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District email back online Effects of hack linger on website, Twitter account BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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Republican Bill Brady (right) speaks with Dixon resident Charles Hage on Monday at Books on First as state representative Tom Demmer stands by. Dixon was one of several campaign stops Monday for Brady, who is vying for the Republican nomination for governor in the March 18 primary.

Brady stops in Dixon, calls himself most-electable BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – State Sen. Bill Brady was in Dixon on Monday evening and touted himself as the most-electable candidate in the Republican field. Brady, R-Bloomington, met with a handful of residents at Book on First, 202 W. First St., 8 days before the March 18 primary and said that he was the

“reliable Republican.” He pledged that he would work to reduce then eliminate the state income tax, if elected, in addition to eliminating the state Board of Education and protecting existing pensions. Brady lost in the 2010 general election to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and is running against Bruce Rauner, a wealthy private-equity investor, state Sen. Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer

Dan Rutherford for the Republican nomination. “If you look at what it takes [to beat Quinn], I’m the one candidate who’s electable,” Brady said in an interview. “And the reason we say that is, to be electable, you have to be able to bring the Republican base together. And I won 98 of 102 counties [in 2010].” RELIABLE CONTINUED ON A8

Split in support; united in opposition Local lawmakers pick their ponies; neither backing front-running Rauner BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

Tim Bivins, R-Dixon

Local Republican lawmakers are divided in the race for their party’s nomination for governor. One person they are not supporting – Bruce Rauner, the wealthy private-equity investor who is leading in both fundraising and public opinion polls. Rauner is one of four Republicans seeking the nomination in next Tuesday’s primary election.

First-term Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, supports state Sen. Bill Brady, a Bloomington Republican who lost in the 2010 general election to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Meanwhile, state Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, is backing fellow Sen. Kirk Dillard, a suburbanite who is running second in the polls. He also finished second to Brady for the GOP nomination for governor in 2010. SPLIT CONTINUED ON A8

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DIXON – The Dixon Public Schools email accounts are back up and running, the assistant superintendent said Monday. The email accounts, along with the district’s website and Twitter account, were compromised by a hacker March 2. The email was restored Monday morning, Assistant Superintendent Margo Empen said, adding that the website is still being worked on, and the district is working with Twitter to regain control of its account. Technology Director Charles Kinsella said the district is still waiting to hear back from the company that runs its parent portal about whether sensitive information on that separate server was compromised. Last week, Superintendent Michael Juenger said the district didn’t think sensitive or private information had been affected. The district’s GoDaddy account, which houses its website server, was hacked, and the website was redirected around 7 p.m. March 2, Kinsella said last week. The district fixed the redirect by the next morning, but the website was redirected a second time. On March 3, Sauk Valley Media received an email from a district employee’s account, but from the email’s content it was clear the employee didn’t send it. The district was notified and later confirmed that the email had been compromised.

CHIEF CONCERN IN OREGON

Promise made as ground is broken Owner says May open is likely, but won’t specify date BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

ROCK FALLS – Construction has started at the new Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches restaurant at 511 First Ave., and a May opening is likely, its owner says.

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“The demolition is done, and now we’ve moved on to the plumbing and general construction part of the work,” store owner Liandro Arellano Jr. said. Arellano also owns the Dixon Jimmy John’s. The building has been gutted and

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Andrzej Dajnowski of Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio in Forest Park works on the Blackhawk statue Monday at Lowden State Park in Oregon. Restoration work began on the 104-year-old statue in 2013.

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Tennessee murder case has local ties Couple accused of overloading 5-year-old girl with grape soda BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

A Tennessee couple accused of causing the death of their 5-year-old child in 2012 have local connections. The 2-year-old case is getting extra attention because of how their daughter died: by being made to drink huge amounts of grape soda and water as punishment.

Last month, Randall Lee Vaughn, 41, and Mary Lavonne Vaughn, 58, of Surgoinsville, Tenn., were charged with first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated child neglect, and aggravated child abuse. Alexa Rae Linboom, a kindergartner, died Jan. 3, 2012. Randall Vaughn was her biological father; Mary Vaughn was her step-

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mother. Mary Vaughn is believed to have lived in Ogle County some years ago. The girl’s biological mother is Katie Linboom of Rock Falls, according to an obituary that appeared in Sauk Valley Media shortly after the girl’s death in 2012.

The obituary didn’t include Randall or Mary Vaughn’s name. A funeral was held in Sterling about a week later; the child was buried in Surgoinsville, a small town in northeastern Tennessee. Mary Vaughn had no brushes with the law in Ogle County, according to the county’s online court records. District Attorney General Berkeley Bell told the Kingsport (Tenn.) TimesNews that the Vaughns forced the child to drink 12-ounce bottles of grape soda, maybe four or

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more, and an unknown amount of water. “They also failed to take care of the child once she was injured,� Bell told the newspaper. “Our position is it was a matter of several hours after the child started exhibiting serious symptoms, after the child was screaming out in pain, went into a paralyzed state, and became unconscious.� On Jan. 1, 2012, the Hawkins County, Tenn., sheriff’s office was notified that Linboom had been brought to the Hawkins County Memorial Hospi-

tal emergency room, the Times-News reported. She was then airlifted to Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, where she died 2 days later. After a 2-year investigation, authorities determined that Linboom died because of acute fluidwater intoxication. The excess fluids “led to her brain swelling and all of her systems shutting down, and to her eventual brain death,� Bell told the Times-News. “The punishment was allegedly for stealing a grape drink.�

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As the city of Rockford attempted to rebuild its long-struggling economy a few years ago, officials found promise in a humming aerospace sector that sprung up where other manufacturing faltered. In a city known for high unemployment and Rust Belt decay, almost 100 companies were quietly designing and building parts for components such as jet engines and repairing the planes that use them. The extent of the work being done impressed even people who knew some of the companies were there. “The more that we began to research, the more that we began to go, ‘Holy smokes’ – the concentration here was amazing,� said Eric Voyles, vice president of national business development at the Rockford Area Economic Development Council. Late last year, state and local economic officials used those assets to make a serious – albeit ultimately unsuccessful – bid for a new commercial airliner being built by The Boeing Company. State and local officials say Boeing told them the bid was strong enough to put Rockford among the final handful of locations the company looked at before settling on a site in familiar Washington state. Boeing declined comment on any of the 50-plus locations that bid to build the new 777x. Although it’s not clear if Boeing ever seriously considered moving, the company used the other bids to pressure union workers in Washington state, industry experts said. Rockford’s challenge is turning that feel-good moment into something more. “I think there’s so much value in what everybody discovered here, from the governor’s office on down to the Rockford

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Jerry Hampton (left) grabs a wrench from Brian Ward while doing maintenance Oct. 21 on the engine of a plane brought in from Columbia at Emery Air Inc. in Rockford. Emery is one of the almost 100 aerospace and aviation companies in Rockford. [officials]� said David Roeder, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The effort already has begun. State and local officials plan to return this year to a major air show in Europe to tout the advantages of moving businesses to Rockford. The lesson for other smaller cities and towns is to pay attention to what you have, because economic trends change, Voyles said. Tuscola in eastern Illinois was a finalist for the FutureGen clean-coal project a few years ago. It has used that close call – and its proximity to a major natural gas line, railroads and an interstate highway – to compete for a large fertilizer plant. “We found out 5 or 6 years ago that we were a good spot for industrial development,� said Brian Moody, executive director of Tuscola Economic Development

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OBITUARIES RJ Robert â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fishermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Smith ROCHELLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; RJ Robert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fishermanâ&#x20AC;? Smith, 78, of Rochelle, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home. Bob was born Feb. 26, 1936, in Wise County, Virginia, to Elmer and Maude (Walker) Smith. Bob married Betty Lea Gregory on Feb. 4, 1955 in Richmond, Ind. They lived in Dayton, Ohio, Ashton, and Rochelle. Bob worked at Price Brothers Inc. for 30 years as a crane operator. He had a love for fishing, boating, and the outdoors. Bob also loved to spend his time playing cards with his friends and family. Bob was an amazing cook â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if he could catch it, he could cook it. Bob was a loving, compassionate, and caring father, grandfather, and father-in-law, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his four sons, Gregory A. (Gay) Smith of Dixon, Robert J. Smith Jr. and Mark Smith, both of Rochelle, and Jim (Betsy) Smith of Lindenwood; eight grandchildren, Gregory A. Smith Jr.,

Gwyn Smith, Bobbie Joe Smith, Asha Doperalski, Brady Smith, Eric Lovelady, Alex Smith, and JJ Slayton; three great-grandchildren, Gregory A. Smith III, Hunter Smith, and Jeremy Smith; one brother, LH (Mary) Smith of West Milton, Ohio; and one daughter-in-law, Denise (Richard) Smith of Rochelle. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents, Elmer and Maude Smith; his sister, Helen Smith; his brother, Paris Smith; and his sons, Raymond Smith and Richard Smith. Visitation will be from 5 to 5:50 p.m. Thursday and a memorial service at 6 p.m. Thursday at Rochelle United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., with the Rev. Cindy Marino, pastor, officiating. A fellowship time will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the family and sent to Jim and Betsy Smith, 16899 E. Ivy Rd., Lindenwood, IL 61049. Visit www.ungerhorner. com to send condolences.

Charles J. Knie POLO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Charles J. Knie, 88, of Polo, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Aberdeen, S.D., to Ernest and Lottie Knie. They moved to Polo in 1941. He graduated from Polo Community High School in 1943. During World War II, he served as a sergeant in Company C, 396th Police Battalion of the Army. He was married to Eileen Strite on Oct. 9, 1949, at Polo Church of the Brethren, of which they both were devoted members. In 1946, he established his own business in Polo. Knie Appliance & TV Inc., now a thirdgeneration business, has flourished in the Sauk Valley area for the past 68 years. In 1994, he was named a Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions Club International Foundation. A devoted businessman, Charles continued to work until the age of 85. He also loved traveling around the world, spending time at the

family cabin on the Rock River, hunting, fishing, painting, birdwatching, and working in his flower garden. He is survived by his wife; four children, Steven Knie, Mark (Laura) Knie, Christine (Vernon) Shenefelt, and David (Teresa) Knie; sister, Lorraine (Vernon) Meyer; sister-in-law, Lila (Larry) Knie; five grandchildren, Renee Shenefelt, Valerie (Ben) Bingle, Ryan Shenefelt, Keeley Knie, and Josh Knie; and three greatgrandchildren, Gavin Zell, Taryn Zell, and Evy Bingle. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Larry Knie. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Polo Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Polo Church of the Brethren, followed by a luncheon and fellowship until 2 p.m. A family graveside service will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Polo. Military honors will be accorded. Memorial contributions may be made to Polo Lions Club, Granny Rose Animal Shelter, or Polo Church of the Brethren.

Alan C. Walker DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Alan Collin Walker, 56, of Dixon, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He worked for the Dixon State School and Kreider Services in Dixon for several years. Alan was born March 11, 1957, in Dixon, the son of Collin â&#x20AC;&#x153;Redâ&#x20AC;? and Nancy (Kopacz) Walker. Survivors include one brother, John (Judy) Zmudka of Dixon; one sister, Vickey Walker of Elgin; and one niece, Christine (Rick) Bollman, and one great-nephew,

Landon Bollman, both of Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Zmudka. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon, with the Rev. Michael F. Cole, pastor of the Worship Center in Dixon, officiating. A memorial has been established to Granny Rose Animal Shelter in Dixon. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Lucille Reeser STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lucille Reeser, 96, of Sterling, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements.

