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Lamb wraps up his testimony; J’burg teen’s siblings also take stand By SARAH SUTSCHEK ssutschek@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – The man who now says he likely killed a Johnsburg teen in 2002 was

pressed on Wednesday to explain why he repeatedly lied for years, saying he knew nothing about Brian Carrick’s disappearance. Shane Lamb, 28, has been

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der, although Lamb says it was he who punched Carrick in the face at Val’s Foods, the grocery store where all three worked.

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Jill Howe Berg reads to her son, Joejoe, 3, at their home Monday in McHenry. Berg adopted her son in December after waiting for more than two years. By JOSEPH BUSTOS jbustos@shawmedia.com

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n April 2010, Larry and Jill Howe Berg took in 11-month-old Joejoe as a foster child. They wanted to adopt Joejoe, but final placement became an issue. Another foster family had Joejoe’s younger sister, and an adoption agency contracted by the Department of Children and Family Services wanted to

reunite the siblings. The Bergs, of McHenry, and the other family had to say why they had the better home. Twice the Bergs received two-week notices that Joejoe would be moved, even after he started calling Jill and Larry mom and dad. There are 2.1 million adopted children in the country, according to the 2010 Census. The length, cost and difficulty of the adoption process varies depending on each situation.

For those who have long waits, it can be frustrating. But some who have gone through that process say the rewards are worth it. “It’s a great thing, but be prepared for the lengthy process and the emotional ride,” Jill Berg said. The Bergs got an attorney, and spent about $100,000 in legal costs to fight to keep their eventual son.

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I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT WAS HAPPENING BECAUSE I WAITED SO LONG. I WISH I HAD A MEGAPHONE TO YELL TO MY FAMILY, ‘I GOT MY DAUGHTER!’ ” Rona Roffey, of Volo, who adopted her daughter from China

WASHINGTON – Concluding two days of intense debate, the Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could give a boost to same-sex marriage by striking down the federal law that denies legally married gay spouses a wide range of benefits offered to other couples. As the court wrapped up its arguments over gay marriage in America, a majority of the justices indicated they will invalidate part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act – if they can get past procedural problems similar to those that appeared to mark Tuesday’s case over California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Since the federal law was enacted in 1996, nine states and the District of Columbia have made it legal for gays and lesbians to marry. Same-sex unions also were legal in California for nearly five months in 2008 before the Proposition 8 ban. Justice Anthony Kennedy, often the decisive vote in close cases, joined the four more liberal justices in raising questions Wednesday about a provision that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman for purposes of federal law.

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The Menard Correctional Center in Chester is where authorities say a 35-year-old inmate died Tuesday night under suspicious circumstances. It was the third suspicious death at the prison since Jan. 31.

SPRINGFIELD – The third inmate to die recently under suspicious circumstances at Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois was found in his cell Tuesday night, authorities said Wednesday. Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel said the 35-year-old man, who was housed in the prison’s segregation unit, was declared dead at 10:36 p.m. Neither Dudenbostel nor Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stacey So-

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Illinois reports 64-day wait for FOID card CHICAGO – People applying for Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification cards are waiting more than 60 days as the State Police experiences one of its busiest months ever processing applications, spokeswoman Monique Bond said Tuesday. More than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received in March, Bond said, putting it on track to be the record month so far for the program. Officials say 31,249 applications were received in December. In January, 61,172 people applied for a card, and there were 56,078 applications in February.

Officials: Arms shipments rise to Syrian rebels AMMAN, Jordan – Mideast powers opposed to President Bashar Assad have dramatically stepped up weapons supplies to Syrian rebels in coordination with the U.S. in preparation for a push on the capital of Damascus, officials and Western military experts said Wednesday. A carefully prepared covert operation is arming rebels, involving Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, with the United States and other Western governments consulting, and all parties hold veto power over where the shipments are directed, according to a senior Arab official whose government is participating.

Protesters march against Chicago school closures CHICAGO – Hundreds of teachers, parents and other opponents marched through downtown Wednesday to protest a plan to close 54 Chicago Public Schools as Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s done negotiating and is moving on to the “implementation” phase. Emanuel and schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett say the nation’s third-largest district

Iowa governor asked to reduce killer’s sentence WATERLOO, Iowa – Supporters of an inmate serving life in prison for a 1974 murder urged Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Wednes-

day to commute the sentence so he can be released, while the victim’s relatives said they had forgiven him. The statements, given during an unusual public hearing called by the governor, appeared to add momentum to 66-year-old Rasberry Williams’ bid to have his sentence changed to a fixed term so he can be released on parole after 38 years in prison.

Obama: Immigration bill could pass by summer WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pressed for swift action on a sweeping immigration bill Wednesday, saying last-minute obstacles are “resolvable” and predicting Congress could pass historic legislation by the end of the summer. In back-to-back interviews with Spanish-language television networks, Obama repeatedly voiced confidence in a bipartisan Senate group that appears to be on the cusp of unveiling a draft bill. And he said that while he is still prepared to step in with his own bill if talks break down, he doesn’t expect that step to be necessary.

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lano would release the man’s name. Dudenbostel said an autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday. The prison in Chester, about 60 miles southeast of St. Louis, was locked down while an investigation got under way, Solano said. The deaths – which so far have resulted in murder charges against one former Menard prisoner – come at a critical time for Gov. Pat Quinn’s Corrections Department. With critics complaining about packing more than 49,100 inmates in a system designed for 33,000, there have

been other violent attacks. A Pontiac guard who was beaten in January required facial reconstructive surgery. In an early February fracas, up to 15 inmates attacked two Menard guards and a chaplain. “There’s no question that violent incidents appear to be on the rise down there,” Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker said of Menard, adding that his office is handling other cases of alleged staff assaults by inmates and possession of “shanks,” or homemade weapons. Although Tuesday’s victim at Menard was in the maxi-

mum-security prison’s segregation unit, he had a cellmate. Authorities would not comment on that prisoner’s whereabouts at the time. The death was the third deemed “suspicious” since Jan. 31, when 25-year-old Jason Hall was found in his unit cell. Hall had been serving a 13-year sentence for vehicular hijacking with a weapon and was scheduled to be released in September 2015. Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker said Hall’s former cellmate, James Amison, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Colo. theater suspect offers guilty plea The ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER – Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has offered to plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty – a deal that would bring a swift end to the sometimes wrenching courtroom battle and circumvent a prolonged debate over his sanity. Prosecutors haven’t said whether they would accept the offer, and victims and survivors of last summer’s massacre were divided on what should be done.

Melisa Cowden, whose ex-husband was killed in the theater, said Wednesday she was resolutely opposed to a plea deal. “He didn’t give 12 people the chance to plea bargain and say, ‘Let’s see if you’re going to shoot me or not,’ ” said Cowden, whose two teenage daughters were with their father when he was killed. “No. No plea bargain,” she said. The attack during a crowded midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” left a dozen people dead and 70 injured. John Larimer of Crystal Lake

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Continued from page A1 “What was the alternative? He gets moved,” Larry Berg said. “His whole life gets uprooted. I didn’t have a choice. He deserves more than that.” Eventually DCFS decided that Joejoe could stay with the Bergs and his sister with her foster parents. The children still see each other, and the families are amicable, Jill Berg said. Joejoe’s adoption was finalized in December. “In the end, it paid off,” Jill Berg said. “Everyone got what they wanted.” For those wanting to adopt, there are agencies that can guide families through the process. LaNell Hill is the director of adoption for Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, which helps people looking to adopt and prepares applicants for the process. The agency also helps birth parents. “Often it’s financial – they don’t feel they’re able to be a parent or parent another child,” Hill said. “They may have goals for themselves and don’t see themselves ready to take on that responsibility, or this is something they can’t do and want to make a plan to care for their child’s future.” The agency helps conduct the necessary home studies of prospective parents, interviews, fingerprinting and background checks, among other things, Hill said. The state also requires training for adoptive parents, Hill said, so the agency discusses with them how to talk to their children about adoption, how to work with birth parents if they want a relationship with the child or how to handle cross-racial or cross-cultural adoptions, so the child is aware of his background and culture. Hill said the adoption process costs from $5,000 to $40,000, depending on whether the adoptive parents already know the birth mother or if someone is going the international route. Hill said her agency looks for financial stability, stable relationships and a loving home, among other things, when determining whether someone can adopt. “We’re looking for stability and the capacity to love and nurture a child not born to them,” Hill said. Rona Roffey of Volo is a single mom who adopted her daughter, Addison, from China two years ago. She worked for six years to adopt a child, going through multiple background checks, home observations, government paperwork and fingerprint checks. The checks are good for 15 to 18 months, Roffey said, which led to repeating some steps. She estimated she spent about $35,000 trying to adopt. A 10- to 15-page single-spaced report eventually went to China for review. In February 2011, Roffey was approved. “I couldn’t believe it was happening because I had waited so long,” Roffey said. “I wish I had a megaphone to yell to my family, ‘I got my daughter!’ ” Joe and Jill Cramer of Woodstock, on the other hand, had relatively easy processes adopting their three children. “All of mine fell in my lap,” Jill Cramer said. Their most recent adoption was in April, when daughter Eloise joined the family. Her 21-year-old birth parents were not ready to be parents, and the mother “wanted things for her daughter she wouldn’t be able to provide,” Jill Cramer said. The Cramers send pictures and updates to the birth parents, who live in Michigan, and they will likely come to Eloise’s first birthday party, Jill Cramer said. The Cramers had to go through an adoption agency check, which wrote reports for Illinois and Michigan. There was a sixmonth waiting period after Eloise was placed with them to make sure everything went well before the adoption was finalized. “To me, it was more important for me to be a mom than for me to give birth,” Jill Cramer said.

Casciaro, 29, of McHenry, already has been tried for murder once, but that ended with a mistrial after jurors failed to reach a verdict. Lamb testified Wednesday largely consistently with what he said at the last trial: He lost his temper and hit Carrick, who “went down.” But Lamb also said that Casciaro never told him to hit Carrick or do anything besides talk to him. Casciaro’s attorney, Bri-

an Telander, presented Lamb with previous statements he made on several occasions, including some under oath. Every time, Lamb denied having anything to do with Carrick’s disappearance. But on the stand this time, Lamb said he would say whatever he could to get the heat off him. He didn’t have immunity at the time. “Of course I was going to lie to them,” Lamb said. Lamb, who has a lengthy criminal record, including five prison stints, also was asked about repeated letters he sent to Assistant State’s At-

torney Michael Combs asking for help in getting transferred to a lower-security prison and getting time off his sentence. As part of the immunity deal, Lamb was given a six-year sentence on cocaine charges. He was released after serving three years. In the letters to Combs, Lamb made statements such as, “You told me I’d be taken care of and now I’m just a sitting duck” and “I did everything you asked, now I need you to come through for me.” Combs didn’t respond to those letters. Also taking the stand

Wednesday were two of Carrick’s 13 siblings, Bridget and Ed. Ed Carrick said he last saw his brother walking into Val’s Foods about 6:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 2002, the day he disappeared. Ed Carrick also said that he sold marijuana for Casciaro on one occasion, and his brother had done so as well. But Brian Carrick was too nice to be a good dealer, he said, and would give the pot to girls he was trying to impress who would simply promise to pay him back. Testimony in the afternoon included a forensic scientist who confirmed that swabs

from the scene tested positive for blood, although not all of it was human and could have come from meat. She also testified that a pair of shoes taken from another employee, a stockboy named Robert Render, were positive for blood. Some of Casciaro’s defense has focused on Render, whose blood was confirmed at the scene, Telander said. But Render cannot be called to the stand to say why his blood was there – he died in May from a drug overdose. The trial is scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. today.

Some justices said law creates 2 classes of marriage, full and ‘skim milk’ • JUSTICES Continued from page A1 It affects more than 1,100 statutes in which marital status is relevant, dealing with tax breaks for married couples, Social Security survivor benefits and, for federal employees, health insurance and leave to care for spouses. Kennedy said the Defense

of Marriage Act appears to intrude on the power of states that have chosen to recognize same-sex marriages. When so many federal statutes are affected, “which in our society means that the federal government is intertwined with the citizens’ day-to-day life, you are at real risk of running in conflict with what has always been thought to be the essence of

the state police power, which is to regulate marriage, divorce, custody,” Kennedy said. Other justices said the law creates what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called two classes of marriage, full and “skim milk marriage.” If the court does strike down part of DOMA, it would represent a victory for gay rights advocates. But it

would be something short of the endorsement of gay marriage nationwide that some envisioned when the justices agreed in December to hear the federal case and the challenge to California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Still, the tenor of the arguments over two days reflected how quickly attitudes have changed since large majorities in Congress passed the

federal DOMA in 1996 and President Bill Clinton signed it into law. In 2011, President Barack Obama abandoned the legal defense of the law in the face of several lawsuits, and last year Obama endorsed gay marriage. Clinton, too, has voiced regret for signing the law and now supports allowing gays and lesbians to marry.

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John Rung Publisher

Dan McCaleb Group Editor

Jason Schaumburg Editor

Thursday, March 28, 2013 • Page A5 • Northwest Herald • NWHerald.com 8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Slow down in Marengo We don’t blame Marengo for wanting to grow. The economy hasn’t been too friendly to many places recently, and growth is one way to jump-start a local city. Much of Marengo’s plan to attract commercial, industrial and residential development is predicated on courting the Illinois Tollway Authority into building an interFor the record change at Route 23 and Interstate 90. A solid plan should be As part of that initiated before other steps effort, the city are taken to ensure that the wants to annex project is feasible. seven parcels in Riley Township – part of that land is owned by two asphalt companies – that would add about 2,400 acres into Marengo. It also would put the city limits closer to I-90. The county needs an I-90 interchange. McHenry County is the most populous county in the country without direct access to an interstate highway within its borders. Route 23 is likely the logical place to have an interchange built. But that’s a discussion and decision that should be made with input from local municipalities, county government and the state, not one city. Marengo officials have said they are informally speaking with the county and tollway about it. But the city doesn’t appear to be off to a good start when it comes to teamwork: Riley Township officials have expressed multiple concerns about the proposed expansion, including that Marengo is moving too fast on the annexations and whether it can properly monitor the gravel pits it would inherit through the annexations. The first action Marengo aldermen took at their meeting Monday was to postpone voting on some of the proposed annexations, a move that did not allow any public comments on that topic that night. Riley Supervisor Karen Schnable said she was “disappointed” the council wouldn’t let her speak about the issue. A solid plan – including what needs to be done before an interchange is built and how to pay for it – should be initiated before other steps are taken to ensure that the project is feasible. Marengo City Manager Gary Boden said the Tollway Authority informed the city in December that nearly $125 million will be available, possibly as early as this year, for interchange construction along I-90 between Chicago and Rockford. Boden has said a Marengo interchange would cost between $55 million and $60 million, with local agencies and the tollway authority splitting costs 50-50. If Marengo wants other local agencies to pitch in on that 50 percent, it should start by slowing down and welcoming input from other local governments.

8ANOTHER VIEW

Retirement daunting The U.S. is facing a retirement crisis. The simple fact is that most workers are saving too little to retire, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute, which tracks pension issues. An institute study released recently found that the percentage of workers saving for retirement dropped to 66 percent from 75 percent in 2009. One-third said they had saved nothing for the years when they were no longer working. Of those surveyed, 28 percent had no confidence that they would have enough to retire comfortably and 21 percent were “not too confident.” So about half of American workers are facing retirement with considerable economic uncertainty, and with good reason: 57 percent of the workers surveyed reported less than $25,000 in household savings and investments. Meanwhile, many of those facing a pinched retirement, about 36 percent, planned to work beyond the minimum retirement age for Social Security of 62. But those plans might not always work out. The largest group of retirees does so at 62; only 14 percent retired after 65. Employee Benefits Research Institute says 47 percent of retirees left the workforce unexpectedly, because of health issues, job loss or disabilities. Living only on Social Security guarantees a frugal retirement. Benefits max out at $1,320 a month, $15,840 a year, at age 70. Retirement money has to stretch further because we’re living longer. According to a report by the Society of Actuaries, a male who turns 65 this year can expect to live an additional 20.5 years, a female an additional 22.7, an increase of roughly a year each over the decade. It’s better to deal with the retirement financial crunch sooner rather than later, whether through better savings instruments, more incentives to save or even mandatory savings requirements. Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press

Editorial Board: John Rung, Dan McCaleb, Jason Schaumburg, Kevin Lyons, Jon Styf, Kate Schott, Stacia Hahn

8IT’S YOUR WRITE Experience separates Walsh To the Editor: As voters, we have an opportunity to elect an excellent candidate to the McHenry County College Board of Trustees. With 22 years of work experience at MCC, Molly Walsh has firsthand knowledge and a unique perspective of what works and what has not worked for the college. Being deeply involved with our community in many areas for many years (check out her platform and background at www.votemollywalsh.com), Molly is better able to see the big picture and overall effects decisions made by the MCC Board will have on students and the community. Contact Molly at molly@votemollywalsh.com if you have any questions or concerns. Molly would love to hear from you. Barbara Cunningham Crystal Lake

Kownick dedicated to Cary To the Editor: Mark Kownick is an outstanding candidate for village president in Cary and has my full support. I have known Mark for many years and know firsthand how dedicated he is to our town. Mark’s involvement in the community and his experience as a village trustee provide the qualifications and leadership skills needed to serve Cary residents. I believe our elected officials should bring integrity, experience and a businesslike approach when elected to serve the taxpayers of the village. Please join me in supporting Mark Kownick for president. Janaan Curran Cary

Vote for Wilbeck, Jenner, Walsh for MCC trustee To the Editor: I attended the McHenry County College candidates forum, which makes my decision for trustee easy. I will vote for Tom Wilbeck, Chris Jenner and Molly Walsh. Wilbeck and Jenner were well-spoken with factual information to support their points. They oppose the feasibility study for a $42 million MCC health facility (which includes a 30,000-square-foot fitness center). They cited a decrease in the county school district enrollments, a county abundance of existing fitness centers, and a previous tuition hike for students. They gave positive ideas for improvements at MCC in the best interest of the students and our community. They advocated for balanced bud-

gets, reducing spending wastes, and not using bonds without a public referendum. Walsh also appears to be unafraid to speak out for the taxpayers. You can have this voice on how your tax dollars are spent for the next six years. Pamela Richards Woodstock

Appropriate call letters for Walsh’s radio program To the Editor: Regarding the article, ”Walsh gets talk radio show,” it appears appropriate that the radio station Mr. Walsh will broadcast from is named WIND, because Walsh can certainly push a lot of air once he begins talking. Walsh stated a goal: “I intend to do with this program what I did as a U.S. congressman – speak plainly, speak directly, not worry about political correctness.” No changes there. I don’t remember Walsh accomplishing much as a congressman, but he, of course, did do a lot of talking and complaining and acting angry. Now Walsh will do more of the same on the airwaves and receive his salary from corporate funds instead of from taxpayers. Walsh said that at the radio station, he will “engage in respectful, engaging debate with all viewpoints.” Now, that’s a change. Walsh will be “respectful.” Yet, the article stated, he generated controversy throughout his term, shouting at constituents during a town hall meeting. Has Walsh turned over a new leaf? Lastly, Walsh said, the show will be a “great platform to grow a freedom movement which is already gaining momentum right here in Illinois.” Not sure what Walsh means by that. I don’t know if the “freedom movement” will translate into the Republicans winning elections, winning a majority in Springfield or winning the White House. That would be realistic and pragmatic. Or, is Walsh talk, talk, talking again about something that is demagogic, nebulous, and a way for him to secure those high ratings for national syndication? Jim Bauman Crystal Lake

Vote Anderson in FRG To the Editor: As a retiring trustee of eight years with the village board of Fox River Grove, I would like to recommend to all the citizens in Fox River Grove to vote for Tom Anderson as a village trustee. He has been a resident of Fox River Grove since 1999. He served

8THE FIRST AMENDMENT

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as a volunteer firefighter in Fox River Grove for 12 years – most as a lieutenant. He has been a member of the Zoning Board for the past four years. Tom believes in a strong fiscal approach to government keeping real estate taxes as low as possible. He is for a long-term plan for growth and control of cost. Being a commander in the U.S. Coast Guard in Desert Storm and a senior officer in American Steamship Co. provides him a strong since of leadership and financial responsibility. Gerald D. Menzel Trustee, Fox River Grove

No party line vote in Grafton To the Editor: I cannot believe it. Pam Fender won the Republican nomination for Grafton Township supervisor. How could this a happen? Let’s review Grafton Township history. A few years ago, Dan Ziller and Linda Moore legally challenged and defeated former Grafton Township Supervisor John Rossi and its trustees’ attempt to issue $3 million in bonds to build a new Township Hall. The new $3.5 million hall was against public opinion and would require increasing property taxes for debt-servicing. Thereafter, Moore ran for supervisor and defeated Rossi. Obviously the trustees would be very hostile to her, which was the case. To aggravate the situation and diminish Moore’s authority, the trustees created a township administrator position and appointed Pam Fender, which directly resulted the expensive lawsuits. Come April, do not vote along party line. A vote for Fender is a vote for dysfunctional government. Joseph Greenwood Lake in the Hills

Kownick is business friendly To the Editor: On April 9, we will be electing a new village president in Cary. This is a contested election, so every vote will count. As village president, Mark Kownick will work for the residents

related letter is 5 p.m. March 29. All letters are subject to editing for length and clarity at the sole discretion of the editor. Submit letters by: • E-mail: letters@nwherald.com • Mail: Northwest Herald “It’s Your Write” Box 250 Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250

of Cary to maintain the best we currently have and create better opportunities for our future without any conflict of interest. Mark is committed to strengthening and diversifying Cary’s tax base and negotiating smart economic development deals that protect Cary taxpayers’ interests. Mark is a dedicated business professional who will serve Cary and its residents with integrity and no self-serving agenda. As president, Mark will promote Cary as a destination community where commerce and industry feel welcome to establish business in the village. Mark is committed to maintaining a strong and vibrant community, which will be transparent and responsive to residents with decisions made in the best interest of the entire village. Vote for Mark Kownick. Kassy Pinter Cary

Weskerna proven candidate in Marengo Township To the Editor: With absolutely no disrespect for the challenger, incumbent candidate Steve Weskerna has demonstrated and proved his ability and accountability at all levels as our Marengo Township supervisor. He has earned our support. Steve is intimately acquainted with the issues facing our community on the township level. His personality and knowledge have brought an exceptional ability to the position. As a former city elected official, we served together on various committees dealing with specific issues – watershed planning, transportation, local and regional planning and development. He has proved his support for safeguarding the local importance of our underground aquifers, the Kishwaukee River and the quality of life in Marengo Township. He knows his residents, is respectful of all people and available to help provide funding in their emergency situations. Dorothy Otis Marengo

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8COMMUNITY NEWS

CREWS READY FOR ROAD WORK McHENRY – As crews prepare to resume widening Charles J. Miller Road, traffic control changes are being made, including decreased speed limits and shifting lanes. McHenry County Division of Transportation officials warn drivers to expect delays and recommend they consider alternative routes as construction ramps up. Officials expect this phase of the two-part project to be completed by Oct. 15. Work began in November. This phase of the project includes widening the two-lane road to four lanes from near the entrance to the South Wastewater Treatment Plant to River Road. A new two-lane bridge will be constructed over the Fox River to supplement the existing two-lane bridge. It is expected to cost $12 million, according to the project’s website. To sign up for updates on the project, visit charlesmillerroad.com.

SECTION B Thursday, March 28, 2013 Northwest Herald

Breaking news @ www.NWHerald.com

Police revise victim estimate Chief: 1 more woman to be interviewed in case of alleged Craigslist rapist By SHAWN SHINNEMAN sshinneman@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – Police have so far heard from just one additional woman in the case of alleged rapist Charles Oliver, contrary to reports from other media sources Wednesday saying

multiple women had come forward since the original charges went public. Woodstock Police Chief Robert Lowen said Wednesday evening that police would interview a woman involved in what appears to be a related incident this afternoon.

Charles R. Oliver, 44, of 407 W. Greenwood Ave., Woodstock, has so far been charged with raping five women, including escorts and prostitutes he met through Craigslist. Prosecutors have said that as many as 20 unidentified victims are possible.

A report Wednesday afternoon claimed that multiple women had come forward since the initial media reports, and used a direct quote from a Woodstock Police Department representative.

See POLICE, page B4

DOGS ON THE HUNT Board weighs yearly audits

– Emily K. Coleman

Mental health panel created

CANDIDATE FORUM APRIL 4 IN CARY CARY – The Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will host a free public “Meet the Candidates” event at 7 p.m. April 4 at the Cary Park District Community Center, 255 Briargate Road. The event is an opportunity to meet with the slate of candidates running for Cary village president and the Cary Park District seats in the April 9 elections. Candidates will share their take on the issues and be open to questions from the audience. Candidates participating in the forum include the two candidates running for village president – Bruce Kaplan and Mark Kownick. The forum also will include the three candidates running for two open seats for the Cary Park District – Mike Renner, Patrick Smith and Phil Stanko. The forum is free and open to the public. Complimentary coffee and treats will be served. For information, call the Chamber at 847-639-2800 or visit www.carygrovechamber.com.

By KEVIN P. CRAVER kcraver@shawmedia.com

and pretty. ... When you’ve got an outfit like PETA that has absolutely no reluctance to lie – they thrive on it – it hurts a lot of people. It hurts people that are devoted to the animals.” Hawthorn has about 65 tigers, including about a dozen at the Richmond facility, Cuneo said. The company also owns other animals, including bison, elk, deer and zebras.

The McHenry County Mental Health Board said it will actively discuss conducting an annual audit in response to ongoing questions regarding its revenue and spending. Board members agreed Tuesday evening to create a Finance Committee that will discuss whether the taxpayerfunded agency should pursue an outside audit. The decision came at a meeting in which three new members were seated on the nine-member board, and the first meeting after its president was ousted by the McHenry County Board. “This will improve trans- Paula parency about Yensen how we con- D-Lake in duct ourselves the Hills as a Mental Health Board to have a group of committee members meeting about financials,” said Paula Yensen, D-Lake in the Hills, who holds the County Board’s voting seat on the Mental Health Board. Critics have alleged in recent years that the Mental Health Board has become a bureaucracy that spends too much money on administration and overhead that instead should be disbursed to more than two dozen agencies working with the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, which the board was created by voters to do. About one-third of the $13.15 million the board received last year stayed internal – former board President Lee Ellis first put the amount spent on administration at 6 percent, but said in February it could be between 6 percent and 11 percent. Critics, such as County Board member Donna Kurtz, R-Crystal Lake,

See PETA, page B4

See BOARD, page B4

ABOVE: Miniature Labrador Bentley, 5, and owner Brandon Schnowske of Cary make a dash for eggs Wednesday at the start of the Dog Egg Hunt at Hoffman Park in Cary. Inside every egg was a dog treat. RIGHT: Bear, an 8-year-old German shepherd, wears a pair of bunny ears Wednesday. Photos by Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com

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8LOCAL BEST BET

CONSUMER SHOW SET FOR HUNTLEY HUNTLEY – The 2013 Spring Consumer Showcase will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Prairie Lodge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. This Del Webb Sun City business expo will feature more than 130 exhibitors representing diverse businesses including home improvement, travel, health care, insurance, financial planning, automotive, physical therapy, handyman services, landscaping and more. Admission is free. For information, call 847-515-7241.

8LOCAL DEATHS Amy J. Blevins 47, Crystal Lake

PETA: Richmond facility abused tigers By EMILY K. COLEMAN ecoleman@shawmedia.com RICHMOND – A Richmond-based circus training facility has come under fire by an animal-rights group, according to a news release. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed a complaint with the U.S. Agriculture Department asking for the revocation of Hawthorn Corp.’s license and criminal charges against its owner, John Cuneo, and ex-

Lauretta E. Helmer 85, Cary Bonnie Phillips 70, Woodstock Lisa A. Schacht 44, Marengo Alan A. Swanson 95, Huntley OBITUARIES on pages B4-5

hibitor Lance Ramos. The complaint is based on a “whistleblower’s sworn affidavit” alleging the physical abuse of tigers at the facility, including whipping them in the face and failing to provide veterinary care, the news release stated. “The whistleblower[’s name] has been redacted to protect that individual’s privacy,” PETA spokeswoman Carney Anne Chester said. When asked whether protecting the person’s employ-

ment was a concern, Chester replied that the concern was privacy. The complaint said the person personally witnessed the events in the affidavit on several occasions. Cuneo denied there’s any abuse occurring at the facility, praising his employees’ dedication to the animals. “It’s a bunch of silly nonsense,” Cuneo said in a phone interview. “If you want to have somebody come and inspect them, I’d be happy to because everything is clean

Grafton’s forensic audit will move ahead, Moore says By STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO sdibenedetto@shawmedia.com

Betty Lou DeMonte 70, Cary

Charles R. Oliver, 44, of Woodstock is charged with multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.

HUNTLEY – Grafton Township soon will pay the bank fee that could have stalled a long-awaited forensic audit, said Supervisor Linda Moore, whom trustees criticized for wanting to delay the audit. Trustees Betty Zirk and Rob LaPorta called a special board meeting Tuesday to direct Moore to pay Harris Bank in Huntley a $750 fee for turning over thousands of documents and bank statements to ECS Financial Services, which was contracted

to do the audit. But Moore did not attend the meeting, where trustees authorized the $750 fee by a 4-0 vote. The trustees, who have fought in court with Moore, suspected that the supervisor’s absence meant she was going to ignore the board directive as she did with the original $10,000 retainer to ECS, Zirk said. “She hasn’t been cooperative before, unless she starts to feel that the judge will come down on her,” Zirk said. “I hope she pays it. At this point, why hold up things any longer?”

Linda Moore Grafton Township supervisor

Betty Zirk Grafton Township trustee

In February, McHenry County Judge Michael Caldwell found Moore in contempt of court because she hadn’t paid the $10,000 retainer to ECS that trustees authorized in November. Trustees had been push-

ing for a forensic audit to see whether Moore did anything wrong with handling Grafton’s finances during her tenure, which ends in May. Zirk said she wanted to call a special meeting Tuesday so the forensic audit wouldn’t encounter another delay. She also questioned why Moore didn’t tell the board about the bank fee before the board’s regular meeting March 14. In defense, Moore said she was waiting for the formal invoice before alerting the trustees about the bank fee. Moore also was sick Tuesday and didn’t attend the meeting

to avoid getting others sick, she said. Once she receives the official minutes from Tuesday’s meeting, she said, she will send the $750 check to Harris Bank, which then can hand over the voluminous bank statements dating to 2008 to ECS. But Moore took issue with the trustees questioning her commitment to paying the fee. “I think it’s unfounded, and I don’t understand why everything has to be negative,” Moore said. “We need to work together. I’ve always tried to work with them.”


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CRYSTAL LAKE: NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY INITIATIVE

April 16 event stresses end-of-life planning NORTHWEST HERALD CRYSTAL LAKE – The National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative began five years ago when health care organizations nationwide united to raise public awareness about advance health care decisions. Although making these decisions is important, it is even more important to have the conversation about decisions with family members and health care providers.

To support the National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative in McHenry County, the Chicago End of Life Care Coalition, Northwest Branch, and JourneyCare, formerly Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, will sponsor a screening of the film “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject. “ The producers, Terry Kaldhusal, a former Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, and Mike Bernhagen, a hos-

pice educator, examine in the film how Americans live at the end of their lives. Interviews with patients, family members, doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy and national experts from around the country are included. These voices of experience say that communication and preparation are the keys to preventing unnecessary physical, emotional, spiritual and social suffering at the end of life. This event will run from

Applications now available for the Miss McHenry Pageant McHENRY – Registration is open for the 64th annual Miss McHenry Pageant. The event is sponsored by the city of McHenry and the McHenry Police Officers Association. A $1,000 scholarship prize will be awarded to the queen. Cash prizes will be provided for other runners-up and award winners. The pageant is open to girls between the ages of 16 and 20. Contestants must live in the McHenry school districts

and have a McHenry address. Contestants are required to obtain a business sponsor or sponsors (two maximum) totaling $200. Contestants are encouraged to obtain city of McHenry business sponsorships. Applications are available at businesses around McHenry or can be downloaded at www.ci.mchenry.il.us. The deadline for submitting applications is April 19. Only the first 15 applicants will be accepted. Completed applications

can be dropped off with sponsorship fees to the McHenry Municipal Building, to the attention of Bill Hobson in the Administration Office. This year’s pageant will be June 22 at McHenry High School West Campus, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road. Applicants should review the rules, charm course requirements and time commitment calendar before returning forms. For information, call Pageant Director Marisa Merkel at 815-347-5947.

UNION: McHENRY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Group accepting scholarship applications NORTHWEST HERALD UNION – Time is running out to apply for the McHenry County Historical Society’s inaugural Nancy Fike Scholarship. The deadline to submit applications and all supporting documents is Monday. The $1,000 college scholarship to honor the society’s retired former administrator, Nancy Fike, will be presented annually to a graduating senior from a McHenry County high school who plans to study education, history or

the social sciences. The financial award will be given on behalf of the student to his or her chosen college or university. For more than 40 years, Fike demonstrated her love for McHenry County and its history. Her attention to education and historical accuracy can be observed in the programs, museum, research library and buildings now owned and maintained by the society. Applications for the inaugural scholarship, which will be awarded for the 2013-14 academic year, are available

ments that are in accordance with Illinois law will be available. To register, call 224-7702493. The registration deadline is April 8. This is a free event. The sponsors ask that those attending consider a $5 donation that may be made at the event. To learn about the Chicago End of Life Care Coalition, visit www.cecc.info. To learn about JourneyCare, visit www.journeycare.org.

