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STERLING – A local economic development group has a new tool in its arsenal to attract businesses – the old Double G Arena. Last June, the Greater Sterling Development Corp. bought the property for $479,600 from the Schreiner Trust. In 2011, it was listed for $1.2 million, but its

price had dropped to $649,000 by 2013. The property is at 24236 Lincoln Road, just west of Sterling near an Interstate 88 interchange. Such junctions are often considered good places for businesses. In 2006, the Walmart Distribution Center opened in that area and now employs about 800. Last fall, the development group held an auction at Double G and sold all the buildings on the property. “The buildings are still up because of

the winter,” Heather Sotelo, the corporation’s executive director, said in an interview this week. The organization has said it wants the 40-acre property so that it can be developed. “We hope to have a big business go there,” Sotelo said in an interview nearly a year ago. DOUBLE G CONTINUED ON A5

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ABOVE: Dancers from Colleen’s School of Clogging and Celtic Dance perform Saturday afternoon during the Sauk Valley Home and Garden Show at Northland Mall. In addition to enjoying the entertainment, attendees of the free event were able to see displays and products for home remodeling, construction, landscaping and more. RIGHT: Darin Wilson, vice president of Suburban Construction, demonstrates the insulation properties of different multi-layered and gas-trapped windows at a booth at the Sauk Valley Home and Garden show. See more photos from the annual event on A2.

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SPRINGFIELD – For state Sen. Kirk Dillard, it’s an ethics reform law. For businessman Bruce Rauner, it’s how his private-equity funds made money for state pension systems. State treasurer Dan Rutherford cites a fairer reimbursement of nursing homes. Sen. Bill Brady? His role in the state’s landmark state pension overhaul. Each of the Republican contenders for governor got a chance to brag on a campaign questionnaire from The Associated Press, identifying what they think are their biggest accomplishments. The AP’s examination of their choices offers voters a glimpse into each one’s priorities and leadership as the March 18 primary election nears. In each case, the candidate generally can take credit for his claims, though not without a reservation or complication. Rauner might be slightly exaggerating about his firm’s success with some state funds, depending on how one measures, while the pension fix that Brady boasts of helping craft still awaits a court ruling on its constitutionality. By emphasizing his ethics work, Dillard draws attention to his cooperation with then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, a Democrat not popular with GOP voters, while Rutherford’s work to help nursing homes reveals the wonkish focus for which he’s known. LATELY CONTINUED ON A4

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ears welled up in my eyes. Would they have as recently as a couple of years ago? It’s hard to say. I hurt so badly for the parent (Parents? Sadly, I doubt I’ll ever know, unless they happen upon this column.) who left $10 in a greeting card with the Starbucks employees at Barnes & Noble in the North Point Mall in Davenport, Iowa. The money was a gift for our twins, Anna and Elise, “in memory of an amazing little girl who got her angel wings two years ago ‌ the day she turned 6 months old.â€? Let’s just say we savored our macchiatos and double chocolate chip cookie like we never could have imagined. And then I kissed my little girls on the forehead, with a little bit of salt that had trickled down my cheek also kissing their skin.

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Kayla Heimerman offers her 7-month-old twin daughters, Anna (left) and Elise their pacifiers before leaving the Starbucks in the Barnes & Noble at North Point Mall in Davenport, Iowa. Heimerman was given a card (right) with money in it by an employee who said another customer left it to be given to a family with young children. I write a column about people in the Sauk Valley. While the Quad Cities area is outside my jurisdiction, I’ve heard tales from folks around here about these sort of random acts of kindness. A kind soul pays for the car behind them in the drive-thru. A selfless person leaves $20 at the register to go toward the groceries of the family behind in line. These things happen

everywhere. So, I wanted to bring this anecdote home with me and share it with you. The timing couldn’t have been better for my wife, Kayla, and me. While parenting has changed us as we never could have imagined, the perfect storm of sleep deprivation, cabin fever and the eternal struggle to make ends meet left us needing a little pick-

me-up. This beautiful soul gave us the mother of all shots in the arm. Today (Saturday morning, full disclosure), I’m extraordinarily happy about it. Because, as I alluded to in my The People’s Voice column on Father Bruce Ludeke, my goal for Lent is to look out for my fellow man a little more. It’s easier to do when you get such reassurance

that you’re not alone in your endeavor. Even outside the Lenten season, there’s never a bad time to have your faith in humanity restored. How about yesterday, though? At that time, I predominantly felt sad. And it reminded me of a Christmas shopping trip to Bergner’s at Northland Mall. (Sure, it’s a mile away. But everything is a “trip� with twins.) You could imagine we get stopped a lot for folks to drink in the cuteness of the girls. In this instance, a few employees were peering in when one asked their names. I told her, and I could practically see her heart quiver as she said, “Elise was my daughter’s

name.� I was speechless. Minutes later, as we ventured on, I lamented to Kayla the fact that I wish I could provide some counsel. But that’s not my place. What we experienced yesterday, however, painted a gorgeous picture of what my place can be. I’m a creative guy. I can find ways to pay forward the selfless gifts I’ve received. And isn’t paying it forward kind of clichÊ or, at least, in vogue? How about I simply do well for my fellow man out of the kindness of my heart? Won’t you join me? I’ve got a feeling this could be easier, and get pretty contagious, if we all do it together.

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BLOOMINGTON – Before becoming McLean County clerk, Kathy Michael worked on Mike Emery’s 2006 campaign for sheriff against Mike Essig. It was a hotly contested race, she said, between two Republicans that, because no Democrats ran, was decided in the primary election. “When you’re involved in the race you think, ‘Oh my gosh. Everyone is watching this race,’� Michael said. In reality, however, relatively few county residents showed their interest at the polls. Only 19 percent of voters turned out for the primary elec-

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tion that decided Emery’s fate as sheriff. Michael said that’s typical for a primary election – a fact that has been raised by opponents of two referendums appearing in the primary election on March 18. Across McLean County, voters will be asked to decide a 1 percent sales tax to fund school facility improvements. In Bloomington, voters will be asked if they’d like to change their form of government to a modified ward system. But could the referendums have an effect on how many people head to the polls? Maybe, but probably not by much, said Bloomington Election Commission Executive Director Paul Shannon. He’s estimating turnout of less

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than 30 percent, when normally he estimates about 25 percent for a similar election. Voter turnout typically only improves drastically when the White House is up for grabs in a general election, he said. In Bloomington, the 2012 presidential general brought out 73 percent of 46,086 registered voters. In McLean County, the same election drew 71 percent of 56,436 registered voters. In 2008, turnout was about 80 percent in Bloomington and 73 percent in McLean County. Carl Palmer, political science professor at Illinois State University, said throughout the nation, larger-scale elections tend to bring out more voters, as campaigns use more resources to rally citizens.

“Once you get to the local level ‌ there aren’t enough resources in campaigns and elections for the average citizen to be aware,â€? Palmer said. That’s interesting, because “even though the decision to spend money happens at the statehouse or in D.C., how it’s distributed happens at the local level,â€? he said. Palmer said primaries typically see lower turnouts because voters have “less of a sense of finality. You’re not actually voting for a winner so to speak.â€? Michael theorizes that voters avoid primaries because in Illinois they must ask for a specific party ballot to vote for candidates, although referendums are on nonpartisan ballots. “That [‘R’ or ‘D’] stays by your name forever, and

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OBITUARIES Florence Davis STERLING – Florence Mildred “Flo� (Anderson) Davis, 96, a lifelong resident of Whiteside County, passed Saturday, March 8, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on Feb. 15, 1918 in Illinois, the daughter of Emret Lewis and Martha Elizabeth (Miller) Anderson. She was a lifetime member of the Eagle’s Club Rock Falls (which is holding Life of Rite on Thursday). She worked at the Green River Ordnance Plant during World War II, and has been a housewife, restaurant cook and bartender throughout her life. Her greatest passions were fishing, storytelling, gardening and Bingo. Those left to honor her memory include sons Lewis Jackson Beggs Jr. and Timothy Ivan McEvoy; daughters Lucille Jane (Beggs) Rice and Peggy Lucinda Della (McEvoy) Beswick; sons- and daughter-inlaw Lewis (Demp) Rice, Donald D. Beswick and Sonja (Mitchell) McEvoy; grandsons Lewis Jackson Beggs III, Dewey Russell Beggs, Robert Cecil McEvoy, Jeremy Stephen McE-

voy, Donovan Scot Beswick; Justin Jay McEvoy and JD Delgado; granddaughter Candy Sue (Beggs) Koester; great-grandchildren Andrew Beggs, Tricia (Beggs) Manning, Dominic Kenneth Russell Koester, Ashleigh Marie McEvoy, Adrianna Nicole McEvoy, Jeryn Olivia Ann McEvoy, Bennett Bishop Beswick, Violet Grace Beswick, Thomas Dewey Bulldog Beggs, Ashley Lynn Kitten Mulryan, Morgan Semester and Drayke Dyllanger Paderson; great-greatgrandchildren Thomas Dewey Bulldog Beggs Jr., Melodie Dohogne and Sydnee Allyah Ann Semester; and many step grand and greatgrandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, sisters, brothers and former husbands. A celebration of her life and brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Donald and Peggy Beswick, 15016 Henry Road in Morrison. Visit www. mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Alvah Christian Drew Jr. DIXON – Alvah Christian Drew Jr., 74, of Dixon, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are being completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

Alan C. Walker DIXON – Alan C. Walker, 56, of Dixon, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are being completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

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Ruby M. Wyatt ROCK FALLS – Ruby M. Wyatt, 81, of Rock Falls, passed away at her home surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday March 8, 2014. Ruby was born on May 8, 1932, in Rhodell, W.Va., the daughter of John Henry and Venia (Milam) Smith. She married Thomas Wyatt on Dec. 14, 1950, in Sullivan, W.Va. Ruby was employed with Frantz Manufacturing in Sterling for 30 years, retiring in 1996. Family was the most important thing in her life. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include four daughters, Bonnie (Jim) Bergsmith of Greenville, Ramona Howerton of DeKalb, Theresa Kratofil

of Centerville, Iowa, and Regina (John) Pratt of Sterling; two sons, Larry (Fonda) Wyatt of Sterling and Gary (Kathy) Wyatt of Dixon; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and seven brothers and sisters. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor of Harvest Time Bible Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls. A memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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Bill Brady The Bloomington senator calls last year’s state pension deal and his work toward it his proudest accomplishment. The legislation aims to wipe out a $100 billion deficit in five state retirement systems by reducing annual cost-of-living increases for retirees and raising the retirement age for younger workers. As a member of a special committee convened by Gov. Pat Quinn, Brady said he knows “the hours of work and compromise that ultimately was reflected in that legislation, which I believe moves the state’s public retirement systems toward fiscal stability.� Brady was a leading opposition voice on the committee. He pushed for more savings, including through a higher retirement age and giving state employees the option of a 401(k)-style retirement program, which became part of the final package.

Kirk Dillard The Hinsdale senator points to 1998 legislation he sponsored with a little-known lawmaker – now President Obama – that became the state’s biggest campaign reform since the Watergate era. Known as “the Gift Ban Act,� it prohibits most gifts from lobbyists and contractors to lawmakers, limits personal use of campaign funds, limits Springfield-area fundraisers during the legislative session, and stopped fundraising by government employees among those they regulate. It also requires political donors to disclose their occupation and employer.

