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Man killed on Rte. 30

Alex (left), 8, and his sister, Carmen Lewis, 10, ride snow boards down the hill at E.C. Smith park Wednesday morning in Dixon. Fresh snow and recess from home schooling allowed them to fully enjoy the hill.

Conditions of three in pickup truck unknown BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

MORRISON – A Morrison man died Tuesday after being involved in a head-on crash on U.S. Route 30 near Hillside Road. Authorities say that Jesse R. Jones, 22, was heading east on

Route 30 about 3:50 p.m. when his car crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a pickup truck traveling west. After being removed from his car by members of the Morrison Fire Department, Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck,

Dustin J. Funderberg, 31, of Morrison, and his two passengers, Lani L. Funderberg, 66, and Mary M. Funderberg, 33, both of Morrison, were taken to an area hospital. Their conditions were unknown. After the accident, Route 30 was closed, backing up traffic for about 2 miles at one point.

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Old face, new place, same title Former Morrison administrator takes job in Cherry Valley BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

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Dressed as superheroes, Dixon teens Kyle Nutt (left) and Zade Abdullah, stand on a rooftop overlooking Dixon’s Riverfront before setting out to commit random acts of kindness in their YouTube video, “How to be a Super Hero.”

Wouldn’t it be super? Teens urge random acts of kindness in video BY KIMBERLY WATLEY For Sauk Valley Media

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wo 16-year-olds, Kyle Nutt and Zade Abdullah, have been seen all over Sterling and Dixon donning superhero costumes. And now, the entire Internet is catching a glimpse. “I was cringing seeing them leave the house in superhero costumes, wondering what they were up to,” Kyle’s father, Stephen, said with a laugh. “This is not their typical video, and I am proud of them.” The blue and green avengers have been committing random acts of kindness upon strangers. Each took turns filming recipients’ reactions to create “How to be a Super Hero,” which is quickly headed viral. Jimmy Taylor ran a second camera to help capture the reactions of surprised strangers, including a homeless man who dropped to his knees, looked toward the heavens, and clasped his hands in prayer. SUPER CONTINUED ON A2

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Zade Abdullah films Kyle Nutt for an upcoming video on their YouTube channel, HiddenReaction. The bulk of the Dixon High School students’ videos are exclusively humorous, but they tried to balance humor and human compassion in “How to be a Super Hero,” which has more than 10,000 views and 396 likes – against nine dislikes – at YouTube.com.

The video can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrbd1Td1CPA on the HiddenReaction Channel. The YouTube Partnership program is driven by subscribing, commenting, liking and sharing videos. The more of each they receive, the larger their stipend. Jimmy Taylor’s channel is DIY4FILM.

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DEAR ABBY ....... A11 LOTTERY ............. A2 OBITUARIES ........ A4

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MORRISON – Jim Wise, Morrison’s former administrator, was hired last week for the same position in Cherry Valley, a Rockford suburb. It is familiar terrain for Wise, a former alderman in nearby Belvidere. In May, newly seated Morrison Mayor Everett Pannier announced he would not keep Wise, who served for 2 years. Last week, Cherry Valley’s village board voted unanimously to appoint Wise as its new administrator. He filled the position held by David Nord, who resigned in the spring after 25 years. Jim Nord recentWise ly became Dixon’s first administrator. More than 20 people applied for the Cherry Valley position – and Wise was among about eight to get interviewed, village Trustee Gary Maitland said. Morrison has a population of about 4,100 people, 1,000 more than Cherry Valley. “We just liked what Jim had to say,” Maitland said. “He’s had good experience. He lived up in this area. He’ll present a fresh look at doing things in Cherry Valley.” Cherry Valley assesses no property taxes, relying instead on sales taxes from extensive commercial development, including CherryVale Mall and waterpark Magic Waters.

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David Giuliani continues to monitor Coloma Township in his Under the Radar series. He attended in its meeting Wednesday night and found there’s more than one finger being pointed.

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His response left Zade’s mother, Maysaloon Abdullah, humbled and proud. “When they gave him food and a coat, the homeless man started to pray,� she said. “I feel so sorry for this man. I wish I can bring more for him. I feel very proud of my son for doing this.� Kyle’s parents also were surprised by the kindness the boys displayed and the overwhelming response they have received from co-workers, friends, family and strangers since the video was uploaded Sunday. Accustomed to the goofy antics that are typical of the comedy work that Kyle and Zade produce, Stephen and Jessica Nutt said the new video offers a nice glimpse into the boys’ big hearts. Jessica said she had no idea the pair was working on a serious video. “I saw them editing, and there was a police car on the screen, and they hurried up and shut it down,� she said. “I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh! What are they up to this time?’ When I saw the video, I was pleasantly surprised.� The YouTube partners and Dixon High School classmates, who have known each other since kindergarten, became friends in eighth grade – “and now,� they said simultaneously, “share a brain� as they “feed off of each other� to make videos. After seeing their favorite YouTuber, VitalyzdTv, help a homeless man, they thought, “We can send a good message and help people too,� Kyle said.

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Kyle Nutt sits at his computer editing footage, while Zade Abdullah looks through new scenes on the camera. The young YouTubers’ most recent video has garnered more than 10,000 views. Their effort is being well next time; and running received, garnering about up to a drive-thru window to pay for the food 6,000 views in its first 24 that a man had ordered. hours online. “At first, we were nerThe video is quickly vous,â€? Kyle said. “Had making rounds on Facebook, YouTube and Twit- butterflies in our stomachs, but after the Wenter, and some have subdy’s one went so well, mitted it to TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. we got excited, and it felt “So many people have already come up to me LIVE VIDEO and said it made them GAMING cry,â€? Zade said. “I guess 4 NEW we didn’t know how it would impact them MACHINES! watching. I felt surprised, HOME OF THE 25¢ and it made me feel good. POOL TABLES And I like how many peo $/-%34)# $2!&43 ple are paying it forward.â€? !,, $!9 %6%29$!9 Acts of kindness seen in the video show their  &IRST !VENUE 2OCK &ALLS ), -ON &RI s AM AM silly sides, including 3!4  35. s !- !their taking doughnuts to police officers; paying for a movie rental while $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ recommending the lady consider “The Avengersâ€? $ $

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Official: Board can’t be ‘buddy-buddy’ Trustee advises colleagues to speak with media, give public information BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

ROCK FALLS – Coloma Township’s financial problems shouldn’t be blamed on just one person, a township trustee said Wednesday. “It’s your fault for not getting things done,� Trustee Walter Neal told Supervisor Debra Burke at a board meeting Wednesday. “It’s the board’s fault for not seeing that things got done. The board can’t be buddy-buddy.�

speak with the press to let the public know what’s going on. “We can’t Debra keep sayBurke ing no comment,� he said. Jacoby has refused Sauk Valley Media’s requests for an interview, once telling a reporter “no comment� repeatedly. The others have given interviews. Jacoby and the others didn’t address Neal’s comments during the meeting. Last month, the state

By a 3-2 vote, Neal was appointed to the township board last month, filling the position left vacant by Bob Sondgeroth. Burke, who started as supervisor in 1981, voted for Neal. Of the other three trustees, Gene Jacoby has served for more than 35 years, Mary Ann Richardson started in the last couple of years, and Peggy McFadden was appointed earlier this year. Neal also said the trustees were obligated to

comptroller’s office levied more than $13,000 in fines to Coloma Township because it hadn’t submitted an annual financial report since 2009. In the last few weeks, Coloma has turned in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 reports. The 2013 report is outstanding, which Burke plans to turn in next week. The township also has submitted error-plagued, overdue reports to the newspaper, which must be submitted as a legal advertisement every year. Burke has blamed wrong numbers in her computer for the problems with the reports,

saying she was now relying on bank statements. She also has said she wasn’t good at math. The township’s auditing firm, Wipfli, has required Coloma turn in revenue numbers and other information by Friday, or it will stop working on the township’s audit until the tax season ends in April. Burke told the board that she thinks she can meet the deadline. “I’ve been working every night on this,� she said. In Illinois, townships maintain roads, assess the value of properties, provide assistance to the poor and run cemeteries.

About this series Today’s story is part of a yearlong occasional series about townships in Illinois.

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Trip from LeClaire, Iowa, likely to take about a week and a half DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Mississippi River towboat that partially sank slightly more than 2 weeks ago began a 350mile trip Wednesday to a St. Louis-area repair facility, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said. “She’s well on her way,� Coast Guard Lt. Colin Fogarty said shortly after 4 p.m. as another towboat, the Penny Eckstein, began towing the once sunken Stephen L. Colby to a dry dock facility just north of St. Louis at Wood River. There it will be raised from the water for permanent repair and overhaul before it resumes towing barges on the Mississippi River. The trip from LeClaire is expected to take about a week and a half. The boat struck something in the river Nov.