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chaplain at JourneyCare; Julie Glendanning, director of clinical learning at JourneyCare; Barbara Sutton of JourneyCare; and Dr. Thomas Weyburn, associate medical director at JourneyCare. This event will give community members the information and tools needed when talking about their end-of-life wishes with family members and health care providers. Health care power of attorney and living will docu-

8:30 a.m. to noon April 16 in the Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. A continental breakfast will precede the program. After the screening of the hourlong film, there will be a panel discussion featuring Susan R. Dolan, RN, JD, author of “The End of Life Advisor,” and executive director of Angels Grace Hospice; James Gould, instructor of ethics at McHenry County College; the Rev.Tom Tews,

on the society’s website, mchsonline.org. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, provide two letters of recommendation as specified in the application, show proof of community service and write a 500-word essay pertaining to McHenry County. Essay topics will be announced each year by the society. For this first year, the topic is “Research and discuss a historically significant event from the past 50 years in McHenry County.” For information, call 815923-2267.

Author, poet to visit River East Library LAKEMOOR – Deborah L. Weaver, a local poet and author, will visit the River East Library, 813 W. Route 120, during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. She will offer a presentation,

“The Many Faces of Child Abuse and Neglect,” during which she will read pertinent flash essays and poetry from her book, “Length of Light.” She also will offer her perspective as a survivor, foster/ adoptive parent and worker in social services. Weaver’s presentation will

be at 1 p.m. April 6. A representative from Prevent Child Abuse Illinois also will be on hand. The registration deadline is Tuesday. For information, call the library at 815-385-6303 or visit www.rivereastlibrary.org.

heartlandbc.org. • 8 a.m. to noon Saturday – Kohl’s Department Store, 2450 N. Richmond Road, McHenry. • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10 – Trapani Orthodontics, 1497 Merchant Drive, Algonquin. Cosponsored by Fiandaca Periodontics. Appointments and information: 847-6584020; www.lifesource.org.

McLean Blvd., Elgin, 847-7418282; 649 W. State St., Geneva, 630-208-8105; 1200 N. Highland Ave., Aurora, 630-892-7055. • LifeSource Blood Center – Crystal Lake Community Donor Center, 5577 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, 815-356-5173. Hours: noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: 877-543-3768 or www. lifesource.org. • Rock River Valley Blood Center – 419 N. Sixth St., Rockford, 877-778-2299; 815-965-8751 or www.rrvbc.org. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays; 7 to 11 a.m. second Saturdays.

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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. • 12:30 to 3 p.m. today – 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, 815-477-0086 or sign up online at www.heartlandbc.org. • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today – Little Caesars Pizza, 5006-C Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. All donors will receive a coupon for free pizza and crazy bread. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Tanner, 815-2451778 or sign up online at www.

Blood service organizations • American Red Cross of Greater Chicago – 800-4483543 for general blood services; 312-729-6100 general questions. • Heartland Blood Centers – 800-786-4483; 630-264-7834 or www.heartlandbc.org. Locations: 6296 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, 815-356-0608; 1140 N.

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FOX LAKE: DOWNTOWN LAKEFRONT VISION PLAN

DISTRICT 47

Village looks into bike share program

Six seek 4 spots on school board

By EMILY K. COLEMAN ecoleman@shawmedia.com FOX LAKE – The village of Fox Lake could look into developing a bike share program as a way to increase its appeal as a tourist destination. The proposal is one of a few programs and 38.1 miles of new bike paths included in the Fox Lake Greenways and Bikeways Plan, which was approved Tuesday evening by the Fox Lake Village Board. The plan doesn’t commit the village to any projects but lays out proposals and strategies on how to accomplish the projects. The newly adopted plan draws on the village’s Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Lakefront Vision Plan, which identify major destinations within the village that residents and visitors would like to get to by bike. Because those destinations include the downtown, the lakefront, schools and parks, the bike plan recommends starting in the downtown and expanding outward, and adding bike parking at Lakefront Park. It also recommends pursuing a bike sharing program, which could be developed through a partnership with a local business. “It definitely is a new and innovative recommendation,” said Tim Gustafson, a senior planner with T.Y.

Lin International. “I think it could be an interesting item for the village to explore.” The start-up cost for a small-scale program of fewer than 10 bikes is less than $50,000, according to a Federal Highway Administration report. On average, annual operating costs run between $12,000 and $15,000. The most challenging of the proposed bikeways is along Route 12, Gustafson said. The path would connect the village’s bike system to State Park Road, which leads to the Chain O’ Lakes State Park. The plan includes two layouts for how the lanes would be spaced and how wide the buffered bike lanes would be at the bridge crossing Nippersink Lake Channel. One layout keeps the center turn lane, but narrows the lane to the 10-foot minimum. The other keeps the lanes to 11 feet but eliminates the center lane, creating instead a 4-foot buffer area. Because Route 12 is a state route, planners T.Y. Lin International – who put together the plan with the village’s engineering firm, HR Green – ran ideas by the Illinois Department of Transportation. IDOT officials were not comfortable with 10-foot lanes or eliminating the center turn lane, Gustafson said, and that will be something designers will have to keep in mind moving forward.

McHENRY: CENTEGRA HEALTH SYSTEM

Heart screenings offered for teenagers in April NORTHWEST HERALD McHENRY – Centegra Health System offers echocardiogram heart screenings designed for teenagers ages 13 to 18. The screening is an ultrasound of the heart that can help detect heart defects and abnormalities, even when no symptoms are present. These screenings will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Centegra Physician Care locations on the Centegra Wellness on the Move mobile health unit for $85 on the following dates in April: • April 9 at Centegra Physician Care – Spring Grove, 1906 Holian Drive. • April 16 at Centegra Physician Care – Huntley, 10350 Haligus Road. • April 29 at Centegra Physician Care – Woodstock, 3707 Doty Road. Many active teens do not show symptoms of heart abnormalities yet may be at

risk for cardiac arrest or even death. Many cases of sudden cardiac death in teens, especially ages 13 to 18 years old, can be prevented with a proper heart screening. Heart screening requirements include completion of a pre-screening questionnaire, parental or guardian consent and presence of a parent or guardian at the screening. All necessary forms can be found at centegra.org/echo. The pre-screening questionnaire should be brought to the appointment. Comfortable clothing should be worn for the screening. Dr. R. David Halstead, a pediatric cardiologist with Centegra Physician Care – McHenry, interprets the heart screenings. Studies will be read and results mailed to a parent within one week. For information on Centegra Health System, visit centegra.org or call 877-2368347.

8LOCAL BRIEF MCC to offer Pacific Coast trip in August CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College’s Trips and Tours Program will offer a Pacific Coast journey to visit Oregon’s coast and San Francisco from Aug. 7 to 15. This nine-day air trip includes many highlights, including five dinners, eight breakfasts, a Rouge River Jet boat excursion,

visit to Redwood National Park, visit to the Golden Gate Bridge, several tours and much more. The cost is $3,038 for a single, $2,339 for doubles per person and $2,323 per person for triple. To sign up or for information, call the Trips and Tours Office at 815-455-8759 or Claudia Terrones at 815-455-8782.

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8POLICE REPORTS Crystal Lake • Michael A. Reimann, 19, 4221 Wildwood Drive, Crystal Lake, was charged Friday, Jan. 25, with reckless driving and possession of marijuana. • David L. Mirenic, 47, 586 Somerset Lane, Apt. 4, Crystal Lake, was charged Tuesday, Jan. 29, with driving under the influence. • A 16-year-old juvenile was charged Friday, Feb. 1, with disorderly conduct. • Abner Jose Ramierez, 18, 178 Clover Court, Hainesville, was charged Friday, Feb. 1, with possession of drug paraphernalia.

• A 16-year-old juvenile was charged Friday, Feb. 1, with possession of drug paraphernalia. • Joel Alan Chambers, 25, 301 Windslow Way, Lake in the Hills, was charged Sunday, Feb. 3, with criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Johnathan Ryan Vargas, 22, 402 Northlake Road, Lakemoor, was charged Tuesday, Feb. 5, with theft, driving without insurance and unlawful possession of registration. • Glen Allen Brucci, 47, 2116 Meyers St., Belvidere, was charged Saturday, Feb. 9, with retail theft.

By CHELSEA McDOUGALL cmcdougall@shawmedia.com CRYSTAL LAKE – A curriculum change is a hot topic among those running for the District 47 school board, with two newcomers opposing the current board’s decision to implement ethics-based education. Eileen Palsgrove and Donna Ricci disagreed with a recent decision to implement Character Counts next year. The two, along with fellow challenger Betsy Les, are seeking one of the four open spots, while school board President Jeff Mason and fellow incumbents Robert Routzahn and Ruth Scifo are seeking to retain theirs. When the board approved the new program, some parents at the time argued that the curriculum would teach controversial subject matter and introduce adult themes too early. “[Character Counts] is not crafted well for adoption into the classroom, it introduces topics best left for parents to discuss with their own children, and it places an undue

District 47 school board candidates Voters will select four for fouryear terms Jeff Mason (incumbent) Betsy Les Robert Routzahn (i) Donna Ricci Ruth Scifo (i) Eileen Palsgrove

Election Central Follow all the local races at NWHerald.com/ election. burden on teachers,” said Palsgrove, a former teacher. Ricci, who is on the elementary school district’s Parent Advisory Board, echoed that sentiment. “[My] main concerns included cost of program, teachers time and training, time away from core subjects, unclear implementation, how to measure the success, substance in lessons and protection of parental rights,” Ricci said in the Northwest

Herald’s candidate questionnaire. Another recent board decision to start full-day kindergarten next year was lauded by each of the incumbents as their most significant accomplishment of the past year. “Now that we have the space to implement this program, it will better prepare our students from a younger age ... and is responsive to parents who have been requesting full-day kindergarten for a long time,” said Mason, who has been a board member since 2009 and previously from 1996 to 2002. Routzahn went a step further, saying it was the highlight of his four-year term. “This new offering will have a profound impact on the quality of our elementary education,” Routzahn said. “Detractors may complain about costs, but this investment in our children is well worth the expense.” Scifo agreed with her fellow incumbents on the projected success of all-day kindergarten, but added that a balanced budget in 2012-13 was a boon for the district and for taxpayers.

However, it is something that could prove difficult in the future. “[The budget is] balanced, which was difficult and demanded of us hard choices, including delaying the implementation of programs and improvements that would benefit children and reduce class sizes,” said Scifo, who has been on the board for 12 years. Les, a former teacher, promised to be a financial watchdog, but stopped short of promising to freeze tax levies until the housing market rebounds, citing unknown variables such as the impact of pension reform and pending teacher contracts. “A school board member must also weigh the impact of other resources that are coming into the district,” Les said. “... A tax levy that I will support will be based on the dollars needed to provide a quality education within District 47 and not simply based on the total amount of tax dollars available to us.” Early voting has started for the April 9 election. Winners will serve four-year terms.

Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Information: 815-455-1411. EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 485 Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. Egg hunt for children through sixth-grade. Information: 815-459-5096 or www.stpaulsucccl.org. EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m. Saturday, Zion Lutheran Church, 4206 W. Elm St., McHenry. For children through age 12 in the McHenry community. Bring a basket or bag to take home your goodies. Free. Information: 815-385-0859 or www.zionmchenry.org. EASTER EVENT FOR CHILDREN, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 8901 Cary-Al-

gonquin Road, Cary. Featuring crafts, a story and an egg hunt. Information: 847-639-3959. LUNCH WITH THE BUNNY, 11 a.m. Saturday, Old Towne Hall, 54 Brink St., Crystal Lake. Hot buffet brunch, free photo with the Easter Bunny, gift for each child, entertainment, music, games and prize drawings. Tickets: $12 a person ages 2 and older. Information: 815-479-0835 or www.downtowncl.org. EASTER EGG HUNT, 3 p.m. Saturday, St. John's Lutheran Church, 9812 St. Albans St., Hebron. All children through fourth grade are invited to search for eggs in the backyard of the church. Information: 815-648-2671.

8EASTER EVENTS CALENDAR Friday EASTER EGG HUNT, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Elite Kids, 825 Munshaw Lane, Suite B, Crystal Lake. Easter egg hunt, crafts, games, cookie decorating and open gym. Schedule: noon to 1 p.m. preschool hunt for ages 6 and younger ($7 members, $8 nonmembers); 6 to 7 p.m. academy hunt for ages 6 and older and open gym 7 to 8 p.m. ($11 members, $13 nonmembers). Information: 815-451-9600 or www.elitekidsusa.com. Saturday EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m. Saturday, The Congregational

Church of Algonquin, 307 S. Main St., Algonquin. Weather permitting, there will be a hunt for younger children and one for older children. Light refreshments, egg dyeing and crafts. Open to the public. Information: 847-658-5308. EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m. Saturday, Living Waters Lutheran Church, 1808 Miller Road, Crystal Lake. Rain or shine. Free. Open to the public. Information: 815-4552424. EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m. Saturday, Village Hall Park, adjacent to Village Hall at 3125 Barreville Road, Prairie Grove. Open to all children ages 12 and younger. Free. Accepting donations of nonperishable food items for the


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8OBITUARIES

Oliver’s bond was increased to $3M Tuesday his initial arrest in January, but he was charged in February with harassing the boyfriend of one of the alleged victims. Police also identified additional vicRobert tims. O l i v e r ’ s Lowen bond was in- Woodstock creased to $3 police chief million at a hearing Tuesday. Taking into account his previous

• POLICE Continued from page B1 Lowen said the representative told him that he hadn’t been misquoted, but Lowen said when he “pressed” the staff member, he confirmed that only one woman had come forward. “I know we’re hoping that more come forward but as yet, that has not occurred,” Lowen said. Oliver posted bond after

bond payment, he must post $255,000 to be released. He is charged with multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, as well as kidnapping and unlawful restraint. Police found stacks of videos of unknown women engaged in what often appear to be nonconsensual sex acts at Oliver’s home, Assistant State’s Attorney Sharyl Eisenstein said. Although others have done so, Lowen said he was hesi-

AMY J. BLEVINS Born: Aug. 11, 1965; in Chicago Died: March 26, 2013

tant to base a number of potential remaining victims on those images. “We don’t even know definitely if those were victims from his things, or collections, or what have you,” he said. Oliver faces between 95 and 120 years in prison if convicted, Eisenstein said. His next court date is April 12.

CRYSTAL LAKE – Amy J. Blevins, 47, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 26, 2013. She was born Aug. 11, 1965, in Chicago, the daughter of Erman and Linda (Slechta) Blevins. She is survived by her husband, Ronald E. Halgren; a daughter, Anna Halgren; her siblings, Erman (Debbie) Blevins, Elizabeth (John) Arnold, Ellen Bass and Lucas (Samantha) Blevins; and

• Northwest Herald reporter Sarah Sutschek contributed to this report.

her nieces and nephews, Erman, Connor, Mathew, Adriana, Sydney, Angie, Buddy and Timothy. She was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Christina and Emily Halgren; and a nephew, Anthony Bass. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 29, at Crystal Lake Memorial Park. For funeral information, call 815-455-2233 or visit www.skajafuneralhomes. com. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits • Continued on page B5

Board appointments approved March 5 Prior complaint concerned disease exposure be looking at things with a whole new set of eyes,” Kurtz said. The County Board earlier this year received 16 applications for three expired fouryear terms and a one-year unexpired term on the Mental Health Board. The public health committee interviewed 12 for the unpaid positions, including Ellis, but decided to deny him reappointment and instead recommend newcomers Carrie Smith, Robert Routzahn and Heather Murgatroyd. The committee recommended giving incumbent Connee Meschini the one-year unexpired term left by the Rev. James Swarthout, who took a job with an agency that receives Mental Health Board funding. The County Board approved the appointments March 5. The County Board is accepting applications through April 11 to fill another vacancy left by Sam Tenuto, who stepped down to take a job with Pioneer Center for Hu-

• BOARD Continued from page B1 peg the number at 19 percent. The Mental Health Board does more than act as a passthrough agency for funding. It employs more than 30 people and is paying off $3 million in economic stimulus bonds it used to almost quadruple the size of its Crystal Lake headquarters. Board officials have maintained their finances and spending are transparent, and have vehemently fought allegations to the contrary, a number of which have come from several of the service agencies dependent on Mental Health Board funding. Kurtz is chairwoman of the County Board Public Health and Human Services Committee that spearheaded putting three new members on the board. She said Wednesday she is hopeful the Mental Health Board will proceed with annual audits to “make sure the mission is being met.” “I think they are going to

man Services, a client agency and critic of Mental Health Board spending. County Board member Ersel Schuster, R-Woodstock, said she was pleased the Mental Health Board is willing to discuss an audit. Schuster, one of the County Board’s fiscal hawks, broached the idea after the March 5 vote after alleging the numbers being thrown out by the Mental Health Board, especially in the weeks leading up to Ellis’ ouster, had not been vetted. “I was blown away by the receptiveness to the audit question, and that they are moving it to their new finance committee and pursuing the possibility of doing audits. They were very wide open and very responsive. I was very excited by the way they handled things last night,” Schuster said. Homeowners pay about 14.4 cents per $100 in assessed valuation to fund the Mental Health Board, or about $87 a year for the owner of a $200,000 home who takes the homestead exemption.

• PETA Continued from page B1 Ramos hasn’t been at the Richmond facility since December, Cuneo said. He had been working shows in Florida. While USDA spokesman Dave Sacks said he cannot comment on a particular case, complaints usually trigger a focused inspection. The department does not have a set policy on when those inspections have to

happen, but the inspections always are unannounced. The USDA filed a complaint against Hawthorn Corp. in April 2003 for 47 violations of the Animal Welfare Act. In a May 2004 settlement, Cuneo admitted to 19 of the violations and agreed to find new homes for 16 animals, who had been exposed to a human strain of tuberculosis. He also paid a $200,000 fine. Of Hawthorn’s past nine inspections going back to

July 2010, the company was cited twice, once in August for failing to have appropriate barriers to prevent the public from coming in direct contact with the tigers and in June 2011 for failing to have the proper veterinarian form and failing to document the diet of the animals. It also was the target of a 2007 lawsuit, in which an Iowa man said he was mauled by a tiger in July 2005 at the facility. The case was dismissed in 2010.

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BETTY LOU DeMONTE Born: Dec. 3, 1942; in Franklin Park Died: March 26, 2013; in Cary CARY – Betty Lou DeMonte, 70, of Cary, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at home surrounded by family. Betty was born Dec. 3, 1942, in Franklin Park, the daughter of Elmer and Patricia Bieneman. She was the second of eight children, Raymond, Elmer, Patrick, Margaret, William, Robert and Julie. On April 14, 1962, she married the love of her life, Joseph DeMonte, and they remained devoted to one another for 50 years. Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Daniel Krause of Crystal Lake; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Dina DeMonte of McHenry; daughter, Susan DeMonte of Cary; daughter and son-in-law, Shanie and George Rudder of Cary; son and daughterin-law, Dominick and Cara DeMonte of Cary; daughter and son-inlaw, Cynthia and David Dedman of Wonder Lake; grandchildren, Samantha Krause (Schnell), Alexandria Krause, Ashley DeMonte, Alissa DeMonte, Frank DeMonte, Miranda DeMonte, Zach Rudder, Dayna Rudder, Emily Rudder, Jordyn DeMonte, A.J. DeMonte, Tonya Hull-Dalman and Logan Dedman; and great-grandchildren, Layla and Lilly Monte. Mrs. DeMonte was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; sister, Margaret Yearton; father, Elmer Bieneman; and mother, Patricia Fernald. Betty was known best as a mother and caregiver to many. Her heart was open to everyone from her own family members to neighbors, friends and strangers alike. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the hospice organization, JourneyCare, 405 E. Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010, are appreciated. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

“struggle.” Merlin was born March 15, 1940, in Oregon, Ill., son of Ralph and Lucille (Thomas) Hays. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Commonwealth Edison after 36 years. He was Post Commander and life member of the VFW and American Legion in Genoa. Merlin donated to the North Boone High School girls basketball team. He is survived by his daughters, Janet Elliott and Julie (Eric) Johnson; sons, Christian (Heather) Hays and Curtis (Stefanie) Hays; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Veda May Cole and Doris (Howard) Miller; two brothers, Wilmer (Carol) Hays and Laverne (Sandra) Hays; goddaughter, Kathryn (Mark) Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Eugene Hays; and his twin sister, Merilyn Hoffman. A remembrance celebration will be at noon Friday, March 29, at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St., Genoa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Merlin’s name to any Blackhawk Bank location for a North Boone H.S. Girls Basketball Scholarship Fund. Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family. To extend condolences, go to Cremation-Society.com. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

LAURETTA E. HELMER Died: March 25, 2013; in Melrose Park CARY – Lauretta E. Helmer, 85, of Cary, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park. Arrangements are pending at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, Cary. For information, call the funeral home at 847-639-3817.

GENOA – Merlin E. Hays, 73, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, in his residence. He did not

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Clifford LeRoy Gardner: A memorial gathering will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Timber Oaks, 310 S. Route 59, Ingleside. Burial with military rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. For information, call Colonial Funeral Home at 815-385-0063. Sandra “Sam” Gentili: The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at First Presbyterian Church of Woodstock, 2018 N. Route 47 in Woodstock. Burial will immediately follow in Greenwood Cemetery. For information, call 815-338-1710. Philip L. Grafe: The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at St. Mary Episcopal Church, 210 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date. For information, call the church at 815-459-1009. Joanne R. Grischow: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 29, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 847-7418800. Robert J. McMahon “Mac”: A memorial Mass with military honors will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, April 1, at St. Petronille Catholic Church in Glen Ellyn. Charles M. Steiger: A visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28, with a service at 3 p.m., at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. For information, call the funeral home at 847-515-8772.

Born: April 18, 1968; in Evergreen Park Died: March 23, 2013; in Chicago MARENGO – Lisa A. Schacht, 44, of Marengo, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago surrounded by her family, her dad, her brothers, her daughters and former husband, her best friend, Tony, and her good friends, Lisa Jedrucek and Marcy Marks. She was born April 18, 1968, in Evergreen Park to Keith and Pamela (Mysliwiec) Schacht. She was a member of the D.A.R., and had been employed with Centegra Hospital in the Admissions Department. She is survived by her father, Keith (Karleen) Schacht of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Lisanne Werle and Lexandra Werle, both of Marengo; two brothers, Patrick Schacht of Woodstock and Dave Schacht of McHenry; and her former husband, Anthony Werle of Marengo. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pamela. A memorial gathering will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or the Gift of Hope Organ Donation. For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

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Died: March 20, 2013 WOODSTOCK – Bonnie Phillips, born in Elmhurst and a longtime resident of Woodstock, passed away at age 70 on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Plans are being made for a

HUNTLEY – Alan A. Swanson, 95, of Huntley, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, in St. Charles. Services will be private. The James A. O’Connor Funeral Home in Huntley is assisting the family. For information, call the funeral home at 847-669-5111.

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HUNTLEY 16, DEKALB 8

BULLS 101, HEAT 97

Raiders pull away from Barbs

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By JOE STEVENSON joestevenson@shawmedia.com HUNTLEY – Every now and then, a baseball team’s best closer can be a very good offense. Huntley came to bat in the sixth inning with the score tied and the sun still peeking through clouds on the horizon. More than 25 minutes, eight hits and eight runs later, More daylight was gone and DeKalb never got anonline other chance to swing its bats. Head to The game was McHenrycalled with two outs, CountySports. giving Huntley a 16-8 com to see victory in its nonconvideo highference baseball openlights from er Wednesday. the HuntleyHuntley junior DeKalb base- right-hander Mason ball game. Martin, who lost his father Roger in a boating accident in August, was given the start and threw two innings, allowing two earned runs. The Raiders (1-0) were held to two runs over the first four innings by John Crosby, who was pulled in the fifth after reaching 75 pitches. After that, the Raiders could not be stopped. “I was real happy with the way we overcame adversity,” Huntley coach Andy Jakubowski said. “You’re down, 6-2, going into the fifth and our guys did a real nice job coming back. Our top four guys were outstanding, and Kameron Sallee did a real nice job in the bottom of the order.” Sallee singled with the bases AP photo

Bulls guard Nate Robinson celebrates a 3-point shot during the first half of the Bulls’ 101-97 victory over the Heat on Wednesday at the United Center. The Bulls – minus Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Marco Belinelli and Richard Hamilton – snapped the Heat’s 27-game winning streak.

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Sleuthing out Bulls’ anonymous premonition

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Huntley’s Mason Martin pitches to a DeKalb batter during the Red Raiders’ 16-8 victory Wednesday in Huntley. The game was called because of darkness.

CHICAGO – The scene in the corner of the Bulls locker room looked like a whodunit about 90 minutes before tipoff Wednesday. On a patch of wall space in the corner between Jimmy Butler’s and Marquis Teague’s lockers, a magnetic white board listed the Eastern Conference standings. The Bulls were listed in the No. 1 spot. The Miami Heat were listed in the No. 6 spot. Wait, what? This made no sense. Someone must have switched the teams. Then the badly shorthanded Bulls went out and knocked off the Heat, 101-97, in what easily was the most exciting game of a long and painful season. If you closed your

BULLS INSIDER Tom Musick eyes and listened to a sellout crowd of 23,014 fans release a high-decibel roar at the United Center, you would have sworn that you had just witnessed a critical playoff game. The Bulls (39-31) clinched a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive season with the victory. The Heat (56-15) lost for the first time in almost two full months. “We did a great job,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who seemed to come oh-so-close to cracking a

smile for what might have been the first time in months. “Great job.” In a crowded Bulls locker room after the game, the magnetic board remained unchanged. 1. Bulls 6. Heat Yet everybody in the building knew the Heat were the top team in the league. The Heat entered Wednesday’s game with a 27-game winning streak, the second-best in NBA history and only six shy of all-time record of 33 that was set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. Likewise, everybody in the building knew the Bulls were in the bottom half of the conference’s playoff picture. The Bulls entered Wednesday with six losses in the

past 10 games and an injury list that could have filled a shelf at the Harold Washington Library. It was time to compile a mental list of suspects for the board switch. Although their lockers were closest to the white board, Butler and Teague seemed too young and too low in the Bulls’ pecking order to commit an act so brazen. The next closest lockers belonged to Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose, neither of whom is prone to instigate. No, this seemed like the act of an emotional player such as Joakim Noah.

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WRESTLING

Richmond-Burton grad Blanton overcomes hardships By JEFF ARNOLD jarnold@shawmedia.com When Jordan Blanton hit the skids, when he lost five of six matches to the some of the Big Ten’s top 176-pound wrestlers, calling his career good easily could have been an option. Blanton, a former threetime state champion at Richmond-Burton, had witnessed college seniors travel down one of two paths. They would either finish strong, pushing through the abuse their bodies had taken over a four-year stretch or they would decide they had endured enough and coast out the rest of their careers, counting the days until it’s over.

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* – Jordan Blanton redshirted after suffering a back injury, which ended his season. He had seen it before. But he had never felt it himself. Until this year. “I’m not going to lie,” Blanton said. “I was at that crossroad.” There were days when,

after a lifetime of pushing himself to be the best, Blanton wondered if he could take any more. Outside of the Illinois program, few knew all the injuries Blanton worked through. They didn’t hear the one-on-one conversations he had with Illini coach Jim Heffernen or with his father or R-B wrestling coach coach Bret Wojcik, all of whom told him to remember what had gotten him to this point and to keep pressing forward. Ultimately, though, the choice would come down to Blanton, who decided to go out fighting. “I finished where I wanted to finish and accomplished a huge goal,” Blanton said.

“But very easily, I think, it could have been a different story for sure.” Blanton finished his career as a three-time All-American, the first Illini wrestler to pull off the feat since 2009. But writing that final chapter required perseverance and a willingness to push through hardships Heffernen said may have forced others in Blanton’s position to call it quits. But Blanton, who admittedly has always been his own harshest critic, wouldn’t allow himself to stop working. He kept battling, wrestling in a Big Ten weight class that produced a record six All-Americans.

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Richmond-Burton grad Jordan Blanton (right) finished his senior season with a 27-11 record and his career as a three-time All-American, the first Illinois wrestler to do so since 2009.

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NCAA tournament: Syracuse vs. Indiana, 8:45 p.m. CBS These two teams have faced off once before in the tournament in the 1987 championship game –aka “The Keith Smart Game.” A victory will put Syracuse or Indiana in the Elite Eight.

VCU coach Shaka Smart turned down an offer to coach UCLA, SI.com reported. Then, he resigned with VCU to an extension through 2023.

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“We had a huge inning and got each other’s back, and came up with a couple clutch hits. [Mark] Skonieczny led off with that double [in the fifth] and all you need sometimes is one hit to get it going, then it’s a hitting parade.” Tyler Albright Huntley second baseman

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Two no-hitters, two wins Cary-Grove baseball no-hits St. Charles North, Eldorado walk and hit one batter while striking out four. Dean Lee drove in two runs and scored two runs in game one, with Jeremy Vasquez and Andrew Brierton each adding an RBI and run scored. Lee allowed one walk over five innings with six strikeouts, and Splitt struck out six over two innings, with Daniel Vilardo adding a two-run homer. Prairie Ridge 12, Boylan 3: At

NORTHWEST HERALD The Cary-Grove baseball team had two no-hitters at Bank One Ballpark in Marion. Zach Marszal threw a five-inning no-hitter for the Trojans (3-1) in a 10-0 win over St. Charles North, and Dean Lee and Andrew Splitt combined for a seven-inning no-hitter in a 8-0 win over Eldorado. Marszal allowed one

Crystal Lake, Bryan Klendworth and Jordan Getzelman both homered and drove in three runs for the Wolves (30), with Steven Ladd adding a two-run home run in the nonconference win. CL Central 9, Marengo 1: At Crystal Lake, Dan Leverenz had two triples and drove in three runs for the Tigers (10), with Jacob Roley striking out 10 to earn the nonconference win over the Indians (0-1).

COLLEGE BASEBALL The McHenry County College baseball team swept a doubleheader, defeating North Park 14-1 in five innings and 14-3. Matt Schmidt led the Scots (9-3), going 4 for 6 with a home run, four runs scored and five RBIs over both games. Chase Matheson added three RBIs in game one, and Nick Spagnola went 2-4 with a home run and five RBIs in game two.

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Daisuke Matsuzaka made his final Cactus League start of the spring, working 51/3 strong innings in the Indians’ 5-4 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday. Matsuzaka, who allowed two runs on five hits, will report to Triple-A Columbus when the Indians break camp. The Japanese right-hander is working his way back to the majors after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June. He opened with four scoreless innings before the Sox scored two runs in the fifth on Gordon Beckham’s RBI single to left and Alejandro De Aza’s bunt single between Matsuzaka and first base that scored Dewayne Wise. Three of the five hits allowed by Matsuzaka were out of the infield.

Cubs claim Moscoso off waivers from Blue Jays SURPRISE, Ariz. – The Cubs have claimed right-hander Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Moscoso is 11-12 with a 4.16 ERA in 57 major league appearances, including 24 starts, with Texas, Oakland and Colorado.

• HUNTLEY Continued from page C1 loaded and an error on left fielder Nick Bourdages allowed all three runners to score for an 8-6 lead. Sophomore Logan Haring ripped a two-run double to tie the score at 8, but the Raiders kept rolling in the sixth. “We had a huge inning and got each other’s back, and came up with a couple clutch hits,” Huntley second baseman Tyler Albright said. “[Mark] Skonieczny led off with that double [in the fifth] and all you need sometimes is one hit to get it going, then it’s a hitting parade.” Jakubowski and his team agreed the opening starter should be Martin. Martin almost escaped the second inning unscathed. DeKalb’s Shaun Johnson just reached third base on a wild pitch ahead of catcher Tyler Mindak’s throw or the inning would have been over. The Barbs (0-1) scored twice. Kam Sallee “I thought I threw pretty well,” Martin said. “I got ahead in the count and threw strikes and let them hit it. I felt like they were a good-hitting team, I give them credit. I pitched to contact and did what I was supposed to do.” Martin’s mother Drecinda and sister Miranda, along with several friends, neighbors and his Dirtbags travel teammates were there for Martin’s big moment. He had lunch with Miranda when he found out the field, still wet in some places, was deemed playable. “I was pleasantly surprised,” he said. “I thought I would be more nervous. I was calm and went about my day. I was a little nervous, but I figured out what I was supposed to do and just did it.” Jakubowski thought Martin did a fine job. “He pounded the strike zone, he probably left a couple pitches over the plate he wishes he had back, but he competed well,” Jakubowski said. “He did exactly everything we wanted him to do. It’s something he can build upon for his next opportunity.”

White Sox overcome Dice-K’s start to take win

Former Bulls center Boerwinkle dies CHICAGO – Tom Boerwinkle, the former Bulls center who had a franchise-record 37 rebounds in a 1970 game against the Phoenix Suns, has died. He was 67. Bulls spokesman Tim Hallam said Wednesday that a family member informed team officials of Boerwinkle’s death, and the University of Tennessee issued a statement saying the former Volunteers player died Tuesday at his home near Chicago after a lengthy illness. Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com

Marian Central’s Chase Haught (left) is caught off second base by McHenry’s Payton Lykins in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game at Petersen Park. McHenry won, 8-0.

MCHENRY 8, MARIAN CENTRAL 0

McHenry opens season beating Marian By PATRICK MASON pmason@shawmedia.com MCHENRY – Once the McHenry baseball team saw the favorable weather conditions for the upcoming week the players wasted no time in getting the diamond at Petersen Park gameready for a 1 p.m. matchup against Marian Central. “We’ve been working on this field for the last couple days,” said Warriors pitcher Kyle Snedeker. “We were just doing anything we could to make sure it was playable.” When game time rolled around, the players stowed the rakes and quick-dry in favor of bats and mitts and took the field for the first time this season, defeating the Hurricanes 8-0 on Wednesday. Snedeker blanked the Hurricanes (01) in his five innings while giving up three hits. The senior started off strong and recorded four strikeouts in the first two innings, three of which were looking. “It feels great,” Snedeker said. “I woke up this morning and I was just so excited to play. I had my good stuff today and I was able to control the ball. I was mainly trying to throw strikes because it’s the first game of the year

More online Head to McHenryCountySports.com to see a photo gallery from the McHenryMarian Central baseball game. and it’s going to be tough on the hitters because they haven’t see too much live pitching yet.” When he took the mound in the tophalf of the third, he did so with a nice cushion. The Warriors (1-0) pounced on Hurricanes pitcher Trent Faunce early on. In the first, leadoff hitter Devon Gehrke reached on a hit-by-pitch but was thrown out stealing second. Two batters later Cody Freund hit a triple to deep center but couldn’t find his way home. The second was more fruitful as the first four Warriors batters hit the ball hard for two doubles and two singles. All four scored to take a 4-0 lead. “We got real good pitching today and we hit the ball,” said McHenry coach Brian Rockweiler. The Hurricanes couldn’t put anything together offensively while having trouble stringing consecutive hits together. They also had trouble defensively, committing three errors.

