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State to drivers: Stay off your cell Local police say they’ll be lenient with ban at first BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

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Firefighters continue to pour water in downtown Prophetstown after a devastating fire ripped through several buildings early Monday morning. Eight buildings were destroyed, and two others had smoke damage. About two dozen area fire departments were on scene, some having to bring waters on tankers. Firefighters also were pumping water from the Rock River, as Prophetstown’s and Lyndon’s water towers were drained.

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2. Nathan Woessner, 6-year-old Sterling boy, survives falling into a sinkhole at the Indiana Dunes and spending about 3 hours under 11 feet of sand 3. Nicholas Sheley receives a second life sentence Jan. 16, this time for the June 2008 murder of Russell Reed, 93, of Sterling 4. Rita Crundwell sentenced to 19 years, 7 months in federal prison for stealing nearly $54 million from the city of Dixon 5. Ohio man shot and killed by conservation officer along Interstate 88 6. City of Dixon’s lawsuit against former auditors and bank results in $40 million settlement 7. Dixon public school teachers strike for 9 days in a contract dispute; talks with teachers aides at standstill; board OKs closure of Lincoln Elementary School 8. Dixon City Engineer Shawn Ortgiesen resigns after it was revealed he’d racked up more than $13,500 in personal expenses on a city credit card 9. Paul Busser Sr., 76, of Polo, fatally shoots Marcellene Jones, 73, in her Polo home before hanging and fatally shooting himself 10. Administrations of the Sterling and Rock Falls fire departments merge 11. Bill Wescott handily defeats Mayor David Blanton in April election in Rock Falls 12. Vocal instructor at VIVA! Performing Arts School in Dixon charged with aggravated sexual assault against former student; VIVA! officials also charged 13. Woman dies in a fire that destroys a home west of Dixon 14. Dixon City Council hires David Nord as first city administrator, agrees to put on Nov. 2014 ballot a question about a switch to city manager form of government 15. Oregon teen dies Aug. 11, a day after being punched at an underage drinking party in Oregon See more on Page A10&A11

BY JEFF ROGERS jrogers@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 591

July 15 is a day many people who live in Prophetstown probably would prefer to forget, but few will. About 2:30 that Monday morning, a fire broke out in the city’s historic downtown. The fire was under control by 7 a.m., but the damage was devastating. Eight buildings in the 300 block of Washington Street had been destroyed. Businesses and apartments were gone. Two other buildings suffered smoke damage. The buildings that were destroyed were knocked down the same day, leaving a hole in the center of downtown. The fire was so massive that by 4:50 that morning, only 10 feet of water – or about 45 minutes worth – remained in the Prophetstown water tower. Other area fire departments started bringing in water on tankers, and firefighters were pumping water from the Rock River to take to the scene. About two dozen other area departments aided the fight. “All I know is I called for more help, more help, more help,” Prophetstown Fire Chief Keith Crady said. “Paw Paw is one of the farthest [departments] I heard came. It got to the point where I needed tankers, and I just called the county and I said, ‘Give me 10 tankers.’ I don’t know where they came from.”

A sign is seen in the window of a downtown Prophetstown business after a fire there razed eight buildings.

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STERLING – Police agencies in the Sauk Valley will, for the most part, take it slow when it come to ticketing drivers after the cellphone ban takes effect Jan. 1. No formal grace period has been declared by any local agency. Police chiefs from Dixon, Rock Falls and Sterling, and a lieutenant with the state police, all agreed that, while deciding whether to ticket a driver is always up to the officer at the scene, police are likely to be a little more lenient while residents get used to the cellphone ban. “Officers usually consider the totality of the circumstances involved in the traffic stop,” state police Lt. John Biffany said. “What were the conditions of the roadway at the time. Are you in a school zone? Are you in a construction zone?” CELL CONTINUED ON A2

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Latest frontier: state courts Judges in Ohio, Utah and New Mexico have ruled in favor in just the past week SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage debate predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that overturned part of a federal ban on gay marriage would create a pathway for states to act. They were right. In the six months since the decision, the number of states allowing gay marriage has jumped from 12 to 18, a trend that started before the high court ruling that’s been reinforced since. Judges in New Mexico, Ohio and, most surprisingly, conservative, Mormon-heavy Utah all ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in just the past week. Both Utah’s case and another in Nevada will next be heard by federal appeals courts, putting them on the path toward the high court. Ohio’s case, which recognized same-sex death certificates, also will likely be appealed. COURTS CONTINUED ON A2

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The series of court decisions has many asking: When will the Supreme Court step in and settle the issue for good? It may not be that simple. The cases on the path to the Supreme Court now differ little from a case justices refused to hear in June, at the same time they made their landmark ruling on the federal law denying tax, health and other benefits to legally married samesex couples. That case, from California, hinged on a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. If the justices had acted, it would have struck down gay marriage prohibitions across the country. Instead, the justices passed, relying instead on a technical legal argument to resolve the Cali-

fornia case and clear the way for same-sex marriage in the state, which resumed at the end of June. That convinces some legal scholars that the high court won’t take up the issue again so soon. In a way, they’ve already passed the buck to the states, some say, including language in their Defense of Marriage Act ruling saying it relegates same-sex marriages to second-class status, and “humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples.� That language makes it clear state bans are ripe for challenge, said Andrew Koppelman, a professor of law and political science at Northwestern University. Language from both Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion and Justice Antonin Scalia’s biting dissent have appeared prominently in subsequent court challenges and

rulings, including in Utah and Ohio. A federal judge in Ohio ordered officials to recognize gay marriages on death certificates. “The Supreme Court has given them ammunition to go there if that’s where they want to go,� Koppelman said. Alongside state court decisions has come a shift in public sentiment about gay marriage. Only one-third of Americans oppose gay marriage, down from 45 percent in 2011, an AP-GfK October poll showed. With Utah’s ban struck down, 28 states still have constitutional prohibitions on same-sex marriage. Another four states – Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming – do not permit it through state laws. Attorneys and proponents say this is the civil rights issue for the current generation, comparing the scenes of gay couples marrying at county clerks offices to blacks

breaking racial barriers in the 1960s. More state rulings in favor of gay marriage could be in the works in 2014. The thinking goes, if it can happen in ultraconservative Utah, it can happen anywhere. Utah is home to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which still teaches its members homosexuality is a sin despite a softening of their rhetoric in recent years. “The ruling has had a symbolic impact already,� Jon Davidson, director of Lambda Legal, which pursues litigation on LGBT issues nationwide. “It is recognition that the nation’s attitudes, from public to legislative to judicial, are changing very rapidly in all parts of the country.� “And the opponents, many of them, are moving on,� said William Eskridge, a professor at Yale Law School. “We are not seeing the same kind of Armageddon rhetoric we saw in the 1990s.�

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The new law will prohibit the use of handheld devices while driving, which, the Sterling

Police Department noted in a news release, makes hands-free devices excellent holiday gifts. “In 2011, 3,331 motorists were killed nationwide due to traffic crashes involving distracted driv-

ers,� Biffany said. “So the big difference between this and the enforcement of other traffic laws is that this is a known cause of crashes.� The potential fine for violating the law the first time

will be $75, police say, and as much as $150 for any subsequent violations. Since 2010, Illinois drivers have been prohibited from using cell phones in construction and school zones.

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After draining the city’s water tower, firefighters had to dip into the Rock River to continue to fight the fire July 15 in downtown Prophetstown.

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Hundreds of Prophetstown residents gathered for a On Nov. 14, people walk past the Christmas trees planted in an area of downtown Prophetstown where some prayer service July 17 in Eclipse Square, about 200 of the eight buildings destroyed by a fire July 15 once stood. The trees were planted Nov. 7 and decorated feet from the edge of the July 15 fire, then walked to the scene of the devastation. Nov. 11 with about 2,000 lights. The lights were turned on and synced with Christmas music Nov. 30. Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com

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brothers who were staying with their father in Prophetstown for the summer. The boys, 16 and 12 years old, now each face 17 counts of criminal damage to property, one count of residential arson, and one count of arson – all felonies. Sauk Valley Media is not identifying the boys, because they are charged as juveniles. Investigators said the brothers sparked the blaze by setting fire to paper and cardboard in a recycling bin behind Cindy Jean’s Restaurant.

