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Milder weather could unleash pent-up demand BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5570

Local unemployment rates fell throughout most of the state in February, and the Sauk Valley was no exception. Rates fell in Whiteside, Lee, Ogle, Carroll and Bureau counties last month when compared to February of last year, according to data released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Ogle’s numbers showed the most marked improvement with a jobless rate of 11.7 percent in February, compared to 12.8 percent a year ago. Ogle still has the highest rate in the five-county region, but the February number also was threetenths of a percentage point lower than the previous month. Photos by Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com

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Black, white and red balloons are released into the air by students, faculty and staff at Amboy High School on Thursday afternoon as they pay tribute to Mike “Paz” Pasley, a social studies teacher at the school for 10 years who died Sunday.

Students, faculty, staff release balloons to remember teacher everything you’ve done this week. I appreciate it.” After Nichols spoke, the group that had gathered raised the balloons and released them. After what Nichols described as a “rough” week, there was laughter as the students, faculty and staff watched the wind grab the balloons and carry them away. Some of the balloons floated farther and farther into the sky, while a few others got caught on power lines. Those caught balloons, to senior Alicen Etheridge, represented the memories of Pasley not ready to leave the school. It was Etheridge’s idea to organize the balloon release. She remembered a balloon release from when her father died, and approached school administrators about organizing one for this week.

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gainst a gray sky, balloons twisted in the wind and floated high above Amboy on Thursday. Just moments before those red, black and white balloons were released, more than 100 students, faculty and staff at Amboy High School gathered in the parking lot after classes for the day had ended. Principal Joshua Nichols told them how proud he was of them for the way they had handled a week in which one of their teachers was lost. Mike “Paz” Pasley, 47, who had taught social studies at the high school for 10 years, died unexpectedly Sunday at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Counselors and clergy members were on hand Monday for those who needed them. The school also brought in a substitute

Amboy High School students file out of the school after classes Thursday to pay tribute to teacher Mike Pasley with a balloon launch. The popular social studies teacher died Sunday. Earlier Thursday, about 200 students went to St. Patrick Church in Dixon for a memorial service. teacher in case any teachers felt the need to step out at any time. “You’ve taken a tragedy, you’ve taken it in,” Nichols said. “You’ve handled it bet-

ter than I thought could happen. When I saw how well all of you were dressed today for the service, I was very impressed. “Thank you. Thank you for

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Fields still waiting for thaw Reynolds Fields remains closed on day-to-day basis BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5529

DIXON – The Dixon Park District is keeping an eye on the weather. District officials haven’t opened Reynolds Fields because underground pipes and pipes in unheated buildings haven’t yet thawed, Executive Director Deb Carey said. The fields remain closed on a day-to-day basis, she said, adding that they’ll be open by the time the district’s spring activies start. THAW CONTINUED ON A5

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DEER GROVE – Saturday is comedy night at Arnie’s Happy Spot, 1667 Hoover Road. Daryl Horner, a comedian who has been featured on HBO and Comedy Central, will headline the 8 p.m. event, which has a $5 cover charge at the door. For more information, call 815-438-5282.

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5 A Seuss Saturday at Sauk

STERLING – The Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus will have its 63rd annual show, “On the Air ...,” beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School, 1608 Fourth Ave. Comedy gags and music are planned, with Forefront being the featured quartet. Tickets at the door cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors; students are free.

DIXON – A pancake breakfast fundraiser is planned for 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at VFW Post 540, 1560 Franklin Grove Road. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 6 to 12, and free for kids younger than 5. Sausage, eggs, orange juice and coffee will be served. Proceeds will pay for Easter food baskets for veterans and their families.

STERLING – Fourth Fridays: Where People and Art Collide brings art and music to a variety of downtown venues tonight. Most events are from 6 to 8 p.m., although many places have musicians performing into the night. For example, Matthew Francis Smith will play at 6 p.m. at Air Play Sports & Espresso, 115 E. Third St. Walking maps with a complete list of venues and events, and more information, are available at www. fourthfridayspac.com.

DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College will host the 30th annual Child Fair “A Seussational Event” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The event promotes children’s health and family well-being. More than 40 exhibitors with activities, games and giveaways will be featured. A performance of Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” will begin at noon in the gym. The fair and play are free.

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Etheridge was the only senior in a class of freshmen that Pasley was teaching. “It’s been quiet,� she said of her class and the atmosphere in the school. “We mourned as one this week.� Earlier Thursday, four

school buses took students and staff from Amboy High School to St. Patrick Church in Dixon for a memorial service. Nearly 200 students, including 18 choir members, made the trip, Nichols said. Counselors were on hand at the high school when the students returned from

the service. But Nichols dismissed them after a while, he said, because the students were coping with the loss of their teacher, the day and the week in their own ways. “It’s been a tough few days, but staff and students have gotten through it,� Nichols said. “Couldn’t have done it without them.�

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STERLING – John M. Frey, 93, of Sterling, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. He owned and operated John M. Frey Co. in Moline. He was born Feb. 8, 1921, to John K. and Lucille (McCormick) Frey. He was a graduate of Sterling High School Class of ‘39, and was inducted into the SHS Hall of Fame and as a distinguished alumnus. John served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a flight engineer on the B-24, B-26, and B-29 bombers, and also was a docent on the B-17 Bomber in Palm Springs, Calif. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, boating, and airplanes. He married Harriette (Cady) Frey in February 1942. She preceded him in death in 2011. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia (Jerry) Bellini of Sterling; two sons, John C. (Becky) Frey of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Robert A.

DIXON – Karla Slater Cathey McFadden, 50, of Dixon, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. She was born Aug. 24, 1963, in Sterling, to Russell and Josephine (Blackburn) Slater. In the eyes of God, she married Bryan L. McFadden on March 24, 2014, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. She graduated from Sterling High School, Class of 1982. She was an excellent beautician and a caretaker of those who needed her. Survivors include her husband, Bryan McFadden of Dixon; two sons, Sgt. Daniel (Kristina) VanAusdoll, stationed in Germany, and Matthew Slater at home; three grandsons, Keagan, Rowyn, and Conner VanAusdoll; her mother, Josephine Slater of Sterling; four sisters, RoseAnn (Tom) Latta of Amboy, Christine (Ron) Heidi of Sterling, and Colleen Slat-

(Cynthia) Frey of Stillwater, Minn.; three sisters, Jane White of Sterling, Janet Oltmanns of Richland Hills, Texas, and Sandra (Bill) Foreman of Ponca City, Okla.; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Alice Frey and Gloria Frey; and one grandson, Jay Bellini. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Jeff Coester of The Big Red Church, First Congregational in Sterling officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be at Science Ridge Mennonite Cemetery in Sterling,. A memorial has been established to The Big Red Church, First Congregational in Sterling. Go to schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

er and Lisa (Kim) Buckingham, both of Rock Falls; one brother, Michael Slater of Sterling; one sister-in-law, Marnie Slater of Sterling; 13 nieces and nephews; 15 greatnieces and greatnephews; and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Russell L. Slater; two brothers, Richard L. Slater and Edward J. Slater at birth; maternal grandparents, Edward P. and Agnes (Mekeel) Blackburn; and paternal grandmother, Marie (Preston) Slater. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, and the funeral at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bob Hasselbring of First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Go to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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TAMPICO – Paul W. Kaiser, 97, of Tampico, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Prophets Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. Paul was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Deer Grove, the son of Amil and Emma (Miller) Kaiser. He was united in marriage to Verna Peterson on Aug. 19, 1950, in Tampico. He served in the Army during World War II in North Africa and Europe. He farmed in the Hahnaman Township area during his lifetime. He also worked at Mitchell’s Melons and worked for Ron Kelly. He was a member of Tampico Baptist Church. He was a former Deer Grove School Board member and former Tampico Cemetery Board member. He is survived by his wife, Verna Kaiser of Tampico; one son, Karl Kaiser of Tampico; two daughters, Alice Kaiser

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of Prophetstown and Joy (John) Haddock of Somonauk; four grandchildren; one greatgrandson; one stepgrandson; three stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene (Carol) Kaiser of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Tampico Baptist Church, and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Karl Kaiser, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established to Tampico Baptist Church. Go to www.garlandfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

also loved doing everything with, and for, his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Faye; three daughters, Ellen (Eric) Anderson of Prophetstown, Gwen (Steve) Baar of Morrison, and Jaclyn (Mark) Claerhout of Geneseo; eight grandchildren, Amanda (J.R.) Curtis, Devon (Mallory) Baar, Nickolas (Brianne Snowden) Anderson, Mitchel Baar, Neil (Samantha Johnston) Baar, Kari Anderson, Morgan Claerhout, and Greyson Claerhout; five great-grandchildren, Faith, Drake, Trevor, Dezarae, and Jaxon; one sister, Lori (Norm) Jensen of Decatur; and three brothers, Gene Jansma of Morrison, Ken (Glenda) Jansma of Fulton, and Calvin Jansma of Ashland, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Ashley Claerhout; and two brothers, David Jansma and Orville Jansma. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison, with Rich Criss, ministry coordinator, officiating. Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial will be established by the family. Visit www.bosmarenkes. com to send condolences.

Elmer D. Jones AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elmer D. Jones, 85, Ashton, went to see Jesus on March 26, 2014. He was born on March 31, 1928, to Oscar and Wincy (Dollar) Jones in Hazen, Ark. He married Fronia Stanley on Dec. 27, 1949. He moved to Ashton in 1967, and retired from Caron International in Rochelle. He attended Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Rochelle. He is survived by his wife, Fronia, and three sons, Granville Ray (Debra) Jones and James (Bernita) Jones, all of Ashton, and Barry (Amy) Jones of Midwest City, Okla. He also is survived by seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and four greatgreat-grandchildren; and

his oldest sister, Bessie Swaim of Hazen. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sam, Johnnie, Robert, and Ray; and sisters, Jessie, Tressie, Eller, and Fay. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home, 601 Richardson Ave., Ashton. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Ashton Cemetery. Memorials maybe be directed to Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Rochelle and Ashton Rescue Squad. Visit www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com to send condolences.

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Whiteside County came in at 9.9 percent in February, still the lowest in the region, and six-tenths lower than a year ago. Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jobless rate fell from 10.8 percent in February 2013 to 10.1 percent this February. The state jobless rate was unchanged from January, at 8.7 percent, and down from 9.2 percent a year ago. The numbers continue to build on a trend of gradual growth. Since January 2010, when compared to the previous month, Illinois has posted job growth in 35 months and job loss in 14 months. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest jobless rate is its lowest since February 2009, considered to be the middle of the recession, but with many counties still in double digits, Illinois has some work to do, IDES Director Jay Rowell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Februaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job numbers show that our economy continues to improve,â&#x20AC;? Rowell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It also reminds us that more is needed and expected because that economic success has yet to return to every household.â&#x20AC;?

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More than 250,000 jobs have been created in the past 5 years, yet Illinois was ranked dead last in the nation in job growth prospects for 2014, according to information compiled by the Pew Research Center, an independent public policy nonprofit organization. Although continued signs of gradual growth were seen in January and February, there are some bigger factors at play when analyzing prospects for the rest of the year, IDES spokesman Greg Rivara said. One of those factors is an end to a relentless winter, which could unleash pentup demand for a variety of goods and services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need some mild weather with wind to dry the ground,â&#x20AC;? Rivara said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then road projects and construction can get going in earnest, people

can invest in delayed home projects, and economic activity can gain momentum.â&#x20AC;? Recent geopolitical unrest, most notably in Russia, has made businesses and investors more fearful about economic prospects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need stability and a certain level of comfort with regard to the rest of the world and their borders,â&#x20AC;? Rivara said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen the effects on the stock market of late.â&#x20AC;? Rivara also believes that once the slowdown in global manufacturing turns around, especially with regional bellwethers such as Caterpillar and Deere & Co., the effects will be seen locally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once that demand returns, it should have a noticeable effect throughout the surrounding areas,â&#x20AC;? Rivara said.

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The delay to open the fields is â&#x20AC;&#x153;90 percentâ&#x20AC;? related to the weather, Carey said. She added that budget constraints have limited the number of employees the park district can devote to preparing the fields. Before the fields open, the scoreboards will have to be turned on and checked for any parts or wires that need to be replaced. Once the weather allows, Carey said, the fields will be opened and operated â&#x20AC;&#x153;business as usual.â&#x20AC;? Roads in Lowell Park and Page Park have been closed recently because of the melting snow and ice.

added that the dis trict must partner with another taxing body â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in this case, the city. The board also approved a 1-year contract to pay Stewart & Associates $12,000 for security monitoring of parks. The amount is the same as it was last year, Carey said. The board tabled proposed changes to the employee personnel policy, Carey said, until the district goes to the state

Park board meeting During its regular meeting Wednesday night, the park board approved a contract with Kreider Services Inc. for another year of recreational programs for people with disabilities, Carey said. The agreement has been sent to Kreider for its approval. State law requires park districts to provide recreational opportunities for people with permanent disabilities as well as temporary disabilities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like recovering from surgery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and allows the district to levy taxes for that purpose, Carey said. She

to determine the best designation for part-time employees who work throughout the year. The district wants to provide some of those part-time employees with benefits, Carey said. The board did, however, approve a change to bar the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snowplow drivers from using hands-free cellphones while working. The snowplow drivers need to be completely focused on the road, Carey said.

may be key 2014 theme Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal, more spending angers Republicans CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The crux of Gov. Pat Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to prevent big budget cuts is making permanent an income tax increase, which he acknowledges isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t palatable for many Illinoisans. And the move is even riskier in an election year as his Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, has blasted the idea in hopes of appealing to tax-weary voters. Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to extend the 2011 tax hike, which is scheduled to roll back in January and create a $1.6 billion revenue hole, has become a focal point of the November contest and comes as Illinois already is grappling with billions of dollars in unpaid bills, the lowest credit rating nationwide and uncertainty over a plan to deal with pension debt. However, there are signs the trade off â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a tax extension to ward off cuts to schools and services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; could work in Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favor. Top Democrats back him, unions like the proposal and the payoff from an ancillary plan tied to property tax refunds could soften the blow just in time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need to lay out a specific and concrete and responsible and honest plan. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I did

...,â&#x20AC;? Quinn said while visiting a Chicago elementary school Thursday, the day after he proposed the extension in his budget speech. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only way to go, to tell the people of Illinois what we all need to know.â&#x20AC;? T h e Governor Chicago Pat Quinn D e m o crat, seeking a second full term, says maintaining the tax increase will ensure school funding. His proposed $36.8 billion spending plan includes about $100 million more for early education. But the idea of more spending and Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal angers Republican lawmakers and many voters. Retiree Gary Ledford, of southern Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Godfrey, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the tax increase to be extended. A Republican, Ledford voted for state Sen. Kirk Dillard in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gubernatorial primary but said he likes Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opposition to Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tax plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe they should do it,â&#x20AC;? he said of the tax hike extension. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more they get, the more they spend.â&#x20AC;?

