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Traffic along U.S. Route 30 outside of Morrison moves slowly through the falling snow during a storm that hit the Sauk Valley on March 5, 2013. Plans have long been in the works to widen 24 miles of Route 30 between Rock Falls and Fulton, from two to four lanes.

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Dixon, Morrison prepare for increased traffic BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 535

When you think of increased traffic loads in The Sauk Valley in the not-too-distant future, two primary areas come to mind: the eastern edge of Dixon in Lee County, where the city plans economic and residential growth, and the U.S. Route 30 corridor in Whiteside County, where longstanding plans to accommodate growth might finally be coming to fruition.

In Dixon In 2007, the city commissioned a traffic study that looked at the Interstate 88 interchange area, in anticipation of major economic

While regionalism is becoming a bigger factor in running smalltown governments, it could be the key component in determining whether the Sauk Valley’s largest cities grow and thrive or become bedroom communities. To better assess and plan for future regional development, Whiteside and Lee were among five northwest Illinois counties to seek the help of the Cen-

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ter for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University. The other counties were Ogle, Carroll and Stephenson. The result was the April 2013 “Promoting Prosperity in Northwest Illinois,” a comprehensive study of what the regional economy looks like now, and the strengths, weaknesses, and challenges economic development leaders will need to consider in working toward growth. RURAL CONTINUED ON A9

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development in that part of town. Among its conclusions: By 2030, traffic on nearby state Route 26 (Galena Avenue) will reach an average of 52,500 vehicles a day, which would require widening it to three lanes in each direction. Bloody Gulch Road, which intersects with 26, will carry about 40,000 vehicles a day, which means it will need two lanes in each direction. The study looked at the area known as the I-88 and Galena Avenue Planned Development District, which is bounded by Keul Road on the north, College Avenue on the west, Progress Drive and Lievan Road on the south, and U.S. Route 52 on the east. TRAFFIC CONTINUED ON A10

It’s going to be a very busy week for Rebecca Engelbarts. She is the Lee County Health Department’s sole part-timer, hired to help residents either choose a federally approved health plan or sign up for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. It’s not going to be any quieter for the five Whiteside County Health Department workers charged with doing the same. Both departments are open for extended hours and having off-site sign-ups this week and weekend for residents who need to choose health care coverage ahead of Monday’s deadline. Sign-up in Illinois ends at 10:59 p.m. Monday. Coverage will begin May 1 for those who enroll this week.

Today’s Telegraph includes a 52-page special section, “Vision 2030,” that examines what the Sauk Valley might look like in 2030 Section C looks at Commerce in the Sauk Valley in 2030: Employment, The Workplace, Agriculture, Banking & Finance, Housing, Transportation, and Infrastructure. Section D examines Community in the Sauk Valley in 2030: Education, Health Care, Culture, Religion, Cities & Towns, Consolidating Government Services, and Riverfront Development and Recreation. Also throughout the sections, SVM staff members share their visions for the future.

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No one is arguing to get rid of cities, or villages, or counties. Townships are another story. Page A3 In need of a job but not willing to leave your home town? There is a solution, if you’re willing to learn new skills. Page A5. Local county health department administrators Beth Fiorini and Cathy Ferguson share their opinions about future health care issues. Pages A13-14

Amboy High teacher, P.A. announcer dies unexpectedly at 47 BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ kschultz@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 535

AMBOY – Monday was a sad, somber day for the Amboy High School family. Mike “Paz” Pasley, 47, a popular social studies teacher for the past 10 years, died unexpectedly Sunday at KSB Hospital in Dixon. The school had Mike Pasley a brief meeting Full obit on A4 with students Monday morning to let them know, and had counselors and clergy members on hand all day for any who wished to use them, Principal Joshua Nichols said. GONE CONTINUED ON A2

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The school also brought in a substitute teacher, to be used if any of Amboy’s teachers felt the need to step out at any time, he said. Neighboring school districts also sent counselors to assist, for which “we’re very appreciative,� Nichols said, adding that the students were “doing fine.� Pasley was a well-liked teacher, Nichols said. “A number of students are going to be missing him,� he said. His fellow teachers, too. “He was a guy who was just all in there for the kids,� said Janet Nehring, the school’s dean of students and a math teacher. “Everything he did, it was all about the kids, ... academics, athletics, ... every athlete in the building knew he was there for them,� said Nehring, who worked with Pasley for 8 years. He was constantly asking everybody how they were, she said, and always wanting to start a conversation with them. Athletics were his passion, in part because of the kids, but he also had been a local sports correspondent for several newspapers, including Sauk Valley Media. “He was the guy in the crowd who got the kids going; he started all the cheers,� Nehring said. He paid attention to all their plays, big and small, and commented on everything they did, always letting them know what they did right, and offering

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Shown are the front (left) and back of the T-shirts designed by Amboy High School senior Amanda Pankhurst that will be sold to raise money for a memorial for social studies teacher Mike Pasley at the high school. Orders are being taken on Facebook (search for Amboy Clippers), and at the school, 815-857-3632. advice on how to fix what coached basketball and they might have done baseball, and was a senior wrong, she said. class adviser. He also “He was totally there for coached girls fast-pitch the students, constantly,� softball in Dixon, and volNehring said. unteered with the Dixon He was, in fact, the YMCA swim team. favorite teacher of former An autopsy was conductAmboy High student Bryce ed Monday morning; natErbes. In Erbes’ Student ural causes are the likely of the Month profile in cause of death, Lee County December 2012, he named Coroner Jesse Partington Pasley his top teacher said. because “he helps me He is survived by his wife understand and explains of 17 years, Sarah (Hartl) things in a way that I never Pasley, and daughters Erin, thought before.� Elise, Erica, and Emeri. “He is a wonderful teachVisitation will be from 4 er,� Erbes wrote. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Pasley, of Dixon, also had the Holloway Center at St. been a sports correspon- Patrick Catholic Church in dent for the Quincy Herald Dixon, and a funeral will Whig and The (Moline) begin at 10:30 a.m. ThursDispatch and Rock Island day at the church. Services Argus. also will be held Friday in He was the public his hometown of Quincy. address announcer at Jones Funeral Home in Amboy High’s football Dixon is handling arrangeand basketball games, had ments.

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‘Glittering’ past, future for townships Their continuation an ongoing debate BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

No one is arguing to get rid of cities, or villages, or counties. Townships are another story. In its glossy newsletter a couple of years ago, Sterling Township reserved its front page to promote the need for townships. Most states, including Iowa, have no townships. In southern Illinois, 18 counties have no township government, only road districts. Chicago did away with townships more than a century ago. Townships have three major required functions – maintaining roads, assessing properties for tax purposes, and giving assistance to the poor. They also must take care of public cemeteries. Roads – plowing and fixing – are probably townships’ highest-profile function, while assistance to the poor is more of a focus in bigger towns such as Sterling, Dixon and Rock Falls. As for property assessment, many smaller townships have merged that function into what are known as multi-assessment township districts. In most states, county governments maintain rural roads and handle assessments. In southern Illinois, the counties take care of assessments and assistance.

‘Who would have done these roads?’ Most township officials support keeping their level of government. “We do some things that I have no idea who would do them if townships didn’t exist,” said Marlin Jensen, supervisor of Nelson Township in Lee County. One example, he said, was cemeteries. Another is roads. “Who would have done these roads this winter?,” he asked. “I can’t imagine what it would cost to have one entity trying to do all of the country roads in the county.” Townships argue they are the government closest to the people, yet people seem little interested in them. In East Grove Township, in rural Lee County, constituents have attended only one meeting in the past 16 years, John Cruise, the township’s longtime supervisor, said in an interview

last year. Every 4 years, hundreds of people run for township posts in Lee and Whiteside counties. Most have no opponents. Each county has 22 townships. Lee County has 163 township positions. In 2009, 190 people ran for the offices, with two multi-township assessor positions drawing no candidates. In all, 77 percent of the township positions in Lee County, including all supervisors and clerks, drew no competition. In Whiteside County, 167 township positions were on the ballot in 2009. The races drew 184 candidates. In all, 88 percent of township races in Whiteside County had no competition.

