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Age-old issue persists about justice Some say law too subjective about severity of 17-year-olds’ crimes By SARAH SUTSCHEK WOODSTOCK – In Illinois, 17-year-olds can’t vote, enlist in the military without permission or buy a lottery ticket. But they can be considered adults when it comes to the criminal justice system.

“Illinois treats a 17-yearold who shoplifts an iPhone as an adult criminal: held with adults in jail, tried in adult criminal court, sent to adult prison if incarcerated, and issued an employment-crushing permanent criminal record,” according to a recent report by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission.

In 38 other states, that 17-year-old would be in juvenile court, the report states. Under current law, 17-yearolds charged with misdemeanors have their cases handled in juvenile court. If the charge is a felony, the case goes to adult court. How that case is charged – as a misdemeanor or a felony

Iraq grapples with legacy of war decade after its start

– often is left to prosecutors’ discretion. A McHenry County example is the case of a Crystal Lake Central High School student accused earlier this month of planting a small camera in a boys locker room. Luke Gildea, 17, could have been charged with a misdemeanor and had the case han-

dled in juvenile court, where his name would have been confidential. Instead, he faces felony charges of unauthorized videotaping and was subjected to a barrage of media coverage, including several TV news crews waiting as he bonded out of the McHenry County Jail.

Voice your opinion Should 17-year-olds be charged as adults? Vote online at

Michael Combs, chief of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office criminal division, said his office did authorize felony charges, but he

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Stability, strength of country’s democracy remain open questions By ADAM SCHRECK

At a glance The Bush administration had hoped the war that began with airstrikes would quickly rid Iraq of purported weapons of mass destruction, go after extremists and replace a brutal dictatorship with the foundations of a pro-Western democracy. By the time the U.S. military pulled out of Iraq in 2011, nearly 4,500 Americans and more than 100,000 Iraqis had lost their lives. No active WMDs were ever found.

The Associated Press BAGHDAD – It’s been more than six years since a bomb ripped away the eyes from Shams Karim, killed her mother and left the little girl, now 7, blind and disfigured for life. Psychiatric drugs help control her outbursts of crying and screaming. Throughout Iraq there are tens of thousands of victims like her whose lives are forever scarred by the violence of war. Their wounds – and those of tens of thousands of U.S. and other foreign service members – may never entirely heal. In Baghdad, life goes on much as it has since the Ottoman sultan ruled these parts. Porters force loaded carts through narrow bazaars as amateur breeders’ beloved pigeons swoop overhead. The calls to prayer from turquoise-domed mosques provide a rhythm to the day. Yet the legacy of a war that began a decade ago remains very much a part of life here, too. Bullet holes still pockmark buildings, and towers wrecked by American missiles

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There were 122 drug overdose deaths in the county from 2009 to 2012, according to the Coroner’s Office. Of those deaths, 52 involved the use of heroin.

Heroin, prescription drugs often to blame for overdose fatalities in county, state By LAWERENCE SYNETT


rom heroin addiction to painkiller dependency, deaths from illegal drug use is an issue in McHenry County. As investigators probe whether drugs were involved in the recent death of a 17-year-old Crystal Lake South High School student, the tragedy has put the

spotlight on a growing problem that has local authorities and other officials rethinking policies and strategies. There were 122 drug overdose deaths in the county from 2009 to 2012, according to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. Of those, 52 involved heroin, a drug that can cause a surge of euphoria and clouded thinking followed by alternately wakeful and drowsy states,

according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Drug overdose deaths in McHenry County during the past four years peaked in 2009, when there were 38 total, 15 of which involved heroin. Last year, 16 of the 31 overdose deaths involved heroin. Nationally, drug overdose deaths increased for the 11th

Overdose deaths in McHenry County 2009 - 38 (15 involving heroin) 2010 - 32 (12 involving heroin) 2011 - 21 (9 involving heroin) 2012 - 31 (16 involving heroin)

Source: McHenry County Coroner’s Office

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DIRECT STEEL FORGING NEW GROUND “Women are still forging new ground,” said Marianne Markowitz, regional administrator of the Small Business Administration. Markowitz toured Direct Steel on Thursday, a woman-owned general contractor, supply and construction firm at 3321 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. President Rosemary Swierk started the company in 2004. For more, see page D1.

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Women can handle combat, general says The ASSOCIATED PRESS PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – The first female Marine Corps general in charge of its tough-as-nails basic training site on Parris Island says she’s confident women in the Corps will be able to handle combat. Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds says the Pentagon’s lifting of the combat exclusion against women earlier this year means commanders will be able to “just use the talent that they have. Just use it where they need it. That’s awesome.” Reynolds was the first woman to command a Marine base in a combat zone when she was put in charge of Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan in 2010. As head of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force’s headquarters group, she oversaw the base in Helmand province that grew to house 20,000 Marines. She also commanded a

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Marine Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds answers a question during an interview in February at the Marine Corps Training Depot on Parris Island, S.C. communications battalion in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 in battle-scarred Fallujah. Now, the Marine Corps has entrusted her with training all its women and nearly half its men. She said young Marines aren’t as concerned about gender as they are about a commander’s ability to lead.

“Anytime you’re going to take your Marines into harm’s way, they are looking for leadership that is calm, assertive, sure of themselves,” Reynolds said in her first extended interview since the ban was lifted. “And quite honestly, I don’t think that some of these young Marines care if it’s a male or a

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local units of government do not sit on the Editorial Board and have nothing to do with the endorsements. Ultimately, voters need to make their own informed decisions. In this election, we will be selecting local leaders who have the most immediate impact on our lives. Whether it’s for municipal government, school board or township government, these elected officials will decide how to spend our tax money. It’s a shame that the consolidated municipal election usually has the lightest voter turnout of all elections. But that’s been the case. If you disagree with one or more of our endorsements, please feel free to weigh in. We’ll accept election-related letters to the editor until 5 p.m. March 29. Because we receive so many, we limit election letters to 150 words. Regardless, make sure your voice is heard at the ballot box. ••• Speaking of elections: Local school districts should have a say in whether each of their schools are used as polling places. State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, told me that Friday, and I agree with him. Franks called me from the House floor to discuss the Editorial Board’s “Our View” editiorial on Thursday’s Opinion page. In the editorial, we disagreed with an effort pushed by state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka that would eliminate using schools as polling places. Topinka thinks it’s a safety issue, and said we’d be inviting another Sandy Hook-like shooting if we continued to allow it. With schools making up about a quarter of all polling places in McHenry County and there never being a safety incident, we said Topinka was seeking a solution where there was no problem. But Franks said that school districts should at least have some say in it. “I think the school ought to make that decision and not the [county] clerk,” Franks said. “Maybe many schools don’t have a problem with it because [voting is in] a secure area so that’s not a problem.”


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But, for example, in Northwood Elementary School in Woodstock, voting takes place “in the middle of the library in their media center,” an unsecured area, Franks said. “That’s a breech of their protocol.” Franks is working on an amendment to a bill that hasn’t yet been filed that would give schools the option. That seems like a reasonable compromise. ••• Go green: St. Patrick’s Day is a special day for me, and not just because I’ve got Irish blood in me. It’s the anniversary of the day I first kissed my future wife, Allison, and began what was a very quick journey toward realizing she was the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. It was 1999. I was news editor of a daily newspaper in southern Louisiana, and I had just accepted the top editor job at a newspaper in Indiana. Allison worked with the Features section at the same Louisiana newspaper. I told my staff earlier in the day that I’d be leaving, and a group from work went out later to celebrate – both the holiday and my new job. I guess the best way to put it is that in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, Allison and I had flirted a little. OK, maybe it was more like a lot. We were both in other relationships at the time (relationships that soon were about to end), so it wasn’t anything more than flirting. But as St. Patrick’s Day night went on and our numbers dwindled, Allison and I were the last of our group standing. Recalling it now 14 years later, I realize that we both were trying to outlast the rest of our friends and colleagues so we could be alone. Needless to say, it worked. A very quick courtship began, and we were married Aug. 1 of that year. So happy anniversary of sorts to my wife. And happy St. Patrick’s Day to all. If you plan to celebrate today, please do so safely.

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Ill. community rallies to save treasured toy store By JIM SUHR The Associated Press EDWARDSVILLE – Set off by a purple exterior that would make Barney the Dinosaur beam, the Once Upon a Toy store in Edwardsville always took pride in a handson attitude that encouraged children to pluck items off the shelves and give them a whirl in the aisles – all to their heart’s content. The toy store has been treasured by many of the 24,000 residents of this college town outside St. Louis. And now, when the shop needs the biggest lift of its life, the community has rallied to the rescue. As the store’s owners struggled with the economy in recent years, its bank lender wasn’t playing around. When it demanded this month that the business pay up $450,000 on its loan, owners Shawnta’ Ray and Rick Harmon grimly warned their customers by email that they would have to close the store and another one they run called LagoonaMagoo in the Missouri town of Clayton. “We started to grieve our business,” Ray said Friday in detailing the financial troubles. The Edwardsville store’s fans would have none of it. In what many patrons likened to the tear-jerking finale of the Frank Capra movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” two Edwardsville mothers rallied the community in a plucky online fundraising campaign that within days blew past the goal of collecting $75,000. Much of that is bound for the bank as a show of good faith, in hopes of buying the owners more time. To Ray, the surprise wasn’t so much that the donations piled up, but how: Kids sent in their allowances. Area

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Rick Harmon bounces with his 8-month-old son, Dempsey Harmon, on a toy Thursday at Once Upon a Toy in Edwardsville. Harmon and his wife, Shawnta’ Ray, owners of the store, had more than $75,000 collected through an online fundraising push by the community to help keep the store open after they met with financial troubles. businesses pledged at times as much as 35 percent of their sales on a certain day. One contributor made good on a promise to pitch in $10,000 if the first $65,000 was in hand. By Friday, the outpouring proved more than Ray could comprehend. “I don’t know why it gets me, but it does. It’s hard to have words for something like this,” said Ray, choking back tears. “We’re overwhelmed, humbled. It’s hard for us to feel worthy of all this attention.” A message left Friday with the president of First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust in Mattoon – identified by Ray as the lender – was not returned. A fundraising website says that Ray and Harmon are working on a new business plan and considering other adjustments to their operation, while acknowledging that their ability to keep operating “for the remainder of this year, or forever, remains to be seen.” Townsfolk say the store has been a local fixture for a quarter century. The couple

have owned it for the past seven years. Its most loyal customers say the campaign was something personal. Heather Browning, the mother of a toddler, said she was saddened by the email warning of the store’s closure and launched a Facebook page dedicated to saving it. The site drew more than 4,000 members and hundreds of supportive comments. The store’s fans took it a step further, setting up a fundraising effort on the crowdsourcing website CrowdTilt, where the quest to lure in $75,000 by the close of business Friday was completed a day ahead of time. As of Saturday morning, the effort had raised more than $82,000, according to the website. The campaign will continue, even though it has reached its initial goal. “It’s truly amazing,” said Sara Colvin, 37, who frequented the store as a child and is now the mother of a toddler. She thinks the rally is proof that the store really did make a difference in people’s lives.

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8STATE BRIEFS Inmates moved from Dwight prison LINCOLN – About 150 inmates from the maximum-security women’s prison in Dwight have been moved in preparation for shutting down that facility by the end of the month. Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Marcelyn Love says all of the roughly 950 prisoners at the Dwight Correctional Center will be moved to the Logan County Correctional Center in Lincoln over the next few weeks. The group of 150 inmates was transferred there Thursday. Gov. Pat Quinn ordered the closing of Dwight and other correctional facilities in a cost-cutting move. As part of the transition, male prisoners have been moved out of the Logan Correctional Center to allow for its conversion into a women’s facility.

Big interest in Ill. gun raffle for youth baseball ATWOOD – The raffle of a semiautomatic rifle to benefit a youth baseball league in eastern Illinois hasn’t even officially begun, but it’s already

generating interest as far away as Alaska and Florida. Charidy Butcher is co-owner of the Atwood Armory gun shop, which is offering up the AR-15 rifle. She said the fundraiser doesn’t officially start until April, but the shop has already sold nearly $3,000 in tickets and is getting inquiries from people in other states. She’s also challenging criticism that it’s inappropriate to raffle a weapon to benefit children. Butcher told The (Champaign) News-Gazette that the children “have nothing to do with it” and the shop is “just raising money for them.” The league said its baseball equipment badly needs repair or replacement that it can’t afford.

Lottery’s new game will benefit MS project CHICAGO – The Illinois Lottery will begin offering a new game where proceeds will be dedicated to funding research for multiple sclerosis. Lottery officials will unveil the instant game Monday in presence of representatives from the National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter and

the Illinois Department of Public Health. The game will be presented at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Medical Research Building The lottery’s MS Project is the sixth special proceeds game funding MS research since 2008.

Naval Station cancels July Fourth festivities NORTH CHICAGO – The annual Fourth of July celebration at the Naval Station Great Lakes in northern Illinois is being canceled because of mandatory federal budget cuts. Commanding Officer Capt. Randy Lynch says budget cuts have made it impossible to continue with this year’s festivities, even though they’re mostly self-supporting. That’s because the Naval Station can’t afford to provide security for the event. The July Fourth activities started with just base families after the station opened on July 1, 1911. The event was opened to the public in 1993, and drew tens of thousands of people to its concerts and fireworks.

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Obama heads to Mideast with low expectations The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama steps into the Middle East’s political cauldron this week, he won’t be seeking any grand resolution for the region’s vexing problems. His goal will be trying to keep the troubles, from Iran’s suspected pursuit of a nuclear weapon to the bitter discord between Israelis and Palestinians, from boiling over on his

watch. Obama arrives in Jerusalem on Wednesday for his first trip to Israel as president. His first priority will be resetting his oft-troubled relationship with now weakened Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and evaluating the new coalition government Netanyahu laboriously cobbled together. The president also will look to boost his appeal to a skeptical Israeli public, as well as to

frustrated Palestinians. “This is not about accomplishing anything now. This is what I call a down payment trip,” said Aaron David Miller, an adviser on Mideast peace to six secretaries of state who is now at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. For much of Obama’s first term, White House officials saw little reason for him to go to the region without a realistic chance for a peace

accord between the Israelis and Palestinians. But with the president’s one attempt at a U.S.-brokered deal thwarted in his first term and the two sides even more at odds, the White House has shifted thinking. Officials now see the lowered expectations as a chance to create space for frank conversations between Obama and both sides about what it will take to get back to the negotiating table.

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Colleges say federal cuts Partisan divide marks high court gay marriage cases could cause brain drain By MARK SHERMAN

By BRIDGET MURPHY The Associated Press BOSTON – At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, faculty fret about the future of the school’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Thirty miles away, administrators at the state university campus in Lowell worry that research aimed at designing better body armor for soldiers could suffer. The concerns have emerged because of automatic federal budget cuts that could reduce government funding for research done at educational institutions, spending that totaled about $33.3 billion in 2010, Education Department statistics show. And the possible cuts add to another anxiety at those schools and others across the country: brain drain. President Barack Obama and lawmakers failed to agree on a plan to reduce the nation’s deficit that would have avoided the automatic spending cuts, which began to roll out this month. Included in the cuts are 5 percent of the money for programs that fund education re-

“One of the questions we don’t know is if agencies will elect to cut funding by not making new grants or cutting back on old grants.” Terry Hartle Senior vice president, American Council on Education search, an Education Department spokesman said Friday. But because negotiations over how to balance the budget are ongoing, the timing and size of many cuts to be made by government agencies remain unclear. “One of the questions we don’t know is if agencies will elect to cut funding by not making new grants or cutting back on old grants,” said Terry Hartle, a senior vice president at the American Council on Education. In the meantime, professors are left wondering how many young scientists will become discouraged by domestic funding challenges and either leave for careers abroad or

change fields. At MIT, doctoral candidate Nikolai Begg said he’s lucky the research he’s working on now has corporate sponsorship. “It’s kind of scary to be hearing that a lot of that support is going away,” he said of government cuts. “How do we keep America technologically relevant has been a question on everybody’s mind. And the sequester only makes that harder.” The 25-year-old mechanical engineer recently won a $30,000 Lemelson-MIT award for inventions that aim to make surgical procedures less invasive. But Begg is concerned about whether government funding losses could force undergraduates who are contemplating higher degrees to enter the workforce for financial reasons, meaning a loss of American ingenuity. “I wonder if this whole issue is going to prevent people from going into more advanced research where they can really innovate ... We don’t really know what it’s going to do yet. There’s not enough information out. You know the storm is coming.”

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – No Democratic attorney general in a state that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying has signed onto a legal filing asking the Supreme Court to uphold California’s constitutional ban on gay marriage. No Republican attorney general is asking the high court to rule in favor of marriage equality. The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, supported by 10 GOP senators, is spearheading the defense of the feder-

al law that prevents legally married gay couples from collecting a range of federal benefits otherwise available to married couples. Some 212 Democrats and independents in Congress want part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act overturned. That includes two dozen who initially voted for it. A continuing distinct partisan divide is present in the gay marriage cases at the Supreme Court, set for arguments March 26 and 27, even though a brief on behalf of more than 100 prominent Republicans calls for marriage

equality. The split is most apparent in legal briefs filed with the court by state attorneys general. All 21 attorneys general who have signed legal briefs or letters urging the court to uphold California’s ban on same-sex marriage are Republican. The result of the federal appeals court ruling striking down California’s ban, known as Proposition 8, “is disintegration of perhaps the most fundamental and revered cultural institution of American life: marriage as we know it,” the Republicans said.


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Pope Francis explains name, urges church ‘for the poor’ By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press VATICAN CITY – The focus of Pope Francis’ papacy began to emerge Saturday as he offered some intimate insights into the conclave that elected him pontiff, describing how he was immediately inspired to name himself after St. Francis of Assisi because he wants to see a church that is “for the poor.” His comments provided further evidence that this first Latin American papacy would be one that looks beyond the confines of the church itself to the most disadvantaged, named for a 13th century friar who renounced a wealthy, dissolute lifestyle

to embrace a life of poverty and simplicity and go out in the countryside to preach a message of joy and peace. “Let me tell you a story,” Pope Francis began in a break from his prepared text during an audience for a few thousand journalists and Vatican communications officials in the Vatican’s auditorium. Francis then described how during the conclave he was comforted by his friend, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, as the votes were going his way and it seemed “a bit dangerous” that he would reach the two-thirds necessary to be elected. When the threshold was reached, applause erupted in the frescoed Sistine Chapel.

“He [Hummes] hugged me. He kissed me. He said, ‘Don’t forget about the poor!’ ” Francis recalled. “And those words came to me: The poor. The poor. Then right away, thinking of the poor, I thought of Francis of Assisi. Then I thought of all the wars as the votes were being counted, until the end. Francis is also the man of peace. That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi.” The pope said some have wondered whether his name was a reference to other Franciscan figures, including St. Frances de Sales or even the co-founder of the pope’s own Jesuit order, Francis Xavier. But he said the inspiration was Francis of Assisi.

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8WORLD BRIEFS Swiss tourist gang-raped in India while camping

Syrian general defects in latest setback for Assad

NEW DELHI – A Swiss woman who was on a cycling trip in central India with her husband has been gang-raped by eight men, police said Saturday. The attack comes three months after the fatal gang-rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus outraged Indians. Authorities detained and questioned 13 men in connection with the latest attack, which occurred Friday as the couple camped out in a forest in Madhya Pradesh state after bicycling from the temple town of Orchha, local police officer R.K. Gurjar said. The men beat the couple and gang-raped the woman, he said. They also stole the couple’s mobile phone, a laptop computer and 10,000 rupees ($185). The woman, 39, was treated at a hospital in the nearby city of Gwalior, Gurjar said.

BEIRUT – One of the highest-ranking military officers yet to abandon Syrian President Bashar Assad defected to neighboring Jordan and said in an interview aired Saturday that morale among those still inside the regime had collapsed. In another setback for the Assad regime, a leading human rights group accused Syria’s government of stepping up its use of widely banned cluster munitions, which often kill and wound civilians. The twin blows illustrated the slowly spreading cracks appearing in Assad’s regime as well as its deepening international isolation. While few analysts expect the civil war between Assad’s forces and rebels seeking his ouster to end soon, most say it appears impossible for the 4-decade-old regime to continue

to rule Syria. Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ezz al-Din Khalouf announced his defection in a video Saturday.

Pakistan government sees historic 5-year run ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s government passed a major milestone Saturday, with the parliament becoming the first democratically chosen body to finish its five-year term in a country that has faced three military coups and persistent political turmoil. But after years of militant attacks, worsening electricity blackouts and faltering economic growth, the political party that took office five years ago on a wave of sympathy after the assassination of iconic leader Benazir Bhutto will likely find it more difficult this time to win voters to its side.


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8BRIEFS 2 NYPD officers who shot teen had faced lawsuits NEW YORK – Two police officers who killed a 16-year-old boy on a New York City street have been sued for alleged civil rights violations related to other encounters with the public, the Daily News reported Saturday. The city has paid $215,000 to settle three lawsuits against

Sgt. Mourad Mourad and two against officer Jovaniel Cordova, the newspaper reported. The officers were in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush section March 9 when they tried to stop and question 16-year-old Kimani Gray on the street. Police say the officers, who were not wearing uniforms, shot the teen after he pulled a gun. Gray’s killing prompted a

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Turnpike and crashed into a tree, killing a pregnant coach, her unborn child and the driver and injuring numerous others. Seton Hill University team players and coaches were among the 23 people aboard when the bus crashed just before 9 a.m. No other vehicle was involved, and police couldn’t immediately say what caused the crash.

Lacrosse team bus crashes; coach dies CARLISLE, Pa. – A road trip by a college women’s lacrosse team came to a horrifying end Saturday when the team bus veered off the Pennsylvania

Coach Kristina Quigley, 30, of Greensburg, was flown to a hospital but died there of her injuries, Cumberland County authorities said. Quigley was about six months pregnant and her unborn child didn’t survive, authorities said. The bus driver, Anthony Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown, died at the scene.

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Chicago had biggest heroin overdose State’s attorney’s office uses discretion • JUSTICE “We’ve had kids who are problem in the country, report says Continued from page A1 charged with a felony at • DRUGS Continued from page A1 consecutive year in 2010, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 38,329 deaths in 2010, up from 37,004 in 2009. The majority of those deaths involved addictive painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. “There’s no ‘typical’ person, ethnicity or social class affected by this,” McHenry County Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said. “These illegal drugs are highly addictive and affect everyone in all walks of life. They ruin families.”

Crime often related to drug use Historically, drug users on the east side of McHenry County travel to suburban Cook County, Chicago and the Waukegan area to buy illegal substances, Zinke said, while those on the county’s west side typically travel to Rockford. “Generally, when we make drug arrests, they are the users or the middlemen who are picking the stuff up and bringing it back to their friends,” he said. “It doesn’t stop the larger issue at hand.” Many of the property crimes in the county relate to drug use because users steal items to feed their habit, Zinke said. “It’s a vicious circle that never ends,” he said. “They steal from their family, friends and strangers.” The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office targets illegal drug activity by collaborating with other local law enforcement agencies. Deputies rely heavily on informants and community tips, and officers work undercover and overtly. High-crime areas are patrolled more often than others, while repeat offenders continue to be tracked. “Drug use patterns itself against what the drug of choice is at that particular time,” Zinke said. “It used to be cocaine and LSD, and those are still out there, but heroin and ecstasy are more prevalent now.”

Other drug abuses The county also has seen an uptick in prescription drug abuse, with offenders sometimes stealing prescriptions or drugs to either use or sell. “There is a significant amount of patients coming in for painkillers,” said Dr. Jo-

seph Keenan, emergency department director for Centegra Health System hospitals in Woodstock and McHenry. “A majority of them have chronic pain syndrome and other problems, but are unable to establish a relationship with a primary care physician to get prescriptions.” With concerns about abuse and misuse increasing, officials created an emergency department narcotics policy outlining procedures for prescriptions. It includes not refilling a lost, expired or stolen prescription, and diagnosing a frequent visitor to the emergency room with chronic pain syndrome and not issue prescriptions. “We are trying to take accountability for the problem and be responsible for who we prescribe these potentially harmful drugs to,” Keenan said. Patients also are referred to a crisis program that offers chemical dependency resources through organizations such as Rosecrance McHenry County, which provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services. One focus includes an opiate-specific intensive outpatient group that meets four days a week. The group averages about 12 attendees – a combination of people court-ordered to be there, required to attend to maintain a residence or willing participants – each session. “They have similar stories and pathways to how they got where they are,” said Chris Gleason, director in McHenry County. “And almost all of them say they started with prescription drugs and then ended up on heroin.”

D-155 addressing issue The most recent Illinois Youth Survey conducted at Crystal Lake District 155 showed that 1 percent of sophomores last year had tried heroin, district spokesman Jeff Puma said, compared to the 27 percent who had tried marijuana. “Anything over zero is not good, but 1 percent does show a great deal of success,” Puma said. “We want to see every drug at zero, and we are trying to get there.” The district uses a threepronged approach for prevention in its four high schools: health class for all sophomores, support services and parental support. The class covers a variety

of topics, with a large portion of time focusing on developing decision-making skills that help students resist drugs. Support services include school social workers, psychologists and counselors who support students on a daily basis. They help students and parents find outside resources if a situation involving drugs arises. Events held throughout the year prepare parents for obstacles their children may face in school. The most recent, Parent University, included discussion of the signs and symptoms of drug use. “We are part of a robust anti-drug team throughout the area,” Puma said. “You have a number of support services in the county and the parents’ role at home. We are there to support parents and students along the way.”

Widespread problem Drug-related deaths are a growing problem in the country. Chicago had the biggest heroin overdose problem in the country based on heroin-related emergency room admissions, according to a recent report by the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy. In 2010, Chicago metropolitan hospitals recorded 24,360 admissions involving heroin – well ahead of the second-place city, New York, which recorded 12,226. The analysis found a 27 percent increase in emergency room admissions of overdose patients under 20, and a 12 percent increase in those 21 to 29. During a six-year period, overdose deaths also have more than doubled in Lake and Will counties, which prompted the Illinois State Crime Commission to declare heroin use an epidemic. State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Round Lake Beach, has introduced legislation to address the state’s heroin problem. The proposal, which passed a House committee last week, would include a legislative task force that would listen to experts about heroin use in young adults, then make recommendations to the General Assembly. “The state’s heroin problem is one that is completely overlooked,” Yingling said. “With heroin being the highest used drug amongst our youth, this is a huge epidemic that needs to be addressed. This isn’t just Chicago’s problem.”

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thinks Gildea is a good candidate for the First Offender Program. If Gildea is accepted and successfully completes the program, the charges against him could be dismissed. Combs said his office looks at the bigger picture when deciding on how to charge such cases. “We try to look at the offense, the offender’s history, the circumstances surrounding it and what benefit they are going to get from going to adult court as opposed to juvenile,” he said. “The standard in juvenile court is the best interest of the minor.” He cited a recent example where several minors were accused of breaking into a liquor store and stealing alcohol. They ended up being charged with misdemeanors. “Let’s say there’s a fight and a 17-year-old punches somebody,” he said. “Does that need to be an aggravated battery, or can it be charged as a simple battery?” Assistant Public Defender

Kim Messer Assistant public defender Kim Messer said the process for handling 17-year-old alleged offenders’ cases is too complicated and subjective. “We’ve had kids who are charged with a felony at age 17 and then pick up a misdemeanor at age 17,” Messer said. “They’re already in adult court and all of a sudden they’re being petitioned to juvenile court.” She’d rather see all of them automatically sent to juvenile court, which a proposed law would do. It’s also the recommendation of the Juvenile Justice Commission. There are some exceptions already. In the most serious cases – such as first-degree murder or aggravated criminal sexual assault where force is used – if the offender is 15, he

is charged as an adult, said Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Ladd, who works in the juvenile division. Until 2010, anyone older than 16 was subject to the adult system, which was far less rehabilitative and carries an adult criminal record, said George W. Timberlake, commission chairman and a retired judge. When the law changed, it made it so 17-year-olds could have one foot in the juvenile court and the other in felony court. “The compromise was better than leaving all 17-year-olds in the adult system, and now that the research demonstrated the system can manage the addition of 17-year-olds charged with felonies, it’s time to complete the reform,” Timberlake said. Combs said he would welcome a change in the law. “We try to use our discretion as best as we can, but it does become subjective,” he said. “It would be nice if the Legislature would change that so there’s some uniformity across the state in terms of how these cases are handled.”

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Revelers celebrate St. Patty’s The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Crowds cheered and bagpipes bellowed during New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday, and people with a fondness for anything Irish began a weekend of festivities from the Louisiana bayou to Dublin. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances. In New York, the massive parade, which predates the United States, was led by 750 members of the New York Army National Guard. The 1st Battalion of the 69th Infantry has been marching in the parade since 1851. Michael Bloomberg took in his last St. Patrick’s Day parade as mayor, waving to a boisterous crowd as snowflakes fell on Fifth Avenue. Marching just behind him was Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who presented Bloomberg with a historic Irish teapot earlier. “The Irish are found in every borough, every corner of New York,” Kenny said at a holiday breakfast. “In previous generations they came heartbroken and hungry, in search of new life, new hope; today they come in search of opportunity to work in finance, fashion, film.” Hundreds of thousands lined the parade route in New York, cheering the marching bands, dance troupes and politicians. “We’re crazy, the Irish, we’re funny and we talk to everyone,” said 23-year-old Lauren Dawson, of Paramus, N.J., who came to her first St. Patrick’s Day parade. In downtown Chicago, thousands along the Chicago River cheered as workers on a boat dumped dye into the water, turning it a bright fluorescent green for at least a few hours in an eye-catching local custom. In a sea of people in green shirts, coats, hats, sunglasses and even wigs and beards, 29-year-old Ben May managed to stand out. The Elkhart, Ind., man wore a full leprechaun costume, complete with a tall green hat he had to hold onto in the wind. “I’ve got a little Irish in me, so I’m supporting the cause,” he said.

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Ali Hassan Wali, 13, (right) talks with his brother, Muqtada, 9, (center) and his neighbor Ahmed Hussein (left) as he lies in a bed at home in November in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City in Baghdad.

Continued from page A1 and tank shells have not fully been rebuilt. Iraqi soldiers in body armor corral cars into road-clogging checkpoints, their fingers close to the trigger, ever wary of the next attack. At 1 a.m., a curfew shuts down the capital’s streets, many still lined with blast walls. It’s hard nowadays to find anybody in much of the country who hasn’t lost a friend or relative to the bloodletting that followed the U.S.-led invasion. Shams’ mother is buried among the densely packed graves in Najaf, where an ancient cemetery is at least 40 percent larger than it was before the war. Each new bombing sends more coffin-topped cars south to the hot, dusty city of the dead. The Bush administration had hoped the war that began with airstrikes before dawn on March 20, 2003 – still the previous evening back in the States – would quickly rid Iraq of purported weapons of mass destruction, go after extremists and replace a brutal dictatorship with the

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foundations of a pro-Western democracy in the heart of the Middle East. Ten years on, Iraq’s longterm stability and the strength of its democracy remain open questions. The country is unquestionably freer and more democratic than it was before the “shock and awe” airstrikes began. But instead of a solidly pro-U.S. regime, the Iraqis have a government that is arguably closer to Tehran than to Washington and that

struggles to exert full control over the country itself. Bloody attacks launched by terrorists who thrived in the post-invasion chaos are still frequent – albeit less so than a few years back – and sectarian and ethnic rivalries are again tearing at the fabric of national unity. The topheavy government is largely paralyzed by graft, chronic political crisis and what critics fear is a new dictatorship in the making. The civil war in neighboring Syria

risks sowing further discord in Iraq. By the time the U.S. military pulled out of Iraq in December 2011, nearly 4,500 Americans and more than 100,000 Iraqis had lost their lives. No active WMDs were ever found. The war cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars and diverted resources from Afghanistan, where the Taliban and al-Qaida rebounded after their pummeling in the 2001 invasion.

In Iraq, the Americans and their allies left behind a broken, deeply traumatized country – a land no longer at war but without peace. It’s easy to forget about the war’s hardships inside the Haji Zebala juice shop on the capital’s historic Rasheed Street, where they’re still serving up fresh-pressed grape juice like they have for generations – though fear of bombings means customers are no longer willing to wait in line for 15 minutes as they did before the invasion. Black-and-white pictures of old Baghdad cover the walls, transporting visitors to a time before Iraq became a byword for death and destruction. Diaa al-Mandalawi, who works at the juice shop, remembers being surprised at just how quickly American helicopters came to be hovering over his city. “We thought things would get better because the Americans promised us a lot,” he said. But the years of bloodshed that followed the heady days after Baghdad fell have taken its toll, he continued, and it is taking too long for his country to get back on its feet.

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MCC Board: Wilbeck, Smith, Walsh When most McHenry County voters go to the polls, they’ll have a choice of at least seven candidates for three six-year terms on the McHenry County College Board of Trustees. Having more than twice the number of candidates than available seats gives voters plenty of good choices. Perhaps it also signals that some are unhappy with the direction the board is going and change is being demanded. Regardless, voters must get informed about the candidates so they can make informed choices when they cast their ballots. MCC is a vital community asset that must continue to address the county’s education and workforce needs. Like all higher education institutions, MCC has faced challenges recently. Declining state funding, rising tuition costs, and a proposed $42 million expansion plan are just a few things that have kept MCC in the news recently. With these challenges come opportunities, and the chance to emerge stronger than before. That’s why we are endorsing three newcomers for the open MCC seats: Mike Smith, Molly Walsh and Thomas Wilbeck. All three advocate for greater transparency, building stronger relationships between the college and local businesses, and getting taxpayer approval to pay for any potential expansions. We agree that all of these are essential. Each of these candidates also would bring unique perspectives to the board. As president of Plexus Financial Services, Smith’s fiduciary experience would help the board manage its finances. Having spent four years on the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation Board, he has insights into the college’s needs when it comes to finances, financial aid and raising money privately. Walsh would bring with her the viewpoint of a college employee, having spent more than two decades working at MCC. She advocates for revisiting master plans every few years, so they can be adapted to the changing times, and wants to expand MCC’s efforts with area manufacturing employers. Wilbeck also would bring financial experience to the board, having spent much of his career in the financial services sector. He would look to utilize existing space on campus better, and promote transparency and enhancing the college’s relationship with the community. Also running for the seats are incumbents Carol Larson and Barbara Walters, and challengers William Scott Alford and Arne Waltmire. Chris Jenner and Erik Sivertsen also filed papers to run for the MCC board, but might be removed from the ballot because they each filed to run for another office. The County Clerk’s Office said that election law requires that ballots not be printed with their names on them because they filed for two offices concurrently.


