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Dog learns new trick: Retirement Police pooch will stay with his partner in crime-fighting BY ASHLEY CADY 815-625-3600, ext. 5521 @ashleycady_svm

STERLING – The new year always brings plenty of new beginnings, and that’s certainly the case for one team at the Sterling Police Department. On Dec. 31, just before his 12th birthday, police K-9 Marco ended his career with the Sterling PD. The Belgian Malinois started his time on the force in March 2005, at almost a year and a half old. Marco had an extensive career, spending his time as a full-service dog searching for drugs, articles and cadavers, while also tracking and protecting.

Officer Pat Bartel, 46, of Rock Falls, was Marco’s handler for the duration of his service, and now, in his doggie retirement, will be his full-time owner. A state law that took effect Jan. 1 requires departments to offer handlers the chance to take over ownership of their retiring K-9 partners. If the officer does not want to keep the dog, it can be given to another officer or employee, a no-kill animal shelter, or a nonprofit organization. Being unwanted was never in Marco’s future, though. Alex T. Paschal/ “I had spent a lot of time training with him,” It seems a fitting reward for more than a decade of loyal service: Bartel said. Sterling PD’s K-9 cop, Marco, now retired at age 12, also is now RETIREMENT continued on A54 the personal pet of his handler, officer Pat Bartel.



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Stuck in a holding pattern Clock ticking for the airport, but its board needs guidance from city first BY RACHEL RODGERS 815-625-3600, ext. 5529 @rj_rodgers

Chase Pierce of Walnut reacts to getting up close and personal with Beads, a tegu that handler Jon Heidler brought to Sauk Valley Community College on Wednesday. The reptile was one of a slew of sleek and slithery creatures that made an appearance at the college as part of the free presentation, Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles. The audience was treated to an up-close, interactive and humorous experience with reptiles and amphibians from around the world. DiNaso, of Downer’s Grove, has been traveling with his reptilian troupe for 20 years on a mission to dispel fears, debunk myths, and educate the world on the wonders of the misunderstood creatures, whose habitats are threatened and lives endangered by fear and misinformation. Go to or find Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles on Facebook for more infor-

DIXON – The Dixon Municipal Airport Board is preparing for improvement projects over the next 5 years, but it needs the City Council’s blessing before moving forward. The city has been looking into ways to make the airport a more sustainable operation during the past several months, and the council was given a variety of options to mull over from a feasibility study completed in October. PATTERN continued on A54


Graduating from mayor to lawmaker McCombie sworn in, joins freshman class in the 100th General Assembly BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ 815-625-3600, ext. 5535 @KathleenSchul10

SPRINGFIELD – It’s official: She’s a freshman. Former Savanna Mayor Tony McCombie is now state Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna. She took the official oath of office Wednesday at the University of Illinois Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield, along with the rest of her 100th General Assembly compatriots. Tony “I want to thank the people of the 71st McCombie District and express just how proud I am to serve them ...,” McCombie said in a news release. “Being their voice in Springfield is a privilege and a responsibility that I do not take lightly. “I have already begun reaching out to community leaders to hear the needs of the district, what issues are of the greatest concern, and how I can help solve problems for our region.”

ABOVE: John Mark Epps, 9, of Rock Falls, holds Whopper, an 8-year-old African sulcata tortise. The slow-moving creature, along with his two other tortoise pals at Wednesday’s show, Big Nugget and Big Mac, were given fast-food-inspired names. RIGHT: Iggy Azalea clings to Heidler.

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POLICE Sterling Police

Zachery J. McGee, 22, of Sterling; 3:13 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of East Third Street; Whiteside County warrants – retail theft and failure to reduce speed, and an Ogle County warrant – theft from a coin-operated machine; taken to Whiteside County Jail. Jace C. Meyer, 23, of Sterling, 7:27 p.m. Tuesday at Avenue G and West LeFevre Road; driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage and no seat belt; given notice to appear in court.

