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Southeast School third-grade teacher Lynnelle Lynd explains to families how Multicultural Day is the culmination of the students’ social studies unit.

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Showing students the broader world My wife, Kay, transferred from Charter Grove country school to a Sycamore school called Southeast Elementary more than 60 years ago when it was brand new. She and I returned there recently at the invitation of her nephew Steven Wirsing, whose daughter Clara’s class was celebrating Multicultural Day. This special study project was begun eight years ago by third-grade teacher Kyla Hueber, who said, “As a part of our social studies unit, we study different cultures, celebrations and customs. … Many students were interested in where their families came from … and we had them research a country of their choice.” She and another teacher, Lynelle Lynd, have continued this effort involving weeks of study culminating in the one-day event. Pupils each report on two facts they have learned about another country, whether it’s their ancestral homeland or some other nation they find interesting. Then some of the parents bring in a native food from the country to share with everyone who attends. Hueber brought in an old family recipe – flatbread from Norway. Lynd prepared Swedish rice pudding, one of my wife’s favorites since her mother’s ancestors came from Sweden. Thank goodness she didn’t bring another Swedish delicacy – lutefisk – which would have smelled up the whole school! Anyway, I learned some new facts that day about countries such as China, Mexico, Poland, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Sweden, Italy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Australia, Egypt, Germany, Kenya, The Netherlands, Slovakia,

DEKALB COUNTY LIFE Barry Schrader Russia, Georgia, Greece, Brazil and Sweden. Now I can tell you what five countries border Slovakia (just ask me). The teachers bring in speakers from other countries, whether that person is a relative of a third-grader, an exchange student, or an international scholar at Northern Illinois University. What a wonderful experience for these youngsters to learn firsthand from people from other cultures, religions and ethnicities. When I was in school at Genoa, I never knew anyone from outside the U.S., not until I went off to NIU and joined the International Students Association. I have continued contacts with people from other nations as much as possible, most recently through the Network of Nations involving college students from dozens of countries. It really broadens your horizon and makes you realize we are a minority in the world of nations. So kudos to those teachers and others like them for affording young people the opportunity to become acquainted with places and people they will someday have to interact with, hopefully in harmony and not in war.

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ON THE COVER Developer John Pappas talks about parking in a discussion of his proposed Cornerstone Development at First Street and Lincoln Highway during a meeting of the DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday. See story on page 3. Photo by Mary Beth Nolan for Shaw Media

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DeKalb commission OKs rezoning request for downtown development By DREW ZIMMERMAN DeKALB – One of the first steps toward a $7.5 million downtown redevelopment came through during a public hearing Wednesday when the city Planning and Zoning Commission recommended a rezoning request to the City Council that would allow for construction. The request was approved by a 6-0 vote. Commissioner Deborah Nier was absent. A petition from Cornerstone DeKalb LLC sought to rezone properties at 122 S. First St. and 112-118, 122 and 124 E. Lincoln Highway from a central business district to a planned development commercial district. John Pappas, the principal developer of the project, would seek to tear down the buildings, one of which is the vacant Otto’s building, in order to build a four-story apartment building with commercial space for retailers on the first floor. The sites are home to Mediterraneo Bar and Grill and Barb City Bagels, both of which have relocation arrangements with the developer if the project moves forward. Parking was one of the main issues raised by the public since there would be 40 private parking spaces in the 51-unit complex and a rise in downtown customers from the firstfloor businesses. Janell Tempel of DeKalb requested that the commission consider additional parking options. “I don’t think we’re giving the retail shops much of a chance,” Tempel said. “We’re already over-saturated with parking, and I think this is a recipe for disaster. People won’t come if they can’t park.” Jim Hovis, who has fought to preserve historic properties in DeKalb, said the Otto’s building is worth tearing down. “The developer has proposed a magnificent site,” Hovis said. “I’m concerned about the parking, too, but through services like Uber, you can get a ride for four or five dollars in DeKalb.” Pappas said he is not worried about any issues involving parking since he has not encountered such problems in other properties that he owns with minimal parking options.

“There are less businesses downtown than ever before, and I think we have bigger issues to worry about, so let’s get the bodies downtown and then worry about addressing parking then,” Pappas said. Another consideration from the public was the use of marketing and signage to communicate to residents that other businesses still will be operating during the redevelopment process. This idea received favorable reviews from commission members, including Chairwoman Christina Atherton. Mayor John Rey said during Monday’s City Council meeting, where an overview of the project was presented, that the council could act on the redevelopment plan during its Feb. 27 meeting. Pappas said that once he gets city approval, he could begin demolition of the Lincoln Highway buildings within 30 days. The First Street property would remain until the apartment building is completed to allow Barb City Bagels to continue to operate out of it. Once Barb City Bagels moves into its

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ABOVE: DeKalb commissioners Vicki Buckley (from left), David Castro and Matthew Crull listen to a question from 3rd Ward resident Steve Capitan recommending the Cornerstone Development at First Street and Lincoln Highway during a meeting of the DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday. BELOW: DeKalb planning and zoning commissioner Matthew Crull makes a proposal recommending the Cornerstone Development at First Street and Lincoln Highway.

new location within the first floor of the building, the building would be

demolished to create surface parking for apartment residents.

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Police, school officials begin defense training ALICE program teaches strategies for when school is under armed threat By STEPHANIE MARKHAM

SYCAMORE – School District 427 officials are working with Sycamore police to train staff and students on the emergency procedures in the event of a school shooting incident. The training is part of a national program known as ALICE, an acronym for the strategies to use when a school is under threat from an armed attacker. ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. Sycamore Police Chief Glenn Theriault said the department’s school resource officers, Ryan Hooper and Stacy Binkowski, are certified to train others in ALICE procedures. “We’re beginning to roll out the philosophy to the schools,” he said. “It’s not something that happens overnight.”

Theriault said the department will work to educate and train the school staff on a continual basis, much as fire drills are conducted periodically to reinforce the procedures. District 427 Superintendent Kathy Countryman said three school administrators are ALICE certified as well, including Nick Reineck, dean of Sycamore High School; Ryan Schrader, dean of Sycamore Middle School; and Kristi Crawford, West Elementary School principal. Countryman said the administrators have been working with the school resource officers to implement ALICE training as an upgrade to the district’s existing safety procedures. “We feel very confident that our buildings are safe,” she said. “But we also always need to look at new data, enhance anything that we have.” Hooper said about 25 people attended an informational meeting about ALICE procedures last week, and they seemed to understand that school shootings are an unfortunate reality for which communities must prepare.

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“ALICE training is not scary; it’s age-appropriate and very thorough,” Hooper said. “It will help us prepare so that should an incident occur, everyone has the greatest chance of survival.” Countryman said school staff would undergo basic and scenario-based training sessions before stu-

dents were involved in the process this spring. Hiawatha School District 426 staff participated in scenario-based training in October that walked them through procedures such as barricading doors and attacking intruders. “The goal of implementation is to give our staff and kids more options if there would be an incident,” she said.

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Daily Chronicle / • Thursday, February 16, 2017



OBITUARIES JANICE ANDERSON Janice Anderson, age 66, of Sycamore, IL, passed away quietly into the arms of her Savior, Monday, February 13, 2017. She is survived by one daughter, Julie (Jason) Peterson; two granddaughters, Aliesha and Ashlyn Peterson; Her mother Donna Guehler; three siblings, John Guehler, Jean (Pete) Fabrizius and Judy (Joe) Boll; many nieces, nephews and a countryside of friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Guehler; paternal grandparents, Max and Ione Guehler and maternal grandparents, Walter and Mildred Sanderson. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St., Somonauk, IL 60552. A funeral service to celebrate her life will begin at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 20, also at the church. Rev. William C. Weidenbach Jr., pastor of the church, will officiate with interment to follow at Oakridge Cemetery, Sandwich. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Janice’s name. Checks may be made to the “Janice Anderson Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes also may be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare. com.

BRIAN CLAUSS Brian Clauss, age 59, of Elgin, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 13, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife, Pat Clauss; three children, Clint (Hope Arnold) Clauss, Natalie (John) Seper and Nathan (Kelly) Campbell; Seven grandsons, Christopher, Jacob, Ian, Nolin, Levi, Kevin and Wade; One sister, Sherry (Gordon) Gehrke; and his father, Walter Clauss. He is preceded in death by his mother, Judith Clauss and both his maternal and paternal grandparents. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A funeral to celebrate his life will begin at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, also at the funeral home. Rev. Gerhard Mau, pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hampshire, will officiate with interment to follow at Lily Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a donation to the charity of your choice and/or plant a tree in Brian’s memory. Tributes may also be forwarded to the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at, where you can find his full life story.

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MARILYN A. HAMMOND Marilyn A. Hammond, 67, of DeKalb, IL, passed away peacefully, Monday morning, February 13, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family, and her loving husband, James. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Shattuck Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

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Company’s bankruptcy will lead to liquidation, shuttering all 68 stores By ERIC R. OLSON

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Customers leave MC Sports on Wednesday in DeKalb. The company filed for bankruptcy Tuesday and announced it plans to liquidate its assets. ment. The statement cited increased competition, increased direct-to-consumer sales by vendors, and market disruption caused by the growth of online commerce as among the reasons for its bankruptcy filing. Ullery said in the statement that an out-of-court

settlement with creditors could not be reached. According to a company release, MC Sports operates 68 stores in seven states, including Illinois locations in Rockford, Peru, Bloomington, East Peoria and Joliet.

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DeKALB – MC Sports has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is closing all of its stores, including the 13,500-square-foot location at 2058 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. An employee at the DeKalb store who did not give his name said employees had not been told more about the company’s plans for the DeKalb location and referred questions to the company’s corporate headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. MC Sports opened its DeKalb location at the Market Square Center in fall 2005. In a prepared statement, MC Sports President and CEO Bruce Ullery said the company planned immediate liquidation sales at all of its 68 stores and would explore “going-concern sale options” as well. A recorded message at the corporate office said the company would have no comment beyond its prepared state-

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tour of new building construction By STEPHANIE MARKHAM

SYCAMORE – Opportunity House officials will host an open house Thursday to showcase a major expansion project and answer public questions about services they provide for adults with disabilities. The open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Developmental Training Center, 357 N. California St. in Sycamore. The public is welcome, and no RSVP is needed. Those who attend will be able to tour construction of unfinished areas of the building, including a new gymnasium, a space where clients can learn and practice work skills and various other offices and rooms. Opportunity House is a nonprofit organization that has provided services to local adults with disabilities for more than 50 years. Services include work programs, developmental training, independent living support and residential care at 10 area group homes. The Developmental Training Center was acquired in 2007, but Opportunity House staff will continue to operate out of both buildings until construction on the expansion is finished, which is expected by mid-April. Operations are set to con-

solidate by the end of May, with the old 202 Lucas St. building to be sold. The move is projected to save Opportunity House about $90,000 a year in operational costs and provide clients with more options in their daily activities while eliminating the need for transportation between the two buildings. Executive Director Bob Shipman said the open house will be a chance for people to visualize how the building expansion and consolidation will improve operations and benefit clients in the long term. “[Community members] know about us, but a lot of times they don’t know the full scope of what we do,” Shipman said. The nonprofit’s board of directors launched a fundraising campaign to help with the costs of expanding the second building. More than $1.2 million in donations and pledges have been raised toward the board’s goal to reach $1.8 million by July 1. Tom Matya, chairman of the board of directors, said the open house is part of an effort to educate the community about the services Opportunity House provides. Matya said board members are in the process of meeting with potential donors, and they will be at the open house to guide people through individual or group tours and answer questions.

