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Jazmine White, 7, and her mom, Brandi Reynolds, of Sterling play a numbers game at the library Thursday. The library is a popular place for after-school learning, and the hope is that the new booths will serve as an ideal place for kids – and their parents – to get more (home)work done.

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ROCK FALLS – The condition of a city bridge might be just bad enough to get federal assistance in fixing it. While the East 11th Street bridge hasn’t deteriorated to the point where it’s unsafe, work will need to be done soon. The Department of Transportation grades the condition of bridges on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being worst. City Engineer Brian Frickenstein said the bridge had received a 5 rating in a 2009 bridge inspection report.

Things are looking up downstairs, thanks to some spiffy new upgrades in the children’s library

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Xandria Prather (above), 8, and her brother, Xavian, 9, spend some time at the new computer bar at the Sterling Public Library on Thursday afternoon. The children’s section of the library opened Thursday after an extensive renovation that opened up space, added furniture and technology. BY CHRISTOPHER HEIMERMAN 815-625-3600, ext. 5523 CHeimerman_SVM

STERLING – Oh, the places kids will go – figuratively and literally – now that the remodel of the children’s library downtown is complete. After being closed 3 days to bring in and install lots of new furniture, gadgets and toys – and to take care of the routine carpet cleaning upstairs – the Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., unveiled its new downstairs digs Thursday.

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DIXON – Christmas Crafts presented by Crafts 4 Kids with Special Needs will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St. The free workshop is 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 815-4407590 for more information.




He gets a handle on 15 minutes of fame Shop owner shares some screen time with some big wheels in the picking world BY PHILLIP HARTMAN 815-625-3600, ext. 5525 @phartman19

Families will be greeted by brand new booths, tables and chairs – two of them Sauk Valley Media-tested, super-comfortable retro chairs for adults. Online Brand-new racks hold Read th extra featured items – right saukv is story at now, they’re chock to take a full of Star Wars newly tour of the books, magazines children remodeled and other media. Sterling ’s library at th e Public Library. LIBRARY continued on A94

MILLEDGEVILLE – When the guys from “American Pickers” needed help fixing up a high-wheel bicycle from the late 1800s, they took a turn off state Route 40. “It needed a new handle grip,” Allen Polhill, 84, said Thursday as he walked past shelves of parts for lawn mowers and other items, and down a row of narrow stairs into a repair shop at Polhill’s Inc., 448 N. Main Ave. Among the tools and parts sat the restored bike in all its historical glory – complete with a 54-inch-high front wheel, restored brakes, and other repairs performed by the lawn mower shop’s owner. The bike was featured in Monday night’s episode of “American Pickers” on The History Channel. HANDLE continued on A54

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Get squared away for the holiday

MOUNT MORRIS – Mount Morris will be a veritable Santa’s village Saturday for Christmas on the Village Square. The village will be bursting with holiday fun, music, appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and other activities, a few of which are listed below. Find “Mt. Morris Christmas On The Village Square” on Facebook for more information. • Pancake breakfast fundraiser: 8 to 11 a.m. at Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St. • Christmas open house: 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Pinecrest Manor, 414 S. Wesley Ave. • Holiday craft and vendor fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pinecrest Grove Community Center, 500 Evergreen Lane • Exhibit of nativity scenes from around the world: 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery at Old Sandstone, 122 S. Wesley Ave.



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DIXON – From shopping specials to prize-loaded “snowballs,” it’s all going down at the Christmas Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. today downtown. Horse-and-carriage rides, ice sculptures, a 50-50 drawing, entertainment and the tree lighting will highlight the annual gala. Businesses will have treats and activities for adults and kids alike – including a chance to write letters to Santa. The big man and his better half, Mrs. Claus, will make an appearance, too. Find the Christmas Walk event on Dixon Main Street & Riverfront’s Facebook page to find out what’s going on where and when, or call 815-288-2308 for more information.

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All aboard for merry music

Blues artist Colin James will perform on the 18th annual Canadian Pacific Railroad Holiday Train, which will make stops in the area this weekend. The train will be in Byron from 1 to 1:30 p.m. today; 3:30 to 4 p.m. today in Savanna; and 4:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Clinton, Iowa. The train is decorated inside and out with colorful lights and Christmas decorations, and 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. Go to or find Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Facebook for more information.

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STERLING – The city’s Seasonal Sights and Sounds festivities roll on. • Pottery open house featuring work by Carol Deibert: noon to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sterling Main Street, 318 First Ave. • Dillon Home tours: Guided tours at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. today and Saturday. Nonguided walk-throughs 7 to 9 p.m. both nights and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, free for 12 and younger, $6 per family. • Centennial Community Players’ “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 410 Second Ave. • Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway. Go to sights-sounds for more information.

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Last prison roundhouse closed Shooting reported CREST HILL (AP) – Illinois has shuttered the nation’s last prison roundhouse, a circular lockup with a guard tower in the middle that critics say created an especially harsh environment for inmates. The state Department of Corrections began transferring the last prisoners from the maximum-security F House at Stateville to other locations on

Oct. 26, the Chicago SunTimes reported. The last 36 inmates were moved out Wednesday. Closing the unit, which was built in 1922, will allow the department to divert $10.3 million in maintenance costs into other housing units and programs, officials said. The John Howard Association, a prison watchdog group, said the outdated roundhouse design

intensified the already visually chaotic and distressing auditory experience prison often causes. In October, Gov. Bruce Rauner wrote an op-ed for the Chicago Sun-Times in which he announced his plans to overhaul the state’s criminal justice system. He called the correctional center one of the state’s oldest and most costly prison housing units.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1866, whose members worked at the prison, opposed the closure, arguing that the workers weren’t given enough prior notice. Future plans for the unit remain unclear, but the department said it “recognizes its historical value” and plans to maintain the building.


Chicago has 701 homicides in 2016 Law enforcement said weakened gun laws are a contributing factor CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago experienced more than twice as many homicides in November as it did during the same month in 2015, and more than any November in nearly a quarter century, according to police statistics released Thursday. The 77 homicides recorded last month bring the city’s 2016 total to 701, with a month to go until year’s end. It is the first time Chicago has eclipsed the 700 mark in a year since 1998, and puts the city on a pace to end 2016 with nearly 300 more homicides than were recorded last year. Police, law enforcement officials and community members say the reasons start with criminals in Chicago who are more emboldened than they have been in years. A big reason, they say, is that Chicago in recent years has seen their once tough gun laws weakened or eliminated by court decisions. As he has been saying for

months, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Thursday that the state’s weak gun laws mean people convicted of gun crimes are locked up for far less time than they are in places like New York, where crime has dropped. “The mentality here is there is no consequence for carrying a gun,” Johnson said. “Gun offenders just don’t fear the judicial system.” U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, the Chicago Democrat whose teenage grandson was shot and killed last week, agreed. And he said as the violence has escalated, so too has the willingness of people to arm themselves for protection – especially since they understand that the gun laws mean that if they are caught, the consequences won’t be as severe as the consequences of the criminals on the streets. “You hear it all over, in the barbershops and everywhere: people taking the position they’d


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rather be caught by the law with a gun than be confronted [by a criminal] without one,” Davis said Thursday. Another factor for the rise, Johnson and others say, is the release last November of a video of a white officer fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald. Gang members and other criminals, they say, have been emboldened because they view a drop in the number of arrests in the last year as evidence that officers are reluctant to do their job. “Some gang members apparently felt they could get away with more, and so more bullets started flying,” U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon

said in a speech in September. Police have said much of the drop can be attributed to a concerted effort not to make arrests in minor drug cases. Johnson dismissed suggestions that the falling arrest numbers mean officers are not being aggressive, pointing instead to statistics that show the number of illegal guns his officers have seized this year has climbed 20 percent from last year and the number of gun arrests have climbed 8 percent so far this year. But he agreed that the video and the subsequent media coverage affected criminals. “Don’t think for a moment they are not seeing all of that and taking advantage of it,” he said. The statistics come as the city and police department scramble to bring the number of shootings and killings down with a host of initiatives in Chicago’s most violent communities.


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Thomas J. Marshang, 51, of Sterling; 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Sterling Police Department; theft of services; posted bond.

Montae J. Green, 18, of Sterling; 11:17 a.m. Wednesday at Eighth Avenue and Second Street; no driver’s license; given notice to appear in court. Matthew J. Sheley, 18, of Sterling; 2:19 p.m. Wednesday at Fourth Avenue and East Fifth Street; possession of drug paraphernalia; given notice to appear in court. Kurt W. Schwab, 43, of Sterling; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2300 block of Locust Street; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; given notice to appear in court. Brian R. Villa, 44, of Sterling; 9:43 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East 27th Street; aggravated battery to a police officer, resisting a peace officer; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

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Officials confirm shots were fired – few details released BY ASHLEY CADY 815-625-3600, ext. 5521 @ashleycady_svm

ROCK FALLS – The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that shots were fired during a fight in Yeowardsville just after 11 a.m. Thursday. The department, along with the Rock Falls and Sterling police departments and the State Police, responded at 11:20 a.m. Shots fired by an unidentified person hit one vehicle, Lt. John Booker confirmed in a news release, which did not report any injuries or the incident’s exact location. Calls to the sheriff’s department for more information were not returned by press time Thursday. The incident is under investigation. Anyone with any information should call the sheriff’s department at 815-772-4044, or Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at 815-625-7867.


Three traffic deaths over Thanksgiving holiday weekend SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois State Police say only three people died in traffic collisions during the 5-day travel period around Thanksgiving. State police say that between Wednesday and Sunday there were three fatal crashes in Illinois. That’s a sharp drop from 2015, when 17 people died in 15 crashes and from 2014, when 15 people died in 13 crashes. During the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, officers patrolled Illinois roadways, conducted roadside safety checks and took part in other traffic enforcement efforts. State police say they handled 381 traffic crashes, issued 6,473 citations overall and 4,511 warnings.




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Helping the hopeful Robbery suspect arrested Firefighters Charitable Association gives record-breaking $10K to Home of Hope

Two local cellphone stores were targeted 3 weeks ago BY ASHLEY CADY 815-625-3600, ext. 5521 @ashleycady_svm

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hen firefighters are risking their lives in an inferno, they’re not thinking about what their health will be like years down the line. They’re not thinking about how they are as likely to be diagnosed with maligrachelRODGERS twice nant mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure, or that they are at higher risk of Rodgers is a reporter at cancers related to their respiratory, oral, Sauk Valley digestive and urinary systems. Media. Instead, their focus is on trying to extinShe can be reached at guish the fire and bring solace to someone rrodgers@ on what could be the worst day in a persaukvalley. son’s life. com or Earlier this week, their attention was 815-625-3600, ext. 5529. geared toward contributing to an organization that also looks to comfort those in need. More The Dixon Firefighters Charitable Assoinformation ciation donated $10,000 to Home of Hope Caner Wellness Center, and that donation To learn more about was matched dollar-for-dollar by The ColeHome of Hope Canman Foundation, a private grantmaking cer Wellness Center, organization based in Chicago. 1637 Plock Road, “It’s the highest donation we’ve ever Dixon, or to donate, made,” Fire Capt. Dave Lohse said. call 815-288-4673, go Lohse said it was a good year for the to homeofhopeonline. association’s annual mail fundraiser – the org or find the group on proceeds of which normally go to commuFacebook. nity organizations dedicated to helping the Go to discoverdixon. elderly or children – and they thought the org or call 815-288funds would be well-placed with Home of 3323 for more inforHope. mation on the Dixon “It feels very good to give back to an entiFirefighters Charitable ty like Home of Hope,” he said. “Everybody Association. in the Sauk Valley area knows someone Office hours who has been affected by cancer.” Dixon reporter Rachel The donation also resonated on a perRodgers has “office sonal level for active and former firefighthours” from 1 to 2 p.m. ers, considering studies conducted by the Wednesdays at Books National Institute for Occupational Safety On First, 202 W. First St. and Health have found that the group is Feel free to pitch her a more susceptible to certain cancers than story, leave a news tip, the general population. or just say hi. The act is a good example of how givYou also can email her ing often travels in a circle rather than a at rrodgers@saukvalley. straight line. The community donates to com or give her a call the Charitable Association, which donates at 815-625-3600, ext. to Home of Hope, which helps community 5529. members. The donation was a part of the Giving Tuesday global fundraising campaign, which was founded 5 years ago and takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. “It’s gratifying for all of us to see that the funding was being used for a good cause,” Lohse said.

DIXON – One of two Kankakee men suspected in the armed robberies of two local U.S. Cellular stores 3 weeks ago turned himself in at the Dixon Police Department on Tuesday, according to a news release sent Thursday. Anthony K. Jamerson, 23, is charged with armed robbery, which carries 6 to 30 years in prison; conspiracy to commit armed robbery and aggravated robbery, both of which carry 4 to 15 years; conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, which carries 3 to 7 years; and unlawful restraint, which carries 1 to 3 years. He’s being held on $500,000 bond. Police Chief Danny Langloss confirmed the other suspect is still at large, and that his department is pursuing leads with Kankakee police. Three other Kankakee men, David M. Kendrick, 23, Eddie D. Clark, 20, and

Michael LaneCalhoun, 24, were arrested Nov. 22. Kendrick is charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to com- Anthony K. mit armed rob- Jamerson bery and aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and unlawful restraint. Clark and Lane-Calhoun are charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery and unlawful restraint. Langloss said the arrests brought to light several similar robberies in northern Illinois, many of which have since been solved. Police are working closely with the FBI and Rock Falls and other police departments in the ongoing investigation. The FBI has been involved in solving similar robberies involving other organized rings of thieves, and federal charges could be levied in this case at some point down the road. Next Generation Wireless, a U.S. Cellular agent at

1021 First Ave. in Rock Falls, was robbed shortly before 8 p.m. Nov. 8; the U.S. Cellular store at 166 Keul Road in Dixon was hit around 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Both involved three black men with handguns, all of whom wore masks. Both times, they tied up employees, took cash and merchandise and fled in a dark gray car. Both robberies took less than 10 minutes. In the Dixon robbery, two men remained outside the store as lookouts, Langloss said. Several similar robberies have happened in Rockford recently. With few variations, they were committed by two or three armed black men in their 20s – their faces masked with bandanas or otherwise hidden – who entered a store, moved employees and customers to a back room, made them open a safe, tied them up, grabbed money and electronics, and fled in about 10 minutes or less, often in a gray sedan. Physical injuries inflicted, if any, were minor.


Medals for Merchant Marines? Congressional Gold Medals could be awarded for service Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON – The House passed a bipartisan measure on Wednesday to award World War II Merchant Marines the Congressional Gold Medal. More than 250,000 mariners were pressed into service in 1942 to ferry troops and supplies across submarineinfested seas to battle zones. Around 9,000 were killed in

the war. Roughly 5,000 of the mariners are still alive and several expressed their gratitude over the House effort, Fox News reported. “We’re always working for some recognition,” former merchant mariner Morris Harvey told Wednesday night. Harvey expressed concern the award would not pass in

the Senate during this session, but said he is hoping to receive the award next year along with financial compensation outgoing California Rep. Janice Hahn has attempted to secure for the mariners. Congress passed legislation Wednesday to award World War II spies who served behind enemy lines the Congressional Gold Medal.


Women could be required to register for the draft WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration declared its support Thursday for requiring women to register for the military draft, a symbolic but significant shift that reflects the U.S. military’s evolution from a maledominated force to one seeking to incorporate women at all levels. President Barack Obama has been considering whether to adopt the position since last December, when Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the military to open all jobs to women, including the most arduous combat posts. Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council, said Obama believes women have “proven their mettle,” including in Afghanistan and Iraq. “As old barriers for military service are being removed, the administration supports – as a logical next step – women registering for the Selective Service,” Price said, using the formal name for the military draft.

The White House emphasized that the administration remains committed to an all-volunteer military – meaning women, like men, wouldn’t be forced to serve unless there were a national emergency like a major world war. Changing the policy would require an act of Congress, and there are no signs that lawmakers plan to move swiftly to alter the law. Obama’s announcement appeared aimed more at influencing the public debate about women in the military in

the coming years than at forcing an immediate policy change. The Defense Department echoed Obama’s position, first reported by USA Today. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said that Carter believes the inclusion of women throughout the military’s echelons has strengthened the military’s might. Late last year, the Pentagon ordered all military jobs opened to women, including about 220,000

jobs previously restricted to men, including in special operations forces. Integrating women has not been fast or easy. Earlier this year the top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators it would take up to 3 years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs. The military services have started recruiting women for those jobs and making necessary changes to bathrooms and other facilities.

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distribution of military duties if the president and Congress had to enact a draft. The U.S. hasn’t had a military draft since 1973, during the Vietnam War era. The new posture from the Obama administration came at an unusual time, just 2 days after House and Senate negotiators agreed to strip a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to register.


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Sister Veronica Grennan DUBUQUE, Iowa – Sister Veronica Grennan, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Ita), 103, of Marian Hall, 1050 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Marian Hall. Sister Veronica was a school teacher and administrator at St. Patrick Elementary School and High School in Cedar Rapids; St. Martin High School in Cascade, and Regina High School in Iowa City, all in Iowa; at St. Thomas of Canterbury Elementary School in Chicago, St. Odilo in Berwyn, and Mary Queen of Heaven Elementary School in Cicero; Immaculate Conception Elementary School and High School in Clarksdale, Mississippi; Portland Central High School in Portland, Oregon; and Blanchet High School in Seattle. In Rock Island, she was a secondary-school counselor and teacher at Alleman High School, and served in pastoral ministry at Sacred Heart parish. She was born on Sept. 17, 1913, in Sterling, to John and Mary Loran Grennan. She entered

the BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1931, from St. Mary parish in Sterling. She professed her first vows on March 19, 1934, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1939. Survivors include a sister, Mary Alice Butler of Jacksonville, Florida; nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with whom she shared life for 85 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Francis and Edward; three sisters, Mary Manetta Grennan, BVM, Marie Brophy, and Evelyn Barry.  Visitation was Nov. 28, 2016, at the Marian Hall Chapel, followed by a prayer service and Funeral Liturgy. Burial was at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA, 52003, or whatsnew_obits.cfm for online contributions. Miller Funeral Home, 1185 Route 35 North, East Dubuque, handled arrangements. Visit to send condolences.

▼ 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. ▼ Sunday visitation: Joyce Conby of Sterling, 2 - 4 p.m. with the rosary recited at 1:30 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. ▼ Monday funeral: Joyce Conby of Sterling, noon Mass of the Christian burial. ▼ Dec. 9 funeral: Charron Rausa of Sterling, 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling.

Norma M. Wise STERLING – Norma M. McDonald Funeral Wise, 78, of Sterling, died H o m e & C r e m a t o r y Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Sterling is handling 2016, at her home. arrangements.

