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vital city government positions. All three cities have at least one vacany on a board, commission or committee. Dixon has four vacancies – one each on a different board, commission, or committee, said Mayor Jim Burke, and one alternate position for the plan commission. “These things happen,” Burke said of the vacancies. “People will be on a board for a couple

BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

Sterling, Dixon and Rock Falls are looking for residents to fill what their mayors have called

years or so, some longer than that, and then they move on. Some just don’t want to be reappointed.” Dixon’s airport, library, tourism development and zoning board of appeals each has a vacancy, Burke said, in addition to the plan commission alternate. Rock Falls’ lone vacancy is on its planning and zoning commission, Mayor Bill Wescott said, adding that

board members are appointed by the mayor with the consent and approval of the City Council. When Rock Falls has had vacancies, the city has been able to fill them relatively quickly, Wescott said. “We’ve not had a problem here,” he said. “We’ve fortunately had people that wanted to get involved.” SEATS CONTINUED ON A4

More information For more information or to contact any of the cities about their vacancies, contact the respective city hall. Sterling: www.Sterlingil.gov or 815-632-6621 Dixon: www.DiscoverDixon.org or 815-2881485 Rock Falls: www.RockFalls61071.com or 815622-1100.

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Should city reimburse residents? Man blames officials for water line break BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

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The Advent Community Choir and Strive Choir sing as the Love Light Tree is lighted Saturday evening at Eclipse Square in Prophetstown. The lighting was part of Prophetstown Main Street’s 28th annual lighted Christmas parade. More photos from Saturday’s event are on Page A11.

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KSB physician is tops in the state Dr. Welty named Family Physician of the Year BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

DIXON – Dr. Joseph Welty has spent a lot of time in doctor’s offices, and not just his own at KSB Hospital’s Town Square Centre Clinic. His father died while his mother was pregnant with him. She was a nurse for a family physician when he was growing up, he said, so he would often go to the doctor’s office after school. “The sights and the sounds of the whole place got very interesting to me,” he said.

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“[I] did some menial jobs there, washing windows, emptying garbarge cans, that kind of thing when I was a kid.” By the time he was in high school, Welty, an Amboy native, knew he wanted to become a doctor and later decided to focus on family practice. He was recently named the Family Physician of the Year by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians. “I think I had that interest in kind of a wider range of disease states and caring for people in that setting,” he said. “I always envisioned coming back to a more rural area like Dixon, and I felt that that would be the best skill set for me in doing that.”

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Dr. Joseph Welty talks during an interview in his office at KSB Hospital’s Town Square Centre Clinic. Welty, who has practiced medicine in Dixon for 28 years, recently was named the Family Physician of the Year by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians.

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MORRISON – During the summer and fall, the city dealt with breaks in water lines in at least 70 places. Those breaks were caused by changes in pressure related to the city’s refurbishing of its water tower, which started in Everett Pannier June and ended a few weeks ago. At least one resident, Tom Luther, is blaming the city for a $1,650 plumber’s bill he incurred as a result of the situation. His break occurred between the shutoff valve for his water service and his home, which the city says is the resident’s responsibility. “There was no notice to the residents of the city about changes in pressure, potential problems or effects it could have on the system,” Luther said in a letter to the editor last weekend. Ninety percent of the breaks occurred on the city’s part of the system, while only seven or eight happened on the residents’ side, Mayor Everett Pannier said. Before the project, the city met with representatives from two engineering firms to prepare for changes in water pressure that would result from taking the tower out of commission, the mayor said. As a result of those meetings, he said, the city put regulators on fire hydrants to sense pressure, so when the pressure was too high, the water would go into storm drains. The city also placed a buffer tank near one of the well sites. “It was intended to be there to buffer things and not slam water through the system,” Pannier explained. The number of breaks around town, which had public works employees logging overtime, surprised officials, the mayor said. REIMBURSE CONTINUED ON A4

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Zachary Woessner, an 18-year-old student at Sterling High School, is a September Student of the Month. He is the son of Julie Woessner and the late Bob Woessner. His brother, Brock, 20, is attending Iowa State University. Favorite class: AP Literature Favorite teacher: Steve Johnson, who taught me AP chemistry last year. Extracurriculars: I thrive in the theater. Whether it’s speech team, Group Interp., plays or musicals, you’ll likely find me before an audience. When I’m not making a fool of myself on stage, I act as a co-president of National Honor Society, vice president of Key Club, and a drum major. After graduation: I hope to attend a school on the East Coast. (I have family on both sides out there.) For that reason, I am applying to roughly seven schools – possibly more – with the hopes of taking my pick. What do I plan to study at those schools? Well, I’ll let you know when I get there. Paycheck: I “work� for the Sterling Municipal Band, playing the French horn, although you can hardly call doing what you love “work.� In fact, not only do I love playing, but a few of my closest friends play in the band with me: Michelle Nickrent, Anne Zigler and Clarissa Worcester.

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OBITUARIES Evelyn L. Johnson STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Evelyn L. Johnson, 94, of Sterling, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was employed as a sorter at the former R.B. & W. Co. in Rock Falls for more than 25 years before retiring. She was born April 19, 1919, in Sterling, the daughter of James and Dorothy (Leseman) Myers. She married Delmar Johnson on Sept. 12, 1936 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2003. Survivors include her four daughters, Carol (Paul) Seidel, Peggy (Jim) McFadden, and Sandra Sallee, all of Rock Falls and Vickie (Wes) Crow of Dixon; two sons, James (Elizabeth) Johnson of Greer, S.C., and Delmar

Johnson Jr. of Sterling; 16 grandchildren; 39 greatgrandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandson, Joshua Nailor; her sister, Barbara Fisher; two halfbrothers, Herbert Ryan and Harold Miller; and one brother, Clarence Myers. Visitation will be be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Emmette Eileen Rhodes POLO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emmette Eileen Rhodes, infant daughter of Olivia Rhodes, went to heaven Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Emmette was born Aug. 27, 2013, in Sterling. Surviving are her mother, Olivia Rhodes, of Polo; her grandparents, Michelle (Steven) Ogan of Polo and Christopher Kirst of Morrison; great-grandparents, Moe (Mary) Rhodes of Sterling, Lucy Kirst of Camanche, Iowa, Mike (Linda) Conley of Franklin Grove, and Steven (Debra) Ogan of Rock Falls; great-great-grandparents, Phil (Pam) Ogan of Grand Detour and Linda Robertson of Dixon; her aunts, Mikalah Rhodes and Abbi Kirst; uncles, Mason Rhodes, Nolan Robertson, Stevie Ogan, Zachary Lewis, Grant Kirst, and

Dawson Kirst; and greataunts and great-uncles, Jamie Ogan, Dave Essex, Dustin Rhodes, Deanna Schultz, and Kassandra (Tony) Denning. She was preceded in death by her great-greatgrandmother, Ida Brown; and her great-grandfather, Don â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rocketâ&#x20AC;? Kirst. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today and the funeral at 11 a.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Scott Whalen officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends bring an angel ornament with their name on it to hang on Emmetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memorial tree. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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Vicki Strum OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vicki Strum, 51, of Oregon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. She had been employed by Raynor Manufacturing. She was born Jan. 20, 1962, to Patsy (Hiller) and Oscar Strum II. Survivors include her husband, Terry Boken, and her son, Andrew Boken, both of Oregon; and three brothers, Oscar (Teresa) Strum and Mike (Carol) Strum, both of

Dixon, and John (Mary) Strum of Farmer City. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Brittany Boken. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services. A memorial has been established for the family. Visit www.chapelhilldixon.com to send condolences.

Dorothy M. Bielema FULTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dorothy M. Bielema, 88, of Morrison, formerly of Fulton, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Resthave Nursing and

Retirement Home in Morrison. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton is handling arrangements.

Obituary information All obituaries, including death notices, are due by 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday if sent via email, obituaries@saukvalley. com or fax, 815-625-9390. Obituary corrections and clarifications will appear in the Corrections

box on Page A2 the next publication day after we are notified of an error. Receipt of all obituaries must be confirmed by phone. For more information, call 800-798-4085 ext. 530 or 502.

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In all three cities, the board, commission or committee members arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t paid, and the mayors say they get recommendations for appointments from city staff, other board members or by getting out and talking to community members. Sterling Mayor Skip Lee, who was a library board member before he was on the City Council, said the city tries to match a residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise or knowledge with a particular board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the planning commission, we look for

people who have a broad view of the community,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;Ś We want people who have a broad view because they make decisions that are big picture decisions.â&#x20AC;? Sterling has four vacancies on its Coliseum board, one on the historic preservation commission, and three on its industrial development commission, City Clerk Marie Rombouts said. In the past in Dixon, Burke has found board appointees by getting recommendations from current board members, from the City Council, or by approaching people in the community. Burke said he recently decid-

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ed to take a different approach. Burke posted a request on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website for applications from residents who might be interested. It was the first time he had used that approach, he said, adding that a similar post will be made to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page. It was the spotlight and increased interest in Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s city government resulting from the Rita Crundwell scandal that, Burke said, made him decide to gauge interest differently. Some of the boards meet monthly, others quarterly, yearly or only when needed. Other

boards arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t active, such as Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tollway impact commission, which Burke said may be activated to deal with new tollway issues or possibilities. Unlike elected positions within the cities, some of the board, commission or committee positions donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require members to live within the city limits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dixon community, the way I view it, goes way beyond the city limit lines,â&#x20AC;? Burke said. In Rock Falls, which operates its own electrical utility that extends beyond the city limits, that border often is used to determine board eligibility, Wescott said.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to do an autopsy of this whole process with both engineering firms,â&#x20AC;? Pannier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is there anything we missed in this whole process that could have prevented some of the leaks? We felt we did everything that we were supposed to do.â&#x20AC;?

Luther said he doubted just seven or eight residents had to pay bills associated with the water tower problems. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think a lot more people were affected,â&#x20AC;? Luther said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city should reimburse all of the residents who had to repair their property because of the negligence of the city. The economy is bad. Who has the money to pull $1,600 or $1,700 out of

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Cars from a Metro-North passenger train are scattered after the train derailed Sunday in the Bronx neighborhood of New York.

Derailment kills 4, injures more than 60 All seven train cars leave track NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60 in a crash that threw some riders from toppling cars and swiftly raised questions about whether excessive speed, mechanical problems or human error could have played a role. Some of the roughly 150 passengers on the early morning Metro-North train from Poughkeepsie to Manhattan were jolted from sleep around 7:20 a.m. to screams and the frightening sensation of their compartment rolling over on a bend in the Bronx where the Hudson and Harlem rivers meet. When the motion stopped, all seven cars and the locomotive had lurched off the rails, and the lead car was only inches from the water. It was the latest accident in a troubled year

for the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secondbiggest commuter railroad, which had never experienced passenger death in an accident in its 31-year history. Joel Zaritsky was dozing as he traveled to a dental convention aboard the train. He woke up to feel his car overturning several times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then I saw the gravel coming at me, and I heard people screaming,â&#x20AC;? he told The Associated Press, holding his bloody right hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was smoke everywhere and debris. People were thrown to the other side of the train.â&#x20AC;? In their efforts to find passengers, rescuers shattered windows, searched nearby woods and waters and used pneumatic jacks and air bags to peer under wreckage. Crews planned to bring in cranes during the night to right the overturned cars on the slight chance anyone might still be underneath.

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their wallets?â&#x20AC;? Most of the problems occurred in the older sections of towns, where lines are 80 or 90 years old, Pannier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunate. It consumed a lot of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time, and it was an inconvenience for homeowners,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The good news, if there is any, is that all of these 70 some locations have new

water mains.â&#x20AC;? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fortunate, Pannier said, was that the city had no major fire during the project. City officials kept in communication with the fire department about it, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want a fire like the one in downtown Prophetstown while the tower was down,â&#x20AC;? the mayor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That could have been catastrophic.â&#x20AC;?

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Welty has practiced medicine in Dixon for 28 years. During those years, he said, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been able to work with nurses, doctors, staff and patients that made the recent award possible. Dr. Emilee Bocker, a resident in the family practice portion of the Town Square Centre Clinic, nominated Welty after getting an email from the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians soliciting nominees. Bocker has known Welty for about 2 years, she said, and thought he was the perfect embodiment of the awardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purpose. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just so happy that he won,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was so excited for him, and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really surprising because I thought it was very deserving.â&#x20AC;? Bocker first met Welty in July 2011, she said, and since then heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s served as her adviser and has taken the time to listen and help her and other residents. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same personal approach he takes with his patients, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a number of four-generation families,â&#x20AC;? Welty said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken care of what are now great-grandparents, grandparents, parents and children. ... Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very rewarding; it really is. Again, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very honored and humbled people think highly

enough to give me that privilege.â&#x20AC;? For the past 15 years, Welty has served as Newman Central Catholic High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team physician. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on the sideline for every football game during that time, he said, and has seen three state championship teams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so far â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including the Class 2A champions crowned Friday in DeKalb. He said this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Newman football team, much like others in the past, focused more on the overall success and was not worried about the individual recognition. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a similar approach Welty takes to his own practice and the recent award, repeatedly referring to it as a group award. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a great group of colleagues that I work with, a very loyal staff that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had here â&#x20AC;&#x201C; two nurses who have worked with me for 28 years here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[And] a family that has been tremendously supportive through the whole thing.â&#x20AC;? On a wall in the hallway of Weltyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office are four framed Norman Rockwell reprints depicting scenes from a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. The same framed images hung in the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office where his mother worked. When Welty retires, he said, he wants to find a doctor to pass them down to.


