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Total estimate stays the same Tax rate could go down slightly with higher EAV BY PAM EGGEMEIER 815-625-3600, ext. 5570 @pam_eggemeier

STERLING – The Sterling Park District approved its fiscal year 2017-2018 tax levy ordinance, perhaps with a sense of déja vu

in the process. The levy ordinance unanimously OK’d last week by the board of commissioners is almost a carbon copy of the previous year’s estimates. The total levy estimate, at $1,184,000, is exactly the same as

last year’s. The actual total from last year came in slightly below the estimate, at $1,179,172. Although the estimates are identical, the end result could work in the taxpayers’ favor. ESTIMATE continued on A54

2017-2018 levy breakdown Estimated levies have been approved for the following Sterling Park District funds: General corporate: $217,000 Recreational programs: $163,000 Illinois Municipal Retirement: $ $130,000

Social Security: $213,000 Public liability insurance: $245,000 Auditing expense: $10,000 Museum expenses: $65,000 Policing system: $54,000 Special recreation: $87,000 Total: $1,184,000



Life in the slow lane

Klahn begins his term Former assistant plans to take aggressive stance against violent crime BY ASHLEY CADY 815-625-3600, ext. 5521 @ashleycady_svm

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Briar Tell Vandermyde, held by mom Jessica, was born in the family car on the way to KSB Hospital at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday. Mom and Briar are both doing well. He checked in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces and 21.5 inches, and has been “pretty zonked out,” Jessica said. Click on this story at to meet Jessica and Briar.

Morrison woman delivers own baby in interstate construction zone BY CHRISTOPHER HEIMERMAN 815-625-3600, ext. 5523 CHeimerman_SVM

riar Tell Vandermyde entered the world at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday – according to the clock in his parents’ car. The Vandermydes – Jessica, Mike and little Briar – were admitted to The Birth Place at KSB Hospital at 11:58 p.m., minutes after Jessica delivered Briar herself in the

front seat of a Hyundai Sonata. The wild ride from Morrison began with a decision about 9:30 Tuesday night. Mike was thinking about going hunting. Jessica’s Braxton Hicks contractions were intensifying, but hadn’t yet established a pattern. “He decided, wisely enough, that he probably shouldn’t go,” she said, cracking up. “That was very big of him.” About 10:30 p.m., the pattern formed and an S.O.S. phone call went to Grand-

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Board looks at referendum to expand tax base Increasing program fees could hurt participation, only yield minimal gain BY RACHEL RODGERS 815-625-3600, ext. 5529 @rj_rodgers

DIXON – The Park Board decided that increasing program fees would only yield a small ripple of new revenue, and the cash-strapped district would need to expand its


ma Darla Vandermyde, asking her to come stay at the house. Their 2-yearold daughter, Viola, was fast asleep. “She came in to the rescue, and we got all packed up and started moseying,” Jessica said. Moseying is the right word. The Sonata was slogging through a construction zone less than 10 miles from the Dixon exit when the contractions intensified.

DIXON – The mission of the State’s Attorney’s Office is to ensure public health, safety and protection and to seek justice. That’s exactly what new State’s Attorney Matthew Klahn plans to do as he takes office today. Matt Klahn, who Klahn spent the past 3 years as first assistant state’s attorney, succeeds Anna Sacco-Miller, who decided not to run for a second term. SaccoMiller unseated Henry Dixon in Anna 2012. Sacco-Miller Klahn’s top priority is taking an aggressive stance against violent crime. KLAHN continued on A34



Next meeting The Dixon Park Board next meets at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at the district office, 804 Palmyra St. Go to or the park district office, or call 815-284-3306 for an agenda or more information. tax base to make a substantial splash. Since the district – as well as all of Lee County – is taxcapped under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, the board is considering a referendum to grow its pool

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of taxpayers. The board reviewed a slew of options to better subsidize park programs or bring in additional dollars Wednesday, all of which led back to the recurring strain of stagnant tax revenue.

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“The only way to increase our revenue is to expand our tax boundaries,” Board President Shane Miller said. The board has considered raising out-of-district fees for its various programs, such as sports leagues, either by a dollar amount or a percentage, but there was concern that an extra $5 or $10 could discourage participation. TAX BASE continued on A44

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ERROR? Getting it right We care about accuracy, and we want to correct errors promptly. Please call mistakes to our attention at 815-284-2222 or 815625-3600, ext. 5501 or 5502. Correction Courtney Seagren, a Whiteside Area Career Center Student of the Month, attends Dixon High School. A feature on C2 of the Nov. 26 SV Weekend edition misstated her school. We regret the error.

POLICE Sterling Police Boy, 16, of Rock Falls; 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at First Avenue and East 10th; improper lane usage, leaving the scene of an accident; given state citations. Thomas E. Lewis Jr., 40,

of Sterling; 8 p.m. Tuesday at East Third Street and Seventh Avenue; operating uninsured motor vehicle; given state citation.

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Sharon Johnson, 72, of Rock Falls; 10:10 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of First Avenue; unlawful use of cell phone; given notice to appear in court. Darcy J. Allie, 43, of Rock Falls; 10:34 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of First Avenue; unlawful use of cell phone; given notice to appear in court. Gwen R. Doane, 54, of Rock Falls; 3:11 p.m. Monday at West Fifth Street and 10th Avenue; disobeying a stop sign; given notice to appear in court. Marlene S. Mitchell, 67, of Rock Falls; 2:45 p.m. Monday at West Second Street and Eighth Avenue; disobeying a stop sign; given notice to appear in court. Linn T. Melton, 36, of Prophetstown; 3 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of West Second Street; speeding;


given notice to appear in court. Jeffrey L. Wallace, 59, of Walnut; 9:46 a.m. Monday at First and Dixon avenues; disobeying a traffic control device; given notice to appear in court. Kayla J. Cornstubble, 23, of Rock Falls; 3:46 p.m. Monday at Dixon Avenue and Wiker Drive; speeding; given notice to appear in court. Robert A. Dickson Jr., 39, of Rock Falls; 3:14 p.m. Monday at Second Street and Eighth Avenue; disobeying a stop sign; given notice to appear in court. Glenda K. McNinch, 60, of Sterling; 3:49 p.m. Monday at First Avenue and U.S. Route 30; disobeying a traffic control device; given notice to appear in court. Diane M. Garza, 57, of Prophetstown; 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at Second Street and Grace Avenue; improper lane usage; given notice to appear in court. Christopher M. Steagall, 37, of Rock Falls; 7:17 a.m. Tuesday at Second Street and Eighth Avenue; disobeying a stop sign; given notice to appear in court.

Dixon Police Katherine R. Dooley, 22, of Dixon; 11:18 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Palmyra Street; aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license suspended, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, illegal transportation of alcohol; taken to Lee County Jail. Shante T. Monroe, 24, of Dixon; 9:44 a.m. in the 100 block of East Fellows Street; domestic battery; taken to Lee County Jail. Melissa M. Bennett, 33, of Dixon; 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of West First Street; driving while license suspended; given notice to appear in court.

BIRTHDAYS Happy belated birthday to Blake Eden Boseneiler, on Tuesday. Happy birthday to Jean Wallin, David Ray Hicks, Ryan Bopes, James Schultz Jr., Rick Beck, and Beverly Foster, 10, all today.


Attorney wants evidence thrown out He claims search warrant didn’t properly connect former detective to investigation BY ASHLEY CADY 815-625-3600, ext. 5521 @ashleycady_svm

MORRISON – An attorney representing a former Rock Falls police detective accused of stealing from her department’s evidence locker and tipping off drug dealers has asked that evidence in the case be excluded at trial. Attorney James Mertes filed a motion to suppress Wednesday that asserts evidence found on Veronica Jaramillo and in her Sterling residence should be disallowed. Mertes claims the search warrant didn’t properly connect Jaramillo and her residence to an investigation of Jody Canas, a Sterling man also charged in the case. The motion asserts there was information omitted from the search warrant that was known to law enforcement and important for Judge Jacquelyn Ackert to have to determine the warrant’s credibility.

Additionally, the motion requests that all statements Jaramillo made during her arrest be quashed because her Miranda rights were violated by investigators. Mertes claims Jaramillo asked to be allowed to stop answering questions until her lawyer was present, but Illinois State Police investigators continued the interrogation. Jaramillo, 43, is charged in Whiteside County with theft and official misconduct, both felonies a punishable by 2 to 5 years. She has pleaded not guilty. Her next court date there has not yet been scheduled. In Lee County, prosecutors say Jaramillo leaked information of a pending investigation of Canas, Rickey L. Richardson, and Lynn H. Robinett. She faces seven felony charges in Lee County: possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison; possession of marijuana; conspiracy;

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carry 4 to 15 years; possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, also 6 to 30 years; possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, 3 to 7 years; and conspiracy, 2 to 5 years. He is in Lee County Jail on $200,000 bond.

and four counts of official misconduct, each punishable by 2 to 5 years. She is free on $20,000 bond, and is next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 8. Jaramillo, who resigned May 27 after 11 years as a law officer, was the lead investigator in the Dec. 6, 2015, death of Paul Rodney Depotter, 27, of Rock Falls, who died of a fatal heroin overdose. According to police documents, $1,741 was found on his body and entered into evidence. It’s the same amount Jaramillo is accused of taking.

Richardson, 52, of Harmon, is charged with delivery of cocaine, punishable by 6 to 30 years; and two counts of delivery of cocaine, each 4 to 15 years. He, too, is being held in Lee County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Canas remains in Lee County Jail

Robinett posted bond in June

Canas, 44, the boyfriend of Jaramillo’s sister, Violeta Jaramillo, is charged with six counts: three counts of delivery of cocaine – one that carries 6 to 30 years, and two that

Richardson held on $50,000 bond

Robinett, 45, of Dixon, is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, 3 to 7 years; and conspiracy, 2 to 5 years. He posted bond and was released June 14.

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MOUNT CARROLL – Attorneys for a Freeport man sentenced to life for his wife’s Dec. 5 murder are going to a state appellate court after a Carroll County court denied a reconsideration of the punishment Wednesday. Morgan D. Hake, 50, was found guilty Sept. 23 of first-degree murder in the slaying of his wife, Suzanne Hake, and was sentenced Nov. 4 to life in prison. Hake’s Moline-based attorneys, Daniel P. Dalton and Nate Nieman, filed a reconsideration motion Nov. 22. Circuit Judge Val Gunnarrsson heard the motion Wednesday and denied it. Nieman filed a notice of appeal with the Carroll County Circuit Clerk’s office, and the appeal will be taken to the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois in Elgin. As of Wednesday, a date for an appeals hearing had

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not been set. In the reconsideration motion, Dalton and Nieman cited four reasons to rethink the sentence: • The court failed to consider statutory factors in mitigation, or reducing the severity, among them that Hake’s imprisonment would endanger his medical condition, cause excessive hardship to his daughters, and that he is unlikely to commit another crime. • The court failed to consider nonstatutory factors in reducing the severity, including his education, work history, family support system, and history of drug and alcohol use. • The court improperly relied on factors inherent in the offense when imposing the sentence, by making its own detailed finding of facts and relying on those facts. • The life sentence constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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My wish: Gimme all the time I can have M

y girls were up about 5 Wednesday morning. I’m not commiserating, just setting the scene. OK, maybe I’m commiserating a bit. In fact, that’s the whole idea behind this particular column. Folks with young kids will relate, but I think those with empty nests and no kids at all can take something from it, too. By 6:30, with bellies full of cereal, waffles and breakfast sausages, and the coffee slowly trickling into daddy’s bloodstream, we snuggled on the couch. The girls said something that broke my heart a little: “I want to be a grown-up.”

christopher HEIMERMAN Heimerman is the Enterprise and Projects Editor at SVM. He can be reached at cheimerman@ saukvalley. com or 815-625-3600, ext. 5523.

I laughed, but made sure to explain precisely why they shouldn’t want to grow up. Why I wish they could stay exactly the way they are forever. As I type, I’m listening to a track that came to mind as we bantered: “Still Fighting It” by Ben

Folds. If you’re unfamiliar, here’s how the first refrain goes: “Everybody knows it hurts to grow up.” The next refrain gives it a little more oomph: “Everybody knows it sucks to grow up.” Ain’t that the truth? Work is hard. Family can be trying. Making friends gets harder all the time. Losing them is simply the worst. Finding time to exercise, abstaining from junk food therapy, all the things we do to avoid getting fat or, worse, yet, sick? It’s just. Plain. Hard. Throw twin toddlers into the mix, and the plane can crash into the mountain without striking the balance between

a rested, steady hand and just the right amount of caffeine. Since Anna and Elise arrived, I’ve been told hundreds of times – not an embellishment – that they grow up fast. Don’t wish the days away. It’s good advice, even if it eventually loses its effect with all the repetition. I do my best to cling to the days, but here’s the thing, if I may digress for a moment: I’m not going to apologize for wishing the occasional minute away, whether it be a tantrum, a 2 a.m. intervention, a 5 a.m. wake-up, a sickness, a skinned knee. Sure, the lessons learned are awesome eventually, but

those moments stink. No one enjoys watching their kiddo struggle. Let’s put parenting aside for a moment, though. I don’t want to wish any more time away. Yes, it sucks to grow up, but I’m still 37 years young, and if I wish any more days away, I’m going to be 38, 39, 80 (if I should be so lucky) before I know it. Sure, the joints creak a little more these days, but I’m alive, and I must admit, every day I laugh. Every day I learn. Some days I cry, and more days than not, I experience something for the very first time. Further, the truth is, deep down, I’m OK with my kids growing up. I

Mom a ‘super woman,’ sister says LIFE


“I didn’t remember the contractions being that intense with my daughter right away, and then my water broke,” Jessica said. “He just basically immediately engaged, and I thought, ‘I don’t think we’re going to make it.’ “So we just kept puttering. What else are you going to do in a construction zone?” Call Levi Johnson, that’s what. Mike, eyes on the road, insisted they call KSB to let staff there know they were en route. “I told him, ‘I’m a little busy,’” Jessica said. “So was he, so he called Levi, who called KSB.” In the middle of that call to Mike’s friend, into the world came Briar – 7 pounds, 13 ounces, 21.5 inches long. “Mike told Levi, ‘Tell them we’re coming in hot,’” she said. Mom and baby were admitted, and she soon got the shower she so desperately wanted. “It must be how a football player feels after he won the Super Bowl,” Jessica said. “He earned a shower,

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Briar Tell Vandermyde, held by his mom, Jessica, will be able to tell his friends someday that his mom delivered him in the family car before they could get to KSB Hospital in Dixon. and that’s how I felt. I just wanted my shower.” Once the adrenaline wore off, she fell asleep shortly after 4 a.m. Today, it’s all pretty surreal. Last night was triage in the passenger seat. “[Briar] kind of paused, because they rotate in the canal,” Jessica said. “They do that, but I didn’t like that, because I wanted him out and safe. It was not even 2 seconds when he started crying and breathing fine, but it was a long 2 seconds. Then it was euphoria.” The Birth Place staff said

it’s only about once every 5 years that a baby gets delivered before mom arrives at the hospital, and that a mother once delivered in the lobby. Now, Jessica, 34, has a leg up on the rest of us mere mortals. She’s been a nurse at Morrison Community Hospital for 6 years. Here’s the catch: She’s worked predominantly in geriatric care, and has no desire to be an OB nurse, or even pediatrics for that matter. During her clinicals, she had to put in her time in the delivery room, but


“[It’s] one of our best roles to contribute to the safety of the community,” Klahn said. He also hopes to combat domestic violence and continue the success of alternative courts, a chief project of Sacco-Miller’s. He said he looks forward to collaborating with his team of assistant attorneys and support staff along with law enforcement, and

is getting acquainted with a position that he is very passionate about. Early in his career, Klahn worked in private practice covering criminal defense, civil litigation, family law and general practice. He enjoyed it, but always noticed that “something was pulling me to be a prosecutor,” he said. Klahn beat out William Brozovich and Michael Downey in the March primary with more than 60 percent of the vote. Although the Democratic

party could have produced a candidate, Klahn ran in November unopposed as a Republican. He ran on a platform of being engaged in the community and his experience, such as handling major felony and special victims cases. For his former boss, Sacco-Miller, he has nothing but praise. “She’s been very innovative in regards to her style of prosecuting,” he said. In January, Sacco-Miller applied for a U.S. Depart-

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Briar was her first delivery – and her last, she hopes. “It’s not my specialty at all,” she said. “No interest in that. Hopefully never again.” Despite Jessica’s vocation, her kid sister, Danielle Daoud, who lives in Chicago, said the feat simply solidifies her status as Supermom. “My sister really is a super woman, this just adds to the list,” Danielle said. Jessica looks back with a certain amount of embarrassment, though. “In some ways, I think we should have been on the road earlier,” she said. “You always look back and doubt yourself. This shouldn’t have happened.” She also can’t help but blame herself for tempting fate. During the pregnancy, she’d joked with her doctor, Shirley Stone, that you don’t really want the doctor there for your child’s birth. “You want the doctor there, but you don’t really want them there. You want it to be just natural with no complications. You don’t want them to be needed. “I regret saying that. I didn’t quite mean it so literally.”

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DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College promoted one of its leaders to a new dean position, charged with the task of helping fix its financial woes. At Monday night’s meeting, the Board of Trustees approved promoting Lori Cortez, 34, of Dixon, to the new position of dean of foundation, grants, and governmental relations. For the past 2 years, Cortez has directed TRiO, a program for low-income families, first-generation college students and those with disabilities. Essentially, her job will be to work with the Sauk Valley College Founda-

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ment of Justice grant, in the hopes of creating a less burdensome process for victims. In October, she received $443,508 to form a response team and support center dedicated to easing the trauma for sexual assault victims. Sacco-Miller has offered Klahn assistance in getting the sexual assault grant program up and running and make it a smooth transition. “I’m very grateful to have this opportunity,” Klahn said.

DIXON – The Rock River Valley Chapter of VietNow’s 28th annual POW/MIA Christmas tree lighting and vigil begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park on Palmyra Road. The group will light a bulb for each missing Illinois Vietnam, World War II and Korean War vet. The tree will remain lighted throughout the holidays. The theme is “I’ll be home for Christmas, if

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tion to form a game plan to optimize existing revenue streams and genLori erate new Cortez ones. Because the college got about one-third of its state aid for fiscal year 2017, the budget is about 1.9 million in the red. The college’s post for a new TRiO director closes Sunday. Hellmich said the college has received a great pool of candidates, and that Cortez’s replacement could be on the job as soon as Jan. 1. Dean of Student Services Janet Matheny will serve as interim director when Cortez moves into her new position Monday.


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think about all the neat things I’ve been able to experience. They’re going to experience so many of those things, too, and so many other things I personally didn’t explore or maybe even encounter. That’s neat, yes? Just the same, I’m going to start slipping a little bit of coffee into their milk with breakfast. They can stay little and relatively innocent a little longer.