Joyce M. Conboy STERLING – Joyce M. Conboy, 98, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Morningside of Sterling. Joyce was born Oct. 27, 1918, in Rock Falls. She married John Conboy on Nov. 20, 1940, in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1975. Joyce was a farm wife and loved to play cards, cook, and dance. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. In her older years, she enjoyed spending Sunday nights with her family, especially at Parkway Restaurant. Survivors include one daughter, Marianne (Gary) Day of Rock Falls; one son, Bill (Judy) Conboy of Morrison; four grandchildren, Edward (Donna) Conboy of Oro Valley, Arizona, Linda (Scott) Kaiser of Belvidere, Dennis (Alicia) Day of Sterling, and John (Laura Garza) Day of Rock Falls; six great-

grandchildren, Andrew (Jessica) Conboy of Flagstaff, Arizona, Matthew Conboy of Oro Valley, Margaret Kaiser and Mitchell Kaiser, both of Belvidere, Nathan Day and Sarah Day, both of Sterling; honorary great-grandson, Tyler Schultheis; and special friends, Barb Blackburn and Doris Wade. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one brother, Gale Kennedy. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., with the rosary recited at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Monday, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls, with Messenger Gerald Kobbeman officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Visit to send condolences.

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Charron M. Rausa STERLING – Charron M. Rausa, 81, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at her home. Charron was born Oct. 21, 1935, in Cairo, the daughter of James and Ida Marie (Koonce) Dickerson. She married Frank Rausa on May 20, 1980, in Dixon. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Ginger (Daniel) Murray of Sterling, Lisa (Ken Larson) Leonard of Polo, and Monica (Jeff) Rausa-Williams of Annapolis, Maryland; four sons, James C. (Jeri J. Stengel) Smith of Concord, California, Arch C. (Charlie Refol) Smith of Rockford, Neil C. (Denise) Smith of Polo, and Bradley (Mary

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What does $100k buy on Black Friday? One hole Cards Against Humanity’s latest holiday prank dug near Oregon TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

OREGON – Goodbye, Holiday Hole. It was nice knowing you. A hole outside of town – as large as it was pointless – was filled in this week, putting an end to the latest Black Friday stunt by Cards Against Humanity, the “party game for horrible people.” The nationwide publicity stunt mocked America’s willingness to literally throw money in a hole by digging one, for no reason, for as long as people were willing to pay for it. For every $5 donated, the dig time increased. The more money people gave, the deeper the hole went. Fifty-two hours and $100,573 later the internet’s piggy bank was tapped. The company’s website said the hole was located in “America. And in our hearts.” Ogle County property deeds show the 5-acre lot in the 1700 block of W. Pines Road, 2 miles outside of Oregon, was purchased by Hole Holding LLC, on Nov. 2, for $25,000. Cards Against Humanity Experience Manager Claire Friedman signed for the property and deemed herself the “hole mom” on her Twitter account, where she tweeted updates of the digging progress.

Digging began at midnight on Black Friday and concluded Sunday afternoon. The online buzz stirred local residents to stop along Pines Road to watch the excavating crew move dirt from point A to point B. “There’s a lot of local people complaining about it, but it’s not their money to care about,” said Krystal Portner, who drove from Mount Morris to attempt a look at the hole Sunday. “I think it’s cool. I kind of don’t want it to end.” But all good things must come to an end – even pointless ones. “It’s nearly completely filled back in,” Mike Reibel, Ogle County planning and zoning administrator, said this week. “Soon they’re going to cover it with black dirt and get it seeded. It didn’t appear to harm anything.” Myers Excavating, based in Oregon, was contracted to dig the hole but owner Rob Diehl said he was sworn to secrecy on what they were paid. Diehl said he thought the idea was pretty weird when the company contacted him a couple months ago. “To dig a hole and then just fill it back in isn’t really our normal work scope,” he said of the job that took six men. “But we did it.”

This screen capture from the Cards Against Humanity Holiday Hole YouTube live stream shows an excavator digging a hole in rural Oregon on Sunday morning. Cards Against Humanity also live-streamed the digging, which according to co-founder Max Temkin’s latest tweet, accumulated 17 years worth of viewing time. The Holiday Hole isn’t the first time Cards Against Humanity has humored America with pointless jokes. In 2015, if you paid $5 they would mail you a box of nothing – literally an empty box. They made $71,145. In 2014, you could purchase a literal box of bulls---, or send it to someone you felt deserved such a gift. The company hasn’t announced what it plans to do with the money from

this year’s stunt. Last year, however, employees kept it all to themselves and listed how they spent it. Don’t worry, most of the staff made some sort of charitable contribution with their extra cash – but they didn’t stop there. Scott paid $1,500 for LASIK corrective eye surgery; Alex bought $500 worth of cat litter – because “my two cats poop a lot,” he said; and Jenn splurged on a $1,200 bespoke Robin Hood costume. That’s right, America quite possibly threw money in a hole for Jenn to buy yet another Halloween costume.

FAQ from the Holiday Hole site

Here are some of the frequently asked questions Cards Against Humanity answered on holidayhole. com. Is this real? Unfortunately, it is. Is there some sort of deeper meaning or purpose to the hole? No. What do I get for contributing money to the hole? A deeper hole. What else are you going to buy, an iPod? Why aren’t you giving all this money to charity? Why aren’t YOU giving all this money to charity? It’s your money. How am I supposed to feel about this? You’re supposed to think it’s funny. You might not get it for a while, but some time next year you’ll chuckle quietly to yourself and remember all this business about the hole.

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Senate wants to take the edge off scalpers Bill would switch off robot buyers WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate doesn’t want you to have to fight a robot for a chance to see the hit musical “Hamilton.” Senators have unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, that would prohibit automated scalping software known as “ticket bots” from buying up seats for theater shows, concerts or sports events and reselling them at inflated prices. “Scalpers who cut in line, then buy mass quantities of tickets just to resell them at higher prices make it difficult for people to get tickets for themselves and their families,” Moran said in a statement after the vote on Wednesday night. “This bill helps level the playing field for consumers.” Moran’s Better Online Ticket Sales Act of 2016, also known as the BOTS Act, is designed to prevent ticket bots from circumventing online ticket-purchasing rules that limit the number of seats a person can buy for sought-after entertainment events. The bill also bars the sale of tickets over state lines that were bought through a ticket bot “if the seller participated in, had the ability to control or should have known about the violation.” The BOTS Act now must pass the U.S. House of Representatives before being signed into law by the president. “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller testified at the hearing. Seller testified that he’d received “countless letters” from kids and their parents who couldn’t get tickets to see “Hamilton” at regular prices. “Why? Because every time we put a new block of tickets on sale, the ‘robots’ or ‘bots’ have invaded the Ticketmaster system the second they went on sale and then electronically purchased almost all of the available inventory,” Seller told lawmakers. “Then they re-post the tickets at prices that are up to 10 times their face value.”

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“I sold them some safety bikes before that,” Polhill said, laughing, as he discussed how he met the TV stars. “They had two big white vans, two cars, and a motorhome.” Polhill has collected antiques most of his life – some of which were purchased by the Pickers. “They bought a couple of bikes, a couple signs, and a rear axle for a three-wheel HarleyDavidson bicycle used to peddle papers,” Polhill said. For Monday’s show, Polhill was able to show off his own high-wheel bike. “I went home and got my bike, which is exactly the same as the one Mike Wolfe had,” Polhill said. “We rode around the corner and the alley.” From Polhill’s research, the bikes appear to have been made by Overman Wheel Co. in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts. He examined the one the Pickers brought to him and said, “It was probably 1886; the last patent date is 1885.” Such bikes cost a

month’s salary, or about $150, back in their heyday, Polhill added. Part of Polhill’s interest in old bikes is his membership in Wheelmen, a nationwide group of antique bicyclists. “We made 15 of these bikes, replicas, in the early 1970s,” Polhill recalled. “A lot of the local kids rode with us in parades. We had five [local] families who joined the Wheelmen.”

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ote to readers: The Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board presents the SVM Editorial Board Roundtable. Several members of the Editorial Board offer their responses to a question of the week. Some questions will be of a serious nature, and some won’t be. Members might agree on an issue one week, but not the next week. Regardless, we certainly encourage public feedback.

Question of the week: When do you normally put up your Christmas tree, and how soon do you take it down after the holidays?


raditions have changed throughout the years in our family. I remember as a kid we always put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving. Bright red bulbs, red garland, an angel topper and an electric tree stand that spun the tree and played music are what I recall. Back then, we always took it down on New Year’s Day. That was the tradition my grandmother instilled; there were never any deviations! Fast forward to now and our quite large family. When we put the tree up changes from year to year. This year we will put it up on Saturday. That’s the day all the kids will be home to help decorate it. I love the smell of a real tree, and the bigger, the better. It is adorned with orna-


e wait till right after Thanksgiving. Due to allergy issues, we use an artificial tree. It is pre-lit, and due to the dangerous combination of height, athleticism and enthusiasm of our 21-month-old (Lochlan, aka Meat Paws, aka The Destroyer of Worlds), those lights are the only current decorations. Eventually, the tree will have decorations on the top half. My dad loved to tell me that kids would raise our standard of living – a prophetic Dad joke. (Let’s


t’s been pretty much a standard procedure for a long time. The tree goes up on Thanksgiving and comes down on New Year’s Day. As exciting as it is to have the Christmas tree up at Thanksgiving, it’s sad after Christmas to see it standing alone with no packages. That’s why it has to come down at the end of the year. I have to be honest: trimming a tree and decorating the house and yard for the holidays have never been my strong point. If it weren’t for other members of the household, my house wouldn’t look very festive. Although, I did buy one of those fancy yard lights that displays a dancing array of colors on the house. I opted to put it in the back yard, shining into the timber, as it looked much better than

ments made by our seven children throughout the years or ornaments that Jennifer have some Heintzelman special advertising meaning to director them. I love watching them find their ornaments and the stories that they share each year as they recall when the ornament was made or given. We rotate who gets to put the silver star on top each year. This year, I’m not sure when we will take it down. Because our family is so large and some live out of state, it all depends on when we have our last celebration of family before we take it down. That could take us into January! all shake our heads and smirk together.) The Christmas tree lights, plus Peter Shaw a few others over the firecorporate policy place, really coordinator make the cold winter nights feel warm. We will take them down sometime in January, reluctantly. Until then, Finnegan (4) will plug in the Christmas tree every morning, and count down the days till Christmas with some advent chocolate. Good living. just on the front of the house. My contribution to decorating this year was openSam Fisher ing the box, sticking the publisher light into the ground, and plugging it in. So, I guess I did add a little to the decorating effort this year. After the holidays, we leave the tree decorated, cover it and haul it up to the upstairs storage room until next Thanksgiving rolls around. It gets dusted off and spruced up a little, and we are good to go. It’s something that my mother had done for years. Admittedly, decorating is not my thing, but I do appreciate the efforts of others who do such a good job of preparing for the holidays.

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Donald Trump, promise-keeper But he can still act like a wild accuser This was a time-warped week when everything you ever needed to know about the entire 2016 presidential campaign – the good, the bad, the ugly, the wacky and the whack-a-mole nasty – played out in a blizzard of breaking news on the screens that feed us our infotainment news. This was the week that was the year that was. Actually, it only took just half a week for us to see how and why Donald Trump won and Hillary Clinton and the Democrats lost. And all of that played out to two very different audiences. Here’s what Washington’s politics and media insiders fixated upon: On Sunday, Trump, clearly furious that Clinton’s campaign had joined a flailing Green Party move to force a recount of the presidential votes in Wisconsin (and perhaps other states), hyper-vented in his usual way – in a barrage of bizarre tweets that made an outlandish claim. Trump recycled a conspiracy theorist claim that Clinton received “millions” of votes from illegal voters. He offered zero

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proof. Journalists and political insiders investigated and unanimously concluded Trump’s claim was baseless. It sounded like America was about to be inundated by what jazz pianist and satirical composer Dave Frishberg long ago famously titled a “Blizzard of Lies.” Also, Trump’s A-team was once again exploding from within. Campaign manager and chief explainer and spinner, Kellyanne Conway, bizarrely rode the Sunday talk show circuit just to send a hugely public message to her boss: That many conservatives are privately furious that he is considering as his secretary of state Mitt Romney, who famously blasted Trump as a fraud. HERE’S WHAT ALL the rest of working class America really cared about: On Tuesday, Carrier, the air-conditioning company that had planned

to move more than 2,000 jobs from Indiana to Mexico, announced via Twitter that – after talks with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who is conveniently Indiana’s governor – the company will now keep some 1,000 workers employed in Indiana. Inside the beltway, The Washington Post didn’t mention the news anywhere on the front page – it ran back in the business section. All year, Trump had made a centerpiece of his campaign promises his pledge to get personally involved – using carrots and sticks – to get companies including Carrier, Ford and Nabisco to abandon their plans to move jobs out of the United States. And all year, both President Barack Obama and Clinton had chosen to make no similar promises of personal commitments and action. Indeed, in a June town hall meeting in Elkhart, Indiana, when a union worker asked Obama what he would do about Carrier’s plan to move jobs to Mexico, Obama responded with a professorial lecture about how such job shifts were inevitable and the key was to create new jobs in other new, green industries – “because some of those

jobs … are just not going to come back.” Obama added that when Trump says “he’s going to bring all of these jobs back, well, how exactly are you going to do that? … There’s no answer to it. … What magic wand do you have?” THIS WEEK, AS AN activist president-elect, Trump has already delivered by securing at least half of the jobs Carrier planned to scrap in Indiana. Frightened and fedup blue-collar workers who helped Trump shatter the long-Democratic Blue Wall states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, now have reason to hope he can deliver, at least partially, for them, too. Earlier in 2016, a video went viral showing a Carrier employee’s shock and fury at being told they were losing their jobs. We saw a woman identified as Jennifer Shanklin-Hawkins watching Trump on the news as he vowed to personally help Carrier’s workers. “I loved it,” she said. “I was so happy Trump noticed us.” Trump noticed America’s frustrated working class all year – and this week he delivered a response his soon-to-be predecessor insisted could come only from a magic wand.


Public invited to Pearl Harbor service Sunday BOB BARTEL Sterling

This year is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, starting our involvement in World War II. At 11 a.m. Sunday, the Sterling American Legion Post 296 will conduct its annual Pearl Harbor Attack Memorial Service in the parking lot at the corner of East Sixth Street and Locust Street in Sterling. There will be a speaker, Dave Granlund, GateHouse News Service folding of a flag that has flown over the White and the playing of taps. date of the attack, Dec. 7. Thank you to the House and the Arizona This annual memoThe public is invit- ones who take a little time Memorial in Pearl Har- rial service is held on the ed and encouraged to to remember those who bor, Hawaii, a rifle salute, Sunday before the actual attend this service. died at Pearl Harbor.


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The kitchen is a busy place at Santa’s house in the Family Museum in Bettendorf. This cookie designer is busy decorating a gingerbread man – er, make that a bear.

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Guests to an Iowa museum can help give a gift to people in need when they donate their way into an exhibit that highlights the sights and sounds of the holiday personal hygiene items. Now if that’s not enough to hold your interest, then take a gander at the 300-square-foot train set that’ll be on the ind, rain, or drifts won’t interfere move, and the great hall decked with stars, with the Family Museum’s Wintertrees, animal displays and lights. Fest planned for Sunday. And who couldn’t resist looking at the The event features dancing, holiday musilast set of animated figurines from the cal performances and even a visit from Davenport, Iowa, Petersen Harden Von Santa Claus. Maur store? The scene is of Santa’s house, The action starts at noon when Santa comes to town and settles down until 5 p.m. and features a living room complete with a Christmas tree and fireplace, at the museum. He will take a workshop with industrione break. If you go ... ous elves making toy trains, The rest of the schedule for What: WinterFest at a kitchen, and elves who are the day is: The Family Museum supposed to be doing the • Caroling from noon to Where: 2900 Learning chore of gathering wood, but 12:30 p.m. by the Bettendorf Campus Drive, Bettenare instead having snowball High School Chamber Orchesdorf, Iowa fights in the woods. tra and a performance at 12:30 When: Noon to 5 p.m. According to a news in the great hall Sunday release, the display was built • Dance performances at Cost: Donation for a in 1966 in Chicago and was 1:30 and 2:45 p.m. by the Famlocal food pantry, money, donated to the museum in ily Museum Dance Company nonperishable food, per1990 after the store was sold. • Wood-carved ornaments for sonal hygiene items, etc. Those who miss the fest, sale from noon to 5 p.m. Information: can still view the regular • Model magic and scratch art displays on other days. The from noon to 5 p.m. or 563-344-4106 museum is open from 9 a.m. • Ice demonstrations at 1, 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through and 4 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Buddy the Elf from noon to Friday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. 5 p.m. at the ThinkShop. Sunday. Admission is $7 for those 2 to 59, • The Rock Island High School Chamber $4 for those 60 and older and 1-year-olds, Orchestra String Quartet will let music ring as well as $4 for active military personnel, from 3 to 4 p.m. spouses and children in their household. • Families can get a free photo with Santa Just warm up the car and drive to BetAll that’s needed to get into the WinterFest is a donation of some kind for the local food tendorf for some Christmas magic as time marches toward winter. pantry – money, nonperishable food,


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Heading into the depot, the Christmas train makes its rounds at the Family Museum. Photos submitted by the museum.


Diamond fans will get to see him Monkee around on his latest tour NEW YORK (AP) – Neil Diamond took “Song Sung Blue� to the top of the charts, and now he promises to leave “no song unsung� when he takes the stage next year for a world tour. The 75-year-old singersongwriter promises to play the highlights of his disNeil cography on Diamond his upcoming “50 Year Anniversary World Tour� – including songs he wrote for the 1960s TV rock band The Monkees. “Especially stuff from The Monkees,� Diamond told The Associated Press

before taking the stage at the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday night. Diamond wrote several songs for the band, including “I’m a Believer,� which has sold more than 10 million copies. The first leg of the tour kicks off in Fresno, California, on April 7, and goes through August, including a stop in New York in June. Other stops include Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles. “We play all over the United States, North America, and then we will find other places to go,� he said. The Grammy winner’s hits also include “Cracklin’ Rosie,� “Sweet


Caroline� and “Love on the Rocks.� He has sold more than 125 million albums and has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Diamond said he feels energized when he performs for his fans. “People have been loyal and listening to you for years, so you just want to give them everything. Let it all wash over them, and make sure everybody has a great time.� Diamond promises to pull out all the stops on his tour. “They can expect me to give everything I possibly can. I will leave no stone unturned, and no song unsung.�




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​LOS ANGELES (AP) – Selena Gomez rules Instagram. The photo-sharing site released its year-end data Thursday showing the 24-year-old pop star has the most followers of any celebrity (103 million) and was responsible for nearly all of the most-liked celebrity posts in 2016. Gomez beat out bestie Taylor Swift (93.6 million

followers), Beyonce (88.9 million followers) and Kylie and Kendall Jenner (79.5 million and 68.9 million followers, respectively) to top the site’s list of most popular celebs. The only men among the top 10 were soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo (82.3 million followers) and Dwayne Johnson (71 million followers). Gomez also had eight of

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Man drains family savings to fund law firm Dear Abby, My husband of 23 years, “Gerald,” quit his job to start his own law firm. He told me about it only after he had quit. I have tried to be supportive, but 7 months down the line, he has spent all our “rainy-day” cash and earned only one paycheck. We have two teenagers, one who will be going to college in a year. I took a high-paying job a year ago to help pay down our mortgage and fund our son’s college expenses. Gerald claimed the bonus money he received when he quit his old job belonged to him to fund the new venture. He’s now saying that 7 months is too little time to make any huge decisions, but we are now

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going to start liquidating our 401(k)s. This is where I draw the line. He needs to get a job. I have worked every year of our marriage and never quit. I feel like I’m living with a selfish stranger who calls me a “money-hungry stereotypical female” when I ask when he’ll get paid. Is it time for

Dear Stuck, Your husband should have discussed his career change with you before he quit the law firm. Do not allow him to push you into taking money from your 401(k). Because your husband hasn’t yet reached retirement age, when he liquidates his, there will be a penalty for early withdrawal. Consult an attorney – other than your husband – about what your next steps should be to protect yourself and your children because your spouse does not appear

to be making rational decisions. Dear Abby, I am writing in response to the letter from “Loving Granddaughter” on July 2, who was asking for ways to prepare for the eventual passing of her grandparents, with whom she is very close. A way to help her cope with her premature grief would be to take time to sit down with her grandparents and video a personal interview with them. This “Interview With a Loved One” provides an opportunity to capture her favorite stories and memories as told by her grandparents in their own words. She might even hear some

surprising new stories as well! We started doing this with my grandfather when he was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, before he started losing his memory. After he finally succumbed, going back to his interviews was a great way for our family to remember him in the way that he would have wanted to be remembered. – Jessica in Missouri Dear Jessica, That’s a wonderful suggestion, one that I know will be appreciated by many of my readers. Thank you!