Cutting spending has been one of Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key themes, along with ending the tenure of career politicians and curbing the influence of â&#x20AC;&#x153;government union bosses.â&#x20AC;? His campaign quickly released ads blasting Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan as a broken promise, since the roughly 67 percent tax increase lawmakers approved in three years ago was billed as temporary. A Rauner campaign staffer wearing a long fake nose and calling himself â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quinnocchioâ&#x20AC;? even picketed outside Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school stop Thursday. Still, Quinn immediately won strong support of top Democrats, who control the House and Senate. House Speaker Michael Madigan praised Quinn for showing â&#x20AC;&#x153;political courage.â&#x20AC;? The governor could also see a boost from unions, which back the tax hike extension and have vowed to keep Rauner from winning office. Service Employees International Union in Illinois, which represents roughly 170,000 health care, janitorial and other industry workers, endorsed Quinn earlier this week saying he represented concerns of working people.

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SPRINGFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Illinois Supreme Court hit the erase button last week on the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eavesdropping law. It was a smart decision on a very bad law. Millions of Illinoisans now carry cell phones that can be whipped out at a momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notice to record just about anything. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a world apart from when the state passed its eavesdropping law in 1965. Back then, tape recorders were about as big as a shoebox and not readily used by the general public. The ubiquitous nature of recording devices today has landed some folks in trouble when they have taken to recording government officials. In one case, a woman recorded three telephone conversations with a courthouse supervisor about getting a court transcript corrected. The supervisor apparently was none too happy when the woman posted the conversations on the Internet. And the woman was prosecuted. Others have been prosecuted when they have recorded their public interactions with police officers. And in a Kane County case, a man was prosecuted for recording a conversation between himself, an attorney, and a judge. What do all of these cases have in common? People in power who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the public to actually hear what they said. The ubiquity of digital recording devices these days should make government more transparent and more accountable. But not everyone sees it that way. Fortunately, the state Supreme Court does. The high court rightly ruled the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eavesdropping law is unconstitutional. If a police officer isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t saying anything inappropriate in an interaction with a citizen, she should welcome being recorded â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it just verifies she is doing a good job. The same goes for judges, politicians, and other government functionaries.

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WHY NOT ALLOW ordinary citizens to record their interactions with such people? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Chief Justice Rita Garman had to say in her written opinion: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The statute criminalizes the recording of conversations that cannot be deemed private: a loud argument on the street, a political debate on a college quad, yelling fans at an athletic event, or any conversation loud enough that the speakers should expect to be heard by others. None of these examples implicate privacy interests, yet the statute

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or Illinoisans who worry about how much more money state politicians want to take from them, Wednesday was an instructive day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not only for what Gov. Pat Quinn had to say in his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, but for what powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan had to say afterward on the public television show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Illinois Lawmakers.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we wish to continue to provide the level of services weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become accustomed to â&#x20AC;&#x201C; education and other services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; then the tax increase should be extended,â&#x20AC;? Madigan said. The governor can propose whatever tax increases and spending plans he wants, but it is the Legislature that decides the actual budget. And in a Legislature dominated by Democrats, Madigan wields extensive power (he doubles as chairman of

What we think The politicians who lead state government clearly believe Illinois has a revenue problem, not a spending problem. After Gov. Pat Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget address Wednesday and comments by House Speaker Michael Madigan afterward, higher taxes look like a done deal. the Illinois Democratic Party). For Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to make permanent the 67 percent temporary income tax increase approved in the January 2011 lame-duck session, Madiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endorsement is significant. And, as Madigan referred only to continuing current services, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear that serious spending cuts are not on the agenda. In other words, they think Illinois has a revenue problem, not a spending problem. (Minority Republicans, of course, believe the opposite.)

As for Quinn, he talked about Illinois being in a stronger position now than 5 years ago â&#x20AC;&#x201C; despite an 8.7 percent unemployment rate, 13 reductions in the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit rating, and interest payments on unpaid obligations at an all-time high at $318 million a year. He touted reforms to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pension and workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compensation systems, even though those measures have not solved either problem. While Quinn closed his speech with his familiar refrain, â&#x20AC;&#x153;make the will of the people the law of the land,â&#x20AC;? we doubt itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

really the will of all the people to permanently hand over an extra weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pay to the state each year. The governor no doubt hopes his plan to send a $500 property tax rebate to every homeowner in Illinois, which he mentioned three times, will be remembered by voters who will pass judgment on him in November. Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner decried Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of leadership at the helm of a government that is collecting more money than at any time in its history but is still suffering from credit downgrades, high unemployment, a bill backlog of more than $7 billion, and unfunded pension liabilities of about $100 billion. Madigan and Quinn are accustomed to getting what they want, before an election and afterward. Our advice: Better watch your wallet.

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Reading the opinion page editorial March 22, â&#x20AC;&#x153;To succeed, always act in publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest,â&#x20AC;? I think there are a lot bigger fish the paper could have skewered rather than pick on a couple of local sheriffs. Being a resident of Ogle County, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak to the reason of discontent residents of Lee County may have had with Sheriff Varga. I can comment on a tea party forum Sheriff Varga and challenger Simonton spoke at where I attended. A question, presented

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to both participants, was a reference to the Constitution and how each would handle a law in direct violation to the Constitution. Sheriff Varga, unequivocally, answered he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t violate the Constitution, whereas Simonton waffled around and mumbled something about statute. I remember a TV ad where Simonton is slinking around in full battle gear with his AR-15 pointed at some imaginary bad guy. I thought when the

people of Lee county see this clownish ad, coupled with his waffling on the Constitutional question, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know who the best candidate for sheriff is. I was wrong. Sheriff Varga appeared as one whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more of the people than Simonton. Simonton appears to be more of what we already have too many of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; smarmy politicians. Regarding Sheriff Harn: if the paper is concluding Sheriff Harn was thrown out of office because he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t act in the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best interest, perhaps, due to the 36 percent to 35 percent margin of difference, the public thinks the newly elected VanVickle is a mere one percent better.

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makes it a felony to audio record each one.â&#x20AC;? In the Kane County opinion, also written by Garman, she said, a â&#x20AC;&#x153;person may write down what we say and publish it, and this is not a violation of the eavesdropping statute. Yet if that same person records our words with an audio recording device,

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even if it is not published in any way, a criminal act has been committed.â&#x20AC;? Garman did not see a distinction between the two. Nor should she. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not uncommon for politicians to deny saying something stupid that a journalist has quoted them saying. But the wonderful thing about the Internet is that the reporter can simply post the audio recording online for the public to discern whether the quotes were accurate. The public should feel empowered by this. SO, HOW ON EARTH did Illinois become one of only a dozen or so states with a law like this on the books? Well, like so much in Springfield, it began in scandal. Back in 1965, lobbyists were secretly recorded talking about which legislators were on the take. Embarrassed lawmakers responded to the scandal by making it illegal to secretly tape conversations without a court order, the late Bill Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell, a retired statehouse reporter for the Peoria Journal Star, told me several years ago. So, the impetus behind the law was to cover up official skullduggery and make Illinois lawmakers who might have been on the take sleep a little better at night. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bad law grounded in official deception. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for Illinois to erase this bad policy and allow folks to just press â&#x20AC;&#x153;record.â&#x20AC;? Note to readers: Scott Reederâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column is underwritten by the Illinois Policy Institute.

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Wake-up call prompts questions about life, marriage Dear Abby: I have been married almost 4 years. Recently I had some medical problems that were my wake-up call. I’m fine now, but I no longer am willing to wait for “someday.” I decided to try some new hobbies, one of which is skydiving. I had said for years I’d never do it because I’m afraid of heights. But I have changed my mind, and for me, this is a big deal. When I asked my husband what he thought, his response was, “I’m not spending the day just to see you jump out of an airplane.” Talk about disappointing! I have always “gone with the flow” when he has

thing except stay home. I guess I expected him to be excited for me, or to say he didn’t want me doing it. The first is what I would have preferred. Now I’m not sure where I go from here. – Disappointed in San Diego

dearABBY Abigail Van Buren’s (Jeanne Phillips) column appears during the week through Universal Press Syndicate.

wanted to do something. I know he doesn’t want to go skydiving, but all I wanted was his support, and maybe someone to take a video or pictures. His response has left me wondering about a lot of things. I have had enough of his negativity. He doesn’t do any-

marriage counselor with you. If he’s not, then schedule some sessions for yourself with a licensed professional and discuss the circumstances that led to your “wakeup call.” It will help you rationally – and unemotionally – decide how best to enjoy this gift of life you have been given.

silenced. A few minutes later, another cellphone started ringing. Rather than mute it, the parent answered it and proceeded to have a conversation during the meeting while a school staff person was making a presentation. It wasn’t a long conversation, but Dear Disappointed: I it wasn’t quiet either. The hope you realize this letparent was sitting in the ter isn’t about skydiving, Dear Abby: You have back row – he could have but your husband’s refus- addressed cellphone etieasily slipped out to have al to help you celebrate quette in your column this “important” converyour new lease on life. before, but in this day and sation. A successful marriage age it bears repeating. Thanks for letting me is one in which a couple We attended a meeting vent. It was extremely ideally grows TOGETHER. for parents and students annoying and rude. Now I If your husband is unwill- last night at our child’s know why his son has no ing or unable to do that, high school. Inevitably, common sense. then “where you go from a cellphone rang, which – Annoyed in Iowa here” is to first ask him can happen to anyone. if he’s willing to talk to a The ring was quickly Dear Annoyed: At most

DAY TRIP

Creatures attract attention

A boy feeds a giraffe, with a little stretching for both parties, at Peoria Zoo on a warm day.

Photo submitted by Peoria Zoo

Peoria Zoo shelters more than 100 species BY ANDREA MILLS amills@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5575

PEORIA – The Peoria Park District has a gem just south of the Sauk Valley – the Peoria Zoo. Zoos take visitors to other parts of the world and Peoria’s is no exception. More than 100 species are there. Birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians and fish provide plenty to see. Explorers enter Africa by stepping through the Zambezi River Village banquet facility. Six species will be readily noticeable, but don’t panic if a lack of fencing attracts the attention. The animals are “fenced

in;” the restraints just aren’t visible. Zebras, rhinoceroses, antelopes, giraffes, lions and monkeys all are part of life in this small corner of Africa. Moving along a boardwalk, guests may have the opportunity to feed the giraffes. And like the real Africa, the terrain changes so visitors move from grasslands into the forest regions. At the end of the trail, the explorers will find an exhibit dealing with the smaller African creatures, such as weavers, mole-rats and tree boas. The next stop is Asia. Visitors who take this trail will find tigers, and the lesser-known Sich-

If you go What: Peoria Zoo Where: 2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; last admission at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $9 for 13 and older, $8 for 65 and older, $5.25 for 3 to 12, and free for 2 and younger Information: Visit www.peoriazoo.org or call 309-686-3365 uan takin and mungjac. These can be followed by a visit to Astural with its parma wallabies, emus and black swans.

And don’t miss the critters of a more domestic nature that make their home in the zoo: sheep, goats, ponies and chickens. Peoria Zoo is not without its share of special events. Two of them add an unusual twist to a visit. The Behind the Scenes Tours are at 9 a.m. March 29 and April 26. For an hour and $22 per person above admission, guests get to see how the animals are cared for, what they eat, and where they sleep. Registration is necessary; call 309-681-3513 to make arrangements. Visitors also can check out the zoo after dark.

This tour is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. April 25 and costs $20. Subjects will include nocturnal animals and night houses. Register at the above number. On April 12, an Easter egg hunt is planned. The cost is $6.50 for children and $9 for adults. The action begins at 10:30 a.m. for children up to 3; 10:50 a.m. for ages 4-6, and 11:10 a.m. for ages 7-9. Those who are interested in shopping will find the Safari Gift Shop filled with plush animals and assorted gift ideas. To bring home something really unusual, check out the merchandise made from elephant dung – no stink involved – honest.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Friday, March 28 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m. -4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 8:45 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Bingo, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Bingo, 9:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Line dancing, 11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-6229230. Lifescape lunch, 11: 30 a.m.,

Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mexican Train Dominoes and It’s Showtime! featuring “The Butler,” 12:30 p.m., Whiteside Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-2117. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St. Dixon. Farkle, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925.