DIXON – H. Virginia Jablonsky, 88, of Dixon, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Heritage Square in Dixon. She was a registered nurse at the Dixon State School, the Dixon Correctional Center, and the KSB Volunteer Care Center, prior to her retirement. Virginia was born April 25, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter of William J. and Helen P. (Nowick) Schmidt. She married Steve Jablonsky on June 8, 1946, in Chicago. Virginia was a co-founder and nurse at the Volunteer Care Center in Dixon, was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Dixon, she was a Lady Elk of Lodge B.P.O.E. 779, and member of The Young Mother’s Club. She was a very accomplished seamstress and quilter, and loved to swim. Survivors include her husband, Steve Jablonsky; one son, Tim (Becky) Jablonsky, all of Dixon; two daughters, Penney (John) Burke of Harvard, Jill (Tom) Grindle of Belvidere; seven

grandchildren, Nicky Dilger of Dixon, Carrie (Shawn) Bibby of Loves Park, Todd (Amber) Wells of Loves Park, Ami (David) Vautsmeier of Freeport, Chad (Hanna) Rakowski of Rockford, David (Jadine) Rakowski of Florida, Shawn (Jennifer) Longanecker of Bettendorf, Iowa; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-mom, Alma Schmidt; and one brother, William Schmidt Jr. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Private burial of cremains will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, with the Rev. David Spaulding, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Dixon, officiating. A memorial has been established to the Volunteer Care Center in Dixon. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome. com to send condolences.

Mary Ellen Sutton AMBOY – Mary Ellen Sutton, 68, of Amboy and formerly of Dixon, died Friday March 7, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was born April 15, 1945, in Dixon, the daughter of Paul and Rita (Lahey) Sutton. She had worked for Kreider Services Workshop. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her brother, Michael (Phyllis) Sutton of Dixon; nephews Patrick Sutton of Monona, Wis. and Donald Sutton of Dixon; an aunt and several cousins.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon, with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m., and from 9:30 to 10:30 Tuesday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Antoni Kretowicz, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Memorials may be made to St. Anne Church and Kreider Services. Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.

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The four candidates running for the Illinois GOP gubernatorial nomination (from left) state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, take part in a debate Feb. 4 in Naperville. “The era of full dis- more than doubling the the stock market’s perforclosure and the end of stock market’s perfor- mance specifically in its pay-to-play politics has mance – while providing TRS work. arrived,� Dillard wrote in exceptional value for taxthe questionnaire. “To payers.� Dan Rutherford accomplish this, it was Whether GTCR actually Rutherford, of Chenecessary to build coali- “doubled� the market’s noa, was chairman of the tions with members of performance depends on House Republican Long the opposite party, with- which investments are Term Care Task Force a out abandoning my core examined. decade ago, during which Republican values.� William Atwood, execu- he takes credit for usherFor years, lawmakers tive director of the Illinois ing in a more equitable couldn’t agree on ethics State Board of Invest- means of state Medicaid reform. When each party ment, said the Standard reimbursement for nursdesignated point-people & Poor’s 500 index has ing homes. to tackle it – in the Senate, returned 11.1 percent In 2003, Illinois began Dillard and Obama – some since 1984, the year the using the so-called Miniwere shocked to learn of board first invested with mum Data Set assessbipartisan agreement. GTCR. ment to determine paySince then, the state ment on the actual work board has invested $130 a nursing home does for Bruce Rauner The billionaire from million in six GTCR patients, rather than on Winnetka, who has never funds, yielding a return of average costs and geoheld public office, points 17.3 percent. graphic formulas, which The state’s largest pen- Rutherford said shortto the success of his former private-equity com- sion program, the Teach- changed some homes. pany, GTCR, from which ers’ Retirement System, The effort “was minuhe resigned in 2012. In has invested $120 mil- tia without high-profile Illinois, GTCR invested lion in three GTCR funds headlines,� Rutherford money for three pension since 2000, with a return said. “It was an important systems: for public school of 25 percent, spokesman policy change to enhance teachers, state employees Dave Urbanek said. In the continuum of care for comparison, all of TRS’s our elderly.� and university workers. “I’m particularly proud private-equity investMatt Hartman, vice of the fact that GTCR has ments have had a 10-year president of public polibeen trusted for decades return of 14.6 percent, cy for the Illinois Health to oversee the retirement Urbanek said. Care Association, said the The S&P 500 during that move made a “significant investments of� state workers, Rauner said, period has returned 3.6 change� in making Med“and has created tremen- percent, so GTCR indeed icaid distribution more dous returns for them – has more than doubled fair.

ROCKFORD (AP) – Illinois residents who make use of the state’s fledgling medical marijuana law may risk their jobs if their employers opt to maintain or adopt zero-tolerance drug policies. The law that took effect in January protects patients from arrest or prosecution for using marijuana, the Rockford Register Star reported. But employees might not have recourse if their employers fire them for violating on-the-job prohibitions on use of the drug. It’s not immediately clear how many patients’ jobs could be affected. But experts say it may be time for employers to revisit or tweak their drug policies to reflect the new law – and for workers to research their workplace drug protocol. “If an employer already has a drug policy, there’s nothing in the act that prevents them from enforcing that drug policy,� said Nesheba Kittling, a Chicago-based attorney who specializes in labor matters. “We’ll get people who have a smaller workforce who envision someone having cancer and using medical marijuana to help with the cancer. They wonder, ‘Do I really have to terminate them?’ At the end of the day, it’s up to you.� Kittling said case law in states such as California, Oregon and Washington, places

with less-restrictive medical marijuana laws than Illinois, have sided with employers when employees sue over discipline involving medical marijuana. Illinois’ law does protect employees from disciplinary action just for having or saying they have a medical marijuana card. But Kittling said employer drug policies run the gamut of what they allow, with companies with government contracts more likely to have zero-tolerance policies because such policies are mandated by the federal government. Illinois’ law lists about 40 conditions, including cancer to HIV, AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and muscular dystrophy, that would qualify patients to get recommendations from their doctors to use medical marijuana. Rep. Lou Lang, the Skokie Democrat who sponsored the medical marijuana bill, told the newspaper that questions about whether employer restrictions will limit the number of patients who can use medical marijuana are fair, though he believes the law’s language is clear. “Whatever rules employers have at their workplace can stay in place,� Lang said. “We were very specific that if you have a drugfree workplace, it can remain drug-free.�


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he Dixon City Council has the power to keep its closed session minutes forever secret, but the state Open Meetings Act requires that public bodies review their minutes at least every 6 months to determine whether the need for “confidentiality� still exists. Most governing bodies in this area do such reviews, although we learned last year that a few had not, including Lee County and Sterling. Last week, the Dixon City Council unanimously voted to keep a bunch of closed session minutes

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secret, some of which, presumably, dealt with Rita Crundwell. On the night of April 17, 2012, hours after FBI agents arrested the then-comptroller, the council met and immediately closed its doors to

discuss Crundwell. The minutes from that meeting, the council decided, should be kept secret. The reason: The lawyers told us to. End of discussion. Maybe the attorneys have a really good reason. The public just doesn’t know what it is. After all, Crundwell is behind bars, convicted of making off with nearly $54 million. The feds seized her assets, and the city got the money. The city settled its lawsuit with its bank and auditors, who, it claimed, failed to catch Crundwell’s crimes.

Sure, the city has yet to get Crundwell’s interest in real estate that she shared with her family. That will take some time, but would release of the April 17, 2012, minutes have any effect on that process? If Dixon never released these minutes, it would have plenty of company around here. We have local school boards that keep all of its minutes secret. But residents might not be so tolerant about secrecy of records in connection with the reviled Crundwell, especially when the city promised

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to become more open in the wake of the scandal. A few days before the council vote, Commissioner Dennis Considine said the minutes could eventually be made public. The question is, Why not now? An exceptionally great news release Public relations people sometimes oversell. That seemed to be the case last week with a news release from the office of Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-Moline, whose district includes Whiteside County. The headline advertised

DIXON – Sen. Bill Brady, Republican candidate for governor, will make a campaign stop ATTODAYAT"OOKS on First, 202 W. First St. He will be joined by state Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon. Brady, of Bloomington, Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner, and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford are vying in the March 18 primary to be the party’s nominee to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Members of the Newman Central Catholic High School Scholastic Bowl team participate in a round at the 31st annual Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl State Tournament March 1 in Springfield, where the team took first palce in its division. Pictured are (left to right) Todd Nelson, Nate Edison, Elliott Frankfother, Ken Ellorando, and Jakob Frank.

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In February 2013, Heath Passmore, who managed Double G, posted on the organization’s Facebook page to ask people to refrain from spreading gossip about the status of Double G, which was a venue for horse shows, training and competition. Double G, he said, appreciated “all the support everyone has given us in this 4-year journey. We tried to keep things going and got burnt by taking a person’s word.� The posting drew a

-/5.4#!22/,, – The Carroll County Extension office will present a baby-sitting clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 at Mount #ARROLL0UBLIC,IBRARY 208 N. Main St. The program is open to youths in sixth to eighth grades. Topics will include basic babysitting skills, activities for use with children, basic safety procedures, and how much to charge. The cost is $20. !DVANCEREGISTRATIONIS required by Thursday. To sign up, visit web. extension.illinois.edu/clw ORCALL  

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From left are Newman coach Ann Propheter, Dillon Gallentine, Ken Ellorando, Jakob Frank, Jacob Ardis, Todd Nelson, Elliott Frankfother, Nate Edison, Andy Eifel, Luke Hodge and Matt Wagenecht. Ellorando, Jakob Frank, Elliott Frankfother, Dillon Gallantine, Luke Hodge and Matt Wagenecht. Eighteen Division A schools and 22 Division AA schools competed in the sectionals. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora took the 2A title. In addition to trophies and bragging rights, the winning teams

each received a $1,500 award from the Illinois Masons. This tournament was not part of Illinois High School Association competition. Newman, Morrison and Riverdale each host IHSA regional tournaments this afternoon. Regionals are the first level of competition in the Illinois state series; teams that win the

regionals advance to Saturday’s sectionals. (The winners at Morrison and Newman will play at Keith Country Day School in Rockford.) Sectional winners go on to IHSA state finals, which will be held March 21 at Peoria Civic Center. Go to www.masonicbowl.org for results of this competition, and to ihsa.org for its results.

