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Rauner gets nod Venture capitalist edges Dillard in GOP race Voting results (percent of votes*) "RUCE2AUNERn +IRK$ILLARDn "ILL"RADYn $AN2UTHERFORDn * – 9,923 of 10,130 precincts (98 percent)

CHICAGO (AP) – Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for Illinois governor, as voters embraced a first campaign by the multimillionaire who flooded the airwaves with vows to run the Democratic stronghold like a business and curb the influence of government unions. With Republicans eyeing what they view as their best shot in

years to win the top job in President Barack Obama’s home state, Rauner defeated three longtime state lawmakers – including the current state treasurer. He advances to a November matchup with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who easily won his nomination for a second full term. RAUNER CONTINUED ON A13

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Simonton unseats Varga

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VanVickle rallies late, beats Harn Rochelle vote swings 3-way GOP race BY VINDE WELLS Shaw News Service

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John Simonton, supported by his wife, Carrie, at The Crystal Cork Wine Shoppe in Dixon, watches as results come in for his Lee County sheriff’s race against fellow Republican John Varga on Tuesday night. Simonton, a Dixon police officer and retired state police lieutenant, won the nomination. No Democractic candidate ran in the primary.

Challenger wins wire to wire, says incumbent part of future

OREGON – A Rochelle police officer took a big step toward becoming the next Ogle County sheriff Tuesday. Brian VanVickle, a 37-year-old Rochelle K-9 officer, won a close three-way race in the Republican Party primary. The Democratic Party has no candidate yet. The general election is Nov. 4. VanVickle defeatBrian ed first-term SherVanVickle iff Michael Harn Edged by 136 votes. incumbent VanVickle garMichael Harn by 136 votes nered 3,470 votes to Harn’s 3,334. A third candidate, Joe Drought, of Rochelle, received 2,821 votes. “I’m so appreciative of all the people who stepped up and took part in this vision,� VanVickle said after the votes were tallied. “It’s all come to fruition.� VANVICKLE CONTINUED ON A2

BY CHRISTI WARREN AND MATT MENCARINI news@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 501

DIXON – Silence filled the room as John Simonton stood on a chair to address the crowd of about 75 people gathered at The Crystal Cork Wine Shoppe. It was just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, and Simonton,

Voting results * OHN3IMONTONn VOTESPERCENT *OHN6ARGAn VOTESPERCENT an officer with the Dixon Police Department and a retired Illinois State Police lieutenant, had just been announced as the winner in the Lee County Republican Party primary election,

beating incumbent Sheriff John Varga 57 to 43 percent. Simonton garnered 3,156 votes, while Varga, who was seeking a third term, received 2,411 votes.

In his speech, Simonton spoke of the importance of collaboration and cooperation between Lee County agencies – something he’s been talking about for much of the campaign. He also talked about how, from the beginning, he tried to make sure the race SIMONTON CONTINUED ON A13

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to be released from the hospital later this week,� Archdiocese spokeswoman Susan Burritt said in a statement released Tuesday morning. “He asks that people continue to pray for him, as he continues to keep people in his prayers.� The 77-year-old, the spiritual leader of the archdiocese’s more than 2 million Roman Catholics, recently started another round of chemotherapy to address signs of cancer returning to the area around his right kidney. He survived bladder cancer 8 years ago and was diagnosed with urothelial cancer in August 2012. Chemotherapy then appeared to work and the cancer was dormant for more than a year.

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Drought wished VanVickle well as he conceded defeat. “It was a very close race obviously,� Drought said. “We gave it our best shot and thought we could do some good things in the county. The voters have spoken. Congratulations to Brian VanVickle.� Harn did not answer his phone or return a phone call by 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. As the early returns came in, Harn led the race by a strong margin – sometimes by as many as 400 votes. However, the tide turned as the votes were counted from the Rochelle area. VanVickle has served as

a Rochelle police officer since 2009. Prior to that he had 13 years of management experience in the private sector. He and his family live in Rochelle, where he serves on the Rochelle Township High School Board. Harn was elected sheriff in 2010 after he defeated incumbent Greg Beitel in the primary. According to state statute, Harn received enough votes to challenge the election results and ask for a recount. He has until mid-April to file a challenge. Harn, 52, of Forreston has served 29 years with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department. He recently weathered criticism over his handling of the

department’s off-budget tow fund, which was created a couple of years ago, money from which he used to pay for car repairs, a consultant to update the department’s Facebook page, and flowers for employees, among other things. His department also spent thousands of dollars on its credit card at local restaurants for “training,� and Harn used the card for personal purchases, which he later reimbursed.

As a result of the controversy, the Ogle County Board last month diminished the sheriff’s control over how the money in that fund is spent. Voter turnout was 30.87 percent, high for an offyear primary, County Clerk Rebecca Huntley said. “I’m very, very thrilled with the turnout,� she said. “It’s nice the voters of Ogle County decided to have a voice in who serves as our elected officials.�

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ELECTION | OGLE COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY

Incumbent loses in GOP primary Rock promises smooth transition

“The people of Ogle County have spoken,� Rock said in a telephone interview. “I’ll make sure to work with Eric to have a smooth transition.� Morrow said he looked forward to serving the people of Ogle County. “If elected (in November), I would like to work with Mike Rock and the staff to ensure a smooth transition,� Morrow said. The new term starts Dec. 1. No Democrat is running for state’s attorney,

BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

OREGON – Mike Rock, appointed last year as Ogle County’s state’s attorney, failed to get the voters’ stamp of approval Tuesday. In the Republican primary, Oregon attorney Eric Morrow beat Rock, getting 4,925 votes (53 percent) to Rock’s 4,448 (47 percent).

though the party could select a candidate to run in the N o v e m ber general Eric election, Morrow a highly unlikely prospect in this solid Republican county. No Democrat ran in 2010. In January 2013, the Ogle County Board unanimously voted for Rock to replace State’s Attorney Ben Roe, who had been named a judge in the

15th Judicial Circuit. Rock was among four candidates, including Morrow, MIke who were Rock interviewed by a County Board selection committee. Rock, 48, had been the first assistant state’s attorney under Roe since 2010 and was a prosecutor for the office from 1994 to 2000. He later was in private practice in Rockford for 10 years

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until he returned as a prosecutor. Rock, a Byron resident, received much support for his re-election from County Board members, who praised him for keeping control of his budget. However, Morrow, 38, said during the campaign that he had seen a breakdown in communication between the state’s attorney’s office and other parts of the judicial system since Rock took office. He also said the office had reduced its dealings with victims

of crimes to form letters, sometimes delivered unsealed. Rock disagreed, saying his office seeks victims’ input and sends them letters detailing what’s happening with their cases. Rock said one of his biggest duties is to keep drugs out of Ogle County. Stiff sentences for drug dealers, he said, send a message to those outside the county who bring in drugs. Both candidates touted their support for the Second Amendment.

ELECTION | 16TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Local voters again Kinzinger pounds reject school sales tax tea party challenger Superintendent ‘disappointed that it failed,’ but respects vote BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com    EXT

For the fourth time in 6 years, voters in Whiteside County are telling school officials to look elsewhere for money to fix their districts’ aging buildings and infrastructure. According to Tuesday night’s unofficial vote tallies, the school facilities tax, which would have raised the countywide sales tax on certain items by 1 percentage point, went down in defeat, 3,183-2,347. That’s 57.6 percent voting “No, thanks,� to 42.4 percent voting “Yes,� a difference of 836 votes. Voters in Carroll County sent the same message, although not as loudly: They nixed the measure by a mere 100 votes, 1,460-1,360, or 51.7 percent to 48.2 percent. A simple majority of votes was needed for the initiative to pass. This was the second time the measure had made the ballot in Carroll County. It first was defeated in April 2011. Milledgeville Superintendent Tim Schurman called the outcome disappointing, and said it’s a little too soon to consider making a third run at its passage.

“I’m disappointed that it failed, but you’ve got to respect the vote and move forward,� he said. In Whiteside County, the tax hike would have garnered about $4.3 million a year that would have been divided among its 10 school districts, based on enrollment. Carroll County would have split about $1.1 million among its three districts. Supporters said the money is needed to offset declining state aid and to reduce property taxes. The beauty of the sales tax hike, they said, is that it would be paid by anyone buying goods in the county, not just local property owners. Most districts also vowed to use the money to pay off debt, which would lower property taxes and save money by reducing the need for loans, and/or the length of time it takes to retire loans, thereby saving in interest payments. The question had been defeated by Whiteside County voters three previous times, but until Tuesday night had gained support each time – 42 percent in November 2008, 45 percent in April 2009, and 46 percent in April.

The new tax would have come on top of the existing 6.75 percent state/local sales tax and would have added $10 in tax for every $1,000 spent on certain items, such as fuel, restaurant meals, and prepared food. By law, the money could be used only for capital facilities projects – new facilities, additions and renovations, land acquisition, ongoing maintenance, architectural planning, durable equipment (nonmoveable items), fire prevention and life safety, disabled access and security, energy efficiency, parking lots, demolition, and roof repairs and to pay off existing facilities bonds – 20-year loans taken out for such purposes. The tax revenue could not be used to pay for salaries or benefits, supplies, operating expenses, buses, and the like. The new tax would have been charged on retail purchases except for cars, trucks, and all-terrain vehicles, boats and recreational vehicles, mobile homes, groceries, drugs (including over the counter medications and vitamins), farm equipment and parts, and farm inputs.

ELECTION | 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Senger wins nomination for Congress CHICAGO (AP) – Darlene Senger has emerged from a four-way primary field to win the Republican nomination for Congress in Illinois’ 11th District. Darlene S e n Senger ger spent 6 years on the Naperville City Council before being elected to the Illi-

nois House in 2008. Bert Miller is a Hinsdale businessman. Chris Balkema of Channahon is a Caterpillar manager, and Ian Bayne is a small-business owner from Aurora. Bill Senger was Foster a member of a 10-member bipartisan committee who helped push a pension deal

through the state legislature last fall. She received backing from a number of establishment Republicans. However, Miller raised the most money and ran television ads introducing himself to voters. The district stretches from Aurora to Naperville and into Joliet. Senger faces U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville in the November general election.

Congressman won’t rule out Senate race BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

The tea party sends shivers down the spines of some relatively moderate Republicans. Probably not that of Rep. Adam Kinzinger. On Tuesday, Kinzinger sailed past his tea party opponent, David Hale, in the Republican primary for the 16th Congressional District, which includes Lee County. With all but 16 of the 674 precincts having reported, Kinzinger got 55,781 votes (78.45 percent) to Hale’s 15,319 (21.55 percent). Kinzinger said in a telephone interview that people want him to go back to Washington to change things. “It’s very clear that I’m not happy with the direction in Washington, D.C. I have shown I can make the tough votes,� Kinzinger said. Some have suggested that Kinzinger is eyeing higher offices, particularly Republican Mark Kirk’s U.S. Senate seat. Asked about that, Kinz-

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OBITUARIES Dawn A. Deets DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dawn Arline Deets, 80, of Dixon, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. Dawn was born June 16, 1933, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of Abner P. and Orrall S. (Mooney) Deets. She was a graduate of Dixon High School, St. Paul Bible College, and SwedishAmerican School of Nursing. In 1959, Dawn began her 40-year career as a missionary nurse in Vietnam, working with leprosy patients. After a forced departure from Vietnam in 1975, during the war in which Dawn briefly was taken as prisoner, she began service in 1978 in Indonesia for 7 years. She then began another adventure in Malaysia in 1985, for 4 years at the Dalat School. Dawn began the last 10 years of her career in the Philippines in 1990. Survivors include one brother, Wallace (Etta)

Deets of Marble Hill, Mo.; her niece, Drena Deets, and nephews, Edward Deets and Gregory (Diane) Deets, all of the area; and several out-of-town nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her two brothers and sisters-in-law, Merle (Katie) and Melvin (Betty). Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Sizemore, pastor of Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon, officiating. Memorials have been established to the Christian Missionary Alliance for The Great Commission Fund and Child Evangelism Fellowship. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Tyrone Lumzy SPOKANE, Wash. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tyrone Lumzy, 58, of Spokane, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Tyrone was born Sept. 23, 1955, in Chicago. He moved to Dixon in 1968, where he graduated from Dixon High School in 1973. He worked for Commonwealth Edison before going to the Navy from 1975 to 1980, where he was a dental assistant. Tyrone lived in southern California and Washington state after his discharge from the Navy.