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By the time the fire was out, the water towers in Prophetstown and Lyndon were drained, and Prophetstown’s second well also had been used. “It’s just devastating for this small town,� Prophetstown Mayor Steve Swanson said. It didn’t take long for investigators to determine how they thought the fire had started. The day after the fire, police arrested two half-

During a September court hearing, Whiteside County Assistant State’s Attorney Carol Linkowski said the 16-year-old had been charged with arson at the age of 10 for setting a fire in a trash can in a boys bathroom. She also said evidence indicated that the boys had set three other fires in recycling bins around Prophetstown the night of the downtown blaze. “I think we’re just lucky none of the others took off as bad as this one did,� Linkowski told Judge Wil-

liam McNeal. Community leaders and many business owners immediately began talk of rebuilding. On the night of the fire, a meeting was held to discuss plans for the stretch of downtown that now was rubble. The city bought the eight lots where buildings had been destroyed and will give them to developers or the former building owners who want to rebuild. The phrase “Prophet Strong� was adopted by many residents, and cov-

ered the front of some T-shirts being sold to raise funds to help fire victims. In November, the empty space in the downtown was filled with seven Christmas trees, each decorated with about 2,000 lights that were turned on and synced with Christmas music on Nov. 30, the start of the town’s Christmas parade. Swanson said the trees, which are between 15 and 23 feet tall, will remain as long as they survive or until rebuilding begins.

“I think it’s changed everybody’s hearts here in town – uplifted a little bit,� Swanson said. The town’s resiliency was on display immediately. The night of the fire, about 240 people showed up for the annual Pat’s Table dinner at Prophetstown United Methodist Church. The Rev. Cheri Stewart said the church had received so much food that its freezers were filling up. “You can destroy things and stuff,� Stewart said. “You can’t destroy people’s spirits.�

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Stein has promoted the art form online CHICAGO (AP) – A decade ago this month, Kevin Stein was chosen for a daunting task: following two Pulitzer Prize winners, Gwendolyn Brooks and Carl Sandburg, as the poet laureate of Illinois. Ten years later the Bradley University professor has put his own signature on a position that is unpaid but considered crucial to widening appreciation for the art form. He has created a state poetry website and donates money out of his

own pocket to buy poetry books for libraries across the state. “I’m a difKevin ferent writStein er, I’m a different teacher, I’m a different person thinking about poetry than I was ten years ago,� he said. When he was first named laureate, Stein said he felt like the player on the Chicago Bulls chosen to replace Michael Jordan. Brooks, who won the Pulitzer in 1950, was so renowned that she has a bronze sculpture in the National

Portrait Gallery. Sandburg, a native of Galesburg in northwestern Illinois, was nationally acclaimed and won three Pulitzers in his day. “It took me a while to steady myself, but by golly I think we’ve done some interesting things,� Stein said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I basically took Miss Brooks’ model and tried to update it and make it my own. She was really great in bringing poetry and people together in unexpected places.� Stein, 59, is Illinois’ fourth poet laureate. Howard Austin, a teacher

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and banker from a family farm near Blue Mound, took the position in 1936 and held it until he died in 1962. Sandburg held the post from 1962 until his death in 1967. Brooks served for 32 years, from 1968 until she died in 2000. Illinois went without a poet laureate until December 2003, when then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich named Stein to the post. Today the unfunded post has a four-year term, and Stein is in the middle of his third term. One of the additional places Stein has promot-

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OBITUARIES Arvilla R. Brechon DIXON – Arvilla R. Brechon, 98, of Dixon, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Green Acres Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Amboy. She was born Nov. 15, 1915, in Marion Township, Lee County, the daughter of Lawrence and Gertrude (Fitzsimmons) Dempsey. She had cooked at the Walnut Tap for 13 years, and had worked at the Victory Cafe. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton, and the Altar and Rosary Society, NAIM, Sterling Moose Club, and the Lee County Senior Center. Arvilla enjoyed cooking, gardening, bowling, and was an avid dancer. She married Sylvester Brechon on July 7, 1943, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1971. She is survived by daughters, Colleen Brechon Vancil and Rhonda Brechon, both of Dixon, and Julie (Kevin) Malach of Sublette; two grandsons, Jason and

Nathan Malach; and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Malach; two stepgrandchildren, David (Kris) Vancil of Arnold, Mo., and Sheila Vancil Hummel of Dixon; a sister, Joan Christoffersen of Dixon; and a brother, William (Regina) Dempsey of Amboy. She also was preceded in death by brothers, Earl and Joseph L. Dempsey; sisters, Mary Trumble, Rita Schindler, and Lenore Knoll; and son-in-law, Dennis Vancil. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m., at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Prayer service will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton, with the Rev. Monsignor Thomas Bales officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Visit www.thejonesfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Dorothy P. Knox-Shaw MORRISON – Dorothy P. Knox-Shaw, 91, of Resthave Home in Morrison, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the nursing home. She was employed by various Morrison businesses for several years. She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Lyndon, the daughter of Orley F. and Pearl E. (Given) Keller. She married Cecil Knox on Jan. 25, 1941, in Prophetstown. She later married Kenneth E. Shaw on Aug. 27, 1977. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2013. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Morrison. Survivors include three daughters, Gail (Alvin) Smith, Peggy Ottens, and Kris (Arlyn) Deets, all of Morrison; three stepdaughters, Vickey (Jerry) Stuckey of Davenport, Iowa, Ruth (Joseph) Brunner of Fairfield, Ohio, and Mary (James) Nurre of Montgomery, Ohio; nine grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and

many great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Brearton; two grandchildren in infancy; one stepgranddaughter; four sisters, Marjorie Hinton, Myrna Spade, Lola Cashion, and Idella Upton; and two brothers, Samuel C. Keller and Dean Keller. There will be no visitation. A private family memorial service will be held. Cremation rites will be accorded. Interment will be at a later date at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements. Memorials have been established to First Presbyterian Church in Morrison and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit www.bosmarenkes.com to send condolences.

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Sheila McCarty DIXON – Sheila McCarty, 61, of Dixon died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

Jill M. Ringenberg PROPHETSTOWN – Jill Marie Ringenberg, 58, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Jill was born Jan. 31 1955, in Morrison, the daughter of Jareld “Red� and Kathryn (Melton) Dail. She was a 1973 graduate of Prophetstown Community High School and attended Sauk Valley Junior College in Dixon. Jill married Alan Ringenberg on June 16, 1974, at First Methodist Church in Prophetstown. In 1979, Jill began work in the sales department of Penberthy in Prophetstown. Although the company changed names over the years, she continued to work in sales until her death. Jill was a member of First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown. Over the years, Jill was active in the community, serving as an assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts, and as cheerleading coach at the high school. She was a board member of Prophetstown School District for 18 years, with 3 of those years as president and a member of the Education Foundation. She also served as secretary on the school board. She was a Master Member of the Illinois Association of School Boards where she served on the executive

committee. She also was a member of the LeaderShop Academy, where she recently acquired the designation of Fellow. Her greatest joy in life was her family. Once she became a grandmother, she felt her life was truly blessed, and she relished in the time she spent with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Alan; one daughter, Jennifer (Stuart) Malone, and one son, Greg Ringenberg, both of Prophetstown; four grandchildren, Jacob, Lauren, and Carter Malone, and Olivia Ringenberg; one sister, Jerri Robinson of Prophetstown; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, with the Rev. Greg Olson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Memorials have been established to the Prophetstown-LyndonTampico Education Foundation and Henry C. Adams Memorial Library in Prophetstown. Visit www.bosmagibson. com to send condolences.

Marvin S. McGlown STERLING – Marvin Scott McGlown, 40, of Sterling, formerly of Dixon, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born Aug. 20, 1973, in Dixon, the son of William and Ruth Ann (Rote) McGlown. He attended Dixon High School. He was a former member of First Christian Church of Oregon. Scott worked as an auto mechanic in the area for many years, and had started schooling for the heating and cooling trade before his illness. He belonged to Dreams to Reality Car Club. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Ann (George) Bowers of Oregon; brothers, Troy (Kristie) McGlown of

Amboy and William McGlown of Dixon; sister, Tanya McGlown of Rock Falls; children, Emanuel, Kamerin, and Taniesha McGlown, all of Sterling; the mother of his children, Bambi Wilson of Sterling; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor David and Pastor Debbie Hines officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Memorials may be made to the family. Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to send condolences.

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UTICA (AP) – Seven people were treated and released from a northern Illinois hospital after receiving minor injuries when an indoor amusement park ride malfunctioned. Joseph Hook is acting general manager

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Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bald eagles still need to be protected In 1973, the Endangered Species Act was approved by Congress and signed into law. At that time, the eagle was on the brink of extinction because of widespread use of DDT. Because of this act, the bald eagle has made a miraculous recovery. So when I read that the U.S. extended permits to kill eagles, I was outraged. When I think of going green, it means protecting wildlife and the green spaces they need to survive. In this post-Sept. 11 world, we humans need that space as well to find the beauty around us. Eagles are just a part of that beauty. While going green, we must consider our wild brothers in the equation. We must keep moving forward in protecting what we almost lost. Any company that has killed an eagle needs to be held liable and punished for this horrendous act.

