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2 admit to embezzling FBI: Manager used township funds to cover crimes at credit union BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

MILLEDGEVILLE – Two former employees of Milledgeville Community Credit Union have pleaded guilty to embezzling money in separate cases. As part of a plea agreement, Kim Kent, 53, the credit union’s former manager, pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling $219,600 from October 2005 to

February 2012. And former credit union teller Kelsey Selman, 37, admitted that she embezzled $100,975 from the credit union, according to the news release. Each woman faces up to 30 years in prison, although it’s doubtful that either will get anywhere near that amount. Kent’s sentencing is set for June 2; Selman’s will be May 7. To conceal her embezzle-

ment, Kent created fictitious loans using names of family members and fictitious certificates of deposit, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Rockford. In 2009, she was elected supervisor of the Milledgeville-based Wysox Township. She used money from the township’s credit union account to cover her embezzlement, the release said.

Selman, 37, used the credit union’s computer system to apply credits to her personal account that did not have a corresponding deposit, the release said. As a result, the credit union’s records falsely reflected that Selman’s cash drawer increased by an amount to offset the deposit into her account. EMBEZZLING CONTINUED ON A3

SCHOOLS| WHITESIDE COUNTY REGIONAL SPELLING BEE

It was meant to bee Last-day alternate winds up winning Whiteside contest BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 535

MORRISON – Thirteen is her favorite number. Monday, it also turned out to be her lucky number. Audrey Melton, who, until very recently was 13, drew the number 13 position in the Whiteside County Regional Spelling Bee, held in the Morrison Junior High School gym. It was a spot she wasn’t supposed to have. Audrey, an eighth-grader at St. Andrew School in Rock Falls, found out at lunchtime Monday that she was replacing fifth-grader Isabella Trancoso, who fell ill and couldn’t compete. Now it was Round 6, and of the 22 middle-school students competing, only she and Elizabeth Striley, an eighth-grader at Unity Christian School in Fulton, remained. Elizabeth stumbled on cedilla, which is a mark written under the letter c, especially in French, to show that it is pronounced like an s rather than a k, such as in façade.

Passages closes suddenly Sauk Valley patients find new caregivers BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 535

Passages Hospice Illinois has closed its doors, but Sauk Valley-area patients have not been left in a lurch. Most, if not all, have found new hospice agencies, thanks in large part to local Passages employees who worked “tirelessly” all last week, “with relative certainty we weren’t going to get paid Friday.” That’s according to the Rev. Roger Carlson, a Passages employee since 2011. The Lisle-based for-profit hospice care provider, which serves most of Illinois and small parts of three other states, closed abruptly Friday, weeks after its founder was charged with federal health care fraud. The closing came despite assurances in a statement last month that “as a company, we are continuing to move forward and our services will not be interrupted.” PASSAGES CONTINUED ON A4

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Erase the hate A traveling ensemble brought a message of love to Rock Falls and Newman students Monday. PAGE A5

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Vance, 39, ascends to top spot in district

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Unity Christian School eighth-grader Elizabeth Striley, 13, steps up to the microphone for her final word of the evening. Elizabeth threw an “s” in cedilla, which cost her the win and brought her in at second place.

Photos by Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com

St. Andrew School eighth-grader Audrey Melton, 14, of Rock Falls, smiles broadly after correctly spelling contiguous to win the annual Whiteside County Regional Spelling Bee on Monday at Morrison Junior High School. Audrey, who got to compete when a fellow St. Andrew student had to drop out because of illness, advances to the National Spelling Bee in May.

MORRISON – Scott Vance has been moving up the ranks in the Morrison school district. On Monday, he moved to the top. The Morrison school board announced during its meeting that Vance will be the district’s new superintendent when Suellen Girard retires at the end of the school year. Vance, 39, has been principal at Morrison High School for 4 years, but has worked for the district for 14, he said. Before becoming principal, he taught, coached, and served as athletic director. VANCE CONTINUED ON A2

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Girard has long made it clear that 2014 would be her final spring as district superintendent, though she has no plans to leave the area. As she told Sauk Valley Media in a previous interview, “We love it here,� she said. “This is a community I really felt a connection with.� Vance, originally from Rock Falls, earned his undergraduate degree at Iowa State University, and is working on receiving his superintendent’s certificate at Western Illinois University. The board noted during Monday’s meeting that it was aware of this going into offering him the position, and so will hire an interim who will come in to work until Vance is officially qualified. There’s no word yet on whom that interim person might be, but Vance is expected to take leadership by the start of the next school year. Girard’s last day will be May 29; Vance’s contract begins the next day. To find a sucessor, the board hired a search firm to do a nationwide search that yielded about 30 applicants. The firm then brought in seven candidates for the board to interview. Vance was one of three finalists. He was offered the job after a third round of interviews, and, in his words, would be lying if he

said he wasn’t surprised. “Anytime you apply for a job and actually get it, it’s somewhat of a surprise,� he said. “I was confident that I’d done the best that I could in terms of the interview process, and was fortunate enough to be rewarded with a job offer.� Among the things Vance said he wants to improve within the district is preparing students for career and technical education. “We need to continue doing a good job preparing our kids for college, but we also need to work with those kids who who may not be 4-year-bound, who are vocational-schoolbound, or technicalschool-bound,� he said. He’s also big on working on getting parents engaged in their child’s education. “We see a lot of parent engagement at the lower levels, but we need to increase that overall,� he said. “And that’s something the board and I have discussed.� Vance is married with three kids. His wife, Danielle, has a career in health care administration, but is working as a stay-athome mom for now. Two of their children are in the school system right now: Elizabeth, 6, Gianna, 3. Jackson is 10 months old. “So, I’m pretty invested in what’s going on,� Vance said, laughing. “Not just in the high school, but in the lower levels as well. “I can’t think of a better job right now.�

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ately, we’ve published a number of stories on Hunter Hogan, a former Carroll County prosecutor who was disbarred last year. Hogan admits he touched the breasts of a 17-year-old victim in a child pornography case that he had prosecuted. In Illinois, 17 is the age of consent for sexual contact, although an adult with authority over a 17-year-old is barred by law from having such relations.

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Hogan, who is in his late 30s and now apparently lives in Cairo, Egypt, has not been charged.

His biggest defender seems to be the child pornography victim herself. We have yet to publish her name because she is the victim of a sex crime – the child pornography case. We don’t typically name such victims in print. Recently, the victim, now 21, sent me an email. I called her and confirmed she had written it. She wanted to get the word out on a few issues. For starters, she wrote, “I am 100 percent against

there being a misconduct investigation.� She said that she, as the victim, does not want an investigation or criminal charges. “The government is spending money on a case that they have no business wasting time and money on. Why waste time and money punishing someone who I don’t want to be punished?� she wrote. “I 100 percent disagree with the fact that Hunter was disbarred. ... Hunter did nothing wrong.�

She ended her email by expressing her desire “to spend the rest of my life with Hunter. I can’t do that as long as this is hanging over our heads.� As it happens, no law enforcement agency has investigated Hogan. But the state attorney disciplinary commission conducted an inquiry into Hogan’s ethical issues, ultimately recommending the Supreme Court pull Hogan’s law license, which it did. When making prosecu-

tion decisions, the state must look out for the public interest, not just that of the victim. While a victim may urge prosecutors to drop a case, what’s to say that the suspect won’t find a new victim?

David Giuliani is a news editor for Sauk Valley Media. You can reach him at dgiuliani@ saukvalley.com or 800798-4085, ext. 525. Follow him on Twitter: @DGiuliani_SVM.

DIXON SCHOOLS | STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR DISTRICT

Board chief glad Looking at the long-term future ‘justice is finally Planning Committee talks about its concerns and hopes for plan being served’ BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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DIXON – As the Strategic Planning Committee continues to gather information about forming a long-term plan for the school district, funding and community support have been identified as concerns. The committee met Monday night with representatives from GreenAssociates to review how the district could begin to plan for the future of Dixon Public Schools. The committee previously met with representatives from Arcon Associates Inc. to do the same. Superintendent Michael Juenger said the mettings were informational and not necessarily presentations to get the dis-

The Strategic Planning Committee next meets ATPM4HURSDAY -ARCH AT$IXON0UBLIC 3CHOOLSCENTRALOFFICE &RANKLIN'ROVE2OAD Go to www.DixonSchools.org or call the school district’s central office at 815-284-7722 for more information. trict’s business. The committee will discuss how to proceed with planning at its next meeting on March 13. Monday, committee members were asked about their hopes and apprehensions about a long-term plan. Among the most common concerns listed by the dozen members present were funding and costs, community support, and getting the message to the community. Among the hopes were to create a unified vision for the plan, to plan for the needs of future students, and to

bring the community together. The fate of the high school building, and whether it could be utilized in the longterm plan, also was discussed. It could cost more to renovate the iconic building, which committee members say has a strong connection to the community, than to build a new high school. Considering the assets the building has is important, said Amy Yurko, of BrainSpaces. She presented as a consultant with the GreenAssociates members, and talked about

the science and psychology of designing schools. Often, representatives from GreenAssociates said, older buildings – like Dixon High School – are good for adapting and renovating. The “bones,� they said, are good, like high ceilings and a lot of natural light. Addressing some of the concerns about getting the support of the community for what could be an expensive project, Colin Marshall, of GreenAssociates, said presenting a unified plan to justify the end result could make passing a bond referendum easier. GreenAssociates also recommended getting the students and community involved and informed before getting too close to a bond referendum.

