into several DeKalb schools and Fairview Cemetery office remained in DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday unable to post $5,000 bail each. Justin A. Butz, 18, of the 100 block of Heritage Drive, and Christopher M. Becker, 18, of the 900 block of South First Street, both of DeKalb, were charged with burglary, criminal damage to

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state-supported property and theft, court records show. Becker also is accused of three counts of criminal defacement for allegedly spray-painting the concession stand at Huntley Middle School.

The duo were arrested after Becker allegedly broke into DeKalb Cathedral of Praise, 1126 S. First St., alone early Tuesday, according to court records. The pastor arrived to find a bag with tools and alcohol on the floor, door trim lying on the floor and a hole on the wall near the administrative office, court records show. Police soon found Becker about four blocks away standing near Lincoln Elementary School, 220 E. Sunset Place, with a black bag containing tools, according

to court records. The pair told police Becker broke into the church alone but that they committed several burglaries at local schools together between April 30 and Monday, court records show. Authorities found cash stolen from Huntley Middle School under a mattress in Butz’ home. If convicted of the most serious charge, each could be sentenced to probation or up to 15 years in prison. Butz is next due in court May 21, while Becker is next due in court May 22.

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DeKalb High School event to promote safe driving By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – Kaitlin Allen knows the temptation to answer a text while driving. She’s hoping to help DeKalb area residents learn why they should abstain from texting and other distractions behind the wheel. On May 17, DeKalb High School leaders will use a little more than 10 percent of the $25,000 Celebrate My Drive grant the school received last year as part of a national State

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will host a parking lot party at the school to promote safe driving in the community. What: Parking lot party “I think people don’t realWhen: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 17 ize what they are doing until Where: DeKalb High School, 501 something actually happens to W. Dresser Road, DeKalb them,” said Allen, a 17-year-old DeKalb High School student. From 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. May Voice your opinion 17 in the main parking lot at DeKalb High School, 501 W. What do you think is the biggest Dresser Road, community danger facing teen drivers? Vote members will be able to particonline at ipate in a number of free activities that demonstrate what it’s Farm Insurance contest pro- like to drive while distracted moting safe teen driving. They or impaired and learn how to

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be safer. “This is an opportunity to reinforce the areas that are the primary reasons why collisions take place and to make sure people make good decisions,” said Mark Sykes, a driver’s education teacher at the school. Michigan-based Kramer Edu-tainment will bring a distracted driving simulator, a video-game like system that allows people to see the dangers of driving while doing other things such as texting. The company will give a presentation at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the

SYCAMORE – A Sycamore man accused of locking his teenage sons in their bedrooms for more than 8 hours is due in court next week. Michael J. Brown, 38, of the 700 block of South Main Street, was charged Michael with unlawful Brown restraint and domestic battery, court records show. On April 26, authorities allege he locked both boys inside their rooms without access to food, water or bathroom facilities. “That was his way of ensuring that the children did not do anything they weren’t supposed to do or leave the residence,” Sycamore police Sgt. Rod Swartzendruber said. He is accused of slapping and punching one boy two days later. The teens are living temporarily with another family member and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is involved, Swartzendruber said. Brown posted $1,500 bail at Sycamore police department Tuesday; his next court date is May 16. If convicted of the more serious crime, unlawful restraint, he could be sentenced to probation or up to three years in prison.

to demonstrate farm safety and the Kishwaukee Family YMCA will speak about bicycle safety. Additionally, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., DeKalb police will do child seat inspections. The event also will include raffles for free Blue Tooth headsets and bicycle lights. “I hope what people get out of the event is: ‘When I’m driving, I should only be focused on driving,’ ” Allen said. “ ‘I should not have my phone out. I should not be eating. I should not be drinking. I should not be doing any of that.’ ”


SYCAMORE – A 24-year-old DeKalb woman posted $10,000 bail Wednesday after being accused of grabbing a 6-yearold’s neck and squeezing it, leaving marks, authorities said. Caelyn A. Kidd, of the 200 block Caelyn of Delay Drive, Kidd was charged with aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery in connection with an incident that happened April 29 at a relative’s house in Sycamore, according to court records. If convicted of the most serious charge she faces, Kidd could be sentenced to probation or up to seven years in prison. She is next due in court May 16.

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auditorium. Participants also will be able to drive a golf cart while wearing drunk goggles with the assistance of driver’s education staff from DeKalb and Sycamore high schools. The Illinois State Police will bring the “seat belt convincer,” a machine where a person is strapped into a seat and slid down a ramp going 5 to 7 mph to simulate the importance of wearing a seat belt in a crash. The Future Farmers of America will bring a tractor

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CHICAGO – A federal judge has denied a request by a former Illinois state representative to expand his home confinement to include use of his patio. Keith Farnham of Elgin was charged last month with possession of child pornography after investigators searched his home and state office. Videos allegedly depicting child pornography were found on a computer. The 66-year-old Farnham is free on a $4,500 individual recognizance bond. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Gilbert on Wednesday denied a request allowing Farnham access to his patio. Farnham resigned from the General Assembly in March, saying he had to attend to “battling serious health issues.”

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By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County drug court participant is accused of dealing cocaine last month, which is essentially the same criminal charge that landed him in the program. Christopher D. Sargent, 28, of the 1100 block of Rushmoore Drive in DeKalb, is accused of delivering less than a gram of cocaine to confidential police Christopher sources April Sargent 15 and April 22, court records show. The new charges mean he will be kicked out of drug court, a specialized program that drops or reduces criminal charges for defendants who complete drug treatment and other requirements, DeKalb County Drug

Court Coordinator Marilyn Stromborg said. The program handbook mandates that participants leave if they are charged with new crimes. Sargent joined DeKalb County’s drug court in November after being accused of selling cocaine in DeKalb to confidential police sources in June and July, according to court records. In February, he was placed on electronic home monitoring as part of the program, but that restriction was lifted April 4 after staff noted he was calling in daily, attending a self-help group and meeting other requirements, court records show. Sargent was jailed last week after a drug test showed cocaine in his system, court records show. Now that the new felony charges have been filed, Sargent remains in jail, unable to post 10 percent of his $150,000 bond. He is next due in court Friday.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – A new hepatitis drug likely won’t be as costly as initially reported, according to Illinois prison officials. Authorities worried Sovaldi could cost the Illinois Department of Corrections tens of millions of dollars if it was used to treat inmates who have the blood-borne infection. But the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reported the drug would cost less than $6 million

if it’s used. Studies have shown the medication has a cure rate of 95 percent. Illinois lawmakers introduced legislation banning the agency from using the drug that can cost as much as $61,000 for a single dose, but the measure has been stalled in Springfield with just weeks left in the legislation session. IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer said the previous cost estimates were “wildly inaccurate” and said the legislation

isn’t necessary. “IDOC respects the earnest efforts of legislators who share our desire to save taxpayer dollars, but this bill is unnecessary and appears borne of inadequate information,” he said in a statement. Corrections officials have said whether an inmate would be treated with Sovaldi would be decided on a case-by-case basis depending on the extent of the disease, the inmate’s overall health and his sentence.


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Born: Sept. 10, 1951, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: May 6, 2014, in DeKalb DeKALB – Dennis A. Dewey, 62, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. Born Sept. 10, 1951, in DeKalb, the son of Clarence and Ruth (Harold) Dewey, he married Donna M. Ranken on Oct. 11, 1972. Dennis worked at Barber-Greene in DeKalb for 20 years and was the supervisor of the Sycamore Police Department Auxiliary for several years. He also served as the police chief in Malta for many years. His laughter and humor will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a big man with an even bigger heart. Survivors include his wife, Donna; three brothers, Clarence Dewey, Jerry (Sue) Dewey and Don (Debbi) Dewey; brother-in-law, Bob (Sharon) Ranken; nieces and nephews, Corey (Miriah) Ranken, Kelley (Warren) Stahl, Jennifer (Jeremy) Lycan, Tim Dewey, Christopher (Jessica) Dewey, Crystal (Adam) Glass and Samantha Garver; and several great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. His visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore, with a memorial service to begin at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Robert C. Kinnear officiating. A luncheon and time for fellowship will be held after the service at Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore. For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www. or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit

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No gains for American 12th-graders on national exam By KIMBERLY HEFLING The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Handing out dismal grades, the Nation’s Report Card said America’s high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy. Only about one-quarter are performing proficiently or better in math and just 4 in 10 in reading. And they’re not improving, the report said, reinforcing concerns that large numbers of today’s students are unprepared for either college or the workplace. Scores on the 2013 exam in both subjects were little changed from 2009, when the National Assessment of Educational Progress was last given to 12th-graders. The new results, released Wednesday, come from a representative sample of 92,000 public and private school students. The report follows the just-released and seemingly more encouraging research that U.S. high school graduation rates in 2012 reached 80 percent, a record. One possible explanation is that lower-performing students who in the past would have dropped out of school are now remaining in the sampling of students who take

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(From left) John Easton, director of the Institute of Education Sciences and acting commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, Dale Nowlin, a 12th-grade mathematics teacher at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporative in Columbus, Ind., and Susan Pimentel an educational consultant and curriculum specialist and vice chair of the National Assessment Governing Board participate in a program at Dunbar High School, Wednesday in Washington, to announce results of The Nation’s Report Card: 2013 Mathematics and Reading, Grade 12, which details 12th-graders’ performance in mathematics and reading nationwide and in 13 pilot states. the exam, said John Easton, acting commissioner of the Education’s Department’s National Center for Education Statistics. Wednesday’s results are likely to embolden supporters of the Common Core standards that are being rolled out

in 44 states and the District of Columbia. Designed to develop critical thinking skills, they spell out what math and English skills students should master at each grade. There have been political storms in many states over the standards, which were pushed

by governors who were concerned about the skill levels of their high school graduates. Opponents said the standards have a federalist bent and are untested. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and a former governor

of West Virginia, said the new national results speak to a “desperate need for the aggressive implementation” of the standards. In reading, the 38 percent share of students performing at or above the proficient level was lower than when the assessment was first given in 1992, when it was 40 percent. Scores have remained similar since 1994. Past comparisons in math date only to 2005. Scores had increased from 2005 to 2009. Student participants’ responses to a survey about their educational experiences offered some clues about their performance. Among the findings: • Students who reported rarely or never discussing reading interpretations in class averaged lower scores than those who had such discussions daily or almost daily. • An overwhelming majority reported that reading was enjoyable. Students who strongly disagreed with that idea had scores much lower than those who strongly agreed. • Math scores were higher, on average, for students who took calculus and lowest for students who had not taken a math course beyond Algebra I. • Math scores were high-

er for students who reported math was their favorite subject, believed it would help them in the future or thought their class was engaging. Even as 12th-grade scores have stagnated, fourth- and eighth-grade students have made slow but steady progress on the exam since the early 1990s; most progress has come in math. Michael Petrilli, executive vice president at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, said it’s unclear why younger students are doing better while high school seniors are not. “This is one of the great mysteries of education today is why are we not seeing the same improvements at the 12th-grade level as the fourthand eighth-grade level,” Petrilli said. One speculation is that high school seniors simply aren’t motivated when they take this exam. More ominously, another thought is that students are taking watered-down classes and “all we’ve done is put them in courses with bigger titles,” said Mark Schneider, the vice president at the American Institutes for Research. He is the former commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics. At all levels, there continue to be racial disparities.

Graduate: Networking now more important Islamic militant • NIU Continued from page A1 major, hopes to become a registered dietitian after a dietetic internship at NIU in the 2014 fall semester. Jacob Lawrence is using his involvement with Communiveristy Gardens for other reasons. A senior and president of Communiveristy Gardens, Lawrence will spend two years in NIU’s master’s of public administration program after he graduates Saturday. Lawrence’s dream job would be to work at a consulting agency for nonprofit organizations in conflict zones such as Israel and Palestine. But he also has other dreams. “I want to get a farm,” he said. “I want llamas, maybe some alpacas. Definitely chickens.”

anthropology professor at a university. She went to Italy last summer as part of a study abroad program. “I got to work closely with local people and got to practice my Italian, which was a lot rustier than I had hoped,” Bernstetter said. Another graduate anthropology student, Megan Drennan, still isn’t sure what she wants as a permanent job. However, she has landed a temporary job in cultural resource management, where Danielle Guerra - she’ll work in Loves Park to Walking to bridle her horse while checking her phone messages Fri- survey and dig land before a day, NIU senior Sarah Stuebing, NIU’s Lincoln Laureate, partly credits construction project begins. her success to her time management skills. At a time when most of Drennan said the job will her classmates are mired in studying for finals, she destresses by rid- be a nice start considering ing and taking care of horses at Richard and Linda Larson’s stable in she has never worked in arRochelle, where she’s worked and boarded horses since she was 11 chaeology before. years old. “I got the job more through Jessica Bernstetter has into the doctoral program for networking,” Drennan said. other dreams. Bernstetter, a anthropology at the Universi- “I’m lucky. Networking has become more and more imgraduate anthropology stu- ty of Missouri. Her goal is to become an portant as a way to get jobs.” dent, was recently admitted

Losing employees to pension-reform still a concern for public schools, community colleges • PENSIONS Continued from page A1 benefit of the member,” Urbanek told the AP. “We all agreed that that’s how we were going to interpret it.” Now, after weeks of pushing lawmakers to change the language, the State Universities Retirement System said it agrees. “I think it’s the right thing to do,” Mabe told The News-Gazette on Tuesday, adding that he hopes to have the problem solved by the end of the week. A spokeswoman told The Associated Press that Mabe

was not available for an interview Wednesday. In a letter last week, House Speaker Michael Madigan urged the State Universities Retirement System to follow the interpretation of the law being used by the Teachers Retirement System. Public universities and community colleges still said they could lose many employees to the pension-reform law. It was passed to help the state deal with a $100 billion shortfall in funding state retirement benefits. It cut cost-of-living increases for retirees and capped the amount of earnings that can be applied toward pensions.