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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 VFW, 217 First Ave. Bingo, 7 p.m. Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave.

Saturday, Dec. 3 Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Twin City Market, indoors, 106 Avenue A, Sterling, 815-6268610. Dixon Winter Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., lower level, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., 815244-4451. Sauk Computer User Group Christmas potluck, noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls VFW, 217 First Ave.

COMMUNITY EVENTS 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, 815-288-9236. Coffee, 8 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815734-6335. 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, 815-622-9230. 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, 815-622-9230. 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.,

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES 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, 563-321-8577. 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, Erie. 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,


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CHICAGO – “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” one of the longest running shows in Chicago history and a fixture at the Neo-Futurarium in the city’s Andersonville neighborhood, is set to close Dec. 31. The comedic, sketch-style production, which has played since 1988, reached thousands of audience members, and is known for featuring 30 plays in 60 minutes, appears to be the victim of a dispute between Greg Allen, who

Sunday, Dec. 4 Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., closed; noon open; 1 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, barn, Horizon View Farm, 2422 N. River Road, Oregon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, 10 a.m.-

noon, open, Big Book, back door, 1503 First Ave., Suite D, Rock Falls. Latin American Social Club meeting, 3 p.m., 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-6258290. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., closed, Church of St. Anne, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Spanish, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 236 Kelly Drive, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous,

7 p.m., open, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, 304 Seventh Ave. W, Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed (4), Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St.


No more encores: Chicago show ending a 28-year run Creator looking for a new home

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created the piece, and The Neo-Futurists, his longtime collaborators, former artistic home, and, for many years, his licensee. In a statement sent Wednesday to the Tribune, Allen said he planned to proceed independently producing “Too Much Light” with a new diverse company that “embraces a specifically socially activist mission.” Allen cited a desire to “combat the new Trump administration.” He also said his new company would be composed entirely of performers who represented “disenfranchised voices.” He did not specify when

or where the show would reopen. For its part, in a separate statement, the NeoFuturists said they were “surprised” by the news that Allen was pulling the show and proceeding independently, and the statement cited numerous “artistic differences” and “irreconcilable personality conflicts” with the founder over the years. The company, who long has relied on the income from the show staged on the corner of Ashland and Foster avenues, also said it planned to open a new late-night production of its own devising in 2017.

Mariah Carey will ring in the New Year live NEW YORK (AP) – Mariah Carey is set to ring in 2017 with a live performance in Times Square as the headliner for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” on ABC. The show’s producers say Carey will take the midtown Manhattan stage moments before the ball drops to mark the new year. Carey also performed at the annual celebration in 2005. Also on the musical lineup: pop-rock band DNCE, country star Thomas Rhett, Gloria Estefan and the cast of her Broadway musical, “On Your Feet!” Seacrest will once again be joined by Jenny McCarthy for the five-and-a-half hour show. McCarthy will serve as a live reporter from the Times Square crowd. Fergie will host the show’s Billboard Hollywood Party from Los Angeles.

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There’s a mystery afoot at Sauk BELOW: Inspector Goring (left) played by Donal Wolber, searches for clues after getting a mysterious phone call about a murder at the home while Simon Bright (center), played by Joel Megill, and Felix Geisel, played by Tanner Dornacher, try to figure out how to hide a body during Thursday’s dress rehearsals for the “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays.� According to a play synopsis at the college’s website, the hilarious whodunit revolves around a Broadway star William Gillette, who’s admired for his leading role in the play “Sherlock Holmes.� He invites his fellow castmembers to his castle for a weekend of revelry, but when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities turn dangerous. It’s up to Gillette, in the guise of Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. Shows are 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the college’s Mathis Theatre, 173 state Route 2. Tickets, which can be reserved in advance or an hour before each show, are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors or $2 for students with an ID. Email Monique Elmendorf at svcctheatre@gmail. com for more information. Go to for more information on the play, and for a list of the cast and crew.

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ABOVE: Daria Chase (left), played by Melissa Goken, yells at Martha Gillette, played by Emily Sheaffer, on Thursday during dress rehearsal for the Sauk Valley Community College theater department’s presentation of Ken Ludwig’s murder-mystery “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays.�

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In front of the racks is a can’t-miss-it, 4-foot-tall yellow crayon kiosk that will hold four iPads loaded with about 80 game apps – all of them with educational components. Staff helped take all the books down before the installation, then reshelved them after and helped move furniture. “The staff did a marvelous job, and found some muscles we didn’t know we had,� said Jenny Slaney, who’s been the library’s director for 17 years. “It’s a lot of physical work.� Their reward, besides having a fresh and modern workplace? Testing those apps. “These are some really cool games,� said librarian Emily Shaeffer. The littlest ones can learn ABCs and 1, 2, 3s, but older kids can challenge their brains by putting all the United States in their proper place, or even reassembling a skeleton after it falls apart. Slaney hopes kids will equally use the new technology and the older, manual learning tools – otherwise known as books. “The kids will be excit-

ed about the technology, and you also hope we have some stuff here they might not have at home, so it will get them in here,� she said. Consider 9-year-old Izzy hooked – and the iPads and Wii haven’t even been installed yet. Oh, yeah, we forgot to mention the Wii that will be loaded with lots of popular games, all of them rated E for everyone. The Wii is what Izzy is most excited about, and her mom, Maggie Plog, can relate. She’s a yoga instructor who teaches dance at Woodlawn Art Academy, so she’s familiar with the connection between physical activity and learning. Her youngest, Elly, 5, was all but glued to the Lego table in the children’s section, which got Izzy’s attention, too. “I think it’s cool, and I love the Lego table,� she said. “I’m really into Legos.� Wait, Izzy. There’s more. A new train table will be brought in soon, too. “The whole place is much more modern and fresh,� Plog said. The whole overhaul is a $25,000-plus project that’s been in the works for a year or so, because of budget constraints,

Slaney said. The library board and foundation helped out, but “unfortunately, it’s mostly taxpayer dollars, but we’ll make it last,� Slaney said. “This had never been redone, in a true sense. This will be around for a long while.� The furniture was bought from Library Furniture International out of Northbrook. Those comfy booths all have power outlets nearby so kids can do homework, and parents can get some work done or charge their phones, that sort of thing. More powerful yet, one of those booths will be dubbed Anita’s Nook – most likely the one right by the entrance. It’s a tribute to Anita Elgin, who was the children’s librarian 40 years before losing her bout with breast cancer in October 2015. “It’s emotional for anybody who dealt with Anita during her 40 years of service, and had kids who were touched by her,� Slaney said. “Anita probably would have been amazed by this. The booths are what really make it something. I would never have thought of putting in a booth. She would have said, ‘Yeah, this is what the kids need.’�

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Lawmakers vote to spare 2 nuclear plants ComEd would raise rates for customers SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A multibillion-dollar subsidy for power giant Exelon Corp. to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants in Illinois operating during the next 13 years was on its way to a supportive Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday after days of rushed negotiations and hours of contentious debate by lawmakers. The Senate endorsed the measure, praised as a forward-looking, clean-energy plan and lambasted as a bailout for a massive, profitable corporation, on

a 32-18 vote just an hour after the House OK’d it 63-38. The measure provides Exelon with $235 million a year as a reward for the carbon-free energy its nuclear reactors produce – a prize Exelon argued it was just as entitled to as the “clean” energy producing wind and solar industries. Without the money – financed by an increase in electric rates – the company threatened to close nuclear plants in Clinton and the Quad Cities during the next 18 months. That would threaten reliability in a state with more nuclear power reactors – 11 – than most, proponents said.

“One of the best things we’ve got going for us is the richness and diversity of our [enerBruce gy] supply,” Rauner said Senate sponsor Chapin Rose, a Mahomet Republican. “Let’s keep the supply stable, keep it reliable, and keep prices low.” The plan would cost 3.1 million northern Illinois customers of Exelon’s power-distributing subsidiary, ComEd, an average of 25 cents more per month during the life of the plan. In central and southern Illinois, Ameren’s 1.2 million custom-

ers would pay an additional 12 cents or less monthly, the company said. Both companies said the increase could be less because of rate caps that Rauner, who has argued repeatedly in favor of saving jobs, insisted on Wednesday in return for his support, lawmakers said. After two years of debate and dozens of drafts, House sponsor Rep. Robert Rita, a Blue Island Democrat, said, “It’s as agreed-to as it’s going to get.” The plan is embraced by environmentalists because it requires hundreds of millions of dollars in energy efficiency infrastructure and programs,

and hundreds of millions more in assistance for low-income power users. Critics claim it’s a ratepayer goody tossed to a company that made $2 billion last year. They say Illinois produces so much energy it exports 41 percent of it. In Ohio, Exelon is opposed to proposed subsidies for a generator’s nuclear and coal plants, said Wheaton Republican Rep. Jeanne Ives. “Wind and solar have been subsidized for decades, so Exelon should be arguing like they have in Ohio for no state subsidies and let the market determine,” Ives said. “Instead they’ve gotten in bed with renewables,

which we know cannot fuel a modern economy.” Rep. Michael Smiddy, a Hillsdale Democrat whose district includes the Quad Cities Exelon generator in Cordova, pleaded for approval to spare the community economic devastation. But Mokena Republican Margo McDermed warned that lawmakers were being frightened by “the bogey man of rate hikes.” “Competition in the Illinois energy field is very strong and we’ve benefited from low rates,” McDermed said. “Why don’t we think we’re going to have the same in the future? Why are we in the business of picking winners and losers?”


Chicago schools: Cuts possible due to pension aid veto SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois Democrats failed Thursday to override the Republican governor’s veto of $215 million to help the financially struggling Chicago Public Schools with pension payments as negotiations on an overdue state budget broke down again. Using its Democratic supermajority, the Senate quickly voted to overturn Gov. Bruce Rauner’s move, but the House adjourned for the year Thursday evening without bringing the override question for a vote. Although the House has 15 days to try again, it’s unclear whether there is enough support in the chamber. Losing the money would be a huge blow to the finances at CPS, which crafted the current year’s budget expecting the funds. Without

state support, officials at the nation’s third-largest school district have warned of budget cuts and in the past they’ve said that could include layoffs. The veto was the latest budgetary battle between Democratic legislative leaders and the former venture capitalist, who has tried since taking office to change Illinois’ political system by weakening unions and making the state friendlier to businesses. Rauner wants Democrats to help him enact part of his agenda, but neither side has budged and that has left Illinois without a budget for 18 months – the longest any state has gone since at least World War II. The gridlock has crippled social service programs and left higher education institutions facing


Illinois Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, walks down the center aisle of the House chambers during veto session at the Illinois State Capitol on Thursday. financial uncertainty due to less state support than they’ve received in the past. The parties had agreed to the Chicago Public Schools funding in June as part of a 6-month spending plan to get the state through the end of

the year. But the money promised came with the condition that lawmakers would work on a separate plan to overhaul a statewide pension system that’s more than $100 billion. Democratic Senate President John Cullerton

denied Thursday there had been such a deal. Immediately afterward, Rauner vetoed the funding. “Breaking our agreement undermines our effort to end the budget impasse and enact reforms with bipartisan support,” Rauner said in his veto message to lawmakers. Chicago Public Schools has a “junk” status from credit agencies and narrowly averted a teachers strike in October. Leaders of the 400,000-student district built the $5.4 billion budget expecting the $215 million to pay the employer’s contribution to teachers’ pensions. The payment is due in June. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel accused Rauner of “lashing out,” calling the veto “reckless and irresponsible.” CPS is the only Illinois

school district where local taxpayers, rather than the state, pay the employer’s contribution and Democrats have argued that’s unfair. Rauner has been meeting with Republican and Democrat leaders in his office this week to negotiate a budget, but they have made no progress. Rauner said he’s willing to consider another short-term budget agreement, but only if Democrats consider term limits and put a permanent freeze on property taxes. Democrats have said Rauner should drop his demands and focus on a budget without pre-conditions. “The taxpayers of Illinois do not want just another bailout,” he said in the veto message. “Let’s get back to work to end the budget impasse and put Illinois on the right track

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ADVENTIST SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 501 W 2nd St, Rock Falls, IL 61071. APOSTOLIC APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY, 2609 Pine St., Rock Falls. Spanish Spoken, Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday Worship Service Noon. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.. Pastor: Martin Garcia 590-7897. ASAMBLEA APOSTOLICA, 2609 Pine St., Rock Falls. Se habla español. Escuela Dominical 10 a.m., Servico de Alabanza y Adoraciòn Domingo 12 p.m., Miércoles Estudio Bìblico 6 p.m. Pastor: Martin Garcia 590-7897. ASSEMBLIES OF GOD BETHESEDA TEMPLE, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071. Phone 535-0423. Pastor Lucio Esquivel. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Childrens Church. All services in Spanish & English. ROCK RIVER CHRISTIAN  CENTER, 1800 Prophetstown Road, Rock Falls. Phone 815-625-4371. Rev. Brian Vickers, Pastor, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 6 p.m. Evening Worship; Wednesday, 10 a.m. bible study, 6:30 p.m. children’s programs: Rainbows, Missionetts, and Royal Rangers, 7 p.m. Crossroads Youth Ministry. NEW LIFE IN CHRIST, 1101 1st Ave., Sterling, Pastor William Cherry, Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday nite 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer/Bible Study & Youth Group. Nursery provided for all services. Church office 626-8778. BAPTIST BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH, 1119 10th Ave., Rock Falls, Pastor Roger Carlson, Parsonage and office phone 625-7179, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday Dynamite Kids Club 6:00 p.m. Nursery provided for all services. Transportation Available. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. COMO BAPTIST CHURCH, 25059 Como Road. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention. Phone 625-8492. COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 35021 Illinois Route 40, Milledgeville, Pastor J. Kregg Farmer, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Afternoon Service 1:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening Prayer and Bible Study 7:00 p.m., Children’s classes during Sunday School, Morning Worship and Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study. Nursery provided for all services. Church phone 225-7150. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. MISSION BAUTISTA HISPANA (Como Baptist Church), Sun. 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Wed., Prayer Service 6:30 p.m., all services in Spanish, Meet in the lower level of Como Baptist. EMMANUEL BAPTIST, 1904 18th Ave., Sterling. Pastor Aaron Jackson Sunday Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m., nursery provided. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6 p.m.; Affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention. Phone 625-0351. FAITH BAPTIST, Pastor Bryan Bice, 2005 Freeport Road. Sunday: Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Service 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday: Youth Club 6:30 p.m., Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.. Nursery provided for all services. Church phone 625-7690. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1705 6th Ave., Sterling, Rev. Jack Smith. Morning worship 10:10 a.m.; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Crib room and nursery provided. Call for info: Church office phone 625-1288; Air conditioning, easy access for handicapped. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 406 Maple Ave., Morrison, IL. Pastor Dick Adams 815-772-2696 home 815772-3181; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service; Wednesday nights 7:00 p.m. Bible Study. EAGLE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH, 1026 Third Avenue, Fulton. 589-3443 (church). Michael McCloud, Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Service, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; Nursery provided for all services. General Association of Regular Baptist Churches affiliated church. NEW HOPE BAPTIST, 902 W. 12th St., Rock Falls. Jon Sedwick, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Phone: 625-6696. Celebrate Recovery Mon nights at 6pm 815-590-3389. Affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention. MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH, 1313 Woodburn Ave., Sterling, 625-6473. Johnny Cooper, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Prayer Service & Bible Study Wed., 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; Youth Fellowship Hour Mon. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH, 2103 Walter Street, Rock Falls (Yeowardville). Sunday School (for all ages) 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:40 a.m. (nursery provided) Sunday evening worship service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting 7:00 p.m. Phone 625-8978. Affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention. PRIMIRA IGLESIA BAUTISTIC GETHSEMANE HISPANA 1014 W. 7th St., Sterling. Sunday School 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m.; Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Servicio de Orasion y Estudio at 6:30. TAMPICO BAPTIST CHURCH, Tampico, Sunday School (for all ages), 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study and Prayer, 6:30 p.m. HARVEST TIME BIBLE CHURCH, 1802 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls. Phone 626-1234. Pastor Jason Borton. Children’s Pastor Myles Kukowski, Baptist Doctrine, Aaron Meeks, Minister of Music. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Services, 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.; High School Youth, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Services, 6:45 p.m.; Awa-