“Our approaches at the plate need a lot of work,” Hurricanes coach Benji Winkelman said. “I thought we would come out excited to be outside, but I wasn’t ready for us to take so many fastballs, it was a bit shocking to me and McHenry came out ready to play. “I’m just going to chalk it up to the first game out.” McHenry was able to produce runs while being aggressive on the basepaths. The runners were always looking to advance to the next base. In the bottom of the sixth, Payton Lykins advanced to second on a ball that squirted away from the catcher then Freund drove him in with a single. Freund stole second on the next pitch and Cole Hoeppel-Tranter drove him in. “We had some big, timely hits and it was exciting the first time out. It was pretty impressive,” Rockweiler said. The Warriors took an 8-0 lead into seventh and after a shaky sixth where the Hurricanes threatened to score, sophomore pitcher Marcus Reiser settled in during his second inning of work and closed out the game with some heat. “He was a little nervous being a sophomore and out there for the first time,” Rockweiler said, “and then he found his groove. He’s got sneaky fast heat.”

East Carolina joining Big East in all sports East Carolina will join the soonto-be-renamed Big East as an all-sports member, instead of just for football as originally planned. East Carolina had already been set to join Cincinnati, Connecticut, South Florida and the rest of the Big East football schools in 2014. But with the recent split of the football and basketball schools, the football side is giving up the name Big East and needed to add more members for all sports.

Four programs set to join Sun Belt Conference Two of the most dominant programs in the Football Championship Subdivision are moving up to Football Bowl Subdivision. Georgia Southern and Appalachian State announced in separate news conferences on their campuses Wednesday their athletic programs are leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. Idaho and New Mexico State also announced Wednesday they have accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt next year in football only.

– Wire reports

Blanton earned All-American honors after 7th-place finish at NCAA • BLANTON Continued from page C1 As tough as it would be, Blanton put him through a competitive wringer one more time, starting to see his career as a series of “lasts”. “My whole life, I knew [the end] was coming, but I never knew what that meant,” Blanton said. “Once I figured my competitive career was over, my body started to wear down and basically, by the end of this year, I knew this would be my last go-round and it really changed my mindset.” Throughout his career, Blanton had used every match, every workout as a stepping stone to propel him to the next level. Even through some of the bumps he encountered during his senior year, Blanton never lost focus

or sight of what he wanted to accomplish. Through every trial, he repeated the same mantra to see him through. “He always says everything will work out,” Heffernen said. “He could be hanging off a cliff and he’d be looking up at me saying, ‘Everything will work out,’ and I’d believe him.” Fast-forward to last weekend at the NCAA championships when after being upset in the second round, Blanton faced Maryland’s Josh Asper, another two-time All-American. Blanton and Asper split their first two matches of the season. But this match – in the NCAA’s Round of 12 – would determine which wrestler captured a third All-American honor. Asper struck first with a takedown. But Blanton, who trailed 4-3 heading into the

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Richmond-Burton grad Jordan Blanton (top) finished in seventh place at last week’s NCAA championships. third period, scored a takedown in the final 30 seconds to pull out a 6-5 win. Afterward, all of the emotion that had been bottled up inside Blanton for much of his career finally escaped.

“For me, it was nice to see all of that emotion and work and everything else come out of him,” Heffernen said. “That’s a pretty high-stress round and I was really pleased to see him show a little bit of

emotion and get it out of his system. But he earned it.” Blanton’s final victory came in the seventh-place match. The finish wasn’t the one Blanton had hoped for when he left for his final collegiate tournament, but to earn All-American honors for the third time was something Blanton says he won’t soon forget. “I gave the sport my life and it gave me so much in return,” Blanton said. “It was so worth it.” Now, Blanton adjusts to trying to discover life after wrestling. He’s not sure of how smooth of a transition he’ll face, having spent so many years training his body to remain among the state and country’s elite wrestlers. He will start small with a trip to northern Wisconsin this weekend, when he’ll go

snowboarding for the first time since he was a seventhgrader. He plans to rediscover Richmond, where he will start making up for all the holidays, birthdays and family trips he missed throughout his competitive career. Although he’s unsure of what life after wrestling looks like, he won’t look back, finally able to move away from the pressure he placed on himself for all these years. “Just the sacrifice it took to be at this level is something I have a lot of respect for having done it – there’s a huge sense of accomplishment,” Blanton said. “From a state champion to an Olympic champion, everyone kind of has to go through the same thing and it’s a huge commitment. But it’s something I feel very proud I finished out with.”


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Trout fishing season means spring is around the corner April showers? The first red-breasted robin? The first sure sign of spring for me is the opening of the spring trout fishing season. This year it starts at 5 a.m. April 6. Every spring, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources stocks more than 60,000 rainbow trout in bodies of water where trout fishing is permitted. This is paid for by the proceeds from inland trout stamps. You’ll need a valid Illinois fishing license and an inland trout stamp to be a legal trout fisherman on these put-andtake waters. You can buy a 24-hour license that includes trout fishing privileges, but as of July 1, a 24-hour license does not include trout – a trout stamp must be purchased separately. Don’t try to get a jump on the competition. It is illegal to try to catch these trout before the season opens. Your limit is five trout when the opening bell rings. These stocked trout are fairly good-sized, so please don’t take more than what you need. Just because the limit is five doesn’t mean that you have to keep that many. Also, please don’t be one of those greedy types that catch five, bring them home and go back for five more. The authorities will be on the lookout for people doing that. Some of the Northern Illinois sites receiving the stocked trout are: Lake Atwood in the Hollows Conservation Area of the McHenry County Conservation District; McHenry County’s Piscasaw Creek; Banana Lake in the Lake County Forest Preserve District; and Sand Lake at Illinois Beach State Park. These rainbows can be caught in any number of ways. They aren’t all that picky and will readily gulp down both live bait and artificials. Look for a location where the wind is blowing into the shoreline and make long casts into it so you don’t spook the fish. They scare easily. Use line that is as light as possible. Four-pound test monofilament is the heaviest line you should use. Fluorocarbon line is even better because it is invisible to fish.

OUTDOORS Steve Sarley One teeny split shot sinker is plenty of weight. Even better is to let just the weight of your hook and bait take itself down in the water. My set-up for these trout is fluoro with no sinker and a No. 8 red hook. I don’t use live bait. I like using Berkley’s Power Bait. It is dough that comes in a small bottle. You roll a ball in the size you like and put it on your hook. I like yellow because I am told that is the color of the pellets that they feed the trout at the fish farms where they are raised. If you are going for the opener, arrive early. The shorelines will be packed, shoulder-to-shoulder by lunch time.

Notes Fishing report: Dave Kranz from Dave’s Bait, Tackle and Taxidermy in Crystal Lake reports: “This is a great week to fish the dams on the Fox River for walleyes. I have had reports of 14- to 16-inch males at the McHenry Dam using ⅛-ounce jig heads with an extra-large fathead minnow. I also heard of an 8-pound walleye at the Algonquin Dam but I don’t know what it was caught on. The warmest part of the day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is sometimes the best bite in the early spring. Many waters have come up to almost normal levels and that will help this year’s spawn.” Call 815-455-2040 for updated reports. Fishing on ice: Some lakes still have ample ice while a lot of smaller ponds and lakes are empty of ice. Whether open water or ice, this is the time to hit any waters that hold northern pike. Frozen smelt on ice rigs or fished under bobbers on open water should attract any pike in the area. For up-to-the-minute water conditions on the Fox Chain and Fox River, go to foxwaterway.state.il.us/ or call 847-587-8540. You can call Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Fishing Hotline at 414-382-7920 to hear

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the latest fishing information for Lake Michigan and its tributaries. Wisconsin hunting: If you are planning an excursion to the state parks in Wisconsin this April, know that many of the sites are open to hunting. A new Wisconsin state law for 2013 allows some hunting opportunities in the parks, primarily spring turkey season. The parks are also open for beaver and otter trapping, but only north of Highway 64. The spring turkey season opens April 10, and the third period runs through April 30. State park hunting is only allowed in areas that are designated as open. Closed areas include those within 100-feet of designated use areas, such as parking lots, campgrounds and picnic areas, as well as within 100-feet of certain trails. Additional areas may be closed for safety reasons. Also, some state parks have property that is within municipal boundaries where the discharge of firearms is prohibited.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 10099 win over the Denver Nuggest when Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the buzzer.

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Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (left) celebrates with forward Carlos Boozer after scoring a basket, as Nate Robinson (center) watches during the second half of the Bulls’ 101-97 victory over the Miami Heat at the United Center. The Bulls snapped the Heat’s 27-game winning streak.

Thunder 103, Wizards 80: At Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and Kevin Durant had 20 to help Oklahoma City beat Washington. Kevin Martin added 18 points for the Thunder, who are 1½ games behind San Antonio for the top spot in the West. Knicks 108, Grizzlies 101: At New York, J.R. Smith scored 35 points, his second straight 30-point game, and New York withstood a furious rally to beat Memphis. Carmelo Anthony added 22 points and Iman Shumpert had 16 as the Knicks tied a season high with their sixth straight win. Clippers 105, Hornets 91: At New Orleans, Blake Griffin scored 19 points and Chris Paul added 16 points and nine assists to lead Los Angeles over New Orleans. Pacers 100, Rockets 91: At Houston, Roy Hibbert scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson added a season-high 21 points to lead Indiana to a victory over Houston.

BULLS 101, HEAT 97

Bulls end Heat’s run By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press CHICAGO – No last-second shot. No fourth-quarter rally. No record for LeBron James and the Miami Heat, either. The Heat’s bid for NBA history ended Wednesday night when their 27-game winning streak was snapped by the Bulls, 101-97, setting off a raucous celebration inside United Center. Miami finished six shy of the 33-game record held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. Later, James said there was no shame in falling short. “It’s one of the best that this league has ever seen,”

Lake Geneva Fishing Club: On April 10, the Lake Geneva Fishing Club will be meeting at Cabela’s in Hoffman Estates (just west of Route 59 and north of Route 72). The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting rooms on the second floor. This month’s speaker will Mike Mladenik, who is recognized as one of the top smallmouth bass experts in North America. Mike will be speaking about the smallmouth fishery on Wisconsin’s Menominee River system. The meeting is open to all. There is a $5 fee for non-members that will be deducted from your dues if you decide to join at any time this year. If you wish to join the club, the dues are $40 a year with a $5 one-time charge for processing new members.

Next for the Bulls Dallas at Bulls, 1 p.m. Saturday, CSN, AM1000 James said, referring to the streak that began Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. With only two-tenths of a second left, James took the final inbounds pass in his own end, dropped the ball to allow time to expire, turned and walked toward the exit. Luol Deng scored 28 points, Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 17 rebounds, and the Bulls brought the Heat’s stampede to a screeching halt.

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Bulls ‘grinding right now’ • MUSICK Continued from page C1 But my theory was flawed: Noah had yet to arrive in the locker room when I spotted the switch before the game, and it wasn’t for another few minutes that the injured center hobbled in with a bum foot and a bummed disposition. It probably wasn’t Noah. Nor was it likely the Bulls’ other injured players, Richard Hamilton and Marco Belinelli. They joined Noah and Rose to form an inactive list with enough talent to reach the playoffs. Then, who? Not recent arrivals Malcolm Thomas or Daequan Cook. Not low-key elders such as Nazr Mohammed (in actual age) or Luol Deng (in perceived age). Not Vladimir Radmanovic. That left Nate Robinson and Taj Gibson. I could see either player promoting the Bulls and demoting the Heat in the locker-room standings as a spur-of-the-moment act of defiance. Robinson and Gibson are fiery and feisty on the court, and maybe this was their way to pump up their teammates. Yet the board was pretty high off of the ground, especially to reach the No. 1 seed.

• Northwest Herald outdoors columnist Steve Sarley’s radio show, “The Outdoors Experience,” airs live at 5 a.m. Sundays on AM-560. Sarley also runs a website for outdoors enthusiasts, OExperience.com. He can be reached by email at sarfishing@yahoo.com.

Bryant had 31 points and seven assists in his first game filling in at small forward for injured Metta World Peace, leading Los Angeles over Minnesota. Hawks 107, Raptors 88: At Toronto, Al Horford scored 26 points, Jeff Teague had 24 points and 13 assists and Atlanta clinched a playoff berth for the sixth straight season with a win over Toronto. Celtics 93, Cavaliers 92: At Cleveland, Jeff Green scored 21 points and hit the winning layup at the buzzer, helping Boston snap a five-game losing streak with a win over Cleveland. 76ers 100, Bucks 92: At Philadelphia, Spencer Hawes had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday and Damien Wilkins each scored 18 points to lead Philadelphia past Milwaukee. Bobcats 114, Magic 108: At Charlotte, N.C.,Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker each scored 34 points, and Charlotte handed injury-riddled Orlando its eighth straight loss in a matchup of the NBA’s worst teams. Jazz 103, Suns 88: At Salt Lake City, Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward scored 25 points apiece and Utah defeated Phoenix to stay within a game of the eighth-place Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference playoff battle.

So it probably wasn’t Robinson, who stands 5-foot-8 in the right pair of shoes. I settled on Gibson as my primary suspect. Tall enough, passionate enough, veteran enough. I asked him about it after the game. He smiled and shook his head sideways. “Nah, I don’t get into that,” said Gibson, who recorded his first career game with at least five points, five rebounds and five assists. “I just know we’ve got to win. We’re just fighting for our lives trying to get in the right place at the right time with the right team. “We’re just grinding right now. We’ve got a lot of guys banged up, but we’re just all bandaged and stitched. Keep playing.” Maybe Butler saw something. If so, he wasn’t telling. “It’s just a board,” Butler said. “I don’t ever look at that thing.” OK, fine. So I wasn’t going to crack the case. But the Bulls snapped the streak. And, if only for a day, they deserved top billing ahead of the Heat.

• Northwest Herald sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@ shawmedia.com and on Twitter @tcmusick.

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Kapraun’s reputation growing By STEVE SARLEY sportsdesk@nwherald.com When you walk into a tavern in a small fishing town, you generally see bad taxidermy. At most gun, archery or tackle retailers you’ll see good taxidermy. Matt Kapraun works to be a step above all of those. A lifelong Harvard resident, the 32-year old Kapraun has been a taxidermist for ten years. Kapraun graduated with a degree in geology from Augustana but the job outlook was limited. Someone mentioned taxidermy to him and it appealed to his fondness for museum-quality exhibitions and the desire to own his own business. He attended a general taxidermy school and was on his way. His first project was a deer head.

“It wasn’t very good,” Kapraun said. “I ended up having to re-do it.” Since then, he has done countless birds, fish and animals, from domestics to exotics and all species in between. Kapraun admits to not being very artistic through his school years. “My artistic specialty was always stick figures,” he said. Now, Kapraun’s work has a growing reputation. To be a top taxidermist is to be a top artist. A fish mount is painted from tip to tail fin, using brushes, powders and airbrush techniques. On a bird or game, the feathers or fur has to be arranged properly, the hair patterns perfect. “For animals, I like to mount them is a natural habitat setting,” Kapraun said. “Getting the habitat to be correct is almost harder than

doing the animal itself. I am going to be doing a couple of mounts from New Zealand. The habitat there is totally unique and I’ve never created anything like it before. It will be a challenge. The best mounts are the most lifelike.” At the Rosemont outdoor show a couple years back, Kapraun had a large booth filled with his work. When people turned the corner to find Matt’s mounts staring at them, he heard plenty of positive feedback. The main piece was an adult lioness with its prey, a baby warthog, hanging from its mouth. His work has been featured on the cover of “Taxidermy Today” magazine and he has been commissioned to do mounts of two world record fish, a huge brown trout from Wisconsin and a striper from Arkansas.

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EAST REGION: NO. 4 SYRACUSE VS. NO. 1 INDIANA, 8:45 P.M. TODAY, CBS

WEST REGION: NO. 6 ARIZONA VS. NO. 2 OHIO STATE, 6:47 P.M. TODAY, TBS

Syracuse looks to show up 2nd time around By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Yelps of support and echoing applause greeted the voice booming over the loudspeakers Wednesday at the scheduled start of practice for the East Regional’s fourth seed: “Coached by Jim Boeheim, please welcome the Syracuse Orange!” And ... nothing. No sign of Boeheim or any of his players. Not until 6½ minutes later did they finally make their way onto the court they’ll return to tonight to face No. 1 seed Indiana in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16. Syracuse never really did show up the last time it played a game at this arena: The Orange lost their Big East regular-season finale three weeks ago against host Georgetown 61-39, their fewest points since December 1962 and fourth loss in five games. “I can’t remember that game,” Boeheim deadpanned Wednesday, face straight and arms crossed. “Just can’t remember.” Maybe so. But since that disappointing performance,

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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim (center) talks with his players Wednesday at the end of practice for an East Regional semifinal game in Washington. Syracuse plays Indiana at 8:45 p.m. today. Syracuse (28-9) has gone on a run, winning five of its past six games to reach the Big East tournament final and join Indiana (29-6), No. 2 Miami and No. 3 Marquette to form the only group of 1 through 4 seeds left in any NCAA region this year. It’s only the 15th time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985 –

and first since 2009 – that the four highest seeded teams advanced to the regional semifinals, according to STATS LLC. “That probably is a little surprising,” Indiana freshman guard Yogi Ferrell said. “It shows that we are all highlevel programs, and all great teams, and we know how to win.”

No Florida Gulf Coasts in this crowd, that’s for sure. This is a collection of college basketball’s big boys, with two teams from the Big East, and one each from the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference. Three of the four have won the national title at least once, including Syracuse in 2003. That championship,

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Boeheim said, allowed him to finally move past his team’s loss to Indiana in the 1987 final – aka “The Keith Smart Game” – the last time these two schools met in men’s basketball. “When you lose a game like that, you really almost never get over it,” Boeheim said. “I got over it in 2003. I probably thought about it for those [16] years, most of the time. I never think about it anymore.” Syracuse will confront Indiana with its 2-3 zone, typically tough for teams that aren’t used to seeing that sort of system. As Indiana coach Tom Crean put it: “The challenge never ceases.” “No one plays a 2-3 zone the whole 40 minutes. We’ve never seen that before,” said Ferrell, whose 146 assists (a 4.2 average) are the secondmost in history by an Indiana freshman, trailing only Isiah Thomas’ 159 in 1979-80. “You may think that a pass is there, and it’s not there the next second. You may throw it and get a turnover,” Ferrell said. “Visually, it’s going to be very tough to find those openings, but if we move well, we’ll be OK.”

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Wildcats hire Collins as coach By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Lexington

1 Louisville 79

16 NC A&T 48

8 Colorado St. 84 9 Missouri 72

Philadelphia

Auburn Hills

San Jose

5 Oklahoma St. 55

12 Oregon 68

4 Saint Louis 64

13 N.M. State 44 6 Memphis 54

11 St. Mary’s 52

3 Michigan St. 65

14 Valparaiso 54 7 Creighton 67

10 Cincinnati 63 2 Duke 73

15 Albany 61 1 Gonzaga 64

16 Southern 58

8 Pittsburgh 55

9 Wichita St. 73 5 Wisconsin 46 4 Kansas St. 61

13 La Salle 63

6 Arizona 81

3 New Mexico 62

14 Harvard 68

7 Notre Dame 58 2 Ohio State 95

15 Iona 70

Colo. St. 56

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Sweet 16

Elite Eight

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St. Louis 57 Memphis 48 Mich. St. 70

Oregon

MIDWEST

Creighton 32 Duke 43

Gonzaga 70 Wichita St. 76

Final Four Atlanta April 6

Michigan

SOUTH

North Texas

Florida

Mich. St.

Duke

National Championship April 8

FGCU

Indiana

Wichita St.

La Salle 76 Arizona 74 Harvard 51

Ohio State 78

Michigan 78 Minnesota 64 Florida 78 S.D. St. 71 FGCU 81 Indiana 58 Temple 52

8:45 p.m. Thursday* Syracuse

La Salle

WEST

EAST

Los Angeles

Washington, D.C.

Marquette

Arizona

California 60 Syracuse 66 Butler 72 Marquette 74

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6:47 p.m. Thursday

Iowa State 75

VCU 53

9:07 p.m. Friday*

9:17 p.m. Thursday* Ole Miss 74

UNC 58

6:37 p.m. Friday

Indianapolis

8:45 p.m. Friday*

Kansas

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6:15 p.m. Friday Oregon 74

March 23-24

March 28-29 Kansas 70

March 28-29

Louisville

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Miami

Ohio State

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Illinois 59 Miami 63

Second Round March 21-22

1 Kansas 64

16 Western Ky. 57 8 N. Carolina 78 9 Villanova 71

5 VCU 88

12 Akron 42

4 Michigan 71

13 S. Dakota St. 56 6 UCLA 63

11 Minnesota 83 3 Florida 79

14 NW State 47 7 San Diego St. 70

10 Oklahoma 55

2 Georgetown 68

15 FGCU 78

1 Indiana 83

16 James Madison 62 8 N.C. State 72 9 Temple 76 5 UNLV 61

12 California 64 4 Syracuse 81

13 Montana 34 6 Butler 68

11 Bucknell 56

3 Marquette 59

14 Davidson 58 7 Illinois 57

10 Colorado 49

Austin

10 Iowa State 76

Louisville 82

13 La Salle 80

Lexington

11 Belmont 64

March 23-24

13 Boise State 71

San Jose

12 Ole Miss 57

Third Round

16 LIU-Brooklyn 55

16 James Madison 68

Dayton

LOS ANGELES – Wichita State and La Salle busted a few brackets with their early wins in the NCAA tournament. Now they’re in the final 16 and playing a short drive from Hollywood. Just don’t script their matchup as a meeting of underdogs. These guys think they’ve got a lot of credibility, even if large chunks of the country didn’t pay them any attention until now. “The beautiful thing about the NCAA tournament is to see great teams that you don’t see every night and to see different players that you might see some day at the next level,” La Salle coach John Giannini

said. The ninth-seeded Shockers (28-8) and No. 13 Explorers (24-9) meet in the second West Regional semifinal tonight at Staples Center, where Kobe Bryant of the Lakers and Blake Griffin of the Clippers can usually be found changing outcomes with last-second jumpers or highlight-reel dunks. Ramon Galloway of La Salle couldn’t resist creating some of his own NBA-style moves at the end of Wednesday’s open practice. The senior guard, one of four Philadelphia-bred players on the team, showed off what he called “dunk-contest dunks.” “When the game time comes, if I can get a fast break, hopefully I can show the world what I can do,” he said.

March 21-22

March 19-20 Dayton, Ohio

Philadelphia

By BETH HARRIS

Second Round

11 St. Mary’s 67

First Round

Austin

Wichita State, La Salle no rags to riches tale

16 Liberty 72

11 Middle Tenn. 54

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Ohio St. coach Thad Matta calls a play against Iowa State on Sunday in the first half of a thirdround game in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio St. faces Arizona today in a West Regional semifinal.

Auburn Hills

WEST REGION: NO. 13 LA SALLE VS. NO. 9 WICHITA ST., 9:17 P.M. TODAY, TBS

16 N.C. A&T 73

standing leader for Chicago’s Big Ten team, and mentor for our student-athletes,” Jim Phillips, Northwestern’s vice president for athletics and recreation, said in the university’s statement. “After a thorough and comprehensive search process, there is no doubt he is a perfect fit for this institution and our men’s basketball program.” Collins, who has never been a head coach, interviewed last year for the job at Illinois State – his father’s alma mater – before withdrawing, saying it wasn’t the right fit. The Redbirds ultimately hired Dan Muller from Vanderbilt’s staff. Now, Collins is taking over a program that raised the bar in recent years, but couldn’t quite reach the NCAA tournament. Carmody ranks among the most successful coaches at Northwestern with a 192210 record, and the Wildcats were usually able to hang with more talented teams because of their Princeton offense even if they came up short.

Kansas City

WASHINGTON – Jim Larranaga smiled and raised both hands to acknowledge the fans in green – those from both Miami and George Mason – as he walked onto the court where he become part of a national sensation seven years ago. He signed autographs, posed for pictures and was about to turn his attention to practice when he spotted two special people: Lamar Butler and Tony Skinn, starters from the 2006 GMU team. Larranaga hugged them both and reminisced about “you guys running over to our section” of fans at the final whistle to celebrate the win over Connecticut that

sent the mid-major Patriots to the Final Four. “This is not just any other arena,” the coach said. No, it’s not. This is the Verizon Center, where Larranaga convinced his players that the CAA on their jerseys stood for “Connecticut Assassin Association” instead of the Colonial Athletic Association. It’s where it became believable again that an outof-the-blue school could advance to college basketball’s biggest stage, paving the way for similar runs by Virginia Commonwealth and Butler. Wednesday, it’s where Larranaga gathered his players in a circle at midcourt after warmups and told them: “You know why they call it the Sweet 16? It’s sweet! Let’s go.”

Salt Lake

By JOSEPH WHITE The Associated Press

Kansas City

Miami faces Marquette in homecoming for Larranaga

Salt Lake

EAST REGIONAL: NO. 3 MARQUETTE VS. NO. 2 MIAMI, 6:15 P.M. TODAY, CBS

Dayton

AP photo

Marquette coach Buzz Williams (left) talks with former Maryland coach Gary Williams on Wednesday after Marquette’s practice for today’s East Regional semifinal game against Miami.

EVANSTON – Northwestern hired longtime Duke assistant Chris Collins on Tuesday night to replace the fired Bill Carmody, hoping he can finally lead the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament and into the upper echelon of the Big Ten. In many ways, Collins seems like a logical fit given his ties to the area, Northwestern’s academic similarities to Duke and his basketball pedigree. He is from suburban Northbrook, about 15 miles from the campus in Evanston, played for the Blue Devils and spent the past 13 years on Mike Krzyzewski’s staff. He is the son of Doug Collins, the former Bulls coach now with the Philadelphia 76ers. “I’m so grateful ... for the opportunity to lead the men’s basketball program at one of the premier universities in the world, to compete in the Big Ten Conference, and to do so in my hometown,” Collins said in a statement released by the school. “Northwestern Uni-

versity is a special place that strives for excellence in every regard, and our program will be no different. I can’t possibly thank Coach Krzyzewski and Duke University enough for preparing me for this day.” His task at Northwestern is to get to the NCAA tournament. That’s something the Wildcats have never done, although they came close in recent years under Carmody. He was let go after 13 seasons. Collins is a former Mr. Basketball in Chris Collins Illinois who became a star guard and team captain at Duke from 1993 to ’96. He played overseas before starting a coaching career that included stints with the WNBA’s Detroit Shock and with Tommy Amaker’s staff at Seton Hall. Collins joined Krzyzewski’s staff in 2000 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2008. “He has a tremendous pedigree as a basketball coach and will be an out-

LOS ANGELES – Ever since Thad Matta and Sean Miller shared a tiny office at Miami (Ohio) nearly two decades ago, the coaches’ friendship has survived job changes, practical jokes and a few hundred bucks in unpaid lunch tabs. They’ve worked together and recruited against each other. They’ve shared scouting tips and sought job advice. They even briefly lived under the same roof with their entire families. “I wouldn’t be here today without him,” Miller said Wednesday. “I learned a lot from him, enjoyed being around him when we worked together, and we remain very good friends.” They remained close after their teams faced off in a memorable Ohio State victory over Xavier in the NCAA tournament six years ago, and they’re still close heading into their next meeting today at Staples Center, when the second-seeded Buckeyes (28-7) meet Miller’s Arizona Wildcats (27-7) in the West Region semifinals. “I don’t like the fact that we’re playing, but I’m happy as can be for him,” Matta said. The winner gets much more than bragging rights between best friends: While nobody in either uniform would suggest this game is the true regional final, both teams realize the winner of this meeting between powerhouse basketball schools will be a strong favorite to make the Final Four.

2 Miami 78

15 Pacific 49

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NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOTBALL

Lynch ready to better 2012 campaign

TEAM

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By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Jordan Lynch finally got a chance to take a break after Northern Illinois’ 31-10 loss to Florida State in the Orange Bowl. The Huskies quarterback was able to take some time away from football at the conclusion of the school’s winter break. However, it just didn’t feel right. He was able to get rid of some of the bumps and bruises from all the hits he took in NIU’s 2012 campaign, but he was ready to get back to work. “That’s what we do, we love to play football,” he said after the first of 15 spring practices Wednesday. “I feel like anything over a week, it starts getting pretty boring when I’m not doing anything.” Since he returned to campus in January, Lynch has been watching film, throwing to receivers at the DeKalb Recreation Center and trying to build chemistry with the offensive linemen by doing things like going out to eat. Lynch and the Huskies took the practice field for the first time Wednesday since the final practice at Barry University in the Miami area. By now, Lynch’s 2012 numbers are well-known. He finished the season with 4,593 yards of total offense, second only to Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. On the ground, Lynch ran for 1,815 yards (6.2 yards a car-

SEATTLE* 2:05 p.m. CSN

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct 56 15 .789 44 26 .629 45 27 .625 41 29 .586 39 31 .557 40 32 .556 37 34 .521 34 36 .486

GB — 11½ 11½ 14½ 16½ 16½ 19 21½

Philadelphia 28 43 .394 Toronto 26 45 .366 Washington 26 45 .366 Detroit 24 48 .333 Cleveland 22 48 .314 Orlando 18 54 .250 Charlotte 17 54 .239 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct x-San Antonio 54 17 .761 x-Oklahoma City 53 19 .736 x-L.A. Clippers 49 23 .681 x-Denver 49 24 .671 x-Memphis 47 24 .662 Golden State 41 31 .569 Houston 39 32 .549 L.A. Lakers 37 35 .514

GB — 1½ 5½ 6 7 13½ 15 17½

Utah Dallas Portland Minnesota Sacramento New Orleans Phoenix

18½ 19 20½ 28½ 29 29½ 31½

36 35 33 25 25 25 23

36 36 37 45 46 47 49

.500 .493 .471 .357 .352 .347 .319

28 30 30 32½ 33½ 38½ 39

x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday’s Games Bulls 101, Miami 97 Boston 93, Cleveland 92 Charlotte 114, Orlando 108 Philadelphia 100, Milwaukee 92 Atlanta 107, Toronto 88 New York 108, Memphis 101 Indiana 100, Houston 91 L.A. Lakers 120, Minnesota 117 L.A. Clippers 105, New Orleans 91 Oklahoma City 103, Washington 80 San Antonio 100, Denver 99 Utah 103, Phoenix 88 Sacramento at Golden State, (n) Brooklyn at Portland, (n) Today’s Games L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games Washington at Orlando, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at New York, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Miami at New Orleans, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Denver, 8 p.m. Utah at Portland, 9 p.m.

BULLS 101, HEAT 97 MIAMI (97) James 11-17 8-11 32, Haslem 0-1 0-0 0, Bosh 8-17 4-5 21, Chalmers 4-10 0-0 9, Wade 7-13 4-7 18, Battier 2-4 0-0 6, Allen 3-8 0-0 7, Andersen 2-5 0-0 4, Cole 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 37-77 16-23 97. CHICAGO (101) Deng 10-22 4-4 28, Boozer 9-17 3-5 21, Mohammed 3-4 0-0 6, Hinrich 3-10 0-0 7, Butler 6-10 3-5 17, Robinson 6-10 1-2 14, Gibson 2-7 2-2 6, Cook 1-5 0-0 2, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Teague 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-85 13-18 101. Miami Chicago

22 24 22 29 — 97 32 23 14 32 —101

3-Point Goals-Miami 7-20 (Battier 2-4, James 2-5, Bosh 1-2, Allen 1-4, Chalmers 1-5), Chicago 8-22 (Deng 4-8, Butler 2-4, Hinrich 1-3, Robinson 1-4, Cook 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Miami 38 (Wade, James 7), Chicago 59 (Boozer 17). Assists-Miami 15 (Chalmers 4), Chicago 27 (Hinrich 6). Total Fouls-Miami 17, Chicago 18. Technicals-Wade. Flagrant Fouls-James. A-23,014 (20,917).

NBA LEADERS Durant, OKC Anthony, NYK Bryant, LAL James, MIA Harden, HOU Westbrook, OKC Curry, GOL Wade, MIA Parker, SAN Aldridge, POR Ellis, MIL Lillard, POR Lopez, Bro Pierce, BOS Lee, GOL Holiday, PHL Williams, Bro Griffin, LAC Gay, TOR Jennings, MIL

Scoring G FG 71 641 56 527 69 659 70 703 68 516 71 586 68 534 64 535 58 477 68 582 69 510 70 477 63 477 69 429 69 526 66 490 67 416 69 507 63 437 69 441

FT PTS 604 2011 360 1547 431 1870 371 1869 602 1788 397 1652 232 1527 287 1374 243 1219 261 1427 251 1339 221 1336 246 1200 302 1289 229 1281 160 1217 258 1233 249 1267 205 1140 212 1242

Rebounds G OFF DEF TOT 65 217 598 815 70 241 582 823 64 274 466 740 68 230 550 780 63 256 464 720 69 198 575 773 62 260 422 682 69 238 504 742 68 178 518 696 69 209 493 702

Howard, LAL Asik, HOU Randolph, MEM Vucevic, ORL Noah, Bulls Lee, GOL Chandler, NYK Hickson, POR Horford, ATL Evans, Bro

AVG 28.3 27.6 27.1 26.7 26.3 23.3 22.5 21.5 21.0 21.0 19.4 19.1 19.0 18.7 18.6 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.1 18.0 AVG 12.5 11.8 11.6 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.8 10.2 10.2

Assists Rondo, BOS Paul, LAC Vasquez, NOR Holiday, PHL Williams, Bro Parker, SAN Westbrook, OKC Nelson, ORL James, MIA Dragic, PHX

G 38 59 70 66 67 58 71 54 70 69

AST 420 566 649 566 513 438 536 399 515 494

AVG 11.1 9.6 9.3 8.6 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.2

at Dallas 1 p.m. CSN AM-1000

DETROIT 6 p.m. WGN AM-1000

MONDAY

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

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

at Houston* 7:05 p.m.

at Houston* 1:05 p.m.

at Pittsburgh 12:35 p.m. WGN AM-720

at Milwaukee* 7:10 p.m.

at Milwaukee* 1:10 p.m.