‘No one pays attention to them’ Richard Longworth, a Chicago-based author who wrote “Caught in the Middle,” said he expects townships to remain, even though he opposes them. “The future of townships is just as glittering as their past,” said Longworth, a senior fellow at The Chicago Center on Global Affairs. “No one pays attention to them. That doesn’t mean they’ll go away. Getting rid of a government entity is tough. There are jobs involved. People have their political turf to protect.” Even so, he said, people have little contact with their township officials. “Quick, what is the name of your road commissioner?,” he said. “More of us know the name of our congressman than we do our road commissioner.” At one time, townships made sense, he said, but not anymore. “Being close counted a whole lot then because it took a whole lot of time to get somewhere,” Longworth said. “You couldn’t call your congressman and have a chat. You could send a letter, but it took a long time to get there. “The township official was your local guy. He was the person you saw. But technology has improved our means of communication and transportation.” Although Longworth supports the elimination of townships, he argues against having government too distant from the people. Regional entities, Longworth said, would do the trick, citing the Sauk Valley as an example.

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Richard C. Longworth (left), author of “Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism,” joins community members and business leaders in February 2012 at Jerry Mathis Theater on the campus of Sauk Valley Community College for a discussion of ways to move the region forward in a new economy. Longworth opposes townships, but expects them to remain. “You could have regional economic development cooperation, a regional fire department, a regional road department,” he said. “The functions of government ought to devolved upward or downward to the government body that can deliver the goods economically, socially and politically.”

‘An additional bureaucratic infrastructure’ In January 2011, Township Officials of Illinois, which lobbies for townships, released a 29-page study drafted by Wendell Cox of Belleville-based Demographia. The study dismissed arguments that too many governments result in a duplication of services. It recommended proposals to abolish some local government units and consolidate them into larger ones. “Sometimes these proposals rely on academic studies or statistical models,” Cox said. “However, these approaches miss the interplay between human factors such as people, organizational cultures, and politics that invariably leads to higher costs and more debt.” David Hamilton, a professor at Texas Tech University, disagreed with Cox’s analysis. “He is not necessarily comparing townships to other small local governments,” Hamilton wrote in an email to Sauk Valley Media last year. “He is lumping all small governments together and comparing them to larger governments, like big cities, the

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OBITUARIES Michael P. Pasley DIXON – Michael P. Pasley, 47, of Dixon, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was born Aug. 30, 1966, in Mexico, Mo., the son of James Gordon and Margaret (Becker) Pasley. Mike was a social studies teacher at Amboy High School for the past 10 years, where he had coached basketball and baseball, and served as a senior class adviser. He also was the public address announcer for Amboy High School football and basketball games. He worked at Quincy Medical Group, and was a fixture at Quincy Notre Dame High School. He coached Dixon Dynamite Girls Fast Pitch 10U and 14U teams, and volunteered with the Dixon YMCA Dolphin Swim Team. Mike loved watching his daughters’ many extracurricular activities. Mike was a member of the Illinois Education Association. He wrote sports articles for the Moline Dispatch, the Quincy Herald Whig, and Sauk Valley Newspapers. He married Sara Hartl

on Aug. 10, 1996, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Quincy. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Erin, Elise, Erica, and Emeri, all at home; his parents of Quincy; two brothers, Kevin Pasley of Reno, Nev.; and Alan (Tracy) Pasley of Springfield; and one sister, Annette (Michael) Bruns of Quincy. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church’s Holloway Center in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Deacon Bill Lemmer officiating. Visitation also will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Quincy, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at noon. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Quincy. A memorial has been established for the education of his daughters or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

Helen M. Ports POLO – Helen M. Ports, 92, of Polo, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She worked at Polo National Bank for 31 years, starting as a bank teller, and working her way up to vice president. Helen was a devoted, lifetime member of Faith United Methodist Church in Polo (formerly Emmanuel United Methodist Church) and a member of the United Methodist Women. She loved her family, friends and community. Helen was born May 21,1921, in Polo, the daughter of Roy C. and Clara (Roesch) Ports. Survivors include her

brother, R. Eldon Ports of Polo; nephew, James Ports; great-niece, Rachel Ports; and greatnephews, Sean and Derek Ports. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, William and Marlene Ports; a niece, Pam Ports; and special friend, Raymond Rhodes. At Helen’s request, her body was donated to science. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church in Polo. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been been established. Go to www.polofamilyfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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Ray E. Von Holten STERLING – Ray E. Von Holten, 91, of Sterling, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at his home. Ray was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Deer Grove, the son of Carl and Beulah (Williford) Von Holten. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran. He married Wanda Druien on Nov. 20, 1948. She preceded him in death Feb. 20, 1971. He married Bernice Von Holten on March 12, 1983, in Rock Falls. He was a farmer and a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife of Sterling; one daughter, Diane (Vince) Edler of Pearl City; two sons, Charles (Melody) Von Holten of Fenton and Steven (Linda) Von Holten of Haverhill, Iowa; five stepchildren, Roger (Lori) Von Holten of Rockford, Joanne (Fred) Perrizo of Glendale, Ariz., John (Christine) Von Holten of Glendale, Ariz., Marvin (Deanne) Von Holten of Tucson, Ariz. and Dean (Trudi) Von Holten of Uster, Switzerland; two sisters, Arlene (Lowell “Bud�)

Dietz of Lanark and Lois Fulfs of Sterling; four brothers, Elmer Von Holten of Walnut, Merle (Nita) Von Holten of Walnut, Edward Von Holten of Rock Falls, and Roland (Beverly) Von Holten of Herman, Mo.; one stepdaughter-in-law, Mary Ann of Walnut; eight grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; 19 stepgrandchildren; and 32 step-great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Alan Von Holten; one stepson, Arnold Von Holten; two brothers, Bill Von Holten and Lester Von Holten; and one sister, Minnie Toben. Visitation was Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral was Thursday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Henrietta Milner officiating. Burial was at Tampico Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

SALEM, Ark. – Hugh Dale Browning was born in New Hope, Ky., on June 15, 1940, the son of Joseph Hugh and Annie Nathalie (Williamson) Browning. He departed this life on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at his home in Salem, Ark., at the age of 73 years, 9 months, and 7 days. Hugh was united in marriage to Hazel Louise Asbury on Sept. 19, 1960, in Sterling. He served in the Navy. He was an electrician and foreman with Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. for many years. Hugh was a member of Southfork River Regulators, Patriots, EAA of Osh Kosh, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9777, the National Rifle Association, and the Airport Commission. He is survived by his wife, Hazel of Salem; two daughters, Dawn Anthony and husband, Bill, of Salem, and Michelle Browning of Splendor, Texas; two sons, Jeff Browning and wife, Leah, and Tom Brown-

Johanna Vegter MORRISON – Johanna Vegter, 94, of Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the nursing home. She was primarily a caregiver and homemaker. She was born Jan. 31, 1920, the daughter of Joe and Minnie (Jarsema) Ottens. She married Martin “Mike� Vegter on March 1, 1940, in Morrison. He died June 2, 1991. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Survivors include one daughter, Judy (Phil DeWeerdt) Rus of Morrison; one son, John (Kathe) Vegter of Morrison; seven grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; four sisters, Jessie Dykema and Luella (Dennis) Buis, both of Morrison, Della Mae (Allen) Deelsnyder of Fulton, and Betty (Donald)

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nterested in what the future might hold for the Sauk Valley? Today is your lucky day. Sauk Valley Media presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Directions 2014,â&#x20AC;? a special edition subtitled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vision 2030 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A look at the Sauk Valley of the Future.â&#x20AC;? As the name implies, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vision 2030â&#x20AC;? looks ahead to what our region might be like 16 years from now. No, our staff did not buy a crystal ball, consult a fortune teller, or borrow Mr. Peabodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wayback Machine. What we did do was conduct numerous interviews with experts and leaders across the areas of commerce and community to see what they thought. That information appears in stories that populate the 52-page edition, and other pages of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition. We also asked various leaders to contribute guest columns. Offering their views were an economic development coordinator, a factory president, a grain merchandiser, a chief officer at a bank, a transportation system executive director, two mayors, and four health care executives.

