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Deputy City Manager and Finance Director Roscoe Stelford oversees the bond issuance process for Woodstock. The city has taken out alternate revenue bonds for many of its major capital projects, including The Aquatic Center at Emricson Park, Stage Left Cafe at the Opera House (pictured) and the Woodstock Public Library.

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akewood officials say that without a controversial bond issuance, the RedTail subdivision wouldn’t be what it is today: beautiful upscale homes nestled on a sprawling 18-hole golf course anchored by a small strip mall. Rewind to the early 1990s, when the golf course’s developers went belly up and disappeared. Village officials used their bonding authority to rescue the development by issuing alternate revenue bonds, which are backed by identified revenue the project could bring in. Property taxes are used as a backup if revenues don’t cover the bond payments, an added security that results in lower interest rates. At the time, Lakewood officials assumed that the golf course’s membership would repay the debt the village incurred. They were wrong. RedTail wasn’t self-supporting for a number

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LOCAL GOV’TS THAT USED ALTERNATE REVENUE BONDS At least a dozen local governments have issued alternate revenue bonds, or made payments on them, since 2000. • Cary Park District • Cary School District 26 • Crystal Lake Park District • Hebron • Huntley Park District • Johnsburg • Johnsburg School

District 12 • Lake in the Hills • Lake in the Hills Sanitary District • Lakewood • Marengo • Marengo Park District • Woodstock

Sources: Information was taken from annual financial reports submitted by local governments to the Illinois Comptroller’s Office. Find those at www. and click on the “Local Government Division,” and then “view annual submitted annual financial reports.” Other local governments that told the Northwest Herald they have used alternate revenue bonds may not be listed, as there were no amounts listed in the annual financial reports submitted to the state. Amounts from school districts were received from Freedom of Information requests, as they are not required to file annual financial reports with the Illinois comptroller.

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sed properly, they’ve saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest rates. When something goes wrong, opponents decry that they’re too risky, skirt taxpayers and bust through tax caps. Alternate revenue bonds are a funding mechanism used by some local governments in Illinois to help pay for projects ranging from sewer improvements to land purchases. McHenry County College has considered issuing alternate revenue bonds if a $42 million expansion to its health and wellness programs moves forward. But a college official said last week that it’s too early in the process to outline a cost or possible funding opportunities. MCC Chairwoman Mary Miller declined Thursday to comment on whether taxpayers should have a say when it comes to offering the college’s bonding authority to finance the proposed project.

WASHINGTON – It’s not the first time that government economic engineering has produced a time bomb with a short fuse. Back in 2011, few lawmakers, if any, thought deep and indiscriminate spending cuts, totaling about $85 billion and now starting to kick in, were a smart idea. The across-the-board cuts, set up as a last-resort trigger and based on a mechanism used in the 1980s, are a reality largely because President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, failed to find a way to stop them. Republicans, influenced by tea party and other conservative factions, insisted on just spending cuts Barack to narrow the deficit. Obama Tax increases were out. Obama and the Democratic-run Senate didn’t budge from a mix of cuts and increased tax revenues. “Arbitrary” and “stupid” Obama called the auto-pilot cuts, John Boehner known as sequester. But history shows a long trail of unintended consequences from government actions – or inaction: • President Franklin D. Roosevelt, after a solid re-election victory in 1936, believed that the Great Depression was winding down. Unemployment was declining and economic activity was coming back. Roosevelt and Congress believed it was time to cut free-flowing government spending and raise taxes. The Federal Reserve tightened its financial reins. But the fragile economy couldn’t withstand the blows. The Depression roared back, lasting until the 1940s when U.S. involvement in World War II finally revived the economy. • President Ronald Reagan’s ambitious 1986 overhaul of the tax code simplified taxes and closed many loopholes, including repealing the popular tax deduction for credit-card

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8NEWS SHOWS ABC’s “This Week” – White House economic adviser Gene Sperling; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Sperling; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Rep. Raul Labrador. CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. CNN’s “State of the Union” – Sperling; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and Greg Walden, R-Ore. “Fox News Sunday” – Mitt and Ann Romney.

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Nothing gets done in Ill., D.C. Before I get started today, let me pinch myself. Ouch. And open my front blinds to take a peek. Whoa, bright. The sun did come up this morning. And turn on the TV. Blah, blah, blah. Yep, same old talking heads spewing the same old partisan nonsense on the Sunday morning politico shows. Looks like we made it. So far, anyway. Turns out this latest Doomsday scenario coming out of Washington, D.C., the one known as sequestration, isn’t the end of the world as we know it. OK, it’s barely been a full day since the automatic budget cuts were put into place because Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill failed to reach a compromise on a new plan to reduce the deficit. The sequester means our federal government will reduce spending by about $85 billion this year, much of it coming from the military. In the grand scheme of things – and by that, I mean our annual budget deficits of more than $1 trillion – $85 billion isn’t much more than loose change in Congress’s collective pocket. The fact is, we have a lot more cutting to do to right our fiscal ship. President Barack Obama hoped to postpone the sequester cuts by adopting more tax increases along with targeted budget cuts. Republicans would have none of it. All of the posturing leading up to Friday’s deadline – from both sides of the aisle – was nothing more than just that – posturing. The next doomsday comes in less than a month. On March 27, we face a government shutdown if Congress can’t reach a budget deal. The way I figure it, I’m still alive and kicking today, even after the sequestration doomsday. It’s got me kinda, sorta rooting for the shutdown. ••• Speaking of doomsday: If following the nonsense in Washington, D.C., weren’t enough ... Our elected officials in Springfield

VIEWS Dan McCaleb continue to baffle. Illinois has the worst-funded public pension system in the U.S. Underfunded by more than $90 billion, it’s crippling our state’s economy. Yet lawmakers still won’t do anything about it. House Speaker Michael Madigan, who usually prefers to handle the state’s business behind closed doors, put forth four potential reform measures on the House floor on Thursday that would have eliminated cost-of-living increases, raised the retirement age, and/or required larger pension contributions from state employees. All of them were roundly defeated. Republicans refused to even participate in the voting. As each week passes without pension reform, the pension deficit grows by millions of dollars. The state can’t pay its bills as it is, yet our elected officials continue to do nothing. For what it’s worth, state Rep. Jack Franks’ call to suspend all other legislative business until pension reform is figured out has my support. ••• Artists needed: On a more upbeat note, the city of Crystal Lake will be celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2014. In anticipation of that, a Centennial Committee has been established to plan the city’s yearlong 100th birthday party. Every good centennial needs a logo, so the committee is conducting a logo contest, and is seeking local artists to participate. Participants must either live, work or go to school in Crystal Lake for their entries to be considered. The winner of the logo contest will receive a $100 I Shop Crystal Lake gift certificate and the recognition for creating the Centennial logo, said George J. Koczwara, deputy Crystal Lake city manager. Four other finalists also will receive a $100 I Shop Crystal Lake gift certificate.

The deadline to submit an entry is March 22. Visit for contest information and a submission form. Good luck. ••• New editor: Jason Schaumburg begins his tenure Monday as Northwest Herald’s editor. As I mentioned in this space a couple of weeks ago, Schaumburg is former assistant sports editor, sports editor and managing editor of this newspaper. He’s also been the top newsroom leader at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb and the Sun-Times-owned Pioneer Press papers throughout suburban Chicago. He’s a proven journalist and leader who knows and loves McHenry County. I am starting my new position as group editor for Northwest Herald’s parent company, Shaw Media. In this position, I will oversee editorial content and production for all of Shaw’s suburban publications, including this one. I still plan to be active in the Northwest Herald newsroom and on these pages. I’ve enjoyed my time as editor, none moreso than when I’ve conversed with our loyal readers. Even when a reader called to complain about something – and those times have been many – I’ve appreciated that feedback. That means our readers care. This is as much your newspaper as it is anyone’s. When those phone calls stop, that means our readers have stopped caring, or stopped reading. Please join me in welcoming Schaumburg back – his email is Don’t hesitate to reach out to him with story ideas, comments, questions or criticisms. He’ll appreciate your feedback as I much as I do. As always, though, I’ll still be around and hope to continue hearing from you, too.

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Search for man sucked by Fla. sinkhole ended By TAMARA LUSH The Associated Press SEFFNER, Fla. – The effort to find the body of a Florida man who was swallowed by sinkhole under his Florida home was called off Saturday while crews tried to learn how far the underground cavity reaches and whether more homes are at risk. Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill said rescuers were ending the effort to find Jeff Bush’s body, and they planned to bring in heavy equipment today to begin demolishing the four-bedroom home. “At this point it’s really not possible to recover the body,” Merrill said, later adding “we’re dealing with a very unusual sinkhole.” Bush, 37, was in his bedroom Thursday night in Seffner – a suburb of 8,000 people 15 miles east of downtown Tampa – when the earth opened and took him and everything else in his room. Five others in the house escape unharmed.

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Jeremy Bush places flowers and a stuffed animal Saturday at a makeshift memorial in front of a home where a sinkhole opened up underneath a bedroom late Thursday evening and swallowed his brother, Jeffrey, in Seffner, Fla. On Saturday, the normally quiet neighborhood of concrete block homes painted in Florida pastels was jammed with cars as engineers, reporters, and curious onlookers came to the scene. At the home next door to the Bushes, a family cried and organized boxes. Testing determined their house also was compromised by the

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sinkhole, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokesman Ronnie Rivera. The family, which had evacuated Friday, was allowed to go inside for about a half-hour to gather belongings. Sisters Soliris and Elbairis Gonzalez, who live on the same street as Bushes, said rumors were circulat-

ing among neighbors, with people concerned for their safety. “I’ve had nightmares,” Soliris Gonzalez, 31, said. “In my dreams, I keep checking for cracks in the house.” They said the family has discussed where to go if forced to evacuate, and they’ve taken their important documents to a storage unit. “The rest of it, this is material stuff, as long as our family is fine,” Soliris Gonzalez said. “You never know underneath the ground what’s happening,” added Elbairis Gonzalez, 30. Experts say thousands of sinkholes erupt yearly in Florida because of the state’s unique geography, although most are small and deaths rarely occur. “There’s hardly a place in Florida that’s immune to sinkholes,” said Sandy Nettles, who owns a geology consulting company in the Tampa area. “There’s no way of ever predicting where a sinkhole is going to occur.”

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DETROIT – It appears the appointment of an emergency manager to take over Detroit’s failing finances is all but a done deal. But one question remains: Who will get the difficult, thankless job? Gov. Rick Snyder is being coy about his selection, saying only the person is “top notch.� Michigan’s Emergency Loan Board will do the official hiring of the candidate, who will provide state oversight on spending and restructuring. Whoever is chosen, he or she will not only have to tackle the city’s massive deficits and debt but also succeed in pulling Detroit out of a fiscal tailspin so steep that it’s had to borrow millions of dollars just to pay its bills and city workers’ salaries. “This will take somebody who has very deep and strong financial expertise and very deep and strong political and personal capabilities,� said Timothy Horner, a partner in the Warner Norcross & Judd

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Gov. Rick Snyder declares a financial emergency Friday during a broadcast in Detroit. The determination could lead to the appointment of an emergency manager over the city’s finances. law firm. Horner, whose firm has been closely following Detroit’s fiscal struggles because it represents businesses and creditors, told The Associated Press on Friday that the emergency manager job is “a very difficult assignment.� An appointment is unlikely to occur before Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has a chance to appeal Snyder’s determina-

tion Friday that the city is in a financial emergency. The 10-day appeal period will be followed by a March 12 hearing. It’s then that Snyder can change his mind or reaffirm his position and move forward with an emergency manager appointment. Bing said Friday he doesn’t agree with Snyder’s determination, and he is looking into the city’s options.

southern Illinois to more than 20 inches in the far northeast corner of the state. Angel says for the core winter months of December, January and February, the statewide temperature was 31.8 degrees. That’s 2.8 degrees above average.

duced legislation that would require three trustees to be graduates of SIU in Carbondale, and three to be from the university’s Edwardsville campus. That move came days after the Illinois Senate overwhelmingly rejected Gov. Pat Quinn’s appointments of replacements for three SIU board members whose terms recently expired. All of Quinn’s nominees graduated from the Carbondale campus. Quinn has asked the Senate to reconsider his selections. If Haine’s bill passes, it would require the reappointment of all current trustees.

SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers in Illinois want to slow the review process for a major electricity line project by utility company Ameren to allow more time for state officials and the public to scrutinize the plans and determine whether they are necessary. Ameren Transmission Co. is seeking regulatory approval for a 380-mile electric transmission line from Missouri to Indiana that would stretch across 19 Illinois counties. The company says the Illinois Rivers Project is meant to improve reliability and market efficiency and to meet increasing electricity demands. It warns the legislation would block power projects.

8STATE BRIEFS Colder than average February for Illinois CHAMPAIGN – The average temperature for February in Illinois was slightly colder than average, after three months of above average temperatures. That’s why Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel is saying winter finally has arrived in Illinois. The statewide average temperature for February was 29.3 degrees. That’s 1.5 degrees below average. And the statewide precipitation was 2.7 inches – about a half-inch above average. Snowfall for February ranged from less than an inch in



Geography of SIU board subject of legislation CARBONDALE – An Illinois lawmaker is pushing a measure that would ensure a stricter geographic makeup of Southern Illinois University’s board of trustees. WSIU Radio reported that Sen. Bill Haine of Alton has intro-

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Republican state Sen. Chapin Rose of Mahomet has introduced legislation that would slow the regulatory process for those plans by placing limits on the types of projects that can qualify for an expedited review by the Illinois Commerce Commission. The bill also would prevent construction of transmission lines within 1.5 miles of some public and private lands. Rose accused the company of seeking to fast-track the project to avoid scrutiny. “They want it over and done with as quickly as possible before anyone has time to catch their breath and ask the tough questions,� Rose told the (Decatur) Herald & Review. Rose said the project’s ne-

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By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press VATICAN CITY – He slipped it in at the end of his speech, and said it so quickly and softly it almost sounded like an afterthought. But in pledging his “unconditional reverence and obedience” to the next pope, Benedict XVI took a critical step toward ensuring that his decision to break with 600 years of tradition and retire as pope doesn’t create a schism within the church. It was also a very personal expression of one of the tenets of Christian tradition that dates back to Jesus’ crucifixion: obedience to a higher authority. In the two weeks since Benedict announced he would resign, questions have mounted about how much influence he would still wield and exert over the new pope. Benedict will continue to live inside the Vatican, wear the white cassock of the papacy, call himself “emeritus pope” and “Your Holiness” and even have his trusted aide continue living with him while keeping his day job as head of the new pope’s household. The Vatican has insisted there should be no problem with a reigning and a retired pope living side-by-side, that Benedict has no plans to interfere and that as of Thursday, Benedict was no longer pope. But the real concern isn’t so much about Benedict’s intentions as it is about how others might use him to undermine the new pope’s agenda or authority. “There is the risk that Benedict is aware that some people could claim in the future that they want allegiance to Benedict and not the next pope,” said the Rev. Robert Gahl, a moral theologian at Rome’s Pontifical Holy Cross University. “He wants to preclude any division in the church.”

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Pope Benedict XVI leaves after greeting the faithful Thursday from the balcony window of the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he will spend his first post-Vatican days and made his last public blessing as pope.

“There is the risk that Benedict is aware that some people could claim in the future that they want allegiance to Benedict and not the next pope. He wants to preclude any division in the church.” The Rev. Robert Gahl Theologian at Pontiical Holy Cross University in Rome One needs to look only at the last time a pope abdicated to understand how real that risk was, at least in history: Pope Gregory XII stepped down in 1415 as part of a deal to end the Great Western Schism, when dueling papal claimants split the church. Gregory and all the cardinals who elected him pope in 1406 had pledged to abdicate if the rival Pope Benedict XIII in Avignon, France, did the same. While the endgame didn’t work out exactly as planned, Gregory did step down and the split was even-

tually healed. The “shock” of that schism “certainly influenced the collective mentality of the church of Rome” and contributed to the tradition of popes reigning until death, church historian Giovanni Maria Vian, editor of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, said. Today, the Catholic Church already has fringe groups not in full communion with Rome, such as the ultratraditionalist Society of St. Pius X, with whom Benedict took extraordinary measures

to reconcile during his eight years as pope. If the next pope were to roll back some of Benedict’s overtures toward the group, which included allowing greater use of the pre-Vatican II Mass in Latin, some of its members could try to pressure the new pope by saying “ ‘We want to be in full communion, but only if Benedict accepts us,’ ” noted Gahl. By pledging his own obedience to the new pope, Benedict has undercut any such scenario. Benedict also took measures to ensure that the election of his successor was free of any possible claims of illegitimacy, in another bid to thwart those who might still claim him as pope. He issued a final legal document giving the College of Cardinals the right to move up the start date of the conclave.

The cardinals could have interpreted the previous rules as giving them that right, but Benedict made it crystal clear to avoid any suggestion that the election itself wasn’t valid. In that same document, Benedict also moved to ensure that his successor is viewed as the only legitimate pope by requiring the cardinals who elected him to make a public pledge of obedience to him during one of his first Masses as pope. Under previous rules, the cardinals make that pledge only in the privacy of the Sistine Chapel immediately after the election. “They represent the whole church, the universal church,” Gahl said of the cardinals, adding that such a public show of deference to the new pope’s authority was a powerful message to all believers.

Actions, words spoke of eventual resignation By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press VATICAN CITY – Benedict XVI stunned the world when he announced Feb. 11 he would resign as pope. But in retrospect, all the signs were there, and they even accelerated in recent months. Here’s a look at the hints Benedict dropped starting in 2005, his first year as pope, indicating that unlike his predecessors over 600 years, his papacy would end in retirement, not death. • In his first encyclical “God is Love” – published

eight months after he was elected – Benedict wrote about service. “It is God who governs the world, not we. We offer him our service only to the extent that we can, and for as long as he grants us the strength.” • Five years later, in the 2010 book “Light of the World,” Benedict made it more explicit and personal. “If a pope clearly realizes that he is no longer physically, psychologically and spiritually capable of handling the duties of his office, then he has a right, and under some circumstances, also an obli-

gation to resign.” • In March 2012, according to the Vatican newspaper, he decided to resign after an exhausting trip to Mexico and Cuba. He told only a handful of people and the only visible sign for those in the know would come seven months later when renovations began on the monastery in the Vatican gardens where he will live. • In June, the Vatican appointed Fox News correspondent Greg Burke as a senior media adviser in the secretariat of state, perhaps anticipating the crush of media interest in all things Vatican.

Burke has become a much sought-after television commentator in recent weeks. • In November, Benedict created six new cardinals – not a single one from Italy or Europe – making a very international final mark on the club that would elect his successor. • In December, he received the final report of the commission of cardinals investigating the leaks of his personal papers and he pardoned the butler who stole them, closing a chapter on an embarrassing and damaging scandal so that his successor wouldn’t have

to deal with it. He has, however, left it for the new pope to decide what to do with the report. • In December, he named his closest aide, Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, to be head of the papal household and promoted him to an archbishop, thus assuring his future career after Benedict was no longer pope. • In January, he consolidated the Vatican’s media accreditation operations, perhaps in anticipation of the throngs of journalists converging on Rome for the conclave.

BOSTON – Mitt Romney is back, if only briefly. The former Republican presidential candidate is reemerging after nearly four months in seclusion at his Southern California home. Former aides describe his burst of activity this month – a national broadcast interview, a speech at a gathering of conservatives – as a thank you tour of sorts designed to close out a lengthy political career. His party isn’t exactly clamoring for his return. In his first public comments in months, Romney used a Fox News interview to criticize President Barack Obama’s leadership. The former Massachusetts governor said Obama Mitt Romney has been “flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing” instead of preventing Washington’s latest budget crisis. In about two weeks, Romney is to deliver his first postelection speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. A few Republican governors who aggressively supported Romney’s presidential bid last fall offered lukewarm responses in recent days to the question of Romney’s future role in the GOP. Conservative leaders suggest they’re ready for a new era without a prominent Romney role. “He has every right to be involved. And certainly he gave a lot for the cause,” said Tim Phillips, president of the national conservative group Americans for Prosperity. “But most of the movement is wanting to look forward. They want to look forward to the next generation of leaders.” Without a public office or a prominent position in the private sector, Romney lacks a ready platform. Before Romney, the previous two losing nominees, Republican John McCain in 2008 and Democrat John Kerry in 2004, eased their way back into national politics through the Senate seats they retained after the elections. But almost immediately after his defeat, Romney retreated to the privacy of his California home.

Privacy concerns mount over Ark. police photographing license plates By JEANNIE NUSS The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Little Rock may not be a likely terrorism target or a gang crime hotspot, but the Arkansas capital has decided to follow the example of high-security cities by expanding electronic surveillance of its streets. A police car with a device that photographs license plates moves through the city and scans the traffic on the streets, relaying the data it collects to a computer for sifting. Police say the surveillance helps identify stolen cars and drivers with outstanding arrest warrants. It also allows authorities to monitor where average citizens might be at any particular time. That bothers some residents, as well as groups that oppose public intrusions into individual privacy. The groups are becoming more alarmed about license plate tracking as a growing number of police departments acquire the technology. Although authorities in Washington, D.C., London and Chicago conduct extensive electronic surveillance

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Little Rock police officer Grant Humphries looks at a computer monitor connected to a camera mounted near the rear window of his patrol car Jan. 16 in Little Rock, Ark. of public areas to detect security threats or deter gang crime, “Today, increasingly, even towns without stoplights have license plate readers,” said Catherine Crump, a New York-based staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. In Little Rock, even some city officials wonder about keeping data on drivers’ movements. “It bothered me particularly if someone wasn’t guilty of a crime or didn’t have any active warrants or hadn’t committed a crime,” City Director

Ken Richardson said. However, Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas said the law enforcement benefits outweigh any concerns about possible abuse of the information, which, as a public record, is legally available for anyone to see. He said the department may get more of the devices. “Should that potential of misuse therefore eliminate the capacity of law enforcement to collect data which has a legitimate purpose for the safety of our officers or the appropriateness of enforcement actions? I don’t think so,” he said.

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Ceremony for Monitor sailors stirs familial ties By STEVE SZKOTAK The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. – A century and a half after USS Monitor sank, the interment of two unknown crewmen found in the Civil War ironclad’s turret is bringing together people from across the country with distant but powerful ties to those who died aboard. The ceremony Friday at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington will include Monitor kin who believe the two sailors – whose remains were discovered in 2002 – are their ancestors, despite DNA testing that has failed to make a conclusive link. But the families stress the interment pays homage to all 16 Union sailors who died when the ship went down, and nearly 100 people

from Maine to California are expected to attend. “When I learned they were going to do a memorial and have the burial at Arlington, it was like, ‘I can’t miss that,’ ” said Andy Bryan of Holden, Maine, who will travel with his daughter, Margaret, to the capital. He said DNA testing found a 50 percent likelihood that Monitor crewman William Bryan, his great-greatgreat-uncle, was one of the two found in the summer of 2002, when the 150-ton turret was raised from the ocean floor off Cape Hatteras, N.C. “If it’s not William Bryan, I’m OK with that,” Bryan said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing, and I feel like I should be there.” The same holds true for Diana Rambo of Fresno, Ca-

lif. She said her mother, Jane Nicklis Rowland, was told of the ceremony for Monitor crewman Jacob Nicklis a week before her death in December, at age 90. He was Rowland’s great-uncle. That, Rambo said, makes the interment especially poignant. Rambo, too, suspects Nicklis was one of the two in the turret. “We know he was on the ship,” she said. “We know he was one of the 16.” Two weeks ago, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the two probably would be the last Navy personnel from the Civil War to be buried at Arlington. He’ll speak at the interment. “It’s important we honor these brave men and all they represent as we reflect upon the significant role Monitor and her crew had in setting the course of our modern Navy,” he said.

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Kerry: Divided Egypt needs political compromise By AYA BATRAWY and MATTHEW LEE The Associated Press CAIRO – Egypt’s bickering government and opposition need to overcome their differences to create “a sense of political and economic viability” if the country is to thrive as a democracy, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday. He urged them to compromise for the good of the country. In meetings with Egypt’s foreign minister and opposition politicians, some of whom plan to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections, Kerry said an agreement on economic reforms to seal a $4.8 billion International

Monetary Fund loan package was critical. Closing the IMF deal also will unlock significant U.S. assistance promised by President Barack Obama last year. But Kerry’s message to the liberal and secular opposition may have been blunted as only six of the 11 guests invited by the U.S. Embassy turned up to see the top American diplomat at a group meeting, and three of those six said they still intended to boycott the April polls, according to participants. Undaunted, Kerry told reporters he had heard great passion from those who did attend and was convinced they wanted to work in Egypt’s best interests. But after meeting with For-

eign Minister Kamel Amr, he acknowledged the difficulty in overcoming the deep differences. He said he would make that point to President Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist from the Muslim Brotherhood, in their talks Sunday. “I say with both humility and with a great deal of respect that getting there requires a genuine give-and-take among Egypt’s political leaders and civil society groups just as we are continuing to struggle with that in our own country,” Kerry told reporters, in apparent reference to the stalemate in Washington over the federal budget. ‘There must be a willingness on all sides to make meaningful compromises on

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr leave after a news conference Saturday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo, Egypt. the issues that matter most to all of the Egyptian people.”

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a Nobel peace laureate who heads the National Salvation Front, an opposition coalition calling for the election boycott. He also met privately with Amr Moussa, a former minister under ex-President Hosni Mubarak who’s now aligned with the Salvation Front. Moussa, an ex-Arab League head, ran for president last summer. Neither ElBaradei nor Moussa attended the group meeting. The Salvation Front says now is not the time for elections that will further polarize the country while violent clashes continue between protesters and security forces, further shaking the faltering economy.

Syria, Iran say Assad to lead until ’14 By ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM The Associated Press

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Egyptian activists burn a poster depicting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a protest Saturday outside the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt.

Violent protests break out outside of Cairo By AYA BATRAWY and MOSAAD EL–GOHARY The Associated Press PORT SAID, Egypt – Violent protests erupted outside Egypt’s capital Saturday as activists accused police of using excessive force in two cities and running over protesters, including one who was crushed to death by an armored vehicle. The violence in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura and the Suez Canal city of Port Said came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo meeting with opposition figures. Some liberals and seculars are angry that Washington is urging them to take part in next month’s parliamentary elections and see U.S. support for the vote as backing for President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party. The U.S. Embassy invited 11 opposition figures to meet with Kerry, but five declined. The U.S. State Department said Kerry had a telephone conversation with opposition figurehead and Nobel laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, who heads the opposition National Salvation Front. Kerry also met with Amr Moussa, a longtime diplomat and prominent figure in the group. Kerry was scheduled to meet with Morsi on Sunday. Protesters in Mansoura and Port Said have been calling for civil disobedience campaigns, or work stoppages, to bring down Morsi. The Interior Ministry, embattled by months of demonstrations aimed against its forces, called on political groups to reign in protesters in Mansoura who stormed the city’s old police headquarters Saturday evening. Protesters and opposition parties accuse Morsi and the Brotherhood of trying to monopolize power and of reneging on promises of reform.

They also want parts of a new constitution amended and are calling for the formation of a more inclusive government. Calls for strikes coincide with a diesel crisis that has caused microbuses, taxi and truck drivers to wait in fuel lines for hours across Egypt. The political turmoil has rocked the country’s economy and the government is struggling to contain declines in foreign reserves, which threatens to affect the country’s ability to provide subsidies that millions of Egyptians rely on for survival. ElBaradei’s Salvation Front says the vote will only further polarize the nation and elections should not take place during the current climate of violence. Liberal parties have trailed behind their Islamist rivals in all elections since the country’s uprising two years ago. Since the second anniversary of the uprising in late January, more than 70 people have been killed in clashes with police. Despite calls to delay the vote, the elections commission Saturday announced procedures, including an eightday window starting March 9 for candidates to register to run for the 546-seat legislature. The Interior Ministry, which oversees the country’s police force, said one protester died and dozens were wounded before dawn Saturday in Mansoura where about 400 people protested outside the local council office. The ministry said protesters were chanting anti-government slogans before they cut off a main road and threw firebombs at the building. Activists there told The Associated Press that protester Hossam Eldin Abdullah Abdelazim was killed when an armored police vehicle crushed him to death during the clashes. A funeral was held for him later in the day.

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DAMASCUS, Syria – Iran and Syria condemned a U.S. plan to assist rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad on Saturday and signaled the Syrian leader intends to stay in power at least until the 2014 presidential elections. The remarks came against the backdrop of a strategic victory for the regime as the military regained control over a string of villages along a key highway to open a potential supply route in Syria’s


heavily contested north. The army command boasted of the achievement in a statement, saying it had eradicated the remnants of “terrorist agents and mercenaries” in the area that links the government-controlled central city of Hama with Aleppo’s international airport. The reversal of gains, confirmed by Syrian activists, has the potential to change the outcome of the battle in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city where government troops and rebels have been locked in a stalemate for months. Syrian rebels have long

complained that they are hampered by the world’s failure to provide heavier arms to help them battle Assad’s better-equipped military. The international community is reluctant to send weapons partly because of fears they may fall into the hands of extremists who have been gaining influence among the rebels. But U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Thursday that the Obama administration was giving an additional $60 million in assistance to Syria’s political opposition and would, for the first time, provide non-lethal

aid directly to the rebels. Assad told the Sunday Times, in an interview timed to coincide with Kerry’s first foreign trip as the top U.S. diplomat, that “the intelligence, communication and financial assistance being provided is very lethal.” In their first official statements on the U.S. decision, the Syrian and Iranian foreign ministers accused Washington of having double standards and warned it will only delay an end to the civil war. Iran is a staunch ally of the Syrian regime and has stood by the embattled Assad throughout the conflict.

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Economist: No one thought the sequester cuts would really happen • BuDGeT Continued from page A1 interest. Then people started borrowing heavily against fast-rising equity in their homes; that interest still was deductible. But the practice eventually helped put millions of homeowners under water on their mortgages when the housing bubble burst, contributing to the 2007-2009 recession. • The Fed has kept shortterm interest rates unusually low and printed money to keep downward pressure on longerterm rates, easing borrowing for businesses and individuals. Yet retirees and other savers are earning near-zero interest on bonds and savings accounts, and many investors are jumping into riskier transactions in search of higher returns. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and many mainstream economists argue that the Fed’s stimulus policies have helped the housing and financial sectors recover and kept the downturn from getting worse. One leading Fed critic, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., accused Bernanke at a hearing last

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives Friday on capitol Hill in Washington after a meeting at the White House between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders before billions of dollars in mandatory budget cuts were set to start. week of “throwing seniors under the bus” by driving down interest rates on their savings to almost nothing. • The tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 were first proposed by Texas Gov. George W. Bush as he campaigned for president in 2000. At the time, the econ-

omy was enjoying rare multiyear budget surpluses and government economists were predicting surpluses well into the future. Bush told cheering audiences his tax cuts would return to taxpayers “what is rightfully yours.” Those cuts long have out-

lived the surpluses, which vanished in Bush’s first year in office. Deficits returned with a vengeance and have grown ever since. But most of them remain today, trimmed only slightly by the New Year’s deal that ended Bush’s tax breaks for

households making more than $450,000 a year. Economists view those tax cuts as one of the biggest drains on the Treasury, and a major contributor to the spiraling government debt. • Wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq lasted far longer and cost much more, in terms of U.S. lives and dollars, than anticipated. • Social Security has become one of the most expensive federal programs ever. When it was created in the 1930s, the average life expectancy was about 65. Longer life expectancies and the coming retirements of millions of baby boomers have put enormous strains on Social Security, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. And now the sequester. “It’s not hard to come up with something better, yet all efforts to do so went down the toilet for various reasons,” said economist Bruce Bartlett, who held economic posts in the Reagan and first Bush administrations. “And I think people didn’t realize how wedded Republicans are to not raising taxes.” Still, no one really thought the cuts would happen, he added. Stan Collender, a former staffer on both the House and

Senate budget committees, said Congress is “very shortterm focused. The longer-term consequences are of very little concern to people who have to run for re-election every two years,” said Collender, now a partner at Quorvis Communications, a financial consulting firm. More House districts have been redrawn in recent years with political factors in mind, and that’s tended to concentrate conservatives in Republican districts and liberals in Democratic ones. And set the terms of the debate on Capitol Hill. “If people in your district are hell bent on cutting spending, even if it hurts the economy, and applaud your intransigence, then that’s going to be your priority and your vote, even if it’s not necessarily good for the country,” Collender said. The sequester now in play is actually an updated version of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act of 1985. There also was a small sequester in 1986, and a big one planned for 1990. The latter was avoided only after President George H.W. Bush broke his “no new taxes” pledge to join Democrats in a deficit-reduction compromise that raised taxes.

