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‘It’s never been done’ Board chairman wants funds more closely monitored BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

OREGON – Since late 2011, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department has used, at the sheriff’s discretion, a fund not reported in the county’s budget to pay a wide range of expenses. Similar to other county funds, the Administrative Tow Fund has been reviewed – and not found to be inappropriate – by the county’s auditors, Ogle County Board Chairman Kim Gouker said.

Online extra Visit saukvalley.com to view receipts of all payments made from the Administrative Tow Fund since its creation in October 2011.

During an interview with Sauk Valley Media last week, Gouker, Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn and Bob Coine, identified as the sheriff’s consultant for public relations, defended the fund’s purpose, uses and location off the budget. They also said the fund is used to offset a reduced budget for the Sheriff’s Department.

The tow fund, which was established by a county ordinance on Oct. 19, 2011, allows the county to collect a $350 administrative fee to tow vehicles, like those involved with a DUI arrest. According to the ordinance, money from the fund can “be used at the discretion of the sheriff, and may be used for law enforcement-related

activities including the purchase or maintenance of police vehicles, equipment, or training.” The tow fund Ogle County is reviewed by Sheriff the auditors, Michael Harn Gouker said, but doesn’t appear on the county’s budget, similar to the Sheriff’s Department’s commissary fund. NEVER CONTINUED ON A4

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Union shares its final offer Proposals from both sides of negotiation go public Wednesday BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – For nearly 18 months, contract offers between the Dixon School District and the Dixon Educational Support Personnel Association have been private. This week, they’ll go public. The school district declared an impasse Dec. 4, and both sides submitted their final offers to the state Educational Labor Relations Board last week. Those offers will be made public and posted Wednesday to the labor board’s website. After the final Mindy offers are made Donoho public, the two sides can continue to negotiate with the help of the federal mediator whom they had been using before the impasse was declared. OFFER CONTINUED ON A5

Online extra Read the latest contract proposal from the Dixon Educational Support Personnel Association on saukvalley.com.

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Deanna Lancaster, of Rock Falls, shops Bushel Basket Candle Co. in Sterling on Saturday. The local business is one of many that participated in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 and has since seen an increase in sales.

Shop Small gives big boon Local businesses enjoy vamp in sales during, since Nov. 30 event BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

Website fix keys spike in health insurance exchange enrollment BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

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While the founders of Sauk Valley Shop Small know it can be difficult to quantify their ongoing goal of boosting awareness of small local businesses, some numbers are coming in to confirm that the Small Business Saturday event held Nov. 30 was a big success. Janna Groharing, a co-founder and executive director of Sterling Main Street, said 21 of 40 participating businesses have responded to a follow-up survey that compared sales and foot traffic from this year’s and last year’s events. “We had an excellent response,” Groharing said. “Sales were up, foot traffic was up, and so is community

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awareness of shopping local.” The survey showed that 67 percent of the respondents reported increased sales, while 30 percent said sales were about the same as during last November’s Small Business Saturday. The poll, done through SurveyMonkey, showed that more than 70 percent of the respondents saw increased foot traffic from last year. Even more exciting, many of the small retailers say, is that the momen- Maureen Broers, of Dixon, looks at coasttum from that single day appears to ers at Bushel Basket Candle Co. in Sterbe carrying over into December. ling Saturday. Owner Jackie Payne says Nov. 30 was one of her biggest days in SHOP CONTINUED ON A10 sales since the store opened in 2001.

Among Illinois counties, Whiteside and Lee are about in the middle of the pack in percentage of of uninsured people. In Whiteside County, nearly 5,900 people under 65 are uninsured, about 12.4 percent. On A2 In Lee County, See where the percentvarious coun- age is slightly ties rank, in less at 11.5 perterms of the cent, which reppercentage resents about of uninsured 3,100 people. residents as At 18.8 percent, of 2011. Cook County has the greatest percentage of uninsured people. In southern Illinois, Monroe County’s rate of 8.2 percent is the lowest. PAR CONTINUED ON A2

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President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act seeks to lower the number of uninsured. But the troubled rollout of HealthCare. gov slowed enrollments in the health insurance exchanges. Over the past couple of months, local residents have received notices that insurance companies were canceling their policies that didn’t meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. But after Obama delayed those requirements for a year, some have received follow-up notices extending their policies for that time. Meanwhile, county health departments report that enrollments in the health insurance exchanges increased after the website was fixed. “The Affordable Care Act is now working beautifully,� said Beth Fiorini, public health administrator for the Whiteside County Health Department. As of Dec. 6, the department’s three employees designated for enrollments had signed up 287 people – 209 for the expansion in Medicaid coverage and 78 for insurance on the exchanges, most of them in recent weeks. More than one-third of the people who visit Whiteside County’s federally funded clinic are uninsured, Fiorini said.

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achel Gascoigne, 17, a senior at Dixon High School, is the October Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Jeff and Jane Gascoigne. Her brother is Nathan, 16. Favorite class: Right now, I am really enjoying my Biology II class. We get to try a lot of different labs, and I learn a lot. Top teacher: My top teacher was my fourthgrade teacher at Jefferson School, Mrs. Kleinmaier. She really challenged me as a student, and she helped me improve over the year. Extracurriculars: I am captain of the volleyball team and the president of Key Club. I am also a member of National Honors Society and Band. After graduation: I plan on attending a 4-year university and majoring in chemistry. Paycheck: I am a cashier at Ace Hardware. The part

What makes your blood boil? At times, my brother! What kind of music makes your skin crawl? I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listen to any type of heavy metal music. Survival guide: The key is to get involved in different clubs or activities right away. You can meet some of your lifelong friends this way. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the dictionary next to: I think that people would describe me as a kind person, because I am friendly to everyone I meet. Trading spaces: I would like to go to Ireland, because the scenery looks amazing. Read this: The last good book I read was â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Helpâ&#x20AC;? by Kathryn Stockett. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about the lives of AfricanAmerican maids in Mississippi in the 1960s. I really enjoyed the history that the book included, as well as the struggles that had to be overcome.

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OBITUARIES James G. Traynor DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; James G. Traynor, 90, of Dixon, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. He was born June 27, 1923, in Chicago, the son of James and Clara (Mueller) Traynor. James was a veteran of the Navy, serving during World War II. He married Miriam Germanson on July 2, 1945 in Dixon. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2007. He worked as a machinist for Bordens, Swift, Fosco Fabricators, Purity Mills, Imeco and Beier Bag prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, American Legion Post 12 in Dixon and the Teamsters. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, greatly loved by all. He liked tinkering in his tool shop in the basement, and made many things over the years for the house. He would design and carve functioning whirligigs for the yard. He also liked to watch wrestling on TV, and working outdoors. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara J. Wagener of Tulsa, Okla.,

and Jeanette M. (Walter) Wagner of Dixon; four grandchildren, Stephanie Brown, Ben (Bethany) Wagener, Sharon (Doug) Killian, and Paul (Adena) Buckholz; seven greatgrandchildren, Kelli Brown, Eric Brown, Bode and Benlee Wagener, Sandra Soderquist, and Aidan and Riley Buckholz; and one sister-in-law, Nadine Traynor of Claremont, Fla. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Chuck Traynor. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. A prayer service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Antoni Kretowicz, pastor, officiating. Burial, with military graveside honors by the combined veterans organizations, will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. A memorial has been established to St. Anne Catholic Church. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

Anna Emmert DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Anna Emmert, 93, of Dixon, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 6, 1920, in Dixon, the daughter of Joseph and Paraschiva (Trifan) Vlad. She married Willard M. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? Emmert Sr. on Feb. 1, 1943, in Great Falls, Mont. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2010. She is survived by her children, Carol (Ron) Linboom of Grand Detour, Donald Emmert of Rockford, and David (Barb) Emmert of Dixon; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister,

Mary LaRue of Orange, Calif.; and two sisters in law, Marilyn Cibu of Dixon and Stella Vlad of California. She was also preceded in death by a son, Willard Emmert Jr.; daughter-in-law, Benetta Emmert; three brothers, Joe Vlad, Charlie Vlad and Dan Cibu; and three sisters, Salameia Cibu, Mary Vlad and Sylvia Miller. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Bernard Sehr officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. A memorial has been established to Serenity Hospice & Home.

Florence J. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Chubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lally DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Florence J. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chubâ&#x20AC;? Lally, 82, of Dixon, died, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. She was born May 9, 1931, in Council Hills, the daughter of Albert and Ethel (Bailey) Boggild. She worked at BorgWarner in Dixon for more than 30 years, retiring in 1999. She married Raymond J. Lally on Jan. 3, 1951, in Dixon. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2009. Florence had been an active member of the Dixon Veterans of Foreign Post Auxiliary for many years. She will be missed by her beloved dog, Hershey. She is survived by five sons, R.T. (Jeannie Surratt) Lally of Deer Grove, and Robert Lally, Michael (Angie) Lally, Larry (Lea) Lally, and David (Mary) Lally, all of Dixon; five grandchildren, Kylian, Tess, Michael, Larry Jr., and

Mary Jane VenHuizen MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mary Jane VenHuizen, 71, of Morrison, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at her home. She was employed for 35 years for the University of Illinois Extension Service, working primarily with the 4-H program. Mary Jane was born April 22, 1942, in Morrison, the daughter of Jay and Janet (Buikema) Tichler. She married John VenHuizen on May 19, 1961, in Morrison. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Susan (Gabe) Gomez, and one son, Bob (Nadine) VenHuizen, both of Morrison; one sister, JoAnn

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of funds that are like that,â&#x20AC;? Gouker said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;in other departments under other elected officials.â&#x20AC;? Gouker wants those funds to be given more oversight and be placed in the budget, he said. Asked why they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already, he said thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You want to know the honest truth? Because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been done before, which I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree with,â&#x20AC;? Gouker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And because it had never been done before is exactly why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking at doing it differently.â&#x20AC;? Nearly 30 funds arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listed in the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 28 of them listed in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;additional fund appropriationsâ&#x20AC;? section. They total about $3.2 million. The tow fund and commissary fund, however, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear by name. Gouker said the â&#x20AC;&#x153;police vehicle fundâ&#x20AC;? is likely the tow fund.

