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Project at issue has new owner Resident: Different company, same motives BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

DIXON – A proposed wind farm in the Sauk Valley has changed hands. Minnesota-based Geronimo

Energy has taken ownership of the Green River project in southwestern Lee County and southeastern Whiteside County. It had been owned by Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power. Geronimo noted that it had

already acquired Walnut Ridge, a proposed wind farm in neighboring Bureau County. “This acquisition benefits all interested parties,” Geronimo President Blake Nixon said in a statement. “It gives Geronimo

flexibility and stability when speaking with power purchasers – and it means the local communities have one point of contact, which keeps communication very simple.” In the statement, Matt Boss, a vice president at Mainstream, said Geronimo is an “ideal partner” in moving Green River

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to construction because of its agricultural roots, regional development experience, and financial backing. In 2012, Whiteside County approved Mainstream’s proposal for nine turbines. The next year, Lee County signed off on PROJECT CONTINUED ON A4

OGLE COUNTY

Audit of sheriff’s spending sought Board takes no action on board member’s request BY VINDE WELLS Shaw News Service

Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com

Wendler Engineering project manager Scott Brown (left) gestures toward a rendering of a proposed streetscape project in downtown Dixon. The renderings were on display Wednesday evening during an open house at Dixon City Hall.

Easy (access) on the eyes? Project’s aim dual-purpose: to beautify, add functionality BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – Residents got their first glimpse at the initial downtown streetscape plans Wednesday night at Dixon City Hall. The plan calls for road work, including raised intersections and cross walks, added parking and the addition

of landscaping elements, to go along with work to make the city’s streets and sidewalks compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Most of the elements have a dual purpose, both adding to the beautification of downtown, but also adding some functionality. The “table top” or raised crossings at intersections, for example, cause driv-

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ers to slow down as they approach, starting at about 20 or 30 feet away, said Jeff Reis, of Willett Hofmann and Associates Inc., adding that the red brick look also adds to the aesthetics. Additionally, landscaping helps with drainage, and the roads and sidewalks are in need of work. EASY CONTINUED ON A2

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Detective pleads guilty to misdemeanor battery Bar fight brings year’s probation, $300 fine BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

STERLING – Sterling police detective Michael Henry pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of battery that stemmed from his involvement in a bar fight in August with a 28-year-old Rock Falls man.

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Before she handed down the sentence, Judge Carol Pentuic, who came down from Rock Island County to preside in the case, said that as a police officer, Henry should be held to a higher standard. She then sentenced him to 12 months of court supervision and a $300 fine. It’s a sentence, the judge said, that’s harsher than what she would give to any other “Joe” on the street. DETECTIVE CONTINUED ON A2

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OREGON – Ogle County Board member Richard Petrizzo wants a forensic audit of spending by the sheriff’s department. Petrizzo’s request came during Tuesday night’s meeting of the County Board. Such an audit would be more extensive than the annual audit of the county’s financial records. But County Board Chairman Kim Gouker said the matter could not be voted on Tuesday because it wasn’t on the meeting agenda. Sauk Valley Media reported last month on the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department’s administrative tow fund, which isn’t listed in the county budget and could be used at Sheriff Michael Harn’s discretion for various departmental needs. Sauk Valley Media also reported on the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department’s credit card use, which included thousands of dollars in “training” meals at local restaurants, alterations to credit card bills, and personal purchases on county cards reimbursed directly to the credit card company. Publicity over the sheriff’s department spending merits a forensic audit, Petrizzo said during Tuesday’s meeting. He asked that such an audit examine sheriff’s department expenditures since December 2010, when Harn took office. Petrizzo asked for special scrutiny of the tow fund, credit card expenditures, and use of country travel and per diem allowances. AUDIT CONTINUED ON A4

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Another board member asks the county to hold off on its bid for a new headquarters for the sheriff’s department.

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A second public meeting, possibly as a work session during a Dixon City Council meeting, could be held within 3 or 4 weeks, said Scott Brown, of Wendler Engineering Services Inc. Wendler and Willett Hofmann are both working on the project, with Wendler handling the west side, and Willett Hofmann handling the east side. The engineering agreement with the firms pays them a combined $320,929.96. The overall project could cost about $5 million. It will be paid for with TIF fund, Com-

missioner Jeff Kuhn said. The final plan for the project could done by March, Brown said, with construction beginning in late spring or early summer. During the work, he said, some portions of downtown streets will have to be closed, but businesses owners, employees and residents will still have access to the businesses. Construction will continue during Petunia Festival, but crews will do their best to work around the festival area, Brown said, similar to the Hennepin Avenue work in 2010. The need for the road and sidewalk work dates back to 2008, said Dixon Main Street Executive Director Josh Albrecth,

adding that the benefits of the work outweigh any inconvenience during construction. The work will also increase downtown parkings spaces from 114 to 123, by adding some diagonal parking and reconfiguring a parking lot. Additionally, shared car and bicycle lanes will be added, and a loading lane will be added near Commerce Towers. The sidewalks next to the shared lanes, which will be about 17 feet wide, will be narrowed. Other than the shared lanes and the adjacent widewalks, most travel and parking lanes and the sidewalks will remain the same width.

The parking lanes will be 8 feet wide, and travel lanes will be between 11 and 12 1/2 feet wide. The sidewalks will be between 6 and 10 feet wide. Hennepin Avenue is the dividing line of the streetscape project. The west side includes Peoria Avenue from River Street to Third Street, First Street from Highland Avenue to Hennepin Avenue, and portions of Second Street between Highland Avenue and Hennepin Avenue. The east side of the project includes First Street from Hennepin Avenue to Crawford Avenue, and Ottawa Avenue from River Street to Second Street.

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The average person would likely get 6 months of supervision and a $100 fine, she said. Henry apologized for his behavior. “I made a series of poor decisions at Johnny’s Bar that night that I truly regret,� he said. Henry appeared in court with his attorney, Daniel Huffman; the state was represented by Tom Brown, appellate prosecutor for the state’s attorney. The victim in the fight was not present. During the course of Wednesday’s hearing, Brown read off a factual basis for the plea, including a detailed description of the events that occurred on the night of Aug. 10, as well as what happened during the course of the investigation. On that night, Brown said, a state police trooper overheard radio traffic about a fight at Johnny’s Bar and Grill, and that when he arrived on the scene, several Sterling officers were already there. The police had been called, Brown said, when a fight broke out between an off-duty Henry and another man. What started as a verbal confrontation turned

physical when Henry came up to the man from behind and hit him “with an open fist.� The man was knocked unconscious when his head struck a wall. The victim was taken to CGH Medical Center where, Brown said, the man’s medical bill amounted to about $10,000. After being treated, he was removed from CGH by Sterling police for his unruly behavior, Brown said. Henry was taken to the Whiteside County Jail, where he was booked and released. Brown said the fight started when Henry and his girlfriend entered the bar after being at a wedding together, and they saw her former boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend started talking about his relationship with Henry’s girlfriend in a provocative manner, Brown said. “I believe [Henry’s] training and responsibilities would’ve dictated him not to respond to the situation like he did,� Brown said. Sterling police Lt. Tim Morgan then took the stand and testified to Henry’s character, saying that, as far as he was aware, Henry had never had disciplinary problems and that he expresses his remorse to Morgan “almost on a daily basis.�

“He’s a very good officer,� Morgan said. Since charges were filed, Morgan said, Henry has been essentially relieved of all police duties and has worked in a purely administrative role. “He realized that he made a mistake,� Morgan said. “And in my opinion, it was a splitsecond bad decision that he made.� Morgan also agreed with Brown that police officers should be held to a higher standard. Henry then read a statement before Judge Pentuic handed down her sentence. “I know and understand that as a police officer, I’m held to a higher standard, ...� the officer said. “The actions that night at Johnny’s are not a reflection of who I am or the agency that I represent. ... I am truly sorry for my lapse of judgment.� The judge told Henry

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he could have easily avoided the fight. “When I have someone who’s in law enforcement, who’s been trained to defuse situations ...� Pentuic said. “Quite frankly, with your training, you should’ve been able to walk away.� In addition to court supervision and a fine, Henry will also be responsible for any restitution decided later, and will undergo alcohol and anger management evaluations. He also can’t have alcohol during the next year or enter any establishment that’s primary business is selling alcohol. If Henry is fully reinstated as an officer, he can enter a bar for work purposes, the judge said. Morgan said that an administrative review will now be scheduled to decide Henry’s role with the department. He was unsure when that would happen.

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With demand for propane surging, its price is skyrocketing. And less of it is available for customers. In recent days, the per-gallon price for propane has nearly doubled to more than $3.60 in the Sauk Valley. And with cold temperatures continuing, experts expect the trend to continue. Mike Faivre, president of Polo-based Burkardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LP Gas, said his company usually gets its propane from pipelines in Tampico and Rockford. But companies are allocated only so much now, because of limited supplies. During the winter, he said, his company typically gets three to five semi-truck loads a day. Now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lucky to just get one.

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Propane tanks sit in the blowing snow Wednesday afternoon outside of Tampico. In recent days, the per-gallon price for propane has nearly doubled to more than $3.60 in the Sauk Valley. combined with a wet fall, has caused propane supplies to drop. The Associated Press reports that some propane distributors have traveled as far as Mississippi and Kansas to keep up with demand.

Steve Michlig of Manliusbased Michlig Energy said he has heard about distributors going out of state for propane, but his company hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had to do that yet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pull a lot from Tampico.

We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have all our eggs in one basket,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now, everything is on allocation. You can only pull so many loads. We have enough loads allocated for us for the rest of the month.â&#x20AC;? So far, Michlig said, his company hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t limited customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; allocations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really worked hard at the beginning of the month to make sure [customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tanks] were topped off,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could start happening where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to ration a little bit. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not at that point yet. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping like heck that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get warm weather soon.â&#x20AC;? About one-third of Michligâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customers have their price locked in for the winter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will not be a lot of people who want to buy propane above $3. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horrible for consumers,â&#x20AC;? Michlig said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan on something like this happening, and neither did we.â&#x20AC;?

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Board member: Hold off on bids for new sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s building Colson: Plans might conflict with cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board Chairman Kim Gouker, of Byron, asking that the delay be an item on the agenda for the February meeting. He wants the building project returned to the Long Range & Strategic Planning Committee for further study. Gouker agreed to refer the request to the Executive Committee, which sets the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting agendas. The board in December approved seeking bids for the new building, which would be on the same county-owned property as the current sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Colson, of Mount Morris, asked for an analysis

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OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Plans for a new building for the Ogle County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration should be put on hold because they might be in conflict with the city of Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans for a site, County Board member Ron Colson said. Colson, during Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting of the Ogle County Board, asked for a suspension of the bidding process on new headquarters for the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department at 103 Jefferson St. in Oregon. He filed a written request with County

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meetings were held in four places in the county to make residents aware of the plans and allow them to ask questions. There were no similar meetings for the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s building, Colson said. Gouker, who led the committee in charge of planning the judicial center, said the process for new sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office has been equally transparent. Colson disagreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That [the judicial center] was an Ogle County transparent process,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has been a Cook County covert operation.â&#x20AC;?

The judicial center, which cost about $15 million, was completed in 2005. The sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration building would cost an estimated $4.1 million to build. The money would come from the Long Range Planning Fund, as did funding for the judicial center and for the $7.5 million courthouse remodeling project completed in 2010. Revenue in that fund comes from the host fees paid by garbage collection firms to dump refuse in the landfills within the county. The fees amount to approximately $3 million per year.

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OBITUARIES Steven J. Califf ROCK ISLAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Steven J. Califf, 43, of Rock Island, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Steven was born Aug. 31, 1970, in Englewood, Colo., a son of John P. Califf and Nancy Telleen Califf. He attended public schools in Littleton, Colo., and graduated from Dixon High School. Steven graduated from Augustana College in 1994. He was a member of St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church in Rock Island. After graduation from Augustana, he lived in Dixon, Peoria, and for the last 12 years, Rock Island. He held various jobs during those years, including work at Rock Island Arsenal Commissary. He also had many volunteer positions. Steven loved writing poetry. He enjoyed travel vacations with family, including trips to Ecuador, Alaska, Caribbean Islands, and Mexico. He enjoyed sports, and played soccer, tennis and golf. He was an avid sports fan, and supported professional teams in Chicago and Denver. Throughout his adult years, Steven dealt with severe mental illness. He was working with profes-

sionals at Transitions, and lived at the Transitions Residential Program in 2002 and 2003, and again in 2013 and 2014. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Rock Island. Steven is survived by his mother, Nancy T. Califf; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Jenny Califf; nephews, Marcus and Jackson Califf; aunts and uncles, John and Betsy Wheelan and Bill and Pam Telleen; and cousins, Charles, Peter and Brian Wheelan, Matthew and Erik Telleen, and Beth Allinder. He was preceded in death by his father, John; and grandparents, Junius and Katharine Califf, and Frank and Carla Telleen. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church in Rock Island. WheelanPressly Funeral Home in Rock Island is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church and Transitions Mental Health Services. Visit www.wheelanpressly.com to send condolences.

