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Husmann Elementary school students sprint during a timed and measured audio program. The school is one of many in McHenry County taking steps to ensure its students are living healthy lifestyles as nearly one-third of American children are now considered overweight or obese.


Communities struggle with issue of overweight youth By SHAWN SHINNEMAN n Land of the free. Home of the glutton. America’s aptitude for excess has reached its children, and the consequences threaten to be devastating. Within the state and across the country, the issue has gone from troubling to downright alarming. The problem of obesity itself is both straightforward and complex – stripped down to an individual level, the solu-

including weight, age, height and gender – to determine whether a child fits one of those categories. A child well above the normal weight for his or her age and height is considered obese, according to the Mayo Clinic. In 1980, U.S. children ages 6 to 11 and 12 to 19 held obesity rates of 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

tion is simply to eat healthier and increase exercise. Yet experts know that to turn the trend around, they need to understand and alter how the fitness level of children is influenced by forces such as parents, schools and society. In the simplest terms, a child with excess body fat is considered overweight or obese. Doctors take several factors into consideration –


Husmann Elementary school gym teacher Aaron Litchfield monitors and tracks student advancement using a program called CATCH testing. The tests track the physical improvement of students throughout the year, putting a focus on individual improvement rather than everyone trying to reach a uniform goal for an age range.


TOBEFIT Children in the U.S. today face the possibility that they will live shorter lives than their parents. Changes in American society, from increased portion sizes to foods with little nutritional value to technological devices of all kinds that discourage physical activity, have led to an estimated one-third of children and adolescents being considered overweight or obese. September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The Northwest Herald presents a three-day series on childhood obesity and its effects on our children. n Sunday: The root causes of childhood obesity n Monday: Obese children risk physical, mental health issues n Tuesday: Health care and school officials, as well as parents, weigh in on how to get the whole family healthy ONLINE Visit the “Real Nutrition” blog at for suggested healthy meals to feed to your kids. INSIDE Learn how to determine your child’s weight status. Page A8

The last two McHenry County townships are poised in the coming weeks to publish their assessments, starting the 30-day window in which property owners can appeal them. Algonquin Township, the county’s most populous, will publish next Wednesday, County Supervisor of Assessments Robert Ross said. And the last of the county’s 17 townships to publish, Burton Township, will do so the first week in October. The latest township to publish, Marengo Township, did so Sept. 11, giving landowners until Oct. 11 to file an appeal. Property owners in Chemung and Riley townships have until Monday to appeal if they so choose, and Nunda Township residents have until end of business Wednesday. The opportunity to appeal for all other townships has passed. The record number of

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Dozens killed in Kenya attack By JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA The Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya – Terrified shoppers huddled in back hallways and prayed they would not be found by the Islamic extremist gunmen lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles inside Nairobi’s top mall Saturday. When the way appeared clear, crying mothers clutching small children and blood-splattered men sprinted out of the four-story mall. At least 39 people were killed and more than 150 wounded in the assault, Kenya’s president announced on national TV, while disclosing that his close family members were among the dead.

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, called the security operation underway “delicate” and said a top priority was to safeguard hostages.

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8NEWS SHOWS ABC’s “This Week” – Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Tom Graves, R-Ga. NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association. CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz. CNN’s “State of the Union” – Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “Fox News Sunday” – Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

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All about CL, and positive waves “Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?” Oddball, played by Donald Sutherland, delivers this line to Moriarty, played by Gavin MacLeod, in the 1970 Clint Eastwood classic, “Kelly’s Heroes.” Seems like I’ve been spewing nothing but negative waves in this space lately, so I’ll take Oddball’s advice and try to stay righteous this week. I’ll start by congratulating the city of Crystal Lake, which kicked off its yearlong centennial celebration this weekend at Three Oaks Recreation Area. Crystal Lake was incorporated as a city in 1914. As we reported in a special section that our Crystal Lake-area readers received in Friday’s edition, the incorporation occurred when voters from two communities – the village of Crystal Lake and Nunda, later named North Crystal Lake – decided to join as one after years of discussion and failed votes. The Crystal Lake Herald, which joined with several other McHenry County newspapers to become the Northwest Herald in 1985, endorsed the consolidation and incorporation on its front page. I’m proud to call Crystal Lake home. My wife, two children and I have lived here for nearly nine years now. It’s a great place to live, work and raise a family. We love the schools (if not the property taxes – OK, my one mini-rant), the parks and, most of all, the people. The Northwest Herald looks forward to partnering with the city over the course of the next year to commemorate the centennial.

Public Library is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Beginning in the Dodge family home in November 1913, the library has grown over the decades and in 1999 was ranked 10th nationally among public libraries serving communities with population from 25,000 to 49,999. A reader last week took us to task in a letter to the editor for not providing enough coverage of a recent centennial library event. My apologies for that. We can always do better. I’m one of the 25,000 area residents who has a library card. We visit it regularly. Despite what Northwest Herald Friday page 2 columnist Dick Peterson might tell you, I’m a big fan. It’s another reason Crystal Lake is a great place to live. ••• See ya, TR: Longtime readers of my columns know I’m a big Cleveland-area sports fan. I was stunned – and outraged – last week when I heard the news that the Browns traded their best offensive player, running back Trent Richardson, to the Colts for a future draft pick. Talk about raising the white flag on the 2013 season. Looks like I’ll have some extra time on Sunday afternoons this fall. I might have to start working on catching up to the McCarter family.

••• Speaking of parks: Crystal Lake resident Heather McCarter and her family were recognized by the Crystal Lake Park District on Thursday night for visiting all 41 district parks over the course of a few months this summer. McCarter said her 5-year-old son, Riley, was looking at a map of the district’s parks in the back of its brochure and said he wanted to visit all of them. “He just got into his head that he wanted to visit them all,” Heather told me. “It was kind of our summer goal.” Beginning in May, Heather, Riley and her youngest children, 2-year-old Owen and almost-1-year-old Anneliese, plotted a course that allowed them to reach their goal by the end of August. (Heather’s husband, Adam, is a web developer for Northwest Herald’s parent company, Shaw Media.) “I was trying to do it before school started,” Heather said. “So some days we looked at the map to see parks that were close to each other, and we had to do a couple of them the same day.” Heather posted her accomplishment on Facebook. A Facebook friend saw it and notified the park district, which honored her and her family with a nice certificate. As a result, the district plans to start a new program in 2014 – Park Quest 2014 – to encourage residents to visit all of their parks, Heather told me. She has me wondering how many district parks my family and I have visited – I’d guess about half – and whether we can try something similar.

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The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away from the sacrament of Communion. Liberal-minded Catholics derided the approach as tone-deaf. Church leaders said they had no choice given what was happening around them: growing secularism, increasing acceptance of gay marriage, and a broader culture they considered more and more hostile to Christianity. They felt they were following the lead of the pontiffs who elevated them. But in blunt terms, in an interview published Thursday in 16 Jesuit journals worldwide, the new pope, Francis called the church’s focus on abortion, marriage and contraception narrow and said it was driving people away. Now, the U.S. bishops face a challenge to rethink a strategy many considered essential for preserving the faith. “I don’t see how the pope’s remarks can be interpreted in any other way than arguing that the church’s rhetoric on the so-called culture war issues needs to be toned down,” said John Green, a religion

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Pope Francis is greeted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan as he meets the cardinals for the first time March 15 after his election at the Vatican. In an interview published Thursday in 16 Jesuit journals worldwide, Pope Francis called the church’s focus on abortion, marriage and contraception narrow and said it was driving people away. Now, the U.S. bishops face a challenge to rethink a strategy many considered essential for preserving the faith. specialist at the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. “I think his language calls for less stridency on these issues.” The leadership of the American church is composed of men who were appointed by Popes John Paul II or Benedict XVI, who made a priority of defending doctrinal orthodoxy. Over the last decade or so, the bishops have been working to reassert their moral authority, in public life and over the less obedient within their flock. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops warned Catholics that voting for abortion-rights supporters

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Illinois farm deaths at lowest level in 35 years BLOOMINGTON – The number of laborers and others killed in accidents on Illinois farms is falling. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported that the number of fatalities in the 12 months ending June 30 was the lowest in 35 years. According to the insurance firm County Financial, 12 deaths were reported during that period. That’s down from 20 during the previous, 20112012 reporting period.

By JASON KEYSER The Associated Press CHICAGO – A 3-year-old boy shot in the head during this week’s mass shooting at a southwest Chicago park was recovering from surgery in intensive care Saturday, a family spokesman said. Deonta Howard was among 13 people wounded late Thursday when an unknown number of people shot up a crowded basketball court with an assault rifle. The family’s pastor, the Rev. Corey Brooks, said the boy had surgery Friday that went well. “There’s going to have to be some plastic surgery done later on,” Brooks said. “... Thankfully there was no brain damage or eye damage.” Police hadn’t announced any arrests as of Saturday afternoon as the investigation continued into a shooting that again placed Chicago’s gang violence in a national spotlight. Shootings overnight killed four people around the city and injured four others, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The latest bloodshed stretched from the upscale Gold Coast neighborhood to the Far South Side, which experiences frequent gang violence. According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, the dead included an 18-year-old who was shot in the chest and arm around

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During the past year, four people were killed in tractor accidents such as roll-overs. Four others were killed in roadway collisions. The other four deaths were caused by accidents ranging from grain bin suffocation to a fall from a hayride trailer.

List of concealed-carry instructors in Ill. posted SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Police have begun publishing a registry of approved concealed-carry firearms training instructors.

In July, Illinois became the last state in the nation to approve a law allowing the public possession of firearms. Anyone who wants to apply for a concealed-carry license must successfully complete 16 hours of training from an instructor approved by the state. The instructor also must use state-approved training curricula. Applications for concealed-carry licenses will be available from the state police beginning Jan. 5.

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Cleo Miller, 26, plays basketball Friday in Cornell Square Park in Chicago. The park was the scene of a late-night attack Thursday in which 13 people were wounded, including a 3-year-old. The gunman used an assault-style weapon to spray the crowd with bullets, making it “a miracle” no one was killed, the city’s police superintendent said Friday. 6 p.m. Friday in the South Shore neighborhood. The Sun-Times reports that the Gold Coast incident involved a man who was shot and injured during an apparent argument over a parking space. Police have said they think Thursday night’s attack at Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood was gang-related. Several gang members were among those shot, though it was not yet clear who the intended target was, police said. Deonta was among the bystanders, Brooks said, allowed to stay up late to enjoy one of the last warm nights of summer and watch the neighborhood game with his moth-

er, something he loves doing. Brooks, the pastor at New Beginnings Church in Chicago, has found himself repeatedly comforting victims of gun violence. “Typically the kids are at home with the grandmother at 7:30, that’s their routine,” Brooks said of the 3-year-old. “But that one particular night they stayed up later than normal because it was a nice day and there was a lot of people in the park and everybody was throwing basketballs.” As the gunfire rang out, Deonta was struck just below an ear, and the bullet exited his jaw, Brooks said. The boy remained sedated in intensive care as of Saturday morning, the pastor said.


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Journalism groups condemn ruling against reporter The ASSOCIATED PRESS JOLIET – Several journalism organizations are criticizing a judge’s decision to find a suburban Chicago reporter in contempt for not disclosing how he obtained confidential police reports about a gruesome double murder. Will County Judge Gerald Kinney on Friday fined Joe Hosey, a reporter and editor for the AOL news website Patch, $300 a day for not revealing who leaked him the documents. Kinney also said if Hosey doesn’t disclose the information within 180 days he could go to jail. The board of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association, which represents about 200 journalists, issued a statement calling Kinney’s decision “a slap at the First Amendment.” “Every such order makes it less and less likely that sincere and well-meaning individuals will bring wrongdoing, malfeasance and corruption to light unless it suits the whims of those in power,” the organization stated. The national Society of Professional Journalists and its local chapter, the Chicago Headline Club, also expressed “undaunted support” for Hosey. Hosey’s attorney, Ken Schmetterer, has said he plans to appeal the ruling. Hosey used the police reports in stories he wrote

about the January killings in Joliet of 22-year-olds Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover. Four people were indicted in the crime, which police have said involved attempted dismemberment. Hosey’s articles included information that hadn’t been released publicly, prompting attorneys for the defendants to seek a gag order to prevent parties in the case from discussing it or releasing information. They also filed a motion to determine how Hosey obtained the reports he cited, saying that the disclosure may have violated the defendants’ rights to a fair trial. Illinois has what’s known as a “shield law,” which states reporters may only be required to reveal confidential sources if a judge rules that all other means of obtaining the information have been exhausted and that doing so is essential to the public interest. Kinney received signed affidavits from more than 500 police officers, attorneys and other law enforcement employees stating they were not Hosey’s source. Kinney concluded that all other methods of determining the source of the leak had been exhausted. He also said that grand jury secrecy may have been violated, and that if the person who leaked the reports lied in an affidavit, he or she could have broken the law.




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Infighting on ‘Obamacare’ unnerves GOP leaders The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Ted Cruz and Mike Lee stand as the Senate’s dynamic duo for conservatives, crusading against President Barack Obama’s health care law while infuriating many congressional Republicans with a tactic they consider futile, self-serving and detrimental to the party’s political hopes in 2014. Cruz, the Texan who’s been anything but a waityour-turn freshman, and Lee, the tea party-backed giant slayer from Utah’s 2010 election, spent months this summer pressuring Republicans to link any stopgap spending bill to keep the government running with permanently starving President Barack Obama’s health overhaul of

money. The two former Supreme Court clerks are determined to reverse what the conservative court of Chief Justice John Roberts upheld in 2012 – Obama’s signature domestic law. The senators scored a win Friday when the Republican-led House, pushed by rambunctious rank-and-file members, passed a spending measure that would unravel the law. But the approach faces near-certain defeat in the Democratic-controlled Senate, where lawmakers in both parties complain that Cruz and Lee have pushed a losing cause. In the meantime, their strategy has roiled many in the GOP, with plenty of public and private carping.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, subtly challenged Cruz and Lee to back up their words next Sen. Ted week. “ I e x p e c t Cruz my Senate col- R-Texas leagues to be up for the battle,” Boehner said. Several Republicans complain that the tactic could lead to a government shutdown on Oct. 1, the start of the new budget year, that would undercut the GOP politically as the party faces a Democratic president weakened by missteps on Syria. They question Cruz and Lee’s uncompromising approach, which has raised

money for outside conservative groups and provided them with more than 1 million signatures on Sen. Mike a “Defund It” Lee petition; those R-Utah are names that could be mined for future fundraising. Cruz’s recent political moves have stirred talk of a 2016 presidential run. Some Republicans privately fume that Cruz and Lee, stars of “Defund Obamacare” ads from the Senate Conservatives Fund, come off as the only two Republicans opposed to the health care law when in fact Republicans were united for months against Obama and the Democrats in trying

to head off the law in 2009 and still vehemently oppose it. Looking ahead to next year’s elections, Republican Sen. Bob Corker said he held a fundraiser at his Tennessee home for the state’s senior senator, Lamar Alexander, a steady conservative who is seeking a third term. “Now he’s [Alexander] using that money to defend himself against ads that Republicans are helping create,” said Corker said, questioning whether the defund ads were “a thoughtful way of going about changing policy.” Alexander has countered any misperceptions with a commercial spot that highlights his 23 votes against the health care law, describes him as leading the “conservative fight against Obamacare”

and shows his winter 2010 exchange with Obama over premium costs at a White House forum with lawmakers. The internecine fight, brutally on display in GOP primaries in Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee, could undermine the GOP’s legitimate shot at winning a Senate majority next year. Twenty-one Democratic seats are on state ballots next year compared with 14 Republican, and the GOP will need to gain six seats to win control of the 100-member chamber. “I hate Obamacare,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. “I think it’s one of the worst things that’s been peddled off on America. I don’t blame anybody for doing what they can to try to kill it, but there should be an end game.”

Cop’s credibility key to murder suspect’s retrial Autism The ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX – On the final morning of 4-year-old Christopher Milke’s life, his mother sent him off to visit Santa Claus at a Phoenix shopping mall in a triceratops sweatshirt and cowboy boots. Within hours, the little boy with the blond bangs and dark eyes was dead, shot three times in the head, his body curled in a dry desert wash on the fringe of the city. Investigators quickly zeroed in on the mother, Debra Jean Milke, later condemned by her own family for treating Christopher with contempt. She was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death. But nearly 24 years after the crime, the case returns to a courtroom Monday – with the verdict and the detective who cemented it effectively on trial. A day after the killing, then-Phoenix police Detective Armando Saldate Jr. sat down alone with Milke to question her. A half-hour later, the young mother was arrested for plotting Christopher’s murder based on a detailed confession, one whose veracity she and her defend-

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Debra Jean Milke attends a hearing Aug. 1 at the Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix as she awaits a retrial in the 1989 shooting death of her 4-year-old son, Christopher. Nearly 24 years later, the case will be returning to the courtroom – with the verdict and the detective who made it possible effectively on trial. ers have refuted ever since. But Saldate, a 21-year veteran of the force, proved a most convincing witness. Listening to him, jurors looked past the fact that he had ignored a directive to record the interview, failed to secure a witness to observe it and destroyed his notes. And prosecutors did not share with them, or Milke’s own lawyer, a personnel record that included previous allegations of misconduct.

It came down to his hardboiled version of the truth over hers, based on words uttered in an interrogation room turned “into a black box, leaving no objectively verifiable proof as to what happened inside,” an appellate court opined in a scathing March decision setting aside Milke’s conviction. “No civilized system of justice should have to depend on such flimsy evidence,” the court said.

This month, Milke was released on $250,000 bond as prosecutors prepare to bring her to trial once more. But holes in the case feed doubts that linger among both those certain of her guilt and those convinced of her innocence. Confronting those questions cannot bring Christopher back, but it is forcing reexamination of the system sworn to do him justice. After all, the detective’s testimony put Debbie Milke away. Now, will troubling questions about his police work and the way it was presented by prosecutors ensure her freedom? When Milke came home to Phoenix in the fall of 1988, she was a 25-year-old single mom searching for a job and a place to live, and trying to keep her distance from an ex-husband she despised. The two were, nevertheless, bound together by a son. Christopher was a rambunctious kid who liked cartoons and tearing around on a Big Wheel. In fading photos, the boy flashes a winning smile. But he also showed a hyperactive streak, throwing fits those close to Milke said got under her skin. In that

way, he echoed his father, Mark, an alcoholic, back then, who served time for driving under the influence with a suspended license. “He looked like my clone,” recalls Christopher’s father, who has since changed his name to Arizona Milke and remains convinced of his exwife’s guilt. “Debbie often called him Mark by mistake, and he’d get this Kool-Aid grin on his face and say ‘I’m not Mark. I’m Chris. Mark’s my daddy.’” After the couple split, Milke and Christopher stayed for a time in Colorado with family friend Dorothy Markwell, who remembers Milke as a “young mom trying to make it with her child.” “She wasn’t a bad mom. She was a mom still learning,” Markwell says, recalling how Milke read to Christopher each night and how she panicked when the boy wandered away and ended up at a neighbor’s home. But Markwell confirms her testimony at Milke’s trial: “Yeah, she would say ‘This kid looks so much like Mark I can’t stand it!’” she says. “Does that mean she was wanting him murdered? No!”

United Nations may see big action on Syria, Iran The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – After years of estrangement, the United States and Russia are joined as partners in a bold plan to rid Syria of chemical weapons. More surprising yet, American and Iranian leaders – after an exchange of courteous letters – may meet in New York for the first time since the Islamic revolution swept Iran nearly 35 years ago. Hopes are unusually high as world leaders gather at the United Nations this week. While the results are far from certain, all players in the delicate diplomacy confronting them in the coming days could even come out winners in a

world increasingly fraught with zero-sum outcomes. It begins with the U.N. Security Council scrambling Barack to put together Obama a resolution U.S. president that is sweeping enough to ensure that Syrian President Bashar Assad surrenders all his chemical arms, and with sufficient penalties to discourage him from reneging. The five permanent members of the Security Council – the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France – all hold veto power, and Russia has not shied from blocking a council

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resolution that would punish Syrian behavior in the civil war. The Russians were especially vigorous in promising to veto air strikes to punish Syria for the Aug. 21 chemical attack that killed hundreds of people in a Damascus suburb. The U.S. blames Assad’s regime for the attack; Russia says there is no proof that the regime was responsible and

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suggests it may have been the rebels who carried it out. Lacking U.N. approval, U.S. President Vladimir Putin Barack Obama Russian – who had president warned last year that Assad’s use of chemical weapons would cross a “red line” – was nevertheless about to wage a limited air offensive against Syria but pulled up short and sought U.S. congressional approval. It then quickly became clear that Obama would not get that backing, with polls showing the American public solidly against any further military involvement in

the Middle East. At that point, Russian President Vladimir Putin stepped in and strong-armed Assad into agreeing to turn over his chemical arsenal to international control and destruction. Obama, faced with the prospect of attacking Syria against the will of both the U.S. Congress and the U.N. Security Council, jumped to accept the Russian gambit. “Putin has put himself on the line. This was not done lightly. This was not done to embarrass Obama,” said Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus at New York University. “This was done for what Putin and [Foreign Minister Sergey] Lavrov think is Russia’s national interest.”

project looks for early signs The ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA – A partnership between an autism research center and the state of Georgia is working to boost early detection and diagnosis of the disorder. Research shows that 1 in 88 children in the U.S. have autism spectrum disorder, which includes developmental disabilities that affect the ability to communicate, understand language and relate to others. In Georgia, state and contract employees are being trained to work with day care operators and pre-K providers to identify early warning signs and support parents. Research shows that symptoms can be detected as early as the first two years of life, and early intervention is key. “Today, if I get a phone call and someone says they’ve got an 8-year-old who is unable to speak and is in need of our help, I know we can help that child. But we cannot help that child nearly as much as we could have if we got that same phone call when that child was 2,” said Don Mueller, executive director of the Marcus Autism Center. “The associated disabilities of autism are not inevitable. They don’t have to happen in many kids. We can intervene and change the course.” Marcus Autism Center, which operates under the umbrella of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is one of three institutions designated as an Autism Center of Excellence by the National Institutes of Health. The center’s effort with the state Department of Early Care and Learning is part of a broader goal to enhance community outreach and build community resources for children with autism and their families.


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Chiquita seeks dismissal of Colombian lawsuits The ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI – Faced with potentially billions of dollars in legal liability, Chiquita Brands International is asking a federal appeals court to block lawsuits filed against it in the U.S. by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed in that country’s bloody, decades-long civil war. The produce giant, which long had huge banana plantations in Colombia, has admitted paying a right-wing Colombian paramilitary group $1.7 million over a seven-year period. The Charlotte, N.C.-based company insists it was blackmailed into paying or risking violence against its own operations and employees, although in 2007 Chiquita pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges that it had supported terrorists. It paid a $25 million fine.

The Colombian lawsuits, consolidated for pretrial action before a federal judge in West Palm Beach, want Chiquita held liable for thousands of deaths at the hands of the AUC, the Spanish acronym for the right-wing United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia. The Colombian relatives have won several key pretrial rulings, but now Chiquita is taking its fight for dismissal to a new level. In essence, Chiquita wants the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the lawsuits because, the company claims, each murder cannot be tied specifically to the company. It’s not enough, Chiquita’s lawyers say in court papers, to assume the company’s payments to the AUC meant Chiquita knew about and supported those individual killings. Chiquita also says the Colombian cases should be tossed

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A rosary hangs Friday from a makeshift memorial on a lamp post across the street from the Washington Navy Yard in Washington. A gunman killed 12 people in the Navy Yard on Monday before being fatally shot in a gun battle with law enforcement.

Navy contractor failed to spot red flags in clearances The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – A little more than 24 hours after an IT contractor shot a dozen workers at the Washington Navy Yard, the company’s CEO told the Navy secretary he had the experience to help improve military security. The email from The Experts chief Thomas Hoshko, which included descriptions of his background and expertise, stunned some Navy leaders in the wake of the shootings Monday that left 13 people dead, including the gunman, former Navy reservist Aaron Alexis. Ray Mabus The corre- Secretary of spondence also the Navy fueled concern about what defense officials believe may have been failures by the company to alert the military about Alexis’ apparent mental health problems. In the email, which The Associated Press obtained, Hoshko said he was “dramatically” affected by the shootings and wrote that “my heart and prayers go out to the families and friends of those innocent victims.” But the email quickly moves on, with Hoshko laying out his work experience and offering his services. He wrote that he was “confident that I can provide valuable input and solutions to the process that will provide better security for the military, contractors and civilians.” Navy officials confirmed that email was sent to Secretary Ray Mabus. They declined to characterize its contents. Florida-based The Experts declined to comment.

Revelation of the email comes as the Navy and the Defense Department review Alexis’ Navy service history, the Pentagon’s security clearance procedures, safety at defense installations around the world and the responsibilities that contractors have in reviewing their workers and notifying the military about potential problems. One of the first reviews, examining the nearly four years of Alexis’ troubled Navy career, is almost complete, according to the Navy. Mabus had asked for a review of Alexis’ service record to determine if his behavioral problems while in the Navy should have affected his ability to keep his security clearance. A secret security clearance is good for 10 years. It carries over, even if a worker leaves the military and joins a private company, as long as the gap between the two jobs is not more than two years. The Experts twice conducted a typical employee background check of Alexis, but found only a traffic violation. As a result, Alexis’ clearance level was simply verified when he went to work for The Experts, but no additional research or checks were done. Officials have acknowledged that many red flags may have been missed in the months and years before Alexis brought a sawed-off shotgun into Building 197 at the Navy Yard in the District of Columbia and began shooting. Alexis had maintained his secret level security clearance and passed at least two background checks despite a string of minor arrests, mental health issues and some recent bouts of suspicious conduct that raised worries even within the company.

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Statistics show conflicting results on state obesity rates • OVERWEIGHT Continued from page A1 By 2010, obesity rates in both age groups had increased to 18 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That study also found that about one-third of children ages 2 to 19 were considered overweight or obese in 2010, compared with about 69 percent of adults. The effects are serious and widespread, and there might be no better illustration of obesity’s rapid rise and the corresponding detriment to health than an observation in a 2005 study in The New England Journal of Medicine, which found that this generation of children could end up living shorter lives than their parents. “If you think of the giant advances that we’ve made from a health care perspective, as far as longevity and lifespan,” said Dr. Bob Topp, childhood obesity expert and associate dean of Marquette University’s college of nursing, “that curve is going to flatten out and decline.” Joe Cyganowski for Shaw Media

Issue hard to define Broken down by state, disparities emerge between separate studies, and it’s unclear where Illinois falls. A 2007 study by the National Survey on Children’s Health showed the state carried an obesity rate of 20.7 percent among 10- to 17-year-olds, fourth worst in the country. But divisions of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found much different results more recently. In 2009, the CDC found 11.9 percent of high schoolers in the state were obese. The center found 14.6 percent of children aged 2 to 5 were obese in 2010. The CDC’s stats underscore the unpredictability of the survey system, as obesity numbers tend to increase with age. Meaghan Haak, health promotion coordinator for the McHenry County Department of Health, said that only recently has the education community started to

Husmann Elementary school student Zack Karlow sprints at the end of the testing cycle. Karlow was able to tally more than 60 lengths before he ran out of time during the CATCH testing program. collect data on obesity. She said kids now must have their body mass index, or BMI, tested in kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade, a measure that she believes will lead to more reliable statistics down the road. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Until then, local experts are left mainly guessing about the exact severity of the issue within the county. “I think, nationally, they’re seeing a plateau,” Haak said. “We’re hoping that ... because we’re using evidence-based programs, we’re going to see the same results in McHenry County.” Obesity numbers skyrocket in areas of economic disadvantage. In a study conducted by Chicago Public Schools during the 2010-

11 school year, 29.2 percent of sixth-graders were obese. Topp said part of that can be attributed to the fact poor areas generally are “food deserts.” “There aren’t grocery stores for 4 miles,” Topp said. “The only source of food is [convenience] stores. And C-stores do not stock what we think of as healthy foods.”

Increase has many causes There are many reasons for childhood obesity’s rise, but experts often start the discussion by noting changes to American society during the past two or three decades. Fast food and soda – filled with empty calories, and sold cheap and in large quantities – are everywhere and fit neatly into our on-the-go lifestyles. Advertising

is heavy for those products, and often geared toward kids – $1.6 billion is spent annually on food advertising to children and adolescents, according to the Federal Trade Commission. “There’s so much temptation,” said Teresa Wolf, science specialist in Crystal Lake’s District 47. “People are busy, their lives are busy. It’s easy to pull into a fast-food place and get something to eat.” Topp added that, specifically in middle- to upper-class areas such as McHenry County, families often prepare prepackaged foods even when they don’t go out. “A lot of families in those communities are two-income families, and they’re not cooking a meal,” he said. In addition, technology


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makes it easier than ever to stay entertained without expending much energy. As the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity noted in its 124-page report in 2010, “screen time” is up among children, as kids continue to sit in front of TVs, computers and gaming systems. One of the major issues, according to Topp, is that the health care system doesn’t know how to treat obesity. It’s a behavioral disease, and requires prevention rather than medication or surgery. But that fact has led to a “tipping point,” said Beverly Henry, an associate professor of nutrition and dietetics at Northern Illinois University. There are now many organizations working to find solutions. But, while Haak believes the trend is starting to plateau, Henry and others are unsure whether the scattered efforts have so far led to tangible results. It was only 2010 when people stopped questioning whether obesity was a national problem that would dig into the pocketbooks of the entire population, Henry said. Schools – in a down economy, responsible for two meals a day in many cases – have been as slow as anyone to identify the severity of the issue. “Schools are kind of busy thinking they can educate those students,” Henry said. “They have to come to the table and say how does having a child with a healthy lifestyle help them have educational success.” McHenry County schools in the past two or three years have turned more attention toward health programs, and they’re not alone. Local hospitals, the McHenry County Department of Health, the Sage YMCA and others have put forth programs to curb the childhood obesity epidemic in the last few years. It remains to be seen if and to what degree those efforts will affect local children. “In the beginning, everyone comes to the table with their own agenda,” Henry said. “It takes a while to form that common goal and that common plan.”

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Lawmaker left braver after abduction Pakistan releases Spate of attacks on high-profile Afghan women continue senior Afghan Taliban prisoner The ASSOCIATED PRESS

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban kidnappers moved her to at least 13 homes, made her sleep on the ground, and kept asking where she’d been, what she’d done and whom she knew. Every few days, she would be given a chance to call her family. Still, the militants would push her only so far – they knew they needed to keep their bargaining chip in good shape. Fariba Ahmadi Kakar’s four-week ordeal ended this month after the Afghan government gave in to her captors’ demands to free some prisoners. In an interview with The Associated Press, the 39-yearold Afghan lawmaker gave a rare account of what it’s like for a woman to be held captive by the Islamist insurgents. “I wasn’t tortured. I wasn’t under constant stress. But I wasn’t free,” Kakar said. She’s also lucky to be alive. Since July, several prominent women have been attacked in Afghanistan. Among them: two police officers who were killed in the south, an Indian author living in eastern Afghanistan who was killed years after her memoir about 1990s life under Taliban rule became a Bollywood film; and a senator who was wounded in an ambush. These and other attacks on female leaders in recent years have generally been blamed on the Taliban, although the Afghan militant group, mindful of cultural sensitivities, usually does not admit to targeting women. The assaults have added to growing fears that what few gains Afghan women have made since the U.S. toppled the Taliban government in 2001 could be erased once American-led foreign troops finish withdrawing next year. Being a woman in the public eye is a special challenge in Afghanistan, where tribal and


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Afghan lawmaker Fariba Ahmadi Kakar speaks during an interview Tuesday with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. Since July, several prominent women have been attacked in Afghanistan, the most recent incidents in many attacks on female leaders in recent years that have generally been blamed on the Taliban, although the Afghan militant group, mindful of cultural sensitivities, usually does not admit to targeting women. conservative Islamic mores have long subjected women across the social spectrum to violence and discrimination. The spotlight can be a shield, making men think twice about mistreating a woman and perhaps even guaranteeing that she’ll be assigned a bodyguard. At the same time, it can make a woman a more attractive target for insurgents hoping to spread fear and weaken confidence in the Afghan government. Kakar is one of 69 female lawmakers in the 249-seat lower house of parliament, and she’s never been naive about the danger she and other prominent Afghan women face. Still, her initial encounter with her kidnappers was so swift and shocking it’s still something of a blur today. Kakar, her four children, her bodyguard and her driver were traveling from southern Kandahar province to Kabul, the Afghan capital, when a

handful of armed militants on motorbikes appeared ahead of them on the outskirts of Ghazni city. The gunmen made the driver turn off the highway onto a bumpy, dirt road that led to a small village. The militants put the group in the home of an Afghan Taliban family, separating the men from the women and saying little. Kakar quickly began pleading with the captors to free her three daughters and son, ages 2 to 20. She tried to calm her children but did not downplay what was happening. “I told them, ‘This is the situation in this country. I will try to make sure you are safe,’” she said. The Taliban fighters let her call her family. Within a couple of days her children were released to her mother and brother. Kakar, though, was shifted from place to place and kept separate from her driver and bodyguard.



Just days before the kidnapping, a fellow female legislator was wounded in an ambush by suspected Taliban gunmen. Sen. Rouh Gul Khairzad’s young daughter was killed, as was a bodyguard. The militants who kidnapped Kakar had a different goal: They wanted the government to release some prisoners, and Kakar was their leverage. In recounting her ordeal, Kakar wavered from calm to anger to wariness, and wouldn’t always delve into details. The ordeal has left Kakar more determined to pursue her political activism, especially in light of next year’s presidential election, which she says will be a “lie” when so many Afghans lack access to government services or basic information. “I am even braver than before,” she said. “I will defend Afghanistan, especially the women, until the last drop of my blood.”

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan freed the Afghan Taliban’s former deputy leader on Saturday after years of detention in a move that many officials in Islamabad and Kabul hope will aid Afghanistan’s struggling peace process. But others doubt Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will do much good, and the United States, which opposed his release, is worried he could return to the battlefield. That could give the Taliban in Afghanistan a boost at a time when the U.S. is drawing down its troops and increasingly relying on Afghan forces to fight insurgents. Kabul has demanded Islamabad free Baradar ever since he was arrested in a joint raid in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2010 after holding secret peace talks with the Afghan government. Pakistan resisted for years, exacerbating tense relations with neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistan’s change of heart came amid a renewed push to help strike a peace deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government before the U.S. withdraws most of its combat troops by 2014. Pakistan is increasingly worried that further instability in Afghanistan could make it more difficult to fight Islamic militants at home. Baradar was released Saturday, said Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry. Baradar will remain in Pakistan after his release and will be provided with tight security, said Pakistani intelligence and security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because

they were not authorized to talk to the media. He will be free to meet with anyone he chooses, they said. Presumably that could include talks with Taliban commanders and Afghan officials to aid the peace effort. Baradar’s family, which lives in Karachi, had not heard from him by Saturday evening, said a family friend, speaking on condition of anonymity because he did not have the family’s permission to talk to the media. Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman welcomed Baradar’s release and urged Pakistan to ensure that he is accessible to the High Peace Council, which has been tasked by the Afghan government to negotiate with the Taliban. “We want Mullah Baradar to be safe and accessible with reachable address, so he can contribute to the Afghan peace process,” spokesman Aimal Faizi said in a statement. Baradar, who is around 50 years old, was one of the founding members of the Taliban along with the group’s leader Mullah Omar. He served as a senior military leader and deputy defense minister after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in 1996. Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil, who served as foreign minister when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, also hailed Bardar’s release and cautioned Pakistan not to try to control his movements now that he is free. “They also have to allow him contact with Taliban leaders and for him to be useful for peace in Afghanistan,” Muttawakil told The Associated Press.

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Assault on Iraq funeral, other attacks kill 96 The ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD – Two suicide bombers, one in an explosives-laden car and the other on foot, struck a cluster of funeral tents packed with mourning families in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad, the deadliest in a string of attacks around Iraq that killed at least 96 people on Saturday. The assaults, the latest in a months-long surge of violence, are a chilling reminder of insurgents’ determination

to re-ignite sectarian conflict more than a decade after the U.S.-led invasion. Thousands of Iraqis have been killed in violent attacks in recent months – a level of bloodshed not seen since Iraq pulled back from the brink of civil war in 2008 – despite appeals for restraint from Shiite and Sunni political leaders. The attack on the funeral was one of the largest single terrorist assaults on civilians in Iraq in recent years. It happened shortly before sunset in

the densely populated Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City in northeastern Baghdad. Police said at least 72 people were killed and more than 120 were wounded in that attack. One bomber was able to drive up near the tent before detonating his deadly payload, and another on foot blew himself up nearby, police said. The explosions set the tents and several nearby cars on fire, sending a towering plume of thick black smoke over the city.

“I saw several charred bodies on the ground and tents on fire and also burning cars. Wounded people were screaming in pain,” said Sheik Sattar al-Fartousi, one of the mourners. “The scene was horrible. The funeral turned into an inferno.” He said the first blast went off as dinner was being served in one of several tents set up for the funeral of a member of the al-Fartousi tribe. He estimated that more than 500 people were attending the event.

Civilian pickup trucks loaded with casualties and ambulances with sirens blaring raced from the scene. Hussein Abdul-Khaliq, a government employee who lives near the bomb site, said the tents were packed with mourners when the blasts went off. He described seeing several lifeless bodies on the ground, and wounded women and children. The clothes of several victims were soaked with blood, and firefighters had to leave the scene to refill

tanker trucks with water as they struggled to contain an immense blaze, he said. “This funeral was not a military post or a ministry building, yet it was still targeted,” Abdul-Khaliq said. “This shows that no place and no one is safe in Iraq.” Less than two hours after the funeral attack, another car bomb blast struck a commercial street in the nearby Ur neighborhood, killing nine people and wounding 14, according to police.

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Armed police leave Saturday after entering the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday, killing at least 39 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya’s capital that was hosting a children’s day event, a Red Cross official and witnesses said.

Foreigners among casualties • KENYA Continued from page A1 Foreigners were among the casualties. France’s president said that two French women were killed. Two Canadians were killed, including a diplomat, said the Canadian prime minister. Four American citizens were reported injured but not killed in the attack, the State Department said Saturday. Early Sunday morning, 12 hours after the attack began, gunmen remained holed up inside the mall with an unknown number of hostages. President Uhuru Kenyatta called the security operation under way “delicate” and said a top priority was to safeguard hostages. As the attack began shortly after noon Saturday, the al-Qaida-linked gunmen asked the victims they had cornered if they were Muslim: Those who answered yes were free to go, several witnesses said. The non-Muslims were not. Somalia’s Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility and said the attack was retribution for Kenyan forces’ 2011 push into Somalia. The rebels threatened more attacks. Al-Shabab said on its Twitter feed that Kenyan security officials were trying to open negotiations. “There will be no negotiations whatsoever,” alShabab tweeted. As night fell in Kenya’s capital, two contingents of army special forces troops moved inside the mall. Police and military surrounded the huge shopping complex as helicopters buzzed overhead. An Associated Press reporter said he saw a wounded Kenyan soldier put into an ambulance at nightfall, an indication, perhaps, of a continuing shoot-out inside. Witnesses said at least five gunmen – including at least one woman – first attacked an outdoor cafe at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, a shiny, new shopping center that includes Nike, Adidas and Bose stores. The mall’s ownership is Israeli, and security experts have long said the structure made an attractive terrorist target. The attack began shortly after noon with bursts of gunfire and grenades. Shoppers – expatriates and affluent Kenyans – fled in any direction

that might be safe: into back corners of stores, back service hallways and bank vaults. Over the next several hours, pockets of people trickled out of the mall as undercover police moved in. Some of the wounded were trundled out in shopping carts. “We started by hearing gunshots downstairs and outside. Later we heard them come inside. We took cover. Then we saw two gunmen wearing black turbans. I saw them shoot,” said Patrick Kuria, an employee at Artcaffe, the restaurant with shady outdoor seating. Frank Mugungu, an off-duty army sergeant major, said he saw four male attackers and one female attacker. “One was Somali,” he said, adding that the others were black, suggesting that they could have been Kenyan or another nationality. Al-Shabab, on its Twitter feed, said that it has many times warned Kenya’s government that failure to remove its forces from Somalia “would have severe consequences.” The group claimed that its gunmen had killed 100 people, but its assertions are often exaggerated. “The attack at #WestgateMall is just a very tiny fraction of what Muslims in Somalia experience at the hands of Kenyan invaders,” al-Shabab said. Another tweet said: “For long we have waged war against the Kenyans in our land, now it’s time to shift the battleground and take the war to their land #Westgate.” Al-Shabab’s Twitter account was suspended shortly after its claim of responsibility and threats against Kenya. Twitter’s terms of service forbid making threats. Al-Shabab threatened in late 2011 to unleash a largescale attack in Nairobi. Kenya has seen a regular spate of grenade attacks since then but never such a large terrorist assault. Nairobi’s mortuary superintendent, Sammy Nyongesa Jacob, said Africans, Asians and Caucasians were among the bodies brought to the mortuary. The U.S. State Department condemned “this senseless act of violence that has resulted in death and injury for many innocent men, women, and children.”

