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Connie Hermes and Adam Owens cradle and kiss their new baby Riley Adilynn Thursday afternoon at KSB. Riley was the was the first baby born in the new year in the area.

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DIXON – Riley Adilynn Angell just barely – by about 20 minutes – was the first baby of 2014 born in the Sauk Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches, her mother, Connie Hermes, 21, of Mount Morris, said while holding Riley in the middle of her room at KSB Hospital. She was born at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday, Hermes said, about 20 minutes before another baby in the hospital was delivered. Riley’s due date was Jan. 4, Hermes said, but she had a feeling the birth would hap-

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OREGON – It’s the first Friday of the new year, so it’s time for music in Oregon. Local bands and musicians will play as part of First Fridays, starting at 7 p.m. today at the Oregon Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 1310 W. Washington St. Music includes country, bluegrass, blues, folk, gospel, soft rock, and eclectic mixes. Instruments are acoustic. A sound system is provided. Admission is free. Fore more information, call Ron Colson at 815-973-0942.

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pen on New Year’s Day. Hermes, who arrived at the hospital about 1 p.m. Wednesday, already in labor, said she really didn’t care when someone told her that if Riley didn’t hurry, she wouldn’t be the first baby of 2014. But Riley ended up beating out the other baby anyway. Riley’s father, Adam Owens, 21, of Mount Morris, said they knew they were having a girl, and had a few ideas for names, but it wasn’t until Wednesday that they settled on Riley. That decision, Hermes said, came after they arrived at the hospital.

Local bands will be playing music at local bars this weekend. Here’s a sampling: s4HE'IVING4REE"ANDWILL play Saturday at Champ’s, 216 Locust St., in Sterling. s7HITLOCKED and Loaded will play Saturday at Long Shot Sports Bar & Grill, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road, Rock Falls.

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STERLING – Funky Munky Wrestling will be presented at 6:05 p.m. Saturday at Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Lincolnway. The event will feature Funky Monkey’s Over the Top Rumble to crown the first-ever champion. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10 at the door. Children 4 and younger get in for free. Go to www.funkymunkywrestling.com for more information.

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STERLING – After working to redevelop and sell the former Frantz Manufacturing building for nearly 6 years, owner Jim Gabler has donated the structure, now known as Sterling Centers, to a Boston-based charitable organization. Gabler, CEO of Verifacts, gifted the building to Helping Hands of America, a facilitator of larger-scale donations such as real estate and vehicles. The property deal closed on Dec. 31. The building will be put back on the market for Helping Hands. Gabler said he was disappointed that his family’s donation will not stay in local hands. “It was offered to a number of local charities and other local entities,� Gabler said. “We wanted our community to benefit from the donation, but no one locally had any interest.� Two churches were among the local nonprofits, but Gabler wouldn’t say which ones. Gabler had high hopes for the property after Gabler Family Corp. bought it in July 2008.

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It’s cold outside. How about warming up inside with some popcorn and a movie? At Sterling Theater, 402 Locust St., in downtown Sterling, you can see “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones� or “Grudge Match� (below). Both movies also are at the Carmike Sauk Valley 8, 4110 E. 30th St., Sterling. Also showing, among others, are “Wolf of Wall Street� and “Secret Life of Walter Mitty.� Go to www.sterling-movies. com and www.carmike.com for showtimes.

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Unexpected bills seen frequently in health care I used to pay little attention to what my insurance policy covered. I became more acquainted after I had emergency surgery to my intestines in July. Over the past few weeks, I’ve written stories on the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. One thing is for sure: Insurance is expensive for most people. Sure, you can get a relatively low premium, but that means you probably have a deductible of $6,000. Ouch! Not many people have that kind of money sitting around.

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ance through their employers, as I do, are more fortunate. But we find ourselves with unexpected bills, too. In November, I detailed my first dispute with my insurance company. It informed me it would pay for my surgery, but not the $2,700 for anesthetics. I told the company that my policy covered anesthetics, but my insurer responded that the person who administered them wasn’t in-network. At one point, a company representative told me I should have asked the person whether she was in-network.

The company backed down, thankfully, realizing that no one could be expected to do that in an emergency, especially at an in-network hospital. On Dec. 3, I received another notice from my insurance company that I had to pay $671 for blood work in August. The blood work was called a “molecular pathology procedure Level 2.� This helped the doctor to determine the situation with my digestive system and what I should do about it. In my mind, it was worth it. But I’m no expert. My insurer said it consulted

its medical director, who “carefully reviewed all available pertinent clinical documentation.� The “clinical rationale� for not approving the expense: “There is insufficient evidence in the peer-reviewed medical literature to support the effectiveness of this intervention, especially with respect to long-term health outcomes.� The insurer must already have let the hospital know, because 6 days later, the hospital sent me a letter asking for the money. “If you have an unusual financial problem, please

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ROCK FALLS – Three people were injured Thursday after their car crashed into a transport trailer on Interstate 88, state police said. According to a news release, Alaina Pfeifer, 22, of Elgin, was driving east on Interstate 88 when she lost control of her car while crossing an iced-over bridge at mile marker 36.8. Pfeifer’s car struck the bridge rail before reentering traffic and colliding with the trailer, driven by Rebecca Hubbard, 48, of Mooresville, N.C.

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OBITUARIES Mavella Richard AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mavella Richard, 83, of Amboy, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at her home. She was a supervisor at BorgWarner in Dixon for 25 years, before her retirement in 1997. Mavella was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Water Valley, Ky., the daughter of Lonie and Esther (Johnson) Allen. She married George E. Richard on April 13, 1946, in Kentucky. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1997. Mavella enjoyed her family, gardening, and traveling the world, especially Europe. Survivors include her significant other, Don Wittenauer of Amboy; three sons, Eugene (Ruby) Richard of Lebanon, Tenn., and Terry Richard and Rick (Deb) Richard, both of Dixon; three daughters, Neva Zentz and Pam (Dan) Whipple, both of Dixon, and Kim (Kevin) Newburgh of Rock Falls; one brother, Renual (Louise) Allen of Union City, Tenn; one sister, Mable Ray of Murray, Ky.; 11 grandchildren, Todd (Sharon) Richard of Phoenix, Mark (Jodi) Richard of Hawthorne Woods, Scott (Tammy Nantz) Zentz, Angela Madden, Jennifer (A.J. Jenson) Madden, Brandi (Jon) Willey, Tony (Samara Russell) Aldridge, and Justin (Kassidy Turner) Aldridge, all of Dixon, Jacob Richard of Chicago, and Elizabeth Newburgh and Lucas Newburgh, both of Rock Falls; 13 great-grandchildren, Ashely Zentz, Anna Zentz, Angelica Brockman, Alexus Jenson, Gavin Jenson, Cooper Willey, Owen Willey, Addie Willey, and Brooklynn Aldridge, all of Dixon, Ryan (Heather) Richard of Hudson, Iowa, Daniel (Myranda) Richard of Water-

loo, Iowa, and Zachary Richard and Max Richard, both of Hawthorne Woods; four greatgreat-grandchildren, Owen Brockman of Dixon, Reagan Richard and Edward Richard, both of Hudson, Iowa, and Riley Richard of Waterloo, Iowa; Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sons, Scott (Amy) Wittenauer of Amboy and Steve (Wendy) Wittenauer of Copley, Ohio; Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandchildren, Emily (Terry) Lester of Franklin Grove, Amanda (Matt) Walter of Amboy, Bethany (Collin) Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell of Chatum, Melisa (Mike Hardy) Shuttleworth of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mehgan LaGro of Pottstown, Pa.; and Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great-grandchildren, Isaiah Lester of Missouri, Aaron Lester and Noah Lester, both of Franklin Grove, Everett Walter of Amboy, and Kaeden Hardy of Virginia Beach. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Royce Allen and William Allen; one sister, Kathine Allen; a granddaughter in infancy, Alicia Aldridge; and Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s granddaughter in infancy, Lauren Wittenauer. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Northside Baptist Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, and the Rev. Charles Jeanblanc, pastor of First United Church of Christ in Amboy, co-officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. A memorial has been established to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome. com to send condolences.

Patricia â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Phillips AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Patricia â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patâ&#x20AC;? (Fyke) Phillips, 67, of Amboy, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Hillside Rehabilitation and Care Center in Yorkville. She was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Chicago, the daughter of Wilbur and Mary Fyke. Pat enjoyed traveling and camping. She enjoyed being with her family immensely and with her beloved dogs, Rosey and Sadie. Pat was a member of the Women of the Moose, Allheart Moose Chapter. Pat is survived by her husband, Lawrence; her children, Teresa â&#x20AC;&#x153;TAâ&#x20AC;? Ehlert, Paul (Lynn) Ehlert, Brian Ehlert, Stacie Williams, Bridget Ehlert, and Charles Ehlert; an adopted son, Joe (Tracy) Hengels, 11 grandchildren, her sisters, Kathryn (Sam)

Cumbo, Lorrie (Rick) Wojtowicz, and Micki (Don) Bohnert; and her brother, Jim (Joanne) Fyke. In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Ehlert. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Moose Charities, c/o Mooseheart School. Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Hillside Rehabilitation and Care Center and Seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospice for their loving care. For further information, call 630-897-9291 or visit www.healychapel.com, to send condolences.

2014 ELECTION FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

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Donald â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Smokyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stachowiak ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donald â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smokyâ&#x20AC;? Stachowiak, 77, of Rock Falls, went to heaven, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, with his family by his side. Born July 3, 1936, in Peru, he was the son of Charles and Valaria Stachowiak. Beginning their amazing 46-year love affair, he married Patricia Cassel on June 17, 1967, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. Smoky was a graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School, receiving his BS at Illinois State University, and earning his MS from Northern Illinois University. He launched his teaching career at LaSalle-Peru High School, and then spent 31 years educating at Rock Falls Township High School. Smoky taught biology and driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education, as well as coached freshman football and basketball. After retiring in 1994, he continued to be a dedicated Rock Falls Rocket fan. Smoky was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Over the years, he was very active in the community including serving on Toys for Tots with Whiteside County Marine Reserves, and on the Elks Scholarship Committee. Even with all his accomplishments, his greatest joy in life was his family. Once he became a grandfather, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poppaâ&#x20AC;? felt truly blessed, as his grandchildren completed his life.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Amy (Coby Leuschke) Stachowiak of Fort Collins, Colo., Anne (Chris) Fisher of Houston, and Sara Blackert; three treasured grandchildren, Emily and Paige Blackert and Avery Fisher; two sisters, Denise Hasty of Cape Coral, Fla., and Diana (Don) Doty of Montrose, Colo.; many nieces and nephews, along with countless friends and family whom were blessed to know him. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Delores Michalak. The Marine Corps hymn states, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ever look on heavenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.â&#x20AC;? As a proud former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, and an active member of the Sauk Valley Detachment of the Whiteside County Marine Corps League, Smoky is their finest guard. Semper Fi. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls, with Monsignor Thomas Dzielak, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in LaSallePeru. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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box on Page A2 the next publication day after we are notified of an error. Receipt of all obituaries must be confirmed by phone. For more information, call 800-798-4085 ext. 530 or 502.

SPRINGFIELD

Justices took cash from groups tied to pension law SPRINGFIELD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The potential arbiters of Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pension-reform law have collected nearly $3 million in campaign contributions during the past 13 years from groups that support both sides of the issue, according to a published report. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday that most of the money was collected by one justice, Thomas Kilbride, in a 2010 campaign to retain his seat that was the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most expensive of that type in a quarter-century. Still, if a legal challenge to the newly minted pension-reform law reaches the high court, it will be decided by seven justices, six of whom have accepted campaign contributions from one or both sides of the debate: labor unions, business groups or a political fund operated by House Speaker Michael Madigan. Madigan, a powerful Chicago

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Democrat, said last month the initiative could not have passed without his ability to persuade members of the House. A number of business groups have said they support the law, while public employee unions oppose it, saying it violates a part of the state constitution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even the most honorable justice has to acknowledge this looks bad. It puts them in a bad light,â&#x20AC;? David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, told the newspaper. The Illinois Constitution calls for the election of judges and, in the case of Supreme Court justices, retention campaigns after each 10-year term. Elections cost money. There is no legal limit on campaign contributions to judges, but the Judicial Code of Conduct pro-

hibits them from personally soliciting or accepting contributions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a task left to campaign committees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Politics plays no role in any of the issues that we have before us,â&#x20AC;? Chief Justice Rita Garman said in a December interview with Chicago Lawyer magazine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If a legislative challenge goes up or down, (itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) based on whether it meets the standards of our Constitution. And I think our court will analyze it that way.â&#x20AC;? A court spokesman reiterated Garmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message but had no other comment on the matter Thursday. The newspaper said that during his 2010 retention campaign, Kilbride, a Democrat and former chief justice, took in $1.47 million from the Democratic Party of Illinois, controlled by Madigan. His initial 2000 race benefited from $688,000 from the party.

Reyes bows out of race in 17th District Says he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have money to fight off petition challenge BY DAVID GIULIANI DGIULIANI SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

Eric Reyes, a Democrat-turned-independent-turned-Republican, withdrew this week from the 17th Congressional District race. He was challenging former U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, in the March 18 Republican primary in the district that includes Whiteside and Carroll counties. They were vying to run against first-term Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, in the November general election. In a news release, Reyes, a Rock Island attorney, said Republicans needed to unite in their efforts against Bustos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rather than continue to divide the party and waste precious time and resources of all involved, I have chosen to withdraw my candidacy and focus on advancing the principles of freedom, liberty and limited constitutional government,â&#x20AC;? he said in a statement. In an interview Thursday, Reyes said he planned to vote for Schilling, who lost his seat in 2012 to Bustos after 2 years in office. Recently, a couple of Schillingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contributors challenged Reyesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; election petition in an attempt to remove him from the ballot â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter what happened, the challenge

w o u l d have just dragged on and on,â&#x20AC;? Reyes said in the interEric view. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Reyes didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the time or money to fight it. I believe in the principles of the Republican Party.â&#x20AC;? In the past couple of years, Reyes has undergone a significant political evolution. He announced in the fall of 2011 that he would run as a Democrat for the congressional seat. But in December of that year, he revealed that he would, instead, file as a write-in independent candidate. He did, but received only a small fraction of the vote. In a district redrawn by state legislative Democrats, Bustos won 53 percent of the vote to beat incumbent Schilling. Last year, Reyes announced he would run as a Republican in the 17th District. In switching parties, he said he had always believed in the core principles of the GOP. In 2011, though, he spoke favorably of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, which a great majority of Republicans oppose. As a Republican, Reyes supported legalized marijuana and samesex marriage, which most in his new party oppose.