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ferent in 2030 in a growing multicultural nation? How will that change The future may not be ours to see with 20/20 accuracy, but it certainly is capable Sauk Valley churches? Outlook for Cities and of being pondered and shaped by local Towns: How will communities pay for the serleaders and residents. We hope â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vision vices and amenities that 2030 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A look at the Sauk Valley of the will make residents want to stay or move into their Futureâ&#x20AC;? leads to a better understanding cities? of where our region is headed. Consolidating Resources: The Twin SVM reporters and to get their mobile infra- City Fire Command is editors chipped in with structure in place. an example of how Sauk their own 2 centsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth Housing Forecast: The Valley cities might try to on what the future could Sauk Valley is slowly coordinate their efforts bring across multiple recovering from the in the future. topics. burst of the housing Riverfronts and RecThe following categobubble. What is the out- reation: Riverfront ries are covered: look for home sales in development will have a Employment prosthe future? major part in the efforts pects: What needs to The Roads to 2030: of Sterling, Rock Falls be done to attract new From streets to highways and Dixon to become employers to the Sauk to rail to airports, how â&#x20AC;&#x153;destinations.â&#x20AC;? Valley? Who will do it? prepared for the future is The future is not ours The Workplace of the infrastructure of the to see with 20/20 accuTomorrow: TechnolSauk Valley? racy, but it certainly is ogy already is having Educating Tomorcapable of being ponan impact in the retail rowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leaders: Preparing dered and shaped by and manufacturing students for a rapidly the people who live workplaces. What other changing workforce is here. We hope the facts changes are ahead? just one of the challenges and insights offered in Agricultural Outlook: facing schools in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vision 2030â&#x20AC;? contribute Farmers have all kinds Sauk Valley. to a better understandof technology available The Future of Health ing of where our region to them. Those who suc- Care: Technology will is headed. ceed will choose wisely allow health care proWe encourage readers which gadgets to use. viders to be much more to take some time to read Banking Changes plugged in with patients the section, think about Ahead: Online banking in 2030. it, and actively contribis changing the financial Changing Face of the ute to what will become services landscape. The Church: How will relithe Sauk Valley of the race is now on for banks gion in this area be diffuture.

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Do homework on proposed city tow fee AL KOPER Oregon

As a response to an earlier letter in reference to Morrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed administrative tow fee, I believe that, in general, it is a very unjust fee. As a result of earlier researching of this ordinance, I find that it originally was designed for police departments that

had their own or contracted vehicle towing and storage. The monies charged in those ordinances were to be used by the department for other designated uses but also to cover towing and storage fees of an impounded vehicle. The Ogle County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, for instance, chose to apply a $350 fee, even though they do not provide their own tow and storage service. Thus, a vehicle owner received a double

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charge, as he now also owes the towing service for its fees that include storage, plus the amount of the administrative fee. That fee is to be applied as a result of a driver being arrested for certain charges. Problem is, the presumption of inno-

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cence takes a back seat, because the car owner owes this whether guilty or not. Prior to this ordinance coming to light, the owner/driver of a police-authorized tow was always responsible for the towing and any storage. My advice to the city of Morrison: Do your homework. There has got to be other ways to generate money. It does not make for good relations with the innocent taxpayers.

It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner to drop the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;unionsâ&#x20AC;? from his vocabulary. After bashing public employee union leaders for months as corrupt bosses who buy votes in order to control Springfield, Rauner and his campaign have assiduously avoided the use of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;U-wordâ&#x20AC;? since his victory last Tuesday. Instead, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s switched to a line about how â&#x20AC;&#x153;our government is run by lobbyists, for special interests, and the career politicians in both parties let it happen.â&#x20AC;? Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign manager said on primary night that his boss is â&#x20AC;&#x153;prounion.â&#x20AC;? Rauner himself insisted last week that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not anti-union and never has been. The candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record clearly shows otherwise, however. Rauner kicked off his campaign with a widely published newspaper op-ed in which he called for legislation to allow individual counties to approve their own so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;right-to-workâ&#x20AC;? laws. Rauner has also repeatedly demanded that Illinois follow the lead of states like Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin, which have all passed anti-union laws. And Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only personal and extended interaction heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had with an Illinois labor leader went horribly wrong. Rauner reportedly marched into the office of the president of Operating Engineers Local 150 late last year to pledge to the president that if he was with Rauner, then the candidate would go all the way with him, but warned that if the president was against Rauner, the candidate would essentially work to destroy him, once elected. That message didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly go over too well. WEEKS AGO, SOME folks in the higher echelons of Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign assured me that their candidate believed there was an opening with unions, and he would try to exploit it. But that was when Rauner enjoyed a doubledigit lead in the polls. I think the expectation at the time was that at least some unions would consider a rapprochement with Rauner if he won the primary big. Better to cut a deal with an almost surefire winner than be crushed after he became governor. But Rauner didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win big. His 2.8-percentagepoint winning margin fell infinitely short of almost all expectations. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mainly because the unions appeared to have

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persuaded lots of their Republican members to vote for Sen. Kirk Dillard and persuaded lots of non-Republicans to take GOP ballots. If you look at Sangamon County, the home of the Illinois capital and lots of state workers, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see stark and convincing evidence of just how effective the union push was. IN 2010 AND IN 2006, total Republican gubernatorial votes cast in the county were very similar, averaging just under 16,000. This year, the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turnout was abysmal, with under 20 percent of registered voters participating overall. But Republican votes for governor shot way up to almost 25,000. Sen. Dillard, the union favorBruce ite, won SanRauner gamon with GOP nominee about 15,000 for governor votes, almost changes his tune equal to the on unions. total GOP turnout in the previous two primaries. Democratic votes for governor in 2010 and 2006 were both 34 percent of the total gubernatorial votes cast in Sangamon County. This year, that number fell to just 15 percent, with Republican percentages rising from 66 percent in the two previous primaries to a whopping 85 percent this year. Some of that can be attributed to the lack of interest by all Democrats everywhere because of a dearth of contested races, but most of it was related to the unionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strong GOP ballot push. Because they almost beat Rauner, I doubt that few if any unions will be at all interested in cutting a deal with him. But the overwhelming attitude will be, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We almost beat him once, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just ramp it up in the fall.â&#x20AC;? The question then becomes, How long will it take the public employee unions to forgive Quinn? He pushed hard to cut their membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pension benefits, they simply donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trust the man, and they truly wanted to nominate an alternative last week. And the danger for Quinn is that the public employee unions might do what they did in the primary with Dillard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wait too long to finally make a decision.

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Chefs fight for barehand contact in California New law will be enforced in July SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders. One used her hands to toss locally grown Romaine hearts with anchovy dressing in a metal bowl, while another, facing diners from behind a marble countertop, used his fingers to sprinkle cojita cheese and red onion into chicken tacos. All of them were breaking a state law that took effect in January, but wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be enforced until July. California is a straggler in banning barehand contact with ready-toeat food. A state-by-state review of food codes

shows 41 other states have a version of the legislation signed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown. In all these states, chefs and bartenders must keep bare hands off food going straight to the plate or the drink glass, from the rice in a sushi roll to the mint in a mojito. Instead, they must use utensils or gloves. Hock Farm owner Randy Paragary says bringing this rule to California disrupts well-established hand-washing routines, generates unnecessary waste and restricts his employees in their craft. Hearing restaurant owners echo his concerns about the lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inflexibility, state legislators are considering a reversal before inspectors begin slapping fines on eateries this summer. Since 1993, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended a

hands-off approach in restaurants and bars as a staple of basic hygiene. Even with good hand-washing, it takes only a few norovirus particles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the most common cause of foodborne illness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to infect diners, the FDA says. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that workers touching food provided the most common transmission pathway for food-originated norovirus outbreaks between 2001 and 2008, the most recent comprehensive review of data available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an additional barrier to help protect the food,â&#x20AC;? said Liza Frias, environmental health manager for the city of Pasadena and chairwoman of Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Retail Food Safety Coalition, which represents regulators and business groups. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have everyday consumers who are looking for glove use.â&#x20AC;?

The other barriers, experts say, are keeping sick workers out of the kitchen and ensuring strong hand-washing. Major chain restaurants are used to gloves and generally shrug at this kind of regulation. The California Restaurant Association had opposed the bill until last year, when it recognized the widespread practice wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going away. To higher-end restaurants such as Hock Farm, the mandate came as an irritating surprise. Sacramentoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dining scene emphasizes using fresh, locally grown food as part of the farm-to-fork movement. And Paragary, the Hock Farm owner, says gloves would undermine the transparent kitchen-to-plate step his customers observe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel like thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a doctor back there preparing your food,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Luis Escamilla wears gloves as he trims a ham at the Hock Farm Restaurant in Sacramento, Calif.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Wednesday, March 26 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, and late clinics for family planning, family case management, WIC, and immunizations, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon, 815-284-3371. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Glucose and cholesterol screenings, 8 a.m., Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, free to first 20 who register. Appointments: 815284-3371. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group; noon; 3:30 p.m.; 7 p.m., Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Foot clinic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013 or 800-782-1584. American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointments: 815-625-0382. Blood presure checks, 10:3011:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Dixon Food Center â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Red Fox, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon. People with Disabilities Support Group, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Civic Plaza I, Rock Falls, 815-625-7860 (voice) or 815-625-7863 (TDD). Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Julieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe, 501 First St., Albany, 815-772-4213. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed,

Big Book, tradition, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, grapevine; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, 8 p.m., open, Big Book, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Free blood pressure checks, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-8572550. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group, 2-3 p.m., Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Sterling, 815622-2800. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Choices Domestic Violence Program office, 114 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Buddy Bags packing, 5-6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, 815541-2122. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Caregiver Support Group, 6 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. AWANA, 6:30-8 p.m., 3 years through sixth grade, Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, 815-288-5212. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52., Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling.

