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ROCK ISLAND | THE SHELEY TRIAL

‘Hammer fits the bill’ Sheley’s DNA found on cigarette butts in apartment BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5521

ROCK ISLAND – There were 11 blows to Kenneth Ulve’s head. Seven to Brock Branson’s. Kilynna Blake had six. Her son, 2-year-old Dayan? Four – one, in particular, was clearly visible from his autopsy photographs: a large, round, dark red impact site just above his left eyebrow; the rest of his face the palest ivory. All four died sometime during the final hours of June 28, 2008, in their Rock Falls apartment. Their deaths,

Follow on Twitter Sauk Valley Media reporter Christi Warren (@SeaWarren) will tweet updates from the courtroom. forensic pathologist Dr. Mark Peters testified in court Wednesday, were all caused by blunt force trauma to the head. And what caused that trauma, Assistant Attorney General Bill Elward inquired. In each autopsy photo that Elward displayed for the jury, Peters pointed out the round impact sites, and

then what lay beneath them: round, depressed fractures in the victims’ skulls. Sometimes, the impact site would punch a clean hole right through the skull, as was seen in a photograph of Kenneth’s skull, once it had been removed. It could only mean one thing. “A hammer fits the bill,” Peters said. Through the entire presentation, Nicholas Sheley, the twice-convicted murderer on trial for their deaths, stared straight ahead, rocking in his chair. HAMMER CONTINUED ON A2

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Nicholas Sheley (left) talks with his attorney, Jeremy Karlin, during the third day of his trial Wednesday at the Rock Island County Justice Center. Sheley is on trial for the June 2008 deaths of Brock Branson, 29, his girlfriend, Kilynna Blake, 20, her 2-year-old son, Dayan, and Kenneth Ulve, 25, in Rock Falls.

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Many thanks, many ways Not the pad for Touch of Thai Downtown site not working out, operators say BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5570

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Shilong Ryan Jin of China, address classmates, friends and family during Newman Central Catholic High School graduation Wednesday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. His parents traveled nearly 7,000 miles for the occasion.

Grads reflect on support systems both near and far

ROCK FALLS – On the heels of news that a hotel is coming to anchor the riverfront, the operators of Touch of Thai have abandoned their plans to enter the fray. The restaurant was a big part of owner Trirong Khuntangta’s plans for the building at 102 W. Second St., which once housed Innovations 4 You. Khuntangta owns Touch of Thai, Traditional Wellness Center and Gingko Tree Cafe, all in Dixon. THAI CONTINUED ON A4

BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5570

Newman Central Catholic High School graduates turn their tassels Wednesday evening at St. Andrew Catholic Church.

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ROCK FALLS – The 2014 Newman Central Catholic High School graduation ceremony was all about giving thanks. The 62 seniors who received diplomas Wednesday at St. Andrew Catholic Church were reminded often of what had gotten them to this point: faith, family, friends and faculty. When it came to thanking family, foreign exchange student Shilong Ryan Jin had his work cut out for him. Ryan’s parents made the nearly 7,000mile trip from China to see their son graduate in the country he has called home since September 2012. But Ryan also had his American “parents” to thank.

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A pedestrian is reflected in the window of the building formerly pegged for Touch of Thai in downtown Rock Falls on Tuesday afternoon.

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ABOVE: 14th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Jeffrey W. O’Connor (center) listens as (from left) prosecutor Steve Nate, defense attorney Jeremy Karlin and prosecutor Bill Elward approach the bench Wednesday during the third day of Nicholas Sheley’s murder trial at the Rock Island County Justice Center. RIGHT: Nicholas Sheley is escorted into the courtroom.

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The victims’ bodies were found 2 days later, on June 30, 2008, when Brock’s mother, Connie, and father, Dallas, decided to check on them after a few days of not hearing from them. Also found in the apartment were a pair of blood-stained khaki shorts, a blood-stained blue work shirt with the initials “A.J.� embroidered on it, a pile of ash, and two Newport cigarette butts. Prosecutors say those items are what link Nicholas Sheley to the deaths. They say he’s the one who swung the hammer. Nine people testified at the Rock Island County Justice Center on Day 3

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bed matched the profile of one Nicholas Sheley, she said. He is charged with 15 counts of first-degree murder in the the four Rock Falls deaths, and is already serving two life sentences for the murders of Russell Reed, 93, of Sterling, and Ronald Randall, 65, of Galesburg, who prosecutors say he killed during a weeklong, drug-and-alcohol-fueled killing spree during the summer of 2008. Sheley is also charged in the deaths of Arkansas couple Jill and Tom Estes, both 54, who were killed on June 29 in a hotel parking lot in Festus, Missouri. After this trial is completed, Sheley will head to court there, where he could face the death penalty.

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of Sheley’s third Illinois murder trail, most of whom were there to testify to the chain of custody of evidence found at the crime scene. Among them was Heather May, a forensic scientist with the Illinois State Police crime lab in Rockford. She’s the one who tested the DNA on the cigarette butts, and the DNA found on blood swabs taken from the apartment hallway. The blood in the apartment hallway, she was able to confirm, belonged to Kilynna and Brock. They were found in the hall, Kylinna slumped on her side, Brock a bit farther away from her, his arms entangled in a broom. The DNA found on the cigarette butts that were found at the end of their

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Dixon sophomore finishes fifth at state math competition

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ichael Gale is better at math than I am. And chances are he’s better at it than you are. But don’t get offended at my generalized statement just yet. Gale, a 16-year-old sophomore at Dixon High School, is a member of not only the tennis team, but also the math team. Both Gale and the Dixon sophomore math team finished in the top 10 at the state math competition earlier this month. The school also sent an eight-member freshman-sophomore team to state and had sophomore Devin Attig qualify. Dixon math team coach Jessica Anderson said Gale’s fifth-place finish is the highest individual finish in her 3 years as coach. Gale joined the team

mattMENCARINI Matt Mencarini is a reporter for Sauk Valley Media. You can reach him at mmencarini@saukvalley. com or 800798-4085, ext. 5529.

as a freshman, following in the footsteps of his brother, Kurt. “I decided partially because my brother had previously done it, and I have always been good at math,” Gale said last week. “And it would be fun to do and good to do.” He has qualified for the state competition in each of his first 2 years on the team. He couldn’t attend last year, he said, because of a conflict with the tennis team schedule.

After competing in the conference competition in the winter and the regional competition in March, Gale made his way to the University of Illinois in ChampaignUrbana for the state competition. “These questions are more difficult than what we do in the general classroom,” Anderson said, later adding that “it’s very much an individually driven competition.” What that means is that the students don’t just refine their math skills in class or by taking the practice tests Anderson gives them. It also involves more than working with Anderson or other math teachers. The students have to work on their math craft on their own time. Initially, Gale thought he finished tied for third. That’s what the results

showed. But a few days later, revised results were released, with Gale in fifth place. There were some tiebreakers that didn’t go in his favor, he said, adding that he was surprised to see the change. But he still seemed happy with how he performed. And despite nearly 3,000 students attending the opening ceremony, he said the pressure wasn’t much greater than it is during a regional competition. “It’s a math test,” he said. “You do what you know, and that’s all you can do. You just do your best.” Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini covers government and happenings in Dixon. He can be reached at mmencarini@saukvalley. com or at 815-625-3600, ext. 5529. Follow him on twitter: @MattMencarini.

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DIXON – The Dixon School Board interviewed the first of three candidates to lead the district’s strategic planning. Rod Wright, of Unicom Arc Inc., presented the basics of his public engagement strategy to the School Board on Wednesday night, emphasizing the need to avoid a top-down approach. “The public is resistant – they’re skeptical at best, cynical at worst – to things that come to them top-down, whether it’s from the Untied States Congress or a board of directors of a fire protection district,” he said. “So it’s important to get community involvement from the get-go, so when a proposal comes forward, the community feels like it has as much come from them as it’s come topdown from some kind of board or a blue-ribbon committee.”

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PEORIA (AP) – Mosquitoes kill 1 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization, making it the deadliest animal in the world. A Peoria scientist at the Ag Lab is at the forefront of a war against this killer. Scientist Alejandro Rooney is engaged in new research efforts to battle dangerous mosquito varieties such as the Asian tiger, yellow fever and floodwater species at the Peoria Ag Lab. “Mosquitoes carry some nasty diseases – like dengue fever, chikungunya and West Nile Virus,” said Rooney, the research leader of the crop bio protection unit at the U.S. Department of Agriculture lab at 1815 N. University St. “There’s also the tree hole mosquito that can spread encephalitis,” he said, adding that mosquitoes also pose a threat to livestock. It’s enough to call off summer and pray for the return of the polar vortex. But Rooney and his team have a battle plan. “We’re trying to develop environmentally friendly ways to kill mosquitoes – with fungi,” he said.

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A yellow fever mosquito, or Aedes aegypti, feeds on pig blood April 23 in a lab at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria. Scientist Alejandro Rooney is doing new research to battle dangerous mosquito varieties such as the Asian tiger, yellow fever and floodwater species at the Peoria Ag Lab. Specifically, the fungi would go after mosquito eggs before they hatch. “The new strategy, the Holy Grail of mosquito control, is to kill them before they hatch,” Rooney said. To battle a pest that has stood its ground for so long, one has to know the enemy – and share that information with the public. “Make sure you clean out gutters and places where water can collect. Mosquitoes can also breed in empty containers and bird baths,” Rooney said. “What

they’re attracted to are the microbes – and the foul odors – from standing water. They’re drawn to it to lay their eggs. “May is traditionally a bad time for mosquitoes,” said Phil Nixon, an entomologist with University of Illinois Extension, who identifies the specific culprit out of the 176 species of mosquitoes known to exist in the United States. These mosquitoes hatch in the spring but need water – warm water – with temperatures in the 70s to bring them out, said Nixon, suggesting

that spring showers and warming temperatures set the stage. “We can almost always count on their arrival just in time for the Memorial Day weekend,” he said. Other mosquitoes, some that carry diseases, do better in hot, dry weather. Look for them in mid-summer, said Nixon. The insect’s story is one that indicates how little size matters in the animal kingdom. The mosquito, after all, is a tiny creature that weighs just 2.5 milligrams and lives only 4 to 6 weeks.

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In April, the district’s strategic planning task force recommended that the School Board hire a consultant to lead the district through its long-range planning. The two other candidates will be interview this month during public meetings – both held at 6:30 p.m. at the district’s central office, 1335 Franklin Grove Road. The district will interview Daniel Meyer, of Reach for Excellence Educational Consultants Inc., on Tuesday; and Amy Yurko, of BrainSpaces, on May 29. Public engagement is important, Wright said Wednesday night, because the district will need the public to approve a ballot referendum to finance any major facility improvements or new facilities. If residents are involved in the process from the beginning, he added, they will also be more informed about the issues and project and therefore be more likely to support it.

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Ray M. Helfrich BYRON – Ray M. Helfrich, 76, of Byron, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. He was an Army sergeant major, retiring after 30 years of service. Ray was born April 10, 1938, in Dixon, the son of Ray Elwin and Dorothy (Schulte) Helfrich. He married Hwa Sun Lee on March 17, 1979, in Clarksville, Tenn. Survivors include his wife of Byron; three daughters, Melissa (Patrick) McKenna of Pleasanton, California, Sandra Griffey of Tennessee, and Brenda (Wayne) Watson of South Carolina; two brothers, Dick (Mary) Helfrich of Dixon and Marvin (Susan) Helfrich of Oregon; three sisters,

Donna Marie Hall of Port Byron, Wanda Lee (Don) Apple of Sterling, and Margery Louise (John) Simmons of East Peoria; four grandsons; and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Ray Elwin Jr. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday and the funeral at 3 p.m. Friday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Janet Wittenmyer, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon, officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Wounded Warrior Project. Visit prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

PECATONICA – Robert F. Erlandson, 81, of Pecatonica, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford. He was born Nov. 26, 1932, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the son of Fritz and Anna (Leemkuil) Erlandson. He graduated from West High School in Rockford. He then served in the Navy during the Korean War. Bob owned and operated barbershops for many years at several locations in Rockford. He married Mary (McCoy) Alverson on Aug. 15, 1986, in Dixon. Bob was a member of the YMCA Retired Men’s Club and was an avid bowler. Loving music, he enjoyed playing the piano, and he loved playing with his Boston terrier, Maggie. Bob is lovingly sur-

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Renovations are underway for a coffee shop and a second Traditional Wellness Center in the downtown Rock Falls building. Brian Sisson, of Dixon, had planned to lease part of the first floor for his bar, Rusty’s. Sisson was to share that floor with Touch of Thai. The Yindeeroop family operates the popular Dixon restaurant and recently decided that this particular building was not a good fit for the expansion plans. “Logistically, the building just wasn’t working out,� Job Yindeeroop said. He declined to discuss any specific problems that might have come up during the renovation process. Khuntangta had planned to open last summer, but told Sauk Valley Media in January that the building, put up in 1899, had required more work than anticipated. Yindeeroop said it’s possible that the family could eventually expand at a different building in Rock Falls or Sterling.

“There are opportunities at this building, but if it’s not the right deal or location, we’ll wait,� Yindeeroop said. The restaurant’s operators also believed the timing might be a bit off. “Things are busy in Dixon, and we might be stretching our manpower more than we’d like,� Yindeeroop said. “It’s probably best we just continue to focus on Dixon right now.� Khuntangta bought the building last spring from Sandy Henrekin, former executive director at Rock Falls Community Development Corp. At that time, Khuntangta said he had considered bringing the wellness center and restaurant to Sterling, but Henrekin persuaded him to expand on the other side of the bridge. He cited Henrekin’s assistance and the city’s riverfront development plans as big factors in his decision. “Rock Falls can expand more than Sterling geographically. ... Sterling is kind of locked with the old steel mill building,� he had said. The family started looking at the building last summer, Yindeeroop said.

Haak Card of Thanks I would like to thank all who helped make my 70th birthday celebration such a big success. Thanks to those who attended and those who sent cards with wishes and prayers. There is power in prayer. Keep on praying and we’ll have another party in 10 years!! Thanks to my wife Marsha for all the planning, Jennifer for designing the invitations and helping with the decorations, to Jeremy for the “Amazing� sunflower balloon decorations and to Shirley for keeping the refreshment table running smoothly. It is all greatly appreciated. David Haak

vived by his wife, Mary Erlandson of Pecatonica; son, Mark (Kim) Erlandson, and grandchildren, Elizabeth and Matthew Erlandson, all of Mount Vernon; and sister-inlaw, Patti Williams of Amboy. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Shirley Moore. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Life Bible Church, 2285 N. Hoisington Road, at U.S. Highway 20, Winnebago. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of cremains will be at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Amboy. Genandt Funeral Home in Winnebago is handling arrangements, A memorial will be established. Visit genandtfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Keith A. Houseman RIO BRAVO, Tampulipas, Mexico – Keith Arlen Houseman, 63, of McAllen, Texas, formerly of Morrison, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Rio Bravo. He owned Geographic Information Systems. Keith was born Oct. 21, 1950, in Morrison, the son of Donald E. and Dorothy B. (Rushmeyer) Houseman. He attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in McAllen. Survivors include two daughters, Ann Houseman and Linda Houseman; three sons, Christian Houseman, Jhovani Houseman, and Jordi Houseman; his mother of Morrison; and two brothers, Dan (Marilyn) Houseman of St. Louis and Mike (Barb) Houseman of Silvis.

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“Quite a bit of work has been done at the building,� Yindeeroop said. “They will probably find someone else for the building; there is so much going on there.� Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott said the city has been following the progress at the site from the beginning, but he has not been told that any of the partners were withdrawing from the project. “The city of Rock Falls hopes that Touch of Thai and the others at the building can work through whatever difficulties they appear to be having,� Wescott said. “Our officials would like the opportunity to help make this happen.� The building is in the Sterling/Rock Falls Enterprise Zone, making it eligible for certain economic development incentives. The city’s riverfront development plans got a boost earlier this month when it was announced that it has entered into a redevelopment agreement for the construction of a $6.1 million Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the RB&W District at the east end of the riverfront.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, David Houseman. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison, with the Rev. Mark Winkelman, senior pastor, and the Rev. Mike Winkelman, associate pastor, co-officiating. A graveside service and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements, A memorial education fund has been established for Keith’s children. Visit bosmarenkes.com to send condolences.