25, took on water and partially sank against the riverbank at LeClaire. Investigators from the Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the cause of the accident. The Coast Guard earlier Wednesday inspected the vessel to ensure its seaworthiness and reviewed the transit plan. Two additional small holes in the boat’s hull discovered Tuesday were patched to make the vessel watertight, Fogarty said. A larger 30-by12-inch hole on the bottom of the boat had been patched earlier. When it sank, the 154-foot-long towboat was carrying 99,000 gallons of diesel fuel and oil, and a significant amount spilled into the

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In this Dec. 9 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard pumping continues to raise the 154-foot towboat towboat Stephen L. Colby which sank just more than 2 weeks ago in the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa. The Coast Guard said Wednesday two small holes were discovered in the boat’s hull, but they have been patched, the boat is watertight, and it is nearly ready to be towed to a repair facility. A larger 30-by-12-inch hole had been patched earlier. river, requiring an exten“ T h e m a j o r i t y o f tunately with the winsive cleanup effort. That the cleanup has been ter weather we were included recovering more accomplished, but the unable to accomplish than 88,000 gallons of oily cleanup of this opera- all the rehabilitation water from the boat and tion will go forward for the Coast Guard seeks nearly 40,000 gallons of the next few months,� to ensure in these situoily water from the river. Fogarty said. “Unfor- ations.�

CHICAGO (AP) – The wife and daughter of a Chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the Illinois lottery have settled his estate with an agreement that prevents either woman from filing a wrongful death lawsuit unless new evidence surfaces in a criminal investigation of his death. The settlement approved Wednesday in Cook County probate court gives onethird of Urooj Khan’s lottery winnings to his widow, according to her attorney, Al-Haroon Husain. Shabana Ansari also will get the home where she lived with her late husband, their dry cleaning business and commercial property. Khan’s daughter from a previous marriage will receive the remaining lottery winnings and some of Khan’s other investments.

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OBITUARIES Doug N. Hand ROCK FALLS – Doug N. Hand, 62, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. He was born April 21, 1951, in Sterling, the son of Nathan and Marion (Poulter) Hand. He was a graduate of Rock Falls High School, Sauk Valley Community College, and Northern Illinois University. He earned his master’s degree in education from National Lewis University. He married Susan VanOsteen on June 18, 1988, in San Jose, Calif. Doug was an educator, having taught for 39 years in the Rock Falls District 13 system – 29 years at Thome School and 10 years at Merrill Elementary School. He retired in 2012. He was the originator and innovator of travels for “Elwood.� He was a member of Rock

Falls Optimist Club for more than 30 years, and served as past president of the Rock Falls Library Board. He was an avid crossword puzzle worker and a Jeopardy fanatic. Surviving are his wife, Susan, his daughter, Tracy Diane Hand, and his brother, Mark Hand, all of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of friends and family will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, with the Rev. Mark Oehlert officiating. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Falls Public Library.

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Wilma P. Dunbar CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Wilma Pauline Dunbar, 90, of Clarksville, formerly of Dixon, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at her home. She worked for Raynor Manufacturing Co. in Dixon and Skyway Motel in Clarksville. She lived in Clarksville for 34 years. She is survived by her daughters, Louise Janey Dunbar of Clarksville, and Eloise (William) Sweet of Dixon; four grandchildren; Stormi Sweet, Cori Sweet, Calli McClain, and Desiree

Thompson; and four great-grandchildren, Jessica VanOosten, and Lauren, McKinzey and William McClain. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Alice Martin Tyler; and her stepdaughter, Olga Dunbar Thompson. A private service will be at a later date at her home. Resthaven Funeral Home is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilma Dunbar Memorial Fund at any U.S. Bank.

Justin G. Curtin PROPHETSTOWN – Justin G. Curtin, 30, of 13775 Howard Road, Prophetstown, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home. He was employed by Menk USA LLC in Sterling for 9 years. Justin was born April 19, 1983, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Greg and Teresa (Tank) Curtin. Survivors include one son, Jason Gregory Ray Curtin, his mother, Teresa Shere; his stepfather, Tom Shere; his father, Greg Curtin; his stepmother, Madeline Curtin; and his sister, Shana (Matt) Reutzel, all of Prophetstown; one brother, Brian (Michelle) Curtin of Davenport, Iowa; his maternal grandparents,

Merle and Donna Tank of Oxford Junction, Iowa.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jesse Shere; and his paternal grandparents, James and Wilma Curtin. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Prophetstown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Cheri Stewart, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. A memorial has been established. Visit www.bosmagibson. com to send condolences.

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“We are concerned about keeping the businesses in Cherry Valley and bringing in additional businesses,� Maitland said. Wise, a 1978 Sterling High School graduate, made the Morrison downtown one of his priorities, helping get a state historical designation for that area. He also got credit for turning the city around financially. At the same time, he often knocked heads with City Council

members and citizens alike. The attorney general’s office found that Wise violated the state’s open meetings law when he ordered a police officer to escort a resident out of a public meeting, using the justification that the man had been rude to city employees earlier. In another instance, Wise barred an alderwoman from taking notes while reviewing the city’s attorney bills. She had to read them in a basement meeting room at City Hall, with an employee watching over her.

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Stanley Wrice (center), convicted of rape and sentenced to 100 years in prison in 1982, leaves Pontiac Correctional Center on Wednesday. Wrice was released after serving more than 30 years in prison when a Cook County Judge overturned his conviction the day before and granted him a new trial.

One more freed in police torture saga After serving 30 years, man gets new trial PONTIAC (AP) — During his more than 30 years behind bars, Stanley Wrice insisted he was innocent, that Chicago police had beat him until he confessed to a rape he didn’t commit. On Wednesday, he walked out of an Illinois prison a free man, thanks to a judge’s order that served as a reminder that one of the darkest chapters in the city’s history is far from over. “It’s just an overwhelming feeling of joy, happiness that finally it’s over,� said Wrice, who was greeted by his two daughters, his attorneys, and other supporters. He wore sweat pants, a dark jacket and baseball cap and carried a cardboard box filled with letters, photographs and legal papers – all of his possessions after three decades in prison. Wrice, who was sentenced to 100 years behind bars for a 1982 sexual assault, is among more than two dozen inmates – most of them black men – who have alleged they were tortured by officers under the command of disgraced former Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge in a scandal that gave the nation’s third-largest city a reputation as haven for rogue cops and helped lead to the clearing of Illinois’ death row. Some

of the prisoners have been freed; some are still behind bars, hoping to get the kind of hearing that Wrice got that eventually led to his freedom. Wrice’s case went all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court before he got that hearing. But it marked a major victory for other inmates and former inmates, because the courts said that no matter what other evidence authorities have against a defendant, a coerced confession could never be dismissed as “harmless error.� That means that if such a ruling is made, a case must return to the trial court, as was Wrice’s, for a hearing. In ordering Wrice set free and granting him a new trial, Judge Richard Walsh said that two officers had “lied� about the way they’d treated Wrice, who testified that the officers beat him with a flashlight and a 20-inch piece of rubber. A witness testified that he, too, was beaten by the same officers until he agreed to give false testimony against Wrice at trial. Wrice’s case might play a role in one in which defense attorneys are preparing to argue next week that a judge should certify inmates with claims of torture as a class so they can proceed with a class-action lawsuit. If the judge certifies the class, that would also trigger hearings for many of the inmates, according to attorney Locke Bowman and his co-counsel, Flint Taylor.

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LEFT: Waterfowl take off from the slushy Rock River in Dixon on Tuesday afternoon. Cold temperatures kept the birds standing pat for most of the day. Snowfall is expected in the area Friday night into Saturday morning, with possible accumulations between 1 and 3 inches.

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Feds: More than 7,000 Illinoisans select health plans Officials: Still more time for people to enroll CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; More than 7,000 Illinois residents signed up for private insurance coverage in the first 2 months of the troubled HealthCare. gov website, less than 30 percent of the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s projection for the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enrollment at this point of the rollout. Enrollment figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed the pace picking up in the state and nationally; 364,682 Americans signed up for private coverage under President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new federal health law, including 7,043 in Illinois. In October, when the website was barely working, only 1,370 Illinois residents managed to select a health plan and sign up. The new figures mean an additional 5,673 people made it through the process in November as the government scrambled to make hundreds of website repairs. Catching up on enrollment will be challenging. The target for Illinois was to have 24,310 people signed up by the end of November, according to an internal federal memo first obtained by The Associated Press. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,500 enrollment counselors would each need to successfully sign up more than one person every single day of this month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about nine people each week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to catch up with what had originally been projected before the website failures: 67,210 Illi-

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Delays make justice elusive What we think By the time Nicholas Sheley is tried for four Rock Falls killings, nearly 6 years will have passed. That is not our idea of justice.