Survivors include his parents, LeRoy and Eleanor Lumzy of Dixon; four brothers, LeRoy (Joyce) Lumzy, Bruce (Tonya) Lumzy, and Eric (Bettina) Lumzy, all of Dixon, and Gregory (Amy) Lumzy of Peoria; two sisters, Cynthia Martin Lumzy of St. Louis, and Lenora (William) Green of Atlanta; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. There will be no services. Funeral & Cremation Care in Spokane, Wash., is handling arrangements.

Charles â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bushman DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Charles â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlieâ&#x20AC;? Bushman, 68, of Dixon, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

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John L. Grigg ANTIOCH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John Leslie Grigg, 72, of Antioch, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at LakeView Specialty Hospital and Rehab in Waterford, Wis. He was born July 21, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Lillian and Leslie R. Grigg. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids in 1959, and was a 1965 graduate of the University of Iowa. He was a diehard fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes. He lived his life according to the following, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting holy ... what a ride!â&#x20AC;? He married Margitta Burkamp on May 20, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He worked for FMC Corp. for 17 years in Cedar Rapids and New York City, and 8 years in Milan, Italy. At that time, his business took him all

over the world. Returning to the U.S., he moved to Antioch, and worked for Hill and Stone Insurance Agency until his retirement in 2010. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cody.â&#x20AC;? He is survived by his wife, Margitta; his sister, Priscilla (Vernon) Brickley of Dixon; nephew, Grant Leslie Brickley of Johnson Creek, Wis.; niece, Lisa Kay Fink of Chadwick; great-nieces, Kalrissa (Matthew) Taylor, Alexandra and Madeline Fink; and the most wonderful neighbors in the world. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. April 26 at First Presbyterian Church in Dixon. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial to the American Diabetes Association has been established. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mary Joan Hill, 82, of Sterling, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at her home. clarifications will appear in McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling is handling the Corrections box on page arrangements. A2 the next publication day. Receipt of all obituarAnn M. Heuck ies must be confirmed by phone. STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ann M. Heuck, 45, of Sterling, died For more information, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in call 815-625-3600 or 815- Sterling. 284-2222, ext. 530 or 502. McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements.

MALAYSIA

Missing-plane suicide theory undercut Law enforcement continues to focus on hijack scenarios WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A review of e-mails and a search of a home flight simulator have found nothing to suggest the pilots on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 purposely diverted it from its Beijing destination, according to two U.S. law enforcement officials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing stuck out,â&#x20AC;? said one of the sources, who was briefed on the search conducted by Malaysian officials. The findings Tuesday appeared to undercut theories of a suicide, even as U.S. law enforcement officials continued to focus on hijack scenarios or other means

of sabotage, including whether someone preprogrammed some of the aircraftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s computer systems to execute the diversion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still possible that someone entered the cockpit and took the flight a different direction,â&#x20AC;? said one U.S. source, speaking confidentially because the probe is ongoing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or it was tinkered with beforehand.â&#x20AC;? An additional theory remains that one of the pilots â&#x20AC;&#x153;took it upon himselfâ&#x20AC;? to divert the plane for unknown reasons, the source added. The crew could have been trying to divert

the aircraft toward the Malaysian island of Langkawi, which has a 13,000foot runway and an easy approach, one commercial pilot suggested in an Internet posting that stirred much discussion Tuesday. A team of investigators from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has been dispatched to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital. That team is headed by John Lovell, a longtime NTSB investigator with experience in assisting foreign governments with crash investigations. Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role in the search, now encom-

passing about 3 million square miles, also appeared to grow Tuesday. The official New China News Agency said two naval groups turned westward, toward the Andaman Islands, and waters southwest of Sumatra, an island in western Indonesia. They join two U.S. anti-submarine surveillance aircraft combing the south Indian Ocean. Malaysian authorities have been homing in on the crew since declaring Saturday that the Boeing 777â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sharp and sudden diversion about 50 minutes into the March 8 flight from Kuala Lumpur resulted from a â&#x20AC;&#x153;deliberate action by someone on the plane.â&#x20AC;?

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two Whiteside County women were arrested Tuesday on charges of delivering drugs, according to a news release from the Sterling Police Department. Christy J. Siegwarth, 40, of Rock Falls, was charged with two counts of unlawful

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delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park. Maranda S. McCoy, 27, of Morrison, was charged with unlawful delivery of marijuana. Both charges stem from an April 2013 investigation, police said.

ROCK FALLS

Will Facebook poster be charged? Officials will meet Thursday; chief says investigation close to finished BY CHRISTI WARREN CWARREN SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rock Falls police will meet with the Whiteside County stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office on Thursday to decide whether charges will be filed after an anonymous poster reportedly made threats on a Facebook page last week to â&#x20AC;&#x153;shoot upâ&#x20AC;? Rock Falls High School. The poster, who used fake information when setting up the page, appears to be from this area, Rock Falls Police

Chief Mike Kuelper has said. He said his detectives are very close to finishing their investigation. On March 12, Rock Falls police learned about the Facebook page, which had â&#x20AC;&#x153;rude and disrespectfulâ&#x20AC;? comments on it pertaining to sinners, God, the devil, and Matt Anderson, the Rock Falls High School student who recently died in what authorities call an accidental shooting. The poster could face, at the least, a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, Kuelper has said; if convicted of a felony, the poster could be held responsible for the costs of the extra police patrols at the schools for 2 days after the posting.

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ixon Public Schools, like most area school districts, faced something this winter it hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in a while: It used its 5 emergency days. As a result, the last day of school for students during the current academic year will be June 4, instead of May 29. That change is expected to be approved during tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school board meeting. Also expected to be discussed during the school board meeting, said Superintendent Michael Juenger, is adding emergency days to the 201415 academic year. By adding extra emer-

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gency days â&#x20AC;&#x201C; possibly 9 or 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the district will be less likely to run out of days, Juenger said, and force them to consider taking an â&#x20AC;&#x153;act of God day.â&#x20AC;? After using all of its emergency days to cancel school for weather or other reasons, a district

Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini will have â&#x20AC;&#x153;office hoursâ&#x20AC;? from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Books on First, 202 W. First St. Feel free to stop by

can apply for an â&#x20AC;&#x153;act of God dayâ&#x20AC;? if it needs to cancel a day for an unforeseen reason â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like extreme winter weather. The school district used all its emergency days in January.

The closed session minutes During its March 3 regular meeting, the Dixon City Council voted to

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keep secret the minutes from 20 of 24 closed sessions. The released minutes were posted on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. Released minutes from the July 2, 2012, closed meeting show that current Finance Director Paula Meyer wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first choice for that position. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first choice had turned down its offer, according to the minutes, because the sal-

ary was too low, and the insurance costs were too high. During that meeting, Mayor Jim Burke said he called the candidate to ask why the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offer had been rejected, according to the minutes, and told city officials during the meeting he felt the applicant had wasted the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time. By the next month, the city had offered the job to Meyer, who accepted a $95,000 salary. Minutes from the Aug. 6, 2012, closed meeting were also released March 3. On Tuesday, Burke said the salary was increased by $10,000 between the original offer and the

later offer to Meyer, adding that the city realized it needed to increase the pay to get the quality it wanted. The other closed session meetings included a discussion of increasing pay for non-union employees by the same amount as union employees, and a meeting to finalize a list of the released meeting minutes. Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini covers government and happenings in Dixon. He can be reached at mmencarini@saukvalley.com or at 815-625-3600, ext. 529. Follow him on twitter: @ MattMencarini.

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Oberweis winner in City reclassifies more downtown zoning GOP Senate primary First read given U.S. Rep. Davis beats out two challengers CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Illinois Republicans chose state senator and dairy magnate Jim Oberweis to challenge powerful, three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November, as the party fights to remain relevant in a state in which Democrats hold almost all statewide offices and a substantial majority of congressional and legislative seats. Oberweis, 67, of Sugar Grove, insisted he had greater name recognition than his primary opponent, Downers Grover businessman and political newcomer Doug Truax, because of the chain of ice cream shops his family owns and his previous campaigns for U.S. Senate. But he also heavily outspent Truax. The decision also was crucial, because the Senate candidate tops the GOP ticket, just above a governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race that the party believes it can win after more than a decade of Democratic control. Oberweis, who said he would serve no more than two terms in the Senate if elected, said he hopes to help the GOP retake control of the U.S. Senate to â&#x20AC;&#x153;change the direction of this country.â&#x20AC;? The 43-year-old Truax, who owns a health insurance consulting firm, had the support of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, a Peoria Republican, but it was not enough. Nathan Piper, 21, a political science major at the University of Illinois at Springfield, said Oberweis got his vote on name recognition alone. He knew little about Truax.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was at Republican Day at the [state] fair and I probably saw him [Truax] there, but otherwise, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who he was,â&#x20AC;? Piper said. Veronique Escalante, a 40-year-old consultant from Glen Ellyn, said she voted for Oberweis because he â&#x20AC;&#x153;runs a successful business.â&#x20AC;? The GOP hopes to at least give Durbin a scare, but after 32 years in Washington, he has no primary opposition and a big war chest. Even so, some political observers consider Durbin vulnerable because he helped get President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s troubled health care program signed into law. Republicans also hope to undo a near-Democratic sweep of contested congressional seats 2 years ago â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and hold on to those they won. Democrats now control 12 of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18 seats. First-term U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, who kept the 13th District in Republican hands by only a slim margin 2 years ago, beat out two challengers on Tuesday, including Harvard law school graduate and former Miss America Erika Harold. He will face Democrat Ann Callis, the former chief circuit judge in Madison County who won her primary race, in what could be one of the most watched races in the country. Harold, a conservative who is biracial, had been praised as someone who could help the GOP broaden its support among voters after losses in 2012. But the party has rallied around Davis, believing the incumbent has a better shot at retaining the seat that stretches from Urbana to Decatur to the outskirts of St. Louisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eastern suburbs.

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ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The city continued to pave the way for future development by changing zoning in portions of the downtown for mixedused development. The City Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action at Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting brings the entire downtown area into mixed-use classification, thus giving the city a leg up in developing the riverfront. Mixed use allows for everything from retail and office building to recreational and residential entities. It gives officials an advantage if the zoning

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falls61071.com and at City (ALL#ALL   for more information. The City Council meeting also can be viewed LIVEON#HANNEL als from engineers for a project to subdivide areas north of East Second Street in the RB&W district. The other was to approve a motion for publication of requests for proposals for redevelopment of a portion of that RB&W district east of the assess drive. An ordinance to extend the deadline for residents using well water to hook up to the city system was given a first read. The deadline, originally April 2014, would be backed up to Oct. 1.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been dealing with some other water issues, and the weather has backed things up a bit,â&#x20AC;? Wescott said. Alderman Jim Schuneman wanted reassurance that the city would be ready by October. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to make sure that if we extend this, our end will get done by Oct. 1,â&#x20AC;? Schuneman said. About 248 well water users are now required by ordinance to connect to the city water supply. Water Department Superintendent Ted Padilla said he was confident they would be ready by the time the new deadline hits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have approximately 150 left to do,â&#x20AC;? Padilla said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;About 50 to 75 of those need boxes yet.â&#x20AC;? The council went into executive session for a collective bargaining issue.

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pring arrives at 11:57 a.m. Thursday. Today, therefore, is the last full day of winter. To say that the winter of 2013-14 has been rough is the understatement of the year. The list of woes that accompanied the soonto-be-departed winter is long, indeed. Here are just a few things we wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss about it: The phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;polar vortex.â&#x20AC;? Subzero temperatures. Snow drifts across roadways. Wind chill factors. Shivering. Potholes and broken pavement.