Rock Falls Police

April M. Howe, 36, of Stockton; 11:05 p.m. Tuesday at Second Street and Avenue B; operating an uninsured motor vehicle; given notice to appear in court. Brian L Wessels, 51, of Rock Falls; 2:31 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of East Second Street; speeding; given notice to appear in court. Joshua R. Jomant, 31, of Mendota; 8:18 a.m. Tuesday at First Avenue and Second Street; expired registration; given notice to appear in court. Zachary P. Sandoval, 25, of Sterling; 2:35 p.m. Tuesday at Dixon Avenue and Wiker Drive; speeding; given notice to appear in court. Manuel E. Marquez, 50, of Rock Falls; 4:04 p.m. Tuesday at First Avenue and Wiker Driver; speeding; given notice to appear. Abbey M. Bensley, 23, of Morrison; 11:06 a.m. Tuesday at Eighth Avenue and Second Street; disobeying a stop sign; given notice to appear.

James L. Hemminger, 69, of Sterling; 11:18 a.m. Tuesday at Culver Street and Fifth Avenue; disobeying a stop sign; given notice to appear in court. Jessica A. Freels, 27, of Rock Falls; 11:29 a.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Seventh Avenue; Lee County warrant – failure to appear; posted bond. Boy, 14, of Rock Falls; 11:16 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of Fifth Street; criminal damage to state supported property; released to parents.

Dixon Police

Richard Shomaker, 20, of Dixon; 8:18 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of East Morgan Street; Rockford Police Department warrant – probation violation; taken to Lee County Jail. Alexis Jones-Velazquez, 24, of Dixon; 12:04 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Palmyra Street; domestic battery; taken to Lee County Jail.

Ogle County Sheriff

Hector Cervantes, 20, of DeKalb; Tuesday; Ogle County warrant – uninsured motor vehicle; posted bond. Bradley J. Christensen, 31, of Rochelle; Tuesday; Ogle County warrant – failure to appear; given notice to appear in court. Jason A. Edwards, 42, of Stillman Valley; Tuesday; Ogle County warrant – failure to appear; posted bond and given notice to appear in court. Jeff McNelis, 30, of Mendota; Tuesday; Ogle County warrant – retail theft; taken to Ogle County Jail. Andrew M. Warbritton, 24, of Rockford; Tuesday; Ogle County warrant – failure to appear; given notice to appear in court. Girl, 12; 9:22 a.m. Wednesday at the Chana Education Center; disorderly conduct; released to parents.

State Police

Jeff M. Mcnelis, 31, of Sandwich; 10:07 a.m. Tuesday on southbound I-39 near Paw Paw; Lee County warrant; taken to Lee County Jail.

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Man killed in crash identified bound on Rock Island Road in an SUV, passing a car about 6:20 a.m. when Larry he lost conLahman trol, went in the ditch, and hit some landscaping fencing, trees, and a utility pole at Browns Beach Road, just east of Rock Falls near Nelson. The SUV caught fire, and Lahman died at the scene, said Cpl. Jared

Larry Lahman lived in Dixon BY ASHLEY CADY 815-625-3600, ext. 5521 @ashleycady_svm

ROCK FALLS – The Dixon man who died Tuesday morning in a fiery crash has been identified as 64-year-old Larry D. Lahman, Lee County Coroner Jesse Partington confirmed. Lahman was east-