nas 6:30 p.m. Jr. High Youth 6:30 p.m. Nursery always provided. LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH 2002 9th Ave., Rock Falls, IL 61071 Phone 815-579-1209 Pastor Tommy McMurtry. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m. t o m m y m c m u r t r y. l i b e r t y b c @ g m a i l . c o m TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 403 6th Ave. North, Lyndon, Illinois. Pastor Alan Jahn. Ph.#(563)242-0307 Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m., Youth Program 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. BRETHREN MILLEDGEVILLE BRETHREN CHURCH, 521 N. Main Ave., Milledgeville. Pastor Jim Black. Fellowship 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth Activities & Evening services announced. 815-225-7814. UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST, 210 East Grove Street, Coleta, IL. Wilmer (Bill) Houch, Pastor. Sunday Worship Celebration 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 11:00 a.m. For more information, call 815-441-3774. BRETHREN IN CHRIST The Bridge @ Beans, 121 E. 3rd St., Sterling. 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastors, Rita Wolf and Bruce Johnson. Phone 815-441-0779 CATHOLIC SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, 2224 Ave., J, Sterling. Masses; Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 and 10 a.m.; Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday 4:30-5 p.m. Rev. Bruce Ludeke, Pastor ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC, 708 10th Ave Rock Falls, Rev. Richard M Russo, Pastor 815-625-4508 Weekend MASSES: Sat 5:00 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m.; Weekday M-SA 8:00 a.m. (Adoration Chapel) Note: During School Fri MASS 8:15 a.m. in church Confessions: Sat 4-4:45 or by appt. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC, corner of Ave. B and W. 6th St., Sterling. Saturday, 5 p.m.; (Masses of Anticipation); Sunday Masses, 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. in Spanish. Rev. James Keenan, Pastor; Fr. Adalberto Sanchaz Parochial Vicar. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC, 105 Benton Street, Tampico, Fr. Richard Russo, Pastor. Sunday Mass, 9:00 a.m., weekday mass Thursdays 9:30 a.m.., Holy Day call for schedule 815-438-5425. CHRISTIAN-CHURCH OF CHRIST YORKTOWN CHURCH OF CHRIST, rural Tampico. Sunday service - 9 a.m. worship. For more information call Joseph Rosenski at (815)537-5371. Everyone is welcome! TAMPICO CHURCH OF CHRIST, 201 S. Fermont St., Tampico. Sunday school 9:00 a.m.; Sun Worship Service, 10:00 a.m.; Phone 815-438-6805. MORRISON CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 201 S. Genesee St., Morrison, IL 61270. Phone (815) 772-4928 Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday; Sunday School 10:30; Call for Ladies Bible Study COMMUNITY COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Corner of Reno Rd. and Candlelight Dr., Worship 9:30 a.m. Pastor Kimberly Crump, Phone 815-625-6144. WALNUT COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH, 125 Jackson, Walnut. Eldon Cook, Pastor, Nathan Richey, Associate Pastor; 9:00 a.m. Sunday Church Service; 10:30 a.m. Breakout Bible sessions. Phone 815-379-2645. CONGREGATIONAL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 905 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls.; Pastor Al Campbell; Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.; Holy Communion first Sunday of the month. No steps or stairs for handicapped for worship. Church phone: 625-3314. THE BIG RED CHURCH First Congregational 311 Second Ave., Sterling. Pastor Jeff Coester; Church School, 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Coffee Fellowship to follow worship service. Tuesday nights Prayer Warriors 6:00 p.m.; Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Church Office phone, 625-5112. The church is accessible to people with disabilities. DISCIPLES OF CHRIST FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 506 5th Ave., Rock Falls. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Phone 815-626-2271. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3400 N. 6th Ave., Sterling, Reverend Tanya Tyler, Interum Pastor. Sunday School, all ages 9 a.m.; Worship service 10:15 a.m.; Families Welcome. Nursery provided. Handicapped accessible. Phone 625-6851. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, New Bedford, Pastor Brian L. Moore. Sunday: 9 a.m., Sunday School; 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 10:30. Christian Children Fellowship Group on first Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., Youth Group on third Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Adult Fellowship Group on first Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, and CWF on fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 445-4663 Pastor 626-2668 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF WALNUT, 109 Red Oak Road, Walnut, IL. Pastor Brian L. Moore. Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages 10:45 a.m. Children/Youth Sunday Club will resume on September 14th 10:15 a.m., Youth Group Meeting 6:00 p.m.; Adult Sunday Bible Class 8:00 a.m., Wednesdays Adult Bible Study 8:00 p.m. Church office phone 815-3792093. Church Kitchen phone 3792083. Email: walnutfirstchristain@ Also on Facebook (FirstChristianChurchWalnutIl) EPISCOPAL GRACE EPISCOPAL, 707 1st Ave., Sterling, 815-625-0442. Reverend Peg Williams, Rector. 9:00a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist. Wednesdays spoken Holy Eucharist Noon, Bible study and soup supper at 5:30. Every Third Friday at 5:30 Younger adults gathering. Pastoral care, confession and reconciliation by appt. CHURCH OF SAINT ANNE (Episcopal), 401 North Cherry Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270 (815) 772-2818. The Father Andrew Bro, Supply Priest. Schedule of Masses and Services: Sunday

9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, low mass with hymns, 10:00 a.m. coffee and fellowship. EVANGELICAL ERIE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 1409 16th Avenue, Erie, Illinois 61250. 309-659-7125. Pastor Ron Eckberg. Sunday: Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Celebration Service, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Awana (K-6) 6:30 p.m. (Church Location); Junior High (7-8) 6:30 p.m. ; (Erie Middle School); Senior High (9-12) 7:30 p.m. (Erie Middle School). FOURSQUARE FOURSQUARE CHURCH, 1501 11th Ave., Rock Falls, Floyd Osborn, pastor. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m. Crusaders, 6 p.m. Evening Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday Mid-Week Service, 7:30 p.m. nursery facilities available. Phone: 625-5040. JEWISH TEMPLE SHOLOM, 510 E. 10th St., Sterling. Call for time and date of services. Temple phone:625-2599. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTER DAY SAINTS THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 2709 16th Ave., Sterling. William Stocks, Bishop; Sacrament Meeting 9:3010:40 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:4511:25 a.m.; Priesthood, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.; Relief society and Young Women, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. LUTHERAN FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF JORDAN (ELCA) Sterling, 6 miles north on Rt. 40. Pastor Jamie Gallagher. Phone 225-7410. Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Church 625-5407. The church building is air conditioned, and handicap accessible. FIRST LUTHERAN (ELCA), 300 West Third Street, Prophetstown, Rev. Katrina (Katie) Gallagher. Worship, 9:00 a.m. Education hour, 10:15 a.m. September through May. Our building is handicap accessible. Phone 537-2758. OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN (LCMS), 21496 Hazel Rd., Sterling, Rev. Donald Matthiessen, Pastor. Worship, 9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Morrison phone: 772-4345. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, (LCMS) Dixon Ave., at Martin Road, Rock Falls, Rev. Daniel Behmlander, pastor. Worship Service, 9:00 a.m. Handicap accessible. Air Conditioned. Sunday School and Bible Class 10:15 a.m. Church office: 625-3376. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (ELCA), corner of 8th Ave. and W. 5th, Rock Falls. Vicki Sauter, Pastor; Worship: Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Sept. thru May; Thursday evenings 6:30. Elevator and facilities for disabled persons. Air Conditioned. Church office: 625-3575. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN (ELCA), 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Interum: Jeff Chubb Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School immediately following worship. Alternative Worship Wed. 6:15 p.m. Facilities air conditioned and equipped for the handicapped, including elevator. Church Office phone: 625-2634, between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH, LeFevre Rd. and (LCMS) Ave. F, Sterling. Phone: 6252284. Pastor Kirk Neugebauer, DCE: Steven Whitney, Sunday Worship Services at 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School and Bible classes at 10:15 a.m.; 9 a.m. broadcast live on WLLT, 107.7 FM on Sunday. Handicap accessible w/use of elevator. Air Conditioned.

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& Stover Ave., Milledgeville. Pastor Jamie Gallagher. September-May 9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum; All year 10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship; Handicap accessible; Air conditioned. Phone: 225-7410. NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMC Congregation), 702 W. Lynn Blvd. Sterling, IL. Air conditioned. Pastor Bill Sullivan, Sunday Traditional Service 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Service 10:45 a.m. Church Office Phone 499-6552. nursery provided Sat. night service 6:00pm. www.nllutheran. com Handicapped Accessible. MENNONITE COMMUNITY MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP, meeting site at Sterling YWCA, 412 First Ave., Sterling, IL. Pastor Dan Rusmisel. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m followed by Study Time 11:15 a.m. Phone: 815-2383421; Email: d_rusmiselle@yahoo. com. For more information see website: SCIENCE RIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH, 1702 East 37th St., Sterling. Arnold Owens, Pastor. Sunday morning Church Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday School 10:55 a.m. Phone 626-0538. METHODIST EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST, 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling, IL 61081. Jim Miller, Pastor. Fellowship 8:30; Sunday School 8:50; Worship 10:00. Handicap accessible and air conditioned. Phone: 815-626-0104. Web address: FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 501 Broadway Ave., Sterling; Rev. Brad Wilson, pastor. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Elevator available. Air conditioning. Handicap accessible. Telephones: Church 815-625-0244 (fax-815564-0302); Annex, 815-626-1734; Loaves & Fishes breakfast, Mon.Fri., 9-11 a.m., FISH Pantry, Mon.Fri., 9-11 a.m., 815-626-1734. Email: ROCK FALLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 210 4th Avenue, Rock Falls, 815-625-0114, Rev. Solomon Sudhakar.  Sunday Morning Worship at 9:00 AM; Adult & Children’s Sunday School at 10:00 AM.    Wednesday Evening Worship at 5:30 PM; Home of Bear Necessities Personal Care Pantry – 3rd Saturday of the month. Handicap Accessible & Air Conditioned; nursery available. Like us on Facebook. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 321 N. Holcomb Ave., Milledgeville, 225-7511. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Andrew Pittman. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST, 2nd Ave., and E. 10th St., Sterling, Pastor Brad Wilson. Sunday morning worship and Camp Sonshine for children in 5th grade and under at 9:00a.m. Fellowship with coffee and snacks at 10:20a.m. Nursery provided during 9:00a.m. worship. Phone 1-815626-7777. Trinity Food Pantry: call ‘Good Neighbors’ for voucher at 1-815-625-5111. WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2200 16th Ave., Sterling, Rev. Wesley Dickson Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Worship 8 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Fully handicapped accessible and air-conditioned. Nursery provided. Contact Church Office for questions 815-625-1968 TAMPICO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, (Two blocks west of Casey’s) Welcomes Pastor Leanne Keate. Church phone 815-438-6105; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (starting again in Sep); Sunday Church Service 10:30 a.m., Fellowship to follow. Need a ride? Call Terry 815-535-3665.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN (ELCA), 1701 16th Ave., Sterling; Brandon Nelson, Pastor. Gerad VonHolten, Youth Director. Sunday Morning: Worship Time 9:00 a.m. & 11:11 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship following worship. Nursery provided; handicap accessible; air conditioned. Phone 625-3069.

COLETA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 112 North Main St., Hyewon “Sophia” Hyon, Pastor. Worship Hour: 9:00 a.m.; Fellowship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday School for All ages 10:30 a.m. Fully handicapped acessible and air conditioned. (Rides available, call 336-2226) NAZARENE FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 13th Ave., and 5th St., Sterling. Interim Pastor: Jim Book 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 8:30 a.m Traditional Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service; handicapped accessible; Phone: 625-0864. LOST LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 90 W. Flagg Road, Dixon 815-6264732 (corner of Lowden and Flagg Road). Pastor: Bob Clardie; Sunday School 9 a.m.; Fellowship at 11 a.m.;

HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 404 E. North St., Rte. 92, Walnut, IL; Rev. David Menet, Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 A.M.; Sunday School and Adult Bible Class 10:00 A.M. Phone 815-379-2839. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 601 N. Jackson St. Morrison. Rev Mark Winkelman, Senior Pastor; Rev Mike Winkelman, Associate Pastor. Sunday Worship Services at 9:30 A.M. Sunday School & Adult Bible Studies 10:45 A.M. Various Bible Studies during the week. Handicap accessible and air conditioned. Signing for deaf is available upon request. 815-7723386. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA), Rt. 40

Sunday Weekly Service 10:00 a.m. OPEN BIBLE FIRST OPEN BIBLE CHURCH, 2105 E. Rt. 30 Rock Falls. Rev. Les Funderberg, Pastor, Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.; Super Church 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Youth Service - Beyond Belief Wed. 7:00 p.m. Phone: 625-1957 or 625-0414. UNITED PENTECOSTAL NEW LIFE TABERNACLE, Located on the Corner of E. 10th St. and Avenue D, Rock Falls. Rev. Carl B. Reese, Pastor. Pentecost Sunday, May 15th 6 p.m. Sunday School and Morning Worship 10 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m. Church/Pastors Phone: 625-2926 PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 410 2nd Ave., A Heart for God in the Heart of Sterling. Pastor Christina Berry: Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. with childcare provided; Fellowship following worship. Choir practice 11 a.m. Building accessible to the handicapped for more information call 815-625-0452 or visit our Facebook & Become A Fan of FPC. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 100 East Lincolnway, Morrison, Il. Rev. Michael Selburg. Phone 815772-3510. Sunday School/Choir Rehearsal 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Coffee Hour 11:15 a.m. Monthly Communion. FREE Community Dinner 5:00-6:30 p.m. second and last Thursday of month. REFORMED BETHEL CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1208 3rd Ave., Fulton, IL. Pastor Len Meinema. Sunday services 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday School for children and adults 9 a.m.; Youth group: Every other Sunday at 7:15 p.m.; Early Teen Ministries (ETM): Sunday at 4:30 p.m.; Prayer meeting at church every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. BETHEL REFORMED CHURCH, Pastor Gary DeKoekkoek 23rd St. and 3rd Ave., Sterling. Worship, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:50 - 11:30; Nursery provided. Call the church office for information and other organizations: 626-1816. www. SPRING VALLEY REFORMED CHURCH, 10960 Spring Valley Rd., Fulton, Il. 815-772-3554. Pastor Ralph Beidler. Worship 9:30am. Sunday School 11:00am. Outdoor Drive In Worship 6pm Mid May - Mid September. SALVATION ARMY SALVATION ARMY, 409 Ave. F, Sterling,, 815625-1622. Envoys DeShawn and Christal Johnson, Corps Pastors and Administrators. Social Services: Office Hours M/T/W/F 9am-4pm, Food Pantry T/W/F 1pm-3:30pm. Weekly Programming: Bible Study Wednesdays 5:30pm, Corps Cadets (Teen Leadership) Wednesdays 5:30pm, Praise Team Practice Wednesdays 7:00pm, Women’s Ministries Thursdays 1:00pm, Youth Group Thursdays 5-7pm, Women’s Night once a month 7pm, Parkway Service 2nd Sunday’s 2pm. Sunday Services: Sunday School 10:15am (all ages), Fellowship Time 11:00am, Worship Service 11:15am (nursery available). Community Services: Disaster Services, Worship Services, Character Building Programs, Summer Camps, Worship Arts, Vacation Bible School, Nursing Home Visits, Pastoral Counseling, Funerals. THE CHURCH OF GOD, INC. THE CHURCH OF GOD INC., La Iglesia de Dios Inc.; 119 W. Second St., Rock Falls, IL 61071 626-8419, y la Pastora Sonia Rico y congregacion te invita a sus servicios de adoracion a Dios, Martes, Miercoles, Viernes, y Sabados 7:00-9:00 p.m. Clases biblica de ninos Sabados 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Transportation disponible. 626-8419. NONDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1902 16th Ave., Sterling. Sunday Morning Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study, 7 p.m. Phone: 625-2251. AMAZING GRACE OF STERLING, 512 Second Avenue, Sterling. Rev. Loren Schlomer, pastor. Saturday evening service 6 p.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m. Midweek service Wednesday 7 p.m. Kids church during Sunday services. Phone 625-9300. FRIENDSHIP TEMPLE OF JESUS CHRIST, 902 Oak Ave., Sterling, IL 61081. Pastor: Lonnie Chattic, phone 815-499-1895. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:00 a.m. ABIDING WORD CHURCH,

an Associate of RHEMA Bible Church. Corner of 6th Avenue and Lynn Blvd., Sterling. Rev. Scott D. Porter, Sr. Pastor; Saturday Night service 6:00 p.m. Sunday Celebration service 10:00 a.m. Youth Group 7th thru 12th grade, Sunday 10 a.m. Children’s ministry during all services. Phone 626-1827. Fax 6266065. FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY, 3807 E. 23rd, Sterling, Brian Deseno, pastor. Sunday Services at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday Night services at 7:00 p.m. Home/Office phone, 622-3968. THE LIVING BREAD, 1003 Griswold, Sterling, “A Spirit-filled Bible Fellowship,” Sunday 10:00 a.m. For youth and other meetings call 626-6941. CITY OF GOD, 530 W. Rt. 30, Rock Falls, an “Evangelistic Spirit Filled Ministry”, Larry Harts, Sr., Pastor. Associate Pastor, Marchet Harts. Youth Sundays ages 12-18. Sunday Worship and Praise 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday “Bible Education Night” 6:45 p.m.; Nursery: birth to 3 yrs.; Children’s Ministry All Services 4 yrs.-11yrs. Phone 815-716-8057; FAX 716-8058 TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1407 Griswold Ave., Sterling. Frank Echebarria, pastor. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Thursday night 7:00; Saturday night 7:00 p.m. Phone 625-9377; Home phone 625-3420. RIVER VALLEY CHURCH, 415 E. 3rd Street, Sterling. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, 309 30th Avenue North, Clinton, Iowa. Sunday Services at 10:00 a.m., and children’s education at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. For more information call 319-242-4972. wwws. FIREHOUSE OF GOD MINISTRIES, 306 5th Ave., Sterling. Pastor Brian Tribley. Phone 622-9490. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Community Light Program Free Meal Mon.-Fri. 5-6 p.m. Sat. Noon-1 p.m. SHALOM ASSEMBLY OF YAHWEH, Sabbath Meetings Sat. at 1:30 p.m.; Sabbath School Sat. at 4 p.m.; (815)718-1323. Pastor H.R. Castillo. COWBOY CHURCH ON THE ROCK, at 106 Gaston St., Prairieville, Sunday worship service 10:30 a.m.; Bible Study every Tuesday at 6:00pm: Handicapped accessible - everyone welcome. Contact Pastor Charlie White 815445-5912 for more information. THE ROCK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Building Stronger Christians. 104 E. 3rd Street, Rock Falls, IL. Sunday Prayer & Praise 9-9:30 a.m.; Bible Study/Worship Service 9:45 a.m.; Life Support 6:30 p.m.; Mon. Youth Group 7-8 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.); Tues. CPR-Constantly Practicing Recovery 7-8 p.m.; Wed. Steps of Life 1011 a.m.; Bible Study 101 6-7 p.m.; Sat. Open Fellowship 6-10 p.m. CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH MORRISON, Meets Sundays at 10:00a.m. at MIT Auditorium 701 Portland Avenue, Morrison. Kidzlink (Birth-5th grade) During Sunday Service. Office location 125 W. Main St., Morrison, Phone 815-956-0090, Email morrison@ Crave Students Ministries 201 W. Market Street, Morrison (Grade 6-12) Wednesday nights doors open at 6:30p.m. CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Avenue, Polo. 815.837.5255. Meeting Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 10AM We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages and powerful video. Join us after services for coffee, snacks & fellowship. Kidzlink Children’s Ministry (nursery-5th grade) during adult services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade) Wednesday nights 7pm. Visit our website: ONEIGHTY CHURCH, 12590 Lawrence Road, Sterling. Paul Sheley, Pastor. Service, Sunday 10:00am. Children’s Ministry available during all services. Phone 815-632-3410. SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH, 498 IL RT. 2 (accross Brandywind) Sunday worship at 10am Nursery provided; 815-2887000 website: PADS SHELTER, 111 E. 29th St., Sterling (North of Lynn Blvd.East of Rt. 40 across from Wahl Clipper) October 1 - May 30, 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. 815-626-2210

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Trump’s tariff threat could cost consumers cash WASHINGTON (AP) – American consumers and businesses would pay – literally – if Presidentelect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico. Trump said during the campaign that he’d impose tariffs of 35 percent on Mexican imports and 45 percent Donald on Chinese Trump imports to protect American jobs from unfair foreign competition. Companies that import those goods would pay the tax at the border. Many of those firms would likely try to heap as much of the cost as possible on their customers. The result is that American consumers could end up paying more for foreign-made clothing, tablet computers and other electronics. A 45 percent tariff on Chinese-made goods could drive up U.S. retail prices on those goods by an average of about 10 percent, Capital Economics has calculated. Consumers would find it hard to escape the price squeeze. “There are few alternative sources for the main products the U.S. buys from China,” says Mark Williams, Capital Economics’ chief Asia economist. He notes, for example, that China supplies about 70 percent of the world’s network equipment, cellphones, laptops and tablet computers. Since Trump’s election, his team has de-emphasized the use of tariffs, describing them as a potential tool to be used

to pry concessions from America’s trading partners. Tariffs could ignite a trade war if, as expected, China and Mexico retaliated by imposing tariffs or other sanctions of their own on the United States. Analysts say Trump might rethink his tough trade talk once he fully weighs the costs – not all of which would be economic. A trade war would likely have diplomatic consequences, making it harder, for example, to enlist China’s help in trying to defuse the threat from North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. Tariffs are meant to give American-made products a price advantage by making their foreign competition more expensive. They have had a disreputable image since the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 disrupted trade during the Great Depression. Tariff disputes can take unexpected turns. In 2009, the Obama administration imposed tariffs on tires from China, charging that a surge in Chinese imports was hurting American tire makers. Beijing fired back by imposing a tax of up to 105 percent on U.S. chicken feet – a throwaway item in the United States that’s considered a delicacy in China. Gary Hufbauer and Sean Lowry of the Peterson Institute found that the tire tariffs probably saved 1,200 jobs in the tire industry. But consumers paid more than $900,000 in higher prices for every job saved. Overall, Peterson estimates that Trump’s policy could trigger a trade war that would throw the United States into recession and wipe out 4 million jobs.