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ley Community College women, Newman, Eastland and Dixon boys, and Today is the last full day of winter. Eastland and ProphetTomorrow marks the first day of spring. stown girls. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to bid goodbye to We will miss the dedicated efforts by snowthis most difficult of winters. plow drivers to clear the Sliding off the road off from school. way for everybody else. into the ditch. High heating bills. Excellent work, folks! Those frozen, Campaign signs that We will even sort of miss upheaved, washboard are half buried in snowthe huge, inflatable rat ridges across highways. drifts. that kept company with Snow piles that Having to wear heavy picketing workers at Bay obscure vision at street coats, hats, ski masks, Valley Foods during the corners. gloves, boots, long under- 22-day strike last month, Shoveling out sidewear, scarves, and all the which spanned some of walks and driveways other garb necessary to winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coldest weather. from the latest snowfall. stay warm when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15 But the strike ended, Roadways and vehidegrees below zero. and the rat is just a memcles covered with that But, hey, winter wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ory. white, salty solution. all bad. In one more day, the Hugging the edge We will miss the magiwinter of 2013-14 will be of the road to avoid an cal basketball seasons a memory. A nightmarish oncoming snowplow. put forth by area teams, one. Goodbye and good Multiple snow days including the Sauk Valriddance!

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Opposition wrong about abortion issue STEVEN A. LOPEZ Sterling

The opposition to my letter by Christopher Harrison [â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disagrees with abortion-rights writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reasons,â&#x20AC;? The Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice, March 6] was full of incorrect information. Starting the letter, he makes an analogy to show my â&#x20AC;&#x153;terrible reasoning.â&#x20AC;? His analogy against my point ironically showed that he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get the point. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a vast difference between the two, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simple: One harms a person; the other doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not true an embryo is a human right away. It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even a mammal. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simply an unconscious tiny cluster of cells. Stepping on an ant, which feels pain, is closer to murder. Consciousness, the act of being awake and aware. Memories, the recollection of previous events. These two things are what make us who we are as people. Same with other mammals and

even reptiles. No two are the same. However, the fetus doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any of this. And there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t uncertainty on this. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a person. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just developing cells, nothing more. A baby, even just seconds old, is conscious. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the side of life. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not. Following your point, you clearly stated that we should impede the rights of other people to live like everyone else. But like every other bigoted person objecting to equal marriage, you act as if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s you whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s under attack. Marriage wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t invented by, nor is it owned by, Christianity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not time-tested. It was changed many times. Many biblical marriages had one man and numerous wives. It also depicted the wives as nothing more than objects. This has, thankfully, changed. Our Founding Fathers were deists, and most of them shared disdain toward the Bible. Especially Jefferson. It was the Bible that was used to impede all our secular advancements and rights. You can think whatever you want is true. But please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lie

to justify shoving it down red blooded and strong, peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throats. but now I feel weak. I have my own idea about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the matter with me. I think my heart is failing. I used to be stouthearted, unselfish, courageous, honest, hard-working, loyal and ALICE BRILL God-fearing. But lately, I Sterling feel faint-hearted much Some people say that I, of the time. the mighty United States I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t given up hope, of America, am sick. Oth- though. I come from ers even say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m dying. hardy pioneer stock. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Actually, I do feel sick. survived crises before I have headaches from and grown stronger thinking about my prob- because of them. lems: huge budget defiHowever, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no cits, high taxes, unem- doubt my condition is ployment, foreign prob- very serious. Learned lems, and frightening specialists look at me and increases in crime, vio- sadly shake their heads. lence and terrorism. They canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree on a I frequently feel nause- treatment, but they do ated when I hear about agree it will cost a lot. alcoholism, drug addicBut thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one specialtion, abortion, child ist who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been conabuse, pornography, sulted yet. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard he adultery, corrupt politi- knows everything and cians, and shady busi- nothing is too hard for ness deals. I need a him. breath of fresh air; pure I believe only God can air thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free from lies, work the heart cure that corruption and bureau- will give me new life and cratic controls. make me strong again. I I know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m overweight. think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to give him When I felt better, I took a call. advantage of the good â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blessed is the nation life. I ate, drank and whose God is the Lord.â&#x20AC;? bought a lot, and did (Psalm 33:12) everything I could to have Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pray earnestly for a good time. I used to be our country.

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Way back in 1992, I did a story about Dan Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first run for the Illinois House of Representatives. The House Democrats back then were quietly spreading rumors about Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private life, hoping that the conservative, rural district would refuse to support someone who they said seemed to be gay. It was a classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;barbershopâ&#x20AC;? play. Go where people hang out, like barbershops and taverns, and start spreading a rumor. Spread that rumor in enough places, and pretty soon, lots of folks would eventually hear it and spread it themselves. Without mentioning Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, I wrote that I knew the district pretty well. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reveal it in the story at the time, but I was raised on a farm in Iroquois County, and my mom was born in Pontiac, near where Rutherford lives. I wrote all those years ago that the Democrats were deluding themselves. Those voters werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just conservatives, they were dyed-in-the-wool Republicans. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d take a Republican over a Democrat any day of the week, pretty much no matter what the grapevine was saying. All the Democrats were doing was embarrassing themselves, I wrote, and they ought to cut it out. Rutherford won, of course. The Democratsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tactic failed. I remembered that story when the Sun-Times and the Tribune started publishing â&#x20AC;&#x153;exposĂŠsâ&#x20AC;? about how Treasurer Rutherford had a habit of staying in the same hotel room or apartment with his male travel aide on some government and political trips. As with the Democrats almost 22 years ago, the newspapers never should have done that and should have, instead, risen above such nonsense. THE REAL ANGLE HERE is that insiders say the young man in question was not comfortable with the arrangement. He has not, to my knowledge, alleged that Rutherford did anything specifically untoward; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just that he reportedly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to continue sharing rooms with his male boss. The story buttresses accounts that Rutherford puts some very weird pressure on some of his employees. But this young manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was dragged through some very unseemly mud by the two largest newspapers in his home state. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fair

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to him, let alone the whisper campaign damage it did to Rutherford. Ten years after I wrote that first story in 1992, I was talking with Rutherford about a news item in his local paper about how heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d used campaign money for his legislative office expenses. The expenses appeared perfectly legal, but he was one of only a handful of people who were doing it at the time, so he caught some heat for it. I suggested to RutherTreasurer ford that this Dan story might Rutherford come back to Reportersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; haunt him if pursuit of he attemptRutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother and an ed to move aideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family up to statewent over the line, says wide office. (Rutherford columnist Rich Miller. has been running for governor almost since he could walk.) Rutherford looked at me, got real quiet, and then said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rich, you and I both know that if they come after me about something, it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be about something like this.â&#x20AC;? How right he was. Last week, a reporter tweeted that Rutherford had decided to bar reporters from his Election Night party. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to blame the guy. Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign says that a Chicago Tribune reporter showed up at the home of Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother at 9:30 one night to ask her highly personal questions about her son. The campaign also confirmed reports Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d heard that the paper pursued the parents of Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s travel aide to demand to know whether their son was gay, after reports surfaced that the two men had shared rooms together. And the campaign confirmed that the Tribune pursued the aideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ex-girlfriend with the same questions. Look, Rutherford made some mistakes. Even some big mistakes. But staking out a guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mom late at night, and hounding the parents and ex-girlfriend of an employee with horribly inappropriate accusations, seem way over the line to me. I mean, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like Rutherford shot a man just to watch him die. I always thought we were above the disgusting Hollywood paparazzi snooping level here in Illinois. I suppose I was wrong.

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ELECTION 2014 | UNOFFICIAL LOCAL RESULTS OF CONTESTED RACES Following are final but unofficial results from Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contested primary elections in the Sauk Valley. !LLRESULTSAREUNOFFICIALUNTILCERTIFIED by the county clerk. Candidates are listed in the order they appared on the ballots:

WHITESIDE COUNTY U.S. Senate, Republican Party *AMES/BERWEIS    $OUGLAS4RUAX    Governor, Republican Party "ILL"RADY   $AN2UTHERFORD   +IRK$ILLARD    "RUCE2AUNER    Governor, Democratic Party 4IO(ARDIMAN   0AT1UINN   State Treasurer, Republican Party 4OM#ROSS    "OB'ROGAN    State Central Committeewoman, 17th Congressional District, Democratic Party #HRISTINE%IK7INICK   $OROTHYh$OTv4URNER   Proposition, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sales Taxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Shall a retailersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; occupation tax and a service occupation tax (commonly referred to as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sales taxâ&#x20AC;?) be imposed in The County of WhiTESIDE )LLINOIS ATARATEOFTOBE used exclusively for school facility purposes? 9ES    .O   

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Governor, Democratic Party 4IO(ARDIMAN   0AT1UINN   State Treasurer, Republican Party 4OM#ROSS    "OB'ROGAN    U.S. Congress, 16th Congressional District, Republican Party $AVID*(ALE    !DAM+INZINGER    County Sheriff, Republican Party *OHN#3IMONTON    *OHN26ARGA    State Central Committeeman, 16th Congressional District, Democratic Party *OHN-.ELSON   $AVE.EAL  

U.S. Congress, 16th Congressional District, Republican Party $AVID*(ALE    !DAM+INZINGER    County Sheriff, Republican Party "RIAN%6AN6ICKLE   -ICHAEL2(ARN   *OE$ROUGHT  

  

Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney, Republican Party %RIC-ORROW    -ICHAELh-IKEv2OCK    State Central Committeeman, 16th Congressional District, Democratic Party *OHN-.ELSON   $AVE.EAL   Precinct Committeeman, Oregon-Nachusa 3, Democratic Party $ONALD%4UTOR   .ANCY##HURCHILL  

OGLE COUNTY U.S. Senate, Republican Party *AMES/BERWEIS    $OUGLAS4RUAX   

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Governor, Republican Party "ILL"RADY  $AN2UTHERFORD  +IRK$ILLARD  "RUCE2AUNER 

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State Central Committeewoman, 17th Congressional District, Democratic Party #HRISTINE%IK7INICK   $OROTHYh$OTv4URNER   Precinct Committeeman, Mount Carroll 2, Republican Party *ILL"ESS   7AYNE+NIGHT   Precinct Committeeman, Mount Carroll 3, Republican Party !NN%#ROUSE   4HOMAS!#RAVATTA   Proposition, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sales Taxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Shall a retailersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; occupation tax and a service occupation tax (commonly referred to as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sales taxâ&#x20AC;?) be imposed in The County of CarROLL )LLINOIS ATARATEOFTOBE used exclusively for school facility purposes? 9ES    .O   

U.S. Senate, Republican Party *AMES/BERWEIS   $OUGLAS4RUAX  

 

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State Treasurer, Republican Party 4OM#ROSS    "OB'ROGAN    U.S. Congress, 16th Congressional District, Republican Party $AVID*(ALE   !DAM+INZINGER    County Treasurer, Republican Party #9ATES -ABRY   $EREK7HITED  

 

County Sheriff, Republican Party !LLAN+"EABER    7ILLIAM!2OSENOW   !LEXANDER-!RAUZA   *AMES!3HIPP    State Central Committeeman, 16th Congressional District, Democratic Party *OHN-.ELSON   $AVE.EAL  

ELECTION 2014 | UNCONTESTED CANDIDATES Here is a list of candidates who were uncontested in Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary elections.: Statewide U.S. Senator: Dick Durbin (D) Attorney General: Paul M. Schimpf (R), Lisa Madigan (D) Secretary of State: Michael Webster (R), Jesse White (D) Comptroller: Judy Baar Topinka (R), Sheila Simon (D) Treasurer: Michael W. Frerichs (D)

(R), Mike Smiddy (D) State Representative, 74th District: Donald L. Moffitt (R) State Representative, 89th District: Brian W. Stewart (R) State Representative, 90th District: Tom Demmer (R)