investigation. Lahman is survived by his wife, Nancy Lahman; his seven siblings Paul, Bob, John, Jim, and Donna Wellman, Marge Jackson and Marguerite Daniels; his four children Jimmie Lahman, Christine Lahman, Kathrine Ketchum and Karl Ketchum Jr.; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Study: Officers are reluctant to use force ATLANTA (AP) – The so-called “Ferguson effect� – officers backing off of policing out of fear that their actions will be questioned after the fact – has been talked about but never really quantified. A new study suggests the effect is a reality, with three-quarters of officers surveyed saying they are hesitant to use force, even when appropriate, and are less willing to stop and question suspicious people. The nonpartisan Pew Research Center questioned at least 8,000 officers from departments with at least 100 officers between May 19 and Aug. 14 last year – most of it ahead of the fatal shootings of five officers in Dallas and three officers in Baton Rouge. What it found was a significant fear among police about their safety and about carrying out some of the everyday acts of policing. It also shows a stark difference in how white and black officers view the protests that have taken place after some of the high-profile shootings of black suspects in the past several years, with black officers believing the protests are genuine acts of civil disobedience designed to hold police accountable, while white officers are more skeptical of the protesters’ motives. “White officers and black officers have very different views about where we are as a country in terms of achieving equal rights,� said Kim Parker, the director of social trends research

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Pew Research Center questioned at least 8,000 officers from departments with at least 100 officers between May 19 and Aug. 14 2016. The report can be viewed at

Key Findings • 86 percent of officers said that fatal encounters between blacks and police have made policing more difficult • 93 percent said they’re more concerned about safety • 76 percent said they’re more reluctant to use force when appropriate • 75 percent said interactions between police and blacks have become more tense • 72 percent said they or their colleagues are more reluctant to stop and question people who seem suspicious In 2014, a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri shot and killed black teen Michael Brown, setting off a movement drawing greater scrutiny of police use of force, particularly against black citizens. In the years since, other fatal encounters with police in such cities as Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Milwaukee, Chicago and New York have put officers under the microscope, especially as video has captured more of these events. There has been a concern, largely shared in anecdotes, of officers holding back on stopping suspicious people or other policing out of concern that they’d be cast as racist. But the Pew survey provides the first national evidence that those concerns might be having a real impact on how officers do their jobs.

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Plum Creek needs more than a 360-ton bandage Erosion issue needs fix for the long term BY RACHEL RODGERS 815-625-3600, ext. 5529 @rj_rodgers

DIXON – The Park Board might have found an affordable fix for erosion at Plum Creek, but it will take more than a pile of rocks to solve the problem in the longterm. At its previous meeting, the board discussed allo-

cating $20,000 in next year’s budget, which begins April 1, to address concerns along the creek banks, especially in an area that holds up a portion of Page Drive. Park District Maintenance Director Duane Long told the board Wednesday that he might have found a way to help stabilize the banks for $13,300. Long and his crew placed about 120 tons of rip rap (large rocks) along 100 feet of the bank last year. He proposed extending the rip rap 150 feet

Next meeting

The Dixon Park Board next meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the district office, 804 Palmyra St. Go to or the park district office, or call 815-284-3306 for an agenda or more information. downstream to build the bank back up and doing the same to another 150 feet across from the Al Morrison playground. That would add about 360 tons of rip rap along the bank. The project would also include removing fallen trees from the creek, planting new trees and adding soil to provide a

stronger barrier. Long said they wouldn’t be able to start on the project until Com-Ed, which owns part of the creek, finishes working on power lines in that area in mid-March. District Executive Director Deb Carey said they will also have to make sure the project fits standards set by the

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Though action needs to be taken, it would only be a temporary fix for the larger, and much more expensive, issue. “This is not solving the problem,” Carey said. “The problem is the entire watershed.” Plum Creek receives water runoff from as far as Lowell Park, and its banks have been eroding for years. Long said there are sections where more than 7 feet of land has washed away. A comprehensive overhaul of the creek and its

weak spots could cost about $200,000. “We need to do something to stop the hemorrhaging,” board member Steve Prtichard said. The board plans to continue discussing the project at its next meeting. The board also heard concerns from the Polo Snow Rangers and the Blackhawk Snowblazers Snowmobile Club about a proposal for the UTV Trail Program to run year-round on the Joe Stengel Trail. No action was taken on the proposal.


