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Durbin: Fourth term not a gimme Oberweis’ wealth, recognition not lost on incumbent CHICAGO (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he’s taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate nearly two decades ago. Durbin’s rival, dairy magnate and GOP state Sen. Jim Oberweis, is considered a long shot to unseat the Senate’s secondranking Democrat. Yet Durbin has been staffing up statewide field offices, bringing on social mediasavvy campaign veterans and banking more than $6 million. U.S. Sen. Durbin says he Dick Durbin doesn’t want to underestimate Oberweis, who enters the race with personal wealth, statewide name recognition from a chain of family dairies and ice cream Dairy magnate shops and half Jim Oberweis dozen bids for public office. He’s also facing a mid-term election climate that’s historically tough on the sitting president’s party. “I’m not going to have anybody at the end of this campaign say, ‘He didn’t take it seriously,’” said Durbin, who’s seeking his fourth U.S. Senate term. But there may be more to the decision than Durbin playing it safe.

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ABOVE: Zayley Boonstra, 5, goes to the ground to gather eggs Saturday at the Morrison Kiwanis Easter egg hunt at Kiwanis Park. RIGHT: Keagan Bruins works to open her collection of eggs after the Easter egg hunt. See photos from another egg hunt in Dixon on A3.

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Trail of untapped potential Volunteers, cities see opportunities along Rock River BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5570

When taking inventory of the Sauk Valley’s assets, many trails lead back to the river. The Rock River is at the center of conversations about economic development, recreation, and overall quality of life. The full breadth of the river starts at Horicon Marsh in Dodge and Fond du Lac counties in Wisconsin. The marsh, a

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national wildlife refuge encompassing 33,000 acres, is the crown jewel along the Rock River Trail. The trail continues for 320 miles through 11 counties in Wisconsin and Illinois to its confluence with the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities. The Rock River Trail Initiative is the result of a group of volunteers’ desire to protect the historic areas along the Rock, while still maximizing the riv-

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er’s vast potential for jumpstarting economic development, recreation and tourism. Frank Schier, The Rock River Times editor and publisher, spearheaded the launch of the Rock River Trail Initiative in 2010, and it quickly gained steam with city and Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com county officials, park district People fish Sunday afternoon along the banks of the Rock River and conservation entities, and at the lower dam in Rock Falls. The lower dam is an example of politicians. the river’s untapped potential, as accessing its boat ramp can be dangerous for those unfamiliar with the area. TRAIL CONTINUED ON A2

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The group of volunteers’ first order of business was to achieve designation for the route as a multi-use state and national trail. Wisconsin coordinator Greg Farnham clearly recalls his introduction to Schier and the initiative at a legislative briefing session. “It was February 2011, and I went to the Clock Tower in Rockford, where Frank was giving a presentation,� Farnham said. “Afterward, I talked to Frank and offered my help on the Wisconsin side.� Farnham, of Hustisford, Wis., and Schier quickly developed a good working relationship, and Farnham was named Wisconsin coordinator. The ideas have kept coming ever since. A management council was set up with representatives of all 11 counties. Debbie Thompson of Dixon represents Lee County. Sterling’s Loren Swartley was named from Whiteside County.

Three major phases The council got to work on a comprehensive trail plan that would be divided into three focal points: the state and national designation of the Rock River Water Trail; the Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route for motorists; and the Rock River Trail Bike Route with on- and off-road recreational opportunities. In April 2013, the council learned it had received National Water Trails System status, opening the door to more possibilities. “The primary benefit is the increased visibility we get from the national promotional resources,� Farnham said. “We’re linked to the National Parks Services website, and the exposure through them is so much more than what we can do on our own.� Inquiries about the trail are even coming in from Europe, Farnham said. The trail council can also use the National Water Trails System logo.

Local trail milestones 4HE2OCK&ALLSSEC TIONOFTHE2OCK2IVER 4RAILWASOPENEDAND DEDICATED3EPT  ATTHE!RDUINI "OAT,AUNCHNEXTTOTHE UPPERDAMAND(ENNE PIN&EEDER#ANAL 4HE$IXONPORTION OFTHE2OCK2IVER4RAIL WASOPENEDANDDEDI CATED/CT  AT0RESIDENTS0ARK The designation also brings additional funding and technical assistance opportunities when working on new projects. In 2013, the road route was established through each state’s legislatures, and the council worked with both Departments of Transportation to develop signage to be posted on public highways. “The road route is Route 2 largely in Illinois into Rock Falls and on Route 30 across the river to Moline Road and on to the Quad Cities,� Farnham said.

Signage and safety The council has shifted into the last stage of its work, which is signage and safety. Locally, it is an even more pressing concern near the dams. There are 155 river access sites along the trail, and 55 are handicap-accessible. Three-fourths of the sites already have signage. The Arduini ramp and Martin’s Landing need some attention, Farnham said. “There is no sign visible from the water at the ramp,� Farnham said. “They also need a sign facing upstream at Martin’s Landing across from the dam telling you which way to portage.� Farnham says the lower dam at Sterling and Rock Falls is a dangerous area to access the boat ramp. Swartley says there are extended areas where portage is difficult and signage is vital.

“From Moonlight Bay and the Oppold Marina to the railroad crossing on the Sterling side – not until Martin’s Landing is there a place to get out of the river,� Swartley said. “Then you have to kayak to the other side, too, which is the most dangerous.� The lower dam is particularly worrisome to Swartley. There are buoys near the upper dam, but not the lower. It is even more difficult to navigate for those who are unfamiliar with it. There is new signage for takeout points near Como, Lyndon, Erie and along Route 2 near Moline Road, but the council is still trying to figure out how to best handle the lower dam. “The council is adamant about sufficient signage for all the dams,� Swartley said. “I just don’t know if we have a solution yet for the lower dam.� “Our number one concern is for the safety and well being of the people using the trail,� Thompson said. “In addition to safety, the signage also makes things more convenient.� Signage for the bike path isn’t ready yet, Swartley said. Some areas will be off-road routes where bikers have no traffic around them, while other areas require sharing the road with vehicles.

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The mayors and other officials in Dixon, Sterling and Rock Falls have shown an active interest in the development of the project and its connection with the Hennepin Canal, Swartley and Thompson say. “I think people realize the river’s role in economic development is huge,� Swartley said. “It’s rather unfortunate that the river

is less utilized now than it was 10 years ago.� Economics are largely to blame, Swartley says. The Oppold Marina has fewer boat slips leased than it did a decade ago, and fuel costs are a bigger concern when money is tight. Another step the council must take also involves money. In order to maintain the trail areas and continue with new project development, they must find ways to generate revenue. “We have a lot of ideas, but it comes down to paying for it,� Swartley said. “We’re working on grants, but we need some kind of revenue generation.� In Lee County, kiosks are needed at several spots, and other touristfriendly projects are high priorities. “We’d like to get the docks in at Heritage Crossing, but we need money for this project,� Thompson said. “Everything must be handicapaccessible, which can add to the expense. The kiosks will help the tourists; when we get them in Dixon, we want to keep them there.� Park districts and tourism organizations are key to keeping momentum going. In Winnebago County, a threefamily lodge made with elm bark, surrounded by wigwams and a Native American garden will be put in a park. The trail also should bring more people to the Hennepin Canal areas. Officials in Rock Falls recently combined the city’s trail and canal committees to better coordinate the projects. Marketing efforts have found a common thread with the tagline “River of the Heartland.� All 37 cities and villages along the trail will feature it prominently it their promotional efforts.

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Kids take off to gather eggs at the soccer fields at The Meadows in Dixon on Saturday during the Dixon Park District Easter egg hunt. Andrew Smith points out eggs for his 2-yearold son, Gavin, Saturday at the Dixon Park District Easter egg hunt.

gle County Sheriff Michael Harn has largely dropped out of public sight since he lost his bid for re-election in last month’s GOP primary election. Losing is tough. No one likes it. But it’s not a political death sentence. Every president since Lyndon Johnson saw defeat in an election before becoming president. Heck, Abraham Lincoln lost for the Senate twice on the way to the White House. Lee County Sheriff John Varga also went down to defeat in the March 18 primary. But at 9 o’clock the next morning, he was sitting in the audience in the County Board chambers, as he always has for the board’s monthly meeting. He was at this month’s meeting as well. It doesn’t seem as if he is ducking the public after his defeat. Every election, we interview candidates for public offices. Maybe we should ask candidates for sheriff whether they plan to work just as hard if they lose their re-election bid. Voters might as well know ahead of time.

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OBITUARIES Carolyn Faye Cochran ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carolyn Faye Cochran, 63, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Faye was born April 29, 1950, in Sterling, the daughter of Willie and Mary (Wade) Cochran. She worked as a dietary aide for many years. Faye enjoyed scratching off $3 Crossword puzzles, watching TV, and making her â&#x20AC;&#x153;famousâ&#x20AC;? pasta salad. Faye was an avid Chicago Bulls fan, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her soulmate, Julio Garcia Sr.; one daughter, Julie (Timothy) Denning of Rock Falls; one son, Cody Robnett of Rock Falls; one stepdaughter, Charity Guzman of Sterling; one stepson, Julio Garcia Jr. of New York; three sisters, Sandy (Ed Martinez) Williamson of Sterling, Pat (Richard) Williamson of Como, and Helen (Jack) Crow of Rock Falls; three brothers, Earl (Brooke) Cochran of Sterling,

Barry (Brenda) Cochran of Rock Falls, Willie (Donna) Cochran of Harmon; two half-brothers, Bill Wade of Rock Falls, and William Cochran of California; 11 grandchildren, Austin, Kayden, Emily, Alyssa, Ethan, Roland, Zenobia, Julio III, Tasha, Neysha, and Josh; two great-grandchildren, Julivette, and Cinda; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sister, grandson Gaige, and niece Jennifer Smith. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The Rev. Dalmus Meeks will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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For all that Oberweis may have going for him, he also has a history of gaffes on issues such as abortion and immigration that has turned off voters in such a blue state. Democrats could draw attention to him in an attempt to paint Republicans up and down the ticket as out of touch. That could be particularly important as Democrats seek to hold on to the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Gov. Pat Quinn faces Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner, a multimillionaire who has said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focused on turning around the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggling economy, in a race considered one of the most competitive in the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If [Democrats] can put Rauner and Oberweis in the same basket in any way, it really is to their advantage,â&#x20AC;? said Nick Kachiroubas, a visiting assistant professor at DePaul Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Public Service. Democrats also are working to hold on to four seats the party picked up in Congress in 2012, and hoping to win an additional seat in southern Illinois, where Democratic Judge Ann Callis is taking on Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis. Appearing to be in the throes of a serious chal-

lenge also can help Durbin raise money â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cash he can then use to help candidates in tough races in Illinois and nationwide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all part of the game,â&#x20AC;? Kachiroubas said. Oberweis told The Associated Press that he, too, used to think Durbin was unbeatable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be honest, I was reluctant to get in the race because of the same concern,â&#x20AC;? he said. But he said polling and his conversations with voters have shown thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the case. Oberweis now sees Durbin as vulnerable, even if the National Republican Senatorial Committee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the organization leading the GOPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempted takeover of the U.S. Senate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; does not. The NRSC has labeled Illinois and a half dozen other states â&#x20AC;&#x153;very competitive,â&#x20AC;? but not among the â&#x20AC;&#x153;vulnerableâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;toss-upâ&#x20AC;? states the group is targeting and spending money in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are fed up with career politicians,â&#x20AC;? Oberweis said, noting that Durbin has served in Congress and the state Legislature for more than three decades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think I have as good a chance as anyone.â&#x20AC;? Other Republicans seem to have had doubts. Some GOP leaders cautioned Oberweis not to get in the race, fearing he��&#x20AC;&#x2122;d drag down the ticket.