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Day board meetings good for working folks? R ecently, the Lee County Board resisted the idea of holding meetings at night â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a time when most working people can attend. The vote was 12-10 in favor of keeping board meetings at 9 a.m. Some counties in northern Illinois have daytime meetings, as does at least one township in the area. But I have yet to find a city, village or school board that meets regularly during the day. Even Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zoning board meets

at night. It sometimes deals with contentious issues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wind farms come to mind. Residents who want to protest would hardly put up with day meetings. Cities, villages and school boards are more attached to their communities. They deal with many issues that affect the lives of their constituents, but people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily feel so close to their county and township governments. In a city, people live close together, which creates more issues.

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When you live in the country, you might not feel such a strong attachment to the government. At the Nov. 19 County Board meeting, most of the younger mem-

bers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wes Morrissey, D-Amboy; Allyn Buhrow, R-Ashton; Ryan Marshall, R-Dixon; and Kasey Considine, D-Amboy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; voted for night meetings. Why? They all work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only problem is, when we have daytime meetings exclusively, we eliminate a group of people who could run for this [governing body],â&#x20AC;? Morrissey told his colleagues. The board used to meet at night during the warm months and during the day when it got colder, but that changed a cou-

ple of years ago. At least one member â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Board Chairman Rick Ketchum, D-Amboy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has changed his mind on the issue. In 2012, he said day meetings make more sense, but at the recent meeting, he voted in the minority. While weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the subject of the Lee County Board, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for an update on its attendance record. Not once since January 2010 has every member shown up at a meeting. Former member Kathy Hummel, who

was suffering from health problems, was absent from every meeting from April 2010 to November 2012. The county lost contact with her. In Illinois, many county boards, including those in Lee and Whiteside, are among the largest in the country. So big that no one really cares when one member quits showing up for 2 1/2 years. David Giuliani is a news editor for Sauk Valley Media. You can reach him at dgiuliani@ saukvalley.com or 800798-4085, ext. 525.

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Rock River Valley Chapter of VietNowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 25th annual POW/ MIA Christmas tree lighting and vigil will be held Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, on Palmyra Road on the west edge of town. The group will light a red bulb for each missing Illinois Vietnam vet, and an orange bulb for veterans missing from the

wars in Southwest Asia. Bulbs also will be lighted for those missing from World War II and the Korean War. The tree will remain lighted throughout the holidays. The vigil begins at noon, with a grand lighting ceremony about 6 p.m. The theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.â&#x20AC;? The schedule: Noon: Bulb lighting begins with the reading of names, vigil guards standing at parade rest and the lighting of bulbs. This will take place at 15-minute intervals throughout the day.

6 p.m.: Grand lighting ceremony. Lighting of bulbs by special guests. The Gulf War, Korean and World War II bulbs will be lighted. 6:05 p.m.: The remembrance table, which portrays a familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sentiment about having an empty holiday table, will be presented. 6:10 p.m.: A message on keeping the POW issue a current event topic will be presented. 6:15 p.m.: A candle presentation by members of the audience, then Christmas carols will be sung. Call Rich Sanders at 815-288-5093 for more information.

4HE2OCKFORD2EGISTER Star reports that the man was found Saturday night in Pecatonica. He was pronounced dead around 8:30 p.m. 4HE7INNEBAGO#OUNTY Coronerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office says the man might have died from

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From our archives: Snappy uniforms needed for military Note to readers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Telegraph on Dec. 2 and 3, 1938.

What we thought: 75 years ago

interim. The action in Dayton has the germ of an idea that may be new in governmental circles, #OUNTRYSIDE but has been practiced THIEVING privately for a long time. The individual, when he Raids by truck-operfinds his expenses exceed ating thieves on rural 2EMEMBER-R his income, is likely to chicken coops and pig "UCK0RIVATE cut down the expenses. pens have been causing Not often does he borgreater loss than bank hile the row money to maintain a robberies in Illinois, country is in standard of living beyond according to Representaa throes of his income. When he tive F.W. Lewis of Robpreparing for national does, he usually winds up inson, a member of the defense, we arise to in bankruptcy. Uniform Motor Vehicle remark that one of the But governmental cirLaws Commission. The persons not to be forgotcommission has decided cles, especially the federal ten is Mr. Buck Private. group, seem not to have that since police radio We are getting a great explored the possibilities broadcasting has driven deal of information of cutting expenses to many thieves out of the on the mobilization of AP meet income. cities, it is now time to factory facilities, the A man dressed as World drive them out of the It would be unwise to number of airplanes and War I doughboy, from the consider disbanding the rural sections as well. battleships that might Long Island Living HistoArmy or Navy, or the The commission probe needed, and we are ry Association, uses his poses to remedy the courts, or even the FBI developing excellent smartphone as he waits situation by causing a and the Justice Departweapons. To date, howto march in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special number and the ment. There are certain ever, the buck private Veterans Day Parade on name and address of other functionaries, seems to be the forgotten New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fifth Avehowever, who might be the owner to be painted man. nue. A Telegraph edito- upon the sides of each permitted to suspend The planners ought rial from 75 years ago truck operating in Illiactivities until revenue to be reminded that urged the U.S. military to nois. A bill providing for picks up. no infantryman can upgrade the doughboy- this requirement will be Take the Congress, for approach the enemy style uniforms of its buck introduced in the Legisinstance. There was a with the proper sangprivates. lature. time when a large numfroid or verve and dash Also, each trucker with ber of people used to if his trousers resemble rain-in-the-face chapeau a load of livestock or urge Congress to â&#x20AC;&#x153;balsomething he had inher- that adorned the head farm produce will be ance the budget and go ited from his larger of the doughboy in the brother, and if the tails A.E.F. This cunning little compelled to carry a bill home.â&#x20AC;? But Congress failed to balance the budof his blouse ride in the trick collected rain like a of sale or bill of lading, ready to show to any get and wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in a hurry middle of his back. How sponge, and the funnel police officer who might about going home. No is the man defending effect of the raincoat colstop him. The commisone knows exactly where a trench to feel at ease lar permitted said rain sion hopes by this plan we would have been if with the guilty knowlto run down the neck. to make the game of Congress had skipped a edge that his shirt was Wearing such haberstealing livestock so risky session or two in the last the bar sinister of cotton, dashery while riding a that few will try it. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec. 6 years, but the books or perhaps shoddy, on its razor-backed artillery might have been 5 to 7 escutcheon? horse 30 miles in a dash- 2, 1938 billion dollars ahead. There were certain ing rain usually got the $AYTONSETS Aside from the routine privates in the last war soldier into a frame of ANEXAMPLE business of appropriatwho suffered a positive mind indifferent to vicing money for necessary inferiority complex after tory or defeat; not even Thirty-four thousand functions, Congress comparing their own pupils and more than dreading death in any might investigate the raiment with that worn 1,000 teachers have form, if it only would Dayton scheme and see by officers and officersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; returned to school folcome. orderlies. It was generIf it is true that an army lowing a 3-week vacation if it has any merit. Conally believed among marches on its stomach, at Dayton, Ohio, accord- gress might consider the some of them that such ing to news reports. The disadvantage of enacting it is equally true that it men were patterned vacation came when the unconstitutional laws, marches in its clothes, after better architectural and there is no reason school board wiped out which some horse and lines, which accounted a $67,000 deficit by sim- buggy people consider a why an army representfor the better fit of their ply closing the schools ing the United States waste of money. If that uniforms. temporarily, and then on does not appeal to Conshould wear garments Perhaps the next war, if apparently taken from a pay-as-you-go basis, gress, it might study the it comes, will find a style scarecrows. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec. 2, having located $430,000 Constitution. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec. 3, of hats different from the 1938 for a nest egg in the 1938

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The stories of people reaching out and doing wonderful things to benefit the tornado victims could fill this newspaper for a solid week. It makes us wonder. Why does it take a tornado to bring out this compassion? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reminded of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Extreme Makeover: Home Editionâ&#x20AC;? build that was done in Pekin several years ago. The ABC-TV show did not provide any of the materials and very little of the labor. Those were donated, mostly by local folks. Most of what the TV show did was focus our attention on the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. Local money and hands did the rest. The wish to help and the ability to help is out there. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing, because tornado aftermath is too much for any one family â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or any one neighborhood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to cope with alone. But just a reminder: There are people coping with their own private, more invisible disasters all the time. We have people who are homeless, hun-

gry and suffering every day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; most of them were hurt not by tornadoes but by being laid off, or from being seriously ill, or for any number of other reasons. Just imagine if we all decided to attack the chronic problems in our community with as much zeal as we want to help the tornado victims. WE DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T HAVE TO choose. We can do both. We can pull out all the stops and help people who are victims of a natural disaster. Our humanity calls for us to do this. We can also keep the momentum going and address some of the other needs of our fellow man. That good feeling you got when you handed over a donation? You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to wait for a disaster to strike to hand over another. There are many charities running in the community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the United Way and Salvation Army are just two â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that have needs day in and day out, natural disaster or no natural disaster. Keep reaching out and helping the tornado victims. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget that there are other unmet needs all around us all the time. Keep up the volunteer spirit.

Helping victims: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Americans do Time to rebuild lives and homes News-Gazette Editorial Board Champaign

The worst is over. Now letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get on to the best â&#x20AC;&#x201C; rebuilding lives and homes. How many times has it been said that life can change dramatically in a split second? Or, as recent events indicate, in as long as it takes raging tornadoes to pick and choose their random targets while hop-scotching across a Midwestern prairie with devastated lives in their wake? Weather forecasters predicted last Sunday would be a dark and stormy day. It turned into that and more as energetic tornadoes spread across parts of Illinois and the Midwest, leaving a trail of destruction. Locally, Gifford was the

hardest hit, but damage was spread across Champaign, Douglas and Vermilion counties. Elsewhere, the town of Washington, a bedroom community of Peoria, suffered a crushing blow that left many dazed and homeless. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a clichĂŠ to say so, but it could have been worse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; much worse. The good news is that people will not only survive but, ultimately, thrive. The human spirit is difficult to extinguish. People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what they can do until they have no choice. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a painful, frustrating, depressing and difficult process, and storm victims need help from those who were spared. That help will be gladly given. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we do when tragedy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whatever its form â&#x20AC;&#x201C; strikes, and our neighbors are in need.

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Compassionate friends help parents cope Dear Abby: My little girl was born with a heart defect. She made it through the first heart surgery, but passed away a week later right in front of me while the doctors and nurses tried to save her. As the date of her death gets closer, I am becoming more and more depressed. How can I remember her and share my memories in a good way, when all I want to do is stay in bed and cry? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Heartbroken Mommy in North Carolina Dear Mommy: I am so sorry for your loss. A way to remember your little girl and share those memories would be to contact a group called

The Compassionate Friends. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a national self-help support organization for families grieving the death of a child and was started to help families cope with the loss of children of any age and from any cause. It sponsors a worldwide candle lighting on the second Sunday of December each year. The event is held at 7 p.m. local time and lasts for 1 hour. Services are also held throughout the day in hundreds of locations in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., as well as in other countries around the world. You can post a memorial message for your daughter in the online memorial book. To locate a service

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

near you and learn more about the work this organization does and what it offers, visit www.compassionatefriends.org, or call toll-free 877-9690010. This is a valuable resource for anyone who has lost a child. Dear Abby: I recently went on a business trip

that required me to share meals with my co-workers. I became the target of criticism from them over my eating habits, because I like to eat my dessert first. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep me from eating the rest of the meal; I just do it in a different order than most people. When the subject came up, I tried to explain that because I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to do it as a child, I swore that when I was an adult, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d eat my food in any order I wanted. But lately, it has failed to diffuse the tension. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m being rude. I do this only at restaurants where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible to order dessert at the same time as the meal. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never do it when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m

Dear Abby: After 31 years of marriage, my wife and I have split up. We love each other, but after the kids moved out, we realized we have little in common. What is an appropriate Christmas gift for an exwife? We are on friendly terms and will probably spend the holidays together with our children. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to give a gift that will offend or encourage her. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Free Man in Pennsylvania Dear Free Man: How about a gift card from her favorite store, or a lovely scarf or colorful shawl, or if she has a hobby, something to do with it? None of them would send the wrong message.

a guest in someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. Do you think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m being rude? Should I eat in a more conventional way to avoid flak from people Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m dining with? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sweet Tooth in Colorado Dear Sweet Tooth: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not your mother, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll refrain from lecturing you about the empty calories you consume, which reduce your appetite for the healthy food you â&#x20AC;&#x153;shouldâ&#x20AC;? be eating at mealtime. And yes, I do think what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing is rude because it is obviously making your eating companions uncomfortable, or you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be getting flak along with your dessert.