Steak or fish dinner, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-2842003. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Bingo, 7 p.m. Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave. Saturday, March 29 Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Twin City Market, indoors, 106 Avenue A, Sterling, 815-6268610. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, 217 First Ave. Monday, March 31 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St.,

Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815562-5050. Quilting, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave, Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Zumba class, 10:30-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Lifescape Lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Reservations: 815-288-9236. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave.,

Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Hand and Foot cards, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Friendly Mexican Train Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-6250046. Rummy, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Tacos, 4-8 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Loaves and Fishes, 5-6 p.m., Holloway Center, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon, 815-284-7719. A free, hot meal for the needy.

events an announcement is made beforehand that cellphones should be turned off. If there is an interruption, an experienced speaker will pause until the interruption ceases. From your letter, I assume that isn’t what happened last night. Children learn manners and common sense by watching their parents. If consideration for others isn’t modeled for them, they don’t learn it. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Saturday, March 29 American Red Cross blood drive, 5:45 a.m.-noon, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Appointments: 800-733-2767. American Red Cross blood drive, 7-11 a.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointmenst: 815-625-0382 or 800733-2767. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 S. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., open, women’s; noon, 6 p.m., open, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., open, tradition; 12:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed (5), Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., former St. Anne Grade School, 32 N. Jones Ave., Amboy, 815-857-2315. Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m.noon, Walmart, 1901 First Ave., Rock Falls. 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, Old School; 8 p.m., open, Fun Night, bring a friend, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 1-2:30 p.m., Save-A-Lot, 928 First Ave., Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Sunday, March 30 Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 a.m., closed; 7 p.m., open, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., closed; 11 a.m., open; 1 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed; noon, open; 6 p.m., closed, step, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, Horizon View Farm barn, 2422 N. River Road, Oregon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 10 a.m., open, Big Book, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., open; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Spanish, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 236 Kelly Drive, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, 304 Seventh Ave. West, Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed (4), Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St.


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ADVENTIST SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH,416ProspectSt.,Dixon. Saturday Service 10 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Trudy Dunn. APOSTOLIC APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY, 2609 Pine St., Rock Falls. Spanish Spoken, Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday Worship Service Noon. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.. Pastor: Martin Garcia 590-7897. ASAMBLEA APOSTOLICA, 2609 Pine St., Rock Falls. Se habla espaĂąol. Escuela Dominical 10 a.m., Servico de Alabanza y Adoraciòn Domingo 12 p.m., MiĂŠrcoles Estudio BĂŹblico 6 p.m. Pastor: Martin Garcia 590-7897. ASSEMBLIES OF GOD BETHESEDA TEMPLE, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071. Phone 535-0423. Pastor Lucio Esquivel. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Childrens Church. All services in Spanish & English. ROCK RIVER CHRISTIAN CENTER, 1800 Prophetstown Road, Rock Falls. Phone 815-625-4371. Rev. Brian Vickers, Pastor, Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and Celebration of Praise 6 p.m. School of the Bible, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Family Night, Prayer and Bible Study, Crossroads Youth Ministry Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; Missionnettes and Royal Rangers. NEW LIFE IN CHRIST, 1101 1st Ave., Sterling, Pastor William Cherry, Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday nite 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer/Bible Study & Youth Group. Nursery provided for DOO VHUYLFHV &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH  BAPTIST BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH, 1119 10th Ave., Rock Falls, Pastor Roger &DUOVRQ 3DUVRQDJH DQG RIĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH 625-7179, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday Dynamite Kids Club 6:00 p.m. Nursery provided for all services. Transportation Available. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. www.bbcrf.com COMO BAPTIST CHURCH, 25059 Como Road. Pastor Larry Jones. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service,  SP $IĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG ZLWK 6RXWKHUQ %DStist Convention. Phone 625-8492. COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 35021 Illinois Route 40, Milledgeville, Pastor J. Kregg Farmer, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Afternoon Service 1:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening Prayer and Bible Study 7:00 p.m., Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classes during Sunday School, Morning Worship and Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study. Nursery provided for all services. Church phone 225-7150. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA (Como Baptist Church), Sun. 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Wed., Prayer Service 6:30 p.m., all services in Spanish, Meet in the lower level of Como Baptist. EMMANUEL BAPTIST, 1904 18th Ave., Sterling. Sunday Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m., nursery provided. Wednesday Prayer 0HHWLQJ  SP $IĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG ZLWK 6RXWKHUQ Baptist Convention. Phone 625-0351. FAITH BAPTIST, Pastor Bryan Bice, 2005 Freeport Road. Sunday: Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Service 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday: Youth Club 6:30 p.m., Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.. Nursery provided for all services. Church phone 625-7690. www.faithbaptiststerling.com FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1706 6th Ave., Sterling, Rev. John Kermott. Morning worship 10:10 a.m.; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Crib room and nursery provided. Call for info: Church ofĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH  SDUVRQDJH SKRQH 625-1004. Van transportation, air conditioning, easy access for handicapped. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 Maple Ave., Morrison, IL. Pastor Dick Adams 815-772-2696 home 815772-3181; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service; Wednesday nights 7:00 p.m. Bible Study. EAGLE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH, 1026 Third Avenue, Fulton. 589-3443 (church). Michael McCloud, Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Service, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; Nursery provided for all services. General Association of ReguODU %DSWLVW &KXUFKHV DIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG FKXUFK NEW HOPE BAPTIST, 902 W. 12th St., Rock Falls. Jon Sedwick, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Phone: 625-6696. Celebrate Recovery 0RQ QLJKWV DW SP  $IĂ&#x20AC;Oiated with Southern Baptist Convention. MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH, 1313 Woodburn Ave., Sterling, 6256473. Ronald G. Alexander, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Prayer Service & Bible Study Wed., 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; Youth Fellowship Hour Mon. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH, 2103 Walter Street, Rock Falls (Yeowardville). Rev. Calvin J. Reynolds, pastor. Sunday School (for all ages) 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:40 a.m. (nursery provided) Sunday evening worship service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meetLQJ  SP 3KRQH  $IĂ&#x20AC;OLated with Southern Baptist Convention. PRIMIRA IGLESIA BAUTISTIC GETHSEMANE HISPANA 1014 W. 7th St., Sterling. Sunday School 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m.; Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Servicio de Orasion y Estudio at 6:30. TAMPICO BAPTIST CHURCH, Tampico, Sunday School (for all ages), 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study and Prayer, 6:30 p.m. HARVEST TIME BIBLE CHURCH, 1802 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls. Phone 626-1234. Pastor Dalmus Meeks, Assistant Pastor, Jason Borton. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pastor Myles Kukowski, Baptist Doctrine, Bruce Davis, Minister of Music. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Services, 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.; High School Youth, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Services, 6:45 p.m.; Awanas 6:30 p.m. Jr. High Youth 6:30 p.m. Nursery always provided. LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH 2002 9th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071 Phone 815-579-1209 Pastor Tommy McMurtry. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. tommymcmurtry.libertybc@gmail.com TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 403 6th Ave. North, Lyndon, Illinois. Pastor Alan Jahn. Ph.#(563)2420307 www.trinitybaptistchapel.com Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m., Youth Program 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. BRETHREN MILLEDGEVILLE BRETHREN CHURCH, 521 N. Main Ave., Milledgeville.PastorJimBlack.Fellowship8:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth Activities & Evening services announced. 815-225-7814. UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST, 210 East Grove Street, Coleta. Wilmer (Bill) Houch, Pastor. Sunday Worship Celebration 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship 10:30 a.m. For information, call 336-2339. BRETHREN IN CHRIST TheBridge@Beans,121E.3rdSt.,Sterling. 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastors, Rita Wolf and Bruce Johnson. Phone 815-441-0779 CATHOLIC SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, 2224 Ave., J, Sterling. Masses; Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 and 11 a.m.; Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday 4:30-5 p.m. Rev. Bruce Ludeke, Parochial Administrator. ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC, 708 10th Ave., Rock Falls, Saturday confessions 4:00 p.m. Saturday evening Mass: 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Mass: 7:15 & 9:00 a.m.; Daily Mass: Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 a.m.; (Wednesday during school year 8:30 a.m.; Friday 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m. Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Dzielak. Rectory phone: 625-4508. ST. MARYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC, corner of Ave. B and W. 6th St., Sterling. Saturday, 5 p.m.; (Masses of Anticipation); Sunday Masses, 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. in Spanish. Rev. James Keenan, Pastor; Fr. Adalberto Sanchaz Parochial Vicar. ST. MARYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CATHOLIC, 105 Benton Street, Tampico, Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Dzielak, Parochial Administrator. Sunday Mass 10:45 a.m., Wednesday night 5 p.m. Confessions follow Mass. Friday morning 8 a.m. Phone 438-5425 CHRISTIAN-CHURCH OF CHRIST YORKTOWNCHURCHOFCHRIST, rural Tampico. Sunday service - 9 a.m. worship. For more information call Joseph Rosenski at (815)537-5371. Everyone is welcome! TAMPICO CHURCH OF CHRIST, 201 S. Fermont St., Tampico. Sunday school 9:00 a.m.; Sun Worship Service, 10:00 a.m.; Phone 815-438-6805. MORRISON CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 201 S. Genesee St., Morrison, IL 61270. Phone (815) 772-4928 Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday; Sunday School 10:30; Call for Ladies Bible Study COMMUNITY COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Corner of Reno Rd. and Candlelight Dr., Worship 9:30 a.m. Pastor Kimberly Crump, Phone 815-625-6144. WALNUT COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH, 125 Jackson, Walnut. Eldon Cook, Pastor, Nathan Richey, Associate Pastor; 9:00 a.m. Sunday Church Service; 10:30 a.m. Breakout Bible sessions. Phone 815-379-2645. CONGREGATIONAL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 905 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls.; Pastor Al Campbell; Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.; Holy &RPPXQLRQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW 6XQGD\ RI WKH PRQWK No steps or stairs for handicapped for worship. Church phone: 625-3314. THE BIG RED CHURCH First Congregational 311 Second Ave., Sterling. Pastor Jeff Coester; Church

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 DP &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH  IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (ELCA), corner of 8th Ave. and W. 5th, Rock Falls. Henrietta J. Milner, Pastor; Worship: Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Sept. thru May; Thursday evenings 6:30. Elevator and facilities for disabled persons. Air ConGLWLRQHG &KXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH  ST. JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (ELCA), 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Rev. Mark Oehlert. Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School immediately following worship. Alternative Worship Wed. 6:15 p.m. Facilities air conditioned and equipped for the handicapped, including elevator. &KXUFK 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH SKRQH  EHtween 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH, (LCMS) LeFevre Rd. and Ave. F, Sterling. Phone: 625-2284. Sunday Worship Services at 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School and Bible classes at 10:15 a.m.; 9 a.m. broadcast live on WLLT, 107.7 FM on Sunday. Handicap accessible w/use of elevator. Air Conditioned. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (ELCA), 1701 16th Ave., Sterling; Brandon Nelson, Pastor. Gerad VonHolten, Youth Director. Sunday Morning: Worship Time 9:00 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship following worship. Nursery provided; handicap accessible; air conditioned. Phone 625-3069. HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 404 E. North St., Rte. 92, Walnut, IL; Rev. David Menet, Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 A.M.; Sunday School and Adult Bible Class 10:00 A.M. Phone 815-379-2839. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 601 N. Jackson St. Morrison. Rev Mark Winkelman, Senoir Pastor; Rev Mike Winkelman, Associate Pastor. Sunday Worship Services at 9:30 A.M. Sunday School & Adult Bible Studies 10:45 A.M. Various Bible Studies during the week. Handicap accessible and air conditioned. 815772-3386. www.stpetersmorrison.com TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA), Rt. 40 & Stover Ave., Milledgeville. Pastor Kathleen Burkheimer. SeptemberMay 9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum; All year 10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship; Handicap accessible; Air conditioned. Phone: 225-7410. NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMC Congregation), 702 W. Lynn Blvd. Sterling, IL. Air conditioned. Pastor Bill Sullivan, Sunday Traditional Service 8:30 a.m. ContempoUDU\ 6HUYLFH  DP &KXUFK 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH Phone 499-6552. nursery provided Sat. night service 6:00pm. www.nllutheran.com Handicapped Accessible. MENNONITE COMMUNITY MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP, meeting site at Sterling YWCA, 412 First Ave., Sterling, IL. Pastor Dan Rusmisel. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m followed by Study Time 11:15 a.m. Phone: 815-2383421; Email: d_rusmiselle@yahoo. com. For more information see website: Community-Mennonite.org SCIENCE RIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH, 1702 East 37th St., Sterling. Arnold Owens, Pastor. Sunday morning Church Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday School 10:55 a.m. Phone 626-0538. METHODIST EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST, 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling, IL 61081. David Jungniekel, Pastor. Fellowship 9:00; Sunday School 9:30; Worship 10:45. Handicap accessible and air conditioned. Phone: 815-626-0104. Web address: www.EastJordanUMC.org FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 501 Broadway Ave., Sterling; Rev. Paul Judd, pastor. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Elevator available. Air conditioning. Handicap accessible. Telephones: Church 815-625-0244 (fax-815-564-0302); Annex, 815626-1734; Loaves & Fishes breakfast, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m., FISH Pantry, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m., 815-626-1734. E-mail: DGPLQ#VWHUOLQJĂ&#x20AC;UVWXPFRUJ ROCK FALLS UNITED METHODIST, 210 4th Ave., Rock Falls, Richard Fassig, pastor; Julie Carrion, Youth Director. Worship Service, 9:00 a.m. Nursery provided during worship service. Sunday School resumes September 8th at 10:00am. Youth Group meets 2nd & 4th Sunday at 11:30 a.m.. Air Conditioned, Handicapped Accessible. Church phone: 815-625-0114. www.rockfallsumc.org UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 321 N. Holcomb Ave., Milledgeville, 225-7511. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rosa Yeonshin Lee. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST, 2nd Ave., and E. 10th St., Sterling, Pastor Paul Judd. Sunday morning worship and Camp Sonshine for children in 5th grade and under at 9:00a.m. Fellowship with coffee and snacks at 10:20a.m. Nursery provided during 9:00a.m. worship. Phone 1-815-626-7777. Trinity Food Pantry: call â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Good Neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for voucher at 1-815-625-5111. WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2200 16th Ave., Sterling, Pastor Nancy Weingartner. Fellowship

