Issuu on Google+

Your source for community news and sports 7 days a week.

GET PRIMED FOR BIG GAME BETWEEN HAWKS, PROPHETS

Check the agenda for council meetings STERLING, ROCK FALLS, A3

dailyGAZETTE GIRLS BASKETBALL, B1

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SERVING ROCK FALLS, STERLING AND THE SURROUNDING AREA SINCE 1854

ELECTION 2014 | LEE COUNTY SHERIFF RACE

Police official criticizes Varga Department brass backs incumbent’s challenger BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

DIXON – The second-incommand at the Dixon Police Department says Lee County Sheriff John Varga has committed of “a series of critical mistakes” in major investigations. In a letter to the editor to Sauk Valley Media printed in today’s edition, Dixon police Lt. Brad Sibley said Varga impeded the investigation into the 1983 murder of Gary D. Dawson of Peoria, whose body was found in Lee County. Sibley supports Varga’s opponent, John Simonton, a Dixon police officer, in the March 18 Republican primary. Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com Varga said Sibley’s letter Lee County Sheriff John Varga smiles as Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, greets supporters of Varga’s re-election camdidn’t surprise him. paign during a meet-and-greet Monday evening at the Elks Lodge in Dixon. Varga and his challenger, John Simonton, also a CRITICIZES CONTINUED ON A10 Republican, both held meet-and-greets Monday. Meanwhile, a Dixon Police Department lieutenant criticized Varga’s decisions.

Simonton: It takes a county Plenty of support for Ex-state lieutenant the ‘homegrown kid’ shares regional vision over coffee

State representative among 40 at Varga’s meet-and-greet event

BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

FRANKLIN GROVE – About 13 people – friends, family, and supporters of John Simonton – gathered at Franklin Grove’s Lincolnway Cafe early Monday morning, braving hazardous road conditions to come out and support the man they think should be Lee County’s next sheriff. Simonton, an officer with the Dixon Police Department, was dressed in a denim shirt embroidered

BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521 Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com

Lee County Sheriff candidate John Simonton speaks with customers during a meet-and-greet Monday morning at the Lincolnway Cafe in Franklin Grove. with “John Simonton for Sheriff.” The group of people drank coffee and chatted among themselves as Simonton made his

rounds, introducing himself to people eating breakfast and sipping on their morning coffee. COUNTY CONTINUED ON A2

DIXON – Lee County Sheriff John Varga knows everyone in the room. Or if he doesn’t, you’d never know. He treats them all just like old friends. About 40 supporters showed up to his meet and greet Monday night at Dixon’s Elks Lodge, including members of his family, Lee County Board members and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, who has endorsed Varga

in his re-election bid. Guests milled about, sipping drinks and munching on snacks that his campaign committee had laid about the rather large room. Gary Presley, 53, grew up with Varga. “He represents the county,” Presley said. “He has strong family values. He knows the county. He’s been here all his life. He’s done a good job. “He’s a homegrown kid. That’s what you want, a homegrown kid. ... He’s who we need.” Varga has been Lee County Sheriff since 2006 and has more than 19 years experience in the criminal justice field. HOMEGROWN CONTINUED ON A4

ELECTION 2014 | GOVERNOR RACE

Candidates back new building plan Quinn: Nearly completed $31B project creates thousands of jobs SPRINGFIELD (AP) – With the largest statewide public construction program in Illinois history nearing its end, all of the 2014 candidates for governor say the state should approve another one. But their ideas on what it should look like and how to pay for it vary. Gov. Pat Quinn, a Chicago Democrat seeking re-election, signed the current capital construction program weeks

$1.00

TODAY’S EDITION: 28 PAGES 2 SECTIONS VOL. 160 ISSUE 50

after taking office in 2009. The 6-year, $31 billion statewide initiative was the first of its kind in about a decade, and Quinn’s office says it has been used to fix thousands of miles of roads, update transit systems and put thousands of people to work. Quinn has said he expects the Legislature to consider a new plan this spring. He told The Associated Press his admin-

INDEX

istration is still looking into how to fund it, but suggested the state could eliminate some corporate tax breaks – which he described as “loopholes” – to come up with some of the money. Lawmakers approved video gambling and tax hikes on liquor and other products to help pay for the current building program.

ABBY ................... A8 COMICS ............. A12 CROSSWORD....B14

BUILDNG CONTINUED ON A4

LIFESTYLE ........... A7 LOTTERY ............. A2 OBITUARIES ........ A4

AP

OPINION .............. A6 OBITUARIES ........ A4 SPORTS ...............B1

Today’s weather High 39. Low 18. More on A3.

Cars pass a road construction project Feb. 3 in Springfield. With the largest public construction program in Illinois history nearing its end, all of the candidates for governor in 2014 say the state should approve another one.

Need work? Check out your classifieds, B6.

TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE PAPER, CALL 815-625-3600 OR 800-798-4085


!s$AILY'AZETTE

WWWSAUKVALLEYCOM

4UESDAY &EBRUARY 

COMMUNITY WATCH 3UNDAYINTHEBLOCK GIVENNOTICETOAPPEARIN OF7EST.INTH3TREET,EE COURT #OUNTYWARRANTFORFAILURE Andrew Eugene Snow TOAPPEARTAKENTO,EE  OF2OCK&ALLS #OUNTY*AIL AM&RIDAYWARRANTFOR Getting it right Thomas W. Lillyman CONTEMPTPOSTEDBOND 7ECAREABOUTACCU  OF$IXONAM ANDGIVENNOTICETOAPPEAR RACY ANDWEWANTTO 3UNDAYATTHEINTERSEC INCOURT CORRECTERRORSPROMPTLY TIONOF2AVINE!VENUEAND 0LEASECALLMISTAKESTO %AST2IVER2OADDRIVING OURATTENTIONAT  Ogle County Sheriff WHILELICENSEREVOKED OR   Nicholas Castillo  OF DRIVINGUNDERTHEINFLUENCE EXTOR &ORRESTONAM3AT OFALCOHOL IMPROPERLANE Corrections URDAYAT7HITE/AK2OAD USAGE CRIMINALTRESPASS !NARTICLEIN-ONDAYS TOMOTORVEHICLETAKENTO AND4HIRD!VENUEIN&ORRES EDITIONSMISSPELLEDTHE TONUNLAWFULPOSSESSIONOF ,EE#OUNTY*AIL FIRSTNAMEOF-ELANIE"AT DRUGPARAPHERNALIA UNLAWFUL Angela M. Baker  TLES MOTHEROF2OCK&ALLS POSSESSIONOFCANNABISLESS OF$IXONPM3AT (IGH3CHOOLS$ECEMBER THANGRAMSTAKENTO URDAYINTHEBLOCK 3TUDENTOFTHE-ONTH /GLE#OUNTY*AILANDHELDIN OF&ACTORY3TREET,EE -ICHAEL"ATTLES LIEUOFBOND #OUNTYWARRANTFORFAILURE 4HEBONDSETFOR VIncent Swope  OF TOAPPEARPOSTEDBOND 4YSHEED$3TEWARDON 2OCHELLE&RIDAYWARRANTn ANDGIVENNOTICETOAPPEAR 3UNDAYWAS  MOTIONTOINCREASEBOND INCOURT NOT  ASERRANTLY STATEDINAHEADLINE Victor J. Garland  OF HELDAT/GLE#OUNTY*AIL ALSOIN-ONDAYSEDI 2OCK&ALLSPM3AT ANDGIVENNOTICETOAPPEAR INCOURT TIONS URDAYINTHEBLOCKOF "RAD+OLBWASMISIDEN 3OUTH(ENNEPIN!VENUE TIFIEDAS$AN'RILLOINTHE ,EE#OUNTYWARRANTFOR One injured in 3AUK6ALLEY&OOD"ANK FAILURETOAPPEARPOSTED Saturday crash PHOTOTHATRANON0AGE BONDANDGIVENNOTICETO #OF367EEKEND /',%#/5.49n!3TILL APPEARINCOURT 7EREGRETTHEERRORS Patricia S. Kimball  MAN6ALLEYWOMANRECEIVED MINORINJURIES3ATURDAYINA OF$IXONPM3AT SINGLE VEHICLECRASHONSTATE URDAYINTHEBLOCK 2OUTE%AST OF%STATES2OAD,EE /GLE#OUNTY3HERIFFS #OUNTYWARRANTFORFAILURE Sterling Police DEPUTIESRESPONDEDTO TOAPPEARPOSTEDBOND Jeremy P. Walters  OF THESCENEATPM!N 3TERLINGAM3UNDAY ANDGIVENNOTICETOAPPEAR INVESTIGATIONREVEALEDTHAT INCOURT INTHEBLOCKOF3EVENTH ANEASTBOUND'-# Christina L. Reed  !VENUE7HITESIDE#OUNTY 356DRIVENBY-AUREEN WARRANTFORFAILURETOAPPEAR OF7ONDERLAKEPM (ANNON  SKIDDEDOFF 3ATURDAYINTHEBLOCK nVIOLATIONOFORDEROFPRO THESOUTHSIDEOFTHEROAD OF7EST&IRST3TREET,EE TECTIONTAKENTO7HITESIDE #OUNTYWARRANTFORFAILURE ANDSTRUCKATREE #OUNTY*AIL (ANNONWASTAKENTO TOAPPEAR Samuel Munoz  OF 2OCHELLE#OMMUNITY(OS 3TERLINGPM3UNDAY PITALBY3TILLMAN6ALLEY&IRE AT7EST&OURTH3TREETAND Lee County $EPARTMENTAMBULANCE $IXON#OURTNOVALIDDRIV (ERCONDITIONWASUNAVAIL Sheriff ERSLICENSE SUSPENDED ABLE-ONDAY Adam Kenneth KenREGISTRATIONFORMANDATORY nedy  OF-ENDOTA INSURANCEVIOLATION NO INSURANCEGIVENNOTICETO PM3ATURDAYDRIV INGUNDERTHEINFLUENCEOF APPEARINCOURT ALCOHOLPOSTEDBONDAND (APPYBELATEDBIRTHDAYTO Shawn L. Willis  OF GIVENNOTICETOAPPEARIN 4ONI0ARTINGTONON-ONDAY 0OLOPM3UNDAY (APPYBIRTHDAYTO4OM AT7EST&OURTH3TREETAND COURT "EMIS *ANE!PPLE ,ARRY Jeffery Lee Green  -APLE,ANESPEEDING OF2OCHELLEPM3AT 7HITEBREAD #HELSEY!SBURY GIVENNOTICETOAPPEARIN URDAYDRIVINGWHILELICENSE  AND*UDY"ALDWIN ALL COURT REVOKEDPOSTEDBONDAND TODAY David A. Martin  OF4AMPICOPM 3UNDAYINTHEBLOCK OF7EST&OURTH3TREETNO INSURANCE NOCERTIFICATE OFTITLE FAILURETOSECURE NEWREGISTRATION NOVALID REGISTRATIONGIVENNOTICE CALL TOAPPEARINCOURT NOW! Adeeba I. Rashid  OF+EWANEEPM NO OBLIGATION & CONFIDENTAIL! 3UNDAYAT%AST,E&EVRE START D DRIVING TODAY! 2OADANDTH!VENUE DRIVINGWHILELICENSESUS PENDEDGIVENNOTICETO APPEARINCOURT Laurin R. McCaffrey  OF3TERLING PM3UNDAYINTHE BLOCKOF%AST&OURTH 3TREET7HITESIDE#OUNTY WARRANTFORFAILURETO APPEARnDRIVINGUNDER THEINFLUENCEPOSTED CASHBOND

Were we in

ERROR?

FIRE & POLICE Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com

Lee County Sheriff candidate John Simonton speaks with customers early Monday morning at the Lincolnway Cafe in Franklin Grove. Simonton held a meetand-greet at the restaurant to speak with residents.

Lieutenants show support at meet-and-greet event COUNTY

CONTINUED FROM A1

Among the group of people who showed up to support him were Dixon Police Department lieutenants Brad Sibley and Clay Whelan. Also there was Shelley Dallas, the director of Lee County’s 911 agency. Two employees of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department were there, too, to show their support for Simonton as he challenges incumbent John Varga, but declined to be interviewed or photographed. Both candidates are Republican, and there are no Democractic challengers for the March 18 primary election. Simonton, a retired Illinois State Police lieutenant, was also joined by his wife, Carrie, who sported a blue polo similar to her husband’s. Simonton, originally from Mendota, climbed the state police ranks to commander of the special operations command, the title he held when he retired. “I didn’t set out to run for sheriff when I retired from the state police in 2010,� he said. At first, he set out to help with training. But then, as he tells it, the

Dixon Police Department needed some help with their patrol numbers and with training. “Along the way, I had heard that there were some issues with the sheriff’s department in regard to their relationships with other agencies, and that the deputies were not getting the training that they needed,� he said. He then went to Varga to offer his services, and says he never heard back. That’s when he was hired by the Dixon Police Department. He then said he contacted Varga again. After spending some time training the tactical team, Simonton brought up the idea of blending the two agencies’ tactical teams together, to make them more of a regional team. “My long-range thought is for us to start training together, so let’s start with the tactical teams,� he said. Simonton says, again, he never heard back. “So now I’m getting more and more serious about trying to do something different with the sheriff’s department, and just improving their relationships throughout the county,� he said. “The only way to do that is running for sheriff.

And, so, lo and behold, here I am.� Other issues he raised included a lack of computers in squad cars, insufficient training, and what he sees as being an outdated set of policies. “There’s a lot of changes that need to be with the sheriff’s department from a leadership perspective,� Sibley said. “Not the least of which is getting along with other organizations and developing relationships with other public safety entities throughout the county, and that is not getting done.� “John Varga definitely lacks the experience for his position,� Whelan said. “He’s never been a police officer; he’s never been out there working an investigation. I’ve known John Varga for a very long time ... He’s a nice guy. Just, unfortunately, I think he’s unqualified for the position.� When the event began, a sign promoting Varga, could be seen just outside the cafe. It was later found out that the sign had been deliberately placed there just before Simonton’s group was to arrive. By the end of the meet and greet, a Simonton sign had been placed in the pile of snow right next to the Varga one.

BIRTHDAYS

FAST, EASY

CREDIT APPROVAL!

815-625-9600

Rock Falls Police

My 3 Evening:   

Pick Four-Evening:    &IREBALL

Estimated Lotto jackpot: MILLION

Jakob Lerma  OF 2OCK&ALLSAM 4HURSDAYPOSSESSIONOF DRUGPARAPHERNALIAGIVEN NOTICETOAPPEARINCOURT Jenna McThenia  OF3TERLINGAM3AT URDAYDRIVINGUNDERTHE INFLUENCE IMPROPERLANE USAGEGIVENNOTICETO APPEARINCOURT Nina Morton  OF #ALUMET#ITYPM 3UNDAYWARRANTFORFAILURE TOAPPEARnTRAFFICOFFENSE BONDEDOUT

Pick Three-Midday:   &IREBALL

Lucky Day Lotto Midday:     

Estimated Mega Millions jackpot: MILLION

Dixon Police

Pick Three-Evening:   &IREBALL

Lucky Day Lotto Evening:     

Estimated Powerball jackpot: MILLION

Pick Four-Midday:    &IREBALL

Lotto:       %XTRASHOT

LOTTERY NUMBERS My 3 Midday:   

$100 OFF Present this coupon to our technician and recieve $100 OFF our regular installed price

plus recieve a full 2-year parts and labor guarantee

œ˜`>Ăž ‡ Ă€Âˆ`>Ăž ™‡x\Î䍓 U ->ĂŒĂ•Ă€`>Ăž ™‡Î “

For information on newspaper subscriptions, classified advertisements, display advertisements or billing please dial: 815-625-3600 or 1-800-798-4085 Fax 815-625-9390 www.saukvalley.com Production Director ........................................................... Ernest Appleyard Advertising Director............................................................. Jennifer Baratta Human Resources ........................................................................Kris Boggs Press Foreman ....................................................................... Randy Jacobs Telegraph General Manager .....................................................Ed Bushman Finance Director ...................................................................Joanne Doherty Circulation Director ......................................................... Sheryl Gulbranson Executive Editor ......................................................................... Larry Lough Publisher ................................................................................Trevis Mayfield Managing Editor ..........................................................................Jeff Rogers

SUBSCRIPTION RATES Carrier - Payable in advance 26 Weeks 52 Weeks   Motor Routes 13 Weeks 26 Weeks 52 Weeks    Mail Inside Primary Market Area 13 Weeks 26 Weeks 52 Weeks    Mail Outside Primary Market Area 13 Weeks 26 Weeks 52 Weeks   

Our spring thaw is drawing near. Is your SUMP PUMP ready for the workout it is headed for? Beat the rush and make sure your property is protected. Replace your old Sump Pump NOW while they are in stock!

815-625-3751

3200 East Lincolnway, Sterling, IL 61081

Dale A. Milliman  OF/REGONPM

Lots of snow means lots of flooding if it melts quickly!

806 E. 3rd Street, Sterling

dailyGAZETTE

Call for your appointment We answer our phones Live 24/7 Sterling 625-3252 Dixon 288-7915

Offerexpires Feb28,2014

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed... or YOU don’t Pay!

13 Weeks 

3INGLE#OPYDAILY7EEKEND NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS 3UBSCRIBERSRECEIVINGTHEPAPERBYCARRIERSHOULDKNOWHISHERCARRIERANDIF HEORSHEMISSESYOUTHEYSHOULDBECALLEDIMMEDIATELY)FYOUCANNOTREACHYOUR CARRIER CALLTHE'AZETTEOFFICEFROMAMTOPMWEEKDAYS AM TONOON3ATURDAYS/FFICEISCLOSEDON3ATURDAYS 4HE$AILY'AZETTEISPUBLISHEDDAILY -ONDAYTHROUGH&RIDAYWITHTHEEXCEPTION OFGENERALLEGALHOLIDAYSAT %AST,INCOLNWAY 3TERLING ),0ERIODICALS POSTAGEPAIDAT3TERLING )LLINOIS $!),9'!:%44%5303   .OPAPERSENTTHROUGHTHE0OST/FFICEINTHECITYCARRIERDISTRICTOF3TERLINGOR 2OCK&ALLS0/34-!34%23ENDADDRESSCHANGESTOTHE$!),9'!:%44% 0/ "/8 34%2,).' ),,)./)3 4HE $AILY 'AZETTE IS A MEMBER OF THE !SSOCIATED 0RESS WHICH IS ENTITLED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE USE OF ALL LOCAL NEWS PRINTED IN THIS NEWSPAPER -EMBER OF 3HAW.EWSPAPERSANDTHE!UDIT"UREAUOF#IRCULATIONS 4HEPUBLISHERSHALLNOTBELIABLEFORDAMAGESARISINGOUTOFERRORSINADVER TISEMENTSBEYONDTHEAMOUNTPAIDFORSPACEACTUALLYOCCUPIEDBYTHATPORTION OF THE ADVERTISEMENT IN WHICH THE ERROR OCCURRED WHETHER SUCH ERROR IS DUE TO THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE PUBLISHERS STAFF OR OTHERWISE AND THERE SHALL BE NO LIABILITYFORNON INSERTIONOFANYADVERTISEMENTBEYONDTHEAMOUNTPAIDFORSUCH ADVERTISEMENT


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

www.saukvalley.com

$AILY'AZETTEs!

ROCK FALLS

STERLING

City looks to begin canal lease talks City’s first budget BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

ROCK FALLS – City Administrator Robbin Blackert will seek approval at tonight’s City Council meeting to begin negotiations on the terms of a lease agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to bring a part of the Hennepin Canal into the city limits. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers. The city wants to annex

2.2 miles of the canal that extends through the city, from the Arduini boat ramp to the state Route 40 bridge outside the city. If an annexation agreement is reached, it would be drawn up as an ordinance, subject to approval by the council. Through annexation, the city would gain more control over the area, making it easier to do upgrades and opening the door to grant opportunities. The resourcedepleted IDNR would

gain manpower from the city and volunteers to help maintain the area. “We already have several other similar lease agreements along that route, and those leases would likely be rolled in with the others,� Mayor Bill Wescott said. A lease agreement would delineate the shared maintenance duties between the city and IDNR, said Dave Hahne, superintendent of Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park. “The simple things

would be under their jurisdiction,� Hahne said. “Things like mowing, picking up trash. We would retain the infrastructure duties, like trees, banks and levees.� The Hennepin CanalTrails Committee met for the first time Thursday. The new panel has been looking at results of a public survey taken on the proposed annexation, and trying to pin down how much it would cost the city. A pending litigation matter will be discussed in executive session.

FROM SVM ONLINE: THE LIST

Primary contests to follow in the area BY JEFF ROGERS jrogers@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 591

‘The List’

Primary elections in Illinois are about a month away. Excited yet? I didn’t think so. Enthusiasm during mid-term elections (no presidential contests) tends to wane. And, let’s face it, there just isn’t much on the March 18 ballots this year to get excited about. But there are a few interesting races. A couple of them are very interesting. Here are 5 primary contests to follow in the next 32 days. 1. Governor, Republican Party Yes, Gov. Pat Quinn technically has a primary challenger. But no one expects Tio Hardiman (heard of him?) to present an actual challenge to Quinn. But it will be very interesting to see who among Bruce Rauner, Dan Rutherford, Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady will end up on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The polls, if you believe them, suggest it will be Rauner.

Sauk Valley Media’s BLOG h4HE,IST v features lists of many topics from SVM staff. Go to saukvalley.com to get your fix of lists. 2. Ogle County Sheriff, Republican Party For all intents and purposes, next month’s primary is the general election for this race in Ogle County. Sheriff Michael Harn, whose spending and savings in his department have been the subject of a number of stories in our newspapers in recent weeks, has two Republican challengers – Brian VanVickle and Joe Drought, both from Rochelle. Will two challengers split the Harn opposition vote? Will the media’s and Ogle County Board’s attention to two fund expenditures have any impact, positive or negative, for Harn? It will be interesting to find out.

3. Lee County Sheriff, Republican Party Like the race for Ogle County sheriff, there is no Democratic Party candidate, though the party could fill the vacancy after the primary election. John Varga, who has been sheriff since 2006, is being challenged by John Simonton, a Dixon police officer and retired state police lieutenant. 4. Ogle County State’s Attorney, Republican Party Mike Rock, who was appointed Ogle County state’s attorney early last year, faces a primary challenge from attorney Eric Morrow. How has Rock’s first year on the job gone? Republican voters will weigh in. There is no Democratic Party candidate.

5. Sales tax increase proposals Voters in Whiteside and Carroll counties will be asked to approve a 1 percentage point sales tax to be used to pay for school building projects. Such requests have been rejected in the past in the Sauk Valley. Any reason to expect anything different this time around? There also are contested Republican Party primaries in the U.S. Senate race (to challenge Sen. Dick Durbin) and for state treasurer. Bonus points if you can name the candidates. Also, 16th district Congressman Adam Kinzinger is being challenged by Rockford Tea Party coordinator David Hale in the Republican primary. Not seeing any evidence that race will turn interesting, either. But you never know. There’s a month to go.

workshop tonight BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

STERLING – The City Council will meet tonight because of the city’s observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday. After its regular 6:30 p.m. meeting, the council will remain in council chambers for a budget study session. City Administrator Scott Shumard will present preliminary budget numbers to the council. This is the point in which the budget process begins in earnest at the council level, Mayor Skip Lee said. “These are very preliminary numbers, but it’s the first time this year we’ll get a look at the numbers for this bud-

Smiddy recognizes Small businesses Rock Falls Chamber set to offer deals 2/#+&!,,3n3TATE 2EP-IKE3MIDDY $ (ILLsdale, recently presented the Rock Falls Chamber with a certificate of recognition for the chamber’s help to Civic Plaza II residents. Chamber staff provided the city of Rock Falls and THE!MERICAN2ED#ROSS with contact information when a sprinkler pipe burst in January at Civic Plaza. Staff members also helped prepare and open the Rock Falls Community Building as a temporary shelter for plaza residents.

815-285-3474 ROCHELLE - 1225 Caron Rd. STERLING - 2536 E Lincolnway

Sauk Valley Weather

5-Day Forecast

Today

Solar Table

Wed.

Sunset tonight..............................................5:36 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................................6:49 a.m.

Thu.

–SVM staff reports

$

-$

501 Locust St., Sterling 815-625-4375 www.callsbm.com

REPLAY, INC.

Yesterday .................................................4.50�

34%2,).'n3MALLBUSInesses across the Sauk Valley will present specials, cultural events and more Saturday during Shop Small Saturday. Sauk Valley Shop Small is a year-round effort to increase awareness of local mom and pop stores. Shoppers who wear a button for Sauk Valley Shop Small will receive button deals. Visit www.facebook. com/SaukValleyShopSmall for a list of merchants who will take part.

‘S

$

Precipitation

get,� Lee said. “We’ll start going through the major funds and get the discussion started.� The budget session is open to the public. When the budget is completed, it is made available for general viewing, and a public hearing is held before it can be approved by the council.

IN BRIEF

$

DIXON - 955 N. Galena Ave. OREGON - 305 Washington St.

Next meeting The Sterling City Council next meets at TONIGHTAT#ITY(ALL 4HIRD!VE ONTHE first floor in the council CHAMBERS!BUDGET workshop will be held after the meeting. Go to www.ci.sterling. ILUSORCALL#ITY(ALLAT   FORAN agenda or more information.

Fri.

Sat.

From minor dents to major body repairs, we’ll get your car back in shape.

D.M.S. AUTOBODY Dixon Metal Specialties

For your next autobody repairs See Rich or Eric Kanzler 39/18°

Partly sunny

34/19°

Partly sunny

36/16°

Rain, ice possible

31/18°

Partly sunny

29/19°

Cloudy with snow

$IXON 3TERLING &REEWAY $IXON ), s 


!s$AILY'AZETTE

WWWSAUKVALLEYCOM

4UESDAY &EBRUARY 

OBITUARIES Donald ‘Gene’ Kelly FULTON – Donald “Gene� Kelly, 80, of Fulton, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Gene was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Butte, Mont., to William A. and Evelyn G. (Raguet) Kelly. He attended school in several western states until settling in East Peoria in 1945. He was a 1952 graduate of East Peoria High School. He served in the Navy from 1952 to 1954. Gene married Lois Ann Rathburn on June 26, 1959. He was employed at the former Patent Novelty Co. in Fulton, where he learned the tool and die making trade. He then was employed as a tool and die maker and a mold maker at General Electric Co. for 18 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers . He was a former member of the Savanna Moose Lodge.