If supported by taxpayers, ‘We ought to be totally transparent,’ said MCC trustee • VIeW Continued from page A9 “I’m not going to comment on that. We’re not even at that stage,” Miller said. But at least one board member said he would support going to the taxpayers. “I think when we’re ultimately being supported by the taxpayers, we ought to be totally transparent – we ought to be asking the taxpayers,” said Trustee Ron Parrish, who serves as a board liaison to the committee working on the project feasibility study. Every taxing entity in Illinois – from the state to the smallest park district to the largest municipality – has the power to borrow money, but statutes govern how they can do so. For non-home-rule communities, or those with fewer than 25,000 residents, alternate revenue bonds usually are the cheapest way to borrow money without first getting taxpayer

approval. General obligation bonds – which have the full backing of taxpayer dollars – offer the least expensive interest rates. Only home-rule municipalities can issue them without asking for permission: Other local governments have to go to a referendum. Known to their Wall Street buyers as double-barreled bonds, alternate revenue bonds have low-interest rates because they offer taxpayer dollars as a backstop, or the socalled “second barrel.” Alternate revenue bonds pledge a funding stream that presumably will cover the costs of a project. Many projects paid for by these bonds are water, sewer or road infrastructure repairs, and the revenue stream could be user fees or motor-fuel taxes, for example. But if the revenue doesn’t materialize, governments have the legal authority to increase taxes to cover the bond payments. These bonds are attractive to investors for the security of

COMMONLY USED TYPES OF BONDS There are three commonly used types of bonds municipalities can issue:

1. General Obligation Bonds. These have the lowest interest rate because they have the full backing of taxpayer dollars. These are attractive to bond buyers for that reason, and attractive to taxing bodies because of the low-interest rate. In Illinois, home-rule communities, or those with a population of 25,000 or more, can issue these without a referendum. Non-home-rule communities have to go to the voters to issue general obligation bonds. 2. Revenue Bonds. These have the highest interest rate. Essentially, these bonds are repaid with the revenue they generate – this can be user fees or memberships, for example. The interest rates are the highest because sometimes the revenues can be difficult to predict, leaving little assurance the bond will be repaid. 3. Alternate Revenue Bonds. Much like revenue bonds, alternate revenue bonds dedicate a defined revenue stream to repay the loan. Next to general obligation bonds, alternate revenue has the lowest interest rate. The difference is that if the revenue doesn’t materialize, these bonds have the full backing of taxpayers by way of property-tax increases. Non-home-rule communities can issue these bonds without a referendum. Source: Northwest Herald reporting knowing they’ll get repaid. For a local government, alternate revenue bonds promise low interest rates and are not limited

by the tax cap. “What that does for a community is it lowers their interest rate that they have to

pay on that debt,” Woodstock Finance Director Roscoe Stelford said. Others see them as a way of sidestepping taxpayers or as a legislative “loophole” that allows smaller governments to shift the risk onto local taxpayers. “The government uses alternate revenue bonds so they don’t have to go to referendum to ask citizens for permission to do these things,” said Brian Costin of the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative, nonpartisan think tank. It’s the taxpayers who have the most to lose, he said. “If anything were to go wrong with the project, the taxpayers back it up. Bond holders wouldn’t lose their money and they will continue to get investment returns,” Costin said. Local government officials note that alternate revenue bonds are not issued in a cloak of darkness. A notice must be published in a local newspaper, and public hearings must

be held. “There is a process already intended to inform the public that we’re going forward with alternate revenue bonds,” Stelford said. Still, attend many local government meetings and see how many people show up. Ever. Concerned residents can file a petition to get a bond issuance on the ballot by collecting 7.5 percent of the registered voters in a given taxing district. They have 30 days to do so. If revenue projections don’t add up or something goes wrong, there are adverse effects for the borrowers and it takes a toll on its future borrowing abilities. “It’s going to make it hard for you to issue debt in the future, and it’s going to raise your interest rates,” Stelford said. “Public opinion is probably even bigger than that because it’s going to end up on their property tax bills. Generally, people don’t like to see their property taxes increase even in a good economy. “

Analysis of data indicates alternate revenue bonds not commonly used by local governments Continued from page A9 of years. During the life of the bond from 1992 through 2010, Lakewood residents footed the bill – whether they golfed or not – for 11 of those years through an increase on their property-tax bills. “No one liked paying the golf course tax. It was an unpopular tax,” said Village President Erin Smith, who was not on the board when the bonds were issued. For two days, the Northwest Herald will explore this funding mechanism, also known as double-barreled bonds, used by many Illinois governments. Alternate revenue bonds are not commonly used by local governments: The Northwest Herald found, through an analysis of annual financial reports submitted by local governments to the Illinois comptroller or through Freedom of Information requests or interviews, that about a dozen of the more than 100 McHenry County taxing bodies examined for this story self-reported using this type of funding mechanism at least once since 2000. McHenry County College is contemplating issuing alternate revenue bonds if a $42 million expansion proposal is given the green light. Bond experts cited billions of dollars of bonds sold in the state and repaid without going to the taxpayers, and called Lakewood’s “golf tax” an anomaly. The majority of alternate revenue bonds issued are doing exactly what they’re supposed to, bond experts argue. “I can say in 15 years of doing this, I don’t think I’ve ever

McHenry County’s local lawmakers have introduced a bill in Springfield that aims for tighter controls over alternate revenue bonds known one client to ever do that,” said Sean McCarthy, first vice president of Stifel, Nicolaus and Co., an oft-used bond underwriter based in St. Louis. Others find them to be too risky and prefer a pay-as-yougo method of financing. “We’ve taken a very conservative approach over the years,” Huntley Village Manager Dave Johnson said. “Our concern is that if the projection analysis doesn’t work out the way you think, you put that burden on your taxpayers. That has never been the village’s approach to making infrastructure improvements.” The lion’s share of doublebarreled bonds are used for infrastructure improvements such as water and sewer systems, or road repairs. A defined revenue most often is user fees or motor-fuel taxes, but can be sales taxes, impact fees and more. Marengo has taken out more than $4.6 million in double-barreled bonds since 2001, according to the financial reports on the comptroller’s website. Marengo City Administrator Gary Boden said that money has been used for infrastructure improvements, such as water or sewer projects, and the municipality hasn’t had to raise property taxes when it issued alternate revenue bonds. It has sought those, he said, because there was a reliable revenue source, and it keeps

interest rates down, thus saving money for taxpayers. In McHenry County, the bonds also have been used for nonessential capital improvements. In Woodstock, the municipality has used alternate revenue bonds for its new police station, a water park, a library and the iconic opera house, and has not increased taxes to pay for any of it. Since 2000, it has issued at least $38 million in alternate revenue bonds, according to the financial reports on the comptroller’s website. The municipality always has made annual payments on the bonds, sometimes retiring millions in just one year. “It’s about financial management and making sure you can pay for it,” Roscoe Stelford, Woodstock’s finance director, said about the city’s use of alternate revenue bonds. “If the revenues don’t materialize or something happens like the housing market collapses, [you have to be able to] adjust so that you can compensate for those lost revenues.” In Huntley, the village’s park district has used these bonds to renovate the former Huntley High School into a REC Center and to tear down and rebuild a new clubhouse and restaurant at Pinecrest Golf Course. Forsomeprojects,Woodstock officials have dedicated impact fees, but after the housing market collapsed, the city has had to use other resources to repay the loans. That’s a common thread for many issuances. “Although [governments] say it’s an alternate revenue bond, a lot of times it’s diverting money from other core functions of government,” said

Brian Costin of the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative, nonprofit think tank. In Lakewood, residents didn’t always pay for the bonds: From 1998 to 2005, the course was self-supportive and residents didn’t pay an extra tax. During the repayment of Lakewood’s RedTail Golf Course, residents floated $3.6 million, but for a number of years, the golf course covered $3.2 million on its own. The bond was repaid in 2010. It’s an embarrassment many village officials would rather get beyond.

“It’s paid off, and the golf course is making money,” Lakewood Village Trustee Gene Furey said. “We’d rather put that behind us.” Still, the “golf tax” changed how Lakewood officials look at financing. The current board wouldn’t consider alternate revenue bonds for projects that are not critical, Smith said. “Hindsight is always 20/20,” she said. “ ... Given the collapse of our global economy, we understand that even things once believed to be a very predictable revenue stream [can fail]. Everyone is a little more cau-

tious. Things failed that none of us thought would fail.” And she insists that the RedTail purchase wasn’t a mistake. “... There were many indirect benefits to purchasing RedTail,” Smith said. “There is a short-term benefit in terms of impact fees, and the ongoing benefit is the additional [equalized assessed valuation] that resulted from new construction – that helps fund infrastructure.”

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8BRIEFS Kentucky highway crashes kill 6, injure 5 ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Six people from Wisconsin were killed and two injured when their SUV was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer and burst into flames on a Kentucky highway. Minutes later, another crash at the same spot in the opposite direction injured three. Master Trooper Norman Chaffins said the first wreck happened after 11 a.m. Saturday on northbound Interstate 65, about 56 miles south of Louisville. A tractor-trailer rear-ended an SUV carrying an extended family from Marion, Wis. The Ford Expedition burst into flames and was completely destroyed by the fire. Two children, ages 15 and 12, escaped. Soon after, there was a collision in the southbound lanes involving a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles. State Police are investigating whether rubbernecking for the first crash was involved.

British pen pal of NYC cop: I’m no cannibal NEW YORK – A British man who chatted online with a New York City police officer about kidnapping and cooking women said the talk was “all fantasy.” Dale Bolinger spoke briefly with reporters after his arrest in Canterbury, England, where he was being investigated in connection with the ongoing trial of NYPD officer Gilberto Valle. Valle is accused of conspiring to capture and eat several women. But his lawyers say the supposed plots were all fantasies that he shared with other fetishists, and that he had no intention of carrying them out. Valle’s trial in New York City will resume Monday.

ner in Winchester that Progress Kentucky engaged in “the ultimate outrage” when it used Twitter to distribute a message making an issue of Chao’s Asian heritage. The tweet said McConnell’s marriage to Chao “may explain why your job moved to (hash) China!” Progress Kentucky removed the tweet after Louisville public radio station WFPL-FM aired a story. And the group issued two apologies over the past week for what they described as “inappropriate tweets sent by our organization.”

Puerto Rico slowly warms to more gay rights SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The advance of gay rights across the United States is spreading into Puerto Rico, making the island a relatively gay-friendly outpost in a Caribbean region where sodomy laws and harassment of gays are still common. The governing Popular Democratic Party is pushing a bill through the legislature that would outlaw discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, a step taken by about

half of U.S. states. Another bill would extend a domestic violence law to gay couples.

Netanyahu gets 2 more weeks to form coalition JERUSALEM – Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu another two weeks to form a governing coalition, after Netanyahu failed to build a broad coalition including ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties. In a televised address, Netanyahu told Peres that he has yet to build a coalition because some parties wish to “boycott” an entire Israeli demographic. It was a reference to the nationalist Jewish Home and centrist Yesh Atid parties, which have refused to join his coalition if it includes the ultraOrthodox. If Netanyahu fails to reach a government in two weeks, political newcomer Yair Lapid who heads Yesh Atid, Israel’s second-largest party, could be offered the chance to form the coalition, or new elections could be held.

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Throw book at Depner Just when we hoped we’d heard the last of him, Walter Depner returned to the news last week. In August 1999, Depner made a choice that a family whom he’d never met paid for For the record with their lives. Thomas BurleThe public must be protected son was driving from Walter Depner. Prosecuhis family home tors should seek the maximum from Six Flags Great America sentence if he is convicted. on Route 120 near Lakemoor when an intoxicated Depner crossed the center line in his minivan and struck Burleson’s vehicle. Eva Burleson, 43, and her children, Daniel, 13, Tiffany, 11, and Dallis, 7, were killed in the crash. Thomas Burleson also was seriously injured, but he survived. It was as bad a tragedy as one could imagine. Evidence showed that Depner had a blood-alcohol level of 0.107 more than three hours after the crash. An expert estimated his blood-alcohol rate was likely 0.17 at the time of the crash – more than twice the legal limit. McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather, who sentenced Depner in 2003, called the case “without a doubt the most egregious case of reckless homicide in the history of McHenry County.” Three young children and their mother dead. A husband and father grieving beyond imagination, having to start life over. Anyone with a heart mourned with Thomas Burleson. Then there was the defendant, Walter Depner. After killing four innocent people, he urinated on police and hospital staff who tried to collect samples following the crash. Not once publicly did Depner show remorse. He fought his eventual punishment each step of the way for more than three years. He never apologized to Thomas Burleson, and remains defiant to this day. In exchange for his actions, prosecutors sought and received a maximum prison term. Depner was sentenced to 14 years in prison. He served about 12 before being released on parole in June. As Depner’s case lingered in the courts, Illinois law changed. Under the new laws, he would have been eligible to serve up to 28 years in prison. One week ago today, McHenry County Sheriff’s police say Depner was at it again. Except this time he was driving under the influence of the prescription drug Klonopin. Prosecutors said the prescription was not his, nor did he have a driver’s license. Prosecutors appropriately upgraded the new misdemeanor driving under the influence charge to a felony because of the previous offense. They also say Depner could be eligible for an extended term of up to 10 years. Thankfully, no one was injured or killed this time. But Walter Depner clearly remains a danger to society. He has learned nothing from his incarceration or his actions. If he is found guilty, he must be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Justice must be served, and the public must be protected.

China’s hacking For a decade, the Chinese government’s cyber-espionage activities have been an open secret in Washington. The hacking and theft of intellectual property were widely known but not publicly discussed by either the companies being victimized or the federal government. However, with the recent public release of a detailed report by cyber-security firm Mandiant, which draws a clear line between the Chinese military and extensive hacking activity, the behind-the-scenes drama has taken center stage. We hope the public discussion, and the president’s strategy to mitigate trade-secret theft, are just the beginning of a broad and multilateral effort to pressure the Chinese, as well as other nations that have been snooping around in corporate systems. The Denver Post

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of the past five years drive home most poignantly Madison’s profound admonition, “The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.” The T-shirt reads: “The Founding Fathers have awakened and they want their country back.” Wear it proudly as you stand steadfastly opposing this destructive, progressive agenda.

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To the Editor: A heartfelt thank you to the gentleman who plowed our driveway early Wednesday morning and declined payment. We greatly appreciate your kindness. Joan and Bill Jacobs

To the Editor: Visitors to Johnsburg catch glimpses of a well-crafted welcome sign depicting that village’s most treasured historic icon, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Sadly, those unfamiliar with the community depart completely unaware of the significance of this pillar of Americana, since all the crosses atop the steeples have been removed, thereby creating a quaint caricature reminiscent of your Dickens village hook-andladder firehouse. Shameful. Precious American history, tragically no longer taught in our public schools, highlights all Jefferson/ Madison writings, not just those Danbury Baptist letters purportedly establishing the oft-cited “wall of separation” between church and state. Mindless disciples of political correctness, empowered by social fiat borne of judicial activism, choose to cherry-pick the Founders’ genius, cleverly omitting thoughts not in concert with their twisted vision of America’s landscape. Today’s most heated gun-rights debate serves to underscore this premise. Jefferson: “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” Madison: “Disarm the people, that is the best way to enslave them.” For far too many decades, the corrupt bludgeoning power of the politically correct thought police has sought to destroy the rich fabric of our great nation. Events


Game of the fox To the editor: “Today, we Christians continue to wage a war of good vs. evil.” This is an excerpt from the book, “They Fired The First Shot 2012.” President Barack Obama and his administration have laid out “the paths” they want us to follow. Vote, file lawsuits, call congressmen, etc., all under the management of evil. We must not play the game of the fox, when he is clearly identified as a “Herod,” who not only is for abortion, but wants us to pay for it; a fox who wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act to redefine marriage; a fox who is the first president ever, without shame or blush, to publicly endorse abominables. You cannot title yourself Christian when the tenets you embrace say the opposite. Steve Crnkovich Crystal Lake

Local roads To the Editor: On Feb. 26, I had an appointment in McHenry so I decided to take Country Club Road over to Bull Valley. I couldn’t believe the roads, from large potholes to being so bumpy. If I were a resident of Bull Valley and paying the high taxes out there, I would get involved and have something done. A lot of people in Woodstock and other surrounding towns use that road as a shortcut to McHenry.


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“I think they’ve done actually very well. There were no problems on the roads.” Lauren Brancato Arlington Heights

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While I am on the subject, Woodstock still has a lot of roads that need to be fixed. It would help provide jobs, but mostly safety.

That you, Mr. Craver, for your excellent coverage of this.

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To the Editor: After reading Debbie Chirikos’ letter in “It’s Your Write” on Feb. 25 under the title “More Obamas needed,” I was so dismayed thinking that there are people who actually think it a pity that President Barack Obama is alone and could use a Congress full of men and women who admire him and his socialistic views. However, my spirits were uplifted and I felt there is hope for our country when I read Tom Shallcross’ letter under the title “Rubio’s drink.” His letter followed Ms Chirikos’ letter. Mr. Shallcross’ letter was hilarious and a great put-down of the liberal news media, and right on the mark. Thank you, Mr. Shallcross, for your wit while exposing the liberal press over their unimportant rants when it comes to anything conservative, such as Sen. Rubio taking a drink of water during his speech. Plus, thank you for pointing out President Obama’s fact-filled speech that occurred on the same night as Sen. Rubio taking a drink of water. Like you, I hope that people in all “57” states were not only watching Obama’s speech, but voted six times to make sure we got another four years of his fine grooming of transforming America.

Very suspicious To the Editor: I have been reading the articles regarding the McHenry County Mental Health Board, and in particular the ones written by Northwest Herald senior reporter Kevin Craver. I am appalled that this organization that taxpayers fund is now jeopardizing services and local agencies. The former director leaving immediately upon having her doctorate paid; the loan of $1.4 million to an agency that collapsed when it was known it could not be recouped; local agencies not trusting the Mental Health Board; attorney fees that outpace organizations much larger. And then, to top it all off, after a McHenry County Board committee recommends that the president of the Mental Health Board, Lee Ellis, not be reappointed, County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill cancels the first list of appointees and makes her Public Health and Human Services Committee vote all over again. The chairwoman of this committee, Donna Kurtz, is now targeted as “a critic” for daring to ask questions that the public is now asking! Something is very suspicious in all of this. Where there is that much smoke, there must be fire!

Steve Hansen Woodstock

Marion Anderson Woodstock

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“Plows here in Harvard have been down our road several times, and they are doing the best they can under the circumstances.”

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“As a school bus driver, I give kudos to the small township plows and villages!” Diane Mlekush, Crystal Lake

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METRA TRAIN HITS SNOWMOBILE WOODSTOCK – A snowmobiler was able to escape injury when the driver jumped off the stalled sled before a train arrived. The train struck the stalled snowmobile just before 2 p.m. Saturday near Rose Farm Road between Harvard and Woodstock. There were no injuries. The incident caused delays on local Metra lines, spokeswoman Meg Reile said. The train was set to arrive in Woodstock at 1:48 p.m. “The snowmobile was not occupied. If it had been, we’d likely still be out there,” Reile said. The train, No. 715 inbound, was delayed 55 minutes. An outbound train set to arrive in Harvard at 2:20 p.m. was 30 minutes behind schedule.

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Subdivision units up for vote Plote Homes wants to add single-family to town homes in Algonquin By JOSEPH BUSTOS ALGONQUIN – Plote Homes plans to change a development in the village from mostly town homes to a majority of single-family houses. The Coves III subdivision was approved in 2004 by the village to have 156 town homes. Plote built and sold 19 units, which are occupied, and then the housing market crashed. No other units were built. Plote wants to build 22 additional town home units to fill in those areas, and then switch the rest of the area to 65 single-family houses, “which they feel will be more marketable in our economic conditions and really bene-

If you go n What: Algonquin Village Board n When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday n Where: Ganek Municipal Center, 2200

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fits the village as well,” village Senior Planner Katie Parkhurst said. There would be a total of 106 units in the subdivision. The Village Board is scheduled to vote on the proposal Tuesday. The houses are planned to be a mixture of ranch-style and two-story. Some houses are planned to be all masonry, some a mixture of ma-

sonry and siding and some all siding, Parkhurst said. “This is very comparable to what is out there in the Coves subdivision in the other single-family portions of that development,” Parkhurst said. The project area, which is between the current Coves subdivision and Square Barn Road, already has roads built, curb cuts and utilities put in, but some of that will have to be reconfigured, Parkhurst said. If approved, Ryan Trottier, vice president of land development for Plote, said work is expected to begin in the summer. The subdivision would take three years to build out, he said. Trottier said at a previous meeting

that Plote recently converted subdivisions in Gilberts and Lake in the Hills from town homes to single-family homes, and both developments have seen increased absorption rates. “Pricing has compressed so much where you can get into a single-family home for $20,000 or $30,000 more than the cost of a new town home,” Trottier said. “The price of a single-family home has come down so much.” A lot of people who are buying homes right now are 50 and older, Trottier said. “A lot are looking for the ranch homes to eliminate the steps and so forth,” he said.

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CRYSTAL LAKE – Authorities are seeking information on a robbery that happened Saturday afternoon at a local business. Police said at 12:23 p.m., a man in The Cash Store at 1125 S. Route 31 took an undisclosed amount of cash from the business. No weapon was observed, but employees were threatened, according to a news release from the Crystal Lake Police Department. No injuries were reported. The man is described as a 35-year-old black male, standing about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 230 pounds. The subject was wearing a grayhooded sweatshirt, black knit mask, black gloves, carpenterstyle denim jeans and tan work boots, police said. The man may be driving a dark-colored Dodge minivan or Durango. Anyone with information should call the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-3563620. Information also can be left anonymously by texting CLPDTIP to 847411, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-7627867.

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MCC TO PRESENT ‘OUR TOWN’ CRYSTAL LAKE – The Black Box Theatre at McHenry County College will present the 75th anniversary of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and continues Friday and Saturday, March 14 to 16, and 21 to 23 in the theater, Room D167 at the college, 8900 Route 14. The story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually die. Tickets cost $15 for the public and $10 for all MCC students, faculty/staff, seniors and alumni. For reservations, call 815-4558746 or

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TOP: Mei Yano, 7, looks Saturday at steam from the evaporator where sap was being turned into maple syrup at the Festival of the Sugar Maples at Coral Woods Conservation Area. Anyone could take a tour and learn how maple syrup was discovered, how maple trees produce sap and how sap is collected from trees. BOTTOM LEFT: MCCD volunteer Jerry Martin tells a Native American tale of how maple syrup was discovered. BOTTOM RIGHT: Steven Ruhnke, 9, learns how to drill into a tree to tap it for sap with the help of volunteer Alan Myers.

Festival of the Sugar Maples attendees not deterred by chilly temperatures By CYNTHIA WOLF MARENGO – Seven-year-old Kennedy Markee sat on a wooden bench in the evaporation house at Coral Woods Conservation Area, a cloud of sweet-smelling steam rising a few feet ahead. Her Festival of the Sugar Maples tour was at its end. And when Andy Talley, McHenry County Conservation District education program coordinator, asked whether anyone had any more questions, Kennedy asked one likely on a few others’ minds. “Can I have another one?” she said, having just finished the small taste of pure maple syrup that each festivalgoer is offered before departing. Kennedy and her sister, 9-year-old Brianne, attended the festival Saturday with their father, Brennan, and grandparents, Wayne and Melodee Markee, all of Crystal Lake. They were among dozens of people who ventured to the MCCD site in the Marengo area for the first day of the festival, which continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today as well as next weekend. Kim Compton, another education program coordinator, said district officials enjoyed a steady turnout Saturday, even though temperatures were in the high 20s. It was too cold, in fact, for sap to flow. “But … just because it’s not flowing today doesn’t mean you can’t get a full tour with a taste,” Compton said. The annual festival takes place this time of year because temperatures usually are climbing to above freezing during the day, but still dipping below freezing

If you go n What: Festival of the Sugar Maples n When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Saturday and

March 10 n Where: Coral Woods, 7400 Somerset Drive, Marengo n Cost: Free at night. This triggers the sap to flow. Those taking the tour started their 0.4-mile trek with volunteer guide Shelly Kaplan of Crystal Lake, who provided a brief history of MCCD and welcomed visitors to the scenic, 775-acre site. “We’re going to learn a little bit about why we tap maple trees and how we tap maple trees,” she said. At the first of four education stations, Jerry Martin of Wildwood – dressed as a French Native American frontiersman – provided a Native American tale of how maple syrup was discovered. He also showed tools and equipment that may have been used to collect sap in centuries past. Taking it all in were several members of Girl Scout Troop 807 of Cary, including Amanda Schur, 11, Jill Kraeger, 11, Madison Hanus, 11, Stephanie Dunphy, 10, and Nora Gaynor, 10, with leader Joyce Kraeger. Along the tour, attendees learned that tubes, called spiles, are tapped an inch to 1½ inches into maple and several other tree varieties to gather sap. Sugar maples are considered best for their sap’s higher sugar content, but even a birch can be tapped for syrup-making sap, they said.

Geneva resident John Rice signed an online petition to U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, asking him to support an assault weapons ban and universal background checks. “The whole goal is to get back to some of the common sense regulations that were put in place,” Rice said. “Like having an assault weapons ban so some of these dangerous weapons – Randy guns designed Hultgren for military use, militarygrade weaponry – are not in circulation. Also, the idea of closing the loopholes for gun shows.” Jess Chipkin, 59, of Huntley said she started the online petition Dec. 27 after the shooting of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The shooting was done with an assault-style weapon. Chipkin said Hultgren’s staff has her scheduled to meet with the congressman March 25. She hopes to bring him at least 1,000 signatures. So far, the petition has collected 263. “Let’s start a dialogue,” Chipkin said. “This is an issue that is really important to people. The purpose of the petition is to make sure Hultgren represents us and not the NRA in upcoming votes

“Let’s start a dialogue. This is an issue that is really important to people. The purpose of the petition is to make sure Hultgren represents us and not the NRA in upcoming votes on new gun safety regulations.” Jess Chipkin Huntley resident on new gun safety regulations.” Rice, a former member of the National Rifle Association, said he does not want to take people’s guns away. “I grew up pheasant hunting and rabbit hunting,” Rice said. “On my 14th birthday, me and my twin brother got 20-gauge shotguns. I was a member of the [National Rifle Association]. It was part of the deal; we went through the gun-safety program.” Chipkin said Hultgren’s website, www.hultgren., has lacked information about gun control since the Sandy Hook shooting prompted discussion of new gun-control measures. Hultgren’s website does not list guns or gun control among 11 categories of issues. The list does include agriculture, education, family values and health care.

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Local school districts share state library grants The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – Public school libraries, including 19 local districts, are receiving $1.4 million in grants from Secretary of State Jesse White, who also serves as the state librarian. White’s office announced the grants Friday. White says nearly 1.7 million students in 642 school districts will be affected by the grants, which were awarded based on a formula of 0.75 cents per student with a minimum gift of $735. The School District Library Grant Program funds will pay for such things as library materials to support reading for academics and enjoyment, subscriptions to electronic resources, and improved technology to support

Photos by Monica Maschak ABOVE: Volunteer Brooke Millard (left) waits for Chase Stramaglia, 3, to choose what ice cream and toppings he wants Saturday at the 17th annual Silent Auction and Family Fun Fair at Glacier Ridge Elementary School in Crystal Lake. The fundraiser offered a silent auction, carnival games, book and cake walks, food, a bonus raffle, theme baskets and wine-and-dine packages to benefit the Carl Wehde Early Childhood Center. RIGHT: Claire Brock (left), 3, and Karissa Whitehead, 3, emerge from a bouncy house Saturday with static hair during the fun fair.

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Nippersink keeps fees level for registration in 2013-14 By EMILY K. COLEMAN RICHMOND – Registration fees for Nippersink District 2 will stay the same for the coming school year, the school board decided. Unlike its sports fees, the district’s registration fees were on par with other area districts, a survey conducted by the dis-

trict found. The district charges $75 for early childhood education, $95 for kindergarten and $125 for grades first through eighth. The kindergarten, elementary and middle school fees include a technology and science fee on top of the base registration fee. At its January meeting, the board cut both competitive and noncompetitive sport fees, to

• Grant High School District 124, $1,365.75 • Fox River Grove School District 3, $735.50 • Harvard School District 50, $1,800 • Alden-Hebron Consolidated School District 19, $735.50 • Johnsburg School District 12, $1,661.25 • Marengo High School District 154, $735.50 • Riley Consolidated School District 18, $735.50 • McHenry Consolidated School District 15, $3,520.50 • McHenry High School District 156, $1,859.25 • Richmond-Burton High School District 157, $735.50 • Nippersink School District 2, $1,034.25 • Harrison School District 36, $735.50 • Woodstock School District 200, $4,608.75



student research. White, a former teacher, says libraries are important to help children learn and prepare for the future. He says studies show students in schools with strong library programs perform better scholastically. The following local school districts received grants, according to a news release from White’s office: • Consolidated School District 158, $6,766.50 • Barrington School District 220, $6,630.75 • Cary School District 26, $2,047.50 • Crystal Lake High School District 155, $5,207.25 • Crystal Lake Consolidated School District 47, $6,044.25 • Prairie Grove School District 46, $735.50

$50 from $150 and to $35 from $50, respectively. The board also waived the $35 fee to participate on a Future Problem Solving team, a competitive academic program required for students in advanced language arts. Nippersink District 2 includes Spring Grove and Richmond elementary schools and Nippersink Middle School.

McHENRY – The Friends of the McHenry Public Library are gearing up for its April 2021 Spring Book Sale. They need help sorting all the donated items, including books, movies and CDs. The Friends will sort books in the library’s warehouse, 809 N. Front St., starting March 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. until the sale. The Friends also need donations of books for the sale. They no longer accept donations of LP records, encyclopedias, textbooks or Readers Digest Condensed books. Small bags or boxes of books can be dropped off in the library’s

lobby (ask at the Checkout or Returns Desk for specific location). Those who have a large donation of items should call the building manager at 815385-0036 to arrange a dropoff directly to the warehouse entrance. The hours of the sale are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20, and noon to 4 p.m. April 21. Sunday will be a bag sale at $4 a bag. There will be a Friends member’s preview sale April 18. (Members as of March 31 may attend the preview sale.) No scanners are allowed. For the two weeks leading up to the book sale, patrons who check out one or more items from the library will receive a coupon for a free book at the sale (one to a customer). The sale will feature hun-

dreds of hardcover and paperback books, audio-visual materials and more at bargain prices. Patrons will be charged a $10 fee to bring in scanners. The sale will be in the library’s warehouse. Shoppers should park in the north lot and use Entrance B toward the rear of the building. Proceeds from the sale fund programs and projects that benefit the library’s patrons. The public is invited to attend Friends’ meetings at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. To volunteer for the book sale, contact the Friends by email at or call the library at 815-385-0036 and ask for Bill. For information, visit

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Nursing class offered for high school students Woodstock School District 200 offers a one-semester Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) class to high school juniors and seniors. This program offers a strong foundation for any medical field for high-achieving students and lifelong employment for students not planning to pursue education after high school. Connie Happ, district certified school nurse and BNA instructor, said by passing a state exam, students can gain employment as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and continue their education if desired. “What is neat for me is to see students acquire skills as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Not everyone is going right into college; some can’t financially, some are not ready for it, but now they have a skill and can obtain a job,” Happ said. Amanda Harmer, District 200’s career facilitator, said the Basic Nursing Assistant class provides an academic response to the job demand in health care. Students receive nine college credits from McHenry County College through a dual credit partnership. The program is in its fourth semester, and 44 students have completed


Health care to be topic of session NORTHWEST HERALD BARRINGTON – Are you curious as to what can be expected in health care once new laws are in place? Are you concerned about possible Medicare problems? If either of these relate to you, join The Barrington History Museum and Kiwanis Program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Garlands in the Performing Arts Center. This event will be moderated by Todd Van Nest, Order of St. Francis Health Care; Karen Lambert, president of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital; Dr. George Christy; author Dr. Dale Coy; Dr. Bruce Bell; Dr. Richard McDonough; and insurance executive Steve Tucker. The topics for the evening are: Health Care: “What we can expect as new laws take effect?” and “Is there a Medicare problem?” There also will be a dinner buffet available to all who attend. The cost is $25 cash or check at the door. Garlands residents may charge dinner to their Garlands accounts. To reserve a spot, call 847381-1467.

ON THE SQUARE Don Peasley the class. The class meets five days a week from 7 to 8:15 a.m. at Woodstock High School. Students attend 56 clinical hours at Valley Hi Nursing Home. ••• The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce’s 68th annual dinner Feb. 21 included an assertion that “the Chamber has come a long way,” and the first priority was to establish financial stability as reported by President Todd Kinker in summary of the year’s activities. Kinker said the board cut costs and renegotiated vendor contracts. A big step forward was to strengthen board leadership and name Shari Gray executive director. “We have strengthened our board of directors by adding people with different skills to obtain representation from Woodstock’s variety of retail, manufacturing, service and not-for-profits sectors,” Kinker said. Congratulations to Steve Finzel, recipient of the 2013 Harold Buschkopf Commu-

nity Service Award. Finzel is president of the board of directors at Family Alliance. He has served on the McHenry County Building Commission as treasurer. Finzel has helped raise funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life events and is involved in Christmas Clearing House and Pickle Palooza. He served as a member of the Jaycees earlier in his career. He was instrumental in forming a group called Human Services Advocates. Finzel serves as chair, and he leads its advocacy efforts to keep the economic plight of human service entities serving our area at the forefront of the minds of our local state legislators. As spokesman for Human Services Advocates, Finzel has appeared to state legislators and the McHenry County Board and has participated in or helped to arrange communications with Springfield on behalf of all human service agencies in the county.

• Don Peasley has been editor, columnist and historian in McHenry County since 1947. He began his association with Shaw Publications in 1950. 815-338-1533.


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8LOCAL BRIEFS Whovians of McHenry County to meet Tuesday

LAKEMOOR – The McHenry County Whovians’ rescheduled meetings will meet Tuesday at River East Public Library, 813 W. Route 120. Whovians 18 and younger will meet at 6 p.m., when they will discuss the 11th Doctor and make Adipose. At 7 p.m., the adult group will meet and share the very first Doctor Who episode, “An Unearthly Child.”

For more about this group, visit www.mchwhovians.webs. com. These groups meet every month on the last Tuesday. To register, call the library at 815-385-6303.

Introduction set for ‘random acts’ program CRYSTAL LAKE – A presentation at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Crystal Lake Senior Center, 406 W. Woodstock St., will introduce the “RaSkAls” program at Fox Point Independent and

Assisted Living. “RaSkAls” stands for Random Acts of Kindness Affecting Local Seniors in McHenry County. Volunteers are needed to “commit” the acts, and the names of seniors in need also are sought. The program aims to do kind acts for seniors in the McHenry and Crystal Lake areas. For information, call Kelly Raske, senior lifestyle consultant, at 815-385-9840 or email her at

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Ill. World War II vet awarded Legion of Honor The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – An 88-year-old suburban Chicago man said he was “tickled” to receive France’s highest honor for his service in World War II. But James Butz of Schaumburg was humble about the award, saying during a ceremony in Chicago on Friday that thousands of other service members – American and

French – did what he did. “I’m not a war hero,” Butz said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “The heroes are the ones that didn’t come back.” French Consul Graham Paul presented Butz with the Legion of Honor medal for his help in liberating France in World War II. It is the country’s highest distinction, and is awarded only to those with the most distinguished records,

according to the French Consulate. It is not awarded posthumously. Butz enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and was sent overseas the next year. He fought in D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and the Colmar Pocket. Butz said the harshest campaign was the Battle of the Bulge. Troops fought for weeks in

Lawsuit alleges teacher duct taped student’s face By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago school board member has filed a lawsuit accusing a teacher in her district of duct taping her 11-year-old son’s face after telling him to stop talking in class. The lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court by Princess Dempsey on behalf of her son says the Lindrop School teacher put an index card on the boy’s mouth, then wrapped duct tape around his head. Dempsey’s attorney, Standish Willis, confirmed that Dempsey is on Lindrop’s school board. The Broadview woman also has run unsuccessful races for Illinois state representative. The suit names the teacher

and Lindrop School District 92 as defendants. It seeks more than $100,000 in damages, saying the boy has suffered anxiety attacks and nightmares since the Feb. 27, 2012, incident. According to the six-page filing, the teacher let the boy remove the tape after 45 minutes only after realizing he was crying; removing it allegedly tore out chunks of hair and left welts on his face. “After the incident, [he] was left with a bald spot and his face appeared as though it had been whipped,” the filing says. “He also suffered from the continuous bullying of his peers as a result of the incident.” Dempsey has sought a settlement with the district over the past year, but negotiations failed to resolve the matter –

leading to the court action, Willis told The Associated Press on Friday night. “We have tried to resolve this all year – there were offers and counters, and they decided they did not want to resolve it,” he said. Messages left at the school district’s offices were not returned. The filing, which contends the boy’s constitutional rights were violated, says the boy has also been showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, adding he is no longer the outgoing child he once was. “He would sing all the time and hoped to one day become a pop star,” the filing says. Now, “[He] has become much more reserved, not wanting to leave the house and only spending time with his older brothers.”

subzero temperatures, sleeping outdoors. Butz called it “the worst period of my life” but said he’s grateful because the allies turned back the Germans. Butz earned two Bronze Stars for his role in the battle. “I’d never been so cold, I’d never been so frozen, I’d never felt so completely all alone,” he said. After returning to the United States he married, attended

the University of Notre Dame and started a job in Chicago. His family began working two years ago to document Butz’s service so he could be considered for the award. Butz suffers from leukemia and is losing his vision because of macular degeneration. His family was able to get the medal early so they could give it to him at Christmas. At the French Consulate

in Chicago on Friday, Butz’s voice cracked as he thanked France for the honor. “At 88, I’m tickled to be standing up to receive this award,” he said. As part of the ceremony, Butz was inducted as a chevalier, or knight. He was joined by more than 20 family members, who raised a champagne toast to “Sir Grandpa.”

Strickland died before he could be taken to a hospital. No arrests have been made.

Since then, Nayembi has been spending parts of each day playing and exhibiting other normal behaviors such as crawling, exploring and putting toys in her mouth. The zoo’s vice president for animal care, Megan Ross, said in an update Friday that the gorilla’s caregivers are “thrilled with how she’s responding.” Nayembi is being treated at the zoo’s animal hospital. She needs regular checkups and round-the-clock care in what the zoo says will be a long recovery process.

8BRIEFS Man headed to dialysis treatment shot dead CHICAGO – A 72-year-old man waiting for a ride to his dialysis treatment has been shot and killed outside his home on Chicago’s South Side. William Strickland was waiting to be picked up for kidney dialysis treatment around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the Roseland neighborhood. A witness reported hearing gunfire and then found the man on the ground with several gunshot wounds. Police believe robbery may have been the motive.