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SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Tuesday, Dec. 3 Childhood immunization clinic; Women, Infants and Children clinic; and Family Planning Services, all by appointment only, Suite 100, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-2843371. Kiwanis Club of Sterling, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling, 815499-4866. Sisters in Christ, 9 a.m., Congregational Church, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls. Golden K Kiwanis, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St. Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice blood pressure clinic, 9 -11 a.m., Kroger, 2301 Locust St., Sterling, 815-626-3467. Caring & Sharing, a widow support group, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Free blood pressure clinic, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure checks, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-7323252. Commodities, 10 a.m. to noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Senior Information Services, 10 a.m. to noon, Heritage Center, 106 S. Broad St., Lanark, 800-541-5479. Facing the Challenge Cancer Support Group, 11 a.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; 7:30 p.m., open, 90-92 Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Dixon Noon Lions, noon, private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Public welcome. Sterling Rotary Club, noon to 1 p.m., YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, tradition; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Big

Book, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Low Vision Group, 1:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Kids Coping With Cancer, 3:30 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. Dixon TOPS IL617 meeting, 5 p.m., Eells meeting room, St. Luke Episcopal Church, 221 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-8321. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Twin City Educational Scholarship Board meeting, 6 p.m., YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling, 815-625-7237. TOPS 253, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Sterling, 815-622-2820. School Of Love In Deliverance Substance Abuse Group, 6:30 p.m., closed, The Worship Center, 403 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, 815-284-1340. Ogle County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 606 Brown Ave., Ashton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, step, 304 Seventh Ave. W., Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners, 7 p.m., closed; 8 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 410 Second Ave., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, tradition, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Rock Falls Eastern Star, 8 p.m., 117 Second, Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., home meeting, closed, call

815-284-2589. Al-Anon and Alateen, 8 p.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 102 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, All Saints Lutheran Church, 624 Luther Drive, Byron. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-2849555. Wednesday, Dec. 4 Childhood immunization clinic; Women, Infants and Children clinic; and Family Planning Services, all by appointment only, and WIC nutritional, educational, and coupon pickup, Suite 100, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-2843371. Sauk Valley Gold Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Candlelight Inn, 2200 S. First St., Rock Falls, 815-535-1327. Dixon Kiwanis Club meeting, 7 a.m., private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Dixon Correctional retiree breakfast, 8 a.m., Rivers Edge Inn, 2303 W. First St., Dixon. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinics, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court St., Dixon. American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fulton High School, 1207 12th St.. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Nurturing Program, 9:15 a.m., Sinnissippi Centers Inc., 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815-625-0013. Narcotics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, 403 13th Ave., Sterling. Senior Information Services, 10 a.m. to noon, Community United Church of Christ, 346 Chicago Ave., Savanna, 800541-5479. Blood pressure checks, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-7323252. Whiteside County Health Department free blood pressure clinic, 10-11 a.m., Peo-

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Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., closed, steps, tradition, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. YWCA sexual abuse survivors womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group, 5:30 to 7 p.m., second floor, 115 W. First St., Dixon, bbraid@ywsauk.or or 815-625-0333. Pearl, a self-esteem support group of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program, 6 p.m., 815625-0333. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cancer Group, 6 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-288-4673. AWANA, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 3 years through sixth grade, Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, 815-2885212. Carroll County Fair Board, 7 p.m., Milledgeville Bank basement, 451 N. Main Ave., 815244-9444. Touched By Suicide ... Survivors Gather, 7 p.m., Hospice of the Rock River Valley, 264 state Route 2, Dixon, 815-4382345. Dixon Sports Boosters Club Board meeting, 7 p.m., Dixon High School, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive. American Legion Post 12, 7 p.m., 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-284-2003. Wednesday worship at the barn, 7 p.m., Chaplin Creek Village, 1715 Whitney Road, Franklin Grove. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 560 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave. Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation District Board meeting, 8 p.m., United States Department of Agriculture Building, 16255 Liberty St., Morrison.

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If you like to bowl, and would like to help victims of the tornado earlier this month in Washington, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an event for you Wednesday at Paoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blackhawk Lanes. Blackhawk Lanes, 2325 E. Lincolnway, is participating in an effort by Bowling Proprietors of the State of Illinois to raise funds for tornado victims. The Prayers for Washington tornado relief fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Bring the family bowling, with a percentage of all games bowled and shoe rentals going to tornado victims. Lousy bowlers are welcome, too, Blackhawk Lanes said in a news release. Anyone wishing to donate directly to the cause can make checks payable to â&#x20AC;&#x153;ISBPAâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Washington IL Fundraising.â&#x20AC;? Washington was among a number of Illinois communities affected by the two dozen tornadoes that hit Nov. 17. More than 2,400 homes were damaged or destroyed, and seven people were killed. The tornado that hit Washington in central Illinois stayed on the ground for more than 46 miles.

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SPRINGFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Up against a determined effort to curtail state employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; retirement benefits, Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unions are staging an all-out campaign to thwart approval of a breakthrough proposal to solve the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $100 billion pension crisis, specifically targeting a small contingent of moderate Senate Democrats. The effort includes plans to flood lawmakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offices with retirees this week as they return to the Capitol beginning today, in addition to an ongoing phone campaign aimed at members of both the House and Senate. On the opposing side, all four Illinois legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn are engaged in an equally feverish campaign to secure support for the $160 billion savings plan, which could be called for a vote Tuesday in a special legislative session. Union leaders say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re focusing on rank-and-file lawmakers after being ignored by state leaders who announced the compromise deal last week. Michael Carrigan, president of the Illinois AFLCIO, said 25 â&#x20AC;&#x153;persuadableâ&#x20AC;? lawmakers will be the subject of the most intense lobbying efforts. Carrigan declined to disclose names to The Associated Press, but said 8 to 10 lawmakers are targeted in the Senate and another 15 to 17 in the House. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re certainly going to apply every ounce of energy that we can to prevent the passage of legal theft of lifetime savings,â&#x20AC;? said Dan Montgomery, president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, another member of the We Are One Illinois union coalition fighting pension reforms. With the 2014 campaigns underway, it is not an argument lawmakers can ignore. In the 2010 election cycle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when Illinois last had a governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race and several other statewide contests on the ballot â&#x20AC;&#x201C; public sector unions donated nearly $12 million to various candidates, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics. In 2012, they contributed $7.4 million to races for Illinois House and Senate and for judicial contests. The unions also are able to quickly mobilize forces to work for â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or against â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a candidate or issue, with

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local chapters throughout the state and a welltuned system for pushing information out to members. Crucial to the new planâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passage or failure this week are Democratic senators from moderate swing districts where election opponents can hammer them for inaction on pension reform or for being too tough on state employees. The 59-member Senate is seen as more union-friendly than the House; last spring it voted down a House-backed plan that contained a number of similar costcutting measures as the new proposal. Instead, the Senate approved a reform bill more sympathetic to state employees and backed by the unions, but with less cost-savings. House Speaker Michael Madigan, also a Chicago

Democrat, never called it for a vote in his chamber, creating resentment among the unions. State Sen. Dan Kotowski, of Park Ridge, is one of the lawmakers who voted against the earlier more stringent, House-backed plan, yet he also stresses the urgent need to act. He says he has been conferring with the unions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m keeping an open mind,â&#x20AC;? Kotowski said on Friday. State Sen. Michael Noland of Elgin said it will be a difficult decision since he represents a notably independent voting district he calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;as purple as it gets.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;At this point,â&#x20AC;? Noland said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m waiting to hear from my constituents who happen to be stakeholders and those who are not who are coming to understand the magnitude of what this means.â&#x20AC;?

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Trees donated by the Prophetstown branch of IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union light up as people watch the lighted Christmas parade Saturday evening. The seven trees take up the space that once was filled with the eight buildings in downtown Prophetstown that were destroyed in a July 15 fire. The trees were planted and decorated with about 2,000 lights each. The lights were turned on and synced with Christmas music Saturday.

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Deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole Saturday in Valencia, Calif., claiming the life of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fast & Furiousâ&#x20AC;? star Paul Walker. The crash also killed Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputies found Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend and the car engulfed in flames financial adviser Roger when they arrived at the Rodas, according to site of the crash, near the Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s publicist, Ame fundraiser at Rodasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sport Van Iden. She said Walk- car dealership. Officials er was a passenger in the have not identified either 2005 red Porsche Car- person found in the car. rera GT when they drove After the Porsche away from a fundraiser crashed into a light pole in the community of and tree, it burst into Valencia, about 30 miles flames. The downed light northwest of downtown pole had a speed limit Los Angeles. sign of 45 mph.

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shoppers passing through downtown Dixon this holiday season may see a few more special displays than normal, thanks to one local resident. As part of Dixon Main Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 25th Annual Christmas Walk, Bob Burke has been decorating windows and businesses with special displays from his extensive Christmas collection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bob stopped in the Main Street office a few months ago and mentioned that he had a large collection that he would love to display for the public,â&#x20AC;? said Josh Albrecht, Dixon Main Street executive director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told him that I thought it was a wonderful idea.â&#x20AC;? From there, Burke has been coordinating with local business owners, as well as the Dixon Public Library, Dixon Post Office, and the Loveland Community

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OREGON – Two days. Two sports. Two championships. One day after the Newman football team won the Class 2A state championship, five players from that team helped the Comets basketball team win two games and the Oregon Thanksgiving Tournament title on Saturday. Still without five other football players, Newman defeated St. Noah Bede on Saturday McCarty afternoon before Newman nipping Genoasophomore Kingston 59-55 in Saturday night’s championship game at the Blackhawk Center. “It was tiring. We’re still in football shape. The football players were getting fatigued,” said Comets guard A.J. Sharp, the football team’s quarterback, who scored a game-high 20 points in the championship. THANKS CONTINUED ON B6

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Bears kicker Robbie Gould (9) reacts in front of Vikings defenders Marcus Sherels (35) and Marvin Mitchell after missing a field goal during overtime of Sunday’s game in Minneapolis. The Vikings kicked a field goal on the next possession to win 23-20.

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Batavia running back Kevin Green (42) is tackled by Richards defensive back Lucas White (12) during Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class 6A state championship game at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Batavia beat Richards 34-14 to win its first state title.

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DeKALB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Junior quarterback Gabe Green rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns to help Sacred Heart-Griffin to a 38-28 win against Montini in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5A state championship at Huskie Stadium. Sacred Heart-Griffin (14-0) recovered from a 21-7 first quarter deficit with a defensive effort that shut down the Broncos. The loss snapped a streak of four consecutive state titles for Montini (13-1). The Broncos scored a touchdown with 56 seconds remaining for their first points since the first quarter. Sacred Heart-Griffin took its first lead of the game with 4:54 left in the third on Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17-yard touchdown to go ahead 24-21. Montini quarterback Alexander Wills completed 23 of 56 passes for 316 yards with one touchdown.

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Caravan (13-1) with 153 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while senior quarterback Marko Boricich threw two touchdowns on four pass attempts. Mt. Carmel won its 10th state title under coach Frank Lenti, who has led the Caravan to the finals in 16 of his 30 seasons. Lake Zurich (12-2) struggled from the opening kickoff. Two first-half fumbles led to a quick 14-0 lead for Mt. Carmel. Class 8A

Grooss blocked Loyolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth-quarter field goal attempt and scooped it up for an 83-yard gamewinning touchdown. Naperville Central (113) won its first title since 1998. Groossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stellar oneman play on a 21-yard field goal attempt prevented the Ramblers (12-2) from pulling within a point, 6-5, with less than 9 minutes remaining in the game. Sophomore kicker Connor Assalley made a 34-yard field goal in the first quarter. And in the second quarter, Redhawks senior defensive back Dan Dolehide thwarted a Ramblers scoring drive by grabbing a one-handed interception in the end zone after the ball tipped off a Redhawks playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fingers. Assalley then kicked a 37-yard field goal.

Senior running back onship game against Batavia 34, Richards 14: Running back Matt Domer led the Loyola Academy, as Anthony Scaccia rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns, and quarterback Micah Coffey threw two touchdowns, as Batavia won its first state title. Batavia (13-1) jumped to a 28-7 halftime lead thanks to Scacciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two 1-yard touchdowns. Coffey was a precise passer, including a Class 6A state record 96-yard touchdown throw to Michael Moffatt for a 14-0 lead in the final minute of the first quarter. Richards (12-2) got on the board in the first half when quarterback Hasan MuhammadRogers threw a 9-yard touchdown to Dedrick Shannon. Class 7A

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fell behind 22-4 after one quarter, and trailed 45-13 at halftime to the arch rival Tigers. Billy Heeg scored 14 for Oregon (2-2), and Jessie McKinley Jr. added 11. Daniel Lowe scored 18 for Byron (3-1), which hit nine 3-pointers.