Opportunity House clients work on packing and assembling items for businesses Jan. 17 at the facility, 202 Lucas St. in Sycamore. Matthew Apgar – mapgar@shawmedia. com

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*** Q: I have a plate with crown mark above the words “Sanderlands & Colley Ltd. England” in a circle. I’ve searched the internet, but I didn’t find any item with the same name or mark. Can you tell me something about this company and how old this plate is? A: The mark is probably Sandlands & Colley Ltd., not Sanderlands & Colley. The company operated Lichfield Pottery in Hanley, Staffordshire, England, from 1907 to 1910. The mark may have been used after that to about 1913 by W. Sandland. Pieces made by Sandlands & Colley occasionally show up online. The monetary value depends on the item’s decorative value. *** Q: I found an old weather-beaten trunk with wood slats on a flat top and metal corners. It has a metal lock with the name E.A. Seagrove. It appears to be some sort of navy officer’s box. The trunk is missing a corner piece and the top is warped. Does it have any value? Should I pay to restore it? A: E.A. Seagrove was a naval outfitter in business in Portsea, Portsmouth, England. The company made brass bound chests and other items. The family business started in 1795 when Edwin’s father, William, who had a textile and drapery business near the dockyards in Portsea, began supplying naval officers with equipment and furniture. The name of the company changed several times as his sons and other members of the Seagrove family joined the business. The name of the business was E.A. Seagrove from 1866 to 1892, when it became Seagrove & Co. If you want to use it, ask a restorer what it would cost

This is a George Washington doll made of painted cloth. The face and clothing are familiar and he really did have blue eyes. It recently sold for $3,080.

to put it in shape. Then decide if it can be restored. It has almost no antique value. *** Q: I’d like information about my great-grandmother’s full set of beautiful dishes and serving bowls given to her as a wedding gift in 1876. They are marked “LS & S Carlsbad Austria.” A: This mark was used about 1895 to 1917 by Lewis Straus & Sons, importers located in New York City. Carlsbad was part of Austria until after World War I, when it became part of Czechoslovakia. Today the town is called Karlovy Vary and is part of the Czech Republic. Several factories in Austria, Bavaria, and Germany used “Carlsbad” in their mark. Many pieces were exported to the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Sets of china are hard to sell, but you can enjoy the dishes for their sentimental value. *** Q: What’s the current value of a 1920s Master Prophylactic coin-operated dispenser in excellent condition, with keys? It was manufactured by the Norris Co. in Chicago. A: Norris Manufacturing Co. made the Master Prophylactic dispenser beginning in 1920. The company made at least 30 different vending machines and arcade games in the 1920s and 1930s. The

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Master Prophylactic dispenser is cast iron and was made to be mounted on the wall in the men’s room. There are collectors of this type of machine as well as many other more decorative types. A few have sold at auction for over $1,000. *** Tip: To clean a very dirty old iron pan, spray it with oven cleaner, put it in a plastic bag for a day or two, then scrub it with a brass brush and rinse. Wear rubber gloves. *** Need prices for your antiques and collectibles? Find them at, our website for collectors. You can find more than 1,000,000 prices and more than 11,000 color photographs that can help you determine the value of your collectibles. Study the prices. Go to the free Price Guide at The website also lists publications, clubs, appraisers, auction houses, people who sell parts or repair antiques, show lists and more. adds to the information in this column. *** Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question and a picture, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Name of this newspaper), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. *** CURRENT PRICES Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. Depression glass, sugar, cherry blossom pattern, pink, embossed flowers, angular handles, scalloped rim, c. 1935, 3 x 5 1/2 inches, $20.

Valentine card, embossed paper lace cover, homeycomb medallion, pink tissue, girl and dog, signed, G Fox Story, c.1860, 4 x 3 inches, $95. Silver Plate grapefruit holder, scroll openwork petals, domed saucer foot, crown mark, Rockport Co., 1940s, $130. Fortune Telling Cards, tarot, gold edges, text and images, The Nile, US Playing Card Co., box, 52-card deck, c. 1900, 4 x 3 inches, $145. Vacuum Cleaner, pneumatic, steel, tin, brass and wood, cylindrical, spool shape handle, Reeves Co., 1915, 49 x 8 inches, $210. Bronze doorknocker, Abraham Lincoln, profile, slavery abolished speech text, round, ring striker, 1915, 3 1/2 x 3 inches, $300. Basket, messenger pigeon carrier, wicker, woven, lift lid, top door opening, window cutouts, leather strap closure, c. 1910, 13 x 23 inches, $450. Table, candle, pewter and cast iron, gold and cream, offering slot, embossed flowers, lower shelf, candle holders, 1920s, 19 x 57 inches, $795. Sterling-silver bottle opener, corkscrew, mermaid and fish shaped, ruby eye, G.W. Lewis, box set, 1938, each 4 inches, $955. Carnival gambling wheel, wooden framed bicycle tire, pinned-on playing cards, mounted to plank, hanging, 1930s, 31-inch diameter, $1,300. *** NEW! Handbag collecting has surged in popularity since 2010 when the first large auctions were introduced. Today, purses by brands like Hermes are sold for prices over $100,000. Sales, shows, stores and online retailers are selling used vintage handbags. Build your collection while prices of undiscovered brands are low. This report includes Makers information, trademarks, information on fakes, care and 130 color photos for over 75 brands, plus a free supplement with current prices. Special Report, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, 46 pp. Available only from Kovels for $19.95 plus $4.95 postage and handling. Order by phone at 800-303-996, online at; or mail to Kovels, Box 22900, Beachwood, OH 44122. *** (c) 2017 by Cowles Syndicate Inc.

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While Valentine’s Day is always Feb. 14, President’s Day can be any one of seven dates, the third Monday in February closest to the 20th. In 1885 George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 22, was made a national holiday. But in 1971, Congress decided that instead of celebrating the real birthdays of President Washington and President Lincoln (Feb. 12), there would a Monday celebration for both. Why Monday? To give everyone a three-day weekend away from work. Feb. 20 was chosen because it was between the two real birthdays. President Washington lived in the days before cameras, so he was remembered in designs for silhouettes, paintings, prints, medals, cameos, glass patterns, toys, Staffordshire figures to keep on the mantel and even drapery fabrics. Most of the memorabilia was copied from the few famous paintings of the president images that still are used. A President Washington doll made after 1880 looks like Washington in his presidential years. The doll is made of cloth with pressed and oil-painted features, and gray hair worn in a ponytail. His eyes are blue. The doll is dressed in a silk suit with a lace jabot and wears a tri-corn hat, black stockings and shoes with buckles. The costume is a familiar one. The doll probably was not made for a young child, but as a part of the 1889 centennial celebration of Washington’s inauguration. It was made by Martha Jenks Chase who started making portrait dolls in her backyard about 1880. A 25-inch tall Chase Washington doll sold at a May 14, 2016, Theriault’s auction in Las Vegas for $3,080. *** Q: In 1963 my uncle, who worked for Marshall Field’s in Chicago, gave me a platter that was used in one of the store’s dining rooms. It’s 16 1/2 inches long and 12 1/2 inches wide, and is marked “Bramble” and “Wedgwood.” It’s cream-colored with a border of flowers and thorns in shades of white, pale

pink and garnet. Is it worth anything? It has great sentimental value to me. A: Josiah Wedgwood established his pottery in England in 1759. Wedgwood is still in business, now part of Fiskars Group. Bramble pattern was introduced in 1963. The briar rose design was made in several colors and was one of Wedgwood’s popular patterns. Platters were made in different shapes and sizes. The value of your platter is about $70.

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Thousands of dollars donated to families of crash victims By BRETT ROWLAND KIRKLAND – Donations have poured in to online fundraising efforts for the families of two 21-year-old men who died Saturday in an off-road vehicle crash near Kirkland. Dakota M. Sikula, 21, of 45W963 Allen Road, Hampshire, and Douglas W. Wallace Jr., 21, of 4783 Cherry Valley Road, Kirkland, were killed in the crash Saturday on Cherry Valley Road north of Kirkland in DeKalb County. A GoFundMe page for Sikula’s family had raised more than $9,000 as of Wednesday evening, more than its $5,000 goal. The page was created by Stephanie Kay of Hampshire to help the man’s family. The number of donors was approaching 200. “Dale was a thoughtful and loving son, brother, cousin, and friend to all who knew him,” Kay wrote on the page. “He wouldn’t hesitate to go out of his way, no matter how far, to help anyone in need day or night.” Kay wrote that the page would be kept open through the end of next week, when the donations would be given directly to the Sikula family.

A GoFundMe page for Wallace’s family had raised more than $8,000 as of Wednesday evening, surpassing its $5,000 goal with donations from more than 160 people. The fund was created by Melissa Connolly of Algonquin to “give DJ the funeral he and his family deserve.” “DJ was hardworking, dedicated and full of life,” Connolly wrote on the page. “His million dollar smile could light up the darkest of days. He always brought happiness and touched every life he ever met. He had the biggest heart there was, and we all loved him dearly.” Wallace was driving a 1997 Yamaha dirt bike without lights at 7:37 p.m. Saturday on Cherry Valley Road west of Bucks Road near his home on Cherry Valley Road. Sikula was driving a 2002 Honda ATV with his lights on, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Both men died at the scene after colliding head-on, police said. Donations for Sikula’s family can be made at Donations for Wallace’s family can be made at The sheriff’s office and the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office are investigating the crash.

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By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner gave more specifics Wednesday on what tax hikes he’d accept to end Illinois’ nearly two-year budget stalemate, enduring derisive laughter from Democratic legislators who shelved his first two spending plans. Rauner told the General Assembly during an afternoon budget address that spending cuts “need to be real – no smoke and mirrors” and insisted his plan would balance the budget. However, as it stands, it would leave a $7 billion hole without matching revenue. If enacted as introduced Wednesday, the state would spend nearly $40 billion, 22 percent more than the $33 billion in revenue the plan counts on, according to budget documents released after the speech. Sidestepping specifics, Rauner used his third budget presentation to signal his willingness to accept tax increases. He struck an upbeat tone, praising “real progress” the Senate had made in negotiating a compromise plan. It addresses regulatory changes Rauner has demanded for two years but also an income tax increase to slice into a multibillion-dollar deficit. Skittish lawmakers staring down a Senate tax vote had urged the governor to weigh in. Rauner said that, as a guideline, he’s open to a tax on services, such as car repairs or haircuts, but would nix increased taxes on food, medicine or retirement income. “There is no one single bullet, no one single ‘must have,’ for our administration,” Rauner said. “But for the future



News from across the state


Exelon rivals sue to block billions in subsidies

CHICAGO – Competitors of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday opposing legislation that provides billions of dollars in subsidies to the power giant. The legislation approved in December provides as much as $235 million a year to Exelon to keep unprofitable nuclear plants running in Clinton and the Quad Cities. More than 4 million customers of

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his budget address Wednesday to a joint session of the General Assembly at the Capitol in Springfield. of our state, change must be real, not just a newspaper headline.” But Democrats who hold majorities in both the House and Senate were unimpressed. “There was no real meat in what he was saying today,” said Rep. Greg Harris, a Chicago Democrat and House budget negotiator. “We heard he plans to spend much more money.” Illinois has been without a budget since July 2015, two months after Rauner took office, the nation’s longest state budget stalemate in nearly a century. Recalling the length of the stalemate, rife with accusations on both sides, Rauner said, “This isn’t about pointing fingers or assigning blame.” That prompted a round of laughter from Democrats in the chamber. Rauner has insisted that a budget

agreement include regulatory and political changes such as cost-cutting restrictions on workers’ compensation and term limits for officeholders. The Senate plan includes some of his priorities, but also an increase in the personal income tax rate to 4.99 percent from 3.75 percent. He said he wants a permanent property-tax freeze, not one limited to two years as the Senate suggests. He said that’s only fair if lawmakers approve a permanent increase in the personal income tax rate from 3.75 percent to 4.99 percent. Even without an annual spending plan, state government continues to operate largely because of court orders and intermittent appropriations by lawmakers. But the picture is bleak. Without

power-distributing subsidiaries ComEd and Ameren will pay more to finance the plan. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago challenges the law on constitutional grounds. Crain’s Chicago Business reported that the competitors, including Houston-based Dynegy, allege the subsidies undermine wholesale power markets that are the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

meetings and declining debates. The Chicago Tribune reported that some callers challenged the six-term congressman for not participating in traditional town halls. Roskam abruptly canceled a smaller meeting with constituents this month to hear concerns about repealing the Affordable Care Act. Protesters have since shown up to his events. The League of Women Voters also has invited him to debates and town halls, which he has declined. Roskam said during Monday’s call that the traditional town hall format isn’t productive and frustrates participants. Republicans elsewhere have encountered angry constituents at town halls, particularly with concerns about repealing former President Barack Obama’s health care law.


18K call in to Rep. Peter Roskam’s phone town hall

WHEATON – About 18,000 callers participated in a telephone town hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a suburban Chicago Republican who has been criticized for canceling smaller in-person

action, Illinois will have a $5.3 billion deficit when the current fiscal year ends June 30. There is a backlog of $11 billion in overdue bills. State pension programs are $130 billion short of what they need to pay promised benefits to retired and current employees. Rauner proposes spending of $37.3 billion, but only after saving $2.5 billion with changes to state-employee health insurance, selling the James R. Thompson state office building in Chicago, making procurement more efficient and other changes – most of which requires legislative approval. And if he achieves those cuts, there’s still a hole of $4.6 billion. Budget director Scott Harry said the governor hopes that will be covered, with help from the Legislature, by economic growth, more spending cuts, and tax increases that come out of the Senate compromise. “The final result must be a good deal for taxpayers and job creators; a grand bargain that truly balances the budget once and for all, and really moves the needle when it comes to job creation,” Rauner said. State Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, said he agreed that Illinois needs economic reforms to return to health. “To really have a sustainable budget, we’ve got to do some policy changes that will help the economy grow naturally rather than just increasing taxes,” Pritchard said. “The governor has said very clearly that there’s got to be revenue, budget cuts and enhancement to the economy that grows jobs. “Illinois has has basically zero job growth and that says there’s something wrong with the business climate, and I think that’s why the governor has been so adamant about economic reform.”


Some oppose campus visit of ex-Trump campaign manager

CHICAGO – Some University of Chicago students and faculty are vowing to protest the appearance of a former manager of President Donald Trump’s run for the White House. Corey Lewandowski is scheduled to participate Wednesday in a seminar presented by the university’s Institute of Politics. The session aims to explore Lewandowski’s time with the Trump campaign, the president’s rise and the future of his presidency. Four groups representing students and faculty delivered a letter Monday to institute director David Axelrod opposing Lewandowski’s appearance.