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JERUSALEM – A Palestinian lured an Israeli soldier to a village in the West Bank and killed him with the intention of trading the body for his brother jailed for terror attacks, Israel’s intelligence agency said Saturday, in a slaying that casts another shadow on U.S. mediated peace talks that restarted this summer. The killing further sours the atmosphere for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, which resumed in July for the first time in nearly five years. The deaths of several Palestinians in Israeli raids in the West Bank intended to

detain militants involved in attacks has also caused tensions, with the Palestinian side canceling one session last month in response. Israel has made its security concerns a top priority in talks. The 20-year-old soldier was reported missing late Friday and Israeli forces began looking for him, the Shin Bet intelligence agency said. The search led the troops to Nidal Amar, a 42-year-old Palestinian from Beit Amin village near the city of Qalqiliya in the northern West Bank. Amar was arrested and confessed to killing the soldier, whom he knew because they worked at the same

restaurant in the coastal city of Bat Yam in central Israel, the agency said. The military identified the slain soldier as Sgt. Tomer Hazan from Bat Yam. According to Shin Bet, the Palestinian recounted how he had picked up Hazan in a taxi on Friday after convincing him to accept a ride. He took the Israeli to an open field, killed him and hid his body in a well, the agency said. Israeli forces raided Amar’s home early Saturday, interrogating and arresting Amar and his brother. Shin Bet said Amar confessed to intending to trade Hazan’s body for another

brother, in an Israeli jail since 2003 for his role in several terror attacks. He then showed the Israeli forces where the body was hidden. The agency did not say how Amar convinced the soldier to join him on the ride Friday. A senior military official said initial investigations suggested that Palestinian individuals planned the attack on their own, not on the orders of any militant groups. The official did not elaborate on who else may have been involved in the plot besides Amar. The jailed brother had been involved in shootings and bombings, the official said.


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Watchdog gets details of Syrian chemical arsenal The ASSOCIATED PRESS THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Technical experts at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were reviewing Saturday a further disclosure from Syria about its chemical weapons program. A day earlier, the body that polices the global treaty out-

ment aimed at swiftly ridding Syria of its chemical arsenal, Damascus had until Saturday to submit a full list to the organization of its chemical weapons and production facilities so they can be secured and destroyed. U.S. officials said last week that Washington and Moscow agreed that Syria had roughly

lawing chemical weapons said it had received a preliminary submission from Syria. No details have been released of what is in the Syrian declarations, and OPCW spokesman Michael Luhan refused to give any more information about the latest submission. Under a U.S.-Russia agree-

Homeowners have 30 days to appeal Tax appeal deadlines

• ASSESSMENT Continued from page A1 appeals that Ross’ office has received in recent years prompted him to ask township assessors to push up their timetables. Last year, the first townships didn’t publish until late July, and the two largest by population, Algonquin and Grafton, didn’t publish until the end of October and mid-November, resulting in a last-minute deluge for the Board of Review to handle. Assessments for Richmond Township, typically the first to be finished, published the first week of June, instead of late July as in previous years. And Grafton, which last year was the last to publish, was among the first this year. “I probably couldn’t have asked for anything better. We’re still spread out, but we started earlier,” Ross said. The county last year fielded almost 10,000 assessment appeals for this year’s tax bills. By comparison, a decade ago the county received only 677 appeals. Had township assessors taken too long, a new state law would give Ross and oth-

Deadlines are approaching for property owners in several McHenry County townships to appeal their assessments. n Property owners in Chemung and Riley townships have until Monday. n Nunda Township property owners have until Wednesday. n Marengo Township property owners have until Oct. 11. Assessments for Algonquin and Burton townships are expected to be published next week and early October, respectively. The deadlines for all other McHenry County townships have passed.

1,100 tons of chemical weapons agents and precursors, including blister agents, such as sulfur and mustard gas and nerve agents like sarin. In the aftermath of the U.N. report that concluded sarin had been used in an Aug. 21 attack in Damascus, the Hague-based chemical weapons watchdog is looking for ways to fast-track

moves to secure and destroy Syria’s arsenal of poison gas and nerve agents as well as its production facilities. However, diplomatic efforts to speed up the process are moving slowly. A meeting initially scheduled for Sunday at which the organization’s 41-nation executive council was to have discussed a U.S.-Russian

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er county assessors a stick to move things along. Should a township assessor miss the deadline, which for McHenry County is Oct. 15, Ross would have had the option to seize the assessment book and finish the job. Homeowners have 30 days from the date of publication to appeal their assessments, each of which is heard by a board of review. Tax bills cannot be mailed out until every hearing is finished and all parcels in the county have their assessments set. Assessments, or one-third of a property’s value, determine a property owner’s share of taxing districts’ extensions for property-tax bills due the next year. The main culprit for tax bills rising while property


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Healthier lives for kids We want what’s best for our children. Which is why we all should be paying attention to the childhood obesity epidemic in our country. More importantly, we all should be acting to reverse this troubling trend. In 1980, U.S. children ages 6 to 11 and 12 to 19 held obesity rates of 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively. By 2010, obesity rates in both age groups had increased to 18 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Causes for the For the record problem vary, but usually included Obesity is now classified as a are societal disease by the American Medichanges such as cal Association. Prevention is children spending the best medicine. more time in front of TVs, computers and gaming systems. The food we eat too – inexpensive fast food and soda, filled with empty calories and sold in large quantities – fit better into on-the-go lifestyles than taking time to cook a healthy meal. It would seem to be a problem with a simple solution – eat healthier and increase physical activity, and children should be healthier. But the problem is behavioral, not logical. And it’s anything but simple. Besides having additional health problems such as diabetes or asthma, overweight children are more susceptible to bullying from their peers. Their unhealthy habits likely will continue into adulthood. There could be longterm mental health issues. Thankfully, more agencies and organizations are realizing the need to act. In McHenry County schools, ramped-up efforts in recent years include introducing the Coordinated Approach To Child Health program, or CATCH, which seeks to boost school education on healthy eating and exercise habits, and reform physical activities and cafeteria offerings. It’s in 26 county schools so far. The Sage YMCA holds a Healthy Kids Day each year, combining fitness activities and healthy snacks with seminars on creating a healthy family. It also offers a health-minded summer camp and after-school programs. Health-care systems such as Centegra hold programs like Kids in Motion, where children exercise and learn healthy habits with a personal trainer while their parents learn how to promote family fitness. Obesity is a disease best treated by preventing it from happening at all. The efforts done so far locally are encouraging – but they are just the start. Communities must embrace the need to reverse this epidemic. The consequence of not doing so may best be summed up by this observation in a 2005 study in The New England Journal of Medicine: this generation of children could end up living shorter lives than their parents. We want what’s best for our children. When it comes to their general health, we need to start showing it.

8IT’S YOUR WRITE Helpful people To the Editor: I would like to thank the two young men who came to my aid on Saturday, Sept. 14. My car stalled in front of Menards off Route 14 and they moved it and waited until I had help on the way. There are good and helpful people here in Crystal Lake. Many thanks from a handicapped lady. Barbara Hugi Crystal Lake

Stop playing politics To the Editor: It was amusing to see Doug Meyer’s Sept. 4 letter to the editor attempting to justify McHenry County Republican Party Chairman/State Rep. Mike Tryon’s refusal to support pension reform legislation in the Illinois House of Representatives. Mr. Meyer failed to address the thousands of dollars that Tryon regularly accepts from teachers’ unions. The fact is that over the past year, Tryon was one of the largest recipients of teachers’ union cash in the entire General Assembly. That may help explain his refusal to vote for pension

reform. Mr. Meyer then went on to blame House Speaker Mike Madigan and those who support him for all the problems in Illinois. That is particularly amusing for two reasons: first, Mr. Meyer’s letter was in response to a letter from Mr. Tom Ganka (Aug. 22), a letter that simply encouraged readers to investigate the context behind Tryon’s votes and in no way identified support for Madigan in any way; second, Tryon, the county Republican Party chairman and champion of the teachers’ union’s anti-pension reform position, has voted for Madigan as speaker of the House on at least three occasions. So according to Mr. Meyer’s logic, Tryon is as culpable as anyone for the current problems in Illinois. It’s time for Tryon and his supporters to stop playing politics and be honest with the voters. Amy Appel Wonder Lake

Early American values, Pt. 2 To the Editor: Part 1 of this letter ended giving historic evidence that under any circumstances, early Americans

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met their obligations. I said I would give two examples of early American values. The second one is the Homestead Act. This gave immigrants a plot of land. The requirements to receive permanent title were: The recipient of the homestead must occupy the property and improve it for one year. Failure to meet these requirements would eliminate the homesteader’s opportunity to obtain a permanent title to the property. There are other examples of the quality of early American character. The 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence knew the British Empire would consider this an act of treason for which the penalty was death. Those Americans volunteering for military service during the Revolutionary War brought with

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them their own clothes, arms and munitions if they had them. Many wealthy individuals who served contributed their fortunes, and in some cases lost their lives. Some of these wealthy men were penniless at the end of the war. These are the people referred to by great American visionaries as the people responsible for the success of America. America came from near the bottom of the world’s nations to the unquestioned top in just 200 years. Even if you discounted my belief that God’s blessing is responsible for America’s success, you have to agree the American values and character of its residents are the reason for America’s success. See part 3 next month. Clifford Evenson Johnsburg

Will 2013 ‘cooling’ put an end to climate change concerns? There is a tradition in politics that is similar to one in the legal profession: When evidence supports your position, make your argument based on the evidence, but when it argues against your position, ignore the evidence and appeal to emotion. The evidence is piling up that “climate change,” formerly known as “global warming,” is losing evidentiary support, despite recent “preliminary findings” by a group of “experts” from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that a Washington Post editorial suggests may prove, “warming has boosted the chances, in some cases significantly, that certain unwelcome weather or weather-related disasters will occur.” The Post and other “true believers” ignore or ridicule a growing body of evidence rebutting their beliefs. Most bad weather – from hurricanes, which have been few this season, to tornadoes – are unwelcome

by those in their paths, but these weather phenomena have existed for centuries. Both sides seem to agree that CO2 levels are elevated, but they don’t agree on whether that will cause dangerous climate change, including rising temperatures and turbulent weather. The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change argues, “The human effect is likely to be small relative to natural variability, and whatever small warming is likely to occur will produce benefits as well as costs.” Yet the climate change cultists continue to focus on melting polar ice caps and “displaced” polar bears as part of their emotional appeal for government to “fix” the problem. Now comes a report in the UK Daily Mail that “eminent scientists” have observed a record return of the Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60 percent in a year, covering with ice almost 1 million more square miles of ocean

VIEWS Cal Thomas than in 2012. In 2007, the BBC reported that by 2013, global warming would leave the Arctic “ice free.” Oops! Just how silly this is getting is an assertion by some activists that the current tensions in Syria might be linked to climate change. That’s not as harebrained as a newspaper report in January 1933, which said, “Yo-Yo Banned in Syria, Blamed for Drought by Moslems.” The Syrians of 1933 actually believed the up and down of a toy yo-yo affected the weather. If it went down and sprang right back up, rain. If it went down and didn’t spring up, drought. Police reportedly patrolled the streets, confiscating the toy. Ridiculous? Not as

ridiculous as some of the junk science coming out of climate research circles today. Last March, the Daily Mail reported that global temperatures are about to drop “below the level that the (computer) models forecast with ‘90 percent certainty.’” Marc Morano, a former staff member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (whose web page offers numerous scientific articles debunking climate change), emails me: “As a long observer of the global weather movement, I can say that the events of 2013 (have) been one of the most devastating to the movement. Both poles have record expanding ice. Global temperatures have failed to rise for 15 plus years, sea level rise is failing to accelerate, tornadoes are at record lows, hurricanes are near record low activity ... 2013 may be the year in which manmade global warming fears

enter the dustbin of history.” I doubt it. Too many people have too much invested in perpetuating this fiction. Billions of dollars and other currencies have been diverted into “green” projects in a Chicken Little attempt to stop the sky from falling. The BBC reports it as fact in virtually every story it does on the environment. Ditto the American media. Most media ignore evidence that counters climate change proponents. Former Vice President Al Gore has made a personal fortune promoting the cult of global warming, a cult being partially defined as a belief system that ignores proof contrary to its beliefs. Perhaps the climate change counter-revolutionaries should adopt the yo-yo as their symbol and send Gore and his apostles a box of them.

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MOTORCYCLIST HURT ON ROUTE 14 CRYSTAL LAKE – A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries after an accident Saturday afternoon, Crystal Lake police said. The motorcycle and another vehicle were westbound on Route 14, east of Pingree Road, when the two collided, Sgt. Tom Kotlowski said. The accident is still being investigated, and there were conflicting reports about whether the vehicle rear-ended the motorcycle or the motorcycle changed lanes into the vehicle, he said. The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, Kotlowski said. He was alert and conscious following the accident. He was not wearing a helmet, Kotlowski said. His name was not released pending notification of the family. Kotlowski was not aware of whether the motorcyclist had been released from the hospital by Saturday night. Police do not believe either driver was impaired and do not believe that distracted driving played a role, he said.

Grafton set to pay for hall Township on target to secure town hall ownership with loan, savings By STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO HUNTLEY – Grafton Township will look to use a $200,000 loan and other budgeted mon-

ey to reclaim ownership of its town hall, an effort that could close a turbulent chapter in the township’s history. The Grafton Township Board unanimously autho-

rized the township last week to borrow $200,000 and appropriate $100,000 to pay the Grafton Road District the remaining $300,000 owed for the title and deed of the town hall

along Vine Street in Huntley. “Once that is completed, we have officially put to rest all of the problems the [former board] had in the past,” Supervisor Jim Kearns said.

The Road District bought the town hall after the township planned to build a new $2.5 million building along

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– Emily K. Coleman

CLERGY ORGANIZE TO PREVENT VIOLENCE McHENRY – At a meeting Aug. 23, seven local ministers met to form Clergy and Laity For Non-Violence. This group is open to any clergy or lay members of congregations and religious groups in McHenry County and is committed to the principle of nonviolence whether it is in opposition to gun homicide, domestic violence, bullying in school or any other form of violence. The group will meet again at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3706 St. Paul St., McHenry. Other religious leaders and lay persons are invited to join the conversation. Last winter, members of the Social Justice Committee of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation decided to reach out to local religious communities in response to school shootings and other violence. The Rev. Dan Larsen, minister emeritus of the congregation, was selected to spearhead that effort. After months of exchanging letters and individual consultations, the group decided to broaden its focus from gun violence to all violence and the culture of violence that inflicts our communities and nation. For information, call Larsen at 815-338-2234.

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Big brother Adam Varrassi (right) helps Hunter Johnson, 10, both of Crystal Lake, to the top of a pile of logs Sept. 14 at Sterne’s Woods in Veteran Acres Park. “We’re just buddies, we like hanging out,” said Varrassi, who has been the big brother to Hunter for a little more than a year, going to various events and spending time with him.

BIG BROTHERS IN SMALL SUPPLY Program’s wait list lacks male volunteers By JIM DALLKE CRYSTAL LAKE – Adam Varrassi and Hunter Johnson are searching for Devil’s Pit. The two have been here before, deep in the back of Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake. Hunter, 10, leads the way, twisting and turning his way through hills and tall grass. Adam, 29, lets Hunter navigate even after several wrong turns.

Adam and Hunter met through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of McHenry County. The two were matched up in July 2012 and have grown a bond stronger than either would have expected. “We’re kind of bromigos, right?” Adam says to a grinning Hunter as the two take a break from hiking. “We just like hanging out. We like the same things. He’s big into baseball. I played


Hunter Johnson, 10, celebrates being the first down a hill with Adam Varrassi while hiking at Sterne’s Woods in Veteran Acres Park.

Centennial celebration New builder for continues at Three Oaks Prairie Trail bridge CL kicking off 100th year; more festivities Sunday By EMILY K. COLEMAN

Edwin Borter Sr. 84, Crystal Lake Elizabeth S. Fischer 74, Algonquin Steven F. Kormanak 77, Woodstock Jerry L. Ray 75, Woodstock Frederick Paul Tucci 48, Algonquin Camden J. Wubs 27, Volo OBITUARIES on page B7

CRYSTAL LAKE – Threeyear-old Paityn Prince was more than ready to see Modern Day Romeos. The band was scheduled to go on at 7:30 p.m., the last band of the second night of the Crystal Lake Centennial Kick-Off Festival at Three Oaks Recreation Area, and the preceding band hadn’t finished playing yet. “I want to go watch them set up,” she told her parents, Kira and Jeff Prince, as they sat at a picnic table, finishing up corn on the cob and nachos. Paityn is the band’s No. 1 groupie, her mother said. “They gave her a drum stick and a guitar pick,

Replacement now on schedule to be finished in Nov. By EMILY K. COLEMAN

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Kevin Skiera stands on the beach Saturday dressed as a Stormtrooper from the film “Star Wars” during the Crystal Lake Centennial Kick-Off Festival at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake. and she’s been hooked ever since,” Kira Prince said. The Crystal Lake festival was the fourth time the family has gone to see Modern

Day Romeos, a group that bills itself as the “quintessential party band” and


ALGONQUIN – The section of the Prairie Trail that connects Algonquin and Crystal Lake could be open by November. The popular bike and pedestrian path that connects the southern end of McHenry County to the Wisconsin border has been closed to through traffic because of a delay in replacing the bridge that takes the Prairie Trail over a small creek north of Meyer Drive. The bridge was removed in February, and work on a new bridge was expected to be completed by April.

The supplier never delivered the bridge, said Ken Copenhaver, the owner of Copenhaver Construction, the firm originally hired to replace the bridge, adding that he offered to buy another bridge. But the McHenry County Conservation District’s board of trustees decided to go with another firm, hiring Carmichael Construction Inc. at its meeting Thursday evening to finish the project. The Marengo firm was the second-lowest bidder when the district originally solicited bids, district spokeswoman Wendy Kummerer said. The conservation district will pay Carmichael Construction about $111,000, an amount calculated off its original bid of $198,500.

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Township looks to improve response times on water By EMILY K. COLEMAN

“There are a lot of incidents on the river. You’d be amazed. Many of the dives that I’ve been on have been on the river. It’s hard to say it’s one spot [the Fox river or Pistakee lake] more than the other.” McHENRY – In the hopes of cutting down its response time, the McHenry Township Fire Protection District is looking for a place to dock its new rescue boat, its chief said. The district bought the boat for $52,000 in July, replacing a boat that was donated by the McHenry Rotary Club 25 years ago and has now been donated to the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District. The new boat is – and the old boat was – kept at Station 2, 3710 Johnsburg Road in Johnsburg, because of its proximity to the Fox River and Pistakee Lake, Fire Chief Tony Huemann said. If the district could find a place to dock the boat in the water, it could reduce the response time by about half, Huemann said. It’s currently at 15 to 20 minutes depending on where the incident is. “It does really, truly become a rescue boat then instead of a recovery boat,” Huemann said. The district is in the exploratory phase of the process, he said. It is evaluating sites, both existing docks and places to build. While the district would rather not pay for the site, the top priorities are location and security, he said. Besides covering seven communities over 56 square miles, the district also responds to drownings and med-

Tony Huemann Fire Chief for the McHenry Township Fire Protection District ical calls on boats on the Fox River and Pistakee Lake, so the site should be centrally located, Huemann said. “There are a lot of incidents on the river,” Huemann said. “You’d be amazed. Many of the dives that I’ve been on have been on the river. It’s hard to say it’s one spot [the river or the lake] more than the other.” From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the district responds to incidents on the waterways about two or three times a month, and the boat is deployed onto the lake during fireworks displays. Crews also have been training twice a month since the purchase of the new boat. The district bought the boat because of the age of the 1984 boat and because it needed a larger boat to handle the new, more sophisticated equipment the district uses, Huemann said.


Childhood obesity presentation at MCC If you go

By JEFF ENGELHARDT CRYSTAL LAKE – A new student organization at McHenry County College hopes to shed light on childhood obesity issues in its first event. The McHenry County College Activities Board will host a presentation and question-and-answer session Thursday on how to address childhood obesity issues as a parent-student or a busy young professional. The event, which will be at the Luecht Conference Center from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature Rachel Mintle and Keeley Gallaugher of the McHenry County Health Department. The health educators will discuss how to encourage children to be healthy and active, and how to set an example of healthy living even with a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. Toni Ehredt, a member of the college activities board, said the presentation is part of a series of events the organization has done relating to balanc-

n What: McHenry County Health Department’s childhood obesity presentation n When: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday n Where: McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake ing health and busy schedules. She said the group demonstrated a juice bar on how to make a healthy, transportable snack and a smaller presentation on how to incorporate fitness into daily routines. She said the series is hopefully the first of many that will address relevant issues for McHenry County College students, which is the reason the organization was formed this year. “We felt there was more of a need for meaningful programming that directly tackles things relevant to the student body,” Ehredt said. “We have a lot of commuter students and students who are parents, so we thought this would be something of interest.”

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Road projects span Route 31 By KEVIN P. CRAVER This week we’ll start with the ongoing projects to improve Route 31, or roads that connect with it, spanning the entire county. • ROUTES 31 AND 176: The $10.18 million widening and modernizing of the intersection of Routes 31 and 176 is still slow going. You may want to find an alternate north-south route during peak travel hours.

• SPEAKING OF ROUTE 31: That closure Friday afternoon between Cary and Klasen roads north of downtown Algonquin was caused by a gas leak.

• AND SPEAKING OF ALGONQUIN: Watch for workers and delays as workers continue a $33 million project to build a 2-mile, four-lane highway west of downtown Algonquin to relieve congestion on Route 31. Algonquin Road between Main Street and Meyer Drive will be down to one lane through this fall. Watch for lane closures on Route 31/

Main Street. South Main Street has one lane closed between Edgewood and Huntington drives, and North Main Street has one lane closed between Cary-Algonquin Road and Linden Avenue. Huntington Drive will remain closed between Circle Drive and South Main Street through summer 2014. A detour to Edgewood Drive is posted. As long as we’re talking about Route 31 ... • JOHNSBURG ROAD: Only westbound traffic is allowed to travel along the road from Chapel Hill Road to Cherokee Drive. Eastbound traffic is being rerouted through a Route 31, Route 120, Chapel Hill Road detour. Work this week will focus on the stretch between Riverside Drive and Route 31, including roadway base, storm sewers and light pole foundations. Expect temporary lane changes downtown during work hours.

• CHARLES J. MILLER ROAD: Work is ongoing to create another two-lane span over the

Fox River and widen Miller Road to four lanes with dedicated turn lanes from Route 31 to River Road. The first phase, which consists primarily of building the new span and improving the intersection of Miller and River roads, will cost about $12 million and is anticipated to be finished by the end of October, weather permitting. • KREUTZER ROAD: Kreutzer Road west of Route 47 is closed as part of the project to extend the road west to Main Street. Drivers still can access the shopping center south of the closed stretch through access points along Route 47. The closure is expected to last a month to six weeks. • ROUTE 22: Repaving work continues on Route 22 from Route 14 to Route 12. Work is expected to be finished in October. Also watch out for emergency vehicles, given that Route 22 is the main access to Advocate Good Shepherd. Road workers will be giving priority to those vehicles.

• INTERSTATE 90 AND ROUTE 47: Be prepared for delays along Route 47 as work continues to create a full interchange. The completion date for the $69 million project is set for late fall.

• LAWRENCE ROAD BRIDGE: Lawrence Road is down to one lane with a temporary traffic signal as workers replace the bridge over Piscasaw Creek. Weidner Road is closed at its intersection with Lawrence Road. The project is scheduled to be finished at the end of October. • READ ALL ABOUT IT: You can sign up at NWHerald. com/newsletter to get a weekly email update on road projects throughout construction season. You also can find updates online at

Sources: McHenry County Division of Transportation, Kane County Division of Transportation, Village of Algonquin, Village of Huntley, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Toll Highway Authority.


Fire district considers hiring consultant facilities plan, its board of trustees decided Thursday evening. The consultant – if the district’s board decides to hire one after receiving the qualifications – would assess the district’s space needs and put together a game plan to make sure what happened with the district’s main station doesn’t happen again, Chief Tony Huemann said. The board had put the expansion on hold after bids

for the construction of a 4,700-square-foot expansion of administrative offices at the main station, 3601 W. Elm St. in McHenry, came in $2 million over the estimates. The lowest bid was $4.4 million, compared with the $2.4 million to $2.8 million the district expected. The district already had spent more than $1 million to buy neighboring land for parking lots, to demolish the buildings there and to cover architecture expenses. “Rather than just moving forward with just doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that, let’s figure out what our

space needs are,” Huemann said. “Let’s come up with a comprehensive plan before we start spending any money.” Firms will have until Friday to submit their qualifications, Huemann said, adding that the timeline is tight so the strategic facilities plan can be done before the district does its annual budgeting. A request for qualifications means that firms will not include cost estimates in their submissions, but Huemann said it will get cost proposals from more than one firm, something the law doesn’t require it to do.

by the McHenry County Food and Farmland Task Force, the McHenry County Farm Bureau and the McHenry County Food Cooperative. The McHenry County Food and Farmland Task Force was formed to conduct a comprehensive local food assessment within McHenry County. The

task force is led by Openlands, a regional land conservation organization, which seeks to survey producers, consumers, restaurants, chefs, caterers and grocery stores regarding local food use within the county. The McHenry County Food Cooperative’s vision is to

launch a member-owned and run grocery store (food cooperative) promoting a healthy, ethical and resilient community with a full product line. To sign up at various interest levels, visit or email

District space needs would be examined as part of board decision By EMILY K. COLEMAN McHENRY – Nearly 18 months after the proposed expansion of the Elm Street fire station was put on hold, the district is taking a step backward. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District will issue a request for qualifications from firms that could put together a comprehensive, districtwide strategic

8LOCAL BRIEF Food Cooperative plans assessment presentation WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Food Cooperative and local food assessment presentation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McHenry County Farm Bureau, 1102 McConnell Road. Presentations will be made

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Crystal Lake Park District offers wagon rides NORTHWEST HERALD CRYSTAL LAKE – From now until Nov. 3, families and groups can celebrate autumn with a Crystal Lake Park District wagon ride and good times around a campfire.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Button House open to public Sunday afternoon McHENRY – When Samantha McCollom Button died at age 102 in 1934, she was one of the last two Civil War mothers in the country. An Ohio native, Button’s family moved to the area when she was 6 years old, settling near a lake that bears a slightly altered version of their name, according to a synopsis prepared by the city’s Landmark Commission. The oldest of Button’s three sons, Clinton Rorer, enlisted in the 8th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Calvary in early 1864 and died of an illness in August of that year. Button first moved into the house at 3715 Waukegan Road in McHenry in 1851 and later returned to it after the death of her second husband, staying there until her death in 1934. The house will be open to the public Sunday afternoon following a 1 p.m. short presentation of a newly designed plaque to the owners of the home. Re-enactors in Civil War dress will explain some of the period’s history. Information about the Landmark Commission is available on the city’s website, www. Forms will be available Sunday for those interested in applying for a plaque for their property.

The wagon ride goes into Sterne’s Woods, located north of Veteran Acres at 5617 Hillside Road. The tractor-drawn wagon ride takes up to 20 participants into the deep woods. Afterward, they will enjoy time around

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Young Republicans to host Constitution symposium CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Young Republicans are celebrating Constitution Week (through Monday) by sponsoring a symposium, “The Constitution and You,” that aims to educate the public about the country’s founding document. The event will start at 6 p.m. Monday in the conference center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14. The Young Republicans will host noted constitutional writer Chad Kent and WLS Radio host Dan Proft as speakers. Before the forum, there will be a free pizza social and political organization fair. For information, call Melissa Denker at 847-533-1390.

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MCCD schedules youth bike ride for Saturday RICHMOND – Kids ages 12 to 15 are invited come out and enjoy a 10-mile bike ride from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on Prairie Trail starting at North Branch Conservation Area, 11500 N. Keystone Road, Richmond. The McHenry County Conservation District trip will begin at North Branch Conservation Area and conclude at Petersen Park in McHenry. The group will stop at Glacial Park on the way for some exploration activities and group games. Registration and fee are required by Monday. The program is free for county residents and costs $5 for nonresidents. Registration is accepted online, by phone at 815-4795779, by mail at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake, or walk-in at Lost Valley Visitor Center, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood.

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Celebration to be yearlong

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• CENTENNIAL Continued from page B1

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plays popular classics from the ’80s and ’90s and newer hits. Paityn now knows all the words to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Thrift Shop,” Kira Prince said. The Princes weren’t the only family out enjoying the cool fall weather – though Jeff Prince said he was ready to check out the fireplace built into the pavilion near the stage. Children were climbing over the playground and hitting the carnival rides, including the Tilt-a-Whirl and Matterhorn, and trying their hand at games. Magicians and clowns performed, and fireworks were set to cap the night. The festival is part of a yearlong celebration of the city’s 100th birthday since it was incorporated. It also was a chance to check out the three-yearold Three Oaks Recreation Area, said Kathy Bock, who

News to your phone Text NWHCRYSTALLAKE to 74574 to sign up for CRYSTAL LAKE news text alerts from the Northwest Herald. Message and data rates apply. has lived in Crystal Lake on and off for 30 years but hadn’t made it down to the park before. “I’m happy I came because I think it’s just pretty,” she said. “The location is beautiful.” Another day of festivities is planned for noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Three bands will be playing at the main stage, with Libido Funk Circus headlining, while the beach area hosts a magician and stilt walker, a comedy juggler and kite-flying demonstrations. Admission is $5 to the Main Stage for adults, with free entry available to those 16 and younger, seniors and people with military IDs. Parking is $10 on-site, but a free shuttle service will run from the old Walmart.

(From left) Michael Clemons, 12, Trista Clemons, 10, and Raven Lee, 9, look for insects to catch with bug nets Saturday during a fall celebration at the Rush Creek Conservation Area in Harvard.

No alternative route given • BRIDGE Continued from page B1 Copenhaver Construction, a firm based in Gilberts, originally had been awarded the bid for $165,000. The district has paid Copenhaver $55,197 for the site and other preparation work that was completed. The district paid a $40,000 deposit for the manufacturing cost of the bridge, which is still good, Kummerer said. Updates on the bridge

ABOVE: McHenry County Conservation District volunteer Shelly Kaplan helps Raven Lee, 9, of Rockford catch insects using a bug net. RIGHT: Joan Laymon of the McHenry County Horse Club stands with Kiowa, a leopard appaloosa.

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. • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday– Springbrook Community Church, 10115 Algonquin Road, Huntley. • 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday – Zion Lutheran Church, 4206 W. Elm ST., McHenry. All

8PUBLIC ACCESS MONDAY District 3 school board When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: Fox River Grove Middle School Library, 401 Orchard St. District 26 school board When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: Cary Junior High School, 2109 Crystal Lake Road McHenry County Board of Health When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Annex A, Woodstock McHenry County Board Management Services Committee When: 8:30 a.m. Monday Where: Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission When: 8:30 a.m. Monday Where: Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock Spring Grove Police Commission When: 9 a.m. Monday Where: Spring Grove Police Department conference room, 7401 Meyer Road

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Coordinator stresses relationship is that of friends, not father-son • BIG BROTHERS Continued from page B1 baseball my whole life. Not to mention he’s super cool, and I’m always trying to be as cool as him. It’s just a friendship and it’s kind of just growing organically.” But lately at Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County, that type of relationship has been in short supply. Currently there are 21 boys and three girls who have yet to be matched up with a Big Brother or Big Sister, and the program hasn’t had a new volunteer through its doors since June. “Currently we have zero male volunteers on our waiting list,” said Dena Hernandez, director of programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters McHenry. “We have none, which is not normal.” This year the program has matched 316 boys and girls with Bigs, compared with 540 children in 2012, Hernandez said. While it’s not unusual for the program to have a lag in volunteers – especially during the summer – Hernandez said this has been the highest numbers of children on the waiting list in “recent memory.” “Our greatest need, and this seems to be our challenge, is finding male mentors,” Hernandez said. “Someone they could just look up to. Be a friend. Someone they could hang out with. Toss a football. It’s very simple.” Hernandez said that men are typically hesitant to join because they think they don’t have the time or are uneasy about filling the role of a child’s father. While the program does require an 18-month commitment, Bigs and Littles are required to

“Our greatest need, and this seems to be our challenge, is finding male mentors. Someone they could just look up to. Be a friend. Someone they could hang out with. Toss a football. It’s very simple.” Dena Hernandez Director of programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters McHenry

meet just two to four times a month. And Bigs are not replacing a parent, but rather giving the child a friend, Hernandez said. “Men get a little nervous because they think it’s more than what it really is,” she said. “[The Big and Little] can do various activities. Basically whatever the Big is looking to do. We offer a case manager to help support the match who calls them monthly to ask how things are going.” Climbing up a short but steep incline, Hunter is certain he knows the way to Devil’s Pit this time. At the top of the hill Hunter points it out; it’s roughly 50 yards away and at the bottom of another hill. Adam agrees and the two slide down the other side of the incline and trek toward the spot. They come to a large pile of tree stumps that block their path to Devil’s Pit. Hunter starts climbing over the stumps. They wobble with each step he takes, and Hunter nearly slips off the pile. “I’m gonna make an executive decision,” Adam says. “We can’t go over this. We need to go around.” It’s the first time Adam

has rerouted the adventurers, and the two peel off and attempt Devil’s Pit from another direction. “Adam does a really good job of being a friend but also giving [Hunter] constructive feedback, which we really like,” said Kelley Rice, Adam and Hunter’s case manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters. “They’re really fun to watch interact. You know it’s not just lip service when I call and check in with them. To see them interact, it really is a big brother/little brother kind of thing.” Adam and Hunter usually meet once a week, although that’s not the norm, Rice said. But she is hoping that more men will volunteer their time and begin to develop a bond like Adam and Hunter have. “[Adam’s] not a parent. He’s a friend,” Rice said. “That’s one thing we want to stress. It’s someone to be a friend. Men get misled because they say, ‘I don’t want to be his dad.’ You’re not his dad. You’re his friend.” Adam said he got involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters after the program ran a 30 Bigs in 30 Days campaign in 2012, which is something Hernandez said they may do again. He and Hunter have become so close that Adam plans to continue their friendship even past the 18-month commitment. “I’m looking forward to seeing him get out of elementary school and go to junior high,” Adam said. “I remember making that transition, and I’m looking forward to seeing that happen and being there for him when the going gets tough.” An hour and a half into the hike, Hunter leads the two down another path toward Devil’s Pit. Adam follows confidently behind.

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Brian Stewart and Stephanie Rivera pick up trash along the bank of the Fox River on Saturday during the “It’s Our River Day” celebration and cleanup in Algonquin.

Township averaged monthly legal fees of $15,724 for past three years • TOWN HALL Continued from page B1 Haligus Road in 2009. But a lawsuit from former Supervisor Linda Moore and other Grafton residents halted the township’s plans. The plan to take ownership back from the Road District consequently stalled, as lawsuits and conflicts between Moore and the former Grafton trustees mounted. The infighting nearly bankrupted the township earlier this year, after the former board made the final $300,000 installment to the district only to realize that the move would drain the township’s finances. Kearns now will look to secure a loan in mid-October, and repayment to the district would begin.

“Our plan is to have it paid off, and the deed and title of the property will revert back to the township like it was supposed to be done in the past.” Jim Kearns, Grafton Township supervisor “Our plan is to have it paid off, and the deed and title of the property will revert back to the township like it was supposed to be done in the past,” Kearns said. “This is completing what the electors voted to do over the last four years.” The $200,000 loan at a 4.25 interest rate will be paid back in four years, Kearns said. A dramatic reduction in legal fees has created room in current and future budgets to cover the loan, he said. The township, in fact, had a total legal bill of $228 last month. The township on av-

erage spent $15,724 a month on legal fees in the past three years under old leadership. Kearns and an overhauled board have been busy paying the township’s unpaid vendors and attorney fees since taking office in May. The board relied on incoming property-tax revenue and austere spending to try to replenish the township’s near-bankrupt finances. The new repayment plan for the hall will end the $1,050 monthly rent payments the township had been making to the Road District to occupy the building, Kearns said.


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MCC offers single-day excursions for tours program NORTHWEST HERALD CRYSTAL LAKE – Browse through Galena, explore a Germantown neighborhood in Chicago, attend “Wicked the Musical” or join a photo safari through the Northwest Territory with one-day trips offered this fall by McHenry County College’s Trips and Tours program. • German Fest-Chicago: Explore the Old Germantown

neighborhood on Lincoln Avenue, affectionately known as “Sauerkraut Boulevard,” to view the picturesque wall mural depicting scenes from the German countryside and browse the quaint European-style stores, bakery and delicatessen. A lunch is included at the Brauhaus, followed by a tour of the DANK Haus German-American Cultural Center. This day trip will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday. The cost is $99. Use course ID: NST S19 025 when registering. • Autumn in Galena: Enjoy an autumn day in scenic Galena. Shop downtown, eat lunch, and enjoy a tour and tasting at Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery. This tour will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Trip participants will meet in the MCC Commons. The cost is $119 and includes lunch. To register, use

course ID: NST S10 004.

• Galena and the Northwest Territory Photo Safari: Take in breathtaking scenery through the Northwest Territory that includes visits to a winery, a farmers market, pottery studios, and an alpaca fleece demonstration. Other photo ops will include pumpkins, cobblestone streets, a fall art show and even an old stockade. An optional hot-air balloon ride

Born: Feb. 7, 1929; in Little Rock, Ark. Died: Sept. 18, 2013; in Crystal Lake CRYSTAL LAKE – Edwin Borter Sr. was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Little Rock, Ark., to Fritz and Elsie (nee Gramms) Borter. He passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Crystal Lake. Edwin served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1949. He also was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1307 as well as being an involved member of the Antioch Moose Lodge. He was a hard-working man, owning Miah Construction for many years. Edwin is survived by his wife, Suzane (nee Riley), whom he married in 1983 in Charlotte, N.C.; his children, Deborah (fiancé, Stanley Broederdorf), Jeffrey (Paulette) and Stephen (Mary) Borter and Edwin (Diane) Borter Jr.; stepchildren, Scott Hagerman and Rhonda (Mark) Castle; daughterin-law, Sue; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Gregory; brothers, William and Charlie Borter; and sister, Shirley Ford. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Road, Cary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010, or Fair Oaks Health Care Center, 471 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. For information, visit www. or call 847-639-2191. Sign the guest book at www.

