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Council OK’s $140K in severance pay DeKalb alderman approve deals with 2 ex-building department staffers By KATIE DAHLSTROM DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council unanimously approved severance packages totaling more than $140,000 for two city employees whose jobs the city decided to outsource. Aldermen during their regular meeting Monday signed off

on separation agreements with building supervisor Kent “Lou” Larson and building inspector Dave Reynolds, who voluntarily accepted the agreements Friday. Larson will receive $82,834. Of that amount, $32.595 will be a lump sum payment equal to 20 weeks of regular and longevity pay. The remaining $50,239 includes a $500 “separation gift”

and 1,171 hours – more than seven months – in accrued vacation, sick and compensatory time at a rate of $42.476. As stipulated by his agreement, Reynolds will receive $57,929. His separation agreement includes $31,748 in accrued time off, including sick, vacation, and compensatory time equal to 837 hours – about five

months – at a rate of $37.925 an hour. Reynolds also will receive a lump sum payment of $26,181 equal to 45 days of regular and longevity pay. The city also will pay for Reynolds’ family health insurance through Dec. 31, which city officials expect will cost around $9,500. In turn, city officials estimate

they will deduct $2,500 Reynolds would have contributed from his lump sum payout. City Attorney Dean Frieders said lump sum payments were based on how long the employees had been with the city. Larson worked for the city for 20 years, and Reynolds for 18 years.

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Severance n Kent “Lou” Larson, building supervisor: $82,834 n Dave Reynolds, building inspector: $57,929

Kerry delivers dire warning to Iraqis over country’s future

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Inboden’s Meat Market employee Matt Poppenger feeds pork into a grinder for sausage Monday at the DeKalb-based market. Owner Tom Inboden said that a perfect storm of disease and drought has lead to the rise in beef and pork prices. TOP: Dominic Mireles grabs 2 pounds of ground sirloin for a customer Monday at Inboden’s Meat Market.

BAGHDAD – Warning of the “existential threat” posed by Sunni militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. is prepared to take military action even if Baghdad delays political reforms, noting that the risks of letting the insurgency run rampant threaten dangers beyond Iraq’s borders. But he stressed military action would not be in support of the present Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Kerry, on a few hours’ visit to Baghdad, urged Iraq’s leaders to quickly set aside divisions as the only means of stopping the vicious Sunni insurgency and said Iraq’s future depended on choices Iraq’s leaders make in the next days and weeks. “The future of Iraq depends primarily on the ability of Iraq’s leaders to come together and take a stand united against ISIL,” Kerry told a news conference, using the acronym for the al-Qaida-breakaway group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, that has captured huge swathes of Iraqi territory in the north and west.

“The future of Iraq depends primarily on the ability of Iraq’s leaders to come together and take a stand united against ISIL.” Secretary of State John Kerry

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Effects of drought, disease drive meat prices up By JESSI HAISH DeKALB – It might cost you a little more to host a barbecue this summer. Pork prices have risen after an outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in the past year, while beef prices are up after a cattle sell-off that happened when drought conditions drove up grain prices. “Everything that’s happened in the last year and a half is hitting the stores now,” said Ken Beever, secretary of the DeKalbKane County Cattlemen’s Association, which is an affiliate of the Illinois Beef Association. The price consumers pay in the Midwest for ground beef was up 11.8 percent

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in April over the previous year and 4.4 percent over the previous month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The price of a boneless, USDA Choice round steak was up 17.8 percent year-over-year in April, the bureau reported. With beef and pork prices on the rise, Tom Inboden, owner of Inboden’s Meat Market at 1106 N. First St., is seeing the changes reflected in his store.

“We knew it was coming, but we didn’t know it was going to be this bad,” Inboden said. “But we can’t be quick to charge higher prices because that might chase people away. There are a lot of people trying to get back on their feet right now. It’s not a good time to raise prices on people.” Inboden is able to use commercial business and catering to offset smaller profit margins in his retail business, he said. Local farmers are seeing different effects that might not be as easy to combat, but they are using different tactics to make up for losses. The PED virus outbreak, which is believed to have originated in China and

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Mourners bury 15 bodies Monday in a cemetery in the village of Taza Khormato near the northern oilrich city of Kirkuk, Iraq. On Sunday, Sunni militants in control of Besher, a small northern town, handed over to authorities in Kirkuk the decomposing bodies of 15 Shiites, according to the city’s deputy police chief Maj. Gen. Torhan Abdul-Rahman Youssef.

We knew it was coming, but we didn’t know it was going to be this bad. But we can’t be quick to charge higher prices because that might chase people away.” Tom Inboden, owner of Inboden’s Meat Market in DeKalb

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8DAILY PLANNER Today Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb. Call Becky at 815-758-3800. Weekly Men’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost is $4 for food, conversation and bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. meetings at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Networking for Families: Noon to 1 p.m. at DeKalb County Health Department, 2600 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Contact Elaine Cozort at or 815-756-4893, ext. 226. Open Closet: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group: 815-7565228; ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. To register, call George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-452-7990. Sharing of the Spirit Circle: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Email Joan at Women’s “Rule No. 62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-4527990; Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 to 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at CrossWind Community Church in Genoa. 815-784-3480. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Free Fit Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at International Montessori Academy, 1815 Mediterranean Drive, Sycamore. For information, call 815-901-4474 or 815-566-3580. DeKalb Masonic Lodge 144: 6:30 at DeKalb Masonic Temple at Fairview Drive and Fourth Street. or contact Jim Tome at or 815-508-3878. Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St., Sycamore. 815739-1950. Bingo: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Club, 311 S. Washington St. www.; contact Cindy at or 815751-1509. Book discussion group: 7 to 9 p.m. at Hinckley Community Building, 120 Maple St. Sign up at Hinckley Public Library or call 815286-3220. Fellowship group AA(C): 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St., Sycamore. 800-4527990; Genoa Community Women’s Club: 7 p.m. at Resource Bank, 310 S. Route 23. For information, call Mary Erdmann at 815-784-2115. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on North Third Street. Meeting is in Classroom A on the second floor. Call Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-508-0280. Veterans Support Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center, 12 Health Services Drive, DeKalb. Free. For information, call 815-756-4875 or 815-793-6972. Prairie Echoes women’s chorus: 7:15 to 10 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore, corner of Peace Road and Route 64. (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb). 815-761-5956; Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa. 800-4527990; VietNow: 7:30 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Memorial Home, 121 S. California St. Email Herb Holderman at Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb;; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990;

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Volunteers from DeKalb County Community Gardens and Ney Grange, (from left) Ben Rathke and son David, Dan Kenney, Kay Shelton, Heath Johnson, Nathan Dettman, and Vernon Carey are gathered behind the Pioneer Heritage Garden they recently had planted near the 1835 Miller-Ellwood Log Cabin. restoration. It is nearly complete, with a few windows and doors yet to be reconstructed and wood flooring laid. Then it will be furnished with period household belongings so schoolchildren can visit and learn what life was like in the days of “Little House on the Prairie,” a classic TV series now shown in reruns on the Hallmark Channel. What an exciting way to learn local history, seeing and handling artifacts and belongings that pioneer families like the Millers and Ellwoods used as they struggled to eke out an existence in the fledgling Prairie State by plowing and planting crops and gardens to support themselves. My involvement began with the revival of the Ney Grange chapter in the area, primarily for the purpose of helping with the log cabin project and serving as docent for Hannan once it has been completed. Under the direction of Dan Kenney and the DeKalb County Community Gardens group, an initial garden plot was created between the cabin and wetlands preserve last

year. This spring we planted heritage seeds and plants again, anticipating a bounteous crop in the fall. I enjoyed planting some heritage green beans, saved for generations and passed down by Roger Watson’s ancestors. Other heritage plantings include Cherokee Trail of Tears beans, yellow Parma onions, leeks, Swiss chard, Brandywine and Roma tomatoes, melons, acorn squash and a patch of herbs. If you don’t want to wait for the cabin and wetlands preserve to officially open next year, then drive to the gate off Pleasant Hill Road and park, walk past the corn crib to see the cabin, then go east 300 yards on the mowed trail through the wooded area to reach an overlook for the wetlands and prairie. You can also hike there from Russell Woods on that same trail. It is worth the trek.

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Egypt sentences 3 reporters to prison CAIRO – An Egyptian court Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene. The ruling stunned the defendants and their families, many of whom had hoped their loved ones would be released because of international pressure on the case. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who a day earlier had discussed the case

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Prairie, log cabin renewal nears finish On a recent weekend I joined a small crew of volunteers planting a heritage garden near the 1835 Miller-Ellwood log cabin across the Kishwaukee River from the Russell Woods Forest Preserve. For those not familiar with the pioneer log cabin or connected South Branch Prairie wetland preserve, it is a quarter of a mile south of Route 72 on Pleasant Hill Road between Genoa and Kingston. I believe it is destined to become one of northern Illinois’ historic tourist attractions, once the work of restoring the log cabin is complete and permanent bathrooms and a picnic area are constructed. This project became a reality when Terry Hannan, superintendent of the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District, working in conjunction with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, initially acquired about 60 acres of land from the Hoppe sisters (Marilyn Hoppe and Nancy Hoppe Nitzberg) west of the Kishwaukee, ground which had been farmed for a century or more. Al Roloff, natural resources manager for the forest preserve district, explained that they wanted to return this native prairie wetland to its original “pre-settlement” condition, before settlers moved here and cleared the land to begin farming. After they rid the property of invasive plant species and remnants of crops, they began seeding native vegetation in 2011. Their efforts have resulted in an expansive area of prairie and wetlands you would have seen in the early 1800s and before. “The density and diversity of the plantings is amazing,” Roloff said. “The marsh, sedge meadow and wet prairie mixes include bulrushes and sedges, as well as wetland grasses and forbs, with a prairie buffer that includes more than 100 different species.” Added to that is an authentic two-story log cabin that was found inside the walls of a farmhouse being demolished five years ago down the road on the Ellwood-Towle farm being operated by the Rex Nelson family. The logs were carefully preserved, numbered and stored in a barn until a log house restoration expert, Tim Kilby, came up from St. Louis to oversee the

in a meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, denounced the verdict as “chilling and draconian.” The unprecedented trial of journalists on terror charges was tied up in the government’s fierce crackdown on Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood since the ouster last year of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi by el-Sissi, then the army chief. Further fueling accusations that the trial was politically motivated is the Egyptian government’s deep enmity with the Gulf nation Qatar, which was a close ally of Morsi and which owns the Al-Jazeera network. Prosecutors had accused the three – Australian Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyp-

tian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohammed – of promoting or belonging to the Brotherhood and of falsifying their coverage of protests by Morsi’s supporters to hurt Egypt’s security and make it appear the country is sliding into civil war. The government has branded the Brotherhood a terrorist group. The journalists, detained in December, said they are being prosecuted are pawns in the political rivalry. During the 5-month trial, prosecutors presented no evidence backing the charges, at times citing random video footage found with the defendants that even the judge dismissed as irrelevant. They depicted typical activity like editing as a sign of falsification.

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Holidays, lost business in Brazil WCup’s lazy days The ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE JANEIRO – Instead of commuting to work, Catia Santiago spent her Monday morning on the golden sands of Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, soaking up the sunshine without a pang of guilt, thanks to the World Cup. Between Carnival celebrations and a generous smattering of Catholic observances, Brazilians enjoy an extensive calendar of public holidays. But this year, workers are seeing even more time off because of the monthlong soccer tourAP photo nament. The extra holidays are helpSoccer fans donning Brazil’s national team colors wave as they ride past with a life-size cutout of soccer star Neymar, on the Copacabana ing clear commuters from Brazil’s perennially clogged roads beachfront Monday in Rio de Janeiro.

to make it easier for fans travel to and from the stadiums. While many workers such as the sunbathing Santiago have embraced the measure, critics contend it’s detrimental for Brazilian businesses. Fecomercio, a Sao Paulo-based industry group representing the goods, services, and tourism sectors, forecasts that those businesses may lose up to $13.5 billion because of lost productivity and the need to pay double salaries to people who work government-declared holidays. However, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry has said the Cup itself will inject that much money into the nation’s economy, offsetting any such losses. With Rio’s City Hall declar-

ing full- or half-day holidays on days with matches, and many businesses shutting down when Brazil’s national team plays, last week there were only two regular work days in this city of 12 million. This week will be much the same. But while business owners railed about their losses, employees were taking full advantage of their free time. “I’m going to take a hit financially,” Santiago, a 35-yearold hair product saleswoman, said as she worked on her tan before Brazil’s match against Cameroon in Brasilia. “I’ll probably earn about 30 to 50 percent less, but I will have had 200 percent more fun than usual.”


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Sycamore youth take on library’s Build-It Challenge By JESSI HAISH

Danielle Guerra –

Kyleigh Allen (center), 11, holds the top of the measuring tape Monday for Sycamore Library assistant Emily Delegatto as teammates Caroline Trzyna (right), 11, and Baylee Polke (left), 11, look on after building the 5 feet, 10 inch paper skyscraper from newspaper and tape. The group built the tallest out of four other groups in the Build It! Challenge series at the Sycamore Public Library.