North Korea sanctions Let’s not hold our breath over the latest United Nations sanctions against North Korea for pursuing nuclear weapons capability. We will turn blue and pass out long before the megalomaniacs running the rogue nation give up their nuclear ambitions. Many believe the latest round of sanctions only will aid Kim Jong Un’s propaganda machine by shoring up nationalist fervor. The latest sanctions will affect only the North Korean elite class. The majority of North Koreans already live in abject poverty and have been hit hardest by previous sanctions. The newest Security Council punishment cracks down on the sale of luxury items. The ruling class that will be hit by these latest sanctions lacks the numbers – most likely the guts – to mount much of a protest. So Kim Jong Un, like his late father, Kim Jong Il, will bluster about the U.N. being controlled by the U.S. which, North Koreans believe, bullies the smaller nation. And North Korea will continue its slow, steady efforts to arm itself with nukes. Texarkana (Ark.) Gazette

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To the Editor: Re: Gun problem. Paul Harvey had it right in the 1970s. They should send all the gang members to Army basic training. They would then learn to hit what they shoot at. Walter Steffens Johnson

One of the best To the Editor: A recent letter writer said that President Barack Obama authorized the sequester. Yes, but with a heap of Republicans voting for it. He naively thought the GOP would work together with him to fix it. What a joke. Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton worked on a budget together and left a surplus that President George W. Bush spent down in his first year in office. He then went on to initiate an immoral war in Iraq that cost some $3 trillion and the lives of more than 100,000 soldiers and civilians. Obama, undoubtedly one of the best presidents we have had, has spent $1 trillion trying to boost the country after the Bush debacle. No GOP president left a surplus. Recently, Gov. Chris Christie said that neither he nor Jeb Bush has any idea what is going on in Washington. No wonder, there is no job description. The presidency is learned on the job. And Obama, who graduated at the top of his law class and taught constitutional law, was more than qualified. And now the GOP wants to cripple this president even more than it has with blocking nominees, fighting gun control, hitting entitlements instead of corporate fat cats and the rich, blocking minimum wage, and foolishly trying again to kill ObamaCare. The GOP must not have family needing health care like the rest of us. Congress needs to hear from you.

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Community service To the Editor: It is gratifying to hear Molly Walsh, who is experienced in all aspects of community service in McHenry County, is running for McHenry County College Board. Many of us know her service in protecting the environment and preserving our history (Historical Society). Professionally (master’s degree), Molly was community coordinator at the college for 22 years. Molly worked with you and me to set up thousands of public meetings that have educated us on various issues. She has been the college link to the taxpayers who use the facility and services. The first mandate of a board member of any association is fiscal responsibility to the taxpayer. Molly remembers the lack of accountability five years ago, which almost caused a taxpayers’ nightmare. The taxpayer, or the voter, wants the best education for our college students. This is possible without new construction. Vote Molly Walsh. Rosemary Kurtz Crystal Lake

Township service To the Editor: This letter is in support of John Adamson, Marengo Township highway commissioner. Running for re-election on April 9, Mr. Adamson has served our township for 30 years, (12 years as our highway commissioner). Responsible for 72 lane miles, he has faithfully kept our roadways safe and in good repair in a frugal and responsible manner. No pun intended, he has always been johnny-on-the-spot, whenev-


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er storms down trees on our roads, or when ice and snow threaten our safety. In addition, Mr. Adamson is the man responsible for instituting the waste oil, paint and electronics recycling program here in our township, and unlike so many people in government, he makes himself available to his constituents. He has my family’s support and has earned the respect and trust of everyone in Marengo Township. Let us support him with our votes on April 9. Walter Krause Marengo

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Where’s the outrage? To the Editor: It’s been brought to my attention that “Saturday Night Live” had a skit disgracing Jesus Christ by depicting Him as a resurrected, murderous militant out to pay revenge on His accusers and enemies who crucified Him. If this would have been about Muhammad, “SNL” would no longer exist. Where’s the outrage from the media and the public? This, to me, seems to be a hate crime. It’s time that the playing field is level in all areas of religion and life when it comes to hatred, especially toward Christians.

To the Editor: I was at my local bar recently and there were Girl Scouts who came into the bar selling cookies. Since when did the Girl Scouts allow minors to come into a bar and sell cookies? When I was a Girl Scout, we had to wear our uniform to go door to door. I realize that times have changed and now they stand in front of Walmart pushing their wares, but a bar? Come on. The girls looked like they were 12, and no uniforms, just a box of cookies. Let’s face it, they don’t go door-to-door for their safety. And a bar is just not safe at any age or any time. No parent was with them, just the two girls.

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Dangerous tuna To the Editor: The cover story regarding disaster preparedness in the March 8 Northwest Herald clearly was flawed. It mentioned such possible disasters as earthquakes, tsunamis and meteors but failed to grasp the real danger. That danger was right in the center of the story’s photo illustration – tuna cans that could be linked to a recall! Oh the humanity! I thought the irony of the recall happening on the same day as publication was humorous. Now back to watching the skies.

“We have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day potluck with friends and family.” Stacey McInerney, Crystal Lake

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“By the time St. Patrick’s Day is here, we will have ... celebrated twice. The house has been decorated with green for two weeks already.”

“I am heading out of town for a bridal shower in Michigan. I’ll probably be on my way back while everyone else is partying.”

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EPSTEIN GOSSIP TALKS AT OPERA WOODSTOCK – Gossip is eternal and necessary, and one of the most powerful forces in modern life, observes Joseph Epstein, author of “Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit.” The critically acclaimed essayist will present his argument at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Woodstock Opera House. Tickets are $24 and may be bought through the box office at 815-338-5300. The program is part of the Creative Living Series sponsored by the Woodstock Fine Arts Association. Attendees are invited for coffee and conversation beginning at 9 a.m. at the Stage Left Café next door to the Opera House.

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Grand jury: Deed legitimate Property dispute between Johnsburg, village president hopeful continues By EMILY K. COLEMAN JOHNSBURG – The deed at the heart of a property dispute between the village of Johnsburg and a village president candidate is not fraudulent, according to testimony submitted to a McHenry County grand jury. The dispute, which has involved both civil and criminal courts and has cost taxpayers an estimated $40,000, is over an undeveloped 60foot stretch of Maple Avenue in the Buena Park subdivision that leads to

“[There is] no reference to a successor. She admits she didn’t receive the property by gifts. She didn’t pay for it. And ... all along she has said, ‘I have a perfect title. I can show you the chain of title.’ Wonderful. Demonstrate it. We all know that that’s not the case.” Michael Smoron, village attorney the Fox River. Village president candidate Maggie Haney and her husband, Frank, live on the neighboring plot. Since at least 1996, they have sought to ac-

quire the road, according to court documents. After attempts to find the heirs to the property failed, their attorney advised them to issue a quitclaim


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RIGHT TO CARRY TRAINING SEMINAR WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Right to Carry Association will host expert trainer Matthew McNamara on March 28 for a session about must-have skills to prevail in a violent encounter. The talk, “Mental Preparation for Unarmed and Armed Confrontation,” will be at 7 p.m. at the Woodstock VFW, 240 N. Throop St. The cost is $10. The presentation will focus on the most important element of protecting oneself in dangerous and traumatic situations – one’s mind and mindset before violence. Thought processes, physiological and psychological responses to violence, situational awareness and preparing to win in advance of violent confrontations will be discussed and explained along with effective techniques and tactics. All training hosted by the McHenry County Right to Carry Association is for law-abiding citizens with the intention of self-protection. For information, email or president@

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8LOCAL DEATHS Patricia Anne Floeter 80, Crystal Lake Marvin E. Rooney 77, Crystal Lake Henry A. Russell Jr. 88, Marengo OBITUARIES on page B7

See DEED, page B8

Algonquin planning balanced budget

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CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Antique Mall will host a presentation by Alison Hubbard on the history of America’s most beloved doll, Raggedy Ann, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Raggedy’s creator, Johnny Gruelle, was a native of Arcola, 20 miles south of Champaign. Gruelle wrote the series of adventures of the residents of his daughter’s playroom. The presentation will describe “The Raggedy Way” of kindness and love for the Gruelle dolls, their creator and their impact on American folklore. The program will last about an hour, with time for questions, and coffee will be served. Crystal Lake Antique Mall is at 2 N. Williams St.; there is parking off Crystal Lake Avenue.

deed transferring the property from Maggie Haney to Frank and Maggie Haney, which they did in 2006, according to the documents. “It’s as if I quitclaim myself the Sears Tower,” Village Attorney Michael Smoron said to McHenry County Judge Michael Caldwell in June. “[There is] no reference to a successor. She admits she didn’t receive the property by gifts. She didn’t pay for it. And ... all along she has said, ‘I have a perfect title. I can show you

Village officials expect increase in state-sales, income-tax receipts By JOSEPH BUSTOS

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Danny Guelzo (left), 21, and his mother, Lisa, brush Maggie on Friday during an animal-assisted activities therapeutic class at Main Stay in Richmond. The class is a Pathways program offered through McHenry County College and the Special Education District of McHenry County.

Main Stay adds to its herd New animals allow Richmond operation to incorporate therapy class By EMILY K. COLEMAN RICHMOND – Kali is a miniature horse with dwarfism named after the Hindu goddess of destruction. Friday morning, she was living up to her name. The animal-assisted activities therapy class was wrapping up its eighth and final session at Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program in Richmond with an activity where a group of four students and Kali had to make their way across the arena using islands made of hula hoops and pool noodles. Pawing the ground the way horses do when they’re itching to roll, Kali didn’t stay on her island, nudging the noodles with her nose to make them roll. The activity teaches the students – who come to Main Stay through a partnership with McHenry County College and the Special Education District of McHenry County’s Pathways program – teamwork among other practical life skills, Main Stay Executive Director Loriann Dowell said. The animal-assisted thera-

John Majewski, 18, receives a hoop from his classmate, Sara Martin, 18, (back center) and places it in front of him to control Kali, a miniature horse with dwarfism, with assistance from instructor Roxie Crandall (right) during a demonstration of the students’ learned skills Friday at Main Stay in Richmond. py classes are a new addition to Main Stay’s operations along with the miniature horses, miniature mules, goats, sheep, bunnies and a guinea pig from the Light Center. Main Stay acquired the other agency in May and moved the animals to temporary structures on its 40 acres in Richmond in No-

vember. The classes, which started Jan. 1, are the first ones to use the animals. Main Stay hopes to build new stables and a riding arena to move the smaller animals into the stables, Dowell said. The sheds then

See THERAPY, page B8

ALGONQUIN – Village officials expect expenses and revenue to increase by 3 percent under a spending plan for fiscal 2013-14, which begins May 1. The village plans for a balanced $19 million budget in its operating funds. It includes the same level of service, no new taxes, no new personnel and a decreased property-tax levy. The village expects a 3 percent increase in salestax receipts for Next meeting the fiscal year, and a 3 percent The Village Board increase in inwill have a public come-tax transhearing on its budget fers from the at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday state. “Coming out at the Ganek Municof the recession, ipal Center at 2200 staff ... made Harnish Drive. some difficult choices right away, and we were able to come out strong,” Mike Kumbera, assistant to the village manager, said. “We utilized technology to become more efficient, [and] work with our neighboring communities, overlapping jurisdictions and intergovernmental agreements.” An increase in income-tax receipts is a sign of an improving economy, Kumbera said. The budget does include 12 payments from the state for income-tax payments. However, the state is three months behind. “We’ll make any changes necessary depending on what’s dealt to us,” Kumbera said. Expenses, however, are expected to increase an average of 3 percent. The general fund budget has room for salary increases of 2.5 percent for employees who are not covered by a collective bargaining contract. “In April, the Village Board will

See BUDGET, page B5

11-year-old Barrington boy hit by train expected to survive By STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO BARRINGTON – The 11-year-old Barrington boy who was struck by a Metra train Friday evening is expected to survive despite losing a foot and facing a long recovery, a Barrington District 220 spokesman said Saturday. The boy was out of critical condition Saturday at Lutheran General Hospital after he tried to cross the Metra train tracks near Hough Street and Lake Cook Road shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, said Jeff Arnett, chief communications officer for District 220. Police told district officials that the boy had his view obstructed by another train that he let pass before trying to cross the tracks.


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“He is a remarkably fortunate young man given the extent of the injuries that occur from train accidents like this. The doctors have told him he is very lucky to be alive.”


Jeff Arnett District 220’s chief communications officer He was then struck by a second Metra train headed to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago on the opposite track, Arnett said.

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Newsman gives Lakemoor sets spending priorities inside look at New Village Hall, road work top the list of capital improvement plan his radio career LAKEMOOR: FINANCES


McHenry County residents know Stew Cohen as news director at STAR 105.5 FM, (1039 The Fox). Now you can learn more about Cohen as author of “The WYEN Experience.” For three years, Cohen researched former announcers who sat where he did on his first day on-air Aug. 16, 1976. He recounts how a mannequin leg hung from the ceiling of the studio, strategically placed near the on-air board visible to the news anchor. “I remember this visual because I was so nervous on my first newscast at WYEN,” said Cohen, who was a newscaster at WYEN for three years. “Having a leg hanging nearby made concentrating all that much harder.” The book includes stories of celebrities and newsmakers, including Cohen’s interview with Shirley Temple Black in a Chicago hotel penthouse. Cohen’s words of anguish describe sitting in front of a microphone for the first time and “getting grilled” for failing attempts at professionalism. He writes about WBBM’s Bob Roberts, WGN Radio’s Garry Meier and WLS FM’s Greg Brown, who once broadcast at WYEN in Des Plaines. Cohen’s attributes his drive to tell stories to his fourth-grade teacher, Cathy Wallace, who left an impression by reading to his class. “A simple thing of reading to our group gathered around her rocking chair meant so much. I thought about her contribution and evaluated how I could give back. People of all ages love a good story whether they read it on their own or are told the story.” Cohen spent weekends writing his book from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. and experienced

ON THE SQUARE Don Peasley many exhausting evenings falling asleep at his keyboard, waking up and typing, falling asleep, and repeating the entire process. “This was self-torture, but I couldn’t give up,” he said. “I typed in my spare time after putting in an 8- to 10-hour day at STAR 105.5.” He grew up in Morton Grove, and graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a degree in radio-television. He came to Woodstock in 1979 and lives in Crystal Lake with his wife, Rita, and their two children. Cohen is a multiaward-winning broadcast journalist with radio stations WZSR-FM and WWYW-FM in the Chicago area. His community service includes emcee for Miss McHenry County Pageant and Alzheimer’s Walk; Woodstock Children’s Summer Theatre volunteer; McHenry County Spelling Bee as a pronouncer; Love to Read Week reader; Crystal Lake Central High School speech coach; organizer of Scout Day at STAR 105.5 FM; and yearly job shadowing sessions. For 21 years, Cohen co-hosted the Adult and Child Therapy Center Cablethon and served on boards for Crime Stoppers and Ambutal. For more information, visit www.thewyenexperience. com.

• 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.


Chili cook-off for fire museum, firefighters NORTHWEST HERALD UNION – The Northern Illinois Fire Museum and the Marengo Firefighters Association will host a chili cook-off, a fundraiser for both organizations, March 24. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Donley’s Wild West Banquet Hall, 8512 S. Union Road in Union. Admission is $5 per person; children younger than 6 are admitted free. Chili samples are included in the admission price. Bowls of chili may be bought for $2 per bowl and serving. The competition is open to anyone. Fire departments from all over Illinois, north of Interstate 80 and southern Wisconsin are being invited to compete. At 1 p.m., Keith Van Horne from the 1985 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears will appear for photos and autographs. From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., The Sinful Saints Dixieland Band will entertain the crowd. Antique fire equipment will be on display. Raffles, prizes and surprises will occur during the day. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place. The first-place winner also receives the traveling trophy and gets “bragging rights” until the next NIFM chili cook-off.

If you go What: Northern Illinois Fire Museum and the Marengo Firefighters Association host a chili cook-off fundraiser. When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24 Where: Donley’s Wild West Banquet Hall, 8512 S. Union Road in Union Cost: Admission is $5 per person; children younger than 6 are admitted free. Chili samples are included in the admission price. Bowls of chili may be bought for $2 per bowl and serving. NIFM is dedicated to the preservation and education of the fire service. The funds raised for the museum are being used to secure a permanent home that will open to the public year-round and educate children and adults on the importance of fire safety. The museum currently is in a leased building on Route 23, four miles south of downtown Marengo. Tours are by appointment. Call 815-568-8950 and leave a message. The Marengo Fire Association uses the proceeds for equipment, dress uniforms and community programs, including scholarships for local students. Contact nifm2012@hotmail. com or 847-561-3237. The website is

LAKEMOOR – Starting construction on a new Village Hall, putting in new bathrooms at Morrison Park and repairing roads are on Lakemoor’s capital improvement plan for this coming fiscal year. The Village Board unanimously approved the threeyear plan at its meeting Thursday. It’s not meant to be a hard-and-fast document, said Trustee Phil Lonigro, who chairs the Finance Committee. Instead, it’s supposed to make the budgeting process more efficient and responsible. “What happens is every year when we put the budget

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The plan proposes spending $440,000 on road resurfacing and an additional $200,000 next year.

together, we try to think of what type of capital expenditures could we have,” he said. “It seems like it’s always, ‘There’s nothing this year.’ Then six months go by and then suddenly there is a capital expenditure and we need to rework the budget.” The capital improvement plan is designed to keep that from happening, Lonigro said, adding that he “seriously doubt[s]” that everything in the plan will get done when it says. But most things listed for

this year are likely to happen, he said. That includes demolition of the old Village Hhall, planning stages of the new one and replacing the bathrooms at Morrison Park. It also suggests putting vehicle replacements on a schedule and updating technology. “I’m excited about the process of beginning the new Village Hall planning,” Lonigro said. “That’s going to be very big and very important. It’s something that the town has been wanting for a long time.” That’s the first item on Village President Todd Weihofen’s list, too. The capital improvement plan estimates construction will cost the village more than $3 million over three years and land acquisition could

cost an additional $650,000. Weihofen also points to road improvements as a high priority. Each year village engineers determine which roads will be fixed based on condition; this year’s roads have yet to be determined. The plan proposes spending $440,000 on road resurfacing and an additional $200,000 next year. The village demolished the old Morrison Park bathrooms last year because they were in disrepair, Weihofen said. Portable bathrooms were installed in the interim. “That’s our central park,” he said, explaining why the improvement is important. “People utilize it. The beach is right there, fishermen use it, the Easter Egg Hunt is held there.”


Holiday Hills water rates more than triple By JIM DALLKE HOLIDAY HILLS – Residents in Holiday Hills will see their water rates more than triple this month as the local utility company raises its rates for the first time in 11 years. Holiday Hills Utilities Inc. raised the water rates this month from $2.53 per 1,000 gallons to $11.26 per 1,000 gallons, a 345 percent increase. The monthly fixed charge also increased from $6.85 to $16.20 on a three-quarter-inch meter. The water bill of someone with a three-quarter-inch meter who uses 4,000 gallons of water a month will increase by more than $44, for example. “We understand a rate increase. We get it. But not [this

By the numbers Holiday Hills Utilities Inc. raised the water rates this month from $2.53 per 1,000 gallons to $11.26 per 1,000 gallons, a 345 percent increase.

much],” Holiday Hills President Mickey Brown said. “There’s a lot of people who won’t be able to pay their water bills.” Holiday Hills resident Lynn Zisser would consider herself one of those people. Zisser said she is on a “very fixed income” and will likely have to stop filling one or two of her 11 medications just to pay her water bill. “I’m already budgeted to the penny,” Zisser said. “I don’t need this right now.”

Holiday Hills Utilities Inc. has a phase-in plan for customers unable to pay the increase immediately, which includes lower monthly payments from 2013 to 2015 with a 3.41 percent interest charge on the deferred amounts. Someone who opts for the phase-in plan, but moves outside of the Holiday Hills service area in December 2015, for example, will owe $526.37 in addition to his then current bill to make up for the charges that were deferred. The village was notified a year ago that the rates would likely increase. An informal hearing was held with members of the Illinois Commerce Commission in September, and a 257 percent rate increase was recommended by the ICC. Residents were told that

the rate would increase in part because the village hasn’t had an increase in more than a decade. Multiple calls to Holiday Hills Utility Inc. were not returned. Residents received a letter from Holiday Hills Utility Inc. earlier this month detailing the changes. “This is outrageous,” Holiday Hills resident Debbie Pristop wrote in an email to the Northwest Herald. “We have no other options as we are not allowed to dig our own wells. We all feel trapped.” The village has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for all ICC documents related to the case and will review those documents before deciding whether to file an appeal, Village Attorney James Bateman said.

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Farm Bureau workshop to deal with land conservation NORTHWEST HERALD WOODSTOCK – In partnership with the McHenry County Farm Bureau, The Land Conservancy will host a workshop March 26 for McHenry County landowners interested in learning more about how preservation of their land with a conservation easement can help them realize personal, estate planning and income tax deduction goals. Legal, tax, property valuation and conservation easement experts will be on hand, as will local individuals who have worked with TLC to preserve their lands with conser-

vation easements. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon March 26 at the Farm Bureau, 1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock. Illinois conservation land trusts have helped preserve more than 200,000 acres of open land in Illinois over the past 50 years. There are 40 conservation land trusts in Illinois. Conservation land trusts are local, nonprofit organizations that provide private property owners with a variety of legal tools to protect their property from inappropriate future development. The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, the local

conservation land trust, has preserved nearly 2,000 acres in McHenry County, the vast majority of which are preserved by permanent conservation easements. These lands are still owned by individuals and families who pay property taxes (at a reduced rate), still live on and use the lands as they have and can pass the property on to heirs or sell it in the future. However, they rest assured that the land will never be developed. The program is free and includes lunch. Registration is required. For information or register, call 815-337-9502 or email

itage Woods of Huntley, 12450 Regency Parkway, Huntley. • 8 a.m. to noon Saturday – First United Methodist Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Linda, 815-893-6065 or sign up online at • 8 a.m. to noon Saturday – McHenry VFW Post 4600, 3006 W. Route 120, McHenry. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: 815-385-4600 or sign up online at • 8 a.m. to noon March 24 – St. Mary's Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 776. Appointments and information: Dave Grote, 815-861-2014 or sign up online at • 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 25 – Zion Lutheran Church, 4206

W. Elm St., McHenry. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Herb, 815-385-8407 or sign up online at • 12:30 to 3 p.m. March 28 – Jersey Mike's, 285 N. Randall Road, Lake in the Hills. All donors will receive a Jersey Mike's buy one/get one free coupon. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Roxie, 815-4770086 or sign up online at www. • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 28 – Little Caesars Pizza, 5006C Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. All donors will receive a coupon for free pizza and crazy bread. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Tanner, 815-245-1778 or sign up online at • 8 a.m. to noon March 30 – Kohl's Department Store, 2450 N. Richmond Road, McHenry.

8BLOOD DRIVES Following is a list of places to give blood. Donors should be 17 or older or 16 with a parent’s consent, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. • 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday – Calvary Assembly of God, 5906 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Roxie, 815-4770086 or sign up online at www. • 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday – Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock. Walk-ins welcome. Sign up online at • 2 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday – Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 Pathway Court, Crystal Lake. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Beth, 815-4777332 or sign up online at www. • 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Her-

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• BUDGET Continued from page B1 be considering whether there will be any increases to the merit compensation plan,” retiring Village Manager Bill Ganek wrote in a memo to trustees. In the budget plan, the village wants to increase recreational programs at Historic Village Hall. If there is low enrollment, then the classes would be canceled, Kumbera said. “We found this is consistent with the downtown planning study, which was recently approved, to increase the amount of activity in the downtown area,” Kumbera said. “Drop kids off, shop downtown, go out to a restaurant. We’re trying to offer a little more alternatives for families.” In the police department, the village plans to eliminate a vacant community service officer position; the person who held that position is filling a patrol officer position created in the current fiscal year. The village plans to replace two squad cars at an estimated cost of $44,000 and lease equipment for a new car video recording system. The police department can buy the video equipment after the five-year lease. Village staffers plan to spend $108,500 on park upgrades this year, including $77,000 to replace the Riverfront Park arbor and $30,000 for a partial path replacement at James B. Wood Park. The parks and forestry department plans to spend $36,700 on tree planting, including $29,000 for tree replacements to combat emerald ash borers. The village also hopes to receive a $20,000 grant to replace additional

The parks and forestry department plans to spend $36,700 on tree planting, including $29,000 for tree replacements to combat emerald ash borers. The village also hopes to receive a $20,000 grant to replace additional trees.

trees. The village expects vehicle maintenance for the community development department and public works department to increase. “As the vehicle fleet ages, the maintenance costs ... do tend to increase as well,” Kumbera said. The village is trying to decrease its vehicle count and proposes to buy two hooklift trucks that have more flexibility in what they can be used for – such as a dump truck or a flatbed – and phase out four other trucks. “It gives us an asset that can be used year round,” Kumbera said. “That is one way we’re trying to increase utilization and lower the maintenance costs, by having less vehicles in our fleet.” As part of the $39 million overall budget, village officials plan $12 million of infrastructure work in the next fiscal year. It plans $2.5 million in water and sewer improvements, including water main replacement in the Indian Grove subdivision, and water and sewer installation for the Western Bypass. “Staff feels this proposed budget attempts to implement many of the goals established by the Village Board,” Ganek wrote. “The projected revenues and expenditures are conservative, yet realistic, and the implementation of the budget is results-based for effective and efficient services for our residents.”

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TOP LEFT: Vito Deiure of Lake in the Hills has his head shaved by volunteer Jenny Neuman of Barrington while attending the fifth annual Shamrock Shave on Saturday at St. Margaret Mary’s School in Algonquin. More than 50 men, women and children shaved their heads to raise money for community families in need and for cancer research. TOP RIGHT: Decked out in green sunglasses Bridget Nejmeh, 9, of Algonquin listens to bagpipers while attending the fifth annual Shamrock Shave on Saturday at St. Margaret Mary’s School in Algonquin.

Marissa Cohen, 10, of Itasca plays with bubbles while listening to bagpipers while attending the fifth annual Shamrock Shave on Saturday at St. Margaret Mary’s School in Algonquin. The event also featured a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage, music, Irish dance, door prizes and raffles.

Boy was stable, able to converse with doctors • ACCIDENT Continued from page B1 “He is a remarkably fortunate young man given the extent of the injuries that occur from train accidents like this,” Arnett said. “The doctors have told him he is very lucky to be alive.” The boy is a fifth-grader at the district’s Hough Street Elementary School. Officials have been in contact with the boy’s family and the Barrington police since the accident. The boy was stable Saturday evening and carrying on conversations with doctors and family members, Arnett said. The collision left the boy without a foot and possibly some toes on the other foot, Arnett said. Doctors were planning to tell the boy about losing his foot Monday, fearing that an earlier annoucement could have shocked the recovering fifth-grader and caused him to slip into critical condition again, Arnett said.

The train accident happened after the boy was either coming to or leaving the Celtic Fest in downtown Barrington. Arnett was unsure whether the Barrington child was alone at the time, but definitely said he was not with his family. Nearby bystanders and police immediately rushed to the tracks to help the boy until paramedics arrived. Barrington police and firefighters responded to the scene at 6:09 p.m. Barrington police are investigating the accident, but officials Saturday were not releasing more details about the incident. Metra trains were stopped in both directions, causing delays of more than an hour on the Northwest Line between Chicago and Harvard. Hough Principal Stephen McWilliams will be in contact with the boy’s family throughout the weekend, Arnett said. Anybody interested in helping the family can message officials through the Hough Street School Facebook page, he said.

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Mental Health Board to host Military Sexual Trauma Workshop If you go

NORTHWEST HERALD CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Mental Health Board will host a Military Sexual Trauma Workshop for mental health professionals from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 at 620 Dakota St. The workshop offers an overview of military and veterans culture, the role of women in the military and an introduction to military sexual trauma. It includes a screening of the movie “The Invisible War,” an Academy Award-nominated documentary on military sexual trauma. Presenters from the Illinois National Guard Psychological Health Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Illinois National Guard sexual assault response coordinator and community organizations serving veterans will fo-

What: Military Sexual Trauma Workshop for mental health professionals When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 Where: 620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake Cost: The $25 cost of the workshop covers lunch and six CEUs for LSW, LCSW, LPC, LPCC and IAODAPCA counselors, or six CPDUs for teachers. cus on the needs associated with military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress, risky behaviors and how community organizations can help or collaborate with military organizations. The workshop also offers information regarding new military sexual trauma reporting options that encourage victims to seek medical, counseling and advocacy services.

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Huntley • Zachary S. Powers, 21, 5850 Colleen Ave., Rockford, was charged Monday, Feb. 18, with marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession. In the same incident, a 15-year-old Rockford boy was charged with drug paraphernalia possession. • A 17-year-old Lake in the Hills

The $25 cost of the workshop covers lunch and six CEUs for LSW, LCSW, LPC, LPCC and IAODAPCA counselors, or six CPDUs for teachers. The Mental Health Board is partnering with TLS-Veterans in McHenry as part of the Lake-McHenry County initiative to transform the way services that address the emotional well-being of military personnel, veterans and their families are delivered. This initiative is funded by the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration. Space is limited, so register online at MSTapr5. For information, call Laura Gallagher Watkins, Health & Disability Advocates, at 312-265-9074, or Wendy Neuman, program monitor and training assistant at the Mental Health Board, at 815-4552828.

boy was charged Monday, Feb. 18, with marijuana possession. • A 16-year-old Lake in the Hills boy was charged Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Huntley High School with underage tobacco possession. • Anna Wilson, 47, 7201 Owl Way, Cary, was charged Wednesday, Feb. 20, with forgery.

• Gabriel Rivera, 30, 3400 N. Tripp Ave., Unit 2, Chicago, was charged Friday, Feb. 22, with criminal damage to property. • Keith E. Lewis, 42, 1216 Johnston Ave., Rockford, was charged Sunday, Feb. 24, with marijuana possession, driving without a valid license, driving without insurance and failure to signal.


Miss Crystal Lake Pageant finale is set for Friday NORTHWEST HERALD CRYSTAL LAKE – Five Crystal Lake girls have been busy preparing since mid-January for the 2013 Miss Crystal Lake Pageant. The pageant finale will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Hannah Beardsley Middle School. The public is invited to attend the pageant. Tickets to the pageant may be bought at the door for $5 per person. The focus of the pageant is not beauty, but a well-rounded individual interested in representing her community. In addition to being crowned Miss Crystal Lake, the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Miss Crystal Lake Pageant and the Little Miss Crystal Lake Pageant are presented by the Crystal Lake Park District and the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. The process leading up to the pageant was designed to provide the contestants with valuable communication and speaking skills and knowl-

edge about local businesses. On the evening of the pageant, the contestants will participate in evening gown and business attire presentations. In addition, contestants will be interviewed by the pageant judges and give a presentation on their business sponsor. To include the public in one facet of the pageant, online voting for Miss Photogenic and Little Miss Photogenic is now under way. Vote for Little Miss Photogenic Crystal Lake at https:// LittleMissCrystalLakePhotogenic2013. Vote for Miss Photogenic Crystal Lake at https://www. As an added highlight to the Miss Crystal Lake Pageant, Little Miss Crystal Lake also be crowned. Nine Little Miss Crystal Lake contestants will recite a short nursery rhyme or poem, sing a group song and answer a question provided by the emcee.

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WILLIAM R. ‘BILL’ BEAR SR. Born: March 12, 1931; in Chicago Died: March 14, 2013; in Carpentersville CARPENTERSVILLE – William R. “Bill” Bear Sr., 82, of Carpentersville, passed away Thursday evening, March 14, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. Bill was born March 12, 1931, in Chicago, the son of the late Albert and Helen (nee Duval) Bear. On May 10, 1952, he married Virginia M. Marinier. Bill was a 55-year resident of Carpentersville and a member of the St. Monica Catholic Church. For more than 30 years, Bill was owner and operator of Bear Maintenance in Carpentersville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Virginia M.; and their children, Michelle, William R. Jr. (Mary Pat) and Suzanne (Janet Porter) Bear. Bill is also survived by his grandchildren, Alexander, Jessica, Kyla, Alan and Megan; as well as many nieces, nephews and countless good and faithful friends. The visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the funeral services at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee. Burial will be private. To leave an online condolence, visit For information, call 847-426-3436. Sign the guest book at www.

PATRICIA ANNE (FITZMORRIS) FLOETER Born: Dec. 27, 1932; in Peoria Died: March 15, 2013; in Crystal Lake CRYSTAL LAKE – Patricia F. Floeter of Crystal Lake died March 15, 2013, at home. Pat was born Dec. 27, 1932, to Daniel Michael and Patricia Edith (Lilly) Fitzmorris in Peoria. She was raised in Skokie. She married her first and only love, Conrad F. Floeter, on Nov. 27, 1954, at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in Skokie. They lived the first year of marriage

in Las Cruces, N.M., where he was stationed by the U.S. Army at White Sands Proving Ground in the guided missile lab. She graduated from St. Peter’s Catholic grade school in Skokie, Mallinckrodt High School in Wilmette and obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mundelein College (now Loyola University) in 1954. She met Conrad at college. In 1973, she completed a master’s degree at Northern Illinois University. She was a wife, mother and grandmother first and a chemist and politician second. She was the first chemist hired by the county for the health department water lab in response to the Clean Water Act in 1971, and initiated the summer testing program of bathing beaches. When her husband decided to run for the judiciary, she left the county and was hired by Commonwealth Edison. She retired as an engineer from Commonwealth Edison, Byron Nuclear Power Station. In retirement, she founded Hazardous Material Management Systems, a consulting and training company for federal and state environmental and safety regulations. She also served on the Algonquin Township Board as a trustee and was subsequently elected supervisor. She was a longtime member of the American Chemical Society and served a term as a national delegate for the Chicago section. She was also a former member of the Rockford chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She was a member of AAUW, the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers and a Paul Harris fellow, the McHenry County Republican Party and a founding member of McHenry County Environmental Defenders. She served as chairman of the McHenry County Local Emergency Planning Committee and also served on the Finance Committee of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. She was married for 47 years to her college sweetheart, Conrad F. Floeter, who died Nov. 13, 2001. She is survived by her six children, Conrad (Donna Lee), Mary Kay (Ted Usdin), Daniel (Nancy), John (Judy), Thomas (Rebekah) and William (Deanna); her grandchildren, Anna Rose and Mary Grace Floeter, Ben (Natalie), Luke (Katherine), Ian and Mara Floeter, Katherine (Kyle) Bush, Lily and Simon Floeter, Ryan and Justin Floeter, and Hannah and Christopher Floeter; her great-grandsons, Oscar and Charlie;

her sister-in-law, Frances Floeter; numerous nieces and nephews; and many cousins, especially Ashleigh Staley of Crystal Lake. She is also survived by Bosnian refugees Denis and Sasha (Heidi) Traup; Rotary Exchange student Paola Zamarron of San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and many dear friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant grandson, Madison; her sister, Sheila Cardinell; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Floeter. The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Burial will follow in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. A light lunch will be served in the church hall following the burial. Online condolences may be made at For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Sign the guest book at www.

DONNA JEAN FRANK Born: Nov. 9, 1931; in Randolph, Wis. Died: March 15, 2013; in Harvard CAPRON – Donna Jean Frank, 81, of Capron, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Mercy Harvard Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1931, in Randolph, Wis., to Gerald and Ruth (Ward) Stone. On Feb. 14, 1953, she married Charles Frank in Randolph. Donna enjoyed knitting, sewing, cross-stitch, crosswords and playing cards with her grandkids. She was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, Charles, of 60 years; daughters, Debra (Jack) Gurney of Grosse Pointe, Mich., and Joni (Terry) Brown of Riverside, Iowa; grandchildren, Jeffrey Gurney, Gregory Gurney and Madilyn Jean Brown; siblings, Beryl Petersen, Lois McDonald and Doris (Paul) Davis-Gaustad; sister-in-law, Lois Stone; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Warren “Bud” Stone. The visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Capron United Methodist Church, 250 W. North St., Capron, IL 61012.