2016 ELECTION

Contrast for parties in presidential race WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For Democrats and Republicans, the early stages of the 2016 presidential contest are worlds apart. Many Democrats already view Hillary Rodham Clinton as a quasi-incumbent, someone who could take the reins from President Barack Obama. The former secretary of state has made no decisions about her political future but has done little to dampen enthusiasm about another presidential campaign, traveling the country making speeches and preparing to release another book. Republicans have no clear front-runner and expect a crowded primary field that could include fresh-faced candidates like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. For a party that typically backs established politicians, 2016 could be the most jumbled GOP White House campaign in a generation. As the Obama era nears its final midterm elections, the campaign to succeed him has already begun: Prospective candidates on both sides have been quietly courting donors, taking steps to build an organization and making scouting trips to early voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. The official starting line, however, is

likely a year away. Each side faces its own intra-party divisions. Republicans are in the middle of a feud that pits establishment figures against tea party adherents. Democrats run the risk of souring on Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; polls have shown a decline in his popularity since his re-election â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and face a brewing split between liberals and centrists. For Democrats, the presidential race hinges on whether Clinton runs again. The former New York senator and first lady to President Bill Clinton has dominated early polls among Democrats, with Vice President Joe Biden a distant second. There is no obvious challenger from the left, considering Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vow to serve her full six-year term. Potential candidates like Maryland Gov. Martin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley and former Gov. Brian Schweitzer of Montana have visited early voting states but remain largely unknown to most voters. Some liberals might encourage former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean to run again, but Clinton has the potential to unite the party. Clintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movements will be closely watched this year. She avoided most political activity in 2013 but is expected to be a top draw at Democratic fundraisers.


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ILLINOIS

Health care law uncertainty meets reality Major benefits of reform enacted, but snags remain CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The new year brought relief to some Illinois patients newly insured under the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care law. Others still werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure whether they were covered, despite their best efforts to navigate the often-balky new system. The major benefits of President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care overhaul took effect Wednesday, the first

day of 2014. By Thursday, the first business day of the new insurance system, it became clear that snags in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act still remained. On the plus side, the lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protections mean consumers can no longer be denied coverage if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in poor health. New limits on how much insured patients must pay for care will mean fewer bankruptcies after catastrophic illnesses. Insurance plans must offer a minimum level of essential benefits, and

care such as flu shots and mammograms will be fully covered without cost to patients. But early problems with the federal HealthCare. gov website led many people to wait until last week to sign up, and insurers are still processing enrollment forms. Paperwork problems almost delayed suburban Chicago resident Sheri Zajcewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scheduled surgery Thursday, but Dr. John Venetos decided to operate without a routine go-ahead from the insurance company. That

was after Venetosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; office manager spent two hours on hold with the insurer Thursday, trying to get an answer about whether the patient needed prior authorization for the surgery. The office manager finally gave up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a happy camper,â&#x20AC;? said Nate Zajcew, the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband. The couple signed up for a Blue Cross Blue Shield bronze plan through the federal HealthCare.gov site on Dec. 16. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a matter of paperwork and yesterday was a holiday. I can be an SOB, too,

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at times, but since theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going on with the procedure, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK.â&#x20AC;? Venetos, a Chicago digestive system specialist, described â&#x20AC;&#x153;tremendous uncertainty and anxietyâ&#x20AC;? among patients calling his office recently. Some thought theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d signed up for coverage but hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t received insurance cards yet. Others had insurance policies that were canceled and werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure if their coverage had been reinstated after Gov. Pat Quinn decided to allow one-year extensions of canceled plans.

Venetos said he has decided to take a risk and provide care for these patients, at least until thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less confusion about coverage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right thing to do,â&#x20AC;? Venetos said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We may end up stuck holding the bag and not getting paid on these claims.â&#x20AC;? Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, which has the most customers in the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s individual market, has been adding staff and extending call center hours to keep up with demand.

LANARK

Community honors manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dying wish Shaw acquires Group restores car Prairie Advocate for man who lost battle with cancer

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BY TONY HUFFMAN Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ron Hendersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dying wish to have his 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo restored became more about the effect he had on those around him than about the project itself. During his yearlong battle with melanoma, Ron served as an inspiration to many around him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When he first got diagnosed, I was a mess,â&#x20AC;? said his wife, Cathy Henderson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had separation anxiety, but Ron took care of me.â&#x20AC;? Cathy credits Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirituality and approach to life as the strength he needed to deal with the diagnosis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ron started every day with a cup of tea and his Bible,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When he was diagnosed, he chose quality of life over chemotherapy,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He wanted to enjoy the time we had left.â&#x20AC;? The last several months have been the most taxing of Cathyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. In addition to losing her companion of 15 years, her mother passed away five weeks prior to Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. Seeing the interaction between her mother and husband cemented her belief in her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarkable spirit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mother was sick for a long time before she died,â&#x20AC;? she said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ron was a mentor to her. I could tell Ron helped her with the fear. By the end, she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that fear of dying.â&#x20AC;? Longtime friend Kevin Pocrnich echoed Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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This Dec. 21 photo shows the 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that Kevin Pocrnich and many others in the community worked to restore for Cathy Hendersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late husband, Ron Henderson, in Effingham. Henderson, who was diagnosed with melanoma a year ago, died a few weeks ago, just days before the car was complete. connection with others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ron just had a way about him,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He would do anything for anyone.â&#x20AC;? When Ron was diagnosed with the terminal illness, the two sat down to decide how he would spend his remaining time â&#x20AC;&#x153;I asked him if he wanted to travel the world,â&#x20AC;? recalled Pocrnich. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I want to get that Monte going.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? About four months before his death, the friends pulled the car out of storage and began to disassemble it. Ron, who was from Greenup, commuted to his job at General Electric in Mattoon more than 20 years ago in the vehicle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The car needed everything,â&#x20AC;? said Pocrnich. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was in really bad shape.â&#x20AC;? Once they tore into the vehicle and began replacing various rust spots, friends and family started lending a hand. As word spread, local businesses and people within the

community began donating toward the project as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a lot of great people that got involved in the project,â&#x20AC;? said Pocrnich. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ron, my buddies and I started working on it in the morning and kept at it until midnight.â&#x20AC;? The 67-year-oldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, however, continued to deteriorate. Although he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to see the completed renovation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he died two days before â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he was able to sit in the car and hear it run. Pocrnich spent the morning of Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funeral fulfilling a promise to his friend. He put the last pieces of chrome on the vehicle and got a frontend alignment. He then loaded the car on a trailer and brought it to the visitation and funeral. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ron had a lot of people at his visitation,â&#x20AC;? said Pocrnich. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody loved seeing the car.â&#x20AC;? Coincidentally, after

Ron and Cathy met, it was over her 1970s model Chevy Monte Carlo that the two bonded. ButCathy doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan on keeping the newly renovated vehicle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He wanted me to have the car,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a beautiful car, and I love what these guys have done, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it without Ron.â&#x20AC;? Cathy said Ron gave her his blessing to sell the car and donate the proceeds to St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital for cancer research. Pocrnich estimates the Monte Carlo will bring $15,000 at an auction they are planning. No date has been set for the auction yet. The Super Sport Chevy features a 454-cubicinch motor and new top, paint, bodywork, interior, sound system, tires and rims, new front-end parts and much more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all want the money to go to charity in Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory,â&#x20AC;? said Pocrnich.

OREGON PARK DISTRICT

Survey will determine use of wooded land Area was donated and will be kept as natural as possible BY VINDE WELLS vwells@shawnews.com Shaw News Service

OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oregon Park District officials wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make plans for newly acquired property along the Rock River near Daysville until results of an archeological survey are in. Executive Director Erin Folk said this week that the survey is among requirements set by the

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The survey results, she said, will determine what can be done on the 10 wooded acres recently donated to the park district by Craig and Bette Williams. The area will be kept as natural as possible, Folk said, to preserve the native plants, trees, and wildlife in the area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping to preserve the land and make it a natural space rather than a developed park,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very fortunate to have this piece of property. We

donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anything like it.â&#x20AC;? Preliminary plans calls for walking trails, a fishing pier, and possibly a canoe launch. Park district officials have known they were required by the IDNR to replace the 6.3 acres on 10th Street that they sold several years ago to the Rock River Center because that property was originally purchased by the City of Oregon using an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant from the IDNR. The park district sold

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LANARK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shaw Media, owner of Sauk Valley Media, has acquired the weekly Prairie Advocate from owners Lynn and Tom Kocal, the companies announced Thursday. Tom Kocal, owner and publisher of the Prairie Advocate for the past 38 years, will continue as editor of the publication. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Prairie Advocate has been a very successful publication in northwestern Illinois for many years, and it fits into Sauk Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footprint perfectly,â&#x20AC;? said Trevis Mayfield, publisher at Sauk Valley and vice president of Shaw Media. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our intention is to build on the foundation that the Kocals and their employees have built.â&#x20AC;? Tom Shaw, CEO of Shaw Media, said his company was â&#x20AC;&#x153;pleased to bring the Prairie Advocate into our growing portfolio of familyowned, communityfocused publications.â&#x20AC;? The two companies have had a good relationship for many years, Mayfield said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had a longstanding, positive relationship with the Prairie Advocate and its ownership,â&#x20AC;? Mayfield said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Advocate has been a commercial printing customer of SVM for years, so we were very familiar with their business. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m confident this transaction will be good for the markets we serve and the employees of the combined operations.â&#x20AC;? Kocal said he had enjoyed serving the communities in the Advocateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coverage area in the past, but is also looking forward to the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From our family to yours, we thank you for blessing us with your support and friendship,â&#x20AC;? Kocal wrote in his last column as owner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The year 2014 will unquestionably bring about many changes in all of our lives, but it also marks a new beginning for the Prairie Advocate.â&#x20AC;? Shaw Media, which has been owned by the Shaw family since it was founded in 1851, operates properties in suburban Chicago, northern Illinois, and Iowa.

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of rural interstates under its jurisdiction is now 70 MPH!BOUTPERCENT of the Illinois Tollwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 286-mile system is now 70 mph.

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Interstate speed limit stays same in some regions Sen. Oberweis disappointed by IDOT ruling

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ith the arrival of a new year, a number of new laws took effect in Illinois. Perhaps the biggest is that speaking on your cellphone while driving a vehicle is now illegal unless you use a handsfree device. Fines for being cited for using a hand-held cellphone while driving range from $75 to $150. You probably are aware of other new laws that received a lot of exposure when they were approved, including the legalization of medical marijuana. Patients suffering from certain diseases can now use marijuana as treatment with a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permission. Other laws that took effect Wednesday: Cigarette butts are now considered litter, and disposing of them by flicking them aside could get you a $50 fine. The government, taking parenting away from parents, made it illegal for anyone under

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even Gov. Pat Quinn, have talked about tryThink what you will of Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new laws for ing to replace Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2014. While approving them, the Legislature flat tax with a graduated income tax, where highfailed to address crucial issues that er-income earners pay a higher rate. Any change have festered far too long. would require amending the Illinois Constitution. 18 to use indoor tanning Those videos can be Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; business shared with police. equipment. climate needs help. BusiThe new pet lemon It is now illegal ness-by-business incenlaw mandates a refund, to wantonly waste or tive deals are bad for replacement, or reimdestroy usable meat Illinois and are unfair to bursement for veterinary from game animals. other businesses, particucosts from the seller if Schools are no lonlarly small businesses. you buy a pet with an ger allowed to ask for The Local Governundisclosed illness. or demand a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ment Consolidation You still canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speed social networking passCommission is expected through construction word without cause. to release its report soon zones, but if you do and Public school sexon consolidating govworkers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t present, education courses your fine wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be as offered to sixth- through ernment. We hope the high. 12th-graders must cover commission offers substantial and meaningful Speaking of speed, abstinence and contraways to eliminate needsome interstate speed ception. less levels of government limits increased to 70 Think what you will of mph. Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new laws. While in Illinois, and that the 17-year-olds will be approving them, the Leg- General Assembly takes allowed to vote in a priislature failed to address appropriate action. Illinoisans would be mary election if they will festering issues. turn 18 before the genIllinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;temporaryâ&#x20AC;? better served if lawmakers spent less time eral election. income-tax increase debating tanning beds School buses are is due to expire Jan. 1, and more time dealing now allowed to have 2015. With the state still with sound budgets, fair video cameras on board in dire financial straits, to record motorists who what will lawmakers do? taxation, and efficient pass buses illegally. Some legislators, and government.

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DNR officer â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;trigger happyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; regarding deer BOB WOLF Rock Falls

I would like to react to the Department of Natural Resources officer shooting the deer. Obviously, the DNR is trigger happy. The deer was hurt and needed some aid. Mr. Knight, I applaud you for what you did. There may be an overabundance of deer, but we need to stop shooting every time an animal is hurt or is in a wrong area. This is the second of two times the DNR has been trigger happy in one month. Mr. Knight had gotten the deer to come to him, and probably felt safe doing that. As the story

What do you think? Let us know. Write your own letter to the editor and send it to: letters@saukvalley. com goes on, the deer was shot in front of a church. Are these people insane or crazy? I believe the deer had a good chance to live if the DNR would have taken it to the park district, because I know they help animals that have been injured. That deer was probably looking for food or shelter. Mr. Knight did his best to keep the deer from being hit by a car. I believe the deer was not sick. I think the DNR should be retrained before shooting an innocent animal. That deer was somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, brother, etc. Mr. DNR,

it had relatives like you have. What you did was take that deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life away from its family. Bottom line, the DNR needs to put its guns back on the rack and use a different approach.

Facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decorations are a must-see JOSIE ALMASSY Dixon

I was privileged to sing a capella at Heritage Square on Dec. 26. Although I have sung there a few times in the past, I have never been there when all the Christmas decorations are up. I cannot even count how many beautifully decorated trees in various colors they have in all the wings, and in

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every nook, wall, etc. I thought I was the only one who goes â&#x20AC;&#x153;gung-hoâ&#x20AC;? for Christmas. I was seriously mistaken. It was nice to see a manger display at the front. Of all the trees, I think my favorite is the one facing McKinney Street; it was red and gold and quite elegant in its simplicity. Because I did not have a car and arrived there 2 hours early, I was glad to have spent time talking to some of the residents, walking all around the facility, admiring all the trimmings, and appreciating all the time and talent to make it happen. I hope you will take the time to see them. Hats off to Bonnie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell and her staff for running a great facility, a nice home, a wonderful place to live â&#x20AC;&#x153;when the time comes.â&#x20AC;?

Motorists would be wise to double-check the posted limit on Illinois interstates even after a new law, effective Jan. 1, raised the speed on many of them to 70 miles per hour. It turns out the speed limit hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gone up on some stretches of downstate interstate highways, including a portion of Interstate 55 around Springfield. Beginning Wednesday, a new law took effect that increases the speed limit on interstate highways from 65 mph to 70. The new law gave the heavily populated counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Will, Madison, and St. Clair the ability to opt out of the higher limits. The law also gave the Illinois Department of Transportation latitude to set a lower limit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under the law that we passed, IDOT does have the right to set a lower speed limit if they have a study that indicates 70 is too fast,â&#x20AC;? said Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, principal sponsor of the bill. IDOT determined that lower speed limits should remain in place for most of the Chicago metropolitan area, the Metro East area, and areas around Springfield, Effingham, Mount Vernon, and The [70 Peoria. mph] law â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am disappointed also gave that IDOT [IDOT] has taken latitude the posito set a tion that lower they have, because I limit. believe it Doug is clearly Finke more dangerous for drivers to follow the law at the lower speed than to travel at the rate most of the traffic is traveling,â&#x20AC;? Oberweis said.