9:30 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Fully handicapped accessible and air-conditioned. Nursery provided. Contact Church 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH IRU TXHVWLRQV  TAMPICO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, (Two blocks west of Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Welcomes Pastor Leanne Keate. Church phone 815438-6105; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (starting again in Sep); Sunday Church Service 10:30 a.m., Fellowship to follow. Need a ride? Call Terry 815-535-3665. COLETA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 112 North Main St., David Jungnickel, Pastor. Worship Hour: 9:00 a.m.; Fellowship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday School for All ages 10:30 a.m. Fully handicapped acessible and air conditioned. (Rides available, call 336-2226) NAZARENE FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 13th Ave., and 5th St., Sterling. Senior Pastor: Bob Hasselbring 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Worship Service; handicapped accessible; nursery providedatallservices.Phone:625-0864. LOST LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 90 W. Flagg Road, Dixon 815-6264732 (corner of Lowden and Flagg Road). Pastor: Bob Clardie; Sunday School 9 a.m.; Fellowship at 11 a.m.; Sunday Weekly Service 10:00 a.m. OPEN BIBLE FIRST OPEN BIBLE CHURCH, 2105 E. Rt. 30 Rock Falls. Rev. Les Funderberg, Pastor, Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.; Super Church 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Youth Service - Beyond Belief Wed. 7:00 p.m. Phone: 625-1957 or 625-0414. UNITED PENTECOSTAL NEW LIFE TABERNACLE, Located on the Corner of E. 10th St. and Avenue D, Rock Falls. Rev. Carl B. Reese, Pastor. Sunday School and Morning Worship 10 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m. Church/Pastors Phone: 625-2926 PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 410 2nd Ave., A Heart for God in the Heart of Sterling. Pastor Christina Berry: Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. with childcare provided; Fellowship following worship. Christian Education for all ages 11 a.m. Building accessible to the handicapped for more information call 815-625-0452 or visit our Facebook & Become A Fan of )3& ZZZĂ&#x20AC;UVWSUHVE\WHULDQVWHUOLQJRUJ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 100 East Lincolnway, Morrison, Il. Rev. Michael Selburg. Phone 815-772-3510. Sunday School/Choir Rehearsal 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Coffee Hour 11:15 a.m. Monthly Communion. FREE Community Dinner 5:00-6:30 p.m. second and last Thursday of month. REFORMED BETHEL CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1208 3rd Ave., Fulton, IL. Pastor Len Meinema. Sunday services 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday School for children and adults 9 a.m.; Youth group: Every other Sunday at 7:15 p.m.; Early Teen Ministries (ETM): Sunday at 4:30 p.m.; Prayer meeting at church every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. BETHEL REFORMED CHURCH, Pastor Gary DeKoekkoek 23rd St. and 3rd Ave., Sterling. Worship, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:50 - 11:30; Nursery provided. &DOO WKH FKXUFK RIĂ&#x20AC;FH IRU LQIRUmation and other organizations: 626-1816. www.bethelreformed.com SPRING VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH, 10960 Spring Valley Rd., Fulton, Il. 815-772-3554. Pastor Ralph Beidler. Worship 9:30am. Sunday School 11:00am. Outdoor Drive In Worship 7pm Mid May - Mid September. SALVATION ARMY SALVATION ARMY, 409 Ave. F, Sterling, Lt. Cindy Marquis, Corps OfĂ&#x20AC;FHU3DVWRU 6XQGD\ 6FKRRO DP Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00a.m.; Tuesday Night Bible Study: 6:00p.m.; Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry on Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7:00p.m.; Kids Character Building Thursdays: 4:00 p.m.; Music Ministry Thursdays: 5:00 p.m.; Phone: 815-625-1622. Building handicapped accessible. Social Services - MondayFriday 9:00a.m.-Noon, and 1:00p.m.4:30p.m. Food Pantry-Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30p.m-3:30p.m. THE CHURCH OF GOD, INC. THE CHURCH OF GOD INC., La Iglesia de Dios Inc.; 119 W. Second St., Rock Falls, IL 61071 626-8419, y la Pastora Sonia Rico y congregacion te invita a sus servicios de adoracion a Dios, Martes, Miercoles, Viernes, y Sabados 7:00-9:00 p.m. Clases biblica de ninos Sabados 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Transportation disponible. 626-8419. NONDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1902 16th Ave., Sterling. Sunday Morning Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study, 7 p.m. Phone: 625-2251. AMAZING GRACE OF STERLING, 512 Second Avenue, Sterling. Rev. Loren Schlomer, pastor. Saturday evening service 6 p.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m. Midweek service Wednesday 7 p.m.

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Obama, Francis talk privately on issues VATICAN CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Face to face for the first time, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday. But their lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control. The gaps were evident in the differing accounts Obama and the Vatican gave of the meeting, with Obama stressing the two leadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; common ground on fighting inequality and poverty while Vatican officials

emphasized the importance to the church of â&#x20AC;&#x153;rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection.â&#x20AC;? That point by church officials referred to a major disagreement over a provision of Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care law. The meeting inside the grand headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church marked a symbolic high point of Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s threecountry visit to Europe. For a president whose approval ratings have slipped since winning reelection, it was also an opportunity to link himself to the hugely popular pope and his focus on fighting poverty.

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The world rushed Thursday to help Ukraine, with the International Monetary Fund pledging up to $18 billion in loans, the U.N. condemning the vote that drove Crimea into Russian hands and the U.S. Congress backing even harsher sanctions against Russia. Yet even with such intensive help to prop up the teetering economy, Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prime minister warned of painful times ahead from economic reforms that were sure to drive up energy prices. Meanwhile, Yulia Tymoshenko, one of the

countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most divisive figures, announced she would run for president â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a move sure to impact Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turbulent politics. Yulia President Tymoshenko B a r a c k O b a m a called the swell of international support a â&#x20AC;&#x153;concrete signal of how the world is united with Ukraine.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The decision to go forward with an IMF program is going to require a lot of courage,â&#x20AC;? Obama

said, speaking in Rome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will require some tough decisions.â&#x20AC;? In a passionate address to parliament in Kiev, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned that Ukraine was â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the brink of economic and financial bankruptcyâ&#x20AC;? and laid out the fixes needed to put the country back on track. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The time has come to tell the truth, to do difficult and unpopular things,â&#x20AC;? Yatsenyuk said, adding that Ukraine was short $25.8 billion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;equivalent to the entire state budget for this year.â&#x20AC;? The IMF loan, which is expected to range between

$14 billion and $18 billion, hinges on structural reforms that Ukraine has pledged to undertake. Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new government finds itself caught between the demands of international creditors and a restive population that has endured decades of economic stagnation, corruption and mismanagement. The reforms demanded by the IMF â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which include raising taxes, freezing the minimum wage and hiking energy prices â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will hit households hard and are likely to strain the interim governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tenuous hold on power.

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CHICAGO – A day after Northwestern University football players on scholarships were deemed employees of the school in a regional decision by the National Labor Relations Board, labor attorneys said the possible ramifications of the decision are endless. “The NLRB decision raises more questions than it can answer, and the unintended consequences of the decision will be significant,” said Bradford Livingston, a labor and employment attorney at Chicago law firm Seyfarth Shaw. Will the students have to pay state and federal taxes? Will they be eligible for workers’ compensation? Would teams increase the number of walkons to use them as a contingency workforce in case of a strike? Would schools give its athletes college credit for playing football? DECISION CONTINUED ON B2

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Dixon freshman Sam Bratt is the 11th of 12 children of Tim and Grace Bratt. One of the common bonds among the 12 children is a love of tennis, which was nurtured by their father. Bratt is the lone freshman on the Dixon tennis team this spring.

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A typical youth tennis player in Dixon cuts his or her teeth at the Emma Hubbs Tennis Courts, taking lessons under a warm summer sun from Hubbs, as she has done for more than half a century. Dixon freshman Sam Bratt took a different path. He learned his tennis in the House of Bratt. Tennis has always been the sport of choice for Tim and Grace Bratt, and their 12 children: Meghan, 34; Lesley, 32; Gordon, 31; Wyatt, 29; Clare, 26; Hugh, 24; twins Mary and Sadie, 22; Nora, 20; Joan, 18; Sam, 16; and Alane, 14.

School: Dixon Class: Freshman Parents: Tim and Grace Bratt FYI: Sam is 11th of 12 children, all of whom learned tennis from their father. ... Will likely earn spot in varsity tennis lineup. ... Also plays soccer for Dukes When each of the children reached fifth grade, it was a requirement they take up tennis, and they had to play at least until they graduated from eighth grade. They could start sooner than fifth grade, or drop it after eighth grade, but for a minimum of those 4 years, they had to give

the sport a fair chance. Sam wanted a piece of the action earlier, so he started when he was just 4 years old. “I’m really competitive, and I hated just watching them play,” Sam said. “I was like, ‘Fine, I want to do that.’ There were eight of us playing, so dad couldn’t do too much with me then. He’d give me a bucket of balls, and I’d have fun for a little bit.” Tim, a geologist for the Illinois Department of Transportation, learned the game growing up in Rockford, and he has passed on his tennis knowledge to each of his children. LUCKY CONTINUED ON B4

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Ben Brust and his Wisconsin teammates got oodles of open shots while they sliced and diced Baylor’s vaunted zone defense. When the Bears had the ball, 7-foot Frank Kaminsky always seemed to be right in their way. Brust, Kaminsky and their Badgers realize they dominated Baylor in a 69-52 victory Thursday night because of a coach who always puts them in the right spots. Bo Ryan has never been to college basketball’s final weekend, but the Badgers are thrilled to put him on the brink.

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the final eight for the third time in school history. Brust hit three of the six 3-pointers from the secondseeded Badgers (29-7), who jumped to a 14-point lead in the first half and never let up on the overmatched Bears (26-12). Kaminsky and his disciplined teammates shredded the Baylor zone that played so well in the first two games. Wisconsin also methodically shut down Baylor’s talented offense, while moving into its second regional final in 13 years under Ryan, who has seen just about everyAP thing except the Final Four in a Baylor center Isaiah Austin is pressured by Wisconsin’s Sam 700-win coaching career. Dekker (15) and Josh Gasser during Thursday’s Sweet 16 game in Anaheim, Calif. Wisconsin won 69-52. CUSP CONTINUED ON B3 NHL

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MESA, Ariz. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Travis Wood pitched three scoreless innings, Ryan Sweeney homered, and the Cubs beat the White Sox 4-3 Thursday. Wood gave up two hits, striking out four with one walk. Expectations might be different after coming off his first All-Star season, but Wood didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change anything about his routine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kept the same approach [during the offseason] as the year,â&#x20AC;? said Wood, who went 9-11 with a 3.11 ERA last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It kind of worked for me last year and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to change anything.â&#x20AC;? Sweeney began the day hitting .119 with two RBIs in exhibition play. He homered off Felipe Paulino to start the second inning. Paulino went four innings, allowing three runs and five hits. He will start the second game of the season for the White Sox. Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo hit back-to-back home runs, the first of the spring for both of them, off Wesley Wright in the White Sox ninth. TRAINERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ROOM White Sox: Dunn was a late scratch from the lineup as designated hitter because of an illness. Dunn later entered the game as pinch hitter and connected for his first home run of the spring in his second at-bat of the day. Cubs: After another day of performing well in a minor league

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right shoulder surgery in January 2013 and missed the entire season. He had cervical fusion surgery in August, and then became a free agent in December when the Red Sox failed to offer him a 2014 contract. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a really awesome day for myself and everyone that has seen what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone through,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My family is just ecstatic.â&#x20AC;? Olt, acquired from Texas in the Matt Garza trade on July 22, struggled with his vision last year and hit .197 with 14 homers and 40 RBIs at Triple-A Round Rock and Iowa.