He was a member of the Fulton American Legion and Clinton AMVETS Post 28. He bowled a number of years on leagues in Fulton and Morrison. Gene was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and a St. Louis Cardinals fan since 1946. Survivors include his wife, Lois; two daughters, Gina (Louis) Grant and Joni (Tony Davis) Scheper; seven grandsons; three granddaughters; 20 great-grandchildren; one niece; and two great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother in infancy, one nephew, and one great-grandson. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton, with the Rev. Jim Jensen officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Clinton, Iowa. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

John P. Golick STERLING – John Paul Golick, 95, of Sterling, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. John was born June 27, 1918, in Canton, to Roch T. and Zora V. Golick. He served our county in the Army Air Forces from 1941 to 1942 during World War II. John married Joan M. Kane on May 15, 1959, in Sterling. He worked for General Electric Co., in Morrison for 28 years as an engineer, and retired in 1984. John was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Patricia (Rick) Harris of Phoenix, Mary (Ed) Mulligan of Olin, Iowa, Margaret White of Lost Nation, Suzanne (Richard) Null of Animosa, Iowa, and Karen (Gary) Gunderson of Clackamas, Ore.; four sons, John Paul (Mary

Ann) Golick of Durham, N.C., Tim (Debbie) Golick of Marcellus, N.Y., Michael (Hope) Golick of LeClaire, Iowa, and Christopher (Lea) Golick of Bloomington; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; his first wife, Joan (O’Connor); one daughter, Ann (Jack) Sulouff; and one grandson. At John’s request, his body has been donated to science. The family will be present from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and a Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Roger C. Lawson BRODHEAD, Wis. – Roger C. Lawson, 70, of Brodhead, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, Wis. He was born Sept. 30, 1943, in Sterling, the son of Martin and Rita (Fitzgerald) Lawson. He married Terry Flanigan on June 18, 1995, in Brodhead. He is survived by his wife; three children;

three stepchildren; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday and the memorial service at noon Wednesday at D.L. Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead. Visit www.dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE WEEK Today’s visitations: Ella R. MailandOF"YRON  AMAT#OURT 3TREET5NITED-ETHODIST #HURCHIN2OCKFORD Dorothy V. YocumOF -OUNT-ORRIS  AM AT"EVERAGE ,YONS&AMILY &UNERAL(OMEIN!SHTON Today’s funerals: Ella R. MailandOF"YRON AMAT#OURT3TREET 5NITED-ETHODIST#HURCHIN 2OCKFORD Dorothy V. YocumOF -OUNT-ORRIS AMAT "EVERAGE ,YONS&AMILY &UNERAL(OMEIN!SHTON Wednesday visitations: Richard D. DanekasOF #HANA  AMAT 5NGER (ORNER&UNERAL(OME IN#HANA Lorella M. WiseOF3TERLING FORMERLYOF7ALNUT  AMAT-C$ONALD &UNERAL(OMEIN2OCK&ALLS Catheryn L. RichardOF ,ANARK NOON PMAT 2USSELL &RANK&UNERAL(OME IN,ANARK Donald “Geneâ€? Kelly OF&ULTON NOON PMAT -C$ONALD&UNERAL(OMEIN &ULTON Wednesday funerals: Lorella M. WiseOF3TER

LING FORMERLYOF7ALNUT AMAT-C$ONALD &UNERAL(OMEIN2OCK&ALLS Richard D. DanekasOF #HANA NOONAT&IRST0RESBY TERIAN#HURCHIN#HANA Donald “Geneâ€? KellyOF &ULTON PMAT-C$ONALD &UNERAL(OMEIN&ULTON Catheryn L. RichardOF ,ANARK PMAT2USSELL &RANK&UNERAL(OMEIN ,ANARK Thursday visitations: Donna R. OlsonOF2OCK &ALLS  PMAT-C$ONALD &UNERAL(OMEIN2OCK&ALLS Friday visitations: Carl H. EversonOF3TER LING GATHERINGOFFAMILY ANDFRIENDS  AM AT3ACRED(EART#ATHOLIC #HURCHIN3TERLING Friday funerals: Donna R. OlsonOF2OCK &ALLS AMAT2OCK&ALLS 5NITED-ETHODIST#HURCH Carl H. EversonOF3TER LING AM-ASSAT 3ACRED(EART#ATHOLIC #HURCHIN3TERLING Saturday funerals: John P. GolickOF3TERLING AM-ASS WITHFAMILY PRESENTFROM AM AT 3T-ARY#ATHOLIC#HURCHIN 3TERLING

Carl H. Everson STERLING – Carl H. Everson, 90, of Sterling, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. He was born May 17, 1923, in Stoughton, Wis., the son of Carl Olai and Christine (Hegge) Everson. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Carl had worked as a chemical engineer with the former Universal Oil Products in McCook (now Honeywell). He married the former Laura L. Olsen Appleton on May 29, 1982, in Galena. Carl was an avid piano player, having played at Avonlea and Heritage Woods, both in Sterling. He enjoyed birdwatching, and in the past, snow skiing and camping. Carl and his wife, Laura, met and made many friends at their morning breakfast gatherings at the Sterling McDonald’s. Surviving is his wife, Laura; two daughters, Ann Kristen Everson

of San Mateo, Calif., and Mary Lynn Everson of Oak Park; his sister, Harriett Zieman of Connecticut; three grandchildren, Kari Everson, Joy Lynn Everson and Jamie Everson; and his stepgrandson, Sean Appleton. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marion Everson; and his stepson, Scott Appleton. A gathering of friends and family will be from 10 to 10:25 a.m. Friday and the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Bruce Ludeke officiating. McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Sierra Club will be established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

William Thrasher HARMON – William Thrasher, 78, of Harmon, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2014, at his home. Garland Funeral Home in Walnut is handling arrangements.

Donna R. Olson ROCK FALLS – Donna R. Olson, 68, of Rock Falls, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Donna was born May 12, 1945, in Sterling, the daughter of Dorothy (Harty) and Raymond Scott Jr. She worked at several area nursing homes in the dietary department, including Coventry Living Center, and upon retirement, at County Market in Sterling. Before that, she worked for Dr. John McDonnell as a receptionist, and was the former owner of Olson’s Corral Restaurant in Morrison. She was a member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church. She was an animal lover. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, and she loved her family. Donna enjoyed people and was very generous with her time and talents. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Masini of Sterling; two sons, Brian (Judith) Olson and Scott Olson, and one sister, Marian Rosengren, all of Rock Falls; four broth-

ers, Kenneth (Donna) Scott of Oregon, and Gary (Vickie) Scott, Steve (Sandy) Scott, and Rod (Sue) Scott, all of Rock Falls; five grandchildren, Billy Masini, Connor Olson, Collin Olson, MacKenzie Olson, and Ashton Olson; two stepgrandchildren, Klarissa Lacroix and Brett Lacroix; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Dennis Scott; one son-in-law, Bill Masini; and one brother-in-law, Steve Rosengren. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rock Falls United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Fassig officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Memorials have been established to Rock Falls United Methodist Church and Hospice of the Rock River Valley. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Richard D. Danekas CHANA – Richard D. Danekas, 80, of Chana, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He farmed most of his life in the Chana area with his father and brothers. Richard was born Aug. 9, 1933, in West Brooklyn, to Wilfred and Laura (Frakes) Danekas. He married Doris Irene Zell on Nov. 14, 1958, in Chana. Survivors include his wife; six children: Diane (Jeff) Strite and Lora (Steve) Stenzel, both of Oregon, Rick (Janice) Danekas of Mount Morris, Kim Marth of Chana, Jim (Joanne) Danekas of Leaf River, and Chuck (Menchu) Danekas of Polo; his brother, Bob (Delores) Danekas of Rochelle; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grand-

children; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; two brothers, Wayne and Wilfred Jr.; and his daughter, Dixie. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday and the funeral at noon Wednesday at Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle, with the Rev. Al Meyer officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road in Rochelle. Burial will be at Trinity Memory Gardens in Rochelle. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society and Oregon Ambulance Service. Visit www.ungerhorner.com to send condolences.

Isaac D. Lair

STERLING – Isaac D. Lair, 40, of Sterling, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Helen L. Flowers Schiling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements. FRANKLIN GROVE – Helen L. Flowers, 100, of Franklin Grove, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. Obituary information Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling All obituaries, including box on Page A2 the next arrangements. death notices, are due by publication day after we 2 p.m. Sunday through are notified of an error. Harold Scott Friday if sent via email, Receipt of all obituarSTERLING – Harold Scott, 86, of Sterling, died obituaries@saukvalley. ies must be confirmed by Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in com or fax, 815-625-9390. phone. Obituary corrections For more information, Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrange- and clarifications will call 800-798-4085 ext. 530 appear in the Corrections or 502. ments.

Board member: Varga Analysis: most state roads need work makes finances work BUILDING CONTINUED FROM A1

HOMEGROWN

CONTINUED FROM A1

Varga’s experience includes as a probation officer, correctional officer, chief bailiff, and then chief deputy for Lee County. John Nicholson, 64, of Franklin Grove, serves on the Lee County Board, and has worked closely with Varga since his election. “The one thing I like about John is he’s very outspoken about his budget, but he stays within it,� Nicholson said. “If he needs help with it, he’s the first one to come to the finance committee and tell you what he needs. “If we can help him out, if we can get it to him, fine. If we can’t, he sucks it up and makes do with what

he has. That’s what I like about him. He tells you exactly what he needs. He’s a straight shooter.� Varga, a Republican, is running against Dixon Police officer and retired Illinois State Police lieutenant John Simonton. There is no Democrat in the race. The primary election is March 18. Kinzinger, there to support his pick in the sheriff’s race, drove up for the event from his home in Cambridge, Varga said. “I think John’s a great guy. He’s done a great job for the community,� Kinzinger said. “There are obviously two good people in this race, but I think John has been a very strong sheriff. ... I think he’s dedicated to the community and somebody who I want to support.�

All of the Republicans seeking the March GOP nomination – state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, businessman Bruce Rauner and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford – said in response to an AP questionnaire that upgrading the state’s infrastructure is key to attracting and keeping business and residents in Illinois. Dillard noted the state has a backlog of projects waiting to be completed. “This is not good for economic development or the future of our infrastructure,� the Hinsdale lawmaker said. The most recent analysis of the state’s needs by the American Society of Civil Engineers concluded nearly three-quarters

of Illinois’ roads are in poor or mediocre condition and almost one-fifth of its bridges are either “structurally deficient� or “functionally obsolete.� In the Illinois State Board of Education’s most recent survey, school districts reported more than $7 billion in capital needs. Dillard, who voted for the 2009 plan, said any new capital program should be paid for through a mix of bonds and “pay-as-you-go.� He

said he would consider a combination of options for funding, including user fees and private investment. Brady voted for current program – known as “Illinois Jobs Now� – but against a separate bill that allowed video gambling to help fund it. Rauner, of Winnetka, said he supports a “responsible� capital bill but also thinks Illinois needs to look toward “other creative infrastructure options.� Ruth-

Winter Decorations Will Be Removed From The Cemetery

April 1st, 2014

Oak Knoll Memorial Park  0ENNINGTON 2OAD 3TERLING s   

erford said the state needs “an ongoing process� that includes updating internet, electric and natural gas services.

Gebhardt No words could ever express our appreciation for the love and support so many have shown after the passing of Nancy. We are deeply grateful. Thank you to those who cared for Nancy at Polo Rehab & Health Care, Sterling Pavilion and CGH. You gave her love and respect. Ray Gebhardt Le-Anne & Gary Nye & Family Craig & Kim Gebhardt & Family


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

www.saukvalley.com

$AILY'AZETTEs!

MATHCOUNTS

Local students flex their math muscles Byron Middle school, two Dixon students advance to state contest BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com    EXT

DIXON – Quickly: When Bob exercises, he does jumping jacks for 5 minutes and then walks the track at 4 minutes per lap. If he exercised for 73 minutes on Monday, how many laps did he walk? OK, try this: What number is 17 less than its negative? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth. These are just a few of the questions 53 middleschoolers from six area schools had to answer Saturday in their quest to advance to the state Mathcounts competition. Topics included probability, statistics, linear

algebra and polynomials. Answers were provided in written tests and fastpaced verbal matches. The No. 1. team, Byron Middle School, and the two individuals not on the first-place team, in this case, Kirsten Tunik and Alex Harvey, will represent the area at the state contest, which will be held March 8 in Lisle. The second- through fourth-place finishers of the annual contest, held at Sauk Valley Community College, were St. Anne School in Dixon, Rochelle Middle School and St. Mary School Dixon. Morrison Junior High School and St. Mary School in Sterling also participated.

More online Go to www.illinoisengineer.com for complete results and more information on Mathcounts.

Submitted

Fifty-three middle-schoolers took part in a Mathcounts event Saturday at Sauk Valley Community College with a spot in the state competition on the line. The first- through fourth-place individual winners were Eric Hoshaw Buck, of Byron Middle School; Tunink, of St. Anne; Harvey, of

Rochelle Middle School; and Drake Farster, of St. Mary in Dixon. Winners at state will go on to compete in the national competition, to

DIXON

IN BRIEF

Both sheriff hopefuls to attend forum

Weather delays gambling hearing

STAFF REPORT news@saukvalley.com    EXT

DIXON – Both Lee County sheriff’s candidates have confirmed they’ll participate in a candidate forum next week. Sheriff John Varga had already told the Sauk Valley Tea Party that he would attend the forum at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Loveland Community

John Simonton

John Varga

House, 513 W. Second St. Because of a website form glitch, the group’s invitations didn’t reach Varga’s opponent, John

Simonton. After learning about the event, Simonton said he reached out to the tea party to express his interest in participating. The two are facing off in the March 18 Republican primary. David Hale, founder of the Rockford Tea Party and an opponent of Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, will also speak at the event.

be held May 9 in Orlando, Fla. Mathcounts, now in its 28th year, is a national enrichment competition program that pro-

The hearing was set for Monday evening in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park. However, 4).,%90!2+!0 n 3TATE2EP2OBERT2ITAHAS weather officials predicted up to 6 inches postponed a public hearof snow in the Chicago INGONEXPANDINGGAMarea on Monday. bling in Illinois because of 2ITASSPOKESMAN2YAN severe winter weather.

CHICAGO

Airlines cancel 800 flights as snow falls The Chicago Department of Aviation said in a recorded message that by Monday afternoon there were 770 flights canceled at O’Hare International Airport. There have been

270 flights canceled at Midway International Airport. IDOT said the storm was creating dangerous driving conditions and urged motorists to be careful.

IT’S OUR NAME AND OUR NUMBER

Buy one, get 2nd 1/2 OFF

NOTICE OF ELECTION            ! ! " # ! $%#&  '( # !)  & *+',&  )!!-. /$" 0$%! - " %$"# !  1!% !) 2 %# !$&  3

GIVE US A SHOT

1114 1st Ave., Rock Falls, IL.

(Between Grummert’s and Auto Zone)

WEDNESDAY ONLY. Expires 2/26/14.

Mama Cimino’s Dine-In ~ Carry-Out ~ Delivery

104 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon 815-288-4448 or 815-288-4449 www.MamaCiminosDixon.com

GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the following places to wit:   * ,& - " ,& . - $  4  & 7  879

/ &

/ & " - 2

/ & . $ - & <(9 - " *& - " *& . - $ *& 2 - 6 *& 1 - ! *& 0 - $ *& # - 2 *& - " *& . - 6 *& 1 *& !

&3 - 0

&3 " - 1

&3 . - $

&3 2

&3 6 - #

&3 ! &  <3 3( - <3

3 - "  - " , & ' (' (' " - .

    ,&   ,&    '( %% 4 '( %% '( 5& ( 5& ,&&'(  */ ;   7   &&  5& <(9 '( %% & && *((   5&=*& '( , &  :  *  *&% <&( ( & && *((  5& %3  */ &;  

  *&% <&( ( 9    9 ,&& 33  5&/ 9 ,&& 33  5&/

&3 '(/ 9 + >*&? < 3 5& 

&3 <3 %% & 7    A&& <&& 3(  33/ 5& '( 5&    @    @ : :& (' 9 + 3

++** . / 0  */ ,& . / 0  */ ,& ""1"2 &3 / & "!02#  / *& 6 #  & / ,& $"0 : /  6# / 49 */  "## :/ &'  .#1 */  */  "$1 0 3 / *& "0## / &' *& . " / $  */ *& .#1 "  / *& "#1 :/ 0  */ *& ".## :/ , / *& "0## / &' *& ".# / ".  */ *& 1# 6  / *& .$## / 6  / *& ".## :/ , / *& !## ( / 9 ,&& 6# :/ #  */ 9 ,&& 6# :/ #  */ 9 ,&& 2 " /  */ 9 ,&& !#" +@ / 9 ,&& $# :/ !  */ 9 ,&& 2#"  / & 6#2 :/ 33& */  #6 :/ 9 */ 3( "0"11 3 / 9 ,&& ! !  */  ! !  */  1# / .  */ (' $ #  ('

   % :  * % &&  & 3 & '&&  & %  (( % 3 > & %  (%?  %  %&&' %% %  +3  (& ) 8 7 + *  * *  8 A= 7  A 8    8 *   , *   8    8 *7 8 *  A  ** 8 1 & + 8 +   

:  - 

  >&? 8 *   * * 8 .6   $2  & + 8 *  A*  <  ** 5 8 1   !0  ( + 8 7 B 8 7 *7 8 7 *< ,, 8   *7  + , * <* 8  5* , < 7 5+ 8 + /  >$? + / ' >2? + /  >$? 8   

  8 >   &   (   (? 8 ,+ 8 :   (&& %  & 3 & &&  ( & %3 6)## / /  1)## / /    ! "# $/ +   &&  , ! "# $/ + & :  &9





!% $% 1!   /!. /  #%.# )!   ! /   - -   %#<  /!%    ! - " !/  =3++ !> ! ? < < # - !$ ! " !/ $ @3++ !> ! ? < < !)  #< A# % '(  # !) "$& *+',< A %! 2 %# !$ ?

RELAY

FOR LIFE

626-GUNS

All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken & Spaghetti

+EITHSAYSTHENEWDATE FORTHEHEARINGHASNT been determined yet. The first hearing was last month in East St. Louis and drew many commenters, including those strongly opposed TOAGAMBLINGEXPANSION

             

  %4 ! $/! 5 #  %1  ! $/! 5 6 !! )# ! %  7%% 589 " /!%#   !$ !) 2 %#& !%&    !) ': ! " $%# 5 $%1 )! % !! )  /$/!%%;

CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two airports have canceled more than 1,000 flights because of a snow storm thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expected to dump up to 8 inches of snow in northern Illinois.

motes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. The Rock River Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers sponsors the local program and organizes the competition to recognize achievement in mathematics skills among middle and junior high school students. Scott E. Brown with Wendler Engineering in Dixon provided the information for this article. (The answers, by the way, are 17 laps, and -8.5.)

American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Whiteside County Find out what the excitement is all about! The public is invited!

KICK-OFF

CHILI COOK-OFF Sunday, February 23, 2014 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. American Legion in Rock Falls Chili Cook-Off:

s %VERY ATTENDEE RECEIVES  FREE TICKET FOR A TASTING PORTION s -USIC ENTERTAINMENT VIDEOS OF PAST 2ELAYS s /PPORTUNITY TO LEARN ALL ABOUT 2ELAY &OR ,IFE s %XTRA TICKETS FOR SALE FOR BOWLS OF CHILI OR DESSERT

s4HE !MERICAN #ANCER 3OCIETY 2ELAY &OR ,IFE OF 7HITESIDE #OUNTY IS AN OVERNIGHT EVENT FROM  PM ON 3ATURDAY *UNE  TO  AM ON 3UNDAY *UNE  AT (INDERS &IELD OF 2OCK &ALLS (IGH 3CHOOL s2ELAY &OR ,IFE IS A COMMUNITY FAMILY EVENT WHICH #ELEBRATES SURVIVORSHIP 2EMEMBERS THOSE WHO LOST THEIR BATTLE AND &IGHTS "ACK THROUGH !DVOCACY AND %DUCATION AND RAISING FUNDS FOR 2ESEARCH AND 0ATIENT 3ERVICES s4EAMS OF   PERSONS TAKE TURNS WALKING THE TRACK WITH ONE TEAM MEMBER ON THE TRACK AT ALL TIMES HENCE RELAY s 0AST PARTICIPANTS SPONSORS AND THE PUBLIC ARE ALL INVITED

If YOU or someone you know has been touched by cancer and you would like to help fight this dreadful disease, then Relay For Life is the event for you. 0AST PARTICIPANTS SPONSORS AND THE PUBLIC ARE ALL INVITED TO DISCOVER HOW EACH CAN BECOME A PART OF THE *UNE   OVERNIGHT 7HITESIDE #OUNTY EVENT #OME TO THIS +ICK /FF #HILI #OOK /FF ON &EBRUARY  AND LEARN ABOUT 2ELAY &OR ,IFE AND HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM

Register your team now at www.RelayForLife.org/WhitesideIL. For questions, contact Cassie at 815-229-1287.


Opinion !s3AUK6ALLEY-EDIA

WWWSAUKVALLEYCOM

4UESDAY &EBRUARY 

EDITORIAL | CARROLL COUNTY

Carroll prosecutor should push investigation C

arroll County Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Scott Brinkmeier has some explaining to do about how he handled a serious allegation made against a former assistant prosecutor. The ex-employee is Hunter Hogan, who served from 2008 until 2010. Hogan left the employ of Brinkmeier on Feb. 26, 2010, after Brinkmeier asked him to resign or be fired because of Hoganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempts to develop a relationship with a 19-year-old defendant whom he had prosecuted. In a separate incident, in March 2010, according to the mother of a child pornography victim who was involved in a case that Hogan prosecuted, Hogan kissed the victim, then 17, during a social outing. Hogan also admitted to touching the

breasts of the victim. That behavior by Hogan was later determined to have risen to the level of criminal conduct, according to the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, which deals with attorney licensing issues. While the age of consent for sexual contact in Illinois is 17, the law bars an adult with authority over a 17-year-old from having such relations. Brinkmeier had advised the mother to contact the commission, so she did. But it took Brinkmeier 19 months to seek a criminal investigation. Brinkmeier said that, on Dec. 21, 2011, he wrote a letter to the Illinois Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office about investigating the matter. And there the issue languished for more than 2 years until Sauk Valley Media contacted the

What we think

The top prosecutor for Carroll County dropped the ball regarding a nearly 4-year-old allegation made against his former assistant prosecutor. Scott Brinkmeier should contact the State Police to get an investigation started.

Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office not long ago. What was going on with the investigation? We wanted to know. Hogan had since been disbarred, but would anything else happen? Turns out that the Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office believes it never received Brinkmeierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request from 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Further,â&#x20AC;? wrote Scott Mulford, an Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokesman, â&#x20AC;&#x153;had we received this letter, we would have declined the request because the appropriate entity to seek an investi-

gation is the Illinois State Police.â&#x20AC;? From the Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective, Brinkmeier sent his request to the wrong place. In Brinkmeierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense, a change in personnel at the AGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office could have caused confusion regarding the case, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about a pretty large state bureaucracy, too. Brinkmeier appears to have understood the gravity of the allegation. In the initial letter he sent to the Attorney General, he said that he wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The allegations are espe-

cially troubling because they have been made against an individual who was sworn to uphold the law.â&#x20AC;? What we find especially troubling is the extensive delay in this case. Brinkmeierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure to follow the case to some sort of conclusion is a headscratcher. We also find it troubling that Brinkmeier, as of last week, had not referred the case to the Illinois State Police, as the Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office advised. Rather, he typed a second letter to renew his request that the Attorney General look into the matter. That action misses the point. Police conduct investigations, not Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staffers. The State Police are the people whom Brinkmeier needs to contact.

We happen to know well the District 1 office of the Illinois State Police, which covers Carroll County. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right across the street from Sauk Valley Mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sterling office. We encourage Brinkmeier to go to his computer, call up his letter to the Attorney General, revise it accordingly, and send it to District Commander, Illinois State Police District 1, 3107 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, IL 61081-1712. And then, he should keep in regular touch with the State Police until the case, one way or another, is resolved. After all, he certainly would not want it said that, if you are an assistant prosecutor in Carroll County and you commit what appears to be a crime, you need not fear prosecution.

THE READERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VOICE

Release of information hindered case BRADLEY J. SIBLEY Dixon

I read with interest the SV Weekend front-page article â&#x20AC;&#x153;First-degree murder suspect back in Arkansasâ&#x20AC;? regarding murder suspect Steven Watts. The article stated this case has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;sealed,â&#x20AC;? meaning it is not supposed to be public information. However, the article also states, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheriff John Varga issued a news release to Arkansas media, which went against the [stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] plan to keep the case under wraps.â&#x20AC;? In other words, Sheriff Varga might as well have

called the other murder suspects and told them to run and hide! Why would a law enforcement administrator do such a thing? Any first-year officer with investigative training knows that when you have multiple suspects, you never release information about the case. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sealingâ&#x20AC;? a case is a decision that is reached between the investigating agency and the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, with the authorization coming from a judge. Sheriff Varga went against the recommendation of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney AND an order issued by a judge. Now, according to the SVM story, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney said she is â&#x20AC;&#x153;trying to protect the investigation.â&#x20AC;? This is just one exam-

ple of a series of critical mistakes the Lee County sheriff has made in major investigations.

Forum group to host mayor of Rock Falls FRED TURK Rock Falls

The Rock River Open Forum is happy to feature a discussion with Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Rock Falls Public Library. It is hoped that folks in our community will avail themselves of this fine opportunity to learn about our local government. Bill has been asked to explain how decisions are made in our city. We would also like to explore

Joe Heller, Heller Syndication

ways that citizens can better become an active part of the process. We usually have spirited discussions. We believe

that no one has all the answers, and that when we are respectful and listen to all views, we can reach productive solutions.

We believe also that the process of problem solving is usually more important than whatever solution is made.

SPRINGFIELD SPOTLIGHT

Rutherford should release results of investigation Broken pledge costs treasurer his credibility Treasurer Dan Rutherford delivered a forceful, even believable defense of himself last week during a suburban news conference hours after he was hit with a federal lawsuit that alleged sexual harassment and coerced campaign work. Rutherford made a strong case that at least some of the accusations are untrue. There were some holes in his argument, some bigger than others, but it seems obvious that some of the charges are overblown. For instance, the accuser, Ed Michalowski, claims in his lawsuit that all the campaign and sexual pressure from Rutherford directly resulted in â&#x20AC;&#x153;leakage of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain,â&#x20AC;? which seems more than a bit of a stretch. Michalowski also takes a joking text message

richMILLER Rich Miller publishes Capitol Fax, a daily political newsletter. He may be reached at http://thecapitolfax.blog. com online.

between himself and Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign manager completely out of context. And Rutherford laid out Michalowskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numerous financial troubles in an attempt to demonstrate that the plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need for money was driving much of the lawsuit. That being said, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had some real worries about Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;independentâ&#x20AC;? internal investigation of these allegations. Rutherford announced the investigation weeks ago when he let the media know about the potential lawsuit. Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top people have been saying for weeks that they fully expected the investiga-

tion would clear their guy. So, I was naturally concerned that this would be a whitewash. I mean, why were they so confident theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be vindicated if people were literally lining up to spill their guts about what they knew? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;VE ALSO BEEN concerned that Rutherford would use the so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;independentâ&#x20AC;? investigation to find out what people in his office were saying about him to help with his lawsuit, so I personally didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it was all that wise to cooperate with the probe. But the investigator, who was given a $250-anhour state contract, convinced several members of Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff that he was on the up and up and would go wherever the facts led him. The investigator then interviewed several people, starting with some treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office employees who allowed Michalowski to use their names as either witnesses or corroborators.

EDITORIAL BOARD

4(%&)234!-%.$-%.4

Jennifer Baratta Jim Dunn Sheryl Gulbranson Larry Lough Trevis Mayfield Jeff Rogers

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The first person to be interviewed brought a recording device and recorded his interview. He reportedly laid out all the goods he had on Rutherford, and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pretty. The interviewer was apparently caught off guard by that move, and when the second person entered the room, he was reportedly denied permission to record the conversation. Other employees then reportedly demanded during their interviews that they be allowed to record the proceedings. They were told, insiders say, that their interviews would be recorded and that the employees would each be given a copy of those recordings. Well, the employees are still waiting for their recordings, leading them to worry that whatever they said could be twisted out of context or eliminated entirely from the record. The investigator also

invited the entire office to come in and talk, leading one of the employees with complaints to grumble that those interviews could delay or dilute the findings, allowing the investigators to claim that the complaints center on a small handful of â&#x20AC;&#x153;disgruntled employees.â&#x20AC;? Needless to say, Rutherford was in enough trouble without trying to get cute with this internal investigation. AND THEN HE dropped a bomb. Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney announced last week that he would not allow the release of information gleaned from that internal investigation. The attorney explained that the office shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be releasing information while a federal lawsuit is underway. The explanation has a little merit. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not wise for a defendant in a federal civil suit to release details of an internal investigation. But Rutherford was not yet legally prohibited from doing

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to give the public an accurate picture of whether their justice system is working, and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be sure Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing that when things are done in secret.â&#x20AC;? Linda Deutsch, correspondent, The Associated Press, 2004

1UOTESBROUGHTTOYOUCOURTESYOF

so, and he and his staff promised over and over for weeks that the results would be released, no matter what. Despite all his protestations to the contrary, the treasurer will undoubtedly wind up using all those employee interviews to glean information for his legal team about what the other side knows and where the potential minefields are. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not acceptable. For one thing, this $250-an-hour probe was paid for with tax dollars. The info should be released to the public, who funded it. And, if he continues to refuse to release this information, despite all his promises, what does that say about the sort of governor that Rutherford would be? This smacks of a coverup. If the treasurer wants to retain a shred of credibility moving forward, he ought to overrule his attorney and release the information, come what may.

