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Shumard wants to see more options City will get second set of bids on Monday BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5570

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Judge Jeffrey O’Connor points toward defense attorney Jeremy Karlin while speaking to him about a line of questioning of DNA expert Anne Kwiatkowski during the trial of Nicholas Sheley on Wednesday in Rock Island. O’Connor was upset about the questions asked without the jury present to determine admissibility of Kwiatkowski’s testimony.

Trial slowed by defense objections; state hopes to rest today BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5521

ROCK FALLS – “An extraordinary amount of time was wasted,” Assistant Attorney General Bill Elward said Wednesday at the close of the seventh day of Nicholas Sheley’s third murder trial. Throughout the course of the day, the prosecution, which had expected to rest its case Wednesday afternoon and begin closing arguments this morning, was able only to question five witnesses. Elward said the prosecution still needed to question four or five more witnesses this morning, something he wants to wrap up by noon, with jury instructions and closing arguments to happen after lunch. Wednesday’s first four witnesses were all called before 11 a.m. Then the fifth witness, Anne Kwiatkowski, supervisor of DNA analysis in the crime lab of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, took the stand. WASTE CONTINUED ON A2

Karlin questions Kwiatkowski on Wednesday. Nicholas Sheley’s attorney was allowed to ask a series of questions without the jury present to determine admissibility of her testimony. Afterward, Judge O’Connor called the session a complete “waste of time.”

Follow on Twitter SVM reporter Christi Warren (@SeaWarren) is tweeting live updates from the trial.

STERLING – The city has received the first set of bids from prospective electricity suppliers, and ComEd would appear to have the inside track – even factoring in its latest rate increase. City Manager Scott Shumard received five bids gathered by independent agency Rock River Energy Services. C o m E d ’ s increase of 38 perScott cent for its resiShumard dential energy rate kicks in June 1. The City manager utility’s new rate of on original set of 7.596 per kilowatt- bids from elechour is up from tricity suppliers: “Taking one 5.52 cents. With of these still that rate hike, the might be the estimated increase way to go.” in the average household bill is 20 percent, or $82 a month. The increase is reflected in ComEd’s comparisons with the five bids received by Shumard. “All of the bids still came in higher than ComEd’s newest rate,” Shumard said. Mike Mudge, owner of Rock River Energy Services, warned the council May 19 that the aggregation savings would not be as pronounced this time around. The city saved $1.3 million during the life of its first contract. “You won’t see the savings in the next round that you saw in the first round,” Mudge said. Currently, ComEd’s rate is 5.52 cents per kilowatt-hour. It was as high as 8.32 cents earlier in the contract. Sterling’s current contract with FirstEnergy is for 4.67 cents. OPTIONS CONTINUED ON A3

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Mixed reactions from prosecutors State’s attorneys now subject to Freedom of Information Act BY MATT MENCARINI AND CHRISTI WARREN mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5529

STERLING – A recent ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court changes the way state’s attorney offices are viewed through the lens of the state’s public records law. Sauk Valley area state’s attorneys had mixed reactions to the ruling, one

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seeing it as possibly impacting prosecutions, and another as something that was always a possibility. In a unanimous ruling last week, the state’s highest court declared state’s attorneys are subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, which is intended to improve government transparency. County prosecutors will now have to release public records under the FOIA.

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Whiteside County State’s Attorney Trish Joyce said she didn’t agree with the court’s decision. “Obviously, I’m not happy about it, and I think it substantially impairs our ability to effectively prosecute cases,” she said. “And I’m hoping the Legislature will reconsider and include us in the exempt entities.” REACTIONS CONTINUED ON A3

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Trish Joyce Whiteside County state’s attorney says being subject to FOIA requests ‘impairs our ability to effectively prosecute cases.”

Anna Mike Sacco-Miller Rock Lee County Ogle County state’s attorney state’s atorney says ruling is reserving not a hindrance commentary to her office, until he reviews adding that she exemptions for assumed the law which his office would change. would be eligible.

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During her testimony Wednesday in Rock Island, Jessine Mondragon shows the jury the gesture she says Nicholas Sheley directed toward her after entering her home in 2008: a finger drawn across the neck. Sheley’s wife, Holly, was staying with Mondragon at her Sterling home at that time.

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Her questioning – by both the prosecution and defense – lasted from just before 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., hours longer than that of any previous witness. The holdup was caused largely by continual legal objections from Sheley’s defense attorney, Jeremy Karlin, over how he could effectively crossexamine Kwiatkowski without bringing up two other murders that Sheley is accused of committing, but hasn’t yet gone to trial for – those of Arkansas couple Jill and Tom Estes, both 54. The two were killed in the parking lot of a Festus, Missouri, hotel, prosecutors say, at the hands of Sheley. Kwiatkowski was in court Wednesday to testify about DNA tests conducted on swabbings taken from clothing and other items recovered by investigators. The clothing included a Dale Earnhardt Jr. jersey, and a pair of khaki shorts and Bears T-shirt that, prosecutors say, Sheley stole from Brock Branson, 29, after murdering him; his girlfriend, Kilynna Blake, 20; her son, Dayan, 2; and Kenneth Ulve, 25, in their Rock Falls apartment on June 28, 2008. He is now on trial of those four killings. DNA found on that clothing, Kwiatkowski testified, matched the DNA profiles of three of the four apartment residents, as well as Sheley, his then-wife Holly, and

Russell Randall – a man whose murder Sheley was convicted of in 2010. Reed’s killing happened in Galesburg, prosecutors say, mere hours before he drove to Rock Falls to kill Branson, the Blakes, and Ulve. Some of the DNA found in the mixtures also matched the profiles of the Esteses, and so the issue that Karlin continued to push was how to effectively raise questions about the validity of the results of the DNA mixtures without bringing up the Esteses’ deaths. To better illustrate his point, and with the jury out of the room, he embarked on a line of questioning with Kwiatkowski to illustrate how he might run into unexpected “land mines� about the deaths of the Esteses. At the close of the very lengthy session, a visibly frustrated Judge Jeffrey O’Connor called it a complete “waste of time.� Raising his voice and pointing at Karlin, O’Connor said: “Nothing she said had anything to do with Mr. Karlin’s unavailability to cross-examine because he doesn’t know where the line is or where the minefield’s going to blow up. That was just general examination of the science of this particular witness. “As we sit here right now, the jury is deprived of that cross-examination.� The jury was then allowed to re-enter the room, at which point Karlin questioned Kwi-

atkowski, following almost the exact line he had used out of the presence of the jury. Other witnesses called Wednesday testified to the chain of custody of evidence. Jessine Mondragon, with whom Holly Sheley was living at the time of the killings, testified about events that began around 11:30 p.m. on June 28, 2008. She said that’s when Sheley showed up at their home unexpectedly and left with Holly. Mondragon said she got a phone call from Holly a few hours later, placed from the house of Sheley’s sister, Heidi. Holly asked to be picked up, and so Mondragon left to get her. Mondragon said that when she arrived, Holly was holding a plastic bag, and in the bag was a pair of jeans with the seat “covered in blood.� Prosecutors say that after Sheley killed the four Rock Falls victims, he and Holly drove around awhile before he headed to St. Louis and then to Festus, where he later killed the Esteses. When this trial concludes, Sheley will head to court in Missouri, where he could face the death penalty for their deaths. Illinois does not have a capital punishment law. Sheley is charged with 15 counts of first-degree murder in the the four Rock Falls deaths. He already is serving two life sentences for the Galesburg killing and for the murder of Russell Reed, 93, of Sterling.

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STERLING – The U.S. Postal Service has issued a warning about an email scam that targets its customers. The email, which claims to be from the postal service and even includes the agency’s logo, contains fraudulent information about an unsuccessful attempted package delivery. The email asks recipients to click on a link to find out when they can expect delivery. Postal

service officials stress that opening any links or attachments in the email can trigger a program that can steal personal information, including user names, passwords, and financial information. “We want to keep our customers safe, so don’t open this email,� Ster-

ling Postmaster Jo Bittinger said. Anyone who receives this email should delete the message without opening it. The post office doesn’t send emails of this nature, so there is no risk of deleting a legitimate notification. “We leave notices on customers’ doors or in mailboxes,� Bittinger said. This scam is not a new one, but it has recently resurfaced, and it is generating high phone call volume from the public, the postal service says. “The last couple years, we’ve seen this scam here or there, but people have been calling us for weeks about this email,�

Bittinger said. “We had six calls before noon today.� The postal service suggests customers be aware of some general signals of scam emails: s 4HE TEXT CONTAINS poor grammar or spelling errors. s 4HE TEXT WARNS THAT there are dire consequences to not taking immediate action. s 0ERSONAL INFORMAtion is requested under the guise of confirming information. s 4HE TEXT FROM AN “automated message system� tells recipients to click on a link for details. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service says it is working to disable the program.

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Township prepares for supervisor’s exit Burke to retire from her position Saturday BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5529

ROCK FALLS – From the garbage collection to the printer services to the bank accounts, the Coloma Township Board of Trustees reviewed a checklist of duties to prepare for the pending retirement of the supervisor.

Earlier this month, township Supervisor Debra Burke announced that she would retire, effective Saturday. During a special meeting Wednesday night, the board reviewed with Burke the supervisor’s responsibilities and what documents and accounts need to be switched over to trusstees’ names until Burke’s successor is picked. No new supervisor has been named, but some

residents have inquired about the position, several trustees said. Gene Jacoby will lead meetings of the Board of Trustees until a successor is named. Burke, whose term will expire in 2017, started as supervisor in 1981. She announced her retirement during the board’s regular meeting on May 14. During her time with the township, she had been recognized for her expertise in providing

assistance to the poor, one of the key functions of townships. However, for 4 years she failed to submit the township’s financial reports to the state comptroller’s office. That was corrected in December, but the state fined the township more than $13,000, which was later negotiated down to $3,200. Burke paid the penalty herself, saying she was responsible.

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DIXON – A judge’s ruling was delayed Wednesday for several motions relating to the upcoming trial of a Dixon man accused of causing his daughter’s death. Charles T. On TuesGeorge day morning, Judge Ronald Jacobson heard arguments from Lee County State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller

and Public Defender Bob Thompson, who is representing Charles T. George, about whether trial evidence may include prior domestic battery convictions and video interviews with children. Jacobson was expected to announce his decision on the motions at 1 p.m. Wednesday, but he delayed that until 11 a.m. today, he said, because he hadn’t had time to finish watching both recorded interviews. George, 36, is charged with four counts of aggravated battery of a child, and one count of aggravated domestic battery of a child, stemming from the September 2010 death of his daughter, 3-monthold Tamari George.

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The spread between ComEd and other bidders had been larger, because ComEd had been locked into longterm contracts with power producers that had been signed when prices were much higher than current wholesale prices. Those contracts are now expiring. The lowest of the five bids, from MidAmerican Energy Co. in Des Moines, Iowa, came in at 8.15 cents per kilowatt-hour. Before making a decision, Shumard wants to see more options. “We’re going to get another list of bids,� Shumard said. “Mike will be back to present them at the [Monday] council meeting.� For municipalities, Mudge said, he sends bid requests to 18 to 20 suppliers. “We may get back only four to six bidders, but we cast a pretty large net out there,� he said. Shumard said the purchased electricity adjustment portion of

the bills could move the rate up or down about a half-cent from the commercial price. The adjustment fixes any discrepancies between what the suppliers and customers pay for electricity during that period. Utilities are supposed to charge market value with no markup. The city must also carefully consider all years in any multiyear contracts to figure out the best deal over the life of the pact. MidAmerican’s bids are 8.08 cents per kilowatt-hour in the second year, and 7.79 cents in the third year. “Taking one of these bids might still be the way to go,� Shumard said. “Do we take a little pain for a better overall deal?� This is only the second time the city has sought bids since municipal electricity aggregation was allowed. Sterling’s first aggregation contract, with FirstEnergy Solutions, will expire in August. That deal was for 2 years, after bids were sought on 2- and 3-year contracts. Given the current bid-

ding climate, the longerterm deal is probably the way to go, Mudge said. “We’re all playing on the same time frame now, so I think it’s prudent to lock into the 3 years,� Mudge said. “The longer we go, the better the price is.� Complicating matters is a big unknown. “The big question is, Do we think ComEd is going to increase their rates again?� Shumard said. “The answer to that depends on the Illinois Commerce Commission.� There is a June 30 deadline to get opt-out letters to customers, and the accounts must be given to the new supplier by Aug. 20. Mudge reminds customers that, if ComEd isn’t the new supplier, they can go back to the utility without a penalty, even if the opt-out letter wasn’t signed. “You can opt out any time, and the suppliers have no termination fees,� Mudge said. “All you have to do is call the supplier and say you want to go back to ComEd.�

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Joyce’s issue with the ruling wasn’t that she didn’t want her office to be transparent, she said. “Oftentimes, people aren’t aware of certain prosecutions that are dependent on confidentiality that we would be afforded, were it not for FOIA,� Joyce said last week. “And we certainly don’t want to compromise our prosecutions.� Lee County State’s Attorney Anna SaccoMiller wasn’t concerned that complying with public records laws would hinder her office and wasn’t necessarily surprised by the ruling. “I always operated under the assumption that the law could change,� she wrote in an email Wednesday. “I don’t think it will significantly impact anything we already do.� Ogle County State’s Attorney Mike Rock declined to comment on the ruling. He said he had not fully read it and reviewed possible exemptions for which his office would be eligible. The Supreme Court

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OBITUARIES William G. ‘Bill’ Long LYNCHBURG, Va. – William G. “Bill� Long, 83, of Lynchburg, Virginia, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014. He was the devoted husband of Lynore R. Long for 52 years. Bill was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Harmon, the son of Willard Long and Grace (Morrissey) Long. Bill was a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned his master’s degree in ceramic engineering. He was a parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. Bill worked for 30 years as a research engineer with Babcock & Wilcox on Mount Athos, and during his career, received patents for improving existing products, as well as inventing new ones. Bill had a passion for education, and served three terms on the Lynchburg City School Board, ending his service as the chairman of the board. The National Society of Professional Engineers named him “Engineer Of The Year� in 1983. He served on the Board of Directors for Central Virginia Community Services from January 1985 to December 1990. Bill edited the Society For The Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Quarterly Journal for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in developing the White Rock Center’s After School Tutorial, and developed the Wood Ministry. He was on the board of Lynchburg Sheltered Industries, the board of the ARC of Central Virginia, and the board of “Astride with Pride� with “Christmas in April,� and served on the board of Lynchburg

Covenant Fellowship. His pet project became caring for the grounds, trails, and lake at Camp Kum-ba-yah, along with his dear friend, Bev Cosby. Nestled in the woods of the camp, the lake now bears his name. Bill also was involved with the National Association for Christians and Jews, and Knights of Columbus. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons, Brian (Kelly) Long of Blacksburg, Virginia, Kevin Long of Los Angeles, and Darren Long of Lynchburg; granddaughters, Elizabeth Long of Blacksburg and Morelli Payne of Columbia, South Carolina; six siblings, Jane Michel, Mary Knudten, Geraldine DeLost, Eileen Glaser, Joseph Long, and John Long; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special group of caring friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Herb, Leroy, Dennis, and Eddie Long. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tharp Funeral Home in Lynchburg. A memorial funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lynchburg, with the Rev. J. Kenneth Rush, celebrant, officiating. A reception will follow. Interment will take place at a later date in Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lynchburg Sheltered Industries (lsiworks.org), Lynchburg Daily Bread (lynchburgdailybread. com), or Camp Kum-bayah (campkumbayah. org). All have “donation� tabs on the websites. Visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Janice M. Crenshaw STERLING – Janice Mae Crenshaw, 79, of Sterling, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. She was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Hahnaman Township, the daughter of John and Temple M. (Shere) Pierceson. She married Jerry Crenshaw on March 23, 1952, in Rock Falls. Janice had worked for 10 years at the former Haskell’s Office Supply in Sterling. She was a devoted homemaker, avid gardener, and quilter. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; her children, Jerry F. (Betsy) Crenshaw of Front Royal, Virginia, Barbara A. (Keith) Frederick

of Morrison, Susan M. (Buck) Sharon of Good Hope, and Thomas L. Crenshaw of Alexandria, Virginia; nine grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one halfbrother. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Tampico Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Courtney Chandler, pastor of First Christian Church in Sterling, officiating. A memorial has been established.

Earl H. Hickey ROCKFORD – Earl H. Hickey, 92, of Rockford, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at Presence St. Anne Center in Rockford. He was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Rockford, the son of William and Meta (Zitski) Hickey. His mother was from Germany. Earl’s grandfather, Michael, came from Tipperary, Ireland. Earl graduated from St. Thomas High School in Rockford. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. He was a cook while enlisted. Earl married Catherine Conroy in 1964 in Walton. He was a clerk with the Post Office for 50 years, where his father, William, also was employed for 50 years. Earl was a proud member of Blackhawk Trails Club and Holy Family Catholic Church. He enjoyed music, going out to eat, and trips to the casino boats. He was a huge Notre Dame football fan. The Hickey family would like to give great appreciation to the staff at St. Anne and Morn-

ingstar Village for Earl’s care. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Joanne (John) Bowes; grandchildren, Andrea and Ryan Bowes; sister-in-law, Phyllis Conroy; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, on Sept. 11, 2003; brother, William Hickey; brothers-in-law, John Conroy and Edward Conroy; and sisters-inlaw, Marie Long and Margaret Kopp. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 6:30 p.m., today at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road, Rockford. Visitation also will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday and the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit www.fitzgeraldfh. com to send condolences.

Lillian E. Doty STERLING – Lillian E. Doty, 97, of Sterling, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 29, 1916, in Fairhaven Township in Carroll County, the daughter of Arthur M. and Pearl (Queckborner) Lott. She married Arthur P. Doty on March 7, 1936, in Ottawa. He died Dec. 6, 1993. Lillian was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling. She was a member of the Edith Eykamp Circle, and had taught Sunday school. Lillian was a past Cub Scouts den mother with pack 305. She had served as past president of Church Women United, past president of Lutheran Church Women, and past president of a bowling league. She enjoyed cooking, baking for others, reading, and watching sports on TV. Surviving are her daughter, Doris M. Smith of Sterling; her sons, Thomas P. (Barbara) Doty of Fulton, Donald A. (Barbara) Doty

of Manito, and Terry L. (Mary) Doty of Dixon; two sisters, Hope Carbaugh of Freeport and Rena Mannon of Prophetstown; nine grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; four brothers, Winsor, Willard, Arthur Jr., and Eugene Lott; one sister, Beatrice Woolridge; and her son-in-law, Leslie Smith. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Monday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Brandon Nelson, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements. Memorials have been established to St. John Lutheran Church and Self Help Enterprises.

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ROCK FALLS – Paul “Bob� Johnson, 71, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Transitions Nursing Home in Rock Falls. Paul was born Dec. 1, 1942, in Sterling, the son of Buck and Mary (Hemlock) Johnson. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He married Sharon Lenington. Survivors include one son, Buck (Suzanne Blanche M. Watkins Edwards) Johnson of Galt; WALNUT – Blanche M. Watkins, 87, of Walnut, died one daughter, Kenya Bernard of Camanche, Iowa; Monday, May 26, 2014, at Walnut Manor. Garland Funeral Home in Walnut is handling two stepdaughters, Leanna Lenington and Lindsey arrangements.

Japcyzk; one sister, Doris (Monty) Nornhold of Rock Falls; one brother, Larry Johnson of Sterling; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Sharon. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling. Military honors will be accorded after the visitation. The family asks everyone to dress casually. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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ROCK FALLS – Arleta Harms, 93, of Rock Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her home. Arleta was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Glen Elder, Kansas, the daughter of Harvey and Mable (Hendricks) Nusbaum. She graduated from Glen Elder High School. Arleta married Quinten H. Harms on March 6, 1946, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He died Jan. 7, 2004. She enjoyed bowling. She was a school bus driver. She was a member of the Rock Falls American Legion Auxiliary, and a volunteer with CGH Auxiliary and the Welcome Wagon. Survivors include two daughters, Marilynn Mayer of Oregon and Julie (Tim Holland) Schmitt

of Dixon; two sons, Doug (Cheryl) Harms of Rock Falls and Kevin (Debbie) Harms of Davenport, Iowa; one sister, Joyce Baker of Charlotte, North Carolina; one brother, Paul (Pat) Nusbaum of Dixon; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, six brothers, four sisters, and two grandsons. A gathering of family and friends will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Private family burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Doris J. Morris STERLING – Doris J. Morris, 88, of Sterling, died Monday, May 26, 2014. She was born Feb. 24, 1926, in Sterling, to Roy M. and Bessie E. (Baker) Bivins. She married Harold A. Morris on Jan. 15, 1944, in Tennessee. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Debrah E. (Carl) Camastro of Sterling, and Susan (Robert) Fischer of Rockford; two sons, Donald (Brenda) Morris of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and Rodney (Pam) Morris, of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister, Sue McNinch of East Moline;

one brother, Stanley (JoAnn) Bivins of Marion; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robert E. Morris, in 1968; one sister, Marian Smith; and two brothers, Bernie and Evan Bivins. A memorial service will be at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements. Visit schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

David L. Piper Sr. ROCKTON – David Lee Piper Sr., 70, of Rockton, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2014, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness. He was an auto body repairman for Car Craft in Rockford, retiring in 2012. He was born March 4, 1944, in Dixon, the son of Harold and Mabel (Adams) Piper. He married Cheryl L. Homewood on Sept. 19, 1981, in Hawkeye, Iowa. David loved golf. He was a friend of Bill W., and sober for 33 years. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Piper of Rockton; daughters, Teasha McMillion of Tampa, Florida, and Tori Novay of

Dixon; son, David (Renee) Piper Jr. of Dixon; daughters, Kimberly Ellefson of Rockford and Amy Ellefson of Rockton; son, Don Ellefson of Rockton; eight grandchildren; one greatgranddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Ian Novay; and three brothers. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at McCorkle Funeral Home, 767 N. Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial will be established. Visit www.mccorklefuneralhome.com to send condolences.

BRADFORD MANGAN THANK YOU The Family of Bradford Mangan wish to thank all relatives and friends who shared in making Brad’s life a joyful and productive one... now, then, during and beyond. Galt - Flying model airplanes, rural basketball teams, backyard baseball (rules changed with the number of available players), scouts, little league. Sharing these days and ways with brothers George, Walter, Tim, the neighborhood. Bill Simister, bringing his “labâ€? equipment from home to share with his students. Teaching “duty, honor, country.â€? Sterling High - Jim Zigler with his “hands onâ€? teaching erecting the radio club antenna on the roof, clubs, science group, “Estaâ€? Randal, Bill, Pat, George, Gary, Jim, John, Tim, Bob, Rick Gathering on the internet, visitation... Remembering, enjoying, recailing the great days... surely, Brad did also. Iowa State - Engineering - Chuck Woods, Mike, Vern Hawkins, Auditing class The family reunions at the grandparents farm north of Emerson. Gatherings at aunts and uncles, cousins... Haberer, Deets, McDearmon, Stewart  :LVFRQVLQ ÂżVKLQJ -LP 'DYH 5RQ :DOW 5LFN 0DU\ /LQGD 7LP .LGÂśV 'D\ VZLPPLQJ %HVVLH %HVVLH /HH 0HOYLQ 'DQ GD\ WULSV ]RR FDYHV The Tarner/Mangan experiences with friends, family on Eileen and Bill’s island in the Rock River, boating picnics - 4th of July... All relatives and friend’s cards, calls, inernet.

Maya Angelou, celebrated poet and author, dies NEW YORK (AP) – Maya Angelou’s story awed millions. A childhood victim of rape, she broke through silence and shame to tell her tale in one of the most widely read memoirs of the 20th century. A black woman born into poverty and segregation, she recited the most popular presidential inaugural poem in history. “I’m not modest,� she told The Associated Press in 2013. “I have no modesty. Modesty is a learned behavior. But I do pray

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for humility, because humility comes from the inside out.� Angelou, a renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, died Wednesday at her home in WinstonSalem, North Carolina. She was 86. “She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace,� said her son, Guy B. Johnson. Tall and regal, with a deep, majestic voice, she was unforgettable whether

encountered in person, through sound or the printed word. She was an actress, singer and dancer in the 1950s and 1960s and made a brave and sensational debut as an author in 1969 with “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,� which became standard (and occasionally censored) reading and made Angelou one of the first black women to enjoy mainstream literary success. “Caged Bird� was the start of a multipart autobiography that continued

through the decades and captured a life of hopeless obscurity and triumphant, kaleidoscopic fame.