Kurt Dreger (D), Daniel L. Bitler (D) Precinct Committeeman: Clyde: Thomas E. Scidmore (R); Garden Plain: Mark Burgess (D); Jordan: Kelly C. Wilhelmi (R); Union Grove: Penny Van Kampen (R); Mt. Pleasant 1: Dawn M. Young (R), John Dyke (D); Judicial Mt. Pleasant 2: Karen L. Judge of the Appellate McDearmon (R); Hopkins Court, Second Judicial 2: Kathie K. Donahue District: Michael J. Burke (R), Donald F. Blair (D); (R) Sterling 1: Thomas L. Judge of the Circuit !USMAN$ Sterling Court, 15th Judicial Cir11: Ruth M. Stanley (R); cuit, Ogle County: John Sterling 12: James C. Congressional B. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Benâ&#x20AC;? Roe (R) Duffy (D); Sterling 15: Representative, 16th Lowell D. Jacobs; Sterling Congressional District: Whiteside County 16: Write-in (D); Sterling Randall Wayne Olsen (D) County Clerk: Dana Nel- 17:+URT%'LAZIER2  Representative, 17th son (R) Coloma 2: *OHN%SPINOZA Congressional District: County Treasurer: Dar(D); Coloma 5: Linda Sue Bobby Schilling (R), Cheri lene F. Hook (R) Pennell (R); Coloma 6: Bustos (D) County Sheriff: Kelly C. +ATHERINE!.ELSON$  State Central CommitWilhelmi (R) Coloma 8: Brian D. Tarbill teewoman, 16th ConCounty Board, District (D); Coloma 9: Fred Turk gressional District: Chris- 1: Ruth M. Stanley (R), Kurt (D); Coloma 10: Glenn tine Benson (D) %'LAZIER2 3HANE#ELES- C. Truesdell (D); Albany: State Central Committino (R), James G. Jaeger Daniel L. Bitler (D); Montteeman, 17th Congres(D), Robert E. Bradley (D) morency 2: Kelli G. Brysional District: Don JohnCounty Board, District ant (D); Erie 1: Roland E. ston (D) 2: Linda S. Pennell (R), Mose (D); Erie 2: James $OUGLAS7ETZELL2 +ATHIE Ruddell (R); ProphetLegislative K. Donahue (R), William stown 1: George Mark State Senator, 36th Milby (D), Paul J. Cunniff Thompson (D); ProphetDistrict: .EIL!NDERSON (D), Glenn C. Truesdell (D), stown 2: Douglas Crandall (R), Mike Jacobs (D) +ATHERINE!.ELSON$ (R); Prophetstown 3: Jerri State Senator, 45th %NRIQUE2ICK #AVAZOS$ !2OBINSON District: Tim Bivins (R) County Board, District State Representative, 3: Martin Koster (R), Glenn Lee County 71st District:*IM7OZNIAK !&RANK2 3UE"RITT$ County Clerk and

Recorder: Cathy Myers (R) County Treasurer: John F. Fritts (R), Wesley C. Morrissey (D) County Board, District 1: Marilyn Shippert (R); David C. Gusse (R); Cory Zimmerly (D) County Board, District 2: Gerald Leffelman (R); ,ISA:EIMETZ2 !LLYN Buhrow (R) County Board, District 3: Doug Farster (R); Thomas R. Kitson (R); Isaac Mercer (D) County Board, District 4: Bill Palen (R); Marvin V. Williams (R); James L. 7ENTLING2 -ICHAEL/RTIZ (D) Precinct Committeeman: Alto: Katie White (R); Dixon 1: Gregory L. 7ITZLEB3R2 Dixon 2: Gary Presley (R), Michael Lahey (D); Dixon 4: Cathy Myers (R); Dixon 5: Melissa Lawrence (R); Dixon 10: John F. Fritts (R); Dixon 13: Vincent MelenDREZDixon 15: James L. Wentling; Dixon 19: Doug

Farster (R); Harmon: John R. Varga (R); Lee Center: Kasey D. Considine (D); Palmyra 1: William C. "ROZOVICH2 Palmyra 2: Charles E. Thomas (R); Robert F. Sheridan (D); Palmyra 3:*OSE,OPEZ Jr. (D); Sublette: Delbert 3TENZEL2 Ogle County County Clerk and Recorder: Rebecca Huntley (R) County Treasurer: John H. Coffman (R) County Board, District 1: J. Nick Bolin (R) County Board, District 2: Patricia Nordman (R) County Board, District 3: Bobbie Colbert (D) County Board, District 4: Bruce McKinney (R) County Board, District 5: Richard Daniel Janes (R) County Board, District 6: Leroy (Lee) Meyers (R) County Board, District 7: Richard Gronewald (R) County Board, District 8: Lyle Hopkins (R)

Carroll County County Clerk & Recorder: Brian Woessner (R) County Treasurer: Diane L. Powers (R) County Sheriff: C. Jeff Doran (D) County Board, District 2: Gary P. Imel (D) County Board, District 3: 2ODNEY&RITZ2 Bureau County County Clerk: Kami Hieronymus (R) County Treasurer: Rich Wilken (D) County Sheriff: James B. Reed (D) Schools Regional Superintendent of Schools (Bureau, Henry and Stark counties): !NGIE:ARVELL2 Regional Superintendent of Schools (Carroll, Jo Daviess and Stephenson counties): !ARON-ERCIER2 Regional Superintendent of Schools (Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties): Robert Sondgeroth

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Trust involves more than passwords Dear Abby: I have been in a relationship for 2 years. We gave each other our phone passwords as soon as we made it official to avoid keeping things from each other. One night, I had a sudden urge to go through his phone. I had never done it before, and when I looked at his Facebook messages, I saw he had been exchanging inappropriate pictures with someone. I was shocked and angry, and it almost ended our relationship. He deleted and blocked this person, and I forgave him. We don’t talk about it anymore. I haven’t noticed any other red flags, but now, when he’s asleep or goes somewhere and leaves his phone at home, just looking at it upsets me. I’ll put a pillow or a

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than later. It appears you still have some unresolved trust issues with him that need to be discussed. Between you and me, if he was trying to conceal something, he probably wouldn’t be leaving his phone exposed and vulnerable to checking.

Dear Abby: I’m 39 and have been married for blanket over it so I can 12 years. My wife is 35. “forget” it’s there. I don’t When we first got togethknow if I should take er, my wife did not want another peek to make to have kids right away. sure he’s staying on the She said maybe after I straight and narrow, or if graduated from college, ignorance is bliss. What or perhaps we could do you think? adopt. It took more time – Unsure Guy in Texas because of some surgeries, but I have graduated Dear Unsure Guy: now and I want to start a Ignorance ISN’T bliss. family. Being able to trust the She now says she man you’re with is, thought I was kidding and if it turns out you when we were talking can’t, it’s better that about it all those years you know sooner rather ago, and that I knew

she never wanted kids. I am at a loss. I love this woman, but I do want children, or to adopt a baby if that’s not possible – but she says she’s unwilling to do either. What am I to do? – Wants To Be A Dad in Charlotte, N.C.

didn’t bother me that she kept it until recently. Should I ask for the ring back or let it go? If you think I should ask for it, should I do it face-toface or through some other messaging? – Moving On in Kentucky

Dear Wants To Be A Dad: You either accept that you will be childless, or talk to an attorney about divorcing a woman who appears to have deceived you. How sad!

Dear Moving On: When your ex-girlfriend broke the engagement, she should have returned the engagement ring. That she didn’t indicates she is either ignorant regarding the rules of etiquette, or that she plans to keep it regardless of what the custom is. (If it’s the latter, you’re fortunate to be rid of her.) I do NOT recommend asking for the ring via text or a phone call out of the blue. Your chances might be better if you ask in person. I wish you luck!

Dear Abby: I was engaged to my ex-girlfriend for 3 years. We broke up more than a year ago – her choice. We reconciled briefly, but are now broken up for good, and she’s dating someone else. My question is about the engagement ring. It

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Thursday, March 20 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. North Central Illinois Logistics Council and NCILC Steering Committee, 8 a.m., Illinois Valley Community College CTC Room 124, 815 N. Orlando Smith St., Oglesby, 815-2247930. American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m.-noon, Do-It-Best Corp., 816 W. Progress Drive, Dixon. Appointments: 800-7332767. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Montmorency and East Coloma school districts, 8:30-11 a.m., 1-6 p.m., Riverdale Preschool Center, 3505 Prophet Road, Rock Falls. Appointments: 815-625-5380. Free blood sugar screenings, 8-9 a.m., Community Health Services Department, Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota. 815-5397461, ext. 3291, weekdays. Tests can be fasting or 2 hours after eating. North Central Illinois Logistics Council, 8-9:30 a.m., Room C316, Illinois Valley Community College, 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave., Oglesby, 815-220-3425. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. Senior Computer Intermediates, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle. Sign up: 815-5625050. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. Free blood pressure checks, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Prairie State Legal representative, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Whiteside County Senior Center Outreach caseworker, 10-11 a.m., Robert Fulton Com-

munity Center, 912 Fourth St., Fulton. Senior Advanced Plus computer classes, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle. Sign up: 815562-5050. ’49ers, 11:30 a.m., Applebee’s, 3920 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. American Red Cross blood drive, noon-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 200 W. Lincolnway, Morrison. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Parish Nurse Networking meeting, noon, CGH Professional Building, 15 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-625-0400, ext. 5425. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30, open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, 12 and 12; 8 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Healthy Lifestyles Club, 1 and 7 p.m., ground-floor conference room, Mendota Community Hospital, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota, 815-539-7461, ext. 5319. Scrapbooking class, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Informational meeting on Windsor Manor, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Odell Public Library community room, 307 S. Madison St., Morrison. Reservations: 815772-4031. Helping Understand Grief for Survivors (HUGS), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 S. state Route 2, Oregon. Call 815-732-2499 by noon Thursday. If no one calls, the meeting will be canceled. Overeaters Anonymous,

5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Fibromyalgia Support Group, 6 p.m., Suite 215, Positive Changes Acupuncture, 609 W. Third St., Sterling, 815-499-5425. Breast Cancer Networking Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815-625-0431. Lee County Democratic Central Committee, 6:30 p.m., Gingko Tree Cafe/Traditional Wellness Center, 216 W. First St., Dixon, 815-288-9466. River Cities Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., Fulton Presbyterian Church, 311 N. Ninth St., 815499-5618. Dixon Veterans of Foreign Wars, 7 p.m., VFW Post, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon. Dixon Area Garden Club, 7 p.m., Plum Creek Garden, 626 Palmyra Road, Dixon. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Marine Corps League, 7 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave, 815-625-9058. Sauk Valley Landlord Association meeting, 7 p.m., Coventry Living Center, 612 W. St. Mary’s Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, and Al-Anon, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815284-7569. Sterling Rock River Masonic Lodge 612, 7:30 p.m., 113 1/2 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555.

Friday, March 21 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. Bi-County Special Education Cooperative preschool screenings for Montmorency and East Coloma school districts, 8:30-11 a.m., Riverdale Preschool Center, 3505 Prophet Road, Rock Falls. Appointments: 815-625-5380. National Association of Health Underwriters Continued Education Class, 9 a.m., 6 E. 23rd, Sterling, 800-798-1771. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:3011:30 a.m., Oliver’s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure checks, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, closed, It’s Your Meeting; 8 p.m., open, grapevine, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 3:30 p.m., closed;

7 p.m., closed; 10 p.m., open, candlelight, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., open; 10:30 p.m., open, candlelight, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, noon-1:30 p.m., County Market, 1380 N. Galena Ave., Dixon. Basic sign language class, 1-3 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Register: 815-288-2936. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open; Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, state Route 52 N., Amboy. Reformers Unanimous Addiction Abstinence Program, 7-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 24 N. Mason Ave., Amboy, 815-857-2682. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed; Rochelle Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, First Congregational Church, 218 E. Third St., Prophetstown. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 201 N. Division St., state Route 26, Polo. Alcoholics Anonymous District 73 meeting, 8 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 201 N. Division Ave., Polo.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Wednesday, March 19 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Popcorn and quilting, 8:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. Sharing Life’s Memories, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St, Oregon, 815-732-3252. Laughter Yoga, 10 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2882936. 313 card game and Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Lifescape lunch, 11: 30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. 500 card game, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-5893925. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 6815-622-9230. Bingo and bridge, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-6228838.