Irene L. Ferraro ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Irene L. Ferraro, 90, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Rock Falls Rehabilitation Center. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

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Ramona F. Eidenmiller OHIO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ramona F. Eidenmiller, 88, of Ohio, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Ramona was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Sublette, the daughter of Raymond and Rose Veronica (Donnelly) Fitzpatrick. She was united in marriage to Robert J. Eidenmiller on Aug. 1, 1949, in Arlington. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1996. Ramona had been a guidance counselor at Ohio High School for many years. Her duties were more of a calling than a job to her, and she blessed many students with her encouragement, wisdom, and generosity. In life, her students existed, not only within the high school halls, but also in the people she met out in the world. When she interacted with those who had what they felt was an impossible dream, she helped them take steps to turn the impossible into the possible. She never gave up on troubled students, staying in touch with them as the years passed and encouraging them to strive for more. When people had no faith in themselves, she gave them some of hers. As a result, many were able to burst out of cocoons, shake their

wings, and begin to fly. Wherever she went, she made friends, and she was no stranger to new opportunities to grow and learn. When asked to introduce herself at events, she simply said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am Ramona Eidenmiller, lifelong learner.â&#x20AC;? She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Francis, Raymond in infancy, and Monsignor Don J.; and one sister, Mary Eileen Crock. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., with the rosary recited at 3:30 p.m., Friday at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Visitation also will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Ohio, with the Rev. Thomas Shaw, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Delavan. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Ohio Immaculate Conception Church, St. Bede, and the Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614. Visit www.garlandfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Jacqueline T. Reed ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jacqueline T. Reed, 70, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at her home. She was employed at Tyco in Sterling for several years. Jacqueline was born Dec. 2, 1943, in Holyoke, Mass., the daughter of Fernand and Irene (Jacques) Caron. She was a member of Rock River Christian Center in Rock Falls. Survivors include one

son, Noel Reed of Rock Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Laura Root-Tanner officiating. A memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Alvah Christian Drew Jr., 74, of Dixon, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his home. Alvah was born June 19, 1939, in Dixon, the son of Alvah Christian and Elizabeth â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beeâ&#x20AC;? (Frey) Drew. He married Carol Lynne Abbott on June 9, 1963, in Dixon. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dixon for 24 years and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon for 20 years. He also was member of Dixon Elks Lodge Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 779. Alvah was a volunteer fireman for Dixon Rural Fire Department for 13 years. He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout, and reached the rank of Star Scout at age 15. Alvah enjoyed bowling, golfing, and fishing in the Rock River, the Mississippi River, and Lake Michigan. He collected Indian artifacts, and found more than 500 arrowheads in the Dixon area and Minnesota. He also liked U.S. history, and visited many Civil War and Indian battlefields. Alvah traveled through 47 states, and took his family on many driving vacations all over the U.S. One of Alvah and Lynneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite spots was Door County, Wisconsin. Alvah worked for Kroger Food Stores for 9 years. He worked for Ames Furniture Store

Jordan R. Morris GALT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jordan R. Morris, 21, of Galt, died Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born Dec. 29, 1992, in Sterling, a son of Richard and Susan (Stutzke) Morris. He worked at Angeloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Rock Falls. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his little brother, James. Jordan enjoyed being with his friends, and lived life to the fullest. He was most-known for his contagious smile and laugh. Those left to honor his memory include his parents, Richard and Susan of Galt; his brothers, Jacob (Jessica) Morris of Sterling and James Morris at home; his maternal grandmother, Janet Stutzke of Galt; his

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paternal grandmother, Janet Morris of Prophetstown; special nieces, Teagan and Kaelin; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James H. Morris and Donald E. Stutzke. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Nancy Weingartner officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Bryan Angone STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bryan Angone, 44, of Sterling, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

Roberta A. Tichler FULTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Roberta A. Tichler, 76, of Fulton, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton is handling arrangements.

Obituary information All obituaries, including death notices, are due by 2 p.m. Sunday through Friday for the following dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition. They can be sent via e-mail, obituaries@ saukvalley.com or fax, 815-625-9390. For more information, call 815-625-3600 or 815284-2222, ext. 530 or 502.

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from 1963 until it closed in 1991. He then went to work for Dixon Pharmacy as the director of sales and promotions for the stores in Dixon, Ashton, and Oregon. Alvah also worked for Technicare Medical Supply until they closed. He then went to work for Medical Products Group until 2005, when his health forced him into retirement. Survivors include his wife, Lynne Drew, one son, Ken (Carol) Drew, one daughter, Jennifer (Wade) Winters, two grandchildren, Anthony Stramka and Kaitlyn Winters, one greatgranddaughter, Brynleigh Winters, and one sister, Barb Herbon, all of Dixon; one sister-inlaw, Gaylene Drew of Edgerton, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Drew. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Sheley, pastor of Oneighty Church in Sterling, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. A memorial has been established. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome. com to send condolences.

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Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal reputation costs extra $80M Report: Illinois pays â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;risk premiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; when it borrows money SPRINGFIELD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Illinois wears a â&#x20AC;&#x153;scarlet letterâ&#x20AC;? when it borrows money, denoting a woeful fiscal reputation that cost at least $80 million in additional interest charges over a 5-year period, a study released Monday found. The University of Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Institute of Government and Public Affairs compared the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales of general obligation bonds

against other states from 2005 to 2010 and found Illinois paid a â&#x20AC;&#x153;risk premium,â&#x20AC;? based solely on buyersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; perception of its credit stability. The credit rating has worsened since then. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Investors in the municipal secondary markets demand a risk premium for Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; general obligation debt that is greater than the financial, economic, and fiscal conditions warrant,â&#x20AC;? the studyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authors wrote, suggesting itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because investors see Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; debt as â&#x20AC;&#x153;toxic,â&#x20AC;? despite constitutional guarantees that state debt will be paid. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-known that taxpay-

ers pay higher interest rates on money Illinois borrows because it has the worst credit rating of any state, driven by the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inability to keep up with obligations to its state pension accounts. The debt in five retirement systems had grown to $100 billion by the time lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn devised a plan last fall to erase that deficit over the next three decades â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a plan whose future is uncertain because of court challenges. The study, conducted by DePaul University professor Martin Luby, a visiting researcher at the U of I insti-

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimmy Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blueprints are very specific, which is why we had to do special bathrooms and do new plumbing,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The company is also expanding a lot, so they have a pretty big workload.â&#x20AC;? Although the unexpected can pop up during the rebuilding, Arellano says it has reached a point where chances are good for a May opening. When the new store is ready, a soft opening is planned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to let anyone know in advance,â&#x20AC;? Arellano said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One day weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just be open and serving.â&#x20AC;? Soft openings are common in many types of businesses, but particularly in food service. Arellano will have a totally new staff with several young people who might even be working their first job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Service is such a big

part of what we do in this business,â&#x20AC;? Arellano said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to manage expectations and make sure that these young employees donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get overwhelmed.â&#x20AC;? Arellano has hired a few people who already have been training at his Dixon store. He plans to hire about 30 more people before the store opens. He plans to hire a couple of people at a time, so they also can train at the other store, Downtown Rock Falls has experienced what Arellano calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;a bit of a renaissanceâ&#x20AC;? of late. He says it has been exciting to set up shop with Touch of Thai II, a new sports bar, and other new businesses along the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main drag. In addition to the restaurant, The Touch of Thai II project, at First Avenue and Second Street, includes a bar, coffee shop, and gym/wellness center. The progress is the result of groundwork that was laid over a long period of time, said Bethany

Bland, Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very excited to see this gradually happen,â&#x20AC;? Bland said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A great deal of time and effort went into whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting to happen along the riverfront and downtown.â&#x20AC;? Arianna Krutsinger, who started working with Arellano when the Dixon store opened 6 years ago, has been promoted to replace the owner as general manager in Dixon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to be my own general manager in Rock Falls for a while,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably hire someone there, too, so I can focus on area operations.â&#x20AC;? Arellano says he is considering several other possible business projects, but he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ruled out the possibility of expanding Jimmy Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in this area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m keeping my eye on Sterling,â&#x20AC;? Arellano said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the Rock Falls store is really busy, it would be easy to service another one in Sterling.â&#x20AC;?

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tute, and Tima Moldogaziev of the University of South Carolina, set out to determine whether interest rates were even higher than other statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rates in similar situations. They used a â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;scarlet letterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; metaphor to note the hypothesized incremental risk premium demanded by investors on bonds that carry the name â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Illinois.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Comparing all state bond sales for those 5 years, the researchers controlled for market conditions, interest rates and types of bond issues, plus they added a final, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Illinois Reputationâ&#x20AC;? variable.

The analysis found the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Illinois Reputationâ&#x20AC;? variable added to the interest rate paid by as much as two-tenths of 1 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at least $80 million during the period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s above what the state should have been paying based on our worst-in-the-nation credit rating,â&#x20AC;? Luby said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one expensive reputation.â&#x20AC;? The study notes that since 2010, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal situation has further deteriorated and rating agencies have downgraded it further, leading the authors to suspect the risk premium has continued to grow since then.

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund and capital projects are among the items expected to be discussed at a budget workshop today. The workshop starts at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 121 W. Second St. Two budget workshops remain, including todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, Finance Director Paula Meyer said. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current fiscal YEARENDSON!PRIL Go to www.DiscoverDixon.org or call City Hall at   FORANAGENda or more information.

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*/,)%4!0 n"ONDWAS SETAT FORASUBurban Chicago high school teacher accused of having sex with a female student. Ryan W. Dolan, a history teacher and wrestling coach at Tinley Park High School, is charged with two counts of felony criminal sexual assault. He appeared Monday in Will County Circuit Court on two counts of felony criminal sexual assault. Prosecutors allege the 29-year-old Dolan had sexUALCONTACTWITHA YEAR old student Friday. He was arrested Saturday. Prosecutors sought bail OF  BUTDEFENSE attorney Earl Grinbarg requested a lower amount, noting Dolan has no criminal record. He says Dolan wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t return to the school.