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ane Christian Schielein, 18, of rural Dixon, is Dixon High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s April Student of the Month. He is the son of James and Bernadine Schielein, and has six siblings: Alyssa, 25, Ian, 20, Joelle, 16, Clint, 14, Braden, 12, and Tara, 11. Favorite class: AP Statistics. Statistics can be applied to so many realworld situations, and I enjoy math. Top teacher: Jason Mead. He is an outstanding coach; therefore, he understands the pressure of a student-athlete. He is flexible with his schedule to be available to help other students. Extracurriculars: Football all 4 years, on the varsity team the past 3 years. This year, I was team captain and received Northern Illinois Big 12 first team all-conference linebacker, Sauk Valley Media second team allarea, Northern Illinois Big 12 first team academic all-conference, and IHSA Class 4A allstate academic honors. I have been part of the track team all 4 years and received Northern Illinois Big 12 first team all-conference academic. I am a captain on the 2014 Dukes track team. I wrestled for DHS my freshman and sophomore years. I have been part of the DHS concert band, where I played the trombone. I was involved in the Lee County Palmyra Hillbillies 4-H Club for 8 years. I am part of the National Honors Society at Dixon High School. I also represented Dixon High School at the American

Legion boys state at Eastern Illinois University. After graduation: I will be attending North Central College in Naperville, where I will major in actuarial science and play for the North Central Cardinals football team. Paycheck: I will be working for Jacobs Construction this summer. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of manual labor, but I enjoy that kind of work. Best friend: Simon Thorpe. He is cool, because he is driven to be successful athletically and academically and has a sweet moustache. Favorite singer: John Mayer Favorite actor: Steve Carell. I am a huge fan of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Office.â&#x20AC;? Favorite movie: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caddyshackâ&#x20AC;? Hobbies: I play guitar and piano, and I make many attempts at singing. Favorite game or outdoor activity: Football Favorite food: Sushi Biggest fear: My biggest fear is probably the dark; it can be scary, especially when you live in the middle of nowhere. Least-favorite class: Spanish What makes your blood boil? It drives me nuts when other students are not supportive of all the activities going on at DHS. What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Country Favorite hangouts: I enjoy going to friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; houses. I am a sociable guy. I like having time

to hang out with other people. High school survival guide: The key to surviving high school is making friends, being involved, and working hard in class. Useless knowledge: It is likely that I will never use the Spanish language in the future. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the dictionary next to: Motivated. I am extremely motivated to be a successful individual. Secret twin: Ed Sheeren would be my twin, because he is musically gifted and most importantly, a ginger. Dream job: An anchorman Trading places: With John Krasinski when he was starring as Jim Halpert in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Office.â&#x20AC;? His character was the prankster of the TV show, so I would enjoy taking the time to prank Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) every day. Trading spaces: Australia. I have never been on an island, so I figured I would visit the largest island in the world. I also would enjoy the weather and the exotic nature found in Australia. Read this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never Stop Pushing,â&#x20AC;? by Rulon Gardner. It is an inspirational memoir of an Olympic gold medal wrestler with a learning disability. I loved the book, because it demonstrates an individual overcoming extreme adversity to be the best. Shout out to: Bruce Luther, my head track coach

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two years of fundraising fell far short of the goal, but Midway Drive-In and Diner has made the switch to digital technology anyway. Theater owners Mike and Mia Kerz of Niles are putting the finishing touches on the new equipment and structural upgrades, but the new season was launched with digital technology. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were able to install everything for the May 2 showing of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Amazing Spider-Man 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;RobCop,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Mia Kerz said. The Kerzes own one of only 11 remaining outdoor theaters in Illinois. The digital dilemma was the last straw for some theater owners who were already struggling to make drive-ins financially viable in a state where it is a seasonal business. The Midway owners said they could have opened without the new technology this season, but they would have been limited in what they could offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have

Next showing Double feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maleficentâ&#x20AC;? h#APTAIN!MERICAn The Winter Soldierâ&#x20AC;? Friday and Saturday 'ATESOPENAT p.m.; shows begin at 8:30 p.m. !DULTSANDOLDER n #HILDRENTO YEARS n #HILDRENAND YOUNGER n&REE shown many first-run movies without digital,â&#x20AC;? Mia Kerz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some studios arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even producing film anymore.â&#x20AC;? The Kerzes said the price tag was close to their original fundraising estimate of $120,000. The tweaking is largely related to retrofitting the building to house the weather-sensitive equipment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climate controls are in place to deal with the humidity,â&#x20AC;? Mia Kerz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These 1950s buildings are not really good for state-of-the-art technology.â&#x20AC;? Kerz declined to divulge how much money they have raised for the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just say weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not close to $120,000,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We supplemented with our own funds.â&#x20AC;? The couple, who call the drive-in theater â&#x20AC;&#x153;a labor of love,â&#x20AC;? say they

rely on other jobs to keep it afloat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a landmark that should be preserved,â&#x20AC;? Mike Kerz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of my fondest memories are of going to the drive-in with my family.â&#x20AC;? The Kerzes are still trying to raise money for the costly upgrade. They keep a bucket near the concessions area and are accepting donations through the theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www. themidwaydrivein.net and on its Facebook page. The digital sound will be showcased with a simulcast of a Jimmy Buffett concert from Texas. The show, at 8:45 p.m. June 19, is part of a Live at the Drive-In music series that will be shown nationwide. The Midway has been open â&#x20AC;&#x201C; weather permitting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; since it was built in 1950. The Kerzes bought the business in 2007, after spotting it through their association with a drive-in theater organization. The response of the community has helped the owners to get through some rough patches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you see so many families come in, and the look on their faces,â&#x20AC;? Mike Kerz said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;it makes it all worthwhile.â&#x20AC;?

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They call it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;-field for a reason What we think In Springfield, 11th-hour bills are springing up all over in the Illinois General Assembly, leaving the public with little if any chance to provide input. Citizens should spring into action and complain.

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s the spring legislative session rumbles toward adjournment Saturday, it appears that Springfield, as in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Springâ&#x20AC;?-field, is again earning its name. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because new and sometimes unfamiliar bills spring out of legislative committees, are rushed to the chamber floor, and are put to a vote before regular folks have much time to react. We understand a bit about deadline pressure in the news business, but that should not be an excuse for legislative leaders to spring so many important bills on the public, let alone their representatives and senators, at the tail end of the session. Examples abound. A bill to transform the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library into an independent state agency materialized in a House committee controlled by Speaker Michael Madigan, won approval, and zoomed to the House floor. A bill to tax soda pop quickly popped onto the radar. However, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;soda taxâ&#x20AC;? got shot down in committee. Several budget bills have been sprung on the full House. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;doomsdayâ&#x20AC;? $35 billion budget faced its own doomsday Friday. However, the $35.7 billion measure that won approval Tuesday apparently fails to include enough revenue to cover

its budgeted expenditures. Oh, and the House was too rushed to have a hearing on it. A bill inspired by the Madison County Health Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shutdown of a 12-year-old girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home baking operation was killed, revived, adjusted, and approved by the Senate. A rival school funding bill was introduced by Senate Republicans to counter the Democratic bill, which won approval while the GOP bill stalled. Non-binding questions on increasing the Illinois minimum wage and imposing a â&#x20AC;&#x153;millionaires taxâ&#x20AC;? materialized and are up for consideration. A bill to skip a rulemaking process by the Department of Natural Resources regarding hydraulic fracturing was introduced, considered, then quickly abandoned. And, in a blast from the past, the Senate was presented with a resolution calling on Illinois to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a movement that died in the 1980s. Yes, in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring-field,â&#x20AC;? last-minute bills have sprung up all over, but to our way of thinking, the process tramples on the rights of the public to be informed and to comment on pending legislation. Citizens ought to spring into action and complain.

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SPRINGFIELD SCOOP

Allow free choice on unions Right-to-work law in Illinois could boost the economy

scottREEDER

SPRINGFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thirtyone years ago, I gave a speech to my high school rhetoric class on how Illinois ought to become a right-to-work state. Back when I was in high school, my hometown of Galesburg was an industrial center that churned out lawnmowers, refrigerators, steel buildings, and outboard motors. Industrial unions were powerful in Galesburg just as they were in nearby Peoria, Moline, and all across Illinois. So my speech calling for an end to compulsory unionism was not particularly well received. After all, many of my classmates were the sons and daughters of union workers. To them, I was preaching apostasy. A right-to-work law simply means that employees cannot be forced to join or otherwise pay union dues in order to keep their jobs. Today, when I visit my hometown, I feel sadness. Those union factory jobs have evaporated. Many of my classmates have moved to other

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

states to raise their families. The Maytag refrigerator plant has been shuttered. The Butler Manufacturing factory closed. And a plant making Lawn-Boy lawnmowers shut down. Galesburg is hardly unique. When I lived in Rock Island in the 1990s, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d often ask folks what they did for a living. And more often than not, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d respond, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, I used to work at, â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? TODAY, INDUSTRIAL unions are a shadow of their former selves. Factory jobs are migrating to right-to-work states â&#x20AC;&#x201C; places where the marketplace, not union coercion, determine wages. The last time I wrote on this topic, union leaders responded by saying things are much worse in right-to-work states. Baloney. Take a look at our neighbors in Iowa and Indiana. Both states are

right-to-work states, but the economies there are chugging along quite nicely. Just consider these statistics compiled by the Illinois Policy Institute: A net of roughly 5 million Americans moved from the nonright-to-work states to right-to-work states from 2000 to 2010. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an average of about one person every minute. Right-to-work states experienced population growth of 15.3 percent, while population growth in non-right-to-work states was 5.9 percent between 2000 and 2010. In 1970, 28.5 percent of Americans lived in right-to-work states; by 2008, that percentage rose to nearly 40 percent (to more than 121 million). Even Michigan, once the cradle of organized labor, has adopted a right-to-work law. By contrast. Illinois has clung to an outdated model of compulsory unionism. The fact of the matter is that many people who belong to unions would rather not be members. They are given little choice but to keep seeing a portion of their paychecks go to union bosses. Nowhere is that more evident than among gov-

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ernment workers. When workers in Wisconsin were given a choice about whether or not to join a union, many opted out. THE AMERICAN Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council that represents city and county workers in Milwaukee has experienced a 61 percent drop in membership during the first 2 years that a public employee right-to-work law has been in place. And the AFSCME council representing state workers saw its membership fall 35 percent, the MacIver Institute reports. Labor unions like to talk about â&#x20AC;&#x153;empoweringâ&#x20AC;? workers. The reality is much different. Shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t workers be free to choose? Note to readers: Scott Reederâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column is underwritten by the Illinois Policy Institute.

THE READERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VOICE

Outlines vision to establish clinic, school BRENDEN WALZ Sterling

I write in a follow-up letter to explain why I want to start The Rock Falls Clinic and The Rock Falls Clinic School of Nursing [original letter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vision includes growth for Rock Falls, Sterling,â&#x20AC;? The Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice, April 5]. I was born with a severe birth defect and had to undergo many surgeries until my college years were over. My

birth defect was called a bilateral cleft palate and clefted upper lip. I have tried facing the challenges in my life with courage. I worked in the journalism field and held onto my dream to honor all the outstanding doctors and nurses. That is also why I, through a firm I have started called Schweiz Capital Holdings Ltd., wish to start the process of planning to build The Rock Falls Clinic and The Rock Falls Clinic School of Nursing. To begin the process, a fundraising committee has been organized.

What do you think? Do you agree with these letters? Do you disagree with these letters? Let us know. Write your own letter to the editor and send it to: letters@saukvalley. com I hope to do fundraising and solicit donations of $5 to $10 from each donor to establish a firm financial foundation. An announcement will come in the near future about how I and the committee plan to do the fundraising and where donations

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Jennifer Baratta Jim Dunn Sam R Fisher Sheryl Gulbranson Larry Lough

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Jeff Rogers

may be sent. I hope to give children who suffer birth defects and illnesses of many kinds a brighter future. I feel the community is a solid place to live and work. I feel it is a good way to bring a worldclass health care facility for children and to educate future nurses and nurse practitioners. Building a hospital for treating childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illnesses would bring good jobs and good wages to Rock Falls and Sterling. Plus, student athletes would have access to a high-quality sports medicine clinic.

In my junior college years, I considered going to medical school, but now I feel I can do something more unique. These two institutions would offer a high-quality education for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future health care professionals.

To those who lose jobs, it will be catastrophic BRENDA MORROW Dixon

In response to the Caterpillar/Anchor coupling article on May 9, I was so relieved when I read that

â&#x20AC;&#x153;[T]he beauty of words in a democracy is that anyone can offer them up, and they live or die not by a rulerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dictate, but by their ability to permeate hearts and minds, to ignite passions, and to provoke actions.â&#x20AC;? Joannie Fischer, journalist, 2003

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Anchor Couplingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consolidating and possibly leaving was not going to be catastrophic for the city. Well, Mayor Burke, obviously you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the employees in mind when you made that statement; 160 people could be out of a job, and it â&#x20AC;&#x153;willâ&#x20AC;? be a catastrophe for most of us. However, do not worry about us as long as you are fine. That seems to be your only agenda. Sterling Mayor Skip Lee seems concerned about the business and the people. You have my respect, Mayor Skip Lee.