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His far lesser known opponent in the March primary came within a few points of defeating him. And U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk initially said he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t campaign with Oberweis because he preferred to maintain his working relationship with Durbin. Kirk, the top elected Republican in Illinois, has since reversed course. Durbin has scored solid victories in his last two elections with at least 60 percent of the vote, and acknowledges a need for newer campaign methods than when he ran his toughest race 18 years ago. This time he said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll focus on his record of creating Illinois jobs, including getting the federal Bureau of Prisons to reopen the shuttered Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois and securing a $70 million federal grant to create a research center for digital manufacturing in Chicago. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also stress his work on bipartisan immigration legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for immigrants who came to the country unlawfully. He said Oberweisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; record on the issue â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including a 2004 campaign commercial in which Oberweis flew over Chi-

cagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soldier Field to warn that enough â&#x20AC;&#x153;illegal aliensâ&#x20AC;? were entering the country each day to fill its seats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be fair game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hispanic voters have never had a sharper contrast,â&#x20AC;? Durbin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can go into that community and tell them they have a clear choice.â&#x20AC;? Oberweis says he has learned from his past mistakes and has changed his stance on immigration. He now supports a path to citizenship for children who were brought to the country illegally and grew up here and believes their parents should be allowed to have non-immigrant visas but not amnesty. And the entrepreneur, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s started several businesses and hired thousands of people, welcomes a debate about jobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, I want to talk about that all day long,â&#x20AC;? Oberweis said. Political analyst Thom Serafin says Durbin is wise not to take anything for granted. He noted thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s added pressure on Durbin to perform well because he is from President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home state and has such a high position in the Senate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been through this before, and he rarely yells â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unless thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fire,â&#x20AC;? Serafin said.

Evelyn L. Saathoff STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Evelyn Lorraine Saathoff, 84, of Sterling, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Evelyn was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Manlius to Ernst and Thilda (Johnson) Olson. She married George J. Saathoff Jr. on Oct. 26, 1951, in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2005. Evelyn enjoyed gardening and fishing and had a love for flowers and animals. She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include one daughter, Linda (Frank) Murphy of Sterling; two sons, Michael (Mary) Saathoff of Sterling and David (Cheryl) Saathoff of Johnsburg; one brother, John Olson of Princeton; one brother-in-law, Joe Boich of Lake Geneva, Wis.; one sister-in-law, Norma Olson of Tremont; six grandchildren, Mark

(Ashley) Murphy, Jonathan Saathoff, Rebecca (Mark) Paisar, Andrew Saathoff, Daniel Saathoff and Shelly Saathoff; and three great-grandchildren, Zoey Harrington, Liam Murphy and Stella Murphy. She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Olson and Florence Boich; two brothers, Arthur Olson and Robert Olson; one sister-in-law, Norma Olson; and one granddaughter, Karin Murphy. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Henrietta Milner officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit www. mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

James A. Schrock DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; James A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimâ&#x20AC;? Schrock, 69, of Dixon, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born May 11, 1944, in Mendota to Claire â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peteâ&#x20AC;? & Eve Ann (Payne) Schrock. Jim served in the United States Army, and formerly was employed by Eagles Grocery and Jewel Grocery in Dixon. He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Schrock and Jessica (Terry Klinder) Schrock, both of Dixon; a son, Jonathon J. Schrock of Rock Island; and a sister, Sue

(Mike) Carlin of Naperville. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon. Memorial services follow at 11:30 a.m.; the Rev. John Kalebaugh will officiate. Interment with full military rites by the Dixon Combined Veterans Ritual Teams will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Visit www.chapelhilldixon.com to send condolences.

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ROCHELLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The investigation continues into a a fiery crash on Interstate 39 in Ogle County on Friday night that involved three semitrailers and took the life of a driver from Texas, State Police said Saturday. According to a news release and to State Police Sgt. Eric Van Dyke: Around 8 p.m., a northbound semi driven by William M. Spearman, 41, of Chicago, going slower than the minimum speed limit of 45 mph, was rearended by a semi driven by Ralph W. Maness, 60, of Sanger, Texas, just south of Rochelle. Manessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; truck burst into flames, and he died at the scene.

The third semi, driven by Craig L. Zimbauer, 36, of Elk Mound, Wis., and also northbound, swerved into a ditch to avoid the accident, but stopped so close that his semi also caught fire. Neither Spearman nor Zimbauer were injured. Spearman was cited for violating the minimum speed limit, which is a $120 ticket. Northbound traffic was diverted from I-39 to state Route 251 until 9 a.m. Saturday while the onscene investigation was conducted. Further investigation into the accident is ongoing, Van Dyke said. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how fast the first two trucks were going, or what they were hauling.

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half of the initial market in cellulosics is expected to be derived from corn residue. The biofuel industry and administration officials immediately criticized the research as flawed. They said it was too simplistic in its analysis of carbon loss from soil, which can vary over a single field, and vastly overestimated how much residue farmers actually would remove, once the market gets underway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The core analysis depicts an extreme scenario that no responsible farmer or business would ever employ, because it would ruin both the land and the long-term supply of feedstock. It makes no agronomic or business sense,â&#x20AC;? said Jan Koninckx, global business director for biorefineries at DuPont. Later this year, the company is scheduled to finish a $200 million-plus facility in Nevada, Iowa, that will produce 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol using corn residue from nearby farms. An assessment paid for by DuPont said that the

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for a story published on Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we are going to show them that good wins [over evil].â&#x20AC;? Only 16 people have run more consecutive Boston Marathons than Buciak, the Sun-Times reported. His best Boston Marathon time was a highly respectable 2 hours, 30 minutes and 25 seconds, which he ran when he was 22. But last year, Buciak never crossed the finish line. He and thousands of other runners were stopped just three blocks away, as officials erected a crime-scene fence to hold them back.

He understood only later it was because of bombings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best thing I think I can do is to just run as hard and as fast as I can to honor the victims,â&#x20AC;? he told the newspaper. Today wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be Buciakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Boston Marathon after a crisis. Buciak took part in 2006 just 11 weeks after having open-heart surgery to replace a faulty heart valve with one taken from a cow. With speed in mind, he joked that he had asked doctors for a valve harvested from a much faster animal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a cheetah.

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atmosphere when the stalks, leaves and cobs that make up residue are removed and used to make biofuel, instead of left to naturally replenish the soil with carbon. The study found that regardless of how much corn residue is taken off the field, the process contrib-

The Environmental Protection Agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own analysis, which assumed about half of corn residue would be removed from fields, found that fuel made from corn residue, also known as stover, would meet the standard in the energy law. That standard requires cellulosic biofuels to release 60 percent less carbon pollution than gasoline. Cellulosic biofuels that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet that threshold could be almost impossible to make and sell. Producers wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t earn the $1 per gallon subsidy they need to make these expensive fuels and still make a profit. Refiners would shun the fuels because they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet their legal obligation to use minimum amounts of next-generation biofuels. EPA spokeswoman Liz Purchia said in a statement that the study â&#x20AC;&#x153;does not provide useful information relevant to the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from corn stover ethanol.â&#x20AC;? But an AP investigation last year found that the EPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s analysis of cornbased ethanol failed to predict the environmental consequences accurately.

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From our archives: Why not Walgreen for top GOP post? Note to readers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Telegraph on April 22 and 25, 1939.

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that two more major New Deal policies had run head on into each other. The official position enterprises, is a thorally accepted use of the of the administration ough-going Republican word. presumably is to strafe whose sound business And, so far as the counsel and patriotic nation is concerned, the Mussolini, Hitler and Japan. But Secretary Americanism are needed Republican National 7ALGREENFOR'/0 Wallace has been caught by and would be invalu- Committee would, in .ATIONAL#OMMITTEE able to the Republican our opinion, be measur- selling the dictator National Committee. He ably strengthened by the countries foodstuffs far he Illinois would com- inclusion in its member- below cost in an effort Republican to solve his huge farm mand the State Central ship of this man whose muddle. respect of Committee will meet in direct, simple, clear Paul Mallon, WashIllinoisans Springfield Saturday of thinking is so greatly ington correspondent, and the this week to nominate a needed in the counsels discovered that in one voters of member of the Republiof the nation in these instance, wheat bought the United can National Committee very critical times. by Mr. Wallaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minions States. to fill the vacancy caused The outstanding abilCharles R. had been sold for shipSo far by the death of the late Walgreen ity and character of C.R. ment to Germany at 38½ as Illinois George F. Harding. There Walgreen and his free1873-1939 politics are are a number of candidom from alliances with cents. Wheat was selling The founder dates, we understand, and leader of concerned, any of the party factions on the Chicago market to Americans at 70 cents. the Walgreen the name of and a spirited contest is certainly recommend drugstore In another instance, Charles R. in prospect for the Saturhim as an ideal choice firm was wheat bought by the Walgreen day meeting. for the important post promoted by government at 72½ The Telegraph suggests the Telegraph would also of national committeeas a possible be a particcents a bushel has been a man who has not been man, and The Telegraph member of the ularly happy heretofore mentioned respectfully suggests that shipped to Shanghai Republican (held by the [Japanese]) choice for for this position but who National the members of the state at prices ranging from 39 national is eminently qualified â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Committee. committee give careful to 40 cents. commitCharles R. Walgreen of consideration to this The plain fact is that teeman because he is Dixon and Chicago. proposal. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 25, 1939 Secretary Hull wants allied with no one of the Mr. Walgreen, head of to get rid of dictators, various factions in state the nationwide drug,EADERLESS but Secretary Wallace, politics and never has store firm which bears GOVERNMENT with his farm program been. He has never been his name and which With President Rooscollapsing, wants more a candidate for office and he founded and built certainly is not classed as evelt away on vacation, desperately to get rid of into one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the news leaked out wheat. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 22, 1939 a politician in the generimportant business

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BRIEFS FROM YESTERYEAR | THE TELEGRAPH | APRIL 1939 !SAKID HE KICKED,INCOLN SPRINGFIELD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; William W. Thornton, 86, who said that when a youngster he kicked Abraham Lincoln on the shins, died today Abraham at his home Lincoln near New 1809-1865 Berlin. A kick to the Thorntonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shins by an father once impatient boy resided near didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop Lincoln from Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning the home, and, presidency. as Thornton often recounted the incident, Thornton and his father were walking