Chicago zoo’s injured baby gorilla recovering CHICAGO – A baby gorilla that was seriously injured at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo is taking steps toward recovery. Three-month-old Nayembi suffered cuts to her face last month while in an enclosure with other gorillas. Zoo officials don’t know what caused the injury, although it appears to have been inflicted by another gorilla.

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College kicks off Women’s History Month with events

River East announces offerings for March

NORTHWEST HERALD CRYSTAL LAKE – March is Women’s History Month, and McHenry County College is offering events to celebrate “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination,” with free lunchtime lectures, a Women’s Expo, the eighth annual Women’s Film Festival and more. Women’s History Month kicks off at 1 p.m. today with the eighth annual Women’s Film Festival featuring two films by and about women. Shown in the Luecht Conference Center (Building B), the films include “Water Children” by Aliona van der Horst and “No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII” by Michele Midori Fillion. A discussion will follow both films, and the event concludes at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 and free for MCC students. Refreshments provided. Admission fees go toward enhancing the collection of women’s films in the MCC Li-

brary. For details about each film, visit filmfest. Other highlights include a Women’s History Month Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday in the MCC Commons, as well as a Lunch and Learn presentation, “Igniting Your Passion” from noon to 12:30 p.m. March 12 in Room A143. The event will feature six presenters who will each share five minutes of what inspires them and makes them passionate. Another Lunch and Learn, “Grow the Innovator in You!” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. March 21 in the Scot Room, located in the back of the cafeteria. Guests are invited to browse, watch a demo, enter a raffle or give and take innovative ideas. The Empowering Women Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 in the MCC Atrium. Topics and participating exhibitors will provide resources and highlight accomplishments in health and wellness, science and

technology and money management. Three special exhibits will include a personal assistance station to help people fill out their taxes, a cellphone recycling station and a prize booth featuring drawings for gift baskets and prizes. Women’s History Month concludes March 21 with a Book-of-the-Month Club discussion from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Life Multicultural Room.Readersshouldbeready to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Books are available in the MCC Bookstore at a discount. This event is co-sponsored by the Cheshire Cheese Literary Society. All Women’s History Month events are hosted by the MCC Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges, with support from the Northwest Herald. More information on MCC 2013 Women’s History Month is available at www.mchenry. edu/women. For information, call Kate Midday at 815-4558735.

NORTHWEST HERALD LAKEMOOR – The River East Public Library, 813 W. Route 120, has a variety of programs planned for March. • National Pi Day: Stop in March 14, National Pi Day, and add to the library’s Pi Chain. Tell a Pi joke (or a math joke) and receive a link to add to the chain. Each link is an entry to win a pie. The winning entry will be drawn at 6:45 p.m. Beginning March 10, visit the library’s website for some jokes to get started. • Teen techs: To celebrate Read an E Book Week (today through Saturday) and Teen Tech Week (March 10 to 16), the library is bringing the teens to patrons. The library’s Teen Techs are eager to share their technology knowledge. During these two weeks, schedule a session in advance and receive one-onone instruction on computers, tablets, smartphones,

Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or whatever is needed. Schedules are at the front desk. To make an appointment, stop in the library or call 815-385-6303. • St. Patrick’s Day: Children are invited to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 10:30 a.m. March 16. There will be green stories, happy songs and a take-home project. Registration is required and ends March 12. The program is suitable for ages 5 to 10. To register, stop in the library or call 815-385-6303. • Art and music: To celebrate March as National Youth Art Month and Music in our Schools Month, the library is looking for artists and musicians. All month long, children can bring in their artwork to display or they can upload a copy to the library’s Facebook page. Musicians can upload a video of their music, either singing or playing. At the end of the month, the library will

randomly pick two winners, one artist and one musician, to win a gift card of their choice. The library can be found on Facebook at www. • Book groups: Books and Biscuits is the Wednesday morning group. The title for March is “Another Piece of my Heart” by Jane Green. In April, they will discuss “Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell, which inspired “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “Downton Abbey.” The Society of Page Turners is the Tuesday evening group. They also will discuss “Another Piece of my Heart” in March. The title for April will be “The Wide Sargasso Sea” by Jean Rhys. The nonfiction group Realistic Readers meets on Wednesday morning. In March, they will talk about “License to Pawn” by Rick Harrison and in April, the title is “Size Matters Not” by Warwick Davis. To register, call 815-385-6303.

Trustee has concerns about project’s success in village • HOMES Continued from page B1 Trustee Jerry Glogowski had some concerns about whether the project would be successful. “There’s so many foreclosures in McHenry County,” Glogowski said. “There’s been a lot of homes, very similar to what you’re proposing, and a lot of those homes ... were valued at $280,000 to $310,000, and those homes now are selling for $240,000. “I’m trying to figure out if this is going to be a successful project. ... Pricing is everything.” Trottier said there are competing developments with houses selling between $185,000 and $215,000. The houses in this development are expected to be 2,500 to 2,800 square feet, according to village documents. “We think Algonquin can carry a little bit stronger price, [but] we haven’t finalized yet,” Trottier said. “We anticipate to probably start this community around $250,000 on average, maybe a little bit more, and close them at a little over $300,000.” Town homes in the subdivision have been marketed in the mid-$260,000s, according to the

“We know keeping all town homes will take a very long time to finish up. Our goal is to finish the community, finish the improvements, and we think this works today.” Ryan Trottier Plote Homes oficial Plote website. Trottier said the market is improving. “Other communities have been open for a while, and they get a little stale,” Trottier said. “We’re trying to rebrand this here, start fresh, start new. ... There’s been success with what we built to the north of there. Even there’s a lot of foreclosures and short sales in that area that we’re competing against, those price points haven’t gone below the $275,000 threshold.” He added having schools nearby will increase prices. “We know keeping all town homes will take a very long time to finish up,” Trottier said. “Our goal is to finish the community, finish the improvements, and we think this works today.”

NRA Political Victory Fund endorsed Hultgren in 2010 • GUNS Continued from page B1 According to the conservative “Illinois Review” edition of Jan. 27, 2010, the NRA Political Victory Fund endorsed Hultgren in the 2010 primary for the 14th Congressional District. Hultgren’s staff did not return an email seeking comment. The NRA has taken a stand against restrictions on gun ownership, according to its website. Others who signed Chipkin’s petition at www.ipetitions. com/petition/petition-for-restriction-of-weapon-ownership, include Jean Pierce of Geneva. Pierce said she was opposed to

assault rifles for average citizens. “I don’t see any reason why an individual needs an assault weapon at home,” Pierce said. “It’s not for hunting, except for hunting people.” Victoria Davidson-Bell of Geneva agreed. “I think we need to make it harder to access those weapons,” Davidson-Bell said. “We can’t take them away, but we can go forward and ban assault weapons from being sold.” Robert Brubaker of St. Charles signed the petition, adding that he grew up on a farm in southern Illinois where his uncles had hunting rifles. “I can’t imagine that in wanting to hunt, you would need an assault rifle,” Brubaker said.


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JUDITH ‘JUDY’ MAY BACCI Born: May 23, 1947; in Waukegan Died: Feb. 6, 2013; in Waukegan WAUKEGAN – Judith “Judy” May Bacci, 65, of Waukegan, formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Waukegan Vista East Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born May 23, 1947, in Waukegan, to Leonard and Shirley May (Reinwand). She married LeRoy Bacci on April 20, 1968. Judy was the sole proprietor of American Blueprint & Art Supply for more than 30 years. She started her business when she was 21 years old. Judy was the first to offer art and drafting supplies in the area. Although she was a hardworking businesswoman, she also was a loving and caring mother and good friend to all who knew her. Her hobbies included, but were not limited, to fishing, gardening and cooking, and she had a passion for the theater and fine arts, which she incorporated into her art program. She also provided classes for the arts, helping many beginning artists refine their craft. Survivors include son, Robert L. Bacci of Woodstock; daughter, Sarah Grace Bacci (Ian Moll) of Elgin; brother, Leonard May (Judy) of Crystal Lake; aunts, Mary Goldman of Hudson, Fla., and Clarice Reinwand of Elkhorn, Wis.; best friend, Marge Stewart of Crystal Lake; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Thomas May, in infancy; husband, LeRoy Bacci; and her in-laws, Bruno and Jennie Bacci. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to Catholic Charities of Lake County, 671 South Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085. A celebration of Judy’s life will

be from 2 to 5 p.m. March 23 in Elgin. For information and the address, call 847-275-4982. Sign the guest book at www.

WILLIAM J. CLAUSEN Born: Oct. 18, 1946; in Waukegan Died: Feb. 22, 2013 SPRING GROVE – William J. Clausen passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. He was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Waukegan, to William and Ella (nee Dykstra) Clausen. William was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting on the Chain O’ Lakes. William is survived by his loving wife, Georgina, with whom he had been united in marriage for 38 years; his dear daughter, Elizabeth Clausen; his sisters, Betty (Walter) Graham of Chicago and Dorothy “Dottie” (Neil) Brown of Macomb; a niece, Susan (Reagan) Glenewinkel of El Paso, Texas; and a nephew, Kevin (Jennifer) Brown of Destin, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life will be at noon Saturday, March 23, at Parkway by the Lake Banquets, 25212 Lake Shore Drive, Ingelside, IL 60041. For information, call 847-587-7285. Memorials in William’s name may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Interment will be private. For information, call the funeral home at 847-587-2100 or visit www.kkhamsherfuneralhome. com. Sign the guest book at www.

MADELINE KAYE FIELDS Born: Sept. 21, 1939; in Connersville, Ind. Died: Feb. 21, 2013; in Barrington CRYSTAL LAKE – It is with a heavy heart and tears in our eyes that we announce the passing

of Madeline Kaye Fields, 73, of Crystal Lake. Born Sept. 21, 1939, in Connersville, Ind., Madeline passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Pepper Family Hospice Home in Barrington, with her loving son at her side. In her earlier years, Madeline served as a flight attendant for Braniff Airlines prior to settling into the medical profession. Madeline was employed by Barrington Health Care for Women for 30-plus years as a receptionist and office manager. Madeline was a giving, loving woman who enjoyed gardening, playing solitaire and chatting with friends on the Internet as well as being an avid reader. She especially enjoyed figure skating and gymnastics. Madeline also enjoyed watching sports and was a dedicated Cubs and Bears fan. She enjoyed the companionship of her beloved, departed dogs, JB and Monk. She will be greatly missed but will remain in our hearts and will forever be remembered; may she rest in peace. Madeline is survived by her son, Scott Fields; brother, Robert Leland Bond of Palm Bay, Fla.; and uncle, William D. Bond of Springfield, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and June (nee Coates) Bond; and son, Guy L. Fields. Memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., (Route 176), Crystal Lake. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association at www.lung. org. Condolences may be sent to her family at www.davenportfamily. com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. Sign the guest book at • Continued on page B7

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KEEGHAN DRAKE MCCORMACK Born: Sept. 27, 1993; in McHenry Died: Feb. 22, 2013 FORT MILL, S.C. – Keeghan McCormack, of Fort Mill and formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. He was 19 years old. Keeghan was born in McHenry on Sept. 27, 1993, the son of Brendon McCormack and Melissa Stevens Steele. He attended school in Crystal Lake until the age of 12 when he moved to Fort Mill. Keeghan was a 2012 graduate of Fort Mill High School. He was continuing his education at Trident Technical College in Charleston, S.C. Keeghan enjoyed long-boarding, listening to music, reading, drawing and art and especially hanging out with all of his buddies. He loved his cats, Roxie and Sunday. Keeghan worked at Champions Gymnastics in Rock Hill, S.C., with his mother. He had a special bond with his students and truly enjoyed working with children. Survivors include his mother, Melissa (Scott) Steele of Fort Mill; his father, Brendon McCormack of Ingleside; his siblings, Kallysta Steele of Fort Mill, Logan McCormack of Ingleside and Morgan Cochara of Fox Lake; grandparents, Linda (Don) Donakowski and Paul (fiancée Nancy Stetter) Stevens, both of Johnsburg, Tim and Kristen McCormack of Ingleside and Genevieve (George) Steele of Mendota; his uncle, Ryan Stevens of Johnsburg; his aunt, Kory (Joseph) Eernisse of Grafton, Wis.; his cousins, Sadie Stevens, and Olivia and Cael Eernisse; other relatives; and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, John and Delores Kory, Martin and Dorothy Stevens, Gerald and Florence Tresslar and Timothy and Lois McCormack; and his cousin, Cole Stevens.

A gathering to celebrate Keeghan’s life will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road in Fox Lake, with a prayer service to follow at 7 p.m. He will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Johnsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at Sign the guest book at www.

JOSEPH W. MISKE Born: March 17, 1925; in Chicago Died: March 1, 2013; in Mount Prospect MOUNT PROSPECT – Joseph W. Miske, 87, of Mount Prospect, has died. He was the beloved husband of Dolores K. (nee) Kuehn; dear father of Mann (Stephanie Shopa) Hawks, Todd (John Reid) Miske, Terry Miske, Deborah (John) Kabelman, Darlene (Vladimir) Pawlukowsky and Bonnie (fiancé Michael Haber) Miske; cherished grandfather of Joslyn, Kiersten (Chris), Joshua, Tyler, Christopher, Simone, Evan, Brandt and Jenna; loving great-grandfather of Blake and Miles; and fond brother of Thomas (Jae) Miske and Michael (Sherri) Miske. The visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road, at Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect. He will lie in state from 10 a.m. until Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at St. Raymond Church, Elmhurst Road (Route 83) and Lincoln Street, Mount Prospect. Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 847-255-7800 or visit Sign the guest book at www.

ALBERT ‘AL’ NORDENGREN Born: Oct. 6, 1935; in Chicago Died: March 1, 2013 WOODSTOCK – Al Nordengren, 77, of Woodstock and a longtime resident of Cary, passed away peacefully Friday, March 1, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Chicago, the son of Elsie and Albert Nordengren. He was a 1953 graduate of Taft High School. Al was drafted into the Army in 1958, where he served as a machine gunner in the Army infantry until 1960. He was stationed in Germany, where his first son was born. Al was a people person who loved to tell his stories. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing and many trips with his siblings and children. Al was loved by many and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Peg; his children, Bruce (Stacy) Nordengren, Scott (Deana) Nordengren and Kathleen (Royel) Sullivan; a brother, John (Louise) Nordengren; a sister, Carol Larson; stepchildren, Jeff Meyer, Jeanne (Gary) Clarke, Tom (Michelle) Meyer and Julie Meyer-James. He was a proud grandfather to Kelsey and Brian Nordengren, Hailey and Shey Sullivan and many stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Bob Larson. Friends and family will gather for a celebration of Al’s life at Cary United Methodist Church, 500 N. First St., at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, followed by services at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at the church immediately afterward. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Cary United Methodist Church or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, Barrington. For information, call McHenry County Burial & Cremation Soci-

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TRACY ANN PIERCE Born: June 8, 1969; in Woodstock Died: Feb. 28, 2013; in Woodstock WOODSTOCK – Tracy Ann Pierce, 43, of Woodstock, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at her home in Woodstock. She was born in Woodstock on June 8, 1969, to Robert E. and Nancy L. (Rossman) Pierce. Tracy lived a very compassionate life. She worked with special-needs children for many years and was very devoted to her career. She loved animals, especially her dogs. Although she suffered with many health issues, her love for her family and friends never wavered. She was loved and will be missed. A special thank you to Tracy’s health care providers, all of her doctors and especially Netu and Natalie. She is survived by her father, Robert E. Pierce of Woodstock; brother, Daniel (Joy) Pierce of Woodstock; and her dear friends, Victor, Nicole and Baby Vic. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy L. Pierce. A memorial celebration of Tracy’s life will be from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Woodstock Moose Lodge. Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mooseheart Challenge at Woodstock Lodge 1329 or Helping Paws Animal Shelter, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098. Sign the guest book at www.

GEORGE CHARLES SMEJA Born: July 11, 1932; in Brownsville, Texas Died: Feb. 27, 2013; in Rochester, Minn. McHENRY – George Charles Smeja, 80, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Mayo Clinic-Saint Mary’s Hospital in

Rochester, Minn. He was born July 11, 1932, in Brownsville, Texas, to George and Corrine (Wilson) Smeja. In 1964, he married Gloria Spensieri in Western Springs. He was a co-founder of Metalmaster Roofmaster Inc. and Sno Gem Inc., both located in McHenry. He was a member of Sheet Metal Local Union No. 73 and No. 265 for many years. He was a proud member of Life Changers International Church and was passionate about his church, family and business. He is survived by his children, Steve (Ruth) Smeja, Sharon LaBoy, and their children; his sons, Michael (Rochelle) Smeja and Daniel (Sharon) Smeja; his grandchildren, Rock, Lexie, Noah, Zion and Grace; and his siblings, John (Diane) Smeja, Corrine Reiger, Merrette Nixon and Phillip (Donna) Smeja. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gloria Smeja; his parents; his daughter, Robin Burlak; and his brother, Vernon Smeja. The visitation will be from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Life Changers International Church, 2500 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates. George would encourage you to stay for the celebration of his life at 7:30 p.m. led by Pastor Gregory Dickow, who will speak words of encouragement, faith and everlasting life. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life Changers International Church – Operation Hope. Arrangements were entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Sign the guest book at www.

HELEN WHITEFORD (NEE HARZIG) ALGONQUIN – Helen Whiteford (nee Harzig), 90, born in Glencoe

and formerly of Algonquin for 60 years, passed away. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph “White” Whiteford; loving mother of Chris (Jerry) Gulley and Terry (Jim) Schmidutz; dear “Gram” of Niki (Scott Williams) Gulley and Laura (Mike) Morgan; and greatgrandmother of Matthew Morgan. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements were handled by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 1104 Waukegan Road, Glenview. For information, call the funeral home at 847-901-4012 or visit Helen’s memorial at www.

ANNA ZIEGLER Born: July 13, 1916; in Croatia Died: March 1, 2013 WOODSTOCK – Anna Ziegler, 96, of Woodstock and formerly of Oakwood Hills, passed away March 1, 2013, at Hearthstone Manor. She was born July 13, 1916, in Croatia, the daughter of Edward and Maria Peter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Ziegler; and a son, Alfred Ziegler. She is survived by her cousin, Sophie Chesek; her nephews, Stephen Chesek, Joseph Brisevac and Eric Peter; and a niece, Ivanka Suveg. Anna came to the United States in 1950. Anna and her husband, Tony, managed rental buildings in the Hyde Park area of Chicago. The visitation will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary. This will be followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 410 First St., Cary. Entombment will be in Windridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Sts. Peter & Paul Church. For information, call the funeral home at 847-639-3817 or visit Sign the guest book at www.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Elizabeth Louise Humphrey: The visitation will be from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. There also will be a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the funeral home. Burial will be in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock. For information, call the funeral home at 815-4593411. Patricia C. “PJ” Johnson: The visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, until prayers are said at 10 a.m. going to St. John the Baptist Church for a 10:30 a.m. Mass celebration with interment in the church cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Lucille P. Kusles: A memorial gathering will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley, and will continue until the memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements were entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home. For information,

call the funeral home at 815459-1760. Nora May: The memorial visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, until the 2 p.m. memorial service at K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road, Fox Lake. Interment will be private. For information, call the funeral home at 847-587-2100. Laura Jane Motz: There will be an interment service April 27 in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. For information, call 570-385-2647. Charles M. Nape Jr.: There will be a remembrance get-together for Chuck from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Cucina Bella, Main St., Algonquin. Jackson Northrup Root: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Batavia Covenant Church, 1314 Main St., Batavia. The visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the service at the church. Burial was private. For information, call the funeral home at 630-879-7900. Joseph P. Pozycinsk: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 4, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. A

funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Jerrold “Jerry” Scarpelli: The

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By MEGhAN MONTEMURRO NORMAL – Masking the disappointment was difficult. With third-place up for grabs, the Huntley girls basketball team needed to put together one of its best performances of the season against Whitney Young. But the Dolphins, featuring one of the state’s best players, were too much. Huntley hung tough early, even grabbing a onepoint lead three More from minutes into the Normal game, but the Red Raiders couldn’t Northwest stop Whitney Herald’s Meghan Young on the way Montemurro reto a 60-27 loss at R e d b i r d A r e n a . flects on Huntley’s Huntley’s fourth- experience, Page place finish ended C2. the best season in program history. “These last three days with these kids have been unbelievable,” Huntley coach Steve Raethz said. “This postseason run has been amazing and they’re just a fantastic team. You hate to walk out of here today and have the season end because you want to keep it going with these kids.” By halftime, as Huntley trailed by 19, it was clear this wasn’t the Red Raiders’ night. Whitney Young’s defense was impenetrable, forcing Huntley to settle for outside shots. The Red Raiders (26-8) shot only 27 percent (10 for 37), and they fared even worse on their 3-point attempts (1 for 9). Frustration understandably built as the night wore on. “We didn’t give up, but even getting fourth now, we still got so much farther than so many other teams,” senior guard Haley Ream said. “We can’t hang our heads. We got so much more time to spend with each other than everyone else. I love my team to death. It’s an amazing season and I didn’t want it to end.” To try and alleviate some pressure against Whitney Young’s full court, man-to-man press, freshman forward Ali Andrews (team-high nine points) brought the ball up the court at times – a strategy that worked often this season.

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huntley’s haley Sabie shares a smile with teammate Maureen Prerost as she prepares to shoot a free throw in the Class 4A third-place game against whitney young on Saturday at Redbird Arena in Normal. The Red Raiders secured the program’s first state trophy, bringing home fourth place after falling to the Dolphins, 60-27. Sabie finished with three points.


Hawks aim to keep streak against Wings By TOM MUSICK For decades, the Detroit Red Wings were the toughest kids on the block. Their players had names like Yzerman and Federov and Lidstrom and Zetterberg. They poached a beloved Blackhawks defenseman named Chelios. Ring a bell? All told, the mighty Wings won four Stanley Cup titles during an 11-season span from 1997 to 2008. That increased the Wings’ championship count to 11 in total, which trailed only the Montreal Canadiens (25) and Toronto Maple Leafs (13). Meanwhile, the Hawks languished. From 1997 to 2008, the Hawks reached the playoffs only once. That happened in 2002, when the St. Louis Blues knocked them off in five games



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Tables have turned After struggling against the Detroit Red Wings for many years, the Blackhawks have won nine of the past 13 games against their division rivals. The Hawks (18-0-3) will try to improve their season-opening point streak to 22 games today in Detroit. Decade Record Pct. 2010s 9-2-2 .692 2000s 22-26-2-7 .386 1990s 20-36-9 .308 1980s 37-29-9 .493

Source: Blackhawks in the opening round. Times have changed. The Hawks no longer are weaklings. In fact, they’re pretty strong. Record-setting strong.

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CHICAGO – If anyone knows what a recent Marc Trestman offense looks like, it’s Pat Meyer. Meyer, 40, spent last season working alongside Trestman as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach of the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. Eight days after the Bears hired Trestman as head coach in mid-January, Meyer followed his former boss south of the border as the Bears’ new assistant offensive line coach. So, about that Trestman offense… “Exciting. Up tempo. Smart,” Meyer said. “All of those.” Of course, none of that can happen without a reliable offensive line. For the past few seasons, the offensive line has been the biggest Follow us trouble spot on the Bears. And Follow the Bears by biggest, I don’t Insider feed on mean heaviest or Twitter for updates hairiest or smelli- on the Bears online est, although most at of those descripbears_insider. tions also hold The Bears Insider true for the team’s blog is online at collection of 300-pounders. sports/bears Instead, unfortunately, I mean that the Bears’ offensive line has been the most disappointing, most frustrating, most glaring weakness of any position group on the team. It’s great to rank among the league leaders in most offensive team statistics, but back-to-back-to-back top 10 finishes for most sacks allowed is not one of those desired categories. It will be up to Trestman and his coaching staff to straighten out the line. Can they accomplish that mission when so many other recent coaches have tried and failed? I think so, but it’s impossible to know for sure until the regular season kicks off next fall. One thing is certain. It won’t be easy. When we last saw the Bears, the offensive line consisted of J’Marcus Webb at left tackle, James Brown at left guard, Roberto Garza at center, Chris Spencer at right guard and Jonathan Scott at right tackle. Gabe Carimi had been bumped to a backup role because of inconsistent play, while Edwin Williams served as the backup guard and center. Yes, expect Bears general manager Phil Emery to seek upgrades on the offensive line via free agency (which starts March 12) and the NFL draft (which runs April 25 to 27). But Emery will be on a budget after placing the franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton, and even if he did have gobs of money to spend, most available linemen come with risks. It’s possible that the Bears could turn mostly to familiar faces on the offensive line. That seems as if it would be fine with Trestman.

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Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville yells to his team during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday at the United Center.

March 12 – Free agency starts April 25 to 27 – NFL Draft

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@Bballgirly53 (Ali Andrews) is not impressed #IHSA #State @McKaylaMaroney @HHSRaiderNation” – @IHSAState

Blackhawks at Detroit, 11:30 a.m., today, NBC The Hawks killed all six of Detroit’s power plays in the first meeting between the Central Division rivals Jan. 27.

Angels OF Mike Trout will be paid $510,000 this season after the team renewed his contract, leading to a comment of disproval from his agent. The Astros, on the other hand, will pay Wandy Rodriguez $5 million while he pitches for Pittsburgh.

Bud Selig called for tougher drug testing in baseball Saturday. Here are three entities tougher on crime than baseball is on drugs: 1. John Kimble, Kindergarten Cop 2. Paul Blart, Mall Cop 3. Super Troopers

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Huntley graduate to play baseball at Oakland By JOE STEVENSON André Sopeña was the catalyst atop the batting order for Huntley’s baseball team in 2010 when the Red Raiders finished fourth in the IHSA Class 4A State Tournament. Sopeña’s penchant for grinding out at-bats, seeing a lot of pitches as the leadoff man, and usually being a tough out got him noticed by several schools. It also will get him to the NCAA Division I level. Sopeña, whose brother Nathan plays second base at D-I Eastern Illinois, signed with Oakland (Mich.) University in November and will play for the Golden Grizzlies next year. Sopeña currently is slated to be second baseman and leadoff man for Heartland Community College in Bloomington. “It’s always been our dream to play at whatever level,” Sopeña said. “We

aimed for Division I. Our dad always worked with us, very hard. This is very fulfilling and a blessing. I’m thankful for the opportunity.” Sopeña first attended NAIA St. Xavier University with high school teammate Chris Klein. He transferred to Heartland, but did not play André Sopeña in 2011. Last spring, he hit .356 with 25 RBIs, 23 walks, 19 strikeouts and was 21 of 26 in stolen base attempts for the Hawks. Sopeña alternated between hitting No. 9 and leading off last season. “We played at Saint Joseph’s in [Rensselaer, Ind.] in the fall,” Sopeña said. “[Oakland coaches] saw me there and I performed well. We started talking and I went on a visit.” Trojans to Titans: CaryGrove graduate Sam Babick

and senior Mickey Duncan will be teammates next season at D-III Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Babick, a freshman, transferred from Illinois at semester to play football with the Titans, while Duncan committed over the weekend. Babick, a two-time Northwest Herald All-Area firstteam linebacker, started at Illinois, but the time commitment as a theater major and football player did not work out. “It was hard watching games and not being out there,” Babick said. “I wanted to get the pads back on.” Babick still would like to major in theater at Oshkosh and thinks it can work out. Head coach Pat Cerroni already helped him get a part in the play “Mad Woman of Chaillot” this spring. “About a year and a half ago, I was looking at different schools and Oshkosh showed a lot of interest in me,” Babick said. “They have a winning

attitude and my dad [Mark] played here. It felt like the right choice.” Duncan, like Babick, is an athlete with other talents off the field. He will play Lazar Wolf in C-G’s “Fiddler on the Roof” in the next two weeks. Duncan is a 6-foot-2, 225-pound defensive end on the Trojans’ Class 6A state runner-up football team. “I like that it’s a mid-sized school and a good program,” Duncan said. “One thing Sam told me is that everybody is all in up there. They have a lot of dedication for the program, and that appealed to me.” The Titans won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this season and advanced to the NCAA D-III playoff semifinals. Whitewater-bound: Hampshire’s Shane Hernandez, Jacobs’ Tim Regan and Chloe Rehberg, a senior at C-G, all have chosen to continue their athletic careers at D-III Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Hernandez averages 10.8 points a game for the WhipPurs, who finished 23-6 this season and shared the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division basketball title with Crystal Lake Central. Regan was a Northwest Herald All-Area honorablemention selection in football as a defensive lineman. He helped Jacobs to its third consecutive playoff appearance. Rehberg competes for Trinity Academy of Gymnastics in Lake in the Hills as a Level 10 gymnast. She considered D-II Bridgeport and D-III schools Oshkosh and Hamline (Minn.) before choosing Whitewater.

Benhart to St. Cloud State: Crystal Lake Central junior midfielder Sarah Benhart committed this week to play soccer at D-II St. Cloud State in two years. Benhart found the Minnesota school listed at some tournaments where her club team, Huntley-based Heat

United, played. Benhart emailed Huskies coach Becky McCabe a year ago to start the process. She committed Tuesday after a visit to the school. “I really wanted to commit early to take away any worry about where I was going to school,” Benhart said. “This was the obvious choice for me. I was in contact with some other schools, but I really liked the coach here.”

OTHERS • Huntley senior outfielder Nick Cusumano will play baseball at D-III Elmhurst College next year. … Richmond-Burton senior Britany Selepa will play women’s golf at NAIA Benedictine University in Springfield next year. … Prairie Ridge defensive lineman Connor Kirkpatrick, a two-year starter, will play football at D-III Lake Forest College. Kirkpatrick has a 3.96 GPA and was a starter on the Wolves’ Class 6A state championship team in 2011.

Entertaining a private matter Marian Central won’t likely join the Fox Valley Last week, a reader wrote a letter to the editor asking the Fox Valley Conference to invite Marian Central to join. Sports editor Jon Styf and columnist Tom Musick pontificate on whether that makes sense.

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Huntley’s Ali Andrews attempts to drive against Whitney Young’s Sydney Snower during the second half in their Class 4A third-place game.


Program-changing weekend NORMAL – The remnants of any tears erased, the Huntley’s girls basketball team stood along the baseline at Redbird Arena smiling as they posed for pictures and showed off their medals. The Red Raiders’ introduction to the rest of the state didn’t end as they hoped in a 60-27 loss to Whitney Young, but their Class 4A fourth-place finish punctuated a programchanging weekend. A team seeded third in their regional isn’t supposed to rip off five straight wins to reach the state semifinals. But the Red Raiders did just that en route to the program’s first state appearance. Even after losses to Rolling Meadows and Whitney Young, Huntley’s unexpected success, nearly derailed before it began with two consecutive losses to end the regular season, is only the starting point of what this program can become. “These two losses can’t define who we are and what we’re about,” Huntley coach Steve Raethz said. “This team has been the embodiment of team and chemistry and togetherness. To do what we’ve done and bring home a Class 4A fourth-place state trophy is

VIEWS Meghan Montemmuro unbelievable.” Now the hard part begins for Huntley. The Red Raiders, who were underdogs from the onset of the playoffs, will be expected to repeat their success next season. For a team that didn’t even win its own division, the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division, to make it to state, well, be prepared to wear the metaphorical bullseye on your jersey next season. “We know we can always improve and get to the next level,” Sam Andrews said. If they haven’t already, the Red Raiders need to adopt the motto “State or bust” next season. With seven players returning, including four starters and leading scorers Sam Andrews and Ali Andrews, there’s no reason to accept any other outcome. “I think you have to reevaluate your goals every season, but with the players we have coming back for them to not be having those thoughts and aspirations, I think they need to have them,” Raethz said.

“Why not? Why not us?” Huntley’s quest for another state berth will be hindered by the loss of senior guard Haley Ream. That might be difficult to believe looking at a box score, but her biggest contributions come on the defensive end, often matched up against their opponent’s best player. On Saturday it meant trying to stop Whitney Young guard Linnae Harper, who will play for Kentucky next year. There were ugly moments at Redbird Arena for the Red Raiders, however, the opportunity to build off a special weekend is there for the taking. “I told them how proud I was of them and how they’ve set the bar higher in the program for what they’ve done,” Raethz. “Just what an absolute privilege it’s been to coach them. … In my 14 years coaching, I haven’t had a better group of kids, with winning aside. This is a group of kids that would do anything for each other on and off the floor.”

• Sports reporter Meghan Montemurro can be reached at or on Twitter @M_Montemurro.

Kentucky-bound Harper finishes with 27 points • SEASON Continued from page C1 Still, Huntley struggled to find a rhythm offensively as they managed a season-low 27 points. “When you play against the type of pressure we’ve seen the last couple of days, in particular, they make you play fast and the result of that is you make some poor decisions with the basketball,” Raethz said. “We didn’t do a very good job at times of fighting pressure with pressure meaning taking it to the basket at times.”

“When you play against the type of pressure we’ve seen the last couple of days, in particular, they make you play fast and the result of that is you make some poor decisions with the basketball.” Steve Raethz Huntley girls basketball coach Whitney Young (28-4), led by senior guard and Kentuckybound Linnae Harper with her game-high 27 points, overwhelmed a Huntley defense that struggled to get back on defense or limit points in the paint (34).

On top of the 22 turnovers that resulted in 24 Dolphins points, Whitney Young pushed the ball and always looked for a quick basket. The Dolphins finished with 20 fast break points while Huntley failed to score any in transition.

Styf: The Catholic Seven invited two other schools to joint the new Big East Conference. So why can’t the Fox Valley Conference, which hasn’t added a school to replace Johnsburg, add Marian Central? The simple answer is they don’t want to. They made that clear last summer in soliciting applications for one to three “public” schools to join. Now that that part hasn’t worked out, maybe they should change their mind. Musick: I disagree. Certain things don’t mix well. Heavy-set men and bicycle shorts. Dark chocolate and barbecue sauce. And, in this case, public schools and private schools in the same athletic conference. Styf: But think about the children Tom. Or the Woodstock taxpayers. Sure would be nice to have that short bus trip to Marian Central

TAKE 2 Tom Musick and Jon Styf face off for both of Woodstock’s public high schools in every sport. I’m betting this is ultimately a football issue. The opening is in the Fox Division and Fox Division teams simply won’t want to lose to Marian Central on a regular basis. It’s like when we debate every week, you go into this knowing you’re going to lose. Musick: Foul! I call foul! (Are we allowed to call fouls in this debate? If so, do I get free throws?) Either way, from as far as I can tell, the only argument for inviting Marian to the conference is because of geography. That ignores the bigger issue, which is that Marian is able to recruit and draw from a much different pool of students than all of the other schools in the Fox Valley Conference. It’s apples and oranges. Styf: They compete against each other in the playoffs, why would the regular season be different? Marian Central would have, this year, probably won the Fox Division in football and fencing. I’m not sure what else. The assumption

is that Marian is going out and stealing good athletes from the public schools. I just don’t see it. Kids have a choice. Families can move. If you want to play for a certain school, even public, you’ll find a way to do that. Musick: I probably would have missed those free throws, anyway. But regardless of whether Marian “steals” certain studentathletes – I don’t know whether they do or not – the point is that private schools do not have to play by the same rules as public schools when it comes to enrollment. Public schools admit students of all abilities, be it academic, athletic or anything else, whereas private schools pick and choose which students to admit. They’re not starting from the same place, which is why they shouldn’t be in the same conference.