3HAREYOUROPINIONS Mail: The Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway, P.O. Box 498 Sterling, IL 61081 Email: letters@saukvalley.com Fax: 815-625-9390 Website: Visit www.saukvalley.com Policy: Letters are to be no more than 300 words and must include the writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, town and daytime telephone number, which we call to verify authorship. Individuals may write up to 12 letters a year.

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Couple feeling financial strain receives ideas Dear Abby: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holding on in Arkansasâ&#x20AC;? (Feb. 27) asked where to go for free counseling. You suggested she call her local mental health department for counseling options for her marriage and money issues. Another resource would be her local church. Pastors often offer counseling to couples. Many churches also have support groups for parents to connect with each other. I have seen churches save marriages and get couples back on the right track emotionally and financially. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Passing It On in Tennessee Dear Passing It On: Your suggestion was mentioned by a number

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of other readers. They, too, felt that solving her financial problems would lessen or eliminate the marital discord â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holdingâ&#x20AC;? and her husband are experiencing. Read on: Dear Abby: One of the largest contributors to our national charitable network â&#x20AC;&#x201C; United Way

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; offers many helpful services. The Consumer Credit Counseling Service may also be a resource, if credit cards are part of the problem. If there is a choice between paying a bill or buying groceries, the bill should come first. There are many food pantries. The family can also apply for food stamps. Asking for help can be difficult or embarrassing, but knowing your kids wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be hungry makes it worth it. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Been There, Done That, Too Dear Abby: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holdingâ&#x20AC;? should contact her bank about refinancing her mortgage. If she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay her electric bill, she

Dear Abby: It is human nature to want the best for oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family, but a lot of the couples suffering this kind of stress have brought it on themselves. There wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be enough money for food and monthly bills if they are Dear Abby: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holdingâ&#x20AC;? paying for new cars, a should seek help from the house they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford, school counselor. He/she ordering takeout instead can recommend mental of cooking, subscribhealth support within the Dear Abby: If the woming to the deluxe cable familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial means, anâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s county doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a TV package, going on and connect them with mental health department, expensive vacations and additional community her region should have paying for activities the resources to lessen some a department of public kids â&#x20AC;&#x153;have to doâ&#x20AC;? just of the stresses of daily life. health. Or she could be because their friends With many families guided by the school nurse are. Couplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; finanstruggling in many ways, at her childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school. cial problems could be encouraging this woman School nurses are often the greatly improved, if they to seek out available help first responders to families would only make better is crucial. in crisis or in need of coun- choices. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; School seling. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Living Within My Counselor-In-Training â&#x20AC;&#x201C; New England Nurse Means Down South should see if she qualifies for a reduced rate for her income level. As for the kids, if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in school, they probably meet the criteria for the reducedcost lunch program. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Of Ideas in Washington

Dear Abby: Does her employer or her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have an Employee Assistance Program? These services offer a wide range of help, including dealing with mental health and financial issues, and may be paid for as part of the employerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract with the EAP organization. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Just My Two Cents

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FAIRS AND FESTIVALS | LET FREEDOM RING

Raffle for local festival kicks off Monday Tickets will be on sale at local businesses, city clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office STAFF REPORT news@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5501

MOUNT MORRIS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A 50/50 raffle will again be a part of the Let Freedom Ring Festival from July 3-5 in Mount Morris. Last year, the Golden

Anniversary Mega Raffle brought in $7,775, with a payout of $3387.50 going to Brenda Higley of Mount Morris. Ticket sales will begin Monday, and will be sold during the festival, with the final drawing at the

annual alumni dance at 10 p.m. July 5 at the Mount Morris Moose Family Center, 101 Moose Drive. Tickets are $5 for one or four for $10.00. The grand prize will be 50 percent of the cash jackpot, and the winner needs not be present to win. Tickets will be sold every Wednesday at the

Kable Band Concerts and the Friday Night Concerts, all held at the band shell on the square. At each Friday night concert in June, a $50 prize will be given to a ticket purchaser who purchased a ticket that evening. Tickets will also be on sale at several businesses in Mount Morris, as well as at the city clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office.

Tickets also can be purchased by sending cash or check, payable to LFR Raffle, to LFR Raffle, P.O . Box 95, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. The proceeds of the raffle will help fund the annual festival. The theme of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival is â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Star Spangled Celebration.â&#x20AC;? The fireworks are planned to begin at dark Friday at David L. Rahn

Junior High, 105 W. Brayton Road. There will be a beer garden from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day during the festival. The parade is set for Friday. A bags tournament will take place Saturday. Go to www.letfreedomringfestival.com for a more information and complete schedule of events.

men Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at Sterling Moose Family Center. Upcoming: 5 p.m. June 14 at Polo Town and County Days; 7-10 p.m. June 14 at Sterling Moose Family Center; 1-3 p.m. June 29 at St. Mark Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ice Cream Social at West Side Park; 3 p.m. July 6 at Dixon Petunia Festival; 7-10 p.m. July 19 at Sterling Moose Family Center; 7-9 p.m. Aug. 1 at Mount Morris Band Shell; 7 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Ogle County Fair; and 7-10 p.m. Aug. 23 at Sterling Moose Family Center.

awards presentation at 2 p.m. 3-D Sound will provide the entertainment for the day. For more information, or to preregister your vehicle, go to www. sterlingmainstreet.org/car-show or call 815-626-8610.

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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 Saturday. The River Reflections show, sponsored by River Country 101.7 FM, will open with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. June 6. 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 6x6x6 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 nonmembers. 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 through Saturday. 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 815-2842741. 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,

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Old Dogs New Chick will play Saturday night at Champs, 216 Locust St., Sterling. an exhibit featuring work by Tom Heflin of Rockford and Bob Logsdon of Grand Detour, will run Saturday through Aug. 9 at the Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave. The opening reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Museum. Go to www.tomheflin.com for more information about Tom Heflin. 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, 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.

like to be listed in Plan!t Sauk Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free entertainment calendar? Are you a bar that offers live entertainment? Send 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 Bombdigity Bar and Grill DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Team Underwires will be guest bartending from 6 to 8 p.m. June 6 at the bar, 628 Palmyra Road. At Books on First DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wade Buzzard will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday 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; Old Dogs New Chick will play Saturday at the bar, 216 Locust St. For more information, call 815626-6003. Upcoming: June 6, Corey Cox; June 7, The Cal Stage Band;

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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; Threshold will play Friday at the bar, 311 W. Second St. Moonshine Run will play Saturday. At Cragelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PROPHETSTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reflex Blues will play Saturday at the bar, 345 Washington St. Upcoming: June 14, Carsick Radio and Pop Metal Mistress. At Long Shot Bar & Grill ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Drop Dead Dolly will play Saturday at the bar, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road. At Valâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Acoustic open mic is open to the public at 8:30 p.m. every Monday at the bar, 316 W. First St. Musicians also are welcome to join the band with Notorious Folk with Steve Catron at 8 p.m. every Tuesday night.

June 7 Area author signing ROCHELLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carol Hegberg, an author based in DeKalb, will be available to sign copies of her book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Never Fails,â&#x20AC;? from 1 to 3 p.m. during Railroad Days at Rochelle Railroad Park, 124 N. Ninth St.

Aug. 9 Classic cars in Freeport FREEPORT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;street rodsâ&#x20AC;? are allowed. It may have appropriate accessories or equipment to make it a safe and roadworthy vehicle. Past participants will be contacted for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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WHAT’S GOING ON cians 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.

CONCERTS Friday Saltines back in town The Saltines will perform at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Fifth Friday Music Show, at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St. Ted Lawrence and Chuck Scordato will perform in a return engagement. The Saltines have a mutual background in The Uptown Cats, as well as other blues bands in the region. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10. They can be purchased at the H.I. Lincoln building daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., or by calling 815-456-3030.

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NELSON – Who Else Entertainment will again bring its brand of summer entertainment to the area July 19 with its 43rd annual hog roast along the railroad tracks in Nelson at 126 Anderson Lane. Black Stone Cherry, a rock band from Kentucky, will headline the event. The main act will be joined by three local acts: Terry Cox at 2 p.m,

Dirt Road Rockers at 5, and Trippin Molly at 8. Black Stone Cherry will perform at 11 p.m. Gates will open at 2 p.m. There will also be a ride-in bike show, a burnout contest, and beer and food vendors at the event. Free camping will be offered for the night. All campers are permitted to bring their own beer, pop and food only for their camp sites. No fires will be allowed. The event is a 21 and older. Organizers ask that all participants not bring any glass. Pets also are not allowed.

Saturday Blues band hitting local stage STERLING – Hitz City, a blues and rhythm and blues band, will perform from 8:30 p,m. to close at Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Lincolnway. There is no cover charge. 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.

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June 7 Blues band playing local venue STERLING – Hitz City, a blues and rhythm and blues band, will perform from 8:30 p.m. to close at Dairy Mart Plus, 312 16th Ave. There is no cover charge.

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able, tickets will be $25 at the gate. For more information, call 815-535-3812 or find the event on Facebook.

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.” 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.


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WHAT’S GOING ON CONCERTS 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 Crossing. Admission to the pre-party 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.

DANCE Friday and Saturday 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. Friday, and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Centennial 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.

DOWNTOWN EVENTS Friday and Saturday Mini-golf along the river DIXON – 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 city’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 – 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

June 27 Fourth Fridays in Sterling STERLING – Fourth Fridays promotes the slogan “Think Local. Buy Local. Be Local.” 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. Upcoming: July 25

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS Sunday Blessing the bikes FULTON – 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. July 4 Free fun for family STERLING – Amazing Grace will hold its annual July 4 celebration from noon to 5 p.m. on Second Avenue, between Fifth and Sixth streets. The entire city block will be lined with inflatables that will inculde water slides. Splash pools will be available for smaller children. There is no cost to participate. Food will be available for purchase. The Twin City Joint Fire Command, CGH Medical Center, and the Whiteside County Sheriff’s department will have equipment on display. For more information, call the church office at 815-625-9300. June 12-15 Festival fun in Polo POLO – Polo Town and Country Day is offering a Mega Pass for the carnival rides during the 2014 festival. The Mega Pass is $40, is good for use on all rides and can be used throughout the festival. The passes will go on sale May 27 at First State Bank, Knie Appliance, and Burkhardt’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 Sunday 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 Kid’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 815-973-3507. July 2-6 Petunia Fest turns 50 The world beat-infused rock of jam band Rusted Root will roar into town to open Petunia Festival on July 2. The festival will run July 2-6 in downtown Dixon. Other headliners include: sJuly 3: Parmalee, a family band that burst onto the country scene with its smash hit “Carolina” sJuly 4: Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, a rock band led by Rockford native Miles Nielsen, son of Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen sAlso July 4: Gina Venier and the Gentlemen, a band with local ties that played the Troy, Ohio, stopover on the Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road tour in 2013 sJuly 5: The Wood Brothers, an Americana and blues group from Colorado sAlso July 5: Apache Relay, folk rockers from Nashville who played the Dixon stopover of the Gentlemen of the Road tour in 2012 sJuly 5: Sun Stereo, the sixpiece group from Urbana that blends electronic soundscapes, vocal harmonies and a funky horn section, which played the downtown stage during the Gentlemen of the Road stopover in 2012 Festival entertainment organizers want to take advantage of the amphitheater area along the riverfront, said Josh Albrecht, executive director of Dixon Main Street and a festival board member. They added a second stage to keep performances constant, he said. Petunia Festival will remain in its new location downtown; food and entertainment again will be at Heritage Crossing along the riverfront, and the carnival again will be near the high school. The party will officially open July 2 with a luau, featuring hula dancers, a pig roast and other Hawaiian-themed offerings along the riverfront. The festival will close July 6 with a drum corps show on the high school football field. Six drum corps will collaborate. Tickets will cost $12 and $20, and will be available at the Dixon Main Street office or online at www.dci.org. The closing also will include the annual parade – this year with the theme “50 Years of Festival Magic” – and fireworks. The parade will have a slightly different route because of the downtown streetscape project. Throughout the festival, an exhibit, “50 Years of Festival Memories,” will be on display at Loveland Community Building. Festival staples, including the carnival, pancake breakfast, municipal band concert, sports tournaments and a craft show, will round out the offerings. The Taste Trail, a series of food courts stretched across River Road, will feature past festival favorites, as well as local vendors. Go to www.petuniafestival.org, find it on Facebook, or call Dixon Main Street at 815-288-2308 for more information and a full schedule. Aug. 9-10 Vendors needed for festival MENDOTA – The Crafters Market Place and Flea Market will again be featured Aug. 9 and 10 at Mendota’s annual Sweet Corn Festival. The event will be held in Veteran’s Park on U.S. Route 34, in the Mendota Elks Club parking lot on Indiana Avenue, and on Jefferson Street. Artists, crafters and flea market dealers from around the Midwest are expected to fill more than 200 spaces at this year’s event. Reserved spaces for the show are available, and applications are being accepted. Spaces are approximately 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. Aug. 12-16 Fair features a capella country MORRISON – 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.; kids’ 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 NBC’s “The SingOff,” will play the grandstand. Also: Western horse speed events, 8 a.m.; dairy judging, 9 a.m. Solution Action Sports’ 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.; kids’ 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 June 28 and 29 Bloomin on the Rock DIXON – The 2-day event includes a garden walk with vendors and an evening of fine dining on the riverfront. There will be a flower pot auction at the breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Rock River Garden Club.