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Wysox Clerk Laurie Byvick said Monday that she wasn’t aware that the women had pleaded guilty. “I knew it would happen eventually, but didn’t know when,� Byvick said in an interview. Todd Ewers, chairman of the credit union’s board, said the two women “totally� repaid the institution. “This was well thoughtout. This wasn’t simply taking money,� he said, adding that the women’s crimes were not connected. Ewers, who was the supervisory committee chairman when the women committed the crimes, said the credit union was glad “that

justice is finally being served.� In March 2012, the Wysox board voted unanimously to accept Kent’s immediate resignation. The board then voided all checks issued by Kent. In a December 2012 interview, Milledgeville Police Chief Jim Haag said he started looking into the problems in the township and credit union in March of that year. He said he identified misuse of funds at both places. In August 2012, he said, he got a call from an FBI agent who was investigating. At the time, the FBI wouldn’t confirm the investigation with Sauk Valley Media. The credit union, chartered in 1957, had $3.8 million in assets as of late 2012, according to the state. It has about 900 members.

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MORRISON – An icy road was blamed for a semitrailer accident that resulted in a blocked

highway last week, authorities say. Timothy W. Sharp, 56, of Deer Grove, was driving his truck west on U.S. Route 30, approaching Acker Road in western Whiteside County, when he lost control on ice, according to a news release Monday from the Whiteside County Sher-

iff’s Department. It happened about 5:45 a.m. Thursday. The truck struck the guardrail on the north side of the road, then left the road and dumped steel beams, the release said. That broke off the semitractor’s rear axle, impeding both lanes of traffic. Katelyn E. Peterson, 22,

of Charlotte, Iowa, also was headed west on U.S. 30 when she was unable to stop before striking the axle in the middle of the road, the release said. Sharp was treated at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa. Peterson was not hurt, according to the release.

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Michael T. Reiley DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michael T. Reiley, 72, of Dixon, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. He was a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad for 41 years, retiring March 1, 2002. Michael was born Sept. 25, 1941, in Sterling, the son of John C. and Cassie (Kolb) Reiley. He married Janet â&#x20AC;&#x153;Janâ&#x20AC;? Hopkins on April 22, 1994, in Dixon. Michael served in the National Guard and was a member of Dixon Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 779 and Dixon Moose Lodge 727. Survivors include his wife, Jan Reiley of Dixon; one son, Chad (Amber Carson) Hopkins of Dixon; two sisters-inlaw, Merrie Lou Hopkins

of Dixon, Linda (Tom) VanDeventer of Sherrard; and one brotherin-law, Stanley Hopkins of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Longholf, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome. com to send condolences.

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MACOMB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Deborah K. Whitmore, 61, of Macomb, died Friday Feb. 21, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was a homemaker. Deborah was born Aug. 6, 1952, in Christopher, the daughter of Carl and Hildred (Dillon) Davis. She married Charles Whitmore on May 8, 1976, in Rock Falls. She was a former member of Como Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Alyssia DavisDittmar of Thomson, Michelle (Angel) Ortega of Tempe, Ariz., and Noelle (Abe) Mendivil of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Paul Davis of Sterling and Tim Whit-

more of Macomb; one sister, Joan (Joseph) Swanson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls officiating. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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The bright, cheery 13-year-old in black sparkly boots, participating in her first county bee, took it in stride. Audrey successfully spelled orthodox, to finish the round. She stood alone in Round 7, winning with the word contiguous. Then she quietly freaked out a bit. Her first-place prize is an all-expense-paid trip to National Harbor, Md., just south of Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May; a $100 U.S. savings bond, a Websterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Third New International Dictionary, and an online subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica. The kind, lanky brunette said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thrilled to win her first county spelling bee, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;What makes me feel really bad is, poor Bella! What a smart fifthgrader. It breaks my heart.â&#x20AC;? Audrey, the daughter of Diane and M. Tod Melton, hopes to make a career acting and singing someday. If she makes it to the semifinals, the national competition could be her first national TV appearance. Elizabeth, too, likes the idea of becoming a singer and an actor, and she also loves children, and may grow up to do something helpful with babies. The second-place winner, daughter of Susan and Thomas Striley, also loves spelling, maybe because her mom put such an emphasis on it when Elizabeth was home-schooled, she said. Elizabeth takes home a Websterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Third International Dictionary and a

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The top three finishers are Audrey Melton (left), Elizabeth Striley and Matt Outzen, in that order. Toucan was Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nemesis Monday.

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East Coloma-Nelson sixthgrader Emalie Chavira placed fourth, dropping out after misspelling kabuki. $20 Amazon.com gift certificate. As the third-place finisher, Matt Outzen, an eighth-grader at River Bend Middle School in Fulton, won a Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate. Coming in at No. 4, Emalie Chavira, a sixthgrader at East Coloma-Nelson, wins a Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate.

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Passages Hospice provided nursing homes with nurses, aides, social workers and chaplains. It also was known for offering â&#x20AC;&#x153;make-a-wishâ&#x20AC;?-type experiences for its endof-life patients. Carlson, of Rock Falls, officiated at his last funeral for a Passages patient Monday afternoon. He had worked for the hospice company since 2011, counseling patients and families and officiating at funerals when requested. There were about 20 Passages employees working in the Sauk Valley, Carlson said. Until they got a separation letter Friday, none knew for sure they were about to be jobless, although none had been paid since Feb. 7, and they lost their prescription and medical coverage a week later, he said. Rumor was that, although Passages was closing, the company was being bought and their jobs would continue, he said. That didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen. Carlson said he was luckier than most. In addition to being pastor of Berean Baptist Church of Rock Falls, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a paid on-call firefighter for the Rock Falls Fire Department, and a fire department chaplain. While the job loss â&#x20AC;&#x153;is definitely making a huge impact on our family, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a lot of single parents who worked with Passages, a lot of people down to their last $5 or $10 now,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left a lot of us left in pretty rough shape.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proud of the work his fellow employees did last week, working night and day to find other providers for their patients. The need for the transition was â&#x20AC;&#x153;disheartening and disruptive, but it probably went as smoothly as it could haveâ&#x20AC;? because many of the nurses, mid-level managers and others who worked tirelessly to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible, he said. In Oregon, Serenity Hospice & Home has received five Passages patients, a more than manageable number, Administrator Lynn Knodle said Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get five patients in a day under normal cir-

cumstances,â&#x20AC;? she said. Others went to Vitas, Hospice of the Rock River Valley, and other local agencies, Carlson said. Sauk Valley Mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calls to Passages headquarters were not answered Monday; messages could not be left because the voice mailbox was full. According to the Belleville News-Democrat, an employee at Passages Hospice corporate headquarters in Lisle confirmed that she and all 330 of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employees were issued letters Friday stating that the company was eliminating all workers. The letter also stated that workers were not being paid for the past 4 weeks of work because the businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Medicare payments had been frozen. On Jan. 24, Passages Hospice LLC founder and co-owner Seth Gillman, 46, of Lincolnwood, was charged with health care fraud and obstructing a federal audit. The newspaper could not reach Gillman for comment Friday, and Passages public relations and media specialist Kamie Freeland declined to comment. On Jan. 30, the company issued a statement noting that the charges had been leveled against Gilman, who it said was a one-quarter owner of the company, and not against Passages. The statement further noted that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the allegations included that a higher level of medical service was provided to patients when, in the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s view, the higher level of medical service was unnecessary. The complaint does not allege that patients in our hospice program did not receive compassionate quality hospice care.â&#x20AC;? Carlson echoed that sentiment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoyed the work I did,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoyed the people I worked with. We gave great frontline care. Our care was superb. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We [the employees] were really ethical people. What was going on on the other end was completely out of our control. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just trying to move forward as best we can. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lord will take care of us.â&#x20AC;? MCT Information Services contributed to this report.

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ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Students from three local schools attended a school assembly Monday that promoted love and opposed hate. But hate made its appearance a few minutes after the students gathered. A boy took the stage at Rock Falls High School in front of 1,300 students from Rock Falls High and Middle schools and Newman Central Catholic High School. Shortly after he started speaking, a boy in the back row on the gym floor shouted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you get off the stage, fag?â&#x20AC;? The heckler was escorted out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cool,â&#x20AC;? one Newman student whispered to another. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was staged,â&#x20AC;? the other said. It was. Designed as a lesson. The offender â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the presenters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; later appeared on stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who told me to shut up?â&#x20AC;? A few hands went up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That needs to be done a lot more,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just food for thought.â&#x20AC;? The heckled presenter later told the audience that he had endured much teasing when he was younger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; much of it involving derogatory names for gays. He asked students to hug themselves and those next to them. Many did. About the teasing, the presenter said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell them to stop calling me names. I found an outlet to help

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Two students hug after being asked by MWAH! members to hug themselves and then the person next to them during Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assembly at Rock Falls High School. me do that. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my music. That lets you escape all your daily problems. You have to love you before you love everyone else, finding you and being OK with you.â&#x20AC;? With members hailing from the suburbs to Rockford, a 12-person teen ensemble called MWAH!, Messages Which Are Hopeful, sang a number of songs during the early-morning assembly. The performers brought up a number of contro-

versial topics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Justin Bieberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s antics, Trayvon Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killling, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Duck Dynastyâ&#x20AC;? star Phil Robertsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s views on gays, and the criticism of an 11-year-old in mariachi attire singing the national anthem at the NBA Finals. The students seemed to like the ensembleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in short, stop the hate. When one singer belted out Lady Gagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born This Way,â&#x20AC;? students clapped and stomped their feet. They applaud-

ABOVE: Members of traveling teen ensemble MWAH! (Messages Which Are Hopeful) serenade a group of local school heroes on stage Monday morning at Rock Falls High School. The ensemble visited the school for an assembly that promoted love and opposed hate. Students from Rock Falls High and Middle schools and Newman Central Catholic High School were in attendance. During the assembly, some local students were honored as heroes for persevering through health or personal issues. ed wildly afterward â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the khaki-clad Newman students on one side of the gym to the jeans-wearing Rock Falls students on the other. Margo Jakobs, Rock Falls Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student assistance coordinator, invited student Mekayla Simpson on stage.