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Quintana solid for White Sox in 4-0 win

Patrick ready to move on after Daytona By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated Press

The ASSOCIATED PRESS GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jose Quintana got off to a great start again. He knows from experience there’s a long way to go. Quintana, who started strong and faded late as a rookie last season, tossed three perfect innings for the White Sox in their 4-0 victory over Next for the Cincinnati Reds on the Sox Saturday. The left-hander pitched a combined 185 innings between Double-A Birmingham and the majors last year. Sox vs. Seat“ I n e v e r tlei, 2:05 p.m. h a d a l o n g today, AM-670 season like that,” Quintana said. “My arm felt good, but I don’t know if it necessarily was good.” Sox teammate Chris Sale experienced the same sort of heavy workload in his first full season as a major league starter. It was a learning experience for both. Quintana’s focus this offseason was to improve his durability with a combination of rest, cardio and weight work. “Last year after the season I took a little break,” Quintana said. “But after that I went to work and was always thinking about durability for this year and strength toward the end of the season.” Quintana shored up the Sox rotation last season when opening-day starter John Danks went down with a shoulder injury in late May. A native of Colombia who had been signed by Sox as a minor league free agent in November 2011 after the Yankees left him off their 40-man roster, Quintana came up from the minor leagues and made 22 starts, going 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA in the first half before tiring in the second half. He finished 6-6 with a 3.76 ERA and is now considered a fixture in the rotation.


Villanueva gives up one run in loss The ASSOCIATED PRESS SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Pablo Sandoval played his final game before leaving camp to join Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic. He left a good impression. Sandoval hit a towering home run, the only blemish Next for for Carlos Vil- the Cubs lanueva on Saturday, and a San Francisco Giants split squad beat the Cubs, 9-7. Villanueva, a candidate for Cubs (ss) vs. the Cubs’ starting rotation, Los Angeles, gave up one Milwaukee, run on four 2:05 p.m. today hits over three innings. He walked one and struck out two. The home run pitch to Sandoval was just a few inches off the ground. “I’ve known about him for a long time,” said Villanueva, originally signed by the Giants as an amateur in 2002. “Playing in the same organization you always know about guys.” Despite the home run, Villanueva said he felt his best in his final inning. “My last start I didn’t get a chance to work through my mechanics,” he said. “But that third inning I had better rhythm.” Villanueva, with seven years in the majors, signed with the Cubs as a free agent.

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Duke’s Ryan Kelly (34) shoots as Miami’s Julian Gamble (45) plays defense during the first half Saturday in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils beat the Hurricanes, 79-76.


Kelly lifts No. 3 Duke to win over No. 5 Miami The ASSOCIATED PRESS DURHAM, N.C. – Ryan Kelly scored a career-high 36 points in his return from a foot injury that had sidelined him since January, helping third-ranked Duke beat fifthranked Miami, 79-76, on Saturday night. Kelly knocked down 10 of 14 shots – including 7 of 9 3-pointers – for the Blue Devils (25-4, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who avenged a blowout road loss in January by grinding out a tough win in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Quinn Cook added 15 points as Duke built a 10-point lead with about 2 minutes left then held off a frantic rally by Miami. Shane Larkin scored 25 points to lead the Hurricanes (23-5, 14-2), who missed two 3s in the final seconds . No. 1 Indiana 73, Iowa 60: At Bloomington, Ind., Cody Zeller overcame a sluggish start to score 22 points and Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell added a careerhigh 19 as No. 1 Indiana (25-4, 13-3 Big Ten) got past Iowa (18-11, 7-9). No. 2 Gonzaga 81 , Portland 52: At Spokane, Wash., Elias Harris had 20 points and nine rebounds as Gonzaga (29-2, 16-0 West Coast) beat Portland (11-20, 4-12) to stake a claim to its first No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press’ Top 25. Kelly Olynyk added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga, which had already clinched the West Coast

Conference regular season title and and New Mexico (25-4, 12-2 MWC) the top seed in next weekend’s tour- clinched the Mountain West Confernament. ence regular season title. No. 6 Kansas 91, West Virginia 65: Riley Grabau scored 14 points At Lawrence, Kan., Ben McLemore for Wyoming (18-11, 4-11). scored a Kansas (25-4, 13-3 Big 12) No. 15 Oklahoma State 78, Texas 65: freshman-record 36 points, and Jeff At Stillwater, Okla., Markel Brown Withey came within one block of a scored 18 points, Le’Bryan Nash triple-double as the Jayhawks beat added 16 and Oklahoma State (22-6, West Virginia (13-16, 6-10). 12-4 Big 12) corralled Texas (13-16, No. 8 Florida 64, Alabama 52: At 5-11) and star Myck Kabongo. Gainesville, Fla., Casey Prather No. 19 Memphis 76, Central Florida had 10 points and nine rebounds 67: At Orlando, Fla., Joe Jackson and Florida (23-5, 13-3 Southeastern and Chris Crawford both scored Conference) rallied from an eight- 19 points and Memphis (25-4, 14-0 point deficit. CUSA) claimed its eighth ConferFlorida outscored Alabama (19- ence USA championship. Keith 10, 11-5) 23-5 over the final 10 min- Clanton had 29 points and six reutes of the game. bounds for UCF (19-10, 8-6). No. 10 Louisville 58, No. 12 Syracuse VCU 84, No. 20 Butler 52: At Rich53: At Syracuse, N.Y., Luke Hancock mond, Va., Troy Daniels scored 14 hit a 3-pointer from the corner to of his 20 points in the first half and break a tie with 50 seconds left for VCU’s full-court pressure overLouisville (24-5, 12-4 Big East), to whelmed Butler (22-7, 9-5 Atlantic avenge a loss to Syracuse (22-7, 10-6) 10) from the outset. The Rams (23-6, earlier this season. 11-3) dominated, forcing 14 turnUCLA 74, No. 11 Arizona 69: At Los overs in the first half, one more Angeles, Shabazz Muhammad than Butler’s average for a game. grabbed a defensive rebound, got No. 22 Marquette 72, No. 21 Notre fouled and made both free throws Dame 64: At Milwaukee, Jamil with 9 seconds remaining, helping Wilson tied his career-high with UCLA (22-7, 12-4 Pac-12) hang on for a 19 points and Chris Otule added a victory over Arizona (23-6, 11-6) that season-high 16 on 8-of-8 shooting as moved the Bruins into a first-place Marquette Golden Eagles (21-7, 12-4 tie with idle Oregon in the Pac-12. Big East) won its 25th consecutive No. 14 New Mexico 53, Wyoming 42: home game. Jerian Grant scored At Albuquerque, N.M., Alex Kirk 21 points and Eric Atkins added 16 had 15 points and nine rebounds for Notre Dame (22-7, 10-6).


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Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday in Avondale, Ariz.


Kyle Busch leads 142 laps to win Nationwide race The ASSOCIATED PRESS

Illinois survives pesky Nebraska The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHAMPAIGN – Illinois used double-figure scoring from five players to hold off stubborn Nebraska on Saturday, 72-65. The Huskers led 57-55 with just over 6 minutes to play. But the Illini (21-9, 8-8 Big Ten) went on a 7-0 run started by a 3-pointer from D.J. Richardson to go up 6257. They never trailed again. Tracy Abrams led Illinois with 16 points. Brandon Paul had 14 and Richardson, Myke Henry and Nnanna Egwu also scored in double figures. Nebraska (13-16, 4-12) was led by 23 points from Ray Gallegos and 20 by Dylan Talley. The win helps build Illinois’ NCAA tournament case with two regular-seasons games left. The Illini play Tuesday at Iowa and March 10 at No. 16 Ohio State. Minnesota 73, Penn St. 44: At Minneapolis, Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Minnesota (20-9, 8-8) held Penn State (9-19, 1-15) scoreless for the first 11 minutes of the game to cruise to victory. Detroit 79, Ill.-Chicago 67: At Chicago, Doug Anderson had 22 points and nine rebounds and Detroit (20-11, 12-4 Horizon) finished its Horizon League regular season with a victory over Illinois-Chicago (16-14, 7-9). Daniel Barnes had a game-high 28 points for the Flames. Loyola 87, Cleveland St. 60: At Chicago, Jordan Hicks scored 26 points and Loyola (15-15, 5-11) defeated Cleveland State (14-17, 5-11) in the Horizon League regularseason finale for both teams. Hicks also had a gamehigh seven rebounds for the Ramblers. E. Illinois 61, SIU-Edwardsville 46: At Charleston, Morris Woods scored 13 points, Sherman Blanford chipped in with 10 and Eastern Illinois (11-20, 6-10 Ohio Valley) secured a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a win over SIU-Edwardsville (9-18, 5-11). Central Michigan 69, Northern Illinois 50: At DeKalb, Chris Fowler scored 16 points and dished out eight assists, and Central Michigan (10-18, 3-11 Mid-American) snapped a 10-game losing streak with a victory over Northern Illinois (5-22, 3-11).

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Danica Patrick had already built quite a following from her IndyCar days, with a big assist from all those television commercials and magazine layouts. The Daytona 500 took Danicamania to a new, frenzied level. But now that the Daytona dust has settled, it’s time for Patrick to dig in for the rest of the season, her first full one in a Sprint Cup car. “I need to keep realistic expectations and everyone else does, too,” Patrick said from Phoenix Today’s race International Raceway, the next stop on the Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit schedule. “Daytona is a very 500 unique place and this is kind 2 p.m. today, Fox, of where the bulk of the sea- Phoenix Internason starts.” tional Raceway The real start to the season came last weekend at the Daytona 500, where Patrick became the first woman to win the pole at a Sprint Cup race and to lead green-flag laps. This week Patrick struggled with her car in practice and didn’t get it fixed for Friday’s qualifying and will start 40th. Mark Martin will be on the pole. He went around PIR’s mile oval at a speed of 138.075 mph Friday to earn his 56th career pole a week after finishing third in the Daytona 500. Attention for one of auto racing’s most popular drivers reached a fever pitch in Daytona, Patrick’s face all over the news, everyone watching her every move, the daughters of a few of her fellow drivers wanting the opportunity to meet NASCAR’s biggest draw. She handled it all well, thanks, in part, to having been through it before at the Indianapolis 500 in 2005.

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Illinois’ Joseph Bertrand (2) goes up for a basket against Nebraska’s Benny Parker (3) and Dylan Talley during the first half Saturday in Champaign. The Illini won, 72-65. N. Iowa 80, Illinois St. 72: At Cedar Falls, Iowa, Anthony James scored 19 points and Jake Koch and Seth Tuttle each had double-doubles as Northern Iowa (18-13, 11-7 MVC) defeated Illinois State (17-14, 8-10)conference regular-season finale for both schools. S. Illinois 66, Drake 63: At Des Moines, Iowa, Jeff Early scored four points in the final 16 seconds to help preserve a win by Southern Illinois (14-16, 6-12 MVC) over Drake (14-16, 7-11). Missouri St. 64, Bradley 56: At Springfield, Mo., Anthony Downing and Christian Kirk scored 15 points each as Missouri State (10-21, 7-11) clinched the No. 7 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament with a victory against Bradley (16-15, 7-11). W. Illinois 61, South Dakota 59: At Macomb, Ceola Clark scored 27 points as Western Illinois (21-7, 13-3) held on for a victory against South Dakota (10-19, 5-11) to set up a rematch in the Summit League tournament. Utah Valley 76, Chicago St. 69: At Orem, Utah, Jason Johnson scored 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting and grabbed five rebounds to lead Utah Valley (14-16, 3-5 Great West) past Chicago State (8-21, 2-5).

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kyle Busch overcame a mid-race gaffe on pit road with a dominating performance, leading 142 laps to win his fifth Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday. Busch started from the pole and shook off a speeding penalty to pit road with what was easily the fastest car during the 200-lap race around PIR’s mile oval. He eclipsed 11,000 career laps during the race and picked up his 52nd Nationwide victory, extending his own record. Busch has won seven times at Phoenix, including once in Sprint Cup and twice in the trucks series. Brad Keselowski finished second and Justin Allgaier was third. Trevor Bayne finished fourth, followed by Elliott Sadler. Clements headed to sports psychologist: NASCAR is sending suspended driver Jeremy Clements to a sports psychologist in hopes of getting him back on the track soon. Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s Senior Vice President of Racing Operations, said Saturday that Clements will work with Dr. Richard Lapchick to get him back in his car as quickly as possible and as the organization deems fit. Clements was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday for violating the sanctioning body’s code of conduct for making what O’Donnell said was an “intolerable and insensitive remark” during the course of an interview. Clements issued an apology for his remarks on Facebook earlier this week.

Gate placement a concern for NASCAR after crash: NASCAR will look at the placement of gates at its tracks after a Nationwide Series car crashed through the fence at the Daytona 500 and injured more than two dozen fans. Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s Senior Vice President of Racing Operations, said on Saturday that the gate where rookie Kyle Larson’s car hit the fence was locked, but that pieces of the car still went through the fence. He said the safety elements of Larson’s car appeared to work, but the section that the engine is tethered to sheared off and sent pieces of the car flying into the stands. O’Donnell also said two of the injured fans are still at the hospital, but that everyone else has been released.


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8SPORTS SHORTS White defends title in U.S. Open halfpipe VAIL, Colo. – Shaun White has defended his title at the U.S. Open snowboarding championships, easily winning the event Saturday with a flawless performance through a sun-splashed halfpipe. White went big in his opening run, holding little back, and only got better on his second pass when he turned in the high score of 95.58 points. Japanese teenager Ayumu Hirano finished second and Louie Vito of Sandy, Utah, took third. So satisfied with his winning performance, White tossed his goggles into the crowd. He took a leisurely spin on his final run.

Spurs’ Parker out about a month with ankle sprain SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will be out for about a month with a left ankle sprain. Parker, the team’s leading assist

man, injured the ankle in Friday night’s win over the Sacramento Kings. The team announced Saturday afternoon that an MRI showed Parker had a Grade 2 left ankle sprain, and will be out for “approximately four weeks.”

Suhr sets women’s indoor pole vault record ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jenn Suhr set a women’s pole vault indoor record by clearing 16 feet, 5½ inches Saturday at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships. Suhr cleared the bar with plenty to spare on her first attempt. Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia set the previous record last year at 16-5¼. It was the sixth straight national title for Suhr and seventh overall.

Iditarod kicks off with festive ceremonial start ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Mushers and their dogs are taking a

leisurely jaunt through Anchorage in the ceremonial start of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 1,000-mile race kicked off Saturday in a festive mood as 66 teams posed with fans and sailed their sleds 11 miles on streets covered with trucked-in snow. The event comes ahead of the real, competitive start of the race today in Willow 50 miles to the north.

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Hawks have won 9 of past 13 against Wings • STREAK Continued from page C1 When the puck drops today at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, the Hawks will aim to extend their history-making streak against one of their most bitter rivals. At 18-0-3, the Hawks have not lost in regulation time through the first 21 games of the season. Including the end of last season, the Hawks have earned at least one point in 27 consecutive games, which is eight shy of the all-time record set by the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers. “This is pretty amazing being part of a run like this,” said Hawks forward Viktor Stalberg, who is one of seven players on the team with at least five goals this season. “But it seems like it hasn’t gotten to AP photo our heads at all.” The Blackhawks’ Viktor Stalberg (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first peThe powerhouse Wings of riod against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday at the United Center. The Hawks have not lost in regula- the previous decade used to get into the Hawks’ heads, but tion this season.

Trestman hopes O-line gels with the rest of the offense • MUSICK Continued from page C1 “It’s our job to develop these players to the best of our abilities,” said Trestman, who coordinated top offenses with the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders before heading to Montreal. “We think we’ve got the coaches to do that. Development is a big part of coaching in our league, and we expect to do that.” Trestman will spend much of his time focusing on the quarterbacks – see: Cutler, Jay – as he tries to improve a group that finished No. 28 in total offense in 2012. Unless Trestman figures out a way to clone himself, he won’t be able to be in the quarterbacks meeting room and the offensive line meeting room at the same time. That’s why Trestman hired Aaron Kromer from the New Orleans Saints to be his offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. It’s also why he brought Meyer with him from Canada. Together, the group hopes to lead a disciplined, dependable offensive line. No matter who starts, Kromer said, he wanted a unit that far exceeded five individuals. “The personality would be a mentally tough unit that would be accountable to each other,” Kromer said. “That’s what you’re looking for. “There are all different styles of talent and types of talent that people have, but it’s an accountability to each other, and it’s a mental and physical toughness that they become tougher as five than they were as one.” So far, the coaching staff has been allergic to discussing individual players. Webb is a question mark at left tackle, and he didn’t help his cause by being arrested downstate on drug charges that later were dropped. Brown was a 2012 undrafted rookie who was the definition of raw, and Carimi’s career path is anyone’s guess at this point.

“There are all different styles of talent and types of talent that people have, but it’s an accountability to each other, and it’s a mental and physical toughness that they become tougher as five than they were as one.”

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Blackhawks’ Brent Seabrook is mobbed by teammates after scoring his game-winning goal during overtime against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the United Center. The Blackhawks won, 4-3, in overtime. that does not seem to be the case anymore. The Hawks beat the Wings, 2-1, on Jan. 27 at the United Center thanks to Nick Leddy’s game-winning goal in overtime. That win marked the latest evidence of a power shift in the rivalry. Since the Hawks won the Stanley Cup recently in 2010, they are 9-2-2 against the Wings. Their .692 winning percentage during that span is the best of any decade of the rivalry, far exceeding the 2000s (.386), the

1990s (.308) and 1980s (.493). Yet Hawks coach Joel Quenneville knows better than to underestimate the Wings, who have won three of their past four games to improve to 10-8-3 this season. Quenneville said he had a good idea of what to expect today in Detroit. “A hungry team,” Quenneville said. “They’ll be ready, for sure. [It’s] the first time in their building, so it will be a great challenge, a great test. “Let’s be ready.”

8LOCAL BRIEF Algonquin’s Kelly 18th at U.S. Open snowboarding Algonquin’s Kirby Kelly finished 18th in the women’s halfpipe at the U.S. Open snowboard championships, which concluded Saturday in Vail, Colo. Kelly, a 17-year-old DundeeCrown senior, did not advance out of Thursday’s semifinal round. She finished with 621.71 points, compared to leader Kelly Clark’s 1000.

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Aaron Kromer Bears offensive coordinator, offensive line coach Kromer said he had success with starting rookies in the past and would be willing to do so again. He said he considered only a player’s onfield ability, not their college résumé. “I don’t care where they came from,” Kromer said. “I don’t care what position we’re talking about. It doesn’t matter whether they got drafted in the first [round] or they were a college free agent. If they play and the produce, those are the guys you should play.” When it comes to first impressions, Kromer earns high marks. Like Trestman, he preaches the importance of teaching and developing players. And, like, Trestman, he easily can speak in detail about offensive strategy and blocking schemes. But do you know who else was known as a no-nonsense coach who excelled as a teacher of offensive linemen? That would be Mike Tice. We all know how that ended. So the Bears’ new group of coaches will have to prove that they can make a difference. And the Bears’ linemen will have to prove that they can play. And, in the meantime, the rest of us will have to wait six more months for football.

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Thompson joins Guthrie atop board The ASSOCIATED PRESS PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Michael Thompson felt like he was playing in a U.S. Open whenever he saw his golf ball in the rough or the scores on the leaderboard at the Honda Classic. No one was going anywhere Saturday at PGA National. In cool, blustery conditions on a course with water hazards at nearly every turn, the strategy was to keep the head down and keep big numbers off the scorecard. Thompson and PGA Tour rookie Luke Guthrie managed to do that well enough to share the lead going into the final round. Guthrie was tested his first time in the last group on tour and made a collection of solid pars on his final eight holes for a 1-over-par 71. Thompson accepted his bogeys and finished with a two-putt birdie on the 18th for a 70. They were at 8-under 202, and while the conditions were tough, equally daunting were some of the names behind him. Lee Westwood, who moved his family down the road from PGA National over the Christmas break, rallied over the last five holes by chipping in for birdie, making an 18-foot birdie putt on the 17th and salvaging par after hitting into the

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Luke Guthrie putts for a birdie on the eighth green during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. on Saturday. water on the par-5 18th. That gave him a 70 and put him only two shots behind. He was tied with Geoff Ogilvy, who appears to have snapped out of his putting doldrums that cost him dearly on the West Coast. Ogilvy recovered from three bogeys in four holes at the start of his round by making a 7-foot birdie putt at the

end for a 70. By one shot, Ogilvy missed staying in the top 50 at the end of last year for an automatic invitation to the Masters. He has slipped to No. 79, but a win Sunday would take care of that, and runner-up alone at least should get him into the top 50 and earn a spot at Doral next week. The Australian summed up the day perfectly. “Even par for the day was never going to go backward,” Ogilvy said. “It was only going to go forward, and I did that.” HSBC Women’s Champions: At Singapore, Stacy Lewis shared the lead with Na Yeon Choi after the South Korean birdied the 18th hole in a rain-delayed third round on Saturday. Choi shot a 5-under 67 to tie the 28-year-old American at 14-under 202. Lewis, the overnight leader and reigning LPGA Player of the Year, had a 69. Paula Creamer, who injured her shoulder in a car accident after a tournament in Thailand last weekend, shot 69 to trail the leaders by two shots. Four golfers were three strokes behind Creamer – American Danielle Kang (70), Spaniard Azahara Munoz (72), South Korean Sun Young Yoo (72) and Thai 17-yearold Ariya Jutanugarn (72).







Saturday At PGA National (Champion Course) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,110; Par: 70 Third Round Leaders Luke Guthrie 68-63-71—202 -8 Michael Thompson 67-65-70—202 -8 Lee Westwood 66-68-70—204 -6 Geoff Ogilvy 68-66-70—204 -6 Rickie Fowler 65-71-69—205 -5 Charles Howell III 67-67-71—205 -5 Y.E. Yang 67-72-67—206 -4 Peter Hanson 71-67-68—206 -4 Keegan Bradley 68-68-70—206 -4 Justin Rose 68-66-72—206 -4 Graham DeLaet 65-68-73—206 -4 Darron Stiles 71-68-68—207 -3 Erik Compton 69-68-70—207 -3 James Driscoll 69-68-70—207 -3 Lucas Glover 69-66-72—207 -3 Tom Gillis 67-68-72—207 -3 Nicholas Thompson 69-66-72—207 -3 Boo Weekley 66-67-74—207 -3 David Lynn 72-68-68—208 -2 Brandt Jobe 69-71-68—208 -2 Kyle Stanley 70-69-69—208 -2 Ben Kohles 66-73-69—208 -2 Bob Estes 69-69-70—208 -2 Graeme McDowell 67-68-73—208 -2 Sean O’Hair 66-68-74—208 -2 Russell Henley 68-71-70—209 -1 Charl Schwartzel 70-68-71—209 -1 Mark Wilson 70-68-71—209 -1 Chris Stroud 67-70-72—209 -1 Jeff Klauk 67-69-73—209 -1 Robert Streb 65-70-74—209 -1 Tiger Woods 70-70-70—210 E Retief Goosen 72-67-71—210 E George McNeill 71-68-71—210 E Stewart Cink 68-71-71—210 E Fabian Gomez 66-72-72—210 E Daniel Summerhays 69-67-74—210 E Brian Stuard 66-69-75—210 E Matteo Manassero 73-67-71—211 +1 Trevor Immelman 73-67-71—211 +1 Steven Bowditch 70-69-72—211 +1 Ben Crane 70-69-72—211 +1 Freddie Jacobson 70-69-72—211 +1 Brendon de Jonge 70-68-73—211 +1 Dustin Johnson 66-71-74—211 +1 Branden Grace 65-71-75—211 +1 Chris Kirk 68-68-75—211 +1 Doug LaBelle II 66-68-77—211 +1 Matt Jones 67-73-72—212 +2 Scott Stallings 74-66-72—212 +2 Nicolas Colsaerts 69-71-72—212 +2 Brendan Steele 72-67-73—212 +2 Vaughn Taylor 71-68-73—212 +2 Kevin Streelman 71-68-73—212 +2 Greg Chalmers 68-71-73—212 +2 Brian Gay 67-72-73—212 +2 Kevin Stadler 67-71-74—212 +2

Saturday At Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course) Singapore Purse: $1.4 million Yardage: 6,606; Par: 72 Third Round Leader Na Yeon Choi 69-66-67—202 -14 Stacy Lewis 67-66-69—202 -14 Paula Creamer 68-67-69—204 -12 Danielle Kang 68-69-70—207 -9 Ariya Jutanugarn 69-66-72—207 -9 Azahara Munoz 65-70-72—207 -9 Sun Young Yoo 67-68-72—207 -9 Jessica Korda 72-68-68—208 -8 Karine Icher 70-71-68—209 -7 Nicole Castrale 69-71-69—209 -7 Candie Kung 69-71-69—209 -7 Chella Choi 68-67-74—209 -7 Morgan Pressel 70-71-69—210 -6 Lexi Thompson 73-68-69—210 -6 Jiyai Shin 71-69-70—210 -6 Pornanong Phatlum 67-71-72—210 -6 Lizette Salas 67-74-70—211 -5 Catriona Matthew 70-69-72—211 -5 Beatriz Recari 71-72-69—212 -4 Moriya Jutanugarn 73-68-71—212 -4 Yani Tseng 68-73-71—212 -4 Anna Nordqvist 72-71-70—213 -3 Jenny Shin 71-72-70—213 -3 Inbee Park 73-69-71—213 -3 Chie Arimura 69-72-72—213 -3 Karin Sjodin 67-72-74—213 -3 Vicky Hurst 73-71-70—214 -2 Hee-Won Han 72-71-71—214 -2 Stacy Prammanasudh 73-70-71—214 -2 Brittany Lincicome 69-73-72—214 -2 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 69-71-74—214 -2 Hee Kyung Seo 71-69-74—214 -2

Saturday At Country Club de Bogota Bogota, Colombia Purse: $700,000 Yardage: 7,237; Par: 71 Third Round Leaders Patrick Cantlay 67-68-65—200 Jim Renner 69-65-66—200 Shane Bertsch 65-70-67—202 Bhavik Patel 68-66-69—203 Ryan Spears 70-66-68—204 Steve Wheatcroft 66-69-69—204 Bio Kim 69-71-65—205 Alex Cejka 69-68-68—205 Michael Putnam 68-68-69—205 Alexandre Rocha 66-70-69—205 Roger Sloan 68-68-69—205




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NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Saturday’s Games White Sox 4, Cincinnati 0 San Francisco (ss) 9, Cubs 7 Detroit (ss) 4, Pittsburgh 1 Boston 2, Minnesota 1 Toronto 11, Philadelphia 6 N.Y. Yankees 10, Detroit (ss) 3 Washington 6, St. Louis 2 Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 1 Houston 6, Atlanta 5 N.Y. Mets 8, Miami 8, tie Milwaukee 4, L.A. Angels 3 Kansas City 9, San Francisco (ss) 5 Seattle 9, L.A. Dodgers 5 San Diego 11, Cleveland 8 Oakland 6, Colorado 3 Texas 7, Arizona 1 Today’s Games Cubs (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. White Sox vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia (ss) at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:35 p.m. Seattle vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:10 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Blackhawks 21 18 0 3 39 68 St. Louis 20 11 7 2 24 59 Detroit 21 10 8 3 23 60 Nashville 21 9 7 5 23 45 Columbus 21 5 12 4 14 47 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Vancouver 19 10 5 4 24 54 Minnesota 20 10 8 2 22 45 Edmonton 20 8 8 4 20 49 Colorado 19 8 8 3 19 49 Calgary 19 7 8 4 18 53 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 20 15 3 2 32 71 Phoenix 21 10 8 3 23 62 Dallas 21 10 9 2 22 57 Los Angeles 18 10 6 2 22 47 San Jose 19 9 6 4 22 45 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 22 14 8 0 28 77 New Jersey 21 10 6 5 25 52 Philadelphia 23 11 11 1 23 66 N.Y. Rangers 19 9 8 2 20 48 N.Y. Islanders 21 8 11 2 18 61 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 18 14 2 2 30 54 Montreal 21 13 4 4 30 64 Ottawa 22 12 7 3 27 50 Toronto 22 13 9 0 26 64 Buffalo 22 9 12 1 19 58 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Carolina 20 11 8 1 23 60 Winnipeg 21 10 10 1 21 55 Tampa Bay 21 9 11 1 19 73 Florida 21 6 10 5 17 53 Washington 20 8 11 1 17 55




HONONEGAH INVITATIONAL Team scores: 1. Aurora West 122.5, 2. Hononagah 75, 3. Lake Park 68, 4. Downers Grove North 56, t5. Cary-Grove 41, t5. Lakes 41, 7. Hampshire 31, 8. Burlington Central 30, 9. Kaneland 29, 10. McHenry 25, t11. Niles West 23, t11. DeKalb 23, 13. Marengo 22, 14. Downers Grove South 19, 15. St. Viator 17, 16. Lane Tech 12, 17. Boylan 10, 18. Stagg 8, 19. Fenwick 5.5, 20. Crystal Lake South 2, t21. Guilford 1, t21. Belvidere North 1, t21. Harper 1. Winners and top-8 local finishers 55 meters: 1. Saffa (AW) 7.36, 5. D’Angelo (McH.) 7.67, 8. Schulz (CG) 7.79. 200 meters: 1. Saffa (AW) 26.82, 3. Fouch (Ham.) 27.14, 4. Schulz (CG) 27.69, 6. Pagan (Ham.) 27.87, 7. D’Angelo (McH.) 28.02. 400 meters: 1. Clayton (Hon.) 59.82, 4. D’Angelo (McH.) 1:02.21, 7. Fouch (Ham.) 1:02.98. 800 meters: 1. Clayton (Hon.) 2:19.63, 7. Sprague (Mar.) 2:27.87. 3,200 meters: 1. Adams (Mar.) 11:23.59. 55 high hurdles: 1. Spagnola (AW) 8.49, 4. Burk (CG) 9.37, 6. Jacquier (CG) 9.77. 200 hurdles: 1. Spagnola (AW) 29.52, 7. Graff (Ham.) 32.85. 4x200 relay: 1. Cary-Grove (Furio, Robins, Burk, Schulz) 1:53.14, 4. Hampshire (Pagan, N. Dumoulin, T. Dumoulin, Trzebunia) 1:56.01, 7. CL South (De Jesus, Clark, Minogue, John) 1:58.18. 4x400 relay: 1. Downers Grove North (Urbancik, Armstrong, Jan, Ridderhoff) 4:15.29, 4. Hampshire (Pagan, Fouch, T. Dumoulin, N. Dumoulin) 4:22.67, 6. CaryGrove (Renner, Barnes, Schoepke, Duzey) 4:29.44, 8. McHenry (Marunde, Wallace, Purich, D’Angelo) 4:30.23. 4x800 relay: 1. Downers Grove North (Maletich, Nicholson, Krusenoski, Urbancik) 10:02.49, 3. Cary-Grove (Riley, Geiger-Powell, Lundin, Duzey) 10:22.51, 6. McHenry (Purich, Brenner, Ferguson, Opatrny) 10:36.55. Distance medley: 1. Hononegah (Dal Santo, Pierson, Van, Clayton) 13:30.03. High jump: 1. Spagnola (AW) 5-4, 5. Wlasiuk (McH.) 5-2, t8. Sternard (CG) 4-10, t8. Robins (CG) 4-10. Pole Vault: 1. Golliday (LP) 10-6. Long jump: 1. Spagnola (AW) 17-53⁄4, 6. Furio (CG) 15-73⁄4, 7. Pagan (Ham.) 15-01⁄2. Triple jump: 1. Brown (DeK.) 37-31⁄2, 8. Perrone (CG) 32-2. Shot put: 1. Herra (Boy.) 42-5, 4. Szamlewski (McH.) 36-7.

Championship game Marian Catholic 48, Rolling Meadows

NBA GA 40 57 57 52 65 GA 52 49 54 58 66 GA 55 59 62 42 43 GA 64 56 68 49 73 GA 38 50 41 55 70 GA 57 64 67 79 59

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Buffalo 4, New Jersey 3, SO Phoenix 5, Anaheim 4, SO Philadelphia 2, Ottawa 1 Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2 Washington 3, Winnipeg 0 Pittsburgh 7, Montreal 6, OT Carolina 6, Florida 2 Los Angeles at Vancouver, (n) Nashville at San Jose, (n) Today’s Games Blackhawks at Detroit, 11:30 a.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 2 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 2 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 5 p.m. Montreal at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 7 p.m.

AHL Saturday’s Games San Antonio 2, Wolves 1 Binghamton 4, Toronto 2 Manchester 4, St. John’s 1 Springfield 2, Providence 1, SO Worcester 2, Portland 1, SO Hershey 3, Norfolk 2 Bridgeport 4, Adirondack 3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Albany 1, SO Rochester 2, Syracuse 1, OT Hamilton 2, Lake Erie 0 Oklahoma City 5, Texas 4, SO Peoria 4, Grand Rapids 1 Milwaukee 3, Rockford 2 Houston at Abbotsford, (n)

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 37 22 .627 Bulls 34 25 .576 Milwaukee 29 28 .509 Detroit 23 38 .377 Cleveland 20 39 .339 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 35 20 .636 Brooklyn 34 26 .567 Boston 31 27 .534 Philadelphia 23 34 .404 Toronto 23 37 .383 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 42 14 .750 Atlanta 33 24 .579 Washington 18 39 .316 Orlando 16 43 .271 Charlotte 13 45 .224 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 46 14 .767 Memphis 38 19 .667 Houston 32 28 .533 Dallas 26 32 .448 New Orleans 21 39 .350 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 42 16 .724 Denver 38 22 .633 Utah 32 27 .542 Portland 26 31 .456 Minnesota 20 35 .364 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 43 18 .705 Golden State 33 27 .550 L.A. Lakers 29 30 .492 Phoenix 21 39 .350 Sacramento 20 40 .333

IHSA CLASS 3A STATE FINALS Championship game Quincy Notre Dame 62, Vernon Hills 45 Third-place game Montini 42, Morton 38

WHITNEY YOUNG 60 HUNTLEY 27 WHITNEY YOUNG (60) Allen 5 0-0 10, Hillsman 2 0-0 4, Snower 1 0-0 3, Beck 0 0-0 0, Harper 12 1-1 27, Morris 0 0-0 0, Lewis 0 0-0 0, Muhammad 4 0-0 11, Spingola 1 0-0 2, Brame 1 1-2 3, McKee 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 2-3 60. HUNTLEY (27) Ream 2 1-1 5, S. Andrews 2 2-2 6, A. Andrews 3 2-3 9, Barreto 0 0-0 0, Zornow 1 0-0 2, Kaniewski 1 0-0 2, Prerost 0 0-0 0, Siwuda 0 0-0 0, Brock 0 0-0 0, Lowenstein 0 0-0 0, Sabie 1 0-0 3, Zobott 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 6-7 27. Whitney Young Huntley

16 12 15 17 – 60 6 3 10 8 – 27

Three-point goals: Whitney Young 6 (Muhammad 3, Harper 2, Snower), Huntley 1 (A. Andrews). Total fouls: Whitney Young 15, Huntley 7.

BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 4A PLAYOFFS DeKalb Sectional Tuesday Game 1: Larkin vs. Jefferson, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Game 2: Boylan vs. CL Central, 7:30 p.m.

CLASS 3A PLAYOFFS Freeport Sectional Tuesday Game 1: Woodstock vs. Rockford Lutheran, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Game 2: Sycamore vs. St. Francis, 7:30 p.m.