FARMERS MARKETS In Sterling STERLING – 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 – The farmer’s market has moved to the Riverfront. The farmer’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.

FUN FOR A CAUSE June 1 Retired farmer helping vets DIXON – A 1948 John Deere Model A tractor is on its way across America to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project, which helps injured service members. Ivan Stolzfus, a retired farmer from Pennsylvania and Florida, is on a mission to drive his tractor across the country. He will speak at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 111 E. Second St., during Restoration Sunday activities. After church, there will be a car, tractor and motorcycle show, followed by a parade at 5 p.m. Stolzfus and his tractor will lead the way. Show entries are needed. For more information or to register a vehicle for the show, call the church at 815-284-6823.

IN THE GARDEN Saturday Kids program in Rockford ROCKFORD – 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. 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 Charlie’s Bar and Grill MOUNT CARROLL – Karaoke is offered at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Charlie’s Bar and Grill, 123 W. Market St. Saturday Party with the James Gang PEARL CITY – 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. Upcoming: 8 p.m. to midnight June 6 at Dixon VFW, 1560 Franklin Grove Road; 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. June 7 at Messie’s Bar and Grill, 117 N. River Road, Oregon; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 14 at Ralphie and Lu Lu’s, 812 Main Street. Ashton; 8 p.m. to midnight June 20 at Dixon VFW; 8 p.m. to midnight June 21 at The Brandywine, 441 state Route 2, Dixon; and 8 p.m. to midnight at Slurp and Burp in Pearl City.

AT THE MOVIES Monday ‘Monster’s University’ on tap STERLING – With the weather improving by the week, the urge to get outside becomes stronger. Have no fear, as Sterling Main Street is again set to offer some free fun for the whole family with its Movies at Grandon summer series. The series begins at 7 p.m. Monday with the movie “Monsters University.” All movies are held at the Grandon Civic Center in Central Memorial Park in downtown Sterling. All the movies throughout the summer will begin at 7. Plenty of seating is available, but attendees also can bring lawn chairs or a blanket to enjoy the movies. The rest of the schedule includes: s : “Despicable Me 2” s : “The Fox and the Hound” s : “Frozen” s : “The Muppet Movie” sAug. 7: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Through Sept. 2 Short film entries wanted CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Film Office is looking for entries for this year’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 year’s winner was “The Painter,” 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.

OPEN MIC Tonight Blues and R&B jam session STERLING – 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 Starlight’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 – Open mic is on tap at 4 p.m. every Sunday at Charlie’s Bar and Grill, 123 W. Market St.

AT THE MUSEUM The Depot is open AMBOY – 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 – 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 museum’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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Seth MacFarlane wants to be a movie star in the worst way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Million Ways to Die in the Westâ&#x20AC;? is result of this longing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a long comedy with long waits between jokes and longer waits between those that work. Thus does his leadingman career begin and end with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;worst wayâ&#x20AC;? Western thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basically an excuse for a guy with zero screen presence to lock lips with Oscar-winner Charlize Theron. The voice and creative mind behind the animated â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Guyâ&#x20AC;? and the half-animated â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tedâ&#x20AC;? makes what is essentially a dirty-mouthed Don Knotts comedy, a farce so lame itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as if â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blazing Saddlesâ&#x20AC;? never happened or MacFarlane never saw it. He plays Albert, a timid sheep rancher in 1882 Old Stump Township, located in the scenic Monument Valley of Arizona. His clumsiness with his sheep and his cowardice with the locals costs him his best girl (Amanda Seyfried). His pals, Edward (Giovanni Ribisi) and Edwardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hooker girlfriend Ruth (Sarah Silverman) worry heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never get over that. And then Anna (Ther-

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Louise, played by Amand Seyfried (from left); Foy, played by Neil Patrick Harris; Albert, played by Seth MacFarlane; and Anna, played by Charlize Theron, are shown in a scene from â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Million Ways to Die in the West,â&#x20AC;? the new comedy from director, producer and co-writer MacFarlane, who plays a formerly cowardly sheep farmer who must put his newfound courage to the test.

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on), the moll of a desperado (Liam Neeson), ducks into town, laying low. She takes pity on the only guy in the Old West without a tan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Albert. The running gag here is Albertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s profane irritation at all the ways you can get killed in the wild, careless, preantibiotic, pre OSHA, lawless, trigger-happy environment they all live in. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another reason Louise (Seyfried) dumps him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are living to be

Farlane, co-writer, producer, director and star, and in none of those guises does he find enough jokes to fill a 2-hour â&#x20AC;&#x153;comedy.â&#x20AC;? Characters stiffly stand in the foreground exchanging unfunny lines that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t advance the plot, while extras stand around behind them doing nothing funny either. A long, bloody barroom fight â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more ways to die â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has one decent gag in it. In traditional Westerns, there was humor

35 these days!â&#x20AC;? No need to rush into marriage. Not with the local moustache Lothario (Neil Patrick Harris) waiting in the wings. Albert must find his mettle, learn to use a gun and take a spirit journey with some hallucinogenequipped Indians (Wes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Geronimoâ&#x20AC;? Studi is their leader) before he can get the girl. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an ambitious barn dance scene set to Stephen Fosterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Only Got a Moustacheâ&#x20AC;? that works. And

MONEY & MARKETS The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott...................................39.66 Alcoa.....................................13.36 AltriaCorp.............................40.77 Autonation...........................56.46 American Express................91.05 Arris-Group..........................32.59 Apple..................................624.01 ADM.....................................44.29 AT&T.....................................35.33 Bank of America...................15.14 Boeing.................................134.33 BorgWarner..........................62.61 BP..........................................50.66 Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s..................................69.62 Caterpillar...........................102.90 CenturyLink.........................37.80 Chevron..............................122.55 Cisco.....................................24.82 Citigroup...............................47.31 CNW.....................................46.42 CocaCola..............................40.58

ConAgra................................31.58 Dean.....................................17.12 Deere & Co...........................90.90 Disney...................................83.60 Donaldson............................41.13 DuPont..................................68.40 Exxon..................................101.07 Ford......................................16.32 Exelon...................................36.00 GE.........................................26.67 FifthThird.............................20.60 HawaiianElectric.................24.17 Hewlett Packard...................33.35 HomeDepot.........................79.68 Intel Corp.............................26.88 IBM.....................................183.18 IntlPaper...............................46.75 JCPenney................................8.78 JohnsonControls..................44.64 Johnson&Johnson.............100.31 JPMorgan Chase..................55.45 Kraft...................................,,,58.33 Kroger...................................46.70 Leggett&Platt........................33.76 Manpower............................82.81 McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s........................101.30 Merck&Co.............................56.40

Microsoft..............................40.01 3M.......................................141.44 Monsanto...........................120.29 Newell...................................29.21 AGL.......................................53.09 Nike......................................76.29 Parker-Han.........................124.50 Pfizer.....................................29.61 Pepsico..................................87.06 Procter&Gamble..................80.09 RaymondJames....................48.60 Republic................................35.18 Sears Hldg............................38.24 SensientTech.......................,54.95 Sprint......................................9.20 Staples...................................11.34 TheTravelers........................93.44 UnitedContinental..............44.89 UnitedTech........................115.92 USBancorp...........................42.03 USSteel..................................23.67 Verizon..................................49.73 Walgreen...............................69.80 WalMartStores.....................75.53 WalMartMexico...................25.26 WasteMgt..............................44.25 Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s..................................8.28

Commodities The following quotations Soybean meal: July July 121.57; Oct. 105.12 Sugar: July 17.12 are provided as a community 498.50; Dec. 403.30 Cotton: July 84.87 Wheat: July 6.383â &#x201E;4; Dec. 6.70 service by Sterling Futures: Corn: July 4.721â &#x201E;2; Sept. Oats: July 3.491â &#x201E;2; Dec. 3.271â &#x201E;2 T-Bonds: June 13819â &#x201E;32 Silver: July 19.02 Live cattle: June 136.02; 4.691â &#x201E;4; Dec. 4.693â &#x201E;4 Gold: June 1258/20 Soybeans: July 14.97 3â &#x201E; 4; Aug. 137.10; Oct. 141.25 Copper: May 3.1675 Feeder cattle: Aug. Aug. 14.281â &#x201E;4; Nov. 12.43 Crude: July 102.82 Soybean oil: July 39.63; 195.60; Oct. 196.67 Dollar Index: June 80.62 Lean hogs: June 114.57; Dec. 39.80

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Upcoming June Assets of the month: Youth As Resources Integrity Watch the Daily Gazette in June

BUSINESS BUSINESS OF TH THE E MON MONTH TH Assets in Action Pete Harkness Auto Group has been selected as this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business of the Month. This local business is involved in the community promoting positive youth development in many ways. Here are a few ways Pete Harkness gives back to the community: *They offer their site for local youth organizations to hold car washes to raise funds for their organization; providing the location and materials to each group. *Sponsoring many youth baseball, swim, and other sports programs through Sterling youth Baseball and the Sterling Rock Falls Family YMCA.

*Sponsoring the Yearly Pumpkin Dash and Yearly Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Sterling Park District *Partnering with the area Vocational Training program to offer on the job training *Booster Car give away-over $100,000 was raised for 9 local schools with the schools keeping 100% of proceeds from ticket sales. *Employing high school students for evening and summer hours *Providing Vehicles for local youth organizations to participate in parades. Thank you to Pete Harkness Auto Group for understanding and believing in Positive Youth Development.

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Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA The Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA is pleased to announce that the YMCA has yet again received several grants through YMCA of the USA! This year the YMCA received grants total $68,000 in grant funding for our youth development programs and have all been received over the course of the last 4 weeks. These grants allow our YMCA to expand our services throughout the communities. Specifically, the YMCA has again received the YearRound Grant in which allows the YMCA to provide a summer academic enrichment program to the students in Sterling Public Schools. This grant allows for partnerships with the school district, Sterling Township, Whiteside County Transportation, Foster Grandparents Programs and several other key partners. With this grant, the YMCA is also able to provide art education and asset development with community partners throughout our afterschool program. This grant also allows the YMCA to continue to sponsor the large family nights that are currently held in the elementary schools. Children who attend any of these programs are also fed breakfast, lunch, and a snack through the USDA Nutrition Programs. All sites participate in the Summer Food Service Program or the Children Care and Afterschool meal program. The YMCA also received an Outreach grant, in which the Y will serve students in Rock Falls. This grant also for children and their families to get active, learn about health and wellness, participate in art education, and be part of a large community partnership with other organizations. Youth who participate in this program are also provided with a lunch and snack daily. All sites in Rock Falls will be open meal sites, so youth under the age of 18 can

receive a meal, even if they do not attend the daily programming. In addition to the above grants the YMCA also received a grant to provide swimming lessons to 50 children within our community! The Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA received this grant, due to the YMCA Aquatics Manager, Deb Mortonson, continually growing our program. Deb and her staff will select 50 students to participate in this opportunity. These students progress will also be tracked through the summer. The YMCA looks forward to serving the community with this new grant! Lastly, the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA has been selected to participate in a Day Camp Pilot Upgrade Program. This grant will add to the YMCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already stellar day camp program. The Y is excited to be continuing improving our current programs, just as much as starting new programming. By participating and receiving this pilot program upgrade; we will have 3 goals to accomplish. All of these goals would help us promote, model, and reward positive behaviors and relationships: 1) Hiring a trained professional to work in our day camp program to help our counselors with children who may have difficultly interacting with their peers, small disabilities that sometimes prohibit their participation in activities, or those youth who are simply having a rough day and may need someone to help them through the day. This would also allow our counselors to be counselors and not end up one on one with certain children throughout the course of the day. 2) The trained professional would train all YMCA staff how to properly deal with certain behaviors and describe how our new positive behavior

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and reward plan will begin to work. 3) Implement a positive and visible behavior plan for all YMCA day campers; including an incentive program for youth and families. As all YMCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do, our YMCA focuses on be available to all. Serving all youth is a great mission, until certain youth can begin to affect the overall program by their behaviors. Having the above goals will allow staff to stay refreshed, focus on the positive activities, and keep the flow of the day camp day at ease. This will allow the youth in our program to feel more valued as a person. This also allows parents to see that we take discipline seriously and that we will work to make the day camp experience great for every child in our program. As you can see the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA continually responds to our community needs. The YMCA has made Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility a part of every program. The YMCA has been an intentionally effort to aid other community partners in any programs that are beneficial to our communities. Should you have any questions about this programming; please contact the YMCA at 815-535-9622

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organization, put on a poverty simulation May 8th at Challand Middle School. The goal of this experience was to sensitize the participants

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how frustrating it is to try to abide by all of the rules associated with

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May Assets Positive Family Communication - Young persn and her or his parent (s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parents. Positive View of Personal Future - Young person is optimitstic about her or his personal future.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why do you feel time at home is important?â&#x20AC;?