Please be respectful of peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property especially when riding through town. Ride on the roadway and not on the sidewalks. The Blackhawk Snowblazers snowmobile club maintains and monitors more than 100 miles of trails that connect Dixon, Oregon, Franklin Grove, Ashton, Leaf River and Mount Morris. A lot of work goes into setting those trails up and maintaining them. Please help us keep those trails by abiding by the laws and regulations set by the city ordinances. Remember that as snowmobilers, we have no rights, only privileges. Help us keep those privileges. Respect the outdoors. We would also like to invite anyone who is interested in snowmobiling to attend one of our meetings. We meet the second Tuesday of every month (from September to April) at the Oregon VFW. Meetings begin at 7:15 p.m. See you on the trails, and please stay on the trails or stay home. Note to readers: Dianne Frye is the treasurer of Blackhawk Snowblazers.

Snowmobile rules should be respected

Many have benefited from union workers

ANN STOVER Dixon

DIANNE FRYE Dixon

LINDA LEBLANC Dixon

The snow has started to fall, and the snowmobile trails are open. The Blackhawk Snowblazers snowmobile club would like to remind riders of a few of things. Four inches of snow is the sufficient amount of snow for riding. If you ride your snowmobile when there is anything less than 4 inches of snow, you are damaging vegetation under the snow. We have lost trails through land because of snowmobilers riding through property when there has been less than 4 inches of snow. Hours of operation through most cities are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the speed limit is 15 mph.

Regarding unions, it appears to be either a well-kept secret or maybe a little-known fact, but members of unions are taxpayers, too. Many times, whether it is the writer of the recent letter, politicians, or the mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disparaging remarks, unions are referenced as the sole cause or the primary cause of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ills. Corporate greed is responsible for the erosion of the middle class, benefits, etc., not unions. Unions have fought and continue to fight for all workers. Everyone has the right to organize and form a union since the 1935 National Labor

What do you think? Do you agree with these letters? Do you disagree with these letters? Let us know. Write your own letter to the editor and send it to letters@saukvalley. com. Relations Act. Contrary to popular, or rather, false beliefs, union workers work for a living, just like â&#x20AC;&#x153;regularâ&#x20AC;? workers. History indicates that unions have greatly helped â&#x20AC;&#x153;regularâ&#x20AC;? workers with improvement of working conditions and establishing laws that are friendly to working families. Union workers provide many services that everyone relies on each day. Union workers include firefighters, police officers, correctional officers, teachers, mental health workers, nurses, etc. Ronald Reagan was president of the Screen Actors Guild for 10 years and was instrumental in the establishment of residuals as well as insurance for actors. He benefited from his affiliation with the Screen Actors Guild for years. Unions are the people who brought America the weekend and the 40-hour work week. Note to readers: Linda LeBlanc is a union member.

DAVID SMITH Carol Stream

An Associated Press report claiming that the challenge to Illinois House incumbents who voted for marriage redefinition has fizzled is utterly misleading. According to our information, eight of the nine Chicago Democrats challenging Democratic incumbents would have voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;noâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;presentâ&#x20AC;? on SB 10, the same-sex â&#x20AC;&#x153;marriageâ&#x20AC;? legislation sponsored by homosexual state Rep. Greg Har-

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Thanks SVM for support of veterans RANDY BELLOWS Rock Falls

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ris, D-Chicago. This is an astounding fact that should not be lost on readers. Not one, not two, not three, but eight pro-marriage Chicago Democrats are challenging Democratic incumbents in the March 18 primary. Fizzled? Hardly. Marriage redefinition didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a month ago and still doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the support that the dominant media wants you to believe it does. It is evident in the fact that House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, had to twist arms to get SB 10 to pass in his chamber and by the fact that a good number of Chicago Democrats are running as promarriage Democrats. That, however, is not the narrative the media wants to promote. They choose to frame it as a conservative-cup-halfempty story. Compound those facts with the fact that all three of the weak-kneed Republicans who voted for SB 10 have primary challengers who are promarriage, and it adds up to anything but a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fizzle.â&#x20AC;? Note to readers: David E. Smith is the executive director of the Illinois Family Institute.

The Rock Falls VFW would like to say a big thank you to Sauk Valley Media for the $1,087.67 check we recently received. This money came from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Salute to Veteransâ&#x20AC;? tabloid section that the paper puts out every year. The money will be used for veterans who need help and other community needs. When we get everything put together and some checks handed out, we will let everyone know how it was used. Until then, once again, thank you very much. Note to readers: Randy Bellows is commander of the Rock Falls VFW.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret that Republican primary voters in Illinois have been almost rigidly hierarchical when it comes to choosing gubernatorial candidates. They pretty much always choose the candidate who can best demonstrate that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his or her â&#x20AC;&#x153;turn.â&#x20AC;? In 1990, after 8 years as secretary of state, Jim Edgar was the clear choice. Indeed, he barely had opposition. The same went for two-term Secretary of State George Ryan 8 years later. In 2002, it was clearly Attorney General Jim Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turn, and he bested two other high-profile candidates in the primary. In 2006, Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka beat three lesser-known opponents to win her primary race, although it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as easy. Things werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as clear in 2010. Wealthy Republican contributor and former state party chairman Andy McKenna spent a fortune early on and led in most polling until near the end, when primary voters began to sour on him. They quickly turned to Sen. Kirk Dillard, a former Jim Edgar chief of staff, but then almost as quickly turned against him when McKenna unleashed ads blasting Dillard for appearing in a TV ad for Barack Obama. Sen. Bill Brady, a strong conservative who had run an underfunded but somewhat credible campaign 4 years earlier, ended up beating Dillard by less than 200 votes.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;my turnâ&#x20AC;? system, which essentially flowed from the mighty statewide organization built by political newcomer Gov. Jim Thompson, who is now backing Dillard. If the primary were left to its own devices, Rauner might very well walk away with this thing. But organized labor is moving ever closer to jumping into this primary battle, sources say. The idea, as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve told you before, is to spend a relatively few million bucks attacking Rauner in the primary rather than being forced to spend tens of millions to fend him off in the fall. His Bruce close ties to Rauner Mayor Rahm Winnetka Republican is E m a n u e l , best funded of for instance, GOP hopefuls. have been shown by polling to be a killer political issue with GOP primary voters. Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anti-union rhetoric and his (by many) unexpectedly strong Republican primary campaign have convinced unions that they need to step up soon. Plus, some public employee unions are so hostile to Gov. Pat Quinn because of pension reform that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to give the incumbent any money or help in the fall. So, this is all about knockAND THAT BRINGS US ing off â&#x20AC;&#x153;Public Enemy No. to 2014, when three of the 1â&#x20AC;? as early as possible. four candidates will rely mainly on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;my turnâ&#x20AC;? RAUNER HAS SPENT logic to prevail. $300,000 a week on TV Sen. Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main pitch ads since the beginning to voters, other than his of November, mainly to recycled 2010 rhetoric, is begin the process of inocthat he learned valuable ulating himself against lessons in his 2010 loss to the expected labor union Pat Quinn and is now the advertising blitz. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most viable choice. pushed his poll numbers Sen. Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pitch is up and has continued to that he was a proven man- freeze out his GOP rivals. ager under Jim Edgar and Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abundantly clear that would have won in 2010 none of the other Repubhad he not lost to Brady in lican candidates has the the primary, and so heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money to attack Rauner. the best choice. The only way that any Treasurer Dan Ruther- sort of negative message fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost singular rai- about Rauner can be effecson dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŞtre is that he is the tively advertised is if someonly candidate in the race body else takes him on. who has ever won stateWhile Rauner leads in wide. two recent polls, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still McKenna was the sec- an almost completely ond rich guy in a row to unknown quantity to votattempt to break the â&#x20AC;&#x153;my ers. His numbers are, in turnâ&#x20AC;? cycle. Wealthy GOP other words, wide but not contributor Ron Gidwitz deep. Shocking voters with ran 4 years earlier and lost some revelations about badly. his background could very You can draw a direct well knock him out. line from Gidwitz to selfBut his campaign has described â&#x20AC;&#x153;outsiderâ&#x20AC;? seen this union attack Bruce Rauner, who is run- coming for a long time, ning a well-thought-out, and he undoubtedly has at well-funded and highly least some counter-measophisticated primary race sures planned. He wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in an attempt to reset the go away quietly.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The First Amendment shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be tossed because it makes us uncomfortable. We have to recognize that there are limits on governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to protect us from ourselves.â&#x20AC;? Linda Campbell, Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram, 2001

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MOVIE REVIEW | â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;THE WOLF OF WALL STREETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Scorseseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest lives up to the hype BY CARY DARLING MCT News Service

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wolf of Wall Streetâ&#x20AC;? comes shackled with impossibly high expectations. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the latest film from Martin Scorsese (arguably this countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest living director), features two of the eraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most notable leading men (Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey) and runs three hours (Hollywood proof that this is â&#x20AC;&#x153;important,â&#x20AC;? people). It also happens to be of the cultural moment, based on Jordan Belfortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestselling memoir about his days as a young, ruthless Wall Street warlord. As the country continues to struggle its way out of the 2008 financial collapse, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still interest in how it all might have gone down. So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a relief and a pleas-

ant surprise that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wall Street,â&#x20AC;? despite some missteps and the need for an editor, mostly manages to live up to the interest generated by its kinetic trailers and the heavy hand of hype. While there are obvious similarities to such previous Scorsese films as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goodfellasâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Casino,â&#x20AC;? this freewheeling and often ferociously funny film about a bunch of goofballs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pumped up on coke, crooked capitalism, testosterone and entitlement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; stands on its own as one of the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most entertaining films. At the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s start, working-class Belfort (DiCaprio) is at his first menial Wall Street job, being treated like dirt by his supervisor but getting some sage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and hilarious â&#x20AC;&#x201C; advice on how to survive in this shark tank by a co-worker (McConaughey in a far-too-brief

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Jonah Hill (left) and Leonardo DiCaprio (front) star in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wolf of Wall Street.â&#x20AC;? cameo). But the year is 1987, and the firm is taken down by that yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial crisis. Belfort is back to square one. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when he stumbles across a low-rent brokerage house dealing in penny stocks which, according to the film at least, were often sold by the unscrupulous to working-class Joes look-

ing to get rich quick. Belfort decides to flip the script by trying to sell penny stocks to his old blue-chip customers. If Belfortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fortunes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t improve, his certainly do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so much so that he starts his own firm. His success is so fast and furious that the business press dubs him â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wolf of Wall Street.â&#x20AC;?