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FULTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fulton city officials have found a way to use revenues generated by the new Illinois Video Gaming Act, but not everyone on the City Council agrees with the new suggestion. At a council meeting March 3, Alderman Randy Boonstra ignited the conversation by offering a motion to add the tax revenues to the budget line item of building or rebuilding city infrastructure and to the development of city parks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, it would be good for this income stream to be used for the good of all people in town, and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of anything other than parks that everybody uses,â&#x20AC;? Boonstra said. By offering the motion, Boonstra insisted that the video gambling revenue would be designated to a specific area of need, instead of its current designation into the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund. If the council decides to approve Boonstraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motion at its March 18 meeting, it

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would add approximately $30,000 worth of revenue to more than $20,000 already budgeted for parks and infrastructure. But, City Administrator Ed Cannon warned the council that if the council members â&#x20AC;&#x153;tie [their] hands with the video gaming revenues,â&#x20AC;? they would be unable to use those revenues to fund other projects and may face shortfalls in other areas. It is because of that mentality that Boonstra made the suggestion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the motion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the first place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly why I want this money to go somewhere else,â&#x20AC;? Boonstra said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because every year youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find something to spend it on, instead of saying maybe we need to spend a little bit less somewhere.â&#x20AC;? While some members of the council agreed that the city needs to address its infrastructure and park issues, they did not all agree that using those specific monies was how they would accomplish it. And some aldermen felt

that the video gambling revenue funds would be better served somewhere else all together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like maybe perhaps a senior citizens center, which is in dire need,â&#x20AC;? Alderman Howard Van Zuiden said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our parks look pretty good to me.â&#x20AC;? According to Public Works Director Dan Clark, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parks are in dire need as well. He added that the parks and infrastructure line items in his budget are the only ones to zero out at the end of each fiscal year, and that having those additional revenue funds would aid him a great deal. He also commented that, with the addition of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new nature center adjacent to Heritage Canyon, the council will need to consider how it plans to fund that project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you remember we had that discussion, and I said if you ever find any extra money, please consider parks as one place to put it,â&#x20AC;? Clark said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because we certainly donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have near enough to go around.â&#x20AC;?

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THE CANDIDATESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; VOICES | OGLE COUNTY STATEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ATTORNEY SAUK VALLEY MEDIA presents a series of guest columns by candidates in contested primary races. Candidates were invited to write up to 500 words about why voters should support them. Columns are placed top to bottom in alphabetical order.

WHERE? Ogle County, population 53,497 (2010 Census). PRIMARY ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, March 18; polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Deep connection to Ogle Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ERIC D. MORROW Oregon

I was born, raised, and educated in rural Illinois and have spent my entire legal career in Ogle County. I am a lifelong Republican. I have enjoyed a deep, well-rounded legal career here in Ogle County. I have practiced criminal law as a prosecutor in the Ogle County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office and as an Ogle County public defender. I have not only practiced criminal law, but I have extensive experience practicing civil law, including litigation, municipal law, real estate and zoning. This wide range of experience is a necessity for the office of stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney. I am honored to be endorsed by former chief judges of the 15th Circuit Court, Michael Mallon and Stephen Pemberton, and longtime Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Doug Floski. As the co-owner of a business for more than a decade, I have learned that the best way to motivate others to achieve

Eric D. Morrow Age: 38 Party: Republican Education: Western Illinois University, bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree, 1997; Southern Illinois University School of Law, law degree, 2000 Professional experience: Assistant stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, Ogle County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, 2000-2002; public defender, 2008-present; private practice attorney, Smith & Morrow Community involvement: Avid lifelong fisherman and hunter; member of the NRA, Pheasants Forever, Rochelle Wildlife Conservation Club; supports Second Amendment rights endorsed by local firearm retailers and CCW instructors; volunteer for the Foundation for Focus House, Serenity Hospice and Home Foundation, and Ogle County Bar Association; active Rotarian, Mason and Shriner; teaches criminal law as an adjunct professor at Sauk Valley Community College; founding member of the Ogle County Drug Court a goal is to ask no more of them than you do of yourself. I will be a fulltime stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, engaged each hour of every day in the business of the office. I will work with the judiciary, the sheriff, the circuit clerk, and the bar to analyze how we can work together to refine the entire process. Together,

we cannot only help the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office be more efficient, but we can all achieve efficiencies that will alleviate undue burden on multiple budgets. Time is money within the court system, and by working together to achieve time-savings collectively, we will reduce our burden on the tax-

payers. More important, however, this more efficient system will benefit victims of crime to get justice much more quickly. I would most like to restore productive lines of communication between the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, the judges, circuit clerk, the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, and private attorneys to facilitate a streamlined and efficient experience for our citizens. Citizens deserve justice without having to wait years, and as the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, I will make certain that cases move much more quickly to conclusion than they have been recently. I have a deep connection to Ogle County. Ogle County is the only home that my children have ever known, and I have a vested interest in seeing that our county is safe. I share the values of its citizens and have served them my entire career. I will continue to do so as Ogle Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Experience, leadership, integrityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; MICHAEL â&#x20AC;&#x153;MIKEâ&#x20AC;? ROCK Byron

A prosecutorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first duty is to seek justice, so as Ogle County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, I have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of everyday people by being fair and firm, and ensuring that the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best interests are top priority. The rewards of working toward justice for the public is the main reason I started my career as a young prosecutor at the Ogle County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office and came back in 2010 as first assistant for my predecessor, Ben Roe. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve prosecuted cases for more than 9 years here in Ogle County, compared to my challengerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less than 2 years, and during that tenure, I worked my way up from focusing on juveniles and civil cases to handling traffic and misdemeanor files before taking on a felony caseload. In 2013, when Ben was appointed to a circuit judge seat, wanting to assure that the office of stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney would continue to run effectively with a seasoned leader, he recommended me to succeed him. My opponent in this primary race also applied for the position, but the Ogle County

Michael â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mikeâ&#x20AC;? Rock Age: 47 Party: Republican Education: Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in political science, University of California at San Diego, 1988; law degree, University of San Francisco, 1992; studied at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, as well as Loyola University, Chicago. Professional experience: Currently Ogle County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney; legal career spans 20-plus years and includes nearly a decade as a prosecutor in Ogle County, as well as more than 10 years private practice in Rockford. Community involvement: Parish member at St. Mary Catholic Church, Byron; member of Family Violence Coordinating Council, Ogle County Bar Association, Leaders Encouraging Abstinence from Drugs (LEAD), Oregon Rotary and Rochelle Chamber of Commerce; vice president of the Byron Kiwanis Club; serves on board of directors for advocacy groups HOPE and Shining Star; coaches a local youth hockey team. Board voted unanimously to appointment me stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney. As your stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had success in seeking the appropriate punishments for repeat and violent offenders, as well as bringing common sense and fairness to secure appropriate remedies and rehabilitation programs for lesser offenses. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve earned a positive and cooperative relationship with other county entities. My retention campaign has been

endorsed by three former Ogle County sheriffs, Jerry Brooks, Mel Messer and Greg Beitel, numerous county board members, and many of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;boots on the groundâ&#x20AC;? in law enforcement. Additionally, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve run the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office with an eye to fiscal responsibility, increasing the collection of court-ordered fines and returning approximately $40,000 to the county coffers during the last county board budget process.

Going forward, I am committed to building upon the public safety efforts of law enforcement to protect our schools and communities by working to prevent crime and putting together solid cases against repeat, violent and serious offenders. I also plan to examine diversion programs for our veterans. Our community owes much to the brave and patriotic individuals who have served our county and can benefit from support and services if they have issues readjusting to civilian life. By casting your Republican primary ballot to retain me, Mike Rock, you can help ensure that the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office continues to seamlessly serve the public. There will be no transition period, no reshuffling of staff, or the need to bring in a special prosecutor to handle the conflict cases if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m retained as your stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney. In that case, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll strive to continue with what I enjoy and have proved qualified at doing: representing the everyday Ogle County resident with the proven experience, leadership, impartiality and integrity you can count on.

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Vote Drought for Ogle sheriff STAN UBBEN Mount Morris

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for a new sheriff. For the past 30 years, I have operated a towing service in Mount Morris. During those years, I had a good working relationship with past Ogle County sheriffs. During the recent past, my business was removed from the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;no preferenceâ&#x20AC;? towing list because of his use of the $350 ordinance tow fee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this fee, plus the storage/towing fees not being paid to my business for a certain unclaimed vehicle. It thus became my property after I refused a paltry offer by the sheriff. A promised return phone call from the sheriff has never happened. Another candidate has no experience to be our sheriff, only that of car dealership service manager. Approximately 6 years non-command police experience and being on the school board are not nearly enough. By knowing this and much more, it is my opinion there is only one qualified candidate in the race for Ogle County sheriff, and he is Joe Drought. With more than 30 years of police work behind him, the past 18 years as a police chief, he has the needed education and experience to be our next sheriff. Please vote for Joe Drought on March 18.

VanVickle for Ogle sheriff DORINDA HAMMER Stillman Valley

Chairman Gouker, to use your own words, you were â&#x20AC;&#x153;asleep at the wheel.â&#x20AC;? Brian VanVickle sat in the row right behind his wife and family along with other concerned citizens; the first two rows were full. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a good job of sweeping the questions under the rug. The yearly audit looks only at money in and money out. The city of Dixon went through those same yearly audits for 20 years before Rita was caught. I applaud Petrizzo and the few others for questioning the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spending. Funny how it took new members coming on the board for this suspicious activity to be noticed. You want to talk â&#x20AC;&#x153;sham and political stuntsâ&#x20AC;?? The board could have demanded to see the FOIA requests and turned over the information that was requested. I will be voting for Brian VanVickle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the only candidate pushing for the truth. Time for someone to take over who has ethics and integrity. There are excellent police officers standing behind Brian. Do you think they would risk their good reputations â&#x20AC;&#x153;slinging mudâ&#x20AC;? if there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t truth there? I think not. Please cast your vote on March 18 for Brian VanVickle for Ogle County sheriff.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The arts are the field on which we place our own dreams, thoughts and desires alongside those of others, so that solitudes can meet, to their joy sometimes, and sometimes to their disgust.â&#x20AC;? Robert Hughes, art critic, Time, 1996

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Vote VanVickle for Ogle sheriff MARK PRICE Rochelle

On March 18, my vote for Ogle County sheriff will be for Brian VanVickle. Brian promises to be proactive and tough on drug crimes. Do you know that heroin use is on the rise in Ogle County? Do you know that drugs are the root cause of many crimes? Do you know what a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skittle partyâ&#x20AC;? is? Brian does â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and he wants to make sure that our children know how very dangerous this practice is. Brian promises to have officers responding to calls again â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not just making phone contact. He promises to take the focus off Interstate 39 and put officers back in our communities where crimes are happening. He also promises full transparency; when asked how money is being spent, Brian will show you unaltered receipts. We are tired of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;good ole boyâ&#x20AC;? thinking; we are ready for fresh ideas. Ogle County needs an aggressive and highly motivated sheriff who is willing to work hard to hold this position for many years. Many of the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department employees back VanVickle for sheriff. Please support our officers and cast your vote for Brian VanVickle.

Vote Drought for Ogle sheriff JULIE BOSMA Rockford

I write in support of Joe Drought for Ogle County sheriff. I have known Joe since he married my lifelong friend, Donna, more than 26 years ago, and know that he is a man of faith, character and integrity. Joe is respectful, resilient, and never one to compromise his beliefs. To know Joe is to know where he stands. I believe Joe would make an excellent Ogle County sheriff because he is wired to be a lawman. His years in the military taught him discipline, honor and duty, and solidified his belief in America and the laws that govern it. I was once witness to Joe apprehending a fleeing suspect from the Rock Valley College campus, and the image of his determination and focus to catch the individual, while not endangering anyone around them, has never left me. With his military background, police training, and family commitment, Joe is the trifecta of candidates and worthy of your vote. Please support your county and neighbors by voting for the best candidate for Ogle County sheriff, Joe Drought.