KANSAS CITY 3:10 p.m. CSN AM-670

Next game: NEW YORK April 7 LAKE ERIE 7:30 p.m. CN100

Rob Winner – rwinner@shawmedia.com

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch (center) fakes a handoff to Giorgio Bowers (left) during Wednessday’s practice at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Last spring, Lynch was an unknown. Now, Huskies football fans know No. 6. While in 2012 spring practices Lynch was working to earn the respect of the offense, he certainly has it now. This spring, Lynch will get his share of reps, but will also be working with the younger quarterbacks – sophomore Matt McIntosh and redshirt freshmen Matt Williams and Drew Hare. “Last year I was trying to work on the leadership role, my first year [as a starter], and now I feel like I have it, those guys respect me,” Lynch said. “They know what to expect out of me.”

ry) and 19 touchdowns. He threw for another 3,138 yards and 25 touchdowns, completing 60.2 percent of his passes. That doesn’t mean Lynch and NIU coach Rod Carey don’t think the quarterback can get even better in his senior season. “I think he can improve throwing the ball in certain situations. I think he can improve his reads in certain situations. I think he can improve just overall in how he manages the game in certain situations,” Carey said. “He’s not perfect, just because the numbers were there. He’s not perfect and he’ll be the first to tell you that.”

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SUNDAY

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

BASKETBALL NBA

SATURDAY

CAA TOURNAMENT EAST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Today At The Verizon Center Washington Miami (29-6) vs. Marquette (25-8), 6:15 p.m. Indiana (29-6) vs. Syracuse (28-9), 30 minutes following Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, TBA SOUTH REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Friday At Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas Kansas (31-5) vs. Michigan (28-7), 6:37 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast (26-10) vs. Florida (28-7), 30 minutes following Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, TBA MIDWEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Friday At Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis Louisville (31-5) vs. Oregon (28-8), 6:15 p.m. Duke (29-5) vs. Michigan State (27-8), 30 minutes following Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, TBA WEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Today At The Staples Center Los Angeles Arizona (27-7) vs. Ohio State (28-7), 6:47 p.m. Wichita State (28-8) vs. La Salle (24-9), 30 minutes following Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, TBA FINAL FOUR At The Georgia Dome Atlanta National Semifinals Saturday, April 6 Midwest champion vs. West champion, 5 or 7:30 p.m. South champion vs. East champion, 5 or 7:30 p.m. National Championship Monday, April 8 Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.

NIT At Madison Square Garden New York Semifinals Tuesday, April 2 BYU (24-11) vs. Baylor (21-14), 6 p.m. Maryland (25-12) vs. Iowa (24-12), 8:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 4 Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.

CBI TOURNAMENT Semifinals Wednesday, March 27 George Mason 62, Western Michigan 52 Santa Clara 81, Wright State 69 Championship Series (Best-of-3) (x-if necessary) Monday, April 1 George Mason (21-14) vs. Santa Clara (24-11), TBA Wednesday, April 3 George Mason vs. Santa Clara, TBA Friday, April 5 x-George Mason vs. Santa Clara, TBA

WOMEN’S COLLEGE NCAA TOURNAMENT OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Oklahoma City Sunday Baylor (34-1) vs. Louisville (26-8), TBA Oklahoma (24-10) vs. Tennessee (26-7), TBA SPOKANE REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Spokane, Wash. Saturday Stanford (33-2) vs. Georgia (27-6), TBA California (30-3) vs. LSU (22-11), TBA NORFOLK REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Norfolk, Va. Sunday Notre Dame (33-1) vs. Kansas (20-13), TBA Duke (32-2) vs. Nebraska (25-8), TBA BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Bridgeport, Conn. Saturday Connecticut (31-4) vs. Maryland (26-7), TBA Delaware (32-3) vs. Kentucky (29-5), TBA

HOCKEY

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BASEBALL

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF 32 25 4 3 53 108 32 22 6 4 48 104 32 20 10 2 42 90 33 18 9 6 42 88 33 17 11 5 39 90 32 18 12 2 38 93 32 17 13 2 36 92 31 14 11 6 34 76

GA 71 83 78 85 83 80 89 82

d-Hawks d-Anaheim d-Minnesota Vancouver Detroit Los Angeles St. Louis San Jose

Nashville 33 14 13 6 34 83 Dallas 32 15 14 3 33 87 Columbus 33 13 13 7 33 75 Edmonton 32 12 13 7 31 77 Phoenix 33 13 15 5 31 85 Calgary 31 12 15 4 28 85 Colorado 31 11 16 4 26 79 EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF d-Pittsburgh 34 26 8 0 52 117 d-Montreal 33 21 7 5 47 104 d-Winnipeg 34 18 14 2 38 88 Boston 32 21 7 4 46 94 Ottawa 33 18 9 6 42 86 Toronto 34 18 12 4 40 102 New Jersey 33 15 11 7 37 82 N.Y. Rangers 32 16 13 3 35 78

88 97 86 91 94 105 100

N.Y. Islanders Carolina Washington Buffalo Tampa Bay Philadelphia Florida

107 90 93 102 99 99 119

33 31 33 33 33 32 34

15 15 15 13 14 13 9

15 14 17 16 18 17 19

3 2 1 4 1 2 6

33 32 31 30 29 28 24

96 86 94 87 105 84 80

GA 84 83 99 72 72 97 89 78

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader Wednesday’s Games Montreal 6, Boston 5, SO Minnesota 4, Phoenix 3, OT Colorado at Calgary (n) Anaheim at San Jose (n) Today’s Games Carolina at Toronto, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Nashville, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Columbus at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

AHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L OL SL Pts GF Grand Rapids 37 21 3 3 80 206 Wolves 31 23 5 4 71 167 Milwaukee 32 25 4 3 71 161 Rockford 34 28 2 1 71 202 Peoria 30 29 4 3 67 162 North Division W L OL SL Pts GF Toronto 36 21 2 6 80 206 Rochester 36 25 3 1 76 203 Abbotsford 30 29 3 6 69 151 Lake Erie 29 28 3 7 68 186 Hamilton 26 32 1 5 58 137 South Division W L OL SL Pts GF Texas 38 17 5 6 87 201 Charlotte 38 23 2 3 81 199 Houston 33 22 5 5 76 181 Oklahoma City 30 23 2 8 70 195 San Antonio 27 29 1 6 61 164 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OL SL Pts GF Providence 40 20 0 5 85 187 Portland 35 25 3 2 75 191 Manchester 31 28 3 4 69 190 Worcester 29 27 1 6 65 159 St. John’s 28 33 1 4 61 167 East Division W L OL SL Pts GF Syracuse 39 19 3 5 86 218 Binghamton 39 21 1 5 84 198 Wilkes-Barre 35 28 2 1 73 155 Hershey 31 25 3 6 71 171 Norfolk 31 29 4 1 67 161 Northeast Division W L OL SL Pts GF Springfield 37 18 5 4 83 196 Connecticut 32 26 5 3 72 192 Albany 27 26 1 10 65 166 Bridgeport 27 26 6 5 65 185 Adirondack 27 33 2 3 59 159

GA 177 168 177 191 187 GA 173 179 176 197 188 GA 175 174 171 206 184 GA 165 197 182 178 202 GA 171 168 155 165 177 GA 154 195 186 207 191

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesday’s Games Wolves 3, Oklahoma City 2, SO Manchester 3, Worcester 1 St. John’s 4, Albany 2 Providence 3, Portland 2 Rochester 1, Syracuse 0 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Binghamton 2 Hamilton 5, Abbotsford 3 Lake Erie 1, Milwaukee 0 Rockford 4, Toronto 1 Today’s Games Bridgeport at Springfield, 6 p.m. Worcester at Connecticut, 6 p.m. Grand Rapids at San Antonio, 7 p.m.

WOLVES 3, BARONS 2 (SO) Oklahoma City 1 Chicago 2

1 0 0 0

0 (0) - 2 0 (1) - 3

First Period-1, Oklahoma City, Lander 5 (Rajala, Fedun), 4:46; 2, Chicago, Groulx 5 (Sweatt, Jensen), 5:09; 3, Chicago, Haydar 18 (Kattelus, Sterling), 18:37. Second Period-4, Oklahoma City, Plante 1 (Rajala), 3:57. Third Period-None. Overtime-None. Shootout-Oklahoma City 1 (Lander, NG; Green, G; Hartikainen, NG; Rajala, NG; Arcobello, NG; Cornet, NG), Chicago 2 (Haydar, NG; Sterling, NG; Davies, G; Rodin, NG; Sweatt, NG; Jensen, G). Shots on goal-Oklahoma City: 11-1110-1-0—33; Chicago: 7-7-10-2-1-27. Power plays-Oklahoma City: 0-3. Chicago: 0-2. Goalies-Oklahoma City, Danis (24-26). Chicago, Climie (31-33). A-6,487. Referee-Graham Skilliter. Linesmen-Al Stensland and Michael Spohn.

HUNTLEY 16, DEKALB 8 (6 INN.) DeKalb Hunltey

022 022 – 8 13 4 200 068 –16 18 3

WP: Constantino, 1-0 (1/3IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K). LP: Metsker, 0-1 (2/3IP, 8H, 8R, 8ER, 1BB, 1K). Top hitters: DeKalb- Kuykendall 1-4 (2B, RBI, 3R), Haring 4-4 (2 2Bs, 4RBI, 1R), Bourdages 2-3, Petras 2-4 (3R). Huntley- Lyman 4-5 (3 2Bs, 2RBI, 2R, Only 3-5 (2B, RBI, 3R), Albright 3-4 (2RBI, 3R), Kiriakopoulos 1-3 (2RBI), Sallee 3-4 (RBI, 2R), Mindak 1-4 (2RBI), Wagner 1-4 (2RBI, R).

McHENRY 8, MARIAN CENTRAL 0 Marian Central 000 000 0 - 0 3 3 McHenry 040 022 x - 8 10 0 WP: Snedeker, 1-0 (5IP 3H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 6K). LP: Faunce 0-1 (5IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 1BB, 4K). Top hitters: McHenry- Freund 2-2 (R, RBI, BB), Reisinger 3-4 (2R), Nagel 1-3 (R, 2RBI); Marian Central- Ross 1-2 (BB), McEvilly 1-2 (BB).

CARY-GROVE 10 ST. CHARLES NORTH 0 (5 INN.) St. Charles North Cary-Grove

000 00 - 0 0 2 040 06 - 10 9 0

WP: Marszal (5IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 4K). LP: Wright (4 1/3IP, 8H, 9R, 7ER, 2BB, 4K). Top hitters: Cary-Grove- Lee 1-3 (2RBI, 2R), Marszal 2-3 (2R), Vasquez 1-2 (R, RBI, BB), Brierton 1-2 (R, RBI, BB).

CARY-GROVE 8, ELDORADO 0 Eldorado Cary-Grove

000 000 0 - 0 0 3 120 014 x - 8 9 0

WP: Lee (5IP, 0H, 2R, 0ER, 1BB, 6K). LP: Unthank (5 2/3IP, 9H, 8R, 7ER, 2BB, 3K). Top hitters: Cary-Grove- Vilardo 1-3 (R, 2RBI, BB), Sutherland 2-3 (RBI, 2R), Serowka 1-1 (2R, RBI), Christakes 1-2 (R, RBI).

PRAIRIE RIDGE 12, BOYLAN 3 Boylan Prairie Ridge

000 120 0 - 3 10 2 314 112 x - 12 11 2

WP: Furst, 1-0 (4IP, 1R, 1ER, 5H, 4K, 0BB). LP: Sheeley. Top hitters: Prairie Ridge- Brian Klendworth 3-4 (HR, 2 2B, 3RBI, 3R), Getzelman 2-4 (3RBI, 2R, HR), Ladd 1-1 (HR, 2RBI, R), Sergeant 1-1 (RBI).

CL CENTRAL 9, MARENGO 1 Marengo CL Central

000 100 0 - 1 5 2 140 211 x - 9 10 0

WP: Roley, 1-0 (5IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 5BB, 10K). Top hitters: CLC- Leverenz 3-4 (2 3B, R, 3RBI), Skrypek 2-4 (3R, 2RBI, 2B, 2 SB).

SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball: Murphysboro vs. Cary-Grove at Marion, 8 a.m.; Marengo at Freeport, Woodstock North at Larkin, Grant at CL Central, 10 a.m.; Hamphsire at South Elgin, Prairie Ridge at St. Charles East, Woodstock at Belvidere, 11 a.m.; CaryGrove vs. Mundelein at Marion, RichmondBurton at McHenry, Noon; Palatine at Huntley, 1 p.m.; St. Viator at McHenry, 3 p.m.; Johnsburg at Antioch, 4:30 p.m. Softball: Larkin at Jacobs, Aurora Central Catholic at Hampshire, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer: Marengo at Huntley Invitational, 4 p.m.; Harlem at Huntley, 6 p.m. Boys tennis: Dundee-Crown at Hampshire, 10 a.m.; Grayslake Central at Woodstock North, 4 p.m.

FRIDAY Baseball: Jacobs at Grant, 10 a.m.; River Ridge (Wis.) at Alden-Hebron, 11 a.m.; Hononegah at McHenry (2), Belvidere at Hampshire, 11 a.m.; Harlem at CL South, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer: Dundee-Crown at South Elgin Invitational, 4:30 p.m.

COLLEGE BASEBALL MCC 14, NORTH PARK 1 (5 INN.) North Park MCC

100 00 - 1 7 3 532 04 - 14 11 0

WP: Kostalek, 3-0 (5IP, 7H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 1K). Top hitters: MCC- Schmidt 2-3 (HR, 3RBI, 2R), Richter 2-4 (2RBI, 3R, 2B, 3SB), Matheson 2-4 (2B, 3RBI, SB).

MCC 14, NORTH PARK 3 North Park MCC

010 000 20 - 3 5 0 040 005 5x - 14 12 3

WP: Herendeen, 3-0 (5IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 7K). Top hitters: MCC- Spagnola 2-4 (HR, 5RBI), Schmidt 2-3 (2B, 2RBI, 2R), Enwiya 2-3 (2B, RBI, 2R).

MILWAUKEE 7 p.m. WCUU * Spring training

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8:30 a.m.: European PGA Tour, Trophee Hassan II, irst round, at Agadir, Morocco, TGC 3 p.m.: PGA Tour, Houston Open, irst round, at Humble, Texas, TGC

6:15 p.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, regional semiinal, Marquette vs. Miami, at Washington, CBS 6:47 p.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, regional semiinal, Arizona vs. Ohio St., at Los Angeles, TBS 8:45 p.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, regional semiinal, Syracuse vs. Indiana, at Washington, CBS 9:17 p.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, regional semiinal, La Salle vs. Wichita St., at Los Angeles, TBS

MLB BASEBALL Noon: Spring Training, N.Y. Mets vs. Washington, at Melbourne, Fla., ESPN 2 p.m.: Spring Training, Seattle at Cubs, CSN

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Next race: STP Gas Booster 500, April 7, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. Last week: Kyle Busch raced to his first victory of the season after rivals Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano wrecked on the final lap at Fontana. Hamlin and Logano made contact racing side-by-side in the final lap of their first race since they confronted each other a week earlier at Bristol. Hamlin is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks because of a fractured vertebra. Online: http://www.nascar.com

College Basketball NCAA Tournament Today FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Indiana 5½ (135½) Syracuse Miami 5 (127) Marquette At Los Angeles Ohio St. 3½ (134) Arizona Wichita St. 4 (135) La Salle Friday At Indianapolis Louisville 10 (129) Oregon Duke 2 (134) Michigan St. At Arlington, Texas Kansas 2 (136) Michigan Florida 13 (134½) Fla. Gulf Coast

Site: Humble, Texas. Schedule: Today-Sunday. Course: Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course (7,441 yards, par 72). Purse: $6.2 million. Winner’s share: $1,116,000. TV: Golf Channel (Today-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, noon-2 p.m., 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-2 p.m., 5:30-11 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m.). Last year: Hunter Mahan won the second of his two 2012 titles, beating Carl Pettersson by a stroke. Last week: Tiger Woods won the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday to take the No. 1 spot in the world for the first time since October 2010. He won the tournament for the eighth time to tie the PGA Tour record for victories in an event set by Sam Snead in the Greater Greensboro Open. Woods has won three times this season to push his PGA Tour total to 77. Justin Rose was second, two strokes back. Notes: Second-ranked Rory McIlroy is in the field along with 2011 winner Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson. ... Snedeker shot 76-76 last week at Bay Hill to miss the cut in his first start since winning at Pebble Beach. He sat out five weeks because of a rib injury. ... Mickelson, the Phoenix Open winner, also missed the cut at Bay Hill, shooting 73-79. ... The Texas Open is next week in San Antonio, followed by the Masters.

EUROPEAN TOUR TROPHY HASSAN II Site: Agadir, Morocco. Schedule: Today-Sunday. Course: Golf du Palais Royal (6,844 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.93 million. Winner’s share: $321,810. TV: Golf Channel (Today-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon.; Sunday, 8-11:30 a.m.). Last year: Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey won his fourth European Tour title. Ireland’s Damien McGrane was second, three strokes back. Last week: Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the rain-shortened Malaysian Open, shooting a 2-under 70 in the third round for a one-stroke victory over Italy’s Eduardo Molinari. Notes: The Robert Trent Jones Sr.designed Palais Royal sits inside the walls of the Royal Palace of Agadir. Other than the tournament, the course is used only by King Mohammed VI and his guests. ... The tournament, first played in 1971, is in its fourth season as a European Tour event. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume with the Masters.

LPGA TOUR Next event: Kraft Nabisco Championship, April 4-7, Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course, Rancho Mirage, Calif. Last week: Spain’s Beatriz Recari won the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calif., for her second LPGA Tour title. She beat South Korea’s I.K. Kim with an 18-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the second hole of a playoff.

CHAMPIONS TOUR Next event: Greater Gwinnett Championship, April 19-21, TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga. Last week: Michael Allen rallied to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic for his fourth Champions Tour title, beating Bernhard Langer by a stroke.

BASEBALL MLB SPRING TRAINING Wednesday’s Games White Sox 5, Cleveland 4 Philadelphia 4, Detroit 1 St. Louis 10, Washington (ss) 1 Washington (ss) 11, Atlanta 2 Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 1 Minnesota 7, Pittsburgh 4 Miami 5, Boston 1 L.A. Angels 6, Texas 3 Oakland 6, Colorado 5 Milwaukee 9, Kansas City (ss) 1 Seattle 10, L.A. Dodgers 7 Cincinnati 7, San Diego 3 San Francisco 8, Arizona 6 N.Y. Mets 6, Houston 2 N.Y. Yankees 11, Baltimore 8 Cubs vs. Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., (n) Today’s Games Seattle vs. Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

NASCAR NATIONWIDE Next race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, April 12, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas. Last week: Kyle Busch extended Joe Gibbs Racing’ Fontana Nationwide winning streak to nine, holding off Sam Hornish Jr. for his third victory in five races this year. Busch has a series-record 54 victories. Online: http://www.nascar.com

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK Next race: Kroger 250, April 6, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. Last race: Johnny Sauter won the opener at Daytona on Feb. 22, taking advantage of a last-lap crash that brought out a caution and prevented Kyle Busch from making a move. Online: http://www.nascar.com

IZOD INDYCAR Next race: Grand Prix of Alabama, April 7, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala. Last week: Andretti Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe won the season-opening race at St. Petersburg for his first IndyCar victory. The Canadian passed Helio Castroneves for the lead on the final restart. Online: http://www.indycar.com

FORMULA ONE Next race: Chinese Grand Prix, April 14, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai. Last week: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix, ignoring team orders and overtaking teammate Mark Webber for the lead. Online: http://www.formula1.com

NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING Next event: SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, April 5-7, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Last event: Antron Brown won the Gatornationals on March 17 for his first victory of the year, beating Clay Millican in the Top Fuel final. Johnny Gray topped the Funny Car field, Allen Johnson won in Pro Stock and Hector Arana Jr. in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

COMMUNITY BASKETBALL HOOPIN’ WITH THE WARRIORS BASKETBALL CAMP The City of McHenry Parks & Recreation Department is offering Hoopin’ with the Warriors Basketball Camp for children in grades 3 to 8. The four-week session begins on April 6 and goes from 9-10 a.m. for grades 3-5 and 10-11 a.m. for grades 6-8. Classes will be held at the West Campus High School. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. The fee is $28 for city residents or $38 for non-city residents. Register in person, by mail, online or by fax at the McHenry Parks & Recreation Department office, 333 S. Green Street, in McHenry. For more information call 815-363-2160.

FOOTBALL MCHENRY OFFERS PEE WEE FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP The City of McHenry Parks & Recreation Department is offering Pee Wee Flag Football for children in first and second grade. The five-week session begins on April 16, and runs from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Classes will be held at Riverwood School, 300 S. Driftwood, in McHenry. Boys and girls will be taught basic skills of football and will develop teambuilding and sportsmanship while having fun. Camp will focus on carries down field, small pass plays and place kicking. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. The fee is $30 for city residents or $40 for non-city residents. Register in person, by mail, online or by fax at the McHenry Parks & Recreation Department office, 333 S. Green Street, in McHenry. For more information call 815-363-2160.

SOFTBALL ILLINOIS FUSION 18U OPENINGS The Illinois Fusion 18U girls fastpitch softball team is looking for two to three players to fill its roster for the 2012-13 season. Anyone interested in setting up a tryout or needing additional information, please contact Jason Peters at 815-404-6218, or by email at illinoisfusionfastpitch@gmail. com, or visit the Illinois Fusion Fastpitch Softball page on facebook.

CARY CRUSH SEEKS PLAYERS Cary Crush Fastpitch Softball has openings for 14U pitchers, catchers, infielders, and outfielders. More information can be found at www. CaryCrush.org or by contacting Jim Rathe at 847-800-5739 or jrathe03@gmail.com.

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TRANSACTIONS PROS BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Reassigned RHP Kevin Gausman, INF Travis Ishikawa and C Chris Robinson to their minor league camp. BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned C Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned RHP Anthony Carter and RHP Jose De La Torre to their minor league camp. DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned OF Quintin Berry to Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Garrett Sherrill and OF Xavier Nady on minor league contracts. Optioned Donnie Joseph to Omaha (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Signed RHP Mark Lowe to a minor league contract. Acquired RHP Elvin Ramirez from the New York Mets for cash considerations. MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Claimed RHP Sam Demel off waivers from Houston. SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Tacoma. Reassigned RHP Jeremy Bonderman to their minor league camp. National League CUBS — Claimed RHP Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from Toronto. Placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 60-day DL. CINCINNATI REDS — Reassigned LHP Wilkin De La Rosa and RHP Clay Hensley to their minor league camp. COLORADO ROCKIES — Reassigned INF DJ LeMahieu to their minor league camp. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Signed INF Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year contract. Released INF Donnie Murphy. Placed SS Jeff Bianchi and 1B Corey Hart on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Kyle McPherson, INF Jordy Mercer and OF Alex Presley to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned C Lucas May, RHP Vin Mazzaro, C Carlos Paulino, OF Felix Pie, RHP Ryan Reid and LHP Mike Zagurski to their minor league camp. Selected the contracts of LHP Jonathan Sanchez and 3B Brandon Inge from Indianapolis. Designated 1B Hunter Strickland and RHP Clint Robinson for assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reassigned LHP Fernando Abad and C Carlos Maldonado to minor league camp. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association UTAH JAZZ — Signed G Jerel McNeal to a 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed S Jonathon Amaya. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Agreed to terms with S Michael Huff on a on a threeyear contract. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Re-signed DT Dwan Edwards. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released WR Anthony Armstrong. Signed S Will Allen and LB Justin Durant. MIAMI DIOLPHINS — Signed OL Lance Louis. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Released DT Tommy Kelly. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Released OT Jared Gaither. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS — Claimed F Kaspars Daugavins off waivers from Ottawa. Recalled D Torey Krug from Providence (AHL). DALLAS STARS — Recalled F Reilly Smith from Texas (AHL). PITTSBURGH PENGUINS — Placed D Kris Letang on injured reserve.

COLLEGE BIG EAST CONFERENCE — Announced the soon-to-be-renamed conference has accepted East Carolina for all sports, effective July 1, 2014. APPALACHIAN STATE — Announced it is leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. CONNECTICUT — Signed women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma to a contract extension through the 2017-18 season. GEORGIA SOUTHERN — Announced it has accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. IDAHO — Announced the Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously to allow the school to accept an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference in football for the 2014 season. MEMPHIS — Agreed to terms with men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner to a contract extension. NOTRE DAME — Announced freshmen WR’s Davonte’ Neal and Justin Ferguson are no longer with the football team. OKLAHOMA — Announced junior F Amath M’Baye will enter the NBA draft.


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Parents should lay down law on importance of bike helmets Dear Abby: As a law enforcement officer, I would like to comment on your reply to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overprotective Momâ&#x20AC;? (Dec. 26). I agree with your solution to have the boy who wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear his bike helmet because it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;uncoolâ&#x20AC;? visit a facility that treats people with traumatic brain injuries. However, you missed a golden opportunity to remind parents they are the parents, and because they are responsible for their childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety, THEY are in charge. What has happened to plain old â&#x20AC;&#x153;parentingâ&#x20AC;?? Time and again, I see children make their own rules because the parents have shrugged off the responsibility of parenting. You should have told them to tell their child that if he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear a helmet, his bike will be taken away until he does. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bill In Bartlesville, Okla. Dear Bill: You and many readers are right. I DID overlook the issue of parenting in my reply. Mea culpa! Read on: Dear Abby: Have â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overprotective Momâ&#x20AC;? ask her son if he thinks firefighters, fighter pilots, police officers and football players are â&#x20AC;&#x153;uncool.â&#x20AC;? They all wear helmets. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

James In Hastings, Neb.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Dear Abby: Not wearing a bike helmet to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;coolâ&#x20AC;? is knuckling under to peer pressure. Those parents should use this opportunity to explain peer pressure and its consequences to their son. He needs to understand he must make decisions for himself, and his â&#x20AC;&#x153;friendsâ&#x20AC;? should accept him for who he is. He needs to learn to stand his ground and be who he wants to be despite what others think of him. He also needs to learn to make decisions that affect his life based on facts, and not follow the crowd. True friends most often will make the same sound decisions that he makes, or accept his decision without pressuring him. One other comment: Require the kid to wear a helmet or forfeit the right to ride a bike. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called â&#x20AC;&#x153;tough love,â&#x20AC;? and although it is tough, it is also rewarding. More parents need to have sound, well-thought-out rules and stick to them. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Parent First, Friend Second Dear Abby: Patients cannot be used as exhibits, even

with the best of intentions. It would be unethical and also illegal under HIPAA laws. A better option would be to contact the injury prevention office at a local childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospital and ask for tips. If your readers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live near one, there are websites filled with helpful information. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

Laurie In Dallas Dear Abby: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true that there is no state code law in Texas regarding bicycle helmets, but many municipalities, including Dallas, have ordinances that require riders to wear them. That mother should check her city code. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Concerned In Texas Dear Abby: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overprotectiveâ&#x20AC;? should let her son choose a â&#x20AC;&#x153;coolâ&#x20AC;? helmet and be sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fitted correctly. Going to a bike shop may be the best bet. Serious bikers are cool and will be supportive. The boy should select the style and color he wants and decorate it with hot stickers or whatever he wishes. If that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work, then take the bike away. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the kind of cause-and-effect discipline that really works. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Barbara

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Try couples therapy first Dear Dr. K: My husband and I have been happily married, more or less, for 25 years. But lately weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fighting more. A friend suggested couples therapy. Can you tell me more about it? Dear Reader: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel as comfortable answering questions about relationships as more traditionally â&#x20AC;&#x153;medicalâ&#x20AC;? problems. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not Dr. Phil or Dr. Ruth. That said, here are my thoughts. With age, things often become ripe, but they also can turn stale. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true of any long-standing relationship, starting with marriage. Challenges to a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as a job crisis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can bring out that personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst, causing pain to the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partner. When either partner is facing challenges, that person needs more support and attention than usual and may become irritable if the support is not there. Also, when the needed support is not there from a spouse, sometimes other companions fill the void. Preserving a marriage can be hard work, and I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true for most people. When most people think about psychotherapy, they think about one-on-one therapy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one person with a psychotherapist. Such therapy can be very helpful;

ASK DR. K Dr. Anthony Komaroff it can help you think about issues in new ways and suggest productive remedies. But couples therapy has the advantage of focusing directly on the relationship. With both partners present, a neutral therapist asks questions, teaches new skills, and provides reassurance, guidance and support. When both you and your spouse work together with a therapist, it avoids the implication that only one person in the relationship has a â&#x20AC;&#x153;problem.â&#x20AC;? Equally important, it says the problem you jointly have can be solved by the two of you working together. A couples therapist can help you examine a current or ongoing issue and decide what changes you might need to make. She or he will help you eliminate misunderstandings, unreasonable expectations and mistaken assumptions. A good couples therapist will take an active role. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say you and your partner are getting sidetracked or your exchanges are turning into angry outbursts. The thera-

pist will interrupt, comment and help you find a more positive tone or focus. However, the therapist shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dictate what you should do, or act as a judge in disputes. If you decide to try couples therapy, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to see someone with expertise. Therapists who treat couples require specific skills and training. Whether a therapist is a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or licensed marriage and family therapist matters less than couple-specific training and experience. To find someone in your area, check the website of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (aamft. org). Before you commit to a therapist, request a trial session. This will give you a sense of whether the therapistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working style is comfortable for both you and your partner. Finally, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait until your problems become severe to consider couples therapy. The sooner you take action, the easier it may be to work through your issues.

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Ford not ready to talk ‘Star Wars’ Harrison Ford isn’t ready – “yet” – to talk about his reported part in Disney’s planned “Star Wars” sequel, but he praises its director, J.J. Abrams. “I think he’s fantastic,” Ford said in a recent interview. “I did his first movie, ‘Regarding Henry,’ with Mike Nichols. A wonderful talent. Extraordinary guy.” The 70-year-old actor – who came to fame playing Han Solo in the “Star Wars” trilogy – is shrugging off questions about that character while promoting his role as Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey in the upcoming Jackie Robinson film “42.” Asked how he feels generally that the “Star Wars” sequel and Disney spinoffs are in the works, Ford responded: “I don’t feel anything at the moment yet.” In an article published earlier this month, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas told Bloomberg Businessweek that Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher had been in negotiations to return to the franchise even before Lucasfilm was sold to Disney last fall. Was Ford surprised by that announcement? He makes the universal zipping-my-lips sign. Asked what it will take to get him to commit to play Han Solo again, Ford said, “Um, I don’t even want to discuss that. It’s great. Ain’t it great?” It’s been over two decades since Abrams wrote the “Regarding Henry” screenplay. Have the two chatted recently? “About what?” Ford asked, smirking and taking a slow sip from a cup.

Netflix’s newest original series will be science-fiction from the duo behind the “The Matrix” trilogy. Netflix announced Wednesday it will stream “Sense8” late next year for subscribers. The series is the first foray into television for Andy and Lana Wachowski, the filmmaking siblings who directed “The Matrix” and last year’s “Cloud Atlas.” Netflix called the 10-episode series “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.” The show runner will be J. Michael Straczynski, creator of “Babylon 5,” which aired for five seasons in the 1990s. Netflix made its biggest splash with an original series last month with the debut of the political thriller “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey. This spring, it will premiere the horror series “Hemlock Grove” and the reborn comedy “Arrested Development.”

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NBC nixes Lauer rumor A top NBC News executive said Wednesday the network was not considering replacing Matt Lauer as anchor of the “Today” show despite reports Anderson Cooper of CNN was approached about the job. “Matt Lauer is the best in the business,” said Alex Wallace, NBC News executive who oversees the “Today” show. “We want him in the ‘Today’ show anchor chair for many years to come.” Wallace spoke after reports of a meeting with Cooper first appeared in Deadline Hollywood. The report was confirmed by a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the discussions were private and was not authorized to speak to the media.

CBS renews 18 series There’s little suspense ahead for CBS viewers. The network says it has renewed 18 of its prime-time series for next season. The long-running comedy “Two and a Half Men” was not on the list, but CBS said Wednesday it was discussing another season with the show’s production company, Warner Bros. Television. The renewals include “60 Minutes,” “The Amazing Race,”

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‘Buckwild’ star in jail A “Buckwild” cast member is back behind bars in West Virginia. A judge ordered 24-year-old Salwa Amin back to Central Regional Jail on Wednesday after violating the terms of her previous release. Amin was charged last month with two counts of drug possession with intent to deliver and initially jailed on $200,000 bond. Defense attorney Michael Callaghan got that reduced to $100,000. She’s now being held without bond.