Rock River Grange, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 1409 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-973-1490. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave. Thursday, March 27 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. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. TOPS IL 825, 9-10 a.m. weighin, meeting at 10 a.m., Coventry Activity Center, 612 St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road, Sterling, 815-626-0034. Foot screenings, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Senior Computer Intermediates, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle. Sign up: 815-562-5050. 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. Senior Advanced Plus computer classes, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle. Sign up: 815-562-5050. Whiteside County Senior Center Outreach caseworker, 10-11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center, 912 Fourth St., Fulton. Caregiver Support and Education Group, noon, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, 815-6267333, ext. 317. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30 p.m., 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Facebook Computer Class, 3-4:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Register: 815-288-2936. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013.

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An advisory committee of local economic development and business leaders was created to work with the CGS on the federally funded project. The expansive report cited the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past successes in manufacturing and agriculture, and despite significant job losses, those sectors still are considered cornerstones for the future. Norman Walzer, senior research scholar at CGS, and one of four authors of the study, said the region has four major areas of emphasis: highquality manufacturing, a competitive workforce, entrepreneurship, and infrastructure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many challenges to future economic growth in this region,â&#x20AC;? Walzer said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but there are also a number of opportunities.â&#x20AC;? The biggest assets cited in the study were: a relatively low cost of living; a geographically central location; easy interstate access; strong agribusiness potential; and a strong manufacturing background. A huge challenge comes from the heavy loss of manufacturing jobs, which has created not just chronic unemployment, but underemployment. That situation brings the skills gap into the conversation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The skills gap in the workforce is a national issue, not just a regional problem,â&#x20AC;? said Heather Sotelo, executive director at Greater Sterling Development Corp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been looking at additional ways to address it.â&#x20AC;? Local and regional manufacturing groups are gaining strength as businesses are finding they must take a more active role in shaping the available workforce. Community colleges, universities, and vocational centers are taking leadership roles in training and retraining. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We found that many people not working think they have manufacturing skills, but they may have been displaced for a while and their skill set just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t match up anymore,â&#x20AC;? Walzer said. Not only do manufacturers need workers to come in the door with different skills, they need them to continually receive additional training to keep up with technology changes. The recession has forced community colleges to bolster their efforts to become a business resource center. Two-year schools can build on the role changes they have experienced during the economic downturn, primarily the retraining of displaced workers and improving and adding certification programs. The CEO program at Whiteside Area Career Center is an example of innovation in jumpstarting entrepreneurship and leadership skills while young people are still in high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Manufacturers are

interested in certifications, not degrees,â&#x20AC;? Walzer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They also look for soft skills such as showing up on time.â&#x20AC;? Officials entrusted with bringing more business and people to their towns are finding that fiscal uncertainties at all levels of government and technology dictate a different type of game plan. Long-term planning has a shorter shelf life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The horizons are closer than theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever been,â&#x20AC;? said John Thompson, president and CEO of Lee County Industrial Development Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a function of the pace of change in terms of technology, expectations, communications, and product life cycles.â&#x20AC;? For instance, businesses plan many of their moves to coincide with those shorter product life cycles, Thompson says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With physical locations, instead of buying a building, more businesses want a 5-year lease to match the life cycle of a certain product,â&#x20AC;? Thompson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harder for us to predict whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be around in 5 to 10 years.â&#x20AC;? The mission and function of economic development officials is to be flexible, agile, and able to maximize an areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets for the next set of changes, Thompson said. While manufacturing will continue to be a natural fit for the area, developers canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t develop tunnel vision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest employers are CGH, Wahl Clipper and WalMart,â&#x20AC;? Sotelo said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over 3,000 jobs, and they are in health care, manufacturing and retail. Diversity is the key when you are building an economic base.â&#x20AC;? Small Midwest towns have suffered greatly from having too many eggs in too few baskets. You need look no farther than Sterling Steel and Wire, which in its heyday employed nearly 4,700 people. The effects of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closing on May 18, 2001, are still felt today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would rather have 10 new businesses that each employ 100, than one larger company with 1,000 jobs,â&#x20AC;? Sotelo said. Quality-of-life issues are the anchor because they are the constants amid all the change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those are your human resources â&#x20AC;&#x201C; education, health care, parks, housing, shopping â&#x20AC;&#x201C; those things are always going to be important.â&#x20AC;? Sotelo believes those amenities and services are strong points for the Sauk Valley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parks, easy access to the interstates, health care â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we have a lot of quality-of-life things to offer here,â&#x20AC;? Sotelo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those are important assets to build on for the future.â&#x20AC;? Having those assets is not enough; small towns have to sell them. Combating negativity from within and outside communities is an ongoing battle. Sotelo has been involved in many such discussions about the

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Economic development project leaders The following local economic development groups coordinated the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Promoting Prosperity in Northwest Illinoisâ&#x20AC;? study with the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies: Whiteside County Economic Development and Enterprise Zone (serving Whiteside and Carroll counties) .ORTHWEST)LLINOIS$EVELOPMENT!LLIANCE Rock Falls Community Development Corp. Greater Sterling Development Corp. ,EE#OUNTY)NDUSTRIAL$EVELOPMENT!SSOCIATION Black Hawk Hills Regional Council collective mindset while working with the Illinois Development Council and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If people constantly focus on the negative and what they think we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy,â&#x20AC;? Sotelo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marketing the strengths of a community is a very important part of in new businesses and people.â&#x20AC;? Another challenge will

be the continued reshaping of downtowns, with a constant eye on the development of the riverfront. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There may not be retail in the future downtowns,â&#x20AC;? Walzer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The riverfronts are a major asset for these three cities and will go a long way in deciding what the downtowns will become. Zoning these areas for mixed use gives them a good head start.â&#x20AC;?

While local officials agree that regionalism is the wave of the future, they also Heather understand Sotelo economic development is not a one-sizefits-all proposition. Officials must fine-tune even studies such as the one by CGS when applying the results that were painted with such a broad brush. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The regional reports are helpful and necessary, but the internal studies are what you should focus on,â&#x20AC;? Sotelo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re included in Rockford, the Quad Cities, and Dubuque data, but obviously weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not a larger metropolitan area.â&#x20AC;? One of the dangers of regionalism is it can sometimes become a

futile attempt by government to be all things to all people, Thompson says. While some endeavors make sense, others just are not a good fit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Regionalism and cooperation are fine,â&#x20AC;? Thompson said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but for certain things, smaller is still better.â&#x20AC;? Broadening geographic reach can also close some development doors, officials say. Thompson remembers doing a great deal of work to pursue a new manufacturing center. A grant was sought for a feasibility study and exploration of the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the grant because Rockford and the Quad Cities already had one of those, and we were in the region,â&#x20AC;? Thompson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine, but how convenient is it for people to go 2 hours away to get those resources?â&#x20AC;?