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STERLING – The team from Newman Central Catholic High School went undefeated to emerge champions of the 31st annual Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl State Tournament. In Division A, sectional winners Newman, Rockridge in Taylor Ridge, and Riverdale in Port Byron, members of the Three Rivers Conference, competed March 1 at Springfield High School. Newman’s team members played five matches in the morning without a single loss, then advanced to the semifinals, where they beat Cumberland, 240 to 200. They whipped Carterville, 260 to 130, to take the championship. The players who participated in the Masonic competition were Jacob Ardis, Nate Edison, Andy Eifel, Todd Nelson, Ken

the fact that Jacobs hosted a senior fair in Moline “to great success.� The turnout was “exceptional� at the fair, which was “bustling with energy.� And the senator “kicked off his shoes� to take part in some of the services offered. If only we could have gotten a picture of those flying shoes ...

bunch of comments praising Double G. One woman wrote: “Thanks for everything you guys have done to make Double G a great place to run. Even though I have trouble staying on my horse.�

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The property had seating for 1,850 people, a warm-up area, two outdoor barns with 200 stalls, a large parking area, and a large store, according to its listing. In a Facebook message to Sauk Valley Media,

Passmore wrote, “We are no longer affiliated with Double G. ... We were just managers. It was not our auction. That’s all I have to say to you. You will have to figure the rest out yourself.�

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Retain Rock as stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney GREGORY A. BEITEL Byron

During my 35-year career in law enforcement, I worked with six stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneys and dozens of assistant prosecutors. When evaluating a prosecuting attorney, I look for several characteristics: ethical conduct, strong integrity, high morals, and the backbone to do what is right, regardless the outcome. I worked with Mike Rock years before when he was an assistant stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, and I worked the street as an Ogle County deputy sheriff. I developed a deep respect for his abilities as a prosecutor. Last year, Rock was appointed to complete the remainder of Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Ben Roeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s term. Fortunately, Rock is seeking to be retained as our stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney. Rock does not and will not cater to special interests. He has the backbone to stand against them and do what is right. He is the only candidate for Ogle County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney with extensive trial experience. His decisions are based on deep experience, sound knowledge, and integrity. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see other letters of support for Rock from police officers in Ogle County. I wholeheartedly agree with their comments and observations. We should want â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we need â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney who possesses high morals, deep integrity, and strong ethics. That person is Mike Rock. Note to readers: Gregory A. Beitel is a retired sheriff of Ogle County.

Vote Simonton for Lee sheriff DUANE E. WIRTH Belvidere

I am endorsing John Simonton for sheriff of Lee County. Note to readers: Duane E. Wirth is sheriff of Boone County.

Vote VanVickle for Ogle sheriff PENELOPE C. PAYTON Creston

I write this letter in support of Brian VanVickle. I have heard him speak several times and like his ideas, and the fact that he is willing to restructure the Ogle County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office to get deputies back into the communities where they are needed. I live in Creston, and residents do not see the presence of deputies in our community. I would like to see deputies patrolling our village. I also believe that Brian VanVickle has the necessary qualities to be Ogle Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next sheriff. Brian is a member of the Rochelle High School board. Brian has a business degree, and is fin-

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ishing a public administration degree and a secondary degree in emergency management. That will strengthen his knowledge and prepare him for the administrative duties that are a part of being sheriff. Brian is also a Rochelle police officer and K9 handler. I have lived in Creston since 1948 and have served in various elected and appointed positions where I have served the general public. I believe that those experiences help me to know who will make a great sheriff. Please join me and vote for Brian VanVickle on March 18.

Vote Drought for Ogle sheriff Dr. JOSEPH KERWIN Leaf River

I first met Joe Drought last summer after the Leaf River Daze parade. My wife, Wendy, a retired Ogle County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employee, introduced us. She previously worked with Joe when he was an Ogle County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputy. She was familiar with his work ethic and commitment to his position. I must admit that I was reluctant to get involved again with any candidate. However, with Joe being a fellow Army veteran, I was willing to listen to his plans and ideas. I immediately recognized that he has a plan and the ability to implement that plan. Joe is committed to bringing back the high standards that the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office must be held to. Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s background shows that he has the leadership skills and experience required to run the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. He has a proven track record in law enforcement and management. Joe has the toughness to run the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office and still be the gentleman that he is. Please join Wendy and me in voting for Joe Drought for Ogle County sheriff on March 18.

VanVickle for Ogle sheriff MARK KLOUSE Rochelle

I support Brian VanVickle for Ogle County sheriff because he will address the improper spending of Sheriff Harn.

Harn has ignored the repeated Freedom of Information Act requests for itemized receipts of numerous questionable transactions made with county credit cards. Questionable transactions like March 2, 2012, at Hennepin Marine, where Harn claimed to the newspaper that he purchased $326.29 in gasoline and oil to replenish what was used by a local fire department or citizen on a call. Why would it be necessary to drive one hour, 23 minutes (66 miles) each way, to buy the gas and oil? Why is it that when you call Hennepin Marine, they say â&#x20AC;&#x153;we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell gasolineâ&#x20AC;?? There was another purchase on June 19, 2011, at Ahlstrand Marine in Mundelein where $408.24 was spent. One hour and 58 minutes (86 miles) each way. These are businesses that sell boats and boating equipment. The sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a boat. Why are taxpayer dollars being spent so far away, and what is being bought? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not willing to take Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word that the spending was all legit when he refuses to release receipts that would explain this. Brian VanVickle will address this, and he has my vote.

The incumbent has proved his worth. His relationship with the board is both a plus and a minus. I prefer an armslength distance between a professional and the governing body. A budget is like the weather. It is what it is. There are times to tighten the belt and times to let go. This is the real test of a manager. But as far as elections go, the voters have an excellent choice in these two men. Both are technicians, law enforcement officers. Obviously, we can do without the cheerleaders. Let Dixon tend to its own cabbage patch.

Thanks Tampico for the honor of serving village RON CARBONI Tampico

As of Feb. 28, I was officially done working for the village of Tampico. I would like to thank all the residents for the opportunity to serve them. I thoroughly enjoyed my job and feel I did my best. Thank you for all the compliments on how clean I kept the village. I have lived here only 25 years, but I took great pride in keeping the streets and parks looking their best. Thank you, and God bless all of you.

Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race Vote Simonton gives Lee voters for Lee sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;excellent choiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; JOEL PETERS Port Byron

G.G. GARCIA Amboy

On the Lee County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race, it is the structure, the table of organization that is faulty. The county board is top-heavy. To justify its existence, it has split itself into committees and subcommittees. The power and the authority of the office of the sheriff is diluted. All department heads, including the sheriff, have to run the gamut through a bureaucracy of committees and subcommittees to get what they need. The challenger is a worthy opponent. He does not need to entertain the additional issue of a politicized police department mudding up the waters for him. He is a very competent man, very able.

I write today in support of John Simonton, candidate for Lee County sheriff. During my tenure with the Illinois State Police, I had the opportunity to work with John and witness firsthand his dedication to enforcing the law and protecting the citizens of Illinois. His leadership, under the most stressful situations, earned the respect of not only his troopers, but members of law enforcement agencies throughout the state. In my opinion, Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s years of law enforcement experience have prepared him well for the job of county sheriff. Note to readers: Joel Peters is a retired captain with the Illinois State Police, District 1.

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WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe how much time we have spent in recent weeks musing about Russian President Vladimir Putin. And we still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a clue what his end game is. The first (and only) time I met Putin, I tried to look into his eyes to see whether I could ascertain anything about his soul. A la George W. Bush, who said of Putin: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul, a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country.â&#x20AC;? I saw nothing but two cold, beady orbs. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be honest here: The cynical Putin resembles the ultimate James Bond villain more than a modern major potentate. Putin turned the Olympic Games into a soap opera about him. We fretted about the horrific corruption in Putinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regime. Then we worried about terrorism springing from Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s war with Chechnya 300 miles from the games. We recoiled from the weirdly colored hotel water. We feared Putinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response to the losses of his beloved hockey team. We were upset that Russian police arrested two members of Pussy Riot, the not-particularly talented but intensely antiPutin singers. We were appalled at the anti-gay restrictions of Putinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government and giggled when he inadvertently hugged a lesbian medalist. And then Ukraine erupted into violence, its proRussian puppet president fled, and the world held its breath, waiting to see what Putin would do. The former KGB colonel held war games, started making threatening noises, and ordered troops to surround Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small military outposts. Then he ordered Russian troops to show force in Crimea, part of Ukraine. TO SECRETARY OF State John Kerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s astonishment, Putin denied there were Russian troops on alert in Crimea. Putin said he had no intent to start a war but warned he just might have to use force to protect Russian interests. He signaled he might support Ukrainian elections. But he insisted he must protect Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Black Sea Fleet off the coast of Crimea. He denounced Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new government, calling it â&#x20AC;&#x153;the people who call themselves the government.â&#x20AC;? He lashed out at the United States, blam-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;People believe that having freedom of expression is a natural phenomenon. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the result of intense care and vigilance.â&#x20AC;? Burt Neuborne, legal director, Brennan Center for Justice, 1998

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annMcFEATTERS Ann McFeatters has covered the White House and national politics since 1986. Contact her at amcfeatters@nationalpress.com.

ing the West for all the trouble. Putin is an extremely tiresome person. We are now scrambling to recall how imperialism started the World Wars I and II and what the Crimean War in the 1850s was all about and seeking European understanding on just what Putinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motives are. EUROPEANS DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T know, but suspect he wants to reassemble the Russian empire. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also worried about irritating him because his country provides a lot of their natural gas. Some of the pundits are Russian even sugPresident gesting this Vladimir Putin is a restart of the Cold The cynical War. Putin resembles The Unitthe ultimate e d States James and Europe Bond villain are treamore than a modern major t y - b o u n d potentate, to protect according to columnist Ann U k r a i n e McFeatters. from invasion or Russian force. Meanwhile, Ukraine is totally out of money, so one idea to defuse the whole mess is to pour in billions of dollars. (Americans on food stamps may be on precarious territory; unstable but strategic foreign governments are on firmer ground when it comes to federal dollars.) And when in doubt, we usually go with economic sanctions and then we cancel international meetings. Putin is centuries too late to go down in history as Vlad the Terrible or Vlad the Impaler. But clearly he wants a big chapter. Putin the Impenetrable doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really work, but Vlad the Invader is a distinct possibility. Vlad the Diplomat seems unlikely. (Vlad the Stupid is a personal favorite.) In our age of celebrity worship, it always comes as a bit of a shock when somebody famous can wreak havoc on so many people with such insensitivity and such ferocity, getting thousands of minions to do his dirty work. Perhaps Putin didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think this through. Probably even he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how it will end. We are trying to assess which is more tedious â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the cold temperatures and snow of this dreadful winter, or figuring out the Russian bear. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a toss-up.