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21 grandchildren, Christopher Brockman, Ethan Seidel, Tyler White, Miranda Brockman, Ashley Giddings, Dylan Zigler, Michael Giddings, Sadie Burger, Audrey Betts, Bret Emmerson, Samantha Burger, Junior Ferguson, Jared Betts, Austin Emmerson, Alyssa Ferguson, Harley Ferguson, Mikey Zigler, Zoey Ferguson, Liberty Zigler, Jaylynn Geeting, and Kloey Ferguson; and one greatgrandchild, Keira Seidel. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Howard, in infancy. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rock River Christian Center in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Brian Vickers officiating. Burial will be at Tampico Memorial Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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sulting. Coine, the man behind Heartland Studios, was present for the interview with Sauk Valley Media and described his relationship with Harn as a consultant for public relations, the same description Harn confirmed a day later. Coine received the check, dated Aug. 29, 2013, to run the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page, Harn said. That check is the only payment Coine has received from the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, Harn said, and he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a county computer or access to non-public documents, information or records. Coine, however, was using Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s computer before the interview with Sauk Valley Media last week, which was the only time he has used a county computer, Harn said. The sheriff explained that Coine was using it to remove some comments from the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page immediately, rather than waiting until later. Coine, who was recom-

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mended to Harn by another area sheriff, is one of several people Harn said he looks to for advice on running the department or handling aspects of the job. Other checks written from the tow fund were for a Rochelle Little League sponsorship; Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department-branded materials to hand out to children, which include the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, logo and Harnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name; a tent at the Ogle County Fair; weapons and ammunition; and auto body work on department vehicles.

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Marjorie R. Zigler TAMPICO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marjorie R. Zigler, 60, of Tampico, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 29, 1953, in Sterling, the daughter of Howard Taft and La Vonne Elizabeth (Zentz) Blanton. She was united in marriage to Rick Lee Zigler on Oct. 2, 1976, in Rock Falls. She was a licensed practical nurse for more than 20 years, and had worked at Franklin Grove Living Center. She enjoyed sewing, shopping, doing crafts, and going to rummage sales. Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Rick of Tampico; her daughters, Cami (Brian) Emmerson of Kasbeer, Dawn White (Dave Bender) of Rock Falls, and Beverlee (Brian) Burger and Melissa Zigler (Jackie Ferguson), both of Tampico; a son, Rick Zigler Jr. (Kellsie Keesee) of Rock Falls; two brothers, Dave Blanton of Rock Falls and Harold Blanton of Prophetstown;

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(Rev. Jim) Stralow of Freeport; one brother, Arlyn (Marilyn) Tichler of Morrison; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer Reformed Church on Morrison, with Ken Renkes, director of congregational care, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials have been established. Visit www.bosmarenkes. com to send condolences.

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Coine serves as consultant â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just starting our new audit,â&#x20AC;? Gouker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The tow fund] will be audited. It was audited last year. The sheriff and I have talked about this way before this, about working it, bringing into a different kind of oversight. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agreed to that. ... Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve reviewed it. And the auditors have reviewed it. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing that is being done in here that hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been reviewed.â&#x20AC;? Gouker has wanted to move the unreported funds to the budget for several years, he said, but will work to get the reporting done during 2014 and have them listed on the 2015 budget. That change is done within the county, he said. Documents related to spending from the Administrative Tow Fund were obtained by Sauk Valley Media through a Freedom of Information Act request. Among the checks written from the fund is a $4,000 check made out to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heartland Studiosâ&#x20AC;? for website design and con-

Tyler; four great-grandchildren, Mikey, Conner, Patrick, and Seamus; and five sisters, Grace Johnson of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., Addie Haferbecker of Warren, Rita (Paul) Blakeman of Janesville, Wis., Glenda Sullivan of Rockford, and Karen (Dean) Schober of Galesburg. She also was preceded in death by a brother, David; and a stepgrandson, Steven Commons Jr. At Florenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request, there will be no visitation or service. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Pool Partners Committee (committee working to save Memorial Pool), or may be made to the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

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as the Affordable Care Act. He never used the Republicansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; preferred term, Obamacare, once considered derisive among Democrats but now more commonly accepted. Schilling took pains to tell the crowd he liked parts of the law â&#x20AC;&#x201C; banning insurance companies from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions and allowing dependent coverage up to age 26.

He also said he liked community-based clinics that provide affordable rates for lowincome folks. What he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like about the Affordable Care Act, he said, was that one party rammed its ideas through without seeking feedback from the other. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t name either party. Often incumbents cruise to re-election, either unopposed or drawing only token opposition. Bustos is in her first term, and Republicans see her as vulnerable, so they are poised to invest real money into getting the 17th District seat back. Schilling has an opponent in the March 18 GOP primary: Eric Reyes, a Quad Cities attorney whose petition is being challenged by

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In an interview with Sauk Valley Media last week, DESPA President Mindy Donoho revealed details of her groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final offer and the last sticking point for her members in a contract that had been tentatively agreed to by the DESPA negotiating team. Dixon schools Superintendent Michael Juenger didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t return a call for comment Friday. DESPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed contract is for 4 years, including 2012-13 and the current school year, meaning that the contract would expire after the 2015-16 school year. The remaining sticking point, Donoho said, deals with how to calculate the 30 hours to qualify for insurance. The changes to the insurance aspects would affect only those

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discovered the fire in time to extinguish it before great damage was done. The wicked boys hid behind a fence and 2EJOICEINNEW threw clods at the old HORSEMARKET man as he stamped out the blaze. t last, Sterling is A good many disastrous to have a horse fires have been caused market. Several recently by allowing gentlemen connected boys to have matches with the Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Assoand play with fire, and ciation, prominent parents should be ever among them being Mr. D.B. Strickler, have made careful to keep them out of the way of their little investigations and after ones. carefully weighing the matter in their minds, !NTHONYHERE think it feasible, and have decided to start a The chances are that in market here. the near future, the good The first meeting will people of be held Wednesday, this city Jan. 2, at Mr. Moses will have an Dillonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feed sheds. opportunity There will be eastern to see and parties present to make hear that purchases. All kinds of noted prohorses are wanted. Any mulgator of Susan B. person having a horse to equal sufAnthony sell can find a ready mar- frage ideas, 1820-1906 ket. Further particulars Susan B. in regard to this matter The famed Anthony. suffragette will be announced later. She is at was expected We are rejoiced that present stir- to visit Sterling this matter has been ring up the sometime in taken hold of, as it will the winter dry bones of 1888-89. prove of great benefit in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to the town in drawing northern nothing the people here from a dismatter with part, and tance, who, when once Susan,â&#x20AC;? will, during an editor here, will not only sell the winter, counseled or trade horses, but will lecture in Gazette find out that bargains readers. all the leadin merchandise may be ing cities in secured, and will conse- this state. quently make purchases. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing the For this reason, the matter with Susan. business men of this city should do all in their &IERYMARRIAGE power to make the horse A good joke is told on market a success. an alderman of this city. He is addicted to the use 7ICKEDBOYS of the weed, to which Another fire was started his wife objects. A few in Rock Falls by boys days ago, he was about playing with flames. On to light his customary Wednesday, some boys stogy after dinner, when procured a quantity of his wife took occasion burning coals from a to administer the usual stove and, in a spirit of lecturing. mischief, set fire to an The alderman bore it old vacant dwelling in with patience for 37 mineast Rock Falls, belongutes when, at last, he lit ing to Mr. Ulrich Sr. the match and remarked, The old gentleman jokingly, that if he

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couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be allowed to smoke any more in her presence, he would burn her up, and be allowed to smoke all he pleased thereafter, at the same time setting fire to her apron. She ordered him to put out the fire, and he told her to do it herself, and they bickered about it until it really became a serious matter and burned a good part of the dress. Mac scalded his hands in a pan of dish water on the stove in looking for water to put out the fire, but finally had to dash the contents of the pan at his wife to save her from being badly burned. If you meet him on the street, ask him what is the matter with his hands.

derers or suicides. Is it disease? At least, is it not an abnormal condition of mind which prompts the deed? If so, or whatever the cause, may it not be largely controlled by intelligent, painstaking investigation? Would it not be well to have boards appointed to inquire closely into the previous life, habits, impulses, etc., of murderers and suicides? Such investigation might lead to important results of infinite value to the public. It is a fearful thing, this alarming growth of crime alluded to.