But the language glitch threatened to push even more out of the door, the schools said. Lawmakers agree the wording was a mistake. That concern, at least, appears to have been addressed, University of Illinois spokesman Jan Dennis said. “It will help prevent people from leaving or retiring for that reason,” Dennis told the AP. Legislation was already filed last week to change the pension-law language. State Sen. Chapin Rose has said he still plans to push his legislation, while state Rep. Chad Hays says he could do the same

with his if needed. But Hays said Wednesday he’s optimistic that the State Universities Retirement System’s new interpretation will fix the problem. His district includes part of the University of Illinois, but he said he was just as concerned about community colleges as he was about universities. “When you look at our community college system, you would have the potential to have three or four of the top administrators [at some schools)] leave in one fell swoop,” Hays said. “That could be the lion’s share of the senior leadership at an institution.”

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8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Now is the time to lower Illinois income taxes To the Editor: I do not agree with the Illinois Hospital Association or the Kishhealth System Board of Trustees’ stance on maintaining Illinois’ current income tax rate. Collectively speaking, Illinois has some of the highest taxes in the country to go along with one the worst job outlooks. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Illinois’ unemployment rate for March at 8.4 percent, ranking 48th out of 50 states. The city of Chicago has a sales tax of 11.5 percent, highest of any major U.S. city. Using aggregate median property tax as a percentage of home value, Illinois has the sixth-highest property tax rates in the country. Illinois even placed first in a recent Gallup Poll with the highest percentage of residents who want to move out of the state, with 50 percent saying they would move out given the

chance, edging out second place Connecticut with 49 percent. The most popular reason why? Taxes. Allowing the state income tax to remain at its current rate does not take political courage and statesmanship as Maryjane A. Wurth and Kevin Poorten suggest, but rather the easy way out. Gov. Pat Quinn promised in 2011 that the income tax hike from 3 percent to 5 percent would be temporary. It’s a good thing that this issue is currently stalled in the Illinois Legislature, as reverting on a promise is a slap to the face to Illinois taxpayers. What is fair is to allow the temporary income tax hike to expire as originally promised. For all the revenue that Illinois brings in through taxes, tollways, lotteries, and gambling, why is our state in such a financial mess? Legislators take the easy way out. When a program or institution has a shortfall, more money is pumped into it. As a result, Illinois has the most units of government of any state and is

full of ineffective bureaucracies. Would a business owner give an ineffective employee a raise in the hopes that he/she will work harder? It’s time for legislators to stand up and make acrossthe-board spending cuts while keeping taxes down in order to fix Illinois’ budget.

by the lack of easy access to downtown. The city’s quest to expand sales-tax revenue has sent shoppers to the big-box stores on Sycamore Road and the brandname food shops (and beverage emporiums) that have sprouted up all along the NIU perimeter. The mission of NIU is the education of the younger generation; Andrew C. Brown failure to retain a large proportion Genoa of initial consumers suggests the need for a detailed examination of Seeing an elephant? the experience of the newcomers. To the Editor: This work is not glamorous and As a longtime Dekalb area is not likely to result in a “photo resident (50-plus years) and a op” for university or city officials. Northern Illinois University gradu- However, such work is essential ate (three times), I have followed for the university and the DeKalb the Daily Chronicle’s coverage of community; something in which a self proclaimed “bold” vision all of us have an interest. revealing itself with a great deal Some bold visions actually turn of interest. out to be expensive pipe dreams; The big problem at NIU (the consider the white elephant on county’s biggest employer) is the west edge of campus as an freshman retention. How many example that if you build it, they nonreturners attend school else- may not come. where? A poll of the nonreturning John Rogalin sophomores would not likely reveal that they were disgruntled Sycamore

The opening months of new City Manager Anne Marie Gaura’s tenure have brought some major changes to DeKalb’s government. In March, days after Gaura announced a new fiscal responsibility initiative, Finance Director Linda Pisarcik resigned “to pursue other opportunities” without receiving any severance or other separation benefits other than her accrued time off. Last week, the Daily Chronicle learned that both of the city’s building inspectors and its building supervisor had been placed on paid leave as city officials consider the future of the department and the most efficient way it can meet its building inspection responsibilities. City officials made no announcement in either case. The moves all deal with personnel issues, a subject on which employers are generally limited on what they For the record can say, but they could have announced they happened. Anyone who was wonHowever, it appears all of dering when Gaura would the steps taken can be linked make her mark on city to attempts to improve government in DeKalb has efficiency. not had to wait long. The finance director’s removal came after Gaura pointed out that the city needed to improve some of its financial policies and that some city department heads had made purchases in excess of $20,000 without seeking City Council approval. It also came just as the city was beginning its annual budgeting process. In the case of the building department, its three employees on leave earned more than $320,000 combined in the city’s fiscal 2013. Two had accrued more than five weeks of vacation time as well. Dean Frieders, attorney for the city, said that an outside contractor will handle the services the department offers while the employees are on leave. It could be that there is a more efficient way for handling building permits. Outside contractors are available to handle building and code inspections, and some will do so for a percentage of a city’s permitting fees, or another negotiated rate. With the demand for building and occupancy permits slowed from its peak of years ago, such a switch could allow the city to spend less, or pay only for the services it needs, rather than incur the expense of running its own building department. Other municipalities in Illinois have moved in this direction already, including the suburban communities of Glenview, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Evanston. There are also several buildings around the city in bad shape: The partially collapsed Wurlitzer building, the building at 118 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb that housed Otto’s and Ducky’s Formalwear before a burst pipe left it unsuitable for occupancy, and so on. Perhaps a new approach and a new perspective would help with some of these problems. Anyone who was wondering when Gaura would make her mark on city government in DeKalb has not had to wait long. Our hope is that in the long run, these moves make the city more efficient and affordable for residents.

Why we shouldn’t be executioners: Death is different


“Death is different.” It used to be a bumper sticker for opponents of capital punishment. It demonstrates what sets apart this moral issue from many other ones in politics. Typically such issues pit one value against another. Death is different. Supporters and opponents start with the same value – the sanctity of human life – and reach directly opposed conclusions about how to stand for it. Opponents of the death penalty think it violates the sanctity of life (whether or not they put it quite that way). Supporters think that it vindicates life: It’s the only way to do justice when someone has cold-bloodedly murdered another person. The state of Oklahoma revived the debate this week by executing a man who had kidnapped, beaten and shot a young woman, then watched as she was buried alive. The state was using a new mix of chemicals in its lethal injection. It was supposed to be painless, but the murderer writhed in agony and took 43 minutes to die. Opponents of the procedure said the incident showed the fundamental barbarism of capital punishment. Supporters, for the most part, are sorry it happened but sleeping soundly. On the core issue – yes or no on capital punishment – I’m with the opponents. Better to err on the side of not taking life. The teaching of the Catholic Church, to which I belong, seems right to me: The state has the legitimate authority to execute criminals, but it should refrain if it has other means of protecting people from them. Our government almost always does. Still, when I hear about an especially gruesome crime, like the one the Oklahoma killer committed, I can’t help rooting for the death penalty. And a lot of the arguments its opponents make are unconvincing. Take the claims of racial bias – that we execute black killers, or the killers

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VIEWS Ramesh Ponnuru of white victims, at disproportionate rates. Even if those disputed claims are true, they don’t point toward abolition of the death penalty. Executing more white killers, or killers of black victims, would reduce any disparity just as well. Abolitionists also make an implausible legal argument when they claim that the Constitution, which specifically contemplates the death penalty, somehow forbids it. The argument that seems to have done the most to dent support for capital punishment is that innocent people might be executed. The Death Penalty Information Center’s list of 144 people who have been “exonerated” from death row since 1973 has done a lot to spread this impression. But looking into this list is a disillusioning experience. In a minority of cases the illusions dispelled are about police and prosecutors: The wrong guy was convicted of a crime, and later evidence, often DNA evidence, proved his innocence. In other cases, however, the dashed hope is that opponents of the death penalty would be honest. When a death-row inmate has his conviction thrown out on a technicality and the passage of time has made retrial impossible, that doesn’t mean that his original sentence was unjust or that he has been exonerated. But that’s all it takes to get on the center’s list of exonerees. The legal system sometimes distinguishes between people released from death row because of innocence and those released for other reasons. When Jay C. Smith – a Pennsylvania high school

principal sentenced to death for murdering a woman and her children for money – got his conviction overturned, he sued for wrongful imprisonment. An appeals court ruled against him, saying it had no doubt that he was actually guilty. Smith is still No. 47 on the list of the “exonerated” anyway. Opponents of capital punishment ought to concede that in the modern era, cases of actual innocents sentenced to death are very rare – and, thanks to advances in forensic science, getting rarer. Opponents have worked for decades to establish a single case in which an innocent person may have actually been executed. The majority of Americans who support capital punishment don’t do so because the possibility of an error has never crossed their minds. They know there’s a risk. How much risk is tolerable, assuming that capital punishment is justified in the first place, obviously isn’t a question with a precise and objective answer. But there’s no reason in principle the answer should be zero. If the death penalty is worth having, it’s worth it even if it creates some risks of wrongful executions or of the unintended infliction of pain. I don’t think it is worth having. We shouldn’t execute people. But not because we might hurt people in the process, and not even because we might on some very rare occasion kill innocent people. We shouldn’t execute people who are unquestionably guilty because we don’t have to do it.

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

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Among the injustices of human-caused climate change is that nations most responsible for filling the atmosphere with heat-trapping carbon dioxide will not face the brunt of the consequences. A belt of vulnerable, poor countries around the equator will probably be hit hardest, even though many did not enjoy the economic benefits of burning fossil fuels for energy. The first reason to fight global warming is to head off a global mess the United States is helping to create. But the United States, the largest historical emitter, has selfish reasons for concern, too. The National Climate Assessment, a comprehensive federal report released Tuesday, makes clear that global warming is changing a variety of conditions here – changes that will become more severe as the average global temperature rises. It is not possible to attribute particular instances of extreme weather to human influence. But the trends are scary. The country has warmed, and will continue to heat up, by between 3 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, depending in part on how much the world does to slash emissions. The country is seeing more hot weather, more torrential rain and higher sea levels. The Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions have been hit with heat waves, severe rain and coastal flooding. Areas around the District of Columbia are seeing rapid sea-level rise. Other regions, such as the Southwest, are dealing with pressing water scarcity. Not every effect is negative. Farmers in the Midwest benefit from longer growing seasons, and their crops gobble up added CO2. But those effects, the assessment warns, can be offset by weather-related crop failures, not to mention climate-related costs outside the agricultural sector. The country has a lot of threatened infrastructure: Seaports, airports, roads and rails are at increased risk of flooding. The bottom line is that every region of the country must both do its part to reduce carbon emissions and plan to adapt to the effects it is unlikely to avoid. The Washington Post

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Hawks unfazed by loss after Game 3 Setback not necessarily a ‘wake-up call’ for veteran club that won the last Stanley Cup Hearing on athletes’ union worries activist CHICAGO – A former linebacker leading the drive to form the nation’s first union for college athletes said Wednesday he fears a congressional hearing could be a step toward legislative barriers that would thwart unionization. The hearing is scheduled for today in Washington, D.C., before the House Education and the Workforce Committee. It comes in the wake of a landmark ruling by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board that football players at Northwestern University are employees under U.S. law and can therefore unionize. The Evanston school has appealed the ruling, saying college athletes are not employees and such a change would transform the landscape of amateur athletics in the United States. The House committee shouldn’t bolster those anti-union views, said Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association that’s seeking to represent the Wildcats. – The Associated Press

By MARK POTASH After an almost perfunctory Game 3 loss on the road Tuesday night, the questions that weren’t asked of the Blackhawks on Wednesday were as significant as the ones that were asked. Nobody wanted to know if “this is a series again.” Or if the Minnesota Wild had the Hawks’ number – if Mike Yeo had found the antidote for the Hawks’ offensive attack that nobody else could find. Nobody wants to know if the Hawks are on tilt after a 4-0 loss at Xcel Energy Arena. We know by now they are not. With all due respect to the Wild, the Hawks have been here so many times, it’s as if they know what’s coming next. When you’ve overcome hurdles much higher than one playoff road loss to win Stanley Cups, it’s hard to blame them. “I think we’re happy where we’re at,” forward Patrick Kane said. “Obviously,

Ward has good shot to be one of NIU’s highest draft choices By STEVE NITZ

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immie Ward has the chance to make some Northern Illinois football history this weekend. Ward is widely considered a second- or thirdround pick by most experts heading into the 2014 NFL Draft, which begins at 7 p.m. tonight in New York City. Three of the four draft experts on – Gil Brandt, Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah, all have Ward among the top 55 prospects in the draft. Jeremiah has the Mobile, Ala., native at No. 43. Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville’s Calvin Pryor are considered the top two safeties in the draft, but Ward is right in the mix to be the third safety selected. Should Ward get taken among the top 63 selections, he would become the second-high-

The Sox took the first two games of the four-game series. Can the South Siders finish off the sweep? See Wednesday’s results on page B2.