DIXON – Glenn Loren Schoenholz, 85, of Dixon, formerly of Paw Paw, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Sterling. He was a lifelong farmer. Glenn was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Paw Paw, the son of Arthur W. and Alma (Baxter) Schoenholz. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon and Sterling Moose Lodge, and a past member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Glenn greatly enjoyed traveling to Texas, dancing, and participating in the Summer Harvest Festival as part of the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society at Chaplain Creek Historical Village. Survivors include one son, David (Diane) Schoenholz of Oregon; three daughters, Christine Steder of Dixon, Diane (Jack) Sanders of Grand Detour, and Janet (John) Beiler of Sterling; his former wife, and mother of his children, Norma Heckman of Dixon; two brothers, Howard (Bernice) Schoenholz and Raymond Schoenholz, both of Paw Paw; 11 grandchildren, Chet (Heather) Klapprodt of

Dixon, Erin McClean of Virginia, Danielle (Louis McAfee) Roby, David Schoenholz Jr., and Jamie Schoenholz, all of Dixon, Mick (Erin) Schoenholz of Oregon, Megan Schoenholz of Belleville, Joanna (Nick) Kibble and Paula (Mike) Kibble, both of Dixon, April (Dan) Ramirez of Sterling, and Jessica (Trent Friday) Garza of Dixon; one stepgranddaughter, Ginger Sanders of Sterling; 23 greatgrandchildren; and his companion, Margaret Hall of Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donald Schoenholz and Vern Girton; and one grandson, John Beiler Jr. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Frank Langholf, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw. PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established to Dixon Food Pantry. Visit prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Harold E. Van Horn HARMON – Harold E. Van Horn, 74, of Harmon, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his home, after an extended illness. McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements.

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Madigan says he doesn’t have support for tax hike Speaker moving forward with smaller budget SPRINGFIELD (AP) – With time running out on the legislative session, House Speaker Michael Madigan said Wednesday he’s pulling back on a plan to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase and moving forward with a smaller budget that could mean billions of dollars in cuts to state spending. The Chicago Democrat said he hasn’t abandoned the tax increase proposal, however, despite falling considerably short of the votes needed at this point. He said he’ll continue to press lawmakers to support making the tax increase permanent, and said it’s “a possibility� legislators will see the impact of the spending cuts and rethink their opposition to higher taxes. “However, the clock is running, and we’re getting closer to the end of the month,� Madi-

Leola A. Kent The family of Leola A. Kent would like to thank everyone who thought of us, sent cards, memorial gifts, flowers, etc. during our difficult time. Special thanks to Pastor Courtney for her wonderful message, Tim Fischback for his beautiful songs, and the ladies of the First Christian Church for the wonderful luncheon. Leola would have been very proud. Also, thank you to Dr. Suman Gopal for her compassionate care, the Hospice of The Rock-River Valley, and Shilling Funeral Home. Lowell & Corinne Hunsberger, Cheryl & Ernie Lippens, Gerry & Judy Hunsberger, Roger & Carol Hunsberger, and families.

gan said. The legislative session adjourns May 31. A spokeswoman for Michael Democratic Madigan Gov. Pat Quinn said Quinn – who made his case to House Democrats in a closeddoor meeting Monday night – isn’t giving up. “The governor is continuing to work very hard,� Brooke Anderson said. “He’s been meeting with members nonstop all day. He met with members [Tuesday].� The tax hike approved by lawmakers in 2011 raised the income tax rate for individuals from 3 percent to 5 percent. It’s set to roll back to 3.75 percent in January. Quinn, Madigan and other supporters of the increase say that without it, schools, social services and other programs will see severe cuts. Madigan’s announcement came shortly

after a meeting of the Democratic caucus late Wednesday. He said only 34 of the 71 House Democrats said they’d support keeping the tax hike in place – an even smaller number than Democratic leaders said they had earlier in the week. Another 30 were against it, and four legislators voted “present,� Madigan said. It takes 60 votes for approval in the House, and all Republicans oppose the measure. The House last week approved a $37.1 billion 2015 budget that depended on the tax increase. But with that funding looking less likely, Madigan said he instructed legislators to draft a roughly $34.5 billion budget. That’s the amount the House approved earlier in the year, based on revenue without the tax increase. He said he asked them to come up with the alternative budget “as soon as possible.�

THANK YOU We would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all of the family and friends that gave us support and strength in the passing of our Husband, Father, and Grandfaher, Ross Babin. There are not enough words to express our gratitude. The thoughts, prayers, cards, plants, food, donations and love that has been shown to our family has touched our hearts. We would like to send a special thank you to Hospice of the Rock River Valley, McDonald Funeral home, Pastor Gary, to East Genesee Cemetery for their preparation of the gravesite, the Cancer Treatment Center and to friends and co-workers at CGH and CGH Main Clinic. Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair; perhaps you sent beautiful flowers, if so, we saw them there. Perhaps you sent or spoke kind words, as any friend could say; perhaps you were not there at all just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console the heart, We thank you so much, whatever the part. Sincerely, Julie Babin and Family


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32, became combative with employees and tried to flee. When police arrived, employees had the suspect restrained near the mall’s rear entrance. Officers took Phillips, who police say is homeless, into custody for retail theft and, while searching him, found he had a stolen firearm. The amount of merchandise stolen, police said, was less than $300. Phillips has been charged with burglary, aggravated battery in a public place, aggravated assault in a public place, armed violence, possession of

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STERLING – Police say a man suspected of retail theft and carrying a stolen gun was restrained by employees Tuesday at Bergner’s in Northland Mall. In a news release, Sterling police said Justin A. Phillips,

a firearm without a requisite FOID card, possession of a firearm ammunition without a requisite FOID card, posJustin A. session of a stoPhillips len firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon. Police say Phillips also has been charged in a burglary that was reported the night before the Bergner’s incident. Phillips is facing charges of residential burglary and theft, less than $500, with a prior conviction. Those charges are related to a

burglary reported about 7 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of Avenue D in Sterling. Phillips received minor facial injuries during the Bergner’s incident, police say. “From what I understand, the injuries took place while he was attempting to flee from employees before the police arrived on scene,� Sgt. Jeff Mohr said. “He had been confrontational with them, and there was a struggle to detain him. We think he also may have fallen outside when detained by management.� The gun had not been seen

by store employees throughout the duration of the Bergner’s incident, Mohr said. “The weapon was concealed,� Mohr said. “Police recovered it when they arrived and detained him.� Police said the stolen gun was connected with a previously reported burglary. They refused to comment on whether it was the residential burglary in which Phillips was charged. He remains in Whiteside County Jail in lieu of bond. Bergner’s declined to comment on the incident.

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“I would like to thank my parents, who were always by my side supporting me and loving me unconditionally,� Ryan said. “I also want to thank my host family, Larry and Mardi Ybarra, who love me like my own parents.� Ryan also recognized his friends and teachers who helped him adjust to a very different way of life. “Western and Eastern culture is totally different,� Ryan said. “My teachers helped with language problems. They were always patient, and taught me how to solve problems at school and in life.� Ryan said there were more than 2,000 students at his school in China. He was able to form a solid support base at the small Catholic school. “This isn’t like school; it’s more like a home environment,� Ryan said. “You can make friends with everyone here. It’s easier here than in China.� Ryan will continue his studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he will focus on finance. He says he will weigh his job opportunities after college, and then decide whether he’ll stay here or go back to China.

Calling, not a career Graduate Ryan Schoaf said his faith has guided him along a career path chosen during his junior year. He will head to Sauk Valley Community College for some basic studies

before moving on to Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling. After seeking out Joe McDonald as a mentor, Ryan has had the opportunity to work at McDonald Funeral Home for 18 months. He started by prepping vehicles and now gets a chance to experience many aspects of the job. “I didn’t care what the job was at first,� Ryan said. “I just wanted a foot in the door to see how it all worked.� Ryan realizes it can be a misunderstood field, but he truly believe it chose him. “A lot of funeral directors say it’s a calling, and I really believe it is – just like a priest,� Ryan said. “Not everyone can do it, but you draw on your faith to do your best to help families through their time of loss.�

retreat, a longstanding tradition at Newman, is a 3-day bonding trip with teachers and classmates. “It’s a time for us to reflect on the decisions we’ve made and what we see for our future,� Mitchell said. “It was a time of growth for me, and I felt really good about where I was headed.� Mitchell and Ryan Schoaf both played on the state championship football team, and say they will treasure the experience. Ryan looks forward to watching his brother play next year. “[Former NFL player] Sean Considine spoke at our mother/son banquet and told us that he would want to relive the state championship over the Super Bowl,� Ryan said.

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Valedictorian Nathaniel Edison also gave thanks for the special friendships made at Newman. “We learned how to be a real friend at Newman – not just in good times,� Nathaniel said. “Although we’ll go our separate ways, we’ll always remember what it’s like to have real support.� Bishop David Malloy told the class to savor the moment and to remember that faith brings everything else into perspective. “You may never again feel such collective pride as you do at this moment,� Malloy said. “If you keep your faith, no matter what you do next, you’ll change the world.�

Grad Mitchell Jecklin said he has known where his career path would lead since his freshman year. “I knew I wanted a career in the military,� Mitchell said. “I have a burning sense of duty to pay back my community and country.� Mitchell, who has a brother currently on active duty, plans to go to Iowa State University for business, and through the Army ROTC program will enter the military as an officer after graduation. Mitchell calls the Kairos senior retreat one of the most memorable pieces of his senior year. The

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House hearing on IHSA gets the ball rolling What we think Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural hearing into the activities of the Illinois High School Association, while contentious at times, raised issues and provided some answers. Two additional hearings should help shed more light on the private groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s functions and help alleviate concerns of legislators and the public.

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n case you missed it, something new and different happened Tuesday in Springfield. Officials from the Illinois High School Association appeared before a committee of the Illinois House of Representatives to answer questions about how the IHSA operates. Numerous questions were posed to the Bloomington-based IHSA, a private, nonprofit group that regulates high school sports and activities for about 800 schools, according to reports from the Associated Press and MCT News Service. Among the questions: Why have no basketball title games been played in Chicago? Why does the IHSA have only one black employee? Why did IHSA total salaries rise from $2,541,323 in 2011-12 to $3,076,721 in 2012-13, an increase of 21 percent? Why have details not been shared about the exclusive contracts the IHSA has with vendors, suppliers, and broadcasters of state tournament games? Why does the 10-member IHSA board have only two black representatives? An attorney who represents the Illinois Press Association and Illinois Broadcasters Association called on the IHSA to be made subject to state open meetings and public records laws. Don Craven made the case for greater transparency because the IHSA oversees sports and other activities at hundreds of public schools and receives money from IHSA-sponsored tournaments. Although the IHSA releases financial audits and annual reports, Craven said that is not enough. The deliberative

process by which policies are made needs to be open. Right now, it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Marty Hickman, the IHSA executive director, defended the organization as financially responsible and responsive to the needs of students and schools. No fees are charged to schools to belong, Hickman said. Just five or six spectator sports bring in the bulk of tournament ticket sales, he said, but that money covers costs for other non-revenue sports and activities. Member schools receive 20 percent of the income from events, plus guaranteed payments, he said. Hickman said the IHSA has a balanced budget and defended its salaries and pension system, noting that the agency switched from a pension fund to a 401(k) plan 6 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not trying to make money,â&#x20AC;? Hickman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to put on quality interscholastic programs.â&#x20AC;? The hearing, which lasted 3 hours, will be followed by two more hearings, one in Chicago and the other downstate, according to state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, the committee chairwoman. While the first hearing had some tense exchanges and outbursts from spectators, we believe it was a learning experience for the IHSA, legislators, the media, and the public. We hope future hearings focus less on acrimony and more on how all sides can work cooperatively to alleviate problems, both actual and perceived. A commitment by the IHSA to increase its levels of transparency and diversity would be a good start.

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attorneygeneral.gov Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.ioc.state. il.us Auditor General William Holland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www. auditor.illinois.gov Lee County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www. leecountyil.com Whiteside County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.whiteside.org Ogle County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www. oglecounty.org Carroll County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www. carroll-county.net Bureau County â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www. bureaucountyclerk.com

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Spending comes home to roost Prairie chicken saga another fowl fiscal deed SPRINGFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Our cash-strapped state government has found a new use for its fleet of aircraft â&#x20AC;&#x201C; flying birds into Illinois. I kid you not. State aircraft are flying to Kansas and transporting prairie chickens back to the Land of Lincoln. And at a time state lawmakers are looking at raising the state income tax, Illinois state employees have been hiking across Kansas trapping these chickens. Talk about fowl fiscal deeds. State pilots have flown between Illinois and Kansas not once, not twice, but 14 times this year taking prairie chickens to downstate Jasper and Marion counties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Illinois is the Prairie State, and prairie chickens are an endangered species here, so we thought it would be a good idea to bring them back,â&#x20AC;? said Scott Simpson, site manager for Prairie Ridge State Natural Area in Newton. The feds are chipping in $337,000 toward the program, and the state will pay $117,000. Some

scottREEDER Scott Reeder is a reporter in residence for the Illinois Policy Institute. Contact him at sreeder@ illinoispolicy. org.

of the cost to state government may be offset by private fundraising done by the Audubon Society, Simpson said. That puts the total cost of the program at $455,000 for the next 3 years. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardly chicken scratch. At a time when our federal and state governments are running massive deficits, is this really the best use of taxpayer money? So far this year, the state has relocated 50 cocks and 41 hens. That puts the cost of the program at $1,166 a bird. And the expenditure already has lawmakers grousing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an egregious abuse of tax dollars,â&#x20AC;? said state Rep. Bill Mitchell, R-Forsyth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care if the money is coming from a grant or not. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem like a smart way to do business.â&#x20AC;? Mitchell long has been

AP

A male prairie chicken is seen at the Prairie Ridge State Natural Area south of Newton in this 2007 photo. The Illinois wildlife agency has offered details on its program to import prairie chickens from Kansas to Illinois using state planes. a budget hawk, calling for the elimination of most of the state air fleet, which he said is mostly used to ferry lawmakers and other bigwigs between Chicago and Springfield. In 2013, the state spent $7.3 million operating its aircraft. It would be much cheaper for lawmakers and others to drive or take a train. It ought to be pointed out that this is all happening while basic state services are being cut, state pensions are underfunded by more than $100 billion, and Illinois has at least $6.7 billion in unpaid bills.

And now lawmakers are backpedaling on their promise to let the â&#x20AC;&#x153;temporaryâ&#x20AC;? 67 percent income tax hike expire. In other words, our fiscal chickens are coming home to roost. Despite this, taxpayers are spending nearly half a million dollars to fly prairie chickens here to roost. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing to crow about. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesman did not return calls seeking comment. Note to readers: Scott Reederâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column is underwritten by the Illinois Policy Institute.

THE READERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VOICE

Questions still remain about Coloma money PENNIE VON BERGEN WESSELS Rock Falls

While the focus of the Coloma Township debacle over the past few months has been on late financial filings and the fines and withheld tax dollars that resulted, sight has been lost on the content of these filings. Getting the statements of financial affairs published in the newspaper (anywhere from 3½

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months to 2 years late) says nothing about the accuracy of the numbers in those statements. In November, SVMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reporter, David Giuliani, questioned some of the figures on these financial statements, such as non-itemized miscellaneous spending being exactly the same ($61,177) for 3 years. The math errors and seeming anomalies in expenditures and income in past financial filings have never been corrected, or explained. The latest financial report was published 2 months ago, more than

5 months late, and contains heretofore unseen entries called â&#x20AC;&#x153;adjustments.â&#x20AC;? These â&#x20AC;&#x153;adjustmentsâ&#x20AC;? reduce the ending balances in two funds by $54,114. At the Wednesday, May 14, township board meeting, Trustee McFadden expressed her dismay at the funds being short tens of thousands of dollars. She asked how this could be explained; there was no clear answer to her question. I was dumbfounded the night I asked the question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When was the last CPA audit?â&#x20AC;? and received the answer, â&#x20AC;&#x153;1994.â&#x20AC;? By

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The First Amendment exists to ensure that freedom of speech and expression applies not just to that with which we agree or disagree, but also that which we find outrageous.â&#x20AC;? Colin Powell, former U.S. secretary of state, 2000

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law, a CPA audit is to be done every 4 years, and in other years, a committee of three township citizens is to conduct an informal audit. As Mr. Giuliani pointed out in a recent column, the only two people living who were on the board during the run-up to this mess are Bob Sondgeroth and Gene Jacoby. If these men had done the job they were paid for, the job they told voters they would faithfully execute, we may very well have caught past errors and wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be asking ourselves today, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the $54,000?â&#x20AC;?

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Obama vows to fix veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; troubles Houses approves measure to give official more power to fire, demote WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; With outrage mounting over veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals will not be tolerated, and he left open the possibility that Secretary Eric Shinseki, a disabled war veteran, could be held to account. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will not stand for it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not as commander in chief, but also not as an American,â&#x20AC;? Obama said following an Oval Office meeting with the embattled Shinseki. Congress moved to keep up the pressure on the administration, with the House easily approving a measure Wednesday evening that would give the VA secretary more authority to fire or

demote the 450 senior career employees who serve as hospital directors or executives in the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21 regions. The vote was 390 to 33. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, sponsored the measure, saying VA officials who have presided over mismanagement or negligence are more likely to receive bonuses or glowing performance reviews than any sort of punishment. He declared that a â&#x20AC;&#x153;widespread and systemic lack of accountability is exacerbatingâ&#x20AC;? the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems. The White House said it supported the goal of seeking greater accountability at the VA but had unspecified concerns about the legislation.