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Stalker dating cousin of ex-girlfriend Dear Abby: About a year ago, I stopped seeing a man I’ll call “Vince.” Since then, he has been stalking me. He sends me texts with photos he took of us while we were dating, but distorts them to make me look like I’m stabbing him in the heart. He sends videos with my head on a dancing Barbie doll. My neighbors tell me they see him drive past my house. (He lives across town.) I refuse to talk to him now, because he scares me. Vince has now begun making moves on my cousin, “Nancy.” She says their relationship isn’t romantic, but others have told me they have seen

believe he is getting close to her only to spite me and keep an emotional hold on me. His relationship with her has made me afraid to tell her about my personal life or hang out with her for fear that he’ll show up with her. – Confused in Oregon

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them cuddle at restaurants and parks. He still continues to send me scary pictures and emails. How can I tell Nancy about this without her thinking it’s jealous retaliation against their new relationship? I honestly

the postmarks on the envelopes (and fingerprints) will prove what he has been up to. It may take a restraining order to put an end to this. As to his relationship with your cousin, I agree that if she has feelings for him, she’ll be reluctant to believe anything you tell her isn’t sour grapes. However, if Dear Confused: I don’t you show her the texts he’s blame you for feeling intim- sending you – I presume idated, which is what your they’re time-stamped – she stalker is trying to accommay believe you. plish. You can put an end to it by having your neighbors Dear Abby: I have been document his “drive-bys” dating “Dawn” for more and turning the pictures, than a year. She has videos and any other com- an amazing 7-year-old munications Vince has sent daughter, “Charise,” who you over to the police. If started calling me Dad he sent them via U.S. mail, about 6 months after her

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mother and I began dating. I love being a “dad” – going to the park, on trips, helping out at school and telling bedtime stories. The problem is, I don’t love Dawn. We don’t get along well anymore. My mother tells me I should find someone else and have kids of my own, but Charise “feels” like my kid. I can’t imagine losing her. One friend suggested I marry Dawn so I can stay in her daughter’s life, but I want to be in love with the woman I marry. Am I wrong for not wanting to lose a child I consider my daughter, but not wanting to marry someone I don’t love?

Dear Spinning: Charise may “feel” like your child, but she ISN’T. And even though she may call you “Dad,” you AREN’T. Your romance with her mother is already on the downhill slide, so the kindest thing you could do for all concerned is end the relationship. But before you do, it is important that you make clear to Charise that it has nothing to do with her or your feelings for her. Your mother is right. You need to settle down with someone you can love. To follow your friend’s suggestion would be a mistake.

cil on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Ave., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Euchre, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre 101, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Tran-

sit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Wii/yoga, 1:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Relay for Life of Carroll County soup bar and dessert auction, 5:30-7 p.m., Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroill, 815-229-1287. Bingo, 7 p.m., Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-625-0354.

COMMUNITY EVENTS 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. 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 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Coun-

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES 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.’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., women’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 checks, 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, 815625-0013 or 800-782-1584. 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. Appointments: 815-625-0382 or 800733-2767. Blood pressure checks, 10:30-11:30 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 – Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. Blood pressure checks, 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 checks, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-8572550. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Milledgeville Woman’s Club, 1:30 p.m., Milledgeville library, 18 W. Fifth St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. American Red Cross blood drive, 3-8 p.m., Tampico United Methodist Church, 202 Lincoln Ave. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Women’s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 114 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Buddy Bags packing, 5-6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815541-2122. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Sauk Valley Gold Wing Riders, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Rock Falls Candlelight, 2200 First Ave., 815-625-6763. Buddy Bags donations accepted, 6-7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815-541-2122. Living Well With Diabetes Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m., 3 years through sixth grade, Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, 815-288-5212. AMVETS 123, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Northern Illinois Divers Association, 7:30 p.m., Angelo’s II, 2525 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Northern Illinois Star Gazers meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 3G12, biology lab, Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2, Dixon, 815-288-2852. Rock River Grange, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 1409 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-973-1490. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave. Thursday, March 13 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. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Blood pressure screenings, 8-9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050.

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Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s court-martial thrown into jeopardy Judges refuses to dismiss charges, offers defense another chance for plea bargain FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The sexual assault case against an Army general was thrown into jeopardy Monday when the judge said the military may have improperly pressed ahead with a trial to send a message about its determination to curb rape and other widespread misconduct.

Judge Col. James Pohl refused to dismiss the charges against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair but offered the defense another chance to pleabargain the case down with a different set of military officials. The twist comes with the Pentagon under heavy pressure from

Congress and beyond to combat what the military says is an epidemic of rape and other sex crimes. On Monday, in fact, the Senate was expected to approve legislation cracking down on misconduct. Pohl reviewed newly disclosed emails in Sinclairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case and said he found evidence of unlawful command influence in Fort Bragg officialsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; decision to reject a plea deal

before the trial began late last week. Under the military code of justice, the decision was supposed to be decided solely on the evidence, not its broader political implications. The defense has until this morning to decide whether to submit a plea bargain proposal again or allow the court-martial to proceed. Sinclair, the 51-yearold former deputy com-

mander of the 82nd Airborne Division, is accused of twice forcing a female captain to perform oral sex on him in Afghanistan in 2011 during a 3-year extramarital affair. He has admitted to the affair but denied assaulting the woman. He is believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer ever courtmartialed on sexual assault charges. He could

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Brady said Rauner and Dillard wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take tough stands on taxes, the Second Amendment and the social issues that are important to Republican voters. Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, who was in attendance, said he supports Brady because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the candidate in the best position to lead the state and has experience in the private sector, as well as the state capital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a leader on some of the biggest issues weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve faced in Springfield,â&#x20AC;? Demmer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I think it takes the experience on both sides of the coin to be an effective governor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to really know what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to live and to work and

to raise a family in Illinois.â&#x20AC;? In December, the state passed a pension reform bill that could save about $160 billion in the next 30 years. The bill was an important first step and will protect the current pension recipients, Brady said, adding that it was a tough decision, but the state couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore the problem. What the pension bill saves, Brady said, allows Illinois to make sure the state has enough money to allow the temporary income tax increase to expire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to make sure the tax cuts take affect,â&#x20AC;? Brady said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Higher taxes] have destroyed our jobcreating opportunities in this state. And if we deliver on that, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turning the corner for this state.â&#x20AC;? But to further grow the

state economy, Brady said, the income tax needs to be eliminated, which could be done in â&#x20AC;&#x153;at least 20 years.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We limit government spending to a ratio of population growth and inflation,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And any revenue we are able to receive over and above that, will go to pay down the income tax.â&#x20AC;? In a piece of campaign literature at Books on First on Monday, the Brady campaign said it would â&#x20AC;&#x153;drive our economy by working to eliminate the personal income tax over the next 10 years.â&#x20AC;? Brady also said he was against taxing pensions, because it can drive retirees out of the state â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to places like Tennessee, Florida and Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while the state is still paying for their health care costs in other states.

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Brady said he would eliminate of the state Board of Education, giving more control to local school districts, balance the budget and work for term limits for state legislators. Brady is in favor of limiting state legislators to five terms in the house and three terms in the senate, but said he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t looked at a term limit for the governor, because it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The focus here is, whether you like [Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives] Mike Madigan or not, most people would say that anyone having 40 years of control, as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had in one chamber, is just not healthy,â&#x20AC;? Brady said. Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other campaign stops Monday included Rockford, Freeport and the Quad Cities.

Still no debris 3 days after plane vanishes PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight. Nearly 3 days after the Boeing 777 with 239 people on board disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, no debris has been seen in Southeast Asian waters. Five passengers who checked in for Flight MH370 didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t board the plane, and their luggage was removed from it, Malaysian authorities said. Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said this also was being investigated, but he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say whether this was suspicious. The search effort, involving at least 34 aircraft and 40 ships from several countries, was being widened to a 115-mile radius from the point the plane vanished from radar screens between Malaysia and Vietnam early Saturday with no distress signal. Two of the passengers were traveling on passports stolen in Thailand and had onward tickets to Europe, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not known whether the two men had anything to do with the planeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappearance. Criminals and illegal migrants regularly travel on fake or stolen documents. Hishammuddin said biometric information and CCTV footage of the men has been shared with Chinese and U.S. intelligence agencies, which were helping with the investigation. Almost two-thirds of the passengers on the flight were from China. The stolen passports, one belonging to Christian Kozel of Austria and the other to Luigi Maraldi

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Another Dillard supporter is Rep. Jerry Mitchell, R-Sterling, Demmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s predecessor in the redrawn 90th District, who retired in 2012 after 18 years in the Legislature. Demmer worked in Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 campaign for governor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have confidence in him,â&#x20AC;? Demmer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has proven himself as a leader in the General Assembly. He has a significant amount of private business experience and understanding of Springfield.â&#x20AC;? Brady wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy away from the big issues, Demmer said. He joined the conference committee on pension reform and voted for a bill that is expected to cut billions from the pension system, Demmer added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He knew he had to get the job done,â&#x20AC;? Demmer said. Demmer also backed the pension legislation; Bivins and Dillard voted against it. Bivins argued it violated the state constitution, which bars the Legislature from impairing pension benefits. Mitchell said he would have voted against the bill.

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Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner (second from right), a candidate for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor, speaks at a business forum Jan. 16 in Mount Prospect, as his three challengers state Sen. Bill Brady (left), state Sen. Kirk Dillard, and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, look on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a constitutional leg to stand on,â&#x20AC;? said Mitchell, a retired school administrator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking away promises that were made years ago. People in those positions were counting on those benefits.â&#x20AC;? Mitchell supported Brady in the primary 4 years ago, but he decided to go with Dillard. Had Dillard won the primary in 2010, Mitchell said, he may well have been the governor today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think his golden opportunity was last time around,â&#x20AC;? Michell said. Demmer viewed it differently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many peo-

ple in politics who have run and lost and then gone on to win,â&#x20AC;? he said. Bivins, who also backed Brady last time, has switched allegiances because of Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s losses over the years. Dillard, he said, has the experience to do the job, having once worked for Republican Gov. Jim Edgar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He can work with the other side,â&#x20AC;? Bivins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a one-party state like this, you have to have that ability.â&#x20AC;? So why not Rauner? â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has not specified where he stands on a lot social issues,â&#x20AC;? Bivins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given so much

get life in prison if convicted. Richard Scheff, the generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lead defense lawyer, would not say how he might proceed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an unprecedented situation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a mess created by the government. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t created by us. We have so many options, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know what they all are,â&#x20AC;? he said. Military prosecutors had no comment after the hearing.

money to Democrats. He has close ties to the mayor of Chicago. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s troubling to me.â&#x20AC;? Mitchell also cited Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s donations to Democrats and ties to Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He sounds good,â&#x20AC;? Mitchell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buying this thing. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flooded the airwaves and has for months.â&#x20AC;? Despite their endorsements, all three said they would support Rauner over Quinn. Quinn faces Tio Hardiman, a poorly funded candidate from Chicago, in next Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Democratic primary election.

of Italy, were entered into Interpolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s database after they were taken in Thailand in 2012 and 2013, the police organization said. Electronic booking records show that oneway tickets with those names were issued Thursday from a travel agency in the beach resort of Pattaya in eastern Thailand. Thai police Col. Supachai Phuykaeokam said those reservations were placed with the agency by a second travel agency in Pattaya, Grand Horizon. Thai police and Interpol officers questioned the owners. Officials at Grand Horizon refused to talk to The Associated Press. Police Lt. Col. Ratchthapong Tia-sood said the travel agency was contacted by an Iranian man known only as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Aliâ&#x20AC;? to book the tickets for the two men. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to look further into this Mr. Aliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s identity because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost a tradition to use an alias when doing business around here,â&#x20AC;? he said. The travel agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner, Benjaporn Krutnait, told The Financial Times she believed Mr. Ali was not connected to terrorism because he had asked for cheapest tickets to Europe and did not specify the Kuala Lumpur to Beijing flight. Malaysiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police chief was quoted by local media as saying that one of the two men had been identified â&#x20AC;&#x201C; something that could speed up the investigation. Civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman declined to confirm this, but said they were of â&#x20AC;&#x153;non-Asianâ&#x20AC;? appearance, adding that authorities were looking at the possibility the men were connected to a stolen passport syndicate. Asked by a reporter what they looked like, he said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you know of a footballer by the name of [Mario] Balotelli? He is an Italian. Do you know how he looks like?â&#x20AC;? A reporter then asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is he black?â&#x20AC;? and the aviation chief replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes.â&#x20AC;?