Sauk Valley faces slight chance of icy conditions BY RACHEL RODGERS 815-625-3600, ext. 5529 @rj_rodgers

DIXON – The Sauk Valley faces a slight chance of icy conditions this week as it sits on the outer edge of a storm expected to span 1,000 miles. The light rain that moved into the area Wednesday could combine with a wintry mix this morning, causing slick conditions. The area is under a freezing rain advisory until 9 a.m. today. Meteorologist Casey

“Slight changes in the track of the system can mean big changes in the forecast” David Cousins

National Weather Service Sullivan of the National Weather Service in Chicago said the Dixon area could see less than a tenth of an inch of ice into the morning. It will not be significant enough to damage trees or power lines, but it could be problematic on untreated

A gloomy forecast

It’s gloomy days and cloudy skies ahead, today through the Monday holiday, the National Weather Service says. Today’s forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of light snow in the morning, with northwest winds 5 to 10 mph, a high in the mid 20s and a low around 8. Expect more of the same Friday, with a high in the low 20s, morning wind chills to 7 below and a low around 15. roadways, he said. Meteorologist David Cousins of the NWS in the Quad Cities said as the storm exits to the east of the Sterling and Rock Falls area tonight, it will give way to cold air com-

ing in and wind chills of 5 below zero Thursday into Friday. There will also be a 50 percent chance of snow Sunday turning into a wintry mix Monday before temperatures

Saturday will be a bit warmer, with a high in the upper 20s and a low around 18. Sunday, the high will creep into the low 30s. There’s a 50 percent chance of freezing rain, possibly mixed with rain that night, and a low in the mid 20s. Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will see more freezing rain in the morning, with an 80 percent chance of plain old rain in the afternoon. The high will be in the mid-30s, with a 60 percent chance of freezing rain after midnight and a low in the low 30s. warm up into the 30s and 40s next week. An ice storm is slated to run from Texas to Ohio from Friday to Sunday, and though it’s likely the impact on the Sauk Valley will be mild, Cousins said

residents and travelers should be mindful of the forecast and path of the storm. “Slight changes in the track of the system can mean big changes in the forecast,” Cousins said.



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ROCK FALLS – Some of you might have found an appeal in your mailbox this week: The American Red Cross needs blood donors to help counter a winter shortage. “The season has changed, and winter is one of the times when we have our heaviest need,” said Michelle Adams, with the

“Winter is one of the times when we have our heaviest need.” Michelle Adams Red Cross

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Guard building, 412 W. Everett St., Dixon. • 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road. Donors who give blood by Jan. 29 will receive a $10 e-gift certificate.

JOLIET – Firefighters were forced to stage a breakout Monday after an urban explorer found herself locked inside a cell at the Joliet Correctional Center. Though the facility south of Chicago has been closed to the public since 2002, two teenage girls got in through a hole in the fence, according to Illinois State Police. “About 2:45 p.m., they were wandering around the building when one of them managed to lock herself inside a cell,” Joliet Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Stromberg said. “They didn’t call 911, but did call the fire department’s front office.” Firefighters found the teens and used a sledgehammer to break through a brick wall to free the girl, Stromberg said. “Her jail time was about 45 minutes,” Stromberg said. The teens, who are not from the area, will face trespassing charges, according to state police reports. – Shaw Media