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President Barack Obama listens to a question as he speaks to reporters Wednesday in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, after he met with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors. The growing furor surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs centers on allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals. The departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspector generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office says 26 facilities

are being investigated nationwide, including a Phoenix hospital facing allegations that 40 people died while waiting for treatment and staff kept a secret list of patients in order to hide delays in care.

NIGERIA

The allegations have raised fresh concerns about the Obama administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s management of a department that has been struggling to keep up with the influx of new veterans returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments Wednesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his first on the matter in more than 3 weeks â&#x20AC;&#x201C;signaled a greater urgency by the White House to keep the matter from spiraling into a deeper political problem in a midterm election year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to fix whatever is wrong, and so long as I have the privilege of serving as commander in chief, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to keep on fighting to deliver the care and the benefits and the opportunities that you and your families deserve, now and for decades to come,â&#x20AC;? Obama said.

Yet the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarks did little to quell the criticism of both the VA troubles and his own handling of the matter. Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war, said Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments were â&#x20AC;&#x153;wholly insufficient in addressing the fundamental, systemic problems plaguing our veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; health care system.â&#x20AC;? And the American Legion, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest veterans service organization, said Obama was making an â&#x20AC;&#x153;unfortunateâ&#x20AC;? decision by keeping Shinseki at the helm of the VA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Words are nice, and even somewhat comforting, but when will the VAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house be cleansed of those who are soiling it and dishonoring the system?â&#x20AC;? American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger said in a statement.

WASHINGTON

Extremists strike villages; 48 dead Senate races get Twin bombings heated up quickly claim 130 lives in central city JOS, Nigeria (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Islamic militants killed 48 villagers in northeastern Nigeria near the town where they kidnapped 300 schoolgirls, and the U.S. said Wednesday it was sending in 80 military personnel to expand the drone search for the captives. The developments came hours after twin car bombings claimed at least 130 lives in this central city â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an escalating campaign of violence blamed on the Boko Haram terrorist network and its drive to impose an Islamic state on Nigeria. The three villages attacked overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday are near the town of Chibok, where the girls were abducted from their boarding school in a brazen April 15 assault that has ignited a global movement to secure their freedom. First lady Michelle Obama is among those who have joined a viral social media campaign under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, tweeting earlier this month, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and

AP

Red Cross personnel search for remains Wednesday at the site of one of Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car bomb in Jos, Nigeria. Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central city of Jos, killing more than 100 people, wounding dozens and leaving bloodied bodies amid the flaming debris. their families. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to The U.S. mission will was not authorized to dis#BringBackOurGirls.â&#x20AC;? help expand drone cuss the matter publicly. On Wednesday, Presi- searches of the region, The government of dent Barack Obama said Lt. Col. Myles Cag- Nigerian President Goodannounced that the U.S. gins, adding that this lat- luck Jonathan has come was sending in 80 mili- est deployment will not under intense national tary personnel to help in be involved in ground and international critithe search for the miss- searches. cism for its lack of proging schoolgirls. In a letter The drone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a Preda- ress in rescuing the 276 to House Speaker John tor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be in addition schoolgirls. Besides the Boehner and the Senate, to the unarmed Global United States, Britain, Obama said the service Hawks already being Israel and several other members were being used, a senior U.S. offi- nations have offered sent to Chad, which bor- cial said. The new flights assistance in the hunt for ders northeastern Nige- will be based out of Chad the girls, amid fears they ria, to help with intelli- and allow the military to would be sold into slavgence, surveillance and expand its search effort, ery, married off to fightreconnaissance aircraft said the official, who ers or worse, following missions over Nigeria spoke on condition of repeated threats by Boko and the nearby region. anonymity because he Haramâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leader.

IRAN

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Happyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; video arrests highlight tensions TEHRAN, Iran (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to Pharrell Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happyâ&#x20AC;? has led to their arrests, showing how far Tehran will go to halt what it deems to be decadent Western behavior â&#x20AC;&#x201C; despite the views of its moderate president. Criticism outside Iran was predictably swift

Wednesday, with calls for freedom for the jailed youths zipping around social media. Williams tweeted: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beyond sad these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness.â&#x20AC;? A tweet posted Wednesday evening on President Hassan Rouhaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s account seemed to address the controversy, even if it stopped short of mentioning

the video or the arrests directly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;#Happiness is our peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right,â&#x20AC;? it said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too hard on behaviors caused by joy.â&#x20AC;? The widely followed account appears to reflect Rouhaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s positions. Iranian media in the past quoted Rouhani as saying the account is authentic. At the same time, a senior Rouhani

adviser said last year that the president had such an account only during the presidential campaign, and that Rouhaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s views are represented by his official website. Other social media posts suggested at least some of the dancers had already been released, although there was no independent confirmation from authorities.

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Instantly on the attack, allies of Republican leader Mitch McConnell launched a televised barrage against newly minted Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high-stakes Senate race Wednesday, a day after several statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; primaries also set up a Republican runoff in Georgia and left tea party insurgents still scratching for a breakthrough triumph. Grimes countered with a new ad of her own, promising Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voters, â&#x20AC;&#x153;no matter who the president is, I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t answer to him, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll only answer to you.â&#x20AC;? It marked a quick attempt to neutralize McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assertion that she would serve as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama. The exchange underscored the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unpopularity in Kentucky, where a recent CourierJournal Bluegrass poll of registered voters found that only 29 percent of those surveyed had a favorable opinion of him and 57 percent had an unfavorable one. McConnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ratings after 30 years in office are almost as bad, the poll said, 29 percent favorable and 49 percent unfavorable. Kentucky and Georgia stand out as two of the most competitive races in the country this fall, at the center of a nationwide campaign in which

Republicans are mounting a strong effort to gain six Senate seats and win a majority. Somewhat improbably, given the statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strong Republican leanings, they also are the two where Democrats have their strongest hopes of winning seats currently in GOP hands and offsetting inevitable losses elsewhere. Michelle Nunn, the easy winner of the Georgia Democratic nomination, campaigned in Atlanta on Wednesday and predicted the Republican runoff would be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;race to extremes and represents the acrimony and inflexibility that people are tired of already in Washington.â&#x20AC;? Republicans David Perdue, a businessman, and veteran Rep. Jack Kingston, rivals in the 10-week runoff, previewed themes for their race as they looked for support from voters who backed former Secretary of State Karen Handel and Reps. Phil Gingrey and Paul Broun in the primary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;If you like whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on in Washington, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a perfectly good politician to vote for,â&#x20AC;? Perdue said disparagingly of his runoff rival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got to this position because we presented an alternative to a career politician.â&#x20AC;? Responded Kingston: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think people would rather have a tested conservative than a moderate outsider,â&#x20AC;? a disparaging reference to Perdue.

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Volunteer extras sought for Sunday night shoot Males ages 16 to 40 wanted for historical anti-slavery movie STAFF REPORT news@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5501

STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Extra! Extra! Who wants to be an extra? The Curtainbox Theatre Co., of Davenport, Iowa, is looking for male volunteers ages 16 to 40, or thereabouts, to help out Sunday night at the Dillon Home Museum, 1005 E. Third St., where it is filming the final local scenes of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sons & Daughters of Thunder.â&#x20AC;? According to its website and Facebook page, the film, which is based on a play by the same name, is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a historical docudrama based on the unforgettable true story of Harriet

Beecher Stoweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awakening during the Lane Rebels seminary revolt in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1834â&#x20AC;? and on the first public debates in this country on the abolition of slavery. Those interested first must email casting director Kim Furness at Kim@ thecurtainbox.com to get a release form, which must be filled out and brought that night, and other details about the shoot. The extras will need to arrive around 7 p.m.; the shoot will end around midnight. They should come dressed in dark pants and dark suit coats, white button-down shirts

and dark shoes. Ties and vests will be provided. Beards and mustaches would be nice but arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a great way to get some experience on camera and on a film set. Although there is no pay, all actors will get names listed in the final credits and a copy of the film,â&#x20AC;? the company said in a news release. The film is slated for limited theatrical, public TV and national DVD release in fall 2015. Go to www.LaneRebelMovies.com or find Sons & Daughters of Thunder on Facebook for more information about the movie.

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The call is going out for male extras ages 16 to 40 to help Sunday night at the Dillion Home Museum in Sterling, where filming of the historical docudrama â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sons & Daughters of Thunderâ&#x20AC;? has been taking place off and on since November. The Curtainbox Theatre Co., of Davenport, Iowa, promises all actors will get their names listed in the final credits, and will receive a copy of the film.

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ART EXHIBITS At The Next Picture Show DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The artwork of the Illinois Watercolor Show is on display on the the walls of TNPS. Fifty-eight pieces are part of the show this year. Artwork from the advancedplacement art students of Rock Falls High School will be shown on the front wall through May 31. TNPS will present the sixth annual Swinging for the Arts golf tournament June 13 at Timber Creek Golf Club in Dixon. For more information or to register, or to volunteer, call Bonnie Kime at 815-285-4924. Foursomes are still available. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art Student Summer 6 x 6 x 6 Campâ&#x20AC;? is drawing near. The classes are for children ages 8 to 13, and run June 10 through July 24. There will be no class during the week of July 4. Tuition is $115 for members and $125 for non-members. The cost covers all classes and includes all supplies. Call TNPS for a complete schedule and more information. James Dester is showing his work on the back wall of TNPS throughout May. Currently in the front of the gallery, member/artist Kitto is working on a mural that will be installed on the back, outside wall of TNPS, facing the Beanblossom Parking Lot. The subject matter is the history of the Beanblossom from the 1800s. Art at the Loveland DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The art collection at the Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second St., and its many other exhibits are available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Guided group tours can be scheduled by contacting Steve Wilson at swilson@lovelandcommunityhouse.org or 815-284-2741. Go to www.lovelandcommunityhouse.org for a virtual tour of the museum, and for more information. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. The art will be displayed through April 30. At Freeport Art Museum FREEPORT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emmertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm, an exhibit featuring work by Tom Heflin of Rockford and Bob Logsdon of Grand Detour, will run May 31 through Aug. 9 at the Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave. The opening reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. May 30 at the Museum. Go to www.tomheflin.com for more information about Tom Heflin.

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Jeremy Haak, aka Jeremy the Amazer, will provide a â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Fun Night of Comedy, Magic and Mind Reading!â&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m. May 31 at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. Tickets are $7 or $10 for a couple. Children under 12 get in free. Refreshments will be available. Find Jeremy the Amazer or Rosbrook Studio on Facebook for more information. Go to www.boblogsdonphotography.com for more information about Bob Logsdon. At Woodlawn Arts Academy STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Applications for upcoming art exhibits at Woodlawn Arts Academy are now available in the main office or can be downloaded at www.woodlawnartsacademy.com. Fluid Expressions II, a watercolor exhibit, opens with a public reception at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road, and runs through Aug. 15. Applications for the 2014 Juried Art Show and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Juried Art Show are available. Artists are invited to apply for these shows by Aug. 4. The Juried Art Shows will open with a public reception, including an awards presentation, from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at the academy.

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an email with the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, booking number and website or Facebook page, and gig or event schedule, or the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event schedule, to Lucas Pauley at lpauley@saukvalley.com. At Books on First DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wade Buzzard will play from 7 to 9 p.m. May 31 at Books on First, 202 W. First St. Go to www.booksonfirst.com or call 815-285-2665 for more information. Upcoming: June 7, Matthew Ed Stillman; June 14, Lojo Russo; June 21, Flying Fish; and June 28, Dan Hagemann. At Champs STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trippin Molly will play Saturday at the bar, 216 Locust St. For more information, call 815626-6003. Upcoming: May 31, Old Dogs New Chick; June 6, Corey Cox; June 7, The Cal Stage Band; June 14, Poison Apple; June 21, 30 West; and June 28, Dirty Beet Brothers and Miles Over Mountains. At The Cooler ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cal Stage and 3 Wood will play an acoustic show tonight at the bar, 311 W. Second St. Lynn Allen will play Friday. Flashpoint will play Saturday. At Cragelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PROPHETSTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reflex Blues will play May 31 at the bar, 345 Washington St. Upcoming: June 14, Carsick Radio and Pop Metal Mistress. At Cochranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chuck Murphy will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the bar, 13464 Galt Road. At Long Shot Bar & Grill ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Drop Dead Dolly will play May 31 at the bar, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road.

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MOVIE REVIEWS | X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

X-Men find the ‘70s as funny as ever BY ROGER MOORE MCT News Service

Leave it to the X-Men to put the fun back in summer blockbusters. Hugh Jackman, in the role he was coiffed to play, and the rest of the crew from pretty much every film in this past, present and future franchise, deliver the action and the laughs in “Days of Future Past,” an allstar/all-X-Men outing designed to transition from the aging first generation cast into their younger selves. It’s too long and so cluttered with characters and exposition that if you aren’t a fan of the comics, you may feel you’re being punished. But it delivers the 3-D thrills and the Wolverine (and Quicksilver) giggles, and how. In a “Terminator” future, the robotic Sentinels have all but wiped out humanity and the mutants who love them. But with the aid of timebending Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), the X-Men may be able to stop the mad – or at least greedy and irritable – scientist (Peter Dinklage) who invented these machines back during the Nixon administration. Future mutants send the greying Wolverine (Jackman), or at least his consciousness, back to 1973. And from the minute the guy wakes up in a world of

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This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Michael Fassbender as a young Magneto in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” lava lamps, Little Feat and Lectric Shave, things are popping. Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his nemesisturned-ally Magneto (Ian McKellen) need Wolverine to persuade their feuding young selves (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) to prevent a vendetta by Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) that dooms the future. So Wolverine, Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and the two mutant leaders contend with the Vietnam War peace talks, Richard Nixon, as well as the young soldier (Josh Helman) who will age into the evil Stryker

as they chase Mystique hither and yon. Because she’s seen the experiments this scientist has been doing on mutants. She’s been to Vietnam, where a selection of them were used in combat. And she’s got blood in her blue-green eyes. History is twisted and sent up, from the Kennedy assassination to “Star Trek.” They need to bust into the Pentagon, so they track down a punk teen, the future Quicksilver (Evan Peters, who just kills in this part). That break-in scene, in 3-D slow motion “bullet time,” may be the coolest action beat ever filmed

in 3-D and packs the biggest giggles in any X-Men film. Quicksilver hurtles through a sea of military police, misdirecting their guns, playing the “stop hitting yourself” game, giving wedgies. Meanwhile, in the future, Bishop (Omar Sy), Storm (Halle Berry) and Blink (Bingbing Fan) try to hold off the Sentinels using some of the most spectacular effects (instant wormholes) you’ve ever seen in a fight scene. Jackman has most of the one-liners. He drops in on the past version of Xavier’s school for gifted (mutant) kids, which has closed as the profes-

3 stars (Grade: B-plus) Cast: Hugh JackMarvel comic books. A man, Jennifer Lawrence, 20th Century Fox release. Michael Fassbender, Running time: 2:15 Ellen Page, James McAMPAA rating: PG- 13 voy, Peter Dinklage, Patfor sequences of intense rick Stewart, Ian McKelsci-fi violence and action, len, Omar Sy some suggestive mateCredits: Directed by rial, nudity and language Bryan Singer; written by The movie opens this Simon Kinberg, Jane weekend at Carmike Goldman and Matthew Sauk Valley 8 in SterVaughn; based on the ling. sor has lost his way and crawled into a bottle. “Are you a parent?” Hank/Beast asks at the door. “I sure as hell HOPE not!” The acting is all you could hope for from this cast, with Page bringing the empathy and Jackman delivering the cool. Dinklage could have added a bit more villain-

ous glee, but McAvoy reinterprets Xavier nicely, and Lawrence doesn’t let down the side. There’s no Stan Lee cameo, the onslaught of characters is a bit much, and the third act drags and drags before delivering a heartfelt payoff. But “Days of Future Past” is most everything we’d hoped the summer’s earlier popcorn pictures would be – fun.