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Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. at the church. Pastor Paul Nolden will officiate. For information, call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home at 815-9435400. Sign the online guestbook at

JACQUELINE C. GARIPPA Born: Sept. 3, 1935; in Brooklyn, N.Y. Died: March 13, 2013 WEBSTER, N.Y. – Jacqueline C. Garippa (nee Lemma), 77, of Webster, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Jackie was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 1935, and attended Bay Ridge High School. She was the daughter of Herbert and Elvira Lemma. Jackie loved to bake, play slots at the casino but more than anything else, she loved watching her beloved Yankees. She was the beloved mother of Jim, Cathy, John (Traci) and Frank (Lexy); and the wife of Frank. Jackie also leaves behind five beloved grandchildren, Francesca, Nicholas, Maria, John and Matthew; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. In addition to her mother and father, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Paul and Herbert, and her sister, Lenore. The memorial service will be from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. April 20, 2013, at the Burr Mansion in Fairfield, Conn., at 739 Old Post Road. Sign the online guestbook at

ELLEN NELSON Died: March 14, 2013 GLENVIEW – Ellen Nelson, 90, a longtime Glenview resident, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013. She was the beloved wife of 66 years of the late Chester Nelson; loving mother of Nancy (Robert) Baas; proud grandmother of the late Ryan Nelson Baas; daughter of the late Jack and Amanda Andersen; and dear sister of Edith (Ken) Johnson and Walter (Margie) Andersen. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, until the time of service at 2 p.m. at Windridge Memorial Park Chapel, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Road, Cary.

Memorials may be made to PADS, 14411 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Wood- stock, IL 60098 and/or Family Health Partnership, 13707 W. Jackson St., Woodstock, IL 60098. Arrangements are by Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063 or visit www. Sign the guest book at www.

MARVIN E. ROONEY Born: June 20, 1935; in Woodstock Died: March 14, 2013; Crystal Lake CRYSTAL LAKE – Marvin E. Rooney, 77, of Crystal Lake, died Thursday, March 14, at home with his family by his side. Marv was born June 20, 1935, in Woodstock, the son of Thomas and Gladys (Pihl) Rooney. He married Margaret Freund on Sept. 23, 1961. Marv graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School, and after college, he entered the Army. With his release from the Army, he began 32 years of teaching, first in Wauconda and then at Crystal Lake District 155 as a teacher and administrator. Marv had an entertaining wit and wonderful sense of gratitude for all of life. He was always thankful. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor, love of life and people and his infectious laugh. He was always the life of the party. He was a teacher, veteran coach, educator, avid fisherman and thespian. He coached little league baseball, high school basketball, volleyball and baseball. He enjoyed working on house projects. His greatest enjoyment was being home with family. He was always a faithful man and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Dan (Diane) Rooney, Steven (Gina) Rooney and Ann (Jim) Kearns; grandchildren, Patrick, Allison, Ryann, Erin, Maria and Sarah Rooney, and Margaret and Bridget Kearns; and his sisters, Marilyn Freund and Carol Kimble. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at noon Monday, March 18, 2013, at Resurrection Catholic Church, 2918 Country Club Road, Woodstock, with private interment.

HENRY A. RUSSELL JR. Marengo – Funeral arrangements are pending for Henry A. Russell Jr., 88, of Marengo. Please call Marengo-Union Funeral Home at 815-568-8131 for more information.

MARGARET A. VRASICH Born: May 4, 1927; in Chicago Died: March 14, 2013; in Woodstock WOODSTOCK – Margaret A. Vrasich, 85, of Woodstock, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Journey Care Hospice Center in Woodstock. She was born on May 4, 1927, in Chicago, to Robert and Pauline (Machtemes) Schultheis. On July 3, 1948, she married Peter P. Vrasich in Chicago. She was a beloved mother who enjoyed raising her eight children and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Allan (Virginia) Vrasich, Margaret (Gary) Krispin, David (Terri) Vrasich, Robert (Madonna) Vrasich, Chuck (Sherri) Vrasich and JoAnna Vrasich; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Dorothy (James) Bolger. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Peter and Tony Vrasich; two brothers; and a sister. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Interment will be private. Memorials can be made to the Church of Holy Apostles. For information, contact Colonial Funeral Home at 815-385-0063 or visit Sign the guest book at www.

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8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Judith “Judy” May Bacci: 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. William R. “Bill” Bear Sr.: The visitation will be from 4 until the funeral services at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee. Burial will be private. For information, call 847-426-3436. Patrick Joseph Boyle: The memorial visitation will be from 5 to the 8 p.m. service Sunday, March 17, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment is private. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Keith A. Brandt: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Loss Program, Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60665. Arrangements by N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, Glenview. For information, call the funeral home at 847-998-1020. Sign the guest book at www.

be private. For information, call the funeral home at 815-3850063. William J. Clausen: A celebration of life will be at noon Saturday, March 23, at Parkway by the Lake Banquets, 25212 Lake Shore Drive, Ingleside. Interment is private. For information, call 847-587-2100. Deacon Philip J. Disparte Jr.: The visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Funeral prayers will be at 10:45 a.m. Monday, March 18, at the funeral home, proceeding to St. Hubert Church for an 11:30 a.m. Mass celebration. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 847-882-5580. Patricia Anne (Fitzmorris) Floeter: The visitation will be from 3

to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Burial will follow in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Donna Jean Frank: The visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Capron United Methodist Church, 250 W. North St., Capron, IL 61012. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. at the church. For information, call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home at 815-943-5400. 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

Can You Hear This? Free Hearing Screenings in the Crystal Lake Area – Age 65+ Free hearing screenings will be given from Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22, 2013 at select locations in the Crystal Lake area. Screenings can be arranged for anyone who suspects they are losing their hearing. Such persons generally say they can hear but cannot understand words. Testing with the latest computerized equipment will indicate if you can be helped. Everyone, especially adults over 65, should have a hearing screening at least once a year. If there is a hearing problem,

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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. Ellen Nelson: Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, until the time of service at 2 p.m. at Windridge Memorial Park Chapel, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Road, Cary. Arrangements by N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, Glenview. For information, call the funeral home at 847-998-1020. Tracy Ann Pierce: A memorial celebration of Tracy’s life will be from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Woodstock Moose Lodge. Services and burial are private. • Continued on page B8

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• DEED Continued from page B1 the chain of title.’ Wonderful. Demonstrate it. We all know that that’s not the case.” The Haneys sued the village in 2010, saying they, not the village, owned the property. Caldwell dismissed the lawsuit in August. He also denied the village’s request that the Haneys pay sanctions. In court documents, the village of Johnsburg said it received jurisdiction over the road in 1991 from the McHenry Township Road District. When the Haneys’ attorney wrote to the village saying ownership lay with the original subdivider’s heirs, the village obtained a deed from Timothy Miller, one of the heirs, to eliminate any issue. Maggie Haney approached the Illinois State Police this year with suspicions the deed, which she discovered in the course of the civil lawsuit, was fraudulent. At a recent Village Board meeting, she also expressed concerns about missing checks, late fees and checks being issued without board approval. Village Administrator Claudett Peters received a subpoena to appear before a grand jury in February with all documents related to the property, according to documents acquired by the Northwest Herald through a Freedom of Information Act request. The village also supplied a copy of a sworn affidavit by Miller, saying he did, in fact, sign the deed in February 2011. Haney questioned why Peters would have to be subpoenaed, and why she wouldn’t just hand over the documents when they were requested by the state police. She added that she also had requested the subpoena through a FOIA before the Northwest Herald had and the village asked for a 14-day extension to review it. Peters declined to comment on why the village didn’t hand over the documents when they were requested by investigators, asking that questions be directed to the village attorney. “Here’s what I understand to have happened,” said the attorney handling the grand jury investigation for the village, Tony Sassan. “They reached out to Johnsburg with an extremely broad request. I tried to contact the investigators several times and provide us with an idea

“Here’s what I understand to have happened, they reached out to Johnsburg with an extremely broad request. I tried to contact the investigators several times and provide us with an idea of what they were looking for. There was no response until the subpoena is issued.” Tony Sassan Attorney for the village of Johnsburg of what they were looking for. There was no response until the subpoena is issued.” Because of the secretive nature of grand juries, their proceedings are not public information. Generally, the public knows only whether a grand jury has reached a decision if an indictment is issued. The criminal proceedings have cost the village more money, according to a news release posted to the village’s website last week. It was authorized by Village President Ed Hettermann. It lambasted the Haneys, calling their lawsuit frivolous and saying that the case has cost the village $14,000 in legal costs and even more in record requests. The village filed an appeal in civil court asking that the Haneys pay sanctions, which the village says will help cover its costs. The appeal argues the Haneys would request documents several times through FOIA and through discovery in the case. Maggie Haney’s FOIA requests resulted in the production of 3,700 copies and 157 employee hours, Peters said. Those numbers do not include her requests to the police department. The news release was a misuse of taxpayer dollars and libelous, Maggie Haney said in a news release. “Fact: Transparency does not cost money,” she wrote. “Refusal to comply with Freedom of Information requests does cost the taxpayers money. Fact: Cooperating with law enforcement investigations does not cost taxpayers money. Refusal to comply with law enforcement investigation does cost taxpayers money.”

will be used for a new gardening and horticulture component. “Horses are our cornerstone,” she said. “Even without the animal-assisted program, we’ve outgrown our barn. We have 10 stalls and 13 horses.” She also wants the new building to have classroom space. Classes currently meet in the tack room, which can cause issues when peo-

Ronald B. Rogers: The memorial visitation will be from 5 until the memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710. Marvin E. Rooney: Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at noon Monday, March 18, 2013, at Resurrection Catholic Church, 2918 Country Club Road, Woodstock, with private interment. For information, call Colonial Funeral Home at 815385-0063. Irene M. Schuring: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, in Belvidere Funeral Home. Private interment will be in Marengo Cemetery. Geraldine L. Sehr: Services for Geraldine Sehr will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth, Wis. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. before the service. Margaret A. Vrasich: Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the

Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Interment will be private. For information, contact Colonial Funeral Home at 815-385-0063. Jack Wirtz: The memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, at St. Columba Church in Ottawa. The visitation will be one hour prior at the church. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. For information, call Mueller Funeral Home at 815-434-4433. Ronald John Zegarski: A visitation for Ron will be from 3 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 18, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W .Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until the Mass at 11 a.m. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411.

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McHenry’s Becca Dabrowski (left) and Torey Kervick are members of the Warriors’ boys water polo team.


Biases, other obstacles don’t stop local girls By JEFF ARNOLD


You’re a girl. Get out of the pool.

McHenry water polo players Becca Dabrowski and Torey Kervick and coach Craig Fowles talk about girls playing with and against boys. Watch the video at McHenryCounty

The words are meant to scoff and intimidate the McHenry sophomore water polo player. They are often accompanied by sneers. Rather than ignore the verbal slights, though, Dabrowski takes them to heart. “I love it because the guys look at you and say, ‘Oh yeah, she’s a girl, she can’t do it’,” Dabrowski said. “And then you go and kick their butt.” Dabrowski and teammate Torey Kervick are in the minority of

a high school sports landscape inhabited by nearly 7.7 million players nationwide. They are female athletes competing in sports with otherwise all-male rosters. To play on those teams may be considered by some to be an extreme choice, but one that remains an option almost 41 years after Title IX was enacted. For girls who cross over – like Huntley’s Ali Andrews, who

he comments come in different forms but all carry the same underlying message. Becca Dabrowski doesn’t belong.


played for two years for a boys AAU basketball team, and Crystal Lake South freshman Tepenga Vrame, who joined the Gators’ club lacrosse team this spring – fitting in can sometimes be difficult. But the jeers they hear mostly from opponents are not enough to deter female athletes who only seek the opportunity to play the sport. Whether that’s a convincing enough argument for girls to compete against males on a regular basis, though, remains in question to some. “I don’t think it does girls and women’s sports any good when we’re saying that the best way for girls to develop athletic talent is to play against boys,” said Nicole LaVoi, the associate director of

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High school sports in Illinois IHSA-sanctioned sports: 29 Sports offered to both boys and girls: Basketball, bowling, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo Boys sports: Football, wrestling Girls sports: Badminton, competitive cheerleading, competitive dance Total athletes: 346,896* (ranked fourth behind Texas, California, New York) Boys athletes: 205,218* Girls athletes: 141,678*

High school sports nationally Total athletes: 7,692,520* Boys athletes: 4,484,987* Girls athletes: 3,207,533* *Reflects participation rate, i.e., individual who participated in two sports is counted twice, three sports, etc.

Source: National Federation of State High School Associations



Hawks back to form

Carmody out after 13 years

Toews, Hossa each score twice in blowout The ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS – Flashing the form that propelled them on their record streak, the Blackhawks got rolling early and never looked back. Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa each scored twice in leading the Hawks to an 8-1 rout of the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Nick Leddy and Patrick Kane each had a goal and two assists as eight players scored two or more points and the Hawks boosted their road record to 12-1-2 with a dominant win on the second stop of a four-game road trip. “A great effort all-around by the team,” said Kane, whose 15th goal of the season

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was a highlight-reel beauty in the third period. “It was a game that we probably needed, since we’ve been in so many close games, to get some guys some confidence scoring some goals. It was good to see a lot of guys step up.” Corey Crawford made 18 saves for his 13th victory, and Johnny Oduya and Duncan Keith had the Hawks’ other

goals. “We had all areas of our game with us, puck possession, playing a sound-game system-wise. Everybody contributed,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. The Hawks are 2-2-0 since their record 21-0-3 streak to start the season. Defenseman Trevor Daley scored for the Stars, who have been outscored 16-3 in losing four straight (0-3-1). Three games into a stretch in which the Stars play nine of 11 at home, they have lost all three and are 2-5-1 in their last nine in Dallas. AP photo “If this wasn’t an alarm clock, I don’t know what is,” The Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa celebrates Saturday after Stars coach Glen Gulutzan scoring a goal in the second period against the Stars in Dallas. Hossa scored twice in the Hawks’ 8-1 victory. said.

By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press EVANSTON – Bill Carmody had 13 years to get Northwestern into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time, and it never quite worked out. That was enough for athletic director Jim Phillips, who called the Bill Carmody coach Saturday morning and let him go after a long tenure during which the Wildcats raised expectations but failed to reach their biggest goal. “Look at 13 years. Athletic success does matter. It should matter,” Phillips said. “We were here a year ago. One of

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“If I have learned one thing about youth hockey tournaments, it’s that post-game pool parties are more important to the kids than outcomes.” – The Score AM-670’s @dan_bernstein

College men’s basketball: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State, 2:30 p.m., CBS No. 22 Wisconsin and No. 10 Ohio State meet in the Big Ten tournament final at the United Center.

NBC Sports executives had to be thrilled with the first two MLS Rivalry Day matches broadcast Saturday – New York vs. D.C United and the Fire vs. Kansas City. Total goals scored: 0.

Akron’s men’s basketball team secured an NCAA tournament bid by beating Ohio on Saturday in the MAC tournament final. Three reasons to root for Akron: 1. The nickname (Zips) 2. Players said this season they could win the NCAA tourney. Love the optimisim. 3. Demetrius Treadwell’s socks (left)

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FACE OFF Korey Partenheimer School: McHenry Year: Senior Sport: Football, basketball and track


What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the last six months? “Safe Haven.” taking your order for your favorite lunch: 2. I’m Where am I working and what can I get you? Chicken burrito from Chipotle. What athlete at your school, former or current, 3. had a huge effect on you? Robert Tonyan was on football and basketball team was always a role model. I always looked up to him.

4. What current song really annoys you? “Harlem Shake.”

5. What three people from any time in history

would you like to join for dinner? Michael Jordan, Walter Payton and Abraham Lincoln.

Omo Tseumah School: Huntley Year: Senior Sport: Track and Field


What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the last six months? “Les Miserables.” I’m taking your order for your favorite lunch: Where am I working, and what can I get you? You’re working at Noddles and Co. and you can get me the pasta prima vera. What athlete at your school, former or current, had a huge effect on you? Amy Fanella. Because when I was a freshman, she was a senior and she showed me what hard work was and how dedication can help you accomplishment great things.

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4. What current song really annoys you? “Started from the Bottom” by Drake. It’s a horrible song, it pumps me up for meets, but if I’m not doing anything athletic, I can’t listen to it. three people from any time in history 5. What would you like to join for dinner? Hitler, because I would want to hear his rationalization for what he did; Beyonce, because she’s my favorite celebrity; and Jesus, because it would be interesting to have a conversation with Him and see what His personality is like.

Micah Duzey School: Cary-Grove Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball

the best movie you’ve seen in the last 1. What’s six months? “Les Miserables.” I’m taking your order for your favorite lunch: 2. Where am I working and what can I get you?


he Bears kicked off free agency by signing a versatile tight end and a Pro Bowl left tackle, but other needs remain. Sports editor Jon Styf and columnist Tom Musick discuss:

Musick: What’s one of the best purchases you’ve ever made? How about one of the worst? I’ll go first. When I was a kid, I bought a Roberto Clemente baseball card that made me happy beyond belief. When I was a grown-up, I bought a used elliptical machine off Craigslist that broke within a month. Styf: The Bears’ worst recent purchase was Jay Cutler. Their best, Brandon Marshall. I see what they’re doing, with subtle offensive improvements. But their defense isn’t getting better, it’s getting worse. It’s like those Bose headphones I bought that look and sound cool in the store but ultimately are as fragile as .... well .... Kerry Wood. The free airplane ones last longer. You think this is going to solve all the Bears’ woes. But they’re just creating new headaches by neglecting what’s made them good, instead allowing it to unravel. Musick: That’s too bad about the headphones. Did they at least look cool? I’m trying to figure out where Martellus Bennett and Jermon Bushrod fit on the spectrum of good buys versus bad buys. My first reaction is positive. The Bears can’t spend everything on everyone all at once, and with that said, I think it makes sense to start by trying to fix a broken offense. Styf: If this were just the start, I would agree. But the offense has been broken for years. And this simply isn’t enough to make it work. After the Week 1 win over Indianapolis, we thought all was well. But it was not even close. I’ve heard a full range of opinions on Bushrod, from a guy who got lucky to make the Pro Bowl to the solution to the Bears’ O-line woes. I’d say he’s not enough. They had five problem spots on the line last year; he might be an answer to one. Not enough, not enough. Musick: I hear what you’re saying, but general manager Phil Emery still has time to patch up some trouble spots on both sides of the ball. He might have to do so via smart draft picks and bargain-priced free agents, but he’s fully capable of that. Every team has weak spots to go along with strong spots. The Bears’ core talent is impressive, and more help should be on the way in the next few weeks. Styf: Like that elliptical machine, I’m guessing these moves look better than they are in reality. Bank on Bears fans calling Bushrod a bum before his contract’s done.

At 35, Crystal Lake’s Jeff Curran believes he still has plenty of fight left in him. While the goal is to reach the UFC again after being cut loose by the promotion following two straight losses, Curran knows he’s got to start winning and that time is not in his corner. He is scheduled to return to the cage May 11 when he will make his flyweight debut.

When I started (in MMA), it wasn’t a sport. It was what people shouldn’t do. It was frowned on, it was looked bad on, fans were slim. There was an underground support system online but none of the fighters had a computer – I can tell you that. Now, the sport is so big. I’ve gone through all these eras and all these changes in and around mixed martial arts. So for me to be able to get back and fight again is huge. Life as a fighter now as opposed to being a fighter (before having kids) is totally different. My vision is, ‘My family – I have them for the rest of my life’ and fighting is something I do. Before, I made fighting my priority and I just wanted everyone else to get that. My wife always got that, but I used to get on her for stuff without even realizing it. So to get everyone on that page of, ‘OK, this is how Jeff gets when he fights’ was big. Once you get them on that page, I can be nicer. Now, everyone wants the success for me as much as I want success for myself. So it’s just easier. Dana White is a really cool guy. I admire him. He’s hardcore about his position (as UFC President) and some people don’t like it. I respect anybody that can take a company and do what he’s done with it, and I think he needs to be how he is. The sport needs a guy like that. I wouldn’t say he’s misunderstood. I don’t think he’s going home thinking, ‘People don’t understand me.’ I think he’s going home saying, ‘Good, I want you to think that.’ That’s the side he wants you to see. The result of the fight doesn’t dictate the happiness in my life, and when I took that pressure off, I started to enjoy being a fighter again. I’d like to think I’m 100 percent through that and that the decision is final. I don’t know how I would react if I lost my next fight. I’d probably be pretty down on myself, but I’m pretty confident in who I am in what I’ve done in the sport to date. So to end now would be OK and acceptable in my community and in my sport. But I want to fight.

I’m Just Saying is a regular Sunday feature. If there’s someone you’d like to see featured in this space, email me at or send me a message on Twitter @NWH_JeffArnold.

Chipotle, and I’ll order a steak burrito.


What athlete at your school, former or current, had a huge effect on you? Nicole Schuh and Ashley Rosch. They taught me a lot about leadership and were great examples on and off the court for their leadership and work ethic. They gave a lot of good advice and have always been there for me.

• Write to Jon Styf at jstyf@ and follow him on Twitter @JonStyf. Write to Tom Musick at tmusick@shawmedia. com and follow him @tcmusick.

4. What current song really annoys you? “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together,” by Taylor Swift. three people from any time in history 5. What would you like to join for dinner? Plato (I would love to get some advice from a famous philosopher), Abraham Lincoln (it would be cool to talk to him about what it was like living in his time in history) and Pocahontas (Native American history fascinates me, and she was a huge part in American history).

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New Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (left) and left tackle Jermon Bushrod

Crystal Lake resident Jeff Curran is a current mixed martial arts fighter who fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championships and PRIDE Fighting Championships.


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CLC boys track wins Byron meet NORTHWEST HERALD Crystal Lake Central’s depth pushed it to a dominant performance on Saturday at the Byron Indoor Invitational. The boys indoor track team won seven of the meet’s 15 events and finished second in another to capture the top overall point total (110). Prairie Ridge (13 points) finished ninth, Johnsburg (12) took 10th and Harvard (8) placed 11th in 12-team meet. Isaiah Mosher won the 55-meter dash (6.68), the 200 (23.77) and the long jump (21 feet, 7 inches) for the Tigers, who also won the 4x400 and the 4x800 relays. Tyler Thomas (53.90) and Matt Ferris (54.62) finished 1-2 in the 400, and Alex Baker (4:24.94) won the 1,600 for Central. Mike Zaranski (13-0) took top honors in the pole vault, and Nick Simons (8.36) took second in the 55-meter hurdles for Marengo. Joe Cowlin (9:44.31) finished in second place for Prairie Ridge in the 3,200 meters.

Lake Michigan Invitational: At Kenosha, Wis., McHenry finished sixth in the 27-team meet, and Crystal Lake South took 15th. Nate Richartz beat out teammate Will Ford in a jump off at 13-6 to win the pole vault for the Warriors, and Kyle Postal (6-2) took third in the high jump. South took third in the 4x800 relay (8:03.97), and fourth in the 4x400 relay (3:33.78).

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Byron Indoor Classic: At Byron, Hampshire (68) finished third, Prairie Ridge (52) fourth

and Harvard (2) 14th. Jennifer Dumoulin (36-6) won the shot put, Elizabeth Pagan (17-8) won the long jump and Nikki Dumoulin (32-5) won the triple jump for Hampshire, which also won the 4x200 and 4x400 relays. Erin Wagner (11:49.37) won the 3,200 for Prairie Ridge.

BASEBALL Lincoln 19, Alden-Hebron 3: At Lincoln, David Talbert went 1 for 1 and drove in a run, but the Giants and starting pitcher Bryce Lalor couldn’t climb out of a 15-0 hole in their seasonopening nonconference loss.

Alden-Hebron 15, HartsburgEmden 1: At Hartsburg, Andrew Tieman struck out four, walked one and allowed one hit in three innings to pick up his first win of the season. Marshall Glenn and Hunter Ogle drove in a pair of runs each for the Giants (1-1).

GIRLS SOCCER CL Central 0, Mundelein 0: At Mundelein, Caitlyn Dayton made 10 saves, including two highlight-reel stops near the end of the match, to help Crystal Lake Central (0-0-1) preserve a tie in its season opener with Mundelein.

GIRLS BADMINTON Rolling Meadows Quadrangular: At Rolling Meadows, McHenry lost to Stevenson, 14-0, and Rolling Meadows, 9-5. Shannon Murray won at No. 3 singles, and Jessica Jablonski won at No. 7 singles for the Warriors.

• Chris Burrows and Tom Clegg contributed to this report.

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Chicago Morgan Park’s Billy Garrett celebrates a score and a foul against Cahokia during their Class 3A championship game Saturday in Peoria. Morgan Park won, 63-48.


Simeon wins its 4th straight 4A state title The ASSOCIATED PRESS PEORIA – Jabari Parker scored 20 points to lead Simeon to its fourth-consecutive state title with a 58-40 win against Stevenson at the Class 4A boys basketball state finals. Russell Woods added a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines (30-3) on Saturday. Jalen Brunson led the Patriots (29-5) with 14 points.

Edwardsville 58, Proviso East 56: At Peoria, Edwardsville’s Armon Fletcher hit two free throws with 10.6 seconds remaining to give the Tigers a win against Proviso East in the Class 4A third-place game. Proviso East’s Branden Jenkins had a chance to win the game for the Pirates, but his jumper rolled off the rim and Parrish McCullum’s putback was just after the buzzer. Tre Harris led the Tigers (31-3) with 20 points. Southern Methodist signee Sterling Brown led the Pirates (29-5) with 16 points and seven rebounds.

CLASS 3A Morgan Park 63, Cahokia 48: At Peoria, Chicago Morgan

Park received contributions from up and down its lineup this season. It was no different in the Class 3A state title game, as the Mustangs had four players score in double figures in a 6348 win against Cahokia. Led by 14 points from DePaul recruit Billy Garrett, 13 from Markee Williams, 11 from Xzavier Taylor and 10 from Dayton recruit Kyle Davis, Morgan Park (33-3) won its second state title and first since 1976. Cahokia (33-4) was led by nine points each from Carleton Rivers and Vincent Jackson Jr. Darius Austin and Keenan Minor added eight points apiece.

Bartonville Limestone 58, Chicago Orr 49: At Peoria, Hank Mathews hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead Bartonville Limestone to a win against Chicago Orr in the Class 3A third-place game. Limestone (25-10), which outscored Orr 17-9 in the second quarter, also received 12 points and seven rebounds from Kendall Davis and 10 from Terrence Shelby as they held off the Spartans (23-4).

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McHenry only co-ed water polo team in Ill. • GIRLS Continued from page C1 the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women In Sports at the University of Minnesota. “But I wouldn’t deny the girl the chance.” ••• Dabrowski grew up around water polo, with two older brothers who played at McHenry and who now compete at the club level in college. She never asked for special treatment, believing that if she could endure the competitive abuse she took from her brothers, she could certainly play other boys her age. Because of Title IX, a federal law passed in 1972 requiring equal opportunities, Dabrowski and Kervick must be allowed to compete at McHenry, because the school doesn’t offer a girls team. Her teammates have been accepting, willing to treat the two girls like one of the guys. Dabrowski and Kervick don’t expect anything less. If Warriors coach Craig Fowles is chewing out his male players, the girls want to be chided just the same. But once the games begin, some of the camaraderie disappears. That’s when Dabrowski and Kervick hear the demeaning characterizations the most, suggesting they shouldn’t be playing, asking if they know that water polo is a boys sport. Other opponents take it a step further, pointing their comments at their fellow male counterparts. “What’s it like to defend a girl?” they ask McHenry’s boys players. Some flat out refuse to try to guard one of the girls, either because they don’t want to risk making awkward or inappropriate contact or because they don’t want to be shown up. On one occasion, Dabrowski said, one of her teammates switched defensive assignments with her just so they could deal directly with the player herself. “It kind of gets me going,” she said. “I get excited to prove people are wrong because I know I’m better and that I can do it.” Until last year, Fowles never considered having girls contribute on his varsity team. Any girls who showed up for tryouts were delegated to the junior varsity team. On the rare occasion when a girl traveled with the varsity team, they didn’t play until after the score was well out of hand. But Fowles was soon confronted with the reality that both Dabrowski and Kervick were among his best 14 or 15 players that make up the game day roster. That left him with no other choice but to include them. It also forced him to deliver what he calls his “Girl Talk”, an uncomfortable speech he says is always a nightmare to deliver. It’s a speech geared at covering topics that need to be addressed with both boys and girls in the water at the same time. One of the sport’s basic moves, he said, involves players shoving off the chest of another player. While nothing inappropriate has ever happened with his players, Fowles can’t stop opponents from doing what they will. “You’re constantly checking them with your hands, and guys don’t have to worry because there’s nothing there,” Fowles said. “But with a girl ... that makes me nervous.” But even after discussing topics like inappropriate touching that still cause him to blush, Fowles remains a little uncomfortable. Given the brutal style of play that goes on in the sport – especially out of sight from game officials – Fowles admits he had serious concerns about including the two female players. “You don’t want to get them in that water and play because you know what happens,” Fowles said. “It’s awful, and so getting over my own misgivings was probably the biggest thing. I had to convince myself it was OK to

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Huntley’s Ali Andrews attempts to drive in the paint on Whitney Young’s Sydney Snower in their Class 4A third-place game March 2 in Normal. Andrews played for the Kessel Heat AAU boys basketball team when she was a seventh-grader. put them in.” LaVoi, however, argues that if coaches have reservations strictly based on a female player’s safety when they could easily have the same misgivings about a smaller or less-talented male player, they are guilty of feeding gender-based stereotypes that continue to permeate society. Even in the four decades since the passing of Title IX, LaVoi said changing people’s thinking when it comes to men’s and women’s roles, even on the playing field, remains a tough task. “As long as those stereotypes persist, men’s sport will still be perceived as the better version – or the real version – of sport compared to girls,” LaVoi said. “Those stereotypes serve a purpose to sustain power and privilege.” ••• Last year, 4.4 million boys across the country participated in high school sports, while 3.2 million girls played, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Basketball and track and field remained among the most highly populated sports for both boys and girls, representing activities that offer teams for both gender groups. But when schools don’t field teams for both boys and girls in less popular sports, such as water polo, lacrosse or hockey, it opens the door to athletes choosing to participate in a sport designed for the opposite gender. For Andrews, who helped guide Huntley to the Class 4A girls basketball state semifinals, playing for the Kessel Heat AAU boys basketball team when she was a seventhgrader was a no-brainer, helping develop her into one of the area’s top players. The idea to jump from a the girls team she had played with since fifth grade was introduced to her by Kessel coaches. At the time, they believed Andrews, who was 5 to 6 inches taller than most of her female competition at the time, would be better suited if she played with the boys. “I wouldn’t say (playing with the girls) was easier, but the coaches wanted to make it more of a challenge and so I’d learn more from it,” said Andrews, who averaged 15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.4 blocks a game for Huntley this year. “I thought it would be a lot more fun since [boys] are so much bigger and stronger.” Kervick has managed to do both. The McHenry senior has swum competitively for most of her life. The next logical step was to add water polo, a sport she hopes to play in college. In addition to playing for McHenry’s boys team, Kervick also competes in the Northern Illinois Polo Club girls program. The two playing styles are worlds apart. While boys tend to be brutal in a game that often involves punching and kicking under the water’s surface, the girls game, Kervick says, is more “grabby.” Much of the contact there comes when players grab the suit of their opponents, slowing down the progress of faster players. But having to adjust to how boys play didn’t

keep Kervick from making the cut at McHenry. “I think if you love the sport, you’ll play in any position you can play,” Kervick said. Although she has chosen to play for what is the only co-ed high school water polo team in Illinois, Kervick said she understands why more girls don’t follow her lead. “They don’t even give it a chance,” Kervick said. “They think, ‘Oh, if I do that, I’ll be more manly.’ But I wear dresses – I don’t care.” For Vrame, her desire to compete among male athletes has less to do with making a statement and more to do with remaining within her comfort zone. Like with Dabrowski and Kervick, she’s able to play lacrosse at South because the school doesn’t offer a comparable program like field hockey. Vrame says she has always had a tomboy side, one that manages to exist despite Vrame also taking a “girlygirl” approach to life. When it comes to sports, she has always felt more comfortable competing among the boys. Rather than play Little League softball, which she characterized as “too prissy,” Vrame played for Crystal Lake’s baseball program. Her father, Paul, said allowing her to play brought him a lot of grief, but he didn’t want to disappoint his daughter. Deep down, he didn’t like the idea of Tepenga playing baseball when there was a softball program for girls she could participate in. But he had always taught her to chase after her dreams and not to take any guff from anyone. So if baseball was her choice, he wouldn’t stand in her way. “That’s my daughter, and your heart takes over what the brain thinks,” Paul Vrame said. Vrame said she started playing lacrosse when she was 4. So after growing up with the sport, she decided last year she’d like to continue playing throughout high school. Most of her teammates have been accepting. Others, she said, haven’t, suggesting she doesn’t understand the game and that she’s “too wimpy” to play. Vrame is determined to show them she’s not. “I want to show them that girls are just as strong as they are and that anything boys can do, girls can do,” she said. Andrews flourished in her two years with the Heat. She said she gained toughness, both physically and mentally, that have carried over not only to her varsity career at Huntley, but also with the Midwest Elite 17-U girls AAU team she plays with even though he’s only 15. Now at 6-foot-2, Andrews would welcome the chance to compete against boys all over again – not because she feels like they’re better, but that they helped her bring her game to a different level. She describes the girls game as being played at a more controlled pace, while her time with the Heat pushed her to play quicker. “I don’t think boys are better,” Andrews said. “I think it’s equal. It’s just different.” ••• The Illinois High School

Association sanctions 29 sports – including 15 for girls. Ten of the sports are offered to male and female participants while offering two and three sports, respectively (football and wrestling for the boys and badminton, competitive cheer and competitive dance for the girls) that are gender-specific. While girls can play boys sports if a similar alternative isn’t offered, boys cannot cross over, according to the IHSA’s Affirmative Action Policy. The foundation for the rationale, the policy states, is that by allowing a boy to compete on a girls team would most likely result in him replacing a girl on that team, taking away an opportunity. The policy also states that the situation not only adds to the difference in participation opportunities, but also hurts the growth of the girls program. To some, that opens the door to a double standard since some schools – like in McHenry County – don’t offer a sport like boys volleyball when interest could exist in some boys playing in the sport like they can at the club level. In Illinois, 88 schools offer boys volleyball as a varsity sport, and while introducing the sport here was discussed in the late 1990s when boys volleyball became sanctioned by the IHSA, low interest numbers has kept those discussions from moving forward. In 16 years at Prairie Ridge, athletic director Patty Hie says she’s never had a boy inquire about joining a girls team. LaVoi argues, however, the position that boys are being discriminated against by not being allowed to try out for a girls team is “a classic argument” among those who don’t know what Title IX is all about. “Title IX is not a law that’s supposed to be limiting opportunities for participation for anybody,” she said. “We need to protect girls’ opportunities because they have been drastically under-represented. And that’s true.” LaVoi would entertain the notion of eliminating gender-specific sports since high school athletics remains among the only life venues where males and women don’t coexist. She points to workplaces, where both men and women work in a cooperative environment and to adult recreational co-ed sports leagues, where both genders are represented on the roster. LaVoi suggests that by keeping male and female athletes separated at the high school level supports the stereotypes that she says still exist, where the male version of the sport is still considered “the real” program. Doing away with genderspecific sports, she said, would eliminate that, although she doesn’t foresee that happening any time soon. “If we really want to train boys and girls to be cooperative and respect the talents of the other sex and learn to get along,” LaVoi said, “what better way than to let them play together in sport in a context which they really care about?”