SYCAMORE – Cooper Matthews found it difficult to make a skyscraper out of newspapers. “On a scale from one to 10, it was 205,” Cooper, 10, of Sycamore said after competing in a paper skyscraper competition Monday at Sycamore Public Library. The 12 children who participated in the event were told they were civil engineers for the day. Their task was to build the tallest skyscraper out of newspapers and tape. Monday’s Build-It Challenge was part of the library’s efforts to introduce science, technology, engineering and math to children, said Evelyn Lorence, head of youth and

For more The Build-It! Challenge series will continue with an ice-cube stack challenge at 2 p.m. July 7 and a Lego tower challenge at 2 p.m. July 14 at the Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St. Register by visiting the Children’s desk or calling the library at 815-895-2500, ext. 31. teen services. Lorence hopes the events promote awareness of arts and literature, an expanded acronym of STEM called STEAM. “They can pick up additional skills by doing STEAM activities,” Lorence said. “They have to take these simple materials, which may seem simple, and think about where to put each piece.” The tallest skyscraper measured 5 feet, 10 inches when time was called, and Kyleigh Allen, 11, of Sycamore, who

along with Caroline Trzyna, 11, and Baylee Polke, 11, built the skyscraper, was happy to win a rubber ducky. Their winning strategy was to form the newspaper into tubes and tape the tubes on top of each other. Larger pieces of newspaper were used to make a wider base at the bottom of the tubes. The structure could not be taped to the table. “We just twisted up paper and squeezed and shoved it in the tubes,” Allen said. “Then

City distributes $142K in grants to DeKalb nonprofits By KATIE DAHLSTROM

The following local organizations will receive grants from the city this year: n DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau: $50,000 n DeKalb County Economic Development Corp.: $45,000 n DeKalb Chamber of Commerce: $45,000 n Ben Gordon Center: $3,539 n DCP/SAFE: $2,214 n KishHealth Systems Hospice: $1,699 n DeKalb County Youth Services

Bureau: $36,456 n Elder Care Services: $12,742 n Family Services Agency: $12,742 n NGUZO SABA Men’s Club: $5,663 n Prairie State Legal Services: $708 n Safe Passage: $10,618 n Voluntary Action Center: $31,855 n Community Coordinated Childcare: $20,529 n Hope Haven: $4,247

Source: City of DeKalb Although the money is a small portion of the agency’s annual $7.5 million budget, Zucker said the funding is critical. “For every $1 of local funding, it allows us to leverage $3 in state grants,” Zucker said. Among the other nonprofits to receive funding, Community Coordinated Childcare, for instance, will receive $20,529

that will be used as matching funds for state grants for child care subsidies for low-income people. Hope Haven will receive $4,247 to provide emergency housing services for homeless people and families. The city annually budgets $150,000 to distribute to local nonprofits, but because the

tently and constantly working on bringing economic development to the city.” The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce will receive $45,000, the same amount it received last year when it took over event planning duties in downtown DeKalb from Re:New DeKalb. The Chamber is responsible for downtown events such as the city’s farmers’ market in the summer, Spooktacular for Halloween Matt Duffy and Hollydays in November and December. Executive Director Matt Duffy said the money will pay for events and the event manager position created last year and hired Jessica Struthers to fill in September. “All the events have gone pretty well,” Duffy said. “We’ve got a pretty good handle on things.”


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DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council spread thousands of dollars among more than a dozen local nonprofits and other government agencies Monday. For fiscal 2015 that starts July 1, the city will distribute $142,922 among local nonprofits and $140,000 to organizations that promote the area. The funds were approved by aldermen during Monday’s meeting, and are included in the budget the council approved during the same meeting. The Voluntary Action Center will receive $31,855, which Executive Director Tom Zucker said will support transportation and nutritional services for seniors and people with disabilities. Of the 3,000 seniors and people with disabilities the agency serves each year, about 1,700 are from DeKalb, Zucker said.

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American Red Cross did not apply for funds this year, the city has $7,078 left to distribute at a later time. The council also awarded the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau $50,000 to promoting tourism in the city, while the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. will receive $45,000 to promote economic development. City Manager Anne Marie Gaura explained that the CVB and Anne Marie DCEDC clearly Gaura benefit DeKalb by drawing people – and their money – to the city, be it for leisure or work. She pointed to things such as the CVB’s annual Kite Festival and helping the city with a successful bid to host the IHSA State Football Championships. “Look at Park 88,” Gaura said. “The DCEDC is consis-

we put pieces of tape to hold together the top.” The skyscraper had a pointed top, and Allen had to stand on a table to finish it. Caroline, of Sycamore, said it was challenging but fun to put the skyscraper together. Vanessa Swank, of Sycamore, brought her children Adam, 11, and Ashlynn, 9, to participate in the challenge. She said it was important for her children to learn teamwork alongside other children from the community. “They’re learning growth and communication,” Swank said while taking photos of her children working on their skyscraper. “I think they’re having fun, as well. It’s nice to be able to just sit in the corner and watch them work and have fun.”


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Scott; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Eunice Andres of McHenry; Born: Dec. 19, 1949, in DeKalb, as well as many nieces, nephews Illinois Born: Sept. 8, 1932, in Dahlgren, and special friends. Died: June 22, 2014, in Rockford, Illinois He was preceded in death by Illinois Died: June 21, 2014, in Mount his parents; two sisters; and four Vernon, Illinois brothers. CRESTON – Fred W. Cederholm, Albert attended first- through 64, of Creston, Illinois, passed MOUNT VEReighth-grade at Ford School in away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at NON – Arthur Algonquin (now being restored), OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Richard “Dick” and graduated from Dundee High in Rockford. Clark, 81, of School. He enlisted in the U.S. Fred was born Dec. 19, 1949, in Mount Vernon, Illinois, formerly of Navy on Dec. 8, 1941, the day after DeKalb, to Ted and Alice (Troope) DeKalb, passed away peacefully Pearl Harbor, and was one of the Cederholm. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at home. seven out of 700 who went to He attended school at Creston Born Sept. 8, 1932, in Dahlgren, Washington, D.C. for six months to Grade School and graduated from the son of Charles Amos and Eliza study fire control for advance fire Rochelle Township High School. He Evalee (Martin) Clark, Richard ALBERT Q. EBEL II control. He graduated with high received his bachelor’s and masBorn: Jan. 3, 1918, in Algonquin, “Dick” married D. Joyce Harrison honors and with the rank of Petty ter’s degrees from the University Illinois on March 18, 1956, in McLeansOfficer 3rd Class, and was then of Illinois. He worked as a CPA in Died: June 22, 2014, in DeKalb, boro. assigned to the USS Iowa, BB 61, Texas and Illinois. Illinois Dick was a veteran of the U.S. on Feb. 22, 1943, where he served He was a baptized and confirmed Army, having served during Korean his country, firing the first shell and member of St. John’s Lutheran DeKALB – conflict. He was employed by 1,999 shells until his transfer to the Church. Fred was a Creston Boost- Fourth Street Motors in DeKalb for Albert Q. Ebel II, switchboard. He was discharged in er member. He was president of 96, of DeKalb, more than 20 years, and later by August 1945, at the end of World the Rochelle Kiwanis Club. Illinois, went to University Volkswagen. Dick later War II. He belonged to several organibe with his Lord on owned DeKalb Standard Station Through the years, Albert farmed zations and held many offices in Sunday, June 22, before going on to own DeKalb in the Fox River Grove and Marenthem. 2014, at KishAuto Service and Repair. go areas, and farmed with his son, He is survived by his aunt, Bertha waukee Hospital, He is survived by his wife of Albert Q. Ebel III, in the Genoa area Byro, and several cousins. DeKalb, after a 58 years, Joyce; children, Diana until his retirement in 2009. Fred was preceded in death by (Jerry) Moeller, Steve (Barb) Clark, short illness. Albert was very active on the his parents. Born Jan. 3, 1918, Jerry Clark, Bryon (Marcia) Clark, The funeral service will be at the seventh child out of eight to Al- school board of District 17, ExecPam (Scott) Bastian and Donna utive Committee of Farm Home 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, at St. (Craig) Donnelly; 15 grandchildren; bert Q. and Jenny (Larson) Ebel of John’s Lutheran Church in Creston 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Algonquin, Albert married the love Administration, Master of Marengo Grange and McHenry County with Pastor Ron Larson officiating. Maxine Brake, Nadine (Gene) Tuck- of his life, Elwanda Marie Pilcher Pomona Grange and Executive The visitation will be from 5 to on Aug. 29, 1942, at the Pastor’s er, Alma (Jim) Lowery and Phyllis Committee of Marengo Grange as 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Parsonage of the Baptist Church in (Tom) Hollingsworth; and several well as serving as secretary of the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 Kahoka, Missouri. nieces and nephews. McHenry County Pomona Grange. N. Sixth St., Rochelle. Burial will Albert is survived by his wife He was preceded in death by his Albert also served as trustee follow the service at Woodlawn of 71 years, Elwanda, their three parents and two brothers. and moderator at the First Baptist Cemetery in Creston. children, son, Albert Q. (LinThe funeral service will be at Church of Marengo, where he was Memorials can be made to St. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at dakay) Ebel III of Kingston and a lifetime member; and served on John’s Lutheran Church or the Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin, and Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, Creston Booster Club. children, Robert, Greg and Pamela; the advisory board of Production with the Rev. Robert Vaughn of Visit to daughter, Dorene (Milan) Reimer of Credit Association and advisory Malta Congregational Church board of Federal Land Bank, and sign the online guest book. Leoiti, and children, Tanis, Duane, officiating. Burial will follow at in 1984 he reorganized the Cook To sign the online guest book, Afton Township Cemetery, DeKalb, Janee’, Justin and Kirk; daughter, visit with full military honors by DeKalb Carla (Richard) Walter of Rockford, Creek drainage district. American Legion, AmVets and VFW and sons, Richard Jr., Andrew and Albert served as commander of icle.

HINCKLEY – A fight Sunday night in Hinckley led to mob action charges against an 18-year-old Aurora man and five boys, with a sixth charged with aggravated battery, authorities said. Gregory Rounds, of the 1000 block of Pleasure Court in Aurora, and the five minors went to a house in the 9600 block of Rimsnider Road in Hinckley and began fighting with another boy who was cleaning and doing other chores with a resident of the home, DeKalb County Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. Police did not release the names of those younger than 18 who were arrested. Rounds and the five other boys with him told the boy at the Hinckley home to leave. When the boy refused, Rounds and the others started hitting and kicking him, police said. The boy who had refused to leave hit Rounds in the arm with a baseball bat, police said. The boy who was attacked was transported to Kishwaukee Community Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Rounds refused to be transported, police said. Rounds was taken to DeKalb County Jail, where he was released on his own recognizance Monday. The boy who hit Rounds with a bat was charged with aggravated battery. All six boys were referred to juvenile court and released to their parents.

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Subpoenas issued in probe 7 called to testify on Quinn anti-violence program By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – A legislative subcommittee voted Monday to subpoena seven former state officials connected to Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence initiative that’s also under federal and Cook County probes. The rare move – the Legislative Audit Commission last issued subpoenas in the early 1980s – would mean that the former state officials would be compelled to turn in documents and testify next month over two days about the 2010 Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which was blasted in a state audit earlier this year for mismanagement and misspending. The subpoenas still required a sign off from state Rep. Frank Mautino, a Democratic co-chairman

of the commission that reviews state audits. The subcommittee was initially going to take up one subpoena for Barbara Shaw, former director of an agency that was responsible for running the $55 million anti-violence program. But Democrats said they wanted a more complete list to speed up the process. “It’s about trying to put closure to this,” said state Rep. Bob Rita, a Blue Island Democrat. “What we could do is end these two day hearings, not drag this out.” The other individuals committee members approved subpoenas for include Jack Lavin, Quinn’s former chief of staff; Malcolm Weems, the former chief of the Department of Central Management Services; and Toni Irving, a former dep-

uty chief of staff. They could not be immediately reached for comment. Shaw’s attorney has said she’ll respond if subpoenaed. Mautino was expected to sign off on the Shaw subpoena, but the fate of the six others was unclear. He didn’t immediately return a message. The commission meets July 16 and 17. Questions over the anti-violence program have dogged Quinn for months and become fodder for his Republican gubernatorial challenger, Bruce Rauner. Earlier this year, a state auditor’s report outlined “pervasive deficiencies” in implementing the program and questioned expenditures by service providers. The program, which included job training in violence-plagued

Chicago neighborhoods, was created weeks ahead of the 2010 election where Quinn won by a thin margin. That prompted some Republicans to later deem it a “political slush fund” for Quinn to solidify city votes. The Chicago Democrat has said no money was issued ahead of the election and that he worked to address problems, including dismantling the overseeing Illinois Violence Prevention Authority. Republicans on the commission said more questions had been raised by other testimony before the commission on the program and recent news reports. The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that attempts to pay groups participating in the program took place ahead of the election.

Retailer: ‘We just have to bite the bullet for a while’ • PRICES Continued from page A1 poses the most risk to piglets, larger pigs are being marketed. Woltmann said grain prices are considerably lower than they were last year, and farms can afford to feed the animals more. The heavier weight per pig is an effort to make up for the many pigs that were lost to the virus, most of which were piglets, Woltmann said. “The average weight of a pig being marketed is heavier this year,” said Mike Woltmann, general manager of Illini Farms in Kingston. “We’re setting record highs for pig weights this year.”

DeKalb mayor: Payouts fair • SEVERANCE Continued from page A1 The amount of sick, vacation and compensatory time they were allowed to accrue was set by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee collective bargaining agreement that covered both Larson and Reynolds, Frieders said. M a y o r John Rey said he felt the payouts were appropriate. “I think the amounts in the sepaJohn Rey ration agreements are fair based on the benefits that had been accrued by the employees and their length of service,” Rey said. Building supervisor Roger Votaw also has a separation agreement with the city, although that agreement fell below City Manager Anne Marie Gaura’s $20,000 spending authority and was not made public. Larson, Reynolds and Votaw have been on paid administrative leave since May when the city decided to look into outsourcing building and permit inspections. Late last month, aldermen approved a contract with SAFEbuilt Illinois, Inc. to temporarily provide building inspections, which city staff said will save $250,000, or 56 percent, of the current costs to staff the department. As part of the budget for fiscal 2015, which starts July 1 and which aldermen also approved Monday, the city will outsource building inspections and hire two part-time property maintenance inspectors. Rey said costs drove the city to outsourcing. “The decision tonight was to approve the voluntary separation agreements from the employees, which then leaves the city flexible to pursue the outsourcing option, which economically is more efficient,” Rey said.