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At the bridge table, one sometimes establishes a winner in order to safeguard a contract – as in this deceptive deal. South reaches four hearts. What should he do after West leads the diamond king? North’s three-diamond jump-cue-bid below three of partner’s suit was a Mixed Raise. It showed four-card heart support, 7-9 high-card points and nine losers: a hand too good for a preemptive jump-raise to three hearts and too weak for a game-invitational two-diamond cue-bid raise. The original South won with his diamond ace, drew trumps and played a spade

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NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and all that snow didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help. The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales fell 1.4 percent at established U.S. locations. It blamed the harsh winter weather, but conceded that â&#x20AC;&#x153;challenging industry dynamicsâ&#x20AC;? also played a role. After years of outperforming its rivals, McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has been struggling to boost sales, as people flock to places like Chipotle and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Those chains have popped up quickly across the country by positioning themselves as a step up from traditional fast food in terms of quality, for a little extra money. They also offer greater customization, meaning diners can dictate exactly what toppings they want. Executives at McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corp., based in Oak Brook, acknowledge Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; changing demands when it comes to fast food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A long time ago, mass appeal had to be mass

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A McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Mac sandwich is shown at a McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saw a key sales figure drop in the U.S. again in February 2014, as the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest hamburger chain struggles to beat back competition and adapt to changing eating habits. appeal,â&#x20AC;? Jeff Stratton, president of McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s USA, said in an interview with The Associated Press last month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not necessarily the case anymore today.â&#x20AC;? So the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurants are adapting to a world where McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional strength â&#x20AC;&#x201C; consistency â&#x20AC;&#x201C; isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always enough. For example, McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is rolling out new prep tables that can hold more toppings and sauces, a sign that it

plans to give customers greater variety. In Southern California, the company is even testing a â&#x20AC;&#x153;build-your-ownburgerâ&#x20AC;? concept that lets people use tablets to tap out the bread, cheese and other toppings they want on their burgers. Executives say results are promising so far, but rolling out the offering across its more than 14,000 U.S. locations would require considerable changes to its kitchens.

It would also need the backing of the independent franchisees that own and operate the majority of its restaurants in the U.S. In the meantime, McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has made other changes to its menu, including the option to get egg whites in breakfast sandwiches, and the addition of chicken McWraps, which are intended to appeal to people who want fresher, healthier food. Globally, McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s said sales declined 0.3 percent at locations open at least 13 months in February. It warned that its muted performance so far this year could hurt first-quarter profit margins. In the region encompassing the Middle East, Africa and Asia, sales declined 2.6 percent. The company cited weakness in Japan and Australia, as well as a shift in the timing of the Chinese New Year. Europe was a relative bright spot, with sales up 0.6 percent on a strong performance in the U.K. and growth in France.

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Office space Phil Jackson, who coached the Bulls and Lakers to a combined 11 NBA titles, is expected to accept a front-office job with the New York Knicks. Jackson averaged 6.8 points per game with the Knicks from 1967 to 1978.

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That’s how many wins area boys basketball teams have in 13 appearances in the supersectional round since 2002. Eastland has two of those wins.

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Different test awaits Cougars Supersized Mooseheart provides unique challenge BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

The Chicago Bulls start a front line of 6-foot-11 Joakim Noah, 6-9 Carlos Boozer and 6-9 Mike Dunleavy. That’s a combined height of 20 feet, 5 inches – one inch shorter than the big men suited up for the Mooseheart High School boys basketball team. The Red Ramblers feature a trio of Sudanese players in 7-1 Akim Nyang, 6-10 Makur Puou and 6-7 Mangisto Deng, who won the school’s first-ever sectional title this past Friday. That is part of the challenge that lies ahead for Eastland tonight at the Class 1A DeKalb Supersectional. Game time is 6 p.m. in the Convocation Center, and the winner advances to the state tournament on Friday in Peoria. TEST CONTINUED ON B4

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Newman’s A.J. Sharp reacts to a call by the ref during the Comets’ win over IC Catholic on Friday in the championship game of the 2A Bureau Valley Sectional. The Comets play Bloomington Central Catholic today at DeKalb Supersectional.

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At 6-foot, 2-inches, Eastland’s Skylar Paulson is one of the primary post players for the Cougars. He’ll be giving up 5 inches or more to three of Mooseheart’s starters tonight at the 1A DeKalb Supersectional.

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Don’t think that the memory of Newman’s last trip to a supersectional doesn’t linger in the back of Ray Sharp’s mind. The Newman coach remembers precisely the key stat from the Comets’ 41-35 loss to North Shore Country Day at the 1A DeKalb Supersectional in March of 2012. “15-for-50.” Sharp said while watching the Comets warm up at Sauk Valley Community College on Monday. “It was hard accepting that game, knowing we were so close to a trip to state, and we just didn’t perform like we wanted to.” The Comets went 15-for-50 from the field in the loss, including going 4-for-23 (17.4 percent) in the second half. Two years later and one class up, the Comets get a chance at redemption. Newman (29-2) plays Bloomington Central Catholic (24-6) at 8 p.m. today at the Convocation Center in DeKalb.

s!SUPERSECTIONALUPDATESFOLLOW Dan Woessner (@DanWoessner) s!SUPERSECTIONALUPDATESFOLLOW Brian Weidman (@BrianWeidman) Point guard A.J. Sharp, the son of coach Sharp, went 0-for-9 as a sophomore in the 2012 game. He and classmate Micah Trancoso are the only two Comets still on the team that played in that game. Nate Terveer dressed, but did not play, and Nolan McGinn practiced with the team, but did not dress. “I remember the look in the seniors’ eyes after that game in the locker room,” A.J. Sharp said. “They were shocked and upset. We were so close. It hurt, but we learned from it. “Now that it is my last time through, I’ll do everything I can to make sure that doesn’t happen again.” REVISITED CONTINUED ON B4

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW | 3A BRADLEY SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL | DIXON VS. MORTON

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Dixon ready to go in first sectional appearance in 28 seasons BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

Inspiration struck Jason Mead as he watched ESPN’s SportsCenter recently. Watching a scene from the Wichita State locker room, the thirdyear Dixon boys basketball coach heard Shockers coach Gregg Marshall ask his team a questions which resonated with Mead. After finishing off a 31-0 regular season – the best in Division I history – Marshall asked his Shockers if they were satisfied. “The obvious answer he wanted was no,” Mead said, “and I stole the question to ask my team

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Next on list s4HE$UKESHAVENOTWONASEC tional title since 1969. With two wins, they would also tie school record of 25 wins in a season. before regionals.” The 2013-14 Dukes have accomplished things no other Dixon boys team has in the past 2 decades. Twenty-three wins, just the third 20-win season in program history, and first since 1969. HOLD CONTINUED ON B3

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Dixon’s Isaiah Roby makes a pass during Friday’s 3A LaSallePeru Regional championship game against Mendota. The Dukes will face Morton on Wednesday at the 3A Bradley Sectional.

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Straight shooters Confident Reed ushers in new generation of golfers Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just another example that winning is getting hard, even for DORAL, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The road to the those who are used to winning Masters is just getting started, a lot. and already two players have Each season seems to bring a combined to win five times on new crop of younger players who the PGA Tour. have a lot of game and no fear. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not Tiger Woods and Russell Henley won the Sony Phil Mickelson. Open in his debut as a PGA Tour How many would have guessed member. Just over a year later, Jimmy Walker (three wins) and he overcame a two-shot lead Patrick Reed (two wins) when playing with Rory McIlroy in the the wraparound season began in final group at the Honda Classic October? and won a four-man playoff. Reed might have had his hand Scott Stallings won at Torrey up. Pines for his third PGA Tour win. In a moment of bravado on Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 28. national television a day before The last three winners of the he went wire to wire (with ties) World Golf Championships â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to win the Cadillac ChampionDustin Johnson, Jason Day and ship, the 23-year-old Reed said, Reed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are all in their 20s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m one of the top five players in Ten of the 17 winners this the world. I feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve proven season are in their 20s. That myself.â&#x20AC;? includes 26-year-old Chesson He has won twice this season, Hadley, who won the Puerto Rico three times dating to August. Open on Sunday about the time Reed and Walker are the latest Reed was beating the strongest newcomers to winning on the field so far this year at Doral. strongest tour in golf. Harris Engâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Look at Russell Henley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lish won in Mexico last Novemwon twice,â&#x20AC;? Reed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harris ber for his second PGA Tour title English has won twice, Jordan in 6 months. Jordan Spieth won Spieth won once. Myself, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve in July, and he started this year won three times. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one of by giving himself three chances those things that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked to win. very hard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all of us â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to get BY DOUG FERGUSON !03PORTS7RITER

where we are. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely shown what we are doing is working. To see the young guys coming out and playing and putting it to the veterans is always nice.â&#x20AC;? Walker turned 35 in January, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to consider him one of the younger players. Then again, injuries slowed the start of his career. And once he finally won at the Frys.com Open to kick off the new wraparound season, he has made it a habit. Over the weekend, Walker talked about new opportunities that have come his way following his three wins. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not interested in anything, but playing good golf. Now that he has tasted winning, his appetite is only growing. Years ago, Colin Montgomerie jokingly said that it was hard to win majors because Woods usually won two of them, Mickelson, Vijay Singh or Ernie Els won another and that left only one for everybody else each year. Twenty-one players have won the last 24 majors. That would seem to make it even harder. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting that way for regular PGA Tour events, too.