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Larry M. Hagen DIXON – Larry M. Hagen, 71, of Dixon, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Larry was a police officer for the Dixon City Police Department for 27 years, retiring in 1995. He then worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections parole supervisor for five counties, for 10 years. Larry was born Feb. 9, 1945, in Dixon, the son of Lester H. and Lillie M. (Waite) Hagen. He married Wendy Whitney on Aug. 20, 1966, in Dixon. He was drafted into the Army and served during the Vietnam War. Larry was a member of St. James Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon since 1968, and served on the church board. He also was a member of American Legion Post 12 in Dixon, Dixon Police Pension Board, Cardinal Capers Motor Home Group, and the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. Larry loved to golf and to explore the world on his motorcycle, or travel in his motor home when he was not polishing and cleaning his automobiles, organizing, fixing, and maintaining his home. But most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Larry’s granddaughter summed up his life beautifully in the following Instagram post: “Yesterday I lost my grandpa. He was the strongest person I knew, and I never expected to lose him so soon. He was an amazing father to my mom and my aunt, a loving husband of 50 years to my grandma, a wonderful friend to every-

one he met, a kick-ass monopoly player, a veteran, a faithful Christian man, a builder and fixer, a provider, a shelter, a shoulder to cry on, an advice giver, a policeman, an intimidating force to any boys my mother and aunt brought home, and the best grandpa I could have ever wanted. Thank you to all that have reached out to me and my family in this time, we appreciate your prayers. I love you papa. Thank you for all the amazing memories you gave me and everyone around you. We miss you!” Larry is survived by his wife, Wendy Hagen of Dixon; two daughters, Janet (Patrick) Doyle of Bolingbrook and Julie Brinkmeier of Westland, Michigan; one sister, Juanita Hornung of Yuma, Arizona; six grandchildren, Grace Doyle, Maeve Doyle, Kira Brinkmeier, Savannah Brinkmeier, Evan Brinkmeier, and Gracie DellaRovere; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Visitation also will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday, until time of services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Dixon. The Rev. Robert Dunbar, pastor of St. James Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon, will officiate. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Rock River Bible Camp. Visit to send condolences.

Sherman ‘Sherm’ Schubbe OREGON – Sherman “Sherm” Schubbe, 80, of Oregon, formerly of Hampshire, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. He was born on April 30, 1936 in Elgin, to Charles and Katherine (Schellenberger) Schubbe. He was adopted by foster parents George and Phyllis Klein at a young age, when his parents divorced. He joined the Army and served from 1957 to 1959. He married Sandra Zimmerman on May 31, 1963. Sherm lived in the Hampshire area for most of his life, and moved 12 years ago to Oregon. He loved fishing and hunting, but his biggest hobby and his passion was his work. He owned and operated Schubbe Electric in the Hampshire area for many years. Sherm loved our Creator and will be greatly missed by many who loved him. Survivors include Sandy, his wife of 53 years; daughter, Suzette (Michael Zell) of Algon-

quin; son, Scott (Gina Santoria) of Mena, Arizona; grandson, Mitchell (Jennifer Ogger) of Mena; a stepbrother, Randy (Judy) Klein of Burlington; stepsister Charlene Klein of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews, and their children. He was preceded in death by his parents; his foster parents; his brothers, Charles, Harry, and Franklin; and his sister, Charlotte.   Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, and the memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St. in Oregon. Graveside service will be 2:45 p.m. Friday, with military honors, at the Hampshire Center Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, the veterans, or Serenity Hospice.  Fredrick Funeral Home in Hampshire is assisting the family. For information, call 847-683-2711.

Reno Alan Robertson SABULA, Iowa – Reno Alan Robertson, 23 of Sabula, formerly of Savanna, died Nov. 27, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa. Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna handled arrangements.

▼ Today’s visitation: Michael Greve of Dixon, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. ▼ Today’s funeral: Judith Willis of Sterling, 5 p.m. gathering of family and friends at Sterling American Legion Post 296 in Sterling. ▼ Friday visitations: Sherman Schubbe of Oregon, 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oregon. Gerald L. Hamstra of Morrison, 4-8 p.m. at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. Larry M. Hagan of Dixon, 4-8 p.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. ▼ Friday funerals: Sherman Schubbe of Oregon, 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oregon. Michael Greve of Dixon, 11 a.m. at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Cassandra “Sandy” Banda of Sterling, Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.

at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. ▼ Saturday visitation: Larry M. Hagan of Dixon, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Dixon. ▼ Saturday funerals: Gerald L. Hamstra of Morrison, 10:30 a.m. at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Harold Hagenow of Quincy, 1 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Janice M. Gilbert, 10:30 a.m. Memorial Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Polo. ▼ Dec 10 visitation: Thomas L. Simpson of Oregon, 10 a.m. at Finch Funeral Home in Mount Morris. ▼ Dec. 10 funerals: Thomas L. Simpson of Oregon, 11 a.m. at Finch Funeral Home in Mount Morris. Wanita M. Trader of Dixon, 1 p.m. at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dixon.

Gerald L. Hamstra MORRISON – Gerald L. Hamstra, 81, of Morrison, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Morrison Community Hospital. He and his wife, Esther, owned Hamstra Carpet Cleaning from 1975 until retiring in 2000. Gerald was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Morrison, to Marvin and Inez (Tenboer) Hamstra. He served in the Army. He married Esther L. (Buikema) VanZuiden on Oct. 4, 1974, in Morrison. She died Dec. 24, 2013. He was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Survivors include one daughter, Marsha Hamstra of East Moline; four sons, Kevin (Barb), Gregg (Tammy), Brad, and Arlyn (Lisa) Hamstra, all of Prophetstown; two stepdaughters, Debra VanZuiden and Deane (Mike) Patten, both of Morrison; two stepsons, Gary (Monica) VanZuiden of Dun-

lap and Rodney (Deann) VanZuiden of Morrison; 28 eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth (Tony) Boom of Moline; and one brother, Keith (Joyce) Hamstra of Morrison. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Esther; and brother and stepdaughter, both in infancy. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, with Ken Renkes officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. Interment with military honors will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial to Ebenezer Reformed Church has been established. Visit to send condolences.

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Janice M. Gilbert POLO – Janice M. Gilbert, 80, of Polo, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at her home, with family by her side. She was born June 24, 1936, in Gilmore City, Iowa, the daughter of Charles Murphy and Helen (Wesbey) Wallace. She married Lloyd Gilbert on Sept. 20, 1958. He preceded her in death in 1991. Janice worked for nursing homes in Polo and Mount Carroll as a cook. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Polo. Survivors include sons, Gregory (Millie) Gilbert of New Jersey and Mark (Celeste) Gilbert of Rockford; daughter-in-law, Tina Gilbert of Polo; sisters, Delores Adams and

Doris Dausman; four grandchildren; and greatgrandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her son, Kirk Gilbert; sister, Mary Bowyer; brother, Robert Murphy; and two half brothers, Frank, Mike and Ted Wallace. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Polo, with the Rev. Joseph P. Naill, officiating. Private burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit to send condolences. Polo Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Harold J. Hagenow QUINCY – Harold J. Hagenow, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Bremer County, Iowa, the son of John and Winnie (Jans) Hagenow. He married Frieda Wolters on March 3, 1950, in Denver, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Aug. 6, 2007. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the Philippines. He worked in sales for Lucky Foods for many years retiring in 1989, at age 63. Those left to honor his memory include his daughter Janet Metz, of Dixon;

two sons, Darrell (Lisa) Hagenow of Orlando, Florida, and Bruce Hagenow of Texas; and 6 grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Norma; and a daughter Joyce in infancy. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. Private burial will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. A memorial has been established to the Epilepsy Foundation. Visit to send condolences.

Cassandra ‘Sandy’ Banda STERLING – Cassandra “Sandy” Banda, 64, of Sterns Square in Sterling, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born Oct. 3, 1952, in Sterling, the daughter of Calletano and Estella (Lopez) Banda. She had worked 40 years at Self Help in Sterling. Surviving are her sister, Corrie (Mike) Gray of Sterling; her brothers, Carl (Janis) Banda of Sterling, Christo (Erin) Banda of Exeter, New Hampshire, and Conrad (Edie) Banda

of Gilberts; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Crystal Banda-Mullen; and her brother, Oscar Banda. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. James R. Keenan officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

Thomas L. Simpson OREGON – Thomas L. Simpson, 73, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford. Tom was born Dec. 12, 1943, in Rockford, the son of Charles and Muriel (Alberts) Simpson. Tom was raised by Royal and Marian Holden. He graduated in 1961 from Oregon High School, and he received his Associate of Science degree in 1997. Tom married Diane Bunnell on Feb. 10, 1968, in Orangeville. He was a rural mail carrier for Byron post office, retiring in 2010. Tom served in the Army from 1962 to 1965.   Tom is survived by his wife; Diane Simpson of Oregon; Theresa Garcia of Mahomet, and Deanna Kyker of Dixon; four granddaughters, Alyssa

and Angela Garcia of Mahomet, Nicole Kyker of Dixon, and Aleshia Kyker of Polo; greatgrandson, Riley James McPhillips of Polo; four brothers, Stan Simpson, Art Simpson, Jack (Patricia) Simpson, all of Rockford, and Carl (MaryEllen) Simpson of Champaign; two sisters, Margaret Livengood of Milledgeville and Judy (Mike) Smith of Rockford. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Estaban Garcia; and brother-inlaw, Sheldon Livengood. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Dec. 10, and the memorial service at 11 a.m. at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris, with the Rev. Mike Huffman officiating. Burial will be at later date. Memorials will be established.

Board OKs extension of UTV pilot program TAX BASE


Recreation Director Terry Shroyer said about 60 percent of league participation comes from outside the district, and participation dropped in the past when nonresident fees were implemented.

“It’s a slippery slope,” he said. Board Vice President Ron Pritchard said while the number of programs the district offers has increased, the sum it has to fund them has remained the same. “It’s the same pie, but we have more pieces,” he said. To increase its tax base, the district would need

to pass a referendum by both its current tax base population and those who would be annexed into the fold. The last expansion referendum failed in November 2000 by a 860251 vote. “I think we should leave things like they are and work on the referendum, and if that doesn’t work,

we start doing serious increases,” board member Paul Campbell said. The board agreed to wait and review the matter further. District Executive Director Deb Carey said the district has brought in about $430 in out-ofdistrict fees this year. The board approved a new fee for fishing tour-

naments that requires organizations to pay $100 for an event with a maximum of 25 boats and $200 for 50-boat events. The board also: • Discussed improvements including shoulder work made to the main road in Lowell Park and the road to Woodcote. • Approved an extension to the pilot program

that allows utility task vehicle riders to drive on the Stengal Trail after buying a $100 permit. • Agreed to move forward with regulating golf cart use in Lowell Park, which is currently allowed through a park ordinance but does not require registration, and model it after the UTV trail program.

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LEFT: George Bailey (left), played by Doug Smith, and Clarence, played by Denny Scott talk on the bridge during a rehearsal of the Polo Area Community Theater’s presentation of the 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Showtimes are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday at Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave. ABOVE: Mary Hatch, played by Naysa Green, and Bailey, played by Smith, are shown during rehearsal. Tickets are $7 in advance or $9 at the door for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger, and $7 for seniors. Groups of 10 of more adults can get tickets for $6 each in advance. They are available through today at Polo Public Library, 302 W. Mason. St., First State Bank, 211 S. Division Ave., and Polo Sub Stop, 109 W. Mason St. The box office opens 45 minutes prior to showtime.

Insurance again accounts for the largest single levy ESTIMATE


“The tax rates should actually go down a bit because EAV is expected to go up a little,” Parks Executive Director Larry Schuldt said. In breaking down the line items, insurance accounts for the largest single levy, which is not a new development. “Insurance has been the highest number for quite some time,” Schuldt said. Schuldt said insurance might look more disproportionate because many of the other levies have been at their ceilings for many years. “We can only levy 10 cents for corporate and 7.5 cents for the recreational fund, for instance, without putting it on a referendum,” Schuldt said. It’s been a long time since the park district has asked for an increase

that triggered the need for voter approval. The state sets ceilings for the individual levies. The taxing bodies can go above those amounts, but only with a referendum. “The last time we went for a referendum was 1975,” Schuldt said. “The Lawrence Park pool had been run jointly by us and the Coloma Park District, and Rock Falls decided it wanted to get out of the pool business.” The levy for public liability insurance comes in at $245,000, even surpassing the general corporate fund, for which $217,000 will be levied. Social Security is next with a levy of $213,000, and the recreational programs fund at $163,000. The levy for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund held steady at $130,000. The city’s special recreation fund levy is in its sixth year. The Sterling Special Recreation Association was set up in

partnership with the city through an intergovernmental agreement. The levy is used to fund projects in recreation areas related to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The city is responsible for seven neighborhood parks including Grandon, Lincoln, Wallace and Platt. The Dillon Home is owned by the park district, so there is a museum fund levy. That levy is estimated at $65,000, a $2,000 increase from last year’s estimate. The Sterling Park District Museum Association, however, provides most of the museum funding. “The bulk of the funding is from the museum association, which is a nonprofit foundation,” Schuldt said. The park district also helps the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society with its operating expenses, particularly salaries, wages, and maintenance.

IN BRIEF Last-minute Exelon subsidy proposal goes to House floor SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A massive plan to bolster Illinois’ nuclear industry and expand energy efficiency programs will get a House floor vote today on the final day of the General Assembly’s fall session, despite concerns by critics that the measure amounts to a multibillion-dollar bailout. The Energy Committee voted 9-1 late Wednesday evening to advance the legislation that funnels $235 million a year to power-producing giant Exelon Corp. for 13 years. The money subsidizes unprofitable nuclear plants in Clinton and the Quad Cities that Exelon said would be shuttered over the next 18 months. Environmental groups hail the plan for

its recognition and reward of “clean” energy production. And a key change in the measure, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Bob Rita of Blue Island, is a cap on power rates for all customers. Backed by Exelon and its power-distributing subsidiary ComEd, along with environmental groups because of a massive expansion of electricity-saving efficiency programs, the legislation had stalled. But it got a Wednesday morning jump-start from legislative leaders and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, according to a statement by a supportive Illinois Retail Merchants Association. Rauner had expressed concern in recent weeks about Exelon’s claim that without the subsidy, there would be 4,200 jobs at Clinton and Cordova lost by the shutdowns.

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Good luck to new prosecutor What we think Lee County’s new state’s attorney takes office today. Congratulations and best wishes to Matt Klahn.


f it’s Dec. 1 of a presidential election year in Lee County during the 21st century, then it must mean a new state’s attorney is being sworn in. That’s the trend county residents have witnessed since Dec. 1, 2000, when Linda Giesen took the reins from 12-year retiring incumbent Dan Fish. Since then, we’ve seen Paul Whitcombe take the oath of office on the first of December in 2004, Henry Dixon in 2008, and Anna Sacco-Miller in 2012. The office’s revolving door has been due mostly to electoral defeats for incumbents except in the case of Sacco-Miller, who chose not to seek a second term. So today, Matt Klahn, Sacco-Miller’s former first assistant state’s attorney, takes charge of the Lee County state’s attorney’s office. Klahn is a thirty-something lawyer with 3 years’ experience in private sector management, 5 years’ experience in private practice law, and about 4 years’ experience as an assistant state’s attorney for Lee County. THAT EXPERIENCE should serve Klahn well. He has overseen the office’s operation, handled many major cases himself, and served as lead civil attorney for the Lee County Board. Klahn noted in March column that his active engagement with local police has benefited the cause of law enforcement. “We have opened lines of communication

between all of our agencies, which has allowed us to act quickly when law enforcement activities are taking place and legal issues arise,” he wrote. The result, Klahn wrote, is that efforts have become more effective in holding those who commit criminal acts accountable, as well as helping people overcome the ill effects of drug and alcohol addiction. Those efforts, in turn, bring about improved safety for Lee County residents, he wrote. THERE IS MUCH wisdom in what Klahn had to say in those days before a three-way Republican primary that he won convincingly with 60.5 percent of the vote over two other candidates. He was unopposed in the Nov. 8 general election. As Klahn noted, good communication is key to success. That’s true not only among law enforcement officials but between elected officials and their constituents. As a conduit for that communication, Sauk Valley Media appreciates Klahn’s past cooperation in responding to our reporters’ requests for information on various criminal cases – information that we then pass along to the public through news stories. We hope such good communication continues throughout his term. On the occasion of Klahn’s first day in office, we congratulate Lee County’s new prosecutor and wish him well.


Don’t fall for scammers who call cellphones CAROL CHANDLER Dixon

On Tuesday, I received a call on my cellphone that originated in Shelburne, Vermont. Since I didn’t recognize the number (802-985-8601) and knew no one in Vermont, I didn’t answer it. Later, I checked the number on my computer and found that it was listed “Flagged as Scam or Fraud. Scam Activity Level: High.” The call was listed as originating in Burlington, Vermont. This is the third call that I have received that was bogus. The first two were allegedly from one of my grandsons stating that he was, first, in Mexico, and second, that he had been in an accident. Both of these callers had no foreign accent and greeted me with the name

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that my grandchildren call me. One call had a traceable number, but when checked said merely, “not in North America.” I reported the first two calls to the police and was told that the calls were mostly from Jamaica. The officer advised me that these scammers get a lot of information from Facebook and do a lot of research before they place a call. He also advised me not to engage them in conversation as it may give away additional information. It seems like a large percentage of these calls are targeting senior citizens. Just because we’re old, doesn’t mean that we are stupid! Do not respond to numbers that are unfamiliar. If someone calls and identifies himself or herself as a family member but indicates that he or she is in trouble and needs money, hang up and call the family member.


Castro’s death ends an era U.S. can help Cubans through educational/cultural exchanges, limited trade and investment ARTHUR I. CYR Northbrook

The death of Cuban revolutionary and dictator Fidel Castro is a major moment, in the midst of important economic changes. Acknowledging his importance as an epic Machiavellian survivor in no way minimizes the ruthlessness of his regime. In May 2015, the United States removed Cuba from the list of states sponsoring terrorism. This greatly facilitates interchange between the two sides. Of particular significance, banking restrictions were lifted. Last March, President Barack Obama visited Cuba. President Calvin Coolidge was the last U.S. chief executive to visit the island nation, in early 1928. Slowly but also surely, the ruthless dictatorship that controls Cuba has been forced to face the reality of economic failure of communism. Fidel Castro began transition of power to younger brother Raul Castro in 2006. Four years later, Fidel suddenly re-emerged in the

media spotlight and proceeded dramatically to lament the shambles of the nation’s economy. At the same time, the Cuban government announced layoffs of 500,000 workers, combined with liberalization designed Arthur I. to encourCyr age small business and foreign purchases of real estate. This was admission of failure by Cuba’s committed communist leaders. Havana now courts foreign investment, while maintaining political controls. In 2009, the U.S. loosened extremely tight restrictions on travel and financial remittances. Additionally, telecommunications companies were allowed to pursue licensing agreements. The Soviet Union, a vital subsidy source, collapsed a quarter century ago. Venezuela provided limited aid, but that economy is now a wrecked basket case.



