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City aims to replace police car fleet By Jim Hagerty ROCKFORD – The City of Rockford’s Finance & Personnel Committee, on Monday, gave the full city council the go-ahead to vote on a leasing plan that would provide the police department with 28 new squad cars this year. If approved, this year’s lease will be for $1.4 million. It is part of a five-year, $6 million vehicle replacement program. The city will spend $211,493 a year to repay the lease beginning in 2019. The city will own the vehicles at the end of the term. “Public safety is on the top of my list of priorities,” Mayor Tom McNamara said. “And I think it’s at the very top for the vast majority of Rockford citizens. Officers are looking forward to new vehicles because the vehicles they’ve been driving have had tremendous wear and tear.” The lease is a string of public-safety investments in McNamara’s first year. Since last May, aldermen have approved a

gunshot detection system, license-place reader, and surveillance cameras for high-traffic intersections. The department has purchased more drones, social-media monitoring software also increased its rank-and-file force to 300 for the first time in a decade. More dash cams are coming to the police department. The city has received a $200,000 grant from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board to purchase cameras for squad cars that are not being replaced under the new lease. The grant is a part of a statewide joint purchasing agreement. The committee agreed Monday to tap Springfield-based CDS Office Technologies to install the cameras, which will cost between $300 and $500 each. Twenty-four squad cars are currently equipped with dash cams. McNamara said despite the city’s budgetary constraints, public-safety investments were vital. And even though

reducing crime can be a slow process, those investments are already paying off. “What we are doing is really working,” the mayor said. “From 2016 to 2017, we reduced violent crime by 8 percent and property crime by 5 percent. And if you look at what we’ve done from January through April 2018 and compare that to January through April 2017, we’ve reduced property crime by 1 percent over that year and violent crime by 22 percent. This technology is allowing our officers the tools and resources they need to get to scenes and soon as possible and hold these (criminals) accountable. If you do crime in Rockford, you will be held accountable. Our No. 1 priority is to make sure we have safe homes, safe streets and ultimately safe neighborhoods and a safe city.” The five-year vehicle replacement program will also include ambulances, fire engines and public works vehicles. R.

Correction: The article ‘City settles lawsuit filed by man injured in police scuffle’ on page 4 of the 5/9/16 edition of

The Rock River Times incorrectly stated that Jonathan Hedges was hired by the Cherry Valley Police Department in 2016.

Jonathan Hedges never worked for the Cherry Valley Police Department, Jason Parada worked for that department briefly.

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Prairie Street Brewing Company launches canned beer for off-site sales By Jim Hagerty Reporter

Area retail outlets will soon feature two locally brewed and packaged beers. Feather Eye Rye is a rye IPA, while Berry River Roll is a fruit-enhanced Kölsch. Both are brewed by Prairie Street Brewing Company and will soon be in regional grocery stores, liquor stores, restaurants and bars. “It’s kind of surreal, really, drinking beer you helped make out of a can,” Reed Sjostrom, co-founder and head of brewery operations, said, “We’re excited about this and we hope it makes a few customers happy along the way, too.” Berry River Roll contains no sweeteners. It’s all-natural, containing only blackberry and blueberry juiced added to the tank. It came out of a desire to make a classic summer beer, one Sjostrom called “refreshing and crushable,” perfect for sitting on a boat, lawn chair, or on the dock while “watching the river roll by.” Feather Eye Rye is a unique twist on a popular style in the challenging modern world of craft brewing. “IPAs are super popular, of course,” he said. “So, we wanted one of our first canned styles to be an IPA. But, we didn’t want to do just any IPA. Feather Eye Rye really showcases the ability of our brewers to make

complex beers. It shines up front with rye spice and a little fruit, then moves on to a velvety medium body in the middle and finishes with citrus, pine, and tropical and herbal notes. Feather Eye Rye is a product of our experimental Pilot Series and we could not be prouder of it.” The IPA won a gold medal in 2018 from tastings.com. The expansion is an outcropping of Prairie Street’s growth over the last seven years. The company sold 1,098 barrels of beer in 2015; 1,160 in 2016 and 1,250 in 2017, marking the first time since 1945 beer was brewed at a 200 Prairie St. “We will add another 400 - 500 barrels in 2018,” Sjostrom said of the company’s growth. “It’s all part of our desire to bring our brews to more people in the region, wherever they are. We want Prairie Street Brewing Company to be known as ‘”Rockford’s hometown beer.’” The historic downtown building was designed by Jonathan Peacock, an English brewer who immigrated to the United States and first brewed beer in Rockford in 1849. Prairie Street Brewing was founded by Dustin Koch, Sjostrom and Chris Manuel in 2013 as Rockford Brewing Company. The company launched in conjunction with a $12 million building renovation. R.

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Illinois governor seeks to reinstate death penalty By John O’Connor AP Political Writer

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Eight years after Illinois abolished the death penalty, the state’s Republican governor on Monday proposed reinstating the punishment for mass killers and people who gun down police officers. Gov. Bruce Rauner tied the death penalty plan to gun restrictions favored by Democrats who control the Legislature — inserting it into legislation that lengthens the waiting period for taking possession of rifles or shotguns from 24 hours to 72 hours, and adding other limits on firearms possession. “I don’t believe that this is anything other than very good policy, widely supported by the people of Illinois,” Rauner said of the death penalty proposal while at the Illinois State Police forensic laboratory in Chicago. “These individuals who commit mass murder, individuals who choose to murder a law enforcement officer, they deserve to have their life taken.” The last execution to be carried out in Illinois was in 1999, before Republican

Gov. George Ryan issued a moratorium and later emptied death row, believing the system too fraught with mistakes to be tenable. Illinois had executed 12 people in the decades since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976, but 13 people had been freed because of questions about their guilt. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn officially abolished the death penalty in 2011. Rauner, an unpopular first-term governor facing a tough road to re-election in November, used his amendatory veto authority to add capital punishment and other provisions to the gun bill, including a ban on bump stocks, the rifle-firing speed accessory used in a mass shooting in Las Vegas last year. He also proposed giving the courts the authority to take guns from people deemed dangerous. Democrats pushed back. Senate President John Cullerton of Chicago said in a statement that “the death penalty should never be used as a political tool to advance one’s agenda.” “Doing so is in large part why we had so many problems and overturned convictions,” Cullerton said.

Democrats have introduced several proposals to curb gun violence — in response not only to mass shootings elsewhere in the U.S. but also because of the Feb. 13 fatal shooting in downtown Chicago of police Commander Paul Bauer. The bill now goes back to the House. For Rauner’s plan to become law, the Legislature must approve his changes. If lawmakers do not act, the whole package will expire without becoming law. The Legislature could also vote to override Rauner’s changes and enact the original waiting-period language. Steve Brown, spokesman for House Democrats, said the first task will be to determine whether Rauner exceeded his authority. The Illinois Constitution says the governor may send a bill back “with specific recommendations for change,” and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan has repeatedly taken a narrow view of that power. Rep. Jonathan Carroll, a Northbrook Democrat and House sponsor of the original measure, would not comment Monday, saying he needed time to examine Rauner’s action.

Rauner’s proposal would allow a jury to impose the death penalty only in cases where someone is found guilty “beyond all doubt” — a higher standard than the constitutionally guaranteed “reasonable doubt” requirement for most criminal cases. He told reporters that would eliminate cause for concern, noting that “so many times, the person is caught in the act” or “there are multiple witnesses, and they’re fleeing the act.” But Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C., said Illinois is rife with examples of recanted eyewitness testimony and confessions beaten out of suspects by police. Dunham, whose organization is officially neutral on the death penalty but often criticizes its application, said a “beyond all doubt” standard would still be open to interpretation. “Illinois’ death penalty history showed how arbitrary and unreliable the death sentence was and how susceptible it was to official misconduct,” Dunham said. “Any suggestion that it should be brought back without a full public discussion and full public hearings is incredibly reckless.”

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NIU Board of Trustees Approves AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement By Chase Cavanaugh WNIJ News

The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of a collective bargaining agreement Thursday with AFSCME Local 1890. The five-year contract provides union members an immediate 3% wage raise and various job-related protections.

Barbara Andree is President of the NIU Operating Staff Council. She says the agreement makes up for stagnant clerical worker pay. “All other Illinois state universities’ clerical units have been unionized for a very long time and, if you look on their website, you’ll see that we are far behind them in wages for that reason,” she said.

However, Admissions Department employee James Lawson used the meeting’s public comment period to urge trustees to postpone their vote. He accused AFSCME of not providing enough time for union members to examine the agreement before voting on it May 1. “That room was loud, public, people were not allowed to see the contract, discuss it

with their families,” he said. The collective bargaining agreement will last for five years. It includes various job protections and more wage hikes in succeeding years. The collective bargaining agreement mostly covers clerical workers, but also a number of WNIJ staff members.


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Same-sex parenting rights By George P. Hampilos, Esq. & Thomas C. Laye, Esq.

Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the State of Illinois since June 1, 2014, and became legal at the federal level on June 26, 2015. However, custody and visitation rules for same-sex couples with children vary from state to state. Our 2nd District Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed the decision of Winnebago County Family Court Judge Joseph Bruce, who ruled that a local non-biological mother of a child born through artificial insemination has parental rights. In 2009, two women married in Iowa and purchased a house together in Rockford, Illinois. Several years later, the two of them decided that they would try to conceive a child through artificial insemination. Seven months after the birth of the child, the couple separated, and eventually divorced. Judge Bruce ruled that the non-biological mother was legally a parent of the child, even though she did not carry the child. The decision was appealed, and the 2nd District Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the trial court’s ruling based in part on the standards set forth in the following cases. In 2003, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that an unmarried adult who consented to artificial insemination has parental rights. In re Parentage of M.J., 203 Ill. 2d 526 (2003). The Court reasoned that if an unmarried man who unintentionally impregnates a woman is legally obligated to support the child, then the same rule should apply to parents who intentionally conceive a child through artificial insemination. This ruling was later extended to same-sex couples when an Illinois Appellate Court held that if a nonbiological parent acted in such a way that demonstrated actual consent to the artificial insemination procedure and was actively involved in the child’s life, then he or she has parental rights to the child. The Court further stated that denying a nonbiological parent their parental rights would deny the child his or her right to the

physical, mental, and emotional support of two parents. In re T.P.S., 978 N.E.2d 1070 (5th Dist. 2012). Regardless of your stance on the issue, one thing is undeniably true: the expansion of the rights of same-sex couples adds variables which further complicate existing laws that were not written with current social “norms” in mind.

Divorce and college expenses

Under Illinois law, a non-minor child of divorced parents may be awarded sums of money out of the property and income of either or both parties for educational expenses. All educational expenses subject to any petition filed shall not be incurred after the student reaches the age of 23, except for good cause, but in no event later than the age of 25. Educational expenses can include: (1) actual costs of housing expenses, provided they do not exceed the cost of a double-occupancy student room, with a standard meal plan, in a residence hall operated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; (2) the actual costs of the student’s medical expenses; (3) reasonable living expenses during the academic year and periods of recess; and (4) the cost of books and other supplies necessary to attend college. The student must maintain a “C” average, with exceptions given in the event of illness or good cause; be under the age of 23 years; not yet obtained a baccalaureate degree; and be unmarried. (750 ILCS 5/513) On May 4, 2018, in DuPage County, Circuit Court Judge Thomas A. Else ruled that the aforementioned statute on college expenses violated the equal protection clause and found the statute unconstitutional. The reasoning of the Court is that the law creates two classes of people: those who are married with children and not obligated to pay college expenses, and those who are divorced (or are not married) and may be obligated to pay college expenses. The Court continued to state that the creation of the two classes of people was done without

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a rationale basis, a legal test used to determine whether the creation of two classes of people is constitutional. Judge Else’s ruling is contrary to a 1978 Illinois Supreme Court decision upholding the statute. The Judge based his contrary ruling on the fact that 40 years ago, divorce was substantially less common and a divorced couple was less likely to pay for the college of their child, whereas this is not necessarily true today. The consequence of the ruling remains to be seen, and is largely dependent on whether the decision is appealed. Nevertheless, the issue is certainly worth following.

In unrelated news

A Florida woman was accused and arrested on May 8, 2018 for stalking an Arizona man she met on a dating website a year ago. The matchmaking website, Luxy, matches millionaires with attractive mates. She is alleged to have sent him 500 text messages a day after one date. Jacqueline Ades allegedly sent the Phoenix man a whopping 65,000 text messages, many of which went unanswered. In a jailhouse interview, Ades stated that she was “in love.” “I felt like I met my soulmate and everything was just the way it was... and I thought we would just do what everybody else did and just get married and everything would be fine. But that’s not what happened,” said 31-year-old Ades. Ades was arrested after she was allegedly found in the man’s bathtub in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The man spotted Ades on his home security cameras while he was traveling outside the United States. Officers said they found a butcher knife in her car, and charged her with threatening, stalking and harassment. “Loving him selflessly brought this information because everyone just wants to take,” Ades said. “But if you just give and you don’t stop giving, even if you don’t receive, you’ll all of the sudden receive a lot.” Some of the text messages included romantic overtures such as: “I want to wear your body parts,” while another read, “I want to bathe in your blood.” Ades is also quoted as saying, “When you’re finding love, not everything is perfect. This was a journey, and I want to apologize because no one would ever be more sorry.” The unidentified man was pre-warned. “I told him that if he ever blocked me on this app, that I would come move here,” the woman told reporters. “And he blocked me, so I came here.” Moral of the story... I do not know... don’t text and drive!?!? This story is meant as a general legal advice and information column. For specific advice for your problem, contact a reputable lawyer. Hampilos and Associates have more than 25 years of legal experience in Northern Illinois. Contact them at 815-962-0044.

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North Korea threatens to cancel US summit By Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals. The surprise declaration, which came in a pre-dawn dispatch in North Korea’s state media, appears to cool what had been an unusual flurry of outreach from a country that last year conducted a provocative series of weapons tests that had many fearing the region was on the edge of war. It’s still unclear, however, whether the North intends to scuttle all diplomacy or merely wants to gain leverage ahead of the planned June 12 talks between Kim and Trump. The statement was released hours before the two Koreas were to meet at a border village to discuss setting up talks aimed at reducing military tension along the world’s most heavily armed border and restarting reunions between families separated by the Korean War. The North’s Korean Central News

Agency called the two-week-long Max Thunder drills, which began Monday and reportedly include about 100 aircraft, an “intended military provocation” and an “apparent challenge” to an April summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, when the rival leaders met on their border and agreed to reduce animosity and set up more high-level exchanges. “The United States must carefully contemplate the fate of the planned North Korea-U.S. summit amid the provocative military ruckus that it’s causing with South Korean authorities,” the North said Wednesday. “We’ll keenly monitor how the United States and South Korean authorities will react.” A n nua l m i l it a r y d r i l l s b et we en Washington and Seoul have long been a major source of contention between the Koreas, and analysts have wondered whether their continuation would hurt the detente that, since an outreach by Kim in January, has replaced the insults and threats of war. Earlier — and much larger — springtime drills, which Washington and Seoul toned down, went off without the North’s typically fiery condemnation or accompanying weapons tests. I n Wa s h i n g t o n, t h e U. S . St a t e

Department emphasized that Kim had previously indicated he understood the need and purpose of the U.S. continuing its long-planned joint exercises with South Korea. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the U.S. had not heard anything directly from Pyongyang or Seoul that would change that. “We will continue to go ahead and plan the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un,” Nauert said. Army Col. Rob Manning said this current exercise is part of the U.S. and South Korea’s “routine, annual training program to maintain a foundation of military readiness.” Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the purpose of Max Thunder and exercise Foal Eagle — another training event — is to enhance the two nations’ abilities to operate together to defend South Korea. “T he defensive nat ure of t hese combined exercises has been clear for many decades and has not changed,” said Manning. Washington and Seoul delayed an earlier round of drills in the spring because of the North-South diplomacy surrounding February’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, which saw Kim send his

sister to the opening ceremonies. Kim told visiting South Korean officials in March that he “understands” the drills would take place and expressed hope that they’ll be modified once the situation on the peninsula stabilizes, according to the South Korean government. South Korea didn’t immediately make any official response to the North’s announcement. The North’s statement Wednesday comes amid a flurry surprising moves from the North in recent weeks. On Tuesday, South Korea’s military said North Korea was moving ahead with plans to close its nuclear test site next week, an assessment backed by U.S. researchers who say satellite images show the North has begun dismantling facilities at the site. The site’s closure was set to come before the Kim-Trump summit, which had been shaping up as a crucial moment in the decades-long push to resolve the nuclear standoff with the North, which is closing in on the ability to viably target the mainland United States with its longrange nuclear-armed missiles. A P wr iters L olita Baldor and Josh Lederman in Washington contributed to this report.