The following stock quotations, as of 5 p.m., are provided as a community service by Chad Weigle of Edward Jones, Dixon and Raymond James and Associates, Sterling. Abbott............................... 37.60 Alcoa................................. 28.88 Alphabet Inc................... 764.33 AltriaCorp......................... 62.89 743.65 American Express............ 72.53 Apple............................... 109.47 Archer-Daniels................. 44.31 Arris-Group...................... 27.91 AT&T................................. 38.88 Autonation....................... 46.34 Bank of America.............. 21.50 Boeing............................. 152.39 BorgWarner...................... 36.83

BP...................................... 35.39 Casey’s............................ 120.83 Caterpillar........................ 96.24 CenturyLink..................... 23.74 Chevron.......................... 113.29 Cisco................................. 29.45 Citigroup.......................... 57.27 CocaCola.......................... 40.17 ConAgra............................ 36.47 Dean................................. 19.15 Deere & Co..................... 102.70 Disney............................... 98.94 Donaldson........................ 44.95 DuPont............................. 73.62 Exelon............................... 32.17 Exxon................................ 87.24 FifthThird......................... 26.43 Ford.................................. 12.43 GE..................................... 31.39 HawaiianElectric............. 30.72 Hewlett Packard.............. 15.06

HomeDepot................... 129.47 Intel Corp......................... 33.76 Intl Bus Mach................. 159.82 IntlPaper........................... 49.73 JCPenney............................ 9.53 JohnsonControls............. 45.73 Johnson&Johnson......... 111.38 JPMorgan Chase.............. 81.79 Kraft-Heinz...................... 80.49 Kroger............................... 33.36 Leggett&Platt................... 47.69 Manpower........................ 85.58 McDonald’s.................... 118.47 Merck&Co........................ 60.76 Microsoft.......................... 59.20 MidlandStates.................. 32.99 3M................................... 172.63 Monsanto....................... 103.50 Newell............................... 45.44 Nike................................... 50.65 Parker-Han..................... 143.47

Pfizer................................. 31.46 Pepsico............................. 99.03 Proctor&Gamble.............. 81.86 RaymondJames................ 73.64 Republic........................... 55.47 Sears Hldg........................ 13.20 SensientTech................... 77.46 Sprint.................................. 7.94 Staples................................ 9.67 TheTravelers.................. 115.41 UnitedContinental.......... 68.47 UnitedTech.................... 107.48 USBancorp....................... 50.39 USSteel............................. 32.03 Verizon............................. 49.87 Walgreen.......................... 84.22 WalMartMexico............... 18.05 WalMartStores................. 70.67 WasteMgt......................... 69.29 Wendy’s............................ 12.56

Commodities The following quotations are provided as a community service by Sterling Futures: Corn: Dec. 3.31 3 ⁄ 4 ; March 3.42 ½; May 3.50 Soybeans: Jan. 10.29 3⁄4; March 10.39; May 10.45 ½

Soybean oil: Dec. 37.64; March 38.12 Soybean meal: Dec. 310.90; March 315.60 Wheat: Dec. 3.71; March 3.95 ½ Oats: Dec. 2.00 ¼; March 2.15 ¼

Live cattle: Dec. 110.57; Feb. 111.37; Apr. 111.22 Feeder cattle: Jan 127.77 Mar 124.25 Lean hogs; Dec. 50.22; Feb. 54.07; April 60.45 Sugar: March 19.36 Cotton: Dec. 71.80

T-Bonds: Dec. 150 25/32 Silver: Dec. 16.48 Gold: Dec. 1171.50 Copper: Dec. 2.6245 Crude: Jan. 50.80 Dollar Index: Dec. 101.10 Ethanol: Mar 1.532





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Sidelined for season Bears QB Jay Cutler will have surgery Saturday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his season – and perhaps his tenure in Chicago. Speculation is he will be traded or cut after the season, due to his low salary-cap hit.

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Defense sparks rallies to lift Newman past Princeton BY ERIC INGLES 815-625-3600, ext. 5555 @Eric_Ingles

STERLING – There were runs to put Newman briefly in the lead on Thursday, then there was the run in the fourth quarter to put the Comets in front for good in a 51-44 win over Princeton. Newman (2-4, 2-0 TRAC East) sparked those runs with defense, forcing 27 Princeton turnovers in the game with 14 steals. “We saw the ball and we saw who they were going to and who their shooters were,” said Kelsey Simpson, who led the Comets with four steals, all in the fourth quarter. “I think we kept shifting and getting to the person we needed to get to really well.” Down by one heading into the final quarter, Madison Craft rebounded a Mady Ferris miss and got the putback to put Newman up 36-35. A Courtney Oeder free throw and a Remi Rawlings putback put the Tigers back in front, but Newman went Michael Krabbenhoeft/ on another run. After a Mary Jensen basket Newman’s Mady Ferris (center) drives through a gap between Princeton defenders Michaela Mall along the baseline, Simpson got (left) and Anna Murray during the first quarter Thursday night in Sterling. The Comets won 51-44. a steal and a layup to put Newman ahead with 3:25 left. She Star of the game: Kelsey Simpson, Newman, 16 points, 4 fourth-quarter steals capped off the 7-0 run with a Key performers: Madison Craft, Newman, 10 points; Mary Jensen, Newman, 11 rebounds; Courtney 3-pointer on the next trip down Oeder, Princeton, 16 points; Anna Murray, Princeton, 16 points the floor. Up next: Newman at Amboy, 7:30 p.m. Saturday RUNNING continued on B24


Turkey still on menu at Plum Hollow Dixon, Sterling rack up the strikes in first dual of season BY CODY CUTTER 815-625-3600, ext. 5552 @CodyCutter35

DIXON – Only 1 week removed from Thanksgiving, the Dixon Duchesses still have turkeys on their mind. During their nonconference dual with Sterling at Plum Hollow Lanes on Thursday, the Duchesses continued an interesting concept which involves a felt turkey head and a red & green headband. For every turkey – the term for three straight strikes – rolled by the Duchesses in their 3,1012,675 win over the Golden Warriors, head coach Larry LaCoursiere dons a light-felt hat resembling a raw turkey. The bowler that rolls a turkey gets to wear the headband, which depicts a cooked turkey on a platter. Dixon rolled seven turkeys, but the ones coming in the third game were enough to make LaCoursiere forget that it was time to put on his hat. “It’s something to keep the levity up and have a little fun,” LaCoursiere said. “I don’t have a problem with it, I’ll stick it on and have a little fun with it. It

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Star of the match: Melissa Bates, Dixon, 586 series, hambone, turkey Key performers: Kyleigh Glazier, Sterling, 256 game, hambone, eight-bagger; Alyssa Bonnette, Dixon, 545 series, 2 turkeys; Katlyn Bay, Dixon, 209 game, hambone; Hannah Stout, Sterling, 498 series, turkey Up next: Sterling at Kewanee Invite, 9 a.m. Saturday; Dixon at Oregon Invite (at Plum Hollow), 9:30 a.m. Saturday gives them something to laugh about. It keeps the mood light and keeps them energized.” The Duchesses (1-0) started the tradition just before last year’s state meet, and junior Melissa Bates can see it being something to help the team do well on the alley. “We all enjoyed it, so we continued with it,” Bates said. “It kind of makes us work harder, because we all want to wear the Alex T. Paschal/ hat. It helps our confidence so Sterling senior Hannah Stout walks back to her team following a that we can string together more shot during Thursday’s dual meet against Dixon at Plum Hollow. strikes.” The Golden Warriors lost to the Duchesses 3,101-2,675 in the first TURKEY continued on B34 dual meet of the season for both squads. NFL


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roviding everything but dental X-rays, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, D.D.S., announced at the team shootaround Wednesday at the Advocate Center that Dwyane Wade suffered a fractured root in a tooth and had it removed. That’s one way to take the bite out of the Bulls lineup. Everybody cringed. But nobody snickered when Hoiberg said Wade’s status for the Lakers game was in doubt. Nobody questioned Wade’s alibi, toughness or commitment. Nobody supplied a punch line at Wade’s expense, not even the cheap joke that soon the NBA graybeard might have to be fitted for dentures. Then he showed his toughness by playing 30 minutes and finishing with 17 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in a 96-90 loss. Nobody in Chicago doubts Wade, who is turning into the Bulls’ best free-agent signing of the post-Michael Jordan era. Forget how Wade falling into the Bulls’ lap due to a messy Miami Heat divorce contradicted the front office’s vow to “get younger and more athletic.” Bulls executive vice president John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman pounced anyway because good fortune like this rarely smiles on NBA executives: a future Hall of Famer motivated to play for his hometown team with something to prove and the skills to do it. The guy who turns 35 on Jan. 17 clearly has gotten wiser as he has grown older in the league, and the Bulls continue to benefit from Wade’s basketball wisdom. Not only has Wade added intelligence, but he regularly demands intensity from teammates too. “For me, it’s just putting my leadership and my stamp on this organization knowing that I can help,” Wade said recently. “I wouldn’t have come here if I didn’t think I could help this organization and help Jimmy [Butler]. This organization to me is important. It’s my childhood’s favorite organization.” HAUGH continued on B44

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Woods returns with mixed bag and a 73 Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger for a while. Hardly looking like a player who had not competed in 466 days, Woods ran off three straight birdies with a variety of shots, and was tied for the lead in the Hero World Challenge as he approached the turn. But three shots in the bushes, one shot in the water, and a few fits of anger sent him toward the bottom of the pack. NASCAR

Monster Energy to sponsor top series NASCAR announced an agreement with Monster Energy on Thursday that makes the energy drink maker the title sponsor of its top series in 2017, ending a lengthy process of finding a replacement for Sprint. NASCAR Chairman Brian France declined to provide financial details or the length of the deal, saying it was a “complicated agreement” that includes option years. France indicated they’re still in discussions on the exact name of the 2017 Cup series. NFL

Former Jets RB killed in shooting Former Jets running back and kick returner Joe McKnight was fatally shot Thursday afternoon following an argument in Terrytown, La., his agent confirmed. reported that family members on the scene identified the victim as McKnight, a 2010 fourth-round draft pick of the Jets out of USC.

Gronkowski to have back surgery Rob Gronkowski’s season might be over. The Patriots star tight end is having surgery for a herniated disk in his back, a person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press. NBA

Clippers coach fined $15,000 by NBA Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after his ejection. With 18.6 seconds remaining in the first overtime of the Clippers’ 127122 double-overtime loss at Brooklyn on Tuesday night, Rivers was given a technical foul for crossing over midcourt, then another and ejected.

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Prophets fall to Boilers; Workman paces Morrison By SVM Sports Staff

Delaney Wilhelm stuffed the stat sheet to lead the Amboy Clippers to a 54-29 victory over Orangeville in an NUIC East road game Thursday night. Wilhelm finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four steals for the Clippers, while Karlee Doege hit three 3-pointers and had 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Katelynn Pankhurst chipped in four points, six assists and three steals, and Kallie Appleman hit a 3 and also pulled down seven rebounds. Amboy led 17-5 after the first quarter, then stretched the lead to 31-10 by halftime and 47-15 after three quarters.

Thursday’s stars Delaney Wilhelm, Amboy, 15 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals Jaynee Prestegaard, AFC, 19 points, 7 rebounds Courtney Pierceson, Prophetstown, 17 points Faith Kennedy, Jordan Price, Fulton, 16 points each Makenzie Fink, Eastland, 15 points, 5 assists for the Fillies.

Sherrard 71, Fulton 50: The

West) were outscored 22-9 by the Pirates (5-0, 1-0) in the final 8 minutes. Makenzie Fink led Eastland with 15 points and five assists, and Lydia Coatman was also in double-figures with 11 points and eight rebounds. Katie Krogman added nine points and six rebounds. Katie Furlong led Galena with 21 points. AFC 60, Warren 22: The Raiders remained unbeaten on the season, cruising to a home win against the Warriors in an NUIC crossover game in Ashton. Jaynee Prestegaard led AFC (6-0) with 19 points, including 10 in the third quarter, and seven rebounds. Lexi Meurer dished out eight assists, and Emily Shrimpin swiped three steals. The Raiders enjoyed a 37-6 halftime lead. Milledgeville 52, Durand 33: The Missiles won an NUIC East game against the Bulldogs in Durand. Rebecca Waite led the Missiles with 14 points, and Madyson Frederick and Sabreena Hartman each had eight points.  Aquin 50, Polo 32: The Marcos dropped an NUIC East game to the Bulldogs in Freeport. Kenzie Dusing hit four 3s to lead the Marcos (1-5, 0-1 NUIC East) with 12 points. Justine Gorzny was also in double-figures with 10 points. 

Steamers dropped their first Three Rivers West game on the road to the Tigers. Faith Kennedy and Jordan Price each had 16 points to lead the Kewanee 57, Prophetstown 36: Steamers (2-4, 0-1 TRAC West). The Prophets fell to the BoilerFaith Anderson led Sherrard makers in their first Three Rivers with 21 points. East game in Kewanee. St. Bede 41, Bureau Valley 39: Courtney Pierceson led Proph- The Storm let a 17-point halftime etstown (1-6, 0-1 TRAC East) with lead slip away in a loss to the 17 points, and Olivia Toppert had Bruins at the Storm Cellar in a eight points. Lexi Rangel had four Three Rivers East game. steals for the Prophets. Saige Barnett led the Storm Rachael Moraski led the Boiler- with 15 points, including three makers (5-1, 2-0) with 12 points. 3-pointers. Christen Hurley Morrison 47, Rockridge 19: The added eight points and Addison Fillies had little trouble getting a Moreland added seven. The Storm allowed only nine win over the Rockets in a Three Bruins points in the first half. Rivers West game in Edgington. Jaeden Workman led Morri- Galena 60, Eastland 47: In an son (5-3, 1-1 TRAC West) with 15 NUIC West game pitting unbeatpoints, including four 3-point- en teams, the Cougars started ers. Kassidee Church added nine the fourth quarter in a 12-0 hole River Ridge/Scales Mound 48, points, Emma Sitzmore pulled after a tie at 38 as they fell to the West Carroll 24: The Thunder dropped an NUIC West game to down six rebounds, and Emma Pirates in Lanark.  Melton dished out three assists The Cougars (5-1, 0-1 NUIC the Wildcats in Hanover.

Today Women’s basketball TBA

• Sauk Valley at Lincoln Classic

Boys basketball 7:30 p.m.

• Genoa-Kingston at Oregon • Bureau Valley vs. Peoria Quest (at Woodruff) • Amboy at Durand • AFC at Aquin • Milledgeville at Dakota • West Carroll at Scales Mound • Polo at Pecatonica

Girls basketball 6 p.m.

• Genoa-Kingston at Oregon 7 p.m.

• Sterling at Morris 7:15 p.m.

• Rock Falls at Dixon 7:30 p.m.

• Eastland at West Carroll

Wrestling 5:30 p.m.

• Fulton, Orion at Rock Falls • Newman, Kewanee at Alleman

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t “To be honest, I wasn’t sure it was going to go in,” she said. “I’m just glad it went it. It was a swish, and I’m happy to put my team ahead.” Princeton (4-3, 0-2 TRAC) got back within one with a 3-pointer from Anna Murray, but Jensen answered with a three-point play, and the Comets scored their final six points of the game from the freethrow line. Princeton had to contend with Murray, its starting point guard, missing much of the second half due to foul trouble, and eventually had Michaela Mall foul out. “Yes, we were struggling with the pressure, but we were also fouling a lot,” Princeton coach Tiffany Gonigam said. “I think overall, we just stopped taking care of the ball and they amped up their defensive pressure, and we stopped shooting the ball as well.” Newman’s defense sparked the fourthquarter run, much like it had sparked runs earlier in the game. The Comets employed a trap to keep the Tigers from getting into the half-court sets. “I told the girls, you’ve got to take chances, especially with our quick guards, and all 10 of the girls on our roster are pretty quick,” Newman coach Brandon Kreczmer said. “Just have to anticipate and get into the passing lanes, and we did.” After Princeton took a 20-10 lead in the second quarter, Newman turned up the defense and had a stretch of forcing six turnovers in seven possessions, including a pair by Delaney Hinrichs. That string coincided with an 11-0 Comets run which ended with a

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• NCAA College Cup, Women’s Division I semifinal, North Carolina vs. West Virginia, ESPNU 6:30 p.m.

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ABOVE: Newman’s Lauren Wilson (left) looks to pass the ball while Princeton’s Kelly Vandenbussche tries to defend her Thursday night in Sterling. BELOW: Newman’s Mary Jensen (30) shoots the ball over several Princeton players late in the first quarter. Ferris layup to put Newman ahead. Five Princeton turnovers in the span of six possessions in the third quarter led to a 10-1 Newman run, during which Craft hit a 3-pointer to put the Comets in front 32-31. “It was the fact that we didn’t give up,” Simpson said. “We got down, but then we played tough and we got right back into the game, and we got the momentum just running our plays and keeping up our perseverance.” Princeton led for most of the first three quarters. After a pair of baskets by Simpson on the first two Newman possessions of the game, both coming off Princeton misses and long rebounds, the Tigers went on a 13-2 run. “We just kept turning each other on and telling each other we could do it,” Simpson said. “We didn’t want to get down because if you hang your head, then you’re just not going to play well. Keeping going

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• PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, second round, at Albany, Bahamas, GOLF 7 p.m.

• Australian PGA Championship, third round, GOLF

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• Cavaliers at Bulls, ESPN 9:30 p.m.

• Rockets at Nuggets, ESPN Rugby 1:30 p.m.

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is what our team is good at.” The Tigers had 20 offensive rebounds in the game to Newman’s 19 defensive rebounds, and outrebounded the Comets 46-42 overall. Oeder had 11 rebounds to go with her 16 points.