!NUMBEROFPEOPLE were honored as heroes at Monday morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assembly, which was attended BYSTUDENTSFROM2OCK Falls High and Middle schools and Newman Central Catholic High School: Cathryn Burger, ANEMPLOYEEAT2OCK Falls High School. She was diagnosed with breast cancer last May. She underwent surgery last summer. Then she started working at the school. She had another surgery, with more EXPECTEDTOCOME(ER cancer is in remission. Shayla Brown, a Newman student. She has had continual issues with a leg that just wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She HASNOTCOMPLAINED about it whether on crutches or riding a scooter,â&#x20AC;? said Margo *AKOBS 2OCK&ALLS(IGH 3CHOOLSSTUDENTASSIS tance coordinator, who PRESENTED"ROWN Connor Schmall, a Newman student. In October, he was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with 3TEVENS*OHNSON3YN drome, a rare disease THATAFFECTSTHESKIN He returned to school BEFORE4HANKSGIVING Simpson had a troubled childhood and difficult home life. From ages 8 to 14, she was placed in 12 different foster homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She felt that no one was listening to her and lost her will to live,â&#x20AC;? Jakobs said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is now living with her

and worked his way slowly back into the classroom. Kelcey Webber, A2OCK&ALLS(IGH STUDENTWAS THETOUGHESTYEAROF HERLIFE3HELOSTHER MOTHERTOLUNGCAN CERh$ESPITETHECIR cumstances, Kelceyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s RESILIENCEANDPOSITIVE attitude carried her through,â&#x20AC;? Jakobs said. h+ELCEYSSMILEISCON TAGIOUSANDCANBRIGHT en anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day.â&#x20AC;? Carmina Lopez, A2OCK&ALLS(IGHSTU DENT"ORNIN2OCHELLE SHEMOVEDTO-EXICO as a child. When she returned to the United 3TATESASASIXTH GRADER SHESPOKENO %NGLISH!TRANSLATOR was with her all the TIME"YEIGHTHGRADE she no longer had a TRANSLATORANDFELTALONE ANDLEFTOUT$URING HERSOPHOMOREYEAR she became a leader IN",).$ ALOCALGROUP OFHIGHSCHOOLSTUDENTS THATPROMOTESDIVERSITY Since, she has received AWARDSFROMTHE!REA Career Center and 2OCK&ALLS(IGH3CHOOL FORBEINGANOUTSTAND ing student. Gary Velasquez, a LOCALMEMBEROFTHE!IR National Guard who is DEPLOYEDOVERSEAS grandparents. Although she has struggled with her own choices, she is trying hard to get her life back on track. Her grades are improving, she is active in choir and band, and plays softball.â&#x20AC;? Simpson got a standing ovation.

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Judges, stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney key to curbing drug sales Chief: Their cooperation helps police DANNY D. LANGLOSS JR. Dixon

Aggressively pursuing drug dealers continues to be the top priority of the Dixon Police Department. Over the past 10 years, we have been very successful in reducing drug sales in our area. That doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean the problem doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remain, but it is far less significant. There are several key components to this success, and they do not all center on the police. The role of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney and judges is crucial. Police conduct the investigations, but several key tools can be approved only by the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attor-

ney or a judge. The two main tools are eavesdrops and search warrants. An eavesdrop allows the police to [secretly] record conversations related to criminal a c t i v i t y . Dixon Police Search war- Chief Danny rants allow Langloss Jr. us to search houses, cars and people. IN THE PAST, MANY OF those dealers would stay and operate out of one primary location. They kept the drugs close to them. Over time, this has changed considerably. These dealers are much more mobile and always on the move. When we receive credible information, we must move on it right away, or our chance will be gone.

Because of this, many times we need to meet with the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney and a judge on very short notice. This happens at all hours of the day and night. The information about the case is presented to them, and the proper tools are given to us. That allows us to act quickly and decisively and has led to building hundreds of great cases over the years, resulting in sending cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and cannabis dealers to prison for extended periods of time. While I have personally thanked our judges and stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneys in the past, I feel it is important for the community to know that they are going the extra mile in the pursuit of justice. Regardless of whether it is 3 p.m. or 3 a.m., they are always available.

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From teaching law enforcement officers across the state for the past several years, I have learned that this is not the norm. We are very fortunate to have the dedicated men and women serving on the bench and in our stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Note to readers: Danny D. Langloss Jr. is chief of the Dixon Police Department.

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Rutherford should resign and withdraw G.G. GARCIA Amboy

Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it great that we have a state treasurer who is so conscientious about how he spends taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; monies on official travel that he even doubles up at expensive hotels with his male assistant (Rich Miller column, Feb. 18) to save our tax dollars? We cannot overlook the fact that he is equally concerned about contributors to his campaign. These two also share an apartment when campaigning in Chicago. Yet, the same man sees no contradiction in terms for hiring an expensive internal investigator to look into the allegations of sexual harassment and

Election letters The maximum length for letters to the editor endorsing candidates or discussing issues regarding the March 18 primary is 200 words. Letter writers may not endorse the same candidate or issue more than once. The submission deadline is noon March 11. abuse of state employees expected to work on his campaign. Who is he kidding? The reader reads between the lines. Everybody knows what everybody else is saying. The papers have their hands tight. They are liable. Rutherford is dead in the water on his bid for governor of Illinois. The best thing he can do is resign as state treasurer

and withdraw from the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race. The Republican Party has suffered enough from the attacks of the Democratic Party, who claim they are for the little fellow on the street, yet they consistently outraise Republicans in political contributions. From the little fellow in the street, I suppose, huh?

Regional jail could create safety issues CHARLES BICKERSTAFF inmate, Stateville Correctional Center, Joliet

Unless a regional courthouse adjacent to the proposed jail is also under consideration [â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give regional jail concept some thought,â&#x20AC;? SVM editorial, Jan. 23], the idea poses additional safety and security risks.

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Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve not met any in law enforcement who think moving â&#x20AC;&#x153;straysâ&#x20AC;? around by vehicle is safer and less time-consuming than escorting them on a leash through an enclosed skywalk. It is worth remembering that in 1997, six shackled inmates burned to death in a transport van in Tennessee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only 15 miles apartâ&#x20AC;? may have unintended consequences. If any new jail is eventually constructed, an outside yard should be part of the plan. Stuffing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;innocent until proved guiltyâ&#x20AC;? into cages for months and years without fresh air and sunshine is not only unethical, but also cruel. Where are People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) when you need them?

Illinois state Sen. Kirk Dillard told Chicago radio station WLS last week that Republican county chairmen ought to try to get Bill Brady and/or Dan Rutherford out of the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race so he could have a clear shot at wealthy front-runner Bruce Rauner. Dillard claims he is building strong momentum with recent endorsements, including the powerful Illinois Education Association. But two polls taken last week showed that Dillard isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even winning his own DuPage Countybased state Senate district that he has represented for more than 20 years. A Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll taken Feb. 20 had Rauner leading in Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24th state Senate district with 36 percent. Dillard placed a distant second with 30 percent. Brady polled 10 percent, and Rutherford was at 2 percent. And 22 percent were undecided. The poll of 614 likely Republican voters had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.95 percent. Twelve percent of the calling universe was cell phones. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t commission the poll to be a jerk, but because somebody slipped me results of a Strive Strategies tracking poll taken Feb. 18 that had Rauner at 33 percent and Dillard at 26 percent in Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own district. The margins between the two men are almost exactly the same in both polls, so that is pretty solid evidence that Dillard is, indeed, losing his own Senate district, which he has represented since 1993. What the heck is going on? Well, millions of dollars in campaign ads on Chicago TV by Rauner and pretty much nothing by Dillard is the simplest answer. RAUNER HAS NOT ONLY dumped millions of his own money into his campaign, but he has successfully vacuumed up pretty much all the available traditional Republican money out there. Campaign cash that Dillard, Brady or Rutherford would normally have been expected to tap has been hoovered up by Rauner instead. According to the Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll, Dillard is ahead of Rauner among women in his district, 33-26, but he trails badly among men, 46-27. Rauner also leads among seniors 65 and over (perhaps the most important GOP demographic), 41-25. Dillard said recently that the multitude of DuPage