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tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a matter of whether the NCAA is in trouble. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a matter of whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smart enough to limit the damage before college sports as we know it gets obliterated. The smart guys in the business and legal offices need to convince the arrogant members residing in the ivory towers that this might not be the end but you can see it from here. The latest bomb dropped Wednesday when the regional National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are university employees and have the right to unionize. Northwestern will appeal the decision to labor officials in Washington, D.C., so the regional decision might not stand. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, there are many federal, state and local issues to be

noted sports and labor attorney Jeffery Kessler. It STEVE being sued for antitrust ROSENBLOOM is in the Ed Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bannon case -#4.EWS over the use and com3ERVICE pensation for images of SPORTS football and basketball COLUMNIST players. The NCAA has (ECANBE REACHED had trouble with antiATSROSENtrust issues before. BLOOM All of this is heading TRIBUNECOM toward seismic change. There is too much momentum working against the NCAA for dealt with. Unintended it to dig in the way it consequences always always has. That doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surface. look like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working. Additionally, just Getting ahead of litigabecause Northwestern tion, however, works. football players can Letting things go to unionize doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean court or an arbitrathey ultimately will. tion board can result But this is not just in surprising decisions. about Northwestern. Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deciNo, this appears to be sion, for example. Or the most powerful blitz the original arbitration on a massive, multibildecision that created lion dollar NCAA instifree agency in baseball, tution facing several for another. significant assaults. Professional sports The NCAA is being sued leagues have finally figfor antitrust over athured it out. Any number letesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; compensation by of labor negotiations

have proven the wisdom of making partners out of players. College players want a say in such things as travel and class loads compared to practice schedules. Northwestern and the NCAA must work that out first. Back up the blather about the â&#x20AC;&#x153;studentâ&#x20AC;? in â&#x20AC;&#x153;studentathlete.â&#x20AC;? Players want medical help from the results of playing a game capable of wrecking a body. Northwestern and the NCAA should concede the fairness of that request and establish a program that covers aftereffects. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just for starters, and the NCAA needs to get started now. The money that has bloated the NCAA is working against it and will continue to do so. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually the way it goes with dictatorial regimes, and that, in turn, is usually followed by blood.

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agencies as a legal foundation to further their status as employees. For example, the IRS could make the players pay income taxes on the value of their scholarship. At Northwestern, the athletic scholarships are worth as much as $76,000 per academic year. In his decision, Ohr wrote that playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scholarships are â&#x20AC;&#x153;compensation for the athletic services they perform for the employer throughout the calendar year.â&#x20AC;? McCormick said that under the Internal Revenue Service code, scholarships are exempt from being taxed, unless they are issued as compensation for services. However, she said, the IRS does not consider athletic scholarships as income. In order to do so,

McCormick said the agency would have to change its position, or Congress would have to change the law. Eldon L. Ham, a sports attorney and adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, said many more schools are likely to follow the path to unionization. The question then would become whether athletes in right-towork states would join a union. If they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, he said, it could get very confusing if some schools go on strike and others donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What would it mean for the rest of the conference that depends on them for the schedule?â&#x20AC;? Ham said. Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations at the University

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Adreian Payne scored 41 points in Michigan Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win over Delaware. He is one of the reasons the Spartans have become a popular pick to win the national championship.

Very scary at full strength Spartans hitting on all cylinders BY JIM Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CONNELL !0"ASKETBALL7RITER

Michigan State hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed its name, but it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been said in the last couple of weeks without â&#x20AC;&#x153;finally healthyâ&#x20AC;? right before it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true. The Spartans are finally healthy, and they are playing like the team that started the season 18-1 and spent 3 weeks at the top of the AP Top 25. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do think we have taken giant steps in the last 2 1/2 weeks,â&#x20AC;? Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got our guys back. ... I thought the Big Ten tournament we did play awfully well. I thought we played well in Spokane. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are we back to the team we were then? Probably not, but are we as close as we have been all year? Definitely.â&#x20AC;? The finally healthy and fourth-seeded Spartans (28-8) meet top-seeded Virginia (30-6) tonight in the East Regional semifinals at Madison Square Garden. The winner will face the winner of the Connecticut-Iowa State game on Sunday for a berth in the Final Four. The Cavaliers havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had any health issues to speak of, and they certainly havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spent much time sulking over losses. Since Jan. 18, they are 18-1, closing the season the way the Spartans started it. They won their first outright Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title since 1981, and swept to their first ACC tournament championship in 38 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think our guys, they have been steady all year since we got into conference play,â&#x20AC;? said coach Tony Bennett, who has led the Cavaliers to three straight winning seasons for the first time since 1981-83. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in front of them, and again itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not changing anything. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just doing it probably a little bit better.â&#x20AC;? Michigan State has always been known for its toughness and rebounding ability under Izzo, who had led the Spartans to six Final Fours, including the 2000 national championship. This team, Izzoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixth to reach the round of 16 in the last 7 years, comes in averaging 76.6 points per game, about

Did you know? s4HE%AST2EGIONAL SEMIFINALANDCHAMPIONSHIPGAMESWILLBE THEFIRST.#!!TOURNAMENTGAMESPLAYEDIN -ADISON3QUARE'ARDENSINCE 10 points better than Virginia. The Cavaliers, who would set a school record with a 31st win and are making their first Sweet 16 appearance since 1995, lead the nation in defense, allowing 55.5 points per game, about 11 less than Michigan State. Izzo is ready to play either way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the years, I think one of the successes we have had as a program is we could play racehorse or smash mouth,â&#x20AC;? Izzo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been able to play both.â&#x20AC;? Joe Harris, Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-leading scorer at 11.8 points per game, picked smash mouth of the two choices to describe the Cavaliers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really get up and down a whole lot,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can, but we prefer to play halfcourt kind of a grind-it-out, smash-mouth type of game.â&#x20AC;? The Michigan State players arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t concerned about style of play. They are just glad to have everybody back and healthy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were all frustrated, we knew we were a better team, we just hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to put all the pieces together to show it,â&#x20AC;? said center Adreian Payne, who missed eight games with a right foot sprain and scored a schooltournament-record 41 points in the secondround win over Delaware. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, we finally got everybody together and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re healthy, and now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re capable of showing what we can do as a team.â&#x20AC;? Bennett is well aware of the Spartansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; success since the medical roll call ended. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know which Michigan State team weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to play and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the important thing,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How they played in the Big Ten tournament, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to say they breezed through it, but they were at times really dominant and certainly in the NCAA tournament. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who they are.â&#x20AC;?

ROUNDUP

Flyers soar past Cardinal Rockyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Randle scores 21, but Stanford sent packing in Sweet 16 "YTHE!SSOCIATED0RESS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stanford had the bigger bodies. The Cardinal just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough of them. The No. 11 seed Dayton Flyers used their pressing and fast-paced offense to blow past No. 10 Stanford on Thursday, beating the Cardinal 82-72 to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1984. Stanford fought foul trouble and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep pace with Daytonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relentless waves of players. The Flyers used a dozen in the first half alone, jumped out to a 42-32 lead by halftime, and the Cardinal couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get closer than 64-58 midway through the second half. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were relentless,â&#x20AC;? Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best way I can put it.â&#x20AC;? Stanford (23-13) had the superior post play, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough. Chasson Randle led the Cardinal with 21 points, but shot 5-for-21 from the field. Dwight Powell added 17 and Stefan Nastic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who fouled out with more than 5 minutes left â&#x20AC;&#x201C; had 15. The 6-foot-11 Nasticâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departure hurt badly. Stanford was running most of its offense through him in the second half. Florida 79, UCLA 68: Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers in Memphis and finished with 19 points as Florida advanced to its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final. The Gators (35-2) also extended the best winning streak in school history to 29 straight in reaching the South Regional final. The tour-

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Stanford guard Chasson Randle (5) walks off the court after the Cardinal lost to Dayton 82-72 in the Sweet 16 on Thursday in Memphis. Randle, a Rock Island graduate, had a game-high 21 points. namentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall top seed will play 11th-seeded Dayton on Saturday night for a trip to the Final Four. Scottie Wilbekin added 13 points for Florida. Jordan Adams led the Bruins (289) with 17 points. Arizona 70, San Diego St. 64: Aaron Gordon scored 15 points,

and the top-seeded Wildcats advanced to the West Regional final in Anaheim, Calif. Nick Johnson made four straight free throws in the final minute to help seal the win. Johnson finished with 13 points for Arizona (33-4). Xavier Thames had 25 points for San Diego State (31-5).

Bears fall behind of Badgers early CUSP

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be honored to be a part of that,â&#x20AC;? Kaminsky said. The Badgers havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been to the Final Four since retired coach Dick Bennett got them there in 2000. The Badgers advanced by countering everything the Bears do well. Wisconsin wrecked Baylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zone, negated their 3-point shooting acumen with perimeter

defense, kept the tempo at the Badgersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; preferred speed and even held a 39-33 rebounding edge on Baylor, one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top rebounding teams. Ryan put on a bit of a coaching clinic, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing new. The Wisconsin folk hero has led the Badgers to NCAA tournament berths in each of his 13 seasons, but only got this close to the Final Four in 2005. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get 40 more minutes, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m awfully proud of them,â&#x20AC;? Ryan said.

Kaminsky added another remarkable performance to his junior season with the Badgers, racking up 10 points and four blocked shots while Wisconsin took a 29-16 lead into halftime. Wisconsin held Baylor to a season-low in first-half points. Cory Jefferson scored 15 points for the sixthseeded Bears in their third Sweet 16 trip in 5 years. Isaiah Austin and Kenny Chery scored 12 points apiece for Baylor.

The Bears needed a late rally just to match their lowest-scoring performance of the season in the final seconds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wisconsin really played a great game, and we did a very poor job in making things tough,â&#x20AC;? said Baylor coach Scott Drew, who still led his team to a strong finish after its 2-8 start to Big 12 play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re extremely hard to pressure and rattle. ... Once we got behind, we had to do some things we wished we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to do.â&#x20AC;?


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NHL | BRUINS 3, BLACKHAWKS

No reason to celebrate Blackhawks taken apart by hungry Bruins BY CHRIS KUC Chicago Tribune

BOSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The visitorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dressing room at TD Garden after Thursday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game remained exactly how the Blackhawks found it when they arrived in Boston. It was a stark contrast to the last time the Hawks were in town, when the room was littered with the spoils of a raucous Stanley Cup-winning celebration, as beer cans and champagne bottles were strewn throughout. The Hawks had zero reason to celebrate after a 3-0 loss to the Bruins, as they failed to clinch a postseason berth because they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t earn a point, and they allowed Boston a small measure of revenge for the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, which the Hawks captured against them in stunning fashion in Game 6 in June. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Definitely coming back brought back some memories,â&#x20AC;? winger Patrick Sharp said in a deadsilent room after the Hawks dropped the first of a three-game trip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels like it was a long time ago. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behind

THURSDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD Softball Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result at Thomson

STOCKTON 15, W. CARROLL 3 (5) Stockton 224 43 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 15 8 2 West Carroll 100 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3 4 7 L â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Abby Maike. STOCKTON (1-0) Multiple hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Enright 2, Rowe 2. 2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Enright, Heidenreich. RBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Heidenreich 4, Kubat 3, Larson 2, Hamilton. WEST CARROLL (0-3) Maike (4 IP, 12 R, 5 ER, 7 H, 9 SO, 10 BB) and Ralston (1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 H, 1 SO, 4 BB). RBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brianna Kampmeier 2.

Boys track Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late result at Westwood Sports Complex, Sterling 1. Dixon 109, 2. Erie-Prophetstown 54, LaSalle-Peru 42, 4. Hall 7 60 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Chris Bauer (EP) 7.36; 200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reid Deets (D) 23.94; 400 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Simon Thorpe (D) 55.48; 800 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Thorpe (D) 2:09.9; 1,600 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Evan Grady (D) 4:53.69; 60 hurdles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Eric Walters (LP) 8.78; 800 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Dixon (Deets, Quinton Douglas, Matt Coffey, Kyle LeBlanc) 1:35.45; 1,600 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Dixon (Grady, Austin Trevino, Thorpe, Kylian Lally) 3:40.37; 3,200 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Dixon (Thorpe, Grady, Cody Sondgeroth, Trevino) 8:41.03; High jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Grant Ames (EP) 5-10; Pole vault â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Kyle Pannier (EP) 11-6; Long jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Douglas (D) 19-5; Triple jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Dylan Binion (EP) 40-7; Shot put â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Brett Kowalczyk (LP) 48-5

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Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) is knocked to the ice by Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski, as they chase the puck during Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Boston. The Bruins won 3-0. come up with a better and 23rd of his career. effort than Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really genStar of the game: to do so. After Patrice erate a whole lot of Tukka Rask, Bruins, 28 B e r g e r o n n e g a t e d a good scoring chances,â&#x20AC;? saves strong start with a goal Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our power Up next: Blackhawks goal off a deflection mid- play [0-for-2] didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t at Senators, 6:30 p.m. way through the open- do much getting it set today ing period, the Hawks up and helping out the TV/Radio: CSN/ didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mount much of team. Just not a very 720 AM an attack against Bru- good game altogether. us now. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy with ins goaltender Tuukka We can do a lot better what we accomplished, Rask. The netminder job creating some kind but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the past, and turned aside all 28 of of offense, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to try to do it the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shots for his using our speed, taking again.â&#x20AC;? league-leading seventh a few chances, getting to T h e y w i l l h a v e t o shutout of the season the net â&#x20AC;&#x201C; anything.â&#x20AC;?

Dukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bratt working way up ranks LUCKY

if I lost, so I thought why not go for it all,â&#x20AC;? Sam said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got him to a tiebreaker, and ended up losing.â&#x20AC;? For the past 2 summers, there On Tuesdays and Thursdays, has also been an inner-family after he got off work, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d load up tournament, as part of a family the family van with buckets of ten- reunion. It is held in Austinburg, nis balls and rackets, the rest of Ohio, where Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister Clare his brood and head to Sauk Valley works in a boarding school, and Community College. the family stays in schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dorms There, the Bratts had eight courts for a week. to use, and it was far enough away Gordon is the king of Bratts when from the highway that traffic noise it comes to tennis, as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s won both wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a distraction. family tournaments. For Sam, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sam fondly remembers his early been a humbling experience. sessions, before some of his older â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten out of the first brothers and sisters moved away, round, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to change,â&#x20AC;? when all eight courts were in use Sam said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clare beat me last year, in some fashion, and tennis balls but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too bad. She was were flying everywhere. a two-time state qualifier, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;It got pretty nuts,â&#x20AC;? Sam said, alright.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;but it was fun.â&#x20AC;? Being a high school freshman The proving ground for the Bratt has brought Bratt new experichildren was the Emma Hubbs ences, in and out of school. For Tennis Classic, held annually instance, this is his first year in a in late July. Sam noted he won public school, having been home11-and-under, 13-and-under and schooled until this past fall. 15-and-under age division titles His mom, Grace, taught kinderover the years, but has so far been garten through fifth grade, then unable to snag the prize he covets Tim Bratt took over for the junior most: the 18-and-under title. high years. It was anything but This past summer, he lost a easy. tiebreaker to Jack Nitz of Sterâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeschooling was harder ling. A few years earlier, Nitz had than this,â&#x20AC;? Sam said, referring to destroyed Bratt in a 15-and-under his current course work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eighth title match. grade, English-wise, was definitely â&#x20AC;&#x153;I already had second place even harder than the English at high CONTINUED FROM B1

school. The papers were longer. It was a half-point off for every capitalization, misspelling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was nuts.â&#x20AC;? Making new friends was not an issue. He had detasseled corn in the summer, and also played soccer, both in the youth leagues run by the Dixon Park District and for the Dukes last fall. He already knew many of his current tennis teammates, through playing in the Hubbs Classic over the years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can handle our teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s level competition, at least,â&#x20AC;? Sam said. The Dukes have had mostly indoor practices thus far, due to the lousy run of spring weather, but head coach Steve Boll likes what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen thus far from Bratt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He really, really hustles on the court,â&#x20AC;? Boll said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got some good strokes. I like how he moves on the court, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quick, and I think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to win a lot of games for us.â&#x20AC;? When asked to critique his own game, Sam noted his serve needs work, along with his backhand. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also in search of more power behind his shots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My placement is pretty good,â&#x20AC;? Sam said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be able to hit so much harder at this level, especially if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing varsity.â&#x20AC;?

SVM SCOUTS 2014 BOYS TENNIS Dixon Dukes Coach: Steve Boll (8th season) 2013 postseason: Third among 10 teams at Moline Sectional Roster James Bass Sr. John Brechon Sr. Andrew Clark Sr. Scott Heath Sr. Brandon Helfrich Sr. Fjonn Buesch Jr. Christian Hicks Jr. Samuel James Jr. Keenan Longan Jr. Ian South Jr. Justin Wilson Jr. Devin Anderson So. Devin Attig So. Michael Gale So. Chase Glenn So. Zack Healy So. Bailey McClain So. Bryce Stanley So. Sam Bratt Fr. Outlook: The Dukes lost some key players from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad, namely state qualifiers Kurt Gale and Romulo Lobo, but have some new talent waiting in the wings. Look for some sophomores to make a push for varsity time, as well as the lone freshman on the squad, Bratt.

Newman Comets Coach: Ann Propheter (10th season) 2013 postseason: Tenth among 10 teams at Moline Sectional

Sterling Golden Warriors Coach: Kyle Ruiz (1st season) 2013 postseason: Seventh among 10 teams at Moline Sectional

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Jacob Ardis Sr. Andy Eifel Sr. J.P. Neisewander Sr. Todd Nelson Sr. Brady Reuter Sr. Andrew Schmitt Sr. Drew Burger Jr. Jakob Frank Jr. Elliott Frankfother Jr. Dillon Gallentine Jr. Connor Knack Jr. Noah Leffelman Jr. Tucker Shoemaker Jr. Mengyang Zheng Jr. Chentao Zheng Jr. Caleb Ardis Fr. Zach Demko Fr. Tyree Dillard Fr. Luke Furr Fr. K.C. Knack Fr. Eli Leffelman Fr. Jake Neisewander Fr. Jacob Rhodes Fr. Kalen Smith Fr. Outlook: Jacob Ardis and J.P. Neisewander are back for their third season of varsity action, and will lead the Comets. There are also a large group of freshmen looking to make their mark with the squad.

Yu-Sen Lo Sr. Kyle Manus Sr. Chase Pipes Sr. Alex Soriano Sr. Dustin Stoudt Sr. Matthew Williams Sr. Hunter Wolfe Sr. Gage Bright Jr. Dakota Hayes Jr. Zak Khan Jr. Lane Martells Jr. Alex McCormick Jr. Jacob Reynolds Jr. Brandon Colmark So. Alex Gallardo So. Saul Juarez So. Juan Lopez So. Jonah Khuntangta So. Makinley Klingenberg So. Nick Mattox So. Jacob Mohr So. Jack Nitz So. Brandon Pillars So. Jonathan Abele Fr. Outlook: Ruiz, also the Golden Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boys swimming coach, takes over a team looking to improve as the season goes along. Nitz is likely the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top hope to qualify for state.

Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late result at Westwood Sports Complex, Sterling

LASALLE-PERU 49, HALL 37, DIXON 28 60 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Shay Scheri (LP) 8.09; 200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Brooke Keegan (H) 29.11; 400 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Maggie Bushman (D) 1:06.34; 800 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Megan Krolak (LP) 2:34.27; 1,600 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Lesly Rocha (LP) 5:34.13; 60 hurdles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Madi Quinn (H) 10.49; 800 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. LaSallePeru 1:56.26; 1,600 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. LaSallePeru 4:30.59; 3,200 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. LaSallePeru 10:49.05; High jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Jena Argubright (L-P) 5-0; Pole vault â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Quinn (H) 8-6; Long jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Lexy Duncan (D) 17-5; Triple jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Keegan (H) 33-2; Shot put â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carlee Yuvan (H) 31-0

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball NCAA Tournament EAST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Madison Square Garden New York Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games UConn (28-8) vs. Iowa State (28-7), 6:27 p.m. -ICHIGAN 3TATE   VS 6IRGINIA   8:57 p.m. Regional Championship Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game Semifinal winners SOUTH REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At FedExForum Memphis, Tenn. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Dayton 82, Stanford 72 Florida 79, UCLA 68 Regional Championship Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game Dayton vs. Florida, TBA MIDWEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Michigan (27-8) vs. Tennessee (24-12), 6:15 p.m. Kentucky (26-10) vs. Louisville (31-5), 8:45 p.m. Regional Championship Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game Semifinal winners WEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At The Honda Center Anaheim, Calif. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Wisconsin 69, Baylor 52 Arizona 70, San Diego State 64 Regional Championship Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game Wisconsin vs. Arizona, TBA FINAL FOUR At AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas National Semifinals Saturday, April 5 East champion vs. South champion Midwest champion vs. West champion National Championship Monday, April 7 Semifinal winners Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores

WISCONSIN 69, BAYLOR 52 BAYLOR (26-12) Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neale 1-6 1-2 3, Chery 2-8 7-8 12, Heslip 1-6 0-0 3, Austin 5-12 2-2 12, Jefferson 6-13 3-4 15, Gathers 1-4 0-0 2, Franklin 2-8 0-0 4, Heard 0-0 0-0 0, Lowery 0-0 0-0 0, Wainright 0-0 1-2 1, Prince 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-57 14-18 52. WISCONSIN (29-7) Brust 5-7 1-2 14, Jackson 2-4 2-2 7, Dekker 3-8 0-3 7, Gasser 0-5 4-4 4, Kaminsky 8-11 3-4 19, Hayes 5-9 0-2 10, Hill 0-1 0-0 0, Dukan 2-3 1-3 5, Koenig 1-2 0-0 3, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Bohannon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-50 11-20 69. Halftimeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Wisconsin 29-16. 3-Point Goalsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Baylor 2-15 (Chery 1-2, Heslip 1-4, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neale 0-1, Austin 0-2, Jefferson 0-3, Franklin 0-3), Wisconsin 6-16 (Brust 3-5, Jackson 1-2, Koenig 1-2, Dekker 1-4, Hill 0-1, Gasser 0-2). Fouled Outâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; None. Reboundsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Baylor 33 (Chery 8), Wisconsin 39 (Gasser 8). Assistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Baylor 10 (Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neale 4), Wisconsin 18 (Jackson 5). Total Foulsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Baylor 16, Wisconsin 16.

DAYTON 82, STANFORD 72 DAYTON (26-10) Price 0-4 2-2 2, Oliver 3-9 5-6 12, Pierre 2-6 1-2 6, Sibert 7-12 0-0 18, Kavanaugh 5-6 0-1 10, Davis 1-1 0-0 3, Smith 2-4 0-1 5, Robinson 1-3 2-4 4, Pollard 5-6 2-4 12, Gavrilovic 0-1 0-0 0, Scott 2-2 2-2 6, Sanford 0-4 4-4 4. Totals 28-58 18-26 82. STANFORD (23-13) Nastic 5-7 5-7 15, Randle 5-21 8-11 21, Brown 1-5 1-2 4, Huestis 5-11 2-2 13, Powell 6-9 5-7 17, Rimmer 0-0 0-0 0, Mal. Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Lemons 0-0 0-0 0, Mar. !LLEN   -ORGAN   6ERHOeven 0-0 0-0 0, Gage 0-4 2-2 2. Totals 22-58 23-33 72. Halftimeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dayton 42-32. 3-Point Goalsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dayton 8-23 (Sibert 4-9, Davis 1-1, Smith 1-3, Pierre 1-3, Oliver 1-4, Price 0-3), Stanford 5-21 (Randle 3-11, Brown 1-2, Huestis 1-3, Mar. Allen 0-1, Gage 0-4). Fouled Outâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nastic. Reboundsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dayton 35 (Oliver 7), Stanford 35 (Powell 9). Assistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dayton 19 (Sanford 4), Stanford 10 (Brown 4). Total Foulsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dayton 25, Stanford 23. Technicalâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Stanford Coach.

FLORIDA 79, UCLA 68 UCLA (28-9) Adams 7-15 2-3 17, Powell 3-8 2-2 8, Anderson 4-11 3-3 11, D. Wear 2-3 1-2 7, 47EAR   ,A6INE   " Alford 1-5 0-0 2, Allen 0-0 0-1 0, Parker 2-3 0-1 4. Totals 27-64 11-15 68. FLORIDA (35-2) Young 2-4 0-1 4, Wilbekin 5-13 1-1 13, Yeguete 4-5 0-0 8, Frazier II 7-13 0-0 19, Prather 3-5 6-8 12, Hill 2-4 2-2 6, FinneySmith 3-8 3-4 10, C. Walker 3-5 1-2 7, D. Walker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-58 13-18 79. Halftimeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Florida 36-30. 3-Point Goalsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; UCLA 3-18 (D. Wear 2-3, Adams 1-5, Powell 0-1, Anderson 0-1, B. Alford 0-2, ,A6INE   4 7EAR   &LORIDA   (Frazier II 5-8, Wilbekin 2-8, Finney-Smith 1-4, D. Walker 0-1). Fouled Outâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;None. Reboundsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;UCLA 30 (Anderson 9), Florida 40 (Yeguete 7). Assistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;UCLA 12 (Anderson 5), Florida 22 (Hill 10). Total Foulsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; UCLA 19, Florida 15. Technicalâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Prather. Aâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;14,991.

ARIZONA 70, SAN DIEGO STATE 64 SAN DIEGO ST. (31-5) Spencer 0-0 3-4 3, Thames 9-22 6-6 25, Shepard 4-9 3-5 11, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien 1-5 4-6 6, Davis 2-5 2-2 6, Polee II 5-9 0-0 13, Quinn 0-0 0-0 0, Shrigley 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 21-54 18-23 64. ARIZONA (33-4) York 1-6 1-2 4, McConnell 5-9 0-0 11, Gordon 7-9 0-3 15, N. Johnson 2-12 10-10 15, Tarczewski 3-3 1-2 7, Mayes 0-0 0-0 0, Hollis-Jefferson 4-8 7-8 15, Pitts 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 23-48 19-25 70. Halftimeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;San Diego St. 32-28. 3-Point Goalsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;San Diego St. 4-14 (Polee II 3-5, Thames 1-6, Shepard 0-1, Shrigley 0-2), Arizona 5-12 (McConnell 1-1, Gordon 1-1, Pitts 1-1, York 1-4, N. Johnson 1-5). Fouled Outâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Hollis-Jefferson. Reboundsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;San Diego St. 37 (Davis 14), Arizona 29 (N. Johnson 8). Assistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;San Diego St. 4 (Davis 2), Arizona 14 (York 4). Total Foulsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;San Diego St. 20, Arizona 16.