The ceremonies at the fair grounds were attended by a group of business and professional men who inspected the new commercial television receivers which go on sale this week. Eight miles away, in the RCA building at Rockefeller Center, an audience watched and heard the &IRSTTELEVISION ceremonies. SHOWBROADCAST The television models on NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The display ranged from an advent of television, long attachment which reproheralded as the beginning duced pictures only and of a new American induswhich plugs into a radio try, was announced today set for sound, to a large by David Sarnoff, president console type combination of the Radio Corporation television and sound radio of America, in a television receiver, employing a broadcast from the RCA 12-inch kinescope tube. exhibit building at the New Price of the television York Wordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fair grounds. attachment will be about to town one day when Lincoln stopped them for a chat. Becoming impatient, Thornton kicked Lincoln on the shins and said belligerently: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother us. We are on the way to get me a pair of shoes.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 22, 1939

$175. Complete sight and sound receivers will be priced from about $300 to $600. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 20, 1939

(EIRESSTO"RITISH CROWNTURNS WINDSOR, England (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Princess Elizabeth, heiress presumptive to the crown of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest empire, came of teen age today, and was hostess at a 5 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock tea to celebrate her 13th birthday anniversary in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;grownupâ&#x20AC;? manner. In the past year, the girl, tall and a bit gangling, has discarded half-socks and hair ribbons. She wears her brown bobbed hair with a clip. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 21, 1939

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Well, Hillary Clinton has given us a lot to think about, again. If someone threw a shoe at you, would you: A) duck; B) catch it to see what size it is and whether it fits; C) laugh and say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s either a bat or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at Cirque du Soleil. Choosing C, Hillary is being hailed as: 1) quick thinking; 2) witty; 3) selfpossessed enough to be president. Absent any other exciting political figures, attention is being lavished on the former first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state on the foregone conclusion sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll run for president in 2016. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Ready for Hillary political action committee in McLean, Va., collecting money to make Hillary run and at least 12 super PACS, including Stop Hillary, raising money against her. Actually, they can use the money however they want. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ready for Hillaryâ&#x20AC;? Internet store offers T-shirts, mugs, magic markers, buttons, lapel pins, hoodies, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-sleeved shirts, hats, onesies for babies, smart phone cases, water bottles, key straps and, of course, bumper stickers. There are champagne glasses, cocktail napkins, medals, car magnets, tote bags and yard signs. Prices range from $4 to $60. There have been 200 Ready for Hillary events around the country. The PAC says it has raised $5.75 million from 55,000 donors and shipped out 300,000 bumper stickers; 700,000 have signed up to help if Hillary decides to run. HILLARY SAYS SHE still has to figure out why sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am thinking about it, but I am going to continue to think about it for a while,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hard questions are not, Do you want to be president? or Can you win? The hard questions are, Why? Why would you want to do this? and What can you offer that could make a difference?â&#x20AC;? Aha! What would she want to do as president? And what could she do? She has said nothing yet about what a Hillary Clinton presidency would mean for the country. Being first woman president would be cool but probably isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reason enough to elect her. She ran in 2008 defending the war in Iraq, a war that just about everyone except Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney

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

agrees was a bad mistake. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a general consensus that capturing Saddam Hussein was not worth thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. She believes in â&#x20AC;&#x153;empowering women,â&#x20AC;? whatever that means. If it means raising the minimum wage to $10.10, Congress keeps blocking it. If it means ensuring that women no longer make only 77 percent of what m e n do, Hillary lots of luck Rodham with ConClinton gress. And â&#x20AC;&#x153;What would she want to as long as do as men control president?â&#x20AC;? the boardasks columnist Ann rooms, the McFeatters. percentage of women CEOs will stay minuscule. She believes in Obamacare, with perhaps a few tweaks. But she would not repeal it. As secretary of state, she racked up sensational air miles, but big breakthroughs such as Middle East peace eluded her. The American deaths at Benghazi occurred on her watch. SHE HAS WRITTEN A book about her experiences at the State Department, due out this summer. Volume two of her memoirs. By yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end, she promises to decide whether sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running for president. (Betting is yes.) Then it gets tough. She must show her presidency would be different from her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two terms and from President Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two terms. What would she do about Vladimir Putin and North Korea? How would she put millions of unemployed Americans back to work? How would she get Congress to do something meaningful about climate change? How would she ensure Americans are once again the best educated in the world? How would she curtail gun violence? Suffice it to say, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a lot of explaining to do. In the meantime, prepare for more â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready for Hillaryâ&#x20AC;? bumper stickers and â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Ready for Hillaryâ&#x20AC;? yard signs. Donate as much as you wish for or against her. But your donations are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Not until she figures out why sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running.

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Aging mom might find relief from doctor Dear Abby, My 83-year-old mother has decided she wants to die. She says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s miserable, but I think sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s causing her own misery. She has medications to address her physical ailments â&#x20AC;&#x201C; none of which are critical. My siblings live in other states. Mom feels itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x153;burdenâ&#x20AC;? for them to travel to see her, and she refuses to travel. Mom is in assisted living and is now refusing to bathe, trying not to eat, and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to talk to anyone or have visitors. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obviously depressed, but refuses counseling. If she continues being uncooperative, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to go to a nursing home where they might let her starve herself to death. One sister says I should

siblings should have your mother evaluated by a geriatrician immediately. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apparent that she is depressed, but the question is whether she also has something physically wrong with her that is affecting her mental state. Then let the doctor be your guide.

dearABBY Abigail Van Burenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Jeanne Phillips) column appears during the week through Universal Press Syndicate.

it tough to get over him. Our breakup was amicable â&#x20AC;&#x201C; somewhat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we remain civil to each other. I have no desire to get back together with him. I just find it hard because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure how to survive this weird situation Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in. Is it a good idea to keep living together? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Remaining Civil in Canada

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Dear Abby, My new husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family informed him they were coming to visit us for 7 to 10 days. This was eight relatives, and I was Dear Abby, not asked whether this I dated my ex for 6 was convenient or not. force Mom to do fun years, but we broke up They were so noisy that things, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know recently. The problem Dear Remaining Civil, our neighbors finally what she wants. is, we signed a lease on It depends upon how asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When are they We used to go out to eat, our apartment that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t high your tolerance is for leaving?â&#x20AC;? but she no longer wants be up until next year. pain. If seeing your ex How can I prevent this to do that. I have tried to He still lives here, and I with others hurts to the from happening again in honor Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the heart to extent that you shed tears the future without offendIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at a loss about what kick him out. Financially, on your pillow, or obsess ing anyone? to do for her. Do you have our living together makes about who heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with and My husband said after any suggestions? sense, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather live where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going, then they had left, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Almost At Witsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; End with him than with a itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a good idea. How- handle chaos and confustranger. ever, if the situation canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sion well, do you?â&#x20AC;? Dear Almost, Abby, this living be changed, then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Need To Be Consulted I have one. You and your arrangement has made important that you fill in Georgia

Dear Needs To Be Consulted, Revisit the question your husband asked you. And when you do, tell him the answer is not only do you NOT handle chaos, confusion and eight surprise houseguests well, neither do your neighbors. Then set some boundaries for the next time they say they are coming. His first response should always be, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll check with my wife to see if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convenient.â&#x20AC;? 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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Monday, April 21 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train dominoes, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Quilting, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave, Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Situation Room, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Ave., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City

Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Hand & 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, 815-622-9230. Rummy, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. High school string quartet performance for third grade students, 2-2:30 p.m,, Merrill Elementary School, 600 Fourth Ave., Rock Falls. Exercise group, 4 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. Bingo, Dixon Elks Lodge No. 779, 4:30 p.m. doors open, 5:30 p.m. kitchen opens and 6:30 p.m. bingo begins, 1279 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815-2883557. No computers. Loaves and Fishes, 5-6 p.m., Holloway Center, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon, 815-284-7719. A free, hot meal for the needy.

Tuesday, April 22 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, 815288-9236. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo and doughnuts, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Morning Whittle, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling and 313 card game, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Line dancing, 10-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Community coffee and doughnuts, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St., 815-732-7994. Triple Play Tuesday Program, 10:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging,

100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Catered lunch, 11:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. There is a cost; registration is necessary. Organized bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Euchre, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre 101, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Wii-Yoga, 1:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-6229230. Book Discussion Group, 6:308 p.m., Dixon Public Library, 221 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, 815284-7261. Bingo, 7 p.m., Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-625-0354.

Wednesday, April 23 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. Popcorn and quilting, 8:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Wii Bowling and 313 card game, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. 500 card game, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. 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. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-5893925.. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo and Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Second Wind Entertainers, 1:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3253. Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Tuesday, April 22 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Suite 100, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Kiwanis Club of Sterling, 6:457:45 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling, 815-4994866. American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Sisters in Christ, 9 a.m., Congregational Church, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls. Golden K Kiwanis, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-6263467. Weight Watchers, 9:30 a.m., 6 p.m., Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Free blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Commodities, 10 a.m.-noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Blood pressure check, 10-11 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. Senior Information Services, 10 a.m.-noon, Mount Carroll Senior Center, 306 N. Main St., 800-541-5479. Blood pressure check, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810

S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-7323253. Facing the Challenge Cancer Support Group, 11 a.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815288-4673. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; 7:30 p.m., open, 90-92 Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Sterling Noon Lions, noon-1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Sterling Rotary Club, noon, YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling. Dixon Noon Lions, noon, KSB Hospital private dining room, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Public is welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, tradition; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Big Book, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Lee County Special Education Association Board of Control meeting, 12:30 p.m., Administration Building, 1335 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, 815-284-6651. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Safety within the Home,â&#x20AC;? 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Dixon TOPS IL617 meeting, 5 p.m., Eells meeting room, St. Luke Episcopal Church, 221 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-8321. Caregivers Support Group, 6 p.m., Whiteside County Senior

Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. TOPS 253, 6-7:30 p.m., Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Sterling, 815-622-2820. National Alliance on Mental Illness Sauk Valley, 6:30 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 325 state Route 2, Dixon, namisaukvalley@ gmail.com or 815-244-1405. School Of Love In Deliverance Substance Abuse Group, 6:30 p.m., closed, The Worship Center, 403 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, 815-284-1340. Working Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., KSB Hospice office, Commerce Towers, 215 E. First St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 606 Brown Ave., Ashton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, step, 304 Seventh Ave. W., Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners, 7 p.m., 8 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 410 Second Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 7 p.m., open, As Bill Sees It, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls, back door. Rock Falls Lodge 936 AF & AM, 7:30 p.m., 117 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Al-Anon/Alateen, 8 p.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, All Saints Lutheran

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old, and we grew up swimming together. Favorite musical groups: The Killers or Blink-182 Favorite actor: Denzel Washington Favorite movie: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saving Private Ryanâ&#x20AC;? Hobbies: Swimming, running, and playing disc golf Favorite outdoor activities: Ultimate Frisbee and Sharks v. Minnows Favorite food: My momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lasagna Biggest fear: Heights Least-favorite class: Gym class â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cardio day was useless. What makes your blood boil? When someone tells me I will not be able to achieve something. What music makes your skin crawl? Screamo. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even understand it! Hangout: At the pool with my friends. It helps me think. High school survival guide: Join a sport.

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Brenda Wilcott and Bob Wilcott prepare to film and interview Mike Cheever (right) at the Cheeversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home March 21 in Decatur, for their new business entity titled Family Biography Films. The Wilcottsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; latest business entity captures memories and preserves family histories on DVD or CD for generations to come.