Jane E. Coomes FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jane Eileen Coomes, 54, of Fayetteville, formerly of Dixon, passed away Jan. 18, 2014, at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, after a sudden illness. Jane was born Aug. 5, 1959, in Dixon, to Dennis and Eileen (Downey) Coomes. She was a graduate of Dixon High School and the University of Arkansas, with a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in education. She had taught in the Dixon school system. For the past 30 years, she taught special education at Woodland Junior High in Fayetteville. Jane is survived by sisters, Barbara (Lou) Meek of Fort Wayne, Ind., Margaret (Pete) Heinzelmann of Fayetteville, Colleen (Bill) Visker of Roseville, Calif., Julie of Fayetteville, and Mary Ellen (Marty) Schryver of Dixon; brothers, Paul (Lana) Coomes and Denny (Teresa) Coomes, both of Dixon; nieces and nephews, John and Jennifer (Meek) Sargent, Chris and Rachel Meek,

Andy and Shari Heinzelmann, Lance and Sarah (Heinzelmann) Andersen, Jason and Kate (Coomes) Tobias, Larry and Heather (Coomes) Scanlon, Kendra Visker, Corey Coomes, and Quincy Coomes; and 15 great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Celebration of Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville. Local Funeral Mass and celebration of Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon. A luncheon will follow at noon in the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holloway Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, 877 S. California Blvd., Fayetteville, to support programs in special education; or to the First Responders of the Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, 17150 Lake Sequoyah Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Charles F. Parker Sr. Carol A. Hubbs STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carol A. Hubbs, 75, of Sterling, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at First Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Shanghai, China, having traveled there to attend a nephewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding. She was a teacher and a teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aide in the Sterling School District before retiring. Carol was born March 18, 1938, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Arnold and Marietta (Bienlein) Dierks. She went to Marycrest College and graduated with her degree in teaching. She married Raymond D. Hubbs Jr. on July 27, 1963, and they celebrated 38 years of marriage together before his passing. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. Carol lived life to its fullest, with a passion for continued learning and adventure. She enjoyed practicing piano and learning French. Carol enjoyed the outdoors, including hiking, swimming and gardening. She was an active member of Yester Year Questers, and loved spending time with her friends and family. She had a love of the the-

atre and traveling to new places. Survivors include one daughter, Cara (Jacob) Pschirrer of Charleston; one son, Raymond (Melissa) Hubbs of Sterling; one sister, Marylou (Edward) Hughes of DeKalb; three grandchildren, Madison Hubbs, Braden Pschirrer, and Christine Pschirrer; three step-grandchildren, Brandon Kessler, David Gibbons, and Jescelynne Gibbons; and a close friend, Raymond Stockero of Milwaukee. Carol also was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Marietta Dierks; and sister, Arnetta Perier. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Bruce Ludeke, pastor, officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of cremains will be at a later date. A memorial has been established. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Betty J. Marshall MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Betty Jane Marshall, 85, of Resthave Nursing and Retirement Home in Morrison, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the nursing home. She was employed by General Electric Co. in Morrison for 25 years, retiring in 1988. Betty was born April 29, 1928, in Morrison, the daughter of John B. and Mabel (Terry) Fredericks. She married Norman H. Marshall on Nov. 15, 1947, in Morrison. He preceded her in death July 27, 2002. She was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Morrison. Survivors include two daughters, Jean Reed of Morrison and Cheryl (Robert) Corzatt of Oquawka; two grandchildren; two great-grand-

GALT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Charles F. Parker Sr., 84, of Galt, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at his home. Charles was born Jan. 24, 1929, in Sterling, a son of Charles and Helen (Catton) Parker. He served in the Air Force. He married Mary Stees in 1951 in Dixon. He was a member of St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include his wife, Mary of Galt; his children, Star (David) Wallingford of Rock Falls, Charles (Denise) Parker Jr. of West Plains, Mo., Grace Hurd of Dixon, Marsha Hussung of Galt, Venus (Russell) Brown of Tampico, Marshall (Sheila) Parker Sr. of Dixon, Patrick Parker and Benjamin Parker, both of Galt; a brother, Richard (Rita) Parker of Sterling; 27 grandchildren, 54 greatgrandchildren; one great-

great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Teresa; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; a son-in-law; a daughter-in-law; three sisters; and a brother. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 4:30 p.m., Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Adalberto Sanchez, celebrant, officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Kathryn â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tootieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bielema FULTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kathryn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tootieâ&#x20AC;? Bielema, 91, of Resthave Nursing and Retirement Home in Morrison, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She had farmed with her husband in rural Morrison. Kathryn was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Garden Plain Township, the daughter of John and Tessie (Norman) Zeeryp. She married Raymond W. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rayâ&#x20AC;? Bielema on Jan. 6, 1942, in Fulton. He preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1984. She was a member of Spring Valley Reformed Church in Fulton. Survivors include four daughters, Linda (Arnold) Damhoff of Morrison, Norma (Dean) Boehde of Clinton, Iowa, Debra (Larry) Tervelt of Loves Park, and Bonnie (John) Bauscher of Morrison; three sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Bielema of Canton, and Joe (Cindy) Bielema and John (Char-

lene) Bielema, both of Morrison; one daughterin-law, Kathy Bielema of Fulton; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Terry Bielema; one grandchild; one sister, Marian Rose; and two brothers, Harold Zeeryp, and one in infancy. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at BosmaRenkes Funeral Home in Fulton. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Spring Valley Reformed Church in Fulton, with the Rev. Ralph Beidler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Township Cemetery. Memorials have been established to Spring Valley Reformed Church and Resthave Nursing and Retirement Home. Visit www.bosmarenkes.com to send condolences.

children; and two sisters, Loretta Schipper of Morrison and Dorothy Zimmerman of Dixon. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra J. Marshall; and one brother, Harold Fredericks. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Morrison, with the Rev. Bob Burton, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements. Memorials have been established to Bethesda Gerald D. Sproul Lutheran Church and Resthave Nursing and DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gerald D. Sproul, 73, of Dixon, died WednesRetirement Home. day, Jan. 22, 2014, at his home. Visit www.bosmarenkes. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling com to send condolences. arrangements.

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During the approval process, Mainstream never ruled out selling the project. In North America, it owns no active wind farms, according to its website. It typically handles the approvals for a project, then sells it to another company before construction. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what happened with the wind farm near Compton and West Brooklyn in Lee County. Mainstream got the plans approved, but sold the project to a Chinese company, Goldwind, which completed construction in 2012. Last year, Geronimo bought the yet-to-bebuilt Walnut Ridge project in Bureau County from Midwest Wind Energy, along with seven others. In an interview Wednesday, Larry Gerdes, a landowner in the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s area, said he was approached by a Geronimo representative who wanted to see what the company could do to make him

happy with a wind farm in the neighborhood. Gerdes is among 60 residents who have filed a lawsuit against Lee County and Mainstream. They contend the project will be incompatible with surrounding land uses, decrease their property values, and create noise and shadow flicker. During county hearings over the proposal, Gerdes paid an attorney, Rick Porter of Rockford, to fight it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only way they would satisfy the citizens in the lawsuits Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m involved with is that they not be around,â&#x20AC;? Gerdes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not here to be bought off. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want turbine installations. They damage the quality of life and existence of neighbors who are poor, innocent bystanders. We will fight them forever.â&#x20AC;? He said it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter to neighbors whether Mainstream or Geronimo owns the wind farm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Different company, same motives,â&#x20AC;? Gerdes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They all want to get rich off of subsidies and tax credits.â&#x20AC;?

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His motion came after Rochelle resident Tom Smith said during public comments that he, too, thinks a forensic audit should be done and asked board members for answers. Smith said he represented 12 people in the audience who shared his views. Smith presented the board with a letter from Fred Cederholm, a retired forensic accountant who also lives in Rochelle. Cederholmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter explained what records are examined during a forensic audit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for answers,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see this going away unless you people [the board] do something. We elected you to lead.â&#x20AC;? Petrizzo asked Gouker whether the restriction against voting on items not on the agenda could be waived. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, but we arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to when it

involves spending taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; money,â&#x20AC;? Gouker said, referring to the cost of an audit. No other board members commented on Petrizzoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motion or Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request.

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Buddy Bags hopes to expand for next year Group hopes to serve 154 kids next school year BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com    EXT

DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This is the third week Buddy Bags of Dixon will pack and distribute 37 bags to Dixon students so they have meals for the weekend. The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal, said committee member Gwen Weidman, is to distribute weekly bags to 154 kindergarten through eighth-grade students next year. To do that, the group needs to raise enough money or donated food items, Weidman said, to fill the bags, which cost $5 each. Twenty of the students involved with the pilot program are at Washington Elementary, she said, and the other 17 are siblings attending other schools. There are no high school students receiving bags, Weidman said.

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Volunteers at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon put together 37 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buddy Bagsâ&#x20AC;? for students at Washington School. The bags contain soup, cereal, snacks, drinks, and other lunch and breakfast staples. need for shelf stable milk. another fundraiser in The Buddy Bags proP r o c e e d s f r o m t h e March, Weidman said, gram works out of St. Jan. 31 Dixon Quarter selling Butter Braid pas- Paul Lutheran Church, Mania, held at Dixon tries and products. 421 S. Peoria Ave. in VFW Post 540 located According to the Illi- Dixon, Weidman said, at 1560 state Route 38, nois Report Card for the and has been helped by will go to Buddy Bags of Dixon School District, 49 Grace United MethodDixon. percent of students are ist Church and ImmanBuddy Bags will hold considered low-income. uel Lutheran Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dixon VFW Post 540 is celebrating its belated birthday Sunday. The post, which had its 90th anniversary on Nov. 13, was founded in 1923, said Post Commander Tom Bushman, adding that it was founded in memory of Horace Ortt, one of the first soldiers killed during World War I. For the anniversary

IN BRIEF Bustos rep has office hours today 34%2,).'n!STAFFMEMber from the office of U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, will hold office hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Bustosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; satellite office in the Sterling Coliseum, 212 4HIRD!VE Constituents can discuss job creation, economic development, and other issues. Office hours are set for the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Bustos represents the 17th Congressional District, which includes Whiteside and Carroll counties.

celebration, the post will have a pancake breakfast, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then starting at 2 p.m., will have a presentation about the postâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history and work it does in the community. There will also be cake, Bushman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is open to the public,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to the public to see what we do and the organizations that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re involved with.â&#x20AC;? The post helps veterans deal with the U.S.

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-5.$%,%).!0 n! 14-year-old girl was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of an 11-year-old girl who was stabbed more than 30 times at the suburban Chicago home where they both lived. During a court hearing Wednesday, prosecutors said the suspect told authorities the 11-yearold didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appreciate all she had done for her, including making dinner and doing the younger girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chores. Dr. Thomas Rudd, the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coroner, said the victim died of â&#x20AC;&#x153;mulTIPLESHARPFORCEINJURIESv He said the girl had stab wounds to her face, neck, chest and arms, and that two stab wounds penetrated her upper left lung. He also said there were indications that the younger girl fought for her life, including defensive wounds on her left hand that indicated she â&#x20AC;&#x153;probABLYGRABBEDTHEKNIFEv and a defensive wound on her right thumb.

LYNDON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Authorities responded Wednesday to a leakage of anhydrous ammonia from a tank at Gold Star FS in Lyndon. No one was taken to the hospital. Tony Marchand of Gold Star FS, which sells agricultural products around Illinois, confirmed the incident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a small event, fortunately,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got ahold of the proper authorities. Nine people were taken to the fire department to be checked out. No one went to the hospital. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of those

things where we err on the side of caution.â&#x20AC;? The nine people were from nearby Rock River Fabrications, said Keith Crady, chief of the Prophetstown fire district, which covers Lyndon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We told them to evacuate, and they went to the

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Joe Heller, Heller Syndication

Give regional jail concept some thought What we think Lee County needs a new jail. So does Ogle County. Why not work together? Taxpayers would appreciate the savings.