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Men in nursing Males take growing number of health-care jobs By BRETT ROWLAND browland@shawmedia.com McHENRY – JC Jimeno comes from a family of nurses, so it’s no surprise he’s among the growing number of men taking jobs in the field as demand for skilled health-care workers has increased in recent decades. “My mother is a nurse, my brother is a nurse, my aunt is a nurse,” said Jimeno, a 29-year-old registered nurse at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. “I really found my calling.” While women still dominate in the profession, the number of men employed as registered nurses has tripled since 1970, from 2.7 percent to 9.6 percent, according to a recent study from the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of men employed as licensed practical and licensed clinical nurses more than doubled from 3.9 percent to 8.1 percent during the same time period, according to the report, Men in Nursing Occupations, which presented data from the 2011 American Community Survey. “The aging of our population has fueled an increasing demand for longterm care and end-of-life services,” said the report’s author, Liana Christin Landivar, a sociologist in the Census Bureau’s Industry and Occupation Statistics Branch. “A predicted shortage has led to recruiting and retraining efforts to increase the pool of nurses. These efforts have included recruiting men into nursing.” Jimeno, of Carpentersville, said he considered pay, job security, and opportunities for advancement before pursuing a career in nursing. In 2011, the U.S. had 3.5 million employed nurses. About 3.2 million of them were women, according to the Census Bureau report released

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8BUSINESS ROUNDUP MC Magazine names Women of Distinction CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County Magazine selected seven local women for the Women of Distinction Award. The award is given to women who have made a difference in McHenry County and who are representative role models as leaders in their fields and communities, according to the magazine, which is a publication of Shaw Media. The Northwest Herald also is published by Shaw Media. This year’s winners are Camille Caffarelli, Susan Dalton, Donna Frett, Susan Milford, Vicki Nielsen, Kelly Weaver, and Catherine Williams. The honorees were chosen by a selection committee from a field of nominations submitted earlier this year. The seven women will be feted at luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 8 at the Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Road. A welcoming reception for networking will precede the luncheon and awards ceremony. Tickets to the event cost $35 and can be purchased at the Northwest Herald office, 7717 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. To purchase over the phone with a credit card, call 815459-4040. For information, call 815-526-4445. Registration is due by May 2.

Check ’n Go opens new location in Crystal Lake CRYSTAL LAKE – Check ’n Go opened a new store Monday at 6500 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake. The store replaces the previous location on Northwest Highway. Check ’n Go operates more than 50 stores in Illinois, offering consumer financial products, check cashing and online bill payment. For more information, including instructions on how to receive a short-term loan or use other products, visit www.checkngo.com.

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last month. High demand for nurses means unemployment rates are very low. For nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists, the unemployment rate was 0.8 percent. It was slightly higher for registered nurses (1.8 percent) and licensed vocational nurses (4.8 percent). Nationally, the unemployment rate for all workers hovered around 9 percent in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Census Bureau report found that, as in all other occupations, men tend to earn more than women, though the pay gap was smaller than in other occupations. On average, men nurses earned $60,700 per year in 2011 compared to $51,000 for women nurses. To put it another way, women working fulltime as nurses earned 91 cents for every dollar earned by men working full-time as nurses, according to the

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host a State of the City Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 16 at the Woodstock Country Club, 10310 Club Road, Woodstock. Mayor Brian Sager and other city officials will detail issues pertinent to residents and businesses of the community. Attendance is limited to chamber members only. The cost is $20, payable at the time of reservation. Make your reservation by May 9 by visiting the chamber office, 136 Cass St. For more information, call 815- 338-2436, or email chamber@woodstockilchamber.com.

report. By comparison, across all occupations, women earned 77 cents to the dollar men earned. Men had the highest concentration among nurse anesthetists at 41 percent, according to the report. Men nurse anesthetists earned an average of $162,900 per year, more than double the average of men in all other nursing occupations ($60,700), the report found. Kristina Whitmore, clinical nurse manager for the monitor care unit at Centegra Hospital – McHenry, said both men at women are attracted to nursing because of the many opportunities for advancement. “Nursing is a career,” said Whitmore, who started as an associate nurse at Centegra and worked her way up the ranks.

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Gary Lang goes to bat for Johnsburg Boys Baseball League NORTHWEST HERALD Gary Lang Auto Group is partnering with the Johnsburg Boys Baseball League. The McHenry-based auto group has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to free instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to enter the free Chevrolet Sweepstakes. “Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, and the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is an extension of Chevrolet’s commitment to baseball, community and families. Gary Lang Auto Group is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said Gary Lang, president of Gary Lang Auto Group. “There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Gary Lang Auto Group wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families to en-

joy,” added Lang. This year marks Chevrolet Youth Baseball program’s eighth year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, affecting more than 3 million young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. In 2012, about 1,600 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country. Gary Lang Auto Group will present the Johnsburg Boys Baseball League with equipment kits with items including equipment bags, baseball buckets, practice hitting nets, umpire ball bags, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball Tshirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former major and minor league players and coaches, and instructors from Ripken Baseball. In addition, Gary Lang Auto Group will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Johnsburg Boys Baseball League. Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 free Chevrolet Sweepstakes entry forms to distribute within the

community. At the end of the entry period, five winners – one from each region – will win their choice of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Traverse. Each participating market will award a secondary prize. In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball. “Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, so we hope young people and their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” Lang said. For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, visit www.youthsportswired.com. Gary Lang Auto Group has been selling and servicing vehicles to McHenry County for the last 30 years. Gary Lang offers the entire Chevrolet lineup as well as Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Subaru, Kia, Mitsubishi and used cars. The dealership also features a commercial truck department for local businesses. All the dealership’s inventory and services can be found at www.garylangauto.com


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Part-time employees entitled to a host of benefits A constant source of concern for employers is determining who is a full-time or regular employee as opposed to a part-time employee or temporary worker, and the significance of that determination. Although the Department of Labor does not define how many hours an employee must work to be classified as full-time or regular, individual states may have definitions. so check with your state to see if rules are established. There are many issues you must consider before deciding whether to hire a part-time employee or if your needs would be better served by contracting with a temporary agency. This article addresses some of those considerations. With limited exceptions, most legally mandated benefits are offered to part-time or in-house temporary employees just as they are to fulltime employees. Some of the legally mandated benefit programs are: • Family & Medical Leave – After one year and 1,250 hours if you have 50 or more employees within a 75mile radius. • Jury duty leave – All employees, effective immediately. • Military leave – All employees except “temporary employees,” effective immediately. The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 defines a temporary employee as one whose pre-service job was for no more than a brief, non-recurrent period and was not reasonably expected to continue for a significant length of time. • Pregnancy Discrimination Act – Affects employers with two or more employees. • Retirement savings – Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, if the company has a retirement savings plan, it must include all employees who work at least one year and 1,000 hours during the year. • Social Security – All employees, effective immediately. • Time off to vote – All employees, immediately. • Unemployment insurance –

All employees, immediately. The chargeable employer is the most current employer for whom the employee performed services 30 or more working days within a 365-day period. • Workers’ compensation insurance – All employees, immediately) Individual states also may have protected leaves and absences to make sure to check your state regulations. For instance, in Illinois: • Victims Economic Security & Safety Act Leave is available to employers with 15 or more employees. • Military leave is available for first responders and State Guard. • Military family leave is available for employers with 15 or more employees. • Blood donation leave is available for employers with 50 or more employees. • School visitation leave is available for employers with 50 or more employees. Because there is no legal definition for full- or part-time employment, each company has the right to determine eligibility for company benefits. These may include paid vacation, group health, paid holidays, personal or medical leaves of absence, bereavement leave, tuition reimbursement, tool purchase, etc. When drafting these policies, it is important to specifically spell out length of service and number of hours needed for inclusion. For administrative ease, it is best to keep all policies as uniform as possible. In all states, unemployment insurance will charge an employer for unemployment costs if the employee worked for the company for a stated period of time. In Illinois, if the employee works for 30 or more working days within a 365-day period the employer is responsible for up to six months of state unemployment benefits. This is generally true even if you have an agreement with the employee that the position is for a limited amount of time. For this reason, a good rule of thumb for hiring in-house temporary employees is to keep their employment limited to

HUMAN RESOURCES Karla Dobbeck less than 30 working days. If the position will last beyond this limited amount of time, consider contracting with a temporary service. The law is very clear about who is and who is not an independent contractor. The IRS has a set of rules and most states do as well. In Illinois, both the Minimum Wage & Overtime Act and the Unemployment Insurance Act set forth specific rules regarding this status. Below are a few of the determining factors when various agencies look at your employment arrangements: • Such individual has been and will continue to be free from control or direction over the performance of such services, both under his contract of service and in fact. • Such service is either outside the usual course of the business for which such service is performed or that such service is performed outside of all the places of business of the enterprise for which such service is performed. • Such individual is engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, profession or business. • Such individual has the ability to set his/her own hours. • Such individual is paid on a project basis, generally not an hourly basis. • Such individual has the ability to earn a profit and contract with other clients. Unless your “independent contractor” meets all of the guidelines above, he/she is probably your employee and entitled to all benefits as other employees. A good example of an independent contractor would be the person who comes in to paint your engineering office. A poor example would be someone with whom you contract to do design engineer work when you employ others as design engineers. Contracting with a temporary agency may be a great way to

Diabetes, lifestyles education focus of new wellness program CRYSTAL LAKE — The public is invited to join the Diabetes Free Zone at a new, local Diabetes Free America group launching in Crystal Lake. Participants will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Coventry Eye Care, 500 Coventry Lane, Suite 200, Crystal Lake, said Sally South, a certified holistic health coach and longtime Weight Watchers leader who will facilitate the new group. A start-up informational session is set for 6 p.m. April 3. “It’s a 16-week program and it costs $80 a month,” South said. “I’m going to run it where anyone can join at any time. I will keep repeating the program every 16 weeks.” Admission to the informational meeting is free.

“I’ll be explaining how the program’s going to work,” said South. “For example, one week we’ll talk about grocery shopping, the next we’ll talk about healthy cooking at home. Other topics include how to dine out healthy, lifestyle changes, how to menu plan and that kind of thing.” The program is licensed to wellness providers by Diabetes Free America, founded by Dr. Ted Chandler. According to Chandler’s website, www. diabetesfreeamerica.com, 5,020 Americans learn each day that they have Type 2 Diabetes. About 33 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and another 57 million are pre-diabetic. Chandler’s physiciancreated wellness program is intended to help people with

Type 2 Diabetes and pre-diabetics to take steps to reverse high blood sugar and regain health. “I hope to build community so people look forward to coming each week,” said South, who noted that she lost a grandfather to a complication of the disease. “I’m all about prevention.” The group will most benefit those diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, who are pre-diabetic “or just about anybody who’s overweight and needs some lifestyle direction,” South said. To learn more, visit cornerstonehealthcoachinggroup. com and click on the Diabetes Free America tab, send an email to sally@sallyhealthcoach.com or call 815-780-9355.

Right at Home sponsors ‘Moving Day’ ALGONQUIN – As part of April’s annual Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Americans are invited to participate in fun and educational events across the country to help fight Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological disease often associated with tremors, slow or uncontrolled movement, and impaired balance. Approximately 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s, and 50,000 to 60,000 new Parkinson’s cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. April 11 is designated Moving Day by the National Parkinson Foundation. Moving Day unites families, friends and communities in spotlighting Parkinson’s on a national level and raising funds to support care and research initiatives to beat the neurodegenerative brain disorder. In hosting Moving Day, NPF partners with select corporations including Right at Home Inc., a leading provider of in-home companion and personal care to senior citizens and others. Right at Home is a Hope Sponsor of Moving Day. Each Moving Day event features shorter,

family-friendly walk routes, food and music, plus a Movement Pavilion with activity stations such as yoga, tai chi, dance and pilates, which are proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. “It’s an honor to partner with the National Parkinson Foundation to support Moving Day and the thousands of participants who will walk, run, stretch, dance and have fun to benefit the cause of progressive treatment and care for people with Parkinson’s,” said Jeanette Palmer, president of Right at Home in Algonquin. A champion of helping NPF fighting Parkinson’s disease, Right at Home works to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s and provides an extra hand to loved ones caring for anyone dealing with limitations of the troublesome disease. In spreading the word about Parkinson’s and finding a cure, people are challenged to join the cause in a variety of ways. Participation any time of year includes spending time with someone who has Parkinson’s, volunteering for a local chapter event,

participating in a local fundraiser, joining a local support group or starting your own, and starting a daily exercise routine. Research shows that in addition to advanced medications, movement and exercise help slow the disease’s progression and are central to maintaining balance and mobility in people with Parkinson’s. Research specialists worldwide continue to study and improve diagnosis and treatment options with the aim to someday cure the nervous system disorder. For information about Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Moving Day events, visit www.parkinson. org or call 800-473-4636. The northwest suburban location of Right at Home is a locally operated, womenowned franchise office of Right at Home Inc. It has been servicing the northwest suburbs for the past 10 years, including Barrington, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Palatine, McHenry, Rosemont and Park Ridge. For more information, visit rightathomealgonquin.com, call 847-458-8656 or email at jpElder99.com.

decrease your obligations and control costs. Agencies typically charge between 130-170 percent of the hourly wage to cover the costs of mandatory benefits and for the profit margin. In return, you will have fewer additional obligations. As with any contracting arrangement, you should be specific about your needs. Decide whether the assignment is truly temporary or if you might wish to hire the individual in the future. Most temporary agencies offer tempto-hire arrangements and you will be able to place the worker on your payroll after he/she has worked a minimum number of hours. Utilizing the temp-to-perm arrangement is very helpful as a trial employment period. You can try out the employee for a number of months before deciding whether or not to “buy.” If you are a government contractor, consider asking the temp service to perform E-Verify on your behalf. Also, consider skill assessments for competencies you need such as math, attention to detail, reading, inspecting, analysis, filing, etc. Skill assessments are available at a minimal cost from companies such as G.Neil or Wonderlic. Just because you are not the “employer of record,” you still have legal responsibilities. If the temporary worker claims harassment or discrimination, both you and the temporary agency may be held liable. In fact, most labor laws cover temporary employees and a good lawyer will sue both the agency and the assigned employer. A good rule of thumb is to ensure that the temporary employee goes through a short orientation so that he/she understands your policies regarding harassment, discrimination and safety. Consider giving your policies and job descriptions to the temp service so that the temporary worker can review them before the assignment begins. Also ask that the service provide proof that your policies and descriptions were reviewed. Unless specifically stated in the contract, workers’ comp costs may fall to you. If there is any

change in the job responsibilities or assignments you may also be found liable for workplace injuries so always remember to contact the agency if the assignment or job responsibilities change. Doing so may incur an increase in wages but the payoff is decreased liability and more protection for you. Many companies use long-term temps. These folks may be with you for several years but are technically not your employee; they are employees of the temp service. Be careful to guard yourself against additional responsibilities for these long-term temps by segregating the “management” of your temps from your regular employees. Use the temp service’s time reporting structure, not yours. Make sure the temporary employee contacts the temp service if he or she is going to be out and check over your 401(k) and profit-sharing plans to ensure you won’t be held responsible for adding temps who are with you for the long haul. Finally, don’t keep files on these temps. If there is a problem or you need to discipline, contact the temp service. (Thanks to Yvonne Graff from The Agency Staffing and Rich Wenzel from Working World for chiming in on precautions to take when using long-term temps). To summarize, it is important to remember that your obligations are defined by the actual employment relationship and not by the words you may use to define it. Just because someone does not work full time he/she is still entitled to a host of benefit programs and is also covered under most federal and state discrimination laws. Take some time to determine what will work best for your company as you begin to rebuild your staff. If you do, you will have an up-front understanding of your costs and your responsibilities.

.• If you need help in understanding or developing employment policies, contact Karla Dobbeck, president of Human Resource Techniques Inc. Call 847-289-4504, or email karlad@hrtechniques.biz.

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• NURSING Continued from page D1 Jimeno said he enjoys spending time with patients, advocating for their needs, and being the “eyes and ears” of physicians. Though patients sometimes ask if he is a doctor, Jimeno said he hasn’t run into many stereotypes as a man in a profession dominated by women. However, while in school working to get his RN license, Jimeno said he often felt invisible when recruiters came to campus. “They didn’t really see [the men],” he said. “They didn’t recruit us as much.” Of Centegra’s nearly 842 nurses, 53 are men, said Kim Kubiak, spokeswomen for Centegra Health System. Similar statistics weren’t immediately available from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington or Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Chris Runge works as a patient care technician at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. The 39-year-old Lakewood man worked in landscape design for 16 years, but is now pursuing a career in nursing. He hopes to become a regis-

• There were 3.5 million employed nurses in 2011, about 3.2 million of whom were female and 330,000 male. • Of the employed nurses (both sexes), 78 percent were registered nurses, 19 percent were licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, 3 percent were nurse practitioners, and 1 percent were nurse anesthetists. • In 2011, 9 percent of all nurses were men while 91 percent were women. Men earned, on average, $60,700 per year, while women earned $51,100 per year.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau study “Men in Nursing Occupations” tered nurse in three years. Runge was inspired by the special care nurses gave to his daughter, Nevin, who has epilepsy, when she was in the hospital. “When I was let go from my job in 2011, my wife and I decided it was time to find another career,” he said. “We knew nursing was definitely the way to go. Being in the hospital is not fun, but hopefully I can make it a little bit

easier for those who are coming in.” Fellow Centegra patient care technician Chad Linane also chose nursing after spending long hours in the hospital. Linane spent six months in the hospital after he was impaled by a pole in 2009. The injury damaged some of his organs and he spent a year getting around with a walker. The experience changed his life – and his professional goals. “After that, you wake up – you see everything in a whole different light,” Linane said. “I wanted to be able to help people.” He took the licensing test to become a certified nursing assistant while on a fourhour leave from the hospital. The longtime mechanical engineer “took a lot of heat” from colleagues in the building trades for his decision, but Linane said he is confident he made the right choice. “Having job security is huge right now,” said Linane, who is in the process of shutting down his construction business. “And, when I go home at night, I feel like I’ve done something to to help someone, like I’m able to give back.”

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Athletico Physical Therapy opens in Cary CARY – Cary-area residents who have a physician referral for physical therapy or pain from an accident, sports injury or even just everyday activities now have a new resource with the opening of Athletico Physical Therapy, 732 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Athletico Cary offers physical therapy, sports medicine work rehabilitation, work conditioning, functional capacity evaluations, video gait analysis, and video throwing analysis. Transportation services also are available for those patients who require transportation assistance. Jason Myers, PT, DPT, serves as the facility man-

ager and treating physical therapist for the Cary facility. Myers graduated from Augustana College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in biology with concentration in physical therapy. He went on to receive his doctorate o f p h y s i c a l Jason Myers therapy from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 2008. Myers began his career as a physical therapist at Athletico Schaumburg in 2008, where he served as assistant facility manager and co-developer of

Athletico’s video throwing analysis service line before transitioning to Cary, where he is also a new resident. “Despite the large size of Cary, it still has that small town, close-knit feel,” said Myers, who is an orthopaedic certified specialist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. “The strong commitment of the community, beginning with the Cary Grove Chamber of Commerce, to provide numerous area activities throughout the year creates that feeling. I look forward to becoming part of the community.” Myers’ interest in becoming a physical therapist began after suffering an injury

during track his first year of college. He quickly became interested in the rehabilitation aspect of his injury and started to work in the school’s athletic training room. This opportunity led to a part-time position at a near-by outpatient physical therapy clinic, where he became hooked on the profession. Myers streseed that there is clear, consistent communication between therapist, physician, and patient throughout the course of treatment. For more information about Athletico Cary, or to scheduled a complimentary injury screening, call Myers at 847-462-0780 or email jmyers@athletico.com.

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Goodwill fashion show, dress sale to fund area scholarships ROCKFORD – Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois will host its Diva Runway Fashion Show April 5 at the Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center, 7801 E. State St., Rockford. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 7 to 8 p.m., with the fashion show from 8 to 9 p.m. Local celebrity models will show off special occasion dresses, including bridal, bridesmaid, prom, cocktail, classic littleblack, mother of the bride, evening gown, children’s dresses, and many more. Tickets to the fashion show are $30 for adults and $15 for guests 18 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at www. goodwillni.org/DIVA or by calling 815-987-6237. Dresses from the fashion

show and hundreds others will be available at the Diva Dress Sale April 6 and 7 at Goodwill retail stores, including the stores at 2006 N. Richmond Road in McHenry and 11900 Kreutzer Road in Huntley. Most special occasion dresses will be for sale from $10-$30. Shoes, handbags, and jewelry also will be for sale. Admission is free. Proceeds from the fashion show and dress sale will help fund the Jon Lundin Scholarship, awarded to students interested in the manufacturing industry; and the DoAnn Geiger Scholarship, awarded to people with a disability who wish to continue their education. Goodwill will award scholarships at McHenry County College, and other community colleges.

ALGONQUIN – Certified personal trainer Thomas Trimingham incorporates martial arts, kickboxing and yoga into his workouts at Premier Fitness Solutions, 1445 Merchant Drive, Algonquin. “Coming to Premier Fitness Solutions has allowed me to share my background of martial arts and yoga in fun, functional workouts that help people lose weight and get fit,” he said. Premier Fitness Solutions provides personal training to individuals and groups using scientific training methods to create the fastest possible results for people who want to lose weight, gain muscle, and tone up quickly Premier Fitness Solutions owners Jamie and Karina

Philippi have been working in the fitness industry for more than 20 years. Trimingham started in the martial arts at 14 and first achieved a black belt in hapkido, then went on to instruct in other martial arts and kickboxing. He started personal training five years ago. “It’s exciting to see people losing weight and getting fit faster than ever before by doing activities that are fun,” said Trimingham, one of six personal trainers at Premier Fitness Solutions. “When clients started to incorporate kickboxing, yoga, and interval training into their fitness routines it was awesome to see how much fun they had while they achieved their goals.

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Thomas Trimingham trains Zehra Hyderi at Premier Fitness Solutions in Algonquin. “If you combine kickboxing and weight training, then finish with yoga it is a complete workout that includes all the right elements, but is more fun than cardio or just lifting.” Trimingham said.

For more information about Premier Fitness Solutions, call 224-678-9060, or visit www.premierfitnessolutions.com. Trimingham can be reached at ttrimingham@ yahoo.com.

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8CALENDAR Today, March 28 • 7:45 a.m.: Power Partners of Cary Grove, Century 21/Sketchbook 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Information: Ryan Fain, 815-3538600.

Monday, April 1 • 7 to 8 p.m.: SOHO meeting, Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois, 2006 N. Richmond Road, McHenry.

Tuesday, April 2 • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Business Network, Algonquin Bank & Trust, 4049 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Referral Exchange Network, Exemplar Financial Network, 413 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Business 2 Business Network, Benedict’s La Strata, 40 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. • 5 to 7 p.m.: Dreiske Local Moving/TH Rogers chamber mixer, 3203 Lakeside Court, McCullom Lake.

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Expo connects homebuyers to lenders NORTHWEST HERALD CHICAGO – Approximately 130 families who attended the first-ever state of Illinois Homebuyer Expo recently and are now on the path to homeownership. After pre-qualifying for safe and affordable mortgage products featuring thousands of dollars in down payment and closing cost assistance, the next step for these families is to find their dream home. Sponsored as part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s proclamation of the Year of Homeownership, the expo connected families to lenders who pre-qualified them for a fixed-rate 30-year mortgage and up to $10,000 in financial assistance available through the Illinois Housing Development Authority. An additional 130 families were connected to counseling to prepare for homeownership. Families unable to attend the event hosted by the state’s housing finance agency at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago can still take advantage of these mortgage products by visiting www.ihda.org. “Gov. Quinn proclaimed 2013 as the ‘Year of Homeownership,’ and we are opening the door to homeownership for more hard-working Illinois families by increasing safe and afford-

able opportunities,” IHDA Executive Director Mary R. Kenney said. “Providing families with the support they need to buy a home has strong economic benefits for our state and local communities.” The housing market shows signs of recovery with January 2013 home sales in Illinois up 31 percent over last year, according to the Illinois Association of Realtors. Still, far too many families remain sidelined due to lenders tightening credit and the inability to have enough money for down payment. Nearly half of expo attendees cited saving money for down payment as the greatest challenge to buying a home, and IHDA’s programs provide this critical financial assistance. IHDA has responded to these challenges to make homeownership possible for more low- to moderate-income families by expanding its mortgage products introducing the new SmartMove Trio, which offers an additional federal tax credit, and tripling the number of communities where the Illinois Building Blocks program is available. To apply for any of IHDA’s programs, buyers must go through an approved lender listed at www.ihda. org/lender. Income and purchase limits apply.

With increased home sales, communities reap the economic rewards. For example, the sale of 500 homes supports an estimated 250 full-time jobs and generates nearly $20 million in economic activity. Featuring interest rates as low as 3.5 percent, the following IHDA loan programs are now available: • SmartMove (first-time buyers only). SmartMove features affordable 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and up to $6,000 for down payment and closing costs. SmartMove is the perfect solution for borrowers who have limited funds for down payment, yet have the financial means to maintain monthly mortgage payments. • SmartMove Trio (first-time buyers only). SmartMove Trio is IHDA’s latest offering and is one of the best packages ever offered in the agency’s history. Available for a limited time, SmartMove Trio offers firsttime homebuyers that meet certain requirements an affordable 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, up to $6,000 cash for down payment and closing costs, and a federal income tax credit worth up to $18,000 over the life of the loan (based on a 30-year $128,000 loan at 4 percent interest). • SmartMove Plus. For buyers who

currently own a home and want to refinance or buy a new home. • Welcome Home Heroes. Tailored to help military personnel, Welcome Home Heroes offers an affordable 30year fixed-rate mortgage, $10,000 in down payment assistance and a federal income tax credit. It’s available for all qualified Illinois veterans, active military personnel, reservists and Illinois National Guard members. • Illinois Building Blocks Program. Features affordable, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and $10,000 down payment assistance to buyers who purchase vacant homes in 15 communities. The program is a coordinated effort to help stabilize neighborhoods and provide affordable homeownership opportunities. The communities are: Belleville, Berwyn, Blue Island, Champaign, Chicago Heights, Cicero, Crest Hill, Joliet, Lockport, Lynwood, Maywood, Melrose Park, Park Forest, Peoria and South Holland. IHDA is a self-supporting state agency that finances the creation and the preservation of affordable housing across Illinois. Since its creation in 1967, IHDA has allocated more than $11.6 billion and financed approximately 225,000 affordable units across the state.

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• 7:45 a.m.: Power Partners of Cary Grove, Century 21/Sketchbook 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Information: Ryan Fain, 815-3538600. • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: McHenry chamber “Shop In” at Reeses Barkery & Pawtique, 1313 Riverside Drive, McHenry. • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: McHenry chamber Young Professionals meeting, Firewood Grille, 2314 W. Route 120, McHenry.

Friday, April 5 * 7;30 to 8:45 a.m.: Discover the McHenry Area Chamber orientation, chamber office, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry.

Tuesday, April 9 • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Business Network, Algonquin Bank & Trust, 4049 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Information: Laura Sinnaeve, 847-204-4899. • 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, 815356-2126. • 5 to 7 p.m.: Multi-Chamber Mixer at Sustainable Solutions LED, 345 Memorial Drive, Unit A, Crystal Lake. • 5 to 7 p.m.: Huntley chamber April Mixer, Re/Max Unlimited Northwest, 12376 Princeton Drive, Huntley. Information: 847-802-4000.

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, but the level stayed close to a nearly three-year high. The report suggests sales of previously occupied homes will keep rising in the coming months. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted index for pending home sales dipped to 104.8 in February. That’s down from January’s reading of 105.2 — the highest since April 2010, when a homebuyer’s tax credit was boosting sales. Signed contracts are 8.4 percent higher than a year ago.

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ing out on their own after living with friends and relatives in the recession. That’s driving a big gain in apartment construction and also pushing up rents. Pending home sales rose 0.4 percent in the Midwest and 0.1 percent in the West last month. They fell 2.5 percent in the Northeast and 0.3 percent in the South. One concern is that a shortage of available homes is limiting sales in many markets. More people are also starting to put their homes on the market, which could help sales in the coming months. The Realtors’ group last week said that the number of available homes for sale rose 10 percent last month, the first

monthly gain since April. Even with the gain, the inventory of homes for sale was still 19 percent below a year ago. A limited supply of homes for sale has helped drive prices higher. U.S. home prices rose 8.1 percent for the 12 months that ended in January, according to the Standard & Poor’s/ Case-Shiller 20-city index. That’s the fastest annual pace since June 2006. Prices rose in all 20 cities surveyed and eight markets posted double digit gains. Stable price gains should encourage more people to buy and put their homes on the market, keeping the housing recovery going.

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Grandma gets her own space with Gerstad Builders Jerry Kuyper McHENRY – We might like to think as we age we will easily move from one house to another and to another. Each step along the way the house reflects changes in lifestyles as time moves forward. In reality, life is not that simple, and does not move in a straight line from the first apartment, to condo or townhouse, to a two-story singlefamily home, to an age-targeted community, to a fully staffed retirement center with 24 hour

assistance, and so on. The transitions between housing types become difficult when a loved one’s family member does not fit neatly into any of these categories. Too mentally alert for a retirement home, with physical issues to make them uncomfortable with living on their own, a crisis arises. To help families meet the crisis, Roger Gerstad, president of Gerstad Builders, claims he has created a solution for families looking for something in between. He did it on a clean sheet of paper. “Recent issues in my own family brought to light the difficulty of dealing with loved ones who can no longer live on

their own, but are too healthy for an assisted living environment. It got me thinking about this dilemma,” Gerstad said. “It seemed to me there must be other families out there like mine, families that simply could not find a housing lifestyle that met the family’s needs.” “Then it came to me in a flash and I took one of our successful ranch plans and started sketching a room that could easily be built onto our ranch home and provide a maximum Photo provided amount of privacy. We call it From the front of the home, it is difficult to tell that this house has a separate living area for a grandthe Multi-Generation Prestparent or other older relative, but with complete privacy from his or her family. This 2,100 square-foot wick plan.”

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ranch homes is available at Gerstad Builders communities in Richmond, McHenry, Poplar Grove and Williams Bay, Wis.

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$195,500, 1221 Saddle Ridge Trl, Cary 60013-3324, 19-11-380-007, Fannie Mae To Richard Binek & Angelina Binek, January 30

CRYSTAL LAKE $93,000, 90 E Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake 60014-3622, 14-32-277006, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp To Barry Hart, January 30 $127,000, 1491 Yosemite Cir, Crystal Lake 60014-1919, 19-18-452-018,

Brian J Neumann To Sandra L Steinsdorfer, January 30 $166,500, 939 Waterford Cut, Crystal Lake 60014-8872, 18-13-227004, Fannie Mae To Andrew Kovari, January 30

HUNTLEY $80,000, 13528 Bonaire Rd, Huntley 60142-6338, 18-31-406-011, Federal National Mortgage Assn To Laurel M Stramaglia, January 30 $100,000, 10031 Cummings St, Huntley 60142-6033, 18-21-355-012, Denise Gray To Robert E Loos, January 30 $155,000, 9843 Williams Dr, Huntley 60142-6035, 18-21-352-013, Ryland Group Inc To Sesamir H Yearby & Mandalena Santiago, January 30 $217,000, 10730 Wing Pointe Dr, Huntley 60142-6770, 18-34-379-006, Danny G Sherban To Lori Biancofiori & Joseph Biancofiori, January 30 $238,500, 11865 Connor Ln, Huntley 60142-6029, 18-21-178-001, Ryland Group Inc To Eric Cazalet & Amanda Boss, January 30 $282,500, 12346 Bartelt Ln, Huntley 60142-6063, 18-20-476-009, Ryland Group Inc To Kevin T Martin & Susan B Martin, January 30

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$72,500, 3027 Max Ct, Island Lake 60042-9009, 15-20-201-032, Alexander M Lebiedz To Kyle R Scheppman, January 30

$88,500, 4408 Parkway Ave, Mchenry 60050-3782, 09-27-203025, Edward Burley To Max B Gressman, January 30 $119,500, 5303 W Greenbrier Dr, Mchenry 60050-5143, 09-33-486001, Ryan W Pardue To Paul Schultz, January 30 $121,000, 4300 Prairie Ave, Mchenry 60050-3754, 09-27-208018, Wendy Wagner To Scott Reeves, January 30 $174,500, 1105 Monroe Ave, Mchenry 60050-2426, 14-04-453014, Heritage Pointe Estates Llc To Elizabeth L Spears, January 30 $282,000, 1817 Anthony Ln, Mchenry 60051-3704, 10-30-102006, Greenhill Trust To John M Sulek, January 30

JOHNSBURG $253,000, 4915 Raintree Ct, Johnsburg 60051-7613, 10-07-127-023, Anthony R Buckel Jr To Gustaff L Schmid & Kristin H Schmid, January 30

LAKE IN THE HILLS $77,500, 155 Polaris Dr 155, Lake In The Hills 60156-5675, 19-19-481-001, Federal National Mortgage Assn To Robert Terlecki, January 30 $130,000, 2246 Pembridge Dr, Lake In The Hills 60156-6413, 18-22-185020, Gregory A Monaco To Mayliana Brandon, January 30 $170,000, 4921 Highwood Ln, Lake In The Hills 60156-6356, 18-14-301002, Us Bank Na Trustee To Candace A Van De Voorde & Steven L Van De Voorde Jr, January 30

LAKEMOOR $95,000, 603 W Sheridan Rd, Lakemoor 60051-3265, 15-05-179008, Vicente Mendez To Daniel J Lucansky & Jasmine A Schuettner, January 30

RICHMOND $327,000, 5317 Pheasant Ln, Richmond 60071, 04-09-252-049, Sunset Ridge Estates Llc To Frace Trust, January 30

WONDER LAKE $127,000, 4312 E Lake Shore Dr, Wonder Lake 60097-8395, 09-07376-018, Fisher Trust To Ah4r Il Llc, January 30


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A new design for a single-family house with a separate suite will include its own bedroom and bathroom.