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Enemies as well as admirers agree Fidel Castro demonstrated strong leadership before age and illness led him to retire. After taking power in early 1959, enforcer brother Raul handled bloody mass executions with efficient dispatch. Fidel highlighted new alliance with the Soviet Union by joining Nikita Khrushchev in a 1960 visit to the United Nations in New York. The Soviet premier was wildly disruptive at U.N. sessions, while the Cuban delegation provided a media sideshow, based at a Harlem hotel. The Eisenhower administration began a clandestine effort to overthrow the regime, including a CIA project to assassinate Castro. The successor Kennedy administration vastly escalated efforts. Cuba became an active, far-reaching revolutionary force. The U.S. aggressively intervened against perceived threats, notably in Chile in the 1970s, where East Germany was influential. Cuban troops served as Soviet proxies in various Africa wars. When Fidel stepped down, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice endorsed “peaceful, democratic change” in that nation and suggested that the “interna-

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tional community” work directly with the people. We should emphasize educational and cultural exchanges, along with limited trade and investment. President Dwight Eisenhower took this approach with the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War. Above all, we should avoid directly attacking the regime. Previous aggressive interventions were highly counterproductive. Vice President-elect Mike Pence used the occasion of Fidel Castro’s passing to underscore hope for a democratic Cuba. Today foreign trade and investment, education, and information are keys to that objective. Note to readers: Arthur I. Cyr is Clausen distinguished professor at Carthage College and author of “After the Cold War” (NYU Press and Palgrave/ Macmillan). Contact him at

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Lawmakers look to block tax increases Amendment would require three-fifths vote to pass lame-duck hikes Tribune News Service

Two Illinois House members, including one lame duck by choice, said Tuesday they are trying to make it harder for lawmakers to pass a tax increase during the lameduck session in January. Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, who didn’t seek another House term and won election in November as McHenry County Board chairman, joined with Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, at a Statehouse news conference. Franks is chief sponsor of a constitutional amendment that would require a three-fifths vote of the legislature to pass a tax increase following an election but before new members are sworn in. That amendment, if

approved by the legislature, would go to voters in the 2018 general election. And McSweeney is chief sponsor of a resolution, HR1494, that would put House members on the record opposing a tax increase vote between Jan. 1 and Jan. 11, when current law would allow a simple majority to pass such a measure. The 100th General Assembly – including lawmakers elected Nov. 8 – gets sworn in at midday Jan. 11. Franks noted that after former Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn won a full term in 2010, some lawmakers about to leave office helped pass a temporary income tax increase in January 2011 and got jobs with the administration. “It literally made me sick,� Franks said.

And he said it would be “unacceptable� if talk of a “grand bargain� on the budget including a tax increase turns into lameduck session action this January. “The scariest words in Springfield are ‘grand bargain’ or ‘grand compromise,’� added McSweeney. “Raising the income tax will kill jobs. It will hurt small businesses. It will again drive more people and families out of this state.� McSweeney also said that given that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2014 campaigned against extension of the 2011 temporary increase signed by Quinn, he hopes Rauner will “stand firm� against a “sleazy lame-duck tax increase� this January.

Rauner has said he is open to new revenue, but only with businessfriendly reforms yet to be agreed to by Democrats. Franks and McSweeney also said they don’t like the fact that budget negotiations between the governor and legislative leaders are taking place behind closed doors. “All these leaders’ meetings should be televised,� McSweeney said. “We saw the televised version,� said Steve Brown, spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, apparently referring to a gathering in Rauner’s office a year ago when AP opening statements were streamed to the public. Illinois Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, argues legis“That really didn’t move lation while on the House floor during veto session Wednesday at the Capitol in Springfield. the ball very far.�



Agency revokes group home license

Lawmakers ask Rauner to resume contract talks

CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Department of Human Services has revoked a group home provider’s license and cited the state-funded business for safety issues and rights violations of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. On Monday, the department’s chief licensing official, Felicia Stanton Gray, told Reuben Goodwin Sr. she was revoking the license for his eight group homes and daytime training program, all under the name Disability Services of Illinois, the Chicago Tribune reported.

“I think we do a good job to make sure people are safe and that the staff is trained,� said Goodwin in an interview last month. Goodwin can appeal the decision by requesting a hearing before Dec. 23, but the department will still move 45 adults to other community-living options in the next two weeks. Human Services spokeswoman Meredith Krantz said the state agency will work toward changing the way group homes “are held accountable in order to ensure individuals with disabili-

ties receive high levels of care.� The move comes after Disability Services was spotlighted in an investigation by the newspaper this month that revealed the inspector general’s office mishandled a 2012 investigation into neglect allegations at Goodwin’s business. The investigation found at least 42 deaths linked to abuse and neglect in group homes or their day programs over the past 7 years. Residents have been humiliated and lost freedom, state records show. The probe also identified 1,311 cases of documented harm since July 2011 – hundreds more cases of docu-

mented harm than publicly reported by Illinois’ Department of Human Services. Results from Chicago Tribune’s investigation have prompted Human Services Secretary James Dimas to order widespread reforms to improve public accountability and streamline investigations. “My concern is that too often agencies hide behind their confidentiality statutes, which makes it harder for the public to know what is going on,� Dimas said previously. The newspaper’s attempts to reach Goodwin for comment were unsuccessful.

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Nearly three dozen Illinois legislators of both political stripes are asking Gov. Bruce Rauner to resume contract negotiations with the state’s largest publicemployee union. The lawmakers said Wednesday the issue is crucial to the struggling state. Decatur Democratic Rep. Sue Scherer says “nothing happens if you’re not at the table.� Republican Rauner ended talks last winter with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees state council. A state

labor board sided with Rauner this month that talks were at “impasse.� Bruce That means Rauner the governor can impose his terms. He did that a second time Wednesday in announcing an employee drug and alcohol testing plan. AFSCME says in a statement it will talk. Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly says the two sides should cooperate on implementing the governor’s provisions.


IN BRIEF Caretakers of disabled Illinois residents could get OT pay SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois General Assembly approved a measure allowing home health care workers to get overtime pay for work over 40 hours a week. The 68-42 vote in the House on Wednesday would allow disabled people aided by visiting workers to keep familiar faces helping them even if work exceeds

40 hours in a week. The bill now goes to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. But Rauner cited cost in severely limiting overtime pay this year after a federal rule qualified the workers for time-and-a-half overtime pay. Advocates say it’s meant that disabled people had to find newcomers to finish up a few hours each week – people who are unfamiliar to the clients and hard to find for minimal hours.




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Lifestyle Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Wife’s job at gym has husband in a sweat Dear Abby, My wife and I have been married for almost 11 years and have three children. About 4 years ago my wife cheated on me and left. After a 6-week split, we decided we wanted to work things out. Everything was great – until recently, when she got a job working at a busy gym. Several of the guys from the gym have added her on Facebook and send her messages. They like all her posts and pictures. I work out there and when I go in, I see her laughing and joking with them. This has all started to bring me flashbacks to when she cheated. I tried talking to her

dearABBY Abigail Van Buren’s (Jeanne Phillips) column appears during the week through Universal Press Syndicate.

about how I feel, but she just says they are my insecurity issues and I need to deal with them. At this point, I’m contemplating divorce so I won’t go through the same pain I went through last time. I check her Facebook page constantly to see if

she has added any new guys and see what comments they are leaving. I know it’s not healthy, and it makes me constantly depressed. My wife has no interest in marriage counseling, but tells me I should seek professional help for my issues. Is there any saving this marriage, or is it time to move on? – Threatened in Texas Dear Threatened, Part of your wife’s job is to be friendly to the members of that gym. It doesn’t mean that she’s involved with any of them outside of work. The problem with jealousy and insecurity is that unless they are managed,

they tend to feed on each other and grow. While I can’t banish the suspicions from your mind, some sessions with a licensed mental health professional might help you to put them into perspective. It might save your marriage. However, if it doesn’t ease your mind, you can always talk to a lawyer. Dear Abby, I take a maintenance pain pill for arthritis. I count them every other day to make sure that I’m not taking too many. My daughter has been coming to my house a lot lately, and – not every time, but off and on – I’ll count my pills after she

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES Friday, Dec. 2 Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon. Appointments: 815284-3371. Blood pressure screenings, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Health Department, 1300 W. Second St., Rock Falls, 815-626-2230. Whiteside County Genealogists meeting, 9 a.m., Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 211 Locust St., Sterling, Marilyn, 815-625-1370, ext. 20. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:3011:30 a.m., Oliver’s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Living & Rehab Center, 811 S. 10th St. Blood pressure checks, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-5893925. Alcoholics Anonymous Gratitude Group, noon, open; 6 p.m., open, lower level, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling.

Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, this is your meeting; 7 p.m., open, Grapevine, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., women’s, closed, back door, Reformed Church parsonage, 703 14th Ave., Fulton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open; Al-Anon-Alateen, 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Reformers Unanimous, an addiction abstinence program, 7-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 24 N. Mason Ave., Amboy, 815857-2682. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, First Congregational Church, 218 E. Third St., Prophetstown. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed (6), Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll. Saturday, Dec. 3 Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave., Davis Junction. Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., Gateway Faith Fellowship parsonage, 701 14th Ave., Fulton, 563321-8577.

leaves, and my count doesn’t match the one from the day before. Sometimes I’m missing almost all of them, but when I talk to my daughter and ask if she took them, she always says she didn’t. If I ask nicely, “Are you sure?” she accuses me of calling her a liar. I know she’s taking them, but I don’t know what to do about her lying to me about it. I really need the pills for myself. The doctor prescribes them only once a month, and I know I’m going to run out. What should I do? I don’t want to hurt my daughter’s feelings, but she needs to stop taking my pills. – In Pain in Kansas

Dear In Pain, Your daughter might have become addicted to your pain medication or be selling them to people who are. It’s time to start keeping your pills under lock and key. Once you do, your daughter might be forced to come clean about the lying – or you might find you’re seeing a lot less of her than you presently do. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Alcoholics Anonymous Gratitude Group, 9 a.m., open; noon, open; 6 p.m., open, lower level, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., closed, former St. Anne Grade School, 32 N. Jones Ave., Amboy, 815-857-2315. Illowa Sport Flyers, 10 a.m.noon, Erie Airpark, 8898 Star Road. Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 7 p.m., closed (5), Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Narcotics Anonymous, noon, in the back of Lifescape Community Services, 1901 First Ave., Sterling, 815-535-3748, 24-hour hotline 844-678-7684. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, Old Timers; 7 p.m., open, family fun night, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Overeaters Anonymous, 5 p.m., lower-level entrance, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll, 630-709-7807. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., steps and traditions, closed, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon.

Lauer signs on for more of NBC’s ‘Today’ through 2018 Tribune News Service

Matt Lauer has quietly signed on for 2 more years as co-anchor on NBC’s “Today.” Citing unnamed sources, the New York Post said late Tuesday that Lauer agreed to extend his commitment to the morning program through 2018. An NBC News representative is not officially commenting on the report. But a person familiar with the deal said Lauer’s latest contract signing is not recent. Lauer, 58, has been at the helm of “Today” since 1997. He joined the program as a news reader in 1994. There had been no talk of him leaving “Today,” which generates around $500 million a year in revenue for NBC.

Lauer, who co-anchors the 7-9 a.m. hours of “Today” with Savannah GuthMatt rie, has Lauer long been seen as critical to NBC’s success with the morning audience. While ABC’s “Good Morning America” has the most viewers overall, “Today” is the top-rated program among viewers ages 25 to 54, the group advertisers seek most when they buy commercials on news programming. The Post said Lauer is earning $20 million a year in the new deal. While NBC has never confirmed a number, various reports have put Lauer’s annual

salary at between $20 million and $25 million over the past decade. Lauer was subjected to harsh criticism from pundits and political partisans earlier this year for his performance as moderator in NBC’s presidential candidate forum after he failed to press Presidentelect Donald Trump on his insistence that he had been opposed to the Iraq war. Lauer also received blowback for interrupting Hillary Clinton, who attempted to provide longer and more detailed answers during her portion of the forum. But the controversy over Lauer’s performance never affected his standing with viewers as “Today” ratings remained steady in the aftermath.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Bags, 10 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Community coffee, 10-11 a.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., 815-456-3000. Friendly Needles, 10:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Mexican Train, noon, Polo Area Senior Services, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Hand and Foot card game, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252.

Hand and Foot card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Crocheting, knitting and crafts, 1 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Euchre/500 games, 1-2 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 1 p.m., Sterling Women of the Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway. Euchre, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-8220. Euchre, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Trap shooting, 2 p.m. until no shooters, Coleta Sportsmen’s Club, the corner of Pilgrim and Blue Goose roads, 815-336-2191. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925 Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls VFW, 217 First Ave. Mexican Train dominoes, 6 p.m., Tampico Area Commu-

nity Building, 106 W. Market St., 815-535-3665. Bingo, 7 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Friday, Dec. 2 Open pool, open cards, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-2889236. Coffee, 8 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 8:45 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Kings on Corner cards, 9 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230.

Stretch & Move, 9 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Intermediate line dancing, 10 a.m., call Whiteside County Senior Center at 815-622-9230 for location. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Beginning line dancing, 11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Bridge, noon, Polo Area Senior

Services, 101 E. Mason St., 815946-3818. Mexican Train dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mexican Train, 12:30 p.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Farkle, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Dinner, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-284-2003. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls VFWars, 217 First Ave. Bingo, 7 p.m. Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave.

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Thursday, Dec. 1 Open pool, open cards, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Coffee, 8 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Burn exercise class, 8:309 a.m., Polo Area Senior Services, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Kings on Corner cards, 9 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bingo and popcorn, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Boot Scootin’ Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252.

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Things to do and places to go in Northwest Illinois Thursday, December 1, 2016

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MOUNT MORRIS – The streets of Mount Morris will be full of holiday cheer throughout the day Saturday for Christmas on the Village Square. • A pancake breakfast fundraiser will run from 8 to 11 a.m. at Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St. Santa’s elves will be at the facility to help kids write letters to the big man, and at 10:30 a.m., they will walk to the post office and mail their letters. The children can also participate in Christmas Bingo and a coloring contest. Donations will be accepted, and all proceeds benefit the senior center and United Way. • There will be a Christmas open house from 2:30 to 4 p.m.


Ginny Hough, a Mount Morris collector, stands alongside a nativity scene she’s sharing, one of 100 nativity scenes from around the world that will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the gallery at Old Sandstone, 122 S. Wesley Ave., on the former Mount Morris College campus. at Pinecrest Manor, 414 S. Wesley Ave. Kids can visit with Santa and have a photo taken for a $1 donation. There will be fresh kettle corn, homemade

cookies, Cliff’s donuts and entertainment. Trees decorated by local businesses and organizations are throughout the facility.

• A holiday craft and vendor fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pinecrest Grove Community Center, just off McKendrie Street at 500 Evergreen Lane. The event features area crafters and vendors selling jewelry, candles, clothing, home decor and more. All proceeds from the event will benefit Good Samaritan Fund, established to help residents who have outlived their personal financial resources. Call Glenda Norman at 815-734-4103 for more information or to register as a crafter or vendor. • Kids can stop by from noon to 3 p.m. at the Pinecrest Grove home, 538 Evergreen Lane, and pick a gift under the tree. One kid per family, while supplies last. • Mrs. Claus will read to kids in front of the fireplace from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Mount Morris Public Library, 105 S. McKendrie Ave. Cookies and milk will be served. • Whether you’re filling up or not, Santa will be at the Shell Gas Station, 1 E. Hitt St., after

the tree lighting at 5 p.m. on the square, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be complimentary hot chocolate and treats. • A free exhibit of nativity scenes from around the world will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery at Old Sandstone, 122 S. Wesley Ave., on the former Mount Morris College campus. The show includes more than 100 nativity scenes shared by Ginny Hough, a Mount Morris collector, and other families and the stories associated with them. A live nativity scene and luminaries will be on display in the yard nearby Old Sandstone, and there will be live music by Mary Ley and vocalists from Oregon High School, hourly Bible readings of the Christmas story by area pastors, and refreshments. The gallery will be open from noon to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11. Find “Mt. Morris Christmas On The Village Square” on Facebook for more information.

WHAT’S GOING ON clay sculptor, and a diversely talented artist whose work involves crossover influences. He is an adjunct faculty member at Bradley University. The work of Holbrook’s wife, Susanne Nestory, who teaches drawing and foundations at Bradley University, will be on display from Monday to Jan. 24, with a special reception from 4 to 6 p.m. the last day. According to a news release, she is “committed to developing a personal language within the realm of nonobjective painting.” Admission is free to the exhibits and receptions. Contact Sauk art professor Glenn Bodish at glenn.s.bodish@ or 815-835-6250 for more information. At Quad City International Airport Gallery MOLINE – Trent Foltz’s photography, and oil paintings by Jeff Little of Bloomington will be on display through December at the gallery, 2200 69th Ave. Foltz, of Geneseo, is an outdoors photographer. In his exhibit, he explores the Midwestern riverbanks from a kayak. Little has spent many hours walking through the woods and fields of Illinois. His vibrant paintings reflect his admiration of nature and the Midwestern landscape. Go to for more information.


Dec. 10 ​Bad Phoenix farewell tour POLO – Bad Phoenix, a local alternative rock band, is parting ways at the end of this year, but not before a string of shows. The band will play from

The work of Susanne Nestory, who teaches drawing and foundations at Bradley University, will be on display from Monday to Jan. 24 in the art gallery on the second floor on the east end of campus at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2, Dixon. This piece is entitled “Ultraviolet.” A special reception “Works on Paper,” the exhibit from her husband, Chris Holbrook will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Look below for more information. year in San Pedro, California. More than 1,000 entries were submitted to the competition, with six countries represented. To be included, the painting must be primarily water-based media on a paper surface and unvarnished. Pastel or collage, if used, must be in conjunction with the water media. The water media must be the dominant element. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Go to or call 815-2854924 for more information. Art throughout Dixon Cindy Winterfield’s work is on display at First National Bank of Amboy, 1314 N. Galena Ave. The work of Beverly Garcia is on view at Sauk Valley Bank, 300 Walton Drive. Graydon Cafarella’s work is on display at the offices of Ward, Murray, Pace and Johnson, 226 W. River St. The work of Bob Logsdon can be seen at Heritage Square, 620 N. Ottawa Ave. At River Arts Center CLINTON, Iowa – The Clinton Art Association’s Annual Membership Show is on display through Christmas at the gallery, 229 Fifth Ave. South. Works in several mediums from 31 area artists are featured. Admission to the exhibits is free. Call 563-243-3300, or go to, clintonartassociation. com or find River Arts Center in the Facebook for more information.

At Sauk Valley Community College DIXON – Visiting artist Chris Holbrook will present “Works on Paper” through Friday in the art gallery on the second floor on the east end of campus, 173 state Route 2. A special reception will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Holbrook is a draftsman, printmaker, mixed-media artist and

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Jeff’s Refs, 113 W. Mason St. Upcoming: Dec. 31, The Corner Spot, 510 Chicago Ave., Dixon Dec. 17 Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers STERLING – Country gentleman Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway.

COMEDY Feb. 4 Ron White in Rockford ROCKFORD – Comedian Ron White will bring his “cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking” shtick to the stage at 7 p.m. at Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. White has sold more than 14 million albums, been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years has been one of the top three grossing stand-up comedians on tour in America, according to a news release. Tickets are $43 or $53, and available at, at the box office, or by calling 815868-5222. VIP packages are also available. Go to for more information.