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n over 25 years of filming, Bob and Brenda Wilcott of Decatur have found one type of production has proven more meaningful than the rest. As a result, they decided to establish a focused extension of their main business, Catchpenny Productions. Their latest business entity, Family Biography Films, captures memories and preserves family histories on DVD or CD for generations to come. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a byproduct of what we have been doing,â&#x20AC;? said Bob Wilcott, who takes the role behind the camera as producer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems the most powerful.â&#x20AC;? During a recent interview, Bob and Brenda Wilcott sat down with Mike Cheever, a longtime friend with whom Bob Wilcott worked at WAND-TV. Bob Wilcott took his familiar position behind the camera as Brenda Wilcott sat with Cheever prepared to ask questions. Cheever is known for creating the character Dr. Terror as host of WANDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Friday night horror movies from 1974-78. His talents and humor remained evident throughout the interview, which was filmed primarily for his children. While having a list of topics ready, Brenda Wilcott listened for moments to expand on the information Cheever shared.

Bob Wilcott prepares for an interview with Mike Cheever at Cheeversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home in Decatur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to create an atmosphere where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at ease,â&#x20AC;? said Brenda Wilcott, Family Biography Filmsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; creative director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have pages of questions we create. Sometimes we land on one of them.â&#x20AC;? They started talking about Cheeverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earliest memories before Cheeverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, Eric, was asked to join them in the conversation. Among other things, Eric Cheever wanted to have his father share his thoughts on creating Dr. Terror. Eric Cheever also pointed out his dad has been known for his singing at church, a contrast with what Dr. Terror portrayed. Mike Cheever sang the words to the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayer as Bob Wilcott captured the moment on video. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His voice is amazing,â&#x20AC;? Eric Cheever said. Afterward, Bob Wilcott

took off his headphones and sat down to add to the conversation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family members can sometimes hear things they never heard before,â&#x20AC;? Bob Wilcott said. The idea for the films was sparked in part from wanting to share the stories of the Wilcottsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; friends and family members. Family Biography Films donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to wait until someone is older in age, Brenda Wilcott said. The films can progress at various points in life when the experiences are most fresh, she said. No matter when the filming occurs, the works proves rewarding for the Wilcotts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has more impact than anything we come across,â&#x20AC;? Brenda Wilcott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We figured we should focus on what we know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good at.â&#x20AC;?

BOSTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I need to run.â&#x20AC;? The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months, the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a qualified runner; I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I ever will be. I train. I run. I could do it. But because of what happened last year, I need to run,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Tom Grilk, executive director of Boston Athletic Association said last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It might have been because they were present at the finish, or they knew somebody who was working or was affected. They might have been somebody who lives in Haverhill, Mass., and they were watching the race and it hit â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em hard. That was true for a lot of people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we received some of these communications and we thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What do we do?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The B.A.A. had already expanded this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s field to include more than 5,000 runners who were stranded on the course when the two explosions killed three and wounded 264 others. A few extra invitations were sprinkled among the firstresponders and the victims, or their families; others went to charities and the towns along the route; some who said they were personally

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ton Marathon will help me heal my mind,â&#x20AC;? she said in the essay that landed her bib No. 28115. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll push myself ... to finish the 2014 Boston Marathon in honor of those who wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever give up, who I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever forget.â&#x20AC;? The last year in Boston has been punctuated with memorial services and other tributes, as well as fundraisers that have raised more than $60 million for the victims. But for those who feel a connection to the Boston Marathon, that connection is most often felt through running. And, when they decided they had to do something, they decided they had to run. Dr. Alok Gupta, a trauma surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, about 2 miles from the finish line, thought about treating so many leg injuries caused by the ground-level bombs and concluded that running the race would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;just really poetic.â&#x20AC;?

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That’s the age of Minami Katsu, who won the Japan LPGA’s event on Sunday. She is the youngest person to win an event in the tour’s history. She finished 11-under.

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When Julie Schroeder took over as head girls basketball coach at Sterling High School, she knew she’d have some big shoes to fill. Fresh off three seasons as the late Bruce Scheidegger’s lead assistant, Schroeder took the reins when Scheidegger stepped down following the 2007 season that saw the Golden Warriors’ first run to the girls state basketball tournament in 24 years.

But Scheidegger stepped aside with the utmost confidence in his hand-picked successor to keep things rolling at Musgrove Fieldhouse. In seven seasons at the Warriors’ helm, Schroeder amassed 142 wins, a .634 winning percentage, and led Sterling to an average of 20 wins per season. But a week and a half ago, Schroeder said goodbye to the head coaching job she had Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com once left Burlington Central to Sterling coach Julie Schroeder reacts after the Golden Warriors be the understudy for. take the lead during the Class 3A Sterling Regional championship in 2013. Schroeder resigned recently after seven seasons SCHROEDER CONTINUED ON B3 as Sterling’s girls basketball coach.

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All of Tom Thibodeau’s pre-series concerns about the Wizards came to fruition Sunday night at the United Center. Nene played like an AllStar. Trevor Ariza hit big shots. Marcin Gortat did his damage inside. Andre Miller proved ageless. And the Bulls’ home-court advantage in this best-ofseven, first-round playoff series went poof. On a night their star backcourt combined to miss 18 of 25 shots, the Wizards still shot 48.6 percent and outrebounded the Bulls in a 102-93 victory. Game 2 is Tuesday night. Since the 1946-47 season, the team that has prevailed in the opener of a sevengame series has prevailed 350 of 453 times. SPELL CONTINUED ON B4

Sterling’s Lexy Staples tosses perfect game, earns win in Game 2 BY PATRICK MASON pmason@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085 ext. 5550

STERLING — Sterling softball catcher Lauren Fritz had a good feeling that her battery mate, pitcher Lexy Staples, was primed for a huge game against Rochelle, Saturday, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover game. “I was confident with all of her pitches from the start,” Fritz said. “I could tell she was on. Before the game she warmed up really well.” Fritz was right as Staples’ strong pregame bullpen session carried over into the game. She was dominant throughout and proved to be unhittable, as she tossed a perfect game in an 11-0, six-inning win

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“You have to give [Staples] credit,” Rochelle coach Adrian Smith said. “She was hitting her spots. It’s pretty cool to throw a no-hitter. I’m sure she is excited, and she should be. We couldn’t touch her.” Rochelle (2-8) put the ball in play just five times in the game – none of which left the infield. Staples worked fast and kept Rochelle’s hitters from making any solid contact with a steady mixture of well-placed pitches. She kept the ball low and spotted pitches where she wanted throughout the game and stayed ahead of hitters. Not once did Staples find herself in a three-ball count. TOUCH CONTINUED ON B4

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T. LOUIS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brent Seabrook walked quietly to his locker, turned toward the cameras and faced the music. Actually, the Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; veteran defenseman turned his back to the music. Outside the visitorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; locker room, a happy ditty played on the organ and filtered through the Scottrade Center after the St. Louis Blues rallied Saturday afternoon to beat the Hawks, 4-3, in overtime. It was odd, the contrast between the upbeat song and the downbeat Seabrook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what else to tell you,â&#x20AC;? Seabrook said as more than a dozen reporters surrounded him and asked different versions of the same question. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope [David] Backes is feeling all right. I hope heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing OK. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all I can say.â&#x20AC;? Soon after, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock offered an update on his injured captain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you think he is?â&#x20AC;? Hitchcock said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not great.â&#x20AC;? Seabrook was suspended for three games for the hit, which left Backes dazed and unable to stand up

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straight in the moments that followed. Backes, who already had a history of concussions, could miss the rest of the series. Replays left little room for argument. At the point of contact, Seabrook drilled his right shoulder directly into Backesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; head, causing the Blues forward to ricochet backward and slam his head where the glass meets the boards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the stuff that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to get out of the game,â&#x20AC;? Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dangerous hit.â&#x20AC;? This is the dark underbelly of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Players put in so much work throughout a grueling regular season to get to this point, and when they finally make it, they seemingly lose the ability to know when enough is enough.

So, we see head shots. Concussions. The threat of long-term brain trauma. Perhaps more than any major sports team in Chicago, the Hawks are a likeable team filled with likeable players. They do great work for the community, they appreciate their huge numbers of die-hard fans, and they never quit on a game or a season. But something was different about Game 2. Too often, the Hawks were unlikeable. It was disappointing when Hawks forward Bryan Bickell stuck out his leg near center ice for a knee-to-knee blow against the Bluesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Vladimir Sobotka. Bickell was penalized for kneeing, and Sobotka was lucky to be able to skate off of the ice. Bickellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a hockey play; it was a dirty play. Imagine the outcry if someone on the Blues had tried to pull the same move on Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane. Even worse was Seabrookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vicious hit against Backes late in the third period. Seabrook received a 5-minute major for charging and a game

misconduct, which opened the door for the Blues to tie the game with 6.4 seconds to go in regulation. Less than 6 minutes into overtime, the Blues scored again to grab a 2-0 series lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just trying to make a play on Backes,â&#x20AC;? Seabrook said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought the puck was there, I was on [Alexander] Steen, I was just coming down the wall and I just tried to finish my hit. â&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel bad seeing a guy like that on the ice. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been there myself, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not trying to target his head, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not trying to do anything like that.â&#x20AC;? But it happened. It was ugly. And for the first time in a long time, the Hawks resembled unlikeable bullies more than dazzling playmakers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were a pretty disciplined team all year,â&#x20AC;? Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to have emotion when you play St. Louis, and you have to be smart at the same time. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a balance thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s necessary, and be smart [about] it.â&#x20AC;? On Saturday, the Hawks were on the wrong side of that balance.

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Rockets dig the long ball Rock Falls softball shows power; Comets fall to Orion Rock Falls put on a hitting display in posting a road doubleheader sweep of Boylan on Saturday, 12-5 in the opener and 14-3 in the nightcap. Paige Reynolds homered and drove in three runs in the first game. Taylor Anderson collected three hits, while Julie Dodd had two hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs. Dodd (2-1) was also the winning pitcher, allowing two earned runs, five hits and a walk. She struck out six. In the second game, Rock Falls (9-1-1) rapped out nine of its 11 hits in a 14-run uprising in the top of the fourth. The key blows were a grand slam by Kara Nehrkorn and a three-run shot by Baylie Janssen. They both drove in four runs. Michaela Ward (8-0) got the win, allowing three runs on just three hits.