Seventh place Morrison 55, Rockford Christian 53: The Mustangs managed one

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LaMoille-Ohio 42, Amboy 27:

Brandon Morris scored 13 points and Jeff Delong 12 to lead the Lions past the Clippers. Jordan Ernst scored seven points to lead Amboy (1-3). Skylar Wheeler added six. Ridgewood tournament

Prophetstown 52, ROWVA 37:

The Prophets picked up their first win of the season by holding ROWVA to nine first-half points. Josh Sigel scored 19 points to pace Prophetstown (1-4), which led 24-9 at halftime. Grant Ames added 11 points. River Ridge tournament

periods to edge the Royal Lions. Bill Lee Greul scored 15, Hunter Hamstra had 14, and Scott Ferry added 13 for Morrison (2-2), which led 15-10 after one quarter and went into halftime tied at 27. Caleb Bubnack hit eight 3-pointers and finished with a game-high Milledgeville wins two more 25 points for Rockford Christian. in Hanover: Highlighted by a 11th place 13 3-pointer performance in West Carroll 62, DeKalb JV 49: their tourney finale, the Missiles Trevor Jones poured in 29 points improved to 4-0 with wins over and Travis Hartman 18 as the Pearl City and Scales Mound. Thunder (1-3) earned their first Jordan Harrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 17 points led Milledgeville against Pearl City, win of the season. West Carroll led 17-8 after one while Kameron DawTyne added quarter, 33-16 at the half and 46-24 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Caleb Skoog chipped in after three quarters. Newman 43, St. Bede 36: The six points, 10 rebounds and three Comets outscored the Bruins 8-3 blocks. in the fourth quarter to secure a Harris then hit five 3s and scored 21 to go with seven assists against semifinal victory. John Payan hit five 3-pointers Scales Mound, while Blake Kappes and led Newman with 17 points. added four 3s and 16 points. Caleb A.J. Sharp, fresh off quarterbacking Skoog chipped in 17 points, 14 the Comets to the Class 2A state rebounds and four blocks, and football championship, added DawTyne had nine rebounds and eight points, and Noah McCarty five steals. chipped in seven. Wethersfield tournament Oregon 45, Morrison 42: The Putnam County 73, Bureau Valley Hawks outscored the Mustangs 62, OT: The Storm saw a five-point 35-27 after the first quarter in a lead after three quarters slip away, matchup of pool play runners-up. then were outscored 15-4 in the Matt Murray scored 13 points extra period. and Jessie McKinley Jr. added Parker Neuhalfen scored 17 10 for Oregon. Hunter Hamstra points to pace BV (3-2), while led Morrison with 16 points, and Alex Johnson and Tommy JohnMason Sitzmore had 14. ston added 10 points apiece. Ryan Christian Life 75, West Carroll Young chipped in 12 points for 67: The Thunder outscored the the Storm, who were whistled for Eagles 23-21 from the free-throw 27 fouls versus Putnam Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line, but lost a game that featured nine. 60 foul shots. Harold Fay scored 24 points Trevor Jones scored 21 points, for Putnam County on the way and Travis Hartman added 18 for to sharing MVP honors for the tournament. West Carroll.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dollmeyer did a real fantastic job of working his tail off inside,â&#x20AC;? Polo coach Matt Messer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His teammates were able to find him, and the thing that helped him was that we got him in early offense, before they were able to get help over onto him. Even when he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a good look, he was able to power up through a lot of plays and score.â&#x20AC;? With Dollmeyer on the bench for most of the third quarter, AFC big man Troy Mairs took advantage. The senior knocked down five shots and a pair of free throws to tally 13 of his 24 points in the quarter. However, like most of the night, the Marcos found an answer to Mairs. That answer was Brian Cavanaugh. The athletic winger started the quarter perfect from the field on four attempts, all coming from explosive drives that ended with easy finishes around the rim. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just try to play as fast as I can.â&#x20AC;? Cavanaugh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try to push the ball and get my teammates open by driving hard to the lane, and finding them. Usually I am looking for AJ inside. We have a lot of options to go to, but I just found some holes that I drove into,

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Ashton-Franklin Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Matt Gendusa drives to the basket Saturday during the Raidersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 78-63 loss to Polo in Ashton. and the shots were going in.â&#x20AC;? With a 10-point deficit heading into the fourth, the Raiders turned to Bret Gittleson. With Dollmeyer focusing on Maris, Gittleson started making shots. After knocking down two layups, Gittlesone snapped from behind the arc by hitting three

straight 3-pointers. Mairs and Gittleson combined for 31 of AFCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 38 second-half points. Polo answered with Dollmeyer, who closed the game out with a prefect shooting percentage after hitting three from the free-throw line and four buckets down low. In the end, Dollmeyer won the battle of the bigs.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mairs is a great player.â&#x20AC;? Dollmeyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every time we see each other, its always a battle between us. He is a great player, and we kept going back and fourth.â&#x20AC;? Both big men finished with double doubles with Mairs scoring 24 points and grabbing 18 boards. Polo won the rebound and turnover battles, 44-38 and 18-14 respectively. Tightening up on defense is what sealed the deal, as the Marcos eventually shut down Mairs and Gittleson to quiet the AFC offense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fourth quarter, we just made a concerted effort to make sure we knew where he [Mairs] was at and try to at least get a hand in his face,â&#x20AC;? Messer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the third quarter, we were losing him, and he was burying shots time after time. We just made a more concerned effort, and we tried to on Gittleson in the fourth quarter, but he just kept burying shots on us.â&#x20AC;?

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LOCAL ROUNDUP

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD

Balanced Dukes fifth at Harlem

SVCC basketball

Oregon boys, girls bowl to wins "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

The Dixon Dukes finished fifth Saturday at the Harlem Invite at Forest Hills Lanes in Loves Park. All five bowlers finished in the top 30 individually, led by Lucas Bonnette in 10th place and Ryan Dixon in 12th. Bonnetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,316 sixgame series was highlighted by games of 257, 238 and 235, while Dixon rolled a six-game series of 1,311, highlighted by a 288 game in which he had strikes in his first 10 throws. That second game of the morning session was the thirdhighest of the day. Keenan Longan rolled a 1,225 to finish 22nd, with Brandon Hamburg adding a 1,208 in 27th place and Joel Spangler a 1,207 in 28th.

Oregon wins twice at home: The Hawks domi-

nated a pair of duals at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris, beating Johnsburg 2,904-2,392 and downing Abingdon 3,037-2,274. Joe Miranda led the way against Johnsburg, rolling three games in the 200s for a 642 series; Ryan Bennett added a 618 series, with two 200-plus games. AJ Nordman led the way in the afternoon, bowling a 683 series with a 278 opening game, while Miranda added a 619 series and Bennett chipped in a 615 series. Girls bowling Oregon wins twice at home: The Hawks defeat-

ed West Central 2,4642,098, then beat Abingdon 2,188-1,906 in a seasonopening doubleheader at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris. Abigail Scheidecker led Oregon (2-0) in both matches, rolling a 630 series in the opener and a 535 series in the afternoon. Alyson Scheidecker added a 521 series in the morning, and followed it up with a 501 series.

Dixon 12th, Sterling 13th at Rock Island:

Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Destinee Howard barely missed the individual top 10, rolling a six-game series of 1,116 in the 16-team Rock Island Invite at Highland Park Lanes. Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s morning 577 series was highlighted by a 221 final game, while her afternoon 539 included a 202 game. Teammate Magan Tintori also broke the 1,000-pin mark, rolling a six-game series of 1,027. Sterling finished with a pinfall of 4,573, good for 13th place, one spot behind Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4,698. Lockport won the team title with a 5,975, 83 pins better than runner-up United Township (5,892).

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Ryan Dixon $IXON BOWLING  SERIES GAMEFEATURING STRIKES Abigail Scheidecker /REGONBOWLING SERIES OF Destinee Howard 3TERLINGBOWLING   SIX GAMESERIES Chris Fritsch 3AUK BASKETBALL POINTS REBOUNDS Ashley Currier led the Duchesses with a 996 series, with Emily Quaco adding a 954 and Katlyn Bay chipping in a 941. Girls basketball

Hall 45, Bureau Valley 28: The Storm were out-

scored 29-14 in the first half and never caught up in a Three Rivers crossover loss in Manlius. Darcy Kepner had eight points and three assists for BV (4-2), and Irini Petros added seven points and two steals. Carlie Bickett had four points and 11 rebounds, and Nicole Bornsheuer had three points and 10 boards.

Rock Falls 64, Marengo 21: The Rockets

improved to 4-2 with a victory at Tabor Gym. No details were available. Wrestling Rock Falls 2-1 at home:

The Rockets were tiebreaker criteria away from winning all three duals at their own quad meet, losing to Rockridge by most first points scored in matches. Rock Falls (4-1) beat Mendota and DurandPecatonica in the meet. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball

Daley 72, Sauk Valley 64: In their first game in

10 days, the Skyhawks couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any closer than six points after trailing by five at halftime. Sauk (4-2) trailed by six late, with a 3-point attempt to cut the Daley lead to three. But the shot rimmed out, and the Skyhawks never recovered. Jacoby Posely led the way with 16 points for Sauk, while Chris Fritsch had 10 points and nine rebounds, and David Newton also scored 10. Carlos Hendrix, Tramel Rideout and John Murphy scored nine points apiece, with Hendrix dishing eight assists and Murphy chipping in six rebounds and three steals. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball

Sauk Valley 76, Daley 43: The Skyhawks held

Daley to eight points over the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first 16:39 in a rout at home. Jordan Giddings scored 15 points, Sarah Matson had 11, and Autumn Smith added 10 for Sauk (7-1).

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Sauk Valley C.C., Dixon MEN

DALEY 72, SAUK VALLEY 64 DALEY 2OBINSON  "URCH  *ACOBS     -UHAMMED     -ARTIN    *ONES  6INES  .ICHOLAS  "AKER Totals: 24 18-27 72. SAUK (4-2) #HRIS3TOVALL  #ARLOS(ENDRIX   4IGER'REENE  $AVID.EWTON   *ACOB&ISHER  4RAMEL2IDE OUT  *OHN-URPHY  *ACOBY 0OSELY     #HRIS &RITSCH     Totals: 21 16-27 64. Halftime n $ALEY   3s n $ALEY *ACOBS -ARTIN 6INES   3AUK (ENDRIX -URPHY 0OSELY   Fouls n $ALEY  "URCHOUT 3AUK WOMEN

SAUK VALLEY 76, DALEY 43 DALEY (2-5) #HESTER  (ALL  (ILL   *ONES  $ICKERSON  +HALID   -C%LROY  'LOVER  $UNCAN  4HOMAS  4ERRY  Totals: 13 16-28 43. SAUK (7-1) !LEENA(AMMELMAN  !UBREE*OHN SON  2EBECCA(ENDLEY  *AI MIE(URD  3ARAH-ATSON  3HELDEEN *OSEPH     -ORGAN $EAN     !UTUMN 3MITH     0AIGE #ALOW  *ORDAN'IDDINGS  Totals: 29 10-22 76. Halftimen3AUK 3sn$ALEY#HES TER 3AUK-ATSON 'IDDINGS (URD 

Boys basketball Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores Oregon tournament Championship

NEWMAN 59, GENOA-KINGSTON 55 GENOA-KINGSTON ,UCCA   ,OPEZ   -C.E AL   4(ANSEN   4HURLBY    $(ANSEN   "RODERICK    "ANKSON   -UNRO   Totals: 22-47 6-14 55. NEWMAN (4-0) .ATE 4ERVEER      !* 3HARP     -ICAH4RANCOSO   .OAH -C#ARTY   *OHN0AYAN    .OLAN-C'INN   $REW2OSEN GREN   4YLER$ANILSON   Totals: 18-43 20-27 59. 'ENOA +INGSTON     Â&#x2C6;  .EWMAN     Â&#x2C6;  3sn'+ "RODERICK  4HURLBY  $(ANSEN  ,UCCA  .EWMAN  0AYAN   3HARP   4RANCOSO    Reboundsn'+ .EWMAN0AYAN  -C#ARTY 4ERVEER Assistsn.EW MAN3HARP Blocksn.EWMAN-C#AR TY   Turnovers n '+  .EWMAN  Foulsn'+,OPEZ -C.EALOUT .EW MAN4ERVEEROUT  Fifth place

BYRON 69, OREGON 33 BYRON (3-1) .ICK3CHULTZ  "ASE"YERS  $RAKE!UGHENBAUGH  !USTIN#ARL SON  4YLER.UNEZ  #LAYTON (OOVER  !USTIN-C#AREY  *EFF,ILLARD  "RENDEN3TYLES   $ANIEL,OWE  'RIFFEN4HATCHER   *OE(ANLIN  Totals: 24 12-21 69. OREGON (2-2) 3KYLAR3HORT  *ESSIE-C+INLEY*R   $ONOVAN2OBY  "ILLY(EEG     !DAM "ETTNER     3UKH DEEP 'ILL     -ATT 7ASILEWSKI     -ATT-URRAY  *OSH$REW  #HRISTIAN7HITE  %LI6OGELER  Totals: 15 1-3 33. "YRON     Â&#x2C6;  /REGON     Â&#x2C6;  3sn"YRON#ARLSON (OOVER ,OWE (ANLIN .UNEZ /REGON"ETTNER 'ILL  Seventh place

MORRISON 55, ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN 53 MORRISON (2-2) 4RISTON (OUZENGA     -ASON 3ITZ MORE  3COTT&ERRY  (UNTER (AMSTRA  "ILL,EE'REUL  !NTHONY4ENBOER  +ALEB#HURCH  Totals: 18 13-18 55. ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN #ALEB"UBNACK  #HASE'OULD   .ICK&RAHM  3AM"UBNACK   .OLAN'AZOWSKI  +ELDON ,IN  ,UCHEO4OMBINI  !ARON *OHNSON  "RANDON7ILLIAMS   .ICK +UCHENREUTHER     *ACKSON &OLTZ Totals: 19 5-7 53. -ORRISON     Â&#x2C6;  2#HRISTIAN     Â&#x2C6;  3s n -ORRISON  'REUL  &ERRY  3ITZ MORE 2 #HRISTIAN  #"UBNACK  &RAHM 4OMBINI  11th place

WEST CARROLL 62, DEKALB JV 49 DEKALB JV 4ATE  /EHLBERG  /TTUM    3AUSER     7ILLIAMS     3AKHAROUK     !LEXANDER     2OBINSON  7RIGHT  3NOW   'ADIM  &ELLABAUM   )SHAM  "REI Totals: 16 14-27 49. WEST CARROLL (1-3) -ATTHEW $YSON     #ALEB "RASHAW     *ORDAN "RACERO     4RAVIS (ARTMAN     4REVOR -ILLER     "RANDON3TURTEVANT  #ODY"RASHAW   4REVOR*ONES  $EVON (ARTLEY  %VAN'ENGENBACH  4OM7ATSON  $IEGO"ARRAGAN  Totals: 19 18-36 62. $E+ALB*6     Â&#x2C6;  7EST#ARROLL     Â&#x2C6;  3s n $E+ALB *6  /TTUM  !LEXANDER 7#(ARTMAN #A"RASHAW 