ELIZABETH S. FISCHER Born: Aug. 7, 1939; in Jefferson City, Mo. Died: Sept. 18, 2013; in Arlington Heights ALGONQUIN – Elizabeth S. Fischer, 74, of Algonquin, passed away the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights. Her passing was peaceful and her family was with her. Elizabeth (“Liz”) and her husband of 42 years, Hubert, who preceded her in death, came to the Algonquin area in 1964. She was a devoted mother to John Fischer (Natasha) of Algonquin and Ann Casten (Walter) of Kenosha, Wis. She also took pride in being a grandmother to Johannah Casten. Liz was a dedicated schoolteacher and touched the lives of many Barrington-area children while teaching at North Barrington Elementary School until she retired in 2003. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends at her Door County home in Sister Bay, Wis. She had a love for wildflowers and bird watching. Travel also gave her great joy. Her most recent trip was to Kenya, Africa, this past March. As an active member of her church, she shared her home and love with St. John’s Lutheran Church Charities’ comfort dog, Butler, as her primary caregiver. Liz’s parents were Hugo and Dora Schott of Jefferson City, Mo. They preceded her in death. She leaves behind several dear cousins, Darlene Whited, Jim Hofmann (Marilyn), Steve Erhart (Elaine), Phillis Erhart and Louise High (Frank); her brother-in-law, Earl Fischer (Shirley); and her nieces and nephews, Denise O’Farrell (Gary), Jeff Fischer (Sheila), Debbie

• “Wicked the Musical”: The witches of Oz are back by popular demand. Lunch is

on one’s own before the 2 p.m. matinee. Loge seats. This tour will be from 9:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and will meet in the MCC Commons. The cost is $149. To register, use course ID: NST S31 010. To register for any of these trips, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588. No refunds are available for any of these trips. For information, call Claudia Terrones at 815-455-8782.



is available for an additional fee. This tour departs from Rock Valley Community College in Rockford. Students will be contacted by the Photo Safari Network the week of the safari with details. This day trip will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12. The cost is $99. To register, use course ID: NST S20 010.

Bain (Rick) and Jerrell Fischer (Jill). Liz will be deeply missed by all that knew her. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Her funeral service will include a visitation starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, with service to follow at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Memorials may be given in Liz’s honor to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Sign the guest book at www.

KIMBERLY HOGAN Born: July 9, 1963 Died: Sept. 18, 2013 CRYSTAL LAKE – The visitation for Kimberly will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. There will be a short visitation, Monday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. until the service at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Born July 9, 1963, to Roy and Cherrie, Kimberly passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at home surrounded by loving family. Kimberly had a fondness for decorating, cooking and gardening. She lived for her family. In addition to her loving husband of 22 years, Tom, Kimberly is survived by her children, Thomas “TJ” and McKenna; sisters, Tanya Siergey and Tara Barker; mother, Cherrie; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy, in 2012. Memorial donations in Kimberly’s honor may be made to the American Melanoma Foundation at To leave the family online condolences, visit www.davenportfamily. com. Call the funeral home at 815-4593411 for information. Sign the guest book at www.

STEVEN F. KORMANAK Died: Sept. 20, 2013; in Woodstock WOODSTOCK – Steven F. Kormanak, 77, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at JourneyCare Inpatient Unit in Woodstock. Funeral arrangements are pending at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock.

RITA E. POPP Died: Sept. 21, 2013

College from 1949-51 and served in the Marine Corps from 1951-53. Bob married Jean Milanowski in 1954. He retired in 1994 after a career in HVAC engineering. His greatest passion was playing guitar and singing songs that lifted us up. He is survived by his wife, Jean; and their children, Tom, Bill, Rob, Tina and Tim; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his foster daughter, Theresa Martin; and family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60067. For information, call the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine, at 847-358-7411, or visit www. Sign the guest book at www.

JERRY L. RAY Died: Sept. 21, 2013; in McHenry WOODSTOCK – Jerry L. Ray, 75, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. Arrangements are pending at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home in Woodstock. For information, call 815-338-1710 or visit

JUDY ANN TOMLINSON Born: Dec. 22, 1949 Died: Sept. 17, 2013 UNIONVILLE, Tenn. – Judy Ann Tomlinson, 63, of Unionville, Tenn., formerly of McHenry, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. She was born Dec. 22, 1949, the daughter of Harold and Rosalyn (Miller) Kollenkark. On June 19, 1971, she married Richard Tomlinson at St. John the Baptist Church. Judy worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years. She loved to spend time with her husband and sons, taking fishing trips to northern Wisconsin and other vacations. She also loved animals, especially dogs and horses. She is survived by her husband, Richard; sons, Rick (Denise) Tomlinson Jr. and Bob (Mary) Tomlinson; grandchildren, Ryne Wiley and Trevor and Austin Tomlinson; her mother, Rosalyn Kollenkark; brother, Gerald (Carol) Kollenkark; a sister, Mary (Greg) Rowlett; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold. The visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063 or email Sign the guest book at www.

WEST DUNDEE – Rita E. Popp, 63, of West Dundee, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee.



ALGONQUIN – Frederick Paul Tucci, 48, of Algonquin, passed away unexpectedly at his home

Born: Oct. 31, 1930; in Chicago Died: Sept. 19, 2013; in Palatine PALATINE – Robert W. “Bob” Pritts, 82, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Home in Palatine. Bob burst into this world on Halloween day 1930 in Chicago to Floyd and Agatha Pritts. He graduated from Maine Township in 1948, attended Chicago Technical

Born: May 6, 1965; in Amity Harbor, N.Y. Died: Sept. 15, 2013; in Algonquin

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. He was born May 6, 1965, in Amity Harbor, N.Y., to Gerald and Louise (nee Sanfilippo) of Kings Park, N.Y. Mr. Tucci proudly served as a corporal in the Marines from 1983-87. He enjoyed computers, technology, astronomy, music and history. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children. In addition to his parents, survivors include his children, Stephani Rose and Nicholas Paul Tucci of Lake in the Hills; wife, Lorraine Tucci of Lake in the Hills; and brothers, Gerald “Jerry” (Clint) Tucci Jr. of Mount Sinai, N.Y., and Brian (Kim) of Kings Park. A memorial visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Kings Park, with burial in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y. Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project,, 877-832-6997, would be appreciated. You may leave online condolences for the family at Call 815-459-3411 for information. Sign the guest book at www.

CAMDEN JAMES WUBS Born: Dec. 2, 1985; in Highland Park Died: Sept. 18, 2013; in Volo VOLO – Camden James Wubs, 27, of Volo, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at his home with family by his side. Camden was born Dec. 2, 1985, in Highland Park, the son of Daniel J. and Cherilyn A. (Baumann) Wubs. On Jan. 2, 2009, in Abilene, Texas, he married Michelle McDenut. Camden was in the USAF for five years and loved serving his country. He was an amazing husband, father, son and brother, enjoyed music, was a large Bears fan and was a man of strength. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; the apple of his eyes, his daughter, Layla; parents, Daniel and Cherilyn Wubs; grandmother, Shirley Wubs; brother and sisters, Kali Wubs (Nick) Wetzel, Klenan (Morgan) Wubs and Klana Wubs; mother-in-law, Patti Siwura; and his wife’s grandparents, Arthur and Sylvia Arispe. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Fred Wubs and Clayton and Gerallyn Baumann. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the services at noon Monday, Sept. 23, at The Chapel, 25270 W. Route 60, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be in Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery. Arrangements were by Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Sign the guest book at www.

Richmond • Anne Marie Thompson, 28, 487 W. Amberley Lane, Round Lake, was charged Sunday, Sept. 1, with possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Marengo • Bret L. Berent, 18, 20006 E. Route 14, Harvard, was charged

Thursday, Aug. 15, with drug paraphernalia possession, driving uninsured and improper display of registration plates. • Dylan J. Homatas, 18, 614 N. Hale St., Marengo, was charged Thursday, Aug. 15, with marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession. • Daniel Schroeder, 33, 318 E. Forest St., Apt. 2, Marengo, was charged Thursday, Aug. 15, with retail theft.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Edwin Borter Sr.: A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Road, Cary. For information, call Windridge Funeral Home at 847-639-2191. Patricia “Pat” L. Bossow: A celebration of life will be from 11 a.m. until a memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at D’Andrea Banquets and Conference Center, 4419 Route 14, Crystal Lake. For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-459-3411. Joseph E. Britz: A memorial gathering will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. For information, call the funeral home at 847-515-8772. Ralph Cervantes: A celebration of life will be Saturday, Oct. 12, and will include a visitation at 9 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock. For information, contact Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home in Woodstock at 815-338-1710. Terri Beth Doherty: A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Burial will be private. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Elizabeth S. Fischer: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Road in Algonquin. Her funeral service will include a visitation starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, with service to follow at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Ruth L. Hall: A memorial service will be at noon Sunday, Sept. 22, at First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. For information, call Colonial Funeral Home at 815-385-0063. Kimberly Hogan: The visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 8 p.m at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. There will be a short visitation Monday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. until the service at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. Darlene Kraemer: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Darlene will be cremated and interred in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. For information, call the funeral

home at 847-458-1700. Carol L. Meyer: The visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary. Burial will be in Windridge Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 847639-3817. Linnea Astrid Thompson Nelson: A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Millburn Congregational Church, 19073 W. Grass Lake Road, Lake Villa. For information, call Proko Funeral Home & Crematory at 262-654-3533. Kenneth W. Tomkins: A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Willow Creek Church in Barrington. For information, call Justen Funeral Home & Crematory at 815-3852400. Judy Ann Tomlinson: The visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Frederick Paul Tucci: A memorial visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Call Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-459-3411 for information. Ruth E. Van Orden: The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at G. L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Ave., Des Plaines. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights. For information, call the funeral home at 847-699-9003. Tyler B. Young: Relatives and friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. “Derby” attire is definitely appropriate. Funeral and interment services will be private. For information, contact the funeral home at 815-3381710. Camden James Wubs: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the services at noon Monday, Sept. 23, at The Chapel, 25270 W. Route 60, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be in Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery. For information, call Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry, at 815385-0063.

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Sports editor: Jon Styf • BEARS AT STEELERS, 7:30 P.M. SUNDAY, NBC, AM-780, FM-105.9

Is this the Steelers’ last stand? I suppose it would be clever to say you have to be very wary of a wounded Steeler, and the Pittsburgh Steelers at 0-2 will be all of that when the Bears come calling Sunday night. But the truth is, I’m not entirely sure what a Steeler is. My best guess is they’re steelworkers, and though I’m sure those guys are tough, I’m pretty sure I’d rather wrestle a Steeler than a Bear, wounded or otherwise. But this is the first time a Mike Tomlin-coached team has been two games under .500, and they’ll kick off the game knowing a win here AP photo puts them right back in the middle Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko of the AFC North chase with all four (94) celebrates after sacking Pittsburgh Steelers clubs stumbling out of the gate. quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) in the first These Steelers do have their half of Monday night’s game in Cincinnati. issues, but they also are only four

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush seasons removed from their last Super Bowl title and will be a desperate bunch when the Bears get to Pittsburgh. The biggest challenge the Steelers offer is at quarterback, where Ben Roethlisberger already has won two Super Bowls – Tom Brady and Eli Manning are the only other active QBs with more than one ring – and is as dangerous extending plays in the pocket as anyone in the game. Big Ben is particularly scary when his protection breaks down and he starts improvising. Bears


defenders will have to hold their coverage in pass defense much longer than usual and, with the problems they’ve had pressuring quarterbacks, it can make for an awfully long night. One factor very much in the Bears’ favor, though, is Pittsburgh is mediocre at best on offense right now, and the running game in particular is as weak as any Steelers team in recent memory. Pittsburgh drafted Le’Veon Bell in the second round after allowing former No. 1 pick Rashard Mendenhall to leave via free agency and then surprised many by releasing last year’s leading rusher, Jonathan Dwyer, in training camp.

See ARKUSH, page C9

Bears Gameday CLOCK TICKS ON BIG BEN: For a Bears defense that needs to get its pass rush humming, simply getting to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won’t be enough. ROAD TRIP NOT ALL BAD: Columnist Tom Musick ponders one of the biggest questions of the season: How will the Bears fare on the road during the Marc Trestman era? STEELERS-BEARS BREAKDOWN: Bears beat writer Kevin Fishbain breaks down Sunday night’s Steelers-Bears game and predicts the winner. PAGES C8-9


Irish take advantage of flags on key drive By LaMOND POPE Sun-Times News Group SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees lofted a pass in Corey Robinson’s direction near the front corner of the end zone. Robinson tried to outleap Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes, but he couldn’t come down with the ball. And then a flag came. Waynes was called for pass interference, the second time the Spartans were hit with the penalty in perhaps the most important drive of the game. The infraction, which took place on the first play of the fourth quarter of a tied game, placed the ball at Michigan State’s 7. Two plays later, Cam McDaniel scored the go-ahead touchdown on a seven-yard run, and the Irish held on for a 17-13 victory Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium. “We knew it was going to be tough and physical,” Rees said. “If we could’ve thought about it, we probably want to hit some of those deep balls early. For us, finding a way to win, we’re comfortable grinding games out like that. “A win’s a win. It’s hard to win games at this level, especially against a good opponent like that.” The physical nature included several penalties. Michigan State had 10 penalties for 115 yards. Notre Dame had eight for 86 yards.

Kyle Grillot –

The Jacobs co-op girls swimming team celebrates after winning the Woodstock Invitational on Saturday at Woodstock North High School. Jacobs finished first with 524 points, followed by Huntley with 501, Cary-Grove (500), McHenry (453.5), Woodstock (406) and Crystal Lake co-op (389).

Early season test passed Nicole Sanchez has hand in 3 of Golden Eagles’ 4 victories in invite

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Notre Dame receiver Corey Robinson (top) and Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes go up for a pass during the first half of Saturday night’s game in South Bend, Ind. Waynes was called for pass interference on the play.

WOODSTOCK – The Jacobs coop girls swimming team won only four events in the Woodstock Invitational on Saturday but walked away with the team championship. Nicole Sanchez was a part of three of those wins, winning the 50- (25.92) and 100-yard (56.02) freestyle events for juniors and as a member of the 400 freestyle junior/senior team. She said the Golden Eagles, who co-op with Hampshire, have a team-first attitude. “I just try and contribute so the team wins,” Sanchez said. “We try to win as a team.” Sanchez also was pretty happy with her individual performance and is not ruling out qualifying for state this season. “Those were pretty good times for how early it is,” Sanchez said. “I’m hopefully going to keep improving as the season goes along.” Jacobs finished first with 524 points followed by Huntley with 501, Cary-Grove (500), McHenry (453.5),

Kyle Grillot –

The Jacobs junior/senior 400-yard relay team of Alexa Agoranos, Nicole Sanchez, Faith Terlecki and Sydney Erickson huddle up before the start of the relay during the Woodstock Invitational on Saturday at Woodstock North High School. Woodstock (406) and Crystal Lake co-op (389). The meet is a good early season benchmark for Fox Valley Conference teams. Dundee-Crown is the only

FVC team that wasn’t at Woodstock. Golden Eagles coach Young Le said he was happy with the team win, especially because he was missing Erin Jameson, his top breaststroker,

who was taking the ACT test. “We always want to be a balanced team,” Le said. “The depth is nice.” The win doesn’t make Le overconfident looking ahead to the conference meet, though. “I’m pretty nervous about the conference,” Le said. “It could be anybody’s race. I think it’s going to be very challenging.” Jacobs won the frosh/soph 200 medley relay (2:02.64) with Julia Tokarz, Rochelle Sia, Sydney Erickson and Jessica Tokarz and the junior/ senior 400 freestyle relay (3:51.38) with Alexa Agoranos, Sanchez, Faith Terlecki and Erickson. Huntley trailed Cary-Grove most of the meet but placed second in both 400 freestyle relays to edge the Trojans for second by one point. Red Raiders coach George Keenan credits a good freshmen class (Hailey Hill, Veronica Burgos, Jacqueline Padal and Jaclyn Smitendorf) and some early morning practice sessions to his team’s improvement.

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Blessed to have the opportunity to travel with the team today, I know I will be ready when my chance comes #daybyday #keepworkin #itwillcome @AdamKulon Follow our writers on Twitter: Tom Musick – @tcmusick Jeff Arnold – @NWH_JeffArnold Joe Stevenson – @NWH_JoePrepZone

NFL: Bears at Steelers, 7:30 p.m., NBC Jay Cutler and the Bears look to move the Marc Trestman Era to 3-0 against the winless Steelers in the Bears’ first road test of the season.

Some football players from Georgia, Georgia Tech and Northwestern had the letters APU – All Players United – written on their gear during Saturday’s games as a show of solidarity that organizers hope will lead to changes in the NCAA. “It was briefly explained to me before the game,” Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah said. “It’s a campaign for NCAA reform.”

College football players are starting to unite for reform with Saturday’s display of unity (APU). Three other famous sports protests: 1. Jim McMahon’s headbands (left) 2. ’68 Olympics Black Power salute 3. Carlos Delgado refuses to stand for “God Bless America”

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FACE OFF Josh Olsen School: Marian Central Year: Senior Sport: Football

1. Who is the funniest person on your team? Thomas Lesniewski. His facial expressions and the stuff he says to go with it.

2. What TV/movie character would you most like to be? Daryl Dixon from “The Walking Dead.”

3. What do you like best about sports? The thrill of getting out there to do what you’ve been taught.

4. Which professional sports team is your favorite? The Bears.

5. What are some good words to live by? What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Avalon Nero School: Crystal Lake South Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball

1. Who is the funniest person on your team? Mary Wille because she’s always doing really weird things and keeps everyone laughing.

2. What TV/movie character would you most like to be? Katnis Everdeen from “The Hunger Games.”

3. What do you like best about sports? I like the thrill of winning and being part of a team.

4. Which professional sports team is your favorite? The White Sox.


What are some good words to live by?

Life is short, so make the most of it.

Kayla Giuliano School: Jacobs Year: Senior Sport: Cross country, track and ield


Who is the funniest person on your team?

Molly Barnes, she’s extremely weird and you never know what she’s going to do.

2. What TV/movie character would you most like to be? Dr. Brennan on “Bones” because she knows everything and that would be my dream job.

3. What do you like best about sports? The team and getting to meet new people, making a lot of new friends.

4. Which professional sports team is your favorite? The Blackhawks, we are big hockey people at my house.

5. What are some good words to live by? Look at the glass like it’s half full, you have to be positive in life.


ubs big boss man Theo Epstein created some headlines this week when he offered a noncommittal response regarding the future of second-year manager Dale Sveum. Sports editor Jon Styf and columnist Tom Musick discuss:

Musick: OK, Jon, play along with me for a moment. Let’s say you have the authority to fire someone in the world of sports right here, right now. And it can’t be me. Who gets the ax? Styf: I want to say Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell, because they are just a miserable excuse for a franchise and doing nothing to improve it, it seems. But he is way too new to the job (hired in January) to be fired already. Same goes for Rick Hahn, theoretically. So let’s fire Ron Gardenhire, whose haphazard team is nearly as bad as the Cubs and White Sox (though they also don’t have a ton of talent). Musick: I kind of like Gardenhire, even if they have been terrible for three consecutive years. If this applies to broadcasters, I would fire Chris Berman. But if we’re talking coaches or general managers, then I would give the pink slip to Rex Ryan. He’s annoying and his teams are bad. Styf: But they lost the franchise savior, Mark Sanchez. So can you really blame Rex? Back to Sveum for a minute. I just don’t see it. Was he supposed to win with that team? Was Edwin Jackson supposed to put them over the hump and make them a playoff team? They aren’t winning this year or next year anyway. And I doubt Sveum is the man to manage them when they do get good. But he certainly can coach out his contract, in my mind. Musick: I generally prefer to butt heads with you, but I think you’re right in this case. Give a guy a roster with Triple-A talent, and he will produce Triple-A results. I guess the argument against Sveum is that the team’s young core players (Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, the bat boy) have regressed this season rather than taking steps forward. But what is he supposed to do, walk up to the plate with them and help them swing the bat? Styf: Your young players do have to produce, however. The long-failing Royals were the perfect example of that this season, when George Brett came and revived Mike Moustakos and Eric Hosmer. The Cubs very easily could become the Royals. And by that I mean bad for years and years and years. They’re well on their way. They just need to avoid making trades like the Royals did when they unloaded Wil Myers. Musick: Have you heard that new song, “Royals”? It’s very catchy. But yes, it takes a long time to rebuild a baseball team, and I think that changing managers now would do little to change the direction of the Cubs. What could Joe Girardi do with this team, win another game or two? Give Sveum three, probably four years to see what he can do with a club that should be adding young talent each season. At that point, if the Cubs still are going sideways or worse, it might be time for a fresh start. By then, it also might be time to turn up the heat on Theo the Genius.

Kyle Lavand is Crystal Lake Central’s senior quarterback and one of the heroes from the Tigers’ dramatic, come-from-behind 34-27 win over Huntley on Friday night. Lavand, who threw the game-winning touchdown pass with 13.5 seconds left, is also the subject of The Kyle Lavand Fan Page (@Lavandymancan) on Twtter even though he doesn’t have a profile on the popular social media site.

Once you’re out there (in the two-minute drill) it just kind of takes (anxiety) away. It’s more off the field when you kind of have those feelings inside, when you’re a little more nervous. But when you’re out there, you’re into it and your head just gets into the game more. I mean, you have to press a little bit more and you’ve got to make plays and you’ve got to execute. We did it last year (against Huntley) and the time’s really not an issue for our offense and so you just have to execute the plays. It’s a little different mentality than the rest of the game in the sense that you have to execute and be more smart with the football.

As quarterback, you are part of every play and that’s a lot of fun. It’s like being a leader out there and you’re kind of control of the whole offense. The best part of that is that everyone looks to you and that’s a pretty cool feeling that everyone trusts you to put the game into your hands pretty much. The worst part of (being a quarterback) is the other option – say we don’t win that game. Everyone is still looking to you and so it’s one of those, either you do it or you don’t kind of things. Everyone looks to you in the good and everyone looks to you in the bad. I mean, when we win, no one talks about the (offensive) line at the end of the game and our (defense) – they’ve been really solid all year, too, and so there’s a lot of unwritten stories that no one talks about. I’m not on Twitter but I have seen the fan page. There’s not really a specific reason why I’m not on Twitter. I just like to stay out of the spotlight. But I think (the fan page) is pretty funny. Some of the Tweets are pretty funny and so I really don’t mind the page. (Being a quarterback) is kind of like a movie a little bit. It’s like “Friday Night Lights” and probably everyone knows who you are. It’s a little awkward at some point because it’s not really who I am, really. I’m not one of those big spotlight kind of guys that likes all the attention. Away from football, I’m kind of calm and one of those guys who just likes blending in with everyone. But the whole team kind of has this tight-knit family (mentality) and we all just kind of stay together, which is one of the cool things about our program.

As a senior now after growing up playing Crystal Lake Raiders, Friday nights, you went to those Friday night (varsity) games and you looked up to those guys. Now, it’s cool to be “those guys” and be whole like we watched in the movies. It’s a really cool feeling to be someone that maybe the little kids look up to now like other people were the people I looked up to. You see some of those kids practicing sometimes and you see them at our games with their Raiders jerseys on and that’s how we were. So it’s a cool feeling to be in that position now. I’m Just Saying is a regular Sunday feature. If there’s someone you’d like to see featured here, write to me at or send me a message on Twitter @NWH_JeffArnold.

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Crystal Lake Central quarterback Kyle Lavand throws the ball during the first quarter of Friday’s game against Huntley in Huntley. The Tigers defeated the Red Raiders, 34-27, on Lavand’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Eric Hjerstedt with 13.5 seconds remaining.

Huntley’s Cazel wins 100 freestyle • SWIMMING Continued from page C1 “They’re not happy about getting up six days a week, but we’re starting to see some improvement,” Keenan said. Ali Cazel won the senior 100 freestyle (57.84) for Huntley’s only win. Cary-Grove also is stronger with a solid freshmen lineup that includes Karsen Seeger, Becca Elrod and Ashlynn Baker. Seeger won the 200 freestyle (2:04.7) and freshman 100 freestyle (58.61). In the 200, Seeger was even with

Conant’s Paulina Wolska heading into the last 50 yards but had a better kick to win. “You sometimes get that moment where you have a burst of energy,” Seeger said. “I really wanted to win.” The freshmen complement junior Melissa Rose, who has qualified for state the past two years in the breaststroke. Rose joined the three freshmen to win the junior/ senior 200 medley relay (1:56.4). Trojans coach Scott Lattyak said it’s great for Rose to have a solid relay team around her and is not ruling out the possibility of getting a

relay team to state. “It’s a whole new team this year,” Lattyak said. McHenry’s Michaela Matthys won the 100 butterfly (59.43) and 100 backstroke (1:01.74). Matthys, a senior, is looking to qualify in the fly for her first trip to state. “My feelings are a lot more emotional this year,” Matthys said. “You want to end it with a big bang so you leave it with a legacy.” Gianna McGuire won the sophomore 50 freestyle (25.95) to lead Kyle Grillot – Woodstock, and Elizabeth Pieroni was second in the junior 50 freestyle Jacobs’ Nicole Sanchez competes in the 400-yard relay during the Woodstock Invitational to lead Crystal Lake. on Saturday in Woodstock.


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DeBlasi just misses record Harkins wins Cary-Grove senior falls one stroke shy of tourney record By PATRICK MASON WEST DUNDEE – CaryGrove’s Brandon DiBlasi never had carded a round under par during his high school career in an 18-hole tournament, but that changed Saturday afternoon at Randall Oaks when the senior nearly made history at the 40th annual DundeeCrown Invitational. DiBlasi fired a 1-over-par 37 on the front nine but made golfers and coaches from the 21 teams clamor around the Trojans’ scorecard as the scorers wrote his final score – a 3-under 68. DiBlasi shot a remarkable 4-under 31 on the back nine to pull within one stroke of the tournament record set last year by Fremd’s Jamie Drost. His 68 helped the Trojans to a first-place finish at the in-

vite with a 301 – a three-stroke victory over Fremd. Daniel DePrey shot a 71 for C-G while Pete Kalamaras (79) and Kyle Irlbacker (83) contributed to the win. “Brandon’s best round this year has been a 77, so for him to come here and shoot a 68 is phenomenal,” Trojans coach Kelly Muzzy said. “This being our last regular 18-hole venue before the postseason, it’s a nice time to get a round under par for him. He’s excited.” DiBlasi, the Trojans’ No. 2 golfer, had just one blemish during his nearly perfect round in which he needed only 24 putts. The tournament had a shotgun start and he started on the 14th and was a on a roll before he reached the ninth hole. He was 165 yards out on the par-5 ninth hole when he hooked his shot into the wa-

ter. His next shot hooked way right. He finished the hole after chipping onto the green and two-putting for a triple-bogey. Although it seemed as if his magical round had hit a snag, the senior bounced back and made par on 10 and 11 and birdied 12. He finished with a total of six birdies and 11 pars. “After I hit my second shot right, I realized what I did,” DiBlasi said of his triple-bogey. “It didn’t bother me too much, though. I shot a 71 here last year so I was pretty confident coming in.” As a team, the Trojans’ best round so far this season was a 319, and Muzzy figures that to advance out of the regional in a couple weeks, his team would have to shoot in the low 300s. “You’re going to have to shoot between a 300 and 305, and we really didn’t know if we could do it,” Muzzy said. “We felt like we could, but actually doing it is two different things, so it does help them to experience it so they can know.” Last year’s D-C Invitational winner, Jacobs, placed third,

this time with a 308. All four of the Golden Eagles scoring golfers turned in cards in the 70s with Jack Ramsett leading the way with a 74. Although Jacobs coach Jeremy Bauer held the large third-place trophy in his hands, he wasn’t satisfied with the finish. “We’re at our home course so we feel like we should have this huge advantage over everyone else,” Bauer said. “Some years we take advantage of it and others we get a little ahead of ourselves, and this was us getting ahead of ourselves. “I think this is a wake-up call and you have to play well every single day, and it’s win or go home when we get to the postseason,” the coach continued. “We have to change our approach.” Elsewhere, area teams Crystal Lake Central (330) placed 11th, Woodstock co-op (351) took 15th while DundeeCrown (360) and Crystal Lake South (361) finished 18th and 19th, respectively.


Woodstock 2nd in own event By JOE STEVENSON WOODSTOCK – McHenry sophomore Michael Hahndorf, experiencing the flighted Woodstock-Ryan Byrne Festival for the first time, quickly found himself in unfamiliar territory. “I’m not used to [leading] so I didn’t know how to pace myself,” Hahndorf said. “In the beginning, I started out way too fast, I went out faster than I should have. And then I just slowed down a little bit.” The Byrne Festival offers a different format with runners assigned to flights. Seven flights of runners – boys varsity and junior varsity, and girls varsity and junior varsity – are sent one group at a time, beginning with the No. 7 runners, then working up to the No. 1s. The flighted races give most runners a different perspective, as each flight counts the same toward team scores, and runners who often finish back in the pack have an opportunity to win races. Hahndorf took advantage as he won the boys varsity No. 2 flight in 16:28 on Emricson Park’s 3.1-mile course. “I like it because you know you’re running against people you can keep up with,” Hahndorf said. The race was named in honor of late Northwest Herald sports writer Ryan Byrne, whose passion for running and writing about the sport made an impact with area coaches and runners. Byrne died at the age of 23 in 1999 after a bout with cancer, but a few months after his death, former Woodstock coach Marty Sobczak and former Marian Central coach Tom Van Daele talked it over and named the meet for Byrne. Vernon Hills won the overall team title – boys and girls, varsity and junior varsity combined – with 67 points. Woodstock (90), Huntley (99) and McHenry (115) were behind the Cougars. Scores were counted for all seven flights at each level.

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Woodstock senior Liam DeWane (left) and Prairie Ridge junior Scott Hearne race for second place in the No. 3 varsity flight of the Woodstock-Ryan Byrne Cross Country Festival on Saturday in Woodstock. McHenry girls won their division with 17 points, two ahead of Woodstock. Vernon Hills won each other division, tying with Huntley in junior varsity girls. “The great thing about a flight invite is each kid gets to feel special in their particular race,” Huntley boys coach Matt Kaplan said. “I really like that each kid gets to feel what it’s like to be up front. It’s a big day for each kid, individually, to feel that much more necessary for the team.” Woodstock sophomore Grace Beattie won races as a hurdler in track and field last spring, but had not crossed the finish line first in cross country this season before Saturday’s meet.

“I’ve never had the lead in high school,” Beattie said. “There were people in front of me and I was shaking my head, but my coaches said, ‘You’re where you want to be.’ I thought, ‘They’re the coaches and they know what’s up. I slowly got everyone by the mile. It felt really good. “I never have an opportunity to finish first because Maura (Beattie, her senior sister) gets it. So it kind of gives me more confidence.” Huntley sophomore Mike Grocholski was used to finishing near the front of races early this season in freshman-sophomore competitions. Now on the varsity, he discovered that feeling again winning the No. 5 flight. “It felt really good,” Grocholski said. “It felt good to be back in front, because last varsity race I wasn’t up there. You feel like you’re going faster than you are because guys aren’t pulling away from you.” Woodstock’s Liam DeWane nipped Prairie Ridge’s Scott Hearne in a near dead heat at the finish for second place in the No. 3 flight. DeWane acknowledges the flighted races put runners outside their comfort zone. “It’s really weird,” DeWane said. “I’m used to running with Zach (Bellavia), Luke (Beattie) and Spencer (Hanson), but today I had to pace myself and I had to go out with a steady pace and keep it the whole way through. It felt pretty good.” In the boys No. 1 flight, Vernon Hills’ Kyle Whitney finished first, ahead of Woodstock’s Luke Beattie, Richmond-Burton’s James Kaht and Huntley’s Keagan Smith. McHenry’s Jesse Reiser rested Saturday and will focus on next week’s Palatine Invitational, where he will see some of the state’s best competition. Woodstock’s Maura Beattie also rested Saturday and Vernon Hills’ Vivian Overbeck won the No. 1 flight in girls varsity.


Pitner leads CL Central to invite title NORTHWEST HERALD Crystal Lake Central and senior Ryan Pitner had a big day at the Kaneland Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Elburn Forest Preserve. Pitner won the race in 15:51.1, Nick Amato and Zach Gemmel also finished in the top six and the Tigers took the team title with 41 points. Glenbard West was close behind with 53 points, and Jacobs finished third with 74. Jacobs’ Matt Johnson was second individually in 16:02.8. P.J. McKay was 13th and Cole Barkocy was 20th for Central. Glenbard West had all its five scoring runners in the top 18 spots.

SOCCER Indian Cup-Hononegah Tournament: At Rockton, the Chargers (11-0-1) opened the tourney with a 1-0 win against Champaign Centennial. William Campos scored the lone goal of the contest and Jose Gonzales made four saves for the shutout. DundeeCrown played to a scoreless tie with Hononegah, with Gonzalez making five saves for his second

shutout on the day. Hononegah advanced to the championship match on goal differential. The Golden Eagles lost their first match to Hononegah, 3-1, and won their second against Champaign Centennial, 2-1. Jacobs had a goal and an assist from Jake Blankenship in the two matches. Konrad Wasilewski and Nick Voss both added a goal. Crystal Lake South lost both of its matches in the invite. After being shut out by Springfield, 4-0, Ryan Russmann scored two goals for the Gators (5-6-3) against Guilford, but it wasn’t enough as they lost, 4-2. Gus Alvarez made seven saves in the two contests.

Rickey Rodriguez made 11 saves. Freeport tourney: At Freeport, the Warriors (7-5) lost three matches in the tourney. McHenry was shut out by Freeport, 1-0, on Friday night, and against Barrington, 6-0, on Saturday morning. The Warriors lost 5-1 to Antioch, with Luis Beltran scoring the lone goal on an assist from Frank Valle. Harvard 4, Woodstock 1: At Woodstock, Fernando Mercado scored two first-half goals with an assist for the Hornets (8-4-1), with Daniel Escobar adding a goal and an assist in their nonconference win. Freshman Will Maidment scored the lone goal for the Blue Streaks (2-8-1). Julio Arias had Marian Central 1, Johnsburg an assist and Chris Nelson made 0: At Woodstock, Liam Gries eight saves for Woodstock. scored for the Hurricanes (8-3) as they won their eighth straight GOLF match. Hunter Labas assisted on Wessels Golf Invitational: At the match’s only goal, and Ryan Sunset Golf Club in Morris, Przybysz and Jake Higgins each Jeremy Coffman took medalist had a save in the shutout. honors in the invite, shooting Woodstock North 3, Wauconda a 3-over-par 75 for the Hornets. 1: At Woodstock, the Thunder Coffman shot an even-par 36 (5-6) got goals from three play- on the front nine before dropers in the win. Ryan Allori, Luis ping a few shots on the last Balleno and Alejandro Miranda nine holes. He still managed scored for Woodstock North. to win the invite by two shots.

Harvard finished ninth with a score of 389. Tyler Garafol added a 99 for the Hornets.


Lexi Harkins continued her early season success, shooting a 2-under-par 70 to take the top spot in the Mundelein Invitational on Saturday at Countryside Golf Course in Mundelein. Harkins’ performance led her team to victory as the Tigers finished with a team score of 307, 21 shots ahead of second-place Buffalo Grove. Harkins was 1-under on both the front and back nine, and won by three strokes over Buffalo Grove’s Lauren Guaio. Larissa Luloff and Alexandra Siavelis each shot 78s for Crystal Lake Central coop, which tied for third place overall. Emily Jean and Bailey Bostle tied for seventh, both shooting 81s for the Tigers. The Skyhawks were led by Emma Johnson, who shot a 94 that helped her team to a sixth-place finish. DundeeCrown finished eighth and was led by Kylie Kost’s 93. Jacobs finished fifth and was led by Nicole Durben’s 102.

VOLLEYBALL Cougar Classic: At Vernon Hills, the Golden Eagles (9-7) went 4-1 in the tournament and finished second. Jacobs was led by Bridget Wallenberger, who had a 28 kills and 16 blocks on the day. Kyla Fitzsimmons had 23 kills and Mackie Traub dished out 67 assists. Kassie Kasper led the team in digs with 30, and Esther Onate had nine aces for Jacobs. The Golden Eagles beat Jones College Prep, Vernon Hills, Libertyville and Buffalo Grove.

Wyslak claimed victory 12-10. Huntley beat Wauconda, 4-1, and Round Lake, 5-0. Jantzen Rosales and Tamara Funke won both of their matches at No. 1 doubles for the Raiders. Johnsburg (3-8) defeated Round Lake, 5-0, and Wauconda, 3-2. The Skyhawks were led by Tiffany Maggioncalda, who won both of her matches at No.1 singles. After losing the first set to Wauconda’s Kacey Cabanban, Maggioncalda won the next set and the tiebreaker, 10-4, to win the match. Erika Szramek and Rachael Moldier won both of their matches at the No. 2 doubles for Johnsburg. Guilford Invitational: At Rockford, the Gators won the invite posting a team score of 36 points. The points came from first-place victories at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles, as well as the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Crystal Lake South only lost one match. Julia Thome led the way, going 3-0 at the No. 1 singles. Hannah Rakofsky also was undefeated, going 3-0 at the No. 2 singles. Woodstock finished fourth with a team score of 24.

Downers Grove South Tournament: At Downers Grove,

Cary-Grove won two of its three dual matches in the tournament. The Trojans defeated Bolingbrook, 4-1, and Dundee-Crown, 5-0, before losing to Metea Valley, 5-0. Alyssa Derer won at No. 1 singles against Bolingbrook and teamed up with Jessica Hinojosa to win at No. 2 doubles against Dundee-Crown. Rachel Langner and Ali Sturtecky won at No. 1 doubles Westminster Christian In- against Bolingbrook, 7-5, 6-2. vite: At Elgin, the Thunder (511) finished fourth after going CROSS COUNTRY Kaneland Invitational: At El3-2 in the invite. Woodstock North was led by Sam Ab- burn Forest Preserve, Marenbate’s 27 kills, 18 digs and five go’s Kitty Allen took second blocks over the five matches. in 19:06.1, and Crystal Lake Emily Andrychowski added Central finished second in 20 assists and 16 aces, Manda the invite. DeKalb’s Kelsey Schrader Landrey dished out 29 assists and Casey Gavers had 41 digs won in 18:30.5,and Allen held off Belvidere North’s Jenna for the Thunder. Asics Preview: At Evergreen Lutzow (19:08.1) for second. Maddie Dagley led CenPark, Marian Central went 2-3 in the tournament. The Hurri- tral with a sixth-place finish. canes (5-6), who defeated Bel- Marengo’s Allie Sprague, leville East, 25-16, 25-19, and whose training had been Fenwick, 25-23, 25-18, were led disrupted with a foot injury, by Frankie Taylor’s 29 kills returned and ran strong for and 42 digs. Hannah David add- a 10th-place finish. Marengo ed 23 kills and Alex Kaufman was sixth. Mary Fleming and Janine finished with 86 assists. Wheaton Warrenville South Orvis were 13th and 14th for Tournament: At Wheaton, Prai- Central, which finished with rie Ridge went 2-1 in the final 79 points, 15 behind team day of the tournament. The champion Geneva. Warren XC Invite: At GurnWolves (9-8) lost to Neuqua Valley before beating Down- ee, Crystal Lake South was led ers Grove South and Rosary. by Kiley Britten, who finished Kennedy McNeil led the team eighth with a time of 18:34.68. with 24 kills and 25 digs, Tay- The Gators finished 12th with lor Otto added 72 assists and 36 a score of 296. Malgozata Waz digs and Ali Witt had 21 kills. (19:18.04) was second for the Gators, 28th overall. Johnsburg’s best finish TENNIS Huntley Quad: At Huntley, was Delaney Pruitt’s (20the Red Raiders (11-2) were led 24.33), who finished 55th. by Jackie Wyslak, who won Anna Fox was second on the both of her matches at No. 1 team, finishing 73rd. Johnssingles. Wyslak’s first match, burg finished 20th. Grayslake Central’s Koriagainst Kacey Cabanban of Wauconda, went three sets na Gomez finished fifth with and went to a tiebreaker before a time of 18:30.67.