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left) in front of Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) during the first period Tuesday of Game 3 of a second-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn.

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it’s never fun losing a game. But it’s going to happen, especially in the playoffs.” The Hawks easily turned the page of a postseason script that is looking like a Broadway play they can perform in their sleep. The Hawks predictably rose to the challenge against the St. Louis Blues in the opening round – Game 4 predictably making one game-deciding at Minnesota, play after another in 8:30 p.m. Friday, winning four straight NBCSN, 87.7-FM games after losing the first two games in overtime. They paid due respect to an upstart second-round foe (“We’re not taking them lightly, if that’s what you’re asking,” Patrick Sharp said before the Wild AP photo series began). Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford deflects a shot by Minnesota left wing Erik Haula (far

NFL Draft, first round, at New York, 7 p.m., today, ESPN

est drafted Huskie ever. Defensive end Larry English was taken 16th overall by the San Diego Chargers in 2009. NIU’s next-highest draftee was wide receiver John Spilis, who went in the third round, 64th overall, to the Green Bay Packers back in 1969. The Huskie with the next-best chance of being selected in one of the draft’s seven rounds is quarterback Jordan Lynch, who will most likely will be an undrafted free agent. Only two Huskie quarterbacks have ever been picked – Jerry Golsteyn in 1976 (12th round, 333rd overall) and Chandler Harnish in 2012 (seventh round, 253rd overall, the final selection of the draft).

HUSKIE HISTORY: LOOKING BACK AT THE TOP FIVE NIU HUSKIES’ NFL DRAFTEES OF ALL-TIME Here are NIU’s top five draftees of all-time, with Jimmie Ward likely to be on the list by Friday. 1. Larry English, DE (San Diego Chargers, first round, 16th overall in 2009) English earned the Vern Smith Award as the Mid-American Conference MVP as both a junior and senior. Coming off a senior season in 2008 when he finished with 14.5 sacks and eight tackles for loss, English shot up draft boards and became the first Huskie to be taken in the first round. Unfortunately, English has had trouble with injuries his entire

career as a Charger. He’s started only nine games in his five-year career and five in the past three seasons. This upcoming year will be the final season of English’s current contract. 2. John Spilis, WR (Green Bay Packers, third round, 64th overall in 1969) Spilis played only three seasons in the NFL, starting 14 games for Green Bay. His best season was his final campaign in 1971, when he caught 14 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown. 3. LeShon Johnson, RB (Green Bay Packers, third round, 84th overall in 1994)

Johnson led the nation with 1,976 rushing yards as a senior in 1993, and despite NIU being an independent and not having any games on national TV, he still finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting, which was a Huskies record until Lynch finished third this past season. Johnson played five seasons in the NFL with the Packers, Cardinals and Giants. His best season came with Arizona in 1996, when he ran for 634 yards and six touchdowns. 4. Garrett Wolfe, RB (Bears, third round, 93rd overall in 2007)

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Bears’ Garrett Wolfe

When the Bears selected the 5-foot-7 running back in the third round in 2007, a lot of fans raised an eyebrow. Despite dominating the college ranks as an NIU senior in 2006, Wolfe didn’t have the build of an NFL running back. Wolfe never had consistent carries with the Bears, although

he was a solid special teams player, and spent just four seasons in the NFL. 5. Doug Bartlett, DT (Los Angeles Rams, fourth round, 91st overall in 1987) Bartlett, a member of NIU’s 1983 Mid-American Conference championship team as a freshman, didn’t play a game for the Rams but played in 10 contests for the 1988 Eagles, the team which lost to the Bears in the 1988 NFC Divisional Playoff game known as the “Fog Bowl.” – Steve Nitz,


For Heuer, running remains constant Meghan Heuer is no stranger to moving around. She went to three different high schools. She’s been to two colleges. But all along there’s been one constant: running. Heuer started running cross country in the seventh grade, and years later, she’s still running as a track and field athlete at Northern Illinois University. Her journey through Meghan secondary eduHeuer cation took her from high school in Minnesota to Geneva High School to St. Charles North High School for her senior year.

ON CAMPUS Vinnie Duber Then it was on to Kansas State University before a transfer back to the Land of Lincoln and NIU. But all the while, running has been a mainstay. “I’ve been doing it since the seventh grade. It’s been awhile since I’ve been doing it,” Heuer said. “It is a nice constant. It’s not just a sport, it makes you feel good, you like it. It’s something you like to do.” While she might see it as something she likes to do, Heuer is pretty good, too.

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Meghan Heuer, a Kansas State transfer and Northern Illinois track and cross country athlete, recently set the school 4x800 relay record. Wherever she goes, records start falling. She holds a school record at Kansas State, and she

has been a member of several record-breaking relay teams since arriving in DeKalb.

In February, she set a new school record in the indoor mile (4:51.35). Just last month, she was part of a team that broke the 4x800-meter relay record by more than 20 seconds. So with success on the track helping her easily adjust to every new surrounding, Heuer said there’s really not that much difference between all the different places she’s been. “You still have to run your butt off every day and do all your work, do all your races, get your homework done. It’s about the same, any school you go to it’s going to be a balancing of two things,” Heuer said.

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball DeKalb at Yorkville, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Marengo at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Hiawatha at Alden-Hebron, 4:30 p.m. Softball DeKalb at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston vs. Harvard at Lions Park in Harvard, 4:30 p.m. Rochelle at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek at Rockford Christian Life, 4:30 p.m. Hiawatha at Alden-Hebron, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer DeKalb at Rochelle, 4:30 p.m. Morris at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Yorkville at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Rockford Christian Life at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Boys Track Genoa-Kingston at Stillman Valley quad, 4 p.m. Girls Track Genoa-Kingston at Big Northern Conference meet at Rock Falls, 4 p.m. Indian Creek at Pecatonica quad, 4 p.m. Boys Tennis DeKalb at Plainfield North, 4:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS DeKalb County church softball gets underway Five games were played Tuesday night in the DeKalb County Church Softball League. Bethel Assembly and Immanuel Lutheran played a close game, but Bethel added runs every inning against ageless Immanuel ace Jim Harvey and went on to win, 13-8. David Harbecke picked up the win. Sycamore St. Mary began defense of their title with an easy 20-8 win over Evangelical Free, as Justin Oprins picked up the win. Hope Community was down all game to Christ Community II, but picked up three runs in the sixth inning and went on to make a winner of Dale McMillan, getting a 7-5 victory. Aaron Leahy took the loss. Sycamore 1st Baptist initially struggled, but ended up beating Sycamore Methodist, 13-3. Ted Strack picked up his first win, while Brian Hill was the losing pitcher. The last game of the night saw Christ Community I move easily past DeKalb Methodist, 25-8, behind two home runs apiece for Jeff Maveus and Kevin McCall. Jon Remala was the winner. Play resumes Friday with five games on the schedule.

NIU softball falls to Buffalo in tourney AKRON, Ohio. The Northern Illinois softball team suffered an 11-6 loss to Buffalo in its first round game of the 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament on Wednesday at Firestone Stadium. The Huskies (23-30) struggled to get off the field and Buffalo (28-20) took advantage, scoring a run in every inning, many of them coming with two outs. Emily Naegele provided the lone bright spot and much of the offense for NIU as she went 4 for 4 with five RBIs against the No. 2 seed in the loss. The Huskies, a No. 7 seed, will face No. 3 seed Akron at 6:30 p.m. today in their second game of the tournament.

NIU women’s gymnastics scores perfect APR DeKALB – With a perfect multiyear Academic Progress Rate of 1,000, the Northern Illinois women’s gymnastics team on Wednesday was honored with a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA. The award goes to teams whose multiyear APR ranks in the Top 10 percent of all NCAA programs in their respective sports. – Staff reports

Daily Chronicle / NBA PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7, x-if necessary) Monday Washington 102, Indiana 96 L.A. Clippers 122, Oklahoma City 105 Tuesday Miami 107, Brooklyn 86, Miami leads

series 1-0 San Antonio 116, Portland 92, San An-

tonio leads series 1-0 Wednesday Indiana 86, Washington 82, series

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White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu shows his glove to first base umpire Marvin Hudson after catching a fly ball off the bat of the Cubs’ Darwin Barney in the seats during the second inning Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.


Sox beat Cubs for 4th straight win By JAY COHEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Gordon Beckham homered for the second straight night and Paul Konerko had a big three-run double, leading the White Sox to an 8-3 victory over the sliding Cubs on Wednesday. Jose Abreu collected three more hits as the Sox roughed up Travis Wood on their way to their fourth straight win, extending their season-best streak. The rookie slugger doubled twice to run his major league-best total to 24 extra-base hits. The Sox also got a nice game from shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who singled in a run in the first and made a terrific over-the-shoulder catch to rob Welington Castillo of a hit in the ninth. Ramirez then threw to first to double off Starlin Castro for the second out.

The last-place Cubs dropped their fourth consecutive game. Frustrated rookie manager Rick Renteria was ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Tom Woodring after he pulled Wood (2-4) with no outs in the fifth. Mike Olt hit his fifth homer for the Cubs, who have managed just five runs in the first three games of the city series against the Sox. Luis Valbuena and Emilio Bonifacio each had a run-scoring double. Bonifacio’s sharp grounder off the glove of diving third baseman Marcus Semien got the Cubs within 4-3 in the fifth and put runners on second and third with one out. But John Danks (3-2) limited the damage by striking out Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo to end the inning. The Sox then put the game away in the bottom half. The first three batters reached before Konerko hit a rope into

the left-field corner for his second double, chasing Wood and giving him five RBIs in limited action in his final season. Konerko advanced on a groundout and scored on Semien’s single, giving the Sox an 8-3 lead. Wood allowed a season-high eight runs and matched a career high by issuing five walks in his shortest outing of the year. The left-hander, who made the All-Star team last season, was 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two previous starts against the Sox. Danks had a season-high eight strikeouts in six innings. The lefty gave up three runs and four hits while stopping a two-game losing streak. Danks got a lift in the fourth when Beckham drove a 1-0 pitch from Wood over the wall in center for a three-run shot, making it 4-1. Beckham had four hits in a 5-1 victory

over the Cubs on Tuesday night, including a tiebreaking solo homer with two out in the eighth. Notes: Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie was activated from the 15-day disabled list. He had been sidelined with a bruised left hand. To make room on the roster, OF Jordan Danks was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. ... The Cubs placed RH reliever Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list with a moderate left groin strain. LHP Zac Rosscup was promoted from Triple-A Iowa for his third stint of the season with the major league club. ... Iowa Cubs pitcher Chris Rusin threw a no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over New Orleans. The 27-year-old left-hander struck out three and walked two while throwing 118 pitches. ... Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (00, 0.00 ERA) takes on Sox RHP Scott Carroll (1-1, 0.68 ERA) in the series finale tonight.


Indian Creek baseball tops Hiawatha in LTC game BY DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF

noa-Kingston 1: Kendall Strack

went 2 for 2 for the Cogs in the loss, while Paige Keegan and Katie Thurlby were each 1 for 3. Baylie Ullmark took the loss for G-K (12-7, 3-4 Big Northern East), while Rachel Joos threw three scoreless innings in relief.

The Indian Creek baseball team improved to 11-1 with an 11-5 win over Hiawatha on Wednesday afternoon in a Little Ten Conference game. Chris Pickwell earned the win, striking out five in 61/3 scoreless innings. Tim Sommerfeld went 2 for 4 with three RBIs while Winston Simpson went 1 for 2 with a double and two RBIs. Nick Doolittle went 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI for the Hawks, while Bart Hall finished with two RBIs.