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ee County is in need of a new jail, according remarks made recently by a Lee County Board member. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing new. About 5 years ago, Sheriff John Varga spoke of the same need. This time around, Wes Morrissey, a board member from Amboy, proposed the formation of a committee to consider building a new jail. Morrissey made the comments when the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finance Committee met. Morrisseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal is expected to be discussed further by board members next month. The jail, built in 1971, was deemed inadequate in a 2008 study by the National Institute of Corrections. Changes in the Illinois County Jail Standards, coupled with more arrests, have caused overcrowding issues in the past. The cost of a new jail, as estimated by Sheriff Varga half a decade ago, was $15 million. That price tag likely has risen. Spending lots of money raised from law-abiding taxpayers in order to house lawbreakers is never going to win a county popularity contest. However, if the money is spent in an innovative and intelligent manner, the public might be more supportive. We note that Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighbor to the north, Ogle County, also is in need of a new jail. Its 1969 lockup is too small, and overcrowding remains a concern. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to take this opportunity to repeat a

suggestion that we made in 2009 and again in 2010: Let Lee and Ogle counties consider building a regional jail and operating it jointly. The county seats, Dixon and Oregon, are only 15 miles apart, so on the days when prisoners need to go to court, transportation times would be minimal. The regional jail could utilize closed-circuit television for routine prisoner appearances before a judge. By sharing costs of construction, operations, maintenance, and staffing, the counties should be able to spend less money overall than if each constructed its own new jail. Taxpayers certainly would like that. A joint Ogle-Lee board committee could work out the details of where the new jail would be located. Perhaps the issue could be placed before the voters for their assent. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth noting that Ogle Sheriff Michael Harn is in the midst of making plans for a new administrative building in Oregon at an estimated cost of $4.1 million, so Ogle County is definitely looking toward the future. A precedent exists for a regional jail. Three counties in southern Illinois â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pulaski, Alexander and Union â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have gone together to support the Tri-County Justice and Detention Center. The Lee-Ogle Regional Detention Center might be just what both counties need. Give it some thought.

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Assessing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;War on Povertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LBJ launched massive effort 50 years ago Journal Star Editorial Board Peoria

Earlier this month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jan. 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; marked the 50th birthday of Lyndon Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;War on Poverty,â&#x20AC;? and it should surprise next to no one that both parties are trying to exploit the issue in their own unique if predictable ways, not just because they care in ways large or small about the plight of the poor, but because ... well, did we mention that 2014 is an election year? Where more than a few conservatives and Republicans are concerned, LBJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Society has been an abysmal failure, creating a crippling dependence on government while defining Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slide into socialism, as evidenced by a record number of poor Americans, nearly 47 million. The poor, they argue, are worse off than they were in 1964, and middle class taxpayers are, too. More than a few liberals and Democrats would

beg to differ, arguing that given the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population growth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 125 million â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the percentage of poor has, in fact, dropped in the past 50 years. Poverty is Lyndon B. a relative Johnson thing, with 1908-1973 A m e r i c a â&#x20AC;&#x2122; s â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the first poor far bet- time in our history, it ter off, for t h e m o s t is possible to conquer part, than poverty,â&#x20AC;? LBJ their coun- said in 1964. terparts around the world. For them, the programs created and/or expanded in the context of LBJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s War on Poverty â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Head Start, food stamps, unemployment compensation, Medicaid, etc. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have been a critical safety net and a lifeline that has put millions, who otherwise wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have had a prayer, over the top. THERE IS AN element of truth in what both sides have to say, as well as an element of selfserving, vote-counting nonsense. From this vantage, Republicans have a steeper hill to climb in

mounting the pedestal inscribed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pals of the Poor,â&#x20AC;? especially following a 2012 presidential election in which their nominee expressed contempt for the so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;47 percentâ&#x20AC;? of Americans he considered â&#x20AC;&#x153;takersâ&#x20AC;? rather than â&#x20AC;&#x153;makers.â&#x20AC;? Since then, the party has sought significant cuts in programs that serve the underprivileged, such as food stamps. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some validity in the old saw that teaching a man to fish is far preferable in the long run to giving him a fish to eat, but when you balk at funding even for job-training programs, it starts to ring hollow. Conversely, while Democrats may think they have the market cornered on compassion, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has a point when he says that â&#x20AC;&#x153;while we have programs in place that help deal with the pain of poverty, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deal with the structural problemsâ&#x20AC;? that perpetuate it, such as the dramatic rise in single-parent families. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it, economic pain also can be selfinflicted. And some-

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times Democrats can be generous, nonjudgmental, and forgiving to a fault, their apparent answer to every problem to just throw more of other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money at it while asking little or nothing of those on the receiving end. AS SUCH, THEY open themselves to the charge of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;soft bigotry of low expectations,â&#x20AC;? to steal a phrase once used by George W. Bush. When LBJ said 50 years ago that â&#x20AC;&#x153;for the first time in our history, it is possible to conquer poverty,â&#x20AC;? at least he had noble, if naive, intentions. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not so confident those laudable impulses still exist.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never all one political partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fault ROBERT MUSCHAL Morrison

I was trying to reason out why Mr. Del Wasso [â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leadership not seen in Republicans,â&#x20AC;? The Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice, Jan. 17] blamed the Republican Party for all the ills besetting the nation. I then recalled a conversation I had in 1968 with Bill [an acquaintance] in Springfield. I had broached the subject

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was a Democrat; ConElection letters gress was controlled by Democrats; the goverThe maximum length nor, Sam Shapiro, who for letters to the editor replaced Otto Kerner, was endorsing candidates a Democrat; Mayor Daley or discussing issues was a Democrat; the city regarding the March council was all Democrat. 18 primary is 200 According to voter demowords. graphics, the rioters were Letter writers may all Democrats. not endorse the same Why was it the fault of candidate or issue Republicans? more than once. His answer was laced The submission with bile as he shouted deadline is noon that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lincoln freed the March 11. slaves.â&#x20AC;? I then realized the futility of arguing with such insight and everything is all the fault of one party, that opinion clarity of thought. Whenever I hear that echoes in my memory.

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GOING ON

Nashville band to hit local stage Group has tallied more than 200 shows a year for past 3 years ART EXHIBITS

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nashville recording artist Ashley Buchart will lead the Ashley Buchart Band, featuring Guy Ash, when they bring their dynamic country tunes to the stage 9 p.m. Saturday night at Champs Sport Bar and Grill, 216 Locust St. The bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music features â&#x20AC;&#x153;blazing guitar solos, relentless rock grooves, and three-part harmonies,â&#x20AC;? according to a news release. Since coming on the scene in 2009, the Ashley Buchart Band has been touring nationally, playing at country honky tonks, festivals, fairs, casinos and theaters. According to a news release, the band has tallied more than 200 shows a year for the past 3 years, with plans to continue to bring their kind of country music to even more venues in 2014.

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The Ashley Buchart Band featuring Guy Ash will play at 9 p.m. Saturday at Champs in Sterling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rock-solid stylings of bandmates Guy Ash on lead guitar, Steve Patton on drums and Chris Hartman on bass collectively help create an outstanding

and unique show. We fine-tune every component and we continue to add new numbers to our repertoire with a firm commitment to provide something

At The Next Picture Show DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Regional 10 is on display until Feb. 8 at TNPS, 113 W. First St. At Sauk Valley Bank DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dan LeTourneau is showing his work until the end of February. LeTourneau hails from Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He works mostly in oils and pastels, and enjoys doing â&#x20AC;&#x153;pleine aireâ&#x20AC;? painting of the Sauk Valley. He has taught oil painting at Sauk Valley Community College and has won numerous awards in local shows. Art at the Loveland DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The art collection at the Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second St., and its many other exhibits are available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Guided group tours can be scheduled by contacting Steve Wilson at swilson@lovelandcommunityhouse.org or 815-284-2741. Go to lovelandcommunityhouse. org for a virtual tour of the museum, and for more information.

different every night,â&#x20AC;? Buchart said in a news release. Go to www.ashleybuchart.com or find the band on Facebook for more information.

At Champs STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ashley Buchart band featuring Guy Ash will play Saturday at the bar, 216 Locust St. For more information, call 815626-6003. Upcoming: Jan. 31, Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son; Feb. 1, Pie Filler; Feb. 7, DJ 815; Feb. 8, The Cal Stage Band; Feb. 14, Scarletta; Feb. 15, Chris Cavanaugh; Feb. 21, DJ 815; Feb. 22, Jake McVey; Feb. 28, Corey Cox; and March 1, Snap Shot. At Cragelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PROPHETSTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Frank F. Sidneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Western Bandit Volunteers will play Jan. 31 at the bar, 345 Washington St. Upcoming: Feb. 1, The Funnies; March 15, Yesterdaze Gone. At Long Shot Bar & Grill ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Drop Dead Dolly will play Saturday at the bar, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road. DJ 815 will provide entertainment every Friday in January. Upcoming: Feb. 22, Panic Stations and Small Town Hymnal. Saturday Lyle Grobe and his band STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Country gentlemen Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers will play from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Sterling Moose Lodge, 2601 E. Lincolnway. Go to www.rhythmramblers.com to learn more about the band. Upcoming: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Wagon Wheel; 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15 and March 15 at Sterling Moose Club; and 8 to 11:30 p.m. March 22 at Rock Falls American Legion.

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Get listed! Are you in a band that would like to be listed in Plan!t Sauk Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free entertainment calendar? Are you a bar that offers live entertainment? Send an email with the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, booking number and website or Facebook page, and gig or event schedule, or the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event schedule, to Lucas Pauley at lpauley@saukvalley.com. At Books on First DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Richard Dean Johnson will play from 7 to 9 p.m. at Books on First, 202 W. First St. Go to www.booksonfirst.com or call 815-285-2665 for more information. Upcoming: Feb. 1, Matt Kinnaman; Feb. 8, Nate Gordon; Feb. 15, Lowell Harp; Feb. 22, Dirt Simple; March 1, Tracy Fleck; March 8, Todd Lorenc; March 15, Ron Holm; March 22, Robbie LeBlanc; and March 29, Anna Marie Petry.

CONCERTS Feb. 7 First Fridays in Oregon OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; First Fridays Open Stage Music Show returns to the Oregon VFW. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic, and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-9730942 for more information. Upcoming: March 7

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The Rockford Symphony Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will unveil its new concert, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tragic Desire,â&#x20AC;? at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

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ROCKFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Rockford Symphony Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013-14 season continues at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Coro-

nado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. The concert is the fourth in this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ComEd Classics Series. As part of the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music that Ignites Your Passion,â&#x20AC;?

the February concert is entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tragic Desire.â&#x20AC;? Concert ticket prices range from $20 to $58. Student tickets are $7. Tickets are available online at www.rock-

Dixon school plans annual auction, 50th anniversary DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Anne Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24th annual auction will be Feb. 1 at the Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30

p.m. A dessert auction and silent auction will end at 7 p.m., and a live auction will start at 7:30 p.m. Live auction items include an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Kindle Fire HDX, and nine class baskets. Certificates, services, and products from local businesses

will make up the silent auction, while local bakers will provide items for the dessert auction. Those wishing to come to the auction can attend at no cost, and sign in at the door to get a paddle number. Meal tickets are $35, and include baked chick-

en, au gratin potatoes, green beans, and a salad bar. Tickets are available only at the school. Tables can be reserved at no additional cost at the school office, and seat eight to 10 people. Call the school at 815-2885619 for more information.

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February benefit planned for foundation to help disabled STAFF REPORT news@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 501

ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The fourth annual Hearts of Gold fundraiser for the

Bi-County Foundation will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 1 at Days Inn, 2501 First Ave. The foundation assists children with disabilities

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in Whiteside and Carroll counties. Tickets are $20 each, while a table for eight people costs $160. Live music, a silent auction, raffles, food, a cash

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GOING ON CONCERTS Feb. 21 Blues and Bluegrass FRANKLIN GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the third Friday of the month, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blues and Bluegrass night at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St. Open stage acoustic gospel, folk, country, blues and bluegrass will be performed, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free; donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building. Go to www.franklingroveil.org for more information. Upcoming: March 21 March 8 Symphony offers student solo, ballet STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its annual Young Artist concert, featuring an area high school musician in a solo spot accompanied by the orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. in Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth Ave. The program will include dancers from the Gateway Contemporary Ballet in two famous story pieces from the orchestral literature, Prokofievâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter and the Wolfâ&#x20AC;?, and Saint-Saensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carnival of the Animalsâ&#x20AC;?. It will close with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Symphony No. 2â&#x20AC;? by Borodin. All students through college will be admitted free to this concert. Otherwise, tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students through college; students through the eighth grade are admitted free. They are available at Tegeler Music in Clinton, Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Morrison, and Grummertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware in Sterling about 2 weeks before each concert, online and at the door. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information. Also available this year is a bus ride to Centennial, with boarding points in Clinton, Fulton and Morrison. Call 563-243-5958 for prices and to make a reservation. April 5 Last concert of regular season CLINTON, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its last concert of the regular season, at 7:30 p.m. at Clinton High School, 817 Eighth Ave. S. The concert marks the celebration of the orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60th season, and will feature the festive â&#x20AC;&#x153;Symphony No. 4â&#x20AC;? by Tchaikovsky. Supporting pieces for the performance are the tone poem overture â&#x20AC;&#x153;Othelloâ&#x20AC;? by Dvorak, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Enchanted Lakeâ&#x20AC;? by Russian composer Anatoli Lyadov. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students through college; students through the eighth grade are admitted free of charge. They are available at Tegeler Music in Clinton, Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Morrison, and Grummertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware in Sterling about 2 weeks before each concert, online and at the door. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information. June 8 Free pops concert in Clinton CLINTON. Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its annual free pops concert at 6:30 p.m. in Riverview Park. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information.