CROSS COUNTRY Warren XC Invite: At Gurnee, the Gators finished fourth with 127 points. Crystal Lake South was led by David Lenzini, who finished 10th in 15:42.36. Jon Prus was next, finishing 22nd in 16:00.45. Doug Cain (16:05.35) rounded out the top three for CLS with a 24th-place finish. The Skyhawks were led by Matt Stelmasek, who finished in 15.52.29, good for a 16th. Johnsburg finished seventh with a score of 209. The Trojans got a top-10 finish from John Cody, who finished in 15:38.98, which put him in seventh place. Cary-Grove was eighth with 247 points.

HOCKEY Prairie Ridge 5, Glenbrook South 3: At Loves Park, Kyle Buresch scored three goals as the Wolves opened their season against the Titans in a Scholastic Hockey League matchup. Carter Pierce had three assists and Alex Hentz was solid in goal for Prairie Ridge (1-0).

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Northwestern struggles offensively but defeats Maine By SETH GRUEN Chicago Sun-Times Northwestern didn’t play to its potential in any of its four nonconference games this season. That’s not coach speak. At Cal, the Wildcats struggled to finish in the red zone. Against Syracuse, NU struggled to finish off the Orange in the second half. Against Western Michigan, the Wildcats started out slowly. And in a 35-21 victory Saturday against Maine, NU couldn’t generate any offensive consistency. Still, the No. 18 Wildcats (40) are undefeated and clearly talented. Act like it, and all those mistakes might disappear. ‘‘Coach [Pat] Fitz[gerald] has been on us about that,’’ NU wide receiver Tony Jones said. ‘‘We’re ranked, [so] let’s go out there and have some swag. I’ve seen glimpses of it.

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Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian looks to pass Saturday against Maine in Evanston. Obviously, we just need to play a lot better. Swag is depending on how you’re playing. So I think we just have to step it up.’’

Against Maine, there wasn’t really a doubt the Wildcats would win the game. At times, though, it appeared NU thought the Black Bears belonged in it.

The Wildcats never would come out and say they were the more talented team, but they had to think it. There is a reason the Wildcats were the

ones holding Division I scholarships. As Jones alluded to, there were moments where the Wildcats showed flashes of the confidence they will need to bring to the field when they host No. 4 Ohio State on Oct. 5. It mostly came on defense, though, where they returned two interceptions for touchdowns. Offensively, NU looked frustrated. Throughout the game, the Wildcats struggled to run the read-option, which is the cornerstone of their no-huddle offense. At times, quarterback Kain Colter had difficulty reading when to pitch the ball and struggled to see the pass rush coming. Fitzgerald said he will need to watch the tape to determine exactly what needs to be corrected in the next two weeks, but he said he was confident after what he thought was a solid nonconference season overall.

Jones explained exactly how he would like the offense to exude more self-assuredness. ‘‘Just guys on each other’s hats, celebrating,’’ Jones said. ‘‘Just a confident demeanor about ourselves. But, obviously, that confidence has got to translate over to execution.’’ Because it has next Saturday off, NU won’t practice until Thursday. Fitzgerald said the bye week is well-timed, giving the Wildcats an opportunity to rest and correct their mistakes before beginning to game-plan for the Buckeyes. ‘‘This team needs to start school and get a week off, and then I think we can fix the things that we need to correct and we need to fix,’’ Fitzgerald said. ‘‘I think when you sputter a little bit on offense, I think sometimes the guys start trying to figure out what’s going on. It’s our job to help them and correct them.’’


NIU 43, EIU 39

NIU rallies from 20-point deficit for win Tide beats Colorado St; Buckeyes roll By ROSS JACOBSON

DeKALB – Eastern Illinois and its high-powered offense pulled out all the tricks and gave Northern Illinois everything it had in the Huskies’ home opener on Saturday. EIU took a late lead as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo found Erik Lora in the back corner of the end zone for 10-yard touchdown and a three-point lead with 9:53 remaining. But on the next possession, NIU running back Cameron Stingily rumbled 46 yards into the EIU red zone, setting up an eight-yard touchdown run by Keith Harris Jr., and the Huskies held on to win, 43-39. It was the 22nd consecutive win at Huskie Stadium for NIU (3-0). “I hope you guys believe me now that that’s the best team we’ve played to date,” NIU coach Rod Carey said. “That team is fantastic. I have an unbelievable respect for them.” Eastern Illinois (3-1) wasted little time getting on the board and EIU coach Dino Babers made it clear the Panthers weren’t going to play it safe, either.

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Running back Cameron Stingily leaves the defense in the dust Saturday in the fourth quarter of Northern Illinois hosting Eastern Illinois. The Huskies won 43-39. Garoppolo completed seven of his first eight passes, including a 14-yard touchdown to Lora, leading the Panthers on a 75-yard touchdown drive on its first possession. After EIU recovered the onside kick, Garoppolo fired a 44-yard touchdown to Adam Drake to put Eastern Illinois up, 13-0. “You don’t beat a team like this playing straight up and playing by the rules,” Babers said. “If you’re going to come up and beat a team like this you’re going to have to bend the rules a little bit and that’s what we were doing.” The Panthers forced a

quick three-and-out, converted its second fourth down of the night, and Garoppolo found Keiondre Gober for a 13-yard touchdown and a 20-0 lead. “I don’t know if it was a slow start by us as much as a fast start by them,” Carey said. NIU’s offense responded with a 60-yard scoring drive, capped by Stingily’s 5-yard rushing touchdown. After NIU’s defense got a stop, Stingily leaped over an EIU defender and stumbled in for another 5-yard touchdown to cut the Panther lead to seven. Stingily finished with 134

rushing yards on the night while Jordan Lynch ended with 235 passing yards and 189 rushing yards. Early in the second quarter, Lynch escaped multiple tacklers, spun away from another defender for a 36-yard run. Lynch then found Luke Eakes for a 3-yard touchdown pass and a 20-20 tie. A late Huskie drive ended in a Mathew Sims field goal to give the Huskies their first lead of the game, 23-20, at the half. “We tried to slow down the [EIU] run first, that was the first thing we had to do,” Carey said. “You have to get [Garoppolo] in situations where you know he’s going to throw so you can come and get after him some.” Harris’ nine-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put NIU up 10. EIU ended NIU’s run of 30 consecutive points with two Garoppolo touchdown passes sandwiched around a Sims field goal, tying the score, 3333, early in the fourth quarter. NIU announced attendance at 23,595, the first sellout since 2003. “It was an emotional game,” Ward said. “The crowd gave us a lot of enthusiasm.”

Coach Kelly: We knew it was going to be this kind of game • IRISH Continued from page C1 The Spartans were flagged for four pass interference calls. “We did what we had to do defensively,’’ Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. ‘‘I felt we played the ball the way we teach them to play the ball. That’s how they played the ball.’’ Irish coach Brian Kelly said the intent wasn’t to draw penalties.

“We want to complete [passes],” Kelly said. “We were getting pulled and tugged.” Not only pass-interference calls made a difference. The game was tied at 10 late in the third quarter, and Michigan State was on the move. The Spartans tried a trick play, with wide receiver R.J. Shelton attempting a pass, but Matthias Farley picked it off. The Spartans also were called for a personal-foul penalty at the end of

the play, giving the Irish the ball at the Michigan State 37. “Anytime you pick off a pass, it’s a definite momentum-builder for your football team,” Kelly said. The interception – and the two interference calls – set up McDaniel’s seven-yard run. “We have an extremely smart quarterback who knows how to get us in good plays and good situations,’’ McDaniel said. ‘‘He made a critical check, and we were able to pin the edge, got fan-

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tastic edge blocking. All I had to do was run through the hole that was there. My job was pretty easy.’’ Michigan State closed the deficit to four, but a late drive fizzled. “We knew it was going to be this kind of game,” Kelly said. “Somebody was going to have to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter. We were able to get the touchdown and hold them from scoring one.”

Johnny Manziel accounted for 346 yards with three touchdowns in just more than a half to help Texas A&M cruise past SMU.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – AJ McCarron passed for 258 yards and threw a 30-yard touchdown to DeAndrew White in the fourth quarter to lift No. 1 Alabama to a 31-6 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night. Kenyan Drake set up one touchdown with a blocked punt returned 15 yards by Dillon Lee and scored on a 3-yard touchdown run for the Crimson Tide (3-0), who led 17-6 heading to the fourth.

No. 16 Miami 77, Savannah St. 7: At Miami Gardens, Fla., Dallas Crawford and Gus Edwards both scored three touchdowns and Miami got into the end zone on its first seven possessions in rolling to a victory over Savannah State.

No. 17 Washington 56, Idaho St. 0: At Seattle, Keith Price

At Columbus, Ohio, Kenny Guiton again starred in place of Braxton Miller, setting a school record with six touchdown passes – all in the first half – to lead Ohio State over Florida A&M.

threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns in less than a half, Deontae Cooper scored his first career touchdown after three major knee surgeries, and Washington routed Idaho State in the Huskies’ final tuneup before the start of Pac-12 play.

No. 5 Stanford 42, No. 23 Arizona St. 28: At Stanford, Calif.,

No. 19 Florida 31, Tennessee 17: At Gainesville, Fla.,

Tyler Gaffney ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns, Anthony Wilkerson added 68 yards and another score, and Stanford started strong en route to a victory over Arizona State in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a victory over Tennessee.

No. 4 Ohio St. 76, FAMU 0:

No. 7 Louisville 72, Florida International 0: At Louisville,

No. 20 Baylor 70, Louisiana Monroe 7: At Waco, Texas,

Ky., Teddy Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and Louisville’s defense allowed a school-record 30 yards, helping the Cardinals blow out Florida International.

Bryce Petty threw for 351 yards with four touchdowns and ran 2 yards for another score, and Baylor kept piling up the points in a win over Louisiana-Monroe.

No. 8 Florida St. 54, Bethune-Cookman 6: At Tal-

No. 24 Wisconsin 41, Purdue 10: At Madison, Wis., Melvin

lahassee, Fla., Florida State and quarterback Jameis Winston defeated FCS opponent Bethune-Cookman despite plenty of sloppy play.

Gordon ran for three touchdowns, James White added 145 yards rushing and a 70yard score, and Wisconsin opened Big Ten play with a win over Purdue.

No. 9 Georgia 45, North Texas 21: At Athens, Ga., Aaron Mur-

No. 25 Texas Tech 33, Texas St. 7: Lubbock, Texas, Back-

ray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another score to lead Georgia over pesky North Texas.

up quarterback Davis Webb threw for two touchdowns and 310 yards to lead Texas Tech over Texas State.

No. 10 Texas A&M 42, SMU 13: At College Station, Texas,


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AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT Detroit 91 64 .587 Cleveland 85 70 .548 Kansas City 81 73 .526 Minnesota 65 89 .422 White Sox 60 94 .390 EAST DIVISION W L PCT x-Boston 94 62 .603 Tampa Bay 85 69 .552 New York 82 73 .529 Baltimore 81 73 .526 Toronto 71 83 .461 WEST DIVISION W L PCT Oakland 92 63 .594 Texas 84 70 .545 Los Angeles 76 78 .494 Seattle 67 88 .432 Houston 51 104 .329


From worst to 1st, Red Sox return to playoffs

GB — 6 9½ 25½ 30½

By JIMMY GOLEN The Associated Press

GB — 8 11½ 12 22 GB — 7½ 15½ 25 41

x-clinched division

WILD CARD W Tampa Bay 85 Cleveland 85 Texas 84 New York 82 Baltimore 81 Kansas City 81

L 69 70 70 73 73 73

PCT GB .552 — .548 — .545 ½ .529 3 .526 3½ .526 3½

Saturday’s Games Detroit 7, White Sox 6 (12 inn.) Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, San Francisco 0 Oakland 9, Minnesota 1 Cleveland 4, Houston 1 Texas 3, Kansas City 1 Toronto 4, Boston 2 L.A. Angels 6, Seattle 5 Sunday’s Games White Sox (Er.Johnson 1-2) at Detroit (Ani. Sanchez 14-7), 12:08 p.m. Houston (Bedard 4-11) at Cleveland (Kluber 9-5), 12:05 p.m. San Francisco (Petit 4-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 10-10), 12:05 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 13-12) at Boston (Doubront 10-6), 12:35 p.m. Baltimore (Feldman 5-4) at Tampa Bay (Ro. Hernandez 6-13), 12:40 p.m. Texas (Ogando 7-4) at Kansas City (Shields 12-9), 1:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 12-9) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 17-6), 2:35 p.m. Minnesota (De Vries 0-0) at Oakland (Gray 3-3), 3:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT St. Louis 91 64 .587 Pittsburgh 89 66 .574 Cincinnati 88 67 .568 Milwaukee 68 86 .442 Cubs 65 90 .419 EAST DIVISION W L PCT Atlanta 91 63 .591 Washington 83 71 .539 Philadelphia 71 83 .461 New York 70 84 .455 Miami 56 98 .364 WEST DIVISION W L PCT x-Los Angeles 89 66 .574 Arizona 78 76 .506 San Diego 72 82 .468 San Francisco 71 84 .458 Colorado 71 85 .455

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BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox were one win away from clinching a playoff berth, and Fenway Park was packed with its biggest crowd of the season. The fans didn’t just come to this midweek game against Baltimore hoping to celebrate their team’s return to the postseason. It was also “Dollar Beard Night,” which drew more than 4,000 – with still more turned away – sporting real or phony facial hair to honor the hirsute heroes who turned a last-place and unlovable team into the best in baseball in only one year. “Werewolves of London” played over the ballpark speakers while the scoreboard video cut from men with long-curated shrubs on their chins to women and children with fake facial hair glued or painted on. Even the team’s mascot, Wally the Green Monster, slapped on some felt to get in on the Whiskers Rebellion. “The beards are part of the camaraderie. It’s almost intense,” Red Sox owner John Henry said shortly after first baseman Mike Napoli hom-

ered to tie the score and set off the now-traditional beard-tugging celebration. “I, for one, underestimated – potentially have always underestimated – the effect of camaraderie.” A throwback to the times when the Red Sox had to hustle to sell tickets, “Dollar Beard Night” also brought back memories of the beloved Boston teams of the not-so-distant past – the “Dirt Dogs” of the 1990s, the “Cowboy Up” team of 2003 and the “Idiots,” who in ’04 ended the franchise’s 86-year championship drought. Since then, though, the team fell back into some of its less-celebrated traditions. The checkbooks were opened for big-name, marketable free agents – without regard for how they would respond in the lineup, the clubhouse or the Fenway atmosphere. That strategy collapsed along with the ballclub in September of 2011, when the team went 7-20 to blow a nine-game lead in the AL wild-card race. The next season there was no sudden breakdown: The Red Sox stumbled to a 69-93, lastplace finish that was its worst in almost half a century. “It was a 13-month reboot,” Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino said in an in-

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As sparkling wine is sprayed around the clubhouse, Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes grits his teeth as he celebrates with a crash helmet on after the Boston clinched the AL East title with a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays on Friday at Fenway Park in Boston. terview in his suite this week. “Thirteen months ago, we were down and out. And maybe something like that can be, in this perverse way, can be a positive thing for an organization that had a lot of early and sustained success. An opportunity to re-assess what we were doing and how we were doing it.” The opportunity presented itself in the form of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were

GB — 2 3 22½ 26

L 66 67 71

Sale already blazing trails in record book

GB — 8 20 21 35


GB — 10½ 16½ 18 18½

PCT GB .574 — .568 — .539 4½

Saturday’s Games Cubs 3, Atlanta 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, San Francisco 0 Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 4 (7 inn.) Miami at Washington, ppd., rain St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 2 Arizona 7, Colorado 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, San Diego 0 Sunday’s Games Atlanta (Teheran 12-8) at Cubs (E.Jackson 8-16), 1:20 p.m. San Francisco (Petit 4-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 10-10), 12:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 13-11) at Pittsburgh (Locke 10-6), 12:35 p.m. Miami (Flynn 0-2) at Washington (Haren 9-13), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (C.Torres 3-5) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 14-6), 12:35 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 14-7) at Colorado (Nicasio 8-8), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 15-3) at San Diego (Cashner 10-8), 3:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Kelly 9-4) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 10-15), 7:05 p.m.

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E–Schierholtz (3). DP–Atlanta 2, Chicago 1. LOB–Atlanta 7, Chicago 6. 2B–J.Upton (26), Valbuena (15), Rizzo (38). S–Medlen. SF–Schierholtz. IP H R ER Atlanta Medlen 71/3 6 1 1 S.Downs L,2-1 BS,1-1 0 2 2 2 D.Carpenter 2/3 1 0 0 Chicago Tr.Wood 7 5 1 1 Villanueva W,7-8 1 0 0 0 Strop S,1-1 1 0 0 0 Tr.Wood pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. S.Downs pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

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WP–Medlen. Umpires–Home, Chris Conroy; First, Gary Darling; Second, Jerry Meals; Third, Paul Emmel. T–2:42. A–34,612 (41,019).

TIGERS 7, WHITE SOX 6 (12 INN.) Chicago


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One out when winning run scored. E–R.Santiago (2), Infante (9). DP–Detroit 1. LOB–Chicago 8, Detroit 11. 2B–Semien (3), Keppinger (12), G.Beckham (20), Bry.Anderson (1), V.Martinez 2 (35). 3B–Tor.Hunter (5). HR–Dirks (9). SB–Le.Garcia (7), A.Garcia (3). S–R.Santiago, Holaday. SF–Tor.Hunter. Chicago Sale N.Jones H,14 A.Reed BS,7-45 Veal Petricka L,1-1 Detroit Porcello Veras Bonderman D.Downs Benoit Alburquerque W,4-3





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N.Jones pitched to 5 batters in the 9th. WP–Sale. PB–B.Pena. T–4:02. A–41,772 (41,255).

“I’m still learning,” he said. “But from what I saw, there were big guys like Adrian and like Carl – big-time guys. They’re great players. They’re on their own program with what they’re doing. Here, everyone’s kind of like working together. I think that’s a lot different than most clubhouses, and ours was last year. “That was the biggest thing I’ve seen.” Napoli was signed as a free agent, and so was Shane Victorino – a happy-go-lucky sort nicknamed “The Flyin’ Hawaiian.” Newcomers Mike Carp, Jonny Gomes and David Ross, along with holdovers Dustin Pedroia and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, form the nucleus of the beard brigade. “The guys they got cared about winning,” outfielder Daniel Nava said, “and they cared about the guy that’s to their left and to their right.” The Red Sox clinched a playoff berth Thursday and upgraded it to an AL East title the next night with a 6-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. With 94 wins, they had the best record in baseball. Did they expect things to turn around this far, this quickly? Not by the hair on their chinny chin chin.


x-clinched division

WILD CARD W Pittsburgh 89 Cincinnati 88 Washington 83

willing to take Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez and more than $250 million in future salaries off Boston’s hands – in one transaction cleansing many of the bad feelings, the bad contracts and the bad karma. Bobby Valentine, who had been brought in to bolster clubhouse discipline after Terry Francona’s regime ended in the unprecedented collapse, was replaced by former Boston pitching coach John Farrell. And when the team arrived for spring training this year, it could do more than talk about a fresh start. Third baseman Will Middlebrooks said players do more together off the field, and instead of sitting around the clubhouse drinking beer and eating fried chicken during games, they stick around before and after to talk baseball. “In no way am I saying there were a lot of bad guys in here. It’s just camaraderie and the way these guys have meshed together is a lot different,” Middlebrooks said. “I felt like last year it was a bigger group of like superstars and a whole lot of guys that kind of do like their own thing. Middlebrooks has yet to spend a full season in the major leagues.

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Cubs manager Dale Sveum (4) stands in the dugout before a game against the Pirates on Sept. 12 in Pittsburgh.


Bosio goes to bat for Sveum By TONI GINNETTI CHICAGO – A day after the dust settled on another odd Cubs controversy, the unsettled future of manager Dale Sveum and his staff was still the elephant in the room. As if a week with two player incidents and word of his “evaluation” wasn’t enough, Sveum was caught off-guard by closer Kevin Gregg’s angry outburst after Friday’s game. Gregg had thought Sveum said he no longer would close Next games so Pedro Strop could vs. Atlanta, have a chance. 1:20 p.m. Sunday, WGN, In fact, the two will share the AM-720 role. “I can’t lie about that. It caught me completely off-guard,” Sveum said Saturday. “I’ll take some credit for that. I guess the communication somewhere down the line just got miscommunicated.” Although team president Theo Epstein told Gregg on Friday night that he wouldn’t be disciplined, the timing of the incident didn’t help ease the focus on Sveum. And that scrutiny is hard on those who have worked with him. “Dale has put his heart and soul into this, like the rest of us,’’ pitching coach Chris Bosio said. “Personally, I look at the job we’ve done, the number of stars and good players we’ve traded, and it’s a process. But when you don’t win games, it doesn’t matter what your payroll is or the youth of your team. It’s a business. “I come to the park every day and try to prepare our

(this season). He’s a success story.’’ They are success stories for the starting pitching, CHICAGO – The Cubs didn’t want which has been the best to see a championship celebration element of 2013 – and perhaps at Wrigley Field – not if the other more a feather in Bosio’s cap. team would have been whooping But he credits his manager, too. it up. “Everyone wants to win A late rally prevented that. so bad it hurts,” he said. Dioner Navarro hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run eighth inning, “We’ve had opportunities and the Cubs beat Atlanta, 3-1, on to win games, but we’re Saturday to keep the Braves on the overmatched sometimes. But we give [opponents] a run for brink of the NL East title. their money. Atlanta’s magic number “People ask me, ‘What remained at one to clinch its if you hadn’t traded (Ryan) first division title since 2005. Dempster or (Matt) Garza Second-place Washington hosted or (Paul) Maholm or (Scott) Miami later Saturday. Feldman? But we wouldn’t Either way, the Cubs didn’t have have gotten the high-ceiling to watch a celebration. prospects we have now. We “One day, hopefully, that’ll be us need to get good depth in the and we can move forward from organization, and they’ve that,” Travis Wood said. done an outstanding job of – The Associated Press acquiring that. “The big thing we’re all guilty of is we want to win. guys as best I can, whether it’s Jeff Samardzija or Travis We want to win bad. We all have the will to win, whatevWood with three years experience or guys with less expe- er it takes, but sometimes we tend to beat ourselves.” rience. My job isn’t going to He points to games such change.” as the 3-1 comeback victoBosio said it’s also that way for Sveum, who has kept ry Saturday over the Atlanta an even-keel through two bad Braves as proof of the right attitude Sveum has fostered. seasons while the roster has And he is emphatic about churned and the losses have the future, saying “We will be mounted. better next year and the Epstein and general following year. The plan is in manager Jed Hoyer won’t be place.’’ judging Sveum on wins and The question is whether losses but on player development and effort – and perhaps this staff will be part of it. But Bosio believes the coaches communication. already are. But Bosio said there are “We are a part of it,’’ he success stories in those areas. said. “Everybody here, from “Travis Wood was a guy sent to the minors at the start players to coaches, are part of it, and they should feel that of last year who worked his way back and was an All-Star way.” this year,’’ Bosio said. “Jeff Samardzija has a 200-inning • Tony Ginnetti covers season and 200 strikeouts. the Cubs for the Chicago There are only, what, five Sun-Times. Write to her at guys who have done that

Cubs rally late, beat Braves

DETROIT – Chris Sale is so good, he almost beat the first-place Detroit Tigers with five White Sox rookies behind him Saturday night. But these are the 2013 Sox, who have been so bad that blowing a six-run lead in the ninth inning is well within their range. In a “what else can go wrong?” kind of year, the 60-94 Sox found something. Leading 6-0 in the ninth inning with Sale set to enjoy his 12th victory, Sox relievers Nate Jones Chris Sale and Addison Reed combined to give up six runs in the bottom of the ninth, giving Sale (11-13) a no-decision and assuring him Next of finishing at Detroit, his tough-luck 12:08 p.m. season with a losing record. Sunday, The Tigers CSN, AM-670 won, 7-6, on Omar Infante’s infield single with the bases loaded in the 12th inning against rookie Jake Petricka, who had walked the bases full. According to ELIAS, it was the first time in Sox history they have led by six runs or more in the ninth inning and later lost the game. It was the first time since 1947 that the Tigers were down six in the ninth and won. “Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, you see something else,” Sox manager Robin Ventura said. Here’s what the Tigers’ near-miraculous ninth looked like: After getting the last out in relief of Sale in the eighth, Jones opened the ninth by giving up a triple to Torii Hunter, singles to Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, a double to Victor Martinez and a three-run homer to Andy Dirks to make it 6-5. With no outs, Reed, the closer, replaced Jones and walked four, giving up the tying run on a sacrifice fly to Hunter before Donnie Veal got Fielder on a ground ball to send the game to extra innings. “The game is hard,” Ventura said. “Unless you get 27 outs. They battled, we had our guys out there that we wanted but they just couldn’t get it done.” In a season they can’t put

Sox give up 6 in 9th, lose in 12th DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers tied the score with an six-run rally in the ninth inning, then beat the White Sox, 7-6, on Saturday night when Omar Infante hit a single with the bases loaded in the 12th. Infante’s grounder deflected off the glove of reliever Jacob Petricka (1-1) with one out, and the Tigers spilled onto the field. Detroit plays its final scheduled home game of the year Sunday and can clinch a third straight AL Central title with a win and a Cleveland loss. – The Associated Press behind them soon enough, Sale is the primary reason the Sox are able to look ahead with a glimmer of hope. He’s 24, a two-time All-Star lefthander and he’d be making a bigger racket in the Cy Young discussion if not for his won-lost record that has been mostly out of his control. “You want to win every time out and want your team to win when you get in a position to win, but the hardest outs to get are the last three, and it’s a tough lineup, too,” Sale said. “It’s sports. It’s baseball. You keep your head up and not worry about the what ifs and maybes.” With one more start to go in his second season as a starter, Sale already is blazing a trail into the Sox’s record books. With seven strikeouts over 7⅔ innings, he hiked his total to 221 and passed Gary Peters (1967) for the most by a Sox lefty. Only one pitcher in Sox history, right-hander Ed Walsh from the early 1900s, has struck out more in a season. Walsh topped 254 innings four times, but needed 464 innings in one season (1908) to do it. It was a different era. Sale lowered his ERA to 2.97, striking out seven and walking one and allowing four hits. Why were five rookies playing behind Sale? With eight games left, the Sox are looking toward 2014, getting looks to see if, how and when they might fit in. Ventura placed center fielder Leury Garcia, shortstop Marcus Semien, third baseman Conor Gillaspie and right fielder Avisail Garcia in four of the top five lineup spots around cleanup man Paul Konerko and gave Bryan Anderson (two-run double) his first opportunity to catch Sale.

• Daryl Van Schouwen covers the White Sox for the Chicago Sun-Times. Write to him at dvanschouwen@


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8SPORTS SHORTS Oduro, Higuain led Crew over Fire

NASCAR victory and another Nationwide Series win for Penske Racing’s No. 22 Ford, holding COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dominic Oduro gave Columbus the early off Austin Dillon and surviving lead, Federico Higuain converted several late cautions to win Saturday night’s 300-mile race a penalty kick to in the second at Kentucky Speedway. half and the Crew cruised to a Blaney, who drives for Sprint 3-0 victory over the short-handCup champion Brad Keselowski ed Fire on Saturday night. Oduro took a ball from Jairo Ar- in the Camping World Truck Serieta on the right side of the box ries, used his second start in the in the 15th minute and fired into Mustang to claim the car’s 10th victory of 2013 and a season the far corner for his team-best 11th goal. The Fire (11-12-6) went sweep at Kentucky. Keselowski drove the car to victory in June. down a man in the 29th minute when Bakary Soumare was ejectIllinois St. turns back ed for his challenge of Arrieta Abilene Christian just outside the penalty area. Arrieta was tackled by goalkeep- NORMAL – Collin Keoshian er Sean Johnson in the 70th min- scored on a 3-yard run to cap a 91-yard drive midway through ute and Higuain converted from the fourth quarter as Illinois the spot. Bernardo Anor made it 3-0 in the 76th as the Crew (11-14- State christened its remodeled stadium by holding off Abilene 5) won their second straight. Christian, 31-17, on Saturday night. 19-year-old Blaney wins Kentucky Nationwide race Defense was the difference as the Redbirds (1-2) kept the SPARTA, Ky. – Rookie Ryan high-powered offense of the Blaney earned his first career

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Wildcats (3-1) in check.

Singh shoots 66 to move into second in Hawaii KAPOLEI, Hawaii – Vijay Singh shot a 6-under-par 66 to move into second place after the second round of the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship. Singh, playing his first event on the Champions Tour, moved within one shot of overnight leader Mark Wiebe, who had a 69 Saturday after opening with a 64. Singh carded a 69 in the first round. The three-time major champion and former world No. 1 had six birdies in his bogey-free second round.

Vokoun has blood clot removed from pelvis PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Penguins backup goaltender Tomas Vokoun had surgery Saturday to remove a blood clot from his pelvis and will remain in the hospital for several days. – Wire reports

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Road trip not all bad for Bears BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick

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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (right) runs after catching a pass Dec. 9 as San Diego Chargers defensive back Shareece Wright pursues during the fourth quarter in Pittsburgh. Miller practiced again Friday, clearing the way for him to play on Sunday night against the Bears as the Steelers continue to search for their first victory.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) and defensive end Michael Johnson in the second half Monday in Cincinnati.

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Bears will fight to bring down Steelers quarterback BEARS INSIDER Kevin Fishbain Somehow, Ben Roethlisberger has made a living of being a man among boys, when the “boys” are giant defensive linemen. The Steelers quarterback sheds pass rushers as if he’s greased up in oil, extends the play, and then makes defenses pay. For a Bears defense that needs to get its pass rush humming, simply getting to Big Ben won’t be enough. They need to find a way to bring him down. “If you get a chance to get him down, you’ve got to wrap up,” said middle linebacker D.J. Williams, who has played Roethlisberger five times in his career. “He’s such a big guy, you can’t just hit him and knock him down.” Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker knows Roethlisberger well. He spent four seasons with the Browns, including one as defensive coordinator. “You have to take it up a notch with him. It takes a well-coordinated pass rush all the time to be able to get it done with him. It’s not just one guy,” Tucker said. “You need great pocket collapse, you need great edge rush and level pass rush. “It has to be a relentless effort and a great level of awareness in your rush, but without hesitation.” Tucker said the Bears’ video department put tape together of Roethlisberger’s ability to evade tacklers and make big plays throughout his career. “You sit there at night and watch the tape and say ‘wow, they had him, oh no, they don’t have him [and] he throws the ball 60 yards down the field for a touchdown.’ … He’s a difference-maker-type player,” Tucker said. Stephen Paea won’t change his tackling technique – he’ll go straight for Big Ben’s arms. “For me, when I tackle guys like that, I wrap them in the arms because he can’t throw the ball,” Paea said. “He can’t do anything. He knows when you wrap him in the arms, you’re trying to hit the ball, he just has to fall down, or else the second guy will


Bears’ rushing offense vs. Steelers’ rushing defense Pittsburgh has allowed 239 rushing yards in two games, but at a clip of only 3.1 yards per carry. While Matt Forte ran well against Minnesota, the Bears’ strength of running up the gut goes against the Steelers’ strength in the middle with help from inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons. Pittsburgh is allowing 1.83 yards a carry up the middle on 12 plays and gets a slight advantage. Edge: Steelers Bears’ passing offense vs. Steelers’ passing defense Dick LeBeau’s unit should make things difficult for Jay Cutler and the Bears’ air attack early on. Crowd noise and 3-4 zone blitzes will be difficult for the young offensive line. The Steelers have allowed only one passing touchdown this season. We still haven’t seen the passing game put together four strong quarters, putting the Bears at a disadvantage against a veteran group. Edge: Steelers

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger pumps his fist after throwing a one-yard touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half Monday in Cincinnati. come and try to hit the ball out.” Pittsburgh’s offensive line is far from its strength, especially without center Maurkice Pouncey, so the Bears will have their opportunities. Through two games, the Steelers have allowed seven sacks and 12 quarterback hits. “He’s a huge guy. He’s probably about my size. The biggest thing is you’ve got to grab around him, just hold on to him and do anything you can,” said Bears defensive end Corey Wootton, who at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds, is an inch taller and about 30 pounds heavier than Roethlisberger. “You can see sometimes when people have him wrapped up clearly in a sack and he gets out of it, it’s a strength that he has.” The Steelers are 0-2 with the league’s 31st-ranked offense, but you wouldn’t know it by the way the Bears’ brass talked up Roethlisberger and his elusiveness. “There are a lot of faster quarterbacks

in the league, but I don’t know that there’s been one any better over the last decade at extending plays under the chaos of a pass rush better than Ben Roethlisberger has done it,” Marc Trestman said, “and made bigger plays than he has over his career.” For Week 2, the term used around Halas Hall was “population tackle” to bring down Adrian Peterson. For Week 3, a team effort also is necessary to neutralize the opponent’s star player. And when a Bear gets to Big Ben, he can look to the team’s namesake for a tackling strategy. “The biggest thing is kind of bear hug him, almost,” Wootton said, “just to get his hands so he [won’t] be able to brush you off.” • Kevin Fishbain covers the Bears for

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Steelers’ rushing offense vs. Bears’ rushing defense This is the biggest pre-game edge the Bears have had this season. Pittsburgh is 31st in the league with a total of 75 rushing yards through two games at an ugly 2.4 yards a carry. The Bears held last year’s MVP Adrian Peterson a rushing average of 3.8 yards. Run stoppers Lance Briggs, Stephen Paea and D.J. Williams should be looking forward to Sunday night. Edge: Bears


Steelers’ passing offense vs. Bears’ passing defense The Bears’ coaching staff has talked up Ben Roethlisberger all week and they are well aware of what he can do, but his offensive line isn’t helping much, allowing seven sacks. Roethlisberger is lacking weapons and even if Heath Miller returns, he likely won’t be at 100 percent. If the Bears’ pass rush comes alive Sunday night, that even bolsters their advantage vs. the Steelers’ passing game. Edge: Bears


Sunday’s winner It’s important to remember that the Steelers’ defense still has plenty of playmakers and the Bears’ offense still has some kinks to work out, but it’s only a small edge for Pittsburgh. They have that, the home-field advantage and a sense of desperation, but the Bears’ defense is not what an ailing Steelers’ offense wants to see. Look for a low-scoring affair with Robbie Gould helping make the difference. Bears 16, Steelers 10

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LAKE FOREST – With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, here goes nothing. If TSA agents have to travel to your place whenever you’re ready to fly somewhere, then you might be a Bears player. If the closest thing to a baby on your flight is a 21-year-old rookie wide receiver, then you might be a Bears player. If your in-flight plans include deciding which movie to watch on the headrest TV screen in front of you, then you might be a Bears player. “You wish you could fly like this all the time, but not all of us have enough money to fly private or charter, right?” Bears defensive end Corey Wootton said with a smile this week at Halas Hall. “But yeah, it does kind of get us spoiled a little bit.” That’s OK. The Bears have been spoiling their fans for the past couple of weeks. The first two weeks of the season have offered us many hints about the new-look Bears, but several mysteries remain. One of the biggest questions is this: How will the Bears fare on the road during the Marc Trestman era? Under Lovie Smith, the answer was better than most. The Bears went 36-36 on the road while going 45-27 at home during Smith’s tenure from 2004 to 2012. Trestman said he was eager to learn more about his team Sunday when the Bears (2-0) visit the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2) at Heinz Field. “That’s the exciting part of this week,” Trestman said. “We get to really find out

H. Rick Bamman –

The Bear’s Corey Wootton works to get past Cincinnati’s Jermaine Gresham in the first half Sept. 8 at Soldier Field. more about ourselves. We’re going to play in an extremely intense environment for a number of different reasons. “It’s going to be noisy, so we practiced in the noise [this week]. Silent counts, all the different kinds of snap counts that we use and how they’re going to work in the noise, we got a lot of good work at that.” Yes, noise is a hazard. Yes, opposing fans can be a tad bit loco. But let’s not get too carried away here. The Bears’ road trip isn’t all that painful. It’s not as if Trestman is driving a station wagon to Pittsburgh with 53 kids in the back seat. “It’s definitely more comfortable having your routine at home, driving to the stadium,” said Chris Conte, the Bears’ third-year safety. “But at the end of the day, it’s not too difficult. They make it pretty easy on us.” The Bears’ weekend itinerary will go something like this. On Saturday morning, the team will meet

at Halas Hall to go through a final walkthrough. Then players will be screened by TSA agents at the practice facility – empty your pockets, please – before traveling to O’Hare to hop directly on the team flight. No lines. No fuss. No missed connections. And when Bear Force One touches down, buses will escort the team to a fancy hotel near the stadium. It’s mostly up to players to decide what to do after that. “We’ve got a lot of free time to prepare,” Bears fullback Tony Fiammetta said. “The coaches kind of leave us alone once we get there. Besides a couple meetings, it’s all up to you, what you want to do.” So they party, right? “I usually just nap,” Fiammetta said with a shrug. “I’ve got a wife and two kids. It’s a chance for me to get some decent, quiet sleep.” OK, fine, but Conte is a bachelor. Hey, No. 47, tell us about your plans for Pitt-Vegas. “I guess because it’s a night game you could walk around the city and stuff, but I don’t like to do that,” Conte said. “I want to rest as much as possible, hang out in the hotel room, get off your feet. “You’ve got to get up and do something. Maybe walk to lunch, do something like that. Maybe that’s the only thing you’ll see of the city, but it’s not like you’re taking a tour of the city while you’re there. “It’s a business trip, and you’ve kind of got to treat it like that. You’re not really there for the experience. You’re there to do a job.” And if your return flight from Pittsburgh is scheduled to land sometime around 2 a.m. Monday, then you might be a Bears player. • Northwest Herald sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@ and on Twitter @tcmusick.