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Ohio State, Wisconsin march on to final NO. 10 OHIO STATE 61, NO. 8 MICHIGAN STATE 58


Craft’s 20 points, 9 assists lead Buckeyes past Spartans

Badgers extend winning streak against Hoosiers to 12 games

By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Aaron Craft dominated down the stretch for Ohio State and just about left his coach speechless in the process. Even though he had seen it before, Thad Matta struggled for a moment to find the right words to describe his point guard. Once he did, he couldn’t stop himself. Seems appropriate, considering Michigan State couldn’t stop him when it mattered most, either. Craft came on strong in the second half Saturday to finish with 20 points and lead No. 10 Ohio State past No. 8 Michigan State, 61-58, in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center. “You look at what he’s accomplished thus far in his career at Ohio State and just the wins and the big plays that he’s made – in coaching, you don’t get to coach a lot of guys like him just from A to Z and everything he stands for,” Matta said. “He kind of makes us go

on both ends of the floor. Obviously, he was making shots. A lot of people panicked when he wasn’t scoring in the middle of the season, and I’m like, ‘I don’t have a problem with it. It’ll come.’ He loves these types of games, there’s no question about it. He’s big for us.” Craft keyed a seven-point spurt midway through the second half that stretched the lead to 55-47, and the Buckeyes (25-7) came away with the win after the Spartans (25-8) pulled within one. The victory avenged a loss in last year’s title game. The Buckeyes will go for their third championship in four years when they meet No. 22 Wisconsin, a 68-56 winner over top-seeded and thirdranked Indiana in the other semifinal. Craft scored all but two of his points in the second half. He also had nine assists and four steals in the game. Thomas scored 16, and the AP photo Buckeyes won their seventh Ohio State’s Aaron Craft puts up an off balance shot after straight. Nix led Michigan State with being fouled Saturday in the second half against Michigan 17 points and nine rebounds. State in the Big Ten tournament at the United Center.


Louisville rallies in Big East final The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 7861 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Saturday night, giving the Cardinals their second straight Big East tournament title. The Cardinals got their third title by overcoming a 16-point deficit in the second half – almost double the previous record in a championship game – and they kept pouring it on once they got the lead, going ahead by as many as 18 points. Second-seeded Louisville (29-5) – along with Georgetown and Marquette the tri-champions of the regular season – won its 10th straight game with its defense, forcing Syracuse into 20 turnovers and keeping the Orange off balance during the 24-3 run that turned the 16-point deficit into a 56-48 lead with 8:51 to play.

BIG 12 TOURNAMENT No. 7 Kansas 70, No. 11 Kansas St. 54: At Kansas City, Mo., Jeff Withey had 17 points and nine rebounds, Perry Ellis and Naadir Tharpe added 12 points

each, and Kansas (29-5) pounded Kansas State (27-7) to win its ninth Big 12 tournament title.

ACC TOURNAMENT No. 9 Miami 81, N.C. State 71: At Greensboro, N.C., Durand Scott scored a career-high 32 points to help Miami (26-6) beat North Carolina State (24-10) and earn its first trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship game. Miami will face North Carolina, which beat Maryland, 79-76.

SEC TOURNAMENT No. 13 Florida 61, Alabama 51: At Nashville, Tenn., Kenny Boynton scored 11 straight points during a 15-0 second-half run as Florida rallied from 10 points down to beat Alabama (21-12) and advance to the Southeastern Conference tournament title game. The top-seeded Gators (26-6) will face Mississippi.

MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNAMENT No. 15 New Mexico 63, UNLV 56: At Las Vegas, Tony Snell scored 13 straight points for New Mexico (29-5) during a

second-half run as the Lobos pulled away late against UNLV (25-9) and added the Mountain West tournament title to their regular-season crown.

ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT No. 16 Saint Louis 67, Butler 56: At New York, Dwayne Evans had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Saint Louis (26-6) locked down Butler (26-8) in the second half to advance to its first Atlantic 10 title game. The top-seeded Billikens will face VCU today. No. 25 VCU 71, UMass 62: At New York, Troy Daniels made six 3-pointers to score 20 points, and VCU (26-7) defeated Massachusetts (21-11) to advance to the A-10 tournament final in its first season in the conference.

CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT No. 20 Memphis 91, Southern Miss 79 (2 OT): At Tulsa, Okla., Chris Crawford scored 23 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in the second overtime, lifting Memphis (30-4) to its seventh Conference USA tournament title in the past eight years with a victory over Southern Mississippi (25-9).




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By JAY COHEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Ryan Evans jumps when he shoots free throws. Ben Brust looks as if he just got his driver’s license, and Mike Bruesewitz’s shaggy hair draws snickers every time Wisconsin goes on the road. The Badgers may not look like a top team, but they sure play like one. Evans scored 16 points in a terrific all-around performance Saturday, and No. 22 Wisconsin upset No. 3 Indiana, 68-56, in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center. “We’re playing our best basketball at the end of the season, and that’s what you want to do,” Bruesewitz said. The Badgers allowed only seven points after the top-seeded Hoosiers pulled within one with 9:45 left. They earned their 12th consecutive win against Indiana, tying a record for any school against the powerhouse program, and will play No. 10 Ohio State in today’s final. “There are just things in this

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Wisconsin’s Mike Bruesewitz celebrates Saturday after hitting a 3-pointer against Indiana in the Big Ten tournament at the United Center. game, no matter how you try to explain them, they defy explanation,” Ryan said, shrugging away Wisconsin’s long run against Indiana. “But we have players who are willing to work, to listen, to buy in.” Brust added 12 points for Wisconsin (23-10), which has won three straight and six of eight. Sam Dekker scored nine of his 11 points in the second half, including seven in a row during one impressive burst.

Firing coach ‘was a tough decision’ • CARMODY Continued from page C1 the key differences was, we were down to one year on Bill’s contract. I didn’t feel an extension was warranted. It would have been really detrimental to the program, to Bill or his staff to try to recruit with less than a year on his contract. “So the combination of those factors resulted in us making the decision to make

a change.” Carmody ranks among the most successful coaches at Northwestern with a 192-210 record. With their Princeton offense and 1-3-1 zone defense, the Wildcats usually were able to hang with more talented teams even if they came up short. But the lack of an NCAA berth ultimately did him in. The change comes on the heels of a particularly difficult season in which the Wildcats lost their final nine games to

finish 13-19 and missed the postseason after four straight NIT appearances, an unprecedented run for Northwestern. “It was really tough. It was a tough decision,” Phillips said. “Bill’s a terrific person, and he did a terrific job here. As I mentioned twice, he’s elevated our basketball program. But you have to go back to their being a better destination. Certainly, there’s some inherent risks in that, but it was time for a change.”

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Hard to track in free-agent frenzy

Stallworth injured when balloon hits power lines

By RICHARD ROSENBLATT The Associated Press The first week of NFL free agency isn’t over yet, and it’s already becoming difficult to keep track of who’s coming and going. Dozens of players have moved from one team to another in the past few weeks, from the days leading up to free agency and then during a feeding frenzy that began Tuesday – when the freeagent season opened with a flourish. Here’s a team-by-team glance of notable players who have either arrived or departed from NFL teams through noon Saturday, knowing full well there will be many more additions and subtractions in the coming weeks. ARIZONA CARDINALS Arrived: Drew Stanton, QB; Rashard Mendenhall, RB; Jerraud Powers, CB; Yeremiah Bell, S; Lorenzo Alexander, LB; Jasper Brinkley, LB; Matt Shaughnessy, DE. Departed: Kevin Kolb, QB; Adrian Wilson, S; Kerry Rhodes, S; Beanie Wells, RB; Early Doucet, RB; Stewart Bradley, LB; Fozzy Whittaker, RB. ATLANTA FALCONS Arrived: Steve Jackson, RB. Departed: Michael Turner, RB; John Abraham, DE; Dunta Robinson, CB; Lawrence Sidbury, DE. BALTIMORE RAVENS Arrived: Chris Canty, DT. Departed: Anquan Boldin, WR; Bobbie Williams, OG; Paul Kruger LB; Dannell Ellerbe LB; Cary Williams CB; Bernard Pollard S. BUFFALO BILLS Arrived: Manny Lawson, LB. Departed: Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB; Andy Levitre, G; Chad Reinhart, OL; Donald Jones, WR. CAROLINA PANTHERS Arrived: Drayton Florence, CB. Departed: Gary Barnidge, TE; Jason Phillips, LB; James Anderson, LB; BEARS Arrived: Jermon Bushrod, LT; Martellus Bennett, TE. Departed: Nick Roach, LB; Geno Hayes, LB; Matt Spaeth, TE; Kellen Davis, TE; Matt Toeaina, DT. CINCINNATI BENGALS Arrived: None. Departed: Pat Sims, DT; Manny Lawson, LB; Dan Skuta, LB; Bruce Gradkowski, QB.

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Green Bay wide receiver Greg Jennings breaks a tackle during a Wild Card playoff game Jan. 5 in Green Bay, Wis. Minnesota has signed Jennings from its rivals in Green Bay. CLEVELAND BROWNS Arrived: Paul Kruger, LB; Desmond Bryant, DL; Quentin Groves, LB; Gary Barnidge, TE. Departed: Kaluka Maiava, LB. DALLAS COWBOYS Arrived: None. Departed: Marcus Spears, DT; Kevin Ogletree, WR; John Phillips, TE; Dan Connor, LB. DENVER BRONCOS Arrived: Wes Welker, WR; Louis Vasquez, RG; Terrance Knighton, DL; Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB; Stewart Bradley, LB. Departed: D.J. Williams, LB, Jason Hunter, DE; Justin Bannan, DT; Tracy Porter, CB; Chris Gronkowski, FB; Elvis Dumervil, DL. DETROIT LIONS Arrived: Reggie Bush, RB; Jason Jones, DE; Glover Quin, S. Departed: Cliff Avril, DE; Gosder Cherilus, T; Drayton Florence, CB; Sammie Lee Hill, DT. GREEN BAY PACKERS Arrived: None. Departed: Greg Jennings, WR; Charles Woodson, DB. HOUSTON TEXANS Arrived: None. Departed: Kevin Walter, WR; James Casey, FB/TE; Connor Barwin, LB; Glover Quin, S. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Arrived: Gosder Cherilus, OT; Ricky Jean Francois, DL; LaRon Landry, S; Lawrence Sidbury, LB; Donald Thomas, G; Greg Toler, CB; Erik Walden, LB. Departed: Donnie Avery, WR; Austin Collie, WR; Dwight Freeney, DE/OLB; Jerraud Powers, CB; Drew Stanton, QB; Tom Zbikowski, S. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Arrived: Geno Hayes, LB; Alan Ball, CB; Justin Forsett, RB; Roy Miller, DT. Departed: Derek Cox, CB; Terrance Knighton, DT; Dawan Landry, S; Rashean Mathis, CB; Laurent Robinson, WR; Aaron Ross, CB; Guy Whimper, OT. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Arrived: Sean Smith, CB; Dunta Robinson, CB; Bryan Mattison, OL; Anthony Fasano, TE; Donnie Avery, WR; Chase Daniel, QB: Husain Abdullah, S; Geoff Schwartz, OL. Departed: Matt Cassel, QB; Glenn Dorsey, DE; Brady Quinn, QB; Peyton Hillis, RB; Abe Elam, S; Ropati Pitoitua, DE; Travis Daniels, CB; Jake O’Connell, TE. MIAMI DOLPHINS Arrived: Mike Wallace, WR, Dustin Keller, TE; Philip Wheeler, LB; Dannell Ellerbe, LB; Brandon Gibson, WR. Departed: Sean Smith, CB; Anthony Fasano, TE; Reggie Bush, RB. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Arrived: Matt Cassel, QB; Greg Jennings, WR. Departed: Percy Harvin, WR; Antoine Winfield, CB; Jasper Brinkley, LB. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Arrived: Danny Amendola, WR; Leon Washington, RB; Donald Jones, WR. Departed: Wes Welker, WR; Patrick Chung, S; Donald Thomas, OL. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Arrived: Keenan Lewis, CB. Departed: Jerome Bushrod, LT; Chase Daniel, QB. Jonathan Casillas, LB. NEW YORK GIANTS Arrived: Aaron Ross, CB; Ryan Mundy, S; Josh Brown, K; Cullen Jenkins, DT; Dan Connor, LB. Departed: Ahmad Bradshaw, RB; Michael Boley, LB; Chris Canty, DT; Kenny Phillips, S, Martellus Bennett, TE.

NEW YORK JETS Arrived: David Garrard, QB; Mike Goodson, RB; Willie Colon, OL; Anthony Garay, NT. Departed: Yeremiah Bell, S; Mike DeVito, DL; Shonn Greene, RB; Dustin Keller, TE; LaRon Landry, S; Sione Po’uha, NT. OAKLAND RAIDERS Arrived: Nick Roach, LB; Kaluka Maiava, LB; Pat Sims, DT; Jason Hunter, DE. Departed: Michael Huff, DB; Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR; Philip Wheeler, LB; Desmond Bryant, DT; Mike Goodson, RB; Dave Tollefson, DE. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Arrived: Cary Williams, CB; Kenny Phillips, S; Bradley Fletcher, CB; Connor Barwin, LB; Patrick Chung, S; James Phillips, LB; James Casey, TE; Isaac Sopoaga, DL; Arrelious Benn, WR. Departed: Nnamdi Asomugha, CB; Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Cullen Jenkins, DT; Mike Patterson, DT. PITTSBURGH STEELERS Arrived: Bruce Gradkowski, QB; William Gay, DB. Departed: James Harrison, LB; Willie Colon, OL; Mike Wallace, WR; Rashard Mendenhall, RB; Keenan Lewis, DB; Ryan Mundy, S. ST. LOUIS RAMS Arrived: Jared Cook, TE. Departed: Steven Jackson, RB; Danny Amendola, WR; Quintin Mikell, S; Brandon Gibson, WR. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Arrived: Danny Woodhead, RB; King Dunlap, OT; Chad Rinehart, G; John Phillips, TE; Derek Cox, CB. Departed: Takeo Spikes, LB; Atari Bigby, SS; Antonio Garay, DT; Randy McMichael, TE. SAN FRANCISCO 49ers Arrived: Anquan Boldin, WR; Glenn Dorsey, DL; Dan Skuta, LB. Departed: Dashon Goldson, S; Alex Smith, QB; David Akers, K; Delanie Walker, TE; Isaac Sopoaga, NT; Ricky Jean Francois, DL. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Arrived: Percy Harvin, WR; Cliff Avril, DE; Michael Bennett, DL. Departed: Leon Washington, RB/KR. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Arrived: Dashon Goldson, S; Jonathan Casillas, LB; Kevin Ogletree, WR. Departed: Jeremy Trueblood, T; Michael Bennett, DE; Quincy Black, LB; Arrelious Benn, WR. TENNESSEE TITANS Arrived: Andy Levitre, G; Shonn Greene, RB; Sammie Lee Hill, DT; Delanie Walker, TE; LB Moise Fokou; George Wilson, S. Departed: Jared Cook, TE; Jordan Babineaux, S; Mitch Petrus, G. WASHINGTON REDSKINS Arrived: Tony Pashos, OT; Jeremy Trueblood, OT. Departed: Lorenzo Alexander, LB.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI – NFL free agent Donte Stallworth was hospitalized Saturday with serious burns after the hot air balloon carrying him and two other people crashed into power lines above South Florida, his agent said. The 10-year NFL veteran won’t suffer any permanent damage from the accident in Homestead, said Drew Rosenhaus, Stallworth’s agent. “He’s going to be OK. He has some burns, but he’s going to be fine,” Rosenhaus said. “He will be able to continue his NFL career. The injuries are not to the extent they will jeopardize his career.” Rosenhaus said one of the passengers was Stallworth’s

girlfriend, but he would not say whether she was hurt. The basket carrying three hot air balloon passengers crashed into the power lines while airborne, according to Miami-Dade Police spokesman Roy Rutland. Two passengers were injured and transported to a trauma center, Rutland said. A third passenger in the basket was not injured. Rutland referred additional questions to the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB had no immediate information about the crash. Stallworth played in one game last season for the New England Patriots, then went on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He has 35 career touchdown catches.



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8SPORTS SHORTS McHenry CC baseball sweeps Spoon River CC The McHenry County College baseball team picked up a pair of wins Saturday against Spoon River Community College in Canton. Starting pitcher Nick Kostalek (2-0) steered the Scots to a 4-2 win in Game 1, and Joe Ross (12) earned the 6-2 win in Game 2. Chase Mattheson drove in a pair of runs in Game 2 for the Scots (5-3).

Fire, Sporting Kansas City play to scoreless draw KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Fire managed to earn their first point in three games this year despite remaining scoreless, tying Sporting Kansas City, 0-0, on Saturday. The Fire (0-2-1) looked poised to break their scoring drought when Dan Paladini got free in front of Sporting’s goal in the 90th minute, but Jimmy Nielsen made the sliding save to preserve his first

shutout of the year. Sporting (1-1-1) went scoreless on 20 shots in its home opener. Sean Johnson made three saves for the Fire, earning his first shutout of the year.

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Charge ground out a victory in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes on Saturday, nudging aside Oxbow for the victory by a head in the Grade 2 race. The first and second finishers, both trained by D. Wayne Lukas, outpaced Bob Baffert-trained Den’s Legacy for third. Baffert won the past three Rebels but favored Super Ninety Nine, who started on the outside post in the 10-horse race, was out of the money. Will Take Charge, a son of Unbridled’s Song and Take Charge Lady, is owned by Willis D. Horton. With Jon Court aboard, Will Take Charge carried a race-high 122 pounds and finished the 1 1/16-mile race in 1:45.0. Will Take Charge paid $58.00, $16.20 and $9.80. Oxbow paid $7.80 and $5.60, and Den’s Legacy paid $6.

Leonard in 3-way tie for lead at Innisbrook PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Kevin Streelman figured a good round Saturday would at least get him in the mix at the Tampa Bay Championship. It wound up giving him a share of the lead. Streelman had a 6-under-par 65 and was tied for the lead with Justin Leonard (67) and George Coetzee of South Africa (68). But this tournament is wide open heading into the final day, with 16 players separated by only three shots.

Will Take Charge wins $600,000 Rebel Stakes

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Kim wins in return; U.S. women make noise By NANCY ARMOUR The Associated Press LONDON, Ontario – The Queen has reclaimed her crown. Back at the World Figure Skating Championships for the first time in two years, Olympic champion Kim Yu-na looked as if she’d never been away Saturday night. “It has been very long,” Kim said. “I’m very happy to skate well here in AP photo Canada again. So thank you.” Kim Yu-na of South Korea perIt wasn’t just her margin of victory – forms her free program Saturday with 218.31 points, she was a whopping at the World Figure Skating Cham- 20 points ahead of defending champion pionships in London, Ontario. Carolina Kostner – but the stunning-

ly simple beauty of her performance. There is a regal elegance to her skating, fitting for the woman who is nicknamed “Queen Yu-na,” and no one comes close to comparing. The audience was on its feet long before she finished her final spin, and Kim clapped a hand to her mouth as she looked around the arena. After getting her medal, she was serenaded with cheers of “Queen Yu-na!” Kim’s longtime rival, Mao Asada of Japan, was third. The U.S. women didn’t win any medals, but they got the next-best thing, reclaiming a third spot for the Sochi Olympics. They needed to finish with a

combined placement of 13, and Ashley Wagner was fifth and Gracie Gold sixth. “We got three spots back and we came here to do that,” Wagner said. “Mission accomplished.” Having the maximum three spots at the Olympics and world championships used to be a birthright for the American women. But they lost the third spot at the 2008 world championships and have never gotten it back. Wagner was most affected by the loss of the third spot, missing the Vancouver Olympics because she finished third at the U.S. championships in 2010. She’d made it her mission to get it back, saying she didn’t want anyone else to expe-

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Kyle Busch holds off Larson By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Larson’s first chance to get a big win in NASCAR ended with him claiming a controversial win. With a shot at grabbing his first Nationwide Series win Saturday, he wasn’t going to make that same mistake again. Especially not against Kyle Busch. Larson stalked Busch over the closing laps around Bristol Motor Speedway waiting to make a move. It came as they closed in on the finish line, and Larson made a lastgasp push on the high side that fell just short as Busch held on for his second win of the season. But in chasing the win the right way, the 20-yearold Larson cleaned up some of the criticism that had fol-

lowed him from Daytona last month after spinning C.E. Falk III on the final lap of the “Battle at the Beach” late model race. “You certainly want to try to win races the right way,” Busch said. “He played it smart today. That was good on his end. I think a lot of people have been looking at him to try to see if he’s going to be to a wrecker or a checker. Today he didn’t get the checkers, but that’s how you get them. You drive into the corner, or drive into the back of me, I’m going to be here for a while and if he keeps coming up through the ranks, he’s not going to have fun dealing with me every week. “But right now? I’m going to race him as hard as he raced me, but just as clean as he raced me because he didn’t put a fender on me all day.” Larson had his win over Falk in the back of his head

during the closing laps at Bristol as he looked for a place to try to grab the win. Although he has received high praise from Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne as NASCAR’s next big star, his move in the “Battle of the Beach” caused many top Sprint Cup drivers to openly criticize Larson. “I was pretty aggressive at the “Battle of the Beach” and I didn’t want to have anything like that happen again and have more people look at me,” Larson said. “I don’t race that way and didn’t want to move (Busch). I wanted to outrace him. I’d gain a little more respect that way, and it made for a better finish, I think.” Indeed it did, as both drivers closed in on lapped cars as they neared the finish line. Busch chose the low line and Larson went high, then tried to squeeze his way past Bus-

ch. Larson’s car bounced off of both the wall and Busch’s car, but he was nipped at the finish line by Busch by .023 seconds. “He’s got a lot of talent,” Busch said. “Obviously, he’s already made a name for himself and he’s got a lot going for him. I’m 27 and I feel like I’m getting old. Every time I looked in the rear view mirror he caught me, so I stopped looking. I didn’t want to know where he was at.” It was Busch’s fifth career Nationwide victory at Bristol, tying him with Kevin Harvick for the most in the series. Busch has a series-record 53 wins, and two in the last four weeks after going winless last season. Brian Vickers was third and was followed by Nationwide Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr. and Harvick.

Kyle Busch celebrates Saturday after wining the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Bristol, Tenn. AP photo


Samardzija pitches 3-hit ball in win for split-squad Cubs The ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS – The hard work is paying off for Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija scattered three hits over five scoreless innings for the Cubs in a 5-1 victory over a Texas Rangers split squad Saturday. Samardzija (2-0) struck out three and walked one. “It’s exciting,” he said. “I worked real hard in the offseason and I want to keep the positive momentum going. The onus is off my shoulders because of all the days of the season, only one day kicks it all off,” he said about being the opening day starter. “It’s nice because

[I] don’t have to go out and wow them for a job. I’m progressing and getting better, which is nice. Everything has to be in check and under control. I’m enjoying the step-by-step process in the spring.” After allowing a leadoff single to Elvis Andrus in the first, Samardzija retired the next eight Rangers in a row. “Unfortunately, I spent a fair amount of time here in Triple-A,” he said. “I know the mound and I know the locker room; it’s always a live, rowdy atmosphere. It’s a good [place] to get the feel of the season.” The Cubs were unable to capitalize on Nate Schi-

erholtz’s double that led off the second, but they took a 1-0 lead after Steve Clevenger opened the third with a double and Darwin Barney hit a one-out RBI single. The Cubs increased their lead to 2-0 on Starlin Castro’s sacrifice fly later in the third. Scott Hairston opened the fourth with a homer to left that gave the Cubs a 3-0 lead. The Cubs increased their lead to 5-0 in the fifth on RBI singles by Dioner Navarro and Brian Bogusevic. The Rangers narrowed the Cubs’ lead to 5-1 in the sixth when Craig Gentry opened with a triple and scored on Mitch Moreland’s

RBI groundout. Losing pitcher Nick Tepesch allowed five hits, struck out two and walked one over five innings for the Rangers. Reliever Blake Parker struck out the side for the Cubs in the bottom of the ninth. Cubs (ss) 8, Royals 3: At Mesa, Ariz., Alfonso Soriano connected for one of three first-inning homers against Bruce Chen and a Cubs split squad beat Kansas City. David DeJesus led off the game with a homer to right field. Then after Brent Lillibridge doubled and Anthony Rizzo struck out, Soria-

no hit his second of spring training. The 20-year-old Javier Baez followed with another long ball and also hit one in the fifth inning off Chen. Chen, compteting with three others for the fifth spot in the rotation, gave up nine hits and seven runs – six earned – with one walk and four strikeouts in five innings. Cubs non-roster invitee Hisanori Takahashi allowed a solo homer to Mike Moustakas in the fourth inning. Overall, Takahashi allowed five hits, walked one and struck out one in four. White Sox 11, A’s 5: At Glendale, Ariz., Chris Sale

had his worst start of spring training, giving up five runs and seven hits in five-plus innings, but a White Sox split squad roughed up Jarrod Parker and Oakland in a win. A day after amassing 15 hits, the Sox banged out 17 more in the romp. A’s cleanup hitter Josh Donaldson hit his first homer of spring training that counted – he had two taken away in a rained out game against Seattle on March 8. Outfielder Jordan Danks, a long shot to make the Sox as a bench player, had a single, double and two RBIs a day after hitting a home run and driving in five runs.

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Saturday At Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Copperhead Course Palm Harbor, Fla. Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,340; Par: 71 Third Round Leaders Kevin Streelman 73-69-65—207 -6 Justin Leonard 71-69-67—207 -6 George Coetzee 71-68-68—207 -6 Jim Furyk 72-69-67—208 -5 Ben Kohles 72-67-69—208 -5 Greg Chalmers 71-68-69—208 -5 Tag Ridings 68-70-70—208 -5 Luke Donald 70-72-67—209 -4 Bryce Molder 72-69-68—209 -4 Jordan Spieth 72-68-69—209 -4 Brian Harman 67-70-72—209 -4 Shawn Stefani 65-70-74—209 -4 Roberto Castro 69-73-68—210 -3 Justin Hicks 70-71-69—210 -3 Sergio Garcia 71-67-72—210 -3 Harris English 68-69-73—210 -3 Jimmy Walker 73-68-70—211 -2 Cameron Tringale 71-70-70—211 -2 Matt Kuchar 72-68-71—211 -2 Jason Dufner 71-66-74—211 -2 Stewart Cink 76-68-68—212 -1 Rory Sabbatini 73-71-68—212 -1 Robert Streb 73-70-69—212 -1 Stephen Ames 72-71-69—212 -1 Dicky Pride 69-73-70—212 -1 Nick Watney 70-72-70—212 -1 Pat Perez 71-71-70—212 -1 Scott Langley 72-70-70—212 -1 Erik Compton 75-65-72—212 -1 James Driscoll 74-66-72—212 -1 Scott Brown 70-70-72—212 -1 Peter Tomasulo 69-68-75—212 -1 K.J. Choi 69-67-76—212 -1 Adam Scott 70-66-76—212 -1 Lucas Glover 69-74-70—213 E Webb Simpson 73-69-71—213 E Boo Weekley 72-70-71—213 E Ryan Palmer 71-70-72—213 E Brian Davis 71-69-73—213 E Jerry Kelly 70-70-73—213 E Jeff Overton 72-72-70—214 +1 George McNeill 72-72-70—214 +1 Chez Reavie 69-75-70—214 +1 Graham DeLaet 73-71-70—214 +1 David Lingmerth 74-70-70—214 +1 Charlie Wi 71-72-71—214 +1 Sang-Moon Bae 73-70-71—214 +1 Vijay Singh 69-73-72—214 +1 Tim Herron 71-71-72—214 +1 John Rollins 76-68-71—215 +2 John Mallinger 74-70-71—215 +2 Robert Garrigus 72-71-72—215 +2 Aaron Baddeley 72-71-72—215 +2 Troy Kelly 72-70-73—215 +2 Martin Flores 73-69-73—215 +2 Marc Leishman 70-70-75—215 +2

Saturday At JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club Phoenix Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,583; Par: 72 Third Round Leaders Ai Miyazato 63-67-67—197 -19 Stacy Lewis 68-65-68—201 -15 Jee Young Lee 65-64-72—201 -15 Angela Stanford 68-70-65—203 -13 Lizette Salas 69-68-66—203 -13 Anna Nordqvist 70-66-67—203 -13 Gerina Piller 66-69-68—203 -13 Inbee Park 69-71-64—204 -12 Nicole Castrale 71-67-66—204 -12 Giulia Sergas 69-69-66—204 -12 Jimin Kang 68-69-67—204 -12 Sydnee Michaels 70-67-67—204 -12 Beatriz Recari 70-70-65—205 -11 Karrie Webb 70-69-66—205 -11 Thidapa Suwannapura 69-68-68—205 -11 I.K. Kim 69-67-69—205 -11 Danielle Kang 68-67-70—205 -11 Jessica Korda 70-67-69—206 -10 Sandra Gal 67-69-70—206 -10 Daniela Iacobelli 71-65-70—206 -10 Candie Kung 66-69-71—206 -10 Amy Yang 68-67-71—206 -10 Hee Young Park 71-69-67—207 -9 Mina Harigae 70-68-69—207 -9 Juli Inkster 68-70-69—207 -9 Pernilla Lindberg 72-66-69—207 -9 Lindsey Wright 68-67-72—207 -9 Austin Ernst 70-72-66—208 -8 So Yeon Ryu 72-70-66—208 -8 Stacy Prammanasudh 69-72-67—208 -8 Caroline Hedwall 70-70-68—208 -8 Belen Mozo 74-66-68—208 -8 Pornanong Phatlum 66-74-68—208 -8 Paula Creamer 69-70-69—208 -8 Heather Bowie Young 72-66-70—208 -8 Hee-Won Han 69-68-71—208 -8 Katherine Hull-Kirk 67-70-71—208 -8 Jiyai Shin 67-70-71—208 -8 Cristie Kerr 71-65-72—208 -8 Na Yeon Choi 69-72-68—209 -7 Moriya Jutanugarn 70-68-71—209 -7 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 71-71-68—210 -6 Jacqui Concolino 70-70-70—210 -6 Karine Icher 71-68-71—210 -6 Veronica Felibert 69-69-72—210 -6 Brittany Lang 66-72-72—210 -6 Brooke Pancake 71-71-69—211 -5 Maria Hjorth 72-69-70—211 -5 Azahara Munoz 69-72-70—211 -5 Hee Kyung Seo 71-70-70—211 -5 Paige Mackenzie 70-70-71—211 -5 Cindy LaCrosse 69-68-74—211 -5 Chie Arimura 71-71-70—212 -4 Jennifer Johnson 70-71-71—212 -4 Sarah Kemp 72-69-71—212 -4 Lexi Thompson 67-74-71—212 -4

Saturday At Newport Beach Country Club Newport Beach, Calif. Purse: $1.75 million Yardage: 6,584; Par 71 Second Round Leaders David Frost 63-66—129 -13 Fred Couples 64-66—130 -12 Jim Gallagher, Jr. 66-68—134 -8 Scott Hoch 71-64—135 -7 Jay Haas 69-66—135 -7 Bob Tway 68-67—135 -7 D.A. Weibring 67-68—135 -7 Dan Forsman 68-68—136 -6 Esteban Toledo 68-68—136 -6 Peter Senior 68-68—136 -6 Fred Funk 70-67—137 -5 Tom Watson 70-67—137 -5 Bernhard Langer 67-70—137 -5 Tom Pernice Jr. 72-66—138 -4 Jay Don Blake 70-68—138 -4 Michael Allen 70-68—138 -4 Rocco Mediate 70-68—138 -4 Willie Wood 69-69—138 -4 Jeff Freeman 68-70—138 -4 Barry Lane 67-71—138 -4 Tommy Armour III 68-70—138 -4 Corey Pavin 71-68—139 -3 Steve Pate 71-68—139 -3 Loren Roberts 69-70—139 -3 Brad Bryant 69-70—139 -3 Mark Brooks 68-71—139 -3 Chien Soon Lu 67-72—139 -3

EUROPEAN TOUR AVANTHA MASTERS Saturday At Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort Greater Noida, India Purse: $2.35 million Yardage: 7,347; Par: 72 Third Round Leaders T. Aiken, South Africa 67-69-62—198 Liang Wenchong, China 66-66-69—201 David Drysdale, Scotland 66-68-68—202 K. Aphibarnrat, Thailand 68-68-66—202 Scott Hend, Australia 67-68-68—203 Joonas Granberg, Finland 67-67-69—203 T. Fleetwood, England 69-65-69—203 Gaganjeet Bhullar, India 68-69-67—204 Julien Quesne, France 69-66-69—204 Jaako Makitalo, Finland 67-68-69—204 Chapchai Nirat, Thailand 66-66-72—204 Rikard Karlberg, Sweden 67-69-69—205 Prom Meesawat, Thailand 68-73-64—205 B. Ruangit, Thailand 70-70-65—205 David Howell, England 68-72-65—205 K. Broberg, Sweden 69-71-65—205 Jeev Milkha Singh, India 69-68-69—206 B. Seuk-hyun, S. Korea 68-68-70—206




Team scores: 1. Crystal Lake Central 110, 2. Aurora Central Catholic 75, 3. Winnebago 56.5, 4. Burlington Central 51, 5. Harlem 41, 6. Marengo 36, t7. Belvidere North 30, t7. Byron 30, 9. Prairie Ridge 13, 10. Johnsburg 12, 11. Harvard 8, 12. Rockford Christian Life 2.5.

Team scores: 1. Harlem 84, 2. Burlington Central 72, 3. Hampshire 68, 4. Prairie Ridge 52, 5. Byron 46, 6. Aurora Central Catholic 35, 7. Rockford East 23, 8. Pontiac 22, 9. Bureau Valley 19, 10. Christian Life 12, 11. Belvidere North 11, t12. North Boone 8, t12. Winnebago 8, t14. Stillman Valley 2, t14. Harvard 2, 16. Lewistown 1.