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High blood pressure can damage kidneys Dear Abby, I thought I was a healthy 40-year-old until I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. My doctor began treating it as a stand-alone condition, without considering that high blood pressure is a major risk factor for kidney disease. At first, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even tested for kidney disease. But eventually, he gave me a urine test, and it was discovered that I had protein in my urine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the earliest signs of kidney damage. Apparently, my high blood pressure had damaged my kidneys. Healthy kidneys filter out wastes and toxins, but my kidneysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to do so began to decrease at an alarming rate. I continued to manage my blood pressure with medication

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and decided to make a few lifestyle changes, as well, that helped me avoid the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure. I limited my salt intake, started eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, decreased the amount of meat I was eating and began swimming every day. I began to feel better, and when I went to the doctor, it turned out my

kidney function had stabilized. Please tell your readers that if they have high blood pressure, they should be proactive and ask their doctor to check their kidneys. Early detection and lifestyle change can make a major impact on your health, as I have learned. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Duane Sunwold, Spokane, Wash. Dear Duane, It is generous of you to share your medical history in an effort to caution my readers. The National Kidney Foundation urges everyone to learn about these vital organs and whether they might be at risk. The three major risk factors for kidney disease are: high blood pressure, diabetes and a family

history of kidney failure. People who have these risk factors should ask their doctor to check their kidney function with a simple blood and urine test. Readers, March is National Kidney Month, and Thursday is World Kidney Day. If you are at risk, schedule an appointment with your doctor. For anyone who needs more information, the National Kidney Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website is kidney. org. Dear Abby, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a member of the clergy who enjoys studying for my ministry and doctoral work at a local coffee shop. Three men who go there every day have found out that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a minister, and they each want to talk with me while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m there. Although

all three are members of the same religion, none of them is affiliated with a church. I have invited them to visit my worship services, as well as call the office and set up an appointment with me. I have also tried to diplomatically explain that I go to the coffee shop to study. One of them ignores it, another appears hurt and the third one gets offended. When theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not around, I am productive. When they show up, they want me to be their chaplain. Because of where I live, finding another coffee shop is not a viable option. How can I set a boundary with them and still do my studying there? Thank you. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reverend Ken in New York

Dear Reverend, Do it the same way doctors or lawyers do with people who approach them for â&#x20AC;&#x153;freeâ&#x20AC;? advice outside the office. As soon as you are approached, say firmly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m studying right now. If you want to talk, please call my office and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll schedule an appointment with you. Right now, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m busy.â&#x20AC;? And then refuse to be intimidated by their reaction. Unless you draw the line, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll suck you dry. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Tuesday, March 11 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Kiwanis Club of Sterling, 6:457:45 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling, 815-4994866. Sauk Valley Community College retiree breakfast, 9 a.m., Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon, 815-626-3787. Sisters in Christ, 9 a.m., Congregational Church, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls. Golden K Kiwanis, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-6263467. Sterling High School Class of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;41 breakfast, 9 a.m., The Spot Restaurant, Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-6263164. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure check, 9:30-11 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. Whiteside County Outreach caseworker, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Prophet Manor, 411 W. Second St., Prophetstown. Weight Watchers, 9:30 a.m., 6 p.m., Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Commodities, 10 a.m.-noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. La Leche League, 10 a.m., Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena, Dixon, 815-2883371. Free blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure check, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-7323253. Ogle County Educational

Coop preschool screenings for Oregon School District, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 106 S. 10th St., Oregon. Appointments: 815732-2911. Facing the Challenge Cancer Support Group, 11 a.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815288-4673. GE Retired Ladies Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Village Inn, 1710 Lincolnway, Clinton, Iowa, 563242-7121. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; 7:30 p.m., open, 90-92 Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Sterling Rotary Club, noon, YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling. Dixon Noon Lions, noon, private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Public welcome. Sterling Noon Lions, noon-1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Dealing With Grief, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, tradition; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Big Book, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Basic computer for beginners, 12:30-3 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-6229230. Diabetes management, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-2936. American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Caring & Sharing Widows

Group, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. Free blood pressure screening, 3:30-5 p.m., The Eureka Inn, 110 E. Third St., Prophetstown. Dixon TOPS IL617 meeting, 5 p.m., Eells meeting room, St. Luke Episcopal Church, 221 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-8321. Operation Support, 5:30 p.m., Dixon American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St. TOPS 253, 6-7:30 p.m., Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Sterling, 815-622-2820. School Of Love In Deliverance Substance Abuse Group, 6:30 p.m., closed, The Worship Center, 403 N. Ottawa, Dixon, 815-284-1340. Franklin Grove Public Library Board, 6:30 p.m., library, 112 S. Elm St., Franklin Grove, 815-4562823. Rock River Valley VietNow, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 606 Brown Ave., Ashton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, step, 304 Seventh Ave. W., Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners, 7 p.m., closed; 8 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 410 Second Ave., Sterling. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 7 p.m., open, As Bill Sees It, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Rock Falls Lodge 936 AF & AM, 7:30 p.m., 117 W. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Al-Anon/Alateen, 8 p.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, All Saints Lutheran Church, 624 Luther Drive, Byron. Alcoholics Anonymous, home meeting, call 815-284-2589.

Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555. Wednesday, March 12 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Rock River Center Board meeting, 7:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, J.J.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, 337 N. Main Ave., Milledgeville, 815772-4213. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 8:30-9:30 a.m., The Eureka Inn, 110 E. Third St., Prophetstown, 815-772-4213. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Henry Pratt Retiree breakfast, 9 a.m., Red Apple, 1130 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group; noon; 3:30 p.m.; 7 p.m., Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure check, 9-10:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815-625-0013 or 800-7821584. Representative from Rock River Center of Oregon, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appoint-

ments: 815-625-0382 or 800733-2767. Blood pressure check, 10:3011:30 a.m., Lee County Council On Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-2117. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Dixon Food Center â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. Blood pressure check, 11 a.m.-noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Lunch and Learn, noon, Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815288-4673. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Lee County Welfare Council, noon, Mr. Tequila, 844 N. Galena Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, grapevine; 3:30 p.m. closed; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m. closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, 8 p.m., open, Big Book, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. American Red Cross blood drive, 12:30-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 906 Richardson Ave., Ashton. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Basic computing for beginners, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Free blood pressure check, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-857-2550. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Milledgeville Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, 1:30 p.m., Milledgeville library, 18 W. Fifth St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30

COMMUNITY EVENTS Monday, March 10 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. Mexican Train dominoes, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Quilting, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3251. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave, Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Zumba class, 10:30-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Lifescape lunch, 11: 30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m.

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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. Hand & Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Friendly Mexican Train dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Rummy, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert

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Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Tacos, 4-8 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Loaves and Fishes, 5-6 p.m., Holloway Center, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon, 815-284-7719. A free, hot meal for the needy. Tuesday, March 11 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.

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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, 10 a.m. Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Sing-a-long with Margo, 10:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 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. Birthday Potluck Lunch, 11:30

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Favorite singer or musical group: I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say I have a favorite singer or band, because I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, preferably country music.

Favorite class: History has always been my favorite class, because I have always been intrigued by it. I like learning how all we have today was created. Top teacher: My band director and teacher, Mike McCoy. He makes band fun and teaches you much more than music in class. He also makes band class a break from the day and a time to simply enjoy making music. (Micah plays the trumpet.) Extracurriculars: I am involved in three sports this year: cross country, swimming and track. I did play football from my freshman to junior years but unfortunately had to stop playing because of the amount of concussions I received in my junior year, so I ran cross country for something to do. I am also involved

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Favorite movie: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dark Knight Risesâ&#x20AC;?

Personal trivia: I like to build things.

Favorite TV show: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prison Breakâ&#x20AC;?

Dream job: President of the United States

Hobbies: Running, working out, playing guitar, watching movies, hanging out with friends, fishing, and relaxing

Trading places: A homeless person, because I want to know what it is like for the less fortunate.

Favorite outdoor activity: Football

Trading spaces: Italy, because I want to see the history and architecture of the Roman Empire. I have always been intrigued by the Romans.

Least favorite class: English

Micah Palmer, 17, of Sterling, is Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s December male Student of the Month. He is involved in three sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cross country, swimming and track â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and plays the trumpet.

What makes your blood boil: People having no manners

After graduation: I plan to attend college to pursue the field of criminal justice. I have been accepted at four schools but I am not sure yet which college I will be attending. I hope to go to college on a Naval Reserve Officers Training

What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Rap

Corps scholarship with the United States Marine Corps.

Hangouts: My friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; houses, because they are the best options around here.

Paycheck: I detassel during the summer. My dad is my boss, so I kind of have to work, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind the money.

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the dictionary next to: Patriot, because I love this country.

Favorite actor: Tom Cruise

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Useless knowledge: The anatomy of a worm

Secret twin: Toby Keith. He seems to appreciate this country just as much as I do.

Favorite food: Cheeseburger. There is always a time when I could eat a cheeseburger.

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Buddha said, “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.” When do you touch trumps in a bridge deal? The answer might be at the start (sometimes), in the middle (occasionally), or never (rarely). There are also two ways to play trumps in a bridge deal: two by two while drawing those held by the opponents; and one by one, as in this deal. How should South play in seven hearts after West leads the club queen? North’s four-diamond rebid is a splinter: at least fourcard heart support, the values for game and a singleton (or void) in diamonds. South

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five no-trump, which guarantees possession of all four aces and the king-queen of trumps, North would bid six clubs to show the club king.) South has four tricks outside hearts: one spade, one diamond and two clubs. So he needs to take nine trump tricks. The deal requires a complete crossruff. And in this situation, declarer should first cash all of his side-suit winners. He wins with dummy’s club king, takes the club ace (discarding a spade from his hand) and spade ace, plays a diamond to his ace, ruffs a diamond with the heart four (whew!), and claims on a crossruff. Note finally that it was lucky West did not have a trump to lead, taking two of declarer’s ruffs away from him. © 2014 UFS


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BEIJING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Forty ships and more than 20 airplanes were searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet Sunday, but by nightfall had not found any wreckage, Malaysian authorities said. Meanwhile, Interpol confirmed that two stolen passports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one Italian,

one Austrian â&#x20AC;&#x201C; used by passengers on the plane had been entered into the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s database following their thefts in Thailand in 2012 and 2013. However, the agency said no checks of those passport numbers were made by any country between the time they were entered into Interpolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s database and the time that Flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur early Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whilst it is too soon to speculate about any connection between these sto-

len passports and the missing plane, it is clearly of great concern that any passenger was able to board an international flight using a stolen passport listed in Interpolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s databases,â&#x20AC;? the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secretary-general, Ronald K. Noble, said in a written statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is important at the moment is to find out what caused Malaysian Airways Flight 370 to go missing, and in this regard Interpol is making all needed resources available to help relevant authorities

in Malaysia and elsewhere find out what happened,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that the agency was in contact with officials in Malaysia and elsewhere to â&#x20AC;&#x153;determine the true identities of the passengers who used these stolen passports.â&#x20AC;? A patrol ship from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency discovered a large oil slick in the waters 100 nautical miles from the city of Tok Bali on Sunday, the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director-general said at a news conference.

Mohd Amdan Kurish said the ship was ordered to collect samples of the oil to determine if it came from the plane, which vanished Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard, Malaysiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staterun Bernama news agency reported. If the plane did crash into the sea, â&#x20AC;&#x153;obviously we will find clothes, bags and debris that float,â&#x20AC;? he added. Fishermen working in the area were also going to be interviewed

by the agency as part of the search operation. Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, China, the U.S. and other countries were participating in the quest to find the jetliner off southern Vietnam where the Gulf of Thailand meets the South China Sea. Malaysia was deploying submarine rescue vessels, officials said. With no wreckage yet to examine, investigators checked on the identities of the passengers who used the stolen passports.