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At CGH Medical Center STERLING – The Holiday 2016 Exhibit is on display through Jan. 27 at the healing art gallery “Spirit of the Heart” in the Main Clinic Atrium. The free show features selections from CGH employees, volunteers and physicians. Several pieces will be sold, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the CGH Auxiliary. Featured artists include: Linnea Koch, photography; Heather Shore, mixed media; Dr. Peter Toth, photography; Todd Swanson, photography; Lew Wescott, wood carving; Linda Von Holten, acrylics; Tim Pashon, photography; Kayleigh Rogers, acrylics; and Danica Bock, mixed media. The gallery is in the north hallway between the hospital and the main clinic at CGH Medical Center, 101 E. Miller Road. Email for information. At The Corner Gallery STERLING – A “Christmas Open House,” featuring local artists, will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 202 Fourth Ave. The exhibit will include photography by Larry Gaskill, fine art by Jan Harvey, framing by Lynn Epps, and music by Marty Huntley. There will be Polish pottery, small gifts, refreshments and door prizes. Find The Corner Gallery on Facebook for more information. At Freeport Art Museum FREEPORT – “Building Layers: Modern Encaustic,” is on display through Jan. 14 at Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave. The exhibit offers a study of modern encaustic painting through works by Chicago-area artists Maja Bosen, Carol Hamilton, Cindy Lesperance and Amy VanWinkle. Encaustic is a wax painting technique that dates back to the first century and nearly disappeared until the past century, when prominent artists such as Diego Rivera and Jasper Johns experimented with the medium, which continues to experience a resurgence. Go to for more information. Art at Loveland DIXON – The art collection at Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second St., as well as the museum’s many other exhibits, can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. Guided group tours can be scheduled by contacting Steve Wilson at swilson@lovelandcommunityhouse. org or 815-284-2741. Visit lovelandcommunityhouse. org for a virtual tour of the museum, and for more information. The event is free to the public. At The Next Picture Show DIXON – “The National Watercolor Traveling Exhibit” will run through Jan. 3 at the gallery, 113 W. First St. The exhibit consists of 31 paintings by artists from around the world selected after being juried into the National Watercolor Society International Exhibit last

an open mic from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today, Lynn Allen will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, and String Puppets will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the bar, 311 W. Second St. At Cragel’s PROPHETSTOWN – Joint Venture will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 17 at the bar, 345 Washington St. Upcoming: Dec. 31, Reflex Blues; Jan. 21, Dys Functional Gents; and Feb. 11, Problem Child At Old Time Pub n Grub TAMPICO – Dys Functional Gents will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the bar, 124 S. Main St. At Whiskey Barrel Saloon ROCK FALLS – Super Red Hot Karaoke & DJ will provide entertainment from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. today, New Shoes will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, and Trippin Molly will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the bar, 305 W. Second St.

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CONCERTS Friday First Fridays in Mount Morris MOUNT MORRIS – The First Fridays Open Stage music show returns to Pinecrest Grove Community Center and Theater, just off McKendrie Street at 500 Evergreen Lane. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with the show at 6. Food and beverages will be sold at McKendrie Street Cafe. Each musician or band performs for 15 minutes. Instruments are acoustic, and a professional sound system is provided. The music will include country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of the different styles. Admission is by donation. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Call 815-973-0942 for more information. Upcoming: Jan. 6 Saturday Holiday at Historic Theatre DIXON – The Dixon Municipal Band will present its annual holiday concert from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave. Holiday favorites will include Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival,” Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” and the concert will feature guest vocalist Mardi Huffstutler. Tickets at the door are $5 and free for children younger than 5. Email for more information. Saturday and Sunday Works on water Quad City Symphony Orchestra will present “Masterworks III: Water Music” at 8 p.m. Saturday at Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport, Iowa, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Hall, 3703 Seventh Ave., Rock Island. Listeners will explore the rivers of England and Germany through Handel’s “Water Music,” and Schumann’s epic Rhine River tribute, “Symphony Nov. 3.” QCSO principal cellist Hannah Holmann will perform Elgar’s dramatic “Cello Concerto.” Tickets, ranging from $6 to $62, are available at Dec. 10 Sounds of the season CLINTON, Iowa – “Holidays with the Symphony,” the annual concert of seasonal music by the Clinton Symphony Orchestra, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Vernon Cook Theater at Clinton High School, 817 Eighth Ave. S. The program will feature light, festive music, and a performance with the voices of RiverChor. Tickets, which cost $15 for adults and are free for students, are available at Grummert’s Hardware, 424 Locust St., Sterling; Fitzgerald’s Pharmacy, 124 E. Main St., Morrison; and at the door. Go to for more information about the program. Dec. 15 Holiday concert at DHS DIXON – The Dixon High School choral department will present its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive. The madrigals, concert choir and honors choir will perform traditional holiday favorites such as “Winter Wonderland” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” The free concert will include some new and different arrangements. Donations will be accepted. Dec. 16 Blues and Bluegrass FRANKLIN GROVE – If it’s the third Friday of the month, it’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, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building. Go to for more information. Upcoming: Jan. 20 Dec. 31 The King on NYE CLINTON, Iowa – Travis LeDoyt, an Elvis impersonator, will perform at 9 p.m. in the Oakwood Grand Ballroom at Wild Rose Casino & Resort, 777 Wild Rose Drive. Tickets are $10, and you must be 21 or older and have a Wild Rose Players Club card, which is free. Tickets are available at clinton. or by calling 800-457-9975. March 18 Lambert to play in area ROCKFORD – Miranda Lam-

‘A Christmas Twist’ debuts tonight at Dixon Stage Left ‘Oliver Twist’ gets mixed up with ‘A Christmas Carol’ STAFF REPORT 815-625-3600, ext. 5501

DIXON – “A Christmas Twist by the Illegitimate Players,” directed by Kevin Tumelson, will debut at 7:30 tonight at Dixon Stage Left, 306 W. First St. Showtimes are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 8-10, with 3 p.m. matinees Sunday and Dec. 11. In the play, “Oliver Twist” gets mixed up with “A Christmas Carol” in a “hysterical spoof of Dickensian excesses about Christmas, poor people and the rich people who don’t care about them,” according to a news release. “A Christmas Twist” is “bursting with humor that makes affectionate fun of Christmas sentimentality.” The show stars Mavrik McMeekan, Jay Pauley, George Bellovics, Tori Duffin, Samantha Butts, Travis Fisher and Tim Boles. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. They are $15 each with groups of six or more. bert will perform with Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers at 7 p.m. at BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. The American country music singer-songwriter has been honored by the Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and Country Music Association Awards. Her hit songs include “Kerosene,” “Gunpowder & Lead,” and “The House That Built Me.” Tickets are $59.75, $54.75 or $39.75, plus applicable fees, and are available at Ticketmaster. com, at the box office, or by calling 815-968-0595. April 28 Irish group in Rockford ROCKFORD – Celtic Woman, a multiplatinum international music sensation, will present its new live show, “Voice of Angels,” at 7:30 p.m. at Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. The Irish group has performed for more than 4 million fans across 23 countries and six continents. Tickets are $39, $69 or $99, and are available at Ticketmaster. com, at the BMO Harris Bank Center box office, 300 Elm St., the Coronado box office, or by calling 815-868-5222. 

DOWNTOWN EVENTS Tuesday Winter fun for women DIXON – “Shop, Sip, Santa! Ladies Night Out – Round 2” will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at downtown businesses. The starting locations are Dixon Floral Co., 116 E. First St.; Fancy Farmhouse, 91 S. Hennepin Ave.; Roxie’s, 302 W. First St.; and The Asterisk Boutique, 203 W. First St. The night will end at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St., where attendees will drop off their punch cards to be eligible to win downtown merchant baskets and other raffle prizes, which will be drawn at 8:15 p.m. People must be present to win. About 20 downtown businesses will have discounts and specials. There will be acoustic music, a photo booth with a professional photographer, visits from Santa and fun holiday games. Light hor d’oeuvres will be served by That Place on Palmyra. Beer and wine will be sold. Attendees must be 21 or older. Find the event on Facebook for more information.

FAMILY FUN Friday and Saturday Holiday train in area Blues artist Colin James will perform on the 18th annual Canadian Pacific Railroad Holiday Train, which is making stops in the area. The train has stops planned through the Midwest during the first 2 weeks of December. The area stops are from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

The producer-only market allows produce, food products, or crafts that a vendor or immediate family member has grown or made. Space limitations prevent restaurant or brick-and-mortar retail businesses from taking part. The market has expanded this year and includes a wide selection of fresh and local produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, all-natural soaps and skin care products, jewelry, kids’ things, needlework, dog treats, and home decor. Soup and sandwich lunches will be served. Visit or contact or 815244-4451 for applications and more information. In Sterling STERLING – The Twin City Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the historical Twin City Produce Building, 106 Ave. A. Find the market on Facebook, go to, or call 815-499-7268 for a list of vendors, upcoming events and more information.

FUN FOR A CAUSE Though Dec. 9 Toy for Toys drive DIXON – The Student Veterans Organization at Sauk Valley Community College are collecting new and unwrapped toys and cash donations through Dec. 9 on campus, 173 state Route 2. Donation boxes for the Toys for Tots drive are set up in the east and west entrances of campus. Call Megan Highsmith at 815835-6420 for more information. Submitted

Jay Pauley (left) and Travis Fisher rehearse for “A Christmas Twist by the Illegitimate Players,” which debuts at 7:30 tonight at Dixon Stage Left, 306 W. First St. Advance tickets are available at, or at Trein’s, 201 W. First St., or The Crystal Cork, 219 W. First St. The recommended age for

Friday in Byron; 3:30 to 4 p.m. Friday in Savanna; and 4:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Clinton, Iowa. The trains are decorated inside and out with colorful lights and Christmas decorations. At each stop, the side of one box car opens to reveal a stage where James and his band will perform three songs. Food donations for local food banks will be accepted. The purpose of the Holiday Train is

audience members is 12 and older, because of mild language and adult humor. Find the event on Facebook for more information.

to promote awareness of hunger during the holidays. Go to holiday-train or find Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Facebook for more information.

FARMERS MARKETS In Dixon DIXON – The Dixon Winter Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in

the lower level of Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St. The market will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and third Saturdays through April, and is accessible to wheelchairs. Santa will be in attendance this week and Dec. 17. Kids can come by from 10 a.m. to noon and parents can take their own pictures. The Dixon High School madrigal singers will perform Dec. 17.

Saturday Annual event benefits agencies OREGON – The 2016 Angel Ball will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Barnacopia, 2570 N. Westbranch Road. The event is a 30-plus year tradition in Ogle County and it supports three not-for-profit local agencies: Village of Progress, Serenity Hospice and Home, and the Rotary Foundation. This year’s event will feature a catered meal by Costa’s Italian Restaurant and drinks will be provided by the Crystal Cork, who will once again develop a signature drink that will come free with your ticket purchase. Auction items include tickets to events, themed baskets, art and jewelry. The color theme is red and gold. Tickets cost $85 each and a table of eight is $900. Call 815-732-2499 to reserve a spot.






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Be a merry mannequin Friday downtown Challenge begins at 6 p.m.; silent auction will be at Denny O’s STAFF REPORT 815-625-3600, ext. 5501

FULTON – The annual Christmas Walk will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Fulton. A mannequin challenge will take place at 6 p.m. downtown. Amateur videographers are still needed. Registration for the 12th annual Illuminated Christmas Run/Walk will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the race at 6:30 at 11th Avenue and Fourth Street. Registration is $20 at Caroling will begin at 7 p.m. as the tree is lighted on the corner of 13th Avenue and Fourth Street.

Festivities will wrap up at 7:45 p.m. with a 50-50 drawing. A live nativity scene presented by First Reformed Church and Second Reformed Church will be on display at Kustom Metal, 1200 Fourth St. Kettle corn will be served downtown, and there will be free hot chocolate, cookies, children’s crafts and caroling by the Unity Christian Choir at Masonic Fulton City Lodge No. 189, 100 Sixth St. Live display windows will be on display downtown. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for visits at Krumpets, 1016 Fourth St.

At Denny O’s, 307 10th Ave., there will be a silent auction, and a Festival of Trees and children’s games by River Bend Athletic Boosters. The River Bend Student Singers will perform at 5:45 p.m. at the Boy Scout Supper at Robert Fulton Community Center, 912 Fourth St. The Morrison High School madrigal singers will sing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Windmill Cultural Center, corner of 10th Avenue and First St. There will also be instrumental cello music, Sinterklaas, children’s activities and treats. The celebration continues Saturday with

Breakfast with Santa from 7 to 10 a.m. at the fire station, 1802 16th Ave., and Christmas in the Canyon from noon to 7 p.m. at Heritage Canyon, 515 N. Fourth St. Volunteers are still being sought to help with the mannequin challenge and live nativity. Call Brandi Langner at 815-589-4545 for the mannequin challenge and Judy Holesinger at 815-589-4101 if you can volunteer for a 30-minute shift at the live nativity. Find Fulton Christmas Walk on Facebook for event pages for the mannequin challenge and Illuminated Christmas Run/Walk.


A silent auction, which will include this wreath donated by Windmill Realty, is set for Friday night at Denny O’s, 307 10th Ave., during the Christmas Walk in Fulton.


FUN FOR A CAUSE Sunday Show helps kids get toys DeKALB – The 47th annual Country Music Show and Toys for Tots Toy Drive will run from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room at Taylor Street High Rise, 507 E. Taylor St. The show features live bands performing country, bluegrass, and gospel, and Christmas songs. Admission is one new, unwrapped children’s toy. Toys for Tots and Salvation Army will collect and distribute the toys to children for Christmas. Attendees should park on the north side of Taylor Street and enter through the glass door on the west side of the building. Call organizer Gary Mullis at 815762-5589 for more information. Monday Food for a local cause DIXON – Culver’s will donate a portion of the day’s sales to United Way of Lee County. The restaurant, 1317 N. Galena Ave., will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Find “Culver’s (Dixon, IL)” on Facebook for more information.

HOLIDAY EVENTS Through Dec. 8 Festivities in Sterling STERLING – We’re in the midst of Seasonal Sights and Sounds festivities in Sterling. Holiday events will continue through the first week of December. • Today: A free community concert will begin at 7 p.m. at The Big Red Church, 311 Second Ave. • Friday and Saturday: A pottery open house will feature Carol Deibert Pottery from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sterling Main Street, 318 First Ave. • Friday through Sunday: The Dillon Home will be open for tours throughout the weekend. Guided tours will be offered at 10 and 11 a.m., and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Non-guided walk-throughs will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. both nights and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors (60 and older), and free for those 12 and younger, or $6 per family. Call 815-622-6202 for more information. Centennial Community Players will present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 410 Second Ave. • Saturday: The annual Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa will run from 8 to 11 a.m. at Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway. • Dec. 8: An Ugly Sweater Party featuring a showing of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” will begin at 7 p.m. at Sterling Theater, 402 Locust St. Go to sights-sounds for more information. Friday Christmas Walk in Dixon DIXON – The annual Christmas

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A Christmas tree stands out from its regal surroundings in November 2015 at the Dillon Home Museum in Sterling. The facility will be open for tours throughout the weekend. Look to the first column for more information. Walk will return from 6 to 9 p.m. downtown. Festivities will include shopping specials, reindeer, horse-andcarriage rides, ice sculptures, a 50-50 drawing, and entertainment. There will be a tree lighting at KSB, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance. Jeremy the Amazer will make balloon art at Fifth Third Bank, 102 S. Galena Ave. There will be live music, treats and deals on Christmas books at Books on First, 202 W. First St. At C&N Supply, 105 S. Peoria Ave., attendees will find cookie decorating and entertainment. Hot beverages, food and sweet treats will be served by Cuisine By Design at Ginkgo Tree Cafe, 216 W. First St. There will be a vendor and craft show at Dixon Floral Co., 116 E. First St. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and cookies while you wait, will be available at Florissa, 101 E. First St. There will be a team performance from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. by Gymnastics Divine, 110 E. First St. Sherwin-Williams, 119 S. Hennepin Ave., will host Hot Wheels races. Participants can sing and enter to win a prize during “Merryokee” at Stewart’s Heating and Air Conditioning, 321 W. First St. Kids can write letters to Santa while snacking on fresh popcorn at Midland States Bank, 101 W. First St. After writing their letter, kids can visit Jingles the Elf at Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society, 113 S. Hennepin Ave. There also will be refreshments, tours of the library and a used book sale. Catch a showing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” have some cookies, and do some coloring at Living Well Church, 116 E. First St. Participants of all ages can view gingerbread houses entered


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into a competition at Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St. Many other downtown businesses will have special deals, free refreshments and treats. The Great Snowball Drop will begin at 7:30 p.m. near Kitzman Lumber on West First Street, with prizes hidden in “snowballs” thrown from atop a downtown building. The festivities will also include a blacksmith demonstration. Loveland Community House will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Visitors can check out the history museum and view the area’s largest art collection, featuring local and national artists. The Dixon High School madrigal singers will perform, along with violinists from VIVA Performing Arts School and pianist Beth McCormick. There will be hot mulled cider and holiday treats. Find the Christmas Walk event page on the Dixon Main Street & Riverfront Facebook page for a complete list of different businesses participating and events. Call 815-288-2308 for more information. Friday through Sunday Christmas galore in Rochelle ROCHELLE – The annual OldFashioned Christmas Walk will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Flagg Township Museum, 518 Fourth Ave. The museum will decorate a special place for Santa Claus to meet children and hear their wishes. Admission is free. Children are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa, and parents should bring their cameras. Horse-and-carriage rides will run from 4 to 7 p.m., with pickup at the museum. New this year is a Christmas Market featuring arts, crafts and vendors at Living Waters Community Church, 405 N. Main St. The market will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It will feature a bake sale and dinner Friday and lunch Saturday.

The VFW Women’s Auxiliary will host a craft and vendor show from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the VFW, 318 Fourth Ave. Proceeds benefit the VFW Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. The lighted parade will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday. This year’s theme is “Light up the Night.” Call Adriana Milan at 815-5612063 to register. The parade travels through downtown and ends at City Hall for the Community Tree lighting. Festivities also include the 11th annual Christmas Tree festival from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Participants can bid on tabletop trees, gift baskets, wreaths, centerpieces and more at a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Hub City Senior Center and The Kitchen Table. Warm beverages and doughnuts will be served. The Rochelle Fire Department will serve pork chop sandwiches downtown, and a chili and soup dinner will be served at the Masonic Temple, 500 Lincoln Highway. There will be Christmas music and dinner, dessert and drinks from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave. Call 815-562-5050 for tickets. An open house will be held at Flagg-Rochelle Public Library, 619 Fourth Ave. Mike Schneider and his PintSize Polkas will provide entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15. Music, treats and more fun for all ages will be by the Christmas tree. On Saturday, “Snow Dogs” will be shown from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. There will be free popcorn and lemonade. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Santa will visit from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday to enjoy breakfast with families at the VFW. Admission is $5 and includes a photo with Santa. Go to or call 815-562-6161 for more information.

Snowmen assemble! MORRISON – The theme of this year’s Morrison Chamber of Commerce’s parade and Christmas Walk is “Snowmen at Night,” and the event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Businesses’ front windows will be decorated, and many businesses will have open houses. Awards will be given for parade entries. “Snowflakes and Diamonds,” a short film from Morrison teen Johnick Petry’s Sky Lantern Productions, will be shown at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Crave Center, 201 W. Market St. Organizers are also again trying to set the world record for having the largest gathering of human snowmen in one location during the event. In order to qualify, each person must wear the following six items: a white shirt or sweatshirt, white pants, three black circles for buttons, an orange carrot nose (real, paper or plastic), a scarf and a black top hat. “Snowman kits” are available for $10. Go to for forms or more information.

KARAOKE Saturday Party with the James Gang OREGON – Karaoke with the James Gang from 8 p.m. to midnight at Roadhouse, 807 S. 7th St. ​Email jamesgang1996@gmail. com for more information. Upcoming: 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 9 at Freeport Moose, 601 E. South St.; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 17 at Ralphie & Lu Lu’s, 812 Main St., Ashton; 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31 at Roadhouse

AT THE MOVIES Through Dec. 14 Family movies in Freeport FREEPORT – A series of family movies are being offered at Lindo Theatre, 115 S. Chicago Ave. The following movies start at 10 a.m.; admission is $3.50: • Saturday: “Moana” (PG) On Dec. 10, “Polar Express” will be shown for free, and “Scrooge” will be shown at noon and 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Seating is limited, and no advance tickets will be sold. Each kid will receive a holiday surprise.