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NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 40 31 .563 Brooklyn 37 33 .529 New York 30 42 .417 Boston 23 48 .324 Philadelphia 15 57 .208 Southeast Division W L Pct y-Miami 48 22 .686 Washington 36 35 .507 Charlotte 35 37 .486 Atlanta 31 40 .437 Orlando 20 52 .278 Central Division W L Pct y-Indiana 52 20 .722 Chicago 40 31 .563 Cleveland 29 44 .397 Detroit 26 45 .366 Milwaukee 14 58 .194

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 55 16 .775 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Houston 49 22 .690 6 Memphis 43 28 .606 12 Dallas 43 30 .589 13 New Orleans 31 40 .437 24 Northwest Division W L Pct GB x-Oklahoma City 52 19 .732 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Portland 46 27 .630 7 Minnesota 35 35 .500 16½ Denver 32 40 .444 20½ Utah 23 49 .319 29½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 51 22 .699 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Golden State 44 27 .620 6 Phoenix 43 29 .597 7½ Sacramento 25 46 .352 25 L.A. Lakers 24 47 .338 26 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Portland 100, Atlanta 85 Houston 120, Philadelphia 98 Milwaukee 108, L.A. Lakers 105 L.A. Clippers 109, Dallas 103 Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Charlotte at Orlando, 6 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 8 p.m. New York at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF x-Boston 50 17 6 106 233 Montreal 42 26 7 91 195 Tampa Bay 40 24 9 89 217 Detroit 33 26 14 80 195 Toronto 36 30 8 80 216 Ottawa 29 29 14 72 205 Florida 27 39 8 62 178 Buffalo 20 45 8 48 139 Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 46 22 5 97 226 N.Y. Rangers 41 29 4 86 197 Philadelphia 38 27 7 83 206 Columbus 37 29 6 80 204 Washington 34 27 12 80 212 New Jersey 31 28 14 76 177 Carolina 32 32 9 73 184 N.Y. Islanders 28 35 10 66 204

GA 153 188 195 209 231 243 240 218 GA 183 179 204 196 218 190 205 246

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 50 16 7 107 238 164 Chicago 42 17 15 99 244 191 Colorado 46 21 6 98 224 200 Minnesota 37 26 11 85 183 188 Dallas 34 27 11 79 203 207 Nashville 32 31 11 75 183 219 Winnipeg 32 32 9 73 202 213 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA x-San Jose 47 18 9 103 227 177 x-Anaheim 47 18 7 101 231 182 Los Angeles 43 25 6 92 185 157 Phoenix 36 26 12 84 205 209 6ANCOUVER       Calgary 30 36 7 67 185 214 Edmonton 25 39 9 59 180 241 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Phoenix 3, New Jersey 2, SO Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO Boston 3, Chicago 0 Los Angeles 3, Pittsburgh 2 Montreal 5, Detroit 4 Carolina 3, Florida 0 St. Louis 5, Minnesota 1 Nashville 6, Buffalo 1 #OLORADO 6ANCOUVER /4 Winnipeg at San Jose, late Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Toronto at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. Chicago at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Calgary, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box score

BRUINS 3, BLACKHAWKS 0 Chicago 0 0 0 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;0 Boston 1 0 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3 First Periodâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1, Boston, Bergeron 24 (Bartkowski, Paille), 11:50. Second Periodâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;None. Third Periodâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2, Boston, Soderberg 14 (Kelly, Boychuk), 5:28. 3, Boston, Bergeron 25 (Marchand), 5:41. Shots on Goalâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Chicago 8-9-11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;28. Boston 10-6-7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;23.

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we take are short trips in stop-and-go traffic, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a good idea to change your oil more frequently than the maximum recommended interval. We at DriverSide advise an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles as a safe way to avoid any unnecessary mechanical issues. Your first major checkup: Your first major service should come about 15,000 miles, or 12 months, after purchasing your car. Given the young life of your car and its components, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a relatively basic procedure. Expect to have the engine oil and oil filter changed, along with the engine air filter and the in-cabin air filter. A new engine air filter will ensure optimal gas mileage and keep engine contaminants at a minimum, while a new in-cabin air filter will keep your carâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior dust and contaminant free. Wiper blades also

should be inspected at this point, especially if winter is approaching, and replaced as needed. Understanding all of the items in your 15,000mile service is important, because this process will be repeated at all major services. 30,000-mile service: In addition to the items replaced at your 15,000mile service, a new fuel filter will be needed to keep your engine running smooth. Engine coolant also will be changed at this time to ensure your carâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engine does not overheat, and power steering and transmission fluids should be flushed out and replaced. These fluids break down over time and lose their effectiveness and, for the average commuter, these fluids will have been in use for roughly 2 years. This service should be repeated every 30,000 miles to keep your car in good health.

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45,000-mile service: Your 45,000-mile service will include familiar, commonly changed maintenance items such as an oil and oil filter change, but the additional focus of the service will be on the carâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ignition system. Spark plugs are key engine components that need to be replaced after 3 years or 45,000 miles. Worn spark plugs can cause misfires and dead cylinders, which seriously harm the performance and lifespan of an engine. A new ignition management system, which runs the spark plugs, also should be fitted to ensure the entire ignition system is functioning normally. Brake fluid also should be changed after 45,000 miles or 3 years, as it

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Spring is in the air, and with it comes pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside vehicles through air conditioning and ventilation systems. Cabin air filters clean the incoming air, removing allergens, and should be replaced regularly, says Car Care Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A dirty or clogged cabin air filter can cause contaminants to become so concentrated in the cabin that passengers actually breathe in more fumes and particles when riding in the car than when walking down the street,â&#x20AC;? said Rich White, executive director of Car Care Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With allergy season quickly approaching, replacing the cabin air filter is a simple way for you and your passengers to breathe easier while driving.â&#x20AC;? A restricted cabin air filter can cause musty odors in the vehicle and impair airflow in the HVAC system, possibly causing interior heating and cooling problems. Over time, the heater and air conditioner may also become damaged by corrosion. In addition to trapping pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases, the cabin air filter prevents leaves, bugs and other debris from entering the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system. Cabin air filters should not be cleaned and reinstalled. Instead, they should be replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or per the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manual. Most filters are accessible through an access panel in the HVAC housing, which may be under the hood or in the interior of the car. An automotive service technician can help locate the cabin filter and replace it according to the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner manual. Some filters require basic hand tools to remove and install the replacement filter while others just require your hands. To learn more about cabin air filters, view the Car Care Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Car Care Minute video or view the free digital Car Care Guide. Motorists may also order a free printed copy of the popular guide for their glove box. The Car Care Council is the source of information for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be Car Care Awareâ&#x20AC;? consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Car Care Guide or for more information, visit www. carcare.org.

customer service and satisfaction. A simple phone call to the shop to inquire about their services can give you a glimpse of how they treat customers. Does the business provide a written estimate? The business should complete a written estimate and request your signature prior to starting any repairs on your car. Does the business offer a warranty? Most auto repair businesses offer a warranty on parts and labor and the warranty is usually in writing or posted in the waiting area. Does the business have a list of satisfied customers or references that it is willing to give you? Satisfied customers and recommendations from family, friends and neighbors are helpful in finding a good shop. Many auto repair

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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look now, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably about to hit another pothole. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brutal winter weather has resulted in an unprecedented number of potholes appearing on roads and highways across the country, causing considerable damage and unexpected, costly repairs for car owners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter where you drive these days, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pothole epidemic and as winter turns to spring, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only going to get worse,â&#x20AC;? said Rich White, executive director of Car Care Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole, but what they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know is if their vehicle has been damaged in the process. While tires and wheels can be visually checked, potholes can also cause considerable damage to the steering, suspension and alignment systems that you just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see.â&#x20AC;?

Motorists will spend nearly $5 billion on car repairs from damage caused by potholes, according to a recent report by WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. The U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials estimate that poor road conditions cost the average motorist about $335 a year. If you hit a pothole while driving, the Car Care Council recommends that you watch for the following warning signs and have your vehicle inspected by a professional technician without delay: Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns, bottoming out on city streets or bouncing excessively on rough roads. These are indicators that the steering and suspension may have been damaged. The steering and sus-

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

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com LOVELAND MUSEUM... Are you interested in Dixon and local history, Civil War, Blackhawk War? Are you a people person? We are looking for people like you to help host our Museum one or more days a month. The Museum is open Thurs. & Fri. 9-2, Sat. 103. Interested? Please stop at the main office at the Loveland Community House between 8-4 Mon. thru Fri. to pick up an application and learn more. 513 W. Second St. 815-284 2741 lovelandcommunity house.org.

The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home seeks volunteer story tellers. If you love public speaking and can weave a story that inspires emotion within your audience, we need you! When you host guests in our visitors center or while touring the Reagan Home the stage is yours. Enhance your job and school applications while developing skills with hands on experience you gain as a volunteer! Visit reaganhome.org or call 815-2885176 to apply.

REAL ESTATE 202 SERVICES PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference , limitation or discrimination based on race, color,religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-279275.

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AMBOY 3BR Brick Ranch, 2ba. 1800sq.ft., on slab. 32x30 attached garage. Completely remodeled. 202 E. Provost, Amboy. Call 815994-3015

DIXON Newer 2004 3BR Ranch w/basement $94,500 located at 1109 Washington Ave. Call Lori Patterson Real Estate 815-562-7617 MLS

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FRANKLIN GROVE – 2 bedrooms Apartments AVAILABLE NOW! Rent is based on 30% of adjusted gross income and includes water, sewer, and garbage collection. There are laundry facilities at the property. Upon your second month of occupancy, you will get a $100 Wal-mart gift card for free! HURRY! To receive an application, or for more information, please call 1-800686-5538. This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

Rochelle- Cozy 1 & 2 bedroom apartments AVAILABLE NOW for persons 62 years of age or older: handicapped/disabled individuals regardless of age. Rent includes all appliances and onsite laundry also includes a chair lift for person with difficulty in climbing stairs. Call today at 877-815-5557. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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ROCK FALLS FULTON FULTON – Great 2 bedroom apartments available now starting at $462 a month! Rent includes water, sewer and garbage pickup. On-site laundry, major appliances, off street parking and air conditioning. Please call 1800-686-5165 or (608)822-7368. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Equal Housing Opportunity.

HARMON 1st Month Free! 2BR, appl. incl. Pet friendly. $475/mo. 815-562-7368

1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR, $425 mo, includes util. East Rt. 30. 815-508-2345 2BR, laundry hookup. $500/mo. $500/dep. Call 815-632-9602.

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11-050472 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION PLAINTIFF, -vs-

ALICIA A. MURPHY A/K/A ALICIA MURPHY; TARGET NATIONAL BANK F/K/A RETAILERS NATIONAL BANK; DEFENDANTS 11 CH 32 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on October 19, 2011; Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL 61270, will on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, 3rd Floor Lobby, Morrison, IL 61270, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: PART OF THE SOUTH HALF (S 1/2) OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 19 NORTH (T19N), RANGE 4 EAST (R4E) OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN (4TH PM), WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF (N 1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 14; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE THEREOF, A DISTANCE OF 161.99 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 66.44 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 20 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 615.93 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 608.93 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 44 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 89.44 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF S.A. ROUTE 3 # SPRING HILL ROAD; THENCE NORTH 40 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 535.89 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, BEING AN ARC OF A CURVE, CONCAVE NORTHWESTERLY, HAVING A RADIUS OF 40,443.34 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 00 SECONDS, AND WHOSE CHORD BEARS NORTH 40 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 599.99 FEET; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 151.65 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH HALF (N 1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SECTION 14; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 275.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Commonly known as 12490 Springhill Road, Prophetstown, IL 61277 Permanent Index No.: 20-14-400-005; 20-14-300-006 Improvements: Residential Structure Units Bedrooms Garage Bathrooms Other

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The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $94,746.15. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. March 21st, 28th , April 4th 2014 09-030530 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. PLAINTIFF, -vsNORBERT A. JASINSKI A/K/A NORBERT JASINSKI; STATE OF ILLINOIS; MARLO J. JASINSKI; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 10 CH 94 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on February 20, 2013; Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL 61270, will on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, 3rd Floor Lobby, Morrison, IL 61270, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: LOT 4 IN LANDHEER SUBDIVISION, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 7, 1984 AS DOCUMENT NO. 6127-84. Commonly known as 14707 Feldman Road, Morrison, IL 61270 Permanent Index No.: 09-21-176-002 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $224,018.75. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717

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OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF, -vs-

NANCY J. DYER, ROBERT A. DYER, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, UNKNOWN OTHERS, NONUNRECORD CLAIMANTS, and KNOWN TENANTS, Defendants. CASE NO 2014 CH 20 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE THE REQUISITE Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to Unknown Others, Non Record Claimants and Unknown Tenant's Defendants in the above-entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Lee County, Illinois, against you praying for a foreclosure of a mortgage upon the following property: Lot thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14) in White Oaks Subdivision Number Two (2) being a part of Section (9) in Township Twenty-Two (22) North, Range Nine (9) East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, according to the Plat of said Subdivision recorded in the Recorder's Office of Lee County, Illinois, in Book “G” of Plats on pages 75 and 76 as Document No. 377585, all situated in the County of Lee and State of Illinois. Commonly known as: 887 White Oaks Drive Dixon, Illinois 61021 P.I.N Number: 07-02-09-476-012 And for other relief, that the action was filed on or about March 6, 2014, That Summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is still pending. The record titleholders of the real estate are Nancy J. Dyer and Robert A. Dyer. An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Mortgagor -Nancy J. Dyer and Robert A. Dyer Mortgagee - Northwest Bank of Rockford Date of Mortgage – January 9, 2004. Date of Recording – January 14, 2004. County of Recording - Winnebago. Recording Document -2004-00299 NOW THEREFORE, unless you UNKNOWN OTHERS, NONRECORD CLAIMANTS and UNKNOWN TENANTS the said Defendants, file your Answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein in the said Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Lee County, 309 S. Galena Avenue Dixon, Illinois 61021 on or before, April 30, 2014 default may be entered against you at any time after that date and a judgment may be entered in accordance with the prayer of the Complaint. Dated at Rockford, IL on the 11th day of March, 2014. Denise McCaffrey Clerk of the Circuit Court Lee County, Illinois Plaintiff's Attorney Timothy F. Horning #973 MEYER & HORNING, P.C. 3400 N. Rockton Avenue Rockford, IL 61103 815/636-9300 March 14, 21, 28, 2014 THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN PROBATE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HELEN S. FLOWERS, Deceased. No. 2014 P 18 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of Helen S. Flowers of 214 N. Walnut St., Franklin Grove, Lee County, Illinois. Letters of office were issued to William E. Flowers, 110 Fairview, Washington, IL 61571, as Independent Executor, whose attorney of record is David W. Badger, Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC, 215 E. First Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at 309 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the representative, or both, on or before the date which is six (6) months after the date of the first publication of this Claim Notice, or, if mailing or delivering of a notice from the representative is required by section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. By: William E. Flowers Independent Executor David W. Badger Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC 215 E. First Street P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 FAX