His life turns into a nonstop party, and no one parties harder than his business partner, Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill). Their slow-motion brawl while whacked out on quaaludes is going to be one of those scenes that filmgoers will be talking about well into the spring. Of course, what goes up must come down, and helping along with that is federal agent Patrick

Denham (Kyle Chandler), whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking for just the right opportunity to bust Belfortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entire operation. While the general arc of the story is no shock, how Scorsese and writer Terence Winter (â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sopranos,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boardwalk Empireâ&#x20AC;?) tell it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; breaking the fourth wall, a nearconstant electric sense of movement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; keeps it fresh. And DiCaprio, who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fill the shoes of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great Gatsby,â&#x20AC;? gives a refreshingly looselimbed, compelling performance that ranks as one of his best. Yes, there are scenes that go on too long (Scorseseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original cut ran four hours, so it could have been worse). Yes, Scorsese has trod this territory â&#x20AC;&#x201C; young men gone impossibly bad â&#x20AC;&#x201C; before. But when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done this well, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little reason to complain.

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ART EXHIBITS At The Next Picture Show DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; During December, Stuart Roddy shows his work on the Front Wall, Dan LeTourneau shows his work in the Lower Gallery, and Bob Balayti shows his willow creations in the gallery. Art at the Loveland DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The art collection at the Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second St., and its many other exhibits are available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Guided group tours can be scheduled by contacting Steve Wilson at swilson@lovelandcommunityhouse. org or 815-284-2741. Go to lovelandcommunityhouse. org for a virtual tour of the museum, and for more information. At Sauk Valley Bank DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Becky Hundrieser is currently showing her work at Sauk Valley Bank. Hundrieser began her painting in 2008 with Beverly Garcia at Garciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio in Grand Detour. Recently she has been studying oil painting with Stuart Roddy at the Next Picture Show in Dixon. Hundrieser, who resides in Grand Detour, is known throughout the area as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Lamp Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; who makes custom lamps from antique bases. This exhibit will be at the bank until mid-January.

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like to be listed in Plan!t Sauk Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free entertainment calendar? Are you a bar that offers live entertainment? Send an email with the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, booking number and website or Facebook page, and gig or event schedule, or the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event schedule, to Lucas Pauley at lpauley@saukvalley.com. At Champs STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Funnies will play Friday and Saturday at the bar, 216 Locust St. For more information, call 815626-6003. Upcoming: Jan. 4, The Giving Tree Band. At Cragelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PROPHETSTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reflex Blues will play Tuesday at the bar, 345 Washington St. At Lambâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tap ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mid West Mobile will be set up Friday, Saturday and Tuesday at the bar, 215 W. Second St. At Long Shot Bar & Grill ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; New Shows will play Friday, Kizmaz will play Saturday, and Gina Venier and Small Town Hymnal, featuring local musician Lucas Pauley and members of former area bands Kirkland and Paper Towns, will play Tuesday at the bar, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road. Upcoming: Jan. 4, Whitlocked and Loaded; Jan. 11, Poison Apple; Jan. 18, 2nd Wind; and Jan. 25, Remembering Alice. At Rock Falls VFW ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rich Aldrige will play from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday at the Rock Falls VFW Post 5418, 217 First Ave. Saturday Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Country gentlemen Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ram-

blers will help locals celebrate New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve early from 7 to 11 p.m. at Sterling Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway. Go to www.rhythmramblers. com to learn more about the band. Carsick Radio in Dixon DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria, will host the local recording band Carsick Radio with special guest, Tristan Bushman opening. Doors open at 7 p.m. with Bushman opening the show at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Mama Ciminoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will have drinks and pizza available for puchase. Go to www.facebook.com/carsickradio for more information. Rosbrook Studio is an artist co-op, with roots extending into the very beginnings of Dixon and the Sauk Valley area.

CONCERTS Jan. 3 First Fridays in Oregon OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; First Fridays Open Stage Music Show returns to the Oregon VFW. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are all acoustic, and a professional sound system is provided. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Admission is a donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-973-0942 for more information. Upcoming: Feb. 7 Jan. 10 Annual concert at Abiding Word STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Sterling Municipal Symphony Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20th annual Evening at the Pops

concert is set for Abiding Word Church, 806 E. Lynn Blvd. Attendance is free for those just listening to the music. The cost is $25 per person for reserve seats, a hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ouevres buffet, and dessert. The doors open at 6 p.m., with the buffet at 6:30 p.m. The concert starts at 7 p.m., with desserts at intermission. Only 150 reserve seats are available, and reservations must be postmarked by Dec. 31. Checks can be made out to Sterling Municipal Band and sent to Sterling Municipal Band, P.O. Box 991, Sterling, IL 61081. Call 815622-1681 for more information. Jan. 17 Blues and Bluegrass FRANKLIN GROVE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the third Friday of the month, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blues and Bluegrass night at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St. Open stage acoustic gospel, folk, country, blues and bluegrass will be performed, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free; donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building. Go to www.franklingroveil.org for more information. Upcoming: Feb. 21

DOWNTOWN EVENTS Friday Fourth Fridays in Sterling STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fourth Fridays: Where People and Art Collide brings art and music to a variety of downtown venues. Most events are from 6 to 8 p.m., although many places have musicians performing into the night. Walking maps with a complete list of venues and events, and more information, are available at www.fourthfridayspac.com or

Vendors wanted for swap meet STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The seventh annual swap meet for A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois Twin Rivers Chapter will be Jan. 26 at a new Sterling Moose Lodge, 2601 E. Lincolnway.

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Jan. 25 Benefit fashion show at Sauk DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Plus Size Boutique will present a â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Are So Beautifulâ&#x20AC;? ladies night out Jan. 25 in the Sauk Valley Community College theater and east mall, 173 state Route 2.

KARAOKE Friday and Saturday Party with the James Gang STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karaoke with the James Gang at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wagon Wheel, 1711 W. Fourth St. Email jamesgang1996@gmail.com for more information. Tuesday and Wednesday At the R&R ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The R&R Lounge, 219 W. Second St., offers karaoke from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Find the bar on Facebook or call 815-625-9095 for more information.

 

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Jan. 11 Second Saturdays in Dixon DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Second Saturdays Art Happenings, featuring art, music and other cultural events, returns to various venues, mostly from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown, between First and Second streets and Peoria and Galena avenues. Go to www.Second-Saturdays. com or find the event on Facebook for a complete schedule and more details.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with a program starting at 7:30. Limited seating is available. Tickets are $20 each, and can be can be bought at the boutique, at 303 First Ave. in Rock Falls. A fashion show will take place. A group of 60 vendors will display wares, and gifts will be raffled off. Appetizers will be provided. All proceeds will go to SVCC scholarships for the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certified nursing assistant program, and the YWCA of the Sauk Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s domestic violence program and career center. Email likeawillow@hotmail.com or call Judy Randall at 815-4997448 or 815-716-8064 for more information.

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Survival, sentences among other top stories Sterling boy, 6, survives fall into sinkhole When Nathan Woessner went to Fulton Unity Christian school for the first day of first-grade classes Aug. 19, it was nothing short of a miracle. A little more than a month earlier, Woessner, 6, survived being buried for more than 3 hours in 11 feet of sand at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan City, Ind. Nathanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents, Faith and Greg Woessner, had taken the family to the Indiana Dunes. They were near the dune known as Mount Baldy around 4:30 p.m. when Nathan fell into a sinkhole. His parents said they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see him as he was swallowed by the sand, but they saw him right before it â&#x20AC;&#x153;completely collapsed,â&#x20AC;? said park spokesman Bruce Rowe. Firefighters reached Nathan just before 8 p.m. and pulled him out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just miraculous that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alive,â&#x20AC;? Rowe said. Nathan and his family returned to Michigan City on Aug. 28 for two ceremonies honoring the 139 people involved in his July 12 rescue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is definitely overwhelming,â&#x20AC;? Greg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And as I stand here as a proud father, and look out at all of you, I see why Nathan was brought back to us.â&#x20AC;?