Winners and top-6 local finishers 3,200 meters: 1. Lee (BN) 9:40.24, 2. Cowlin (PR) 9:44.31, 4. Gemmell (CLC) 10:19.52, 5. Pichardo (Harv.) 10:29.61, 6. Pruitt (J) 10:52.03. 4x800 relay: 1. CL Central 8:14.18, 5. Johnsburg 9:05.45, 6. Prairie Ridge 9:06.68. 55 hurdles: 1. Lefevre (ACC) 7.91, 2. Simons (Ma.) 8.36. 55 meters: 1. Mosher (CLC) 6.68. 800 meters: 1. Meyers (ACC) 2:03.30, 3. Doyle (Ma.) 2:06.08, 4. Amato (CLC) 2:08.25, 6. Stelmasek (J) 2:10.75. 4x200 relay: 1. Winnebago 1:37.88, 3. CL Central 1:38.32, 6. Prairie Ridge 1:40.88. 400 meters: 1. Thomas (CLC) 53.90, 2. Ferris (CLC) 54.62, 3. Jordan (Ma.) 56.77, 4. Mackenzie (Harv.) 57.41. 1,600 meters: 1. Baker (CLC) 4:24.94. 200 meters: 1. Mosher (CLC) 23.77, 2. Jenkins (CLC) 23.87, 6. Kramer (Harv.) 24.81. 4x400 relay: 1. CL Central 3:40.51, 4. Johnsburg 3:50.60. High jump: 1. Berkenpas (BN) 5-10. Pole vault: 1. Zaranski (Ma.) 13-0, 2. Gildea (CLC) 12-6, 5. Amata (CLC) 11-6. Shot put: 1. Kern (Harl.) 56-10, 6. Behning (PR) 42-3. Triple jump: 1. Wallin (Wi.) 40-32, 3. Rogutich (Ma.) 39-9, 4. Talbot (J) 37-92. Long jump: 1. Mosher (CLC) 21-7, 5. Bruhnke 18-72, 6. Kramer (Harv.) 18-5.


Top 15 team scores: 1. Lakes 76, 2. Grant 51, 3. Evanston Township 48, 4. Brookfield Central 41, 5. Mukwonago 40, 6. McHenry 39, 7. Homestead 32, 8. Brookfield East 26, t9. Catholic Memorial 25, t9. Kenosha St. Joseph 25, 11. Hamilton 24, 12. Brooks College Prep 22, 13. Zion-Benton 21, 14. Vernon Hills 20, 15. Crystal Lake South 19. Winners and top-25 local finishers 55 meters: 1. Beutlich (La.) 6.64, 14. Balousek (CLS) 6.86, 20. Madoni (CLS) 6.93. 1,600 meters: 1. Hirsch (BC) 4:24.21, 7. Meador (CLS) 4:40.54, 9. Henderson (CLS) 4:44.10, 11. Kaht (RichmondBurton) 4:47.93, 14. Hahndorf (McH.) 4:52.68, 17. Cain (CLS) 4:55.22. 4x200 relay: 1. Homestead 1:33.53, 7. CL South 1:37.85, 13. McHenry 1:39.63. 400 meters: 1. Tiahnybik (CM) 49.16, 15. Shawler (McH.) 55.67, 17. Bland (RB) 55.91, 24. Kirby (RB) 56.77. 800 meters: 1. Dusing (BC) 1:59.22, 7. Konstantelos (McH.) 2:04.01. 200 meters: 1. Tiahnybik (CM) 22.42, 22. Roche (McH.) 24.74. 3,200 meters: 1. Hirsch (BC) 9:26.46, 2. Reiser (McH.) 9:32.50, 15. Kaht (RB) 10:15.30, 18. Wysynski (McH.) 10:23.26. 4x400 relay: 1. Evanston Township 3:28.31, 4. CL South 3:33.78, 9. McHenry 3:39.45. Long jump: 1. Hill (ET) 21-72, 22. Partenheimer (McH.) 19-12. Triple jump: 1. Harr (Muk.) 44-8, 9. Partenheimer (McH.) 41-0. Shot put: 1. Lombardino (Gr.) 61-12, 23. Mroz (CLS) 42-7. High jump: 1. Wells (Gr.) 6-10, t3. Postal (McH.) 6-2, t17. Schwartz (McH.) 5-8, t17. Richartz (McH.) 5-8, t17. Prejna (RB) 5-8. Pole vault: 1. Richartz (McH) 13-6, 2. Ford (McH) 13-6, 7. Dahl (CLS) 11-6, t10 Ivers (CLS) 10-6, t10. Hellios (McH) 10-6. 4x800 relay: 1. Brookfield East 8:00.27, 2. CL South 8:03.97, 3. McHenry 8:13.90, 10. Richmond-Burton 9:02.91. 55 hurdles: 1. Boyer (La.) 7.97, 23. Sheedlo (RB) 9.19.

Winners and top-6 local finishers 3,200 meters: 1. Wagner (PR) 11:49.37, 6. Sanchez (Hamp.) 12:41.95. 4x800 relay: 1. Burlington Central 10:10.95, 3. Hampshire 10:30.64, 5. Harvard 10:51.03. 55 hurdles: 1. Tillmon (RE) 8.91, 4. Graff (Hamp.) 9.51. 55 meters: 1. Rodriguez (ACC) 7.49, 3. Weber (PR) 7.69, 4. Coakley (PR) 7.81. 800 meters: 1. Liz (ACC) 2:19.56, 5. Harris (PR) 2:37.31. 4x200 relay: 1. Hampshire 1:50.78, 5. Prairie Ridge 1:56.46. 400 meters: 1. Wolf (BC) 1:03.08, 5. Lockwood (PR) 1:05.70, 6. Evans (Hamp.) 1:07.72. 1,600 meters: 1. Weidner (BV) 5:37.77. 200 meters: 1. Rodriguez (ACC) 26.67, 2. Weber (PR) 27.78, 5. Coakley (PR) 28.04. 4x400 relay: 1. Hampshire 4:10.89. Shot put: 1. J. Dumoulin (Hamp.) 36-6, 3. Neckopulos (PR) 33-2, 6. Baxter (Hamp.) 30-0. Triple jump: 1. N. Dumoulin (Hamp.) 32-5, 4. Lockwood (PR) 30-22. Long jump: 1. Pagan (Hamp.) 17-8, 6. Gering (Hamp.) 14-4. High jump: 1. Trupp (BC) 5-2, 5. Kreuger (Hamp. ) 4-10, 6. Fouch (Hamp.) 4-10. Pole vault: 1. Trupp (BC) 12-0, 3. Strom (PR) 9-0, 6. Freund (Hamp.) 7-6. Friday’s Results


Winner and local team scores: 1. Lake Central 82, 14. McHenry 14, 22. Crystal Lake South 2, 25. RichmondBurton 1. Winners and top-10 local finishers 55 meters: 1. Ellis (Warren Township) 7.13, 8. D’Angelo (McH.) 7.61. 55 hurdles: 1. Sangster (Grant) 9.05, 8. Moore (McH.) 9.88, 10. Howie (McH.) 10.05. 200 meters: 1. Ellis (WT) 25.25. 400 meters: 1. Ellis (WT) 56.51, 4. D’Angelo (McH.) 1:01.53. 800 meters: 1. Baggett (Young) 2:22.13. 1,600 meters: 1. Rehberg (Grayslake North) 5:14.91, 7. Biederwolf (CLS) 5:32.44. 3,200 meters: 1. Palacios (Mundelein) 10:59.12. Pole vault: 1. Schmidt (Lake Forest) 12-0. Long jump: 1. Moricz (Lake Central) 18-11. Triple jump: 1. Jones (Brooks College Prep) 36-2, 8. Kelly (RB) 33-4. Shot put: 1. Dunham (Grant) 39-6, 5. Szamlewski (McH.) 34-10, 9. Nicolay (McH.) 33-10. 4x200 relay: 1. Brooks College Prep 1:48.82. 4x400 relay: 1. Young 4:09.98. 4x800 relay: 1. Young 10:19.83, 10. Richmond-Burton 11:04.76.


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WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Blackhawks 28 23 2 3 49 95 St. Louis 28 16 10 2 34 85 Detroit 28 13 10 5 31 73 Columbus 29 11 12 6 28 64 Nashville 28 11 11 6 28 65 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Minnesota 27 15 10 2 32 70 Vancouver 26 13 7 6 32 75 Calgary 26 11 11 4 26 75 Edmonton 27 10 11 6 26 66 Colorado 27 10 13 4 24 69 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 27 20 3 4 44 90 Los Angeles 26 14 10 2 30 76 Phoenix 28 13 11 4 30 77 San Jose 26 12 8 6 30 62 Dallas 27 12 12 3 27 69 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 29 21 8 0 42 106 New Jersey 29 13 10 6 32 72 N.Y. Islanders 28 13 12 3 29 83 N.Y. Rangers 27 13 12 2 28 65 Philadelphia 29 13 15 1 27 79 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Montreal 28 19 5 4 42 90 Boston 26 19 4 3 41 80 Ottawa 28 14 8 6 34 68 Toronto 29 15 12 2 32 86 Buffalo 28 10 14 4 24 73 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Winnipeg 28 15 11 2 32 76 Carolina 27 15 11 1 31 82 Tampa Bay 28 12 15 1 25 92 Washington 27 11 15 1 23 73 Florida 29 7 16 6 20 70

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Singles No. 1: Kim (RM) d. Asperga, 21-15, 21-7 No. 2: Cantieri (RM) d. Anderson, 21-18, 21-14 No. 3: Murray (M) d. Pietura, 21-17, 21-11 No. 4: Soyolmaa (RM) d. Mizser, 21-12, 21-7 No. 5: Wootton (RM) d. Folino, 21-15, 21-12 No. 6: Ignatova (RM) d. Thompson, 19-21, 21-17, 21-18 No. 7: Jablonski (M) d. Buckholt, 20-22, 21-17, 21-12 Doubles No. 1: Asperga/Anderson (M) d. Kim/ Cantieri, 21-19, 19-21, 21-15 No. 2: Folino/Skowron (M) d. Ray/ Ignatova, 21-17, 25-27, 23-21 No. 3: Murray/Mizser d. Sogolmaa/ Pietura, 21-18, 22-20 No. 4: Wootton/Poduch (RM) d. Schwartz/Tarenski, 21-4, 21-13 No. 5: Buckholt/Gallagher (RM) d. Dyer/Thompson, 21-18, 21-17 No. 6: Lukose/Song (RM) d. Jablonski/ Lameka, 19-21, 21-12, 21-15 No. 7: Shan/Khan (RM) d. Lim/Marquardt, 21-17, 21-15

STEVENSON 14, MCHENRY 0 Singles No. 1: Cai (S) d. Asperga, 21-11, 21-9 No. 2: Lee (S) d. Anderson, 21-9, 21-12 No. 3: Zhang (S) d. Murray, 21-1, 21-7 No. 4: Chen (S) d. Mizser, 21-9, 21-7 No. 5: To (S) d. Dyer, 21-13, 21-13 No. 6: Lu (S) d. Jablonski, 21-16, 21-14 No. 7: Lui (S) d. Lameka, 21-11, 21-8 Doubles No. 1: Cai/Lee (S) d. Asperga/Anderson, 21-2, 21-11 No. 2: Chen/Zhang (S) d. Folino/Skowron, 21-7, 21-4 No. 3: Chen/To (S) d. Murray/Mizser, 21-8, 21-11 No. 4: Schroeder/Lui (S) d. Schwartz/ Tarenski, 21-18, 21-13 No. 5: Li/Wang (S) d. Dyer/Thompson, 21-18, 21-17 No. 6: Lai/Shanmugasu (S) d. Jablonski/Lameka, 21-4, 21-7 No. 7: Liu/Ecanow (S) d. Lim/Marquardt, 21-9, 21-12


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WP: Amberg (2IP, 1H, 0ER, 0R, 0BB, 3K). LP: Lalor (0-1, 1/3IP, 4H, 7R, 7ER, 4BB, 0K). Top hitters: AH– Talbert 1-1 (R, RBI), Tieman 1-2, Ogle 1-3 (R).

ALDEN-HEBRON 15 HARTSBURG-EMDEN 1 Alden-Hebron Hartsburg

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WP: Tieman (1-0, 3IP, 1R, 1H, 1ER, 1BB, 4K). LP: Stande (21/3IP, 4H, 8R, 3ER, 5BB, 2K). Top hitters: AH– Nelson 2-2 (3R, 2BB), Glenn 2-3 (2R, 2RBI), Ogle 1-3 (R, 2RBI, BB).

BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 4A STATE FINALS Championship Chicago Simeon 58, Stevenson 40 Third-place game Edwardsville 57, Proviso East 56

CLASS 3A STATE FINALS Championship Chicago Morgan Park 63, Cahokia 48 Third-place game Limestone 58, Chicago Orr 49

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 40 26 .606 Bulls 36 29 .554 Milwaukee 32 32 .500 Detroit 23 44 .343 Cleveland 22 44 .333 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 38 25 .603 Brooklyn 38 27 .585 Boston 36 29 .554 Toronto 26 40 .394 Philadelphia 25 40 .385 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami 50 14 .781 Atlanta 36 29 .554 Washington 23 42 .354 Orlando 18 48 .273 Charlotte 14 52 .212 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio 51 16 .761 Memphis 44 20 .688 Houston 36 30 .545 Dallas 31 34 .477 New Orleans 22 44 .333 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Oklahoma City 49 17 .742 Denver 45 22 .672 Utah 33 32 .508 Portland 30 34 .469 Minnesota 22 41 .349 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 45 21 .682 Golden State 37 30 .552 L.A. Lakers 35 32 .522 Sacramento 23 43 .348 Phoenix 22 45 .328 x-clinched playoff spot

GB — 3½ 7 17½ 18 GB — 1 3 13½ 14 GB — 14½ 27½ 33 37 GB — 5½ 14½ 19 28½ GB — 4½ 15½ 18 25½ GB — 8½ 10½ 22 23½

Saturday’s Games Washington 127, Phoenix 105 Boston 105, Charlotte 88 Philadelphia 98, Indiana 91 San Antonio 119, Cleveland 113 Detroit at Portland, (n) Memphis at Utah, (n) Today’s Games Orlando at Milwaukee, noon Miami at Toronto, noon New York at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SATURDAY’S TOURNAMENT SCORES America East Conference Championship Albany (NY) 61, Hartford 52 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship Saint Joseph’s 47, Fordham 46 Big Sky Conference Championship Montana 56, N. Colorado 43 Big West Conference Championship Cal Poly 63, Pacific 49 Colonial Athletic Association Semifinals Delaware 75, Hofstra 54 Drexel 50, James Madison 34 Conference USA Championship Tulsa 75, UCF 66 Mid-American Conference Championship Cent. Michigan 86, Akron 68 Missouri Valley Conference Semifinals Illinois St. 64, Creighton 61, OT Wichita St. 75, N. Iowa 71, OT

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America East Conference Championship Albany (NY) 53, Vermont 49 Atlantic 10 Conference Semifinals Saint Louis 67, Butler 56 VCU 71, UMass 62 Atlantic Coast Conference Semifinals Miami 81, NC State 71 North Carolina 79, Maryland 76 Big East Conference Championship Kansas 70, Kansas St. 54 Louisville 78, Syracuse 61 Big Sky Conference Championship Montana 67, Weber St. 64 Big Ten Conference Semifinals Ohio St. 61, Michigan St. 58 Wisconsin 68, Indiana 56 Conference USA Championship Memphis 91, Southern Miss. 79, 2OT Mid-American Conference Championship Akron 65, Ohio 46 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship NC A&T 57, Morgan St. 54 Mountain West Conference Championship New Mexico 63, UNLV 56 Southeastern Conference Semifinals Florida 61, Alabama 51 Mississippi 64, Vanderbilt 52 Southland Conference Semifinals Northwestern St. 68, Stephen F. Austin 66 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Southern U. 45, Prairie View 44



MILWAUKEE* 3:05 p.m.

ARIZONA* 3:05 p.m.

* Spring training




11:30 a.m.: Boston at Pittsburgh, NBC 6:30 p.m.: Buffalo at Washington, NBCSN

SOCCER Noon: MLS, Houston at Dallas, ESPN2

TENNIS 2 p.m.: ATP World Tour/WTA, BNP Paribas Open, men’s and women’s championships, ESPN2


2 — 8 1 — 1

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon: Southeastern Conference, championship, Florida vs. Mississippi, ABC Noon: Atlantic 10 Conference, championship, Saint Louis vs. VCU, CBS Noon: Atlantic Coast Conference, championship, Miami (Fla.) vs. North Carolina, ESPN 2:30 p.m.: Big Ten Conference, championship, Wisconsin vs. Ohio State, CBS 5 p.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, Selection Show, CBS 8 p.m.: National Invitational Tournament, Selection Show, ESPNU

NBA BASKETBALL 2:30 p.m.: New York at L.A. Clippers, NBC

8 p.m. 9 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

GA 162 154 171 183 179 GA 155 173 159 180 181 GA 158 165 158 195 169 GA 156 184 168 166 191 GA 168 154 148 153 169 GA 147 185 168 198 178

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Saturday’s Games Toronto 6, Rochester 1 St. John’s 4, Hamilton 3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Portland 2 Providence 5, Springfield 2 Hershey 1, Bridgeport 0, OT Connecticut 3, Manchester 0 Binghamton 5, Norfolk 1 Syracuse 6, Albany 2 Milwaukee 3, Grand Rapids 1 Peoria 4, Rockford 0 Today’s Games Rockford at Wolves, 3 p.m. Albany at Bridgeport, 2 p.m. Texas at Charlotte, 2 p.m. Springfield at Connecticut, 2 p.m. Manchester at Providence, 2:05 p.m. Toronto at Lake Erie, 3 p.m. Grand Rapids at Peoria, 3:05 p.m. Abbotsford at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Adirondack at Hershey, 4 p.m.

MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Montreal 3 0 0 9 5 Philadelphia 2 1 0 6 4 Columbus 1 1 1 4 5 Kansas City 1 1 1 4 4 D.C. 1 1 1 4 1 Toronto FC 1 2 0 3 3 Houston 1 0 0 3 2 New England 1 1 0 3 1 New York 0 1 2 2 4 Fire 0 2 1 1 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Vancouver 2 0 0 6 3 Real Salt Lake 1 1 1 4 3 San Jose 1 1 1 4 3 Los Angeles 1 0 0 3 4 Chivas USA 1 1 0 3 3 FC Dallas 1 1 0 3 2 Portland 0 1 2 2 5 Colorado 0 2 1 1 2 Seattle 0 1 1 1 1

GA 2 4 3 3 2 4 0 1 5 5 GA 1 2 4 0 4 3 6 4 2

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Games Sporting Kansas City 0, Fire 0, tie New York 0, D.C. United 0, tie Montreal 2, Toronto FC 1 Philadelphia 1, New England 0 Columbus 1, San Jose 1, tie Real Salt Lake 1, Colorado 1, tie Seattle FC 1, Portland 1, tie Today’s Games Houston at FC Dallas, noon Chivas USA at Los Angeles, 4 p.m.


at Dodgers*/ at Seattle* 3:05 p.m./9:05 p.m. none/MLBN

TEXAS* 3:05 p.m.


3 p.m.: MLB, spring training, Cubs split-squad at Oakland, WGN 3 p.m.: MLB, spring training, Texas at Cubs split-squad, AM-720 8 p.m.: World Baseball Classic, semiinal, Puerto Rico vs. Japan, MLBN


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at Anaheim 9 p.m. CSN AM-720

Next Game March 24 CHIVAS USA


WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SLPts GF Grand Rapids 60 36 20 2 2 76 195 Wolves 58 29 20 5 4 67 158 Milwaukee 60 30 24 3 3 66 152 Rockford 61 31 28 1 1 64 188 Peoria 61 26 28 4 3 59 148 North Division GP W L OL SLPts GF Toronto 59 33 20 2 4 72 188 Rochester 60 32 24 3 1 68 192 Abbotsford 64 28 27 3 6 65 137 Lake Erie 62 27 26 2 7 63 172 Hamilton 61 24 31 1 5 54 129 South Division GP W L OL SLPts GF Texas 61 35 16 4 6 80 184 Charlotte 62 35 22 2 3 75 188 Houston 61 31 22 4 4 70 166 Okla. City 59 29 22 2 6 66 186 San Antonio 59 27 26 1 5 60 155 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SLPts GF Providence 61 37 19 0 5 79 175 Portland 61 34 22 3 2 73 181 Manchester 61 29 25 3 4 65 177 Worcester 59 28 24 1 6 63 151 St. John’s 62 25 32 1 4 55 153 East Division GP W L OL SLPts GF Syracuse 62 37 17 3 5 82 214 Binghamton 62 37 19 1 5 80 186 W.B./Scrntn 63 34 26 2 1 71 150 Hershey 61 29 24 3 5 66 156 Norfolk 61 29 27 4 1 63 152 Northeast Division GP W L OL SLPts GF Springfield 60 34 17 5 4 77 186 Connecticut 62 29 25 5 3 66 178 Albany 59 27 21 1 10 65 159 Bridgeport 60 25 25 6 4 60 175 Adirondack 60 24 31 2 3 53 144

Chicago Sporting KC

PORTLAND 7 p.m. CSN AM-1000

at Cincinnati* 3:05 p.m.

6 p.m.: NHRA, Gatornationals, ESPN2 (same-day tape) 11:30 a.m.: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Food City 500, Fox



at Kansas City* 3:05 p.m.

GA 70 55 61 83 88

First Period–1, Chicago, Toews 12 (Leddy, Saad), 9:05. 2, Chicago, Toews 13 (Saad, Keith), 10:40. 3, Chicago, Leddy 3 (Stalberg, Bickell), 17:54. Second Period–4, Chicago, Oduya 2 (Stalberg, Bickell), 8:01. 5, Chicago, Hossa 12 (Kane, Seabrook), 12:18. 6, Chicago, Hossa 13 (Toews, Kane), 19:09 (pp). Third Period–7, Chicago, Keith 2 (Bickell, Stalberg), 2:06. 8, Dallas, Daley 2 (Ja.Benn, Whitney), 6:30 (pp). 9, Chicago, Kane 15 (Bolland, Leddy), 9:59 (pp). Shots on Goal–Chicago 11-9-14–34. Dallas 3-5-11–19. Goalies–Chicago, Crawford. Dallas, Lehtonen, Bachman. A–18,584 (18,532). T–2:27.

March Monday at Colorado Wednesday at Anaheim 25 LOS ANGELES 26 CALGARY 29 ANAHEIM 31 at Detroit April 1 NASHVILLE 4 St. Louis

at San Diego* 3:05 p.m.

GA 79 81 91 67 88

Saturday’s Games Blackhawks 8, Dallas 1 Winnipeg 5, Toronto 4, SO Columbus 1, Phoenix 0, SO Boston 4, Washington 1 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Ottawa 4, Buffalo 3, OT Minnesota 6, Colorado 4 Montreal 2, New Jersey 1 Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Florida 3 St. Louis 2, Anaheim 1, OT Detroit at Vancouver, (n) San Jose at Los Angeles, (n) Today’s Games Boston at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 4 p.m. Buffalo at Washington, 6 p.m. Nashville at Edmonton, 7 p.m.

Chicago Dallas

at Oakland*/ TEXAS* WGN/AM-720 3:05 p.m.

GA 66 69 78 64 81




at Colorado 8 p.m. CSN+ AM-1000

GA 68 72 87 79 84

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.



GA 60 80 73 76 74






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First half–None. Second half–None. Goalies–Chicago, Sean Johnson; Sporting Kansas City, Jimmy Nielsen.

Noon: Horizon League, championship, Loyola vs. Green Bay, ESPNU 2 p.m.: Missouri Valley Conference, championship, Illinois State vs. Wichita State, CSN 4 p.m.: Northeast Conference, championship, St. Francis (Pa.) at Quinnipiac, ESPNU

MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE 2 p.m.: Metropolitan Classic, Colgate vs. Michigan, ESPNU

GOLF 8 a.m.: European PGA Tour, Avantha Masters, inal round, TGC (same-day tape) Noon: PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Classic, inal round, TGC 2 p.m.: PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Classic, inal round, NBC 3 p.m.: LPGA, Founders Cup, inal round, TGC 6:30 p.m.: Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic, inal round, TGC (same-day tape)




Average Speed of Race Winner: 81.872 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 57 minutes, 11 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.023 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 54 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Allgaier 1-62; T.Bayne 63-75; K.Busch 76-167; B.Keselowski 168193; K.Harvick 194-236; K.Busch 237-300.

NCAA Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Miami Pk North Carolina Southeastern Conference At Nashville, Tenn. Championship Florida 10½ Mississippi Atlantic 10 Conference At Brooklyn, N.Y. Championship Saint Louis Pk VCU Big Ten Conference At Chicago Championship Ohio St. 2 Wisconsin

NASCAR NATIONWIDE JEFF FOXWORTHY’S GRIT CHIPS 300 RESULTS Saturday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (13) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 300 laps, 144.1 rating, 0 points, $51,450. 2. (12) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 300, 111.2, 42, $46,634. 3. (14) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 300, 102.3, 41, $28,800. 4. (3) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 300, 105.9, 40, $32,416. 5. (7) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 300, 120.4, 0, $25,575. 6. (4) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 300, 112, 38, $21,900. 7. (11) Chris Buescher, Ford, 300, 90.6, 37, $21,535. 8. (1) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 300, 111.6, 37, $31,461. 9. (16) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 300, 85.4, 35, $27,841. 10. (8) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 300, 96.5, 34, $28,766. 11. (2) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 300, 92.1, 33, $27,291. 12. (10) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 300, 90.8, 33, $27,191. 13. (9) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 300, 83.2, 31, $27,091. 14. (15) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 300, 83.3, 30, $27,041. 15. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 299, 113.1, 0, $20,850. 16. (18) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 299, 73.7, 28, $27,541. 17. (34) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 299, 64.1, 0, $20,200. 18. (17) Reed Sorenson, Ford, 299, 73.2, 26, $26,816. 19. (26) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 298, 64.6, 25, $26,716. 20. (29) Scott Riggs, Ford, 298, 59.4, 0, $27,341. 21. (24) Eric McClure, Toyota, 296, 53.2, 23, $26,591. 22. (27) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 296, 53.6, 22, $26,541. 23. (33) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 296, 53.7, 21, $26,491. 24. (20) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 293, 60.4, 20, $26,441. 25. (39) Blake Koch, Toyota, 292, 40.8, 19, $26,866. 26. (31) Dexter Stacey, Ford, 292, 43.4, 18, $19,650. 27. (37) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 291, 37.9, 17, $26,266. 28. (36) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 285, 35.2, 16, $26,191. 29. (38) Brad Teague, Toyota, 271, 34.1, 15, $26,141. 30. (35) Jason White, Toyota, accident, 26, 44.7, 14, $25,891. 31. (25) Hal Martin, Toyota, accident, 158, 56, 13, $25,386. 32. (30) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, accident, 157, 51.8, 12, $25,251. 33. (22) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, accident, 122, 62.4, 11, $25,136. 34. (19) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 104, 60.2, 10, $25,101. 35. (32) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, accident, 102, 38, 9, $18,405. 36. (5) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, engine, 85, 57.5, 8, $24,691. 37. (28) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 38, 29.7, 7, $16,990. 38. (21) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, vibration, 7, 34.2, 0, $16,931. 39. (23) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, ignition, 7, 30.3, 5, $16,830. 40. (40) Michael McDowell, Toyota, handling, 2, 29.2, 0, $16,805.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP FOOD CITY 500 LINEUP After Friday qualifying; race today At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 129.535. 2. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 128.995. 3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 128.96. 4. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 128.528. 5. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 128.356. 6. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 128.288. 7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 128.211. 8. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 128.005. 9. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 127.946. 10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.877. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 127.869. 12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 127.852. 13. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 127.835. 14. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 127.792. 15. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 127.588. 16. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 127.512. 17. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 127.47. 18. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 127.453. 19. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 127.393. 20. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 127.377. 21. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 127.36. 22. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 127.36. 23. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 127.3. 24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 127.258. 25. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.132. 26. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 126.595. 27. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 126.578. 28. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 126.528. 29. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 126.42. 30. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 126.403. 31. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.237. 32. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 125.947. 33. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 125.848. 34. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 125.74. 35. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 125.732. 36. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 125.708. 37. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, Owner Points. 38. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 39. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, Owner Points. 40. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, Owner Points. Failed to Qualify 44. (44) Scott Riggs, Ford, 124.452.

BASEBALL MLB PRESEASON Friday’s Games White Sox 15, Cubs 3 Detroit 4, Toronto 2 St. Louis 5, Washington 1 N.Y. Mets 5, Atlanta 2 Tampa Bay 3, Philadelphia 1, 10 innings Pittsburgh 3, Houston 2 N.Y. Yankees 7, Miami 3 Baltimore 3, Boston (ss) 3, tie, 10 innings San Francisco 5, Texas 2 Kansas City (ss) 7, San Diego (ss) 5 San Diego (ss) 8, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 7 Seattle 8, L.A. Angels 5 Milwaukee 4, Cleveland 3 Arizona 2, Oakland 2, tie Boston (ss) 5, Minnesota 0 Colorado 5, Cincinnati 1 L.A. Dodgers (ss) 8, Kansas City (ss) 1 Saturday’s Games Cubs (ss) 5, Texas (ss) 1 White Sox 11, Oakland (ss) 5 Cubs (ss) 8, Kansas City 3 Detroit 3, St. Louis 0 Baltimore 3, Toronto 1 Minnesota 2, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 0 Boston 9, Tampa Bay 2 Miami 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Texas (ss) 4, L.A. Dodgers 0 Oakland (ss) 13, L.A. Angels 13, tie Milwaukee 9, Cincinnati (ss) 9, tie Cincinnati (ss) 7, San Francisco (ss) 6 San Diego 10, Arizona 6 Seattle 5, Colorado 2 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 0

Houston 4, Washington 2 San Francisco (ss) vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., (n) Today’s Games Cubs (ss) vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Cubs (ss) at Las Vegas, Nev., 3:05 p.m. White Sox vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:35 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Colorado vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 5:15 p.m.

FAVORITE at Milwaukee Miami at L.A. Clippers New Orleans at Houston Oklahoma City at Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers FAVORITE at Pittsburgh at Ottawa at Washington at Edmonton

NBA LINE 10½ 6½ 10½ 2 6½ 5½ 4 8½

UNDERDOG Orlando at Toronto New York at Minnesota Golden State at Dallas Atlanta Sacramento

NHL LINE UNDERDOG -140 Boston -125 Winnipeg -140 Buffalo -125 Nashville

LINE +120 +105 +120 +105

TRANSACTIONS PROS BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Optioned RHP Dylan Bundy to Bowie (EL) and RHP Todd Redmond to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX–Optioned C Daniel Butler and RHP Alex Wilson to Pawtucket (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS–Reassigned RHP Billy Buckner, RHP Robert Coello and OF Trent Oeltjen to their minor league camp. MINNESOTA TWINS–Optioned OF Oswaldo Arcia to Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES–Placed RHP Michael Pineda on the 60-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS–Released LHP Garrett Olson. TAMPA BAY RAYS–Optioned RHP Josh Lueke and OF Brandon Guyer to Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS–Claimed RHP Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from Kansas City. National League CINCINNATI REDS–Optioned RHP Curtis Partch, IF Henry Rodriguez, 1B Neftali Soto and RHP Pedro Villarreal to Louisville (IL) and 1B/OF Donald Lutz to Pensacola (SL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS–Optioned RHP Hiram Burgos to Nashville (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Optioned RHP Michael Blazek and RHP Eric Fornataro to Memphis (PCL). FOOTBALL National Football League GREEN BAY PACKERS–Re-signed LB Robert Francois. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS–Re-signed CB Kyle Arrington and CB Aqib Talib. Signed S Adrian Wilson. Released WR Brandon Lloyd. NEW YORK GIANTS–Signed LB Dan Connor. NEW YORK JETS–Re-signed K Nick Folk. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS–Signed S Craig Dahl to a three-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS–Signed DE Michael Bennett. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES–Claimed F Adam Hall off waivers from Tampa Bay. FLORIDA PANTHERS–Returned D Nolan Yonkman to San Antonio Rampage (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES–Activated F Vladimir Tarasenko off injured reserve. Placed F T.J. Oshie placed on injured reserve. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING–Recalled F Dana Tyrell from Syracuse (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS–Assigned D Cameron Schilling to Hershey (AHL). ECHL ECHL–Suspended Fort Wayne’s Scott Kishel has been suspended pending a review and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 15 game at Kalamazoo. Fined Las Vegas coach Ryan Mougenel an undisclosed amount for his actions in a March 15 game at Colorado.

COLLEGE NORTHWESTERN–Fired men’s basketball coach Bill Carmody. TEXAS TECH–Retained interim men’s basketball coach Chris Walker. Fired men’s assistant basketball coaches Jeremy Cox and Bubba Jennings; men’s basketball operations assistants Craig Wells and Jim Shaw; and men’s basketball video production assistants Josh Mills and Derrick Jasper.

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“We have so many irons in the fire, we fully anticipate 2014 to be another breakout year.” Rosemary Swierk, president of Direct Steel in Crystal Lake

Women in business are SBA priorities According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, 8 million U.S. businesses are majority women-owned. Women-owned firms have an economic impact of $3 trillion that translates into the creation and/or maintenance of 23 million jobs, 16 percent of all U.S. jobs. Marianne Markowitz, U.S. Small Business Administration regional administrator, was in Crystal Lake Thursday visiting Direct Steel, a woman-owned construction firm. In honor of Women’s History Month, Markowitz is visiting several women-owned businesses each week. Her six-state Midwest office includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Women-owned businesses are the fastest-growing sector in the small business market, she said. “Women opened over 200,000 businesses just over the last year, which equates to about 550 businesses a day,” she said She said government procurement for women-owned businesses is a priority. “We’ve always had a goal to to give Marianne Markow5 percent of government pro- itz, U.S. Small Business Administration curement into the hands of regional adminiswomen-owned trator. businesses,” she said. “Under the Obama administration we were able to put in place the women’s contracting rule, which for the first time lets contracting officers set aside procurement opportunities for women to compete only against women. Now going forward we know that we will meet that (5 percent) goal.” In all there are 28 million small businesses. “We help about a million Americans each year with access to SBA counseling, federal procurement, and financial programs,” Markowitz said. “Through Small Business Jobs Act, the loan limits went from $2 million to $5 million, so as a business owner you can get loan guarantees up to 75 to 85 percent for loans up to $5 million, which is significant,” Markowitz said. “It really helps banks to go further down the risk continuum, and make a loan to a small business which they couldn’t without that guarantee. “We support over 35,000 loans to women-owned businesses totaling about $12 billion,” Markowiz added. “A lot of people do focus on the SBA’s financial assistance. We’re most well known for our loan guarantee programs. But really what we do for our counseling is even more significant. We really do want to highlight that,” Markowitz said. “We have such great resources that are out there that really create opportunity.” Markowitz said the expansion of government spending during the recession was to help small businesses and businesses in general. With the contraction going on in the private sector, it helped a lot of businesses. “A lot of what we do fits into the priorities of building the economy from the middle out,” Markowitz said. “That’s really the whole focus under this term. And building the middle out is helping middle class Americans to succeed. So our programs help small businesses succeed with our access to financial markets, more assistance in the federal procurement area, and counseling.”

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Direct Steel owner and president Rosemary Swierk discusses how Direct Steel benefited from the U.S. Small Business Administration counseling and technical assistance programs.