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HE SAID TRAFFIC IS already traveling in excess of 65 mph in those locations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All you have to do is drive there and they are traveling 70 to 75 mph,â&#x20AC;? he said. IDOT spokeswoman Paris Ervin said that after the 70-mph speed limit law was approved, the department began traffic engineering studies to determine safe speed limits based on roadway and traffic conditions. Based on those studies, some downstate interstate highways continue to have lower speed limits, including through central Peoria and I-55 from north of Springfield to south of the city. That stretch of highway is considered dangerous

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A public discussion in which only one side is presented or heard is no discussion at all.â&#x20AC;? Owen M. Fiss, law professor, Yale University, 1997

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because of the volume of traffic and on-off ramps, such as at Stevenson Drive, that are considered too short. The latest IDOT road plan includes money to begin planning to widen that stretch of highway to six lanes instead of four and to reconfigure access ramps. The interstate has six lanes both north and south of Springfield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;SpringState Sen. is Jim Oberweis f i e l d a m o n g R-Sugar other areas Grove around the â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe it is state posted clearly more less than 70 dangerous for drivers to mph,â&#x20AC;? Ervin follow the law said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These at the lower are speed than to a r e a s posted less travel at the rate most of than 70 mph the traffic is as a result traveling.â&#x20AC;? of the traffic engineering studies or include highways which will be restudied upon completion of major construction activities.â&#x20AC;? The Mid-West Truckers Association didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a stand on whether interstate speed limits should be increased, only that speeds be kept the same for both cars and trucks. However, Don Schaefer, association executive vice president, said that drivers probably donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t oppose the slower speeds in some areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think a lot of professional drivers would tell you they need to be there,â&#x20AC;? Schaefer said. He said in downstate areas where IDOT has set lower limits, two or more interstate highways meet, and there is a large volume of traffic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re carrying a lot of traffic for a short distance,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see them raising the speed limit around Springfield, especially. Not from our standpoint.â&#x20AC;? OBERWEIS SAID HE still thinks it is better to raise the speed limits to reflect what motorists are already doing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to meet with [IDOT] and trying to get them to be more reasonable and cooperative,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you follow [the speed limit] and take a greater risk of causing an accident, or break the law and move at the speed traffic is moving?â&#x20AC;? Oberweis said that if he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reach an agreement with IDOT, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we will absolutely be coming back to the Legislature.â&#x20AC;?

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If you go ... What: Museum of Science and Industry Where: 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Christmas Around the World and Holiday of Lights closes Sunday. Cost: $18 for adults, $17 for those 65 and older, and $11 for children 3 to 11, basic admission. Packages are available. Parking is $20. Information: Visit www. msichicago.org or call 773684-1414.

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tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over. Many have put their Christmas trees and holiday decorations away. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to a new year of bright beginnings. However, there are some who want one last look at those decorations before moving fully into winter. The Museum of Science and Industry just happens to have a supply of holiday spirit open through Sunday. Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light is in its 72nd year. It starts with the 45-foot grand tree in the rotunda and encompasses more than 50 trees on the main floor. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all decorated, drawing upon the variety of cultures combined in the city of Chicago. The Kenyan tree, for example, has carved wooden African animals and masks. There are maize harvest scenes and beaded ornaments representing the outfits of the Maasai people. The Puerto Rican tree touches on music, and the Danish tree has woven baskets for decorations. Here are some other trees to

museum is there to offer a full day of learning and entertainment. One special stop is Colleen Mooreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fairy Castle. Right now, this 80-year-old display is undergoing a conservation effort. Visitors will be able to see the work in progress through February. The restorers will be working Tuesday through Saturday. Even better, the visitors will be able to see each room of the castle from all sides. It consists of 200 pieces. And the tiny objects that decorate the castle can be viewed closer than before. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much to see at the museum, from large trees to tiny books. Just pick a place to start and forget about winter.

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The Kenyan tree from last year gets finishing touches for Christmas Around The World and Holidays of Lights at Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit is open through Jan. 5. appreciate: Ukrainian, with spider web ornaments; Native American, with dream catchers; origami for Japan; a German tree with a pickle ornament; neighboring Canada, with maple leaves, moose and geese; and a Scottish tree showing off its tartans. Holidays of Light, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite

as old as the trees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in its 18th year. Holidays represented are Diwali, a Hindu festival; Ramadan, celebrated by Muslims; Kwanzaa, celebrated by African Americans; the Chinese New Year; Visakha Puja Day, Buddhist; the Jewish holiday Hanukkah; and St. Lucia Day from Sweden.

In December, entertainment was part of the display. Visitors might want to make a note to drop in earlier next year to see the variety of entertainment that has been scheduled. Even though the exhibit is almost closed, the sparkling woods havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lost any of their beauty, and the rest of the

Tight lips can keep tongues Rowling not thrilled by reveal from wagging in the office BOOKS

Dear Abby, I am a 27-year-old mom who has always been overweight. I have tried all sorts of diets and programs, and have lost a few pounds and then gained it all back and more. My boss has offered to pay for me to have weight loss surgery. It is something I have always wanted, but could never afford. My boss told me she knows the struggle I have had and the frustration I have experienced. My family is behind me and supports my decision to have it done. My concern is that once others in my office learn it was paid for by the boss, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be treated differently. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned about possible catty comments. They are gossips, and I hate being the center of attention in situations like that. The truth is bound to come out, so how can I comment on the gift Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been given? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; So Grateful in Texas Dear So Grateful, You have a generous and empathetic boss who obviously cares about you. Unless one of you reveals that she paid for your surgery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the truthâ&#x20AC;? is not bound to come out. How your operation is paid for is nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business.

dearABBY Abigail Van Burenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Jeanne Phillips) column appears during the week through Universal Press Syndicate.

Dear Abby, My father recently told me his girlfriend is pregnant with twins. She is in her 40s and he is in his 50s. She already has two kids who are quite a handful. They both have low-paying jobs and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they can handle two more children. My father now is asking me to move in with him to help out. Because of their financial state and their ages, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid this is a huge risk. If I tell him what my concerns are, I am sure heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m heartless and stop talking to me. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to do. Dad might not even be around to see those kids graduate from high school. What can I do? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Troubled Son in Colorado Dear Troubled Son, Unless youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re willing to give up your freedom I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recommend doing what your father is pro-

posing. He should not expect you to assume child care or financial responsibility because his birth control method failed. That privilege rightfully belongs to him and his girlfriend. Tell your father you sympathize with his dilemma, but the answer is no. Dear Abby, I read your column on the nights that I work, and I was wondering if you have had days when you just wanted to tell someone who has written to you to â&#x20AC;&#x153;suck it up and deal with it.â&#x20AC;? I am generally a nice person and would help the most helpless cases as best I could, but I know that I have days when I have been snarky. I was wondering how you deal with those days. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Feeling Snarky Tonight in Vermont Dear Feeling Snarky, I write my column from an office away from my home. Because of that, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easier to leave distractions (or â&#x20AC;&#x153;problemsâ&#x20AC;?) on the other side of the door when I enter. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here to help people, not to make anyone feel worse. If for some reason I felt I was unable to do that, I would either go for a long walk or postpone writing for another day.

LONDON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A lawyer who let slip J.K. Rowlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secret thrillerwriter identity has been fined 1,000 pounds ($1,645) for breaching client confidentiality rules. Chris Gossage of London law firm Russells Solicitors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which represents Rowling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; told a friend of his wife that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harry Potterâ&#x20AC;? creator was author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The

Cuckooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Calling,â&#x20AC;? published last year under the name Robert J.K. Galbraith. Rowling The friend tweeted the information, and it was followed up by the Sunday Times. The law firm apologized and paid dam-

ages to Rowling for the leak. The Solicitors Regulation Authority says it issued Gossage with a written rebuke for disclosing confidential information about a client to a third party. The ruling was dated Nov. 26 but published this week. Sales of the thriller rocketed after Rowling was outed as its author.

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Previous seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finale drew 8.2M viewers in U.S. NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; As it returns for its muchawaited fourth season, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downton Abbeyâ&#x20AC;? remains a saga about elegance, tradition and gentility â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the pressures of preserving them. On the premiere, airing Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on PBS, Lady Mary Crawley has buckled under the weight of widowhood six months after her husband, Matthew, perished in a car crash. Inconsolable at the start of the episode, Mary (played by Michelle Dockery) dismisses their infant son as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a poor little orphan.â&#x20AC;? Her father, Lord Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), wrestles with business pressures: the death of Matthew and the absence of a will have thrown the Downton manor, already financially fragile, into further crisis. Meanwhile, the modern world of 1922 bears down on the Downton hidebound. Just consider the encroachment of an electric mixer, the newest threat to the culinary status quo over which Mrs. Patmore reigns in the kitchen. Even so, Mrs. Patmore remains squat, highstrung yet unbending under the pressures of

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This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downton Abbey.â&#x20AC;? keeping the Downton nobility well-fed. In a recent interview, Lesley Nicol, who plays her, recalls filming the seriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; original episode with Mrs. Patmore â&#x20AC;&#x153;shouting at everybody and being horrible. As an actor you go, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Is she just a plain, nasty piece of work?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? But Nicol says she was set straight by the seriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; historical adviser, who reminded her that the character is â&#x20AC;&#x153;solely responsible for the food in that house. If you go to dinner at Downton, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to be the best youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had. Sometimes people are harsh because they need things to be right.â&#x20AC;?

That was a key ingredient for playing Mrs. Patmore, but the recipe keeps the pressure on Nicol to look authentic doing it, because â&#x20AC;&#x153;viewers are looking for mistakes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they are!â&#x20AC;? With a lifetime of credits that include the musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mamma Mia!â&#x20AC;? and the films â&#x20AC;&#x153;East Is Eastâ&#x20AC;? and its sequel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Is West,â&#x20AC;? Nicol must rely on her acting chops to be convincing as a cook, because (she readily confesses) she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t one in real life: While her husband likes to throw dinner parties, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m front-of-the-house,â&#x20AC;? she explains with a laugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do the talking and the pouring of the drinks.â&#x20AC;?

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest problems, a new poll finds. Half say Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s system of democracy needs either â&#x20AC;&#x153;a lot of changesâ&#x20AC;? or a complete overhaul, according to the poll conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 1 in 20 says it works well and needs no changes. Americans, who have a reputation for optimism, have a sharply pessimistic take on their government after years of disappointment in Washington. The percentage of Americans saying the nation is heading in the right direction hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t topped 50 in about a decade. In the new poll, 70 percent lack confidence in the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability â&#x20AC;&#x153;to make progress on the important problems and issues facing the country in 2014.â&#x20AC;? The poll comes about two months after partisan gridlock prompted the

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first government shutdown in 17 years. People feel somewhat better about their personal lives. Most have at least some confidence that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to handle their own problems in the coming year. A narrow majority say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do a better job running the country than todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaders in Washington. Local and state governments inspire more faith than the federal government, according to the poll, with 45 percent at least moderately confident in their state government and 54 percent expressing that much confidence in their local government. When asked to name up to 10 world or national problems they would â&#x20AC;&#x153;like the government to be working onâ&#x20AC;? in 2014, Americans chiefly cite issues that have dominated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and often flummoxed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the White House and Congress for five years. Health care reform topped the list. It is likely, however, that those naming the issue include both opponents and supporters of President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweeping health care overhaul. Jobs and the economy were next, followed by the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debt and deficit spending.