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The international agreement to restrain Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nuclear program has generated anxiety in Israel and elsewhere. Middle East uncertainty underscores the growing importance of Turkey, a democracy with strong ties to both Iran and the West. In late March, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel telephoned Turkey Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to apologize for a notorious 2010 incident when Israeli armed forces boarded a Turkish ship as it attempted to deliver supplies to occupied Gaza. Nine Turkish civilians were killed. The call was not only the right thing to do, but also a successful start down the long road of repairing relations. The conversation occurred at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. President Barack Obama, who was on the point of departure from a generally successful visit to Israel, brokered the conversation. Obama rightly deserves credit for engineering this initial rapprochement. The effective last act of the Israel visit might prove particularly important among the Obama administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moves in the Middle East, thanks primarily to Turkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s steadily expanding regional and international roles. Accusations that Turkish intelligence agents exposed Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spies in Iran have generated current controversy, but cooperation between Israel and Turkey in energy and other matters continues. IN JUNE 2012, a Syrian missile shot down a Turkish F-4 jet fighter. Turkey avoided war and emphasized NATO cooperation. Ironically, Syriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aggressive missile launchers increased the growing isolation of their government. The destruction of the aircraft greatly bolstered the collective international effort to bring effective pressure on the Syria government. Turkey was added to the June Geneva summit of U.N. Security Council members. The gathering discussed ways to rein in the brutal regime in Damascus. The continuing bloody fighting within Syria further underscores Turkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important geostrategic role.

Turkey is a pivotal nation, Western in practices with a Muslim majority population. Since the successful revolution in the 1920s led by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the government of Turkey has been constitutionally secular. The army has served as constitutional watchdog, relatively restrained in recent years. Since 2002, Turkey has been governed by the Islamic Justice and Development Party, with substantial popular support reinforced in elections in 2007 and 2011. Relations with the military have been tense but manageable. The people Arthur I. remain comCyr mitted to representative government, an effective counter against al-Qaida and other extremist movements. TURKEY COMMANDS vital sea lanes and trade routes, including the Strait of Bosporus, and oil and gas shipping avenues. Last year, Azerbaijan and Turkey signed a $7 billion gas pipeline deal. Turkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trade and investment with Eastern Europe and Central Asia grows, effectively leaving behind a restrictive and often elitist European Union. Ankara-Washington cooperation is strongly rooted. Turkey has been engaged in Afghanistan, including military command responsibilities. During the first Persian Gulf War, U.S. B-52 bombers were deployed on Turkish soil, a potentially risky move by Ankara. Turkey played a vital Allied role during the Korean War; the U.N. military cemetery at Pusan contains a notably large number of Turkish graves. The Bush administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s invasion of Iraq was bitterly opposed by Ankara. As predicted, Kurdish terrorists based in Iraq were freed to attack Turkey, leading to retaliatory military strikes across the northern border. Obama emphasized importance of visiting Turkey at the start of his administration. Bringing Israel and Turkey back together provided a nice bookend at the start of his second term. Washington must continue rebuilding relations with this vital, sometimes challenging ally. Note to readers: Arthur I. Cyr is Clausen distinguished professor at Carthage College and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the Cold War.â&#x20AC;? He can be reached at acyr@ carthage.edu.

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A purely sweet partnership Sugar Grove attracts honey, syrup makers BY LENORE SOBOTA The Bloomington Pantagraph

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UNKS GROVE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A sweet partnership is bringing together maple syrup and honey at the Sugar Grove Nature Center. The new sap and honey house is a joint effort of the nature center and the Illinois State University Beekeepers Club, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely to be a hive of activity year-round. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the perfect marriage between two sets of needs,â&#x20AC;? said Carl Wenning, the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faculty adviser. The center needed a better place for maple syrup-making demonstrations than converting its picnic shelter early each spring. The club needed a better place to build and store equipment than Wenningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garage, as well as a place where members could engage in educational activities. When the house is needed for maple syrup activities, the bees are just hanging out in their hives. When the beekeepers need it, syrup time is over or hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t begun. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all. The 16-by-24-foot building, patterned after

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Carl Wenning explains the operation of a syrup evaporator at the Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove. As a joint project of the Sugar Grove Nature Center and the Illinois State University Beekeepers Club a honey house has been built, which will be used by the beekeepers for honey stuff and the nature center for maple syrup activities and educational events. a Vermont sap house, also will be used for various classes at the nature center, said Angela Funk, the nature centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director. With the evaporator pan removed, the firebox can be used to heat the building, she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The possibilities for its use are endless,â&#x20AC;? Funk said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to set it up in different ways.â&#x20AC;? The house was built entirely by volunteers

and paid for through grants and donations, Funk said. Volunteers did more than basic construction. Blacksmiths contributed hand-forged hinges that are both decorative and functional. The key grant was for $20,000 from ISUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sustainability program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beekeeping and maple syruping are both sustainable practices,â&#x20AC;? said Funk, adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve

worked with ISU in many capacities over the years. We have a strong internship program.â&#x20AC;? The beekeepers have participated in the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Hummingbird and Pollination Celebration and its fall festival, demonstrating honey extraction and how beekeeping works, Wenning said. The club also has done introductory workshops on beekeeping.

Funk is excited about â&#x20AC;&#x153;having students that will not only share their knowledge and passion but also work with children,â&#x20AC;? she said. One goal of the club is to help people â&#x20AC;&#x153;not be so afraid to get started,â&#x20AC;? added Wenning, who after 16 years as a beekeeper, rarely wears protective clothing when working with bees.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you do it the right way at the right time of year, the bees are very gentle,â&#x20AC;? he said, explaining that one way beekeepers work with bees is to use special smokemaking devices to put them into a â&#x20AC;&#x153;trance.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bees are sedated somehow by the presence of smoke,â&#x20AC;? Wenning said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know how it works.â&#x20AC;? The ISU Beekeepers Club began in spring 2012. It has 15 members, and is open to students, faculty, staff and community residents. Wenning noted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the capacity to put hives in their dorms,â&#x20AC;? so they have been working with beekeepers in the community. For now, the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus has been on informational and educational activities, Wenning said. Most hives donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t produce much honey when they are getting established. What is produced is used by the bees for food during the winter, he said. Typically, a well-established hive will have 40,000 to 60,000 bees, he said. Funk is looking at more sweet ideas for putting the two sustainable products together. Among them are a pancake breakfast with maple syrup and honey, and an ice cream social with syrup and honey for toppings.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hobbitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; box office elite with $73.7 million opening LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Undaunted hobbits trumped princess power at the multiplex. Per studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaugâ&#x20AC;? was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $73.7 million, besting last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 film, Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s animated fable â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frozen.â&#x20AC;? Melting down to the No. 2 position, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frozenâ&#x20AC;? earned $22.2 in its third weekend, bringing its impressive overall domestic ticket total to nearly $164.4 million. Internationally, the Disney hit gained $31.5 million. Despite its first place position, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Desolation of Smaugâ&#x20AC;? fell short of topping its prequelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,â&#x20AC;? which opened this same weekend last year, gained $84.6 million. It earned $131.2 million in international sales. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hobbitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rules this date and Warner Bros. has linked this brand to this time of year very effectively,â&#x20AC;? said box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had an excellent weekend,â&#x20AC;? said Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course, it could have been a little better, but the weather back East was really tough last night and probably took a couple million dollars out of my pocket. But our box office will survive. We are right on target to do very simi-

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This file film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.â&#x20AC;? Per studio estimates Sunday, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaugâ&#x20AC;? was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $73.7 million. lar numbers to the last â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hobbit,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; which grossed a $1 billion worldwide [overall].â&#x20AC;? Lionsgateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holidaythemed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tyler Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Madea Christmasâ&#x20AC;? came in third place with $16.2 million. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of the Tyler Perry movies have done in that $20 million plus range, but the weather was a factor in some of the performances of these films,â&#x20AC;? said Dergarabedian. Another Lionsgate film, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,â&#x20AC;? earned $13.2 million for the fourth place slot. To

date, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catching Fireâ&#x20AC;? has grossed $739.9 million, surpassing the worldwide box office total for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hunger Games,â&#x20AC;? which brought in $691 million. Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s superhero sequel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thor: The Dark World,â&#x20AC;? continues to thrive as it remained in the top five with $2.7 million, bringing its domestic total to $198.1 million. In its second weekend, Relativity Mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s redemption drama â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of the Furnace,â&#x20AC;? starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, dropped to the sixth place position with $2.3 million after open-

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ing in the third place slot. Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Delivery Man,â&#x20AC;? with Vince Vaughn as the lead, dropped in at No. 7 in its fourth weekend at the box office with $1.9 million, bringing its domestic total to $28 million. The Weinstein Co.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Philomena,â&#x20AC;? starring Judi Dench, who received a best-actress Golden Globe Awards nomination for her performance as a nun in search of her son, landed in the No. 8 spot at the weekend box office with $1.8 million. In its sixth weekend at the box office, Foxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nazi Germany-set â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Book

Thief,â&#x20AC;? starring Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush and Sophie Nelisse, held the ninth position with $1.7 million. Coming in at No. 10 was the Jason Statham- and James Franco-starring Open Road crime thriller â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homefront,â&#x20AC;? which gained $1.6 million in its third weekend. Its total domestic gross is now $18.4 million. Opening in limited release in just six locations, David O. Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s con artist tale, â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Hustle,â&#x20AC;? scored $690,000 over the weekend. This aces the success of his Oscar-winning film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silver Linings Playbook,â&#x20AC;? which saw $27,687 during its opening weekend in December of 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Hustle,â&#x20AC;? featuring stellar performances by Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, has been nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. The overall gross of this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ticket sales is expected to surpass the $136.5 million gained the same weekend last year.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;All films this weekend should estimate $145 million,â&#x20AC;? said Dergarabedian. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released today: 1.â&#x20AC;?Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,â&#x20AC;? $73.7 million ($131.2 international). 2.â&#x20AC;?Frozen,â&#x20AC;? $22.2 million ($31.5 million international). 3.â&#x20AC;?Tyler Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Madea Christmas,â&#x20AC;? $16 million. 4.â&#x20AC;?Hunger Games: Catching Fire,â&#x20AC;? $13.2 million ($19.5 million international). 5.â&#x20AC;?Thor: The Dark World,â&#x20AC;? $2.7 million ($1.3 million international). 6.â&#x20AC;?Out of the Furnace,â&#x20AC;? $2.3 million. 7.â&#x20AC;?Delivery Man,â&#x20AC;? $1.9 million. 8.â&#x20AC;?Philomena,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;$1.8 million. 9.â&#x20AC;?The Book Thief,â&#x20AC;? $1.7 million. 10.â&#x20AC;?Homefront,â&#x20AC;? $1.6 million.