WHAT’S GOING ON CAR SHOW Aug. 9 Classic cars in Freeport FREEPORT – Cruise Night 2014, sponsored by Freeport Downtown Development Foundation, will be Aug. 9 in downtown Freeport. As part of the event, a separate display of antique cars will be sponsored by Pearson and hosted by the Freeport Public Library in their parking lot. Around 60 to 70 antique autos are expected to be displayed. The antique cars are allowed in the library lot by invitation only, and there is no charge for the invited cars to park in the library lot or to cruise. An eligible antique car is one which is an original or a restored original from 1886 to 1969 with original factory running gear and accessories. No “street rods” are allowed. It may have appropriate accessories or equipment to make it a safe and roadworthy vehicle. Past participants will be contacted for this year’s show, but if you would like your car to be considered, call Dick Farnsworth at 815-238-6124 or Bob Logothetti at 815-990-1082. Antique cars will be parked in the library lot beginning at 3 p.m. Cruising, which is from 7 to 10 p.m., begins with an antique car parade of two laps at 7. For more information, call 815233-1357.

CONCERTS Tonight Concert planned STERLING – Music students from Woodlawn Arts Academy will perform. The students of Anne Whalen, Mardi Huffstutler and Janel Stahr, will perform at 7 tonight. The concert will be in the J. Mark Beaty Performance Center at Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.woodlawnartsacademy.com or call 815-626-4278. June 6 The Jimmys return to area MOUNT MORRIS – The Jimmys, an award-winning blues band from Wisconsin, will return

to open the Friday Night Campus Concert series at the band shell downtown. Bandleader Jimmy Voegeli brings his eight-piece powerhouse outfit to the local stage as part of the band’s Midwest tour in support of their latest release, “HaDaYa Do That Thing LIVE!”. Concessions will begin at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7. The remainder of 2014 Friday Night Campus Concert schedule is: June 13, Destination Unknown; June 20, Illinois Rail; June 27, Dave Warkins & Country Standard Tyme; July 11, Jim Kanas, Randy Sabien & Company; July 18, Gaelic Fury; July 25, Lance Brown & Friends; Aug. 1, Lyle Grobe & the Rhythm Ramblers; and Aug. 8, June’s Got the Cash. June 8 Free pops concert in Clinton CLINTON, Iowa – The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its annual free pops concert at 6:30 p.m. in Riverview Park. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information. June 20 Blues and Bluegrass FRANKLIN GROVE – If it’s the third Friday of the month, it’s Blues and Bluegrass night at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St. Open stage acoustic gospel, folk, country, blues and bluegrass will be performed, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free; donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building. Go to www.franklingroveil.org for more information. Upcoming: July 18 July 12 Jerrod Niemann in area FREEPORT – County musician Jerrod Niemann will headline the Stephenson County Fair at 7:45 p.m., with special guest Chris Cavanaugh. Niemann reached No. 1 on the country charts in April with his song “Drink to That All Night.”

nial Auditorium in Sterling High School. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. All seating is general admission. The recitals feature dancers ages 3 through adult who have been rehearsing at Woodlawn Dance Academy throughout the 2013-2014 school year. Go to apm.activecommunities. com/woodlawnarts, call 815-6264278 or visit the main office for more information.

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County musician Jerrod Niemann will headline the Stephenson County Fair at 7:45 p.m. July 12, with special guest Chris Cavanaugh. Tickets go on sale June 9 at the fair office, 2250 S. Walnut Road. For more information, call 815-235-2918. Go to www.stephensoncountyfair.org for a calendar of events. Tickets go on sale June 9 at the fair office, 2250 S. Walnut Road. Standing-room-only and track seating tickets are available for $20 each, and general grandstand seating is $10 in advance and $12 after July 5. For more information, call 815235-2918. Go to www.stephensoncountyfair.org for a calendar of events. July 26 Music Fest back in Sterling STERLING – Sterling Main Street will present the third annual Main Street Music Fest July 26 at Grandon Civic Center in Central Memorial Park in downtown Sterling. Gates will open at 1 p.m. for this all-ages festival. Tickets are $5 for those 13 and older, and entry is free for those younger than 12. There will be art and food vendors. Beer and wine will also be available. No outside food, beverage or pets will be allowed. The schedule for the day is:

Charlie Siren at 2 p.m., Grandkids at 4 p.m., The Cole Brothers at 6 p.m., and Kyle Henderson at 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.sterlingmainstreet.org, “like” Sterling Main Street on Facebook, or call the office at 815-626-8610.

Crossing. Admission to the preparty will cost $5 at the door for those without Lyle Lovett tickets. Check the Crystal Cork website or Dixon Main Street’s site at www.dixonmainstreet.com for the pre-party music lineup.

Aug. 4 Lyle Lovett coming to town DIXON – Tickets are on sale for the Aug. 4 concert of Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at the Heritage Crossing Park along the Dixon riverfront. Crystal Circle seats cost $55 and are limited to 500 seats, while general admission tickets cost $30. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the concert at 8. To buy tickets, visit www.thecrystalcork.com or stop at Crystal Cork, 219 W. First St.; Trein’s Jewelry, 201 W. First St.; or Dixon Main Street, 115 S. Hennepin Ave. Concert tickets also will allow access to the pre-party from 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 3 at Heritage

May 30 and 31 Dance recitals in Sterling STERLING – Tickets for Woodlawn Dance Academy’s 2014 Dance Recital, “All-Stars,” are on sale in the main office at Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road. The recitals will be at 6:30 p.m. May 30, and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. May 31 at Centen-

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MOUNT CARROLL – The 33rd annual Mayfest Music, Arts, and Sports Festival is fast approaching, and the Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce is selling Mayfest entry buttons for the discounted price of $6 until noon Friday. Entry will be $8 during the festival, which is Friday through Sunday. This year, entry buttons will be required inside the fenced area that encloses the performance stage area and the Rotary Beer and Wine Garden. Children 5 and under will not be required to have a button when accompanied by an adult. Buttons may be purchased early for the reduced price at the following Mount Carroll businesses: Brick Street Coffee at Market Street Commons, Mt. Carroll Bowling Center, dabluz boutique and shops @ Glenview, Good Samaritan Society, Kallemezoo’s, Land of Oz, the Mirror Democrat Office, Mount Carroll Banking Center, Mount Carroll Home Center, Mount Carroll Mobil, Pharmacy Center, Savanna-Thomson State Bank, Schneider House Furniture and Flooring, Shaw’s Market Place, Sievert’s Steak-n-Stuff, THE National Bank, and the Savanna Times Journal Office. For more information, contact the Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-244-9594 or go to www.mtcarrollil.org.


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POLO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Polo Town and Country Day is offering a Mega Pass for the carni-

val rides during the 2014 festival. The Mega Pass is $40, is good for use on all rides and can be used throughout the festival June 12-15. The passes will go on sale May 27 at First State Bank, Knie Appliance,

and Burkhardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gas, and the sales will stop at noon Thursday, June 12. No other tickets or armbands will be sold in advance. Armbands will be sold at the ticket booth at the carnival and will be $20 per day Friday, Saturday and Sun-

day during the festival. The festival begins at 9:30 p.m. June 12 with a fireworks display. Locals are welcome to bring lawnchairs and blankets and set up shop on the high school football field. The high school track team will host concessions.

The festival will continue with Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day on Friday, Country Line Live that night, and Dwyer & Michaels on Saturday. The Grand Parade and Porta Potty races will be on Sunday. There will be free entertainment for all ages all weekend.

There will again be a dunk tank, running from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, and from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. For more information and a schedule of events, go to www.polodays.org or call Jon Miller at 815973-3507.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS | SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

Artists, craftsmen and flea market dealers sought in Mendota STAFF REPORT news@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5501

MENDOTA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Crafters Market Place and Flea Market will again be featured Aug. 9 and 10 at Mendotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Sweet Corn Fes-

tival. The event will be held in Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park on U.S. Route 34, in the Mendota Elks Club parking lot on Indiana Avenue, and on Jefferson Street. Artists, craftsmen and flea market dealers from

around the Midwest are expected to fill more than 200 spaces at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event. Reserved spaces for the show are available, and applications are being accepted. Spaces are approxi-

mately 10-by-10 feet and are $70 for the weekend. To reserve a space, contact the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce office at 815-539-6507 or scfcraft@yahoo.com. The hours are set from

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. There are also 1-day spaces available for Saturday at $35 per space. No food will be served in the craft and flea market

areas. The event is open to the public at no charge. The entire festival will begin at 6 p.m. Aug 7 and run through the evening of Aug. 10. Go to www.sweetcornfestival.com for a full calendar of events.

WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GOING ON DOWNTOWN EVENTS

May 31 Party with the James Gang PEARL CITY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karaoke with the James Gang from 8 p.m. to midnight at Slurp and Burp, 4319 S. Loran Road. Email jamesgang1996@gmail.com for more information.

Friday Fourth Fridays in Sterling STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fourth Fridays promotes the slogan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Think Local. Buy Local. Be Local.â&#x20AC;? In addition to many of the participating businesses continuing to host cultural happenings, locals will also find special activities, events and savings opportunities as they explore the shopping, dining and services in Sterling. Organizers also encourage residents to be local by getting involved in the community. Go to www.fourthfridayspac. com for a list of participating businesses, specials and events. May 30 and 31 Mini-golf along the river DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dixon Main Street & Riverfront are transforming the riverfront into a mini-golf course as a festival to begin the summer. The festival will kick off with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Mini Golf Outing, which will begin with lunch at noon Friday and have a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Foursomes are $200 and include lunch and more. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, the course will be open to the public. Live music by the Downtown Rhythm Kings will be offered. Admission to the festival is free. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, the course also will be open to the public. Live music will be provided by 30 West, Small Town Hymnal, The Reuter Brothers, and more to be announced. Cost to play the course is $5 for adults and free for kids younger than 8. There will be food vendors and a beer and wine tent from Crystal Cork offered throughout the festival. June 14 Second Saturdays in Dixon DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Second Saturdays Art Happenings, featuring art, music and other cultural events, returns to various venues, mostly from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown, between First and Second streets and Peoria and Galena avenues. Go to www.Second-Saturdays. com or find the event on Facebook for a complete schedule and more details. Upcoming: July 12

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS June 1 Blessing the bikes FULTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The 25th annual Blessing of the Bikes is planned for 1 to 3 p.m. in downtown Fulton. The Rev. Arley Downie will again bless each motorcycle, bicycle or anything that has wheels on it, according to a news release. Organizers expect more than 500 cycles. There also will be a swap meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a beer tent and live music from 4 to 9 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. For more information, call 815589-9191 or 815-589-2001.

AT THE MOVIES Through Sept. 2 Short film entries wanted CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Illinois Film Office is looking for entries for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shortcuts contest for makers of short films. The office will accept entries through Sept. 2. The seventh annual contest offers a cash prize and the winning entry will be screened at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival in October. Film makers must be over 18 to enter. The films must be 15 minutes or shorter, but can be in any format. That includes animation. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner was â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Painter,â&#x20AC;? a film by Kevin Cooper and Deanna Cooper about a boy who uses art as an escape from a violent world. Go to www.film.illinois.gov for more information.

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The Viva Young Artist Studios held its Spring 2014 Student Art Show on May 15 at The Next Picture Show in Dixon. The winners were (front row, from left) Elizabeth Garland, Cayley Krug, Brett Cumberland, (back row) Kamberlin Humphrey, Azbie Azemi, Kennedi Rogers, Maddie Scheffler, Madison Cumberland, and (not pictured) Hailey Kratener. Aug. 12-16 Fair features a capella country MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Whiteside County Fair recently released its entertainment lineup. The 144th annual fair at the Morrison fairgrounds will run Aug. 12-16 at the fairgrounds at 201 W. Winfield St. Following are some of the highlights. The grandstand entertainment begins at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted: Pro bull riding returns to the grandstand. Other events that day: Western horse show, 8 a.m.; open and junior swine judging, noon and 4:30 p.m.; kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pedal pull, 2 p.m.; rabbit judging, 6 p.m. Columbia Records recording artists Home Free (www.homefreevocalband. com), an a capella country group and winner of NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The SingOff,â&#x20AC;? will play the grandstand. Also: Western horse speed events, 8 a.m.; dairy judging, 9 a.m. Solution Action Sportsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Freestyle Madness Tour, featuring BMX bike and FMX motorcycle riders performing various tricks in front of the grandstand. Also: Heavy horse hitches judging, 9 a.m. in front of the grandstand; beef cattle, junior heifer and junior steer judging, 9 a.m. in the Beef Show Arena; and new this year, ranch sorting, noon in the Gold Star Arena, which pits

horse and rider and their ability to sort cattle against the clock. Antique tractor parade, 5:45 p.m.; truck and tractor pull, 6:30 p.m. Also: Heavy horse halter classes, 9 a.m. in the grandstand; open beef show judging, 9 a.m. in the Beef Show Arena; harness racing, 1:30 p.m. in the grandstand. Demolition derby, 6:30 p.m. Also: Horseshoe tournament, 10 a.m.; kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pedal pull, 11 a.m.; harness racing, 1 p.m. In addition to the usual exhibits, vendors and concession stands, Wilson Family Rides will again provide carnival and midway attractions; the Grandpa Cratchet Stage Show returns, and there will be daily bike giveaways, and the cake and pie walk. Go to www.whitesidecountyfair. org for a complete schedule, ticket prices, exhibit information, and all other pertinent details. For more information, contact Todd Mickley, head of fair publicity and advertising, at toddmickley@2cornerstone.com or 815-772-2793.

FAMILY FUN Monday Public invited to museum ROCKFALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will welcome local families to enjoy a day at the

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FARMERS MARKETS In Sterling STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Twin City Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, year round, in the historic Twin City Produce Building, 106 Ave. A. Find the market on Facebook, go to www.twincityfarmersmarket. com, or call 815-499-7268 for a list of vendors, upcoming events and more information. In Dixon DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market has moved to the Riverfront. The farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and starting in June, from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday. In Rock Falls ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Rock Falls Farmers Market, Fourth Avenue and West Second Street, offers a variety of vendors plying their produce, crafts and other wares, from 7 a.m. to noon or so Wednesday,

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museum, 403 W. Second St. From 10 a.m to 2 p.m., firefighting activities and fire safety for the kids, fire truck rides, free lunch, and inflatables will be offered. Admission is free. Go to www.firehouseofgodministries.com/firemuseum.htm or call 815-622-9490 for more information.

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Friday and Saturday through October or November, depending on weather and interest. Farmers, gardeners, vendors and crafters are welcome to sell their goods with no need to register or pay fees. Nonprofits also are invited to use the market for fundraisers. Call the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce, 815-625-4500, for more information.

IN THE GARDEN Kids program in Rockford ROCKFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Children will have the chance to learn about seeds, germination, and plant development at Garden In a Glove from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31 at Discovery Center Museum. Experts from the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau will lead the activities. Families can plant seeds in a mini-greenhouse and take them home to germinate. The program is provided through the Winnebago-Boone Ag in the Classroom program, sponsored by the WinnebagoBoone Farm Bureau. The museum is located inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St.

KARAOKE Tuesday At Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grill MOUNT CARROLL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karaoke is offered at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grill, 123 W. Market St.

Tonight Blues and R&B jam session STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bands, singers, solo artists and musicians are welcome to participate in a Blues and R&B open mic from 8 to 11 p.m. every Thursday at Starlightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre and Lounge, 314 First Ave. A sound system and back-line are provided. The open mics are hosted by Hitzcity and the Big Band Dudes. There will be no jam session June 19 and July 10. Call 815-564-9430 for more information. Sunday Musicians welcome in Mount Carroll MOUNT CARROLL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Open mic is on tap at 4 p.m. every Sunday at Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Grill, 123 W. Market St.

AT THE MUSEUM The Depot is open AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Amboy Depot Museum, 99 E. Main St., is open for the season. Admission is free. Go to www.amboydepotmuseum. org or call 815-631-7391 for appointments or more information. History at Loveland DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The History Museum has artifacts and displays on local and national history at Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second St. The art museum also is available for viewing and features works by nationally known local artists. The museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Go to www.lovalandcommunityhouse.org for more information.

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SHANGHAI (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; China signed a landmark $400 billion deal Wednesday to buy natural gas from Russia, binding Moscow more closely to Beijing at a time when President Vladimir Putinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relations with the West have deteriorated to the lowest point ever. Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president also called for an Asian security arrangement that would include Russia and Iran and exclude the United States. The 30-year gas deal, worked out during a 2-day visit by Putin to China, gives Moscow an economic boost at a time when Washington and the European Union have imposed sanctions against Russia and Europe has threatened to cut its gas imports to punish the Kremlin over the crisis in Ukraine. The agreement enables Russia to expand the market for its gas, which now goes mostly to Europe. It â&#x20AC;&#x153;opened the door for Russia to enter into Asiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gas market,â&#x20AC;? said KeunWook Paik, senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Politically, the deal provides â&#x20AC;&#x153;breathing space for Russia,â&#x20AC;? Paik said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Russia, and Putin, can demonstrate

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Oak Brook Police Commander Jeff Weber gives protesters a warning of arrest if they walk on the McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property. Hundreds of protesters flooded the streets Wednesday near the McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corp. headquarters in Oak Brook, railing about low wages and seeking $15 per hour for the rank and file. about 100 McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workers who traveled from around the country were arrested, along with community leaders and supporters. Among them was Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union, who said in a statement released after her arrest that she wanted McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workers to know

her union members stood with them. The SEIU has been providing financial and organizational support to the fast-food protests, which began in late 2012 in New York City and have been spreading to other cities and countries. While turnout for the protests has varied, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve nevertheless

struck a chord at a time when the gap between the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich and poor has widened. Executive pay packages are coming under greater scrutiny, too, and shareholders last week rebuked Chipotle Mexican Grillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compensation of $25.1 million and $24.4 million for its coCEOs in a non-binding, advisory vote.