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ADVENTIST SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH,416ProspectSt.,Dixon. Saturday Service 10 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Trudy Dunn. APOSTOLIC APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY, 2609 Pine St., Rock Falls. Spanish Spoken, Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday Worship Service Noon. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.. Pastor: Martin Garcia 590-7897. ASAMBLEA APOSTOLICA, 2609 Pine St., Rock Falls. Se habla espaĂąol. Escuela Dominical 10 a.m., Servico de Alabanza y Adoraciòn Domingo 12 p.m., MiĂŠrcoles Estudio BĂŹblico 6 p.m. Pastor: Martin Garcia 590-7897. ASSEMBLIES OF GOD BETHESEDA TEMPLE, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071. Phone 535-0423. Pastor Lucio Esquivel. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Childrens Church. All services in Spanish & English. ROCK RIVER CHRISTIAN CENTER, 1800 Prophetstown Road, Rock Falls. Phone 815-625-4371. Rev. Brian Vickers, Pastor, Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and Celebration of Praise 6 p.m. School of the Bible, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Family Night, Prayer and Bible Study, Crossroads Youth Ministry Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; Missionnettes and Royal Rangers. NEW LIFE IN CHRIST, 1101 1st Ave., Sterling, Pastor William Cherry, Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday nite 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer/Bible Study & Youth Group. Nursery provided for DOO VHUYLFHV &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH  BAPTIST BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH, 1119 10th Ave., Rock Falls, Pastor Roger &DUOVRQ 3DUVRQDJH DQG RIĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH 625-7179, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday Dynamite Kids Club 6:00 p.m. Nursery provided for all services. Transportation Available. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. www.bbcrf.com COMO BAPTIST CHURCH, 25059 Como Road. Pastor Larry Jones. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service,  SP $IĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG ZLWK 6RXWKHUQ %DStist Convention. Phone 625-8492. COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 35021 Illinois Route 40, Milledgeville, Pastor J. Kregg Farmer, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Afternoon Service 1:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening Prayer and Bible Study 7:00 p.m., Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classes during Sunday School, Morning Worship and Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study. Nursery provided for all services. Church phone 225-7150. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA (Como Baptist Church), Sun. 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Wed., Prayer Service 6:30 p.m., all services in Spanish, Meet in the lower level of Como Baptist. EMMANUEL BAPTIST, 1904 18th Ave., Sterling. Pastor Michael Freeman. Sunday Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m., nursery provided. Wednesday Prayer MeetLQJ  SP $IĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG ZLWK 6RXWKHUQ Baptist Convention. Phone 625-0351. FAITH BAPTIST, Pastor Bryan Bice, 2005 Freeport Road. Sunday: Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Service 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday: Youth Club 6:30 p.m., Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.. Nursery provided for all services. Church phone 625-7690. www.faithbaptiststerling.com FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1706 6th Ave., Sterling, Rev. John Kermott. Morning worship 10:10 a.m.; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Crib room and nursery provided. Call for info: Church ofĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH  SDUVRQDJH SKRQH 625-1004. Van transportation, air conditioning, easy access for handicapped. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 Maple Ave., Morrison, IL. Pastor Dick Adams 815-772-2696 home 815772-3181; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service; Wednesday nights 7:00 p.m. Bible Study. EAGLE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH, 1026 Third Avenue, Fulton. 589-3443 (church). Michael McCloud, Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Service, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; Nursery provided for all services. General Association of ReguODU %DSWLVW &KXUFKHV DIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG FKXUFK NEW HOPE BAPTIST, 902 W. 12th St., Rock Falls. Jon Sedwick, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Phone: 625-6696. Celebrate Recovery 0RQ QLJKWV DW SP  $IĂ&#x20AC;Oiated with Southern Baptist Convention. MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH, 1313 Woodburn Ave., Sterling, 6256473. Ronald G. Alexander, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Prayer Service & Bible Study Wed., 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; Youth Fellowship Hour Mon. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH, 2103 Walter Street, Rock Falls (Yeowardville). Rev. Calvin J. Reynolds, pastor. Sunday School (for all ages) 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:40 a.m. (nursery provided) Sunday evening worship service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meetLQJ  SP 3KRQH  $IĂ&#x20AC;OLated with Southern Baptist Convention. PRIMIRA IGLESIA BAUTISTIC GETHSEMANE HISPANA 1014 W. 7th St., Sterling. Sunday School 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m.; Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Servicio de Orasion y Estudio at 6:30. TAMPICO BAPTIST CHURCH, Tampico, Sunday School (for all ages), 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study and Prayer, 6:30 p.m. HARVEST TIME BIBLE CHURCH, 1802 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls. Phone 626-1234. Pastor Dalmus Meeks, Assistant Pastor, Jason Borton. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pastor Myles Kukowski, Baptist Doctrine, Bruce Davis, Minister of Music. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Services, 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.; High School Youth, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Services, 6:45 p.m.; Awanas 6:30 p.m. Jr. High Youth 6:30 p.m. Nursery always provided. LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH 2002 9th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071 Phone 815-579-1209 Pastor Tommy McMurtry. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. tommymcmurtry.libertybc@gmail.com TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 403 6th Ave. North, Lyndon, Illinois. Pastor Alan Jahn. Ph.#(563)2420307 www.trinitybaptistchapel.com Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m., Youth Program 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. BRETHREN MILLEDGEVILLE BRETHREN CHURCH, 521 N. Main Ave., Milledgeville.PastorJimBlack.Fellowship8:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth Activities & Evening services announced. 815-225-7814. UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST, 210 East Grove Street, Coleta. Wilmer (Bill) Houch, Pastor. Sunday Worship Celebration 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship 10:30 a.m. For information, call 336-2339. BRETHREN IN CHRIST TheBridge@Beans,121E.3rdSt.,Sterling. 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastors, Rita Wolf and Bruce Johnson. Phone 815-441-0779 CATHOLIC SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, 2224 Ave., J, Sterling. Masses; Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 and 11 a.m.; Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday 4:30-5 p.m. Rev. Bruce Ludeke, Parochial Administrator. ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC, 708 10th Ave., Rock Falls, Saturday confessions 4:00 p.m. Saturday evening Mass: 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Mass: 7:15 & 9:00 a.m.; Daily Mass: Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 a.m.; (Wednesday during school year 8:30 a.m.; Friday 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m. Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Dzielak. Rectory phone: 625-4508. ST. MARYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC, corner of Ave. B and W. 6th St., Sterling. Saturday, 5 p.m.; (Masses of Anticipation); Sunday Masses, 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. in Spanish. Rev. James Keenan, Pastor; Fr. Adalberto Sanchaz Parochial Vicar. ST. MARYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC, 105 Benton Street, Tampico, Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Dzielak, Parochial Administrator. Sunday Mass 10:45 a.m., Wednesday night 5 p.m. Confessions follow Mass. Friday morning 8 a.m. Phone 438-5425 CHRISTIAN-CHURCH OF CHRIST YORKTOWNCHURCHOFCHRIST, rural Tampico. Sunday service - 9 a.m. worship. For more information call Joseph Rosenski at (815)537-5371. Everyone is welcome! TAMPICO CHURCH OF CHRIST, 201 S. Fermont St., Tampico. Sunday school 9:00 a.m.; Sun Worship Service, 10:00 a.m.; Phone 815-438-6805. MORRISON CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 201 S. Genesee St., Morrison, IL 61270. Phone (815) 772-4928 Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday; Sunday School 10:30; Call for Ladies Bible Study COMMUNITY COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Corner of Reno Rd. and Candlelight Dr., Worship 9:30 a.m. Pastor Kimberly Crump, Phone 815-625-6144. WALNUT COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH, 125 Jackson, Walnut. Eldon Cook, Pastor, Nathan Richey, Associate Pastor; 9:00 a.m. Sunday Church Service; 10:30 a.m. Breakout Bible sessions. Phone 815-379-2645. CONGREGATIONAL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 905 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls.; Pastor Al Campbell; Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.; Holy &RPPXQLRQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW 6XQGD\ RI WKH PRQWK No steps or stairs for handicapped for worship. Church phone: 625-3314.

Getting Along Despite Differences of Opinion

Sometimes the best way to overcome our differences is to not address them directly. Having a conversation does not have to have a point, and certainly doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require that we get the other side to agree. Even if we end up disagreeing on some important point or points, we can usually agree to disagree in a more agreeable way if everybody feels like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been heard. If we came together to discuss theology and we have serious differences of opinion we will probably not have a very civil conversation. But, if we come together to just converse with each other about whatever might come up and can be civil in our general conversations, we are more likely to have civil conversations about the theological matters which we might disagree about. Another very important thing to facilitate civil conversations is to try to meet our interlocutor on the basis of their individuality rather than pigeonholing them into some category. When liberals categorize their interlocutors as â&#x20AC;&#x153;evangelical Christians,â&#x20AC;? for instance, they are likely to overlook the huge differences possible among individuals who consider themselves evangelical Christians. Forcing people to agree with you is a kind of violation of their God-given right to come to their own conclusions.We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need for there to be complete consensus on most of the moral, religious or political issues which we disagree about, but we do need for us to be able to live together despite those disagreements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.â&#x20AC;? R.S.V. Matthew 5:48

THE BIG RED CHURCH First Congregational 311 Second Ave., Sterling. Pastor Jeff Coester; Church School, 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Coffee Fellowship to follow worship service. Tuesday nights Prayer Warriors 6:00 p.m.; Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Church 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH  7KH FKXUFK LV accessible to people with disabilities. DISCIPLES OF CHRIST FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 506 5th Ave., Rock Falls. Rick Morris, Pastor. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Phone 815-626-2271. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3400 N. 6th Ave., Sterling, Rev. Courtney Montgomery Chandler. Saturday Evening Service 5:05 p.m. Sunday School, all ages 9 a.m.; Worship service 10:15 a.m.; Families Welcome. Nursery provided. Handicapped accessible. Phone 625-6851. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, New Bedford, Pastor David Beebe. Sunday: 9 a.m., Sunday School; 10:00 a.m., Worship. Christian Children Fellowship *URXS RQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW :HGQHVGD\ DW  SP Youth Group on third Sunday at 6:00 SP $GXOW )HOORZVKLS *URXS RQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, and CWF on fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 445-4663 Pastor 626-2668 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF WALNUT, 109 Red Oak Road, Walnut, IL. Pastor Brian L. Moore. Sunday Morning Worship 9:30; Sunday School for all ages 10:45 a.m. Youth Group Meeting 6:00 p.m.; Wednesdays Adult %LEO\ 6WXG\  SP &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH phone 815-379-2093. Church Kitchen phone 379-2083. Email: walnutĂ&#x20AC;UVWFKULVWDLQ#\DKRRFRP $OVR RQ )Dcebook (FirstChristianChurchWalnutIl) EPISCOPAL GRACE EPISCOPAL, 707 1st Ave., Sterling, 815-625-0442. Reverend Peg Williams, Rector. 9:00a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist. Wednesdays spoken Holy Eucharist Noon, Bible study and soup supper at 5:30. Every Third Friday at 5:30 Younger adults gathering. Pastoral care, confession and reconciliation by appt. gracechurchstg.org CHURCH OF SAINT ANNE (Episcopal), 401 North Cherry Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270-2602 (815) 772-2818. The Reverend Gary E. A. Lawler, Rector. Schedule of Masses and Services: Sunday: 7:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist (Low Mass); 8:30 a.m., Morning Prayer; 9:00 a.m., Sunday School and Bible Study; 10:00 a.m., Sung Holy Eucharist (High Mass); 11:15 a.m., Coffee and Fellowship. Weekdays: Morning prayer, Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m.; Masses - Wednesday and All Prayerbook Holy Days, 6:20 p.m.; Friday, 12:15 p.m.; Evening Prayer - precedes all evening masses, 6:00 p.m.; $ QRRQ RIĂ&#x20AC;FH SUHFHGHV WKH  PDVV on Fridays. Confession & Reconciliation, Saturdays 3:00-5:00 p.m. or any time by appointment. Vespers with a Service of Light, Saturday, 5:00 p.m. EVANGELICAL ERIE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 1409 16th Avenue, Erie, Illinois 61250. 309-659-7125. Pastor Ron Eckberg. Sunday: Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Celebration Service, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Awana (K-6) 6:30 p.m. (Church Location); Junior High (7-8) 6:30 p.m. ; (Erie Middle School); Senior High (9-12) 7:30 p.m. (Erie Middle School). www.info@erieefree.org FOURSQUARE FOURSQUARE CHURCH, 1501 11th Ave., Rock Falls, Floyd Osborn, pastor. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m. Crusaders, 6 p.m. Evening Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday Mid-Week Service, 7:30 p.m. nursery facilities available. Phone: 625-5040. JEWISH TEMPLE SHOLOM, 510 E. 10th St., Sterling. Call for time and date of services. Temple phone:625-2599. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTER DAY SAINTS THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 2709 16th Ave., Sterling. William Stocks, Bishop; Sacrament Meeting 9:30-10:40 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:45-11:25 a.m.; Priesthood, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Relief society and Young Women, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. LUTHERAN FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF JORDAN (ELCA) Sterling, 6 miles north on Rt. 40. Pastor Kathleen Burkheimer. Phone 225-7410. Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Church 6255407. The church building is air conditioned, and handicap accessible. FIRST LUTHERAN (ELCA), 300 West Third Street, Prophetstown, Rev. Greg Olson, pastor. Worship, 9:00 a.m. Education hour, 10:15 a.m. September through May. Our building is handicap accessible. Phone 537-2758. OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN (LCMS), 21496 Hazel Rd., Sterling, Rev. Donald Matthiessen, Pastor. Worship, 9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Morrison phone: 772-4345. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, (LCMS) Dixon Ave., at Martin Road,

Rock Falls, Rev. Daniel Behmlander, pastor. Worship Service, 9:00 a.m. Handicap accessible. Air Conditioned. Sunday School and Bible Class  DP &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH  IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (ELCA), corner of 8th Ave. and W. 5th, Rock Falls. Henrietta J. Milner, Pastor; Worship: Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Sept. thru May; Thursday evenings 6:30. Elevator and facilities for disabled persons. Air ConGLWLRQHG &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH  ST. JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (ELCA), 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Rev. Mark Oehlert. Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School immediately following worship. Alternative Worship Wed. 6:15 p.m. Facilities air conditioned and equipped for the handicapped, including elevator. &KXUFK 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH  EHtween 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH, (LCMS) LeFevre Rd. and Ave. F, Sterling. Phone: 625-2284. Rev. Patrick Pinion. Sunday Worship Services at 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School and Bible classes at 10:15 a.m.; 9 a.m. broadcast live on WLLT, 107.7 FM on Sunday. Handicap accessible w/use of elevator. Air Conditioned. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (ELCA), 1701 16th Ave., Sterling; Brandon Nelson, Pastor. Gerad VonHolten, Youth Director. Sunday Morning: Worship Time 9:00 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship following worship. Nursery provided; handicap accessible; air conditioned. Phone 625-3069. HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 404 E. North St., Rte. 92, Walnut, IL; Rev. David Menet, Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 A.M.; Sunday School and Adult Bible Class 10:00 A.M. Phone 815-379-2839. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA), Rt. 40 & Stover Ave., Milledgeville. Pastor Kathleen Burkheimer. SeptemberMay 9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum; All year 10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship; Handicap accessible; Air conditioned. Phone: 225-7410. NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMC Congregation), 702 W. Lynn Blvd. Sterling, IL. Air conditioned. Pastor Bill Sullivan, Sunday Traditional Service 8:30 a.m. ContempoUDU\ 6HUYLFH  DP &KXUFK 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH Phone 499-6552. nursery provided Sat. night service 6:00pm. www.nllutheran.com Handicapped Accessible. MENNONITE COMMUNITY MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP, meeting site at Sterling YWCA, 412 First Ave., Sterling, IL. Pastor Dan Rusmisel. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m followed by Study Time 11:15 a.m. Phone: 815-2383421; Email: d_rusmiselle@yahoo. com. For more information see website: Community-Mennonite.org SCIENCE RIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH, 1702 East 37th St., Sterling. Arnold Owens, Pastor. Sunday morning Church Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday School 10:55 a.m. Phone 626-0538. METHODIST EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST, 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling, IL 61081. David Jungniekel, Pastor. Fellowship 9:00; Sunday School 9:30; Worship 10:45. Handicap accessible and air conditioned. Phone: 815-626-0104. Web address: www.EastJordanUMC.org FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 501 Broadway Ave., Sterling; Rev. Paul Judd, pastor. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Elevator available. Air conditioning. Handicap accessible. Telephones: Church 815-625-0244 (fax-815-564-0302); Annex, 815626-1734; Loaves & Fishes breakfast, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m., FISH Pantry, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m., 815-626-1734. E-mail: DGPLQ#VWHUOLQJĂ&#x20AC;UVWXPFRUJ ROCK FALLS UNITED METHODIST, 210 4th Ave., Rock Falls, Richard Fassig, pastor; Julie Carrion, Youth Director. Worship Service, 9:00 a.m. Nursery provided during worship service. Sunday School resumes September 8th at 10:00am. Youth Group meets 2nd & 4th Sunday at 11:30 a.m.. Air Conditioned, Handicapped Accessible. Church phone: 815-625-0114. www.rockfallsumc.org UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 321 N. Holcomb Ave., Milledgeville, 225-7511. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rosa Yeonshin Lee. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST, 2nd Ave., and E. 10th St., Sterling, Pastor Paul Judd. Sunday morning worship and Camp Sonshine for children in 5th grade and under at 9:00a.m. Fellowship with coffee and snacks at 10:20a.m. Nursery provided during 9:00a.m. worship. Phone 1-815-626-7777. Trinity Food Pantry: call â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Good Neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for voucher at 1-815-625-5111. WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2200 16th Ave., Sterling, Pastor Nancy Weingartner. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Fully handicapped accessible and air-conditioned. Nursery provided. Contact Church 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH IRU TXHVWLRQV 