GB — 3½ 5½ 13 14½ GB — 9½ 24½ 27½ 30 GB — 6½ 14 19 25 GB — 5 10½ 15½ 20½ GB — 9½ 13 21½ 22½

Saturday’s Games Bulls 96, Brooklyn 85 Philadelphia 104, Golden State 97 Milwaukee 122, Toronto 114, OT Minnesota at Portland, 10 p.m. Today’s Games Bulls at Indiana, 7 p.m. Miami at New York, Noon Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, 5 p.m. Memphis at Orlando, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 5 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 6 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

BULLS 96, NETS 85 BROOKLYN (85) Wallace 3-7 1-3 8, Evans 0-2 0-0 0, Lopez 9-16 4-5 22, Williams 4-12 5-5 14, Johnson 5-10 0-0 11, Bogans 0-0 0-0 0, Humphries 0-1 0-0 0, Watson 3-7 0-0 7, Blatche 4-10 5-6 13, Brooks 0-0 0-2 0, Teletovic 4-7 0-0 9, Taylor 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 32-72 16-23 85. CHICAGO (96) Deng 3-10 2-2 8, Boozer 9-16 2-2 20, Noah 10-13 1-1 21, Hinrich 5-8 0-0 12, Belinelli 2-7 2-2 7, Robinson 4-9 2-2 12, Butler 4-7 5-5 13, Cook 1-3 0-0 3, Mohammed 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-73 14-14 96. Brooklyn Chicago

27 12 20 26 —85 27 26 24 19 —96

3-Point Goals–Brooklyn 5-15 (Wallace 1-1, Teletovic 1-2, Watson 1-2, Johnson 1-4, Williams 1-5, Blatche 0-1), Chicago 6-15 (Hinrich 2-3, Robinson 2-5, Cook 1-1, Belinelli 1-2, Butler 0-1, Noah 0-1, Deng 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds– Brooklyn 44 (Evans 10), Chicago 38 (Noah 10). Assists–Brooklyn 19 (Williams 6), Chicago 25 (Noah 5). Total Fouls–Brooklyn 20, Chicago 24. Technicals–Noah.





at Indiana 7 p.m. WCIU, ESPN AM-1000


at San Antonio 8 p.m. CSN/ESPN AM-1000

at Detroit 11:30 a.m. NBC AM-720

MINNESOTA 7:30 p.m. CSN AM-720


at L.A. Angels*/ MILWAUKEE* 2:05 p.m./ 2:05 p.m.

CLEVELAND* 2:05 p.m.

at Colorado* 2:10 p.m.

at Texas Rangers* 2:05 p.m.

WHITE SOX* 2:05 p.m. AM-670

CINCINNATI* 2:05 p.m. AM-670

at San Diego* 2:05 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO* 2:05 p.m.

UNITED STATES* 2:05 p.m.

at Cubs* 2:05 p.m. AM-670

at Texas 7:30 p.m. WCUU * Spring training



Noon: Purdue at Wisconsin, ESPN 1 p.m.: DePaul at South Florida, WCUU, AM-670 1 p.m.: Florida St. at North Carolina, CBS 2:30 p.m.: Washington St. at Washington, FSN 3 p.m.: Michigan St. at Michigan, CBS 5 p.m.: North Carolina State at Georgia Tech, ESPNU

NBA BASKETBALL Noon: Miami at New York, ABC 2:30 p.m.: Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, ABC 7 p.m.: Bulls at Indiana, WCIU, ESPN, AM-1000

NHL HOCKEY 11:30 a.m.: Blackhawks at Detroit, NBC, AM-720 6:30 p.m.: Montreal at Boston, NBCSN

SOCCER 6:30 p.m.: MLS, New York at Portland, ESPN2



2 p.m.: Paris-Nice, prologue, NBCSN (same-day tape)

GOLF 8 a.m.: European PGA Tour, Tshwane Open, inal round, TGC (same-day tape) Noon: PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, inal round, TGC 2 p.m.: PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, inal round, NBC 6 p.m.: LPGA, HSBC Women’s Champions, inal round, TGC (same-day tape)

11 a.m.: Michigan at Ohio State, BTN 12:30 p.m.: Vanderbilt at Georgia, ESPNU 12:30 p.m.: Wichita State at Indiana State, CSN 1 p.m.: Saint Joseph’s at Dayton, ESPN2 1 p.m.: Wisconsin at Michigan State, BTN 2:30 p.m.: Tennessee at Kentucky, ESPNU 3 p.m.: North Carolina at Duke, ESPN2 3 p.m.: Illinois at Purdue, BTN 5 p.m.: Penn State at Nebraska, BTN


AHL HOCKEY 4 a.m.: World Baseball Classic, irst round, China vs. Japan, MLBN 1:30 a.m.: World Baseball Classic, irst round, China vs. Cuba, MLBN

Third-place game Whitney Young 60, Huntley 27

MEN’S COLLEGE GB — 3 7 15 17


2 p.m.: Spring Training, Cincinnati at White Sox, AM-670

AUTO RACING 1:30 p.m.: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Subway Fresh Fit 500, Fox




MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Kansas City 8 0 Seattle 8 1 Baltimore 6 2 Houston 5 2 White Sox 4 2 Tampa Bay 6 3 Minnesota 5 3 Cleveland 6 4 Boston 5 4 Toronto 5 4 Detroit 4 5 Oakland 3 5 Texas 2 6 New York 2 7 Los Angeles 1 6 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Colorado 5 3 St. Louis 4 3 Arizona 4 4 Cubs 4 4 Miami 3 3 San Diego 5 5 San Francisco 3 3 Washington 3 3 Los Angeles 3 4 Philadelphia 3 4 New York 2 3 Atlanta 3 6 Milwaukee 3 6 Pittsburgh 2 6 Cincinnati 2 8

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Saturday 1. Indiana (25-4) beat Iowa 73-60. Next: vs. No. 16 Ohio State, Tuesday. 2. Gonzaga (29-2) beat Portland 81-52. Next: WCC semifinals. 3. Duke (25-4) beat No. 5 Miami 79-76. Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Tuesday. 4. Michigan (23-5) did not play. Next: vs. No. 9 Michigan State, Sunday. 5. Miami (23-5) lost to No. 3 Duke 7976. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Wednesday. 6. Kansas (25-4) beat West Virginia 9165. Next: vs. Texas Tech, Monday. 7. Georgetown (23-4) beat Rutgers 6451. Next: at Villanova, Wednesday. 8. Florida (23-5) beat Alabama 64-52. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Wednesday. 9. Michigan State (22-6) did not play. Next: at No. 4 Michigan, Sunday. 10. Louisville (24-5) beat No. 12 Syracuse 58-53. Next: vs. Cincinnati, Monday. 11. Arizona (23-6) lost to UCLA 74-69. Next: vs. Arizona State. 12. Syracuse (22-7) lost to No. 10 Louisville 58-53. Next: vs. DePaul, Wednesday. 13. Kansas State (24-5) beat Baylor 64-61. Next: vs. TCU, Tuesday. 14. New Mexico (25-4) beat Wyoming 53-42. Next: at Nevada, Wednesday. 15. Oklahoma State (22-6) beat Texas 78-65. Next: at Iowa State, Wednesday. 16. Ohio State (21-7) did not play. Next: at No. 1 Indiana, Tuesday. 17. Wisconsin (20-8) did not play. Next: vs. Purdue, Sunday. 18. Saint Louis (23-5) beat George Washington 66-58. Next: at Xavier, Wednesday. 19. Memphis (25-4) beat UCF 76-67. Next: at UTEP, Tuesday. 20. Butler (22-7) lost to VCU 84-52. Next: at UMass, Thursday. 21. Notre Dame (22-7) lost to No. 22 Marquette 72-64. Next: vs. St. John’s, Tuesday. 22. Marquette (21-7) beat No. 21 Notre Dame 72-64. Next: at Rutgers, Tuesday. 23. Pittsburgh (22-7) did not play. Next: vs. Villanova, Sunday. Next: at DePaul. 24. Oregon (23-6) did not play. Next: at Colorado, Thursday. 25. Louisiana Tech (26-3) beat San Jose State 88-61. Next: at New Mexico State, Thursday.

SATURDAY’S SCORES MIDWEST Ball St. 86, Toledo 72 Cent. Michigan 69, N. Illinois 50 Cincinnati 61, UConn 56 Creighton 91, Wichita St. 79 Dayton 78, Richmond 74 Detroit 79, Ill.-Chicago 67 E. Illinois 61, SIU-Edwardsville 46 E. Michigan 50, W. Michigan 49, OT Evansville 84, Indiana St. 68 IPFW 74, Oakland 72 Illinois 72, Nebraska 65 Indiana 73, Iowa 60 Kansas 91, West Virginia 65 Kent St. 78, Miami (Ohio) 58 Loyola of Chicago 87, Cleveland St. 60 Marquette 72, Notre Dame 64 Minnesota 73, Penn St. 44 Missouri 89, LSU 76 Missouri St. 64, Bradley 56 N. Dakota St. 84, Nebraska-Omaha 57 N. Iowa 80, Illinois St. 72 Ohio 78, Bowling Green 65 S. Illinois 66, Drake 63 UMKC 48, IUPUI 44 UMass 77, Xavier 72 Valparaiso 75, Green Bay 56 W. Illinois 61, South Dakota 59 Wright St. 72, Youngstown St. 45







Saturday At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200 laps, 149.2 rating, 0 points, $70,700. 2. (9) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200, 121.9, 0, $53,450. 3. (5) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 115.5, 41, $45,334. 4. (4) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 106.2, 40, $35,841. 5. (15) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 200, 103.6, 39, $31,241. 6. (6) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 94.3, 38, $27,491. 7. (19) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 200, 86.1, 37, $25,226. 8. (3) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 200, 117.4, 0, $17,470. 9. (8) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200, 86.8, 0, $16,325. 10. (21) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 200, 89.2, 34, $23,816. 11. (13) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200, 95.7, 33, $14,575. 12. (7) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 200, 92.6, 0, $13,975. 13. (14) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200, 87.2, 31, $21,066. 14. (22) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 200, 78.8, 30, $19,691. 15. (23) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 200, 76.1, 29, $20,016. 16. (30) Blake Koch, Toyota, 200, 68.4, 28, $19,441. 17. (2) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 199, 98.2, 28, $12,375. 18. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 198, 65.5, 26, $18,841. 19. (11) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 198, 73.2, 25, $19,066. 20. (27) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, 198, 63.8, 24, $19,191. 21. (35) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 198, 56.7, 0, $18,416. 22. (32) Jason White, Toyota, 197, 54.6, 22, $18,291. 23. (24) Hal Martin, Toyota, 197, 52.2, 21, $18,166. 24. (28) Dexter Stacey, Ford, 195, 52.8, 20, $11,425. 25. (33) Harrison Rhodes, Ford, 194, 45, 0, $18,241. 26. (38) Juan Carlos Blum, Ford, 193, 41.9, 18, $17,866. 27. (40) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 192, 42.2, 17, $17,941. 28. (12) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 189, 39.4, 16, $17,666. 29. (20) Eric McClure, Toyota, engine, 187, 62.4, 15, $17,616. 30. (37) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, transmission, 150, 36.9, 14, $17,866. 31. (18) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 142, 30.6, 13, $17,511. 32. (25) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 139, 60, 12, $17,451. 33. (10) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, accident, 101, 82.3, 0, $10,745. 34. (39) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, engine, 95, 40.4, 10, $17,376. 35. (17) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, accident, 59, 30.4, 9, $10,681. 36. (29) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, accident, 50, 51.3, 8, $16,641. 37. (26) Jeff Green, Toyota, handling, 17, 36.6, 7, $9,940. 38. (31) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, brakes, 10, 36.1, 6, $9,886. 39. (34) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, vibration, 8, 33.4, 5, $9,770. 40. (16) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, accident, 2, 29.8, 4, $16,381.

After Friday qualifying; race today At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 138.074 mph. 2. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 137.862. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 137.804. 4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 137.673. 5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 137.164. 6. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 137.143. 7. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 137.075. 8. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 136.924. 9. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 136.882. 10. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 136.861. 11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 136.835. 12. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 136.731. 13. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 136.654. 14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 136.602. 15. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 136.483. 16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 136.364. 17. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 136.291. 18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 136.266. 19. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 135.936. 20. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 135.89. 21. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 135.87. 22. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 135.44. 23. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 135.44. 24. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 135.267. 25. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 135.247. 26. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 135.1. 27. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 135.064. 28. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 134.917. 29. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 134.821. 30. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 134.705. 31. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 134.695. 32. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 134.373. 33. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 134.343. 34. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 133.814. 35. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 133.774. 36. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 133.591. 37. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, Owner Points. 38. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 39. (44) Scott Riggs, Ford, Owner Points. 40. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 42. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, Owner Points.

NCAA Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Michigan 5 Michigan St. at Pittsburgh 10 Villanova at North Carolina 13 Florida St. at South Florida 4½ DePaul at Washington 7 Washington St. Virginia 4½ at Boston College at Stanford 12 Utah NC State 3 at Georgia Tech at Loyola (Md.) 7½ Manhattan Fairfield 2½ at Marist at Iona 17½ Siena at Wisconsin 14½ Purdue

RACE STATISTICS Average Speed of Race Winner: 96.192 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 4 minutes, 45 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.943 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 38 laps. Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: K.Busch 1-40; M.Kenseth 41-48; B.Vickers 49-55; M.Kenseth 56-88; K.Busch 89-152; B.Keselowski 153-162; K.Busch 163-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Busch, 3 times for 142 laps; M.Kenseth, 2 times for 41 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 10 laps; B.Vickers, 1 time for 7 laps. Top 10 in Points: 1. S.Hornish Jr., 79; 2. J.Allgaier, 79; 3. B.Scott, 73; 4. E.Sadler, 69; 5. P.Kligerman, 65; 6. R.Smith, 65; 7. K.Larson, 63; 8. N.Piquet Jr., 62; 9. A.Dillon, 61; 10. A.Bowman, 54.

SCHEDULE March 10 — Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas March 17 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. March 24 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. April 7 — STP Gas Booster 500, Ridgeway, Va. April 13 — Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 21 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. April 27 — Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va. May 5 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 11 — Bojangles’ Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 18 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 18 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 26 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 2 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. June 9 — Pocono 400, Long Pond, Pa. June 16 — Quicken Loans 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 23 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 29 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 6 — Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 14 — New Hampshire 300, Loudon, N.H. July 28 — Crown Royal Presents The Your Hero’s Name Here 400 at The Brickyard, Indianapolis Aug. 4 — Pennsylvania 400, Long Pond, Pa.

COMMUNITY FOOTBALL & CHEER WOODSTOCK THUNDER REGISTRATION Woodstock Youth Football and Cheer will hold early registration for tackle and flag football as well as cheerleading for the 2013 season on March 17 at the Woodstock Recreation Center (820 Lake Ave.) from noon to 3 p.m. Registration is open to boys ages 7-14 by Sept. 1 for tackle football and girls ages 7-14 by Sept. 1 for cheer. Flag football registration is open to boys and girls ages 5-7 by Sept. 1. Registration for tackle football is $195 and includes a game jersey with the player’s name on it. All players are guaranteed to play, and and multiple children discounts are available at a rate of $170 per additional child. Visa and Mastercard will be accepted, and payment plans are available. Participants must be present for equipment fitting. Registration for flag football costs $65, and registration for cheer costs $100 and $75 per additional child. A $250 equipment deposit for football, and a $100 equipment deposit for cheer will be

necessary and will be collected at equipment handout in June. For additional information visit www.

SOFTBALL CARY CRUSH SEEKS PLAYERS Cary Crush Fastpitch Softball has openings for 14U pitchers, catchers, infielders, and outfielders. More information can be found at or by contacting Jim Rathe at 847-800-5739 or

BASEBALL CL CYCLONES SEEK 14U PLAYER The 14U Crystal Lake Cyclones Travel Baseball Club is looking for one additional player for their 2013 team. The player must be no older than 14 years of age by May 1 and currently enrolled in eighth grade. For information, call Doug Knoeppel at 815 953-1670 or email him at dknoeppel@

FAVORITE at Indiana Miami at L.A. Clippers at Sacramento at Washington Memphis at San Antonio at Houston at L.A. Lakers

NBA LINE 6½ 1½ 1½ 6 4 7½ 11 5½ 6

UNDERDOG Bulls at New York Oklahoma City Charlotte Philadelphia at Orlando Detroit Dallas Atlanta

NHL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Blackhawks -140 at Detroit St. Louis -120 at Dallas Colorado -130 at Columbus at N.Y. Islanders -140 Ottawa Carolina -115 at Florida at Boston -175 Montreal at N.Y. Rangers -180 Buffalo at Minnesota -140 Edmonton Vancouver -135 at Calgary

LINE +120 +100 +110 +120 -105 +155 +160 +120 +115

TRANSACTIONS PROS BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS–Agreed to terms with RHP Aaron Crow, RHP Louis Coleman, RHP Luis Mendoza, RHP Guillermo Moscoso and LHP Francisley Bueno on one-year contracts. LOS ANGELES ANGELS–Agreed to terms with OF Peter Bourjos, RHP Ryan Brasier, OF Kole Calhoun, RHP David Carpenter, C Hank Conger, OF Scott Cousins, RHP Barry Enright, INF Tommy Field, RHP Ernesto Frieri, RHP Steven Geltz, C John Hester, INF Luis Jimenez, RHP Michael Kohn, LHP Nick Maronde, LHP Brad Mills, RHP Garrett Richards, INF Andrew Romine, LHP Brandon Sisk, LHP Andrew Taylor, OF Mark Trumbo and OF Travis Witherspoon on one-year contracts. Renewed the contract of OF Mike Trout. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS–Agreed to terms with RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Charles Brewer, RHP Josh Collmenter, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Daniel Hudson, RHP Starling Peralta, RHP Eric Smith, RHP Zeke Spruill, LHP Patrick Corbin, LHP Eury De la Rosa, LHP Joe Paterson, LHP Matt Reynolds, LHP Tyler Skaggs, OF Keon Broxton, OF Tony Campana, OF Adam Eaton, OF Alfredo Marte, OF A.J. Pollock, INF Didi Gregorius and INF Paul Goldschmidt on one-year contracts. Renewed the contract of LHP Wade Miley. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BULLS–Signed F Lou Amundson to a 10-day contract. MIAMI HEAT–Signed F Juwan Howard to a 10-day contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL–Fined Dallas F Jamie Benn $10,000 for cross-checking Edmonton F Ryan Jones in a Feb. 28 game. LOS ANGELES KINGS–Activated D Alec Martinez from the injured reserve list. Assigned D Andrew Campbell to Manchester (AHL). American Hockey League PROVIDENCE BRUINS–Signed D Nolan Julseth-White to a professional tryout contract. ECHL ECHL–Suspended Florida’s Dan Milan one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 1 game against Gwinnett. Fined Florida’s Brent Henley an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 1 game against Gwinnett. Suspended San Francisco’s Mikael Tam one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 1 game at Las Vegas. Central Hockey League BLOOMINGTON BLAZE–Announced F Kyle Bochek was suspended by the league for five games. DENVER CUTTHROATS–Announced D Adam Smyth was suspended by league for two games. Announced G Kieran Millan was recalled by Lake Erie (AHL). Signed G Casey Sherwood. SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY–Signed F Charlie Rugg and MF Greg Cochrane.

COLLEGE BASEBALL MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE 6 ARKANSAS BAPTIST COLLEGE 4 at Little Rock, Ark. MCC 100 040 1 – 6 8 1 Ark. Baptist Coll. 200 110 0 – 4 4 2 WP: Kostalek (1-0, 5IP, 3H, 4R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K). LP: Black (5IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 1BB, 4K). SV: Peterson. Top hitters: MCC – Winiecki 2-3 (2RBI, 2R, 2SB), Towne 2-4 (2B, 2RBI), Schmidt 2-3 (R), Obenauf 1-2 (R, SB).

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Matt Francke of McHenry (left) and Coleman Kratzke of Woodstock look at product packaging at Catalent Pharma Solutions in Woodstock.

Region’s R&D spending plummets Report underscores importance of manufacturing By BRETT ROWLAND PALATINE – With investment declining, the Chicago region has lost nearly half of its private research and development jobs in the last decade, according to a new report by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The report contradicts the notion that the region’s manufacturing industry can’t be revived. It recommends ways for the sevencounty region to usher in an era of advanced manufacturing through innovation, workforce development and infrastructure investment. Some of the report’s recommendations are already being employed in McHenry County and other areas. From 1970 to 2000, the region’s R&D spending tripled and it was consistently ranked the country’s second largest research hub, behind New York. But that trend reversed. The region’s R&D output has fallen from nearly $6 billion in 2000 to $4.1 billion in 2010. “During this decadelong trend the region has been losing ground against smaller innovative regions like San Diego, Boston, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco,” the report said. “As these regions enhance the R&D intensities of their manufacturing clusters and the Chicago region lags behind, it becomes harder for northeastern Illinois to adopt new technologies and compete in global advanced manufacturing.” Patent output – a key indicator of innovation – declined over the same time period. “While in 2000 the region produced the fourth

8BUSINESS ROUNDUP Official Heating and Cooling acquires ACME McHENRY – Official Heating and Cooling, 1401 North Drive, McHenry, has acquired ACME Heating Co. ACME, founded in 1945, operated out of a Milwaukee Avenue location in Wheeling. ACME’s service area includes northern Cook and Lake counties. Adam Kern, owner of Official Heating and Cooling, with more than 35 years of experience in the industry, said he is looking forward to servicing ACME’s customers, and is confident that the customer base will appreciate the additional services that Official can offer. With the acquisition, the company can now provide HVAC equipment sales and service to all of McHenry and Lake counties, as well as a portion of northern Cook County. For more information, call 800-350-4822 or visit www.

Do not call? They still do You know the drill. You sit down to dinner with the family and – the phone rings. It’s prime time for telemarketers, because they have statistics that say you’re probably home. Like many people, you’ve probably entered your phone number into the National Do Not Call Registry, which gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at You can register your home or mobile phone for free. The National Do Not Call Registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. It is enforced by the FTC, the Federal Communications Commission, and state law enforcement officials. Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. Problem is, many still receive telemarketing calls after registering their phone numbers. The Do Not Call Registry is a farce, as far as Robert C. Van Ness Jr. is concerned. “If they’re looking for ways to cut the budget, why not cut the FCC or FTC? They’re both worthless,” Van Ness said. “My telephone number was added to the supposed list to not receive these unwanted calls quite some time ago,” Van Ness said. “I recently re-entered my number on the list. I have done the same thing with my cell-phone number. In spite of having recently reregistered my number, I still receive these calls.” Van Ness, of Algonquin, said he has made repeated efforts through various channels to make the calls stop. “I filed a police report after being threatened by one of these telemarketers. I have contacted (Attorney General) Lisa Madigan’s office in Springfield. I spoke to someone in the attorney general’s office in Chicago. I contacted my legislators, I have contacted the FCC and the FTC on multiple occasions and filed multiple complaints, which seemed to irritate one of the civil servants I spoke to whose job it is to take complaints from the public. “No one wants to take ownership of my problem,” Van Ness said. He said he has been keeping accurate records of these unwanted calls for some time now, and gets at least one or two calls a week from telemarketers. “I have been told that maybe I should consider changing the phone number that I have had for the last 35 years. To me, that option is completely unacceptable,” he said. “The Do Not Call list is a farce and should be an embarrassment to the people who run it,” he added. The FTC is well aware that consumers are getting more and more illegal robocalls than ever. Technology is the primary reason. Companies are using autodialers that can send out thousands of phone calls every minute for an incredibly low cost. According to the FCC, If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it’s a robocall. If you get a robocall, the FCC advises to hang up the phone. Don’t press 1 to speak to a live operator and don’t press any other number to get your number off the list. If you respond by pressing any number, it will probably just lead to more robocalls. Report your experience to the FTC online or by calling 1-888-3821222.


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Online courses, career training offered at MCC CRYSTAL LAKE – The Continuing Education Department of McHenry County College, in partnership with ed2go, offers online courses and online career training programs. Online courses are offered in health care, business, accounting, technology, media and design, language and personal development. Six-week classes start monthly, Each course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and a discussion area. The programs are entirely web-based; however, expert instructors provide office hours and quick answers to any student questions. To learn more about individual online classes, visit To learn more about career training programs, visit www. For more information, call 815-479-7591.

Scholarship available for Woodstock area women

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AptarGroup material planner Hardy Duerig explains the process the company has taken to improve on its green initiatives in Cary. most patents in the nation, by 2010 its rank had dropped to eighth,” the report said. “As manufacturing relies on R&D support to fuel next-generation technologies and productivity gains, the region’s R&D decline contributes greatly to challenges that the cluster faces today.” Manufacturing firms account for more than 87 percent of the private R&D conducted in the state. Most of that is done by a small number of large firms. More than 80 percent of the state’s manufacturers have fewer than 50 employees. Small firms are responsible for less than 6 percent of the state’s private R&D. “To be competitive in this hyper-competitive global economy, we need to re-establish the region as a leading center of manufacturing R&D,” CMAP policy analyst Garett Ballard-Rosa said during a presentation last week at Harper College in Palatine. The report underscored

the importance of manufacturing to the region’s economy. Core manufacturing firms employed 375,000 people in 2011, about a third less than a decade earlier. Even as it has shed jobs, manufacturing has become more productive, contributing about $64.5 billion to the larger regional economy in 2010 compared to about $51 billion in 2001. That makes it the second largest component of the region’s economy behind real estate. The regional planning agency offered a number of strategies for a rebound in advanced manufacturing. Recommendations included implementing congestion pricing to pay for transportation infrastructure improvements, encouraging infill growth, boosting early-stage financing for innovative manufacturers, providing R&D support to small manufacturers, and offering incentives for manufactures

to adopt more efficient energy systems, such as combined heat and power systems. Locally, organizations and agencies have taken steps to address some workforce development issues. McHenry County College has been working with local manufacturers to provide training opportunities. The McHenry County Workforce Network also has been looking for ways to close the skills gap that many manufacturers face. Several McHenry County school districts encourage students to take more science, math, technology and engineering courses to prepare them for manufacturing careers. Organizations such as the McHenry County Economic Development Corp. – along with local manufacturing companies – have been working to counter long held stigmas about manufacturing work and promoting careers in the industry.

The Woodstock Professional and Business Women organization is offering women in the Woodstock area an opportunity to win a Francis Kuhn Scholarship for education. The scholarship was named for a former WPBW member and late mayor of Woodstock. It will be awarded to deserving women entering college on a full- or part-time basis. Applicants must be 22 or older and live within the District 200 school boundaries to be eligible to compete for the $,1000 scholarship which can be used for tuition, books, or other expenses related to ongoing education. An online application is at The application deadline is April 15. The WPBW participates in the Christmas Clearing House and offers support to women in achieving business and educational goals. Funds raised by the WPBW Garden Walk are used to provide scholarship opportunities for Woodstock women planning to begin or continue their education goals. For more information, call Tina Hill at 815-347-4222.

– From local sources


Bob Sandidge & Anne Ward

BUSINESS 2 BUSINESS Ribbon cutting. Page D2 • Faces & Places. Page D2 • Chamber calendar. Page D2

Developing tools to handle dificult conversations. Page D2



Breaking news @

“To be competitive in this hyper-competitive global economy, we need to re-establish the region as a leading center of manufacturing R&D.” Garett Ballard-Rosa, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning policy analyst

• Email

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Matt Francke of McHenry (left) and Coleman Kratzke of Woodstock look at product packaging at Catalent Pharma Solutions in Woodstock.

Region’s R&D spending plummets Report underscores importance of manufacturing By BRETT ROWLAND PALATINE – With investment declining, the Chicago region has lost nearly half of its private research and development jobs in the last decade, according to a new report by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The report contradicts the notion that the region’s manufacturing industry can’t be revived. It recommends ways for the sevencounty region to usher in an era of advanced manufacturing through innovation, workforce development and infrastructure investment. Some of the report’s recommendations are already being employed in McHenry County and other areas. From 1970 to 2000, the region’s R&D spending tripled and it was consistently ranked the country’s second largest research hub, behind New York. But that trend reversed. The region’s R&D output has fallen from nearly $6 billion in 2000 to $4.1 billion in 2010. “During this decadelong trend the region has been losing ground against smaller innovative regions like San Diego, Boston, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco,” the report said. “As these regions enhance the R&D intensities of their manufacturing clusters and the Chicago region lags behind, it becomes harder for northeastern Illinois to adopt new technologies and compete in global advanced manufacturing.” Patent output – a key indicator of innovation – declined over the same time period. “While in 2000 the region produced the fourth

8BUSINESS ROUNDUP Official Heating and Cooling acquires ACME McHENRY – Official Heating and Cooling, 1401 North Drive, McHenry, has acquired ACME Heating Co. ACME, founded in 1945, operated out of a Milwaukee Avenue location in Wheeling. ACME’s service area includes northern Cook and Lake counties. Adam Kern, owner of Official Heating and Cooling, with more than 35 years of experience in the industry, said he is looking forward to servicing ACME’s customers, and is confident that the customer base will appreciate the additional services that Official can offer. With the acquisition, the company can now provide HVAC equipment sales and service to all of McHenry and Lake counties, as well as a portion of northern Cook County. For more information, call 800-350-4822 or visit www.

Do not call? They still do You know the drill. You sit down to dinner with the family and – the phone rings. It’s prime time for telemarketers, because they have statistics that say you’re probably home. Like many people, you’ve probably entered your phone number into the National Do Not Call Registry, which gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at You can register your home or mobile phone for free. The National Do Not Call Registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. It is enforced by the FTC, the Federal Communications Commission, and state law enforcement officials. Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. Problem is, many still receive telemarketing calls after registering their phone numbers. The Do Not Call Registry is a farce, as far as Robert C. Van Ness Jr. is concerned. “If they’re looking for ways to cut the budget, why not cut the FCC or FTC? They’re both worthless,” Van Ness said. “My telephone number was added to the supposed list to not receive these unwanted calls quite some time ago,” Van Ness said. “I recently re-entered my number on the list. I have done the same thing with my cell-phone number. In spite of having recently reregistered my number, I still receive these calls.” Van Ness, of Algonquin, said he has made repeated efforts through various channels to make the calls stop. “I filed a police report after being threatened by one of these telemarketers. I have contacted (Attorney General) Lisa Madigan’s office in Springfield. I spoke to someone in the attorney general’s office in Chicago. I contacted my legislators, I have contacted the FCC and the FTC on multiple occasions and filed multiple complaints, which seemed to irritate one of the civil servants I spoke to whose job it is to take complaints from the public. “No one wants to take ownership of my problem,” Van Ness said. He said he has been keeping accurate records of these unwanted calls for some time now, and gets at least one or two calls a week from telemarketers. “I have been told that maybe I should consider changing the phone number that I have had for the last 35 years. To me, that option is completely unacceptable,” he said. “The Do Not Call list is a farce and should be an embarrassment to the people who run it,” he added. The FTC is well aware that consumers are getting more and more illegal robocalls than ever. Technology is the primary reason. Companies are using autodialers that can send out thousands of phone calls every minute for an incredibly low cost. According to the FCC, If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it’s a robocall. If you get a robocall, the FCC advises to hang up the phone. Don’t press 1 to speak to a live operator and don’t press any other number to get your number off the list. If you respond by pressing any number, it will probably just lead to more robocalls. Report your experience to the FTC online or by calling 1-888-3821222.


Sunday, March 3, 2013 Northwest Herald

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Business editor: Chris Cashman • VIEWS Chris Cashman




Dave Ramsey

Online courses, career training offered at MCC CRYSTAL LAKE – The Continuing Education Department of McHenry County College, in partnership with ed2go, offers online courses and online career training programs. Online courses are offered in health care, business, accounting, technology, media and design, language and personal development. Six-week classes start monthly, Each course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and a discussion area. The programs are entirely web-based; however, expert instructors provide office hours and quick answers to any student questions. To learn more about individual online classes, visit To learn more about career training programs, visit www. For more information, call 815-479-7591.

Scholarship available for Woodstock area women

Northwest Herald file photo

AptarGroup material planner Hardy Duerig explains the process the company has taken to improve on its green initiatives in Cary. most patents in the nation, by 2010 its rank had dropped to eighth,” the report said. “As manufacturing relies on R&D support to fuel next-generation technologies and productivity gains, the region’s R&D decline contributes greatly to challenges that the cluster faces today.” Manufacturing firms account for more than 87 percent of the private R&D conducted in the state. Most of that is done by a small number of large firms. More than 80 percent of the state’s manufacturers have fewer than 50 employees. Small firms are responsible for less than 6 percent of the state’s private R&D. “To be competitive in this hyper-competitive global economy, we need to re-establish the region as a leading center of manufacturing R&D,” CMAP policy analyst Garett Ballard-Rosa said during a presentation last week at Harper College in Palatine. The report underscored

the importance of manufacturing to the region’s economy. Core manufacturing firms employed 375,000 people in 2011, about a third less than a decade earlier. Even as it has shed jobs, manufacturing has become more productive, contributing about $64.5 billion to the larger regional economy in 2010 compared to about $51 billion in 2001. That makes it the second largest component of the region’s economy behind real estate. The regional planning agency offered a number of strategies for a rebound in advanced manufacturing. Recommendations included implementing congestion pricing to pay for transportation infrastructure improvements, encouraging infill growth, boosting early-stage financing for innovative manufacturers, providing R&D support to small manufacturers, and offering incentives for manufactures

to adopt more efficient energy systems, such as combined heat and power systems. Locally, organizations and agencies have taken steps to address some workforce development issues. McHenry County College has been working with local manufacturers to provide training opportunities. The McHenry County Workforce Network also has been looking for ways to close the skills gap that many manufacturers face. Several McHenry County school districts encourage students to take more science, math, technology and engineering courses to prepare them for manufacturing careers. Organizations such as the McHenry County Economic Development Corp. – along with local manufacturing companies – have been working to counter long held stigmas about manufacturing work and promoting careers in the industry.

The Woodstock Professional and Business Women organization is offering women in the Woodstock area an opportunity to win a Francis Kuhn Scholarship for education. The scholarship was named for a former WPBW member and late mayor of Woodstock. It will be awarded to deserving women entering college on a full- or part-time basis. Applicants must be 22 or older and live within the District 200 school boundaries to be eligible to compete for the $,1000 scholarship which can be used for tuition, books, or other expenses related to ongoing education. An online application is at The application deadline is April 15. The WPBW participates in the Christmas Clearing House and offers support to women in achieving business and educational goals. Funds raised by the WPBW Garden Walk are used to provide scholarship opportunities for Woodstock women planning to begin or continue their education goals. For more information, call Tina Hill at 815-347-4222.

– From local sources


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Developing tools to handle difficult conversations We’re just in from an annual leadership retreat where the theme was “Difficult Conversations.” Our presentation helped set the stage for the 160 attendees to get to work developing tools for better conversations around issues they found hard to approach. As managers and leaders, we are often faced with initiating challenging conversations that can feel uncomfortable. In our role we deal with issues that range from an employee not showing up on time to offending a customer, personal grooming, or even a major breech of company policy. Sometimes those difficult conversations are with unhappy customers. Our suggestion to make these encounters go more smoothly is to, first, prepare. Prepare yourself by having a clear outcome for the conversation. Give yourself the gift of clarity by knowing what you want (not just what you don’t want).

Being upset about someone’s performance or behavior as you enter a conversation has the potential for making things worse. State your desired outcome in the positive. Try saying it several different ways so you’ll be familiar with the language you want to use. While you may want someone to stop doing something, you need to be explicit about what you want them to BE DOING instead. People learn TO DO a lot easier than to NOT DO. Second, establish rapport. That is, create an atmosphere of safe concern. You want to help them get back on track and you want to come out of the conversation with a relationship that will continue to work through time. Being aggressively confrontational, hostile, or angry are likely to make the situation worse even if it appears that you have gotten compliance. Pay attention to your own internal state. The conversation is

MANAGEMENT Bob Sandidge & Anne Ward likely to go better if you are feeling resourceful. Others tend to pick up on how we are feeling, so expecting a mutually beneficial outcome will make it a lot easier for both of you. You may be right; they may be wrong. But getting angry and losing it will not give you solid ground from which to sort things out. In addition to monitoring your internal state, you’ll want to listen deeply to the emotional state of the other person. Listen until the other person is talked out. You might even ask, “Is there more?” There is a lot of value in the other person being heard before you speak. You want them to know that you are taking their concerns seriously.

When there are different points of view, “Yes, and...” is a great conversational tool. It’s one of the keys of successful improvisational acting. Improvisation requires building on what the other player is doing, taking it another step, and then adding your twist if you want to change the scene. A conversation works the same way. Saying “Yes” acknowledges the person, but doesn’t necessarily mean that you are agreeing with what they said. You are affirming them AND then leading in another direction. A conversation might go like this: Employee, “I should be able to look at Facebook during my shift.” You say, “Yes, I understand, and while I appreciate your interest in staying connected with friends, I’m concerned that there is important work that needs your full concentration. Perhaps you could do Facebook on your breaks so you can keep the quality of your work high.”