Genoa-Kingston 12, Forreston 2 (6 inn.): Griffin McNeal went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for the Cogs (11-8-1), while Tommy Hansen finished 2 for 3 with an RBI. Andrew Caldwell was 2 for 2 with two walks. Will Crozier was the winning pitcher, striking out two in a complete-game effort.

SOFTBALL Sycamore 3, Rochelle 0: Taylor Zak was the winning pitcher for the Spartans, allowing two hits while striking out four and walking one. Lyndsey Coddington went 2 for 3 with a triple, RBI and a run scored for the Spartans. Tristyn Criswell went 2 for 3 with a double, RBI and a run scored. “Taylor threw strikes today and the defense backed her up. We played pretty clean on defense which was great to see,” Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. “We need to take that confidence into the next game. Tristyn and Lyndsey had pretty good days at the plate. Getting on the board first was a big boost for our team.” Sycamore will host DeKalb this afternoon.

Burlington Central 5, Ge-

Indian Creek 7, Hiawatha 2: Kayla Kauffman finished 3 for 4 with a double and a home run for Indian Creek. Olivia Harvell was 2 for 2 for the Timberwolves (7-7, 6-6 Little Ten Conference).

GIRLS SOCCER Kaneland 6, Hinckley-Big Rock 0: Brittany Olson had two goals for Kaneland. Taylor Zitkus, Heather Ortiz, Courtney Diddell and Paige Guyton also scored goals for the Knights (12-1-1).

BOYS TRACK Barbs win triangular: DeKalb won a triangular with Huntley and McHenry, finishing with 92 points. David Long won the 110-meter hurdles (16.58) and 300 hurdles (40.9) for DeKalb. The Barbs’ 4x100 and 4x200 relays got wins as well.

LATE TUESDAY RESULTS GIRLS SOCCER Genoa-Kingston 2, Harvest Academy 1: At Genoa, the Cogs held off the visitors for the win in their final match of the regular season. Maggie Bouque led the Cogs (13-6-1) with two goals in the nonconference match. Bouque’s first goal came in the 15th minute off a cross from Ashley Grimm. Bouque’s game-winning goal came in the 21st minute off a corner kick from Nicole Hebel. “The second half was a little ragged, but the girls kept at it and secured the victory,” G-K

coach Randy Tate said. “Hopefully, we can carry the momentum into the postseason.”

BOYS TENNIS DeKalb 4, Sterling 1: At DeKalb, the Barbs won all three doubles contests against Sterling in a Northern Illinois Big 12 contest. Micah Fagerstrom and Ravi Patel won at No. 1 doubles, 6-4, 6-1. Nate Newman and Sean Conners won at No. 2 doubles, 6-2, 6-4, and Justin Peele and Gabe Olalde won at No. 3 doubles, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. Owen Smith also picked up a win (6-0, 6-0) at No. 2 singles for the Barbs.

BASEBALL Hinckley-Big Rock 3, Serena 2 (8 inn.): At Serena, Jake Ryan struck out 15 batters in 7 innings pitched as Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Serena in a Little Ten Conference game. Jacob Morsch came on in the eighth inning to record the save. Offensively for H-BR, Dutch Schneeman had a triple, Jacob Diveley had a double and Taylor Ruh had the game-winning RBI single that led the Royals to victory.

Indian Creek 20, LaMoille 1 (5 inn.): At Shabbona, the Timberwolves picked up an LTC win. Jake Wieseler went 3 for 4 with three RBIs for Indian Creek, while Lane Rissman was 2 for 2 with an RBI.

SOFTBALL Kaneland 8, Sycamore 3: At Maple Park, the host Knights picked up a Northern Illinois Big 12 East win against the visiting Spartans.

Genoa-Kingston 15, Rockford Christian 1 (5 inn.): The Cogs jumped on the Royal Lions with 14 runs in the first inning and cruised from there in a

Big Northern Conference East game. Megan McCausland crushed a three-run inside-the-park home run to pace the offense. Freshman hurler Kayti Beauchamp worked five innings and pitched a complete game no-hitter for the Cogs (13-6).

Indian Creek 14, LaMoille 4 (6 inn.): In Shabbona, Katherine Nolan pitched all six innings and had seven strikeouts for the Timberwolves (6-7, 5-6 Little Ten Conference).

Serena 14, Hinckley-Big Rock 2: At Serena, Kenzie Coppes, MaryKate Harrod, and Sydney Adams all had two hits for the Royals in a Little Ten Conference loss.

BOYS TRACK Kaneland wins triangular: At Aurora, Kaneland (111 points) steamrolled host Marmion (36) and Aurora Central Catholic (33). Kaneland’s Ben Barnes won the triple jump (39-84) and long jump (20-112).

H-BR competes at quad: Hinckley-Big Rock’s T.J. Gavin won the 110 hurdles (17.2) at a quadrangular with Aurora Christian, Crossroads and Plano. Gavin was second in the 300 hurdles, while Morgan Grivetti finished second in the shot put.

GIRLS TRACK H-BR’s Harrod wins 2 events: Audrey Harrod won both the 800 (2:27.0) and 1600 (5:48.2) for Hinckley-Big Rock at a sixteam meet. Courtney Carls won the long jump with a career-best 16-2.5, while the Royals’ relay of Madison Davies, Katie Hoffman, Kristen Clark and Harrod won with a school-record time of 4:27.3. Kristen Clark was second in the 400 with a career-best 62.2 seconds.

Today Brooklyn at Miami, 6 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Friday Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Miami at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Sunday Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. Monday Miami at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 Washington at Indiana, 6 or 7 p.m. x-L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 7:30 or 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 x-Brooklyn at Miami, 6 or 7 p.m. x-Portland at San Antonio, 7:30 or 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15 x-Indiana at Washington, TBA x-Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, TBA Friday, May 16 x-Miami at Brooklyn, TBA x-San Antonio at Portland, TBA Sunday, May 18 x-Brooklyn at Miami, TBA x-Washington at Indiana, TBA x-L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, TBA Monday, May 19 x-Portland at San Antonio, TBA

NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND (Best-of-7, x-if necessary) Monday Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Rangers 0, Penguins lead series 2-1 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 1, Los Angeles leads series 1-0 Tuesday Minnesota 4, Blackhawks 0, Hawks

leads series 2-1 Montreal 4, Boston 2, Montreal leads

series 2-1 Wednesday Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Rangers 2, Pitts-

burgh leads series 3-1 Today Boston at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Friday Blackhawks at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Saturday Montreal at Boston, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Sunday Minnesota at Blackhawks, TBA x-Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, TBA Monday x-Los Angeles at Anaheim, TBA x-Boston at Montreal, TBA Tuesday, May 13 x-Blackhawks at Minnesota, TBA x-N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBA Wednesday, May 14 x-Montreal at Boston, TBA x-Anaheim at Los Angeles, TBA Thursday, May 15 x-Minnesota at Blackhawks, TBA Friday, May 16 x-Los Angeles at Anaheim, TBA

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Detroit 20 9 .690 White Sox 18 17 .514 Kansas City 16 17 .485 Minnesota 15 17 .469 Cleveland 15 19 .441 East Division W L Pct Baltimore 17 14 .548 New York 17 15 .531 Boston 17 17 .500 Toronto 17 17 .500 Tampa Bay 15 19 .441 West Division W L Pct Oakland 20 15 .571 Seattle 17 16 .515 Texas 17 17 .500 Los Angeles 16 16 .500 Houston 10 24 .294

GB — 5 6 6½ 7½ GB — ½ 1½ 1½ 3½ GB — 2 2½ 2½ 9½

Tuesday’s Results White Sox 8, Cubs 3 Pittsburgh 2, San Francisco 1 Seattle 6, Oakland 4, 10 inn., 1st game Kansas City 8, San Diego 0 Cleveland 4, Minnesota 3 Oakland 2, Seattle 0, 2nd game Toronto 10, Philadelphia 0 Detroit 3, Houston 2 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 4, Cincinnati 3 Colorado 9, Texas 2 N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels (n) Today’s Games Cubs (Arrieta 0-0) at White Sox (Carroll 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 1-3) at Cleveland (Masterson 1-1), 11:05 a.m. Houston (Keuchel 2-2) at Detroit (Smyly 2-1), 12:08 p.m. Philadelphia (Burnett 2-1) at Toronto (Dickey 2-3), 6:07 p.m. Baltimore (U.Jimenez 1-4) at Tampa Bay (Price 3-2), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (Morales 3-1) at Texas (M.Harrison 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 1-2) at Seattle (Iwakuma 1-0), 9:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 22 13 .629 — St. Louis 18 17 .514 4 Cincinnati 15 18 .455 6 Pittsburgh 14 20 .412 7½ Cubs 11 21 .344 9½ East Division W L Pct GB Miami 19 15 .559 — Washington 19 15 .559 — Atlanta 18 15 .545 ½ New York 16 17 .485 2½ Philadelphia 15 17 .469 3 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 21 13 .618 — Colorado 22 14 .611 — Los Angeles 19 16 .543 2½ San Diego 15 20 .429 6½ Arizona 13 24 .351 9½1 Wednesday’s Results White Sox 8, Cubs 3 Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 3 Miami 1, N.Y. Mets 0 Washington 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Arizona 3, Milwaukee 2 Kansas City 8, San Diego 0 Toronto 10, Philadelphia 0 Boston 4, Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 1 Colorado 9, Texas 2 Today’s Games Cubs (Arrieta 0-0) at White Sox (Carroll 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Burnett 2-1) at Toronto (Dickey 2-3), 6:07 p.m. Colorado (Morales 3-1) at Texas (M.Harrison 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 0-0) at San Diego (Kennedy 2-4), 9:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-1), 9:10 p.m.


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Hub Arkush’s NFL mock draft Mock drafts are more for fun and conversation than anything else, and we hope you’ll have a blast with ours. But please keep in mind they will continue to change several more times between now and the draft. It also is worth noting that it is impossible to predict trades, which radically alter everything that happens in all the subsequent picks once a trade is made, but we occasionally will suggest one in spots where they just make too much sense. For all the latest news and entertainment, be sure and check 1. HOUSTON TEXANS: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina If they can’t trade down, and Lord knows they’re trying, Clowney still is a one-ofa-kind prospect. 2. ATLANTA FALCONS (trade with Rams): Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn Falcons don’t want to miss out on Robinson and OT Jake Matthews, so they trade up to be sure. 3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo Don’t forget they got OT Luke Joeckel last year; coach Gus Bradley can’t leave this defensive talent on the board. 4. DETROIT LIONS (trade with Browns): Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson Lions are surprised he still is on the board and can’t wait any longer. 5. OAKLAND RAIDERS: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M Now general manager Reggie McKenzie can claim he knew what he was doing letting OT Jared Veldheer get away. 6. ST. LOUIS RAMS (trade with Falcons): Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M With Evans and WR Tavon Austin together, this could get interesting. 7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan Bucs in decent shape on defense, but have to get help for RB Doug Martin and QB Josh McCown. 8. MINNESOTA VIKINGS: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA Vikes lean toward QB Blake Bortles, but coach Mike Zimmer can’t resist this unique defensive talent. 9. DALLAS COWBOYS (trade from Bills): Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh Owner Jerry Jones can’t sit still any longer and can’t stand the thought of not getting Donald. 10. CLEVELAND BROWNS (trade with Lions): Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida Nice job for rookie GM Ray Farmer trading down for extra picks, he can’t risk blowing first choice on Johnny Manziel. 11. TENNESSEE TITANS: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State No matter how many mocks I do, Gilbert keeps landing here. 12. N.Y. GIANTS: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State Nobody sees this coming, but let’s face it, linebackers have been problem for Giants for several years. 13. BUFFALO BILLS (trade with Rams): C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama Bills come back up, still have net gain of picks and know Mosley’s not getting past the Bears. 14. CHICAGO BEARS: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville Bears get lucky, best player available fits biggest area of need. 15. PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame The Steelers are thrilled to draft the best five-technique prospect in this draft. 16. ST. LOUIS RAMS (trade from Cowboys thru Bills): Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M I still think it’s a mistake, but a risk worth taking at No. 16, not in the top 10. 17. BALTIMORE RAVENS: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame Nice matchup of value and need. 18. N.Y. JETS: Marquise Lee, WR, USC Jets pluck best wideout on the board and nice complement to WR Eric Decker. 19. MIAMI DOLPHINS: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina TE Charles Clay looks much better as a No. 2, and Ebron is a great security blanket for QB Ryan Tannehill. 20. ARIZONA CARDINALS: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State A nice fit for the Cardinals in this spot. 21. GREEN BAY PACKERS: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame A definite reach with a sky-high ceiling, the closest thing to Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski in this draft, but quite a project. 22. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State A big reach here but coach Chip Kelly sees an updated model of WR DeSean Jackson without the baggage. 23. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech Chiefs would like a wideout, but that group is deep and corners struggled in the second half of 2013. 24. CINCINNATI BENGALS: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Just because they’re the Bungles. 25. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame Chargers determined to plug up the middle of their defense. 26. CLEVELAND BROWNS: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama Browns go strictly best player available here. 27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU Not a need but Saints are shocked he still is there. 28. CAROLINA PANTERS: Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi Panthers have to go with best wideout on the board. 29. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota Brings the kind of versatility coach Bill Belichick loves to move up and down the line in 30 or 40 fronts. 30. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State 49ers continue to rebuild secondary. 31. DENVER BRONCOS: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU This is a need pick and a slight reach. 32. SEATTLE SEATTLE: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State WR Syndey Rice is a long shot to stay healthy as is WR Percy Harvin, but if Harvin and Benjamin can stay on the field together ...