3HAREYOUROPINIONS Mail: The Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway, P.O. Box 498 Sterling, IL 61081 Email: letters@saukvalley.com Fax: 815-625-9390 Website: Visit www.saukvalley.com Policy: Letters are to be no more than 300 words and must include the writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, town and daytime telephone number, which we call to verify authorship. Individuals may write up to 12 letters a year.

OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN LETTERS AND COLUMNS ARE THOSE OF THE WRITERS AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF SAUK VALLEY MEDIA.


Lifestyle Tuesday, February 18, 2014

www.saukvalley.com

3AUK6ALLEY-EDIAs!

HEATING YOUR HOME

Wood pellet stoves help stave off rising costs Many people in rural areas making switch MCT News Service

MILWAUKEE – Steve Schutz of New Berlin knows how frustrated people can get when their heating bills soar and they have only one choice of heating fuel, such as propane, which has tripled in price in recent weeks. Schutz, owner of Sunnyslope Gardens Inc., lowered his heating bill between $2,000 and $3,000 a year by installing wood pellet stoves in his greenhouses and home 9 years ago. Now the stoves are his primary heating source, supplemented by natural gas. Every morning, Schutz checks his stoves and empties the ash pots. It takes him about an hour to make the rounds for six stoves before he leaves them unattended. “There is a learning curve. You’re dealing with fire, so you have check things,” he said. A lot of people appear to be lining up for that learning curve, especially in rural areas, where they’ve faced propane shortages as well as rising prices. National trade groups say sales of pellets and pellet stoves are climbing this year, the result of a winter people are likely to remember for decades. Dejno’s Inc., a pellet manu-

MCT News Service

Larry Dejno shows a machine that grinds sawdust and wood shavings into pellets to be used in pellet stoves and furnaces Feb. 4 in Kenosha, Wis. Dejno has seen an increase in sales of the pellets as more homeowners adopt it for home heating. facturer in Kenosha, Wis., has seen its business heat up as more people turn to pellet stoves and dial back their propane use. The Kenosha mill takes sawdust and shavings from companies in the home construction industry and presses those waste materials into pellets. It keeps the waste out of landfills and is a renewable source of homegrown energy, said Larry Dejno, company vice president. Wisconsin has a keen interest in wood pellets and pellet stoves,

as about five mills in the state produce the fuel. The U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison conducts research on pellet fuels, and pellet stove manufacturers have used Wisconsin labs to test their products. Earth Sense Energy Systems, in the Outagamie County town of Dale Wis., claims to be the nation’s largest pellet stove dealership. “Sales are much stronger than average now, driven by high propane costs more so than the cold,” said Chad Curtis, opera-

tions manager for the company, which has been in the pellet stove business for 22 years. The stoves burn compacted pellets, usually made of wood, but some models can burn nutshells, corn kernels and small wood chips. They’re more convenient to operate than ordinary wood stoves or fireplaces, and some have much higher heating efficiencies, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. A stove rated at 60,000 Btu can heat a 2,000-square-foot home, while a stove rated at 42,000 Btu can heat a 1,300-squarefoot space, the agency says. What most homeowners want to know is how much money they could save from heating with a pellet stove compared with using propane, fuel oil or natural gas. With propane priced at more than $4 a gallon, an equivalent amount of heat from wood pellets would be about five times cheaper, according to Mark Knaebe, forest products technologist with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory. “It’s a no-brainer for propane and fuel oil users. You would want to switch over to a good wood system,” Knaebe said. For someone heating with natural gas, the savings wouldn’t amount to much, Knaebe said. That could change, though, if natural gas prices were to

increase considerably, as they have in the past. When propane and fuel oil prices rise, so do pellet stove sales. The best time to buy a stove and pellets is in the summer, when people have forgotten about heating costs and stove dealerships want to clear out inventory from the previous winter. Stove prices vary widely, from about $1,200 to $4,000, plus installation and other costs that could include a higher home insurance premium for having a wood burner. The cost of pellets is about $4 per 40-pound bag, with many homeowners using a bag a day to heat their homes or supplement another source of heat. Most of the stoves don’t need an expensive chimney. Freestanding units resemble a conventional wood stove and generally heat a single room well. But they won’t heat adjacent areas unless there’s a fan to move the warm air between rooms. The stoves have a fuel hopper to store the pellets until they’re needed for burning. Most hoppers hold 35 to 130 pounds of fuel. A feeder device, like a large screw, drops a few pellets at a time into a combustion chamber for burning. How quickly the pellets are fed into the burner determines the heat output.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Wednesday, Feb. 19 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, and WIC nutritional, education and coupon pickup, Lee County Health Department, Suite 100, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815284-3371. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. The Breakfast Club, 8:30 a.m., River’s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Serenity Hospice & Home: 815-732-2499. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 9-10 a.m., Erie Public Library, 802 Eighth Ave., 815-622-9230. Foot clinic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Rules of the Road class, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., 815-288-6563. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., women’s group; noon; 3:30 p.m.; 7 p.m., Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013 or 800-782-1584. Rules of the Road Class, 9:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Registration: 815-2889236. Rock River Center representative, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Sharing Life’s Memories Program, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Lee County Health Department blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Amboy Community Center, 280 W. Wasson Road, 815-284-3371.

Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sullivan’s Foods, 300 N. Madison St., Morrison, 815-772-4213. Blood pressure check, 10:3011:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. “Organizing with Heart” program, 11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m. -noon, Dixon Food Center – Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. BorgWarner retiree lunch, 11:30 a.m., River’s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, grapevine; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, 8 p.m., open, Big Book, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Lee County Health Department blood pressure clinic, 1-2:30 p.m., McReynolds Towers, 1000 Washington Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Countryside Manor, 625 Countryside Lane, Dixon. “Living Life to the Fullest” presentation, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Free blood pressure check, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-8572550. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry

Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. American Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-625-0382 or 800-733-2767. Rock River Valley Blood Center blood drive, 2-6 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 702 E. Dixon St., Polo. Appointments: 815-440-3983. Free blood pressure clinic, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Community Room, Odell Library, 307 S. Madison, Morrison. Women’s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 114 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Buddy Bags packing, 5-6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. YWCA sexual abuse survivors women’s group, 5:30-7 p.m., second floor, 115 W. First St., Dixon, bbraid@ywsauk.or or 815625-0333. Walnut Board of Directors, 5:30 p.m., Walnut Public Library, 101 Heaton St., 815-379-2159. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Special Needs Parent Support Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m., conference room, Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Men’s Cancer Group, 6 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. Carroll County 4-H Foundation, 6:30 p.m., University of Illinois Carroll County Extension meeting room, 807D S. Clay St., Mount Carroll, 815-244-9444. AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m., 3 years through sixth grade, Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, 815-288-5212. American Legion Post 12, 7 p.m., 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815284-2003. Dixon Area Detachment Marine Corps League, 7 p.m.,

Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin. Thursday, Feb. 20 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, Suite 100, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Free blood sugar screening, 8-9 a.m., Community Health Services Department, Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota. 815-5397461, ext. 3291, weekdays. Tests can be fasting or 2 hours after eating. North Central Illinois Logistics Council, 8-9:30 a.m., Room C316, Illinois Valley Community College, 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave., Oglesby, 815-220-3425. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. Foot doctor, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Whiteside County Senior Center outreach caseworker, 10-11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-622-9230. Free blood pressure check, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Prairie State Legal representative, 10 a.m., Rock River

Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. ‘49ers, 11:30 a.m., Angelo’s, 800 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815285-0055. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Parish Nurse Networking meeting, noon, CGH Professional Building, 15 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-625-0400, ext. 5425. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30, open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, 12 and 12; 8 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Scrapbooking class, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Healthy Lifestyles Club, 1, 7 p.m., ground-floor conference room, Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota, 815-539-7461, ext. 5319. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-9736150. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815-625-0013. Helping Understand Grief for Survivors (HUGS), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 S. state Route 2, Oregon. Call 815-732-2499 by noon Thursday. If no one calls, the meeting will be canceled. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Fibromyalgia Support Group, 6 p.m., Suite 215, Positive Changes Acupuncture, 609 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-499-5425. Breast Cancer Networking

Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. Lee County Democratic Central Committee, 6:30 p.m., 77 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, 815-2889466. Sauk Valley Gluten-Free Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1013 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815973-0537. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. River Cities Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., Fulton Presbyterian Church, 311 N. Ninth St., 815499-5618. Dixon Veterans of Foreign Wars, 7 p.m., VFW Post, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Dixon Area Garden Club, 7 p.m., Plum Creek Garden, 626 Palmyra Road, Dixon. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Marine Corps League, 7 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave, 815-625-9058. Sauk Valley Landlord Association meeting, 7 p.m., Coventry Living Center, 612 W. St. Mary’s Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, and Al-Anon, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-284-7569. Sterling Rock River Masonic Lodge 612, 7:30 p.m., 113 1/2 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555.


!s3AUK6ALLEY-EDIA

WWWSAUKVALLEYCOM

4UESDAY &EBRUARY 

Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice sends wrong message to daughter Dear Abby, You were wrong to advise â&#x20AC;&#x153;Starting Anew in Ohioâ&#x20AC;? (Nov. 7), the mother of a 10-year-old girl who wanted the bigger bedroom in their new house, to have her kids draw straws. When the girl made the request, her older brother said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care. The time to have drawn straws was when the girl first made the request, not 2 months afterward. The girl is at an age when children can be particularly sensitive about trust issues, and the boy is old enough to know that words have consequences. If the parents reverse course now, the girl will learn that her parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; promises mean nothing, and the boy will learn that he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about what

er who told me my answer wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t up to my usual standards. In fact, not a single person who wrote to comment agreed with me, and their points were valid. Their comments:

that 12-year-old â&#x20AC;&#x153;young manâ&#x20AC;? to be a man of DEARABBY his word. He made the !BIGAIL6AN decision that his sister "URENS could have the room. The *EANNE daughter had the guts to 0HILLIPS COLUMN ask for what she wanted. APPEARS Good for her for asking DURINGTHE Dear Abby, for what she wants. Now WEEKTHROUGH Your solution wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t they should draw straws 5NIVERSAL 0RESS keep the peace in that to determine the out3YNDICATE household; it will end it. come? The daughter will learn The message this sends her parents canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be trust- to the children is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If he says, because he can ed to keep a promise; the youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re older, you can get always change it later. son will think he can take what you want. If you These are not good lesanything he wants from make a promise, you can sons to teach children. his sister because, as the break it.â&#x20AC;? The daughter That the father would bow male, he gets his way. should not lose out on to the boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request made No, Abby, a promise is what she was promised. the situation worse. Maybe a promise. And if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Danielle in Wisconsin heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think twice if he real- any lesson more imporized his daughter will now tant to teach our children, Dear Abby, always doubt his word. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine what it is. May I offer a suggesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Judy in Ohio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Holly in Pennsylvania tion? The children should be told that each year Dear Judy, Dear Abby, around the anniversary You are not the only readThis is the time to teach of their moving to the

new house that they will change rooms. It may take some effort and energy, but the benefit would be that both brother and sister get to experience the larger bedroom. It will teach them to compromise. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tami in Colorado

nephews has ever called me â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uncle Sam,â&#x20AC;? nor have any of their children called me â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. B.â&#x20AC;? When the 5-year-old called me â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sammy,â&#x20AC;? a name I loathe, I nearly snapped. Am I out of line? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sam in Sheffield, Mass.

Dear Abby, Having been through this type of situation as a child, I can tell you it destroyed my trust in my mother. Believe me: This will have far-reaching and unintended repercussions in that little girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. A promise is a promise! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Candace in the Rockies

Dear Sam, If â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uncle Samâ&#x20AC;? is what you prefer to be called, you should have made that clear to your siblings when the nieces and nephews were little. Children are imitative. If their parents call you and refer to you as just plain Sam, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blame the children for doing the same. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how old the Dear Abby, kids are now, but it might Whatever happened to be a little late for you to respect for your elders? start complaining about None of my six nieces and this.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Tuesday, Feb. 18 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, AM PM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY 3ENIOR#ENTER 7.INTH3T 3TERLING    Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 AM PM ,EE#OUNTY#OUNCIL ON!GING 73ECOND3T $IXON    Pool players,AM 2OCK 2IVER#ENTER 3TH3T /REGON    Bingo and doughnuts,  AM (UB#ITY3ENIOR#ENTER #HER RY!VE 2OCHELLE    Morning Whittle, AM 2OCK 2IVER#ENTER 3TH3T /REGON    Line dancing,AM 2OCK 2IVER#ENTER 3TH3T /REGON    313 card game and Wii Bowling, AM (UB#ITY 3ENIOR#ENTER #HERRY!VE 2OCHELLE    Line dancing, AM ,EE #OUNTY#OUNCILON!GING  73ECOND3T $IXON    Community coffee and doughnuts,AM/REGON (EALTHCARE#ENTER 3TH 3T    Lifescape lunch, AM ,EE#OUNTY#OUNCILON!GING 73ECOND3T $IXON   3IGNUPBYAM PREVIOUSBUSINESSDAY Lunch,AM PM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY3ENIOR#ENTER

7.INTH3T 3TERLING    Organized Wii Bowling games, NOON ,EE#OUNTY#OUNCILON !GING 73ECOND3T $IXON Euchre,PM 7HITESIDE #OUNTY3ENIOR#ENTER 7 .INTH3T 3TERLING    Pinochle, PM ,EE#OUNTY #OUNCILON!GING 73ECOND 3T $IXON Euchre 101,PM 2OBERT&UL TON#OMMUNITY#ENTERAND4RAN SIT&ACILITY &OURTH3T &ULTON    Bingo,PM 3TERLING-OOSE &AMILY#ENTER %,INCOLN WAY 3TERLING   

Sharing Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memories, AM 2OCK2IVER#ENTER 3 TH3T /REGON    313 card game and Wii Bowling,AM (UB#ITY 3ENIOR#ENTER #HERRY!VE 2OCHELLE    Lifescape lunch,AM ,EE#OUNTY#OUNCILON!GING 73ECOND3T $IXON   3IGNUPBYAM PREVIOUSBUSINESSDAY Lunch, AM PM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY3ENIOR#ENTER 7.INTH3T 3TERLING    Organized Wii Bowling games, NOON ,EE#OUNTY#OUN CILON!GING 73ECOND3T $IXON Wednesday, Feb. 19 Pinochle, NOON (UB#ITY Open pool, open cards, open 3ENIOR#ENTER #HERRY!VE Wii games and computer lab, 2OCHELLE    AM PM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY Sewing after lunch,NOON 3ENIOR#ENTER 7.INTH3T 2OBERT&ULTON#OMMUNITY#ENTER 3TERLING    AND4RANSIT&ACILITY &OURTH Open pool, open cards, open 3T &ULTON    Wii games and computer lab, 8 Bingo with the Beukemas, AM PM ,EE#OUNTY#OUNCIL PM 2OBERT&ULTON#OM ON!GING 73ECOND3T MUNITY#ENTERAND4RANSIT&ACILITY $IXON    &OURTH3T &ULTON   Popcorn and quilting,  AM 0OLO3ENIOR#ENTER % 500 card game,NOON 0OLO -ASON3T    3ENIOR#ENTER %-ASON3T Pool players,AM 2OCK    2IVER#ENTER 3TH3T Pinochle,  PM "IG /REGON    2OOM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY3ENIOR Crafting, AM 2OCK2IVER #ENTER 7.INTH3T 3TER #ENTER 3TH3T /REGON LING       Bingo,PM 7HITESIDE Mexican Train Dominoes,  #OUNTY3ENIOR#ENTER 7 AM 2OCK2IVER#ENTER 3 .INTH3T 3TERLING    TH3T /REGON   

Bridge, PM 7HITESIDE #OUNTY3ENIOR#ENTER 7 .INTH3T 3TERLING    Bingo, PM 2OCK&ALLS!MER ICAN,EGION(ALL &OURTH!VE Wii Bowling,PM 2OCK2IVER #ENTER 3TH3T /REGON    Community cards, PM 4HE -EADOWSOF&RANKLIN'ROVE  .3TATE3T &RANKLIN'ROVE    Kings Kids Club,PM ,IB ERTY"APTIST#HURCH .INTH !VE 2OCK&ALLS    OR   Sauk Valley Chess Club,  PM .ORTHLAND-ALL %,INCOLN WAY 3TERLING    Thursday, Feb. 20 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, AM PM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY 3ENIOR#ENTER 7.INTH3T 3TERLING    Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab,AM PM ,EE#OUNTY #OUNCILON!GING 73EC OND3T $IXON    Pool players, AM 2OCK 2IVER#ENTER 3TH3T /REGON    Bingo and popcorn, AM (UB#ITY3ENIOR#ENTER #HER RY!VE 2OCHELLE    Line dancing,AM 2OCK 2IVER#ENTER 3TH3T /REGON    313 card game and Wii Bowling, AM (UB#ITY

It is Time To Get

Health Insurance! s (EALTH )NSURANCE -ARKETPLACE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS -ARCH   s )LLINOIS HAS EXPANDED -EDICAID IN  TO COVER MORE PEOPLE s ! FAMILY OF  COULD EARN UP TO   A YEAR AND STILL RECEIVE lNANCIAL ASSISTANCE s #ERTIlED !PPLICATION #OUNSELORS ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE s 0LEASE CALL 7HITESIDE #OUNTY (EALTH $EPTARTMENT AT 815-626-2230 AND ASK TO SPEAK WITH A #ERTIlED !PPLICATION #OUNSELOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT 3ATURDAY  EVENING APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE

3ENIOR#ENTER #HERRY!VE 2OCHELLE    Community coffee,  AM 4HE-EADOWSOF&RANKLIN'ROVE .3TATE3T &RANKLIN'ROVE    Zumba class, AM ,EE #OUNTY#OUNCILON!GING  73ECOND3T $IXON    Friendly Needles,AM 2OCK2IVER#ENTER 3TH 3T /REGON    Lifescape lunch,AM ,EE#OUNTY#OUNCILON!GING 73ECOND3T $IXON   3IGNUPBYAM PREVIOUSBUSINESSDAY â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;57 Girls,AM 2IVERS %DGE)NN 7&IRST3T $IXON Cherry Pie Day, AM PM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY 3ENIOR#ENTER 7.INTH3T 3TERLING    Lunch,AM PM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY3ENIOR#ENTER 7.INTH3T 3TERLING    Mexican Train Dominoes, NOON 0OLO3ENIOR#ENTER % -ASON3T    Organized Wii Bowling games,NOON ,EE#OUNTY#OUN CILON!GING 73ECOND3T $IXON Card players,PM 2OCK 2IVER#ENTER 3TH3T /REGON    â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hand and Footâ&#x20AC;? card game, PM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY 3ENIOR#ENTER 7.INTH3T

3TERLING    Pinochle,  PM "IG 2OOM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY3ENIOR #ENTER 7.INTH3T 3TER LING    Euchre/500 games, PM ,EE#OUNTY#OUNCILON!GING 73ECOND3T $IXON Bingo, PM 3TERLING7OMEN OFTHE-OOSE %,INCOLN WAY 3TERLING Crocheting, knitting and crafts, PM ,EE#OUNTY#OUN CILON!GING 73ECOND3T $IXON    Euchre,PM 3TERLING-OOSE #LUB %,INCOLNWAY 3TER LING    Euchre, PM (UB#ITY 3ENIOR#ENTER #HERRY!VE 2OCHELLE    â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who Gets Grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pie Plate?â&#x20AC;?, PM ,EE#OUNTY #OUNCILON!GING 73ECOND 3T $IXON Exercise group,PM 2OBERT &ULTON#OMMUNITY#ENTERAND 4RANSIT&ACILITY &OURTH3T &ULTON    Mexican food,  PM 2OCK &ALLS6ETERANSOF&OREIGN7ARS &IRST!VE Mexican Train Dominoes,PM 4AMPICO!REA#OMMUNITY"UILD ING 7-ARKET3T 4AMPICO    Bingo, PM ,ATIN!MERICAN 3OCIAL#LUB 7&OURTH3T 3TERLING    Morrison High School Winter Concert,PM SCHOOLAUDI TORIUM 'ENESEE!VE

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

P

"Y USING THE -ARKETPLACE TO SHOP FOR INSURANCE YOU CAN EASILY COMPARE PLANS AND lND COVERAGE THAT lTS YOUR NEEDS

Take control of your health coverage today!  : QG 6W 5RFN )DOOV ,/ Â&#x2021;  Â&#x2021; ZZZZKLWHVLGHKHDOWKRUJ

30% OFF Storewide St orewide   

          Br Bridal idal Su Super per St Store ore

  

  

   

    

Collect all 6!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

www.saukvalley.com

3AUK6ALLEY-EDIAs!

IN BRIEF

HEALTH CARE

Third person dies in Naperville fire

Boomers early winners under new law

.!0%26),,%!0 n! third person has died after a house fire in suburban Chicago 2 months ago. The Daily Herald reports THAT YEAR OLD!LLEN "ELAGUASOF/RLAND0ARK died Sunday at a hospice facility. He had been injured INA$EC.APERVILLE house fire that killed a couple. Belaguas was working as a caregiver for 57-yearold Tom and 56-year-old *AN,AMBERTOF.APERVILLE Two others in the home suffered minor injuries. Belaguasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mother, Zeta 0IERSON SAYSHERSON had been working for the family for 8 days when the fire happened. Family members described him as a fun-loving, caring and adventurous person who loved music and photography. Belaguas recently became a certified nursing assistant.

Air show makes a return in Rockford 2/#+&/2$!0 n! 2OCKFORDAIRSHOWTHATWAS called off last year because of federal budget cuts is back on the schedule for 2014. #HICAGO2OCKFORD)NTERNATIONAL!IRPORTSAID-ONDAYTHAT2OCKFORD!IRFEST 2014 will be June 7-8 at the airport. The show will feature the 53!IR&ORCES4HUNDERBIRDSANDTHE!RMYS'OLDEN +NIGHTSPARACHUTETEAM ,ASTYEARSSHOWWAS called off after the budget cuts led the Defense Department to halt all aerial demonstrations.

Cleanup to start at hotel fire site 15).#9!0 n#LEANUP is scheduled to start at the site of a fire that destroyed an historic downtown Quincy hotel. The Quincy Herald-Whig reported that cleanup was expected to begin Monday at the site of the former Newcomb Hotel. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than 5 months after a five-alarm blaze destroyed the building on Sept. 6. The hotel opened in 1888 but had been empty for years. 3UGAR'ROVECONTRACTOR "3"$EVELOPMENT)NCWAS to start removing debris. The project is expected to take 6 to 8 weeks. The contractor is to be paid about $440,000.

Man charged in fatal stabbing #()#!'/!0 n#HICAGO authorities say a 72-yearold man fatally stabbed a friend at a retirement home after arguing over a jacket. 2OOSEVELT3HAFFERIS charged with first-degree murder in the death of  YEAR OLD2AYMOND 2OBINSONATTHE3OUTH Side senior living facility where both men lived. 0ROSECUTORSSAYTHEMEN were arguing about a jacket on Friday when Shaffer ALLEGEDLYSTABBED2OBINSON in the chest with a boning KNIFE2OBINSONDIEDABOUT an hour later at a hospital. !JUDGEON3UNDAY ordered Shaffer held Sunday on $500,000 bond.

Election officials remind of deadline #()#!'/!0 n%LECtion officials say thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still time to register to vote for the March 18 primary. But very little. The deadline is today. )TSTHEFIRSTTIMETHAT  YEAR OLD)LLINOISANSWILL be able to vote. They must BEBYTHE.OV'ENERAL%LECTIONTOQUALIFY#OOK County Clerk David Orr says nearly 1,000 17-yearolds have registered to vote in Cook County alone. Orr says that registering to vote is a first step toward civic participation. Voters will have a chance to vote for their partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nomination for governor, among other statewide elected offices.

Americans ages 55 to 64 make up 31 percent of new enrollees in insurance marketplaces CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis. These luckless people, most in their 50s and 60s, have emerged this month as early winners under the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new health insurance system. Along with their peers

who are self-employed or whose jobs do not offer insurance, they have been signing up for coverage in large numbers, submitting newpatient forms at doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offices and filling prescriptions at pharmacies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just cried, I was so relieved,â&#x20AC;? said Maureen Grey, a 58-year-old Chicagoan who finally saw a doctor this month after a fall in September left her in constant pain. Laid off twice from full-time jobs in the past 5 years, she saw her income drop from $60,000 to $17,800

a year. Now doing temp work, she was uninsured for 18 months before she chose a marketplace plan for $68 a month. Americans ages 55 to 64 make up 31 percent of new enrollees in the new health insurance marketplaces, the largest segment by age group, according to the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest figures. They represent a glimmer of success for President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beleaguered law. The Great Recession hit them hard and for some its impact has lingered.

Aging boomers are more likely to be in debt as they enter retirement than were previous generations, with many having purchased more expensive homes with smaller down payments, said economist Olivia Mitchell of University of Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharton School. One in five has unpaid medical bills and 17 percent are underwater with their home values. Fourteen percent are uninsured. As of December, 46 percent of older jobseekers were among the

long-term unemployed compared with less than 25 percent before the recession. And those financial setbacks happened just as their health care needs became more acute. Americans in their mid-50s to mid60s are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than other age groups, younger or older, accounting for 3 in 10 of the adult diabetes diagnoses in the United States each year. And every year after age 50, the rate of cancer diagnosis climbs.

VATICAN REFORM

Pope opens big week with sex, divorce on agenda Bishops: Majority of Catholics call stances â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;outdatedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; VATICAN CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meetings this week between Pope Francis and his cardinals will deal with some of the thorniest issues facing the church, including the rejection by most Catholics of some of its core teaching on premarital sex, contraception, gays and divorce. German Cardinal Walter Kasper, who has called for â&#x20AC;&#x153;changes and openingsâ&#x20AC;? in the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treatment of divorced and remarried Catholics, will give the keynote speech Thursday to the pope and cardinals attending a preparatory meeting for an October summit on family issues. The cardinals are in town for Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceremony to formally install 19 new â&#x20AC;&#x153;princes of the church,â&#x20AC;? the first batch named by Francis to join the group of churchmen who will elect his successor. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceremony is the high point of an

AP

Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the crowd gathered Sunday in St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Square at the Vatican to attend the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio. intensive week of meetings presided over by Francis that include the first proposals to put the Vaticanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial house in order. Ahead of Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consistory, cardinals will meet for 2 days behind closed doors to begin preparations for the October summit on family issues.

! g n i Spr 815-499-9461 Sauk Valley

(815) 625-3722

110 E. Lynn Lynn Blvd., Sterling, IL 61081

Francis scheduled the summit last year and took the unusual step of sending bishops around the world a questionnaire for ordinary Catholics to fill out about how they understand and practice church teaching on marriage, sex and other issues related to the family. The results, at least

those reported by bishops in Europe and the United States, have been eye-opening. Bishops themselves reported that the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core teachings on sexual morals, birth control, homosexuality, marriage and divorce are rejected as unrealistic and outdated by the vast majority of Catholics, who neverthe-

less said they were active in parish life and considered their faith vitally important. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the matter of artificial contraception the responses might be characterized by the saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;That train left the station long ago,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently wrote on his blog, summarizing his surveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s findings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catholics have made up their minds and the sensus fidelium (sense of the faithful) suggests the rejection of church teaching on this subject.â&#x20AC;? German and Swiss bishops released similar survey results earlier this month. German bishops reported this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statements on premarital sexual relations, on homosexuality, on those divorced and remarried and on birth control ... are virtually never accepted, or are expressly rejected in the vast majority of cases.â&#x20AC;? The Swiss bishops went further, saying the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very mission was being threatened by its insistence on such directives.