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House open for tours STERLING – A mid-1800s Italianate-style Victorian home, owned by Cheryl and Roger Colmark, will be open for holiday tours from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1502 Sixth Ave. The home has been furnished and decorated with antiques dating to the late 1800s. The home will be decorated for Christmas, featuring several trees, each trimmed in a different style, and a large collection of one-of-a-kind Santa Claus figures. Members of Trinity United Methodist Church will host the tour, and proceeds will be donated to the church. Admission is $5 at the door. A treat will be provided at the end of the tour.

Friday through Sunday Catch comedy at Sauk DIXON – Ken Ludwig’s comedy/murder-mystery classic, “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays,” will been on stage for three shows this weekend in Mathis Theatre at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2. Shows are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. According to a news release: “It’s December 1940, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. When one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.” Tickets can be reserved in advance or an hour before each show. They are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and $2 for students with an ID. Email Monique Elmendorf at for more information.

Sunday Crafts for special needs kids DIXON – Christmas Crafts present by Crafts 4 Kids with Special Needs will run from 1 to 3 p.m. at Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St. This is a free workshop for kids with special needs of all ages. No registration is required. The crafts will include tree decorations, and there will be tables on which to make items that can be taken home. Food and drinks will be available. There will be a massage therapist, and Santa will drop by, too. Call Kim Zera at 815-440-7590 for more information. Dec. 11 Santa, singers at church DIXON – The annual Christmas open house will run from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sugar Grove School and Church, 352 Timber Creek Road. The Dixon High School madrigal singers will perform at 1, with Santa arriving at 2:30. Refreshments will be served. Call 815-288-2811 for more information.

AT THE MUSEUM History at Loveland DIXON – The History Museum has artifacts and displays on local and national history at Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second St. The art museum also is available for viewing and features works by nationally known local artists. The museum’s hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Go to for more information.

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State ponders legal pot, paying up Tax-collecting panel starts framing its job, approves proposal to request funds LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers along rural roads to chain-store like outlets in Los Angeles. State tax collectors are taking initial steps to get a hand into that vast, emerging economy, with billions of dollars at stake in the future for the state treasury. State analysts have estimated that state and local governments could eventually collect over $1 billion annually from the production and sale of legal pot. Just how big a job that will be, no one knows. The state has no reliable way to predict how many new retailers will enter the marketplace when marijuana becomes legal

in 2018. It’s estimated there could be 25,000 cultivators who will have to register and begin paying taxes. But it’s only a guess how many operations making money off the fragrant, sticky buds will try to remain hidden in the black market. “It’s just going to be the wild, wild West out there,” predicted Jerome Horton, who sits on the state’s tax-collecting Board of Equalization. The panel on Tuesday started framing its job, approving on a divided vote a proposal to request funds to begin gradually adding staff in anticipation of collecting taxes from the legal sale and cultivation of marijuana. The board’s action came 3 weeks after voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized the recre-


Anthony Viator hangs harvested marijuana buds for drying Oct. 12 on grower Laura Costa’s farm near Garberville, California. State tax collectors are taking initial steps to get a hand into the vast, emerging economy, with billions of dollars at stake in the future for the state treasury. State analysts have estimated that state and local governments could eventually collect over $1 billion annually from the production and sale of legal pot. ational use of marijuana and make sure everyone in the nation’s most pop- is paying up: by 2021, 114 positions and nearly $20 ulous state. A draft report made an million in funding. But early estimate of new with so many unknowns, jobs that would be need- several board members ed to police the market acknowledged those fig-


ures would likely need to be updated within months. Horton, at the meeting in Culver City, California, called the projections “grossly understated.” Board member Diane Harkey alluded to the challenges of taking what has been largely an illegal marketplace and moving it under state government. “Nobody knows how this is really going to work,” she said. California was the first state to embrace legal, medicinal marijuana 2 decades ago, and the board estimates there are 1,700 dispensaries operating in the state. The California vote on Nov. 8 represented the national legalization movement’s biggest victory to date and sets the stage for a sweeping transformation. The new law attempts, at least in theory, to tame a market that now ranges from legal, medicinal produc-

tion and sales to vast illegal grows operated by drug cartels. In general, the state will treat cannabis like it does alcohol. Taking effect in 2018, the law allows people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of pot and grow six marijuana plants at home. It also allows cities and counties to impose their own regulations and taxes on recreational marijuana. Proposition 64’s approval comes with two new state taxes on legal weed: Consumers will pay a 15 percent excise tax on the retail selling price, which applies to recreational and medical marijuana. Separately, a cultivation tax will be imposed on all harvested marijuana that enters the commercial market. Local governments can also take a bite, and dozens of communities are ready to impose new levies and regulations.


Creator of McDonald’s top Science panel urges makeover sandwich, the Big Mac, dies of food allergy warning labels PITTSBURGH (AP) – You probably don’t know his name, but you’ve almost certainly devoured his creation: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. Michael James “Jim” Delligatti, the McDonald’s franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago and saw it become perhaps the best-known fast-food sandwich in the world, died Monday at home in Pittsburgh. Delligatti, who according to his son ate at least one 540-calorie Big Mac a week for decades, was 98. Delligatti’s franchise was based in Uniontown, not far from Pittsburgh, when he invented the chain’s signature burger in 1967 after deciding customers wanted a bigger sandwich. Demand exploded as Delligatti’s sandwich spread to the rest of his 47 stores

in Pennsylvania and was added to the chain’s national menu in 1968. Michael “He was James ‘Jim’ often asked Delligatti why he named it the Big Mac, and he said because Big Mc sounded too funny,” his son, Michael Delligatti, said. However, McDonald’s in 1985 honored Esther Glickstein Rose with coming up for a name for the burger and presented her with a plaque etched with a likeness of the best-selling sandwich and french fries between the Golden Arches. She was a 21-year-old secretary for the company’s advertising department in 1967 when, the story goes, a harried executive dashing to a board meeting asked her for a name nomination.

Jim Delligatti’s family disputes that Rose came up with the idea. The company didn’t immediately clear up the dispute Wednesday. Delligatti told The Associated Press in 2006 that McDonald’s resisted the idea at first because its simple lineup of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries and shakes was selling well. “They figured, why go to something else if [the original menu] was working so well?” Delligatti said then. McDonald’s has sold billions of Big Macs since then, in more than 100 countries. When the burger turned 40, McDonald’s estimated it was selling 550 million Big Macs a year, or roughly 17 every second. Delligatti received no payment or royalties for coming up with the burger, the company said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) – “Made in the same factory as peanuts.” ‘’May contain traces of tree nuts.” A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain a troublesome ingredient is confusing to people with food allergies, and calls for a makeover. Foods made with allergy-prone ingredients such as peanuts or eggs must be labeled so consumers with food allergies know to avoid them.



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A 1.1 mile Christmas lighting extravaganza, Hosted at Clinton Community College set on the hillsides of Eagle Point Park, located 1000 Lincoln Boulevard, Clinton off Highway 67 North of Clinton, includes over and Lock & Dam 13 in Thomson, IL 500,000 lights on over 50 major displays. For more information visit 2/4/17

B-RRRY SCURRY Saturday, February 4, 2017 HISTORIC LYONS NEIGHBORHOOD 12pm WINTER FESTIVAL Clinton Community College will host the 36th Annual B-rrry Scurry 4-Mile Run on Saturday, Main Avenue, Clinton February 4, 2017. The race begins at noon. Saturday, December 3, 2016 9am – 3pm Open Houses at Businesses Runners and walkers agree the race day


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The B-rrry Scurry begins at Noon at the college, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton. Runners and walkers are invited to participate. Proceeds of the race benefit CCC students through B-rrry Scurry scholarships.

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Fuller secondary for Bears Chicago designated CB Kyle Fuller to return from injured reserve Wednesday. Since each team can only bring one player off of IR in a season, that means that WR Kevin White’s second season with the Bears is officially over.

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Numbers game Tuesday night was the 2nd time in NBA history that the team with the worse record won every game (minimum 6 played) 15 or more games into the season (Jan. 1969).


Fit to be tied at Tabor Panthers split nailbiters against Rockets, Hubs BY BRIAN WEIDMAN 815-625-3600, ext. 5551 @BrianWeidman

ROCK FALLS – Tod McCullough will be looking for some hazardous duty pay if this keeps up. The Erie-Prophetstown wrestling coach watched his team finish with a pair of tie scores in a season-opening triangular against Rochelle and Rock Falls on Wednesday night in Tabor Gymnasium. The Panthers split the matches, while the Hubs went 2-0 and the Rockets went 0-2 on the night. “I ain’t gonna live,” McCullough said. “There’s no way I’m going to make it all season if it stays like this.” Erie-Prophetstown (1-1) and Rock Falls (6-2) each finished with 33 points in the final dual of the night. Both teams had four pins (including forfeits), no technical falls and no major decisions. The next tiebreaker was the first points scored in contested bouts. The Panthers scored first in seven bouts, while the Rockets scored first in three. It gave Erie-Prophetstown a 34-33 victory, and a better feeling than earlier in the evening. E-P and Rochelle both finished with 37 points in their match. The Hubs claimed a 38-37 victory by virtue of having more pins (5, to the Panthers’ 4) in Alex T. Paschal/ contested bouts. “I’ve never been a part of any- Rock Falls’ Reiley Dowd controls Rochelle’s Diego Escobar during their 113-pound match at thing like that, but it was pretty Tabor Gym on Wednesday night. Dowd won a 7-2 decision, but the Hubs beat the Rockets 34-29. cool,” E-P’s Garrett Passmore Rock Falls also dropped a 34-33 decision to Erie-Prophetstown via tiebreaker. said. “I wish we would have won against Rochelle, but we ended Star of the night: Kerrick Cameron, E-P, pin and major decision up winning against Rock Falls. Up next: Erie-Prophetstown, Princeton at Morrison, 5:30 p.m. today; Fulton, Orion at Rock Falls, That’s always good for the team.” 5:30 p.m. Friday TIED continued on B54


Tiger once again stalking the course Woods makes return to PGA after back surgeries, 15-month absence BY DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

NASSAU, Bahamas – Everyone is watching, everyone is curious, and Jordan Spieth had the perfect view of Tiger Woods for his return to golf. Spieth was on the 17th green and looked across a narrow pond to the ninth tee at Albany Golf Club where Woods stood over his tee shot during the Wednesday pro-am. He saw the swing, but he lost sight of the ball in the glare of the tropical sun. “Where did it go?” Spieth said as he tried to gauge where the ball might land. “Not in the fairway.” He looked again. “Whoa! There it is – WAY down there,” he said. “Damn.” The shots and the score don’t count until today at the Hero World Challenge with an 18-man field, small but strong. Woods is playing for the first time in 465 days. The expectations have rarely been this varied. The interest is as high as ever. “He’s the only person ... in

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the last 30 years in golf that any expectation you set, he’ll somehow prove to you that he can do better,” Spieth said. “But I think with this, I just hope that everyone gives him time. I hope he has the time to fall into a rhythm and just get enough tournaments where he can kind of build up that seeing the shots under competition, under the gun. “You can look back 10 years at shots you hit. It’s not the same as looking back the week before on a positive swing.” Woods last played on Aug. 23, 2015, when he closed with a 70 at the Wyndham Championship to fall out of contention and tie for 10th. Two back surgeries followed, leaving him so debilitated at times that he wondered if he would ever play. He tees off at noon in the Bahamas with Patrick Reed, AP who idolized his golf so much as Tiger Woods (right) smiles as he walks off the 18th green during a teenager that he wears black Wednesday’s Pro-Am at the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, pants and a red shirt on Sunday. Bahamas. Woods will be playing in his first tournament in 15 STALKING continued on B64 months when he tees it up today. MEN’S BASKETBALL


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uring one of several embarrassments in a 4-8 season full of them, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly defended his style by referring to himself in the third person. “I’m being Brian Kelly, so if people have a problem with that, then they’re not going to be friends or fans of Notre Dame football,” Kelly said in midOctober. “I’m just going to be who I am.” Therein lies Notre Dame’s biggest problem moving forward: Kelly being Kelly. More than any other factor, Kelly’s hubris stands in the way of Notre Dame restoring its football program to exemplary status from one damaged by academic scandal, an underachieving roster, and a coach incapable of looking in the mirror. Everybody knows Notre Dame needs to hire a dynamic defensive coordinator and retool the offense, likely with a new quarterback. But self-improvement poses Kelly’s greatest challenge. In 2017, being Brian Kelly must mean treating players with more respect, accepting responsibility for everything that happens in his program – not just the good stuff – and feeling fortunate to still have his job. And in today’s volatile college football climate, he truly is. Kelly keeping that job has less to do with his deserving to stay for an eighth season than athletic director Jack Swarbrick’s needing to save face for his own job security. The argument to dismiss Kelly is defensible: Notre Dame has won only half of its last 30 games, encountered trouble with the NCAA, and endured off-the-field arrests unbecoming any program. But understanding the idiosyncrasies of a place as immersed in internal politics as Notre Dame means realizing how remote the possibility of Kelly getting fired ever was. Remember, only 10 months ago Swarbrick effusively praised Kelly after extending his contract through the 2021 season. HAUGH continued on B24

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So long, South Bend Malik Zaire Notre Dame grants QB his release Wednesday, but blocked transfer to teams on its 2017 schedule. Zaire will graduate this month.

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Dale Jr. feels he’s nearing return A few months from believing he “may never race again” in NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr. now believes he is only a few weeks from being cleared to return. The Hendrick Motorsports driver, who missed the last half of the 2016 season after suffering a concussion, said he hopes to turn laps in a December test and again in a January session before racing in the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. “Basically, the test in December would be the final box checked,” he told NBC Sports on Tuesday. “Once that’s done, I am jumping into the hamster wheel again. I’m excited.” MLB

Pirates seeking to trade McCutchen Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Pirates are “almost certain” to trade All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Passan notes that the Pirates have been calling teams to negotiate a potential trade rather than sitting back and accepting calls. McCutchen, 30, is under contract through at least next season at $14 million. He has a club option for 2018 worth $14.5 million, with a $1 million buyout. The 2013 National League MVP had a relatively down year in 2016, finishing with a .256/.336/.430 triple-slash line with 24 home runs, 79 RBI, 81 runs scored, and only six stolen bases in 675 plate appearances. NFL

Revis may be done after season A confidant of Darrelle Revis told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that Revis “doesn’t want to play anymore.” “He’s done,” the confidant told Mehta. “If he had his way, he’d be done right now. He doesn’t want to play anymore. He’s made a lot of money.” If true, it would be quite a reversal from this summer, when Revis said he would play “until the wheels fall off.” Revis recently admitted that he feels “old,” while ESPN’s Rich Cimini says the Jets will likely move on from him this offseason. COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Kelly rules out return to Oregon Chip Kelly indicated Wednesday he has no intention on leaving the 49ers to return to Oregon, which on Tuesday night fired Mark Helfrich, Kelly’s successor there. Asked if Oregon reached out to him, Kelly responded: “Nope, nope, nope. The only person I’ve talked to is Helf.” The two spoke by phone Wednesday morning. Helfrich was fired after the Ducks went 4-8, their worst record in 25 years. Kelly shook his head from side to side and said “no” on a possible retreat to Oregon. SOCCER

Plane crash due to lack of fuel The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land before crashing into the Andes, according to a leaked recording of the flight’s final minutes. The pilot of the Britishbuilt jet requested permission to land because of “complete electrical failure, without fuel,” without making a formal distress call.

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Badgers turning on the jets Sweep play providing dynamic spark for Wisconsin BY GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer

MADISON, Wis. – The first key to executing a successful jet sweep at No. 6 Wisconsin can be summarized in two words by receivers coach Ted Gilmore. “Run scared,” Gilmore said. Speed to beat defenders to the edge and vision to find the right hole help, too. The eighth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2, No. 7 CFP) will be watching for the sweep when they face the Badgers (10-2, No. 6 CFP) on Saturday night in Indianapolis in the Big Ten Championship game. “The first thing that goes through my head is get upfield and get whatever you can,” Wisconsin receiver Jazz Peavy said. “When you see a lot of green grass like that, it’s just run, run, run.” Just like last week in the 31-17 win over Minnesota. Peavy went 71 yards down the right sideline to the Gophers 11. Two plays later, tailback Corey Clement barreled into the end zone from 2 yards for the goahead touchdown with 6:42 left. “It happens so fast you can’t really think about it,” Peavy said. The jet sweep has been a tool at Wisconsin in the past, spanning coaching staffs. But it was really dusted off this year on Oct. 15 in the 30-23 loss in overtime to No. 2 Ohio State. Peavy, a junior who has emerged as a key offensive weapon, gashed the Buckeyes for 70 yards rushing on six carries. Peavy has reached “a point where he belongs and he can make those plays,” Gilmore said. “I tell him all the time to trust himself.” The receiver has left such an impression that the play has a new nickname: the “Jazz sweep.” Whatever it’s called, the Nittany Lions want to put a stop to it. A defense reinforced by the midseason returns of linebackers Brandon Bell and Jason Cabinda from injuries has helped hold opponents to less than 47 yards rushing in three of the last five games. But the Nittany Lions got gashed by sweeps, shovel passes,

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Wisconsin wideout Jazz Peavy (11) has become a big part of the Badgers’ running game thanks to a jet sweep play the coaching staff has been tweaking since midseason. and play-action in a 42-39 loss to Pittsburgh in September. Cabinda, the starting middle linebacker, didn’t play in that game. “It’s something we kind of plan on happening,” cornerback John Reid said Wednesday when asked if Penn State would be brushing up on defending the sweep. The sweep is just one of a series of tweaks that coach Paul Chryst – a former Wisconsin offensive coordinator– has made since midseason, when the running game became more productive. With Wisconsin coming off a bye week, Ohio State didn’t look prepared for Peavy running the sweep. The next week, Chryst started using senior Bart Houston again at quarterback. The former starter began taking a few series each game, alternating with Alex Hornibrook, the redshirt freshman who took his job. Houston has embraced his role, often giving the offense a spark. A former option quarterback in high school, the right-handed senior has more mobility and presents defenses a different look from Hornibrook, a lefthanded pocket passer. With Hornibrook listed as questionable with a head injury, Houston may get the call again

to start against Penn State. After rotating offensive linemen for much of the first half of the season, Wisconsin’s front five has more stability. Clement remains Wisconsin’s go-to back and best breakaway threat, though speedy freshman Bradrick Shaw has taken more carries later in the season. The Badgers lead the FBS in time of possession (35:12). The ball-control offense sets the tempo, and keeps a big-play defense fresh. “What you can’t allow this type of offense to do is ball control, eat up the clock, just grind you down with three- and four-yard plays down the field,” Penn State coach James Franklin said. It’s all part of the coaching chess match that will play out Saturday. The jet sweep isn’t necessarily an integral part of the playbook each week, but just the act of Peavy running from his wideout position toward the quarterback before the snap could cause a distraction to the defense – enough so that a handoff up the middle to Clement inflicts just as much damage. “It really opens up and spreads out the offense,” Clement said. “Whether it’s a phony or it’s going to be given to Jazz, it keeps defenses on their toes.”

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Thursday Basketball 8 p.m.

• High School Showcase, Hamilton Heights (Tenn.) vs. Memphis East (Tenn.), at Memphis, Tenn., ESPN2

Men’s basketball 6 p.m.