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Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Kara Nehrkorn 2& SOFTBALL GRANDSLAM Kylie Ackerman % 0 SOFTBALL 2")S Katie Provo $IXON SOCCER GOALS ASSIST able to push across one run in the top half of the first in the road loss. Haley Varga took the loss. Orion 3, Newman 2:

Newman scored a run in the top half of the first inning and added another in the sixth to take a 2-0 lead, but it was short-lived. Orion answered with a run in both the sixth and seventh to push the game to extras before scoring the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Stacia Walter led the Comets with three hits, while Sam Miller had two, including a double. Pitcher Lakyn Waldschmidt took the loss for Panthers crush Bru- Newman. Oregon splits with ins: Erie-Prophetstown J-Hawks: The Hawks pounded out 27 hits on its way to a 18-6, 13-2 split a doubleheader, home sweep of St. Bede. winning the first game In the opener, Kylie 10-4, but losing the secAckerman went 2-for-3 ond game 19-18, after with a double and four allowing four runs in the runs batted in. Clare bottom of the seventh. Kramer and Addison Kasey Lapp had a big Morse each drove in day, totaling four RBIs, three runs. Ackerman a home run and two was also the winning doubles. Ally Bartling earned the win in Game pitcher. In the second game, 1, striking out eight batSavannah Mettler went ters in seven innings. Fulton Invitational 3-for-4 with a pair of Sherrard 15, West CarRBIs, and was the winning pitcher. Emily Cox roll 0, 4 inn.: The Thunwas 2-for-2 with three der (6-12) mustered two hits in a loss. Pitcher RBIs. Ottawa Marquette 9, Bailey Durward (0-1) Amboy 1: Kelsie Thur- took her first loss of the man went 3-for-4 with a season after allowing 15 double and two singles runs (14 earned) on 19 for Amboy, while team- hits in four innings. Dixon 9, West Carroll mate Courtney Rhine 8: The Duchesses scored went 2-for-3. The Clippers were only a run in the bottom fifth

in a game that was cut short because of time constraints. Brooke Bailey drove in three runs and had a triple, while Beccah Jones earned the win. She allowed four earned runs on seven hits in four innings. West Carroll was led by Darby Rumler, who went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Thunder pitcher Abby Maike (2-7) was hit with the loss, after allowing nine runs (six earned) on six hits in five innings.

Fulton 12, West Carroll 5, 4 inn.: Jenna Jones

went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a solo home run to lead Fulton in the win. Pitcher Whitney Wynkoop went all four inning and allowed one earned run on three hits. West Carroll (6-12) led 4-1 after the first inning, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hang on. Pitcher Cassidy Rice (4-4) took the loss after allowing seven runs on seven hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Other Fulton Invitational scores: Dixon 7,

Fulton 5; Sherrard 11, Dixon 1; Sherrard 9, Fulton 0

Girls track

Warriors 7th at Rock Island: Paced by a first-

place finish from Maggie McPherson, the Sterling girls track team placed seventh at the 12-team Rock Island Invitational. Rock Island won the ABC meet with 233 points, well ahead of runner-up Palatine Fremd, which had 191. Sterling amassed 120.83 points. McPherson won top honors in the B Division 3,200-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 58.65 seconds. Second-place finishers included Denajha

Phillips in the C Division long jump (14 feet, 7 inches); Jordan Totten in the C Division discus (86-10); and Mercedes Sanchez in the A Division 3,200 (11:58.46).

Rockets 4th at Huntley Invite: Michaela Busch

won the A Division high jump by clearing 5-0 as Rock Falls placed fourth at the five-team Huntley Invitational. Huntley (317), Boylan (310), Kaneland (302), Rock Falls (185) and Mt. Assisi (74) were the competing squads. Busch, Sydney Arrickx, Ellie McKee and Molly Mammosser teamed up to place second in the B Division 800 relay (1:56.64). BV storms to title: Lindsey Hoffert won the long jump (15-0 1/2) to lead Bureau Valley to top honors in the 11-team Rollie Morris Invitational in Spring Valley. The Storm had 107.5 points, well ahead of runner-up Hall, which had 85. BVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other firsts came from the 800 relay team of Haley DeVoss, Katelin Johnson, Marissa Mungia and Tiana Kennedy (1:52.9), and the 3,200 team of Helena Osk Arnadittir, Heather Williams, Riley Francis and Regan Weidner (10:47.98). Soccer Dixon 4, IVC 0: Katie Provo had three goals and one assist, as the Duchesses blanked the Grey Ghosts at A.C. Bowers Field. Also for Dixon (9-3), Lauren Chacon had a goal and an assist, and Cristen Rozek added an assist. Carly Hartle made five saves in recording her fifth shutout this season.

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LOCAL SPORTS

BOYS ROUNDUP

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD College baseball Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Sauk Valley C.C., Dixon Game 1

CARL SANDBURG 7, SAUK VALLEY 2

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Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result at Sauk Valley C.C.

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Softball Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Sterling

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*EFFERSON    n    /REGON   X n   W â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"ARTLINGL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Morales JEFFERSON -ORALES)0 ( 2 %2 ""  + Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Moss 2, Castillo 2. 2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; -OSS %DWARDSRBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Moss 2, Castillo. OREGON "ARTLING)0 ( 2 %2 "" +  Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2HEA "AKER 7ILSON ,APP  "ICKSLER  "ARTLING  #ULLEN  2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ,APP "ARTLING 7ILSON #ULLENRBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"ARTLING ,OGAN 7ILSON #ULLEN 9OUNgren, Lapp, Rhea. Game 2

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ERIE-PROPHETSTOWN 13, ST. BEDE 2

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DIXON 9, WEST CARROLL 8, 5 INN. 7EST#ARROLL   n    $IXON   n    W â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jones. L â&#x20AC;&#x201C;-AIKE  WEST CARROLL (6-12) -AIKE  )0  (  2  %2  ""  +  Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; -AIKE  2UMLER  RBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2UMLER +AMPMEIER "ADTKE 3MITH DIXON *ONES  )0  (  2  %2  ""  +  Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3MITH3B â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"AILEYRBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; "AILEY 3MITH *ONES *ACOBSON

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Boys track Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result

Rollie Morris Invitational

at Spring Valley Team scores -ENDOTA "UREAU6ALLEY  (ENRY -IDLAND 3TREATOR &IELDCREST 3TILLMAN6ALLEY 3T"EDE  (ALL !URORA#HRISTIAN  0UTNAM#OUNTY (Winners and locals in top 3) 100 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7YATT-ARTINSON-%.  200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  -ARTINSON -%.  400 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  #HRIS ,EIGH &)%   #OLTON 0ETERSON "6  800 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  +ANE %ASTWOOD "6   2YAN 4AYLOR "6 1,600 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Tanner Chada !#  %ASTWOOD"6  3,200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  !LEX 0ETTIS ( -  110 hurdles â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  $AWSON 7HITE &)%  300 hurdles â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  7HITE &)%  4UCKER3CHOFF"6 400 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  -ENDOTA  800 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  -ENDOTA   "UREAU 6ALLEY -ICHAEL %ASTWOOD 3CHOFF 4REY $ALE 7ILL+ONNECK 1,600 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. "UREAU 6ALLEY 3CHOFF 4AYLOR 0ETERSON +%ASTWOOD  3,200 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  "UREAU 6ALLEY 4YLOR !NDREW 3MITH 0ETERSON +%ASTWOOD  High jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2YAN2EEDER-%.  Pole vault â&#x20AC;&#x201C;:ACHARY-ULDOON-%.   Long jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  +AMERON ,INDSEY 36   Triple jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  ,INDSEY 36   Shot put â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Michael Slingsby 3"     *USTIN "UCKMAN "6   Discus â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  *ONAH 7ALKER !#   "UCKMAN"6  

38th annual Rochelle Relays

at Rochelle Team scores $IXON 2OCHELLE (ARLEM  0RINCETON /REGON 2OCKFORD "OYLAN Discus â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  (ARLEM    2OCHELLE   /REGON  Pole vault â&#x20AC;&#x201C;/REGON  2OCHELLE   0RINCETON  High jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$IXON  0RINCETON   Long jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$IXON  2OCHELLE   Triple jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$IXON  2OCHELLE   (ARLEM  Shot put â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  (ARLEM     Rochelle 120-4 6,400 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  *EFFERSON   $IXON "OYLAN 3,200 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$IXON *EFFERSON /REGON 400 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  $IXON   (ARLEM  *EFFERSON 440 shuttle hurdle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Princeton   2OCHELLE   "OYLAN  Distance medley â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$IXON  /REGON (ARLEM 800 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;(ARLEM *EFFERSON 0RINCETON 1600 medley â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$IXON (ARLEM 2OCHELLE 3200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;#ASTILLO*  2ODRIGUEZ*  0RINCETON 1,600 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$IXON *EFFERSON 2OCHELLE Freeport Invite ABC Meet Team standings  (ONONEGAH   3TERLING   &REEPORT   !UBURN   2OCK &ALLS   "ELVIDERE   "ELOIT -EMORIAL 2OCKFORD%AST  'UILFORD   2OCKFORD ,UTHERAN  11. Dakota 10. Long jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ! *UWANE 0ARCHMAN !UBURN   "!SAPHYON3LEDGE !UBURN   # *ACOB %CCLES (ONONEGAH    Discus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ! "EN 2OSPLOCK (ONENEGAH   " *OHN 4ERRY(ONONEGAH   #4ANNER:IMMERMAN(ONONEGAH  High jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ! 2YAN 0OLFLIET (ONONEGAH   " 7INSTON 0ROVOST (ONONEGAH   # "RANDON "OYER 2OCK &ALLS   Pole vault â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!#ORY4UCKER!UBURN   " 2YAN 7ALTON &REEPORT   # "OBBY 4RIBBLE3TERLING   Triple jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A. *ACOB +IRCHOFF 3TERLING   " 4IJAN 0RUITT &REEPORT   # "OYER 2OCK &ALLS  Shot â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!*OSH+NIE3TERLING   "2OSPLOCK(ONONEGAH    # :IMMERMAN (ONONEGAH   3,200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!"RAYDEN(AMBLEN2OCK &ALLS  " 3ETH 7ILLIAMS 2OCK &ALLS  # +YLE %DWARDS (ONONEGAH  200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!!USTIN(ARTER(ONONEGAH  "+IENAN.ORDLIE (ONONEGAH  # 6ANCE -C3HANE &REEPORT 3,200 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;(ONONEGAH   RELAY n ! !UBURN  " 3TERLING  110 hurdles â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!!ARON,OVELAND(ONONEGAH  " 9ASH -USABJI "ELVIDERE  # -ICHALE"UTERA(ONONEGAH 100 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;!#HRISTIAN,OPEZ "3AVAN4HOMPSON !UBURN  # $E-ONTE 2EED 'UILFORD  800 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ! #AMERON 3MITH'UILFORD  "3AM#OLLINS (ONONEGAH  # .ATHAN (UMY (ONONEGAH  800 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. !UBURN  400 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ! -ICHAEL (ILL (ONONEGAH  ""RENNAN"LECKER (ONONEGAH  # 0ATRIQ *ONES (ONONEGAH  300 hurdles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A. !LEC$ODD(ONONEGAH  ",OVELAND(ONONEGAH  #"UTERA(ONONEGAH  1,600 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  (ONONEGAH