TAMPICO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, (Two blocks west of Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Welcomes Pastor Leanne Keate. Church phone 815438-6105; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (starting again in Sep); Sunday Church Service 10:30 a.m., Fellowship to follow. Need a ride? Call Terry 815-535-3665. COLETA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 112 North Main St., David Jungnickel, Pastor. Worship Hour: 9:00 a.m.; Fellowship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday School for All ages 10:30 a.m. Fully handicapped acessible and air conditioned. (Rides available, call 336-2226) NAZARENE FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 13th Ave., and 5th St., Sterling. Senior Pastor: Bob Hasselbring 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Worship Service; handicapped accessible; nursery providedatallservices.Phone:625-0864. LOST LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 90 W. Flagg Road, Dixon 815-6264732 (corner of Lowden and Flagg Road). Pastor: Bob Clardie; Sunday School 9 a.m.; Fellowship at 11 a.m.; Sunday Weekly Service 10:00 a.m. OPEN BIBLE FIRST OPEN BIBLE CHURCH, 2105 E. Rt. 30 Rock Falls. Rev. Les Funderberg, Pastor, Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.; Super Church 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Youth Service - Beyond Belief Wed. 7:00 p.m. Phone: 625-1957 or 625-0414. UNITED PENTECOSTAL NEW LIFE TABERNACLE, Located on the Corner of E. 10th St. and Avenue D, Rock Falls. Rev. Carl B. Reese, Pastor. Sunday School and Morning Worship 10 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m. Church/Pastors Phone: 625-2926 PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 410 2nd Ave., A Heart for God in the Heart of Sterling. Pastor Christina Berry: Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. with childcare provided; Fellowship following worship. Christian Education for all ages 11 a.m. Building accessible to the handicapped for more information call 815-625-0452 or visit our Facebook & Become A Fan of )3& ZZZĂ&#x20AC;UVWSUHVE\WHULDQVWHUOLQJRUJ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 100 East Lincolnway, Morrison, Il. Rev. Michael Selburg. Phone 815-772-3510. Sunday School/Choir Rehearsal 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Coffee Hour 11:15 a.m. Monthly Communion. FREE Community Dinner 5:00-6:30 p.m. second and last Thursday of month. REFORMED BETHEL CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1208 3rd Ave., Fulton, IL. Pastor Len Meinema. Sunday services 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday School for children and adults 9 a.m.; Youth group: Every other Sunday at 7:15 p.m.; Early Teen Ministries (ETM): Sunday at 4:30 p.m.; Prayer meeting at church every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. BETHEL REFORMED CHURCH, Pastor Gary DeKoekkoek 23rd St. and 3rd Ave., Sterling. Worship, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:50 - 11:30; Nursery provided. &DOO WKH FKXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH IRU LQIRUmation and other organizations: 626-1816. www.bethelreformed.com SPRING VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH, 10960 Spring Valley Rd., Fulton, Il. 815-772-3554. Pastor Ralph Beidler. Worship 9:30am. Sunday School 11:00am. Outdoor Drive In Worship 7pm Mid May - Mid September. SALVATION ARMY SALVATION ARMY, 409 Ave. F, Sterling, Lt. Cindy Marquis, Corps OfĂ&#x20AC;FHU3DVWRU 6XQGD\ 6FKRRO DP Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00a.m.; Tuesday Night Bible Study: 6:00p.m.; Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry on Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7:00p.m.; Kids Character Building Thursdays: 4:00 p.m.; Music Ministry Thursdays: 5:00 p.m.; Phone: 815-625-1622. Building handicapped accessible. Social Services - MondayFriday 9:00a.m.-Noon, and 1:00p.m.4:30p.m. Food Pantry-Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30p.m-3:30p.m. THE CHURCH OF GOD, INC. THE CHURCH OF GOD INC., La Iglesia de Dios Inc.; 119 W. Second St., Rock Falls, IL 61071 626-8419, y la Pastora Sonia Rico y congregacion te invita a sus servicios de adoracion a Dios, Martes, Miercoles, Viernes, y Sabados 7:00-9:00 p.m. Clases biblica de ninos Sabados 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Transportation disponible. 626-8419. NONDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1902 16th Ave., Sterling. Sunday Morning Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study, 7 p.m. Phone: 625-2251. AMAZING GRACE OF STERLING, 512 Second Avenue, Sterling. Rev. Loren Schlomer, pastor. Saturday evening service 6 p.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m. Midweek service Wednesday 7 p.m. Kids church during Sunday services. 3KRQH  ZZZUHYLYDOĂ&#x20AC;UHVQHW

FRIENDSHIP TEMPLE OF JESUS CHRIST, 902 Oak Ave., Sterling, IL 61081. Pastor: Lonnie Chattic, phone 815-499-1895. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:00 a.m. ABIDING WORD CHURCH, an Associate of RHEMA Bible Church. Corner of 6th Avenue and Lynn Blvd., Sterling. Rev. Scott D. Porter, Sr. Pastor; Saturday Night service 6:00 p.m. Sunday Celebration service 10:00 a.m. Youth Group 7th thru 12th grade, Sunday 10 a.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministry during all services. Phone 626-1827. Fax 626-6065. www.abidingwordchurch.org FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY, 3807 E. 23rd, Sterling, Brian Deseno, pastor. Sunday Services at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday Night services at 7:00 SP +RPH2IĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH  THE LIVING BREAD, 1003 GrisZROG 6WHUOLQJ ´$ 6SLULWĂ&#x20AC;OOHG %LEOH Fellowship,â&#x20AC;? Sunday 10:00 a.m. For youth and other meetings call 626-6941. CITY OF GOD, 530 W. Rt. 30, Rock Falls, an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evangelistic Spirit Filled Ministryâ&#x20AC;?, Larry Harts, Sr., Pastor. Associate Pastor, Marchet Harts. Youth Sundays ages 12-18. Sunday Worship and Praise 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bible Education Nightâ&#x20AC;? 6:45 p.m.; Nursery: birth to 3 yrs.; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry All Services 4 yrs.-11yrs. Phone 815-716-8057; FAX 716-8058 TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1407 Griswold Ave., Sterling. Frank Echebarria, pastor. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Thursday night 7:00; Saturday night 7:00 p.m. Phone 625-9377; Home phone 625-3420. RIVER VALLEY CHURCH, 417 E. 3rd Street, Sterling. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Night Worship Service 6:00 p.m.. Visitors welcome. Phone 626-2577. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, 309 30th Avenue North, Clinton, Iowa. Sunday Services at 10:00 a.m., and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. For more information call 319-242-4972. wwws.geocities.com/unitarianclintonia FIREHOUSE OF GOD MINISTRIES, 306 5th Ave., Sterling. Pastor Brian Tribley. Phone 622-9490. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Community Light Program Free Meal Mon.-Fri. 5-6 p.m. Sat. Noon-1 p.m. SHALOM ASSEMBLY OF YAHWEH, Sabbath Meetings Sat. at 1:30 p.m.; Sabbath School Sat. at 4 p.m.; (815)718-1323. Pastor H.R. Castillo. wwwforhisname.com COWBOY CHURCH ON THE ROCK, at 106 Gaston St., Prairieville, Sunday worship service 10:30 a.m.; Food fellowship every Friday at 6 p.m.; Handicapped accessible - everyone welcome. Contact Richard Vanausdoll 815-718-2128 for more information. THE ROCK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Building Stronger Christians. 609 W. 3rd St., Suite 219, Sterling (Bazaar Americana building). For more information call 815-590-6923, ask for Lori. Sunday Prayer & Praise 9-9:30 a.m.; Bible Study/Worship Service 9:45 a.m.; Life Support 6:30 p.m.; Mon. Youth Group 7-8 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.); Tues. CPR-Constantly Practicing Recovery 7-8 p.m.; Wed. Steps of Life 10-11 a.m.; Bible Study 101 6-7 p.m.; Sat. Open Fellowship 6-10 p.m. CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH MORRISON, Meets Sundays at 10:00a.m. at MIT Auditorium 701 Portland Avenue, Morrison. Kidzlink (Birth-5th grade) During Sunday 6HUYLFH 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH ORFDWLRQ  : 0DLQ 6W Morrison, Phone 815-956-0090, Email morrison@crossroadscn.com Crave Students Ministries 201 W. Market Street, Morrison (Grade 6-12) Wednesday nights doors open at 6:30p.m. CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Avenue, Polo. 815.837.5255. Meeting Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 10AM whitepines@ crossroadscn.com Campus Pastor Chad Keeteman, Youth Pastor Jose Garcia. We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages and powerful video. Join us after services for coffee, snacks & fellowship. Kidzlink Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry (nursery-5th grade) during adult services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade) Wednesday nights 7pm. Visit our website: www.crossroadscn.com ONEIGHTY CHURCH, 12590 Lawrence Road, Sterling. Paul Sheley, Pastor. Service, Sunday 10:00am. Wednesday 6:30pm. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry available during all services. Phone 815-632-3410.www.oneightychurch.org SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH, 498 IL RT. 2 (accross Brandywind) Sunday worship at 10am Nursery provided; Sunday evening Community Talk (nursery provided) 2 groups at 6pm. Check website for dates. 815-288-7000 website: saukchurch.com PADS PADS SHELTER, 111 E. 29th St., Sterling (North of Lynn Blvd.East of Rt. 40 across from Wahl Clipper) October 1 - May 30, 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. 815-626-2210

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Storm pushes into Northeast U.S. airlines cancel more than 2,300 flights nationwide BOSTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A storm expected to bring more than a foot of snow, stiff winds and punishing cold pushed into the Northeast on Thursday, extending Christmas break for some students while posing the first test for New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new mayor and perhaps the last challenge for Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outgoing one. Some schools in New England and New York closed well ahead of the snow, while cities mobilized plows and salt spreaders, and state offices sent workers home early. Some major highways were ordered shut down overnight. U.S. airlines canceled more than 2,300 flights nationwide on Thursday in advance of the storm. The heavy weather began rolling in just a day after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in to lead the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest city and a few days before Boston Mayor Thomas Menino ends 20 years in office. Menino announced a parking ban and said schools would be closed Friday in Boston, where up to 14 inches of snow was expected. Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Illinois digs out of snow, braces for cold CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Illinois residents found themselves bracing for subzero high temperatures Thursday as they dug out from a winter storm that brought as much as 18 inches of snow to northern parts of the state. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;some of the coldest air weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had in a long time,â&#x20AC;? National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Shimon, based in Lincoln, said. The New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day snow storm stretched into Thursday for parts of Illinois, bringing double-digit snow totals to the suburbs of Chicago. Gurnee had 18 inches and Highwood had 15 inches. In central Illinois snow totals were between 3 and 5 inches. The snow was blamed for at least two deaths Thursday. One unidentified person died in a traffic accident on Interstate 72 in Macon County, while authorities say 66-year-old Carl W. Walker of Alton suffered a fatal heart attack after using a snow blower. In DeKalb, assistant public works director Mark Espy told The Daily Chronicle that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;this storm just brings you to your knees.â&#x20AC;? Chicago closed its outdoor ice rinks Thursday due to snow.

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Traders work on the floor Tuesday at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new year, so once again itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to take â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogs of the Dowâ&#x20AC;? out for a run.

A new year means time for new â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dogs of the Dowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on Wall Street NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new year, so once again itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to take â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogs of the Dowâ&#x20AC;? out for a run. This annual Wall Street strategy has investors kick off January by buying the 10 highest-yielding stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average and hold them for rest of the year. Yield is the annual dividend from a company divided by its stock price. The higher yields of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogsâ&#x20AC;? signal that their stock prices have declined the most among the Dowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 30 blue-chip companies. The goal of the strategy is to earn more dividend income and hope that the stocks also mount a comeback. If a companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stock price is $1 and it pays a dividend of 5 cents to shareholders, the yield is 5 percent. Yields are

attractive to some investors because companies will rarely cut their dividend payout to shareholders, except under extreme circumstances. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogsâ&#x20AC;? are a lot like the ones from 2013. In the top spot is AT&T, which has a dividend yield of around 5.2 percent, followed by Verizon Communications, which has a yield of 4.3 percent. Both Verizon and AT&T held the number one and two spots, respectively, going into 2013 last January. Rounding out the top 10 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogs of the Dowâ&#x20AC;? are Merck, Intel, Pfizer, McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Chevron, General Electric, Cisco and Microsoft. Collectively, 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogsâ&#x20AC;? have a dividend yield of around 4 percent. As a strategy, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogsâ&#x20AC;? has been relatively con-

sistent, but the amount of the consistency has varied. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogsâ&#x20AC;? did outperform the rest of the blue chips in 2013. A portfolio of the 10 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogsâ&#x20AC;? last year would have risen roughly 33 percent, before dividends, versus the 26.5 percent increase for the entire index. But last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance was distorted by one stock: Hewlett-Packard. In many ways, HP was the dog of all â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogs.â&#x20AC;? After the stock had fallen for three-straight years, it jumped 96 percent in 2013, making the bestperforming â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogâ&#x20AC;? of 2013. In September, it was pulled from the Dow, but HP was still considered a Dow â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogâ&#x20AC;? because it was in the index on Jan. 1. Without HPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gains, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogsâ&#x20AC;? would have slightly underperformed the Dow.

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users. Company Evan spokesSpiegel w o m a n Mary Ritti said Thursday that the company is assessing the situation, but did not have further comment. The breach occurred after security experts warned the company at least twice about a vulnerability in its system. Snapchatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seemingly detached response is causing some security specialists to wonder whether the young company can handle the

spotlight that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been thrust into over the last year as its service has become enormously popular. In response to a warning by Gibson Security Dec. 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which followed an earlier alert in August â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Snapchat said in a blog post last Friday that it had implemented â&#x20AC;&#x153;various safeguardsâ&#x20AC;? over the past year that would make it more difficult to steal large sets of phone numbers. Snapchat hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t detailed the changes it made. Even so, regarding Snapchatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response, Gartner security analyst Avivah Litan said it â&#x20AC;&#x153;doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem that responsible to be so nonchalant about it.â&#x20AC;? As Americans rang in the New Year, hackers reportedly published 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers on a website called snapchatdb.info, which has since been suspended. The breach came less than a week after the most recent warning from security

experts that an attack could take place. The incident bruises the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s image and may threaten its rapid growth. Los Angeles-based Snapchat has no source of revenue, but its rapid rise to an estimated 20 million U.S. adult users prompted Facebook to extend a reported $3 billion buyout last year. Snapchatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 23-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel turned down the overture. The user number estimate is based on census data and data from the Pew Research Center. What should users do? Gibson Security, the firm that warned Snapchat of the security vulnerability on Christmas Day, has created a site, â&#x20AC;&#x201C; http:// lookup.gibsonsec.org/ â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that lets users type in their username to see if their phone number was among those leaked. Of two user accounts that The Associated Press checked, one was found to have been compromised.