Woltmann said about half of DeKalb County hog farms were affected by the virus, in some cases losing an entire month’s worth of pork production. He said because local pork producers are clustered together in the county, the virus was able to easily move throughout them. He said effects were significant in the area because DeKalb County has more than 230,000 pigs, making it No. 2 in the state for pork production numbers. “Those [farmers who] don’t experience the virus will see record high profit,” Woltmann said. “They will have the ability to expand and grow.” Woltmann said while pigs are slow to turn over in num-

bers after something like a virus affects the stock, he said beef is even slower. Beever said at his farm in Maple Park, he’s learned that playing the markets and networking are the best way to bounce back. “We’re networking with other producers, seeing what prices they are getting in other places, like Nebraska,” Beever said. “The weather played a big factor.” A major drought about 18 months ago meant many cattle farmers sold off their animals, unable to feed them. The shortage of meat after that is now trickling down to the stores, Beever said. “Right now, it’s impacting the consumer rather than the

producers,” Beever said. At the store, retailers are seeing the effects as well. Inboden has spent time analyzing profit/loss margins and competition to deal with the rising cost of meat. “When this happens, we are fortunate that we’ve built a niche,” Inboden said. “About 70 percent of our customers are 52-weeks-a year customers. Our customers may be economizing somewhere else.” Inboden said although food prices can fluctuate in cycles, he tries to keep his prices as surprise-free as possible. “We just have to bite the bullet for a while,” Inboden said. “Things will go back and be affordable.”

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environment, community, and economy in DeKalb County,” Kenney said in a news Dennis Anderson, the release. “I am happy to have Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 14th U.S. Congressional an opportunity to serve on this council.” District, will hold a town hall The role of the council is forum from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at Sandwich City to facilitate growth of an Illinois-based local farm and Hall, 144 E. Railroad Street. food product economy that Constituents in Sandwich and neighboring communities revitalizes rural and urban are encouraged to attend and communities, promote healthy eating and access to fresh bring questions for the canfoods, create jobs, ensure a didate. A resident of Gurnee, readily available supply of safe Anderson is the Democratic food in an emergency and to Congressional candidate for the Illinois’ 14th District, a seat support economic growth through making locally farmed currently held by Republican products available to all Illinois Rep. Randy Hultgren of Winfield. The district includes the residents. – Daily Chronicle eastern part of DeKalb County, from Sycamore south to the Pearl Harbor veterans county line. hold last reunion Information about AnderLIBERTYVILLE – The last two son’s future town hall dates is available by contacting Jim members of the Chicago-area Pearl Harbor Survivors AssoRauh, 224-513-1016. ciation have had their final reDeKalb’s Kenney to serve union. The Daily Herald reports hat 94-year-old Joe Triolo of on state ag council Waukegan and 92-year-old Lyle DeKalb County Community Hancock of Wheeling had lunch Gardens Executive Director Sunday at Lambs Farm in LiberDan Kenney has been named to the Illinois Local Food Farms tyville. That’s where the group and Jobs Council. Kenney will has had its reunions every year serve on the council until 2017. for the past two decades. The room was filled Sunday with “I feel passionately about memorabilia, including pictures the importance of fresh local foods and the role local foods of the group’s members. – Wire report can play in improving health, NOW HIRING: SALES REPS/ INSPECTORS/ ESTIMATORS Illinois Marketing & Management Group specializes in replacing & repairing storm damage. Due to overwhelming demand IMMG is hiring 23 Full Time Project Managers throughout the Rockford & Chicagoland areas. RESPONSIBILITIES: Damage Assessment, Estimating, Cust. Svc & Basic Data Entry REQUIREMENTS: ' 3E!G H<D2 < AC 5F&?6;<+*-/ ' C<?2! 6# 168!G#E7GF68 2>& < &?E!0 9EG 86G #2%(5 ' ->72??28G 16;;E8F7<GF68 CBF??! ' 49F?FG: G6 &<!! < 9<7B"#6E85 7H27B WE OFFER: 4""#2!!FD2 16;&28!<GF68+=8728GFD2 .?<80 ,E?? @#<F8F8"0 ,E8 4G;6!&H2#2 ) GH2 !<GF!$<7GF68 6$ H2?&F8" G6 #29EF?5 5<;<"25 76;;E8FGF2! College Students Encouraged to Apply

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U.S. memo justifying drone killings is released By LARRY NEUMEISTER The Associated Press NEW YORK – The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal underpinnings of the Obama administration’s program of “targeted killings.” The 41-page memo – whose contents had previously been

summarized and released piecemeal – was heavily redacted for national security reasons, with several entire pages and other passages whited out. But it argues among other things that a targeted killing of a U.S. citizen is permissible under a 2001 law passed by Congress soon after 9/11. That law empowered the president to use force against organizations that planned and committed the attacks. “The release of the memo

will allow the public to better assess the lawfulness of the government’s targeted killing policy and the implications of that policy,” said Jameel Jaffer, an American Civil Liberties Anwar Union attor - al-Awlaki ney who argued for release of the memo. “Despite the release of this memo, the public still knows

scandalously little about who the government is killing and why.” He said the memo contains the first formal acknowledgment by the government that the CIA is involved in the program. The July 2010 memo was written by a Justice Department official who is now a federal appeals court judge. It was released after a yearlong legal battle by The New York Times and the ACLU. The memo specifically pro-

Mississippi runoff election turns ugly The ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSON, Miss. – Race is roiling the Republican Senate runoff in Mississippi, a state with a long history of divided politics where the GOP is mostly white and the Democratic Party is mostly black. National tea party groups said they are working to “ensure a free and fair election” by sending several dozen observers to precincts to watch who votes during Tuesday’s GOP contest, concerned about six-term Sen. Thad Cochran’s efforts to persuade Mississippi Democrats to cast ballots. Challenger Chris McDaniel and the tea party portray cross-party voting as dangerous and even illegal, although state law allows it. “Thad Cochran and his establishment handlers are out trolling, begging for Democrats to cross over and vote in the Republican runoff,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund chairwoman Jenny Beth Martin said in announcing that her group and two others have hired an attorney to watch Tuesday’s primary. While Cochran rarely mentions race, he readily acknowledges he’s seeking support from black and white voters. “I think it’s important for everybody to participate,” he said. “Voting rights has been

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Tea Party supported candidate Chris McDaniel talks to supporters during a campaign rally Sunday in Biloxi, Miss. McDaniel is in a runoff for the Republican nomination with incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran. an issue of great importance in Mississippi. People have really contributed a lot of energy and effort to making sure the political process is open to everyone.” Cochran’s staff believes he would get a boost if Mississippi voters who traditionally go for Democrats – black voters and union members – participate in the GOP runoff. The Republican nominee will be a heavy fa-

vorite in November, and several prominent black Democrats are supporting the incumbent as far preferable to his primary challenger. At a Tea Party Express rally Sunday in Biloxi, McDaniel, a state senator, never mentioned race. But he received loud applause when he said: “Why is a 42-year incumbent pandering to liberal Democrats to get re-elected?”

A man in the crowd shouted: “Reparations!” McDaniel did not respond. Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and two other independent groups that are supporting McDaniel, FreedomWorks and Senate Conservatives Fund, said they have hired a former Justice Department attorney, J. Christian Adams, “to ensure a free and fair election in Mississippi on June 24.”

Sunni fighters have virtually erased Iraq’s western border with Syria • IRAQ Continued from page A1 “Not next week, not next month, but now,” he said. “It is essential that Iraq’s leaders form a genuinely inclusive government as rapidly as possible.” It was a dire warning to leaders of Iraq’s bitterly divid-

ed Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish communities that came at a time when the Middle Eastern nation was facing its worst crisis since the withdrawal of U.S. forces in late 2011 after eight years in Iraq. The Sunni fighters have virtually erased Iraq’s western border with Syria and also taken territory on the frontier with Jordan.

Noting the dangers the Sunni militants pose to Iraq and the region, Kerry said the U.S. was prepared to take military action if necessary even before a new government is formed. “That’s why, again, I reiterate, the president will not be hampered if he deems it necessary, if the formation is not complete,” he said, referring

to Iraqi efforts to form a government that bridges the deep divisions among the majority Shiites and minority Sunnis, Kurds and other groups. Kerry stressed, however, that if military action is taken – President Barack Obama has said he is considering airstrikes – “it has nothing to do with support for a specific government.”

vided the legal justification for the September 2011 killing in Yemen of Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida leader and one-time cleric at a Virginia mosque who had been born in the United States, and another U.S. citizen, Samir Khan, who edited al-Qaida’s Internet magazine. An October 2011 strike also killed Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, al-Awlaki’s teenage son and also a U.S. citizen. Al-Awlaki had been involved in an abortive attack against the U.S. and was plan-

ning other attacks from his base in Yemen, the memo said. It said the authority to use lethal force abroad may apply in certain circumstances to a U.S. citizen who is part of the forces of an enemy organization. The memo said the Defense Department operation was being carried out against someone who was within the core of individuals against whom Congress had authorized the use of “necessary and appropriate” force.

8BRIEFS Organization for the ProhiJustices limit existing EPA global warming rules bition of Chemical Weapons WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices said Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency lacks authority in some cases to force companies to evaluate ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This rule applies when a company needs a permit to expand facilities or build new ones that would increase overall pollution. Carbon dioxide is the chief gas linked to global warming. The decision does not affect EPA proposals for first-time national standards for new and existing power plants. The most recent proposal aims at a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, but won’t take effect for at least another two years.

director general Ahmet Uzumcu said Monday the final eight percent of the 1,300-ton stockpile has been loaded onto ships in the Syrian port of Latakia. Uzumcu was speaking at a news conference in The Hague. Syria’s government agreed to surrender its arsenal last fall when the U.S. threatened punitive missile strikes after a deadly chemical attack on a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.

Rebels agree to abide by cease-fire in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine – Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine agreed Monday to respect a cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president, raising hopes for an end to months of fighting that have killed hundreds and ravaged the country’s industrial heartland. The announcement came as the Russian and U.S. presidents traded demands over the conflict. Russian President Syria hands over last Vladimir Putin urged direct of chemical weapons AMSTERDAM – The organiza- talks between the government tion charged with overseeing and the rebels. President Barack Obama warned Putin the destruction of Syria’s that Moscow will face addichemical weapons program tional costs if it does not help said the last of the country’s ease the crisis. acknowledged stockpile has – Wire reports been handed over.

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Guitar teacher, veteran helping fellow veterans through music By ANDREA AZZO

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to veterans because he himself is a veteran. Part of his Marine service included being stationed in the Persian Gulf from 2010 to mid-2011 aboard the USS Enterprise, providing support for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He transitioned from being a military man to a music man after being influenced by his father, who was a piano teacher. “I’ve always been wanting to continue to serve people,” he said. “Music is a big part of my life.” It’s also a big part of DeKalb resident Jason Brandle’s life. The 18-year-old graduate of DeKalb High School takes guitar lessons from Sipe. He also plays the piano, mandolin and ukulele, but considers himself most skilled at guitar. “When it comes to music, you can never know everything,” Brandle said. “You can always learn new stuff.” As for Fielding, he has already learned how to play Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” “I Still Miss Someone,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ballad of a Teenage Queen.” “My intention is to, when I’m better, I’m going to do a show,” Fielding said.

DCEDC aims to expand, diversify tax base To boost prosperity and expand the tax base, the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation’s Industrial Growth Initiative is targeting the attraction and expansion of industry. Innovation and advanced technology have made U.S. manufacturers the most productive in the world. Increased shipping and overseas labor costs are making domestic manufacturing more competitive and production is increasing. Industrial companies employ more than 10,000 DeKalb County residents. The manufacturing sector is the largest source of jobs that pay above average wages in the county. DCEDC works with site selectors, industrial real estate agents and industry executives to promote the city to attract investment. The organization also works to strengthen and promote the local business climate by coordinating workforce development, development incentives and business assistance programs like Northern Illinois University research and engineering and Kishwaukee College education and training. In addition, DCEDC works with local industry to identify and contribute to expansions by introducing supportive resources such as the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center. More than 20 industrial firms have relocated to, or expanded in, DeKalb County over the past three years. DCEDC leverages contributions and membership dues from more than 200 private businesses, DeKalb County, the cities of DeKalb and Sycamore, NIU, 14 communities, townships and park districts to share the cost and benefits of economic expansion and business climate improvement initiatives. These activities have proven to be productive with more than $1.6 billion in private investment and assessed valuation, resulting in more than 11,000 new jobs in DeKalb County since DCEDC’s creation in 1987. The DCEDC public/private partnership was instrumental in attracting or expanding five of the eight largest city of DeKalb taxpayers. These five industries – 3M, Target, Goodyear, Nestle and Panduit – now generate $3.6 million in tax revenue each year. During the past year, DCEDC helped attract Triumph Truss & Steel to the Bull Run Industrial Park in Kirkland, helped SK Express expand into the 310 Dietz Ave.