• BUILDER Continued from page F1 For this new plan the builder started with the 1,567-square-foot Prestwick plan that is available in all four of Gerstad Builders communities, which are in Richmond, McHenry, Poplar Grove and Williams Bay, WI. In its typical format the Prestwick includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, great room with vaulted ceiling, plus a breakfast room and kitchen that is also covered by a vaulted ceiling. The model includes a two-car garage and a full basement. “From this starting point, I wanted to make sure that any addition to the house was more than just a third bedroom,” Gerstad said. “In order for it to be a viable solution for both sides of the family, independence and privacy had to be of utmost importance, and when you look at the suite we have designed for the Prestwick, you can see the devotion to these concepts,” he added. “The ‘In-law’ suite blends in perfectly to the rest of the Prestwick floor plan,” he said. First, a third garage bay is added to the design so there is direct entrance to the suite. Tucked behind the third garage bay and immediately adjacent to the standard layout’s laundry room, kitchen and breakfast area is the 566-square-foot suite, which consists of a 15-foot, 8-inch by 11-foot, 10-inch bedroom, walk-in closet, handicapped-accessible bathroom, and a 15-foot, 8-inch by 13-foot sitting room. Between the main home’s kitchen and the ‘In-law’ suite is a 36-inch wide door fitted with a sound-proofing gasket. “Special attention is devoted to sound-proofing the common wall that is shared between the main house and the suite,” Gerstad said. “We know that the transmission of sound can negatively impact the sensation of privacy, thus we designed the shared wall and its door opening to keep as much sound as possible from transferring from one living area to the next,” Gerstad said. “To further enhance the feeling of independence, we also added a private entrance leading outside into the suite’s sitting room, thus guests can visit their loved ones without interrupting the rest of the family in the main house. “As a result of careful design and clever architecture, the Prestwick Multi-Generation Plan will look good from the front yard, back yard and side yards as well. No matter what angle this house is

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Bathrooms will be designed for handicapped use with a new design by Roger Gerstad, president of Gerstad Builders of McHenry. The bathroom will be included with a bedroom in the optional separate ‘in-law’ suite of a single-family house. viewed from, the overall impression is one of style and grace, it will blend in with every other home in the community. From the outside, no one will be able to tell that two generations are living under the same roof.” Gerstad believes that this ‘In-law’ suite option, which adds $65,000 to the base price of the

Prestwick model, is a win-win for families. Depending on the community , the base price ranges from $174,990 to $214,990. “The cost is less expensive than retirement homes, the ability to provide as little or as much support to a loved one as he or she desires is attainable, both families can continue to live independent lives,

and the most precious commodity of all, privacy is retained,” Gerstad said. Since the product is new, no client has signed on the dotted line for a Multi-Generation Prestwick. “We have not had an opportunity to build this home yet, after all, we just got done designing it, but we believe there are families

out there that will see merit in what we have to offer,” said Gerstad. If the Multi-Generation Prestwick Plan is a success, Gerstad plans to offer this optional suite on all company ranch and two-story plans in Liberty Trails (McHenry), Pheasant Ridge (Richmond), Dawson Creek (Poplar Grove) and Bailey Estates (WI). Gerstad reminded buyers that they can customize any design by adding options such as skylights, three-car garages (per plan), additional volume ceilings, custom millwork, imported ceramic tile, Corian or granite countertops, hardwood flooring, and English or walkout basements. Gerstad Builders’ Liberty Trails community in McHenry offers 1,292 to 3,177 square feet of living space in ranches or two-story plans priced from $178,990 to $285,990. Liberty Trails’ sales center is on Lincoln Road, a mile west of Chapel Hill Road and north of Route 120. For information, call (815) 385-4495. The Trails of Dawson Creek offers semi-custom ranch and two-story housing. The seven ranch plans provide 1,292 to 2,170 square feet of living space (priced from $156,990 to $222,990) and the six two-story designs offer 1,872 to 3,177 square feet of living space (priced from $185,990 to $244,990). The Trails of Dawson Creek is on the north side of Orth Road, one-half mile east of Route 76. For information, call (815) 547-0800. The Trails of Pheasant Ridge is off Route 12 about one mile north of Route 173. Ranch plans start in the $160,000s and top out in the $220,000s. A sales center at Liberty Trails is open noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. week days or by appointment. For information, call 815-385-4495 or visit www.gerstadbuilders.com. Tucked along the northern shoreline of Geneva Lake, Bailey Estates has house plans that provide 1,800 to 3,177 square feet of living space and are priced with a basement from $220,990 to $284,990. The sales center for Bailey Estates is at 438 Ashley Drive off Bailey Road and less than a mile west of Route 67. For information, call (262) 903-5555. Gerstad is one of the largest builders of new housing in McHenry County. In 2008 the company received from Professional Builder Magazine the AVID Diamond & AVID Cup Awards for “Best Customer Experience” in the United States and North America. Since it was founded in the 1960s, the company has built and sold more than 9,000 single- and multi-family homes.


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PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1126495 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS GREENTREE SERVICING LLC; Plaintiff, vs. BRYAN M. STOKES; THE BREEZY LAWN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 02892 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 31, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 10-05-429-003. Commonly known as 5502 THELEN AVENUE, MCHENRY, IL 60050. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1126495. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520452 (Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1106900 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW R. HUNT; SAMANTHA A. HUNT; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS

NOMINEE FOR PROFESSIONAL MORTGAGE PARTNERS, INC.; BRIGHT OAKS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 1034 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 19-12-103-040. Commonly known as 16 RED OAK TRAIL, CARY, IL 60013. The improvement on the property consists of a multi-family residence. The successful purchaser is entitled to possession of the property only. The purchaser may only obtain possession of units within the multiunit property occupied by individuals named in the order of possession. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1106900. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520441 (Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1106389 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY J. SAHS; KRISTIN L. SAHS; ROSEMARIE SAHS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF KRISTIN L. SAHS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 1144 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 13-06-426-008. Commonly known as 426 NORTH HILL STREET, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common inter-

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est community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1106389. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520442 (Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1109521 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM SPECHT AKA WILLIAM A SPECHT; KENSINGTON MANOR OF RICHMOND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 1198 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 04-22-301-100. Commonly known as 330 CUNAT BOULEVARD 1D, RICHMOND, IL 60071. The improvement on the property consists of a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1109521. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520443 (Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.) McHenryCountySports.com is McHenry County Sports

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP; Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD J. LEWIS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF RICHARD J. LEWIS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 1298 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on March 1, 2012, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 10-07-277-002. Commonly known as 1203 JASPER DRIVE, MCHENRY, IL 60050. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1107232. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520445

(Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1120285 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS ONEWEST BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. CINDY AIKIN A/K/A CINDY A. AIKIN; FORTRESS MANAGEMENT INC., TRUSTEE, FOR BMK LAND HOLDINGS, TRUST; JAY KOMES; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF BMK LAND HOLDING, TRUST; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 2191 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMEN OF FO CLOS

JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 14-27-402-002. Commonly known as 4516 CARTHAGE COURT, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60012. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1120285. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520448 (Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.) Don't See What You're Looking For Today? Check Back Tomorrow! Never The Same Paper Twice! Northwest Classified 800-589-8237 www.nwherald.com

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC., F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC. Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN P. MOOTE, ALLENE R. MOOTE, WORLDWIDE ASSET PURCHASING, LLC, HSBC, BANK NEVADA, N.A MAXIMUS COLLECTIONS, INC., CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., DISCOVER BANK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 11 CH 1887 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on February 8, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the hour of 10:30 a.m.

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in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 4201 Crestwood Street, McHenry, IL 60050. P.I.N. 09-34-231-001. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. Louis A. Weinstock at Springleaf Financial Services, 20 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5002. 312-263-0794. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520447

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS HARRIS N.A., a national banking association, Plaintiff, v. 5112 GREENWOOD, L.L.C., an Illinois limited liability company; GALT AIRPORT, L.L.C., an Illinois limited liability company; IVAN DJURIN, an individual; UNKNOWN OWNERS; UNKNOWN TENANTS; and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO.: 10 CH 267 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on February 29, 2012, Steven S. Spinell, the Court Appointed Receiver in the above captioned matter, will at 10:00 a.m. on May 10, 2013, at Galt Airport, 5112 Greenwood Road, Wonder Lake, Illinois 60097, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following parcels of property: Parcels Description: PARCEL 1: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 1; ALSO THE EAST1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 2 (EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE NORTH 55 ACRES THEREOF); ALSO, THE SOUTH 24 ACRES AND 38-1/2 SQUARE RODS OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 2; ALSO THE SOUTH 24 ACRES AND 38-1/2 SQUARE RODS OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 2 (EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL THAT PORTION THEREOF THAT LIES WEST OF THE CENTER OF THE HIGHWAY); ALL IN TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: THE SOUTH 1318.32 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Permanent Index Numbers: 08-01-300-001 08-01-300-002 08-02-400-004 08-02-300-005 08-01-300-005 Common address: 5112 Greenwood Road, Wonder Lake, Illinois 60097. General Property Description and Improvements: The Property, commonly known as Galt Airport, is located on the East side of Greenwood Road, North of IL Route 120, West of Wonder Lake and South of Thayer Road with a street address of 5112 Greenwood Road, Wonder Lake, Illinois. The subject property, comprised of five parcels totaling 172.2 acres (hereinafter referred to as "Airport" or "Property"), is improved with two runways, taxiways, an aircraft ramp area, multiple hangars, a home/office/studio, and other structures as exist. The Judgment amount is: $16,308,160.14, plus attorneys' fees, interest, and costs accruing from date of the Judgment through date of sale and other advances, Receiver's fees and expenses, and other costs. Sale Terms: Cash or certified funds of not less than Ten Percent (10%) down of the highest bid at the close of the auction for each particular parcel or parcels, and the balance to be paid within twenty-four (24) hours, plus interest at the statutory rate from the date of sale to the date of payment. Such sale shall be closed through escrow with Chicago Title and Trust Co. no later than seven (7) days after confirmation. The initial bid at auction shall be $2,150,000.00. The next further bid above the initial bid shall be in an increment of at least $50,000.00. Thereafter, any subsequent bids shall be in no less than $5,000.00 increments. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the real estate whose rights in and to the real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to the quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Receiver or Plaintiff and is in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment of the down payment, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to and after Court confirmation of the sale and payment in full of the amount bid. If you are the mortgagor (homeowner), you have the right to remain in possession for 30 days after entry of an order of possession, in accordance with section 15-1701(C) of the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law. The Property is available for inspection. For more information or an appointment to inspect the Property, contact: Steven S. Spinell, court appointed receiver, or Warren A. James Kinzie Real Estate Group 212 West Kinzie Street, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60654 (312) 464-8800 or Plaintiff's Attorney Mark A. Silverman, Esquire Chapman and Cutler LLP 111 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 (312) 845-3000 Note: This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Andrew J. Annes, Esquire; Phillip N. Coover, Esquire Schenk Annes Tepper Campbell Ltd. Attorneys for Steven S. 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PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1126495 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS GREENTREE SERVICING LLC; Plaintiff, vs. BRYAN M. STOKES; THE BREEZY LAWN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 02892 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 31, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 1 IN PISTAKEE HIGHLANDS, UNIT NO. 3, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 5 TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 16, 1953, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 270793, IN BOOK 11 OF PLATS, PAGE 94, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 10-05-429-003. Commonly known as 5502 THELEN AVENUE, MCHENRY, IL 60050. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1126495. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520452 (Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1106900 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW R. HUNT; SAMANTHA A. HUNT; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS

NOMINEE FOR PROFESSIONAL MORTGAGE PARTNERS, INC.; BRIGHT OAKS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 1034 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: PARCEL 1: LOT 4 IN BLOCK 44 IN BRIGHT OAKS UNIT NO . 1, BEING A PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 25, 1972 AS DOCUMENT NO. 577079, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS APPURTENANT TO AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARCEL 1 AS SET FORTH IN BRIGHT OAKS DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED JANUARY 13, 1973 AS DOCUMENT NO. 585949, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 19-12-103-040. Commonly known as 16 RED OAK TRAIL, CARY, IL 60013. The improvement on the property consists of a multi-family residence. The successful purchaser is entitled to possession of the property only. The purchaser may only obtain possession of units within the multiunit property occupied by individuals named in the order of possession. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1106900. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520441 (Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM SPECHT AKA WILLIAM A SPECHT; KENSINGTON MANOR OF RICHMOND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 1198 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: UNIT 330-1D TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN KENSINGTON MANOR OF RICHMOND CONDOMINIUMS, AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION RECORDED AUGUST 28, 2002 AS DOCUMENT NO. 2002R0075423, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, IN THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, AND PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 46 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 04-22-301-100. Commonly known as 330 CUNAT BOULEVARD 1D, RICHMOND, IL 60071. The improvement on the property consists of a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1109521. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520443

PUBLIC NOTICE

(Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

Pierce & Associates File Number # 1106389 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY J. SAHS; KRISTIN L. SAHS; ROSEMARIE SAHS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF KRISTIN L. SAHS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 1144 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 5 IN WORKMAN'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF WOODSTOCK, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOTS 248 AND 249, AND ALL OF LOTS 250 AND 251 AND 252 IN THE ASSESSOR'S PLAT OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 17, 1948 AS DOCUMENT NO. 208592, IN BOOK 10 OF PLATS, PAGE 79, IN MCHENRY COUNTY. P.I.N. 13-06-426-008. Commonly known as 426 NORTH HILL STREET, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1106389. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520442

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP; Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD J. LEWIS; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF RICHARD J. LEWIS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 1298 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on March 1, 2012, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 345 IN PISTAKEE HILLS UNIT NO. 3, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 29, 1959 AS DOCUMENT NO. 361805, IN BOOK 14 OF PLATS, PAGE 40, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 10-07-277-002. Commonly known as 1203 JASPER DRIVE, MCHENRY, IL 60050. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1107232. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520445

(Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

(Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pierce & Associates File Number # 1109521 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS

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

SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC., F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC. Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN P. MOOTE, ALLENE R. MOOTE, WORLDWIDE ASSET PURCHASING, LLC, HSBC, BANK NEVADA, N.A MAXIMUS COLLECTIONS, INC., CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., DISCOVER BANK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 11 CH 1887 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on February 8, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT 19 IN FIRST ADDITION TO COONEY HEIGHTS, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF BLOCK 11 OF PLATS, PAGE 71 DOCUMENT NO. 262629, IN BOOK 11 OF PLATS, PAGE 71 IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 4201 Crestwood Street, McHenry, IL 60050. P.I.N. 09-34-231-001. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. Louis A. Weinstock at Springleaf Financial Services, 20 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5002. 312-263-0794. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520447 (Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1120285 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS ONEWEST BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. CINDY AIKIN A/K/A CINDY A. AIKIN; FORTRESS MANAGEMENT INC., TRUSTEE, FOR BMK LAND HOLDINGS, TRUST; JAY KOMES; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF BMK LAND HOLDING, TRUST; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 2191 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto, Gilbert, Schottland & Andrle, 2030 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 38 IN COLLEGE HILL, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER AND PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 14, 1969 AS DOCUMENT NO. 505979, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 14-27-402-002. Commonly known as 4516 CARTHAGE COURT, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60012. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1120285. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I520448 (Published in the Northwest Herald, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, ILLINOIS McHENRY COUNTY, JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE INTEREST OF J.R.M. (Minor.) No. 13 JD 9 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Juan Munoz, and any unknown Fathers and to All Whom It May

y Concern: Take notice that on January 10, 2013, a Delinquency petition was filed under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 by ASSISTANT STATE'S ATTORNEY, Robert Ladd in the Circuit Court of the 22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County entitled “in the Interest of J.R.M., a Minor', and that in the courtroom of Judge CHRISTOPHER HARMON, or any Judge sitting in his stead in Room 365 of the McHenry County Government Center, Woodstock, Illinois, on May 30, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as this cause may be heard, an adjudicatory hearing will be held upon the petition to have the Minor declared to be a ward of the court under that Act. THE COURT HAS AUTHORITY IN THIS PROCEEDING TO TAKE FROM YOU THE CUSTODY AND GUARDIANSHIP OF THE MINOR. NOW, UNLESS YOU APPEAR at the hearing and show cause against the Petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you, and an order of judgment entered. March 21, 2013 /s/Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) (Published in the Northwest Herald March 28, 2013 #A540)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

McHENRY COUNTY IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of MADELINE K FIELDS, Deceased Case No. 13 PR 000072 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of: MADELINE K FIELDS of: CRYSTAL LAKE, IL Letters of office were issued on: 3/8/2013 to: Representative: DOUGLAS SCOTT FIELDS, 959 GOLF COURSE RD, APT 8, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014-8802 whose attorney is: WAGGONER LAW FIRM, 4 N WALKUP AVENUE, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014. Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court (Published in the Northwest Herald March 14, 21, 28, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS HARRIS N.A., a national banking association, Plaintiff, v. 5112 GREENWOOD, L.L.C., an Illinois limited liability company; GALT AIRPORT, L.L.C., an Illinois limited liability company; IVAN DJURIN, an individual; UNKNOWN OWNERS; UNKNOWN TENANTS; and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO.: 10 CH 267 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on February 29, 2012, Steven S. Spinell, the Court Appointed Receiver in the above captioned matter, will at 10:00 a.m. on May 10, 2013, at Galt Airport, 5112 Greenwood Road, Wonder Lake, Illinois 60097, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following parcels of property: Parcels Description: PARCEL 1: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 1; ALSO THE EAST1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 2 (EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE NORTH 55 ACRES THEREOF); ALSO, THE SOUTH 24 ACRES AND 38-1/2 SQUARE RODS OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 2; ALSO THE SOUTH 24 ACRES AND 38-1/2 SQUARE RODS OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 2 (EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL THAT PORTION THEREOF THAT LIES WEST OF THE CENTER OF THE HIGHWAY); ALL IN TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: THE SOUTH 1318.32 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Permanent Index Numbers: 08-01-300-001 08-01-300-002 08-02-400-004 08-02-300-005 08-01-300-005 Common address: 5112 Greenwood Road, Wonder Lake, Illinois 60097. General Property Description and Improvements: The Property, commonly known as Galt Airport, is located on the East side of Greenwood Road, North of IL Route 120, West of Wonder Lake and South of Thayer Road with a street address of 5112 Greenwood Road, Wonder Lake, Illinois. The subject property, comprised of five parcels totaling 172.2 acres (hereinafter referred to as "Airport" or "Property"), is improved with two runways, taxiways, an aircraft ramp area, multiple hangars, a home/office/studio, and other structures as exist. The Judgment amount is: $16,308,160.14, plus attorneys' fees, interest, and costs accruing from date of the Judgment through date of sale and other advances, Receiver's fees and expenses, and other costs. Sale Terms: Cash or certified funds of not less than Ten Percent (10%) down of the highest bid at the close of the auction for each particular parcel or parcels, and the balance to be paid within twenty-four (24) hours, plus interest at the statutory rate from the date of sale to the date of payment. Such sale shall be closed through escrow with Chicago Title and Trust Co. no later than seven (7) days after confirmation. The initial bid at auction shall be $2,150,000.00. The next further bid above the initial bid shall be in an increment of at least $50,000.00. Thereafter, any subsequent bids shall be in no less than $5,000.00 increments. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the real estate whose rights in and to the real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to the quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Receiver or Plaintiff and is in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment of the down payment, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to and after Court confirmation of the sale and payment in full of the amount bid. If you are the mortgagor (homeowner), you have the right to remain in possession for 30 days after entry of an order of possession, in accordance with section 15-1701(C) of the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law. The Property is available for inspection. For more information or an appointment to inspect the Property, contact: Steven S. Spinell, court appointed receiver, or Warren A. James Kinzie Real Estate Group 212 West Kinzie Street, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60654 (312) 464-8800 or Plaintiff's Attorney Mark A. Silverman, Esquire Chapman and Cutler LLP 111 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 (312) 845-3000 Note: This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Andrew J. Annes, Esquire Phillip N. Coover, Esquire Schenk Annes Tepper Campbell Ltd. Attorneys for Steven S. Spinell, Receiver 311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2500 Chicago, Illinois 60606-6674 (312) 554-3100 Attorney No.: 6182512 Attorney No.: 6292602 (Published in the Northwest Herald March 28, April 4, 11, 2013 #A508)

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Page F6• Thursday, March 28, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY- IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of NANCY J. PESZ, Deceased Case No. 13PR000039 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of NANCY J. PESZ of ISLAND LAKE, IL. Letters of office were issued on 2/14/2013 to Representative JOSEPH M. PESZ JR., 260 Orchard Place , Fox Lake, IL 60020 whose attorney is: Kenneth A. Piercey, of Piercey & Associates, Ltd., 1000 Hart Rd. Fl. 300, Barrington, IL 60010. Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Kathleen M. Keefe, Clerk of the Circuit Court.

ip 10206 Seaman Rd. CALL Clerk Patricia Elswick or Supervisor Steve Schaid at 815-648-2994. Sealed bids are due April 10, 2013 at 5:00pm. Bids opening will be April 10, 2013 at 6:00pm special meeting Patricia Elswick, Hebron Township Clerk (Published in the Northwest Herald March 27, 28, 29, 30, 2013 #A543)

DORR TOWNSHIP MONTHLY MEETINGS APRIL 2013 THROUGH MARCH 2014 PUBLIC NOTICE ALL MEETINGS HELD AT 7:00 P.M. 1039 LAKE AVE, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Thursday, November 14, 2013 Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

Dated March 21, 2013 (Published in the Northwest Herald March 28, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE McHenry County College will be accepting bids from contractors to provide Copy Paper for the College. Bids will be accepted at the Office of Business Services, Building A, Room 246 until April 11, 2013 at 10:00A.M. To receive a copy of the bid or bid results, visit our website at www.mchenry.edu/bid. (Published in the Northwest Herald March 28, 2013. #A549)

PUBLIC NOTICE Hebron Township 10206 Seaman Rd Hebron, Illinois60034 PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Hebron Township will be accepting bids for the grounds maintenance for Linn-Hebron Cemetery for the 2013 season May 1, 2013 thru October 15, 2013. Bid specifications will be available at the Hebron Township Offices,

(Published in the Northwest Herald March 28, 2013. #A550)

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1. Call to Order 2. Depository Designation 3. Use of General Assistance Handbook 4. Accounting and Legal 5. Citizens Opt to Give Board Power to Represent Their Interests in Upcoming Decisions 6. Next Annual Meeting 7. Adjournment

McHenry County College will be accepting bids from contractors to provide Waste Removal and Recycling Services for the College. Bids will be accepted at the Office of Business Services, Building A, Room 246 until April 17, 2013 at 10:00A.M. To receive a copy of the bid or bid results, visit our website at www.mchenry.edu/bid.

PUBLIC NOTICE

(Published in the Northwest Herald March 14, 21 & 28, 2013.)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN To the legal voters, residents of the Township of Burton in the County of McHenry and State of Illinois, that the Annual Town Meeting of said Township will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 being the third Tuesday of said month at the hour of 7:00 o'clock PM at Burton Township Hall, 1917 Main Street, Spring Grove, Illinois for the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the said township; and after a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers, and decide on such measures an may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting; and especially to consider and decide the following:

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

800/935-5909 www.motorwerks.com

Dated March 12, 2013

ANDERSON BMW

AVENUE CHEVROLET

360 N. Rte. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

888/682-4485

1998 W. McKee at Randall Road Batavia, IL

www.andersoncars.com

866/233-4837

KNAUZ BMW

Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

409 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

13900 Auto Mall Dr. • Huntley, IL

105 Rt. 173• Antioch, IL

847/669-6060

800/628-6087

www.TomPeckFord.com

www.antiochfivestar.com

866/561-8676

ZIMMERMAN FORD

www.raychevrolet.com

2525 E. Main Street • St. Charles, IL

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE

630/584-1800

847/234-1700 www.Knauzcontinentalauto.com

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

888/800-6100

www.zimmermanford.com

847/395-3600

MOTOR WERKS CERTIFIED OUTLET Late Model Luxury PreOwned Vehicles

REICHERT CHEVROLET

800/407-0223 www.bullvalleyford.com

www.raymondchevrolet.com

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG GMC

2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

815/338-2780

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

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

www.reichertautos.com

800/935-5909

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG BUICK 888/794-5502

REICHERT BUICK

888/794-5502 www.garylangauto.com

866/480-9527

MOTOR WERKS HONDA

www.antiochfivestar.com

Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

O’HARE HONDA

www.clcjd.com

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

815/338-2780

847/604-5050 www.Knauz-mini.com

BILL JACOBS LAND ROVER HINSDALE

AUTO GROUP GARY LANG MITSUBISHI

300 East Ogden Ave. • Hinsdale, IL

www.billjacobs.com

815/385-7220

847/888-8222

888/794-5502

www.sunnysidecompany.com

www.elginhyundai.com

LAND ROVER LAKE BLUFF 847/604-8100 www.knauzlandrover.com

LAND ROVER HOFFMAN ESTATES

www.knauzhyundai.com

1051 W. Higgins • Hoffman Estates, IL

www.libertyvillemitsubishi.com

ROSEN HYUNDAI

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY

800/935-5913

771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

866/469-0114

815/385-2000

www.sunnysidecompany.com

www.andersoncars.com

BILL JACOBS VOLKSWAGEN

847/426-2000

888/682-4485

Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

www.andersoncars.com

www.motorwerks.com

PRE-OWNED

800/935-5913

BIGGERS MAZDA

www.motorwerks.com

1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

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

800/407-0223

847/628-6000

www.bullvalleyford.com

847/381-9400

800/935-5909

360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

MOTOR WERKS INFINITI

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

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

ANDERSON MAZDA

770 Dundee Ave. (Rt. 25) • Dundee, IL

(Published in the Northwest Herald March 28, 2013 #A548)

888/682-4485

BARRINGTON VOLVO

www.motorwerks.com

MOTOR WERKS CERTIFIED OUTLET Late Model Luxury Pre-Owned Vehicles

815/385-7220

BULL VALLEY FORD/ MERCURY

www.paulytoyota.com

www.billjacobs.com

www.rosenrosenrosen.com

www.piemontegroup.com

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

AL PIEMONTE CHEVROLET

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

MOTOR WERKS PORCHE

CALL FOR THE LOWEST PRICES IN CHICAGOLAND

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE

1200 E. Chicago St. Elgin, IL

800/720-7036

www.billjacobs.com

www.oharehyundai.com

www.clcjd.com

ELGIN TOYOTA

2211 Aurora Avenue • Naperville, IL

800/731-5760

888/553-9036

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

www.raysuzuki.com

360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

847/816-6660

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

888/800-6100

888/446-8743 847/587-3300

ANDERSON VOLKSWAGEN

1119 S. Milwaukee Ave.• Libertyville, IL

847/234-2800

O’HARE HYUNDAI

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE

www.garylangauto.com

www.garylangauto.com

LIBERTYVILLE MITSUBISHI

375 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

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

www.antiochfivestar.com

888/794-5502

www.elgintoyota.com

888/204-0042

800/628-6087

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

847/741-2100

www.raymondkia.com

881 E. Chicago St. • Elgin, IL

105 Rt. 173 Antioch, IL

www.garylangauto.com

409A Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

ELGIN HYUNDAI

ANTIOCH CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

888/794-5502

KNAUZ MINI

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

200 N. Cook St. • Barrington, IL

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

www.billjacobs.com

847/202-3900

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

MOTOR WERKS CADILLAC

AUTO GROUP GARY LANG SUBARU

PAULY TOYOTA

KNAUZ HYUNDAI

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG CHEVROLET

1400 E. Dundee Rd., Palatine, IL

1564 W. Ogden Ave. • Naperville, IL

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE

888/794-5502

www.motorwerks.com

800/295-0166

www.oharehonda.com

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

800/935-5923

ARLINGTON KIA IN PALATINE

888/538-4492

847/683-2424

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG CADILLAC

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake

BILL JACOBS MINI

224/603-8611

206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL

www.reichertautos.com

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

RAY SUZUKI

119 Route 173 • Antioch, IL

888/800-6100

200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

www.motorwerks.com

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

RAYMOND KIA

www.motorwerks.com

MOTOR WERKS SAAB 800/935-5393

815/385-2000

www.arlingtonkia.com

800/935-5913

FENZEL MOTOR SALES

2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

AUTO GROUP GARY LANG KIA 1107 S Rt. 31 between Crystal Lake and McHenry

800/628-6087

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

www.garylangauto.com

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY

www.garylangauto.com

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

BULL VALLEY FORD/ MERCURY 1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

www.clcjd.com

118 Route 173 • Antioch, IL

www.garylangauto.com

The awarding authority reserves the right to waive technicalities and to reject any or all proposals as provided in article 102.08 of the "Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction," prepared by the Department of Transportation. By Order of Gerald Rudd Warren Township Highway Commissioner

KNAUZ CONTINENTAL AUTOS

www.martin-chevy.com

www.motorwerks.com

Letting of Tuesday April 9, 2013 Warren Township.

The Township in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that the contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder without discrimination on the grounds of Race, color, or national origin.

www.st-charles.mercedesdealer.com

ANTIOCH CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

105 Rt. 173 • Antioch, IL

Further information regarding the letting may be obtained by contacting the Highway Commissioner at (847) 244-1101, ext. 301.

888/280-6844

877/226-5099

TOM PECK FORD

ANTIOCH CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

Proposals shall be made on forms furnished by the Township Highway Commissioner, and shall be addressed in a sealed envelope to Warren Township Highway Department , C/O George Iler, Town Clerk and shall be marked "EQUIPMENT PROPOSAL."

225 N. Randall Road • St. Charles, IL

815/459-4000

www.motorwerks.com

One (1) 2013 Case SR250 Skid Steer Loader Tier 4 Emission Compliant

1075 W. Golf Rd. Hoffman Estates, IL

www.infinitihoffman.com

www.springhillford.com

RAYMOND CHEVROLET

800/935-5913

MERCEDES-BENZ OF ST. CHARLES

888/600-8053

39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL

MOTOR WERKS BMW

INFINITI OF HOFFMAN ESTATES

800 Dundee Ave. • East Dundee, IL

RAY CHEVROLET

www.KnauzBMW.com

Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the office of Town Clerk at 17801 West Washington Street, Gurnee, Illinois 60031 until 10:00 o'clock A.M., Tuesday April 9, 2013 for furnishing the following equipment:

SPRING HILL FORD

407 Skokie Valley Hwy. • Lake Bluff, IL

847/604-5000

WARREN TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

www.bussford.com

5220 W. Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL

www.billjacobs.com

PUBLIC NOTICE

815/385-2000

MARTIN CHEVROLET

1564 W. Ogden Ave. • Naperville, IL

800/731-5824

(Published in the Northwest Herald March 28, 2013 #A544)

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

www.avenuechevrolet.com

BILL JACOBS BMW

QUINN T. KEEFE, Town Clerk

BUSS FORD

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

847/235-8300 www.knauznorth.com

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In “Peanuts,” Peppermint Patty struggled greatly at school. In one cartoon, she cries, “I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind!” There is a pause as the reader moves to the next panel. “The answer is 12? I think I’m in the wrong building.” If you go down in a contract, especially one for 12 tricks that you should have made, you will probably wish you had chosen to visit a different building. Let’s see if you made a good choice to come to this bridge game when you reach six spades in this deal. After West leads the diamond king, what should you do? North’s bidding was optimistic, despite the known nine-card-or-better spade it. You have at least one spade loser and a potential loser in hearts. You must get lucky in spades, and it looks as though you also need the heart inesse to win. However, a quick peek at the diagram shows that it

is losing. There is a solution, which is hard to spot if you have not seen the theme before. The best play is to ruff a diamond in your hand at trick two. Then cash the spade ace, play a club to the queen, ruff another diamond, return to dummy with a club, trump the last diamond, and cash the club ace. With the minors eliminated, exit with a trump. Here, East wins and must play a heart away from the queen. But if East had the last club, you would ruff and still have the heart inesse available.

Contact Phillip Alder at pdabridge@prodigy.net.


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TODAY - The year ahead could have some wonderful, pleasant surprises in store. Your present routines could be substantially changed for the better, pleasantly affecting much in your life. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It isn’t likely that you’ll be deprived of rightful rewards or acknowledgement. You probably won’t have to wait until the end of the day to receive them, either. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Simply by adding a new twist to an old routine, you can make things fresh. Don’t hesitate to use your imagination to brighten your world. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Be alert for a rewarding opportunity to develop in a commercial involvement. It’s likely to be fleeting, so be ready to jump on anything that’s different. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- As long as there is parity between you and the other party, a friendly agreement will have excellent chances for success. Fairness evokes fairness. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Being extremely inventive and resourceful, you could come up with a much better method for doing a repetitive task. Don’t hesitate to innovate. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A well-calculated risk is likely to work out just as you envision it. However, be careful not to press your luck, or the link between you and Lady Luck could snap. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- An unusual day is in the making for you. It might involve something from the past reaching a successful conclusion at last. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- If a presentation is required in a group endeavor, you’re the person to do it. You’ll excel at making everyone’s case. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Conditions in general are extremely encouraging where your material interests are concerned. Gains can be generated from several unexpected sources. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Advancement of your personal interests is a strong possibility. Even if your tactics mystify others, the results will be gratifying. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Usually, it isn’t wise to be impulsive, but today your inspirational flashes are likely to be quite good. Don’t hesitate to think and act on the fly. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- An interesting new acquaintance could enter your life. This new friend is likely to be introduced to you by an old pal.

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2011 Chevy Silverado 4x4 Ext Cab Z71 LT2

Cannondale R300 bike, new wheels/tires. $300 OBO Crystal Lake 815-219-6128

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WOODSTOCK SUNDAY, APRIL 14 8AM - 3PM McHenry County Fairgrounds $7 Admission & $40 Booth

630-985-2097

www.ladiesauxvfw.org

Desk: medium oak, large desk, FREE 815-703-9650

Fitted, hooded, waist length. Marino, medium, $15.00. 630-346-2476

WAHL APPLIANCE Reconditioned Appliances Lakemoor 815-385-1872

Polaris, 600 XLT, almost new track, new rebuilt motor, $400 847-845-9063

Vacuum Cleaner. Kirby G6. All attachments, shampooer. $375. 847-804-2999

Baseball Cards. Topps 1993 set. 94, '08, '12. 3000+ cards. Worth $300+ Asking $140. 815-338-4829 Basketball Wild Card Brand. 1991-92. 4800+ cards. Worth $500+ Incl Pippin. Asking $125. 815-338-4829

Doll - Porcelain Doll World

Galleries Collectibles. Pictures avail upon req. $10. 815-404-9765

DOLL ~ PORCELAIN BABY

* 815-575-5153 * Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to:

Football Wild Card Brand. 1991-92. 8600+ Worth $800+ Incl Favre RK. Asking $250. 815-338-4829

At Your Service Directory in the back of Classified and on PlanitNorthwest.com/business for a list of Local Professionals.