DOWNTOWN EVENTS Friday Fourth Fridays in Sterling STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fourth Fridays: Where People and Art Collide brings art and music to a variety of downtown venues. Most events are from 6 to 8 p.m., although many places have musicians performing into the night. Walking maps with a complete list of venues and events, and more information, are available at www.fourthfridayspac.com or at any participating venue, or call Sterling Main Street at 815-6268610, email fourthFridaysPAC@ gmail.com or find it on Facebook. Upcoming: Feb. 28 Feb. 8 Second Saturdays in Dixon DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Second Saturdays Art Happenings, featuring art, music and other cultural events, returns to various venues, mostly from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown, between First and Second streets and Peoria and Galena avenues. Go to www.Second-Saturdays. com or find the event on Facebook for a complete schedule and more details. Upcoming: March 8

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Midwinter Meltdown set in Dixon

The Dirty Beet Brothers will headline the Midwinter Meltdown on Feb. 1 at Rosbrook Studio in Dixon.

Dirty Beet Brothers will help host night of original music STAFF REPORT news@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 501

DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rosbrook Studio and local band The Dirty Beet Brothers will host a

FARMERS MARKETS In Sterling STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Twin City Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, year round, in the historic Twin City Produce Building, 106 Ave. A. Find the market on Facebook, go to twincityfarmersmarket.com, or call 815-499-7268 for a list of vendors, upcoming events and more information.

FUN FOR A CAUSE Saturday Benefit fashion show at Sauk DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Plus Size Boutique will present a â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Are So Beautifulâ&#x20AC;? ladies night out Jan. 25 in the Sauk Valley Community College theater and east mall, 173 state Route 2. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with a program starting at 7:30. Limited seating is available. Tickets are $20 each, and can be can be bought at the boutique, at 303 First Ave. in Rock Falls. A fashion show will take place. A group of 60 vendors will display wares, and gifts will be raffled off. Appetizers will be provided. All proceeds will go to SVCC scholarships for the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certified nursing assistant program, and the YWCA of the Sauk Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s domestic violence program and career center. Email likeawillow@hotmail.com or call Judy Randall at 815-4997448 or 815-716-8064 for more information.

KARAOKE Friday Party with the James Gang Karaoke with the James Gang from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at Dixon VFW, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, and from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday at Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge, 8785 N. Baileyville Road, Forreston Email jamesgang1996@gmail. com for more information. Tuesday At Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grill MOUNT CARROLL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karaoke is offered at 7 p.m. every week at Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grill, 123 W. Market St.

night full of bluegrass, folk and Americana music at the Midwinter Meltdown on Feb 1. at Rosbrook, 107 S. Peoria. The show will feature Dirt Simple and Frank F. Sidneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Western Bandit Volunteers, both bands with roots in northern and western Illinois, and The Dirty Beet Brothers. Doors open at 7 p.m. and

Lounge, 219 W. Second St., offers karaoke from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Find the bar on Facebook or call 815-625-9095 for more information.

OPEN MIC Musicians welcome at local bar MOUNT CARROLL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Open mic is on tap at 4 p.m. every Sunday

the music begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are general admission and $5 at the door. Vending will be provided by Mama Ciminoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Dixon with pizza and beer, wine and soda available. The show is all ages. Individuals must show ID for alcohol service. For more information: Rosbrook Studio Facebook

at Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grill, 123 W. Market St.

THEATER Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1-2 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Escanaba in Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Byron BYRON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Escanaba in Loveâ&#x20AC;? opens this weekend with performances continuing Feb. 1

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and 2 at Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax St. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students and children, and are now on sale. This production contains mature themes and language.

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AT THE MUSEUM The Depot is open AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Amboy Depot Museum, 99 E. Main St., is open for the season. Admission is free. Go to www.amboydepotmuseum.org or call 815-631-7391 for more information.

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TELEVISION | ‘RAKE’

Character lured Kinnear back Series premiere of Oscar-winning actor’s new show at 8 p.m. tonight on Fox BY RICK BENTLEY MCT News Service

PASADENA, Calif. – Greg Kinnear’s return to full-time television comes in the form of one of the oddest-named shows in recent years: “Rake.” He plays the role of Keegan Deane, a criminal defense lawyer who may be long on legal skills but is short on social etiquette or the fortitude not to gamble himself into misery. The show is based on an Australian series of the same weird name. Deane has so many flaws that even Kinnear’s not certain he would want him handling a case. “I don’t mean that as an indictment on the guy,” Kinnear says. “At the end of the day, he’s – for the most part – brilliant at that aspect of his life in spite of all the other sort of self-destructive mechanisms in his life. I was intrigued immediately when I saw the show as to the mess of that guy, and that kind of absolute lack of need for approval is a hugely attractive thing, especially if you’re an actor.” This is a character who at times has a great selfawareness of what he’s doing to himself but at other times is on a blind

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Keegan (Greg Kinnear) finds his car has been crushed at the impound yard in the series premiere episode of “Rake” airing at 8 p.m. tonight on FOX. path to destruction. The writers were shown a photo from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where Indiana Jones is running from the giant rolling boulder. That’s the life Deane is living. The appeal of the character is why Kinnear switched back

to TV after making a series of feature films, including “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Flash of Genius” and “The Last Song.” He got assurances from executive producer Peter Tolan – one of the wacky minds behind “Rescue Me” – that “Rake” wouldn’t

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LOS ANGELES – NBC announced Wednesday that it is renewing the long-running soap opera “Days of Our Lives” for two more years, taking it into 2016. The renewal means the show will get to celebrate its 50th anniversary while still on the air in November 2015, an impressive feat in a time when many daytime soap operas have vanished. Currently, ratings are up for the soap, which also picked up the Daytime Emmy for outstanding daytime drama in 2013. It’s got the biggest total audience in 4 years, and this is its best season in the key demographic of women ages 18-49 in three years. Soap operas used to be ubiquitous, but currently there are only four airing on the major broadcast networks: “Days,” “General Hospital,” “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Soaps reached their peak in 1970 when 19 were on the air at the same time.

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Mark Walhberg (above) stars alongside his brothers, Donnie and Paul, in A&E’s new show about Paul’s restaurant “Walhburgers.” one of Hollywood’s power families rolls, no one else will be rolled: “Wahlburgers” is essentially a 42-minute-long commercial for Wahlburgers, and the Walhbergs, stuffed with other commercials (those usual ones that interrupt a show), all adding up to an hourlong commercial. Even the Kardashians couldn’t score a deal like this, so chalk this up as another shrewd move by a shrewd industry player (Mark – who else?). While “Wahlburgers” might work as a commercial – and the burgers do look good – it doesn’t even remotely work as an unscripted series. There’s no drama, no trumped-up conflict, no insights, no revelations and absolutely no discreet view of a oncenotorious Dorchester clan that ran wild in the

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streets but now drives them, coolly surveying their kingdom for another restaurant location. The fabulously fatuous haze of phoniness does disperse when Alma comes on camera: She’s charismatic and charming, and offers up a portrait of someone who missed her calling – as yet another Wahlberg movie or TV star. BOTTOM LINE: Dullburgers.



WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The original Walhburgers at 19 Shipyard Dr. in Hingham, Mass. makes a mean burger but – of greater interest to TV viewers – is run by Paul Walhberg, who is the older brother of Donnie and Mark. This new reality series follows Paul as he begins to explore building Walhburgers into a chain, with locations around Boston, and eventually the world. But the brother needs help and he gets it from his family. Both Mark and Donnie arrive to offer advice on location, while their mother, Alma, who has her own restaurant to run, offers plenty of advice, too. Mark, recently on “Live with Kelly & Michael,” said he had a falling out with his mom – but there’s no evidence of that here as all the sons vie for her favor. MY SAY: The pitch meeting for this newcomer must have been the fastest in TV history, reduced – as it were – to a mere two syllables scrawled on the proverbial cocktail napkin: “Wahl” and “berg.” Sold! At least A&E was. Viewers might be another story. Carefully edited to convey the sense that spontaneity is just the way

be a typical TV legal drama. Deane will see plenty of court time, but he also has to deal with an I.O.U. with his bookie that grows faster than the national debt. There’s also a variety of women in his life, including a current love

interest, an ex-wife and a high-priced prostitute. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s dealing with an offspring that appears to be following in his dad’s often twisted footsteps. “Rake” has plenty of dramatic moments, but it also gets Kinnear back to his comedy roots. “It’s tricky to try and find that comedic/ drama balance. But, the Australian show succeeds very, very much in that. It really struck a nice chord between the drama and the comedy, which is what appealed to me – doing that mix. It’s certainly what I think I was most intrigued by, in terms of getting on board with this,” Kinnear says. Deane will always be at the center of some personal or financial whirlpool, but he doesn’t have to face it alone. Kinnear’s delighted to be working with strong actors such as Miranda Otto, John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Tara Summers, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour and Ian Colletti. Kinnear could end up playing the role for years, if the show is successful and that’s something he’s OK with. He says he’s fallen in love with the roguish charms of his character.

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Medicaid pursues housing as health care State to post its proposal online Feb. 7; public to have 30 days to give feedback CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Broderick Alexander lived on the streets for more than 2 years in Chicago, but since 2005, he has slept in his own apartment. A case manager visits once a month, helping the 48-year-old set goals as part of a program that links housing to health care. Knowing he has a safe place to return at night, Alexander said, helps him focus on taking his medications and staying out of the emergency room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My 5- to 7-year goal is to become independent of all social service programs and leave this housing opportunity for someone else to have,â&#x20AC;? Alexander said, adding that he is looking for a job as a commercial truck

driver. Since the 1990s, a movement toward housing-ashealth care that started in New York City has spread to several cities, including Chicago, Seattle and Toronto. In Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn now wants to expand such supportive housing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; typically apartments with subsidized rent and help from social workers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; by using federal and state Medicaid dollars. Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration is making its pitch by promising future savings in health care costs. Federal rules donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow states to build housing or pay rent with federal Medicaid money, but states can seek permission to try new approaches.

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In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, photo, Broderick Alexander, 48, sits in his apartment on Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s west side. Alexander lived on the streets for more than 2 years, but since 2005, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slept in his own apartment. A case manager visits him once a month, helping him set goals. At a legislative committee hearing held Wednesday in Chicago, officials said the Quinn administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entire Medicaid waiver proposal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which goes beyond housing to restructure much of

the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medicaid system â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would bring in, if approved, $3.2 billion in new federal funds over 5 years. Illinois will post its proposal online Feb. 7, then public feedback will be

taken for 30 days before the plan is sent to federal Medicaid officials on March 10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ability to stabilize people in housing is very important. We view it as critical to the success of our efforts,â&#x20AC;? said Illinois Deputy Gov. Cristal Thomas, who is leading the initiative for the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. The idea is to target poor adults who are homeless or living in institutions because of disabilities, such as severe mental illness or substance abuse. Although the research is mixed on whether the approach saves taxpayer dollars when housing costs are included, some studies have shown it can save money in health care by reducing emergency room visits and hospital stays. The Illinois plan sketches out how insurance

companies with Medicaid contracts could get financial bonuses for finding housing and support teams for homeless and institutionalized patients. The plan is one piece of a 78-page draft Medicaid waiver that needs fleshing out before itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s submitted for federal approval. The Illinois Medicaid program covers 2.8 million people with a budget of $17.8 billion. With an expansion of Medicaid under the new federal health care law, the program could soon cover 3 million poor and disabled Illinois residents â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the waiver being sought by the state would touch almost all those people. Quinn last week created the Office of Health Innovation and Transformation to oversee the waiver and coordinate the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numerous parts.