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alking briskly, Gary Keist stepped through mounds of snow, over melting ice and into mud. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just gotta plow right through,â&#x20AC;? Keist said, his mail satchel hanging from his shoulder and his hands full of mail. As Keist, a letter carrier for nearly 36 years, delivered mail mid-afternoon Thursday on Sheridan Road in Normal, he plowed through results of the rough winter, even though the temperature, for Feb. 20, was unusually warm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just follow my tracks from the previous day,â&#x20AC;? Keist said as he stepped through snow in front yards, soaking not only his boots but the bottom of his pants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just keep on moving,â&#x20AC;? said Keist, who has had the same route near Colene Hoose Elementary School for 28 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes [walking though snow and against the wind], you feel like someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pulling you back. You definitely feel tired when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re done.â&#x20AC;? Keist, 56, began as a letter carrier in 1978 and said this winter is the worst heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever worked because of the consistent

pattern of snowfalls followed by bitterly cold temperatures with little or no break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve fallen more this winter than I ever have before,â&#x20AC;? Keist said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always gotten up and havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been injured. I just fell right, I guess.â&#x20AC;? Not every letter carrier has been so lucky. Among BloomingtonNormal area letter carriers alone, at least six have been injured in falls this winter in which injuries were severe enough to require medical treatment and time off work, said Bloomington Postmaster Mark Ford. Among injuries were a severe wrist fracture, torn knee ligaments, a torn rotator cuff and concussions, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen more injuries and more serious injuries this year,â&#x20AC;? Ford said. Meanwhile, â&#x20AC;&#x153;there have been numerous additional slips and falls in which the carriers brushed themselves off and kept going,â&#x20AC;? Ford said. During a winter in which some employers called in only essential personnel during days of heavy snowfall and extreme cold, the U.S. Postal Service in the BloomingtonNormal area hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had any no-deliveries days,

Ford said. On the worst day, Feb. 5, 95 percent of household deliveries were made, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think our workforce has done a very commendable job this year,â&#x20AC;? he said. Kim Herberger, a 14-year letter carrier and vice president of the National Association of Letter Carriersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Branch 522, said letter carriers know to wear boots; layer their clothing, including an outside layer that cuts the wind and keeps out the moisture; cover their head and face when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bitterly cold; and wear gloves instead of mittens because they need to handle the mail. Ford said carriers know to be aware of their surroundings and to take shorter strides to reduce fall risks. Keist prefers walking on snowy lawns over shoveled sidewalks because he can take fewer steps and its less likely that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll fall on ice. Even so, he walks 8 miles a day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the challenge,â&#x20AC;? he said. But even Keist smiled when the sun momentarily appeared from behind clouds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When spring comes around, the letter carriers will be doing cartwheels,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Postal Service letter carrier Gary Keist walks through deep snow during his route Feb. 20 in Normal. Keist, 56, began as a letter carrier in 1978 and said this winter is the worst heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever worked, because of the consistent pattern of snowfalls followed by bitterly cold temperatures with little or no break.

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Sauk Valley Skyhawks womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team had not played past the Region IV tournament since 2008. After a long wait and a long bus ride to Devils Lake, N.D., the Skyhawks started slowed, but were able to battle back before falling 82-71 on Saturday to Lake Region State in the District D championship game. Lake Region State coach Duane Schwab had one question for his players before Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NJCAA District D title game: How bad do you want to get to nationals? Schwab had written it on the whiteboard. It was the first thing the Royals noticed upon walking into the locker room, a simple question, for which there

was an even more simple answer. LRSC players were thrilled with the win, not only because it meant Lake Region State (29-4) is heading back to the national tournament, but also because of what it means to Schwab, now coaching in the final games of his legendary career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even express how excited I am right now,â&#x20AC;? Lake Region sophomore Sarah Schafer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being that this is his last team, he needed to get there one last time, and he wanted it just as bad as we did.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be a part of his last 2 years at Lake Region, and to be a member of this team now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable,â&#x20AC;? sophomore Leslie Hairston said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels amazing.â&#x20AC;? RALLY CONTINUED ON B3

UNTLEY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If you traveled past the tranquil neighborhood streets of Sun City last spring, you could have witnessed quite a sight. Four brothers, ranging in age from 18 to 26, played football in front of their grandparentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; house in the retirement community. They were joined by their 5-year-old cousin, Kyle, an aspiring garbage man and the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 star. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should have taken videos,â&#x20AC;? Jane Garoppolo, the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; grandmother, said with a laugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really funny.â&#x20AC;? More smiles and laughter are in store for the Garoppolo family. Do you recognize the last name? If not, you will soon. After a stellar college career at Eastern Illinois, Jimmy Garoppolo has emerged as one of the most coveted quarterbacks in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NFL draft class. Garoppolo drew dozens of NFL scouts to his recent pro day in Evanston, where San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Houston Texans coach Bill Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien also traveled thousands of miles to watch him zip passes across the field. But you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a scoutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clipboard to tell Anthony and Jane Garoppolo that their grandson has a special gift. The Garoppolos, who moved to Huntley in 2009, beam with pride when they discuss their seven grandchildren. MUSICK CONTINUED ON B4

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IOWA CITY, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; At this point, Illinois coach John Groce said he really shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised. After all, this is the team that came up for air after being submerged in an eight-game losing streak. The same Illini, he said, who never buried their heads during that slump or fretted after Michigan drubbed them by 31 points Tuesday night. So when he saw host Iowa charge back from a 14-point deficit, he knew his players would respond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised. When adversity hits, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve responded,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we played with a lot of heart. â&#x20AC;Ś Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really proud of the resiliency they have had and that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s becom-

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Joakim Noah attempts to block a shot by the Heatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dwyane Wade during the fourth quarter of Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Chicago. Noah spurred the Bulls to a 95-88 overtime win.

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A smiling, emotional Yannick Noah logged almost as much screen time as his son, Joakim, during Sunday afternoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national telecast. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saying something, considering the younger Noah stuffed the box score with 20 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks and filled the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 95-88 overtime victory against the Heat with the intensity and intangibles that continue to define him. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take much to deduce that passion is part of the Noah DNA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to celebrate this win with him,â&#x20AC;? Joakim said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to see him a lot. My father has always been there for me my whole life. To be able to share these moments with him, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cherish this forever. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nervous wreck during games. I always tell him to drink a brewski and just chill.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to chill during such a pulsating, gritty, team-oriented effort that also featured 22 points from D.J. Augustin, Jimmy Butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adhesive defense on LeBron James and a 27-6 edge in secondchance points. But a sobering reality remains: Despite the Bulls having won

Star of the game:*OAKIM .OAH "ULLS POINTS  REBOUNDS ASSISTS BLOCKS Up next:3PURSAT"ULLS PM 4UESDAY7'.!- seven of the last eight home regular-season matchups, the Heat are the ones who keep drinking champagne in June. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the truth,â&#x20AC;? Noah said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to go through those guys to get to where we want to go.â&#x20AC;? That likely wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen this season without Derrick Rose, but championship habits still can be honed now. Just watch Butler play all but 10 seconds, limit James to 8-for-23 shooting and no freethrow attempts and strip him twice in the final minutes, including on the final possession of regulation. Another example: Kirk Hinrich with the rarely seen lefty runner over Chris Bosh to tie the game with 20.1 seconds left in regulation. And then there were offensive rebounds by Taj Gibson for an Augustin 3-pointer, Butler to set up his own jumper, and Noah for a putback as the Bulls opened overtime with a 9-0 run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was talking trash to them the whole [game],â&#x20AC;? Gibson said of Noah, who switched to defend

James occasionally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was letting them know he was going after every rebound and score every time he gets it. I could see it on their faces. He was frustrating them. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing MVP-style basketball.â&#x20AC;? Execution ultimately means more than emotion. But Noah is bringing it in both categories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an emotional guy,â&#x20AC;? coach Tom Thibodeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You could say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rah, rah, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more the effort-type plays that I think fire everyone up. You see a guy dive for a loose ball or help, recover, block a shot, chase it down, dive out of bounds. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s those actions that unite and inspire a team.â&#x20AC;? Even James took notice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the best guys we have in our league, especially with his motor,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constantly, constantly moving. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great player.â&#x20AC;? And one who continues to bring up Rose, even when not asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait until the little homie comes back. Because we know we have another level when that boy comes back,â&#x20AC;? Noah said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a hungry group. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going for one thing and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a championship. One day, I want to party in Chicago, and I want to see what that feels like.â&#x20AC;? Yannick would drink to that.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fans filed into the First Niagara Center and took their seats shortly before the players took the ice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for the morning skate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen that many people at a morning skate,â&#x20AC;? Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kanerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; had a lot to do with that.â&#x20AC;? St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day came a week early in Buffalo as Patrick Kane returned to his hometown with the defending Stanley Cup champions in tow. It was the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Kaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; first appearance in Buffalo since October 2010, and many in the crowd were sporting No. 88 sweaters and cheered when the winger took the ice for the open morning skate. Shortly after Kane was introduced as a member of the starting lineup, he found the back of the net. It made for festive moments in an oth-

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Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw battles for a rebound as Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth (1) makes a save during Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Buffalo. The Blackhawks won 2-1. erwise sleepy hockey game that the Hawks survived 2-1 over the Sabres on Sunday night. Jonathan Toews scored the game-winner to give the Hawks their second consecutive victory and avoid an embarrassing

loss to the NHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst team. Corey Crawford turned the scores by Kane and Toews into the victory with 20 saves, allowing only a Drew Stafford goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably one of the first things I look for when the sched-

ule comes out is when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing Buffalo,â&#x20AC;? Kane said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I spend the whole summer here. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice for me, because I have all my family and friends here that I grew up with. I definitely still feel very connected to the city.â&#x20AC;? Kane is arguably the greatest athlete hailing from Buffalo, but still considers himself a â&#x20AC;&#x153;regular Buffalonian.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in town, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any star treatment,â&#x20AC;? Kane said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe people recognize you here and there, but except for maybe [Sunday], throughout the summer I feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a regular 25-yearold guy.â&#x20AC;?

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WEEKEND SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf. All 10-0 24-2     5-5 10-15     2-8 10-17 1-9 8-19 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional s$IXON -ENDOTA Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game 3A Bradley Sectional s$IXONVS-ORTON  Ottawa $IXON Sterling 'ENESEO LaSalle-Peru Streator

Big Northern West Conf. All Rockford Lutheran 11-1 27-4 7INNEBAGO     Mendota 8-4 20-9 "YRON     3TILLMAN6ALLEY     Rock Falls 2-10 8-21 Oregon 1-11 7-21 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results 3A Freeport Regional s,UTHERAN "ELVIDERE /4 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional s$IXON -ENDOTA Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game 3A Hampshire Sectional s,UTHERANVS+ANELAND 

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Rolling Meadowsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jackie Kemph flies through the air past two Whitney Young defenders to score during the Class 4A state championship game Saturday at Redbird Arena in Normal. Whitney Young won 60-44.

Bookends to a season Whitney Young begins, ends year with wins over Rolling Meadows BY BOB NARANG #HICAGO4RIBUNE

NORMAL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kiara Lewis carried Young for most of this season, so it was fitting that her teammates lifted her up moments after the Dolphins secured the Class 4A girls basketball state championship Saturday. After missing all of last season with a knee injury, Lewis, a sophomore, scored 20 points to lead Young to a 60-44 victory at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University The Dolphins (32-3) opened and closed their season with wins over Rolling Meadows. The Dolphins defeated the Mustangs 54-40 on Dec. 7. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just came out real intense, and I wanted a state championship after what happened last year and not being able to play,â&#x20AC;? Lewis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came out strong. The whole weekend we came out fast and strong.â&#x20AC;? Young won its final 16 games to win the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third state championship and second in 3 years.