PUBLIC AUCTION SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH, 20 3 RUNNING TWO RINGS-BOTH STARTING AT 9:00 ONE WITH COINS Lunch by: Relish the Dog

Comfort Station Available

LOCATION: BOONE CO. FAIRGROUNDS, 879 RT. 76, MI. NORTH OF BELVIDERE. LOCATED IN THE GOAT BARN NEAR SOUTH END. PLENTY OF PARKING. DRESS ACCORDINGLY!

COINS- 9:00, VEHICLES 11:OO, GUNS TO FOLLOW VEHICLES, ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, HOUSEHOLD, YARD, TOOL & MISC.

Hand Mirrors

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

Irish Linen Eyelet Tablecloth

and 10 Napkins, white, 110Lx80W, $80. 815-459-3822 MINIATURE BASEBALL BATS 16 bats - $50 for all. 847-515-8012 Huntley area Poloroid Land Camera. Swinger Model 20. Mint w/case & papers. $35. 815-459-7485

Sugar & Creamer Pickard Salt & Pepper, gold floral, $135. 815-459-3822 SUPER BOWL SHUFFLE Album in sleeve. Great condition. $25 each. 2 available. 847-515-8012 Huntley area

Tablecloth ~ Irish Linen Eyelet

and 10 Napkins, white, 110Lx80W, $80. 815-459-3822 Wood Slatted Folding Chairs (4). Pre-1950's. Used at social events. Asking $99. 815-338-4829

See website for complete listing!! OWNERS: N. SWEETMAN TRUST, C. WILKINSON, G. GARMAN, S. PETROS, F. BABASHKA, S. PATRICK ESTATE, B. PETERS, M. DITTO, H. BELL, L. PICCHI TRUST, A. NAKAI, R. POWERS, A. DUVALL & R. CASE Terms: Cash or checks w/proper I.D. Visa & Mastercard accepted. 9% Buyers Premium w/ 4% discount for cash or check. No property to be removed until settled for. All items sold “AS IS”. Number system will be used. Must have driver’s license for registration. Not responsible for accidents or items after purchase. Announcements day of sale prevail over written material.

Belvidere, IL 6 008 8 5 544-48 or 8 5-988-0249 cell AUCTIONEER: LYLE LEE State License #040.000200 & Roger Mackeben # 44 .000 360 CLERKS & CASHIERS: LEE AUCTION SERVICE Visit our web site at www.leeauctionservice.com

COMPUTER

Android 2.2 Notebook, WiFi, brand new! $75. 847-658-4757

COMPUTER DESK

ALPHABET BOX - Premium quality, Toy Workshop chunky upper case wooden letters, brightly colored, engaging and extremely durable in a wooden box that serves as a play tray! A great portable for the car, beach and travel. New. $15. 815-477-9023 DIAPERS ~ 100% COTTON New in package, flat 27”x27”. $8/dozen, pre-fold, 14”x20”. $9/dozen. 630-721-0068 Graco Sweetpeace infant soothing swing. Vibrations, 15 song and sounds to soothe baby including womb. Plug in for MP3 player. Plugs in to the wall or battery option. 3 reclines & 4 seat positions with removable seat. Very clean, like new. Asking $125 obo. You pickup. 224-558-7518 Find !t here! PlanitNorthwest.com

Kitchen Table

Oak & chrome incl 4 chairs on wheels with leaf, $100.00. 815-322-3402 Kitchen Table. Butcher Block Maple finish. 4 Bow Back Chairs. $75. 847-804-2999 OTTOMAN - 2 brown faux leather ottomans with storage 17 x 17 x 17 1/2 High Excellent Condition $40/obo. 815-459-5204

RECLINER ~ LA-Z-BOY

Blue, good condition! $45.00. 847-476-6771 SOFA - Blue Lazy Boy sofa with 2 built in recliners and fold down table. Free. You haul. Located in McHenry. 815-363-7285 TEAK DINING TABLE: solid teak top, not veneer. 34 by 62 as extended with 2 built in sliding leaves. Very solid with beautiful oiled finish. 4 teak chairs with faux leather seats, no arms. Please respond by phone only. $325. 815-678-9991.

TV Stand for Flat Screen

Oak, 58” longx33”high, $60. 815-823-2929 VINTAGE BAR STOOLS, Set of 3 durable hardwood 2 bar height stools, plus 1 counter height stool, classic style, larger seating area. Excellent $95. 815-477-9023 WATERBED FRAME - Supersingle with BOOKCASE HEADBOARD & 6 UNDERBED STORAGE DRAWERS. Ideal for small rooms/children. Includes waterbed heater. Great condition. $40. 815-344-6927

Stereo - Technic

All Purpose Saddle

SURROUND SOUND RECEIVER

Wintec Wide, black, 16.5” seat with Cair panels. Adj gullet. Like new! $350. 815-693-0542

TV - Panasonic 27”, $25

Kieffer Munchen, med tree. Brown, 16” seat, $200. 815-693-0542

Sony, model STR-D911 with remoted, $75. 815-578-0212

Jumping Saddle

Wii With 8 Games

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

Leather Coat ~ Ladies

Full length, black, size 2X. Worn only 3 times. $40/obo. 815-385-7440 PROM DRESS, Size 7/8. with sequence in front. Light green. Used only 1 time. Paid $250 asking $40. 815-385-3269

Microwave: GE, like new, cavity size 13”W, 13” 8.5”H, over all size 20”W, 14”D, 11”H $40 847-639-5742

Check out the

LASER ETCHED IMAGE - 12"x12" granite image of Blessed Virgin Mary holding her beloved son, Jesus Christ. Unique gift, perfect for Easter, brings comfort and inspires reverence. High quality, new. $60. 815-477-9023 RECORDS – Box of 44 country LPs, mostly 50s / 60s. Good cond. $15. Mike 847-695-9561

847-658-3269

LEATHER COAT

2001 Snowmobile Ski Doo MXZ 600 Yellow. With 1 place trailer. 3600 miles. $1,600. Call 847-875-6739

Need Help Rebuilding, Repairing or Replanting?

R11 3.5”x23”x70'. Kraft faced. $20 815-568-6285

350 Watt Amplifier & Yamaha Digital Tuner. $80/both. 224-523-1569

Musical, matching long dress and hat, $10. 815-363-0124

Email: classified@ shawsuburban.com Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at: www.nwherald.com

Roll of John Manville Insulation

CHRISTMAS TREE 6-8 ft pre-lit. To be given away. not all lights work but easy to put on another set. If interested call 815-546-1085

El Tigre EXT, $290.00. 815-529-4105

EXCELLENT COND! Travel trailer Sleeps 10, hardly used! full kitchen and bathroom! $7000/obo. Call Mike 224-456-3549

Mattress (Serta)

full Size, Boxspring & frame, good condition! $30. 815-575-4858

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

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528

2007 STARCRAFT ANTIGUA RV

Insulating Blankets

Many, for covering concrete, 6'x25' $20/ea. 847-514-4989

Basketball backboard: 48” acrylic adjustable w/hoop, 13 ft 4x4 post full of concrete, you pick up & haul FREE 815-455-4821 after 5pm

DRYER - Gas dryer. White, 5 yrs old, $125. 815-477-0655

1990 Artic Cat EXT 530

Forced Air Heater. 80K BTU. Free Standing Rudd, natural gas. Great for home, garage or shop. Works great! $325 847-902-5945

HEADBOARD - QUEEN SIZE Solid oak. Has built in mirror, two cabinets and four drawers. Buy today and you can have the mattress and bed frame free. Excellent condition! $300 for the set. 847-401-1977

HOME GYM - Gold's Gym Power Flex - with 65 muscle-sculpting exercises in a single machine. Like new. $75. 815-477-1302

Electric Chicken Plucker & Electric Thermostatic Dip Tank, & 2 incubators all working, $75/all 815-568-7505 anytime Manure spreader: Large John Deere model N. needs work, all parts incl. $300 815-568-7505 anytime

ARMOIRE ~ PINE

29x69, 3 drawers, 2 shelves. Great for baby room, $95. 847-639-9176 BED FRAME - IKEA twin loft bed frame with ladder, desk top and swivel chair. LIKE NEW! $175. 815-477-1302 BREAKFAST TABLES - $50 each and chairs to match are $20 each. Email katy@prodigeprocessing.com and I can send you a link to our photos. Text/call Katy at 815-4099261 for more information CHAIR - Plush, Cozy Sitting Chair with Ottoman in Salmon color. $50 for the set. Great, Used Condition. Text or call Katy with questions: 815-409-9261 Cocktail table w/ 2 matching end tables, all solid oak w/bottom drawers, perfect condition $390 815-568-7076 COTTAGE HUTCH - Charming vintage 2 piece, perfect for collectibles, three display shelves, drawer and cabinet at base for additional storage. $295. 815-477-9023 COTTAGE TABLE & CHAIRS Charming whimsical set of 3 colorful chairs with round table, very cute. Excellent condition. $195. 815-477-9023

Couch/Hide a Bed: If you are tall, you will love this to stretch out on for relaxing, extra clean in perfect condition, $55 847-639-5742

Desk Set - 2 Piece

Wood, 20x66x29H, 36x72x29H. $80. 815-943-4277 Desk. U-shaped. 100X95x70” Room for 2 ppl to work. $225. 847-458-7893 Dinette set $285, Glass top table w/4 cushioned wrought iron chairs on wheels. drop in black sink $100, tea cart-wrought iron $45. 847-564-4064

Dining Room Set Capaccio Brothers, 48” round pedestal, incl 2 leaves, med oak, 6 chairs, $400. 815-759-5952

Dining Room Table

5' L x 3' W Metal & Glass with 4 Chairs (+ cushions) All From Pier 1, seats Up To 8, $350. 815-370-4165

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Oak with 27 TV. Great for family or kids room, $250. 815-356-0883

Entertainment Center

Solid oak, 56”Wx54”Hx20”D. Stereo/utility area with beveled glass, $275. 815-354-2462

FOUR POSTER BED

Queen size, solid wood, $300. Includes mattress. 847-890-1381 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

HEADBOARD - OAK

With mirror, light, 2 cabinets with 4 drawers, exc cond! Bought at Capaccio Brothers, $300. PRICED TO SELL! 847-516-3668

ICE CRUSHER Portable Electric Use on counter for drinks or fancy food. Works good, $20. 815-455-3555

SHADES

2 levolor pleated / cellular shades. 42-1/4Wx54-1/2L. Color, Daylight. Brand new, never used. $40/obo. 847-516-2003 VINTAGE PILLIVUYT FRANCE EGG CUP - One of Frances most prestigious brands of French porcelain. Set of 2 white porcelain, hen shaped egg cups, wonderful addition to your collection, beautiful presentation. New. $25. 815-477-9023

CERAMIC TILE FRUIT SIDE TABLE Makes an artistic statement with vibrant, detailed hand painted tile to bring that splash of color to your backyard or sunroom. Measures 13.5 square by 18 inches high. Attractive Verdi green patina finish. Excellent strong original condition. $45. 815-477-9023 SNOW BLOWER 24" Yard Machines Snow Blower. Two stage, 5.5 HP, electric start. Excellent condition. Pictures available. $395. 815-345-2005 WICKER CHAIRS - Vintage garden appeal, hand painted lime green, sturdy construction, durable, classic, very cute cottage chic! $195. 815-477-9023

4 Piece Tool Shop

18 volt, $60. 224-523-1569 4 Toolmaker, angle plates w/14” tall squareness checker & .0001” dial indicator, $400 847-658-3269

Chain Saw ~ Electric

Wards, 14”, work good, $25. 815-459-7485 COMPOUND MITER SAW Craftsman 10 inch sliding compound miter saw with laser light new 10 inch Dewalt Blade asking $125/obo. Call 815-321-3963 Ridgid Model 460 TriStand Portable Pipe Vise, $265. 1/8 - 6" Pipe Capacity, Very Good condition, Pictures available, Call 815-345-2005 SHOP CRANE - 2 Ton Foldable Shop Crane $160. Excellent Condition. Pictures avail. 815-345-2005

PORT HOLE MIRROR Opens. Attaches to wall with 3 screws. $20. Call 815-814-8138 Poster: Dashboard Radio/Clock, rare, framed dashboard fm/am radio & lights work, clock & odometer light up, great gift! $275 847-293-5937 PROPANE TANK, exc cond. 20#, $15. 815-477-0655

SALT LAMPS

1 pyramid, $60, 2 Globes $55/ea., NEW, lightbulb replacement FREE! 815-370-4165 Small Weber Grill: $40 Floor Freezer: $25 Numerous Beanie Babies: $1/piece 815-756-3492 SPOTLIGHT - Wireless Outdoor SpotLight, New in Box $10. 847-669-2921 Huntley

Steel Cabinet

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

Walker Rollator. Like new. $60. With brakes and basket. 815-653-4612

CERAMIC TILE Cobalt blue and hunter green. $15/box, 20 boxes total. 815-653-4612

Drake Wood Duck

Mounted on driftwood, beautiful colors, great for man cave or den. $160. 847-639-9176 Eye Wash Station: Commercial, hangs on wall or post $275 eye safety OHSA approved $275 815-569-2277

GLOVES ~ LATEX

Antique and Modern Guns Old Lever Actions, Winchesters, Marlins, Savages, etc. Old Pistols and Revolvers. Cash for Collection. FFL License 815-338-4731

Lionel & American Flyer Trains 815-353-7668

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

LAKEWOOD

9921 Scots Circle

Friday 8a-4:30p, Saturday 8a-1p Patio Table & Chairs, Little Tikes Picnic Table, Toro Zero Turn 50" deck lawnmower, LG TROMM 7.3 CU ft Front Load Gas Dryer, Refrigerator, Housewares, kids toys, books, games, booster car seats, sporting goods, FREE sofa & chair.

MCHENRY

Saturday Only

March 30, 8-3 4426 Hi-Point Rd.

1/2 block S. of Hampton Inn

Desks, Clothes, Tools, Gardening Supplies, Books & Much More!

STEREO SPEAKERS

CASH ONLY-RAIN OR SHINE

TRUNK

MCHENRY

Pioneer, 37”Tx9”W, $20.00. 847-658-3269 Older, 12”Hx24”Wx40”L, $20. 847-658-3269

Typewriter - Portable

Smith Corona SL460, works great. $50. 815-678-4353

Water Cooler

Hot & Cool, $15. 815-404-9765 Wine Rack: wood wine rack, 12 slots, walnut stained pine, 11”x17” x9” mint condition, like new, $30 815-728-0155

Ibanez Guitar and Amplifier with cords in good condition but needs to be restrung. $100/obo. 847-669-2921 Huntley Powered Mixer: Older Yamaha 6 channel 150 watt powered mixer, w/EQ and reverb, 5 channels work, for parts or use $20 847-658-3269

MCHENRY CUTE LITTLE ESTATE SALE Friday March 29th, 9-7 (#s 8 am) Saturday, March 30, 9-4

907 Hampton Court

Whispering Oaks. Mom's well-loved vintage, shabby chic, primitives- irons, brass knockers,crank Victrola, teapots, vintage linens, pottery, china, chamber pots, spittoon, quilt rack, Bing Grondahl, hutches, accent furniture, sewing machines, Chicago schoolhouse brass lamp, jewelry, tools, home & garden decor, ladies' quality fashions. Unique "finds" you'll love.

ECKEL'S MCHENRY FLEA MARKET

Adorable home-raised AKC Cavalier Ruby pups born 12/10/12. Shots, health guar. 2 females, 1 male $1200-1500. 815-207-0298

CATS (2)

Female, fixed and declawed, good with kids - to loving home only. 244-733-8201~224-622-8517 CATS (2) Male, 2 years old, very friendly, good with kids. Free to good home. 847-594-2373

Complete Starter Fish Tank

3705 W. ELM Starting Mar 28 NEW HOURS THURS & FRI 11-5 SAT & SUN 8-5 815-363-3532

Crystal Lake Garage Sale Willows Edge Sub 1188 & 1195 Fieldstone Dr Off Golf Course or Ackman

Fri 3/29, 8am-3pm Sat 3/30, 8am-1pm

FREE – About 30 mixed sized GOLDFISH IN POND. Bring Container. You catch, You transport. Ready when warmer weather. Call for appt. 847-639-2853

Furniture, clothes, books, household, much misc.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES – AKC, 8 wks, all health checks and guarantee, $800. 847-683-7102

MILLWORK SHOP LIQUIDATING

Sharpei Mix Puppies. All female. Pictures available. Born February 6th . Marengo: 773-642-9043 Shih-Tzu Female: white, 5 years old, needs training, pure bred, $200/OBO 847-323-1685

Handcrafted Egg Basket Centerpiece. Real egg shells, natural dyes. GREAT GIFT for Easter, Mother's Day, $25. 815-455-3255 Organic Growers Greenhouse Brand new in box. 5'x6'x6.5'. 4-way airflow system. High density fabric No tools required for assembly. $100 or best offer. 815-568-0671

WINDMILL

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

Snowblower- MTD 4 cycle, 21 inch, 123cc. Used 6 hours. $200, or best offer, 815-356-5913

Bat: Fastpitch Softball Bat: 2012 Composite Baden Axe Bat 33” 23oz. (drop 10), nearly new, purchased wrong size, complies with new regulations $100/obo 708-204-6025

CRYSTAL LAKE 5002 Rickert Road behind Heartland Cabinets Friday, Saturday 9-3. Lots of hand tools-routers, router bits, circular saws, jig saws, scroll saws,clamps, sanders, planers, specialties tools, large delta dust collector, storage bins, office equipment. Business sold, everything must go.

Louisville leg pads, 34”, like new. Brian's blocker & catch glove (med), Itech goalie helmet with case, goalie stick,all for $400. 847-277-0656 Pool table: 8ft Gandy red slate, good condition, includes sticks, balls & rack $400 or best offer 815-385-6598

Disney Princess Table

With Aloe Organic, case of 1000. $55 815-578-0212

New in box, with 2 chairs, $25 815-356-0883

GREETING CARDS

DOLL HOUSE

Newly built wrap around porch, 6 rooms, $100. 847-854-7980

Box of 200, $50. 815-477-2772 Grill: 23” Weber Charcoal Grill, charcoal racks, hamburger, sausage holder, bag of charcoal included $96 815-568-7076

FIGURES - There is Future Spawn and Action Spawn. Both new in the box, boxes show some shelf wear. $15. 815-690-1073

HEART GRAPEVINE WREATH Simplistic & lovely. $15. 815-477-9023 Luggage Set Top Brand and cond. American Tourister. Not canvas sides, 2 pieces 7x24”, 7x20”, $40. 815-455-3555

PIRATE CAPTAIN DRESS UP - Your little pirate will love this super cool costume to navigate the high seas. Size 3-4T, wonderfully crafted costume. Lots of cute details, includes all the gear. New with tags, never worn. $35. 815-477-9023

Household items, furniture, clothing - adult to 4X, kids 8-14, Chicago Bears leather coat, girls UGG boots, antiques, vintage vinyl 45 records, oak church pew, Bertini Bidwell stroller, oak changing table, Little Tykes Playhouse, Step 2 Swing Set, play table & matts, girls 16” Schwinn bike

& MUCH, MUCH MORE! NEW ITEMS DAILY!

TOO MUCH TO DISPLAY!

“ FINAL ” FRI & SAT MARCH 29 & 30 9AM - 1PM 7200 VISCAYA DR. Corner of Grass Lake & Viscaya or 1 mile E of State Park Rd. Black & white laquer custom king BR set, sofa, leather couches & chairs, oak end table, glass coffee table, glass Panther coffee table, round glass DR table with 4 chairs, high-top dining table with 6 leather chairs, 8x11 wool area rug, lots of odds & ends,misc tools, garden tools, wheelbarrow, snowplow for ATV, ETC!!

INDOOR GARAGE SALE

FOOD PANTRY FUND RAISER

THURS, MAR 28 8AM - 3PM

SAT, MARCH 30 8AM - 2PM

PARK PLACE

WOODSTOCK MOOSE LODGE

406 WEST WOODSTOCK ST. 815-459-0680 Ext 219

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SKIS ~ (2) SETS

Wrestling Shoes- Like New Aasics Matflex brand boy's size 7.5. $10. 847-669-2921 Huntley

1600 N. RAMBLE RD

WOODSTOCK

Punching Bag - 100lbs. $30/obo. 847-669-2921 Huntley With bag, 1pair of poles & boats. $40. 224-523-1569

Lakeland Park Sub.

CRYSTAL LAKE PARK DISTRICT

GOLF BAG

Hockey Goalie Equipment

THURS, FRI, SAT 8:30AM - 5PM

SPRING GROVE

all accessories included $25A 815-404-9765

TaylorMade stand golf bag. Black/silver trim. Multiple pockets. Great shape, $40 815-459-1099 Scooter Outdoor ~ Rascal Works great, $400 firm. 815-653-4612

RC CARS Trxis T Max, S T Raven, Traxis Slash, 3 Minis & a whole tool box of parts. If you like RC cars this is the deal for you. All need a little work but have been good runners. Total pkg $350. 815-546-1085

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MAKE IT POP REVIEWS NEW MUSIC FROM THE STROKES, LIL WAYNE & OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

Georgia

NEW FEATURE

5 FAVES 5 THINGS WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS WEEK

ON THEIR MINDS Georgia Rae Family Band keeps its foot-stompin’ music all in the family

H1/2 ‘G.I. JOE: RETALIATION’


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FEATURES

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5 FAVES

In our new feature, the Planit Pl@y staff picks 5 things that excite them this week.

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ON THE COVER

The Georgia Rae Family Band is a foot-stompin’ family affair.

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MOVIES

Jeffrey Westhoff reviews the new movie, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”

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UP CLOSE

Downers Grove harp guitarist Muriel Anderson will perform this weekend in Woodstock.

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SOUNDS

“Idol” winner Scott McCreery ready to debut new tunes during show at Paramount Theatre.

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MAKE IT POP

Rob Carroll reviews new music from The Strokes, Lil Wayne & Off With Their Heads.

DEPARTMENTS 5 Faves..............................................................5 Concert guide................................................21 Gaming...........................................................24 Go Guide...........................................................8 Make It POP...................................................22 Movies............................................................15 On the Cover..................................................12 Planit 10...........................................................6 Up Close..........................................................18 Sounds............................................................20

ON THE COVER Members of the Georgia Rae Family Band include (from left) Quintessa, Kelly Jo and Georgia Rae Mussared. Photo provided

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FAVES Five things the Planit Pl@y staff is excited about this week More at PlanitNorthwest.com

“BATES MOTEL”

Even without knowing anything about the “Psycho” book or movie, you can still get into “Bates Motel.” Two episodes into the show’s first season, it is proving to be more “Lost” than Hitchcock. Part of that is due to Emmy award-winning “Lost” executive producer Carton Cuse getting the nod for the same position on this series. And while it may not have time travel or a loveable Hurley character, “Bates Motel” has a similar pacing with its story. Nestor Carbonell, who played cult-favorite Richard Alpert on “Lost,” also shows up as the town’s sheriff. “Lost” parallels aside, at least watch this to see Vera Farmiga (“The Departed,” “Up In The Air”) play one heck of a creepy mom. (Airs 9 p.m. Mondays on A&E.) – Rob Carroll

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“Doctor Who”

Hello, Sweetie. The Doctor is back Saturday, kicking off 50 years since the series first debuted in BBC in 1963. And for those who are new to Who, it’s a great time to jump in. After the departure of the Doctor’s faithful companions Amy and Rory, he has a new companion with a mystery all her own to solve, and all of time and space to solve it. Show runner Stephen Moffat says fan-favorite villains the Cybermen are set to return this season, and possibly the Daleks, as our favorite Time Lord continues to use his wits to battle foes and save the world(s). Bonus: Moffat promises to roll out a host of events to celebrate the show’s anniversary, including a 60-minute, 3D-filmed anniversary special to air this fall. (Series 7 returns 7 p.m. Saturday on BBC America.) – Valerie Katzenstein

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‘The Walking Dead’

The tension between Rick’s group of survivors in the prison and the shady Governor’s town/military camp, Woodbury, has been building for the past several weeks in “The Walking Dead.” Finally, we get to see the two sides face off. We also get to see if Daryl Dixon can pull it together after the death of someone close to him last week. So, a huge battle and plenty of Daryl Dixon make this one to watch. Oh, yeah, they still have zombies ... I mean walkers ... to worry about, too. (Season finale airs 8 p.m. Sunday on AMC.) – Rob Carroll

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‘Safety Not Guaranteed’

Finding something good to stream on Netflix can be difficult because of the service’s vast collection of movie and TV titles. Instantwatcher.com helps pare down the choices by offering a variety of filters and posting a list of the 50 most popular titles in the last 24 hours. Using this tool, I recently found “Safety Not Guaranteed,” a 2012 film about a magazine writer and two interns who track down a man who posted a classified ad seeking a partner to travel back in time. The ad reads, in part, “Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed.” The story is quirky, funny, unexpected and engaging. I was cheering by the end. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the movie stars Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson. It’s available on Netflix streaming through Aug. 13, 2014, and had a rating of 3.9 stars (out of 5), according to Instantwatcher.com. – Brett Rowland

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GADGET

Spacebar by Quirky

The Space Bar by Quirky is a sleek, elegant desk accessory in brushed aluminum that minimizes clutter while providing additional USB ports for your computer. It features four USB ports in the front and two in the back for charging and syncing. The spacebar can stow a keyboard up to 18 inches long by 1.5 inches high and supports up to 30.5 pounds weight (the weight of a 27-inch Apple iMac). Slide your keyboard into the space below the shelf or store your office miscellany – keys, digital camera, etc. – up top. This is a perfect gadget for the modern home office creating more space with less clutter. (Available at Amazon.com.) – R. Scott Helmchen

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MURIEL ANDERSON

WHEN: 7 p.m. March 30 WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock COST & INFO: Performance by award-winning fingerstyle and harp guitarist. With special guest Howard Levy. Tickets: $25. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.

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WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. March 28 WHERE: Nicolino’s Sports Bar, 621 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry COST & INFO: Shop with more than 20 vendors together with a wine tasting, local business networking and prizes. Free admission. Information: 815-388-3444.

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GEORGIA RAE FAMILY Y BAND

WHEN: 7 p.m. March 29 WHERE: Stage Left Café, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock COST & INFO: The Borderline String Band will also perform. Presented by Off Square Music. Suggested donation: $10 to benefit Woodstock Farmers Market Link Plus program for food stamp recipients. Reservations and information: 815-338-5164 or offsquare@gmail.com.

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WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 28 WHERE: Prairie Lodge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley COST & INFO: Del Webb Sun City business expo will feature more than 130 exhibitors representing diverse businesses including home improvement, travel, health care, insurance, financial planning, automotive, physical therapy, handyman services, landscaping and more. Free admission. Information: 847-515-7241.

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MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE ART EXHIBIT

WHEN: through March 31 WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock COST & INFO: McHenry County College Continuing Education art instructor Diane T. Wlezien and her MCC adult students will be exhibiting their work in the Community Room featuring selected oils, watercolors and acrylics the artists created on the theme of Home Sweet Home. Viewing hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 847-516-8302 or DianeW@OpulentArt.com.


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SCOTTY McCREERY

WHEN: 8 p.m. March 28 WHERE: Paramount Theatre, Aurora COST & INFO: “American Idol’ winner brings his “Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013” to town. Tickets: $35$40. Tickets and information: 630-896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

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WHEN: through April 27 WHERE: Old Court House Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock COST & INFO: Featuring the 26th annual Women’s Works, celebrating women’s creativity with a national fine art exhibition. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry and multimedia by women artists from Northern Illinois and the area. Presented by the Northwest Area Arts Council. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 815-338-4525, www.oldcourthouseartscenter. com or www.naac4art.org.

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WHEN: 8 p.m. April 3 WHERE: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb COST & INFO: Diverse program featuring instrumental and vocal music. Free. Information: 815-753-1546 or www.niu.edu/

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PIANO DUET RECITAL

WHEN: 7 p.m. April 1 WHERE: Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall of the Thompson Center at Judson University, 1151 N. State St., Elgin COST & INFO: Judson music professor Dr. Sojung Lee Hong and student Guihua Cui will play a “Passion and Peace” piano duet recital. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 847-628-2500 or www.judsonu. edu.

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EASTER EGG HUNT

WHEN: noon to 6 p.m. March 29 WHERE: Elite Kids, 825 Munshaw Lane, Suite B, Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Easter egg hunt, crafts, games, cookie decorating and open gym. Schedule: noon to 1 p.m. preschool hunt for ages 6 and younger ($7 members, $8 nonmembers); 6 to 7 p.m. academy hunt for ages 6 and older and open gym 7 to 8 p.m. ($11 members, $13 nonmembers). Information: 815-4519600 or www.elitekidsusa. com.

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ONGOING McHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE ART EXHIBIT, through March 31, Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. McHenry County College Continuing Education art instructor Diane T. Wlezien and her MCC adult students will be exhibiting their work in the Community Room featuring selected oils, watercolors and acrylics the artists created on the theme of Home Sweet Home. Viewing hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 847-516-8302 or DianeW@ OpulentArt.com. SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES, McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Schedule: 3 p.m. April 14, Sessions Jazz Quartet; 7 p.m. April 24, MCC Jazz Concert; 3 p.m. April 28, MCC Concert Band and Chorus; 6 p.m. May 5, MCC Student Recital. Free. Information: 815-479-7814. WOMEN’S WORKS, through April 27, Old Court House Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock. Featuring the 26th annual Women’s Works, celebrating women’s creativity with a national ine art exhibition. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry and multimedia by women artists from Northern Illinois and the Chicago area. Presented by the Northwest Area Arts Council. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 815-338-4525, www.oldcourthouseartscenter.com or www.naac4art.org.

MARCH 28 2013 SPRING CONSUMER SHOWCASE, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 28, Prairie Lodge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. Del Webb Sun City business expo will feature more than 130 exhibitors representing diverse businesses including home improvement, travel, health care, insurance, inancial planning, automotive, physical therapy, handyman services, landscaping and more. Free admission. Information: 847-515-7241. SIP & SHOP, 6 to 9 p.m. March 28, Nicolino’s Sports Bar, 621 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Shop with more than 20 vendors together with a wine tasting, local business networking and prizes. Free admission. Information: 815-388-3444.

JAZZ ON THE SQUARE JAM WHEN: 7 to 11 p.m. April 5 WHERE: Stage Left Café, 125 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. COST & INFO: Hosted by Billy Denk (guitar) and John Nelson (trumpet). All levels of musicians and listeners are welcome. Cost: $5. Information: 847-340-8323 or www.jazzonthesquare.com.

MARCH 29 GEORGIA RAE FAMILY BAND, 7 p.m. March 29, Stage Left Café, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock. The Borderline String Band will also perform. Presented by Off Square Music. Suggested donation: $10 to beneit Woodstock Farmers Market Link Plus program for food stamp recipients. Reservations and information: 815338-5164 or offsquare@gmail.com.

MARCH 30 MURIEL ANDERSON, 7 p.m. March 30, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Awardwinning ingerstyle and harp guitarist. With special guest Howard Levy. Tickets: $25. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.

APRIL 1 SAMPLER SERIES PROGRAM, 3 p.m. April 1, McHenry County Historical Society Museum, 6422 Main St., Union. “Archeological How-tos” presented by Dr. Rochelle Lurie, owner and president of Midwest Archeological Research Services in Marengo, will explain how she and her team ind and decipher archeological sites. Suggested program donation: $10. Information: 815-923-2267 or www. mchsonline.org.

APRIL 5 BILLY JONAS & THE BILLY JONAS BAND, 6:30 p.m. April 5, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams

St., Crystal Lake. Featuring original voice- and percussion-based songs and interactive fun for all ages. Tickets: $17, $20, $25 adults; $6 students ages 18 and younger. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www. rauecenter.org. ELITE KIDS VARIETY SHOW, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 5, Elite Kids, 825 Munshaw Lane, Suite B, Crystal Lake. Elite Kids welcomes the School of Rock from Cary. Join them for a variety show performed by these up and coming musicians. Following the show will be a guest disc jockey. For ages 10 and older. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Information: 815-451-9600 or www. elitekidsusa.com. FIRST FRIDAY, 5 to 8 p.m. April 5, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Unique artistic event to showcase local and regional visual artists. The Dole Gallery will feature “Inside the Box” exhibit by Joe and Kathleen Isacson, and the Sage Gallery will feature “Motion” exhibit by six artists. Also offering free appetizers, cash bar and live music. Explore the galleries, interact with the artists, view exhibits and take self-guided tours of the Dole Mansion. Information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.org/events/ irst-friday. JAZZ ON THE SQUARE JAM, 7 to 11 p.m. April 5, Stage Left Café, 125 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Hosted by Billy Denk (guitar) and John Nelson (trumpet). All levels of musicians and listeners are welcome. Cost: $5. Information: 847-340-8323 or www. jazzonthesquare.com. McHENRY B&B SQUARE DANCE CLUB, 8 p.m. April 5,

McHenry Township building, 3703 N. Richmond Road, Johnsburg. Bev Sutter will be calling rounds at 8 p.m. and Dave Sutter will be calling squares at 8:30 p.m. Dancing in the rain. Cost: $5 members, $6 visitors. All dancers welcome. Information: 815-353-5346. SPRING ART CLASS, 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 5 through May 10, McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. “One Stroke Painting – Festival of Flowers” six-week class. Learn to paint year-round lowers using the One Stroke technique. Cost: $99. Registration and information: 815455-8588, Course ID:NFAS90004.