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Phyllis Diller said, “We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 telling them to sit down and shut up.” At the bridge table, some players are scared of 12 – the number of tricks needed for a small slam. Others zoom that high whenever there is the faintest aroma of slam in the air. But the ideal is between those two extremes. This week, let’s study some of the factors for accurate slam bidding. First, when two balanced hands face each other, combined point-count is a surprisingly reliable indicator. Some years ago, I ran a computer analysis. I gave the partnership’s hands no

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The holiday shopping season is critical for retailers. November and December business is expected to drive annual sales to the tune of 20 percent to 40 percent. Jackie Payne, owner of Bushel Basket Candle Co. in Sterling, said Nov. 30 was one of the biggest days sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had since opening in 2001. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year, I think the event was just getting established, but this year was amazing,â&#x20AC;? Payne said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We doubled what we did last November. The day after people were outside the store waiting for us to open, and so far, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still up 12 percent from last December.â&#x20AC;? Small business owners are starting to see more tangible signs of the Shop Small message taking root in the collective mindset. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; some that I had never seen come in before â&#x20AC;&#x201C; made a point of saying that they were doing their holiday shopping with small local merchants this year instead of the big-box stores,â&#x20AC;? Payne said. Payneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s merchandise also has a local flavor. In addition to candles, she carries a wide range of country-influenced home decor items. She says 85 to 90 percent of her inventory is handmade by the 30 local artists who contribute to her inventory. Some of Payneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular holiday gift items this year are plugin warmers, Christmas decor items, mittens made from wool sweaters, and signs of all kinds. The timing of Shop Small Saturday couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been much better

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ABOVE: Bushel Basket Candle Co. is one of the local businesses that participated in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30th. Since the event holiday sales and foot traffic have increased at many local businesses. LEFT: Mary Williams, of Dixon, looks through a book Saturday at Roxieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Dixon. Retail is in Roxieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner Amy Fenwickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood. Her mother owned Quality Resale in Dixon for 13 years. items that make great stocking stuffers for the holidays. Soaps, lotions and handmade jewelry have been popular gift items, she says. At Golden Key Gifts in Sterling, sales were up 25 percent from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Small Business Saturday, said owner Terry Bright. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas season has been good both years,â&#x20AC;? Bright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the message is catching on.â&#x20AC;? Golden Key Gifts, open since 1998, has home decor gifts for all occasions, but Christmas San-

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Cutler finished 22 of 31 for 265 yards and validated firstyear coach Marc Trestman’s decision to stick with him over McCown, who had played so well while filling in for Chicago’s starter. Trestman’s choice didn’t come without controversy. There were reports of division within Chicago’s locker room, but on a brutally cold and blustery day in Cleveland, the Bears were united. POSITION CONTINUED ON B6

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Rock Falls’ Daegan Wharff drives around Rockford Lutheran’s Michael Rhein during Saturday’s game at Tabor Gym. Rock Falls lost 71-50.

Three up, three down Dukes, Warriors settle for second at Sterling BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

STERLING – One by one, three local wrestlers took their shots at championships at the Carson DeJarnatt Invitational on Saturday at Musgrove Fieldhouse. One by one, they sauntered off the mat, wishing for a different outcome. Dixon’s Trent Brinkmeier and Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com Kylian Lally, as well as Sterling’s Sterling’s Bryant Lilly rides Clinton’s Justin Guilliams during the Bryant Lilly, were the three 195-pound championship bout at the DeJarnatt Invite on Satur- local finalists. Each were handday at Musgrove Fieldhouse. Lilly lost the bout 6-2, and Sterling ed one-sided defeats. The 138-pound Brinkmeier finished sixth as a team.

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was the first to take his shot, but was handed a 5-0 defeat by Belvidere North’s Adam McConnell. McConnell had the makings of a single-leg takedown about a minute into the bout, but Brinkmeier wriggled out of bounds. With 10 seconds left in the first period, McConnell was able to execute and finish off the move.

“I knew he was going to come in for that, and I actually felt like I did a pretty good job of defending it,” Brinkmeier said. “He was a longer guy, so it was harder to stay away from him. I like to wrestle short and tight, and he’s good about coming in from the outside.” McConnell escaped to start the second period, then got another takedown with 37 seconds left in the period to go up 5-0. There was no scoring in the third period.

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Illini quack under pressure Ducks rally against Illinois to remain undefeated BY JIM BESEDA !SSOCIATED0RESS

PORTLAND, Ore. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Illinois gave Oregon its best shot and had an opportunity to knock the 15thranked Ducks from the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday night. The Fighting Illini led by nine points on a neutral court with 13 minutes to play before the Ducks rallied for a 71-64 victory before crowd of 10,043 at the Moda Center to improve to 9-0. After Nnanna Egwuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-pointer from the top of the arc put Illinois (9-2) in front 59-58, the Ducks went on a 13-5 run over the closing 3:10, putting the game away on Johnathan Loydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two free throws with 16.1 seconds remaining. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we were really competitive,â&#x20AC;? Illi-

nois coach John Groce said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of my guys that they were able to concentrate and execute and try to take away what we tried to take away, but Oregon is very good offensively, they put their players in very good position to be successful, and they were very difficult to defend.â&#x20AC;? Illinois junior guards Tracy Abrams and Rayvonte Rice led all scorers with 16 points each, and Jon Ekey added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Illini. Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mike Moser and Joseph Young scored 14 points each to pace five players in double figures for the Ducks, who shot 55.8 percent from the field and had a 30-27 edge in rebounds. Tied at 32-32, the Illi-

ni opened the second half on an 18-9 run, taking their largest lead of the game when Abrams found Rice alone under the basket for a layup that made it 50-41 with 13:13 to play. Illinois led 54-47 after Joseph Bertrandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dunk, but Groce said he started to feel the momentum shift in Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s direction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we got a little tentative,â&#x20AC;? Groce said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oregon called that timeout (with 8:13 to play) and they came out and I thought they imposed their will on the offensive end by driving the ball.â&#x20AC;? With Oregon trailing 59-58, Elgin Cook scored the go-ahead basket on a layup, and Moser added a 3-pointer that pushed the lead to 63-59 with 2:36 remaining.

The Ducks maintained at least a three-point margin the rest of the way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite respond as well as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like there, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll work on that,â&#x20AC;? Groce said. I told those guys, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re awful close. Man, we were right there against a really, really, really good ball club.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I learned a lot about my team tonight. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited about where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going.â&#x20AC;? Asked to put his finger on where Illinois fell short, Abrams said he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anything in particular,â&#x20AC;? Abrams, who also had five assists and one steal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We came into the game with this mindset that we were going to win. Not one time did we think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d lose.â&#x20AC;?

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Northern Illinois quaterback Jordan Lynch (far left) received the third most votes for the Heisman Trophy. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (far right) won the award on Saturday in New York.

Little guy in Big Apple NIUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lynch finishes third in Heisman voting BY STEVE NITZ Shaw Media

NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jordan Lynch is the third-best player in college football. At least thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; what the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heisman Trophy voters think. Lynch took third place in the 2013 Heisman Trophy balloting, which was announced Saturday in Manhattan. Lynch, who finished seventh last season, is the highest finisher in NIU history. In 1993, Huskies tailback LeShon Johnson finished sixth after leading the country in rushing. Lynch also has the best finish from the Mid-American Conference. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the heavy favorite coming in, won the Heisman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really hoping to hear my name,â&#x20AC;? Lynch said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Jameis Winston, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-deserved.â&#x20AC;? Lynch garnered 40 first-place votes.

Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll end his collegiate career Dec. 26 in the Poinsettia Bowl, where NIU takes on Utah State. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m extremely happy for Jordan and his parents. Well-deserved,â&#x20AC;? NIU coach Rod Carey said before the ceremony. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sure, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re riding his coattails, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no question. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first and foremost, is Jordan and his family.â&#x20AC;? Winston becomes the second consecutive freshman to win the award. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won last year. The Seminoles quarterbackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win comes with some controversy, as last month, Winston was investigated for a sexual assault complaint from 2012. Charges were not filed. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron finished second while Boston College running back Andre Williams was fourth. Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel was fifth and Auburn tailback Tre Mason finished sixth.