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Projections were based on city expectations that, over the next 20 years or so, the area would be filled with new commercial, industrial and residential growth. Specifically, it expected about 458 acres near the exchange to be devoted to commercial growth, 304 to residential growth, and 1,510 to industrial development, some of which has happened. About 75 percent of the industrial development is expected to come south of I-88, while land devoted to commercial purposes primarily will be in the area between Routes 26 and 52, from east to west, and from I-88 to the Union Pacific Railroad, south to north. Residential areas will be built directly south and east of the existing Overlook Gardens off Bloody Gulch Road, city officials predicted at the time. The area now boasts such businesses as Walmart and its shopping center neighbors; UPM Raflatac; and the Road Ranger truck stop plaza. The housing development at Overlook Gardens continues to grow. Before Walmart built its distribution center in Sterling, it considered Dixon. Economic development leaders say the area still is a prime spot for other such distribution centers; landing one, or any other large company, would require some work on local roads, however. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think one of the things thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be required is some kind of traffic control coming off the interstate onto Galena,â&#x20AC;? Dixon Mayor Burke said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some kind of light is going to be needed there when the traffic increases.â&#x20AC;? That will require a conversation with IDOT before those increases peak, which is on the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s radar but has not yet needed to take place, he said. The truck traffic that Road Ranger attracts also will need to be addressed, Burke said. The truck stop, which opened in 2011, faces Route 26, but its entrance is off Bloody Gulch, and he has seen trucks backed up to 26 at times. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see the intersection there widened, which would involve the city and maybe a joint project with South Dixon Township, he said. As housing continues to develop in Overlook Gardens, that also will bring more traffic to the area,

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In Morrison Plans have long been in the works to widen 24 miles of U.S. Route 30 between Rock Falls and Fulton, from two to four lanes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so long that Morrison Mayor Everett Pannier and other officials â&#x20AC;&#x153;kind of feel that it may not happen in our lifetimes,â&#x20AC;? he said. The work is needed because Route 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which runs through Morrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; already canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t adequately handle existing traffic, which is projected to hit 12,000 vehicles a day by 2018, and the stretch of road is unsafe, legislators have said. Area economic development groups herald the project as a boon to the area. The plan calls for widening the highway from state Route 136 east of Fulton to state Route 40 in Rock Falls, and routing it around Morrison, with a bypass either north or south of the city. The $150 million project was announced in June 2007 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and has been percolating along kind of quietly ever since. More than $8 million in federal and state money has been set aside for its design and engineering. Finally, last month, IDOT told Pannier that a public hearing on the project, specifically on the proposed bypass routes, would be scheduled for the fall. Once it gathers comments, IDOT should be ready to choose a route, and finally, the project should be ready to be placed on the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Tax on sugary drinks could improve our health Bill could do for obesity what cigarette tax did for smoking BY BETH FIORINI Public health administrator Whiteside County Health Department

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sweeteners are not included in the tax. It is estimated that this tax would generate $600 million a year for prevention and health care. Just as smoking and lung cancer rates have dropped since the cigarette tax was implemented, Illinois can lead the nation with a sugary beverage tax to reduce diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases and pay for the education and programs we need to lead healthier lives. Sugary drinks are being targeted in this bill because of the proven harm they cause. Liquid calories donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trigger our sense of feeling â&#x20AC;&#x153;fullâ&#x20AC;? and are taken in excess without being aware of

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to help children and families live healthier lives. The funds would be distributed across the state to support nutrition, physical activity, oral health and wellness programs, the creation of healthy communities and neighborhoods, and health care for lowincome Illinoisans. Some specific ways the funds would be used include hiring more physical education and health teachers in schools; building new sidewalks, bike lanes, and other active transportation infrastructure improvements; providing oral health education and dental sealants to children; building new community gardens or urban farms in areas with low access to healthy food; and providing nutrition education to help people eat healthier food.


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because the state opted to participate in the expansion. According to the Robert Cathy Wood JohnFerguson son Foundation, this will help to offset adverse impacts of Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an advocate for the ACA for reasons beyond my belief that all Americans deserve the peace of mind of health insurance coverage. From a public health perspective, it stands to reason that someone who lacks coverage does not see a physician regularly. They might put off seeking help for a problem until it has become much worse, and more difficult or costly to treat. A person lacking coverage also

plans, and complete the enrollment process, the tide has changed significantly. Thanks to the patience of the enrollees themselves and the trained in-person counselors assisting them, the 5 million mark has been met nationwide, and we have enrolled more than a quarter of a million people here in Illinois. These numbers are increasing daily. Some of these enrollees have selected a plan through the marketplace, and others have been able to receive coverage through Medicaid expansion. Illinois will benefit from a large amount of incoming federal dollars,

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and, in some cases, misrepresentations of the ACA. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know any ACA supporter who would claim it is perfect. There have been and will continue to be aspects to be worked through. But rather than continuing to fight over what is now law upheld by the Supreme Court, I wish everyone would work together to make it the best it can be for all of our citizens. The health care system as it was simply could not be sustained. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never forget the day our departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in-person counselor was finally able to successfully enroll a resident into a marketplace plan, after weeks of unsuccessful attempts with the website. Her exact words were, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ridiculous how excited I am about this.â&#x20AC;?

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MONEY & MARKETS The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott...................................38.43 Alcoa.....................................12.00 AltriaCorp.............................36.69 Autonation...........................53.54 American Express................91.01 Arris-Group..........................28.08 Apple..................................539.19 ADM.....................................42.30 AT&T.....................................34.46 Bank of America...................17.37 Boeing.................................123.41 BorgWarner..........................60.71 BP..........................................46.70 Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s..................................68.72 Caterpillar.............................96.83 CenturyLink.........................31.54 Chevron.............................,115.84 Cisco.....................................21.57 Citigroup...............................50.03 CNW.....................................40.14 CocaCola..............................38.39

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MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A former Whiteside County probation officer has been accused of soliciting oral sex from a man who was under his probational supervision. Prosecutors say that in late October, Dale Merema, 44, of Chadwick, entered the apartment of a 27-year-old male probationer, locked the door, and asked the man if he would perform the act on him. During a previous

interview, Kevin Johnson, director of court services for Whiteside County, declined to comment, but did say that Merema is no longer employed by the county. Johnson was unavailable for comment Monday. An investigation that started late last year was given to a special prosecutor. Whiteside County Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Trish Joyce said in a previous interview that, because the matter involved a

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Next role: Daddy?

Editor’s note

Tim Tebow, who has not been able to find a job as a quarterback, tells People magazine that he would like to adopt a child. There are 100,000 children in U.S. waiting to be adopted.

Because of the Vision 2030 special section in today’s editions, the sports section was produced by 8 p.m., meaning that any local or national sports reported after that did not make the edition. Look for those results in Wednesday’s editions or at saukvalley.com.

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arly last week I approached former SVM sports staffer Christopher Heimerman with a question. A couple years ago, he wrote the definitive story on Prophetstown’s Don Robinson. With Robinson being part of the subject matter for our girls coach of the year story, I asked if there were any story angles he left out. Granted, it was a couple years ago, but Christopher couldn’t remember anything, and said that he rarely left things in his notebook. After doing the story on Robinson and Eastland coach Colleen Finn-Henze, and the player of the year story on Oregon’s Sam Lambrigtsen, I wondered how that was possible. My notes for the two stories took up about half of a writing tablet. I’d say that I used about 20 percent of what my subjects gave me. One tidbit that got glossed over was that Robinson and the Prophets’ team bus stopped at the Rock Falls Wal-Mart before their sectional game in Aurora to pick up his 85-year-old father. It was a cute anecdote that I just didn’t figure out how to work into the story. Finn-Henze and I spent quite a bit of time talking about the area boys and girls basketball scene. I knew there was something significant about that conversation, and how it relates to FinnHenze’s love for the game, but again it got left on the pages of the notebook. WOESSNER CONTINUED ON B3

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Newman senior Michael Ely is the center of the Comets’ action on the baseball field at all times. When he’s not patrolling center field, he is either behind the plate or on the mound.

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Michael Ely has a lot of ground to cover for the Newman baseball team – specifically, from the backstop to the center field fence. The 4-year starter is an invaluable defender for the Comets, whether it be in his primary position, center field, or behind the plate. It’s in center where Ely feels most at home. “You’re kind of in control of the outfield,” Ely said. “I just think it’s an exciting position. If there’s a fly ball hit to right or left field, the center fielder tells them if they need to go deeper or go in. You’re in command out there.” Newman coach Tom Wilson is comfortable penciling Ely’s name into the lineup

School: Newman Class: Senior FYI: 4-year starter for the Comets. ... Will play center field, and also pitch and catch. ... Batted .322 in 2013. ... Also a linebacker for Newman’s state championship football team. each game in center. “He’s been a great center fielder for us,” Wilson said. “He catches the ball and throws the ball really well.” Occasionally, however, Ely is needed elsewhere. When there are pitching changes and the Comets’ defensive

alignment gets set into motion, Ely occasionally finds himself behind the plate. Two seasons ago, he was the personal catcher for one of Newman starters, Tim Wilson. It’s from that experience Ely will have to dust off the catching gear and get behind the plate. “It’s not my favorite position, but I can do it,” he said. In addition to outfield and catching duties, Ely will also be expected to be a spot starter on the mound. Coach Wilson noted he’s about No. 5 or No. 6 in the Comets’ pitching rotation, which normally might put him in line for a start in the back end of a Saturday nonconference doubleheader. FIGURE CONTINUED ON B3

MEN’S BASKETBALL | NCAA TOURNAMENT | SWEET 16

Something sweet about it Final 16 has blend of favorites, underdogs, rivals BY JIM O’CONNELL AP Basketball Writer

The Billion Dollar Dream has been over for a while. Most bracket sheets are loaded with red X’s. Still, there is plenty of March Madness ahead of us in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16. You want favorites? Three No. 1s – Florida, Arizona, Virginia – are alive and well after two rounds. You want underdogs? How AP about three with double-digit Dayton’s Vee Sanford has the ball knocked away from him by seedings – Stanford, a 10, with Syracuse’s Trevor Cooney during Saturday’s game in Buffa- 11s Dayton and Tennessee. You want a rivalry? It’s tough lo, N.Y. Dayton is one of three double-digit seeds to reach the to beat Kentucky-Louisville. Sweet 16 in this year’s NCAA tournament.