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LOOMINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; To some outdoor enthusiasts, snow is something to be enjoyed, not endured. Instead of running to the store for milk and bread when winter weather warnings are issued, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re running for their skis, snowshoes, snowmobiles and bicycles. Yes, bicycles. A relatively new phenomenon in this area is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;snow bikeâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;fat bike.â&#x20AC;? While some people were skiing or snowshoeing in area parks or zooming around on snowmobiles, others were rolling on and off trails on two wheels. If you have walked down snow-covered Constitution Trail recently, you might have seen their wide tracks dwarfing the tracks from other bikes. These are more than your average mountain bike; with their super-sized wheels, these are more like monster trucks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I get on my fat bike, I just feel like riding over curbs and anything else in my way,â&#x20AC;? said Doug DeLong of Bloomington, who regularly commutes on his fat bike. While the tires on a road bike are less than an inch from the edge to the rim, fat bikes have tires that are five times that size. Their tires run with extremely

low pressure â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 to 8 pounds per square inch compared to 110 psi on a road bike, DeLong said. That makes the tires â&#x20AC;&#x153;squishyâ&#x20AC;? and able to go over things that another bike would slip off of, he explained. In addition, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the fat bikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge tires act as a suspension system of sorts,â&#x20AC;? DeLong said. Mike Miner of Normal, another fat-bike fan, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The handling is phenomenal. You get maximum traction.â&#x20AC;? That makes them popular on sandy beaches as well as snow. DeLong admits, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it first came out, I remember thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Who would buy that?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? He even made fun of the tires at first. But then, like Mikey in the old Life cereal commercial, he tried it and liked it. Miner isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a hardcore bicycle commuter; he usually drives to work at Bloomington Cycle and Fitness. But after the area received 7 inches of snow earlier this winter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I rode to work that day,â&#x20AC;? Miner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It entices you to ride.â&#x20AC;? This is the second winter Miner and DeLong have had their bikes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bike is just a blast. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instant eye candy,â&#x20AC;? Miner said. Of course, other used more traditional methods to enjoy the recent storm.

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Doug DeLong rides his fat bike that is built for riding in the snow in Normal. The bikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tires and brakes are designed to deal with slippery conditions. When Patty Carlson of Bloomington arrived at Ewing Park to cross-country ski late Sunday morning, as the

snowstorm was just kicking into high gear, other skiers had already been there. Windblown drifts hid signs of their

passage in exposed areas, but their tracks were easy to follow in the wooded area, protected from the polar blast. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have many people who say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m crazy, but if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dressed appropriately, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing better than being out in it,â&#x20AC;? Carlson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like being in nature and seeing the twinkling snow and feeling the crisp wind in your face.â&#x20AC;? Among her favorite spots are Funks Grove and Comlara Park, but she also likes Ewing because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minutes from her house. She said buying skis, snowshoes or ice skates is cheaper than a gym membership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The activities are right there outside your door,â&#x20AC;? she said. Dick Smith of WildCountry Outfitters in Normal also was at the park Sunday and included a run at the sledding hill he calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mount Ewing.â&#x20AC;? A veteran ski racer, Smith has completed the famed American Birkebeiner, a 52-kilometer ski race in northern Wisconsin, 22 times. He also led a team that competed in ABCTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Expedition Impossible.â&#x20AC;? His last Birkie was about a decade ago, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this old inner spirit in me that thinks I ought to go back and try it again.â&#x20AC;? He likes skiing, because it is an opportunity to â&#x20AC;&#x153;observe the beauty of the outdoors and get some exercise.â&#x20AC;? Smith offers this advice for coping with winter: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rather than curse the cold, embrace it.â&#x20AC;?

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Husband enlists Hemingway in campaign for affair Dear Abby: I am 36. My husband is 60. We have been together for 10 years. During the first 4 years, we got along great. But he now says he wants to have affairs. He texts women and tries to hide it from me. I found out he was texting his first ex-wife. It made me uncomfortable, so I asked him to stop. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. When I realized he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, I told him I would leave if it happens again. This kind of behavior has

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I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to cuddle or be affectionate with him at all. He commented the other day that he should be allowed to have an affair because I mentioned that I find Hemingway interesting. (He was known for affairs.) Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at a loss. I care for my husband and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to hurt him. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also scared that I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to be on my own. A little advice? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Unsure in Washington

Dear Unsure: Hemingway was also known for his drinking and biggame hunting. Is your husband considering doing those things, too? If ever I heard of a couple who could benefit from marriage counseling, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s you two. As it stands, your marriage is broken. Counseling may help. If it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a job, find one and figure out a way to cut your expenses so you CAN afford to be on your own, because it looks

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Jarrett buys into Bearcats Dixon junior to play ball at Cincy BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

It only took two looks in person at Cal Jarrett to sell the Cincinnati Bearcats baseball coaches on the Dixon junior. It was only fitting, then, that it was the Bearcats’ coaching staff that was the final selling point for Jarrett. Jarrett verbally committed Tuesday to pitch at the University of Cal Cincinnati Jarrett starting in the Dixon spring of 2016, junior 3 months after a successful showing at a junior class showcase in Fort Myers, Fla., put him high on the Bearcats’ wish list. “They saw me pitch twice, and approached me afterward and said they’d love to have me,” Jarrett said. “I made two visits, and I really liked the campus and the program, but it was the coaches who sold me on it. “They seem like guys I’d love to play for, and who will get the most out of me.” JARRETT CONTINUED ON B3

Jarrett file School: Dixon Year: Junior Sports: Baseball, basketball FYI: Will be a 4-year starter in both sports by the time he graduates in Spring 2015. … Verbally committed to play baseball in college at Cincinnati, but cannot officially sign with team until fall 2014.

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Milledgeville’s Daniel Walker goes to the basket during the Missiles’ practice Wednesday. After struggling the past few years, the Missiles are having success this season, thanks to balanced scoring and solid team defense.

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While coach Brian Rahn was hurrying from Chadwick on Tuesday, his Milledgeville boys basketball team was waiting in the gym for practice to begin. The minutes without adult supervision yielded a round of comparing jumping ability by seeing who could touch the rim, some sort of game that combined kicking and throwing a volleyball, and senior center Caleb Skoog trying to figure out how to operate the scoreboard. He found the buzzer pretty quickly.

About a half an hour later, Rahn made an astute observation without having been present for most of the above. “The pressure doesn’t seem to be getting to them,” Rahn said, as the team played a little 4-on4. “I mean, they seem like they are just having fun.” No doubt about that. But then again, fun comes a little easier when winning happens more often. For a group of juniors and seniors that suffered through years of attrition because of a lack of numbers from the classes above, the 2013-14 basketball season has been a reprieve

from the glumness. In football, the senior group endured winning one game in three seasons before a 3-6 campaign this fall. In the last three basketball seasons, the Missiles have gone 16-63. Entering this week, the team is 13-2 for the season, with a 4-1 record in the NUIC East. The two losses were to Oregon (60-53) at the Forreston tournament, and to Dakota (50-48) in an NUIC East game. “I think it’s mainly a matter of maturity,” Skoog said. RELIEF CONTINUED ON B3

Missiles memo Coach: Brian Rahn Record: 13-2, 4-1 FYI: Missiles are averaging 65.3 points per game. ... They have five players averaging nine or more points. ... Leading scorer Jordan Harris is averaging 13.7 points, while also averaging 3.0 assists and 2.1 steals. Big week: Missiles are in a battle with both Aquin and Polo for NUIC East title. They host both schools this week. They play Aquin today and Polo on Saturday.

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Learning, earning his way Sterling’s Khuntangta gets pin, leads Warriors in rout BY LARRY BRENNAN lbrennan@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 550

ROCK FALLS – This is only Jonah Khuntangta’s second season as a wrestler ... but you wouldn’t know it. The Sterling sophomore shook off some nerves in just his second varsity match, and earned one of the Golden Warriors’ five Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com pins in their 65-13 dual win over Sterling’s Isaac Figueroa (top) works against Rock Falls’ Breu Rock Falls on Wednesday night Knox during their 120-pound bout Wednesday at Tabor Gym. at Tabor Gym. Khuntangta trailed the Figueroa pinned Knox in 4:43, and the Golden Warriors beat the Rockets’ Gage Butler 2-0 and Rockets 65-13.

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period, putting Butler to the mat and getting the pin 23 seconds in. “I was scared,” Khuntangta s3TERLINGCOACHCharlie admitted. “He was pretty big, Bishop earned his 99th dual and that’s a weight class above win. The Warriors have one me that Coach [Charlie Bishop] dual remaining, at home Jan. bumped me up to. I’ve wrestled 30 with Sycamore. Before that, guys like him in the room someSterling will host the Northern times, so I’m kind of used to it. Illinois Big 12 Conference Meet But, it was still scary.” on Saturday at 9 a.m. Sterling (14-6) also got pins 4-2 early. Khuntangta tied it at from Isaac Figueroa at 120, 4 with a buzzer-beating reversal Andrew Garcia at 138, Nick Terronez at 152, and Keagen to end the first period. Khuntangta wasted no time Kaye at 160. taking control in the second LEARNING CONTINUED ON B2

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Dakota senior Josh Alber (right) has never lost a high school match, amassing a record of 164-0 and three Class 1A state titles the past 3 years. His father, Indians assistant coach Tony Alber (left), was also a state champion in high school.

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merely concerned with who heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be facing on a given night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess it kind of depends on School:$AKOTA where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at in the year,â&#x20AC;? Alber Class:3ENIOR said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right before the Dvorak, FYI:(ASCAREERRECORDOF  it was a big thing on my mind, INHIGHSCHOOL INCLUDING  because I had Cortez and it THISSEASON4HREE TIME#LASS might come to an end. Right !STATECHAMPION AT now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the main thing on POUNDS ANDPOUNDS my mind. I just know I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   7ENT ASA screw up, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be fine.â&#x20AC;? FRESHMAN  ASASOPHOMORE Along the way, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faced all  ASAJUNIOR7ILLWRESTLE sorts of wrestlers. He particularly AT.ORTHERN)OWANEXTSEASON likes facing tough guys out to prove they can hang with him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love it when guys come out signature high school victories. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing to win three con- aggressive at me,â&#x20AC;? Alber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It becomes personal to me.â&#x20AC;? secutive Class 1A state titles, The wrestlers Alber doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care as he has done, but he also has for are those who have all but beaten some of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best, regardless of class. He beat Auro- conceded defeat before the bout even starts. ra Marmionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Johnny Jimenez â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of these guys that come in the finals of the prestigious Dvorak Tournament as a junior, out stalling, riding the edge, just trying to keep it close so they can and then again in a dual match say they kept it close with me, I earlier this season. Jimenez is ranked 13th nation- get frustrated with that,â&#x20AC;? he said. There are currently 11 fourally, and on track to become a time state wrestling champions four-time state champion. in IHSA history, including NewLast month, Alber again manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mike Mena, who won his advanced to the finals of the Dvorak. Waiting for him was titles from 1989 to 1992. The last Jered Cortez, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. to do it was Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seth Milks, 1-ranked 132-pounder at the from 2006-09. time. Cortez won a 2A title at That number could swell to 14 Marmion as a freshman, then 3A after the state finals are comtitles at Glenbard North the past pleted on Feb. 22, if Alber, Cortez two seasons. and Jimenez are able to pull it Alber, ranked 7th nationally at off. Alber, bidding to become the time, executed a takedown the first undefeated four-time 30 seconds into overtime to pull champ, is mindful of his place in out a 5-3 victory. history, and proud heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing it â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say the kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a his way. 1A kid, because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not,â&#x20AC;? said â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just try to do everything Dakota coach Pete Alber, Joshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right, and try to be the peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncle. champ,â&#x20AC;? Alber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I compete The streak, now at 164 wins the right way; people canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say I and counting, is not something was dirty. I just go out there, do that consumes Josh Alber. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my job, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about it.â&#x20AC;?