– Wire reports

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deeper problems. In recent years, Puzder withdraws from labor secretary nomination construction crews patched WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid on a former housekeeper not authorized to work in the U.S. Fast-food executive Andrew Puzder said in a statement that he was “honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor.” Democrats and their allies rejoiced over Puzder’s withdrawal, saying his corporate background and opposition to such proposals as a big hike in the minimum wage made him an unfit advocate for American workers at the top of an agency charged with enforcing protections.

cracks – including in the area where water burrowed a huge pit last week. If past repairs were not done properly, water could infiltrate and eventually tear through the concrete.

Lawmakers, activists call for release of ‘dreamer’

SEATTLE – Immigration activists and some U.S. lawmakers Wednesday called for the immediate release of a Seattle-area man who was detained last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested him last Friday morning when they went to his father’s house in Seattle to arrest the father. Ramirez, who is Mexican, twice Cracks may offer clues to passed background checks as part California dam’s troubles of President Barack Obama’s DeSix months before rushing water ferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, most recently for a tworipped a huge hole in a channel year renewal issued last May, his that drains a Northern California lawyers said in court documents. reservoir, state inspectors said ICE has said Ramirez admitted the concrete spillway was sound. As officials puzzle through how to to the agents that he was a gang member and was arrested as a repair it, federal regulators have ordered the state to figure out threat to public safety. But his lawwhat went wrong at Oroville Dam. yers insisted Wednesday that he Earlier inspection reports offer has no criminal record, held down potential clues, including cracks a job and is the father of a young on the spillway surface that either child who is a U.S. citizen. could be cosmetic or indicate – Wire reports

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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (from left), Vice President Mike Pence, White House press secretary Sean Spicer and then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, speaks on the phone Jan. 28 with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Trump admin looks to regroup after exits By JONATHAN LEMIRE The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump’s White House is beset by a crush of crises. Divisions, dysfunction and high-profile exits have left the young administration nearly paralyzed and allies wondering how it will reboot. The bold policy moves that marked Trump’s first days in office have slowed to a crawl, a tacit admission that he and his team had not thoroughly prepared an agenda. Nearly a week after the administration’s travel ban was struck down by a federal court, the White House still is struggling to regroup and outline its next move on that signature issue. It’s been six days since Trump – who promised unprecedented levels of immediate action – has announced a major new policy directive or legislative plan. His team is riven by division and plagued by distractions. This week alone, controversy has forced out both his top national security aide and his pick for labor secretary. “Another day in paradise,” Trump quipped Wednesday after his meeting with retailers was interrupted by reporters’ questions about links between his campaign staff and Russian officials. Fellow Republicans have begun voicing their frustration and open anxiety that the Trump White House will derail their high hopes for legislative action. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota demanded Wednesday that the White House “get past the launch stage.”

“There are things we want to get done here, and we want to have a clear-eyed focus on our agenda, and this constant disruption and drumbeat with these questions that keep being raised is a distraction,” Thune said. Sen. John McCain of Arizona blasted the White House’s approach to national security as “dysfunctional,” asking: “Who is in charge? I don’t know of anyone outside of the White House who knows.” Such criticism from allies is rare during what is often viewed as a honeymoon period for a new president. But Trump, an outsider who campaigned almost as much against his party as for it, has only a tiny reservoir of good will to protect him. His administration has made uneven attempts to work closely with lawmakers and its own agencies. Officials have begun trying to change some tactics, and some scenery, with the hope of steadying the ship. The White House announced Wednesday that Trump, who has often mentioned how much he loves adoring crowds and affirmation from his supporters, would hold a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, the first of his term. The event, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, was being “run by the campaign” and it is listed on Trump’s largely dormant 2016 campaign website. No other details were offered. To be sure, pinballing from one crisis to the next is not unprecedented, particularly for a White House still finding its footing. But the disruptions that have swirled around Trump achieved hurricane force early and have not let up.

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Voter apathy threatens democracy One good thing that has come from President Donald Trump’s persistent false claims about widespread voter fraud in America is the bipartisan rebuke from state elections officials across the country. The real electoral problem in this nation isn’t voter fraud, but poor voter participation, a trend that threatens our democracy. In New York, the state where both major party candidates in the presidential race resided, a little more than 57 percent of eligible voters cast ballots Nov. 8. Some states had significantly better turnout – states that make it easier to register and vote. For example, in New Hampshire, 69.1 percent of those eligible voted. In Minnesota, it was 74.8 percent, the highest state turnout for the presidential election of 2016, according to the University of Florida’s United States Elections Project. Many reasons may explain why Minnesotans turn out in larger numbers, but two key differences between its voting laws and New York’s were undoubtedly major factors. Minnesota allows both registration at the polls on Election Day and permits voting early by mail. New York allows absentee balloting by mail, but only if you state a specific excuse, such as being physically unable to go to the polls on Election Day because of poor health or out-of-town travel. New York’s multiple primaries and local elections schedule is another factor. They’re confusing and diminish public participation. Last year, depending on where you lived, you could have gone to the polls six different times. Among those proposing sensible changes to remove many of the hurdles that discourage voting are state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and legislators from both major political parties. The suggestions include consolidating national and state primaries into one day; establishing an automatic registration system; allowing registration on Election Day; later deadlines for switching party enrollment before a primary; an early voting system with “no excuse” absentee balloting; and using apps and better web software to expedite and simplify registration. Republicans who control the state Senate, however, have balked at making voting easier, worried, it seems, that it will bring out more minorities, who historically have supported Democratic candidates. That’s no excuse. Encouraging greater participation in elections is the democratic thing to do – the one with a small “d,” in which we all have a stake. Albany Times-Union



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Team Trump excludes competent people

To the Editor: John Stossel’s opinion column in Saturday’s Daily Chronicle (NYT’s smearing of Team Trump continues, page 18) accuses the New York Times of “smearing” the president’s cabinet nominees. “Nearly every day,” Stossel wrote, “brings a new Times outrage.” I think Mr. Stossel might be confusing criticism with smears. But if he wants to save reading a month’s worth of the Times, and get all his outrage in one day, I recommend he read Paul Krugman’s editorial in Monday’s New York Times. He will find in one package a criticism of Team Trump from top to bottom. “What we’ve seen ... over the last three weeks is an awesome display of raw ignorance on every front,” Krugman wrote. On legal matters: “The legal expert Benjamin Wittes describes the infamous executive order on

refugees as ‘malevolence tempered by incompetence,’ and noted that the order reads ‘as if it was not reviewed by competent counsel at all’ – which is a good way to lose in court.” On education: Hearings for the education secretary show she is “completely ignorant of even the most elementary issues.” On diplomacy: “How hard is it to make sure that the White House gets foreign leaders’ names right?” (The president greeted Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as “Prime Minister Shinzo,” the official agenda for the state visit of Theresa May, the British prime minister, repeatedly misspelled her name.) On economics: “Remember all that talk about a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan? The White House ... hasn’t offered even a ghost of a concrete proposal.” Likewise on health care: “Many in the party seem shocked to learn that repealing any major part of Obamacare will cause tens of

millions to lose health insurance. Anyone who studied the issue could have told them years ago, and ... many of us did. But competent analysis wasn’t wanted.” And that, Krugman said, seems to be the point. If competent lawyers say your Muslim ban is unconstitutional; competent scientists say climate change is real; competent economists say tax cuts don’t pay for themselves; competent voting experts say there weren’t millions of illegal ballots; competent diplomats say the Iran deal makes sense, and Putin is not your friend – then competence must be excluded. In some ways, Krugman said, this cluelessness may be good. The march to autocracy has been slowed. “But meanwhile, who’s in charge? Crises happen and we have an intellectual vacuum at the top.” Glenn Meeter DeKalb

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Where does the NSA go from here? The resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser offers President Donald Trump an opportunity to right what has been a dysfunctional policymaking apparatus. Having previously been dismissed from a post at the Defense Intelligence Agency for erratic management, Flynn failed to prepare Trump for conversations with foreign leaders, inadequately vetted executive orders and staffed key positions with military cronies even before he lied to the media and vice president about the content of his conversations with the Russian ambassador. His self-destruction in a post that demands the steadiest of hands was widely anticipated; the only surprise was that it took just 24 days. It’s not unusual for an incoming national security adviser to speak with foreign ambassadors, and it’s not entirely clear that what Flynn said to Russian envoy Sergey Kislyak in late December was improper. But

Flynn clearly misled The Post, Vice President Mike Pence and other senior officials when he said he did not discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia with Kislyak. He did so in the context of as-yet-unresolved questions about Russia’s interference in the presidential election and other possible contacts between the regime of Vladimir Putin and the Trump campaign. The affair underlines the urgency of an impartial investigation into those matters by the Justice Department, Congress or an independent commission and the full disclosure of the results to the public. The White House’s handling of Flynn’s deception also raises concerns. According to The Post, the acting attorney general told the White House counsel late last month about Flynn’s false statements and warned they could expose him to Russian blackmail. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump was informed “immediately”

afterward, but the White House did not correct the false public statements about the Flynn-Kislyak call, and Trump told reporters last Friday that he was unaware of the issue. At a minimum, the episode further undermines the credibility of an administration that has repeatedly disseminated untruths. Trump could begin to undo the damage by appointing a new national security adviser prepared for the job’s most essential work, which is serving as an honest broker in internal debates over questions of war, foreign policy and intelligence. The National Security Council chief should ensure that the unschooled Trump is fully briefed for encounters with foreign leaders and that policy steps – whether a response to a North Korean missile launch or a new strategy for fighting the Islamic State – are fully studied and discussed in an orderly way before a presidential decision is made.

The past two weeks have seen some welcome corrections by Trump to what looked like potentially rash departures from previous U.S. policies. He calmed Asian leaders by accepting the one-China principle and strongly backing the U.S. alliance with Japan, and he retreated from suggestions that the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be swiftly relocated to Jerusalem. His U.N. envoy affirmed that sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Crimea would remain in place. However, Trump still has some fixes to make – above all in U.S. relations with NATO allies, where signals from Cabinet secretaries and the White House have been conflicting, and in his dangerously appeasing stance toward Putin. A competent national security operation may not correct the president’s mistaken convictions, but it should, at least, provide him with better intelligence and options. The Washington Post

Trump fails two tests of judgment, competence Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser has rightly received more attention, but it wasn’t even the first personnel snafu in the administration that week. It wasn’t even the first national security personnel snafu that week. A few days earlier, President Donald Trump had denied Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s request that Elliott Abrams be nominated to be his deputy. These two stories tell us a few things about how the Trump administration operates. • Trump wants loyalists. Flynn was selected in large part because he was an early and vociferous Trump backer, and Trump said no to Abrams after learning that the longtime Republican foreign policy hand had criticized him during the campaign. Trump was accused of being “thinskinned” when the Abrams story went public, but it is entirely normal and reasonable for a president to favor people who backed him. Trump has actually been more willing than most

VIEWS Ramesh Ponnuru presidents to appoint people who said extremely harsh things about him. Rick Perry called Trump a “cancer on conservatism” and “a barking carnival act,” and now he is Trump’s nominee for energy secretary. • There aren’t enough qualified loyalists to staff Trump’s administration. That’s why Trump has had to appoint people who have in the past severely criticized him. It’s also part of the reason he is so short-staffed, especially when it comes to national security. A very high proportion of the Republican foreign policy intelligentsia opposed him in the primaries and even in the general election, both because he sometimes argued for a more restrained foreign policy than Republicans usually favor and because he

seemed like an erratic leader. • The Trump White House uses different criteria for positions that require Senate confirmation and those that don’t. In general, the people Trump is nominating are less controversial and more widely respected than the people he is appointing. Flynn and Stephen Bannon got jobs that don’t require Senate confirmations. Tillerson and Nikki Haley got jobs that do. Trump’s critics have complained that the Republican Congress is not acting as a check on him, but to some extent it is. The administration seems to know that it can go only so far without losing too many Senate Republicans. • There’s a management problem. Either Trump is being arbitrary about his desire for loyalists, or his underlings are not keeping him adequately informed about the people he is considering. A meeting among Trump, Tillerson and Abrams reportedly went well, and Trump learned only afterward about

Abrams’ criticisms of him. A well-running process would not have allowed this to happen. Even in a factionalized White House, Trump’s aides should have either made it clear to Tillerson that Abrams’ history ruled him out, or informed Trump about that history. Instead the president wasted some valuable time, and Tillerson lost some valuable credibility. The fact that Flynn had to leave the administration after the shortest tenure as national security adviser in history has far greater repercussions than the fact that Abrams wasn’t allowed to enter it in the first place. Neither story speaks well of the judgment and competence of the people working in this administration, or of the man at its top.

• Ramesh Ponnuru, a Bloomberg View columnist, is a senior editor for National Review, where he has covered national politics for more than 20 years, and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Sycamore’s Juliet Mathey (right) ties up Burlington Central’s Maddie Drescher during Wednesday’s Class 3A Wheaton Academy regional semifinal in West Chicago. The Spartans won, 33-18.