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Double check it s3EEHOWTHE Sweet 16 came to be. Updated NCAA bracket on B6. You want rematches? Besides Kentucky-Louisville there is Arizona-San Diego State. You get the point. Four days, 12 games. It’s regional weekend when the Sweet 16 is cut to the Final Four. Enjoy. SOUTH REGIONAL The game that guarantees a winner with a double-digit seeding, Stanford vs. Dayton,

will be followed by the overall top seed, Florida, facing a familiar tournament opponent in UCLA. Stanford gets to wear home whites after beating New Mexico and Kansas. The Cardinal are in the round of 16 for the first time since 2008, the last time they were in the tournament. They haven’t given up more than 57 points, and they have been great at the free throw line. Dayton followed the win over Ohio State with a squeaker over Syracuse, and the Flyers are in the round of 16 for the first time since 1984.

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ear Stupid (and you people saying Joakim Noah is the Defensive Player of the Year know who you are): I heard it from Kevin McHale when the Bulls beat the Rockets recently. Stop it. I heard it again during the TV broadcasts of Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; struggle against the 76ers last week. Please. Nothing that happens against a team that has lost 24 straight should be used as an argument for any award. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe, however, that I heard the Noah campaign pounding its message while the Pacers were pounding the Bulls into embarrassment in the third quarter Friday night. The Bulls took a 45-44 lead to open the period, and then proceeded to gag, stink and die for the next 4 minutes. The Pacers scored 19 straight points. Beep, beep, drive home safely. If you look at the play-by-play of those 4 minutes and tried to find the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defensive player of the year candidate, you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t notice his name until he missed a jumper about 3 minutes into the

clusions. Four straight losses in Indianapolis, especially after the latest decapitation, looks -#4.EWS hopeless. 3ERVICE And you know what? SPORTS I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine LeBron COLUMNIST (ECANBE James has been part of REACHED a team that has allowed ATSROSEN 19 straight points like BLOOM that. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just another TRIBUNECOM part of the argument, but really, there is no argument for the Defensive Player of the Year Award disastrous stretch. until James retires. Of the Pacersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eight James is the best baskets, two were defender in the league. dunks, one was a layup Period. Paragraph. and another was a Story. Next? four-footer. Me, I think Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like James says: a defensive player of He can guard 1s, 2s, 3s, the year candidate who does his best work 4s and 5s, and he does it better than anybody. around the rim would What else you got? do something around Not just guard them, the rim to stop such a but in many cases, ridiculous run. James can make them But no. No rebounds. give up the ball. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No blocks. No steals. Yeah, that mightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just the ultimate sign of a defender. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the been one bad stretch in a long season, but hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest respect. I understand the love the thing: It came against a team the Bulls will have for Noah. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice pet project. He plays to get past. hard. He brings energy. If the Bulls throw out another piece of garbage Has has a great work ethic and a great game against the Pacers at ethic. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a hearthome Monday night, then they might as well less center the way just forfeit April and May. Dwight Howard seems Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not big on mesto be half the time. sages during the regular Noah would willingly season, but some things guard whomever Tom look like strong conThibodeau asked him

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to. Kudos for that kind of drive and selflessness. Noah is the best defender on one of the best defensive teams in the league. That matters. Noah has improved enough to become an All-Star, and I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where this defensive player of the year talk gets its momentum. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a novelty, a new name for the conversation. Voters and commentators get bored. New is different, even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not right, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be talking up Noah if it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so obvious that James was the better defender. And another thing: This talk of Noah over James in this town is nuts because this is the city that ought to know better. We watched Michael Jordan, remember? He was always the best player. He was always the most valuable player, no matter what the idiot voters said. Jordan didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always get the MVP award, which didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it right. That only made it stupid. Jordan was the MVP. James is, too. James also is the best defensive player in the league. Connect the dots, people.

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Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carly Hartle made huge strides in her game during the 2013-14 season, helping the Duchesses to their best record in a decade.

Final girls hoops observations WOESSNER

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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true about most stories that I write, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true about covering sports in general. Not everything gets covered, no matter how much we try to get there. Sticking with girls basketball, there were aspects of the season that just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit into our nice little All-Area package. Here are a couple of those unofficial awards: Favorite game covered Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an easy one for me. The 1A Forreston Sectional championship game between Amboy and Eastland was a classic. The Clippers set the pace, and led throughout before Hannah Hake hit the winning free throw with no time left on the clock in overtime. It was a battle, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique to have two coverage teams meeting in a sectional championship. Both teams also should be pretty strong again next year. Coaching notables Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mike McCracken gets one nod. He has plenty of talent, but it is all young. The team getting to a sectional this year could lead to some big things in the coming years. Another notable is Luke Ravlin. His name came up when talking with Finn-Henze. Something she mentioned is that the best coaching jobs usually arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done by the coaches reaching state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think some my best seasons were the ones where we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blessed with great amounts of talent,â&#x20AC;? Finn-Henze said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can get that team above .500, and get the team believing in themselves, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot more work. When you have a lot of talent, sometimes

you can just put them on the court and be successful.â&#x20AC;? Ravlin guided the Duchesses to their best record in more than a decade. Most improved The clear-cut winner in my mind is Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carly Hartle. While teammate Brooke Bailey is chocked full of natural talent, Hartle has put a lot of effort to improve her coordination in the post. She made a big leap this season, playing a key role in a couple of Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest wins, including a victory over Sterling. Hartle will return next season, and she has a good chance of being a first-team AllArea candidate. Record breaker Allison Prestegaard didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a lot of pub as the center for the AFC Raiders, but she did make an impact in the area scene. She averaged 6.7 blocks per game. Frankly, there were nights when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get stat sheets from games that said she had 10 or 11 blocks, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d raise an eyebrow, but the blocks have been confirmed on tape. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a junior, so her swatting days are far from over. Tough act to follow We had two teams reach the state tournament, which I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember ever happening in the Sauk Valley area in girls basketball. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big challenge for next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crop of teams. Even teams like Prophetstown, which return a number of key players from a secondplace finish, will not take anything for granted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we get back into the gym in June, it will be interesting to see how hungry they are,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the key. How much they want to try and get better.â&#x20AC;?

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Coach: Jason Hickman (1st season) 2013: 14-17 Postseason: Lost 12-4 to Eastland in 1A AFC Regional final. Roster  ,OGAN4HAKE *R 0"/& 2 Tim Clark Jr. SS/P/C 4 Chris Jones Jr. OF/P/IF  3KYELAR:IMMERLY *R "/&0  *ORDAN%RNST 3R #"0 7 Cory Shaw Sr. OF/C  $RISTIN"EETZ *R /& 10 Tristin Dickey Sr. OF/IF  "RYCE(AYE 3R0/& 12 Canaan Ross Sr. P/C/OF  7ILL#ROWNHART *R /&"0  .ATE2INARD 3R""  3ETH7HEELER *R /&0"  (UNTER6ARGA *R "#0  $ALLAS!PPLEMAN 3O"0/& Outlook: Hickman, in his first year as head coach, will have a new cast of players to work with in 2014 as the Clippers were hit hard by graduation. Positions will be up for grabs early in the season.