Try “Yes, and…” to keep your conversations moving more smoothly in a productive direction. We don’t look forward to difficult conversations, but they are essential to effectively running a business – or a life, for that matter. You can get your fear behind you by practicing these conversational skills and get better outcomes for yourself and others. Yes! And... happy employees and customers make for a happier and more confident you.

• Anne Ward and Bob Sandidge , CreativeCore Media in Algonquin, are marketing, communication, management and training consultants who help small business and non-profits overcome the marketing and motivational myths that are keeping them and their businesses from unbounded success. – www. .

8FACES & PLACES Three join Family Health Partnership Clinic Board WOODSTOCK – Family Health Partnership Clinic recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors, for three year terms: • Tina Hueppe is the vice president of Marshall Wolf Automation Inc. in Algonquin. She has been involved with the clinic for several years through the Care4 Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk. • Dick Ahrens is the owner of PEET Frate Line in Woodstock and has been involved with the clinic for many years. He is a member of the Woodstock City Council. • Mike Ford, vice president of operations for Centegra Physician Care, brings a wealth of knowledge about primary care practice, quality assurance and strategic planning. “All three bring a new depth to our board and we are excited to have each of their areas of expertise helping the clinic as we move forward,” said Kevin Noonan, board president. For more information on Family Health Partnership Clinic, call Cathy Patenaude, development coordinator, at 815.334.8987, ext. 24, or visit

Cancun winner at Cary Grove chamber showcase CARY – Steve Todd of Cary was the winner of two free air tickets to Cancun, compliments of Cary Travel Express and Apple Vacations, at the Cary Grove chamber’s recent Community Showcase at Cary-Grove High School. Shelley Walsh of Disney Vacations by Shelley was the winner of a free 2014 Showcase booth for staying until 4 p.m. without breaking down her booth. Nearly 2,000 attended the Showcase and farmers market

in the cafeteria. Exhibitors who want the same space for 2014 must send a $50 deposit to the chamber by March 20 to secure their location for next year. Members of the Showcase Committee included Chuck Barrett of Frisch & Barrett Insurance Agency, Dave Evans of Evans Carpet Cleaning Plus, Dave Miller of Lake Julian Contracting, Holly Kelps of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Joe McVicker of Cary Bank & Trust, John Opatrny of Stone Hill Center and John Pletz of ServiceMaster by Pletz. The 2013 Community Showcase was sponsored by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Northwest Herald and Sage Products, Inc.

Camping World sales to surpass 40,000 units LINCOLNSHIRE – For the eighth consecutive year Camping World RV Sales, the nation’s largest recreational vehicle retailer, was announced as America’s No. 1 seller of towable and motorized RVs by Statistical Surveys for 2012. “Our 2012 award indicates we continue to head in the right direction with a solid foundation and business plan in place,” said Roger Nuttall, president of Camping World Retail Group. “While we are pleased with our results, we are looking forward to continued sales improvement and are excited about our opportunity for continued growth for 2013.” Camping World RV Sales will surpass 40,000 total new and used RV sales in 2013. The company increased towable and motorized sales in the double digits over 2011 and dramatically increased market share in nearly every Camping World retail market. A Camping World RV Sales dealership is at 27794 N. Darrell Road, Wauconda.

“We are very pleased with our strong 2012 results which capped off a terrific year for our team,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. “As evidenced by our aggressive acquisitions in 2012 and continuing in 2013, we look to take advantage of the improving market, our enhanced inventory offering, and continue to be laser focused on improving our customer experience. We are confident in our ability to produce robust sales growth across our RV enterprise in 2013.” For more information, visit

Realtor Steffens joins Brokerocity in Elgin ELGN – Jean Steffens has joined Brokerocity Inc. in Elgin. She has been a residential Realtor for 15 years serving clients in McHenry, Kane, Lake counties and surrounding Chicagoland areas. She has experience with traditional, short sales and bank-owned transactions; she has sold single-family and attached properties, vacant land, horse and estate properties, waterfront and investment properties; and lists and leases rental properties. Steffens is a member of the Heartland Realtor Organization, Illinois Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. “Jean is joining our cuttingedge, full-service real estate brokerage and a team of seven experienced and long-time Realtors all of whom have serviced hundreds of clients in this area. Jean brings her professional sales, marketing and mentoring skills to Brokerocity and is a wonderful addition,” said Frank Richier, broker/owner of Brokerocity Inc.

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Ryland Homes celebrated the opening of its newest model in Ashton Pointe, Crystal Lake, with a Crystal Lake chamber ribbon cutting and mixer recently. Pictured (top to bottom) are: John Carroll, Todd Condon, Omar Rodriguez , Rebekka Koehl, Bob Akers, Cheri Dvorcnak, Kristen Kelly, and Chamber Ambassador Jean Marie Saidler.

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The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce thanked CLM Insurance Agency, 2015 Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg, for its MACC Club Sponsorship. Pictured (from left) are: Joni Boike, 1st Impression Marketing Solution; Stacey Kubis, Home State Bank; Frank Hosticka, LegalShield; Kay Rial Bates, McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce president; Chuck Violett, CLM Insurance Agency; Lisa Cowger, Palmarium Home Inspection Service Inc.; Wayne Seely, Visual Horizons Internet Marketing; and Kurt Rice, A Better Water Treatment Co.

8CALENDAR Tuesday, March 5 • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Business Network, Algonquin Bank & Trust, 4049 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Information: Laura Sinnaeve, 847-2044899. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Referral Exchange Network, Exemplar Financial Network, 413 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Information: Kevin Bruning, 815-455-3000. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Business 2 Business Network, Benedict’s La Strata, 40 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Information: Mike Daniele, 815-356-2126. • 5 to 7 p.m.: Multi-Chamber Mixer at It’s All About Kids, 31 North Banquet and Conference Center, 217 N. Front St., McHenry.

Wednesday, March 6 • 7 to 8:30 a.m.: Woodstock LeTip, Vaughan’s Restaurant, 790 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Information: Richard Toepper, 815-338-9900. • 7 a.m.: McHenry County LeTip, Brunch Café, 414 S. Rt. 31, McHenry. Information:

• 7:30 a.m.: Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting at Pincrest Restaurant, 11220 W Algonquin Road, Huntley. Checkin at 7:30 a.m., meeting and buffet breakfast at 8 a.m. Cost: $10. RSVP: 847-669-0166. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Referral Network, Colonial Café, 5689 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake. Information: Holly Emrich, 815-382-1899. • 8 a.m.: Cary Grove Referral Network, Cary Bank & Trust, 60 E. Main St., Cary. Information: Shirley Rochford, 847-341-4104. • 8 a.m.: Lighthouse Business Networking, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 8901 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary. Information: Richard Sansone, 847-516-0433; Steve Randahl, 847769-6285. • 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.: “State of McHenry” mayoral luncheon, McHenry Country Club, 820 N. John St., McHenry. $25 for chamber members, $30 nonmembers, tables of eight for $175. Call 815-385-4300 or • 5 to 7 p.m.: Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber hosts multi-chamber

mixer at Sherman Immediate Care, 600 S. Randall Road, Algonquin. Information: 847-658-5300.

Saturday, March 9

Wednesday, March 13

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Barrington Community Expo, Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington.

• 7 to 8:30 a.m.: Woodstock LeTip, Vaughan’s Restaurant, 790 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Information: Richard Toepper, 815-338-9900. • 7 a.m.: McHenry County LeTip, Brunch Café, 414 S. Rt. 31, McHenry. Information: • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Referral Network, Colonial Café, 5689 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake. Information: Holly Emrich, 815-382-1899. • 8 a.m.: Cary Grove Referral Network, Cary Bank & Trust, 60 E. Main St., Cary. Information: Shirley Rochford, 847-341-4104. • 8 a.m.: Lighthouse Business Networking, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 8901 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary. Information: Richard Sansone, 847-516-0433; Steve Randahl, 847769-6285. • 11:30 to 1:15 p.m.: WINGs “Woman of Accomplishment” Luncheon, 31 North Banquet & Conference Center, 217 N. Route 31, McHenry; $28 chamber members, $33 nonmembers. Information: 815-385-4300 or www.

Thursday, March 7 • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.: “HR for Business in 3 Easy Steps” (step 2) Breakfast N’ Learn, McHenry chamber office, 1257 N. Green St. Free breakfast at 7:a.m. Call 815-385-4300 or www. • 7:45 a.m.: Power Partners of Cary Grove, Century 21/Sketchbook 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Information: Ryan Fain, 815-353-8600. • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: McHenry Chamber “Shop In” at Harmony Skate Shop, 1259 N. Green St., McHenry. • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Young Professionals Meeting, Firewood Grille, 2314 W. Route 120, McHenry. Call 815-385-4300 or

Friday, March 8 • 9 a.m.: Algonquin/Lake in the Hills chamber hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. for Player’s Choice Academy, 2806 Corporate Pkwy., Algonquin.

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Tips on getting finances in shape to buy a home By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer After years in the doldrums, the housing market appears back on track. Home sales and prices are up, and mortgage rates remain near historic lows, reinvigorating the appeal of homeownership. But qualifying for a home loan remains a hurdle for anyone without a solid personal balance sheet. “Now the requirements are much stricter,” says Erin Baehr, a certified financial planner in Stroudsburg, Penn. “You have to have the right income, you have to have the right credit score and you have to have the right down payment to get the best rates out there.” In addition, a tight supply of homes for sale in many markets means sellers often have the leverage that comes with receiving competing offers. That means buyers with the financial flexibility to raise their offer stand a better chance of winning out — another reason to bolster one’s finances before entering the homebuying fray. Here are six tips to get financially prepared to purchase a home:

1. ASSESS YOUR FINANCIAL PICTURE AND HOW MUCH HOUSE YOU CAN AFFORD Before you get too involved in looking at listings, take some time to evaluate your finances thoroughly. If you’re a first-time buyer and haven’t been saving money or have been living paycheck-to-paycheck while dealing with college loans and other debt, you’ll likely have to make major lifestyle changes to get in the best position to buy a home. Ultimately, you want to get an idea of how much of your monthly income you can reasonably afford to spend on a home. Stew Larsen, head of Bank of the West’s mortgage banking division, suggests using a rough formula that lenders use: Add up the monthly house payment — principal, interest, taxes and insurance — and subtract it from your gross monthly income. The house payment shouldn’t be more than 28 percent to 30 percent of the monthly income. Bankrate Inc. has online calculators that can help estimate how much you can afford based on your income and expenses. Here’s one: http://

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A sale pending sign is outside a home in Mount Lebanon, Pa. After years in the doldrums, the housing market appears back on track. for a loan program that enables veterans to obtain a mortgage without a down payment. Even if you end up getting a loan that requires private mortgage insurance, once you’ve made enough payments to build your stake in the home to 20 percent, you can apply to have PMI waived. And until then, PMI is tax-deductible. In addition to a down payment, you’ll also have to set money aside for closing costs, which can run into the hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars. .

2. BUDGET LIKE YOU’RE ALREADY A HOMEOWNER You’ve figured out roughly how much money you should devote to housing. But can you actually live on that amount, especially when you consider other costs, such as repairs, utilities, which often run higher than in apartments, and if you live in a condominium, homeowner association fees? Baehr recommends renters calculate the extra monthly costs that come with homeownership and start setting aside that amount. This accomplishes two goals: Saving money for a down payment and getting them accustomed to the financial constraints of homeownership. “Start to put that money away and see if you can live without it,” Baehr says. “If you can’t do it now, you’re not going to be able to do it later.”

4. TACKLE ANY CREDIT SCORE PROBLEMS EARLY A person’s credit score is a critical element of how lenders determine how much money homebuyers can borrow and at what interest rate. Baehr says buyers seeking a shot at the most favorable interest rate on a home loan must generally have a FICO score of at least 720 out of 850. Loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration require a FICO score of at least 580, but you’ll pay a higher interest rate. Prospective homebuyers should check their credit report for any errors that may be weighing down their credit score. Disputing errors can take months, so it’s best to get this process going well before you’d like to buy a home. Baehr recommends getting started six months in advance.

3. SHOOT FOR 20 PERCENT DOWN While some loan programs allow homebuyers to make a down payment of as little as 3.5 percent of the purchase price, experts say you’ll need to save enough for at least a 20 percent down payment in order to get the lowest interest rate and avoid having to pay private mortgage insurance, or PMI. If you’re a military veteran, you can qualify

A major component of one’s credit score is the ratio between how much credit you have available versus how much debt you’re carrying. You can improve your credit score by paying down debt over time, another reason to get started well before you apply for a mortgage. Consumers are entitled to a free credit report every 12 months from each of the credit bureaus: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. You can get copies at www.annualcreditreport. com . In addition, avoid taking on new debt in the months before you set out to buy a home, as new loans or credit cards can ding your credit score temporarily. Even borrowers who like to use their credit cards often and pay down the balance every month should refrain or ease back on using credit cards for a couple of months before applying for a home loan, Baehr says.

5. GET FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS IN ORDER When it comes time to formally apply for the loan, lenders will probe deep into your financial records. Get ahead of the requests by pulling together at least three months of bank statements, pay stubs, and at least two years of income tax filings. If you’re going to be receiving financial help from family on the down payment, the bank will want to know the source. That might mean that your benefactor may also need to show bank statements related to their financial gift to you as well, Baehr said.

6. GET PRE-APPROVED FOR A LOAN Before you begin your home search, ask a lender to assess how much you can borrow. Once the lender issues you a pre-approval letter, it’s a solid indication of what you can spend. “It’s not like having cash in hand, but it’s almost as close,” Larsen says. One caveat: Understand the difference between a preapproval letter and being prequalified for a loan. Being prequalified for a loan doesn’t commit the lender. It’s basically an opinion drawn from a cursory assessment of your financial profile. A preapproval letter is preceded by a thorough credit and income review, though the loan won’t go through until all of the borrower’s financial information is verified.

Home-automation systems grow in U.S. By JEFF AYRES Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. – Benjamin Duncan said it’s been an uneventful year since he brought his roughly 50-yearold home into the 21st century. But the benefit of making the improvements was spelled out to him when he witnessed a neighbor’s car being stolen at gunpoint. If it had happened to him, “with this, I could have run in and called the police” the Jackson resident said, gesturing toward the central control panel of his new homeautomation system. It allows him to view the inside of his home, control lighting, adjust heating and cooling and receive severe-weather alerts through his mobile device. Smartphones and other mobile devices stream audio and video, take pictures, store grocery lists, bank account data and scores of other information, so using them to control many of a house’s core functions seems the next logical step in an increasingly technology- and conveniencedriven world. The home-automation systems typically are triggered by an app downloaded to a user’s mobile device. ABI Research, a technology-focused market research firm, said 1.5 million homeautomation systems were installed worldwide last year, almost double the amount installed in 2011. The firm projects 8 million systems will ship in 2017. “I think that it’s a ‘cool’ factor. It’s certainly not a novelty,” said David Turner, whose Sustainable Construction home-building firm, based in Jackson, has built eight highend smarthomes in the metropolitan area. “There’s a lot of convenience in this,” he said. Convenience was a big selling point for Duncan. He says he likes knowing he can check in on his wife and their two dogs to make sure they’re OK while he’s away. He likes knowing voice technology will tell him when windows or doors unexpectedly open and close. He likes knowing a loud alarm will sound if threatening weather moves in while he and his wife are asleep. He said his neighborhood is a safe place, although a pair of

auto-burglary sprees have occurred there in recent years. “We had been meaning to get a burglar alarm. We (essentially) got that anyway, along with a lot of (extras),” Duncan said. The local office of Vivint, a home-security installation company, hooked up Duncan’s features. Gary Maisonnueve, a lead technician for the company, said he’s had to hire more people in the last couple of years to keep up with demand, adding he and his crews have installed “smart” features into older and newer homes alike. Turner said more people are looking at “smart” features when buying newly built homes, but he said the demand is so far confined to high-priced homes where buyers can afford a slew of extras. He said he’s building two homes now that will feature full automation of things like lighting and temperature, with standard switches and knobs replaced by “iTouches and iPads in the walls” that not only can monitor those things but provide views over mobile devices of up to 26 cameras installed inside the houses. He said smart features can add anywhere from a few thousand to $150,000 to a home’s cost, depending on how extensively a buyer wants to monitor a house. Because of that kind of expense, builders are largely reluctant to incorporate the features into spec homes, said David Smith, who operates Ridgeland’s David Smith Builder. Turner adds his smarthomes were custombuilt. Smith said a still-difficult housing market means many builders are looking to trim where they can rather than adding new features that aren’t guaranteed to attract buyers in droves. Homebuyers, themselves still recovering from the worst of the recession, often aren’t able to afford a range of high-tech features in their homes, he said. “It’s a price option. People are still frugal. They’re going for less square footage, a smaller footprint.” Duncan said he pays roughly $70 a month for his features as part of a three-year contract with Vivint.

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Stay out of in-laws but get out of debt

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Dear Kevin, If I were in your situation, I would not move in with the in-laws. You’ve got an absurd amount of money wrapped up in those cars. I’d sell the stupid things, start living on a budget and paying down debt, and keep my dignity. In my mind there are only two scenarios where you’d even consider taking the inlaws up on their offer. One is where they’re absolutely wonderful people and you have a great, non-toxic relationship with them, where everyone involved knows their boundaries. Even then, I’d only consider this if it were for a very short, agreed-upon amount of time. The second scenario would be if moving in with the in-laws were the only way to accomplish your goal. And you don’t pass that test. You guys can get out of debt pretty quickly if you’ll just lose

these ridiculous cars! Think about it. If you had two little paid-for beaters, your lives would be so much different. You could even save a little money on the side while you were paying down debt and buy a better car as soon as the debt was gone. If you can’t tell, I’m pretty big on maintaining dignity. You might love your cars so much that you’re unwilling to make the sacrifice. Not me. The money going into your automobiles is insane, and that’s your biggest problem!

– Dave

Dear Dave, What do you think about the HARP program, and what exactly is it?

– Ivy

Dear Ivy, The Home Affordable Refinance Program is designed for people who have made their payments on time but are underwater on their mortgages. Being “underwater” means they owe more on their homes than the homes are worth. So basically it

gives them the opportunity to refinance their home loans. The HARP program is the only part of the Making Home Affordable program that actually worked. And to be honest, it has worked well. In contrast, the recent Home Loan Modification program is a piece of junk and all about political posturing. About 93 percent of the people who applied for a home loan modification didn’t get one. It was just another case of the government pretending to do something. I’d advise looking into the HARP program if you’ve got a good credit history and you’re underwater on your current home. Lots of HARP program applications are being approved, and the deals are closing. That’s what really matters when you find yourself in a situation like this.

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Machinist CNC Machinist Coilcraft is a worldwide organization specializing in the manufacturing of magnetic components located in Cary. We are seeking a CNC Machinist to join our team. Duties incl. program, setup and operate various types of machine tools such as conventional mills, lathes, drill presses, surface grinders, etc; work from drawings, sketches and verbal instructions to make and rework parts, incorporate standard metric dimensioning; work to close tolerances; use precision measuring instruments to check accuracy of work such as calipers and indicators. Candidates will have 5-7 years machine shop exp; advanced shop mathematics; mechanical aptitude; ability to interpret blueprints/drawings & knowledge of precision measuring devices. Experience with 5-axis a plus. We offer an outstanding benefits package including health, dental & life insurance; holidays; vac building to 4 weeks in 10 years.; sick time; 401(k) with company match; profit sharing; & a competitive salary. If you would like to be a part of an innovative & growing organization, forward your resume w/ salary history by fax: 847-639-3701 or email: For more information, please visit our website at EOE

BOOKKEEPING AP/AR, Bookkeeping Strong computer skills: proficiency in Quickbooks, MS Office Monday thru Wed 9am-4pm Please send cover letter, resume

Real Estate

0 GENERAL - PT position available starting in April in Fox Lake and McHenry Area. Must have vehicle. Work outside. $8.50/hr to start. Call: 815-354-4040


Must have knowledge & experience in insurance billing. Part Time. Busy chiropractic office in Carpentersville. Call 847-736-9407

SALESPERSON Experienced person wanted for retail flooring. Must be self motivated, outgoing and people oriented.

Apply in person 110 S. Milwaukee Ave. Lake Villa, IL.

Healthcare LOOKING FOR Caring and Experienced ... !!!!!!!!!!!


Title Company

2nd Shift Available

Heritage Title Co. in Crystal Lake has Full Time openings for closers and short sale dept. Experience only. Please send resume by email to:

Every other weekend 1st & 2nd Shifts Available Sales


CUSTOMER SERVICE 2 positions available. Dynamic organization centrally located in McHenry that sells roofing & sheet metal accessory products throughout the country is seeking energetic, aggressive selfstarters, capable of heavy inbound/outbound phone contact w/ existing & prospective clients nationwide. Excellent organization, computer & phone skills & ability to achieve sales goals & quotas is required. Occasional tradeshow travel. Unlimited growth potential! We offer a full benefit package that includes 401(k) & health insurance. E-mail resume to:

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Looking for a concrete finisher with 10+ years experience. Seasonal. Send resume with pay requirements to Help Wanted P.O. Box 23, Island Lake, IL 60042-0023

CAREGIVER FEMALE NEEDED For personal care, lifting required. Mornings, will train. Call after 2pm. !! 815-337-8891 !!

OFFICE Must know QuickBooks. Crystal Lake. Email resume to:

LABORERS Industrial Plant environment, cleaning service (dry ice/sponge blasting). Seeking responsible, hardworking, Safety minded individuals. Hard work, long hours. Overnight stay and travel required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Seasonal work (March-June & August-November). Driver's license is a plus but not required. Drug Testing and Background checks required. Please Fax resume for consideration: 815-675-0218


Receptionist - PT Housekeeping - PT !!!!!!!!!!!!! APPLY IN PERSON TODAY: Fair Oaks Healthcare Center 471 W. Terra Cotta Crystal Lake, IL No phone calls please

! RN / LPN ! All shifts. Pediatric exp. Wknds. McHenry & Kane Co. 815-356-8400


Must have CDL-B with Tanker. Starting middle April for 6 to 8 weeks. 8 to 15 hours per day, weather permitting. Apply in person at Crop Production Services, 7614 Route 173 in Richmond. 815-678-6701

Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: Email: classified@ Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

McHenry Daycare with Peace of Mind. Activities to meet your child's needs. Affordable Rates! 815-236-5460

McHenry 13 Years Experience 6 weeks to school age. License pending, special needs exp also. Great Rates. 815-307-6326

Woodstock Experienced Nanny has FT/PT openings in my home. Ages 6 weeks and up. References 815-276-5582

100% Satisfaction Guar! POLISH LADY will clean your home/office. FREE ESTIMATES! Great Ref. 224-858-4515

MAILBOX POSTS INSTALLED 815-653-7095 ~ 815-341-7822

CARPET INSTALLED Repaired and Re-Stretched 815-219-2823

HANDYMAN Anything to do with Wood We can Fix or Replace Doors and Windows Sr. Disc. 815-943-4765

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Rev Anne 847-431-4014 Weddings, Blessings, Memorials, Christenings

Contact the Better Business Bureau - or Federal Trade Commission


Heat, water, sewer, garbage incl. $700/mo. Senior Discount, $50. 815-519-3241 Close to metra, laundry in basement, no pets/smoking. Call for details. 312-953-7987

CRYSTAL LAKE 2BR No smoking/pets, $800 + sec. 815-893-0059 ~ Lv Msg Crystal Lake Large & Spacious Woodstock Studio $585/mo+sec. Efficiency $550/mo + sec.1-BR $650/mo + sec, all 3 furn'd w/all utils incl. No Pets. 815-509-5876

This GREAT opportunity comes with SUPER SECURITY and UNLIMITED Earning Potential. This is YOUR opportunity to work with the #1 Home Improvement Center. Call: 715-876-4000



Algonquin – STUDIO 400 SQ. FT. Balcony w/ large windows, modern, steps to Main St. & river, $750/mo. 847-387-0245

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BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Has a great opportunity for an individual wanting to start their won delivery business by becoming an owner/operator of a


All appls furnished + W/D. 1 car garage, NO PETS. $850/mo. 815-385-9435


McHenry in town 2BR garden apt., $595+utils., $975 dep., NO dogs, Broker Owned 815-344-1167










WILLOW BROOKE APTS Studio, 1 & 2 Bedrooms Rents Include: Water & Sewer Garbage Removal FREE: Pool & Fitness Center










Quiet building, no pets. $825 + security. 847-526-4435

All appl, patio, private entrance. $900 - $750, garage available. 815-455-8310

Island Lake Luxury Apt. Spacious 2BR, 2BA, D/W, W/D, C/A. Approx 1000 sq ft. REDUCED RATE! $850/MO. 847-526-9228

Marengo Newly Remodeled 3BR Large eat-in-kitchen, $780/mo + garage and utilities. No dogs. Agent Owned. 815-814-3348

SILVERCREEK 1 & 2 Bedroom ! !

Northwest Herald Classified It works.

200 ft of Waterfront + boat, dock and deck on 1.5 acres. 2BA, C/A. $1395/mo. 708-296-4476 Crystal Lake Charming Vintage Coach House - Can be Artist Quarters. Large 2 Story Space! 1 bedroom with den, great yard. $825 + all utilities. No dogs. Agent Owned 815-814-3348 Crystal Lake. Small 3BR. Garage. No pets. $1000/mo+sec. 815-459-1543

Fox Lake 2+BR View of Lake

Newly Remodeled! Basement, Appliances, Close to Metra. $950/mo. Mark @ 847-489-6606 Johnsburg. Ranch on a fenced double lot with 3BR, 1BA on crawl space w/1.5 car attchd gar & shed. $1045/mo. Land Management Properties 815-678-4771 Lake in the Hills. 2BR, 2BA, 2 car gar, privacy backyard. $1200/mo. Beautiful landscaping. Pergola. 847-650-5517 McHenry 1BR. Country club area, garage, nice yard, beach rights, small pet ok. $790/mo. Sec dep/refs req. 815-385-4424

McHenry 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Country Home. Sunroom, appls. $850/mo + security. Add'l rental space in out bldgs may be avail. Call Nancy 847-204-6192



McHenry: Whispering Oaks 3BR, 2 full bath, 2 car gar., huge sun room, $1300 Call 815-690-8186 Wauconda. Newly decorated. Adult community. No pets. Units from $645-$795/mo+sec. 847-526-5000 Leave Message.

Wonder Lake 2 Bedroom 1 bath, fenced yard, garage avail, no pets. $900 w/garage. $850 w/o garage + 1 month security. 815-728-8000 WONDER LAKE: 3BR, 1.5BA, new paint & carpet, garage, D/W, W/D, w softener, $950/mo. Credit check 815-260-5259

WOODSTOCK 3 BEDROOM 1.5 bath, living, dining, bonus room. 1 car detach garage, W/D. $1200/mo + util + background check required. 815-338-4140

McHenry: large studio-like room, house on 1 acre, males preferred., no smoking, $550/mo. Cable, Wi-Fi, utils incl. 815-344-9442

BREAKING NEWS available 24/7 at


Affordable Apts. Garage Included McHenry 2-3BR, 2-3BA Almost New! 2 car, appls. Rent To Own, $1150-$1250/mo. Pets OK. Available now. 815-385-5525

MCHENRY 2BR + LOFT TH 1800 sq ft. 3.5BA, finished bsmnt, 2 car garage. Dogs ok. $1250/mo. 815-687-6971

Small 1BR Cottage includes storage area in barn, $535/mo. Pet with deposit. 815-291-9456

Marengo Upper 2 Bedroom

HUNTLEY – Newer 2BR, 1BA Clean. Walk to pool/fitness. GARAGE. $1160/mo. 708-456-1620



Quiet bldg, heat incl, W/D on site. No dogs, no smoking, $675/mo. 815-596-1363 McHenry $199 Move-In Special Large 1BR, from $699. 2BR, 1.5BA from $799. Appl, carpet and laundry. 815-385-2181

Crystal Lake. 1st floor. Easy living condo. 2BR, 1 car garage. All new paint & carpet. Wonderful landlords want you to be happy here. Call Bernie 815-245-4526 Grayslake: 2BR, 2BA, TH, $1200 / mo., Carillon North, 55 & over community, 2 car gar., front & back patio, W/D, 847-736-2838


$515/mo incl water & garbage. 815-651-6445

1.5 bath, basement, appl, W/D, 1.5 car garage, $1250/mo + sec. 815-354-4575 Woodstock. 1BR Garden Apt. One block from Square. Parking for one. Utils incl. $700/mo. 847-526-2839

1 bedroom, heat and water incl. $675/mo, security deposit req. NO PETS. 815-382-6418


Crystal Lake 3BR Ranch

McHenry. 3BR. Kitchen w/all appls. Big living rm, 1BA, A/C. 3 car garage. Nice location. $1100/mo +sec dep. 815-385-3269



Northwest Herald Classified It works.

McHenry, 2 Br, 1 Ba, 2 Car. Att. Gar., Hardwood Flrs., W/D. Includes Appl., Back Patio, $1100/m + sec. dep. 815-219-1836

Crystal Lake 4BR On Fox River


Hebron: newly decorated 2BR, upper apt., w/attached garage., $750/month plus security, Call Frank 815-482-9635

Quiet and clean building with storage, laundry and parking. $800/mo. 847-401-3242 is McHenry County Sports

Harvard. Large upper 2BR. Downtown. A/C, stove, fridge. $650/mo+sec. No smoking or pets. 815-403-0709

Woodstock 722 Washington St. 3BR, 1.5BA, C/A, full basement. $1100/mo + security and utilities. 815-378-0975

Woodstock Upstairs 2BR

With W/D & Fitness Center. 815/363-0322

2 Bedroom. First floor, $825/mo. Heat, gas, water, D/W included. Pets extra. 847-707-3800 Laundry on-site, no pets, Sect 8 OK, $690/mo + sec. 847-812-9830

Woodstock Square Studios & 1BR Quiet, clean, bright. Laundry, DW. free heat. No smoking, no pets. $550 - $825. 815-276-7535

HARVARD Autumn Glen Spacious 2 bdrm Apts avail Free extra storage Free heat!! Pets welcome! Rents from: $733* st 1 month free ~or~ Free 55” flat screen TV CALL TODAY! 815-943-6700 M-F: 10am-6pm Sat: By Appt (*includes special)


Northwest Herald /

Autumnwood Apt. 1 Bedroom Starting at $695 Elevator Building


Woodstock 2BR, near square laundry, $790/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712


Northwest Classified 800-589-8237

Immaculate 4,280 sq ft Office / Warehouse.

1.5BA, 1st Flr Laundry Room, Full Bsmnt. 2 Car Garage. $1050 + sec. 815-568-6311


Air conditioned office area and bathrooms Great location near airport & tollway in DeKalb.

1.5 Bath, A/C, Stove, Refrigerator, Garage, No Pets. Broker Owned. 847-683-7944 HURRY!!


Golf Rd. (Rt. 58) • Hoffman Estates, IL




360 N. Rte. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL


1998 W. McKee at Randall Road Batavia, IL


BILL JACOBS BMW 1564 W. Ogden Ave. • Naperville, IL



MARTIN CHEVROLET 5220 W. Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL

MOTOR WERKS BMW Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL


MOTOR WERKS CERTIFIED OUTLET Late Model Luxury PreOwned Vehicles 1001 W. Higgins Rd. (Rt. 71) or 1000 W. Golf Rd. (Rt. 58) • Hoffman Estates, IL

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL



REICHERT BUICK 2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL



105 Rt. 173• Antioch, IL




2525 E. Main Street • St. Charles, IL


RAY CHEVROLET 39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL



REICHERT CHEVROLET 2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL


AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG GMC Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry



River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL



Route 120 • McHenry, IL

881 E. Chicago St. • Elgin, IL






ARLINGTON KIA IN PALATINE 1400 E. Dundee Rd., Palatine, IL


RAYMOND KIA 119 Route 173 • Antioch, IL


Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry


1564 W. Ogden Ave. • Naperville, IL

775 Rockland Road Routes 41 & 176 in the Knauz Autopark • Lake Bluff, IL Experience the best…Since 1934

KNAUZ MINI 409A Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL


300 East Ogden Ave. • Hinsdale, IL


Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry


LAND ROVER LAKE BLUFF 375 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL


1051 W. Higgins • Hoffman Estates, IL



771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL



ANDERSON MAZDA 360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL




1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

1320 East Chicago Street The Mazda Machine on Rt. 19, Elgin, IL



LINE AD DEADLINE: Tues-Fri: 3pm day prior, Sat: 2pm Fri, Sun-Mon: 5pm Fri OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm PHONE: 815-455-4800

1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

1119 S. Milwaukee Ave.• Libertyville, IL


ANDERSON VOLKSWAGEN 360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL


BILL JACOBS VOLKSWAGEN 2211 Aurora Avenue • Naperville, IL

800/720-7036 Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL


Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL







1200 E. Chicago St. Elgin, IL


River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

770 Dundee Ave. (Rt. 25) • Dundee, IL








888/446-8743 847/587-3300





Route 120 • McHenry, IL




5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL


206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL


1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake









105 Rt. 173 Antioch, IL

1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL


Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

200 N. Cook St. • Barrington, IL





200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

1107 S Rt. 31 between Crystal Lake and McHenry

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL






409 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL






Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

118 Route 173 • Antioch, IL





13900 Auto Mall Dr. • Huntley, IL


Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry




105 Rt. 173 • Antioch, IL

225 N. Randall Road • St. Charles, IL




1075 W. Golf Rd. Hoffman Estates, IL

800 Dundee Ave. • East Dundee, IL

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry







407 Skokie Valley Hwy. • Lake Bluff, IL




MOTOR WERKS CERTIFIED OUTLET Late Model Luxury Pre-Owned Vehicles

BARRINGTON VOLVO 300 N. Hough (Rt. 59) • Barrington, IL


1001 W. Higgins Rd. (Rt. 71) or 1000 W. 1000 W. Golf Rd. (Rt. 58) Hoffman Estates, IL


PRE-OWNED KNAUZ NORTH 2950 N. Skokie Hwy • North Chicago, IL


EMAIL:, ONLINE: FAX: 815-477-8898


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No. 0224

CROSSWORD I SURRENDER By Joe DiPietro / Edited by Will Shortz










Across 1 D r u m m e r ’s


6 Best-selling author who served as a

nurse in the Civil Wa r

12 Made up 18 Hardens 20 Fever cause 21 Most bass 22 Back down 24 Back down 25 Sinuous swimmer 26 Grub 27 Card game


2 8 S h o w o ff o n e ’s “guns”

29 Some seen in mirrors?

30 Foul mood 31 Floor vote 32 Leaning 33 Humdinger

107 When repeated,

48 Quarters used in



51 Honeyed drink

1 0 9 Wi n g e d

53 Back down

11 0 “ I ’ m _ _ _ y o u ! ”

54 Detour signalers

111 B i g n a m e i n ’ 6 0 s

56 The left, informally 58 Parts of galaxies

64 Handles receptions, say

For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554.

11 9 A d v e n t

7 7 Ta l k s w i t h o u t sincerity

7 9 E n v e l o p e a b b r.

8 6 P a s c a l ’s l a w

90 Back down 9 5 “ We l c o m e B a c k , 9 7 L a _ _ _ Ta r P i t s 9 8 Tr e a s u r e s





45 Apologues



6 I t c h s c r a t c h e r ’s

4 7 Ya h o o

_ _ _ ? ” ( c h i l d r e n ’s

49 Kind of rat


8 Capable of seeing in

10 One to one, for example

52 Inside look? 55 Dish out 5 7 A c t r e s s B e rg e r 59 Model material, often

Mobile, Ala.