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Spartans clamp down on defense By JESSE SEVERSON WEST CHICAGO – Midway through the second quarter, the Sycamore girls basketball team had only made two field goals. The Spartans also had the lead. The No.-2 seeded Spartans had a dynamic defensive performance make up for a lackluster offensive night and knocked out No. 7 Burlington Central, 33-18, in a Class 3A Wheaton Academy Regional semifinal Wednesday night. “When we play defense like that, we’re pretty good,” Sycamore coach Adam Wickness said. “We’re pretty tough to beat. Even with the offensive struggles at the beginning. A lot of that is nerves. We only had two starters returning from last year’s team. ... It’s good to get that first win under the belt.” The 18 points allowed are a season-best for the Spartans, who will face No. 3 St. Francis in the regional championship at 7 p.m. Friday at Wheaton Academy. Sycamore (19-9) was far from electric on offense early, but still took a 5-4 lead on a jumper by freshman Kylie Feuerbach with 4:16 left in the second quarter. It snapped a stretch of 10:51 without a field goal for the Spartans, who missed 12 consecutive shots. However, they held the Rockets (15-15) scoreless for an 11:29 stretch. “It was probably not the most entertaining first half to watch, but that’s OK,” Wickness said. “We didn’t panic. We weren’t stressing. ... It was one of those things where it took a while to adjust to what they were doing.” Feuerbach, playing the first playoff game of her high school career, shook off early shooting struggles to finish with a team-high 11 points and added four blocked shots. Sycamore junior shooter Kate Majerus, playing in her third postseason with the Spartans, added 10 points and three blocks. “Coming in, we did not expect such a low-scoring game from the start,” Majerus said. “Our defense stepped up a lot today. It was unbelievable. We held them (scoreless) 12 minutes straight, that’s pretty nuts.” Wickness noted Burlington Central freshman Kathryn Schmidt shot nearly half of the Rockets’ shots in their 35-32 victory over No. 8 Wheaton Academy in the first round. Against the Spartans, she had nine points but needed to shoot 4 for 19

from the field, and Wickness said she was a focal point for the Sycamore defense. “We knew she was the main piece of the offense and were going to run everything through her,” Wickness said. “I thought Kylie did a great job (defensively) and everybody else was in good help position.” The teams combined for only six points in the first quarter – Burlington Central led, 4-2, heading into the second – and the Spartans were ahead just 13-8 going into halftime. They got an offensive boost to start the second half, going on a 7-0 run over the first two minutes behind a jumper by senior Taryn Mathey, a 3-pointer by Majerus and a layup by Feuerbach to take a 20-8 lead. “Our defensive side was always good, but offensively, after halftime it was like, ‘We have to pick it up, because we want to keep the season going after this game,’ ” Feuerbach said. The Rockets only trailed by nine heading into the fourth quarter, but the Spartans allowed only three points in the final period to secure the win. The Spartans finished the night shooting 12 for 38 (31.5 percent), but held the Rockets to 8 for 37 (21.6 percent). By the numbers: Taryn Mathey had four points on a pair of outside shots in the second half and grabbed eight rebounds for Sycamore, while Maria Wright had four points and nine rebounds, Juliet Mathey had two points and Emma Stice and Maegen Schwatz each added a free throw. For Burlington Central, Mackenzie West had seven points and Maddie Drescher had two. Beyond the stats: There was one stretch in the first quarter in which the Spartans had the ball for two consecutive minutes. After West scored for Burlington Central with 6:47 remaining in the quarter, Feuerbach missed a 3-pointer and Taryn Mathey grabbed an offensive rebound, Majerus missed a 3 and grabbed her own rebound, and Feuerbach missed another deep shot before the Rockets grabbed the rebound with 4:46 left. They said it: “I was thinking we need to make some adjustments offensively,” Wickness laughed about what he was thinking when the score was 4-2 after the first quarter. Up next: The No. 2 Spartans will face St. Francis at 7 p.m. Friday at Wheaton Academy.

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ABOVE: Sycamore’s Kate Majerus drives toward the basket Wednesday while being defended by Burlington Central’s Kathryn Schmidt during Wednesday’s Class 3A Wheaton Academy Regional semifinal in West Chicago. BELOW: Sycamore’s Emma Stice wins a rebound from Burlington Central’s Maddie Menke.



10 IMSA, leading to 12 points for the Knights. They built a 24-2 lead on the Titans (10-13), led 27-7 after one quarter and led by as much as 42 late in the fourth. “We wanted to come out and get some points off our defense, and I thought we did that,” Colombe said. “We shared the ball on offense, had 40-whatever at halftime. I like that we were unselfish, which we talked about before the game. We wanted to play a solid 32 minutes, which for the most part I thought we did.” By the numbers: Morgan Weber added nine points for the Knights. Dawn Triche led IMSA with eight, while Jaszmine Simmons had a IMSA-best six rebounds.

Beyond the stats: Kaneland committed turnovers on four of its first six possessions but still led, 6-0, thanks to a pair of 3-pointers by Jenni Weber. They didn’t commit another turnover until the third quarter. They said it: “We just have to play whoever is in front of us regardless of whether that number’s a nine seed, 10 seed, two seed,” Colombe said. “It doesn’t matter. We have to play our game. We don’t talk about our seed, because our feeling is bad things happen if you look ahead.” Up next: While the season ends for IMSA, Kaneland will face Rosary, which the Knights beat, 56-38, earlier this season in Maple Park.


DeKalb’s Dahnweih making state debut as sophomore By JESSE SEVERSON DeKalb wrestler Blah Dahnweih spent last season as a freshman on the Barbs junior varsity team. As a sophomore, he’s heading to state. After stringing together victories in three consecutive must-win matches at the Class 3A Barrington Sectional, Dahnweih is one of 11 local wrestlers heading to the IHSA State Championships beginning today at the State Farm Center in Champaign. “My coaches pushed me hard over the summer,” said Dahnweih, who will be wrestling in the 170-pound weight class for the Barbs. “They wanted me to make it to state this year. When everybody had free time over the summer, I came into the mat room every day. Now I liked that I was in there, because I got better.” Joining Dahnweih at the Class 3A state tournament is freshman teammate Fabian Lopez, who won the sectional and the Jacobs Regional and enters the 120-pound bracket as the No. 3 seed. Sycamore is sending four wrestlers to the Class 2A tournament – Trevor Boryla (106), Justin Montani (113), Artimus Cunningham (170) and Joey Beaudoin (220). Kaneland is bringing a school-record five to the Class 2A bracket – Nathan Orosco (106), Austin Kedzie (120), Hayden Patterson (170), Riley Vanik (182) and Colin Gussman (220). “Once you get down there, anything can happen,” acting Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said. “It’s kind of like March

Area wrestlers in state tournament CLASS 2A Sycamore 106: Trevor Boryla, soph., 32-9 113: Justin Montani, jr., 15-8 170: Artimus Cunningham, sr., 14-8 220: Joey Beaudoin, jr., 35-9 Kaneland 106: Nathan Orosco, soph., 29-14 120: Austin Kedzie, sr., 30-3 170: Hayden Patterson, sr., 32-10 182: Riley Vanik, sr., 36-3 220: Colin Gussman, sr., 35-5 CLASS 3A DeKalb 120: Fabian Lopez, fr., 40-5 170: Blah Dahnweih, soph., 30-15 Madness. You’re a move away from changing the whole tournament and bracket. We expressed to those four guys how proud we are of them for making it downstate. But they can’t be content with just getting there. Now you want to make a little noise, win some matches and hopefully be on the podium at the end of the week.” For Kaneland, Kedzie (30-3) comes into the tournament after finishing in second place last season at 106. He’s ranked No. 2 in Class 2A at 120 by Illinois Matmen behind Washington senior Dack Punke (37-2). Punke, who won the state title last season at 113, beat Kedzie, 15-0, in a Class 2A Sterling Sectional

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DeKalb’s Blah Dahnweih wrestles Wheeling’s Andrew Lara in a 170-pound semifinal bout Saturday in the Class 3A Barrington Sectional at Barrington High School. semifinal match last week. Lopez (40-5) was the only local wrestler to come away with a sectional title, beating Huntley’s Josh Stenger, 8-7, in the championship match of the Class 3A Barrington Sectional. Lopez, who is ranked No. 4 by Illinois Matmen in Class 3A at 120, said he likes his chances heading into his first high school state tournament. “The expectation is to make it to the finals and...” Lopez said before a long pause. “Yeah, make it to the finals.” While Lopez went 6-0 during the regional and sectional tournaments, Dahnweih (30-15) opened up the sectional with a loss – falling, 13-9, to Deerfield senior Alex Burns. One loss away from his sea-

son ending, he rattled off three consecutive victories in the wrestlebacks – 9-7 over Barrington’s Jake Meyer, 9-2 over Lake Zurich’s Josh Goldberg and 3-2 over Wheeling’s Andrew Lara – before falling to Mundelein’s Logan Kvien to finish a state-bound fourth place. “I was really nervous the first one,” Dahnweih said. “The second day I knew I had to pick it up. Even though I knew it would be hard, the coaches knew that I could do it, so I wanted to go out and prove that I could do it. I had the thought that if I lost, I’d be out.”

• Adam Feiner of Sauk Valley News contributed to this report.

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AURORA – It took the Illinois Math and Science Academy girls basketball team more than 22 minutes to do what Jenni Weber did in less than eight minutes. Weber had 17 points in the first quarter as Kaneland scored 24 of the game’s first 26 points in a 67-30 win Wednesday in a Class 3A IMSA Regional semifinal. The Knights will face Rosary in the final at 7 p.m. Friday. Weber finished Wednesday with 19 points. She made her first four 3-point attempts. “Jamie Martens got me the ball

mostly, and we moved the ball really well,” Weber said. “They assisted me , so they get the credit.” Martens also had a big game, finishing with six points, eight rebounds and six steals. Four of those steals came in the first quarter, and three of them led to points. “She’s a tremendous athlete, so she’s kind of our glue player,” Kaneland coach Ernie Colombe said. “She does a lot of the dirty work. She’s also very tough to guard with her speed. She’s starting to shoot the ball more, and as she gets more and more aggressive on offense it opens things up for everyone else.” No. 1 Kaneland (21-6) forced 10 first-quarter turnovers against No.

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Montgomery: Departing Wilson needs ‘fresh start’ By JESSE SEVERSON DeKALB – The post-Marshawn Wilson era started on a sour note. Hours after the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team announced it had parted ways with the sophomore guard, the Huskies blew an eight-point lead in the final four minutes of regulation against Ball State and lost, 81-72, in overtime Tuesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. The news about the departure of Wilson, a 6-foot-3 guard from Oakdale, Minnesota, was far from stunning, however. He had missed two games early in the season because of a suspension, two more toward the start of Mid-American Conference play and hadn’t played in the past three games leading up to the contest against Ball State. “You try to wipe the slate clean and go day by day,” NIU coach Mark Montgomery said at a news conference after the loss to Ball State. “It’s just he needs a fresh start, and that’s what we’re going to give him.” NIU sports information director Donna Turner abruptly ended the press conference before any follow-up questions could be asked. There was no official reason given for the relationship’s breakup, other than that it was “mutually decided” for the two sides to part ways. “We met, a mutual agreement between him, he’s going to have a fresh start at another school, we’re going to

“You try to wipe the slate clean and go day by day. It’s just he needs a fresh start, and that’s what we’re going to give him.” Mark Montgomery Northern Illinois coach

give him a release and we want nothing but the best for him,” Montgomery said. Wilson, who was a touted recruit out of Hill-Murray School in Minnesota and a teammate of current Huskies Jaylen Key and Levi Bradley on a Milwaukee-based travel team before coming to NIU, burst onto the scene as a freshman – averaging 11.0 points a game, which was tied for second best on the team, and he shot 41.3 percent from the 3-point line. However, he saw his minutes dwindle as a sophomore. This season, he played at least 21 minutes in just three games and hadn’t played that much since scoring a season-high 19 points in 21 minutes Dec. 11 at Minnesota. He played 22 minutes in the games against Roosevelt and Idaho, which were the second and third games of the season, respectively. That was in sharp contrast to his freshman season, in which he played at least 21 minutes in 10 contests – including a season-high 36 at Eastern Michigan, a game that he scored a career-best 26 points – and was named to the MAC All-Freshman Team. The turmoil comes at a tough time

for the Huskies, who have lost three consecutive contests and six of their past eight and have five games left on the regular season schedule. The loss to the Cardinals (16-10 overall, 7-6 in MAC West) came after the Huskies went ahead, 61-53, on a pair of free throws by Bradley with 4:10 left in regulation. After Bradley’s free throws, NIU went 0 for 4 from the field, 0 for 1 from the foul line and committed two turnovers heading into overtime. Ball State scored the final eight points of regulation and the first 11 of overtime as part of a 19-0 run to give the Huskies their sixth home loss of the season after going 18-1 at the NIU Convocation Center during the 2015-16 campaign. “Unfortunately, we didn’t close out the game with under four minutes to go,” Montgomery said. “Missed free throw, missed dunk, missed layup, turnover and then another two turnovers ultimately cost us the game.” The last four minutes of the game have been a struggle for the Huskies this season. During their 13 conference games so far, they are shooting 22 for 68 (32.4 percent) from the field, 39 for 59 (66.1 percent) from the foul line and

have committed 20 turnovers in the last four minutes of the contests. Those numbers are below the Huskies’ 43.3 field-goal percentage and 68 percent from the foul line this season. The late turnovers have plagued the Huskies moreso at home. They have committed 16 of their 20 crunch-time turnovers in the seven conference home games. Against Ball State, they committed costly turnovers in the final 1:44. With the Huskies leading 61-56, a miscue by Bradley resulted in a layup by Ball State’s Franko House. A minute later, freshman guard Eugene German committed a turnover that the Cardinals turned into Ryan Weber’s game-tying 3-pointer with 14 seconds left. “Every game is different; can only comment on this one – our late mistakes cost us,” Montgomery said. Regardless, the Huskies are only a game behind Ball State for first place in the MAC West standings and a top four seed – and a first-round bye – in the MAC Tournament because of the mashed up West standings. Currently, the Huskies are one of four teams sitting at 6-7 in the MAC West, with Eastern Michigan in last place at 5-8. The Huskies close out the regular season making the rounds in the MAC West one more time, playing each team in the five games remaining – hosting Toledo on Saturday and Western Michigan and playing at Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Ball State.