Hot! fresh! fast! Lunch & Dinner specials Large orders available

panda

208 Keul Road, Dixon

chinese restaurant %"%%%% Dine-In, Take Out, Catering

Â&#x2020; %"%%"%%

Mon-thurs 10:30am-10:00pm, Fri & Sat 10:30am-10:30pm, Sun 11:30am-9:30pm


!s3AUK6ALLEY-EDIA

WWWSAUKVALLEYCOM

4UESDAY &EBRUARY 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Former professor takes helm as president New leader set to receive $430,000 salary, per officials SPRINGFIELD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Southern Illinois University board of trustees named former Illinois state superintendent of education as the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president on Monday. Youngstown State Uni-

versity President Randy J. Dunn will be SIUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eighth president, replacing Glenn Poshard, who is retiring in June despite having a contract that runs to 2015. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Randy Dunn has both the skills and the background to ensure that SIU continues to live up to its mission of providing a quality education

for thousands of students, serving as an academic and economic engine and meeting the health care needs of individuals and families in central and southern Illinois,â&#x20AC;? board chairman Randal Thomas said in the news release. SIU, which has campuses in Carbondale and Edwardsville, as well as medical and dental

schools, will pay Dunn $430,000, according to university officials. Dunnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointment comes 5 months after the university, with the assistance of search firm R. William Funk and Associates, launched a national search for new president. University officials say Dunnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was one of five finalists given to the

board of trustees after an advisory committee screened about 100 applicants. Dunn was an associate professor at SIU when he left in 2004 to become Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; state superintendent of education. In 2006, he left that post to become president of Murray State University in Kentucky, and moved

on to Youngstown State in Ohio last May. Poshard, who served five terms in Congress and was a member of the state General Assembly before that, lost a gubernatorial race to Republican George Ryan in 1998 before serving 4 years as vice chancellor at SIUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carbondale campus. He was named president in 2005.

Varga upset by History museum no longer a secret suspectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release PEORIA

CRITICIZES

CONTINUED FROM A1

AP Photo/Journal Star, David Zalaznik

Dennis Deppert (foreground) and Alan Monts work on the brakes of a 1931 Ahrens Fox fire engine, originally used by the Peoria Fire Dept., that they and other Wheels Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Time Museum volunteers are working to restore in Peoria. The museum has about 70 volunteers, most retirees. It provides a glimpse of the central Illinois past through a wide variety of objects.

Facility provides glimpes of central Illinois past through many objects BY STEVE TARTER 0EORIA*OURNAL3TAR

G

ary Bragg is getting tired of hearing the Wheels Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Time Museum characterized as Peoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-kept secret. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the museum at 11923 N. Knoxville Ave. was started back in 1977 by Bragg and John Parks, both former Caterpillar Inc. engineers. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a place where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find old cars, trucks and trains along with other relics from the past â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a barbershop quartet with the likenesses of former presidents, an old radio studio along with vintage clothing and toys. The facility was built with a simple concept in mind, said Bragg, the museum president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the purposes of the museum was to provide a place for items that were donated to us,â&#x20AC;? he said. The number of artifacts has grown over the years, and the museum has grown with it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an operation powered completely by volunteer labor, said Bragg, 77. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve probably got about 70 volunteers, mostly retirees. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like a family,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting

that the museum recently held its annual dinner meeting of artifact owners, museum officers and volunteers. This is the offseason for Wheels Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at least for the public. The museum is open from May through October, but volunteers carry on toiling over displays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work there all year â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;round,â&#x20AC;? Bragg said. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working on the brakes of an old fire engine once used to battle Peoria fires or a vintage Caterpillar machine, the Wheels Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Time provides a glimpse of the central Illinois past through a wide variety of objects. The automobiles on display are unique â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from a 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk to a 1925 Velie made by the John Deere company in Moline. Visitors can scrutinize a shiny Model A Ford, a Glide touring sedan manufactured in Peoria Heights or an electric car that rambled about Peoria in the early 20th century. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a Gem automobile, considered to be the last car made by Charles Duryea in Peoria in 1917.

Tax Time Is Here!!! Tax Returns are almost here. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get some new flooring dear. The IRS will pay the bill. If they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make you ill. No Sales Tax On Installed Products!

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The prototype was Duryeaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last gasp,â&#x20AC;? Bragg said, chuckling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had a big feud with his brother, Frank. He needed his brother to be successful.â&#x20AC;? The Duryea car is just one of 23 artifacts on display at the museum transferred from the Peoria Regional Museum Society, which officially disbanded after 60 years, to the Peoria Historical Society. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Peoria Historical Society is working on developing a loan agree-

 

     &' ()' ' &        !"#  $%

happytailsanimalshelter.org

Good News Sauk Valley Media would like to offer you a

$14.00

CLASSIFIEDS SAUK VALLEY dailyGAZETTE

We guarantee you will love your new floor! www.anaflooring.com 2528 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, IL 815-632-0675

ment with the Wheels Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Time organization so that the 23 artifacts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that include an 1855 fire pumper, three Caterpillar tractors and a seeder from the Peoria Drill & Seeder Co., manufactured about 1900 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will continue to be displayed at the Wheels Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Time,â&#x20AC;? society President Mark Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The historical society is very humbled to have been selected by the society to receive these very unique and visible artifacts,â&#x20AC;? he said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is how the whole election has been going,â&#x20AC;? Varga said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People make things up.â&#x20AC;? Last February, Steven Watts, 56, of Berryville, Ark., was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in Arkansas. When the Lee County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office sought a warrant to arrest Watts, it also asked the court to seal the case, and it got an order to that effect. Officials wanted the records kept secret to avoid alerting other suspects. After Watts was arrested in Arkansas, though, Sheriff Varga issued a news release to Arkansas media. That went against the plan to keep the case under wraps, Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Anna SaccoMiller said at the time. Sibley, who said he was speaking on his own behalf, not the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, said Vargaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release of information hurt the investigation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[S]heriff Varga might as well have called the other murder suspects and told them to run and hide!â&#x20AC;? Sibley wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why would a law enforcement administrator do such a thing? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any first-year officer with investigative training knows when you have multiple suspects, you never release information about the case. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sealingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; a case is a decision that is reached between the investi-

gating agency and the Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney and an order issued by a judge.â&#x20AC;? Varga said the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office never let his department know about developments in the Watts case, including the sealing of the court records and the lowering of Wattsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bond. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s news release, he said, caused no problems in the case. Varga said he also took exception to Wattsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; release to Arkansas in September. That came after the Lee County Court had reduced his bond to $100,000; it had originally been $5 million. Watts has minimal restrictions â&#x20AC;&#x153;on how weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to keep track of him,â&#x20AC;? the sheriff said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unbeknownst to myself and my detectives, they lowered the bond,â&#x20AC;? Varga said. In an interview with Sauk Valley Media last week, Wattsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; father, Wilburn, confirmed that his son was living on his farm in Arkansas. Sacco-Miller was sick Monday and unavailable for an interview. Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disagree with anything in Sibleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 100 percent behind John Simonton and the things he plans to do if he wins the office,â&#x20AC;? Langloss said in response to a question about the election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there are many opportunities for partnerships that we have not been able to make.â&#x20AC;?

TELEGRAPH

815-625-3600 or 815-284-2222 Special offer good for seniors age 65 and older, proof of age required. Must be pre-paid. Following restrictions apply: No Rummage Sales, Real Estate, Rental Ads or Business Ads. Items must be owned by senior citizen placing ad.

Dexter is a four-year-old Cairn Terrier. He loves his toys and attention. He was groomed shortly after arriving at the shelter and likes to strut his handsomeness. His Canine-ality is Constant Companion: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking for an emotionally secure, mutually satisfying, low-maintenance relationship? I am all you need. Let me sit at your feet, walk by your side, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be your devoted companion forever.â&#x20AC;?

(815)626-2994


4UESDAY &EBRUARY 

www.saukvalley.com

3AUK6ALLEY-EDIAs!

Share your passion to be featured in the next ad #PASSIONTOWORK

THEREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A CAREER FOR EVERY PASSION. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cooking, catering, or something completely unique, you may be surprised at how many jobs are connected to the things you love. So bring your passion to saukvalley.com/monster and start searching. :KR NQRZV \RX PLJKW ÂżQG WKH SHUIHFW RSSRUWXQLW\ WR SXW \RXU SDVVLRQ WR ZRUN 0RQVWHU )LQG %HWWHU

saukvalley.com


!s3AUK6ALLEY-EDIA Dilbert by Scott Adams

www.saukvalley.com

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Zits® by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Arlo & Janis by Jimmy Johnson Garfield by Jim Davis

Freshly Squeezed by Ed Stein Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley

Blondie by Dean Young & John Marshall

Wizard of Id by Brant Parker and Johnny Hart

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis Rose is Rose by Pat Brady and Don Wimmer

Pickles by Brian Crane Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom

Baby Blues by Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

Soup To Nutz by Rick Stromoski

Family Circus by Bil Keane

The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

Alley Oop by Dave Graue and Jack Bender

Bridge Frank & Ernest by Bob Thaves

One last visit to the counting table

Grizzwells by Bill Schorr

Kevin Barry, an Irish author, said, “When you wake up, instead of checking emails on your phone, or counting your retweets, pick up a pen and scratch a few sentences into a notebook.” Or sit at a computer keyboard and type a few articles into a word processor. Over the last seven columns, I have been stressing counting, primarily by the defenders. Here is one more example, by way of revision because someone once told me that repetition is good in a teaching environment. (I hope he is right.) South zooms into four hearts. West leads the spade queen. How should the declarer-play and defense go? Note that three no-trump

has no chance. That is usually a tough contract to make when you have two or three aces to dislodge. The defenders have a lot of time to establish and run their long suit.

In four hearts, South starts with four losers: one in each suit. He has 10 possible tricks: two spades, four hearts, two diamonds and two clubs. However, he will get those two club tricks only if East errs, since declarer has no dummy entry outside clubs. South’s best chance is to win trick one with the spade ace and play a club, hoping the opponent with the ace wins immediately. West, though, should play his eight, starting a high-low with an even number. East should then work out that declarer started with two clubs. (With four, South would not be attacking clubs this quickly; he would surely be drawing trumps.) So East should duck the first club, take the second, and return a spade to kill the contract. © 2014 UFS


4UESDAY &EBRUARY 

www.saukvalley.com

3AUK6ALLEY-EDIAs!

SWITZERLAND

Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva GENEVA (AP) – It seemed like a routine overnight flight until the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner went into a dive and oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Only then did the terrified passengers – bound for Italy from Addis Ababa – realize something was terribly wrong. The co-pilot had locked his captain from the cockpit, commandeered the plane, and headed for Geneva, where he used a rope to lower himself out of a window, then asked for political asylum. Authorities say a prison cell

is more likely. One passenger said the hijacker threatened to crash the plane if the pilot didn’t stop pounding on the locked door. Another said he was terrified “for hours” Monday as the plane careened across the sky. “It seemed like it was falling from the sky,” 45-year-old Italian Diego Carpelli said of the Boeing 767-300. The jetliner carrying 200 passengers and crew took off from the Ethiopian capital on a flight to Milan and then Rome, but sent a distress message

over Sudan that it had been hijacked, an Ethiopian official said. Once the plane was over Europe, two Italian fighter jets and later French jets were scrambled to accompany it. Italian Air Force Col. Girolamo Iadiciccio said the order to scramble came from NATO to ensure the plane didn’t harm national security and didn’t stray off-route. The plane landed in Geneva about 6 a.m. local time. Officials said no one on the flight was injured and the hijacker was taken into cus-

tody after surrendering to Swiss police. “The pilot went to the toilet and [the co-pilot] locked himself in the cockpit,” Geneva airport chief executive Robert Deillon told reporters. He “wanted asylum in Switzerland.” It wasn’t immediately clear why he chose Switzerland, where Swiss voters recently demanded curbs on immigration. However, Italy has a reputation among many Africans as not being hospitable to asylum seekers.

AP

Police stand on the stairs after passengers were evacuated from a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Plane on Monday at the airport in Geneva, Switzerland.

CHEMICAL SPILL

More than month after spill, W. Virginians wary of water Officials reluctant to call it ‘safe’ to drink CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia’s biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen. This is Maddox’s new routine three times a week, what she considers a necessary burden to feel safe drinking water, cooking with it and making coffee. For weeks, government officials have said the running water in nine counties is suitable for all daily needs. But Maddox, like many of the 300,000 residents whose water was contaminated Jan. 9, is not convinced. She notes that officials waited 4 to 10 days, depending on the neighborhood, before allowing people to use their water. In the days right after Freedom Industries leaked chemicals into the Elk River in Charleston, officials said the water should be used only for flushing toilets and fighting fires.

AP

Al Jones, of the West Virginia Department of General Services, tests the water as he flushes the faucet and opens a restroom on the first floor of the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia’s biggest water supply, many residents are not convinced of the water’s safety. Residents have struggled to track, let alone trust, mixed messages and muddied information from government officials and Freedom Industries, the company involved. Despite public pressure, officials have been reluctant to call the water “safe” and have started arguing that the term

is subjective. Instead, they use phrases such as “appropriate to use.” “Well, they won’t use the word ‘safe,’” said Maddox, who lives with her two daughters and two grandsons in Charleston. “But, the water is ‘OK.’ We don’t know that.” Maddox is not alone, as vis-

Getting Married? NOW AVAILABLE

SAUK VALLEY WEDDINGS

2014

Sauk Valley

Weddings Weddings 2014

TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE COPY EMAIL

kweinstock@SaukValley.com

WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS &WEDDING DATE OR CALL

815-625-3600 Ext. 601

ible signs of doubt about the water are everywhere. In Charleston, eateries display signs that say, “We’re cooking with bottled water.” The chemical licorice smell still wafts out of some showers, toilets and taps in homes and businesses. The smell resurfaced in five schools Feb. 5 and 6, and the district temporarily shut them down. In one case, a teacher fainted and went to the hospital. Hours after two of the schools closed Feb. 5, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave a broad endorsement of the water, saying everyone, pregnant women included, could use it. Up to that point, pregnant women had received conflicting guidance. Days after thousands of people were cleared to start drinking from faucets, federal officials advised that pregnant women should consider a different source of water. The nine-county region was cleared to use the water before Freedom Industries revealed that a second chemical, stripped PPH, was in the tank that spilled. Crude MCHM, the first chemical discovered in the

spill, and stripped PPH, are used to clean coal. Little is known about their toxicity, in the short or long term. Neither is considered hazardous by federal standards. Only a handful of studies exist for crude MCHM, and they were on lab animals. Today, doctors are still advising some patients, such as people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems, to avoid the water on a case-by-case basis, said Kanawha County Health Officer Dr. Rahul Gupta. Outside water continues to be brought in by tanker trucks and military vehicles, under orders by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration. The public still demands it, Tomblin said. “It is impossible to predict when this will change, if ever,” Tomblin wrote in a Jan. 29 request for more federal help. Last week, Tomblin changed his mind on in-home water testing, which he and other officials showed little interest in before. The inspections are part of a larger study Tomblin ordered that looks into key details that officials relied upon initially to lift the wateruse ban.


!s3AUK6ALLEY-EDIA

WWWSAUKVALLEYCOM

4UESDAY &EBRUARY 

WASHINGTON

White House: Stimulus was good for economy GOP leaders: Bill spent too much for too little in return RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The costly $787 billion spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law soon after taking office boosted the economy and helped avoid another Great Depression, the White House said in a status report on Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth anniversary of the lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enactment.

Republican leaders in Congress took note of the anniversary, too, but argued that the bill spent too much for too little in return. White House economic adviser Jason Furman said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act made other targeted investments that will pay dividends for years to come. By itself, the stimulus bill saved or created an average of 1.6 million jobs a year for 4 years through the end of 2012,

Furman said in a White House blog post. Half of the total fiscal support for the economy, or about $689 billion, from the recovery act and subsequent measures was in the form of tax cuts directed mostly at families. The remainder was spent on such things as rebuilding roads and bridges, preventing teacher layoffs and providing temporary help for people who lost their jobs or needed other assistance because of the

poor economy. The report said recovery act spending will have a positive effect on long-run growth, boost the economyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potential output and ultimately offset much of the lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial cost. More than 40,000 miles of roads and more than 2,700 bridges have been upgraded, nearly 700 drinking water systems serving more than 48 million people have been brought into compliance with federal clean water

standards and highspeed Internet was introduced to about 20,000 community institutions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While these figures are substantial, they still nevertheless understate the full magnitude of the administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response to the crisis,â&#x20AC;? Furman wrote. He noted that the report focused solely on the effects of fiscal legislation. It did not evaluate other administration policies that aided the recovery,

such as stabilizing the financial system, rescuing the auto industry and supporting the housing sector. Republicans were in less of a mood to celebrate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;stimulusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has turned out to be a classic case of big promises and big spending with little results,â&#x20AC;? House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a written statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Five years and hundreds of billions of dollars later, millions of families are still asking â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Where are the jobs?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

TECHNOLOGY

Computer whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons 1,500 sessions planned around world this year SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; It used to be that â&#x20AC;&#x153;hackingâ&#x20AC;? was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and perfectly legal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mainstay of the tech sector. Computer programming competitions known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;hackathonsâ&#x20AC;? have spread like viruses in recent years as ways for geeks, nerds and designers to get together to eat pizza, lose sleep and create something new. The formal, marathon group brainstorming sessions are focused on everything from developing lucrative apps to using computer code to solve the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems. This year a record 1,500 hackathons are planned around the globe, up from just a handful in 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A hackathon is the fastest way to actually do something about an idea,â&#x20AC;? said Nima Adelkhani, organizer of the weekend-long Hack for Peace in the Middle East competition in San Francisco this month.

AP

Fanya Young (right) and other participants work on their computers during a coding and team formation session Feb. 8 at FinCapDev San Francisco Hackathon in San Francisco. A record 1,500 hackathons around the world are planned for this year, up from just a few dozen in 2010, and their focus is broadening from developing lucrative apps to solving problems with coding for an array of issues including dental, fashion, immigration, transgender and social justice. Law enforcement has not abandoned the term. Dozens of federally convicted â&#x20AC;&#x153;hackersâ&#x20AC;? are serving prison sentences for computer fraud and other cybercrimes. And the Justice Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cybercrime budget this year is $9 million to target offenses that include â&#x20AC;&#x153;hacking.â&#x20AC;? But the new uses have

popped up with increasing frequency since a pair of tech events in 1999 where developers worked together to write programs. Yahoo gets recognition for the first official hackathon in 2005. And Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been largely credited with helping broaden the

IN BRIEF No markets today 4HEREARENOSTOCKORCOMMODITYREPORTSTODAY BECAUSEMARKETSWERECLOSED -ONDAYFOR0RESIDENTS$AY

â&#x20AC;&#x153; Still the Best Buy in Illinois.â&#x20AC;?

Starting at $14,981 We Continually search the country to find vehicles that offer our customers the best value for their hard earned dollar. And for the past year weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve offered what still to this day is one of the best buys out there - The 2013 Impala packs a punch in power, comfort, safety... and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the start. Underneath direct injected the hood lies a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers power and economy - 302 horsepower with up to 30 mpg. Once you slip behind the wheel youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll realize this is not an ordinary car, but how comforting and easy it is to drive. I highly recommend you stop by Sterling Chevrolet and take one for a drive. Just remember... We look forward to your visit. These 2013 Impalas still carry the balance of a 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, along with the remainder of a 3 year, 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper.

1824 N. Locust, Sterling

815-625-2700

www.sterlingchevy.com

definitions by urging his staff to â&#x20AC;&#x153;hackâ&#x20AC;? by â&#x20AC;&#x153;building something quickly or testing the boundaries of what can be done.â&#x20AC;? A new Facebook option that went live Thursday

allowing users more than 50 ways to identify their gender beyond male and female was conceived during a company hackathon 4 months ago. This month, the first global hackathon for Black Male Achievement was held in Oakland, Calif. Music Hack Day is coming in Tokyo and Hackomotive competitors will develop apps in Santa Monica, Calif., that make it easier to buy and sell cars. During these sorts of tech-heavy, weekend competitions, teams of computer programmers, software engineers and developers huddle over monitors for hours, working up new apps for smartphones or other devices. A panel of judges selects winners, and prizes are usually awarded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Developers are a rare breed, where they get paid a lot of money to do this job during the week, and they enjoy it so much they want to do it more on the weekend,â&#x20AC;? said Jon Gotfriend, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been going to hackathons for more than 3 years.

As such events have become more popular, a set of rules has coalesced. Teams are typically made up of a handful of people. Designs, ideas and even mock-ups can be worked on in advance, but everyone starts writing code at the same time. And teams own whatever they come up with. The opening stages of a hackathon can be exciting as challenges, prizes, teams and judges are introduced. But within hours, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a quiet buzz and lots of keyboard clicking as programmers make their ideas a reality. Participants arrive with sleeping bags, deodorant, toothbrushes, pillows and laptops. By morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wee hours, pizza, energy drinks and bean bag chairs are in hot demand. Candy of all kinds is consumed, and by the time the buzzer goes off after 24 or 48 hours, most participants are disheveled and a little loopy. Like the tech industry itself, hackathon participants are mostly men. But some organizers are trying to change that.

The Problem: Bulging, painful, unsightly varicose veins? The Solution Attend a FREE screening! Aching, swollen, tired or restless legs, visible varicose or spider veins are all signs of venous disease. If left untreated, it can become a more serious medical problem. At Gilvydis Vein Clinic, Rimas Gilvydis, MD, and his team of caring professionals use state-of-the-art tools and vast experience to diagnose your vein problem... and resolve it quickly, with little to no downtime. Plus, most procedures are covered by insurance. Dr Gilvydis has performed more than 15,000 laser vein treatments.

Only 20 appointments are available! Call now to schedule your screening!

815-286-4175

No doctor referral required. Covered by all insurance plans.

Rimas Gilvydis, MD Diplomate: American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine &SEVH'IVXM½IH Interventional Radiology,

FREE Varicose Vein Screening Event

Friday, February 21st 8:30 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 pm Saturday, February 22nd 8:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 Noon Gilvydis Vein Clinic 2127 Midlands Ct., Suite 102 Sycamore, IL 60178 Technology. Commitment. Experience. Results.

2127 Midlands Court, Suite 102 Â&#x2C6; Sycamore, IL 60178 815-286-4175 Â&#x2C6; www.GilvydisVein.com


RIGHT FIT: CASTRO MIGHT BAT FIRST FOR CUBS. SPRING TRAINING, B2.

SPORTS dailyGAZETTE

GET CONNECTED

Section B

e-mail: sports@saukvalley.com

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Weather or not

Late addition

‘Like’ us! Sauk Valley Sports

Monday’s 3A Mendota Regional game and 1A Forreston Sectional games were postponed because of inclement weather. See B5 for updated schedules for both tournaments.

Orioles make first big signing of offseason by agreeing to a 4-year, $27.5 million deal with free agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez. The 30-year-old righthander started 31 games for Indians in 2013.

Sports for the Sauk Valley fan!

GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW | 2A AURORA CHRISTIAN SECTIONAL | SEMIFINAL

steve ROSENBLOOM MCT News Service sports columnist. He can be reached at srosenbloom@ tribune.com.

Liking lots about U.S. hockey

S

Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com

Prophetstown’s Heather Strike looks to make a pass during a game against Newman. The Prophets, much like the Oregon Hawks, use pressure defense to create turnovers and points. The two teams meet today at the 2A Aurora Christian Sectional.

Small. Fast. Scary.

Prophets, Hawks both play to strengths very well BY DAN WOESSNER dwoessner@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 555

More inside

Scouts watching today’s 2A Aurora Christian Sectional semifinal will probably write down one word when the Prophetstown Prophets and Oregon Hawks take the court. That word: Small. After watching the game for awhile, that scout will likely put down another word: Fast. Both would be right, and whichever team can used that speed to wreak the most havoc on defense and cause matchup problems on offense will likely be dancing into

s.EEDMOREINFORMATIONONTHESECTIONAL action that starts today? Check out preview capsules for both the 2A Aurora Christian and 1A Forreston Sectionals on B5. the sectional title game. Waiting for them there will be either Byron (27-3) or Aurora Christian (12-14). Veteran Prophetstown coach Don Robinson understands that there is little point to worry about any team other than the Hawks at this point.

“You know when both our teams take the court that we aren’t going to intimidate anyone,” Robinson said. “Neither of us has the size for that. It’s all about effort and executing as a team. They have so many weapons, and can really create problems on defense. It’s so hard not to get into foul trouble against them.” Robinson has one word in mind when it comes to the Hawks: Scary. “They are just so fast,” Robinson said. “You always worry about getting into foul trouble with them.” SCARY CONTINUED ON B5

o, what did we learn about the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team? The short-attentionspan answers are the Americans can skate, score and check in what amounted to a 1-week regular season. I think we already knew the Americans had the goaltending to capture the gold, and a couple pairs of shut-down defensemen to convince you they wouldn’t get outclassed in a specific area. But yet, in a cold-eyed evaluation of the preliminary round, the Americans played one team worthy of a medal, and they couldn’t beat the Russians without a gimmick. The Americans finished with a 2-1-0-0 record, Olympic standings being as silly as the NHL’s. If you’re keeping score at home, that’s two regulation wins, one overtime/ shootout win, and zero overtime/shootout losses and regulation losses. Got it? Yes, that’s from the same idiots who let a team use the same shooter again and again and . . . Moving right along, the Americans earned the second seed in the medal round bracket, behind Sweden and ahead of Canada. ROSENBLOOM CONTINUED ON B3

NASCAR | DAYTONA 500

As intimidating as ever Famed No. 3 makes dramatic return to racing BY MARK LONG AP Sports Writer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson’s latest accomplishment. It was a rare show of emotion from the usually stoic team owner. Then again, this moment was far from normal. Austin Dillon took the iconic No. 3 – the number the late Dale Earnhardt drove to 67 wins and six of his seven championships – out of pseudoretirement and put it back atop the scoring tower at Daytona International Speedway.

SPORTS inside

Daytona 500 Lineup 1. Austin Dillon 2. Greg Biffle 3. Ryan Newman 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Dillon might as well have grabbed the largest Earnhardt tribute flag ever made and waved it all around NASCAR’s most famous track. “The 3 is special to all of us,” Childress said. “The family, the Earnhardt family, to every one of us, but I think it’s special because

Austin, our family, is in the car.” Dillon will be the talk of the Daytona – and of all of racing – for the next 6 days after winning the pole for Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500. The famed number already was in the spotlight, as Childress decided to put it back on track in the Sprint Cup Series for the first time since his driver and friend’s fatal accident in the 2001 Daytona 500. “The legend of Dale has lived on for a long time and is going to continue to live on forever,” AP Dillon said before his poleAustin Dillon walks in the garage area after his qualifying run for sitting run.” the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Dillon won the pole position in his EVER CONTINUED ON B2 first competition using Dale Earnhardt’s iconic No. 3 car. WINTER OLYMPICS

More highs and lows from Sochi, B3.