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

All 24-2   10-15   10-17 8-19

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Big Northern West Rockford Lutheran 7INNEBAGO Mendota "YRON 3TILLMAN6ALLEY Rock Falls Oregon

Conf. 11-1   8-4     2-10 1-11

All 27-4   20-9     8-21 7-21

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game 3A Hampshire Sectional s,UTHERANVS+ANELAND 

.EWMAN "UREAU6ALLEY Fulton Prophetstown -ORRISON 2IVERDALE Amboy %RIE

All     21-9 14-14     2-24  

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game 2A DeKalb Supersectional s.EWMANVS"LOOMINGTON#ENTRAL#ATHOlic, 8

NUIC West %ASTLAND East Dubuque 2IVER2IDGE Warren 3TOCKTON Lena-Winslow 3CALES-OUND 'ALENA 0EARL#ITY West Carroll

Conf.   11-2   8-5   5-5       1-11

Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nate Terveer

SVM SCOUTS 3A SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL Bradley | Dixon Dukes (23-6) vs. Morton Potters (16-14)

Three Rivers North Conf.     9-5 9-5     1-12  

Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laron Carr

All   21-4   15-15   11-15       5-19

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game 2A DeKalb Supersectional s%ASTLANDVS-OOSEHEART  Postseason pairings CLASS 3A Bradley Sectional Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s0EORIA.OTRE$AMEVS$UNLAP  Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s$IXONVS-ORTON  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP  * Winner advances to DeKalb Supersectional vs. Hampshire Sectional winner, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 CLASS 2A Supersectionals DeKalb s.EWMANVS"LOOMINGTON#ENTRAL#ATHOLIC PMTODAY Springfield s0/24!VS0ARIS PMTODAY Joliet s(ALES&RANCISCANVS0ROVIDENCE3T-EL PMTODAY Carbondale s.ASHVILLEVS4EUTOPOLIS PMTODAY 2A state tournament at Peoria Civic Center Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinals s 3PRINGFIELD 3UPERSECTIONAL WINNER VS #ARBONDALE3UPERSECTIONALWINNER  s$E+ALB3UPERSECTIONALWINNERVS*OLIET 3UPERSECTIONALWINNER  Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finals s4HIRDPLACE  s#HAMPIONSHIP  CLASS 1A Supersectionals DeKalb s%ASTLANDVS-OOSEHEART PMTODAY Jacksonville s-ENDON5NITYVS'IBAULT#ATHOLIC PM today Normal s(EYWORTHVS3T4HOMAS-ORE PM today Carbondale s$IETERICHVS3ESSER 6ALIER PMTODAY 1A state tournament at Peoria Civic Center Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinals s .ORMAL 3UPERSECTIONAL WINNER VS #ARBONDALE3UPERSECTIONALWINNER  s$E+ALB3UPERSECTIONALWINNERVS*ACKSONVILLE3UPERSECTIONALWINNER  Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finals s4HIRDPLACE  s#HAMPIONSHIP 

Big Northern West all-conference team

First team

4HOMAS +OPELMAN 2OCKFORD ,UTHERAN SR $ANIEL,OWE"YRON SR .ATE7IETING,UTHERAN JR *AMES#ARROLL-ENDOTA JR 2YAN3WIGART7INNEBAGO SR $ALTON -ENKE7INNEBAGO JR *OE+ELLEN,UTHERAN JR #LAYTON(OOVER"YRON JR 4REVOR 'ERIG 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY SR )SAIAH 9ANNI 7INNEBAGO SR Honorable mention *ESSIE -C+INLEY /REGON SR +ENDALL ,AWSON ,UTHERAN SR -ARK 0RESCOTT -ENDOTA SR 3AM"OWNE-ENDOTA SR $ELUNDRE $IXON 7INNEBAGO JR *ACOB -AMMOSSER2OCK&ALLS JR *unanimous selection

Three Rivers North all-conference team

First team

0ARKER.EUHALFEN"UREAU6ALLEY JR !* 3HARP .EWMAN SR .OAH -C#ARTY .EWMAN SO 4OMMY*OHNSTON"UREAU 6ALLEY JR %THAN(OWARD0ROPHETSTOWN SR -ATT$AIL&ULTON SR Second team $AMON 1UEST !MBOY SR :ACH "ARBER &ULTON JR +YLE(UEBNER&ULTON JR (UNTER (AMSTRA -ORRISON JR +ALEB #HURCH -ORRISON JR *OHN0AYAN.EWMAN SR .ATE 4ERVEER .EWMAN SR 'RANT !MES 0ROPHETSTOWN JR #OLE 3OLOMON 2IVERDALE JR Honorable mention *OSH -EAD "UREAU 6ALLEY JR /WEN -C#ONNELL %RIE SR -ASON 3ITZMORE -ORRISON JR #HRIS"AUER0ROPHETSTOWN SR *AKE"USSERT2IVERDALE SO Player of the year:!*3HARP.EWMAN Coach of the year:2AY3HARP.EWMAN *unanimous selection

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Eastlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marshall Fink grabs a rebound during the Cougars win over Dakota in a sectional semifinal game.

When: PM7EDNESDAY Outlook: This sectional is loaded with feel-good stoRIES$IXON WHICHWONITSFIRSTREGIONALSINCE WONGAMESAFTERWINNINGONLYTHREEAYEAREARLIER Morton and Peoria Notre Dame entered regionals as .OSEEDS5NLIKEINYEARSPASTWHERELOCALTEAMS

HAVESTRUGGLEDWHENSENTTO0EORIAAREAFORSECTIONALS THE$UKESSEEMTOHAVEASGOODASCHANCEAS ANYTOADVANCETOTHESUPERSECTIONAL SVM prediction: Dixon 74-71 Sectional winner to: $E+ALB3UPERSECTIONALVS (AMPSHIRE3ECTIONALWINNER 4UESDAY-ARCH

Dixon Dukes

Morton Potters

Coach: *ASON-EAD Conference:.)" 7EST Last sectional title: Roster No. Name Ht. Pos. Yr  !NGELO6ALDES   ' 3R  .ATE'ASCOIGNE   & 3O  )SAIAH2OBY   & 3O  2ILEY-EHRENS   ' 3O  ,ARON#ARR   ' *R  *$'IESON   ' *R  -ATT#OFFEY   ' *R  !*-URDOCK   ' 3R  2YAN7EBB   & *R  #AL*ARRETT   ' *R  +YLE,E"LANC   & 3O  &JONN"UESCHE   # *R  -ICHAEL#ONLEY   & 3R Dixon FYI: The arrow is pointed up for a Dixon team THATWILLGRADUATEJUSTTHREEPLAYERSFROMTHISYEARS ROSTER7HILETHE$UKESINTENDONGOINGASFARAS possible this season, the competition at the sectional will be excellent experience for those returning next SEASON

Coach:*ARRETT"ROWNConference:-ID )LLINI Last sectional title: 2011 Roster No. Name Ht. Pos. Yr.  #ORY$ULLARD   ' 3R  *ARED,IDDLE   ' *R  $AN"OLT   ' 3O  *AKE-ORSCH   ' 3R  .ICK4AYLOR   ' 3R  2YAN!LTENBERGER   ' &R  :ACH(AMM   & *R  *ONAH2UMBOLD   & 3O  !NDY(OMA   & 3R  "RECK3WINFORD   & 3R  )AN3AATHOFF   & 3R  4UCKER!NDERSON   & &R  !ARON2APP   & *R  )SAAC3TEPHENS   & *R  "RADEN"ISPING   & *R Morton FYI: 4HE0OTTERSWENT IN BEFORE REGROUPINGTOFINISHTHIRDINTHE-ID )LLINISTANDINGS

SVM SCOUTS 2A SUPERSECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DeKalb | Newman Comets (29-2) vs. Bloomington Central Catholic (24-6) When: PMTODAY Outlook: 4HE3AINTSHAVEAPOTENTIAL$IVISION)PLAYER IN.ORTON)FTHE#OMETSDONTHOLDHIMINCHECK IT WILLBEALONGNIGHT*USTASK2OCKRIDGE WHICH.ORTONSCOREDAGAINST.EWMANISLESSDEPENDENT

Newman Comets Coach: Ray Sharp Conference:4HREE2IVERS.ORTH Last supersectional title: None Roster No. Name Ht. Pos. Yr  #HRIS*ONES   ' *R  .ATE4ERVEER   ' 3R  !*3HARP   ' 3R  $REW2OSENGREN   ' *R  -ICAH4RANCOSO   ' 3R  $ILLAN(EFFELFINGER   ' *R  4REVOR"OLIN   ' *R  -ENGYANG:HENG   ' *R  3HAYNE!LLEN   & *R  .OAH-C#ARTY   & 3O  *OHN0AYAN   & 3R  .OLAN-C'INN   & *R  ,ARS2OLEDER   & *R  4YLER$ANILSON   & 3R  *ACOB"ARNES   & *R Newman FYI:4HISTHIRDTIMEINSUPERSECTIONAL .EWMANLOSTTO"ERGAN(IGH3CHOOLIN.EWman shot 15-for-50 in 1A supersectional loss to North Shore Country Day in 2012

on a single player, but will need some outside shots TOLOOSENTHINGSUPFOR-C#ARTYINTHEMIDDLE SVM prediction: Newman 58-55 Winner to: 3TATESEMIFINALSVS*OLIET3UPERSECTIONAL WINNER PM&RIDAYAT#ARVER!RENAIN0EORIA

Bloomington Central Catholic Saints Coach:*ASON7ELCH Conference:#ORN"ELT Last supersectional title: 2002 Roster No. Name Ht. Pos. Yr.  !USTIN(OLMAN   ' 3R  *AKE2EINHART   ' & *R  -ITCH,A4ULIP   ' 3O  -IKE"ILLINGTON   ' 3R  %LLIOT(OERDEMANN   ' & 3R  +EILLIN2OLLINS   ' 3R  .ICK.ORTON   ' 3R  0ARKER'OODLICK   ' & 3R  *OHN2AVE   ' 3O  *AKE"AUGHMAN   ' 3O  *AKE7OLF   # 3R  *ACOB'ILMORE   & 3O  "RAXTON#OFFMAN   # *R  *OHN(ESTER   # 3R Bloomington Central FYI: The Saints upset the undefeated, top-ranked Rockridge Rockets to win THESECTIONAL"LOOMINGTON#ENTRALPLAYEDIN#LASS !LASTYEAR ANDTHE3AINTSHAVEQUALIFIEDFORTHE STATETOURNAMENTFOURTIMES

SVM SCOUTS 1A SUPERSECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP River Ridge | Eastland Cougars (26-4) vs. Mooseheart Red Ramblers (26-5) When: PMTODAY Outlook: On paper, the Cougars look to be at a disADVANTAGECONSIDERINGTHEHEIGHTOFTHETHREE3UDANESEPLAYERS%ASTLAND HOWEVER LOVESPLAYINGTHE UNDERDOGROLE ANDHAVETWOFOURTH PLACEFINISHESIN

THESTATEINTHELASTYEARSTOPOINTTOITSSUCCESS 4HISSHOULDBEACONTRASTINSTYLES SVM prediction:%ASTLAND  Winner to: 3TATESEMIFINALSVS*ACKSONVILLE3UPERSECTIONALWINNER PM&RIDAYAT#ARVER!RENA 0EORIA

Eastland Cougars

Mooseheart Red Ramblers

Coach: Tony Dunlap Conference:.5)#7EST Last supersectional title: Roster No. Name Ht. Pos. Yr  3KYLAR"ARNCORD   ' 3R  %RIC3CHANEY   & *R  4YLER$AMBMAN   ' &R  !DAM(ARDY   ' *R  *OSH(AYAG   ' *R  #ALEB-C,AIN   # 3O  "RIGHTON(AVERLAND   & &R  6ALDET3EFERI   & 3R  $ALTON3HANER   ' 3R  4YLER-C,AIN   & *R  3KYLAR0AULSON   # 3R  $EVIN(ARTMAN   ' 3R  -ARSHALL&INK   & 3R  *ACOB2EUSCHER   & *R  "LAKE*ANSSEN   # 3O Eastland FYI: Cougars are looking for third state APPEARANCEINLASTFIVESEASONS4HEYPLACEDFOURTH INOTHERTWOTRIPS4HE#OUGARSHAVEAMPLEEXPERIENCEINBIGGAMES ANDUSUALLYPLAYAVERYPHYSICAL DISCIPLINEDBRANDOFBASKETBALL

