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Budget status a polarizing subject Opinions vary among finance committee chairman, board BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

DIXON – Is Lee County suffering budget shortfalls? It depends on who you ask. Arlan McClain, R-Dixon, chairman of the County Board’s finance committee,

points to a surplus, with all of the county funds combined. For fiscal year 2013, the county was $1.2 million in the black, he said. But County Board member Dick Binder, R-Compton, says he looks at the general fund, which pays for county operations such

as the Sheriff’s Department. The county’s general fund, everyone agrees, is in the red. For years, the county has used money from the landfill to subsidize shortfalls in the general fund – usually $400,000 to $600,000 annually, but a projected $750,000 this next year.

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Under the county’s 5-year contract with the local landfill’s owner, Phoenix-based Republic Services, the county is guaranteed $1.8 million a year for 5 years from the company, no matter the volume of waste. BUDGET CONTINUED ON A2

Dick Binder, board member, R-Compton

Rick Ketchum, board chairman, D-Amboy

STERLING | PADS HOMELESS SHELTER

Official enters regional office race Sondgeroth might be unopposed for new consolidated district BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

Whiteside County’s regional schools superintendent is in the race for the same position in a consolidated regional district. As of late last week, he was the only candidate. Bob Sondgeroth, who started as superintendent 2 years ago, filed with the state Board of Elections last week for the superintendent’s position in a new district covering Whiteside, Lee and Ogle counties. Today is the deadline for candidates to file. Last year, the legislature decided to abolish regional districts that have fewer Bob Sondgeroth than 61,000 people, requiring them to combine with other regions. Whiteside County has a population of 58,498, according to the 2010 Census. Of the state’s 44 regional districts, Whiteside County’s is the 35th-biggest. The changes take effect July 1, 2015, when the new terms for superintendents start. In some areas of the state, regional districts struggled with consolidation, but it went relatively smoothly in Whiteside, Lee and Ogle counties. Regional superintendents inspect school buildings, handle teacher certification issues and provide other help to school districts. Regional offices of education have been among Springfield’s favorite targets for budget cuts. In 2011, regional superintendents went months without being paid, after Quinn vetoed funding for their salaries. Most, including Sondgeroth, kept working. The state later paid them. Sondgeroth said, if he is elected, he would hire Paul McMahon, the regional superintendent for Lee and Ogle counties, as the assistant superintendent.

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Aquila Pobuda, 23, arrives at her new home in Sterling on Friday morning. Pobuda had stayed at the PADS homeless shelter since October until she recently moved into her new boyfriend’s aunt’s apartment. BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

‘‘ ’’ I feel like a different person.

STERLING – Aquila Pobuda says she left an abusive fiancé in early October to live in the local homeless shelter, which is near Wahl Clipper. She left the shelter on a recent morning, moving into an apartment on Avenue I in Sterling, where her new boyfriend’s aunt lives. The 23-year-old said she was grateful to the shelter and the Dowdy family, who moved into the Twin Cities PADS homeless shelter shortly after she did. James and Teresa Dowdy, she said, have given her confidence. “She does have potential, when she uses her noggin,” said James, 48. But he told her he was concerned she might not have thought through her decision to move out of the shelter. Living in someone else’s place, he said, means she could be kicked out at any time.

Aquila Pobuda, who says PADS shelter, Dowdy family helped give her confidence.

“Here, you have a roof over your head,” he said, “and you have food in your gut.” They were talking shortly after dinner, which is about 7 o’clock. This week, 10 people were staying in the shelter. The shelter, which is open October through May, usually allows the residents inside only at night, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. They must spend their days somewhere else. The mall, the hospital and the library are popular warm spots. An exception is made on days like the last few – when the temperature falls below 10 degrees in the morning, with the wind chill factor taken into account.

At dinner, Tasha Selden, a volunteer who works at Sterling’s VeriFacts during the day, took a spaghetti casserole out of the oven. It had been prepared by a local church. She added her own sauce to the casserole to spice it up, adding garlic, salt and Italian herbs. Two teenage boys – both in pajama pants – waited at the counter. “Give me a few minutes,” she told the boys. They did, standing close by. Most of the people sat at a formation of tables. A few talked. A TV was on. After dinner, Aquila spoke to a reporter in a room just outside the common area. A number of partially completed jigsaw puzzles were lying on the table. James and Teresa joined her. After a little while, Aquila left. SHELTER CONTINUED ON A10

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With the end of the contract this month, the landfill company is expected to give $800,000 a year, based on current waste levels. Officials have been bracing for this reduction for years. In an editorial last month, Sauk Valley Media’s editorial board noted the budget deficit in the general fund. “If Lee County Board members remain satisfied with annual budget deficits,� the editorial said, “voters should keep that in mind at the polls next year.� That editorial drew a

rebuke from the members of the finance committee in a memo that was distributed at last Tuesday’s County Board meeting. It was written by McClain; he and four members signed it. The total budget surplus for the last 5 years, the memo said, totaled $9.8 million. “I am surprised at whoever wrote the editorial in the Sauk Valley Media weekend edition that did not do their homework nor did they have the correct information on our county’s budget totals,� the memo said. The committee also said “it is true if the revenue from the landfill

McMahon on board to assist Sondgeroth REGIONAL

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“We worked that out,� McMahon said. “We have to consolidate, so there’s no sense beating each other up. We work well together.� Over the summer, McMahon, previously Lee-Ogle’s assistant, took the top job when Amy Jo Clemens, the superinten-

dent for 9 years, accepted a state position. She became the assistant state superintendent for the Center for Innovation and Improvement for the state Board of Education, overseeing nearly $2 billion in federal education grants. The Democratic and Republican primaries for regional superintendent are March 18. Sondgeroth is a Republican.

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drops below $1 million, Lee County could have a budget deficit but this year is expected to show a surplus.� Binder, however, said when he considers whether a budget is balanced, he looks at whether the general fund’s revenues exceed or equal its expenses. In his mind, he said, the county’s budget is unbalanced. He said the landfill revenue should be used for its original purpose – capital projects, which include buildings and computer systems. McClain and County Board Chairman Rick Ketchum, D-Amboy, predicted budget surpluses for the next 2 years.

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think it is just because he is Asian, and so am Iâ&#x20AC;Śha ha. Dream job: To be the CEO of a major corporation and make millions. Then I would deposit all of my money into a bank so when I snap out of my dream, I would be a millionaire. Trading places: I wish I could trade places with Bill Gates, so I could realize what it feels like to be one of the richest people in the world. Then I would donate most of my money to a fundraiser, so I know I have made a big impact. Trading spaces: I would like to go to France or Britain, because I find accents fascinating. Also, I want to learn more about their culture and history. Shout out(s): Definite shout out to my dad, Mike Wei. Know that I am extremely grateful to have you as a dad and I would not wish to have any other dad than you. Also, a quick shout out to the Rock Falls High School teachers and staff for choosing me as the November Student of the Month. This means a great deal to me, and I appreciate you guys choosing me. And finally, a quick shout out to my girlfriend, Jessi Hicks, who has always stood beside me in everything I do. Know that I love you and I would not want to trade places with anyone else in the world.

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OBITUARIES Shirley A. Cater AMBOY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shirley A. Cater, 95, of Amboy, formerly of Lee Center, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Green Acres Healthcare Center in Amboy. She was born Aug. 5, 1918, in Walnut, the daughter of Otto and Blanche (Alshouse) Kerchner. Shirley married Ned M. Cater on Aug. 21, 1938, in Dover. He preceded her in death April 26, 1993. Shirley had been a secretary at Lee Center Community School District 271, the Lee County Farm Bureau, and Ashton Community Unit School District 275. She also sold Avon products for more than 25 years. Shirley was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who instilled within her family members a deep sense of morals, respect, manners, and concern for others. Leading by example, she inspired her family. Shirley was an avid gardener, musician and cook, as well as a natural foods and chiropractic proponent. She was motivated by all things good for the family and the God she loved so dearly. Shirley felt her greatest accomplishment in life was her family and the love therein. Always missed, never forgotten in our hearts and lives forever. Survivors include three sons, Larry E. (Edie) Cater

and Gary N. (Nancy) Cater, both of Dixon, and Dean A. (Linda) Cater of Rochelle; seven grandchildren, Lori (Gary) Wilhelm of Amboy, Mark (Heidi Bender) Cater of Sterling, Julie (Kurt) Akerman of Rock Falls, Tammi (Tom) Lehman of Franklin Grove, Brian (Kim) Cater of Kenosha, Wis., Scott (Stephani) Cater of Rockford, and Stacey (Ryan) Wuebben of Shorewood; 18 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She also was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Michael Cater and Terri Cater; a daughter-in-law, Diana Cater; and a sister, Phyllis Winger. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and the funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday at Assembly of God Church, 935 Mekeel Road, Dixon, with the Rev. Adam Meyer, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery in Lee Center. Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Passages Hospice, Serenity Hospice & Home, and Assembly of God Church in Dixon. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

Delvin D. Rajnowski CADIZ, Ky. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Delvin D. Rajnowski, 72, of Cadiz, formerly of Rock Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Delvin was born Sept. 26, 1941, in Drayton, N.D. the son of Joseph and Mabel (Rousseau) Rajnowski. He served in the Navy as an air controller. Delvin worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. for 33 years as a millwright. He married Patsy Broussard on May 27, 1962, in New Iberia, La. Delvin was a member of the Rock Falls and Hopkinsville Eagles Club, and the Rock Falls American Legion. He also was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Cadiz, and a past member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife, Patsy of Cadiz; two daughters, Pamela (Rory) Heller of Mahomet and Kimberly (Eric)

McWhorter of Chicago; one sister, Sharon (Fred) Tintori of Lincoln, Neb.; one brother, Merlin (Connie) Rajnowski of Rock Falls; and three grandchildren, Rachel Heller, Kyle Heller, and Jett McWhorter. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am. Friday at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls, with Monsignor Thomas Dzielak officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Trigg County Hospital Auxiliary Memorial Fund, 218 Canton Lakeshore Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Floyd Ray Bower STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Floyd Ray an illness. Bower, 79, of Sterling, M c D o n a l d F u n e r a l died Sunday, Dec, 22, Homes are handling 2013, at his home after arrangements.

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Janet E. Guist MOUNT MORRIS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Janet Elaine (neĂŠ Hofert) Guist, 91, of Mount Morris, passed away peacefully after a long and full life, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. She was born March 8, 1922, in Tonawanda, N.Y., to Estella Irene (neĂŠ Woods) and Herbert William Hofert. She attended the Buffalo Business College and graduated in 1940. Upon graduation, she went to work for Bell Aircraft. At the end of World War II, she journeyed to Lansing, Mich., and worked for Charles P. Loomis, Esq., a foremost rural sociologist at Michigan State University. While in Michigan, she met Hollie James Guist at a dance, who was in grad school at MSU. She married him on June 28, 1947, back in Tonawanda. Janet was a member of Faith Assembly in Oregon, but attended most recently at Trinity Lutheran with family. She was a Red Hat member, and cherished her friends at her Caring and Sharing Group. She loved her family at Pinecrest Village, where she had resided for almost 9 years. She had worked tirelessly for her church, serving her Lord in whatever capacity she could. It is not often that a woman can fulfill all the roles in life. Janet mothered five successful children, was a fabulous homemaker, baked the most delicious pies, and for a time, worked at the Guist Agency. She was a loving daughter, devoted wife, great mom, generous grandma, and thrilled greatgrandmother. Janet was a source of limitless wisdom and kindness to all she met. She was selfless, generous and devoted to her family and friends.

Janetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s companionship, spunkiness, quick wit, and love of life will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Janet and Hollie danced their way through just days shy of 56 years of marriage, with Hollie preceding her in death on June 6, 2003. She was the loving mother of Christine (Thomas) Brady, Susan (Stephen) Miller, Deborah (Charles) Buser, Hollie (Anne) Guist Jr., and David (Vicky) Guist; devoted grandmother of 14, Matthew and Michael Brady, Elizabeth, Christopher, and Andrew Miller, Anne and Amy Buser, Frederick and Geoffrey Guist, Eric and Ean Decker, and Alek, Elliott, Emerson, and Ethan Guist; and delighted great-grandmother of 18. She also was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, Herbert William Hofert Jr, and William James Hofert; and sister-inlaw, Carmelia (neĂŠ Sinicropi) Hofert. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Farrell-Holland GaleFuneral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon. Visitation also will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 E. Brayton Road, Mount Morris. Memorial contributions are welcome and may be made to Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 state Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061; or to the Good Samaritan Fund at Pinecrest Village, 408 S. McKendrie Ave., Mount Morris, IL 61054. Thank you to the staff and volunteers at Serenity Hospice and Home for their love, help and support. Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to send condolences.

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box on Page A2 the next publication day after we are notified of an error. Receipt of all obituarKaren Gilpatrick ies must be confirmed by ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karen Gil- cal Center in Chicago. phone. For more information, patrick, 57, of Rock Falls, M c D o n a l d F u n e r a l call 800-798-4085 ext. 530 died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, Homes are handling at Loyola University Medi- arrangements. or 502.

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More obituaries on A5 Thelma Eilers STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thelma Eilers, 89, of Sterling, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. She was born March 11, 1924, in Tampico, the daughter of Harry Herman and Frances Marie (Karn) Rosene. She married Lester F. Eilers on Oct. 31, 1945 in Little Rock, Ark. He preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1999. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen (Dennis) Devers, and her son, Douglas Eilers, both of Rock Falls; five grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and three sisters. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today and the funeral at 11 a.m. today at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Daniel Behmlander officiating. Burial will be at Hopkins Cemetery in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Coventry Living Center and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Jovita Burke AURORA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jovita Burke, neĂŠ Prindaville, 91, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Dixon, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Prindaville. Jovita married George Burke on Sept. 20, 1947, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon. Her favorite activity was precious time spent with her family. She enjoyed reading, golfing, baking, playing cards, and gardening. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Aurora for 50 years, where she was a past member of Sanctuary Sodality. She also was a member of various Rosary and prayer groups. Jovita is survived by her loving children, Sue (John) Stirnaman, Patrick (Pattie) Burke, Colleen (Mike) Barry, Fran (Jerry) Nicklas, and Kathy (Steve) Wozny; 14 grandchildren; 27 greatgrandchildren; her sisterin-law, MaryLou Joyce; many nieces, nephews,

and godchildren; and dear friend and companion Yvonne Metzler. She was preceded in death by her parents; her devoted husband, George, beloved sons, Daniel, Kevin and William; and siblings, Frances (John) Fritts, Pauline (Joseph) Hermes, Margaret (Fred) Fritts, Daniel Prindaville, and Ray (Florence) Prindaville. The family will receive guests from 4 to 7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 6 p.m., Thursday at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave., Montgomery. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 620 Fifth St., Aurora, with Monsignor Dan Hermes officiating. Entombment will be at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Aurora. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Visit www.dieterlememorialhome.com to send condolences.

James D. Shaw INDIANAPOLIS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; James D. Shaw, 58, of Indianapolis, formerly of Morrison, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at his home. He was employed by Tru Vision for 5 years, and then by Pyrmont, both in Indianapolis, for 8 years as a computer programmer. James was born Sept. 16, 1955, in Sterling, the son of James H. and Barbara A. (Woosley) Shaw. Survivors include his mother, Barbara Haring of Herrin; three sisters, Pamela (Robert) Habben of Morrison, Barbara Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal of

Sterling, and Korby (Paul) Marusich of Bloomington, Minn.; one brother, Billy (Angie) Shaw of Rock Falls; and 10 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Emily Anne â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Emmyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gaffey GLEN ELLYN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emily Anne â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emmyâ&#x20AC;? Gaffey, 21, a lifelong resident of Glen Ellyn, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Emily attended Wheaton Academy High School. She was a companion of the family dog, Charlie. She was the dear daughter of Stan and Kathleen; beloved sister of Grant, Daniel, and Kate; loving granddaughter of Don (Mary Lou) Gaffey and Chuck (Sheila) Edwards, and

the late Joanne Smith Edwards; and the fond niece of Dan (Kim) Gaffey, Jan Gaffey, and Al (Pam Gaffey) Hess. Services were Friday at Wheaton Bible Church in West Chicago. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery in Glen Ellyn. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Emily Anne Gaffey Memorial through US Bank, 453 Forest Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 would be greatly appreciated.

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OBITUARIES Richard L. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Langenfeld DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Richard L. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dickâ&#x20AC;? Langenfeld, 79, of Dixon, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Franklin Grove Living & Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 2, 1934, in Springfield, the son of Clifford P. and Bessie Mae (Newman) Langenfeld. After graduating from the University of Illinois and serving in the Army, he married Margaret Jane Blair in August 1957 in Springfield. Dick was a vocational agriculture teacher and school administrator in several northern Illinois cities. He then owned â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coast-to-Coastâ&#x20AC;? stores in Dixon, Rochelle, and Freeport. Later, he owned â&#x20AC;&#x153;Super Washâ&#x20AC;? car washes in the state of Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Jane; daughter, Diane (Paul) Rubenstein of Columbia, Mo.; sons, Tom (Diane) Langenfeld of Dixon and Dan Langenfeld of Sterling; grandchildren, Ashley (Mark) Gangloff, Jack (Sara) Rubenstein, Brandon Langenfeld, Ian Langenfeld, and John (Heather) Moser; great-grandchildren,

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Annabelle and Hattie Rose Gangloff, Laney Rubenstein, and Mason Moser; brothers, Clifford Langenfeld of Garden Grove, Calif., Mark (Meda) Langenfeld of Punta Gorda, Fla., Gary Langenfeld of St. Louis, and Mike Langenfeld of Sherman; and sisters, Rose (Bob) Weymouth of Island Lake and Theresa (Steve) Ulrich of Zanesville, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; children, Karen Ann and David Louis; brothers, John, Thomas, and Harry; and sister, Jean. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday and the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Antoni Kretowicz, pastor, officiating. Private burial of cremains will be at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

Linda Chavera DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Linda Chavera, tion Center. 66, of Dixon, died Friday, Jones Funeral Home Dec. 20, 2013, at Dixon in Dixon is handling Healthcare & Rehabilita- arrangements.

Robert I. Coats STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robert I. Sterling. Coats, 83, of Sterling, died M c D o n a l d F u n e r a l Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Home in Sterling is hanCoventry Living Center in dling arrangements.

Marvin G. Harm S T E R L I N G â&#x20AC;&#x201C; M a r v i n home. G. Harm, 88, of McDonald Funeral Sterling, died Sunday, Homes are handling Dec. 22, 2013, at his arrangements.

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f you are alone on Christmas Day, you have a place to go â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as has been the case for the last quarter of a century. A community dinner is planned for 1-4 p.m. at Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Church of the Nazarene, 411 13th Ave. Church members Tom Lewis and the late Bob Galloway started the dinner in 1988. They served 90 meals that year. The number has increased steadily over the years. In 2012, dozens of volunteers served 436 meals, 98 of which were delivered to peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole commu-

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nity is invited,â&#x20AC;? Lewis, 65, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people feel down and depressed during the holidays. Come and be with us. We want you to be a part of us. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a time to celebrate Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; birthday.â&#x20AC;? The meal is a traditional Christmas dinner, with turkey, stuffing,

ham, green beans, dessert and beverages. Volunteers deliver to shutins, but Tom Lewis organizers want everyone else to come in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a few young people who want meals delivered to their homes, so they can watch football,â&#x20AC;? Lewis said. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not who the home-delivery service is for. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We deliver to people if they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to make it in,â&#x20AC;? he said. The church isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trying to get new members with the dinner, he said,

although it always welcomes people to its congregation. Lewis said he plans to stay involved with the dinner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I enjoy doing,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something the good Lord wants me to do. We should all do something for someone else.â&#x20AC;? Call the church at 815625-0864 or Lewis at 815499-9363 for more information on the dinner. David Giuliani is a news editor for Sauk Valley Media. You can reach him at dgiuliani@saukvalley. com or 800-798-4085, ext. 525. Follow him on twitter: @DGiuliani_SVM.

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Hands off: Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the law as of Jan. 1 Cellphone use while driving will result in fines starting at $75 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) More online â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For incessant multitaskers who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop Information on bill talking while driving, life HB1247 can be found will include some bitter at www.ilga.gov. medicine when the new ing several near-acciyear rolls in. Starting Jan. 1, motorists dents during trips to can talk and drive only Springfield convinced if they use a hands-free him that â&#x20AC;&#x153;hands on the device to conduct cell- wheel and eyes on the road are the way to go.â&#x20AC;? phone conversations. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how the new The uniform ban supplements the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cur- law will work: Banned: The new law rent ban on texting and replaces assorted local bans drivers from using laws on cellphone use a mobile phone unless that vary from town to town, including Chicago, where a cellphone ban has been in place since 2006. Violators face fines Floor Liners & Mud Flaps starting at $75, and repeat offenses bring Heated Seats the possibility of a susRemote Starters pended license. Gift Certificates State Sen. John MulAuto Accessories & Car Audio roe, a Chicago Demo405 Elm Avenue, Sterling crat who sponsored the law, said witness815-625-3169

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From our archives: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; couple planned $100,000 gift 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 Gazette on Dec. 22 and 23, 1913.

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'IVECHILDREN  ON #HRISTMAS$AY Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Fletcher to share their prosperity sss $12,500 for each of the eight families n Christmas morning, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Fletcher of 405 West Third street, will distribute one hundred thousand dollars as Christmas presents, to eight families, comprising the membership of the Fletcher household. Of this membership, there are six children of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, and the family of two of their children, who have crossed the Great Divide. This most excellent household consists of six children, twenty-four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A family gathering will be held at the [Fletcher] home â&#x20AC;Ś on Christmas, and on this occasion, the distribution will take place. Almost all of the children will be present, as well as grandchildren, and some of the great grandchildren. When interviewed this morning at his home, Mr. Fletcher requested that but little be said about the distribution. He stated that his interests were such, that it takes considerable of his time to look after his farms and other holdings, and he was of the opinion that he could afford to give the eight families of his household one hundred thousand dollars, so that he would be able to see them enjoy it, and by judicious investment would cause this money to multiply.