Suggestion box Comment or story tip? Contact Sports Editor Dan Woessner at dwoessner@saukvalley.com or 800-798-4085, ext. 555


TOP OF 2

Raven for life Terrell Suggs  YEAR OLDLINEBACKER SIGNSA YEARDEALWORTH MILLIONTOSTAYWITH "ALTIMORE3UGGSHAS SACKSINSEASONS

SVM staff, wire services CORRECTION

Katlyn BayISA$IXON BOWLER!BREAKOUTON" IN-ONDAYSEDITIONSHAD THISLISTEDINCORRECTLY 36-REGRETSTHEERROR MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BASKETBALL

Skyhawks finish week strong 4HE3AUK6ALLEYMENS BASKETBALLTEAMBEAT4RUMAN3TATE ON3UNDAYTOCONCLUDEASTRETCH OFFOURGAMESINDAYS 3AUK  WASABLETO GETEVERYPLAYERONTHEROSTERONTHECOURT ANDFIVE PLAYERSREACHEDDOUBLE FIGURESINSCORING,EADING THEWAYWASCarlos HendrixANDTiger Greene BOTHWITHPOINTS(ENDRIXALSOHADEIGHTASSISTS ANDFOURSTEALS Jeff CasseusANDMarcus PosleyBOTHSCORED POINTS ANDJohn MurphyHADPOINTS NFL

Falcons sign ex-Bear Carimi 4HE!TLANTA&ALCONS ANNOUNCEDTHESIGNINGOF OFFENSIVELINEMANGabe CarimiON-ONDAY A MOVETHATCOMESLESSTHAN AWEEKAFTER#ARIMIWASLET GOBYTHE4AMPA"AY"UCCANEERS #ARIMIWASTHE"EARSTOP DRAFTCHOICEIN THE THPICKOVERALL(ESUFFEREDAKNEEINJURYEARLYIN HISROOKIESEASONANDWAS NEVERARELIABLECONTRIBUTOR ONTHE"EARSOFFENSIVELINE

Bears sign former Jaguar DE 4HE#HICAGO"EARSON -ONDAYSIGNEDFREE AGENT DEFENSIVEENDAusten Lane HISAGENTTWEETED REUNITINGHIMWITHDEFENSIVECOORDINATORMel Tucker4HE"EARSCONFIRMED THAT,ANEWASSIGNEDTOA  YEARDEAL ,ANEPLAYEDFORTHE *ACKSONVILLE*AGUARSFROM   WHEN4UCKER WASTHEDEFENSIVECOORDINATORTHERE4HE*AGUARS FIFTH ROUNDPICKINHAS THREESACKSINCAREER GAMES SPORTS MEDIA

WGN starts sports talk station 4HE#HICAGORADIOSPORTS TALKWARSHAVEAN&-PLAYERTHATSTARTEDON-ONDAY 7'.2ADIOLAUNCHED h4HE'AMEvON&- ANEWALL SPORTSSTATION AIMEDATMOVINGTHECONVERSATIONABOUTTHE"EARS THE"ULLSAND$A#OACHTO THE&-BAND MLB

Koufax defends Puigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showmanship Sandy Koufax DEFENDED Yasiel PuigSSTYLEOFPLAY SAYINGHEDOESNTMIND 0UIGSTHEATRICSSOLONGAS THEYDONTRESULTINMISTAKES

Let us hear it s'AMERESULTS STORY TIPS ATHLETEOFTHEWEEK NOMINATIONS TEAM ANDINDIVIDUALSTATS CANBEFAXEDTO   CALLEDINTO    EXT OREMAILEDTOSPORTS SAUKVALLEYCOM

Contact us at 800-798-4085 Sports Editor Dan Woessner EXT DWOESSNER SAUKVALLEYCOM Sports Reporters Larry Brennan EXT LBRENNAN SAUKVALLEYCOM Ty Reynolds EXT TREYNOLDS SAUKVALLEYCOM Brian Weidman EXT BWEIDMAN SAUKVALLEYCOM

.&,COMMISSIONERHAS SPENTLASTDAYSINTERVIEWINGPLAYERSONHOWTO MAKELOCKERROOMAMORE PROFESSIONALPLACE

Your guide to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on in sports

"s3AUK6ALLEY-EDIA

sportShorts

Prying eye Roger Goodell

WWWSAUKVALLEYCOM

4UESDAY &EBRUARY 

MLB SPRING TRAINING | CUBS

Ready to order Castro could be best leadoff option for Cubs BY MARK GONZALES #HICAGO4RIBUNE

7 p.m.

s,A3ALLE 0ERUAT3TERLING 7:15 p.m.

s2OCK&ALLSAT!LLEMAN 7:30 p.m.

s.EWMANAT"UREAU 6ALLEY s-ORRISONAT&ULTON s%RIEAT0ROPHETSTOWN s!MBOYAT2IVERDALE s3OUTH"ELOITAT0OLO s$AKOTAAT!&# s2IVER2IDGEAT7EST #ARROLL s$URANDAT-ILLEDGEVILLE Girls basketball 6 p.m.

MCT

Starlin Castro had the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest on-base percentage out of the leadoff position during the 2013 season. That makes him the most likely candidate for the top of the Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; order in 2014. and come put your stuff in here?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to do it, and the next day I come in, and all my stuff is next to him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The stuff he does for young guys and the team is amazing.â&#x20AC;? Russell hopes Dempster returns to pitch, adding that he is respected in Chicago and around baseball. Russell recalled during Kerry Woodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bowling tournament when Dempster arrived dressed as Bill Murrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kingpin.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was one of the funniest things Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen,â&#x20AC;? Russell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And he made us rookies [perform] the Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;American Idol,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; which was a big hit with everybody.â&#x20AC;? After one season, Russell recalled that he and then-Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner were treated to a private viewing of Blackhawks practice, and later fitted with equipment to skate on the United Center ice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ryan is one of the only guys who could get that worked out,â&#x20AC;? Russell said. Clean slate? Outfielder Brett Jackson, the Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first pick in the 2009 draft, said he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thinking about his prolific strike-

out rate as he tries to raise his stock this spring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to acknowledge moving forward,â&#x20AC;? said Jackson, who has struck out 417 times in 1,162 atbats over the last three minor league seasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the last couple years have been a search for finding myself at the plate and overcoming the pressures I was putting on myself, the pressures I was getting externally. Obviously, the strikeouts were in the corner of my mind at the time, and being told I was striking out too much. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not to put the blame on anyone but myself, and I take full accountability. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m confident in the adjustments Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I can improve on and better myself at in the future.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jackson, 25, said he has recovered from turf toe and a sore right calf that limited him to 95 games in the minors last summer. He added that he worked this winter on becoming a wellrounded player from a mental and physical aspect, and benefited from conducting a couple of clinics with youths in the San Francisco Bay Area.

MLB SPRING TRAINING | WHITE SOX

Job available at third base Davidson working on game, not worrying about spot GLENDALE, Ariz. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Matt Davidson was acquired this offseason to be the White Soxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third baseman of the future, but the 22-yearold indicated Sunday that he is not necessarily approaching his first spring training with the club as a job interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really just want to make myself the best player I can, if thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breaking with the team or going to Triple A,â&#x20AC;?

Davidson file Age: 22 Bats/Throws:22 Position:4HIRDBASE FYI: &IRST ROUNDPICK TH OFTHEAMATEURDRAFTBY $IAMONDBACKS Davidson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to make sure that I make myself the best player I can and not try to win a job or try to do this. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to come in and have a

great spring and then at the end have no clue of what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing.â&#x20AC;? The Sox traded closer Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks to obtain Davidson, who will compete with Jeff Keppinger and Conor Gillaspie for a spot at third after playing just 31 games with Arizona. Most Sox position players report Thursday, but Davidson arrived at Camelback Ranch 2 weeks early to

become acclimated to his new team. Along with a handful of other players, he worked with hitting coach Todd Steverson on Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Steverson and I] have been working on using the whole field,â&#x20AC;? Davidson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kind of got away from that the last couple years, pulling a lot of balls, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just trying to use the whole field and hopefully the average goes up and the strikeouts [go down].â&#x20AC;?

Family OK with return of Earnhardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s number EVER

CONTINUED FROM B1

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dale Earnhardt is not just famous because of the number,â&#x20AC;? Dillon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is Dale Earnhardt. He was a hero in everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind, including myself. ... Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the coolest thing about everything thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on.â&#x20AC;? Fans still lamenting the loss of Earnhardt may have mixed emotions about seeing another driver in the No. 3.

Today Boys basketball

MESA, Ariz. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Starlin Castro batted leadoff in 40 games in 2013, and early indications are thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start 2014. Castroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s .315 on-base percentage at the top of the order was the highest of any of his lineup spots last season for the Cubs, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardly an ideal mark for a leadoff batter. Manager Rick Renteria said he believes Castro, aided by confidence, could have a rebound season, whether or not he stays at the top of the order. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Numbers are simply results,â&#x20AC;? Renteria said Sunday, adding that he will evaluate other candidates in spring training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we need to figure out what an individual is doing that is creating the result. If we can change the approach or mindset, these numbers might be able to change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, they might not necessarily show themselves as being a leadoff-type guy or a potential power guy or No. 3 guy. The numbers will tell you where he fits in that lineup. The numbers might not be there yet, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Although Castro has run-producing talent, he might be the Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best option at the top. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the whole spring to develop a scheme as to who might fall into that role,â&#x20AC;? Renteria said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone can look through all the numbers and see the on-base guy, in particular. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not necessarily the easiest piece to find. And even perceived on-base guys arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the [players with the] highest rate.â&#x20AC;? Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope: Reliever James Russell said he and Jeff Samardzija were surprised to learn that former teammate Ryan Dempster announced he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pitch in 2014 because of health and family reasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember my first camp I had a rollaway locker right in front of the shower, and I was terrified,â&#x20AC;? Russell recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first person to say something to me was Demp, and he said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;They gave me an open locker next to me. Why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you get away from that rollaway locker

BY COLLEEN KANE #HICAGO4RIBUNE

On the calendar Local events

But those closest to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intimidatorâ&#x20AC;? welcomed its return. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great for Austin and Richard, grandson and grandfather being able to come together and doing something like that with a number thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been in their family for so many years,â&#x20AC;? Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has a lot of history inside their family. ... Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy for them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once we get out on the racetrack ... you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even think about the 3 on the side. That

will sort of become normal. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back. It was going to come back. ... Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good situation that I can be comfortable with, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy for that because it could have just as easily been a difficult situation that I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been comfortable with.â&#x20AC;? Childress kept the stylized version of the No. 3, but tweaked the color scheme. He switched it from a white number with red trimming to a red number with black trimming.

That was enough to satisfy Dale Sr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Martha, who had been uneasy about seeing it back on the track. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know it was Richardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s number when he drove and this is his grandson, and I understand that,â&#x20AC;? Martha Earnhardt said in an interview with Fox Sports 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it look like the No. 3. If they painted it a different color, I can sort of deal with it, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see the black No. 3 there just like Daleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.â&#x20AC;?

s!-ENDOTA2EGIONAL 2OCK&ALLSS,A3ALLE 0ERU s!!URORA#HRISTIAN3ECTIONAL /REGONVS0ROPHETSTOWN s!&ORRESTON3ECTIONAL !MBOYVS$AKOTA 8 p.m.

s!-ENDOTA2EGIONAL $IXONVS3TREATOR s!&ORRESTON3ECTIONAL %ASTLANDVS0EARL#ITY

On the tube TV listings Today Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball 6 p.m.

s+ENTUCKYAT-ISSISSIPPI %30. s4EXASAT)OWA3T %30. s.#3TATEAT#LEMSON %30.5 s7AKE&ORESTAT-ARYLAND &3. s6ILLANOVAAT0ROVIDENCE &OX3PORTS s'EORGE7ASHINGTONAT 2ICHMOND ."#30 8 p.m.

s)OWAAT)NDIANA %30. s.)OWAAT$RAKE #3. &3. s'EORGIAAT4ENNESSEE %30.5 s"UTLERAT3T*OHNS &OX3PORTS 10 p.m.

s5TAH3TAT3AN$IEGO 3T %30.5

Winter Olympics 6 a.m.

s-ENSHOCKEY ELIMINATIONROUND ."#30 9 a.m.

s-ENSSPEEDSKATING MENSNORDICCOMBINED SKIING ."#30 11 a.m.

s-ENSHOCKEY ELIMINATIONROUNDWOMENSBOBSLED ."#30 s-ENSHOCKEY ELIMINATIONROUND -3."# 2 p.m.

s-ENSSPEEDSKATING MENSNORDICCOMBINED SKIING ."# 4 p.m.

s(OCKEY TEAMS4"! ."#30 s-ENSWOMENSCURLING #."# 7 p.m.

s7OMENSALPINESKIING MENSFREESTYLESKIING WOMENSBOBSLED ."# Midnight

s7OMENSSHORTTRACK SKATING ."# 2 a.m. (Wednesday)

s-ENSHOCKEY QUARTERFINAL ."#30 4 a.m. (Wednesday)

s7OMENSCURLING SEMIFINAL 53! 4:30 a.m. (Wednesday)

s-ENSWOMENSSNOWBOARDINGWOMENSCROSS COUNTRYSKIING ."#30


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

OLYMPICS EXTRA

3AUK6ALLEY-EDIAs"

2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS | THROUGH THE LENS

ROUNDUP

Who ordered soup?

ICE DANCING

Fog sets in, postpones events on Monday "YTHE!SSOCIATED0RESS

Here are some highlights from Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action at the Sochi Olympics: LOST IN A FOG Soup was the special on the Olympic menu. Thick, soupy fog in the mountains rolled in to Krasnaya Polyana on Sunday night, stuck around on Monday and knocked out a bunch of events. A menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biathlon race and a snowboard event were both postponed. PROTEST & POLITICS An Italian gay-rights activist says she was detained for several hours by police. The police say no such thing happened. Vladimir Luxuria, a former Italian parliament lawmaker who has become a prominent transgender rights crusader and television personality, told The Associated Press she was stopped while carrying a rainbow flag that read in Russian: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gay is OK.â&#x20AC;? AND ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GOT ME MOVING Rivals compare her to a dancer because she skis with rhythm. She also wins plenty of gold. Darya Domracheva became the first female to win three gold medals in biathlon at the same Olympics when she won the 12.5-kilometer mass start race. THE (NOR)WAY HOME Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal tells the AP heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skipping his

AP

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States celebrate their first place following the flower ceremony in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals on Monday in Sochi, Russia.

Gold after 17 years together

AP

Skiers take a chair lift up the mountain in heavy fog near the alpine skiing training slopes on Monday in Sochi. The fog caused the postponement of several events. last race at the Olympics because of allergies he thinks are â&#x20AC;&#x153;from the concrete thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the air.â&#x20AC;? Svindal failed to win a medal in three races and was to have raced in Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s giant slalom. ... Cross-country skier Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, whose brother died on the eve of the Olympics, has left Sochi and gone home. Norway was reprimanded by the IOC after its skiers wore black armbands in honor of Sten Anders Jacobsen.

Davis, White nearly flawless for USAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first ice dancing title BY RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer

Hockey team showing grit when needed ROSENBLOOM

Babcock said that his best players are the ones CONTINUED FROM B1 skating on a line with the Blackhawks captain. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll face the survivor Another important lesof the Czech Republicson we learned about the Slovakia border war U.S. team is that it can Wednesday, and after play without the puck. winning that one, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Good thing, too, because face a border war of their the Americans didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own against Canada on have it for most of the Friday for the right to play third period against the for the gold in the last Russians. event of the 2014 Games. The Americans couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t In examining in greatplay their puck-posseser detail what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve sion game because the learned about the Ameri- Russians were better cans, start with evidence at it and thus dictated their forwards can score. the play. In a fly-or-die That was supposed to be period, the Americans a big question about the showed they could stay Yanks, although I wonwith their checks and dered why when I heard adapt quickly to reading it. After all, four of the their landmarks on an top 11 goal scorers in the ice surface that is wider NHL are Americans, only than theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re used to. one fewer than Canada. Once the U.S. gets past Not only can the U.S. the Czechs or Slovaks, score, but the Americans they will face the best of showed depth in the the best at puck possesopener against Slovakia, sion. If they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t willgetting goals from all ing to come back hard four lines and even durand stick with defensive ing a line change. assignments, then theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Now, if only Patrick head home early. Kane could score. He has Remarkably, we learned made some nice passes the U.S. team can play and seemed to have physical and can play it been dangerous every well. They took the body shift he played with against the slick Russians Joe Pavelski, but then, on the wider ice and it every American who has worked. They hit the skated with Pavelski has Russian stars, and the been dangerous. Russian stars stayed hit. In fact, the Wisconsin Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dangerous way to native is threatening to try to win a gold medal. become the 2014 version The wider ice punishes of Jonathan Toews, circa a missed check worse 2010. Of that Toews, who than in the NHL. When would be named most you run at an opponent outstanding forward, in the Olympics and Canadian coach Mike miss, you need a taxi to FREE KITCHEN DESIGNS BY 463 s !PPLIANCES s -ATTRESSES

Up To 12 Months Interest Free Financing Available 3610 E. LINCOLNWAY STERLING, IL

815-626-2996

Jocelyn Lilly, Kitchen Design: 815-266-1354

Ask about our FREE Upgrade Special MILLEDGEVILLE DO-IT-BEST HOME CENTER

'SFF &TUJNBUFT t 'SFF .FBTVSJOH t 'SFF %FMJWFSZ

Bring the Beauty of StarMark into Your Home. 3BJMSPBE BOE $PDISBO 4USFFUT .JMMFEHFWJMMF *   UPMM GSFF

get back to the slot, and by then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve probably given up a quality scoring chance. But the ability to play physical is a handy weapon because it can bother some Europeans who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t used to it on the wider ice. Perhaps the most important thing we learned was the Americans showed theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re mentally strong. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a surprise or not, but you never know how players will act when they go over the boards in front of the world like this until they actually go over the boards. After that emotional and dramatic win over a Russian team with home-country advantage, there was the fear the Americans would let down against a considerably less talented Slovenian team. And then Phil Kessel scored in the first 64 seconds. And then Kessel scored again. And again. And there you go, a decisive victory over an opponent the way a gold-medal contender should do it. Kesselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals and the response against Slovenia marked the third time in three games that maturity was demanded and delivered. The game before that, the Yanks refused to die against the the Russians after Pavel Datsyuk did another Pavel Datsyuk thing in the third period.

B & D HOME SERVICES

In the opener against Slovakia, the Americans gave up the tying goal in the second period of a game they seemed to control, but instead of falling apart, they destroyed the Slovaks with six straight goals. Talk about the ability to respond. And talk about perhaps the most important trait now that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve entered a week of win or go home.

SOCHI, Russia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Through 17 years of grueling practices, of defeats and victories, Meryl Davis and Charlie White insist theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never considered parting ways. A perfect pairing, they were nearly flawless at the Sochi Olympics, and on Monday they became the first Americans to win an ice dance gold medal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The closest we came to breaking up, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pinpoint one because there hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been one,â&#x20AC;? Davis, 27, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Certainly there have been struggles. It hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been easy to get where we are. ... Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a partnership which I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have asked for more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlie and I are very different. We used those differences to balance it out. There has never been a moment of doubt.â&#x20AC;?

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, the 2010 champions, took silver, while bronze went to Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov. Davis and White won silver in Vancouver, but in the 4 years since they have overtaken the Canadians, their training partners in Detroit under Russian coach Marina Zoueva. The reigning world champs scored 116.63 points in the free dance to finish with 195.52, 4.53 ahead of Virtue and Moir. When their program to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheherazadeâ&#x20AC;? ended with White on a knee, Davis rested her head on his back in exhausted elation. The two started skating together in 1997 in Michigan, and on the biggest day of their career, they performed just as they had visualized it.

Sweet Deals

at Razor Wirelessâ&#x20AC;Ś your local wireless retailer

Switch to

Dish or DTV

Accessories starting at $9.99

and receive a

50 Gift Card

$

Offer good only at Razor Wireless. Expires 3/15/14.

10 Off

$

any phone

Offer good only at Razor Wireless. Expires 3/15/14.

VoyagerÂŽ PRO Bluetooth headset

11999

$

A new 2-yr. agmt. (subject to a pro-rated $150 early termination fee for feature phones, modems and hotspot devices and a $350 early termination fee for smartphones and tablets) required.

Regularly $129.99.

Offer good only at Razor Wireless. Expires 3/15/14.

Offer good only at Razor Wireless. Expires 3/15/14.

5HVLGHQWLDO Â&#x2021; &RPPHUFLDO

3OXPELQJ Â&#x2021; +HDWLQJ &RROLQJ Â&#x2021; (OHFWULFDO

201 W. 14th, Rock Falls

815-626-0897 Lic # 058-157413

SatellitePro

Sales, Service & Installation

Dixon

Oregon

Rochelle

Sterling

955 N. Galena Ave.

305 Washington St.

1225 Caron Rd.

2536 E Lincolnway

815-285-0000

815-732-4800

815-561-7297

815-622-9544


"s3AUK6ALLEY-EDIA

WWWSAUKVALLEYCOM

4UESDAY &EBRUARY 

ATTENTION BUSINESSES Reserve your booth today for the Spring spruce up event of the season!

4 5CVWTFC[ /CTEJ  r  CO   RO 5WPFC[ /CTEJ  r  CO   RO 0QTVJNCPF /CNN r 5VGTNKPI +.

To Reserve Your Booth Contact Ed Bushman at 815-625-3600 ext. 681 or ebushman@saukvalley.com

&GCFNKPG KU (GDTWCT[  ! UV


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

www.saukvalley.com

MONDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result at Sauk Valley C.C.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 s.O!QUINVS.O(IAWATHA  s.O0OLOVS.O0EARL#ITY 

SAUK VALLEY 89, TRUMAN STATE 46

TRUMAN STATE Andrews 0 0-0 0, McMurray 1 2-2 4, DeJesus 1 0-1 3, Enwrya 1 6-6 8, Jones 3 0-0 6, Robinson 0 0-0 0, Peel 6 5-8 17, Poe 3 0-0 8. Totals: 15 13-17 46. SAUK VALLEY (17-11) Chris Stovall 1 0-0 2, Carlos Hendrix 4 1-2 13, Tiger Greene 3 4-4 13, David Newton 3 0-0 6, Jacob Fisher 3 0-0 6, Tramel Rideout 0 0-0 0, Carter Ames 1 0-0 3, John Murphy 4 0-0 10, Eric Naples 2 0-0 6, Jacoby Posley 6 2-2 11, Chris Fritsch 4 0-1 8, Jeff Casseus 5 1-3 11. Totals: 34 8-12 89. Halftime score â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sauk 44, Truman State 15; 3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Truman 3 (Poe 2, DeJesus), Sauk 13 (Hendrix 4, Greene 3, Naples 2, MUrphy 2, Ames, Posley).

Boys basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf. 8-0 7-1 2-4 2-5 2-5 1-7

Ottawa Dixon Sterling Geneseo LaSalle-Peru Streator

All 19-1 19-4 6-13 9-12 9-12 7-15

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s/TTAWAAT3YCAMORE  s,A3ALLE 0ERUAT3TERLING  s-ORRISAT3TREATOR 

Conf. 10-0 8-2 6-3 6-4 3-8 1-8 1-9

All 24-3 20-5 17-7 19-9 6-18 5-17 5-19

Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s"YRONAT/REGON PPDTO4"$

Three Rivers North All 24-2 18-9 19-7 12-15 12-13 7-20 2-23 2-20

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s!MBOYAT2IVERDALE  s%RIEAT0ROPHETSTOWN  s-ORRISONAT&ULTON  s.EWMANAT"UREAU6ALLEY  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s!MBOYAT/REGON 

NUIC East Conf. 9-2 9-2 8-3 7-4 6-4 4-6 4-6 3-7 2-8 0-10

All 16-8 19-5 19-4 20-6 14-9 10-14 9-13 10-12 6-19 0-25

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s$AKOTAAT!&#  s$URANDAT-ILLEDGEVILLE  s/RANGEVILLEAT!QUIN  s0ECATONICAAT&ORRESTON  s3OUTH"ELOITAT0OLO  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s!&#AT$URAND  s!QUINAT0ECATONICA  s&ORRESTONAT3OUTH"ELOIT  s-ILLEDGEVILLEAT/RANGEVILLE  s0OLOAT$AKOTA 

Conf. 12-0 9-2 7-4 7-4 4-4 5-6 3-7 3-7 2-9 0-10

Conf. 9-1 6-4 6-4 6-4 3-7 0-10

All 20-5 18-11 16-11 15-11 13-15 1-22

Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 3A Mendota Regional s,A3ALLE 0ERUVS2OCK&ALLS PPDTOTODAY s$IXONVS3TREATOR PPDTOTODAY Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 3A Mendota Regional s,A3ALLE 0ERUVS2OCK&ALLS PM s$IXONVS3TREATOR PM

Conf. 10-1 8-2 7-4 7-5 5-7 1-9 1-10

All 27-3 20-3 16-8 19-11 15-14 6-18 5-21

Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result 3A Mendota Regional s2OCK&ALLSVS,A3ALLE 0ERU PPDTOTODAY Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 3A Mendota Regional s2OCK&ALLSVS,A3ALLE 0ERU  2A Aurora Christian Sectional s/REGONVS0ROIPHETSTOWN  s"YRONVS!URORA#HRISTIAN 

Conf. 13-0 9-3 9-5 9-5 6-7 5-8 2-10 0-13

All 27-2 20-6 20-10 17-12 8-16 14-14 10-16 4-25

Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result 1A Forreston Sectional s!MBOYVS$AKOTA PPDTOTODAY Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 2A Aurora Christian Sectional s/REGONVS0ROIPHETSTOWN  1A Forreston Sectional s!MBOYVS$AKOTA 

NUIC East Aquin Dakota Durand Forreston Ashton-Franklin Center South Beloit Orangeville Pecatonica Milledgeville Polo

Conf. 13-0 12-1 10-3 8-5 7-6 4-9 4-9 3-10 3-10 1-11

All 21-10 25-6 20-8 16-14 14-12 6-15 5-19 9-20 7-20 2-26

Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result 1A Forreston Sectional s$AKOTAVS!MBOY PPDTOTODAY

All 21-3 18-3 13-10 13-13 9-13 13-12 8-13 7-13 6-21 3-17

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s2IVER2IDGEAT7EST#ARROLL  s7ARRENAT0EARL#ITY  Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s%AST$UBUQUEAT,ENA 7INSLOW  s3CALES-OUNDAT3TOCKTON  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s%ASTLANDAT%AST$UBUQUE  s,ENA 7INSLOWAT7ARREN  s0EARL#ITYAT3CALES-OUND  s3TOCKTONAT2IVER2IDGE  s7EST#ARROLLAT'ALENA  Postseason pairings CLASS 2A North Boone Regional Monday, Feb. 24 s .O  3TILLMAN 6ALLEY VS .O  .ORTH Boone, 6 s.O0ECATONICAVS.O/REGON  Tuesday, Feb. 25 s .O  7INNEBAGO VS 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY North Boone, 7 Wednesday, Feb. 26 s.O"YRONVS0ECATONICA/REGON  Friday, Feb. 28 s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Aurora Christian Regional winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Princeton Regional Tuesday, Feb. 25 s.O0ROPHETSTOWNVS.O0RINCETON 7 Wednesday, Feb. 26 s .O  3ENECA VS 0ROPHETSTOWN0RINCeton, 6 s.O(ALLVS.O"UREAU6ALLEY  Friday, Feb. 28 s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Morrison Regional winner, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 Morrison Regional Monday, Feb 24 s.O2IVERDALEVS.O7EST#ARROLL  Tuesday, Feb. 25 s.O.EWMANVS2IVERDALE7EST#ARroll, 7 Wednesday, Feb. 26 s.O&ULTONVS.O-ORRISON  Friday, Feb. 28 s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Princeton Regional winner, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 CLASS 1A Amboy Regional Monday, Feb. 24 s .O  !NNAWAN VS .O  ,A-OILLE Ohio, 7 Tuesday, Feb. 25 s.O0AW0AWVS.O!MBOY  s.O!&#VS.O%RIE  Wednesday, Feb. 26 s .O  )NDIAN #REEK VS !NNAWAN LaMoille-Ohio, 6 s0AW0AW!MBOYVS!&#%RIE  Friday, Feb. 28 s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to River Ridge Sectional vs. Galena Regional winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4

Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 37 18 .673 Phoenix 30 21 .588 Golden State 31 22 .585 L.A. Lakers 18 35 .340 Sacramento 18 35 .340

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 1A Forreston Sectional s$AKOTAVS!MBOY 

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games !TLANTAAT)NDIANA PM Cleveland at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. #HARLOTTEAT$ETROIT PM Orlando at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. New York at Memphis, 7 p.m. -IAMIAT$ALLAS PM Phoenix at Denver, 8 p.m. 3AN!NTONIOAT,!#LIPPERS PM Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Orlando at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Detroit at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 6 p.m. 7ASHINGTONAT!TLANTA PM )NDIANAAT-INNESOTA PM New York at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 9 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 9 p.m. (OUSTONAT,!,AKERS PM

College basketball Associated Press Top 25 Record Pts Prv 1. Syracuse (64) 25-0 1,624 1 2. Florida (1) 23-2 1,543 3 3. Wichita St. 27-0 1,489 4 4. Arizona 23-2 1,427 2 5. Duke 20-5 1,296 8 6. San Diego St. 22-2 1,232 5 7. Cincinnati 23-3 1,157 10 8. Kansas 19-6 1,129 7 9. Villanova 22-3 1,020 6 10. Saint Louis 23-2 1,019 12 11. Creighton 21-4 991 18 11. Louisville 21-4 991 13 13. Michigan St. 21-5 788 9 14. Virginia 21-5 752 17 )OWA     16. Wisconsin 21-5 609 21 )OWA3T     18. Kentucky 19-6 579 14 19. Texas 20-5 577 19 20. Michigan 18-7 421 15 21. UConn 20-5 382 24 22. Memphis 19-6 204 20 23. UCLA 20-5 168 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 24. Ohio St. 20-6 133 22 25. Gonzaga 23-4 112 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Others receiving votes: North Carolina 54, Arizona St. 45, Pittsburgh 21, SMU 21, Stephen F. Austin 8, Oklahoma 7, New Mexico 3, VCU 2, Green Bay 1, Kansas St. 1, Louisiana Tech 1. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games No. 5 Duke at Georgia Tech, 8 p.m. No. 6 San Diego State vs. Utah State, PM No. 8 Kansas at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. No. 9 Villanova at Providence, 6 p.m. No. 11 Louisville vs. South Florida, 6 p.m. No. 14 Virginia at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. .O)OWAAT)NDIANA PM .O)OWA3TATEVS.O4EXAS PM No. 18 Kentucky at Mississippi, 6 p.m. Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games No. 1 Syracuse vs. Boston College, 6 p.m. No. 2 Florida vs. Auburn, 6 p.m. No. 3 Wichita State at Loyola of Chicago, 7 p.m. No. 4 Arizona at Utah, 9 p.m. No. 7 Cincinnati at UCF, 6 p.m. No. 10 St. Louis at George Mason, 6 p.m. No. 11 Creighton at Marquette, 7 p.m. .O5#,!AT#ALIFORNIA PM No. 24 Ohio State vs. Northwestern, 6 p.m.