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uring a 6-day, two-state killing spree in late June 2008, eight people were brutally beaten to death, including five victims in Whiteside County. Nicholas T. Sheley, then 28, of Sterling, was arrested and charged with the crimes. How much more time will it take before Sheley is tried for all of the deaths? At least 4 months longer, after a Rock Island County judge last week agreed to postpone the latest Sheley trial from January until May. Of the eight deaths, Sheley has been convicted of two killings. In September 2011, a Knox County jury convicted him of killing a Galesburg man. In November 2012, a Whiteside County jury convicted him of killing a Sterling man. A trial for the killings of four people in a Rock Falls apartment was then scheduled for June 2013. Then the trial was

delayed until October. Then it was delayed until January 2014. Now, it has been delayed until May 2014. That is a full 18 months after the previous trial ended. And it will be one month shy of 6 years since the horrible murder spree took place. In the latest delay, Sheleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense attorney asked for more time to analyze DNA material put forth by the prosecution, and the judge approved his request for an additional 4 months. Good grief. Somewhere along the line, the rights of victimsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; families must factor more significantly into decisions on how long such trials should be delayed. Granting three delays totaling 11 months is not our idea of justice. Jury selection is now scheduled for May 12. Testimony is scheduled to begin May 19. This time, let the trial proceed as scheduled.

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Unions cost the taxpayers more and more BRAD POPEJOY Sterling

Regarding unions, we have many people working with benefits and making more money than those who are not represented by a union. Normal everyday workers working without representation make less and have no benefits. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the difference between union workers and normal everyday workers? They all show up for work. They all do their jobs. Otherwise, they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get paid, right? Many years ago, most who had a job had a union and had benefits. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no union, no benefits. When there is a wage and benefit negotiation, who pays for all those hours spent discussing these? When there is a walkout,

how much does it cost those who are impacted? People complain about what our president does. People complain about what our governor does. Unions are costing taxpayers more and more at every table sitting. Years ago, workers were union workers, and others were employees. Now, we have more employees than union workers. Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it time we have either workers or employees? Since we have more employees, then shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we have only employees in all levels of any workplace? What makes any government entity different from any other workplace? Either way, we have people working to make a paycheck. President Reagan started the trend of breaking unions, and he was once a president of a union. So why do we need a union? Either way, workers are workers.

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Future canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be compromised Pension deal only puts off stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial judgment day Last week, I stood in a small country church and sang â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Battle Hymn of the Republicâ&#x20AC;? along with about 50 others who celebrated the life of my 103-year-old grandmother, whose long life had come to an end. It was the hymn that she requested be sung at her funeral. Voices rose thunderously in Brooklyn United Methodist Church as the congregants pounded out the words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always loved that song because of its uncompromising zeal to fight for freedom. Julia Ward Howe wrote the verses in 1862 while the nation was in the midst of the Civil War. One of its most stirring lines is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let us die to make men free.â&#x20AC;? One can imagine young men in blue marching into battle singing that hymn. They were willing to give their lives for a cause bigger than themselves.

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

There was no room for compromise in those words. But such sentiments are no longer politically correct. After all, today, compromise is the name of the game. We are told there are no absolutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go along to get alongâ&#x20AC;? seems to be the mantra of many in Springfield and Washington. IT IS NO SMALL wonder that in recent decades, there has been a movement to reword that line in the great hymn to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let us live to make men free.â&#x20AC;? After all, is freedom really worth dying for? Yes, it is. The men who charged the beaches of Normandy knew that all too well. So did those who gave their lives at Hue and Iwo Jima. Imagine where we would be today if George Washington had chosen to compromise rather

than fight. British tyranny would have prevailed, and the greatest nation on earth would never have been born. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognized the temptation to compromise and addressed it in his great â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Have a Dreamâ&#x20AC;? speech: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.â&#x20AC;? Dr. King knew some things just were nonnegotiable. Nowhere in that speech will one find the soothing balm of compromise. Those who are regular readers of this column know that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t often take a middle ground. As they say in Texas, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The middle of the road is a fine place to be â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a dead armadillo.â&#x20AC;? Some things in life are non-negotiable. In a recent column, I was blunt in explaining why the recent pension compromise was bad for

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our state and will do little to resolve the Land of Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing fiscal ailments. I wish I was wrong. But I cannot remain silent on a matter that imperils the future of this great state. I HAVE NOT THE slightest doubt that the issue of pensions will be visited again and again in coming years because this â&#x20AC;&#x153;compromiseâ&#x20AC;? does little but saddle future generations of Illinoisans with our debt and likely will burden the current generation with higher taxes. Some will say: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scott, the matter has passed and is now law. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to remain quiet.â&#x20AC;? Some things, such as our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s futures, cannot be compromised. So, I will not be silent. Note to readers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Scott Reederâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column is underwritten by the Illinois Policy Institute.

THE READERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VOICE

Sewer flat rate makes it easy to overcharge JIM L. BUZARD Rock Falls

I recently found out that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been overcharged by the city of Rock Falls on the so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;flat rateâ&#x20AC;? for sewer use for at least 14 years. Back 14 years ago, I went in and informed them my wife and I were responsible for the city bill now; nobody asked how many people lived at our address, so what

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were they basing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;flat rateâ&#x20AC;? on? It seems the rate is based on how many people live at an address. About the time the clerk at city hall told me they started the new â&#x20AC;&#x153;flat rate,â&#x20AC;? it was just my wife and her daughter, which should be $62.90 a month â&#x20AC;&#x153;flat rate.â&#x20AC;? When we married and I became a resident here, it was just the two of us; her daughter was gone by then. Our â&#x20AC;&#x153;flat rateâ&#x20AC;? should have been $62.90. But their records are wrong, saying three people lived here. The only answer

I can come up with is somebody entered it wrong. So in 23 years, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been overcharged about $2,500. Do they bother to tell anyone that as the number of people living at a residence changes, you need to go in and tell them? No, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just too good a source of income to do that. So, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on a private well, until next April, when they will force you to go on city water, your â&#x20AC;&#x153;flat rateâ&#x20AC;? sewer bill should be $62.90 a month if there are only two of you. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re paying

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Independence I have long considered the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue.â&#x20AC;? Mary Wollstonecraft, British writer, c. 1790

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more, go in and tell them theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re overcharging you. Three people should be paying $71.80 a month for your â&#x20AC;&#x153;flat rateâ&#x20AC;? sewer bill and so on. If you have five or more living at your residence and are paying for two, keep your mouth shut and be happy. I already paid for one of your extra people.

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IXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dixon Main Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holiday window displays will set the stage Saturday as small businesses in the Second Saturdays district will be open for business and highlighting the local cultural scene. Artist Erin Clark opens at The Crystal Cork Wine Shoppe and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shades of Grayâ&#x20AC;? continues at The Next Picture Show. Art glass will be displayed at Treinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewelry, and Jesey Nicholson Christmas themed print boards can be seen at Roxieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Musicians that will be featured include: Eileen Quest at Ginkgo Tree Cafe, Carsick Radio at Books on First, and Brushwood Trio at The Next Picture Show. Rosbrook has a full evening with a co-op artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show from

6 to 10 p.m. and open mic set for 8 p.m. to midnight. Registration for open mic will be at 7 p.m. Special guest, visiting Nashville recording artist Paul Childers Band, will take the Rosbrook Studio stage at 9 p.m. According to a news release, the band features a style reminiscent of Jack Johnson and John Mayer. The selfdescribed blues trio creates sounds that stretch into a variety of genres, including jazz. Paul Childers is a singer/ songwriter from Kentucky. Before developing that style, he was a touring blues musician who played the local circuits around his hometown. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 and tried to emulate the likes of Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, and Miles Davis. At 14, he joined his first band, The Blue Age, as the front man and guitar player.

Looking to grow, Childers started a blues trio that colloquially became known as The Paul Childers Band. With his new group, Childers began to play around Kentucky and Tennessee beginning to develop notoriety because of his blues licks and abilities to work with musicians who were much older. In November 2011, Childers began work on his debut album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wasted Space,â&#x20AC;? with Nashville producers Paul Scholten and Jimmy Dulin. He now attends Belmont University in Nashville, where he and his band play. Recently, two of his songs were picked up by the Warner Bros. Music Group to be put in an upcoming Tom Hanks film. For more information, email secondsaturdaysdixon@ gmail.com or find Second Saturdays Art Happenings on Facebook.