Although Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state title run didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t match the 2011-2012 undefeated season, the Dolphins put on a memorable 2-day show. Young knocked off defending champion Marian Catholic 60-20 in a semifinal Friday, then led 8-0 and 20-9 on Saturday. The Dolphinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; interior size and quickness on the perimeter slowed down the Mustangsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high-octane offense. Rolling Meadows shot 2-for-15 in the first quarter and 4-for-30 in the half. Class 3A Montini 57, Joliet Catholic 44:

Montini coach Jason Nichols had the best seat in the house Saturday for his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shower of 3-pointers. The Broncos made sure their last game in Class 3A â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at least for a few years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would be memorable. The Broncos took advantage of a soft spot in Joliet Catholic 1-3-1 zone to hit the majority of their 11 3-pointers in front of their bench during a victory over Joliet Catho-

lic in the Class 3A state title game at Redbird Arena. Montini shot 11-for-20 from the 3-point line, with Kelly Karlis (16 points) making four 3s and Lea Kerstein (13 points) and Kateri Stone (12 points) each hitting three. Thanks to the IHSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new success advancement formula, Montini will play in Class 4A beginning next season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We saw a tendency in their defenses, and we used our bigger kids to that side,â&#x20AC;? Nichols said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did a little bit of shifting to there, and our girls had easier looks off that. ... We put shooter to shooter on the same side. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where they have a tendency to shift their smaller girls, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where we shifted.â&#x20AC;? Montini (34-2) won its fourth state title in 5 years after placing third last season. The Broncos defeated two of the Class 4A semifinalists, Marian Catholic and Rolling Meadows, this season and lost by nine to Young.

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The Skyhawks (23-6) rallied in the second half, as they chipped away at what was once an 18-point deficit. Down 61-43 with 12 minutes to play, Sauk Valley went on to shrink the deficit to nine with just over 3 minutes remaining. The Skyhawks trailed 75-70 with under 2 minutes to play, but that is the closest that the

visitors could get, as Lake Region closed the game out with clutch shooting from the free-throw line. The waning moments of the second half were easily the most troubling for LRSC to endure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We buried some bigtime 3s, made some big free throws, but at that point in the game, we were just hoping we could hang on,â&#x20AC;? Schwab said of his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secondhalf performance. Sheldeen Joseph did the damage for Sauk

Valley, finishing with a game-high 26 points, 15 of which were scored in the second half. Rock Falls graduate Jordan Giddings had 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots. For Lake Region, Jordyn Kirk led the way again with 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Leslie Hairston fell one rebound short of a double-double, recording 14 points along with nine rebounds, five of which came on the offensive end of the floor.

Schwab is hopeful of his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances, too, but his focus after Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about winning and losing, but more about the effort that his team gave all season long. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids played real hard, and they did the things that they needed to do,â&#x20AC;? Schwab said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we win, great. I think the most important thing is just how hard these girls worked to get to this point, and now we go on from here.â&#x20AC;?


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Illinois ended the regular season having won three straight on the road as it heads into the Big Ten tournament Thursday. The Illini also ended Iowa’s streak of 30 straight victories against unranked opponents at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes (20-11, 9-9 Big Ten) have lost five of their last six games. Illinois (18-13, 7-11) held Iowa, which was averaging 83.3 points per game, to a season low. While the end of the game provided some drama, it was the start of the game that set the tone. Illinois built a 20-6 lead thanks to seven points from Nnanna Egwu. When Egwu headed to the bench with two fouls, the Hawkeyes used a 17-1 run to head into halftime with a 34-29 lead.

Bertrand watch s3TERLINGGRADUATE went 2-for-3 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line for six points. He also had two assists and a steal in 20 minutes. “It was really hard from that point forward,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “Yeah, we got the lead a couple of times, but it just changes everything.” Rayvonte Rice led the Illini with 15 points, while Egwu scored 14 and Kendrick Nunn added 10. Aaron White led Iowa with 12 points. With no timeouts remaining, Groce called out one of his end-ofgame plays with seven seconds left. Abrams showed poise finding Ekey as his defender hesitated for a moment. “It was nice we ran that play,” Ekey said. “They guarded me well, but it happened to work out for us.”

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Here, meet them all. The four brothers go like this: Tony, Mike, Jimmy and Billy. Tony (age 26) is an architect, Mike (25) is a teacher, Jimmy (22) is a football player and Billy (18) is a high school senior at Rolling Meadows. A big age gap follows, and then comes daughter Kathy’s family, which includes Kyle (5) and his twin siblings, 4-month-old brother Kaden and sister Katelyn. Kyle is the proud leader of his family’s recycling efforts, while babies Kaden and Katelyn have platinum blonde hair and big blue eyes. “We’re really close, and we really care about one another,” said Jane Garoppolo, a first-generation American whose parents grew up in Italy. “It’s a small family.” It’s a small family with big dreams. Anthony Garoppolo is so impressed by his grandson’s poise during interviews that he jokingly wonders whether someone is holding up cards in the background, filled with all of the right things to say. And although Jimmy Garoppolo’s recordbreaking statistics at Eastern Illinois were incredible, other moments stand out more to Anthony from his frequent trips to Charleston to watch his grandson play. Never did Jimmy turn down a wide-eyed kid asking for an autograph, Anthony said. Never did Jimmy turn down a devoted fan asking to take a picture. “I can remember a time when he won a game at Eastern, and he was going back to his house,” Anthony Garoppolo said. “We pull into the driveway, Jimmy gets out of the car, and all of the neighbors start applauding him. Then they came over one at a time to take a picture with him.” Fast fame comes with risks. It has the capacity to change people. But even the world’s biggest cynic would have to appreciate Jimmy Garoppolo’s hard-earned success.

And when the NFL’s bright spotlight arrives, his tight-knit family will provide the foundation for him to weather any storms, big or small. After his pro day workout, Jimmy Garoppolo flashed a big smile as he discussed his close relationship with his grandparents. He has spent most of the winter working out in southern California, which made this week’s brief return home extra special. “My Nana – we call her Nana, actually, it’s Italian – was texting me right before this wishing me luck,” Jimmy Garoppolo said. “It’s my mom’s birthday coming up, so we’re going to get together as a family. It’s a rare thing that we get everyone together, so when we get the opportunity, it’s awesome.” Even when Jimmy is half a country away, his grandparents cheer him on from home. Jane Garoppolo ordered the NFL Network this winter so she could watch Jimmy take part in the East-West Shrine Game as well as the Senior Bowl. “I called Comcast and I said, ‘This has to be put on by tomorrow, my grandson’s going to be in a football game,’” Jane Garoppolo said. “And the girl on the line says, ‘Is his name Jimmy?’ “And I said, ‘Yes!’ ” she said with a laugh. The NFL draft is coming soon, and with it a family decision. Will the Garappolos gather in New York City, the site of the draft, or will they watch at home? “I just asked my son that question,” Anthony Garappolo said. “It’s up to Jimmy,” Jane Garappolo said. “Wherever Jimmy goes, we’re going. Any place it is, we’ll be there.” And no matter what comes next, Jimmy Garoppolo will have his family’s full support. Who knows? One of these days, maybe you’ll see him tossing passes in Sun City again. “I’m so happy for him,” Jane Garoppolo said. “That goes for any grandchild in my family. To see our grandchild reach his dream, what more could a grandparent ask for?”

BY GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer

LAS VEGAS – Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. When Earnhardt’s Chevy slowed in the final miles, Keselowski roared past in his Penske Ford for the first weekend sweep in his career. He followed up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his first Vegas Cup win. Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion, also virtually assured AP himself of a spot in the Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning Sunday’s Chase for the Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas. Keselowski passed Dale Earnhardt championship after missJr. in the last lap after Earnhardt ran out of fuel. ing it entirely last season,

a thought was already on his mind immediately after the finish. “Locked in the Chase early,” Keselowski said. “I don’t have to hear all that crap about not being in the Chase.” Earnhardt was just a few ounces of fuel shy of earning his second victory in three races to start the season. The Daytona 500 champion also finished second last week at Phoenix before improving the best start to a season in his NASCAR career. “We weren’t supposed to make it,” Earnhardt said. “We were trying to save as much as we can and make it work, but we knew we were short. We wouldn’t have finished second if we didn’t have that strategy.”

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD Auto racing

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Sunday At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 267 laps, 134.6 rating, 48 points, $449,048. 2. (14) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 267, 121.7, 43, $263,005. 3. (21) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 267, 108.1, 42, $237,719. 4. (1) Joey Logano, Ford, 267, 109.8, 41, $209,596. 5. (11) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267, 88.2, 40, $170,730. 6. (5) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 124.8, 39, $186,831. 7. (10) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 267, 94, 37, $134,920. 8. (13) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 267, 91.2, 36, $137,470. 9. (15) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 267, 102.7, 35, $162,006. 10. (29) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 267, 92.6, 35, $163,281. 11. (20) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267, 108.1, 34, $164,076. 12. (27) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 267, 83.1, 33, $121,410. 13. (9) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 267, 83.1, 31, $144,385. 14. (12) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 267, 96.6, 30, $139,068. 15. (7) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 267, 76.4, 29, $144,474. 16. (4) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 267, 82.4, 28, $155,096. 17. (19) Jeff Burton, Toyota, 267, 71.1, 27, $115,960. 18. (18) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 267, 67.7, 26, $125,018. 19. (17) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 266, 76.6, 25, $132,005. 20. (34) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 266, 65.9, 0, $102,060. 21. (22) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 266, 58, 23, $112,060. 22. (25) Greg Biffle, Ford, 266, 52.5, 22, $143,435. 23. (3) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 266, 84.4, 21, $141,851. 24. (43) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 266, 56, 20, $126,680. 25. (8) Aric Almirola, Ford, 264, 60.3, 19, $136,771. 26. (23) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 264, 62.9, 18, $94,835. 27. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 264, 68.8, 17, $132,960. 28. (30) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 264, 54.6, 16, $120,193. 29. (38) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 264, 50.8, 15, $109,868. 30. (33) David Gilliland, Ford, 264, 54.1, 14, $116,493. 31. (37) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 264, 42.1, 13, $112,682. 32. (26) David Ragan, Ford, 263, 45.2, 12, $102,435. 33. (24) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 263, 40.3, 11, $125,893. 34. (40) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 262, 41.7, 10, $91,535. 35. (39) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 261, 33.5, 9, $91,310. 36. (28) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 261, 41.5, 8, $91,110. 37. (36) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 259, 33.1, 7, $90,883. 38. (41) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 258, 27.3, 6, $85,590. 39. (42) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 253, 27.9, 5, $81,590. 40. (32) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 240, 28.9, 4, $77,590. 41. (16) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 237, 92.4, 4, $114,623. 42. (31) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 212, 27.9, 2, $69,590. 43. (35) Michael McDowell, Ford, engine, 141, 33.4, 1, $66,090. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 154.633 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 35 minutes, 24 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.530 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 18 laps. Lead Changes: 21 among 10 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Logano 1-19; B.Keselowski 20-21; J.Logano 22-46; J.Johnson 47-76; Ky.Busch 77-95; D.Earnhardt Jr. 96-97; Ky.Busch 98-129; K.Harvick 130-139; Ky.Busch 140; B.Keselowski 141; M.Kenseth 142-143; K.Harvick 144-156; B.Keselowski 157195; J.Johnson 196-198; P.Menard 199-204; J.Johnson 205; D.Earnhardt Jr. 206-210; C.Edwards 211; D.Hamlin 212; B.Keselowski 213-222; D.Earnhardt Jr. 223-266; B.Keselowski 267. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): B.Keselowski, 5 times for 53 laps; Ky.Busch, 3 times for 52 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 3 times for 51 laps; J.Logano, 2 times for 44 laps; J.Johnson, 3 times for 34 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 23 laps; P.Menard, 1 time for 6 laps; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 2 laps; C.Edwards, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 1 lap. Wins: D.Earnhardt Jr., 1; K.Harvick, 1; Bra.Keselowski, 1.