Coach: Ron Ahrens Conference: Northeastern Athletic Last supersectional title: None Roster No. Name Ht. Pos. Yr.  &REDDY/KITO   ' 3O  (AMEED/DUNEWU   ' *R  2AMIRO3ANCHEZ   ' 3O  *OSHUA'ORDON   & 3O  0ETER+UROWSKI   & 3R  *OSHUA4UCKER   ' *R  -ANGISTO$ENG   & 3R  **/DUNSI   & 3R  -AKUR0UOU   # 3R  !KIM.YANG   # 3R Moooseheart FYI: The Red Ramblers gained attenTIONLASTYEARASTHE)(3!INVESTIGATEDTHEIRTHREE 3UDANESEPLAYERS$ENG 0UOUAND.YANG4HE THREEPLAYERSARRIVEDATTHESCHOOLIN4HE)(3! INITIALLYRULEDTHEMINELIGBLE BUTTHENREVERSEDTHAT DECISIONDURINGTHESEASON4HETEAMHADAHISTORICSEASONTHATENDEDINTHESECTIONALSEMIFINALS Mooseheart is a residential childcare facility located IN"ATAVIA4HE2ED2AMBLERSHAVEQUALIFIEDFORTHE )(3!FOOTBALLPLAYOFFSSEVERALTIMES BUTTHISWAS ONLYSECONDREGIONALBASKETBALLTITLEINSCHOOLHISTORY

A regional championship, the first since 1986 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when Mead was 1 year old. But the Dukes, who gave Mead the same answer as the Shockers gave Marshall, hope theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not done yet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not satisfied yet,â&#x20AC;? junior Cal Jarrett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really happy about the 20 wins and the regional title, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it will be hard getting this team to focus and get ready for the next game.â&#x20AC;? Mead expects no less from this team, and did the same thing himself. While the players spent some time Saturday celebrating the first regional title in 28 seasons, Mead was poring over game film of the Morton Potters, the Dukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; semifinal opponent at the 3A Peoria Sectional on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Renaissance Coliseum. The Potters (16-14) pulled a pair of upsets as the No. 4 seed at the Peoria Manual Regional, knocking off top-seeded Limestone 72-57 in the semifinals before taking out second-seeded Manual 44-43 in overtime in the championship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can play whatever style they need to in order to win against whoever theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing,â&#x20AC;? Mead said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very disciplined on offense, can play up-tempo or slow things down, and they run man or zone defense depending on which they think gives them the best chance in a particular game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But to say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re unbeatable is wrong. If we play well, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play on Friday; if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be turning in our uniforms while looking back and thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wow, that was pretty fun.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Morton is led by the 6-foot-4 triple-threat senior Cory Dullard, who can shoot from the perimeter and finish near the rim, while also having the ability to attack with a strong mid-range game and good movement without the basketball. The Potters also have balance behind Dullard. Six-foot-6 senior Ian Saathoff can extend his game from the post out to 15 feet, and guards Jared Liddle (5-11 junior) and Jake Morsch (5-10 senior) provide a lift as shooters. But Mead believes that if the Dukes play their standard solid defense, have their usual balance on offense, and hit the boards hard like they have all season, success will follow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we match up relatively well against them,â&#x20AC;? Mead said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think these kids think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s any team itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible for them to beat. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not cocky or arrogant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; after the last 2 years, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to earn that right â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but they have a solid mindset, they have confidence and believe in themselves, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re focused on whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in front of them.â&#x20AC;? His teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mentality is what impresses Mead the most. Instead of being intimidated by the big stage that lay ahead, the Dukes are buckling down and working even harder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to panic,â&#x20AC;? junior point guard Laron Carr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have some momentum and feel good going into the next round, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get used to whatever style we have to play and adjust once the game gets going. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we stay calm, just play with confidence, hopefully we can handle what they throw at us.â&#x20AC;?


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MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BASKETBALL | BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

MONDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD

Intrigue in Indy

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball Associated Press Top 25 poll

Balanced Big Ten tournament offers no sure things BY SHANNON RYAN Chicago Tribune

Depending on perspective, the Big Ten is either enjoying a renaissance or is in the middle of a mess. The Big Ten tournament, which begins Thursday in Indianapolis, might sort that out. Or it might just make the conference appear even more muddled if it plays out anything like the regular season. If Nebraskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upset victory Sunday night against Wisconsin is any indication, the conference tournament should be a place where anything can happen. The Cornhuskers locked up the No. 4 seed, earning a first-round bye along with top seed Michigan, No. 2 Wisconsin and No. 3 Michigan State. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just telling you this is fun,â&#x20AC;? Nebraska coach Tim Miles told his team afterward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not it.â&#x20AC;? A tournament trophy is at stake, but teams are vying just as much for NCAA tournament seeds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people on the committee are very, very aware of the Big Ten [and] how good this league is this year,â&#x20AC;? Ohio State coach Thad Matta said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;in terms of how good the players are, the coaching is, the teams are. I think they have a very good understanding of what we have been through.â&#x20AC;? The conference is likely to send at least six teams to the NCAA tourna-

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Illinois center Maverick Morgan looks to drive between Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Melsahn Basabe (left) and Aaron White during Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Iowa City. The Fighting Illini and Hawkeyes enter the Big Ten Tournament in underdog roles.

Last 5 tourney champions 2013: Ohio State 2012: Michigan State 2011: Ohio State 2010: Ohio State 2009: Purdue ment, but the highest seeds probably will be No. 2 slots for Michigan and Wisconsin. A Big Ten tournament title would bolster the hopes of landing a No. 1 seed should a team like Villanova slip up in the Big East tournament. With a No. 1 seed and a bye in the Big Ten tournament, the Wolverines are on a five-game winning streak. Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nine-game winning streak ended against the Cornhuskers, who

helped their chances of earning an NCAA tournament berth with the upset. But is there truly a dominant team in the Big Ten? The conference as a whole is perplexing. The No. 2 seed just blew it against Nebraska. The No. 3 seed Michigan State has lost seven of 12. The middle-of-thepack teams are tough to peg. No. 6 seed Iowa, which was picked as a preseason dark horse, has collapsed. The Hawkeyes have lost five of their last six games as they head into Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against No. 11 Northwestern. The No. 5-seeded Buckeyes, who will play No. 12 Purdue on Thursday,

arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sitting pretty either. Their regular-season close included losses at Penn State and Indiana before they bumped off the struggling Spartans. Like Nebraska, Minnesota enters the conference tournament with something to prove. Another bubble team, the Golden Gophers helped themselves by beating Penn State on Sunday. As a No. 7 seed fighting for an NCAA tournament bid, they face the No. 10-seeded Nittany Lions again on Thursday. No. 9 Illinois and No. 8 Indiana will kick off the tournament Thursday morning, with both teams hoping for a miraculous tournament run.

Game plan wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change for tall Ramblers TEST

one to shy away from tough competition, as he has annually put his team in elite shootEastland (26-4) won outs across the state. its fourth sectional This game, however, is since 2008 this past something totally difFriday, after a 51-42 ferent. decision against Indian â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Creek at River Ridge seen a longer, more athHigh School. On Saturletic group of kids on the day, Cougarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coaches floor on the same team and players headed to in my life in 30 years of Serena to watch that coaching,â&#x20AC;? Dunlap said. sectional final between â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here, and I Mooseheart and Chica- love the challenge. I just goland Jewish. want to go after them, Mooseheart (26-5) won play ball and see what a 50-35 decision, under happens.â&#x20AC;? the watchful eye of the Nyang, Puou and Deng Eastland contingent. came to Mooseheart â&#x20AC;&#x153;You were very shocked from war-torn Sudan in right away by their size,â&#x20AC;? May of 2011. They were senior guard Dalton Sha- ruled ineligible to play ner said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because you basketball four games just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see that size, into the 2012-13 season regardless of what class by the IHSA, but the it is. Their size, and how school sued, and the lengthy they are, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s players regained their what really stands out.â&#x20AC;? eligibility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After they get a shot, The Red Ramblers won they usually get a couple a regional title a year ago, of offensive rebounds,â&#x20AC;? but lost to Chicagoland senior forward Skylar Jewish at the sectional. Paulson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one This season, Moosehthing weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to focus eart won the rematch on.â&#x20AC;? between the teams at the Eastland coach Tony Serena Sectional final. Dunlap has never been Puou led the way with CONTINUED FROM B1

27 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to play our A game to be successful,â&#x20AC;? Dunlap said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but we have to do what we do. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t alter things because of them. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll game plan for them like we do everybody.â&#x20AC;? That means Mooseheart will get a heavy dose of the 6-foot Shaner, a returning first-team allstater who led the Cougars to last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state tournament. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on a postseason tear, highlighted by a gamedeciding 3 he hit against Aquin in the Forreston Regional final, and the 39 points he put up against Dakota in the sectional semifinal. Shaner has no plans to simply chuck up longdistance shots against towering Mooseheart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lane, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still going to drive the lane and take the shots that they give us,â&#x20AC;? Shaner said. Eastlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main inside muscle comes from Paulson, though heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s listed at just 6-2. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used to scrapping against taller

foes, however, and he realizes he needs to stay on the floor as much as possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to try to be as physical as I can, without getting fouls,â&#x20AC;? Paulson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody is going to have to screen out. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a main point of emphasis with them.â&#x20AC;? The Cougars have endured a roller coaster of a season, struggling in mid-season due to what Dunlap termed â&#x20AC;&#x153;selfishâ&#x20AC;? play. Those issues have been dealt with and corrected, however, and Dunlap was pleased with how his team handled itself in a loaded Forreston Regional, as well as the River Ridge Sectional. Eastland is now within a game of reaching its third state tournament in the past 5 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no great secret to basketball,â&#x20AC;? Dunlap said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be able to handle it, and play both ends of the floor in every situation. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just drilled them the last 3 days on how we want to handle it, and whatever happens, happens.â&#x20AC;?