Big Ten

NUIC West Conf. Eastland 11-1 East Dubuque 8-4 River Ridge-Scales Mound 8-4 Pearl City 8-4 Lena-Winslow 7-5 Stockton 5-6 Galena 5-7 Warren 1-12 West Carroll 0-11

All 25-5 17-7 16-10 17-12 14-10 13-15 15-9 4-23 3-23

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 1A Forreston Sectional s%ASTLANDVS'ALENA  Postseason pairings CLASS 3A Mendota Regional Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s.O,A3ALLE 0ERUVS.O2OCK&ALLS ppd. to today s.O$IXONVS.O3TREATOR PPDTO today Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s.O,A3ALLE 0ERUVS.O2OCK&ALLS  s.O$IXONVS.O3TREATOR  Wenesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s .O  -ENDOTA VS ,A3ALLE 0ERU2OCK Falls, 6 s.O3TERLINGVS$IXON3TREATOR  Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to IVC Sectional vs. Peoria Notre Dame Regional winner, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 CLASS 2A Aurora Christian Sectional Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s0ROPHETSTOWNVS/REGON  s"YRONVS!URORA#HRISTIAN  Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to Monmouth Supersectional vs. Fieldcrest Sectional winner, 7 p.m., Feb. 24 CLASS 1A Forreston Sectional Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s!MBOYVS$AKOTA PPDTOTODAY s'ALENAVS%ASTLAND PPDTOTODAY Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s!MBOYVS$AKOTA PM s'ALENAVS%ASTLAND PM Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to DeKalb Supersectional vs. Harvest Christian Academy Sectional winner, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24

Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Michigan St. 10-3 .769 21-5 .808 Michigan 10-3 .769 18-7 .720 )OWA       Wisconsin 8-5 .615 21-5 .808 Ohio St. 7-6 .538 20-6 .769 Nebraska 6-6 .500 14-10 .583 Minnesota 6-7 .462 17-9 .654 Purdue 5-7 .417 15-10 .600 Northwestern 5-8 .385 12-14 .462 )NDIANA       Penn St. 4-9 .308 13-13 .500 )LLINOIS       Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game )OWAAT)NDIANA PM Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Northwestern at Ohio St., 6 p.m. )LLINOISAT-INNESOTA PM Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Michigan St. at Purdue, 6 p.m. Penn St. at Nebraska, 8 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Southeast W Miami 37 Atlanta 25 Washington 25 Charlotte 23 Orlando 16

)NDIANA Chicago Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee

GB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3½ 8 10 14

Division L Pct 14 .725 26 .490 27 .481 30 .434 38 .296

GB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 12 12½ 15 22½

Central Division W L Pct    27 25 .519 22 30 .423 20 33 .377 9 43 .173

GB Â&#x2C6; 13 18 20½ 31

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 38 15 .717 Houston 36 17 .679 Dallas 32 22 .593 Memphis 29 23 .558 New Orleans 23 29 .442 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 43 12 .782 Portland 36 17 .679 Minnesota 25 28 .472 Denver 24 27 .471 Utah 19 33 .365

GB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 2 6½ 8½ 14½ GB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6 17 17 22½

SVM SCOUTS 2014 1A/2A GIRLS BASKETBALL SECTIONALS 2A Aurora Christian

1A Forreston Sectional

When: Tuesday, Thursday Where: Aurora Christian High School Teams: Aurora Christian (12-14), Byron (27-3), Oregon (19-11), Prophetstown (27-2) Players to watch: Alyssa Andersen, Aurora Christian sr. G; McKaylee Beeter, Oregon sr. G; Natasha Brown, Aurora Christian F; Clare Kramer, Prophetstown sr. F; Sam Lambrigtsen, Oregon sr. G; Ellie Lehne, Byron jr. F; Karlie Stafford, Prophetstown sr. F; Mayson Whipple, Byron sr. G Outlook: Prophetstown holds two victories over Oregon and one over Byron this season. The Prophets and Hawks are very similar animals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they use defensive pressure to create turnovers and points on the other end. Neither has the size to get stuck in a half-court game. Byron does. The Tigers are led by junior forward Ellie Lehne, who is well over 6-feet tall. Aurora Christian lost seven of its last 10 games before winning a regional crown. The Eagles seem to be the wild-card in this field. Favorite: Prophetstown Darkhorse: Oregon Winner to: Monmouth Supersectional vs. Fieldcrest Sectional winner, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. SVM prediction: Prophetstown

When: Tuesday, Thursday Where: Forreston High School Teams: Amboy (20-6), Dakota (25-6), Eastland (25-5), Galena (15-9) Players to watch: Jaycee Cleaver, Dakota jr. G; Kristi Ebbers, Dakota jr. F; Katie Furlong, Galena fr. C; Hannah Hake, Eastland sr. F; Kaitlyn Liebing, Amboy jr. C; Lexis Mamcomber, Eastland jr. F; Skylar Middendorf, Galena sr. G; Delaney Wilhelm, Amboy fr. G Outlook: Amboy is the crasher of this .5)#PARTY4HE#LIPPERSAREMAKING their first sectional appearance since 1990 and will have a tough task in Dakota in the semifinal. Galena is a bit of a surprise after finishing 5-7 in the .5)#7EST WELLBEHINDTHECONFERENCE champions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eastland. The Cougars have been the model of consistency this season with a strong inside game provided by Macomber and Hake, balanced by good shooting outside. EastLANDBEAT.5)#%ASTCHAMPION!QUINTO win the regional championship. Aquin won the last two 1A state titles. Favorite: Eastland Darkhorse: Amboy Winner to: DeKalb Supersectional vs. Harvest Christian Academy Sectional winner, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 SVM prediction: Eastland

Prophets have beat Hawks twice SCARY

CONTINUED FROM B1

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have such quick hands, and they have players that are right at the top in the area each week in steals for a reason,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said. Emy Wright is second in the area in steals with 4.1 a game. Sam Lambrigtsen is third at 3.8. Leading the area is Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Johnson/Shaw Media Corrie Reiley at 4.6. Megan Boehle applies pressure on defense during a While the Hawks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who game against Fulton. Creating turnovers with presare led by reigning SVM sure is a staple of the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense. player of the year Lambrigtsen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are scary, the Prophets. Three Rivers North before Prophets have found a â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to stay calm, cruising to the St. Bede way to succeed against and play the game how Regional. It is Prophetthem this season. we like to play it,â&#x20AC;? Wright stownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first year in Class Prophetstown won said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to stay out 2A, after playing in 1A the both matchups between of foul trouble and play last several seasons. the teams. The first was really good defense as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a solid team, a 63-53 win in the thirdteam. and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to place game at the Oregon â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so ready for it. beat themselves,â&#x20AC;? Oregon tournament to start We wanted to see them coach Kristy Eckardt said. the season. The other again after those first two â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to take care was a 66-53 win at the games, and hopefully we of the ball, too. They do Polo tournament before can get a win this time everything so well, and Christmas. and keep our season we have to play our game Wright, who scored 23 going.â&#x20AC;? and be strong with the points in the opening Since playing the Hawks, ball and make good deciloss, has been waiting for Prophetstown went on sions. Hopefully, the third another chance at the to go undefeated in the time will be the charm.â&#x20AC;?

State schedule Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games $ETROITAT)L #HICAGO PM "RADLEYAT3)LLINOIS PM -ISSOURI3TAT)LLINOIS3T PM Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games DePaul at Xavier, 6 p.m. Wichita St. at Loyola, 7 p.m. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games %)LLINOISAT"ELMONT PM %-ICHIGANAT.)LLINOIS PM 3)5%AT4ENNESSEE3T PM 5TAH6ALLEYAT#HICAGO3T PM 7)LLINOISAT$ENVER PM

Olympics Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Qualification Playoff Round Slovenia vs. Austria, 2 a.m. 2USSIAVS.ORWAY AM Czech Republic vs. Slovakia, 11 a.m. Switzerland vs. Latvia, 11 a.m. Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Quarterfinals Sweden vs. Slovenia-Austria winner, 2 a.m. &INLAND VS 2USSIA .ORWAY WINNER  a.m. Canada vs. Switzerland-Latvia winner, 11 a.m. United States vs. Czech Republic-Slovakia winner, 11 a.m.

TBD, 6 a.m. TBD, 11 a.m.

9 a.m.

NBA Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 28 24 .538 Brooklyn 24 27 .471 New York 20 32 .385 Boston 19 35 .352 Philadelphia 15 39 .278

GB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 5 5 18 18

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games No. 5 Duke at North Carolina, 8 p.m. No. 13 Michigan State at Purdue, 6 p.m. No. 21 UConn at Temple, 8 p.m. No. 22 Memphis at Rutgers, 6 p.m. No. 25 Gonzaga at BYU, 8 p.m.

Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result 1A Forreston Sectional s%ASTLANDVS'ALENA PPDTOTODAY

NUIC West Eastland East Dubuque River Ridge Warren Lena-Winslow Stockton Scales Mound Galena Pearl City West Carroll

Northern Illinois Big 12 West Ottawa Sterling Dixon Geneseo LaSalle-Peru Streator

Prophetstown Amboy Erie Riverdale Newman Morrison Bureau Valley Fulton

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s!MBOYAT/REGON  s-ENDOTAAT"YRON  s2OCK&ALLSAT3TILLMAN6ALLEY  s7INNEBAGOAT,UTHERAN 

Dakota Aquin Milledgeville Polo Pecatonica Ashton-Franklin Center Forreston Durand South Beloit Orangeville

Girls basketball

Three Rivers North

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s!LLEMANAT2OCK&ALLS  s-ENDOTAAT,UTHERAN  s3TILLMAN6ALLEYAT7INNEBAGO 

Newman Bureau Valley Fulton Morrison Prophetstown Riverdale Erie Amboy

Friday, Feb. 28 s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to River Ridge Sectional vs. South Beloit Regional, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5

Byron Mendota Rockford Lutheran Oregon Stillman Valley Rock Falls Winnebago

Big Northern West

Conf. 12-1 10-2 8-4 8-5 7-5 3-10 1-11 0-11

Wednesday, Feb. 26 s .O  -ILLEDGEVILLE VS %ASTLAND&ORRESton, 6 s!QUIN(IAWATHAVS0OLO0EARL#ITY 

Big Northern West

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s'ENESEOAT,A3ALLE 0ERU  s/TTAWAAT$IXON  s3TERLINGAT3TREATOR 

Rockford Lutheran Winnebago Mendota Byron Stillman Valley Rock Falls Oregon

Forreston Regional Monday, Feb. 24 s.O%ASTLANDVS.O&ORRESTON 

3AUK6ALLEY-EDIAs"

6 a.m.

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Semifinals

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game Bronze Medal Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game Gold Medal

Transactions BASEBALL American League "!,4)-/2%/2)/,%3Â&#x2C6;!GREEDTOTERMS with RHP Suk-min Yoon on a three-year contract. $%42/)44)'%23Â&#x2C6;!GREEDTOTERMSWITH RHP Jose Valdez, LHP Casey Crosby, C 2AMON #ABRERA ).&S *ORDAN ,ENNERTON and Eugenio Suarez and OF Daniel Fields on one-year contracts. +!.3!3 #)49 2/9!,3 Â&#x2C6; #LAIMED /& Jimmy Paredes off waivers from Baltimore. Designated RHP Maikel Cleto for assignment. /!+,!.$ !4(,%4)#3 Â&#x2C6; #LAIMED ,(0 Joe Savery off waivers from Philadelphia. Placed LHP Eric Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Flaherty to the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Agreed to terms with RHPs Lisalverto Bonilla, Cory Burns, Wilmer Font, Roman Mendez and Tanner 3CHEPPERS ).& ,UIS 3ARDINAS AND /&S James Adduci, Engel Beltre and Michael Choice on one-year contracts. FOOTBALL National Football League "!,4)-/2%2!6%.3Â&#x2C6;3IGNED,"4ERRELL Suggs to a four-year contract extension. #()#!'/ "%!23 Â&#x2C6;3IGNED $% !USTEN Lane to a one-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League -)..%3/4! 7),$ Â&#x2C6; 3IGNED ' *OHN Curry to a two-way contract.

 <

 <

 < Subscriber Only Special

This coupon good for one free merchandise ad in

CLASSIFIEDS SAUK VALLEY dailyGAZETTE

TELEGRAPH

To place your free ad, send completed coupon or drop off to the address below*.

Please allow 3-5 business days from receipt of ad for processing.

Ads must include price. Ads not accepted by phone. Merchandise Items Priced At

$100 or less

Ad runs free for 3 days in Sauk Valley Media & saukvalley.com Write Your Ad Here Classification: ________________________________________________________________________ Price:_________________________________________________________________________________ Description: __________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

Write Your Information Here Name: _______________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________ City & State: _______________________________________ Zip Code: _______________________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________

*One item per ad, maximum 4 lines (20 characters per line). Limit 3 ads per month. Private parties only. For subscribers only. Excludes Rummage Sales, Employment, Rentals, Real Estate, Tickets & Travel, Wood/Fuel, and Pet Ads

Mail Or Drop Off Ad To:

Sauk Valley Media, Attn: Free Ads 3200 E. Lincolnway, P.O. Box 498 Sterling, IL 61081

Dixon Telegraph, Attn: Free Ads 113 South Peoria Avenue Dixon, IL 61021


place ads online www.saukvalley.com

CLASSIFIED SAUK VALLEY Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dixon

Call Classified ToSAUK sell those extra items! VALLEY SAUK VALLEY LASSIFIEDS dailyGAZETTE TELEGRAPH

CLASSIFIEDS C dailyGAZETTE

815-625-3600

Looking for the perfect home? Read Sauk Valley

estate section and Real Estate Weekly on Thursdays.

TELEGRAPH

815-284-2222

Currently seeking caring, dependable CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for PT/ FT- Various Shifts. Join our 5 Star Quality Rated facility by applying within or sending resume to Oregon Living & Rehabilitation Center 811 S. 10th Street, Oregon, IL 61061 815-732-7994 fax: 815-732-7998

Part Time Housekeeper Part Time Laundry May Become Full Time Franklin Grove Living & Rehabilitation Center 502 N. State St. Franklin Grove, IL 61031

815-456-2374 EOE

Full Time Positions Available

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN With 2 to 4 yrs experience programming and trouble shooting of PLC Equip â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Linear Motion Products Robots used for pick & place & welding applications Work with 440/220, 110 AC Wire in machines & equipment Perform maintenance on plant equipment Use shop mathematics & work from electrical schematics Must be knowledgeable in the use of electrical equipment Allied-Locke provides full employment ZLWKDQH[FHOOHQWEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVSDFNDJHLQFOXGLQJ Medical, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, paid holidays and vacations Wages are based on experience. High school graduate or equivalent required.

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED Apply at: Allied-Locke Industries, Inc. 1088 Corregidor Road Dixon, IL 61021 EOE

1. Call Center Representative â&#x20AC;&#x201C; customer service experience, HS diploma/GED, Computer, Organizational Skills

ROUTES AVAILABLE!

Towns

Streets

Sterling

MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS

Send Resume to:

EOE FDIC

Route

Douglas Park Dr., Harvey Dr., East Ave., Elm Ave. 56 Sterling 5th - 2nd Ave., Miller Rd. 76 Sterling W. 9th & 10th, Ave. E-G 76 Milledgeville W. 1st, Cochran, Holcomb, S. Main, Old Mill St. 313 Milledgeville W. 6th, Cochran, Hager, Holcomb, N. Main, Meyers 315 (Ask About $50.00 sign on bonus for Milledgeville Routes)

Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway Sterling, IL 61081

Customers 41 75 25 34 61

Telegraph 113 S. Peoria Dixon, IL 61021

815-625-3600 ext. 301

CitiMortgage, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Terry McCombs a/k/a Terry D. McCombs; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/30/2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 4/3/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 11-16-380-013 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1713 Avenue D Sterling, IL 61081 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1).

3. Teller/Personal Banker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HS diploma/GED, 2 years related Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO H[SHULHQFH FRPSXWHU FXVWRPHU VHUYLFH FDVK KDQGOLQJ

hr@saukvalleybank.com

13 CH 00139

If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).

2. Collections/Servicing Representative â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Associates or 2 years related experience, Collections of retail accounts, basic math skills, knowledge of state and federal banking compliance regulations

Sauk Valley Bank

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

Accuride Corp located in Rockford, IL is accepting resumes for experienced Mechanical or Electrical Machine Repair Tech disciplines. Responsibilities include troubleshooting CNC Honor Seiki Lathes, Kitamura Drills, or other mfg. equipment. Minimum 4 yrs related experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, PLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Fanuc Controls, welding. Must be willing to work overtime, off-shifts, and weekend hours. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Assessment testing will be administered, prior to placement. OfIHU FRPSHWLWLYH ZDJHV DQG EHQHÂżWV Submit resumes to the HR Dept via email to hrgunite@gunite.com. In the subject line, candidates must indicate the following: TECHNICIAN 2-14

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-19428. I591148

February 18th, 25th, and March 4th 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF,

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE-MORRISON, ILLINOIS

-vsCASSANDRA S. SAWYERS; DUSTIN J. SAWYERS; DEFENDANTS

BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JALON J. BRUDER AKA JALON BRUDER,

EARN CASH NOW! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE, STATE OF ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-14, Plaintiff(s), vs. TIMOTHY E. PLOCINSKI , MEGHAN PLOCINSKI, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 11 CH 210 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on March 6, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the 200 E. KNOX STREET, 3RD FLOOR LOBBY, IL 61270, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: Common Address: 205 W. 6TH ST, PROPHETSTOWN, IL 61277 P.I.N. 21-04-107-001 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM # 11-08507 I588249

Defendant. 13CH 54 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 30629 E. THOME RD. ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on December 5, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 17-11-402-006 Commonly known as: 30629 E. Thome Rd., Rock Falls, IL 61071 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on April 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the main entrance lobby at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount is $95,054.49. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at ay time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC

February 4, 11, 18, 2014

I590636

February 18th, 25th & March 4th 2014

13CH 105 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on December 11, 2013; Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL 61270, will on April 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, 3rd Floor Lobby, Morrison, IL 61270, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 606 East 7th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Permanent Index No.: 11-27-382-001 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $124,355.06. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Ahmed Motiwala Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6305840 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I590068 February 18th, 25th & March 4th 2014


A1

SAUK VALLEY MEDIA s Tuesday, February 18, 2014 s PAGE B7

PUBLIC NOTICES SAUK VALLEY

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.

NOTICE OF SALE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE-MORRISON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

PLAINTIFF,

Plaintiff,

-vs-

vs. JALON J. BRUDER AKA JALON BRUDER,

DEFENDANTS

Defendant.

13CH 105

13CH 54

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 30629 E. THOME RD. ROCK FALLS, IL 61071

Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on December 11, 2013;

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on December 5, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit:

Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: THE WEST 83 FEET OF THE EAST 383 FEET OF THE NORTH 100 FEET OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK 18 IN CHAMBERLIN BROTHERS SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., SITUATED IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 606 East 7th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Permanent Index No.: 11-27-382-001 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $124,355.06. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Ahmed Motiwala Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6305840 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I590068 February 18th, 25th & March 4th 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS, Plaintiff,

TIMOTHY E. PLOCINSKI , MEGHAN PLOCINSKI, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s).

Lot 8 in Stonegate Estates Subdivision located in the Southeast Quarter of Section 11, Township 20 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M. Whiteside County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 17-11-402-006 Commonly known as: 30629 E. Thome Rd., Rock Falls, IL 61071 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on April 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the main entrance lobby at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount is $95,054.49. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at ay time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC I590636

(IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES.) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court on February 3, 2014, in Community State Bank of Rock Falls v. Ubaldo CidZaca, Santa O. Cid, Maria Vianey-Cid, Aniceto Coronado, Maria Coronado, Unknown Owners, and Non-Record Claimants, Case No. 13 CH 104 ST, Whiteside County, Illinois, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate are Karen S. Reynolds, Vice President, Community State Bank of Rock Falls, 1801 First Avenue, Rock Falls, IL 61071, (815) 625-1110. (B) The common address of the real estate is 23 E. 3rd St., Sterling, Illinois 61081. C) The legal description of the real estate is: Sublot 12 of a Subdivision of Lots 11 and 12 in Block 39, West of Broadway, in the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded September 23, 1856 in Plat Book 1, page 3. (D) The improvement on the real estate is a restaurant. (E) The real estate may not be inspected prior to sale. (F) The time and place of the sale are as follows: In lobby of the Whiteside County Courts Facility, 200 E. Knox, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. on April 3, 2014. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within seven (7) days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS, Plaintiff By EHRMANN GEHLBACH BADGER LEE & CONSIDINE, LLC By Douglas E. Lee Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com February 18, 25, and March 4, 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on March 6, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the 200 E. KNOX STREET, 3RD FLOOR LOBBY, IL 61270, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: PARCEL ONE: THE WEST 50 FEET OF LOTS 1 AND 2 AND THE WEST 50 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 3 IN BLOCK 15 IN RAMSAY. SMITH AND GREENE'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PROPHETSTOWN, IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL TWO: THE WESTERLY 10 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE: LOT 1 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 2 IN BLOCK 15 IN RAMSEY, SMITH AND GREEN'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PROPHETSTOWN, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXCEPT THE WESTERLY 50 FEET OF SAID LOT 1 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 2; ALSO THE TRACT OF LAND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO WIT; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1, THENCE SOUTHERLY ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF BLOCK 15 AFORESAID TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF SAID LOT 2; THENCE EASTERLY ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 15 TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF WASHINGTON STREET; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE OF SAID STREET TO THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 1 OF SAID BLOCK 15 EXTENDED EASTERLY; THENCE WESTERLY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Common Address: 205 W. 6TH ST, PROPHETSTOWN, IL 61277 P.I.N. 21-04-107-001 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM # 11-08507 I588249

F13070348 CHOH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY- MORRISON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

February 4, 11, 18, 2014

Plaintiff, vs. Jose D. Perales aka Jose Perales aka Jose Daniel Perales aka Joe Perales; Marisa D. Perales aka Marisa Perales aka Marisa Diane Perales aka Marisa Diane Cook aka Marisa D. Cook aka Marisa Cook; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants

Property Address: 1814 Thome Drive, Sterling, Illinois 61081 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on December 11, 2013, I, Sheriff, Kelly C. Wilhelmi of Whiteside County, Illinois, will hold a sale on April 3, 2014 , commencing at 10 AM, at The Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270 to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: A PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M. WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: COMMENCING AT A POINT 528.4 FEET EAST AND 662 FEET NORTH FROM AN IRON PIPE SET AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF BLOCK 8 IN THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL ADDITION TO THE CITY OF STERLING; THENCE NORTH PARALLEL TO THE EAST LINE EXTENDED NORTH OF FIFTH AVENUE TO SAID CITY, 80 FEET; THENCE EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF 19TH STREET OF SAID CITY, 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL TO THE EAST LINE EXTENDED NORTH OF FIFTH AVENUE OF SAID CITY, 80 FEET; THENCE WEST 100 FEET, TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. Commonly known as: 1814 Thome Drive, Sterling, Illinois 61081 P.I.N.: 11-16-478-003 Single-Family

Residence;

Judgment

Amount

The property will NOT be open for inspection IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Whiteside County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 I589601 February 18, 25 & March 4th, 2014

13 CH 00139

Vs. Terry McCombs a/k/a Terry D. McCombs; et. al. DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

13 CH 129

First Lien Position; $129799.56

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

CitiMortgage, Inc. PLAINTIFF

Defendants.

No. 13 CH 104 ST NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

11 CH 210 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

February 18th, 25th & March 4th 2014

v. UBALDO CID-ZACA, SANTA O. CID, MARIA VIANEY-CID, ANICETO CORONADO, MARIA CORONADO, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants.

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-14, Plaintiff(s), vs.

CASSANDRA S. SAWYERS; DUSTIN J. SAWYERS;

Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL 61270, will on April 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, 3rd Floor Lobby, Morrison, IL 61270, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Whiteside County, Illinois.

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

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/30/2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 4/3/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 5, ALL OF LOT 6, AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 4 IN LEO J. WAHL SUBDIVISION OF A PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 11-16-380-013 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1713 Avenue D Sterling, IL 61081 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-19428. I591148

February 18th, 25th, and March 4th 2014


A2

PUBLIC NOTICES SAUK VALLEY MEDIA s Tuesday, February 18, 2014 s PAGE B8

SAUK VALLEY

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES.)

U.S. Bank National Association PLAINTIFF Vs.

PHH Mortgage Corporation a/k/a PHH Mortgage Services PLAINTIFF Vs.