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County congressional, legislative, and local Republican primary races, plus county Auditor Bob Groganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state treasurer bid, would gin up local turnout and help him to defeat Rauner. But if he ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t winning his own district, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough to see how Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theory will come to fruition in the rest of the county. So, what about that IEA endorsement? Well, as of last week, the teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; union had sent a mailer to its memState Sen. bers touting Kirk Dillard Dillard and R-Hinsdale had given Two polls him $50,000 show him cash. Dillard trailing Bruce has such a Rauner in high overhis (Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) own Senate head costs, district. though, that fifty grand wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do much except keep the lights on in his office. Dillard received about $250,000 from the Operating Engineers union late last year and then spent pretty much all of it on overhead. AND EVEN IF THE IEA puts more cash into Dillard and it all goes on TV, Bruce Rauner is spending a fortune on television ads, and the latest We Ask America statewide tracking poll shows him leveling off, but still with a huge lead over the entire pack. The poll of 1,323 likely Republican primary voters was taken Feb. 18 and shows Rauner with 35 percent, to 14 percent for Bill Brady, 13 percent for Dillard, and 8 percent for Dan Rutherford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is confirmation of the Chicago Tribuneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent poll results that showed Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers are collapsing in the wake of his ongoing scandal. Rutherford was at 17 percent in a We Ask America poll taken Feb. 3, which was nine points above where he is in the latest round. The new TV ads being aimed at Rauner by the labor unions are also having an impact. The ads have whacked Rauner for associations with a corrupt bribery expert, and for alleged abuse at some nursing homes that his company used to own. But even if Rauner has peaked, the three others are a very long way from catching up, and so far, none of them has the money to do so, and time is not on their side.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ghostbustersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; writer, actor Harold Ramis dies Chicago native co-wrote, directed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Groundhog Day,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Caddyshackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Harold Ramis, the bespectacled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ghostbustersâ&#x20AC;? sidekick to Bill Murray whose early grounding in live comedy led to blockbuster movies such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;National Lampoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Animal House,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Caddyshackâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Groundhog Day,â&#x20AC;? died Monday. He was 69. Ramis, who suffered for several years from an autoimmune disease that caused inflammation and damage to his blood vessels, died at his home in the Chicago suburbs, surrounded by family and friends, his talent agency said. Perhaps his greatest legacy is his influence on generations of comedians, actors and directors due to his ability to infuse comedy with a broader, sometimes spiritual message, said Andrew Alexander, president and CEO of The Second City. Ramis got his start with the Chicago-based improvisational comedy theater, along with future costars Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and Murray. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was always a nuanced meaning to his pictures,â&#x20AC;? Alexander said, including an â&#x20AC;&#x153;almost Buddhist philosophy to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Groundhog Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a movie Ramis co-wrote and directed that tells the story

of a man who re-lives the same day over and over as he examines his life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a generous, nurturing, humble guy,â&#x20AC;? Alexander added. Aykroyd issued a statement Monday, saying he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend ... May he now get the answers he was always seeking.â&#x20AC;? Ramis joined The Second City in 1969, and in 1976 became head writer for the Canadian-based comedy show Second City Television, or SCTV. He soon moved on to bigger projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the legendary 1978 blockbuster film â&#x20AC;&#x153;National Lampoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Animal House,â&#x20AC;? which starred fellow Second City alum John Belushi. With Murray as the comic lead, the Second City alums paired up for numerous projects: Ramis co-wrote 1979â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meatballsâ&#x20AC;? and co-wrote and directed 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caddyshack.â&#x20AC;? But the most wellknown of their collaborations was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ghostbusters,â&#x20AC;? which also features Aykroyd. Ramis helped write the 1984 movie, in which he stars as Egon Spengler, the brainy, commonsense member of a group of parapsychologists who try to catch ghosts.

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ABOVE: Actor and director Harold Ramis laughs as he walks the red carpet to celebrate The Second Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50th anniversary in December 2009 in Chicago. An attorney for Ramis said the actor died Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69. RIGHT: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis (right), appear in a scene from the 1984 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ghostbusters.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best comedy touches something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s timeless and universal in people,â&#x20AC;? Ramis told The Associated Press in a 2009 story about the 50th anniversary of Second City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you hit it

right, those things last.â&#x20AC;? Ramis was born Nov. 21, 1944 in Chicago. He is survived by his wife, Erica Ramis; sons Julian and Daniel; daughter Violet; and two grandchildren.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Tuesday, Feb. 25 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo and doughnuts, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Morning Whittle, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 313 card game and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Line dancing, 10-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Community coffee and doughnuts, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St., 815-732-7994. Triple Play Tuesday Program, 10:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. Lifescape lunch, 11: 30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m.

previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Catered lunch, 11:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. There is a cost; registration is necessary. Meal and a movie, noon, Sterling Public Library, 815-625-1370. Organized bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Euchre, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre 101, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Adult Readers Group, 6 p.m., library conference room, Sterling Public Library, 815625-1370. Book Discussion Group, 6:308 p.m., Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, 815284-7261. Bingo, 7 p.m., Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-625-0354.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Popcorn and quilting, 8:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pool players, 8:30 a,m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 313 card game and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Tell a Fairy Tale Day, 11-11:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon.

Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-5893925.. 500 card game, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818.

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Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252.

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One of the properties that were interconnected by tunnels in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drainage system that infamous drug boss Joaquin Guzman Loera, â&#x20AC;&#x153;El Chapo,â&#x20AC;? used to evade authorities is shown in Culiacan, Mexico. have often strung out appeals against extradition for months or years. Mexican officials are also weighing whether to renew a string of other charges that Guzman faces inside Mexico. The decision to bring one local charge against Guzman indicates that President Enrique Pena Nietoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration is leaning toward refiling at least some of the others, further delaying any possible extradition.

Guzman escaped a Mexican prison in 2001 and spent the next 13 years on the run before he was arrested Saturday morning in the Pacific coast city of Mazatlan by Mexican marines acting on U.S. intelligence. He faces charges in at least seven U.S. jurisdictions and U.S. officials have been pushing for his swift extradition. It is a politically sensitive subject for the Pena Nieto administration, which has sought to carve

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WOODSTOCK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Woodstock firefighter and paramedic Scott Baumgartner accepts that freezing water, lingering smoke, frostbite and ice all become a part of his job when fires erupt during the winter. Firefighters go into situations that usually drive away other people, since the threat of flames and burning structures alone make for danger. The winter - with its wind chills, cold air and snow - merely make those situations more challenging, said Baumgartner, who recently helped fight a nighttime barn fire in Harvard at a frosty minus 3 degrees. Throughout it all, a firefighterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job is to extinguish the blaze. He canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dwell on the cold or the fact that the mist coming off a high-pressure hose can freeze his equipment and clothes, Baumgartner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thinking about the job I have to do and getting it done,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s during the down time, when you realize, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Man, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting cold.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The preparation before the fire truck leaves the sta-

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Stonewall Jackson, the Confederate general who died of pneumonia at only 39, said, “Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.” That certainly applies to bridge players, especially when the declarer. (It is usually dangerous for a defender to mislead his partner.) In this deal, South is in four hearts. Which card should declarer play at trick one after West leads the spade ace and East drops the four? South knows that East has just played a singleton (unless West made an unusual overcall in a four-card suit). But West does not know that. Suppose South plays his spade seven. Then West will

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Instead, South must play his two. Then West will wonder if East started with 10-74. Yes, West might still get it right, thinking that East would have raised to two spades with three trumps and forgetting that the auction suggests East has a very weak hand. But West will be nervous about leading the spade king at trick two, lest South ruff it and later get a critical discard on dummy’s spade queen. As you can see, if West continues spades, the defenders take two spades, one spade ruff and the club king to defeat the contract. If West does anything else, the contract makes. If declarer is trying to disrupt the opponents’ signals, he should copy their methods. He should play low to try to discourage a continuation, or vice versa. © 2014 UFS


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Leaders: $35B in aid needed to avert default Moscow cutting off further help until new transitional leadership is in place MCT News Service

MOSCOW – Ukraine’s interim leaders said Monday that the country will need $35 billion in foreign aid over the next 2 years to avert default and called for an international donors’ conference to craft a rescue plan.

The appeal by acting Finance Minister Yuri Kolobov followed by a day his Russian counterpart’s announcement that Moscow would be cutting off further aid and loan supports to Ukraine until its new transitional leadership

is in place and it is clear with whom the Kremlin will be dealing. Opposition leaders, who have been in control of Kiev since a European Union-brokered pact to quell last week’s violence was signed Friday, have said the new slate of ministers could be decided as early as Tuesday. The new government is unlikely to be

as friendly to Moscow, though, as was that of President Viktor Yanukovich, who has been stripped of his office by parliament and has fled Kiev for the Russianleaning east. Group of 20 finance ministers met in Sydney, Australia, over the weekend and pledged help for Ukraine once its provisional leadership is in

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Budget will place emphasis on agile, versatile forces WASHINGTON (AP) – Looking beyond America’s post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a “more volatile, more unpredictable” world with a more nimble military. The nation can afford a smaller military so long as it retains a technological edge and the agility to respond on short notice to crises anywhere on the globe, Hagel said. He said the priorities he outlined reflect a consensus view among America’s military leaders, but Republicans in Congress were quick to criticize some proposed changes. In a speech at the 1-year mark of his tenure as Pentagon chief, Hagel revealed many details of the defense spending plan that will be part of the 2015 budget that

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters Monday at the Pentagon, where he recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. President Barack Obama will submit to Congress next week. Hagel described it as the first Pentagon budget to fully reflect the nation’s transition from 13 years of war. At the core of his plan is the notion that after wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that proved longer and more costly than foreseen, the U.S. military will no longer be sized to conduct large and protracted ground wars. It will put more emphasis on versa-

tile, agile forces that can project power over great distances, including in Asia. Hagel stressed that such changes entail risk. He said, “We are entering an era where American dominance on the seas, in the skies and in space can no longer be taken for granted.” However, budget constraints demand that spending be managed differently from the past, with an eye to cutting

costs across a wide front, including in areas certain to draw opposition in the Congress, he said. He proposed, for example, a variety of changes in military compensation, including smaller pay raises, a slowdown in the growth of tax-free housing allowances and a requirement that retirees and some families of active-duty service members pay a little more in health insurance deductibles and co-pays.

ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) – Uganda’s president on Monday signed an anti-gay bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison, a measure likely to send Uganda’s beleaguered gay community further underground as the police try to implement it amid fevered anti-gay sentiment across the country. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said the bill, which goes into effect immediately, was needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa. Museveni may have defied Western pressure to shelve the bill, four years and many versions after it was introduced, but his move – likely to galvanize support ahead of presidential elections – pleased many Ugandans who repeatedly urged him

to sign the legislation. Nigeria’s president similarly signed an anti-gay Yoweri bill into Museveni law just over a month ago, sparking increased violence against gays who already were persecuted in mob attacks. Some watchdog groups warn a similar backlash of violence may occur in Uganda. “Experience from other jurisdictions with similarly draconian laws, such as Nigeria or Russia, indicates that their implementation is often followed by a surge in violence against individuals thought to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,” the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission said in a statement Monday. “

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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how many hits former Erie-Prophetstown standout Eann Cox allowed in seven innings of work for Lewis University on Sunday against Ohio Dominican. Cox, a former SVM player of the year, was named Great Lakes Valley Conference pitcher of the week.

Danica Patrick continues to prove her popularity, as she surpassed 1 million Twitter followers on Monday to become the first NASCAR driver to reach that plateau.

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The Prophetstown girls basketball team holds up the 2A Monmouth Supersectional plaque on Monday after defeating El Paso-Gridley 58-48. The Prophets advanced to the state tournament for the first time.

The Eastland Cougars celebrate after beating Hinckley-Big Rock 36-33 Monday at the 1A DeKalb Supersectional. The Cougars will play at the state tournament for the first time in the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history.

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MONMOUTH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No overtime heroics were necessary this time around for Prophets. The Prophets, who survived an OT thriller against Oregon in a sectional semifinal and a tightly contested sectional championship game against Byron, got the job done in regulation time Monday night at the Class 1A Monmouth Supersectional with a 58-48 victory against El PasoGridley. Next up for Prophetstown (30-2) is the state tournament, where they will face IC Catholic on Friday night at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University. IC Catholic defeated Seton Academy 40-38 at the River Forest Supersectional. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we just believed in each other as a team, we were going to make it to state,â&#x20AC;? junior guard Shelby Adams said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we did.â&#x20AC;? Prophetstown trailed 13-10 with 1 minute, 57 seconds remaining in the first quarter, then took charge with an 11-0 run over the next 8 minutes. EPG post player Codee Schlipf was on the bench for most of that time

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Star of the game: Clare Kramer, Prophetstown, 18 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists Key performers: Rebekah Ehresman, El Paso-Gridley, 27 points, 7 steals, 6 rebounds, 4 assists; Heather Strike, Prophetstown, 10 points with two fouls, and the Prophets took advantage of a soft defensive interior. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was our goal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to try to make some hay while the sun shined,â&#x20AC;? coach Don Robinson said. Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest lead came at 41-24 with 3:24 left in the third quarter, when senior guard Corrie Reiley hit a 3-pointer. The Titans, thanks mainly to senior guard Rebekah Ehresman, clawed their way back within striking distance in the fourth quarter. Ehresman had 18 of her 27 points in the second half, and a 3 from Schlipf got the Titans to within 51-44 with 3:19 to play. HEROICS CONTINUED ON B3

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DeKALB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The missed layups and free throws were mounting Monday night for the Eastland Cougars. But Lexis Macomber and her teammates harkened back to words of wisdom they received earlier in the day via email from former Aquin star Sophie Brunner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She said in the email that if we had to relax, do it on offense and not on defense,â&#x20AC;? Macomber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we did a good job of that, and our defense was good the whole night.â&#x20AC;? The Cougars used their length to repeatedly force offensive hesitation and awkward shots from HinckleyBig Rock during the Class 1A DeKalb Supersectional, clinching the girls basketball programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first trip to the state tournament with a smothering defensive effort in a 36-33 victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew their tallest player was only 5-foot-9, and we have four or five girls at least that tall,â&#x20AC;? Eastland senior guard Courtney Walker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had the height advantage, and we definitely used it.â&#x20AC;? That advantage was evident from the get-go, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until the

Star of the game: Lexis Macomber, Eastland, 14 points, 10 rebounds Key performers: *ACQULINE-ADDEN HBR, 17 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals; Courtney Walker, Eastland, 7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists second quarter when Eastland (28-5) really capitalized on it. Trailing 10-6 with 6:22 left until halftime, the Cougars closed the first half on a 13-2 run, capped by a pair of turnaround jumpers on the baseline from Annie Forster for a 19-12 lead heading into the locker room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been hitting our bunnies lately, and we finally knocked some down and got some momentum,â&#x20AC;? Walker said of the Cougarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; only real run of the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a ton of offensive rebounds tonight, but we put the ball in the hole ... and I guess, in the end, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how you win games.â&#x20AC;? ADVICE CONTINUED ON B4

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HICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ben Smith never had been to Hawaii. But the NHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic break had arrived, and Smith was eager to enjoy some rest and relaxation during his time away from the game. So the Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 25-year-old forward hopped a flight to the island of Oahu to forget about hockey for a while. Everything was just perfect. The sunsets. The beach. The hockey rink. Wait. Did someone say hockey rink? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We rented a car and drove around the island a bit,â&#x20AC;? said Smith, who has scored seven goals with 10 assists in his first full season with the Hawks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got lost, and we ended up at a hockey rink, actually. It was pretty funny.â&#x20AC;? Not ha-ha funny. More like hit-the-gas-andget-us-away-from-here funny. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got out of there,â&#x20AC;? Smith said with a smile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were trying to get on the highway. We were trying to go up to see some more of the island.â&#x20AC;? Eventually, Smith

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found his bearings and resumed his Hawaiian vacation. He hiked the Diamond Head trail, enjoyed fine meals, and let his muscles recover after 60 tough games. On Sunday, Smith joined 11 other wellrested Hawks teammates who did not take part in the Sochi Olympics. The fast-paced practice was sloppy at first, with more than a dozen consecutive shooters failing to score against Corey Crawford in rush drills, but eventually the session featured a few style points as forwards and defensemen found their rhythm. In the next few days, the group will be joined by the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 10 Olympians, including gold medal winners Jonathan Toews, Duncan

Keith and Patrick Sharp. A few Olympians could return to practice early this week, while those who played in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gold medal game will receive a few days of rest before returning Thursday to play the New York Rangers. Two days later, on Saturday, the Hawks will host the Pittsburgh Penguins in an outdoor game at Soldier Field as part of the NHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stadium series. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an interesting week for us,â&#x20AC;? said Hawks coach Joel Quenneville, who did not miss an Olympic hockey game on TV. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see how they feel, and gauge it from there.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair to assume that at least a few of the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Olympians might be exhausted when they return. Seven Hawks players advanced to the medal round, including Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning trio and Swedenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s runner-up trio of Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger. Patrick Kane played the same number of games, but fell short of a medal with Team USA.

The Olympic groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frantic February makes it all the more important for the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nonOlympians to produce in the first few games after the break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll try to give those guys as much support as we can,â&#x20AC;? forward Kris Versteeg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all the guys that make the engine turn, so theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re big parts. They might come over here and think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to play much, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all going back into the fire because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what they do.â&#x20AC;? The same goes for the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; well-rested contingent. While Smith savored his first trip to Hawaii, teammate Brandon Bollig enjoyed 6 days and 5 nights in Cancun, Mexico. Bollig avoided any accidental sightings of hockey rinks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;not a single one, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad for thatâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and returned to practice with renewed energy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had an amazing time down there,â&#x20AC;? said Bollig, still sporting a bright red suntan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got our rest and our fun out of the way, and now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to get back to work.â&#x20AC;?

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There was a moment late in the Daytona 500 when Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a moment to catch his breath. It was clearly his race to lose, and the tension ran thick through Junior Nation, all the way into his car. Steve Letarte, the crew chief and cheerleader who had rebuilt Earnhardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crumpled confidence and returned him to a championship contender, used the moment under caution to settle his driver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having fun?â&#x20AC;? Letarte asked over the radio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the big prize, man. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to enjoy it,â&#x20AC;? Earnhardt said, before he paused. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m enjoying particular pieces of it, but the entire experience is driving me crazy.â&#x20AC;?

Did you know? sDale Earnhardt sr.WONRACESAT $AYTONA)NTERNATIONAL 3PEEDWAY BUTWONTHE $AYTONAONLYONCE IN(EWASKILLED INLASTLAPOFRACE Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the albatross that was strapped to the back of NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular driver as he closed in on his second Daytona 500 victory. It had been 10 years since he won his first 500, and after three runner-up finishes the last four seasons in a race that had caused his family so much heartache and joy, the moment was overwhelming. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much pressure on Earnhardt, who entered the seasonopening showcase mired in a 55-race losing streak dating to 2012. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d won just two races since

joining mighty Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, and as he closes in on his 40th birthday, he is still searching for his first Cup championship. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been openly stated by the suits at NASCAR that when Junior wins, NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popularity surges. So under that theory, if he could just get it together, the days of flat television numbers and sagging attendance would certainly spike. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of pressure to put on one guy, and it hit him as he readied himself for the homestretch Sunday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big race, and you want to win it so badly, and your team wants to win so badly,â&#x20AC;? he said afterward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You realize at that moment that there are countless people watching on television, and there are

countless people sitting in the grandstands with your shirts and hats on, and your team is over on the pit wall and your family back home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there are so many people pulling for you and want to see you win. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a heavy weight.â&#x20AC;? This time, he delivered. He emerged from a rain delay of more than 6 hours with the strongest car in the field. As other drivers struggled to keep busy during the lengthy break, Earnhardt said his concern was not consuming too much of the junk food stored in his motorhome. He knew what he had in the No. 88 Chevrolet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew it was something special,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew we had enough race car. I was a little bit nervous, because the pressure was on me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; because there was plenty of car to do it.â&#x20AC;?