‘Forging new ground’ Direct Steel benefited from SBA programs By CHRIS CASHMAN CRYSTAL LAKE – “Women are still forging new ground,” said Marianne Markowitz, regional administrator of the Small Business Administration. Markowitz toured Direct Steel Thursday, a woman-owned general contractor, supply and construction firm at 3321 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. President Rosemary Swierk started the company in 2004. “When you see women in engineering and architecture and construction, it is not as typical,” Markowitz said. “You’re atypical, the field you’re in,” she said to Swierk. “I get that a lot,” Swierk replied. Direct Steel is one of several woman-owned businesses Markowitz is visiting in March in honor of Women’s History Month. Swierk said the SBA’s counseling and assistance programs helped to keep her business above water during the recession. “With the recession we really took a look at our business plan in 2009,” Swierk said. That’s when she started focusing on government contracts. “When you’re trying to figure out the federal contracting world, it’s not intuitive,” Swierk said. Swierk said she found help through the SBA’s Women’s Business Development Center, Small Business Development Center, SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and and PTAC (Procurement

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Direct Steel owner and president Rosemary Swierk (left) speaks with Marianne Markowitz, regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Technical Assistance Centers). The PTAC counselor helped her through the maze of government procurement paperwork. “SCORE assigned me a retired general contractor as a mentor,” she said. “That relationship has been very beneficial.” Since then, Direct Steel has constructed projects for a variety of government entities, including the Air Force, Veterans Administration and Army Corps of Engineers, among others.

“I still talk to him once or twice a year at this point,” Swierk said of her SCORE mentor. “And every time I talk to him I still get one or two ‘light bubs,’ pieces of information,” she said. “We love to hear these relationships actually growing into mentor-type situations that are long term,” Markowitz said. “It’s great that you’ve used all of our resource partners.” Direct Steel projects last year included Dorr

Township’s new maintenance facility and town hall, Navistar in Melrose Park, Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, and TC Industries in Prairie Grove. Other local projects included Intermatic in Spring Grove and EPS Inc. in Marengo. “As far as our planning goes, we’re very hopeful that this year is very similar to last year,” Swierk said. “We have so many irons in the fire, we fully anticipate 2014 to be another breakout year.”

Home sales and prices were higher in February in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market, according to an analysis by Re/Max. The number of homes changing hands increased 21 percent and the median price of a home sold last month climbed 4 percent when compared to February of last year. In its analysis of home sales reported by Midwest Real Estate Data LLC, the regional multiple listing service, Re/Max found that February home sales totaled 5,843 units, up from 4,840 a year ago, while the median price advanced to $141,000 after coming in at $135,900 during the prior February. The average market time, which is the time that a home sold in February spent on the market before a sales contract was signed, fell from 175 days in February 2012 to 143 days this year. Sales activity rose in each of the seven counties in the metro area during January. Lake and McHenry counties led the way, each with a 37 percent increase. The other gains were 34 percent in Kendall County, 25 percent in Kane County, 24 percent in DuPage County, 17 percent in Cook County and 8 percent in Will County. For the city of Chicago, sales were up 10 percent. The median sales price rose in six of the seven counties and in Chicago. Lake and McHenry each had a 7 percent gain, while the median price climbed 6 percent in DuPage, 5 percent in Cook, 3 percent in Will and 2 percent in Kane. All seven metro counties, as well as the city of Chicago, showed gains in detached sales activity. The median price rose in six counties and in the city. The largest percentage increase in sales by county was in McHenry, a 39 percent gain, with Lake next at 35 percent. Kane gained 23 percent. As for changes in median price for detached homes, the lone decrease was a 2 percent slip in Cook County to $135,000. Otherwise, the results were: DuPage up 8 percent to $242,250, Kane up 4 percent to $152,000, Kendall up 5 percent to $185,000, Lake up 12 percent to $180,000, McHenry up 6 percent to $155,050 and Will up 3 percent to $160,200. In Chicago, the median price of a detached home climbed 7 percent to $120,000. Clear signs of a rebound also could be seen in February for the attached-home segment of the market. Sales volume rose to 2,143. Sales activity increased 42 percent in Lake, 37 percent in Kendall, 32 percent in Kane and 30 percent in McHenry when compared to sales in February 2012. The median price for attached homes increased 2 percent in DuPage to $110,104, 15 percent in Kendall to $90,000, 6 percent in Lake to $100,450, 3 percent in McHenry to $82,000 and 10 percent in Will to $110,000. In Kane County the median price fell 5 percent to $93,950.


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Understanding state sales tax exemptions I often remind nonprofit leaders that the privilege of being exempt from federal and state income tax does not extend to other areas of taxation. IRS tax-exempt status does not apply to most payroll taxes, certain excise and business income taxes, and state sales tax, which is today’s topic. In fact, we are seeing heightened compliance efforts by state and local governments nationwide with respect to sales tax audits of nonprofits. As you may be aware, many of our governmental units are a bit short of cash these days and are looking high and low for additional revenues. Nonprofits can be an easy target for additional revenue because many nonprofit leaders are not aware of the rules. The first step in understanding the responsibilities of a nonprofit organization with respect to state sales tax is knowing that you have two sets of responsibilities: as a both buyer and seller. Also

important to know is that, unless specifically exempted, your responsibilities are the same as a for-profit business. That means you are required to pay sales tax on purchases, and to collect and remit sales tax on sales. Many organizations get the purchasing side right, because retailers enforce those rules. However, there is often confusion regarding when to charge sales tax on sales, and remit that tax to the state via the filing state sales tax returns. Today’s topic is the exemption allowed nonprofits for purchases. Please visit this column next month as I continue our sales tax discussion with collection and remittance. I will focus on the rules for Illinois, however; if you are conducting activities across state lines you may have multi-state considerations. The Illinois Department of Revenue is our state reporting agency for sales tax and the authority that

NONPROFITS Nancy Gonsiorek determines the applicable exemption. The IDOR exemption and associated “E-Number” allows you to make sales-tax-free purchases, and requires renewal once every five years. There are limits on the exemption. First, the exemption should only be used for purchases of merchandise used for your tax-exempt purpose. Secondly, the IDOR has become increasingly discerning when granting sales tax exemptions. Only “true” Illinois charitable organizations are “worthy” of the E-Number – just having an IRS exemption under section 501(c)(3) is not enough. An important point to remember is your IRS tax-exempt letter and your IDOR tax-exempt letter are not interchangeable!

The benefit of having the E-Number is purely economic: if an organization does not have to pay sales tax, there is more money to support programs. So how do you obtain the E-number? The IDOR provides an application process with specific criteria. You must provide them: • Articles of incorporation, if incorporated, or constitution, if unincorporated. • By-laws. IRS letter, respecting federal tax-exempt status, if your organization has one. • Most recent financial statement (religious organizations do not need to submit a financial statement with the initial request). • A brief narrative that explains purposes, functions, and activities of your organization. Brochures or other printed material explaining the purposes, functions, and activities of your organization. Any other information that describes the purposes, functions, and activities of your organization

Applications are reviewed and determinations made on a case-bycase basis. It has become increasingly important to take the time to prepare a thorough application, and don’t forget to make it easy to review. Remember: our state agencies are becoming less inclined to willingly forgo revenue. Consequently, IDOR representatives are scrutinizing applications, especially your purpose and functions (items 5 and 6, above). However, if you can demonstrate you are worthy, the state sales tax exemption will provide savings that will contribute to your bottom line.

• Nancy Gonsiorek is a Certified Public Accountant providing audit, tax and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. Her firm, Nancy L. Gonsiorek, CPA, LLC is based in Crystal Lake. She can be reached at 815-455-9462 or via email at NancyGonsiorek@

8FACES & PLACES McCann named president of McCann Industries ADDISON – Jim McCann has been named president of McCann Industries Inc. Dennis Kruepke, the former president, remains in the position of chief executive officer. McCann began working with the company as an outside sales representative in 1991 and has assumed progressively more responsibility over the past 22 years. “Jim has learned the business from the ground up,” says Kruepke. “He understands our customers and our products and has excelled in all the positions he’s held within the company. We are confident that McCann Industries will continue to thrive under his leadership.” As vice president of sales and marketing for the past 13 years, McCann has been responsible for managing the company’s growth. He began working for McCann Industries in 1991 as an outside sales representative and was promoted to rental manager in 1997. Two years later, he became sales manager, and within one year was designated as vice president, sales and marketing. The construction equipment and contractor supplies dealer was founded by Richard J. McCann, Jim’s father, in 1967 as McCann Construction Specialties Company to sell concrete forms and accessories and was expanded to include equipment. McCann Power & Equipment was established in 1994 with the acquisition of three Case Construction Equipment dealerships. The two companies merged to become McCann Industries Inc. in 2000. McCann Industries Inc. has seven locations – including McHenry and Wauconda – to service the construction industry. Equipment manufacturers

represented by McCann Industries include Case, Takeuchi, Wacker Neuson, ICS, Allen Engineering, Sullair, and Husqvarna.

Waste Management named to most ethical list LOMBARD – Waste Management Inc., whose divisions operate throughout Illinois and northwest Indiana, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of its 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Ethisphere is a leading international organization dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, governance, anti-corruption and sustainability. The organization recognized Waste Management for the sixth straight year. It cited the company for its strong corporate culture focused on deep commitments to ethics and communities and setting and achieving ambitious sustainability goals. “This recognition from Ethisphere reflects our most fundamental commitment to keeping the environment and our people and our neighbors – safe,” said David Steiner, chief executive officer and president of Waste Management. “As an industry leader, we continue to develop strategies to extract value from waste, which both minimizes our environmental impact and provides more value to our customers.” This is the seventh year Ethisphere has published the rankings. For more information, visit

Re/Max Northern Illinois names Top 20 The Re/Max Northern Illinois real estate network recently honored its associates whose

2012 residential sales achievements earned them coveted spots in its year-end Residential Top 20. Each year, the network gives special recognition to its Top 20 residential brokers and Top 20 residential teams, as well as its Top 3 commercial brokers and teams. John Morrison, a broker associate at Re/Max of Barrington, claimed the No. 1 ranking among residential associates for the first time. The No. 1 rank among residential teams went to Jane Lee of Re/Max Top Performers, Lake Bluff. She won that honor for a ninth consecutive year. A team involves the combined efforts of two or more licensed brokers. Here are the Top 20 Re/Max Northern Illinois residential teams and agents for 2012: Top 20 teams were: Jane Lee, Re/Max Top Performers, Lake Bluff; Matt Kombrink, Re/ Max Great American North, St. Charles/Wasco; Leslie McDonnell, Re/Max Suburban, Libertyville; Marco Amidei, Re/ Max Suburban, Libertyville; Andee Hausman, Re/Max Experts, Buffalo Grove; Bernie Cobb, Jr., Re/Max of Naperville, Naperville; Lance Kammes, Re/ Max Suburban, Wheaton; Cindy Banks, Re/Max Cornerstone, West Chicago; Alex Rullo, Re/ Max Great American North, St. Charles/Wasco; Susan Coveny, Re/Max Prestige, Long Grove; Tim Binning, Re/Max All Pro, Bloomingdale; Kat Becker, Re/ Max Advantage Realty, Antioch; Linda O’Donnell, Re/Max Signature, Chicago; Rosemary West, Re/Max Professionals Select, Naperville; Paul Wells, Re/Max of Barrington, Barrington; Robert Wisdom, Re/ Max Horizon, Elgin; Wayne Reuter, Re/Max Excels, Geneva; Alexander Pagonis, Re/Max Professionals Select,

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Mike’s Service Center, 261 Liberty Drive, Crystal Lake, was presented with a Crystal Lake Chamber 30-year Member Recognition Award. Pictured (from left) are: Kathryn I. Martens, library director at Crystal Lake Public Library; Kevin Fraser of Mike’s Service Center; Mike Fraser, owner of Mike’s Service Center; Gary Reece, president of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce; Al Adams of Mike’s Service Center; Dan Carzoli of Mike’s Service Center; Tad Walters, owner of ServicePlus Insurance Agency; Bonnie Miller of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce; Mike LaComb, owner of Eagle Advertise, Design & Print; and Scott Miller of Exemplar Financial Network.

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Brian Atkins of Atkins and Associates opened new offices in downtown Cary at 117 W. Main St. Atkins and Associates is a wealth enhancement firm offering expertise in establishing a customized, flexible financial roadmap for clients. For more information, call 847-639-7830 or visit Pictured (from left) are Cary Grove Chamber Executive Director Suzanne Corr, Cary Mayor Tom Kierna, Chuck Barrett of Frisch & Barrett Insurance Agency, Brian Atkins and Scott Laudick of Atkins and Associates, John Pletz of ServiceMaster by Pletz, Dave Evans of Evans Carpet Cleaning Plus and Chris Stilling of the village of Cary.

Naperville; Thomas Domasik, Re/Max 10, Palos Park; and Jeff Jordan, Re/Max Excels, Geneva. Top 20 brokers were: John Morrison, Re/Max of Barrington, Barrington; Kristi Gunther, Re/Max Exclusive Properties, Chicago; Steve Malik, Re/Max Professionals Select, Naperville; Robert Padron, Re/Max Cityview, Chicago; Marlene Granacki, Re/Max Exclusive

Properties, Chicago; Sarah Leonard, Re/Max Suburban, Schaumburg; Mimi Burke, Re/ Max of Barrington, Barrington; Sharon Gidley, Re/Max Unlimited Northwest, Algonquin; Jill Clark, Re/Max Professionals Select, Naperville; Edward Lukasik, Jr., Re/Max Professionals, Bolingbrook; Larry Leibovitz, Re/Max Experts, Buffalo Grove; Sharon Falco, Re/Max Central, Roselle; Christine Lee, Re/Max

Showcase, Long Grove; Hasani Steele, Re/Max Premier Properties, Chicago; Daniel McGovern, Re/Max Properties Northwest, Park Ridge; David Cobb, Re/ Max All Properties, New Lenox; Linda Price, Re/Max of Naperville, Naperville; Bert Gor, Re/Max Professionals Select, Naperville; Sue Hedlund, Re/ Max Suburban, Wheaton; and Anna Klarck, Re/Max Showcase, Long Grove.

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Wednesday, March 20

• 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. • 11:30 a.m.: Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber Alliance of Professional Women hosts a luncheon at Montarra Grill 1491 S. Randall Road, Algonquin. Cost is $15 for members and partners and $20 for nonmembers. RSVP: 847658-5300. • 5 to 7 p.m.: Multi-Chamber Mixer Hosted by Women In Management, 31 North Banquet and Conference Center, 217 N. Front St., McHenry.

• 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. • 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Algonquin/ Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts wwWednesday Social Media Meet Up at chamber office,

2114 W. Algonquin Road, in Lake in the Hills. Blogging, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Facebook, noon to 1:30 p.m.; and LinkedIn, 2 to 3 p.m. Information: 847-658-5300. • Noon to 1 p.m.: “Causes and Cures for our Modern Stress Epidemic” Bring Your Lunch N’ Learn, McHenry Area Chamber Office, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry. Free.

Thursday, March 21 •7:30 to 8:30 a.m.: “HR for Business in 3 Easy Steps” (step 3) Breakfast N’ Learn, McHenry Area Chamber Office, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry. Free breakfast at 7 a.m. • 7:45 a.m.: Power Partners of Cary Grove, Century 21/Sketchbook 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Information: Ryan Fain, 815-353-8600. • 5 to 7 p.m.: Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber Business after Hours Mixer from at Vander Weit Chiropractic, 290 Stonegate Road, Algonquin. Information: 847-658-5300. • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Young Profes-

sionals Meeting, Buddyz Riverwalk, 1138 N. Green St., McHenry.

Friday, March 22 • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.: “Do’s & Don’ts of a Mixer” Networking Extravaganza, McHenry Area Chamber Office, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry. Free.

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.

Saturday, March 23 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Crystal Lake chamber Home & Business Expo, Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake.

Sunday, March 24 • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Crystal Lake chamber Home & Business Expo, Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake.

Tuesday, March 26 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Business Network, Algonquin Bank & Trust, 4049 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Information: Laura Sinnaeve, 847-204-4899. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s

Wednesday, March 27 • 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. Route 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.

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Can I motivate my parents? Dear Dave, My parents are close to retirement and very heavily leveraged. Do you have any advice on how I can help motivate them to succeed financially?

– Jack

Dear Jack, I appreciate your concern for your mom and dad, but I’m not sure you can motivate anyone to do something. Sometimes people don’t have motivation because they’ve lost hope. In turn, it’s that sense of hopelessness that keeps them from moving forward. I think in these situations the best you can do is to show them hope. And one of the best ways to do that is to share your own story. You can also examine the numbers with them to show that the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t always an oncoming train. I do this a lot with callers on my radio show. After we look at the pieces of the puzzle together, I might show them how they can pay off $50,000 of debt in a year’s time. Most of these people aren’t bankrupt; they’re just plain scared. So there’s a lot of power in that little word “hope.” Sit down with your parents and let them know how much you love them and want them to enjoy their retirement. See if you can find out how much income they have

DAVE SAYS Dave Ramsey versus the amount of debt they’ve piled up, then begin to formulate a step-by-step plan. Show them how they can begin to get traction and free up their money by living on a budget and getting out of debt. You can even offer to be their counselor or accountability partner. You want them to be safe and secure in their retirement, and they deserve some dignity after working hard all their lives. So, in my mind, hope is the best thing you can offer. Motivation is a different story. That has to come from within. You can’t really motivate the unmotivated.

– Dave

Dear Dave, What do you think about rent-to-own housing? I’m not sure we’re financially ready to buy yet, but we don’t like giving money to landlords. Is rent-to-own a wise compromise?

– Mike

Dear Mike, I wouldn’t recommend getting mixed up in a rent-toown situation. I don’t think it’s a wise compromise, and it’s also the kind of deal that works out well for the landlord, not the buyer.

If you’re not financially ready to purchase a house, then you need to get your life in order before you take on a major commitment like becoming a homeowner. Get your debts paid off, get an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses in place, and save up for a down payment of 20 percent. I know it’ll take some time and it might be difficult, but that’s what I’d recommend. Buying a home when you’re broke, or trying to trick the system with a rentto-own deal, usually doesn’t work. I spent a lot of time in the real estate business, and I still own several properties. I don’t do these deals because statistically the majority of people who rent to own never end up owning the property. Take my advice and go slow, Mike. When you buy a home, you want it to be a blessing, not a burden!

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Foundation seminar to feature estate planning CRYSTAL LAKE – The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation continues the MCC Educational Seminar Series at 6 p.m.Thursday on “Five Critical Estate Planning Documents that Everyone Should Have” in the Scot Room, located in rear of cafeteria, at McHenry County College. Guest speaker is Jeffrey

Gottlieb, attorney for the Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch in Palatine. He will explain how the five following estate planning documents are critical for everyone to have completed: wills, living trust, beneficiary designations, power of attorney for property and medical directives or commonly known as Power of Attorney for Health Care and

Living Will. The seminars are free and open to the public. The college is located at 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake. To reserve a seat or to view the full event schedule, visit For more information, call the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation Office at 815-455-8556.

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Small businesses find ways to beat skills shortage By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK – There are three jobs open at Rodon Group, a plastic parts manufacturer near Philadelphia. But despite the reports of a shortage of skilled workers nationwide, CEO Michael Araten isn’t sweating it. Rodon, located in Hatfield, Pa., works with local community colleges to make sure students — the firm’s prospective employees — get the skills they need to work at the company making plastic parts for products such as bed frames and machinery. Anyone using its manufacturing equipment needs to have math and computer skills. “We’re willing to look at non-traditional methods,” Araten says. Companies across the country have been working short-handed because it’s hard to find workers with the skills they need. The shortage is harder for small businesses than it is for larger ones. They don’t have as many employees to step in to when there’s an opening. Twenty-one percent of the owners who recently took part in a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business said they had openings they couldn’t fill. But some owners are finding solutions. Like Araten, they partner with schools. Some are running in-house training programs or pair skilled employees with co-workers who aren’t up on the latest technology. And others are changing their re-

cruiting strategy. The skilled-worker deficit is getting more attention as the economy improves and businesses hire more. President Barack Obama mentioned the issue in his State of the Union address last month, calling for more training for workers. Araten and other Philadelphia-area manufacturers have formed a group to work with local community colleges to be sure students get the ground in math, science and computer skills that they’ll need for jobs like building and operating robots. When they arrive at Rodon, they’ll start learning the company’s manufacturing processes. Rodon, which also makes K’Nex toys, brightly colored plastic pieces that can be combined to form cars, animals, rollercoasters and other objects, uses a manufacturing process called plastic injection molding that’s run with computers and robots. Rodon’s workforce of about 100 is getting older. CEO Araten wants to be sure he has people ready to step in as workers in their 50s and 60s start to retire. “That’s why we’ve increased our relationship with schools to be sure we’re first in line,” he says. Tailored Label Products’ partner is a program called Second Chance, which finds training and jobs for students who are in danger of dropping out of high school, says Tracy Tenpenny, a vice president at the Menomonee Falls, Wis. company. The students learn how to use complex comput-

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A technician works with Baxter, an adaptive manufacturing robot created by Rethink Robotics at The Rodon Group manufacturing facility in Hatfield, Pa. have focused on manufacturing. But it also affects companies that offer services — marketing and construction firms, for example. Estimates of how big the shortage is vary. The consulting firm Deloitte said in 2011 that 600,000 manufacturing jobs were unfilled at companies of all sizes because employers couldn’t find workers with the right skills. Deloitte based that number on a survey it conducted with the Manufacturing Institute, an organization that researches issues in manufacturing. By contrast, Boston Consulting Group puts the number of unfilled manufacturing jobs at 100,000, based on government statistics. But no matter how bad the shortage is now, it will get worse, says Harold Sirkin, a senior partner at the consultancy. He predicts that number will rise to 875,000 by the end of the decade as older, more skilled workers retire.

er-operated machines to create customized labels that go into car engines and electronic equipment. They spend two hours each day in class and six hours at the factory earning slightly above minimum wage. Tailored Label turned to Second Chance as the company started to grow and needed more skilled workers. The company has tripled in size over the last seven years. “It’s not easy finding people who are going to fit,” Tenpenny says. “We needed someone who was able to handle a computer and utilize a digital die cutter.” Some of the students leave the company after they graduate. Tailored Label has hired several, and is paying for one of them to get his associate’s degree in technical manufacturing at a nearby community college. Most of the headlines about the skilled-worker shortage

It will also deepen as specialized, high-tech manufacturing increases in the U.S., Sirkin says. A growing number of factories use computers and robots to produce components like airplane and automotive parts, and need workers who can run computers and complex machines. A number of factors led to the shortage. At one time, manufacturing was the heart of the U.S. economy. But as millions of manufacturing jobs were lost — between 7.1 million between 1980 and 2009 according to the Brookings Institution – manufacturing became a less steady, reliable way to earn a living. It also doesn’t appeal to people who might think of gritty factories filled with heavy equipment, not the new generation of cleaner and quieter workplaces. “We’ve told our kids that working in manufacturing is not a good thing. In the past, it was mostly brawn and not much brain. Now its brains, not brawn,” says Sirkin, who co-wrote a Boston Consulting Group report last September about the shortage. But business owners in all industries contribute to the problem, says Peter Cappelli, a professor of human resources management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He says many owners have an unrealistic expectation that they’ll continually find skilled workers although ever-changing technology means new skills are needed. “If you’re an employer,

you have to be crazy to treat this like a supply chain and hope your suppliers show up at your door with what you’re looking for,” he says. Pay is another issue, Cappelli says. Many owners either can’t or don’t want to pay what job candidates want – some are offering the sort of wages that people make in retail or fast-food restaurants. “They’re looking to hire machinists for $12, $13, $14 an hour and they want them to have computer skills,” Cappelli says. Keats Manufacturing has five openings and three or four workers likely to retire in the near future, Chief Operating Officer Matt Eggemeyer says. The Wheeling-based company, which has 110 employees, is already training the next generation of workers. Keats manufactures metal parts used in vehicles, appliances and medical and electronic equipment. Because it does custom work, it needs employees who can continually adjust machinery to create different parts. It’s labor-intensive work that takes years to learn to do well. “Just being able to run the machine takes six months of training,” Eggemeyer says. “Depending on the individual, it could be five years before they’re really worth their salt.” Keats has tried advertising for help. Many candidates claimed they had the skills the company needed, but when they started working, it was clear they weren’t qualified.

Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers offer spring programs Fitness specials and events are offered through Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers: • KidZone spring break camps: Children ages 4 to 11 will have fun at KidZone’s full- or half-day camps during spring break. Participants will enjoy a day full of healthy, fun activities including tennis and swim lessons, yoga, basketball and volleyball. A healthy snack will be provided; children should bring a sack lunch. The full-day camps will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 25-29. The half-day camps will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the same days. All camps will be at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley. The fullday camp is $200 per member and $310 for community members. The weekly rate for halfday camp is $120 per member and $180 for community members. Call 815-444-2900 to register. • Centegra Kids in Motion: The Centegra Kids in Motion program helps families learn about healthy lifestyle choices. It offers activity-based kids programming, nutrition counseling, one-on-one coaching, personalized meal planning, parent education and more. Parents and children over 12 may enjoy use of the facility prior to the class. Daycare is provided for children younger than 12. The program will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from April 2 to May 21 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake. The fee is $149 per child and scholarships are available. To register, call 877-CENTEGRA. • Centegra celebrates nutrition month: Centegra celebrates nutrition month in March with a trivia game and fun prizes. Play the game at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers to enter to win free temporary memberships to Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers, free personal training sessions, free massages and free manicures and pedicures. There will be two weekly prize drawings. Winners will be notified by email. All

entries will receive a nutrition coupon via email. Centegra offers comprehensive nutrition services in McHenry County that include weight loss counseling, sports nutrition counseling, meal planning and food demonstrations, grocery store education, meal and snack ideas and more. For more information visit or call 877-CENTEGRA. • Join for $150: For a limited time; join Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers for just $100 for single or family memberships. Stop by the concierge or call 815-444-2900 for more information. • Free lectures teach about foot pain, nutrition, exercise: Common injuries to the foot and ankle can hinder a person’s lifestyle. Join Dr. Patrick McEneaney, an independent podiatrist on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, as he explains prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common foot and ankle injuries. The free lecture will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake. To register for this lecture, call 877-CENTEGRA. • Master gardener: Learn how to design, grow and maintain a vegetable garden, as well as how to include more fruits and vegetables in meal plans from master gardener Ed Schuckert from the University of Illinois Extension and from a Centegra dietitian. The free program will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 19 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake. To register for this lecture, call 877-CENTEGRA. • Maximize your exercise: People who attend, “Maximize Your Exercise” will learn what components of an exercise program are essential to their success, no matter their goals. The free lecture will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 20 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake. To register for this lecture, call 815-444-2900.

Opening weekend at recreation area CRYSTAL LAKE – Opening weekend of the rental marina at Three Oaks Recreation Area, 5517 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake, will be April 13-14. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to sunset. The park rents row boats

with trolling motors, canoes, kayaks and paddleboats. In 2013, the marina will be open daily through Labor Day. For more information, visit www.threeoaksrecreation. com.

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Six High-Paying Jobs for Gen Y Workers By Alida Moore When it comes to choosing a career, which jobs give Gen Y workers the best chance of making a high salary? Online salary database took a look at its Gen Y data to find out. The jobs with particularly strong earning potential for Gen Y fall into three categories: IT, engineering and upper-level management, says Katie Bardaro, lead analyst at PayScale. “IT and engineering jobs typically pay well because they are in high demand and require a specialized workforce, whereas upper-level management jobs pay well due to their larger responsibilities and workload,” she says. If you’re wondering in what careers Gen Y workers can earn hefty paychecks, check out this list:

field in which you can make a substantial salary, engineering is generally a smart path to take. Petroleum engineering jobs combine two lucrative worlds: engineering and oil/gas, thus accounting for the sizeable paychecks a Gen Y worker could earn. Petroleum engineers determine where and how to drill for oil. Typically, a bachelor’s degree is required.

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IT Program Manager Senior Software Engineer Median Annual Salary: $75,100 An IT program manager Median Annual Salary: $80,600 A software engineer develops and maintains software for a variety of industries. Gen Y workers are among the most tech-savvy in the workforce, making them potentially well-suited for this career. A bachelor’s degree is required; senior positions require at least five years of experience.

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1 & 2 BEDROOM With W/D & Fitness Center. 815/363-0322


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

Algonquin: 2BR, 2BA, ground floor, newer paint & carpet $930/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712


Heat, water, sewer, garbage incl. $700/mo. Senior Discount, $50. 815-519-3241


1st floor, heat, water, garbage incl. Patio, laundry facilities, no pets. $760/mo. 815-529-3782

CRYSTAL LAKE 2 BEDROOM Close to metra, laundry in basement, no pets/smoking. Call for details. 312-953-7987

No smoking/pets, $795 + sec. 815-893-0059 ~ Lv Msg Crystal Lake Large & Spacious 2 Bedroom. First floor, $825/mo. Heat, gas, water, D/W included. Pets extra. 847-707-3800 CRYSTAL LAKE, 1BR $525/month. Heat and 1 parking space included. 1 month security deposit. No pets/smoking. 815-459-8317

FOX LAKE 1 BR, Laundry on-site, no pets, Sect 8 OK, $690/mo + sec. 847-812-9830

FOX LAKE X-LRG 1 BEDROOM $725/mo, all util except electric. Laundry in building. No dogs. Agent 815-814-3348 Greenwood: 2BR quiet small town, W/D hookup, $725, water, garbage pick up included, storage available 815-355-5513


Source: All salary and education data provided by online salary database Salaries listed are median annual salaries for Gen Y workers (defined as those born between 1982 and 1993) and include any bonuses, commissions or profit sharing. All pay figures are for workers with no more than a bachelor’s degree.



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Charm Bracelet w/lots of Gold Hearts (multisize hearts). Left in the ladies room at Johnsburg/McHenry Wal-Mart on March 7th . Great sentimental value. Reward offered for keeping it safe 815-653-5176


Excellent benefits Retention bonus Uniform allowance

DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center

(2) 7 month old German shepherd & Australian Shepherd no collars or tags , female & male, Wonder Lake Vet Vicinity 815-790-1277

Found months ago in food store in Lake In The Hills. Please call to identify. 815-344-9442

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

DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has part & full time positions available for CNA's on the night shift.

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ally good at juggling multiple tasks. Those who also have an interest in architecture might find career success as a technical architect. Technical architects are responsible for overseeing many parts of an IT architecture project. Their work includes coordinating with T e c h n i c a l A r c h i t e c t the teams overseeing various Median Annual Salary: $73,000 project elements and ensurGen Y workers are gener- ing that those elements are

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Thank you St. Jude H. R. Social Services

THERAPIST Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility is seeking a FULL-TIME THERAPIST for our day treatment educational program at our Woodstock, IL location. Will be responsible for individual, group and family treatment for day treatment students. Masters degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related human services field. Competitive salary/benefits. Please visit to download application and send with a copy of your resume to:

McHenry: 1BR Apts, clean,


quiet, secure, $600-$650 + utilities, no pets, 815-302-6041

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

McHenry: 2BR Apts., clean, sunny, secure, 2BA & 1BA, no pets, $815-$850+ util 815-302-6041


McHenry: in town riverfront building, 1BR, clean, updated, NO pets/smoke, water, garb., prking, incl, $660+sec., 815-861-8489

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

MARENGO – 2BR $750, new rugs, new refrigerator, nice kitchen, 815-560-7115 or 815-568-7060 Marengo Large 1 & 2 BR most utilities included Broker Owner $650 & UP 815-347-1712 Marengo Newly Remodeled 3BR Apt. Large eat-in-kitchen, $780/mo + garage & util. No dogs. Agent Owned. 815-814-3348

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

Woodstock 3BR Duplex 1 bath, all appl, W/D, A/C, 1 car garage. $995 + sec. Nice neighborhood. 815-482-6616

Marengo Upper 1 & 2BR Quiet bldg, heat incl, W/D on site. No dogs, no smkg, $550-$675. 815-596-1363 McHenry $199 Move-In Special Large 1BR, from $699. 2BR, 1.5BA from $799. Appl, carpet and laundry. 815-385-2181 Find !t here!

RECRUIT LOCAL! Target your recruitment message to McHenry County or reach our entire area. For more information, call 800-589-8237 or email: helpwanted@

Special Education

TEACHER AIDE The Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility has a full-time Teacher Aide position available within our high end Special Education School on our Lake Villa campus. Ideal candidate will have an Associates Degree in Education or Special Education and/or Paraprofessional Certificate, minimum of one year related experience, preferably in a special education environment, and valid driver's license w/good driving record.

TEACHER AIDE The Allendale Association has a full-time Teacher Aide position available with our LINC Educational Program in Woodstock. Candidate must have a minimum of an Associates Degree in Education or related field, minimum of one-year experience as a Teacher Aide preferably in a special education environment with a desired emphasis on physical education, and valid driver's license w/good driving record. Per DCFS regulations must be at least 21 years of age. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package as well as a generous tuition assistance plan. Submit resume to:



Attn: HR Dept, P.O. Box 1088 Lake Villa, IL 60046 Fax: 847-356-0290 AA/EEO

Attn: HR Dept, P.O. Box 1088, Lake Villa, IL 60046 Fax: 847-356-0290 AA/EEO


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MARENGO 2 BEDROOM TH 2 full bath, fireplace, basement, a/c, 2 car garage, no smoking, $1000/mo. Available April 1st. 847-344-3055

McHenry 2-3BR, 2-3BA

Autumnwood Apt. 1 Bedroom Starting at $695 Elevator Building 815-334-9380

Woodstock Lrg Upstairs 2BR All appliances furnished + W/D. 1 car garage, $850/mo. NO PETS. 815-385-9435 Woodstock Square Studios & 1BR Quiet, clean, bright. Laundry, DW. free heat. No smoking, no pets. $715 - $825. 815-276-7535

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 MCHENRY newer 2BR, 2B end unit in Morgan Hill. Spacious, bright, clean, attached garage. Private balcony overlooks open area. $1200. 815-363-1653

Crystal Lake: spacious 1 & 2BR, w/garage, $790-$890/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712




1.5BA, 1st Flr Laundry Room, Full Bsmnt. 2 Car Garage. $1050 + sec. 815-568-6311 Woodstock 2BR, near square laundry, $790/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712

WOODSTOCK 3 BEDROOM 1.5 Bath, A/C, Stove, Refrigerator, Garage, No Pets. Broker Owned. 847-683-7944 HURRY!!