6 8 Wo r l d

7 1 S i l v e r ’s i s 1 0 7 . 8 7 : A b b r.




63 Play a flute

74 Keep at awhile

12 Loudly lament

66 Lay to rest

75 Got ___ on (nailed)


107 111


117 120 123

108 Paul Bunyan, e.g.

78 Healthy

96 Entrances

109 Do with a pick,

85 Frivolous types 89 Demonstrates 91 Be rewarded for

73 Garnish, possibly


93 Coarse

84 Actor Silver

70 Author Canetti



76 Candy since 1927

8 2 Ta k e a c a r d

69 Extreme aversion




81 Where you gotta go?

62 Pressure group?

11 I t ’s l e f t o n a



game played in




67 Postseason football





1 9 9 6 : A b b r.




4 8 Ya h o o ! h a d o n e i n















79 84












first one





42 Berry of “Perfect


46 51






44 Ages

1 0 2 To u g h s i t u a t i o n

105 PBS has a big one



41 Rounds begin on the

7 “ I s Yo u r M a m a a




37 Lost, as a tail

All-Star Jose



5 F o u r- t i m e b a s e b a l l

9 Certain grilling






39 ___ strip

101 Made one

arrangements, for







the dark

103 Company making

49 55

35 Slightest complaint




23 Circus support



2 0 W h a t ’s t h e b i g i d e a ?

“Hands of Stone”

4 Go wrong

87 Ball partner


1 9 C u t o ff

34 Publishes

3 Slick ones?

8 3 Va r i e t y

37 43

33 Blooming tree

2 Lays to rest

82 Back down


playwright, 1958

1 Tr y t o s h o o t

80 Like some firs


32 “The Hostage”

123 Boxer nicknamed

73 [How dare you?!]


2 8 Ve r t i c a l s t a b i l i z e r

120 Like some oil

122 Mark, e.g.

72 Joint committee?

Kotter” guy

46 Run out

11 2 B a c k d o w n


24 27






a comma

121 Clearly marks

68 Gather in bundles


43 Back down

peace activism




1 7 C o m m o n a b b r. a f t e r


65 Back down

94 Father of Phobos

42 Sprinkler conduit




16 Miss ___

11 8 S h e e n , i n S h e ff i e l d

61 Jacket decoration

3 8 M r s . M i n i v e r ’s

40 Scope

15 Good name,

11 5 B a c k d o w n

60 Siberian city

88 Downgrade, perhaps

husband in “Mrs.

14 Mars candy

1 0 8 S t a ff s

5 0 K e g l e r ’s o rg .

36 Bakers’ measures: A b b r.

1 3 D o s b u t n o t d o n ’t s


good service

92 Quai d’Orsay setting


9 9 P r o c r a s t i n a t o r ’s response 1 0 0 We l c o m e t h r o u g h the door 1 0 2 B a l l e t d a n c e r ’s support 104 A disk can be slipped in one

11 2 F r e n c h k e y 11 3 C r a c k p o t 11 4 N . C . A . A . ’s Gamecocks

11 5 N o t k e e p u p 11 6 P r i n c e o f

1 0 6 Wa s a l i t t l e t o o fond


11 7 N a t i v e o f A u s t r a l i a

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TODAY - In coming months, be careful not to forfeit what you have in hand in order to pursue a hopeful “maybe.” Your best opportunities for gains, both financial and social, lie in finishing what you start. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Your image could be fragile, so it wouldn’t be surprising to find adversaries looking for chinks in your armor. Be extra careful when around those who might be envious. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- All a bad attitude will do is cause you to be selfdefeating and greatly lessen your chances for

success in any form. Don’t look for goblins behind every door. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It might prove wise to look gift horses in the mouth. Something tantalizing but worthless is likely to be on offer -- all it’s meant to do is lure you into giving up your hard-earned money. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- To appease another, you might agree to do something that would serve that person’s best interest, not yours. Once you say yes, you’ll be held to your word. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Have

some common sense when it comes to health issues. Don’t eat or drink too much of anything that your system doesn’t handle well. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Unless you keep unruly whims in check, you’re apt to do something silly that you would greatly regret. Trade on your strengths, not on your weaknesses. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Unfortunately, when seeking advice, you are likely to go to persons who will tell you what you want to hear instead of the truth. It’s useless to select those who won’t level with you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Don’t use flattery on someone who truly doesn’t deserve it. Insincerity would lessen the worth of your words to others. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You had better put your blinders on if you find yourself browsing in stores that carry merchandise you can’t afford. Your sales resistance is likely to be extremely low. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Allowing self-doubts to dominate your thinking could severely impede your progress. Either have more confidence in yourself or bluff your

way through things. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Any problems you experience are likely to be of your own making. If you find yourself getting caught in a tight squeeze, it’ll probably be due to a sin of omission. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- When doing business with someone new, be on guard even if the other party has been recommended by a friend. It’s smart to take some time to judge this person’s character before jumping in with both feet.

















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Great cardio workout! $50 815-382-1908 Skiis: Cross Country, 2 sets of skiis, one set of poles (no charge for ski boots—women's size 8-men's size 8 or 9) $45 847-639-8656

Hand Mirrors

2 brass, 1 plastic very old and nice 3/$40. 815-459-7485

Sewing Chest ~ Walnut


Cardio Glide - Weslo

BARREL - Old fashioned candy barrel for store display, versatile for household container, attractive rustic appearance, wooden, bound with steel rims. New. $40. 815-477-9023

MIXED FIREWOOD Oak - Maple - Cherry $85/FC or 2FC $165. Free Delivery and Stacking. 815-528-0586

BEDROOM SET - Modern bed with headboard, dresser with mirror, 2 night stands, chest of drawers. $400. Johnsburg. 815-363-9791 BEDROOM SET - Modern platform bed with headboard, dresser with mirror, chest of drawers, 2 night stands, grey formica finish with gold accents. Moving! $400. Johnsburg 815-363-9791 Bedroom Set. Queen. Incl pier unit headboard, 6 drawer chest & mattress set. Pics avail. $400. 815-459-9333 BR SET King Size, Oak + 2 night stands, mirror, $300. Round oak coffee table and (1) round end table, $100/both. Wood bunk bed set with desk, quality set! $250 262-877-2424


Big, $30.


CERAMIC TILE FRUIT SIDE TABLE Makes an artistic statement with vibrant, detailed hand painted tile to bring that splash of color to your backyard or sunroom. Measures 13.5 square by 18 high. Attractive Verdi green patina finish. Excellent strong original condition, $45. 815 477-9023 Couch. Beige. $75 815-301-7168


Very good condition, $40. Can email pictures. 815-455-6627 Dining Room Chairs (6). Contemporary. Damask upholstered. White. $250/all. 815-219-9332 DINING ROOM SET - cherry finish. 30 x 48 inch table. 2 padded chairs and padded bench seat blue fabric. Great for eat-in kitchen. $50. 815-790-5956 DINING ROOM SET – FORMAL Formal dining room set, table and 6 chairs with china cabinet, 2 leaves, Cherry wood. Excellent condition. $1250/obo. Pics online 815-451-4431 DINING ROOM SET – OAK. 48" table w/ 6 chairs & 4 10" leaves. (48" x 88" w/ all 4 leaves). Excellent cond. $400. 815-382-9960 FlexFit Plus Adjustable Base, Split King to adjust each side separately, less than 2 months old, $2500/OBO 847-458-0503

Jacket – Chico's Turquois Suede w/Indian Print Symbols – Chico's Size 3 (14-16) Ex. Cond. Never Worn $40/OBO 815-728-9608 Lv.Msg. Jacket: Large size, Bulls, White Nylon Lined, Embroidery Bull On Back/Lapel & Sleeve – Never Worn/Exc. Cond. $25/OBO 815-728-9608 Ladies' Frye Boots. Black. Size 8 Med. $55. 847-515-3986

Leather Coat ~ Ladies

Full length, black, size 2X. Worn only 3 times. $50/obo. 815-385-7440 MENS LEATHER JACKET - Bomber jacket, brown with lining, size L, Excellent $40. 815-477-9023

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528 Dryer: Maytag Neptune white gas dryer, good condition, you haul $75 815-477-7204 Hotpoint Gas Range: white & black/self cleaning, 3 yrs new, nice condition $125 815-459-5424

Mini Fridge ~ Black & Decker

Like new, one year old, works great includes small freezer. $40/obo. 262-949-6422 Oven/range, gas, great condition $200 815-621-3973

STOVE ~ G. E. Excellent condition, $200.

815-455-5454 Turkey Fryer – Electric – Holds 14# Bird – Used Only Once In Original Box $25obo 815-728-9608 Leave Message

Camera: Polaroid Spectra Kit w/special effects lens, tripod & camera bag $50 815-568-8036 COMPUTER - New still in box Gateway desktop computer with free keyboard, model # sx2855. Windows 7 home premium, 1.8ghz Intel Celeron, 2GB memory, 250GB storage, Intel graphics 2000-220whdmi. $200 815-900-6215 Joe

DVD CASES, used empty 14 mm. Some white, black, single & double. $0.25ea, 5-$0.75 or 10-$1.00 815-900-6215 Joe


2 channels, works good. $35. 815-385-5487 Printer – Hewlett Packard – Cable Connection – Laser 5L – 1 Extra Cartridge- Old But Lightly Used $20 815-334-1435 before 9pm

Printer ~ Digital Photo Sony

Grand Father Clock: 6 ft model series 111 w/original book has chimes and in like new condition $330 815-477-0308 LIVING ROOM FURNITURE - 3 piece pit group, couch, love seat and connecting pie shaped corner piece sage green color with throw pillows included. Moving! $400. Johnsburg 815-363-9791 Living Room Set- Ashely furniture matching couch and loveseat, dark brown. 2 glass end tables and matching coffee table. $700 for the set. 815-404-0035 10 piece with cushions, $200 LA-Z-Boy sleeper/sofa, like new! Plaid brown and tan, $100. Stiffel Lamps, brass and marble, $55/ea or 2 for $100. 815-382-1908 Pool Table Light. $50 815-301-7168 Pool Table, 6ft, Frederic Wllys, comes w/balls, rack, 14 sticks, $150 847-409-6477 Recliner lift chair, burgundy $200 815-653-4612 Round oak coffee table and (1) round end table, $80/both. 815-301-7168


Burnt orange, queen size, $50. 76” formal sofa, $50. LA-Z-BOY rocker, $25. Coffee and end tables, set of 3, $50/all. 815-861-5908 Table: Marble Top, green top/ walnut color legs, ideal for hallway, back of sofa, etc. 14”Wx35”Lx25”H excellent condition $75 847-746-1541

DPP-EX50. Prints wonderful pictures, $55/obo. 847-829-4546 SPEAKERS - Phase Technology Tower Speakers PC100. Outstanding sound. Superb condition. Solid oak cabinets. $250/pair. 815-459-4516 Stereo – JVC – DBL Cassette Deck – AM/FM Radio – 3-CD Holder – External Speakers Moveable – Remote & Manual – $50 obo 815-923-4010

Stereo Technic Amplifier

Metal with glass top. Holds 21 wine bottles, 36”x16”, $95. 847-829-4546 WING BACK CHAIR - Seafoam Green, good condition. $50. Call between 11a & 7p: 815-943-2331

BOOK – Boy Scouts on the Air, of the Great Lakes, by Gordon Stuart. 1914. Hardcover. $25. 847-515-8012 Huntley area

Air Dyne Bike – Schwinn $100 815-385-0456

Burger King Toys, Star Wars, Toy Story, Simpsons, M&M. 1997-99. Orig pkg. $10/ea. 847-807-9156

Bo-Flex. $175. 815-301-7168


Antique, Singer, cabinet style. Works great! $75 815-382-1908

BAKER'S RACK 5 tier with glass shelves, metal sides with design. $320 815-653-9303 Comforter Set. Queen. Plum, Gray, Ivory. Like new! Pics avail. $35 815-459-9333

TWIN BED with two bookshelves headboard, and three base drawers for sale. Good condition. $75. You haul. 224-558-7518


Wood bunk bed set with desk, quality set! $200 815-301-7168

DVD MEDIA CABINETS – holds over 200 DVDs. 45" h x 33" w x 7" d. Pecan finish, have 3 of them! $15 each or $30 takes all. 815-900-6215 Joe 224-420-1414 Mac

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Accessories Stand, $30. 262-877-2424

Jansen, maple, needs some tuning. $200. 815-385-1616 or 815-814-4012

Adorable Puppies All puppies come with * Health Warranty * Free Vet Visit * Free Training DVD * Financing Available

Petland FLOOR LAMPS - 2 used matching 6ft floor lamps. Brass & hunter green. $15 each or $20 for both! 815-900-6215 Joe, 224-420-1414 Mac


Libby Hostess Set, 1960's. Clear with gold leaf "sports" design. Heavier glass, 5 1/2" tall. New/old stock, still in box, $20. HEART GRAPEVINE WREATH Simplistic and lovely. $15. 815-477-9023 Milk Glass Luncheon Plate & Cup Set, Grapevine Design. Service for 8 Never Used.$75/obo. 815-385-1110 after 10pm MUG RACK, WOOD - Hand painted in a pretty red, quite charming! Simple, attractive tabletop mug tree; 16.5 H x 9 W, durable wood construction. Looks beautiful on your kitchen countertops. Holds up to 6 mugs for easy reach, super cute! New. $15. 815 477-9023.

6126 Northwest Hwy (Next to Jewel, Rt 14 & Main 815-455-5479 Aquarium, 10 gallon, w/filter, pump, top, light, and heater $10 815-648-2501


Manx, tailless, 6 months old. Black and Tuxedo, good with kids. 815-245-6251 Heater: Life Smart Infrared Zone Heater, remote on and off 1500 watts 120 volt $50. 815-355-2941

'80 BassTracker 16', 9.8hp Merc., Trlr. w/spare tire, 2 Eagle D. Finders, Bilge/Aerator Pumps. Garage kept, travel cover. $3,500/obo 815-344-5203 Air Hockey Table – 3x5 ft. w/Equip Older But Very Good Condition $50.obo 815-728-9608 9am – 9pm


Full size, good condition! $25/obo. 847-712-0303 after 4pm Marengo Area CONCEALED CARRY CLASS Country Inn, Crystal Lake $80 ea. March 24 or April 20 9am-1pm. Info/Register@608-577-1917 POLARIS SNOWMOBILES (2) 1 - 1986 -400cc Indy 1 - 1983 - 360cc Indy Trail $800 or BEST OFFER Will sell each Both Run Great. 708-751-6098 Snowboard Shoes for Women white, size 8, BRAND NEW $25 815-459-2640

JORDY Jordy 6 month old male Lab mix. Sometimes, where you think you're going isn't where you end up. This is a world still worth exploring and I want to see it all. 815-338-4400

American Girl Doll (Cecile) New, historical doll in blue dress, no book. $80. 815-455-6201

The 56 Spring Fox Valley Antiques Show presents

“Blooming Antiques” Sponsored by Garfield Farm Museum

Kane Co. Fairgrounds 525 S. Randall Rd. March 9th & 10th Sat. 10am-5pm Sun. 10am-4pm 57 Dealers from 14 States Admission $8 $2 Off with this ad.


3705 W. ELM SAT & SUN 8-5 Spaces Start As Low As $12 VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE for Tack & Craft Sale benefiting Hooved Animal Humane Society of Woodstock on 3/23/13 from 9am-4pm. $40 for 10x10 space in heated room. Call 815-337-5563 for more info or visit Bargains galore! Farm tours!

DOLL HOUSE Newly built wrap around porch, 6 rooms, $100. 847-854-7980 LEGO TRAY - All wood, mat size is 10x20, 3 handles for easy handling. $45. 847-836-9543


Rocking Horse for toddler, excellent shape, wool on head and tail, white & tan, $20 815-459-2640


Antique and Modern Guns

EVERYTHING MUST GO! Sale located @

Old Lever Actions, Winchesters, Marlins, Savages, etc. Old Pistols and Revolvers. Cash for Collection. FFL License 815-338-4731 NINA 2 year old female Calico DMH Instead of dreaming about who I want to be, I enjoy who I am. It's taken me time, but now I've finally become myself. 815-338-4400

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DOLL BED - All wood doll bed for 18" dolls, complete with pillow, sheet, blanket and mattress pad. Various combinations available. $45. 847-836-9543

SEWING MACHINE - Working Kenmore Zig Zag model #1431, with instruction manual & free sewing kit. $25 firm. 815-900-6215 Joe 224-420-1414 Mac

TABLE & CHAIRS – 40" dia light oak table & 2 chairs. Great for starters or small apartment. Asking $25 firm. 815-900-6215 Joe 224-420-1414 Mac

561 Park Drive

Friday & Saturday 9 to 5 Sunday 10 to 1 House, garage, and basement packed. Reasonable prices.

Water Cooler: Hot & Cool, $20 815-404-9765


Lionel & American Flyer Trains 815-353-7668

WANTED TO BUY: Vintage or New, working or not. Bicycles, Outboard motors, fishing gear, motorcycles or mopeds, chainsaws, tools etc. Cash on the spot. Cell: 815-322-6383

HUGE 50% OFF Great Lakes Electrical Supply

8709 Pyott Rd. MON-FRI 8AM-4PM Send your Help Wanted Advertising 24/7 to: Email: helpwanted@ Fax: 815-477-8898

WILL BUY OLD POST CARDS and Victorian Trading Cards will pay cash Call 815-482-7775 HUNTERS COAT – Mens medium size camo hunters coat. New, never worn. $50 firm. 224-420-1414 Mac, 815-900-6215 Joe

Propane Tank - 100 lb – Hardly Used – Like New – Paid $100 Asking $50 815-385-0062 8am-7pm

PACO 1 1/2 year old male Chihuahua I plan to play the hand I've been dealt as courageously as I can. I know the best is yet to come for me and you too. 815-338-4400

Saturday and Sunday

Hay Bale, Big Round Bale Hay, Inside storage, 1800- 2000 lbs Asking $150 ea. 815-943-7002

PET TAXI CARRIER – Paid $32 new! Asking $15. Will hold small to med size pet up to 20lbs. 815-900-6215 Joe 224-420-1414 Mac

4 Piece Tool Shop


18 volt, $60. 815-701-1172 Chain Saw ~ Electric Wards, 14”, work good, $25. 815-459-7485

Battery Motorized Wheel Chair. Jazzy. Red. Hardly used, like new! $400. Dundee. Lv msg for Frank. 847-428-2511 Mobility Scooter/Power Chair Ramp, 8 ft. long, folds for transport, excellent condition, $400 firm 331-551-1421 Rascal Heavy Duty Mobility Scooter w/cover, very good condition, 1 yr old batteries, seldom used, $1500 firm 331-551-1421

Rolling Walker - Nova Hand brakes and padded seat. Like new! $60 815-276-2368 Scooter Outdoor ~ Rascal Works great, $400 firm. Also handicapped lift plateform for Rascal Scooter, hitch mounted. $400. 815-653-4612 Tub transfer seat, $50, toilet & tub hand rail $50/set, reclining lift chair, excellent condition burgundy $195, 815-653-4612


Unique, various sizes, $5 - $20. 815-861-1163

CD's ~ New Selection

From the 90's and up, $1/ea. 847-807-9153 CERAMIC TILE Cobalt blue and hunter green. $15/box, 20 boxes total. 815-653-4612 Chicken Soup Books 22 assorted $11 224-577-6338 DEER ANTLER RACK – 10 POINT $75. 847-515-8012 Huntley area

GUN SHOW McHenry VFW on Rt 120 Sunday, March 3rd 8am – 3pm Buy, sell, trade firearms and related items. Tables available. 815-385-4600

MARENGO Huge Private Estate Sale

21X36x27, 2 doors, lexan top. Very nice, $60. 815-459-7485

Furniture Set: Bamboo from Thailand, Papa San Chair, Princess Chair, Pagoda Book Case, 2 end tables, elephant padle, swing chair w/ottoman $225/OBO 815-568-8036

TABLET SET - Solid light oak set: oval coffee table and 2 rectangle end tables. Like new. $125. 815-900-1807 TV STAND ~ PLANT STAND Oak wood, 37”Hx15”Wx12”D. Excellent condition, $85. 847-829-4546

& Yamaha Tuner, both $100. 815-701-1172 TV. RCA 52” HD for sale....husband is next. $300 OBO. Johnsburg. 815-578-1935 Video Camera: Canon, VC-30/30A w/200m remote, wide attachment, uv filter, camera bag, Panasonic PV 8000 VCR & PV-850 tuner $150 815-568-8036

Heated, full body, used once. New $100, now $35. 815-861-1163

Steel Cabinet

Bed: Roll About, Almost New, Used 3 Times, New $250. Asking $75. 224-321-7536

Patio Set

Clothes: Teen Girls, name brand, Justice, Gap, Aero, American Eagle, Jeans & Tops 10 items/$20 Size Small 14 815-455-6201

Massage Mat ~ Homedics UTAH CCW Crystal Lake, Saturday, 3/2 & 3/9, 9AM-1PM, Carry in 32 States. Class, photo, fingerprints and mailing. $100. Call Eric 815245-7364

3 Female, black and tan. Great with kids, parents on site. $80. 847-917-2687

9am - 3pm Numbers at 8:30am Cash, Visa & Mastercard

Quilters & Crafters Dream!


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SNOWBLOWER – LIKE NEW. Only used 3 times this year. Paid $327 new – asking $175 obo. 815-9006215 Joe, 224-420-1414 Mac TORO CCR-2000-E 20" SINGLE STAGE WITH ELECTRIC START ALL GONE OVER W/ OEM PARTS LOOK AND RUNS LIKE NEW. Reduced to $300. 815-675-2155 TORO POWERLITE-E 16" SINGLE STAGE SNOW BLOWER W/ ELECTRIC START. ALL GONE OVER W/ OEM PARTS LOOKS AND RUNS LIKE NEW. Reduced to $225. 815-675-2155

Hot Tub – Won On Let's Make A Deal – Brand New – 6 Person – 50 Jets – Wood Cabinet - $8,500 obo 815-861-7745 Anytime

filled with crafting supplies, Longaberger baskets, and much more. Porcelain & Pottery Roseville, Monmouth, Limoges and more. Furnishings Rustic queen bedroom set complete, accent tables & chairs, table lamps, floor lamps, cedar chest, sofas, loveseat, flat panel television, recliners, wall decor,

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Sunday Supper

Spice up the night with red curry noodles

Ron Fredriksen keeps the music going at Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock • Sunday, March 3, 2013

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ON THE COVER Ron Fredriksen, music director at Grace Lutheran Church. Monica Maschak -

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Africa! My wife and I went to lunch last week with a group of people, and one of them was a charming young lady named Africa, although she was actually from Venezuela. I didn’t ask her why a girl from Venezuela would be named after a far-off continent, because I’m sure she has been asked that silly question many times already in her life. It might be a common name in Venezuela. Or it may be she was conceived in Africa while her parents visited there. But even if that were the answer to the unasked question, it would only spur more questions. She might ask why more Americans aren’t named Back-Seat-Of-ABuick-After-The-Prom. Fortunately, Africa was a fascinating young lady, so the conversation never lagged long enough for anybody to fill the uncomfortable silence with, “So-o-o, Africa…how ’bout that name?” At one point, she mentioned she recently had gone skydiving, and she pulled out her cellphone to show us the video, which was filmed by the guy she jumped with. Because it was her first jump from an airplane, she had to be strapped to the front of a man who was an expert at skydiving. And I thought: Now THAT’S a great job! I wondered how a guy trains for a job like that. Do you have to begin by taking repeated jumps from a plane, or can you start your training on the ground by being lashed to the back of lovely squealing Latinas, and then learn the plummeting part later? What could they do if you decided to quit halfway through your training and skipped the plummeting part altogether? But as I entertained such thoughts, it occurred to me that the video still was playing. In the middle of the screen was

Africa’s smiling face, as her hair whipped wildly around her helmet and the wind roared past. And it went on … and on … and on. The film had been running for a couple minutes. “Good grief, Africa,” I said. “Is this video on a loop, or have you been falling out of the sky this whole time?” “We fell for about two minutes,” she said. “And then the chute opened and we sailed down the rest of the way.” As if on cue, the people on the little cellphone screen switched from horizontal to vertical, and at the top of the picture a brightly-colored chute fluttered into view now and then. In the video, you could see Africa pull on cables as she steered them toward some sort of target on the ground. And through the whole harrowing ordeal, she wore a beatific smile on her face – an angel descending from Heaven to wish us a happy day. In fact, other than an initial squeal of delight as she exited the plane, Africa had been grinning with peaceful glee the whole way down. “It was great!” she said as the video came to an end with a gentle landing on the ground and a cheer of triumph. “You should try it!” When she said that, my mind photoshopped my own mug over her face in the video, and the action took a drastic turn. There was nothing angelic in my imaginary video. In my video, my eyes squeezed shut and my mouth twisted with crude epithets hurled from my hoarse throat. My arms and legs clawed at the air like a cat with its back Velcroed to a kite. Between obscenities, I would be ordering the expert lashed to my back, “Take me back to that plane, NOW!” Over his objections, I would tell him it would be easy to find, if we just followed that trail of urine leading all the way

back up to the door. When the chute opened, I would squeal, “What was that?!?? Are we dead now???” My eyes would still be squeezed shut. The expert would tell me to open my eyes, and I would – just in time for all of my previous excretions, effluent and other ejecta to catch up with us from above, now that we were falling slower than it was. As the ground swirled ever closer, I would spend my final seconds by cursing my parents for ever bringing me into this soon-to-be-splattered-upon world. And then I would squeal, “Mommy!” as we touched down. The video would turn herky-jerky then, as the expert quickly unbuckled himself from me and dashed off to be hosed down. In the retreating image over his shoulder, I would be curled up on the ground, my whimpers fading with distance from the camera. Africa shut off her phone and tucked it back into her purse. I let go of the edges of the table, where my knuckles had been turning white from clutching it. I mopped my forehead with my napkin. “So, what do you think?” Africa said. “Want to give it a try? I can give you the business card of the skydiving service.” I waited a moment to give my voice a chance to descend to a manly register. An uncomfortable silence fell upon the table. My wife smiled knowingly and waited to hear my reply. I had to bite my tongue to keep from saying, “So-o-o, Africa…how ’bout that name?”

• Tom “T. R.” Kerth is a Sun City resident and retired English teacher from Park Ridge. He can be reached at

Garden tip: Rainscaping is an answer to storm runoff problems By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press Stormwater runoff can quickly drain a homeowner’s wallet. The flooding erodes yards, soaks basements, pollutes streams and wastes a precious resource. But rainscaping – an integrated system of directed water flow and settling basins – can convert those losses into gains by providing new wildlife habitat, beautifying properties and in some cases providing food for the dinner table.

“It’s becoming a pattern of capture and reuse rather than simply moving the water off,” said Pat Sauer, Rainscaping Iowa Program administrator. “There are more options out there than just rain gardens. We’re looking more comprehensively at what can be done on the landscape.” Rainscaping, though, can be expensive and complicated. So why bother? “A rain garden is not only a beautiful, low-maintenance, water-saving garden, but can additionally provide habitat and forage for local fauna, sus-

tain select edibles for harvest, reduce pollution, flooding and erosion to nearby rivers and become a daily reminder of the importance of water conservation,” said Apryl Uncapher, who co-wrote “Creating Rain Gardens.” Yards vary, and rainscaping designs must be site specific. Some suggestions: Perk. Conduct a soil test to see if your yard will percolate (drain) rainwater, Sauer said. “If it doesn’t perk, then all you’ll be left with is standing water.” Plant native. Prairie plants

and woodland seedlings with deep roots help soak up stormwater, filter pollutants and recharge groundwater levels, Sauer said. “Using native plants also helps ensure they’ll survive their new setting.”

Installing a residential rain garden, which is a saucer-like depression in the ground that captures rain from a downspout, driveway or patio, is the simplest and least expensive way to retain stormwater, but they won’t work if your yard is uphill from your house.


Red Curry Chicken Noodles

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McHenry County McHENRY FLEA MARKET, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 3705 W. Elm St. (formerly Sullivan Foods), McHenry. Indoor flea market featuring more than 85 vendors. Open all year long. Admission: $1 or free with one paid admission and a non-perishable item for the FISH food pantry. Information: 815-363-3532 or www. AP photo

Red curry paste packs heat into chicken, pasta By J.M. HIRSCH

Servings: 4

The Associated Press It’s red, but it isn’t red hot. And that’s why it’s the sort of curry the average American is going to love. I’m talking about red curry paste, one of a literal rainbow of intensely flavorful Southeast Asian seasonings. To be clear, curry pastes are not the same as the curry powders most people know, though they do share some ingredients. Curry pastes, which are used in Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian and Indian cooking – combine dry spices with ground fresh herbs and roots, garlic, chilies and other ingredients to form thick pastes. There is green curry paste and yellow curry paste, but the most versatile and widely used is red curry paste, a mash of red chilies, coriander roots and leaves, shrimp paste, lemon grass, garlic, shallots and galangal. It’s got some kick, but it won’t sear your mouth. It’s used with everything from chicken, duck and beef to pork and shrimp. The smell is both comfortingly tomatoey and exotically heady with spicy aromas. The flavor is warm, but not biting, with tastes of ginger and garlic. I like to combine red curry paste with the meat from a rotisserie chicken and a package of fresh pasta for an easy and incredibly delicious weekend dinner.

Red Curry Chicken Noodles Start to finish: 20 minutes

12-ounce package fresh fettuccine pasta 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, cored and diced 14-ounce can coconut milk 1½ to 2½ tablespoons red curry paste (more or less to taste) Meat from a 1½-pound rotisserie chicken 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 lime, quartered Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan over mediumhigh, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and bell pepper, then saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the coconut milk and red curry paste. Stir until the curry paste and coconut milk are smooth, then bring to a simmer. Chop or pull the chicken meat into bite-size chunks, then add to the coconut milk mixture. Toss well to coat evenly. If the meat is cold, return to a simmer. Stir in the cilantro. Serve the pasta topped with the chicken. Alternatively, add the drained pasta to the pan with the chicken and toss to mix. Just before serving, squeeze a bit of lime juice over each plate.

Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 610 calories; 260 calories from fat (43 percent of total calories); 29 g fat (20 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 120 mg cholesterol; 57 g carbohydrate; 30 g protein; 6 g fiber; 390 mg sodium.

Regional ANTIQUE AMERICAN GLASS & POTTERY SHOW & SALE, 41st annual, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10, Concord Plaza Midwest Conference Center, 401 W. Lake St., Northlake. Sponsored by the 20-30-40 Glass Society of Illinois. Show will feature 25 dealers from around the country offering American-made items. There will be a glass identification table and crystal repair service. Door prizes and raffle. Admission: $8 a person. Information: 630-851-4504 or ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE MARKET, second Saturdays and Sundays, Lake County Fairgrounds, Peterson & Midlothian roads, Grayslake. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $6 adults, free for children younger than 12. Information: 715-526-9769 or www. KANE COUNTY FLEA MARKET, first weekends, Kane County Fairgrounds, Route 64 and Randall Road, St. Charles. Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Featuring hundreds of dealers. Food served all day. Admission: $5 adults each day, free for children younger than 12. Free parking. Information: 630-3772252 or www.kanecountyfleamar-

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WEDNESDAY Recipies, tips, nutrition and more! ROCKFORD HOME SHOW, 33rd annual, March 1-3, Indoor Sports Center/Expo, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford. See what’s new for the home and garden. Featuring a variety of exhibits, clinics, floral displays, seminars, free collectible and antique appraisals, family entertainment and more. Schedule: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $6 adults, free for children younger than 12. Information: 815-8778043 or SPRING FOX VALLEY ANTIQUES SHOW, 56th annual, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m March 9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10, Kane County Fairgorunds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. There will be 55 dealers from 14 states offering authentic antiques. Produced by Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association to benefit Garfield Farm Museum and Northern Illinois Food Bank. Admission: $8. Information: 815-838-0606 or www.

Chicago CHICAGO FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW, 20th annual, March 9-17, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. This year’s theme is “The Art of Gardening.” More than 100 vendors of gardening, landscape and horticulture products and services will showcase their green and eco-friendly wares. Top horticulture experts and professionals will share insights at free seminars held daily. Schedule: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 weekdays purchased online, $17 at the door; $17 weekends purchased online, $19 at the door; $5 children ages 4-12.Information: 312-595-5400 or PINOT IN THE WINDY CITY, 6 to 9 p.m. March 7, City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Taste Pinot Noir and other varietals, complemented with appetizers, from the Willamette Valley Wineries. Cost: $65. Information: 503-297-2962 or


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Interior design help from a pro By JURA KONCIUS The Washington Post Annie Elliott, chief executive and principal designer at Bossy Color, and an expert in color, residential space planning and interior design, joined staff writer Jura Koncius recently on the Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.

I would like to change the paint of my living room. Can you suggest a neutral color that would go well with dark wood furniture? I want to make the small room appear lighter and more spacious. Tricks to make a room appear larger: a bigger rug (counterintuitive, I know!), a mirror to bounce the light, and plenty of lamps. Don’t feel you have to go with a neutral; any light color will make the room feel large. I just painted my dining room Farrow & Ball’s No. 22 Light Blue, which goes from blue to gray. It looks great with our dark wood furniture.

What do you suggest for those of us with Ikea addictions, who might be afraid to try the next step? Cost and decorating safety are strong pulls to the ginormous blue store, after all. Not to mention the meatballs. What is a timid decorator to do? Ikea addictions – sing it! Nothing wrong with a little Ikea now and then. I suggest moving up slowly and ordering from well-known, national brands such as Crate & Barrel. Their customer service is usually better than the small guys’. Be brave!

There are rooms in my house that have ceiling lights, but those lights do not provide enough illumination. Should I have track lighting installed or use floor lamps? Floor and table lamps, definitely. Track lighting has come a long way since the ’80s, but nonoverhead light is more flattering.

Can you offer advice for coordinating rugs in a combined L-shaped living and dining room?

I’d like to put one rug under my dining room table and another in the living room area. Why don’t you try using the same rug in both areas? Or you could do a neutral sisal (or polypropylene sisal – more durable) in the dining area and a colorful, patterned rug in the other.

We are converting our guest room to my husband’s home office. It’s a small room without much natural light. Can you recommend a warm gray for the walls? We will still use this room on occasion for guests, so would you squeeze a sleeper sofa into the space or buy a frame for an air mattress? I definitely would find a comfortable sleeper sofa. It makes guests feel so much more welcome than putting in an air mattress. You also can lounge on the sofa with a laptop. As for a warm gray, I like Martha Stewart’s Bedford Gray as well as Benjamin Moore’s Sandy Hook Gray.

Any ideas for paint color for a small powder room? Something bright and cheery for a small space – but not too overwhelming? I have the best paint color: wallpaper! Honestly, if you can’t go a little crazy in the powder room, where CAN you? Kitschy, floral, geometric – whatever strikes your fancy.

I love blue ceilings – especially on exteriors in porches – what is your favorite blue? Mine is Farrow & Ball Skylight. What other colors do you recommend for ceilings? I agree – a blue ceiling can be gorgeous (and I love Skylight!). It helps if the blue has a little aqua in it so that it doesn’t go gray or purple on the ceiling. Try Sherwin Williams’ SW 6770, Bubble. Good luck!

What’s your go-to, alwaysreliable white paint for walls? Benjamin Moore’s Super White is a terrific white. But if you mean OFF-white, or ivory, try Ben Moore’s Linen White or Ivory Tusk, which is more yellow.