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ART EXHIBITS At The Next Picture Show DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St., will have a Trunk Show from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday of the works of jewelers Becky Cortez and Kim Clark. Musical entertainment will be provided by Brushwood Trio. During December, Stuart Roddy shows his work on the Front Wall, Dan LeTourneau shows his work in the Lower Gallery, and Bob Balayti shows his willow creations in the gallery. Art at the Loveland DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The art collection at the Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second St., and its many other exhibits are available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Guided group tours can be scheduled by contacting Steve Wilson at swilson@lovelandcommunityhouse.org or 815-284-2741. Go to lovelandcommunityhouse.org for a virtual tour of the museum, and for more information. At Sauk Valley Bank DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Becky Hundrieser is showing her work at Sauk Valley Bank. Hundrieser began her painting in 2008 with Beverly Garcia at Garciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio in Grand Detour. Recently, she has been studying oil painting with Stuart Roddy at The Next Picture Show in Dixon. Hundrieser, who lives in Grand Detour, is known throughout the area as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lamp Ladyâ&#x20AC;? who makes custom lamps from antique bases. This exhibit will be at the bank until mid-January.

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Dec. 20 Blues and Bluegrass FRANKLIN GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the third Friday of the month, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Jan. 3 First Fridays in Oregon OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; First Fridays Open Stage Music Show returns to the Oregon VFW. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are

all acoustic, and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-9730942 for more information. Upcoming: Feb. 7 March 8 Symphony offers student solo, ballet STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its annual Young Artist concert, featuring an area high school musician in a solo spot accompanied by the orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. March 8 in Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth Ave. All students through college will be admitted free to this concert. Otherwise, tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students through college; students through the eighth grade are admitted free. They are available at Tegeler Music in Clinton, Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Morrison, and Grummertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware in Sterling about 2 weeks before each concert, online and at the door. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information. Also available this year is a bus ride to Centennial, with boarding points in Clinton, Fulton and Morrison. Call 563-243-5958 for prices and to make a reservation.

Pops concert set FOR!BIDING7ORD STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Sterling Municipal Symphony Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20th annual Evening at the Pops concert will be Jan. 10 at Abiding Word Church, 806 E. Lynn Blvd. Attendance is free for those just listening to the music. The cost is $25 per person for reserved seats, a hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ouevres buffet, and dessert. The doors

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GOING ON CONCERTS April 5 Last concert of regular season CLINTON, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its last concert of the regular season, at 7:30 p.m. at Clinton High School, 817 Eighth Ave. S. The concert marks the celebration of the orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60th season, and will feature the festive â&#x20AC;&#x153;Symphony No. 4â&#x20AC;? by Tchaikovsky. Supporting pieces for the performance are the tone poem overture â&#x20AC;&#x153;Othelloâ&#x20AC;? by Dvorak, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Enchanted Lakeâ&#x20AC;? by Russian composer Anatoli Lyadov. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students through college; students through the eighth grade are admitted free of charge. They are available at Tegeler Music in Clinton, Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Morrison, and Grummertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware in Sterling about 2 weeks before each concert, online and at the door. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information. June 8 Free pops concert in Clinton CLINTON. Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Clinton Symphony Orchestra, which includes in its ranks many musicians from the Sauk Valley, presents its annual free pops concert at 6:30 p.m. in Riverview Park. Go to www.clintonsymphony. org for more information.

DOWNTOWN EVENTS Dec. 27 Fourth Fridays in Sterling STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fourth Fridays: Where People and Art Collide brings art and music to a variety of downtown venues. Most events are from 6 to 8 p.m., although many places have musicians performing into the night. Walking maps with a complete list of venues and events, and more information, are available at www.fourthfridayspac.com or at any participating venue, or call Sterling Main Street at 815-6268610, email fourthFridaysPAC@ gmail.com or find it on Facebook.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Friday Village celebrates the holidays FRANKLIN GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Christmas in the Grove will feature door prizes and raffles from churches and businesses in the village. The horse and wagon rides, kettle corn giveaway, and firehouse chili all will be available again this year. Other events include the Presbyterian Church cookie sale, the Victorian Santa, dressed in his Victorian finery for children to see in the Lincoln building, and the Rock River Barbershop chorus will be performing at 8 p.m. If available, the Dixon High School madrigal singers also will be performing.

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he Rockford Symphony Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Holiday Pops concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, and 3 p.m. Dec. 22, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. The performances are part of the Rockford Health System Pops Series and are sponsored by Alpine Bank. The concerts will feature a blend of holiday melodies, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carol of the Bells,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rhapsody in Blue Christmas,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Wonder as I Wander,â&#x20AC;? and Billy Joelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Egg Nog Rag.â&#x20AC;? The audience will be invited to lend their voices during a sing-along of carols and holiday tunes. Joining Maestro Steven Larsen and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra are pianist Rich Ridenour, and Kantorei, directed by Joel Ross. Ross, Kantoreiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music director, is celebrating his 25th and final year as director. He is a winner of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Teacherâ&#x20AC;? Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arts Award and the Mendelssohn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Starr of Excellenceâ&#x20AC;? Award. Ross also is a professional pianist, vocalist, choral clinician, and an award-winning composer and arranger of choral music, and a contracted member of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. The Brass Choir from the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform holiday tunes on the stage of the Coronado at 2:20 p.m. prior to the Dec. 22 performance. Tickets for this concert are available on the web at www.rockfordsymphony. com or by calling the Rockford Symphony Orchestra Box Office at 815965-0049. Ticket prices range from $22 to $60. Student tickets are available for $7. Go to www.coronadopac.org for more information. before taking the young kids. Ravenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grin is open from 7 p.m. to midnight daily, and also from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $13. Find it on Facebook, go to www. hauntedravensgrin.com or call 815244-4746 for more information.

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Jan. 25 Benefit fashion show at Sauk DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Plus Size Boutique will present a â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Are So Beautifulâ&#x20AC;? ladies night out Jan. 25 in the Sauk Valley Community College theater and east mall, 173 state Route 2. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with a program starting at 7:30. Limited seating is available. Tickets are $20 each, and can be can

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from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at Dixon VFW, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, and from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Steward Inn, 302 Main St. Email jamesgang1996@gmail.com for more information. Upcoming: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 28 at Ralphieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Ashton; and 8:30 p.m. at Wagon Wheel in Sterling. Tuesday and Wednesday At the R&R ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The R&R Lounge, 219 W. Second St., offers karaoke from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Find the bar on Facebook or call 815-625-9095 for more information.

AT THE MUSEUM Lincoln-Manahan Home Museum STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The LincolnManahan Home Museum, 607 E. Third St., the restored home built in 1847 where Abraham Lincoln spent the night on July 18, 1856, is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through October. Admission is free. Group tours are available by calling the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society at 815-622-6215. The Depot is open AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Amboy Depot Museum, 99 E. Main St., is open for the season. Admission is free. Go to www.amboydepotmuseum. org or call 815-631-7391 for appointments or more information.

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Common sense and courtesy keep bicyclists safe Dear Abby: As the education director of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, I work hard to encourage safe and courteous cycling for everyday transportation in northern California. There are a number of points I would like to address to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caring Reader, Sacramento, Calif.â&#x20AC;? (Sept. 13). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caringâ&#x20AC;? described seeing bicyclists run stop signs, not wear protective gear, texting/talking on cellphones, and suggested a greater enforcement of the law. Rolling through stop signs is, indeed, just as illegal as it is while driving a vehicle, except in Idaho, where cyclists may treat stop signs as yields. I encourage all cyclists and drivers to come to a com-

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plete stop at signs and signals, even when turning right, and especially when pedestrians are present. Talking or texting on a cellphone while biking isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t illegal in California. I feel that using cellphones while biking is an unsafe practice, and I encourage cyclists (or drivers) to simply pull over before

making or taking a call. Helmets are required gear only for bicyclists under the age of 18 in California. As an adult, I choose to wear one when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m biking. However, it is not illegal for an adult to bike without a helmet. You said in your response that people who cycle at night should avoid wearing dark clothes to increase their visibility, but clothes color alone has been shown to have little or no effect on visibility in dark conditions. During low-light times of day like dawn or dusk, wearing bright or fluorescent clothes is a good strategy, but at night bicyclists should rely on lights and reflectors to be seen.

The law in California stipulates that bicyclists must have a white headlight, a red rear reflector and yellow or white reflectors on their wheels or spokes as well as on their pedals, shoes or ankles. However, I also recommend adding to these required items: a red rear light, and additional lights and reflectors at the front, rear and sides of the bike, or on oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing or helmet. Highlighting oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s silhouette with lights and reflectors, and applying them to moving parts of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bike or body, will increase visibility substantially after dark. Abby, thanks for your attention to these issues. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robert Prinz, Oakland, Calif.