CARY - LARGE TOWNHOUSE Completely remodeled 3BR, 2BA, 2 car, community pool. $1495 + sec, 2 year lease. 847-452-0816

Grayslake 2BR, 2BA TH $1200/mo, Carillon North. 55 & Over Community. 2 car, front & back patio, W/D. 847-736-2838

HEBRON 2BR CONDO All appl, patio, private entrance. $900 - $750, garage available. 815-455-8310

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, 3 Br. Home, 1.5 Ba, Full bsmt., Appliances - W/D, 1 Car Garage, $1250/mo + security. 815-236-9940

Crystal Lake/Burton's Bridge 2 bedroom, 1 bath, W/D, fenced yard, $900/mo + security. 815-355-0358

HARVARD SHADOW CREEK 3BR + loft, $1050/mo. Some utilities incl. 224-522-4784

Harvard. 2BR, 2BA. Close to town & schools. Sec dep req. $850/mo+utils. Immediate occupancy. 815-790-0517

Rents Include: Water & Sewer Garbage Removal FREE: Pool & Fitness Center

200 ft of Waterfront + boat, dock and deck on 1.5 acres. 2BA, C/A. $1395/mo. 708-296-4476

ISLAND LAKE LARGE 2BR, 2BA, C/A, garage. Fox River in back yard. No dogs, $895/mo. Broker Owned. 815-344-1167

Lake In The Hills 3BR, 2.5BA Newly Remodeled, $1495/mo incl water & garbage PU, 2.5 car gar. A/C, W/D. 815-459-8037

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, 2BA, 2 car garage, hrdwd flrs, bsmnt. Giant deck. Near beach, lake access. No pets. $1000/mo. 815-382-5614 or 815-236-9764

Crystal Lake Hurry Last One Left Clean Office Suite. 400 SF. Incl. all utils + High Speed DSL. $525/mo. 815-790-0240

WONDER LAKE: 3BR, 1.5BA, new paint & carpet, garage, D/W, W/D, w softener, $950/mo. Credit check 815-260-5259 WOODSTOCK - Large country brick ranch, 4BR plus den/ofc. 2BA, LR, DR, new kitchen incl appliances, fireplace,hardwood, basement, patio, 2-car garage. $1800 plus security. 608-752-6548 Woodstock: 2BR, full basement, huge 2+ car garage, $990/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712


McHenry 3BR, 2BA, DR, Big FR 2 car heated gar, big office room, all appl, C/A, patio, big deck. $1500/mo + sec. 815-385-3269

Full kitchen and laundry privileges, cable, no drugs/alcohol. 815-477-8252

Rent to Buy. Choose from 400 listed homes. Flexible Credit Rules. Gary Swift. Prudential First Realty. 815-814-6004

With cable, utlities included. $115/wk or $460/mo + deposit. 815-482-6347

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Marengo - Furnished Room


WAUCONDA - 3 bedroom ranch close to schools. $142,900. Large living room with fireplace, carpet and hardwood floors, main floor laundry, heated 3-season porch, heated finished basement, deck. 815-338-8178

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2525 E. Main Street • St. Charles, IL


39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL




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


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ELGIN TOYOTA 1200 E. Chicago St. Elgin, IL


300 East Ogden Ave. • Hinsdale, IL

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

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


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1564 W. Ogden Ave. • Naperville, IL

Route 120 • McHenry, IL









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111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL


206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL


23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake





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


Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

105 Rt. 173 Antioch, IL



200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

1107 S Rt. 31 between Crystal Lake and McHenry


5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL


MOTOR WERKS SAAB 800/935-5393




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200 N. Cook St. • Barrington, IL

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL


118 Route 173 • Antioch, IL



800 Dundee Ave. • East Dundee, IL




105 Rt. 173• Antioch, IL


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225 N. Randall Road • St. Charles, IL

13900 Auto Mall Dr. • Huntley, IL



1075 W. Golf Rd. Hoffman Estates, IL

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105 Rt. 173 • Antioch, IL


Corey Brackmann (815) 482-2479



Sat. March 16 & Sun., March 17 - 11:00am-3:00pm

Brand New, “Brackmann-Built”, Ranch Duplex in Brookside Meadows. 2 BR, 2 BA with full basement for future expansion .Two units available for immediate occupancy. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac with open space behind - a perfect location! Maintenance-free Exterior with excellent custom features like: Pella Windows, 6-Panel Solid-core Doors, English Basement and many others.


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


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CROSSWORD CONDENSATION By Finn Vigeland / Edited by Will Shortz






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46 ___ Bo

1 Direct descendant of the Mayflower Pilgrims, e.g.

9 8 A u t o - s h o p o ff e r i n g s

47 Enjoy

102 Coastal structures countering erosion

50 Seltzer

53 Many altar paintings of the Middle Ages

5 Wa y u p a m o u n t a i n

9 Dutch flower

56 Long-distance letters

14 Humorist Bombeck 1 8 S u n Va l l e y l o c a l e

66 Bud

24 Puccini piece

25 Prop in many an action film

27 Subject of big 1970s headlines

67 Best Picture inspired by a P u l i t z e r- w i n n i n g series of newspaper articles

30 Elliptical

71 Sporty cars

3 2 We s t e r n n i c k n a m e

75 Book after II Ti m o t h y

35 The second AfricanAmerican, after Hattie McDaniel, to be nominated for an Oscar

40 Hero of a Hindu epic 42 Zip

43 Papal court 45 Ape

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.

122 Up to

85 Necklace decoration t h a t ’s n o t f r o m t h e sea 88 Pressed upon

91 Places to eat a late breakfast, maybe

47 Intervene 48 Fleet

4 9 N . Y. U . a t h l e t e

51 Where people are always changing?

2 Slowly

52 One coming out

3 ___ niçoise

4 Software for touch-up artists

95 Sound at a checkup

8 MG, e.g.

96 Means of inheritance

97 Unilever soap brand

9 M a r v i n G a y e ’s r e c o r d label 10 Actress Thurman

54 N.B.A. star Ming

55 “AC360” channel 58 Nabob





119 123

7 0 A n t i q u e r e s t o r e r ’s “touch,” in brief 73 Sanctuary




99 107











8 1 Wo r d o n e i t h e r s i d e of “to”

90 “Amen to that!”

83 Pivotal point

94 Dolt

84 Prominent features of the theme from 86 Cupcake

63 Frame jobs

77 Coach Don with two Super Bowl victories 80 “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” song

89 Open-faced sandwich topped with a fancy spread

68 What an optimist has




74 Old Dungeons & Dragons co.

64 Horn of Africa resident

93 98

109 113

“ S t a r Wa r s ”

87 Swimming, diving, etc.






78 84



69 Kind of income













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59 Unabridged

60 Like matryoshka dolls

7 Bygone Ugandan tyrant





3 5 G i v e s o ff

45 Recurring ideas

6 Cleansing agent

92 Nitpick

28 Adaptable aircraft, for short

4 4 M a rg e w h o o w n e d the Cincinnati Reds

5 Gothic window ornamentation

89 20-20, e.g.


26 Japanese drama

41 Doc grp.

1 Refuse to hand over

83 Ignite





19 20/20

39 Pasta primavera ingredients


8 2 D i r e c t o r Va n S a n t


38 Line of defense?

126 Hens and vixens

79 Femme fatale of cartoons



36 “Be quiet,” on scores

121 Irish county


16 Ski-mask feature

1 2 0 S e a Wo r l d r e s i d e n t

11 9 G r e e k w a r g o d d e s s



15 Robes, scepters and such

34 HP product

125 Chop ___

78 Quipster

14 Last possible moment

11 8 A c t r e s s E l e n i a k

124 Leaves used in Mediterranean cuisine

76 Sitcom diner

13 Symbol of the golden ratio

2 9 C o b b l e r ’s t o o l

123 Snookums

72 In other words

31 Adriatic resort

3 9 O l d T V ’s _ _ _ C l u b

11 7 C e r t a i n n e s t e g g s , for short

65 Pickle juice

23 Claw

37 Completes at the request of

11 2 L i k e m a n y P l a y b o y Playmate photos

63 Some college dorm rooms

12 Relative of -esque

17 Queen ___ lace

109 Historic event on June 18, 1815

62 Not loco

22 Kings of ___ (“Use Somebody” band)

33 Exchange

108 Pong maker

61 Rock subgenre

21 Lancaster County folk

106 Unconvincing reason, informally 107 ___ Islands

57 Onetime art glass manufacturer

2 0 To n y o f t h e D a l l a s Cowboys

1 0 4 Ta l e w r i t t e n i n runes, perhaps

11 D . M . V. i s s u e


106 Irish county

9 3 I t ’s c l e a r

11 0 D r o p _ _ _ 111 C o u p d e _ _ _

9 7 N . Y. C . a i r p o r t

( g u n s h o t : F r. )

99 Early stone tool 100 First-year

11 3 K i n d o f c o n n e c t i o n

102 Responded sheepishly?

11 4 D o o - w o p s y l l a b l e

from a mobile

1 0 1 To a s t s

device to a PC

1 0 3 Wi n e a p e r i t i f

105 Former “American Idol” judge

11 5 S u ff e r s f r o m 11 6 U . K . r e c o r d c o .

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TODAY - You are likely to be far more fortunate in the year ahead than in the past, especially in matters that pertain to your career and/or earnings. Lady Luck will step in with a helping hand. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- If you have something important brewing that could be materially meaningful, don’t put things off. Your chances for fulfilling your expectations are best if you act immediately. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It’s all up to you as to what kind of day you’ll have. If you think of yourself as lucky, you will be.

Conversely, if you see yourself as unlucky, be prepared for misfortune. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Something good you already have going can be improved upon even further. Make the most of these opportunities while the trends are in your favor. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Most of the time, you can handle large-scale affairs better than anything mundane. This is likely to be the case when you take on an extremely complicated endeavor. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- If you

want to do something big, you need to talk to a person with clout. It’ll take the support of someone with power for you to achieve your goal. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- There is plenty of justification for your hopes to be running high. You’ll sense that you’re in a fortunate cycle in which your desires can become realities. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your greatest benefits are likely to come not from what you do for your own interests but from how well you handle things for others. Work hard. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- When you are

weighing whether or not to tackle a critical situation, you should emphasize the most positive alternatives. Anything well- founded will outweigh most negatives. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- In a situation where you’re earnestly striving to be of assistance to another, you could be pleasantly surprised by how much will be done for your own cause. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -Conditions could take a turn for the better in the romance department, especially for those of you who haven’t had much to cheer about

lately. Cupid hasn’t forgotten you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You could finally discover that a new hobby has much more to offer than you realized. Pay attention to the minor details, and all will be revealed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You’ll have the ability to deal with others in an extremely effective way. People will sense that you’re a positive catalyst and will recognize your value.

















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Pursuant to a Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage, 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Renken Architects, Inc. and 100% of the membership interest in R.A. Development Corp. LLC and also Renken and Associates LLC will be sold at public sale on March 22, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the offices of The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C., located at Four North Walkup Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014.

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TERMS OF PUBLIC SALE 1. The above items will be sold separately to the highest bidder for cash, certified check, or cashier's check. The successful bidder will receive an assignment and transfer of shares of common stock and the membership interests in the entities. 2. Owners make no representations or warranties as to the value of the entities and the sale is subject to all claims, encumbrances and debts of the various entities. 3. Each owner reserves the right to bid at the sale and to become the purchaser using their ownership interest for a portion of the purchase price. 4. The sale of the common stock and membership interests of the entities is subject to confirmation by the Court. Gregory L. Waggoner The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C. Four N. Walkup Avenue Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 477-0830 (Published in the Northwest Herald March 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2013)

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1920 Porcelain Gas Stove

GE. 6.5 cu ft. Works good. $75. 815-245-4775 Kitchen Cabinets: full set 16 pieces, oak, great condition! $399 815-479-1252


Vintage railroad switch light signal lantern $245 Woodstock 815-338-8317 Wall Clock: does not run, circa 1970's, made in Germany 12”x10”x4”has pendulum, chains, and weights. For hobbyist or parts $100 815-477-0972


Washer and Gas Dryer Amana, both are in excellent cond. $600/both. 815-793-4143

Notebook, WiFi, brand new! $75. 847-658-4757


Lexmark, like new! $40. 224-650-1564 Dell Optiplex 755 Ultra Thin Desktop w/17" monitor Intel Core 2 vPro 2.66GHz / 3.23GB RAM - $150 OBO - 815-575-0504 Loud Speaker -12 Volt, I got this off the fire chief's command truck I bought. Heavy alum. Made by CPI. $20. 815-363-9636 Stereo. Technic 350 Watt Amplifier & Yamaha Digital Tuner. $80/both. 815-701-1172

ALPHABET BOX - Premium quality, Toy Workshop chunky upper case wooden letters, brightly colored, engaging & extremely durable in wooden box. New. $15. 815-477-9023 BABY CLOTHES - for baby boy, size newborn-12 months. Onesies, pants, shirts, overalls, PJ's and MUCH more! $5/each or $40 for the whole package! Pix available. Crystal Lake 815-893-6955 DIAPERS ~ 100% COTTON New in package, flat 27”x27”. $8/dozen, pre-fold, 14”x20”. $9/dozen. 630-721-0068

Ceiling tiles: 2x4 new, never used, in box 23 pcs. $20 815-363-9636 Crown Molding: oak, new, never used, 5” 200' total $200 $15 815-363-9636 Forced Air Heater. 80K BTU. Free Standing Rudd, natural gas. Great for home, garage or shop. Works great! $325 847-902-5945 Granite Table Top 27x66x1 11/4 very good cond. $75 815-363-9636

Insulating Blankets (80) For covering concrete, 6'x25' $20/ea. 847-514-4989


White, cast iron with faucet. Good condition! $50. 815-601-3656 Kitchen Sink: stainless steel, new, never installed, 2 basin v. good. Cond. $50 815-363-9636 Pipe Insulators: 2 5/8x 3” 15 pcs 2 1/8 x 3' 9 pcs owens corning $25 815-363-9636


2 Tall Glass, 30”x68” w/Frame, $95. 815-575-6096 Vanity & Sink Top: oak, 25” vanity, sink top faucet, oak medicine cabinet & oak hanging cabinet $125.00 847-639-7861

Sony, model STR-D911, $95. 815-578-0212 TV - 50" Television, in excellent working condition. $99. Call Rose 815-459-7055

TV 20” LCD


$90. 815-301-7168


With chair, white and black. Includes lamp and attached storage tray, MINT COND! Asking $100. 224-321-9680

CEMETERY PLOTS Located in Windridge Memorial Park. 2 Lots w/Vault. $5,500. Call: 847-639-3339

TV ~ Pioneer Elite

53” projection, works great. Have remote and manual. Must PU, $200. 815-459-6716

TV'S (2) SONY 24” & 27”

1st edition by Endre Szabo, 1976. Two John Wayne DVD sets, sealed. Two large, John Wayne, unused postcards. $35. turquoisesilver@hotmail Pool table: 8ft Gandy red slate, good condition, includes sticks, balls & rack $400 or best offer 815-385-6598 RECORDS – Box of 40 easy listening LPs from the 60s. Good cond. $5. Mike 847-695-9561 Yachting Magazines. 1990-2010 Total 250. Excellent condition $10 obo 815-344-9665


Oak Armoire with 3 drawers and lots of storage, $325. 815-356-0883

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Kieffer Munchen Jumping Saddle. Med tree. Brown, 16” seat. $200. 815-693-0542 Wintec Wide All-purpose Saddle. Black, 16.5” seat w/Cair panels. Adj gullet. Like new! $350. 815-693-0542

BISTRO CHAIRS - French country style, cute set of 2 hand painted French blue chairs with cottage fabric seats, incl matching pillow. Excellent cond. $95. 815 477-9023

Exercise board, 2 controllers, charger and more, $275. 815-356-0883

Wii With 8 Games

Bread Maker – Breadman Stainless Steel – Like New – Only Used Twice Model TR2700 w/manual $50 224-587-5076 9am-9pm

Bikes $40/piece 815-690-3330

Clothes Washer: Haier HLP23E 1.46 cu ft. apartment size 2 years old, exc. Cond. $250 $250 815-728-0790

HAY WAGON - LARGE. Solid Running Gear. $350 815-568-7505 anytime

GLASS TUMBERS (8) Libby Hostess Set, 1960's. Clear w/ gold leaf "sports" design. Heavier glass, 5 1/2" tall. New/old stock, still in box, $20.

Arm Chair: NEVER USED Tan Winged Back $99 Call if interested (708) 653-6940 847-356-1436 With matching dresser, light wood. Great conditon! Asking $125. 224-321-9680 Bed – Maple Finished. Twin Loft Bed. W/low book shelf. $125 815-301-7168 Bed – Maple Finished. Twin Loft Bed. W/pullout desk. $125 815-301-7168 Bed – Oak Finished. Twin Loft Bed. W/2 dressers & low book shelf. $225 815-301-7168 BED RAILS - Twin bed rails / frame. $20. Phone 815-578-1938 BUFFET - Solid Oak, Buffet server 2 pieces, leaded glass doors, 48"L 18"W Like New cond. asking $125/obo. Call 815-321-3963 or 815-385-6501 Buffet, solid wood, all hand done. $395. 1930's solid walnut china cabinet, $175. Oil Painting with gilded gold frame from the 30's, $65. MUST SELL! 815-356-1504 COTTAGE HUTCH - Charming vintage 2 piece, perfect for collectibles, three display shelves, drawer and cabinet at base for additional storage. Dimensions: 67 H x 30.5 W x 18 D. $295. 815-477-9023

Couch ~ Brown & Beige

8 ft, Like new condition! $325.00. Pictures avail. 815-790-3083 Desk & book case: oak, desk is 73” H 5'W 23”D w/ light & chair, bookcase is 3'x6' $75 815-363-9636 DESK ~ WALNUT COLOR. Very good condition, $35. Can email pictures. 815-455-6627 Desk: contemporary w/swivel chair & 2DR File Cabinet $100 815-568-8036 Dining / Kitchen Table from Amish Furniture Gallery, quarter sawn oak, 48" round pedestal, (2) 12" leaves (never unwrapped) See picture online, excellent cond. $395. 815-351-4818 Dining Room Table 5' L x 3' W Metal & Glass w/4 Chairs (+ cushions) All From Pier 1, Seats Up To 8, $350. 815-370-4165 Oak with 27 TV. Great for family or kids room, $250. 815-356-0883

ICE CRUSHER Portable Electric Use on counter for drinks or fancy food. Works good, $20. 815-455-3555 Lamp Shade-cloth, eggshell color, new in wrapping. Size L12” W8” D5.5”. $10. 815-344-9665 Mirror. Round, ornate, decorative, 45”. Antique gold finish. $100 OBO. 847-669-0392 SHADES - 2 Levolor pleated / cellular shades. 42 1/4 wide by 54 1/2 long. Color: Daylight. Brand new, never used. $50. 847-516-2003 Vase-Czech Republic. Clear crystal, "Regent" flair style, 14” high. Pair clear crystal candlestick holders. Austria, 3 1/2" inches high. Both items new/old. $60. Island Lake.

BBQ Kettle Grill – Outdoor – 18½ x 22½ – Incl. Vinyl Cover – Very Good Cond. $20 815-455-0971

Chain Saw XL12 Homelite. 16” new chain, runs strong, $75. 815-347-1745 Craftsman 10 inch sliding compound miter saw new 10 inch Dewalt Blade asking $125.00 obo call 815-321-3963 HOMELITE GENERATOR 4400 W/8HP Briggs & Straton Motor. 120V looks, runs and works well. Can be seen in Woodstock 60098 Call 815-546-5018 Machinist Tool Chest: 9x20x14”H many drawers w/tools $100 815-678-4031 POWER EQUIPMENT CHAINSAW, 2 WEED EATERS AND LEAF BLOWER ALL RAN BUT NEED WORK. $90.00 815-675-2155 Saw Blades: Diamond, 15” diameter, 2 3/8 hole, used, 4 blades $50 815-363-9636

With 4 cushioned chairs, butcher block top, very sturdy, $65. 847-899-7664

Loveseat: 6', clean, extra comfy, excellent condition $45 847-639-5742 Oak- 2 night stands, dresser w/mirror. $100. 815-301-7168 PaPa San Chair - Bamboo – w/Ottoman – Princess Chair w/Ottoman 2 – End Tables – Bookcase- & Elephant – All For $200obo 815-568-8036 Ping Pong Table: Good condition, folds up, green, $70 815-385-3363 Receiver, 5 speaker surround, Phillips, sound works great, w/ subwoffer $80 815-701-1832

Sofa Bed - Lazy Boy

Excellent condition, clean, new mattress and pillows, $399. 847-337-0935 is McHenry County Sports

Tanning Bed/Canopy: Santana Sunmate SB-9 $135 OBO 815-568-8036

TABLE SAW - Craftsman 10 inch with 3/4 Horsepower Motor. Excellent Condition. Everything is included and everything works. Must See!!! $150 847-658-4134

Bosu Ball with pump and DVD. Great workout for balance and support. Never used, in new condition. $75. 815-356-9844

Adorable Puppies

Compound Bow – Women's – Parker – Challenger Model – Site – Release – Vane – Dropline- Peep Used Once – Orig.$360/Asking $200 815-943-3226 1pm-8pm


All puppies come with * Health Warranty * Free Vet Visit * Free Training DVD * Financing Available 6126 Northwest Hwy (Next to Jewel, Rt 14 & Main 815-455-5479

Bearded Dragon: 3 years old cage, lights, feeding bowls, tank $300/OBO 815-347-5715

CONCEALED CARRY CLASS Country Inn, Crystal Lake $80 ea. March 24 or April 20 9am-1pm. Info/Register@608-577-1917 Cross Country Skis – 195 CM w/Shoes – Both New – Waxless Made In Norway - $50 815-568-8743 Days

Foosball Table

Sports Craft, like new! $45. Air Hockey Table, like new1 $40. 224-650-1564


Quick Slip Two - 2 Man Shanty. Eskimo Quantum 8” Power Auger, $400/both. 815-701-4302

BERKLEY 1 1/2 year old female Lab/Collie Who are you spending your Friday nights with? Are you ready to take a step forward and meet? Some relationships are just meant to be. 815-338-4400

Canary Beautiful Singer

Home raised, young, FREE TO GOOD HOME! 815-648-2501

Guinea Pig - Male

Calico Color. Free To Good Home! 815-690-1538

Zac Brown Band 2 Sold Out Pit Tickets, June 8th 2013, Alpine Valley. Tickets are for the sold out pit area in front of the stage. $125. per ticket. Call or text 815 353 1110 email

ANGEL PLAY DRESS UP - So sweet girls size medium 2-3T pure white guardian angel dress fully lined with faux fur on collar, sleeves and hemline, includes wings and headpiece. New with tags, never worn. $15. 815-477-9023

Disney Princess Table

With 2 chairs, $25 815-356-0883 STEAM ENGINE Wilesco D-20, Retails for $479. Will take $250 OBO. Leave message 815-245-0407

Antique and Modern Guns MOTO 1 year old male Pointer mix I used to be interested in whether people liked me. The desire to be likable is really a pain in the neck. I accept myself more now than I ever have. 815-338-4400

Old Lever Actions, Winchesters, Marlins, Savages, etc. Old Pistols and Revolvers. Cash for Collection. FFL License 815-338-4731 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 WILL BUY OLD POST CARDS and Victorian Trading Cards will pay cash Call 815-482-7775

ECKEL'S MCHENRY FLEA MARKET RAVEN 4 year old female Black DSH I always feel confident when I start my day with yoga-it's spiritual, I can meditate and I feel balanced. Life is full of perfect moments. 815-338-4400

CRAFTSMAN 5 / 22 OLDER UNIT NEW BELT AND, FUEL LINE & OIL CHANGE HEAVY ALL STEEL UNIT 2 STAGE. $150. 815-675-2155 Easter Egg Basket Centerpiece. Hand Crafted. Real egg shells, nat. dyes. Easter, Mother's Day. $25. GREAT GIFT. 815-455-3255


Rustic wood look with 2 planter boxes below, 4'H, $45. 815-578-0212

6HP, 24” 2 stage, good condition! 815-338-7314 Toro CCR 2450. 20” cut. Easy pull start. Cuts through heavy snow. $175. 815-245-4775 TORO CCR-1000 NICE UNIT ALL GONE OVER WORKS WELL MAY TAKE OLD ONE IN-TRADE $210. PH 815-675-2155 TORO CCR-2000-E SNOW BLOWER / ELECTRIC START 20" CUT SINGLE STAGE. CLEARING OUT $300 FIRM MAY TAKE YOUR OLD ONE INTRADE? PH 815-675-2155 TORO POWERLITE 16" cut, all gone over. Starts and blows a lot of snow. Folds to fit in trunk of car. $150. 815-675-2155 Check out for local prep sports and video.

Moblity Power Chair by Pride, Scooter Store Model. Red Jazzy Select. $400. Dundee, IL. Call Frank: 847-428-2511

Baseball Bat: Tuff, Aluminum & wood 6” ball, 4” balls, all size mitts $10 to $20 815-790-2064 Book set (2): “Coaching Girls Softball” and “Softball Skills & Drills” exc. cond. $18 815-459-2225

Works fine including shampoo attachment! $400 815-793-4143


Filing Cabinets: (2) Four Drawers black filing cabinets, excellent condition $60 847-639-5742 Floor Lamp:, metal, 57” VGC $25 815-363-9636 FURNITURE 4 SALE: Armoire, solid oak, w/matching end tables, couch, loveseat w/matching valences, dark green traditional pattern, office furniture, desks, hutch, large file cab., good condition 847-815-9958

Sump Pump – Ridgid ½ hp – New In Box – Never Opened $125 847-659-8281or 847-366-7305 Daytime Hours

Petland Utah CCW class Crystal Lake. 3/16 & 3/23. 9am-1pm. Includes fingerprints, photo & mailing. Carry in 32 states. Contact Eric 815-245-7364.

$50/both or $25/each. 847-658-4720 TV's 2 – 20” Excellent Color w/Remote - $10 each 815-568-8036

Kitchen Pedestal Table

Collector's Plate-John Wayne

Table, 4 Chairs. Oak brown. Incl 2 leaves. Like new. $85. 815-385-3858 TV Stand, Corner. Black. 3 smoked glass shelves. Up to 36” flat screen TV. $60 OBO. 847-669-0392


TV – Sony 50” Works Perfect 40 Yrs. Old - Paid $2,400 – Never Needed Repairs- $50. Cash 224-321-7536 Charles


Desk with corner computer table

SOFA SLEEPER: We have this item & many more nice furniture pieces (dining tables, chairs, nightstands, dressers) at our warehouse in Crysal Lake that we open up to the public on Saturdays, 10-12. We take customers to view all furniture by appointment throughtout the rest of the week. More photos of furniture here: 1164@N08/. Text or call Katy for details: 815-409-9261



Like new, 36x72, ice maker and water on door, MINT COND! Asking $400. 224-321-9680

STOVE ~ G. E. Excellent condition, $150.


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With Aloe Organic, case of 1000. $55 815-578-0212 Hot Tub: won on Lets Make a Deal 6 person, 50 jets, LED light system, Brand New, full body lounger, wood cabinet $5000/BO 815-861-7745 IRON WHEELS 42” diameter. $120/pair. 847-515-8012 Huntley area Luggage Set Top Brand and cond. American Tourister. Not canvas sides, 2 pieces 7x24”, 7x20”, $40. 815-455-3555 Salt Lamps: 1 pyramid, $60 2 Globes $55/ea., NEW, lightbulb replacement FREE 815-370-4165

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Catch the trend of cod crusted in pecans

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An Irish song of peace from no-man’s land


s a ham-handed guitarist with a voice even a mother would disown, I have butchered more than my share of Irish pub songs. You know the kind of song I mean. The Wild Rover. Whiskey in the Jar. All for Me Grog. Pub songs that sound better and better as the dry night wobbles into the wee wet hours of the morning. Songs that stand up well to sloshed slurring, as long as they are belted out with gusto. When most Irishmen speak of “The Troubles,” they mean their battle for independence. Those who have heard me sing Irish songs have another thing in mind. Still, an Irishman is quick to forgive you for being bad at singing as long as you are good at drinking. So I am usually tolerated for my pathetic performance of Irish pub songs. Drinking songs are not the only sort of music Ireland is famous for, of course. There are the instrumental jigs and reels known as “trad music” that make Irish pubs ring nightly with “coeli” sessions. Or the thousand songs of the resistance, each one with a heroic rebel in the first verse who stands upon the gallows in the final verse. I have tried my hand at a few of those, too, for I am an equal-opportunity mauler of music. But my favorite Irish song is one I would never attempt to play or sing. It is simply too beautiful for me to allow my voice or musicianship to ruin. It is called “Christmas 1915/A Silent Night,” and it was written by Cormac MacConnell, who happens to be a friend of mine. Cormac lives with his wife and several assorted beasts in a centuries-old stone-and-thatch cottage in the west Irish county of Clare, in the shadow of Shannon Airport. I have slept a few nights in that rustic cottage thanks to Cormac’s hospitality whenever I visit his land, and it was there I heard his song for the first time. It was late on a February night, and

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my buddy Bill and I were helping him finish off a bottle of Jameson’s Irish whiskey. As I recall, we had helped him finish off a bottle of red wine over dinner, too, but some details of the night have escaped my memory, as you might imagine. Still, it was a night filled with tales of joy and sorrow, of celebration and loss, as can only be told by a true Irishman sitting with friends by the fireplace in his stone cottage with a glass of whiskey in hand. Well, Bill and I sat by the fireplace. Cormac sat in it. The fireplace was broad with a high mantel, and Cormac’s usual place on a winter’s night was on the hob – a log stool perched inside the fireplace close to the small peat or coal fire, which he tended as needed. In America, the scene would come with safety disclaimers: “Bearded, gnomish, long-haired men with alcohol in their hands should not sit upon wooden seats inside the fireplace while a fire is blazing.” But this was the old Irish way, and Cormac is nothing if not traditional. In due time, Cormac talked me into playing a few American blues songs for him on my harmonica. When I had finished, we asked him to play something for us, and Cormac said he was the only nonmusical member of a musical family. One of his brothers is Cathal, a founding member of the world-renowned Boys of the Lough. Another is Mickey, a famed singer-songwriter. If you know anything of Irish music, you know of them. Unlike his brothers, Cormac plays no instruments, and his voice rasps with the gravel of “a thousand nicotines,” as he would put it. Still, he is the author of perhaps the best-loved Irish Christmas song ever. It is sung in pubs all over Ireland during that season every year. Although Cormac is a well-known journalist and radio personality, and although he has published both fiction and nonfiction books, he says of the song,

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“Everything I produced in my life – this I am most proud of.” And on that winter night several years ago, Cormac sang his song for Bill and me. When he was finished, no eye was dry. The song tells the tale of Christmas night in the trenches during World War I, when a young German soldier begins to sing “Silent Night” in a clear tenor voice. The shelling falls silent, and soldiers on both sides are moved by the beauty of the young soldier’s voice. Cautiously, soldiers from both sides crawl from the trenches to meet in the middle, where, “with photos, cigarettes and bottles of wine, we built a soldier’s truce on the front line.” But by dawn, they return to their trenches of mud and blood, and the war is joined once more in the rain. The young tenor dies at the hands of the men who toasted him on the holy night before, for “the captains and all the kings built no-man’s land.” I know that St. Patrick’s Day may seem a silly day to listen to Christmas music, but why not give a listen to a great Irish song you may never have heard before? It doesn’t have to be Christmas, and you don’t have to be Irish to appreciate a haunting song like the one written by my friend Cormac. It is enough to be a citizen of a nation that is weary of war. It is enough to be a citizen of a world longing for peace. It is enough to ache for a day of handshakes and hugs between enemies, no matter how fleeting. There is a fine version of the song performed by Celtic Thunder, and another one by Jerry Lynch. Both are available online for free. Give it a listen. But have a handkerchief nearby.

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CHOCOLATE FEST, third annual, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23, Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., Algonquin. Event features local and national vendors all with emphasis on chocolate and its many uses. There will be demonstrations and a chocolate cookbook will be available at a cost of $10. Free admission. Information: 847658-5308 or CULINARY CLASSES, Confetti Gourmet Academy located at the Dole Mansion in Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Sponsored by McHenry County College. Taught by chefs from Confetti Gourmet Academy. Classes meet 6:30 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Cost: $65 a class. Schedule: 1:30 to 4 p.m. March 17, March Madness “Warning: Men Cooking” (Course ID:NCUS74003). Registration and information: 815455-8588. DYNAMIC LIVING SERIES – EATING FOR HEALTH, 7 p.m. March 20, Northwest Healthcare Center, 800 E. South St., Woodstock. Chef and coach Chris Atwater will share his expertise and answer questions about healthier eating. Free. Information: 815-337-7109 or www. EDIBLE LANDSCAPE CLASS, 6 to 9 p.m. March 21, McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. “Creating Edible Landscapes: Strategies for Your Vegetable Garden” course. Cost: $19. Registration and information: 815-455-8588, Course ID:NPGS69003. CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNER, 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 23, St. James Episcopal church, 516 Washington St., West Dundee. A St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring a traditional Irish dinner, music by the Dundee Scottish Pipe Band. First seating is 5 to 6:15 p.m. Second seating is 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults in advance, $15 at the door; $10 seniors in advance, $12 at the door; $6 children 12 and younger in advance, $7 at the door; free for children younger than 5. Tickets and information: 847-426-5612. WINTER FARMERS MARKET, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17, Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist, 1025 Smith Road, Palatine. Farmers from Illinois and Wisconsin will offer cheese, meat, poultry, honey, wool, dried fruits, vinegars, milled flours, sauces, preserves, fresh produce and more. Information: 847-359-8440 or



Pecan-crusted fish a Southern classic By JANE TOUZALIN

Pecan-Crusted Cod With Rosemary

The Washington Post The pecan is a quintessential American nut. It’s native to North and South America; surprisingly, its popularity hasn’t spread much beyond there. That might be changing, says Kathleen Purvis, author of “Pecans” (University of North Carolina Press, 2012). “They’re becoming very big in China.” For best storage, Purvis says, buy pecans in the shell and crack them out as needed. They’ll keep for a year that way. Or shell them, wrap them tightly and stash them in the freezer, where they’ll last for years, she says. Southerners love pecans, and pecancrusted fish is a Southern classic. The nuts are a bit sweet, and they give the dish a great texture. Serve plain or with the optional Mustard Sauce. You’ll have leftover pecan crust, so you could easily increase the number of fillets if you need to.

Pecan-Crusted Cod With Rosemary 4 to 6 servings For the cod: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 medium Vidalia onion, or other sweet onion, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup) 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, plus a pinch 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus a pinch 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard 2 cups pecans 1 cup panko bread crumbs 7 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning 1/4 cup parsley leaves 4 to 6 cod fillets, 6 to 8 ounces each For the mustard sauce: 2 teaspoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons cold water 3/4 cup chicken broth or water 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 2 tablespoons stone-ground or coarse-grain

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mustard 1 tablespoon honey Pinch salt Pinch freshly ground black pepper For the cod: Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Have ready a baking dish large enough to hold all of the fillets in one layer, and a rack that fits into the baking dish. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper and cook for 5 or 6 minutes, until they soften, stirring frequently so they don’t color or stick. Add the mustard, stir to coat the onions and remove from the heat. Place the pecans and bread crumbs in the bowl of a food processor and pulse for 15 seconds or until they form a fine meal. Add the butter, the onion-mustard mixture, rosemary, Old Bay, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Pulse for 15 to 20 seconds, until the mixture has a soft, pebbly texture. Blot the fish with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Season on both sides with the remaining 3/4 teaspoon of salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Use your hands to top the fish with a thick layer of the pecan mixture, about 2 tablespoons for each fillet. (You want to pat it on as if you were making a sand castle.) Lay the

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fillets on the rack and place the rack in the baking dish. Bake for about 12 minutes, until there’s some bounce-back to the touch and a fork or knife will go in easily and will feel warm when inserted in the center; or until the temperature at the center measures 115 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. (The baking time could be shorter or longer, depending on the thickness of your fillets. Serve immediately, accompanied with Mustard Sauce, if desired. For the Mustard Sauce: Stir the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl to combine. Heat the broth in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once it boils, give the cornstarch mixture a good stir. Begin to whisk the broth as you drizzle in the cornstarch mixture. Once you have added all of the cornstarch mixture, reduce the heat to low and continue whisking to achieve a smooth mixture. Cook for about 2 minutes, adjusting the heat so the mixture is barely bubbling, until the liquid thickens. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the mustards and honey, whisking to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Nutrition per serving (based on 6, using half the pecan crust): 320 calories, 23 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 23 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 65 mg cholesterol, 580 mg sodium, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugar.