Semifinal

AFC tournament

NEWMAN 43, ST. BEDE 36

POLO 78, AFC 63

NEWMAN .ATE4ERVEER  !*3HARP  $REW2OSENGREN  -ICAH4RANCOSO   .OAH-C#ARTY  *OHN0AYAN   .OLAN-C'INN  4YLER$ANIL SON Totals: 14 9-15 43. ST. BEDE !NDREW 0YSZKA     *USTIN 3HAW    *ACK"RADY  *OEY$UDEK   *ARRET/LSON  3AM(ALM   %THAN$ETTLINGER Totals: 13 2-5 36. .EWMAN     Â&#x2C6;  3T"EDE     Â&#x2C6;  3sn.EWMAN0AYAN 4RANCOSO 3T "EDE"RADY /LSON 

POLO (4-0) "RAD#AVANAUGH  3AWYER&RANO   "RIAN#AVANAUGH  !USTIN 7EBB  :ACH1UACO  -AT THEW (ANDEL     )VAN 'ROGAN     -AX3IMMONS  7YATT0ATTERSON   !*$OLLMEYER Totals: 34 10-20 78. AFC (3-1) "RET'ITTLESON  *ACOB(ILLIKER   4ROY-AIRS  $AVID:INKE   -ATT(ENG  -ICHAEL'ENDUSA   -ATT'ENDUSA  +EVIN+URZ   "OBBY,ARKE Totals: 23 10-19 63. 0OLO     Â&#x2C6;  !&#     Â&#x2C6;  Rebounds n0OLO$OLLMEYER "RAD #AVANAUGH "RIAN#AVANAUGH 1UACO  0ATTERSON  3IMMONS  7EBB !&# -AIRS :INKE 'ITTLESON (ILLIKER 'ENDUSA +URZ  3sn!&#'ITTLESON :INKE 'ENDUSA -AIRS 

OREGON 45, MORRISON 42 MORRISON 4RISTON(OUZENGA  -ASON3ITZMORE   !NTHONY4ENBOER  +ALEB #HURCH     "ILL ,EE 'REUL     (UNTER(AMSTRA  3COTT&ERRY  Totals: 15 8-12 42. OREGON 3KYLAR3HORT  *ESSIE-C+INLEY*R     $ONOVAN 2OBY     "ILLY (EEG  !DAM"ETTNER  -ATT -URRAY  -ATT7ASILEWSKI  *OSH$REW  #HRISTIAN7HITE  Totals: 19 2-3 45. -ORRISON     Â&#x2C6;  /REGON     Â&#x2C6;  3s n -ORRISON  (OUZENGA /REGON  -URRAY 2OBY 

CHRISTIAN LIFE 75, WEST CARROLL 67 WEST CARROLL -ATTHEW$YSON  !NDREW$RABNER     #ALEB "RASHAW     *ORDAN "RACERO  4RAVIS(ARTMAN  4REVOR-ILLER  "RANDON3TURTEVANT     4REVOR *ONES     $EVON (ARTLEY  %VAN'ENGENBACH  Totals: 20 23-29 67. CHRISTIAN LIFE -OZOR  *ONES  0OTTER   #ASSARO  0ONN  3ANCHEZ  0ETERSON  2ODRIGUEZ Totals: 25 21-31 75. 7EST#ARROLL     Â&#x2C6;  #HRISTIAN,IFE     Â&#x2C6;  3sn7EST#ARROLL(ARTMAN (ARTLEY #HRISTIAN,IFE0ONN 3ANCHEZ  All-tournament team $ANIEL ,OWE "YRON SR 4OMMY ,UCCA 'ENOA +INGSTONSO.OAH-C#ARTY .EW MAN SO -ATT -URRAY /REGON SR *ARED .IMRICK +EWANEE SR $ONOVAN /LIVER *R +EWANEESO*ARRETT/LSON 3T"EDE SO*OHN0AYAN .EWMANSR.IKO3AN CHEZ #HRISTIAN ,IFE SR -ASON 3ITZMORE -ORRISONJR Orion tournament

LAMOILLE-OHIO 42, AMBOY 27 AMBOY (1-3) 3KYLAR7HEELER  #ORY3HAW   ,OGAN4HAKE  *ORDAN%RNST   3ETH7HEELER  ,IAM/HLENDORF   +YLE+EMMERER  !ARON(UB BELL Totals: 10 7-16 27. LAMOILLE-OHIO ,OVGREN  0OWERS  $ELONG   "ECKER  -ILLS 3CH WEIKERT  'ROSS  4UDOR   $EBRUHL  -ORRIS  $AVIS  4OTALS  !MBOY     Â&#x2C6;  ,A-OILLE /HIO     Â&#x2C6;  3sn,/$ELONG  Ridgewood tournament

PROPHETSTOWN 52, ROWVA 37 PROPHETSTOWN (1-4) 'RANT!MES   /WEN#ASSON     !USTIN -EADOWS      3ETH #ADY      #HRIS "AUER      *OSH0AUL   4YLER6AN$E7OSTINE    *AY5FKIN   *USTIN3TEES      *ACK (EFLIN      !USTIN 'ERLACH   *OSH3IGEL   Totals: 19-49 11-19 52. ROWVA *AKE -ALEK     +YLE 7OODSIDE     4YLER 3MITH     "RENT .ELSON   $ANIEL3MITH  "RAD4OMLIN   #ARL/#ONNOR  Totals: 13 8-16 37. 0ROPHETSTOWN     Â&#x2C6;  2/76!     Â&#x2C6;  3sn0ROPHETSTOWN !MES  -EAD OWS  #ADY  "AUER  3TEES  2/76!-ALEK 43MITH .ELSON 

DIXON 59, ERIE 30 DIXON (4-0) .ATE 'ASCOIGNE     )SAIAH 2OBY    2ILEY-EHRENS  ,ARON#ARR   *$'IESON  -ATT#OFFEY     !* -URDOCK     #AL *AR RETT  +YLE,E"LANC  &JONN "UESCHE  -ICHAEL#ONLEY  Totals: 22 6-7 59. ERIE (0-4) !NDREW9OUNG  +OBY+UHNEN   0HILLIP#OERS  .ICH7ILDT  6INNIE"RAMM  !NDREW0YSE   "RANSON2OSENOW  )AN7IRT   *ACOB(OWARD  +EN#OLE  Totals: 11 6-9 30. $IXON     Â&#x2C6;  %RIE     Â&#x2C6;  3sn$IXON#ARR #OFFEY 2OBY 'IESON -URDOCK *ARRETT %RIE7ILDT "RAMM 

River Ridge tournament

MILLEDGEVILLE 63, PEARL CITY 54 MILLEDGEVILLE (4-0) "LAKE+APPES  +AMERON$AW4YNE     *ORDAN (ARRIS     $ANIEL 7ALKER  ,UCAS%BERSOLE  :ACH(ERIN  #ALEB3KOOG  Totals: 24 11-19 63. PEARL CITY ,OTT  /LLIE  +LUCK  7INGERT  "ULL  *ACOBS   ,IEB  3MARGIASSI  Totals: 25 0-2 54. -ILLEDGEVILLE     Â&#x2C6;  0EARL#ITY     Â&#x2C6;  3sn-ILLEDGEVILLE%BERSOLE 0EARL#ITY *ACOBS +LUCK "ULL 

FULTON 74, SHERRARD 60 FULTON (4-0) -ATT$AIL  3ETH3ANDERSON   :ACH"ARBER  +YLE(UEBNER   *AKE7ILLGING  $EVIN+UEHL   *ASON/SBORN  +ODY#ROSTH WAITE  0AUL6ELASCO  "REVIN -ASON  "RYCE(OLESINGER  ,UCAS7IEBENGA  #ODY(UFF  Totals: 27 12-18 74. SHERRARD (1-3) "JUSTROM  "ORAS  3WARTZ   3WANSON  +ISSNER   ,AMPO  (ENNE  7ILSON   ,ARSON  "ENNETT  Totals: 28 3-6 60. &ULTON     Â&#x2C6;  3HERRARD     Â&#x2C6;  3sn&ULTON"ARBER $AIL (UEBNER 3HERRARD3WANSON  Reboundsn&UL TON  $AIL  /SBORN  3HERRARD  +ISSNER  Geneseo tournament

ROCK FALLS 68, CHICAGO AG SCIENCE 35 ROCK FALLS (3-1) !USTIN$ONOHO  $AEGAN7HARFF   4ANNER-ORTONSON  #ORY-C#AL LISTER  +ASEY!NGER  #ONNOR #AIN  *ACOB-AMMOSSER  !ARON&RANK  4ANNER$EAN  $YLAN!BRAMS  *AMES-C&ADDEN   $AIVON!LLEN  $AIYONDRE!LLEN  Totals: 29 6-11 68. AG SCIENCE -UHAMMAD     7HISENTON     ,ANG  -ARTIN  -C#OY   ,EE  4HOMASON  %DWARDS   (AMILTON  4OWNER  3OCZEK Totals: 13 7-12 35. 2OCK&ALLS     Â&#x2C6;  !G3CIENCE     Â&#x2C6;  3sn2OCK&ALLS-C&ADDEN -C#ALLIS TER #AIN !G3CIENCE3OCZEK 

ROCK FALLS 76, FREEPORT 60 FREEPORT $/FFARD  (UGHES  *ONES   -EEKS  &ITZPATRICK   -C#LAIN  '/FFARD  &RANK  0EARSON Totals: 21 14-24 60. ROCK FALLS $ONOHO  7HARFF  -OR TONSON  -C#ALLISTER  !NGER   #AIN  -AMMOSSER   &RANK  $EAN  !BRAMS     -C&ADDEN    Totals: 30 14-29 76. &REEPORT     Â&#x2C6;  2OCK&ALLS     Â&#x2C6;  3sn&REEPORT&RANK (UGHES 2OCK &ALLS-C#ALLISTER -AMMOSSER 

MILLEDGEVILLE 73, SCALES MOUND 61 MILLEDGEVILLE +APPES  $AW4YNE  (ARRIS   :ACH3CHMIDT  7ALKER   *OE'ENNARO  %BERSOLE   +EAGAN-URRAY  (ERIN  3KOOG Totals: 25 10-12 73. SCALES MOUND 3+ORTE  'RAVES  !RROYO   3IGAFUS  7HITESIDE  0HILLIPS  7IENEN  7INTER   0EART  (ALL  *AKE  Totals: 24 6-8 61. -ILLEDGEVILLE     Â&#x2C6;  3CALES-OUND     Â&#x2C6;  3sn-ILLEDGEVILLE(ARRIS +APPES %BERSOLE  3KOOG  3CALES -OUND  7IENEN 3+ORTE  Wethersfield tournament

PUTNAM COUNTY 73, BUREAU VALLEY 62, OT BUREAU VALLEY (3-2) !LEX *OHNSON      4OMMY *OHN STON   "RYAN!RTEBERRY    0ARKER .EUHALFEN      "LAKE "ALENSIEFEN   2YAN9OUNG    *OSH-EAD   $AVID-ILLER   Totals: 25-60 8-13 62. PUTNAM COUNTY (5-0) "IAGINI   7EIDE   &AY    $IAZ $ELEON   4HOE BALD   6EVERKA   +REISER   Totals: 25-52 19-34 73. "6      Â&#x2C6;  0UTNAM#O      Â&#x2C6;  3s n "6   *OHNSON   9OUNG   .EUHALFEN   -EAD   *OHNSTON   0UTNAM #O   &AY   7EIDE   "IAGINI  4HEOBALD  Reboundsn"6 .EUHALFEN "ALENSIEFEN 0UTNAM#O &AY Foulsn"6*OHNSTON -EAD OUT 0UTNAM #O  Technicals n "6  "ENCH 0UTNAM#O"ENCH 7EIDE 

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

HALL 45, BUREAU VALLEY 28 HALL %LLEN(ERMANN  3HELBY*USTI   +AYLEE'OLDEN  %MILY(OSCHEID     "RENNA &ALETTI     "RITTANY &OSTER     !MANDA 3CHERI     (UNTER'ALASSI  "ECCA(ERMANN   !BBEY!ZARSKIS Totals: 19 6-19 45. BV (4-2) #ARLIE "ICKETT     #HRISTY 7ILLIAMS     3AVANNAH $EAN     .ICOLE "ORNSHEUER  +ELSEY+AISER  ,ACEY$E6ENNEY  $ARCY+EPNER   4AYLOR:EMKE  )RINI0ETROS   4AYLOR,ALLY  3AVANNAH"RUN OEHLER Totals: 12 4-11 28. (ALL     Â&#x2C6;  "6     Â&#x2C6;  3sn(ALL%(ERMANN 

Boys bowling Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results at Town & Country Lanes, Mt. Morris

OREGON 2,904, JOHNSBURG 2,392 OREGON (7-0) *OE-IRANDA  n2YAN"EN NETT   n !* .ORDMAN   n *USTIN 0ROVO   n +YLE,UNDQUISTX X n)AN3TARKEY  X Xn*ACOB#OLEMANX  Xn Totals: 941-951-1,012â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2,904. JOHNSBURG !LEY !NDERSON   n *OE &LACK   n :ACH -ATEJKA   n %VAN (ITCHCOCK   n-ICHAEL-ICKELSEN  nTotals: 768-824-800â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2,392.