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not completely isolated because of the Ukraine crisis. Russia has demonstrated that they have a very reliable strategic partnership with China.â&#x20AC;? For China, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-largest economy, the deal will help ease gas shortages and curb its reliance on coal. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry noted that Russia and China have been trying to work out an energy agreement for 10 years and said the deal â&#x20AC;&#x153;isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a sudden response to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been going onâ&#x20AC;? in Ukraine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And if the world benefits as a result of that, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine,â&#x20AC;? he said. Similarly, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said of the prospect of closer Russia-China relations: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is not a surprise to us that countries that are neighbors communicating about how to work together, whether thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s through an economic partnership or otherwise.â&#x20AC;? The agreement calls for Russian government-controlled Gazprom to supply state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. with 38 billion cubic meters of gas annually, Gazprom spokesman Sergey Kupriyanov told The Associated Press.

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For Kylian Lally, ignorance is bliss when it comes to track and field. The Dixon senior is a member of a track team for the first time. He didn’t run at Reagan Middle School, and in his first 3 years at DHS, he spent his spring months preparing for wrestling season. Needing a break from the grind of offseason wrestling, he decided to give track a try, finally giving in to the requests of friends who had been after him to join the team. His goal was a somewhat modest one. “My goal when I signed up was to be able to say I made it to state in three sports this year,” said Lally, already a state qualifier in cross country and wrestling earlier this school year. “I was just hoping one of the relay teams would help me, but I had no clue it would help me individually.” With his cross country background, and the amount of running involved in wrestling, the middle distance events were a natural fit.

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LANARK – The real McCoy showed up for Amboy, along with the rest of her bat-wielding teammates, and they put on quite a hitting display in a Class 1A Eastland Regional semifinal against Fulton. The Clippers opened the game with five consecutive hits, capped by a home run by Micaela McCoy, and didn’t look back on their way to a 15-1, five-inning victory against the Steamers on Wednesday afternoon. Amboy (18-9) and Newman (14-11) will play for a regional title on Saturday at 11 a.m. It will be a rematch of the AFC Regional title game from a year ago, won by the Clippers 12-9. A star among stars for Amboy against Fulton (8-19) was McCoy, who clubbed a 2-run home run to cap off the game-opening run of five hits. Kelsie Thurman, Madeline Ely and Kaitlyn Liebing had singles, then Karlee Doege hit a double.

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Lally file School: Dixon Year: Senior FYI: 3-sport (cross country, wrestling, track) athlete for the Dukes. ... Member of school record-setting 3,200 relay foursome. ... Has top time of 1:55.77 in 800. ... Will attend Loras College this fall.

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Dixon senior Kylian Lally is in his first year running track at Dixon, but he has established himself as a standout for the Dukes. He has a top time of 1 minute, 55.77 seconds in the 800, and is part of the 3,200 relay team that set a school record of 8:01.57 at this year’s Sterling Night Relays.

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Dustin Stoudt started playing tennis his freshman year at Sterling High School, after deciding that he wasn’t interested in continuing on in his previous sport of choice, baseball. Little did he know, or did he ever think about, that in 3 short years, he’d be a captain of the squad his senior year. But it was a quick ascension, driven by a lot of work that put him in a leadership position. A fortuitous pairing with Zak Kahn has also produced positive results, including a fourthplace finish at last weekend’s Northern Illinois Big 12 Meet in Rochelle. If the pairing can repeat that feat at this weekend’s Rock Island Sectional, the two will Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com advance to the state tournament. Sterling’s Dustin Stoudt only started playing tennis during his “I think the big thing for us is freshmen year of high school, but the senior has worked his way that we have to keep our enthuup to captain of the team. siasm up from one match to

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Amboy 15, Fulton 1, 5 inn. Star of the game: Micaela McCoy, Amboy, 2-for-2, HR, 4 RBIs, 3 runs Key performers: Kelsie Thurman, Amboy, 3-for-4, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; Karlee Doege, Amboy, 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 5 SO, also 2-for-2, 3 runs, RBI; Jenna Jones, Fulton, solo HR Up next: 1A Eastland Regional final, Amboy vs. Newman, 11 a.m. Saturday

Did you know? s4HELAST3TERLINGPLAYERTO medal at the state tournament was Bill James in 1973; he finished third in the singles division. That followed two third-place trophies in the doubles division in 1971 with Steve Dickinson, and 1972 with Gary Helms.

Inside s3EEHOWTHISYEARSLOCAL singles & doubles players stack up at sectionals, B5. the next,” Stoudt said. “We’ve had the problem of having a good match, and then coming out flat the next one. Then we lose the first set and have to try and battle back.” Stoudt improved his game after spending his freshman year on the JV, taking lessons at Westwood with the likes of former Sterling coach Kip Aitken. CURVE CONTINUED ON B5

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Brendan Ryan scored on a wild pitch before John Ryan Murphy capped a two-run 13th inning with an RBI single, and the Yankees beat the Cubs 4-2 Wednesday at Wrigley Field after Chicago wasted another dominant start by Jeff Samardzija. New York scored two in the ninth against Hector Rondon to wipe out a 2-0 deficit. Samardzija pitched four-hit ball over seven innings. Ryan started the winning rally with a leadoff single against Jose Veras (0-1). Yangervis Solarte walked, and the runners moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Preston Claiborne (2-0) toward third. Ryan came home when Veras threw a pitch over Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head, and Murphy drove in Solarte with a single to right to make it 4-2. The Yankees had runners on second and third with two out when Derek Jeter grounded out to end the rally. Claiborne got the win, pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings, and David Robertson worked the 13th for his ninth save in nine chances. He gave up a one-out single to Welington

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The Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ryan Kalish slides into home plate safely as Yankees catcher Brian McCann tries to apply the tag during the seventh inning of Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Chicago. The Yankees won 4-2 in 13 innings. Castillo, but retired Nate Schierholtz on a fly ball and struck out John Baker to end the game after 4 hours, 39 minutes. Royals 3, White Sox 1:

Jeremy Guthrie, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined on a four-hitter, and the Royals rallied in the ninth inning to beat the White Sox in Kansas City and avoid being swept in their three-game series. The White Sox had scored 14 runs and hit five home runs in the first

two games. Guthrie, who is winless in seven starts since an April 9 victory over Tampa Bay, left after seven innings with the score 1-1. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out two. Davis (3-1) struck out two in a flawless eighth, and has tossed 10 scoreless innings in his last nine appearances. Holland logged his 13th save in 14 chances, but not before giving up a single to Dayan Viciedo and

walking Adam Dunn in the ninth. Paul Konerko, who leads all active visiting players with 149 RBIs at Kauffman Stadium, singled to left in the second to score Alexei Ramirez for Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s run.

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Holliday led off the bottom of the 12th with a walk, then later scored on a throwing error as St. Louis rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the bottom of the eighth at home.

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Spurs kick up their heels again Durant, Westbrook silenced as Thunder dig themselves 2-0 hole BY RAUL DOMINGUEZ !03PORTS7RITER

SAN ANTONIO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Tim Duncan added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw had 11 points apiece off the bench. The Spurs blew a 2-0 lead against the Thunder in the 2012 conference finals, but look ready to keep rolling right into the NBA Finals this time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just did our job. We won our first two games at home, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to go back and say we have to do our job and win two games at home,â&#x20AC;? Parker said. Oklahoma Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each had 15 points, but the thirdquarter barrage made spectators of both â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not that they accomplished much when they did play. The star duo combined to shoot 13-for-40, including 4-for-14 in the third quarter. Game 3 is Sunday at Oklahoma City. Playing without Serge Ibaka, and given 2 days to adjust to losing Game 1 by 17 points, the Thunder performed worse. Parker and Green each had eight points in the third quarter as San Antonio outscored Oklahoma City 33-18 in the period. It was a shocking turn for the Thunder, who started well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It definitely doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel good, and it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t,â&#x20AC;? Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope our locker room doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel good. You shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel good. We got our butts kicked. But we have a good opportunity to come back and win Game 3.â&#x20AC;?

Oklahoma City opened more aggressive on both ends, especially defensively. The physicality disrupted the Spurs early, and frustrated

them emotionally. Duncan was issued a technical with about 5 minutes left in the first quarter after complaining when Ed Malloy ruled he

threw a hip into Durant. It turned out the Spurs veteran had little to worry about, as the Thunder finished just 4-for-9 on free throws.


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Henri Poincare, a French mathematician who died in 1912, said, “Ideas rose in clouds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination.” Despite lots of groundbreaking work, he only became famous with the study of chaotic dynamics, which started in 1963. Poincare is considered the Father of Chaos. At the bridge table, you try to keep things orderly, but sometimes the form of scoring can make life chaotic. For example, in today’s deal South is in three no-trump. What should he do after West leads the spade six if his only job is to make the contract; or if he is playing in a pair event (a duplicate) and would like to win as many tricks as possible?

North, despite having only 19 high-card points, was tempted to open two notrump. But he decided against it because of the weak club holding.

South seems to start with six top tricks: three spades (given the lead), two hearts and one diamond. And surely he can establish four club tricks. However, if the defender with the club ace holds it up until the second round, declarer will need a hand entry, which must be the spade king. So, if making the contract is all that counts, South should win the first trick with dummy’s spade ace, then lead the club jack and another club. The contract is home. In a pair event, though, it will be tempting to hope that West has led fourth-highest from a suit headed by the queen and call for dummy’s spade 10 at trick one. Here, that costs the contract, because West has led secondhighest from a weak suit – unlucky. © 2014 UFS


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Can’t come back this time Another rally not in cards for Hawks against Byron BY ANDY COLBERT Shaw Media

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Sterling sophomore Jack Nitz has used this season as a learning experience as the Golden Warriors’ No. 1 varsity singles player. He expects to soak up even more experience at this weekend’s sectional meet in Rock Island.

Stoudt, Khan perfect complements as duo CURVE

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“I just found that I really enjoyed the sport,” Stoudt said. “It’s something that I want to keep on doing.” Stoudt has already made plans to play for the Sauk Valley Community College team the next 2 years, while he is getting his general education coursework done. After that, he plans to go the University of Illinois to study either computer science or computer engineering. Although he won’t continue playing competitively in Champaign, tennis will likely remain something he does in his leisure time. Playing doubles is something that started right away his freshman year, and it stuck. The pairing with Khan has helped. “This is the second year they are together, and they just complement each other well,” Sterling’s Kyle Ruiz. “They really mesh well as a team. “Dustin is just all over the court. He can reach any ball. It’s really something to see. Zak isn’t a really vocal player, but he has a strong forehand and a good serve.” According Stoudt, the two have different styles of serves, which can catch opponents off guard. “I have more of a slice in serves,” Stoudt said.

“Zak’s serve is more flat. It just means they have to be prepared for both the entire match.” Unlike Stoudt, sophomore Jack Nitz has been playing tennis since he was six. The years of experience helped him move up Sterling’s ladder quickly after spending last year on the JV team. “My parents got me into it when I was young,” Nitz said. “They just thought it’d be good for me, and I just fell in love with it. I’ve been playing ever since.” He’s been the Warriors No. 1 singles player this year, and he finished fifth at the NIB-12 Meet. The notable match from the day was taking Rochelle’s Brendan O’Rourke to a tiebreaker. O’Rourke won and ended up placing second at the tournament. “I didn’t execute in a couple key spots in that match,” Nitz said. “That’s where I am learning the most.” Nitz appreciates this is a learning year, and the sectional likely won’t be any different. The singles field will be full of mainly seniors, and often is dominated by players from the Western Big 6 schools. “He knows it’s going to be a tough field,” Ruiz said. “Being a sophomore in that group, he’ll be exposed to some tough players, and in the long run, that’ll only make him better.”

SVM SCOUTS BOYS TENNIS SECTIONAL Rock Island When: Friday, Saturday Where: Rock Island High School Local teams: Dixon, Newman, Sterling Other teams: Alleman, Galesburg, Geneseo, Moline, Princeton, Rock Island, United Township Singles to watch: Sam Bratt, Dixon fr.; Stephen Golden, United Township; Mark McLaughlin, Alleman sr.; Jack Nitz, Sterling so.; Brady Reuter, Newman sr. Doubles to watch: John Brechon & Keenan Longan, Dixon; Dustin Stoudt & Zak Kahn, Sterling; J.P. Neisewander & Andrew Schmitt, Newman; Pranav Puri & Justin Rumley, Moline Outlook: Moline won the Western Big 6 tennis title, led by the doubles duo of Puri & Rumley. Alleman’s McLaughlin was the top singles seed in that tournament, but lost in the championship to a Quincy player. The singles division will be senior dominated, which could make it tough for young locals like Nitz and Bratt. Moline sported two of the top three teams at the Western Big tournament, and could send two teams to state. Advancement: Top four singles and doubles teams advance to state tournament, hosted by Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, May 29-31

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STILLMAN VALL EY – Last year, Oregon stunned Byron in the Class 2A sectional finals with an improbable win after being down to the last strike of the game. Still smarting from that upset loss, Byron used a three-run rally of its own after two outs and two strikes in the fourth inning in a 4-1 regional semifinal win over the Hawks. “The baseball gods turned it around,” Byron coach Ray Bielskis said. “In postseason baseball, you never know what’s going to happen.” Both teams finished with seven hits, but the difference was that Byron (31-5) had five singles in a row in the decisive fourth inning. Starter Mason Smith, who had allowed no earned runs up to the fourth, retired the first two Byron batters he faced. Then, after Tyler Rowland and Nathan Peterson reached base on hard-hit singles, the count went to 3-0 on the next batter. Oregon (8-20) made a pitching change. “Mason said he was getting tired,” Oregon coach Adam Albrecht. Matt Murray, who threw just 74 pitches in a complete game Monday, was brought in. The Hawks’ ace responded by throwing two strikes on Base Byers to make it a full count. With Oregon looking to get out of the inning without giving up any runs, Byers drilled a hit up the middle that brought in Rowland. Murray worked the next batter to two strikes, but Tyler Nunez also drove the ball up the middle, scoring Peterson. Austin Carlson then drove in Byers with a gapper to right-center. “That was the story of the game – those clutch hits,” Albrecht said. “That was a tough position we put Matt in with two guys on base and a 3-0 count. After he got it

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ABOVE: Oregon first baseman Tyler Blume stretches to catch a high throw for an out during Wednesday’s Class 2A Stillman Valley Regional semifinal against Byron. The Hawks lost 4-1. BELOW: Oregon’s Matt Murray relieves starter Mason Smith on Wednesday in Stillman Valley. to a full count, I’m thinking, ‘We’re out of this.’” Those three runs, combined with another run scored in the third inning on a dropped infield pop fly, gave Byron a 4-0 lead. That third-inning run also came with two outs. In the fifth inning, Joey Rowe tried to score from first base on an infield throwing error, but was thrown out at home on a heads-up play by second baseman Dennis Reedy. “That was huge, stopping any momentum for them,” Bielskis said. With Sawyer Reynolds and Tyler Blume – who combined for three of the seven Hawk hits – up next, it was a critical stop for Byron. Up to that point, it was the first time in the game that the Hawks advanced past second base, as Daniel Lowe never got in trouble on the mound. With two outs in the seventh inning, Oregon put a scare into Byron, as Rowe scored on an

Adam Bettner double to cut the lead to 4-1. Lowe was replaced with another lefty, Peterson, who retired the next batter to preserve the win. “Both Lowe and Peterson are 1A and 1B, there’s

not much drop off,” Albrecht said. “When we scored in the seventh inning, the thought crossed my mind that this could be last year all over again. Our kids will battle and battle.”