The Associated Press Bringing new colors into our homes can help refresh and recalibrate our spirits. This spring, blues may be just the tonic we need. Many color marketing and Photos provided manufacturing groups have HomeGoods’ towels in various named some version of blue shades of blue are a simple and among their 2013 colors of the inexpensive way to introduce year. AzkoNobel likes indigo; Pantone’s top palette includes blue into spring decor. Monaco Blue, a mix of royal and CB2 have some peppy and navy; Color Marketing peacock-blue pieces in the Group chose mid-range blues. spring collections. The latThat means ter’s got the low-slung Avec that lots of sofa, skinny John floor lamp, home retailand the Yolo flat-weave rug ers will be in a fresh, fun peacock and singing the white circle print. (www. blues this ) spring, in a This spring, Target’s good way. Threshold collection features Blues an array of landscape blues, range from focusing on one in particular. energetic “As we traveled through to restful. Europe and Asia on our trend They can trips, teal started to become call to mind more prominent,” says Julie A lamp from the graduGuggemos, vice president of Target’s Threshold ated blues product development. spring line. of the sky or Target’s spring collection those of the includes an ikat print shower oceans, rivers and lagoons. curtain, a floral door mat and Blues play well with most a ceramic lamp in teal. (www. colors, textures and room styles. Homegoods has wellRustic woven elements priced, indigo printed bring indigo home with a upholstered chairs, fabrictraditional, often global sencovered storage boxes and sibility. Canadian designer ikat patterned towels. (www. Windsor Shaw pairs indigo silk drapes with a jute rug, for example. Sleek lacquerware and silver accessories take blue into smart city-modern territory. Blue and white is a combination with lots of possibilities. Sara Peterson, HGTV Magazine’s editor in chief, says, “We love soft bluegrays in master bedrooms, with white linens and dark wood furniture. Light blue is really pretty on painted kitchen cabinets with white countertops. In a kid’s room, cobalt blue is fun when A paired with painted HomeGoods white furniture and upholstered bursts of bright accent chair in a colors, like fuchsia or blue and lime green.” white print. Crate & Barrel

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Celebrate year of snake with charm By JANET BENNETT KELLY The Washington Post That seductive serpent in Eden may have taken the rap for Adam and Eve’s fall, but to the ancient Greeks and Romans, snakes represented wisdom and immortality. In any case, the lowly reptile is enjoying a high-fashion profile. Slick python skins and prints showed up in fall and spring collections from Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler and J. Crew. And since February marks the start of the Chinese celebration of the Year of the Snake, there’s more reason to recognize its cunning chic. Here, some suggestions for reptile accessorizing.

Clever Cleopatra ruled Egypt and ensnared both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Embrace your own inner temptress by coiling your arm with House of Harlow’s snake cuff. A fashion-forward alternative to the already ho-hum trendlet of stacking bracelets.

There’s nothing coldblooded about the whimsical serpent interpretation on Jonathan Adler’s handcrafted, chain-stitched clutch. $198 at Jonathan Adler,

$93.75 at Legs have all the fun with so many choices of embellished and textured tights. But thanks to Essie’s new magnetic metallic Repstyle collection, nails can buff up an ensemble, too. Here’s how it works: Apply one coat and then paint the second on one nail at a time. While still wet, hold the magnet above the polish as close as possible to each nail without touching. In about five seconds, a snakeskin pattern appears. Repeat until all 10 tips look venomously attractive. Available in six shades. $11.25 each at Kilian Hennessy’s new collection of perfumes, In the Garden of Good & Evil, plays on the myth of original sin with a trio of scents: Good Girl Gone Bad, Forbidden Games and In the City of Sin. Each swoon-worthy fragrance, a different blend of sweet fruit, spice and woody notes, is housed in a lacquered white clutch with a serpent ornament. Use with guile.

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BEST SELLERS HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 2. “A Week in Winter” by Maeve Binchy (Knopf) 3. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown) 4. “Until the End of Time” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 5. “Guilt: An Alex Delaware Novel” by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine) 6. “Private Berlin” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown) 7. “A Memory of Light” by Robert Jordan (Tor) 8. “The Power Trip” by Jackie Collins (St. Martin’s) 9. “Touch & Go” by Lisa Gardner (Dutton) 10. “Tenth of December: Stories” by George Saunders (Random House) HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. “Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World” by Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books) 2. “Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes” by Ian K. Smith (St. Martin’s Press) 3. “The Soundtrack of My Life” by Clive Davis and Anthony DeCurtis (Simon & Schuster) 4. “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly (Henry Holt and Co.) 5. “The Melt Method” by Sue Hitzmann (HarperOne) 6. “The Legend of Zelda” by Shigeru Miyamoto (Dark Horse) 7. “Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss” by Jillian Michaels (Harmony) 8. “I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak” by Joel Osteen (Faith/ Words) 9. “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor (Knopf) 10. “Coolidge” by Amity Shlaes (Harper) MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS 1. “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice (Harper) 2. “Stay Close” by Harlan Coben (Signet) 3. “Betrayal” by Danielle Steel (Dell) 4. “Kill Me If You Can” by James Patterson, Marshall Karp (Vision) 5. “Love in Plain Sight” by Debbie Macomber (Mira) 6. “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 7. “Close Your Eyes” by Iris Johansen (St. Martin’s) 8. “Criminal” by Karin Slaughter (Dell) 9. “The Hunter” by John Lescroat (Signet) 10. “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult (Pocket Books) Source: Publishers Weekly

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By JAMI KUNZER As an emergency room physician, AJ Knauss sees and hears all sorts of stories. Those stories, including one in particular, provided inspiration for Knauss’ new book, “Room Four.” Her first published, the book has been listed as one of the Top 100/Best of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews, an American book review magazine. Knauss grew up in Crystal Lake before moving to Milwaukee, Wis. Her family lives in the McHenry area. Knauss continues to work full time as a physician while writing. “It’s a wonderful place to work,” she said. “I see people at their best and worst, and that includes the people I work with.” “Room Four” is about an odd-couple friendship that develops between two patients, one a World War II veteran, the other a younger man at a much different place in life. Jerry, the 87-year-old veteran, actually died in the same hospital room where the younger man, Alan, is lying in a three-day coma. Knauss describes it this way: “It is a paranormal comedy

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AJ Knauss of Milwaukee, formerly of Crystal Lake, is an ER physician and author of “Room Four.” (because in the ER we have to joke about the serious stuff sometimes) that satirizes bureaucracy.” The idea for “Room Four” came from actual case Knauss experienced when an elderly man died on an ER gurney while being admitted to the hospital. “There was an argument that ensued between doctors who had to fill out the paperwork. Did he die in the ER or the hospital?” she remembered. It was as if they were “hold-

8BOOKS CALENDAR To have an event listed in Planit Northwest calendars, fill out the form at PlanitNorthwest. com/forms or email calendars@ BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB DISCUSSION, 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 21, McHenry County College Student Life Multicultural Room, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Women’s History Month discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Information: 815-455-8735 or www.mchenry. edu/women. CARY AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT, 1606 Three Oaks Road, 847-639-4210 or Schedule: 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 6, Friends of the Cary Area Library open house. Stop by for a treat and conversation about the group, how to join and get involved. HUNTLEY AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 11000 Ruth Road, 847-669-5386. Schedule: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 6, author presentation and book

signing by Huntley resident Warren Higgins on “The Wednesday Pen: A Grandfather’s Legacy to his Family;” 10 to 11 a.m. March 9, author presentation and book signing by Lynn Austin on “Wonderland Creek.” SPRING BOOK FAIR, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6-8, Centegra Hospital – McHenry, Second Floor Reception Area, 4202 Medical Center Drive, McHenry. Offering a large selection of books and gift items suitable for all ages. Sponsored by the Auxiliary to Centegra Hospital - McHenry to raise funds for diagnostic equipment. Information: 815-759-4311. OF BOGS & BOOKS, Volo Bog Visitor Center Library, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside, Book discussion group meets 10 a.m. second Saturdays of each month. Free. All are welcome. Schedule: March 9, “Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey” by Corinne H. Smith. Information: 815344-1294; www.friendsofvolobog. org.

ing up his soul” while they settled the argument, she said. The elderly man became Jerry in the story. “He was really fun to write, since he is a ghost and has a certain grumpy perspective on everything, he gets away with saying anything,” she said. The main character, Alan, narrates the story with the “voice of a lot of people, asking ‘Why me? Why did this happen to me?’ ” “It’s a book about death and dying in a certain way, but it’s

also writing from a funny perspective,” Knauss said. “I try to balance the heart of the issue and the passion of the issue, the seriousness and the absurdity. They don’t get along at all, but they’re forced to have these conversations because they’re stuck with each other.” Knauss said she had been pleasantly surprised to see the positive response the novel received, “Witty and engaging, this short novel will provide readers a dose of hilarity and a quick cure for the workaday blues,” the Kirkus review said. Knauss is working on a couple of novels right now, potentially a follow-up in which the character Alan goes on to travel overseas, she said. Another potentially future novel tells the story of mother/daughter super heroes.

NEW RELEASES “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History Making Race Around the World” (Ballantine Books), by Matthew Goodman What it’s about: Goodman tells the story of two pioneering female journalists who raced each other 28,000 miles around the globe in 1889. Verdict: Goodman’s book is more than a retelling of the around-the-globe dash. Readers also get a history lesson. The actual reveal of who won the race is somewhat of a letdown in the telling. But maybe we should focus less on the winners and more on watching a great race unfold. – The Associated Press

“The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More” (William Morrow), by Bruce Feiler What it’s about: Feiler’s goal was to put out a playbook for happy families to make life more efficient, relaxed and fun. But instead of seeking advice from traditional sources, he consulted people at the top of their game in business, technology, sports and the military about innovative ideas they take from the boardroom to the playroom. Verdict: Feiler test-drives the methods he presents on his own family. His stories are relatable and infused with humor and authenticity. But it’s Feiler’s unique perspective and voice that sets it apart from other work in both the parenting and happiness genres. – The Associated Press Get full reviews at


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Singing praises

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Music director Ron Fredriksen helms Grace Lutheran Church’s standout program Story by JAMI KUNZER –


hose who know Ron Fredriksen describe him as mild-mannered, laid-back. He’s not the type to draw attention to himself. A talented musician, his place for the past 15 years has been behind the music at Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock.

He’s worked with 15 different pastors over the years, three of them senior pastors, others coming and going as interim pastors. Through it all, he’s been there, quietly orchestrating the joyous sound that fills the church every Sunday. As music director, Fredriksen’s role always has been to oversee the choirs. But, to him and others bringing music to churches throughout McHenry County, it’s more than that. The music is more than that. “The trick of it all is to find music both meaningful for people now here and that will be attractive to bring people in that don’t come,” Fredrisken said. “Oftentimes, music is the thing that brings them in the door in the first place.” Like most involved in the music program, Carrie Filetti of Woodstock was hand-picked by Fredriksen to take on a leadership role. Filetti joined the church and became a member of the adult choir about a year ago. She now directs the middle and high school choirs at the church. “He’s a really gentle soul to work with,” she said of Fredriksen. “He’s one of those people that, gosh, I wish I had as much talent in my whole body as he’s got in his pinkie finger,” she said. “He’s great at putting people where they need to be.” That’s what he does, parishioners say. He listens, watches. When it comes to making music, there is no “used to.” Tell him you “used to” play the flute, and he’ll tell you, “Get it out. Start practicing. I can use you.” “It’s just being aware, paying attention to who’s out there and putting them to work,” he said. He enjoys encouraging others to use their talents and finds that, once they do, they enjoy

it, too. Because what they’re doing, he said, is enabling others to worship. That especially goes for children, said Fredriksen, who believes Grace Lutheran has the most expansive children’s music program in Woodstock and perhaps elsewhere. It goes beyond singing, he said. Regardless of how well they sing or their musical talents, they need to be given the opportunity to build church relationships. And choir is an ideal way to do that, he said. “Youth is where we’re going,” he said. “If the youth are not involved in the church, there’s not going to be a church.” Fredriksen has taught free classes on musicology to choir members and tutorials on reading music, said 25-year parishioner Stephanie Asher, who’s been a member of the choir on an off for years and helps with church publicity. Without Fredriksen there through the years when pastors came and went, Asher said, “we wouldn’t have had the momentum to keep going the way we did. “We have a very strong musical tradition at

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Music director Ron Fredriksen leads the band and choir in an opening tune to begin Grace Lutheran Church’s Transfiguration of Our Lord Mass on the Sunday before Mardi Gras. The church held its 10th annual Dixieland Jazz style performance featuring a trumpet, clarinet and trombone player and six combined choirs. INSET TOP: Trumpet player Steve Schiller squeezes high notes out of his instrument. INSET MIDDLE: Dixieland Trio Steve Schiller, on trumpet, Ray “Pete” Peterson, on trombone, and Mike Knauf, on clarinet, improvise to “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” as they walk down the aisle during Grace Lutheran Church’s Transfiguration of Our Lord service. INSET BOTTOM: The children’s choir sings “Walk in the Light.” Grace,” she said. A recognition of this is solid at Grace Lutheran, where parishioners recently celebrated a 10th annual Transfiguration Of Our Lord Festival in Dixieland Jazz style, harkening back to the days when Fredriksen played the piano in jazz clubs. He’d play until 2 a.m., grab breakfast and head to an 8 a.m. church service. Fredriksen, who’s age he says is “a trade secret,” worked as music director at a few other churches and as a music teacher in Pennsylvania, where he grew up.

Although most of his family didn’t attend church, his grandmother encouraged Fredriksen to do so. “I went to a Baptist church because it was the closest, and I could walk to it,” he said. “The church has always been part of my life,” he said. “I wouldn’t know what to do with myself on Sunday mornings if I didn’t go to church.” Fredriksen began piano lessons at age 9, and his teacher encouraged him to join the church choir. He’s basically been either part of or leading choirs ever since, even directing

a choir while still in high school. He found a place to stay at Grace Lutheran, where, as Pastor Ken Gibson puts it: “Music has always been paramount.” “Ron’s been a big part of that,” Gibson said. Within the expansive music program, the church has five children’s choirs, which children can join choir beginning at age 4, a children’s bell choir, two traditional adult choirs, an adult bell choir and four praise teams to lead the contemporary services. Among numerous events, including the Transfiguration where parishioners celebrate

an episode in the New Testament in which Jesus is metamorphosed and becomes radiant upon a mountain, the church also hosts fundraisers and other celebrations. The church plays host to Music4Martin, a remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with music and art, on March 10. And on March 17, the church will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Celtic and Gaelic song. An April 21 service will include a celebration of the Earth, with well-known American broadcaster Orion Samuelson as guest speaker. A fundraiser close to Fredriksen’s heart,

the WACM Festival of Music takes place April 28 at Grace Lutheran, where entertainment, an auction, an art festival and dinner will benefit Woodstock Area Community Ministries. A group of 10 churches come together to raise money for those in need. With all this going on, Fredriksen said, he doesn’t really keep office hours, in and out of the church at all hours. “I work as much as I have to, to get the job done,” he said. “He sleeps sometimes,” adds church Pastor Amanda Bergstrom. • Sunday, March 3, 2013

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Artist Daniella Woolf’s piece, “Stroganoff,” in which she preserved her mother’s recipes by stitching the cards together and dipping or brushing the ensemble with a wax medium.

Ancient wax technique gains fans in crafters By JENNIFER FORKER The Associated Press Denver artist Jamie Lang sold nearly all of his small, handmade tiles during a recent crafts show, and he can only guess the reasons why. The adobe tiles are minimally decorated – with a red bicycle or a solitary house – and covered with a thin, smooth layer of wax. “It was new, something different,” Lang said after the show in Boulder, Colo., while other artists packed up their wares to take home. Lang works in encaustic, an ancient medium of pigment and hot wax that’s resurging in popularity. The wax technique dates to at least the first century AD, said Lissa Rankin in her book “Encaustic Art” (Watson-Guptill, 2010). Encaustic involves heating beeswax and damar resin, often with added color, and either pouring or painting the mixture onto a surface. The tree resin helps harden and stabilize the wax. An encaustic surface can be twodimensional, such as wood or paper, or 3-D. Daniella Woolf, 65, an artist in Santa Cruz, Calif., says she discovered encaustic a decade ago and “completely fell in love with it.” Its versatility makes it the “glue” that holds

disparate mediums together, says Woolf, author of “The Encaustic Studio” (Interweave/F+W Media, 2012). “I spent a lifetime working in different media. I now can use any of those media by using the wax to pull it all together,” Woolf said. The technique can be combined with anything from oil and watercolor paints to chalk, ink, photo transfers and fabric – even plaster and three-dimensional objects. Colors are mixed into or suspended in the wax, while objects are imbedded. The encaustic process is not for the faint of heart. There are some basic safety precautions. The wax medium becomes molten hot when it’s ready to use, and if its temperature rises above 200 degrees F., the fumes become toxic. For this reason, Lang, Woolf and Rankin work in well-ventilated studios. Each recommends having open windows and a fan near the workspace. “Used carefully, encaustic is safe, natural, luminous, versatile and a great way to either start painting or open up your creativity if you’re an experienced artist,” Rankin said. Encaustic paint starter kits – the color is pre-mixed with the wax and resin – are available online.

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McHENRY – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Brittany Broyles of McHenry and Dan Martino of Yorkville. She is the daughter of Bryan and Cari Broyles of McHenry. He is the son of Dan and Brenda Martino of Carol Stream. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of McHenry West High School and a 2010 graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in corporate communications. She is an account manager for Medline Industries in Mundelein. Her fiancé is a 2004 graduate of Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream and a 2011 graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree

MACHIPONGO, Va. – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Robin Morrissey and A.J. Ward, both of Machipongo, Va. She is the daughter of John Morrissey of Wonder Lake and Nanci Morrissey of Hainesville. He is the son of Tony and Marianne Ward of Machipongo, Va. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Grant Community High School in Fox Lake and a 2010 graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education for kindergarten through eighth grade. She is a fifth-grade teacher at Occohannock Elementary School in Exmore, Va. Her fiancé is a 2006 graduate of Northampton High School in Eastville, Va., and a 2008 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach, Va., with a bachelor’s

Brittany Broyles Dan Martino in criminal justice. He is employed at the Sheridan Correctional Center in Sheridan. Their wedding will be July 20.

Couples entertain with wedding games, contests, icebreakers By MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON The Associated Press At Bernie and Jordan Hajovsky’s wedding reception, it was useful to know details about the happy couple: Guests had to answer questions about them before they could join the buffet line. The newlyweds hoped the trivia game and other activities would make the reception more memorable. “I really wanted people to walk away feeling they had been involved and that it was the most fun wedding reception they had ever attended,” said Jordan Hajovsky of Austin, Texas. Games, contests and other icebreakers have become increasingly popular at wedding receptions, said Sarabeth Quattlebaum, spokeswoman for the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners in Dallas. “Couples want a party atmosphere and have realized that the more guests mix and mingle, the more relaxed they’ll be,” said Quattlebaum, owner of Sarabeth Events in Keller, Texas. “This also adds a personal touch to their reception party.” Disc jockey Peter Merry says more couples are asking him to organize reception activities, such as contests to win table centerpieces or asking guests to serenade the bride and groom with songs that include the word love in the lyrics. Other couples are incorporating photo booths, where guests can have their pictures taken in silly hats and holding goofy props.

With guests from different phases of their lives who may not know each other, brides and grooms want to provide opportunities to interact. “If you can break down any discomfort, guests will stay longer and have more fun on the dance floor,” said Merry, of Dallas, author of “The Best Wedding Reception Ever” (Sellers, 2010). DJ Jimmie Malone, who owns the company Exceptional Receptions in Binghamton, N.Y., encourages couples to include activities to set the tone and help balance the wedding’s “pomp and circumstance.” “It keeps guests engaged,” Malone said. Stephanie Goetz of Binghamton said the games at her 2011 wedding “helped break the ice. Between the different families and friends, the majority of people didn’t know each other. It was a lot of fun.” Malone sometimes leads guests through an elaborate game in which they must pass a drink, a set of car keys and a dollar bill around the table. He keeps the crowd laughing and guessing about what the items mean. At the end, he announces that the person holding the money is “$1 richer” and that the holder of the drink must serve as the table’s bartender for the evening. The person with the car keys? Malone tells them jokingly, “Congratulations you just won a new car.” If you can get guests “laughing early in the night, it sets the tone for the rest of the reception,” he said.

A.J. Ward Robin Morrissey degree in earth and environmental science. He attends graduate school at Regent University in Virginia Beach. He is a sixth-grade science teacher at Occohannock Elementary School. They plan to marry June 29.

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Evan Lee James Tevis, 8 pounds, 12 HARVARD – Jaclyn Creviston and Wayne Jesionowski, both of Harvard, were married at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Harvard. The Rev. Michael D. Pfingsten officiated. She is the daughter of Steve and Jeanine Creviston of Harvard. He is the son of Wayne and Vera Jesionowski of Palm Bay, Fla. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Matron of honor was Lindsay Clarke of Harvard. Bridesmaids were Nicole Duvall of Woodstock, Leah Campbell of Marengo, Katie Kremer of Harvard, Kari Ditsch of Harvard, Heather Malinowski of Harvard, Sarah Johnson of Harvard and Stephanie LaFrance of Macomb. Flower girls were Piper Campbell of Marengo and Kendall Kosin of Streamwood. Best men were Tyler Kurth and Allan Guzman, both of Harvard. Groomsmen were Matt Creviston of Harvard, John Rizza of Woodstock, Dave Lillie of Woodstock, Mike Clarke of Harvard, Hector Gonzalez of Harvard and Dan Zerby of Harvard. Usher was Austin Magnuson of Plano. Ring bearer was Paxton Campbell of Marengo. Nuptial music was provided by

ounces, 20 inches, was born Feb. 19, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock to James and Elizabeth Tevis of Harvard. Maternal grandparents are William and Susan Foat of Capron. Paternal grandparents are Gary and Mary Tevis of Fayetteville, Ark.

LAKE IN THE HILLS Wayne Jesionowski Jaclyn Creviston guitarist Joel Berg of Harvard and bag pipes played by Ron Burlingame of Harvard. The reception took place at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Harvard High School and a 2010 graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She is a catering manager at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. The bridegroom is a 2004 graduate of Harvard High School, a 2010 graduate of Columbia College of Missouri and a prospective graduate of Aurora University. He is an employee services representative for PSAV in Schaumburg. They reside in Harvard.

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Olivia Ann Koester, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, 21 inches, was born Feb. 6, 2013, at Sherman Hospital, Elgin, to David and Lisa Koester of Lake in the Hills. She joins a sister, Elisabeth Koester, 19 months. Maternal grandparents are Patricia O’Donnell of Rolling Meadows and Jeff and Kathy Smith of Elk Grove Village. Paternal grandparents are Stephen and Barb Koester of Marengo.

Desirae Elizabeth Rose DePersio, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, 20 inches, was born Jan. 30, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry to Michelle and Vince DePersio of McHenry. She joins two sisters, Madison Anne, 18, and Gabriella Lynn, 12. Maternal grandparents are Nancy and Wayne Sward of Bucyrus, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Gail and Jim Taraszka of Hawthorn Woods and Deb and Mike DePersio of McHenry. Grace Catherine Johnson, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, 19 inches, was born Feb. 12, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock to Eric and Kimberly Johnson of McHenry. She joins a brother, Aidyn Johnson, 6. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Debra Capps of Wonder Lake. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Sharon Johnson of Harvard.

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By Suzanne Cannon

March Birthstone: Aquamarine The word aquamarine is derived from the Latin word “aqua” meaning water and “mare” meaning sea. This beautiful gemstone is said to protect its wearer against sea sickness and dangers while sailing. It is thought to have originated from a mermaid’s jewelry box due to its color resembling a beautiful bluish-green like the ocean water. The principal source for most aquamarines for nearly 200 years has been Brazil. Pakistan and China are also leading aquamarine producers. Aquamarine crystals can range from very small to very large. The largest aquamarine crystal on record was found in Brazil in 1910. It weighed 244 pounds and measured 19 inches long an 15 inches in diameter! Aquamarine’s color range is very narrow: It can be blue, very slightly greenish blue, very strongly greenish blue or greenblue. It owes its color to traces of iron in its crystal structure. Most aquamarine is heat treated to remove the yellowish green component to produce a more blue color. It is said that the aquamarine brings wisdom, success, true love, peace and popularity to the wearer. It is also said it reawakens love in a tired marriage as well as symbolize safety and security. It was adopted as the Colorado state gemstone in 1971. It has fairly good hardness with a 7.5-8 ranking on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Aquamarine is an ideal gemstone to use in all types of jewelry pieces, but with all jewelry, it is important to have it routinely checked and cleaned every six months. Suzanne, Graduate Gemologist Email jewelry questions to: or visit us online at

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Mom insists son wear late husband’s clothes Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for 30 years and will be visiting my mother-in-law again soon. Even though he is 50, she is obsessed with dressing him. As soon as we arrive, she searches through our luggage and announces his clothes are not “good enough.” Then she wants to put her son in her dead husband’s clothes. She always threatens she will have a fit if he won’t wear the clothes she chooses. What should I do? – Baggage Check In Montana Dear Baggage Check: Your motherin-law still may be in deep mourning for her husband. If your husband bears a strong resemblance to his father, it’s possible seeing him in those clothes in some way brings her husband back to her. Frankly, her behavior is quite bizarre – including the threatened tantrum if she doesn’t get her way. (Could she be losing it?) When the

subject comes up again, as it will when you arrive, you AND your husband should stand your ground and let her throw her fit. It might be the beginning of some healing. Dear Abby: I have a question regarding what to do when someone pays you a compliment. I was always taught a compliment should be answered with a polite “thank you.” So when my husband compliments me on a nice meal, I say, “Thank you.” He believes you are not being humble enough when you say thank you, since it is recognizing you did a good job. He thinks you should say, “I’m glad you like it,” instead of thank you. What is the correct response? –

Grammatically Perplexed Dear Perplexed: You are not a robot, and your husband should not attempt to program your responses by “correcting” you. Saying thank you for a compliment is the appropriate

response when one is offered. When paid a compliment, I see no reason to feign humility by saying anything that lessens it, especially if it is deserved. Dear Abby: About a year ago, my sisters, a daughter and several nieces and nephews decided to get the word “family,” in my mother’s handwriting, tattooed on their bodies to memorialize her. I didn’t do it because Mom didn’t like tattoos and would not have approved of anyone getting one for any reason. I do a number of other things in her memory. Should I feel guilty for not joining them in their endeavor to remember Mom, or is it OK to remember her in a way she would approve of? – No Tats

For Me Dear No Tats: The process of mourning is an individual one. There is no requirement that families do it “en masse.” If you prefer to memorialize


your mother in your own way, then do it and don’t feel guilty about it. However, because your relatives chose to do something else in the spirit of family harmony – which your mother would not approve of – be careful not to criticize the path they took. Dear Abby: My son’s fourth-grade teacher can’t spell. I have noticed at least a half-dozen errors not only in the handwritten notes she sends home, but also in assignment work. How should I handle this? – Anony-

mous In Pittsburgh Dear Anonymous: Save the notes and assignment work with the misspellings and share them with the school principal. If the problem continues, go to the school board about the problem teacher.

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Don’t forget effects on alcoholics’ children, families Mr. Atwater: Have you forgotten that for every alcoholic or addict there’s about five other people who are significantly affected? I grew up in an alcoholic home. My dad was a regular, old fashioned, blackout bar drinker. He wasn’t physically abusive, more verbal and neglectful, but his alcoholism left its mark. I’m a 52-year-old ex-heavy equipment operator and a far cry from a complainer or a “pillow-hugger.” I like to think of myself as a pragmatist. Here’s some of what I’ve learned. Some of us go “hero”

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and get perfectionistic. We try to rescue everybody’s self-esteem and usually crash and burn under the weight of our own expectations. Some of us rebel and make our life’s goal to have an oppositional-defiant personality disorder (my younger brother). Most of these end up going toward chemical dependency. Some of us never learn to have a core self and are always acting in relation to others. We then become extensions of other people, get resentful and implode. These guys usually marry addicts.

Others of us have deep abandonment issues and are in constant need of others’ approval. We become actors, lose track of ourselves and often end up in the “cracker factory” trying to figure it all out. Some of us just become bitter and angry, especially at alcoholics. We isolate, avoid relationship entanglements and live unhappily ever after. There’s recovery available for us, too. I was a “hero” type, so I guess, to some extent, writing this letter means I still am, but

the good news is in recovery I’ve learned I can keep the good stuff and let go of what’s harmful. I never imagined what happened in my family would affect me this way, but it did, and it nearly took me out. It’s not my dad’s fault – he has a disease. He’s in recovery now, too. I started in therapy quite a few years back and ended up in an ACA group. That’s “Adult Children of Alcoholics” groups. It changed my life. I went back to school and am almost finished with a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate now

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myself and hope to be able to pass some of this along. Dear Reader: Congratulations on both your recovery and your CADC. I really can’t say it any better than you have. I’m a supporter of recovery in all its forms and have aimed more than a few people to ACA groups. There aren’t as many in our area as there used to be, and I hope your letter will help spark a resurgence of awareness for adult children of alcoholics.

• Rick Atwater is a licensed clinical professional counselor.

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“Jack the Giant Slayer” HHH STARRING: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci PLOT: After farm boy Jack (Hoult) trades the family horse for some magic beans, he accidentally grows a towering beanstalk that could reignite an ancient war between men and giants. He joins a team of brave knights to climb the beanstalk and rescue a beautiful princess (Tomlinson) from the hungry giants. RATING: PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language TIME: 1 hour, 54 minutes VERDICT: Except for a few moments thrown in to gain a PG-13 rating, this is an old-fashioned family adventure fantasy along the lines of “Jason and the Argonauts” and “The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad.” Director Bryan Singer (“The X-Men”) plays the material at face value without shrinking from its corny virtues, and the cast charms by playing it straight. The CGI giants are fearsome villains, and visual effects featuring the beanstalk are imaginative. The thrill-packed finale goes on too long, though, which is a symptom of current action movies. – Jeffrey


“Safe Haven” HH STARRING: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders PLOT: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, N.C., where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her. RATING: PG-13 for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality TIME: 1 hour, 55 minutes VERDICT: The latest Sparks adaptation, “Safe Haven,” will probably continue novelist Nicholas Sparks’ winning streak. A thriller element that has not been present in earlier Sparks movies is designed to draw reluctant male viewers to see the picture, but they won’t respond with the same enthusiasm as his core audience of woozy romantics. The first problem with the film is that the burgeoning romance is too flat to generate intense audience empathy. Alex’s daughter, who barely remembers her mother, warms to Katie immediately, but her older brother has a harder time with his father’s new relationship. Still, this complication isn’t especially well developed in the screenplay by Dana Stevens and


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RATINGS HHHH - Excellent HHH - Recommended HH - Not recommended H - Awful Gage Lansky. A related problem is the casting. The best Sparks movie, “The Notebook,” had the strongest cast, with talented newcomers Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams balancing seasoned veterans James Garner and Gena Rowlands. To put it as charitably as possible, the actors in “Safe Haven” are not in the same league. – Stephen Farber, The Hol-

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“21 & Over” HH½ STARRING: Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Johnathan Keltz PLOT: The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends. RATING: R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some graphic nudity, drugs and drinking TIME: 1 hour, 33 minutes VERDICT: If you liked “The Hangover” but felt like it needed more projectile vomit, stampeding buffaloes and naughty sorority pledges being spanked, then “21 & Over” is the feel-good, feel-bad movie for you. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. “21 & Over” is at its best when it’s riding an all-night, boozy high, when it captures a sensation of idiotic invincibility. When it tries to be about something – growing up and being responsible but still maintaining the fun and friendships of youth – it feels a bit strained. – Christy Lemire,

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Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 2:20, 5:15 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2:40, 5:40, 8:35, 11:40 p.m.

“DARK SKIES” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:40 a.m., 2:10, 4:45, 7:15 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:55, 3:05, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:35, 4:15, 6:40, 9:10, 11:45 p.m.

“ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 2D: 11:15 a.m., 1:45, 6:45 p.m.; 3D: 4:15 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40 p.m. McHenry Downtown Theatre – 1:30, 4:15, 7:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2D: 1:25, 3:45, 8:45 p.m.; 3D: 6:20 p.m.

“A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:20 a.m., 1:55, 4:30, 7:25 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:15, 3:40, 6:10, 8:55, 11:25 p.m.

“IDENTITY THIEF” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:00 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:40, 5:10, 8:00, 10:50 p.m.

“JACK THE GIANT SLAYER” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 2D: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 p.m.; 3D: 10:35 a.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 2D: 12:00, 5:00 p.m.; 3D: 2:30, 7:30, 10:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2D: 4:50, 8:20,

11:10 p.m.; 3D: 1:20, 2:30, 4:10, 5:30, 7:40, 9:00, 10:30, 11:50 p.m.

“PHANTOM” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:45 a.m., 1:10, 3:45, 6:15 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:15 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:30, 3:55, 6:25, 8:50, 11:15 p.m.

“SAFE HAVEN” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 12:30, 3:15, 6:05 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 p.m. McHenry Downtown Theatre – 1:15, 4:00, 6:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:45, 5:00, 7:50, 10:40 p.m.

“SIDE EFFECTS” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 8:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2:05 p.m.

“SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 12:25, 3:30, 6:35 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2:20, 5:15, 8:10, 11:20 p.m.

“SNITCH” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:30 a.m., 2:15, 5:00, 7:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:05, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15 p.m., 12:05 a.m.

“21 & OVER” Sunday, March 3 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 7:10, 9:20 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:00, 2:00, 3:30, 4:30, 6:00, 8:40, 9:30, 11:30 p.m.

“WARM BODIES” Sunday, March 3 Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 7:00, 11:55 p.m.

“I wanna live in a world where the only person I see or interact with is Schmidt,” actress Mindy Kaling tweeted last year. Gwyneth Paltrow wrote in her newsletter, GOOP, that she “fell in TV love” with the character. Greenfield now occasionally contributes to GOOP. Greenfield worried before “New Girl” debuted in 2011 that viewers would dislike Schmidt. “I thought, ‘There’s a good chance that I’ll never work again after this.’ I mean, we’ve played him in such a way that this could go terribly wrong, and then we started to air and the response was so positive. It kind of affirmed all the things that the writers were doing, all the things that I was doing. I think it said to everyone, ‘We’re on the same page. We can keep moving forward.’ And then they just went crazy with it.” Schmidt’s first name hasn’t been revealed, and Greenfield hopes it never will be, unless it’s done in a clever way, like if the character gets married. “I’m just thinking of this now, but what a smart move this would be. ‘Will you [first name] Schmidt take ...’ and that’s the moment she goes, ‘That’s your first name?’ That would be a nice moment. Under a chuppah.” “C” You At The Movies - McHenry Downtown Theatre


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guy Max Greenield, the breakout star of Fox’s ‘New Girl,’ getting to do everything he wants By ALICIA RANCILIO • The Associated Press


ax Greenfield, who’s been nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role as Schmidt on the Fox comedy “New Girl,” says he isn’t worried about being typecast. The idea makes him laugh. “I don’t think anybody was ever gonna put me in like ‘Winter’s Bone’ anyway,” the 32-year-old actor said in a recent interview. “You know what I mean? “I don’t think like if they were making a very dramatic, serious movie, they were gonna think, ‘You know, I really like Max Greenfield, but Schmidt is just ... it’s too much of a THING to put him in that movie.’ ” He even took the bit further.

“I don’t think they’re trying to put me in ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ ‘We’re looking for Ryan. [Pauses.] Is that Schmidt?’ ” he said. “I’m fine. I’m getting to do everything I want to do on this show.” “New Girl” stars Zooey Deschanel as a young “New Girl” woman with three male roommates, played by airs 8 p.m. Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris. Tuesdays Schmidt is a vain, oversexed ladies man with on Fox. obsessive-compulsive disorder. He makes frequent references to his Jewish heritage. The character could be unlikable, but Greenfield’s portrayal of Schmidt makes many viewers root for him. Fans tweet Greenfield’s lines as Schmidt while the show airs. And Greenfield garners respect from his peers.

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