DCEDC VIEW Paul Borek building in DeKalb and supported expansions of DeKalb Forge, Nehring Electric Works, The Suter Company and CST Storage with the creation of the DeKalb Ogle County Industrial Workforce Development Consortium. Through the efforts of DCEDC, DeKalb has been selected as an Illinois finalist for three pending confidential site selection prospects. DCEDC prepared 18 proposals and presentations and responded to 22 requests for information for site selectors and businesses considering location alterna-

tives. In addition to these ongoing activities, during the coming year, DCEDC will: • Coordinate preparation of an Illinois Enterprise Zone application with the city of DeKalb, other municipalities and the DeKalb County Board; • Create a Technology Task Force to market the county’s telecommunications and broadband fiber resources to support technology-based business attraction, expansion and new business formation; • Convene industry leaders to collaborate with the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering technology on the Digital Manufacturing Lab/ Advanced Manufacturing Network; and • Advocate for Illinois tax

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Ill. must make decision on Joliet prison

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR my work experience. Back then, “electric” typewriters were not even found in offices where I was To the Editor: employed. Many years later, when Where were you on June 29, I retired from the workforce, the 1975? On that date, Steve Jobs of Apple revolution in electronic technology had begun. Computer (now simply “Apple”) A search of the Internet (where and Stephen Wozniak, an elecwould we be without that tronics wizard, together created source?), revealed that the first a personal home computer that patent for the typewriter was displayed a character typed on a issued in 1868 to Christopher keyboard on a TV screen. (Please Sholes, G. Glidden and S.W. Soule. note that this is in regard to They would be amazed to see how “home” computers.) far we have come, much like Henry I came by this information while Ford would feel looking at our reading Walter Issacson’s biogra- modern automobiles. phy of the late Steve Jobs. The “qwerty” keyboard has not After struggling through 571 changed since the first typewriters pages of this biography, I still don’t were invented. With this keyboard know anything about the inner arrangement, salesmen were able workings of my personal comput- to type the word “typewriter” on a er. But I don’t have to know. I know single row of keys during demonhow to drive a car, but I don’t strations. Also, the letters of the really know what’s going on under alphabet were arranged to prevent the hood, either. the old-fashioned wand keys from We have advanced beyond what getting tangled during typing. Tomight be thought of as “the horse day’s computer-wise youth might and buggy” era when I began ask, “What are wand keys?”

Technology has come a long way

Listening in on conversations between our son and daughter when they were learning about computers in school, we thought they were speaking a foreign language. Bytes, gigabytes, megabytes, hard drives and floppy discs were all alien words. “Word processing” was what secretaries now did instead of “typing” letters. I had not heard of email. I haven’t even scratched the surface in the world of computers. It has been said that “anyone born before 1960 will never know as much about them as those who were born after that year.” But we are never too old to learn. My motto is, “Be not the first by whom the new is tried, nor yet the last to cast the old aside.” Mil Misic DeKalb

Ellwood Historic District residents in the dark To the Editor:

According to public records obtained from a Freedom of Information request, it appears $10,000 of tax increment financing funds have been used for a flood study of the Northern Illinois University East Lagoon. Consider the following: On Oct. 25, 2013, City of DeKalb check No. 38453 was drawn on the TIF account and made payable to DEK 2020, of which Steve Irving is manager. Irving requested the payment for a flood mitigation study of the east lagoon. Irving, a local contractor, is one of five principals involved in a plan to expand NIU eastward and commercially develop the Ellwood Historic District. The other principals include Castle Bank (Tim Struthers), NIU, and the City of DeKalb (Mayor Rey). The nonprincipals are the homeowners. Tom Smith DeKalb

Are the 2 political parties about to crack up? America’s two political parties seem to be coming apart. That’s in contrast to the relatively stable competition of the past 20 years, when Democrats have won four of six presidential elections and Republicans won House majorities in eight of 10 congressional contests, always by less than landslide margins. The parties’ stands on issues have remained familiar from one cycle to the next. That pattern seems likely to hold this year, with Republicans favored to hold their House majority, and with a better than 50 percent chance of gaining the Senate majority that eluded them in 2010 and 2012. But the outlook for 2016 is murky, with a stale Hillary Clinton way ahead of other Democrats and a stable of Republicans closely clustered out of the starting gate with no clear leader or perceptible opening. Congressional Democrats have been bucking the Obama administration on both right and left. Senate Democrats rejected judicial nominees as insufficiently liberal. They blocked the nomination of an assistant attorney general nominee who supported the appeal of the murderer of a Philadelphia policeman and a surgeon general nominee who tweeted that “guns are a health care issue.” Democratic Senate nominees have blasted the Obama EPA’s power plant regulations, and Arkansas incumbent Mark Pryor now refuses to say whether he’d vote for Obamacare again. Only Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s refusal to call up legislation or allow amendments has prevented other schisms from becoming visible. Democratic disagreements have also been visible in Hillary Clinton’s book promotion tour. As in 2008, she has apologized for sup-

VIEWS Michael Barone porting the 2002 Iraq war resolution, and she refused to say whether the Keystone XL pipeline should be approved, even though her State Department report found it environmentally unthreatening. Clearly Clinton is catering to the antiwar left and to San Francisco hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer, who has pledged to spend $100 million to block Keystone. As the world spins in disarray, she sometimes distances herself from the president she served for four years. She would have aided Syrian rebels, she says, and would not have dropped Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak so abruptly. She doesn’t quite agree with the Bowe Bergdahl deal. But she also says the five released Taliban leaders pose no threat to the United States and defended National Security Agency data mining. She squirmed under ABC’s Diane Sawyer’s questions about Benghazi and NPR’s Terry Gross’ questions about her late conversion to favor same-sex marriage. The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows 55 percent of voters consider her “knowledgeable and experienced,” but only 38 percent say she is “honest and straightforward,” while 40 percent say she’s not. Publishing-world gossip is that her current book’s sales lag well behind her 2003 memoir. Certainly she’s not getting the adulation lavished on her in editor Tina Brown’s 2011 debut Newsweek cover story celebrating “how she’s shattering glass ceilings everywhere!” – a curious comment for the third female Secretary of State. It’s hard to be the latest new thing when you’ve been a major public figure for 22 years.

If Clinton’s skittering performance illustrates the splits in the Democratic Party, those in the Republican Party have been glaringly apparent for some time. Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates have sharp differences on foreign policy generally, on drone strikes and NSA surveillance, on immigration. They talk of repealing and replacing Obamacare, but don’t specifically say how, and present no common front on taxes or entitlements. They blame the sluggish economy, plausibly, on the Obama big-government policies but don’t seem anywhere close to proposing specific alternatives. Republican primary voters have mostly been refraining from nominating dangerously provocative candidates. But their distrust of party leaders was apparent in the surprise defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The perceived failure of Barack Obama’s policies is the backdrop here. Polls have shown majority disapproval for the 2009 stimulus package and Obamacare since Obama’s first year in office. And the NBC/WSJ poll is only the latest to show majority disapproval on foreign policy – and was conducted before the news of collapse in Iraq was fully absorbed. This has left Clinton with reason to distance herself from Obama even as many Democrats want to move further left. And it has left Republicans with no clear ideas on how to repair the damage at home and abroad. It’s as if both parties are sailing in uncharted waters, with would-be leaders fighting for the tiller.

• Michael Barone, senior political analyst at the Washington Examiner, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and a co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.

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The deteriorating Joliet Correctional Center building is starting to look like a symbol of what’s wrong with state government in Illinois. The limestone walls, 25 feet high and accented with turrets where guards would watch over prisoners with loaded weapons, stirs the imagination about what life was like in this bleak environment in bygone days. The prison on Collins Street, however, is rotting and crumbling. The state owns the property but is doing nothing with it. The condition of the structure gets worse by the day – the roof on the main building of the prison collapsed recently – even though some would like to see it preserved and put to new use. Local state legislators proposed two initiatives this spring to deal with the prison. One would have authorized a sale of the prison to the city of Joliet for $10. The sale would give the city con- For the record trol of the prison and put Joliet in a stronger position to The deteriorating Joliet market the property. Correctional Center buildThe other would have ing is starting to look like provided tax credits to pri- a symbol of what’s wrong vate investors who want to with state government in develop state-owned properIllinois. ties, including the prison. Both proposals got hung up in the Legislature despite the efforts of state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, and state Sen. Patrick McGuire, D-Joliet. Legislators were concerned that the $10 proposal left the state liable for environmental cleanup. The proposals for tax credits supposedly looked bad at a time when legislators were thinking of keeping the income-tax hike in place, although that hasn’t happened yet, either. But the state, which owns the prison and bears some responsibility for its future, should partner with the city of Joliet and any private investors who come along in redevelopment of what has become a nuisance property. The Joliet prison, site of the opening scenes in the 1980 classic Chicago film “The Blues Brothers” when “Joliet Jake” Blues is released, might not have the same appeal as a place like California’s Alcatraz. But there are other potential uses for the property. At least the legislation proposed this spring attempted to move the old Joliet Prison out of the completely moribund status in which it now exits and in which it is turning into ruins.


Tea party stands for ‘taxed enough already’ A timely reminder came from an unlikely source in Virginia last week. Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader who was upset in a primary election by economics professor Dave Brat, appeared at a news conference the day after his defeat – which was the first time in U.S. history that a majority leader was upset in a primary election. The political pundits chalked up Cantor’s defeat to tea party activists. Cantor got crosswise with some conservatives over his support for immigration reform. And he attended a gathering earlier this year at which Republicans discussed how to defeat tea party challengers. So, on the surface, there was little love lost between Eric Cantor and those who support the tea party movement. However, at the post election news conference, Cantor said that it is important to remember what the “tea” in tea party stands for: Taxed enough already. In answer to a question about the rift in the Republican party between longtime, status quo party leaders and tea party activists, Cantor said the vast majority of Republicans believe that we are “taxed enough already.” And with the “overreach” of Democrats in recent years on issues like health care, taxes and energy policy, Cantor said the differences in the Republican party pale to insignificance when compared to the stark differences between Republicans and Democrats. If you factor out the partisan rancor and the name calling and the bitterness that combine to divide us today, we submit that most Americans could probably agree that the federal government ought to be able to get along on the revenues it receives. And while we all have members of political parties and movements that rub us the wrong way, the notion that we are “taxed enough already” is not a particularly outlandish concept. Cantor’s reminder was important. We suspect that most Americans probably believe, deep down, that we are taxed enough already. And our political “leaders” ought to be able to make it work on the money we’re already paying in taxes. That belief is at the heart of the movement called the Tea Party and is the reason it’s so hard for many pundits – try as they might – to dismiss it as a political flash in the pan. Honestly now, can anyone make the argument that we aren’t “taxed enough already?” North Platte (Nebraska) Telegraph

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Instead of breather, U.S. contemplates math SAO PAULO – Instead of taking a breather, the U.S. created a World Cup math puzzle for its fans back in America. Just 30 seconds from clinching advancement with a match to spare, the U.S. conceded a stoppage-time goal that left it with a 2-2 draw against Portugal on Sunday. With four points, the Americans might need at least a tie in their Group G finale against three-time champion Germany to advance to the knockout stage. “Now we have no choice but to regroup, get ourselves ready for another big game on Thursday,” midfielder Michael Bradley (above) said. Germany leads the group with four points after routing Portugal, 4-0, and tying Ghana, 2-all. The U.S., which opened with a 2-1 victory over Ghana, also has four points and trails on goal difference. Ghana and Portugal have one point each. The U.S. would advance to the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time with a win or a tie against the Germans, or a draw between Ghana and Portugal in a match played simultaneously. If there’s a winner in the other match, the Americans also could advance with four points on a tiebreaker: goal difference, followed by total goals, head-to-head points, head-to-head goal difference and head-to-head goals. If a tie still isn’t resolved, there would be a drawing of lots. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH College baseball Virginia vs. Vanderbilt, 7 p.m., ESPN Vanderbilt can win the College World Series with a victory in Game 2 of the best-of-three series in Omaha, Nebraska. Also on TV... World Cup soccer Italy vs. Uruguay, Group D, 10:30 a.m., ESPN Costa Rica vs. England, Group D, 10:30 a.m., ESPN2 Japan vs. Colombia, Group C, 2:30 p.m., ESPN Greece vs. Ivory Coast, Group C, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2 Pro baseball Detroit at Texas or L.A. Dodgers at Kansas City, 7 p.m., MLB White Sox at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m., WCIU Cincinnati at Cubs, 7:05 p.m., CSN Tennis Wimbledon, first round, 6 a.m., ESPN; 10:30 a.m., ESPNEWS; 1 p.m., ESPN2 Pro hockey NHL Awards Show, 6 p.m., NBCSN Golf PGA of America, Professional National Championship, third round, 2:30 p.m., TGC

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Madelyne Johnson catches a pass during a shooting drill at a summer workout Friday in the Sycamore High School fieldhouse. Johnson, a senior, transferred from DeKalb and will play her final high school season at Sycamore.

Spartans prep for season with DeKalb transfer Madelyne Johnson By STEVE NITZ SYCAMORE – For the Sycamore girls basketball team, summer basketball means getting plenty of reps, getting stronger, finding out strengths and figuring out weaknesses. For senior-to-be Madelyne Johnson, summer workouts also involve getting to know new teammates and learning an offensive system. Johnson spent the first three years of her high school career at DeKalb, and was a Daily Chronicle All-Area first-team selection last year after averaging 12.4 points a game, but is transferring to Sycamore. Johnson’s mother lives in Sycamore, and Johnson said she decided to transfer for academic and athletic Danielle Guerra – reasons. She said so far she’s not Sycamore girls basketball coach Brett Golf huddles up with the team after a summer regretting her choice at all. workout Friday in the school’s fieldhouse Friday in Sycamore. The team is returning four “It’s always been an option for me to go to Sycamore. My parents deeply talkout of five starters from last season and includes 10 juniors and five seniors.


More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos and more – log on to ed about it going into freshman year,” she said. “But I was like, ‘Oh, I want to stay with my friends,’ and all that stuff. But it finally got to the [point] where, I have the option, I’m going to do it.” Spartans coach Brett Goff said the school and Johnson’s family did meet all the requirements to have Johnson’s eligibility cleared by the IHSA. She’ll be a big presence on a team that won a regional title last year and returns Daily Chronicle Player of the Year Bailey Gilbert, as well as all-area selections Taiya Hopkins and Lauren Goff.