No race strategy needed for Dixon senior NOWHERE

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His main race is the 800, and he runs the anchor leg of the 3,200 relay. “It wasn’t too tough, because I was used to cross country where it’s 3 miles compared to two laps,” Lally said. “It was just a lot quicker pace, so I guess how fast I had to run was hard to adjust to, but the distance wasn’t really that hard to get used to.” It didn’t take long for Lally to establish himself as one of the Dukes’ top runners. He turned in some strong performances in the indoor portion of the season, and kept it going once the weather broke enough to get in some outdoor meets. For Dixon coach Bruce Luther, it was a pleasant surprise. “At first we thought, ‘Well, maybe this is a fluke,’” Luther said. “After the second or third outdoor meet, we thought, ‘Well, this is amazing.’ We knew right then and there we had something.” Lally’s coming out party was the

York Invitational on April 25 in Elmhurst. Competing against an elite 800 field, Lally turned in a time of 1 minute, 55.77 seconds. That time would have been good enough for fourth place at last year’s Class 2A state finals. “He comes up and asks, ‘What’s my race strategy?’” Dixon distance coach Kel Bond said. “Well, run behind this guy, run behind that guy, stay in there and try and out-kick him. He didn’t have a clue those guys were running 1:55 already this year. It’s been easy [to coach him]. He doesn’t over-think it. It goes to the simple part of being an athlete. You show up, you work hard, and you try to win.” In a way, Lally takes a wrestler’s mentality to his running. It’s him against the athlete across (or ahead) of him, and he simply does what he needs to do to beat him. Going out too fast or too slow, or properly pacing himself – those are things seasoned tracksters think about, but are foreign to Lally. “I really don’t know what to do, so I just listen to the coaches,”

Lally said. “They tell me to run hard and turn left, so that’s what I do.” Lally may or may not have the DHS school record in the 800 with his 1:55.77. In the summer of 2003, Bond, a recent DHS graduate at the time, ran at 1:54.99 at a Junior Olympic event in Miami, but that performance has yet to be officially acknowledged as the school record. Lally is part of a record, however, in the 3,200 relay. He teamed with Simon Thorpe, Evan Grady and Alex LaMendola to post an 8:01.57 at the Sterling Night Relays. Next fall, Lally will attend Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He doesn’t know what he will study, but he plans to be a part of the wrestling and track teams. A few short months ago, being a two-sport college athlete was out of the question, but track is now in the mix. “You ask him to do something, and he does extra,” Luther said. “There’s no minimum out of him. It’s maximum, and that’s it. Physique-wise, strength-wise, endurance-wise, he’s got everything.”

SVM SCOUTS 2A BOYS TRACK SECTIONAL Burlington Central When: 4 p.m. Friday Where: Burlington Central H.S. Local teams: Dixon, Rock Falls, Sterling Rest of field: Belvidere, Boylan, Burlington Central, Freeport, Galena, Genoa-Kingston, Kaneland, Pecatonica, Rochelle, Rockford Christian, Stillman Valley, Sycamore, Winnebago Athletes to watch: Nate Dyer, Kaneland; Lucas Ege, Burlington Central; Brayden Hamblen, Rock Falls; Dion Hooker, Sycamore; Dylan Kuipers, Kaneland; Kylian Lally, Dixon; Jonathan Landis, Sterling; Jeffrey Swanson, Winnebago; Simon Thorpe, Dixon; Logan White, Sycamore Outlook: Distance is where the local schools will most likely make their mark, as Dixon’s Thorpe, Sterling’s Landis, and Rock Falls’ Hamblen will lead a solid pack of locals. Dixon’s Lally could turn some heads in the 800, and the Dukes’ 3,200 relay team would love to add a trip to state to the school record it already set earlier this month. Advancement: Top two finishers in each event, plus those meeting or exceeding state qualifying standards, advance to the state meet


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AMBOY 15, FULTON 1, 5 inn. Fulton 000 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 5 2 Amboy 573 0x â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 15 12 0 W â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karlee Doege. Ln#HELSEA,ESNIEWSKI FULTON (8-19) Maddy Andresen c 2-0-0, Jamie HuenNEKENS B    *ENNA *ONES SS    ,ESNIEWSKIPB   7HITNEY7YNKOOP BP   &AITH+ENNEDYB   /LIVIA %DFORS CF    !NN 2ENKES DH    Jenna James lf 1-0-0, Heidi Holcomb flex 0-0-0, Morgan Pannell lf 1-0-0. Totals: 19-1-5. ,ESNIEWSKI)0 2 %2 (  ("0 7YNKOOP)0 2 %2 (  3/ "" ("0 AND!NDRESENHR â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jones. RBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jones. SAC n (UENNEKENS SB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kennedy. HBPn!NDRESENBY$OEGE E n,ESNIEWSKI 7YNKOOPLOB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6. AMBOY (18-9) Kelsie Thurman 2b 4-2-3, Madeline Ely ss 2-2-1, Kaitlyn Liebing c 4-1-1, Doege p    -ICAELA-C#OYCF   (ALLIE.AUman 3b 2-2-1, Courtney Rhine dp 3-1-1, (ANNAH-C#OYLF   $ELANEY7ILHELM RF    3YDNEY 7ILHELM BFLEX    Kennedy Dinges ph 0-0-0, Julia Setchell ph 1-0-0, Elizabeth Ortgiesen ph 1-0-0. Totals: 26-15-12. $OEGE)0 2 %2 ( 3/ ""  ("0 AND,IEBING2B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thurman, Doege 2, .AUMANHR â&#x20AC;&#x201C; M.McCoy. RBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thurman  ,IEBING $OEGE --C#OY  .AUMAN 2, Rhine 2. SACn.AUMANSB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dinges, --C#OY $7ILHELM HBP n $INGES BY 7YNKOOP %LYBY,ESNIEWSKI $OEGEBY ,ESNIEWSKI LOB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5. Class 2A Stillman Valley Regional Semifinal

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

ROUNDUP

Cards come up big in clutch Season ends for Milledgeville, Eastland, Forreston-Polo By SVM Sports Staff

Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars

The Forreston-Polo Cardinals exploded for 11 runs over the final two innings Wednesday, rallying from a two-run deficit after five innings for a 12-3 victory over the Byron Tigers in a Class 2A Stillman Valley Regional semifinal. Paige Peterson had three hits, while Abby Peterson, Olivia Peterson, Alex Sterenberg and Rebekah Wilken added two hits apiece for the third-seeded Cardinals (16-11). Olivia Peterson tripled, while sister Abby Peterson gave up one earned run and four hits in a complete-game win, striking out six and walking four. Megan Bursell went the distance in the circle for second-seeded Byron. Streator 7, Dixon 1:

Erin Smith had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run for the Duchesses in a loss to the visiting Bulldogs. Beccah Jones took the loss, allowing seven runs (five earned), nine hits and four walks in seven innings. She also struck out three. Shelby Schmitz and Airiana McKinley each drove in two runs for Streator.

Abby Peterson, Forr.Polo softball, completegame win, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 6 SO, 4 BB; also had two hits Erin Smith, Dixon softball, 2 hits, RBI Paul Velasco, Fulton baseball, 4-for-4, 5 RBIs Ethan Jones, Fulton baseball, winning pitcher, 13 SO was the losing pitcher.

1A Fulton Regional Fulton 13, Milledgeville 3: Paul Velasco went

4-for-4 with five RBIs, and Ethan Jones struck out 13 in a three-hitter to lead the host Steamers to a semifinal victory. Chris Johnson/Shaw Media

Indian Creek 12, Eastland 1: Chris Pickwell

had two hits and three RBIs, and he also got the win on the mound as the Timberwolves ended the Cougarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season in the Rafael Sosa added regional semis. a double for Sterling. 2A Warren Regional Keegan Wellman took the Winnebago 5, Forrestonloss. Polo 2, 8 inn.: The CardiGeneseo 6, Rock Falls nalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season came to an 2: Cayden Erickson and end in the semifinals in Dustin Huycke drove in Warren, as the Indians runs for the Rockets (18- scored three runs in the 10) at Geneseo. Erickson top of the eighth inning.

Forreston-Poloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alex Sterenberg hits against Byron during their 2A Stillman Valley Regional semifinal Wednesday. The Cardinals won 12-3, and will play Stillman Valley for the title on Saturday. Mollie Benner was the winning pitcher.

Baseball Moline 11, Sterling 0, 5 inn.: Brady Siegmund had

two of the Golden Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; four hits in a road loss to the Maroons.

at Reynolds Field, Dixon

STREATOR 7, DIXON 1 3TREATOR    Â&#x2C6;    Dixon 001 000 0 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 5 4 W â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mollie Benner. L â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beccah Jones. STREATOR "ENNER)0 2 %2 ( 3/ Multi hitsn-IKAYLA'REENWOOD !LEA2ASHID 2. 2B n -AGGIE -C'URK 3B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Airiana McKinley. RBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shelby Schmitz 2, Rashid, McKinley. DIXON *ONES)0 2 %2 ( 3/ ""  Multi hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Erin Smith 2. 2B n "ROOKE Bailey, Smith. RBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Smith. Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late box scores Class 2A Morrison Regional Semifinal

MORRISON 5, ERIE-PROPHETSTOWN 4, 5 inn. (lightning) Morrison 100 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 5 10 1 E-P 003 01 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 4 5 1 W â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lauren Rice. Ln+YLIE!CKERMAN MORRISON (24-4) 3HANNON&INNERANCF   !LLIE7IERSEMA B    "ROOKE 3TRALOW PB    #HELSEA %ADS C    *AEDEN 7ORKMAN    2ICE DPP    ,AUREN 0ANNIER BFLEX    %MMA 3ITZMORE B    2ACHEL $AVIS LF    ,AUREN 6OS FLEXRF    %MMA-ELTONCR   %RIN.ELSON cr 0-0-0. Totals: 23-5-10. 3TRALOW  )0  2  %2  (  3/  "" 2ICE  )0  2  %2  (  ("0 and Eads. 2Bn7ORKMANRBI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eads 3, Stralow. SBn&INNERAN 7IERSEMAHBP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2ICEBY!CKERMAN E â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eads. LOB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5. ERIE-PROPHETSTOWN (23-5) +AELI+OVARIKC   3TEPHANIE4HULENCF 3-1-1, Savannah Mettler 1b 2-1-1, Emily #OX LF    !CKERMAN P    #LARE Kramer ss 2-0-0, Addison Morse 2b 1-0-0, ,AYKIN-INERRF   !SHLEY$AVISDP   !DDIE'LASSBURNBFLEX   3HELBY Adams cr 0-0-0. Totals: 19-4-5. !CKERMAN)0 2 %2 ( 3/  "" ("0 AND+OVARIKRBIn#OX !CKerman 2. SBn!CKERMANHBPn+OVARIK BY2ICE E â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Miner. LOB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4. at Veterans Park, Peru

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Girls soccer CLASS 2A Geneseo Regional Friday, May 16 s.O2OCK)SLAND .O3TERLING 3/ Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s.O'ENESEO 2OCK)SLAND s.O5NITED4OWNSHIP .O$IXON Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s match s #HAMPIONSHIP 'ENESEO VS 5NITED Township, 6 p.m. Winner advances to United Township Sectional vs. Peoria Notre Dame Regional winner, 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 27

Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com

Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Karlee Doege hits the ball Wednesday against Fulton in a 1A Eastland Regional semifinal. The Clippers advanced to the title game with a win.

Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com

Amboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Delaney Wilhelm is safe at second as Fulton shortstop Jenna Jones snags the throw during their 1A Eastland Regional semifinal Wednesday. Amboy won 15-1 in five innings.

Clippers score early, often in victory BLAST

CONTINUED FROM B1

That brought up McCoy, who deposited a Chelsea Lesniewski fastball well beyond the fence in left to make the score 5-0. It was McCoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first homer of the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Actually, it was really high,â&#x20AC;? McCoy said of the pitch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even think I was going to hit it, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ecstatic that I got a home run. It felt amazing to start the game off that way.â&#x20AC;? Thurman led off the second inning with another single, and she later drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double in the same inning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I like to do:

get on base and let everybody else bring me in,â&#x20AC;? Thurman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so fun when we swing the bats like we did today. Hopefully we can keep it going.â&#x20AC;? Thurman finished 3-for4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems like when [Thurman] gets on, we just start rolling,â&#x20AC;? Amboy coach Kelly Whitman said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contagious. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it was tonight. I liked it that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just have one big inning. We have a tendency to get one big inning, and then just have a lull for a while.â&#x20AC;? The Clippers put the game on ice with a seven-run second inning. In addition to Thurmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-run double, McCoy

and Courtney Rhine had two-run singles. Hallie Naumanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tworun double keyed a threerun third inning. Doege was solid in the circle, allowing one run, five hits and a walk in five innings. She struck out five batters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once we got those runs, it kind of set the tone for her,â&#x20AC;? Whitman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;OK, I got this, I can just do my job.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The lone offensive highlight for Fulton came from Jenna Jones, who led off the top of the fourth with a home run. The Steamers threatened in four of the five innings, but were unable to break through against Doege. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great hitting

team,â&#x20AC;? Fulton coach Jessie Rosenow said of Amboy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We split with them in the regular season, and the first game, it was a slugfest. When two teams come together and slug, one is going to outslug the other, and the Clippers did that today.â&#x20AC;? The next hurdle for Amboy is Newman, a team the Clippers beat twice in the regular season. Whitman pointed out in a postgame speech that means nothing come Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just need to pick up where we left off here,â&#x20AC;? Whitman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get on the bats early, be smart and play defense. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve beaten them twice. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to keep going.â&#x20AC;?


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

NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,

HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.,

Plaintiff(s),

vs.

505

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

vs.

TIMOTHY E. PLOCINSKI , MEGHAN PLOCINSKI, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS,

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Plaintiff(s). vs.

JONATHAN L. SKINNER, Defendant(s). 13 CH 174 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

MICHAEL D. WILLIAMS , JACLYN A. WILLIAMS, Defendant(s), 13 CH 163

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the 200 E. KNOX STREET, 3RD FLOOR LOBBY, IL 61270, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the 200 E. KNOX STREET, 3RD FLOOR LOBBY, IL 61270, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit:

Common Address: STOWN IL 61277

Common Address: 1300 FRANKLIN STREET ROCK FALLS IL 61071

111 WEST 3RD STREET PROPHET-

P.I.N. 15-33-359-002

P.I.N. 11-26-101-004

Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information.

Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information.

The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court.

The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court.

The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale.

The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale.

If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM # 11-08507

LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM # 13-04464

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I609283

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I609290

Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE, STATE OF ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-14, Plaintiff(s),

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

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

NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,

HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.,

Plaintiff(s),

vs.

Defendant(s). 11 CH 210 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the 200 E. KNOX STREET, 3RD FLOOR LOBBY, IL 61270, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: PARCEL ONE: THE WEST 50 FEET OF LOTS 1 AND 2 AND THE WEST 50 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 3 IN BLOCK 15 IN RAMSAY. SMITH AND GREENE'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PROPHETSTOWN, IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL TWO: THE WESTERLY 10 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE: LOT 1 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 2 IN BLOCK 15 IN RAMSEY, SMITH AND GREEN'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PROPHETSTOWN, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXCEPT THE WESTERLY 50 FEET OF SAID LOT 1 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 2; ALSO THE TRACT OF LAND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO WIT; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1, THENCE SOUTHERLY ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF BLOCK 15 AFORESAID TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF SAID LOT 2; THENCE EASTERLY ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 15 TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF WASHINGTON STREET; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE OF SAID STREET TO THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 1 OF SAID BLOCK 15 EXTENDED EASTERLY; THENCE WESTERLY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Common Address: 205 W. 6TH ST, PROPHETSTOWN, IL 61277 P.I.N. 21-04-107-001 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM # 11-08507

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF ILLINOIS-COUNTY OF WHITESIDE U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, successor by merger to Firstar Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, v. MARY E. SNYDER; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 14 CH 46 Property Address: 508 East 3rd Street Rock Falls, IL 61071 MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s) in the above-entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Whiteside County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff(s) against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 3 OF WOODWORTH'S SUBDIVISION OF LOT 1, BLOCK F IN THE NORTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 22, 1888 IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 57. PERMANENT TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 11-27-178-005. COMMON ADDRESS: 508 East 3rd Street, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071. and which said Mortgage was made by Glenn R. Snyder and Mary E. Snyder, husband and wife, as Mortgagors, to Firstar Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Whiteside County, Illinois as Document No. 10016-2001; And for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the said Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendant(s), file your answer to the complaint in this case or otherwise file your appearance in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, on or before the June 16, 2014, a default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. YOU ARE FURTHER ADVISED THAT THE TIME IN WHICH THE SUBJECT REAL ESTATE MAY BE REDEEMED FROM FORECLOSURE, PURSUANT TO LAW, COMMENCES TO RUN WITH THE FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. Clerk of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Whiteside County, Morrison, Illinois

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

Defendant(s), 13 CH 163

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the 200 E. KNOX STREET, 3RD FLOOR LOBBY, IL 61270, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the 200 E. KNOX STREET, 3RD FLOOR LOBBY, IL 61270, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit:

LOT FIVE AND WESTERLY SIXTEEN FEET OF LOT FOUR IN RESURVEY OF BLOCK SIX, IN STURTEVANTS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF PROPHETSTOWN, IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT, AS CONTAINED IN THAT WARRANTY DEED FROM CLYDE OLSSON AND HELEN E. OLSSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, TO DONALD F. MAJESKI AND BETTY MAJESKI, HUSBAND AND WIFE, DATED FEBRUARY 4, 1969 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ON FEBRUARY 7, 1969, AS DOCUMENT NO. 336323, TO LAY A WATER PIPE ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT SEVEN IN THE RESURVEY OF SAID BLOCK SIX FROM THE PREMISES HEREINABOVE CONVEYED TO THE WATER MAIN IN LAFAYETTE STREET IN SAID CITY OF PROPHETSTOWN, AND TO MAINTAIN SAID PIPE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING WATER FOR SAID PREMISES CONVEYED FROM THE MAIN IN SAID LAFAYETTE STREET, SAID PIPE TO BE LAID AS CLOSE AS PRACTICABLE TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT SEVEN.