OREGON 3,037, ABINGDON 2,274 OREGON .ORDMAN  n-IRANDA  n"ENNETT  n 3TARKEY X  n 0ROVO  X n ,UNDQUIST   Xn Totals: 1,069-986-982â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3,037. ABINGDON ,OGAN  n2YAN  n "RYCE   n ,EVI   n 4RENT   n Totals: 773-765-736â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2,274.

Girls bowling Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results

Rock Island Invite at Highland Park Lanes Team scores  ,OCKPORT    5NITED 4OWNSHIP  (ARLEM &REEPORT  2OCK)SLAND -OLINE  (ONONEGAH    'UILFORD    0ROSPECT $E+ALB *EF FERSON $IXON 3TERLING  'ALESBURG +EWANEE  !UBURN  Top 10 individuals  +AYLA #RAWFORD 54    *ESSICA (OWELL -OL    -ARISSA 3OVERINO ,OCK  .ICOLE4ROHA,OCK   "REE:IMMERMAN(AR  *ORDAN 3HOLL 2)    *ESSICA -ANDUJANO (AR  *OSIE(ARTMAN54   .IKKI-ENDEZ,OCK  -ONTANA (UGHES&REE   Dixon scores: !SHLEY #URRIER   n   nÂ&#x2C6; %MILY 1UACO   n   n Â&#x2C6; +ATLYN "AY   n   nÂ&#x2C6; -ICHAELA "ATES   n   nÂ&#x2C6;  *ENNA ,ONGAN   n   nÂ&#x2C6; Totals: 832809-745â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2,386, 760-751-801â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2,312â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 4,698. Sterling scores:$ESTINEE(OWARD  n   nÂ&#x2C6;  -AGAN 4INTORI   n   nÂ&#x2C6;  %RIN 4ABOR   n   nÂ&#x2C6; 0AIGE"AUSER  n   nÂ&#x2C6; 2OCIO "ARRON   n   nÂ&#x2C6;Totals: 735-828-840â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2,403, 690-730-750â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2,170â&#x20AC;&#x201D;4,573. at Town & Country Lanes, Mt. Morris

OREGON 2,464, WEST CENTRAL 2,098 OREGON (2-0) !BIGAIL 3CHEIDECKER   n !LYSON 3CHEIDECKER   n +ARISSA#ORBIN  n6ICTORIA "ARNHART   n -AC+ENZIE 4AGUE   n Totals: 771834-859â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2,464. WEST CENTRAL !NGEL 3TRACK   n 7HITNEY &INLEY  n3HELBY#OX  n #ARLEE !NORIES   n-IKAHLA#RANE  n Totals: 693-635-770â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2,098.

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Wide right, left out Missed field goal puts Bears behind in NFC North hunt BY DAVE CAMPBELL !00RO&OOTBALL7RITER

MINNEAPOLIS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robbie Gouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice cracked as he reflected on a rare miss. Hours after the birth of his son, a weary Gould kept the Chicago Bears from winning in overtime by pulling his 47-yard try slightly to the right on the most bittersweet of Sundays for one of the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most accurate kickers. Adrian Peterson rushed for 211 yards and Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard field goal in the extra period to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a wild 23-20 victory over the Bears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy for my wife and my little boy. Sorry I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it for my teammates like I did for my wife this morning,â&#x20AC;? said Gould, who arrived in Minnesota about 6 hours before the game after welcoming his first child into the world. Gouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 66-yard field goal fell a few yards short as regulation ended. He entered the game with the second-best career percentage in league history among those with 100 or more field goals made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I make that kick a lot. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to step up and make it. I just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it,â&#x20AC;? Gould said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That game couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve cost us the playoffs, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on my shoulders.â&#x20AC;? Bears coach Marc Trestman made a point of absolving Gould of the blame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the end of the day, we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get it done. The accountability starts with me,â&#x20AC;? Trestman said, adding: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robbie didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose the game for us. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of different ways. No one play loses the game.â&#x20AC;? Alshon Jeffery had 12 catches for 249 yards and two touchdowns, and Matt Forte rushed 23 times for 120 yards for the Bears (6-6), who led 20-10 until midway through the fourth quarter. They converted only two of 11 third downs and punted seven times, rendering Josh McCownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season-high 355 yards passing less remarkable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My emotions arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really just stuck on this game. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this season,â&#x20AC;? said wide receiver Brandon Marshall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything still can happen. You never know. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen some crazy things in the past. But it [stinks]. We want to get to the playoffs. We want to win. A lot of people in this organization deserve it. A lot of people in this

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Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery catches a 46-yard touchdown pass over Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) during Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Minneapolis. Jeffery had a team-record 249 receiving yards in the 23-20 overtime loss. city deserve it. And for us not to get it done today put us behind the 8-ball a little more.â&#x20AC;? The Bears trail Detroit by one game in the NFC North with four games to go, but after falling to 2-3 in the division the Bears canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win the tiebreaker with the Lions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need some help from some other teams to put us back in position. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to work out, but we just have to keep our eye on the prize,â&#x20AC;? said left tackle Jermon Bushrod in a somber locker room. Julius Peppers had 2½ sacks, half of his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total, but the defense missing five injured starters also faltered in critical situations. In overtime, the Bears caught a break. Walsh made a 39-yard field goal that wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ended the game, but Rhett Ellison was flagged for a face-mask penalty

while trying to block Devin Hester. Peterson was thrown for a 3-yard loss, and Walshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 57-yard try hit the bottom of the left upright. Forte ran five times for 24 yards to give the Bears the ball at the 29. On second-and-7, with 4:12 remaining, Trestman sent Gould out to try to win the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care if it was first down. I believe in Robbie Gould. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chip shot for him. So if it was first down, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d put all my money on him,â&#x20AC;? Marshall said. Trestman said he was confident in the decision, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just felt we were in range, and letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get it done. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen it happen many times before,â&#x20AC;? he said. With their second straight tie looming, the Vikings went 47 yards the other way in seven plays. Walsh nailed this one, capping the unlikely comeback.

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he Bears 23-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings signaled a new low point for the 2013 season. It changes the conversation for the remainder of the season. In a game in which both clubs did almost everything they could to lose it, the Vikings won. The Bears have done worse than six penalties for 51 yards, but rarely have they played dumber or less disciplined. With 14 minutes left, holding a 10-point lead, it seemed like the Bears could start thinking about the Cowboys. Then they allowed the Vikings to march 89 yards on 13 plays and, at 20-17 with a little over 7 minutes remaining, it was a game again. What followed was beyond embarrassing for both teams. On second-and-11 from his own 19, as the Vikings pass rush closed on him, instead of taking the sack Josh McCown attempted to shovel the ball to Matt Forte, and it was deflected to Kyle Long. To his credit, Long caught the ball. Then he fumbled it. Two plays later, the Vikings were third and 6 at the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 14 and Jon Bostic stopped Chase Ford for a 2-yard gain to set up a tying field goal attempt, until Bostic was flagged for a taunting penalty, giving the Vikings new life at the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6. But the Vikings were not going to be outdone, or out-dumbed. Just

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Bears tackle Jermon Bushrod (left) and Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams scramble for a loose ball during Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in Minneapolis. two plays later, Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel threw the ball to Khaseem Greene at the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1-yard line. The Bears rookie returned the pick 49 yards to midfield. With a little over 6 minutes left, great field position and a chance to put the game away, the Bears instead went three and out and gave the ball right back to the Vikings, who drove 82 yards for the tying 30-yard field goal. One would think, with 480 yards of total offense, the Bears did enough to win. But those totals are misleading when you realize that 126 yards of it came on two big touchdown tosses to Alshon Jeffery of 80 and 46 yards, and the fact that the Bears were an abysmal 2-for-11 on third down.

This loss also had two new culprits. McCown had gaudy numbers again, going 23-for-36, 355 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. But a closer look will show he was just 4-for-9 on third down and, for the second week in a row, he had an interception nullified by penalty. McCown has been a nice placeholder for Jay Cutler and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make plays, but he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make enough big plays to win big. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the head coach. While there is much to like about Marc Trestman, his game management becomes more curious with each game. After the Vikings again refused to allow the Bears to lose, committing a facemask penalty to

wipe out a 39-yard Blair Walsh gameâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;winning field goal at 8:04 of the overtime, the Bears took over at their own 47 and drove to a first down at the Vikings 32. With a decision that should cost Trestman sleep well into next year, he elected to send Robbie Gould out to try a 47-yard field goal on second-and-7 following a 3-yard Matt Forte run. On third down, maybe to allow for bad snaps or false starts, you kick early. But on second down, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care how good your kicker is, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go from 47 when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve moved the ball well all day long. Of course, he missed. What we thought was a slightly better than mediocre team with a shot at the playoffs is now officially a bad team and playoff talk is over. While it is true it is players who win or lose football games, this Bears loss was one where the head coach surely pitched in as well. Collectively, they gave away a game and pushed all of their hopes to next season.


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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 6 10 .375 Boston 7 12 .368 Philadelphia 6 12 .333 Brooklyn 5 12 .294 New York 3 13 .188 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 14 3 .824 Atlanta 9 9 .500 Washington 8 9 .471 Charlotte 8 10 .444 Orlando 6 10 .375 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 16 1 .941 Chicago 7 8 .467 Detroit 7 10 .412 Cleveland 5 12 .294 Milwaukee 3 13 .188

GB — ½ 1 1½ 3 GB — 5½ 6 6½ 7½ GB — 8 9 11 12½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 14 3 .824 Houston 13 5 .722 Dallas 10 8 .556 New Orleans 8 8 .500 Memphis 8 8 .500 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 13 3 .813 Oklahoma City 12 3 .800 Denver 10 6 .625 Minnesota 9 10 .474 Utah 3 15 .167 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 12 6 .667 Golden State 10 8 .556 L.A. Lakers 9 8 .529 Phoenix 9 8 .529 Sacramento 4 11 .267

GB — 1½ 4½ 5½ 5½ GB — ½ 3 5½ 11 GB — 2 2½ 2½ 6½

Saturday’s results Washington 108, Atlanta 101 Cleveland 97, Chicago 93 Brooklyn 97, Memphis 88 Minnesota 112, Dallas 106 Houston 112, San Antonio 106 Utah 112, Phoenix 104 Milwaukee 92, Boston 85

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Auburn cornerback Chris Davis (11) returns a missed field-goal attempt 109 yards to score the game-winning touchdown as time expired in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against No. 1 Alabama in Auburn, Ala. The Tigers won 34-28.

SURPRISE, SURPRISE SEC title game will feature two Tigers, no Crimson Tide BY PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press

ATLANTA – Talk about an SEC surprise. Just a year ago, the Auburn Tigers won all of three games and fired their coach. Just a year ago, the Missouri Tigers looked very much like a school that had no business joining the mighty Southeastern Conference. Well, look at the matchup for Saturday’s championship game. Tigers vs. Tigers. “We’re playing a very good Missouri team that’s very similar to us,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “I think about both teams being very hungry. We were both kind of down at the bottom at the start of the year. But we’ve improved. I feel like we’ve improved each game. They would probably say the same thing.” Indeed, that’s exactly what Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says. “We just kept getting better,” he said Sunday. “Our kids played hard every single game at a very high level. I’ve been around a lot of good football teams, but I’ve rarely been around a team like that, playing at the level they did on a consistent basis.” No. 3 Auburn (11-1, 7-1 SEC) earned its trip to Atlanta with one of the most remarkable victories in college football history, returning a missed field goal 109 yards for the winning touchdown on the final play to beat two-time defending national champion Alabama 34-28. Meanwhile, fifth-

For all the giddiness in Auburn and Missouri, 1. Florida State their remarkable turn2. Ohio State arounds could actually 3. Auburn work against the SEC 4. Alabama extending its already 5. Missouri unprecedented streak of 6. Oklahoma State seven straight national 7. Stanford titles. 8. South Carolina Formerly top-ranked 9. Baylor Alabama slipped to 10. Michigan State fourth in all three of the 11. Arizona State major polls, replaced at 12. Oregon the top by Florida State. 13. Clemson The only other unbeaten 14. Northern Illinois team from a major con15. LSU ference, Ohio State, 16. UCF moved up to second. 17. Oklahoma If the Seminoles defeat 18. UCLA surprising Duke in the 19. Louisville Atlantic Coast Con20. Duke ference title game, as 21. Wisconsin expected, and Ohio 22. Georgia States stays perfect with 23. Fresno State a victory over Michi24. Texas A&M gan State in the Big Ten 25. Texas championship game, those teams would likely meet for the BCS title. ranked Missouri (11-1, Auburn isn’t giving up, 7-1) locked up the SEC East by holding off Texas though, already lobbying for a spot in Pasadena if A&M and reigning Heisit knocks off Missouri at man Trophy winner Johnny Manziel 28-21 on the Georgia Dome. “I feel like we are Saturday night, showing destined to finish very off a stout defense that helped push those Tigers strong,” safety Jermaine to the top of the division Whitehead said. Missouri believes it in a year when traditiondeserves a shot at the al powerhouses Georgia and Florida were plagued national title if it beats Auburn. by injuries and failed to “Any one-loss team meet expectations. in the SEC [should be What a change from considered] just because Missouri’s debut season of the strength of schedin the SEC, when Pinule,” Pinkel said. “Hopekel’s team went 5-7 and won just two conference fully that will be taken games after moving over into consideration.” Alabama’s only hope of from the Big 12. getting to the BCS title “I thought we would have a very good football game is Florida State and Ohio State both losing team,” he insisted. “But next weekend, though we could have been a Crimson Tide coach very good football team Nick Saban made a pitch and not be sitting here for the school that has 11-1, either.”