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No sulking over playoff loss Bulls can’t miss out Sources: GM on Melo, unless ... pondering major By JOE COWLEY

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By MARK LAZERUS LAS VEGAS – Jonathan Toews wore a white polo shirt, a white cap and golf spikes, his sunglasses tucked into his shirt collar. He looked tanned and rested and sounded a little hoarse after an evening in Las Vegas that included attending the Beatles “Love” Cirque du Soleil show at the Mirage. Toews, a finalist for the Selke Trophy – given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game – in town for the NHL awards show tonight, was looking forward to heading outside to play a round of golf at the Wynn with his fellow nominees in the 106-degree heat. So, no, Toews and his Blackhawks teammates aren’t spending their summer sulking about how they were one bounce away from beating the eventual champion Los Angeles Kings in the

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Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews tries to pass the puck against the Los Angeles Kings during Game 6 of the Western Conference final on May 30 in Los Angeles. Toews is a finalist for the Selke Trophy – given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game – for tonight’s NHL awards show in Las Vegas. Western Conference final and possibly – let’s face it, probably – winning their second straight Stanley Cup and third in five years. But the overtime loss in Game 7 and the Kings’ coronation still hurt. “It’s hard to watch,” Toews said. “We just didn’t score that one extra goal. No one really cares anymore. L.A. walked away with the Stanley Cup at the end of the day. There’s not a benefit to that.” The playoffs exposed a few of the Hawks’ flaws, most no-

tably the long-standing void at second-line center, which sources say have general manager Stan Bowman pondering a major move at the draft this weekend. With star centers Ryan Kesler (Vancouver Canucks), Jason Spezza (Ottawa Senators) and Joe Thornton (San Jose Sharks) on the trading block and Paul Stastny (Colorado Avalanche) possibly hitting the freeagent market, Bowman likely would have to give up a major


Every interview, every rumor and every Instagram post carries weight these days. All to be examined ad nauseam like some sort of hieroglyphic that will sort the mysteries of this NBA offseason. But for the Bulls, it’s simple: Everything has been pushed on the table in an all-or-nothing attempt to add a companion to six lonely trophies that have been collecting dust since 1998. Coach Tom Thibodeau often says, “This is a makeor-miss league.” But for the Bulls, they seemingly have reached the point where there is no room for misses.

MELO DRAMA Welcome to Plan A for the Bulls, as the courting of now free-agent Carmelo Anthony started in February at the All-Star Game, with center Joakim Noah selling the seven-time All-Star in exploring the idea of wearing the red and black.

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Carmelo Anthony “loves being a Knick” but is headed for free agency because he wants to explore his options, his agent said. What we know: Anthony officially opted out of his New York Knicks deal Monday, looking to test the market. The forward reportedly has done his research on life in See BULLS, page B2


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8SPORTS BRIEFS Bears sign 5-time Pro Bowl safety Wilson The Bears added veterans at two positions of need Monday, signing five-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson and tight end Jeron Mastrud to one-year deals. Wilson, who turns 35 in October, spent 12 seasons with the Cardinals from 2001 to 2012. He has played in 181 games (162 starts), with 893 tackles, 25.5 sacks, 87 passes defensed, 27 interceptions and 14 forced fumbles. Last offseason, Wilson signed a three-year deal with the New England Patriots but tore his Achilles tendon in the preseason finale. New England released Wilson on April 4. A 6-foot-3, 230-pound safety, Wilson will join Brock Vereen, Chris Conte and M.D. Jennings in the competition to start alongside Ryan Mundy in the Bears’ defensive backfield. Mastrud is a 6-5, 255-pound tight end out of Kansas State. The 26-year-old started 12 games last season for the Oakland Raiders, catching six passes for 88 yards. He played for the Dolphins from 2010 to 2012, appearing in 36 games and catching one pass.

Murray soaks in welcome back LONDON – It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion. So Andy Murray took a moment – and, really, only a moment – to take in the sights and sounds Monday at Centre Court as nearly 15,000 spectators, including Shaquille O’Neal up in the Royal Box, rose to greet him with a raucous standing ovation. Murray’s parents and grandparents were present. So, of course, was his much-discussed recent choice as coach, Amelie Mauresmo. The other player, 105th-ranked David Goffin of Belgium, was little more than a bystander for all of the proceedings, which wrapped up a little more than two hours after they began with a 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 victory for Murray.

AP source: Duncan back for Spurs in 2014-15 Tim Duncan easily could have gone out on top, with his fifth NBA championship trophy under his arm and his health intact a few months after his 38th birthday. There’s just no way. Duncan is having too much fun with his San Antonio Spurs coaches and teammates, and he’s playing too well to call it quits now. Duncan has decided to exercise the option on his contract for 2014-15 and will return next season, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.

Solo enters not guilty plea KIRKLAND, Wash. – U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has entered a not guilty plea after her domestic violence arrest at her sister’s home in suburban Seattle. Solo appeared in court Monday and was released without bail. She was ordered not to have contact with the alleged victims and to not drink alcohol. Authorities said Solo was intoxicated early Saturday when she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. But her lawyer, Todd Maybrown, said she was a victim in the altercation.

Virginia lawmakers form ‘Redskins Pride Caucus’ RICHMOND, Va. – Three Virginia state lawmakers are forming a “Redskins Pride Caucus” to defend the Washington, D.C.based football team that’s come under pressure to change its name. – Wire reports

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Sox can’t hold lead against O’s The ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE – The White Sox had yielded 14 hits, including a career-high 11 by starter Chris Sale, yet still stood poised to end their four-game losing streak. And then the magic vanished. Chris Davis hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth

Next at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. today, WCIU inning off Ronald Belisario to doom to the Sox to a 6-4 defeat Monday night. The Sox had no right to be in position to win, given that

the Orioles got a hit in every inning and finished with three home runs. Sale, who came in 6-1 with a 2.20 ERA, worked out of one jam after another in six innings. The left-hander walked one, hit a batter and had a season-low three strikeouts. “My own manager was calling me Houdini,” Sale said. “I

just got lucky in some cases. I should have lost that game easily in terms of giving up more runs.” Davis was excluded from the starting lineup after batting just .130 in his previous 14 starts. Called upon by manager Buck Showalter with runners on first and second and one out in the ninth, Davis launched a 3-2 pitch into the right-field seats.

Reds score 5 in 9th By JAY COHEN The Associated Press

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Sycamore senior Bailey Gilbert eyes the basket during a shooting drill Friday at summer practice in Sycamore’s fieldhouse.

Johnson gives Spartans added size • SPARTANS Continued from page B1 “[Johnson is] such a versatile player. She can play anywhere on the floor, basically. She can defend a lot of positions,” Goff said. “I didn’t know her at all until she got here. Very coachable player, very passionate about the game of basketball. She makes the other people around her much better, so she’s really helped out a lot.” With Johnson giving the Spartans some size, it should

open up more space for the sweet-shooting Gilbert, who said everyone on the team welcomed Johnson with open arms. “She brings height and just opens up the paint on the outside perimeter,” Gilbert said. “It’s going to help both of us dramatically.” Opponents still have a few months before they have to worry about how they’re going to guard the Spartans, and Goff still has plenty of time to figure how Johnson will fit into the offense. In terms of the summer, Goff said the Spartans have had good

participation for their early morning workouts and games. In terms of competition, Goff said Sycamore will play about 40 games by the end of June. The total includes split-squad games, which have been possible because of high numbers. “The dedication everyone has, it’s not just one or two people wanting to be here. Everyone wants to be here, everyone wants to get better,” Johnson said. “Everyone shows up for weightlifting and practice and games. It’s just awesome how everyone wants to be here and get better.”

Keith up for his 2nd Norris Trophy • BLACKHAWKS Continued from page B1 piece of the Hawks’ core – Patrick Sharp’s name has been bandied about – to make such a move, especially with Toews and Patrick Kane expected to sign massive contract extensions as soon as July 1 that will kick in for the 2015-16 season. But the Kings’ five-game victory against the New York Rangers in the Final also served as a reminder of just how agonizingly close the Hawks – as currently constituted – came to another Cup. “We didn’t win a championship this year, but we came pretty darn close,” Toews said. “And if it comes to just making small tweaks to our locker room, to our roster, hopefully that’s the only way it has to be.

We believe in our group. We love our group of guys right now.” Duncan Keith, up for his second Norris Trophy, said it would be especially tough – and more “personal” – to lose a member of the Hawks’ core to a trade, but he acknowledged the team can get better. In the NHL, most offseason moves happen in a flurry on draft weekend because all the GMs are under one roof together. Even on a team with the stability of the Hawks, it’s a stressful time. After all, twotime Cup champion Dave Bolland was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs less than a week after scoring the Cup-winning goal in 2013. “We’re kind of used to these types of things,” Keith said. “I don’t know if that makes it any easier. You never like to see

anybody get traded. But who knows what’ll happen?” This summer will be a lot different than last summer, which was an endless celebratory bar crawl through Chicago and hometowns across North America and Europe. It’s a longer offseason and a more restful one, which the Hawks only can hope leads to another short and exhausting one next year. “You can actually get some time to yourself,” Toews said. “There’s nothing wrong with that. When you win, everyone wants a piece of you. It’s all exciting, the attention that the Stanley Cup brings – not only in Chicago but when you have it back in your hometown. [Now] there’s less to do in that regard and more energy to focus on preparing for next year.”

Love has indicated that Bulls would be good fit • BULLS Continued from page B1 Chicago for not only himself, but his family. It’s been a two-way street, with multiple sources telling the Sun-Times that Thibodeau has made numerous calls to Anthony’s former coaches to find out what makes the elite scorer tick. What we don’t know: What is Anthony’s asking price? Then there’s Derrick Rose, who is good friends with Kevin Love. Sources indicated Rose initially was cool on Anthony over Love, but has since changed his stance. Best-case scenario: Anthony is a man of his word, and can live comfortably off endorsement money, plus the pay-cut he would take to play with Noah and Rose. Bulls’ nightmare: Anthony drags the process on while good friend LeBron James

Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 40 32 .556 — Kansas City 40 36 .526 2 Cleveland 37 39 .487 5 Minnesota 36 38 .486 5 White Sox 35 42 .455 7½ East Division W L Pct GB Toronto 43 35 .551 — Baltimore 40 35 .533 1½ New York 39 36 .520 2½ Boston 35 41 .461 7 Tampa Bay 31 47 .397 12 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 47 29 .618 — Los Angeles 41 33 .554 5 Seattle 40 36 .526 7 Texas 35 40 .467 11½ Houston 33 44 .429 14½ Monday’s Results Baltimore 6, White Sox 4 Toronto 8, N.Y. Yankees 3 Pittsburgh 8, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Boston at Seattle (n) Today’s Games White Sox (Quintana 3-7) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 4-4), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 3-4) at Toronto (Buehrle 10-4), 6:07 p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 9-2) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 7-5), 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Archer 4-4), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Smyly 3-6) at Texas (Lewis 5-4), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Harang 5-6) at Houston (Feldman 3-4), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 7-2) at Kansas City (Duffy 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 4-5) at Arizona (Miley 3-6), 8:40 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 6-5) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 7-6), 9:05 p.m. Boston (Peavy 1-5) at Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-4), 9:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.


CHICAGO – Devin Mesoraco hit a grand slam with two outs in Cincinnati’s five-run ninth inning, leading the Reds to a 6-1 victory over the Cubs on Monday night. Mesoraco went deep for the fourth straight game, driving a 1-0 pitch from Hector Rondon (12) into the basket in left-center for his 13th homer. It was Mesoraco’s second grand slam of the season and No. 3 of his career. Billy HamilNext ton had a tievs. Cincinnati, breaking RBI single earlier 7:05 p.m. in the inning as today, CSN, Cincinnati won AM-720 for the sixth time in seven games to move above .500 for the first time this season at 38-37. The winning sequence started when Chris Heisey reached on a pinch-hit single with two outs and no one on base, snapping a 0-for-16 rut. It was the first homer allowed by Rondon since Aug. 3. Jonathan Broxton (3-0) pitched a perfect eighth and Logan Ondrusek got three outs, helping the Reds improve to 30-11 against the Cubs in the past three seasons. Anthony Rizzo hit his 16th homer for the Cubs, who have lost three in a row. Jeff Samardzija pitched six innings of one-run ball. The Reds got off to a fast start behind Hamilton, who led off the game with a grounder just past second baseman Darwin Barney. The bouncer died in the grass in short right field and the speedy rookie hustled into second with a double, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Todd Frazier followed with a drive into the gap in right-center for an RBI triple. But Samardzija buckled down and kept Frazier at third, retiring Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick after he hit Mesoraco for the first time with one down. Ludwick came up again with runners on second and third in the third and flied to the warning track in center for the final out of the inning.


makes “The Decision 2.0,” using the Bulls before eventually leaving them empty-handed to team with James.

Best-case scenario: The Bulls move picks 16 and 19 to Minnesota, along with Gibson and Tony Snell. Playing with Rose is more important than a FALLING OUT OF LOVE max deal for Love, so he inks Two weeks ago, several an extension for $14 million a sources indicated the Bulls year, allowing the Bulls to still had the best offer on the table add pieces. for the Minnesota TimberBulls’ nightmare: Golden wolves to deal Kevin Love. A State ups the ante, Love goes to lot can happen in two weeks. the Bay, and Steve Kerr holds What we know: Rose not only up a trophy before Thibodeau. has a strong friendship with Love, but the two are workout DEPTH CHARGE partners. Love wants to play As the San Antonio Spurs for a winner and indicated showed in the NBA Finals in that the Bulls were one of the beating Miami, a deep bench places he would like to land if never is a bad thing. The NBA Minnesota does trade him. is a copycat league, and with What we don’t know: Reports the Bulls severely short-handed out of Minnesota have the Tim- the past few years, well, more berwolves back and forth on bodies definitely are required. when they want to move Love. What we know: Arron AfflaAlso, for any team to acquire lo is on the trade radar for a Love they need to know what draft pick, and Nikola Mirotic his asking price is after he can is in Spain, waiting to see if opt out of his contract next this is the year he plays in the season. NBA, while there are a handful

of solid free agents who can give Thibodeau a much deeper team. What we don’t know: With James, Anthony and even Chris Bosh all unknowns, would going the depth route even be good enough to overcome a roster with three superstars on it? At least in the Eastern Conference it hasn’t worked yet. Best-case scenario: Afflalo is acquired for a pick, the Bulls add Adreian Payne with their other pick, Mirotic waits one more season, while Shawn Marion and Devin Harris come on the cheap, thanks to Carlos Boozer being amnestied. Bulls nightmare: Big-name free agents go elsewhere, middle-name free agents aren’t interested, and on opening night 2014-15, Bulls fans have to hear Boozer yell “Gimme dat!’’ on the first rebound he grabs. And yes, he still is in a Bulls uniform.

Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 47 31 .603 St. Louis 42 35 .545 Cincinnati 38 37 .507 Pittsburgh 38 38 .500 Cubs 31 43 .419 East Division W L Pct Washington 40 35 .533 Atlanta 38 37 .507 Miami 38 38 .500 New York 35 41 .461 Philadelphia 34 41 .453 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 45 30 .600 Los Angeles 42 36 .538 Colorado 34 42 .447 San Diego 32 44 .421 Arizona 32 47 .405

GB — 4½ 7½ 8 14 GB — 2 2½ 5½ 6 GB — 4½ 11½ 13½ 15

Monday’s Results Cincinnati 6, Cubs 1 Miami 4, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 8, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Washington 3, Milwaukee 0 St. Louis 8, Colorado 0 San Diego at San Francisco (n) Today’s Games Cincinnati (Bailey 7-3) at Cubs (Arrieta 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Heaney 0-1) at Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 3-3), 6:05 p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 9-2) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 7-5), 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Archer 4-4), 6:10 p.m. Atlanta (Harang 5-6) at Houston (Feldman 3-4), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 7-2) at Kansas City (Duffy 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 5-4) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-4), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 7-6) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 6-6), 7:40 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 4-5) at Arizona (Miley 3-6), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Hahn 2-1) at San Francisco (Hudson 7-3), 9:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati at Cubs, 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 11:10 a.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.

WORLD CUP GROUP G Germany United States Ghana Portugal

W L T GF GA 1 0 1 6 2 1 0 1 4 3 0 1 1 3 4 0 1 1 2 6

Pts 4 4 1 1

June 16 At Natal, Brazil United States 2, Ghana 1 At Salvador, Brazil Germany 4, Portugal 0 Saturday At Fortaleza, Brazil Germany 2, Ghana 2 Sunday At Manaus, Brazil Portugal 2, United States 2 Thursday At Recife, Brazil Germany vs. United States, 11 a.m. At Brasilia, Brazil Portugal vs. Ghana, 11 a.m.

SCENARIOS FOR U.S. ADVANCING: If the U.S. wins: It is through to the next round as the winners of Group G and will play the second-place team from Group H. (Belgium leads Group H, followed by Algeria, Russia and South Korea). Germany would finish second unless Ghana or Portugal won and passed Germany on goal differential. Germany is plus 4, Ghana is minus 1 and Portugal is minus 4. The second-place finisher plays the winner of Group H. If Germany wins: Germany wins the group. The U.S. would finish second unless Ghana or Portugal won and passed the U.S. on goal differential. The U.S. is plus 1, Ghana is minus 1 and Portugal is minus 4. So, if the U.S. loses to Germany, it will be rooting for Portugal, because it’s less likely that Portugal could pass the U.S. on goal differential. If Germany and the U.S. draw: Germany wins the group and the U.S. finishes second. The result of the other game is meaningless. If Ghana and Portugal draw: The U.S. and Germany advance. Germany wins the group unless the U.S. defeats it. Other tiebreakers: In any of these scenarios involving goal differential, if two teams are tied on points and goal differential, the next tiebreaker is total goals scored. Germany has six goals, the U.S. has four, Ghana has three and Portugal has two.


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2014 standings


Gordon content with 2nd at Sonoma Points leader settles for 3rd runner-up finish of the season

SPRINT CUP SERIES Quaker State 400 Race time: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Site: Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. TV: TNT

SONOMA, Calif. – There’s no better driver at Sonoma Raceway than Jeff Gordon, and for more than a decade he was head of the class on road courses. He won five times at Sonoma, and grabbed another four wins at Watkins Glen. But Gordon’s most recent win on a road course was in 2006. The rest of the field has caught up and Gordon no longer is considered unbeatable. Yet there he was Sunday, charging through the field from the 15th position – he was the highest qualifying Hendrick Motorsports driver – to give himself a shot at a sixth Sonoma victory. But he made one small error while chasing down Carl Edwards, so it took him longer to get to the leader than expected. When he finally made it to Edwards’ bumper in the final turn of the 10-turn course, Gordon declined to move Edwards out of his way. The four-time champion let Edwards go, and Edwards sailed off to his first career road course victory. Gordon settled for second, his third runner-up finish this season. “It’s not worth wrecking the guy because, hey, if you’re racing the guy and you get a couple runs on him, he blocks you here and he blocks you there and you’re faster, then you might not give an inch,” Gordon said. “You might go in there and you might use the bumper. But I really had just caught him.” So Gordon felt his best bet was to try to force Edwards into making a mistake that Gordon would seize. Edwards held it together and shook Gordon loose. During the Victory Lane celebration, Gordon came by

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SPRINT CUP SERIES 1. Jeff Gordon ..........................580 2. Jimmie Johnson..................560 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. .............. 555 4. Matt Kenseth.......................515 5. Brad Keselowski..................512 6. Carl Edwards ......................509 7. Joey Logano ........................ 483 8. Ryan Newman .................... 473 9. Kevin Harvick...................... 472 10. Kyle Larson........................470 11. Kyle Busch ......................... 465 12. Paul Menard...................... 459 13. Denny Hamlin ................... 453 14. Clint Bowyer ..................... 452 15. Greg Biffle..........................444 16. Kasey Kahne...................... 429 17. Tony Stewart .................... 427 17. Austin Dillon...................... 427 19. Jamie McMurray .............. 425 20. Brian Vickers .................... 424 21. Marcos Ambrose..............407 22. Aric Almirola.....................400 23. AJ Allmendinger................391 24. Casey Mears......................373 25. Martin Truex Jr. ...............360 26. Kurt Busch ........................ 347 27. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ........ 320 28. Danica Patrick.................. 299 29. Justin Allgaier...................280 30. Michael Annett ................ 249 31. David Gilliland................... 232 32. Cole Whitt......................... 228 33. Reed Sorenson ..................199 34. David Ragan.......................198 35. Alex Bowman ....................188 36. Josh Wise ...........................173 37. Ryan Truex ..........................111 38. Travis Kvapil....................... 98 39. Michael McDowell............. 83 40. Parker Kligerman............... 54 41. Terry Labonte ..................... 44 42. David Reutimann ................37 43. David Stremme ...................34 44. Brett Moffitt ........................32 45. Bobby Labonte................... 29 46. Jeff Burton ...........................27 47. Juan Pablo Montoya.......... 26 48. Michael Waltrip ..................23 49. Timmy Hill............................19 50. Dave Blaney.........................16 SPRINT CUP WINNERS 1. Jimmie Johnson .......................3 2. Carl Edwards............................2 2. Kevin Harvick...........................2 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ...................2 2. Joey Logano.............................2 6. Brad Keselowski...................... 1 6. Jeff Gordon............................... 1 6. Denny Hamlin.......................... 1 6. Kyle Busch................................ 1 6. Kurt Busch................................ 1 NATIONWIDE SERIES 1. Regan Smith.........................516 2. Elliott Sadler .......................506 3. Chase Elliott........................505 4. Ty Dillon............................... 475

at winning races, at 22 years into my Cup career. We’re having fun.” He should be: With 10 races remaining to set the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, Gordon has a 20-point lead over teammate Jimmie Johnson in the points standings. He has the one win needed to lock him into the 16-driver Chase field. Toss out an accident-induced 39thplace finish at Talladega and Gordon hasn’t finished lower than 15th this year. Gordon has failed to finish in the top-10 only four times in 16 races this season. Yes, winning has a greater emphasis this season. But consistency still matters down the stretch. Gordon still faces persistent questions about retirement. Part of that is driven by age and the fact that the father of two young children has the luxury to choose when he wants to get off the road and become a family man. And part of that is driven by an aching back that has bothered him for years. It flared up again in May before the Coca-Cola 600, and Gordon is receiving regular treatment. He insists he feels fine, though, and the flight from North Carolina to San AP photo Francisco was more stressful Jeff Gordon climbs into his car before practice for the NASCAR Sprint on his back than the threeCup Series race Friday in Sonoma, Calif. plus hours in a race car. Sure, there’s going to those are sentiments Gordon IN THE PITS come a day when Gordon is hearing more frequently decides he is done with racas he has become the elder Jenna ing. But based on his current statesman of the Sprint Cup Fryer performance, it’s not anytime Series. Mark Martin has called it a soon. “It’s certainly the most career, Jeff Burton is tranto congratulate the winner. consistent, greatest cars that sitioning into a TV job and The move touched Edwards. I’ve had going week in and “I’m a fan of this sport and Bobby Labonte no longer has a ride. Gordon’s contemporar- week out,” he said. “To have I grew up watching Jeff Gorcars that are capable of either ies are climbing out of their don go through those S’s and winning or running up front, race cars, but at the start of watching how he drove his his third decade in NASCAR, I’m very confident in what car,” Edwards said. “So to be Gordon still is getting it done. I’m getting behind the wheel able to hold him off like that of every weekend. The cars “I’m starting to hear that means a lot. I’m glad there are just really, really good, a lot more, where somebody wasn’t one or two more laps was born when I won my first and that’s making a lot of fun in the race because I don’t for me.” know if it would have worked championship or was watchout that way, but it definitely ing me as a kid,” Gordon said. “I love racing here. I love meant a lot to have Jeff Gor• Jenna Fryer is The being competitive and leading Associated Press’ auto racing don in my mirror.” the points and having a shot At almost 43 years old, writer.

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DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips and although I’ve got friends and sports, I’m just really alone. It’s awkward going out to dinner or going on vacation because my parents just want to sit and relax, and I want to go out and do things, but it’s embarrassing going everywhere with your parents. I miss having her around. – Alone in Ohio Dear Alone: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your sister. You are still

grieving, which is why you say you feel alone. However, if you think about it, because of her addiction, she has been out of your life for longer than two years. It may be that what you’re really mourning is the relationship you MIGHT have had. You say you have friends. If you listen to them talk, you may find that they, too, sometimes feel alone even if they have siblings. Many teenagers have told me this. Because you’re bored when you’re not with your friends or participating in sports, consider finding a hobby that will fill your time when your parents are working, or do some volunteering if they

agree. You might also consider adopting a pet from a shelter to keep you company. Of course, pets require feeding, training, affection and exercise, but in return they offer unconditional love and companionship. If it would be all right with your parents, it might be a solution for you. Dear Abby: I met a guy online. We have been dating for some time now. We have a wonderful connection and have our dates on Skype. The problem is, we have never met in person. Every time we plan on meeting, he shuts up for a time, isn’t reachable, then suddenly reappears and

makes excuses, asking me to forgive him and plan another meeting. Should I still believe this will happen anytime soon? – Left Hanging in Nairobi Dear Left Hanging: I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but something smells fishy here. “Catfishy.” From where I sit, it appears your wonderful connection may be only your connection to the Internet. A person who does this repeatedly may not be who he has represented himself to be. Do not count on him for ANYthing.

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Overuse of antibiotics poses health threat Dear Dr. K: I’ve been hearing a lot about “antibiotic resistance.” What does it mean? Dear Reader: When penicillin was discovered, many people (including doctors) thought bacterial infections would become a thing of the past. Unfortunately, penicillin and other early antibiotics didn’t successfully treat all kinds of bacteria that make us sick. Even worse, bacteria adapted to fight antibiotics. All they had to do was the thing they do best: Keep multiplying. Bacteria multiply so fast that one bacterium becomes millions in 24 hours. When bacteria (and other cells) divide, mutations (changes in their genes) can occur. Sometimes these mutations allow the bacteria to

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff resist antibiotics. And when they divide, they pass that antibiotic resistance on to their offspring. Now there are millions of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Let’s say that you get strep throat and your doctor prescribes penicillin. Strep throat is a sore throat caused by the bacteria called streptococci. The antibiotic (penicillin) will kill off most of the strep bacteria, but a few strep bacteria might develop resistance to penicillin, survive and multiply. They often remain alive in your throat. At first, there are not enough

of them to cause trouble. But down the road they can cause another case of strep throat. This time, you might not respond to penicillin. Antibiotic resistance is a serious problem, causing millions of illnesses and more than 20,000 deaths in the United States each year. Over time, if antibiotic use doesn’t change, antibiotics will become less able to treat common infections. We may be left with no drugs in our arsenal that can kill certain bacteria. Overuse of antibiotics is the most common cause of drug-resistant bacteria. Many people demand antibiotics to treat viral infections. But antibiotics treat only bacterial infections. Viruses cause a sore throat more often than

streptococci bacteria. Therefore, if you take penicillin for every sore throat, most of the time it won’t help you. And if taking penicillin causes penicillin-resistant bacteria to grow in your body, taking it could hurt you. In the past, doctors routinely treated ear infections, bronchitis and other infections with antibiotics. But we now know that many cases of sore throat (those not caused by strep), bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections will get better on their own. (Though when you really have a strep throat, you need to take penicillin.) We can all take steps to help slow the growth of antibiotic resistance – or even turn it around:

Decrease excess use of anti-

biotics: • Don’t demand antibiotics. If your doctor says you don’t need an antibiotic, ask what else you can do to decrease your symptoms. • Don’t save antibiotics and start them again without specific instructions from your doctor. • Don’t share antibiotics with your friends and family.