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KEVIN R. WILLIAMS A/K/A KEVIN RAY WILLIAMS; TANYA WILLIAMS A/K/A TANYA RANAE WILLIAMS A/K/A TANYA RANAE JONES; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 32 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on September 18, 2013; Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL 61270, will on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, 3rd Floor Lobby, Morrison, IL 61270, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: LOT 5 IN KNIEF'S SECOND SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 20, 1957. Commonly known as 27506 Knief Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Permanent Index No.: 17-08-402-001 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN

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The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $109,632.03. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. March 21, 28, April 4, 2014

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF DOROTHY J. NORBERG Deceased. No. 14 P 31 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of DOROTHY J. NORBERG. Letters of Office were issued to MARY JO A. SIGEL, P.O. Box 85 Tampico, Illinois 61051, and JOHN C. NORBERG, P.O. Box 872, Cherokee Village, Arkansas 72525, as Independent Co-Representatives, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with a Representative, or both, on or before September 18, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten (l0) days after it has been filed. Dated this 11th day of March, 2014. Mary Jo A. Sigel and John C. Norberg, Independent Co-Representatives Mark E. Zumdahl WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200 March 14, 21, 28, 2014

Annual Town Meeting NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN To the legal voters, residents of the Town of Coloma In the county of Whiteside and State of Illinois, that the Annual Town Meeting of said Town will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Being the second Tuesday of said month at the hour of 7:00 PM at 1200 Prophetstown Road Rock Falls IL, 61071 For the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the said town; and after 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: Township Financial Reports, Request to sell unneeded equipment, Read Resolution 2014-01 to set 2015 Annual Town Meeting, Announce the budget hearing for the Town Corporate Fund and Road & Bridge Funds will be held May 14 , 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Coloma Township Offices with final approval that same night. Dated March 26, 2014 Pamela A. Erby, Clerk

Legal Notice To Customers of Illinois-American Water Company (IAWC) IAWC hereby gives notice to the public in accordance with 83 Ill. Adm. Code Subsection 656.30 (c) that information sheets have been filed on March 20, 2014, with the Illinois Commerce Commission (Commission) to revise the Quality Infrastructure Program surcharge for customers in all service districts. If the Commission takes no action, the revised information sheets will be implemented with an effective date of April 1, 2014. A copy of IAWC's filing with the Commission may be inspected by any interested party at any business office of IAWC. Customers should be advised that the Commission may alter or amend the rates or conditions of service after hearings held pursuant to 83 Ill. Adm. Code 200 and may increase or decrease individual rates in amounts other than those requested by the company. Interested parties may obtain information with respect thereto either directly from IAWC or by addressing the Chief Clerk of the Commission, 527 E. Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL 62701. March 28 & April 4, 2014 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN To the legal voters, residents of the Town of Palmyra in the County of Lee and State of Illinois, that the Annual Town Meeting of said Town will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 being the second Tuesday of said month at the hour of 7 o'clock P.M. at 214 Palmyra Road, Dixon

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13-065457 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS

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THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. March 21, 28, April 4, 2014

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for the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the said town; and after 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: Consider the Transfer of Town Funds to the Highway Fund. Dated March 28, 2014 Kathryn A. Todd Palmyra Township Clerk

March 28, 2014

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN To the legal voters, residents of the Town of South Dixon in the County of Lee and State of Illinois, that the Annual Town Meeting of said Town will take place on TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014, being the second Tuesday of said month at the hour of 8 o'clock PM at 1558 Dutch Rd. Dixon IL. for the transaction of miscellaneous business of said town and after 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: March 24, 2014 Matthew Gusse Town Clerk March 28, 2014 ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

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Public Notice is hereby given that on March 12 A.D. 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Effervesce Vapors located at 112 S. Peoria Ave. Dixon, IL 61021. Dated this 12th day of March A.D. 2014 Cathy Myers by Gerianne Knack Deputy County Clerk March 28, April 4, 11, 2014

Please be advised that the City of Dixon Special Council Meeting (Budget Session) scheduled for Monday, March 31, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Has been moved across the street at the Public Safety Building's Community Room.

NOTICE Lucille C. Bohn Estate is offering sealed bids for 80 (76 tillable) acres of property located in Section 23 of Harmon Township of Lee County, Illinois. Bids must be submitted by April 15, 2014 by mail to Bohn Estate Attn: R. Bauer 109 Hickory Lane, Kirkland, Illinois, 60146. Bids will be opened privately and considered by Estate as to whether they wish to accept or reject bid offers. Property has been leased for the year of 2014. March 28, 29, 31, April 1, 2014

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C.N.A. Needed, part-time float. Must be available for all shifts and on call. Apply within at Tammerlane, 3601 16th Ave. Sterling No phone calls. CNAs Wanted Experience required. Must be caring, compassionate and dependable. Need excellent staff for all shifts. Please apply in person Mon-Fri. We will interview you when you apply. Green Acres Healthcare & Rehabilitation 15 W Wasson Rd. Amboy, Il. Need a caring, compassionate RN with long-term care experience. Full-time day position available, Part Time days and evenings. Stop in for an interview with Sherry or you may e-mail resume to don@ greenacreshc.com Parkway Center is seeking a part time CNA to work 3rd shift. Applications can picked up at 1801 Ave. G Sterling.

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DRIVER North Oil Co. in Dixon looking for part-time Spring help. CDL required. Apply at: 1435 Franklin Grove Road in Dixon. Farm Equipment Operator Full time position operating 4 wheel drive and tracked farm tractors and semis. Class A CDL required. Maintenance work in the off season. M & R Farms, 815288-3136. Immediate Opening. FT Seasonal Help Wanted. CDL class B min. Paid overtime. Local delivery. Apply in person or call Crop Production Services 1793 Steward Rd, Steward, IL 60553 815-396-2248.

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11-050472 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION PLAINTIFF, -vsALICIA A. MURPHY A/K/A ALICIA MURPHY; TARGET NATIONAL BANK F/K/A RETAILERS NATIONAL BANK; DEFENDANTS 11 CH 32 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on October 19, 2011; Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL 61270, will on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, 3rd Floor Lobby, Morrison, IL 61270, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows:

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City of Prophetstown is currently hiring for a full time employee in our Public Works Department. Requirements: Must have or will obtain CDL, must have knowledge of operating and maintaining equipment, good public relations, must be 18 years or older. City offers a pension plan, health insurance coverage, holiday pay and paid vacations. Applications may be mailed, e-mailed or dropped off at Prophetstown City Hall, 339 Washington St., Prophetstown IL 61277, e-mail ptowncy@the wisp.net. applications available at prophetstow nil.org.

NORBERT A. JASINSKI A/K/A NORBERT JASINSKI; STATE OF ILLINOIS; MARLO J. JASINSKI; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 10 CH 94 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on February 20, 2013; Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL 61270, will on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, 3rd Floor Lobby, Morrison, IL 61270, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 14707 Feldman Road, Morrison, IL 61270 Permanent Index No.: 09-21-176-002

Improvements: Residential Structure Units Bedrooms Garage Bathrooms Other

Accounting & Fulfillment Analyst: Responsible for day to day accounting functions of fulfillment department. Prepare monthly detailed profitability reports by inventory program. Analyze inventory valuation reports, inventory variances and paid commission reports. Bachelor's degree in Accounting and 5+ years of experience. Distribution experience, cost background a plus. Halo offers a generous insurance and time of benefits in a casual environment. View complete job descriptions/requirements and submit resume/cover letter or apply online at: www.halo.com/careers. HALO is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D)

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BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. PLAINTIFF, -vs-

Permanent Index No.: 20-14-400-005; 20-14-300-006

Experience with Quickbooks, payroll, electronic payments. Pay commensurate with experience.

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09-030530 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS

Commonly known as 12490 Springhill Road, Prophetstown, IL 61277

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The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $94,746.15. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. March 21st, 28th, April 4th 2014

The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $224,018.75. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. March 21, 28, April 4, 2014

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to announce Birthdays and graduations in Celebrations! 13-065457 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF, -vsKEVIN R. WILLIAMS A/K/A KEVIN RAY WILLIAMS; TANYA WILLIAMS A/K/A TANYA RANAE WILLIAMS A/K/A TANYA RANAE JONES; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 32 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on September 18, 2013; Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL 61270, will on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, 3rd Floor Lobby, Morrison, IL 61270, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 27506 Knief Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071 Permanent Index No.: 17-08-402-001 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $109,632.03. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. March 21, 28, April 4, 2014

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Moring Disposal is currently accepting applications for an experienced diesel mechanic. Applicants must be skilled at truck and trailer maintenance and repair. This is a full time opportunity. Starting pay will be commensurate with experience. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of a class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? CDL or the ability to obtain one within (3) months of starting employment. Our excellent company benefit package includes health, dental, vision, life and 401-K as well as safety wear, work shoes, uniforms and performance bonuses. Please apply in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 2110 McNeil Rd, Rock Falls, IL. TO OUR

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Lic. Home Daycare/ FT openings. Loving home environ., healthy meals, outdoor play. 0-3 pre-school weekly. 8 yrs. exp. 815440-6499 #442961 Little Blessings Childcare has immediate daycare openings for infant-school age. 815-285-3811 Lic# 48927502

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Friday, March 28, 2014 Past difficulties will give way to growth and achievement this year. You will discover a solution to an obstacle that has been standing in your way. The encouragement and support you receive from peers will inspire you to make the most of every opportunity. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -You will not be taken seriously if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finish what you start. Fulfill your commitments to the best of your ability. Show everyone where you stand and what your capabilities are. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Love is on the rise. The more activities you are involved in, the more opportunities will come your way. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinions or fears stand in the way of your progress. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Remain consistent today. The people who can offer you the most will be impressed by your stability. Your endurance and stamina will pay off, resulting in offers you cannot refuse. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Add a spark of excitement to your relationships by making special plans. An unexpected trip

will lead to a new adventure and greater opportunities. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Invest in your future, not someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Do a thorough check of your paperwork to make sure that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting the full value from any contracts or financial arrangements you have pending. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A poorly thought-out change will cause a major disruption in your personal life. You can avoid arguments by staying relaxed and rational. Take a deep breath before you share your feelings. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Plan to keep improving. Your best efforts will yield the most rewards. Laziness on your part will erase any chance you have to get ahead. Meet your responsibilities head-on. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Explore a creative move that will increase your freedom and help you pursue your goals. Keep tension to a minimum by walking away from an argument. Update your appearance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let a personal problem distract you from completing a

job. Your reputation may be at stake if someone questions your actions. Ensure honesty in all your dealings. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be practical in your approach to your financial future. Get in touch with an old friend who can provide you with valuable advice. Moderation will help you get ahead. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- An unexpected financial gain could be imminent. Generosity will be your downfall. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy love. A fair and practical approach will be required for progress.

Answer to Previous Puzzle 42 Columbusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; port 44 Simile center 46 Breathing organ 47 Greek god of the sea 52 Besides 53 Pre-college 54 Outback bird 55 Wind-driven spray 56 Debt securer 57 Wind up 40 Jacket title 58 Seashell feature 12 Auto safety seller? 41 Mai â&#x20AC;&#x201D; advocate 59 Shelley (rum drink) 13 Soft wool opus 42 Arroyo 60 Dead heat 18 Office 43 Follow machine 22 Evening out 45 Paris river DOWN 23 Work to do 46 Minus 1 Sky-dive 48 Hodge24 Retireeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 Where podge kitty Mongolia is 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; de guerre 49 Bug 3 Poetic time 27 Garage repellent 4 Sea inlet 50 All, in contents (var.) combos 29 Fodder 5 Most yucky 51 Renoir storage 6 Audition subject 31 Pub pint hope 32 Oxford tutor 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; mignon 33 PFC boss 8 Wanted 35 Pounded on poster word the door 9 Romanov 37 Hid away PUZZLE ENTHUSIASTS: Get more puzzles in

ACROSS 1 Marmalade alternative 4 Pine cousin 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; chance 10 GI hangout 11 Mouse target? 13 Wire thicknesses 14 Cosmonautâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lab 15 N.M. neighbor 16 Lambâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pen name 17 Sauteed 19 Cabooseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place 20 Lime cooler 21 Proofreads 23 Hex 26 Food wrap 28 Galleon cargo 29 Three before V 30 Insect eaters 34 Thumperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend 36 Mao â&#x20AC;&#x201D; -tung 38 Journal 39 Dispense 41 Portable shelter

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PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Tensions will multiply if you are oblivious to other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feelings. An agreement is possible, but you must be willing to compromise. A heavy-handed approach will make matters worse.

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