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hen area photographer Robin Pendergrast traveled around the world with his family in 2005, he saw an unfortunate commonality among the countries they visited. “The homeless were everywhere, whether it was Hong Kong, Sydney, Rome, they were everywhere,” he said. It’s not simply a local problem, a Chicago problem, a United States problem, he said. It’s a worldwide problem, he said. Deeply affected by what he saw, Pendergrast couldn’t help but take pictures. He wanted to tell their stories, to raise awareness of the issue. He’d ask his subjects for permission, often provide them some money for a hot meal or other necessities. “The condition that some of these people are in that are homeless in Florence, Italy, or wherever ... they’re sitting there with open sores and just kind of emaciated. They’re living second to second is what it amounts to,” he said. Upon his return to his Crystal Lake studio, Pendergrast tossed around the idea for a book containing the photographs for several years. That idea has become “Without Shelter.” Now for sale through his studio, purchases of the book at $75 each will aid efforts of McHenry County PADS, a program of Pioneer Center, which provides shelter and assistance to the area’s homeless. As stated in the book’s introduction, “This book of photographic works, shot through my eyes of people Without Shelter, encompasses a difficult view of humanity. ... “It is my fervent hope you look at these photos, see them through your eyes, and absorb them into your being.” Pendergrast called on area freelance writer Rick Copper of Algonquin to write the introduction as well as copy throughout the book, while Radka Sumberova wrote “The Man

Proceeds for PADS Purchases of the book “Without Shelter,” available for $75 each at Robin F. Pendergrast Photograph Inc., 101 N. Main St., Suite 2, Crystal Lake, will aid efforts of McHenry County PADS. For information on Pendergrast, visit

Behind the Camera,” a description of Pendergrast and his journey, for the book’s sleeve. Copper said he felt the photographs depicted “the plight of humanity,” and through his words, he wanted to convey that message. “I’m hoping it gets enough exposure so that it will aid the Pioneer Center, and I think it’s a very worthwhile endeavor to show that the homeless problem isn’t just an American problem,” he said. “People tend to think it’s just us. It just brings to life it’s a global problem.” Along with images from throughout the world, the book contains photographs taken in McHenry County, including a photo of “Steve,” a homeless man Pendergrast often sees and helps out when he can. Others were taken at an area PADS location and on a Crystal Lake street corner. “It’s really an eye opener to see how these people go from location to location at night with no place to go,” Pendergrast said. “In the case of some of these people in foreign countries, they don’t even have PADS available to them. They’re really caught short.”

ALGONQUIN AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT, Main Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, 847-4586060 or Schedule: 10 a.m. March 23, Drop-in Storytime: Celebrate Spring! (for families with children age 5 and younger); 2 to 3 p.m. March 23, Tween Scene: Origam-A-Rama (for grades 4-8). ALGONQUIN AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT, Eastgate Branch, 115 Eastgate Drive, Algonquin, 847-658-4343 or Schedule: 1 to 4 p.m. March 17 (half-price day), Spring Book Sale hosted by Friends of the Algonquin Area Library. BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB DISCUSSION, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

BEST SELLERS Week ending March 16 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 2. “The Striker” by Cussler/Scott (Putnam) 3. “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult (Atrai/Emily Bestler Books) 4. “Calculated in Death” by J.D. Robb (Putnam Adult) 5. “Frost Burned” by Patricia Briggs (Ace Books) 6. “The Chance” by Karen Kingsbury (Howard Books) 7. “A Week in Winter” by Maeve Binchy (Knopf) 8. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown) 9. “Damascus Countdown” by Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale) 10. “A Story of God and All of Us” by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (FaithWords)


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A homeless person’s belongings are momentarily set aside on a Crystal Lake street corner.

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: 815-4558735 or women. CARY AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT, 1606 Three Oaks Road, 847-639-4210 or www. Schedule: 7 p.m. March 21, Read beTWEEN the Lines book club for tweens monthly book discussion meeting. McHENRY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 809 N. Front St., 815-385-0036 or Schedule: 7 to 8 p.m. March 18, Classic Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. 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.

1. “Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World” by Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books) 2. “Sum It Up” by Pat Summitt (Crown Archetype) 3. “Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes” by Ian K. Smith (St. Martin’s Press) 4. “The Blood Sugar Solution: The UntraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now...” by Mark Hyman (Little, Brown) 5. “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly (Henry Holt and Co.)

6. “I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak” by Joel Osteen (Faith/Words) 7. “The FastDiet” by Michael Mosley (Atria) 8. “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss (Random House) 9. “The Soundtrack of My Life” by Clive Davis and Anthony DeCurtis (Simon & Schuster) 10. “No Easy Day” by Mark Owen (Dutton)

MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS 1. “The Innocent” by David Baldacci (Vision) 2. “You Don’t Want To Know” by Lisa Jackson (Zebra) 3. “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice (Harper) 4. “Return to Willow Lake” by Susan Wiggs (Mira) 5. “The Thief” by Clive Cussler (Berkley) 6. “Defending Jacob: A Novel” by William Landay (Dell) 7. “Heart of Texas Volume 1” by Debbie Macomber (Mira) 8. “The Third Gate” by Lincoln Child (Anchor) 9. “Perfect Timing: A Harrigan Family Novel” by Catherine Anderson (Signet) 10. “Stay Close” by Harlan Coben (Signet)

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Jennifer Garner says key to looking good is sunscreen The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Jennifer Garner, a Neutrogena spokeswoman in New York to open the Neutrogena Sun Summit, said she practices what she preaches when it comes to sun safety. Her children make sure of it. In her household, sunscreen is like seat belts: non-negotiable. Garner said while she was away Wednesday, the kids surely would remind their dad if he dropped them at school without their daily slathering. “I think I once told my kids it was against the law not to wear sunscreen,” she said. Garner’s appearance was followed by a panel discussion that included dermatologists, a NASA scientist and Mexican actress Sandra Echeverria. An eager science student growing up, Garner, 40, said the conference’s terminology – and warnings – about the ozone layer and ultraviolet rays isn’t lost on her. She joked, though, that she wouldn’t want to be quoted on exactly what the Helioplex formulation is or what vitamin C can do for the skin. But she had her “a-ha” moment about sun damage in her 20s, when she was out with friends. “They all had big hats on, and I didn’t.” “Suddenly you look one day and the sun damage is there ... and then you see it increase exponentially.”


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COUNTER INTELLIGENCE Replace out-of-date beauty products regularly




ou don’t get a cellphone alert when the contents of your makeup bag have reached their expiration date. But even the priciest mascaras, foundations and skin creams don’t last forever. Isabelle Williams, makeup artist at Karma Beauty Lounge in Washington, follows these guidelines: Replace any product used around the eye area every three to six months, because they’re the most likely to harbor bacteria; powders, blushes, lipsticks and glosses can last about a year if stored in a cool, dark place. Wash brushes and compact applicators every week with baby shampoo, and dry them before reusing, Williams said.

– The Washington Post Lipstick Queen, the new line from lipstickobsessed cosmetic executive Poppy King, comes in two concentrations in 20 shades from nude pinks to deep berries. Cheekily named Saints and Sinners, the former offers a hint of sheer color for those not ready to make the leap to full-on lipstick. The latter is deeply pigmented and creamy. ($20 at

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Ex-wife’s son is painful reminder of unhappy past Dear Abby: I was divorced when my son was 9. He’s now 24. My ex-wife married the man she had been having an affair with, and they have a 12-year-old son. I am also remarried and in a good place in my life. For the past two years, my son has brought his half brother to our beach house for a weekend of fun. We honored this request and enjoy time with our son, but it is difficult having his half brother in my home. It brings up emotions I thought I had put behind me years ago. I do not want these visits to continue, and I need to communicate this. I’d like to have an adult conversation with my son to explain the situation. How much do I tell him about my emotional reasons without being negative about his mom? I also don’t think he should have to carry the news to my ex or disappoint a 12-year-old. Should I send a simple note to her and explain we will

no longer host her son? – Needs The

Right Words Dear Needs: By all means write your ex. Explain that entertaining her son brings up emotions you would rather not have to relive. It’s not the boy’s fault that he’s the fleshand-blood symbol of his mother’s infidelity, but you don’t have to have him there if you don’t want to. If you would like to have a man-toman talk with your son, go ahead and do it. He’s an adult. Tell him pretty much the same thing – that having the boy over is painful for you and, therefore, you prefer the beach house visits stop. You are entitled to your feelings, and your son is old enough to appreciate them. Dear Abby: I’m a widow, as are many of my friends these days. Widowhood is difficult. If you’re not prepared, it can be horrible. That’s why I’d like to urge women to learn to take care of themselves because the

odds are they will be alone sooner or later after the age of 50. Some suggestions: 1. If you haven’t already, learn to drive. 2. Learn to pump gas and how to check your tires and the fluids in your car. 3. Learn to use a few basic tools and do home repairs. 4. Pay attention to financial matters such as balancing a checkbook. 5. Know where your records are, what’s in them and what information you will need for taxes. 6. Buy a shredder and shred unnecessary papers. 7. Make friends with other women. If you don’t, life gets lonely. 8. Be courageous and do what you need to do to be happy. 9. Start to simplify your home. It will free your mind from clutter and, if necessary, allow you to move to smaller quarters.


10. Let your children lead their lives, lead your own and present a cheerful face to the world. – Kathleen

In Duluth, Minn. Dear Kathleen: Those are excellent suggestions, to which I would add how important it is to consult a CPA and a lawyer if your spouse hasn’t already shown you what you need to know.

A happy St. Patrick’s Day to my Irish Readers: May you always have A sunbeam to warm you Good luck to charm you And a sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you Laughter to cheer you Faithful friends near you And whenever you pray, heaven to hear you.

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obsessed with appearance and would spend hours in bathrooms – so much so his family jokingly called his bathroom his office. He started using harder drugs, ending with heroin, which added legal issues, sleep disturbance, employability, gastrointestinal problems and a complete inability to function normally to his list of issues. The consequences of his addictive problems added to the intensity of his mental health issues, which made his way of life unbearable to him and those around him.

He wanted to get off heroin, so he went to his psychiatrist and was put on an opiate replacement drug called suboxone. He stayed on the suboxone with no other mental health or addictions counseling or help until the doctor told him it was time to cut down his dose. When he tried to detox, the sleeplessness and obsessions worsened. His obsessiveness about every physical discomfort made enduring the physical detox symptoms, at least in his mind, out of the question. He was given medication for

the obsessiveness and anxiety but soon began to abuse that medication. He was given medication for sleep and abused that, too, in an effort to take less suboxone. The doctor restarted the suboxone, changed the anxiety and sleep meds and required him to get counseling and go to 12-step meetings. With much resistance and anxiety, he began both and so started a slow improvement. “David” stayed on the suboxone for six more months before he finally reduced his dose to zero. He remains on some minor anxiety-reducing

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medications and uses only over-the-counter medications to help him sleep. He has a part-time job and has a couple friends. Both he and his parents have come to an understanding of the devastating nature of his disorders. He may never be what his parents had hoped, but he is becoming all that is possible for him and is happier than they have seen him in a long time. He is sober today and not ruled by his obsessions as much as he was.

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‘Food that starts as food’


Organic may not mean more nutritious, but area food co-op members say unprocessed food is answer to healthier living Story by JAMI KUNZER


Is organic food more nutritious? The answer isn’t yet clear. A recent study examined the past 50 years’ worth of scientific articles about the nutrient content of organic and conventional foods. The researchers concluded that organically and conventionally produced foods are comparable in their content. Research is ongoing.


rephina Bedell can’t remember the last time she went to a grocery store. The Algonquin mom of three, ages 7, 4 and 2, has organized an organic food co-op for the past several years. She and others come together to buy their produce directly from a wholesaler. In doing so, they say, they’re getting healthier food at less expensive prices. “I don’t usually see the inside of a grocery store unless I’m missing something I need for a recipe,” Bedell said. She became involved with the co-op because she wanted to raise her family similar to the way she grew up in the country in Michigan. Her family had a half-acre garden and pretty much grew everything they ate. “Getting back to the earth is very important to me,” she said.

What is organic? Organic is a label that means the food or other agricultural product has been produced through methods approved by the United States Department of Agriculture. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage, sludge, irradiation and genetic engineering may not be used. Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products must come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones.

Sources: The United States Department of Agriculture ( and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (

Co-op information For information on Perfect Produce, call 815-893-9006 or email perfectproduce@ For information about Apple Corp, email Brenda Law at

Fellow members of Bedell’s roughly 34-member co-op, Perfect Produce, and those in similar co-ops share her sentiment, all believing organic food is better for their families. To be labeled organic, the food must be produced without using most conventional pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge, bioengineering or ionizing radiation. Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products must come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. As for the nutritional content of the food when compared with nonorganic food, the actual differences are debatable. “Nutrition-wise, the food is the same, but from a cleanliness or insecticide type of thing, there may be a difference. It depends on how people feel about that,” said Melodi Peters, the outpatient dietitian for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Likely because of the higher costs of organic food and people’s limited resources, Peters hasn’t seen many patients trending toward organic. If she is asked, she said she

simply recommends rinsing nonorganic produce thoroughly, perhaps with a vegetable brush, before eating. Yet, for Bedell and others, it goes beyond insecticides and such. She doesn’t like the idea of her family eating tomatoes, for instance, that have been genetically modified to produce higher quantities or deter bugs, or dairy products from a cow that has been fed hormones. And, she said, since making the switch to organic, her family has been much healthier. Her children now prefer healthier snacks, she said, grabbing an apple as opposed to Goldfish crackers. She goes by an “80-20 rule,” with a goal that at least 80 percent of the food her family eats is organic and healthy. “It’s one of those things, when you start throwing out what’s for dinner, they’ll eat it,” she said. “It’s not uncommon for our dinner table to have two or three vegetables.” Fellow co-op member Heidi Alexander of Crystal Lake used to look at organic food in the grocery store and want to buy it, but the

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What is the difference between organic and natural? As required by the United States Department of Agriculture, meat, poultry and egg products labeled as “natural” must be minimally processed and contain no artificial ingredients. However, the natural label does not include any standards regarding farm practices and applies only to the processing of meat and egg products. There are not standards or regulations for the labeling of natural food products if they do not contain meat or eggs.

Sources: The United States Department of Agriculture ( and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ( high costs deterred her. Now her roughly $20 co-op order gets her organic items, such as kale, apples, carrots, squash and other basic fruits and vegetables every couple of weeks. Others buy more, spending as much as $200 every couple of

weeks. Once they pay a joining fee, members can buy as much or as little as they want. The coordinators monitor the prices of products and put out lists of available items based on the best deals. If an organic item can be found

cheaper in a grocery store, they won’t put it on the list. Since joining, Alexander said her 8-year-old son, who used to be a picky eater, has become a huge fan of vegetables. She now tries to avoid boxed and prepared foods, only turning

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Perfect Produce co-op member Cathy Guenther sorts peppers into baskets for each member to be able to pick up. Some food items, such as carrots, mushrooms and lemons, get weighed according to a member’s order before being sorted. All food items delivered from the wholesaler to the Perfect Produce co-op get inspected to ensure the finest quality for its members. Organic produce such as tomatoes is delivered every other week at the Algonquin Township buildings. to them in moderation. “I think there is a lot of mixed information out there about organic versus nonorganic,” she said. “On one hand, we grew up on that produce and all lived through it. ... I just think we’ve let it get out of hand. That’s our first answer to everything is spray chemicals on it. “I think it’s a lot healthier if you eat food that starts as food, not food that starts as a test tube.” Bedell’s typical bi-monthly order costs about $80 and includes bananas, strawberries, oranges,

kale, broccoli, cauliflower, kiwi and other fruits and vegetables, including some rare options, such as kabocha squash and dragon fruit. Members can get herbs and organic meat through a partnership with a local farmer, as well. Because of the larger variety of options available through the co-op, Bedell said, her family has tried and become fans of all sorts of rare produce, such as kiwi berries. All members must have “jobs” helping with deliveries or organizing the co-op.

Bedell, who works full time, said she puts in about 10 hours a week in her volunteer manager role for the co-op. “I’d spend that much time in a grocery store trying to figure out what I want. The reality is I’m sitting behind a computer in pjs ordering my produce.” Another area co-op, Apple Corp, provides its 44 members with supplements, toothpaste, vitamins, beans and rice, freeze-dried fruits, frozen meat and vegetables, tea, nuts, bread, cheese and other dairy products. They also can buy eggs through a partnership with a local farmer who raises chickens. Items such as chicken nuggets and pizza made with organic foods also can be found, said Brenda Law of Crystal Lake, Apple Corp’s coordinator. Law became involved about two years ago after being diagnosed with a rare vasculitis disease called granulomatosis with polyangiitis, or GPA, that causes inflammation of blood vessels. It required her to pay more attention to what she eats, she said. She likes that the food she gets through the co-op doesn’t have additives, preservatives, pesticides and genetically modified ingredients. They’re the type of foods available in health food stores, but at much higher prices. “Our families are interested in healthier ways to fuel their bodies,” she said.

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109. Coin-toss result 110. Give in 111. Facilitate 113. “Gay --” 114. Lid 115. Amuses 118. Small rooms 119. Food fish 120. Dispatched 124. Show clearly 125. Military hat 126. Motionless 127. Quid pro -128. Muses’ number 129. Place near India 131. -- Creed 133. Woo 135. Sower’s need 136. Rub out 137. Cleveland or Washington 138. Degrade 139. Curve shape 140. Was bold enough 141. Filled with solemn fear 142. Like some floors DOWN 1. Loud sounds 2. Thoroughbred 3. Murphy or Bauer 4. In the past 5. -- capita 6. Grits ingredient 7. Watchful 8. Function 9. Wrath 10. Cleans by rubbing 11. “-- Doone” 12. Fanatical 13. Links item 14. Army recruit 15. Kind of eclipse 16. Silly 17. Combos 19. Stick together 20. Might 22. Speak badly of 28. Embezzled 30. Woodwind instrument 32. Spring 34. Gherkin 36. Metallic element 37. Daisylike flower 39. Despicable 40. “-- Vice” 42. Great lack of food 43. Beast 44. Rubbish 45. Fabricated 46. Capital of ancient Egypt 48. Brink 49. Prophet 50. Whig’s opponent 51. Change the decor 52. Popular book (hyph.) 53. Light wood 54. Fiddling despot

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Plan ahead to have a 11 healthy spring break Spring break is getting closer, and after a long winter, everyone can’t wait. It’s that time of year when most of us are dreaming of beaches and warm weather. If you are planning a vacation getaway, you need to think about your health and how traveling affects it. Whether you are going on a family-friendly vacation, a romantic getaway or an outdoor adventure trip, you should get some pre-travel medical advice. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a reliable traveler’s health website that contains useful information and resources for every type of traveler. The site, www., designates all its information by destination. Choose your trip location, and it will update you on travel notices, immunization/disease concerns and how to obtain health care abroad. When planning a trip, most people concern themselves with the most obvious matters such as hotel amenities, transportation and local restaurants and excursions. If you have children, you might want to prepare yourself for emergencies by researching and planning before you go. For example, on a weekend trip to the Wisconsin Dells, look up the nearest urgent care. Going to Disney World? You may want to check the insurance coverage on your health care plan. If you leave the country, you will want to be familiar with the way hospitals in other countries work, as well as diseases that are common to that area. When leaving the country, also check if any

FROM THE HEALTH DEPT. Melissa Manke vaccinations are recommended and allow enough time to get them before you travel. Everyone should try to make an effort to consider their family’s health, because many are unaware of the risks and modes of transmission of diseases that are not common to where we live. It’s quick and easy to check the CDC website or get medical advice from your physician. The CDC addresses vaccination schedules as well as accelerated schedules for approaching travel plans. Many corporations now have employees traveling for work internationally. If your company doesn’t have a Corporate Travel Immunization Program, there are clinics that do just that. These clinics also are listed on the CDC website for review. The Immunization Action Coalition states, “Based on current scientific evidence, specific vaccine decisions can be customized related to the age, health and itinerary of individual travelers.” Your physician or a local travel clinic can guide you through these decisions to assure that you come home healthy. Because let’s face it, the warm tropical areas that we all love to visit also have their share of disease. Happy healthy travels.

• Melissa Manke, RN, BSN, is a communicable disease investigator for the McHenry County Department of Health.

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McHENRY – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Natalie M. Simek of McHenry and Sean R. Sterner of Crystal Lake. She is the daughter of Richard and Antoinette Simek of McHenry. He is the son of Richard and Lisa Sterner of Arlington Heights. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of McHenry West High School, a 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa in Iowa City with a Bachelor of Arts in history and sociology, and a 2009 graduate of DePaul University with a master’s degree in education. She is a social studies teacher at McHenry West High School. Her fiancé is a 2003 graduate of Rolling Meadows High School and a 2007 graduate of Illinois State Univer-

CRYSTAL LAKE – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Hannah Zuidema of Crystal Lake and Connor Tuttle of Winnetka. She is the daughter of Jim and Laurie Zuidema of Crystal Lake. He is the son of Pat and Dana Tuttle of Winnetka. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake and a 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education and English. She is a substitute teacher in Crystal Lake. Her fiancé is a 2007 graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka and a 2011 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration in

Sean R. Sterner Natalie M. Simek sity with a Bachelor of Arts in social studies secondary education. He is a social studies teacher at McHenry West High School. Their wedding will be June 15.

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Connor Tuttle Hannah Zuidema finance, investment and banking. He is an associate director at UBS Global Asset Management in Chicago. They have plans for a May 4 wedding.




Finna Clare Sullivan, 8 pounds, 20 inches, was born Feb. 22, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry to Brendan and Tiffany Sullivan of McHenry. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Judy Knapp of Grove City, Ohio. Paternal grandparents are Daniel and Caroline Sullivan of Woodstock.

Autumn Elizabeth Roeder, 8 pounds, 4 ounces, 20¼ inches, was born Feb. 25, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock to Paul and Amy Roeder of Woodstock. She joins brothers Jacob, 6, and Brandon, 4. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Kim Pollnow, both of Marengo. Paternal grandmother is Maria Roeder of Palatine.

8MAKING YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT Ryan James Murphy Lauren McCartney Willis State University with a bachelor’s degree in music education. He is a student teacher. They have plans for a July wedding.

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What is the largest diamond ever found? A diamond weighing 3106 carats (1.33 lbs) was discovered sparkling 18 feet below the earth’s surface in the Premier Diamond Mine of South Africa on January 25th, 1905. This diamond was given the name “Cullinan” which was the last name of the man who owned the mine. The owner then sold the diamond to the Transvaal provincial government who then presented the diamond to Britain’s King Edward VII as a birthday gift! Edward gave the diamond to Joseph Asscher, head of the Asscher Diamond Co. of Amersterdam to be cut. Joseph’s first attempt to saw the diamond broke his steel blade! On the second attempt, the diamond “cleaved”, or shattered, into pieces as planned. Joseph then fainted from the stress. The Culinan was eventually cut into nine large stones and about 100 smaller ones. The largest was named the Star of Africa I or Cullinan I weighing in at 530 carats. To date it is the largest-cut, high quality, colorless diamond in the world. The second largest stone is the Star of Africa II, or Cullinan II, at 317 carats. These diamonds are on display in the Tower of London with Britain’s other crown jewels. As a jeweler for over 35 years, I am amazed that our advanced techno world of today has not yielded a major shift in mining, not to mention an easier way to locate the “big” ones. This is just one more reason why natural diamonds of quality are still the most rare, beautiful gifts that come from mother earth. No wonder why they are the chosen symbol of love and treasured for generations. Suzanne, Graduate Gemologist Email jewelry questions to: or visit us online at

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Willis Murphy POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Lauren McCartney Willis of Powder Springs, Ga., and Ryan James Murphy of Crystal Lake. She is the daughter of Mike and Judy Willis of Powder Springs, Ga. He is the son of Bob and Kerri Murphy of Crystal Lake. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., and a 2013 graduate of Illinois State University in Normal with a bachelor’s degree in music therapy and clarinet performance. She is serving an internship at NorthShore University. Her fiancé is a 2008 graduate of Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake and a 2013 graduate of Illinois


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Aevermann Oswald CHICAGO – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Angie Aevermann and Tom Oswald, both of Chicago. She is the daughter of Chris and Tory Aevermann of Cary. He is the son of Mike and Nancy Oswald of Cary. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Cary-Grove High School in Cary and a 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in marketing. She works at Cision in Chicago. Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Cary-Grove High School and a 2009 graduate of Valparaiso University with a degree in civil engineering. He

Angie Aevermann Tom Oswald works for Stantec in Chicago. They will be married in September.

Mueller Mack CRYSTAL LAKE – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Heather Raeanna Mueller and Ryan Zachary Mack, both of Crystal Lake. She is the daughter of Kurt Mueller of Cary and Cheryl Mueller of Crystal Lake. He is the son of Tim and Nadine Mack of Crystal Lake. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Cary-Grove High School in Cary and a 2008 graduate of First Institute in Crystal Lake with certification in medical assisting. She is a certified medical assistant for Mercy Health System in Woodstock. Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School and a 2010 graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a degree

Heather Raeanna Mueller Ryan Zachary Mack in construction management. He is a project engineer for Walsh Construction in Chicago. They will be married Aug. 31.

Strain Smith WOODRIDGE – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Sheryl Strain and Christopher Smith, both of Woodridge. She is the daughter of William and Shirlee Strain of McHenry. He is the son of Richard and Katherine Smith of Lockport. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of McHenry West High School, a 2002 graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and a 2012 graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago with a Master of Science in hospitality and tourism management. Her fiancé is a 1999 graduate of Magruder High School in Derwood, Md., and a 2003 graduate of West

If you like to attract birds to your yard with nesting boxes and feeders, you’re not alone. An estimated 55 million Americans are into bird-watching, and many are discovering that smartphones offer a new relationship with their avian friends. For the plugged-in bird person, there are dozens of apps available, said Chris Wood of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, N.Y. But a new generation of apps is allowing Photo provided greater interactivity and National Audubon Society’s bird app customization and can help serious birders plan trips in search of desired species. Wood runs the eBird project, a vast database of current and historical bird sightings by citizen scientists. Vetted for accuracy by a network of ornithologists and updated frequently, it features in a couple of apps, including BirdsEye ($19.99, iPhone), which is favored by experienced birders who travel to view birds. Many maintain a “life list” of observed birds. The longer you are a birder, the harder it is to find species you haven’t already seen. BirdsEye calls itself “the ultimate bird finder for the iPhone.” For beginners and intermediate birders, the National Audubon Society’s app ($14.99, IOS, $2.99 Android) functions as a field guide, has a crowd sourcing feature, and also links to eBird. It was developed by Green Mountain Digital in Woodstock, Vt. Another popular app is the Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America, which features 813 bird species and beginner-friendly features that identify and compare birds by such things as size and plumage. The app is $19.99, though a sample app with 30 species is available for free. The National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America was relaunched in November with additional bird species, now up to 995, and a new design. The birds are depicted in a range of eye-catching illustrations that “are our calling card,” said Natalie Jones, digital products manager. The app is $9.99, but is not available on Android.

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Christopher Smith Sheryl Strain Virginia University in Morgantown, W.V., with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre/acting. Their wedding will be July 20.

GARDENING 101, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 20, Algonquin Historic Village Hall, 2 S. Main St., Algonquin. The basic essentials to gardening will be presented by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener, Alexa Newman. Sponsored by Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation Department. Free. Registration and information: 847-960-7460 or NATURAL LAWN CARE CLASS, 7 to 9 p.m. March 19, McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. How to re-invigorate old turf, control weeds without chemicals, feed compost and use compost teas. Cost: $19. Registration and information: 815-4558588, Course ID:NPGS82003. 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 nonperishable item for the FISH food pantry. Information: 815-363-3532 or SPRING FLORAL DESIGN SHOW, 7:30 p.m. March 19, Richmond-Burton High School, 8311 Route 31, Richmond. Richmond Garden Club fundraiser for college scholarships for Richmond-Burton High School. Talented local floral designers will create spring and holiday-inspired centerpieces on stage. All creations will be raffled at the end of the show. Admission: $10. Information: 815-6787929 or SUSTAINABILITY 101: RAIN BARRELS IN YOUR BACKYARD, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 22, Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake. Learn to conserve water in your backyard from Tom’s Rain Barrels. Fee: $6 nonresidents, free for County residents. Register by March 17 at: 815-4795779 or


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Local showtimes “THE CALL” Sunday, March 17 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:55 a.m., 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 1:30, 4:00, 7:00, 9:10 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:20 a.m., 2:00, 2:40, 4:40, 5:20, 7:20, 8:00, 10:00, 10:40 p.m.

7:05 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 p.m. McHenry Downtown Theatre – 1:30, 4:15, 7:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:15 a.m., 2:10, 4:55, 7:55, 10:45 p.m.


“DEAD MAN DOWN” Sunday, March 17 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:45 a.m., 4:35, 7:40 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:05 a.m., 1:55, 4:45, 7:30, 10:25 p.m.

“ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH” Sunday, March 17 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:10, 4:20, 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:10 a.m., 1:50, 4:30 p.m.


AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 7:10, 8:10, 9:50, 10:50 p.m.

“JACK THE GIANT SLAYER” Sunday, March 17 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 2D: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 p.m.; 3D: 10:30 a.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2D: 11:30 a.m., 2:30, 7:50 p.m. 3D: 5:10, 10:30 p.m.

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AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 2D: 11:40 a.m., 12:45, 1:20, 4:00, 6:15, 7:10 p.m.; 3D: 10:40 a.m., 2:00, 5:10, 8:15 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 2D: 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00 p.m.; 3D: 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 2D: 4:00 p.m.; 3D: 1:10, 6:50 p.m. McHenry Downtown Theatre – 1:15, 4:00, 6:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2D: 11:00 a.m., 1:00, 2:20, 3:00, 5:40, 6:20, 7:40, 9:00, 9:40 p.m.; 3D: 11:40 a.m., 12:20, 1:40, 3:40, 5:00, 7:00, 8:20, 10:20 p.m.

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“SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” Sunday, March 17 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 12:25, 3:30, 6:35 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 1:45, 4:25, 7:05 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:40, 3:50, 6:40, 9:45 p.m.

“SNITCH” Sunday, March 17 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:30 a.m., 2:10, 5:05, 7:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:00, 2:45, 5:35, 8:15, 10:55 p.m.


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16 Weight-loss book shows gentler side of ‘Biggest Loser’s’ toughest trainer By FRAZIER MOORE • The Associated Press Jillian Michaels orders two eggs over easy with a smidgen of oil and two slices of dry toast. And coffee. Coffee?! “Two strong cups, 400 milligrams, fights pancreatic cancer,” she said, “plus Alzheimer’s, Type 2 diabetes and improves cognitive functions.” Not that Michaels is a health-nut goodie-goodie. “I still drink a little bit of alcohol,” she confides. “And I haven’t been to the gym in five days!” No wonder. There’s this grueling book AP photo tour on top of an always-heavy workload, Fitness guru Jillian Michaels, a fitness coach on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” has a new book, “Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to plus the routine demands of parenting a Simple, Fast and Lasting Weight Loss.” 3-year-old daughter and an 11-month-old exactly what never to do and what it looks like in your life,” she said. son who, along with her partner, Heidi “This is never going to be easy. But it’s never gonna be easier than Rhoades, have come with her on this recent New York visit. But all is never lost, said Michaels, in the battle to lose weight and this.” Growing up, physical health wasn’t something that came easily be healthy. “Even if you’re just standing while you’re talking on the to Michaels. phone,” she offers, “you can burn up to 300 calories in a day.” Her parents went through what she calls an ugly divorce when That’s the sort of forgiving advice found in her latest book, “Slim she was 12, which only hardened her image of herself as “a fat kid, a for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast and Lasting Weight loser, someone who deserved to get picked on.” Loss” (Harmony Books). But a few years later, she got hooked on martial arts. She had “It’s my softest approach to weight loss,” said Michaels, a welllong felt like an outsider in school and most everywhere else, a feelness coach to whom the word “soft” is seldom applied. ing heightened by the fact she was gay and hadn’t yet accepted it. After all, she is famous as the drill-sergeant trainer on NBC’s But here in the dojo she was part of a community. She felt supported. “The Biggest Loser,” a 5-foot-2-inch force of nature who doesn’t hesiShe blossomed. Then came a real turning point: She broke two tate to throw her tautly muscled weight around. boards with a sidekick. “I wanted to write a book where you felt like I was sitting right “The next day when I walked into the school, no one ever there with you,” she said, a vision of reassurance seated across the [messed] with me again,” she said, her eyes blazing at the memory. table, “providing a simple solution for every problem or complaint Jillian Michaels, From there, a career unfolded for Michaels as a trainer, physical I’ve ever heard.” on “Slim for Life: My therapy aide, then sports-medicine professional. Fitness is too time-consuming, complicated, costly, inconvenient, Insider Secrets to A decade ago, she signed on to “The Biggest Loser.” There, inplus I’m hungry all the time – Michaels has heard every excuse from stantly, she stood out as a taskmaster, even a bully. the audience for her website, weekly podcast and speaking engageSimple, Fast and Last“I always identify with the underdog, and I think that’s one reaments. ing Weight Loss” son I feel fine yelling at them,” she explained. “I feel like I’m yelling “I wanted to integrate the answers and knock down the myths and the fad diets,” she said. “For every possible dieting dilemma that at a peer: Take responsibility, own this situation and bring your best. Let’s start exploring your potential.” you could ever have, I provide umpteen amount of solutions. Pick As “The Biggest Loser” heads toward its season conclusion at 7 one.” p.m. Monday, Michaels has seen full potential reached by her curIn her book, every strategy comes with a point system scored rent charge, Danni. A 26-year-old advertising account coordinator from 1 (a “bonus” tip) to 3 (most effective and important). Totalfrom Wheeling, Danni has lost 95 pounds under Michaels’ dogged ing the strategies you’re able to adopt can help predict your rate of coaching and has guaranteed herself a slot as a finalist. weight loss, she said. Michaels returned to “The Biggest Loser” this season after a twoMichaels also packs the book with simple no-brainers: Eat before year absence. Her reasons for coming back included “a whole new you head to the party so you’re less tempted by those fatty hors group of producers I really trust and like,” she said. “Besides, it’s a d’oeuvres. Nix foods tagged with “danger words” like smothered, loaded, tender, deep-fried and creamy. At the supermarket, avoid the heckuva platform.” But it’s only one of many platforms from which this go-go fitness center aisles in favor of the store perimeter, where fresh foods are guru spreads her gospel – a gospel she said isn’t really about fitness. likely to be stocked. “It’s never been about fitness for me,” Michaels said. “I don’t For imbibers who aren’t satisfied with the occasional red wine even really like to work out. But when you’re strong physically and (pretty healthy in moderation), she even offers recipes for low-cal you feel confident about your body and your health, you’re strong in cocktails. every other facet of your life. It’s transcendent.” “I’m going to show you exactly what you need to understand,


I wanted to write a book where you felt like I was sitting right there with you.”