Coach: John Matlick 2013: 6-17 (2-12 Three Rivers) Postseason:,OST TO-ENDOTA in 2A Oregon Regional quarterfinal. Roster 1 Ryan Young Sr. IF/P  #OLBY7ITTIG 3R/&  &RANK-ONIER 3R)&0 4 Kyle Rokey Sr. IF/OF/P 6 Dylan Martin Jr. IF  $AVID$ZURISIN 3R/&0 8 Ryan Lootens Sr. OF 10 Gage Smith Jr. C/OF 12 Jeremy Allison Sr. IF  *ASON4RUSSEN *R )&0 14 Sean Sheppard Jr. IF/P 15 Chris Shynk Jr. C/IF 17 Marty McMahon Sr. OF  3COTT"ROWN 3R/& 19 Josh Mead Jr. IF/P Outlook: The Storm have a mix of veteran players and upcoming talent that they hope will mix well together. The goal is to be more of a factor in the Three Rivers race.

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Coach: Kyle Miller (1st season) 2013: 12-15 (8-6 Three Rivers) Postseason:,OST TO-ORRISON in 2A Morrison Regional semifinal. Roster 2 Michael Dixon So. OF/P  4REY3IMMONS 3O"33  *ACK,EMKE 3O"330 8 Seth Sanderson Jr. IF/P  0AUL6ELASCO 3R"#0  #OLIN(OUZENGA *R /& 12 Jason Ryder So. IF/P  ,UCAS7IEBENGA *R /&0  #ODY(UFF 3R"/&0 20 Tyler Sweenie Fr. C/OF  $EVON"ALLARD 3O)&0 24 Jack Reed Sr. OF/P 26 Ethan Jones Sr. SS/P  *AKE6AN:UIDEN *R "#  4ANNER(UISENGA *R /&0 Outlook: Huff was among the area leaders in batting average (.412) and on-base percentage (.565) a year ago, and gives the Steamers a top of the order threat. Ethan Jones is back to anchor the pitching staff.

Coach:"EN3ONDGEROTH (4th season) 2013: 15-6 (12-2 Three Rivers) Postseason: Lost 1-0 to ErieProphetstown in 2A Morrison Regional final. Roster 2 Zach Vandervoort So OF  *OEY"RACKEMYER3O 0/&  +OLLIN"URN 3R 3/&  4RISTON(UIZENGA *R #/&  "EN4EGELER 3O 54  -ASON3ITZMORE *R 330  $YLAN0OTOFF 3O ""  !NDY"IRD 3O /& 10 Joey Jensen So C  #HANCE"ENDER *R " 12 Krits Jedinja Sr OF  "ROCK3MITH *R "  "ILL,EE'REUL 3R "0  $USTIN:IGLER *R "  2YAN6AN:UIDEN 3O "0 Outlook: The Mustangs are annually one of the teams to beat in the Three Rivers, and this year should be no different.

Coach:4OM7ILSONTHSEASON 2013: 8-14 Postseason:,OST TO/REGON in 2A Oregon Regional quarterfinal. Roster !NDREW"URKE *R /&0 "RANDON"URKE *R /&0 Kyle Son Jr. OF Shayne Allen Jr. C/P/OF !LEX"UHLER *R 033 1UINN(ARRISON *R 0/&" 4REVOR"OLIN *R 0)"/& -ATT7AGENECHT *R /&0 Quincy Coomes Jr. P/SS $ILLAN(EFFELFINGER *R "0 !*3HARP 3R"0 Michael Ely Sr. P/C/OF Outlook: The Comets are expected to be very sound defensively, their two seniors, Sharp and Ely, leading the way. If they can manufacture enough runs and get decent pitching, Newman could be a factor in the conference race.

Coach: Jason Orman 2013: 18-10 Postseason: Lost 7-1 to Oregon IN!"YRON3ECTIONALSEMIFINAL Roster  +OBY+UHNEN 3R/& 4 Josh DeCrane Sr. OF  !USTIN-EADOWS 3R"0 6 Adam Hayes Sr. P/OF  4YLER6AN$E7OSTINE*R /& 8 Seth Cady Sr. OF 9 Ethan Howard Sr. IF/P 10 Jordan Chandler So. SS/P 11 Kallen Jepson Jr. IF/P 12 Hayden Erickson Sr. PF/P  "RAD3ANDROCK 3R/& 17 Dalton Patton Sr. OF 20 Austin Lane Sr. OF  +YLE#OLEMAN 3R"  +ENNETH#OLE 3R"0  !USTIN'ERLACH 3R" 25 Grady Todd So. C  )AN7IRT 3O"0  %VAN#OOPER *R "0  /WEN-C#ONNELL3R"0  -ATT/TTEN *R "0  #HJRISTIAN#ARDER 3R" Outlook: The Panthers return a host of veterans from last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional-winning squad.

Ely also catches, pitches for Comets FIGURE

batted in last season. He also walked 19 times, had an on-base percentage of .488 and a slugWith the poor spring ging percentage of .390. weather and a glut of Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slotted to bat either games sure to come second or third in the soon, Ely will more than Cometsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lineup. likely be getting some â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just try to get on base prime pitching starts any way I can,â&#x20AC;? Ely said, against Three Rivers â&#x20AC;&#x153;and then the rest of the Conference opponents. order can bring me in.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to be, Ely was also a key â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;OK, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your turn,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? member of Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coach Wilson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state championship going to be, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We need football team, as a ballyou to pitch, out of hawking linebacker. need.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re confident Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a powerfully built Michael can do the job.â&#x20AC;? 5-foot-7, 160-pounder, Ely admits pitching but baseball will be his isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t his strong suit, but sport of choice in collike his coach, expects he lege. He hopes to play can do the job. at Wisconsin-Platteville â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had some great â&#x20AC;&#x201C; after, he hopes, helppitchers here, so I really ing the Comets go out wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t needed there,â&#x20AC;? in style. Ely said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully I can â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see a lot of potential get some solid innings for our team,â&#x20AC;? Ely said, there.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;and hopefully we can At the plate, Ely battake some success from ted .322 (19-for-59) with football and carry it over four doubles and 11 runs to baseball.â&#x20AC;? CONTINUED FROM B1

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Ambrose Bierce defined a dentist as a prestidigitator who, while putting metal in one’s mouth, pulls coins out of one’s pockets. A bridge player also wants it both ways: Heads I make my contract, tails you fail in yours. In this deal, South is in four spades. West cashes his two top diamonds, then shifts to the club 10. How should declarer continue? This is one auction that always mystifies less experienced players. By an unpassed hand, after partner’s takeout double and responder’s pass, if advancer (the doubler’s partner) makes a simple suit-bid, it shows some 0-8 points; a jump in a suit is approximately 9-11;

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MESA, Ariz. – It would be an easy assumption for the Texas Rangers to contact the Chicago Cubs to look for second base help after Jurickson Profar was ruled out for 10 weeks because of a right shoulder injury. The Cubs and Rangers have a high level of AP comfort in trades, as With several middle evidenced by their deals infield prospects risinvolving Ryan Demping through the minor ster and Matt Garza. leagues, Darwin BarAlso, the Cubs have plenty of infielders who ney’s future on the can play second base, a teams seems short. One position where prospect possible trade partner is Javier Baez could end up. the Texas Rangers. But assistant general before exploring their manager Thad Levine outside options. indicated the Rangers “We have always felt that would look internally looking internally has been

our first line of defense,” Levine told the Dallas Morning News. “We will evaluate all the options, but we will certainly look internally first.” The Rangers’ top prospect is Rougned Odor, and they would be seeking a short-term replacement while Profar recovers. The Morning News speculated that Kevin Frandsen, recently sent out by the Phillies, could be available if he declines an assignment to the minors. Cubs Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney could be too valuable to move at this time, given the uncertain status of shortstop Starlin Castro and Barney’s exceptional play at short this spring.

White Sox relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs throws during a spring training game. The club released Boggs on Sunday, so that he would have time to latch on to another team before opening day.