Golf Cadillac championship Sunday At Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) Doral, Fla. Purse: $9 million Yardage: 7,481; Par: 72 Final Patrick Reed 68-75-69-72 — 284 Jamie Donaldson 74-70-71-70 — 285 Bubba Watson 73-72-72-68 — 285 Dustin Johnson 69-74-73-72 — 288 Richard Sterne 74-73-70-71 — 288 Thongchai Jaidee 73-74-74-68 — 289 Stephen Gallacher 75-75-70-69 — 289 Bill Haas 73-76-69-71 — 289 Jason Dufner 69-77-68-76 — 290 Hunter Mahan 69-74-71-76 — 290 Graeme McDowell 73-71-73-73 — 290 Charl Schwartzel 70-76-76-68 — 290 Miguel A. Jimenez 70-77-69-75 — 291 Matt Kuchar 69-74-74-74 — 291 Joost Luiten 76-72-71-72 — 291 Jonas Blixt 79-72-75-66 — 292 George Coetzee 74-74-73-71 — 292

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NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Washington 7 3 .700 Miami 6 3 .667 Pittsburgh 7 4 .636 San Francisco 7 4 .636 Arizona 7 6 .538 Colorado 6 6 .500 Milwaukee 6 7 .462 Chicago 5 6 .455 New York 4 5 .444 Los Angeles 4 6 .400 San Diego 3 6 .333 Cincinnati 4 9 .308 St. Louis 2 5 .286 Philadelphia 2 8 .200 Atlanta 2 9 .182 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Saturday’s results Pittsburgh 10, Tampa Bay 5 Washington (ss) 8, Atlanta (ss) 2 N.Y. Mets 3, Detroit 2 Baltimore (ss) 7, Boston (ss) 3 N.Y. Yankees 9, Houston (ss) 6 Atlanta (ss) 6, Miami 6, tie Toronto 4, Minnesota 3 Philadelphia 11, Houston (ss) 3 St. Louis 4, Washington (ss) 4, tie, 10 innings Texas 5, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 5, tie Milwaukee 7, Kansas City 6 Arizona (ss) 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Arizona (ss) 5, L.A. Angels 2 San Diego 4, Cleveland 4, tie, 10 innings Seattle (ss) 18, San Francisco 3 Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 0 Colorado 5, Oakland 4 Baltimore (ss) 13, Boston (ss) 2 Seattle (ss) 8, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 5 Sunday’s results Minnesota 1, Philadelphia 1, tie N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 3, tie, 10 innings Washington 11, St. Louis 1 Baltimore 9, Pittsburgh (ss) 2 Detroit 3, Miami 1 Houston 4, Toronto 3 Boston 4, Pittsburgh (ss) 1 N.Y. Mets 8, Atlanta 2 L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1 Seattle 9, Texas 8 Cleveland 4, Milwaukee (ss) 2 Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 2, tie Chicago Cubs 10, Milwaukee (ss) 8 Colorado 10, Kansas City 1 San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Arizona 2, San Diego 2, tie, 10 innings Today’s games Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Seattle (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Houston vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 5:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:10 p.m.

Men’s basketball Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Michigan 15-3 .833 23-7 .767 Wisconsin 12-6 .667 25-6 .806 Michigan St. 12-6 .667 23-8 .742 Nebraska 11-7 .611 19-11 .633 Ohio St. 10-8 .556 23-8 .742 Iowa 9-9 .500 20-11 .645 Minnesota 8-10 .444 19-12 .613 Indiana 7-11 .389 17-14 .548 Illinois 7-11 .389 18-13 .581 Penn St. 6-12 .333 15-16 .484 Northwestern 6-12 .333 13-18 .419 Purdue 5-13 .278 15-16 .484 Saturday’s games Michigan 84, Indiana 80 Illinois 66, Iowa 63 Sunday’s games Northwestern 74, Purdue 65 Ohio State 69, Michigan St. 67 Minnesota 81, Penn St. 63 Nebraska 77, Wisconsin 68 End of regular season

State schedule Saturday’s games Chicago St. 67, Seattle 53 N. Illinois 70, Ball St. 56 Missouri Valley tournament Indiana St. 62, S. Illinois 59 Sunday’s games Summit League tournament S. Dakota St. 71, W. Illinois 50

Top 25 schedule Saturday’s games No. 1 Florida 84, No. 25 Kentucky 65 No. 2 Wichita St. 67, Missouri St. 42 Oregon 64, No. 3 Arizona 57

No. 4 Duke 93, No. 14 North Carolina 81 No. 6 Villanova 77, Georgetown 59 West Virginia 92, No. 8 Kansas 86 No. 10 San Diego St. 51, No. 21 New Mexico 48 No. 1 Louisville 81, No. 19 UConn 48 No. 12 Michigan 84, Indiana 80 No. 13 Creighton 88, Providence 73 No. 15 Cincinnati 70, Rutgers 66 No. 16 Iowa St. 85, Oklahoma St. 81 No. 20 Memphis 67, No. 18 SMU 58 No. 23 Oklahoma 97, TCU 67 Illinois 66, No. 24 Iowa 63 Sunday’s games No. 2 Wichita State 83, Indiana St. 69 Maryland 75, No. 5 Virginia 69 No. 7 Syracuse 74, Florida St. 58 Nebraska 77, No. 9 Wisconsin 68 No. 17 Saint Louis 64, UMass 62 Ohio St. 69, No. 22 Michigan St. 67 Saturday’s box scores

ILLINOIS 66, No. 24 IOWA 63 ILLINOIS (18-13) Nunn 4-4 0-0 10, Egwu 5-9 4-5 14, Abrams 2-9 1-2 7, Hill 0-6 0-0 0, Rice 7-16 1-2 15, Bertrand 2-3 2-2 6, Morgan 1-2 0-0 2, Ekey 4-5 1-1 12. Totals 25-54 9-12 66. IOWA (20-11) Basabe 3-4 0-1 6, White 3-6 5-7 12, Woodbury 5-7 1-2 11, Marble 3-11 1-2 8, Gesell 4-13 2-2 11, Olaseni 3-5 0-0 6, Oglesby 1-3 0-0 3, Jok 1-2 0-0 3, Clemmons 0-0 0-0 0, McCabe 1-1 0-0 3, Uthoff 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-54 9-14 63. Halftime–Iowa 34-29. 3-Point Goals_Illinois 7-19 (Ekey 3-4, Nunn 2-2, Abrams 2-5, Bertrand 0-1, Hill 0-2, Rice 0-5), Iowa 6-17 (McCabe 1-1, White 1-2, Jok 1-2, Oglesby 1-3, Marble 1-4, Gesell 1-4, Uthoff 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Illinois 34 (Egwu, Ekey 6), Iowa 29 (White 8). Assists–Illinois 12 (Nunn 4), Iowa 16 (Gesell 5). Total Fouls–Illinois 16, Iowa 13.

CHICAGO ST. 67, SEATTLE 53 SEATTLE (13-16) Trent 2-5 0-0 4, Crook 0-4 5-8 5, Umipig 3-10 0-1 8, Pickett, Jr. 2-11 3-6 7, Flora 6-11 4-4 22, Murray 1-1 0-0 2, Chibuogwu 1-4 0-0 3, Adenekan 0-0 0-0 0, Powell 0-2 2-4 2, Trimble 0-0 0-0 0, Bidart 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-48 14-23 53. CHICAGO ST. (13-18) Denard 1-4 0-1 2, Pippen 5-10 1-2 14, Ross 5-12 5-8 15, Gray 1-4 0-0 2, Duhon 5-6 8-10 18, Griffin 3-7 1-2 7, Gage 0-0 0-0 0, Dimakos 1-3 0-0 2, Muhammad 0-2 0-0 0, Batson 0-0 0-0 0, Rosenberg 1-7 5-6 7, Starks 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 20-29 67. Halftime–Chicago St. 32-24. 3-Point Goals–Seattle 9-22 (Flora 6-11, Umipig 2-7, Chibuogwu 1-2, Trent 0-2), Chicago St. 3-15 (Pippen 3-7, Rosenberg 0-1, Muhammad 0-1, Duhon 0-1, Dimakos 0-1, Ross 0-2, Gray 0-2). Fouled Out–Crook, Griffin. Rebounds–Seattle 35 (Crook 9), Chicago St. 39 (Ross 10). Assists–Seattle 10 (Pickett, Jr. 5), Chicago St. 17 (Rosenberg 6). Total Fouls–Seattle 23, Chicago St. 24. A–1,283.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 35 26 .574 Brooklyn 31 30 .508 New York 24 40 .375 Boston 22 41 .349 Philadelphia 15 47 .242 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 43 17 .717 Washington 33 29 .532 Charlotte 29 34 .460 Atlanta 26 35 .426 Orlando 19 45 .297 Central Division W L Pct x-Indiana 46 17 .730 Chicago 35 28 .556 Detroit 24 39 .381 Cleveland 24 40 .375 Milwaukee 12 50 .194

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 46 16 .742 Houston 44 19 .698 Dallas 38 26 .594 Memphis 36 26 .581 New Orleans 26 37 .413 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 46 17 .730 Portland 42 21 .667 Minnesota 31 31 .500 Denver 27 35 .435 Utah 22 41 .349 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 44 20 .688 Golden State 39 24 .619 Phoenix 36 25 .590 Sacramento 22 41 .349 L.A. Lakers 22 42 .344 x-clinched playoff spot Saturday’s results Utah 104, Philadelphia 92 New York 107, Cleveland 97 Memphis 111, Charlotte 89 San Antonio 121, Orlando 112 Washington 114, Milwaukee 107 L.A. Clippers 109, Atlanta 108 Sunday’s results Chicago 95, Miami 88, OT L.A. Lakers 114, Oklahoma City 110 New Orleans 111, Denver 107, OT Brooklyn 104, Sacramento 89 Boston 118, Detroit 111 Toronto 111, Minnesota 104 Houston 118, Portland 113, OT Dallas 105, Indiana 94 Phoenix at Golden State, late Today’s games Denver at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Toronto at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 8 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

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BULLS 95, HEAT 88, OT MIAMI (88) James 8-23 0-0 17, Battier 0-2 0-0 0, Bosh 6-10 0-0 15, Chalmers 1-4 7-7 9, Wade 7-16 11-12 25, Andersen 1-2 0-0 2, Allen 2-5 1-1 7, Beasley 1-5 0-0 2, Cole 4-7 2-2 11, Oden 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-74 21-22 88. CHICAGO (95) Dunleavy 4-8 0-0 8, Boozer 4-14 1-2 9, Noah 9-16 2-4 20, Hinrich 5-11 0-0 11, Butler 4-15 6-6 16, Snell 0-1 0-0 0, Gibson 3-11 1-3 7, Augustin 8-13 2-2 22, Mohammed 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 38-90 12-17 95. Miami 19 24 24 19 2 — 88 Chicago 21 16 22 27 9 — 95 3-Point Goals–Miami 7-20 (Bosh 3-5, Allen 2-3, Cole 1-2, James 1-3, Chalmers 0-1, Battier 0-2, Wade 0-2, Beasley 0-2), Chicago 7-19 (Augustin 4-6, Butler 2-6, Hinrich 1-3, Snell 0-1, Dunleavy 0-3). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Miami 47 (Andersen 13), Chicago 55 (Noah 12). Assists–Miami 20 (James 8), Chicago 25 (Noah 7). Total Fouls–Miami 21, Chicago 18. Technicals–James, Butler, Noah, Chicago defensive three second. A–22,028 (20,917).