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CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Chicago Blackhawks were coming off an ugly loss, and they had the surging Los Angeles Kings coming to town for a rematch of last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Western Conference finals. Enter Jonathan Toews. The Chicago captain set up two of the Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; three first-period goals, leading the defending Stanley Cup champions to a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got a great start and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really let up for the next 40 minutes,â&#x20AC;? Toews said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a much better effort tonight. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take us long to get back to our good habits.â&#x20AC;? Rookie Antti Raanta made 21 saves to help Chicago bounce back from a 7-3 loss at Toronto on Saturday night. Marian Hossa had a short-handed score that snapped Los Angelesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; NHL-record streak of 18 games without allowing a first-period goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just tried to keep on doing the right things and tried to find the puck

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Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores at Rock Falls

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results

36th Carson DeJarnatt Invitational

LUTHERAN 71, ROCK FALLS 50 ROCK FALLS (3-4, 0-2 BNC West) #ONNOR#AIN   !USTIN$ONOHO    #OREY-C#ALLISTER   *AMES -C&ADDEN      4ANNER -ORTENSON   *ACOB-AMMOSSER   $AEGAN 7HARFF      +ASEY !NGER    4ANNER$EAN   $AIYON DRE!LLEN   !ARON&RANK   $AIVON!LLEN   $YLAN!BRAMS   Totals: 19-40 6-19 50. LUTHERAN (7-0, 2-0) *AMES 2OBINSON      -ATT !NDER SON      +ENDELL ,AWSON      4HOMAS +OPELMAN      4IM +OEHLER   :ACH-C'IRK   2YAN$OLAN   -ICHAEL2HEN     *OSEPH +ELLEN      -ITCH &UNK     .ATE 7ITETING         .ICK"RIGHAM   *ACOB -ILANI      Totals: 25-49 12-17 71. ,UTHERAN     n  2OCK&ALLS     n  3sn,UTHERAN+ELLEN "RIGHAM ,AW SON +OPELMAN 2&$ONOHO -C#AL LISTER -C&ADDEN  Rebounds n 2&  -C#ALLISTER ,UTHERAN+OPELMAN  West Carroll tournament

DIXON 60, FULTON 47

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Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jacob Mammosser during the Rocketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 71-50 loss to Lutheran on Saturday at Tabor Gym.

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Early foul trouble for Rock Falls was a major factor. Wharff, a 6-foot6 post player, is a key component on the block for the Rockets. In the process of trying to take a charge, Wharff picked up his third foul which forced him to sit out. The Lutheran guards took advantage of the big man on the bench. Hard drives, that often involved absorbing contact, resulted in four trips to the charity stripe in the second quarter for the Crusaders. They took full advantage, converting all eight free-throw attempts in the quarter. This helped the Crusaders build a 32-21 lead at the break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With how well their guards played, it really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter that their big kids were hurtâ&#x20AC;? said Bickett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very good, we would have liked to pound the ball inside to Wharff, but he ended up getting into foul trouble in the first half.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just stayed and filled my gaps,â&#x20AC;? McCallister said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and tried to help out when they drove.â&#x20AC;? Rock Falls senior Austin Donoho was determined to bring his team back. He scored a mere 10 seconds into the third to cut the deficit to single digits and disrupted Lutheran guards with hard-nosed ball pressure. However, ball movement and quick drives cancelled out this pressure, as the Crusaders continued to drive hard to the rim. A glimmer of hope

Star of the game: +ENDELL,AWSON ,UTHERAN POINTS Key performers: $AEGAN7HARFF 2OCK &ALLS POINTS 4HOMAS+OPELMAN ,UTHERAN POINTS  REBOUNDS Up next:)6#AT2OCK &ALLS 3ATURDAY shown through, as Wharff came back out on to the court after missing considerable time. He was an instant factor, as he converted a tip in out of an out-of-bounds play with 1.2 seconds remaining in the third. This gave the Rockets some momentum going into the fourth quarter trailing 51-35. Even with Wharff back on the floor, the Crusaders still found a way to score. A three-pointer by Donoho with 5:40 remaining cut the Crusader lead to 13. However, it was answered by the Crusaders, who knocked down back-to-back threes, which sucked the life out of the Rockets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We shoot the ball well,â&#x20AC;? Lutheran coach Tom Guse said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and that is one of the things we do best. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to rely on it, you want to get the ball to the hole as much as you possibly can. But, we definitely have some shooters that can fire the ball well. We will let them shoot, if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re open.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to toughen up,â&#x20AC;? Bickett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got to adjust. We need to play defense with our feet and make our breaks. Right now, were just not making our breaks. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way it is.â&#x20AC;?

FULTON (6-1) -ATT$AIL  +ODY#ROSHWAITE   3ETH3ANDERSON  *ASON/SBORN   "REVIN-ASON  $EVIN+UEHL   :ACH"ARBER  #ODY(UFF     "RYCE (OLESINGER     +YLE (UEBNER     0AUL 6ELASCO     *AKE7ILLGING  +YLE-ATTHEWS  Totals: 17 11-13 47. DIXON (8-0) .ATE 'ASCOIGNE     )SAIAH 2OBY    ,ARON#ARR  *$'IESON   -ATT#OFFEY  !*-URDOCK   #AL*ARRETT  +YLE,E"LANC   -IKE#ONLEY  Totals: 24 10-14 60. &ULTON     n  $IXON     n  3s n &ULTON  $AIL  $IXON  #OFFEY 2OBY 

SCALES MOUND 48, ERIE 36 ERIE (0-6) !NDREW9OUNG  +OBY+UHNEN   .ICH7ILDT  !NDFEW0YSE  +ALLEN*EPSON  3EAN-ALONEY   +EN#OLE  /WEN-C#ONNELL  Totals: 15 4-7 36. SCALES MOUND +ORTE  'RAVES  !RROYO   7HITESIDE  0HILLIPS  7IENEN  0EART  *AKEL  Totals: 19 4-8 48. %RIE     Â&#x2C6;  3CALES-OUND     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C;%RIE7ILDT 3CALES-OUND7HI TESIDE +ORTE 7IENEN 

EASTLAND 53, WARREN 40 WARREN (4-4) (ARWICK  (ARRIS  #OX   *ANSSEN  (ELLER  #RUM   2ONDASZOWSKI  +AISER   'REENOBLE  /RTMAN  +ENT  Totals: 16 4-10 40 EASTLAND (4-1) $ALTON3HANER  $EVIN(ARTMAN   -ARSHALL&INK  3KLAR0AULSON   *ANSSEN  3KLYER"ARNCORD   %RIC3CHANEY  6ALDET3EFERI   4YLER-C,AIN  !DAM(ARDY   *OSH(AYAG  (AVERLAND   Totals: 21 8-13 53 7ARREN     Â&#x2C6;  %ASTLAND     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7ARREN(ELLER (ARRIS #OX %AST LAND3HANER Forreston tournament

NEWMAN 91, CHRISTIAN LIFE 66 CHRISTIAN LIFE 3ANCHEZ     *ONES     'OODRICH  0OTTER  #ASSARO   0OND  3ANCHEZ  0ETERSON Totals: 26 8-15 66. NEWMAN (6-0) .ATE4ERVEER  !*3HARP  $REW2OSENGREN  -ICAH4RANCOSO     4REVOR "OLIN     3HAYNE !LLEN     .OAH -C#ARTY     *OHN0AYAN  .OLAN-C'INN   4YLER$ANILSON  ,ARS2OLEDER  Totals: 38 6-10 91. #HRISTIAN,IFE     n  .EWMAN     n  3s n #,  3ANCHEZ  0OND 3ANCHEZ .EWMAN4RANCOSO 0AYAN 4ERVEER  3HARP 

OREGON 60, MILLEDGEVILLE 53 OREGON (3-5) *ESSIE-C+INLEY  $ONOVAN2OBY     "ILLY (EEG     !DAM "ET TNER  -ATT-URRAY  -ATT 7ASILEWSKI  4REVOR/TTEN  Totals: 21 8-14 60. MILLEDGEVILLE (8-1) "LAKE+APPAS  +AMERON$AW4YNE   *ORDAN(ARRIS  :ACH(ERIN     #ALEB 3KOOG     Totals: 20 10-16 53. -ILLEDGEVILLE     n  /REGON     n  3sn/REGON/TTEN -URRAY "ETTNER -ILLEDGEVILLE3KOOG (ARRIS 

POLO 58, LENA-WINSLOW 45 POLO (7-0) "RAD #AVANAUGH     3AWYER &RANO   "RIAN#AVANAUGH  !USTIN 7EBB  :ACH1UACO  -AT THEW(ANDEL  -AX3IMMONS   7YATT0ATTERSON  !*$OLLMEYER  Totals: 22 11-18 58. LENA-WINSLOW (1-2) /LESON  3CHUBERT  2OBIN SON  (UNEKE  -OOTHART   *ENSEN  -OEST  (OLM  'REENE Totals: 17 7-13 45. 0OLO     n  ,ENA 7INSLOW     n  3s n 0OLO  1UACO , 7  (UNEKE  (OLM 2OBINSON 