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People may dream of receiving a pile of money for Christmas. One hundred years ago, a Sterling couple gave gifts worth a pile of money â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $100,000, to be exact. A Gazette editor on Dec. 23, 1913, described Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Fletcher as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sterling in character, and respected and regarded by a very large circle of friends.â&#x20AC;? He believed that the distribution would lessen his work and cares. Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher are Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most estimable citizens. In the full meaning of the word, they are Sterling in character, and respected and regarded by a very large circle of friends. That Christmas Day will be the most happy one in the lives of this splendid and worthy couple goes without saying. The presents will be practically all in splendid real estate. After making this big distribution, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher will have plenty of holdings left to occupy their time in looking after the investments. Each family will receive $12,500. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec. 23, 1913

!NAPPEALTO'OOD &ELLOWSOF3TERLING Lonely home in need of necessities of life sss No Christmas cheer for aged citizen Somewhere in this city, there is an aged man,

whose house is cold and dreary, and the coming of the Christmas season, with its spirit of Christmas cheer, is meaningless to him, unless the Good Fellows of this community, share with him a part of their sunshine and cheer. This home is doubly cheerless, as it is without a helpmate, to look after his cares and desires. His wife of many years has preceded him to the Great Beyond. This citizen is beyond the age of four score years. His home is cheerless. Unless the Good Fellows assist in brightening this, probably his last Christmas on earth, Christmas morning will find his humble home cheerless, and almost without the necessities of life. A thorough investigation of conditions at this home has been made. Substantial necessities of life are needed. Warm underclothing, good clothing, stockings, shoes, substantial food, such as flour, potatoes, some meat and foods. Those who investigated the home yesterday found it practically without food, with the exception of a few potatoes. This aged man is deserving. Mr. Good Fellow, if you will but come to his rescue and give him from your store, just a little mite of your plenty, this holiday season will be the happiest time of his life. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec. 22, 1913

prevalent here. It is not always the practiced thief who tries to pick up small articles or even larger bundles of goods in passing through a crowded store. Often it is some sorely tempted person who has not the means to buy and who is carried away either by the need of the things or the desire to possess them. A girl with all her love of finery stirring within her, or a woman with little children whose stockings are fated to go empty on account of the lack of money to make the Christmas purchases, is often the offender, and as a rule, such persons are gently dealt with. They are merely compelled to restore the stolen property and then permitted to go in peace. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec. 22, 1913

'ROCERIESWILLCLOSE #HRISTMASMORNING All of the owners of stores of the city [Rock Falls] have agreed to close their places of business at 10 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock in order to give their clerks a pleasant day. No orders will be taken that day and no deliveries made, but they will stay in the stores for immediate wants and will close promptly at 10 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. This recognition of the rights of the clerks is all right. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec. 23, 1913

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No more acceptable Christmas present could be given to a relative or friend, either at home or in some other city, than a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subscription to .OSHOPLIFTING the Daily Gazette. The REPORTEDHERE daily news from home Although the â&#x20AC;&#x153;busyâ&#x20AC;? would be a constant Christmas shopping sea- reminder of your genson has been on for more erosity. If desired, the than a week, no attempts Gazette will write a letter at shoplifting have been to the recipient, telling reported to the police. him that you have sent The fact is that shopthe Daily Gazette for a lifting as it is practiced year as a Christmas presin the larger cities is not ent. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec. 22, 1913

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North Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official source of information and incendiary insults, the Korean Central News Agency, announced Dec. 13 that the regime had executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un. Jang Song Thaek was considered extremely influential, a confidant who helped Kim consolidate power after the death of his father Kim Jong-Il 2 years ago. The startling news was accompanied by the extreme rhetoric which characterizes Pyongyangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public announcements. This is the latest incident in continuing erratic behavior by isolated Pyongyang. On March 11, the North Korean army declared that the 1953 Korean War armistice was â&#x20AC;&#x153;invalid,â&#x20AC;? implying hostilities would resume. The military â&#x20AC;&#x153;hotlineâ&#x20AC;? connecting the two countries was abruptly cut. At the end of that month, bellicose threats against the United States were added. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel responded by describing North Korea as a clear threat, while Secretary of State John Kerry and South Kim Jong Korea ForUn eign Minister Yun Byung-se held a joint Washington news conference to emphasize the security partnership. Pyongyang prevented South Korean workers from entering the Kaesong industrial center, located 6 miles north of the DMZ, and then shut down the facility entirely. Cooperation resumed and the facility reopened in September. In early December, collaboration on an electronics installation began. The center is an important source of hard currency for the impoverished North. IN MAY 2012, Kim Jong Un publicly criticized those in the military for â&#x20AC;&#x153;developing a taste for moneyâ&#x20AC;? and corruption. As part of the shakeup that followed, Kim assumed the rank of marshal of the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army, the latest celebratory title that sycophants have attached to his name. Whether killing his uncle is related to solidifying power is unknown. For several years, North Korea has been acting erratically in military matters. In March 2010, a North Korean torpedo

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sank the South Korean ship Cheonan. In the same vicinity, North Korean artillery bombarded South Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yeonpyeong Island. In February 2012, North Korea appeared yet again to cease its on-again, offagain nuclear program. In joint announcements coordinated with the U.S. Department of State, the regime agreed to halt enrichment of uranium and construction of weapons, and permit international inspection. Yet 2 months later, Pyongyang tested a missile, which ended in embarrassing failure. This unpredictable behavior, u n f o l d Arthur I. ing over a Cyr long period, implies infighting at the top. Last summer, North Korea reversed course yet again, seeking to improve relations with the South. On Aug. 23, the two sides agreed to resume reunions of Korean families separated by the DMZ, after a 3-year hiatus, with Pyongyang actually pressing for a faster timetable than Seoul. Also in August, agreement was reached to reopen Kaesong. North Korea invited U.S. diplomat Robert King to visit to discuss the possible release of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae. South KoJang Song rean PresiThaek dent Park Geun-hye, inaugurated in late February, has addressed these rapidly shifting political and propaganda currents from Pyongyang with calmness and continuity. From the start, she has held out the hand of cooperation, while leaving no doubt about resorting, if necessary, to her nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s formidable military capacities. She leads from great strength. South Korea is a stable representative democracy, and one of the largest, most productive economies in the world. The prosperity of the population overall is strikingly self-evident to this occasional visitor. Public confidence and apparent unconcern about demented declarations and hostile acts north of the DMZ dividing line reflects the stance of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership. North Korea, by stark static contrast, remains a desperately impoverished prisoner state, living on borrowed time. Note to readers: Arthur I. Cyr is Clausen distinguished professor at Carthage College. Contact him at acyr@carthage.edu.

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CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When Liz Hletko goes toy shopping for her three children, finding just the right item for her son is a snap, while the same task for her two daughters is anything but childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything that is marketed to my son calls for using his brain,â&#x20AC;? said the Evanston mother, whose kids are 7, 8 and 10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But for my daughters? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about beauty or taking care of something.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a common seasonal lament as parents of girls scour the Pepto-Bismol pink aisles in search of

something that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t frilly or sparkly. But the issue is generating new heat, thanks to a video that went viral since it was posted on YouTube last month. It touts a line of toys called GoldieBlox that is designed to spark young girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; interest in building and inventing. Its motto? â&#x20AC;&#x153;More than just a princess.â&#x20AC;? Parents have embraced the GoldieBlox message of inspiring girls to enter the science, technology, engineering and math fields â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or STEM, in academic parlance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; turning its $30 Spinning Machine toy into a hot seller on Amazon. GoldieBlox joins other new construction-related products aimed at girls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as LEGO Friends and Roominate, a dollhouse with circuit boards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even as researchers try

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Structural engineer Carol Post, principal at the Thornton Tomasetti engineering firm, speaks during a planning meeting for a hospital Dec. 12 in Lake Forest. to figure out why girls are percent of working engiopting out of math and neers, according to the science careers. National Science FounWhile a female engi- dation. neering professional â&#x20AC;&#x153;In other countries, you crashed through the ulti- donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see this big disparmate glass ceiling this ity,â&#x20AC;? said Cindy Menches, week by being appointed an assistant professor of to lead General Motors, engineering at the Illinois women make up just 11 Institute of Technology.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;What else could it be, but cultural differences?â&#x20AC;? Researchers say boys and girls start out with an equal appetite for math and science, but by middle school, girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; interest ebbs and the gender gap widens. Women are slowly making inroads into male bastions. The dean at IITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Armour College of Engineering, Natacha DePaola, is a woman, along with the last three presidents of the student government association. But progress remains modest, with female students making up 24 percent of engineering majors versus 20 percent a decade earlier. Myriad factors are likely at play, but GoldieBlox has put the spotlight on toy stereotypes. Even preschoolers quickly grasp which aisle is

geared to them, child development experts say, with girls reaching for the pastel packaging of dolls, ponies, fashion and beauty make-believe while boys seek out dark hues on items with wheels, pulleys, batteries and robotics. Debbie Sterling, GoldieBloxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founder, said she has nothing against princesses; she just thinks they should build their own castles. The 29-year-old started the Oakland, Calif.based company in 2011, 6 years after graduating from Stanford University, where she was among a handful of women in engineering and product design classes. When she shared her career aspirations with her family, her mother responded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ew. Why?â&#x20AC;? Sterling said in a TED Talk this year.

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Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Pinochle, 12:30-3 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Friendly Mexican Train Dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Rummy, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Tacos, 4-8 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Loaves and Fishes, 5-6 p.m., Holloway Center, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 612 Highland Ave., Dixon, 815-284-7719. A free, hot meal for the needy. Tuesday, Dec. 24 Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bingo, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Morning Whittle, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Line dancing, 9:30 a.m., Rock

Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838.

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Thomas Fuller, a prolific English writer who died in 1661, said, “Learning makes a man fit company for himself.” Bridge learning makes a man or woman fit company for partner. Bridge bidding also revolves around fit – fit is fantastic; misfit is miserable. For example, look only at the North hand. West opens one spade, North passes, East raises to two spades, South makes a takeout double, and West jumps to four spades. What should North do? The North hand is good news and bad news. It has 10 high-card points when it might have had none. And all of those points are in the suits where partner has promised length. But the balanced nature of the

hand and doubleton spade suggest that there might be three or four losers (although West’s jump to game with relatively few points suggests a lot of trumps).

However, bidding has two potential pluses: Five of a minor might make; and even if it would not, perhaps the opponents will misjudge and bid five spades, which surely will be too high. So North ought to bid – but what? He should advance with four no-trump, showing at least two places to play and asking partner to select the trump suit. (It cannot be Blackwood; how could North be thinking about a slam?) Here, South would bid five clubs. If left there, South will probably ruff the spade-king lead, draw trumps ending in his hand, play a diamond to dummy’s queen, and return a diamond to his 10. If so, he will make the contract. And if West bids five spades, North can double and collect 500 for down two. © 2013 UFS


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The shelter says it sticks by its rules. It has chore lists for people to keep the building clean. The restrooms are spotless, and the bedrooms are in good order. Six men sleep in the bunks in one room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were here all day,â&#x20AC;? said Robert Enlow, a probation officer who works at the shelter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy with the way their room looks.â&#x20AC;? He and the volunteers expect people to tell them the truth. A few days ago, Tasha was doing an intake form for someone who wanted to move into the shelter.

Robert recognized the manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and did some research, finding the man had committed a crime in the 1990s that he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disclosed. It was so cold, they let him stay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for one night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not heartless,â&#x20AC;? Tasha said. But the man could not stay longer, at least for this season, because he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell the truth. For other people, Robert says he has seen progress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen Aquila smile as much as she does now,â&#x20AC;? he told her as she was going to dinner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like a different person,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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ST. LOUIS – As his teammates swarmed for a midcourt celebration after delivering Missouri its first loss this season, Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams stomped toward the scorers’ table wearing a scowl and vigorously shaking his blue jersey. “I was just thinking about my former guys,” he said of last season’s seniors, who never beat Missouri in four tries. The 65-64 victory was the first in the Braggin’ Rights series for all the Illini players and coaching staff. Senior Joseph Bertrand tweeted a photo of himself with the trophy to last season’s seniors, asking, “U mad?” Coach John Groce, who broke out his orange blazer for the game, said his eyes welled after the game. RIGHTS CONTINUED ON B5

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PHILADELPHIA – When kickoff arrived Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field, the Bears found themselves sitting on the doorstep of a golden opportunity. A wild afternoon around the league that included dramatic home losses by the Packers and Lions positioned the Bears to win the NFC North with a victory over the Eagles. Adding to the equation, the Eagles had nothing to play for in the NFC East chase, with a Week 17 title showdown against the Cowboys already set, regardless of Sunday night’s result. One crisp performance on the road in prime time, and the Bears could have punched their ticket into January’s playoff party. Instead? They opened with their most inept quarter all season, falling into an early 21-0 ditch and never recovering as the Eagles piled on for a 54-11 thrashing.