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF Boston 42 17 5 89 204 Montreal 35 24 7 77 166 Toronto 34 23 8 76 193 Tampa Bay 34 24 6 74 183 Detroit 29 22 13 71 171 Ottawa 28 25 11 67 182 Florida 24 33 7 55 156 Buffalo 19 37 8 46 128 Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 42 17 4 88 201 N.Y. Rangers 35 26 4 74 171 Philadelphia 33 24 7 73 183 Columbus 33 26 5 71 186 Washington 30 25 10 70 191 New Jersey 28 24 13 69 161 Carolina 27 28 9 63 160 N.Y. Islanders 24 33 9 57 181

GA 143 166 198 167 179 209 206 188 GA 157 162 188 178 197 167 184 224

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA 44 14 6 94 211 145 38 13 14 90 223 172 41 18 5 87 196 170 34 22 8 76 158 157 31 23 10 72 185 179 30 28 7 67 180 189 26 28 10 62 152 191 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 43 14 7 93 207 157 San Jose 41 17 7 89 199 157 Los Angeles 37 22 6 80 159 137 Phoenix 29 24 11 69 177 185 Vancouver 29 27 10 68 153 174 Calgary 25 32 7 57 150 191 Edmonton 22 35 8 52 162 212 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. St. Louis Chicago Colorado Minnesota Dallas Winnipeg Nashville

Saturday’s results Boston 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Ottawa 5, Winnipeg 3 St. Louis 2, Colorado 1 Toronto 4, Philadelphia 3, OT New Jersey 5, Carolina 4 Washington 3, Phoenix 2 Columbus 1, Nashville 0 Dallas 4, Minnesota 3 Vancouver 2, Calgary 1 San Jose 4, Montreal 0 Sunday’s results St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 3, Detroit 0 Boston 5, Florida 2 Chicago 2, Buffalo 1 Los Angeles 4, Edmonton 2 Today’s games Pittsburgh at Washington, 6 p.m. Nashville at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Toronto at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Sunday’s box score

BLACKHAWKS 2, SABRES 1 Chicago 1 0 1 —2 Buffalo 1 0 0 —1 First Period–1, Chicago, Kane 28 (Sharp, Oduya), 3:12. 2, Buffalo, Stafford 11 (Conacher, Ennis), 9:11. Penalties–Saad, Chi (tripping), 4:39; Ennis, Buf (hooking), 5:23; Oduya, Chi (tripping), 19:54. Second Period–None. Penalties–Kruger, Chi (high-sticking), 3:35; D’Agostini, Buf (holding), 5:45; D’Agostini, Buf (interference), 14:12; Ruhwedel, Buf (hooking), 17:37. Third Period–3, Chicago, Toews 25 (Saad, Shaw), 1:34. Penalties_Regin, Chi (tripping), 5:07; Ehrhoff, Buf (slashing), 8:51; Hjalmarsson, Chi (hooking), 14:28. Shots on Goal–Chicago 11-13-7_31. Buffalo 8-5-8_21. Power-play opportunities–Chicago 0 of 5; Buffalo 0 of 5. Goalies–Chicago, C.Crawford 25-11-10 (21 shots-20 saves). Buffalo, Enroth 4-14-5 (31-29).

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Reassigned RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Mike Wright, and INF Chris Marrero to their minor league camp. MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned LHPs Logan Darnell, Edgar Ibarra and Brooks Raley and RHP Trevor May to Rochester (IL); 1B Kennys Vargas to New Britain (EL); INF Jorge Polanco and OF Max Kepler to Fort Myers (FSL). Reassigned RHPs Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino; Cs Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch and Stuart Turner; OFs Byron Buxton and Chris Rahl and INF Miguel Sano to their minor league camp. NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Jose Ramirez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Reassigned LHP Francisco Rondon to their minor league camp.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA PLAINTIFF Vs. Katrina Miles; et. al. DEFENDANTS

13 CH 00071 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 3/3/2014, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 4/24/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 07-08-05-479-001 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1002 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 1413-19010. March 10, 17, 24, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE-MORRISON, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ESEQUIEL TRUJILLO AKA ZEKE TRUJILLO, LISA TRUJILLO AKA LISA LYNN TRUJILLO, MERS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR SOLUTIONS FUNDING, INC. and SOLUTIONS FUNDING, INC., Defendants. 13 CH 131 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 912 4TH AVE. STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on December 11, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 11-21-285-001 Commonly known as: 912 4th Ave., Sterling, IL 61081 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on April 23, 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 $57,620.72. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at ay time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC March 10, 17, 24, 2014


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE-MORRISON, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs.

ESEQUIEL TRUJILLO AKA ZEKE TRUJILLO, LISA TRUJILLO AKA LISA LYNN TRUJILLO, MERS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR SOLUTIONS FUNDING, INC. and SOLUTIONS FUNDING, INC., Defendants. 13 CH 131 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 912 4TH AVE. STERLING, IL 61081 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on December 11, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit:

NOTICE OF MEETING DATES The Nelson Township Board will hold monthly meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Nelson Village Hall for the fiscal year starting April 1, 2014. Lois Barnhart Township Clerk March 10, 2014

Lot 12 in Block 4 in Elias D. LeFevre's Addition to the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 31. Permanent Index Number: 11-21-285-001 Commonly known as: 912 4th Ave., Sterling, IL 61081 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on April 23, 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 $57,620.72. 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)

NOTICE OF ANNUAL TOWN MEETING Notice is hereby given to the legal voters, residents of the Town of Nelson in the County of Lee and State of Illinois, that the Annual Town Meeting of said Town will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm. at the Nelson Village Hall. Lois Barnhart Township Clerk March 10, 2014

INVITATION FOR BIDS The City of Rock Falls invites bids for the right to harvest hay upon real estate of the city located in the Rock Falls Industrial Park. Sealed bids, together with required bid security, will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, 603 W. 10th Street, Rock Falls, Illinois until 4:00 o'clock p.m. CDT on March 24th, 2014. Copies of the bid specifications, including location and quantity of acres, may be obtained from Building Official Mark Searing, 603 West 10th Street, Rock Falls, Illinois. The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Eric M. Arduini, Clerk City of Rock Falls

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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/3/2014, the Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois will on 4/24/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Lee County Courthouse 112 East Second Street Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT FIVE (5) OF MABEL N. WHITMORE'S SUBDIVISION BEING A PART OF BLOCK ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN (117) IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DIXON, RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE IN BOOK "C" OF PLATS, PAGE 7, ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS.

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The Ogle County Health Dept. is seeking a Director Clinical Services, a full-time management position for nursing and communicable disease staff and services. Must be an RN with a bachelor's in nursing or related field. Send resume to Doreen OBrien, 907 West Pines Road, Oregon, Illinois 61061. TO OUR

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

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

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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))

AUCTIONS

615

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775

WANT TO BUY 795

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

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NO SALE TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705

JUST ANIMALS LOW COST

1-18 diecast muscle cars, P/S, S/S, Sox & Martain, Landy, McCandless, Grotheer, Deswick, Grumpy Jenkins American Muscle, GMP, precision, Auto world & Greenlight. 309714-0787

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Walker w/ 4 wheels $75; Robot computer sweeper, $75; Toro snowblower, $70; complete seat assembly from a Hover Round chair, $50; all in good cond. 815-441-5082

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I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

APPLIANCES

FIREARM AUCTION LARGEST IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS MATTOON, IL Sunday March 16th 9AM 800 Guns!!!! Winchesters; Singer 1911-A1; Parker 28ga.; Ruger Hawkeye; Colts; Brownings; More! Bauer Auction Service

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Pet Supplies Plus Store in Sterling Tuesday, Mar. 18th ___3pm-7pm___ Tractor Supply Store in Dixon Tuesday, Mar. 25th ___3pm-7pm___ Cat & dog exams $10, Most vaccines $12 Heartworm test & Microchips $20. By appointment only:

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MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917

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FIREWOOD $75/load 815-677-4803 Mixed Hardwood $80/pickup load Delivered 779-423-4249

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Ethan Allen maple Heirloom dining table & 4 Duxbury chairs, nutmeg finish. $500. Call 630926-1350. Leather Sofa by Bernhardt, Great Condition. Pd. $2500 in 2000. See online pics. Yours for $950. Neg. 815631-2675 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477. Moving Sale Dining room table w/ 6 chairs & 2 leaves, 3 yr. Sofa, 2 flat screen TV's/ stands, end tables, vintage chair. 779245-0265 (Sterling) Tegelers Oval double pedestal table w/ 4 leaves & 6 chairs. $1,000. 815-772-3762

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

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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 Airco welder 225 amp portable AC/ DC stick 50ft lead copper wound and Miller welder, 250 amp with 50 ft cord and 12ft lead. $850 each. Phone 815440-0649. N-Scale Model Trains, engines, freight cars, track, passenger car set, misc. $750 obo 815-994-2101 New 8 ft. skid steer snow pusher box. Univ. mount fits almost any style skid steer. $1,700. Call 815-716-0355 Real nice Lazy Boy recliner. $70. Call 815-718-4385.

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Ariens snowblower 7hp, 24â&#x20AC;? cut. 2 stage. Self prop. $250. Call 815973-3223.

Large estate sale including: shotgun, rifle, many boxes of sealed baseball cards & wax-packs, hand & power tools, deepwell sockets, modern furniture, 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of new items in boxes, many QVC T.V. purchases, bakers rack, 14â&#x20AC;? elec. chainsaw, scooter store cart w/book & charger, 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; step ladder-Keller, lawn mowers, weed cutters - gas & elec., area rugs, bar stools, etc, etc. Complete ad to follow on Wednesday, March 12th! Auction City Sales Auctioneer: Lee Hollingsworth Phone 815-288-5814 IL. License #40000730

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