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Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Austin Donoho passes the ball during Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Lutheran at Tabor Gym. The Rockets lost 71-50. AQUIN 63, MORRISON 43 AQUIN (7-0) -ARTIN  #HANG  4OWNSEND   3OPCIC  9EAGER  #OFFEE  3TOVALL  $IEMER     "ORGMAN     Totals: 24 15-18 63. MORRISON (3-4) +OLLIN "URN     4RISTON (OUZENGA     !NTHONY 4ENBOER     +ALEB #HURCH     "ILL ,EE 'REUL     +YLE6AN$ERLEEST  (UNTER(AMSTRA   3COTT&ERRY Totals: 16 10-13 43. !QUIN     n  -ORRISON     n  3sn-ORRISON"URN 

Girls basketball Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores

Sterling Shootout at Sauk Valley Community College

MOLINE 44, STERLING 43 MOLINE "OZICKIVIC   (AY   %AST MAN   7ILSON   &ORD    'ERARD   (OSTEN    )AMS   #OOK  Totals: 16-47 8-14 44. STERLING "ROOKE7ILLIAMS   #AROLYNN(AM MELMAN      'ABBY 3ANDOVAL     (ALIE2OBINSON   $ENAJHA 0HILLIPS   +AITLYN"AUER   +IARRA(ARRIS   +ATELYN%VERETT   Totals: 17-33 9-11 43. -OLINE     n  3TERLING     n  3s n -OLINE  "OZICKIVIC  %ASTMAN &ORD 

MONTINI 68, STERLING 26 MONTINI "OGDAN     #OCHRANE     /PPENHEIMER     7ALLACE     #ASTRO  +ARLIS  "AMBULE   /$AY  +UNZER  +ER STEIN  3TONE  +UYKENDALL   2OSS  *AKAITIS  Totals: 27 5-7 68. STERLING (7-4) 7ILLIAMS     (AMMELMAN     3ANDOVAL  2OBINSON  0HIL LIPS  "AUER  (ARRIS   %VERETT Totals: 7 11-19 26. -ONTINI     n  3TERLING     n  3sn-ONTINI3TONE "AMBULE "OG DAN #OCHRANE +ARLIS 3TERLING(ARRIS  at Kewanee

DIXON 47, KEWANEE 38 DIXON (6-4) -AGGIE0ROVO  "ROOKE"AILEY   -AGGIE"USHMAN  *ADE'LENN   "RITTANI3OHN  #ARLY(ARTLE   4YLER3MITH  +ATIE$EWEY   )SABELLE3HIARAS Totals: 13 12-19 47. KEWANEE -ORESKI  "ULLOCK  +UBIAK   3IEMERS  +UBINSKY  &ONTANEZ  #HANDLER  3TEF FEN  6OGT  *ORDAN  Totals: 15 4-7 38. $IXON     n  +EWANEE     n  3s n $IXON  "AILEY 3MITH +EWANEE  +UBIAK #HANDLER -ORESKI  at Ohio

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Boys bowling Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box score

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Girls bowling Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores

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Boys swimming Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores

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BOYS ROUNDUP

Boys basketball

Girls basketball

Northern Illinois Big 12 West

Northern Illinois Big 12 West

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Dixon Ottawa LaSalle-Peru Sterling Geneseo Streator

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Rockford Lutheran Winnebago "YRON -ENDOTA Stillman Valley 2OCK&ALLS /REGON

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Three Rivers North Three Rivers North Newman &ULTON "UREAU6ALLEY -ORRISON 2IVERDALE 0ROPHETSTOWN Amboy Erie

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Rock Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Newburgh also claims first; Dixon hoops stays unbeaten Dylan Binion won a title at 152 pounds to lead the Erie-Prophetstown wrestling team to third place in the 13-team Jim Boyd Invitational in Port Byron. The Panthers finished with 183 points, behind Burlington, Iowa, and Sherrard, which tied for first at 196. Binion was the lone champ for E-P. Panthers taking second were Logan Voss (106), Josh Bowling (120), Jared Cole (145), Seth Montgomery (160) and Nick Williams (170). Josh Wheeler (138) was third. Oregon finished fourth as a team with 102 points. Leading the way were third-place finishers Ashton Rutherford (152) and Jake Diehl (182). Rock Falls was ninth as a team with 75 points. Lucas Newburgh won the title at 182, while Francisco Arellano was third at 220.

Basketball West Carroll tournament

Dixon 60, Fulton 47: Cal Jarrett scored 18 points and Kyle LeBlanc 16 to lead the Dukes past the Steamers. Laron Carr added 12 points for Dixon (8-0). Matt Dail scored 16 points and Zach Barber 12 for Fulton (6-1).

All   8-0     6-2        

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points and Sean Maloney added 10 for the Cardinals (0-6) in a loss to the Hornets. Stephen Korte had 22 points for Scales Mound.

Eastland 53, Warren 40: The Cougars turned

a one-point game at the end of three quarters into a double-digit win in Mount Carroll by out-

Comets seventh in Peoria: Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boys

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Dylan Binion, ErieProphetstown & Lucas Newburgh 2OCK&ALLS wrestling, won titles at 2IVERDALE)NVITATIONAL Noah McCarty, .EWMANBASKETBALL  points Cal Jarrett, Dixon basketball, 18 points Joe Miranda, Oregon bowling, 1,301 sixgame series scoring the Warriors 20-8 in the fourth quarter. Dalton Shaner scored 27 points to lead Eastland (4-1), and Skylar Paulson had eight points.

Forreston tournament

Newman 91, Christian Life 66: Noah McCarty

scored 24 points to lead the way for the Comets, who had six players in double figures. Micah Trancoso added 14 points, Nolan McGinn 12, A.J. Sharp 11, and John Payan and Nate Terveer 10 apiece for Newman (6-0).

Polo 58, Lena-Winslow 45: Zach Quaco scored

16 points and AJ Dollmeyer 14 to lead the Marcos past the Panthers. Polo (7-0) led 12-3 after one quarter, 32-18 at the half, and 53-31 after three quarters.

Oregon 60, Milledgeville 53: A big night

for Oregon senior Trevor

Scales Mound 48, Erie Otten translated into a 36: Ken Cole had 12 big win for the Hawks

NUIC West

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(3-5). Otten made a game-high five 3-pointers and scored 21 points. Teammate Jessie McKinley pitched in 14 for the Hawks, who fended off a third-quarter comeback from the Missiles (8-1). The Hawks led most of the game, and took a 32-22 lead into halftime. However, the Missiles

swimming team scored 33 points to finished seventh at the eight-team Irish Invite in Peoria. Dunlap won the meet with 342.5 points. Dylan Lucas Senior Warren Melton Binion Newburgh finished third in the 100 Ere-Pâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;town 2OCK&ALLS butterfly (55.94) and sophomore senior fourth in the 200 freestyle cut the lead to four after (1:48.58). the third. The Hawks responded, and extendMenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball ed their lead in the fourth Olney 83, Sauk Valto secure the victory. ley 68: In their semifiBlake Kappes and Kamnal matchup Saturday eron DawTyne scored 13 afternoon, the Skyhawks apiece for the Missiles. couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find all the Aquin 63, Morrison 43: answers in the second Andrew Martin scored half as they fell to Olney. a game-high 20 points Sophomore Chris Fritto lead the 7-0 Bulldogs sch led the way for the past the Mustangs. Skyhawks, compiling a Hunter Hamstra scored double-double that con14 points and Bill Lee sisted of 20 points and 10 Greul nine for Morrison rebounds. (3-4). Despite trailing at half, the Skyhawks held a fiveBowling point lead with 7 minOregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miranda third utes left before they went at invite: Joe Miranda cold. As a team, they rolled a 1,301 six-game shot 31 percent, which series to finish third and doomed them down the teammate Justin Provo stretch. Skyhawk sophowas fourth (1,260) for more Carlos Hendrix had the Hawks at the LaSalle- nine assists to one turnPeru Invitational. over. Provo had the two high Malcolm X 101, Sauk games of the tournament Valley 87: The Skyhawks with a 279 and a 277. (6-5) couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recover Oregon finished fifth as from their semifinal loss, a team, while Dixon was as Malcolm X jumped out sixth in the eight-team to an early lead and kept field. it. Freshman duo Montrice McKnight and CorSwimming rea Martinez combined Sterling third at Free- for 11 3s and 52 points port Invite: Keaton Dirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for the Falcons. win in the 200 freestyle The Skyhawks improved highlighted the Golden their shooting from their Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; performances earlier tilt, as they shot and helped them place 44 percent. Hendrix and third in the eight-team Jacoby Posley scored 14 invite. points apiece for Sauk. A Sterling had three run- few times throughout the ner-up finishes. They second half, the Falcons came from Dir in the 500 saw their lead dwindle freestyle, plus the 200 to 10 points. In the end, medley and 400 freestyle crucial mistakes cost the relays. Morrison finished Skyhawks from getting any closer. eighth at the meet.

Locals learn lessons in losses in finals DOWN

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Brinkmeier (8-3) felt he had some openings against McConnell (6-0), but wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aggressive enough in pursuing them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m definitely going to improve on it and learn from those mistakes,â&#x20AC;? Brinkmeier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I should be ready to go next time.â&#x20AC;? At 145 pounds, Lally (10-1) found himself up against an impressive physical specimen in Ridgewoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sam Karim, who was dominant in posting a 10-3 victory. Karim, who finished fourth at 145 at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class 2A state tournament, had five takedowns in rolling to the easy win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong and quick and he knew how to move,â&#x20AC;? Lally said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a lot stronger than me.â&#x20AC;? Karim (3-0) won by pin his first two bouts, and was voted the tourneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outstanding wrestler in the lower weights (106145). â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know exactly what I need to work on now,â&#x20AC;? Lally said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to work on my position and technique, and definitely conditioning.â&#x20AC;? At 195 pounds, Lilly and Clintonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Justin Guilliams battled through a scoreless first period before the River King sophomore took charge. Lilly (7-2) was in the down position to start the second period, hoping for an escape or a reversal. Instead, he found himself on the receiving end of a cradle, on his back for about 40 seconds and narrowly avoiding a pin.