Dear Mr. Prinz: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re welcome. And thank you for kindly sharing your expertise with my readers. Dear Abby: Last year, my 40-year-old stepson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rod,â&#x20AC;? gave his father a beautiful robe for Christmas. The problem is, we had given the robe to Rod for Christmas several years ago. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say anything at the time, but, of course, I recognized it because I was the one who had bought it for him. Should I have said anything? Or was I right to have played dumb (which is what I did)? Rod has â&#x20AC;&#x153;savedâ&#x20AC;? other presents we have given him and regifted them to us years later. This man has a highpaying job and isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt-

ing for money. I think what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing is insulting. I have suggested not exchanging gifts, but he ignores me. What can I do about this in the future? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recycleeâ&#x20AC;? in the South Dear â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recycleeâ&#x20AC;?: Rod may have forgotten that he got the robe from you. As I see it, you have two choices. You can be offended, or you can turn it into a joke. For this Christmas, give him the robe back. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Key support for budget deal; deficits would rise House vote expected as early as today WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A newly minted budget deal to avert future government shutdowns gained important ground Wednesday among House Republicans who are more accustomed to brinkmanship than compromise, even though it would nudge federal deficits higher 3 years in a row. There was grumbling from opposite ends of the political spectrum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; conservatives complaining

about spending levels and liberal Democrats unhappy there would be no extension of an expiring program of benefits for the long-term unemployed. Yet other lawmakers, buffeted by criticism after last Octoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partial government shutdown, found plenty to like in the agreement and suggested it could lead to future cooperation. The plan was announced Tuesday evening by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and quickly endorsed by President Barack Obama.

A House vote was expected as early as today, as lawmakers race to wrap up their work for the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of folks will probably vote for it even though they would rather not support this type of legislation, but we have to get the spending issue completed so that there is some consistency in the future,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called the agreement â&#x20AC;&#x153;a breath of fresh airâ&#x20AC;? that could lead to further progress. Added House

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re for more deficit reduction, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re for this agreement.â&#x20AC;? Boehner also took a swipe at outside groups that helped steer Republicans toward the politically damaging shutdown and opposed the current deal before it was sealed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using our members, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous,â&#x20AC;? he said, evidently referring to the Club For Growth, Heritage Action and other organizations.

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LAPD to officers: Buckle up; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the rule Poll: Public admiration LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever been pulled over by a police officer for not wearing a seat belt, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a decent chance the officer also wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buckled up, either. While 86 percent of Americans now wear seat belts, an upcoming study that will be published by Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training estimates that roughly half of law enforcement officers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear them. With traffic-related fatalities the leading cause of death of officers on duty, departments nationwide are buckling down to get officers to buckle up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Something that can save a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life should be on a high priority of being enforced,â&#x20AC;? said Richard Ashton, a former police chief who has studied officer safety for more than a decade with the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The Los Angeles Police Department has a new seatbelt education effort after Inspector General Alex Bustamante found that up to 37 percent of officers involved in accidents in 2012 werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wearing seatbelts.

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Los Angeles police officers Adrian Garcia (right) and his partner Christopher Ballerini buckle their seat belts as they prepare to leave the LAPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pacific division for patrol Tuesday in Los Angeles. While 86 percent of Americans now wear seat belts, an upcoming study that will be published by Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training estimates that roughly half of law enforcement officers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear them. State laws mandating seatbelt use often exclude police, but the LAPD and most other departments require them in all but certain circumstances. The costs of not doing so are clear. In 14 of the last 15 years, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a shooting, but a traffic incident that was the leading cause of officer deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of the 733 law

enforcement officers killed in a vehicle accident from 1980 through 2008, 42 percent werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wearing seatbelts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is such low-hanging fruit. This fruit is on the ground almost,â&#x20AC;? said Steve Soboroff, president of the Police Commission at a recent meeting of the civilian oversight board. New recruits grew up wearing seatbelts, but often donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on the force because senior officers

law. That turned out to be untrue in many cases, and Republicans said it proved Obama canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be trusted. As for Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall approval rating, 58 percent disapprove of the job heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing, while 42 percent approve. Disapproval of his handling of several specific issues hovers around 60 percent. They include the economy, federal budget deficit and unemployment. Nearly half of American adults have an unfavorable impression of Obama, and 46 percent have a favorable impression. One month before his 2012 reelection, those numbers broke in the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favor. More than half of adults had a favorable view of Obama, and 42 percent had an unfavorable view, a poll conducted by telephone found.

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working with the Rock Valley College Small Business Development Center to grow Socks-That-Rock. She now has three people working with her and they are paid commission. Chinn said one of her goals is to hit a wider variety of art shows, such as the One of a Kind Show and Sale and The Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, along with the usual shows in the Rock River Valley.

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Dixon High School is celebrating 100 years of boys basketball this season. The top photo above shows the 1913-14 boys basketball team as they appeared in the yearbook. Since then, Dixon hoops has seen hundreds of players go through the program.

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Lyle Bogott sat down one Sunday with a board and a diagram of a basketball court and devised the offense that changed Dixon High School boys basketball history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had some little pegs, and I moved them around and played around and came up with this type of offense called the roll-out,â&#x20AC;? said Bogott, now 86 years old.

The roll-out helped Bogott become the winningest boys basketball coach by percentage in school history. From 1955 to 1959, his teams went 67-27 for a winning percentage of .713. Bogott did not know he was the winningest coach in school history until last Friday night, when he was honored and presented a plaque at halftime of the Dixon boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; win over Streator in a ceremony celebrating 100 years of Dixon High School boys basketball.

The ceremony, which included dozens of former players as well as former coaches, was highlighted by the Bogott presentation. Several of Bogottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former players were on hand, including Stan Dunphy and Bob Hill, who played for Bogott from 1955 to 1957. Both spoke glowingly about their former coach, who also coached them in baseball.

Did you know? sShawn Bock, a 2005 graduate, is Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all-time leading scorer with 1,247 points. Dave Keeley  IS.OAT 1,191 points.

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Warren Melton realized a goal last winter when he swam under the state cut in the 200yard freestyle at the United Township Sectional. A week later the then junior at Newman competed in the state meet for the first time, finishing 26th in the preliminaries with a time of 1 minute, 44.04 seconds. That was just under 3 Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com seconds behind the last qualiNewman swimmer Warren Melton made state for the first time fier for the finals. last winter as a junior. He hopes to return to the state meet as Getting to state was his goal a a senior before trying to find a spot on a college teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roster. year ago, and now, a year later

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as a senior, he has hopes of going a little faster. He set about accomplishing that goal by hanging out with some of the best during the offseason. Melton spent the spring training and lifting weights with Dixon graduate and former standout for the Byron co-op Aaron Helander. He then also worked with the likes of Sterling graduate Keanu Interone, former Byron star Jackson Halsmer and Sterling captain Keaton Dir during the Sterling Stingray club season.

s.O.EWMANSWIMMER has ever medaled at the state meet. Diver Nick deLong placed eighth in 2009 and 11th in 2011. Girls diver Mary Sue LeMay finished 12th in 2008 and second in 2009.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After watching one potential destination all but vanish, the agent for pitcher Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs were scheduled to meet Wednesday morning to discuss the future of their workhorse pitcher. The Arizona Diamondbacks appear out of the running after trading pitching prospect Tyler Skaggs to the Los Angeles Angels as part of a three-team trade. A source close to the Diamondbacks said the Cubs were â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;asking for everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in reference to their top prospects and indicated they once had interest in center fielder Adam Eaton, who went to the Chicago White Sox as part of the trade. The Toronto Blue Jays still loom as a potential destination. The Cubs prefer to add power pitching prospects in addition to a short-term solution such as possibly free agent Scott Baker. But retaining Samardzija would assure them of a

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Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija pitches during a game last season. Samardzija has improved as a starter for the Cubs and has shown an ability to pitch a lot of innings. The team is shopping him for top-level prospects. workhorse pitcher who continues to improve as a starting pitcher. Samardzija could earn close to $5 million in 2014 as an arbitration eligible player, so he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be taxing the Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; payroll. However, the Cubs are fully aware that the price of pitching has climbed, as evidenced by the signings of Ricky Nolasco

(to the Minnesota Twins for 4 years and $49 million) and Scott Kazmir (2 years, $22 million). Samardzija will become a free agent prior to the 2016 season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when the Cubs are likely to make a legitimate push as contenders in the National League Central. But there is the issue of whether he can wait that long should he sign

an extension, as he was a part of two nationallyranked football teams at Notre Dame that went 19-6 in 2005-06 and earned All-America honors as a wide receiver during his final season. The Cubs could decide to keep Samardzija until revisiting the trade market next summer, as they did with Matt Garza.

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AT A GLANCE Boys basketball

Girls basketball

Northern Illinois Big 12 West

Northern Illinois Big 12 West

Conf. 1-0 1-0 1-0   0-1 0-1

Dixon Ottawa Sterling ,A3ALLE 0ERU Geneseo Streator

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Big Northern West 7INNEBAGO -ENDOTA Rockford Lutheran "YRON Stillman Valley 2OCK&ALLS /REGON

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Dixon boys roll to win; top-ranked Annawan too much for Prophets "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

Destinee Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 685 series led the Sterling girls bowling team to a 3,0362,932 Northern Illinois Big 12 West win Wednesday at LaSalle-Peru. Howard rolled a 264 opening game and followed with a 217 and 204. Teammate Magan Tintori had a 580 series with a high game of 227. Sterling, which won all 10 team points, improved to 3-0 in the conference. It is tied atop the league with Dixon. The teams meet today at Plum Hollow in Dixon.