Toni L. Pini; et. al. DEFENDANTS

Lisa J. Buccola; et. al. DEFENDANTS

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/3/2013, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 3/20/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/1/2013, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 3/27/2014 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

THE SOUTHERLY 50 FEET OF THE NORTHERLY 100 FEET OF THE WESTERLY 120 FEET OF LOT 2 BLOCK 95 OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DIXON, ALSO BEING TRACT A OF THE PLAT OF SURVEY OF PART OF BLOCK 95 OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DIXON RECORDED IN BOOK 54 OF MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS, PAGE 525, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

LOT NUMBER FIFTEEN (15) AND THE WEST HALF OF LOT NUMBER SIXTEEN (16), IN BLOCK NUMBER EIGHT (8) OF E.C. PARSONS' ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DIXON, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 07-02-32-339-015 Improved with Residential

PIN 07-08-04-159-002 Improved with Single Family Home

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 223 Lincoln Way Dixon, IL 61021

13 CH 00021 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 708 S. Dement Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.

13 CH 00059 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

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

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-07837. Feb. 11, 18, 25, 2014

For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-32987. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 2014

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Nicholas R. Mapson; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00126 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/6/2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 4/3/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE WEST 65 FEET OF LOT 6 IN BLOCK 15, WEST OF BROADWAY, IN THE CITY OF STERLING, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 11-21-437-006 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 502 5th Avenue Sterling, IL 61081 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

URBAN FINANCIAL GROUP INC. PLAINTIFF VS THERESA DAVIS AKA TERESA DAVIS; LAURIE FERNANDEZ; JOAN GONZALEZ; CATHERINE COWHICK; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CATHERINE E COWHICK, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; COLLEEN BUCKWALTER, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CATHERINE E COWHICK A/K/A CATHERINE ELAINE COWHICK, DECEASED; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00176 819 EAST 15TH STREET STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 11, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on April 3, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 15 IN BLOCK 4 IN HOOVER HOME SUBDIVISION IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 11-22-108-010 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 819 EAST 15TH STREET STERLING, IL 61081 Description of Improvements: TAN WITH VINYL SIDING TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $50,780.24. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1216018 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 2014

For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-17453. Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 2014

NOTICE The Hahnaman Township Board of Trustees meet at the Hahnaman Township Hall located at 28835 Hub Street, Deer Grove. The meetings are on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Except May & October the meeting time is 8:00 p.m. September meeting changed to the second Monday due to Labor Day. Meeting dates are subject to change. The tentative meeting dates and times are: April 7, 2014 April 8, 2014 Annual Town Meeting 8:00 pm May 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm June 2, 2014 July 7, 2014 August 4, 2014 September 8, 2014 (second Monday) October 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm November 3, 2014 December 1, 2014 January 5, 2015 February 2, 2015 March 2, 2015

Feb. 18, 2014

Kimberly Egan Hahnaman Township Clerk

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN AND ROAD DISTRICT 2014 BUDGET Notice is here by given that the Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the township of Genesee, County of Whiteside, state of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2014, will be available for public inspection by appointment with Township Clerk, Marcy Shank by calling 815-499-4150 between 5pm and 7pm. Notice is hereby given that a public hearing on said Tentative Budget will be held at 7:15pm on March 12, 2014 at the Genesee Township Building, 22231 Pilgrim Road, Coleta, with final action to be taken by the electors at that time. Dated February 13, 2014 Vicki Jacobs, Supervisor Marcy Shank, Clerk Genesee Township Whiteside County, IL February 18, 2014

Use Sauk Valley Media

CLASSIFIEDS Sell Your Unwanted Items!

ANNUAL TREASURER'S REPORT GENESEE- HOPKINS-JORDAN MULTI-TOWNSHIP ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013 REVENUE SUMMARY Beginning Balance $166,335.75 Property Taxes $46,575.45 Interest $301.94 TOTAL REVENUE: $213,213.14 COMPENSATION SUMMARY (Range over $2500) Shirley Conklen $26,100.00 (Range Under $2500)- June Alber, Cindy S. Book, Kathie K. Donahue, Vicki Jacobs, Allen Shank, Marcy Shank, Lynette Springman, and Susan Williams Total-$3286. TOTAL COMPENSATION: $29,386. EXPENDITURE SUMMARY $9159.37 (All disbursements less than $2500) TOTAL VENUES- $38,545.37 ENDING BALANCE- $174,667.77

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court on February 3, 2014, in Community State Bank of Rock Falls v. Ubaldo Cid-Zaca, Santa O. Cid, Maria Vianey-Cid, Aniceto Coronado, Maria Coronado, Unknown Owners, and Non-Record Claimants, Case No. 13 CH 104 ST, Whiteside County, Illinois, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate are Karen S. Reynolds, Vice President, Community State Bank of Rock Falls, 1801 First Avenue, Rock Falls, IL 61071, (815) 6251110. (B) The common address of the real estate is 23 E. 3rd St., Sterling, Illinois 61081. C) The legal description of the real estate is: Sublot 12 of a Subdivision of Lots 11 and 12 in Block 39, West of Broadway, in the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded September 23, 1856 in Plat Book 1, page 3. (D) The improvement on the real estate is a restaurant. (E) The real estate may not be inspected prior to sale. (F) The time and place of the sale are as follows: In lobby of the Whiteside County Courts Facility, 200 E. Knox, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. on April 3, 2014. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within seven (7) days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS, Plaintiff By EHRMANN GEHLBACH BADGER LEE & CONSIDINE, LLC By Douglas E. Lee Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com February 18, 25, and March 4, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS MICHELLE LINSCOTT A/K/A MICHELLE L. LINSCOTT; DALE LINSCOTT A/K/A DALE LINSCOTT; BENEFICIAL ILLINOIS INC. D/B/A BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO. OF ILLINOIS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 109 909 WEST 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, DALE LINSCOTT A/K/A DALE A LINSCOTT; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: FRACTIONAL LOT 4 IN FRACTIONAL BLOCK 11 IN SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 5, IN TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, IN BOOK A OF MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS, PAGES 484 AND 487, EXCEPTING FROM SAID LOT, A TRACT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 4 AND RUNNING THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT, 25 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AT RIGHT ANGLES 75 FEET TO THE CENTER OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT; AND THENCENORTHERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, AND ALSO, A PART OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK 5 IN DEMENT'S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF DIXON (NOW A PART OF THE CITY OF (DIXON) DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1 AND RUNNING THENCE EASTERLY ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT, 25 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY AT RIGHT ANGLES WITH SAID SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT, 75 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT; AND THENCE SOUTH ON SAID WEST LINE OF SAID LOT TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, SAID PREMISES BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 909 WEST 2ND STREET DIXON, IL 61021 and which said Mortgage was made by, MICHELLE LINSCOTT A/K/A MICHELLE L LINSCOTT; DALE LINSCOTT A/K/A DALE A LINSCOTT; Mortgagor (s), to NORWEST MORTGAGE, INC. Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of LEE County, Illinois, as Document No. 1999-01657; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Denise McCaffrey Circuit Clerk 309 S. GALENA AVE STE 320 Dixon, Illinois 61021 on or before March 13, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1315157

Feb. 11, 18, 25, 2014

l l a C

Classified

To sell those extra items! SAUK VALLEY

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given on February 10, A.D. 2014, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Lonnie's Affordable Auto Repair located at 2102 E Rt. 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071. Dated this 10th day of February, A.D. 2014. Dana Nelson County Clerk

Go BOLD

Get SOLD Bold type draws readers to your ad.

Get your ad noticed!

GO BOLD CALL

815-625-3600 815-284-2222

To place your AD TODAY!

CLASSIFIEDS C

I, Cindy S. Book, Treasurer of GeneseeHopkins-Jordan MTAD in Whiteside County, State of Illinois do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the Annual Treasurer's report for the Calendar Year ending December 31, 2013.

Cindy S. Book- Treasurer February 18, 2014

SAUK VALLEY

LASSIFIEDS TELEGRAPH

dailyGAZETTE dailyGAZETTE

815-625-3600

TELEGRAPH

815-284-2222

CLASSIFIEDS SAUK VALLEY dailyGAZETTE

TELEGRAPH


SAUK VALLEY MEDIA s Tuesday, February 18, 2014 s PAGE B9

EY

C NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Community State Bank of Rock Falls, Plaintiff v. Larry D. Shipman, Jr., Green Tree Financial Servicing Corp., Non-record Claimants and Unknown Others, Defendants No. 2013 CH 82st NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on August 1, 2013, and Amended Order for Entry of Default Judgment filed January 6, 2014 the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Louis F. Pignatelli, Pignatelli & Associates P.C., 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071, (815)-626-0500. (B) The common address of the real estate is 110 West Winfield, Morrison, IL 61270. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 13 of the Resubdivision of Lot Q of Chamberlin Brothers Subdivision of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 21 North, Range 7 east of the 4th P.M., in the Whiteside County, Illinois. P.I.N. 11-27-355-024 (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residential dwelling. (E) The property will NOT be open for inspection. (F) The time and place of the sale area is as follows: Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within 7 days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. COMMUNITY STATE BANK IN ROCK FALLS, PLAINTIFF By Pignatelli & Associates P.C., Lindsey Gorsline Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 February 4th, 11th, & 18th, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Community State Bank of Rock Falls, Plaintiff v. Richard J. McQuoid, Mary M. McQuoid., Non-record Claimants and Unknown Others, Defendants No. 2013 CH 81st NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on August 1, 2013, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Louis F. Pignatelli, Pignatelli & Associates P.C., 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071, (815)-626-0500. (B) the common address of the real estate is 605 Avenue A, Rock Falls, Il 61071. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot Three in Block eleven of Arey's Addition to the City of Rock Falls, in Whiteside County, Illinois. P.I.N. 11-27-307-003. (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residential dwelling. (E) The property will NOT be open for inspection. (F) The time and place of the sale area is as follows: Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within 7 days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed. COMMUNITY STATE BANK IN ROCK FALLS, PLAINTIFF By Pignatelli & Associates P.C., Lindsey Gorsline Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 February 4th, 11th & 18th 2014

Use Sauk Valley Media

CLASSIFIEDS Sell Your Unwanted Items!

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY-MORRISON, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND LEGATEES OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; STEPHEN BENSON, AS HEIR OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; ROBERT MOLINARY, AS HEIR OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; WILL BENSON, AS HEIR OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; HAROLD BENSON, AS HEIR OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; MARILYN BENSON A/K/A MARILYN BEST A/K/A MARILYN BRASHER, AS LEGAL GUARDIAN OF HAROLD BENSON; COLLEEN M. BUCKWALTER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS 2012 CH 71 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, STEPHEN BENSON, AS HEIR OF STEPHEN P. BENSON; and UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit, Whiteside County, Illinois by the plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows to wit: LOT 10 IN BLOCK 14 IN RANGE 10 IN THE CITY OF FULTON, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 419 14th Ave., Fulton, Illinois 61252 P.I.N.: 01-28-306-008 and which said mortgage was signed by mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Fieldstone Mortgage Company, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Whiteside County as Document No. 923-2007; and for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court of Whiteside County against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court in Whiteside County at 200 East Knoc Street, Morrison, IL 61270 on or before the March 6, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Circuit Clerk Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 11 0751 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 2014

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF MARY ELIZABETH TUTTLE, Deceased No. 14 P 8 CLAIM NOTICE - UNKNOWN HEIRS Notice is hereby given of the death of MARY ELIZABETH TUTTLE, of the City of Sterling, County of Whiteside, State of Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on January 23, 2014, to RITA SAATHOFF, Independent Executor, of 508 12th Avenue, Sterling, Illinois 61081, whose attorneys are shown below. Claims may be filed in this proceeding on or before August 5, 2014, in the office of the Clerk of Court, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the Representative, or both. Any claims not filed within that period are barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Notice is further given to unknown heirs and to heirs whose address is not stated in the petition to admit the Will to probate, that an Order was entered by the Court on January 23, 2014, admitting the Will to probate. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original Order of Admission you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the Will by testimony of the witnesses to the Will in open Court or other evidence, as provided in Section 621 of the Probate Act of 1975 (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1979, Ch. 110 1/2, par. 6-21). You also have the right under Section 8-1 of the Probate Act of 1975 (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1979, Ch. 110 1/2, par. 8-1) to contest the validity of the Will by filing a petition with the Court within 6 months after admission of the Will to probate. Rita Saathoff Independent Executor Mark E. Zumdahl WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for the Estate 202 E. 5th Street, P.O. Box 400 Sterling, IL 61081-0400 Phone: (815) 625-8200 February, 4,11,18, 2014

Early Childhood Teachers and School Age Teachers Needed, Must have a Minimum of Associates Degree in ECE, meet DCFS Guidelines, and Pass a background check. Experience Preferred. Please send resumes to opensesamedirector@comcast.net or pick up an application at 1101 Middle Road, Dixon, IL. 61021. Call 815-288-5905 for further information

C H I L D R E N ’ S

LEARNING CENTERS

Administrator

Are you looking to make a difference? Do you have a passion for helping others?

Heritage Woods of Sterling, an assisted living community, is accepting resumes for an Administrator. 7KH LGHDO FDQGLGDWH ZLOO KDYH ÀYH years management experience in the health care, housing or social services and prior long term care experience required. Excellent computer, organization, and communication skills desired. If you are interested in leading a great team, please send your resume to russ.elmore@bma-mgmt.com EOE Notice of Sale Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure Under Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Act PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on August 19, 2013, foreclosure sale in Whiteside County, Illinois will be on March 6, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate, mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: Commonly Known As: 605 Avenue A, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Description of improvements; SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE The Judgment amount was $76,124.50 plus court costs and interest. Sale Terms: This is an “as is” sale for “Cash”. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. For information: Pignatelli & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Tel. No. 815-626-0500. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. February 4th, 11th & 18th 2014

Notice of Sale Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure Under Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Act PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on August 1, 2013, and amended on January 6, 2014, foreclosure sale in Whiteside County, Illinois will on March 6, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate, mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: Commonly Known As: 309 E. 9th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Description of improvements; SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE The Judgment amount was $58,669.02 plus court costs and interest. Sale Terms: This is an “as is” sale for “Cash”. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. For information: Pignatelli & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Tel. No. 815-626-0500. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. February 4th, 11th & 18th 2014

A3 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS

URBAN FINANCIAL GROUP INC. PLAINTIFF VS THERESA DAVIS AKA TERESA DAVIS; LAURIE FERNANDEZ; JOAN GONZALEZ; CATHERINE COWHICK; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CATHERINE E COWHICK, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; COLLEEN BUCKWALTER, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CATHERINE E COWHICK A/K/A CATHERINE ELAINE COWHICK, DECEASED; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00176 819 EAST 15TH STREET STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 11, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on April 3, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 11-22-108-010 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 819 EAST 15TH STREET STERLING, IL 61081 Description of Improvements: TAN WITH VINYL SIDING TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $50,780.24. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1216018 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS PHH Mortgage Corporation a/k/a PHH Mortgage Services PLAINTIFF Vs. Lisa J. Buccola; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00059 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/1/2013, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 3/27/2014 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 07-02-32-339-015 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 223 Lincoln Way Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-07837. Feb. 11, 18, 25, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Nicholas R. Mapson; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00126 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 11/6/2013, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois will on 4/3/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 E. Knox St, 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 11-21-437-006 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 502 5th Avenue Sterling, IL 61081 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-17453. Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 2014


SAUK VALLEY MEDIA s Tuesday, February 18, 2014 s PAGE B10

A1


SAUK VALLEY MEDIA s Tuesday, February 18, 2014 s PAGE B11 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Toni L. Pini; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00021 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/3/2013, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 3/20/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 07-08-04-159-002 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 708 S. Dement Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1412-32987. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 2014

F13070348 CHOH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY- MORRISON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Jose D. Perales aka Jose Perales aka Jose Daniel Perales aka Joe Perales; Marisa D. Perales aka Marisa Perales aka Marisa Diane Perales aka Marisa Diane Cook aka Marisa D. Cook aka Marisa Cook; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 129 Property Address: 1814 Thome Drive, Sterling, Illinois 61081 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on December 11, 2013, I, Sheriff, Kelly C. Wilhelmi of Whiteside County, Illinois, will hold a sale on April 3, 2014 , commencing at 10 AM, at The Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270 to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit:

LOST

110

IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media

FOUND

115

Black Female cat, w/white, found between 7th & 8th Ave. on W. 15th St., Rock Falls, behind Golden Meals bldg 815-625-6634

ANNOUNCEMENTS

124

JUST A click away from your Dixon Telegraph/ Daily Gazette Newspaper Subscription. Done Online at: www.sauk valley.com

VOLUNTEERS

126

Become a Hospice Volunteer There's no time like the present to add life to each day of a hospice patient. Volunteers provide companionship and support to the terminally ill and their loved ones. They fill a unique role in providing comfort and support to patients and families with giving of their time, energy and compassion. Hospice of the Rock River Valley has a need for volunteers to work with patients and families. Training will be provided and begins March 4. To make a difference in someone's life, call Nina at 815-288-3673.

REAL ESTATE 202 SERVICES PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference , limitation or discrimination based on race, color,religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-279275.

FOR SALE BY OWNER HOMES FOR SALE

209 210

Tamarac, Florida. Age 55 & up community. Large 1400 sq. ft. 2BR condo. Pool, Club House. Furnished. $84,900 630-772-5051

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

220

12 Units: offices and apartments, Dixon. $5,500/mo. Income. $325,000. 815-456-2225

★ NEW TODAY ★ 3 Houses: 5 units with garages, Dixon. $2,000/ mo. income. For sale $150,000. Call 815-456-2225. 226

★ NEW TODAY ★ Commonly known as: 1814 Thome Drive, Sterling, Illinois 61081 P.I.N.: 11-16-478-003 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $129799.56 The property will NOT be open for inspection IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Whiteside County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 West Diehl Road, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60563 (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 293191, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 I589601 February 18, 25 & March 4th, 2014

CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com

ADOPTION NOTICES

128

♥♥Adoption:♥♥ A Creative Financially Secure ♥Home♥ LOVE,Laughter, Travel, Baking Family awaits 1st baby. Expenses paid. ♥ Jill ♥ 1-800-379-8418

Sauk Valley Media is looking for

Motor Route Drivers

4 adjacent cemetery lots in Chapel Hill, Dixon, Garden of Hymns. $750/ea. obo. 727-798-3191

MOBILE HOMES 230

MOBILE HOMES

230

Advertise your mobile homes for sale here!!

DIXON

CHATEAU ESTATES Homes for sale and rent call our VMÄJL MVY KL[HPSZ

3 bed 2 bath $24,900 2 bed 2 bath $17,900

ROCK RIVER ESTATES Homes for sale and rent call our VMÄJL MVY KL[HPSZ

815-284-2000 2 bed 1 bath on the river $26,900 2 bed 1 bath $9,900

APARTMENTSFURNISHED 305 APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 Attractive 1 & 2 BR. apts. with some utilities. Sterling & Rock Falls. No pets, no parties. Refs. req. 815-336-2305.

AMBOY ★ NEW TODAY ★

Inquire in person at:

Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway Sterling, IL 61081

Telegraph 113 S. Peoria Dixon, IL 61021

or call: 625-3600 or 284-2222, ext. 301

MAINTENANCE FREE! AFFORDABLE LIVING!

Move In Before

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

1 & 2 Bedrooms

Call Today For An Appointment 815-284-6782 Condo Style, 2BR apt. w/private entrance and deck. Appliances included plus W/D. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Tenant pays elec. Off road parking. No pets. Lease & dep. req. $650/mo. Call 815378-2151 Efficiency Upper, appl. W & D, water, sewer, garbage, incl. Off-road parking, no pets. $310 mo + dep. 815378-2151 Huge XXL 1BR, pets, free heat, water, & garbage, $550/mo. 815761-6419. LG 2BR lower level $495/mo. Includes garage, cable, trash p/u. Quiet neighbors. No pets 815-973-6363 Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $475. 815652-3365. Quiet, 1BR. $375/ mo. + dep. 815440-1390.

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

2BR, 2ba. 109 E. 2nd St. 1 garage stall. $500/mo. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty 815-7722728

ROCK FALLS 1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR, all utilities incl. No pets. $500/ mo. + dep. Call 815-718-0956. 2BR, laundry hookup. $500/mo. $500/dep. Call 815-632-9602. Completely remodeled 2 BR, located 1 ½ mi. outside RF, on 3 acre lot w/ use of a 35 acre lake. $700/ mo. plus utilities. No pets. Call 815-626-2145 Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701 Nice clean 2BR on river, applcs. No pets. $500/mo. + dep. 815-622-4344

STERLING

RIVER RIDGE 815-284-2000 APARTMENTS

HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our Classified Department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626-SOLD or 284-SOLD

Motor Routes Available

DIXON RIVER APARTMENTS APARTMENTS

PROPHETSTOWN

★ NEW TODAY ★

CEMETERY LOTS

DIXON

First months rent $99! 2BR very clean, all applcs. No Pets. Ref. & dep. Req. 815849-5334

ASHTON ★★ 1&2 BR., Ashton/ F.G. 815-7512712/562-5075.★

DIXON 2BR upper, w/d hookup, $450/mo. 609 W. 3rd. No pets, non smoking 815-288-6083.

2 Bedroom Great Location Garages Available

$

495 1st Month’s Rent

$

Got Your Attention didn’t it? The First Rule of advertising is catching their eye.

The Second Rule is sustained, repeated advertising.

Advertising doesn’t cost, it PAYS!

PER MONTH

1.00

*

*with 1 year lease

Next to

ALDI in Sterling

1-815-414-2288

1 or 2BR apts. $420. Call 815562-7368 Rochelle Realty.

NORTHLAND PARK APARTMENTS Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Washer & Dryer Units Fitness Center Balconies / Patios Open House Daily

1st 3 Months 1/2 OFF!

(Located Behind

2 Bed Duplex for rent in Sterling, across from CGH, very nice/great location, basement w/ W/D hook up, $545/mo., avail. imm., Call 815622-2725 SNLRentals.com 2 BR., clean, QUIET, coin laundry. 641-777-7261

Get your money’s worth, advertise in the Telegraph or Daily Gazette and reach over 46,000 readers!

For information 625-3600 or 284-2222


SAUK VALLEY MEDIA s Tuesday, February 18, 2014 s PAGE B12

STERLING

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

(815)626-1431 210 6th Ave. 2 BR, W/D hookup, water, sewer, garbage inc. $400/ mo. + dep. 815-440-5452 2BR downstairs apt, stove & fridge furn., water & garbage fees incl., C/A, no pets, 1401 E. 4th St., $500/mo. + $500 dep. 815441-1912

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517 2BR, stove & refrig. furnished, $450 lease and dep. req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815625-7995 Apts. No pets. Call 815-716-0367.

HOMES FOR RENT

MOBILE HOMES 310

FOR RENT HOUSES & APTS. svla.org

DIXON 2-3 BR Much new- Nice!! Why rent? 620 Grant Ave. $670/mo. Call 815878-7399. 2BR 2 car garage, no pets, $535 mo. + $535 deposit. 502 E. 3rd St. 815-284-7609 2BR, garage. $550 815-285-4035 or 815-440-0693 4BR. $600/mo + utilities. John 815440-6564. Clean small 2BR garage, no pets. $535 + Dep. Call 815-440-2145. For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 BR 2BA Upper 1400 sq. ft. 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151

FRANKLIN GROVE Newly Remodeled 3BR 2 car garage No Pets. $800mo + $800 deposit. 1526 Rocky Ford Rd 815-284-7609

MILLEDGEVILLE

Park Setting, 55+ newer 2BR, L/R, garage, NS, 1 floor, near CGH, energy efficient, 1832 2nd Ave., $585/mo. 815-499-0199.

4BR 1 ½ bath, $675/mo. + sec. Dep. 815-238-2044

Remodeled 1&2BR, attached garage, W/D, applcs., A/C, 1 yr. lease, no pets. 815-622-8829

2 story, 2-3BR home. Close to schools. 815-9463230 after 5pm

Room for Rent. All utilities incl. + wifi Starting at $75/wk. + dep. Call 815716-6150. Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130. Studio apt. $300/mo. + dep., studio apt. $400/mo. + dep. 1BR $500/mo + dep. 779-319-0059

POLO

ROCK FALLS 1 BR, $450 mo. + dep. 815-718-4424

STERLING â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2 BR., 1 bath. No garage NO PETS. $550 mo. + dep. 815-440-7985. 2-3BR redone, $575/mo. Fenced in yard. Why rent? 815-878-7399 Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

FOR RENT

HEALTH / MEDICAL

315

Morrison2BR 1ba., lg. kitchen and master BR & lg. shed. $420/mo. Call Kristine today for more details or for showings. 815772-8943

WANT TO RENT 335 Family looking to rent home in Dixon. 3-4 BR. Please call 815-973-9098 402

THE CLASSIFIED Advertising Department of Sauk Valley Media does not have the opportunity to fully investigate the credibility of each advertiser appearing within these columns. If an offer sounds â&#x20AC;&#x153;too good to be trueâ&#x20AC;? it probably is. Proceed with caution if you are asked to send money or to give a credit card number. Proceed with caution in calling 900 phone numbers. All phone numbers prefixed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;900â&#x20AC;? are charged to the CALLER. Charges may be assessed on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;per minuteâ&#x20AC;? basis rather than a â&#x20AC;&#x153;per callâ&#x20AC;? basis. Sauk Valley Classified makes every effort to qualify these charges for the reader. If you have a concern about an advertiser, please contact the Better Business Bureau 330 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60611. 312-832-0500

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501

505

Agent Needed For Local Travel Agency 24-35 hrs per week. Experience preferred. Good customer service skills required. Please send replies to Box #:1209, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081.

Excellent Starting Wage! Vacation, PTO, Holiday! Medical, Dental, Vision! Advancement Opps! And Much More!

Automotive IMMEDIATE POSITION open for a qualified Autobody Technician at Bright's Autobody, Erie, IL. Pay $23/ hr. Call 309-659-2003, Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm.

For an immediate and confidential interview, apply in person or call Lynette at (815) 284-3393.

Dixon

Healthcare & Rehab

800 Division St Dixon, IL 61021

Searching: DIRECTOR OF NURSING Apply in person, resume required Heritage Square 620 N. Ottawa Ave Dixon, IL EOE NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

EMPLOYMENT

505

"Partners In Excellence" OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger policy. 2012 & Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825 www.butlertranspport.com

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026;

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.

EMPLOYMENT

Evenings We are looking for an experienced and dedicated professional to assume this key fulltime position on our nursing team! If you are committed to team-oriented outcomes and quality care, we offer:

RN/LPN

MORRISON

LOANS

504

Accepting applications. Apply in person. Mr. Nifty Cleaners 1102 E. 4th St. Sterling AG VIEW FS is taking applications for Spring Part-Time help. Must pass drug test and have CDL. Apply at 2290 Quarry Rd. Ashton, IL EOE 815-453-7331 Pit Stop 600 W Rt. 30 Rock Falls and 2000 E 4th St. Sterling. Looking for full time mechanic experience required. Apply in person.

Automotive Sales People Needed! Experienced preferred but not necessary. We need to take our business to the next level and need qualified people to join us! Apply in person or call Craig Buchanan at 815-285-5329. Ken Nelson Auto Group 1000 N. Galena Ave., Dixon IL 61021 CDL local haul driver wanted. Belt & hopper trailer experience needed. Good driving record & must be able to pass DOT drug/alcohol test. Fax resume to 815-4383949 or email to cowsrus63@ hotmail.com Custodial Position Available Part time position, 30 hours per week. Applicant must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to lift 50 pounds, and be able to perform the essential functions of a custodial job. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be able to pass a criminal background investigation inquiry. Please send replies to Box #:1205 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Sterling Dairy Queen Now accepting applications. Apply in person at 1203 W. 4th St. Sterling.