• Columbia at Seton Hall, FS1 8 p.m.

• Cincinnati at Iowa St., ESPN • Oregon St. at Mississippi St., ESPNU • Stephen F. Austin at Arkansas, SEC

Women’s basketball 6 p.m.

Kelly, Irish need to take long look in mirror HAUGH


t Kelly makes $4 million per season, but keeping him to save the university’s money seems less a concern than preserving Swarbrick’s reputation. In reality, Kelly’s signature on a new deal Jan. 29 all but guaranteed Swarbrick would not be firing him later in the calendar year – even if Kelly’s long-term future has been discussed among several highranking officials and board of trustees members concerned about his sideline conduct, as two sources said. Indeed, some board members have made their disgust known, but a coaching coup after Swarbrick’s recent vote of confidence and Kelly’s 3 a.m. statement Sunday denying interest in other jobs would reveal a dysfunctional operation. To compel Kelly to change, Notre Dame needs to make his return conditional in terms of victories (nine or more) and behavior (stop embarrassing the university). Demand more professionalism. Use the words “or else.” The height of Kelly’s absurdity came last week after the NCAA forced Notre Dame to vacate 21 victories from the 2012 and ’13 seasons after an investigation showed a student trainer did schoolwork for several players. Asked about his culpability,


The path to Notre Dame football returning to its former glory starts with coach Brian Kelly taking some of the accountability he always talks about. Kelly demonstrated the mixture of arrogance and defiance that rubs even people on his own campus the wrong way. “Zero. None,” Kelly answered. Sorry, but a college coach cannot invoke academic integrity when touting his program’s graduation rate and then absolve himself when cheating occurs under his nose. Not without exposing himself as a hypocrite. Even if the NCAA went overboard punishing Notre Dame – a plausible position – Kelly could have sounded less defensive by reminding everybody what his bosses vowed the day the investigation began. In a statement Aug. 15, 2014, that quoted Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, the university said, “If [the investigation] determines that the

student-athletes would have been ineligible during past competition, Notre Dame will voluntarily vacate any victories in which they participated.” That’s exactly what happened – but Notre Dame will appeal anyway. Notre Dame’s failures on the field have no such appellate process. The Big Ten having four Midwestern, coldweather teams in the top 10 dispels the myth that Notre Dame can’t compete for a national title in a sport ruled by the speed-driven Southeastern Conference. The Irish had one of America’s best quarterbacks in DeShone Kizer and still lost to Navy, North Carolina State and Duke. Talent never should be a problem for Notre Dame, yet every Saturday you see mismatches galore. Their

fourth-quarter collapses were due to either poor coaching or poor conditioning, probably a combination. After seven seasons, identifying the trademark of a Kelly-coached team remains elusive. Something happens at Notre Dame between recruiting highly rated classes and developing those players. Now everything must be examined, particularly whether Kelly’s in-yourface approach prevents Notre Dame players from reaching their potential. In his newly found free time, Kelly needs to ask tough questions and recruit some humility before chasing the next blue-chipper. Did publicly calling center Sam Mustipher “atrocious” make him snap better? Does sounding so unwilling to be blamed for anything create a culture of finger pointers? Is there a connection between Kelly routinely losing his composure during games and Notre Dame players lacking discipline? In the final, disgraceful 45-27 defeat to USC on Saturday, for example, defensive lineman Jerry Tillery kicked a Trojans running back in the head. Inexcusably, Tillery also stomped on the foot of a USC offensive lineman, for which he was flagged. “Accountability is built within any program,” Kelly said. Brian Kelly can start by holding Brian Kelly more accountable.

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Men’s basketball


Big Ten schedule Wednesday’s results Clemson 60, Nebraska 58 Indiana 76, N. Carolina 67 Louisville 71, Purdue 64 Miami 73, Rutgers 61 Virginia 63, Ohio St. 61 Virginia Tech 73, Michigan 70 Friday’s game SIU-Edwardsville at Indiana, 6 p.m. Saturday’s games Kennesaw St. at Michigan, noon Oklahoma at Wisconsin, noon (BTN) Morehead St. at Purdue, 1 p.m. Omaha at Iowa, 1 p.m. S. Dakota at Nebraska, 1 p.m. Illinois vs. VCU, at Miami, 2 p.m. (CBSSN) Fairleigh Dickinson at Ohio St., 3:30 p.m. Oral Roberts at Michigan St., 3:30 p.m. (BTN) DePaul at Northwestern, 6 p.m. (BTN) Morgan St. at Rutgers, 6 p.m. Vanderbilt at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Oklahoma St. at Maryland, 8 p.m. (BTN) Sunday’s game SE Missouri St. at Indiana, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)

East W L T Pct PF PA New England 9 2 0 .818 293 197 Miami 7 4 0 .636 249 240 Buffalo 6 5 0 .545 281 236 N.Y. Jets 3 8 0 .273 196 266 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 6 5 0 .545 194 236 Tennessee 6 6 0 .500 308 296 Indianapolis 5 6 0 .455 270 301 Jacksonville 2 9 0 .182 214 293 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 6 5 0 .545 218 201 Pittsburgh 6 5 0 .545 266 222 Cincinnati 3 7 1 .318 213 245 Cleveland 0 12 0 .000 197 352 West W L T Pct PF PA Oakland 9 2 0 .818 307 275 Kansas City 8 3 0 .727 252 214 Denver 7 4 0 .636 266 219 San Diego 5 6 0 .455 313 291

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA 10 1 0 .909 316 213 8 3 0 .727 231 213 6 4 1 .591 280 264 5 6 0 .455 254 213 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 7 4 0 .636 358 302 Tampa Bay 6 5 0 .545 249 264 New Orleans 5 6 0 .455 334 307 Carolina 4 7 0 .364 276 281 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 7 4 0 .636 247 238 Minnesota 6 5 0 .545 218 192 Green Bay 5 6 0 .455 274 289 Chicago 2 9 0 .182 178 264 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 7 3 1 .682 224 187 Arizona 4 6 1 .409 245 228 Los Angeles 4 7 0 .364 170 236 San Francisco 1 10 0 .091 228 344

Dallas N.Y. Giants Washington Philadelphia

Today’s game Dallas at Minnesota, 7:25 p.m. Sunday’s games Kansas City at Atlanta, noon Los Angeles at New England, noon Philadelphia at Cincinnati, noon Miami at Baltimore, noon Denver at Jacksonville, noon Detroit at New Orleans, noon San Francisco at Chicago, noon Houston at Green Bay, noon Buffalo at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 3:25 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Diego, 3:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh, 3:25 p.m. Carolina at Seattle, 7:30 p.m. Open: Tennessee, Cleveland Monday’s game Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m.

College football Big Ten East Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Ohio State 8-1 .889 11-1 .917 Penn State 8-1 .889 10-2 .833 Michigan 7-2 .778 10-2 .833 Indiana 4-5 .444 6-6 .500 Maryland 3-6 .333 6-6 .500 Michigan State 1-8 .111 3-9 .250 Rutgers 0-9 .000 2-10 .167 West Wisconsin 7-2 .778 10-2 .833 Nebraska 6-3 .667 9-3 .750 Iowa 6-3 .667 8-4 .667 Minnesota 5-4 .556 8-4 .667 Northwestern 5-4 .556 6-6 .500 Illinois 2-7 .222 3-9 .250 Purdue 1-8 .111 3-9 .250 Saturday’s game Big Ten Championship, Wisconsin vs. Penn St., at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. (Fox) Top 25 schedule Friday’s games No. 4 Washington vs. No. 9 Colorado, at Santa Clara. Calif., 8 p.m. (Fox) No. 13 W. Michigan vs. Ohio, at Detroit, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Saturday’s games No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 15 Florida, at Atlanta, 3 p.m. (CBS) No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 19 Virginia Tech, at Orlando, 7 p.m. (ABC) No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Penn State, at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. (Fox) No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Oklahoma St., 11:30 a.m. (Fox) No. 14 W. Virginia vs. Baylor, 2:30 p.m. (FS1) No. 20 Navy vs. Temple, 11 a.m. (ABC)

MEN’S BASKETBALL | B1G/ACC CHALLENGE Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 16 2 .889 — L.A. Clippers 14 5 .737 2½ L.A. Lakers 10 10 .500 7 Sacramento 7 11 .389 9 Phoenix 6 13 .316 10½ Wednesday’s results Sacramento at Philadelphia, ppd. Detroit 121, Boston 114 Toronto 120, Memphis 105 L.A. Lakers 96, Chicago 90 New York 106, Minnesota 104 Oklahoma City 126, Washington 115, OT San Antonio 94, Dallas 87 Phoenix 109, Atlanta 107 Miami 106, Denver 98 Indiana at Portland, late Today’s games Dallas at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Orlando at Memphis, 7 p.m. Miami at Utah, 8 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s box score

State schedule Wednesday’s results DePaul 77, Drake 75 Ill.-Chicago 74, Chicago St. 58 Illinois St. 77, IUPUI 63 Indiana St. 63, N. Illinois 52 Loyola 75, Norfolk St. 62 Saturday’s games Chicago St. at W. Illinois, 2 p.m. San Diego St. at Loyola, 3 p.m. Texas Southern at S. Illinois, 4 p.m. Nevada at Bradley, 7 p.m. New Mexico at Illinois St., 7 p.m. Sunday’s game E. Illinois at Ill.-Chicago, 3 p.m. Top 25 schedule Wednesday’s results No. 13 Indiana 76, No. 3 N. Carolina 67 No. 6 Virginia 63, Ohio State 61 No. 9 Baylor 79, Sam Houston St. 45 No. 11 UCLA vs. UC Riverside, late No. 12 Saint Mary’s at Stanford, late No. 14 Louisville 71, No. 15 Purdue 64 No. 16 Arizona 85, Texas Southern 63 No. 23 Oregon vs. Western Oregon, late Today’s games No. 8 Gonzaga vs. MVSU, 8 p.m. No. 19 Iowa State vs. Cincinnati, 8 p.m. No. 20 South Carolina vs. Vermont, 5:30 p.m. No. 24 Florida at North Florida, 6 p.m. Friday’s game No. 13 Indiana vs. SIU Edwardsville, 6 p.m. Saturday’s games No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 11 UCLA, 11:30 a.m. No. 2 Villanova vs. Saint Joseph’s, noon No. 4 Kansas vs. Stanford, 2:30 p.m. No. 5 Duke vs. Maine, 4:30 p.m. No. 6 Virginia vs. No. 25 West Virginia, 1 p.m. No. 7 Xavier vs. No. 9 Baylor, 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Gonzaga at No. 16 Arizona, 4:30 p.m. No. 10 Creighton vs. Akron, 7 p.m. No. 14 Louisville at Grand Canyon, 8 p.m. No. 15 Purdue vs. Morehead State, 1 p.m. No. 17 Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma, noon No. 18 Butler vs.Central Arkansas, 3 p.m. No. 21 Rhode Island at Providence, 3:30 p.m. No. 22 Syracuse vs. North Florida, 3 p.m. No. 23 Oregon vs. Savannah State, 5 p.m. Sunday’s games No. 3 North Carolina vs. Radford, 1 p.m. No. 13 Indiana vs. SE Missouri State, 3 p.m. No. 20 South Carolina vs. FIU, 1 p.m.


Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 12 6 .667 — Boston 10 8 .556 2 New York 9 9 .500 3 Brooklyn 5 12 .294 6½ Philadelphia 4 14 .222 8 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Charlotte 10 8 .556 — Atlanta 10 9 .526 ½ Orlando 7 11 .389 3 Washington 6 11 .353 3½ Miami 5 12 .294 4½ Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 13 3 .813 — Chicago 10 7 .588 3½ Milwaukee 8 8 .500 5 Detroit 10 10 .500 5 Indiana 9 9 .500 5


Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 15 4 .789 — Houston 11 7 .611 3½ Memphis 11 8 .579 4 New Orleans 7 12 .368 8 Dallas 3 14 .176 11 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 12 8 .600 — Utah 11 8 .579 ½ Portland 9 10 .474 2½ Denver 7 10 .412 3½ Minnesota 5 13 .278 6

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LAKERS 96, BULLS 90 L.A. LAKERS (96) Deng 3-9 3-6 10, Ingram 1-9 6-8 8, Randle 4-13 5-8 13, Mozgov 1-4 0-0 2, Calderon 3-4 1-1 7, Nance 5-8 2-3 12, Robinson 1-2 0-0 2, Black 2-2 2-4 6, Williams 4-12 9-11 18, Clarkson 9-18 0-0 18. Totals 33-81 28-41 96. CHICAGO (90) Gibson 4-9 3-6 11, Lopez 4-12 2-2 10, Rondo 6-12 0-0 14, Wade 7-15 3-4 17, Butler 4-18 13-15 22, Mirotic 3-9 0-0 6, Portis 1-2 1-2 3, Canaan 2-9 0-0 5, Grant 1-3 0-0 2, Valentine 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 32-91 22-29 90. L.A. Lakers 17 30 23 26 — 96 Chicago 28 19 26 17 — 90 3s–L.A. Lakers 2-8 (Deng 1-2, Williams 1-3, Clarkson 0-1, Ingram 0-2), Chicago 4-21 (Rondo 2-3, Canaan 1-5, Butler 1-6, Grant 0-1, Wade 0-1, Valentine 0-1, Mirotic 0-4). Rebounds–L.A. Lakers 60 (Randle 20), Chicago 46 (Gibson 10). Assists–L.A. Lakers 17 (Williams 5), Chicago 22 (Rondo, Wade 6). Fouls–L.A. Lakers 24, Chicago 26 (Gibson out).

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 23 16 5 2 34 68 50 Ottawa 23 14 8 1 29 55 56 Tampa Bay 24 13 10 1 27 71 65 Boston 23 12 10 1 25 55 53 Detroit 23 11 10 2 24 57 59 Florida 23 11 10 2 24 58 60 Toronto 23 10 9 4 24 70 74 Buffalo 22 8 9 5 21 44 57 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 24 16 7 1 33 88 59 Pittsburgh 23 13 7 3 29 69 70 Washington 21 13 6 2 28 57 48 Columbus 21 12 5 4 28 67 48 New Jersey 22 10 7 5 25 55 58 Philadelphia 24 11 10 3 25 77 80 Carolina 22 9 9 4 22 54 59 N.Y. Islanders 22 8 10 4 20 56 67


Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 24 15 6 3 33 68 60 23 13 7 3 29 62 63 22 11 8 3 25 65 57 22 11 8 3 25 62 47 24 9 9 6 24 61 79 25 11 12 2 24 66 72 21 9 11 1 19 47 63 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 23 13 9 1 27 54 49 Anaheim 23 11 8 4 26 59 55 Edmonton 24 12 10 2 26 70 63 Los Angeles 22 12 9 1 25 57 54 Calgary 26 11 13 2 24 60 77 Vancouver 23 10 11 2 22 54 70 Arizona 21 8 10 3 19 51 65 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s results N.Y. Islanders 5, Pittsburgh 3 Calgary 3, Toronto 0 San Jose at Los Angeles, late Today’s games Carolina at Boston, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Dallas at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 6 p.m. Florida at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Arizona, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Chicago St. Louis Nashville Minnesota Dallas Winnipeg Colorado

Huskers fall short on road IU tops UNC; Boilers’ Challenge streak snapped By the Associated Press

Jaron Blossomgame had 15 points, and Donte Grantham hit a tie-breaking free throw as Clemson held off a late Nebraska push for a 60-58 victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night at home. The Tigers (5-2) led 58-54 on Grantham’s 3-pointer with 3:16 to go. But Glynn Watson Jr. hit a straight-on 3 to tie it at 58. After Grantham hit the front end of a 1-and1, Watson missed a 3-pointer and Anton Gill turned the ball over with 10 seconds left. The Cornhuskers (4-3) had a chance to tie at the end, but Tai Webster’s runner in the lane bounced off the rim. Grantham finished with nine points and five rebounds for Clemson. Watson had a game-high 20 points and Webster scored 12. Ed Morrow had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Nebraska. Dixon native Isaiah Roby finished with two rebounds and a block, and did not attempt a shot.

No. 13 Indiana 76, No. 3 N. Carolina 67:

OG Anunoby scored 16 points, James Blackmon Jr. had 14, and Robert Johnson added 11 as the Hoosiers (5-1) won their second straight game since last week’s stunning loss to IPFW. North Carolina (7-1), which trailed for a total of 16 seconds during its four-game trip to Hawaii, never led and spent most of the game trailing by double digits. The Tar Heels were led by Justin Jackson with 21 points and Kennedy Meeks with 10.

No. 7 Virginia 63, Ohio St. 61: London Perrantes

scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half as the Cavaliers held on to win at home. Devon Hall added 12 points for Virginia (7-0), which trailed by as many as 16 points in the first


Indiana’s Thomas Bryant (right) reaches over North Carolina’s Kenny Williams for a loose ball as the Hoosiers’ James Blackmon Jr. (1) looks on during Wednesday night’s game in Bloomington, Ind. half and didn’t take the lead for good until Marial Shayok’s baseline runner made it 59-57 with 1:58 remaining. Jae’Sean Tate led Ohio State with 14 points and Lyle had 12.

No. 14 Louisville 71, No. 15 Purdue 64: Ray

Spalding and Mangok Mathiang each scored 11 points, and Donovan Mitchell contributed seven critical points down the stretch to help the Cardinals win at home. Louisville held Purdue to a season-low 36 percent shooting, but needed key baskets in the final minutes as the Boilermakers cut a 51-33 deficit to four with 14.4 seconds left. Caleb Swanigan had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and P.J. Thompson had 13 points, but the Boilermakers (5-2) had their four-game winning streak stopped along with a conference-record seven-game winning streak in the Big Ten/ ACC Challenge.

Miami 73, Rutgers 61: Freshman Dewan

Huell had 14 points and seven rebounds as the Hurricanes scored 17 consecutive points in the second half to beat the previously undefeated

Scarlet Knights. The 6-foot-11 Huell scored in double figures for the fifth time this season and had a couple of baskets worthy of video replays. Another freshman, Bruce Brown, scored 11 points, including a threepoint play with less than 2 minutes left to stop a late Rutgers run. Mike Williams led Rutgers with 16 points off the bench. Virginia Tech 73. Michigan 70: Zach LeDay

scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half as the Hokies rallied from a 23-8 first-half deficit on the road. Virginia (6-1) trailed 67-63 late in the second half before a 3-pointer by Justin Bibbs started an 8-0 run. Seth Allen gave Virginia Tech the lead with a driving layup, then added a 3-pointer. Duncan Robinson’s 3-pointer with 42 seconds left pulled Michigan (5-2) to within a point, and an offensive foul on Allen gave the Wolverines the ball back. But Michigan was out of timeouts, and Zak Irvin ended up trying a tough jumper from just inside the arc that missed. Irvin led Michigan with 23 points.