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MANLUS – Football has been a big part of Jeff Ohlson’s life for as long as he can remember. He’s come to realize, however, there’s just not enough time in the day to stay actively involved anymore. Ohlson submitted his resignation as head football coach at Bureau Valley High School after 6 years at last Monday’s school board meeting. He will remain on staff as activities director and as a physical education teacher. “There’s not enough hours in the day,” Ohlson Jeff said. “I made a Ohlson decision to conBureau Valley centrate being a full-time teacher and activities director. And I’ve got two kids at home and a wife. I’ve got to fit hours in the day for them. I don’t want them to be neglected. There needed to be some things removed from my plate.” Ohslon and his wife, Christy, are the parents of Zachary, an eighth-grader, and Anne, a second-grader.

s4HE.&#.ORTHTITLE comes down to next week’s game between the Bears and Packers at Soldier Field. Now, the Bears face their own winner-takeall division clash with the Packers on Sunday at Soldier Field. To retain any hope for that one, they’ll first have to convince themselves Sunday night’s face plant was an aberration, and not a sobering reminder of their many glaring weaknesses. So plentiful were the early gaffes, it was easy to lose count.

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POLO – Clinging to a one-point lead with 3 minutes left in the third quarter, Prophetstown struck. Make that, Heather Strike struck. First, the Prophets’ junior guard drained a 3-pointer from the left wing. Moments later, she was fouled on another 3-point attempt and made all three free throws, propelling Prophetstown to a 50-41 win over Byron on Saturday evening in the championship game of the Polo Tournament. Strike’s quick six points, followed by teammate Corrie Reiley’s driving bucket, suddenly gave the Prophets (12-2) a 35-26 lead with 1:45 left in the third quarter. “When I was in the moment, I felt like I should shoot,” said Strike, who scored a team-high 13

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Star of the game: Heather Strike, Prophetstown, 13 points Up next: Prophetstown tournament, Thursday – Prophetstown vs. West Carroll, 9 a.m. & Prophetstown vs. Rockford Christian, 7 p.m. points. “If we’re open, our coach [Don Robinson] tells us to shoot ... and I was open, so I shot it.” The Tigers (11-2) worked within four on five different occasions in the fourth quarter, but Prophetstown, which won its second straight Polo title, fended off each charge. Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com Byron cut it to four for the last time at 41-37, Prophetstown’s Clare Kramer (right) looks to pass against when 6-foot-2 junior Ellie Lehne hit one of two Byron’s Ellie Lehne during the championship game Saturday free throws with 1:17 to play. afternoon at the Polo Tournament. The Prophets won the title, STRIKING CONTINUED ON B2 beating the Tigers 50-41. GIRLS BASKETBALL

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Sterling High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boys swimming team took top honors in the 10-team Lopin Relays on Saturday at Rockford East High School. The Golden Warriors amassed 157 points, 12 more than runner-up Moline. Belvidere (143), McHenry (121), and Rockford Christian (118) rounded out the top five. Leading the way for the Sterling were a pair of event winners. Nick Mattox and Blake Ruiz combined for a time of 4 minutes, 44.03 seconds to win the 400 medley relay, while Lucas Campbell and Sam Wike teamed up for a time of 48.58 to take the 100 freestyle relay. The Golden Warriors also took second place in the 200 freshsoph medley, 200 medley, 400 freestyle (2x200), 200 butterfly (2x200), 200 breaststroke (2x100) and 400 freestyle relays. Wrestling Panthers 2nd at own invite:

Paced by individual champions Jared Cole (145 pounds) and Dylan Binion (152), Erie-Prophetstown finished second in its own own invitational with 168 points, six fewer than Sherrard. Rounding out the top five were Illini Bluffs (160), Morrison (154), and Newman (129). Cole won a 10-1 decision against Illini Bluffsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Zach Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, while Binion was a 5-0 winner against Morrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Austin Keller. Taking second for E-P were Nick Williams (170) and Noah Eads (195). Placing third were Josh Bowling (120) and Seth Montgomery (160). Morrison had a pair of champi-

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Jared Cole & Dylan Binion %0 WON TITLESATOWNINVITE Dylan Keller & Austin Shoup -ORRISON WONTITLESAT%0 Brady Rude & Bryce Ivey .EWMAN WONTITLESAT%0 Jevon Hey 2& WONTITLEAT%0 Jason Bontz & Ryan Leffelman !MBOY WONTITLESAT3TILLMAN Jeff Casey 7# WONTITLEAT3TILLMAN ons in 132-pounder Dylan Keller and 182-pounder Austin Shoup. Keller won a 7-4 decision against Fultonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cole Grant, while Shoup pinned Sherrardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jon Stoops in 3:43. Taking second for the Mustangs were Austin Keller at 152 and Tyler Todd at 220. Newman had a pair of champions in Brady Rude (160) and Bryce Ivey (170). Rude won a 7-0 decision against Poloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ethan Cain, while Ivey needed just 39 seconds to pin E-Pâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Williams. Rock Falls had one champion in Jevon Hey. The 113-pounder was a 3-1 winner against Rockford Lutheranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Austin Grant.

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felman each won their weight classes to help Amboy finish eighth at the 13-team Stillman Valley tournament. The Clippers had 89 points. Sandwich (185.5), Maine South (167), Mercer County (154.5), Stillman Valley (148.5), and LenaWinslow (112.5) were the top five squads. Bontz won an 11-4 decision over Maine Southâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alec Basso in

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the 152-pound finals, while Leffelman took a 6-5 decision from Lena-Winslowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sean Cory at 170 pounds. Oregon was ninth as a team with 72 points. The lone finalist for the Hawks was 195-pounder Tyler Blume, who was pinned by Sandwichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kyle Eighner in 4:33. West Carroll had a champion in 126-pounder Jeff Casey. He won by pin in 2:14 over Lisleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Danny Grant. Girls bowling Dixon fifth in DeKalb: The Dixon Duchesses placed fifth out of 12 teams at the DeKalb tournament with a pin total of 5,239 in six games. Sterling was ninth with 5,058. Waubonsie Valley won the meet with 6,053. Dixon had four bowlers finish within 29 pins of each other. Katlyn Bay led the way with a 1,086. She was followed by Emily Quacoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,084, and Ashley Currierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,068. Jenna Longan was right behind with a 1,057. Sterling got big days from Magan Tintori at 1,157 and Destinee Howard 1,129. Erin Tabor added a 1,049.

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The Prophetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Shelby Adams missed two free throws before a Tiger turnover. Lehne fouled out, and Adams hit two free throws with 48 seconds left, making it 47-41. Byronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mayson Whipple (15 points) missed a 3-pointer, and Prophetstown finished the scoring with a free throw from Clare Kramer and two more from Adams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The team, one through 11, is pretty balanced,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was hard for me early in the year to decide who starts and who plays where, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re starting to find their roles. I have confidence in all of them.â&#x20AC;? The Tigers scored the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first five points, then fell behind, but led 16-11 after one quarter. Byronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last lead was 16-15, 2 minutes into the second quarter. The Prophets took the lead for good when Kassi Henrekin knocked down a 3-pointer from the right wing to make it 18-16 with 5:46 left in the first half. Prophetstown led 22-18 at the break. Lehne scored a game-high 17 points, 15 coming in the second half. She was saddled with foul trouble in the first half. Lehne sat the last 2:04 of the first quarter after picking up her second foul. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been playing with each other for a long time, so our team chemistry is really kicking in,â&#x20AC;? said the 5-9 Kramer, who scored 12 points and had the task of containing Lehne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just one or two people scoring a lot. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a balanced team effort.â&#x20AC;? Lehne returned at the 4:34 mark of the second quarter, but picked up her third foul just over a minute later, with 3:02 on the clock, and sat the remainder of the half. Reiley contributed eight points, four assists and four steals. Adams scored all eight of her points in the second half, and pulled down six rebounds. The Prophets also got a solid Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com performance from Karlie Stafford, who grabbed a team-high Prophetstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shelby Adams shoots the ball over the outstretched nine rebounds and scored six arm of a Byron defender during Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship game at the Polo Tournament. Prophetstown won 50-41. points.

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SATURDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Winter tournament schedules Colmone Classic Red Pool: (ALL   &IELDCREST   1UEST!CADEMY  3TARK#OUNTY  White Pool: 3T"EDE  "UREAU6ALLEY   -ENDOTA  (ALL*6  Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s3T"EDE "UREAU6ALLEY s-ENDOTA (ALL*6 s(ALL 3TARK#OUNTY Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s3TARK#OUNTY 1UEST!CADEMY s"UREAU6ALLEY (ALL*6 s(ALL &IELDCREST /4 Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results sTHPLACE 1UEST!CADEMY (ALL*6 sTHPLACE 3TARK#OUNTY "UREAU6ALLEY  sRDPLACE 3T"EDE &IELDCREST s#HAMPIONSHIP (ALL -ENDOTA Chuck Dayton tournament in DeKalb Pool A: $E+ALB   -ARMION   3CHURZ  "ELVIDERE.ORTH  Pool B:7EST#HICAGO  3TERLING  4HORNRIDGE  (ARLEM  Pool C:"ELVIDERE  7INNEBAGO  $U3ABLE  2OCHELLE  Pool D: (INSDALE 3OUTH   'ENESEO   -OLINE  (AMPSHIRE  Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s7EST#HICAGO (ARLEM s(INSDALE3OUTH -OLINE /4 s4HORNRIDGE 3TERLING s"ELVIDERE $U3ABLE s-ARMION "ELVIDERE.ORTH s7INNEBAGO 2OCHELLE s$E+ALB 3CHURZ s3TERLING (ARLEM s(INSDALE3OUTH (AMPSHIRE s7EST#HICAGO 4HORNRIDGE s$U3ABLE 2OCHELLE s-ARMION 3CHURZ s"ELVIDERE 7INNEBAGO s'ENESEO (AMPSHIRE s$E+ALB "ELVIDERE.ORTH Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s7INNEBAGOVS$U3ABLE AM s3CHURZVS"ELVIDERE.ORTH AM s-OLINEVS'ENESEO AM s'ENESEOVS(INSDALE3OUTH  s(AMPSHIREVS-OLINE  s7EST#HICAGOVS3TERLING  s"ELVIDEREVS2OCHELLE  s$E+ALBVS-ARMION  * Games on Dec. 26 and Dec. 27, TBD Plano tournament Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s'AME ,ISLEVS!URORA#HRISTIAN AM s'AME (INCKLEY "IG2OCKVS.EWARK AM s'AME 7ILMINGTONVS-ENDOTA  s'AME &ORRESTONVS3ANDWICH  s 'AME  2OCKFORD #HRISTIAN VS )NDIAN #REEK  s'AME 0RINCETONVS0LANO  s'AME 3TREATORVS9ORKVILLE  s'AME 3OMONAUKVS3T"EDE  Thursday, Dec. 26 s'AME ,OSER'AMEVS,OSER'AME   s'AME ,OSER'AMEVS,OSER'AME   s'AME ,OSER'AMEVS,OSER'AME   s'AME ,OSER'AMEVS,OSER'AME   s 'AME  'ENOA +INGSTON VS 7INNER 'AME AM s'AME +ANELANDVS7INNER'AME AM s 'AME  3ENECA VS 7INNER 'AME   s'AME /TTAWAVS7INNER'AME  s 'AME  -ORRIS VS 7INNER 'AME   s'AME #OAL#ITYVS7INNER'AME  s'AME $IXONVS7INNER'AME  s'AME "URLINGTON#ENTRALVS7INNER 'AME * Games Dec. 27-30, TBD Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Chuck Dayton Tournament at DeKalb

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ROCK FALLS 47, WINNEBAGO 32 WINNEBAGO (2-11, 0-3 BNC West) .IDAY  /2OURKE  "URKHART     7ILLIAMS     3TEFFENHAGEN     -ISURACA     -ONTI     -OLLER     #ALTAGERONE     Totals: 13 5-12 32. ROCK FALLS (6-6, 1-2) #HELSI"LAIR  $ALLAS#LEVENGER   +ARA.EHRKORN  $ANICA&ORTUNE   "AILEY3CHRADER  %MILY3AUER   3YDNIE.AILOR  "AILEY,ESE MAN  "AILIE3MITH  4ERRISA 7ILLETT Totals: 16 12-24 47. 7INNEBAGO     Â&#x2C6;  2OCK&ALLS     Â&#x2C6;  3s n 7INNEBAGO  #ALTAGERONE 2OCK &ALLS"LAIR .EHRKORN  Polo tournament Championship game

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Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sam Lambrigtsen goes in for a layup as Morrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brandi Hosford defends Saturday afternoon during the third-place game at the Polo Tournament. Lambrigtsen led all scorers with 21 points, and the Hawks defeated the Fillies 46-36.