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next with a 642 and was followed by Keenan Longan (583), Ryan Dixon (570), Lucas Bonnette (539) and Brandon Helfrich (458). The Dukes earned six team points, while LaSalle-Peru earned four. Tyler Zokol led LP with a 655 series.

Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Joel Spangler, Dixon BOYSBOWLING  series Destinee Howard, Sterling girls bowling, SERIES

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Dixon 3,495, LaSallePeru 3,443: Joel Spangler

Girls basketball

Dukes won at LaSallePeru. Spangler opened with a 228, then had a 233 and wrapped up his day with a 242. Brandon Hamburg was

Hyfte poured in 34 points to lead the top-ranked Bravettes past the Prophets in Annawan. The Bravettes, who placed third in Class 1A

at state last season, got 26 points in the first half alone from VanHyfte, a senior Southern Illinois University recruit who surpassed 2,000 career points. Prophetstown (7-2) got 10 points from Corrie Reiley and nine from Karlie Stafford.

Wrestling

Annawan 62, Prophetrolled a 703 series as the stown 50: Celina Van-

AFC loses pair of duals:

Demetri Lahman pinned Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s McPeek Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dell for AFCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone non-forfeit win in dual losses to Dakota (53-12) and Rockford Lutheran (67-6).

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Newman Comets

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Sterling girls bowl over Cavs

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younger kids lanes to encourage them to get better. He and Jakob Vetter [a senior] both do â&#x20AC;&#x153;With guys like Keanu, a lot to try and make the Aaron and Jackson, they program better.â&#x20AC;? are all a year older so Melton and Miller not theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had that time to only have individual develop and get faster,â&#x20AC;? goals for the senior this Melton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you season, but also hope he get to work with them, can team with three of it makes you want to do his teammates to form things at their speed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sectional-medaling always better to practice relay team. with swimmers that are â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we can do it,â&#x20AC;? fast.â&#x20AC;? Melton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have Melton takes that bit of someone like Robbie wisdom to heart. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also Hicks, who was a really something that Newman nice sprinter last seacoach Gary Miller uses son. There are also a during practice. couple freshmen like He has the senior skip Aiden Bollman and around lanes during Zachary Brauman who practice that way more look like they could of his teammates get be really good. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so used to swimming at his important to get the speed. young guys out.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Warren is a great The Comets have a 11 leader,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He swimmers on the roster has a great attitude, and seven of them are and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about tryseniors. ing to do what is best â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have lots of senior for the team. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in leaders,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. there swimming in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just need to get CONTINUED FROM B1

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Jordan Lynch will be among the finalists for the Heisman Trophy when the winner is announced on Saturday in New York City.

All Lynch needed was an opportunity One-time redshirt now a star BY STEVE NITZ 3HAW-EDIA

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Northern Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coaching staff had to get Jordan Lynch on the field. Some way, somehow. Former head coach Jerry Kill and his assistants saw the athleticism Lynch provided. They knew heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be able to help them out in 2010, when Lynch was a redshirt freshman after sitting out all of 2009. The problem was, the Huskies already had junior Chandler Harnish under center, and he was no slouch by any means. But the coaching staff figured why not put Lynch on the field and give Harnish a break? Lynch, a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented in New York City on Saturday, had only one FBS offer to play quarterback, and it was with the Huskies. If it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work out, Lynch had the opportunity to move to safety. However, Jerry Kill was not ready to make that decision 3 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he could be special. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something there. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to see what this spring, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something there,â&#x20AC;? Kill told the Daily Chronicle in the spring of 2010. Lynch, who started the 2010 season behind Harnish and DeMarcus Grady on the depth chart, was used because the staff thought he was too athletic not to be on the field. He got his first carries of his Huskie career against Akron on Oct. 2, 2010, recording just a yard on two carries. But a week later against Buffalo, Lynch had 96 rushing yards on two carries, including a 90-yard touchdown scamper, the first of a career that has produced 98 total touchdowns with one game remaining. Lynch was a nice complement to Harnish that season, running 31 times for 362 yards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My initial thought

Who:.ORTHERN)LLINOIS VS5TAH3TATE When:$EC Where:3AN$IEGO Line:.)5 was, tremendous runner, physical,â&#x20AC;? said Jim Zebrowski, who was Lynchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position coach in 2010 and has been on Killâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff at Minnesota the past three seasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing now, you knew he could. You never knew to what extreme, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s off the charts right now.â&#x20AC;? In 2011, Harnish was still the starter for NIU and would go on to win the Vern Smith Leadership Award as the MidAmerican Conference MVP, an honor Lynch himself has earned the past two seasons. Lynch would spell Harnish at times once again, finishing the year with 45 carries for 246 yards and three touchdowns. The Huskies, blessed with multiple options, had a good situation with Lynch and Harnish, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad. Eventually, Lynch got his chance to shine for the Huskies in the GoDaddy.com Bowl against Arkansas State in Jan. 2012. Harnish was sidelined with an ankle injury during the second quarter, and Lynch took the reins for a short period, leading NIU on a 78-yard, go-ahead touchdown drive. Lynch showed off his arm down, going 4 of 4 through the air for 64 yards. The touchdown drive, which gave the Huskies a 14-13 advantage, culminated in a 3-yard touchdown run by Lynch and the Huskies would go on to win, 38-20. It was a sign of things to come when Harnish moved on to the NFL and Lynch was named the starter by Dave Doeren before spring practice in 2012.

CONCORD, N.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The late Dale Earnhardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famed No. 3 will be back on track in the elite Sprint Cup Series next season with Austin Dillon using the number. The move has been long anticipated because car owner Richard Childress has allowed his grandson to use the No. 3 as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moved through NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ranks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know in my heart, today, as I sit here, Dale Earnhardt is smiling down,â&#x20AC;? Childress said at Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unveiling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He would want to see this 3. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it to ever go away. But I felt it was the thing to do right after Daytona, and I know today that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accepting this highly. I knew him that well.â&#x20AC;? The number has not been used since Earnhardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in the 2001 season-opening Daytona 500. The car was rebranded to No. 29 for Kevin Harvick following Earnhardtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fatal accident. But Dillon has been using it in NASCAR national competition since 2009, when he made his Truck Series debut in the No. 3. He won the Truck championship in 2011 driving the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, and the Nationwide title this year in the same number. Childress kept the number out of the Cup Series, though, intent on hanging on to it for the right

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Austin Dillon smiles as he waits to be interviewed on Wednesday in front of the car he will drive in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup series at a press conference in Concord, N.C.

Dillon file Born:!PRIL  AGE Achievements: .!3#!24RUCK3ERIES CHAMPION.ATIONWIDE3ERIESCHAMP FYI:3ONOFFORMER DRIVER-IKE$ILLONAND GRANDSONOF2ICHARD #HILDRESS7ILLDRIVE THE.OCARIN 3PRINT#UP3ERIESnTHE SAMENUMBERONCE DRIVENBYRACINGLEGEND $ALE%ARNHARDT driver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We held the number, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been paying NASCAR for it throughout the years and Bill [France] Jr. told me â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You know, if

weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ever challenged, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to let someone have that 3,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Childress said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, and I knew that the right opportunity would come. It would have to be an Earnhardt or one of the Childress family that we would put behind that.â&#x20AC;? Childress said he publicly floated the idea of allowing Dillon to use the No. 3 at the start of the year to get a fan response, and got 90 percent positive feedback the day after he mentioned the number. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That said to me it was time, and if Austin wanted to it was his choice,â&#x20AC;? Childress said. Dillon said he was

ready, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only number heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever used in NASCAR. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My grandfather has done a great job of teaching me how to handle certain responses to things, and I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to go forward with it,â&#x20AC;? Dillon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard a lot of good feedback from the fans, and every time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at an autograph session Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had someone ask whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen. They are excited and we are, too, at RCR. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what our sport was built on â&#x20AC;&#x201C; family and history â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a great opportunity for all of our sport to see this No. 3 back on the track.â&#x20AC;?