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Was Tuesday going to be the night? Was it going to be the night Erie-Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grady Todd or Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eli Monier accomplished something no other wrestler in Illinois has the past 4 years? During that span, Dakota senior Josh Alber walked out to the center of a wrestling mat 162 times in IHSA competition, shook an opponentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand (assuming he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t receive a forfeit), and, after a short period of time, walked away with a victory. Nobody has figured out a way to get the best of him, and Tuesday was no different. Todd made it into the second period before getting pinned at the 3-minute, 15-second mark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just tried to block as well as I could, and get my moves whenever they presented themselves,â&#x20AC;? Todd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just so good. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got good technique.â&#x20AC;? Monier claimed a small victory, in his view, losing by technical fall at the end of two periods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tried my hardest, and tried not to get pinned,â&#x20AC;? Monier said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy with that. He has really good technique and positioning, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong, too. All-around, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got just about everything.â&#x20AC;? Alber, who signed a national letter of intent to wrestle at Northern Iowa before the season started, has been competing on a national scale since fifth grade, and is receiving national acclaim. He is ranked fifth in the country at 132 pounds by InterMat, thanks in part to some

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Terronez earned his fall in just 22 seconds. The Warriors won six of the nine contested bouts. Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other win was a technical fall by freshman Tyson Hall at 145. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last night was a rough one for us,â&#x20AC;? said Bishop, referring to a 33-26 loss to Mercer County on Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We talked about aggression. We wanted to go out and be physical, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you saw tonight.â&#x20AC;? Rock Falls, which forfeited five weights, got a pin from Konner Smith at 126, a major decision from Lucas Newburgh at 182, and a 2-1 decision from Francisco Arellano at 285. Smith, who grew up

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Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rollie Elder is ridden by Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Andrew Garcia during their 138-pound match Wednesday at Tabor Gym. Garcia earned the pin in 5:18, and Sterling won 65-13. in Sterling, fell behind Zach Depuy 5-0 early. Smith scored a reversal just before the horn to end the first period to make it 5-2. Smith opened the second period with a

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Nik Stauskas scored 26 points and No. 21 Michigan held off No. 10 Iowa 75-67 on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in Big Ten play. The Wolverines (14-4, 6-0) have won eight straight to set up a showdown in East Lansing on Saturday night with rival Michigan State, the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only other unbeaten team in conference action. Aaron White scored 14 of Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s points in a row down the stretch, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to rally the Hawkeyes (15-4, 4-2) from an 11-point deficit. White and Melsahn Basabe scored 17 each for Iowa. Glenn Robinson III had 14 points for Michigan and Jordan Morgan added 12.

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Summer workouts and tournaments have spelled success for the Milledgeville boys basketball team so far this season.

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Minnesota 81, No. 9 Wisconsin 68:

DeAndre Mathieu and Mo Walker each scored 18 points, an outside-inside combination that helped Minnesota hand visiting Wisconsin its third straight loss. Malik Smith added 14 points, beating the shot clock on a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left. Austin Hollins had 11 points and four steals for the Golden Gophers (15-5, 4-3 Big Ten). Walker grabbed nine rebounds, and Mathieu went 8 for 13 from the floor. Sam Dekker led the Badgers (16-3, 3-3) with 20 points and six rebounds. Nigel Hayes added 12 points, and Frank Kaminsky and Josh Gasser had nine apiece. The conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading 3-point shooting team finished 5-for-20 from behind the arc, and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fare any better around the basket.

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Cleanthony Early scored 23 points, and the Shockers erased a halftime deficit to defeat the Redbirds in Normal. Early added 10 rebounds as Wichita State (20-0, 7-0 Missouri Valley) remained one of three unbeaten teams in major college basketball, along with top-ranked Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse. Ryan Baker added 15 points, and Wichita State took control with a 22-6 surge out of halftime.

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(138/145), and Austin Keller (160). Comets split two: Brady Rude won a pair of bouts at 160 pounds, as Newman defeated West Carroll 37-24 and lost to Sherrard 46-32 in Sterling. West Carroll also lost to Sherrard 63-12. Andrew VanKampen (106) and Jeff Casey (126/132) each won two bouts.

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had a 550 series, while Magan Tintori added a 529 in the Golden Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; road loss to the Bulldogs. Abby Taylor had a 523 series to lead Streator, which took 8 of the 10 NIB-12 team points in the dual.

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Per NCAA rules, Jarrett cannot sign an official letter of intent until he is a senior, which means he has to wait to make it official until the fall of 2015. But barring any changes to the Bearcats coaching staff or Jarrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desires, the Dukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; two-sport standout will be headed to Cincinnati to further his education and baseball career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a kid, I always wanted to play Division I baseball,â&#x20AC;? Jarrett said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and this is kind of like a check-mark for me, telling me Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked hard and done a good job. Now, I know the next step, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not ready for it to stop there, either.â&#x20AC;? Jarrett has been a starter in both baseball and basketball since he was a freshman. He has been a part of the Dukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; starting pitching rotation since Day 1, and also batted cleanup while playing first base and outfield when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not on the mound. On the basketball court, Jarrett led Dixon in all five major stat categories as a sophomore last season, and leads the way in scoring (13.1 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg) again this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen for a more deserving kid,â&#x20AC;? Dixon head basketball coach and assistant varsity baseball coach Jason Mead said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have nothing but great things to say about Cal. He works

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early is a load off Jarrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind, but he knows there will be ramifications over the next two springs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a target on my back, and hitters will be fired up to face me now,â&#x20AC;? Jarrett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But that just means they respect you â&#x20AC;Ś and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be ready to face them, too. I love challenges, and I look forward to this one.â&#x20AC;? The toughest part of the equation will be giving up basketball after next season, a sport Jarrett said he loves just as much as baseball. But the ability to get a quality education paid for, as well as continue his athletic career, will more than make up for him missing the court. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love both sports, but I was always going to go with whichever one I could play at the highest level,â&#x20AC;? Jarrett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just feel blessed to have this opportunity, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to do my best to make the most of it.â&#x20AC;?

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NUIC East Conf. !QUIN   0OLO   -ILLEDGEVILLE   $AKOTA   0ECATONICA   $URAND   !SHTON &RANKLIN#ENTER   &ORRESTON   3OUTH"ELOIT   /RANGEVILLE   Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s0OLOAT)NDIAN#REEK PPD s/RANGEVILLEAT3OUTH"ELOIT .! Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s!&#AT&ORRESTON  s!QUINAT-ILLEDGEVILLE  s$AKOTAAT/RANGEVILLE  s$URANDAT0ECATONICA  Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s!LBANYAT/RANGEVILLE  s!QUINAT!&#  s$URANDAT$AKOTA  s0OLOAT-ILLEDGEVILLE  s3OUTH"ELOITAT0ECATONICA 

Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf.             Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s$IXONAT3TREATOR  s,A3ALLE 0ERUAT/TTAWA  s3TERLINGAT'ENESEO 

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NUIC West Conf. %ASTLAND   %AST$UBUQUE   2IVER2IDGE 3CALES-OUND   0EARL#ITY   ,ENA 7INSLOW   'ALENA   3TOCKTON   7EST#ARROLL   7ARREN   Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s$URAND 7ARREN s3TOCKTON %AST$UBUQUE Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s%ASTLANDAT%AST$UBUQUE  s'ALENAAT7ARREN  s,ENA 7INSLOWAT!QUIN  s0EARL#ITYAT22 3-  s3TOCKTONAT7EST#ARROLL  Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s%AST$UBUQUEAT0OLO  s'ALENAAT0EARL#ITY 

5

37 points

Morrison Fillies

9

16 points

10

8 points

2AIDERS  HAVEFOUND SCORINGINSIDE OUT Prev:

29 points #LIPPERS   WON GAMESTHIS PASTWEEK Prev:

7ARRIORS  KNOWHOWTO WINONBOTH ENDSOFFLOOR Prev: 4

AFC Raiders

Amboy Clippers

&ILLIES  WORKINGON FUNDAMENTALS FORSTRETCHRUN Prev:

Rock Falls Rockets 5 points 2OCKETS  LOOKINGFOR ".#7ESTWIN TOBUILDON Prev:

BOYS BASKETBALL | SVM LEADERBOARD

Girls basketball /TTAWA 3TERLING 'ENESEO $IXON ,A3ALLE 0ERU 3TREATOR

Sterling Golden Warriors

(AWKS  USINGATHLETI CISMTOSOAR TOVICTORY Prev:

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AT A GLANCE

4

41 points

8

20 points

$IXON  LOOKINGFOR ANSWERSAGAINST TOUGHDEFENSES Prev:

Boys basketball

3

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7

25 points

Oregon Hawks

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Points per game 4ROY-AIRS !&#SR :ACH"ARBER &ULTONJR "RET'ITTLESON !&#JR 0ARKER.EUHALFEN "6JR !*$OLLMEYER 0OLOSR .OAH-C#ARTY .EWMANSO !*3HARP .EWMANSR $AMON1UEST !MBOYSR 4OMMY*OHNSTON "6JR "RIAN#AVANAUGH 0OLOSR *OHN0AYAN .EWMANSR -ATT$AIL &ULTONSR *ORDAN(ARRIS -VILLEJR #ALEB3KOOG -VILLESR )SAAC3CHULER &AITHFR !USTIN$ONOHO 2&SR #AL*ARRETT $IXONJR :ACH2EHMERT 3TERLINGSR (UNTER(AMSTRA -ORRISONJR *ESSIE-C+INLEY /REGONSR 3TERLING4HORNTON 3TERLINGSO ,ARON#ARR $IXONJR )SAIAH2OBY $IXONSO 4REVOR/TTEN /REGONSO :ACH,ESSMAN &AITHJR +AMERON$AW4YNE -VILLESR "LAKE+APPES -VILLEJR :ACH1UACO 0OLOSR "ILLY(EEG /REGONSR *OE"ROUILETTE 3TERLINGJR +YLE(UEBNER &ULTONJR +YLE,E"LANC $IXONSO ,UKE%BERSOLE -VILLEJR

                                

Rebounds per game 4ROY-AIRS !&#SR )SAAC3CHULER &AITHFR !*$OLLMEYER 0OLOSR .OAH-C#ARTY .EWMANSO #ALEB3KOOG -VILLESR 4OMMY*OHNSTON "6JR #AL*ARRETT $IXONJR +EVIN+URZ !&#JR )SAIAH2OBY $IXONSO -ATT$AIL &ULTONSR *AKE7ILLGING &ULTONSR *ESSIE-C+INLEY /REGONSR *OE"ROUILETTE 3TERLINGJR *ORDAN%RNST !MBOYSR :ACH2EHMERT 3TERLINGSR +AMERON$AW4YNE -VILLESR "RET'ITTLESON !&#JR (UNTER(AMSTRA -ORRISONJR -ASON3ITZMORE -ORRISONJR .ATE4ERVEER .EWMANSR :ACH,ESSMAN &AITHJR 3COTT&ERRY -ORRISONJR "ILLY(EEG /REGONSR 7YATT0ATTERSON 0OLOSO $AVID:INKE !&#SO $AVID-ILLER "6SR "LAKE"ALENSIEFEN "6JR .OLAN-C'INN .EWMANJR -AX3IMMONS 0OLOJR 0ARKER.EUHALFEN "6JR

                             

Assists per game !*3HARP .EWMANSR *OEY"RACKEMYER -ORRISONSO 3ETH3ANDERSON &ULTONJR -ICAH4RANCOSO .EWMANSR +AMERON$AW4YNE -VILLESR "RAD#AVANAUGH 0OLOSO *ESSIE-C+INLEY /REGONSR ,ARON#ARR $IXONJR "RIAN#AVANAUGH 0OLOSR *ORDAN(ARRIS -VILLEJR $AMON1UEST !MBOYSR *UAN'OMEZ 3TERLINGFR -ATT'ENDUSA !&#SR $AVID:INKE !&#SO #AL*ARRETT $IXONJR 0ARKER.EUHALFEN "6JR )SAIAH2OBY $IXONSO !USTIN$ONOHO 2&SR "RET'ITTLESON !&#JR 4RISTON(OUZENGA -ORRISONJR "LAKE+APPES -VILLEJR *OSH-EAD "6JR -ASON3ITZMORE -ORRISONJR #ALEB3KOOG -VILLESR :ACH"ARBER &ULTONJR *AMES-C&ADDEN 2&SO :ACH1UACO 0OLOSR "ILL'REUL -ORRISONSR *ACOB(ILLIKER !&#SO 4OMMY*OHNSTON "6JR :ACH2EHMERT 3TERLINGSR .ATE4ERVEER .EWMANSR 3TERLING4HORNTON 3TERLINGSO

                                

Steals per game "RIAN#AVANAUGH 0OLOSR !USTIN$ONOHO 2&SR +AMERON$AW4YNE -VILLESR *ORDAN(ARRIS -VILLEJR .ATE4ERVEER .EWMANSR *ESSIE-C+INLEY /REGONSR )SAIAH2OBY $IXONSO !*3HARP .EWMANSR #ALEB3KOOG -VILLESR ,ARON#ARR $IXONJR :ACH1UACO 0OLOSR -ICAH4RANCOSO .EWMANSR "RAD#AVANAUGH 0OLOSO -ATT$AIL &ULTONSR #AL*ARRETT $IXONJR :ACH"ARBER &ULTONJR +EVIN+URZ !&#JR #ORY-C#ALLISTER 2&SR 4REVOR/TTEN /REGONSO :ACH2EHMERT 3TERLINGSR .OAH-C#ARTY .EWMANSO 3ETH3ANDERSON &ULTONJR $AVID:INKE !&#SO

                      

Blocks per game )SAIAH2OBY $IXONSO 4ROY-AIRS !&#SR !*$OLLMEYER 0OLOSR *ORDAN%RNST !MBOYSR #ALEB3KOOG -VILLESR .OAH-C#ARTY .EWMANSO #AL*ARRETT $IXONJR