MILLEDGEVILLE 62, POLO 56 POLO (1-12) (ANNAH 'ROBE     #ARLY (INRICHS     -ADISON -ERDIAN     0AIGE ,UST     %MILY $ITZLER     *OZI 'ROBE  +EELEY-EYER  !LEX 3TERENBERG Totals: 22 8-11 56. MILLEDGEVILLE (3-11) 3HAUNA&REDERICK  4AYLOR'RENOBLE   -ORGAN!DOLPH  +AY LEIGH,EDDY  +ENDRA3CHAVE   #OURTNEY3WALVE Totals: 20 16-28 62. 0OLO     Â&#x2C6;  -ILLEDGEVILLE     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0OLO  -ERDIAN  -ILLEDGEVILLE  'RENOBLE &REDERICK !DOLPH  Pearl City tournament Championship

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Hawks fly to 3rd at Polo Rockets pick up first BNC West win of season "Y36-3PORTS3TAFF

Sam Lambrigtsen scored 21 points to lead Oregon to third place at the Polo Tournament on Saturday, as the Hawks defeated the Morrison Fillies 46-36. McKaylee Beeter added eight points for Oregon (9-4), while Emy Wright hit a pair of 3-pointers for six points. The Hawks led 18-13 after one quarter and 32-20 at halftime, then hung on from there. Lakin Goodman and Ashley Greul scored nine points apiece for the Fillies (7-6), who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hit a 3 in the game and made just eight of their 21 free throws. Chelsea Eads and Alyssa Canales each scored six.

Forreston 59, West Carroll 31: The Cardinals

dropped in nine 3-pointers on the Thunder in taking fifth place at Polo. Rachel Walton hits five 3s and led Forreston (6-6) with 17 points. Maggie Curry added 15 points. Abby Maike scored 12 for West Carroll (3-8), and Demi Hess added 10.

Milledgeville 62, Polo 5 6 : Taylor Grenoble

tossed in 23 points, hitting four 3-pointers, and Courtney Swalve added 11 points as the Missiles (3-11) topped the Marcos for seventh place at the Polo tournement. For Polo (1-12), Alex Sterenberg had 17 points, and Madison Merdian added 14.

Rock Falls 47, Winnebago 32: Emily Sauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

double-double lifted the Rockets to their first Big Northern West win of the season. Sauer scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Rock Falls (6-6, 1-2), which outscored

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Taylor Grenoble, -ILLEDGEVILLE POINTS  POINTERS Parker Neuhalfen "6 POINTS  POINTERS Sam Lambrigtsen, /REGON POINTS Hannah Hake, %ASTLAND POINTS

the teams were tied at 24 at halftime. Morgan Wheelwright hit four 3s and scored 19 points for the Wildcats (7-2), while Katie Schnitzler chipped in 15 points.

Boys basketball DeKalb tournament Thornridge 45, Sterling 41: The Golden Warriors

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There was the quick three-and-out on the opening possession, which was followed by Adam Podlesh’s shanked 25-yard punt. Which was followed by an all-too-easy 43-yard Eagles touchdown drive, leading to Devin Hester’s fumble on the ensuing kickoff, which allowed LeSean McCoy to finish a 39-yard TD drive with a 1-yard run, which … Well, you get the point. Skipped passes. Blown protections. A defense that offered less resistance than a gentle spring breeze. Even with the return of Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs, the Bears were pummeled in every phase. By the time the Bears offense picked up its first first down, with a minute left in the opening quarter, the Eagles already had 149 total yards and a 21-point lead. Offensively, the Eagles addled the Bears with misdirection and tempo and well-designed pass plays on their way to 246 first-half yards. Defensively, the Eagles’ attacking 3-4 also caught the Bears wide-eyed and flat-footed, with quarterback Jay Cutler sacked a season-high five times and failing to find a rhythm. The only points the Bears scored in the first half came on Robbie Gould’s 50-yard field goal as time expired. Against the NFL’s 30thranked defense, the Bears reached the end zone only once, on the final play of the third quarter. They went three-and-out on their first two possessions, and didn’t cross midfield until 7:45 remained before halftime. Forte’s first run of the second half, from the Bears 1, went for a loss, a safety, and the first of several salt-in-the-wounds scores by the Eagles.

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Packers quarterback Matt Flynn is sacked by the Steelers’ Lawrence Timmons (94) during the first half Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers lost 38-31, setting up a showdown next weekend with the Bears for the NFC North title.

Rough day in NFC North Packers, Lions, Vikings all lose; Lions out of playoff race "Y4HE!SSOCIATED0RESS

Le’Veon Bell scored a 1-yard touchdown with 1:28 left and the Pittsburgh Steelers withstood Green Bay’s last throw into the end zone in a wild, 38-31 win Sunday at Lambeau Field. It’s a long shot, but the Steelers (7-8) are still mathematically in the hunt for an AFC wildcard spot. They need a lot of help. The loss by Green Bay (7-7-1), coupled with the loss by Chicago (8-7) in the Sunday night game in Philadelphia, means the Packers and Bears will play for all the marbles in the NFC North next Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. Bell’s TD came soon after scrambling Packers quarterback Matt Flynn fumbled while being tackled by Troy Polamalu. The Steelers recovered at the Packers 17, and scored five plays later. Micah Hyde’s 70-yard kickoff return to the Steelers 31 gave the Packers one last chance.

The Giants (6-9) overcame Eli Manning’s interception late in regulation, and Andre Brown’s fumble on the opening possession in overtime to win for G i a n t s 2 3 , L i o n s the second time in five 20, OT: Josh Brown’s games. Bengals 42, Vikings 14: 45-yard field goal on the third drive of overtime Vincent Rey returned an gave New York the win interception 25 yards in Detroit, and knocked for a touchdown, and the Lions (7-8) from Andy Dalton threw four postseason consider- TD passes as Cincinnati ation. They lost for the clinched the AFC North. fifth time in six games, The Bengals (10-5) blowing fourth-quarter remained perfect at leads in each setback home and secured an that might seal Jim unprecedented third straight playoff appearSchwartz’s fate. The embattled coach ance when Miami lost at chose to play for over- Buffalo. time by running out Then, the Bengals won the clock with 23 sec- the division when the onds and two timeouts left from the Detroit 25. When the crowd reacted with a chorus of boos, Schwartz turned his head toward the stands and appeared to angrily shout back at the fans. Schwartz has lost nine straight games in December or January, leading to his job being in jeopardy. Green Bay got to the 1, but after a Packers penalty, the game ended when Flynn’s pass to Jarrett Boykin sailed incomplete in the end zone.

Ravens fell to the Patriots. In his past four home games, Dalton has thrown for five, three, three and four touchdowns. The Bengals have topped 40 points in each of their past four home games, a club record. The Vikings (4-10-1) had knocked off playoff contenders Chicago and Philadelphia in the past 3 weeks. But even with Adrian Peterson back from a foot injury, they couldn’t keep up. The Vikings had allowed the secondmost points in the league heading into the game. They gave up 40 for the third time this season.

Ohlson, a former Princeton High School and North Park University football player, came to Bureau Valley in the fall of 1997. He was an assistant on the Storm football staff under John McKenzie, Jason Kirby, and Dave Moore before stepping up as head coach in 2008 when Moore moved to neighboring Princeton. In his first 3 years at the helm, Ohlson guided the Storm to three straight playoff appearances, with a combined 23-9 record. His first team went 10-2, reaching the 3A quarterfinals with a win in four overtimes over Morrison before bowing out to Immaculate Conception 41-8. The Storm also won the Big Rivers championship in 2008. Overall, Ohlson’s Storm posted a 32-27 record, finishing 3-6 this fall. He also served as head girls basketball coach for 9 years, and last spring resumed his duties as weight coach for the track and field squad. “I enjoyed coaching. I loved coaching football. I’ve coached a lot of things in my time. But now I guess I get to coach coaches on a full-time basis,” he said. “It’s time to move on to another chapter in my life.” Ohlson said he assumes he’ll be involved in the hiring process of his successor. He told his assistants his plans to step down, but said he is unaware of any interest on staff for the job at this time.

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EAGLES 54, BEARS 11 Chicago 0HILADELPHIA

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Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Ohio St. 0-0 .000 12-0 1.000 Wisconsin 0-0 .000 12-0 1.000 -ICHIGAN3T       Illinois 0-0 .000 10-2 .833 Iowa 0-0 .000 11-2 .846 Minnesota 0-0 .000 10-2 .833 )NDIANA       0URDUE       Nebraska 0-0 .000 8-3 .727 0ENN3T       Michigan 0-0 .000 7-4 .636 .ORTHWESTERN       Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results )LLINOIS -ISSOURI -ICHIGAN 3TANFORD -ICHIGAN3T 4EXAS Nebraska 77, The Citadel 62 Ohio St. 64, Notre Dame 61 Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results )NDIANA +ENNESAW3T )OWA !RKANSAS 0INE"LUFF .ORTHWESTERN "ROWN 0ENN3T -OUNT3AINT-ARYS Purdue 70, W. Virginia 73 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Louisiana-Monroe at Ohio St., 6 p.m. DePaul at Northwestern, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 Prairie View A&M at Wisconsin, 1 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Illinois, 1 p.m. Nebraska at Cincinnati, 3 p.m. .EW/RLEANSAT-ICHIGAN3T PM (OLY#ROSSAT-ICHIGAN PM Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

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ILLINOIS 65, No. 23 MISSOURI 64 ILLINOIS (10-2) "ERTRAND   !BRAMS   2ICE   %GWU   %KEY 3-6 0-0 8, Tate 1-4 0-0 2, Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0, Nunn 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 23-57 11-18 65. MISSOURI (10-1) 7ILLIAMS )))      #LARKSON      "ROWN   2OSS   2OSBURG   #LARK   #RISWELL   Totals 22-49 12-18 64. Halftimeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Illinois 31-27. 3sâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Illinois 8-22 %GWU  %KEY  "ERTRAND  .UNN 1-3, Abrams 1-4, Rice 1-6, Tate 0-1), MisSOURI "ROWN  #LARKSON  #LARK 1-1, Criswell 1-2, Ross 1-4). Reboundsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; )LLINOIS  !BRAMS "ERTRAND  -ISSOURI 2OSS Assistsn)LLINOIS"ERTRAND -ISSOURI#LARKSON Foulsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Illinois 16, Missouri 17.