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St. Ambrogio Society celebrates 100 years By Jim Hagerty Reporter

ROCKFORD – Rockford’s St. Ambrogio Society celebrated its 100th anniversary this month. A public open house was held May 1 to celebrate the milestone. Club members and their families celebrated at a gala

Saturday, May 5, at their clubhouse at 802 Montague St. The club is the last remaining Italian social club in south Rockford. It was founded May 1, 1918, as a club exclusive to immigrants from Ferentino, Italy, Rockford’s Sister City. The first club meetings were held in homes near St.

Anthony of Padua Parish at 1010 Ferguson Street. The St. Ambrogio Society purchased Americanization Hall, building that originally adjoined the church at 1010 Ferguson Street. The structure was then placed on wooden rollers and pulled by horses to its present location.

Today, the club is open to all people and cultures. It offers a Friday fish fry and pasta nights that are open to the public and a host of activities like bocce leagues and an active ladies auxiliary. R.

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State Bicentennial

Walgreens, America’s pharmacist, got its start in Illinois By Christopher Placek cplacek@dailyherald.com

A pharmacist at Walgreens for 37 years, Joel Karlinsky might often see people on their worst days, coming to him for antidotes to their health maladies. But in providing a helping hand and friendly smile, Karlinsky formed a bond with his customers. One regular appreciated the service so much that he had an engraved Montblanc pen made for Karlinsky with the pharmacist’s name on it. “I tried to go out of my way to be nice to them,” said Karlinsky, now retired, who for a time managed the pharmacy at a Walgreens near the company’s Deerfield headquarters. “Customer service goes a long way. Everybody fills the same prescriptions, but if you’re providing them with a friendly, knowledgeable individual, that gives them a level of service above and beyond.” That pharmacist’s personalized touch mirrors the 117-year-old company’s origin story, when founder Charles R. Walgreen Sr. and colleague Arthur C. Thorsen personally greeted each customer who came to the door of their modest 20-by-50-foot pharmacy on Chicago’s South Side. Some customers also called in their orders to Walgreen. He famously tried to keep the person on the phone long enough to give his assistant Caleb Danner time to gather the requested items and personally deliver them. Company historians have coined it the “two-minute drill.” “He was bringing a new level of customer service to the industry,” said Michael Polzin, a longtime Walgreens spokesman. “It was one of the things he focused on early on.” Walgreen, born near Galesburg, moved to Dixon with his family as a child. At 16, he got his first pharmacy job, working for Horton’s Drugstore, where he earned $4 a week. He quit after a year and a half, but continued in the pharmacy business, working for several pharmacists after arriving in Chicago in 1893. Walgreen ended up at Isaac Blood’s drugstore inside Barrett’s Hotel at the corner of Cottage Grove and Bowen avenues. In 1901, Blood sold the store to Walgreen for $6,000. It took Walgreen years to pay off a loan he needed to make the purchase. Walgreen became an innovator, taking what had been a dimly lit drugstore and installing bright lights. He widened the aisles and started selling items uncommon for pharmacies at the turn of the century, like pots and pans.

Pictured in front of Walgreens’ first drugstore, circa 1901, is store handyman Caleb Danner, right, and an unidentified man on the left. The store was located at 4134 Cottage Grove Ave. in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Walgreens Walgreen, like other pharmacists, introduced the soda fountain to his stores, but he kept his open year-round, serving his wife Myrtle’s homemade specialties, like chicken, tongue and egg salad sandwiches, bean and cream of tomato soup, and cakes and pies. In 1919, Walgreen had 20 stores, which a decade later grew to 525. Company historians have attributed Walgreens tremendous growth in the 1920s to the popularity of the malted milkshake, invented by soda jerk Ivar “Pop” Coulson in 1922. Coulson added vanilla ice cream to the common malted milk drink, which consisted of milk, chocolate syrup and malt powder. Daniel Okrent, in his book “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” suggests the store also benefited from alcohol sales during that time, because pharmacies were allowed to sell booze for medicinal purposes. It was in the 1950s when Walgreens entered the modern retail era, with the introduction of self-service stores. Until then, clerks working behind counters retrieved goods off shelves for customers. By the 1980s, the company was building more and more stand-alone stores instead of those in strip malls or attached to other retailers. By the next decade, the company started building drive-through pharmacy lanes.

Expansion has continued in recent years: in 2010, Walgreens acquired New York-based pharmacy chain Duane Reade; in 2014, it merged with Switzerland-based Alliance Boots, and in 2017, it got regulatory approval to purchase about 2,000 Rite Aid stores. With that addition, Walgreens will have about 10,000 locations in the United States. So how can a chain that’s become America’s pharmacist maintain its personal touch? “It was so important to Charles Walgreen Sr. to make that connection with his customers,” says Polzin, the company spokesman. “I think that

carries through today, too. “Obviously, we’re a much, much bigger retailer and pharmacist than we were back then, but we still want to provide that care to each individual that comes into our stores.” Daily Herald reporter Christopher Placek can be reached at cplacek@dailyherald.com. The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state’s history, places and key moments in advance of the Bicentennial on Dec. 3, 2018. Stories published up to this date can be found at 200illinois.com.

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Race is on to set up Europe’s electric car charging network By David McHugh AP Business Writer

MUNICH (AP) — Charging an electric car away from home can be an exercise in uncertainty — hunting for that one lonely station at the back of a rest-area parking lot and hoping it’s working. In Europe, some of the biggest automakers are out to remove such anxieties from the battery-only driving experience and encourage electric-vehicle sales by building a highway network of fast charging stations. The idea is to let drivers plug in, charge in minutes instead of hours, and speed off on their way — from Norway to southern Italy and Portugal to Poland. Much is at stake for the automakers, which include Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler and Ford. Their joint venture, Munichbased Ionity, is pushing to roll out its network in time to service the next generation of battery-only cars coming on the market starting next year. They’re aiming to win back some of the market share for electric luxury car sales lost to Tesla, which has its own, proprietary fast-charging network. Despite a slower-than-expected start, Ionity CEO Michael Hajesch told The Associated Press in an interview he’s “confident” the company will reach its goal of 400 ultra-fast charging stations averaging six charging places each by 2020. The idea is “to be able to drive long distances with battery electric vehicles, across Europe and to have the same experience at each station, meaning a very easy and comfortable customer journey,” Hajesch said, speaking at the compa-

ny’s Munich headquarters near the 1972 Olympic stadium. The idea is to break electric cars out of the early adopter niche, in which they are charged slowly overnight at home and used for short commutes. “The sites we are looking for are really the A-sites,” he said, “directly at the autobahn. Not down the road, not driving five kilometers into the next industrial area and finding a charging station somewhere, without light, or any amenities around, but right at the autobahn.” “If you’re going from Hamburg to Munich, because it’s a weekend trip to friends, typically you do not have much time,” he said. So what counts will be “the speed of recharging your vehicles, and at the same time finding maybe some amenities: maybe a coffee, getting a newspaper or whatever.” Ionity opened its first station April 17 at a rest stop off the A61 highway near the small town of Niederzissen, 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Bonn in western Germany. The six high-speed chargers are operating in “welcome mode,” meaning they’re free until May 31. After that, Ionity plans to charge for the power, which it seeks to obtain from renewable sources. Ionity has agreements for some 300 sites, working with fueling station and rest stop landlords. The average distance between stations will be 120 kilometers (75 miles). More charging availability is what it will take to get an environmentally aware car buyer like Rainer Hoedt to choose a battery-only vehicle. The 58-year-old Berlin geography teacher is a proud owner

of a Mitsubishi Outlander, a plug-in hybrid that combines internal combustion with a battery he can charge overnight. The battery-only range of 50 kilometers (30 miles) lets him drive emissions free for daily trips at home. But a family vacation of more than 200 kilometers (120 miles) to the Baltic Sea was a different story. Hoedt had to drive on internal combustion before finding a lone charging station as he approached his destination, using the goingelectric.de website. “It was right next to the highway, there was one charging station and we were lucky that it was free,” he said. But he couldn’t find a charging station he could use by the seashore. On the way back, he was able to charge at a rest stop, but only by asking a non-electric car owner to move his vehicle away from the lone charging pole. A battery-only car might never have made it home. And he couldn’t use one to visit his cousin 650 kilometers (400 miles) away in Rosenheim. “I looked at the option... The infrastructure is still so bad, I just don’t want to risk that I get stranded,” he said. “Once the infrastructure gets better, that might be my next car.” Tesla has shown how charging infrastructure can drive vehicle sales. It has 1,229 stations with 9,623 fast chargers in Europe alone, where it has cut into Mercedes and BMW’s sales of luxury cars. But it has its own proprietary plug. Ionity is using the CCS plug backed by the European Union as a common standard for all.

In both the U.S. and Europe, the situation is roughly similar: More chargers available in jurisdictions where government strongly backs electric vehicles, such as California, Norway or the Netherlands. Elsewhere, chargers get can harder to find for long stretches along rural highways. Volkswagen, which agreed to invest in low-emission driving to settle charges it cheated on diesel emissions, is building 300 highway charging sites in the U.S. by June 2019 through its Electrify America unit. Japan has 40,000 charging points, exceeding its 34,000 gas stations, according to Nissan — but many of those are private garages. Ionity is counting on the large 350-kilowatt capacity of its publicly available chargers — almost three times the 120 kilowatts per vehicle of Tesla’s Superchargers. No car currently on the market can make full use of 350 kilowatt charging capacity. But they’re coming: in 2019 Porsche plans to introduce the Mission E. Porsche says that the sleek, low-slung sports car will take 15 minutes to charge for 400 kilometers (250 miles) more driving. Tesla and its founder, Elon Musk, “showed it’s not enough to just build electric cars” without also building charging infrastructure, said Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, director of the CAR Center Automotive Research at the University of Duisberg-Essen. The automakers “are late, but it’s better than it was... it remains the case that without Elon Musk the carmakers would not have realized this,” he said.

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Catching up with former Fierce Heart guitarist Rex Carroll By Todd Houston Contributor

Let’s face it, if you lived through and survived the 1980s you deserve some kind of an award. Period. If you not only survived the 1980s but also made it out with your dignity intact? We’re now talking Starbuck’s gift card, inscribed watch and maybe one of those creepy, reissued Teddy Ruxpin bears. Former Fierce Heart lead guitarist Rex Carroll survived the decade of decadence. The decade that should have made him and his band household names. Yes, his guitar playing was and still is that good! We caught up with Rex just before The Fierce Heart reunion show earlier this month to see how it all happened or, uh, didn’t quite happen as it were. Rockford Rocked Interview: I understand that Fierce Heart was put together sort of by accident. Weren’t you originally wanting to audition for Whitesnake when that whole thing came together? Rex Carroll: Well, in 1982 I contacted the Mirage/Atlantic record label. I read that Whitesnake had fired both of their guitar players and was looking for somebody new. I wrote a letter, included a cassette tape of myself playing a straight 12-bar blues pattern and simply mailed it to the address on the back of the album. Three or four weeks go by and Jim Delehant who ran the A&R department of Atlantic calls me on the phone; I completely freaked out! My hand started shaking uncontrollably and I dropped the phone to the floor; I’m surprised it didn’t shatter into a million pieces. He told me that David Coverdale already had his man, (some guy named John Sykes, laughs). But in his words, “why don’t we put together a band around you?” RRI: From reading previous interviews and stories it sounds like Jim Delehant took you under his wing. RC: Yeah, He was very generous with his time, and would frequently mail vinyl albums to me of Albert King and Gary Moore with explicit instructions on the exact licks he wanted me to study. I don’t know what he saw in me, but I would mail my songs to him and he would critique my playing and give me songwriting pointers as well. RRI: Vocalist Larry Elkins sounded so damn good on the Fierce Heart album! Sort of like David Coverdale and Steve Marriott on steroids! How was it that you found him? RC: First off, I couldn’t seem to find a singer, and I was having nightmares about it. I thought I might lose my chance. Then a guy named John

Douminian contacted Jim about a vocalist he had discovered (Larry Elkins). John had spent the previous decade managing Humble Pie, and then Peter Frampton. He came to Jim and said “what should we do with this singer?” and Jim suggested he’d be a perfect fit with me. The bass player on the FH album is a great Chicago area guy named Tom Heslin. After all these years Tom and I are still friends! RRI: In the early ‘80s you had bands like Ratt, Motley Crue and Twisted Sister coming up. Was there ever any pressure to sound like what was coming out of Los Angeles at the time either by Delehant or anyone else? RC: Mr. Delehant became our producer and hired a hot shot up-and-coming young guy to be the engineer and co-producer of our record. He had a strange sounding name, Chris Lord-Alge. Back in those days Chris played everything at about 115-120 db all day long, and every, single, day, the UPS truck would show up with new speakers to replace the studio monitors that Chris had blown up the day before. (No problem…it all went on our studio bill!) My ears were splitting open continually, but I was green, just a dumb kid from the suburbs dropped into Times Square in the summer of 1984 and trying to keep up and I didn’t know any better. Chris’s younger brother Tom Lord-Alge was also in the studio with us every day, as Chris’s assistant engineer. The thing that’s amazing to me about Chris, both then and now, is, he simply doesn’t care about anybody else’s opinions. He’s not impressed by how big your record label is or what band you’re in or any of that, he just makes the music sound the way he wants it to sound, and that’s that. And, he’s got a way of looking you in the eye and practically daring you to even think about disagreeing with him. (Laughs) RRI: This is getting interesting! Your guitar playing is top notch and you certainly fit right in with the guitar heroes of the era so there was no problem there. In your mind why wasn’t the Fierce Heart release a major hit? You had all the elements and ingredients for a gold album. RC: Our record finally came out in 1985 and almost didn’t quite work out. Of course, there are multiple reasons when a record or a band ends up not working. I’ve identified several reasons in the case of Fierce Heart. One thing that has been acknowledged by all parties as a mistake was the extreme over-use of the Fairlight drum computer. In 1984 the Fairlight was a primitive drum machine with a price tag of about $160,000. Compare that to

today when your $900 Apple laptop ships with thousands of drum loops already installed for free with Garage Band (laughs). And there were other things, too. To put it mildly, Larry Elkins the singer, and myself, famously did not get along. That’s a whole other story. Eventually Larry went back to Virginia, and Robert Reynolds became the lead singer. RRI: I want to touch on the Christianbased bands King James, Rex Carroll Band and Whitecross. Sometime after Fierce Heart you became a full fledged Christian, giving your life to God. Tell us more about how that happened and why if you would. RC: Actually I was “full-fledged Christian” as you say, since I was 17. I always loved bands like Black Sabbath, as they say themselves, their songs are a “warning against evil” to quote Geezer Butler. And that’s totally cool, I was a huge fan. I still love the song ‘War Pigs’. But, I wanted to take it one step further. I always thought it would be awesome to see a band go one more step and actually give God his due. So, myself and several other people around the country had the same idea at approximately the same time and next thing you know, bam! Here’s this new style…all these bands writing positive messages and giving God his due praise. So, for lack of a better handle, it got labeled as “Christian rock”

and that explains Whitecross (which often got compared to RATT) and King James. The Rex Carroll Band, by the way, is actually a mainstream blues/rock band. In my alternate reality. (laughs) I love Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddy King, Albert King, Gary Moore, and all the great blues players so from time to time I also like to get in to those musical areas. RRI: Be honest. Have any of your bands ever played Rockford? RC: I had a cover band in 2015/16 that played in Rockford a few times but that’s all. (laughs) RRI: On May 4 Fierce Heart reunited to play at Melodic Rock Festival at the Home Bar in Arlington Heights, IL. What are you thoughts on this reunion and who put it together? At the time of this interview, that gig is now completed and my hats off to Andrew McNiece for putting it on, my FierceHeart record label AOR Blvd Records for getting us in, and the fans for coming out. For me personally, it was truly amazing! I loved playing with the Fierce Heart guys, what an amazing band! We made great connections to the audience and I got to meet a lot of great people. And at the end of the day, that’s what it’s about anyways – people coming together over a shared love of music. I was happy to be there Todd, and happy I got the chance to do my part. R. Photo By Music Made Photography