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Every pick’s a star at Draft Bears worst 1st rounder was one they traded for Mirer VIEWS Hub Arkush What is it that makes the NFL Draft more appealing than the World Series, NBA Finals or Stanley Cup? Check the marketing studies folks, in terms of fan interest and popularity it’s actually true. It has to be the old “Hope springs eternal” factor. During the past two decades at least one NFL team, and in many years two or three, have gone from last place to first in their divisions in one offseason. A couple of really nice draft picks, maybe a key free agent acquisition or two to go with them and suddenly the doormat of the division becomes the welcome mat to the playoffs. For one threeday weekend in the spring, all 32 NFL teams are legitimate contenders. So what will the Monsters of the Midway do with the 14th pick in the first round? Will they find the next Dick Butkus, Walter Payton or Brian Urlacher, or will they give us another Mike Hull, Stan Thomas or Michael Haynes. Or will they trade the pick? I was listening to the guys on the SCORE the other day trying to identify the Bears’ worst firstround pick of all time and as they rattled off Thomas, Haynes, Curtis Enis, Chris Williams and others, I was screaming to myself and my windshield “You’re missing it!” For my money, the Bears worst first round pick of all time was the one they traded to the Seattle Seahawks for Rick Mirer. As Dave Wannstedt told me some time after, “Hey, it seemed like a good idea at the time.” There you have it. No team in NFL history has ever made a firstround choice that didn’t seem like a good idea at the time. Some work out, some cost general manager’s and coaches their jobs. Drafting in the NFL is in fact more an art than a science. If it was science, an awful lot of guys could learn to do it well. Alas, there are only a handful of general managers in NFL history to have long, successful careers. Here is what Phil Emery and his peers can control on draft day. Each team “stacks” their own draft boards and at the end of the day very few of the 32 look all that different. Take any one of the 32 teams’ list of the top 32 players in this draft and at least 28 or 29 of those lists are all going to have at least 28 of the same players listed in very similar order. The player they choose is pretty much a matter of taste, and need. The one thing that every one of the 32 teams strive to obtain is value. If you’re picking 14th, you want one of the top 10 or 12 players on your board. If you take the 27th best player at 14, more often than not you will fail. Keep in mind also that picks Nos. 8 through 10 are the hardest, not necessarily the best. The wiggle room is a lot tighter when you’re

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Bears quarterback Rick Mirer runs with the ball in the third quarter against Arizona on Aug. 17, 1997, at Soldier Field.

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top 10 are there because they’re bad, and they probably got there by being bad at drafting. What are the Bears to do? I’d like to see them trade down to somewhere between Nos. 20 and 24, pick up an extra No. 1 next year or at least an extra couple second-round choices and still get a Calvin Pryor, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Ryan Shazier or Bradley Roby. If they’re stuck at No. 14, Justin Gilbert, C.J. Mosley, Taylor Lewan and Eric Ebron are all top 10-to-12 talents, at least one of whom if not more should be available. The Bears should take the best one. You want this year’s sleeper/ Kyle Long pick, try Troy Niklas from Notre Dame. He’s a home run or a strikeout, but if he goes out of the park he’s a 500 footer to dead center. • Hub Arkush cover the Bears for He can be reached at harkush@ or on Twitter @Hub_Arkush.

NIU’s all-time NFL draftees Year

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1948 1952 1968 1969 1972 1973

Larry Brink (DE) Fran Cahill (DE) Tom Rosenow (DT) John Spilis (WR) Tom Wittum (P/K) Larry Clark (LB) Willie Hatter (WR) John Nokes (LB) Mark Kellar (FB) Jerry Latin (RB) Bob Gregolunas (LB) Jerry Golsteyn (QB) Jerry Meyers (DT) Ken Moore (TE) Randy Clark (OT) Jim Hannula (OT) Scott Bolzan (OT) Scott Kellar (DT) Curt Partridge (WR) Steve O’Malley (DT) Doug Bartlett (DT) Clarence Vaughn (LB) Todd Peat (G) Brett Tucker (CB) LeShon Johnson (RB) Ryan Diem (G) Justin McCareins (WR) Darrell Hill (WR) Michael Turner (RB) Garrett Wolfe (RB) Doug Free (OT) Larry English (DE) Chandler Harnish (QB)

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1977 1980 1981 1984 1986


1990 1994 2001 2002 2004 2007 2009 2012

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Insider A closer look at the prep track & field scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... CHANTEL KYLER junior, Indian Creek Kyler was the lone first-place finisher for the Timberwolves on Friday at Forreston when she won the high jump.


GIRLS DeKalb, Kaneland, Sycamore at Northern Illinois Big 12 Meet in Dixon, 3 p.m., Friday It’s already that time of year again. The teams will compete for the conference title before the postseason begins next week. BOYS DeKalb Invite, 4 p.m. Friday The Barbs host a tuneup for the Northern Illinois Big 12 Meet, which takes place May 16.

SCHEDULE TODAY Girls: Genoa-Kingston at Big Northern Conference Meet at Rock Falls, 4 p.m. FRIDAY Boys: DeKalb Invite, 4 p.m.; Sycamore at Hononegah, 4 p.m.; Kaneland at Kane County Meet at Streamwood, 4 p.m. Girls: DeKalb, Kaneland, Sycamore at Northern Illinois Big 12 Meet in Dixon, 3 p.m. SATURDAY Boys-Girls: G-K Invite, 11 a.m. MONDAY Boys: Kaneland at Rochelle, 4:15 p.m. Girls: Genoa-Kingston, Kaneland at Oregon, 4 p.m.

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G-K continues Richmond dominance By LUKE SRODULSKI Coaches often look for a key win leading into the postseason, and it certainly helps when they can get that win in the same meet each year. The Genoa-Kingston boys won the Rocket Relays at Richmond-Burton for the fourth straight time last week with victories in the discus, long jump and the 800-meter run. It was a win that coach Brent Bacon thinks really helped his team mentally. “It was a solid team win all the way from the frosh-soph level to the varsity,” he said. “When you get a win like this, it kind of bumps up the team morale.” That was the most important part of the win. G-K has one more major meet (its home invite) before conference championships, and a confidence-builder like this was vital. “Judging by what I gathered

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Kaneland’s Lauren Zick (center) cruises in the 100-yard dash finals at the Kane County Meet on Friday in Maple Park. on the bus ride back, this kind of put our heads back on track,” Bacon said. “We look forward to this meet because it’s kind of our stepping stone to prep us for conference, sectionals and our G-K Invite.”

H-BR’s Clark toughs it out: In her senior season, her last shot, Kristen Clark isn’t letting injuries get the best of her. Despite not being as healthy as she could’ve, the Hinckley-Big Rock senior won the

400 at Seneca last week in 64.84 second and bested it by about two seconds Wednesday night at Plano. She’s not slowing down as the postseason approaches. “It seems like nagging injuries have kind of gotten her a little more than they have in the past,” H-BR coach Greg Burks said. “We’ve been running her and trying to get her healthy for [the postseason].” Clark qualified for the Class 1A state meet in the 800 a year ago, but proved to be very competitive in the 400 as well. Burks isn’t sure whether he’ll have her run the 400, the 800 or both in the coming weeks. He said the challenge is that the two events are placed close together, but he’s confident she’ll have success in whatever route they go. “She can challenge the qualifying times in both of those events,” Burks said. “She’s running well and has a lot of desire and has been a really enjoyable person to work with for the last four years.”


Sycamore boys track preparing for the postseason Winning a home meet is always fun. Taking down an arch rival makes it even sweeter. That’s just what Sycamore’s boys team did at the Gib Seegers Invitational last Friday. The Spartans beat out DeKalb, a team which has had their number so far this year. In a sport so predicated on individual scores and times, it was a priceless team victory. “We hosted, and it’s our big meet, so it’s always nice to get a win at home,” Sycamore coach Pete Piccony said. “If nothing else, it’s a good springboard for the remainder of the season. We’re a week away from confer-

benefits of Piccony being flexible with his lineups. “He ran the best time, so he belongs with those guys,” Piccony said of Aurand. “Just the fact that he’s a sophomore doesn’t make it ence. We are looking again to put that surprising, because his time the best teams and the best times was good enough.” Going forward, there’s a good that we have out there.” chance those adjustments are To do that, the Spartans have going to continue as the Spartans been switching things up pretty regularly, and it’s starting to pay approach the conference and sectional meets. Things will have dividends. This was particularly to change if they want to have noticeable in the 4x800-meter relay, in which a sophomore, Eric a chance of taking down Kaneland, which has dominated both Aurand, was “running with the DeKalb and Sycamore this year. big boys,” as Piccony put it. But Piccony likes his chances. The result of that race was a Sycamore win, which showed the He has several relay teams that

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he thinks are capable of making it downstate, a sprinter in Dion Hooker who has been winning races all year, and youngsters like Aurand who are ready to step up when needed. “This is the time of the year that we’re starting to piece everything together,” Piccony said. “We’re going to play with the lineup. That’s just what we do. We’re going to play with it and see if we can’t get the best combination.” • Luke Srodulski is a contributor to the Daily Chronicle. Write to him at


Quenneville still backing Leddy despite benching By MARK LAZERUS Joel Quenneville sent a very strong message to defenseman Nick Leddy in Game 3 against the Wild, scratching him – in his hometown in front of family and friends – for the first time in more than three years. And while Quenneville wouldn’t tip his hand – he has two days off to stew on the 4-0 loss before Friday’s Game 4 – he said that Leddy likely will get another chance to get out of the doghouse.

“I still think he’ll be a big part of this series and success going forward,” Quenneville said. “We’re going to need him here and we want him to be a part of it.” Leddy, who was buried at the end of the bench for the last three games of the Stanley Cup Final last spring, was replaced by Shel- Nick Leddy don Brookbank in the lineup. Before the game, Quen-

neville said he needed to see more speed out of Leddy. After the game, Quenneville said Brookbank simply “deserved” a chance to play after performing well during Brent Seabrook’s three-game suspension against St. Louis. Quenneville again praised Brookbank on Wednesday. “Going into that building, I thought Brooksie, physically, probably gives us a little bit more,” he said. “We felt it was going to be a hard game. The St. Louis series was a tough, tough environment and he handled it well. He played im-

portant minutes and played against some top lines, as well. We were comfortable with the move and I thought he played pretty well.” Speaking volumes: After taking an early penalty in Game 3, Niklas Hjalmarsson – medically not cleared to speak after taking a puck to the throat Niklas in Game 2 – Hjalmarrson slammed his stick to express his displeasure. But his de-

fense partner, Johnny Oduya, said he didn’t run into much difficulty communicating during the game. “The better you know somebody, the easier it is,” Oduya said. That said, Hjalmarsson’s not supposed to speak. It doesn’t mean he’s entirely incapable of it. “I think I heard him yell a few times last night, so maybe that’s the energy of the game or the adrenaline that you get from playing,” Patrick Kane said. Hjalmarsson’s seeming indestructibility continued to

wow his teammates. “Toughness is not always how hard you hit somebody – a lot of times it’s what you can take and go through, just being fearless,” Oduya said. “That’s something I think he proves, and he does that every night.” Shaw still questionable: Andrew Shaw, who suffered an apparent leg injury in Game 1 and hasn’t played since, is still questionable for Game 4. “That’s to be determined,” Quenneville said. “He’s been OK. It’s tough to say right now.”

Hawks realize sense of urgency is now Continued from page B1 They predictably won two home games against the Wild by waiting until the third period to put the hammer down. And just when it looked like the Hawks might have reached a new level and were ready to avoid the dreaded first-road-game loss, they – predictably – let the Wild drag them down to their level in textbook fashion and lost 4-0. Cue the “wake-up call” quote. “I think if anything, it’s a wake-up call for us,” Kane said. “Winning six games in a row, maybe we were a little overconfident in ourselves; and Minnesota did a good job of making it a

series [Wednesday] night.” The Hawks know they’re in a fight against a team that won’t go away. “They’re better in every area,” defenseman Johnny Oduya said. “It’s not going to be the same series it was last year. I think everybody knows that.” But the Hawks also know that they are the Blackhawks, a team that has responded to the urgency of the moment in winning Stanley Cups in 2010 and 2013. Nothing that has happened in this postseason has disproven that. “We haven’t played our best game in this series yet. Hopefully, it’s coming sooner rather than later,” Kane said. “But you see a stat – we’ve lost nine in a

now, the Hawks indeed have lost the first road game of a playoff series nine consecutive times – and 10 times in 12 games since 2010. What they might not know is that they are 15-5 on the road after that first game. In other words, they get better. It’s Johnny Oduya just a matter of urgency. Blackhawks defenseman “The urgency is there now,” Oduya said. “We’ve seen how row [in] our first road game in a [the Wild] can play and how they battled to win games. series. It’s not a fun stat. “But it’s a tough league. That’s something we have to From one to eight in the play- have, too. It was a little bit of a offs, any team can be beaten – wake-up call, but not really. We and we just came off a six-game knew this is the way they play. winning streak in the playoffs, We saw it [when] they outbatwhich is pretty impressive in tled Colorado a lot. We have to play better – that’s the bottom itself.” As they know all too well line.”