A second life sentence for Nicholas Sheley Nicholas Sheley, the Sterling man accused of killing eight people during a June 2008 crime spree, has now been sentenced twice to life in prison. He received a second life sentence Jan. 16 from Judge J. Michael Meersman in Whiteside County Court for the bludgeoning death of Russell Reed, 93, at the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rural Sterling farmhouse. In late 2011, Sheley had received a life sentence for murdering Ronald Randall of Galesburg. Before Sheley was sentenced, Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter-in-law, Bonnie Reed, called him an â&#x20AC;&#x153;animal.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope you look at this case the rest of your life and think of nothing but what you did,â&#x20AC;? she said in the packed courtroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In memory of Russell Reed, the first one that you killed, I hope you never forget what you did.â&#x20AC;? Next, prosecutors will try Sheley in Rock Island County Court in the deaths of Brock Branson, 29; his fiancĂŠe Kilynna Blake; her 2-year-old

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Crundwell sentenced to 19 years, 7 months Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell now lives in a federal prison in Waseca, Minn. She landed there in June, nearly 4 months after she was sentenced to serve 19 years, 7 months for wire fraud. She must serve at least 85 percent, or 16 1/2 years, of the sentence. That means sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be at least 77 years old when she walks out of prison. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just like to say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m truly sorry to the city of Dixon, to my family and my friends,â&#x20AC;? Crundwell said in a tearful apology just before U.S. District Judge Philip Reinhard handed down her sentence on Feb. 14. Reinhard had some words for Crundwell, as well, referring to her lavish lifestyle and her nationally renowned quarter-horse business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You showed much greater passion for the welfare of your horses than the people of Dixon you represented,â&#x20AC;? Reinhard said in court. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You lived the lifestyle befitting a wealthy person, and you did this on monies that werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yours.â&#x20AC;? In November, an appeals court panel rejected Crundwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempt to have her sentence reconsidered. It called her sentence â&#x20AC;&#x153;substantively reasonable.â&#x20AC;? Next, Crundwell may ask that her appeal be heard by the entire 7th U.S. Circuit Court.

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With $9.2 million more coming from the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale of Crundwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets, Dixon will have recouped more than $49 million. About $10.3 million of the settlement will pay for legal fees. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for residents to start talking about how much money could be spent. About 200 people attended an Oct. 10 meeting at Loveland Community House, suggesting a wide range of ideas such as paying off city debts, granting tax abatements, and spending for recreational projects. The payoffs from the settlement began quickly. In early November, the city agreed to an early payoff of more than $12 million in bonds, ultimately saving nearly $4 million. The city ridding itself of some debt is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderful thing,â&#x20AC;? Mayor Jim Burke said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made it very clear to the public that retiring and getting rid of some of this debt was going to be a priority,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think anybody will be surprised at the action that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking here on retiring this debt.â&#x20AC;?

Dixon school teachers go on strike for 9 days Instead of teaching in a classroom, Dixon High School science instructor Larry Lindenmier was walking a picket line Feb. 28. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody wants to be on strike here,â&#x20AC;? Lindenmier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pleasant duty, but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a choice.â&#x20AC;? A strike by Dixon teachers lasted 9 school days before a contract agreement was reached with the school board in the early morning of March 13. The strike was anything but pleasant: bickering in the press between the two sides, accusations by the board that teachers deliberately went on strike when state testing was scheduled, and claims by the teachers union that the school board met in violation of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Meetings Act. In the end, a 4-year contract gave teachers pay increases in each of the next 4 years, had teachers paying more for health insurance, and preserved annual 4 percent salary increases in the 4 years leading to retirement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pleased this is behind us,â&#x20AC;? Dixon schools Superintendent Michael Juenger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of those things where each side walked away unhappy,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;meaning it mustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been a pretty good contract.â&#x20AC;? Negotiating a teachers contract wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the end to conflict in the district. Talks are at an impasse with the union that represents teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; aides, who have been working without a contract for 18 months. And last week, the school board voted 4-2 to close Lincoln Elementary School, the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest building, at the end of this school year. The closure is a way of addressing the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $1.5 million deficit in the education fund.

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Eighteen-year-old Jonathan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jonâ&#x20AC;? Williams, of Oregon, loved working on his blue Pontiac Grand Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com Prix, driving ATVs and Newly elected Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott wipes away tears after a congratulatory hug from his mother, socializing with friends, Betty, April 9 at the Rock Falls Eagles Club after learning that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d defeated two-term incumbent David Blan- says his mom, Lynda ton in a mayoral election. Wade. Jon died Aug. 11 after being injured in a had been placed on leave years ago. Now, he is the fight Aug. 10 at an underfor using a city credit card chief of both the Rock age drinking party. Falls and Sterling fire for personal expenses. Ortgiesen, who also was the director of public works and personnel, had racked up $13,521.14 in personal expenses on the card from April 2007 to March. Of that amount, he had paid back $4,890.13, meaning he owed $8,630.83. With his resignation, Ortgiesen attached a check for his remaining balance, which included interest calculated at 5 percent. The check totaled $9,157.38. In a letter addressed to Mayor Jim Burke and city commissioners, Ortgiesen wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am truly sorry for breaking the trust of the city council, all city employees, and the community.â&#x20AC;? Ortgiesenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s situation came to light during scrutiny of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books and financial practices that resulted from the arrest of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell for stealing nearly $54 million. In June, Lee County Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller said Ortgiesen would not face criminal charges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The evidence showed that Mr. Ortgiesen did not conceal or hide the charges,â&#x20AC;? she told SVM. As common practice, Ortgiesen filed requisitions to record his credit card expenses. The city also did not have a credit card use policy until it created one in the month after Ortgiesen resigned.

Murder-suicide in Polo The small city of Polo was shaken Sept. 16 when two bodies were found in a home on North Street. Polo Police said Paul Busser Sr., 76, fatally shot Marcellene Jones, 73, in her home before hanging and fatally shooting himself. Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; body was discovered by a male friend who went to Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store nearby and called 911 to report a possible shooting, Polo Police Chief Dennis Christen said. Busserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body was found after a more extensive search of the home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was just a very good person,â&#x20AC;? Jean Dawson, a neighbor, said of Jones. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I mean, she was always willing to do anything for anybody.â&#x20AC;?

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departments. In September, Cook took command of the Twin City Joint Fire Command, a consolidation of the administrative functions of the two departments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was interim chief in Sterling for 3 years, and most of the changes have been developing for many years,â&#x20AC;? Cook said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the Rock Falls side, there has been additional paperwork, some budgeting and payroll changes, but the staff has really rolled with everything.â&#x20AC;? That staff includes 18 firefighters in Sterling and 12 in Rock Falls, plus a deputy chief in each city. Cook splits his time between the cities, usually spending his mornings in Sterling and afternoons in Rock Falls. The intergovernmental agreement that created the combined entity had been in the works since 2010.

Wescott defeats 2-term Rock Falls mayor There was a changing of the guard in leadership in Rock Falls this year, and it came with a strong mandate. Bill Wescott, the city clerk, won 75 percent of the vote in ousting twoterm Mayor David Blanton in the April 9 election. Wescott called the victory â&#x20AC;&#x153;a wonderful feeling.â&#x20AC;? Blantonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice for Wescott? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would say, listen to his aldermen,â&#x20AC;? Blanton said.

Vocal instructor in Dixon accused of sexually abusing student A vocal instructor at Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VIVA! Performing Arts School was arrested Nov. 4 and charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against one of his former students. Later, the president and the drama director of VIVA! were charged with failing to report the allegations. Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss said the men knew about the instructorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alleged sex abuse as early as this past spring.

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Fire Chief Gary Cook is now leading both Sterling and Rock Falls fire protection districts as chief of the new Twin City Joint Fire Command. Cook said the merger in administration makes each department a little more polished but still independent. Police say Robert K. Campbell, 31, of DeKalb, abused a then-16-yearold male student during the summer of 2012. Police say the student told them the abuse happened at the performing arts school. Authorities said the student sent an email Nov. 3 to Dixon schools Superintendent Michael Juenger and other district administrators. Juenger then contacted Langloss, and the investigation began. According to Langloss, Tim Boles, VIVA!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drama director, told investigators that the student had told him of the alleged abuse in the spring, but the student asked him not to tell anyone, so he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Langloss also said police have statements from more than one person indicating that Curt Schmitt, president of the VIVA! board of directors, also knew about the allegations. Both Boles and Schmitt are charged with failing to report the allegations. Boles turned himself in to police Nov. 16. Schmitt surrendered Dec. 20.