Girls track Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result

Rollie Morris Invitational

at Spring Valley Team scores "UREAU6ALLEY (ALL &IELDCREST (ENRY -IDLAND -ENDOTA  0RINCETON 0UTNAM#OUNTY  !URORA #HRISTIAN   3T "EDE  3TREATOR 3TILLMAN6ALLEY (Winners and locals in top 3) 100 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  !MANDA +ERETA ( -  200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  .ATASHA "ROWN !#   ,INDSEY (OFFERT "6 400 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. +ERETA ( -   (OFFERT "6  800 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  :OE -EAD 02) 1,600 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;-ARIA"ALDWIN&)%  2EGAN7EIDNER"6  3,200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"ALDWIN&)% 100 hurdles â&#x20AC;&#x201C;-ADI1UINN(!,,   ,AUREN 0ETERSON "6  300 hurdles â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  0AIGE 'RIFFITH 0#  400 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  (ENRY -IDLAND  "UREAU6ALLEY800 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. "UREAU 6ALLEY (ALEY $E6OSS +ATELIN *OHNSON -ARISSA-UNGIA 4IANA+ENNEDY 1,600 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;(ENRY -IDLAND   "UREAU 6ALLEY (ELENA !RNADOTTIR +ENNEDY -UNGIA 7EIDNER 3,200 relay â&#x20AC;&#x201C;"UREAU6ALLEY !RNADOTTIR (EATHER7ILLIAMS 2ILEY&RANCIS 7EIDNER  High jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. 4ESSA(OLLAND&)%  Pole vault â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. 1UINN (!,,    4AYLIN 2ITTER "6   Long jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  (OFFERT "6   Triple jump â&#x20AC;&#x201C;(OLLAND&)%   Shot put â&#x20AC;&#x201C;%LIZABETH7ILLIS-ENDOTA  Discus â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7ILLIS-%.   3YDNEY,EBAHN"6  

Eastwood stars at Hall BV runner helps Storm to second; Warriors fare well "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

Kane Eastwood won the 800-meter run and anchored relays to two more wins to lead Bureau Valley to second place in the 10-team Rollie Morris Invitational on Saturday in Spring Valley. Mendota won the meet with 135 points, while the Storm were second with 106. Eastwood was clocked at 2 minutes, 4.84 seconds to win the 800. He teamed with Tucker Schoff, Ryan Taylor and Colton Peterson to win the 1,600 relay (3:33.76), and Taylor, Andrew Smith and Peterson to win the 3,200 relay (8:47.11).

Warriors 2nd at Freeport: Sterling had a trio of

first-place finishers, as it took second place at the Freeport Pretzel Invitational. It was an ABC meet. Hononegah won the meet with 483 points, comfortably ahead of Sterling, which had 340. Rounding out the top five were Freeport (229), Auburn (198) and Rock Falls (170). Winning events for Sterling were Josh Knie in the A Division shot put (46 feet, 5 1/4 inches), Jacob Kirchoff in the A Division triple jump (41-0), and Bobby Tribble in the C Division pole vault (9-6). Leading the way for Rock Falls was Brandon Boyer, who took the C Division high jump (5-9) and C Division triple jump (39-1). Distance aces Brayden Hamblen and Seth Williams won the A and B 3,200 with times of 10:07.98 and 10:23.08, respectively. The Rockets also won the B Division 400 relay (52.73).

Dixon wins Rochelle R e l a y s : The Dukes

scored 122 points to win the seven-team invitational. Rochelle (100) and Harlem (96) rounded out the top three teams, with area team Oregon (69) taking fifth. Dixon won the high jump relay, as Kyle LeBlanc cleared a height of 6 feet, 3 inches, while teammate LaRon Carr

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Kane Eastwood "6 TRACK WINS Owen McConnell % 0 BASEBALL (2S took second in 5-9. The Dukes also had wins in the 3,200 relay, 400 relay, 1,600 medley, 1,600 relay and the distance medley. Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ashton Rutherford (13-0) cleared the second-highest pole vault height. Oregon took second in the distance medley behind Dixon.

Baseball

Freeport 11, Sterling 7:

Huycke knocked in three more runs for the Rockets (7-6). Quentin Matznick allowed one unearned run and two hits in three innings to get the win. Richmond-Burton 11, Oregon 1, 6 inn.: Josh

Cook had the lone RBI for the Hawks in a loss to the Rockets in Richmond. Joey Rowe took the loss, allowing six earned runs, seven hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Erie-Prophetstown splits at home: Owen McCo-

nnell homered in both games as the Panthers split a twinbill against St. Bede in Prophetstown. St. Bede won Game 1 5-3, while the Panthers won Game 2 9-6. McConnell finished with five RBIs, including three in the second-game win. Ken Cole drove in two runs in that game.

Brandon Dennis took the loss for the Golden Warriors (3-8) after allowing seven runs (six earned) on 13 hits in five innings. Turner Morse went 2-for3 for Sterling, including a triple and an RBI, while Ottawa Marquette 14, teammate Rafael Sosa Amboy 2, 5 inn.: Skyelar went 2-for-4 with a douZimmerly went 2-for-2 to ble and an RBI. lead the Clippers in a loss Comets sweep Orion: at Marquette. Newman earned two victories in a doubleheader College baseball sweep of visiting Orion, Skyhawks split double18-8 and 10-4. The runrule was in effect for the header: Sauk Valley fell Comets in the first game, in the first game of douand they held on to win bleheader to Carl Sandthe second after enjoying burg 7-2, but bounced a 10-0 cushion after the back to win the second game 8-6. first three innings. Sandburg broke the first Trevor Bolin had two strong games, racking up game open in the top eight hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; four in each of the seventh with four â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while teammate Shane runs off reliever Bryson Allen had four RBIs in Gudas. Sauk Valley startGame 1 for Newman and er Mario Pacheco took the loss, allowing three an RBI in Game 2. Alex Buhler was the runs on five hits, while winner on the mound striking out 10 and walkin the first game. He ing three. Andy Schaver and Chad allowed eight runs (three earned) in five innings Lopez drove in runs in of work, while Brandon the Game 1. Burke picked up the win In Game 2, Schaver hit a home run, and Lopez in relief in the nightcap. Rock Falls crushes tripled and drove in three Cards: The Rockets ven- runs. Elvis Castillo pitched tured out of conference six innings to pick up the play and picked up 10-0 win for the Skyhawks, and 10-1 victories against while Cody Dietz came in for the save. Forreston-Polo. Jacob Mammosser Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis drove in four runs, while Waubonsee 8, Sauk ValDustin Huycke and Dallas Jones both added ley 1: Gavin Jensen and two in the opener. James Tanner Dir won at No. 1 McFadden (2-1) tossed doubles to account for a three-hitter with six the Skyhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lone point in a home loss to Waustrikeouts. In the second game, bonsee.

Schroeder will stay near program SCHROEDER

CONTINUED FROM B1

And like her mentor, Scheidegger, she resigned to make way for someone new. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really just came down to the fact that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been coaching for 20 years, and thought maybe it was time to take a break,â&#x20AC;? Schroeder said Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It also gives somebody else a chance to help the program go further along than it is now.â&#x20AC;? There is no one waiting in the wings, but Schroeder is confident that Sterling athletic director Greg King and the powers that be at the school will find a capable replacement. And since sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keeping her job as a physical education teacher, and will continue to be around the kids in the girls basketball program, she has little doubt that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stay involved somehow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably get back into coaching, just maybe in a different role,â&#x20AC;? Schroeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to still be involved in whatever I can, and be around Sterling athletics as much as I can.â&#x20AC;? King, who was in the same boat a few years back when he resigned as head football coach after nine seasons, knows what Schroeder is going through, but he

said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still sorry to see her go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be hard losing her; when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking Xs and Os, Julie can do it with the best of them,â&#x20AC;? King said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the better coaches out there, but if she wants something else at this point in her life, I understand completely.â&#x20AC;? King is in a unique position, in that he dealt with Schroeder not only as a fellow Sterling coach and as AD, but also as a parent. His daughter, Ashli, played three seasons on varsity for Schroeder before graduating in 2012. Now a sophomore softball player at Heartland Community College in Normal, Ashli learned a lot from Schroeder at the high school level that has helped her out in college, according to her father. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a parent, the big thing is that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got an idea of what you want your son or daughter to do and learn through athletics,â&#x20AC;? Greg King said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, it was for Ashli to become a hard-nosed, tough player â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Julie brought that out in her. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad Ashli played for Julie, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helped her in college, especially.â&#x20AC;? Watching players come into their own like that is what Schroeder will find hard to replace on an emotional level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll miss most the relationships with the kids,

watching them work hard and turn it into a success on and off the court,â&#x20AC;? Schroeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was fun to watch them do that, and fun to be a part of that process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be really hard to just watch them as a fan, at least for the first few games. It will take some getting used to.â&#x20AC;? Schroeder led Sterling to the final NCIC Reagan championship in 200910, then the inaugural Northern Illinois Big 12 West title the following season in 2010-11. She added another NIB-12 West co-championship in 2012-13, and won regional plaques in 2012 and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;13. And following up Scheidegger, a three-time SVM coach of the year, Schroeder earned two of those awards in 2011 and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;13. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came into a really good situation, and the whole goal as a coach was trying to sustain where we were when I got here,â&#x20AC;? Schroeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like we did a pretty good job with that, with a few conference titles and a couple of regionals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy for a program to fall when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been so high, but through the hard wok of the kids, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to sustain it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud to leave the program the way I found it, and the players Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve coached are the biggest reason for that. They should be just as proud.â&#x20AC;?


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Monday, April 21, 2014

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD

MLB ROUNDUP

MLB

NATIONALS 3, CARDINALS 2 St. Louis

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct New York 11 8 .579 Toronto 10 9 .526 Boston 9 10 .474 Tampa Bay 9 10 .474 Baltimore 8 9 .471 Central Division W L Pct Detroit 9 6 .600 Kansas City 9 8 .529 Minnesota 9 9 .500 Chicago 9 10 .474 Cleveland 8 10 .444 West Division W L Pct Oakland 13 5 .722 Texas 11 8 .579 Los Angeles 8 10 .444 Seattle 7 11 .389 Houston 5 14 .263

GB — 1 2 2 2 GB — 1 1½ 2 2½ GB — 2½ 5 6 8½

Saturday’s results Toronto 5, Cleveland 0 Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 2 Boston 4, Baltimore 2 Kansas City 5, Minnesota 4 Oakland 4, Houston 3 Tampa Bay 16, N.Y. Yankees 1 Miami 7, Seattle 0 Texas 6, Chicago White Sox 3

AP

White Sox starting pitcher Erik Johnson lands on top of the Rangers’ Leonys Martin after tagging him out at home plate during Sunday’s game in Arlington, Texas. The White Sox won 16-2.

Slump busted White Sox post 16 to stop slide; Cubs keep struggling By the Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas – Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had tworun homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Rangers, who had won five in a row. The White Sox went ahead to stay with three unearned runs off Robbie Ross (1-1) in the fifth, including Abreu’s fifth homer of the season for a 5-2 lead. Johnson (1-1) allowed two runs and only a single over his five innings, but the right-hander walked the leadoff batter the first four innings and threw only 44 of his 87 pitches for strikes. Marcus Semien had four hits, including a bases-loaded triple,

Up next s7HITE3OX$ANKS  AT Tigers (Sanchez 0-1), 6 p.m. today (670 AM, 1240 AM) s#ARDINALS,YONS  AT Mets (Meija 2-0), 6 p.m. today (FSN/95.7 FM) s$IAMONDBACKS!RROYO  AT Cubs (Wood 0-2), 7 p.m. today (CSN/720 AM) while Abreu added two doubles to his homer. The White Sox had 18 hits and a season high in runs after scoring a combined 12 runs their previous six games. Reds 8, Cubs 2: Homer Bailey pitched six scoreless innings for his first win of the season and Jay Bruce homered and doubled, as Cincinnati won for the 17th time in its last 19 games at Wrigley Field.