Goff’s hot streak big help to Waubonsee women’s basketball By JAMES NOKES Lauren Goff has been on a hot streak. Which has coincided with the Waubonsee women’s basketball team’s fivegame winning streak, the latest a 6257 win against Morton on Thursday. Goff scored a season- and game-high 26 points and shot 9 of 18 from the field and 5 of 10 from 3-point range. The freshman forward from Sycamore has scored at least 20 points in four straight games. She’s 22nd in scoring in NJCAA Region IV and has averaged 13.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists a game for the Chiefs. Indian Creek grad Jaclyn Bouma, a defensive stopper in high school, has averaged 2.2 points a game for the Chiefs (15-11, 14-9 Region IV). Alexis VanWhye has averaged 11 points a game for Waubonsee. The


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freshman forward from Indian Creek has started 10 of the Chiefs 25 games and has chipped in 5.5 rebounds a game. • • • Sycamore grad Julia Moll has started the past two games for Beloit. She hasn’t scored in either but has averaged 32 minutes a game. The junior guard has dished out three assists in each game. • • • Luke Davis had 13 points, four re-

bounds and three assists for the Southwestern Illinois men’s basketball team in an 89-82 loss to Wabash on Saturday. The freshman center is a DeKalb alumnus who has averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds a game. • • • 6-foot-3 forward Ty Carlson has averaged 16.2 points a game for Aurora. The sophomore from Kaneland had 20 points in a 75-72 road win against Concordia – Wisconsin on Saturday. The Spartans are 16-7 and 14-4 in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. • • • It’s a five-game winning streak for Rock Valley, and DeKalb grad Jace Kitchen continues to leave his mark. The sophomore from DeKalb scored 14 points as the Golden Eagles (21-7, 14-4 N4C) turned a four-point halftime lead into an 88-60 win Saturday at Milwaukee Technical College. Kitchen has averaged 14.5 points a

game, shot 51 percent from the field and 47 percent from 3-point range for Rock Valley, which enters the final week of the regular season on a roll. • • • While basketball enters its home stretch of conference play, swimming conference championships are already underway. Sycamore grad Austin Bockman was part of the Rose-Hulman 800-freestyle relay team that finished third with a time of 7:04.07 at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin on Thursday. Bockman is a freshman studying mechanical engineering. • • • Daniel Hein started the SEC Championship on Tuesday for Missouri. The freshman from Sycamore has the Tigers’ best time in the 100-meter backstroke, second-best time in the 100-meter butterfly and third-best time in the 200-meter breaststroke.


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI The Associated Press

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Former Western Michigan football coach P.J. Fleck and his team get ready to enter Waldo Stadium before their first home game of the 2014 season. ta. The slogan is featured prominently on the wall of his office, construction workers building the team’s new athletic facility right behind the current football building scrawled it on a steel beam visible outside his office window, and the coach has finished every interview he’s done in the Twin Cities by uttering the phrase. New Broncos coach Tim Lester likely has little desire to copy a message so

uniquely tied to his predecessor, and athletic director Kathy Beauregard said Western Michigan still is trying to determine how to both recognize the accomplishments of the team in four years under Fleck and move forward with new leadership. “This agreement today allows us to celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes over the past four years,” Beauregard said.


Sluggish start costs ’Cats; Trimble scores career-high 32 By JAY COHEN

The Associated Press EVANSTON – Melo Trimble scored a career-high 32 points on 12-for-17 shooting, and No. 23 Maryland strengthened its position in the Big Ten with a 74-64 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night. Trimble repeatedly came up with big plays for the Terrapins (22-4, 10-3), driving inside for layups or connecting from long range. The junior guard made four of Maryland’s eight 3-pointers and also contributed four rebounds. Anthony Cowan added 13 points and Damonte Dodd had 12 as Maryland moved into a tie with Purdue for second in the conference, only a half-game behind Wisconsin. The Terrapins visit the Badgers on Sunday. Northwestern (19-7, 8-5) was coming

off a big 66-59 win at Wisconsin on Sunday, boosting its chances for the first NCAA tournament appearance in the history of the program. But it got off to a slow start offensively and never recovered against Trimble and the poised Terrapins. The Wildcats whittled a 20-point deficit to nine on Sanjay Lumpkin’s layup with 3:16 left. But Dodd responded with a rebound basket, and the Terrapins closed it out at the free-throw line. Freshman Isiah Brown led Northwestern with a career-high 19 points. Vic Law had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Dererk Pardon finished with 11 points. The Wildcats played without Scottie Lindsey, who was sidelined by mononucleosis for the fourth straight game. The 6-foot-5 junior, who leads the Wildcats with 15.4 points a game, is day-to-day.

With Lindsey out and Bryant McIntosh battling foul trouble, Northwestern struggled to score against Maryland’s suffocating defense. The Wildcats heated up a bit in the second half but shot 39 percent (23 for 59) for the game.


Maryland: Trimble and the Terrapins appear to be back on track after consecutive losses to Purdue and Penn State at the beginning of February. Maryland stopped the slide with an 86-77 victory over Ohio State on Saturday, and then stepped up with a composed effort against a Northwestern team looking for another signature win for its résumé. AP photo Northwestern: The Wildcats miss Lindsey, but they also hurt themselves Maryland guard Melo Trimble shoots against the Terrapins. They went 13 for against Northwestern guard Isiah Brown on Wednesday in the first half. 23 at the free-throw line.

• Thursday, February 16, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Kaneland graduate and former NIU football standout P.J. Fleck has made the slogan “Row the Boat” a way of life for him and the football programs he leads, a way of honoring his infant son Colt, who died from a heart condition in 2011. It’s not something that he ever could put a price tag on, but Western Michigan did: $50,000. The Minnesota football coach and his former employer reached an agreement Wednesday that will give Fleck legal intellectual property of the catchphrase he made famous in four seasons with the Broncos. As part of the deal announced by Western Michigan, Fleck will make a yearly gift of $10,000 to the school to support a football scholarship. The Fleck Family Football Scholarship will begin this fall. “Row The Boat is extremely personal for me. It’s a way of life that centers around a never-give-up mentality,” Fleck said in a statement issued by Minnesota. “It helped change a culture at Western Michigan and enabled the entire community of Kalamazoo to rally around something bigger than football. I am confident that it will do the same here at the University of Minnesota, in the Twin Cities and the entire state.” Western Michigan said that as part

of the agreement, the Broncos will be able to continue to use “Row the Boat” in materials “recognizing and celebrating Fleck’s tenure at WMU and the teams he coached.” Fleck led the Broncos to a 13-0 regular season and a Cotton Bowl appearance against Wisconsin last season before leaving in January to become head coach at Minnesota. Fleck and the Broncos became a national story for their uncommon success, and the “Row the Boat” backstory resonated. Fleck used the saying as a way to promote teamwork and sacrifice among everyone connected to the program and the community, saying that rowing a boat allows symbolizes remaining in the present while looking to the past and learning from it. Fleck said he hoped the money he gave to Western Michigan, which came out of his pocket and not from Minnesota, will be used “to help a walk-on player accomplish his dreams.” “Kalamazoo is a special place for me and my family and always will be,” Fleck said. “I was honored to coach Western Michigan for four historic seasons and was privileged to lead a group of young men to many accomplishments.” Even though Western Michigan held the rights to “Row the Boat,” there was little doubt that something eventually would be worked out to allow Fleck to bring it with him to Minneso-

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Soccer 9:50 a.m.: UEFA Europa League, FC Krasnodar vs. Fenerbahce SK, FS2 Noon: UEFA Europa League, KAA Gent vs. Tottenham, FS1 Noon: UEFA Europa League, Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Fiorentina, FS2 2 p.m.: UEFA Europa League, Manchester United vs. Saint-Etienne, FS1 2 p.m.: UEFA Europa League, Villarreal vs. AS Roma, FS2 Golf 1 p.m.: PGA Tour, Genesis Open, first round, TGC 10 p.m.: LPGA Tour, ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, second round, TGC Figure skating 11 a.m.: ISU Four Continents Championships, Short Dance (same-day tape), NBCSN 1 p.m.: ISU Four Continents Championships, Pairs Short Program (same-day tape), NBCSN 3 p.m.: ISU Four Continents Championship, Ladies Short Program (same-day tape), NBCSN Skiing 5:30 a.m.: FIS Alpine World Championships, Women’s Giant Slalom, NBCSN

SPORTS BRIEFS Lehman’s big night keeps Huskies in tie for first place

minutes, including a 3-pointer by Lauren Dickerson to put them ahead, 59-58, with 1:40 left in the game. However, Smith Earlier in the week, Northern Illinois answered with a putback layup to push senior Ally Lehman made school history. On Wednesday, she kept the Huskies in a the Huskies ahead. When Dickerson answered with a layup tie for first place. Lehman was an offensive force, and the to put the RedHawks ahead, 61-60, with Huskies held on for a thrilling 63-61 win at exactly a minute remaining, Lehman made a pair of free throws – and added anothMiami (Ohio) on Wednesday. er point from the foul line – to give the The senior guard was named the Mid-American Conference West Player of Huskies the lead for good. Miami’s Kendall McCoy missed a 3-pointthe Week for the fourth time this season er with two seconds remaining to allow earlier in the week, becoming the first the Huskies to hold on for the win. player in school history to achieve that NIU has won all six road games in conferfeat. Against the RedHawks on Wednesday, she finished with 33 points and eight ence play. rebounds for the Huskies, who improved to 18-6 overall and 11-2 in the MAC West. DeKalb to host speaker It tied the most conference wins in a sea- on recruiting realities Jack Renkens – with over 30 years of son for the Huskies in their MAC tenure. experience and recognized as the nation’s Central Michigan also won on Wednesday to improve to 11-2 in conference play. top recruiting keynote speaker according to his website – will speak at 7 p.m. TuesLehman was the only player to score in day at DeKalb High School. double figures for the Huskies, although Kelly Smith (eight points, 12 rebounds) and The event is free, will be in the auditorium and is open to the general public, not Cassidy Glenn (nine points, 10 rebounds) both flirted with double-doubles on the just District 428 parents and their families. night. It was the first time this season that Renkens founded Recruiting Realities, the Huskies only had one player score 10 according to its website, to debunk the or more points. myths and present the realities of athletic The RedHawks (9-17 overall, 3-10 in MAC recruiting to students and their families. – Staff reports East) took the lead twice in the final two






THURSDAY Girls basketball: Class 3A Sterling Regional championship game: Genoa-Kingston vs. Rock Falls, 7 p.m. Prep wrestling: IHSA State Tournament, State Farm Center, Champaign FRIDAY Prep gymnastics: DeKalb-Sycmaore at IHSA State Championship, 2 p.m. Palatine Prep wrestling: IHSA State Tournament, 1:30 p.m., State Farm Center, Champaign Girls bowling: IHSA State Tournament, The Cherry Bowl, Rockford Girls basketball: Class 3A Wheaton Academy Regional championship game: Sycamore vs. St. Francis, 7 p.m.; Class 3A Illinois Math and Science Academy championship game: Kaneland vs. Rosary, 7 p.m. Boys basketball: Kaneland at DeKalb, 7 p.m.; Genoa-Kingston at North Boone, 7 p.m.; Indian Creek at Hiawatha, 6:45 p.m. College baseball: NIU vs. South Dakota State, 10 a.m., vs. Chicago State, 2 p.m., Camelback Ranch, Phoenix College softball: NIU vs. Rutgers, 11 a.m., Washington, 4 p.m., San Diego College gymnastics: Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois, 6 p.m. SATURDAY Prep gymnastics: DeKalb-Sycamore at IHSA State Championship, Palatine, 2 p.m. Prep wrestling: IHSA State Tournament, State Farm Center, Champaign, 9 a.m. Girls bowling: IHSA State Tournament, The Cherry Bowl, Rockford Boys swimming: DeKalb at St. Charles East Sectional Boys basketball: Ottawa at Sycamore, 6 p.m. Men’s basketball: Toledo at Northern Illinois, 3:30 p.m. Women’s basketball: Ball State at Northern Illinois, 1 p.m. College baseball: Northern Illinois vs. South Dakota State, 2 p.m., Camelback Ranch, Phoenix College softball: NIU vs. Rutgers, 4 p.m., vs. Ohio, 9 p.m., San Diego Men’s tennis: Wright State, South Dakota State at NIU, 1 p.m., Rockford Women’s tennis: Northern Illinois at SIU-Edwardsville, 4:30 p.m. Women’s track and field: Northern Illinois at Alex Wilson Invitational, South Bend, Indiana; at Orange and Blue Open, Champaign