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Dixon woman dies in house fire An early-morning fire Nov. 1 destroyed a rural Dixon home and killed 58-year-old Louise Lopez-Landherr. Her body was found a few hours after the fire west of Dixon was put out. The fire call came in at 4:19 a.m., according to the Lee County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department. Dixon Rural Fire Chief Norris Tucker Jr. said it was a fully involved fire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The house is mostly gone,â&#x20AC;? he said. Lopez-Landherrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband, John Landherr, was not home at the time of the fire, according to neighbors at the fire scene.

Nord is Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first administrator David Nord was hired Nov. 12 as the first city administrator in Dixon, something Nord called â&#x20AC;&#x153;a great honor.â&#x20AC;? A 10-person hiring committee selected Nord from among 40

applicants. His hiring was approved unanimously by the Dixon City Council. Nord, who was the village administrator of Cherry Valley for 25 years, began work Nov. 13. Dixon might not have a city administrator for long. Voters next November will decide whether the city will switch to a managerial form of government. The council approved putting the question on the ballot after it was recommended by a governmental task force that met regularly from May until August.

Oregon teen dies after party An Oregon teen died Aug. 11 from injuries he suffered after being punched during an underage drinking party. Jon Williams, 18, would have been a senior at Oregon High School this year. According to witnesses, Williams chased another person at the party, who then hit him in self-defense, which resulted in Williams falling and suffering head injuries. Williams was then carried back into the house, where he remained for hours before receiving medical attention. In November, Ogle County Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Mike Rock said no one will be directly charged with Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; death.

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That’s how many team state championships Newman High School has after winning trophies in boys track and football in 2013. They have won in football (5), wrestling (2), boys cross country (1), and boys track (1).

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The Newman Comets come off the field after beating Staunton 40-13 in the Class 2A state championship game on Nov. 28 at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. The Comets’ run to a state championship was voted by Sauk Valley Media sports staffers as the top local story in 2013.

1. Comets bring home title No. 5 November 28, 2013

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t started with a 52-yard touchdown run by Jake Snow. Of course, it did. The shifty back with Barry Sanders-like moves had made defenses look bad in the Newman Comets’ trek through the 2A playoffs. So when he took the ball with less than 2 minutes gone in the 2A title game against the underdog Bulldogs from Staunton, it should have came as no surprise that no one was going to touch him. For the rest of the day, Newman running

backs like Dillan Heffelfinger, Mac Olson and Brady Rude ate up yards like kids munch candy on Halloween. The final result was a 40-13 win and the Comets’ fifth state championship in football. Newman (13-1) had quite the journey, after losing its season opener to Rockridge at Roscoe Eades Stadium. Each subsequent week, the Blue Machine built momentum. There was the night in Erie, where they trailed the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers 30-7,

only to rally for the win. There was the 2A quarterfinal game in Momence, where the upstart Redskins scored two late TDs, and it took a great tackle on a 2-point conversion try to keep the Comets from going home sad. The final hurdle before state was a matchup with defending 2A champion Mercer County. The Comets proved to be more physical in shutting down the Golden Eagles 14-0. A week later, it was time for the Comets to celebrate a job well done.

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Filling holiday appetizer Deep, talented field of teams to descend on Dixon BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

Before a host of area girls basketball teams dive into the meat of conference play, they’ll see where they stand in a 3-day hoopsfest that is the Dixon Holiday Classic. This year’s event begins today, with eight games on tap at Lancaster Gym. Local teams in the field are Dixon (7-4), Sterling (7-6), Oregon (9-4) and Eastland (11-1). Also

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returning are Rochelle (4-7), Dunlap (6-5), Aurora Christian, Stillman Valley (3-6), Freeport Aquin (7-5), United Township (8-3), Forreston (6-6), Pekin (2-9), Rockford Lutheran (6-1) and Boylan. Kaneland (6-6) and Earlville (4-6) are new tourney entrants, replacing Chicago Kenwood and Rockford Christian. “We’ve got a lot of really good teams coming in,” Dixon coach Luke Ravlin said. “We’ve got some teams

that have big hopes and aspirations, and I think we use this as a measuring stick. When you look at Oregon, Sterling, Rockford Lutheran, Rockford Boylan, United Township, they’re all thinking about winning regionals, winning conference and stuff like that. “Teams use this tournament as a tester, and I think that’s really good.” APPETIZER CONTINUED ON B6

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Dixon’s Maggie Provo shoots against Princeton last week. The Duchesses will host a difficult field in the Dixon Holiday Tournament, which starts today at Lancaster Gym.

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ith the way 2013 ended here in the SVM sports department, it would be easy to think that this was an unlucky year. For those that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, Christopher Heimerman moved to the news side. That was good for the news side and good for Chris. But, for the sports department, it meant one less position, and for the foreseeable future, that position isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t coming back. So, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be forced to make some changes in coverage in the coming weeks and months. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my charge to figure out how to make it work best. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a worry for 2014. For now, we are the few, and we are proud. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent a long time thinking about 2013, and it made me realize that I am pretty lucky to be here. I remember sitting at home last February when I received the news of Bruce Scheideggerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in a single-car accident.

A month later, he sent another making DANWOESSNER sure I sawtext that Sterling 3PORTS%DIgraduate Tyler Loos was TOR2EACH named to the MACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AllHIMAT DWOESSNER Conference first team. SAUKVALLEY Why do these little COMCOM things from former colOR  leagues make me think  EXT  about 2013? Well, it makes me appreciate what I am doing. I could walk down memory lane with this It was a shame column. because the former I could bring up EastSterling coach and athletic director was a well- landâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s run to the state liked and well-respected basketball tournament person within our com- and sitting on the edge of my seat in Peoria munity. I remember receiving a hoping that Dalton call from my journalism Shaner would hit that game-winning shot. mentor, Paul Skrbina, I can admit to being who was in Florida disappointed when it at the APSE judging didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen. conference. We talked I could talk about seeabout the tragedy, and ing the Sterling softball how to handle it jourteam â&#x20AC;&#x201C; comprised of nalistically. some of the players I Speed up several had covered when they months, and I was were trekking though sleeping in my bed when my phone beeped the Little League Central Regional â&#x20AC;&#x201C; making a with a text. It was from thrilling run to the state my predecessor, Will tournament. Larkin. But, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard all He was astonished to that before. see how few football There are countless playoff teams we were memories and hungoing to have.

dreds of stories tapped out on my keyboard and pages drawn up on my computer. What I think about are the little things and not the things that I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t control. A few months after Will left here, he sent me a text about how hard it was to get this job out of his system. See, both he and Paul sat in my chair, shouldering a pretty heavy load. There were nights when it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem worth it. There were long days that never seemed to end. But, once they left for good, they missed it. See, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a special thing we do here, and not always easily replaced no matter how great the next job is. It has to do with the players we cover. The teams we watch. The people we meet, and the work we accomplish. Mostly, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance to be an active part of the community. While 2013 had some unlucky moments, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always feel lucky to have been here.

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at Kinnick Stadium. Though the Hawkeyes lost this game, being able to watch a game from the press box of the stadium where I grew up attending games â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and then go down on the field and into the tunnels underneath it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was a dream come true. Check one thing off the bucket list Larry Brennan thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on there My most memorable moment of the local Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com since before I even sports year happened SVM sports reporter Larry Brennan ranks Ore- knew what a bucket list the night of Saturday, gonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-round playoff upset of Wilmington as was. Nov. 2. his favorite local sports memory from 2013. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when the 5-4 Brian Weidman Blume hit Dhaese on would be the handsOregon football team My story of the year the third play to the down favorite in the title was the Class 3A scored a touchdown Wilmington 9, setting game against Staunton. Rochelle Sectional softand two-point converup the winning score. Coach Mike Papoccia sion with 9.6 seconds ball game between Sterdoes things the right left to win 22-21 at 8-1 ling and Marengo. way, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never Christopher Wilmington in the first The Golden Warriors been better treated or Heimerman round of the Class 3A trailed 5-1 with two outs accommodated by an Seeing the tears of playoffs. First, Tyler in the bottom of the athletic director during seventh before rallying Blume hit Pierce Dhaese joy on Newman footmy reporting days. An for a 9-yard touchdown ball playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; faces after for five runs to pull out pass, then Sawyer Reyn- they smothered Mercer appreciative tip of my a 6-5 victory. A string County 14-0 in the Class cap to the engineer of olds plowed across the of late hits by Sterling, the Blue Machine. goal line for the winning 2A state semifinal Nov. along with some shoddy 23 made for a feel-good two-point conversion. fielding by the Indians, Ty Reynolds swan song as a sports The Hawks turned provided the right comMy favorite event to reporter. the ball over on downs bination for the Golden cover in 2013 is actuWhile I feel privileged trailing 21-14 with just Warriors to keep their ally the same thing to have been able to 1:27 to play, but held postseason alive. from 2012, but with a cover all the programs Wilmington to a threeThey did just that, different venue. After and-out and got the ball in the Sauk Valley, I defeating Wauconda in watching the Iowa admit it warmed my back with 50.6 seconds the Elgin Supersectional heart to know Newman Hawkeyes beat NIU at left on their own 43. to earn their first-ever Soldier Field last year, I trip to the state tournamy former ment. Sterling wound Friday Fish one-upped all-time favorite report- up fourth, after losing HAND GUNS, Fry Buffet ing gig by covering the a pair of one-run deciHOLSTERS, Iowa-NIU game this fall sions in East Peoria. Buy the buffet, get a FREE