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Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 11 14 .440 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; "OSTON     "ROOKLYN    Â&#x17E; .EW9ORK    Â&#x17E; 0HILADELPHIA    Â&#x17E; Southeast Division W L Pct GB -IAMI    Â&#x2C6; !TLANTA    Â&#x17E; 7ASHINGTON    Â&#x17E; #HARLOTTE     /RLANDO    Â&#x17E; Central Division W L Pct GB )NDIANA    Â&#x2C6; Detroit 13 16 .448 10 #HICAGO    Â&#x17E; #LEVELAND    Â&#x17E; Milwaukee 6 21 .222 16

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Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 21 6 .778 (OUSTON    $ALLAS    .EW/RLEANS    -EMPHIS    Northwest Division W L Pct 0ORTLAND    /KLAHOMA#ITY    $ENVER    -INNESOTA    5TAH    Pacific Division W L Pct ,!#LIPPERS    0HOENIX    'OLDEN3TATE    ,!,AKERS    Sacramento 8 18 .308 Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results -EMPHIS .EW9ORK 7ASHINGTON "OSTON 3ACRAMENTO /RLANDO (OUSTON $ETROIT 5TAH #HARLOTTE Chicago 100, Cleveland 84 Milwaukee 116, Philadelphia 106 Oklahoma City 113, San Antonio 100 Phoenix 123, Dallas 108 Portland 110, New Orleans 107 Golden State 102, L.A. Lakers 83 ,!#LIPPERS $ENVER Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results )NDIANA "OSTON 4ORONTO /KLAHOMA#ITY Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, late Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games New York at Orlando, 6 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 6:30 p.m. )NDIANAAT"ROOKLYN PM Dallas at Houston, 7 p.m. 5TAHAT-EMPHIS PM Toronto at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 8 p.m. .EW/RLEANSAT3ACRAMENTO PM

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Bulls roll past Cavs Chicago fires on all cylinders at United Center BY K.C. JOHNSON Chicago Tribune

The Bulls are 1-0 when they start D.J. Augustin, Tony Snell, Mike Dunleavy, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah. And, yes, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lighthearted approach to their dominant 100-84 victory over the Cavaliers Saturday night at the United Center. In a misery-filled and injury-plagued stretch that had featured 13 losses in 16 games, the Bulls not only avoided their first five-game home losing streak since March 2010, they experienced the rare laugher while doing so. With Luol Deng, Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich joining Derrick Rose as out, the Bulls unveiled their 13th starting lineup in just their 26th game. This one clicked immediately, finishing with 27 assists and season-high 53.6 percent shooting as the Bulls hit the century mark for the first time since beating the Heat on Dec. 5. Given that the Bulls had failed to crack 40 percent shooting in six of their last eight games, only Benny the Bull might have expected this offensive outburst that included 10 3-pointers and season-best 66.7 percent shooting from long range. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved us offensively,â&#x20AC;? coach Tom Thibodeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ball movement

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Bulls guard D.J. Augustin (14) fires a pass Saturday against the Cavaliers at the United Center. Augustin had 18 points and 10 assists in the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 100-84 win. Star of the game: $*!UGUSTIN "ULLS 18 points, 10 assists, REBOUNDS Up next:"ULLSAT.ETS 11 a.m. Wednesday TV/Radio: ESPN/ 1000 AM was sharp and quick, with high-percentage shots and guys sharing the ball.â&#x20AC;? Augustin played all but the final 96 seconds, finishing with 18 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. That included an unexpected, 10-minute-plus, first-half stretch pairing Augustin with Marquis Teague. Midway through the fourth quarter, Augustin experienced cramping in

his right hamstring from his heavy minutes as he walked off for a timeout. Remember, he had fallen out of the Raptorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rotation completely. But he slammed an energy drink and played through it. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running with this opportunity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the NBA is about,â&#x20AC;? Augustin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never know what can happen. You have to take advantage of the opportunities. I love it here. I just let the game come to me. I tried to push it and find my teammates and open things up for myself. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m feeling very comfortable.â&#x20AC;? The entire starting five and reserve Taj Gibson all hit double figures for the Bulls.

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BULLS 100, CAVALIERS 84 CLEVELAND (84) 'EE      4HOMPSON      "YNUM      )RVING      -ILES   *ACK   6AREJAO    $ELLAVEDOVA   #LARK    +ARASEV   :ELLER   6, Sims 0-1 0-0 0, Felix 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-90 8-9 84. CHICAGO (100) $UNLEAVY      "OOZER      .OAH   !UGUSTIN    3NELL   'IBSON   Teague 1-2 0-0 3, Mohammed 2-4 2-2 6, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-69 16-24 100. #LEVELAND     Â&#x2C6;  #HICAGO     Â&#x2C6; 3sn#LEVELAND $ELLAVEDOVA  *ACK   )RVING   &ELIX   -ILES   #LARK   +ARASEV  #HICAGO 3NELL  Augustin 4-6, Teague 1-1). Reboundsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; #LEVELAND  "YNUM 4HOMPSON  #HICAGO.OAH Assistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Cleveland 21 *ACK #HICAGO!UGUSTIN Foulsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cleveland 20, Chicago 14. Technicalsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; #LEVELANDDEFENSIVETHREESECOND #HICAGO DEFENSIVETHREESECOND

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF "OSTON      4AMPA"AY      -ONTREAL      $ETROIT      4ORONTO      /TTAWA      &LORIDA      "UFFALO      Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF 0ITTSBURGH      7ASHINGTON      .EW*ERSEY      0HILADELPHIA      Carolina 14 14 8 36 83 N.Y. Rangers 17 18 2 36 86 #OLUMBUS      .9)SLANDERS     

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Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA #HICAGO       3T,OUIS       Colorado 23 10 2 48 102 83 -INNESOTA       $ALLAS       7INNIPEG       Nashville 16 16 4 36 83 103 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA !NAHEIM       ,OS!NGELES       3AN*OSE       6ANCOUVER       0HOENIX       #ALGARY       %DMONTON       Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results Los Angeles 3, Colorado 2, SO $ETROIT 4ORONTO 3/ San Jose 3, Dallas 2, SO Pittsburgh 4, Calgary 3 Phoenix 4, Ottawa 3, OT .EW*ERSEY 7ASHINGTON /4 Columbus 6, Philadelphia 3 Montreal 4, Nashville 3, OT "OSTON "UFFALO 4AMPA"AY #AROLINA /4 !NAHEIM .9)SLANDERS St. Louis 6, Edmonton 0 Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results N.Y. Rangers 4, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 2, Winnipeg 1 Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games 0HOENIXAT"UFFALO PM Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Washington, 6 p.m. Columbus at Carolina, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. 4AMPA"AYAT&LORIDA PM Minnesota at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 7 p.m. "OSTONAT.ASHVILLE PM St. Louis at Calgary, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. $ALLASAT,OS!NGELES PM #OLORADOAT3AN*OSE PM

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Missouriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Johnathan Williams III (center) goes up for a rebound with Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nnanna Egwu (left) and Joseph Bertrand during Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game in St. Louis. Illinois won 65-64.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel indebted to those guys,â&#x20AC;? Groce said of last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They wanted to win the game just as badly as our guys did tonight.â&#x20AC;? The Illini (10-2) certainly worked for Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victory. Abrams scored a season-high 22 points, including two free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining to clinch the victory. In a thrilling finish, No. 23 Missouri (10-1) took the lead twice on 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes. After Illini forward Jon Ekey hit a 3 and Rayvonte Rice made a free throw to provide a 63-61 cushion, Tigers guard Jabari Brown answered with a 3 with only 15 seconds remaining. The Illini drew up a play for Rice, but he fumbled the ball. Abrams came up with it in the lane, but lost it out of bounds on a

Star of the game: Tracy Abrams, Illinois, 22 points, 6 rebounds Key performers: Rayvonte Rice, Illinois, 14 points, 4 rebounds; Jordan Clarkson, MisSOURI POINTS  assists, 6 rebounds Bertrand watch: POINTS FOR &'S  FOR S REBOUNDS OFFENSIVE ASSISTS STEALS TURNOVERSIN MINUTES Up next:)LLINOISVS5)# ATTHE5NITED#ENTER 1 p.m. Saturday spin move as Johnathan Williams fouled him. Asked if he was trying to make something out of nothing on the play, Abrams said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No. I was being aggressive and finding a way to get to the lane, and they fouled me.â&#x20AC;? He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fazed heading to the line, either. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went up pretty confident I would make them,â&#x20AC;? he said. After he sank them,

Missouri botched the inbounds pass, which went off Jordan Clarkson before he recovered it, and Tony Criswell missed a long 3-point try at the buzzer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is emotionally draining,â&#x20AC;? Clarkson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough way to lose. But we got to have short-term memory.â&#x20AC;? The Illini fell behind 8-0 at the start of the game, and again 15-6. Groce called it a â&#x20AC;&#x153;critical juncture,â&#x20AC;? as the Illini asserted themselves with a 10-point run. Rice added 14 points for the Illini, while Clarksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game-high 25 led the Tigers. The Illini were coming off a loss to then-No. 15 Oregon, and Groce bemoaned the way the team had been finishing games. Against Missouri, they never let up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a heck of a win for us,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really proud of them for the plays they made at the end.â&#x20AC;?


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The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1218921 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23, 2013

Commonly known as: 901 W. 18th St., Sterling,, IL 61081 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue February 6, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the main entrance lobby at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount is $70,436.56. 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 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar 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 Dec. 23, 30, 2013 & Jan. 6, 2014

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BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs.

Cory J. Johnson; Jamie A. Johnson; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 16 Property Address: 1500 Sycamore Drive, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE

UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF M. DIANE SANCHEZ, DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF M. DIANE SANCHEZ, DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF M. DIANE SANCHEZ, DECEASED, FRANCISCO M. SANCHEZ aka FRANCISCO SANCHEZ and WILLIAM BUTCHER, as Special Representative of M. DIANE SANCHEZ, deceased, and PATRICK SANCHEZ, Defendants. 12-CH-142 Property Address: 901 W. 18th St. Sterling, IL 61081

Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on October 30, 2013, I, Sheriff, Kelly C. Wilhelmi of Whiteside County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 6, 2014 , commencing at 10am, at The Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270Notice of . 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 EAST 25 FEET OF LOT M-26 AND THE WEST 75 FEET OF LOT M25 IN MARTIN ESTATES SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 22, PART OF THE SOUTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 23, PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, AND PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE PREMISES DESCRIBED IN A DEED FROM CARL E. SHELDON, EXECUTOR AND TRUSTEE OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN W. MARTIN, DECEASED, AND JACOB CANTLIN, EXECUTOR AND TRUSTEE OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARTIN, DECEASED, TO JAMES J. MCMAHON DATED FEBRUARY 21, 1934 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 24, 1934 IN BOOK 281, PAGE 549 IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS (WHICH IS DESCRIBED AS: A PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 23, AND A PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A STONE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE NORTH ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 23, 407.32 FEET; THENCE WEST 1316.5 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE SOUTH ON WEST LINE AND ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 26, 644.54 FEET; THENCE EAST 1315.5 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 26, 252.04 FEET SOUTH OF THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH ON SAID EAST LINE OF SAID WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, 252.04 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, SITUATED IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS); AND RUNNING THENCE EAST ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID PREMISES DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED 991.5 FEET, AND THENCE SOUTH AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID PREMISES 180 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 25 OF SAID MCMAHON'S SUBDIVISION FOR A PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE WEST AND PARALLEL WITH SAID 'NORTH LINE 25 FEET; THENCE SOUTH AND PARALLEL WITH SAID EAST LINE 150 FEET; THENCE EAST AND PARALLEL WITH SAID NORTH LINE 25 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 25; THENCE CONTINUING EAST PARALLEL WITH SAID NORTH LINE 75 FEET; THENCE NORTH PARALLEL WITH THE SAID EAST LINE 150 FEET; THENCE WEST ON THE SAID NORTH LINE 75 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF WHITESIDE, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1500 Sycamore Drive, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071 P.I.N.: 11-23-354-003 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $116278.00 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 Whiteside 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. 23, 30, 2013, Jan. 6, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY - DIXON, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIESCORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-Z PLAINTIFF VS MARIA GALLEGOS A/K/A MARIA T GALLEGOS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EQUIFIRST CORPORATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 44 1905 MELUGINS GROVE ROAD ROCHELLE, IL 61068 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 23, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER, 189.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 42' 00" EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER 380.00 FEET; THENCE EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER, 189.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 42' 00" WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 380.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 17-05-10-300-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1905 MELUGINS GROVE ROAD ROCHELLE, IL 61068 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $187,464.10. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1305453 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Judgment of the above Court entered on October 25, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Lot 2 in Block 4, of Shinkle and Bushman Subdivision being part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 16, also part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 17, all in Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M., in the City of Sterling, according to Plat recorded in the Recorder's Office of Whiteside County, Illinois, in Book 8 of Plats, Page 233. Permanent Index Number: 11-16-357-002 Commonly known as: 901 W. 18th St., Sterling,, IL 61081 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue February 6, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the main entrance lobby at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, Illinois. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount is $70,436.56. 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 Dec. 23, 30, 2013 & Jan. 6, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS SAUK VALLEY BANK & TRUST CO., Plaintiff, v. No. 13 CH 183 ST JOSHUA I. GRIMES, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: The East Half of the North 100 feet of the following tract: Part of the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M., Whiteside County, Illinois, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point 1601 feet South of the South line of U.S. Route 30 and 987 feet West of the East line of said Section 31; thence West parallel with the South line of said U.S. Route No. 30, 300 feet; thence South parallel with the East line of said Section 31, 235 feet; thence East parallel with the South line of said Section 31, 300 feet; thence North parallel with the East line of said Section 31, 235 feet to the place of beginning. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 61071