Another chance DON’T CUSS, Boggs’ time runs out with White Sox CALL US! adjustments that [pitching coach Don Cooper] SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – wanted him to make. In Mitchell Boggs ran out of the end, he got beat out time in an effort to show by some other options.” he is the right option right The Sox also optioned now for the White Sox right-hander Jake Petbullpen. ricka to Triple-A Charlotte The Sox brought in and assigned right-handBoggs as a free agent in er Dylan Axelrod to minor the offseason, but they league camp. requested waivers in Hahn indicated rightorder to release him Sun- hander Maikel Cleto, day, one of three roster whom the Sox acquired moves that bring the bull- off waivers from the pen into better focus. Royals this spring, will Sox general manager start the season with the Rick Hahn said the team Sox. Cleto, who is out of wanted to give Boggs an options, has made quick opportunity to latch on progress and “is not a guy with another team before we want to lose at this opening day, but the club point,” Hahn said. would welcome him back The Sox have to cut two if he wanted to start at the more relievers, likely from Triple-A level. Boggs’ off- the trio of right-handers season deal was depenZach Putnam and Daniel dent on him making the Webb and left-hander team. David Purcey. “That was tough,” Hahn Good recovery: Leftsaid. “He showed some hander Jose Quintana was improvement in terms in need of a confidence of a couple of delivery boost after he allowed BY COLLEEN KANE Chicago Tribune

nine earned runs without recording an out last week. He got it Sunday in a 5-5 tie with the Rockies. Quintana pitched five scoreless innings, allowing one hit, walking none and striking out two. Catcher Tyler Flowers said Quintana hit his spots better, and his misses also were in more appropriate spots. “I was working with all my pitches to both sides,” Quintana said. “Keep the ball down. I was working with more ground balls. My changeup was working good.” Beckham update: Second baseman Gordon Beckham took some light swings in the cage to test his strained left oblique, which he injured March 14. Hahn and manager Robin Ventura have been reluctant to say whether Beckham will be ready for opening day.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-RFC1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.CAROLYN L PURSELL F/K/A CAROLYN L. ADAMS, et al Defendant

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NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 5, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on April 23, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street front door entrance, MORRISON, IL, 61270, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

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

Commonly known as 1311 14TH AVE, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Property Index No. 11-33-103-019. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $92,278.84. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 2393432. Please refer to file number 13IL00119-1. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 Attorney File No. 13IL00119-1 Case Number: 13 CH 124 TJSC#: 34-4257 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I596624 March 18, 25, April 1, 2014

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN To the legal residents of the Town of Hahnaman in the County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, that the ANNUAL MEETING of said Town will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 being the second Tuesday of said month. The Town Meeting for the transaction of miscellaneous business of said Town will be held at the hour of 8:00 o'clock P.M. on said day at Hahnaman Townshihp Hall, 28835 Hub St., Deer Grove, IL, and a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting. Dated this 21st day of March, 2014. Kimberly A. Egan Town Clerk March 25, 2014

NOTICE Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 a.m., March 24, 2014 at the Whiteside County Highway Department. 18819 Lincoln Road, Morrison, IL 61270, (815) 772-7651 and at that time publicly opened and read for the following: Section #14-XX000-XX-GM Township Seal Coating Section consists of furnishing and applying Bituminous Prime Coat, Bituminous Seal Coat, Seal Coat Aggregate and other related items to various townships. Section #14-XX000_XX-GM Township Calcium Chloride/Lignin Section consists of furnishing and applying Calcium Chloride or Lignin to various townships. 2014 Pipe Liners Quotes Quotes for furnish pipe liners of various sizes to the Whiteside County Highway Department. Specifications and proposals may be obtained at the office of the County Engineer at the above address. All proposals must be submitted on forms provided by the Whiteside County Highway Department. No duplications of these forms will be allowed. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage act (820 ILCS 130/1-12). The Public Works Committee, Hahnaman, Portland, Prophetstown and Ustick Townships reserve the right to reject any or all bids, to waive technicalities and to accept the proposal which is more advantageous to Whiteside County. By Order of Russell L. Renner, P.E., S.E. County Engineer Whiteside County

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TO: COUNTY CLERK OF LEE COUNTY; Paul P. Starnes; Amcore Bank NA n/k/a BMO Harris Bank NA; Midland States Bank; Vista Securities c/o Michael Ballinger, Registered Agent; Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc. c/o Robert Alan Romanoff, Registered Agent; Midwest Tulsa Property, Inc. c/o Michelle Lozins, President; Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of Lee County, Illinois as Case No. 14-TX-36. The property is Located At: 812 W. Third St., Dixon. Legal Description or P.I. No.: 07-08-05178-007. Said property was sold on 11/1/2011 for delinquent taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on August 14, 2014. On 8/19/2014 at 2:30 PM the petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order for Tax Deed, should the real estate not be redeemed. Kathleen M. Hollonbeck, Petitioner March 24, 25, 26, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ADVANTAGE ONE CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. 2013 CH 155 ST CODY S. SCOTT, Defendant. LEGAL NOTICE FOR FORECLOSURE SALE PUBLIC AUCTION OF REAL ESTATE (IT IS ADVISED THAT INTERESTED PARTIES CONSULT THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS BEFORE BIDDING AT FORECLOSURE SALES.) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on February 6, 2014, the property hereinafter described will be sold to the highest qualified bidder.

Annual Town Meeting Notice is Hereby Given To the residents of the Township of Marion in the County of Lee and State of Illinois, that the Annual Meeting of said Town will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, being the second Tuesday of said month. The Town Meeting for the transaction of miscellaneous business and receiving new scheduled meeting times will be held at the hour of 6:00 o'clock P.M. Regular Town Meeting at 5:00 P.M. and Budget Meeting for Road & Town at 5:30 P.M. on said day at Marion Township Building and a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting; and especially to consider and decide the following: any matter presented at that time.

Dated at Marion Township, this 25th day of March, 2014 Mary V. Ackert, Town Clerk March 25, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-RFC1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.CAROLYN L PURSELL F/K/A CAROLYN L. ADAMS, et al Defendant 13 CH 124 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 5, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on April 23, 2014, at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street front door entrance, MORRISON, IL, 61270, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Lot 19 in Block 2 in Fairview Subdivision in the Northwest Quarter of Section 33, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M., Whiteside County, Illinois. Situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. Commonly known as 1311 14TH AVE, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Property Index No. 11-33-103-019. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $92,278.84. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432. Please refer to file number 13IL00119-1. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 239-3432 Attorney File No. 13IL00119-1 Case Number: 13 CH 124 TJSC#: 34-4257 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I596624 March 18, 25, April 1, 2014

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(A) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Shannon Davis, Advantage One Credit Union, 815.772.7215. (B) The common address of the real estate is 503 W. Park Street, Morrison, IL 61270, and its legal description is: PARCEL 1: Lot 1 in Block 1 of William BoydÕs First Addition to the City of Morrison, Whiteside County, Illinois, according to the Plat thereof recorded July 6, 1935 in Plat Book 8, page 24, EXCEPTING THEREFROM the following described tract: Commencing at a point on the West line of Lot 1 in Block 61 of JohnsonÕs Addition to the City of Morrison, said point being 28 feet South of the Northwest corner of said Lot 1; thence Southerly parallel with the Westerly line of Lot 1 of Block 1 of William BoydÕs First Addition to the City of Morrison, to the South line of said Lot 1 of said Block 1; thence Easterly on the said South line to the Southeast corner of said Lot 1 of said Block 1; thence North on the West line of said Lot 1 of said Block 61 to the place of beginning.

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PARCEL 2: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot 1 of Block 61 of JohnsonÕs Addition to the City of Morrison, according to the Plat thereof recorded February 19, 1858 in Plat Book 1, page 34; thence South on the West line thereof 28 feet; thence Northerly, parallel with the Easterly line of said Lot 1, to the North line of said Lot 1; thence Westerly on the North line of said Lot 1 to the place of beginning, situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. PARCEL 3: The Easterly 15 feet of Lot 2 in Block 1 in William BoydÕs First Addition to the City of Morrison in Whiteside County, Illinois, according to the Plat thereof recorded July 6, 1935 in Plat Book 8, page 24. (C)

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

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(F) The case title, case number and the court in which the foreclosure was filed are specified above. (G) The sale shall be subject to all easements, covenants, restrictions and reservations of record, taxes for the year 2013 and all subsequent years. (H)

No other information is required to be disclosed. ADVANTAGE ONE CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, By WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Its Attorneys

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

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NOTICEPURSUANT to the Business Opportunity Sales Law of 1995, every business opportunity must be registered with the Illinois Securities Department. Protect yourself and get the facts before you hand over your hard earned money by contacting the Illinois Secretary of State's Securities Department at 1800-628-7937. This notice provided as a public service by Sauk Valley Classifieds.

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Full time Delivery/Warehouse Position available. Must be neat, organized, enjoy working with people and have a good driving record. This position involves delivery of furniture and/or appliances and electronics; therefore, heavy lifting may be required. Benefits package included.

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