Zack Cozart hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati, which took two of three this weekend from the Cubs. Bailey (1-1) struck out eight while allowing six hits and three walks. The Cubs have lost six of their last seven. Carlos Villanueva (1-4) was tagged for five runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. Nationals 3, Cardinals 2: Denard Span hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and Washington, with Bryce Harper back in the lineup, rallied past St. Louis at home. Harper started in left field and went 1 for 4 with his first stolen base of the season. The two-time All-Star was pulled from the game a day earlier for what manager Matt Williams called a “lack of hustle.” Rafael Soriano (1-0) pitched one inning for the win.

Warriors rally past Hononegah How will this performance play a role in future starts? “This will help me the rest of the season,” Staples said. “Just knowing that I’ve showed my best I know I need to continue to show it.”

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“She did great getting ahead in the count,” Sterling coach Becki Edmondson said. “We’ve talked to her all year long about that, and she was great at hitting her spots and was able to move the ball around.” While Staples (10-3) was dominant on the mound, the Golden Warriors (103) unleashed an 11-hit attack and gave their pitcher a cushion of runs to work with. The offense pushed across the eventual game-winning run in the bottom of the first inning and added five runs in both the third and sixth innings. The key was to be aggressive at the plate and get to Hubs’ pitcher Tracy Ellis before she got ahead in the count. Ellis throws hard and if she was working with a two-strike count, she would slow things down and toss a snail-paced changeup that fooled Sterling’s hitters early. “We have a tendency to sit back on that first pitch,” Edmondson said, “and we knew going in

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Sterling’s Cheyenne Harrington gets a hit during Saturday’s 11-0 win over Rochelle. that [Ellis] would go to her change. “We talked about being aggressive on that first pitch so we’re not sitting back waiting for that changeup, and we did a nice job adjusting to that.” The results were evident as every starter had a hit. Nadia Trujillo went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI while Fritz added two RBIs in addition to calling the perfect game behind the plate.

Alexey Wolfe had a triple, and Emily McDonald smacked a walk-off two-run home run over the left field fence in the bottom of the sixth to cap the run-rule win. With the strong offense, Staples felt comfortable in the circle until she realized what she was doing. “I was getting nervous toward the end because I was trying to go for the perfect game,” Staples said.

Sterling 5, Hononegah 4, 8 inn. Sterling was down, 4-0, after three innings, but clawed back and scored runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh to push the game to extras. Staples earned the win after coming on in the third inning in relief of starter Cheyenne Harrington, who went 2 1/3 innings. Staples scattered six hits in 5 2/3 innings and allowed no runs, a walk and struck out one. Alexey Wolfe breathed life into the Golden Warriors when she singled home the tying run in the seventh to tie the score at 4-4. In the eighth, Darien Bardoner drew a walk, stole second and scored when the throw from Hononegah’s catcher ended up in center field. “It was good to see some clutch hitting,” Edmondson said.

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That’s 77.3 percent, which seems only slightly higher than the Wizards’ shooting percentage. Those troubling defensive signs down the stretch of the regular season didn’t disappear come playoff time. “Our defense wasn’t very good,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “You have to adjust to how the game is being called. We can’t allow it to take away from our aggressiveness. We have to play hard

without fouling. We have to be disciplined.” The Bulls blew a 13-point, early-thirdquarter lead and then went cold at an inopportune time, scoring just six points in the final 5 minutes, 56 seconds. The Wizards won the fourth quarter 30-18. The Bulls’ offense doesn’t score much, but it does typically feature good ball and player movement and high assist totals. Add their meager 13 assists to the list of troubling signs, then, especially since the Bulls were 0-11 when

posting 13 or fewer during the regular season. “Our movement wasn’t as good as it normally is,” Thibodeau said. “We have to make quick decisions. We have to move without the ball, screen better, pass on target. I thought we had some drives where we have to finish stronger. We have to go through them. Flipping the ball up, that’s not going to get it done in the playoffs. You’ve got to take it strong.” Tied at 88-88 late, Gortat and Nene sandwiched baskets around a miss by Taj Gibson. Joakim

Noah tipped home a D.J. Augustin miss. But Gortat sank two free throws, Nene blocked a Kirk Hinrich jumper and Gortat put back a miss by John Wall for a 96-90 lead and ballgame. Nene announced his return to starting with a rim-rattling dunk on the opening possession and finished with 24 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 11 seconds left. Gortat added 15 points and 13 rebounds. All five Wizards starters reached double figures, with Wall contributing six rebounds and six assists.

Sunday’s results Cleveland 6, Toronto 4 Detroit 2, L.A. Angels 1 Miami 3, Seattle 2 N.Y. Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 1, 12 innings Minnesota 8, Kansas City 3 Chicago White Sox 16, Texas 2 Oakland 4, Houston 1 Boston 6, Baltimore 5 Today’s games Baltimore (W.Chen 2-1) at Boston (Buchholz 0-1), 10:05 a.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Cleveland (McAllister 2-0), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 2-0) at Washington (Roark 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 1-0) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-1), 6:08 p.m. Texas (Darvish 1-0) at Oakland (Straily 1-1), 9:05 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 1-1) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-0), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s box score

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Saturday’s results St. Louis 4, Washington 3 Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 7 Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5 Miami 7, Seattle 0 L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 6 Colorado 3, Philadelphia 1 San Diego 3, San Francisco 1 Sunday’s results N.Y. Mets 4, Atlanta 3, 14 innings Miami 3, Seattle 2 Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 2, 14 innings Washington 3, St. Louis 2 Cincinnati 8, Chicago Cubs 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 1 Philadelphia 10, Colorado 9 San Francisco 4, San Diego 3 Today’s games Cincinnati (Leake 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-3), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 2-0) at Washington (Roark 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Miami (Koehler 2-1) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-1), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lyons 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Mejia 2-0), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (Arroyo 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 0-2), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 2-1) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 2-0), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-0) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 0-3), 7:40 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Maholm 0-1), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s box scores

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Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi MCrpnt 3b 4 0 0 0 Span cf 5 0 1 1 Jay rf 4 0 1 0 Harper lf 4 0 1 0 Craig lf 4 0 1 0 Werth rf 3 0 0 0 MAdms 1b 4 1 2 0 LaRoch 1b 4 1 1 0 YMolin c 4 0 1 0 Rendon 3b 4 1 1 0 JhPerlt ss 4 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 5 0 1 1 M.Ellis 2b 3 0 1 0 Espinos 2b 4 1 3 1 CMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 Loaton c 5 0 3 0 Siegrist p 0 0 0 0 Strasrg p 1 0 0 0 Neshek p 0 0 0 0 Walters ph 1 0 0 0 Roinsn ph 1 0 0 0 Stmmn p 0 0 0 0 Maness p 0 0 0 0 Frndsn ph 1 0 0 0 Bourjos cf 2 1 0 0 Blevins p 0 0 0 0 SMiller p 2 0 1 1 RSorin p 0 0 0 0 Choate p 0 0 0 0 McLoth ph 0 0 0 0 Descals 2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 2 7 1 Totals 37 3 11 3 St. Louis 010 010 000 — 2 Washington 000 000 201 — 3 Two outs when winning run scored. E–M.Carpenter (4). DP–Washington 1. LOB–St. Louis 5, Washington 17. 2B– Ma.Adams 2 (8), S.Miller (1). SB–Harper (1). SF–Span. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis S.Miller 5 1/3 4 0 0 5 7 Choate 2/3 0 0 0 0 0 C.Martinez 1 4 2 2 0 0 Siegrist 2/3 1 0 0 1 1 Neshek 1/3 0 0 0 0 1 Maness L,0-1 2/3 2 1 1 1 1 Washington Strasburg 6 5 2 2 1 9 Stammen 1 0 0 0 0 0 Blevins 1 2 0 0 0 2 R.Soriano W,1-0 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP–by S.Miller (Werth).

NBA playoffs Saturday’s results Brooklyn 94, Toronto 87, Brooklyn leads series 1-0 Golden State 109, L.A. Clippers 105, Golden State leads series 1-0 Atlanta 101, Indiana 93, Atlanta leads series 1-0 Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86, Oklahoma City leads series 1-0 Sunday’s results San Antonio 90, Dallas 85, Dallas leads series 1-0 Miami 99, Charlotte 88, Miami leads series 1-0 Washington 102, Chicago 93, Washington leads series 1-0 Portland at Houston, late Today’s games Memphis at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Today’s games Atlanta at Indiana, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s box score

WIZARDS 102, BULLS 93 WASHINGTON (102) Ariza 5-8 5-6 18, Nene 11-17 2-5 24, Gortat 6-10 3-4 15, Wall 4-14 8-10 16, Beal 3-11 7-7 13, Booker 1-3 1-2 3, Webster 1-3 0-1 3, Miller 5-7 0-0 10, Gooden 0-0 0-0 0, Harrington 0-1 0-0 0, Temple 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-74 26-35 102. CHICAGO (93) Dunleavy 4-12 0-0 11, Boozer 5-10 1-1 11, Noah 4-6 2-2 10, Hinrich 7-16 0-0 16, Butler 6-12 3-7 15, Augustin 3-15 10-10 16, Gibson 4-6 4-6 12, Mohammed 0-0 0-0 0, Snell 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 34-81 20-26 93. Washington 24 24 24 30 —102 Chicago 22 32 21 18 — 93 3-Point Goals–Washington 4-11 (Ariza 3-5, Webster 1-3, Wall 0-1, Beal 0-2), Chicago 5-20 (Dunleavy 3-8, Hinrich 2-5, Butler 0-1, Snell 0-2, Augustin 0-4). Fouled Out–Nene. Rebounds–Washington 54 (Gortat 13), Chicago 46 (Noah 10). Assists–Washington 21 (Beal 7), Chicago 13 (Noah 4). Total Fouls–Washington 26, Chicago 25. Technicals–Hinrich, Chicago defensive three second 2.