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Upfront Numbers By Paula Hendrickson Contributor

Every spring ad buyers gather in New York as broadcast and cable networks – and now streaming services, too – throw star-studded presentations to reveal their fall lineups. It’s also when a lot of casts and crews of current series learn whether or not they’ll have jobs to return to. It’s a nerve-wracking time for fans, too. Last week, Fox announced their critically-praised Andy Samberg police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine wouldn’t be returning. Fans were outraged. By the next day NBC proudly proclaimed it had picked Brooklyn Nine-Nine up for sixth season. Fans rejoiced. Timeless fans faced a similar ordeal

during last year’s upfronts when NBC canceled the time-travel series (co-executive produced by Rockford’s own Shawn Ryan) only to reverse their decision a day or two later. Unfortunately, this year Timeless is again on the brink of cancelation again despite being a critical darling with a massive social media following (the show’s super fans have dubbed themselves Clock Blockers). It’s a good thing NBC’s Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt (also originally from Rockford, believe it or not) decided to hold off on deciding whether to renew or cancel Timeless – and NBC’s bubble show, the comedy Champions – until the season has concluded. Why is that good? Because Sunday night’s two-hour season finale of Timeless

trended #1 on Twitter and the overnight ratings showed a slight uptick from the previous week. The figures could go up a bit once the +3 ratings are in. By the time this column runs, the fate of Timeless may already be sealed. Hopefully with a renewal, because the odds of reversing cancellation two years in a row are pretty steep, even if the fans had a time machine. In this day and age, few shows are safe from cancellation unless they constantly win their time slots. Even then, some might still be at risk of cancellation, especially if a big production budget is involved, as with ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which as of now is still on the bubble. For networks, programming is a numbers game, and ratings comprise only

part of a complicated equation. Audience demographics factor into how much ad revenue a show can command, the costs of acquiring or producing a series are considered, and even social media activity can be taken into account, because all of the tweets, shares, and likes from fans are essentially free promotion. Once programming executives have all of the numbers for all of the shows, they have to figure out which combination of series will appeal to the network’s audience, fit in the schedule, and work within the network’s budget. It’s a harder job than most fans realize. Sure, networks want good, entertaining shows, but the bottom line is always the bottom line. R.

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Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the ‘Superman’ franchise, dies By Andrew Dalton

AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Kidder, the Canadian actress who starred as a salty and cynical Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the “Superman” film franchise of the 1970s and 1980s, has died. She was 69. Kidder’s manager Camilla Fluxman Pines said she died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday. Police in Livingston, Montana, said in a statement that officers were called to Kidder’s home, where they found her dead. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause, but no foul play is suspected. “Superman,” directed by Richard Donner and released in 1978, was a superhero blockbuster two decades before comic book movies became the norm at the top of the box office. Makers of today’s Marvel and D.C. films cite “Superman” as an essential inspiration. Kidder, as ace reporter Lane, was a salty, sexually savvy adult who played off of the boyish, farm-raised charm of Reeve’s Clark Kent, though her dogged journalism constantly got her into dangerous scrapes that required old-fashioned rescues. Kidder had many of the movies’ most memorable lines, including “You’ve got me?! Who’s got you?!” when she first

encountered the costumed hero as she and a helicopter plunged from the top of a Metropolis building. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige called the moment “the best cinematic superhero save in the history of film” at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences event honoring Donner last year. Kidder and Reeve were relative unknowns when they got their leading parts in the first of the films in 1978, which also included big names Gene Hackman and Marlon Brando. Kidder and Reeve went on to star in three more “Superman” movies, the fourth and last in 1987. She said she and Reeve, who was paralyzed in 1995 by a horsing accident, were like brother and sister, both in their affection and animosity for each other. “We quarreled all the time,” Kidder said May 9 in an interview on radio station WWJ in Detroit, where she had been scheduled to appear at Motor City Comic Con later this month. “The crew would be embarrassed. They would look away. Then we’d play chess or something because we were also really good friends.” Both would remain known almost entirely for their “Superman” roles and struggled to find other major parts. Reeve

died in 2004. Kidder also had a small part in 1975’s “The Great Waldo Pepper” with Robert Redford, and starred as conjoined twins in Brian De Palma’s 1973 “Sisters,” and as the mother of a terrorized family opposite James Brolin in 1979’s “The Amityville Horror.” Mark Hamill was among those tweeting tributes to Kidder on Monday. “On-screen she was magic,” the “Star Wars” actor said. “Off-screen she was one of the kindest, sweetest, most caring woman I’ve ever known.” B-movie buffs say 1974’s “Black Christmas,” with Kidder as a sorority sister, is a must-watch. “It introduced some elements that are now genre tropes and she’s fantastic in it,” comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani said on Twitter Monday. Kidder had a debilitating car accident in 1990 that left her badly in debt, confined her to a wheelchair for most of two years and worsened the mental illness she had struggled with for much of her life. That struggle became public in 1996 when she was found dazed and filthy in a yard not far from the studio where she once filmed parts of “Superman.” She fought through her illness and

continued working, however, appearing in small films and television shows and amassing credits until 2017, most notably “R.L. Stine’s the Haunting Hour,” which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award as outstanding performer in a kids’ series in 2015. “I don’t act much anymore unless I’m broke, and then I’ll take a job,” she told the Detroit radio station with a laugh. She spent the last decades of her life living in Montana and engaging in political activism, including protesting the U.S. military action in Iraq. Kidder was born in Yellowknife, Canada, and graduated from a Toronto boarding school before pursuing acting. She dated then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in the 1980s, calling him the “love of my life, my true love” in her radio interview last week. Kidder was married and divorced three times, including a brief marriage to actor John Heard, and is survived by a daughter, Maggie McGuane. Associated Press Writer Ed White contributed to this report from Detroit. Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton.

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RACVB Designated 2017 NASC Sports Tourism Organization of the Year, Again

Lindsay Arellano (RACVB vice president of sales & service) and Nick Povalitis (RACVB director of sports development) with the NASC award ROCKFORD AREA CVB

For the second time in three years, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is honored to be designated the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Sports Tourism Organization of the Year, as announced last week in Minneapolis at the 2018 NASC Symposium. RACVB, which also took home the accolade for the first time in 2016, received this prestigious honor for markets with a population of 500,000 and under. The NASC Sports Tourism Organization of the Year award is given to an active NASC member who has had the most outstanding impact on their local community through marketing and sales e�orts, the growth of sporting events, community events and generating results and economic impact.

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“Sports tourism is an important part of our regional economy and I’m excited the RACVB has been recognized again for its outstanding work,” said Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara. “The board and sta� are progressive thinkers and continue to position the Rockford region as a national leader in this important tourism sector.” “It’s a high honor for RACVB to be recognized again by the National Association of Sports Commissions as the Sports Tourism Organization of the Year,” said Lindsay Arellano, RACVB vice president of sales and service. “To be selected by our peers as the best in the industry is a true honor and significant recognition of the quality of our CVB team, marketing and sales e�orts, results and partnerships.”

During calendar year 2017, RACVB and the Rockford region enjoyed one of its finest sports tourism years yet, including sales e�orts that yielded a 21 percent increase in sports event room nights booked, as well as servicing and/or providing hosting support of more than 150 client events. The team also produced three local events as part of the organization’s comprehensive Bring Your Game 2 Rockford (BYG2RKFD) sports marketing campaign. “We work hard to proactively market all of our area venues for sports events and programs that drive economic impact, brand awareness and community engagement,” said Nick Povalitis, RACVB director of sports development. “We appreciate the responsibility that comes with this

distinction and recognition—it’s really a reflection of the hard work and support of our many local and national partners, customers and colleagues. We’re excited about continuing to lead the e�orts of growing sports tourism in our region.” About the Awards: National Association of Sports Commissions Member Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of its members and are presented at the NASC Sports Event Symposium each year. Member Awards are the highest honor an organization or individual in the sport tourism industry can receive as they are created and awarded by industry peers. For more information about the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, visit gorockford.com.

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Vegetable disease prevention By Grant McCarty Contributor

For those who garden, the last thing you want to see occur is disease. You’ve spent a considerable amount of time starting your seeds, enhancing your soil, and taking care of your plants to then have disease move in and destroy the plants can be devastating. There are some steps that you can take before your season to hopefully prevent disease from occurring this season and the next. Before I discuss prevention, you need to understand what fruit/vegetable plant diseases are. Diseases are caused by mainly bacterial or fungal pathogens. Each disease has a pathogen that causes it. For instance, Late Blight, a serious disease on tomatoes, potatoes, and others, is caused by Phytophthora infestans. For disease to occur, the pathogen, a host/plant, and environmental conditions must all be present. Seasonal conditions also dictate pathogen levels. Each pathogen favors certain conditions such as cold, hot, dry, and/ or wet weather. Pathogens have many ways of moving into the garden. Water, air, soil, in the mouths of insects, and combinations of these channels are how pathogens move. Disease prevention practices includes crop rotation, cleaning tools, avoiding wet conditions, watering plants during

the day, using disease resistant varieties, among other methods. Crop rotation is an easy strategy that can keep soilborne pathogens from attacking the plants if you rotate out of a different family season to season. You should remove any dried soil on your garden tools before using them this season as pathogens may be present in the dried soil. This includes tomato cages. If there has been significant rain and your plants are wet, you should avoid working with them as you may be moving pathogens with the tools you use. Watering your plants in the morning is recommended as it allows for wet leaf foliage to dry out. If you water in early evening, the wet foliage sits in the dark and is more likely to spread disease. If you have yearly problems with disease, there are disease resistant varieties of vegetables available. As much as you can put these practices into action, they cannot always prevent disease completely. There are environmental conditions that are out of our control. Still, these practices can set you down the right path for disease prevention and a successful harvest. R. Grant McCarty is the Local Food and Smalls Farms Educator of the University of Illinois Extension. His tips and tricks for local eating and your at-home garden appear every week in The Rock River Times.

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As renewable energy installations are set to substantially increase in Illinois, they are seen as only a partial solution to the challenge of climate change to our economy, the health of the planet and human well being. While the current Trump administration prefers to continue expanding our heavy reliance on fossil fuels, a report from the U.K. prepared by Anouk Honroe addressed the topic of decarbonizing heat in Europe and considers the options available to them. Common climate reduction strategies include using renewable energy, substituting electricity for fossil fuel consumption in buildings and industry and expanding the use of electric vehicles. Much of the content of the report holds implications for the United States including Illinois. Decarbonization efforts globally have primarily focused on electrical production and improved energy efficiency. Those targets have limited impacts on the lives of the public as existing appliances can continue to be used until their useful lives have ended. Government subsidies have helped accelerate the acceptance of more efficient appliances. Electricity has served governments around the globe as the initial target for carbon reductions and low carbon electricity could serve to further cut emissions. Decarbonization can be achieved by using electricity or hydrogen with carbon capture and storage. In order to cut carbon consumption by 80 percent by 2050 in Europe heating and transportation consumption needs to be more aggressively addressed; they may have to approach zero carbon emissions by 2050. By insuring high levels of insulation and using either air source heat pumps or ground source heat pumps much

of the heating demand could be met. Heat pumps could also serve air conditioning needs electrically. Using this combination is technically feasible but has high up-front costs which would require government subsidies to gain wide acceptance. Depending on the price of natural gas convincing customers to abandon its use could prove difficult. Natural gas also has the advantage of being able to be stored in large volumes at low prices in order to meet high heating demands associated with cold weather. According to the report storing natural gas in underground reservoirs costs about 30¢/kW to develop while developing battery storage currently costs about $200/kW to develop; creators hope to reduce that to $100/kW. Current battery storage capacity is limited to short term service and is unable to meet seasonal demands. With a dramatic increase in the number of electrical vehicles it is thought that much of the needed capacity for additional electrical storage could come from them. Another potential source of additional electrical output could come from fuel cells producing electricity from hydrogen gas via electrolysis. While the electrical solution is generally accepted as the most appropriate one, the author calls for a hydrogen demonstration project involving electrolysis along with carbon capture and storage to assess its technical and economic feasibility. The hydrogen solution has been studied including a detail study of the city of Leeds in England to assess whether it would be practical to convert it to hydrogen. The author believes the studies indicate hydrogen could be a feasible solution and the concept should be implemented, If a demonstration project is successful, it would provide another approach to decarbonize heat with global implications. R.