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ing four from behind the Ben Brust scored 18 3-point line. Ohio State 86, Bryant points and Frank Kamin48: Lenzelle Smith Jr. sky added 16 as No. 4 W i s c o n s i n r e m a i n e d scored 19 points and No. undefeated with a 78-52 3 Ohio State pulled away victory over in-state rival from Bryant in Columbus, Milwaukee on Wednesday Ohio. Amir Williams added 12 night in Madison, Wis. points and nine rebounds Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson scored 12 for the Buckeyes (9-0). points each for Wisconsin It was an early round game in the Blackrock (11-0). Kyle Kelm scored 17 Gotham Classic which points to lead Milwau- will conclude on Dec. 21 kee (9-3), while Matt Tiby with the Buckeyes meeting Notre Dame at Madiadded 11. The Badgers took control son Square Garden. Dyami Starks had 16 in the first half after shakpoints for Bryant (6-5), ing off some early shooting troubles. Brust kept which was playing its secthe Badgers afloat during ond game in three nights. their struggles, hitting The Bulldogs lost at Notre his first six shots, includ- Dame, 70-59.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a super coach,â&#x20AC;? said Hill, a 2-year starting guard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He worked us hard, but it paid off. It was fun.â&#x20AC;? But, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all fun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get done with practice, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d move us to the step in the old gym,â&#x20AC;? Hill said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have us run those steps, and we were in shape. I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how we won a lot of our games, because we were really in shape.â&#x20AC;? Dunphy, the 6-foot-3 starting center during the 1956-1957 season, said Bogott was ahead of his time as a coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played multiple defenses,â&#x20AC;? Dunphy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We switched every time down the floor. The other team never knew what we were doing.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We even switched in Spanish,â&#x20AC;? Bogott said. Bogott, a 1947 Rock Falls High School graduate who is a member of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports Hall of Fame, spent 33 years at Dixon High School from the 50s to the 80s. Besides baseball and basketball, Bogott also coached football during his years at Dixon. He taught physical education, science and driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education, and was also the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic director at one time. He had a 2-year stint at Byron High School before spending the rest of his professional career at Dixon. Bogott still fondly remembers his basketball coaching days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had two great teams,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 1955-1956 and 19581959. My first and last teams. In 1955-1956 we were 18-5 and conference champs. And, in 1958-1959 we were 22-4 and regional champs.â&#x20AC;? Obviously, the game and

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Lyle Bogott coached Dixon basketball for four seasons during the late 1950s. It was a short time, but it left a big impact on the Dixon basketball program. its players have changed greatly over the years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The style is much different than when we played,â&#x20AC;? Bogott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids are stronger, bigger, quicker.â&#x20AC;? Were there any dunks back then? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a couple guys that could dunk it,â&#x20AC;? Bogott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was quite a thrill back then. Stu Keely could dunk it, and Bob Hargrave could dunk it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stan Dunphy couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t,â&#x20AC;? Dunphy chimed in with a hearty laugh. Bogott remembers an interesting situation that occured when Dixon played in Beloit, Wis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They did not have the 3-second in the lane

rule,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a field day.â&#x20AC;? Bogottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife is the former Jean Maynard of Rock Falls. Their three children all followed their father into education. His son Doug and daughters Jacci and Sally are all retired teachers. Doug and Jacci were also coaches. Doug and Jacci taught in Texas, while Sally spent all of her teaching years at Montmorency Elementary School in Rock Falls. Lyle had plenty of teaching and coaching wisdom to pass on, but only if it was sought. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I only gave them advice if they asked me fo0r it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never interfered.â&#x20AC;?

Bogott file High school: Rock Falls (1947 graduate) Colleges: Monmouth College (undergraduate), University of Iowa (masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Professional career (coach, teacher, athletic director): "YRON High School, 2 years; Dixon High School, 33 years Sports coached: "ASEBALL BASKETBALL football Subjects taught: Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education, physical education, science Family: Wife, Jean (Maynard); son, Doug; daughters, Jacci, Sally

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CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There was a long slap shot, and then a nifty wraparound and a short-handed score off a 2-on-1 break. Once the Blackhawks started rolling, Ray Emery never stood a chance. Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw scored in a 39-second span at the start of Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five-goal second period Wednesday night, sparking the Blackhawks to a 7-2 victory over Emery and the Philadelphia Flyers. Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists for Chicago, which has won three in a row after a threegame losing streak. Michal Handzus scored a short-handed goal in the second and Marian Hossa had three assists, helping rookie goaltender Antti Raanta win his second consecutive start in place of injured Corey Crawford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a quiet confi-

Star of the game: 0ATRICK3HARP "LACKhawks, goal, 2 assists Up next:"LACKHAWKS AT-APLE,EAFS PM 3UNDAY7'. AM) dence we can score goals,â&#x20AC;? Keith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our talk in the room is more about playing the right way, being good defensively, being hard on pucks, checking well. We know our offense is going to take care of itself if we play that way.â&#x20AC;? The seven goals set a season high for the Blackhawks (23-6-5), who have scored 19 times during their winning streak and lead the NHL with 129 goals. Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sharp wraparound at 1:22 of the second made it six players with at least 10 goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who are once again on top of the league standings with 51 points.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a credit to our team game,â&#x20AC;? Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got guys in here that can put up big numbers and score goals. But when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing well in all three zones, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when our offense usually clicks.â&#x20AC;? Emery was pulled in the third period of his first start in Chicago since he teamed with Crawford to give the Blackhawks one of the best goaltending tandems in the league last season. Emery went 17-1 with a sparkling 1.94 goalsagainst average during his second year with Chicago and then signed a freeagent deal with Philadelphia in July. He received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd when he was recognized on the overhead scoreboard during the first period. But his ninth start of the season took a turn for the worse when Chicago turned up the pressure in the second.

NBA | KNICKS 83, BULLS 78

Rally staves off embarrassment Short-handed Chicago fights but falls short BY TEDDY GREENSTEIN Chicago Tribune

NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Minus Derrick Rose, minus Luol Deng, minus Jimmy Butler and minus much hope, the Bulls threatened to reach another low Wednesday night. With 2 minutes left in the first half, they had just 26 points. The alltime franchise low of 49 appeared to be within shouting distance. But then an amazing thing happened. The noquit Bulls rallied from 23 points down, tying the game with less than 4 minutes to play on a Joa-

kim Noah put-back. All that work went for naught, though, as they went cold down the stretch. Put it in the books as an 83-78 loss to the injurydepleted Knicks, entered the night 5-15. After Noahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tip tied it 74-74, the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; next five possessions went like this: Noah lost the ball; Mike Dunleavy missed a 3; Marquis Teague couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat two defenders on a layup try; the ball went out off a sliding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and protesting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Taj Gibson; shot-clock violation. Lights out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fight is good,â&#x20AC;? coach Tom Thibodeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought Mike had a clean look that would have put us up one. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go down.

Star of the game: Carmelo Anthony, Knicks, 30 points Up next:"ULLSAT "UCKS PM&RIDAY #3.!- You can live with that, but the turnovers â&#x20AC;Ś thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an area we have to clean up.â&#x20AC;? Indeed, the Bulls coughed it up 22 times to the Knicksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 13. And in their three games without Deng, the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense has been largely non-existent. During a 19-0 Knicks run in the first half, the Bulls missed 13 consecutive field-goal attempts. They shot just 33.3 percent for the game, with Dunleavy leading the way with 20 points. But he missed 17 of 24 shots.

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Bid No. 2014-1-1 Notice of Material Letting Sealed proposals will be received in the office of the City Clerk, 603 W. 10th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071 until 11:00 o'clock AM. January 2nd, 2014 for furnishing materials required in the construction/maintenance of Section 1400000-00-GM County Whiteside Municipality Rock Falls and at that time with publicly opened and read. Proposals shall be submitted on forms furnished by the local Agency which may be obtained at the office of Willett, Hofmann & Asso., 809 E 2nd St. Dixon, IL 61021 and shall be enclosed in an envelope endorsed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Material Proposalâ&#x20AC;?, Section â&#x20AC;&#x153;14-00000-00-GM. The right is reserved to waive technicalities and to reject any or all proposals. Proposal Guaranty. A proposal guaranty in the proper amount, as specified in BLRS Special Provision for Bidding Requirements and Conditions for Material Proposals, will be required. Bid bonds will not be allowed as proposal guaranties. Contract Bond. The successful bidder at the time of execution of the contract will not be required to deposit a contract bind for the full amount of the award. When a contract bond is not required, the proposal guaranty check will be held in lieu thereof. Failure on the part of the contractor to deliver the material within the time specified or to do the work specified herein will be considered just cause to forfeit his surety as provided in Article 108.10 of the Standard Specifications. By order of City of Rock Falls December 4th, 2013 Eric Arduini, City Clerk.