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Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kylian Lally tries to escape from Ridgewoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sam Karim during the 145-pound championship bout on Saturday at the Carson DeJarnatt Invite. Lally lost the bout 10-3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I watched his match earlier, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all he did on top,â&#x20AC;? Lilly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew it was coming, but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep my legs stiff enough. I let them dangle, and he got me. I had to fight like a beast to get out of it.â&#x20AC;? Lilly was down 4-1 early in the third period, but closed to within 4-2 when Guilliams (7-0) was hit with a stalling call with 24 seconds left in the third period. In the boutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wan-

ing seconds, Lilly made a desperate dive at his opponentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feet, only to give up a bout-clinching takedown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to work on bottom,â&#x20AC;? Lilly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bottom is my worst position in wrestling, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get better at that.â&#x20AC;? Sterling finished sixth among 12 teams with 113 points. Taking thirds for the Golden Warriors were Nick Terronez (152), Will Canales (220) and Cariel Beasley (285).

Dixon placed 10th with 68.5 points. Two Iowa schools battled it out for top team honors, and Clinton (239) edged Pleasant Valley (236.5). The River Kings defended their team title, but had to sweat it out against the Spartans, who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enter the Sterling event until about 1 p.m. Friday after a tournament in Kirksville, Mo., was canceled due to inclement weather.


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Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (right) celebrates the game-winning touchdown on Sunday against the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Green Bay won 37-36, after trailing by 23 points.

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ARLINGTON, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If this was Matt Flynnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last start in place of Aaron Rodgers, it was quite a memorable one. Flynn threw four touchdown passes in the second half, Eddie Lacy had the winning score on a 1-yard plunge after an interception by Tony Romo gave them one more chance, and the Green Bay Packers matched the biggest comeback in franchise history in a 37-36 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Romo tossed two interceptions in the final 3 minutes, the first one giving Green Bay a chance for the go-ahead score with the Cowboys in position to run out the clock with a 36-31 lead. Lacy scored with 1:31 to go for Green Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first lead since the first quarter and after the Packers trailed 26-3 at halftime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took me everything not to

cry,â&#x20AC;? said Packers coach Mike McCarthy, whose team won its second straight without Rodgers after going winless in the first five, including the Chicago game when the star QB got hurt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just drained. Just the sheer emotion. It was incredible.â&#x20AC;? Playing on the same field where Rodgers was the MVP when they won the 2011 Super Bowl, the Packers matched the 1982 team in a September game against the Los Angeles Rams for the largest rally. The Packers (7-6-1) kept their playoff hopes alive with Rodgers possibly returning next week. He was close to medical clearance, but missed his sixth straight game with a broken collarbone. He was wearing a headset on Green Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sideline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most guys would pack it in â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Guys, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not our season. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go home and get ready for next year,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Green Bay cornerback Tramon

Williams, who had an interception overturned on review before a game-clinching pick that was ruled incomplete and reversed on replay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that vibe here.â&#x20AC;? The vibe in Dallas could negative for a while, with Dez Bryant walking off the field before the game ended and refusing to talk to reporters in the locker room, simply shaking his head at them after finishing with 153 yards and a touchdown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is one of the hardest losses that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced,â&#x20AC;? Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a shame that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost that ballgame.â&#x20AC;? The Cowboys (7-7) blew a great chance to pull even with Philadelphia in the NFC East but still control their playoff fate. They finish with Washington and the Eagles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We still control what we feel like we can get done,â&#x20AC;? Romo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like it right now because we let it slip away.â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The guys rallied around me,â&#x20AC;? Cutler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be lying if I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say there was [pressure] with everything on the outside and as well as Josh has played. But this was the plan all along and no one really flinched in our building.â&#x20AC;? Michael Bushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 40-yard TD run with 2:17 left sealed it for the Bears, who completed a fourgame sweep of the AFC North and won their first road game since Nov. 4, when McCown led them to a win over Green Bay. Trestman had promised Cutler would keep his job once he was healthy. And after Cutler was cleared earlier this week to practice, Trestman kept his word and started the not-always-popular veteran, a decision that had some Bears fans questioning whether it might be better to stick with the hot McCown, who has thrown 13 TD passes and just one interception this season. Trestman said there was no doubt the Bears believed in Cutler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They played hard for him today and they had his back,â&#x20AC;? Trestman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a captain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an elected captain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure he would tell you that not just the offensive guys, but throughout our football team, they stuck together and won for each other today.â&#x20AC;? Cutler looked shaky in the first half with the two picks, but he settled down and brought back the Bears, who fell behind 24-17 when Cleveland safety T.J. Ward returned a fumble

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BEARS 38, BROWNS 31 #HICAGO #LEVELAND

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Bears head coach Marc Trestman (right) and backup quarterback Josh McCown greet Jay Cutler (6) after Cutlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall during Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 38-31 win over the Browns in Cleveland. 51 yards for a TD. Backed up at his own 5 in front of Clevelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dawg Pound section early in the fourth, Cutler drove the Bears 95 yards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the help of two defensive penalties â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and hit Alshon Jeffery with a 45-yard scoring pass to tie it with 10:59 left. Cutler lofted a deep pass toward the front of the end zone to Jeffery, who wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open but hauled in the throw when safety Tashuan Gipson badly mistimed his jump. Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brandon Marshall had six catches for 95 yards and a 5-yard touchdown. Marshall knew Cutler was playing with more at stake than usual, and could understand his teammate being nervous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to show

it, but the human side of things, you got a guy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Josh McCown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; playing lights out, probably playing better than any quarterback in the National Football League,â&#x20AC;? Marshall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I love about Jay, man. Doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter the situation, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be the same guy. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I respect about him as a player, as a captain, but also as a friend.â&#x20AC;? Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zackary Bowman returned an interception 43 yards for a TD to give the Bears a 17-10 lead in the third quarter. Gipson had one of two defensive touchdowns for the Browns (4-10). But as has been the case in recent weeks, Clevelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the big stop when it needed

one. The Browns have lost five straight, eight of nine and dropped at least 10 games in six straight seasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It kinds of defines our season,â&#x20AC;? said Browns quarterback Jason Campbell, who finished 23 of 39 for 273 yards and one touchdown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were some good things and some bad things. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frustrating.â&#x20AC;? Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 43-yard TD pass to Josh Gordon brought Cleveland within 38-31 with 59 seconds left. The Browns, who lost a heartbreaker in New England last week when they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recover a late onside kick, were then penalized for illegal formation trying one of their own and the Bears ran out the final seconds.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIESCORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-Z PLAINTIFF VS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS BRIAN DOBSON A/K/A BRIAN C DOBSON; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 141 101 7TH STREET PAW PAW, IL 61353 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 23, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 22-18-10-405-013 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 101 7TH STREET PAW PAW, IL 61353 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $195,277.28. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH".

MARIA GALLEGOS A/K/A MARIA T GALLEGOS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EQUIFIRST CORPORATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 44 1905 MELUGINS GROVE ROAD ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 23, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 17-05-10-300-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1905 MELUGINS GROVE ROAD ROCHELLE, IL 61068 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $187,464.10. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH".

The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1218921 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23, 2013

For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1305453 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23, 2013

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 1, 2013, I, Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois, will on January 16, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 1103 Cooper Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021 P.I.N.: 07-02-33-128-003 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $55,415.99

Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 3456. Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3456

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Ellen E. Desort aka Ellen E. DeSort; Robert A. Desort aka Robert A. DeSort; Earthmover Credit Union; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 20 Property Address: 209 Peru Street, Paw Paw, Illinois 61353 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on October 1, 2013, I, Sheriff, John R. Varga of Lee County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 16, 2014 , commencing at 10:00am, at the Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd Street, Dixon, IL 61021, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 209 Peru Street, Paw Paw, Illinois 61353 P.I.N.: 22-18-10-483-005 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $31813.08 The property will NOT be open for inspection IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Lee County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 42005, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2013

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1825 QUAIL HOLLOW ROAD STEWARD, IL 60553 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $260,855.14. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1213444 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23. 2013

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

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIESCORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-Z PLAINTIFF VS MARIA GALLEGOS A/K/A MARIA T GALLEGOS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EQUIFIRST CORPORATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 44 1905 MELUGINS GROVE ROAD ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 23, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER, 189.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 42' 00" EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER 380.00 FEET; THENCE EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER, 189.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 42' 00" WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 380.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 17-05-10-300-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1905 MELUGINS GROVE ROAD ROCHELLE, IL 61068 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $187,464.10. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1305453 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23, 2013

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS SAUK VALLEY BANK & TRUST CO., Plaintiff, v. No. 13 CH 183 ST