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unday afternoon. Cloudy. I’m reading Fuchsia Dunlop and getting very, very hungry. I need a bowl of dan dan noodles immediately and make out a grocery list for that and her recipe for wontons. An hour later, I’m in the kitchen making her Sichuan wontons with a stuffing of ground pork seasoned with Shaoxing wine, white pepper and spring onion greens. I’ve found it makes an enjoyable afternoon to invite friends over to help make a batch or two. We’ll sit around the table or stand side-by-side at the counter, talking, listening to music and folding wonton wrappers to our own rhythm. The repeated gestures of dabbing a teaspoon of filling onto each square wrapper, slicking the edges with water, folding the wrappers corner to corner and then bringing the other two corners together are curiously soothing. Daydreaming, I remember not Szechuan province, where I’ve never been, but Bologna, Italy, where I once spent a winter month learning to make gnocchi at a trattoria and hanging around a laboratorio where three or four elderly women made pasta by hand around a big wooden table. Their tortellini were the smallest and most delicate I’d ever seen, destined for tortellini in brodo (in broth), which, except in flavoring, isn’t all that different from wonton soup. The shape of the stuffed dumpling is the very same. Only in Italy, the shape is supposed to have been inspired by the goddess Venus’ navel, while in Sichuan, Dunlop writes, they are known as “folded arms” (chao shou). “Some say this is because the raw dumplings look like the folded arms of a person sitting back in relaxation,” Dunlop writes, “others that it’s because of the way they are wrapped, with one corner crossed over the other and the two pinched together.” As we finish each, we line the dumplings up on a cookie sheet like columns of soldiers. Half of a double batch will go into the freezer and, once they’re frozen, I’ll transfer them to Ziploc bags. The other half we’ll eat for supper (they take only minutes to cook), garnished

There is no need for advanced cooking skills when making Sichuan wontons in chili oil sauce.

Serve this sweet aromatic soy sauce alongside a batch of wontons to be shared among friends. in the bright heat of chili oil, crushed garlic and soy sauce infused with the flavors of Sichuan peppercorn, star anise, cinnamon and ginger. Another recipe ideal for making with friends is pearly meatballs. Dunlop’s version goes together quickly, but you do need to soak the rice overnight in cold water. The meatballs are basically ground pork with a little dried shrimp and fresh water chestnuts for crunch. Forget about using a spoon or scoop to make the meatballs. Your hands are your best tools, and we all vie to roll the perfectly round, walnut-size balls. The fun part is then rolling them around in a mixture of translu-

cent sticky rice, shiitake mushrooms and minced ham to give them a shaggy coat. Like the wontons, you can’t make too many. Piled high on a platter, the pearly meatballs disappear in a flash. No need for advanced cooking skills to make either the wontons or the pearly meatballs. Yet the results are spectacular and soul-satisfying.

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5 to 6 tablespoons chili oil, with its sediment 2 to 4 heaped teaspoons crushed garlic Directions: 1. Crush the ginger with the flat of a cleaver blade or a rolling pin, and put it in a cup with just enough cold water to cover. Place the pork, egg, Shaoxing wine and sesame oil in a bowl with 1½ teaspoons of the ginger water and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt and 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper, or to taste. Stir well. Mix in the stock, 1 tablespoon at a time. Finally, add the 3 tablespoons finely sliced green onions. 2. Fill a small bowl with cold water. Take a wonton wrapper and lay it flat in one hand. Use a table knife or a small spatula to press about 1 teaspoon of the pork mixture into the center of the wrapper. Dip a finger into the cold water, run it around the edges of the wrapper and fold it diagonally in half. Press the edges tightly together, moisten one of the corners, overlap with the opposite corner and press firmly to seal the dumpling. (They will look like Italian tortellini.) Lay on a flour-dusted tray or large plate. 3. Bring a large pan of water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, prepare three or four serving bowls. In each bowl, place 1 tablespoon of the sweet, aromatic soy sauce, 1½

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tablespoons chili oil with sediment and one-half to 1 heaped teaspoon of crushed garlic, to taste. 4. When the water has come to a boil, drop in the wontons. Stir gently to make sure they do not stick together. When the water returns to a rolling boil, pour in a small cup of cold water to calm it down. When the water has come to a boil for the third time, the wontons should be cooked through (cut one open to make sure). Remove the wontons with a slotted spoon, drain well and divide among the prepared serving bowls. Scatter each bowl with some of the remaining green onions. Serve immediately, stirring everything together before tucking in. Nutritional information: Calories: 486 Protein: 14 grams Carbohydrates: 39 grams Fiber: 1 gram Fat: 30 grams Saturated fat: 6 grams Cholesterol: 54 mg Sugar: 2 grams Sodium: 1,072 mg NOTE: Adapted from “Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking” by Fuchsia Dunlop. Shaoxing wine and tamari sauce are available at select wellstocked supermarkets, as well as Asian markets. WONTONS CONTINUED ON A10


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Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman statesman and orator who died in 43 B.C., said, “Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.” I often feel that way about playwrights who include lots of shouting – they could not think of anything worthwhile to write. This week we are looking at bidding with weak hands – for example, the gorgeous two-count held by North. After partner opens one no-trump, he must not pass, but must convert the contract to two spades, here via a transfer bid. His hand might be useless in no-trump, but will be worth three or four trump tricks in spades. After West leads

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He also talked about how, from the beginning, he tried to make sure the race wasn’t personal, relaying how he knows Varga’s father from his early days working as a state trooper in District 1. Varga Sr., Simonton said, would often be called out with his wrecker to help when car accidents happened. Simonton called him a friend of the troopers and a friend of the deputies. “It’s been very overwhelming,” Simonton said before the votes were tabulated, standing near a projector screen showing

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the voting results. “I’ve had such good support, not only from the [campaign] committee, but the communities all around Lee County.” Simonton worked until about 3 p.m. Tuesday, he said, then went to vote before heading home to try and relax. “This is my first time in politics,” he said. “I had no idea what to expect and I have a new appreciation for everyone running for an elected office right now because of the work that goes into it.” A little after 8 p.m., the results started being posted online. Each update was met with applause, as guests periodically

checked their phones for more recent results and started to debate how much longer until the final result would be known. For Simonton, the campaign began in September, when he put together his committee. Members of that committee and his family, friends and supporters joined him to watch that campaign come to a close – including people from the state’s attorney’s office, the public defender’s office, the Dixon Police Department, Lee County Board, and Dixon Fire Department. While he acknowledged the possibility of a Democrat running against him in the general election,

Simonton said he’s hoping to work with Varga to make the transition seamless. “That way, I’m not just stepping in on December 1 cold,” he said. “From the previous jobs, I already know about policy and development and procedures. I know about promotional aspects, as far as being objective.” He said he hoped those discussions with Varga – and possible discussions with Lee County Board members and other county staff – could start in the late summer or early fall. As sheriff, Simonton would like to create more two-way communication within the department and pursue and expand part-

nerships with other area law enforcement agencies or fire departments. Varga, his family, and close friends and supporters – among them Lee County Board members and various sheriff’s department employees – gathered at the Old Lee County Courthouse to watch the votes come in. And slowly but surely, they did. Simonton took an early lead, and held on to it all the way to the end, the building quietly emptying of people as time passed. By 9:45 p.m., only a small handful of people remained. “I’m just disappointed in the outcome, obviously,”

Varga said, standing outside the courthouse. “We had a very good, clean campaign. We ran the campaign very well. We had a lot of supporters all the way around, and I’m very pleased with that. Very pleased with the people that we had behind us. “It obviously just wasn’t meant to be.” When asked about his plans for what’s next, Varga said that’s something he’ll figure out in the morning. “I’m still sheriff until Nov. 30, and I still gotta run the department and do what needs to be done to make the decisions, so I’ll continue to do the job until that time.”

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Between Quinn and predecessor Rod Blagojevich, now imprisoned for corruption, Democrats have held the governorship since 2003. But Rauner could present a serious threat, partly due to a massive campaign bank account that already includes more than $6 million of his own money. For voters across Illinois, the governor’s race represented a potentially transformative battle over union influence, with some voters saying they wanted to break an alliance between organized labor and Democrats, who have long controlled most statewide offices and the Legislature. Organized labor battled back out of concern that Rauner could seek to weaken unions in the same way GOP governors have in other states across the Midwest. Rauner says he would model his governorship after those of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Both significantly rolled back union power in what they said were necessary steps to attract business and reduce costs. Rauner defeated state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford in the primary. “Rauner is going to be a bull in a china shop; we need a bull,” said Tom Sommer, a

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State Sen. Kirk Dillard, Republican candidate for governor, speaks at a news conference after Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Bruce Rauner won the Republican nomination for governor, as his running mate, Jil Walker Tracy, reacts Tuesday night in Downers Grove. 57-year-old real estate broker from the Chicago suburb Hinsdale. “It’s not going to be more of the same.” Issues such as a public pension overhaul and high taxes “are coming to the fore and the old guard is not going to handle that,” Sommer said, adding that he voted for Rauner because of his tough talk against the unions that represent public sector workers. That sentiment persists despite Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s push to fix Illinois’ finances by overhauling the heavily underwater public pension systems, which earned him the unions’ ire. Rauner has also won

supporters with his call for term limits. Union leaders, meanwhile, sought Rauner’s defeat by encouraging members to pull Republican ballots and vote for Dillard, who picked up several union endorsements. The typically leftleaning unions spent more than $6 million on the GOP primary, both in anti-Rauner and pro-Dillard ads. Rauner raised more than $14 million, including $6 million of his own money – more than any candidate seeking a gubernatorial nomination in state history. Rauner warned supporters about the unions’ efforts, saying

Quinn’s “allies” were trying to hijack the election. He said legislative term limits could break the labor-Democratic alliance. Quinn’s first re-election ad of the season – focusing on Rauner’s evolving stance on raising the minimum wage – hit the airwaves Tuesday evening. Quinn has called for increasing the state’s rate from $8.25 to at least $10 an hour. Rauner had initially called for a cut and later said he’d raise it under certain circumstances. In the southern Illinois, voters had another reason to want to upend the state’s political order, saying they felt marginalized and neglected by a

political balance weighted toward Democrats and the Chicago region. “In the last 10 years, things have gotten really bad (in the state),” said Marty Johns, 48, of Godfrey. “Throw out all the Democrats in Chicago. All of our money goes up there while southern Illinois gets the crumbs.” Johns said he voted for Dillard to “remove Quinn.” But others said they liked Quinn, whose administration has avoided major scandals – unlike his two predecessors who went to prison. “I think he’s honest and he does the best he can do with what he’s got to work with,” said Ed Kline, a 61-year-old LeRoy farmer who voted for Quinn. Quinn, who was Blagojevich’s lieutenant governor and assumed the office after he was booted amid a corruption scandal, easily defeated a lesser-known primary challenger Tio Hardiman in his bid for a second full term. Brady won the 2010 GOP nomination, but lost the general election to Quinn. Brady, of Bloomington, argued he built the support during that bid to defeat Quinn this time around. Rutherford, of Chenoa, did little campaigning recently. He all but conceded defeat after a former employee filed a federal lawsuit accusing Rutherford of sexual harassment and political coercion. Rutherford denied the allegations.