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claimed three of the last four championships. “I still think we have one of the best teams in the country,” Saban said. “I am very, very proud of this team.”

Northern Illinois Farther down the latest standings, the competition to become the last BCS buster is now a one-team race after Fresno State lost to San Jose State. It’s all about Northern Illinois now. The undefeated Huskies from the Mid-American Conference remained 14th in the standings this week. NIU, looking for its second straight BCS bid, plays Bowling Green in the MAC title game on Friday night. The Huskies can earn an automatic BCS bid two ways: s&INISHINTHETOPOF the final BCS standings. s&INISHINTHETOPOF the final standings, ahead of an automatic qualifying conference champion. The Huskies used the latter route to get to the BCS last season with one loss. It could happen again this season. Central Florida, in line to win the American and earn its first automatic "#3BID ISRANKEDTHIN the latest standings and plays SMU on Saturday. It doesn’t seem likely that the Knights (10-1) will pass the Huskies, so the only thing standing in the way of Northern Illinois and the BCS is Bowling Green. NIU would most likely play in the Fiesta Bowl.

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The Comets (4-0) trailed   WITH LESS THAN  minutes to play before responding with a 12-0 tear that propelled them to victory. First, John Payan, who scored eight points and was named to the alltournament team, stuck back his own miss. After the Cogs missed four straight free throws, .EWMANS FOOT SOPHomore sensation Noah McCarty scored three

points on a free throw and a strong inside move for a bucket. McCarty, also an all-tournament selection, SCOREDOFHISPOINTS in the second half. “I was pretty disappointed in my firsthalf effort,” McCarty said. “I talked to my dad [Newman assistant Ryan McCarty], and he believed that I needed to step up in order for us to come back.” Sharp scored off a steal to give Newman its first lead since the first quarTER   WITH  TO play.

McCarty hit one of two free throws before Sharp knocked down a pair. A bucket by McCarty off a feed from Sharp gave the Comets a 51-44 lead with 1:54 remaining. The Cogs made things interesting, slicing the margin to 57-55 on Collin Broderick’s fourth  POINTERWITHSECONDS left. Broderick came off the bench to score a team-high 14. Sharp iced the game with two more free throws with 1.2 ticks left. Sharp scored 12 points in the fourth quarter,

including going 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. “I shot 4-for-7 from the line in the first game,” Sharp said. “I really wanted to make up for that.” “We played about seven guys at the start of the tournament, including two sophomores,” Newman coach Ray Sharp said. “Those guys got us to the point where we could win the tournament. That’s a team tournament win.” Tommy Lucca and Tommy Hansen scored 11 points apiece for the Cogs.

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Today’s games Orlando at Washington, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 7 p.m. Atlanta at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Utah, 8 p.m. Indiana at Portland, 9 p.m.

Men’s basketball Big Ten schedule Saturday’s results Mississippi 79, Penn St. 76 Nebraska 63, N. Illinois 58 Villanova 88, Iowa 83, OT Sunday’s result Purdue 68, Siena 63 Tuesday’s games Illinois at Georgia Tech, 6:15 p.m. Indiana at Syracuse, 6:15 p.m. Penn St. at Pitt, 6:30 p.m. Michigan at Duke, 8:15 p.m. Notre Dame at Iowa, 8:15 p.m. Florida St. at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s games Maryland at Ohio St., 6 p.m. Wisconsin at Virginia, 6 p.m. Northwestern at N.C. State, 6:30 p.m. Boston College at Purdue, 8 p.m. N. Carolina at Michigan St., 8 p.m. Miami at Nebraska, 8:30 p.m.

State schedule Saturday’s results Bradley 74, Texas-Pan American 54 Chicago St. 88, S. Illinois 84 Illinois St. 90, San Francisco 76 Nebraska 63, N. Illinois 58 W. Illinois 76, Greenville 49 Sunday’s results Mississippi St. 65, Loyola 64 DePaul 93, Oregon 81 Today’s game Texas-Pan American at SIU-Edwardsville, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s games E. Illinois at W. Illinois, 7 p.m. SMU at Ill.-Chicago, 7 p.m. Chicago St. at Illinois St., 7:05 p.m. IUPUI at Bradley, 7:30 p.m.

Top 25 schedule Saturday’s results No. 2 Kansas 67, UTEP 63 No. 14 Oregon 91, North Dakota 76 Villanova 88, No. 23 Iowa 83, OT Sunday’s results No. 3 Kentucky 79, Providence 65 No. 11 Gonzaga 86, Coppin State 51 No. 12 Wichita State 70, Saint Louis 65 No. 14 Oregon vs. Cal Poly, late UAB 63, No. 16 North Carolina 59 No. 18 Baylor 104, Hardin-Simmons 59 George Washington 60, No. 20 Creighton 53 No. 21 Memphis 73, No. 5 Oklahoma St. 68

EASTERN CONFERENCE GA 55 73 66 57 73 90 91 85 GA 64 78 66 64 63 78 80 93

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA 20 4 4 44 102 76 18 4 3 39 89 57 19 6 0 38 76 52 15 8 5 35 68 67 13 11 3 29 62 75 12 9 4 28 70 73 12 12 4 28 73 80 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 18 3 5 41 92 60 Anaheim 18 7 4 40 91 77 Los Angeles 16 7 4 36 70 58 Phoenix 15 7 4 34 85 84 Vancouver 14 10 5 33 77 77 Calgary 9 13 4 22 70 93 Edmonton 9 17 2 20 73 95 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s results Philadelphia 3, Nashville 2, SO Colorado 3, Minnesota 2, SO San Jose 4, Anaheim 3, SO N.Y. Rangers 5, Vancouver 2 Boston 3, Columbus 1 Montreal 4, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 5, Florida 1 New Jersey 1, Buffalo 0, OT Washington 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Chicago 5, Phoenix 2 Calgary 2, Los Angeles 1 Sunday’s results Edmonton 3, Dallas 2, SO Vancouver 3, Carolina 2 Detroit 4, Ottawa 2 Today’s games Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s games San Jose at Toronto, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Columbus, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 30, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25thplace vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Florida St. (58) 12-0 1,498 2 2. Ohio St. 12-0 1,418 3 3. Auburn (2) 11-1 1,387 4 4. Alabama 11-1 1,294 1 5. Missouri 11-1 1,281 5 6. Oklahoma St. 10-1 1,197 7 7. Stanford 10-2 1,067 8 8. South Carolina 10-2 1,066 10 9. Baylor 10-1 1,020 9 10. Michigan St. 11-1 1,002 11 11. Arizona St. 10-2 843 13 12. Oregon 10-2 815 12 13. Clemson 10-2 813 6 14. LSU 9-3 690 15 15. UCF 10-1 621 17 16. N. Illinois 12-0 596 18 17. UCLA 9-3 510 22 18. Oklahoma 9-2 503 20 19. Louisville 10-1 482 21 20. Duke 10-2 348 24 21. Wisconsin 9-3 299 14 22. Texas A&M 8-4 186 19 23. Texas 8-3 156 — 24. Fresno St. 10-1 124 16 25. Georgia 8-4 111 — Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 45, Southern Cal 28, Miami 26, Notre Dame 26, Iowa 23, Vanderbilt 16, Washington 6, Minnesota 2, N. Dakota St. 1. USA Today Top 25 Poll The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 30, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Florida State (58) 12-0 1546 2 2. Ohio State (4) 12-0 1462 3 3. Auburn 11-1 1437 5 4. Alabama 11-1 1333 1 5. Missouri 11-1 1315 6 6. Oklahoma State 10-1 1248 7 7. Baylor 10-1 1100 8 7. South Carolina 10-2 1100 9 9. Michigan State 11-1 1037 11 10. Stanford 10-2 1034 10 11. Clemson 10-2 853 4 12. Oregon 10-2 843 12 13. Arizona State 10-2 765 18 14. LSU 9-3 720 15 15. Oklahoma 9-2 660 17 16. Louisville 10-1 625 16 17. Central Florida 10-1 572 19 18. Northern Illinois 12-0 547 20 19. UCLA 9-3 473 22 20. Duke 10-2 402 24 21. Wisconsin 9-3 266 14 22. Fresno State 10-1 215 13 23. Cincinnati 9-2 167 25 24. Texas 8-3 149 NR 25. Texas A&M 8-4 121 21 Others receiving votes: Miami (Fla.) 47; Georgia 41; Vanderbilt 18; Iowa 13; Marshall 13; Southern California 10; Washington 6; Minnesota 4; Virginia Tech 4; Notre Dame 3; Ball State 1. Saturday’s box score

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Tuesday’s result No. 18 N. Illinois 33, W. Michigan 14 Friday’s results No. 12 Oregon 36, Oregon State 35 No. 15 LSU 31, Arkansas 27 San Jose State 62, No. 16 Fresno State 52 No. 17 UCF 23, South Florida 20 Saturday’s results No. 4 Auburn 34, No. 1 Alabama 28 No. 2 Florida State 37, Florida 7 No. 3 Ohio State 42, Michigan 41 No. 5 Missouri 28, No. 19 Texas A&M 21 No. 10 South Carolina 31, No. 6 Clemson 17 No. 8 Stanford 27, No. 25 Notre Dame 20 No. 9 Baylor 41, TCU 38 No. 11 Michigan State 14, Minnesota 3 No. 13 Arizona State 58, Arizona 21 Penn State 31, No. 14 Wisconsin 24 No. 22 UCLA 35, No. 23 Southern Cal 14 No. 24 Duke 27, North Carolina 25

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Sunday’s results Denver 112, Toronto 98 Indiana 105, L.A. Clippers 100 Detroit 115, Philadelphia 100 Golden State 115, Sacramento 113 Miami 99, Charlotte 98 Oklahoma City 113, Minnesota 103 New Orleans 103, New York 99 Portland at L.A. Lakers, late

Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF Boston 18 7 2 38 75 Detroit 14 7 7 35 78 Tampa Bay 16 9 1 33 76 Montreal 15 9 3 33 73 Toronto 14 10 3 31 75 Ottawa 10 13 4 24 78 Florida 7 15 5 19 59 Buffalo 6 20 2 14 48 Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 18 9 1 37 86 Washington 14 11 2 30 82 N.Y. Rangers 14 13 0 28 60 New Jersey 11 11 5 27 59 Philadelphia 12 12 2 26 57 Carolina 10 12 5 25 57 Columbus 10 14 3 23 67 N.Y. Islanders 8 15 4 20 72

Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Legends Division Michigan St. 8-0 1.000 11-1 .917 Iowa 5-3 .625 8-4 .667 Nebraska 5-3 .625 8-4 .667 Minnesota 4-4 .500 8-4 .667 Michigan 3-5 .375 7-5 .583 Northwestern 1-7 .125 5-7 .417 Leaders Division Ohio St. 8-0 1.000 12-0 1.000 Wisconsin 6-2 .750 9-3 .750 Penn St. 4-4 .500 7-5 .583 Indiana 3-5 .375 5-7 .417 Illinois 1-6 .143 4-7 .364 Purdue 0-8 .000 1-11 .083 Friday’s result Iowa 38, Nebraska 17 Saturday’s games Ohio St. 42, Michigan 41 Michigan St. 14, Minnesota 3 Northwestern 37, Illinois 34 Penn St. 31, Wisconsin 24 Indiana 56, Purdue 36

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First Quarter NU–FG Budzien 19, 10:49. NU–C.Jones 27 pass from Siemian (Budzien kick), 7:27. Second Quarter Ill–Hull 25 pass from Scheelhaase (Zalewski kick), 13:36. Ill–Ferguson 1 run (Zalewski kick), 11:08. NU–Vitale 11 pass from Siemian (Budzien kick), 7:12. Ill–FG Zalewski 51, 5:13. NU–FG Budzien 26, :00. Third Quarter Ill–Ferguson 55 run (Zalewski kick), 14:33. NU–FG Budzien 42, 11:38. Ill–FG Zalewski 37, 8:49. Fourth Quarter NU–Lawrence 23 pass from Siemian (Budzien kick), 14:55. NU–C.Jones 7 pass from Siemian (Budzien kick), 8:07. Ill–Osei 11 pass from Scheelhaase (Zalewski kick), 2:23. A–37,058. NU Ill First downs 31 29 Rushes-yards 51-146 32-185 Passing 414 307 Comp-Att-Int 31-45-0 31-45-1 Return Yards 26 9 Punts-Avg. 5-35.4 5-46.2 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 2-5 4-21 Time of Possession 36:23 23:37 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING–Northwestern, Green 21-69, Trumpy 18-41, Long 6-20, Siemian 5-19, Team 1-(minus 3). Illinois, Ferguson 14-110, Scheelhaase 13-55, Young 5-20. PASSING–Northwestern, Siemian 31-440-414, B.Williams 0-1-0-0. Illinois, Scheelhaase 31-45-1-307. RECEIVING–Northwestern, C.Jones 13-182, Lawrence 5-112, T.Jones 5-44, Trumpy 3-31, Vitale 2-20, Green 2-13, Jensen 1-12. Illinois, Hull 13-155, Osei 8-93, Ferguson 3-26, Harris 3-13, Young 2-8, Hardee 1-8, Davis 1-4.