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YEAR IN REVIEW | 2013 | TOP 10 LOCAL SPORTS STORIES OF YEAR

May 25, 2013

June 1, 2013

3. Rain delays 2. Locals Missiles’ softball dominate 1A crowning boys state track

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rainy day in Charleston turned into a great day to be from the Sauk Valley, as three of the four top teams in Class 1A came from the area. Newman won the team championship with 41 points on the heels of event wins in the 400 and 800 relays. It was the Comets’ first team title in track & field. While Monmouth-Roseville took second with 31 points, it was followed by ErieProphetstown with 26 and Oregon with 23.5 points. The Panthers’ top finisher was Devin Johnson, who placed second in the long jump. Oregon capped the meet by taking first place in the 1,600 relay. The area also had individual medalists from Fulton and Bureau Valley.

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reshman Ally Bush hit a single in the fourth inning to break a 4-4 tie in the Class 1A state softball championship game against Cumberland in East Peoria. Little did she know that her hit and the 5-hour rain delay that followed shortly after would be all the Missiles would need to win the school’s first championship. The wet weather forced both teams to stop playing at 2:34 p.m. At 6:15, the 2A state title and third-place games were moved to Sunday. At 8:15 p.m., the IHSA ruled the field unplayable, and the Missiles were awarded the 5-4, five-inning win. Morgan Adolph went 2-for-2 with a threerun home run, and SVM’s co-player of the year Emily Bush earned the victory in the circle in her last high school game.

June 1, 2013

February 16, 2013

4. Two locals cash in at state wrestling

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he 2012 state wrestling meet was a tough act to follow after five locals claimed individual titles in Class 1A. While the overall bounty was not quite as much in 2013, Newman’s Brian Bahrs and Oregon’s Brandon Sklavanitis made the area proud by winning their 1A brackets. Sklavanitis became Oregon’s second state champion by defeating Pittsfield’s Zach Abney 4-1 in the championship bout at 170 pounds. Sklavanitis finished the season with a 47-1 record. Bahrs continued the grand Newman tradition in Champaign, and won his third individual title by defeating Clinton’s Kye Reczek 6-3 in the 160-pound championship bout. Newman now has 34 individual state champions in wrestling.

March 9, 2013

February 3, 2013

5. Warriors make 6. Eastland takes 7. Considine amazing rally fourth at state wins Super Bowl

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hile placing fourth at the 3A state tournament is noteworthy enough, the Sterling girls softball team did it in spectacular fashion. The Warriors rallied to beat Marengo in the sectional championship game with five runs with two outs in the seventh to win 6-5.

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he Eastland Cougars made their second trip to the state tournament, and just like the 2010 experience, they came back with a fourth-place trophy. This time around, the Cougars fell in a pair of tightly-contested games that came down to the last shot.

May 18, 2013

8. E-P girls second in state

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he girls 1A state track meet in Charleston came down to the final event to determine the state champion. In the end, Erie-Propehtstown finished second with 56 points, only four behind winner Moweaqua Central A&M. Paige Rus won the triple jump, and E-P won the 400 relay.

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yron native Sean Considine spent 8 years fighting to stay on NFL rosters. He landed with the Baltimore Ravens in what turned out to be his last year. The special-teamer saw action as the Ravens won the Super Bowl 34-31 over the 49ers in New Orleans.

February 9, 2013

January 10, 2013

9. Former coach 10. Damhoff wins Scheidegger dies 500th game

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he Sterling girls basketball program suffered a tough loss in the days leading up to the regional as former coach and athletic director Bruce Scheidegger, 54, died in a single-car accident in Lake Carroll. Scheidegger coached the Warriors to the state quarterfinals in 2007.

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e won his first game in front of his mother, and 27 years later, Russ Damhoff’s mom was in the crowd again to see her son pick up his 500th victory as coach of the Sauk Valley men’s basketball team. The Skyhawks beat Black Hawk East 91-60 to get to the milestone.


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The count tells east how many

Grizzwells by Bill Schorr

Albert Einstein said, “Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” At the bridge table, you hope that everything you need to count accurately can be. In today’s deal, it is East who needs to count, aided and abetted by West. South is in four hearts. West leads his fourth-highest club. How should East plan the defense? South had a minimum twoheart response. He planned to rebid three hearts to invite game, but when North supported hearts, this increased the value of South’s hand, so he bid game. Why did West lead a club instead of a diamond? Because

it was his stronger suit – and because I peeked at the full deal and saw that a diamond lead would kill the defense! East should realize that almost certainly his side has

to take either three clubs and one diamond or two clubs and two diamonds – but which? First, East must find out whether South started with two clubs or three. East wins the first trick with his club king and cashes the club ace. Here, West follows with his two, showing that he began with five clubs. Now East must try for two diamond tricks – how? If West has the diamond king, it does not matter; but in case South has the king and West the queen, East must shift to a low diamond. Now the only question is: Will South guess correctly? Note that if West had started with only four clubs, his second card would have been higher than the three. Then East would have cashed the diamond ace before leading a third club. © 2013 UFS


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NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Well, what did you expect from two injury-riddled teams playing in pajamas on Christmas morning? The Bulls and Nets struggled at the start to make this a gift for a national TV audience, but the visitors dominated the third quarter to cruise to a 95-78 win. Brooklyn-born Taj Gibson scored a game-high 20 points off the bench for the Bulls, delivering a statement he hopes was received. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels good,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;to get a win on national television.â&#x20AC;? Added teammate Jimmy Butler: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an honor to play on this day, and this is a big win for us. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to string them together.â&#x20AC;? The Bulls won their second straight for the first time since mid-November. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 5-12 since Derrick Rose was lost for the season, but even without Luol Deng and his sore left Achilles, they hammered

Star of the game:4AJ 'IBSON "ULLS POINTS Up next:-AVERICKSAT "ULLS PM3ATURDAY TV/Radio:#3. !the Nets, resulting in jeers from some fans wearing Santa hats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have every right to express their opinion, good or bad,â&#x20AC;? Nets coach Jason Kidd said. Technically this wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a morning game, given the noon local tip time. But both teams were counting sheep for much of the first half. Wearing all-red sleeved jerseys that looked more like something Bulls fans would sleep in, the Bulls hoisted four air balls in the first 9 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a good [offensive] rhythm to start, and the defense was just as bad,â&#x20AC;? Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With an early start, your readiness to play is so important. But I liked the way the game

changed.â&#x20AC;? It changed with 6 minutes left in the half after Thibodeau re-inserted Kirk Hinrich to play with fellow point guard D.J. Augustin for the first time. Hinrich and Augustin led the Bulls on a 12-0 run for a 39-31 lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love playing with another guy who can handle [the ball] and make plays,â&#x20AC;? Hinrich said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We seemed to play a little faster.â&#x20AC;? Said Augustin, who had 13 points and five assists in 32 minutes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We both can see the floor and switch on defense against the pickand-roll.â&#x20AC;? Thibodeau put it this way: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having a secondary ballhandler gives you the opportunity to run pickand-roll on both sides of the floor. But the big thing is having shooting on the floor. When you have shooting, it opens things up inside. Carlos [Boozer] had 14 and Taj had 20. The reason is because there is space.â&#x20AC;?

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the lineup. Sterling will open against the defending champion, Aquin, which When teams were brack- went on to win a Class eted, it was with the idea 1A state championship of avoiding conference in 2012-13. The Bullmatchups as much as dogs reached those lofty possible, and it makes heights on the shoulders for some interesting first- of superstar Sophie Brunround games, particularly ner, who now plays at among the locals. Arizona State. Oregon, which finished Eastland has been beatthird in the tourney a year en just once this season, ago, will test itself against by River Ridge-Scales a team just up the road in Mound on Saturday, and Rochelle. It is a rematch will look to show it can of the 2012 third-place hang with tougher comgame, won by the Hawks petition. If the Cougars 58-47. can get past Pekin, United The Hubs arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite Township will likely be as potent this season, waiting in the quarterfiwith long-time coach Kay nals. Dobbs no longer on the Dixon, meanwhile, sideline and her daughdidnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rig the brackets for ter, Michelle, no longer in a first-round cupcake. CONTINUED FROM B1

Instead, it will tangle with Lutheran, annually one of the top teams in the Big Northern West. The Duchesses and Crusaders will be conference rivals, starting next season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really gotten better over the last few weeks,â&#x20AC;? Dixon junior guard Maggie Bushman said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so it will be interesting to see where we stand.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our kids work hard, do everything we ask, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting better every day,â&#x20AC;? Ravlin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We like this tournament because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a test for us. To come in and play four games in 3 days, to play against good competition that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see weekin and week-out, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really good for us.â&#x20AC;?