Jones likely will be Steelers’ main ball carrier • ARKUSH Continued from page C1 When Bell went down with a Lisfranc foot injury – he’s expected to be sidelined at least three more weeks – the Steelers were forced to trade to bring in Felix Jones. After sitting out the opener, Jones rushed 10 times for 37 yards Monday night in Cincinnati and probably will be Pittsburgh’s main ball carrier against the Bears. Emmanuel Sanders, Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery are the primary receivers, but none match up particularly well with the Bears’ corners. Heath Miller is a quality tight end but still is not 100 percent off a serious knee injury last year and is not a sure thing for Sunday. This is another big benefit to the Bears, whose safeties have struggled in coverage. Pittsburgh also continues to struggle on the offensive line, and their best player, Maurkice Pouncey, is done for the year after tearing up his knee. Completing the offensive puzzle in Pittsburgh, the Twitterverse was ablaze early in the Bengals game with insiders and amateurs alike trying to figure out whether or not Todd Haley even had a game plan, and if so, what it was? Defensively, the Steelers are playing the pass well enough, but have been struggling against the run and rushing the passer. The loss of veteran Larry Foote for the season in the opener vs. Tennessee along with the releases in the offseason of James Harrison and Casey Hampton appear to have left a real leadership void. Troy Polamalu still is on the back end at safety, but he appears to have lost half a step while Ryan Clark is better against the run than the pass at the other safety. This will be the Bears and Marc Trestman’s new offense’s first look at a 3-4 defense. For Pittsburgh, it revolves around the linebackers, and LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons both still are extremely active. Jason Worilds continues to grow into the James Harrison role while Kion Wilson is the biggest question mark attempting to


If the Bears are going to beat the Steelers, they have to control the pass rush on both sides of the ball. The Bears finished the 2012 season 27th in quarterback sacks allowed, and Pittsburgh was 14th. The Steelers were eighth sacking opposing quarterbacks, and the Bears were 11th. Pittsburgh comes into Sunday’s game 24th in the NFL protecting Ben Roethlisberger and 30th sacking quarterbacks, while the Bears are fourth in the league protecting Jay Cutler, but just 26th sacking quarterbacks. The Bears cannot afford to give Roethlisberger time to stand in the pocket and beat them and they must keep Cutler “clean.” The Bears can’t just pressure Roethlisberger and move him off his spot; they have to put him on the ground. Big Ben is, at times, more dangerous improvising than he is standing in the pocket throwing. Roethlisberger running around in his own backfield, dodging tacklers, is the last thing the Bears want to see. If Heath Miller is back at tight end, the Bears must have a defensive package to take him away. Miller is Roethlisberger’s security blanket and, when he’s not available, receivers Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders aren’t good enough to beat a team on their own. – Hub Arkush,

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Felix Jones (23) runs against the Cincinnati Bengals behind blocks by tackle Mike Adams (76) and center Fernando Velasco (61) in the first half of Monday night’s game, in Cincinnati. AP photo

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Stenson takes 4-shot lead at East Lake season a little more interesting over the last two hours of a dreary Saturday morning at East Lake. He had a nineshot lead at the turn and walked off the 18th green with a three-putt bogey and his lead back to where it was at the start of the day. “Of course, I want to win two,” Stenson said after a 1-under 69. “If I can’t win two, I’ll be very pleased to win one. If I’m winning nothing, it will probably be not so sweet from this position. But I didn’t have anything when I came here, so

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press ATLANTA – Stepping in from rain that ruined his rhythm and the back end of his round, Henrik Stenson was more interested in looking forward at the Tour Championship. He still had a four-shot lead. He was one round from capturing two trophies worth $11.44 million, including the FedEx Cup. The Swede just made the final day of the PGA Tour

we’ll see what we’ll leave with.” Stenson appeared to have both wrapped up when he got up-and-down from a bunker on the par-5 ninth for a tap-in birdie to reach 14 under, nine shots clear of Dustin Johnson. Everything changed as the rain began to fall. Stenson made four bogeys on the back nine, and it might have been worse if not for a pair of 12-foot putts he made on the 14th hole for bogey and the 17th hole for par. Johnson was five shots

better on the back for a 67, matching the low round of a tough day for scoring, and got into the last group. “I think I’ll choose to look at it from the bright side, even though the weather is not that bright at the moment,” said Stenson, who was at 11-under 199. “Started the day with a four-shot lead and I still got it. So that’s all that matters really.” Johnson and Steve Stricker, who had a 68 and AP photo was at 5-under 205, were the only players within six Henrik Stenson tees off at the seventh hole during the third round of play shots of him. Saturday in the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.



Bollig wants to prove he’s multidimensional Tracks slow to embrace By MARK LAZERUS Chicago Sun-Times DETROIT – It wasn’t too long ago that there would have been a role in the NHL for Brandon Bollig, Professional Guy Who Punches People. Just about every roster in the league used to have a spot for someone whose hands were solely for throwing haymakers, not for stickhandling, shooting and passing. ‘‘Enforcer’’ was the preferred nomenclature, but ‘‘goon’’ was more apt. But while fighting seems destined always to have a place in hockey, there’s too much skill, too much talent and too much depth in the league to waste a roster spot on a clumsy oaf who’s there only to extract vigilante justice on the ice or liven up a dull game. ‘‘That one-dimensional tough guy, that role is almost evaporating from our game,’’ Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. ‘‘You’ve got to be able to play. And you’ve got to be able to play against good players.’’ Bollig knows this. He also

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1. You picked the Bears to win the Super Bowl, and they are 2-0. But should fans temper the enthusiasm for this team a little? Why? Why would you temper your enthusiasm? They’ve played two games. They can’t control the schedule. They can’t control anything else but the games they’ve played. I read all these articles by these geniuses in Chicago saying, ‘‘Well, they could be 0-2.’’ Well, they could be 0-2, but they’re not; they’re 2-0. So what does that say about the intestinal fortitude and the character of this football team? I think it says a [heckuva] lot. If you can overcome ways to lose

knows the Hawks are loaded at forward, with elite players at the NHL level, well-regarded young guys ready to break through and highly touted prospects on the way up. ‘‘The fighting and the physical stuff got me into the league, but what’s going to make me stick and get me more ice time is expanding my role and expanding my responsi- Brandon Bollig bilities,’’ Bollig said. ‘‘What’s going to get me there is the penalty kill and playing better defensively and popping a couple of goals in.’’ Based on Bollig’s history – he never has scored in 43 regularseason games, with one playoff tally to his credit – ‘‘a couple of goals’’ would be asking a lot. But based on his training camp so far, it’s selling himself short. Bollig first scored during scrimmaging at Notre Dame on Sept. 13, prompting him to go on Twitter and write, ‘‘Was highly confused as to why I scored in

the scrimmage today. Then I realized [it’s] Friday the 13th.’’ But the joke quickly became a trend. In an intrasquad scrimmage Monday at the United Center, he tore into a one-timer from the high slot, scoring against Nikolai Khabibulin. On Thursday, he scored the tying goal in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins, sending the game to overtime. And Friday against the Washington Capitals, he kept up his torrid pace by scoring on another booming shot from the left circle. At some point, it’s no longer a fluke. ‘‘I thought, obviously, that he’d have more production than he had last year,’’ Quenneville said. ‘‘But he had a lot of decent looks around the net. He’s got a great shot, he’s got decent hands, he has decent awareness offensively to see plays and make plays. The finish wasn’t there. Defensively, we’re comfortable with him. And offensively, that should come out a little bit more.’’ Of course, it’s unreasonable

and find ways to win, that’ll make you a successful organization. Are they the best team in football right now? Probably not. Do they have a chance to be the best? They have a chance to be pretty [darn] good. That’s all I know.

leadership matters. I think they’ll get back to playing good defense. They’re still pretty opportunistic and take the ball away. Maybe the defense hasn’t been what we expected because we’ve been spoiled over the years.

2. What do you see as the Bears’ Achilles’ heel?

4. Your old teammate and friend Rick Casares passed away recently. Tell us about him.

The one thing that kills teams is turnovers. The one great thing I’ve seen with Marc [Trestman] that he’s done with the offense is they’re not turning the ball over. Some turnovers, you can’t avoid. Jay Cutler is doing a good job at not turning the football over. You have to be aware of where you are on the field. You can’t make that turnover mistake. It doesn’t have to be beautiful all the time. You may not lead the league in passing, but you’ll be efficient. If they stay away from the turnovers, they’ll be fine.

3. The Bears’ defense has been uncharacteristically porous the first two games. Can you pinpoint the problem? I don’t think it’s one thing. They lost a great football player in Brian Urlacher, and I think

He was the best. He was my hero. I told people at the funeral that Rick was who we all wanted to be. I was a 21-yearold kid when I met him. He was handsome. He was strong. He was physical. He was a man’s man. And he was a ladies’ man. He was great with the fans. He was humble and treated people the way you’re supposed to be treated. He had a great appreciation for life and the game of football. He taught me how to play poker. Taught me how to go to Las Vegas. Taught me how to go to the racetrack. They used a photo of him in the funeral program where he had that smile on his face. It was a mischievous smile. You couldn’t help but love the guy. He was just a special person.

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to expect Bollig to be a goal-agame guy. But in the fight for ice time at the bottom of the lineup, it’s all about expanding your skill set and showing your versatility. As a rookie two seasons ago, Bollig was mainly a fighter, racking up 10 bouts in 23 games. Last season, he showed solid improvement in his defensive awareness, proving to be a reliable, physical, responsible fourth-line winger. This preseason, he’s showing he can kill penalties, too. As for the goals? He surely will take them. But he can’t promise to keep up his stunning early pace. ‘‘I’m not here to do that, but it’s an added bonus if you score goals here and there,’’ Bollig said. “The game is changing. You definitely have to be able to play and get around the ice and bang bodies and stuff like that. I don’t think fighting will ever go away from the game completely, and I’m happy to do the fighting part of it. But I also want to work on everything else that helps you increase your ice time. I just want to be out there more.’’

heralded Air Titan By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press

LOUDON, N.H. – The forecast calls for rain at New Hampshire, potentially soaking fans for NASCAR’s second consecutive Chase race, and putting the threat of a Monday finish in play. Without lights at the 1.058mile track, the rush could be for jet fuel dryers to wring out the asphalt and make it safe for drivers to complete at least half of Sunday’s race before the sun goes down. NASCAR had an idea that would speed up the interminable process. It developed a state-of-the art system that was designed to blow the water out of every pesky weeper and reduce track drying time, perhaps up to 80 percent. Hailed as NASCAR’s next big innovation, NASCAR chairman Brian France promised at a January announcement the development would revolutionize track

drying and dramatically improve the fan experience. Instead, the Air Titan has been start-and-parked. With rain looming, the Air Titan isn’t at New Hampshire this weekend. Just like it wasn’t at the rain-delayed Chase opener at Chicagoland. And it won’t be at the third Chase race next week at Dover. It’s stuck in Concord, N.C. When the rain comes, the NASCAR tracks will rely on the same drying methods they’ve used since the 1970s. New Hampshire has at least a half-dozen jet dryers and two tankers of fuel that will be used to dry the track. Drivers will retreat to their motorhomes. Fans at the track will leave. The ones at home will tune out. No one likes the rain. But tracks have been slow to embrace the Air Titan, putting the machine on a Sprint Cup sabbatical since May at Talladega.


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France is 1 win from first gold By NESHA STARCEVIC The Associated Press LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Tony Parker is one win from finally guiding France to its first major basketball title. Having scored 32 points to lead France past two-time defending champion Spain 75-72 in overtime in Friday’s semifinals at the European championship, Parker needs just one more big performance when his team plays Lithuania for the gold medal Sunday. He was in the same position two years ago, only for his team to lose to Spain in the final. “Now, we have to control our joy. Two years ago we were so happy for having qualified for the Olympics that we botched the final,” said Parker, the San Antonio Spurs star guard.

By beating Spain, France finally overcame an opponent that has long dominated Parker’s talented generation. France had a 5-19 record against Spain going into the semifinal, including the loss in the 2011 final and at last year’s Olympic quarterfinals in London. France has two silvers and five bronze medals at the European championships – and had it not been for the gifted Spanish generation, it probably would have won the gold, too. “We’ve been coming closer and we want the best medal now,” Parker said. Although Parker is the team’s leader, he is not the only talented player – he’s one of six NBA players on the French roster that includes Boris Diaw and Nicolas Batum. Parker tops France with

19.7 points a game and is close to a tournament record – he needs 21 points in the final to become the tournament’s alltime leading scorer. By taking his total to 984 points, he passed Dirk Nowitzki by one and is 20 behind Nikos Galis. France came back after trailing by 14 and being dominated by Spain in the first half, wearing down the Spaniards in the second half and overcoming 19 points from Marc Gasol – whose brother Pau is not playing this time. France coach Vincent Collet said his team is in a better shape than two years ago. “We are in a completely different state of mind,” Collet said. Lithuania has long been a European basketball power, but was considered a bit of a long shot after getting eliminated in the quarterfinals at home two years ago.

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Ali, Norton and golden age of the heavyweights By TIM DAHLBERG The Associated Press They were young once, and perhaps it’s best to remember them that way. Magnificent men on stages equally as magnificent, they were part of the golden age of heavyweight boxing. With Muhammad Ali as the common thread, they fought in faraway places like Zaire and the Philippines, in Yankee Stadium and in the parking lot of a faux Roman palace on the Las Vegas Strip. “On any given night all of us could beat the other,” George Foreman said. “I had Ken Norton’s number and Joe Frazier’s number. Ali had my number, and Norton had Ali’s number. No one would give up.” For the better part of two decades, no one did. They fought each other and, if that didn’t settle things, they fought each other again. Ali in particular didn’t mind meeting a familiar foe, with three fights each against Norton and Frazier. For Norton, who died this week at the age of 70, fighting Ali didn’t just put him in the upper echelon of heavyweights at a time when heavyweights reigned supreme. It literally put food on

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Muhammad Ali (right) winces as Ken Norton hits him with a left to the head on Sept. 10, 1973 during their re-match at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Norton, a former heavyweight champion, has died, his son said, Wednesday, Sept. 18. He was 70. his table for his son, Ken Jr., who would go on to play in the NFL for 13 years and now coaches linebackers for the Seattle Seahawks. The money was there because Ali made sure it was. He and Frazier met in what was truly the Fight of the Century in 1971, both getting $2.5 million purses that were unheard of at the time.

A few years later, Ali was heavyweight champion again, though some thought his time had passed. He hadn’t looked that great against Norton in their 1976 fight at Yankee Stadium, and now he was going to defend his title against Alfredo Evangelista, a solid if unspectacular contender most noted as being the best heavyweight ever to emerge from Uruguay. “Why do you keep fighting?” a radio man asked Ali before the bout. Ali looked at the man like he had just landed from outer space before explaining why he was risking his heavyweight crown. “You know what they’re paying me for one night – $2.75 million. This is not Joe Frazier or Ken Norton or Jimmy Young,” he said. “I’m getting $2.75 million for a tuneup, a warm up, against a nobody.” There had to be some nobodies, of course, because the heavyweights who really mattered couldn’t keep fighting each other all the time. Sometimes, though, it seemed like they did, even to those actually doing the fighting. “They kept coming, and kept coming, one after the other,” Foreman said. “You just couldn’t find an easy target.”

PREPS 1-4, Lee 2-2. Marmion: Meyers 3-61, Montalbano 2-29, Eberth 1-13, Sevenich 2-46, Glasgow 1-10, Olabi 1-35, Bacorn 1-6. TOTAL TEAM YARDS: Marmion 293, Marian Central 286


WOODSTOCK NORTH 22 WOODSTOCK 21 Woodstock North 0 7 7 8 Woodstock 7 7 7 0

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First Quarter W- Shannon 1 run (McGrath kick), 0:16 Second Quarter WN- Mitchell 13 run (Moser kick), 7:01 W- Shannon 40 run (McGrath kick), 1:26 Third Quarter WN- Krenger 2 run (Moser kick), 10:19 W- Kruse 49 pass from Hafer (McGrath kick), 5:15 Fourth Quarter WN- Plummer 26 run (Mitchell pass from Krenger), 11:35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-WN: Plummer 11-101, Krenger 20-64, Wade 7-30, Mitchell 4-29. Total: 42-224. W: Shannon 20-148, Hafer 14-90, Santucci 2-7, Kruse 2-4. Total: 38-249. PASSING-WN: Wade 1-2-0-6, Krenger 0-2-0-0. Total: 1-4-0-6. W: Hafer 16-25-0204. Total: 16-25-0-204. RECEIVING-WN: Krenger 1-6. Total: 1-6. W: Kruse 5-84, Santucci 3-45, Kohley 4-31, Sumner 2-27, Shannon 1-13, Martenson 1-4. Total: 16-204. TOTAL TEAM YARDS: Woodstock 453, Woodstock North 230.

CL CENTRAL 34, HUNTLEY 27 CL Central Prairie Ridge

13 7 0 14 – 34 7 7 7 6 – 27

First quarter CLC– Ortner 35 pass from Lavand (pass failed), 7:12. H –Altergott 67 pass from Jacobs (Young kick), 4:54. CLC - Williams 4 run (Decoste kick) 2:13 Second quarter H - Kawelll 2 run (Young kick), 8:15. CLC - Lavand 2 run (Decoste kick) 5:19. Third quarter H –Esikiel 6 pass from Jacobs (Young kick), 6:21. Fourth quarter CLC– Williams 16 run (run failed), 10:36. H – Altergott 27 pass from Jacobs (pass failed), 1:48. CLC – Hjerstedt 15 pass from Lavand (Ortner from Lavand) 13.6. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–CLC: Williams 18-88, Hines 5-17, Lavand 17-94. Totals: 40-199. Huntley: Kawell 34-125, Scalise 3-3, Jacobs 5-1. Totals: 43-129. PASSING–CLC: Lavand 25-40-268. Huntley: Jacobs 12-25-175. RECEIVING–CLC: Ortner 19-197, Hjerstedt 5-62, Kyarsgaard 1-9. Huntley: Esikiel 6-59, Altergott 2-94, Andrews 1-12, Kesul 3-10. TOTAL TEAM YARDS: CL Central 467, Huntley 304. Sophomore score: Huntley 34, CL Central 8

HARVARD 17 BURLINGTON CENTRAL 13 Harvard Burlington Cent.

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First quarter BC- Marino 1 run (kick good) 5:53 Second quarter H- Schneider, 23-yard FG, 11:56. H- Nolen 18 pas from Schneider (conversion good), 8:31. Third quarter BC- Matthews 45 run (kick failed), 5:49. Fourth quarter H- Mejia 5 run (kick good), 7:34. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Harvard: Mejia 19-80, Platt 10-15, Schneider 6-minus 19, Nolen 1-2, Wheeler 3-17.T otals: 39-108. Burlington Central: Matthews 17-66, Patel 1-minus2, Marino 12-37. Totals: 30-91. PASSING-Harvard: Schneider 10-16-0109.Burlington Central: Patel 7-17-2-90, Matthews 1-0-22. RECEIVING-Harvard: Nolen 7-73, Carrera 1-29, Miller 1-7. Burlington Central: Napiorkowski 4-51, Fisher1-22, Matthews 2-19, Marino 1-0, Almasi 1-20. TOTAL TEAM YARDS: Harvard 217, Burlington Central 203 Sophomore Score: Harvard 28, Burlington Central 25


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6 8 7 7 0 10 0 0

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First Quarter M- Sevenich 3 pass from Krueger (kick missed), 4:51 Second Quarter MC- Olson 64 pass from Bahl (Shin kick good), 10:29 M- Glasgow 1 run (2 pt run good), 1:41 MC- Shin 17 field goal, :29.3 Third Quarter M- Meyers 42 pass from Glasgow (DeMoss kick good), :42.5 M- Warren 2 run (DeMoss kick good), 5:59 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Marian Central: Lee 8-35, Bahl 3-minus 8. Totals: 11-27. Marmion: Warren 21-49, Montalbano 5-16, Meyers 4-15, Krueger 6-minus 7, Glasgow 13-65, Olabi 1-3. Totals: 50-141. PASSING-Marian Central: Bahl 1734-259-3. Marmion: Krueger 9-14-152-1, Glasgow 1-1-42-0. RECEIVING-Marian Central: Olson 7-157, Spoden 6-86, Klinger 2-23, Bokowy

WOODSTOCK NORTH 3 WAUCONDA 1 Woodstock North goals: Allori (Jones), Balleno (Albarran), Miranda.


Higgins (MC) 1.

7 3 0 6 – 16 7 7 7 14 - 35

First quarter H– Kielbasa 19 run (Franzen kick), 6:33 GC- Vargo 5 pass from Lennartz (Dunk kick), :0:57 Second quarter GC– Dunk 22 yard field goal, 8:19 H- Jansen 4 pass from Mohlman (Franzen kick), 0:45 Third quarter H– Kielbasa 3 run (Franzen kick), 6:56 Fourth quarter H- Kielbasa 1 run (Franzen kick), 9:36 H- Kielbasa 1 run (Franzen kick), 2:03 GC- Adams 95 yard kickoff return (kick failed), 1:58 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Central: Lennartz 18-97, Reed 17-65, Ali 2-7, Adams 2-minus 2, Totals: 39-167. Hampshire: Swanson 3-9, Kielbasa 28-202, Calvin 6-24, Mohlmann 4-35: Totals: 40-270 PASSING–Central: Lennartz 4-16-543. Hampshire: Mohlmann 10-21-134. RECEIVING–Central: Leoffl 1-5, Vargo 2-24, Ali 1-25, Hampshire: Schramm 2-27, Jansen 8-107 TOTAL TEAM YARDS: Central 221, Hampshire 404 Sophomore score: Hampshire 30, Central 6


Goalkeeper saves: Rodriguez (WN) 11.


2 0

Glenbard North 2, Jacobs 0 (25-11, 25-15) Jacobs 2, Jones College Prep 0 (25-6, 25-12)



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Ottawa Marquette 2 Woodstock North 0 (25-21, 25-17)

Jacobs Hononegah

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Singles No. 1: Maggioncalda (J) Forfiet-Win No. 2: Flebbe (J) d. Schneder 6-2, 7-5 Doubles No. 1: Szramek/Molider (J) d. Vargas/ Davila 6-0, 6-0 No. 2: Kasprzyk/Altobelli (J) d. Caballero/Alfaro 6-0, 6-0 No. 3: Bennett/Wochinski (J) d. S. Devoss/ H. Devoss 6-0, 6-0

Jacobs goals: Blankenship (Hubner), Wasilewski (Kaufman)


SPRINGFIELD 4, CL SOUTH 0 Goalkeeper saves: Alvarez (CLS) 3, Kause (CLS) 1.

CLS goals: Russman (Harris), Russman (Massat) Goalkeeper saves: Alvarez (CLS) 4, Kause (CLS) 1.

ANTIOCH 5, MCHENRY 1 McH goal: Beltran (Valle).



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Mother McAuley JV 2 Marian Central 0 (25-17, 25-20) Montini 2, Marian Central 1 (25-27, 25-8, 25-12) Marian Central 2, Belleville East 0 (25-16, 25-19) Marian Catholic 2 Marian Central 0 (25-23, 25-16) Marian Central 2, Fenwick 0 (25-23, 25-18) MC leaders: Kills- Taylor 29, Davis 23; Digs- Taylor 42; Assists- Kaufman 86.

WHEATON-WARRENVILLE SOUTH TOURNAMENT Neuqua Valley 2, Prairie Ridge 1 (26-28, 25-19, 25-19) Prairie Ridge 2 Downers Grove South 1 (20-25, 25-21, 27-25) Prairie Ridge 2, Rosary 0 (25-15, 25-19) PR leaders: Kills- McNeil 24, Witt 21, Bean 16; Assists- Otto 72; Digs- Hanley 43, Otto 36, McNeil 25


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Woodstock North leaders: KillsAbbate 27; Digs- Gavers 41, Abbate 18; Blocks- Abbate 5; Assists- Landrey 29, Andrychowski 20; Aces- Andrychowski 16, Gavers 9.

MC Johnsburg

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Westminster Christian 2 Woodstock North 1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-14)

0 0

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First Half MC- Gries (Labas) Goalkeeper saves: Przybysz (MC) 1,



0 0


Woodstock North 2 Kirkland Hiawatha 0 (25-8, 25-16)

Singles No. 1: Wyslak (H) d. Schneder 6-0, 6-1 No. 2: Davila (H) by forfeit Doubles No. 1: Funke/Rosales (H) d. Vargas/ Davila 6-0, 6-0 No. 2: Gallegos/Pietramale (H) d. Caballero/Alfaro 6-0, 6-0 No. 3: Alvarez/McCartney (H) d. S. Devoss/ H. Devoss 6-0, 6-0




Woodstock North 2, Waukegan 0 (25-20, 25-14)

Harvard Scores: Coffman 75, Garafol 99, Musgrove 107, Smith 108.

Goalkeeper saves: Gonzalez (D-C) 5.

Goalkeeper saves: Gonzalez (D-C) 4.

Goalkeeper saves: Dixon (J) 6.

Woodstock North 2 Elgin Academy 0 (25-11, 25-7)

Team Scores: 1. Byron 326, 2. Oregon 327, 3. Dixon 347, 9. Harvard 389.

Singles No. 1: Wyslak (H) d. Cabanban 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 No. 2: M. Kleiner (W) d. Davila 7-6, 6-2 Doubles No. 1: Rosales/Funke (H) d. Heck/A. Kleiner 6-3, 6-2 No. 2: Gallegos/Pietramale (H) d. Strum/O’Day 6-1, 6-3 No. 3: Alvarez/ McCartney (H) d. Mraz/Stancy 6-4, 6-3

Jacobs 2, Libertyville 0 (25-23, 25-14)


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Second Half D-C- Campos (Rodriguez)

Second Half Voss (Blankenship)

Jacobs leaders: Kills- Wallenberger 28, Fitzsimmons 23, Bilgrien 15; AssistsTraub 67, Kasper 8; Aces- Onate 9, Kasper 7; Digs- Kasper 30, Traub 22, Campbell 17; Blocks- Wallenberger 16.

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Goalkeeper saves: Stone (W) 5, Nelson (W) 8; Ortiz (H) 7.




Jacobs 2, Vernon Hills 0 (25-23, 25-16)

Jacobs 2, Buffalo Grove 0 (25-12, 25-15)

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First Half H- Mercado (Guzman) H- Mercado (Martinez) Seccond Half W- Maidment (Arias) H- Escobar (Mercado) H- Hernandez (Escobar)



2 1

CL Central: Schlimm 81, Schoenfeld 83, Dingle 84, Mugler 84 CL South: Dahl 81, Piraino 91, Hetherington 94, Benoit 95 Woodstock co-op: Jensen 79, Ferguson 81, Zeintz 95, Meyer 96

Team Scores: 1. Crystal Lake Central 307, 2. Buffalo Grove 328, 3. Mundelein 358, 4. Evanston 422, 5. Jacobs 429, 6. Johnsburg 445, 7. Grant 457, 8. DundeeCrown 463. CLC leaders: Harkins 70, Slavelis 78, Luloff 78, Jean 81. Jacobs leaders: Durben 102, Goll 104, Sider 110, Legea 113. Johnsburg leaders: Johnson 94, Flynn 114, Seaver 114, Schroeder 124. D-C: Kost 93, Berthold 122, Hunsberger 124, Howe 124.


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Team scores: 1. Cary-Grove 301, 2. Fremd 304, 3. Jacobs 308, 4. Geneva 313, 5. Benet 314, 6. Palatine 314, 7. St. Edwards 318, 8. Lake Park 324, 9. South Elgin 327, 10. Glenbard West 329, 11. Crystal Lake Central 330, 12. Bartlett 330, 13. Hoffman Estates 334, 14. Conant 349, 15. Woodstock co-op 351, 16. Zion Benton 355, 17. Schaumburg 356, 18. Dundee-Crown 360, 19. Crystal Lake South 361, 20. Streamwood 377, 21. Elgin (incomplete). Top 10 Individuals: 1. Diblasi (CG) 68, 2. DePrey (CG) 71, 3. Drost (Fmd) 71, 4. Winters (StE) 74, 5. Broders (Pal) 74, 6. Ramsett (J) 74, 7. Cisco (G) 74, 8. Feng (Fmd) 76, 9. Bassetto (B) 76, 10. Ferconio (B) 77. Local results Cary-Grove: DiBlasi 68, DePrey 71, Kalamaras 79, Irlbacker 83 Jacobs: Ramsett 74, Askam 77, Lenzini 78, Boyle 79 Dundee-Crown: Lubecker 82, Gregory 88, John Fougerousse 94, Josh Fougerousse 96

Singles No. 1: Maggioncalda (J) d. Cabanban 6-7, 6-1, 10-4 No. 2: Kleinier (W) d. Flebbe 6-3, 6-4 Doubles No. 1: Szramek/Molider (J) d. Heck/ A. Kleiner 6-1, Default No. 2: Kasprzyk/Altobelli (J) d. Strum/O’Day 7-5, 6-2 No. 3: Mraz/Stancy (W) d. Bennett/ Wochinski 6-4, 6-2 DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH TOURNAMENT

CARY-GROVE 4, BOLINGBROOK 1 Singles No. 1: Derer (C-G) d. Innis 6-3, 7-5 No. 2: Dorty (B) d. Mitchell 6-4, 2-6, 11-9 Doubles No. 1: Langer/Sturtecky (C-G) d. Gomidyala/Wore 7-5, 6-2 No. 2: Hinojosa/Baranowski (C-G) d. Jimenez/Johnson 7-5, 6-2 No. 3: Dohrmann/Ehlers (C-G) d. Belser/Brezina 6-4, 6-4

CARY-GROVE 5, DUNDEE-CROWN 0 Singles No. 1: Baranowski (C-G) d. Hawkey 6-4, 6-4 No. 2: Mitchell (C-G) d. Heather 7-6 (9-7) 9-7 Doubles No. 1: Derer/Hinojosa (C-G) d. Balch/ Johnson 6-0, 6-0 No. 2: Langer/Sturtecky (C-G) d. Bieri/ Schmidt 6-2, 6-0 No. 3: Dohrmann/Ehlers (C-G) d. Gentile/Stiefer 6-2, 6-4

METEA VALLEY 5, CARY-GROVE 0 Singles No. 1: Hi (MV) d. Derer 7-5, 6-1 No. 2: Heather (MV) d. Hinojosa 6-1, 7-5 (13-11) Doubles No. 1: Proszowski/Farley (MV) d. Sturtecky/Langer 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) No. 2: Chase/Heinz (MV) d. Baranowski/Dohrmann 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 No. 3: Katla/Chase (MV) d. Mitchell/ Ehlers 7-5, 6-4

GUILFORD INVITATIONAL Team scores: 1. Crystal Lake South 36, Rockford Guilford 27, Lasalle 26, Woodstock 24. CL South Results Singles No. 1: Julia Thome (3-0) –First Place No. 2: Hannah Rakofsky (3-0) –First Place Doubles No. 1: Laktash/Rasmussen (3-0) –First Place No. 2: Smithana/Subramanian (2-1) –Fifth Place No. 3: Fetzner/Baietto (3-0) –First Place






ATLANTA 1:20 p.m. WGN AM-720

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PITTSBURGH 7:05 p.m. CSN AM-720

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TORONTO 7:10 p.m. CSN+ AM-670

at Cleveland 6:05 p.m. WCIU AM-670

at Cleveland 6:05 p.m. CSN AM-670


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KANSAS CITY 7:10 p.m. CSN AM-670


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TV/Radio NFL FOOTBALL Noon: Green Bay at Cincinnati, Fox Noon: Cleveland at Minnesota, CBS 3:25 p.m.: Indianapolis at San Francisco, CBS 7:30 p.m.: Bears at Pittsburgh, NBC, AM-780, FM-105.9

MLB BASEBALL Noon: White Sox at Detroit, CSN, AM-670 Noon: San Francisco at N.Y. Yankees, TBS 1:20 p.m.: Atlanta at Cubs, WGN, AM-720 7 p.m.: St. Louis at Milwaukee, ESPN

AUTO RACING 6:30 a.m.: Formula One, Singapore Grand Prix, NBCSN 1 p.m.: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Sylvania 300, at Loudon, N.H., ESPN 3:30 p.m.: Global Rallycross Championship, at Concord, N.C., ABC 7:30 p.m.: NHRA, Fall Nationals, at Ennis, Texas (sameday tape), ESPN2

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER Noon: Michigan at Iowa, BTN



4 p.m.: Blackhawks at Detroit, NHLN

2 p.m.: First round, Game 2, Sky at Indiana, ESPN2 4 p.m.: First round, Game 2, Minnesota at Seattle, ESPN2

GOLF 7 a.m.: European PGA Tour, Open d’Italia, inal round, at Turin, Italy, TGC 11 a.m.: PGA Tour, TOUR Championship, inal round, at Atlanta, TGC Noon: PGA Tour, TOUR Championship, inal round, at Atlanta, NBC 6 p.m.: Champions Tour, Hawaii Championship, inal

SOCCER 10 a.m.: Premier League, Manchester United at Manchester City, NBCSN

COMMUNITY SOFTBALL 9 a.m.: Barrington Men’s League, Comcast 113


At Emricson Park, 3.1 miles Overall team scores (boys and girls, varsity and junior varsity combined): 1. Vernon Hills 67, 2. Woodstock 90, 3. Huntley 99, 4. McHenry 115, 5. Prairie Ridge 146, 6. Richmond-Burton 171, 7. Harvard 187, 8. Marian Central 196, 9. Aurora Central Catholic 215, 10. Woodstock North 230, 11. Foreman 245. 12. Francis Parker 253. Varsity team scores: 1. Vernon Hills 19, 2. Woodstock 22, 3. Huntley 24, 4. Richmond-Burton 32, 5. McHenry 36, 6. Prairie Ridge 38, 7. Harvard 49, 8. Aurora Central Catholic 52, 9. Woodstock North 62, 10. Marian Central 66, 11. Francis Parker 73, 12. Foreman 77. Varsity results Flight 1: Whitney (VH) 16:08, 2. Beattie (Wdk) 16:14, 3. Kaht (R-B) 16:25, 4. Smith (Hunt) 16:32, 5. Pichardo (Hvd) 16:32. Flight 2: 1. Hahndorf (McH) 16:28, 2. Smith (VH) 16:30, 3. Conroy (Hunt) 16:58, 4. Kazin (PR) 17:11, 5. Bellavia (Wdk) 17:20. Flight 3: 1. Williams (VH) 17:02, 2. DeWane (Wdk) 17:06, 3. Hearne (PR) 17:06, 4. Gardner (R-B) 17:33, 5. Lay (McH) 17:36. Flight 4: 1. Williamson (VH) 16:35, 2. Kapolnek (Hunt) 17:15, 3. Weaver (McH) 17:30, 4. Hanson (Wdk) 17:54, 5. Berg (PR) 18:17. Flight 5: 1. Grocholski (Hunt) 17:50, 2. Doerhoefer (VH) 18:00, 3. Curry (McH) 18:16, 4. Hoowan (R-B) 18:17, 5. Stumpff (Wdk) 18:33. Flight 6: 1. Moyers (VH) 17:34, 2. Baker (Wdk) 18:12, 3. Williams (R-B) 18:13, 4. Raclawski (Hunt) 18:34, 5. Eastwood (ACC) 19:06. Flight 7: 1. Carlson (VH) 17:00, 2. Chambers (Wdk) 17:20, 3. Callanan (Hunt) 17:58, 4. Ortiz (Hvd) 18:05, 5. Koschak (R-B) 18:16.


At Elburn Forest Preserve

Team scores: 1. CL Central 41, 2. Glenbard West 53, 3. Jacobs 74, 4. Benet Academy 152, 5. West Aurora 158, 6. Kaneland 160, 7. Burlington Central 207, 8. Geneva 226, 9. Sycamore 249, 10. DeKalb 256, 11. Larkin 271, 12. DundeeCrown 329, 13. Marengo 331. Top 10 individuals: 1. Pitner (CLC) 15:51.1, 2. Johnson (Jac) 16:02.8, 3. Christian (GW) 16:14.8, 4. Khat (Mooseheart) 16:15.7, 5. Amato (CLC) 16:16.3, 6. Gemmel (CLC) 16:23.6, 7. McCue (WA) 16:24.3, 8. Musial (BC) 16:24.7, 9. Hecht (GW) 16:27.3, 10. Stice (Syc) 16:28.0. 1. CL Central (41): 1. Pitner 15:51.1, 4. Amato 16:16.3, 5. Gemmel 16:23.6, 12. McKay 16:33.9, 19. Barkocy 16:44.4. 3. Jacobs (74): 2. M. Johnson 16:02.8, 14. Albrecht 16:36.8, 15. Baran 16:38.5, 18. Goldby 16:42.0, 25. Z. Johnson 16:56.8. 12. Dundee-Crown (329): 48. Noreen 17:28.1, 66. Ayala 18:11.4, 68. Parreno 18:14.4, 70. Clark 18:29.6, 77. Cassiere 19:06.0. 13. Marengo (331): 53. Bowen 17:50.1, 65. Arevalo 18:08.1, 67. Karlow 18:13.6, 71. Mier 18:34.8, 75. Delos Rios 19:00.1.

WARREN INVITE Team Scores: 1. Warren 59, 2. Glenbrook South 61, 3. Zion Benton 121, 4. CL South 127, 5. Fenton 143, 6. Rolling Meadows 201, 7. Johnsburg 209, 8. CaryGrove 247, 12. Grayslake Central 286, 18. Grayslake North 464. CLS leaders: Lenzini (10) 15:42.36, Prus (22) 16:00.45, Cain (24) 16:05.35, Melone (26) 16:08.74, Miller (45) 16:29.25. Johnsburg leaders: Stelmasek (16) 15:52.29, Grimes (33) 16:16.12, Miller (34) 16:17.94, Miraldi (50) 16:37.53, Miller (77) 17:08.04. Cary-Grove leaders: Cody (7) 15:38.98, Stordahl (51) 16:37.74, Gibbons (62) 16:48.70, Veal (63) 16:51.94, Richards (64) 16:52.19.


At Emricson Park, 3.1 miles Overall team scores (boys and girls, varsity and junior varsity combined): 1. Vernon Hills 67, 2. Woodstock

90, 3. Huntley 99, 4. McHenry 115, 5. Prairie Ridge 146, 6. Richmond-Burton 171, 7. Harvard 187, 8. Marian Central 196, 9. Aurora Central Catholic 215, 10. Woodstock North 230, 11. Foreman 245. 12. Francis Parker 253. Varsity team scores: 1. McHenry17, 2. Woodstock 19, 3. Vernon Hills 22, 4. Richmond-Burton 34, 5. Huntley 35, 6. Prairie Ridge 46, 7. Marian Central 48, 8. Aurora Central Catholic 50, 9. Harvard 53, 10. Woodstock North 64, 11. Francis Parker 68, 12. Foreman 75. Varsity results Flight 1: Overbeck (VH) 18:42, 2. Opatrny (McH) 18:48, 3. Jones (MC) 19:54, 4. Karina (ACC) 20:05, 5. Mitchell (Hunt) 20:12. Flight 2: 1. Purich (McH) 19:12, 2. Jacobs (Wdk) 19:34, 3. Shine (PR) 19:41, 4. Meehleib (Hunt) 20:39, 5. Crown (ACC) 20:51. Flight 3: 1. G. Beattie (Wdk) 20:19, 2. Retherford (R-B) 20:54, 3. Ferguson (McH) 21:01, 4. Kim (VH) 21:15, 5. B. Baumert (MC) 21:42. Flight 4: 1. Rogers (VH) 20:40, 2. Zhang (Wdk) 20:54, 3. Spohr (R-B) 21:03, Gioia (McH) 21:33, 5. Jacobs (Hvd) 21:59. Flight 5: 1. Reich (VH) 20:47, 2. Semmen (Wdk) 21:05, 3. Langlois (R-B) 21:43, 4. Schweder (McH) 21:52, 5. Celli (Hunt) 22:50. Flight 6: 1. Hansen (Wdk) 21:21, 2. Wenk (McH) 21:57, 3. Manuel (R-B) 21:57, 4. Rose (VH) 22:31, 5. Carlson (Hunt) 22:44. Flight 7: 1. Brenner (McH) 21:12, 2. Heaver (Wdk) 21:27, 3. Tower (R-B) 21:45, 4. Renihan (VH) 21:56, 5. Jones (PR) 22:55.


At Elburn Forest Preserve

Team scores: 1. Geneva 64, 2. CL Central 79, 3. Kaneland 122, 4. Rosary 128, 5. Belvidere North 131, 6. Marengo 150, 7. Waubonsie Valley 180, 8. Glenbard East 206, 9. Burlington Central 226, 10. Hampshire 262, 11. Freeport 297, 12. Glenbard North 314, 13. Sycamore 359, 14. Jacobs 362, 15. Larkin 400, 16. Dundee-Crown 421, 17. Benet Academy 440. Top 10 individuals: 1. Schrader (DeK) 18:30.5, 2. Allen (Mgo) 19:06.1, 3. Lutzow (BN) 19:08.1, 4. Willging (Free) 19:11.1, 5. Bower (Kane) 19:16.6, 6. Dagley (CLC) 19:29.9, 7. Nusser (Gen) 19:31.8, 8. Altmayer (Gen) 19:33.0, 9. McSpadden (Gen) 19:33.8, 10. Sprague (Mgo) 19:37.7. 2. CL Central (79): 5. Dagley 19:29.9, 12. Fleming 19:52.4, 13. Orvis 20:00.4, 19. Larsen 20:27.2, 30. Staples 20:54.3. 6. Marengo (150): 2. Allen 19:06.1, 10. Sprague 19:37.7, 15. Broling 20:08.0, 61. Conroy 22:11.9, 64. Shefcik 22:26.3. 10. Hampshire (262): 29. Sztukowski 20:53.4, 38. Richert 21:27.1, 55. Romanoski 21:50.2, 69. McIntyre 22:29.7, 71. Adams 22:34.7. 14. Jacobs (362): 52. Willerth 21:42.2, 65. Berry 22:26.6, 73. Melchers 22:45.0, 85. Pasetes 23:33.7, 87. Birtell 23:35.6. 16. Dundee-Crown (421): 41. Aguirre 21:29.6, 90. Rodriguez 23:54.2, 94. Hemmer 23:58.8, 95. Barrera 23:59.1, 101. Machuca 25:02.1.