She scored 13 points in the first half, but was held to three in the second half, all from the free-throw line. “She’s a player that we look to get the ball to, and she knows how to get herself open,” Gonigam said.

• Bundesliga, Bayern Munich at Mainz, FS1 11:55 p.m.

• Women, FIFA U-20 World Cup, third place, United States vs. Japan, FS1 3:25 a.m.

• Women, FIFA U-20 World Cup, final, North Korea vs. France, FS1

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Warriors win on road Hawks win twice at home; Panthers split in Morrison By SVM Sports Staff

After falling behind 12-0 to start a NIB-12 crossover match on the road, the Sterling Golden Warriors rattled off four pins and received a forfeit in the next five matches to take a lead they would never relinquish in a 52-20 victory over Morris on Thursday evening. Pedro Rodriguez (285 pounds), Kolten Smith (106), Reed Heeren (120) and Isaac Figueroa (126) stuck their opponents during the spurt, and Ethan Edmondson (145) and Elias Edmondson (160) also recorded pins. Turner Garcia (152) added a major decision, and Isaiah Figueroa (138) and Moises Lopez (170) won by decision for Sterling (2-2).

Oregon sweeps triangular: The Hawks dominated a pair of Big Northern duals at home, beating North Boone 66-4 and Rockford Lutheran 66-12. Chase Clark (138), Chris Alaniz (145), Chase Prehn (152), and Jake Mennen (170) all had two pins on the night as Oregon won six of the seven contested matches against North Boone, and seven of the eight contested matches against Lutheran. Nathan Clark (160) and Garret Moser (182) added pins against North Boone, and Jacob Milliman (106) and Anthony Marchetti (285) won by pin against Lutheran. Panthers split at Morrison: Led by double-winners Chris Bonnell and Calvin Naftzger, Erie-Proph-

etstown defeated Princeton 60-21, but lost to host Morrison 39-36 in a pair of Three Rivers duals. Bonnell recorded two pins at 126 pounds, and Naftzger won by pin at 152 against Princeton, and decision at 160 against the Mustangs. Owen Abell (145) added a pin against Morrison, while Cameron Abell (106), Eric Maraquez (113), Collin Schipper (120), Kerrick Cameron (138), Tyler Smith (160), Garrett Passmore (170), Mack Foy (182) and Noah Friedrichsen (285) all added pins against Princeton. Morrison’s pins against the Panthers came from Ryan Kennedy (106), Augustus Linke (120), Joe Eads (138), Reilly Dolan (152), Dylan Keller (182) and Riley Wilkens (220).

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Newman’s Kelsey Simpson (right) drives to the basket as Princeton’s Michaela Mall defends during Thursday night’s Three Rivers East game in Sterling. Simpson scored 16 points in the Comets’ 51-44 win.

THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD 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.

Girls basketball Thursday’s results at Sterling

NEWMAN 51, PRINCETON 44 PRINCETON (4-3, 0-2 TRAC East) Michaela Mall 1-4 1-2 3, Kelly VanDenBusche 2-4 0-2 4, Anna Murray 6-17 2-3 16, Sara Grieff 1-8 1-1 3, Courtney Oeder 5-8 6-12 16, Jacey Jensen 0-1 0-0 0, Meg Fisher 0-0 0-0 0, Remi Rawlings 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 16-52 10-19 44. NEWMAN (2-4, 2-0) Mady Ferris 1-6 0-0 2, Kelsey Simpson 6-10 3-5 16, Mary Jensen 3-15 3-7 9, Madison Craft 3-7 2-4 10, Chloe Klein 0-7 0-0 0, Payton Murray 2-3 0-0 6, Delaney Hinrichs 1-3 3-4 5, Teagan McKenna 0-0 0-0 0, Hannah Wilson 1-1 0-0 2, Lauren Wilson 0-5 1-2 1. Totals 17-60 12-22 51. Princeton 14 12 9 9 — 44 Newman 7 14 13 17 — 51 3s – Princeton 2-11 (A. Murray 2), Newman 5-11 (Craft 2, P. Murray 2, Simpson). Rebounds – Princeton 46 (Grieff 11, Oeder 11), Newman 42 (M. Jensen 11). Steals – Princeton 9 (Mall 4), Newman 14 (Simpson 4). Turnovers – Princeton 27, Newman 20. Fouls – Princeton 18 (Mall out), Newman 18.

at Lanark

GALENA 60, EASTLAND 47 GALENA (5-0, 1-0 NUIC West) Hulscher 3 2-3 9, Furlong 7 6-8 21, Spillane 3 0-0 7, Calvert 2 1-3 6, Schuler 3 3-3 10, Muehleip 2 1-2 5, Eaton 0 0-0 0, Ludwig 1 0-0 2, Wubben 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21 13-19 60. EASTLAND (5-1, 0-1) Hannah Kempel 1 0-0 2, Erin Henze 3 0-0 8, Katie Krogman 3 3-3 9, Makenzie Fink 6 3-6 15, Lydia Coatney 3 5-10 11, Erykah Ames 1 0-1 2, Destiney Swalve 0 0-0 0, Anna Kuper 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 11-20 47. Galena 17 10 11 22 — 60 Eastland 12 9 17 9 — 47 3s – Galena 5 (Hulscher, Furlong, Spillane, Calvert, Schuler), Eastland 2 (Henze 2).

Girls bowling Thursday’s results at Plum Hollow DIXON 3,101; STERLING 2,675 STERLING (0-2) Jaime Riley 139-139-149 — 427; Hannah Stout 110-185-203 — 498; Jasmynne Brinkmeyer 109-125-191 — 425; Zoey Paone 148-128-160 — 436; Bryn Gatz 112-124-109 — 345; Kyleigh Glazier 256139-149 — 544. Totals: 874-840-961 — 2,675. DIXON (1-0) Virginia Gray 155-158-170 — 483; Melissa Bates 201-10-195 — 586; Katelyn Bay 149-133-209 — 491; Jadyn Erb 145-175161 — 481; Alyssa Bonnette 202-170-173 — 545; Melissa Kavanaugh 177-172-166 — 515. Totals: 1,029-998-1,074 — 3,101.

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KEWANEE 57, PROPHETSTOWN 36 PROPHETSTOWN (1-6, 0-1) Burgess-Miniel 0 0-0 0, Woodworth 0 0-0 0, Jayden Grunder 1 0-0 3, Hannah McKinney 0 0-0 0, Baylee Crane 0 0-0 0, Michelle Cooney 0 0-0 0, Lexi Rangel 2 0-0 4, Dena Johnson 1 2-4 4, Courtney Pierceson 7 2-2 17, Gallagher 0 0-0 0, Olivia Toppert 4 0-0 8. Totals: 14 4-6 36. KEWANEE (5-1, 2-0 TRAC East) Moraski 4 2-2 12, Bullock 2 1-2 6, Vickrey 0 0-0 0, Uitermarkt 2 1-1 5, S. Contreras 0 0-0 0, Korber 0 0-0 0, Smith 9 3-5 21, Damron 0 2-2 2, Jackson 3 2-2 11, Diaz 0 0-0 0, Hinojosa 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 9-12 57. Prophetstown 7 11 11 7 — 36 Kewanee 18 13 15 11 — 57 3s – Prophetstown 2 (Grunder, Pierceson), Kewanee 6 (Jackson 3, Moraski 2, Bullock. at Edgington

MORRISON 47, ROCKRIDGE 19 MORRISON (5-3, 1-1 TRAC West) Emma Melton 1 0-0 2, Makayla Troutman 0 0-0 0, Jaeden Workman 5 0-0 14, Kassidee Church 4 1-1 9, Shayna Vanderleest 1 0-0 3, Lauren Vos 2 0-0 4, Mackenzie Petkus 0 0-0 0, Madison Steines 2 0-0 5. Totals: 19-3-3 47. ROCKRIDGE Range 2 0-0 4, Riley 1 0-0 2, Henry 0 0-2 0, Heisch 1 0-0 2, Garrett 1- 1-2 3, Woods 0 0-0 0, Stice 0 0-0 0, Dehner 0 0-0 0, Fischer 1 0-0 2, Letts 3 0-2 6, McQuate 0 0-0 0, Salmon 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 1-6 19. Morrison 13 16 13 5 — 47 Rockridge 7 6 2 4 — 19 3s — Morrison 6 (Workman 4, Vanderleest 1, Steines 1). at Orangeville

AMBOY 54, ORANGEVILLE 29 AMBOY Delaney Wilhelm 7 0-0 15, Karlee Doege 5 1-1 14, Katelynn Pankhurst 2 0-0 4, Emma Lindenmeyer 1 1-2 3, Nataly Jones 2 0-0 4, Kallie Appleman 1 0-0 3, Noelle Jones 0 1-2 1, Logan Winters 1 0-0 2, Mackinzie Hamlink 0 1-4 1, Allison Hicks 2 0-0 4, Kelsey Stewart 0 1-2 1, Dani Hochstatter 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Ortgiesen 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 5-11 54. ORANGEVILLE Davis 3 2-3 11, Bollon 4 1-3 9, Watson 0 1-2 1, Franteschu 0 0-2 0, Velcich 4 0-1 8. Totals: 11 4-11 29. Amboy 17 14 16 7 — 54 Orangeville 5 5 5 14 — 29 3s – Amboy 5 (Doege 3, Wilhelm, Appleman), Orangeville 3 (Davis 3). at Ashton

AFC 60, WARREN 22 WARREN E. Riedl 0 0-0 0, Suchey 0 2-3 2, Bohnsack 1 0-0 2, Tresmer 1 0-0 2, McGivney 0 0-0 0, A. Riedl 1 0-0 2, Renz 0 0-0 0, Smith 2 0-0 4, Brinkmeier 5 0-0 10. Totals: 10 2-3 22. AFC (6-0) Emily Shrimplin 6 1-2 13, Bryce Gittleson 2 0-0 4, Lexi Meurer 1 1-2 4, Madeline Prestegaard 3 1-3 7, Jaynee Prestegaard 8 3-3 19, Laci Meurer 2 0-0 4, Grace Friday 2 0-0 4, Jade Fair 2 0-0 5, Addison Wetzel 0 0-2 0, Sammy Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals: 26 6-12 60. Warren 2 4 6 10 — 22 AFC 23 14 13 10 — 60 3s – Warren 0, AFC 2 (Le.Meurer, Fair). at Freeport

AQUIN 50, POLO 32 POLO (1-5, 0-1 NUIC East) Briana Pellini 1 0-0 3, Kenzie Dusing 4 0-0 12, Hanna Blumhoff 2 1-2 5, Lani Bergstrom 0 2-2 2, Justine Gorzny 3 4-6 10. Totals: 10 7-13 50. AQUIN Bald 3 3-7 9, James 2 0-2 4, Fellers 3 0-0 6, Furlong 1 0-0 3, Koch 2 0-0 4, Barr 9 0-0 18. Totals: 23 1-8 32. Polo 5 8 13 6 — 32 Aquin 15 14 15 6 — 50 3s — Polo 5 (Dusing 4, Pellini), Aquin 3 (Bald 2, Furlong).

Wrestling Thursday’s results at Morris

STERLING 52, MORRIS 20 106 pounds – Kolten Smith (S) pin Abby Eisenbies :54; 120 – Reed Heeren (S) pin Dan Grant 1:22; 126 – Isaac Figueroa (S) pin Zach Sater 2:00; 132 – Jakob Eisenbies (M) pin Nevin Meiborg 1:38; 138 – Isaiah Figueroa (S) dec. Dakota Sater 8-1; 145 – Ethan Edmondson (S) pin Jacob Skrupits 2:00; 152 – Turner Garcia (S) major dec. Jacob Burkley** 11-2; 160 – Elias Edmondson (S) pin Mason Young 1:53; 170 – Moises Lopez (S) dec. Robby Bates 4-3; 182 – Cody Baldridge (M) tech. fall J.J. Thompson 24-9, 5:05; 195* – Jeff Johnson (M) pin Santiago Martinez 1:30; 220 – R.J. Roderick (M) pin Adan Ramirez 1:01; 285 – Pedro Rodriguez (S) pin Chuck Clark 2:00 Sterling rec. fft.: 113 * match started at 195 ** -3 team points for flagrant misconduct

at Oregon

OREGON 66, NORTH BOONE 4 132 pounds – Westland (NB) major dec. Spencer Coots 18-7; 138 – Chase Clark (O) pin Chudaba :37; 145 – Chris Alaniz (O) pin Weisis 1:44; 152 – Chase Prehn (O) pin Schaulle 1:48; 160 – Nathan Clark (O) pin Gruner 1:45; 170 – Jake Mennen (O) pin Crosbie :11; 182* – Garret Moser (O) pin Salgado 3:28 Oregon rec. fft.: 106, 113, 195, 220, 285 Double fft.: 120, 126 * match started at 182

OREGON 66, ROCKFORD LUTHERAN 12 106 pounds – Jacob Milliman (O) pin Parrotte 2:52; 138 – C.Clark (O) pin West 3:42; 145 – Alaniz (O) pin Ballinger 2:41; 152 – Prehn (O) pin Vaughan 1:03; 170 – J.Mennen (O) pin Ingradona 2:44; 182 – Terry Page (O) pin Jones :22; 220 – Fambro (RL) pin Jeff Gracyalny 3:50; 285 – Anthony Marchetti (O) pin Budzynski 1:08 Oregon rec. fft.: 113, 132, 160, 195* Lutheran rec. fft.: 120 Double fft.: 126 * match started at 195

at Morrison

MORRISON 39, ERIE-PROPHETSTOWN 36 106 pounds – Ryan Kennedy (M) pin Cameron Abell 1:02; 120 – Augustus Linke (M) pin Eric Maraquez 2:13; 126 – Chris Bonnell (EP) pin Kyle Roberts 1:43; 138 – Joe Eads (M) pin Kerrick Cameron :51; 145 – Owen Abell (EP) pin Brandon Ziegler 1:15; 152 – Reilly Dolan (M) pin Alex Abell 3:53; 160 – Calvin Naftzger (EP) dec. Chace Garland 6-2; 182 – Dylan Keller (M) pin Mat Garrison 5:56; 195 – Zach Greer (EP) dec. John Anderson 7-5; 220 – Riley Wilkens (M) pin Jadyn Stubbs :34; 285 – Brandon Meier (M) dec. Noah Friedrichsen 4-1 EP rec. fft.: 113, 132, 170

ERIE-PROPHETSTOWN 60, PRINCETON 21 106 pounds – C.Abell (EP) pin Gavin Vetter 4:53; 113 – Maraquez (EP) pin Zach Wicaryus 4:34; 120 – Collin Schipper (EP) pin S.Hartmann 5:46; 126 – Bonnell (EP) pin Gabe Thompson 1:49; 132 – Luke Peacock (P) pin Brandon Bentley 3:01; 138 – Cameron (EP) pin Jakob Ebner 1:33; 145 – Austin Wetsel (P) pin O.Abell 4:59; 152 – Naftzger (EP) pin Zach Bohms 3:56; 160 – Tyler Smith (EP) pin Bradley Riley 0:44; 170 – Garrett Passmore (EP) pin Matt Cihocki 2:44; 182 – Mack Foy (EP) pin Doran Piper 5:50; 195 – Dallas Hill (P) dec. Greer 4-1; 220 – Aaron Allen (P) pin Stubbs 1:50; 285 – Friedrichsen (EP) pin J.Wright 1:21

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Sterling sophomore Kyleigh Glazier rolls during Thursday’s dual meet against Dixon at Plum Hollow. Glazier had a career-best 256 game and led the Golden Warriors with a 544 series, but the Duchesses won the dual 3,101-2,675.

Bates, Glazier lead way for Dixon, Sterling TURKEY


t Missing from the Duchesses’ hat rack is a hambone cap, and Bates rolled Dixon’s first string of four strikes in frames 4 through 7 of the first game. She finished with a 201 in the first game, and donned the turkey headband once more in the second game (7th through 9th frames) on her way to a team-high 586 series. “It was pretty OK,” Bates said. “I was hoping for a higher game, but I’ll take it. I like starting well, but I wish it was higher. I’ll take it for being the first meet.” Sterling sophomore Kyleigh Glazier had both a start and a finish to her first game that she’ll remember for a long time.

Using recent advice from coach Loren Wolf, Glazier cleared her first three frames and her final eight for a career-high 256. Wolf showed Glazier how bending her knees before her release would help her find better spots. “Yesterday in practice, Loren was was telling me to get down, so I started doing that and following through,” Glazier said. “I started doing that in practice and I had all strikes. The first game, I knew what I was doing.” Glazier struggled in the second (139) and third games (149), but led the Golden Warriors (0-2) with a 544 series. Sterling shot 121 pins better in the third game than the second (961-840), with Hannah Stout’s 203 being the only other 200 game for the Golden Warriors. Stout improved in each of

her games, rolling a 110 to start, followed with a 185. Stout rolled a turkey in frames 4 through 6 in the third game. Jaime Riley rolled a perfect 10th frame in the final game for the Golden Warriors’ only other turkey. “Our girls did better than we did a couple of days ago,” Wolf said. “We’re improving. Dixon’s a tough team, but we’re used to these conditions since we’ve bowled here a lot. We do a little better on this, and it’s going to be a confidence-builder for us.” Katlyn Bay, a two-time state qualifier, sruggled in her first two games with a 149 and a 133. However, after relaxing a little bit, she cleared her first four frames of the third game and ended with a 209. “I stay pretty relaxed the whole time, but I just

really had to find my spot,” Bay said. “I switched balls a few times, and just had to get back to that one spot. It was a confidence booster, and it shaped up after that.” Alyssa Bonnette rolled a 545 series for the Duchesses, and hit two turkeys. MacKenzie Kavanaugh rolled a 515 series, and Bay ended with a 491. Still, LaCoursiere believes there are plenty of things for his team to work on after the first dual of the season. “We missed some spares that we shouldn’t have, but we’ll still work on that in practice,” LaCoursiere said. “We’re still working on our stuff. We haven’t had that many practices, with a late start. We’re still working on a few bugs, and if this is the worst we do all year, we’ll be happier than heck with this.”