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By any standard, Michaela Ward had a big year in the pitching circle last spring. The Rock Falls junior tossed 99 innings in 2013, compiling an 11-3 record and a 1.76 earned run average. She struck out 97 batters and walked just 14. Her main weapons are a wicked riseball and confounding curve that keeps hitters off-balance. The quality of those pitches, according to Rockets head coach Kris Nunez, are what sets Ward apart. “She has pitches in her repertoire pitchers wish they had, but don’t,” Nunez said. “I’m

Ward file School: Rock Falls Class: Junior FYI: Starting pitcher for Rockets since early in her freshman year. ... Went 11-3 as a sophomore, with 1.76 ERA. ... Also batted .391 with 28 RBIs. a believer. I’ve seen it, and her ball moves. She’s just this little thing, but man, she’s got a great arm.” Ward came up to the varsity early in her freshman year, due to an injury to current teammate Julie Dodd. Just in case opponents are getting used to her pitches, Ward

spent the offseason adding another pitch, a dropball. She tinkered with it a year ago, but didn’t have the confidence to use it in a game. This season, however, she plans to break it out more and more as the season goes on. “Hopefully I’ll throw it once or twice here or there in a game,” Ward said, “and then by the end of the season, I’ll feel more comfortable throwing it more often.” Guiding Ward in her pitching endeavors is Becki Edmondson, who is entering her first year as the varsity coach at Sterling. Ward credits Edmondson for her pitching prowess. STRIKE CONTINUED ON B6

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For the first time in program history last season, the Sterling Golden Warriors softball team finally got over the hump and advanced to the state tournament. After so many close calls and standout squads, Sterling celebrated by playing on the final day of the high school softball season, placing fourth in Class 3A. So what are the Warriors going to do for an encore? “This team definitely has the Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com drive to make it back-to-back Sterling softball coach Becki Edmondson talks with players appearances at state,” co-captain before a scrimmage on Tuesday at Roscoe Eades Stadium. Darien Bardoner said. “We defiEdmondson, a longtime assistant coach, replaces Rick Hender- nitely feel like we’re going to keep son, who retired, as head coach. the Sterling softball tradition

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K Bears fans, let’s take a deep breath, and see if we can figure out what has just happened. With an incredibly frenzied first week of free agency now in the books, most of the big names either have found new homes or decided to stay home, and there isn’t much left that’s going to move the needle between now and the NFL draft. Sure, Jared Allen still is out there. Knowshon Moreno would look really nice behind Matt Forte, but something tells me general manager Phil Emery isn’t looking to spend what’s left in the bank that way. Chris Clemons still would be an upgrade at safety. And there’s plenty of depth still available on the offensive line, but who really cares about the backup big uglies? Unless Allen decides to become a Bear, there’s little impact that can be expected from any more signings. Most will be like Tuesday’s signings of Israel Idonije, Craig Steltz and Danny Cray. Nice, but nothing special. The Bears did a great job of taking care of their own. Jay Cutler, Matt Slauson, Roberto Garza, Robbie Gould, Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings, D.J. Williams and Jeremiah Ratliff are exactly the veterans the Bears needed to keep to avoid taking a step backward. If Kelvin Hayden and Nate Collins are healthy, they also have got much better depth than they had last year. I’ll be very surprised if Hayden doesn’t reclaim his nickel spot from Isaiah Frey. The real keys are Tillman and Williams. As awful as the Bears’ defense was last year, it didn’t go completely down the tubes until those two went down for the season with injuries at roughly the same time. Lance Briggs had to sit down for almost half the season. If those three can start 14 to 16 games, it’s possible what the Bears are trying to fix isn’t as disastrous as we think it is. I am disappointed Julius Peppers is gone. That he couldn’t come back on his existing, salary capstrangling contract was a given. ARKUSH CONTINUED ON B3

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love the way the STEVE Cubs stories are about the fifth ROSENBLOOM starterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job, like the -#4.EWS one about James 3ERVICE McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injury or SPORTS the one about Chris COLUMNIST (ECANBE Rusinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four good REACHED innings. ATSROSEN Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the quesBLOOM TRIBUNECOM tion: Arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all Cubs pitchers No. 5 starters except Travis Wood? Yes. Yes, they are. And one of those No. 5 the case this season. starters will pitch open- Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why it seems ing day. they told Renteria to New Cubs manager start Samardzija in the Rick Renteria named opener. Jeff Samardzija as his Maybe someday Renopening day starter, teria actually will get which means Travis to manage a team, and Wood got hosed, but manage a team that then I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it was has pitchers competRenteriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision, ing to be No. 1 starters, because the Cubs arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t instead of guys that trying to showcase teams canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to skip Wood for a deal the way in the rotation. theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to dump This Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pitching Samardzija. situation tells you it The more that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen this year. Samardzija starts, the Same goes for next year, better the chance he and the one after that, gets traded if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s any and the one after that. good. He was good early Not with the pitching in last season, then he the system right now. stunk. Theo Epstein and That can change quickly. Or it it can his bunch hope thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

change later. I know, it also might never change, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to be Stevie Sunshine here, and it seems to come down to two choices. One plan would go like this: First, trade Starlin Castro and Samardzija for a good young starter with major league experience and a couple other prospects who are two seasons away, max; Second, bring up Javier Baez and start the clock on the 30-plus errors that young shortstops always seem to make. Third, get Kris Bryant and Albert Almora up here by the end of this season. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the heart of what people will look back on as a contender, and maybe 2017 can seem legitimate. Maybe. Another plan would go like this: Retain all the young bats youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve drooled over and buy pitching, such as James Shields next winter and David Price the winter after that.

The Cubs finished second in the Masahiro Tanaka spendfest, so they are willing to spend free-agent money. Unfortunately, they spent a stupid amount on the bad news that is Edwin Jackson, but perhaps that taught them what a top-end majorleague arm actually is. So, if the Cubs keep the young bats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if Castro can pay attention, if Baez can play second base, if Bryant is the real deal, if Almora is not just captain of the outfield but of the team, too, if Anthony Rizzo stops getting traded â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and outbid the market for the likes of Price and Shields, then the Samardzijas and Jacksons would rightly be pushed to the bottom of the rotation, and suddenly, contending in 2016 isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the joke that it seems to be today. It has to be one plan or the other, because it will be time for Epstein to be right, or it might be time to not extend his contract.

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura named Tyler Flowers as the starting catcher earlier this spring. Flowers, who struggled last season, knows that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean he will have the job for the entire season.

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PHOENIX â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tyler Flowers is not going to treat the White Sox starting catcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job like it is his for the keeping, even if manager Robin Ventura gave him the nod, barring a major change before March 31. Flowers knows something about winning and losing that job. He did both in 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each day you continue to earn that spot,â&#x20AC;? Flowers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not guaranteed youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to start the next day, or the next week. In my mind, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good start to get the opportunity opening day, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to earn it each and every day. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to the challenge, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m

Flowers file Age: B/T:22 2013: (2 2") "! /"0 3,'INGAMES feeling healthy, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready to go.â&#x20AC;? After shoulder surgery in September, Flowers said he questioned if he would even be ready to play this spring, let alone be the starter. He said he still feels a little pain at times, but it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affected his throwing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the longest offseason of my career thus far, just the dayin, day-out work and physical therapy, and then working all my normal stuff along with it,â&#x20AC;? Flowers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was definitely a challenge,

but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to have it pay off to this point.â&#x20AC;? Flowers is hitting .231 (6-for-26) with a double, a home run and three RBIs this spring. He said he requested a simple hitting approach when he entered the spring, and he likes how it is working. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very comfortable with what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing in my setup and everything,â&#x20AC;? Flowers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Hitting coach Todd Steverson] has kind of helped me to simplify that and make sure Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in as good a position as I can be to have success each and every day.â&#x20AC;? New addition: Felipe Paulino said he had never thrown a cut fastball in a game before Monday. But after working on it with pitching coach Don Cooper, he

was pleased with the results when he threw it about six times during a 9-0 victory over the Brewers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I like with Cooper. He cares a lot,â&#x20AC;? Paulino said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He gives me that confidence to let me throw it in the game. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad with how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long season. I want to see how it responds every time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I can add when something is not working.â&#x20AC;? Paulino had his best outing of the spring Monday, throwing five scoreless innings, allowing two hits, walking three and striking out four. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel great with how everything is coming together right now,â&#x20AC;? Paulino said.

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Philly unkind to Hawks yet again Last non-playoff victory: 1996 BY CHRIS KUC Chicago Tribune

PHILADELPHIA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Before the Blackhawks headed home to begin a last-gasp attempt at catching the Blues in the Central Division, the defending Stanley Cup champions first had to take care of business against the Flyers. At the scene of perhaps the franchiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest triumph when it captured the 2010 Cup, the Hawks werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to pick up two valuable points, as they fell 3-2 to the Flyers in overtime Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center. The point moved the Hawks into a tie for second place in the Central, eight points behind the surging Blues, with a showdown set between the rivals for tonight at the United Center. Claude Giroux scored the game-winner for the Flyers with 4.2 seconds remaining in overtime, while Scott Hartnell had two goals in regulation. Former Hawks goaltender Ray Emery came out on top in the battle

Star of the game: Claude Giroux, Flyers, game-winner with 4.2 seconds left in OT Up next:"LUESAT "LACKHAWKS PM today TV/Radio: ."#3.!of backups, besting Antti Raanta to help the Flyers extend their regularseason winning streak over the Hawks in Philadelphia to 10 games. Andrew Shaw and Duncan Keith staked the Hawks to an early two-goal lead. Emery was shaky, and the Hawks took advantage to score twice in the first 3:51 of the game. It appeared the Hawks were set to roll to their first regular-season victory here since November 1996, but a fortunate bounce for the Flyers turned the game around. While behind the goal, Hartnell flipped a shot to the side of the net that caromed off Hawks forward Marcus Kruger and found its way over the goal line.

Bears improve depth on defense ARKUSH

good move â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but is he a starting-caliber safety? CONTINUED FROM B1 Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see. Senn and Hixon Restructuring, again, should be good special was a bad idea, because teams contributors, and it just would have cremake more sense than ated a bigger problem Eric Weems and Blake in a year or 2. Costanzo. But I believe if the Then there is Willie Bears had sent him off Young. I called sevwith a promise someeral Lions games on the thing like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to radio from the sideline cut you, but go shop, last year, and Young get your best deal and stuck out. I like his athweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll match it,â&#x20AC;? they leticism, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very could have avoided not quick off the ball. But only weakening themfor 15 starts, his producselves, but strengthention was minimal. ing the team theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Here is the key queschasing. tion: Is there any real The new kids are OK. evidence that after 4 I have no problem with years in the league for the signings of Lamarr each, Young is a betHouston, Ryan Mundy, ter player than Corey Jordan Senn, Domenik Wootton? Hixon and Willie Young. In 46 games, Young But there are a few has 72 tackles, six sacks, issues. zero fumbles forced, I think Houston could two fumbles recovbe the best three-techered and seven passes nique in the league over defensed. In 45 games, the next few years, but Wootton has 70 tackles, he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t project as a 11 sacks, three fumbles right end, and the trade forced, two fumbles of Peppers for Houston recovered and six does not improve the passes defensed, and he defense. proved this year he can Has anyone noticed play inside or outside, the Bears under Emery which Young wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, and might have a tendency Wootton is two years to bring in decent talent younger. and use it at the wrong So hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what matposition? ters: The Packers are Houston and Peppers better with Peppers. together on the same The Lions would appear line, that would have to be better with Golden been exciting. Tate. Are the Bears betMundy is better than ter with Houston and what you have â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so, Young?

ORLANDO, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; To listen to Patrick Reed after he won at Doral is to be reminded of the famous exchange at the 1989 Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Raymond Floyd borrowed a line from Ben Hogan 2 decades earlier when he introduced his team as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;best 12 players in the world.â&#x20AC;? That worked in 1967 when Hoganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team produced what remains the biggest blowout in history. On this occasion, it prompted a memorable reply from European captain Tony Jacklin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does that make Seve Ballesteros the 13th best?â&#x20AC;? Some versions of the story have a European player whispering to Nick Faldo, â&#x20AC;&#x153;That makes you No. 14.â&#x20AC;? Faldo had won the Masters earlier that year. Ballesteros was 14 months removed from his third British Open and fifth major championship. They were bold words, indeed, especially when the Americans left England without the Ryder Cup. Reed didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t declare himself the best player in the world at Doral, only one of the top five. Asked about the other four, the 23-year-old Reed mentioned Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell (with a back-handed compliment), Dustin Johnson, and then he stalled and repeated that it was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;tough question.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so many great players out there,â&#x20AC;? he said. Reed didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say anything

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Patrick Reed holds The Gene Sarazen Cup for winning the Cadillac Championship on March 9 in Doral, Fla. Reed is now ranked 20th in the world.