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1 or 2BR apts. $420. Call 815562-7368 Rochelle Realty. 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. Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

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DIXON 2BR Ranch Duplex Garage. No pets. Snowplowing-$550 815-973-2831 2BR, garage. $550 815-285-4035 or 815-440-0693 3 BR, NW side. $800+ dep. No Smoking, No Pets. 815-284-1707 3BR, 1ba. NE side. $695/mo. 815-9736768.

Nice 2BR. No Pets. $485 + dep. 815-535-6731. Small 3BR home, 1 bath, no garage, fenced in back yard, $650/mo. + $750 dep. 779245-0209

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, or 815-718-5062 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.

STERLING ★ NEW TODAY ★ 2BR, $500/mo. plus dep. 815-6262159 after 3pm. Apartments and Houses for rent in Sterling/Rock Falls. 815-238-2601. Beautiful 2BR, 1 car, w/bsmt, new inside & out. All applcs., central A/C & heat. No pets/ smoking. $650/mo. + dep. Avail. Now! 1703 17th Ave. 779245-8661.

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

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RONALD D. RICHARD A/K/A RONALD RICHARD A/K/A RONALD DWAYNE RICHARD; SANDY R. RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA RUTH RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA R. RICHARD A/K/A SANDRA RICHARD A/K/A RICHARD SANDRA RUTH; FIRST STATE BANK SHANNONPOLO; FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN AMBOY F/K/A THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN AMBOY; ALTORFER, INC.; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 63 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on December 6, 2011; John R Varga, Sheriff, 309 S. Galena St., Dixon, IL 61021, will on January 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 East Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Lee County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 1362 North Bataan Road, Dixon, IL 61021 Permanent Index No.: 02-15-08-200-002 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $123,605.12. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information.

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For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Ahmed Motiwala Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6305840 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013


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Ordinance #2013-12-30 Approving an Indemnification Agreement for John Brady (Urban Outlet Store) in the 300 block of Light Street to construct stairs and landings encroaching onto City right-of-way; Resolution #R2013-1231 MFT General Maintenance to appropriate up to $240,000 for the purpose of maintaining streets and highways for the calendar year of 2014; and Ordinance #2013-12-31 setting out the 2013 Tax Levy in the amount of $3,488,065 were passed at the December 16, 2013 City meeting. These document are published in pamphlet form and available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk, 212 Third Avenue, Sterling, IL 61081, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Marie Rombouts City Clerk December 26th, 2013

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CLASSIFIEDS Sell Your Unwanted Items! CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF Jean A. Blair Deceased

No. 13-P-141 CLAIM NOTICE

Notice is given of the death of Jean A. Blair. Letters of office were issued on December 9, 2013, to Patricia Albrecht, 315 Dale Avenue, Prophetstown, IL 61277 as Independent Executor whose attorney is Rod W. Copeland, 107 E. Third St., Prophetstown, IL 61277. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk of court, Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the representative, or both, on or before June 27, 2014 and any claims not filed within that period 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. Dated this 23rd day of December, 2013. Name Rod W. Copeland Attorney for Independent Executor Address 107 E. Third Street City Prophetstown, IL 61277 Phone 815-537-2201 Dec. 19, 26, 2013 & Jan. 2, 2014

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

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

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

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Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on December 6, 2011; John R Varga, Sheriff, 309 S. Galena St., Dixon, IL 61021, will on January 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 East Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Lee County, Illinois.

Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court.

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815-625-3600

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Said property is legally described as follows: PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD AND A LINE 33 FEET SOUTH OF AND PARALLEL TO A SPUR TRACK SAID POINT BEING 1878.72 FEET NORTHWESTERLY FEET FROM THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 8 AS MEASURED ALONG THE AFORESAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE, SAID POINT OF INTERSECTION BEING ON THE POINT OF CURVE THE TANGENT OF WHICH FORMS AN ANGLE OF 30 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 50 SECONDS TO THE WEST WITH SAID RIGHT RIGHTOF-WAY LINE; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 445.34 FEET A DISTANCE OF 752.39 FEET, SAID CURVE BEING 33 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY OF AND PARALLEL TO THE CENTERLINE OF THE AFORESAID SPUR TRACK; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 7 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 10 SECONDS TO THE LEFT OF SAID TANGENT A DISTANCE OF 98.0 FEET TO A POINT 33 FEET NORTHEASTERLY OF THE CENTERLINE OF A TRAVELED WAY; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY PARALLEL WITH SAID CENTERLINE OF 91.54 FEET TO A POINT 33 FEET WESTERLY OF AND PERPENDICULARLY DISTANCE FROM THE CENTERLINE OF A NORTH-SOUTH SPUR TRACK; THENCE NORTH ALONG A LINE 33 FEET WEST OF AND PARALLEL TO THE SAID CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 836.90 FEET TO THE POINT OF A CURVE; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 922.37 FEET A DISTANCE OF 389.03 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE AFORESAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 991.85 FEET (994.72 FEET MEAS) TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1362 North Bataan Road, Dixon, IL 61021 Permanent Index No.: 02-15-08-200-002 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $123,605.12. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Ahmed Motiwala Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6305840 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. Dec. 12, 19, 26, 2013

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

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

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THE CLASSIFIED Advertising Department of Sauk Valley Media does not have the opportunity to fully investigate the credibility of each advertiser appearing within these columns. If an offer sounds â&#x20AC;&#x153;too good to be trueâ&#x20AC;? it probably is. Proceed with caution if you are asked to send money or to give a credit card number. Proceed with caution in calling 900 phone numbers. All phone numbers prefixed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;900â&#x20AC;? are charged to the CALLER. Charges may be assessed on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;per minuteâ&#x20AC;? basis rather than a â&#x20AC;&#x153;per callâ&#x20AC;? basis. Sauk Valley Classified makes every effort to qualify these charges for the reader. If you have a concern about an advertiser, please contact the Better Business Bureau 330 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60611. 312-832-0500

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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.

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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

Solo's and teams: NO East coast, plenty of miles, scheduled hometime, paid vacation, rider program, late model equipment. Call Chuck or Tim (800)6453748

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. Please mail resume to:

Brechon Farm Services, Inc. 1270 IL. State Route 26 South 'L[RQ ,/ 

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

Please No phone calls or walk-ins.

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

"Partners In Excellence" OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger policy. 2012 & Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825 www.butlertranspport.com

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

Northern Grain Marketing is seeking Experienced CDL drivers. Immediate openings for temporary local grain hauling. Hours may vary. To inquire call Tom Wilson @ 815-973-3016. 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 Start your Holiday Season with a Great Career by Joining our Team. Class A Professional Drivers Call 877-294-2777 for more details or visit

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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

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 ABC Reg border collie puppies, shots & wormed, 6 wks., bl & wh, & br & wh, $500 Phone 815-631-7391. No texts. Christmas Puppies Mixed breed. $50 815-590-9635


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PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE TOPPER FARM

FARM IS LOCATED 1604 US HWY. 52, 1 MILE SE OF DIXON, IL

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 AT 10:30 AM

Sale to be held at the Comfort Inn, 154 Plaza Dr., Dixon, IL 61021. 82.049 Acres, Improved with full set of farm buildings, including 2 houses. Farm is located in parts of section 10, 11, and 14 in twp 21, North, Range 9 East of the 4th P.M. Lee County, IL. Terms: 10% down day of Auction sale and the balance of the purchase price due and payable on or before January 31, 2014 when possession will be given subject to the existing rights of Merle G. Topper to remain in the residence and to farm the land on a fair rental cash basis for so long as he lives and wishes to do so. Real estate taxes: Buyer shall receive a credit upon the purchase price for the 2013 real estate taxes in an amount equal to the 2012 real estate taxes and buyer shall then become liable for payment in full of the 2013 real estate taxes due in 2014. Announcements day of sale take precedence over any previous printed matter. Survey Furnished, PI#126 total acres tillable 66.10 permanent pasture 8.01 Soil type: Assumption, Jasper, Blackberry, OSCO Silt Loam. This sale is pursuant to court order in The Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Lee County, IL. Sale subject to approval of court. Attorneys: Thomas L. Sanders, Ward, Ward, Murray Pace & Johnson, Sterling, IL phone number 815-625-8200. Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann, Gehlbach, Badger, Lee & Considine, Dixon, IL. Phone number 815288-4949. Auctioneers: Kevin Considine License# 440.00411 Cell phone number 815-739-8155, Dixon, IL. Art Johnson Lisence# 440.000473 cell phone number 815-716-3017, Dixon, IL.

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