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A&E Happenings Music & Arts

Ongoing Open Stage at Mandalay Lounge - Monday-Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. 200 North Church Street. DJ/Karaoke - Mortimer’s Roadhouse, 105 W. Grove in Poplar Grove. 815-765-0082. DJ/Karaoke w/ RPM every Friday, DJ/Karaoke w/ DJ Double D every Saturday Mary’s Place - 602 N. Madison St. marysplacebar. com. Open Stage, Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 p.m.-close; Karaoke, Wed. 9:30 p.m.-close. Bruce L. Warden - For listening & dining every Friday and Saturday 5-9 p.m. at Hoffman House, 7550 E. State St. Rockford Christian Fellowship - RCF performs locally and rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at First Covenant Church, 316 Wood Road. The band welcomes additional participants (high school age through retired). See our website for more info rcfband.com. Contact Director, Brian Waterson, 815/797-2320, rcfband@gmail.com Ongoing Charlotte’s Web Memorabilia Art Sale - May 14-May 27. JustGoods fair trade market, 201 Seventh Street, hosts a special showing of artwork, posters, flyers and promotional material created over the 45 year span of the music establishment known as Charlotte’s Web. Once housed on First Avenue in a former church building, the “Web” was a focal point for music and culture during the late 70s into the 90s. Art Sale in the JustGoods Fair Trade Store Gallery, 201 Seventh Street, Rockford. Any proceeds from the Art Sale will benefit Rockford Urban Ministries, an outreach of 25 area congregations working in the city. Original artwork, posters, flyers, publicity photos of the musicians, t-shirts and even the doors which once grace the upstairs listening room are on display, and most are for sale. The Charlotte’s Web retrospective is open during JustGoods store hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, or by private appointment by calling 815-964-7111. Friday The Ivy Ford Band - Performing at The Lyran Society, 1115 4th Ave. No cover charge, open to members and friends, all ages welcome. 7-10 p.m. Saturday Disney in Concert-Around the World - Rockford Symphony Orchestra will perform the magical “Disney in Concert-Around the World” live with original classics from the animated movies we all love and remember. Music themes with movie scenes from The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Aladdin, Mulan, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Lion King  will delight the entire family at 7:30pm at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Pre-concert (6:30-7:30 p.m.) entertainment will feature the characters “Belle” and the “Snow Sisters” from Once Upon A Dream Performances as well as community partner, Rockford Rhythm Drumline. Tickets are $25-$65 for adults, student tickets are $9 for age 25 and under and are available by calling 815-965-0049. For more information and to purchase adult tickets go to www.rockfordsymphony.com. Music of William C. Wright: Solo and Piano and Vocal Works 1847-1893 - Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 406 N. Main St., is collaborating with

Laurent House, at 6 p.m. to present this unique event! Join us at MPAC to hear Oak Park, IL-based musicologist David Patterson shed light on the music that surrounded Frank Lloyd Wright in his early years with his lecture entitled “The Music of William C. Wright.” After the 45-minute lecture, guests will be shuttled to the Laurent House to enjoy appetizers and cocktails on the grounds followed by a guided tour of the house. Price includes lecture, shuttle, and appetizers. A cash bar will be on the premises. The caterer for the evening will be GreenFire Restaurant. Guests will be shuttled back to MPAC at about 9 p.m. Tickets: $75, available through Laurent House’s website, laurenthouse.com/special-events. Trinadora - Performing at Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St., 5-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Wheatbread Johnson with special guest Justin “Boots” Gates - Performing at Rural on Tap, 1710 Rural St., 7-10 p.m. Sunday Rockford Jazz Showcase - 3 p.m. at Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St. MPAC presents a celebration of Jazz that brings together a diverse group of regional musicians representing a range of Jazz styles in an exciting collaborative event! Featuring: Harlan Jefferson, The Groove Hotel, Jodi Beach, and Screw City Swingers. Tickets: $30/adult, $6/student. Saturday, May 26 Dan Phelps - Performing at Rural on Tap, 1710 Rural St., 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 9 Don Collins & the Night Shift - Performing at Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. 2nd St., as part of Second Saturday Blues. 8-11:30 p.m. $5 cover charge.

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Saturday Grandmaster Simul Chess Exhibition - Chess at the Church and Rock River Chess brings you another opportunity to play a Simultaneous Exhibition with former US Champion Grandmaster Yury Shulman. Takes place in the cafeteria of Jefferson High School, 4145 Samuelson Rd. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $12 at the door to play, limited to first 50 to arrive. Drumstrong - FUN-draiser to beat cancer. A local Drumstrong event will take place on from 1-4 p.m. (registration opens at 12:30 pm) at Just Goods Fair Trade Marketplace, 201 7th St. Three hours of drumming. (No experience required.) $2 Pre-registration = a gift and a guaranteed seat! $6 Registration at the door = You’re in, but seats are limited. Come and drum, donate, and encourage others to do the same. For more information contact: Rhythmvoice2bu@ gmail.com or go to rhythmvoice.net/event Sunday Nature Journaling Club - 1-3 p.m. at Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Rd. Nature journaling is a tried and true way to connect with the natural world. Careful observation leads to a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the world around us. This monthly club (third Sundays) is open to anyone ages 12 and up who is interested in developing observation and journaling skills. Each session will highlight different aspects of journaling and observation in the field, including field sketching (you don’t have to be an artist), map drawing, and creative and

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For reservations & pickup times, call: 1-800-582-5956 ext. 4751 or 4752 scientific writing. $5 Severson Dells Members/ $8 Non-Members. Please register online at http:// www.seversondells.com/events/may18-naturejournall or call 815-335-2915. Tuesday Wildflower Walkabout: Hall Memorial Woods 6-7:30 p.m. Nathan Hill, Rockford Park District Natural Areas Supervisor, will lead us through this RPD-owned 40-acre remnant upland forest. Many of the trees are old growth dominated by red oaks, basswood, slippery elm, and black walnut. White oak is more common on the drier sites. White ash, black cherry, shagbark hickory, yellow bud and butternut are also common throughout. Ironwood, choke cherry, hazel, arrowwood, and dogwood comprise the shrub layer. We will meet at the corner of Euclid and Linden in Rockford. Moderate hiking. For more information check out the website (http:// www.seversondells.com/events/wildflower-walk-hallwoods18) or call 815-335-2915. Wednesday, May 23 Values & Vision: A Vision Board Workshop - Clarify and create the vision that will get you to your best life in this workshop. Grab a hold of your dreams and put a plan in place to make it a reality. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Mary’s Market, 4431 E. State St. Wednesday, May 30 Garden Bros Circus - Takes place at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Breathtaking special effects, concert style lighting and 3 rings bursting with excitement, laughter and memories that families will cherish. We have brought the very best performers from 18 countries making up a cast of over 60 performers. Shows at 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. First one hundred adult tickets sold online are only $12.50 at www.GardenBrosCircus.com. Friday, June 1 Children’s Safe Harbor 3rd Annual Benefit Kids At Heart - Event takes place at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Rd. 5:30-6:30 p.m. cocktail hour, 6:30-7:30 dinner/ program. Children’s Safe Harbor is hosting our 3rd Annual Benefit Kids At Heart to help support safe child exchange and supervised visitation services. Children’s Safe Harbor provides services to families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and stalking free of charge. We are asking that the community come together an be a kid for a night to support kids. All children deserve the

opportunity to be a child and that is what our agency hopes to provide. We will have dinner, drinks, DJ, dancing, silent auction, live painting, a photo booth and more. Tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10. For ticket information call (815) 316-7772. Friday, June 8-Saturday, June 9 Holy Family Rummage Sale - Huge rummage sale in the Holy Family Gym, 4401 Highcrest Rd. Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which serves the poor of our community. Free admission. Sale hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Donations of merchandise to be sold may be dropped off on Wednesday June 6, noon till 6:00 p.m.; or on Thursday June 7, 9 a.m. -6 p.m. at the school gym. Saturday, June 9 Takem Home Fundraiser - 12-6 p.m. at Neighbor’s Bar & Grill, 7745 Forest Hills Rd. $10 lunch, drawings, raffles, silent auction. Proceeds benefit Kibble Korner Pet Food Pantry and Care for Pets 501c organizations. Pet food and cat litter donations welcome. For donations & information call 815-601-2742. Wednesday, June 20 Free Garden Walk - The Council of Rockford Gardeners is hosting its annual “Free Garden Walk” to be held from 12-8 p.m., rain or shine. Each year we showcase 6-8 local gardens for a Free Garden Walk open to the Rockford area communities. Visit some of the most beautiful area gardens. An inspiring self-guided tour featuring great gardening ideas, annuals/ perennial plants, sun/shade plants, water features, garden art, statuary, etc. Just under a 800 garden enthusiasts attended the event last year. Come be a part of our Rockford gardening story. Maps will be available at http://www. councilofrockfordgardeners. org/ after the first of June. Also, maps will be available at most area garden centers. Saturday, June 23 Jefferson High School class of 1978 40th reunion - Begins at 6 p.m. at Lombardi Club, 209 Olive St. Families and friends that live locally, please reach out to anyone that would have graduated in this class to provide them with this information. Please go to Eventbrite.com and search for Jefferson High School 1978, Rockford, IL to get to the site to find out more information and to order tickets or contact Tim Page at tbp6923@aol.com


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WHERE Downtown Rockford Rockford City Market features local growers and vendors who sell handmade products, including vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, baked goods, and prepared food, as well as artisans and vendors with unique o�erings. The market also o�ers live music from local musicians. Rockford City Market occurs every Friday through September 28.

WHERE Midway Village Museum Main Street Market is an open air market hosted by Urban Farmgirl, nestled on the beautiful grounds of Midway Village Museum. Shop over 175 vendors from across the Midwest, including handmade artisans and purveyors of vintage goods.

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Disney in Concert Around the World WHEN Saturday, May 19 (7:30 p.m.) WHERE Coronado Performing Arts Center Experience the magical music of Disney live with original classics from the movies we love. Songs from The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Aladdin, Mulan, and The Lion King will be performed by the Rockford Symphony Orchestra.

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Death Notices William Stupfell 61 Rockford 5/7/2018 Robert Johnson 97 Rockford 5/7/2018 Sheldon Ripley 71 Rockford 5/7/2018 Anthony Ancona 53 Rockford 5/7/2018 Patrick McNiece 26 Rockford 5/7/2018 Melvern Eichman 85 Rockford 5/7/2018 Kathy Hansey 64 Rockford 5/7/2018 Morgan Michel 75 Rockford 5/7/2018 Manuel Montelongo 80 Machesney Park 5/8/2018 Alice Kundo 95 Rockford 5/8/2018 Rosalie Sparacino 89 Rockford 5/9/2018 Donald Oliver 81 Loves Park 5/9/2018 Shirley Holley 81 Rockford 5/9/2018 Ruth Hieb 82 Rockford 5/9/2018 Shelley West 62 Rockford 5/9/2018 Gary Wallace 74 Rockton 5/10/2018 Barbara Johnson 85 Rockford 5/10/2018 Priscilla Jardine 93 Rockford 5/10/2018 Clara Martin 91 Rockford 5/10/2018 Dale Watkins 58 Rockford 5/10/2018 Janet Ruen 66 Rockford 5/10/2018 Robert Putnam 64 Rockford 5/10/2018 Cresencia Escamilla 83 Rockford 5/10/2018 Harvey Krueger 84 Roscoe 5/10/2018 Leanna Herring 54 Rockford 5/10/2018 Kyle Huffman 38 Rockford 5/11/2018 Louie Ratze 93 Rockford 5/11/2018 Steven Cox 77 Rockford 5/11/2018 Joan Green 79 Rockford 5/11/2018 Barbara Koppen 66 Rockford 5/11/2018 Shari Martinez 57 Rockford 5/11/2018 Richard Haselton 97 Rockford 5/12/2018 Geraldine Hermanson 79 Roscoe 5/12/2018 Michaelangelo Lamemdola 75 South Beloit 5/12/2018 Canton Hoskins 23 Rockford 5/12/2018 Janet James 77 Rockford 5/12/2018 James Wolfram 79 Rockford 5/12/2018 Scott Johnson 66 Rockford 5/13/2018

THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: AQUARIUS, PISCES AND ARIES

Week of April 29 to May 5, 2018 ARIES

There’s a good chance that you’ll need to re-evaluate your circle of friends this week. Lucky for you, some of them will finally manage to give back what they owe you before you cut them out of your life.

TAURUS

You’ll need to figure out a mistake that will have occurred on one of your bills. You may spend a good chunk of the week trying to get your money back, but in the end, justice will be served.

GEMINI

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TAURUS

You’ll be put in charge of an event that’s expected to draw a sizeable crowd. This will help you discover a new side of yourself in addition to doing wonders for overcoming your timid nature.

week, much to your astonishment. If you’re single, you’ll be equally surprised to realize just how many suitors are vying for your attention.

sort, and this will help you expand both your personal and professional horizons.

LEO

week. Your loved ones will be particularly demanding. The idea of moving to a new town might cross your mind.

a situation that will prompt you to make great changes. You may even decide to take a trip around the world on a whim.

larly complicated this week, and

ficult decision this week. Take as much time as you need to think about it before you make the final call. Otherwise, you’ll just end up changing your mind again and again.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO GIVE UP THE THINGS YOU

REALLY VIRGO ENJOY LIKE EATING OUT VIRGO ORneedTHAT You’ll to face an extremely difYour commute will prove particu-

LIBRA

LIBRA

You’ve got lots of work to do. You’ll Learn more at ComEd.com/SmartMeter be discreetly asked to contribute to a special project that may have a Money is often the root of trouble. Don’t be afraid to grab the bull by the horns and firmly negotiate with all parties involved in order to solve your financial conundrum.

SCORPIO

Delays and missed deadlines will plague your workweek, and you’ll find yourself wondering where to start. You need to slow down. Try to channel your energy in more productive ways, and you’ll be back on track in no time.

SAGITTARIUS

You’ll likely be called upon as a replacement following the abrupt departure of a co-worker, causing you undue stress. Luckily your efforts will pay off down the line.

CAPRICORN

sizeable financial payoff. You may decide to start your own business.

SCORPIO

You just might experience love at first sight with someone who’ll turn out to be your soulmate. A single glance is all it’ll take for both of you to realize that you’re made for each other.

SAGITTARIUS

If you’re going to be moving in the next couple of weeks, you have a lot of shopping to do. Time to get started! Be careful with your words. Now more than ever, you need to think before you speak.

CAPRICORN

Someone will tell you a secret that will leave you with a lot of questions. You really need to clean up your circle of friends, especially when it comes to those with outstanding debts. Don’t let your generosity be taken advantage of.

AQUARIUS

Balancing work and home life is no easy task. You’ll have to use your imagination this week to get everything done on the professional front without disappointing your family.

Getting that promotion at work would solve most of your financial troubles. Sometimes all it takes is a knock on your manager’s door. You’ll finally start to envision your future in a positive light.

PISCES

PISCES

If the opportunity for a spontaneous trip presents itself this week, don’t pass it up. Distancing yourself from your regular life will clear your mind and help you make that difficult decision you’ve been avoiding.

ARIES

You’ll finally have everything you need to tackle a side project or learn a new skill. If you play your cards right, what starts out as a hobby could develop into a source of income for your later years.

TAURUS

You’ll feel the urge to conquer the world this week, and nothing will manage to get in your way as you work toward your most ambitious goals. Success comes from doing.

GEMINI

CANCER

This week’s air will be filled with A LITTLELEO ONwillYOUR BILL. THAT WAY tension, and you’ll find yourself in Family be your mainENERGY focus all

titude will leave a profound impression on your loved ones.

Horoscope Week of May 13 to 19, 2018

CANCER

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LEO, VIRGO AND LIBRA

benefit you greatly come annual review time. A pay raise is in your not-so-distant future!

get the opportunity to take a PROGRAMS THATwill skyrocket CAN thisHELP YOU You’ll DEVELOP Your popularity trip or go on a pilgrimage of some

CANCER

THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK:

You’ll be uncharacteristically impatient this week. You’ll feel like you’re moving at a standstill, always waiting for other people to catch up. Take some time for yourself: a few steps back are all you need to better move forward.

GEMINI

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AQUARIUS

Your imagination will know no bounds this week. You might even start working on a masterpiece that’ll bring you big rewards upon completion. Don’t neglect your friends, though. Why not plan a gettogether for the weekend?

You’ll be given new, stimulating reUSAGE TO ComEd. ONCE INSTALLED YOU WILL sponsibilities at work, and this will You’ll either find the right treatment for your health problems, or a new diet will yield surprisingly fast results. In any case, you’re on the right track to enjoying a better quality of life.

ARIES

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Week of May 6 to 12, 2018

THE SMART METER IS A DIGITAL ELECTRONIC

Public speaking has never been your forte, but this week you can expect applause. You have every right to be proud of your accomplishment; don’t let your detractors’ negativity rain on your parade.