Material Proposal To Mayor and City Council, City of Sterling If this bed is accepted within 45 days from date of opening, the undersigned agrees to furnish any or all of the materials at the quoted unit prices, subject to the following: 1. It is understood and agreed that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Standard Specifications for the Road and Bridge Constructionâ&#x20AC;? adopted January 1, 2012 and he â&#x20AC;&#x153;Supplemental Specifications and Recurring Special Provisionsâ&#x20AC;? Adopted, January 1, 2014 prepared but the Department of Transportation, shall govern insofar as they may be applied and insofar as they do not conflict with the special provisions and supplemental specifications attached hereto. 2. It is understood that quantities listed are approximate inly and that they may be increased or decreased as may be needed to properly complete the improvement within its present limits or extensions thereto, at the unit price stated and that bids will be compared on the basis of the total price bid for each group. 3. Delivery in total or partial shipments as ordered shall be made within the time specified in the special provisions or by the acceptance at the point and in the manner specified in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Schedule of Pricesâ&#x20AC;?. If delivered on the job site is specified, it shall mean any place or places on the road designated by the awarding authority or its authorized representative. 4. The contractor and/or local agency performing the actual material placement operations shall be responsible for providing work zone traffic control, unless otherwise specified in this proposal. Such devised shall meet the requirements of and be installed in accordance with applicable provisions of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devicesâ&#x20AC;? and any referenced Illinois Highway Standards. 5. Each pay item should have a unit price and total price. If no total price is shown or if there is a discrepancy between the product of the unit price multiplied by the quantity, the unit price shall govern. If a unit price is omitted, the total price will be divided by the quantity in order to establish a unit price. 6. A bid will be declared unacceptable if neither a unit price nor a total price is shown. December 12th & 26th 2013.

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Bid No. 2014-1-1 Notice of Material Letting Sealed proposals will be received in the office of the City Clerk, 212 Third Avenue, Sterling IL 61081 until 11:30 o'clock AM. January 2nd, 2014 for furnishing materials required in the construction/maintenance of Section 1400000-00-GM County Whiteside Municipality Sterling Road/District and at that time with publicly opened and read. Proposals shall be submitted on forms furnished by the local Agency which may be obtained at the office of Willett, Hofmann & Asso., 809 E 2nd St. Dixon, IL 61021 and shall be enclosed in an envelope endorsed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Material Proposalâ&#x20AC;?, Section â&#x20AC;&#x153;14-00000-00-GM. The right is reserved to waive technicalities and to reject any or all proposals. Proposal Guaranty. A proposal guaranty in the proper amount, as specified in BLRS Special Provision for Bidding Requirements and Conditions for Material Proposals, will be required. Bid bonds will not be allowed as proposal guaranties. Contract Bond. The successful bidder at the time of execution of the contract will not be required to deposit a contract bind for the full amount of the award. When a contract bond is not required, the proposal guaranty check will be held in lieu thereof. Failure on the part of the contractor to deliver the material within the time specified or to do the work specified herein will be considered just cause to forfeit his surety as provided in Article 108.10 of the Standard Specifications. By order of City of Sterling December 4th, 2013 Marie Rombouts, City Clerk.

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10-035468 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, DIXON, ILLINOIS BMO HARRIS BANK PLAINTIFF,

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RONALD D. RICHARD A/K/A RONALD RICHARD A/K/A RONALD DWAYNE RICHARD; SANDY R. RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA RUTH RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA R. RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA RICHARD A/K/A RICHARD SANDRA RUTH; FIRST STATE BANK SHANNONPOLO; FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN AMBOY F/K/A THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN AMBOY; ALTORFER, INC.; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 63 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on December 6, 2011; John R Varga, Sheriff, 309 S. Galena St., Dixon, IL 61021, will on January 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 East Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Lee County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD AND A LINE 33 FEET SOUTH OF AND PARALLEL TO A SPUR TRACK SAID POINT BEING 1878.72 FEET NORTHWESTERLY FEET FROM THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 8 AS MEASURED ALONG THE AFORESAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE, SAID POINT OF INTERSECTION BEING ON THE POINT OF CURVE THE TANGENT OF WHICH FORMS AN ANGLE OF 30 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 50 SECONDS TO THE WEST WITH SAID RIGHT RIGHTOF-WAY LINE; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 445.34 FEET A DISTANCE OF 752.39 FEET, SAID CURVE BEING 33 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE CENTERLINE OF THE AFORESAID SPUR TRACK; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 7 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 10 SECONDS TO THE LEFT OF SAID TANGENT A DISTANCE OF 98.0 FEET TO A POINT 33 FEET NORTHEASTERLY OF THE CENTERLINE OF A TRAVELED WAY; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY PARALLEL WITH SAID CENTERLINE OF 91.54 FEET TO A POINT 33 FEET WESTERLY OF AND PERPENDICULARLY DISTANCE FROM THE CENTERLINE OF A NORTH-SOUTH SPUR TRACK; THENCE NORTH ALONG A LINE 33 FEET WEST OF AND PARALLEL TO THE SAID CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 836.90 FEET TO THE POINT OF A CURVE; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 922.37 FEET A DISTANCE OF 389.03 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE AFORESAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 991.85 FEET (994.72 FEET MEAS) TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1362 North Bataan Road, Dixon, IL 61021 Permanent Index No.: 02-15-08-200-002 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $123,605.12. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Ahmed Motiwala Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6305840 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013


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Little Blessings Childcare has immediate daycare openings for infant-school age. 1st & 2nd shifts. 815-285-3811 Lic# 48927502 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))

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ESTATE MOVING SALE Karen Gerth Owner 684 W. 8th St. Milledgeville 61051. Friday, Dec. 13 noon-5pm, Saturday, Dec. 14 10am-4pm.

Karen has moved to her new apt. And will be selling her home and the contents. Some of the items will include: newer front load washer/ dryer set. Newer set hand made Amish furniture table and 8 chairs from Teglers Amish Furniture Makers of Morrison. Her cost was over $4,000.00 for this set (paperwork included). Beautiful cabin dĂŠcor bar, pool table complete, beautiful patio set, nice walk behind snow blower, newer Kirby vac, nice early American solid wood hutch, quality treadmill, nice upright freezer, garage items, usual furniture, kitchen full kitchen items, and lots more! (this is a quality/ clean home) See pics on estatesales.net.

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Gear up and get ready for action, which could include speaking up as well. Look at change as a new beginning. Take on whatever you are given with gusto and determination. This can be an eye-opening year, chock-full of satisfaction and opportunity. Good fortune is within reach.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Success is looking for you, so make yourself available. Participation will be your road to victory. Voice your opinion, roll up your sleeves and put in a good dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, and you will be rewarded.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Express your feelings. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to bring up issues that have been bothering you. Spend quality time with the people you enjoy the most. Romance will improve your life, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Stay focused on what needs to be done. Your competitive nature will lead you in the right direction. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be thrown off your game just because someone makes an unexpected move.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Ask questions if you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure what to do. Someone is likely to withhold important information that you need to make a decision. A last-minute change will help you get back on course.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You are heading onward and upward. Investments will bring big returns. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let anyone stifle your intentions or enthusiasm. Set your plans in motion and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look back.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A little give and take will be called for, today, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to ask for what you want. Keep it simple and to the point, and offer as much in return as you receive. Strive for equality in all that you do.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Shopping or taking part in festive events will ease your stress and help you reflect. Take care of financial matters that need to be

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Pick up skills, knowledge and information that can help you get ahead. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let a change at home cost you too much. Stick to a set budget and try to manage your stress.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to initiate change. A change of environment will do you good. Gravitate toward

people and places that are unfamiliar and have something unique to offer. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Get out and strut your stuff. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll attract attention and interest in what you have to offer. Personal improvements will turn out well, and romance is on the rise.

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Le Havre 50 A martial art 1 Krishna 52 Current devotee 6 Part of A.D. 54 Temp (hyph.) 58 Teeny-tiny 10 Twang or 59 Bwanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trek drawl 12 PC messages 60 More than want 14 Sandbars 61 Food on 15 Pooch a skewer 16 Garage job 18 Explanation 19 Familiar DOWN digits 1 Contains 21 Apply 2 I, to Fritz caulking 3 Drill sgt. 23 Mal de â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 4 â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wreck 24 Was on of the a jury Mary â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;? 26 Blaring 5 Hedgerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 29 Pesky bug word 31 Earth, in 6 Unprincipled combos 7 Remind too 33 Cornelia â&#x20AC;&#x201D; often Skinner 8 Close, to a 35 Depend poet 36 Historical 9 Mishmash period 11 Recipe amt. 37 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; colada 12 Peter Gunnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 38 Reproachful girl sounds 13 Embroider 40 Provoke 17 Phone button 42 Showed the 19 Doctrine way 20 Grad school 43 Practically exams forever 22 Coil 45 Ran up 23 Dugout VIP a tab 25 Passport 47 Here, in

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PUZZLE ENTHUSIASTS: Get more puzzles in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Random House Crossword MegaOmniousâ&#x20AC;? Vols. 1 & 2

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Keep life simple and limit your spending. Focus on emotional situations that need to be dealt with before you make a lifechanging move. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Explore your options today. Personal encounters will lead to shared ideas and the possibility of a partnership. Love and romance are highlighted, and travel plans should be made.

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