WARREN INVITE Team Scores: 1. Evanston 94, Fremd 105, Buffalo Grove 110, 4. Rolling Meadows 142, 9. Grayslake Central 243, 12. CL South 296, 14. Grayslake North, 20. Johnsburg 485. CLS leaders: Britten (8) 18:34.68, Waz (28) 19:18.04, Jimenez (80) 20:59.26, McKeever (86) 21:06.75, Davis (94) 21:20.59. Johnsburg leaders: Pruitt (55) 20:24.33, Fox (73) 20:51.54, Nimrick (118) 22:31.63, Stahl (119) 22:34.86, Peake (120) 22:41.59.

GIRLS SWIMMING WOODSTOCK INVITATIONAL Team scores: 1. Jacobs/Hampshire Co-op 524; 2. Huntley 500; 3. Cary-Grove 500; 4. McHenry 453.5; 5. Woodstock 406; 6. CL Co-op 389.5; 7. Zion-Benton 385; 8. Conant 384 200 Medley relay frosh/soph: 1. Jacobs (Ju. Tokarz, Sia, Erickson, Je. Tokarz) 2:02.64; 2. Huntley (Hailey, Sifken, Burgos, Padal) 2:03.74; 3. CL (Byker, Shorten, Alcock, Maguire) 2:08.99; 5. McHenry (Elise, Lesniak, Cole, Moore) 2:10.78; 7. Woodstock (Emmons, Frasik, McGuire, Roberts) 2:12.31; 8. Cary-Grove

(Gier, Rogers, Purvis, Dhindsa) 2:15.08 200 Medley relay junior/senior: 1. Cary-Grove (Baker, Rose, Elrod, Seeger) 1:56.40; 2. Woodstock (Kruse, Ferguson, Devinger, DeWane) 2:00.18; 3. Jacobs (O’Connor, Terlecki, Sanchez, Agoranos) 2:00.20; 4. McHenry (Ezop, Matthys, Palmer, Walter) 2:01.36; 6. Huntley (Am. Cazel, Finn, Carbon, Ferguson) 2:05.53 200 Freestyle: 1. Seeger (CG) 2:04.70; 3. Al. Cazel (H) 2:06.10; 5. Lange (McH) 2:08.89; 6. Terlecki (J) 2:10.11 200 Individual medley: 1. Cicero (Con) 2:14.62; 2. Devinger (W) 2:18.74; 3. Elrod (CG) 2:19.66; 4. Burgos (H) 2:22.55; 5. Sia (J) 2:25.73; 6. Ferguson (H) 2:28.66 50 Freestyle freshman: 1. Baker (CG) 26.21; 2. Agoranos (J) 26.36; 3. Mollitor (CL) 26.74; 4. Smitendorf (H) 27.17; 5. Machen (H) 28.27; 6. Purvis (CG) 29.02 50 Freestyle sophomore: 1. McGuire (W) 25.95; 3. Erickson (J) 27.06; 4. Janeczko (CL) 27.32; 5. Walter (McH) 27.70 50 Freestyle junior: 1. Sanchez (J) 25.92; 2. Pieroni (CL) 27.40; 3. Ezop (McH) 27.71; 5. Finn (H) 28.31 50 Freestyle senior: 1. Cook (ZB) 26.11; 2. DeWane (W) 26.33; 3. Mega (CG) 28.03; 4. Ogaban (J) 28.26; 5. Marchi (J) 28.92; 6. Meyer (CG) 29.40 100 Butterfly: 1. Matthys (McH) 59.43; 2. Devinger (W) 1:04.19; 3. O’Connor (J) 1:04.35; 4. Burgos (H) 1:04.85; 5. Palmer (McH) 1:08.44; 6. Mega (CG) 1:09.13 100 Freestyle freshman: 1. Seeger (CG) 58.61; 2. Shorten (CL) 1:01.17; t3. Ju. Tokarz (J), Sullivan (CL) 1:01.76; 5. Machen (H) 1:02.51; 6. Purvis (CG) 1:02.68 100 Freestyle sophomore: 1. Wooley (Con) 58.66; 2. Erickson (J) 59.20; 3. Hamann (CG) 1:00.22; 5. Maguire (CL) 1:01.93; 6. Naughton (McH) 1:02.16 100 Freestyle junior: 1. Sanchez (J) 56.02; 2. Rose (CG) 56.71; 3. Ferguson (H) 1:00.43; 4. Ezop (McH) 1:01.29; 5. Pieroni (CL) 1:01.47; 6. Wright (McH) 1:01.73 100 Freestyle senior: 1. Al. Cazel (H) 57.84; 2. Weber (CG) 58.00; 3. DeWane (W) 59.45; 4. Marchi (J) 1:01.37; 5. Ogaban (J) 1:01.60; 6. Meyer (CG) 1:03.63 500 Freestyle: 1. Cicero (Con) 5:20.05; 2. Elrod (CG) 5:26.45; 3. Lange (McH) 5:40.42; 4. Agoranos (J) 5:42.64; 6. Siefken (H) 5:51.20 200 Freestyle relay frosh/soph: 1. McHenry (Lesniak, Walter, Naughton, Lange) 1:51.27; 2. Huntley (Padal,Carbon, Herron, Smitendorf) 1:52.83; 3. CL (Maguire, Smith, Gray, Dalbke) 1:56.96; 5. Cary-Grove (Purvis, Follett, Dhindsa, Gier) 1:58.87; 6. Jacobs (Zange, Laubenstein, Gomoll, Je. Tokarz) 1:59.56; 7. Woodstock (Frasik, Emmons, Curtis, Kurzbuch) 2:11.34 200 Freestyle relay junior/senior: 1. Conant 1:48.36; 2. Woodstock (McGuire, Ferguson, Brasile, DeWane) 1:50.37; 3. Jacobs (Sia, Ogaban, Marchi, Cash) 1:50.37; 4. Cary-Grove (Weber, Hamann, Meyer, Mega) 1:51.35; 5. Huntley (Am. Cazel, Eiermann, Hill, Al. Cazel) 1:52.35; 7. McHenry (Harris, Wright, Cole, Jacob) 1:58.68 100 Backstroke: 1. Matthys (McH) 1:01.74; 2. Hill (H) 1:03.43; 4. Baker (CG) 1:04.77; 5. O’Connor (J) 1:04.86; 6. Kruse (W) 1:05.34 100 Breaststroke: 1. Rose (CG) 1:11.49; 3. Sia (J) 1:13.60; 5. Ferguson (W) 1:17.40; 6. Terlecki (J) 1:17.48 400 Freestyle relay frosh/soph: 1. Cary-Grove (Hamann, Seeger, Baker, Elrod) 3:50.43; 2. Huntley (Machen, Siefken, Smitendorf, Padal) 4:05.92; 3. McHenry (Naughton, Walter, Raquel, Lange) 4:10.94; 4. Jacobs (Je. Tokarz, Ju. Tokarz, Gomoll, O’Connor) 4:14.69; 5. CL (Alcock, Dalbke, Smith, Byker) 4:17.73; 6. Woodstock (Emmons, Frasik, Fisher, Roberts) 4:31.58 400 Freestyle relay junior/senior: 1. Jacobs (Agoranos, Sanchez, Terlecki, Erickson) 3:51.38; 2. Huntley (Burgos, Ferguson, Hill, Al. Cazel) 3:54.68; 4. CL (Pieroni, Sullivan, Maguire, Mollitor) 4:02.59; 5. McHenry (Wright, Palmer, Ezop, Matthys) 4:04.45; 6. Cary-Grove (Meyer, Mega, Weber, Rose) 4:07.22; 8. Woodstock (Devinger, Malek, Brasile, Kruse) 4:13.05

FOOTBALL NFL NATIONAL CONFERENCE North W L T Pct PF Bears 2 0 0 1.000 55 Detroit 1 1 0 .500 55 Green Bay 1 1 0 .500 66 Minnesota 0 2 0 .000 54 East W L T Pct PF Dallas 1 1 0 .500 52 Philadelphia 1 2 0 .333 79 N.Y. Giants 0 2 0 .000 54 Washington 0 2 0 .000 47 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 2 0 0 1.000 39 Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 48 Carolina 0 2 0 .000 30 Tampa Bay 0 2 0 .000 31 West W L T Pct PF Seattle 2 0 0 1.000 41 St. Louis 1 1 0 .500 51 San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 37

PA 51 49 54 65 PA 48 86 77 71 PA 31 47 36 34 PA 10 55 57

Arizona 1 1 0 .500 49 AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 2 0 0 1.000 36 Miami 2 0 0 1.000 47 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 28 Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 45 South W L T Pct PF Houston 2 0 0 1.000 61 Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 41 Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 40 Jacksonville 0 2 0 .000 11 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 1 1 0 .500 41 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 41 Cleveland 0 2 0 .000 16 Pittsburgh 0 2 0 .000 19 West W L T Pct PF Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 71 Denver 2 0 0 1.000 90 Oakland 1 1 0 .500 36 San Diego 1 1 0 .500 61

48 PA 31 30 30 46 PA 52 41 39 47 PA 34 55 37 36 PA 34 50 30 61

Thursday’s Game Kansas City 26, Philadelphia 16 Sunday’s Games Bears at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. San Diego at Tennessee, noon Arizona at New Orleans, noon St. Louis at Dallas, noon Cleveland at Minnesota, noon Houston at Baltimore, noon N.Y. Giants at Carolina, noon Detroit at Washington, noon Tampa Bay at New England, noon Green Bay at Cincinnati, noon Atlanta at Miami, 3:05 p.m. Indianapolis at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. Jacksonville at Seattle, 3:25 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 3:25 p.m. Monday’s Game Oakland at Denver, 7:40 p.m.

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For investors, understanding risk is vital Understanding your risk tolerance is complex, and the standard questionnaire provided by financial planners may not capture an accurate picture. One reason is they sometimes combine different aspects of the risk profile that should be assessed separately. Words such as “tolerance” and “capacity” are often used interchangeably. In fact, they are quite different. Risk capacity is a measure of your financial ability to sustain risk. In a practical financial planning context, risk capacity is measured in terms of an individual’s asset base, withdrawal, liquidity needs and time horizon. For example, if you need to fund retirement withdrawals of $20,000 a year from an asset base of $1 million starting 10 years from now, you would have a very high capacity for risk. You still will have ample means to sustain your retirement goals even if you experience several years of portfolio underperformance. However, if you need to fund retirement withdrawals immediately at $40,000 a year from an asset base of $500,000, you have a much smaller capacity for risk. Your plan will fail with anything less than strong portfolio returns from the very start. Therefore, you would have very little capacity to take risks. Risk capacity is all about the financial aspects of your ability to sustain a market decline without suffering an unacceptable loss of lifestyle or quality of life now or in the future. While risk capacity is about your financial ability to sustain underperformance in pursuit of higher returns, risk tolerance measures your willingness to enter such a tradeoff in the first place. Risk tolerance measures your ability to handle risk emotionally. It evaluates your willingness to take on the risk of receiving lower returns in exchange for the possibility of earning higher ones. This pure aspect of an individual’s risk tolerance has nothing to do with risk capacity. Advisers, therefore, must be cautious about not leading their clients to particular decisions by imprinting their own risk tolerance onto the client, through how they ask questions, frame the discussion or communicate nonverbally. The combination of your financial risk capacity and emotional risk tolerance creates the foundation on which an overall portfolio can be created to determine appropriate investment solutions. Do you fully understand what risk means to you?

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Sean Carey (left) and his wife, Erin Carey, watch their youngest daughters, Kierstin (left), 7, and Kendell, 6, play in the backyard of their Woodstock home. The Careys, who have five daughters, bought their first home in January. First-time homebuyers aren’t returning to the market, the National Association of Realtors reported in July. First-time buyers usually help drive rebounds in home sales, but they made up only 29 percent of sales in July, below the 40 percent level consistent with a healthy market.

First-timers hold back Some first-time buyers return, others remain shy By LAWERENCE SYNETT WOODSTOCK – Buying a home was a daunting task for the Carey family. The family of seven – including five girls 12 years old or younger – had been living in a cramped twobedroom duplex for years when Erin and Sean Carey decided it was time to purchase a home. The Woodstock couple saved for a down payment and worked on keeping their credit scores solid. They went in for a loan. They were denied. “We were paralyzed by the thought of being rejected again,” Erin Carey said. “We probably delayed when we could have bought a home more than a year because we were so scared to be rejected again.” First-time homebuyers aren’t returning to the market. They usually help drive rebounds in home sales. First-time buyers accounted for 29 percent of home sales in July compared to the 40 percent level consistent with a healthy market, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. By comparison, Investors made up 16 percent of purchases, down from a recent peak of 22 percent in February. The smaller proportion of investors suggests the market is slowly returning to normal. With sales on the rise, and interest rates relatively low, real estate agents say now is the time for resi-

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve’s decision to maintain the size of its economic stimulus could be a gift for car and home buyers, for Americans with 401(k) accounts and perhaps for developing economies. Yet for savers who rely on interest income, Wednesday’s announcement was a sour one. The Fed also sent an ominous message to job seekers: Hiring and economic growth remain sluggish and vulnerable to further weakening from budget fights in Washington. The Fed surprised just about everyone by delaying a slowdown in its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases, which are designed to keep long-term loan rates low to spur borrowing and spending. Fed officials had been signaling since spring that they would likely start reducing their purchases by year’s end if the economy steadily improved. Many economists and Wall Street banks had expected that pullback to start this week. But on Wednesday, Fed officials made clear they aren’t yet satisfied with the economy’s progress. “Conditions in the job market today are still far from what all of us would like to see,” Chairman Ben Bernanke said. Here’s how some individuals and groups could be affected by the Fed’s decision:

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Carpenters Jose Ramírez (left) and Victor Hernandez work on framing at the Epcon community Maples at the Sonatas in Woodstock. dents searching for a new home – a process the Carey family knows all too well. The family eventually re-entered the market after spending more than six months getting financially comfortable enough to place another offer on a home. In January, the family got a loan and moved into a four-bedroom, two-anda-half-bathroom home in Woodstock. “We have a house we never could have purchased when we first were attempting to buy a home,” Carey said. “We were denied at a time when people were upside down in their mortgages. We would have been in that same situation. It was a blessing.”

Highest, lowest priced homes in county • The highest priced home on the market last week was a 20-acre estate at 19802 Dunham Road, Woodstock. It was listed at $6.75 million. The 22,000-square-foot home has 5 to 7 bedrooms and 9.3 bathrooms. It has a large kitchen, library, theater room, outdoor pool and cabana, hot tub and therapy room, sauna, exercise room, office, laundry center, a second caterers kitchen, two caretaker suites, upper and lower-level entertaining areas, and a freight/service elevator in addition to the main elevator. • The lowest priced listing last week was a two-bedroom, twobathroom home in foreclosure at 119 Valley View, Lakemoor. It was listed at $12,900.

Source: Midwest Real Estate Data LLC

Financial markets celebrated the Fed’s delay. The Dow Jones industrials surged more than 1 percent to a record high of 15,677 before retreating slightly Thursday. It’s no wonder investors were ecstatic: The Fed’s bond purchases could hold down yields on long-term bonds. Low bond yields cause some investors to shift money into stocks in pursuit of higher returns. That money tends to boost stock prices. Driving up stock prices is part of the Fed’s plan. That’s because as stock prices surge, Americans who own stocks feel wealthier and more willing to spend. This is important because consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic output.

Borrowers: McHenry County home sales have rebounded over the past two years, according to a market report prepared for the Northwest Herald by Rob Schaid,

managing broker and owner of Re/Max Plaza in McHenry. Some 517 homes were sold last month.

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Chamber offers range of opportunities, benefits Every member belongs to a Chamber for a different reason. They don’t all perceive value the same way. Some belong for the prestige, networking, marketing opportunities, workshops and some for educational speakers. The Chamber has to cover all those bases and make sure they get the value they are seeking. Here is what we have coming up to help you get value from being a member of the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce. • EDUCATIONAL: On Monday at Pinecrest Restaurant in Huntley, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the guest speaker for the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce. She will discuss the state’s fiscal condition and the implications for area businesses and organizations. She will provide re-

CHAMBER NEWS Rita Slawek marks and a review of the economic and budgetary environment in Illinois. Seating is limited. To register, visit • MARKETING: October is the opening of sales for our 2014 Community Guide and Map. Members can take advantage of early-bird specials. This is a great visual advertising piece that is distributed throughout the year. Executive Club Members save $100 on their ads. Our guide also is posted on our website. Online order forms are available at www. October opens the online registration for our Executive Club Members to reserve their booths for

the 2014 Huntley Chamber Home & Business Expo to be held Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 at Marlowe Middle School. Our corporate sponsor is Centegra Health System. The event will have more than 100 exhibitors and the opportunity for our members to market their businesses. November opens the registration for all Huntley members to register for their booths, so if you are currently not a member, it is time to join! Visit for information and to register. • WORKSHOPS: On Oct. 2, the Huntley Chamber will have its general membership meeting at the Huntley Park District Rec Center (in the Cosman Theater). The meeting will start at noon. The topic will be marketing issues. Members will be divided into teams and given

marketing problems to solve. Visit for information and to register. At 3:45 p.m. Oct. 15, the Chamber Office will have an Orientation Meeting for members and potential members. Find out how to get all the benefits from being a Chamber member. Call the Chamber office 847-669-0166 to reserve a seat. Space is limited. • NETWORKING: The monthly mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Deer Path Supportive Living in Huntley. You will be able to take a tour, see the highlights of this new location and network with fellow members. This is a great opportunity for businesses looking to join the Huntley Chamber. Get on the guest list by calling 847-669-0166. Visit our Networking Groups

and fine-tune your personal networking opportunities. Networking groups HuntleyArea.Biz and Huntley Chamber Construction Network welcome Huntley Chamber Members to join and enhance their Power Team of leads. For information, visit www.huntleychamber. org. • PRESTIGE: Become a Huntley Chamber member, a director on the board or an ambassador. Get involved on a committee, sponsor an event or host a mixer. Get ready to take that next step and become a part of the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce Family … our doors are always open.

• Rita Slawek is president and CEO of the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 847-669-0166.

Inventory of homes on the market has decreased Olive Garden, Red Lobster • FIRST-TIMERS Continued from page D1 That’s a 70 percent increase compared to 305 in August 2011, and a 29 percent increase compared to August 2012, when 400 were sold. “A lot of times you talk to buyers and they are waiting for the bottom, but you never know what that is until it has passed,” Schaid said. “It has passed, and now is the time to buy before prices go up and you miss out.” As sales have increased, there has been a sharp decline in the number of available properties. A total of 4,128 homes were listed sale in August 2011. Since then, the supply has dropped by nearly a third. Last month, 2,774 homes were listed for sale, a 32.8 percent decline from August 2011, data shows. “We’re selling more because the economy is improving and buyers are getting off the fence and interest rates are low,” Schaid said. “Buyers are realizing they may have already missed out and are trying to jump on everything that is left.” Months’ supply of inventory – or how many months it would take to sell all of the homes currently listed for sale – is a key factor in determining the health

of the market. A balanced market has six months of supply, meaning buyers have enough homes to look at and sellers have enough time to sell. The months supply of inventory peaked at 11.2 months in August 2011, dipped to 7.6 months in August 2012, and was cut in half to 3.9 months last month, data shows. “Two years ago there was a lot of properties on the market and no one was buying,” Schaid said. “This is a dramatic change. It makes it very competitive again.” Illinois home sales increased by 17.3 percent over previous-year levels in August and median prices increased 13.6 percent, according to the Illinois Association of Realtors. Statewide home sales in August – including single-family homes and condominiums – totaled 15,814 homes sold, up from 13,485 in August 2012. The statewide median price in August ($167,000) was up 13.6 percent compared to August 2012 ($147,000), numbers show. The median is a typical market price where half the homes sold for more and half sold for less. Those preparing to purchase a home should attempt to pay all their bills on time to keep their credit clean and keep credit card balances low in relation to limits, said Martin Sloan, an Island

Lake-based mortgage originator. Although closing on a home has become more complicated than it was five years ago, it is still a manageable, straightforward process. “Rates are historically low even though they are rising,” Sloan said. “There are a lot of opportunities to purchase, and the guidelines have loosened for foreclosures and short sales.” Having a game plan and talking to people who have already purchased a home can ease the stress of entering the housing market. “If you are afraid of it, get over the hump and talk to people who can help,” Carey said. “Getting over that emotional hurdle is a huge deal.” The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage was 4.57 percent last week, more than a full percentage point higher than in May, when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested the Fed could soon scale back its $85-billiona-month bond purchase program, which is meant to keep interest rates low. The Fed last week decided against reducing its purchases because of the sharp increase in mortgage and other interest rates, among other things. Pulling back on its bond purchases could have sent rates even higher.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

8FACES & PLACES Hospitals celebrate 25 years of trauma care CRYSTAL LAKE – Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock are celebrating 25 years of trauma care in McHenry County. Established as Level II trauma centers in 1988, the hospitals provide trauma care 24 hours a day. “As the only trauma centers in McHenry County, our hospitals have additional resources and equipment to care for severely injured trauma patients,” said Jeff Hummel, director of patient care services with Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. “Our physicians, nurses and other experienced team members continue to advance the way we provide emergency care to the people of our region.” Each year, Centegra HospitalMcHenry sees more than 750 trauma patients and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock sees more than 600 trauma patients. These numbers do not include all the patients who go home from the emergency departments after their traumatic events.

PICA Award presented to AptarGroup CRYSTAL LAKE – AptarGroup Inc. has been selected by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to receive the Pride in Crystal Lake Award. AptarGroup was recognized for its recent expansion in the Crystal Lake business community with a 90,000-square-foot warehousing facility, for maintaining its North American headquarters in Crystal Lake, and for its many civic contributions through the AptarGroup Charitable Foundation, as well as providing scholarships and internships for local youth. The AptarGroup family of companies is the leader in the global dispensing systems industry with over half a century of experience. It is a unique customerand shareholder-focused company with proprietary

By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK – Darden can’t seem to convince more people to sit down for a meal at its Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants. The company reported a sharply lower quarterly profit on Friday that missed Wall Street expectations, with sales down at its two biggest chains despite ongoing attempts to revamp their menus with lighter, cheaper options. Darden said it would slash costs to prepare for future challenges, in part by reducing its workforce. It also said that its president and chief operating officer, Drew Madsen, was retiring and would be succeeded by Gene Lee, effective immediately. Lee headed Darden’s specialty restaurants such as The Capital Grille and Bahama Breeze, which had fared relatively better than the company’s flagship chains. The shake-up comes as Darden Restaurants Inc. struggles to keep pace with a shifting industry, with more people heading to chains such as Chipotle that offer food perceived to be higher quality at relatively cheaper prices. As traffic has declined at Olive Garden and Red Lobster over the years, Darden has been trying to win back diners with lighter dishes and promotions intended to underscore the affordability of its food. Olive Garden, for example, recently rolled out “small plates” that can work as appetizers or side dishes. TV ads

have ditched the Old World atmosphere of the past in favor of a more upbeat, modern feel. Recent promotions included two dinners for $25 and its long-running Never-Ending Pasta deal. Despite the moves, sales fell 4 percent at Olive Garden restaurants open at least a year in the latest quarter. The figure was down 5.2 percent at Red Lobster, where the company added more non-seafood options to attract a broader audience. Darden has blamed its troubles on a variety of factors, including more cautious spending by consumers. In its smaller specialty restaurant group, sales edged up 0.5 percent at locations open at least a year. The metric is a key gauge because it strips out the potentially distorting impact of newly opened and closed locations. To cut spending by about $50 million a year, the company says it’s reducing its workforce by between 80 to 85 positions, as well as making program cuts. A representative said the personnel cuts will not be at the restaurant level. For the three months ended Aug. 25, Darden said it earned $70.2 million, or 53 cents per share, which was far short of the 70 cents per share analysts expected. A year ago, the company earned $110.8 million, or 85 cents per share. Sales rose to $2.16 billion, helped by new locations. But that was still short of the $2.19 billion Wall Street expected, according to FactSet.


Pictured from left to right: AptarGroup Inc. Vice President of Investor Relations Matt DellaMaria, Crystal Lake Chamber President Gary Reece and Stephen Hagge, president and CEO of AptarGroup knowledge, technical expertise, broad product range and about 10,000 dedicated employees in 19 countries. The Pride in Crystal Lake Award is presented quarterly to a business,

organization or individual who has exhibited “pride in Crystal Lake.” The award is co-sponsored by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce and Schafer Brothers Remodeling Inc.

New restaurant, Sushi King, opens in McHenry

New veterinarian joins Woodstock clinic WOODSTOCK – Nadine Govic has joined the Woodstock Veterinary Clinic, 691 Lake Ave., Woodstock. Govic has 20 years’ experience practicing veterinary medicine. Her special interests are Nadine Govic surgery, exotics, bulldogs, pugs, pug rescue and all aspects of small animal veterinary care. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 815-3380132 or visit

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The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce performs a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sushi King, 2078 N. Richmond Road, McHenry. Pictured sitting in front left to right are Qiang Zhao; Dong and Amy, Owners; David. Pictured standing in back left to right are Gina Kappler, The Gum Gal; Kurt Rice, A Better Water Treatment Co.; Ryan Conway, Ryan P. Conway Agency LLC; Lisa Cowger, Palmarium Home Inspection Service Inc.; Wayne Seely, Visual Horizons Internet Marketing; Wen, Sushi King; Frank Hosticka, LegalShield; Tim Stewart, Executive Leadership Coach; and Todd Lowenheim, Lowenheim Insurance Agency.

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Separate checking accounts can avoid confusion Dear Dave, I’m getting married soon, and we plan to open a joint checking account. Keeping a register accurately will be difficult because I travel two weeks out of every month. Do you have any suggestions for keeping track of things, or should we just rely on online access to the account?

– Ed

Dear Ed, I would set up a second checking account, one to which you both have access, that’s only for travel. Giving you both access allows you to track what you do and her to see what’s going on and act as your backup when it comes time to balance the register. Here’s an example. A few years ago we were remodeling our home. My wife and I opened a separate checking account and put all of our remodeling money in there.

Dear Keith,

DAVE SAYS Dave Ramsey It was easier to keep the money separate, but we both had access and were involved in the account. Understand, this wasn’t a “his” and “hers” arrangement. It was merely for the purposes of keeping our everyday activities separate from the remodeling budget. When you get married, the preacher proclaims you as one. That means throughout life and everything involved, including your finances.

– Dave

I would never, under any circumstances, ever buy a property on a land contract. In some places, this kind of thing is called a “contract for deed,” but the problem is you don’t have the deed. The property is not in your name. You could easily run into a situation where you’ve paid the balance down for 10 years, then the guy you’re paying gets into a car wreck or another kind of financial trouble and someone slaps a $500,000 lien against the property that’s supposed to be yours. Don’t pay for property that isn’t in your name, Keith. Land contracts, or contracts for deed, are dangerous for the buyer and just plain stupid!

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– Dave

What’s your opinion on buying a house on a land contract?

– Keith

Dear Dave, My father co-signed for my

niece’s student loans, and recently he passed away. My mom didn’t sign for the loans, but would she be held responsible now?

– Denise

Dear Denise, I’m really sorry to hear about your dad. But no, your mom is not on the hook for the loans. Your dad’s estate could be held responsible, though. When you die, what you own stands good for what you owe. So anything he owned – perhaps his and your mother’s home – would have to stand good for it. This means that while your mom isn’t liable, the student loan would have to be cleared as if it were a normal debt in order for your mom to keep, free and clear, any of the stuff your dad owned. There’s another possibility also. Federally insured student loans do

not count against your estate when you die. If you pass away or become permanently disabled, the loan is forgiven. I believe that’s true for cosigners as well, but make sure you check into the situation carefully. We’re talking about the federal government, and they don’t usually operate in the realm of common sense.

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Low rates squeeze savers • FED Continued from page D1 The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note dropped sharply after the Fed announcement. Rates on mortgages and many other consumer and business loans tend to parallel the 10-year Treasury’s yield. “It helps people who are looking to buy a house in the near term,” said Gus Faucher, senior economist at PNC Financial Services Group. “It makes housing more affordable. That’s one reason the Fed decided not to act – to make sure the recovery in the housing market continues.” Indeed, since May, investors had driven up the average U.S. rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage by more than a full percentage point to 4.57 percent in anticipation that the Fed would slow its bond purchases as soon as this month.

Emerging markets: The same expectations for a Fed pullback had caused turmoil in some emerging economies in Asia and South America. Here’s why: When U.S. rates were super-low, investors moved money into emerging markets in search of relatively higher returns. In recent months, though, the prospect that the Fed would slow its bond purchases and send U.S. rates up led investors to shift money out of emerging markets and into higher-yielding U.S. and other bonds. That shift drove down stock prices and currency values in the emerging markets. “Global investors are going where they can get the highest return,” PNC’s Faucher said. Wednesday’s reprieve by the Fed sent stocks soaring 4.7 percent in Indonesia, 3.3 percent in Thailand and 7 percent in Turkey.

Savers: The steady pace of the Fed’s bond purchases isn’t going to please savers. Super-low rates have squeezed people who depend on interest income. Americans’ annual interest income fell 11 percent – from $1.36 trillion to $1.21 trillion – between 2008 and 2012, the Commerce Department said.

Rates on saving accounts have become nearly invisible. The annual percentage yield on the average U.S. money market account is 0.1 percent, according to The average one-year CD is paying 0.7 percent.

Job seekers: The Fed’s message offered scant hope for people looking for work. Its forecast for economic growth this year is a meager 2 percent to 2.3 percent, slightly weaker than its forecast three months ago. It expects unemployment to remain a still-high 6.4 percent or higher through next year. “We’re still not satisfied, obviously, with where the labor market, the job market is,” Bernanke said. He noted that many job seekers have grown discouraged and given up looking for work.

Budget impasse in Washington: Fed officials have grown concerned that a budget battle in Washington will further damage the economy. Unless Congress agrees to fund the government past Oct. 1, the government will shut down. Then, next month, the government will reach its borrowing limit. If Congress won’t raise that limit, the government won’t be able to pay all its bills. The risk of a shutdown or default would likely rattle financial markets and could scare businesses and consumers into spending less. “When there’s all this disruption in D.C., it attacks the confidence of the consumer,” said Frank Sorrentino, CEO of ConnectOne Bank in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Bernanke delivered a sober message: “A failure to raise the debt limit could have very serious consequences for the financial markets and for the economy. ... This is one of the risks that we are looking at as we think about policy.” The reprieve from a pullback in the Fed’s stimulus is temporary. The central bank is still expected to scale back its purchases at one of its next meetings – in late October, in mid-December or sometime early next year. That is, if the economy has improved by then.

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A worker levels the coal on a freight train in Taiyuan in northern China’s Shanxi province in July. Coal has been the dominant fuel for power generation for a century because it is cheap, plentiful and easy to ship and store. But it emits a host of pollution-forming gases and soot particles, and double the greenhouse gas emissions of its closest fossil fuel competitor, natural gas.

Coal’s future darkens around the world By JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy Writer NEW YORK – The future of coal is getting darker. Economic forces, pollution concerns and competition from cleaner fuels are slowly nudging nations around the globe away from the fuel that made the industrial revolution possible. The U.S. will burn 943 million tons of coal this year, only about as much as it did in 1993. Now it’s on the verge of adopting pollution rules that may all but prohibit the construction of new coal plants. And China, which burns 4 billion tons of coal a year – as much as the rest of the world combined – is taking steps to slow the staggering growth of its coal consumption and may even be approaching a peak. Michael Parker, a commodities analyst at Bernstein Research, calls the shift in China “the beginning of the end of coal.” While global coal use is almost certain to grow over the next few years

– and remain an important fuel for decades after that – coal may soon begin a long slow decline. Coal has been the dominant fuel for power generation for a century because it is cheap, plentiful, and easy to ship and store. But it emits a host of pollution-forming gases and soot particles, and double the greenhouse gas emissions of its closest fossil fuel competitor, natural gas. Now utilities are relying more on natural gas to generate electricity as discoveries around the world boost the fuel’s supplies. The big, expanding economies of China and India are building more nuclear and hydro-electric power plants. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, while still a small fraction of the global energy mix, are growing fast as they get cheaper. And a greater emphasis on efficiency is tempering global growth in electricity demand. In the U.S., coal production is on track to fall to a 20-year low of just over 1

billion tons this year. In the first half of the year, 151 U.S. coal mines that employed 2,658 workers were idled, according to a study conducted by SNL Energy, an energymarket data and analysis firm. Last month the U.S. government held an auction for mining rights to a prime, coal-rich tract of land in Wyoming and didn’t attract a single bid. Later this week, the Obama Administration is expected to announce a rule that would cap the amount of carbon dioxide that new power plants are allowed to emit. The new limits appear to be impossible for coal plants to meet without carbon-trapping technology that analysts say would be prohibitively expensive – if it were even available commercially yet. The coal industry and energy forecasters have long known that clean-air rules and competition from natural gas would make the U.S. a tough market for coal. But they predicted that rising

coal demand in Asia, and particularly China, would more than make up for the slowing U.S. demand and power strong growth for coal companies for years to come. Now even that last great hope for coal may be fading. In a report published earlier this month Citibank analysts suggested that “one of the most unassailable assumptions in global energy markets” – that coal demand would continue to rise in China for the foreseeable future – may be flawed. Bernstein Research reached similar conclusions in a report published in June. Both reports predict coal demand in China will peak before 2020. Bernstein researchers predict Chinese demand will top out at 4.3 billion tons in 2015 and begin to fall by 2016. China is far and away the most important country for the world’s coal industry: Between 2007 and 2012, growth in Chinese coal consumption accounted for all of total global growth, according to Bernstein.

Employment gap between rich and poor widest on record, AP analysis shows By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON – The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowestincome families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press. Rates of unemployment for the lowest-income families – those earning less than $20,000 – have topped 21 percent, nearly matching the rate for all workers during the 1930s Great Depression. U.S. households with income of more than $150,000 a year have an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent, a level traditionally defined as full employment. At the same time, middle-income workers are increasingly pushed into lowerwage jobs. Many of them in turn are displacing lower-skilled, low-income workers, who become unemployed or are forced to work fewer hours, the analysis shows. “This was no ‘equal opportunity’ recession or an ‘equal opportunity’ recovery,” said An-

drew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University. “One part of America is in depression, while another part is in full employment.” The findings follow the government’s tepid jobs report this month that showed a steep decline in the share of Americans working or looking for work. On Monday, President Barack Obama stressed the need to address widening inequality after decades of a “winner-take-all economy, where a few do better and better and better, while everybody else just treads water or loses ground.” “We have to make the investments necessary to attract good jobs that pay good wages and offer high standards of living,” he said. While the link between income and joblessness may seem apparent, the data are the first to establish how this factor has contributed to the erosion of the middle class, a traditional strength of the U.S. economy. Based on employment-to-population ratios, which are seen as a reliable gauge of the labor market, the employment disparity between

rich and poor households remains at the highest levels in more than a decade, the period for which comparable data are available. In the first seven months of 2013, the employment rate was 73.5 percent for households with income of more than $150,000 a year, compared with 33.8 percent for households making less than $20,000 – a gap of 39.7 percentage points, similar to the ratio in the most recent years after the recession. In contrast, the employment gap was 36.4 percentage points in 2005, at the height of the housing bubble. “It’s pretty frustrating,” says Annette Guerra, 33, of San Antonio, who has been looking for a full-time job since she finished nursing school more than a year ago. During her search, she found that employers had become increasingly picky about an applicant’s qualifications in the tight job market, often turning her away because she lacked previous nursing experience or because she wasn’t certified in more areas. Guerra says she now gets by doing “odds and ends” jobs such as a pastry chef, bringing in $500 to $1,000 a month, but she says daily

living can be challenging as she cares for her mother, who has end-stage kidney disease. “For those trying to get ahead, there should be some help from government or companies to boost the economy and provide people with the necessary job training,” says Guerra, who hasn’t ruled out returning to college to get a business degree once her financial situation is more stable. “I’m optimistic that things will start to look up, but it’s hard.” Last year the average length of unemployment for U.S. workers reached 39.5 weeks, the highest level since World War II. The duration of unemployment has since edged lower to 36.5 weeks based on data from January to July, still relatively high historically. Economists call this a “bumping down” or “crowding out” in the labor market, a domino effect that pushes out lower-income workers, pushes median income downward and contributes to income inequality. Because many midskill jobs are being lost to globalization and automation, recent U.S. growth in low-wage jobs has not come fast enough to absorb displaced workers at the bottom.

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Bath, W/D, $795/mo+security. Additional security for pets. 815-236-3694 Marengo 3BR, 1BA Farmhouse Large kitchen and living room. Fridge, stove, W/D, new flooring, 2 car garage. NO PETS. Ref req. $1000/mo + sec, available now. 815-761-7363 is McHenry County Sports

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815-814-6004 Wonder Lake - West side Beautiful 3BR, 2BA ranch on a crawl space with large lot, 2 1/2 att garage, family room with vaulted ceiling. 8415 Burton Road. $1265/mo. Land Management Properties 815-678-4771

Wonder Lake 3 Bedroom Den, 3 bath, 2 car gar, W/D, deck. no pets. $1275/mo, credit check + sec dep. 847-999-8196 Wonder Lake. 3 BR, 2 BA. Completely remodeled, SS appls, garage, fenced yard. $1500/mo. 815-509-8511

Wonder Lake/E Side 3BR $1150 2 story, large deck, pets OK. W/D hook up. 773-510-3643 or 773-510-3117 Wonder Lake: 4BR, 2BA, blck from Market, $1250/mo.+ sec. dep., no pets, 815-790-8945

Wonder Lake~Lake Front House Beautifully Remodeled 2BR, 1BA Huge deck and pier, $1150 + utilities, no dogs. 815-814-3348 WOODSTOCK - 3 BR 2 BA Ranch. 1533 N. Seminary. Appliances, Basement, Garage, Pets Negotiable $1100/mo + sec. 815-382-0015

McHenry. 3500SF. 3 Phase. Completely remodeled. 2 OH Doors, Reception Area. Attractive rental w/good lease. 815-482-1001

Crystal Lake Barn Storage Great for Motorcycles, Boats, RV's & Mortorhomes. 815-477-7175

Hampshire Heated Car Storage $70/mo. Also Cold Storage for boats, cars, RV's, etc. 847-683-1963

Crystal Lake CHEAP & CLEAN Office Suite. 300 SF.

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2BR's avail immed incl heat/A/C, W/D on premise, non smoking. $745/mo + dep. 815-206-4573

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

Spacious 2BR, 2BA, D/W. W/D, C/A. Approx 1000 sq ft. $875/mo & up. 847-875-7985


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WOODSTOCK – 2BR, 1BA, 1st Flr. 118 Donovan. Spacious, Kitch appliances incl, Laundry hkups. Pets negot. $795/mo+$1,000sec. 815-382-0015

Heat incl, no pets, $700/mo. 847-526-4435

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W/D, D/W, $750 includes water. 1 year lease and security deposit. 815-543-8483 Harvard: Large 3BR. Clean, remodeled. Incl laundry & cable. $795/mo. Garage avail. Near train 815-943-0504

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

OPEN Sunday SEPT 22,1:00-4:00 $349,900

$1750. 185,000 miles. 4 door. 815-245-9963

Watch the football games in your professionally finished english basement featuring game room w/wet bar, media room & full bath. Architectural details are evident throughout this 4BR, 3.5 bath custom built home. Unbelievable panoramic view!! 2 story foyer, wood floors, granite kitchen counter, 9ft, 10ft & vaulted ceilings, 1st floor office, giant mb suite w/a closet to die for 1st flr, laundry, tons of storage...and the list goes on!!!!