Stacey Hunter 50 Rockford 5/13/2018

THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK:

TAURUS, GEMINI AND CANCER

You’re all out of energy, and you really need to get some rest. You’ll have a eureka moment that will open your mind to a new form of spiritual awareness — and maybe even a whole new lifestyle.

At work, you’ll be in charge of an important meeting or event that’s expected to draw a big crowd. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself with lots of new clients. Things are looking good for your bank account.

LEO

One of your side projects will require your constant attention this week. Expect to have to deal with all sorts of delays. On the phone, you’ll wait on hold; at the store, you’ll always end up in the slowest line.

VIRGO

Summer vacation is just around the corner, and you’d be wise to start planning for it now — things tend to fill up quickly this time of year. And have you thought about a camp for your kids?

LIBRA

An unusual situation will lead you to reconsider your plans for the future, whether professional or otherwise. You’ll come out of it with a better idea of your true wants and needs.

SCORPIO

If you’re in a new relationship, expect a clear sign of commitment from your partner, who’ll declare his or her love for you in a most spectacular manner.

SAGITTARIUS

Don’t underestimate the law of attraction when it comes to your career. Positive thinking will help you reach your goals much faster.

CAPRICORN

You’ll gain a good dose of selfconfidence this week. You’ll find yourself in a situation where you’ll have an opportunity to shine, and people are going to notice. At the very least, you’ll be proud of your accomplishments.

AQUARIUS

You’ve been toying with the idea of moving lately, and this week may be the right time to take concrete steps in that direction. Alternatively, you could start planning a sizeable home renovation project.

PISCES

This week, expect heavy traffic and convoluted communications. Plan your travels accordingly, and charge your phone before you leave.

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Government Notices n n n LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the Rockford Park District intends to contract for the following items and services; specifications are on file with Demandstar.com. The Rockford Park District is soliciting qualified contractors to remove the existing roof and replace with new EPDM fully adhered roof at the Talcott Maintenance building. Bids will be opened at the Rockford Park District, Webbs Norman Center Board Room, 401 South Main St, Rockford, IL 61101 (Purchasing Dept (815) 969-4062). The Rockford Park District reserves the unrestricted right to reject any or all bids received, to waive or not to waive any informality, or to accept the bid considered to be in the best interest of the Park District. Contractor shall not pay less than the prevailing rates of wages to all laborers, workmen, and mechanics performing work under this contract, and shall comply with the requirements of the IL Wages of Employees on Public Works Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12). Bid No. 18-2195 – Talcott Maintenance Roof Replacement Pre-Bid Conference: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Talcott Maintenance Building, 1045 School St., Rockford, IL 61101 Bid Opening: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., Rockford Park District, 401 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 BY: Julianne C. Elliott, Secretary 8949R TRRT 5/16

Public Notices n n n NOTICE LOVES PARK CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Water Department Maintenance Position. See City website (www.loves-park.il.us) for detailed job description. Starting salary: $20.69/hr. Apply at Loves Park Civil Service Commission, c/o Clerk’s Office, City of Loves Park, City Hall, 100 Heart Boulevard, Loves Park, IL. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on June 1, 2018. Examinations will consist of a written test on Saturday June 9, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. and oral interviews by the Commission on June 11 and June 12, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The scores of the components of the testing will be given the following weights: 70% for written test and 30% for oral interview. Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and a post-offer drug screening test. EOE. 8950R TRRT 5/23 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF: BRIAN HUNTER SCOTT, a male child. WINNEBAGO COUNTY CASE NO. 2018 AD 90 NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES AND ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN TAKE NOTICE that a Petition for Adoption was filed in the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit, Winnebago County, Illinois, for the adoption of a child named BRIAN HUNTER SCOTT; NOW, THEREFORE, unless you, THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, and ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, file your answer to the

Petition in the action or otherwise file your appearance therein, in the said Circuit Court of Winnebago County, in the City of Rockford, Illinois, on or before the 25th day of May, 2018, a default may be entered against you at any time following that day, and a judgment order entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. DATED: April 30, 2018 THOMAS A. KLEIN, Clerk of the Circuit Clerk Attorney Laura M. Hunt One Court Place, Suite 102 Rockford, Illinois 61101 815.505.8571 8914R TRRT 5/16 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Photography business in said County and State under the name of Forest City Photographs at the following post office addresses: 651 Amphitheater Dr., Apt. 10, Rockford, IL 61107; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Joel Didier; Nicole Didier SIGNED: Joel Didier 4/30/18 SIGNED: Nicole Didier 4/30/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 30th day of April, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Angela Bowman, DEPUTY 8917R TRRT 5/16 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Retail store business in said County and State under the name of KIKIFERS Obsidian at the following post office addresses: 1921 W. Riverside Blvd., #104, Rockford, IL 61103; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Henry McDavid; Keishonda Williamson SIGNED: Henry McDavid 4/30/18 SIGNED: Keishonda Williamson 4/30/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 30th day of April, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Thalia Gallardo, DEPUTY 8918R TRRT 5/16 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Artist Studio and Gallery business in said County and State under the name of RokStone Studio and Gallery at the following post office addresses: 110 N. 1st St., Rockford, IL 61107; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: David Wilkinson SIGNED: David Wilkinson 4/26/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 26th day of April, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Angela Reina, DEPUTY 8919R TRRT 5/16 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Cleaning business in said County and State under the name of R.W. Cleaning at the following post office addresses: 3420 Harrison Ave., #5, Rockford, IL 61108; that the true and real

full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Renika Wilson SIGNED: Renika Wilson 4/5/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 5th day of April, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Angela Bowman, DEPUTY 8920R TRRT 5/16 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a mobile notary and document preparation company business in said County and State under the name of Luxe Legal at the following post office addresses: 2205 S. Perryville Road, #524, Rockford, IL 61108; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Cherish Marie Coates SIGNED: Cherish Marie Coates 4/27/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 27th day of April, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Thalia Gallardo, DEPUTY 8921R TRRT 5/16 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Restaurant Sale, export import broker business in said County and State under the name of ITIMEX at the following post office addresses: 1139 N. Church St., 2nd floor, Rockford, IL 61103; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Moustapha Diop SIGNED: Moustapha Diop 4/27/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 27th day of April, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Thalia Gallardo, DEPUTY 8922R TRRT 5/16 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a business to train for trauma informed care in organizations and schools business in said County and State under the name of National Organization for Treating Trauma at the following post office addresses: 1231 Parkwood Ave., Rockford, IL 61107; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Brock Morlan SIGNED: Brock Morlan 4/27/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 27th day of April, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Thalia Gallardo, DEPUTY 8923R TRRT 5/16 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a personal business making personalized home goods business in said County and State under the name of Heather’s Creative Touch at the following post office addresses: 5251 Silver Dawn Lane, Rockford, IL 61109; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Heather Ryan SIGNED: Heather Ryan 5/1/18

Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 1st day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Angela Bowman, DEPUTY 8924R TRRT 5/16 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a online retail store business in said County and State under the name of Jada’s Boutique at the following post office addresses: 2118 Kilburn Ave., Rockford, IL 61101; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Danielle Horton SIGNED: Danielle Horton 5/1/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 1st day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Kayla Hilliard, DEPUTY 8925R TRRT 5/16 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: JARED D. VOORHEES, Plaintiff, V. STACEY VOORHEES, Defendant. Case No. 15 D 571 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to Defendant STACEY VOORHEES that Plaintiff JARED D. VOORHEES has caused to be filed a PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE and other relief in the above-captioned cause of action. You are further notified that if you fail to file an answer or otherwise appear on or before June 11, 2018, a judgment by default may be entered against you at any time thereafter for the relief requested in the petition. /s/ Jared D. Voorhees, Plaintiff 8942R TRRT 5/23 n n n TAX DEED NO. 2018 TX 37 FILED May 1, 2018 Melba Payne, 719 Davis St., Rockford, IL 61107 Associated Bank, NA, 612 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 City of Rockford, 425 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104 Occupants, 719 Davis St., Unit 1, Rockford, IL 61107 Occupants, 719 Davis St., Unit 2, Rockford, IL 61107 UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED, GENERALLY TAKE NOTICE County of Winnebago Date Premises Sold: October 26, 2015 Certificate No. 201401202 Sold of General Taxes of (year) 2014 Sold for Special Assessment of (municipality) N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. N/A Inst. No. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 719 Davis St., Rockford, IL Legal Description or Permanent Index No.: Lot Eleven (11) in Block Two (2) as designated upon the Plat of Johnson and Wanstrom’s Addition to the City of East Rockford, the Plat of which Addition is recorded in Book 3 of Plats

on page 11 in the Recorder’s Office of Winnebago County, Illinois; situated in the County of Winnebago; and State of Illinois. Tax Code No. 11-24-155-008 This Notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on October 26, 2018. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This Notice is also to advise you that a Petition has been filed for a Tax Deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before October 26, 2018. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Rockford, Illinois, on December 21, 2018 at 9:30, a.m. in Courtroom 412. You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before October 26, 2018, by applying to the County Clerk of Winnebago County, Illinois, at the County Courthouse in Rockford, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. ULTRA MARES LLC, Purchaser By: /s/ G. Michael Scheurich G. Michael Scheurich, Its Attorney 8944R TRRT 5/23 n n n TAX DEED NO. 2018 TX 36 FILED May 1, 2018 Equity Trust Company, Custodian, FBO 102775IRA, 8 Miller Court #100, Dekalb, IL 60115 City of Rockford, 425 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104 Occupants, 1438 8th Ave., Rockford, IL 61104 UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED, GENERALLY TAKE NOTICE County of Winnebago Date Premises Sold October 26, 2015 Certificate No. 201401279 Sold of General Taxes of (year) 2014 Sold for Special Assessment of (municipality) N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. N/A Inst. No. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 1438 8th Avenue, Rockford, IL Legal Description or Permanent Index No.: Lot Sixteen (16) in Block Five (5) as designated upon the Plat of Woodruff’s Second Addition to the City of Rockford, which Plat is recorded in Book 58 of Deeds (Plats) on page 212 in the Recorder’s Office of Winnebago County, Illinois; situated in the County of Winnebago and State of Illinois. Tax Code No. 11-25-302-019 This Notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on October 26, 2018.

The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This Notice is also to advise you that a Petition has been filed for a Tax Deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before October 26, 2018. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Rockford, Illinois, on December 21, 2018 at 9:30, a.m. in Courtroom 412. You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before October 26, 2018, by applying to the County Clerk of Winnebago County, Illinois, at the County Courthouse in Rockford, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. ULTRA MARES LLC, Purchaser By: /s/ G. Michael Scheurich G. Michael Scheurich, Its Attorney 8945R TRRT 5/23 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Hair Salon business in said County and State under the name of The W-Hair-House at the following post office addresses: 1000 9th St., Rockford, IL 61104; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Danielle N. Curtis; Tietha Bates SIGNED: Danielle N. Curtis 5/7/18 SIGNED: Tietha Bates 5/7/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 7th day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Pamela Johnson, DEPUTY 8943R TRRT 5/23 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Consulting & Ministry business in said County and State under the name of Wounds Unlimited at the following post office addresses: 3767 Foxborough Ln., Rockford, IL 61114; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Felix Chinatu Okoroti SIGNED: Felix Chinatu Okoroti 5/8/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 8th day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Kayla Hilliard, DEPUTY 8946R TRRT 5/23 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS, CIRCUIT COURT WINNEBAGO COUNTY PUBLICATION NOTICE OF COURT DATE FOR REQUEST FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) Request of: Terra Nicole Weis Current Name Case Number: 18 MR 613 There will be a court date on my Request to change my

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name from: Terra Nicole Weis to the new name of: Kristoff Nicols furgiuele-Weis. The court date will be held: on July 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at 400 West State St., Rockford, IL 61101 in Courtroom #426. /s/ Terra Nicole Weis Terra Nicole Weis 8941R TRRT 5/23 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Mobile Photobooth business in said County and State under the name of Das Foto Bus at the following post office addresses: 2805 Sewell St., Rockford, IL 61109; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Michael Bivins SIGNED: Michael Bivins 5/14/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 14th day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Angela Bowman, DEPUTY 8953R TRRT 5/30 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Hair Salon business in said County and State under the name of Ivanhoe Quarters Hair Studio at the following post office addresses: 2696 McFarland Rd., Suite 102, Rockford, IL 61107; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Amy Shenk SIGNED: Amy Shenk 5/8/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 8th day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Kayla Hilliard, DEPUTY 8954R TRRT 5/30 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Licensed Child Care, Community and Professional Empowerment Center business in said County and State under the name of School Street Educational Center at the following post office addresses: 3001 School Street, Rockford, IL 61101; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Dr. Brandi DeShawn Brown SIGNED: Dr. Brandi DeShawn Brown 5/8/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 8th day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Kayla Hilliard, DEPUTY 8955R TRRT 5/30 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Roofing and Dumping business in said County and State under the name of Independent Roofers at the following post office addresses: 225 N. Johnston Ave., Rockford, IL 61101; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Francisco Javier Betancourt SIGNED: Francisco Javier Betancourt 5/9/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 9th

day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Thalia Gallardo, DEPUTY 8956R TRRT 5/30 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a online floral business in said County and State under the name of Floracracy at the following post office addresses: 213 N. 3rd St., Rockford, IL 61107; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Sarah-Eva Marchese SIGNED: Sarah-Eva Marchese 5/9/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 9th day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Angela Bowman, DEPUTY 8957R TRRT 5/30 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Storage Bldg. Rentals business in said County and State under the name of Machesney North Self Storage at the following post office addresses: 11704 N. 2nd St., Machesney Park, IL 61115; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: James R. Holder SIGNED: James R. Holder 5/10/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 10th day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Angela Reina, DEPUTY 8958R TRRT 5/30 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a construction/framing business in said County and State under the name of JL Sons at the following post office addresses: 3311 Idlewood Ter., Rockford, IL 61101; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Laura Lorena Moreno SIGNED: Laura Lorena Moreno 5/14/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 14th day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Thalia Gallardo, DEPUTY 8959R TRRT 5/30 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a handmade crafts business in said County and State under the name of imhooked2 at the following post office addresses: 315 Obispo Ave., Machesney Park, IL 61115; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Andrea Curley SIGNED: Andrea Curley 5/15/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 15th day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Thalia Gallardo, DEPUTY 8960R TRRT 5/30


May 16, 2018 The Rock River Times. n n n IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (‘’FANNIE MAE’’), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, -v.FRANCISCO RIVAS, SR., et al Defendant 17 CH 705 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 23, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 12:30 PM on June 26, 2018, at the NLT TITLE, LLC., 6885 Vistagreen Way, ROCKFORD, IL, 61107, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT FIVE (5) AS DESIGNATED UPON PLAT NO. 18 OF GREGORY HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THE PLAT OF WHICH SUBDIVISION IS RECORDED IN BOOK 39 OF PLATS ON PAGE 50A IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1123 ARNOLD AVENUE, ROCKFORD, IL 61108 Property Index No. 12-28329-024. The real estate is improved with a tan vinyl siding, one story single family home, attached two

car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identi-

fication issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 255276. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 255276 Case Number: 17 CH 705 TJSC#: 38-2637 I3085049 P8947R TRRT 5/30 n n n IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, NA; Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT T. MURRAY AKA ROBERT MURRAY; PEGGY MURRAY; Defendants, 17 CH 637 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, June

21, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at Intercounty’s Winnebago County office, 7210 East State Street, Suite 102, Rockford, Illinois 61108, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: Lot Six (6) as designated upon the Plat of Ashland Avenue Subdivision of part of the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 16, Township 44 North, Range 1 East of the Third Principal Meridian, the plat of which is recorded in Book 32 of Plats on page 223 in the Recorder’s Office of Winnebago County, Illinois, situated in the County of Winnebago and State of Illinois. P.I.N. 11-16-376-019. Commonly known as 2718 Ashland Court, Rockford, IL 61101. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 17-025757 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3086840 P8948R TRRT 5/30 n n n IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE

OF: RICHARD F. STEWART, Deceased. CASE NO. 2018 P 220 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE is given of the death of RICHARD F. STEWART on July 14, 2017. Letters of Office were issued on May 1, 2018 to CYNTHIA ETERNO who is the legal representatives of the estate. The attorney for the estate is ANTHONY A. SAVAIANO, 535 Loves Park Dr., Loves Park, IL 61111. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before November 18, 2018, that date being at least six (6) months from the date of first publication or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975, as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk-Probate Div. at the Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61101, or with the estate legal representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Circuit Clerk’s Office-Probate Div., must be mailed or delivered to the estate legal representative and to his/her attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. DATED: 5/8/18 CYNTHIA ETERNO, EXECUTOR ANTHONY A. SAVAIANO #87 Attorney for Estate 535 Loves Park Drive Loves Park, IL 61111 815/654-3060 8951R TRRT 5/30 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: LENA M. IVY Deceased.