Central Division GP W L OT Pts Minnesota 56 37 13 6 80 Blackhawks 57 35 17 5 75 St. Louis 57 30 22 5 65 Nashville 56 27 21 8 62 Winnipeg 59 26 29 4 56 Dallas 58 22 26 10 54 Colorado 54 15 37 2 32 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 57 34 18 5 73 Anaheim 58 30 18 10 70 Edmonton 57 30 19 8 68 Calgary 58 29 26 3 61 Los Angeles 55 28 23 4 60 Vancouver 57 25 26 6 56 Arizona 55 19 29 7 45

GF 187 166 163 158 171 160 109

GA 130 147 165 151 187 187 184

GF 156 152 162 152 138 135 131

GA 135 147 148 165 136 164 174


Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 56 39 11 6 84 192 121 Pittsburgh 55 35 13 7 77 197 155 Columbus 56 36 15 5 77 182 138 N.Y. Rangers 56 37 18 1 75 192 147 Philadelphia 57 27 23 7 61 148 171 N.Y. Islanders 55 25 20 10 60 162 165 New Jersey 56 24 22 10 58 131 159 Carolina 53 24 22 7 55 140 156 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 56 39 11 6 84 192 121 Pittsburgh 55 35 13 7 77 197 155 Columbus 55 35 15 5 75 177 136 N.Y. Rangers 56 37 18 1 75 192 147 Philadelphia 56 27 22 7 61 147 168 N.Y. Islanders 55 25 20 10 60 162 165 New Jersey 56 24 22 10 58 131 159 Carolina 53 24 22 7 55 140 156 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Results Columbus 5, Toronto 2 St. Louis 2, Detroit 0 Calgary 3, Philadelphia 1 Florida at San Jose (n) Thursday’s Games Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Ottawa at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Colorado at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Vancouver at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Arizona at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. Colorado at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 39 16 .709 Indiana 29 27 .518 Bulls 27 29 .482 Detroit 27 30 .474 Milwaukee 25 30 .455 Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 37 19 .661 Toronto 33 24 .579 New York 23 34 .404 Philadelphia 21 35 .375 Brooklyn 9 47 .161 Southeast Division W L Pct Washington 33 21 .611 Atlanta 32 23 .582 Miami 25 32 .439 Charlotte 24 32 .429 Orlando 21 37 .362

GB — 10½ 12½ 13 14 GB — 4½ 14½ 16 28 GB — 1½ 9½ 10 14


Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 43 13 .768 Houston 40 18 .690 Memphis 34 24 .586 New Orleans 23 34 .404 Dallas 22 34 .393 Northwest Division W L Pct Utah 35 22 .614 Oklahoma City 32 25 .561 Denver 25 31 .446 Portland 23 33 .411 Minnesota 22 35 .386 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 46 9 .836 L.A. Clippers 34 21 .618 Sacramento 24 32 .429 L.A. Lakers 19 39 .328 Phoenix 18 39 .316

GB — 4 10 20½ 21 GB — 3 9½ 11½ 13 GB — 12 22½ 28½ 29

Wednesday’s Results Cleveland 113, Indiana 104 San Antonio 107, Orlando 79 Boston 116, Philadelphia 108 Detroit 98, Dallas 91 Milwaukee 129, Brooklyn 125 Toronto 90, Charlotte 85 Miami 117, Houston 109 New Orleans 95, Memphis 91 Minnesota 112, Denver 99 Phoenix 137, L.A. Lakers 101 Utah 111, Portland 88 Oklahoma City 116, New York 105 Atlanta at L.A. Clippers (n) Sacramento at Golden State (n) Thursday’s Games Boston at Bulls, 7 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Game Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.


Conference W L PCT Akron 12 1 .923 Ohio 8 5 .615 Buffalo 8 5 .615 Ball St. 7 6 .538 C. Michigan 6 7 .462 N. Illinois 6 7 .462 Kent St. 6 7 .462 Toledo 6 7 .462 W. Michigan 6 7 .462 E. Michigan 5 8 .385 Bowling Green 5 8 .385 Miami (Ohio) 3 10 .231

Overall W L PCT 22 4 .846 16 8 .667 14 12 .538 16 10 .615 16 10 .615 14 12 .538 14 12 .538 13 13 .500 10 15 .400 13 13 .500 11 15 .423 10 16 .385

Friday’s Game Kent St. at Akron, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Toledo at N. Illinois, 2:30 p.m. Bowling Green at Ohio, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 2:30 p.m. E. Michigan at W. Michigan, 3 p.m. Ball St. at C. Michigan, 3:30 p.m.


Conference W L PCT Wisconsin 10 2 .833 Maryland 10 3 .769 Purdue 10 3 .769 Northwestern 8 5 .615 Michigan St. 8 5 .615 Minnesota 7 6 .538 Michigan 6 6 .500 Iowa 6 7 .462 Penn St. 6 8 .429 Nebraska 5 8 .385 Indiana 5 9 .357 Ohio St. 5 9 .357 Illinois 4 9 .308 Rutgers 2 12 .143

Overall W L PCT 21 4 .840 22 4 .846 21 5 .808 19 7 .731 16 10 .615 19 7 .731 16 9 .640 14 12 .538 14 13 .519 11 14 .440 15 12 .556 15 12 .556 14 12 .538 13 14 .481

Wednesday’s Results Maryland 74, Northwestern 64 Minnesota 75, Indiana 74 Thursday’s Game Wisconsin at Michigan, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Illinois at Iowa, 1 p.m.

Michigan St. at Purdue, 3 p.m. Rutgers at Northwestern, 5 p.m. Nebraska at Ohio St., 5 p.m.


Wednesday’s Results No. 10 North Carolina 97, N.C. State 73 No. 12 Duke 65, No. 14 Virginia 55 No. 18 Cincinnati 68, South Florida 54 No. 19 SMU 80, Tulane 75 Seton Hall 87, No. 20 Creighton 81 Arkansas 83, No. 21 South Carolina 76 No. 23 Maryland 74, Northwestern 64 No. 24 Butler 110, St. John’s 86 Thursday’s Games No. 1 Gonzaga vs. San Francisco, 8 p.m. No. 5 Arizona at Washington St., 8 p.m. No. 7 Oregon vs. Utah, 8 p.m. No. 11 Wisconsin at Michigan, 6 p.m. No. 22 Saint Mary’s vs. Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m. Friday’s Schedule No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 1 Gonzaga vs. Pacific, 3 p.m. No. 2 Villanova at Seton Hall, 11:30 a.m. No. 3 Kansas at No. 4 Baylor, noon No. 5 Arizona at Washington, 7 p.m. No. 6 UCLA vs. USC, 9 p.m. No. 7 Oregon vs. Colorado, 2 p.m. No. 8 Louisville vs. Virginia Tech, noon No. 9 West Virginia vs. Texas Tech, 1 p.m. No. 10 North Carolina vs. No. 14 Virginia, 7:15 p.m. No. 12 Duke vs. Wake Forest, noon No. 13 Kentucky at Georgia, 5 p.m. No. 15 Florida at Mississippi St., 1 p.m. No. 16 Purdue vs. Michigan St., 3 p.m. No. 17 Florida St. at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. No. 18 Cincinnati vs. Tulsa, 11 a.m. No. 19 SMU at Houston, 5 p.m. No. 21 South Carolina at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. No. 22 Saint Mary’s at BYU, 9 p.m. No. 25 Notre Dame at N.C. State, 11 a.m.


Now-Friday: Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. Friday: Voluntary reporting date for other players preparing for the World Baseball Classic and for non-WBC pitchers, catchers and injured players Feb. 22: Voluntary reporting date for non-WBC other players


GENESIS OPEN Site: Los Angeles. Course: Riviera Country Club. Yardage: 7,322. Par: 71. Purse: $7 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, noon-1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-5 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-5:30 p.m. (CBS). Defending champion: Bubba Watson. Last week: Jordan Spieth won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Notes: The field is the strongest of the year, with eight of the top 10 players in the world. Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson are not playing. ... Tiger Woods pulled out of the tournament with ongoing problems with his back. He has not played Riviera since 2006. His foundation now runs the tournament. ... Bubba Watson has not won since Riviera last year. ... A testament to Riviera is that the 72-hole scoring record was set by Lanny Wadkins (264) in 1985. ... Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama each have a mathematical chance to replace Jason Day by winning, depending on how Day plays. Jordan Spieth can only move to No. 2. ... Thomas Pieters is playing on a sponsor’s exemption. He won the NCAA individual title at Riviera when he played for Illinois... The Charlie Sifford Memorial exemption was awarded to Kevin Hall, the deaf golfer who played at Ohio State. ... Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia are playing in America for the first time this year. Garcia is coming off a victory in Dubai. Next week: Honda Classic.

BEARS Jay Cutler is helped up by Eric Kush after he was sacked by the New York Giants on Nov. 20 during the fourth quarter.

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Kush back on 2-year deal The Bears added depth to their offensive line Wednesday by re-signing Eric Kush to a two-year contract. The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Rams last September and played in eight games with the Bears with four starts. Two of those starts were Bears victories – over the Vikings and 49ers – when Kush helped the O-line pave the way for big games from running back Jor-

dan Howard. Kush came to Chicago as a center but showed his versatility by starting at guard. He had only one penalty last season. With Kyle Long, Josh Sitton and Cody Whitehair set as the Bears’ starting trio on the interior, Kush provides the O-line valuable depth and the ability to play multiple positions. Add in Hroniss Grasu, and the center/guard positions are well stocked for the Bears, allowing them to focus elsewhere this offseason.

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An Afternoon of Broadway Music to benefit the Dekalb County Community Gardens and Walnut Grove Farm

Sunday, February 19, 2017

3 p.m. Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

Performing Ensembles NIU Chamber Choir NIU Concert Choir NIU University Chorus DeKalb Festival Chorus Stagecoach Players DeKalb High School


• Thursday, February 16, 2017


Visit or call 815-753-PACK for tickets to Huskie Baskteball*


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Casting Oscar Foundry creates each statuette as work of art By MICHAEL HILL


The Associated Press

very Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood. Workers at the Polich Tallix fine art foundry, about 50 miles north of New York City, began work in late September on the awards to be handed out Feb. 26. Each of the 60 Oscars shipped from the hangar-like production floor is 13½ inches tall with the same distinctive Art Deco features polished to a mirror finish. Each glossy black base lacks only a winner’s nameplate, which is added after the ceremony. Polich Tallix, which began making the awards last year, tweaked the look of the stylized knight with an eye toward the original statuettes handed out in 1929. The path of these new statues from a small town in upstate New York to center stage in Hollywood might not be the stuff of movies. But it’s worth a close-up.


Every Oscar starts with a version made of wax, which is repeatedly dipped into a cream-colored ceramic slurry. The ceramic hardens and the wax is melted out to make way for molten bronze. What’s left once the ceramic mold is chipped away is a sort of rough-hewn version of the elegant icon. John Menzie and other workers make sure every surface detail – from Oscar’s hairline to the film reel it stands on – is hand-sanded and polished to a fine finish. Menzie said it’s a kick to see the pieces you worked on for hours handed out on TV, like he did last year while watching the Academy Awards. “When Leonardo DiCaprio gave his speech and he was holding his Oscar I was just thinking ... I might have worked on that one,” Menzie said. “I wish in his acceptance speech, he would have said the serial number that was on the back, you know? So I could say, ‘That’s the one I worked on!’”

statue truer to the original. Foundry artist Daniel Plonski made 3-D scans of an early statue and a recent statue, and took desired qualities from each for the newest iteration. Oscar’s restoration was subtle; his stylized facial features are more defined, there’s a greater hint of his ears and a hair part, and his sword rests in sharper relief between his legs. “The trick was not to make it too shockingly different,” Plonski said. The most substantial difference is one people don’t see. The statue is once again cast in bronze, instead of a pewter-like alloy.



When Polich Tallix took over production from a Chicago company, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences asked the foundry to create a

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ABOVE: Cecil Bowen works on Oscar statuettes Jan. 17 at Epner Technology in Brooklyn. Each statuette is coated in three layers – the final one the iconic gold. TOP: Oscar statuettes, some wrapped in cloth, wait to be inspected before being finished Jan. 12 at the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in Rock Tavern, N.Y.

The statues are shipped to Brooklyn for 24-karat-gold electroplating at Epner Technology, which also is in its second year of Oscar making.

President David Epner said that before his company became involved in Oscar production, actor F. Murray Abraham and a couple of other award winners had asked him to plate gold finishes that were wearing off. He vows that won’t happen under his process, which includes copper plating and nickel plating each statue before gold plating. “The gold is guaranteed – not for the life of the recipient, but for the life of the statue,” Epner said. Polich Tallix has one more task after the nominees are announced: making a nameplate for each potential winner. The award winners are handed an Oscar on stage with no nameplate on it. Winners can later take their statue to a table backstage to get their nameplate affixed. The unused plates are destroyed.

Start your engines

NASCAR returns to action this weekend with the Advance Auto Parts Clash taking place Saturday at Daytona. The race is at 7 p.m. and can be viewed on FOX Sports 1.