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Ellen E. Desort aka Ellen E. DeSort; Robert A. Desort aka Robert A. DeSort; Earthmover Credit Union; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 20 Property Address: 209 Peru Street, Paw Paw, Illinois 61353 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on October 1, 2013, I, Sheriff, John R. Varga of Lee County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 16, 2014 , commencing at 10:00am, at the Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd Street, Dixon, IL 61021, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: COMMENCING AT A STONE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK ONE (1) ORIGINAL TOWN OF PAW PAW GROVE, NOW PAW PAW, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS, PAGES 268 AND 269; THENCE NORTH ONE HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHT (148) FEET TO A POINT ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET SOUTH FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT SEVEN (7); THENCE EAST TWO HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR (264) FEET TO A POINT ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET SOUTH FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT SEVEN (7); THENCE SOUTH ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN (157) FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT SEVEN (7); THENCE WEST TWO HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR (264) FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, INCLUDING THE ONE-HALF OF STREET ON THE SOUTH AND ALL OF PERU STREET ON THE WEST SIDE OF SAID LOT IN TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE TWO (2) EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, EXCEPTING A STRIP OF LAND TEN (10) FEET IN WIDTH ACROSS THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID ABOVE DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE HERETOFORE CONVEYED BY HENRY POTTER FOR THE VILLAGE OF PAW PAW BY DEED DATED JUNE 16, 1897 IN THE VILLAGE OF PAW PAW, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 209 Peru Street, Paw Paw, Illinois 61353 P.I.N.: 22-18-10-483-005 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment $31813.08 The property will NOT be open for inspection

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IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Lee County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 42005, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2013

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

GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF

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JAMES P. GARDNER; JOANNE E. GARDNER; EARTHMOVER CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 95 1825 QUAIL HOLLOW ROAD STEWARD, IL 60553 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 7, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 9 OF PERRY ROAD ESTATES, BEING A SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT FILED MAY 13, 1997 IN PLAT BOOK K, PAGE 52, SITUATED IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 01-06-14-376-001 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1825 QUAIL HOLLOW ROAD STEWARD, IL 60553 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $260,855.14. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1213444 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23. 2013

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JOSHUA I. GRIMES, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: The East Half of the North 100 feet of the following tract: Part of the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M., Whiteside County, Illinois, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point 1601 feet South of the South line of U.S. Route 30 and 987 feet West of the East line of said Section 31; thence West parallel with the South line of said U.S. Route No. 30, 300 feet; thence South parallel with the East line of said Section 31, 235 feet; thence East parallel with the South line of said Section 31, 300 feet; thence North parallel with the East line of said Section 31, 235 feet to the place of beginning. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 61071

F13020055 WELLS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY- DIXON, ILLINOIS

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and which said Mortgage was made by: Sauk Valley Bank & Trust Co. to Joshua I. Grimes, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Whiteside County, Illinois, as Document No. 2882-2008; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court: Clerk of the Circuit Court Whiteside County Courts Facility, Eastern Division 101 E. Third St. Sterling, IL 61081 on or before December 27, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Dated: November 27, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Whiteside County, Illinois Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) lee@egblc.com NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. December 9, 16, 23, 2013

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS BRIAN DOBSON A/K/A BRIAN C DOBSON; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 141 101 7TH STREET PAW PAW, IL 61353 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 23, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: PART OF LOTS 1 AND 5, BLOCK 1 OF ROGERS SECOND ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF PAW PAW, LEE COUNTY ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1 OF ROGERS SECOND ADDITION, 146.45 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 1; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 186.14 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE SAID WESTERLY LINE OF BLOCK 1 TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 5 IN SAID BLOCK 1, THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SAID NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 5 TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5, THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF LOT 5 TO A POINT 185 FEET NORTHEASTERLY FROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 5 TO THE SAID WESTERLY LINE OF LOT 5; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SAID WESTERLY LINE OF LOTS 5 AND 1 TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 22-18-10-405-013 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 101 7TH STREET PAW PAW, IL 61353 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $195,277.28. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1218921 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23, 2013

NOTICE The Lee/Ogle Regional Office of Education hereby submits accounting of balance on hand in Institute Fund at beginning of previous 20122013 school year, receipts deposited, amount distributed, and ending balance. Beginning balance: $46,301.37. Deposits: $13,919.09. Disbursements for purposes as stated in 105 ILCS 5/3-12: $15,182.03. Ending balance: $45,038.43 Dec. 16, 2013 ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on December 3, 2013 A.D. a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Addiction Clothing located at 710 N. Galena Ave. Apt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021. Dated this 3rd day of December A.D. 2013. Cathy Myers COUNTY CLERK By Lori Miller, Deputy December 9, 16, 23, 2013

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY-DIXON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF vs. CHAD A. BOCK; DEFENDANT

12 CH 138 Address: 1103 Cooper Street Dixon, Illinois 61021 Judge Fish

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 1, 2013, I, Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois, will on January 16, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Lee, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT THIRTY-SIX (36) IN STEINMANN'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DIXON ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 1103 Cooper Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021 P.I.N.: 07-02-33-128-003 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $55,415.99 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 3456. Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3456

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C NOTICES F13010484 WELLS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY- DIXON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. Scott Kulak aka Scott A. Kulak aka Scott Allen Kulak; Rosa A. Kulak; CitiFinancial Services, Inc.; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 22 Property Address: 132 West Division Street, Amboy, Illinois 61310 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on October 1, 2013, I, Sheriff, John R. Varga of Lee County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 16, 2014 , commencing at 10:00AM, at the Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd Street, Dixon, IL 61021, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: THE WESTERLY FIFTY (WLY. 50) FEET OF LOT NUMBER ELEVEN (11) IN BLOCK NUMBER SIX (6) OF FARWELL'S ADDITION TO THE TOWN (NOW CITY) OF AMBOY, IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 132 West Division Street, Amboy, Illinois 61310 P.I.N.: 02-15-15-379-010 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $80447.43 The property will NOT be open for inspection IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c) (1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Lee County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 42005, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2013

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Accountant or CPA with a 4 year degree. Pay Commensurate with experience.

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Please mail resume to: Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South Dixon, IL. 61021

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Good Neighbor Care Of Sterling is currently seeking C.N.A's who are dedicated to making a difference in the life of seniors. We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated for part time positions and some flexibility in shift coverage. Competitive wages and comprehensive orientation. Good Neighbor Care is also seeking dietary wait staff for part time positions. Please apply for positions in person at 2705 Ave E, Sterling IL. River City Fencing Responsible motivated leader, willing to work in all types of weather, must have some knowledge of fencing and have a VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. 815-589-2307

F13040092 CHOH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY- DIXON, ILLINOIS The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor-in-interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities Trust 2005-SD4,Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-SD4 Plaintiff, vs.

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Position Opening The Prophetstown Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications may be mailed, emailed or dropped off at Prophetstown City Hall, 339 Washington St., Prophetstown IL 61277, e-mail ptowncy@thewisp.net. applications available at prophetstownil.org. Completed applications must be received by 4 pm on Wednesday December 18th, 2013.

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The Ogle County Health Dept. is seeking a fulltime manager for the Health Education and Emergency Preparedness programs. Send resume to Doreen O'Brien, 907 West Pines Road, Oregon, Illinois 61061.

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F13010484 WELLS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY- DIXON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs.

William A. Marks, Sr. aka William Marks Sr.; Susan M. Marks aka Susan Marks; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 49 Property Address: 316 Wheeler Street, Paw Paw, Illinois 61353 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE

Scott Kulak aka Scott A. Kulak aka Scott Allen Kulak; Rosa A. Kulak; CitiFinancial Services, Inc.; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 22 Property Address: 132 West Division Street, Amboy, Illinois 61310 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE

Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on September 3, 2013, I, Sheriff, John R. Varga of Lee County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 16, 2014 , commencing at 10:00 AM, at the Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd Street, Dixon, IL 61021, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit:

Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on October 1, 2013, I, Sheriff, John R. Varga of Lee County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 16, 2014 , commencing at 10:00AM, at the Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd Street, Dixon, IL 61021, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit:

Commonly known as: 316 Wheeler Street, Paw Paw, Illinois 61353 P.I.N.: 22-18-10-482-018 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $136869.64 The property will NOT be open for inspection

Commonly known as: 132 West Division Street, Amboy, Illinois 61310 P.I.N.: 02-15-15-379-010 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $80447.43 The property will NOT be open for inspection

IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507 (c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Lee County.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507 (c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Lee County.

The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 42005, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 Dec. 2, 9. 16. 2013

FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) Attorney No. Cook 26122, DuPage 42005, Kane 031-26104, Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL 03126232 R410 Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2013

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

POSITION WANTED Micron Industries has an immediate opening for a Maintenance Technician The position requires maintenance performance on various industrial equipment including drive inspections, motors, belts, fluid levels and filter replacement. Preventative maintenance and facility maintenance is also required. The successful candidate will possess strong electrical and mechanical skills and be capable of troubleshooting, welding, and blueprint reading. A minimum of 2 years experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment is required. We offer a competitive compensation package with a full range of benefits including a 401K plan. Must be open to working 1st and/or 2nd shift. For consideration, please submit your resume and salary requirements to: Micron Industries Attn: Human Resources 1801 Westwood Dr Sterling, IL 61081 mkelly@micron power.com

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TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS Anniversary Special- 57 yrs. 4 Person Pheasant Hunt Includes 20 pheasant, 4 breakfasts, 4 rounds of clays. Smoked Pheasants Available for the Holiday Contact Rogers Hunt Club 815-379-2427 No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket.

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