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2000 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 60097 $3800 nice looking dependable V6 car, good top, good interior, ford bullit rims with perelle tires, looks like a GT call 815-344-1839

2001 Chrysler Sebring convertible, 101K, AC, silver, $2950 847-830-0002

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS. 42K mi. Excellent condition. Garage kept. 24 city/34 hwy MPG. $8750 OBO. 815-337-3828

Bill Swenson Prudential First Realty 815-331-5810

McHENRY OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 10am – 1pm 4420 W. Shore Dr. 3 BD ranch w/ unfin bsmnt. New Kit w/ cherry wd cabs. Hdwd flrs & updtd 2BAs, 2 car gar, fncd yd. Marc Manson Blue Mansion Realty 847-209-7599

Cary. Large 3BR, 2.5BA Ranch on Oak Crest Rd. Private, wooded, 1 acre. 815-814-5488 Richmond, IL Updated 3 bedroom ranch w/ fenced yard. $2k buyer closing cost assistance! $160,000 Call 847-875-7400

17 ft Special Sportsman. 95HP flathead K eng, incl cover & trailer. $7,500. Bob 815-307-4407


2007 Ford 500 limited, Loaded, 140k mi, new tires, $4200 OBO, 847-854-0350

1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LT. 1 owner. 4 door. 4WD. Loaded. Fresh rebuilt motor. Great tow vehicle. Runs great! 3 mo waranty. $3900. 815-344-9440

1995 Chevrolet G30. 1 ton extended van. 53K mi. New battery, extra tires, roof rack, trailer hitch. $4000 OBO. 815-385-5145 2003 Ford Windstar 1 owner. Only 61K mi. Front & Rear AC/Heat. Newer tires, breaks. No rust. Looks & runs great. Free 3 mo. waranty. $4500. 815-344-9440

SATCHEL PURSE - Lg Vinyl Brown Khaki w/Cargo Pant Pockets. 18" W x 14" H. Black lining w/ pockets of same material. $35. McHenry 815-236-1747 TRENCH COAT - Woman 's Black classic, genuine U.S. Military issue, Double breasted, 6 button front, belt & 2 pockets, NEW, 24R, $135, please call 815-477-9023

AC COMPRESSOR – 2 Ton Like New. $250. Call Rich 815-353-7424 Appliances

Refrigerator, gas stove, under counter dishwasher (2007), bisque color; microwave – white (2008). All work - $400 for all. 847-587-4620 evenings

2000 FLOE Pro 100 Plus Snowmobile Trailer 2 place 10 foot all aluminum, drive on drive off with ramp and aluminum bars with stainless hardware. Torsion axle. Good condition. $1100. 815-344-8055

2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON 2006HD Electra Glide - Screamin Eagle motor. 13,000 miles. Custom pin-striping and loads of chrome. Very sharp and fast. Asking $13,500. 847-721-4454 McHenry - Scooters (2) Lance Vintage: 150cc. Low Mileage, Good Condition. $1850/both.

Freezer – G.E. Compact, 1.7cu.ft. Works Great, Moved, No Longer Need, Perfect For Those Extra Grocery Sale Items - $80/obo 815-388-7314 Freezer. Frigidaire. Chest. White. Downsizing. 1 year old. $180 815-206-4813 Freezer: like new GE, white upright, 20.6 cu. ft. $150, 815-347-9463 GE MICROWAVE - JEM25, 1.0 cu ft, 800 watts, white, under cabinet or on counter, hardly used, $100, Crystal Lake, 815-236-4434 Microwave - G.E. Profile, White, Can be used above stove or counter, 6 yrs. old - $75 815-455-1258 aft. 5pm


Refrigerator -Whirlpool, Almond w/Ice Maker, 18 cu.ft. - $100 815-245-7182 Refrigerator: Amana, Large w/ice maker - $100. Call Rich 815-353-7424

1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.


Gas, black with 6 burners. $200. 815-382-2638


815-814-1224 Chevy Engine – Big Block 402 Short Block, Good Condition, 250 815-943-3159 aft. 6p


Ford Truck Parts 1980-1986. NEW, IN BOX. May fit other models. Heavy duty radiator, running boards wheel to wheel, bug shield. 1 pc. Rear Cab window. Best offer.815-459-1015

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FLAG POLES (7) 7 ft for marching band with a bag, you pick up. 815-703-9650 FREE HAY for Harvest, 6 ac. Mixed grass, Bull Valley. Call Catharon 312-399-2214 Metal Bed – Free to a Good Home Full Size, Looks Nice, Includes mattress & box spring 815-337-8415 Record Collection. 100's of items. 78 RPM. Mostly Country/Western. Spring Grove. 815-675-2894 Fair condition. 815-459-3425

Cadillac Seville STS 1997 Black, $50. 815-653-4612 Tonneau Cover. Armor Lid Fiberglass. 5 ft. Black. For Chevy Colorado. $375 OBO. 815-459-3326

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Kenmore, approx 4 years old. Very good condition! $400 847-658-5316

BOXES (LARGE) 815-382-0025


Washer & Electric Dryer

27” Toshiba TV – Good Picture & Good Sound – Free – No Remote 815-236-6339

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Tempered Glass-1/4" thick-6 pieces 35" x 66-1/2" and 8 pieces 37" x 59" - Call 815-459-7988 is McHenry County Sports

TOOL BOX - Antique Refinished Pine, 28-1/2" x 13" x 8-3/4" w/ 7 sectioned drawers & brass latch dowel carrying handle. $145. McHenry. 815-236-1747 Bar Statue – W.C. Fields, 24” chalk bar decoration w/8 x 10 framed picture of W.C. Fields. A must have for every bar. From estate sale $75. 847-658-3772 Alg. Baseball Cards. Stars, Sets,Rookies. Price range $1-$40. Call: 815-338-4829 for your favorites

VANITY Beautiful antique pine vanity w/ attached mirror & center drawer. Brought from England by the dealer, 37-1/4" W, 20" D & 29-1/2" to top of vanity. Mirror 22-3/8" W by 35-3/8" H. Center drawer has metal pull. Legs & side mirror supports have charming decorative sculptured detail. $450. 815-236-1747


Basketball Cards Stars, Sets, Lots of Rookies. Price range $1-$50. Call: 815-338-4829 for your favorites Breakfast Tray - Wooden, Vintage Shabby Chic - Foldable, $45.00, Please call 815 477-9023.

Antique chest w/2 bookcases that can stack or stand alone. Chest has 2 front doors & an inner shelf. Set taken from a law office decades ago. Solid oak construction. $300. 847-525-4569 Antique Diamond Engagement Ring – Small European Cut Diamond - $400 815-569-2277 ANTIQUE OAK CHAIR - 36" high at back & seat 16-1/2" wide. 2 curved accent braces. Chair is in excellent condition & very sturdy. $52. 815-236-1747 Antique Sofa - French Provincial from the 1940's or before, to be reupholstered to the fabric of your choice! Frame is in great shape although sofa needs to be reupholstered. Please save me from the dumpster! $50 847-530-4175

Star Wars, Toy Story, Simpsons, M&M. 1997-99. Orig pkg. $10/ea. 847-807-9156 CHAIR - Antique Child's Red Wooden Chair 24-1/2" high at back. $28. McHenry. 815-236-1747 Copper Boiler w/Lid $65. 847-722-0233

26” Girls Schwinn Frontier

27 speed - Excellent Condition $85. 815-308-5916

Go-Glider, blue, 16”, orig. $120 like new! $60. 847-476-6771

Flatware set w/storage box. Oneida Community Tudor Plate Fortune pattern,1939. 52 piece service for 12. $150. 815-455-7680

SCHWINN BIKE - Girls hot pink 20 inch with streamers and basket, no rust, ready to ride, excellent shape. $85. 815-477-9023

Football Cards. Stars & Lots of Rookies. Price range $1-$40. Call: 815-338-4829 for your favorites

Black Plastic Poly Pipe 1 1/4” in diameter, in coils 100ft or longer $.35 ft can be used for drainage, water, electric. Call 815-459-1015

HIGH CHAIR - Antique Pine, Child's. 39" H x 17" W w/ removable metal tray. Tray arm lifts. McHenry $125. 815-236-1747 JAR - Glass w/Metal Lid. Outside red w/ ridges in glass. Top opening 5" diameter. Jar is 7 1/2" diameter & 7" high. $25. McHenry. 815-236-1747 LICENSE PLATES Great condition. 1922-1928, most are in pairs. $25 each. 847-515-8012 MIXING BOWLS - 3 matching: "Hall's Superior Quality Kitchenware - Eureka Homewood Pattern". Lg 8 5/8", Med 7 3/8", Sm 6 1/8" $49. McHenry. 815-236-1747

Doors/3 Six Panel

Non-Sports Cards. '94 Marvel Masterpiece & Lots of Others. Sets at $25. Call: 815-338-4829 for your favorites OIL LAMPS - Antique Mini Oil lamps (3). $24 each. 815-236-1747 McHenry Old Wood Milk Crates Misc Dairies & Dates, Good Condition, 6 left, $25/ea. Sycamore. 815-762-0382 Records – 40, 50 & 60's Over 100 – 33-1/3, 78's & 45's $100 OBO takes all 847-428-3294 11a- 8p SEWING MACHINE - SINGER Great condition. Oak cabinet. 4 drawers. $150. 847-515-8012

Tablecloth ~ Irish Linen Eyelet

and 10 Napkins, white, 110Lx80W, $80. 815-459-3822

RECORDS – Box Of 100 45's From The 50's & 60's R&R w/Sleeves Good condition -$25. Mike 847-695-9561 WINE LABEL HOLDER – SLOTTED WOODEN, used during the manufacturing of wine - Napa Valley 24 w x 18.5 h x 3 d, very unique piece, excellent condition. $40. 815-477-9023

Canon Ink Cartridges-2 black & 1 color-BCI24-sealed in cellophane. $20 for all. Call 815-459-7988 DVD/CD PLAYER 7 Disc, JVC, $40. Hampshire area. 847-830-9725

With frames & hardware, or 2 sets of bi fold doors, white, $25/each. 815-355-3171

E-Machine, Monitor & Keyboard $15 for all. 815-444-1445

Front Storm Door w/Entrance Door. Very good condition. $100/both. 815-459-0706 Interior Door w/frame - Solid wood six panel, 24" right hand swing, light oak finish. great condition. $20. 815-675-6462

MINI RECORDER – Sony, Handheld Great for taking notes - $10 708-602-8353 Johnsburg NETBOOK CARRYING CASE Targus, New - $10 Johnsburg 708-602-8353 Older TVs 20” & 27” @ $20/ea. 32” @ $40 Or best offer. 262-744-2868 TV/VCR. Toshiba. Works great. Only used in guest rm. $40. Hampshire area. 847-830-9725

Misc. Building Supplies - 54ft. drip edge, 168ft. starter strip, 25 3/4 J Channel 9- under sill, 30 double, 4 siding, colonial gray, 50ft. roll 20” alum flashing $275/all 815-323-8636 8a-4p

TV: Toshiba, 36” Color - Works Great $30. 847-409-1838 TV: under counter, color, $25 815-338-6781

Shower Doors by Pass Sterling Kohler Co. 70-5/16” high x 42-5/8” min. to 47-5/8” max. opening, Tempered glass, heavy aluminum frame, For single shower stall, Ideal w/bench seat. New in box – never used 815-788-7278

BACK2LIFE machine, used to relieve back pain,, $80, Crystal Lake, 815-236-4434

Sink Whie Pedestal

Exercise Cycle: Nordic Track C3si trainer workout – weight loss, aerobic & endurance - $250 847-857-9636 before 8p



Temco Free Standing Fireplace, 29,000 BTU, Ventless natural gas w/blower, 18” W x 18” D x 28” H $135. 815-943-3305 daytime

Sugar & Creamer Pickard Salt & Pepper, gold floral, $135. 815-459-3822

CREMATION PLOT Cremation plot at Windridge Cemetery in Cary. Market value of $2800. Sell for $1900 plus $100 transfer fee. Call for more information 715-356-3884

CAKE PLATE AND COVER - Vintage Retro Polished Chrome Square Cake Carrier with locking lid, fantastic condition for its age. Top locks onto serving tray with two push tabs. $35. 815-477-9023

Pack n Play $45 Portable Crib $55 Stroller $50 224-357-8379

Bike - Children's Trainer

Figurines by Maud Humphrey Bogart - $20 obo 815-568-4840 mornings


Heavy duty steel case with simulated wood top. Large desk w/drawers, 4 drawer fle credenza, 4 drawer tall file cabinet, $300. 815-482-9994

With glass doors, $200. 815-209-5665

Burger King Toys

1991 Aqua Patio 24ft Pontoon Boat, w/1999 Merrck 50HP 4 stroke Big Foot, no trailer, $3500 815-344-2247 lv mssg.


2004 Ford Ranger. 5 spd manual. 115K mi. Power steering, A/C. $3500 OBO 815-236-8528

Beautiful vntge Victorian, move-in cond, hdwd. flrs, pcket drs, 4BD, 2B, full bsmnt. $127,000

1957 Chris Craft Utility Boat


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BLAZER TYPE JACKETS – Womans, Leather, Size XL, Have 2 Black & Tan, Worn Once, Excellent Condition $25 each - Johnsburg 708-602-8353 Red Coat – Never Worn, Size 10 Has Hood & Toggle Buttons, Hip Length - $50. 815-271-5128


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1996 Nissan Altima GXE. 1 owner, Clean Carfax. 89K mi only. Newer tires & brakes, ice cold air, great heat. Great first car! $1750. 815-344-9440

ANORAK JACKET – Womans, Green & Blue, 2x, New - $45. Johnsburg 708-602-8353



1996 Ford Grand Marquis – See it at 128 E State Rd (176), Island Lake in gas station lot. $1,500 OBO. 847-526-4566

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Bowflex XTL Workout System Hardly used, $200 847-476-6771

Exercise Machine Total Gym Type $50. 847-497-3076

Exercise Machine Weider Master Trainer Exercise Machine In good shape. $100


Exercise trampoline - 40" round, 24" jumping surface, hand rail. Great condition - $25. 815-675-6462

Lakewood estate lot 1.7 acres, no restrictions, previously sold for $130,000 now only $38,500 Broker Owned 815-347-1712

MARENGO 5 ACRES Prime Building Site, Zoned AG. Brick pillars, electronic gate. Fenced. 650' tree lined black-top drive. Golf 175 yd par 3. Soil test. Taxes $2,711. Gorgeous property. $155,000. 815-568-0008

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Nordick Track Skiier exercise machine, $50 815-354-8748 Weight bench: professional weight bench, 300lb+olympic weights, asst. curl bars, dumb bells, access. $250 815-385-5145


Round table 54" & 4 cushioned chairs. Beautiful brand new set & table top is real wood. Must see! Asking $400 firm. Call 815-919-0414. SOFA TABLE, Smoked Glass, oak base, $50 815-385-4353

Tony Little Gazelle, EXC COND! $50 847-515-3986

Sofa: $1200 NEW, light blue green, cream design, like new cond., xtra firm cushion, pet/smoke free home, $175 847-639-1112


STEREO CABINET - Classic Walnut Stereo Cabinet – 20”D x 55”L x 27”H. $25. 815-338-5909

With cushions, $45/both. Wood Rocker, $65. 224-569-6761 Bar stools (3) $30 815-338-6781

Bar stools w/tan seats Rattan 4/$200 815-385-4353


Boat shape with underneath storage, all wood, white, blue & oak colored, great condition! $200 847-530-5475 Box Spring & Mattress. Queen. $65. 847-223-7872


COUNTER SWIVEL (4) Solid oak, 24”, honey color, barely used, $125/ea. 815-943-7711 SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching Patterned fabric. Excellent Condition. $150 for the pair. Sold as set. 847-659-1852


Pecan Dining Room Buffet, like new, 20”D x 64”L x 31”H. BUFFET CART - Fancher, like new, with marble inset, $50. each or best offer. 815-338-5909

With 4 chairs, like new! $95. 815-742-1631 Table, Chairs & Buffet Table Dark Wood, Solid Great Condition $200. Will Separate 815-219-8354 TRUNK-like rattan coffee and end tables. $75 815-385-4353 TV CABINET - Corner TV Cabinet, Black with 2 glass doors, and interior moveable shelf. W39",D23-1/2", H26", good condition. $35 or best offer. See picture at online ad. Call or text 815-404-3141

Cabinets (2). Wood. 3 shelves ea. 6'Hx30”W. $20/ea. 815-385-9383

TV HUTCH – Cherry, like new, upright cabinet on legs - $50. Call Rich – 815-353-7424

Brass Bed & Footboard Queen size, $200. 815-385-9383



Solid oak, glass doors, great condition, eager to sell, $195. Call for photos. 815-378-8113

Coffee table w/ 2 matching end tables, all solid oak w/bottom drawers, Like new condition $395 815-568-7076 after 6pm Computer Desk $25 847-223-7872 Computer Desk. Large. $70 815-206-4813 COTTAGE HUTCH - Very cute hand painted lilac vintage hutch, shelves on top and cabinet on the bottom. Adorable for a young girls room, kitchen, dining or sun porch area. Original hardware, fresh paper lined drawer. 67 H x 31 W x18 D. $295. 815-477-9023 COUCH - Must sell! Red 2 piece couch. Nice condition. Can text pictures. Asking $225 OBO. Call or text to 815-814-8093


Dark oak, round glass, 4 shelves. $100 815-482-3779 DESK - 52"x24" Steel Desk w/small left side return, Includes, chair & lamp. Great shape, $95. Sycamore. 815 762-0382 Desk Chair. Upholstered. Comfortable. $20 815-206-4813

Desk Set - 2 Piece

Wood, 20x66x29H, 36x72x29H. $60. 847-476-6771 Dresser. Oak veneer. $75 847-223-7872

Dry Sink ~ Classic Oak

Great condition. $150/OBO 2 Oak Bar stools. $50 pr. 815-338-6781

Entertainment Center by Capaccio, Oak, 56”H x 56”W x 21”D Hidden Doors – Leaded Glass Door w/Pull Out Shelf – Extra Storage Below, New $800 -Asking $75 847-658-3772 Algonquin

Entertainment Center

Oak, for 26” TV, excellent condition, $100/obo. 815-344-4709 Entertainment Center/Armoire: 78” tall, cherry wood, 2 doors on 2 doors on bottom can be used for storage $99 815-353-4676 Foyer Table – American Drew, 6', w/2 Drawers & 2 Cabinets – Solid Wood, Medium Color - $250; 2 Queen Anne Chairs, multi colored, no tears or wear - $225 Both in Excellent Condition 815-455-1258 5PM Kendall Oak Desk - L-shaped. Main part of desk 30"x66" w/lap drawer, pull-out table top & 2 right-side drawers. L attachment on left side 20"x44" w/file drawer. Good condition. $300. 847-525-4569 KITCHEN TABLE - White Formica top kitchen table with 4 vinyl padded chairs, 5 ft x 3 ft. $125 or best offer. Call 815-451-4115. Metal filing cabinet. 4 drawers - $25. 847-525-4569 Prof./home office suite, exec./ rec., L shaped desk ea. side 80”, trad. style, golden oak all sides, place on wall or rm center, inc. chair, 2 36” credenzas for storage & equip., like new, pd $2500+ must sell $1500/OBO 815-347-9463

Recliner ~ La-Z-Boy

Mauve, excellent condition, $75. 815-353-9448 Red fabric wing chair & floor lamp w/pink shade. Good condition. $75. 847-525-4569 Rocker/Recliner – Medium Blue No Tears or Rips $35. 847-409-1838


Solid wood, $60 815-385-4353 Roll Top Desk and Chair Dark walnut. $100 815-385-4353

TV Stand for flat screen, New $20. 815-675-2216 TV Stand. $35 847-223-7872 Wicker porch set. 2 armchairs & oval coffee table. Unusual design. $300. 847-525-4569

Saddle ~ Western

Good condition, $175. 815-601-3656

Chairs - FRENCH COUNTRY BISTRO CHAIRS. Cute set of 2 hand painted country blue chairs with french country fabric seats, including a matching pillow. Excellent condition. $95. 815-477-9023 Florescent light fixtures 4-4' $10 each; 4-8' $15 each - $70 takes all. 815-675-6462 FRAMED BOARD WITH CUBBIES Great for Storage or Display Merchandise in a store. Corkboard measures 23 H x 15 W with 3 cubbies 5 W x 3.5 D and 4 antiqued hooks. Pottery Barn inspired, framed in satin black, like new condition. $35. 815-477-9023 Laundry Tub/Scrub Tub New faucets/hoses, like new connectors, very clean, Inside 20LX19Wx13D Outside 24Dx20W 815-385-1180 Luggage - Rolling Hardcase. 1- Samsonite 28"w x 21"h x 9"d $15; Delsey 14"w x 21"h x 9"d $10. Great condition $20 for both 815-675-6462


Incl box spring & frame. Good condition, $69 for all, cash only. 847-829-4116

Stand Mixer. Kitchen Aid



STORAGE CABINET Small storage cabinet, looks like snap on tool chest, two doors, felt lined,new, Great for man cave. $30. 815-675-6462 Vacuum - Kenmore Upright Looks new, used only 2 yrs, Consumer Mag. Best Buy All accessories included New $350, Asking $90 847-830-4781 after 2p VACUUM Hoover Wind Tunnel Self Propelled Bagless Upright w/HEPA filter. $80/cash. 847-639-8572 WORK GLOVES - 300 pr., New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $100 for all, will separate. Sycamore. 815-762-0382

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

Tractor Mower ~ Murray 42”

16 HP Automatic, with Leaf Bagger & Trailer, $400/obo. 815-353-1710 Trailer for use w/garden tractor/mower. Ideal for many fall lawn chores $70. 815-459-1834.

10 Metal Shelving Units & Tool Stands - Lt. To Med. Duty - Misc. Sizes - Excellent Condition, Will Separate, Moving- $20 to $35 ea. Sycamore. 815-762-0382 8" Grinder/Disc Sander, 8” miter saw, 3x18" belt sander, $100. Moving, Sycamore. 815.762.0382


Craftsman 6”x48” on metal stand, 9” disk sander on side. $150, very good condition! 708-363-2004 LAWN TOOL CADDY, plastic, on casters, holds 20+ tools great shape, $25 obo, moving, Sycamore. 40”x 40”x 20” 815-762-0382 Metal Shelving - pin & latch system 11-24",35-18",6-15",16-12" deep all 36" wide , 20-uprights, 14 crossbraces pins & latches $125. 815-675-6462 Post Hole Digger - Craftsman #83870 & Steel Bow Rake #83862. Fiber. Handles, Life Time Warr. New $35 for both Sycamore, moving. 815-762-0382 Radial Arm Saw - Craftsman 10" Includes stand w/drawer & extra blades. $125. 815-455-6257

SCROLL SAW 18”, variable speeds, wood, like new! Many blades, $95/obo. 708-363-2004 STEP LADDERS - 4 Wood 4' - 6' tall, Type III, 200lb rating. Very good condition, $15 ea Sycamore. 815-762-0382

New, never used, $30/obo. 815-385-6530

WHEEL CHAIR Black and chrome, new in box, lightweight, adjustable foot rest, 250lb capacity, $100. 815-578-0212

Utility Trailer – 5' x 8' w/Ramp,1520 lb. Payload Capacity, Solid Sides, Only 2yrs. Old, Only 100 Miles - $399 815-728-7752 evenings WEDDING BOUQUET - Wilton, White Rose French Wedding Bouquet, New, never used. See picture at online ad. $15 or best offer. Call or text 815-404-3141


Buying, Selling & Trading 847-931-0707


Pianos Quality Pre-Owned Pianos Delivered & Warrantied 815-334-8611 Rowe Juke Box w/45 rpm records $300. 815-648-2973

Animal/Dog Cage - $40 firm. 815-356-7750 daytime only


Portable, Forced Kerosene. Remington 55, $50/ea. 847-476-6771

BAR STOOLS - Vintage set of 3 durable hardwood, 2 bar height stools, plus 1 counter height stool, classic style, larger seating area. Excellent. $95. 815-477-9023

BEDSPREAD ~ NEW, FULL 54x78”, rich, dark gold floral, $90. 815-459-3822

CABINET Wood, maple. On casters. Shelf, closed compartments. 32X16x25” Excellent condition. $10. 815-477-7916 CAKE TOPPER (Bride & Groom) Wilton Wedding Ornament/ with Engravable Keepsake Display See picture online ad. Asking $20 or best offer (original price $50). Call or text 815-404-3141


Minolta Maxxum 300si SLR, 35MM, 2 lenses, excellent cond! Includes bag, $120/obo. 815-334-1332 ~ 815-236-2804

AURORA 3 month old female Black DSH Every morning I practice Ashtanga yoga. When I start my day off doing something healthy, I'm less likely to backslide later. 815-338-4400


Dark grey, 6 months old. 6 free kittens, some dark and light grey, litter trained. Eat on their own. Very cute and loveable! Call aft 5pm 224-634-5470 FISH TANK 55 Gallon Fish Tank, $60 or best offer. Call or text 815-404-3141

Find !t here!

5 ft, lights, ornaments & misc decorations, $40. 847-515-3986

Snow Thrower – Electric – 19” 4 Blade Rotor – Can Clear 2150 sq.ft.per hour – Used 1 Mild Winter – 25 ft. ext. cord – Adjustable Deflector - $75. 847-659-9537 or 912-713-5554

Snowblower Attachment For John Deere 111 Lawn Tractor and tire chains. $150/both/obo. 847-973-2314

Girl's white French Provincial Bedroom Set, double bed w/book case, headboard, dressers, mirror, Kenmore cabinet sewing machine, wine rack stand, miscellaneous kitchen items, books, games, lawn mower, tools, Avon products, Gateway computer & TV, linens, and much more! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!

WOODSTOCK Bull Valley Golf Club Community 10637 White Face Ct.

Estate/Garage Sale Sept 20, 21, 22 9am-4pm Toro Snowblower, Leaf Blower, New Wii Console with Workout/Sport Bundles, Bissell Steam Carpet Cleaner, Dyson Vacuum, Electronics, Designer Clothes, Household & Outdoor items, Ralph Lauren Sheets, Linens, Furniture & MORE!!!


Pool Stairs: CPI Brand 48” H x 32” W, 2 stair units, one w/gate, Great for pool or dog agility courses, $140. 815-568-1364 ask for Ken


3705 WEST ELM FRI 11-7 & SAT & SUN 8-5



7704 NEWBOLD RD. Furniture, workout equipment, coolers, file cabinets, household items

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

FRI, SAT, SUN SEPT 20, 21, 22 9AM - 3PM 6102 EDGEWOOD RD.

Furniture, Household, Tools & MORE!!

Huge Garage Sale ! Sat./Sun Sept. 21-22 10:00am - 5:00pm Antique to Modern: Bedroom, Dining, & Living room Furniture, Tvs, Stereos, Cameras, Kitchen Appliances, Zero Turn Dixon Riding Mower, Playground & Sporting goods, Games, Toys, Pinball, Books, Movies, Art Easels, Dolls, & so much more!


CRYSTAL LAKE 443 S. Page St.


Fri 9/20: 8-5 Sat 9/21: 8-5 Sun 9/22: 9-??


Solid oak large roll-top desk, oak 4 drawer file cab, oak DR set for 8, large 2 door file cabinet, dressers, couch/loveseat/chair, TV's, VHS, DVD's, comics & garden

Furniture, Household & Garage Items. 8ft Slate Pool Table. See pics and descriptions on www.EstateSales.Net at estate-sales/505485.aspx

Lake In The Hills

Large & Small Furn, Bike, Play Kitchen, Antiques, Huge Basket Coll, Great Clothing, Stereo, Decor, Yard Fountain, WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST! Let's Make A Deal!!


Thurs & Fri, 12pm-7pm Sat & Sun, 8am-5pm


S. on Rt. 23 Friday, Saturday, Sunday September 20, 21, 22 AND September 27, 28, 29 9am – 5pm

Baby items, toys, tools, clothing, knick-knacks, misc. Open Rain or Shine!

Miscellaneous tools, women's clothes, DVDs, CDs, Xmas items, purses, jewelery, portable basketball hoop, furniture, bird cage, collectibles.


Lake In The Hills

21 E Crystal Lake Ave

Carriage House Antiques

Sat 9am-5pm Sun 9am-1pm 306 Pheasant Trail


Kitchen tables, dishes clothes, tools, household items, bedroom set, and more.

509 Silver Lake Road


22103 GRANGE RD.

204 Oakleaf Road


Onyx Chess Game $20. 815-338-5172

Antique and Modern Guns


Sat 9/21 & Sun 9/22 9am-3pm

SAT & SUN SEPT 21 & 22 9AM - 5PM

HOCKEY PANTS – KOHO, Size Large (38-30) - $25 Johnsburg 708-602-8353

Wagon – Radio Flyer In great shape, Has cup holder, seat belts & lift-up chair backs. Comes with a canopy too! $50 Woodstock 708-945-3374

Many Household Items, Furniture, New Linens, Teen & Adult Clothing, Kids Toys, Few Antiques & Collectibles, & MUCH MORE!!!

Moving & Downsizing Sale by Lifestyle Transitions.

Canoe, aluminum, 17' long, paddles, life jackets. $350 815-477-0706 HOCKEY ICE SKATES – Size 8D w/ skate guards, elbow pads & carrying bag. $65. 847-669-1643

TOY BOX – WOODEN Ample storage, nice piece $25. 815-477-9023

(Weather Permitting)


Air Hockey Table - $50; Oak Gun Cabinet - $50. 847-497-3076

Medium size tub full and some books, $50/all. 815-790-9812

20319 River Rd

2916 Hanging Fenn Ct

POOL – Summer Escapes Quick Setup Pool. 10ft round pool – 30” tall. Pump & Filter system cover & ground cloth. Never Used.Retail $99. Asking $50. Call After 1pm. 815-943-3226

Air Hockey Table. Electric. Sportcraft. 6' oval. $65 Hampshire area. 847-830-9725

MARENGO Fri, Sat, Sun 9am-4pm

955 Golf Course Rd.

Pool Cover – Round, 24', 1 year old. Very good condition. $20. 815 943-2331 10a-8p

TOO MUCH TO LIST! McHenry MULTI-FAMILY SALE Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm

5114 West St. Vintage Items, Baby Items, All Seasonal Decorations, HD Items, Tools, Furniture, Clothing, Many new items & more!

WOODSTOCK 1131 Greenwood Cir

New Fall Merchandise Food • Prizes • Fun!!!



FRI. & SAT. 8AM-5PM SUN. 10AM - 6PM

Thurs Sept. 19 – 1pm-7pm Fri Sept. 20 – 10:30am-5pm Sat Sept 21 – 10am-4pm Sun Sept. 22 – 12pm-3pm

Dining Room Table: 6 chairs & bench, 84” long. Ceramic Top Kitchen Table w/ 2 Chairs

*Note – We Will Not Open Thursday until 1pm

Lionel & American Flyer Trains

Being the FIRST to grab reader's attention makes your item sell faster!



GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES Born 7/4/13, adorable black males, Great with kids and other dogs. Hypoallergenic and low to no shedding. Vet checked and up to date, $750. 815-344-1007 Parrot Heavy duty hanging wooden climbng tower. 29” H. New. $50 cash. 847-639-8572

SAT & SUN SEPT 21 & 22 9AM - 4PM #'s at 8:00 885 Nottingham Tools, antiques, WB Studios/Brockmann Villages, Roseville, Vintage car magazines & models & LOTS MORE!

Mattress ~ Twin

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Christmas Tree

3611 Lindsay Lane

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& Much Much More!!!

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Cash & Credit Card ONLY (CC over $25)

No box spring, $20. 815-355-3215

ORGANIZER -12 bin storage unit. Perfect for kids toys, Like New - $35 OBO 815-337-6316 evenings

CHRISTMAS DISHES NIKKO, 24 plates, cups and saucers, $210. 847-854-7980


8704 Memory Trail

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

JACKET Black leather riding jacket, size 40 Great condition, Very heavy, removable color, Harley emblem on back. $200. 815-675-6462

Riding Lawnmower – Craftsman 12Hp, 38” Cut, Garaged since new, tune up, new battery, clean, can deliver - $399 obo 815-479-0492 RIDING MOWER, CRAFTSMAN 17HP Turbo-cooled, Briggs& Stratton motor, 42 deck, automatic. $450/OBO 815-482-8635

GRAFLEX TRIPOD – 7 Individual adjustments. $35. 847-669-1643

“Less Mess” cage, 29Wx22Hx12D. $75/cash. 847-639-8572



RALPH 3 year old male Anatolian Shepherd mix. Change comes from within. If I believe in myself, I can change my life. Anything I can dream, I know I can do. Are you game? 815-338-4400

SKATES/SHOES/Heeley's Youth Sz 3/ women's 4, white, black, light blue and grey, good condition, $15 or best offer. See picture at online ad. Call or text 815-404-3141

Army Bomb Boxes 12” sq. x 4' Long, Steel, Lockable For Storage, Food, Guns, Papers, Tornado Supplies. Very Handy $65, 815-569-2277

Generator – Sears, 2000 watt, older unit, runs but needs some work. $45. 815 236 2767

Raspberry Bushes


Fiberglass. Ginny Lynn look, refurbished. $150. 815-790-9812

Kimball Spinet, Walnut Finish, Plays & Looks Good $250 OBO. 815-245-7182


Red, big, sweet berries. $5/ea, 5 for $20. 815-477-7916

brand new, 14 feet, $99. 815-742-1631 Sewing Machine & Cabinet. Seldom used. Like new cond. Pfaff Tipmatic 6152 Jeans & Satin. German Made. Over 70 automatic stitches, quality parson cabinet, custom made insert. $665. 224-357-8379



Fri, Sat, Sun 9/20-9/22 9am-5pm

Safety Net for Trampoline

Wood Lathe ~ Craftsman

For Villages or Railroad. 5 transformers, extension cords, lights, bulbs and power strips. $35/all. 815-790-9812

22”, 4HP, $100/obo. 815-353-1710

SAFE Sentry, Fireproof, Like New $79. 847-254-5039

Sun, Sept 29th 10am-4pm


Mower ~ Craftsman

PRINTER'S CUTTING BOARD – 18”x19” w/ sliding guide. $30. 847-669-1643 REAR END GEARS 411 S-10 Pickup - $100 Johnsburg 708-602-8353

Wire Spool Racks

Cultivator ~ Yard Machine

Toro, 5HP, wheeled with vacuum accessories, $25. 815-344-4709

Police Scanner: w/300 channels VHF/UHF/AIR/800MHZ $150 815-356-0883

Electrical, 2 wheel, 4 wheel, $85/ea 847-302-7009

Chipper/Shredder - Cyclo Action, 5hp Briggs & Stratton gas engine. Only used a few times. Asking $150. Call 815-344-1214

Yard Man, 3.75HP, $110. 847-854-7980

BODYGLOVE phone cover for SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 pink & white, screen protector incl. Purchased for $29.95. ASKING ONLY $15 FIRM, Cash Only, Crystal Lake 224-875-0071 Text or lv msg

Tow In Measure Bar & Scribe – For Semi Trucks & Cars; Larkin Motorcycle Jack, New. Will separate or take all - $90. 815-323-8636

12x36, with or without motor on custom wood bench. $125/obo. 708-363-2004

Wonder Lake


Altosax – Selmer Perfect for Student. Lightly used $350. 815-648-4264 3-9pm

Cobalt blue and hunter green. $15/box, 20 boxes total. 815-653-4612 COTTAGE TABLE & CHAIRS Charming whimsical set of 3 colorful chairs with round table, very cute. Excellent condition. $195. 815-477-9023 DINNERWARE - 46 PIECES Set of Fairwinds, The Friendship of Salem, brown, exc cond, $350. 847-807-9156 DOG NAIL GRINDER/TRIMMER Battery Operated, New in Box & As Seen on TV - $15. Johnsburg 708-602-8353

Front tine, $125/obo. 815-353-1710

Pet Kennel

Chain link 5x5x4', like new, $90/obo. 815-353-1710

RAIN 3 month old male Boston Terrier mix. When I see piles of leaves, I still get the urge to jump in. I may have a very small footprint, but I have a big desire for FUN. 815-338-4400

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No. 0915

CROSSWORD THAT GIRL By Joe Dipietro / Edited by Will Shortz










1 Monopolizer 8 The people vs. us

46 Disney dog

4 I s n ’t w e l l

45 Old Roman well?

12 When repeated, spirited

4 8 H VA C m e a s u r e s , f o r short

15 Fiscal exec

18 Hot and bothered 20 Luxury hotel amenity

21 Where to buy clubs at a club

2 3 C o n f i s c a t e a c h e f ’s appetizer?

25 “Count me in!”

26 10, for the base 10 number system

27 Charles Nelson ___, old game- show staple 28 Spill catcher

29 Quick round of tennis, maybe

31 Pulitzer winner James 32 Lewis with 12 Emmys 35 Rondo maker

36 Performance artist with a palindromic name

3 7 C o n k a c o a c h ’s t e a m member? 4 0 D r i v e r ’s l i c . i n f o

41 Furnishes with soldiers 43 Clueless

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

49 Certain radio user 51 Like most fish

5 3 Vi e w f r o m L o n g I s .

55 Close a VW Beetle o w n e r ’s c a r d o o r ?

60 Like much rushh o u r t r a ff i c 61 Bud

6 3 A b b r. o f p o l i t e n e s s 6 4 Yo u s u ff e r w h e n you’re in it 65 Feu fighter?

66 Put a spice mix on a c o o k ’s p i e c e o f poultry? 70 Point

7 1 I m m o r t a l P. G . A . nickname

73 Island where Homer is buried, by tradition 74 Exclusive

75 Cancels, as a mission

8 Irish city near Killarney

98 Find out what a b a b y ’s m i l k t a s t e s like?

85 Some sports cars, informally

86 Bit of choreography 88 The “g” in e.g.

9 1 “ B a b y ” s i n g e r ’s nickname, with “the”

105 Full









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11 4 H o p o v e r a n e l e c t r i c i a n ’s w i r e s ? 11 6 A l l i a n c e b e t w e e n nations


24 Rifle attachment 30 “See?!”

3 4 “ We t h e L i v i n g ” author Rand 39 Besides

1 2 2 J i m m y C a r t e r ’s middle name

47 “Love and H a p p i n e s s ” s i n g e r, 1972

45 Sea lane danger

4 8 Va g u e m e m o r y 50 Squishy seat 51 Goggle

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5 2 Ta k e a m e c h a n i c ’s inventory?

2 1992 David Mamet play

5 3 A l l e rg i c r e a c t i o n

3 Smoothly applied, as eye makeup 5 S u ff i x o f i m p r e c i s i o n

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60 Security feature

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94 N.B.A. Hall-ofFamer nicknamed Handy Andy

86 Like Julius Caesar

95 Something easy as pie

79 Relative of Camembert

67 Shore dinner handout

6 8 P a r t o f O b i - Wa n K e n o b i ’s c o s t u m e

69 Fit to be consumed



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32 Group of unsolicited manuscripts

11 7 C r a t e & B a r r e l rival



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100 Ultimate purpose

106 They make indents

92 “Just arrived!”