“We’ve seen how [the Wild] can play and how they battled to win games. That’s something we have to have, too.”

NIU athlete enjoys being close to family • DUBER Continued from page B1 “It’s kind of interesting seeing the different ways that people coached. For example, Geneva was pretty intense, and then I moved to North and that was not quite as intense. It’s fun to meet new people and meet new coaches

and see what they’re doing, too.” Heuer is at NIU now because she’s closer to home, and she has plenty of goals for the future, from improving times on the track to heading into future studies of occupational therapy. But whatever the future holds, she seems to have that one constant always going for her.

“Track has been really fun in that it gives you something interesting to do you can really focus on,” she said. • Vinnie Duber writes the weekly On Campus column for Shaw Media. If you have a column idea about area athletes competing in college, contact him at vinnieduber@

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Tate Estis created these duck calls in a workshop at his home in New Kent, Virginia. Estis was so fascinated by the duck calls he and his father used to duck hunt, he started pulling them apart to see how they worked and eventually he made them. Every duck call he creates is unique.



Handmade duck calls attract a following By MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON The Associated Press


hen Scott Simmons received a wooden duck call in college, he was instantly intrigued by the possibility of making one. “I recognized then that those little duck calls were a folk art piece that could be handed down from generation to generation,” said Simmons, of Kirksey, Kentucky. “When I realized I could escape the busyness of everyday life and become engaged into the world of wildlife through the use of game calls, I knew then that I had found a passion.” Hunters, woodworkers and wildlife enthusiasts have been carving and decorating duck calls for generations. The small woodwind instruments, made of wood or acrylic, are designed to mimic the quacks of ducks. Interest in making and collecting duck calls has grown with the popularity of the A&E television show “Duck Dynasty,” said Simmons, who belongs to a national association of collectors. The show follows the Robertson family, owners of Duck Commander, a company that makes duck calls and other duck-hunting merchandise in West Monroe, Louisiana. The show has been renewed for a sixth season. “It’s unbelievable the amount of interest that show has stimulated in calls,” said Simmons. A growing recognition among art collectors about the value of antique duck calls also has made more people aware of the hobby, said Howard Harlan of Nashville, Tennessee, a founding member of The Callmakers and Collectors Association of America. “A lot of collectors are not duck call collectors. They are folk art collectors,” he said.

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Scott Simmons carved this duck call for his son, hoping it will become a family heirloom, in Kirksey, Kentucky. After receiving a duck call as a gift in college, Simmons began learning the craft. Duck calls are small woodwind instruments designed to mimic the sounds that ducks make. Many duck calls are decorated with elaborate patterns, birds or nature scenes. Two years ago, a collector paid $103,500 at auction for a duck call that depicts a rattlesnake, alligator, hound, duck and pheasant. Carver J.T. Beckhart is believed to have made the call around 1890. Harlan, who taught himself to make duck calls in 1960, has been a collector for years and estimates he has about

5,000 calls. “I don’t use them at all. I sit there and look at them,” said Harlan, co-author of “The Legacy of the American Duck Call” (self-published, Harlan Anderson Press, 2012). Often, duck calls are made by hand on a lathe. The call-maker first turns the barrel with a hole bored through it, and then makes an insert that holds the reed

and helps produce the sound. Historically, calls were made with a single reed. In recent years, double reed calls have grown in popularity because they are easier to use. Simmons already has carved a duck call for his 2-year-old son, Tanner. Made of red cedar, it shows resting mallards and Father Time. It earned Simmons first place in the hand-carving category of the Grand National Callmaking Competition in 2013. He looks forward to Tanner getting old enough to learn to carve. “I’ll be crushed if he doesn’t like duck calls,” said Simmons, who said he changed his college major from nursing to biology after learning to make duck calls. Today, he works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Making a duck call is about more than appearances, said Tate Estis of New Kent, Virginia. Sound is critically important, said the 13-year-old, who has been making calls for about 18 months. Tate, who sells his calls online for between $40 and $75, said customers praise them for their sound. “My goal is to give people a good call,” said Tate, who was 5 the first time his dad took him duck hunting. “I use them all the time and have called in many ducks.” The sound can be the trickiest part, agreed Charles Rose, a call maker in Bartlett, Tennessee. A longtime woodworker, he started making calls a few years ago. Call makers can change the sound by trimming the reed or filing the sound board. “I’m not 100 percent satisfied with my sound yet,” he said. He enjoys spending time turning the instruments on his lathe and sharing the finished product with friends. “I just love working with wood – the detail and the accuracy,” he said. “Things have to be just so for pieces of wood to fit together and sound good.”


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things to do this weekend an R comedy starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman; and “Moms’ Night Out,” a PG comedy starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins.

Don’t forget Mom This Sunday is, of course, Mother’s Day. It’s not too late to plan a super-special day for mom. Take her somewhere special, make her breakfast in bed or a special dinner, let her relax at a spa – any idea is good as long as you celebrate your mom!

course around, set up your own around your yard.

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no additional charge). Water provided; food and beverages available for purchase. See for coming dates and exceptions and look for the group on Facebook. Northern Illinois Arts & Crafts Show: May 31 and June 1, DeKalb County Courthouse lawn, Sycamore. More than 60 artists and crafters will exhibit.

The NBA and NHL playoffs are heating up, so if you’re looking for some intense sports action this weekend, find a game on TV. Check the paper or your favorite sports website for schedule information.


NIU Community School of the Arts recitals and concerts: Through May, Recital Hall and Concert Hall, Music Building, The need to read NIU, DeKalb. Free; open to the Reading is Fun Week kicks off Sunday. public. Information: www.csa. Pick out some books this weekend, and or 815-753-1450. The schedule: start reading on Sunday! Challenge your May 14 friends to a read-off to see who can read Hole in one • 7 p.m. – CSA Children’s Choir, the most books, hold a book-club get-toAt the movies directed by Mary Lynn Doherty, gether or read a book out loud to each Saturday is National Miniature Golf Recital Hall. The big movies opening this week are other. Just celebrate the joy of reading! Day, a day to celebrate miniature golf. May 17 “Neighbors,” an R comedy starring Seth Head to a course near you with your • 10:30 a.m. – Cello solos, Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron; “Chef,” family and/or friends, or if there isn’t a – More Content Now students of Linc Smelser. Recital Hall. • 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. – Violin solos, Suzuki students of Ann Information: 815-758-0313 or STAGE Through May 10, Jack Olson Through May 30, DeKalb Area Montzka-Smelser, Laurie Women’s Center Galleries, 1021 Gallery, Visual Arts Building, NIU, Rodriguez and Karen Weckerly, State St., DeKalb. Curated by and Gallery 215, 215 N. Fourth DeKalb Area Agricultural Stage Coach Players’ “Cheaper Recital Hall. St., DeKalb. Galleries open from Danielle Dobies, exhibit features Heritage Association Exhibit by the Dozen”: 7:30 p.m. May • 5:30 p.m. – Piano solos, Suzuki 3 to 5 p.m. following Commence13 emerging and professional Gallery: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednes8 through 10 and 15 through students of Marilyn Montzka, ment Ceremonies on May 10. artists from Northern Illinois days and Sundays, Labor Day Recital Hall. 17, 2 p.m. May 18, Stage Coach “Looting, Hoarding, Collecting University, the Fox Valley and through Memorial Day, or by Kishwaukee Concert Band’s Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. ...”: Through May 23, North and Chicago. A diverse variety of appointment, Nehring Gallery, “Passport”: 3 p.m. May 18, Hall Case Galleries of the NIU media is used to create installa111 S. Second St., Suite 204, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Stage Coach Players’ “12 Art Museum, DeKalb. Gallery tions addressing the spectacle DeKalb. Free. Music Building, NIU. Free. www. Angry Jurors”: 7:30 p.m. June hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday or spectator in art. Opening 815-756-8737. 5 through 7 and 12 through 14, through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. reception: 2 to 4 p.m. May 8. PG-43: 8 p.m. May 31, Sandwich 2 p.m. June 15, Stage Coach Saturday. Information: www.niu. Gallery hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays COMEDY Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. edu/artmuseum. and by appointment. 815-758Sandwich. Adult contemporary. “Hoarding, Amassing and Ex1351. Tickets: $15 to $25. 815-786REGIONAL Stage Coach Players’ “How to cess”: Through May 23, Rotun“General Dutton’s America”: Syc2555. www.sandwichoperaSucceed in Business Without da and South Galleries, NIU Art amore History Museum, 1730 N. Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. Really Trying”: 7:30 p.m. July Charles: Various dates at Pheas- New Orleans Jazz Party: 7 to 10 Museum, Altgeld Hall, DeKalb. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition 10 through 12 and 17 through ant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. explores the life and times of p.m. June 7, Faranda’s Banquet 19, 2 p.m. July 13, Stage Coach Visit Tuesday through Friday, noon General Everell Dutton including Center, 302 Grove St., DeKalb. Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. for acts, prices and showtimes. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: his role in the Civil War and how Featuring A Wing and A Prayer 630-584-6342. he shaped Sycamore when he Dixieland Orchestra. Cabaret Stage Coach Players’ “Arsenic Programing schedule: returned. Admission: $5, free for setting includes dance floor and and Old Lace”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 EVENTS members and children younger May 13 – Film screening and cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 through 16, and Aug. 21 through than 14. www.sycamorehistory. discussion, “Rape of Europa,” p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance; 23, 2 p.m. Aug. 24, Stage Coach Swing Dancing in DeKalb: 7 to org. 815-895-5762. 2006 documentary on Nazi $25 at the door. Information: Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. 10:30 p.m. May 20, O’Leary’s “Through My Eyes,” paintings looting and art repatriation, 117 www.justmakeithappen-dekalb. Irish Pub & Grill (upstairs), 260 and drawings of Irish imminutes, location TBA com. E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. migrant Louise Behal Price: May 15 – The Meanings of DeKalb Municipal Band conART No partner needed, casual Through May 31, The Art Box, Objects, poetry recital and certs: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, June dress, leather-soled shoes 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. reading, Altgeld Hall 315, 7:15 to 10 through Aug. 19, Hopkins recommended. $5 admission NIU School of Art Spring BachGallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 8:30 p.m. Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. No concert July 1. p.m. Monday through Saturday. Spectacular: Group Exhibition: elor of Fine Arts Exhibition: (includes lesson at 7 p.m. at





Free. www.dekalbparkdistrict. com. ONGOING ONGOING Art Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Classes for children and adults. or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. www. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for fun invited; no auditions. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays during the school year, NIU Music Building. Contact conductor Seth Houston at or 303815-0648. Kishwaukee Barbershop Harmony Singers rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Open to men of all ages. Contacts: Dave at 815895-5955 or Ed at 815-756-3004. Prairie Echoes Chorus rehearsal: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb. Singing, food, friendship and fun. Kishwaukee Concert Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, band room at Door 16 of Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. All-volunteer band for anyone age 18 or older who has played a wind or percussion instrument in the past. No auditions needed. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. “The Way” acoustic coffee house: 6 to 8:30 p.m. first Saturday each month, DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 or tomndcc@