At the movies


Birds of a feather

The annual Great Backyard Bird Count runs from Friday through Monday. People are encouraged to spend 15 minutes watching birds and then report the types and numbers online at This is a good

• Feb. 21 – “History of the World: Part I” • Feb. 28 – “Spaceballs” • March 7 – “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” Kishwaukee Valley Art League meeting: 7 p.m. March 2, Hy-Vee Club Room, 2700 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. Genoa artist Susan Cudden will demonstrate her coiled pine needle baskets.

This is also NBA All-Star weekend with three days of events planned, including the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, the slam-dunk contest and rookie game on Saturday and the main event on Sunday. Head to a local sports bar or host a party to celebrate. The All-Star Game is at 7 p.m. on TNT.

Happy tails

Monday, Feb. 20, is Love Your Pet Day, a day when pet owners are encouraged to pamper their pets and show them how much they love them. You can start early this weekend and take your dog for a walk in the park, go to a pet store, and buy some treats or just spend more time than usual with your family friend. Check your local pet stores and animal shelters to see if any events are planned.

2-4, 2 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 5, Huntley Middle School Auditorium, 1515 S. First St., “(Re)Presenting Guatemala”: Through DeKalb. Tickets: $17 adults, $15 seniors, $9 Feb. 24, NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, NIU, students with an ID, at 815-753-1600 or DeKalb. Featuring the displays “Visiones E Historias: Maya Paintings from Guatemala,” “Don’t Hug Me”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-25, 2 “Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness” and p.m. Feb. 26, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. “Huipiles: Maya Identity and Identifier.” GalRailroad St., Sandwich. Production of Indian lery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Valley Theatre. Tickets: $15 at www.indianFriday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: MUSIC or at the door. or 815-753-1936. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Arthur Midwest Paint Group’s “A Winters Work”: Varsity Vocals ICHSA Midwest QuarterfiD. Montzka Memorial Concert: 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 24, Kishwaukee College Art nal: 7 p.m. Saturday, DeKalb High School Feb. 25, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Gallery, Door 58, 21193 Malta Road, Malta. Auditorium, 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb. Music Building, NIU, DeKalb. Free pre-conGallery hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday A cappella competition features DeKalb’s cert lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. through Thursday. Free; open to the public. Enharmonic Fusion and eight other schools. Tickets: $16 adults; $11 seniors 62 and older; Information: 815-825-9532 or jaime.long@ The top two finishing groups advance to the $6 students; $6 children younger than 12. ICHSA Midwest Semifinal in Chicago. Tickets: Season tickets available. Information: 815“Push Factors: Perspectives on Guatemalan $20, adults; $15, students with ID. Informa756-3728 or Migration”: Through May 12, Pick Museum tion and tickets: “A Raisin in the Sun”: 7 p.m. Feb. 28, of Anthropology, Cole Hall, NIU, DeKalb. Gal- Jazz at the Egyptian: 2 p.m. Feb. 26, Egyptian Kishwaukee College Theatre (B1205), 21193 lery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. PerMalta Road, Malta. Reading of the classic Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturformances by DeKalb and Sycamore high play featuring New Hope Missionary Baptist day. Information: or school jazz ensembles and the Northern Church members. Suggested donation of $10 815-753-0230. Illinois University Jazz Orchestra. Tickets: $12 for adults and $5 for students. All proceeds adults; $10 students and seniors; $5 children benefit the building fund of New Hope’s EVENTS age 12 and younger. www.egyptiantheatre. Family Life Center in DeKalb. Information: org or 815-758-1225. 815-825-9374 DAWC annual meeting and fine book sale: Thomas Rhett, with special guests Kelsea 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, 1021 State St., DeKalb. STAGE Ballerini, Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hardcovers, coffee-table books and quality Hurd: 7 p.m. March 3, NIU Convocation paperbacks available. The book sale continNIU School of Theatre and Dance’s “A Center, 1525 Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. ues on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or as Song for Coretta”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Ticket prices range from $25 to $54.75. VIP long as books remain. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Diversions Lounge, packages also are available. Tickets on sale Mel Brooks Film Series: 7 p.m. Tuesdays Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Ave., at the NIU box office, and all through March 7, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. DeKalb. Tickets: $7 at 815-753-1600 or www. Ticketmaster outlets. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $6-$8. www. Bob and the Beachcombers: 7 p.m. March 18, or 815-758-1215. NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s “Romeo Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Schedule: and Juliet”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-25 and March Tickets: $20-$30. Visit www.sandwichoper-




– More Content Now or call 815-786-2555. Beth Fowler Dance Company’s “Sleeping Beauty”: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. March 18 and 19, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Early bird discounts available until March 1. Each child ticket includes a backstage pass for a meet-and-greet with Princess Aurora. Tickets: or 815758-1885. Gaelic Storm: 7:30 p.m. March 24, Egyptian Theatre, 35 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $30 to $65. or 815-758-1215. NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s “Eurydice”: 7:30 p.m. March 30-April 1 and April 6-8, 2 p.m. April 2 and 8, Huntley Middle School Auditorium, 1515 S. First St., DeKalb. Tickets: $17 adults, $15 seniors, $9 students with an ID, at 815-753-1600 or theatre. ONGOING ONGOING Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. Visit or call 815-753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays during the school year, NIU Music Building, Lucinda Avenue, DeKalb. Email Connie McCleary at cmccleary12@

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In theaters this weekend is the “The Great Wall,” starring Matt Damon as a European mercenary who becomes embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures; “Fist Fight,” rated R and starring Charlie Day and Ice Cube as teachers who plan to fight after one is responsible for the other’s firing; and the eerie “A Cure for Wellness,” rated R, where a young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious “wellness center” in the Swiss Alps and the treatments are not what they seem.

Time to shine


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NIU professor and alum earn Grammy honors DAILY CHRONICLE While the main focus was on Chicago’s homegrown talent Chance the Rapper winning big, two additional Illinoisans were winners at the Grammys on Sunday. Dan Nichols, head of recording services in the Northern Illinois University School of Music, and Matt Ponio, both won a Grammy Award Sunday night for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for engineering Third Coast Percussion’s album, “Third Coast Percussion | Steve Reich.” Ponio graduated from NIU in December 2016 with a master’s degree

in recording arts. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from NIU. Nichols is the founder and CEO of Aphorism Studios Inc., a multimedia production company geared toward hi-fidelity, unified audio and video multimedia documentarian services that handled the “Steve Reich” recordings. “Third Coast Percussion – Steve Reich’ represents the apex of a series of collaborations going back nearly a decade with Third Coast Percussion and myself,” Nichols said in a news release. “Being involved with Third Coast, Cedille Records and producer Jessie

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Third Coast Percussion’s latest album won a Grammy Award on Sunday. Two Northern Illinois University alumni were engineers on the album. Lewis in celebration of American composer Steve Reich’s music during

his 80th year is an exceptional experience.”

Kishwaukee College stages reading of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ DAILY CHRONICLE Kishwaukee College Theatre will hold a one-night reading of Lorraine Hansberry’s critically acclaimed play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Kishwaukee College Theatre (B1205). Admission is by donation with a suggested donation of $10 for the general public and $5 for students. All proceeds are to benefit the building fund of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church’s Family Life Center in DeKalb. The reading is directed by Nadine

Franklin, Kishwaukee College Theatre faculty and resident director. The cast includes Joseph Mitchell, Treveda Redmond, Regina Curry, Alicia Hinton, Raynard Johnson, Vincent Giles, Markese Dillon, David Seymour and Stanton Davis. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in July and is planning the construction of the Derrick Smith Family Life Center for additional classroom space and a gym in the near future. Franklin is assisting the church’s fundraising efforts by staging

‘A Song for Coretta’ production set DAILY CHRONICLE Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming production of “A Song for Coretta,” written by Pearl Cleage, is a timeless piece that brings women from different walks of life together to honor Coretta Scott King, a woman who impacted all of their lives. This relatable show will open Feb. 16 at the Holmes Student Center in the Diversions Lounge, 340 Carroll Ave. in DeKalb. First written and performed in 2008, Cleage’s story tells of five women, all different ages, waiting outside of the legendary Coretta Scott King’s wake to pay their respects. The story starts with college student and aspiring reporter, Zora Evans, interviewing people about the reasons that they are at King’s

wake. During the interviews, you get the story of five women who all have their own unique story to tell, whether they knew Mrs. Scott King or not. Through these women, “A Song for Coretta” addresses many issues that are at the forefront of our minds today. “Being so close to our current political status as a country, especially with women, this play encompasses the struggle that women have always fought and still fight, but we have chosen to fight it in a positive way,” director Bethany Mangum said in the release. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $7. Ticket reservations or additional information are available by calling the box office at 815-753-1600 or visiting theatre.

a reading of the classic play featuring New Hope congregation members. Franklin noted that the material is suitable for children; however, because it is a reading and not full production, the performance may be more suitable for middle-school age and older. “A Raisin in the Sun,” by Lorraine Hansberry, debuted on Broadway in 1959. It was named Best Play of 1959 by the New York Drama Critics Circle. It is the first play written by an African-American female playwright to ever be produced on Broadway.

The play follows the Younger family on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. After the death of her husband, Mama and her adult children have various dreams and plans for the $10,000 insurance pay-out, bringing to light the broad spectrum of African heritage and American middle-class aspirations. For information on “A Raisin in the Sun,” contact Nadine Franklin at 815-825-9374 or at Nadine.franklin@ For information on New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, visit www.

KVAL to host local artist March 2 DAILY CHRONICLE The Kishwaukee Valley Art League will host Genoa artist Susan Cudden at its meeting on March 2. Cudden will demonstrate how her coiled pine needle baskets are made. She uses long pine needles that are readily available in the south. She chooses a centerpiece to begin the coil and adds her own artistic expression of feathers, beads or antlers as she progresses. Cudden teaches classes and exhibits at local art fairs. KVAL meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in the Club Room at Hy-Vee, 2700 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. Meetings are open to the public. On May 4, KVAL will participate in Give DeKalb County, a 24-hour fundraising event. KVAL is committed to promoting

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Indian Valley Theatre opens ‘Don’t Hug Me’ next weekend

Beth Fowler Dance Company to present ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Beth Fowler Dance Company will present its spring ballet, “Sleeping Beauty,” at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb. Each child ticket includes a backstage pass for a meet-and-greet with Princess Aurora. Ticket purchased before March 1 cost $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 12 and younger. Tickets purchased on and after March 1 are $22.00 for adults and $17.00 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at, by calling 815-758-1885 or at the box office one hour before each show.

St. Thomas More in Champaign, Vocal Point from Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School in Galesville, Wisconsin, and Touch of Class from Port Clinton High School in Ohio. The top two finishing groups at this event will advance to the ICHSA Midwest Semifinal in Chicago. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students with ID. DeKalb High School is located at 501 W. Dresser Road. For information and tickets, visit www.

DeKalb Area Women’s Center to host annual meeting, book sale

The annual meeting of the DeKalb Area Women’s Center will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and will include a sale of fine books including art, psychology and other DeKalb High School to host genres. a cappella competition DeKalb High School will host the Varsity There will be hardcovers, coffee-table books and quality paperbacks. Book Vocals ICHSA Midwest Quarterfinal a cappella competition at 7 p.m. Saturday. donations are being accepted. Call 815-758-1351 or 815-758-4827 to make The competition will feature Enhararrangements. monic Fusion from DeKalb High School, Cookies, tea and cocoa will be served. Hawkappella from Bartlett High School, The book sale will continue from 11 a.m. Nothin’ But Treble from Loyola Acadeto 2 p.m. Saturday or as long as books my in Wilmette, Maximum Forte from remain. Charleston High School, #harmonics from Guilford High School in Rockford, The center is at 1021 State St. in DeKalb. – Daily Chronicle Note Nerdy from The High School of

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Thursday, February 23rd • 6:30 pm 355 N. Cross St. Sycamore, IL You are invited to learn more about the many advantages of our full and half day Kindergarten program with Mrs. Bartels, our wonderful teacher, and parents whose children have gone through the class.

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Indian Valley Theatre will present the musical comedy “Don’t Hug Me” on Feb. 24 through 26 at the Sandwich Opera House. The show is directed by Sharon Pagoria and Matthew Johnson and written by Phil and Paul Olson. “Don’t Hug Me” takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson wants to sell the business and move to Florida. Clara, his wife and a former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, wants to stay. Bernice Lundstrom, the pretty waitress, wants to pursue a singing career. Her fiancé, Kanute Gunderson, wants her to stay home. It’s a battle of wills, and when a fasttalking salesman, Aarvid Gisselsen, promises to bring romance into their lives through the “magic” of karaoke,

all heck breaks loose. The musical comedy features the songs, “I’m a Walleye Woman in a Crappie Town,” “My Smorgasbord of Love,” “Upside Down in My Pickup Truck,” and “I Wanna Go to the Mall of America.” Performances of “Don’t Hug Me” will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25 and 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the historic Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich. Tickets cost $15 each and can be purchased online, at the Sandwich Opera House or at the door. For questions or more information, email info@indianvalleytheatre. com or call IVT at 888-365-8889. Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois nonprofit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the Fox Valley area. Visit IVT’s website,, to learn more.