THE WEST 75 FEET OF LOT 14 IN BRODERICK SUBDIVISION, BEING PART TO LOT M-25 OF MARTIN ESTATES SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHEAST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 22 AND THE SOUTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 23, AND THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26 AND THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JANUARY 12, 1956 IN BOOK 10 OF PLATS ON PAGE 33. SITUATED IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Common Address: STOWN IL 61277

The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court.

111 WEST 3RD STREET PROPHET-

P.I.N. 15-33-359-002 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

TAX DEED NO.: 2014-TX-37 FILED: 4/4/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Lee Date Premises Sold: November 1, 2011 Certificate No.: 2011-00010 Sold for General Taxes of (Year): 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special Assessment Number: N/A Warrant No.: N/A Installment No.: N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property Located at: 33 East Provost Street, Amboy, IL 61310Legal Description or Property Index No.: 02-1515-455-021 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on September 25, 2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before September 25, 2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Lee County in Room 330 on October 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM. You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before September 25, 2014 by applying to the Lee County, Illinois at the County Court House in Dixon, Illinois.

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P.I.N. 11-26-101-004 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information.

The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM # 13-03961

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TO: Occupant; Matthew J. Duncan; Joann M. Duncan; Howard E. Duncan; Matthew Morency; Jo-Ann M. Duncan; Jessie Duncan; Collection Professionals, Inc.; Scott Steven Edwards as R/A for Collection Professionals, Inc.; Aplington Kaufman McClintock as Attorneys for Collection Professionals, Inc. in 12SC476; Jo-Ann M. Duncan; Cathy Myers, County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois; Claimants, Judgment Creditors, and Decree Creditors, if any of the above described as "Unknown Owners"; "Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots".

Common Address: 1300 FRANKLIN STREET ROCK FALLS IL 61071

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LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM # 13-04464

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK 112 East 2nd Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021 815-288-3309

May 15, 22, 29, 2014

MICHAEL D. WILLIAMS , JACLYN A. WILLIAMS,

Defendant(s). 13 CH 174

I609292

May 22, 29 & June 5 2014

Name: Sheryl A. Fyock Address: LATIMER LeVAY FYOCK LLC Attorneys for the Plaintiff 55 West Monroe Street Suite 1100 City: Chicago, Illinois 60603 Phone: (312) 422-8000 (312) 422-8001 (fax) ARDC No. 06204378

Plaintiff(s). vs.

JONATHAN L. SKINNER,

TIMOTHY E. PLOCINSKI , MEGHAN PLOCINSKI, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS,

I609283

vs.

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STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, COUNTY OF WHITESIDE IN PROBATE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS A. MYERS DECEASED. NO. 2013 P 30 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION – CLAIMS Notice is given of the death of Thomas A. Myers, of Dixon, IL. Letters of office were issued on April 25, 2014, to Susan J. Myers, 116 N. High St., Lanark, IL 61046 and Amy L. Milby, 9776 Luther Rd., Rock Falls, IL 61071, whose attorney is Edward J. Mitchell, Attorney at Law, 110 N. Broad Street, Lanark, IL 61046. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at Lee County Courthouse, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, IL 61021, or with the representative, or both, within 6 months from the date of issuance of letters 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 10 days after it has been filed. Dated: April 25, 2014 Susan J. Myers and Amy L. Milby Representative By: Edward J. Mitchell Attorney May 8, 15, 22, 2014 NOTICE OF ORDINANCE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Library Trustees of the Rock Falls Library District, pursuant to “An Act regulating wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the state, county, city or any public body or any political subdivision or by anyone under contract for public works”, approved June 26, 1941, as amended, has determined on, and as effective from, May 2014 that the general prevailing rate of wages in this locality for laborers, mechanics and other workers engaged in the construction of public works coming under the jurisdiction of the Library District, is the same as determined by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois for Whiteside County as of May 2014. A copy of the full resolution and the Department of Labor determination is available for inspection by any interested party in the main office of the Library District at Rock Falls Public Library District, Rock Falls, Illinois, and to any employer or association of employers and any person or association of employees who have filed, or file their names and addresses, requesting copies of the same.

May 22, 2014

Rock Falls Public Library District By: Edward M. Mulvaney Secretary of the Board of Trustees

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May 22, 29 & June 5, 2014 LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID BID #B2014-06-09 The City of Sterling is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of ONE (1) black 2013 4-door Chevrolet Tahoe 4X4 Police Package Vehicle at the office of the City Clerk, Coliseum Building 212 Third Avenue, Sterling, Illinois 61081, until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday June 4, 2014 at which time they will be opened and publicly read. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids not meeting minimum specifications will be automatically rejected unless the bidder stipulates the exception on a separate sheet attached to the bid form. Marie Rombouts City Clerk City of Sterling

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Legal Notice Invitation to Bidder Bid #B2014-6-7 The City of Sterling is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of one (1) 2015 Ford Taurus SE at the office of the City Clerk, Coliseum Building 212 Third Avenue, Sterling, Illinois 61081, until 10:00 a.m., Friday June 6, 2014 at which time they will be opened and publicly read. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids not meeting minimum specifications will be automatically rejected unless the bidder stipulates the exception on a separate sheet attached to the bid form. Marie Rombouts City Clerk City of Sterling ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on May 5, A.D. 2014 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Jos Seablooms located at 1612 Joliet Way, Dixon, IL 61021. Dated this 5th day of May A.D., 2014 Cathy Myers County Clerk by Gerome Knack Deputy May 15, 22, 29, 2014

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR The Whiteside Area Career Center will be hiring an Assistant Director beginning July 1, 2014. Duties will be similar to a high school assistant principal. It will be a 200 day contract, with salary contingent on experience. Qualifications are a current IL Type 75 Administration Certificate and completion of the Illinois Teacher Evaluation Training. Resume and application deadline is May 30th. Please contact Kim Purvis at 815-626-5810 or kpurvis@wacc.com for more information.

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

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Sauk Valley Media has a full-time opening for a Customer Service Representative in our Advertising Department. We are looking for an individual that possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, mathematical aptitude, multi-tasking ability, basic computer and typing skills, effective time management, strong organizational skills, and a positive team building attitude.

Motor Routes Available Inquire in person at:

Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway Sterling, IL 61081

Telegraph 113 S. Peoria Dixon, IL 61021

or call: 625-3600 or 284-2222, ext. 301

Duties for the position include fielding phone inquiries from advertisers, proofing ads, delivering proofs to clients when necessary, mailing out correspondence and promotional material to advertisers, scheduling, handling walk-in customer, and assisting the ad team in achieving revenue goals. Must possess and maintain a valid Drivers License, Proof of Insurance, Reliable Transportation and Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. If you are interested in joining our team, send your resume to: Donna McDonald, Advertising Operations Manager Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 email: dmcdonald@saukvalley.com

This posting does not necessarily contain all of the actual or essential duties of the position. Sauk Valley Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-free Workplace.


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Sterling Today, Inc. Library Plaza Parking Lot Repairs

Time and Place of Opening of Bids Sealed proposals for the improvement described below will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 212 Third Avenue, Sterling, Illinois, until 10:30 o'clock A.M., on Friday, June 6th, 2014. Proposals will be opened and read publicly at that time. Description of Work Name: Parking Lot Repairs Length: Not Applicable Location: Library Plaza Proposed Improvement: Pavement patching, crack filling, application of asphalt sealer Bidders Instructions 1. Plans and proposal forms will be available in the office of Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. 809 E. Second Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021 ($10.00 Non-Refundable Fee for Bid Documents) 2. Prequalification by Illinois Department of Transportation is required. 3. All proposals must be accompanied by a proposal guaranty as provided in Illinois Department Of Transportation BLRS Special Provision for Bidding Requirements and Conditions for Contract Proposals contained in the “Supplemental Specifications and Recurring Special Provisions”. 4. The Awarding Authority reserves the right to waive technicalities and to reject any or all proposals as provided in BLRS Special Provision for Bidding Requirements and Conditions for Contract Proposals contained in the Supplemental Specifications and Recurring Special Provisions”. 5. The Award of the Contract will be made within 30 Calendar Days after the opening of proposals. Bids shall remain valid for this time. 6. Bidders need not return the entire contract proposal when bids are submitted unless otherwise required. Portions of the proposal that must be returned include the following: a. BLR 12210 – Contract Cover b. BLR 12220 – Notice to Bidders c. BLR 12221 - Contract Proposals d. BLR 12222 - Contract Schedule of Prices e. BLR 12223 – Signatures f. BLR 12230 – Proposal Bid Bond 7. The quantities appearing in the bid schedule are approximate and are prepared for the comparison of bids. Payment to the Contractor will be made only for the actual quantities of work performed and accepted or materials furnished according to the contract. The scheduled quantities of work to be done and materials to be furnished may be increased, decreased or omitted as hereinafter provided. 8. Submission of a bid shall be conclusive assurance and warranty the bidder has examined the plans and understands all requirements for the performance of work. The bidder will be responsible for all errors in the proposal resulting for failure or neglect to conduct an in depth examination. The Awarding Authority will, in no case be responsible for any costs, expenses, losses or changes in anticipated profits resulting from such failure or neglect or the bidder. 9. The bidder shall take no advantage of any error or omission in the proposal and advertised contract. 10. If a special envelope is supplied by the Awarding Authority, each proposal should be submitted in that envelope furnished by the Awarding Agency and the blank spaces on the envelope shall be filled in correctly to clearly indicate its contents. When an envelope other than the special one furnished by the Award Authority is used, it shall be marked to clearly indicate its contents. When sent by mail, the Awarding Authority at the address and in care of the official in whose office the bids are to be received. All proposals shall be filed prior to the time and at the place specified in the Notice to Bidders. Proposals received after the time specified will be returned to the bidder unopened. 11. Permission will be given to a bidder to withdraw a proposal if the bidder makes the request in writing or in person before the time for opening proposals. By Order of Sterling Today, Inc. (Awarding Authority) Mary Benson President Note: All proposal documents, including Proposal Guaranty Checks or Proposal Bid Bonds, should be stapled together to prevent loss when bids are processed. May 22nd, 2014

STERLING GARAGE SALES 624

STERLING GARAGE SALES 624

APPLIANCES

Don't Miss this Sale, Everyting Goes!! Wed./Thurs. 10-6, Fri. 12-6, Sat. 9-4 Early Sales Starting Tues. Bizarre Americana 609 W. Third St. By Steel Worker's Credit Union bottom Ave. G Bridge Beds- twin, full, queen, king, $90. Recliner, sofa, dresser w/mirror, love seat, micro. stand, gun rack, TV stand, new queen/ king box springs, office chair. Like new washer, coffee & end tables, headboards. 5,000 & 8,000 BTU air conditioners, beautiful dining table & 7 chairs, large table, sofa sleeper, toddler & beds, gas stove, ent. center, double reclining sofa, side by side refrig., Kenmore refrig., 3pc. Sectional w/hide-a-bed, twin roll-away bed, sm. table & 2 chairs, sm. computer desk. Much more! 815-718-4385.

THE EMPORIUM THRIFT STORE 115 W. 3rd St. Sterling

CLOVER HILLS

Fri. & Sat., 8-5 2201 16th Ave. Garage Sale

CELEBRATE STERLING'S FOURTH FRIDAY May 22,23,24 50% OFF STOREWIDE

WOOSUNG GARAGE SALES 624 Fri. 8-3 Sat. 8-2 209 Endicott Rd. (4 mi. N. of Dixon on Rt. 26) boy's NB-18 mo., girl's NB- 3 mo., & 5-10/12, jr. & adult, toys, crib bedding, scrubs, work boots, bookcases, home décor, kitchen items, car speakers, gas powered bike ...

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151 Original WW2 German model K98 Mauser Rifle must have FOID card. $600 OBO 815-284-9967

GUNS & ARCHERY

710

LEASE TO OWN APPLIANCES TV’S MATTRESSES

815.625.8529

SPORTING GOODS

716

Wilson Imperial left-handed women's golf clubs, incl. bag & pull cart $75 815-590-6920

BUILDING SUPPLIES

720

5- Anderson 200 Series windows $1500 for all. New Mono Trusses 2' On center up to 2/12 Pitch. New Call for more info $2000. Call 815303-9321

FURNITURE

755

England Sofa 2 matching blue lane recliners. Bought at Harold's Furniture. Paid $1439. Barley used. Exc. cond. $700 815-4994187 or 815-4384451 Glass top patio table & 4 chairs. $50. 815-625-8895 Kitchen table and two chairs. $50 815-625-8895

Fri. 9-2 Sat. 8-12 1805 19th Ave. boy's NB - 9 mo., girl's 4-8, boy's Mmen's M, & women's/Jr. clothes, shoes, brand new guitar, microwave, tons of toys, decorations, & misc.

22 long ammo. Box of 50 $6. box of 500 $55. FOID req. Call 815-9731334. 710

Laz-boy couch recliner, 75”, navy leather with fold down center console. $500 815453-5039

Friday 9-5 & Sat. 9-12. 25570 Indian Ridge Rd. Lots of clothes, & misc.

Reliable, LIKE NEW used appliances, cmsappliance.net (815)626-1003

Light Oak table 2 leaves, 4 padded chairs + 2 captain chairs, well made! $450 815-9738903

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FURNITURE

755

Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477.

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 2 dogs free to good home. Pit bull beagle mix & pit lab mix. Both girls. Very sweet. Good with kids. Both fixed. 815289-7109 or 779245-7109

★ NEW TODAY ★ 5 bird cages, 4-5' tall, on wheels. $100/ea. Call 815535-7137 Blue Russian/ Siamese kittens, gray with ghost stripes. Free to good homes only. Will be ready in 4 weeks. Call 815994-0921 Free 2 Calico female kittens, 9 weeks. 815-5177836 Free Rescued Kitten, female, 6 wks., black & orange, white feet, 815-626-0929 Free to good home, 2F, 1M kittens. Litter trained. 779-245-3792 Sweet & lovable cats and kittens free to good homes only. Call 815-590-7625. Wanted: small adult chihuahua, female, spayed, housebroken, reasonably priced or free. 815-564-9022 after 1 pm. WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

LAWN MOWERS

779

1990 John Deere 318 runs great & looks great! $850 Call after 4. 815625-6463 John Deere 345 w/bagger $3700, John Deere 360 $2500, Cub Cadet $1400, Simplicity w/power take off $1400. 815-4401790

S u do k u ! Answer on B13 CELEBRITY CIPHER by Luis Campos

Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another.

TODAY’S CLUE: X equals D “RWO YTIX ‘WBJJHZOPP’ YTSCX CTPO HRP VOBZHZM HA HR YOIO ZTR LBC B Z E O X L D P B X Z O P P. ” - - E B I C M S P R BU KSZM Previous Solution: “Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies. He was the Cal Ripken of show biz. RIP to one of the true legends.” -- James Woods (c) 2014 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 4-16

Astrograph Change is in the air Thursday, May 22, 2014

PUZZLE ENTHUSIASTS: Get more puzzles in “Random House Crossword MegaOmnious” Vols. 1 & 2

Everything will fall into place once you have fine-tuned your game plan. Your modesty and truthfulness have won you many supporters. Romance is imminent, and improving your current relationship or finding someone new will brighten your future. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Lending or borrowing is likely to land you in hot water. Be cautious, and don’t believe everything you hear. Someone is likely to deceive you if you are too trusting. Protect your assets. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Reorganize your personal papers. You may have overlooked a way to increase your savings. Concentrate on reducing debt and setting up a reasonable budget. Fix up your personal space to suit your needs. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Irrational jealousy will cause problems in your personal life. Don’t say anything that you may later regret. Recognize your shortcomings and work at becoming the person you want to be. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Relationship issues can

be successfully handled with finesse. Summon your selfconfidence and make a move that will help you promote your desires. Don’t be hesitant to share your thoughts. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -You can spare yourself some grief by keeping quiet. You could get hurt if you are too open. Do not reveal personal information, lest someone use it against you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Some changes are necessary if you plan to follow your dreams. Build up your energy level in order to help your self-image. Get active and make positive alterations. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Show the ones you love how much you care. Someone may be feeling left out. Offer a pep talk that will help you form a closer bond. Adventure will beckon you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Minor upgrades to your home will add to your comfort. If you Work side-by-side with contractors or friends and family members, the job will be finished quickly.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Be leery of people looking for sponsors or donations. Even if the cause seems legitimate, ask for proper identification. Keep in mind that charity begins at home. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You will feel emotionally battered if you let someone take you for granted. The situation will not improve unless you do something about it. Stand up and be heard. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Change is in the air. Your varied talents could lead the way to a rewarding career move. Your accomplishments are being recognized, so continue to stay on your path. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Special-interest groups or events will introduce you to new people and possibilities. Get connected with people who have the most relevance to you and your beliefs.