Transactions National Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Placed D Stephane Robidas on injured reserve. Recalled D Jamie Oleksiak from Texas (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled D Joe Piskula from Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed D Adam Larsson on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 23. Recalled F Tim Sestito from Albany (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Signed F Gilbert Brule to a one-year, two-way contract. WINNIPEG JETS — Recalled F John Albert from St. John’s (AHL). COLLEGE FLORIDA — Fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease. IOWA STATE — Fired offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham and running backs coach Kenith Pope. WYOMING — Fired football coach Dave Christensen.


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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.

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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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WHITESIDE - STERLING, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. CHAD D. HERMES aka CHAD HERMES and JASMIN M. HERMES aka JASMIN M. HAMBLEN aka JASMIN M. GOESSMAN-HAMBLEN, Defendants. 11-CH-55 Property Address: 205 8th Ave. Rock Falls, IL 61071

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. 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 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: THE WEST HALF (W 1/2) OF LOTS FOUR (4), FIVE (5), SIX (6) AND SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF HARRINGTON'S ADDITION TO PAW PAW ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS ON PAGE 264, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 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 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

The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount is $124,222.46. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at ay time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers, & Mihlar, LLC November 18th, 25th, Dec. 2nd. 2013

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ARMIDA MENDOZA; ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 26 Address: 2806 Pine Street Rock Falls, Illinois 61071 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 August 7, 2013, I, Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on January 2, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the 3rd Floor Lobby of the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 6 IN BLOCK 4 IN YEOWARD'S SECOND SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMON ADDRESS: 2806 Pine Street, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071

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

IN RE THE PETITION OF ZDZISLAW FRANCIS WAWRYSZUK, Petitioner. No. 2013 MR 143 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on or about the 8th day of January, 2014, Zdzislaw Francis Wawryszuk shall call up for hearing his Petition in the Circuit Court of Whiteside County, Illinois, seeking to change his name to Zdzislaw Francis Wawryszuk. Dated this 12th day of November, 2013. Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 2, 2013

P.I.N.: 17-02-207-014 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $46,285.95 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).

Sheriff of Whiteside 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 6125 November 18, 25, December 2, 2013

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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

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF vs.

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:

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:

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.

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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 6125.

Lot 18 in Block 39 in A.L. Merrill's Subdivision as located in a part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 28, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, Whiteside County, Illinois; according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 34.

Commonly known as: 205 8th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on January 2, 2014, AT 10:00 a.m. in the main entrance lobby at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois.

NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, PLAINTIFF

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.

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on October 7, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit:

Permanent Index Number: 11-28-402-003

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

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

CHAD A. BOCK; DEFENDANT

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

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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REAL ESTATE 202 SERVICES PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference , limitation or discrimination based on race, color,religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-279275.

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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. 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 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: 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY-MORRISON, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, PLAINTIFF vs. ARMIDA MENDOZA; ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 26 Address: 2806 Pine Street Rock Falls, Illinois 61071 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 August 7, 2013, I, Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on January 2, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the 3rd Floor Lobby of the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 2806 Pine Street, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071 P.I.N.: 17-02-207-014 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $46,285.95 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 6125. Sheriff of Whiteside 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 6125 November 18, 25, December 2, 2013

APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 Attractive 1 & 2 BR. apts. with some utilities. Sterling & Rock Falls. No pets, no parties. Refs. req. 815-336-2305. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our Classified Department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626-SOLD or 284-SOLD

AMBOY 1 & 2BR Apts. Reasonable. Dep/ refs. 815-440-8116 200 S. Boyd Ave. 2BR, good cond. $425/mo. Available immediately. Call Ed Reagan 312337-7384

ASHTON 1&2 BR., Ashton/ F.G. 815-7512712/562-5075.

DIXON 1 & 2BR apts. for rent. Pet friendly. Call 630-723-1311

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1&2 BR Apts. & House w/appl. Ref. req. 815-677-9884

Lg. 2BR w/ applcs, No pets. $575/ mo. + $575 dep. & ref. 773-562-9939

1BR, $425 mo, includes util. East Rt. 30. 815-508-2345

2BR Duplex, NE side. Stove, refrig., A/C. Full bsmt. Carport. $495/mo. + dep. No pets. 815-652-7470. 2BR laundry, appl. garage. No pets. 815-499-3753. Condo Style, 2BR apt. w/private entrance and deck. Appliances included plus W/D. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Tenant pays elec. Off road parking. No pets. Lease & dep. req. $650/mo. Call 815378-2151 Downtown Dixon, 1 BR, heat, water, garbage incl., $400/mo. + dep. 815-973-9641 Large upper apt. stove, refrig, garbage, near shopping center, NO PETS, $500/mo. + $500 dep. 815-284-3862

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

Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $500. 815652-3365.

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

MT. MORRIS 1BR, Mt. Morris. $310/mo. + dep., 815-508-2345

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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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Full time. $30/hr. Must have 15 yrs experience.Please No phone calls or walk ins. Mail resume to:

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2505 W. 4th St. Dixon, IL 61021

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 9:30 a.m Start

Drivers Wanted !Class A CDL !Clean MVR !Good CSA Score !Assigned Peterbilts !Preloaded Trailers !Paid Vacations !Home Weekends !Health Insurance !Min 6 months !Verifiable Experience 800-397-6387x18 Experienced Drivers To haul van freight in a regional area of Clinton, IA. Guaranteed to be home every weekend. Must have Class A CDL and 2 yrs. OTR exp. Must have a good work history, great work ethic and driving record. Full benefit package. Naeve, Inc. 563-249-9292 Experienced Ophthalmic Tech needed for large practice. Refracting, experience in testing and team player. E-mail resume: supervision969@ gmail.com Fit Up Welder Rochelle Fabrication Shop seeking a welder/fabricator. Fit-up welder requirements: Minimum 3 years experience fitting up and MIG welding steel and/or stainless steel. Must be able to accurately interpret blue prints, lay out work and weld per drawings. Must be reliable and quality conscious. Experience with medium and heavy fabrication preferred. Apply in person MFri between 8-4 at: Best Mfg. & Welding 231 Powers Road Rochelle, IL 61068 Email resume to: engr.bmw@comcast.net or fax to 815-562-4108. GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Truck Drivers Up to $5,000 Signon Bonus & $.56 CPM! Solo & Teams Dedicated/Home Weekly Available! Call 7 days/wk! EOE 888-653-3304 GordonTrucking.com 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.

EMPLOYMENT

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RECEPTIONIST NEEDED Must be available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Please apply in person at H & R Block, 1309 N. Galena Ave., Dixon TO OUR

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CHILD CARE

512

Little Blessings Childcare has immediate daycare openings for infant-school age. 1st & 2nd shifts. 815-285-3811 Lic# 48927502 Nanny needed for 3 children, ages 2, 6, 10. No smoking. Irregular hours, sometimes requires overnight stays for up to 10 days. Job entails any needed child care: bathing, feeding, active play time, assisting with homework, attending events, etc. Also entails keeping house tidy. Mature age and previous childcare experience ideal. 815-625-5170. 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))

AREA GARAGE SALES 624

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705

WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

Dixon Petunia Festival Buttons. Full Set from 1965present. $350 815677-1203 or 815284-8526 I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

APPLIANCES

710

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SNOWBLOWERS 782

Frigidaire Gallery gas stove, 2 yrs. old, like new, $400 815-238-2960.

Toro Snowblower, 2 stage, exc. cond. $300 815-2883696

Maytag Washer & Dryer, good cond. $300 815-7514673

SPORTING GOODS

716

28â&#x20AC;? Mossberg 835 shotgun BARREL w/ ventilated rib & modified choke, $98 815-213-0557.

WOOD / FUEL

746

Mixed Hardwood $80/pickup load Delivered 779-423-4249

FURNITURE

755

2pc. Beautiful wood corner flattop computer desk. Prestige brand, 960TWR. 60wx33dx30h 48wx24dx29h $600 815-632-1521 A great buy! Davenport, chair-anda-half and matching ottoman. Multicolored. Selling for $350 firm. Orig. price: $2600. Very good cond. 815288-6310 for info. Bunk Beds with mattresses, brown metal. $100 815440-9800 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet 309-4527477.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765 Washburn Electric Guitar w/gig bag. $75 815-625-1797

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 5 kittens free to good homes only. Call 815-772-4342.

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

Deluxe weight bench w/bars & wghts. $100. Nice gift. 815-590-0457

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

ELECTRONICS

Director, Human Resources Morrison Community Hospital 303 N Jackson Street Morrison, IL 61270 815-772-4003

TOOLS & MACHINERY

Crystal Lake O.D. Precision Grinder, bench top model, approx. 5â&#x20AC;? center, 2 1/2â&#x20AC;? swing, will grind to tenths, tenths indicator incl., $450 815-9733223.

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Auction City Sales Auctioneer: Lee Hollingsworth Phone 815-288-5814 IL. License #40000730

794

New In Boxes, Rudolph's Xmas Town Village, by Hawthorne Village. 9 houses & 20 figurines. $350 815535-3963

WANT TO BUY 795 Want to buy: Topper for S10 pick up, 5ft. bed. Call 815-622-2820.

Doodles: black & golden. Ready now! 563-2127307 www.dawns doodles.webbs. com

Five kittens FREE to good homes. See at 601 14th Ave. Sterling. After 4 PM. Kitten, 7 mo., F, blk, spayed, shy, needs patient person, no small kids, 815-535-7061.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 2 scoop shovels, aluminum. Good cond. $20. 815719-5083. 2000 oak kitchen cabinets in stock. Builder Discount 815-626-4561 4 Memorial lots in the Garden of Prayer area at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. 815-499-7000

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Aluminum ladder jacks. $35 815213-3798

No Sale on Tuesday, December 3rd!

Lots of old furniture, Victorian glassware, old toys, Coke advertising button (24â&#x20AC;?) signs, other corn seed & farm related signs, 60+ railroad lanternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, clear, red & blue globes, other old railroad items, 2 pedal tractors, 1 pedal sidewalk cart, WWII medals, dog tags & regiment items, WWII Japanese sword, nice Roseville vase, 20-40 old mid-century radios, plus radio tube testing cases, 20-30 old wooden adv. boxes, collection of shaving & razor sharpening items, 100+ adv yard sticks, Alladdin amber lamp, Wyandotte tin toys, etc. Big Sale! Many, many unlisted items, Post Cards & paper items!

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GE DVD Player, plays DVD, Audio CD's, MP3 Discs, Video CD's Complete Set with Remote & instruction booklet $30. 815946-3350

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FARM LAND WANTED

815

Farmland wanted to rent or custom farm in 2014 & beyond. 815-9702695

FARM EQUIPMENT

855

Military Surplus Camouflage clothing, M-65 Field Jackets and much more! Princeton Military Surplus, 11 E Putnam St. Princeton IL 815-875-1096 Tues- Sat. 10-5

2013 Kubota L3200 HST, w/ loader, 32 HP, 4x4. 11 hours, 3 way hydro, will take trade/obo $17,200 815-379-2541

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1949 Chrysler New Yorker, 4 door sedan, original & complete, needs TLC. 86K mi., $1650 779200-7724.

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CLASSIC CARS

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1967 Ford Mustang, project car. Runs. $6,000/obo. Call 815-622-8176.

AUTOMOBILES

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1999 Olds 88, good cond. $1300 obo. Call 815-6224344.

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AUTOMOBILES

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2001 Dark brown Buick LeSabre Custom. All power, OnStar. 134K mi. Very clean & dependable. $3500 obo Dixon 815631-1973 2002 Pontaic Grand Am GT, 130K, sunroof, red, rust free! New tires, brakes, brake pads, rotors, tune up. $5,000 OBO 815-440-5591 creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626SOLD or 284SOLD. PHOTOS ONLINE!!

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S.U.V.S

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2000 Bravada, new radiator/timing belt. Good tires. 186K mi. Needs tranny. $850/obo. 815-441-4739.

S.U.V.S

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2001 Ford Explorer XLT, 4x4. Loaded/ sunroof. 182K mi. Exc. cond. $3500. 779-861-1322. 2002 Yukon XL, dark gray, ½ ton 1500, 4 wheel dr,. 188K mi. Firestone tires and cattle guard. 5.3 Liter $5,500. Call 815622-8055

TRUCKS

910

1997 Ford Ranger, new tires, brakes, & more, 107K mi., $4000/obo, 815535-4095. 2003 F350 11' flat bed dually. 68K mi. Good cond. $7500/ obo. 815-499-7195 2007 CHEVROLETColorado Pickup New Low Price $7500 obo 38K 815-284-1135 For Sale: 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4, asking $3500/obo Call 815-626-1779 between 5 & 7 or leave message.

4X4S

912

1995 Dodge 2500, parts truck. $600/ obo. 815-438-2625 or 815-213-1001. 1999 Ford F150 4x4 Lariat. $2800. Call 815-973-3376.

4X4S

912

2005 Ford F150 w/ FX4 pkg. Black. Am/fm w/6 CD player. Keyless entry. Cab and half. 109K mi. $10,500 obo. 815-716-3316

PARTS & ACC.

925

Pair of tires 235/ 75 R15, 40% tread. $60 for both. 815590-0457. Tires, 35/1250/17 Firestone Destination M/T, $450/obo 779-348-0869

BOATS/MOTORS

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