Reed file Born: Aug. 5, 1990 AGE College: Augusta State FYI: Leg college team to national titles in 2010 and 2011. ... Turned pro IN(ASCAREER PGA Tour wins. ... His wife, Justine, serves as his caddie. he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe. Even so, his words have proved more memorable than any of the shots he hit on the Blue Monster to capture his first World Golf Championship, and third PGA Tour victory in 7 months. But golf is a quiet sport, so this kind of noise was unsettling. Woods has been No. 1 the equivalent of 13 years. He never really talks about it unless asked (although Nike tried to do the talking for him last year). Ian Poulter, as confident

a player as there is in golf, once told a British magazine that when he plays to full potential, â&#x20AC;&#x153;it will be just me and Tiger.â&#x20AC;? A few years later, Woods bumped into Poulter in the locker room at The Gallery during the Match Play Championship and instinctively said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, No. 2.â&#x20AC;? The highest Poulter ever got was No. 5. Reed is No. 20, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happy with that for now. To take everything he said at Doral into context, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear he meant â&#x20AC;&#x153;top fiveâ&#x20AC;? as an adjective. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s similar to listening to football scouts talk about a player with 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash. Whether thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the actual time, the point is that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very fast. Reed is very good. Trouble is, a lot of good players are around him. If he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that already, he will. The Masters next month will be Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first major

championship. A month ago, he had never even played in a World Golf Championship. To listen to chatter on the range and in the locker room, Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go over that well with his peers. But he is a tough-minded kid at 23, and he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really care what others think. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what he thinks. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what he said. Speaking at Bay Hill on Tuesday, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t back down from what he said, or the reaction to it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it was pretty funny,â&#x20AC;? Reed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was interesting to see how much of a stir that got up in the media. When it comes down to it, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I believe in. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how I see myself as a player. But you have to have that belief in yourself. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to play like it. And youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re definitely not going to be contending on Sundays.â&#x20AC;?

WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BASKETBALL | 2014 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Irish enter in a fighting mood Notre Dame doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like view in UConnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shadow BY TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Notre Dame doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like being known as the other undefeated team. The Fighting Irish (32-0) just completed the best regular season in school history, setting a school record for consecutive wins, and are one of only 13 teams ever to enter the NCAA tournament undefeated. Yet once again, the Irish find themselves overshadowed by No. 1 Connecticut (34-0), a former conference rival, despite having a higher RPI rating. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always going to be the underdog when it comes to Connecticut. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re such a great powerhouse and have such a great program over there,â&#x20AC;? guard Kayla McBride said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a bit of extra motivation.â&#x20AC;? Connecticut dominated the series for 15 years, holding a 28-4 edge until a 72-63 upset by Notre Dame in an NCAA semifinal game in 2011 ended the Huskiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hopes of winning a third straight title. That game turned the tide in the series. The Irish won six of the next seven, including an overtime victory in another NCAA semifinal game in 2012. Coach Muffet McGraw made note of that while being interviewed on ESPN during the selection show Monday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten pretty good at beating them the last couple of years,â&#x20AC;? she said as the Irish players cheered in the background. But it was the Huskies

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Notre Dameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kayla McBride (21) passes the ball under pressure from Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Richa Jackson (15) during ACC Tournament championship game on March 9 in Greensboro, N.C. The Irish won to run their record to 32-0.

Irish of note Ruth Riley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Naismith, AP Player of the Year in 2001 Skylar Diggins â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nancy Lieberman Award WINNERIN  Jacqueline Batteast n"IG%AST0LAYEROFTHE Year in 2005 Muffet McGraw â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Has career coaching record of 658-217 in 25 years at ND who won the most recent meeting, ousting the Irish 83-65 in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinal en route to winning their eighth national championship. McGraw has been going head-to-head with Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma on the court and on the recruiting trail for years. She conceded being annoyed about the perception by some that

the accomplishments of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish were eclipsed by UConn, but said it could help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like it because we can get a chip on our shoulder and head into the tournament with a bit of chip,â&#x20AC;? she said. Both McGraw and Auriemma last year both said they would have preferred meeting in the final. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only place the two teams can meet this year. This is only the second time two teams have entered the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NCAA tournament undefeated in the same season. The other time was in 1998, when Tennessee (33-0) and Liberty (28-0) accomplished the feat. Liberty was a 16-seed that year and lost to the Lady Vols in the first round. Of the other 10 teams that have finished the

regular season undefeated, Vermont lost in the first round in 1992 and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;93, UConn lost in the regional final to Tennessee in 1997, Louisiana Tech lost to Auburn in the 1990 semifinals, and Texas, Tennessee and Connecticut have won national championships without a loss, with the Huskies accomplishing the feat four times. Notre Dame would like to add its name to that list. The Irish open the tournament Saturday against Robert Morris (21-11) in Toledo, Ohio. McBride said after three straight trips to the Final Four for the Irish, anything less than a national championship will be a disappointment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so sick of selling ourselves short,â&#x20AC;? she said. And playing second fiddle to the Huskies.


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Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lexy Staples fires to first after fielding a bunt during a scrimmage on Tuesday at Roscoe Eades Stadium. The Warriors placed fourth last year at the Class 3A state tournament.

State a goal for Warriors â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plus, we have depth TRANSITION at multiple positions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a CONTINUED FROM B1 luxury we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always had â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lot The Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roster of girls who can play in a features just three lot of different spots.â&#x20AC;? seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bardoner, Freshman Lexy Staples Karlie Mellott and Hayley will handle the pitchOsborn, who is playing ing duties, and her 2011 softball for the first time Little League World in high school â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and has Series championship four sophomores and teammates Shannon one freshman. Long, Erin Stroup, Nadia Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a new, Trujillo and Abri Hale albeit familiar face steer- will also play major roles; Long did so a season ago ing the ship. With head as a freshman. coach Rick Henderson Defense is also a retiring after last season, longtime assistant Becki strength, especially on the infield, which brings Edmondson takes over. back three starters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BarEdmondson was the Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; head coach for doner, Mellott and junior Gabby Sandoval. one season in 1999, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really is a differhas served as an assistant ent group, with a lot of since returning to Sterdifferent faces â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and ling from Galesburg in ages,â&#x20AC;? said Mellott, who 2004. has committed to play But even with 42 persoftball at Cornell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cent of the roster made important for everybody up of first- or secondto just do what they do, year players, and a new head coach, a lifetime of bring to the table what ASA and summer league they naturally bring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The girls who were tournaments means the here before know thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Warriors arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t coming all you can do, and we into the season blind. want the younger girls to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re young in age, step into the roles of the but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not young in girls who are gone â&#x20AC;Ś but terms of experience,â&#x20AC;? we still want them to be Edmondson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of them played 18U com- themselves and not try to be the girls who theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re petition on their 16U replacing. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how [ASA] team, so theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll become an inteused to the game at the gral part of the team.â&#x20AC;? varsity level.

Edmondson says the team is still getting comfortable together, and the coaches are working at trying to figure out where every piece will fit. But while the defense is still a jigsaw puzzle waiting to be completed, the consistency of Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hitting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the batting cage, anyhow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has already been a pleasant surprise, and should be a strength right off the bat. Mellott used the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;potentialâ&#x20AC;? to describe her teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s near future. While thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not an unfamiliar word in high school sports, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not one that has been used for a while around the Sterling softball program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Usually itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;expectations,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but I think we have a good balance of potential and expectation this year,â&#x20AC;? Mellott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had such a strong softball program for a long time, so being good is just sort of expected of us â&#x20AC;Ś but people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know exactly what to expect this year, because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re almost a completely new team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we have a lot of talented and experienced players, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not ready to rest on what we accomplished last year.â&#x20AC;?

Ward slated for middle of order STRIKE

Ward did not pitch in the first meeting, but CONTINUED FROM B1 did in the rematch in the regional that Sterling â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen videos of her won 2-0. pitching,â&#x20AC;? Ward said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nervewracking,â&#x20AC;? sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great pitcher. I feel Ward said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because like me and her have a [Edmondson] wants me close bond, so that when to do well, but she wants she teaches me, I really her team to do well. She want to listen to her and knows how I throw, so learn from her.â&#x20AC;? itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of like a mind The fun and games game.â&#x20AC;? stop, however, once the When not pitching, Rockets and Golden War- Ward plays shortstop, riors cross the lines. They and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a key part played twice a year ago, of the offense. She batwith the the Warriors ted .391 (36-for-92) with winning both games. five doubles, two triples,

a home run and 32 runs batted in in 2013. The RBI total was second on the team to the 46 posted by Jordan Giddings, who graduated. Nunez plans to bat Ward anywhere from third to sixth in the lineup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You look at her and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a one or a two, just because of her speed and size,â&#x20AC;? Nunez said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not. When she hits that ball, she hits it with some force. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a run producer.â&#x20AC;?

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At the premises I, Lyle Dirks, having been designated by the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Whiteside County, Illinois in the case entitled Sterling Federal Bank, F.S.B., Plaintiff v. Brandon J. Falwell and Shantel K. Falwell, Defendants, case No. 2013 CH 164 ST as sale officer, to conduct the sale, will sell the following described property at public auction to the highest qualified bidder. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The West Half of Lot Five in Block Twenty-five of Martin Estate Subdivision in the Northwest Quarter of Section Twenty-One, Township Twenty-One North, Range Seven, East of the 4th P.M., situated in the County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, commonly known as 808 West 10th Street, Sterling, IL 61081. DESCRIPTION: 3 bedroom ranch home, 1 bath, central air, 2 car detached garage with approximately 1256 square feet of living area. INSPECTION: Contact Melissa Majewski at Sterling Federal Bank, phone 815-622-3369 to determine if property is available for inspection. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down day of sale, balance upon delivery of deed and possession. All funds shall be CASH, BANK DRAFT, or CERTIFIED CHECK. Sale is subject to taxes for 2013 and all subsequent years. TAXES WILL NOT BE PRORATED. A contract embodying the terms of this notice and such additional terms as deemed appropriate, will be signed by the sale officer on behalf of the court and by the buyer at the time of the sale. 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. ATTORNEYS: WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Auctioneer: Lyle Dirks IL 440000128, Sterling, Illinois PH. 815-626-3358


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STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF LEE NOTICE Public notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of February, 2014, a Petition for Change of Name was filed in the Circuit Court of Lee County, praying for the change of my name from Clint Allen Duncan, a/k/a Clint Allen Spratt, to that of Clint Allen Duncan, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Dated, Dixon, Illinois, February, 27, 2014 CLINT ALLEN DUNCAN, a/k/a CLINT ALLEN SPRATT, Petitioner March 11, 18, 25, 2014

Public Hearing Notice Lee County RE: State of Illinois Downstate Area Programs Section 5311 9f) The Combined Application of Non-Metro Public Transportation Capital/Operating Assistance and Intercity Bus Applications Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by Lee County on: March 25th, 2014 at 9:00am Where: Reagan Transit Center 210 East Progress Drive Dixon, IL 61021 I. For the purpose of considering a project for which financial assistance is being sought from the Illinois Department of Transportation, pursuant to the Illinois Department of Transportation's general authority to make such Grants and which is generally described as follows: A. Description of Project (To provide general public transportation as required by the application) Undertaken by the State of Illinois on behalf of Lee County with State and Federal Funds B. Relocation Assistance will not be required. C. Environment: This project is being implemented to minimize environmental impact. D. Comprehensive Planning: This project is in conformance with comprehensive planning area. E. Elderly & Disabled: All new equipment included in this project will meet ADA accessibility rules for the elderly and persons with disabilities. II. At the hearing the Lee County will afford an opportunity for interested persons or agencies respect to the social, economic and environmental aspects of the project. Interested parties may submit orally or in writing, evidence and recommendations with respect to said project. III. A copy of the application for the proposed project for the intended service area will be made available for public inspection at the Reagan Transit Center: Contact Person: Jaime L. Blatti, Executive Director Reagan Transit Center 210 East Progress Drive Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-2117 March 19, 2014

ARIF ALI KHAN, ANNE K. ALI KHAN, US BANK N.A., ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS, UNKNOWN TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS. NO. 14 CH 24 ST NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE Notice is given to Defendants, ARIF ALI KHAN, ANNE K. ALI KHAN, US BANK N.A., ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS, UNKNOWN TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS of the following described real estate: The undersigned certifies that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure action was filed on February 25, 2014, and is now pending. 1. The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. 2. The court in which said action was brought is identified above. 3. The name of the title holders of record are Arif Ai Khan and Anne K. Ali Khan. 4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: TRACT I: Lot 28, EXCEPT the East 48 feet thereof, and the East 56 feet of Lot 27, Swanson Acres, located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 15, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian; situated in the City of Sterling, Whiteside County in the State of Illinois. TRACT II: Lot 87 in East Park Subdivision to the City of Sterling, Illinois, per Plat recorded in the County Recorder's Office of Whiteside County, Illinois, in Book 6 of Plats, Page 36, being a part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 22, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, in the Township of Sterling, situated in the County Whiteside in the State of Illinois. 5. Common address or description of the location of real estate is as follows: 7107 E. 19th Street and 1214 E. 16th Street, Sterling, Illinois. 6. A. Name of Mortgagor: Arif Ali Khan and Anne K. Ali Kahn B. Name of Mortgagee: Kent Bank C. Date of Mortgage: September 29, 2006 D. Date of Recording: October 3, 2006 E. County where Recorded: Whiteside F. Recording Document Identification: #8457-2006 UNLESS you file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the office of the Circuit Clerk of this County on or before April 3, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. This Notice prepared by: STEPHEN S. SCHMELZLE Attorney for Plaintiff 208 W Stephenson Street, Suite 201 Freeport IL 61032 815-235-1188 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTION (15 USC 1692A) March 5, 12, 19, 2014

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on August 1, 2013, and Amended Order for Entry of Default Judgment filed January 6, 2014 the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Louis F. Pignatelli, Pignatelli & Associates P.C., 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071, (815)-626-0500. (B) the common address of the real estate is 309 E. 9th Street, Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot 13 of the Resubdivision of Lot Q of Chamberlin Brothers Subdivision of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 21 North, Range 7 east of the 4th P.M., in the Whiteside County, Illinois. P.I.N. 11-27-355-024 (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residential dwelling. (E) The property will NOT be open for inspection. (F) The time and place of the sale area is as follows: Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within 7 days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed.