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Exercises key to preventing falls Dear Doctor: I’m just about to turn 60, which – from what I’ve read – is when balance begins to become an issue. What can I do to stay steady on my feet? Dear Reader: Although good balance is important to all of us who face the world on two legs, it’s particularly vital to our well-being as we age. Unlike a child, who’s likely to bounce right back up and laugh, or an adult, who comes away with a bump or a bruise, a fall for a senior citizen is a serious health risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of people over 65 have a fall each year. In 20 percent of those falls, the outcome is a serious injury, including head trauma. At least 2 million elderly people per year visit the emergency room due to injuries from a fall. Close to 300,000 of them wind up in the hospital with a hip fracture. At its most basic, balance is the ability to evenly distribute your weight and remain in control. We use our ability to balance when we stand, sit, walk, run and perform an infinite range of physical tasks. To achieve and maintain balance, our bodies use a complex set of systems that include muscle strength, sensory input like sight and touch, and a cluster of mechanisms in the inner ear that help with motion, equilibrium and spatial orientation. To prevent a fall, start by reducing your risk. If you wear glasses, make sure your prescription is up-to-date. If you’re on any medication, talk to your doctor about possible side effects that could affect balance. At home, eliminate tripping hazards like uneven floors, loose rugs, stray power cords and clutter on floors.


ASK THE DOCTORS Elizabeth Ko and Eve Glazier Be sure your home, both inside and out, is well lit. Install grab bars and non-skid mats in the bathroom. Keep a flashlight by your bed for nighttime emergencies. Staying fit and flexible makes a big difference. When you get out of a chair, try rising without using your hands. Practice standing on one foot – balance begets balance. Walking backward, which can be a surprising challenge, can help you become more spatially aware. Yoga and tai chi have both been shown to help with balance. Slow and graceful, these exercises not only help to maintain balance, they can improve it. Weight-bearing exercises to strengthen the arms, back and legs are effective as well. Many community centers offer a wide range of exercise classes specifically tailored to people who are older. It’s a great way to get fit and meet people with whom you can exercise in the future. And in case you have any doubt that now is a great time to start working on balance, an intriguing new study backs you up. When researchers analyzed 775 participants between the ages of 30 and 90 over the course of several years, they discovered that the decline in balance actually begins during your 50s. • Eve Glazier, M.D., MBA, is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Health. Elizabeth Ko, M.D., is an internist and primary care physician at UCLA Health.

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Dear Abby: My DEAR ABBY daughter and son are heroin Jeanne addicts. After livPhillips ing through this hell for 11 years, I have reached my breaking point. My daughter, who just turned 18, is in jail. My heart is broken. Therapists, parent sessions, etc. haven’t helped. I’m 60 years old and should be retiring, but my retirement money was all spent on rehabs, etc. I won’t even go into the many items that were stolen from me. How do I move on? I’m so depressed I can’t get out of bed in the morning, and I cry all day. I don’t want to take meds for depression because drugs have caused all my misery. My marriage is falling apart, too. How do I carry on with this misery? – Miserable in Connecticut Dear Miserable: The way to carry on is to let it go. If you haven’t heard of Nar-Anon, you should check into it. It’s a support group for the family and friends of people who are addicted to narcotics, based on the principals of Al-Anon, which is for the loved ones of alcoholics. Help is as near as your computer. Visit to find a group near you, and you will find that you are not as alone as you feel right now. Dear Abby: Five years ago, I discovered my wife had been cheating on me with an ex-boyfriend for eight years. We have two young children, so we resolved our differences and decided against divorce. Now she says she wants us to have another baby. I feel I cannot handle a pregnancy with her because of her infidelity. As a hands-on father, I would want to be part of the pregnancy and the complications/changes that come with it. How should I handle this and express to her why I cannot (at this point) have another child with her? – Hands-on Dad Dear Dad: Clearly you are not over your wife’s infidelity, and frankly, I can’t blame you. The best way to get the message across to her would be during marriage counseling. Dear Abby: Several years ago I gifted one of my nephews, who was serving in the military at the time, with a .38-caliber revolver that had belonged to my uncle and reportedly had been used during World War I. I also gave his older brother a Colt .45 pistol from World War II. The nephew with the .38 revolver suffered from PTSD and died several years ago. The gun went to his father. My question is, shouldn’t I have been asked if I wanted the revolver returned? I didn’t give it to his father but to him. The father has made no attempt to return it to me. Abby, guns with histories are very personal to owners, and this one was doubly personal and an antique. What should I do? – Empty Holster in Texas Dear Empty Holster: Technically, once a gift is given it becomes the property of the person who receives it. Because your nephew is deceased – and I’m assuming his father is his next of kin – the gun became the father’s property. Since the gun has emotional significance to you because of its history, depending upon your relationship with the father, you can ask him to return it -- or offer to buy it back from him. However, there is no guarantee he will agree to your request.



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CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of THOMAS A. PASHOLK, JR. of Huntley, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on January 18, 2017 to KAREN PASHOLK, whose attorney is Robert C. Becker, Jr., 213 West Main Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135.

Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE Court at The DeKalb County Court TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT House, 133 West State St., DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS Sycamore, Illinois 60178, or with the representative, or both, within 6 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE months from the date of issuance of OF letters and any claim not filed withRICHARD A. HENK, in that period is barred. Copies of a Deceased claim filed with the Clerk must be Case No. 16 p137 mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION days after it has been filed. PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: x Creditors and Claimants Maureen A. Josh (Clerk of the Circuit Court) 1. Notice is given of the death of RICHARD A. HENK, who died on (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 28, 2016 a resident of February 2, 9 & 16, 2017.) DeKalb, Illinois. 1262637 2. The Representative for the estate and his/her address is: PUBLIC NOTICE Judith A Haase 46 North Lincoln The home locates at 2315 Hickory Addison, IL 60101 belonging to Erin Fako will be sold or otherwise disposed of in 30 3. The attorney for the estate days. Home is a 1971 Regent veand his/her address is: hicle ID is 9334 Daniel J. Dowd Dowd, Dowd & Mertes, Ltd. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, 701 Lee St., #790 February 16, 2017.)1266492 Des Plaines, IL 60016 4. Claims against the estate mey be filed on or before July 9, 2017. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

PUBLIC NOTICE The home at 300 S Somonauk #52 belonging to Wendell Clark, will be sold or otherwise disposed of in 30 days. Home is a 1970 Fleetwood vehicle ID is D6612875 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 16, 2017.)1266493

5. On December 28, 2016, an PUBLIC NOTICE Order Admitting the Will to Probate and/or Appointing the RepresentaIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE tive was entered. TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS 6. Within 42 days after the effective

date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony or witness to the Will in open Court, or other evidence, as provided under section 6-21 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 ½, Par. 6-21).

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No. 72 MC 116 7. Within 6 months after the effective date of the original Order Ad- NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF mitting the Will to Probate, you CURRENT FINANCIAL REPORT may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Curprovided under Section 8-1 the rent Financial Report of the ComProbate Act (Ill Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 missioners of the Afton, Milan, DeKalb Drainage District No. 1 for ½, Par. 8-1). the year ending November 30, 8. The estate will be administered 2016, has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of DeKalb County, Illiwihtout Court supervision unless an interested party terminates indepen- nois. dent supervision administration by Objections must be filed with the filing a petition to termiante under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act (Ill. Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeKalb Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 ½, Par. 28-4). County within ten (10) days of the date of publication of this notice. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, Febraury 8, 16 & 23, 2017.) Hearing on the Financial Report is set for March 8, 2017, at 9:00 1264502 a.m. before the presiding Circuit Judge in the DeKalb County Courthouse at Sycamore, Illinois, at PUBLIC NOTICE which time all interested parties may be heard. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DATED: February 14, 2017 DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS Maureen Josh, Clerk of the Circuit IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Court, 23rd Judicial Circuit, DeKalb THOMAS A. PASHOLK, JR. County, Illinois DECEASED. By: /s/ Maureen A. Josh Case No. 2017P4 Clerk of the Courthouse

Prepared by: GARY E. LOTHSON Attorney at Law Atty. Reg. No. 6193083 203 Grove Street DeKalb, IL 60115 (815) 756-1436 (815) 756-4958 (Fax)

Obj Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeKalb County within ten (10) days of the THE VICTOR-CLINTON date of publication of this notice. DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 14 OF VICTOR and CLINTON TOWNHearing on the Financial Report is SHIPS, set for March 8, 2017, at 9:00 DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS a.m. Before the presiding Circuit Judge in the DeKalb County Court- No. 86 MC 1 house at Sycamore, Illinois, at which time all interested parties NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF may be heard. CURRENT FINANCIAL REPORT

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, DATED: February 14, 2017 Febraury 16, 2017.)1265928

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Current Financial Report of the ComMaureen Josh, Clerk of the Circuit missioners of the Victor Clinton Court, 23rd Judicial Circuit, DeKalb Drainage District No. 14 for the PUBLIC NOTICE County, Illinois year ending November 30, 2016, has been filed with the Circuit Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE By: /s/ Maureen A. Josh of DeKalb County, Illinois. TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Clerk of the Court DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS Objections must be filed with the Prepared by: Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeKalb IN THE MATTER OF: GARY E. LOTHSON County within ten (10) days of the Attorney at Law date of publication of this notice. THE AFTON-DEKALB Atty. Reg. No. 6193083 DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 203 Grove Street Hearing on the Financial Report is OF AFTON and DEKALB TOWN- DeKalb, IL 60115 set for March 8, 2017, at 9:00 SHIPS, (815) 756-1436 a.m. Before the presiding Circuit DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS (815) 756-4958 (Fax) Judge in the DeKalb County house at Sycamore, Illinois, at No. 72 MC 120 which time all interested parties (Published in the Daily Chronicle, may be heard. NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF February 16, 2017.)1265919 CURRENT FINANCIAL REPORT DATED: February 14, 2017

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the CurPUBLIC NOTICE rent Financial Report of the Commissioners of the Afton DeKalb Drainage District No. 1 for the year IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE ending November 30, 2016, has TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS been filed with the Circuit Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois. IN THE MATTER OF: Objections must be filed with the MALTA-MILAN-AFTONClerk of the Circuit Court of DeKalb THE County within ten (10) days of the DEKALB DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. date of publication of this notice. 11 OF MALTA, MILAN, AFTON AND DEKALB TOWNSHIPS, Hearing on the Financial Report is DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS set for March 8, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Before the presiding Circuit No. 72 MC 88 Judge in the DeKalb County Courthouse at Sycamore, Illinois, at NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF which time all interested parties CURRENT FINANCIAL REPORT may be heard. PLEASE BE ADVISED that the CurDATED: February 14, 2017 rent Financial Report of the Commissioners of the Malta, Milan, Maureen Josh, Clerk of the Circuit Afton and DeKalb Drainage District Court, 23rd Judicial Circuit, DeKalb No. 11 for the year ending NovemCounty, Illinois ber 30, 2016, has been filed with the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, By: /s/ Maureen A. Josh Illinois. Clerk of the Court Objections must be filed with the Prepared by: Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeKalb GARY E. LOTHSON County within ten (10) days of the Attorney at Law date of publication of this notice. Atty. Reg. No. 6193083 203 Grove Street Hearing on the Financial Report is DeKalb, IL 60115 set for March 8, 2017, at 9:00 (815) 756-1436 a.m. before the presiding Circuit (815) 756-4958 (Fax) Judge in the DeKalb County house at Sycamore, Illinois, at which time all interested parties (Published in the Daily Chronicle, may be heard. February 16, 2017.)1266346 DATED: February 14, 2017

Maureen Josh, Clerk of the Circuit Court, 23rd Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Illinois By: /s/ Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Court Prepared by: GARY E. LOTHSON Attorney at Law Atty. Reg. No. 6193083 203 Grove Street DeKalb, IL 60115 (815) 756-1436 (815) 756-4958 (Fax)

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Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the (Published in the Daily Chronicle, Fair Housing Act which makes it February 16, 2017.)1266341 illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discriminaWhy not have it delivered? tion based on race, color, reliCall 800-589-9363 gion, sex, handicap, familial Daily Chronicle status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation of discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number Daily Chronicle Classified for the hearing impaired is and online at: Maureen Josh, Clerk of the Circuit 1-800-927-9275 PUBLIC NOTICE rd Court, 23 Judicial Circuit, DeKalb IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE County, Illinois TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Place your Classified ad online 24/7 at: By: /s/ Maureen A. Josh DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS Clerk of the Court IN THE MATTER OF: Daily Chronicle Prepared by: Serving DeKalb County since 1879 GARY E. LOTHSON THE CLINTON-SHABBONA Attorney at Law DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 Atty. Reg. No. 6193083 OF CLINTON and SHABBONA 203 Grove Street TOWNSHIPS, All NIU Sports... DeKalb, IL 60115 DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS All The Time (815) 756-1436 (815) 756-4958 (Fax) LOOKING FOR A JOB? No. 72 MC 123 Find the job you want at: NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF (Published in the Daily Chronicle, CURRENT FINANCIAL REPORT Febraury 16, 2017.)1265938 Daily Chronicle PLEASE BE ADVISED that the CurClassified rent Financial Report of the ComIt PUBLIC NOTICE missioners of the Clinton Shabbona works. Drainage District No. 1 for the year ending November 30, 2016, has IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE Find. Buy. Sell. been filed with the Circuit Clerk of TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT All in one place... HERE! DeKalb County, Illinois. DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS Everyday in Daily Chronicle Objections must be filed with the IN THE MATTER OF: Classified


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