Jakob Martinez, age 10, 4th grade â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you spend time with your parents instead of playing video games, they will do nice things with you.â&#x20AC;?

Haleigh Freas, 5th Grade-Washington Mrs. Musselman â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes everyone happy doing things we all like to do.â&#x20AC;? Things like playing games and going camping.â&#x20AC;?

Amy Zigler, 5th Grade-Washington Mrs. Hoyle â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy spending time with my family. They always make an effort and support me. We like to do the same things such as playing games. It makes us have a stronger bond with one another.â&#x20AC;?

Grant Koerner, 4th Grade Washington - Mrs. Stutzke â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important because we can play games and talk about our day and because I love them. I like spending time with my brother and sister because they understand me.â&#x20AC;?

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Handzus scores in double OT Blackhawks stave off elimination BY JAY COHEN !03PORTS7RITER

CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final. Brandon Saad made a nice pass to the middle to Handzus, who beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a backhander for his second goal of the playoffs. Handzus celebrated by jumping against boards behind the net, as the sellout crowd of 21,871 roared. Saad had a goal and two assists for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who stopped a three-game losing streak. Patrick Kane set a playoff career high with four assists. HANDZUS CONTINUED ON B6

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Dixon senior Alex LaMendola has battled through nagging hamstring injuries the past two seasons, but will finish his high school career by running a pair of relays at this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2A state track meet in Charleston.

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Dixon senior LaMendola chooses relays over individual glory â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a way to go out,â&#x20AC;? Dixon track coach Bruce Luther said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great reward for all six of our seniors who are going down. To go through what Alex LaMendola has Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no better way to end their careers.â&#x20AC;? LaMendola alrewady has experience at endured the past two track seasons would Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien. As a sophomore in 2012, he was cause many athletes to question their part of the Dukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1,600 relay team that desire â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and misfortune. Many would broke the school record in prelims with probably just flat-out quit. But the Dixon senior wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about to let a time of 3:22.64, only to break it again a day later in the finals with a 3:22.35. nagging injuries stop him from getting This year, finally healthy again the past back to Charleston. few weeks, LaMendola inked his name in After pulling his left hamstring twice the school record book again, this time last season, then dealing with injuries to running a leg on the 3,200 relay team that both hamstrings this spring, LaMendola broke the 28-year-old school record with a will finish his high school career on the time of 8:01.57 at the Sterling Night Relays blue track at Eastern Illinois Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back on May 2. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien Stadium â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a place where he already has some pretty good memories. BATON CONTINUED ON B3 BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com    EXT

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Postseason games postponed Storms put stop to regionals, sectionals in Sauk Valley By SVM Sports Staff

A big day of baseball and softball postseason play was scheduled for Wednesday, but Mother Nature had other plans. Storms swept into the area about 5 p.m. postponing games in Rock Falls, Sterling and Morrison. In Rock Falls, the 3A softball semifinal between the host Rockets and the Mendota Trojans had played a scoreless inning when lightning caused a delay. Rock Falls starter Michaela Ward had struck out two of the three batters she had faced. Lightning flashed between innings, and after a 45-minute delay and a lot rain, the game was postponed. It will resume at 4 p.m. today in the top of the second inning. Across the river in Sterling, the Rockets baseball team led Sterling 3-1 in the third inning. Dustin Huycke had the big hit so far with a two-run triple in the second.

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Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kara Nehrkorn slides safely back to first base after a pickoff attempt during Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3A Rock Falls Regional semifinal game against Mendota. The game was postponed after one inning because of heavy rain. It will resume today at 4 p.m.

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SAN DIEGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t with his San Diego State Aztecs as they head to the NCAA regionals for the second straight season. Then again, he is there. Gwynn has been in his playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hearts and minds since he began a leave of absence in late March to recover from cancer treatment. And for the better part of May, the Aztecs have rallied around a bobblehead of their coach. The bobblehead was in the dugout in Las Vegas last weekend â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with Gwynnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credential around its neck â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as the Aztecs rallied to win the Mountain West Conference tournament and an automatic berth in the NCAA regionals. Freshman infielder Ryan Alvarez is in charge of packing it on the road, which this week means a trip to Lafayette, Louisiana, to face 2013 College World Series runner-up Mississippi State on Friday. Louisiana-Lafayette plays Jackson State. Assistant coach Mark Martinez was looking for something to pump up the Aztecs after they played poorly in a three-game series at New Mexico in early May, including being outscored 19-6 in losing the last two games. So he asked an athletic department staffer for a Gwynn bobblehead, which was a giveaway item at a basketball game several years ago, early in the tenure of coach Steve Fisher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It actually worked out good. We wrapped up little Tony in a towel and went out to the pregame meeting and kind of poked his head out and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Guys, we brought Tony with us. And they went crazy,â&#x20AC;? Martinez said Wednesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then we were asking him questions like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Are we

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some mojo.â&#x20AC;? Gwynn has had two operations for cancer in his right cheek since August 2010. In a complicated surgery in February 2012, surgeons removed a facial nerve because it was intertwined with a tumor inside his right cheek. They grafted a nerve from Gwynnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neck to help him eventually regain facial movement. Gwynn was last with the Aztecs on March 25, when they beat Santa Clara 12-4. Having the bobblehead â&#x20AC;&#x153;is pretty cool,â&#x20AC;? Martinez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got us to rally around him a little bit. When I talk to Tony itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re with us every pitch in the dugout. It just happens to be your bobblehead.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I think at first he was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What are you guys doing?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Now he laughs about it. He thinks itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty cool, and of course, since our kids are rallying behind it, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all in.â&#x20AC;?

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year honors at the postrace awards banquet. Busch fought back tears as he accepted his award, and thanked team owner Michael Andretti for the opportunity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This whole dream of mine started 2 years ago when my career was at a crossroads,â&#x20AC;? said Busch, who lost his ride with Roger Penske after the 2011 season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andretti, I met up with him, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you, it was a unique chance to talk to him about running a NASCAR team and it was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got an openwheel ride, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to try out that Indy 500.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And he said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kid, you can come race for me anytime.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

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LAKE FOREST â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Backup quarterbacks tend to have that coaching trait. Just look at Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, who spent 11 seasons in the NFL, but started 19 games. Or take last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backup Josh McCown, who rejoined the Bears in 2012 when, at the time, he was coaching high school football, and was lauded for the extra work he did with the offense last preseason. Jordan Palmer has thrown 15 NFL passes in five seasons, and gets the first shot to be Jay Cutlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backup in 2014. How did he spend his offseason? Mentoring young quarterbacks, including Bears draft pick David Fales. Palmer has to balance that innate desire to coach with his own focus on winning the backup job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[When] youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in the league for as long as I have, your job is to help the young guys. I just did it in a different capacity,â&#x20AC;? Palmer said of his work with Fales, adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My job is to come in here, and compete every day, and take advantage of the reps I get.â&#x20AC;? Palmer spoke with a group of reporters after the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first organized training activity, and some extra post-practice work with the receivers Tuesday. Palmer said he knows he benefits from making sure his teammates all are on the same page with coach Marc Trestmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge because those are the guys that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to be in there with, so I want to give everybody who is going to be in the huddle with me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and everybody

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make plays in practice. Palmer got to spend some time watching how McCown worked last season. But to help prepare for this offseason, he said he watched every rep from OTAs and minicamp last year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and he noticed that McCown practiced pretty well before he had his impressive season. In between working with his receivers and the rest of the quarterbacks, including his mentee, Fales, Palmer knows he has work to do himself to solidify the No. 2 quarterback job to make the roster, not an unfamiliar position. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just trying to focus on every day and put together a great offseason camp and everything else will take care of itself,â&#x20AC;? he said.

     

   

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favorite races now.â&#x20AC;? The biggest attribute heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shown in his final season is one he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Twelve months ago, sure he possessed. LaMendola might not Turns out LaMendola have believed such a is a natural leader for thing was possible. his teammates, someAfter fighting back from thing he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know his first pulled left ham- about himself before string, he aggravated the coaches made him the injury at the NIB-12 captain at the start of the Meet last May, ending spring. his season in disapâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Before, I was always pointment and uncerthe guy to fade into tainty. the background, just â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every day I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run, do my own thing while I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Can I still do the other guys took the this?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? LaMendola said. lead,â&#x20AC;? LaMendola said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just had to keep it in â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I was honored my head that I could, when the coaches made that I needed to come me captain, and I realback and do it all again, ized I had to do more and that kept me going. than just push myself; â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were times I had to push my teamwhen I wanted to sit on mates, too. the couch and not do it â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really grown into anymore, but once you that leadership role, and get it in your head that I love it now.â&#x20AC;? you can do it, and that While the vocal part of you will do it, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t being a leader took some quit on it. I just found a time to get used to, the way to get into the right example LaMendola has mindset.â&#x20AC;? set all season long is just LaMendola was a big part of his personality. loss for the Dukes last Luther, a friend of the season. LaMendola family who has known started his career as a LaMendola since he was sprinter his freshmen â&#x20AC;&#x153;this highâ&#x20AC;? while putting year, then slowly moved his hand below his knee, to longer distances the cites the seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent next two seasons. He decision at the 2A Burlalso competed in the ington Central Sectional jumps, and qualified for as the perfect example the indoor state meet of the seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comearlier this spring in the mitment to team over 60, 400, 800 relay, 1,600 himself. relay and 3,200 relay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the sectional meet, â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a freshman, I never he had the opportunity wanted to go any higher to run the open 400, and than the 100 and 200,â&#x20AC;? probably get down to LaMendola said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ran state as an individual,â&#x20AC;? the 400 as a sophomore, Luther said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But he and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it at first; decided he wanted to same thing when I start- help the 800 relay qualify ed running the 800 as a instead, so he passed up junior. But my times got the 400. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work better and better, and out for us, but he was I could see them going willing to put the team down, and the 400 and ahead of himself. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 800 have become my just the kind of kid he is. CONTINUED FROM B1

â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has shown such great character and personality through everything, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not as proud of him as his parents, but after them, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m as proud of him as anybody else.â&#x20AC;? That goes for the other five seniors who will be making the trek downstate along with LaMendola. As the first 4-year class to go through the track program since Luther took over as head coach in 2011, he knows his emotions will run high. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is really special for me,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to get a little choked up and teary-eyed as we go through the weekend.â&#x20AC;? LaMendola, who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t regret his decision to run the relay instead of the open 400 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; knows his emotions will be flowing as well. Having been to state before, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready for the nerves and adrenaline and excitement of sitting in the tent at the end of the track and waiting for his events to be called. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the larger picture heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more concerned with this time around. While he plans on continuing his track career at Augustana College for the next 4 years, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready to enjoy his final high school track meet to the fullest extent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to soak up the atmosphere as much as I can,â&#x20AC;? LaMendola said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All that other stuff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; making the finals, winning a medal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a nice side bonus. The experience is what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to get another chance at it â&#x20AC;Ś and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to make the most of it.â&#x20AC;?