3506 D Street, Rock Falls, IL

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

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WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS BRIAN DOBSON A/K/A BRIAN C DOBSON; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 141 101 7TH STREET PAW PAW, IL 61353 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 23, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: PART OF LOTS 1 AND 5, BLOCK 1 OF ROGERS SECOND ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF PAW PAW, LEE COUNTY ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1 OF ROGERS SECOND ADDITION, 146.45 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 1; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 186.14 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE SAID WESTERLY LINE OF BLOCK 1 TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 5 IN SAID BLOCK 1, THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SAID NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 5 TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5, THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF LOT 5 TO A POINT 185 FEET NORTHEASTERLY FROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 5 TO THE SAID WESTERLY LINE OF LOT 5; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SAID WESTERLY LINE OF LOTS 5 AND 1 TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 22-18-10-405-013 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 101 7TH STREET PAW PAW, IL 61353 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $195,277.28. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1218921 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23, 2013 13-067573 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS MIDFIRST BANK PLAINTIFF,

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JEREMY CHEE; KANDE CHEE A/K/A KANDE LYNN HAYES A/K/A KANDE LYNN WARREN; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 100 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on October 2, 2013; Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL 61270, will on February 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Whiteside County Courthouse 200 East Knox Street 3rd Floor Lobby Morrison, IL 61270, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Whiteside County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: LOT 25 OF WATERS SUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOTS 12 AND 13 LOCATED IN THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 4TH P.M., ALL IN THE CITY OF STERLING, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1305 11th Avenue, Sterling, IL 61081 Permanent Index No.: 11-22-112-012I Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $77,036.71. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-171

December 23, 30, 2013, January 6, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is given that application has been made to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Regional Director, 1100 Walnut, Suite 2100 Kansas City, MO 64106, for the merger of: FREEDOM BANK 2403 North Locust Street Sterling, Illinois 61081 WITH AND INTO RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY BANK 6855 East Riverside Boulevard Rockford, Illinois 61111 It is currently contemplated that all offices of the above-named institutions will continue to be operated as branches of Riverside Community Bank immediately after the merger. Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his or her comments in writing with the regional director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at the appropriate FDIC office at 1100 Walnut, Suite 2100 Kansas City, MO 64106 not later than January 9, 2014. The nonconfidential portions of the application are on file at the appropriate FDIC office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the nonconfidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request. Dec. 10, 23, 2013, Jan. 6, 2014

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on December 3, 2013 A.D. a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Addiction Clothing located at 710 N. Galena Ave. Apt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021. Dated this 3rd day of December A.D. 2013. Cathy Myers COUNTY CLERK By Lori Miller, Deputy December 9, 16, 23, 2013


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GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF

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

NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF VS

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JAMES P. GARDNER; JOANNE E. GARDNER; EARTHMOVER CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 95 1825 QUAIL HOLLOW ROAD STEWARD, IL 60553 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 7, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 9 OF PERRY ROAD ESTATES, BEING A SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT FILED MAY 13, 1997 IN PLAT BOOK K, PAGE 52, SITUATED IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 01-06-14-376-001 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1825 QUAIL HOLLOW ROAD STEWARD, IL 60553 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $260,855.14. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1213444 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23. 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY MORRISON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS DAWN GERDES A/K/A DAWN N. GERDES; JACOB JOHN PAUL LEU A/K/A JACOB J. LEU; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 61 605 14TH AVENUE FULTON, IL 61252 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 2, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on February 6, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 14 IN RANGE 8, CITY OF FULTON, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 31. TAX NO. 01-28-331-007 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 605 14TH AVENUE FULTON, IL 61252 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED 1 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $61,501.36. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1303976 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 23, 30, 2013, Jan. 6, 2014

VERA HOWARD A/K/A VERA L HOWARD; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 103 404 EAST 9TH STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 2, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on February 6, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 6 IN BLOCK 3 IN PRATT'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF ROCK FALLS, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 11-27-377-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 404 EAST 9TH STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY TWO STORY WITH DETACHED TWO CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $64,051.28. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. 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Please refer to file #PA1226628 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 23, 30, 2013, Jan. 6, 2014 F11050391 CHOH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY- MORRISON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Darren F. Forbes; Amanda S. Forbes; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 11 CH 100 Property Address: 20829 Lincoln Road, Sterling, Illinois 61081 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 June 6, 2012, I, Sheriff, Kelly C. Wilhelmi of Whiteside County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 6, 2014 , commencing at 10AM , at The Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. 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Commonly known as: 20829 Lincoln Road, Sterling, Illinois 61081 P.I.N.: 10-19-477-002 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $172067.15 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 Whiteside 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. 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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARCIA L. TWADDELL, Deceased. No. 2013 P 139 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of Marcia L. Twaddell, of 1600 Riverdale Rd. Lot 10, Rock Falls, Illinois. Letters of office were issued to Matthew R. Ludens 431 Sunbeam Court, Stillman Valley, IL 61084 as Independent Executor, whose attorney of record is David W. Badger, of Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC, 215 E. First Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, or with the representative, or both, on or before the date which is six (6) months after the date of the first publication of this Claim Notice, or, if mailing or delivering of a notice from the representative is required by section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. By: Matthew R. Ludens Executor David W. Badger Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC 215 E. First Street P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 FAX Dec. 23, 30, 2013, Jan. 6, 2014 DIXON PARK DISTRICT RESOLUTION # 275 2014 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING DATES Notice of regular meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Dixon Park District. Whereas, it is necessary for a schedule of regular monthly meetings to be adopted by the Board of Commissioners to conduct the business of the District. Now therefore: be it and it is hereby resolved by the Dixon Park District Board of Commissioners of Lee County, Illinois, that the regular meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the Month except for November and December when the meeting will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Now therefore: be it and it is hereby resolved by the Dixon Park District Board of Commissioners of Lee County, Illinois, that the regular meetings are to be held at 804 Palmyra St., Dixon, Illinois on the following dates and times: All meetings held at 6:00 p.m. January 22, 2014 February 26, 2014 March 26, 2014 April 23, 2014 May 28, 2014 June 25, 2014 July 23, 2014 August 27, 2014 September 24, 2014 October 22, 2014 November 19, 2014 December 17, 2014 Approved: Ron Pritchard Attest: Shane Miller ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on December 17, 2013 A.D. A certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Lee County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as Eagle's Bluff Outfitters located at 650 Reynoldswood Road Dixon, IL 61021. Dated this 17th day of December A.D. 2013. Cathy Myers County Clerk By Lori Miller, Deputy December 23,30, January 6, 2013

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IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com Kreider Services is looking for volunteers in several programs. 1) Early Intervention (children under 3 yrs old)- entails preparation for play group sessions and assisting with outings. M & W 8am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon 2) Recreation program looking for people to help with outings or Special Olympics 3) Arts and Crafts helpers. If interested, please call Becky at 288-6691 ext 280 or stop into Kreider front desk for an application. Kreider mission: People reaching their fullest potential.

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LOVELAND MUSEUM... Are you interested in Dixon and local history, Civil War, Blackhawk War? Are you a people person? We are looking for people like you to help host our Museum one or more days a month. The Museum is open Thurs. & Fri. 9-2, Sat. 103. Interested? Please stop at the main office at the Loveland Community House between 8-4 Mon. thru Fri. to pick up an application and learn more. 513 W. Second St. 815-284 2741 lovelandcommunity house.org.

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JAMES P. GARDNER; JOANNE E. GARDNER; EARTHMOVER CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 95 1825 QUAIL HOLLOW ROAD STEWARD, IL 60553 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 7, 2013, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF in LEE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in OLD Lee County Courthouse112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, IL 61021, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of LEE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1825 QUAIL HOLLOW ROAD STEWARD, IL 60553 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $260,855.14. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1213444 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 9, 16, 23. 2013

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2BR Duplex, NE side. Stove, refrig., A/C. Full bsmt. Carport. $495/mo. + dep. No pets. 815-652-7470.

2BR Duplex, no pets. Info 815625-9638.

2BR Ranch Duplex Garage. No pets. Snowplowing-$550 815-973-2831

2BR upper, Dixon Dells. stove, refrig., air, garage w/ opener, basic cable & garbage p/u furnished, No Pets, Ref, & lease. $500/ mo. + $500 dep.815-652-2042.

815-284-2000 3 BR, 2 bath, new deck, new A/C & plumbing, applcs., storage shed, $19,500. 815-9735601

DIXON MANOR APTS- 2BR CLEAN QUIET, WALK TO DOWNTOWN, ONSITE LAUNDRY, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, HEAT, WATER INCLUDED. CALL ERICK 815-739-5806

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206 Acres M/L, 202.4 Tillable acres, 108.4 PI, Wyoming Township, Lee County call Kyle: 641-919-5953 240 Acres M/L 216.4 tillable acres, 109.4 PI, Pine Creek Township, Ogle County call Kyle: 641-919-5953

APARTMENTSFURNISHED 305 APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our Classified Department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626-SOLD or 284-SOLD

AMBOY 200 S. Boyd Ave. 2BR, good cond. $425/mo. Available immediately. Call Ed Reagan 312337-7384 2BR $450 avail. Jan 1st., very clean, all applncs. No pets. Ref. & dep. Req. 815-849-5334 or 815-994-1202

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DIXON 1BR duplex Northside. Attached garage, $475/mo. + dep. & lease req. 815-631-7610 or 815-284-8388. 1BR upper, attached garage. Southside. Stove, refrig., A/C, garbage furn. No pets. Refs. & lease. $425/mo. $425/ dep. 815-652-2042

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Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $475. 815652-3365. Nice 1BR Ranch style apt. w/bsmt. Appliances, water, garbage furnished. 722 Assembly Pl. $395/mo + lease & dep. 815-440-3663

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

PROPHETSTOWN 2 Bed Apt. for Rent: Unit #3 at 109 E. Second Street, Prophetstown. $525/month Includes 1 garage space, storage in the lower level, and coin laundry located in the lower level as well. Call Ken Kophamer (815) 631-6115 Prophet Manor Apartments 1 bedrooms and efficiencies available. Age 55+ or 18+ with the need for accessible unit. Income maximum $20,200 for 1 person, $23,050 for two people. Come see our home and make it your home. We currently are offering a moving incentive. Let us help with your moving expense, up to $1,000 with paid moving receipts, now through January 31, 2014. 415 W 2nd St, Prophetstown. 815-537-5705. EHO

ROCK FALLS 1 & 2BR, Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043

F11050391 CHOH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY- MORRISON, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Darren F. Forbes; Amanda S. Forbes; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 11 CH 100 Property Address: 20829 Lincoln Road, Sterling, Illinois 61081 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 June 6, 2012, I, Sheriff, Kelly C. Wilhelmi of Whiteside County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 6, 2014 , commencing at 10AM , at The Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270 . 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: 20829 Lincoln Road, Sterling, Illinois 61081 P.I.N.: 10-19-477-002 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $172067.15 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 Whiteside 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. 23, 30, 2013, Jan. 6, 2014