Review: Rogen, Efron wage comic war in ‘Neighbors’ By JOCELYN NOVECK If ever two genres of film were inextricably intertwined, it would seem to be the frat house movie and the gross-out comedy. After all, do frats ever do anything that’s NOT gross? Not in the movies, they don’t. “Neighbors,” starring (and produced by) Seth Rogen and directed by Nicholas Stoller, proudly straddles these two genres and boldly tosses in a third: The “We’ve-justbecome-parents, NOW-what?” movie. You know these: Baby arrives, cute as a button but bringing ALL kinds of trouble, and then things are resolved in a syrupy sweet finale. It’s safe to say that syrupy sweetness is not a problem with “Neighbors.” In fact, it is noisy, crude, profane, gross, and sometimes mean. Luckily, it’s also extremely funny, and you’ll realize by the end that it has some heart, too. Most importantly, what it may suffer in narrative coherence it makes up for with a first-rate cast – the reliably funny Rogen, the gamefor-anything Rose Byrne, and in the most pleasant surprise, a truly excellent Zac Efron as an immature, narcissistic, vindictive and, by the way, unbelievably buff frat leader whose obnoxious brio might just be masking deeper issues. (Zac, as a parent who had to watch the “High School Musical” films at least 400 times, maybe more, let me just say: I

done, thanks to the nimble comic instincts of Rogen, Byrne, Efron and also Dave Franco as Pete, Teddy’s right-hand man at the frat, who unStarring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac like his buddy, actually seems to be Efron aiming for a productive future. (Lisa Plot: A couple with a newborn baby Kudrow, in a small role as a college face unexpected difficulties after they are official, is reliably zany.) forced to live next to a fraternity house. Occasionally the humor goes Rating: Rated R for pervasive language, awry – or just too far. A baby munchstrong crude and sexual content, graphic ing on a used condom? “What’s that nudity and drug use throughout. you have there, sweetie, a balloon?” Running time: 1 hour, 36 minutes Mac asks. (Cue the delighted groans in the multiplex.) Maybe the joke could have stopped there. But it much energy gathering up the stroll- doesn’t. And how about the visual gag er, the car seat, the breast pump and involving, well, a nursing woman’s the cooler, that they collapse in a breasts? Was that really necessary? heap by the front door. Parenthood On a brighter note, there’s a ain’t easy. priceless bit in which Mac and Still, the couple’s doing pretty Teddy bond by trading inter-genwell in their new suburban digs. erational “Batman” impressions: Until Delta Psi moves in. Right next Teddy does Christian Bale, and door. Mac does Michael Keaton. Another At first, Mac and Kelly try to fun scene involves the frat guys make nice with the frat’s leader, trying their hand at Robert de Niro Teddy (Efron), who’s such a fine impressions. physical specimen that Mac calls At a certain point, the movie him “something a gay guy designed starts to feel like an extended “Saturin a lab.” Debating the least geeky day Night Live” skit, with not much way to say “could ya keep it down?” they head next door, and end up par- concern for narrative progression. tying all night, just to show how cool But few people will complain. And a closing scene that was imthey are. But soon, the noise is too provised, placing a shirtless Rogen much, and they’re calling the cops. and Efron in front of an Abercombie The war is on. & Fitch store, is not only funny but The script by Andrew J. Cohen surprisingly touching. It helps that and Brendan O’Brien misses no opportunity to mine frat-film clichés. Efron looks exactly like an Abercrombie model. Beer pong? Check. Stunts involving Again, nobody will complain. sex toys? Check. But it’s quite well


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Zac Efron (left) and Dave Franco are pictured in a scene from “Neighbors.” forgive you now.) Rogen plays Mac Radner, a young father who clearly hasn’t smoothly completed his transition to adulthood. He still dreams of the epic partying he once engaged in. And so

does his wife, Kelly (Byrne, beautiful as always, and energetically foul-mouthed here.) When a friend suggests an evening at a rave, Kelly and Mac want to go so badly, they decide to bring baby. But they spend so

IVT offers summer theater workshops for children and teens Indian Valley Theatre is taking registrations for two summer theater workshops. In these sessions, IVT offers children of all ages a fun, safe and rewarding atmosphere to learn about theater and build confidence. Students will be introduced to the many facets of theater, including building sets and props and understanding the basics of putting on a show. Not only will they rehearse the play, they also will participate in theater games and activities that introduce the basics of theater.

These games develop poise, voice, confidence and movement and create an understanding of the characters for the play. This year’s play is “Scare O’Clock News,” by Alethia Hummel. Children will get to take part in a spine-tingling ghostly adventure with twists, turns and lots of fun surprises. Every child is cast in a part adapted to fit their specific talents and needs that allow them to explore, imagine, create and have fun. The two-week children’s program is

for students entering first through eighth grades this fall. The cost per student is $80. Classes are 9 a.m. to noon weekdays, June 16 through 27. Performances are 6:30 p.m. June 27 and 2 p.m. June 28. All performances are on the Opera House stage. The registration deadline is June 2. Registration forms and payment details are available at The high school workshop program, One Act Wonders Acting Workshop, will be held from 9 a.m.

to noon July 7 through 11, with performances at 6:30 p.m. July 11 and 2 p.m. July 12 on the Opera House stage. The high school program is for students entering high school this fall through seniors graduating this spring. The cost for the oneweek program is $60 per student. In a rigorous but relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, students will rehearse and prepare a variety of theatrical pieces, both comedic and dramatic. With the help of Sandwich High School theater director Kevin Pajor,

the actors will explore their inner talents and prepare for a performance for their family and friends at the end of the program. Classes will fill up quickly and the deadlines may be shortened if classes fill up sooner. All classes and performances are held at the Sandwich Opera House. Registration can be made online or by mail. For more information, visit www., email or call 888-365-8889.


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‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ keeps it all in the family A Clare family is adding a touch of symmetry to the diverse Stage Coach Players production of “Cheaper by the Dozen,” directed by Kara Wilkins. The show, which opens this weekend, is based on the 1948 autobiographical book by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, about growing up in a family with 12 children. Real-life husband and wife, Denny and Maria Boynton, along with their 12-year-old daughter, Gwynneth, take the stage as three members of the Gilbreth family. Denny and Maria play Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, the father and mother who were pioneers of industrial efficiency in the early 20th century. Gwynneth plays the Gilbreth’s daughter, Lillian. In addition, one of the Boynton’s foster-dogs, Stanley, also is part of the production, starring as Stanley the $5 dog. Having so many people from a single family is one unusual aspect of this production. Another is that the other eight cast members portraying the Gilbreth children come from a variety of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. “During the audition process, I was looking for the best possible individual for each role,” Wilkins said in a news release. “The Gilbreth family lived in a different generation – one in which genders, races and ethnicities were not considered equal. I think that Frank Gilbreth

am honored to be trusted to play the part of their mother.” The Boynton family fosters dogs through Rover Rescue of Illinois, an all-volunteer organization that transports dogs from high-kill shelters in southern Indiana to their foster home network in northern Illinois. To date, the Boyntons have fostered and placed more than 40 dogs. Stanley, the canine star of the show, was removed from an abusive home in Indian after his broken front left elbow was left untreated for more than a month. By the time Stanley arrived in the care of Rover Rescue, the break had healed incorrectly. Though Stanley walks with a limp, he romps about in the yard with his other foster brothers and sisters with no pain and, when he hits full-speed, his limp is almost entirely undetectable. “Stanley is a wonderful dog and I cannot thank Rover Rescue enough for allowing him to be a part of the show,” Wilkins said in the release. “In spite of the rough beginning to his life, he has so much love for everyone. He melts my heart every time I see him.” Show times for “Cheaper by the Dozen” are 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and May 15 through 17 and 2 p.m. May 18 at Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. Tickets are available online at www., or by phone at 815-758-1940.

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The Stage Coach Players production of “Cheaper by the Dozen” opens today. was a very intelligent man and, if he lived today, would find the ideas of yesteryear to be inefficient, unintelligent and illogical. To not utilize the talents of all people is foolish and certainly not productive.” “I hope the audience spends their time enjoying the entirety of the show rather than wondering why the Gilbreth family is diverse. Each and every member of the cast is talented and perfect for the role in which he/ she was cast,” Wilkins said in the

release. ”I do not see anything but the Gilbreth children before me.” When asked about the contrast of having such diversity paired with the congruity of three members of one family as part of the cast, Wilkins smiled. “The entire cast is congruent,” she said in the release. “It just so happens that three of them are also related.” “I love Denny and Maria,” Wilkins said. “I was excited when

they auditioned for the show. Directing them was easy because I did not need to spend time teaching them how to portray the love the Gilbreths had for each other because they already have it. They are truly in love themselves.” “Denny and I both are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work together on this production and get to know all the kids,” Maria Boynton said in the release. “My stage children are absolutely delightful, and I

Concert around the world closes Kish band season The Kishwaukee Concert Band will present “Passport” at 3 p.m. May 18 in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Northern Illinois University Music Building in DeKalb. This concert is sponsored by Everything’s a Gourd gourd crafting by Lowell May. Dave Lehman and Gene VandenBosch are the conductors, with Mark Baldin as the guest trumpet soloist. Carmen Dragon’s arrangement of Samuel Ward’s “America, the Beautiful,” “Hands Across the Sea,” “Chimes of Liberty” are some of the American selections to be played on the trip around the world. “Colonel Bogey March” is another familiar selection that will be easily recognized.

Selections from “Les Miserables” will take the journey to France, and on the Latin/Spanish part of the tour come “El Relicario,” “Malaguena,” and “Carribean Dream.” The concert marks the end of the volunteer band’s 12th season. The band is made up of people 18 and older who have played a wind or percussion instrument in the past. There are no auditions. Rehearsals begin in September for season 13. Rehearsals are held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb. Clarinets are especially needed. For more information, visit

Registration now open for CCT summer theater camps Registration is open for Children’s Community Theatre’s summer Imagination Camps. The theme for this year’s Beginner’s Imagination Camp is “Circus, Circus!” The camp is open to children entering grades 1 through 6 in the fall. Children will be divided into groups by age and will spend two weeks learning songs, dances and skits that will be performed for family and friends at the conclusion of camp. Beginner’s Imagination Camp will be offered on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to noon, June 9 through 20, with sessions hosted at St. John

Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26555 Brickville Road, in Sycamore. The final showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. June 20 in the auditorium of Sycamore High School. Cost for the two-week camp is $115 per student. Students enrolled in Advanced Camp (which is open to students entering seventh grade in the fall through spring 2014 high school graduates) will get the experience of auditioning for, rehearsing and presenting a fulllength version of the Broadway musical “Footloose,” all within a span of less than two weeks. The camp is in session af-

ternoons, June 16 through 29. Most rehearsals will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Sycamore, with shows at Sycamore High School June 27 through 29. While preparing the show, advanced campers will receive instruction in various theater disciplines including singing, dancing, acting, voice projection, costuming and more. The two-week camp costs $140 per student. Complete details for both camps (including a detailed rehearsal schedule for Advanced Camp), along with an online registration form can be found online at www.

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The Kishwaukee Concert Band will present “Passport” at 3 p.m. May 18 in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in DeKalb.

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Tattoo could raise eyebrows at formal event Dear Abby: I’m a young professional female with a military background. I’m well-educated and have a great job. However, I am also tattooed. The design is a tasteful full sleeve, with some work on my chest and other arm. I will be attending a black tie affair for my boyfriend’s company and am wondering what attire would be appropriate for such an event. I’m not ashamed of my art, and I have no issue with baring my arms, but would this be acceptable in this circumstance? – Forever Covered Dear Forever Covered: I’m glad you asked, because it depends upon what kind of company your boyfriend works

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips for. If it’s creative, then to display your body art would not be shocking. However, if the company culture is conservative, it might attract unwelcome attention, and I don’t recommend it. Dear Abby: I have been intimately involved with another woman. Our relationship has been great for the past eight months. There is an immense amount of love and caring for each other. Although we have been together, we do not currently live together.

My problem is she’s still living with her ex-husband. They have been separated for 12 years, but circumstances have brought them back into the same residence. I don’t have an issue with their “roommate” situation. I have been to their home, have stayed the night and I’m OK with their arrangement. What I DO take issue with is him introducing himself as her husband. Since I heard him do that, I have been in an uncomfortable state. Am I wrong for feeling this way, or is she wrong for allowing it to happen? – Seething in Sacramento Dear Seething: Whether this couple has been separated for

12 years or not, they are still legally married. He IS her husband. You may be feeling uncomfortable because you feel like you may be involved in a triangle, and from where I sit, it may be true. It’s time to have a frank conversation with your partner to clarify exactly what your role is. Dear Abby: I have been trying to plan my son and future daughter-in-law’s rehearsal dinner. The bride originally told me a local pizza place would be fine for the dinner. I insisted that I would like something “nicer,” and she said it was up to me. I have found a place within budget, but have just learned that the bridal shower is being

catered by the same place. Is it acceptable for me to have the rehearsal at the same place? We live in a town with relatively limited options, and there are other important festivities going on that day that limit my options further. Holding the rehearsal dinner at my house would be too stressful. Would it be OK to have it at the same restaurant, but serve different food? – Future Mother-In-Law

Dear Future Mother-In-Law: Absolutely! And congratulations on the forthcoming happy event.

• Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Compassion for Tourette syndrome sufferers Dear Dr. K: My grandson was recently diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. Could you explain what this is? What can I do to help him? Dear Reader: Twenty years ago, I got into a cab at the hospital, heading for the airport. The driver was a man in his 30s who liked to talk. About every 30 seconds as he talked, he would clear his throat. It was not a gentle sound – you could have heard it several hundred yards away. Also, every few minutes his head would suddenly jerk to the right side. He asked me what I did, and I told him I was a doctor. He asked what kind of doctor, and I said I practiced internal medicine. He asked what that meant, and I replied that I

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff took care of adults, made diagnoses and prescribed treatments but didn’t do surgery. He asked: “Like what kind of diagnoses?” I replied: “Like, do you have Tourette syndrome?” He jammed on the brakes, pulled the car to the side of the road and turned his head to look back at me. “Where were you when I needed you?” He then told me that as a child he had been placed in institutions for the “insane” because of his condition. It had taken him 20 years, and multiple doctors, before the

diagnosis was made – and before he was told he was not crazy, after all. Tourette syndrome (TS) is a disorder of the nervous system that often begins in childhood. The major symptom is tics: sudden, brief, involuntary or semi-voluntary movements (motor tics) or sounds (vocal tics). For example, a child may blink his eyes, shrug his shoulders or grunt, bark, repeat words (sometimes foul words) or, like the cab driver, repeatedly clear his throat. Tics usually begin around age 7. Motor tics usually come on first; vocal tics start later. Tic activity tends to peak from about age 8 to age 12. Understandably, children with TS often have feelings of

embarrassment, low self-esteem and self-criticism. Traditional psychotherapy and a different type of “talk therapy” called cognitive behavioral therapy can be effective. One technique is called habit-reversal training. The therapist teaches the person to use a specific muscle movement or behavior to compete with the tic. Other techniques are positive reinforcement, relaxation training and self-monitoring. Various medications can help reduce (if not eliminate) the unusual symptoms. Doctors generally first prescribe drugs with fewer side effects. Examples include a blood pressure-lowering drug, an anti-anxiety drug and an anti-seizure medication. If

these drugs are not effective enough, antipsychotic drugs (even though TS is not a psychosis) may help, but may have more side effects. Researchers are testing a treatment known as deep brain stimulation (DBS) for severe cases that don’t respond to other treatments. DBS involves surgery to place small electrodes into brain areas thought to be involved in generating TS tics. You can help your grandson by offering your unconditional love and support. Reassure him that tics often decrease in severity through the teen years. They may even disappear by his early 20s.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Your friend will know that you were honest Dr. Wallace: I have become infatuated with an absolutely great guy and it gets more intense every day. The only problem is that one of my girlfriends has also got a crush on him. This guy and I have been talking nearly every day at school, and it’s obvious that he likes me. One day I asked him if he had any romantic interest in my girlfriend and he said no, but that she was just a good friend of his. So now this guy has asked me out and I’m going to go out with him, but I’m worried that this might be difficult for me because I have to tell my friend that I’m going out with him. I don’t know what to say to her, but I don’t want her to find out after the date. Help! –

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Nameless, Crown Point, Ind. Nameless: Talk to your girlfriend face to face and tell her that you are excited that this guy has asked you out and that you have decided to go out with him. Tell her that you’ll let her know how the date went and if you think you’ll go out with him again. Finish by letting her know that she is a good friend and you know that she is happy for you. Only time will tell how she will react. But at least she knows that you were

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being honest with her. Dr. Wallace: I’m in ninth grade and, of course, I’m interested in boys. My problem is that my parents said that I’m not allowed to date until after I graduate from high school. Their reason is that they feel it would interfere with my studies. I don’t know why they’re so worried because I’ve had straight A’s for the past four years and I would never allow my grades to slip and affect my future. My parents come from a culture where the parents arrange marriages and my parents never even dated at all. I could understand if they made me wait until I was 16, but to wait until I graduate is too restrictive. Please tell me


what you think about this. – Nameless, Orlando, Fla. Nameless: Don’t force the issue now. In two years, your mom and dad could have different ideas about dating. When you reach 16, you could ask a trusted teacher or counselor to intercede on your behalf if it’s necessary. Dr. Wallace: I’m in the 7th grade and get excellent grades. I love animals and want to be a veterinarian after I finish my education. In my social studies class, my teacher designated me as a teacher’s aide. This means that I do errands and help in the class by sometimes grading student tests that have true or false answers. And sometimes I help with the

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bulletin boards after school. I really like helping the teacher, but sometimes other kids call me names like “teacher’s pet” and even “traitor.” I do not enjoy these negative names, especially “traitor.” What should I do? – Nameless, Riverside, Calif. Nameless: Those immature students who call you names are actually envious, and they would jump at the chance to be a teacher’s aide if they could. Don’t answer the name callers. That’s exactly the reaction they would like. Be the adult in the group; just smile and go on your merry way.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at


How soon should you draw? Rupert Murdoch said, “The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.” Not necessarily at the bridge table, though. Sometimes, for example, drawing trumps early will lose a contract. And, of course, occasionally not drawing trumps soon enough can be fatal. Which applies in this deal? South is in four spades, and West leads the heart king. Note North’s four-spade rebid. It promises at least four-card support and denies a first- or second-round control. South is implying that he has (at least) nine winners when he opens two clubs and rebids two spades. North hopes that his trumps will provide a 10th trick. (Yes, South’s hand is a minimum. Some experts would rebid two no-trump to limit the hand. But that would not work well here, because North would surely pass, and the contract would fail.) Given that the trumps are 3-1, South has five losers: one spade, one heart, one diamond and two clubs. The black-suit losers are unavoidable, so declarer must ruff his low redsuit cards in the dummy. The right play is to win the first trick, to cash exactly one top trump, then to play off the three top diamonds, discarding dummy’s remaining heart. Next, South ruffs the heart seven in the dummy, returns to his hand with a trump, and ruffs his diamond five – mission accomplished. Note that if declarer begins with both of his top trumps, he will be stranded in the dummy after the first ruff. West can get in with his club ace and draw dummy’s last trump, leaving South with a fourth loser.


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Friday May 9 & Saturday May 10 First Congregational Church of Geneva will be having a rummage sale to benefit their missions work. Furniture, clothing, household goods and much miscellaneous. Great selection of items!

1535 Sterling Dr.


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




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THE NATIONAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. GERARDO VIVEROS, ROSA MARIA HERNANDEZ LANDA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 13 CH 310 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 1409 OAKWOOD AVENUE, DEKALB, IL 60115 The legal description of the real estate: PIN: 08-14-430-023 A description of the improvements on the real estate: Residential real estate The time and place of the sale is: May 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash. The sale shall be "as is" condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record.

prope y be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 13 6762. Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 13 6762 I596256 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 8, 15 & 22, 2014.)

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 24, May 1 & 8, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS ALPINE BANK & TRUST CO. F/K/A ALPINE BANK OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF vs. MICHELLE L. GOSNELL A/K/A LYNN GOSNELL; MICHELLE DWIGHT E. GOSNELL; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANT 13CH 216 Address: 420 W. Navaho Ave. Shabbona, Illinois 60550 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 6, 2014, I, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on June 12, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 PM at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 420 W. Navaho Ave., Shabbona, Illinois 60550 P.I.N.: 13-15-176-029 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $175,742.42 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT

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Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale.



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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 1409 OAKWOOD AVENUE, DEKALB, IL 60115 The legal description of the real estate: LOT ONE (1) OF JUSTIN'S RESUBDIVISION OF LOT THREE (3) OF STEPHEN'S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF BLOCK FIVE (5) OF "MEADOWLANDS" AND LOT "B" OF A RESUBDIVISION OF LOT TEN (10) IN BLOCK FIVE (5) OF "MEADOWLANDS" BEING A PART OF SECTIONS 13 AND 14, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN: 08-14-430-023 A description of the improvements on the real estate: Residential real estate The time and place of the sale is: May 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash. The sale shall be "as is" condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection.




BY: /s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its Attorneys

WILLIAM H. GOODWIN, Plaintiff Vs SHANE NICHOLSON, Defendant Case No. 12 CH 69 NOTICE OF AN ACTION IN PARTITION Notice is given to Shane Nicholson that the above captioned case was filed in the Twenty Third Circuit Court in DeKalb County IL. James Davidson is attorney of record. The Defendant must appear or file an answer in the Circuit Clerk's Office, Dekalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, or with the representative, or both, on or before the 21st day of May, 2014. If no answer is filed on or before that date The Court may give a default judgment in favor of the Plaintiff against the Defendant. Copies of an answer or appearance must be filed with the Clerk and must be mailed or delivered to the Plaintiff's attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. /s/ James Davidson, Attorney for WILLIAM GOODWIN Prepared by: JAMES DAVIDSON Attorney at Law 134 West State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 899-9171 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 24, May 1 & 8, 2014.)

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 24, May 1 & 8, 2014.)

1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 3, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 8, 1968 IN BOOK "O" OF PLATS, PAGE 33 AS DOCUMENT NO. 342165, THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO SHABBONA STREET, A DISTANCE OF 29 FEET; THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION AT AN ANGEL OF 90 DEGREES, A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO SHABBONA STREET, A DISTANCE OF 29 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE IN A EASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 420 W. Navaho Ave., Shabbona, Illinois 60550 P.I.N.: 13-15-176-029 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $175,742.42 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 13 6762. Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 13 6762 I596256 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 8, 15 & 22, 2014.)



Apr /s/ Maureen A. Josh CLERK OF THE COURT (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 1, 8 & 15, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS TOWN OF CORTLAND, a Municipal Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL F. BLEVINS, ROSANNA F. MITCHELL, VICKI L. BLEVINS, MS INVESTMENT GROUP, INC., An Illinois Corporation, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 14 MR 114 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLICATION The Town of Cortland, an Illinois Municipal Corporation, has filed a Complaint for Demolition relating to a certain parcel of property legally described as: LOT 2 IN BLOCK 3 IN THE VILLAGE OF CORTLAND, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 94 S. West Street, Cortland, DeKalb County, Illinois 60112; Permanent Index No. 09-29-132-002 ("Property") All persons who claim an interest in such Property are and shall be required to file and enter their appearance in this matter. Notice is given to Carol F. Blevins, Rosanna F. Mitchell, all Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, or any party not listed in the above caption who claims any interest in the Property or the proceeds of this litigation, that the Town has commenced this action seeking fee simple ownership of the Property and other relief. Unless you file your appearance in this cause in the office of the Circuit Clerk of DeKalb County, Sycamore, Illinois, on or before May 28, 2014, a default judgment and other relief may be granted as prayed for by the Plaintiff. TOWN OF CORTLAND, Plaintiff, By: /s/ Timothy J. Conklin One of Its Attorneys THE FOSTER & BUICK LAW GROUP, LLC 2040 ABERDEEN COURT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS 60178 PHONE: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle April 24, May 1 & 8, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS TOWN OF CORTLAND, a Municipal Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. VICKI L. BLEVINS, PRIVATE EQUITY GROUP, LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 14 MR 115 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLICATION The Town of Cortland, an Illinois Municipal Corporation, has filed a Complaint for Demolition relating to a certain parcel of property legally described as:

JASON VERNON DICK JENNIFER SHILO DICK GILLIAN NOELLE DICK SULLIVAN QUINN DICK MIKAYLA ANNE DICK KELLAN CAMERON DICK DONOVAN JAMES DICK FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on June 16, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Jason Vernon Dick and Jennfier Shilo Dick will file their petition requesting that their names and their children's names be changed from JASON VERNON DICK; JENNIFER SHILO DICK; GILLIAN NOELLE DICK; SULLIVAN QUINN DICK; MIKAYLA ANNE DICK; KELLAN CAMERON DICK; DONOVAN JAMES DICK to JASON VERNON JAMES; JENNIFER SHILO JAMES; GILLIAN NOELLE JAMES; SULLIVAN QUINN JAMES; MIKAYLA ANNE JAMES; KELLAN CAMERON JAMES; DONOVAN DANIEL JAMES pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Jason V. & Jennifer S. Dick 1134 Mary Court DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 24, May 1 & May 8, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: CYNTHIA GAIL WALRAVEN FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on June 24, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Cynthia Gail Walraven will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from CYNTHIA GAIL WALRAVEN to JONATHEN SEBASTIAN CAIN pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Cynthia G. Walraven 1015 State St. DeKalb, IL 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 24, May 1 & 8, 2014.)

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LOT 1 IN BLOCK 3 IN THE VILLAGE OF CORTLAND, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 86 S. West Street, Cortland, DeKalb County, Illinois 60112; Permanent Index No. 09-29-132-001 ("Property").

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

All persons who claim an interest in such Property are and shall be required to file and enter their appearance in this matter. Notice is given to all Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, or any party not listed in the above caption who claims any interest in the Property or the proceeds of this litigation, that the Town has commenced this action seeking fee simple ownership of the Property and other relief. Unless you file your appearance in this cause in the office of the Circuit Clerk of DeKalb County, Sycamore, Illinois, on or before May 28, 2014, a default judgment and other relief may be granted as prayed for by the Plaintiff. TOWN OF CORTLAND, Plaintiff, By: /s/ Timothy J. Conklin One of Its Attorneys THE FOSTER & BUICK LAW GROUP, LLC 2040 ABERDEEN COURT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS 60178 PHONE: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle April 24, May 1 & 8, 2014.)

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