Prevent infections: • Wash your hands regularly (with regular, not antibacterial, soap). • Sneeze into your elbow, not your hand. • Stay home from work or school if you are sick. • Stay up-to-date with your vaccinations.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Every suicide threat should be taken seriously Dr. Wallace: My best friend was dating a super nice guy who was recently killed in an automobile accident. She took it very hard and has been mourning him for over a month. She keeps saying that she wishes she could die too so that she could be with her boyfriend. Now I’m beginning to be really worried about her. I told my mother about this and she thought we should talk to my friend’s mother about this, so we did. When we talked to her she listened carefully, but she said that she thinks my friend will snap out of it eventually. She said she didn’t see any signs that my friend is suicidal.

suicide threat should be taken seriously.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace

Suicide warning signs:

My mom and I still think that when someone says they want to die to be with their boyfriend, that it could be a sign that the person is suicidal. Please tell us what the signs are for a teen to commit suicide. I want to show them to my friend’s mom. I want to make sure that nothing happens to my best friend. – Bonnie, Jackson, Mississippi Nameless: According to CPC Psychiatric Hospital in Santa Ana, California, every

8ASTROGRAPH By Eugenia Last Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – You will have a multitude of tasks to contend with this year. No matter how daunting your workload gets, you will find a way to accomplish what you set out to do. The people you meet along the way will have a profound influence on your future. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You will be overlooked if you sit on the sidelines waiting for things to happen. Take an active interest in your community, and get out and do things instead of just daydreaming. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You will encounter many hurdles if you try to start something new today. Concentrate on clearing up old projects first, making it easier for you to move onward and upward. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Your natural gifts can be put to good use if you give others the chance to participate in your plans. Networking will help you find worthy contributors. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You should make quick work of your to-do list in order to ease your stress and free some time to enjoy life with family or friends. Put love on a pedestal. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Relax and let things unfold naturally both at work and at home. If you are too intense, you will intimidate those around you. Be patient and understanding for the best results. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Trust in your talents and work hard promoting them to others. Your persuasive personality will help you get the help you need. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – If you are uncertain about moving forward with your plans, review what it is you are trying to achieve and make the adjustments necessary to succeed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You will hurt the feelings of someone close to you if you are insensitive about the problem that he or she is experiencing. Treat those around you the way you want to be treated in order to build healthy relationships. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – This is a good time to take care of home-improvement projects. Your energy and enthusiasm will encourage others to pitch in and help, or at least offer good suggestions. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Look for people who share interests with you. The knowledge and experience you gain and offer will lead to a long-lasting friendship and a unique collaboration. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Your edge over the competition will go up in smoke if you let others know your plans. Keep your strategy, secrets and whereabouts to yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Don’t base your actions on assumptions or hearsay. Stay out of a costly predicament by getting the facts first. An excess of talk and a shortage of action will work against you.

1. A previous suicide attempt. (Many people will try again.) 2. Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. 3. Preoccupation with death. 4. Anxiety and tension. 5. Alcohol and/or drug abuse. 6. Withdrawal from family and friends. 7. Purchase of a weapon, rope, pills or any suspicious item. 8. Giving away prized possessions. 9. Abrupt changes in behavior.


10. Changes in sleeping patterns and/or eating habits. 11. Verbal threats, such as, “You’d be better off without me,” or “I wish I were dead.”

Getting help: 1. Use suicide hotlines. Since there are too many to list here, check the phone book under Crisis, Counseling, Mental Health or Suicide Prevention, or look in the front pages under these listings. 2. Call the family doctor, contact a teacher, school counselor, clergyperson, coach or any other adult you respect. At the very least, try to tell a friend, and ask her or

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

him for help. 3. Go to a hospital. Many emergency rooms are still open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. 4. Dial the police emergency number – usually 911. Important: Don’t give up if you get a busy signal (especially on a hotline). Try again, and try the other options above. It is a myth that people who plan to commit suicide want to die. The fact is most that someone will intervene, and save them. Bonnie, you are a very good emotional state of mind.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at


Use birds and plays to place key cards Agatha Christie said, “It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.” Little did she know what would happen after she was gone. But working out the right play or defense is often like a detective story. There are numerous clues that should be used to find the solution. In this deal, South is in four hearts. West leads the diamond 10: four, six, ace. How should East plan the defense? South opens with a textbook weak two-bid at unfavorable vulnerability: a good six-card suit and 6-10 high-card points. North knows game might have no play, but the vulnerable game bonus is very tempting. East should ask himself which honors are held by South. He has already produced the diamond ace and the bidding strongly suggests that he also has the heart king and queen. So he cannot have the club king. As a consequence, East can hope for two club tricks, the heart ace and either a diamond trick or a club ruff. South immediately takes two of dummy’s top spades to discard his diamond loser. Then he calls for the heart jack, feigning a finesse for the queen. But East should not fall for it. He should grab the trick with his ace and shift to his club four. West wins with his king and returns the club three. East takes that trick and gives his partner a club ruff. When defending, keep your eye on the target: the number of tricks your side needs to defeat the contract.


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Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

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Stephan Pastis

Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

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Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

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Stone Soup


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

2006 HONDA CR-V LIKE NEW! 90K $13,000 with only 90K miles! Dark Blue, AWD, Sunroof, 6 CD Changer. 815-899-3731


CCA Midwest, Inc. the largest Carpenter Contractor located in the Chicagoland area is presently seeking experienced residential Carpenter candidates for steady work in and around the towns of Joliet, Shorewood, Plainfield, Naperville, Aurora and Oswego. Pay is determined by skill, ability and prior experience. We pay the highest in our market and we are the only residential carpenter contractor that provides FREE healthcare for the Employee, Employee + Spouse and Employee + Child (ren). An affordable premium contribution is required for complete family coverage. In addition we offer dental, vision and participation in the 401K Plan. If interested in steady residential carpentry work and for immediate consideration and job assignment call 815-544-1699 and asked to be placed on the hiring list or email resume to: You will get a return call from our field operations. DRIVER/TRADESMAN CLASS "A" CDL DRIVER-WORK WITH A CREW-HEAVY MACHINERY MOVING 630-879-6500 Drivers Davidson Farms is looking for

CDL DRIVERS Full Benefits. Apply at: 5960 S. Woodlawn Rd, Creston

Ecological Consultant Ecological Consultant wanted. Candidate must be well-organized, motivated, and possess strong tech. writing skills. A min. of 1 yr exp. in wetland delineation methodology, wetland hydrology, functional value, and wetland regulations is required. Native landscape design exp. is beneficial. Education req's: B.S. / M.S. environmental science, wetland biology, botany, wildlife studies or related field. Send resumes to:

HVAC TECHNICIANS Heating & A/C company in Sycamore is looking for experienced (5 years +) HVAC Install Technician & HVAC Service Technicians to join our company in a full time position. We offer: Sign on Bonus, Company Van, Holiday Pay and Vacation Pay. Commission based sales program. Salary is based on experience. Please email your resume & salary requirements to: HVACserviceposition@

Queen size with 2 wooden slabs and metal braces and boxspring, $125/all, you PU. 815-901-5503 Lv Msg CAT – LOST South DeKalb County. Large neutered male, mostly white with big brown patches and brown Maine Coon tail. May still have red collar. If seen, please call at 815-501-9724. Reward for safe return. We miss him. Have you seen or know what happened to him?

Must have experience, changing Oil, Lights, Tires on Trucks, Trailers and Skid Loaders. Salary based on experienced. Must have Service/Repair knowledge. Apply in person:

Fence Sales 1851 Coltonville Sycamore, IL.

Production Supervisor DeKalb Manufacturer is looking for a full time production supervisor. Prior supervisory experience, strong communication, leadership, math and computer skills are required. Cable and wire experience a plus. Send resume to : Human Resources P.O. Box 965 DeKalb, IL 60115

Screen Printer

Responsible for a variety of functions in production, primarily screen printing. Must have complete knowledge of entire screen printing process start to finish. * 5+ years of experience screen printing apparel Please respond by submitting resume:

Kitchen Aid Food Processor, Model # KFP600AC, Cream Color, Like New Condition, Heavy Duty, Includes All Accessories, Excellent Product, $135. 815-762-0382 Sycamore


TUES & WEDS EVENING JUNE 24 & 25, 3-7 PM 1260 BELLEVUE Lots of good art, Sectional sofa, Glass-top dining room table, end tables & sofa tables, Wicker bed frame & dressers, Kitchen set, Iron bed, Lamps, Home décor, and much more! Pictures on Conducted by Triple S. Numbers 1/2 hour before start. 630-707-7189.

SYCAMORE - 1929 El Fran Drive Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-2. Everything for the house. Lovely women's clothing and accessories. Much more!


HUGE - SALE JUNE 26 & 27 THURSDAY & FRIDAY 8AM – 3PM 434 S. California St. furniture, doll collection, Christmas items, jewelery, toys, clothes, and more !

June 26 & 27 Thursday 8am – 4pm Friday 8am – 1pm 167 Alfred Drive Clean grandmas attic ! collectibles, something for everyone ! Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

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Plastic Drum - White, 55 gallon Great For Rain Barrel Project Sycamore. $25 OBO - Moving. 815-762-0382 SHELVING UNITS 10 Metal Shelving Units & Tool Stands - Light To Medium Duty, most on casters - Assorted Sizes Moving $10-$40 Each. Sycamore. 815-762-0382 SHELVING UNITS 8 Metal Shelving Units & Tool Stands - Light To Medium Duty, most on casters - Assorted Sizes Moving $15 to $45 Each. Sycamore. 815-762-0382 STEP LADDERS - 3 wood step ladders, Type lll, 200 lb rating, very good condition, 4 to 5 FT high, $15 each, moving, Sycamore 815-762-0382 WORK GLOVES - 180 pair, New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $60 for all, Will Separate, Moving, Sycamore 815-762-0382

Ladies Watch Rings (6) New, Colored Glass Insert, Silver Tone Case, Make Great Gifts! $7.50 each OBO. Moving, 815-762-0382 Ladies Watch Rings (6) New, Colored Glass Insert, Silver Tone Case, Make Great Gifts! $7.50 each OBO. 815-762-0382

LAWN TOOL CADDY – plastic, on casters, holds 20+ tools, great shape, 40"x 40"x 20" $25/OBO, Moving, Sycamore 815-762-0382

Band Saw- Central Machenery 12 inch Band Saw, Model 1629, .5 hp Motor, 45/8 x 12 Inch Capacity, 62 Inch Blade, with manual, accessories, and 2 new blades, $150. with stand, $100.- without stand. 815-762-0382 STEP LADDERS - 4 wood step ladders, Type lll, 200lb. rating, very good condition, 4' to 6' high, $15 each, moving, Sycamore 815-762-0382

Power Wheel Chair Rascal new battery excellent condition. $395. Call 815-786-4449 anytime.

Full Propane Tank $30 630-365-5888 Wanted: Good, used Teen Bibles & large print Adult Bibles. FREE. Call 815-793-4517

Framed Art - Autographed Cartoon Cell - Hanna/Barbera - Characters On Parade" Documented, Mint Condition $400 - Moving Sycamore 815-762-0382 Framed Art - Autographed Cartoon Cell - Hanna/Barbera - Characters On Parade" Documented, Mint Condition $400 - Moving Sycamore 815-762-0382 MILK CRATES Old Wood Milk Crates - Assorted Dairies & Dates, Good Condition, 5 Available, $25 each, Sycamore. 815-762-0382

Men's Huffy 26”hybrid style bicycle w/ comfortable upright riding position. Everything works! Rarely ridden. Great Bike! Will deliver to Sycamore/Dekalb for $35, or you pick up in South Dekalb for $30. Call 815 517-1129.


1971 Orange VW Bug. Needs work but all parts are there. $4000.00 or best offer. Call 815-953-8734

GUARD RAIL Salvaged, 25' panels and 12'-6” panels, limited time. Call if interested. 815-895-5855 SIGNS - Metal Beer Signs. $20 each. Huntley area. 847-515-8012


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

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527




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

815-575-5153 !! !! !!! !! !!

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

815-814-1964 or


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-captioned case, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, or his deputy, on July 24, 2014, at the hour of 1:00 p.m., at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, property known as: Permanent Index Numbers: 08-14-429-024 (Parcel I) 08-14-429-023 (Parcel II) 08-23-276-010 (Parcel III) The properties are commonly known as 1331 14th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 (Parcel I), 1335 14th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 (Parcel II), and 1220 Pleasant Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 (Parcel III), and may contain improvements. This real estate is being sold in an "As Is Condition" for cash or its equivalent in accordance with the terms and provisions of said judgment through which the Plaintiff is owed at least $ 811,148.29. The successful bidder is required to deposit 10% of the bid amount at the time of the sale with the DeKalb County Sheriff, with the balance to be paid by noon of the Tuesday following the sale For information regarding this real estate, including the possibility of inspection, interested parties may contact Stephen J. Butler, SmithAmundsen, LLC, 3815 E. Main Street, Suite A-1, St. Charles, IL 60174, telephone (815) 3375014. Dated this 6th day of July, 2014. ROGER A. SCOTT Sheriff of DeKalb County Stephen J. Butler SmithAmundsen, LLC 3851 E. Main Street, Suite A-1 St. Charles, IL 60174 (815) 337-5014 Telephone (815) 337-5015 Facsimile ARDC No. 6296006 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 10, 17 & 24, 2014.)