APRIL 6 2013 BUSINESS SHOWCASE & INDOOR GARAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6, Crosby Elementary School, 401 Hereley Drive, Harvard. Sponsored by the Harvard Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Meet represented area businesses, enjoy demonstrations, food, games, prizes and more. Admission: $1 or 50 cents with a donated canned good. Information: 815-943-4404 or www. harvcc.net. ADULT & CHILD THERAPY SERVICES BENEFIT, 23rd annual, 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 6, Woodstock Moose Family Center, 406 Clay St., Woodstock. Hosted by McHenry County Independent Riders. Featuring live music by Hans and the Hormones, rafles, silent auction, 50/50 drawings and more. Must be age 21 or older to attend. Admission: $10. Information: 815-648-4333. Continued on page 9


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“SHORT STORIES AND TALL TALES OF THE AMERICAN HERO,” 3 p.m. April 13, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Enjoy classic American folklore with Williams Street Repertory in a high-energy, fast-paced, and vaudevillian-esque presentation that uses a mixture of song, dance and storytelling. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212; www. rauecenter.org or www.wsrep.org. WATERCOLOR SHOW & RECEPTION, 3 to 6 p.m. April 13, Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Featuring the work of local artist James Mansield. Many paintings available for purchase. Free admission. Information: 815-338-4212.

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FLUTISSIMO WHEN: 4 p.m. April 7 WHERE: Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Bethany Arts Series presents a lute quartet concert that will include a variety of repertoire from classical to contemporary. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 815-459-2690.

Tumor Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital in the memory of the late Hope Fuller. Information: 815-790-5736. OPEN HOUSE, 1 to 4 p.m. April 6, Randall Oaks Animal Hospital, 7014 Huntley Road, Carpentersville. Facility tours, hospital exhibits, rafles and grab bag giveaways. Information: 847-428-8430. WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, second annual, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6, Crosspoint Lutheran Church, 8505 Redtail Drive, Lakewood. “What’s that Smell?” Join guest speaker and author Julie Barnhill (as seen on Oprah) as she shares loving and encouraging messages about living life according to the “aromatic truth.” banquet luncheon at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria included. Cost: $30 a person. Registration and information: 815-893-0888 or www. crosspointlakewood.org.

APRIL 7 DAN HOLMES CONCERT, 9:30 a.m. April 7, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 9812 St. Albans St., Hebron. Country and folk crooner from Belvidere to perform during church service. Information: 815-648-2671. FLUTISSIMO, 4 p.m. April 7, Bethany

Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. Bethany Arts Series presents a lute quartet concert that will include a variety of repertoire from classical to contemporary. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 815-459-2690. STRUMMERFEST, 1 to 4 p.m. April 7, Offsides Sports Bar and Grill, 680 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Fundraiser for Free Guitars for Future Stars with live music, rafles, auction items, 50/50 rafle, open mic/jam hosted by Mark Baker. Guests can play “Bar Olympics” for prizes and trophies. Admission: $10 includes appetizers, live music and a free drink; $10 a team for bar olympics. Tickets and information: 815-975-7989 or www.fg4fs.org.

APRIL 12 USED BOOK SALE, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 13 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14, Crystal Lake Plaza #15, 6500 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Offering thousands of books. Sunday will be $5 bag day. There will also be a Friendsonly preview 4:30 to 8 p.m. April 12 (may join at door for $10). Sponsored by Friends of the Crystal Lake Library. Information: www.focll.org.

LYRA, 2 p.m. April 14, First United Methodist Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. An a cappella chorus from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music. A freewill offering will be taken. Information: 815-459-0785. SECOND SUNDAY SERIES, 2 to 4 p.m. April 14, The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Fareed Haque with guest Zachary Weiss. Concert will showcase “Music from Brazil and Beyond.” Tickets: $20. Tickets and information: 815-455-8000 or www. lakesidelegacy.org.

REGIONAL ONGOING “OBJECTIVE/SUBJECTIVE: MAPPING AS VISUAL LANGUAGE,” through May 24, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Altgeld Galleries, College & Castle Drives, DeKalb. Exhibition featuring contemporary artists utilizing the visual and conceptual language of mapping to respond to real or imagined spaces, with a 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 4 public reception. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 815-753-1936 or www. niu.edu/artmuseum. “ON GOLDEN POND,” through April 13, Riverfront Playhouse, 11 S. Water St., Aurora. By Ernest Thompson. The story of Norman and Ethel Thayer who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond, Maine, for the 48th year. They soon are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter, Chelsea, and her dentist iancé, Bill, who then go off to Europe leaving Bill’s 13-year-old son behind for the summer. Schedule: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. April

7 & 14. Tickets: $17 adults, $15 seniors and students. Tickets and information: 630-897-9496 or www.riverfrontplayhouse.com. STAND-UP COMEDY, Chicago Improv, 5 Woodield Road, Schaumburg. Featuring a variety of stand-up comedy performances. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 & 10:15 p.m. Friday, 7 & 9:15 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Schedule: March 28-30, Lynne Koplitz from Comedy Central and “Life & Style” show (tickets $17); April 4-7, Ralphie May (tickets $28). Tickets and information: 847-240-2001 or www.improv.com/ comedyclub/chicago. “THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT & BENJAMIN BUNNY,” through March 30, Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Steel Beam Children’s Theatre musical presentation. Peter and his cousin Benjamin venture into Mr. McGregor’s garden against the advice of his mother. Schedule: 7 p.m. March 29; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 30. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children. Tickets and information: 630-587-8521 or www.steelbeamtheatre.com. WATERCOLOR 2013, through April 13, Norris Gallery, Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. Annual exhibition of traditional and contemporary water-based media on different surfaces. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Information: 630-584-7200 or www. norrisculturalarts.com.

MARCH 28 SCOTTY McCREERY, 8 p.m. March 28, Paramount Theatre, Aurora. “Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013.” Tickets: $35-$40. Tickets and information: 630896-6666 or www.paramountaurora. com.

APRIL 1 PIANO DUET RECITAL, 7 p.m. April 1, Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall of the Thompson Center at Judson University, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. Judson music professor Dr. Sojung Lee Hong and student Guihua Cui will play a “Passion and Peace” piano duet recital. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 847628-2500 or www.judsonu.edu. SPRING INTO SCIENCE, 1 to 4 p.m. April 1-5, Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Enjoy science demonstrations and spring planetarium shows. Get hands-on with eye-catching art and creative crafts. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8 adults and children ages 2 to 17, free for children age 1 and younger and museum members. Information: 815-963-6769 or www.discoverycentermuseum.org. Contniued on page 10

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ANTIQUE, FINE ART & COLLECTABLES AUCTION, 7 p.m. April 6, Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Join Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager for a fast-paced live auction to beneit the Woodstock Opera House. Many unique and exotic items will be featured including memorabilia from the Opera house. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. live auction. Sponsored by Friends of the Opera House. Tickets: $20. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www. woodstockoperahouse.com. “THE ART OF SILK,” 7 to 9 p.m. April 6, Le Petit Marche, 19 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Meet artisan silk painter Susan Sieber and enjoy viewing her silk wall art, silk scarves and more. Free. Information: www.facebook.com/ uzushio.silk. GIRLS NIGHT OUT & BACHELOR AUCTION, second annual, 6 p.m. April 6, Historic Dole Mansion, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Beneit for Home of the Sparrow to help homeless women and children in McHenry County and Northern Illinois. Hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and drink ticket. Emceed by STAR 101.5 Morning Show’s Joe Cicero and Tina Bree. Sponsored by Crystal Lake Jaycees. Tickets: $20 online, $25 at the door. VIP packages available for $45 online, $50 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-575-1574 or www. bachelorauction.landapixel.com. GOSPEL/EASTER CONCERT, 4 p.m. April 6, Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. The Bethany Lutheran Choir from the South side of Chicago pairs up with Bethany Lutheran Choir from Crystal Lake. Free. Information: 815-459-2690. HONEYCRAFT MARKET SPRING FLING, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6, Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St., Woodstock. Indie craft market featuring local artists, crafters and makers. Free admission. Information: 815-3085170 or www.honeycraftmarket.com. LUNCHEON WITH THE FIRST LADIES, 10 a.m. April 6, Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Hosted by the Crystal Lake Area Branch of American Association of University Women. Featuring a rafle and silent auction, cash bar, program by book dramatist Jenny Riddle regarding Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Kennedy. Lunch will follow at 12:15 p.m. Tickets: $35 a person. Tickets and information: 815-479-0735. MEMORIAL MEAT RAFFLE & FUNDRAISER, fourth annual, 4 p.m. April 6, Offsides Sports Bar and Grill, 680 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Meat rafle, silent auction, 50/50 cash rafles and entertainment by Rough Night Out. Proceeds beneit The Cure Starts Now and the Pediatric Brain

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Continued from page 9 SWING INTO SPRING, 8 to 10:30 p.m. April 1, Center for Ballroom and Dance, 21540 W. Field Parkway, Deer Park. Welcome spring with a social swing dance party. Group swing session 8 to 8:30 p.m. and open dancing with disc jockey 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost: $15 a person at the door. Information: 847-438-4500 or www. ballroomanddance.com.

APRIL 3 “SOUTH PACIFIC,” April 3 through June 2, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Pulitzer Prize-winning classic featuring music by Rodgers and Hamerstein. Musical centers on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses stationed in the South Pacific during World War II and the romantic story of two couples. Schedule: 1 & 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 4:30 & 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 & 5 p.m. Sundays. TIckets: $40-$48. Other ticket and dinner options available. Tickets and information:847-634-0200 or www. marriotttheatre.com. NIU STUDENT & FACULTY COMPOSERS CONCERT, 8 p.m. April 3, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Diverse program featuring instrumental and vocal music. Free. Information: 815-7531546 or www.niu.edu/music.

APRIL 4 EARTH DAY LUNCHEON, sixth annual, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4, Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford. Hosted by Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful. Actor and passionate environmentalist Daryl Hannah will be celebrity guest speaker. Tickets: $50 a person. Tickets and information: 815-637-1343 or www.knib.org.

APRIL 5 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NORTHERN FOX VALLEY BENEFIT CONCERT, 8 p.m. April 5, Hemmens Auditorium, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Featuring James Otto. With Matt Vrba. Tickets: $20-$40 at 847-931-5900 or www. hemmens.org; 847-836-1432 or www. habitatnfy.org. HEARTLAND VOICES “CELEBRATE AMERICA” CONCERTS, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Hampshire High School, 500 S. State St., Hampshire (tickets: $5 a person); 3 p.m. April 7, First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland Ave., Elgin (tickets

$18 adults, $15 seniors and students). Tickets and information: 847-4299486 or www.heartlandvoices.com.

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APRIL 7 NIU STEELBAND, 3 p.m. April 7, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois Universit, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Featuring Robert “Robbie” Greenidge. Free. Information: 815-753-1546 or www.niu.edu/music. “THE PRINCESS AND THE MOON,” April 7-28, Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Steel Beam Children’s Theatre presentation about Princess Lizzy, who wants to be a knight and dreams of fighting in tournaments, slaying dragons, and doing all the things good knights do. Schedule: 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 10:30 a.m. April 27. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children. Tickets and information: 630-587-8521 or www.steelbeamtheatre.com.

APRIL 11 2CELLOS, 7:30 p.m. April 11, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser to perform Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” Tickets: $33. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or www.elgin.edu/arts.

APRIL 13 RED HORSE, 7:30 p.m. April 13, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Concert featuring Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky. Tickets: $33. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or www.elgin.edu/arts.

APRIL 14 “JAMES GAVIN’S DEEP IN A DREAM: THE LONG NIGHT OF CHET BAKER,” 3 p.m. April 14, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Featuring Spider Saloff (vocals), Art Davis (trumpet), and Dennis Luxion (piano). Tickets: $28. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or www. elgin.edu/arts.

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hen Roni Mussared could no longer afford her daughter’s violin lessons, she began playing music with her. She’d already cut as many expenses as she could, gotten rid of the family’s television and other perks. “It’s the best thing we ever did,” Mussared said. Soon, her other two daughters joined them, and they were playing gigs at nursing homes, festivals, private parties, clubs and elsewhere. The girls soon were able to pay for their own music lessons. Named after 14-year-old Georgia Rae, who has been playing fiddle since age 5 and has won numerous competitions, the Georgia Rae Family Band will perform at 7 p.m. March 29 at Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Presented by Off Square Music, the concert will serve as a CD release party for the band’s second CD, “Along the Banks of the Nippersink,” available through their website at georgiaraefamilyband.com. Along with Roni on guitar and Georgia Rae, the band includes 12-year-old Quintessa on mandolin and spoons and 17-year-old Kelly Jo on banjo, bass and washboard. All sing, while Kelly Jo is lead vocalist. “We are inspired by bluegrass, but a lot of real bluegrass people say we’re not bluegrass so we call ourselves ‘newgrass,’ ” Roni said. “It’s kind of good if they can’t put you in a box.” The band plays a mix of old time, contemporary, waltzes and some

FAMILY AFFAIR Georgia Rae Family Band keeps strummin’ along By JAMI KUNZER

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RIGHT: The Georgia Rae Family band members include (from left) Kelly Jo, Georgia Rae and Quintessa. BELOW: The band performs at the Burlington Farmers Market recently. Photos provided

GEORGIA RAE FAMILY BAND WHEN: 7 p.m. March 29 WHERE: Stage Left Café, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock COST & INFO: The Borderline String Band will also perform. Presented by Off Square Music. Suggested donation: $10 to beneit Woodstock Farmers Market Link Plus program for food stamp recipients. Reservations and information: 815338-5164 or offsquare@gmail.com.

originals, including songs such as “Home” about their lives along Nippersink Creek and “Long Gone.” Written by Roni, “Long Gone” describes the girls as “apples on trees.” “Be the apple on top of the tree and let the boys climb the tree,” Roni

tells them. “That’s the hardest part about being in a band with your kids,” she said. “I have to convince myself that these are not my children or I’ll start crying. I’m so proud of them.” They’re fans of all sorts of music,

with Mumford & Sons being the girls’ favorite band right now. Music like this, “not so much electrified,” featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin and even some cello, seems to be trending, Roni said. Off Square Music, a nonprofit group that hosts open mics and other music events throughout the area, became a fan of Georgia Rae and her family when the young girl won her first fiddle contest as part of the Woodstock Harvest Fest. She placed first two years in the running. See GEORGIA, page 14

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Who would’ve thought our hard times, having to form this band to give them what they want to do to make it, would lead to what we have now. They’re each other’s best friends.” Roni Mussared

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“It’s really a high energy, enthusiastic band,” said Keith Johnson, one of the founders of the roughly 10-year-old non-profit group. “We just love having them.” At age 12 in 2011, Georgia Rae won the adult division of the Woodstock Harvest Fest. She then placed second in the Open Division of the Old Time Illinois State Fiddle Contest in 2012 at age 13. It’s the same contest won by fiddle greats, including Alison Krauss and Aaron Wienstein. Along with performing, Georgia Rae still takes music lessons, along with her sisters. “The girls are learning so many lessons from this whole experience,” Roni said. “It costs to play. They’re getting little business lessons.” They all attend school, with Georgia Rae in eighth grade and Quintessa in seventh grade at Nippersink Middle School. A junior, Kelly Jo also is a cosmetology student at Lake County High Schools Technology Campus. Their touring schedule has led to busy weeks and missed school days, Roni said, but the girls have learned to keep their teachers informed and get their studies done regardless. “They have to be an active participant in their education,” she said. Next fall, Georgia Rae is expected to be homeschooled part time so she can compete nationally. To do so, she’ll have to practice four to six hours a day, her mother said. “We just went by God’s lead,” she said. “Who would have thought our hard times, having to form this band to give them what they want to do to make it, would lead to what we have now,” she said. “They’re each other’s best friends.”

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omedy legends Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner get together almost every night to watch a movie, and Reiner says they love movies that contain the line “Secure the perimeter!” Note to Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner: Rent “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” MORE the moment it becomes ONLINE available on home video. Watch Jeff’s It’s your kind of movie. video review of “Retaliation” is a se“G.I. Joe: quel that doesn’t want to Retaliation” at be a sequel. For starters, PlanitNorthalmost the entire cast of west.com 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” is missing, presumed dead, and the original star, Channing Tatum, dies in the first 20 minutes. If “Retaliation” had been released last summer, as originally planned, I would have considered that a spoiler. But it has been well established that “Retaliation” was yanked from the release schedule at the last minute because preview audi-

STARRING: Dwayne Johnson, D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum PLOT: After the G.I. Joe team is betrayed and ambushed on a mission to Pakistan, the three survivors (Johnson, Cotrona and Palicki) vow to ind the Cobra villains responsible and stop their plan for world domination. RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence, brief sensuality, language and martial arts action RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 39 minutes ences were incensed the filmmakers would kill off Tatum’s character, Duke, the leader of the elite special forces team called G.I. Joe. The sequel’s release date was pushed back until this spring so that Tatum could shoot additional scenes (as well as to convert “Retaliation” to 3-D, which does little except spoil the movie’s look). Many people believed this meant the moviemakers would magically unkill Tatum, but the new footage all occurs before Duke’s demise. Turns out the added scenes don’t reduce the sting of Tatum’s death so much as ease the transition to the new star, Dwayne Johnson, whose character is codenamed Roadblock (they all go by catchy codenames, in case you’re not up to speed with the G.I. Joe mythos). “Rise of Cobra” was a team movie that maintained the spirit of the 1980s comics and cartoons that inspired it, but “Retali-

ation” is an often brutal action vehicle for The Rock. Johnson may as well go back to calling himself The Rock when he makes movies like this, just as serious authors used pen names when they wrote paperback thrillers. The Joes are sent to secure nuclear warheads in Pakistan, now in the midst of a civil war. They do this without a hitch, but as they wait for the transport planes that will bring them home, a squadron of friendly gunships swoops in and blasts them all to kingdom come. Only three Joes survive, Roadblock and a pair of young and sexy recruits, Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) and Flint (D.J. Cotrona). With the help of a few tight-fitting outfits, Palicki at least makes an impression, but Cotrona is so bland it’s a wonder he was chosen to survive the ambush. Roadblock tells the others they were betrayed by their leaders and that they must prove their innocence by tracking down the villains and foiling their scheme, which is the underlying plot of all but one of the “Mission: Impossible” movies. By an unexplained leap of logic, Roadblock intuits that they were betrayed at the very top. “There’s only one man who can authorize a strike like that,” he says, “and I voted for him.” Sure enough, technical genius Lady Jaye determines the U.S. president (Jonathan Pryce) is an imposter because he used to say “pop” and now he says “soda.”

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Continued from page 15 Viewers of the first film already knew this, because it concluded with Cobra’s master of disguise Vartan taking the president’s place. The phony president calls a news conference to accuse the Joes of attempting to steal Pakistan’s nukes and announces that thank goodness all the traitors were killed in that air strike. One other Joe has survived, the silent and faceless ninja Snake Eyes, because the filmmakers would have been insane to get rid of the franchise’s most popular character. Again played by martial artist Ray Park, Snake Eyes is featured in a convoluted subplot practically annexed onto the rest of the movie. He and a new character, the female ninja Jinx (Elodie Yung), sneak into a Himalayan monastery to capture his sworn enemy, Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee). This leads up to the sequel’s one genuinely thrilling sequence, a dizzying cliffside battle where Snake Eyes and Jinx take on a ninja army while rappelling at high speeds and swinging from one Himalayan mountain face to the next. All of this is impossible – at the height depicted they would need oxygen masks – but it is crazy fun in the middle of a movie that is needlessly grim. While “Rise of Cobra,” directed by Stephen Sommers, was a summer popcorn movie at its most disposable, it was aware of itself. It established a comic book world where the good guys could have a massive subterranean base beneath the Sahara and the bad guys could have a massive subaquatic base beneath the polar ice cap. The sequel, directed by Jon M. Chu (of the second and third “Step Up” movies), throws away that stylized setting and mistakenly sets up shop in the real world. A grown man wearing a Halloween costume like Snake Eyes looks natural in an underground base with rows of CGI tanks in the background but looks ridiculous strolling through a suburban home. The suburban home belongs to a retired general played by Bruce Willis in a performance that would

The following movies are scheduled to open Friday in theaters nationwide. Read reviews to these movies and more in Friday’s Screen and at PlanItNorthwest. com.

“The Host” STARRING: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel PLOT: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can

qualify as a cameo if he had any less screen time. The violence is more personal and sadistic this time around, and is even more appalling when shown in the abstract. The Eiffel Tower was destroyed in the first film’s action centerpiece, so to outdo that the sequel demolishes many more landmarks in a sequence that refuses to account for the accompanying carnage. The sequence has the callous eye toward mass destruc-

conquer all in a dangerous new world.

“Tyler Perry’s Temptation” STARRING: Jurnee SmollettBell, Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood PLOT: An ambitious married woman’s temptation by a

tion usually found in the works of Roland Emmerich. The camera is high enough above the earth that we are not supposed to consider the hundreds of thousand, perhaps millions, of human lives wiped out as special effects buildings collapse. If this actually occurred, it would be one of the greatest disasters in human history. Pearl Harbor and 9/11 would pale in comparison to this attack. But in the end, the heroes puff out their chests to

handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life.

“The Place Beyond the Pines” STARRING: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes

collect their medals in front of the Washington Monument and smile as if good has triumphed over evil, not sparing a thought to the allied nation across the ocean whose people will be grieving for decades to come. But hey, what do we care? They’re not America. Our perimeter is secure.

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olo performances by either of them have charmed audiences and garnered various music awards. But when Muriel Anderson and Howard Levy come together, the musical result is so cohesive, it’s difficult for Anderson to describe. “We found when we play together, there’s some really cool camaraderie that happens,” said Anderson, a Downers Grove native and one of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harpguitarists. “It’s something that’s greater than either of us.” Anderson had invited Levy, a Grammy Award winner, harmonica and keyboard wizard, as a special guest at her annual post-Thanksgiving concert in Downers Grove. She knew after a single performance together she’d want him by her side again. She considers Levy one of the greatest musicians in the world. “His main instrument is the harmonica. What he’s able to do with that as well as the piano and other instruments is unbelievable,” she said. So when asked to return for a solo performance at the Woodstock Opera House, she decided to bring Levy along. She had

played in Woodstock several times before for various guitar nights. The two will perform at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Tickets cost $25. “I wish there was an easier way to describe what I do and what it is that we do,” Anderson said. “Some of the tunes are purely for fun, imitating the sound of an entire bluegrass band on the guitar or imitating the sound of an entire marching band. “Other tunes reach very deeply, with some vocals and some tunes I’ve written that reach a very special place, a very deep place.” Through her unique approach, she can play a Beatles tune one minute, Chopin’s “Minute Waltz” the next. Anderson intends to bring along her harp guitar, which she said will give the audience a unique experience. Also an instructor and author, she said she hopes to inspire with her performances. She founded “Music for Life Alliance,” a non profit charity that helps make music learning accessible to young people who may not otherwise be able to experience it. “I always like to encourage musicians, encourage people to make music themselves,” she said. “It’s become so important to me as a person. ...

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he accolades keep pouring in for “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery. In 2011, McCreery became the show’s first country male winner and its youngest male winner in any genre. Last year, he was named New Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the American Country Awards. The 19-year-old McCreery will perform at 8 p.m. March 28 at The Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Tickets range from $35 to $40 and are available by calling the box office at 630896-6666. Shaw Media reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to McCreery about his current activities.

I understand you are finishing up your new album. Will you be previewing any of your new songs at the show in Aurora? Yeah, definitely, definitely. We’re going to be playing a lot of stuff from the first album, but we’re going to play three or four songs from the new record. We’re kind of testing them out and seeing which songs the fans are digging. That’s kind of what we are looking for.

So, what should people expect from the new album? Well, they should obviously expect country music. But the cool thing about me starting out so young is that you are going to be able to see growth throughout the album. We’ve got about seven songs done right now, and I can already see how much different this album is going to be, in a good way, from the first album.

What kind of growth have you had as an artist since winning “American Idol?” In the last two years, I’ve just done nothing but learn, whether it is just from personal experience on the road or whether it’s from major artists that I’ve gotten the chance to talk to, and they give me some advice. I think I’ve gotten more comfortable on the road, a lot more comfortable in my own skin out there in this industry.

Your debut album, “Clear As Day,” has been certified platinum for 1 million copies sold. Were you surprised it did so well? Yeah, definitely. Especially with it being the first album, you really have no idea what to expect or what to even look forward to. To sit back and kind of watch that album

SCOTTY McCREERY WHEN: 8 p.m. March 28 WHERE: The Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora COST & INFO: Tickets range from $35 to $40 and are available by calling the box ofice at 630-896-6666. take on a life of its own was pretty special and pretty wild to watch. I never really got that radio hit on that album. That’s kind of the main focus of this album coming up, to try and find that radio hit.

When you first auditioned for “American Idol,” what kind of emotions were you feeling? I was a nervous wreck. I didn’t really know what to expect. I was just kind of taken aback that they were keeping me around for the first couple of auditions. I was just kind of shell shocked.

When you were told that you were the winner of season 10, was that a total shock? What do you think won people over? I don’t really know exactly what won people over. In the first place, singing country music on that show was a definite big advantage for me because country music fans are so loyal and so great. When I was sitting there on the stage and when Ryan announced it was me, I was definitely like, “Oh, my goodness.” I don’t know if I can pinpoint one emotion, because everything was kind of running through my head all at once. It was definitely one of those

moments that I will never forget.

What do you think of last year’s winner, Philip Phillips? He’s great. He’s had a huge amount of success with his song, “Home.” And it’s pretty cool to watch another “Idol” winner take off like that. I still try to watch the show as much as I can. With me being in college and also touring, it makes for a lot of busy nights.

If there was one “American Idol” winner you could tour with, who would it be? I guess Carrie Underwood, or Kelly Clarkson would work, too. She’s kind of got that country-pop thing going for her. It’s cool to be able to tour with other country artists.

Last year, you toured with Brad Paisley. Would you consider him one of your influences? Oh, for sure. For me, it was incredible to tour with him and to kind of see him do his thing every night, and to see how he runs his tours. It was definitely a huge learning experience for me.


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McHENRY COUNTY BILLY JONAS & THE BILLY JONAS BAND, 6:30 p.m. April 5, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Featuring original voice- and percussion-based songs and interactive fun for all ages. Tickets: $17, $20, $25 adults; $6 students ages 18 and younger. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter. org. DAN HOLMES CONCERT, 9:30 a.m. April 7, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 9812 St. Albans St., Hebron. Country and folk crooner from Belvidere to perform during church service. Information: 815-648-2671. FLUTISSIMO, 4 p.m. April 7, Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. Bethany Arts Series presents a flute quartet concert that will include a variety of repertoire from classical to contemporary. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 815-459-2690. GEORGIA RAE FAMILY BAND, 7 p.m. March 29, Stage Left Café, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock. The Borderline String Band also will perform. Presented by Off Square Music. Suggested donation: $10 to benefit Woodstock Farmers Market Link Plus program for food stamp recipients. Reservations and information: 815-338-5164 or offsquare@gmail.com. GOSPEL/EASTER CONCERT, 4 p.m. April 6, Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. The Bethany Lutheran Choir from the south side of Chicago pairs up with Bethany Lutheran Choir from Crystal Lake. Free. Information: 815-459-2690. JAZZ ON THE SQUARE JAM, 7 to 11 p.m. April 5, Stage Left Café, 125 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Hosted by Billy Denk (guitar) and John Nelson (trumpet). All levels of musicians and listeners are welcome. Cost: $5. Information: 847-340-8323 or www.jazzonthesquare.com. LYRA, 2 p.m. April 14, First United Methodist Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. An a cappella chorus, from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 815-459-0785.

MURIEL ANDERSON, 7 p.m. March 30, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Award-winning fingerstyle and harp guitarist. With special guest Howard Levy. Tickets: $25. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com. SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES, McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Schedule: 3 p.m. April 14, Sessions Jazz Quartet; 7 p.m. April 24, MCC Jazz Concert; 3 p.m. April 28, MCC Concert Band and Chorus; 6 p.m. May 5, MCC Student Recital. Free. Information: 815-479-7814. SECOND SUNDAY SERIES, 2 to 4 p.m. April 14, The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Fareed Haque with guest Zachary Weiss. Concert will showcase “Music from Brazil and Beyond.” Tickets: $20. Tickets and information: 815-455-8000 or www. lakesidelegacy.org.

REGIONAL 2CELLOS, 7:30 p.m. April 11, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser to perform Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” Tickets: $33. Tickets and information: 847-6220300 or www.elgin.edu/arts. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NORTHERN FOX VALLEY BENEFIT CONCERT, 8 p.m. April 5, Hemmens Auditorium, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Featuring James Otto. With Matt Vrba. Tickets: $20-$40 at 847-931-5900 or www.hemmens.org; 847-836-1432 or www. habitatnfy.org. HEARTLAND VOICES “CELEBRATE AMERICA” CONCERTS, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Hampshire High School, 500 S. State St., Hampshire (tickets: $5 a person); 3 p.m. April 7, First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland Ave., Elgin (tickets $18 adults, $15 seniors and students). Tickets and information: 847-4299486 or www.heartlandvoices. com. “JAMES GAVIN’S DEEP IN A DREAM: THE LONG NIGHT OF CHET BAKER,” 3 p.m. April 14, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Featuring Spider Saloff (vocals), Art Davis (trumpet), and Dennis Luxion (piano). Tickets: $28. Tickets and information: 847-6220300 or www.elgin.edu/arts. “JUST IMAGINE,” 7:30 p.m. April 6, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Just imagine John Lennon performs one last concert and you are there.

LYRA WHEN: 2 p.m. April 14 WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: An a cappella chorus, from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 815-459-0785.

Starring Tim Piper. Tickets: $33, $35. Tickets and information: 847622-0300 or www.elgin.edu/arts. NIU STUDENT & FACULTY COMPOSERS CONCERT, 8 p.m. April 3, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Diverse program featuring instrumental and vocal music. Free. Information: 815-753-1546 or www.niu.edu/music. NIU STEELBAND, 3 p.m. April 7, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Featuring Robert “Robbie” Greenidge. Free. Information: 815753-1546 or www.niu.edu/music. PIANO DUET RECITAL, 7 p.m. April 1, Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall of the Thompson Center at Judson University, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. Judson music professor Dr. Sojung Lee Hong and student Guihua Cui will play a “Passion and Peace” piano duet recital. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 847-628-2500 or www.judsonu.edu. RED HORSE, 7:30 p.m. April 13, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Concert featuring Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky. Tickets: $33. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or www.elgin. edu/arts. SCOTTY McCREERY, 8 p.m. March 28, Paramount Theatre, Aurora. “Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013.” Tickets: $35-$40. Tickets and information: 630-896-6666 or www. paramountaurora.com.

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Lil Wayne “I Am Not a Human Being II” H 1/2 It’s all here: Scratchyvoiced vocals, nonsensical lyrics, a guest appearance from Drake, a wannabe rock song, crude lyrics, a guest appearance from Nicki Minaj and that familiar sound of Lil Wayne flicking a lighter. “I Am Not A Human Being II,” Lil Wayne’s fourth full-length studio album since 2008’s commercially successful “Tha Carter III,” is all too predictable. It’s as if Lil Wayne has become a parody of himself. He much too often goes overboard with his vices on “I Am Not A Human Being II.” There’s only so many ways to sing about women and weed. A couple of catchy hooks on “Love Me” and “Back To You” help save face, but not enough to keep this album from feeling like a retread of Lil Wayne’s past work.

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Off With Their Heads is fairly straight forward when it comes to delivering its brand of punk music. There’s the familiar three-chord guitar progressions and punk drum beat. But where this Minneapolis band succeeds is in its honest, sometimes heart-wrenching lyrics. “It’s a long way back to be anything that anyone could love, goodbye,” Ryan Young sings through gritted teeth on “Start Walking.” Not exactly just another punk dude saluting the world around him with two middle fingers in the air. Nope, these guys have feelings. They hold nothing back as Young sings with such urgency. “I hope this explains my problem to you because I feel like this every night” he spits out in yet another moment of honesty on “Nightlife.” Off With Their Heads isn’t looking for a shoulder to cry on either. Instead, it uses “Home” as a way to get everything off their chests. RATINGS HHHH - Excellent HHH - Recommended HH - Not recommended H - Awful

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‘Gears’ spins weak story, frantic gunplay By JOHN KOSIK The Associated Press Blockbuster game franchises like Epic Games’ “Gears of War” don’t just fade away — even if the primary antagonist, the voracious Locust Horde, was obliterated at the end of the initial trilogy. Not to worry. With “Gears of War: Judgment” (for Xbox 360, $59.99), Microsoft takes players back in time to the beginning of the war between humans and Locusts. It’s a hit-or-miss affair — but those few hits manage to leave some bruises. The story begins shortly after Emergence Day, when the Locusts surfaced from underground and attacked the humans on the planet Sera. The war is still in its early stages and humanity has yet to fully grasp the danger. Veteran characters Damon Baird and Augustus Cole, along with two other members of their squad, stand before a military tribunal accused of treason. The four soldiers each get a chance to tell their version of events, and though it’s no “Rashomon,” you do get to play as each squad member. Spending some time with our old friends Baird and Cole sounds enticing, but they are not the lovable wisecrackers they were in the trilogy. The typ-

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of new weapons to complement series mainstays like the chain saw-bladed Lancer, the Boltok Pistol and the OneShot, and the pace of the gunplay is frantic and fun. Epic subsidiary People Can Fly, the Polish studio behind the wildly insane shooter “Bulletstorm,” has added some fresh twists, including an option to “declassify” some element of each mission. When you open these classified documents, a new wrinkle is added, such as decreased visibility, a time limit, weapon restrictions or increased enemy strength. Once again, these feel more like the variables you can set up in multiplayer matches, but having the option to change your campaign experience is a good way to give the game a bit more shelf life. On difficulty settings of hardcore and above, it can get a bit harrowing to complete a declassified section, so series veterans will definitely find new challenges here. All in all, “Judgment” pretty much offers more of the same for “Gears” fans. If you love the multiplayer aspects of the franchise, you may not find the weak story distracting. If it’s a cohesive narrative similar to the one in the trilogy you’re after, you’d be better served elsewhere.


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