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Warriors fall at home By SVM Sports Staff

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Girls basketball

NUIC Upstate All-Conference FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterback: *Hayden Fox (Stockton) Running back: *Tristen Aguilar (Polo), Stephen Brooke (AFC), Marcelo Diaz (River Ridge), Cole Luedeking (Aquin) Linemen: Matthew Binkley (Polo), Evan Edler (Orangeville), *Zach Hook (Milledgeville), *Preston Legel (Stockton), *Patrick McGovern (Stockton) Ends: Caden Getz (Orangeville), Andrew Kaiser (Warren) Tight end: Thomas Eden (Stockton) Center: Dylan Curtiss (Stockton)

Wednesday’s result at Prophetstown

Defense Linemen: Chase Hutchinson (Milledgeville), Chad Larson (Stockton), *Patrick McGovern (Stockton), Cole Stykel (Aquin) Linebacker: Stephen Brooke (AFC), Aaron Dvorak (Stockton), Kyle Forbes (Milledgeville), Dylan Oppold (Stockton), Caleb Stovall (Aquin), *Kyle Wolff (Warren) Defensive back: Patrick Gustafson (Aquin), *Austin Guy (Orangeville), Dillon Hatfield (Stockton), Andrew Kaiser (Warren) Special teams Punter: Hayden Fox (Stockton) Kicker: *Zach Cummins (Aquin) Utility player: Reid Taylor (Polo) MVP (Gordy Nesemeier award): *Hayden Fox (Stockton) HONORABLE MENTION Offense Quarterback: Payton Calow (Warren) Running back: Brian Booth (Stockton), Kyle Forbes (Milledgeville), Tim Harrington (Aquin), Cole Stykel (Aquin) Linemen: Drew Broge (Aquin), Kolton Kaiser (Warren), Mike Thompson (AFC) Ends: Nolan Buske (Stockton), Zach Cummins (Aquin), Patrick Gustafson (Aquin) Tight end: Chase Hutchinson (Milledgeville) Center: Caleb Stovall (Aquin) Defense Linemen: Fabian Calderon (Polo), Payton Harris (Milledgeville), Tyler Larson (Stockton), Mike Thompson (AFC) Linebacker: Tristen Aguilar (Polo), Clint Oaks (Orangeville), Ben Peterson (Polo) Defensive backs: Buddy Bibler (Milledgeville), Easton DeMus (Durand), Caden Getz (Orangeville), Tim Harrington (Aquin), Brian Holland (Warren), Gavin Krahmer (Stockton), Mason Wright (Polo) Special teams Punter: Payton Calow (Warren), Ben Peterson (Polo) Utility player: Patrick Bageanis (Warren), Austin Guy (Orangeville), Tim Harrington (Aquin) NUIC Northwest All-Conference FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterback: Brighton Haverland (EPC) Running back: *A.J. Christensen (Forreston), *Keegan Schubert (EPC), *Rahveon Valentine (Lena-Winslow), *Andrew Wenger (Dakota) Linemen: *Peyton Asche (EPC), Ian Kuehl (Lena-Winslow), Maverick McPeek (Dakota), Michael Singley (Forreston), Cody Stewart (Forreston) Tight end: Brittan DeVries (Forreston) Center: Brayden Walton (Forreston) Ends: Skylar Fischer (EPC), Kaleb Plattenberger (West Carroll) Defense Linemen: Peyton Asche (EPC), Brighton Haverland (EPC), Michael Jones (LenaWinslow), Nate Koch (Pecatonica), Michael Luchterhand (East Dubuque), Cody Moser (Forreston) Linebacker: Tyler Brant (Forreston), Noah Gipe (Forreston), Payden Lingle (Lena-Winslow), Devon Murray (West Carroll), Keegan Schubert (EPC), *Andrew Wenger (Dakota) Defensive back: Skylar Fischer (EPC), Gavin Fuchs (Forreston), Kaleb Plattenberger (West Carroll), Rahveon Valentine (Lena-Winslow) Special teams Punter: *Alexis Gutierrez (Amboy) Kicker: Alexis Gutierrez (Amboy), Adrien Jimenez (Galena) Utility player: Bailey Litow (Lena-Winslow) MVP (Dick DeHaven award): Brighton Haverland (EPC) HONORABLE MENTION Offense Quarterback: Jon Breitbach (East Dubuque), Hunter Daws (Forreston) Running back: Matt Akins (Forreston), Gavin Fuchs (Forreston), Payden Lingle (Lena-Winslow) Linemen: Justin Appel (West Carroll), Josh Brunner (Lena-Winslow), Jake Diddens (Lena-Winslow), Kyle Hunter (Amboy), Brett Shutts (Galena), Chris Strauser (East Dubuque) Tight end: Ty Chrisman (Lena-Winslow), Luke Jones (West Carroll) Center: Michael Jones (Lena-Winslow), Josh Anderson (West Carroll) Ends: Lane Boyer (East Dubuque) Defense Linemen: Brock Fransen (Lena-Winslow), Luke Jones (West Carroll), Maverick McPeek (Dakota), Cade Meier (Dakota), Brandon Sinagra (Galena) Linebacker: Sam Barkalow (Forreston), Ian Kuehl (Lena-Winslow), Garrett Mellentine (Pecatonica), Drew Peebles (Galena), Joey Quinn (East Dubuque), Jack Tressel (East Dubuque) Defensive backs: A.J. Christensen (Forreston), Lane Henneman (Forreston), Matt Holste (Dakota), Tanner Lawfer (LenaWinslow) Special teams Punter: Hunter Holland (Galena) Utility player: Matt Holste (Dakota), Andy Rowe (East Dubuque), Mitch Heinz (Forreston), Lane Henneman (Forreston), Hunter Holland (Galena), Austin Middendorf (East Dubuque), Kody Plattenberger (West Carroll) *unanimous selection

Boys basketball Eastland Shootout schedule Saturday’s games • West Carroll vs. Indian Creek, 9:30 a.m. • Stillman Valley vs. Orion, 11 a.m. • Warren vs. Byron, 12:30 p.m. • Aquin vs. Erie, 2 p.m. • East Dubuque vs. Beecher, 3:30 p.m. • Eastland vs. Westminster Christian, 5 p.m. • Fulton vs. Burlington Central, 6:30 p.m. • Winnebago vs. Wethersfield, 8 p.m.

ANNAWAN 56, PROPHETSTOWN 55 ANNAWAN (2-5) Rico 4-6 4-6 12, Randall 2-7 0-0 5, Jackson 2-4 3-4 7, Sierens 5-12 2-2 14, Gripp 6-12 5-5 18, DePauw 0-1 0-0 0, Peterson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-43 14-17 56. PROPHETSTOWN (1-5) Hannah McKinney 0-0 0-0 0, Lexi Rangel 6-16 0-0 17, Dena Johnson 4-11 6-6 14, Courtney Pierceson 5-14 0-0 10, Olivia Toppert 2-6 3-4 8, Michelle Cooney 1-2 1-2 3, Baylee Crane 1-2 0-0 3, Jayden Grunder 0-0 0-0 0, Woodworth 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-51 10-12 55. Annawan 15 5 17 19 — 56 Prophetstown 16 14 8 17 — 55 3s – Annawan 4-11 (Sierens 2-4, Gripp 1-1, Randall 1-4, Rico 0-1, Jackson 0-1), Prophetstown 7-14 (Rangel 5-8, Toppert 1-1, Crane 1-1, Pierceson 0-4). Rebounds – Annawan 20 (Randall 6, Jackson 6), Prophetstown 24 (Toppert 6, Johnson 5, Pierceson 5). Turnovers – Annawan 21, Prophetstown 19.

Boys bowling Wednesday’s results at South Beloit

SOUTH BELOIT 3,155, OREGON 3,067 OREGON Case Sellers 120-92-145–357; Charles Gatz 151-148-137–436; Eddie Buttens 145-193-166–504; Austin Strite 168-191194–553; Justin Poole 226-190-193–609; Kyle Lundquist 192-224-192–608. Totals: 1,002-1,038-1,027–3,067. SOUTH BELOIT Trey McCormack 224-180-235–639; Aron Sarabia 180-200-148–528; Bailey Binder 172-210-158–540; Keegan Curtis 134-176-188–498; Brandon Redieske 140-130-144–414; Cullan Boeck 165159-212–536. Totals: 1,015-1,0551,085–3,155.



t Passmore, a junior 160-pounder who placed fifth at last season’s Class 1A state tournament, was in the thick of the action all night. E-P trailed Rochelle 34-31 with two bouts to go when it was his turn to hit the mat. He was in a nip-and-tuck bout with the Hubs’ Ehren Metzger, who scored a late takedown to secure a 6-3 win. It put Rochelle up 37-31, and the Hubs (3-1) were able to withstand a pin by Panthers’ 170-pounder Mathew Garrison in the final bout. Against Rock Falls, the teams were tied at 27 with three bouts to go, the first of which was Passmore against the Rockets’ Rollie Elder. Passmore scored a takedown on a cradle, with two back points, to seize a 4-0 first-period lead. He then won by pin in 2:34. “It was kind of my fault,” Passmore said of his loss to Metzger. “I quit playing offense, and that’s my game. Last year, I played offense a lot, and it helped me win a lot. The second match against Rock Falls, I came out and played offense, and it led to a good result. That’s what I’m looking for.”

Passmore’s pin gave ErieProphetstown a 33-27 lead on the Rockets, but it was far from over. Rock Falls’ Tyler Meyers held off Garrison to eke out a 3-2 decision at 170 pounds, and slice his team’s deficit in half. That set up a dramatic final bout between E-P’s Zach Greer and Rock Falls’ Brody Mulvaney. Greer scored the first takedown, but Mulvaney responded with two escapes and two takedowns to seize a 6-4 lead entering the final period. In the down position, Greer escaped with 1:21 to go, and still trailing 6-5 with 25 seconds remaining, seized Mulvaney’s left leg for a possible takedown. Mulvaney was able fend him off, however, and got a takedown in the waning seconds to win 8-5. “I was a tad bit nervous,” Mulvaney said, “but it was nothing to get too concerned about.” Rock Falls entered the night undefeated, but faced a jump in competition taking on the Panthers and Hubs. Rochelle gained a 34-29 win against Rock Falls in the first match of the night. Mulvaney is confident the Rockets will be just fine. “We’re all really confident about this,” Mulvaney said. “We’re all trying our best, doing our best – it’s going to lead to wins.”

The Sterling wrestling team came up short in its home opener Wednesday, falling to Moline 41-27. Turner Garcia (152 pounds), J.J. Thompson (182) and Santiago Martinez (195) all recorded pins for the Golden Warriors. Reed Heeren (120), Isaac Figueroa (126) and Elias Edmondson (160) all won by decision, with Heeren taking a 4-3 overtime decision.

Boys bowling South Beloit 3,155, Oregon 3,067:

The Hawks dropped a nonconference dual meet on the road, despite a pair of 600 series from Justin Poole and Kyle Lundquist. Poole rolled a 609, highlighted by a 226 game, and Lundquist added a 608, with a 224 high game. Austin Strite (553) and Eddie Buttens (501) both rolled 500 series for Oregon.

Girls bowling Oregon 3,086, South Beloit 1,548:

The Hawks cruised to a nonconference road win, as the SoBos could only field four bowlers. Caitlyn Kaltenbrun’s 592 series and 214 game led the way for Oregon, which also got a 556 series and a 211 game from Victoria Barnhart, and a 528 series from Abi Scheidecker.

Girls basketball Annawan 56, Prophetstown 55:

The Prophets saw a 10-point halftime lead disappear after the break in a tough nonconference loss at home. Lexi Rangel scored 17 points, while Dena Johnson added 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals for Prophetstown (1-5), which led 30-20 at halftime, before being outscored 17-8 in the third quarter. Courtney Pierceson chipped in 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals, and Olivia Toppert had eight points, six boards and two steals. Kendall Gripp’s game-high 18 points led the way for Annawan (2-5).

Girls bowling Wednesday’s results at South Beloit

OREGON 3,086, SOUTH BELOIT 1,548 OREGON Taylor McKenzie 156-161-135–452; Victoria Barnhart 211-167-178–556; Caitlyn Kaltenbrun 186-214-192–592; Maddy Bradfield 146-173-150–469; Abi Scheidecker 196-162-170–528; Ali Scheidecker 192-137-160–489. Totals: 1,087-1,014-985–3,086.

Wrestling Wednesday’s results at Tabor Gym, Rock Falls

*ERIE-PROPHETSTOWN 34, ROCK FALLS 33 113 – Reiley Dowd (RF) dec. Eric Maraquez 11-4; 120 – Chris Bonnell (EP) dec. Izaih James 11-5; 126 – Adam Meenen (RF) pin Brandon Bentley 1:23; 138 – Kerrick Cameron (EP) pin Ethan Cravatta 1:14; 145 – Owen Abell (EP) dec. Alex Martinez 9-5; 152 – Calvin Naftzger (EP) dec. Lonnie Gribbons 4-0; 160 – Garrett Passmore (EP) pin Rollie Elder 2:34; 170 – Tyler Meyers (RF) dec. Mathew Garrison 3-2; 182 – Brody Mulvaney (RF) dec. Zach Greer 8-5; 285 – Noah Friedrichsen (EP) pin Reise Arduini 5:22 E-P rec. forfeit: 106 Rock Falls rec. forfeit: 132, 195, 220 *won tiebreaker

ROCHELLE 34, ROCK FALLS 29 113 – Reiley Dowd (RF) dec. Diego Escobar 7-2; 120 – Izaih James (RF) pin Davis 4:48; 126 – Justin Hernandez (ROCH) dec. Adam Meenen 10-6; 132 – Ethan Cravatta (RF) pin Johnathon Drilling 3:59; 138 – Fore (ROCH) dec. Devon Parker 6-4; 145 – Aidan Eckhardt (ROCH) dec. Alex Martinez 7-2; 152 – Eddie Villalobos (ROCH) major dec. Lonnie Gribbons 13-5; 160 – Rollie Elder (RF) pin Isaac Contreras 2:21; 170 – Ehren Metzger (ROCH) dec. Tyler Meyers 8-2; 182 – Austin Tracey (ROCH) pin Brody Mulvaney 1:53; 195 – Niles Ager (RF) pin Basil Bender 3:37; 220 – Reise Arduini (RF) dec. Edwin Vega 3-1; 285 – Nick Henson (ROCH) pin Noah Bellini 2:36 Rochelle rec. forfeit: 106

*ROCHELLE 38, ERIE-PROPHETSTOWN 37 113 – Eric Maraquez (EP) injury def. Diego Escobar; 120 – Chris Bonnell (EP) pin Andy Silva 1:05; 126 – Justin Hernandez (ROCH) pin Brandon Bentley 2:47; 138 – Kerrick Cameron (EP) major dec. Aidan Eckhardt 11-0; 145 – Villalobos (ROCH) major dec. Owen Abell 19-7; 160 – Ehren Metzger (ROCH) dec. Garrett Passmore 6-3; 170 – Mathew Garrison (EP) pin Isaac Contreras 2:33; 182 – Austin Tracey (ROCH) pin Zach Greer 3:32; 285 – Noah Friedrichsen (EP) dec. Nick Henson 3-0 Erie-Prophetstown rec. forfeits: 106, 152 Rochelle rec. forfeits: 132, 195, 220 *won tiebreaker at Musgrove Fieldhouse, Sterling

MOLINE 41, STERLING 27 106 pounds – Isaiah Tapia (M) pin Kolten Smith; 113 – Ellex Williams (M) dec. Andrew Rodriguez 5-2; 120 – Reed Heeren (S) dec. Austin Burkeybile 4-3, OT SV; 126 – Isaac Figueroa (S) dec. Isaac Martinez 10-6; 132 – Antonio Tapia (M) pin Nevin Meiborg :46; 138 – Palidin Martinez (M) tech fall Isaiah Figueroa 18-3, 5:03; 145 – Jayden Terronez (M) pin Ethan Edmondson 1:59; 152 – Turner Garcia (S) pin Hunter Day 4:00; 160 – Elias Edmondson (S) dec. Anthony Tovar 7-2; 170 – Tavian Jones (M) pin Moises Lopez 2:00; 182 – J.J. Thompson (S) pin Gavin Gonzalez 3:56; 195 – Santiago Martinez (S) pin Omar Wilson 2:00; 220 – Hunter Henniny (M) pin Adan Ramirez 1:17; 285 – Kevin Pancrazio (M) dec. Pedro Rodriguez 3-1

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CHICAGO – Julius Randle made a strong move against Nikola Mirotic for a tiebreaking layup with 45.1 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Chicago Bulls for a gritty 96-90 victory on Wednesday night at the United Center. Randle had 13 points and matched a career high with 20 rebounds as Los Angeles bounced back from an ugly 105-88 loss at New Orleans on Tuesday night. Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points apiece, and Larry Nance Jr. finished with 12 points and 11 boards. Randle’s drive and layup gave Los Angeles a 92-90 lead. After Jimmy Butler missed on the other side for Chicago, Williams went 1-for-2 at the line with 20 seconds to go. Butler then missed another 3, and Randle and Nance combined for three foul shots to help Los Angeles hold on. Butler went 13-for-15 at the line and finished with 22 points for the Bulls, who were hoping to build on a 4-2 road trip. Dwyane Wade, who was listed as doubtful after getting some dental work on Tuesday, scored 17 points, and Robin Lopez finished with 10 points, nine rebounds and eight blocked shots. The Bulls used 40 points from Butler to beat the Lakers 118-110 in Los Angeles on Nov. 20. But the Lakers held the Bulls to 35.2 percent shooting in the rematch, and enjoyed a 60-46 rebounding advantage. It was an impressive


The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram (14) goes up for a shot against the Bulls’ Bobby Portis (5) during the first half Wednesday at the United Center. The Bulls lost 96-90. response from Los Angeles after the team announced before the game that Nick Young was expected to miss 2 to 4 weeks with a strained right calf muscle, adding another injury to an already depleted backcourt. Young was hurt in the first quarter Tuesday night. He had an MRI on Wednesday in Chicago. “He’s been playing

great, such a huge part of what we’ve done so far,” first-year coach Luke Walton said. “Obviously, it’s a big blow to our team and what we’re trying to do, but that’s part of life in the NBA. So we’ll figure it out and keep going forward.” Los Angeles also was without guard D’Angelo Russell, who missed his sixth straight game due to left knee soreness.

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t Reed is but one example of the golf landscape to which Woods returns, one of seven players in the 18-man field who were not even on tour when Woods last won a major at the 2008 U.S. Open. Another is Russell Knox, who said recently, “My short career will never be over until I play with Tiger Woods.” It was only 3 years ago that Woods won five times and was PGA Tour player of the year. That still wasn’t the dominance he once had over the game, for he finished in the top 10 only 53 percent of the time, his lowest rate in a dozen years. Woods had five or more victories 11 times in a span of 13 seasons. “The better he plays, the better it is for golf,” Rickie Fowler said. “Whether he gets back to the way he did in the early 2000s – from what I’ve heard, it was arguably the best anyone has ever played – that might be tough because of injuries, and he’s at a different age. It’s not like he’s been away that long. It just seems longer because of how dominant he was.” Woods declared himself ready to play and said, “I’m going to try to win this thing.” The pro-am is never a true measure, and the wind was whipping across the island on Wednesday. Even so, Woods showed no sign of fatigue or aches, and his swing certainly looked more efficient than when he was playing no more than 10 times each of the previous 2 years as he was trying to navigate a bad back.