Completely remodeled 2 BR, located 1 ½ mi. outside RF, on 3 acre lot w/ use of a 35 acre lake. $900mo. All utilities inc. No pets. Call 815-626-2145 Edon Apts. 2BR, $480 mo., $400 dep. Refs. req. No dogs. 815-5379190, 815-4413999. Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701 THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217

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Sterling Rentals Newer 2 Bedroom $599.00 & Up Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave. 606 W. Lefevre 2 BR $535.00 1 BR $465.00 1 Studio $390.00 Partial Heat, Water, Sewer, Refuse Removal, Laundry Facilities, Satellite

(815)626-1431 1 BR, gas, heat & water furnished, $450/mo. + dep., No Pets. 815-6310896. 1 or 2BR apts. $420. Call 815562-7368 Rochelle Realty. 1BR upper Studio, $350/mo. Stove, refrig. furn. Nice 1BR, applcs. $400/ mo. + lease, dep. Bentley Real Estate 815-625-1414. 2BR Townhouse, 1831 N. 2nd Ave. 1½ BA, C/A, lots of storage. 1100 sq. ft. w/garage. $600 mo. + dep., util. refs. 815-652-4517 2BR, stove & refrig. furnished, $450 lease and dep. req. H & H rental Properties LLC. 815625-7995 4BR Duplex, $675/ mo. Call 815-9736768. Apts. No pets. Call 815-716-0367. Park Setting, newer 2BR, L/R, garage, NS, 1 floor, near CGH, energy efficient, 1832 2nd Ave., $585/mo. 815-499-0199. Remodeled 1BR, $350mo. + dep. 815-590-9511 Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

WOOSUNG 604 Griswold Ave. 2 BR, 1BA, Ground level Unit, Newly Remodeled. $525/ mo. Requires sec. deposit. Call Matt @ 310-750-5663

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2BR, garage. $550 815-285-4035 or 815-440-0693 2BR, stove & refrig. ,w/d. Tenants pay utilites. No smoking or pets, $500mo. + deposit. 815-288-3207 3BR, 1ba. NE side. $695/mo. 815-9736768. 7054 Rock Nation Rd. Newer 2 story home on Rock River. All applcs. incl. 2BR, 1ba., 2 car garage. $900/ mo. 815-994-0777. For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 BR 2BA Upper 1400 sq. ft. 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151 Nice 2BR. No Pets. $485 + dep. 815-535-6731.

MILLEDGEVILLE 3BR, C/A, applcs., 400 Holcomb. $650 + dep. Call 815-718-5488 HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT 3BR full basement, detached garage, applcs furnished, incl w/d, $550/mo. + dep. ($65,000) no smoking, no pets, 815-718-5062 or 815-973-7076

MORRISON 3 BR, 2 BA country home on 16 acres, hunting rights included. $900 per month. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty (815) 7722728.

ROCK FALLS 1 BR house for rent, newly remodeled, stove & refrig, $450/mo. w/out garage, $500/mo. W/ garage. 815499-7060. 2 story (contract /deed) $19,500 needs lots of carpenter work ($1,000 down & $350 mo. until paid) 815-626-3065 2BR, 1 ba. Garage. $625/mo. Call 815973-6768. Why Rent? You CAN Own! 3BR 1bath Home. One Week Special $600/mo. 815-8786356.

STERLING 2 BR., w/ garage & unfurnished basement. $575 + $350 dep. No pets. Call 815-590-0010 Apartments and Houses for rent in Sterling/Rock Falls. 815-238-2601. LG 2BR, 2 ba. Home. 108 E. 6th St. $690 mo. + security deposit. 815303-0026. Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

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Great location! Approx. 1,000sq.ft. Call 815-499-7448.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 NOTICEPURSUANT to the Business Opportunity Sales Law of 1995, every business opportunity must be registered with the Illinois Securities Department. Protect yourself and get the facts before you hand over your hard earned money by contacting the Illinois Secretary of State's Securities Department at 1800-628-7937. This notice provided as a public service by Sauk Valley Classifieds.

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CNA's

Evenings & Nights We are looking for experienced and dedicated professionals to assume key full and parttime positions on our nursing team. We offer: Excellent Starting Wage! Vacation Pay! Paid Time Off! Holiday Pay! Medical, Dental, Vision! And Much More! For an immediate and confidential interview, apply in person or call Lynette at (815) 284-3393.

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Healthcare & Rehab 800 Division St Dixon, IL 61021

Exceptional Care & Training Center QIDP (Case Manager) to assess need(s), coordinate services and to promote quality of life through training and advocacy. Bachelor's degree in health-related field with at least 1 year experience w/persons w/intellectual disabilities req. Must be a proficient computer user, reliable, detail-oriented, and willing to learn. EOE Resume to: 2601 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, IL 61081 or melissa@ ectc1.com Hiring Medical Assistants for lg. medical practice in Rockford. Exp. preferred but will train good candidates. Paid training & certification. Full benefits package. E-mail resumes: supervision969 @gmail.com.

EMPLOYMENT

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Diesel Mechanic

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

Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South Dixon, IL. 61021

Welder Fabricator

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

Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South Dixon, IL. 61021

Class A CDL Driver Hauling Grain & Fertilizer $20.00 per Hour plus overtime. Hauling NH3 with a Hazmat endorsement $25.00 per Hour plus overtime. Must have 5 \HDUV YHULĂ&#x20AC;DEOH H[SHrience.

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

Legal Assistant Join the best. Our prominent, general practice law firm seeks a selfmotivated Legal Secretary to join our elite team. Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling and calendaring, document production, filing, and answering phones. Computer skills required; dictation skills preferred. The successful candidate will be diligent, pleasant, able to communicate well, and adept at multitasking. We offer competitive wages and benefits, and the opportunity to learn any skills not yet developed. Prior legal experience required; prior experience in the medical field would be a plus. To apply please send your cover letter and resume to either saukvalleylaw @gmail.com or send replies to Box #:1196 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Semi Truck Driver Needed Day travel only, no nights or weekends. Class A CDL required with dump trailer experience preferred. PT/FT, 25-35 hrs. a week. Apply in person or send resumed to bryan@tt metalsinc.com The Ogle County Health Dept. is seeking a fulltime manager for the Health Education and Emergency Preparedness programs. Send resume to Doreen O'Brien, 907 West Pines Road, Oregon, Illinois 61061.

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Position Openings Pre-K Teacher: Sterling. 40hrs/wk., schoolyear. Minimum of a BA in Early Childhood Education or closely related field. Pre-K Teacher: Assistant: Sterling 30 hrs./wk., school year; Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE. For information and application contact Tri-County Opportunities Council at 815625-7830 or visit our website at www.tcochelps.com

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

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Typist seeking work, 45WPM 815-441-4920

AREA GARAGE SALES 624 ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 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

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2pc. Beautiful wood corner flattop computer desk. Prestige brand, 960TWR. 60wx33dx30h 48wx24dx29h $600 815-632-1521 Bed/ Mattress Sets New in plastic. Twin $99, Full $129, qu. $159, King $259. W/ Warr. Can deliver. 815-703-3688 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet 309-4527477.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765 Wurlitzer Spinnet w/ bench, maple wood, $300 firm, 815-718-2424

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PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 ABC Reg border collie puppies, shots & wormed, 6 wks., bl & wh, & br & wh, $500 Phone 815-631-7391. No texts. Four kittens FREE to good homes. Or see at 601 14th Ave. Sterling Sat. 8-5 & Mon.& Tues. 4-8 pm. 815-713-5894 Kitten, 7 mo., F, blk, spayed, shybut sweet, needs patient person, no small kids, 815535-7061. Male cat, young, neutered. Free to good INDOOR homes only. 815499-9923. Precious kittens, clean and full of love. Will hold for Christmas. 815441-9064. Wanted: small adult chihuahua, female, spayed, housebroken, reasonably priced or free. 815-564-9022 after 1 pm. WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

SNOWBLOWERS 782 Ariens 7 HP, 24â&#x20AC;? cut, pull start snowblower, very little hrs., like new! $475. Call 815973-3223 Toro 21â&#x20AC;? Power Clear single stage snowblower, like new $400. Yardman 2 stage 9hp 28â&#x20AC;? snowblower, power steering, heated hand grips, runs good $450 815-441-3499

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Anniversary Special- 57 yrs. 4 Person Pheasant Hunt Includes 20 pheasant, 4 breakfasts, 4 rounds of clays. Smoked Pheasants Available for the Holiday Contact Rogers Hunt Club 815-379-2427

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.

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â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Beautiful Drexal Bedroom Set â&#x2DC;&#x2026; triple dresser w/mirror, lg. armoire, king headboard, 2 nightstands, w/ 2 lamps, like new, 815-537-5372. Electric Mobile Independent Living â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Bruno Deluxeâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Model Scooterâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; quiet & comfortable operation, Excellent Cond. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Must See!â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 815-537-5372 New In Boxes, Rudolph's Xmas Town Village, by Hawthorne Village. 9 houses & 20 figurines. $350 815535-3963

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1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, needs motor work, good body, $450 815-716-0475

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2000 Saturn SL2, 71k mi., 4 cylender, good gas mi. $2,000 OBO 815973-3455

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2002 Pontaic Grand Am GT, 130K, sunroof, red, rust free! New tires, brakes, brake pads, rotors, tune up. $5,000 OBO 815-440-5591 2005 Dodge Caravan, good running cond., no rust, 150k mi. $2600 815-626-7398 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.

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2000 Bravada, new radiator/timing belt. Good tires. 186K mi. Needs tranny. $850/obo. 815-441-4739. 2001 Ford Explorer XLT, 4x4. Loaded/ sunroof. 182K mi. Exc. cond. $3500. 815-994-8426. 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4x4, 4 door, auto, hard & soft tops, black, 106K mi., $15,995 815-441-7500

TRUCKS

910

2000 GMC 3500 HD dually dump. Gas, automatic. 8' plow. 66K mi. Exc. cond. $9500/obo. 815-440-0833. 3 ton utility truck w/ 40 ft. bucket, several additional options, $2500 815-535-5182

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911

1999 Ford Luxury van, great shape, runs great, $3,250 815-716-0475

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912

1999 Ford F150 4x4 Lariat. $2800. Call 815-973-3376. 2001 Chevy Blazer LS, 4x4, 2dr. 97K mi. Very nice & clean. $4,000. 815535-0423 2003 Chevy S10 ext. cab. Bedliner, 82K mi. Good cond. $7500. 815225-7527.

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925

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2005 Suzuki 4x4 500 cc w/plow, low mi., sharp, $3500 815-716-0475

TRAILERS/RVS

945

1999 Wells Cargo Motorcycle Trailer, holds 2 bikes, new tires, good shape, $3,350 815716-0475

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www.saukvalley.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY MORRISON, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF VS VERA HOWARD A/K/A VERA L HOWARD; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 103 404 EAST 9TH STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 2, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on February 6, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 11-27-377-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 404 EAST 9TH STREET ROCK FALLS, IL 61071 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY TWO STORY WITH DETACHED TWO CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $64,051.28. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1226628 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 23, 30, 2013, Jan. 6, 2014

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY MORRISON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS DAWN GERDES A/K/A DAWN N. GERDES; JACOB JOHN PAUL LEU A/K/A JACOB J. LEU; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 61 605 14TH AVENUE FULTON, IL 61252 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 2, 2013, WHITESIDE COUNTY SHERIFF in WHITESIDE County, Illinois, will on February 6, 2014, in Whiteside County Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270, at 10:00AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of WHITESIDE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 01-28-331-007 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 605 14TH AVENUE FULTON, IL 61252 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED 1 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $61,501.36. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 3722060. Please refer to file #PA1303976 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. Dec. 23, 30, 2013, Jan. 6, 2014


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