NO. 2018 P 137 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONWILLS AND CLAIMS NOTICE is given of the death of LENA M. IVY. Letters of Office were issued on April 16, 2018, to John Ivy, 2513 Fairfield Trail, Belvidere, Illinois 61008, who is the legal representative of the estate. The attorney for the estate is DeRango & Cain, LLC., 120 W. State St. Suite #303, Rockford, Illinois 61101. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before November 17, 2018 that date being at least six (6) months from the date of first publication, or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 5/18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975 as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk, Probate Division, at the Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 W. State St., Rockford, Illinois 61101, or with the legal estate representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Probate Division, must be mailed or delivered to the estate legal representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Dated: April 16, 2018 John Ivy, Administrator BY: /s/ Jim Hursh JIM HURSH, Attorney for the Administrator DeRango & Cain, LLC. Attorney Jim Hursh #6230997 120 W. State St. Suite #303 Rockford, Illinois 61101 815/962-5490 jhursh@derangocain.com 8857R TRRT 5/2 n n n Superior Court of Washington, County of King In re the marriage / domestic partnership of:

Petitioner (person who started this case): Gerard Lester Mack And Respondent (other spouse / partner): April Virginia Mack No. Summons: Notice about a Marriage or Domestic Partnership (SM) Summons: Notice about a Marriage or Domestic Partnership To the Respondent: 1. The petitioner has started an action asking the court: To end your marriage. Additional requests, if any, are stated in the petition, a copy of which is attached to this summons. 2. You must respond to this summons and petition by serving a copy of your written response on the person signing this summons and by filing the original with the clerk of the court. If you do not serve your written response within 20 days (or 60 days if you are served outside of the state of Washington) after the date this summons was served on you, exclusive of the day of service, the court may enter an order of default against you, and the court may, without further notice to you, enter a decree and approve or provide for the relief requested in the petition. In the case of a dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, the court will not enter the final decree until at least 90 days after filing and service. If you serve a notice of appearance on the undersigned person, you are entitled to notice before an order of default or a decree may be entered. 3. Your written response to the summons and petition must be on one of these forms: Response to Petition about a Marriage (FL Divorce 211) if you are married, or Response to Petition about a Registered Domestic Partnership (FL Divorce 212) if you are a

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domestic partner. 4. You can get the Response and other forms at: The Washington State Courts’ website: www.courts.wa.gov/forms The Administrative Office of the Courts – call: (360) 705-5328 Washington LawHelp: www.washingtonlawhelp.org, or The Superior Court Clerk’s office or county law library (for a fee). 5. If this action has not been filed with the court, you may demand that the petitioner file this action with the court. If you do so, the demand must be in writing and must be served upon the person signing this summons. Within 14 days after you serve the demand, the petitioner must file this action with the court, or the service on you of this summons and petition will be void. 6. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be served on time. 7. One method of serving a copy of your response on the petitioner is to send it by certified mail with return receipt requested. This summons is issued pursuant to RCW 4.28.180 and Superior Court Civil Rule 4.1 of the state of Washington. Dated: May 10, 2018 Signature of Petitioner or Lawyer/ WSBA No. Gerard Lester Mack Print or Type Name File original of your response with the clerk of the court at: Superior Court of Washington 401 4th Ave N, Kent, WA 98032 * If Petitioner’s address changes before the case ends, Petitioner must notify all parties and the court clerk in writing. S/he may use the Notice of Address Change form (FL All Family 120). S/he must also update the Confidential Information Form (FL All Family 001) if this case involves parentage or child support. 8952R TRRT 5/30

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The Rock River Times. May 16, 2018

n n n IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS NEW PENN FINANCIAL, LLC D/B/A SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING Plaintiff, -v.MANUEL ZUNIGA, et al Defendant 16 CH 554 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 20, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 12:30 PM on June 1, 2018, at the NLT TITLE, LLC., 6885 Vistagreen Way, ROCKFORD, IL, 61107, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 34 AS DESIGNATED UPON THE PLAT OF LOG CABIN ARBOR BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST-ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THE PLAT OF WHICH SUBDIVISION IS RECORDED IN BOOK 19 OF PLATS ON PAGE 16 IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXCEPT THAT PART DEEDED TO THE CITY OF ROCKFORD IN DEED RECORDED SEPTEMBER 9, 1971 IN MICROFILM NUMBER 7118-0037; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS Commonly known as 4403 NEWBURG, ROCKFORD, IL 61108 Property Index No. 12-32226-001. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORE-

CLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 258533. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 258533 Case Number: 16 CH 554 TJSC#: 38-3467 I3085550 P8900R TRRT 5/16 n n n IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. ESTEBAN MORGA; TAMMY MORGA; Defendants, 15 ch 171 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at Intercounty’s Winnebago County office, 7210 East State Street, Suite 102, Rockford, Illinois 61108, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: Lot One Hundred Eleven (111) as designated upon the plat of Welty Sisters Valley Park Subdivision in part of the Northeast Quarter (1/4) of Section 30, Township 44 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian, the plat of which subdivision is recorded in Book 20 of Plat on Page 51 in the Recorder’s Office of Winnebago County, Illinois; Situated in the County of Winnebago and State of Illinois. P.I.N. 12-30-252-005. Commonly known as 3106 Harney Court, Rockford, IL 61108. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-020801 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3085382 P8901R TRRT 5/16 n n n IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. BRITTANY S. FORMAN; MICHAEL B. RENELLO; LVNV LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF FFPM CARMEL HOLDINGS I LLC; ROGERS ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A ROGERS HOLLANDS JEWELERS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BRITTANY S. FORMAN, IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MICHAEL B. RENELLO, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 17 CH 711 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at Intercounty’s Winnebago County office, 7210 East State Street, Suite 102, Rockford, Illinois 61108, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT SEVENTEEN (17) AS DESIGNATED UPON PLAT NO. 3 OF RIDGE-HAVEN, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST HALF (1/2) OF THE NORTH HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THE PLAT OF WHICH SUBDIVISION IS RECORDED IN BOOK 26 OF PLATS ON PAGE 158 IN THE RECORDER`S OFFICE OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 12-32-305-014. Commonly known as 3704 Oklahoma Drive, Rockford, IL 61108. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call sales department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455. WA17-0420 I3085374 P8902R TRRT 5/16 n n n IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ELEANOR COCKRELL; HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, if any; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD LIEN CLAIMANTS, Defendant. No. 2018 CH 263 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite Affidavit having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS

HEREIN GIVEN YOU, ELEANOR COCKRELL; HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, if any; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD LIEN, Defendants in the above-entitled action, that an action is now pending in this Court as shown above, wherein the Plaintiff seeks to foreclose a mortgage made to STATE BANK, with respect to the following described real estate: PARTS OF LOTS ONE (1) AND TWO (2) AS DESIGNATED UPON THE PLAT OF CIRCUIT COURT COMMISSIONER’S PARTITION, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, MAY 1913, THE PLAT OF WHICH IS RECORDED IN BOOK 12 OF PLATS ON PAGE 35 IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT ONE (1), 42.7 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT ONE (1); THENCE WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINES OF SAID LOTS ONE (1) AND TWO (2), 43 FEET; THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH THE LINE DIVIDING SAID LOTS ONE (1) AND TWO (2), 100 FEET; THENCE EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINES OF SAID LOTS TWO (2) AND ONE (1), 43 FEET; THENCE NORTH 100 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. PROPERTY INDEX NUMBER: 11-14-326-005 Commonly known as: 2006 Auburn Street, Rockford, IL 61103 NOW, THEREFORE, you are further notified to file your appearance in the Office of the Clerk of the Court above stated on or before June 1, 2018, and if you fail to do so or do not otherwise make your appearance on or before said date, this cause may be heard and judgment entered as prayed for in said complaint without further notice. FRANKS, GERKIN & McKENNA, P.C. Attorney for Plaintiffs 19333 E. Grant Hwy. PO Box 5 Marengo, IL 60152 (815) 923-2107 pleadings@fgmlaw.com 8905R TRRT 5/16 n n n State of Illinois In the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit County of Winnebago Stillman BancCorp, N.A., Plaintiff, –vs– Todd J. Fendler; Rock River Water Reclamation District, QBE Holdings, Inc.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. Case No. 2017–CH–07 NOTICE OF COURT SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause, the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Stillman BancCorp., N.A., Mr. Tom R. Hughes, 101 East Main Street, P.O. Box 150; telephone 815-645-2023. (B) The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is: 6090 Strathmoor Dr. - Unit #3, Rockford, Illinois 61107

(C) The legal description of the real estate is: Unit No. 3 in Mulford Moraine Office Condominium as delineated on a survey of the following described real estate: Lots Twelve (12) and Thirteen (13) as designated upon the Plat of Mulford Village Office Park Subdivision in part of the West Half (1/2) of the Southwest Quarter (1/4) of Section 22, Township 44 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian, the Plat of which is recorded in Book 36 of Plats on page 122 in the Recorder’s Office of Winnebago County, Illinois, which survey is attached as Exhibit C to the Declaration of Condominium recorded on Microfilm 8101-0825 as document no. 1539114 in the Recorder’s Office of Winnebago County, Illinois, together with its undivided percentage interest in the common elements; situated in the County of Winnebago and State of Illinois. (D) A description of the improvements on the real estate is: Commercial Real Estate. (E) The real estate may be inspected prior to sale at the following times: Not available. (F) The time and place of the sale are: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, 650 W. State St., Rockford, IL. (G) The terms of the sale are: open, verbal bidding to the highest and best bidder for cash or cashier’s check. In the event Plaintiff is the successful bidder at sale, the Sheriff will accept Plaintiff’s receipt for its distributive share of the sale proceeds in lieu of cash. The sale is subject to court approval. The buyer may not be entitled to possession until 30 days after the court has confirmed the sale. THE PROPERTY IS SOLD “AS IS”WITH NO WARRANTIES. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605-9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). (H) Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, but have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record. Stillman BancCorp, N.A., Plaintiff BY: HAMPILOS & ASSOCIATES, LTD. By /s/ George P. Hampilos One of Plaintiff’s attorneys HAMPILOS & ASSOCIATES, LTD. George P. Hampilos – ARDC #6210622 Attorneys for Plaintiff 308 West State Street, Suite 210 Rockford, IL 61101 Telephone: 815-962-0044 Fax: 815-962-6250 ** george@hampiloslaw.com 8906R TRRT 5/16 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS, CIRCUIT COURT WINNEBAGO COUNTY PUBLICATION NOTICE OF COURT DATE FOR REQUEST FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) Request of: Cecelia Grace Schmitt Current Name Case Number: 18 MR 595 There will be a court date on my Request to change my name from: Cecelia Grace Schmitt to the new name of: Cecilia Grace

Schmitt. The court date will be held: on June 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at 400 West State St., Rockford, IL 61101 in Courtroom #426. /s/ Cecelia Schmitt Cecelia Schmitt 8907R TRRT 5/16 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO IN PROBATE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: OTIS LEE BOX, Deceased. NO. 18-P-169 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN you, AMY BOX, MARGO BOX, LEE OTIS BOX JR., CLEOTIS BOX, and UNKNOWN HEIRS, that the Will of OTIS LEE BOX, Deceased, has been admitted to Probate by an Order of this Court dated April 2, 2018. You are named as an heir or legatee of the decedent. Within 42 days after the effective date of the Order of admission, any heir or legatee may file a Petition with the court to require proof of the Will by testimony of the witnesses to the Will in open court or other evidence as provided in Section 6-21 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/6-21) You also have the right under Section 8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1) to contest the validity of the will by filing a Petition with the court within six months after admission of the Will to Probate. DATED: April 27, 2018 THOMAS A. KLEIN, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS DENNIS L. LEAHY Attorney for the Estate One Court Place #203 Rockford IL 61101 Telephone: 815 964-9600 Fax: 815 964-9620 Email: attyleahy@yahoo.com 8908R TRRT 5/16 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO PROBATE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: OTIS LEE BOX Deceased. NO. 18-P-169 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN of the death of: OTIS LEE BOX. Letters of Office – Decedent’s Estate were issued on April 2, 2018 to: DONALD D. BOX, 3294 Altamont Avenue, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118, Legal Representative/Executor of the Estate. The Attorney for the Estate is: DENNIS L. LEAHY, One Court Place #203, Rockford, IL 61101. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before November 2, 2018, that date being at least six (6) months from the date of first publication, or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, as amended; whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Probate Clerk’s office of the Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 W. State Street, Rockford, Illinois 61101, or with the estate’s Legal Representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Circuit Clerk’s Office – Probate Division, must be mailed or delivered to the estate’s legal representative or to the attorney for the estate within ten (10) days after being filed. DATED: April 27, 2018 ESTATE OF OTIS LEE BOX, deceased

BY: DONALD D. BOX, Executor DENNIS L. LEAHY Attorney for the Estate One Court Place #203 Rockford IL 61101 Telephone: 815-964-9600 Fax: 815-964-9620 Email: attyleahy@yahoo.com 8915R TRRT 5/16 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: FIRDAVS JABBOROV, Petitioner, vs. RUTUNDA FIGUEROA, Respondent. Case No. 2018 D 236 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE is hereby given to the Defendant, RUTUNDA FIGUEROA, pursuant to order of the court dated April 24, 2018. That the Plaintiff, FIRDAVS JABBOROV, has caused to be filed a PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE in the above-captioned cause of action in the Circuit Court of Winnebago County, Illinois. In the event Rutunda Figueroa shall fail to file a response to the Petition in the above action or otherwise file an appearance therein in said Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit, Winnebago County, 400 West State Street, Room 107, in the City of Rockford, Illinois, on or before the 1st day of June, 2018, a default may be entered in accordance with the relief requested in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The attorney of record for the Plaintiff is Robert E. Canfield, 1111 South Alpine Road, Suite 704, Rockford, IL 61108. Dated this 26th day of April, 2018 Thomas A. Klein, Clerk of Court Robert E. Canfield (ARDC # 3122943) 1111 S. Alpine Road Suite 704 Rockford, IL 61108 (815) 968-7200 service.canfieldlawoffice@ gmail.com 8909R TRRT 5/16 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO SS STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO In the Matter of the Estate of: JOHN T. WINTER, Deceased. Case No.: 2018-P-178 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE is given of the death of John T. Winter, who died on March 5, 2018. Letters of Office were issued on April 4, 2018, to Mary L. Winter, 413 Woodrow Ave., Winnebago, IL 61088, and is the legal representative of the estate. The attorney for the estate is Franklin J. Eubank, Jr., 126 N. Church Street, Rockford, IL 61101-1002. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before November 11, 2018, that date being at least six (6) months from the date of first publication, or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975 as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk-Probate Division at the Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 West State Street, Rockford, IL 61101 or with the estate legal representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Circuit Clerk’s Office-Probate Division, must be mailed or delivered to the estate legal representative and to his/her attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed.