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Friday, December 2, 2016



The battle in the trenches MLB’s era of Penn State defensive line to face Badgers’ tough O-line BY TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – When Sean Spencer became Penn State’s defensive line coach in 2014, he nicknamed his group of tackles and ends the “Wild Dogs”, and upped the ante last year by using a 3-foot rawhide bone as their encouragement. The “Wild Dogs” responded with the third-most sacks in the nation before three left for the NFL, leaving a big void up front. It’s been filled by players who are living up to the moniker perhaps more than any group Spencer’s coached. They’re playing with a pack mentality. “They’ve been playing crazy,” cornerback John Reid said. “A lot of people had their doubts about the D-line coming into this year. They fed off that. They worked each and every day. A lot of guys got stronger, bigger and faster, and they’ve been playing great.” No. 8 Penn State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten, No. 7 CFP) enters the Big Ten Championship against No. 6 Wisconsin (10-2, 7-2, No. 6 CFP) with 37 sacks, nine away from last season’s total, and is getting contributions from nearly a dozen players Spencer’s comfortable rotating in and out. Ten different linemen have sacks, with defensive ends Garrett Sickels and Evan Schwan leading the way with six apiece for a speedy unit that’s been mostly unheralded all season. Not from Reid’s point of view, however. The sophomore cornerback has played more snaps than any Penn State player by far. He’s done so with magnified confidence as players up front have limited cover-

peace continues MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal BY STEPHEN HAWKINS & RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writers


Garrett Sickels leads a Penn State defensive line into the the Big Ten title game on Saturday. The Nittany Lions have 17 sacks in the fourth quarter this season. age time with straight rushes and twists and stunts that showcase their speed. “The D-line definitely makes it easier for the guys on the back end,” Reid said. “We substitute in a whole other D-line, and they’ll come in just as fast as the starters.” The constant rotation has helped keep Penn State’s defensive linemen fresh all season. It’s the one position group that’s avoided serious injury. “It’s definitely a good thing that we’re able to play so many guys,” tackle Curtis Cothran said. “We’re ready to go in the fourth quarter.” That’s evident, as the Nittany Lions have generated pressure out of their base defense late in games. They’ve got 17 fourth-quarter sacks, and opposing quarterbacks are completing 53 percent of their throws

in the final quarter. Meanwhile, the Badgers’ stout offensive line has usually worn opposing defensive lines down by then. Wisconsin has allowed 20 sacks this season and four over the past three games, but has mostly neutralized opposing pass-rushers by committing to the run. On the other side of the ball, Wisconsin’s defensive front might be more underrated than Penn State’s. Utilizing a 3-4 alignment, Wisconsin primarily generates its pass rush with outside linebackers. They blend size and speed, and key off a 3-man front led by 340-pound nose tackle Olive Sagapolu and ends Conor Sheehy and Chikwe Obasih. The Badgers have 31 sacks, with outside linebacker T.J. Watts leading the way with 9½.

“They’re creating mayhem out there,” linebacker Ryan Connelly said. “A lot of what they’re asked to do is to take on doubles and to occupy guards or tackles, and to occupy those guys up front to free us up. So if we’re running untouched making plays, that means they’re doing a good job with what they’re doing.” The fact Wisconsin leads the country with 21 interceptions isn’t lost on Penn State coach James Franklin, either. “I think they play complementary defense,” Franklin said. “They get interceptions because they have talent, but they also get interceptions because they’re able to get pressure on the quarterback. The best friend of a defensive back is a defensive lineman that can rush the quarterback.”

Wade signing shows shrewdness of Bulls’ front office HAUGH

CONTINUED FROM B1 t Wade’s 2-year, $47 million contract stipulates what the Bulls organization will pay him, but it remains too early to gauge the overall value of a player whose signing stopped the credibility drain from the franchise. The Bulls entered last summer at a crossroads, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Seeking change for the sake of change, they unloaded Derrick Rose – addition by subtraction – and bid adieu to longtime leader Joakim Noah. An arduous rebuilding process began, but adding guard Rajon Rondo and center Robin Lopez gave it no clear direction – until the relationship between the Heat and Wade surprisingly dissolved. Enter the Bulls, currently Chicago’s most pleasant sports surprise. Why? Wade quickly dispelled any concerns about him being a basketball diva. Instead, since signing, a realistic Wade has offered refreshing candor that garners respect in a city able to spot a $3 bill miles away. Instead of building false hope in the preseason, Wade scoffed when somebody asked if the Bulls’ goal was winning an NBA championship. More like 50 victories. Similarly, before the recent six-game trip, Wade honestly answered that going 3-3 would qualify as success instead of offering clichés about going 6-0 or playing them one at a time. Wade uses his words as wisely as he does his time, setting an example of professionalism and sincerity for everyone in the locker room to follow. It is difficult to overstate – and even harder to measure – what Wade’s presence has meant to the Bulls’ investment in coach Fred Hoiberg and Butler. For Hoiberg, Wade represents the NBA’s highest-paid assistant coach, a guy who uses his 13 years of experience to guide the Bulls through every practice, game, film session, timeout and even occasional team dinner.


Dwyane Wade (3) is using his experience to help coach Fred Hoiberg and the younger crop of Bulls talent. Hoiberg deserves credit for making in-game decisions that indicate he learned from a rough rookie season. But Hoiberg also readily admits how having Wade, who imparts his wisdom with impressionable teammates, makes his job easier. That’s part of Hoiberg’s growth as a coach, too – not feeling threatened if Wade’s voice carries the loudest, as it did against the Jazz during a timeout after guard Jerian Grant missed a defensive assignment. Hoiberg’s postagestamp-sized ego allows him to see and accept how Wade’s direct approach complements his coaching style. The way Wade publicly deferred immediately to Butler also demonstrated a savvy understanding of camaraderie the Bulls sorely lacked in Hoiberg’s first season. Butler has blossomed into one of the NBA’s most dominant players through 15 games, in large part because he no longer feels inhibited on or off the

court. He won the perceived power struggle with Rose. He deserves credit for taking his game to yet another level, but don’t discount how Wade’s endorsement empowered an emotional player fueled by confidence. And while Butler plays an important leadership role and people regularly refer to the Bulls as “Jimmy’s team,” it seems fairly obvious to any astute observer that all things still go through Wade. Wade’s numbers alone impress. He averages 18.9 points and 30.5 minutes per game, shooting 44.3 percent from the field and an astounding 38.5 percent from 3-point range, his newest weapon. But more significantly – and perhaps most noticeably – Wade has increased the Bulls’ basketball IQ exponentially. Every player on the floor looks smarter playing alongside Wade. And the Bulls front office seldom has appeared shrewder.

IRVING, Texas – Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a 5-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport’s industrial peace to 26 years since the ruinous fights in the first two decades of free agency. After days of near round-the-clock talks, negotiators reached a verbal agreement about 3½ hours before the expiration of the current pact. A few hours later they signed a memorandum of understanding, which must be ratified by both sides. “It’s great! Another 5 years of uninterrupted baseball,” Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt wrote in a text message. In announcing the agreement, Major League Baseball and the players’ association said they will make specific terms available when drafting is complete. “Happy it’s done, and baseball is back on,” Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy said. As part of the deal, the experiment of having the All-Star Game determine which league gets home-field advantage in the World Series will end after 14 years, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been signed. Instead, the pennant winner with the better regular-season record will open the Series at home. Another important change: The minimum time for a stint on the disabled list will be reduced from 15 days to 10. The luxury tax threshold rises from $189 million to $195 million next year, $197 million in 2018, $206 million in 2019, $209 million in 2020, and $210 million in 2021. Tax rates increase from 17.5 percent to 20 percent for first offenders, remain at 30 percent for second offenders, and rise from 40 percent to 50 percent for third offenders. There is a new surtax of 12 percent for teams $20 million to $40 million above the threshold, 42.5 percent for first offenders more than $40 million above the threshold, and 45 percent for subsequent offenders more than $40 million above. And special transition rates will be used for 2017. Union head Tony Clark, presiding over a negotiation for the first time, said in a statement the deal “will benefit all involved in the game and leaves the game better for those who follow.” Key changes involve the qualifying offers clubs can make to their former players after they become free agents – the figure was $17.2 million this year. If a player turns down the offer and signs elsewhere, his new team forfeits an amateur draft pick, which usually had been in the first round under the old deal. Under the new rules, a player can receive a qualifying offer only once in his career, and will have 10 days to consider it instead of 7. A club signing a player who declined a qualifying offer would lose its third-highest amateur draft pick if it is a revenue-sharing receiver, its second- and fifth-highest picks (plus a loss of $1 million in its

Included in the MLB /MLBPA deal: • The All-Star Game will no longer determine home-field advantage in the World Series. The league champion with the better regular season record will host Game 1. • A player can receive a qualifying offer only once in his career. • There will be a 10-day disabled list. • The luxury tax threshold and the tax rate for first-time offenders will go up. international draft pool) if it pays luxury tax for the just-ended season, and its second-highest pick (plus $500,000 in the international draft pool) if it is any other team. A club losing a free agent who passed up a qualifying offer would receive an extra selection after the first round of the next draft in some situations. Among other details: • For a team $40 million or more in excess of the luxury tax threshold, its highest selection in the next amateur draft will drop 10 places starting in 2018. • While management failed to obtain an international draft of amateurs residing outside the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, it did get a hard cap on each team’s annual bonus pool for those players starting at $4.75 million for the signing period that begins next July 2. The pool rises to $5.25 million for teams with competitive balance round A draft picks, and $5.75 million for clubs with round B selections. • There is no change to limits on active rosters, which remain at 25 for most of the season and 40 from Sept. 1 on. • Smokeless tobacco will be banned for all new players, those who currently do not have at least 1 day of major league service. • The regular season will expand from 183 days to 187 starting in 2018, creating four more scheduled off days. There are additional limitations on the start times of night games on getaway days. • The minimum salary rises from $507,500 to $535,000 next year, $545,000 in 2018, and $555,000 in 2019, with cost-of-living increases the following 2 years; the minor league minimum for a player appearing on the 40-man roster for at least the second time goes up from $82,700 to $86,500 next year, $88,000 in 2018, and $89,500 in 2019, followed by cost-ofliving raises. • The drop-off in slot values in the first round of the amateur draft will be lessened. • Oakland’s revenuesharing funds will be cut to 75 percent next year, 50 percent in 2018, 25 percent in 2019, and then phased out. • Cubans under 25 will be considered amateurs, up from 23. • Each team must hire a chef for its players. • Every player must be provided two bus seats during spring training bus trips. • As part of the drug agreement, there will be increased testing, players will not be credited with major league service time during suspensions, and biomarker testing for HGH will begin next year.

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Hawks keep rolling Hossa scores in overtime to sink Devils BY MATT CARLSON Associated Press

CHICAGO – Marian Hossa scored his team-leading 12th goal through a screen at 1:31 of overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Hossa’s shot through traffic from high in the slot beat Cory Schneider on the glove side, moments after New Jersey’s Mike Cammalleri hit the post on a prime chance against Chicago’s Corey Crawford. New Jersey’s Travis Zajac scored his third goal of the game at 8:49 of the third to tie it 3-all after scores by Chicago’s Artem Anisimov and Niklas Hjalmarsson late in the second period had put the Blackhawks ahead. Marcus Kruger also connected for Western Conference-leading Chicago to end a 22-game drought as the Blackhawks won their second straight and played beyond regulation for third consecutive time. They are 3-0-1 in their last four.


Men’s basketball


Big Ten schedule Today’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


East W L T Pct PF PA 11 1 0 .917 333 228 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 6 0 .500 233 209 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 Thursday’s result Dallas 17, Minnesota 15 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.

Dallas N.Y. Giants Washington Philadelphia


The Blackhawks’ Brian Campbell (51) checks the Devils’ Taylor Hall during the third period Thursday in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime.


Cowboys turn it up to 11 Dallas holds off Vikings to extend winning streak

College football Big Ten


MINNEAPOLIS – Dez Bryant caught four passes for 84 yards and the goahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Dallas Cowboys win their 11th straight game with a 17-15 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. Bryant’s 56-yard catch in the first half set up Ezekiel Elliott’s 1-yard plunge. The receiver caught an 8-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter after a fumbled punt by Minnesota’s Adam Thielen. Elliott rushed for 86 yards on 20 carries for the Cowboys (11-1). They have the longest singleseason winning streak in

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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)


Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota’s Laquon Treadwell (11) during the second half of a game Thursday. franchise history. Sam Bradford threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jerick McKinnon with

25 seconds to play, but the 2-point conversion failed for the Vikings (6-6).

Top 25 schedule Today’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)

State schedule 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 Thursday’s results No. 8 Gonzaga 97 MVSU 63 Cincinnati 55, No. 19 Iowa State 54 No. 20 South Carolina 68, Vermont 50 No. 24 Florida 91, North Florida 60 Today’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 13 .278 7 Philadelphia 4 14 .222 8 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Charlotte 11 8 .579 — Atlanta 10 9 .526 1 Miami 7 12 .368 4 Orlando 7 12 .368 4 Washington 6 11 .353 4 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 13 4 .765 — Chicago 10 7 .588 3 Milwaukee 9 8 .529 4 Detroit 10 10 .500 4½ Indiana 9 10 .474 5 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 15 4 .789 — Houston 11 7 .611 3½ Memphis 12 8 .600 3½ New Orleans 7 12 .368 8 Dallas 3 15 .167 11½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 12 8 .600 — Utah 11 9 .550 1 Portland 10 10 .500 2 Denver 7 11 .389 4 Minnesota 5 13 .278 6 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 16 2 .889 — L.A. Clippers 15 5 .750 2 L.A. Lakers 10 10 .500 7 Sacramento 7 11 .389 9 Phoenix 6 13 .316 10½

Today’s games Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at New York, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 7 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Brooklyn at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 7 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Utah, 8 p.m. Miami at Portland, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 23 16 5 2 34 68 50 Ottawa 24 14 8 2 30 57 59 Boston 24 13 10 1 27 57 54 Tampa Bay 25 13 11 1 27 75 70 Florida 24 12 10 2 26 60 61 Detroit 24 11 10 3 25 58 61 Toronto 23 10 9 4 24 70 74 Buffalo 23 9 9 5 23 48 60 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 25 16 8 1 33 91 63 Pittsburgh 24 14 7 3 31 75 72 Columbus 22 13 5 4 30 70 50 Washington 22 13 7 2 28 57 51 Philadelphia 25 12 10 3 27 80 82 New Jersey 23 10 7 6 26 58 62 Carolina 23 9 9 5 23 55 61 N.Y. Islanders 23 9 10 4 22 59 67 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 25 16 6 3 35 72 63 St. Louis 24 14 7 3 31 67 67 Nashville 22 11 8 3 25 65 57 Minnesota 22 11 8 3 25 62 47 Dallas 25 9 10 6 24 63 85 Winnipeg 26 11 13 2 24 69 78 Colorado 22 9 12 1 19 49 66 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 24 14 9 1 29 58 50 Edmonton 25 13 10 2 28 76 66 Los Angeles 24 13 10 1 27 62 61 Anaheim 23 11 8 4 26 59 55 Calgary 26 11 13 2 24 60 77 Vancouver 23 10 11 2 22 54 70 Arizona 22 8 11 3 19 54 69 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s results Boston 2, Carolina 1, SO Buffalo 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 6, Dallas 2 N.Y. Islanders 3, Washington 0 Florida 2, Detroit 1, OT Philadelphia 3, Ottawa 2, OT St. Louis 5, Tampa Bay 4 Edmonton 6, Winnipeg 3 Chicago 4, New Jersey 3, OT Columbus 3, Colorado 2 Los Angeles 4, Arizona 3 Anaheim at Vancouver, late Today’s games Minnesota at Calgary, 8 p.m. Montreal at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Saturday’s Games Brooklyn at Milwaukee, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Utah, 9 p.m. Miami at Portland, 10 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s box score

BLACKHAWKS 4, DEVILS 3, OT New Jersey 1 1 1 0—3 Chicago 0 3 0 1—4 First Period-1, New Jersey, Zajac 6 (Palmieri, Severson), 3:13. Second Period- 2, Chicago, Kruger 2 (Rasmussen, Seabrook), 1:02. 3, New Jersey, Zajac 7 (Palmieri), 10:43 (pp). 4, Chicago, Anisimov 10 (Keith, Seabrook), 12:25. 5, Chicago, Hjalmarsson 3, 18:25. Third Period- 6, New Jersey, Zajac 8 (Cammalleri), 8:49. Overtime- 7, Chicago, Hossa 12 (Kane, Keith), 1:31. Shots on Goal- New Jersey 13-8-12–33. Chicago 9-15-8-1–33. Power-play opportunities- New Jersey 1 of 2; Chicago 0 of 4. Goalies- New Jersey, Schneider 8-6-4 (33 shots-29 saves). Chicago, Crawford 12-62 (33-30).

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RYAN W POWERS; DAISY E POWERS, DEFENDANTS. 16 CH 15 108 WEST HUGHES STREET FRANKLIN GROVE, IL 61031 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on July 15, 2016, Sheriff of Lee County will on January 12, 2017, in Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd St., Dixon, IL 61021, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Lee, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 06-09-01-303-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 108 West Hughes Street Franklin Grove, IL 61031 Description of Improvements: The Judgment amount was $83,151.85. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9 (g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, P.C., Plaintiff?s Attorneys, 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel. No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file# 253978 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF?S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I708900 Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2016



THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendant 16 CH 38 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 14, 2016, the Sheriff of Lee County will at 10:00 AM on December 15, 2016, at the Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. Second Street, DIXON, IL, 61021, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 108, 110 E. DIVISION STREET, Amboy, IL 61310 Property Index No. 02-15-15-456-029; 02-1522-203-022 The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $594,082.81. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9 (g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff?s attorney: CHUHAK & TECSON, P.C. , 30 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2600, CHICAGO, IL 60606, (312) 444-9300. Please refer to file number 19918.58785. I708410 Nov. 25, Dec. 1, 8, 2016

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE UNION DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 OF THE TOWNS OF HUME and PROPHETSTOWN, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND STATE OF ILLINOIS NO. 02 TX 16 Notice is hereby given that on or about November 8, 2016, the Commissioners of said Union Drainage District No. 1 of the Towns of Hume and Prophetstown have filed their Financial Report for the current year. Any objections to said Financial Report must be filed with the Circuit Clerk of the Court within 10 days after the publication of this notice. Susan E. Ottens, Circuit Clerk Courthouse- Whiteside County 200 E. Knox St. Morrison, IL 61270 William R. Shirk Law Office of William Shirk, P.C. Attorney for said District 301 East Main Street Morrison, IL 61270 Tele: 815-772-7231 Fax: 815-772-4599 Dec. 2, 2016 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS EUREKA SAVINGS BANK, a corporation organized and doing business under and by virtue of the Illinois Savings Bank Act, Plaintiff, vs. No.16 CH 27 DAVID J. GARLAND, ILLINOIS HEALTHCARE ) and FAMILY SERVICES, J.W. OSSOLA CO. INC, Unknown Owners and Non-RecordClaimants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled Court, in said cause, on September 28, 2016, John Simonton, Sheriff of Lee County, will on December 29, 2016, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at the OLD LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 112 E. 2ND STREET, DIXON, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the following described real estate situated in Lee County, Illinois, commonly known as 382 61376-9608, Keigwin Rd, Walnut, IL Property Index No. 09-19-22-400-003 A part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 19 North, Range 8 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, Lee County, Illinois, bounded and described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Section 22; thence Westerly along South line of Section 22, 834.13 feet for Point of Beginning; thence continue along aforementioned line 286.74 feet; thence Northerly at an angle of 90 degrees 00 minutes measured counterclockwise, 307.41 feet; thence Easterly at an angle of 90 degrees 00 minutes measured counterclockwise, 286.74 feet; thence Southerly at an angle of 90 degrees 00 minutes measured counterclockwise, 307.41 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 2.024 acres of land, more or less. The property is subject to general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and easements and restrictions of record and unpaid water bills. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Sale terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “cash”. The successful bidder must deposit ten percent (10%) down by cash or certified funds and the balance of the purchase price prior to the date of confirmation of sale. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The real estate is residential real estate. The property will not be open for inspection. The judgment was $220,871.25. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file to verify this information. For information, contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Todd L. Martin, Martin Law Office, 812 Washington, P.O. Box 177, Mendota, IL 61342-0177, (815) 539-3711. December 2, 9 & 16 2016