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on August 1, 2013, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Louis F. Pignatelli, Pignatelli & Associates P.C., 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071, (815)-626-0500. (B) the common address of the real estate is 605 Avenue A, Rock Falls, Il 61071. (C) The legal description of the real estate is: Lot Three in Block eleven of Arey's Addition to the City of Rock Falls, in Whiteside County, Illinois. P.I.N. 11-27-307-003. (D) The improvement on the real estate is a residential dwelling. (E) The property will NOT be open for inspection. (F) The time and place of the sale area is as follows: Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m. (G) The terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) down at the time of the sale, payable in certified funds, and the full balance within 7 days. (H) The case title, case number, and the Court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (I) No other information is required to be disclosed.

COMMUNITY STATE BANK IN ROCK FALLS, PLAINTIFF By Pignatelli & Associates P.C., Lindsey Gorsline Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 March 12, 19, 26, 2014

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COMMUNITY STATE BANK IN ROCK FALLS, PLAINTIFF By Pignatelli & Associates P.C., Lindsey Gorsline Pignatelli & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 102 East Route 30 Rock Falls, IL 61071 March 12, 19, 26, 2014 "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W14-0089 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. Ernesto R. Gonzalez; Debra P. Gonzalez; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Ernesto R. Gonzalez, if any; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Debra P. Gonzalez, if any; Unknown Owners and Non Record Claimants; Defendants. 14 CH 10 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS EUREKA SAVINGS BANK, a corporation organized and doing business under and by virtue of the Illinois Savings Bank Act, Plaintiff, vs. BETH A. NELSON d/b/a Stone Creek Development, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. No. 14-CH-11 NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE is hereby given to UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS of the Complaint for Foreclosure filed in the above entitled case on February 11, 2014, and that they are named Defendants in the above entitled case, and that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure suit is now pending in said Court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said Defendants is April 5, 2014, and that the following information applies to said foreclosure proceeding: 1. The name of the Plaintiff and the case number are identified above. 2. The Court in which said action is brought is identified above. 3. The name of the title holder of record is: BETH A. NELSON d/b/a STONE CREEK DEVELOPMENT. 4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: Lot 43 in Fieldstone II, according to the Plat of said Subdivision recorded in Book “K” of Plats at page 35 in the Recorder's Office as recorded in Book 9603 at page 771 and amendment recorded February 19, 1997 in Book 9702 at page 1298; all in Lee County, Illinois. P.I.N.: 07-08-04-276-006 5. A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: Lot 43 Countryside Lane, Dixon, IL 61021 An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Name of mortgagor: BETH A. NELSON d/b/a STONE CREEK DEVELOPMENT Name of mortgagee: EUREKA SAVINGS BANK Date of mortgage: November 22, 2006 Date of recording: November 27, 2006 County where recorded: LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Recording document identification: No. 2006007957 Denise A. McCaffrey, Clerk of the Circuit Court Attorney for Plaintiff: TODD L. MARTIN, Attorney at Law 812 Washington Street, P. O. Box 177 Mendota, IL 61342 Phone: (815) 539-3711 March 5, 12, 19, 2014

The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: -Ernesto R. Gonzalez that Plaintiff has commenced this case in the Circuit Court of Lee County against you and other defendants, for foreclosure of a certain Mortgage lien recorded against the premises described as follows: THE NORTH 40 FEET OF LOT 59 AND ALL OF LOT 58 IN ROCK VIEW ESTATES, LOCATED IN SECTIONS 11 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 10, 1967 IN BOOK "G" OF PLATS, PAGES 10, 11 AND 12 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 356890. SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE, STATE OF ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 1632 Brandywine 61021 PIN: 16-07-11-426-004

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UNLESS YOU file your appearance or otherwise file your answer in this case in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Lee County, Lee County Courts Bldg., 309 South Gelena Avenue, Dixon IL 61021 on or before April 18, 2014, A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED FOR IN THE PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT. The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W14-0089 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com March 19, 26,April 2, 2014

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Notice of Sale Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure Under Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Act PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on August 19, 2013, foreclosure sale in Whiteside County, Illinois will be on March 6, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate, mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: Commonly Known As: 605 Avenue A, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Description of improvements; SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE The Judgment amount was $76,124.50 plus court costs and interest. Sale Terms: This is an “as is” sale for “Cash”. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. For information: Pignatelli & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Tel. No. 815-626-0500. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. March 12, 19, 26, 2014

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Notice of Sale Pursuant to Judgment of Foreclosure Under Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Act PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on August 1, 2013, and amended on January 6, 2014, foreclosure sale in Whiteside County, Illinois will on March 6, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00 a.m., sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate, mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: Commonly Known As: 309 E. 9th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Description of improvements; SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE The Judgment amount was $58,669.02 plus court costs and interest. Sale Terms: This is an “as is” sale for “Cash”. The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. For information: Pignatelli & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 102 East Route 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Tel. No. 815-626-0500. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. March 12, 19, 26, 2014


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â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; BOOKKEEPER Established business in Dixon looking for part time Bookkeeper. 30-35 hrs. per week. Excellent working conditions. Bookkeeping and other related office duties. Starting salary $10/hr. Plus employee â&#x20AC;&#x153;perksâ&#x20AC;?. Raises will be given based on performance. Please send replies to Box #:1213, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 CDL CLASS A Drivers needed for part time work, April-Oct. Most all work would be on Mon, some work could be SunWeds. Also need Drivers with passports for 6 trips in to Canada. Good pay plus hotels paid. Call Phil 815973-4054.

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Farm Equipment Operator Full time position operating 4 wheel drive and tracked farm tractors and semis. Class A CDL required. Maintenance work in the off season. M & R Farms, 815288-3136. Local company has a part time data entry position open. One to two days per month, mostly weekends. Excellent opportunity for supplemental income. Please send resume to Tri-Star Company, P.O. Box 270, Dixon, IL 61021 Local Construction Company looking for an in-the-field working supervisor to pour concrete on area highway projects. Send resume via e-mail to jobcontract10@ gmail.com Local Flatbed Company Regional driver, paid vacations. .40 CPM. 815-622-3000 Micron Industries has an immediate opening for a Maintenance Technician The position requires maintenance performance on various industrial equipment including drive inspections, motors, belts, fluid levels and filter replacement. Experience with preventive maintenance and facility maintenance is a must. The successful candidate will possess strong electrical and mechanical skills and be capable of troubleshooting, welding, and blueprint reading. A minimum of 5 yrs experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment is required. We offer a competitive compensation package with a full range of benefits including a 401K plan. Must be available to work 1st and/or 2nd shift. Micron is an EOE,drug free workplace.

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American Surveying & Engineering, P.C. is seeking an entry level Survey Technician. No experience necessary, some travel required. Class A CDL a plus. Send resume and salary history to: Mr. Coventine Fidis, President/CEO, American Surveying & Engineering, P.C., P.O. Box 8, Dixon, IL 61021 or E-mail to info@americansurvey.com. All inquiries confidential. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our Website at www.americansurvey.com.

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3BR, 2BA $500+ dep. 815-631-1534 3BR, 2ba. For sale or lease. Call 815440-8116. Cozy spacious 3 BR $600/mo., $600/Dep. No pets. 815-6223187. Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

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Ethan Allen maple Heirloom dining table & 4 Duxbury chairs, nutmeg finish. $500. Call 630926-1350. Leather Sofa by Bernhardt, Great Condition. Pd. $2500 in 2000. See online pics. Yours for $950. Neg. 815631-2675 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477. Tegelers Oval double pedestal table w/ 4 leaves & 6 chairs. $1,000. 815-772-3762

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765 Zum Stage One pedal steel, 3 pedal, 4 lever, E 9th, Emmons set up. $800. Call 815622-8913

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Tuesday, Mar. 25th 3pm-7pm Tractor Supply Store in Dixon Cat & dog exams $10, Most vaccines $12 Heartworm test & Microchips $20. By appointment only:

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SugarDoodles: $600. Call 563212-7307 WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you! Yearling purebred Corriedale Ram, structurally sound and good disposition. $500. 815440-0631 after 4 PM.

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Gym Quality custom built weight rack. Hi-lo cable, leg ext./leg curl bench, incline decline bench, prcher curl, many extras. New $1500. Sell for $350 obo 2885872

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

WANT TO BUY 795 1-18 diecast muscle cars, P/S, S/S, Sox & Martain, Landy, McCandless, Grotheer, Deswick, Grumpy Jenkins American Muscle, GMP, precision, Auto world & Greenlight. 309714-0787 Indian arrowheads, related items one piece or entire collection. Tomahawks pipes & so on. 815-6265765 ask for Carl

WANT TO BUY 795 Want to Buy: Exercise bike in good condition 815-6524123. Ask for Keith or leave message.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1 new slider window 52 ½ x 36. $100. Call 815631-1534 1995 Polaris special XLT 600. 1980 Artic Cat Jag 340 FS and Triton 2 place trailer. Like new! $2,450. Call 815-625-3214 320 Vinyl Records 110 CD's $2 OBO 815-626-5765 Airco welder 225 amp portable AC/ DC stick 50ft lead copper wound and Miller welder, 250 amp with 50 ft cord and 12ft lead. $850 each. Phone 815440-0649.

★ NEW TODAY ★ Corn fed beef. Buy ¼ or ½. Dave Stuart, 815-7724759. Four Load locks for semi, like new $100. 815-8573410 Green Mason qt.Jars(12) $24 815857-3410 Home grown corn fed beef ¼ or ½. Check grocery store prices, check our prices. Call 815-871-8281 Ladies dress slacks 5pr., sz. 12. $7. Name brand. 815-625-6498. Patient Lift: 425 lb. Capacity overhead lift on track. Includes 2 patient slings, 2 lengths of track, and two new battery packs. $1,800. 815-6251666 Portable 2000 lb. winch for vehicles, etc. New in box $70 815-857-3410 See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS Steel Barn cupola, Good con. Very old. $100. 815456-2175 Twin, full, queen, king beds. Dryer, sofa, recliner, gas & elec. stoves, elec. lift chair, dresser, refrig., rec. loveseat. 718-4385

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Wanted pasture for beef cows and calf's, for 2014 or longer. Would consider fenced building or repairs for longer term lease. Call Deuth Farms. 815-440-8291

HAY & STRAW

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200 Bales of hay 2nd and 3rd cutting, no rain, $5 ea. 815288-5279 or 815973-2848 Small bales wheat straw; Sm. bales oat straw; Grass hay large rounds 110 bales. 815440-4621

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

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4 BF Goodrich tires P235/60 R14 White Letter radials. $100. 815-5357078

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2001 Harley Davidson Road King Classic, 36K mi., great cond., many Harley extras, including MP3 player. $8500/obo 815-285-2042

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

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

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