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Prophetstown head coach Don Robinson reacts after a score by the Prophets during Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 58-48 win over El Paso-Gridley at the 1A Monmouth Supersectional. After 37 seasons at the helm of the Prophets, Robinson will be taking them to the state tournament for the first time.

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ONMOUTH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amid the orange-clad madness that had enveloped Glennie Gymnasium on the campus of Monmouth College on Monday night, ErieProphetstown assistant track coach Liz Green sauntered up to Don Robinson with a smile and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We only had six girls at practice today. We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have that many on Friday.â&#x20AC;? Robinson is an accomplished track and field coach for the E-P Panthers, but girls basketball is what brought him to tears in the aftermath of the Class 1A Monmouth Supersectional. The Prophets earned their first trip to the state tournament with a 58-48 win against El Paso-Gridley, and Robinson had a hard time talking about it. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in his 37th year of guiding the Prophets, with a career record of 673-318. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had many good teams that have done some damage in the postseason, but until Monday night, none had done what the 2013-14

team to state as a coach, however, is something that had eluded him. 3PORTS â&#x20AC;&#x153;You wonder if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re REPORTER 2EACHHIMAT doing the right stuff or if BWEIDMAN youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got what it takes,â&#x20AC;? SVNMAILCOM Robinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had self OR  doubts a lot of the times.â&#x20AC;?  EXT  Through all the wins and losses, Robinson remained true to his program, and positive at all times. When players Prophets did. missed shots, he praised â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be honest, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the attempt taken. When proud of every girl thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s players threw the ball gone through this proaway, he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yell, gram,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said, but instruct on how to his voice cracking with not do it again. every word. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They set the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a wonderful foundation for what we coach, and he teaches us tried to do. I said to [my so much,â&#x20AC;? junior guard wife] Debbie, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Shelby Adams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do it the right way, being the one that got us here. positive, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care if I He may think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s us, but ever go.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I want to do it without his coaching, we the right way, and we did wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have made it it with class.â&#x20AC;? here.â&#x20AC;? Robinson has experiRobinson made a habit enced state tournaments of attending girls state before. He led his high basketball tournaments, school boys basketball painful as it was to not be team, Thomson, to the competing. He studied state tournament in 1972. those teams and coaches, A year ago, he coached and what made them Erie-Prophetstown to successful. second place at the 1A â&#x20AC;&#x153;I learned a lot just from girls track meet. going to state all these Taking a basketball years,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a lot of people to thank.â&#x20AC;? After each game, Robinson gathers his team in a circle, and they have sayings they recite. The first, and perhaps most telling, is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing how much can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.â&#x20AC;? Statistics seem to mean little to this Prophetstown group. Corrie Reiley is often the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top offensive threat, with a killer first-step move and accurate long-range shot. On Monday, she attempted just four shots, to devote her energy to chasing El Paso-Gridley star Rebekah Ehresman. Reiley did so without complaint, and was quick to credit teammates for their defensive effort. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lesson she learned from Robinson, who is all about team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so happy for him,â&#x20AC;? Reiley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dreamt about this his whole life coaching. He talks about it all the time. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always wanted to go to state, so it means everything to me and our team to be able to get him there.â&#x20AC;?

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Over the next minute and a half, the Prophets hit five consecutive free throws to maintain their lead, which never dipped below seven points in the second half. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were trying to attack, and stay aggressive on the offensive end,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had some success with the spread attack, but we still wanted to try to score. We believed in ourselves.â&#x20AC;? Clare Kramer was a force inside for Prophetstown with 18 points and 10 rebounds. She channeled some memorable battles of the past to help her in this game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ever since I played [former Aquin star] Sophie Brunner, I think about Sophie every time,â&#x20AC;? Kramer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was thinking of Sophie in this game, and I really think that boosted my confidence. I really wanted to play like her, and I think I did that.â&#x20AC;? Heather Strike hit three 3-pointers and finished with 10 points, while Reiley and Karlie Stafford added eight each. The fifth Prophetstown starter, Adams, had seven points, and turned in the defensive play of the game. With Prophetstown ahead 47-37 and 5:13 left in the fourth quarter, Ehresman drove to the basket, but found Adams in her path. She held her ground, drew a charge,

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Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corrie Reiley gets fouled by El Paso-Gridleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rebekah Ehresman during Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at the 2A Monmouth Supersectional. While Reiley is usually a main offensive threat, she spent Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game pestering Ehresman during the Prophetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 58-48 win. and preserved the Prophetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; advantage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tried taking a charge early on, and it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work,â&#x20AC;? Adams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tried it again, and I got the call. It felt awesome. We really needed that.â&#x20AC;? Ehresman (27 points) and Schlipf (11) did most of the heavy lifting for EPG. Reiley, normally an effective scorer

for Prophetstown, concentrated her efforts on defending Ehresman, an Illinois Wesleyan recruit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so difficult,â&#x20AC;? Reiley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They set a ton of screens for her, and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really get around every screen. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m grateful my teammates were able to hedge a little and try to stop her. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just an awesome player.â&#x20AC;?

El Paso-Gridley (25-4) finished third at state last season, but came up a step short of reaching that level this time around. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of all my seniors, and all my girls for what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done,â&#x20AC;? EPG coach Kyle Bobbitt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a great run. The senior class is leaving the program right where we need it.â&#x20AC;?


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Prophetstown’s Corrie Reiley gets fouled by El PasoGridley’s Michelle Bigger during Monday’s 2A Monmouth Supersectional.

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Eastland’s Hannah Hake is fouled by Hickley-Big Rock’s Caitlin Flanigan during Monday’s game at the 1A DeKalb Supersectional. The Cougars won 36-33.

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Eastland’s Lexis Macomber looks to pass during Monday’s 1A DeKalb Supersectional against Hinckley-Big Rock.

eKALB – Colleen Finn-Henze has been at this coaching thing for quite some time – 23 seasons, to be exact – and has seen some pretty darn good teams come down the Eastland pipeline. The motto she wants her team to live by has never changed in all that time: Be happy for somebody else. What it means is, be unselfish enough as a team to share the basketball, and take joy from a teammate making a great play or having a big game instead of focusing on yourself. Well, following Monday night’s Class 1A DeKalb Supersectional win over Hinckley-Big Rock, the Cougar girls basketball team joins the pantheon of other Eastland programs to make the trek to the state tournament. And Finn-Henze’s players couldn’t be happier … for their coach. “This is amazing, but I think we’re all happier for Coach Henze more

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than we are for us,” senior guard Courtney Walker said. “If people had any idea what she does for this team, they’d feel the same way. She works so hard, I bet she doesn’t sleep hardly at all during the season, and we’re prepared for every game because of the time and energy she puts in.” When told that her players felt that way, Finn-Henze teared up and paused for a moment during our postgame interview to compose herself. As one would expect, the veteran coach was just as quick to deflect the credit back to her players. “This is so wonderful,

and it’s because these girls work hard, work together, and never give in,” she said. “This was a golden opportunity for us to finally get to state, and I’m glad we didn’t let it slip through our fingers.” Yes, the Cougars have had their chances through the years to make it to Normal for the state tournament, but they always seem to run into a buzz saw in some form or another. But in the third-time’sa-charm department, Eastland’s girls earned their first Final 4 berth after the program’s third sectional crown. And they became the latest team to add their name to the growing list of state berths won by the Cougars, joining the boys basketball (2010, ‘13), softball (1999, 2006), baseball (2009, ‘11) and volleyball (2003, ‘08, ‘09) teams. “I’m sure there will be a little bragging now for us girls,” junior center Lexis Macomber said with a sly smile. “It’s been great to

be a Cougar the past few years, and now we can tell people that we’re one of those state teams.” The state berth may be especially sweet for the Cougars who may now have bragging rights in their own households, thanks to matching siblings’ state tournament experiences. Macomber is one of those, as is senior forward Miranda Grisham. Having watched a brother and sister, respectively, receive the adulation and love of Lanark and the surrounding communities for state tournament berths, the two now get to bask in the glow themselves. “I’m so excited, and I can’t believe we made it,” Grisham said. “But most of all, it’s Coach Henze who deserves this most of all. To finally give her the chance to go to state, to feel what that’s like … she put us in this position, and we’re really happy that we put her in that position.”

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Prophetstown’s Shelby Adams celebrates after the Prophets’ 58-48 win over El Paso-Gridley at the 2A Monmouth Supersectional.

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Eastland’s Megan Janssen and Hickley-Big Rock’s Caitlin Flanigan collide Monday during the 1A DeKalb Supersectional. Eastland won 36-33.

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Prophetstown’s Heather Strike shoots a 3-pointer during Monday’s 2A Monmouth Supersectional. The Prophets beat El Paso-Gridley 58-48.