Saints coming off upset of No. 1 Rockridge REVISITED

big games since then,â&#x20AC;? Trancoso said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grown together as a team. This group has Both Sharps have been been together since a part of a renaissance in grade school, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve boys basketball at Newbeen dreaming about man over the last few this the whole time.â&#x20AC;? years. Before the 2012 Standing in the Cometsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season, Newman had not way will be the Saints, advanced to a supersecwho pulled off the bigtional since 1980. gest surprise of the postâ&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we will be so season so far by knockmuch more prepared ing off undefeated and than last time,â&#x20AC;? Ray top-ranked Rockridge in Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even being the sectional championthe 8 p.m. game will ship. help. Last time we were Bloomington Central the 6 p.m. game and Catholic beat the Rockets everything felt so rushed. 56-55. Newman lost to This time it will be a lot Rockridge 62-50 at the closer to our usual game- Mannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shootout on day routine.â&#x20AC;? Jan. 18. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in a lot of â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d all admit CONTINUED FROM B1

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that we were expecting to see Rockridge here,â&#x20AC;? A.J. Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That goes to show that anything can happen. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know as much about Bloomington, as we do about Rockridge. I am sure they are a good team, and that our coaches will get us ready for them.â&#x20AC;? The Saints have a powerful 1-2 punch in guards Nick Norton and Jake Reinhart. Norton, who has bounced around during his high school days between Bloomington and a school in Missouri, was once committed to play at Creighton. The 5-foot, 11-inch guard is averaging 18 points per

game and 6.0 assists. He had a game-high 29 against Rockridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played against Division I-type players before,â&#x20AC;? Trancoso said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in the post, sometimes on the wing. This time, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a guard. We just have to play together on defense, and make it as hard for him as possible.â&#x20AC;? Nortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s complement is Reinhart, who averages 16 per game, primarily as an outside shooter. The winner advances to the state tournament and will play the winner of the Joliet Supersectional at 8:15 p.m. on Friday at the Peoria Civic Center.

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

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â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; I, Cynthia Mroz, will no longer be responsible for any debts occurred other than my own, as of 3/10/14. JUST A click away from your Dixon Telegraph/ Daily Gazette Newspaper Subscription. Done Online at: www.sauk valley.com

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THE VETERANS ASSISTANCE COMMISSION needs volunteers to drive veterans in our van to the Iowa City VA hospital. If you are a licensed driver who is looking for a rewarding opportunity to help our area veterans, joining our transportation network might be something that you are looking for. Please contact Rich Sanders at 815-288-5683 for more details.

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com

LOVELAND MUSEUM... Are you interested in Dixon and local history, Civil War, Blackhawk War? Are you a people person? We are looking for people like you to help host our Museum one or more days a month. The Museum is open Thurs. & Fri. 9-2, Sat. 103. Interested? Please stop at the main office at the Loveland Community House between 8-4 Mon. thru Fri. to pick up an application and learn more. 513 W. Second St. 815-284 2741 lovelandcommunity house.org.

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PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference , limitation or discrimination based on race, color,religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-279275.

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MORRISON 3BR, 2ba. 1400 sq. ft. 30'x40' garage insulated & heated. Many updates. On 6 acres. 5.5mi. West of Morrison. $82,500. Call 815-499-7399.

DIXON â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2BR 1 ba., very lg. kitchen, upstairs laundry rm., 1 car garage, unfin. full basement, lg. front & backyard, nice location, 1 mi. N. of Dixon, 116 Timber Creek Rd. Call Dan 815-440-8702.

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Interment Lots- 2 spaces at Chapel Hill in Dixon, Sec. F. Retail $895/ea., sell for $500/ea. Plus $175 transfer fee. 815-359-7869

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815-284-2000 APARTMENTSFURNISHED 305 STERLING A room w/kitchenette. All util. No pets. $350 mo. + dep. Non-smoking. 815-718-3500.

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

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NEED CLOSET OR ROOM STORAGE? Kids are gone, have 2 rooms empty with double wide closets for hanging winter clothes, stacking Christmas totes or furniture, etc. Insured, climate control, references. In Morrison Call 718-690-0240

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Lg. 2BR w/ applcs, water & trash. No pets. $575/ mo. + $575 dep. & ref. 773-562-9939

3 BR. 2nd floor apt. 528 Morgan. $550/ mo. Pets OK! 708203-6677

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

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1 & 2 BR Apts. Or Duplex. 815-440-8116

BILLIE MELVIN; LISA MELVIN; DEFENDANT 12 CH 201 Address: 7425 Long Road Fulton, Illinois 61252 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

2BR w/appls, deck $480mo. + lease & dep. 815-716-0123

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 6, 2013, I, Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on April 3, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the 3rd Floor Lobby of the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

ASHTON â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 1&2 BR., Ashton/ F.G. 815-7512712/562-5075.â&#x2DC;&#x2026;

DIXON

COMMON ADDRESS: 7425 Long Road, Fulton, Illinois 61252 P.I.N.: 07-24-300-006

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The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $236,397.98

MAINTENANCE FREE! AFFORDABLE LIVING!

Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. 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 and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.

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Call Today For An Appointment 815-284-6782

Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice.

1BR, water & garbage furn. 307 W. 3rd St. No pets. $450/mo. + $450 dep. 815-284-7609

If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).

2BR Condo, applcs. Finished bsmt. $1100/mo. + dep. No pets. Quiet, scenic area. 1BR down town apt. 1 ba. Stove, refrig. $375/ mo. + dep. No pets.815288-4289. 2BR laundry, appl. garage. No pets. 815-499-3753.

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: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 3581. Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3581

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

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

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

In re Matter of: Nathaniel Corey Bertine By Amanda L. Downes, Petitioner No. 14 MR 21 ST NOTICE In the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit, WHITESIDE County, Illinois, public notice is given that on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sterling Court Facility, 101 E. 3rd Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081, I will appear on my Petition for Name Change of a Minor, pursuant to Illinois statute. AMANDA L. DOWNES, Petitioner By WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Her Attorneys Dated: February 28, 2014 By___________ Elizabeth J. Klahn Elizabeth J. Klahn WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for the Petitioner 202 E. Fifth Street, P.O. Box 400 Sterling, Illinois 61081-0400 Telephone: (815) 625-8200 March 4, 11, 18, 2014

Public Notice is hereby given that on February 10, A.D. 2014, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Hen House Farm, located at 12721 Coleta Road, Sterling, IL 61081. Dated this 10th day of February, A.D. 2014. Dana Nelson County Clerk March 4, 11, 18, 2014

Ordinance No. 2014-03-04 Amending Section 102-314 Community Residences, Shared Housing, and Assisted Living Facilities of the Zoning Code was passed at the March 3, 2014 City Council meeting. This document is published in pamphlet form and available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk, 212 Third Avenue, Sterling, IL 61081, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Marie Rombouts City Clerk March 7, 2014 March 11, 2014

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BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF vs.

Defendant.

BILLIE MELVIN; LISA MELVIN; DEFENDANT 12 CH 201 Address: 7425 Long Road Fulton, Illinois 61252 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

LEGAL NOTICE FOR FORECLOSURE SALE PUBLIC AUCTION OF REAL ESTATE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 6, 2013, I, Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on April 3, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the 3rd Floor Lobby of the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 3 AND THE EAST 33 FEET OF THE NORTH 660 FEET OF LOT 4 IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 7425 Long Road, Fulton, Illinois 61252 P.I.N.: 07-24-300-006 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $236,397.98 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. 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 and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 3581. Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3581

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on February 6, 2014, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest qualified bidder. (A) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Shannon Davis, Advantage One Credit Union, 815.772.7215. (B) The common address of the real estate is 503 W. Park Street, Morrison, IL 61270, and its legal description is: PARCEL 1: Lot 1 in Block 1 of William BoydÕs First Addition to the City of Morrison, Whiteside County, Illinois, according to the Plat thereof recorded July 6, 1935 in Plat Book 8, page 24, EXCEPTING THEREFROM the following described tract: Commencing at a point on the West line of Lot 1 in Block 61 of JohnsonÕs Addition to the City of Morrison, said point being 28 feet South of the Northwest corner of said Lot 1; thence Southerly parallel with the Westerly line of Lot 1 of Block 1 of William BoydÕs First Addition to the City of Morrison, to the South line of said Lot 1 of said Block 1; thence Easterly on the said South line to the Southeast corner of said Lot 1 of said Block 1; thence North on the West line of said Lot 1 of said Block 61 to the place of beginning. PARCEL 2: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot 1 of Block 61 of JohnsonÕs Addition to the City of Morrison, according to the Plat thereof recorded February 19, 1858 in Plat Book 1, page 34; thence South on the West line thereof 28 feet; thence Northerly, parallel with the Easterly line of said Lot 1, to the North line of said Lot 1; thence Westerly on the North line of said Lot 1 to the place of beginning, situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. PARCEL 3: The Easterly 15 feet of Lot 2 in Block 1 in William BoydÕs First Addition to the City of Morrison in Whiteside County, Illinois, according to the Plat thereof recorded July 6, 1935 in Plat Book 8, page 24. (C)

The real estate consists of a single family residence.

(D)

The time and place of the sale are as follows:

The Whiteside County Courthouse, 3rd Floor Lobby, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270 at 10:00 a.m. on April 3, 2014. (E) The terms of the sale are 10 percent of the purchase price at the time of the auction sale as earnest money, and the balance at least 30 days after the date of Court approval of the sale upon delivery of deed and possession. All payments shall be by CASH, BANK DRAFT, or CERTIFIED FUNDS. Any sale is subject to Court approval. Any specific restrictions on property or title will be announced day of sale. ANNOUNCEMENTS DAY OF SALE TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ANY PRINTED MATERIAL. (F) The case title, case number and the court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above.

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12-058757

(G) The sale shall be subject to all easements, covenants, restrictions and reservations of record, taxes for the year 2013 and all subsequent years. (H)

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

No other information is required to be disclosed. ADVANTAGE ONE CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff,

MIDFIRST BANK

By WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Its Attorneys

PLAINTIFF, -vsUNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR LEGATEES OF MICHELE H. SOSA A/K/A MICHELE HOPE SOSA, DECEASED; OLIVIA CANALES; TONY CAUDILLO; CHRISTY WHITT, AS LEGAL GUARDIAN OF JAMEYRAE VALDIVIA, A MINOR CHILD; COLLEEN BUCKWALTER, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF MICHELE H. SOSA A/K/A MICHELE HOPE SOSA, DECEASED; SIMON SOSA; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS

Trent L. Bush WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200

March 11th, 18th and 25th 2014

DEFENDANTS 12CH 145 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you Unknown Heirs and/or Legatees of Michele H. Sosa a/k/a Michele Hope Sosa, Deceased, Olivia Canales, Tony Caudillo and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Unknown Occupants. Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Whiteside County, by the said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT EIGHT IN HAMPTON SUBDIVISION NO. 6, LOCATED IN THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M. IN THE COUNTY OF WHITESIDE, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 2206 Avenue J, Sterling, IL 61081 Permanent Index No.: 11-17-427-009 and which said Mortgage was made by Michele H. Sosa Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Citimortgage, Inc. as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Whiteside County, Illinois, Document No. 5531-2008.

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And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Whiteside County, in the City of Morrison, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is April 3, 2014. Default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717

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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. 815-830-6568

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HAY & STRAW

825

20 bales of grass hay. $100. 815225-7824

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2007 Buick La Crosse CXL, 62K mi. Sunroof. Exc. $11,500. cond. 815-626-6223.

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2008 Buick Lucerne CXL 2008 Buick Enclave 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT

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2004 Buick Rainier 2002 Pontiac Montana 2000 Ford Explorer LTD AWD

1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4x4

1998 Ford F-700 Dump Truck Gas

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TRUCKS

910

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TRUCKS

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2000 Ford F150 half ton. $4,000. 815-625-2816

4X4S

912

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A.T.V.S

936

2005 Suzuki 500 CC's 4x4 w/ electric winch and snow blade, low miles. $3,450. 815716-0475

BOATS/MOTORS

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TRAILERS/RVS

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