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Sister act finished Serena, Venus both ousted in second-round matches BY HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer

PARIS – Wind was whipping, rain was falling, and thick gray clouds overhead were foreboding as Serena Williams doublefaulted, then raised her hands in despair and wailed, “I can’t serve!” As if to prove the point, Williams double-faulted again moments later, before pushing a routine backhand wide to get broken at love. Truth is, the French Open’s defending champion couldn’t do much properly on this particular afternoon, absorbing the most lopsided loss of her 288match Grand Slam career. Unable to figure out how to get herself going, or counter her unheralded opponent’s aggressive game, Williams was beaten 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday by 35th-ranked Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the second round. “Nothing really worked,” said Williams, whose older sister Venus also lost. “I don’t know anything that actually worked.” Ever since last week’s draw, there was talk about a possible all-Williams match in the third round, which would have been their first Grand Slam meeting since the 2009 Wimbledon final. So much for that: Exactly 1 minute before Serena’s match began on Court Suzanne Lenglen, the 29thseeded Venus’ 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat against 56th-ranked Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia, wrapped up in the main stadium. “I felt like this was a match that I was most likely going to win,” Venus said. “I don’t know how Serena felt, but I’m sure she feels like that every time she goes on the court. So I think our expectation was to play in the next round.” Instead of the 25th Williams vs. Williams encounter on tour, it’ll be the 20-year-old Muguruza vs. 19-year-old Schmiedlova. Serena’s exit came a day after a loss by No. 2 Li Na, the first time in the Open era, which began in 1968, that the top two women were gone before the third

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Serena Williams returns the ball Wednesday during the second-round match of the French Open against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Williams was upset in two sets. round at any major tournament. “Nobody’s safe,” summed up Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach who began working with Serena after the 2012 French Open. “Usually when she’s in trouble, she always finds a way,” Mouratoglou said. “But she’s a human being, so today she couldn’t.” The biggest beneficiary might be Maria Sharapova, who won the 2012 French Open, lost to Serena in last year’s final and potentially faced a quarterfinal against the American this time. Sharapova beat 42nd-ranked Tsvetana Pironkova 7-5, 6-2 in a drizzle. Alize Cornet of France, seeded 20th, was surprised 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 by 18-year-old Taylor Townsend, an American wild-card entry ranked 205th and making her Grand Slam debut. On the men’s side, No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny and No. 20 Alexandr Dolgopolov were sent home, while

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NBA PLAYOFFS | PACERS 93, HEAT 90

By George, he did it Pacers guard keeps playoff hopes alive BY MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS – Paul George scored 31 of his 37 points in the second half Wednesday night, and almost single-handedly kept the Indiana Pacers alive in the Eastern Conference finals with a 93-90 victory over the Miami Heat. The Pacers still trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 will be played Friday night in Miami. It took a frantic effort just to extend the series, even with the foul-plagued LeBron James held to just seven points in 23 minutes. Chris Bosh led the Heat with 20 points, but he missed a potential goahead 3-pointer in the closing seconds. Indiana turned a 50-41 deficit into a 64-57 lead after three, then led by as much as 11 in the fourth. But Miami’s last-ditch rally made it 91-90 with 16 seconds to go before Indiana held on. Miami failed to clinch its fourth straight Eastern Conference title. The Pacers played like a desperate team trying to save their season. They

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Pacers’ Lance Stephenson and Heat forward LeBron James scramble for a loose ball during the second half of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday in Indianapolis. The Pacers won 93-90. chased shooters all over the floor, ran down loose balls, even put themselves in harm’s way. Lance Stephenson appeared to hurt his left shoulder in the third quarter after a hard fall and still finished the game. But hard falls and tough plays were a theme all night for a team that had been roundly criticized for its lack of effort in Monday night’s loss.

“We just played. Our backs are against the wall right now, so that’s all we can do,” George said. “We were in a position that if we lost this game, we’re going home, so I think that was in the backs of everybody’s minds.” Until George amped it up in the second half, it looked like the Heat would close out the series with a fourth straight win.

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Game 6 is Friday night in Los Angeles. Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown each had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who led 4-3 after two periods. It was Gaborikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NHL-best 11th playoff goal. Quick and Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corey Crawford each stopped 40 shots. Los Angeles was in

position to advance to its second Stanley Cup final in 3 years, before Ben Smith drove to the net and beat Quick on a rebound 1:17 into the third. Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third goal of the playoffs set the stage for a frantic finish, as both sides pushed for the winning score. Kings center Jarret Stoll was sent off for tripping with 3:11 left in regulation, giving the Blackhawks a prime opportunity to

move in front. Quick stopped Kane on a big slap shot, and then turned away Bryan Bickell in front to keep the game tied at 4. Quick made another solid stop on Marian Hossa in overtime, and the loose puck was swept away by Los Angeles. Kings star Anze Kopitar had a chance to win it about 9 minutes into the first overtime, but his shot went off the side of the net.

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IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media Lost: short hair gray neutered male cat, white marking on chest. Missing from Platt Park/ Lincoln School area since 5-24. Elderly animal, declawed, missing teeth. Needs meds & special food. Would be scared, but friendly. Answers to Tweed. Call any time. 815625-4516. REWARD for safe return.

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com Friendly Kind Compassionate Individuals Needed. Volunteer with Unity Hospice. Share your unique talents with a family in our community. Help someone live everyday to the fullest, making every day special. Create your own schedule, volunteer when you are able. Several opportunities available: *Patient Care *Vigil Care *Pet Therapy *Veterans *Bereavement *Administrative Training Provided. Support. Comfort. Companionship Unity Hospice Helping you help the ones you love 815.561.8866 The YWCA of the Sauk Valley Sexual Assault Program is seeking individuals who want to make a difference in their community by becoming victim advocates. Volunteers provide medical and legal advocacy, crisis intervention & information referral to victims of adult and child sexual assault. Comprehensive 40 hour training is provided. For more information, contact: Stacey Rosalez at 815-2881232

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DIXON 3BR Ranch 1½ BA Lg. 2 car attached garage. Great NE location!! $125,000 815-973-6109

STERLING Fixer upper: 3BR, 2 full baths, double city lot. Close to schools. Completely gutted, remodeling started, needs finished. No realtors. $40,000/ obo. 815-631-2870

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LOTS / LAND 225 FOR SALE 1½ acre building lot 5 mi. N/W of Sterling $18,000 815-631-6825 Fox Run Sub. 681 Partridge Plc. 1.23 acres. $20,000 815-978-8296 Last two one acre lots Hickory Hills III Lots of trees and prairie grass. $35,00 ea. Call 815-626-9337 Ed Ebersohl Realty owner developer. 226

2 Cemetery Lots at Chapel Hill at separate locations. $750 OBO each 815-453-5039 2 lots in Oak Knoll reasonably priced. 815-650-8005 4 graves at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Faith $750 ea. 940-727-9063

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3 BR, 1 car garage, full basement. $750/mo. First, Last, Deposit, & References Req. No smoking. Call 815-677-2170 Historic 2 Story Brick 3BR, 3 ba. den w/fplc, garage. Northside. No smoking, no pets. $1,000/mo. Available June 1st. 815440-0927. Sm. 1BR, Applcs. furnished, no dogs, $390 mo. + dep. 815-284-8494

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AMBOY $200 off 1st mo/rent Nice 2BR w/ appls. $480mo. + lease & dep. 815-716-0123 2BR $450 1/2 off first month's rent. Very clean, all appls. Avail. Now! No pets. Sec. dep. + ref. 815-849-5334. Nice 2BR Duplex, Amboy. One level. High effic. heat/AC Stove/refrig. furn. Coin op. W/D. New 22'x22' concrete patio. $475/mo. + dep. 815-579-5225

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815-284-6782 1BR laundry, appl. garage. No pets. 815-499-3753. 2BR. $475/mo. All util. but elec: heat, water, garb. incl. Lower & upper avail. Pets welcome w/$50 dep. 815-994-0755 Large upper 2BR apt. stove, refrig, garbage, and garage. All new carpet. No smoking & NO PETS $500/mo. + $500 dep. Now Available 815-288-1736 Newly refurbished 2BR. Storage/laundry rm., stove/ref, A/C. $550/mo. + dep. Sm. car port. 603 S. Hennepin. No smoking or pets. 815-4403040 between 9am-8pm. Looking for reliable, long term tenant. Good references required Quiet Modern clean, 2BR. Garage, Laundry No smoking or pets. $500. 815652-3365.

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

POLO 2BR, A/C & appliances furnished, attached garage, no smoking and no pets. Deposit and references req. $495/mo. 815-9463191 after 5 pm.

2BR $450/mo. Lease & dep. Req. H & H Rental Properties. Call or text 815-625-7995. 2BR apt. $475/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701

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(815)626-1431 2 BR for $525 Water, sewer, garbage incl. Coin W/D, No pets/ No parties. Call Diana: 630-327-7046 2 BR., clean, QUIET, coin laundry. 641-777-7261 2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517 2BR. $450 + dep No pets/ smoking 815-590-3004 Apartment Available Now 407 Ash Ave. 1st floor. 2BR, $450/ mo. + ½ off sec. Dep. Sec. 8 OK. No pets. Call 773-858-7627. Apts. No pets. Call 815-716-0367. Near CGH 1BR, garage, A/C, applcs., 1 floor, N/S, $435/mo. 1830 3rd Ave. 815-499-0199 Remodeled 2BR, attached garage, W/D, applcs., A/C 1yr. lease, no pets. 815-622-8829 Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

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LYNDON 2BR home. 510 1st Street East. Lyndon IL, ON RIVER. $800/mo. Kophamer & Blean Realty 815-772-2728

PROPHETSTOWN 323 E. Ave., 3BR $475/mo. + $475 dep. 815-590-8233

ROCK FALLS 2BR house, $575 + dep., No Pets, 815-535-8419 2BR, 1BA, 1 car detached garage. $550/mo. $550 dep. No pets 815440-7985 505 W. 5th St. 1BR 1BA. Spacious loft. $475/mo. + util. 815-440-0007 Large, clean, quiet townhome. 2BR, 1.5 bath. 1 car garage. C/A. All applcs. inc. W/D. New bathroom, paint, & more. Nice area, walk to library & park. 521 W. 11th St. Sorry no pets or Sec. 8. $650 + sec. 630902-1060

STERLING â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 2BR, Clean, 907 Ave I stove, refrig. Furnished new garage. $550 + dep. Call 815-6265891. 3BR, 1908 21st Ave. $925 mo. 815-626-8790 Beautiful 2BR, 1 BA, 3BR, 1.5 BA, hardwood floors, both have attac. Garage. $600 mo + $600 dep. $650 mo. + $650 dep. 815-590-2181 Lg. 2BR 2ba. Duplex w/ bsmt, no smoking, no pets, $500/mo. + dep. 815-988-1398 RTO 2BR $49,900 $5,000 down.4413515.Agent owned. Sunny 4 BR, Y Rent? â&#x201E;˘ Fenced yard, 506 W 8th St. Won't last. $698/mo. 815-878-7399

SUBLETTE â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Looking for someone to share a home. One private $300/mo. Everything inc. Call 815-626-1122

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 Business for Sale Ladies clothing store: quality sportswear to elegant attire, fully stocked. Turn key operation. Owner retiring. Something Special, 123 W. First St., Dixon. Call Pat Schaible 815-858-3815 NOTICEPURSUANT to the Business Opportunity Sales Law of 1995, every business opportunity must be registered with the Illinois Securities Department. Protect yourself and get the facts before you hand over your hard earned money by contacting the Illinois Secretary of State's Securities Department at 1800-628-7937. This notice provided as a public service by Sauk Valley Classifieds.

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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),

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TIMOTHY E. PLOCINSKI , MEGHAN PLOCINSKI, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, 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: 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 I609283

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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.

vs.

Plaintiff(s). vs.

JONATHAN L. SKINNER,

TIMOTHY E. PLOCINSKI , MEGHAN PLOCINSKI, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, 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 I609283

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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

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.

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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).

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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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 I609290

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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:

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

May 22, 29 & June 5 2014

Defendant(s), 13 CH 163

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:

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

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

Defendant(s). 13 CH 174

MICHAEL D. WILLIAMS , JACLYN A. WILLIAMS,

May 22, 29 & June 5, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE - MORRISON, ILLINOIS CENTRUE BANK fka UNION BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RICK L. ZIGLER aka RICKY L. ZIGLER, aka RICK ZIGLER, SR., Defendant.