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While Eastland was hitting its shots, it wasn’t allowing Hinckley-Big Rock (18-14) the same luxury. In the second quarter, the Cougars forced six Royal turnovers, and held HBR without a field goal on 0-for-10 shooting. “We’ve got a lot of tall girls with long arms, and we can run and jump at you,” senior forward Miranda Grisham said. “We worked together so well tonight, got hands in their faces, and had good help-side rotation. We didn’t want them to get anything easy.” The easy stuff started to come in the second half, in the form of runout layups by junior Jacqueline Madden. She went coast-to-coast off steals twice in the third quarter, and her putback to end the third and another runout layup to start the fourth cut a 27-17 Eastland lead to 27-24. When Lauren Paver sandwiched a free throw between to more Madden layups, and the Royals trimmed the deficit to 31-29 with 4:58 left thanks to a 10-4 run over the final 1:45 of the third and first 3:02 of the fourth. Madden scored 15 of her game-high 17 points after halftime. “They bottled us up pretty well, and kept us out of what we wanted to do for most of the night,” HBR coach Greg Burks said. “But when Jacque-

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Eastland’s Courtney Walker shoots during Monday’s 1A DeKalb Supersectional game against Hinckley-Big Rock. The Cougars won 36-33. line turned it up a notch, started getting out into the open court and taking the ball at the rim, we were much more effective.” But it wouldn’t last. Macomber’s putback and a free throw from Megan Janssen stopped that HBR surge, then Walker split four free throws in the final 28 seconds –

Eastland was just 3-for-8 from the line down the stretch – to provide just enough offense to hang on. In a fitting end, the Cougars allowed just one field goal – on a loose ball scramble, no less – in the final 4:57, and didn’t allow a point on four of the Royals’ final five possessions.

“A lot of us weren’t too relaxed or calm, especially when we were missing free throws,” Macomber said, “but we had a lot of confidence in our defense, and knew if we shut them down, we’d still be in control.” Macomber finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Walker added seven points, five rebounds, two assists and four steals. Grisham and Hannah Hake scored four points each, with Hake adding five rebounds and two assists, and Grisham pulling down six boards and blocking four shots. Madden led the Royals with 17 points, nine rebounds and six steals. Caitlin Flanigan had six points, four rebounds and two steals, Andrea Binkley scored five points, and Paver chipped in four points, six rebounds and four steals. “I’m happy for Eastland getting down to state, because they’re a good team and Colleen’s a great lady, and they deserve it,” Burks said. “I wish it wasn’t at our expense, but they were the more talented team today, and I couldn’t be more proud of any team walking off the floor – especially with a loss – than I am with this group.” Eastland earns a date with Annawan, a 71-52 winner over Cissna Park on Monday night, in the Class 1A state tournament semifinals Friday at 2 p.m. at Redbird Arena in Normal.


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Hawks soar past Indians Oregon knocks off Pecatonica; Eastland, West Carroll win By SVM Sports Staff

The Oregon Hawks came into the 2A North Boone Regional as the lowest seed at No. 6. The Hawks had nowhere to go but up. Oregon knocked of the No. 3-seeded Pecatonica Indians 50-47 in a quarterfinal in Poplar Grove. Billy Heeg led the way by scoring 16 points for Oregon (7-20). Trevor Otten added 11 points. The Hawks advance to play the second-seeded Byron Tigers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in a semifinal matchup. Andrew Squires scored

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a team-high 16 points for Pecatonica (14-11). 1A Forreston Marshall Fink had 11 Eastland 66, Forreston points, while Skylar Paul49: Dalton Shaner scored son and Blake Janssen 29 points to lead the both scored 10 points for fourth-seeded Cougars to Eastland (22-4). a win over the host Car- E a s t l a n d a d v a n c e s dinals at the Forreston t o p l a y t o p - s e e d e d Regional. Milledgeville at 6 p.m. Shaner made seven Wednesday. two-point field goals Robert DeVries scored and three 3-pointers. 17 for Forreston (9-15).

overcame a slow start to pull off a mild upset in the opening game of the 2A Morrison Regional. The Thunder (5-18) trailed 11-2 after the first quarter, but finished strong by outscoring the Rams 18-11 in the fourth quarter. Trevor Jones led the way with 16 points, and Brandon Sturtevant had 10 points. West Carroll advances to play top-seeded Newman at 7 p.m. today. Chris Kosminsky had 13 points for Riverdale (8-21).

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game Carolina at Buffalo, 6 p.m.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Exciting time to be a Cubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ruggiano impressed by depth, talent of Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s system BY MARK GONZALES Chicago Tribune

MESA, Ariz. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; As a former minor league player in the farm systems of the Dodgers and Rays, outfielder Justin Ruggiano developed a sharp eye for evaluating prospects while playing with the likes of Matt Kemp, Evan Longoria and David Price. And before joining the Cubs in December, Ruggiano played with several of the top prospects the Marlins received in a blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays. But in a short time, Ruggiano says he already sees a difference in the level of talent the Cubs possess. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This system is probably stocked a little more throughout,â&#x20AC;? Ruggiano said Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Marlins have the majority of their prospects in the big leagues, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in that rebuilding stage right now. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very, very impressed. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen a system that is as wellstocked with position players since I was in Tampa. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; keeping their rich farm system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back with the Dodgers in 2005-06, that system was stocked throughout. And this right here is as good, if not better, than the systems I came up with. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an exciting time for Cubs fans, and for

balance the lineup with production from the right side, especially against tough left-handers. But nothing has come as tough to Ruggiano as his own advancement. He played high school ball in Austin, Texas, but wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recruited by the University of Texas. He went to Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas, before transferring to Texas A&M, and eventually signing with the Dodgers as a 25thround draft pick in 2004 for $1,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In terms of setting me up for my future, [Texas A&M] didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that, but I left there with confidence going into pro ball,â&#x20AC;? Ruggiano MCT said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And that program Justin Ruggiano strikes out during a game as a Mar- did a good job of instilllin last season. Ruggiano has bounced around a lot of ing that confidence in teams with talented minor-league systems, but now he the players and getting them ready for pro thinks heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s found the best as a member of the Cubs. ball.â&#x20AC;? And batting at Wrigme. I get to see all these 2005 that produced 17 ley Field â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even when guys and watch them future major leaguers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; contribute and help this including Kemp, Russell the strong winds blow ballclub going forward.â&#x20AC;? Martin, Chad Billingsley, in from Lake Michigan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem as tough The Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Core James Loney, Joel Fourâ&#x20AC;? of Javier Baez, Hanrahan and Jonathan as his time at cavernous Marlins Park, Kris Bryant, Albert Broxton. where he batted .262 in Almora and Jorge Soler Cubs starter Edwin two seasons. wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open the season Jackson, who made his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Very tough,â&#x20AC;? Ruggiano with the major league major league debut 2 said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The toughest. I team, and probably years earlier, pitched in want to make that clear. wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all reach the 11 games for the Suns. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the toughest park Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve majors until the end of â&#x20AC;&#x153;That team was hit in. the 2015 season. stacked,â&#x20AC;? Ruggiano â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tougher than AT&T Ruggiano, 31, recalls recalled. Park [in San Francisco]. the talent on his DoubleAs for Ruggiano, the A Jacksonville team in Cubs hope he can help The ball dies. It stops.â&#x20AC;?

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Borderline problem for Belisario Relief pitcher still hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reported to camp; Beckham wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play shortstop second and third, has been working on defenGLENDALE, Ariz. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sive drills at shortstop Nine days into spring with Alexei Ramirez. training for White Sox â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know [Beckham] pitchers, manager Robin can do it if we need to do Ventura still was not able it,â&#x20AC;? Ventura said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give to provide an estimated other guys the opportuarrival time for relief nity to get ready to play.â&#x20AC;? pitcher Ronald Belisario, New look: Ventura who is having problems had heard many reports obtaining his visa in his about the success of native Venezuela. infielder Micah Johnson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still on a watch,â&#x20AC;? who totaled 84 stolen Ventura said. bases with three minor Ventura said Belisarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s league teams last season, MCT lateness is â&#x20AC;&#x153;getting and helped DoubleRelief pitcher Ronald Belisario is yet to report to A Birmingham to the closerâ&#x20AC;? to becoming an White Sox camp because he is having visa prob- Southern League chamissue. lems. It is not the first time that Belisario has had pionship. Ventura said â&#x20AC;&#x153;These guys have all issue crossing borders. been out here doing he is excited to get a look stuff, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting at Johnson, who also hit close to it,â&#x20AC;? Ventura said. said, because he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t 5-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 68 .312 in the minors last obtain a visa after testing innings in 2013. Over his season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if I can positive for cocaine. 4-year career, he is 20-12 speed up the visa issue, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good at [stealing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready,â&#x20AC;? with a 3.29 ERA in 273 so you have to wait and bases], but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a lot Ventura said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And appearances. see. of tools,â&#x20AC;? Ventura said. No time at short: The Belisario, who signed a the way you use him â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to get down depends on if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready Sox have tried Gordon 1-year, $3 million conhere and see them play and has enough strength Beckham at shortstop tract as a free agent this and be able to evaluate. that you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t notice in the past, but Ventura offseason, has had visa You also get to know heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behind.â&#x20AC;? said he is unlikely to see problems in the past them, and the intensity The Dodgers nontime there this spring. while playing for the and intangibles that you tendered Belisario in Infielder Marcus Semien, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever see written on Dodgers. He missed the December after he went who can play shortstop, entire 2011 season, he a piece of paper.â&#x20AC;? BY COLLEEN KANE Chicago Tribune


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

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: 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.

13 CH 00139

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs.

CitiMortgage, Inc. PLAINTIFF

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

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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 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 1413-19428. 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.

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

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

JALON J. BRUDER AKA JALON BRUDER, 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.

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

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.