Dated: April 25, 2018 BY: /s/ Mary L. Winter Mary L. Winter, Estate representative Franklin J. Eubank, Jr. (#6208840) Attorney at Law 126 N. Church Street Rockford, IL 61101-1002 Phone: (815) 961-9668 Facsimile: (815) 965-9451 E-mail: attorneyeubank@ ameritech.net Attorney for estate representative 8910R TRRT 5/16 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS, CIRCUIT COURT WINNEBAGO COUNTY PUBLICATION NOTICE OF COURT DATE FOR REQUEST FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) Request of: Rosa M. Perez Current Name Case Number: 18 MR 597 There will be a court date on my Request to change my name from: Rosa Maria Perez to the new name of: Rosa Maria Norman. The court date will be held: on June 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at 400 West State St., Rockford, IL 61101 in Courtroom #412. /s/ Rosa M. Perez Rosa M. Perez 8911R TRRT 5/16 n n n IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: HELEN KAY ANDERSON, Deceased. CASE NO. 2018 P 201 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE is given of the death of HELEN KAY ANDERSON on March 19, 2018. Letters of Office were issued on April 19, 2018 to MARY A. WOODRUFF who is the legal representatives of the estate. The attorney for the estate is ANTHONY A. SAVAIANO, 535 Loves Park Dr., Loves Park, IL 61111. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before November 9, 2018, that date being at least six (6) months from the date of first publication or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975, as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk-Probate Div. at the Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61101, or with the estate legal representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Circuit Clerk’s Office-Probate Div., must be mailed or delivered to the estate legal representative and to his/her attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. DATED: 4/30/18 MARY A. WOODRUFF, EXECUTOR ANTHONY A. SAVAIANO #87 Attorney for Estate 535 Loves Park Drive Loves Park, IL 61111 815/654-3060 8912R TRRT 5/16


May 16, 2018 The Rock River Times. n n n IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. ANNIE L. HOWARD; THE CLEARING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ANNIE L. HOWARD, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 17 CH 598 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at Intercounty’s Winnebago County office, 7210 East State Street, Suite 102, Rockford, Illinois 61108, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT FIFTY-EIGHT (58) AS DESIGNATED UPON PLAT NO. 3 OF THE CLEARING SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THE PLAT OF WHICH SUBDIVISION IS RECORDED IN BOOK 43 OF PLATS ON PAGE 176 IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 12-03-477-002. Commonly known as 6811 Cummins Drive, Rockford, IL 61114. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call sales department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455. WA17-0348 I3086034 P8926R TRRT 5/23 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO BANK OF LAKE MILLS, a Wisconsin Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. KONG FENG NI, RONG CHEN, CITY OF ROCKFORD, ROCK RIVER WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT, ALL NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, and UNKNOWN OWNERS Defendants. CASE NO. 2018 CH 276 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE (FOR PUBLICATION) Ch. 735, Illinois Compiled Statutes Secs. 5/2-206, 5/2-413, 5/15-1502, 5/15-1503 The requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to all Unknown Owners and all Non-Record Claimants, Defendants in the above-entitled cause, that the above-entitled Mortgage Foreclosure was filed on April 27, 2018, and is now pending.

1. The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. 2. The court in which said action was brought is identified above. 3. The names of the titleholders of record are: Kong Feng Ni and Rong Chen 4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: Part of Lots Six (6) and Seven (7) in Block Sixteen (16) as designated upon the Map of that part of the Town (now City) of Rockford, on the East side of Rock River, which Map is recorded in Book D of Deeds on Page 340 in the Recorder’s Office of Winnebago County, Illinois, bounded as follows, to-wit: Beginning on the Southerly line of said Lot Six (6) at a point Sixty-Six (66) feet and Five (5) inches East of the Southwest corner thereof; thence Northerly, parallel with the Westerly lines of said Lots Six (6) and Seven (7), eighty-four (84) feet; thence Easterly, parallel with the Southerly line of said Lot Six (6), twenty-two (22) feet and one and two-thirds (1-2/3) inches; thence Southerly, parallel with the westerly lines of said lots seven (7) and six (6), eighty-four (84) feet to the southerly line of said lot six (6); thence westerly along said last mentioned line, twenty-two (22) feet and one and two third (1-2/3) inches to the place of beginning; situated in the County of Winnebago and State of Illinois. Property Code: 11-23-382-019 5. A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 308-310 East State Street, Rockford, Illinois 61104 6. An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: a) Date of mortgage: August 31, 2010 b) Names of mortgagor: Kong Feng Ni c) Name of mortgagee: Bank of Lake Mills d) Date and place of recording: September 2, 2010 Winnebago County Recorder’s Office Rockford, Illinois e) Identification of recording: Document No. 20101032336 NOW, THEREFORE, unless you, all Non-Record Claimants, and Unknown Owners, Defendants, file your answer to the Verified Complaint for Foreclosure in this cause or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Winnebago County, Illinois, held in the Winnebago County Courthouse, in the City of Rockford, 400 West State Street, on or before the 11th day of June, 2018, default may be entered against you and each of you at any time after that day and a Judgment for Foreclosure may be entered in accordance with the prayer of the Verified Complaint for Foreclosure. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2018. BANK OF LAKE MILLS, a Wisconsin Banking Corporation, Plaintiff OLIVER CLOSE, LLC BY: /s/ Karl F. Winkler Karl F. Winkler PREPARED BY: Karl F. Winkler, Esq., ARDC 3042499 OLIVER CLOSE LLC 124 North Water Street, Suite 300 Rockford, IL 61107 815.963.0009 815.963.0339 fax kwinkler@oliverclose.com 8927R TRRT 5/23

n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS LEANDRO ESCAMILLA and SYLVIA ESCAMILLA, Plaintiffs, vs. PAUL JOHNS, Defendant. Case No: 2009 L 467 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION YOU, PAUL JOHNS, ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition to Revive a Judgment in the above case has been filed with the Circuit Court in Winnebago County, Illinois. UNLESS YOU FILE YOUR ANSWER or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the office of the clerk of this court at the Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 West State Street, Rockford, Illinois, on or before June 28, 2018, THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE PETITION TO REVIVE A JUDGMENT MAY BE GRANTED. Dated: May 1, 2018. LEANDRO ESCAMILLA AND SYLVIA ESCAMILLA, Plaintiffs OLIVER CLOSE, LLC By: /s/ Ann T. Dempsey Ann T. Dempsey Ann T. Dempsey # 6208364 OLIVER CLOSE, LLC 124 North Water Street, Suite 300 Post Office Box 4749 Rockford, IL 61110-4749 Telephone: (815) 963-0009 Email Address: adempsey@ oliverclose.com 8928R TRRT 5/23 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of: JULIE H. PAVLIK, Deceased. CASE NO. 2018 P 159 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE is given of the death of Julie H. Pavlik. Letters of Office were issued on April 18, 2018 to Sandra Walk who is the Executor of the estate. The attorney for the estate is Timothy F. Horning, 3400 North Rockton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before November 30, 2018 that date being at least six (6) months from the date of first publication, or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975 as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk – Probate Division at the Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 West State Street, Rockford, Illinois, or with the estate legal representatives, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Circuit Clerk’s Office – Probate Division, must be mailed or delivered to the estate legal representatives and to their attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Dated: May 3, 2018 Sandra Walk Executor of the Estate of Julie H. Pavlik, Deceased Timothy F. Horning (#973) MEYER & HORNING, P.C. 3400 North Rockton Ave. Rockford, IL 61103 (815) 636-9300 8930R TRRT 5/23 n n n STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO PROBATE DIVISION ESTATE OF: ROBERT E. BARKER,

Deceased. 18 P 149 CLAIM NOTICE AND NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES Notice is given of the death of ROBERT E. BARKER. An order was entered on April 28, 2014, admitting the will of ROBERT E. BARKER to probate, and letters of office were issued on April 2, 2018, to Cynthia Hyland, P.O. Box 15356, Loves Park, IL, 61132, who is the independent executor of the Estate. The attorney for the estate is the Law Office of Timothy A. Miller, 515 North Court Street, Suite 105, Rockford, Illinois 61103. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before November 9, 2018, that date being at least six (6) months from the date of first publication, or within three (3) months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975 as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk - Probate Division - at the Winnebago County Court House, 400 W. State Street, Rockford, Illinois, or with the estate legal representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Circuit Clerk’s Office - Probate Division - must be mailed or delivered to the estate legal representative and to his/her attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. In addition, heirs and legatees of ROBERT E. BARKER whose names and/or post office addresses may not have been stated in the Petition for Probate of Will and For Letters Testamentary have certain rights, the following is a statement of those rights: NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES WILL ADMITTED Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original order of admission of the will to probate, any heir or legatee may file a petition with the court to require proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court, or other evidence, as provided in Section 6-21 of the Probate Act (Ch. 755, Illinois Compiled Statutes, Sec. 5/6-21 ). You also have the right under Section 81 of the Probate Act (Ch. 755, Illinois Compiled States, Sec. 5/8-1) to contest the validity of the will by filing a petition with the court within six (6) months after admission of the will to probate. RIGHTS OF INTERESTED PERSON DURING INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION; FORM OF PETITION TO TERMINATE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION An order granting independent administration of decedent’s estate has been entered. This means that the executor or administrator will not have to obtain court orders or file estate papers in court during probate.  The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless an interested person asks the court to become involved. Under Section 284 of the Probate Act (Ch. 755, Illinois Compiled States, Sec. 5/28-4), any interested person may terminate independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk of the court.  However, if there is a will which directs independent administration, independent administration will be terminated only if the court finds there is good cause to require supervised administration; and if the petitioner is a creditor or nonresiduary legatee, independent administration will be terminated only if the court finds that termination is necessary to protect the petitioner’s interest. Cynthia Hyland

Independent Executor Dated: May 2, 2018 Timothy A. Miller, ARDC #06198854 LAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MILLER P.C. 515 North Court Street uite 105 Rockford, IL 61103 Tel: (815) 600-8798 8931R TRRT 5/23 n n n IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Plaintiff, -v.DAVID JOHN SOMMERFIELD, et al Defendant 2017-CH-0000793 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 19, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 12:30 PM on June 7, 2018, at the NLT TITLE, LLC., 6885 Vistagreen Way, ROCKFORD, IL, 61107, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR (104) AS DESIGNATED UPON PLAT NO.3 OF SHAW FARM, BEING A RE- SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 63-69 AND 78-84 OF PLAT NO. 2 OF SHAW FARM, IN SECTION 16, T.44 N., R.2 E. OF THE 3RD P.M., THE PLAT OF WHICH SUBDIVISION IS RECORDED IN BOOK 36 OF PLATS ON PAGE 90 IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 5562 LAMBETH LANE, ROCKFORD, IL 61107 Property Index No. 12-16203-003. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU

HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-15014. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc. com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-15014 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 2017 -CH0000793 TJSC#: 38-3817 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I3086602 P8939R TRRT 5/23 n n n ADOPTION NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO SS. In the matter of the Petition for Adoption of ADRIAN VELAZCO and DAMIAN VELAZCO, 2018-AD-84 To Unknown Biological Father and All Whom It May Concern: TAKE NOTICE that a Petition was filed in the Circuit Court of Winnebago County, Illinois, for the adoption of two minor children named ADRIAN VELAZCO and DAMIAN VELAZCO. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, and all whom it may concern, file your answer to the Petition in the action or otherwise file your appearance therein in said Circuit Court of Winnebago County, Room 108 in the City of Rockford, Illinois on or before the 11th day of June, 2018, a default may be entered against you any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. Dated: April 26, 2018 Thomas A. Klein Clerk of the Circuit Court Attorney M. Allyson Misevich 4001 N. Perryville Road, Ste. D-201 Loves Park, IL 61111 815-397-0300 815-397-0600 misevichlaw@aol.com 8936R TRRT 5/23 n n n ADOPTION NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO SS. In the matter of the Petition for

Adoption of HAYDEN JACKSON LEWAN, 2018-AD-83 To Unknown Biological Father and All Whom It May Concern: TAKE NOTICE that a Petition was filed in the Circuit Court of Winnebago County, Illinois, for the adoption of a minor child named HAYDEN JACKSON LEWAN. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, and all whom it may concern, file your answer to the Petition in the action or otherwise file your appearance therein in said Circuit Court of Winnebago County, Room 108 in the City of Rockford, Illinois on or before the 11th day of June, 2018, a default may be entered against you any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. Dated: April 26, 2018 Thomas A. Klein Clerk of the Circuit Court Attorney M. Allyson Misevich 4001 N. Perryville Road, Ste. D-201 Loves Park, IL 61111 815-397-0300 815-397-0600 misevichlaw@aol.com 8937R TRRT 5/23 n n n ADOPTION NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO SS. In the matter of the Petition for Adoption of ARIEL SHIBA and CLARA SHIBA, 2018-AD-56 To Unknown Biological Father and All Whom It May Concern: TAKE NOTICE that a Petition was filed in the Circuit Court of Winnebago County, Illinois, for the adoption of two minor children named ARIEL SHIBA and CLARA SHIBA. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, and all whom it may concern, file your answer to the Petition in the action or otherwise file your appearance therein in said Circuit Court of Winnebago County, Room 108 in the City of Rockford, Illinois on or before the 11th day of June, 2018, a default may be entered against you any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. Dated: April 26, 2018 Thomas A. Klein Clerk of the Circuit Court Attorney M. Allyson Misevich 4001 N. Perryville Road, Ste. D-201 Loves Park, IL 61111 815-397-0300 815-397-0600 misevichlaw@aol.com 8938R TRRT 5/23 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a General Building Contractor business in said County and State under the name of Woodfield Homes at the following post office addresses: 2831 Ware Rd., Rockford, IL 61114; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Jeffrey Leeson SIGNED: Jeffrey Leeson 5/2/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 2nd day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Kayla Hilliard, DEPUTY 8932R TRRT 5/23 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the un-

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dersigned intend to conduct and transact a Epoxy Flooring business in said County and State under the name of Epoxy Pros at the following post office addresses: 5063 Granite St., Loves Park, IL 61111; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Branden Adamson SIGNED: Branden Adamson 5/2/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 2nd day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Kayla Hilliard, DEPUTY 8933R TRRT 5/23 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Iggy Landscaping business in said County and State under the name of Iggy Landscaping at the following post office addresses: 319 Cole Ave., Rockford, IL 61102; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Ignacio Nieto SIGNED: Ignacio Nieto 5/2/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 2nd day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Kayla Hilliard, DEPUTY 8934R TRRT 5/23 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Auto and Truck Glass Replacement Company business in said County and State under the name of Loves Park Auto and Truck Glass at the following post office addresses: 6200 Material Ave., Loves Park, IL 61111; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Leonard Bernstein SIGNED: Leonard Bernstein 5/2/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 2nd day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Kayla Hilliard, DEPUTY 8935R TRRT 5/23 n n n ASSUMED NAME CERTIFICATE OF INTENTION STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO This is to certify that the undersigned intend to conduct and transact a Lawn Care business in said County and State under the name of Sal Services Lawncare at the following post office addresses: 607 N. Rockford Ave., Rockford, IL 61107; that the true and real full names of all persons owning, conducting or transacting such business are as follows: Obdulio Cruz SIGNED: Obdulio Cruz 5/4/18 Subscribed and sworn (or affirmed to) before me, this 4th day of May, A.D. 2018. Tiana J. McCall, COUNTY CLERK Thalia Gallardo, DEPUTY 8940R TRRT 5/23


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n n n REAL ESTATE NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS NEW PENN FINANCIAL, LLC D/B/A SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING Plaintiff, -v.- MANUEL ZUNIGA, et al Defendant 16 CH 554 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 20, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 12:30 PM on June 1, 2018, at the NLT TITLE, LLC., 6885 Vistagreen Way, ROCKFORD, IL, 61107, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 4403 NEWBURG, ROCKFORD, IL 61108 Property Index No. 12-32-226-001. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 258533. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 258533 Case Number: 16 CH 554 TJSC#: 38-3467 I3085550 P8900R TRRT 5/16 n n n REAL ESTATE NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Plaintiff, -v.- DAVID JOHN SOMMERFIELD, et al Defendant 2017-CH-0000793 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 19, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 12:30 PM on June 7, 2018, at the NLT TITLE, LLC., 6885 Vistagreen Way, ROCKFORD, IL, 61107, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5562 LAMBETH LANE, ROCKFORD, IL 61107 Property Index No. 12-16-203-003. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information.