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14-CH-13 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered in the above entitled cause on May 7 2014, the following described real estate, to-wit: Lots 11, 12, 13 in Block 26, in the Village of Tampico, situated in the Village of Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois, as per recorded Plat thereof in Book 3 of Plats at Page 13. Permanent Index Number: 22-15-477-006 Commonly known as: 307 Glassburn St., Tampico, IL 61283

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will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on July 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM, the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $222,820.52. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale.

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The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 East Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. 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 the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC P.O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 Phone: (217) 422-1719 Fax: (217) 422-1754 I610012

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NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,

HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.,

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Call Now to Sell Your Items! 284-2222 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE - MORRISON, ILLINOIS CENTRUE BANK fka UNION BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RICK L. ZIGLER aka RICKY L. ZIGLER, aka RICK ZIGLER, SR., Defendant. 14-CH-13 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered in the above entitled cause on May 7 2014, the following described real estate, to-wit: Permanent Index Number: 22-15-477-006

Plaintiff(s). vs.

JONATHAN L. SKINNER,

Commonly known as: 307 Glassburn St., Tampico, IL 61283

MICHAEL D. WILLIAMS , JACLYN A. WILLIAMS,

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will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on July 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM, the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois.

Defendant(s), 13 CH 163

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

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

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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).

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The Judgment amount is $222,820.52. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 East Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchaser who acquires title from a mortgagee shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. 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 the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC P.O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 Phone: (217) 422-1719 Fax: (217) 422-1754 I610012

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Air Cond./Heating

Business Services

Furniture Repair

Home Improvement

Eikenberry Sheet Metal 412 E. 3rd, Sterling Service work heating & cooling; gas, electric. Free estimates. Accept Visa & MC on all new installations.

We Buy & Sell Guns, Conceal Carry Classes, Gun Smithing, International Hunting Adventures, Professional Gun Dog Training, Puppies, Trap Shooting, Indoor/ Outdoor Pistol & Rifle Range Full Service Restaurant & Banquet Facilities, Sand Volleyball Leagues, Fishing & Camping

Days Furniture Repair Expert repairs on recliners, sofas, chairs, tables, beds. Stripping/ refinishing/ re-gluing. 815-626-5136

K.C. Lilly Const. & Dev. Inc. Doors, Windows, Siding, Gutters, & Roofing, Drywall, Painting, Walk-in Tubs & Showers, Baths, Kitchens, Garages, Concrete Licensed-BondedInsured IL Lic.# 104015194 (815) 718-0546

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FARLEY'S APPLIANCE Heating & Cooling Sale & Service Free Estimates New & Replacement Units We service all brands! Call Today (815)284-2052

Alterations BASEBALL GLOVE, SHOE & ZIPPER REPAIR ALTERATIONS Grummerts Hardware Sterling Rock Falls 815-388-8047

Asphalt

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Cleaning Service

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Concrete Contractors

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Deck Builders

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Genl. Contracting COOK'S QUALITY CONSTRUCTION Your Area Leader in Home Repair, Remodeling, Siding, Decks, Drywall, Elect., Plumbing and much more. Int./ext. painting, power washing, houses, decks, RV's, etc. 10% Spring Disc., additional 5% for Seniors. Affordable, reliable, professional. Free All estimates. calls returned. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 815-535-0248 Gilbertson Construction Residential & Commercial. Remodeling, house additions, windows, siding & doors. Also mobile home repairs. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. No Job Too Small. 30 yrs exp. (815)6220087.

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Haul/Clean Service Dumpster Rental for Clean-ups & Construction Small & Large containers avail. Tidy Bug Inc. Dixon, IL tidybuginc.com 815-456-3001

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Landscape Supply FLOWERING TREE SALE Nursery direct prices on a variety of beautiful trees! Planted on your spot! Call for a FREE ESTIMATE 815-544-2770 choicetrees.com

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Power Washing Frank's Anything Power Washing Stripping Paint & Cleaning Homes, Decks, Driveways Commercial & Residential * Fully Insured * Call 815-213-0675

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Resthave Home currently has a part-time opening that could expand into a full-time position for a Certified Nurses Aide. Individual must have an active certification. Our facility is currently under construction and expanding. We are looking for someone with great leadership skills that can be part of our dedicated health care team that provides excellent care for our residents. Applicants can stop in to apply or print out an application from Resthave's website at: www.resthavehome.com Inquiries may contact Kristi Christiansen or Heidi Leavy at 1-815-772-4021. Resthave Home currently has a part-time opening that could expand into a full-time position for a Registered Nurse. Individual must have an active RN Illinois license. Our facility is currently under construction and expanding. We are looking for someone with great leadership skills that can be part of our dedicated health care team that provides excellent care for our residents. Applicants can stop in to apply or print out an application from Resthave's website at: www.resthavehome.com Inquiries may contact Kristi Christiansen or Heidi Leavy at 1-815-772-4021 Specialty Vehicle Dealership is seeking a full time technician with a minimum of 4 years automotive mechanical and 12 volt wiring experience. Candidate must possess good people skills and a willingness to learn. This position offers a competitive wage, good benefits package and good working conditions. The deadline for submission is June 3, 2014 Please submit resume, salary requirement and 3 references to: Box #:1223 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 TO OUR

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NO INDIVIDUAL, unless licensed or holding a permit as a childcare facility, may cause to be published any advertisement soliciting a child care service.* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating under a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may publish advertisements of the services for which it is specifically licensed or issued a permit. Sauk Valley Media strongly urges any parent or guardian to verify the validity of the license of any facility before placing a child in it's care. *Family homes that care for no more than three (3) children under the age of twelve or which receive only children from a single household, for less than 24 hours per day, are exempt from licensure as day care homes. The three children to whom this exemption applies includes the family's natural or adopted children and any other persons under the age of 12 whether related or unrelated to the operator of the day care home. (DCFS Rule, Part 377.3 (c))

POSITION WANTED

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LPN looking to be a Companion, Private Nurse or Personal Assistant. Reasonable rates. Call Sue 815-2843850. Refs. Avail.

SPECIAL SALES 620 Huge Plant Sale Perennials $4.97 ea. Aster, Astilbe, Iris, Viola Cone Flowers, Sedum, & more... Larger Flowering & Evergreen Shrubs Available Butterfly Bush, Hibiscus, Spirea, Hydrangea, Annabelle, Incrediball, Snowbelle Mock Orange, Coppertina Ninebark, Sand Cherry, Forsythia, Spirea Twisty Baby Locust, Weigela Red Prince, Wine and Roses, & more.. Quantities Limited! Clearance Specials! May 29th June1st Thurs. & Fri. 11-5 Sat. & Sun. 11-3 6154 S. Daysville Rd., Oregon Just North of Flagg Rd. No Early birds Please!

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 DIXON GARAGE SALES 624 Fri. & Sat. 8-2 (no early sales) 1028 Franklin Grove Rd. ESTATE SALE Cast iron pans, pewter, Rainbow vac., milk glass, kitchen items, stoneware crocks, treadmill, refrig., 2 wheel chairs, canning equip. NO CHECKS!! Fri. & Sat. 8-2 1207 Ann Ave. All misc. items from the home and garage, including telephone table, sm. office chair, glasses, decorations, dining room set, etc. Fri. & Sat. 8-3 1002 Institute Blvd. Seasonal home dĂŠcor, plants, girls clothes sz. 4/5-7/8, teen clothes, bake sale, and toys.

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Fri. & Sat. 8-3 565 Meadow Lane/behind old Vet clinic Furniture, antiques, tools, dishes, kitchen items, electronics, all priced to sell!!

Fri. 8-5 & Sat. 8-? 201 W Webster St. Craft Supply Sale Crafter of 30 yrs. Going Out of Business Craft supplies of all kinds: paints, materials, wood items, old silverware, table saw, scroll saw... Too many items to list.

Fri. 8-4, Sat. 8-12 3512 9th Ave (off Science Ridge Rd or 37th St) Hostas, Irises, pies, push mowers, bikes, kitchen items, old bottles, collectibles, clothes girls 2-5, boys 4-8, W 8-14, Mens M-XXL, hand tools, fishing poles, cookbooks, sewing table & misc.

Fri. & Sat. 8-4 214 E. Graham St. Name brand clothing, girls 5T-JR., boy's clothes 5T & up, women's & men's clothing, toys, house dĂŠcor, kitchen ware, Barbies, TV, blankets Fri. 4-7 Sat. 7-1 609 Douglas (in alley in garage) all name brand boy's jeans, shorts & tops, 8 slim-12 slim boy's 14-18, girl's 6 slim-10/12, Primitive Americana dĂŠcor & furniture, household items & much more Fri. 6-8 P.M., Sat. 8-2 621 Reynoldswood Rd. Camp Garage Sale! Multi Family! Clothes, books, sound bar, boats, dvd's, lots of freebies, jewelry, drums, furniture, chocolate fountain, JD snow mobile, stampers and misc items. Fri. 8-2, Sat. 8-12 1221 Chestnut Ave ANNUAL SALEClothes-Womens, Juniors & Mens. Scrubs, all of the other usual household items, storage boxes, racing suit & helmet, sleeping bags, car speakers, video camera, suitcase, vintage baseball cards, John Deere/Nascar trading cards, Precious Moments Christmas ornaments, TV's, futon, mini fridge. Fri.& Sat. 8-4 1907 W. 4th St. & 1823 W. 4th St. Fishing poles, old coins, misc. DVD's & records, dolls, toaster oven, dishes, holiday dĂŠcor, new purses & misc. Friday only!! 8-2 728 Medinah Court Infant-adult/boys & girls, books, knickknacks, Fiesta ware, roller blades, 17â&#x20AC;? bike. Thurs., Fri., Sat 8-4 719 Jaydee Ave. Troybilt rototiller, snowblower, apple dĂŠcor, steins, baby clothes, and more!! Thursday Friday & Saturday 8:30-5 556 Apple St. Antiques, dishes, coin glass, glass washboards, clothing, men, women & teens, lamps, kitchen table & chairs, pictures & much more!

ROCK FALLS GARAGE SALES 624 Friday 8-4 Emmanuel Lutheran Church 501 8th Avenue Kid's clothing, toys, high chairs, pictures, household items, pans & dishes, small appliances, lots of misc. Friday 8-5 10199 Hickory Hills Rd. 13 hp JD tractor, 2004 Harley Electra Glide, red, new tires, 11K mi., w/ extras, 8 hp pulltype mower, 44â&#x20AC;? deck, 5 hp wood chipper, misc. hand tools, sockets, air tools, men's xl shirts &, coats, misc. lawn mower parts, milk cans, lots of misc. Thurs. & Fri. 9-5 9470 & 9420 Hoover Rd. across from Mt. Montmorency Old 1940 refrig. It works, dehumidifier, tools & mens clothes, old gas pump, table and chairs, lots of plus sz. Clothes like new, sewing machine, vanity, cub cadet, picnic table, leather coat, 10â&#x20AC;? radio arm saw, hunting & fishing items & misc.

STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 Fri. & Sat. 8-5 1910 Reno Rd. Snowmobile gear, mower, stereo equipment, toys, TV & stand, household items, clothing & dÊcor. Fri. & Sat. 8-? 4 ½ mi. N. of Sterling on Rt. 40 Annual Capp Road Rummage (4 houses) clothing (baby-xl adult & women's +), baby items, collectibles, rocker recliner, coffee tables, dining rm. chairs, lamps, tvs, entertainment center, sewing machine, books, riding lawn mower, motorcycles, leather jackets, pants, vests, helmets, perennials, kitchen items, tupperware, desk, Christmas tree, bike, enamel top cupboard, lots of misc. Thurs. 5-7, Fri. 8-5 & Sat. 8-12 2502 16th Ave. Furniture, pictures, clothing & knick knacks.

Saturday 8-1 Christ Lutheran School 2000 18th Ave. Annual Junque & Gem Sale Something for Everyone! Thurs. & Fri. 8-12 2108 4th Ave. Brand name clothing baby to adult, books, air tools, aluminum tool box, lots of misc.

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 Stainless steel belt buckle homemade. $25 815-288-4397

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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 !

$8,988*

2004 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SE GREA DEAL T !

AIR CONDITIONING, FWD, KEYLESS ENTRY, POWER SEAT, SPOILER, POWER LOCKS, POWER WINDOWS STK#1976A

$6,375*

2006 CHEVROLET COBALT LT WOW ! FWD, SUNROOF, LOW MILES, CRUISE CONTROL, POWER WINDOWS, SPOILER, STK#R655A

$7,988*

2008 PONTIAC G6 LOW MILES !

AIR CONDITIONING, FWD, POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS, CRUISE CONTROL, NICE CAR, STK#R672

$11,888* 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 06/2/2014. Pictures for illustration only.

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