I589601 February 18, 25 & March 4th, 2014

I590636

James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC 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


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PUBLIC NOTICES SAUK VALLEY

F13070348 CHOH

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMUNITY STATE BANK OF ROCK FALLS, Plaintiff, v. UBALDO CID-ZACA, SANTA O. CID, MARIA VIANEY-CID, ANICETO CORONADO, MARIA CORONADO, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. No. 13 CH 104 ST 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 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

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Read Sauk Valley Classifieds real estate section and Real Estate Weekly on Thursdays. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS

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: 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

Single-Family

Residence;

Judgment

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

TELEGRAPH

815-284-2222

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

Nicholas R. Mapson; et. al. DEFENDANTS

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

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE-MORRISON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs.

DEFENDANTS

13CH 54 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 30629 E. THOME RD. ROCK FALLS, IL 61071

13CH 105

THE WEST 65 FEET OF LOT 6 IN BLOCK 15, WEST OF BROADWAY, IN THE CITY OF STERLING, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

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).

I589601 February 18, 25 & March 4th, 2014

Defendant.

Said property is legally described as follows:

dailyGAZETTE

815-625-3600

PIN 11-21-437-006 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 502 5th Avenue Sterling, IL 61081

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.

CASSANDRA S. SAWYERS; DUSTIN J. SAWYERS;

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.

CLASSIFIEDS SAUK VALLEY

The person to contact for information regarding this property is:

JALON J. BRUDER AKA JALON BRUDER,

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.

A little extra cash comes in handy these days!

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:

-vs-

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.

Go ahead and clean out that closet, attic or garage and sell those

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.

PLAINTIFF,

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

Amount

The property will NOT be open for inspection

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

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Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs.

P.I.N.: 11-16-478-003 First Lien Position; $129799.56

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 Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 2014

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: 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.

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 14-13-17453. Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS 13 CH 00139 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:

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.

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.

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.

Commonly known as 606 East 7th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071

For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719.

PIN 11-16-380-013 Improved with Single Family Home

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)

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1713 Avenue D Sterling, IL 61081

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

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

February 18th, 25th & March 4th 2014

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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

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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

TO: SHEENA MYERS, HOWARD DUNCAN, OCCUPANT, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. WHITESIDE COUNTY CLERK

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:

TAX DEED NO. 14 TX 4 FILED 1/23/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Whiteside, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/2/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00373 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 2010

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

Sold for Special Assessment of N/A (municipality) and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. ______N/A Inst. N/A

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 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

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THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 2204 CANAL ST., ROCK FALLS, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 11-33-403-015 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/7/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: `This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/7/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Morrison, Illinois, on 9/3/2014 in the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, In the Ct. Rm. Set forth by Presiding Judge at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/7/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Morrison, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. INTERSTATE FUNDING CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE

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www.saukvalley.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS

TO: ROSALEE ANDREAS, OCCUPANT, JUSTINE ANDREAS, ROSY ANDREAS, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. WHITESIDE COUNTY CLERK

TAX DEED NO. 14 TX 1 FILED 1/23/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Whiteside, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/2/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00039 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A (municipality) and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. ______N/A Inst. N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 30721 CAPP RD., STERLING, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 05-26-200-002 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/7/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/7/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Morrison, Illinois, on 9/3/2014 in the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, In the Ct. Rm. Set forth by Presiding Judge at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/7/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Morrison, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. INTERSTATE FUNDING CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Whiteside County Clerk 200 E. Knox St. Morrison, IL 61270 (815) 772-5189 Dated: 01/27/2014 Feb. 24, 25, 26, 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

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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

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(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.

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 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.

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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).

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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 Casualty & Property licensed CSR wanted for FT or PT office employment. Resumes may be dropped off or mailed to: American Family Ins. 503 E. 3rd St. Sterling IL 61081 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

★ NEW TODAY ★ Male looking for P.A. C.N.A or group home experience. 1-3hrs/mo. 815-626-1122.

Material Handler Sauk Valley Media has openings for a Material Handler in the distribution department of our Sterling facility. Applicants must be available for night shift hours Sunday - Friday. Applicants must be reliable, self-directed and able to work flexible hours. This position requires strong organizational skills, ability to work quickly, follow detailed instructions, and work well with numbers in a fast pace environment while under deadline pressure. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and handle multiple duties. Some lifting (20-40#) is required. Applications are available at the Sterling (3200 E. Lincolnway) and Dixon (113 S. Peoria) offices of Sauk Valley Media. Please specify position of "material handler". No phone calls please. Sauk Valley Media is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. Preemployment background check, fit testing and drug screen required. Nicil FT/40 hrs. week Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living seeks an enthusiastic and self-motivated team player for Transition Coordinator. Check online: www.nicil.org to learn how you can apply and Transition Coordinator position description. Deadline for this position: March 10th, 2014. NO Email Resume or Phone Calls Accepted! NIGHT MANAGER for domestic violence shelter. Work with adult and child clients, clerical work, answering crisis hotline. Third shift, 10/20 hours/week. Prefer high school graduate/GED; social service experience a plus. Apply at YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Avenue, Sterling. EOE Professional Company Drivers with CDL's needed for 600 mile radius & long hauls. We pay fees for tarping, extra loads and extra stops. Please call 815568-7225 or send resume to: FS&S, PO Box 147, Marengo, IL 60152-0147. To apply in person: 2106 W. Railroad Street, Marengo IL

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OWNER OPERATORS Average $3K /week! Be out up to 14 days, enjoy GUARANTEED home time! Weekly settlements. Cardinal Greatwide pays loaded/unloaded. Class-A CDL & 1yr driving experience. Fleet Owners Welcome. Operate under your own authority or ours! Call Carl 866-566-2133. DriveForCardinal.com

POSITION OPENINGS Pre-K Teacher: Rochelle 40 hrs./wk., school year; Minimum of BA in Early Childhood Education, or closely related field. Pre-K Teacher Assistant: Sterling 30hrs./wk., schoolyear; Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE. Sterling Infant-Toddler Teacher: 40 hrs./week, full year. Bachelor's Degree in early childhood, child development or closely related field Bus Monitor: Rochelle. 30 hrs. /wk. Minimum of high school diploma or GED and excellent driving record. Family and Community Service Worker: Thomson/ Morrison/Sterling Service Area; 40 hrs./wk., school year. Minimum of AAS degree in social services, human services or closely related field. BA or BS degree preferred. For information and application contact Tri-County Opportunities Council at 815625-7830 or visit our website at www.tcochelps.com

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PT 2nd shift Custodians hiring up $8.50/hr. for Sterling area. If interested apply at www.pbsqca.com Rock River Cartage Diesel mechanic needed 401K, health insurance pay depends on experience. 815-625-1699 TanTara Transportation is now hiring OTR Company Flatbed Drivers and Owner Operators. Competitive Pay and Home Time. Call us @ 800-650-0292 or apply online at www.tantara.us TO OUR

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

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18” green marble table w/cherry wood legs. $35. 815-441-6356 Ethan Allen maple Heirloom dining table & 4 Duxbury chairs, nutmeg finish. $500. Call 630926-1350. Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477. Tegelers Oval double pedestal table w/ 4 leaves & 6 chairs. $1,000. 815-772-3762 Thomasville Basset bedroom set. Qu. sz. Frame. $300. Wooden large wall entertainment center holds up to 50” TV $150, 779-2452179. Brown rocker recliner $200. All Like New! 815441-6356

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 9 month old female cat, white w/ gray, good with kids. 815-517-3363 9 month old female cat, white w/ gray, good with kids. 815-517-3363 MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917 One yr. old long haired tiger striped female cat, spayed. To good home. Call 815973-3575

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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. The Play Chicago Tickets & transportation. $90 Sunday March 2nd. Bank of America Theater in Chicago. Call Chris or Jackie 815-626-8181

WANT TO BUY 795 Want to Buy: *silver & gold *silver coins *scrap gold *hunting guns 815-625-0966

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1995 Polaris special XLT 600. 1980 Artic Cat Jag 340 FS and Triton 2 place trailer. Like new! $2,450. Call 815-625-3214 Hardwood flooring, Red Oak, 250 sq.ft. 3/4”x 3 1/4”. $1,000. Call 815626-2507.

Clothing: 2 heavy dress sweaters. $5 Dress of big blocks of blue & black. Buttons down entire front. $5 Womens Rust colored suede jacket. $10. Soft cover book. 400+ pgs. Country Wisdom and Know How. $5. Comforters: 7piece J.C. Penny's quilt set, mauve and sage green. $50. Never used, single comforter dark green splash pattern. $40 815-684-5430 Honda 4 Wheeler $250, Honda dirt bike $350, Honda Moped $400, 10 hrs. Johnson outboard motor w/ gas tank $250, Trolley motor $75, wood burner w/ blower $250 815-994-3339

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2003 Cadillac CTS – $ 6,900 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392 1997 Buick Park Avenue Sedan – $ 4,300 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

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

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205 Suzuki 500 CC's 4x4 w/ electric winch and snow blade, low miles. $3,450. 815716-0475

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★ NEW TODAY ★ Cajun Bass boat, 18' 6”. Yamaha V Max 150 hp. Minnkota trolling motor, on board charger. $8,000. 815-562-7377

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2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited – $ 8,751 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring – $ 9,400 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

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2008 Dodge Caliber SXT – $ 8,781 Dixon Ford Lincoln (866) 871-3808

2010 Honda Accord LX Sedan – $15,900 Gerdes Auto & Truck (866) 880-4392

2013 Chevrolet Spark 1LT – $13,988 Sterling Chevrolet (866) 907-9120

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