NHL playoffs Saturday’s results St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, OT, St. Louis leads series 2-0 Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3, 2OT, series tied 1-1 Colorado 4, Minnesota 2, Colorado leads series 2-0 Sunday’s results Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 2, series tied 1-1 Boston 4, Detroit 1, series tied 1-1 Montreal 3, Tampa Bay 2, Montreal leads series 3-0 Los Angeles at San Jose, late Today’s games Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s box score

BLUES 4, BLACKHAWKS 3, OT Chicago 0 1 2 0 —3 St. Louis 2 0 1 1 —4 First Period–1, St. Louis, Porter 1 (Leopold, Shattenkirk), 7:08. 2, St. Louis, Shattenkirk 1 (Schwartz, Sobotka), 19:58. Penalties–Reaves, StL (charging), 2:26; Bollig, Chi (roughing), 4:57; Polak, StL (roughing), 4:57; Jackman, StL (cross-checking), 9:05; Saad, Chi (slashing), 13:18; Oshie, StL (tripping), 15:23. Second Period–3, Chicago, Keith 1 (Versteeg, Seabrook), 17:25. Penalties– Kane, Chi (interference), 1:42; Keith, Chi (tripping), 3:16; Versteeg, Chi (roughing), 6:09; Bollig, Chi, misconduct, 20:00; Ott, StL, misconduct, 20:00; Shattenkirk, StL (roughing), 20:00. Third Period–4, Chicago, Seabrook 2 (Saad, Oduya), 4:53. 5, Chicago, Rozsival 1 (Saad), 6:38. 6, St. Louis, Tarasenko 2 (Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk), 19:53 (pp). Penalties–Keith, Chi (high-sticking), 8:11; Bickell, Chi (kneeing), 13:55; Seabrook, Chi, major-game misconduct (charging), 15:09. First Overtime–7, St. Louis, Jackman 1 (Polak, Sobotka), 5:50. Penalties–Toews, Chi (high-sticking), 3:07. Shots on Goal–Chicago 11-8-7-2–28. St. Louis 9-9-6-7–31. Power-play opportunities–Chicago 0 of 4; St. Louis 1 of 9. Goalies–Chicago, Crawford 0-2-0 (31 shots-27 saves). St. Louis, Miller 2-0-0 (28-25).

Golf RBC Heritage Sunday At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head, S.C. Purse: $5.8 million Yardage: 7,101; Par: 71 Final Matt Kuchar 66-73-70-64 — 273 Luke Donald 70-69-66-69 — 274 John Huh 71-68-68-68 — 275 Ben Martin 69-68-71-67 — 275 Scott Brown 70-69-71-67 — 277 Brian Stuard 69-72-68-68 — 277 Jim Furyk 71-66-71-70 — 278 Brian Harman 69-71-69-69 — 278 Russell Knox 69-72-68-70 — 279 William McGirt 66-76-71-66 — 279 Rory Sabbatini 69-72-70-68 — 279 Stuart Appleby 73-73-67-67 — 280 Matt Every 69-70-70-71 — 280 Jason Kokrak 71-73-66-70 — 280 Charl Schwartzel 70-70-68-72 — 280 Jordan Spieth 69-74-70-67 — 280 Nicholas Thompson 70-70-68-72 — 280

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Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Released SS Alex Gonzalez. Selected the contract of INF Danny Worth from Toledo (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Designated OF Darin Mastroianni for assignment. Claimed OF Sam Fuld off waivers from Oakland. NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed RHP Ivan Nova on the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Scott Sizemore from Scranton/WilkesBarre (IL). Designated RHP Matt Daley for assignment. Reinstated 1B Mark Teixeira from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHPs Preston Claiborne from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Bryan Mitchell from Trenton (EL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned OF James Jones to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled RHP Brandon Maurer from Tacoma.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-Z PLAINTIFF VS MARIA GALLEGOS A/K/A MARIA T GALLEGOS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EQUIFIRST CORPORATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 44 1905 MELUGINS GROVE ROAD ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 23, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on May 29, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 17-05-10-300-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1905 MELUGINS GROVE ROAD ROCHELLE, IL 61068 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $187,464.10. S ale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1305453 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. April 14, 21, 28, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS MICHAEL BRADFIELD A/K/A MICHAEL C. BRADFIELD A/K/A MICHAEL CHRISTIAN BRADFIELD; RHONDA BRADFIELD A/K/A RHONDA A. BRADFIELD A/K/A RHONDA ANN BRADFIELD A/K/A RHONDA ANN HOLLOWAY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; VIRGINIA KENNY MICHELI; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 25 1007 NORTH 1ST STREET ASHTON, IL 61006 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on February 3, 2014, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on May 29, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 03-04-27-327-015 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1007 NORTH 1ST STREET ASHTON, IL 61006 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $150,987.89. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1113050 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale.

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BRUCE E. LUDKE; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BRUCE E. LUDKE, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 08 CH 75 743 SECOND STREET WEST BROOKLYN, IL 61378 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on January 24, 2014, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on May 29, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 05-17-08-304-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 743 SECOND STREET WEST BROOKLYN, IL 61378 Description of Improvements: 1-STORY, WHITE SIDING, 2-CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $185,805.06. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA0815054 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. April 14, 21, 28, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS VICKIE DUBIEL A/K/A VICKIE A. DUBIEL A/K/A VICTORIA ANN DUBIEL; BRIAN DUBIEL; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF FRANK DUB IEL, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DAN HAWKINS, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF FRANK DUBIEL, DECEASED; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00185 1204 WEST 14TH STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on February 19, 2014, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on June 5, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 11-33-104-029 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1204 WEST 14TH STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: BLUE WITH VINYL SIDING ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $78,835.51. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.attypierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1216957 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. April 21, 28, May 5, 2014


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TAX NO. 11-33-104-029 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1204 WEST 14TH STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: BLUE WITH VINYL SIDING ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $78,835.51. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1216957 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. April 21, 28, May 5, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-Z PLAINTIFF VS MARIA GALLEGOS A/K/A MARIA T GALLEGOS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EQUIFIRST CORPORATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 44 1905 MELUGINS GROVE ROAD ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 23, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on May 29, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER, 189.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 42' 00" EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER 380.00 FEET; THENCE EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER, 189.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 42' 00" WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 380.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 17-05-10-300-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1905 MELUGINS GROVE ROAD ROCHELLE, IL 61068 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $187,464.10. S ale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1305453 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. April 14, 21, 28, 2014

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MICHAEL BRADFIELD A/K/A MICHAEL C. BRADFIELD A/K/A MICHAEL CHRISTIAN BRADFIELD; RHONDA BRADFIELD A/K/A RHONDA A. BRADFIELD A/K/A RHONDA ANN BRADFIELD A/K/A RHONDA ANN HOLLOWAY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; VIRGINIA KENNY MICHELI; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 25 1007 NORTH 1ST STREET ASHTON, IL 61006 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on February 3, 2014, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on May 29, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOTS SIX (6) AND SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK TWELVE (12) IN THE TOWN OF OGLE (NOW CALLED ASHTON), REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE PLAT OF SAID TOWN, RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF LEE COUNTY IN BOOK M OF DEEDS, PAGE 466; EXCEPTING THE WEST HALF OF LOTS 6 AND 7 IN BLOCK 12 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF ASHTON, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID TOWN RECORDED IN THE LEE COUNTY RECORDER'S OFFICE, ALL SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE OF ASHTON, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 03-04-27-327-015 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1007 NORTH 1ST STREET ASHTON, IL 61006 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $150,987.89. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1113050 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS EVERBANK PLAINTIFF

BRUCE E. LUDKE; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BRUCE E. LUDKE, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 08 CH 75 743 SECOND STREET WEST BROOKLYN, IL 61378 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on January 24, 2014, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on May 29, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOTS FOURTEEN (14) AND FIFTEEN (15) IN BLOCK SEVEN (7) IN THE ORIGINAL VILLAGE OF WEST BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF LEE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 05-17-08-304-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 743 SECOND STREET WEST BROOKLYN, IL 61378 Description of Improvements: 1-STORY, WHITE SIDING, 2-CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $185,805.06. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0815054 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. April 14, 21, 28, 2014

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Deceased. Claim Notice Notice is given of the death of DONNA RAYE OLSON. Letters of Office were issued to BRENDA R. MASINI, 1206 3rd Avenue, Sterling, Illinois, as Independent Representative, 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 East Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the Representative, or both, on or before October 16, 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 (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 BRENDA R. MASINI Independent Representative Laurence F. Johnson WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200 April 14, 21 & 28th 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Estate of: JACQUELINE S. ADAMS Deceased. No. 2011 P 174 NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES On December 29, 2011, a PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY and LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT were filed in the above-captioned matter. On November 19, 2012, an Order was entered authorizing Executor to publish this notice to unknown heirs. On February 21, 2014, an Order readmitting the will to probate and appointing representative was entered. Within 42 days after April 21, 2014, any heir or legatee may file a Petition with the court to require proof of the Will by testimony of the witnesses of the Will in open court or other evidence, as provided inSection 6-21 of the Probate Act (Illinois Revised Statutes, Chapter 110 ½, Section 6-21). Any heir or legatee also has the right under Section 8-1 of the Probate Act (Illinois Revised Statutes, Chapter 110 ½, Section 8-1) to contest the validity of the Will by filing a Petition with the court within six months after April 21, 2014. Upon request, Probate Form P-144 will be provided to an heir or legatee advising further rights as a result of the administration of this estate under the Independent Administration Provisions of the Probate Act, (Article XXVIII), together with the Form of petition such heir or legatee may use should he or she wish to terminate Independent Administration.

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Trent L. Bush WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 East Fifth Street P.O. Box 400 Sterling, IL 61081 (815) 625-8200 April 21, 28, May 5, 2014

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CONVEYS THE WESTERLY 75 FEET OF THE EASTERLY 143 FEET OF LOT 9 IN BLOCK 4 IN FAIRVIEW SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., EXCEPT THE NORTHERLY 66 FEET OF THE EASTERLY 143 FEET (ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT "C" OF LOT 9) IN BLOCK 4 IN FAIRVIEW SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M.

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS

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BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS VICKIE DUBIEL A/K/A VICKIE A. DUBIEL A/K/A VICTORIA ANN DUBIEL; BRIAN DUBIEL; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF FRANK DUB IEL, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DAN HAWKINS, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF FRANK DUBIEL, DECEASED; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00185 1204 WEST 14TH STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on February 19, 2014, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on June 5, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment:

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS

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


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Activity Director Walnut Manor is seeking a fun, outgoing, and creative person to manage the Activity Department. This position requires experience with planning, developing, and implementing activity programs for the geriatric population. The 36 hour Activity Director course is preferred. Written and oral communication skills are a must. Competitive wage and benefit package tailored to your experience. Please send resume to or apply in person: Walnut Manor 308 S Second St Walnut, IL 61376 www.Heritageof care.com C.R. England is seeking a diesel mechanic for our Sterling, IL facility. Please email resumes to: careers@ crengland.com Experienced Cooks wanted Must be able to work days, nights & weekends. Apply at Rock River Golf and Pool. No phone calls please. 3901 Dixon Avenue. Rock Falls, IL Full-time opening for cleaning of female residential facility in Dixon area. Tues.-Saturday, day/evening hrs. PLEASE APPLY ONLY IF YOU CAN PASS A CRIMINAL CONVICTION BACKGROUND CHECK. Call Denny at 7322126 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. EOE 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. Laborer needed for local landscape company. Must have experience in skid loader, dump truck, paver and retaining wall installation. Call 815499-9570.

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LOCAL ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED Home every night. Class A preferred but Class B considered. Up to $16 per hour to start. 401K, health insurance, credit union, etc. Apply in person, 147 East 2nd Avenue, Rochelle, IL 61068 or at: jobopenings available@yahoo. com Looking for a way to help others? Become a Developmental Training Direct Support Professional and work with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Positions available in Genoa. No weekends. Monday through Friday 8:30a-4:30p. High School diploma or GED required. Contact: Genesis Works LLC at 815-784-5146 or e-mail: jamesH@avancergenesis.com EOE

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

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