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

505

505

Moring Disposal is accepting applications for drivers. Class B CDL only with air brakes endorsement for work performed out of our Rock Falls facility. We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package. Our benefit package includes uniform, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, and 401-K with employer match. Apply in person only at our Rock Falls location at 2110 McNeil Road, Rock Falls, between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30 Monday through Friday. Moring Disposal, Inc. conducts pre-employment and random drug screens. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Customer Service Rep Stop-N-Go is currently seeking dependable, honest, customer service focused professional to contribute to the success of our Dixon store. Please apply online at

www.stop-n-go.com or request an

application at the Dixon store. Experienced Legal Secretary wanted, Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling & calendaring, document production, filing, & answering phones. To apply please send resumes to either saukvalleylaw@ gmail.com or Box #:1206 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

PART TIME OFFICE JANITOR Hours are 3:3010:00pm, MondayFriday Must have experience, knowledge of floor conditioning a plus. High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Apply at: ALLIED-LOCKE INDUSTRIES, INC 1088 Corregidor Road Dixon, IL 61021 EOE NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Local business has openings for seasonal truck drivers. Applicants must have a minimum of a Class B CDL and have a current medical card. All driving is local, no overnight trips, but does require being available 7 days a week for approximately 3 months. Competitive wages based on experience. Interested drivers submit resume to: Box #:1208 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

Sterling Commercial Roofing Now hiring Foreman for a shingle crew send your resumes to jean1176@ outlook.com

Local company seeking OTR driver. Home weekends. Flatbed experience preferred but not required. 2 year driving exp. required. Call 815622-3000.

Sterling Township Highway Department is looking for a part time book keeper/ secretary. The ideal candidate should be experienced, professional and have strong computer skills. Compensation based on experience. Please send resumes to 108 4th Ave. Sterling IL, 61081

Seeking Experienced & Reliable Cooks. Please send replies to Box #:1207 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 by February 19th.

4 Lines

505

Tanker & Flatbed Company Drivers/ Independent Contractors! Immediate Placement Available Best Opportunities in the Trucking Business CALL TODAY 800-277-0212 or

www.driveforprime.com

TO OUR

READERS:

Sauk Valley Media does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. Likewise, we do not knowingly accept advertising which is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage our readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with companies with which you are not familiar.

White Pines Ranch in Oregon, IL, is looking for help on the weekends. Hiring kitchen staff, people to work with children, and barn crew. People applying to barn crew must have horse experience. Complete job application found on home page of our website: www.whitepines ranch.com. Mail it to us before March 8th.

CHILD CARE

Earn Cash! $

EMPLOYMENT

512

LICENSED DAY CARE has openings. 4C's accepted. (815)284-0461,

CHILD CARE

512

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

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 *Attic Treasures* New Store Open 639 Palmyra Rd. Dixon I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

GUNS & ARCHERY

706

Lic. #00062-03.

Licensed Daycare has openings all shifts, some transportation provided, 4 C's accepted. 815-499-9550. Lic.#480665.

Illinois Concealed Carry Class Feb. 22 & 23 Dixon /Amboy Area Call Mike Koppien 815-440-0675 or Bryant Remrey 815-440-2677 to sign up

Advertise your items with these special deals!

Advertise 1 item for under $300 3 3 Days Days in Sauk Valley Classifieds Online

4 Lines

Special must be mentioned at time of ad placement. Item must be priced under $300. 1 Item per ad. Private Party ads only. No Commercial Advertising, Pets, Rummage Sales, Wood/Fuel, Tickets/Travel or Real Estate. SAUK VALLEY /FFER %XPIRES  LASSIFIEDS

C

dailyGAZETTE

TELEGRAPH

Advertise 1 item for under $300 7 7 Days Days in Sauk Valley Classifieds Online

Special must be mentioned at time of ad placement. Item must be priced under $300. 1 Item per ad. Private Party ads only. No Commercial Advertising, Pets, Rummage Sales, Wood/Fuel, Tickets/Travel or Real Estate. SAUK VALLEY /FFER %XPIRES  LASSIFIEDS

C

dailyGAZETTE

TELEGRAPH

5 Lines

Advertise 1 item for under $300 14 14 Days Days in Sauk Valley Classifieds Online

Special must be mentioned at time of ad placement. Item must be priced under $300. 1 Item per ad. Private Party ads only. No Commercial Advertising, Pets, Rummage Sales, Wood/Fuel, Tickets/Travel or Real Estate. SAUK VALLEY /FFER %XPIRES  LASSIFIEDS

C

dailyGAZETTE

TELEGRAPH

Real Deal for items over $300 Includes: Telegraph, Gazette, The Review, 4 Ogle County Papers and Saukvalley.com Advertise 1 item over $300 for 30 days! saukvalley.com & Sauk Valley Classifieds

Item must be priced over $300. 1 Item per ad. Private Party ads only. No Commercial Advertising, Pets, Rummage Sales, Wood/Fuel, Tickets/Travel or Real Estate.

/FFER %XPIRES &EBRUARY  

Special must be mentioned at time of ad placement.

CLASSIFIEDS SAUK VALLEY dailyGAZETTE

TELEGRAPH

s 4O PLACE ANY LINE AD IN THE NEXT DAYS CLASSIlEDS PLEASE CALL BEFORE PM -ONDAY &RIDAY s 4O PLACE ANY LINE AD IN THE 367EEKENDS CLASSIlEDS PLEASE CALL BEFORE .OON ON &RIDAY s 4O PLACE ANY LINE AD IN -ONDAYS CLASSIlEDS PLEASE CALL BEFORE PM ON &RIDAY

3AUK 6ALLEY #LASSIlEDS

3TERLING /FlCE  3/,$  $IXON /FlCE  3/,$ 


SAUK VALLEY MEDIA s Tuesday, February 18, 2014 s PAGE B13

710

CLOVER HILLS LEASE TO OWN APPLIANCES TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MATTRESSES

815.625.8529

WOOD / FUEL

746

Mixed Hardwood $80/pickup load Delivered 779-423-4249

FURNITURE

755

Light wood- 2 piece, microwave holder. Storage below. Dishes and glass on top. Good condition. $100. 815-284-1941 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet 309-4527477. Tegelers Oval double pedestal table w/ 4 leaves & 6 chairs. $1,000. 815-772-3762

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 Aquarium, 20 gal. hexagon. Stand, filters, + incl. $100 815-284-1985 Beagle puppies, 7 weeks old. $200. 815-626-4671 Boston Terrier puppies, purebred, 8 wks. old, 2 female, red, $300/ obo $350/ obo 815-632-7148 Free 3 yr old, gray & white female cat, spayed and declawed, must go to good indoor home. 815-677-0362 Free cats/kittens, all colors, M & F. 815-548-9511. Italian Greyhound puppies, will be 8lbs. full grown. $400/ea. 815-2130239. MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917

SugarDoodles: $600. Call 563212-7307 WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

SNOWBLOWERS 782 John Deere 2 cyl 1 stage 5hp, 21â&#x20AC;? cut, power auger, new rubbers & wear bar electric start, $325 815-973-3223

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket.

WANT TO BUY 795 â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Want to Buy: *silver & gold *silver coins *scrap gold *hunting guns 815-625-0966

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE $3 Potted House Plants: Swedish Ivey, Bridal Veil, etc. 815-284-9906 $3 Potted House Plants: Impatiens, Shamrocks, etc. 815-284-9906 1950's working record player w/ 80 rock records. $25 815-275-3131 25â&#x20AC;? TV's for sale, older models. RCA. $10/ea. Call Super 8 Rock Falls, 815626-8800.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 70's SCHWINN Breeze ladies Road Cruiser bike $65 815-288-3694 DISH TV Retailer Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-256-1057 Hardwood flooring, Red Oak, 250 sq.ft. 3/4â&#x20AC;?x 3 1/4â&#x20AC;?. $1,000. Call 815626-2507. N-Scale Model Trains, engines, freight cars, track, passenger car set, misc. $750 obo 815-994-2101 New 8 ft. skid steer snow pusher box. Univ. mount fits almost any style skid steer. $1,700. Call 815-716-0355 Real nice Lazy Boy recliner. $70. Call 815-718-4385. See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text â&#x17E;&#x203A;Look for WEB ID â&#x17E;&#x203A;Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds â&#x17E;&#x203A;Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box â&#x17E;&#x203A;View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS

HAY & STRAW

825

Large square bale of wheat straw. $28 bale. 815-7123058

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Round bales of alfalfa & grass hay $70/ea. 100 small square bales alfalfa hay, $5/ea. 815946-2568.

FARM EQUIPMENT

855

20.8R38 tires and 10 bolt rims, perfect for tractor duals 30% tread $700/ pair. (815) 739-4797

CLASSIC CARS

904

74 Chevrolet Chevelle/ Malibu Classic/ 2 DR. H.T. Rebuilt suspension/ new exhaust/ New floorpans/ solid car. Very restorable/ 400 motor/ New Turbo 400 trans. Becoming a rare find. $2,500 OBO. Call 815-631-3409

AUTOMOBILES

905

2000 Ford Taurus 4dr. Rebuilt PS, brakes. Good cond Must see. $1,500 815-288-6362

NEW REAL DEAL

FOR ALL READERS!

A 5 Line REAL DEAL

ad runs for 30 days in Sauk Valley Classifieds, 4 Ogle County Papers, The Review and saukvalley.com all for only $38! Special must be mentioned at time of ad placement. Offer expires 12/31/14 No Commercial Advertising, Pets, Garage Sales, Wood/ Fuel, Tickets/ Travel or Real Estate

2004 Alero, clean & always maintained car, 139K mi., new tires & elect. start. $4000/obo 815494-7517 or 815499-0460 2007 Buick La Crosse CXL, 62K mi. Sunroof. Exc. cond. $11,500. 815-626-6223. 2007 Buick Lucerne CX2-V8, 80K, full power, leather, XM radio, extended warranty $8900. Dixon 815-456-2155 2013 Chevy Spark. Less than 1500 mi. Great condition & great gas mileage. Electric Lime. Asking $12,200 970948-7791 96/ Olds 98 123k mi, 25 mpg, well maintained. Major components new! $5,000. 815-2882556 Credit Problems? Bad Credit? No Credit? We might be able to help! If you're looking to buy a vehicle we have many financing options available through qualified lenders. Call Brett Simpson today at 815-2855313. Ken Nelson Auto Plaza.

AUTOMOBILES

905

Bob Endress Auto S&S

13571 Lincoln Rd. (Rte 30 West) Morrison, Illinois

815-772-3215

USED AUTOS 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Reg. Cab, 32,000 Miles

2009 Buick Enclave CXL 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL 2008 Buick Enclave 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT Sunroof & Leather 2004 Buick Rainier 2002 Pontiac Montana 2002 Pontiac Bonneville 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix 40th Anniversary, Two door 2001 Dodge 2500 Diesel, Ext. Cab, 4x4 2000 Buick Century 2000 Ford Explorer LTD AWD 1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4

SOLD SOLD

1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4x4 1998 Ford F-700 Dump Truck, Gas http://endress autosales. webs.com/ Business Hours: Monday 8 to 8, Tues.-Fri. 8 to 5, Saturday 8 to 3

*Plus tax, title, license & doc fee.

creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626SOLD or 284SOLD.

S.U.V.S

960

Ford Escort, Focus or any car, truck, in scrap or restorable condition. 815-625-8052 We Buy Used cars & trucks. Call Dixon ATV 815-288-2146

Need to place an ad? Call us 625-3600 284-2222

View Classifieds Online! Locate the items you want to buy or sell! www. saukvalley. com Advertise Your Rentals in Sauk Valley Classifieds

912

4 wheel drive-4 door-Chevy Blazer, 2002. $5900/obo 815631-6678

PARTS & ACC.

925

1983 Ford truck engine, 6 cyl., 4.9 liter engine. 4 spd. trans., & transfer case. $250 obo 815-440-2074

SNOWMOBILES

955

1997 Ski Doo Mach Z 800, mint. cond. Looks & runs good. $900/obo. 815-535-3797.

AUTOS WANTED

960

$$$

815-441-0246 ABSOLUTELY

THE BEST CASH PAID FOR JUNK or

Unwanted (running or not)

VEHICLES $150-$2000

We Pay the BEST! Guaranteed! Fastest Pickup All calls answered 7 days a week. Licensed Dealer

815-441-0246 (Don't be lied to, this

number is not affiliated with any other number in paper)

$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 815-499-3543

CASH 4-CARS

We are licensed & insured to buy vehicles. Running or non running, scrap, Ect. 7 days a week. All Calls Answered!

(815)499-3543 $$$$$$$$$$$$$

AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE

2005 Mazda MPV LX - $8,495 Auto Store (866) 863-4167

2006 Buick Rendezvous â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $7,886 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2005 GMC Yukon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $8,900 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2001 Pontiac :\UĂ&#x201E;YL :,    Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2001 Chevrolet Blazer LT - $4,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS - $8,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 1998 Ford Ranger XLT $4,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2005 Buick Park Avenue Ultra $7,495 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2004 Buick Regal LS - $7,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2005 Kia Amanti - $8,795 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2004 Ford F150 - $8,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2008 Chevrolet Impala LT - $8,995 Auto Store (866) 863-4167 2008 Toyota Yaris â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $9,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $18,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2007 Buick LaCrosse CXL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $9,488 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2011 GMC Acadia Denali Denali â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $37,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2008 Saturn (\YH ?, Âś  Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120 2011 GMC Terrain SLT-1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $22,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

909

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.8 liter, 82k mi, elect. sun roof, $9,500. Call 815631-8494

4X4S

AUTOS WANTED

Call

625-3600 or 284-2222

C Print All E Your L Special Events E Here! B R A T I CALL O N TODAY S 625-3600 or

284-2222

2008 Hyundai Azera LTD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $11,476 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

1999 Chevrolet ,_WYLZZ =HU  Cargo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $7,900 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2014 Ford ,ZJHWL :, Âś   Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan :, Âś   Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

1995 GMC Sierra 1500 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $3,941 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2003 Ford ;H\Y\Z :, Âś  Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2008 Dodge Charger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $10,686 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

1997 Buick Park Avenue Sedan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $4,300 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2013 Kia Rio LX â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $13,386 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2014 Volkswagen Passat S â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $20,423 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $18,392 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2014 Ford ;H\Y\Z :,3 Âś $26,130 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2014 Ford F-150 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $34,046 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808 2004 Chrysler 7HJPĂ&#x201E;JH  Âś *(33 Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

 &+(9< 0$/,%8

 72 &+226(

100,000 MILE WARRANTY! 1-OWNER

FROM $14,999*

 '2'*( $9(1*(5 6;7

2000 Chevrolet Suburban LS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

1990 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup $1,490 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

 )25' )2&86 6(/

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2012 Ram 1500 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $19,500 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

LOW MILES! GREAT MPG!

2003 GMC Sonoma â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $8,990 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

2014 Chevrolet ,X\PUV_ 3: $25,315 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894

1986 Lincoln Continental $7,990 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

>, )<@ CARS!!! Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

LIKE NEW!

$10,999*

1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager $2,500 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2002 Ford ;H\Y\Z :,: Standard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $ 3,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

$6,999*  /,1&2/1 72:1 &$5

2002 Saturn LS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2013 Buick ,UJVYL Âś   Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

2012 Ford -VJ\Z :, Sedan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $13,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

$4,999*

 0$='$ 75,%87(

1998 Mazda Protege â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $2,490 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

2012 Dodge Avenger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $14,990 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

2013 Mazda Mazda3 i SV â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $14,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

GREAT FUEL ECONOMY, 5 SPEED

2006 Toyota Corolla â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $5,990 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ-Rally â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2013 Dodge Avenger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $14,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

$16,999*  &+(9< $9(2

2011 Ford Fusion I4 :, Âś  Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $20,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

>, 36*(;, CARS!!! Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

 92/.6:$*(1 && 63257

2011 Nissan Altima 2.5 S â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $16,900 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2003 Dodge Neon SXT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2007 Mercedes Benz C280 - $12,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

$14,999*

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $14,900 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $19,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

2010 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $12,499 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

NICELY EQUIPPED, LOW MILES

2011 Buick LaCrosse CX â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $20,900 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP DAYTONA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CALL Credit Auto Sales (866) 865-4317

2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS $7,999 Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

 92/.6:$*(1 -(77$

2003 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $10,900 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2013 Chevrolet Impala LS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $14,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

>, )<@ CARS!!! Majeski Motors (866) 896-5311

HURRY IN FOR BEST SELECTION! OUR INVENTORY IS 85% 1-OWNER VEHICLES!

100,000 MILE WARRANTY!

$14,999*

$14,999*

 &+(9< &58=(

1996 Plymouth Voyager â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $2,000 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

1- OWNER, LOW MILES, SUNROOF

$13,999*

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan $30,955 Schuler Motors (866) 514-5042

 2/'602%,/( 6,/+28(77(

ONLY 77,000 MILES!

$6,999*

 )25' 0867$1*

NO RUST, SHARP, COBRA WHEELS

$4,999*

2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT $40,065 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894 2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport $21,900 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $42,725 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $35,405 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894 2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $28,500 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894 2014 Chevrolet Impala LT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $31,835 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894 2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS $23,240 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1LTâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;$22,950 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894 2008 Chevrolet Impala LTZ â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $12,500 Vaessen Bros (866) 909-3894

 &+(9< ++5

CARS815.com

APPLIANCES

NICELY EQUIPPED, ONLY 55,000 MILES

$9,999* OR $199/mo**  )25' 0867$1*

$7,999*

:::0$-(6.,027256,1&&20

815-625-9600 0RQ7KXU  Â&#x2021; )UL  Â&#x2021; 6DW DPSP Plus tax, title, license, & doc fee. **0 Down, 72 months @  (79 Ă&#x201E;UHUJPUN ^P[O HWWYV]LK JYLKP[ [H_ [P[SL SPJLUZL KVJ MLL L_[YH 7OV[VZ MVY PSS\Z[YH[PVU \ZL VUS` *


SAUK VALLEY MEDIA s Tuesday, February 18, 2014 s PAGE B14

CELEBRITY CIPHER

Astrograph

by Luis Campos Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another.

Your goals are within reach.

TODAY’S CLUE: L equals F

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 This will be your year to shine. Your energy, creativity and intuition levels are at an alltime high. Goals you previously thought unattainable will soon fall into place. Your knowledge and achievements will serve to provide you with scads of imagination and inspiration. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Demanding people are likely to get you down. Don’t feel that you have to be everything to everyone. Make a point of keeping some time for yourself to prevent enervation. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Disagreements and confrontations will not resolve pending issues. Your reputation will be at risk if you argue about unimportant matters. Let some things slide in order to avoid alienating your peers. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Avoid uncomfortable situations by using discretion. Although you may favor one person over another, giving too much attention to someone will not help you gain overall support. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Others will be impressed by your achievements if you stop procrastinating and start acting. With persistence and planning,

you can clear your agenda for more pleasurable activities. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Get rid of tension by taking care of household chores or doing something physical. You will be surprised how much more relieved and relaxed you feel in a clean and comfortable environment. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Your social life may need a pick-me-up. Join a service, club or organization and meet new people. Sharing common interests will stimulate your senses and improve your outlook. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It is never a good idea to flaunt your wealth around strangers. Be especially careful with your valuable possessions. A lack of vigilance on your part could result in loss. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Keep your emotions in check. Disagreements may occur if you become stressed or unhappy. Commit to staying active in order to avoid conflicts and ensure focus.

“ U F Z X Z Y Z O B J S I Z A D X C X LW D H Z N nurturing and effort. There will be plenty of opportunities in the future to deal with career concerns.

YOUR PRICE

2013 VW Beetle Conv.

Stk# ED7584

MSRP....................................$30,150* Our Discount...........................$1,203* MFG Rebate ............................$3,750*

YOUR PRICE

2014 VW Beetle 2.5L

2013 VW GTI 2.0

Stk# ED7897

MSRP....................................$31,860* Our Discount...........................$1,292* MFG Rebate ............................$2,000*

YOUR PRICE

2014 VW Jetta S

Stk# EE8010

MSRP....................................$18,910* Our Discount..............................$973* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

YOUR PRICE

2013 VW Beetle Fender

2014 VW Jetta TDI

Stk# EE8009

MSRP....................................$24,285* Our Discount...........................$1,188* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

YOUR PRICE

21,847*

$

2014 VW Jetta Wagon SE

Stk# ED7699

MSRP....................................$27,260* Our Discount...........................$1,308* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

YOUR PRICE

H

ONE TEAM

RT. 2 BETWEEN DIXON & STERLING BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-8PM SATURDAY 8AM-5PM

Stk# EE7936

YOUR PRICE

Stk# ED7428

YOUR PRICE

2013 VW Beetle Fender

Stk# EE8011

MSRP....................................$21,085* Our Discount...........................$1,060* MFG Rebate ...............................$750*

YOUR PRICE

2014 VW Jetta S

Stk# EE8070

MSRP....................................$18,910* Our Discount..............................$973* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

YOUR PRICE

21,081*

2013 VW Beetle Conv.

2014 VW Jetta Hybrid SE

Stk# EE7923

MSRP....................................$28,115* Our Discount...........................$1,300* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

YOUR PRICE

Stk# EE7868

2014 VW Jetta TDI Pre/Nav MSRP....................................$28,880* Our Discount...........................$1,432* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

YOUR PRICE

26,198*

$

2014 VW Jetta Wagon SE

Stk# EE7689

MSRP....................................$27,260* Our Discount...........................$1,308* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

YOUR PRICE

27,805*

2014 VW Golf TDI

Stk# ED7658

MSRP....................................$27,830* Our Discount...........................$1,402* MFG Rebate ...............................$750*

YOUR PRICE

25,678*

$

2014 VW Jetta S

YOUR PRICE

16,817*

$

2014 VW Jetta TDI

Stk# EE7988

MSRP....................................$25.385* Our Discount...........................$1,232* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

YOUR PRICE

22,903*

$

2014 VW Jetta Wagon TDI MSRP....................................$30,460* Our Discount...........................$1,275* MFG Rebate ...............................$750*

Stk# EE8028

YOUR PRICE

28,435*

$

2014 VW Passat SE

Sud oku! Answer on B9

Stk# EE8041

MSRP....................................$19,045* Our Discount..............................$978* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

Stk# EE8096

MSRP....................................$28,785* Our Discount...........................$1,415* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

24,702*

$

24,702*

$

YOUR PRICE

$

25,315*

$

Stk# ED7430

MSRP....................................$33,075* Our Discount...........................$1,520* MFG Rebate ............................$3,750*

16,687*

$

YOUR PRICE

$

19,275*

$

Stk# EE7742

MSRP....................................$25,595* Our Discount...........................$1,264* MFG Rebate ............................$3,250*

21,251*

$

2014 VW Golf 2.5L

815-625-3600 to announce weddings or engagements in Celebrations!

www www.DIXONFLM.com .DIXONFLM.com 815-288-3366

MSRP....................................$25,815* Our Discount...........................$1,314* MFG Rebate ............................$3,250*

16,687*

$

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

19,500*

28,568*

$

815-441-0246

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON

$

25,197*

$

Call

489 ILLINOIS ROUTE 2, DIXON, IL 61021

MSRP....................................$21,050* Our Discount...........................$1,050* MFG Rebate ............................ $500*

21,251*

$

We Pay the BEST! Guaranteed!

ONE GOAL

g

2013 VW Beetle Fender

MSRP....................................$25,815* Our Discount...........................$1,314* MFG Rebate ............................$3,250*

Find your dream home!

$150-$2000

©2014 UFS

34,207*

Stk# ED7448

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST CASH PAID FOR JUNK VEHICLES

625-3600 284-2222

Read Sauk Valley Classifieds real estate section and Real Estate Weekly on Thursdays.

with any other number in the paper.)

VOLKSWAGEN

$

815-441-0246

those unwanted items with the help of a Sauk Valley Classified Ad

Fastest Pickup All calls answered 7 days a week.

DIXON

YOUR PRICE

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don’t feel lethargic and dispirited. Broaden your interests by learning something new. Your local library or bookstore contains information on hundreds of topics to inform and inspire you.

of Hassle Free Buyi e n om

2014 VW Eos Komfort

AZXNJX.” -- PZOOB TJWZHDX Previous Solution: “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” -- Theodore Roosevelt (c) 2014 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 2-18

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Be sensitive to the feelings of those you care about. Convey your thoughts with clarity and concern. A casual remark may be misinterpreted, causing a rift in your relationship.

YOUR ONE PRICED DEALERSHIP

MSRP....................................$37,025* Our Discount...........................$1,818* MFG Rebate ............................$1,000*

F Z O Z ’ V A F Z X Z K A G C AT F A J I Z X Z

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You will need to be more assertive in your efforts to move ahead in the workplace. Emphasize your special skills, qualities and versatility. Stop waiting for others to notice your achievements.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Concentrate your attentions on your family and loved ones. Satisfying relationships require

Stk# EE7879

AZXNJX, BJS’YZ IJA D GOJRWZH. JM,

SELL

YOUR PRICE

ACROSS 1 Lady’s honorific 5 Publishing execs 8 Skirmish 12 Gawk at 13 Allow 14 Non-soap opera 15 Manicurist’s tool (2 wds.) 17 Bang shut 18 Hive worker 19 Carved poles 21 Dubuque native 24 Jarrett and Sparks 25 Forensic science evidence 26 Small ape 30 Verdant 32 Feel crummy 33 Corn units 37 Glimpse 38 Hood’s weapon 39 Sketched 40 Polished 43 Rx monitor 44 Handy swab (hyph.) 46 Fable writer

25,870*

$

Answer to Previous Puzzle 48 Most certain 50 Hosp. staffer 51 Weather outlook 52 Vied for a hammerlock 57 “Kon- —” 58 Ja, to Jacques 59 Proficiency 60 Sir — Guinness 61 Captain’s milieu 62 Sorrel or bay 10 Dilbert 35 Start all over creator 36 Trade Scott — 41 Music DOWN 11 Candied collectibles 1 Dude, tubers 42 Talks Jamaica16 — shui 44 Game bird style 20 She loved 45 Junior’s 2 Famous Lennon bike Khan 21 Like some 47 Computer 3 Rope-aengines key dope boxer 22 Blame 48 Baja Ms. 4 Kind of 23 Yellow 49 Low cards toast jacket 50 “Star Wars” 5 Journalist 27 Shakeprincess — spearean 53 Regret Ducommun villain deeply 6 Mid54 — -tzu Atlantic st. 28 Dressmaker’s cut 55 NASA 7 Dele 29 Deli orders counterpart canceler 56 Cave, often 8 Zipped up 31 Clean 34 Woofs 9 Annoyed

PUZZLE ENTHUSIASTS: Get more puzzles in “Random House Crossword MegaOmnious” Vols. 1 & 2

2014 VW Passat SEL Prem

Stk# EE8033

MSRP....................................$32,360* Our Discount...........................$1,602* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

YOUR PRICE

2014 VW Passat S 1.8T

MSRP....................................$23,085* Our Discount...........................$1,162* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

29,258*

$

2014 VW Passat TDI SE

Stk# EE8116

MSRP....................................$29,765* Our Discount...........................$1,435* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

YOUR PRICE

26,830*

$

Stk# EE8031

YOUR PRICE

2014 VW Passat TDI

MSRP....................................$34,860* Our Discount...........................$1,704* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

20,423*

$

2014 VW Passat TDI SE

Stk# EE8117

MSRP....................................$31,840* Our Discount...........................$1,580* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

YOUR PRICE

28,760*

$

Stk# EE8130

YOUR PRICE

31,656*

$

2014 VW Touareg VR6

MSRP....................................$49,320* Our Discount...........................$2,649* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

Stk# EE7860

YOUR PRICE

45,171*

$

* Not including tax, title, license or doc fees. All rebates and incentives applied. Finance rate varies depending on credit worthiness of customer as determined by lender. Some customers will not qualify. Photos for illustration only.

2-18

© 2014 UFS, Dist. by Universal Uclick for UFS


GAZ_02182014