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LAKE FOREST – Phil Emery announced Thursday that the Bears have re-signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a 7-year deal through 2020. Ian Rapoport reports that the deal is worth $126 million with $54 million guaranteed. “Very excited to have Jay for the long-term,” Emery said. “He had his best season as a pro last season, from a statistical outlook. I also think he had his best season as a pro in terms of his leadership, his improvement, his display of toughness, his ability to bounce back, his ability to handle pressure, and his ability to come back and win games, to be a player that is a reason you win games.” Cutler, who turns 31 in April, thanked the Bears’ organization and the McCaskey family, and discussed how he wants to be a member of this team going forward. “The mindset is right, and the talent in the locker room is right,” he said. “I’m happy to be joining the rest of the guys, the rest of the coaches, the rest of

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STERLING – Laykin Miner had to fight off some bad memories Thursday. Miner has torn her ACL in both knees, once as a freshman against Newman, and again last summer at Newman against another opponent during the summer league. Miner, who just returned to action last week, shook off the memories and scored a team-high 12 points to lead Erie to a 43-37 Three Rivers North win at Newman. “I felt a little tentative when I felt how I had to Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com Erie’s Rachel Cobert reaches up for a rebound Thursday in walk in both ACL braces, but I’m used to it now,” a Three Rivers North game against Newman in Sterling. The she said. “My dad [assistant coach Scott Miner] told me I needed to learn how to play 95 percent. Cardinals won 43-37.

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LAKE FOREST â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The most consistent player on the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of only a few positives â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be in Chicago through 2017. Tim Jennings signed a 4-year contract with the Bears, Phil Emery announced Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told him when I got here heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of my favorite players that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever scouted,â&#x20AC;? Emery said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been very impressed with his athletic suddenness, his competitive fire, and the energy that he brings along with a key thing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a playmaker.â&#x20AC;? Jennings played in all 16 games in 2013, missing only 10 snaps. He had 57 tackles, 13 passes defensed and four interceptions. His Pro Football Focus grade of +0.3 was the highest on the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense.

While the wallet is open s4HE"EARSALSOSIGNED  YEAROLDGUARDMatt Slauson TOA YEARCONTRACT ON4HURSDAY â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was fairly easy on my part. Chicago gave me an opportunity that teams wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t when I was a free agent deciding to come here [in 2010],â&#x20AC;? Jennings said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it was a no-brainer just to know what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re capable of doing on the offensive side of the ball. Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to do some things on the defensive side. So I wanted to be a part of that and be excited about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to come here.â&#x20AC;? Of all the defensive players up for a new contract, Jennings was the first to get rewarded.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;My agent did a great job of keeping me outta the loop. I just wanted to focus on football, focus on the year, continue to stay healthy and help this team win as much as I can,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m blessed for it to happen the way it did, and for me not having to see what was out there again. That was no question â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if I had the opportunity to stay here and they wanted me, then it was a no-brainer.â&#x20AC;? Jennings turned 30 on Christmas Eve and stepped up in Charles Tillmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absence, helping shut down Dez Bryant and Josh Gordon in wins over the Cowboys and Browns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Signing Tim, to me, is about rewarding excellence, and he has had that,â&#x20AC;? Emery said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell you enough about the energy he brings, the positive upbeat style.â&#x20AC;?

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When the Bears got off to a 3-0 start in Marc Trestmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first season with Cutler, Emery knew things were positive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the first three games, I definitely knew it was going in the right direction, in terms of him putting the team in position to win games at the end of the game,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That says a lot about a player. I think

that Jayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third-down passing and fourthquarter quarterback rating are very high. And they have been high for a while. But he finished in the top 10 in both areas this year. I think that speaks to a guy that can be a guy and a player that is a reason you win.â&#x20AC;? Cutler said he did not want to test the open market â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it would be on the Bears if that had occurred. Getting the contract done this early

also takes the pressure off Cutler, similar to how he felt during the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the guys around me in the locker room and the coaching staff. They alleviate a lot of pressure on my end. You know you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to do it by yourself,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the coaching staff behind you. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the general manager behind you. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the ownership behind

you. And youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the guys around you to help make plays on a game-in and gameout basis. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to continue into the future, which is only going to make it easier for me to do my job.â&#x20AC;? In 11 games this season, Cutler had a careerhigh passer rating of 89.2 in 2013, throwing 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, but Emery was quick to laud Cutlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work off the field as well.

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Cutlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deal, which the Bears announced Thursday at Halas Hall, should help him cover the grocery bills for, oh, forever. According to the Sun-Times and a ton of other media outlets, Cutler signed a 7-year, $126 million contract with $54 million guaranteed. Not bad for a guy with one playoff win in eight NFL seasons. I know what some of you are thinking right now. That Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m being a Debbie Downer. That my glass is half empty. That my fridge is filled with sour grapes. But think of it this way: If it were your money, would you have written the check? Would you have asked Cutler to join you for a stroll down Tony Romo Road? If so, why? Because you lacked better options, at least in the near term? Because other teams, such as Dallas and Baltimore, had spent

funny money on quarterbacks, too? Or because you honestly, truly believed Cutler could deliver a Super Bowl title? Cutlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall price tag of $126 million is frightening and Alfonso Soriano-esque, but the number that matters most is $54 million. Essentially, the Bears owe Cutler an average of $18 million for each of the next three seasons, according to Fox Sportsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Alex Marvez, and nothing beyond that is guaranteed unless the Bears retain Cutler. By signing a long-term deal, Cutler avoided the franchise tag, which would have represented a 1-year deal worth slightly more than $16 million. That option would have bogged down the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; salary cap in 2014, whereas this deal can be spread out and allow the Bears more wiggle room to sign players this spring. Cutler said he never was interested in testing the open market. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak for every

player, but you reach a certain point, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most important part of your career?â&#x20AC;? Cutler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you want to say, hey, I made x amount of dollars, or say hey, I won championships? â&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here to win championships, not to make so and so amount of dollars. That was my thought process.â&#x20AC;? If the Bears decide to keep Cutler for the duration of his contract, then he would remain on the lakefront through the 2020 season. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one season longer than Aaron Rodgersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; contract, which is set to expire after 2019 in Green Bay. You know Rodgers, right? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the quarterback with one Super Bowl championship, five playoff berths, and a 9-3 record as a starter against the Bears. Now probably would be a bad time to mention that Cutler is 1-8 against Green Bay. Predictably, Bears general manager Phil

Emery defended his quarterback. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jay doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be better than Aaron Rodgers,â&#x20AC;? Emery said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our team has to be better than the Green Bay Packers. We have a quarterback that we can win with. And we have a quarterback that when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re behind, he can be the reason we win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continuing to build a Chicago Bear team. Not an offensive team. Not an offensive, defensive or specialteams team, but a team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a team that can win our division or put ourselves in a position to be in the playoffs every year, so that we are in a spot that we can win a championship.â&#x20AC;? And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the key word: Championship. If the Bears win a Super Bowl with Cutler, the price tag will be worth it. If they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. In the meantime, for better or worse, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be paying Cutler like a Super Bowl champ.

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The Clippers allowed just 14 points through the first three quarters in a Three Rivers North win in Fulton. Kaitlyn Liebing had 13 points, and Delaney Wilhelm scored 11 for Amboy (10-4, 4-1), as eight Clippers scored. Jordan Price’s 11 points paced the Steamers (3-14, 0-4).

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Hawkeyes take step in right direction in 2013 BY LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer

DES MOINES, Iowa – It might be misleading to say that Iowa exceeded expectations in 2013, since hardly anyone expected much of anything from the Hawkeyes. But Iowa came through for longtime coach Kirk Ferentz this season. After a 4-8 season that ended with six straight losses, Iowa put up eight wins, a 5-3 mark in the Big Ten and landed a New Year’s Day bowl bid. Though the Hawkeyes (8-5) closed the season with a 21-14 loss to LSU in the Outback Bowl, that didn’t put much of a damper on what they accomplished. Iowa made major strides in 2013, and should be in position to challenge for a Big Ten title in 2014. “To be around this football team, to coach them, to go to the practice field every day with those guys, weight room, wherever they’ve been, it’s been a really great group of guys to work with. The guys have played hard, competed hard each and every step,” Ferentz said Wednesday. Ferentz, who is signed through 2020 with a prohibitive buyout at roughly $2.7 million a year, made a number of coaching changes before his 15th season in Iowa in hopes of reversing a disturbing 3-year slide. Iowa got off to a rough start when quarterback Jake Rudock, playing in his first career game, threw a late interception to help give Northern Illinois a 30-27 win in the opener. The Hawkeyes answered with four straight wins, but losses to Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin showed the gap remaining between themselves

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Iowa fullback Mark Weisman (45) cuts in front of LSU defensive back Tre’Davious White (16) during the Outback Bowl on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. LSU won 21-14, but the loss didn’t damper the strides the Hawkeyes made this season. and the Big Ten elite. The difference between a middling regular season and a strong one came down to the final two games, at home against Michigan and on the road at Nebraska. The Hawkeyes rallied past the Wolverines and blew out the Huskers in Lincoln, securing their best league finish since 2009. “I’m extremely proud of these guys. It’s been a lot of fun to be around them on a daily basis. It’s been a great 13 months,” Ferentz said. Things could get even better for Iowa over the next 12 months. Iowa returns most of its starters in 2014, including Rudock, star tackle Brandon Scherff, and the majority of its skill position players. Though

the Hawkeyes will lose all three of their standout starting linebackers, a vastly improved defensive line will stay nearly intact – and young cornerback Desmond King could soon become one of the Big Ten’s top players. Iowa’s schedule also appears to be much more forgiving than in 2013, when the Hawkeyes faced every team with a winning Big Ten record. Iowa will avoid Michigan State and Ohio State and instead face Illinois, Indiana and league newcomer Maryland as the Big Ten shifts to East and West divisions in 2014. The Hawkeyes should join Wisconsin and Nebraska as early favorites to win the West’s spot in the league title game.

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Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes (left) shoots around Northwestern center Alex Olah during Thursday’s game in Evanston. The Badgers won 76-49.

Wildcats go very cold in home loss

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Crimson Tide fall to Sooners Oklahoma’s Knight passes for 348 yards, 4 TDs in Sugar Bowl BY BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer

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When Drew Crawford struggles to score, it’s going to be hard for Northwestern to get a win. When Crawford and JerShon Cobb are both off, it’s probably going to be one long night for the Wildcats. Alex Olah had a careerhigh 23 points, but Crawford and Cobb combined for just 17 during Northwestern’s 76-49 loss to No. 4 Wisconsin in their Big Ten opener Thursday night in Evanston. Nigel Hayes led Wisconsin with a careerhigh 19 points. The freshman reserve was 8-for-12 from the field, and had a season-high six rebounds while showing a nice combination of power and finesse.

Michigan 63, Minnesota 60: The Big Ten season

hadn’t even started yet, and Michigan coach John Beilein was already faced with life without star big

man Mitch McGary. Then he watched Glenn Robinson III go down early in the first half of the conference opener against Minnesota in Minneapolis, and suddenly things looked even more bleak. That’s when Jon Horford stepped in and delivered a performance that would make his big brother proud to help the Wolverines to a stirring victory. Horford scored a careerhigh 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Michigan withstand Robinson’s loss and beat Minnesota 63-60 on Thursday night. Zak Irvin scored 15 points on five 3-pointers for the Wolverines (9-4, 1-0), who lost Robinson to an injured left ankle. McGary is out indefinitely after having surgery on his lower back. Elliott Eliason had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota (11-3, 0-1).

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Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) pulls in a touchdown reception on Thursday in front of Alabama defensive back Landon Collins during the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Oklahoma won 45-31.

NEW ORLEANS – Trevor Knight passed for 348 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 11 Oklahoma took down third-ranked Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, 45-31 on Thursday night. Kinght’s completion percentage entering the game was 52.2. He had completed 47 passes all season ... and had 32 against Alabama to set a Sugar Bowl record. The victory was a sweet one for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who last offseason called talk about the Southeastern Conference being the best league in college football “propaganda.” His team vanquished an Alabama squad that had been ranked No. 1 much of the past three seasons, winning the previous two national titles. AJ McCarron passed for 387 yards and two TDs, but his two interceptions set up Oklahoma TDs, and his fumble, returned for a score in the final minute, sealed ’Bama’s first two-game skid since its Sugar Bowl loss to Utah in January 2009. The Sugar Bowl’s 80th edition marked the first in which both quarterbacks passed for 300-plus yards.

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“We had a great Warkins Tournament over at our place,” Cardinals coach Brian Howell said. “We went 4-1 and played really well. That was Laykin’s first game action. That’s been a huge pick-up.” Miner’s return was not without an injury scare, however. Early in the fourth quarter, with the score tied at 28, Miner went down. She limped off the court, but this time it was a minor ankle injury, and she returned a Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com short time later. Erie’s Emily Cox (22) and Newman’s Elexia “My ankles give a little Sanders fight for a rebound during Thursday’s bit, but they never break,” Miner said. “I just needed game in Sterling. Erie won 43-37.

to get taped up and go back in.” She did, and helped the Cardinals (10-5, 3-2) fight off the Comets’ comeback bid that saw them rally from a 12-point, first-half deficit to tie before Erie regained control. “We got some energy coming out after the half, but we didn’t start with it,” said Newman’s Mary Alice Oswalt, who scored 13 of her game-high 16 points in the second half. “We always play half the game. There’s always a time when we don’t have any energy.” The Cardinals jumped in front 8-2 with six quick points from Miner, and never trailed. Erie led 12-8

after one quarter. A bucket by Miner, a rebound putback by Courtney Cobert, who scored nine points, a bucket by Rachel Cobert, who pulled down 21 rebounds, and another field goal by Courtney Cobert made it 20-8 with 2:17 left in the first half. The Cardinals led 24-13 at halftime. Newman (4-10, 3-2) controlled the third quarter, outscoring Erie 13-4 to pull within two at 28-26. Kayci Howell hit a 3-pointer, and Julie Hurd (13 points) provided a three-point play to jump-start the Comets. Oswalt supplied the last five points of the third quarter. Oswalt added the first

bucket of the fourth quarter to make it 28-all with 7:35 to play. Then came Miner’s injury. But, the Cardinals responded, using an 8-2 burst to regain the momentum. Bailee Classen and Lexi Floming each hit a pair of buckets in the flurry. Newman could get no closer than four the rest of the way. “We expended a lot of energy coming back,” Comets coach Jay Howell said. “You could see it in our shots after that. The girls played with pride in the second half. We have to show some of that at the start of the game, instead of just when our backs are against the wall.”


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The Islandersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thomas Vanek (26, front) shoots the puck past Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) as Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Michal Handzus (26, back) tries to defend during the second period Thursday in Uniondale, N.Y. The Hawks lost 3-2 in overtime.

Hawks steal point vs. Isles Crawford solid in return to net UNIONDALE, N.Y. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Corey Crawford led the Blackhawks on to the ice for the first time in nearly a month, and wasted little time in shaking off rust against the Islanders. The veteran goaltender was tested on the first shot he faced, and passed that â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to help the Hawks steal a point when they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t at their best Thursday night during a 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All in all, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it was a complete effort,â&#x20AC;? Jonathan Toews said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were a little bit sloppy in our own zone. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really take them off their game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to play your best game every single night. Maybe we can chalk it up to one of those.â&#x20AC;? Kyle Okposo scored the game-winner 58 seconds into the extra period. Crawford made 31 saves â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including several big stops in the third period to keep it even â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in his first action since suffering what a source

Star of the game: #OREY#RAWFORD (AWKS SAVESIN RETURNFROMGROININJURY Up next:"LACKHAWKS AT$EVILS PMTODAY #3.!- said was a groin injury Dec. 8. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We worked, but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work smart,â&#x20AC;? Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The positive was Coreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play. He got us a point, and made some real key stops. In the third period, it was Crawford who really saved us.â&#x20AC;? Brent Seabrook and Ben Smith scored for the Hawks in regulation as they extended their points streak to eight games. Casey Cizikas and Thomas Vanek had goals for the Islanders, who won their third straight game. Evgeni Nabokov outdueled Crawford to pick up the victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The energy was definitely there,â&#x20AC;? Crawford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was seeing the puck pretty well. There were maybe some rebounds I gave up that usually I take care of, but I felt pretty good.â&#x20AC;?