96 “Luck Be a Lady” composer/lyricist 98 Jacket part

99 “C’mon, help me out”

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11 5 S l e e p e r, f o r o n e

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TODAY - Revisit the past and use the lessons you’ve learned to make a positive move in the year ahead. Secure your position by taking charge. The way you budget and negotiate will make a huge difference to the outcome of your pursuits this year. An innovative approach will ensure success. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Look at the fine print and check past records, and you will discover exactly what you need to know to make a difference. Love will bring you greater happiness. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Much that unfolds during this cycle of shifting trends will be due to the way you have handled your per-

sonal dealings. Don’t overreact when what’s required is honesty and practicality. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Let your emotions flow and your imagination take over. How you present yourself to others will be especially vital. Push yourself to achieve positive, fulfilling results. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Progressive action could lead to many different outcomes. It will improve your personal situation, but it may cost you a friendship. Weigh the consequences carefully before you leap forward. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can solidify a deal or develop a better working

relationship with someone you love as long as you aren’t pushy. Compromise and looking out for the other guy will be crucial to your success. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Talk over your current position and the way you would like to see things unfold. Don’t make concessions to avoid controversy. Put whatever isn’t working behind you so you can move forward. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Take on a challenge and react to change as it happens. Going with the current will help you get the most return with the least work. A personal involvement appears to be improving.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have trouble making up your mind when it comes to certain relationships, but your heart will lead you in the right direction if you listen to it. A misunderstanding can cost you emotionally. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don’t fall for it if someone tries to coerce you into an argument. Take a backseat and assess the situation before making a decision that is premature and potentially costly. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Share your ideas with someone you have worked with in the past or would like to form a partnership with in the future. Putting together a sound

plan will improve matters. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A work development will boost your reputation and put you in the running for a position that could improve your lifestyle. A celebration will lead to love and romance. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Proceed with caution. Your emotions will be difficult to control, and someone is likely to push you into an unwanted dispute if you aren’t careful. Change may be necessary.

















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Expect eclectic pieces with lots of personality

washed grainy woods in furniture from Bernhardt and others, replacing the deeper ebony woods of past seasons. Crate and Barrel’s Jeremiah rocker is a chalet-ready chair with a woodsy fabric cover. The Fonda rug incorporates slivers of rocky hues in a graphic floor covering. West Elm’s got a desk that’s a mango wood slab on an iron base. There’s a shaggy wool rug here too, that adds texture and dimension. Pottery Barn has a collection of chunky, silvered-glass lamp bases with character, especially when paired with burlap lampshades. (www.

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The era of specific decor trends is on the wane. Rooms full of traditional or modern furniture have been replaced by a more eclectic sensibility, interior decorators and designers agree. Mid-century sofas on a Swedish-country, flat-weave rug. Vintage lighting and a concrete coffee table. An antique Indian sari coverlet on a sleek, lacquered bed frame. Mixing and matching has become a trend in itself. And this trend’s more liberating than limiting. “The look is about combining decorative elements and mementos from your personal history – the places you’ve been, where you’re at and where you’re going – and arranging them artfully to create a stylish, beautiful, livedin space,” New York interior designer Elaine Griffin said. If you’re updating a room this fall, here’s a sampler of ideas to get the creative wheels turning:

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An Agatha bedding set from Pottery Barn comes in a blue or red colorway. Paisleys and other rich patterns are popular in textiles for fall. this fall, Crate & Barrel is putting linen front and center, but not the old-fashioned kind, said Sandy Kortright, a senior buyer at the retailer. “For the fall collection, we hung our hat on linen that’s casual and soft. The idea is not to iron linen but keep it lovely, organic and casual, with a few soft wrinkles spread throughout,” she said. “The linen feels easy, welcoming and inviting to use.” (www. ) Indian-inspired soft cotton prints also are in vogue. West

Elm and Crate & Barrel are offering pin-tucked, handblocked and embroidered textiles for beds and lounges. (

Rustic Modern Several retailers are combining rustic elements – such as wood slabs, industrial metals and rougher textiles – with chrome, plastics or luxe fabrics for a style tagged “rustic modern.” These are versatile pieces that could sit well in a lot of living spaces. You’ll find pickled or

Pattern and color A wide range of neutrals are strong colors for fall. Think deeper hues of graphite, chocolate and slate balanced by lighter tones of ash and stone – a mix of rock and woodland hues. There’s still a lot of punch in the palette, however. Citron and mustard work well with the neutrals. At the modern end of the spectrum, neons and deep pink provide counterpoint to muted naturals like vanilla and soft white. Saturated hues like oxblood, orange and ruby add heat and energy, and blues are big – sapphire, teal and navy play well with deeper tones as well as the whites and creams.

8HOME & GARDEN EVENTS To have an event listed in this calendar, fill out the form at, email or mail the information along with a contact name and phone number to Calendar Listing, the Northwest Herald, P.O. Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250.

McHenry County “A WALK THROUGH HISTORY” HOUSEWALK, 39th annual, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27, Crystal Lake, Lakewood and Prairie Grove. Take a stroll through time and visit four Crystal Lake area homes. Sponsored by The Service League of Crystal Lake. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of walk. Visit the website for available ticket locations in Crystal Lake. Proceeds

benefit those in need, scholarships, local organizations and causes. Tickets and information: 815-2604590 or ANNUAL MUM SALE, 9 a.m. Sept. 22, Bohn’s Ace Hardware parking lot, 150 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Adult women scholarships fundraiser by the Woodstock Professional and Business Women. Cost: $10 each or three for $25. Information: McHENRY FLEA MARKET, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 3705 W. Elm St. (formerly Sullivan Foods), McHenry. Indoor flea market featuring more than 85 vendors. Open all year long. Admission: $1 or free with one paid admission and a non-perishable item for the FISH food pantry. Information: 815-363-3532 or www. MUM SALE, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Community Center, 1023 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. Fundraiser by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to benefit those in need in Crystal Lake. Information: 815-459-3033. QUILT SHOW, 14th annual, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center, 5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Annual quilt display accented with colorful mums. Featuring the “Injun Summer” tapestry by quilter Suzanne Riggio. Quilt raffle. Information: 815-459-8130 or www.


second Saturdays and Sundays, Lake County Fairgrounds, Peterson & Midlothian roads, Grayslake. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 adults (good for both days), free for children younger than 12. Information: 715-5269769 or www.zurkopromotions. com. KANE COUNTY FLEA MARKET, first weekends, Kane County Fairgrounds, Route 64 and Randall Road, St. Charles. Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Featuring hundreds of dealers. Food served all day. Admission: $5 adults each day, free for children younger than 12. Free parking. Information: 630-377-2252 or

8FOOD EVENTS McHenry County Abigail’s Sweet Lemon-Pecan Linguine

ANNUAL SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Holiday Inn, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. McHenry County’s premier fine dining fundraiser for The March of Dimes. Ten chefs from local establishments will offer tastings of their signature dishes. There also will be live and silent auctions. Information: 815516-0737 or www.marchofdimes. com/illinois and click on Events. CULINARY CLASSES, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Offered by McHenry County College’s Continuing Education Depart-

ment. Schedule: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29, Tapas Party ($65, course ID: NCUS51009). Registration and information: 815-4558588. McHENRY COUNTY FOOD COOPERATIVE & LOCAL FOOD ASSESSMENT PRESENTATION, 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25, McHenry County Farm Bureau, 1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock. Local food assessment presentations by the McHenry County Food and Farmland Task Force, McHenry County Farm Bureau and McHenry County Food Cooperative. Open to the public. Information: www.

8FARMERS MARKET The following is a list of farmers markets in McHenry County and regional area.

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Sweet, light dinner perfect for the patio By BONNIE S. BENWICK The Washington Post The dish comes from Abigail’s, a quaint restaurant in Rocheport, Mo., pop. 239. Its flavor will surprise you. A sweet main course might take some getting used to, but the combination seems just right for a light dinner. The minimal prep involved will have you sitting alfresco with a refreshing beverage in no time flat. Serve with a salad of bitter greens and grilled or pan-roasted wedges of radicchio.

Abigail’s Sweet Lemon-Pecan Linguine 4 servings 3/4 cup pecan halves Kosher salt 10 to 12 ounces dried linguine 4 cloves garlic 2 or 3 lemons 5 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter Freshly ground black pepper 4 to 5 tablespoons sugar 1/3 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, for garnish Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the pecan halves on a rimmed baking sheet. Fill a large Dutch oven with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add a generous pinch of salt,

then the pasta. Cook according to the package directions. Meanwhile, toast the pecans in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring them halfway through, until they are fragrant and lightly browned. Cool slightly, then coarsely chop 1/4 cup of them. Mince the garlic. Use a zester or Microplane grater to zest 2 or 3 lemons (to taste), taking care to avoid the white pith. Squeeze enough juice from the lemons to yield 1/2 cup. Drain the pasta, reserving 3/4 cup of the pasta cooking water. Return the pasta to the pot (off the heat). Melt the butter (to taste) in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add the chopped pecans, salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute, stirring to coat and heat through. Add the lemon juice and sugar (to taste), stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Cook for about 2 minutes, during which time the sauce should thicken a bit. Stir in the reserved pasta cooking water and the wine, then immediately pour over the pasta and toss to coat. Place over mediumhigh heat; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or just until heated through. Divide among individual wide, shallow bowls, leaving much of the excess sauce/liquid in the pot. Top each portion with lemon zest, toasted pecan halves and the cheese. Serve warm.

CARY FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29, Metra north commuter parking lot at High Road and West Main Street (off Route 14), Cary. Wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, meats, flowers, plants and more. Sponsor: Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. Information: 847-639-2800 or CRYSTAL LAKE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 12, Depot Park (next to downtown train depot), Woodstock and Williams streets, Crystal Lake. Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and more will be available for purchase. Information: 815-479-0835 or HARVARD FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through

Oct. 26, at the intersection of Routes 14 & 173, on the grounds of the historic Central Elementary School, Harvard. Offering fresh local fruits and vegetables in season, baked goods, bedding plants and hanging baskets and more. Information: 815-770-0400 or www. HUNTLEY FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 5, Coral Street, between Church and Woodstock streets, on the Square, Huntley. Homegrown fruits and vegetables, local honey, plants, fresh-cut flowers, baked goods, organic soaps and more. Information: 847-515-5200 or WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 29, on the Square, Woodstock. Variety of organic vegetables, natural beef, gourmet cheese, plants, baked goods, soap, candles, and more. Information: 815-338-5164 or www.

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Author’s move to Cary one of nine covered in new memoir By JAMI KUNZER Stopping for awhile in Cary along the way, Diane Laney Fitzpatrick and her family moved nine times across the country, and she’s still here to laugh about it. Fitzpatrick’s new book, “Home Sweet Homes: How Bundt Cakes, Bubble Wrap, and My Accent Helped Me Survive Nine Moves,” tells story after story of stress after stress. But Diane Laney it’s told Fitzpatrick with a sense of humor. “I had hoped to sneak in and at least empty the minivan of the McDonald’s food bags or maybe look in a mirror that wasn’t the rearview kind,” she writes about one of her experiences. “Instead, as we pulled into our new driveway, it was flanked by our new neighbors, Ginger and Mary Ann. I was, at best, a younger and skankier Mrs. Howell, in a wrinkly turquoise jogging suit, asymmetrical pigtails, and my glasses from 1983.” The book grew out of entries Fitzpatrick had made on her blog, “Just Humor Me,” www.just-humor-me. She started the blog after a move from New Jersey to Lexington, Ky. A former newspaper reporter and editor and a freelance writer at the time, she blogged when her three, now-grown children were still at home. She soon realized the family’s many movies, as a

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Baby to its family By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL The Associated Press NEW YORK – J. Crew is courting customers for life, launching its new baby collection to go with its existing kids, womenswear and menswear. There will be a common thread in the look of the 71 debut baby items with the other things in select stores and online, including Liberty prints and a color-rich palette. Some adjustments were made to accommodate clothes specifically for babies, including an effort to make things simpler. It’s what moms want, said Jenny Cooper, head of Crewcuts design, but “adorable” is also high on her list. “Everything is built around keeping them comfy and warm, and we create clothes around those core considerations. There is less variety in shapes and silhouettes so the colors, prints and details become so important,” Cooper said, “but it’s always nice to have that mix of lovely and easy, especially when you have a squirmy subject, so we definitely take this into account.” J. Crew also hopes to

• AUTHOR Continued from page 5 Still, it is meant mainly as entertainment, she said. “I sneak a little bit of real advice in there, but for the most part, it’s just supposed to be funny,” she said. “This is a funny experience, even though at the time it seems like the end of the world when something breaks or a box doesn’t show up or you don’t get the home financing you need. But when you look back, you laugh. “It’s just to lighten an otherwise stressful situation.” Diane and her husband recently moved a 10th time, from South Florida to San Francisco, where Diane said she likely will stay awhile. She’s thinking about a second

make this collection popular for gifts, and the company already is packaging some items that way: A cashmere sweater gets coordinating pants and a handcrafted train set, and a tunic and bloomer get socks in the same heartcovered print. “We’ve tried to make giving gifts easy – arranging sets that go together and that would make us gasp if we opened up a box,” Cooper said.

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Driver puts phone out of reach after close call Dear Abby: The other day, while backing out of a parking space, I nearly hit a woman who was walking behind my car with her toddler son. I didn’t see them because I was dialing my cellphone and was distracted. The woman rightfully yelled at me to pay attention and get off my phone, and although she was gracious and encouraged me to consider it a “wakeup call,” I didn’t react as kindly to her out of embarrassment. Instead, I became defensive and didn’t apologize, even though it was my fault. I shudder to think of what might have happened, and I admit this wasn’t the first close call I’ve had. I’m a married mother of two and should know better. While I can’t go back and find her, I hope the woman sees this letter. I want her to know that because of that incident, I now lock my purse and phone in the trunk or place them

on the backseat out of reach before I start my car. This way, I avoid the temptation to look at messages or make a call. I also have asked my kids to keep me accountable by reminding me if I happen to forget. They will be driving in a few years, and I want to set a good example for them. Please pass this idea along – especially to moms like me who try to multitask in the car. – Hands On The

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THEME: “A Walk Through History,” presented by the Service League of Crystal Lake WHEN: Showings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday WHERE: Homes in Lakewood, Crystal Lake and Prairie Grove. INFO: Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the walk. Advance tickets are available at or by calling 815-261-4590 (press 3). For information, email housewalk@ Tickets also are available until Sept. 26 at the following Crystal Lake locations: • Around the Clock, 5011 Northwest Highway • Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center, 5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave. • Dalzell Jewelers, 41 N. Williams St. • Mueller Interiors, 440 W. Virginia St. • 1776, 397 Virginia St. • Twisted Stem, 407 E. Terra Cotta (Route 176) • Wickham Interiors, 67 N. Williams St. • Yours & Meyn, Simply Designed, 37 N. Williams St.

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The home of Charlie and Maryanne Collins at 1155 South Shore Drive in Lakewood, built in 1927 and renovated in 2004, will be featured in the Service League of Crystal Lake’s 39th annual Housewalk.

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From the Collins family’s 1927 lake cottage to a 2006 home inspired by European castles, the 39th annual Housewalk has plenty to admire, inspire By JAMI KUNZER


ike those who’ll stop by during an upcoming Housewalk, Maryanne Collins walked blindly into her Lakewood home not knowing what to

expect. Her husband, Charlie, had done the house-hunting when her family moved from Arizona in May last year. “I told him, ‘Pick a good one,’ ” she remembered.

Her first view of the home was when she arrived to move in. “We walked into just a perfect home,” she said. Through an oversized wooden door, onto Brazilian cherry flooring, the home began as a small lake cottage built in 1927. It might be more than triple the size now, having been renovated by previous homeowners in 2003 and 2004, but it has not outgrown its early cottage days. Lathan Goumas –

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COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Everything from the lighting to the wood details in the living room evoke the original 1927 cottage even though it has been renovated and expanded since. “They did a really wonderful job of keeping that cottage feeling,” owner Maryanne Collins said. Brazilian cherry flooring runs through the sitting room. The large master bedroom is one of five in the home. A spa tub gives the master bathroom a luxurious feel. The log cabin-style basement includes a wood-burning fireplace.


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“I love looking at other people’s tastes and design. I love decorating and looking at other people’s decorating ideas and just everything.” Julie Siavelis Owner of a Cape Cod-style Crystal Lake home that will be featured on the 39th annual Housewalk

Variety evokes event’s theme, ‘A Walk Through History’ • HOUSEWALK Continued from page 8 Once discarded, old clinker bricks line the home’s original front porch. The basement has the feel of a log cabin, and everything from the lighting to the cabinetry has the look of a bungalow. “They did a really wonderful job of keeping that cottage feeling,” Collins said. Like all those on the Housewalk, the home continues to tell a story, with its thick basement walls perhaps used during the Prohibition years as a fortress for bootlegging. The Collins’ home is one of four to be featured Friday during the 39th annual Housewalk presented by the Service League of Crystal Lake. Titled “A Walk Through History, Remember the Past, Love the Present and Look to the Future,” this year’s event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 the day of the walk. Raffle tickets will be sold to win a Honora pearl necklace and earring set, donated by Dalzell Jewelers, as well as a cash prize. For information, directions and tickets, visit Rasing more than $25,000 last year, the Housewalk is the roughly 40-member Service League’s largest fundraiser of the year, with donations going back into the Crystal Lake community in the form of educational scholarships and immediate aid for families in need. Along with the Collins’ home, this year’s walk features a historic home built in 1909 as well as more modern homes, including a

Prairie Grove home inspired by French architecture and European castles. Also featured is a Cape Cod style home built in 2009 in Crystal Lake with 9-foot ceilings. Julie Siavelis eyed the home on walks while it was getting built. Once the outside was complete, she and her husband, Steve, bought it. It features an extra large stone fireplace in the family room and an English basement with a fifth bedroom and exercise room. “It’s very open, a lot of just good liveable space,” Julie said. “There’s not a formal living room, which I love. We’ve always had a formal living room, which was just a waste. Julie Siavelis always has gone on Housewalks as a guest, curious to see behind others’ doors. So she was happy to open her home for a good cause. “I love going through other people’s houses,” she said. “I love looking at other people’s tastes and design. I love decorating and looking at other people’s decorating ideas and just everything.” Another Crystal Lake Home, built in 1909, once was a part of the Leonard Hotel and later divided and rebuilt in to three singlefamily homes. With a lake view, the home boasts “beautiful paintings and colorful wallpaper throughout and an elegantly restored kitchen,” according to organizers. The fourth home was built in 2006 in Timberhill subdivision in Prairie Grove and designed by its owner, Bob Hurley and architect Adam Shore. The French architecture influence is reflected in its St. Louis brick and Wisconsin Lannon stone exterior.

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12 Announcements Mr. and Mrs. Williams MARENGO – Jeffery and Leslie Williams of Marengo will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with a western Caribbean cruise from the Port of New Orleans. Leslie Ford and Jeffery Williams were married Sept. 24, 1983, at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights. They first lived in Rolling Meadows after they were married. He is a senior manufacturing engineer at Quantum Data in Elgin. His hobby is golf. She is an engineering planning analyst at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Rolling Meadows. Her hobby is scrapbooking. Both enjoy bowling and spending time with family and friends. They have a son, Daniel Williams of Chicago, and a daughter, Kimberly Williams of Rockford.

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By Dr. M. Shakeel LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO NOT FULLY ENJOY EACH AND EVERY REASON TO SMILE If you find yourself avoiding family photos, first impressions or even savoring your favorite foods, Dr. Shakeel’s unique dental implant techniques offer the solutions you’ve been searching for. The All-On-Four Dental Implants procedure - Teeth in a Day - offers simple, reliable and long-lasting results for patients who are missing teeth or experiencing the frustrations of loose, decayed and broken teeth. Though advanced technology and innovative techniques, dental implants are easier to place, less invasive and have a successful rate of over 95%.

WHY DR. SHAKEEL? With years of experience in the field, Dr. Shakeel is a highly respected expert in the placement and restoration of dental implants from a single missing tooth to the entire upper and lower arch. His background in dental implant surgery provides a strong foundation that ensures medically safe and aesthetically beautiful results. Furthermore, Dr. Shakeel received extensive hands-on training and assisted with numerous successful cases, under the guidance of the pioneer of the All-on-Four procedure, Dr. Paulo Malo of Portugal (2010). Few in the dental industry possess his mastery of the combined surgical and prosthetic demands of successful implant dentistry, especially executing the All-On-Four procedure. IDEAL PATIENTS The All-On-Four technique is for patients dissatisfied with their current dentures or for those who have

no practical alternatives for saving their remaining teeth. In most all cases, patients lacking the bone volume required to support traditional implants are able to enjoy the many benefits of a permanent solution to missing teeth through the All-OnFour procedure. THE TEETH IN A DAY PROCESS This amazing technique enables you to achieve a beautiful, new Smile in a Day by utilizing four implants placed in each arch to which the replacement teeth are securely attached. Gentle oral sedation assures that you receive maximum safety and comfort throughout the procedure. In addition, the entire process, including any necessary extractions, can be completed in one day with minimal recovery time.The result is a fully functional set of teeth that look and feel natural, improves your self-confidence and allows you to once again experience the foods and activities you enjoy most.

DISCOVER THE BENEFITS • Requires minimal recovery • Reduces overall cost when compared to single implants • Eliminates the need for bone grafting in most all cases • Allows for easy maintenance through proper oral hygiene • Restores the ability to eat all types of foods • Relieves the many frustrations of removable appliances • Ensures long-term results with the potential to last a lifetime • Renews a youthful appearance through bone level stabilization • Creates a whole new smile in just one day • Enhances self-confidence and overall quality of life For more information on Teeth in a Day or on All-On-Four Dental Implants, contact:

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LOMBARD – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Lindsay M. Mihm of Lombard, formerly of Cary, and Casey K. Rocush of Lombard, formerly of Bolingbrook. She is the daughter of Larry and Heidi Mihm of Cary. He is the son of Charles and Carol Rocush of Bolingbrook. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock and a 2007 graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb with a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation services. She attends graduate school at Benedictine University in Lisle pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree with a health care administration concentration.

Medbh Helen Marilee O’Reilly, 9 pounds, 13 ounces, 20 inches, was born Aug. 12, 2013, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge to Ryan Mary Lee and Robert O’Reilly of Cary. She joins a brother, Tadgh O’Reilly, 2. Maternal grandparent is Marilee Berg of West Dundee. Paternal grandparents are Helen and Tadgh O’Reilly of Frankfort. Paternal great-grandparents and Nana and Bobby O’Reilly of Cork, Ireland. Casey K. Rocush Lindsay M. Mihm Her fiancé is a 2002 graduate of Morton East High School in Cicero. He is a project manager, CAD engineer in Westmont. Their wedding will be Sept. 28.

8MAKING YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT Births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries are printed for free in the Planit Style section every Sunday in the Northwest Herald. Engagement announcements must be received no later than three weeks before the wedding date. Wedding announcements are accepted up to six months after the wedding date.


We will accept one photo for weddings and engagements. We will accept two photos – wedding and current – for anniversaries. Photos not accompanied with a self-addressed, stamped envelope will not be returned. To complete a form online, visit For information, call 815-459-4122 or email

Jaxson Lucas Klean, 8 pounds, 2 ounce, 20 inches, was born July 12, 2013, at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital in Bolingbrook to Dr. Kevin and Melissa Klean of Joliet. He joins a brother, Gage, 2. Maternal grandparents are Rich and Cindy Holtz

of Richmond. Paternal grandparents are Gary and Roxane Klean of Genoa City, Wis. Maternal greatgrandparents are Stan and Elaine Pankiewicz and the late Sonny Miller of McHenry.

WONDER LAKE Jase Timothy Mai, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, 20.5 inches, was born Sept. 6, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry to Kyle and Brandie Mai of Wonder Lake. He joins siblings Mason, 6, and Evan, 3. Maternal grandparents are Rory and Bonnie Fiali of McHenry. Paternal grandparents are Steven and Lorie Mai of Stuart, Fla. Maternal great-grandmother is Roberta Fiali of McHenry. Paternal greatgrandparents are Lee and JoAnne Mai of McHenry and Sandra Burger of Mazon.

Gem Talk


By Suzanne Cannon

Are you still buying gold? I still have jewelry laying around that I will never wear and was wondering if it still makes sense to sell it for scrap? Most definitely! In fact the Federal Reserves’ announcement on September 19th that it is not yet ready to end its monetary stimulus actually drove gold up to over the $1400 per ounce price once again.


Some portfolio managers believe that we are going to have cheap money and low interest rates for a long time. This will keep the price of gold hovering on the high side.

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Worldwide demand for gold jewelry has also grown 37% since 2012. China, India, Turkey and the Middle East are the primary players in driving this luxury market. If you have a collection, large or small that is just sitting there I do recommend coming in to see what it is worth to melt down. We offer a cash value OR if you want to apply it to a new piece of jewelry in our store we will pay you 20% more than it is worth. You may have pieces that are “too good” to sell for scrap. We have been very successful helping our customers sell these items by putting them in our store. If you are unsure of what you have, you may bring your items in for a free consultation.

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“One Direction: This Is Us” STARRING: Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson PLOT: A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Harry’s meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the “X-Factor,” to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. RATED: PG for mild language TIME: 1 hour, 32 minutes VERDICT: Morgan Spurlock is one tricky guy. The documentarian best known for the eye-opening, award-winning “Super Size Me” now makes a persuasive case not for the dangers of fast food but for the dizzying virtues of a British boy band. And “One Direction: This Is Us” comes this close to convincing someone who routinely avoids the song “What Makes You Beautiful” at all costs that this quintet of skinnyjeaned heartthrobs has the coolest, cutest, nicest and most talented musicians in all the land. But I’m on to you, Spurlock. There are holes in your story about five lads who don’t appear to ever drink, smoke, fight, curse or partake in romantic dalliances of any kind. At least, not on screen. Of course, the movie is tailored specifically for One Direction’s uncontrollably ecstatic fan base of more than 14 million Twitter followers. That group consists mainly of tween girls, so a PG rating is a must, but Spurlock paints the band members – Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – as superhuman, even as the guys humbly insist they’re just average blokes. The meteoric rise of One Direction is a compelling tale of chance. “X Factor” producer-turned-puppetmaster Simon Cowell recounts how, in 2010, he threw together five talented individual contestants on a whim. The newly formed group didn’t win the British incarnation of the show that season, but they garnered a massive fan base that propelled them to unfathomable stardom. They sold out their 2013 arena tour in minutes, according to the documentary. From there, the movie blends concert footage with backstage antics and the tomfoolery that accompanies bus rides and hotel stays. There are a few inspired additional interviews, including a neuroscientist who describes why One Direction fans lose control of their decibel level and tear

LOCAL SHOWTIMES ducts upon seeing the young men. The guys, who ranged in age from 19 to 21 during the filming, are portrayed as merry pranksters. They pull each other’s pants down on stage and dress in disguises to surprise fans; they make wheelies with golf carts and push each other around in trash bins. To add a bit of emotion, the film hears from the boys’ mothers (the mere sight of these women elicited emotional sighs during an early screening) and follows the five as they take a break from touring to return home. But for the most part, the movie embraces harmless fun, which can be enjoyable for the audience members, whether they’re 1D fans or not. – The Associated Press

“Prisoners” STARRING: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Melissa Leo PLOT: When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? RATED: R disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout TIME: 2 hours, 33 minutes VERDICT: Parenting involves countless mundane decisions – dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision is never far from the surface of the mind. What if they go out and get hit by a car? What if I look away and they drown in the current? What if they get kidnapped? No wonder the movies get so much mileage out of missing-children tales. But few – very few – handle it with the skill that director Denis Villeneuve and a terrific cast led by Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal bring to “Prisoners,” a suspense thriller that will stay with you long after the credits roll. Jackman, we all know, is not only talented but so darned likable that it’s hard for him to break out of that ever-charming persona. But here, in some of his best work to date, he manages it – and surpasses last year’s Oscarnominated performance in “Les Miserables” – as a grief-stricken, panicked father who succumbs to his basest impulses in a race to find his young daughter’s captors. And Gyllenhaal, in a less flashy but just as compelling performance, brings new depth to the well-worn role of brooding, driven detective. – The

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“Riddick” STARRING: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff PLOT: Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick inds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past. RATED: R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/ nudity TIME: 1 hour, 59 minutes VERDICT: By now, the saga of escaped convict and galactic outlaw Richard Riddick is a well-established sci-fi benchmark. Succinctly titling the third film “Riddick” would seem to telegraph a determinative evolution of the ongoing narrative, rather than the largely episodic exercise franchise director David Twohy and star-producer Vin Diesel have delivered. Duped into relinquishing the crown of Lord Marshal of the Necromongers by his nemesis Vaako (Karl Urban), an entitlement hard-won in “The Chronicles of Riddick,” the notorious murderer Riddick (Diesel) ends up stranded on another blisteringly inhospitable planet instead of enjoying a return to his home world of Furya, as Vaako led him to expect. With no other way to escape the inhospitable planet, Riddick activates the beacon device that alerts an extensive bountyhunter network to his location. Riddick’s intention is to separate one of the spaceships from its crew and flee. Vastly outnumbered and out-armed, Riddick has only the weapons he’s improvised with – materials harvested from the local flora and fauna, along with a fierce native canine he’s managed to semi-domesticate – to fend off the mercenaries and make a break for freedom. Significantly dialing back on “Chronicles’ ” sprawling scale, the latest installment feels tentative even at a flabby 120 minutes, more like a placeholder that barely advances the considerable Riddick mythology. Playing it safe with a script that offers Riddick up as a lone avenging hero, Twohy passes on the opportunity to effectively shade the character’s distinctive dimensionality. – The Hollywood


“THE FAMILY” Sunday, Sept. 22 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:50 a.m., 1:35, 4:25, 7:05, 9:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:00 a.m., 2:10, 5:00, 7:50, 10:50 p.m.

p.m.; 3D: 11:00 a.m., 4:20, 6:55, 9:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 2D: 4:45 p.m.; 3D: 12:05, 2:25, 7:05, 9:25 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2D: 12:40 p.m.; 3D: 3:35, 6:55, 9:45 p.m.

“PLANES” Sunday, Sept. 22

Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 9:20 p.m. McHenry Downtown Theatre – 2:00, 4:00, 6:15 p.m.

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:30 a.m., 1:15, 3:35, 5:55 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:10, 4:20 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:00, 2:10 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:10, 2:40 p.m.

“INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2” Sunday, Sept. 22

“PRISONERS” Sunday, Sept. 22

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:10 a.m., 2:20, 4:55, 7:25, 9:10, 9:55, 10:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:55 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:20 a.m., 2:30, 5:20, 8:10, 11:00 p.m.

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:35 a.m., 12:50, 1:40, 2:45, 4:15, 6:05, 7:30, 8:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 3:10, 6:20, 9:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:50, 4:00, 7:10 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:50 a.m., 3:20, 6:00, 7:00, 9:50, 10:30 p.m.

“LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER” Sunday, Sept. 22

“RIDDICK” Sunday, Sept. 22

“GETAWAY” Sunday, Sept. 22

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:55 a.m., 1:50, 4:50, 7:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 1:10, 4:00, 6:50 p.m. McHenry Downtown Theatre – 1:00, 3:45, 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:00, 3:30, 7:10, 10:20 p.m.

“ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US” Sunday, Sept. 22 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 2D: 1:40

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:30 a.m., 5:10, 8:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 1:45, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:20, 3:40, 7:20, 10:25 p.m.

“WE’RE THE MILLERS” Sunday, Sept. 22 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:55 a.m., 6:30, 9:20 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock –10:00p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:05 a.m., 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15 p.m.


McHenry Outdoor Theater Golden Age Cinemas 1510 N. Chapel Hill Rd. McHenry, IL 60050

OPEN FRI. & SAT. ONLY! Ticket Prices ONLY $8 & $4!! For Sept. 20 & Sept. 21

✰ N O W S H O W I N G✰ “Easy Rider”R to begin at approx. 8 pm, followed by at approx. 10 pm:

“The Wild One”Not Rated

Week ending Sept. 15 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “W Is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton (Putnam) 2. “Never Go Back” by Lee Child (Delacorte) 3. “The Mayan Secrets” by Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry (Putnam) 4. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 5. “Inferno” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 6. “Second Watch” by J.A. Jance (William Morrow) 7. “Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do” by Michael Brandman (Putman) 8. “Mistress” by James Patterson/David Ellis (Little, Brown) 9. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead) 10. “Styxx” by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin’s) HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. “Si-Cology 1” by Si Robertson (Howard Books) 2. “Still Foolin’ ‘Em” by Billy Crystal (Holt) 3. “The Liberty Amendments” by Mark R. Levin (S&S/ Threshold) 4. “Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander” by Phil Robertson (Howard Books) 5. “Zealot” by Reza Aslan (Random House) 6. “Empty Mansion” by Bill Dedman (Ballantine) 7. “Wilson” by A. Scott Berg (Putnam) 8. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) 9. “The Duck Commander Family” by Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson and Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) 10. “God Is Not Mad at You” by Joyce Meyer (FaithWords) MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS 1. “The Racketeer” by John Grisham (Dell) 2. “The Bone Bed” by Patricia Cornwell (Berkley) 3. “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) 4. “The Hero” by Robyn Carr (Mira) 5. “Big Sky Wedding” by Linda Lael Miller (Harlequin) 6. “The Last Man: A Novel” by Vince Flynn (Pocket Books) 7. “The Inn at Rose Harbor” by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) 8. “Collateral Damage” by Stuart Woods) 9. “Temptation” by Sherryl Woods (Mira) 10. “Deamond in the Rough” by Diana Palmer (Harlequin) Source: Publishers Weekly

Great depth in ‘Empty Mansions’ 15 By PHILIP BOROFF Bloomberg News NEW YORK – Huguette Clark, 84, arrived at Manhattan’s Doctors Hospital by ambulance in 1991 anxious, malnourished and dehydrated, her face disfigured from untreated skin cancer. Not your typical heiress whose estate would be valued at more than $300 million at her death 20 years later. She was assigned a private-duty nurse, who stayed at her bedside 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Clark elected to spend her last two decades in the hospital. She lavished upon the nurse and her family at least $31.9 million in cash gifts and property, Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. report in their meticulous and absorbing “Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.” The title refers to Clark’s lavish unused homes, including three apartments in a limestone Fifth Avenue co-op she kept vacant while spending $300,000 a year on hospital care. That’s 42 rooms, excluding bathrooms. Annual maintenance and

taxes: $342,000. There also was a 23.5-acre Santa Barbara, Calif., estate, Bellosguardo, with 1,000 feet of ocean frontage she didn’t visit for 60 years. She kept the bare-bones house staff to about a half-dozen. She never moved into a New Canaan, Conn., getaway she bought in 1951 that grew to 52 acres when she bought land as a buffer. Huguette was the youngest of seven children of William Andrews Clark. Born in a four-room log cabin on a Pennsylvania farm in 1839, he became one of the wealthiest Americans of his day through copper mining and other ventures. After W.A.’s wife died of typhoid fever, a second marriage to a woman 39 years his junior produced Huguette. Since he ran his companies essentially as sole proprietorships, the empire collapsed soon after he died in 1925. “W.A. failed in succession planning,” Dedman and Newell write. He left his empire in the care of his children. From her parents, Huguette inherited a passion for the arts and patronage, cultivated at New York’s Spence School. She painted, played violin and went on to collect Impressionist masterpiece paintings and Stradivariuses, which along with the real estate proved to be super investments. But something was amiss. A young marriage dissolved immediately and was perhaps never consummated, based on

MORE NEW RELEASES “The Final Cut” (Putnam), by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison What it’s about: Nicholas Drummond works for Scotland Yard. When a colleague takes an assignment to guard the British crown jewels, she dies under circumstances that make it appear that she is an accomplice of a master criminal known as the Fox. Drummond teams up with an FBI special agent to investigate. Verdict: As the expected becomes the unexpected, Coulter and Ellison deliver a book that’s sure to be one of the best thrillers of the year. – The Associated Press

“Men We Reaped: a Memoir” (Bloomsbury USA), by Jesmyn Ward What it’s about: Ward lays bare the human toll of what being poor and Black in Mississippi meant for her and her family. It meant five young men – friends, cousins, boyfriends, brothers – cut down by drugs, violence, depression and just plain bad luck in the space of four years. It meant women left behind to scrape out a living, to hold wounded families together, to nurse their own regrets and sorrows and shriveled dreams. Verdict: Darkness pervades the book, a powerful and wrenching elegy to the men Ward knew and loved and lost. Their deaths leave a pall of grief that never ebbs, Ward writes. And it is that grief that speaks to a larger truth: that the young men who died did matter. – The Associated Press

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Huguette Clark, at about age 37. Her friends described her as cheerful and gracious. what she told people. After her mother and nurse, her closest companion was an extravagant collection of dolls and doll houses she amassed until the end of her life. “Empty Houses” ends with the ongoing battles over her money.

8BOOK EVENTS To have an event listed in this calendar, fill out the form at, email or mail the information along with a contact name and phone number to Calendar Listing, the Northwest Herald, P.O. Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250.

McHenry County HUNTLEY AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 11000 Ruth Road, 847-669-5386 or Schedule: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29, Huntley Fall Fest book sale, at the Cosman Cultural Center Gymnasium, 12015 Mill St., Huntley. Sunday is $5 bag sale day.

BIG FALL BOOK SALE, Through Oct. 5, Algonquin Township Road District garage, 3701 Route 14, between Crystal Lake and Cary. Presented by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County. Schedule: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 through Oct. 5 (closed Sundays). Oct. 5 is $5 bag sale day. Information: 815-338-0393 or BILL TAMMEUS, 9 a.m. Sept. 22, First Presbyterian Church of Woodstock, 2018 N. Route 47, Woodstock. Presentation by The Kansas City Star former columnist on his book, “They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust.” Free. Information: 815-338-2627 or

BOOK SIGNING, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford. Presentation and book signing by Doreen Howard on Heirloom Favor: Yesterdays Best-Tasting Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs for Today’s Cook.” Cost: $5 Klehm members, $10 public. Registration and information: 815-965-8146 or OF BOGS & BOOKS, Volo Bog Visitor Center Library, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. Book discussion group meets 10 a.m. second Saturdays of each month. Free. All are welcome.


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16 Don’t throw it out; use it in the garden By SARAH WOLFE The Associated Press Looking for a cheaper way to fertilize flowers or keep pests at bay? A better tool for planting tiny seeds? The answers may lie in your home, where common household items like coffee grounds or old pie tins can become easy, eco-friendly tools to give your garden a boost without breaking the bank. Turn old boots or shoes into planters, or reuse packing peanuts by laying them at the bottom of large flower pots to aid in drainage and make for lighter lifting, suggests Stacy Tornio, editor of Birds & Blooms magazine. “You can take anything you have and upcycle it,” she said. Some simple, easy ways to repurpose household items for a bargain backyard:

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Creative containers It’s easy to spend a fortune on pots and vases. But one easy way to start “upcycling” in the garden is by planting herbs, flowers and houseplants in everything from worn boots to old teapots and even bathroom sinks. “They contribute a touch of whimsy and even a ‘settled’ look to a garden scene,” Tornio said. Cristin Frank, a 38-year-old author and gardening blogger from Williamsville, N.Y., uses yogurt cups and other recyclable plastic containers as small pots for her “starter” plants in the spring. Old take-out coffee cups serve as starter watering cans with their smaller, perforated plastic tops.

Tools of the trade In need of some new garden tools? Save yourself a trip to the hardware store and check your kitchen drawers. Table utensils such as spoons, forks and knives are tough and sharp enough to do many gardening jobs without causing damage, Tornio said. Use them to separate flats, lift seedlings and tease apart dense root balls. Knives also can make a slim path for tiny seeds to fall into. Photos provided Even something as innocuous as old nylons (right) can be reused in the backyard to tie up floppy plants or line the bottom of pots so water can get through but dirt cannot.

Homemade remedies Old wives’ tales abound for solving all kinds of garden problems, but many of them actually work. And much of what you need may be sitting in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Coffee grounds (right), for example, can be sprinkled at the bottom of any plant to improve drainage in clay soils, Tornio said. Tornio said soap could keep deer from feasting on trees and plants. The scent also could keep other pests away.

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