      

Steals per game #ORRIE2EILEY 0ROPHETSTOWNJR %MY7RIGHT /REGONSR 3AM,AMBRIGTSEN /REGONSR -ARY!LICE/SWALT .EWMANSR "ROOKE"AILEY $IXONSR (EAVEN"ENNETT "6JR %MMA-ELTON -ORRISONFR $ELANEY7ILHELM !MBOYFR (ELENA/SK!RNADOTTIR "6SR +RISTA"EACH !&#JR *ULIE(URD .EWMANJR +ENNEDY$INGES !MBOYJR ,AUREN-EURER !&#JR (OPE&RIDAY !&#JR ,AKIN'OODMAN -ORRISONJR -ICAELA-C#OY !MBOYSR #ASSIDY+ONING !&#SO 3YDNEY7ILHELM !MBOYJR +AITLYN"AUER 3TERLINGSR +IARRA(ARRIS 3TERLINGSR

                   

Blocks per game !LLISON0RESTEGAARD !&#JR "ETSY,EONARD &ULTONSO +IARRA(ARRIS 3TERLINGSR +ATIE#OVER &AITHJR :OE:IGLER &AITHJR

    

GIRLS BASKETBALL | SVM LEADERBOARD Points per game 3AM,AMBRIGTSEN /REGONSR "ROOKE"AILEY $IXONSR 3ARAH3MITH &AITHSO ,EXIS-ACOMBER %ASTLANDJR +IARRA(ARRIS 3TERLINGSR ,AKIN'OODMAN -ORRISONJR %MY7RIGHT /REGONSR #ORRIE2EILEY 0ROPHETSTOWNJR +EE,EY-EYER 0OLOJR +AITLYN"AUER 3TERLINGSR (ANNAH(AKE %ASTLANDSR #LARE+RAMER 0ROPHETSTOWNJR !LISYN%SSEX !&#JR !BBY-AIKE 7EST#ARROLLJR 'ABBY3ANDOVAL 3TERLINGJR (EATHER3TRIKE 0ROPHETSTOWNJR -ARY!LICE/SWALT .EWMANSR 4AYLOR'RENOBLE -ILLEDGEVILLESR #HELSEA%ADS -ORRISONSR +AITLYN,IEBING !MBOYJR !LLISON0RESTEGAARD !&#JR #OURTNEY3WALVE -ILLEDGEVILLESR *ULIE(URD .EWMANJR $ARCY+EPNER "6SO +ARLIE3TAFFORD 0ROPHETSTOWNSR !VERI,EITZEN &ULTONSO -C+AYLEE"EETER /REGONSR

                          

Rebounds per game !LLISON0RESTEGAARD !&#JR +AITLYN,IEBING !MBOYJR .ICOLE"ORNSHEUER "6SR !SHLEY'REUL -ORRISONJR ,EXIS-ACOMBER %ASTLANDJR (EAVEN"ENNETT "6JR #OURTNEY3WALVE -ILLEDGEVILLESR $ARCY+EPNER "6SO "ETSY,EONARD &ULTONSO +ATIE#OVER &AITHJR #ARLY(ARTLE $IXONJR +ARLIE3TAFFORD 0ROPHETSTOWNSR +IARRA(ARRIS 3TERLINGSR +EE,EY-EYER 0OLOJR %MILY3AUER 2OCK&ALLSFR (ANNAH(AKE %ASTLANDSR "AILEY3CHRADER 2OCK&ALLSJR +RISTA"EACH !&#JR #ARLIE"ICKETT "6JR +ERRIGAN%NLOE &ULTONJR !UBREE3CHMITT .EWMANJR #LARE+RAMER 0ROPHETSTOWNJR 3AM,AMBRIGTSEN /REGONSR %MY7RIGHT /REGONSR 3TACIA(AMILL &AITHJR !MANDA,A0AGE &AITHSO +AYLEIGH,EDDY -ILLEDGEVILLESR

                          

Assists per game +IARRA(ARRIS 3TERLINGSR !UBREE3CHMITT .EWMANJR ,AUREN-EURER !&#JR #ORRIE2EILEY 0ROPHETSTOWNJR !VERI,EITZEN &ULTONSO %MY7RIGHT /REGONSR #OURTNEY7ALKER %ASTLANDSR 'ABBY3ANDOVAL 3TERLINGJR )ZY4ODD %ASTLANDSR #AROLYNN(AMMELMAN 3TERLINGJR %MMA-ELTON -ORRISONFR (ELENA/SK!RNADOTTIR "6SR "ROOKE"AILEY $IXONSR +ENNEDY$INGES !MBOYJR 4AYLOR'RENOBLE -ILLEDGEVILLESR 2ACHAEL"EIERMANN &ULTONSR -IRANDA'RISHAM %ASTLANDSR 3AM,AMBRIGTSEN /REGONSR #LARE+RAMER 0ROPHETSTOWNJR $ARCY+EPNER "6SO (EATHER3TRIKE 0ROPHETSTOWNJR -AGGIE"USHMAN $IXONJR $ANICE&ORTUNE 2OCK&ALLSSR (ANNAH'ROBE 0OLOJR !LEX3TERENBERG 0OLOJR

                        

WRESTLING | HONOR ROLL 106 *OE%ADS -ORRISON ,OGAN6OSS % 0 4YRONE,ONG 3TERLING

        

113 *ADEN5RRUTIA 3TERLING    (UNTER7EBB .EWMAN    #ODY6ANDERLAAN -ORRISON    120 0HOENIX0ARKS -ORRISON *OSH"OWLING % 0 )SAAC&IGUEROA 3TERLING

        

126 *ESSE$ITZLER 0OLO *AKE*OHNSON $IXON %THAN&ISCHBACH -ORRISON #OLLIN$OEGE !MBOY :ACH$EPUY 3TERLING

         

    

132 #OLE'RANT &ULTON #ALEB-ORRIS !MBOY 'RADY4ODD % 0 $YLAN+ELLER -ORRISON

       

   

138 *OSH7HEELER % 0   4RENT"RINKMEIER $IXON   (UNTER&ERGUSON -ORRISON   %LIAS%DMONDSON .EWMAN   #OREY'RADY /REGON   !NDREW'ARCIA 3TERLING  

     

145 *AKE3NOW .EWMAN +YLIAN,ALLY $IXON *ARED#OLE % 0 #HRIS*ONES !MBOY $OMINIC-ARCHETTI /REGON

    

152

$YLAN"INION % 0 !USTIN+ELLER -ORRISON

         

     

*ASON"ONTZ !MBOY "RANDON!HLGRIM .EWMAN .ICK4ERRONEZ 3TERLING *AKE#HAPMAN !&#

       

   

160 "RADY2UDE .EWMAN %THAN#AIN 0OLO 'ARRETT2UDE /REGON 3ETH-ONTGOMERY % 0 "ROC3ORRELLS !MBOY

         

    

170 "RYCE)VEY .EWMAN .ICK7ILLIAMS % 0 2YAN,EFFELMAN !MBOY 4OM+OHL -ORRISON

       

   

182 !USTIN3HOUP -ORRISON *AKE$IEHL /REGON .OAH%ADS % 0 *EFF+IMPEL 0OLO

       

   

195 "RYANT,ILLY 3TERLING :ACK*ENKINS &ULTON 4YLER"LUME /REGON *ACOB#AIN 0OLO #ONNOR3PERLING $IXON

         

    

220 *UAN$OMINGUEZ 0OLO 4YLER4ODD -ORRISON 7ILL#ANALES 3TERLING 'ARRETT,IEBING !MBOY

       

   

285 .YLE.ESTOR .EWMAN 3TEVEN"ALK &ULTON #ARIEL"EASLEY 3TERLING

        

SWIMMING | HONOR ROLL 50-yard freestyle (state +EATON$IR 3TERLING ,UCAS#AMPBELL 3TERLING +ASEY(ODGE -ORRISON 2OBBIE(ICKS .EWMAN

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â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21.9)    

100 free (48.01) +EATON$IR 3TERLING  !IDAN"OLLMAN .EWMAN  2OBBIE(ICKS .EWMAN  %RIC3IPES -ORRISON  200 free (1:45.12) +EATON$IR 3TERLING  7ARREN-ELTON .EWMAN  +YLE7ORKMAN -ORRISON 

500 free (4:47.32) +EATON$IR 3TERLING  +YLE7ORKMAN -ORRISON  100 backstroke (54.04) 7ARREN-ELTON .EWMAN  3AM7IKE 3TERLING  +ASEY(ODGE -ORRISON  100 breaststroke (1:00.61) "LAKE2UIZ 3TERLING  4ODD.ELSON .EWMAN  3AM.ORMAN -ORRISON 

100 butterfly (52.78) +EATON$IR 3TERLING  "RANDON0ILLARS 3TERLING  "RIAN3LATER -ORRISON  200 individual medley "LAKE2UIZ 3TERLING 3AM7IKE 3TERLING "RIAN3LATER -ORRISON

(1:58.41)   

1-meter diving #ADE#OURSEY 3TERLING 

200 free relay (1:27.98) 3TERLING  -ORRISON  .EWMAN  400 free relay (3:14.62) 3TERLING  .EWMAN  -ORRISON  200 medley relay (1:38.27) 3TERLING  -ORRISON  .EWMAN 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

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MLB | CUBS, WHITE SOX

WEDNESDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Associated Press polls

Class 4A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Curie (7) 16-1 114 2 2. Marian Cath. (4) 14-1 107 1 7HIT9OUNG     :ION"ENTON     3TEVENSON     3IMEON     7. Alton 17-2 40 8 8. Edwardsville 13-1 30 7 &REMD     10. East St. Louis 12-4 11 NR Others receiving votes: Aurora West ,OYOLA"ENET3T6IATOR.APERville Neuqua Valley 4. Larkin 2. Rockford Auburn 1. Ottawa 1. York 1. Proviso East 1. Class 3A School W-L Pts Prv 3,ANPHIER     "OGAN     3. Morgan Park 12-4 99 3 ,INCOLN     .#HICAGO     .ORMAL5 (IGH     (tie) Orr 10-2 66 4 7EST3T*OSEPH    .2 9. Limestone 14-2 38 8 #ENTRALIA     Others receiving votes: Carbondale 23. Rockford Lutheran 23. Althoff Catholic 18. &ENWICK#ARMEL#HAMPAIGN#ENTRAL 7. Peoria Manual 6. Quincy Notre Dame 2. 3ACRED (EART 'RIFFIN 3PRINGFIELD  #HIcago Marshall 1. Metamora 1. Hillcrest 1. #HAMPAIGN#ENTENNIAL Class 2A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Rockridge (16) 17-0 160 1 0ROV 3T-EL     3. Mon.-Roseville 14-2 122 2 4. Sterling Newman 17-2 77 4 3T*OS /GDEN     $EC3T4ERESA     TIE "ISMARCK (EN     "LOOM##     9. Warr.-Latham 13-2 30 9 "REE-ATER$EI    .2 Others receiving votes: Kewanee 21. (ALES &RANCISCAN  4EUTOPOLIS  )# Catholic 8. Winnebago 8. Clifton Central  7ILLIAMSVILLE  "REESE #ENTRAL  3T %DWARD(ARRISBURG3ENECA&AIRFIELD 4. Nashville 2. Newton 1. Class 1A School W-L Pts Prv 1. M.Meridian (6) 16-1 130 2 0 3EYMOUR     3. C.Ridgeview (4) 17-0 109 4 "RIMFIELD     -ADISON     6. Wat.Gibault 14-3 60 6 7ETHERSFIELD     -OOSEHEART     9. Eastland 12-2 34 8 %$UBUQUE    .2 Others receiving votes: 3PRINGFIELD ,UTHERAN(ENRYPolo 10. WoodLAWN!RTHUR ,OVINGTON3HILOH,IBERTY  0UTNAM #OUNTY  #ISSNA 0ARK  Sidell (Jamaica)-Salt Fork 3. St. Anne 3. Milledgeville 3. #AMP 0OINT #ENTRAL  !QUIN  #HAMPAIGN 3T 4HOMAS -ORE 1. Heyworth 1. Altamont 1. Nokomis 1. Okawville 1.