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LAWN MOWERS

779

MTD Yard Machine 15.5hp B&S, 42” cut, 7spd shift on the go. Very good cond. $575. 815-973-3223. Simplicity Conquest garden tractor, 50” mower, 18hp. Like new. 235 hrs. $2,000/ firm. 815-499-7308

LAWN & GARDEN

781

2002 John Deere X585 4x4. 54” mulching mowing deck, 51” rotary broom MC519 bagging cart. 46” snow thrower. $8,900. Call 815441-7500 Will sell separately.

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

785

Brand New Nordictrack Treadmill C700. Paid $850 asking $700. Call 815-535-3835

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

TOOLS & MACHINERY

792

Sears Contractor Series Woodshaper $150 815564-5307 Stihl MS310 20” Chainsaw w/ case bars, chains, many extras. 815-4403702

WANT TO BUY 795 Will buy crochet, knitting books and magazines. Leave message. 815-4997386

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE '99 Ford F-150 Ext.-Cab fiberglass running boards $30 815-857-3410 12 ½ ft. telescopic ladder like new. $100. 815-6257822 2 heavy duty porter cable 7 1/4” circular saws $80/ both. 815-631-1534 5,000 mulch, fertilizer, lawn care, Scott's Crab Grass Preventer. $25 Builder Discount

★ NEW TODAY ★ 60pc. Pfaltzgraff dining wear set, (April) pattern, $125. also 1 twin headboard, solid maple, $65. 815626-1618 Amana washer machine. Top load. New 9/13 $300 815-441-7567 Blacktop Seal Coating Early Order Discounts Fritz Asphalt 815-499-2940 Breadman automatic bread maker, like new, $30. 815631-3295 Canada Drug Center Safe and affordable medications. Save up to 90% on your medication needs. Call 1-800-681-2760 $25.00 off your first prescription & free shipping. Char/griller smoker and grill. $70 815-441-7567 Clean full size Kenmore portable dish washer. Energy Star. Exc. Condition $150. Listed around $500 815-718-4272 Cross over tool box $100 815-8573410 EXERCISE EQUIP: Ab Circle Pro $45, New Nordictrack Skier $475, Vigorfit Gym $350 815994-2706 Before 2PM or leave message For Sale Nice 60” desk, plush chair, mobility scooter, fishtank, tv's, file cabinet, round coffee table, rebounder, bag toss, grandfather clock, ipod w/speakers. 815-288-6459. 8:30am-3:30pm FREE! 60” works good, 849-9923 Golf traveling Exc. Cond. quality. $30. 441-0747

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MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE Hammock, like new, 88x35x29, steel frame, $30 815-631-3295. Hexagon screen house, 14x12 used for camping. $50. 815-625-7822 HOMEOWNERS WANTED!!! Kayak Pools is looking for demo homesites to display our maintenance-free pools. Save thousands of $$$ with this unique opportunity. CALL NOW! 800.315.2925 kayakpoolsmidwest.com

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Hot water pressure washer. 5GPM 3000 PSI mounted on single axial trailer. $3500 815-266-1898 Household itemsWasher/Dryer, Lamps, coffee table & matching end tables, book cases, shelving, Chairs, Office furniture, Patio furniture, Kitchen items. All excellent condition Best Offer 815-622-1688 If you need Gravel hauled call 815499-7195 Indoor growing lights600-400 watt shades, ballasts, timers, fans. $300 815-288-4984 Lg. stack of Rough Sawn hardwood lumber, oak, walnut cherry. $750 Or $1.50 per running ft. 815-2883301 New truck tool box for inside bed. $100 815-8573410 New wood porch swing w/frame, still in box! $60 815284-1572 “Pride” Mobility Elect. Scooter for sale by owner. Lightweight, easy to handle. Long lasting batteries. Excellent Condition. $950. Call 815-626-0240 Professional Office- Must Sell. Executive, 2 pedestal, oak office desk, office chair, filing cabinets-vertical & horizontal-3 four drawer, 1 two drawer, book shelves, fax machine, canon copier & stand, shelving units. All in excellent condition. 815-622-1688 Scooter Store Power Chair TSS300, like new condition, $4,000 new, asking $650, 815-849-5466 Sears craftsman electric leaf wacker shredder. $20 815535-3758 See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS Slexitec Wondertile flooring 5'5”x7'9” $50 815288-3688

★ NEW TODAY ★ Twin, full, queen, king beds. Dresser, washer, sofa sleeper, nice sofa, refrig., recliner. 815-718-4385 Vinyl Lift chair & Transfer wheel chair $600 total. Good cond. 815849-5153

FARM EQUIPMENT

855

1486 IHC Tractor 6,210 hrs., $13,000 815-438-3145 or 815-590-0045 60” Rotary Mower 3 pt. hitch 540PTO (rough cut) $650 815-778-1900 New Holland haybine #492, $7,000 815-438-3145 or 815-590-0045 New Holland Model 353 Grinder Mixer, $7,000 815438-3145 or 815590-0045

CLASSIC CARS

904

1977 Ford LTD Landau 46k mi. all original, mint condition! $12,000 815-973-0232

AUTOMOBILES

905

'03 Buick LeSabre 3.8L V6 Engine, VERY WELL MAINTAINED $2500 815-440-1270


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1991 Corvette Convertible, auto, 33K mi., teal, exc. cond., $15,000 815-716-8904 1993 Mercury Topaz GS, $1,000, needs work. 815626-5629 1999 Toyota Camry, newer tires. Gold. $1050. Call 803-539-1807 creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.

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â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2005 Lincoln LS Sedan Coupe, sharp, 75,500 mi. $6500/obo AND 2008 Polaris Sportsman HO ATV, 604 mi., $4300/obo 815718-1169 2007 Hyundai Accent 2dr hatch, 1 owner, very clean. Auto., air, 114k. No rust, no dents, no disappointments. $5700 815-9736609 after 5 pm

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925

Parting out 1997 F150. Front clip $450. Bed liner and tool box $150. 3 Doors and tailgate $150. OBO or all $700. Call 815626-1779 leave message.

MOTORCYCLES

MOTORCYCLES

911

2001 Oldsmobile Silouette 97k miles, like new! $5200 815-973-0232

Fortune Cycle's SPRING BIKE RUN Sat. May 31 Sign In 10a.m.-noon at Fortune Cycle 901 W. 4th St. Sterling Last Bike in at 5 p.m. Free Food Door Prizes

935

2000 Harley Super Glide, 20K mi. Newer battery & tires. Detached windshield. Burgundy. Saddlebags. Runs great! $6300/obo. 815499-2907. 2004 Harley 883 Sportster, silver, windshield, luggage carrier & safety guards. 23K. mi. $4000. Call 815-564-8041. 2010 Fatboy Lo black (VIN:1HD1JN 517AB011422) Well kept, 8K mi. $13,500 Garaged in Morrison, IL. Call or text: Stan 563212-9507.

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2006 HARLEY Davidson Ultra Classic, 22,000 mi, blue, new tires, lots of chrome, battery tender, painted dash to match, upgraded amp & speakers. 815-9739760

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AUTOMOBILES

A.T.V.S

936

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2003 Honda Rancher 4x4, elec. shift, winch, snow plow, $2500 815677-1206

BOATS/MOTORS

1990 Landau bass boat & trailer. 35Hp Mercury, Minn-kota troll motor, extra prop, 2 pwr. winch anchors, Humminbird 200x depth finder. $3500 815-440-6756

ONE TEAM

48 9 IILLINOIS LLINOIS ROUTE 2, 489 DIXON, IL 61021

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON RT. 2 BETWEEN DIXON & STERLING BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-8PM SATURDAY 8AM-5PM

www.DIXONFLM.com 815-288-3366

2014 Ford Fiesta SE

D L O S

 3217,$& *5$1' 35,;

3800 V6, SUPER CLEAN!

945

17 ft. 2009 Shasta Camper, $11,000 firm. Very clean. Like new. 815625-0067. 803 Ave. D Rock Falls

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 1999 Salem 5th wheel, 27', bunks, 6' slide, C/A/heat, $5200 815-6771206 2001 24' Coachman Catalina Lite, sleeps 6, new AC. $3,800 815-9737909 or 973-0773 2002 Keystone Montana 5th Wheel, fully loaded, beautiful fireplace, 3 slide-outs, 4 canopies, gorgeous inside & out, outside shower, exc, cond., $18,000 815-4405200 2007 Club Car elec. golf cart. Lift kit, tires, wheels, back seat, radio, lights. $3800. 815716-0457. 2008 Camper/ Toy Hauler. Sleeps 4, kitchen, bath, ducted heat, A/C, very clean. $12,000 Call 815-626-7278 2009 Terry 28' Travel Trailer w/ slideout, queen bed, LCD tv w/ DVD player Lower Price! $17,500/obo 815-973-1114. 2010 26' Starcraft Camper. 1 slideout, sleeps 6. Elect. awning & jack. Exc. cond. $16,500 815-4412045 960

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THE BEST CASH PAID FOR JUNK or

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TRAILERS/RVS

815-441-0246 ABSOLUTELY

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RUNS GREAT! ONLY 80,000 MILES!

940

Eliminator Monaco Bow Rider IO. MINT: MUST see to believe. 300 hrs. $50K new. Blue printed prop, dual battery, marine radio cover, OKT trailer. $19,900 815-288-6412

AUTOS WANTED

Stk# AE8187

Stk# AE8311

940

BOATS/MOTORS

MSRP MSRP....................................$20,310 $20,310 Dixon Discount........................$1,193 MFG Rebate ............................$2,000 * MUST QUALIFY * Must Finance With Ford...........$1,000 Farm Bureau Members Only....$500

YOUR PRICE

15,617*

$

2014 Ford Fusion SE FWD Stk# AE8179

MSRP....................................$17,790 MSRP .$17,790 Dixon Discount........................$638 MFG Rebate ............................$1,000 * MUST QUALIFY * Must Finance With Ford...........$1,000 Farm Bureau Members Only....$500

YOUR PRICE

15,152*

$

2014 Ford Taurus FWD SEL Stk# AE7915

Unwanted (running or not)

VEHICLES $150-$2000

We Pay the BEST! Guaranteed! Fastest Pickup All calls answered 7 days a week. Licensed Dealer

815-441-0246

(Don't be lied to, this number is not affiliated with any other number in paper)



$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 815-499-3543

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SUNROOF, LEATHER, 3RD SEAT! LOW MILES!



D L O S

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V6, COLD AC, ONLY 84,000 MILES!

MSRP MSRP....................................$25,035 $25,035 Dixon Discount........................$1,614 MFG Rebate ............................$2,000 * MUST QUALIFY * Must Finance With Ford...........$500 Farm Bureau Members Only....$500

YOUR PRICE

20,421*

$

2014 Ford Escape SE FWD Stk# BE8302

MSRP....................................$32,015 Dixon Discount........................$2,146 MFG Rebate ............................$3,750 * MUST QUALIFY * Must Finance with Ford ...........$1,250 Farm Bureau Members Only....$500

YOUR PRICE

24,369*

$

2014 Ford Edge AWD SEL Stk# BE8286

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We are licensed & insured to buy vehicles. Running or non running, scrap, Ect. 7 days a week. All Calls Answered!

MSRP MSRP....................................$23,505 $23,505 Dixon Discount........................$1,070 MFG Rebate ............................$2,000 * MUST QUALIFY * Farm Bureau Members Only....$500

YOUR PRICE

19,935*

$

2014 Ford F-150 Super Cab 4x4 Stk# BE8232

MSRP MSRP....................................$39,815 $39,815 Dixon Discount........................$2,515 MFG Rebate ............................$2,000 * MUST QUALIFY * Must Finance With Ford...........$500 Farm Bureau Members Only....$500

YOUR PRICE

34,300*

$

2015 Ford F-250 4x4 Super Cab Stk# BE8282

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MSRP MSRP......................................$40,760 ..$40,760 Dixon Discount........................$3,336 MFG Rebate ............................$3,000 YOUR

MSRP MSRP....................................$46,060 $46,060 Dixon Discount........................$3,210 MFG Rebate ............................$500 Farm Bureau Members Only ....$500

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Must Finance With Ford...........$1,000 Farm Bureau Members Only ....$500 Trade In Assistance/Must Trade..$750

815-625-9600 *75 months @4.99%, plus tax, title, license & doc fee. Photos for illustration only.

* MUST QUALIFY *

PRICE

32,174*

$

* MUST QUALIFY *

625-3600 OR 284-2222 YOUR PRICE

41,850*

$

* Not including tax, title, license or doc fees. All rebates and incentives applied. **Finance rate varies depending on credit worthiness of customer as determined by bank approval. Some customers will not qualify. Photos for illustration only. Offer ends 05/31/2014.

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THE ENGINE HAS CHANGED FOR 2013, AND IS NOW POWERED BY A 24-VALVE 3.6-LITER V6, BOASTING A 30 MPG HIGHWAY RATING. THESE NICELY FURNISHED LT MODELS INCLUDE FRONT BUCKET SEAT AND CONSOLE, 6-WAY POWER DRIVER’S SEAT, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, TRACTION CONTROL, 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES WITH ABS, 17 INCH 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS, DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL, LEATHER-WRAPPED TILTSTEERINGWHEELWITHAUDIOCONTROLS ANDCRUISECONTROL,FOLDINGREAR SEAT AND MUCH MORE. REMAINDER OF BUMPER-TO-BUMPER PROTECTION PLUS THE BULK OF GM’S COMPREHENSIVE 5YR/100,000 MILE POWERTRAIN WARRANTY.

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2013 CHEVY IMPALA STK #R555

$14,888*

2001 FORD F-250

WHITE DIAMOND, REAR VIEW CAMERA, CRUISE CONTROL, LOADED WITH EQUIPMENT, FULL FACTORY WARRANTY, STK#R634

ONLY 7 MILES!!00

$20,988*

2002 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER 4WD!

LT MODEL, AUTOMATIC, POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS, KEYLESS ENTRY, TRAILER PACKAGE, CRUISE CONTROL, STK#2019B

$7,788* 2007 CHEVROLET IMPALA VALUE !

CRUISE CONTROL, AUTOMATIC, POWER SEAT, STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, KEYLESS ENTRY, FWD, STK#R660A

$8,988*

4WD, TOW PACKAGE, KEYLESS ENTRY, POWER WINDOWS, STEP TUBES, BED LINER, AIR CONDITIONING, AUTOMATIC, POWER LOCKS, STK#1910A

TURBO DIESEL !

$9,988*

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD!

V6, AIR CONDITIONING, POWERSEAT, 6 DISC CD CHANGER, POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS, CRUISE CONTROL, STK#R600A

$9,988* 2009 CHEVROLET COBALT GA SAVESR

AIR CONDITIONING, FWD, XM RADIO, ONSTAR, MP3 PLAYER, LOCALLY OWNED, STK#R596B

$5,988*

2006 CHEVROLET HHR LOW MILES !

AUTOMATIC, AIR CONDITIONING, CRUISE CONTROL, POWER SEAT, FWD, POWER LOCKS, STK#1589A

$7,988* 2004 CHEVROLET VENTURE LOC TRADAEL

AUTOMATIC, FWD, DUAL POWER SLIDING DOORS, LEATHER SEATS, DVD PLAYER, KEYLESS ENTRY, STK#R588B

$5,288*

(815)625.2700 CALL www.sterlingchevy.com CLICK or VISIT 1824 N. Locust St. *Prices do not include tax, title, license & doc fees. All sale prices after all available rebates.** All Finance APR are with approved credit. Not everyone will qualify. See dealer for details. Dealer not liable for errors in this ad. ***39 Months @ 12,000 miles a year lease. NO MONEY DOWN. With approved credit. All pricing ends 05/31/2014. Pictures for illustration only.


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