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, ILLINOIS, LEE COUNTY, IN PROBATE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LYLE C. REUTER, Deceased. No. 2016 P 84 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of Lyle C. Reuter of 620 N. Ottawa, Dixon, IL 61021. Letters of office were issued to Kenda L. (Reuter) Bailey, 1909 Paulsen Road, Dixon, IL 61021 as Independent Executor, whose attorney of record is David W. Badger of Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC, 215 E. First Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at 309 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the representative, or both, on or before the date which is six (6) months after the date of the first publication of this Claim Notice, or, if mailing or delivering of a notice from the representative is required by section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. By: Kenda L. (Reuter) Bailey Independent Executor David W. Badger Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC 215 E. First Street P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 FAX Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2016

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, ILLINOIS, LEE COUNTY, IN PROBATE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY S. FEIK, Deceased. No. 2016 P 81 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of Mary S. Feik of 1324 Harmony Lane, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Letters of office were issued to Robin Vest as IndependentExecutor, whose attorney of record is David W. Badger of Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC, 215 E. First Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at 309 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the representative, or both, on or before the date which is six (6) months after the date of the first publication of this Claim Notice, or, if mailing or delivering of a notice from the representative is required by section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. By: Robin Vest Independent Executor David W. Badger Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC 215 E. First Street P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 FAX Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 2, 2016 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY - MORRISON, ILLINOIS Dubuque Bank and Trust PLAINTIFF Vs. Greg J. Jackson Jr.; Laura K. Jackson; Illinois Bank & Trust f/k/a Riverside Community Bank; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 16 CH 00119 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Greg J. Jackson Jr. Laura K. Jackson Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 403 18th Avenue Sterling, IL 61081 and which said Mortgage was made by: Greg J. Jackson Jr. Laura K. Jackson the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Dubuque Bank and Trust Company, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Whiteside County, Illinois, as Document No. 2014-00311; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Susan E. Ottens Whiteside Courthouse 200 E. Knox Street Morrison, IL 61270 on or before December 19, 2016, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-16-12176 NOTE: This law firm is a debt collector. I707900 Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 2, 2016



RYAN W POWERS; DAISY E POWERS, DEFENDANTS. 16 CH 15 108 WEST HUGHES STREET FRANKLIN GROVE, IL 61031 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by the Court in the above entitled cause on July 15, 2016, Sheriff of Lee County will on January 12, 2017, in Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. 2nd St., Dixon, IL 61021, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of Lee, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: A PART OF LOTS I AND 2 IN BLOCK 34 OF BUCK'S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1, WHICH IS 78 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT; AND RUNNING THENCE WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT, TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WEST LINE OF LOTS 1 AND 2 A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE PARALLEL WITH THE SAID NORTH LINE TO A POINT 78 FEET WEST OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 2; ALL IN LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 06-09-01-303-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 108 West Hughes Street Franklin Grove, IL 61031 Description of Improvements: The Judgment amount was $83,151.85. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 10% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, P.C., Plaintiff?s Attorneys, 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel. No. (312) 346-9088. Please refer to file# 253978 PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF?S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I708900 Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2016

PETITION FILING FOR DIXON TOWNSHIP OFFICES The first day to file petitions for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Elections is December 12, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. at the Dixon Township Office, 315 Highland Ave. Dixon. The last day to file is December 19, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. The hours are as follows: December 12, 2016 – 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon, December 13, 14, 15 & 16 – 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and December 19 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. The following offices are up for Election: Supervisor, Highway Comm., Assessor, Clerk and Four Trustees. Any questions, please call the Clerk at 815-284-3146. Dated: November 28, 2016 Dixon Township Clerk Fran Slain December 2, 2016

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS The City of Sterling, in partnership with Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation will receive sealed bids for the removal of structures located on three (3) separate parcels as listed herein. Proposals for each parcel must be bid separately. Parcel #1: A one and one half (1 ) story, residential structure with a full basement, located at 312 Wallace Street and legally described as; Lot 5 in Block 74 of Wallaceís Second Addition to the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois; PIN: 11-28-126-004. Parcel #2: A two (2) story, residential structure with a detached garage, located at 405 W. 7th Street and legally describer as; Lot 3 in Block 28 of Wallaceís Addition to the Town, now the City of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois; PIN: 11-21-335-003. Parcel #3: A two (2) story, residential structure with a detached garage, located at 1306 2nd Avenue and legally describer as; Lot 4 in Block 4 of Summit Place, being a Subdivision of Lot 2 in the Northeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the 4th P.M., Whiteside County, Illinois; PIN: 11-21-210-004. Bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in the Code Enforcement office, Coliseum Building, 212 3rd Avenue, Sterling, Illinois. All bids received will be opened and read aloud. The contract documents, including specifications and forms of contract and bond for completion of work, are on file at the Code Enforcement office of the City of Sterling. All proposals shall be accompanied by a bid bond or certified check payable to the City of Sterling for an amount which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the bid, to be held as damages should the bidder to whom an award is made fail to execute the contract and bond for performance of work. Labor employed on this work shall be paid not less than the minimum rate of wages for the various classifications of workers employed. Funding of this project is provided using public money through the Blight Reduction Program, administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority. The City of Sterling and Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in bidding. Payment of this work will be by check upon completion of work. There will be no progress payments. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a contract bond on the form of bond furnished by the City of Sterling, which bond is attached to the Contract Documents. A cash bond or authorized Letter of Credit is also acceptable. No bid may be withdrawn after scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least ninety (90) days. BY ORDER OF THE CITY OF STERLING Marie Rombouts City Clerk#NG Marie Rombouts City Clerk

December 2, 2016


Sealed Bids are solicited for renting approximately 160 acres of farm ground at the Whiteside County Airport, Montmorency Township, Rock Falls, Illinois. Bids are sought for a three (3) year term commencing March 1, 2017. The terms are cash, payable in full on March 1, each year at the start of each lease year; lease year shall be from March 1 through the last day of February each crop year. A portion of the leased premises must be planted in soybeans and other low growing crops near the runways. A farming plat is available at the office of the Airport Manager at the Airport on each weekday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. showing the size of the fields and which fields must be planted in low crops and which can be planted in high crops. The form lease will also be available at the Airport. Bids must be stated in a per acre rent bid, in writing, sealed and delivered to Mike Dowell, Airport Manager at the Airport Terminal Building, 10950 Hoover Road, Rock Falls, Illinois. The bids must be delivered on or before December 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Faxed bids will not be acceptable and will not be effective. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the regular meeting of the Whiteside County Airport Board scheduled for December 15, 2016 at the Whiteside County Airport, Rock Falls, Illinois. The Airport Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids or waive any formalities, irregularities or other requirements in the bidding, when such action will serve the best interests of the Airport Board. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days subsequent to the opening of bids without the written consent of the Whiteside County Board. Whiteside County Airport Board Jerri Robinson, Secretary Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 2016



THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendant 16 CH 38 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 14, 2016, the Sheriff of Lee County will at 10:00 AM on December 15, 2016, at the Lee County Courthouse, 112 E. Second Street, DIXON, IL, 61021, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PARCEL 1: LOTS NINETEEN (19), TWENTYTWO (22) AND TWENTY-THREE (23) IN BLOCK TWENTY-THREE (23) IN WYMAN'S ADDITION TO THE TOWN (NOW CITY) OF AMBOY, ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OF LEE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS PARCEL 2: A PART OF LOT FOUR (4) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF AMBOY, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 4; THENCE RUNNING SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 4, 13 FEET; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 4, 20 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 4; THENCE WEST 20 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEE AND STATE OF ILLINOIS Commonly known as 108, 110 E. DIVISION STREET, Amboy, IL 61310 Property Index No. 02-15-15-456-029; 02-1522-203-022 The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $594,082.81. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff?s attorney: CHUHAK & TECSON, P.C. , 30 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2600, CHICAGO, IL 60606, (312) 444-9300. Please refer to file number 19918.58785. I708410 Nov. 25, Dec. 1, 8, 2016


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POLO Lg. 2BR apt. $500/mo. + $500 dep., ref. Req., no pets, 815-973-9484

ROCK FALLS 1 & 2 BR Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR, newly remodeled, stove & refrig. $450/mo. Dep. & refs. req. No pets. 815-440-2608 or 815-622-3892. 1BR, water, sewer, heat furn, $435 / mo. + dep. Up563-880stairs, 8622 Nice, lg. 1BR + applcs, A/C No pets. $425. 815-718-1784 THICKSTEN APTS. 1 & 2 BR houses 815-499-4217


Sterling Rentals Newer 2 Bedroom $640.00 Applcs., Fireplaces 2002 3rd Ave. 1836 First Ave. 606 W. Lefevre 2 BR $535.00 1 BR $465.00 1 Studio $390.00 Partial Heat, Water, Sewer, Refuse Removal, Laundry Facilities, Satellite



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Water, sewer, garbage incl. Coin W/D, No pets/ No parties. Call Diana: 630-327-7046 Apts. For Rent No pets. No Exceptions! Call 815-716-0367. Near CGH & Rec Center, Nice 1BR garage, applcs., $465/mo., 1830 3rd Ave. 815-499-0199 Nice large 1BR, stove, refrig., no pets 815-631-6678 Quiet 1BR, no pets Stove, refrig. & util. furn. 815-625-0624 Room for Rent. All utilities incl. + wifi Starting at $75/wk. + dep. Call or text 815-535-8693 Sinnissippi Townhomes Spacious 2 BR 2 story townhomes FIRST MONTH RENT FREE! Central air, Good location. Laundry hookup. (815)626-1130.

NEW TODAY Small Efficiency, single occup., refrig., stove all utilities incl., $300/mo. + $300 dep. 1008 4th Ave. No pets. 815-499-0288 Studio & 1 BR for rent. Apt. Downtown Sterling. Coin laundry on facility. Air condition and hot water included. $370 to $500/mo. 815440-1172. Studio apt. $325/ mo. Call 773-3190059.

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ROCK FALLS Trump Special!!!! 10 days only!™ Cute 3BR, Why Rent?™ $550/mo. 815-878-7399

DIXON 2BR, appliances, fenced garage, yard, basement. Lease. $725/ mo. Non smoking. No pets. Sec. Dep. 815-973-2105. 3 BR ranch, comfinished pletely basement & 2 car garage. $800 per mth, $800 dep. 815-288-5766

NEW TODAY 3BR 1BA 1801 St., Factory $650/mo. + dep. 904-422-0359 Nice 3BR 2 ½ BA 1600 sq. ft. big garage, deep lot, $900/mo. + dep. 1003 E. Chamberlin St., Dixon 303898-5763 for showing.

Very nice, 2BR, applcs., no smoking or pets. $600/mo. 815-499-6711


2BR Townhome $600/mo. Hampton Apts. 625-7043

OREGON 2BR home, 1320 N. IL Rt 2, Oregon. $800/mo. Pets ok. 708-203-6677.

POLO 2BR 1 story home C/A, gas heat. Appliances furnished. No pets. Dep. & refs. req. $595/mo or 815-946-2714 815-946-3191.

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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


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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

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. 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




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



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


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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

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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

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Responsible for diesel engines, transmissions, brake systems, electrical trouble shooting, steering and cooling systems. • Keeps track of the maintenance work on the vehicles • Ensures services provided are in compliance with safety procedures.

Education & Experience Required: • High School Diploma or GED • Vocational or Technical certification preferred • 1-2 years of automotive or diesel experience preferred • Working knowledge in the use of hand tools required • A valid driver’s license is required, and, must either possess a CDL or have the ability to obtain CDL license required

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



Gun & Horse Tack Auction, Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Rock Hollow Hunt Club, 1931 Route 75 East, Freeport (www.Rock HollowHuntClub. com) Viewing 10amNoon; Auction starts at noon. Consignments wanted. Turn your old guns and sporting goods into Christmas Cash! 815-599-5690 Over 100,000 items available 24/7 www.USCguns. com

SPECIAL SALES 620 The Christmas Cupboard at 116 N. Franklin in Polo is the place to get your Christmas decorations, gifts and Christmas trees at reasonable prices. Open Tues – Sat.10-5 through December 815-440-7618




Mattress sets: $99, Full Twin $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Bunk Bed $298. Call 309451-7477


Christmas in the Country!

Saturday 8-4 Sunday 10-3 28049 Woodside Dr. (Off Buell) Trees, wreaths, over 100 snowmen, antique furniture, cookies, breads, “Muffins & More” muffins. ❉ ❄Heated ❄ ❉ ✼ Garage!!! ✼

Recliner Couch, dk. brown leather, like new, clean, 815-622$500 3004

Sofa, blue & white. Good cond. $60. Call 815-732-1492

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

Twin, full, queen, king beds. Electric lift recliner, washer, dryer, refrig., sofas, dresser, recliner, table/ chairs 815718-4385.


STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 Sat. 12/3 Noon5pm and Sun. 12/4 10am-2pm 15681 Lakeside Drive, Sterling ESTATE SALE Couches, sofa sleeper, dining room set, bedroom sets, chairs, hutch, patio furniture, tools, and miscellaneous.

Dog kennel 16x10, walk-in gate. $100. 815-625-6158.

NEW TODAY Smooth Collie puppies, AKC. Health/ Eye checked, first shots & wormed. Champ. Pedigree. $900-$1400. 815-499-0325.


Very special young cats that need warm loving home. 815-441-2416

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

Wanted: Tea Cup size F Chihuahua, adult, short hair, reasonably priced or free. 815-5649022 after 2:00.

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




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

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Corner cabinet/ hutch space saver. Furniture in Dixon. $99 630-772-5051

-1973 Johnson Outboard 9.5 HP, runs good. $300 815-219-2734 or 815-981-1441

Faux Fur full length coat; size 12 brown $100 815after 288-5636 7pm

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Design a blueprint that you know will work, and present what you have to offer with confidence. Stick to your plans to stop others from taking advantage of you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Emotions will flare up if you get into conversations with people in positions of authority. Don’t burn bridges, or you will end up getting stuck with a messy cleanup job. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Keep your plans simple and your goals realistic. There is plenty to gain by being prepared and taking your time to go over the small but important details. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- If you want to get ahead, stop being so accommodating and stay focused on your own passion. Develop an idea and call in favors that will lead to your success. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The unpredictable nature

of what’s going on around you will be unnerving. Do your best, take a disciplined approach to your responsibilities and don’t lose sight of your goals. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Keep life simple. Hanging out with the wrong people will lead to loss, injury or emotional stress. Making personal improvements and investing in your future will be in your best interest. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -A change of attitude or mood will develop if an unexpected loss occurs due to a lack of reserve or insight. Make sure you do your homework before you take on an impossible task. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Take it easy when it comes to your health and physical wellness. Too much of anything will lead to trouble. Focus on love, nurturing important relationships and making travel or educational plans.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Bring about positive change at work and home by pursuing what makes you happy. Have faith in your ability to get things done. An unusual offer will spark interest. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Set aside a space at home to develop or expand a project you want to pursue, or attend a networking event. Romance is highlighted, and sharing your feelings will encourage a commitment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Emotions will surface when you deal with personal or domestic matters. Don’t let anyone use manipulative tactics to guilt you into something you don’t agree with or want to do. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Plan an adventure or sign up for something that will help you develop skills, experience and knowledge. Doing your own thing will lead to discord with someone who feels left out. ©2016 UFS


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Looking for something for that special someone? Black PersianLamb Jacket sz. 12 $25. 815-622-3860 Looking for something for that special someone? Black PersianLamb Coat sz. 14 $50. 815-622-3860 Mink Coat; barely worn, full length, size 12; lite brown 815-288$100 5636 after 7:00 pm Mr. and Mrs. P's 710 S. Galena Dxn A unique store kitchenware coins furniture quilts artwork and more Wed-Sat 10-5 815-288-1178 Nuwave Infrared oven, as seen on TV. Accessories & works great. $35 815-626-6203 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 Relativity women's boots from Bergners $20 815-4414543

NEW TODAY SEARS •10 inch Radial Arm Saw on stand. $350. •14 inch band saw. $250. 815-994-0377

Toshiba 50” thewide HDtv ater $100 815-4995002

NEW TODAY Chickens for sale, $3 each. Call 815345-1415. 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



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






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1994 Mustang GT convertible, red. 34,600mi. Exc. cond. Florida car. $10,000/obo. Call 815-499-7430. 1998 Neon Plymouth 147k mi. rebuilt transmission. New breaks good cond. $1,650 OBO. 815-938-2655 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 inte12k miles. rior. 306hp V6. Excellent condition, like showroom new. 5 yr transferable tire & rim warranty. $36,750 OBO. 815499-4183 creditautosales Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from.

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1966 Chevy step bed C10 pickup. New 350 motor & trans. $8,000. Call 815-440-9132 for more details. 1985 Dodge PickProspector Up Truck & new complete, box 81,400 actual a great miles, project truck, $2500/obo 815632-7254

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1993 Chevy ½ ton , $600/obo 291 IL Rt 2 Lot 314, Rock River Estates Dixon 815-973-9296 911

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




1989 Chevy Silverado, 2 door, half ton, 2 tone, mint condition! nothing needed! $6,500 815-946-3572


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2007 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB 4X4! $287/mo. U2024A






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1998 Chevy ¾ Ton $3300 KBB list asking $2700. 187K miles. For more info. call between 8am - 1pm 815-677-6636 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



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2015 Chevy Equinox FWD Gray ..................................................... $23,900* 2014 Chevy Impala Limited LTZ Gray ..................................................... $15,500* 2014 Chevy 1500, Dbl Cab, 4x4 Black .................................................... $26,900* 2014 Chevy Impala 2LT, Leather Red ...................................................... $17,900* 2014 Chevy 1500 Dbl Cab 4x4 271 Maroon ................................................ $28,900* 2013 Chevy 2500 Reg Cab 2WD Black ................................................... $19,500* 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 LT Ext Cab, Leather, Red ......................................... $25,900* 2013 Chevy Traverse AWD LT, White.................................................... $20,900* 2013 Chevy Equinox FWD ILT Silver.................................................... $16,900* 2013 Chev 1500, 2 Wd, X-Cab Blue...................................................... $20,900* 2013 Chevy Camaro 2SS Red ...................................................... $25,500* 2013 Chevy Suburban LT, 4x4 Black .................................................... $34,500*



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




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Telescope 5” reflecting Meade Telestar. Includes: Autostar computer control, 3 eye pieces, lens stand and manual. $150 Like new! 815-626-6480

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 V6, 65k mi. new tires. Breaks, very good cond. $9,800. 815-625-9160

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LIKE NEW 2012 X720 John Deere tractor, hard cab, rear whl. weights, 54” snow blower. 21 hrs. $11,500 obo. 815-626-0006


2001 Mercedes ML 320, 132K, AWD, hitch, reliable. $5250. Call 815-312-0037




John Deere STX 38 tractor, 14.5hp, 38” deck with bagger. Runs good. $550. Call 815625-1606.

Wooden high chair $20. 815-7321492

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


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

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Glass Punch Bowl 10 cups, ladle, 5 pc. Silverplate server, sugar, creamer $20 815-973-0113






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