If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-17-15014. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-17-15014 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 2017 -CH- 0000793 TJSC#: 38-3817 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I3086602 P8939R TRRT 5/23 n n n REAL ESTATE NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY - ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. ESTEBAN MORGA; TAMMY MORGA; Defendants, 15 ch 171 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at Intercounty’s Winnebago County office, 7210 East State Street, Suite 102, Rockford, Illinois 61108, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 12-30-252-005. Commonly known as 3106 Harney Court, Rockford, IL 61108. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-020801 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3085382 P8901R TRRT 5/16 n n n REAL ESTATE NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY - ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. BRITTANY S. FORMAN; MICHAEL B. RENELLO; LVNV LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF FFPM CARMEL HOLDINGS I LLC; ROGERS ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A ROGERS HOLLANDS JEWELERS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BRITTANY S. FORMAN, IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MICHAEL B. RENELLO, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 17 CH 711 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at Intercounty’s Winnebago County office, 7210 East State Street, Suite 102, Rockford, Illinois 61108, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 12-32-305-014. Commonly known as 3704 Oklahoma Drive, Rockford, IL 61108. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call sales department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455. WA17-0420 I3085374 P8902R TRRT 5/16 n n n REAL ESTATE NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS-IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO – STILLMAN BANCCORP, N.A. vs. TODD J. FENDLER; ROCK RIVER WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT; QBE HOLDINGS, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS - Case No. 17-CH-07 NOTICE OF COURT SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Stillman BancCorp., N.A., Mr. Tom R. Hughes, 101 East Main Street, P.O. Box 150; telephone 815-645-2023. (B) The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is: 6090 Strathmoor Dr. – Unit # 3, Rockford, IL 61107 (C) A description of the improvements on the real estate is: Commercial Real Estate. (D) The real estate may be inspected prior to sale at the following times: Not available. (E) The time and place of the sale are: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, 650 W. State St., Rockford, IL. (F) The terms of the sale are: open, verbal bidding to the highest and best bidder for cash or cashier’s check. In the event Plaintiff is the successful bidder at sale, the Sheriff will accept Plaintiff’s receipt for its distributive share of the sale proceeds in lieu of cash. The sale is subject to court approval. The buyer may not be entitled to possession until 30 days after the court has confirmed the sale. THE PROPERTY IS SOLD “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605-9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). (G) Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, but have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record. By: GEORGE P. HAMPILOS, Attorneys for Plaintiff HAMPILOS & ASSOCIATES, LTD., #6210622 308 West State Street, Suite 210, Rockford, Illinois 61101 815-962-0044. 8906R TRRT 5/16 n n n REAL ESTATE NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY - ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. ANNIE L. HOWARD; THE CLEARING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ANNIE L. HOWARD, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 17 CH 598 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at Intercounty’s Winnebago County office, 7210 East State Street, Suite 102, Rockford, Illinois 61108, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 12-03-477-002. Commonly known as 6811 Cummins Drive, Rockford, IL 61114. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call sales department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455. WA17-0348 I3086034 P8926R TRRT 5/23 n n n REAL ESTATE NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (‘’FANNIE MAE’’), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Plaintiff, -v.- FRANCISCO RIVAS, SR., et al Defendant 17 CH 705 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 23, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 12:30 PM on June 26, 2018, at the NLT TITLE, LLC., 6885 Vistagreen Way, ROCKFORD, IL, 61107, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1123 ARNOLD AVENUE, ROCKFORD, IL 61108 Property Index No. 12-28-329-024. The real estate is improved with a tan vinyl siding, one story single family home, attached two car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file number 255276. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 346-9088 E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com Attorney File No. 255276 Case Number: 17 CH 705 TJSC#: 38-2637 I3085049 P8947R TRRT 5/30 n n n REAL ESTATE NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WINNEBAGO COUNTY - ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, NA; Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT T. MURRAY AKA ROBERT MURRAY; PEGGY MURRAY; Defendants, 17 CH 637 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at Intercounty’s Winnebago County office, 7210 East State Street, Suite 102, Rockford, Illinois 61108, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 11-16-376-019. Commonly known as 2718 Ashland Court, Rockford, IL 61101. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. For information call Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 17-025757 F2 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I3086840 P8948R TRRT 5/30


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Albies, Bautista homer as Braves outslug Cubs 6-5 By Mike Helfgot AP Sports Writer

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CHICAGO (AP) — Nobody expected 5-foot-9 Ozzie Albies to be among the major league home run leaders. Same with the Atlanta Braves’ rise to the top of the NL East. They’ve made a believer of Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista connected for a threerun shot and the Braves held off Chicago 6-5 on Monday. Julio Teheran (4-1) pitched six innings and Tyler Flowers hit his first homer this season as NL-leading Atlanta (25-15) won for the sixth time in seven games. The Braves moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since July 28, 2014. “It’s one of those things because the names aren’t big — they’re going to be big names in a couple years,” Maddon said. “They’ll be more easily identifiable. They have some really great talent there. I’m a big fan.” A.J. Minter worked a shaky ninth inning for his second save in the makeup of an April 15 rainout. Minter hit Ian Happ to force in a run with two out, but Kris Bryant lined out to left to end the game. Chicago closed out a 5-2 homestand with its second straight loss. Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. each hit a two-run homer, but Jose Quintana (4-3) allowed all three Atlanta homers after pitching six sparkling innings against Miami in his previous start. The 21-year-old Albies drove Quintana’s second pitch the opposite way into the bleachers in right for his fourth career leadoff homer. The rookie second baseman tied Manny Machado, Mookie Betts and Bryce Harper for the major league lead in homers. He also doubled and singled. “A lot of quality at-bats throughout the whole ballgame, especially against Quintana,” Flowers said. “Right out of the gate, too. It’s always nice to get him on the ropes a little bit, get a couple runs across and give Julio something to work with.” Almora went deep in the second, and Bryant connected in the third, but the Cubs were unable to keep up with the slugging Braves. Flowers, Quintana’s former batterymate with the Chicago White Sox, hit a two-run shot in the third, a towering drive over the

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wall in left-center. Bautista lifted Atlanta to a 6-4 lead in the fifth, belting a drive to left for his second homer since joining the club on May 4. Teheran allowed four runs and four hits, struck out one and walked three. The 27-year-old right-hander had a scoreless streak of 16 2/3 innings before Almora’s second homer of the season. Sam Freeman replaced Teheran and got one out before departing with runners on first and second. Shane Carle then came in and retired each of his five batters while extending his scoreless streak to 13 innings. Quintana was tagged for six runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings against a Braves team that has been feasting on left-handed pitching. Atlanta is 8-3 against lefty starters. WORTH NOTING Players and coaches on both teams wore No. 42 jerseys after they were unable to play on Jackie Robinson Day last month. Both teams were traveling to Atlanta after the game to begin a three-game set Tuesday night. It’s the first time the Cubs will play an opponent on consecutive days in different cities since April 16-17, 1990. THIRTY DOWN, TWO TO GO Bautista has homered in 28 current big-league parks and 30 overall after his first one at Wrigley Field gave the Braves the lead for good in the third inning. Petco Park in San Diego and Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia are the only current big league stadiums he has not homered in. The 37-year-old has 333 career homers. TRAINER’S ROOM Cubs: Jason Heyward (concussion) will travel with the team to Atlanta, but Maddon said his return date is still unknown. He became eligible to come off the seven-day concussion list Monday. ... RHP Yu Darvish (virus) remains on track to come off the disabled list and pitch Tuesday against the Braves. UP NEXT Darvish (0-3, 6.00 ERA) will oppose Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (3-2, 3.21 ER A) on Tuesday night. Foltynewicz has limited opponents to two earned runs or less in seven of his eight starts.


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Man of the hour: OTA’s a start at Trubisky taking control of Bears By Robert Zeglinski Contributor

This time last year, Mike Glennon was the toast of Chicago. The man everyone at Halas Hall believed in. Okay, that’s not true. But the Bears sure acted like they believed in Glennon as their quarterback, for as much as everyone else wasn’t convinced. Everyone else was rightfully, frustratingly focused on Mitchell Trubisky taking the mantel, a decision that took much longer than it should have. If all goes according to plan, the blip of drama concerning Trubisky and Glennon in the 2017 off-season is wiped from memory. Nobody remembers that the Bears anointed the ineffective Glennon over Trubisky if Trubisky pans out. The fact of the matter is, no one remembers that Glennon kept Trubisky sidelined, even if the young quarterback doesn’t live up to snuff. What a difference a year can make. Going into his second season as a starter with limitless pressure on him to shine, Trubisky enters 2018 as the unquestioned face of the Bears’ franchise for the first time. Unlike with Glennon, the Bears have pushed very remaining chip they have on Trubisky becoming a superstar and the type of quarterback that can make them contenders. There are no developmental stars in the pipeline. Chicago isn’t drafting a quarterback any time soon. This is it. It’s Trubisky or bust: the way it should be in an organizational hierarchy. This is fresh territory at the NFL level for Trubisky, but not something he isn’t wholly unaccustomed to. After all, it took two years for Trubisky to eventually start in college at North Carolina. That was part of the reason some had concerns about drafting him due to a limited sample size of 13 starts in college. Now famously, Tar Heels head coach kept Trubisky benched in favor of the effective Marqise Williams. Every now and then, Trubisky would get to shine in relief, but he was never offered the full opportunity to take the helm. No one could have predicted the quarterback throwing 30 touchdowns to just six interceptions in his first year as a college starter. That includes Fedora, who defended his decision saying that “no one knew he was gonna blow up like he did.” In many ways, perhaps this was the ideal for Trubisky. Gestating in college allowed him to self-motivate. To use his detractors’ criticisms as fuel to get better. To be prepared for the moment, much like his much shorter but similar

experience with the Bears. Yes, Williams did play better than the objective failure of Glennon’s short-lived tenure, but the similarities remain. Trubisky had to wait. And he never showed signs of incessant impatience. As the Bears toyed with an inept Glennon that generally struggled to move the ball in the 2017 preseason, and had 10 turnovers in four September games: you never heard a complaint from Trubisky. Just professionalism and support for the man in front. “I think it’s more of how I can make myself better each day, how I can be the best version of me and how I can make the people around me better,” Trubisky said once he began to receive first team starting reps last August. “That’s one of the things I can control and I’m just focused on what I can control: my effort, my attitude.” This was a young quarterback that wasn’t going to count his chickens (or Bears) before they hatch. The past had taught him this patience. Trubisky bid his time and polished his craft, as cliche as it sounds. Moving forward, and with ironically 12 pro starts under his belt (to those 13 in college) Trubisky doesn’t have to stay quiet. The Bears under general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy have done everything in their power to give their quarterback the largest soapbox possible. They want Trubisky to take control. They want him to be in complete command of not only their offense, but the Bears’ organization from top to bottom. What it boils down to for Chicago is that the only people the second-year prized quarterback answers to is Pace and Nagy themselves. And even then, they won’t micromanage. That’s not the theme of this 2018 off-season. That’s not what they desire for their hopeful franchise quarterback. The wheel is Trubisky’s to grapple with and grapple alone with a surrounding foundation. The way the Bears have operated, they believe he can handle it. With organized team activities starting this week, this ship is Trubisky’s alone to steer. He has the full backing of the franchise. Now he just has to make good on the Bears’ faith in him. Given his past experiences, something says he’s ready to light it up in this initial shot, mirroring his time at Chapel Hill. R. Robert is your guy for all things Bears. Follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.

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IceHogs roll to conference finals

The Rockford IceHogs shake hands with Manitoba players last Friday after sweeping the Moose to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since joining the AHL in 2007. (IceHogs photo by Alec Reicher)

By Jim Hagerty Reporter

ROCKFORD – The Rockford IceHogs wasted no time doing away with the Manitoba Moose last Friday to remain perfect in the playoffs and advance to the AHL Western Conference Finals. The 6-3 drubbing came from four players who posted multi-point efforts and Collin Delia’s 35 saves in front of a spirited, red-cladded BMO Harris Bank Center crowd. Delia now owns the IceHogs’ all-time record for consecutive playoff wins by a goaltender with seven, and the 2017-18 Hogs set a new team record, also for consecutive playoff wins, with seven. The Hogs outscored the Moose 18-7 through their series, and with four power-play goals tonight now lead the League with 15 tallies on the man-advantage.

“Right when we skated out, I felt like it was going to be an amazing night,” Delia said about Friday’s win. “The energy the fans bring is second to none. I don’t think I’ve played in a more excited building. Friday’s tilt included 10 Manitoba penalties, something the IceHogs expected after the Moose fell 3-0. And although Rockford found the penalty box eight times, their special teams more than did their jobs. The IceHogs capitalized with four power-play goals, including a highlight-reel quality penalty shot by Victor Ejdsell in the second period. “We knew they had some undisciplined players and some hotheads,” Delia said. “So, we had to keep our composure because I think at a certain point they realized they couldn’t play with us and

they were just trying to drag us down. I thought we did really good maintaining that composure.” For the first time this postseason, Rockford opened the scoring in Game 4, a power-play goal from Cody Franson, his third playoff marker five minutes into the contest. The Moose found the equalizer eight minutes later. The clubs traded goals from there and headed into the first intermission with a 2-2 tie. It was all Rockford in the second period as the IceHogs exploded for three goals, including a second power-play strike from Franson. Chris DiDomenico and Adam Clendening assisted on both Franson goals. DiDomenico finished the night with a goal and two assists. Andreas Martinsen added an emptynet insurance goal for Rockford in the third period just before Manitoba lit the

lamp for a meaningless strike with 10 second left in the game. “We wanted to close it out,” coach Jeremy Colliton said. “It wasn’t always perfect, but we got some important goals at key times. We got some saves at key times and we were physical and hard to play against. That was the series.” The IceHogs will now head to the Western Conference Final for the first time in AHL franchise history, where they will take on the Texas Stars in a best-of-7 series beginning Friday at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, just outside of Austin. The series shifts back to the BMO Harris Bank Center for Game 3 Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased at IceHogs. com, by calling 815 968-5222 or at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office. R.

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