Tiger Woods hits from a bunker onto the fifth green during the pro-am Wednesday at the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas. Woods will play a tour event for the first time in 465 days this weekend. On the par-5 third hole, he hit a drive and a 3-iron to about 10 feet for an eagle. He also had a few bogeys along the way. Conditions were not easy on any of the players. Woods said there were no surprises about how he played, and his only complaint was getting his speed right on the green. “I was able to hit all the shots I needed to hit,” he said. Spieth has seen Woods when he was No. 1 in the world. He’d love nothing more than to see the Woods that once made winning – majors included – look routine. “We all hope for many reasons that he comes back fully healthy and his game is fully back,” Spieth said. “To name one, you don’t ever want to see somebody go down because of injury. And two, I think it was a dream for all of us young guys to one day grow up and battle Tiger on a Sunday when he was

playing his best, and see if you can Y.E. Yang it, see if you can pull off a shot where you can take him down.” Yang rallied from two behind to beat Woods in the 2009 PGA Championship, the only time Woods lost a major when leading going into the final round. Woods has played with Fowler and Justin Rose, Jason Dufner and Justin Thomas, in recent months. Simulating tournament conditions is a different matter, and that will be the ultimate measure this week and beyond. “He’s been out of competitiveness for quite some time, so that might be a little while before you find your bearings again,” Henrik Stenson said. “But as you know, he’s done some remarkable things throughout his career. And if there’s someone that can jump right back up and play some great golf again, that would be him.”

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Avonlea Cottage of Dixon P.T. Cook C.N.A. Full Time 11pm-7am Apply in person 503 Countryside Lane in Dixon or call 815-288-6044 Experienced RN/LPN needed CNA 2pm-10pm Please apply in person at: Avonlea Cottage 2201 E. LeFevre Rd., Sterling Wanted 2nd Shift R.N. Part Time Please Apply in person at: Heritage Square 620 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon OR online at: heritagesquare NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE



Wanted F.T. C.N.A.'s 1st , 2nd & 3rd shifts Please Apply in person at: Heritage Square 620 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, OR online at: heritagesquare NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE





Dental Assistant wanted for busy office. Qualifications include good people skills, organizational skills oriented. Ideal candidate must be able to learn and preform quickly. Computer skills and experience are assets but not required. Please send your resume to PO Box 108, Rock Falls, IL 61071.

Anderson Plumbing & Heating, a non-union company of 40yrs is looking for a Full/Part Time HVAC Tech for Furnace Installations, Repair & Service. We offer a competitive pay structure with benefits including Health Insurance, Simple IRA, Vacation & Holiday pay. Please email your resume to: aphc621@yahoo. com or give us a call at 815.562.8784

Full or Part Time Local or Regional Drivers Wanted Class A CDL Assigned Peterbilt and Kenworth Trucks Preloaded Trailers Paid Vacations Home Weekends Flexible Dispatch Wellmark Health Insurance Apply online at www.avtrans or Call Missy 800-397-6387x10

AUTO SALES $65k or more Potential!! Sterling Chevrolet is now hiring Sales Consultant with experience but not necessary. Will train the right candidate. Contact Kevin May or email kevinmay@ sterlingchevy. com 815-625-2700

Full service financial planning firm is offering a FT office assistant position to the person who is willing to learn all aspects of the firm and be a team player. Experience will determine starting pay. Please send resume to: Box #:1354, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

TanTara Transportation is hiring Company Drivers and Owner Operators for Flatbed, Van or Tank. Excellent equipment, pay, benefits, home weekly. Call 800-650-0292 or apply


Wanted P.T. NIGHT COOK No exp. Necessary will train. Please apply at: Heritage Square 620 N. Ottawa Ave. Dixon, IL EOE NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Harbor Crest Home An 84-bed skilled nursing care facility in Fulton IL, 61252 (815)589-3411 Is seeking qualified nurses licensed to work in Illinois to join our team, full-time RN, LPN and DON all shifts Competitive salaries Apply in person or submit resumes to harborcrest2 EOE

Local manufacturer seeking an Industrial Maintenance Electrician Duties include: Assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Allen Bradley and other PLC experience required. Please send replies to Box #1305, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081






Sauk Valley Media does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. Likewise, we do not knowingly accept advertising which is fraudulent or has intent. malicious While we attempt to screen advertising with potential fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential We problems. strongly encourage our readers to exercise caution and common sense, when particularly dealing with companies with which you are not familiar.

Whiteside County Sheriff's Merit Commission is accepting applications to fill a vacancy for male Correctional Officers through December 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Applications must be dropped off in person at the Whiteside County Law Enforcement Center, 400 N. Cherry St., Morrison, IL. For more info or to print an application, please visit


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 lispecifically censed 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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CHILD CARE We are hiring for part time store associate positions at our Milledgeville Illinois Location, Including both Cashiers and Food Service Specialist. All interested applicants need to apply online at

DIXON GARAGE SALES 624 NEW TODAY Faux Fur full length coat; size 12 brown $100 815after 288-5636 7pm

LOOKING FOR QUALITY CARRIERS Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway Sterling, IL 61081


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Telegraph 113 S. Peoria Dixon, IL 61021


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Holiday Open House & Craft Show Friday & Saturday Dec. 2 nd & 3rd 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. 717 Grace Ave. Rock Falls Avon, Crafts, Pink Zebra, Tastefully Simple, Shaklee, Stampin Up, Twin City Popcorn 815-499-6973

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

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705 Antique Oak Ice Chest $50/obo Call 815-973-8899 I Buy: Antiques, collectibles, toys, post cards, etc. 815-445-6151.





For motor route availability call David Sheets

815-625-3600 ext. 5311


Old Metal Box, $5 815-973-8899 Old School Desk $10/obo 815-9738899




Illinois Concealed Carry Class in Amboy Dec. 10th & 11th Call Mike Koppien 815-440-0675 to sign up



Reliable, LIKE NEW used appliances, (815)626-1003



FIREWOOD MTLP Load Discount Split + Delivered 815-626-6875



8' sectional Lshaped, cranberry $350; oak rocker w/ottoman, blue cushions. $100. 815-441-3100 Ethan Allen Brady top grain leather sofa, 7' long, honey color. Great cond. $600. 815849-5229. Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Bunk Bed $298. Call 309451-7477 Recliner Couch, dk. brown leather, like new, clean, $500 815-6223004 Twin, full, queen, king beds. Electric lift recliner, washer, dryer, refrig., sofas, dresser, recliner, table/ chairs 815718-4385.

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 Dog kennel 16x10, walk-in gate. $100. 815-625-6158. Wanted: Tea Cup size F Chihuahua, adult, short hair, reasonably priced or free. 815-5649022 after 2:00.

Home Weekly | Class A CDL Required CALL 888-409-6033 |

-Full Time 2nd Shift CNA -Part Time 2nd Shift CNA -Part Time 3rd Shift CNA -Part Time 2nd shift RN Good Samaritan Society- Prophets Riverview is accepting applications for Full & Part time 2nd & 3rd Shift CNA’s and a Part time 2nd shift RN. Please go and apply online at, M/F/Vet/ Handicap, Drug Free Workplace.

Prophets Riverview SM-ST13782-1203

310 Mosher Dr. Prophetstown, IL 61277 815-537-5175

WANT TO BUY 795 I Pay Cash 4 Gold, Silver, Coins 24/7 779-245-2950



Little Blessings Childcare has immediate daycare openings for infant-school age. 815-285-3811 Lic# 48927502


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

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-1973 Johnson Outboard 9.5 HP, runs good. $300 815-219-2734 or 815-981-1441 4 used LT275/ 65R20 Goodyear Wrangler Duratac Tires Blackwall Load Range E 18/32 new tread depth. Tires now are 14/32. $500 815-625-2915 4,000 oak kitchen cabinets in stock. Builder Discount 815-626-4561 7x16 flat bed trailer w/ hand wench & extra axel $750 1992 S10 Chevy Pick Up, runs great, body rusty 815-994$500 3339 8, 14ft. Barn Wood. 815-219$15ea. 2734, 815-981-1441 Air conditioner with remote Like New $75 obo 815-973-3574 Art Deco 1930's 18k white gold diamond ring, size 7 ½, ¾ carat a $800 815-973-9600 BF Goodrich P/245/55R18 sensor all 4 tires & wheels for 2014 Camaro. $650 OBO. 815-590-6544 Boy's sleepers, pants, shirts, coats, 3mo.-18mo. exc. cond. All/$10 815-772-3224 Chainsaw, McCulloch 610 PM, ind., looks & runs good $80 815-590-5530

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Corner cabinet/ hutch space saver. Furniture in Dixon. $99 630-772-5051 FREE -55” JVC HD TV Works Good. -Blue Plaid Love Seat. Fair Cond. 815-625-7517 Glass Punch Bowl 10 cups, ladle, 5 pc. Silverplate server, sugar, creamer $20 815-973-0113 Iowa Hawkeye hooded Staduim jacket. New XXL 815-288$100 5636 after 7pm John Deere STX 38 tractor, 14.5hp, 38” deck with bagger. Runs good. $550. Call 815625-1606. LIKE NEW 2012 X720 John Deere tractor, hard cab, rear whl. weights, 54” snow blower. 21 hrs. $11,500 obo. 815-626-0006 Mink Coat; barely worn, full length, size 12; lite brown 815-288$100 5636 after 7:00 pm Nuwave Infrared oven, as seen on TV. Accessories & works great. $35 815-626-6203



WE ARE GROWING Knie Appliance & TV and Ashley Furniture Home Store has an immediate full time opening for someone with a passion for selling. Previous sales experience is preferred but not mandatory and we are willing to train. Must be neat, organized and have basic computer skills. Benefit package included.

3614 E. Lincolnway Sterling, IL 61081


NOW HIRING!!! DELIVERY CREW TEAM LEADER Knie Appliance & TV and Ashley Furniture Home Store has an immediate opening for a Delivery Crew Team Leader. Prior delivery experience preferred and a valid driver’s license is required. Applicants must be neat, professional, be willing to work with people and able to lift furniture and appliances. Other delivery positions are available as well.

3614 E. Lincolnway Sterling, IL 61081

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Oak looking Sauder computer desk w/ hutch. $100/ obo. 815-535-3835 Pool table with access. Great Christmas gift! Good cond. Easy assemble. Asking $200. 815-564-0059. Porcelain doll: 24� handmade, jointed, with handmade peclothing & riod glass eyes. Doll stand incl. $100. Call 815-441-0476. Power Wheels type BMW kids car. Barely used like new, 12 volts of power $100 815-288-5600

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2002 Chevy Malibu, 130k + mi. runs great. $3,000 OBO.815-219-2734 or 815-981-1441 2013 Ford Fusion, remainder of warranty. White. Exc. cond. $12,000. Call 815-713-7577. 2015 Lexus IS 350 AWD F Sport. Silver with black interior. 12k miles. 306hp V6. Excellent condition, like showroom new. 5 yr transferable tire & rim warranty. $36,750 OBO. 815499-4183

Valley Pool Table 40� x 80� In good Condition, $900. Located in Sterling. 815-499-9696

creditautosales Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.

Women's sz. 8½ 14 ct. gold ring. With 19 round diamonds. Been appraised. $1,500 815-275-6154 Leave message.

HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626SOLD or 284SOLD.


Wanted-400 Acres Cash Rent up to $400 per acre for 2017 & beyond. Please send replies to Box #:1346 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081



2 round bales of grass hay, no rain $100 815-7722396 8 Big Round Bales of Net Wrap Grass Hay, $360 815-225-7824



1998 Neon Plymouth 147k mi. rebuilt transmission. New breaks good cond. $1,650 OBO. 815-938-2655

Toshiba 50� thewide HDtv ater $100 815-4995002


Classic '85 Buick Riviera V8 Coupe, red w/white vinyl top, 80,500 mi., exc. ext/int w/leather upholstery. One family ownership, all working access., new battery, $4800 815-499-1957

1994 Mustang GT convertible, red. 34,600mi. Exc. cond. Florida car. $10,000/obo. Call 815-499-7430.

•Squirrel Corn $6/bushel •Straw Bales $6/bale •Grave Blankets & Wreaths SELMI'S Rock Falls 815-626-3830



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1991 S10 Blazer Tahoe 4dr 109k miles, average cond. 6 ½ ' Western snow plow w/ new cutting edge. good condition. $1750 /obo for the pair. 815-973-5233




1985 Dodge PickProspector Up Truck & new complete, box 81,400 actual a great miles, project truck, $2500/obo 815632-7254 1989 Chevy Silverado, 2 door, half ton, 2 tone, mint condition! nothing needed! $6,500 815-946-3572 1993 Chevy ½ ton , $600/obo 291 IL Rt 2 Lot 314, Rock River Estates Dixon 815-973-9296



2000 Ford Conversion Van, white, 124k mi., 4 Capchairs + tain's bench converts to bed. VGC, $4,900 815-440-8023 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, red. 6 cyl. PL, PD PW. Exc. cond. $12,500 815-625-9110



1998 Chevy ž Ton $3300 KBB list asking $2700. 187K miles. For more info. call between 8am - 1pm 815-677-6636 2001 Silverado 2500 HD, 4x4, 8.1 V8 w/ Allison Auto. Trans. 135K mi. w/ Meyers snow plow. $6,500. 815-973-1825 2006 Chevy Silverado LT, 3500 diesel 4x4, loaded. 163K mi. New tires/brakes. One owner. Runs great! Reduced! $16,900. 815-973-3281.



2015 Lund, under 50 hrs. on motor, 115 hp, Mercury 19.7 length loaded, 2 live wells - xm stereo plus much more, exc. shape. Must see to appreciate $20,000 firm 815-379-2427

NEW TODAY 2001 Mercedes ML 320, 132K, AWD, hitch, reliable. $5250. Call 815-312-0037 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 V6, 65k mi. new tires. Breaks, very good cond. $9,800. 815-625-9160

NOW TAKING ORDERS for all natural fed and raised young roasting geese. All processing done at an inspected poultry processing plant Call 815-632-7254



1966 Chevy step bed C10 pickup. New 350 motor & trans. $8,000. Call 815-440-9132 for more details.



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SAUK VALLEY Fireplaces

Lawn Care

FARLEY'S APPLIANCE Heating & Cooling Sale & Service Free Estimates New & Replacement Units We service all brands! Call Today (815)284-2052

Fireplaces Gas Wood Stoves Inserts Log Sets Doors Service Repair Install Visit our Showrooms Anselmo's 1235 W. LeFevre Rd., Sterling 815-625-3519

BILL'S LAWN SERVICE •Mowing •Garden Tilling •Yard Clean Up FREE Estimates Call 815-441-6073

Furniture Refinished

Interior & Exterior Light Carpentry Pressure Washing 35 Years Experience Insured - References Cell #815-440-2202

Alterations SHOE REPAIR ZIPPER REPAIR & ALTERATIONS Grummert's Hardware Sterling, Rock Falls, & also Shaw's Marketplace 214 Washington Prophetstown


Basement Waterproofing Prater Paint & Waterproofing We Dry Up Basements & Crawl Spaces, Remediate Mold & Install E-Z Breathe™ Ventilation Systems 815-626-5165



Furniture Restoration Strip, Refinish, Repair Re-glue, Touch-ups. Custom Woodworking & Finishing Shop Anselmo's Inc. 1235 W. LeFevre Rd., Sterling 815-625-3519

Genl. Contracting

License-Bonded Insured NO JOB TOO SMALL All your home Improvement needs Remodeling of baths, basements & kitchens Custom showers Siding-Decks etc. 815-440-3519

Gutter Cleaning GUTTERS & THEN SOME Gutter Cleaning & Repair Service Miscellaneous Jobs FREE ESTIMATES 815-535-0911 Bonded & Insured If you have gutter problems, call the Gutter Guys!!

Cleaning Service

Gutters American Energy Savers “Sauk Valley's Oldest & Best Seamless Gutter Company” Always Flow Seamless Gutters Call Dan Maloney 815-288-4525

CLOCK, WATCH & JEWELRY REPAIR •We repair and restore all brands and types of clocks and watches •We make house calls on Grandfather clocks •We repair all types of jewelry, and all work is done on premises •Appraisal Services Professional Jeweler for over 25 years. KRIEGER TIME AND JEWELRY CO. 618 S. Main St. Princeton, IL 815-872-8321

Concrete Contractors ➩SIMON MASONARY➩ Brick, Block & Stone Work, Griding & Truckpointing New & Repair NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL Chimneys & Foundations Bonded and Ins. ★Free Est.★ Call Cris Sosa 312-771-1310

Dumpster Rental

Serving the Sauk Valley Areas for over 15 years •On the Job Manufactured • Expert Installation •Competitive prices •Best Quality Materials, Guaranteed •5” and 6” Seamless Gutters for Residential, Industrial & Commercial Needs •Leaf Free Gutter Protection Systems •Licensed •Bonded •Insured FREE Estimates 815-213-0704

PRATER Paint & Waterproofing Specializing in •Residential •Commercial •Farm & •Industrial Call for your FREE painting or sandblasting estimate 815-626-5165

Mobil Pressure Wash Service • Commercial, • Residential & • Semis You name it.... we clean it! Call Ben 815-590-2694

• Residential • Commercial • Industrial * Fully Insured * Hot Water We do everything including house washing, gutters, pool areas, brick/ stone walls, decks & patios and commercial businesses. Professional industrial equip. Done right the first time! Call 815-441-0246


JB SERVICES •Power Washing •Gutter Cleaning •Deck & Yard Maintenance •Painting & Remodeling •Floor Installation & Maintenance •Winter Construction Anything Odd Jobs ★Free Estimates★ 815-440-1280 Ask for John LawnCare Service •Pot Holes •Leaf clean up •House clean up •Large hauling (dirt, gravel, sand) •Gutters •Pressure washing •Snow Plowing •Free Estimates• 815-590-6336

PAUL’S HANDYMAN SERVICE “Anything Your Husband Won’t Do!” •Experience On All Manner of Home Repairs & Maintenance since 1986

Haul/Clean Service JOHN'S CLEANUP & REMOVAL Anything goes!! Estate Cleanups PHONE 815-622-0240

Water Softeners

The Softener Man 815-544-0918 “Area's #1 Roofing Contractor IL Lic# 104-015191 Licensed, Bonded & Insured •Roofing •Siding •Windows •Decks •Additions •Garages & More Residential & Commercial Call now to schedule your FREE Estimate! Will beat any leading competitor price 815-590-2677

Serving the Sauk Valley Area for over 15 years. •Garages •Additions •Roofing •Siding •Windows •Gutters •Interior/Exterior •New Construction & Re-Construction Residential, Industrial, Commercial •Licensed •Bonded •Insured FREE Estimates 815-213-0704


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•Climate Controlled Storage •Low-Cost Moving Truck Rental •Confidential Document Shredding •We Ship FedEx & UPS! •Expert Packaging Services •Value Boxes & Packaging Supplies •EBAY and EMOTORS Internet Auction Sales Over 15,000 Sales •Office Hours: Mon-Fri. ☛ 8:306, Sat. ☛ 8:30noon 690 Timber Creek Rd. Dixon, (815)285-2212

Tree Service


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Dumpster Rental for Clean-ups & Construction Small & Large containers avail. Tidy Bug Inc. Dixon, IL 815-456-3001


Power Washing

OSMER WOODWORKING Kitchens, Baths, Drywall, Painting & More Call us for all of your Holiday & Winter projects Licensed, Bonded, Insured Satisfaction Guaranteed! 815-973-5809

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Repairr on all makes & models Servicce Call Special

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Illinois License #104.016127 Bonded/Insured •Roofing •Siding • Windows •Doors •Additions• •Garages •Drywall •Decks and more Free Estimates 815-213-0556

A division of Timber Industries, LLC. Tree & Limb Removal Stump Removal Storm Clean-up Mulch & Firewood •Free Estimates •Fully Insured 815-857-3674 Cole's Complete Tree Service Tree Trimming Stump Removal Licensed and Insured *Free Estimates* 25HR Emergency Service Will meet or beat any written tree estimates. Call 815-718-2997 Now accepting credit/debit cards Donnie Cole

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