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Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball Top 25 schedule

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results .O!RIZONA 7ASHINGTON3TATE .O7ISCONSIN .ORTHWESTERN .O7ICHITA3TATE 3OUTHERN)LLINOIS .O/REGON 5TAH /4 .O#OLORADO /REGON3TATE .O'ONZAGA 3AINT-ARYS#AL  Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game .O"AYLORVS3AVANNAH3TATE PM Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games .O!RIZONAVS7ASHINGTON PM .O3YRACUSEVS-IAMI PM .O/HIO3TATEVS.EBRASKA AM .O-ICHIGAN3TATEAT)NDIANA PM .O/KLAHOMA3TATEAT+ANSAS3TATE PM .O$UKEAT.OTRE$AME PM .O&LORIDAVS2ICHMOND PM .O)OWA3TATEAT4EXAS4ECH PM .O,OUISVILLEAT2UTGERS PM .O5#ONNAT3-5 PM .O-EMPHISVS#INCINNATI AM .O5-ASSVS-IAMI/HIO PM .O'ONZAGAVS0ACIFIC PM .O-ISSOURIVS,ONG"EACH3TATE PM Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games .O7ISCONSINVS.O)OWA PM .O7ICHITA3TATEVS.ORTHERN)OWA PM .O/REGONAT.O#OLORADO PM .O6ILLANOVAVS0ROVIDENCE PM .O+ANSASVS.O3AN$IEGO3TATE PM .O.ORTH#AROLINAAT7AKE&OREST PM

Big Ten Conference W-L Pct. /HIO3T    7ISCONSIN    -ICHIGAN3T    )LLINOIS    )OWA    -ICHIGAN    -INNESOTA    )NDIANA    0URDUE    0ENN3T    .EBRASKA    .ORTHWESTERN   

Overall W-L Pct.                                    

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results -ICHIGAN -INNESOTA 7ISCONSIN .ORTHWESTERN Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games .EBRASKAAT/HIO3T AM -ICHIGAN3TAT)NDIANA PM 0ENN3TAT)LLINOIS PM Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games .ORTHWESTERNAT-ICHIGAN AM 0URDUEAT-INNESOTA PM )OWAAT7ISCONSIN PM

State schedule Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results %+ENTUCKY %)LLINOIS 6ALPARAISO )LL #HICAGO -OREHEAD3T 3)5 %DWARDSVILLE -ISSOURI3T )LLINOIS3T /4 7ICHITA3T 3)LLINOIS Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game "ETHUNE #OOKMANAT.)LLINOIS PM Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games $E0AULAT-ARQUETTE PM -OREHEAD3TAT%)LLINOIS PM $RAKEAT"RADLEY PM %+ENTUCKYAT3)5 %DWARDSVILLE PM 7ILLIAM-ARYAT7)LLINOIS PM #HICAGO3TAT)DAHO PM Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 3)LLINOISAT)LLINOIS3T PM -ISSOURI3TAT,OYOLA PM Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores

No. 4 WISCONSIN 76, NORTHWESTERN 49

NBA

NUIC West Conf. %ASTLAND   2IVER2IDGE 3CALES-OUND   Galena 3-1 East Dubuque 3-1 0EARL#ITY   Lena-Winslow 2-3 3TOCKTON   West Carroll 0-3 Warren 0-4 Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Erie tournament s3TOCKTON 7ETHERSFIELD Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s"ENTONAT'ALENA  s$AKOTAAT,ENA 7INSLOW  s7ARRENAT/RANGEVILLE 

Wild-card round Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games +ANSAS #ITY AT )NDIANAPOLIS  PM ."# .EW /RLEANS AT 0HILADELPHIA  PM ."# Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 3AN$IEGOAT#INCINNATI PM#"3 3AN &RANCISCO AT 'REEN "AY  PM &/8

EASTERN CONFERENCE

NUIC East Conf. !QUIN   !SHTON &RANKLIN#ENTER   $AKOTA   $URAND   &ORRESTON   /RANGEVILLE   -ILLEDGEVILLE   Polo 1-3 South Beloit 1-4 Pecatonica 0-3 Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Alden Hebron tournament s$URANDVS.! Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s$AKOTAAT,ENA 7INSLOW  s7ARRENAT/RANGEVILLE 

NFL

Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu 4"$ PM."#

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Conf. -ENDOTA   "YRON   Oregon 3-1 2OCKFORD,UTHERAN   2OCK&ALLS   Stillman Valley 0-2 Winnebago 0-3 Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s"YRONAT,UTHERAN 

BY K.C. JOHNSON Chicago Tribune

AMBOY (10-4, 4-1 TRAC North) 3YDNEY7ILHELM  +ENNEDY$INGES     -ICAELA -C#OY     +AITLYN ,IEBING  %LIZABETH/RTGIESEN   -ADELINE%LY  *OANNA&REDERICKS     *ENNIFER "OYLE     $ELANEY 7ILHELM  (ALLIE.AUMAN  +ARLEE$OEGE Totals: 16 13-20 45. FULTON (3-14, 0-4) !VERI ,EITZEN     #AMERIN (UIZENGA   "ETSY,EONARD  +ERRIGAN %NLOE     !UTUMN (UTTON     2ACHAEL"EIERMANN  *ORDAN0RICE   &AITH+ENNEDY Totals: 10 11-16 31. Amboy 9 7 12 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 45 &ULTON     Â&#x2C6;  3snNONE

Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 !&# PM#"3 .&# PM&/8

Rock Falls shootout

Conf. /TTAWA   Dixon 2-0 Sterling 1-1 ,A3ALLE 0ERU   'ENESEO   Streator 0-2 Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s-ORRISAT/TTAWA 

PROPHETSTOWN (17-2, 5-0) +ASSI(ENREKIN  +AELI+OVARIK   #ORRIE2EILEY  (EATHER3TRIKE   #ALYA#RANE  +ARLIE3TAFFORD   3HELBY!DAMS  #YDNEY 7ESTEN  "ROOKE2EMLEY  -IKAYLA"OLTON  #LARE+RAMER  Totals: 24 5-13 62. BUREAU VALLEY (7-9, 0-4 TRAC North) #ARLIE "ICKETT     (ELENA /SK !RNADOTTIR  .ICOLE"ORNSHEUER  +ELSEY+AISER  6ALERIE2EUTER   3HANNON2EUTER  $ARCY+EPNER   4AYLOR:EMKE  )RINI0ETROS   3AVANNAH$EAN Totals: 16 5-10 41. Prophetstown 10 14 25 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 62 Bureau Valley 11 6 9 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 41 3s n 0ROPHETSTOWN  2EILEY  3TRIKE  (ENREKIN "6  !RNADOTTIR 62EUTER +EPNER $EAN 

Playoff glance

NUIC West Conf. East Dubuque 2-0 %ASTLAND   2IVER2IDGE   7ARREN   Lena-Winslow 1-1 3TOCKTON   Galena 1-2 3CALES-OUND   Pearl City 0-1 West Carroll 0-2 Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Eastland tournament s7ARREN !MBOY s!NNAWAN 0EARL#ITY s0OLO %ASTLAND Erie tournament s,ENA 7INSLOW 2IVERDALE s7ETHERSFIELD 3TOCKTON Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s'ALENAAT0OTOSI  s0EARL#ITYAT!QUIN 

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results #LEVELAND /RLANDO /4 'OLDEN3TATE -IAMI #HICAGO "OSTON "ROOKLYN /KLAHOMA#ITY .EW9ORK 3AN!NTONIO -EMPHIS 0HOENIX 5TAH -ILWAUKEE 0ORTLAND #HARLOTTE 0HILADELPHIA 3ACRAMENTO Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 4ORONTOAT7ASHINGTON PM .EW/RLEANSAT"OSTON PM 'OLDEN3TATEAT!TLANTA PM .EW9ORKAT(OUSTON PM ,!#LIPPERSAT$ALLAS PM -EMPHISAT$ENVER PM 5TAHAT,!,AKERS PM Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games -IAMIAT/RLANDO PM .EW/RLEANSAT)NDIANA PM #LEVELANDAT"ROOKLYN PM !TLANTAAT#HICAGO PM /KLAHOMA#ITYAT-INNESOTA PM ,!#LIPPERSAT3AN!NTONIO PM -ILWAUKEEAT0HOENIX PM 0HILADELPHIAAT0ORTLAND PM #HARLOTTEAT3ACRAMENTO PM Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box score

AMBOY 45, FULTON 31

NUIC East Conf. -ILLEDGEVILLE   Polo 2-0 Aquin 2-0 &ORRESTON   Pecatonica 1-1 !SHTON &RANKLIN#ENTER   $AKOTA   $URAND   South Beloit 0-2 /RANGEVILLE   Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Eastland tournament s0OLO %ASTLAND Plano tournament s3OMONAUK &ORRESTON Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s0EARL#ITYAT!QUIN 

at Manlius

PROPHETSTOWN 62, BUREAU VALLEY 41

at Fulton

Northern Illinois Big 12 West

Off with a bang CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been much consistency throughout this Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season. Injuries have ravaged the rotation. When the offense sings, the defense sags â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and vice versa. But through it all, one thing has remained constant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the optimism from players and coaches that matters will improve. It has sounded mostly hollow thus far. But perhaps the words will ring truer in 2014, which the Bulls kicked off with a 94-82 victory over the Celtics Thursday night at the United Center. And leading the way was the emotional epicenter of the Bulls, Joakim Noah, who backed his words with actions. Lots and lots of action. Noah narrowly missed his fourth career triple double â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his second came last season against these Celtics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Primal screams arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an official statistic, but Noah unleashed a few of those for good measure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just have to keep grinding, a lot of basketball left,â&#x20AC;? Noah said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I think if we just keep our minds into it, it could be a hell of a year.â&#x20AC;?

Conf. All 2OCKFORD,UTHERAN     Winnebago 2-0 11-2 "YRON     -ENDOTA     Stillman Valley 0-1 0-2 2OCK&ALLS     Oregon 0-2 4-10 Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Plano tournament s-ENDOTA 2OCKFORD#HRISTIAN State Farm Classic s,UTHERAN "LOOMINGTON## Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s"YRONAT-ENDOTA  s3TILLMAN6ALLEYAT,UTHERAN  Rock Falls Shootout s7INNEBAGOVS0ROVIDENCE3T-EL  s'ENESEOAT2OCK&ALLS 

Girls basketball

NBA | BULLS 94, CELTICS 82

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores at Newman

Northern Illinois Big 12 West

Big Northern West

BY CHRIS KUC Chicago Tribune

&RIDAY *ANUARY 

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MICHIGAN 63, MINNESOTA 60 MICHIGAN (9-4) 2OBINSON)))   -ORGAN   7ALTON*R   3TAUSKAS   ,E6ERT   !LBRECHT   (ORFORD   )RVIN   "IELFELDT   Totals 20-44 16-22 63. MINNESOTA (11-3) /SENIEKS      %LIASON      !N(OLLINS   -ATHIEU    !U(OLLINS   7ALKER   +ING   3MITH  Totals 21-53 13-19 60. Halftimen-INNESOTA 3sn-ICHIGAN   )RVIN   7ALTON *R   3TAUSKAS   "IELFELDT  2OBINSON)))  !LBRECHT   -INNESOTA 3MITH  +ING  !N(OLLINS  /SENIEKS  -ATHIEU  !U(OLLINS  Reboundsn-ICHIGAN (ORFORD  -INNESOTA  %LIASON   Assistsn-ICHIGAN  3TAUSKAS  -INNESOTA!U(OLLINS -ATHIEU Foulsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; -ICHIGAN -INNESOTA

No. 8 WICHITA ST. 82, S. ILLINOIS 67 WICHITA ST. (14-0) %ARLY   #ARTER   6AN 6LEET   "AKER   #OTTON    ,UFILE   'REEN   7ESSEL   "USH   3IMON    7IGGINS   #OLEBY   Totals 30-50 13-16 82. S. ILLINOIS (4-10) /"RIEN      $RINKARD      *ACKSON      &ILLYAW      "EANE   "ALOGUN   0ENDLETON      " 6ERHINES      /LANIYAN   $6ERHINES   Totals 20-37 20-28 67. Halftimen7ICHITA 3T   3sâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Wichita 3T 7IGGINS  %ARLY  6AN6LEET   "AKER  #OTTON  'REEN  3 )LLINOIS   /"RIEN   0ENDLETON   &ILLYAW  "ALOGUN  "EANE  *ACKSON  Reboundsn7ICHITA3T#ARTER %ARLY ,UFILE 3)LLINOIS/"RIEN  Assistsn7ICHITA 3T  6AN6LEET  3 )LLINOIS"EANE Foulsn7ICHITA3T 3)LLINOIS*ACKSONOUT 

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF "OSTON      Tampa Bay 24 12 4 52 114 -ONTREAL      4ORONTO      $ETROIT      /TTAWA      &LORIDA      "UFFALO      Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 29 12 1 59 131 Washington 20 15 6 46 125 0HILADELPHIA      .EW*ERSEY      .92ANGERS      Carolina 16 16 9 41 100 #OLUMBUS      .9)SLANDERS     

GA  95       GA 96 123    121  

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA                   20 13 7 47 119 119       19 19 5 43 117 125       Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA !NAHEIM       3AN*OSE       ,OS!NGELES       6ANCOUVER       Phoenix 20 11 9 49 120 122 Calgary 14 20 6 34 96 126 %DMONTON       Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results "OSTON .ASHVILLE /4 .9)SLANDERS #HICAGO /4 #AROLINA 7ASHINGTON /4 /TTAWA 7INNIPEG 3T,OUIS ,OS!NGELES -INNESOTA "UFFALO -ONTREAL $ALLAS #OLORADO 0HILADELPHIA #OLUMBUS 0HOENIX %DMONTONAT3AN*OSE LATE Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games #HICAGOAT.EW*ERSEY PM .92ANGERSAT0ITTSBURGH PM 4AMPA"AYAT#ALGARY PM %DMONTONAT!NAHEIM PM Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 7INNIPEGAT"OSTON NOON 3AN*OSEAT#OLORADO PM .EW*ERSEYAT"UFFALO PM .92ANGERSAT4ORONTO PM /TTAWAAT-ONTREAL PM .ASHVILLEAT&LORIDA PM #AROLINAAT.9)SLANDERS PM #OLUMBUSAT3T,OUIS PM $ETROITAT$ALLAS PM 7ASHINGTONAT-INNESOTA PM 0HILADELPHIAAT0HOENIX PM 6ANCOUVERAT,OS!NGELES PM

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Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box score

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Offering 1 & 2 Bedrooms DIXON RIVER APARTMENTS Call For Details 815-284-6782 1BR duplex Northside. Attached garage, $475/mo. + dep. & lease req. 815-631-7610 or 815-284-8388. 1BR upper, attached garage. Southside. Stove, refrig., A/C, garbage furn. No pets. Refs. & lease. $425/mo. $425/ dep. 815-652-2042 2BR Duplex, NE side. Stove, refrig., A/C. Full bsmt. Carport. $495/mo. + dep. No pets. 815-652-7470. 2BR upper, Dixon Dells. stove, refrig., air, garage w/ opener, basic cable & garbage p/u furnished, No Pets, Ref, & lease. $500/ mo. + $500 dep. 815-652-2042. Condo Style, 2BR apt. w/private entrance and deck. Appliances included plus W/D. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Tenant pays elec. Off road parking. No pets. Lease & dep. req. $650/mo. Call 815378-2151 DIXON MANOR APTS- 2BR CLEAN QUIET, WALK TO DOWNTOWN, ONSITE LAUNDRY, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, HEAT, WATER INCLUDED. CALL ERICK 815-739-5806 Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $475. 815652-3365. Nice 1BR Ranch style apt. w/bsmt. Appliances, water, garbage furnished. 722 Assembly Pl. $395/mo + lease & dep. 815-440-3663 Nice quiet 2BR Upper near downtown Water & appl. incl. $485-$500/mo. 815-262-0756 Sleeping Rooms for rent in Dixon. All utilities & cable free. $400 /mo. 815-677-1146.