Very Nice Fishing Boat 847-683-3546

WANTED TO BUY Class A or Class C Motorhome. Need badly, will accept fixer-upper, will pay cash. 847-704-0181

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

Sycamore - Townhouse for sale. Location, Location, Location. Walk historic Somonauk Street to downtown Sycamore. Approx 1900sq ft, 2 BR, 3 ½BA, includes Loft, finished bsmt / 3rd BR plus 2 car gar. 1135 Arbor Ln. Call 815-8958361 9am – 7pm for appointment with owner. $159,900 LOCAL NEWS WHEREVER YOU GO! Up-to-date news, weather, scores & more can be sent directly to your phone! It's quick, easy & free to register at

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2, 3BR

Lease, deposit, ref, no pets.

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

Dekalb ~ Clean, Quiet 1BR

2nd flr on So 1st St. Heat and water incl. No pets/smoking. Lease/Sec. $535/mo. 815-761-4598

DEKALB: Recently Remodeled, 2BR Apts.-$750/m. Incl. heat, water, garb. & cable. W/D on premises. Nice Neighborhood. Avail. July 1st. 815-756-1424

Genoa - Quiet & Clean, 2BR, 1BA, C/A, appliances, W/D, 1 car garage, no pets/smoking. $825/mo. 815-784-3411

GENOA 1 & 2 BEDROOM 1 bath, remodeled, appl. Counrty setting, close to downtown Genoa. 815-784-4606 ~ 815-901-3346


Appl, W/D, garbage, off St parking. No pets. $570/mo + security dep. 815-761-1975

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

DEKALB - SUMMIT ENCLAVE 2 Br, 1.5 Ba, 2 Car Gar. Lndry. $1150/mo + Sec. 847-6970194 or 847-220-3275

DEKALB NEWER TOWNHOME FOR RENT- 3 BR 2 1/2 Baths 2 Car Gar. New appliances W/D Vaulted Ceilings Basement Storage $1,200.00 month. 630-217-7061

Sycamore & DeKalb – Check out properties at or call Tom 815-378-7962 Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

Great location! 2BA, 2 car garage, skylights, appl, W/D, C/A, $935. No pets. 815-758-0123

The Knolls Hot new deluxe townhomes.

Appl, $330/mo+sec, 1 yr lease. No pets/smkg. 815-975-4601

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

Malta Quiet, Upper 2 Bedroom

Starting at $645

Kingston Efficiency Unit

Appl, a/c, laundry, water/garbage included + extra storage. 815-751-0480

MALTA, 1 BR, Upper $575/mo. + Electric. Call: 815-762-0678

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

815-757-1907 Cortland – 2 BR Duplex CA, 2 ½ car garage. No pets. $800/mo Call 815-895-2626 ELECTRIC PARK 3 bedroom, finished basement, attached garage. Appliances furnished. Washer/dryer hookup. $900/mo. includes water/sewer. 1st, last, security. 815-953-7646.

Hinckley ~ 3 Bedroom

DeKalb 1BR $550, 2BR $650

Hillcrest Place Apts.

1.5 bath, W/D hook-up, gar, fridge stove, D/W, C/A, no pets/smkg. $935/mo + sec. 815-739-1250

DeKalb - 323 S 11th, 3BR, 1BA, wash/dry, AC, $695/mo, 1st + sec, available 7/1. 847-845-4021

Appliances, W/D, A/C, nice yard. No pets, garage, $685/mo + dep. 815-508-1636 Sycamore Near North School 2 bed, gar, bsmt, all appliances no pets/smkg $800/mo+1st.last, sec. 815-517-1018 leave msg.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600

Shabbona 2 Bedroom

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

Sycamore- 2BR, 1BA Duplex Full basement, CA, 1 car garage, appl + DW & W/D. No pets/smoking. $855/mo + sec. 815-895-6747

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

Shabbona Spotless 2 Bedroom

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.

Stone Prairie


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

MOBILE HOME Countryside Estates, Sandwich 14 x 64' on lot 65 x 110' 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, new appliances and upgrades, garage, warranted home roof, beautiful wood panel interior, bright and spacious rooms, owner selling $25,000 815-498-2067

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

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Clean, quiet, 1 bath, appliances included, available now. 815-758-6580 DEKALB 1 BEDROOM With study, stove, refrig, C/A. Garage, available August. 815-758-0079 DeKalb – 1 BR + Study. Refrig + Stove furnished. Water/Garbage included. Lease. No pets/smoking. $550 plus util. 815-758-2632.

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

W/D hook-up, stove, fridge, A/C, yard, deck, quiet area, avail 7/1. 847-738-2334

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

Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600 SYCAMORE - PRIME LOCATION 2 Bedroom, Full Kitchen Close to everything ! 1711 DeKalb Ave, Sycamore $790/mo. 815-501-9748 Sycamore – 1 BR, 1st Flr, kit. appliances, Bsmt storage, quiet neighborhood, off-street parking, $875. Util. inc. 1st+last. 815-761-4364

Country Setting, Near Kish College and NIU, 2BR, 1.5BA, DR, den. Bsmt, new hrdwd flrs, 2+car gar. No smkrs, $1200. 815-762-4730

Dekalb - 622 Fisk Ave, Avail after Aug 1st- $1,200 per mo + gas & elec 2-3-Bed/1Bath-Jacuzzi tub; Living, Dinning, Rec, & Office. Laundry, Storage Area, Central-Air, 1 Car Garage, on St. ParkCall: 608.658.3858 DeKalb 2 Bedroom, Stove, Refrig W/D, large storage shed, yard with shade trees, no pets/smokers. $895. 815-762-4730

DeKalb 400 River Rd. 3BR,1BA 4 season room, frplc, hrdwd flrs. Appl, W/D, bsmt, 1 car, $975/mo + utilities + $1000 sec, avail 7/1. No pets/smoking. 815-748-4485 DeKalb-308 Hickory, 5BR, 2BA, 1.5 garage, avail 7/1, $1095/mo, 1st + sec, 847-845-4021

SYCAMORE CLEAN 2BR,1BA W/D, D/W, next to park & schools. $720/mo, you pay utilities. NO DOGS. 815-970-4640


Dekalb: Lovely, totally remodeled 2 bdrm, 1 bath home with finished basement and sunroom in Tilton Park. All appliances, CA, garage, beautiful yard, available July 15. No smoking, pets nego., $875/mo. Call 708-878-9912

1995 Harley Davidson Softail Recent tires, brakes and battery. 22.8 mi, cover, tender 95% orig. $5,500. 815-766-0338 10a-10p

Sandwich on Lake Holiday 3 bedroom ranch, 2 bath, bsmt. Attached garage, no pets/smoking. $1200/mo. 815-263-1828

PUPPIES - 3 Male, 1 Female Husky puppies, $700. AKC registration possible. 1st shots and dewormed. Puppies located in Ottawa, IL. Call 740-360-7497 for appointment.

Sycamore E. State St.

SYCAMORE 3 BR / 2.5 BA July 1st. Fence, basement, fireplace, pets ok, 2 car garage. $1700/mo 630-841-6868


GOLF CLUBS:Taylormade R7 Draw, Graphite, Right Hand, Regular Flex. 4-PW, AW (8 pieces), like new condition! Bag included, $150/all. 815-970-2653 WADERS & BOOTS Never worn, Orvis waders size extra large & Orvis boots size 11. $90. Best time to call is PM: 815-8992145

WANTED: Old Bottles, Old Stoneware Jugs And Crocks. 815-501-6820

Sony Trinitron Color TV 27" with remote and cable ready. Extra ports for games. Works great. $15. OBO 815-895 6621.

8.5'L, brown leaf pattern, $75. 2 Easy Chairs, beautiful floral design, $40/ea. Iron Day Bed with trundle, white, $50. 815-824-2577



Homak Home Security, holds 6 guns, $80. 815-758-6834

Bicycle small size (6 to 8 years old), red, made by Next. Excellent condition. $25. 815-517-7919.

Full & Part openings in my country daycare home, for pre-school children, Genoa schools bus route call 847-683-2236

RECLINER Big brown recliner, $30 firm. 224-587-9335

Gun Cabinet


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INLAND BANK & TRUST CO., f/k/a FIRST CHOICE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT ANTHONY SERIES, LLC; JOSHUA W. BLANK; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 72 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-captioned case, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, or his deputy, on July 24, 2014, at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, property legally described as follows: Parcel I: LOT 6 IN BLOCK 2 IN "MEADOWLANDS", A SUBDIVISION OF SECTIONS 13 AND 14, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "D" OF PLATS, PAGE 36 ON JUNE 15, 1909 AS DOCUMENT NO. 44190, IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Common Address: 1331 14th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 NOTE: The DeKalb County Assessor lists 1333 14th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 as a common address for the below-referenced Permanent Index Number. Permanent Index Number 0814-429-024 Parcel II: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 2 IN "MEADOWLANDS", A SUBDIVISION OF SECTIONS 13 AND 14, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "D" OF PLATS, PAGE 36 ON JUNE 15, 1909 AS DOCUMENT NO.44190, IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Common Address: 1335 14th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 Permanent Index Number 0814-429-023 Parcel III: THE WEST 50 FEET OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 13 IN W.L. ELLWOOD¡ÇS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF

DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 114, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Common Address 1220 Pleasant Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 Permanent Index Number 0823-276-010 The properties are commonly known as 1331 14th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 (Parcel I), 1335 14th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 (Parcel II), and 1220 Pleasant Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 (Parcel III), and may contain improvements. This real estate is being sold in an "As Is Condition" for cash or its equivalent in accordance with the terms and provisions of said judgment through which the Plaintiff is owed at least $811,148.29. The successful bidder is required to deposit 10% of the bid amount at the time of the sale with the DeKalb County Sheriff, with the balance to be paid by noon of the Tuesday following the sale. For information regarding this real estate, including the possibility of inspection, interested parties may contact Stephen J. Butler, SmithAmundsen, LLC, 3815 E. Main Street, Suite A-1, St. Charles, IL 60174, telephone (815) 3375014. Dated this 6th day of July, 2014. ROGER A. SCOTT Sheriff of DeKalb County Stephen J. Butler SmithAmundsen, LLC 3851 E. Main Street, Suite A-1 St. Charles, IL 60174 (815) 337-5014 Telephone (815) 337-5015 Facsimile ARDC No. 6296006 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 10, 17 & 24, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA PLAINTIFF Vs. Matthew E. Musil; Susan M. Musil; Heartland Bank & Trust Company; Castle Finance Company, Inc.; Community Contacts, Inc.; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 14 CH 00094

NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Castle Finance Company, Inc. Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 4 IN PLAT "A" OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF GENOA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK 13 OF DEEDS, PAGE 560, ON MARCH 15, 1853, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 330 Jackson Street, Genoa, IL 60135 and which said Mortgage was made by: Matthew E. Musil, Susan M. Musil, the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Mortgage Services III, LLC, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2009003280; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before July 24, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-14-07041 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I614159

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ceived. All proposals shall be filed prior to the time and at the place specified in the Notice to Bidders. Proposals received after the time specified will be returned to the bidder unopened. 9. Permission will be given to a bidder to withdraw a proposal if the bidder makes the request in writing or in person before the time for opening proposals. 10. The bidder and all bidder's subcontractors must participate in applicable apprenticeship and training programs approved by and registered with the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Said participation shall have taken place prior to the bidder's delivery of a proposal to the City. 11. Contractor and all subcontractors shall not pay less than the

pay prevailing rates of wages to all laborers, workmen, and mechanics performing work under this contract, and shall comply with the requirements of the Illinois Wages of Employees on Public Works Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12). By Order of City of Sandwich Denise Ii Awarding Authority Municipal Clerk Note: All proposal documents, Proposal Guaranty including Checks or Proposal Bid Bonds, should be stapled together to prevent loss when bids are processed. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 24, 2014.)

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NOTICE IS GIVEN of the death of Barbara J. Scoughton of DeKalb County, Illinois. Letters of Office as Executor were issued to Timothy J. Scoughton on May 28, 2014, whose attorneys are KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC, Attorneys at Law, 2045 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, IL 60178. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the representative, or both, within six months from the date of issuance of Letters of Office and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. DATED: June 5, 2014

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qu for the performance of work. The bidder will be responsible for all errors in the proposal resulting from failure or neglect to conduct an in depth examination. The Awarding Authority, the City of Sandwich, will, in no case be responsible for any costs, expenses, losses or changes in anticipated profits resulting from such failure or neglect of the bidder. 7. The bidder shall take no advantage of any error or omission in the proposal and advertised contract. 8. The bidder's proposal envelope shall be marked to clearly indicate its contents. When sent by mail, the sealed proposal shall be addressed to the Awarding Authority, the City of Sandwich, at the address and in care of the official in whose office the bids are to be re-


MAYFIELD TOWNSHIP Treasurer Annual Report


Proposed Improvement: The removal and replacement of P.C.C. sidewalk for construction of acces-



ALL FUNDS: Beginning Balance 1-Apr-13 REVENUES: Property Tax Replacement Tax Interest Miscellaneous Income Total Revenues: EXPENDITURES: Road Maintenance Other Expenses TOTAL EXPENSE

Description of Work Name: 2014 Street Maintenance - Concrete Section Location: Various Locations

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 24, July 1 & 8, 2014.)


I Joseph W Totman, Treasurer of Mayfield Township, DeKalb County, Illinois, being duly sworn, despose and say that the following statement is a correct report for the fiscal year April 1, 2013 and ending March 31, 2014.

Time and Place of Opening of Bids Sealed proposals for the improvement described below will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City of Sandwich, 144 E. Railroad Street, Sandwich, IL 60548, until 10:00 A.M., July 9, 2014. Proposals will be opened and read publicly at 10:00 A.M., July 9, 2014 at the office of the City Clerk, City of Sandwich, 144 E. Railroad Street, Sandwich, IL 60548.

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/S/ Maureen Josh CIRCUIT CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS James A. Stoddard Attorney for the Estate of Barbara J. Scoughton KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK LEWIS, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380


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

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