Girls basketball Associated Press polls

Class 4A School W-L Pts Prv 1. H.-Flossmoor (7) 13-2 97 1 2. Whitney Young 16-3 94 2 3. Rolling Meadows 18-3 78 3 4. Edwardsville (3) 16-0 77 4 77ARRENVILLE3     #(-ARIAN     &REMD     8. New Trier 18-0 30 10 .EUQUA6ALLEY    .2 10. River For.Trinity 16-4 13 7 Others receiving votes: "OLINGBROOK  "LOOM 4OWNSHIP  (ERSEY  0LAINFIELD%AST(UNTLEY'ENEVA"RADLEY "OURBONNAIS2OCK)SLAND/AK,AWN Class 3A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Montini (10) 21-1 136 1 2. Joliet Catholic (4) 20-0 130 3 3. Qu.Notre Dame 19-2 93 2 3PRINGFIELD     -ORGAN0ARK     6. Morton 17-3 73 8 7ASHINGTON     "ISHOP-AC     .ORMAL5 (IGH     6ERNON(ILLS    .2 Others receiving votes: #HAMPAIGN #ENTENNIAL  "URLINGTON #ENTRAL  Richwoods 8. Hillcrest 7. Fairbury Prairie #ENTRAL"REESE-ATER$EI#OAL#ITY Rockford Lutheran 2. Mendota 1. Rochester 1. Effingham 1.

Class 2A School W-L Pts Prv 1. St. Th. More (12) 21-2 138 1 "REESE#EN     3. Nashville 18-2 109 3 4EUTOPOLIS     3HERRARD     "YRON     7. Prophetstown 21-2 45 8 8. El Paso-Gridley 12-3 23 6 9. Piasa SW 19-1 21 NR -T#ARMEL    .2 Others receiving votes: Watseka 14. )LLINI 7EST #ARTHAGE  #ARTERVILLE  Marshall 10. Sullivan 10. Litchfield 8. Clinton 7. Westminster Christian 4. Pana 4. Riverdale 2. Havana 2. Oregon 1. Class 1A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Annawan (10) 14-4 109 1 2. Moweaqua A&M 16-4 88 3 )ROQUOIS7EST     0UTNAM#OUNTY     "RIMFIELD     6. Eastland 17-3 42 7 !RCOLA     8. Shiloh 19-3 26 10 #ALHOUN    .2 10. Dan. Schlarman 11-7 22 8 Others receiving votes: South Fulton 14. River Ridge 12. Aquin 12. Carrollton )LLINI"LUFFS'OREVILLE-T0ULASKI Wethersfield 3. Cissna Park 1. Stark County 1. Cowden-Herrick 1.

Sherrard rec. forfeits:       at Orion

MORRISON 66, ST. BEDE 18 106 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *OE %ADS - PIN &UNSFIN  113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; #ODY 6ANDERLAAN - PIN %LNICKI 120 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0HOENIX0ARKS- PIN&LORES 126 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;%THAN&ISCHBACH- PIN+ERASOTES132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0EACOCK3" PIN.OAH #HALLAND138 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$YLAN+ELLER- PIN -AC$IVITT145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hunter Ferguson (M) PIN (OCKING  152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; "ARDO 3" PIN *OHN!NDERSON160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Austin Keller - PIN"ARNES195 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!USTIN3HOUP - PIN #AULFIELD  220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tyler Todd - PIN%DENS285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"ARNES3" PIN "RANDON-EIER Morrison rec. forfeit: 170, 182

MORRISON 40, ORION 30 113 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cody Vanderlaan (M) dec. Jacobson  120 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0HOENIX0ARKS- PIN7EGERER126 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;.ICHOLSON/ PIN%THAN&ISCHBACH132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$IERIKX/ DEC$YLAN +ELLER   138 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hunter Ferguson (M) MAJORDEC-ONISKI 145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sinde (O) PIN4HOMAS/TTENS152 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DeVolder / PIN*OHN!NDERSON160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Austin +ELLER- DEC,ONG 195 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"RIDGEWATER/ DEC!USTIN3HOUP  Orion rec. forfeit: 170 Morrison rec. forfeits: 106, 182, 220, 

Girls bowling Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result at Streator

STREATOR 2,937, STERLING 2,772 STERLING (2 points) $ESTINEE (OWARD    n  -AGAN4INTORI  n0AIGE "AUSER  n3YDNEY3EGRETTO  n!THZIRI1UINTERO    n  %RIN 4ABOR  169-90 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 384. Totals: 919-993-860 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2,772. STREATOR (8 points) !BBY4AYLOR  n3YDNEY 'ILL  n:ARA#RABBE  n+YLIE4AYLOR   n-ADI,IGHT  n+IRA 3COTT  nTotals: 1,000945-992 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2,937.

Wrestling Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Tabor Gym, Rock Falls

STERLING 65, ROCK FALLS 13 120n)SAAC&IGUEROA3 PINNED"REU+NOX  126 n +ONNER 3MITH 2& PINNED :ACH $EPUY  132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jonah KhuntANGTA3 PINNED'AGE"UTLER138 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; !NDREW'ARCIA3 PINNED2OLLIE%LDER 145 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tyson Hall (S) tech. fall Carlos RodriGUEZ 152n.ICK4ERRONEZ3 PINNED .ILES !GER  160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Keagen Kaye (S) PINNED#HRISTIAN4ORRES182 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lucas Newburgh (RF) major dec. Riley Cornwell  285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Francisco Arellano (RF) dec. #ARIEL"EASLEY  Sterling rec. forfeits: 106, 113, 170,   at Sterling

NEWMAN 37, WEST CARROLL 24 106 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!NDREW6AN+AMPEN7# PIN*OHN !CKERT132 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;*EFF#ASEY7# PIN%LI -ONIER160 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"RADY2UDE. MAJOR DEC $EVIN 3AUNDERS   220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Noah ,EFFELMAN. DEC*ORDAN&OSSET 285 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; *OSH !NDERSON 7# PIN -ARCEL "AUBY 3:44 West Carroll rec. forfeits: 120 Newman rec. forfeits:      Double forfeit: 113, 126

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The New York Yankees and Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Masahiro Tanaka agreed on Wednesday to a $155-million, seven-year contract. The Yankees must also pay a $20 million fee to the Japanese team of the 25-year-old right-hander, the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

No surprise Tanaka snubbed Chicago on whom Cubs President Theo Epstein spent Masahiro Tanakaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $103.1 million in 2006, decision to sign a seven- including a $51.1 million year, $155 million deal to posting bid just to secure pitch for the Yankees was negotiating rights for the no surprise to the Cubs Red Sox? or White Sox, who knew Matsuzaka threw what they were getting eight pitches, and had a into when they tossed unique pitching motion their wool caps into the that Sports Illustrated ring. compared to â&#x20AC;&#x153;an elegant But the free agentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s haiku.â&#x20AC;? But he turned out choice was a bigger to be more of a bawdy disappointment for the limerick than an elegant Cubs, who were hoping haiku, starting out strong to convince the 25-year- but going 53-40 with a old Japanese starter he 4.52 ERA over six seasons would be the centerpiece in an injury-plagued of an organization on career that found him the rise rather than just with Mets last season. another star in the YanHow much the Sox and keesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; galaxy. Cubs bid for Tanaka was Sox general manager unknown. Hahn made Rick Hahn said the mar- mention of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;seriousket for Tanaka â&#x20AC;&#x153;took it to ness and magnitudeâ&#x20AC;? of a level we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comthe Sox offer, but they fortable going to in terms werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in the same of the commitment and league as the Yankees. the cost.â&#x20AC;? A major league source The Cubs had no com- said the Cubs â&#x20AC;&#x153;werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ment. that closeâ&#x20AC;? in the end, So is Tanaka the next and added the â&#x20AC;&#x153;runYu Darvish â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Japaawayâ&#x20AC;? narrative on nese ace who thus far Twitter that they would has lived up to his hype â&#x20AC;&#x153;out-bidâ&#x20AC;? anyone was with the Rangers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or the false speculation from next Daisuke Matsuzaka, the outset. BY PAUL SULLIVAN Chicago Tribune


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CLEVELAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When you spend close to a decade with a franchise, friendships form. A trade doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t break those bonds. So, yes, Luol Deng went to dinner with former teammates Tuesday night. And then, just before the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 98-87 victory over the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena, Deng jogged over to hug coach Tom Thibodeau and assistant coach Adrian Griffin and shake hands with the rest of the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; staff. Some things never change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had the NBA app and my home team was the Bulls, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been trying to change it but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how,â&#x20AC;? Deng laughingly told reporters at the morning shootaround. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really annoying when you get updates of the Bulls. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to change getting all these Joakim Noah double-double updates.â&#x20AC;?

Up next:#LIPPERSAT "ULLS PM&RIDAY #3.!- Deng almost received one in person Wednesday as Noah finished with nine points, six assists and 18 rebounds. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Noahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14th straight double-digit rebounding game, the franchiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest streak since Dennis Rodman had 43 straight in 1996-97. The Bulls reached midseason on pace for 42 victories, cracking the .500 barrier with their third straight victory and ninth in 11 games. They did so behind Taj Gibsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career-high-tying 26 points, a second straight 27-point effort from D.J. Augustin, clutch 3-point shooting from Augustin and Mike Dunleavy, and rock-solid defense on Deng. The fourth-leading scorer in Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; franchise history managed just 11 points on 2-for-11 shooting in close to 40 minutes.

DETROIT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reports of the death of the rivalry between the Blackhawks and Red Wings were greatly exaggerated. The teams hooked up for another entertaining hockey game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; something the Original Six franchises have been doing since 1926 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when they took the ice Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena. NHL realignment sent the Wings to the Eastern Conference â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning only two matchups per regular season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but the scarcity of meetings didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t diminish the festivities in the first battle of the 2013-14 campaign. Darren Helm scored the game-winner in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Wings a heartthumping 5-4 victory over the Hawks in the latest chapter of the rivalry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both teams still know what it means to play one another,â&#x20AC;? Hawks captain Jonathan Toews said after the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It might add to it that we see each other less often. [Wednesday night] it was maybe a bit of a slower start but the intensity definitely picked up and we saw the type of game that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re used to out of them. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frustrating we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a way to win.â&#x20AC;? In regulation, Tomas Tatar, Patrick Eaves, Gustav Nyquist and Kyle Quincey had goals for the Wings, while Henrik Zetterberg added three assists and Justin Abdelkader two to provide the offense for goaltender Jonas Gustavsson. The Hawks raced to a two-goal lead early but

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ford suffered the loss in goal. It marked the 17th time the Hawks failed to score in overtime this season, almost unfathomable considering the skill players they have and the open ice with which to work during four-on-four play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We definitely should be picking up more points in extra time with the amount of skill we have,â&#x20AC;? Crawford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just letting them slip away. Even though we were down, we picked up our game in the third and still had some chances to win in the third and in the overtime. It just sucks to lose another point.â&#x20AC;? The team the Wings put on the ice didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much resemble the one that

threw a scare into the Hawks in the Western Conference semifinals last spring before succumbing in overtime of Game 7. Injuries have decimated the Wings, who were without Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk, Daniel Alfredsson and Johan Franzen, among others. Still, it was the Wings who had the Hawks on their heels for much of the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt like we were a step behind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they were skating better,â&#x20AC;? Hawks winger Marian Hossa said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great hockey, lots of intensity, lots of tight battles [and] small holds and the referee couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see it. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it is against this team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re smart.â&#x20AC;?

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

BMO HARRIS BANK N.A., f/k/a Harris N.A., as the assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as the receiver for Amcore Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, v. CYNTHIA L. RAGUSE a/k/a CYNTHIA RAGUSE; AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCE, INC., a California corporation; CITY OF STERLING; UNKNOWN OWNERS; NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OCCUPANTS, Defendants. 13 CH 193 603 13th Avenue Sterling, Illinois 61081 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to the following: UNKNOWN OWNERS, NONRECORD CLAIMANTS AND UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OCCUPANTS, Generally. Notice is hereby given to Defendants in the above-entitled suit that the above-named Plaintiff has filed its Complaint in said Court for Foreclosure pursuant to the mortgage foreclosure laws of the State of Illinois, of the lands and premises in the Complaint situated in Whiteside County, State of Illinois: LOT 8 EXCEPTING THE WEST 51 FEET OF THE SOUTH 15 FEET IN BLOCK 60, EAST OF BROADWAY IN THE CITY OF STERLING, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

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NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said abovenamed Defendants, file your appearance in the said suit in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Whiteside County, Illinois, on or before the February 10, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Stephen G. Daday Kinga M. Lota Klein, Daday, Aretos & O'Donoghue, LLC 2550 West Golf Road, Suite 250 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 847-590-8700 Firm No. 3127015 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 2014


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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 NOTICEPURSUANT to the Business Opportunity Sales Law of 1995, every business opportunity must be registered with the Illinois Securities Department. Protect yourself and get the facts before you hand over your hard earned money by contacting the Illinois Secretary of State's Securities Department at 1800-628-7937. This notice provided as a public service by Sauk Valley Classifieds.

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