HARMON 1st Month Free! 2BR, appl. incl. Pet friendly. $475/mo. 815-562-7368

PROPHETSTOWN 2 Bed Apt. for Rent: Unit #3 at 109 E. Second Street, Prophetstown. $525/month Includes 1 garage space, storage in the lower level, and coin laundry located in the lower level as well. Call Ken Kophamer (815) 631-6115

ROCK FALLS 1 & 2BR, Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043

★ NEW TODAY ★ 2-3BR, on the river, applcs. No pets. $500/mo. + dep. 815-622-4344 2BR, stove, refrig. furn. heat, water & sewer included, $525/mo. + dep. 815-499-9957.

Completely remodeled 2 BR, located 1 ½ mi. outside RF, on 3 acre lot w/ use of a 35 acre lake. $900mo. All utilities inc. No pets. Call 815-626-2145 Edon Apts. 2BR, $480 mo., $400 dep. Refs. req. No 815-537dogs. 9190, 815-4413999. Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701

★ NEW TODAY ★ Nice clean 3BR applcs, w/d hookup, no pets, $550/mo. + dep. 815-622-4344

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Newer 2 Bedroom $599.00 & Up Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave. 606 W. Lefevre 2 BR $535.00 1 BR $465.00 1 Studio $390.00 Partial Heat, Water, Sewer, Refuse Removal, Laundry Facilities, Satellite

(815)626-1431 1 BR, gas, heat & water furnished, $450/mo. + dep., No Pets. 815-6310896. 1 or 2BR apts. $420. Call 815562-7368 Rochelle Realty. 2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517

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New & Improved 1&2BR $500. No pets. 630327-7046. New & Improved 2BR $500. No pets. 630-3277046. Park Setting, newer 2BR, L/R, garage, NS, 1 floor, near CGH, energy efficient, 1832 2nd Ave., $585/mo. 815-499-0199. Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

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DIXON 2BR, garage. $550 815-285-4035 or 815-440-0693 3 BR, NW side. $800+ dep. No Smoking, No Pets. 815-284-1707

★ NEW TODAY ★ 7054 Rock Nation Rd. Newer 2 story home on Rock River. All applcs. incl. 2BR, 1ba., 2 car garage. $800/ mo. 815-994-0777. For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 BR 2BA Upper 1400 sq. ft. 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE INTENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 170, LEE AND OGLE COUNTIES, ILLINOIS, TO SELL $3,700,000 SCHOOL FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY BONDS

Public Notice is hereby given that School District 170, Lee and Ogle Counties, Illinois (the “District”), will hold a public hearing on the 15th day of January, 2014, at 6:30 o' clock P.M. The hearing will be held in the Regan Middle School Building, 620 Division Street, Dixon Illinois. The Purpose of the hearing will be able to receive public comments on the proposal to sell bonds of the District in the amount of $3,700,000 for the purpose of conforming Education of the Sate of Illinois, by altering and reconstructing said facilities and having equipment purchased and installed therein.

2 BR, $525 + dep. No smoking. 815284-1707 By order of the President of the Board of 2BR, $500/mo. Education of School District Number plus dep. 815-626- 170, Lee and Ogle Counties, Illinois. 2159 after 3pm. January 3rd. 2014. Nice 3 bed Ranch, Legal Notice all renewed, 2003 16th Ave., Why To Customers of Illinois-American Rent? $698/mo. Water Company (IAWC) 815-878-7399 Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Re- IAWC hereby gives notice to the public in accordance with 83 Ill. Adm. Code altor Owned. Subsection 656.30 (c) that information COMMERCIAL sheets have been filed on December 20, 2013, with the Illinois Commerce 311 RENTAL Commission (Commission) to revise 1200 sq. ft. 10 E. the Quality Infrastructure Program Miller Rd. Sterling. (QIP) surcharge for customers in all 815-625-9638 service districts. Great location! Approx. 1,000sq.ft. If the Commission takes no action, the Call 815-499-7448. revised information sheets will be implemented with an effective date of January 1, 2014. A copy of IAWC's filing with the Commission may be inspected by any interested party at any business office of IAWC. those

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY -MORRISON, ILLINOIS

M&T BANK PLAINTIFF VS BARBARA L. GRAHAM; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 93 219 1/2 WEST 2ND STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071

M&T BANK PLAINTIFF VS BARBARA L. GRAHAM; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 93 219 1/2 WEST 2ND STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on July 17, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on February 6, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment:

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on July 17, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on February 6, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment:

LOTS 10 AND 11 IN BLOCK 9 IN THE CITY OF ROCK FALLS, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF WHITESIDE, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.

TAX NO. 11-21-281-002 11-21-281-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 219 1/2 WEST 2ND STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: RED, BRICK, TWO STORY BUILDING, UNIT UPSTAIRS AND TAVERN ON FIRST LEVEL, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $102,280.21. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1223890 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. December 24th, 31st & January 7th 2013

TAX NO. 11-21-281-002 11-21-281-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 219 1/2 WEST 2ND STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: RED, BRICK, TWO STORY BUILDING, UNIT UPSTAIRS AND TAVERN ON FIRST LEVEL, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $102,280.21. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1223890 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. December 24th, 31st & January 7th 2013

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Customers should be advised that the Commission may alter or amend the rates or conditions of service after hearings held pursuant to 83 Ill. Adm. Code 200 and may increase or decrease individual rates in amounts other than those requested by the company. Interested parties may obtain information with respect thereto either directly from IAWC or by addressing the Chief Clerk of the Commission, 527 E. Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL 62701. Dec. 27, 2013 & Jan. 3, 2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Petition of Withdrawal from the Bi-county Special Education Cooperative was filed on September 27, 2013 by Sterling CUSD #5 with Robert Sondgeroth, Regional Superintendent of Schools of Whiteside County. The Bi-County Special Education Cooperative member school districts are: Erie CUSD 1, River Bend CUSD 2, Prophetstown-LyndonTampico CUSD 3, Sterling CUSD 5, Morrison CUSD 6, Rock Falls Elementary District 13, East Coloma-Nelson CESD 20, Montmorency CCSD 145, Rock Falls High School District 301, Eastland CUSD 308. and ChadwickMilledgeville CUSD 399. A public hearing on this Petition will be conducted before the Whiteside County Regional Board of School Trustees and the Caroll/Jo Daviess/Stephenson counties Regional Board of School Trustees, at the Sterling High School Library, 1608 Fourth Avenue, Sterling, Illinois, on January 14, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Any resident in any district affected thereby may appear at said hearing and present testimony either in support or opposition to said Petition. If the Petition is approved, the effective date would be July1, 2014. Dated this 3rd day of January, 2014. By Robert Sondgeroth, Regional Superintendent, of Schools, Whiteside County. January 3, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS

11 CH 00127

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS

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Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Trustee on Behalf of the Certificate holders of Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2004-HE7 PLAINTIFF Vs. Edward Garcia; et. al.

DHCU Community Credit Union

U.S. Bank National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Leann R. Shipman; et. al.

Vs. Kerry S. Thomas; et. al.

DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/29/2012, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 2/6/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 3 IN SUNNY SIDE SUBDIVISION, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF ROCK FALLS, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EXISTING RIGHTS OF WAY FOR PUBLIC HIGHWAYS, UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE AND OTHER EASEMENTS, COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND RESERVATIONS OF RECORD.

Improved with Single Family Home

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/30/2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 2/6/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 151 IN NORTHERN HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION OF A PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 15 IN A PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE IN BOOK 6 OF PLATS, PAGE 42; SITUATED IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1713 17th Avenue Sterling, IL 61081

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 503 W. 20th Street Rock Falls, IL 61071 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-27710. December 27th 2013, January 3rd, 10th 2014

Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-03622. December 27th 2013, January 3rd & 10th, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS HEARTLAND BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, an Illinois state bank, Plaintiff, v.

DEFENDANTS

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

PIN 11-15-455-013 Improved with Single Family Home

PIN 11-33-406-007

PLAINTIFF

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/2/2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 2/6/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 9 IN BLOCK 5 IN YEOWARD'S SUBDIVISION, LOCATED IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 17-02-132-004 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 2809 Kauffman Street Rock Falls, IL 61071 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-14350. December 27, 2013, January 3, 10, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS 13 CH 00087 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Ashley L. Fetrow; et. al.

DEFENDANTS

NOTICE OF SHERRIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/4/2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 2/6/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

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NAPER LAWN WORKS, INC., an Illinois corporation; MARK S. SOAVE; “UNKNOWN OWNERS” and “NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS”, Defendants. No. 2013 CH 112 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

The requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to NAPER LAWN WORKS, INC.; MARK S. SOAVE; “UNKNOWN OWNERS” and “NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS,” Defendants in the above-entitled suit, that said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Lee County, Illinois, by Plaintiff, Heartland Bank and Trust Company, an Illinois state bank, against you and other defendants praying for foreclosure of a Mortgage covering the premises described as follows to wit: PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26 AND PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 27 (ALSO BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 26) FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, 206.72 FEET TO CENTER OF PUBLIC ROAD; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG CENTER OF PUBLIC ROAD AT AN ANGLE OF 85 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 00 SECONDS MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 1,365.06 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 94 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 39 SECONDS MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 1,420.79 FEET TO EAST LINE OF WEST HALF OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF WEST HALF OF NORTHWEST QUARTER AT AN ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 26 SECONDS MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 1,361.94 FEET TO NORTHEAST CORNER OF WEST HALF OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG NORTH LINE OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26 AT AN ANGLE OF 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 40 SECONDS MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 1,321.16 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Common Address:

488 W. Earlville Road Paw Paw, Illinois 61353

Permanent Index No: 22-18-261-000-0300 which Mortgage was made by Naper Lawn Works, Inc., as Mortgagor, in favor of State Bank of Paw Paw and subsequently assigned to Heartland Bank and Trust Company, an Illinois state bank, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lee County, Illinois, on January 7, 2008, as Document No. 2008000100. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the above-named Defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit, or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lee County, Illinois, at the Lee County Circuit Clerk's Office, Lee County Courts Building, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 320, Dixon, IL 61021, on or before February 3, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. DATED at Chicago, Illinois, this 20th day of December, 2013. HEARTLAND BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, an Illinois state bank By: ________________________________ Jacobs & Pinta One of Its Attorneys Tina M. Jacobs, Esq. Joy Pinta, Esq. Jacobs & Pinta 77 West Washington Street, Suite 1005 Chicago, Illinois 60602 (312) 263-1005 Jan. 3, 10, 17, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS, Plaintiff, v. BARRY V. JONES, UNKNOWN OWNERS, RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NO. 13 CH 106 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION

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NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: Part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 19 North, Range 8 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, Lee County, Illinois described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North line of the said Northeast Quarter 1011.58 feet West of the Northeast corner thereof; thence Westerly on the said North line 405.0 feet; thence Southerly perpendicular to the said North line 323.0 feet; thence Easterly parallel with the said North line 405.0 feet; thence Northerly perpendicular to the last described course 323.00 feet to the said Point of Beginning, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 61042

75 Arch Road, Harmon, Illinois

and which said Mortgage was made by: Community State Bank of Rock Falls to Barry V. Jones, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lee County, Illinois, as Document No. 2001-08581; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court: Clerk of the Circuit Court Lee County Court Facility 309 S. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 on or before January 31, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Dated: December _13__, 2013.

Denise A. McCaffrey Clerk of the Circuit Court Lee County, Illinois

Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, Illinois 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com

NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. Dec. 20, 27, 2013 Jan. 2, 2014

LOTS 7, 8 AND 9 EXCEPT THE WEST HALF OF SAID LOTS IN BLOCK 11 OF THE VILLAGE OF TAMPICO, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 13. PIN 22-15-432-004 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 304 W. 3rd Street Tampico, IL 61283

Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-36267. December 27, 2013, January 3,10, 2014

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NO INDIVIDUAL, unless licensed or holding a permit as a childcare facility, may cause to be published any advertisement soliciting a child care service.* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating under a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may publish advertisements of the services for which it is specifically licensed or issued a permit. Sauk Valley Media strongly urges any parent or guardian to verify the validity of the license of any facility before placing a child in it's care. *Family homes that care for no more than three (3) children under the age of twelve or which receive only children from a single household, for less than 24 hours per day, are exempt from licensure as day care homes. The three children to whom this exemption applies includes the family's natural or adopted children and any other persons under the age of 12 whether related or unrelated to the operator of the day care home. (DCFS Rule, Part 377.3 (c))

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05 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4x4

Stock #1908A

8,788

$

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Stock #R410C

7,488

$

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34 MPG

9,988*

$

08 Chevrolet Impala Police

06 Pontiac Grand Prix Great Equipment

13,988

$

09 Chevrolet HHR LT Stock #R495

*

Police Package

Stock #R501A

5,988

$

12 Chevrolet Impala LS

08 Jeep Liberty Sport

06 Chrysler 300 Touring

Loaded, 47,000 Miles

14,488

$

05 Jeep Grand Cherokee

10 Dodge Caliber SXT

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Lowest Price

Lots of Equipment

12,488

$

Stock #R441A

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06 Buick Rainier CXL

9,688

$

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01 Dodge Ram SLT 81,000 Miles

Stock #1640C

5,988

$

12,988*

$

09 Chevrolet Impala LT

Local Trade

Stock #R547A

Stock #R469

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Stock #1586B

9,488*

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00 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS Value Car

Stock #1690A

4,988*

$

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