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Madigan elected speaker; held the post for 32 years Senate votes to limit terms for future leaders to 10 years SPRINGFIELD (AP) – reintroduced a packThe Illinois House re- age of legislation they elected Michael Madi- negotiated in recent gan on Wednesweeks to push day to a 17th term long-stalled budas its leader, putget talks forward. ting him on track Cullerton and to soon become Radogno, who the longest-servwere unsuccessing statehouse ful in implementspeaker in moding the changes Michael ern U.S. history, during the preMadigan and he pledged vious session, to help find a solution pledged to get Senate to the state’s ongoing approval by the end of budget stalemate. January. The measures For 2 years the Dem- include an income tax ocratic-controlled Leg- increase, a hike in the islature has failed to minimum wage and secure a budget deal corporate tax loopwith Republican Gov. hole closings, but also Bruce Rauner, easily demands from Raunthe top priority for the er’s agenda, including 100th General Assem- a property tax freeze bly. and rules to reduce the In one possible sign cost workers’ compenof an olive branch to sation. Rauner, the Senate “The state needs a voted unanimously to budget. Period,” Cullimit leaders’ tenure to lerton, 68, said after 10 years – the first time his re-election to a the chamber has ever packed chamber that taken that step. included Rauner. “This One House Democrat has become nearly as took the rare step of ridiculous as it is frusnot voting for Madigan, trating.” instead voting present, Cullerton and Radoas a sign of his con- gno explained they stituents’ exasperation d i d n ’ t i n v o l v e t h e with the deadlock in H o u s e o r R a u n e r Springfield that many in their recent talks blame on the speaker. because they wanted The steely Democrat- to see if they could ic speaker has held the first agree to somegavel for 32 of the past thing themselves. And 34 years. If he com- it provides an opporpletes the new 2-year tunity for the Senate to term, he will eclipse a step out of the shadow modern-day record set cast by the power and in the middle of the last longevity of Madigan, century by a South Car- disparaged as a “career olina Democrat. politician” by Rauner, After his re-election, who often holds him Madigan suggested it up to symbolize the would be possible to entire Legislature. get Illinois out of its The 74-year-old mess by bolstering the Madigan, a member economy without hurt- of the Illinois House ing the middle class. since 1971, was elected The term limits were speaker in 1983, lost it imposed by Senate from 1995 to 1997, but rule and don’t apply retook it. According to to the House. But it’s the Illinois Campaign one area of agreement for Political Reform, between Democratic Democrat Solomon Senate President John Blatt of South Carolina Cullerton – elected to a served 33 years – from fifth term as president – 1937 to 1946 and again and Republican Leader from 1951 to 1973. Christine Radogno they Madigan would eclipse hope helps break the Blatt’s tenure early impasse with Rauner. next year. For nearly 2 years, the Republicans urged first-term governor has Democrats to choose insisted on business- someone else as speakand political-climate er, but only one Demochanges – including crat – Rep. Scott Drury term limits – be part of Highwood – refused of a budget agreement to back him. He voted that likely will include “present,” and Madian income tax increase gan was elected 66-51. to whack away at bilDrury issued an lions of dollars in debt. u n u s u a l s t a t e m e n t Radogno promised explaining his vote by that term limits will likening it to the travelbe the substance of a er in Frost’s “The Road future constitutional Not Taken.” amendment which “Frost’s traveler said would go to voters and, [taking] the road less if approved, apply to traveled ‘made all the both the House and d i f f e r e n c e , ’ ” D r u r y Senate. said. “He was silent T h e m o v e c a m e on whether taking it before the pair of coop- was easy. I will let you e r a t i n g o p p o n e n t s know.”

IN BRIEF Congressional aide’s death is ruled a homicide OAK LAWN (AP) — The death of an aide to Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski has been ruled a homicide. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said Wednesday that Marianne Viverito suffered multiple stab wounds. Viverito’s body was found Tuesday in the basement of her Oak Lawn home after police received a request for a well-being check from an out-of-state police agency. The agency

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indicated a woman might have been injured in a domestic fight. Police have said Viverito’s death was an “isolated incident” and the public wasn’t in danger. Police said they had a suspect in the case, but wouldn’t release other details. Former state senator and current Stickney Township Supervisor Louis Viverito said his 55-year-old daughter was a divorced mother of two adult sons. He said her younger son was in Las Vegas when his mother’s body was found.

Mary D. Vaile DIXON – Mary D. Vaile, 84, of Dixon, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Mary was born Feb. 6, 1932, in Buda, the daughter of Churchill and Mabel (Friend) Crady. She married Martin Schaefer on March 24, 1950. She later married James “Jerry” Vaile on Oct. 4, 1985, in Dixon. Jerry preceded her in death. Surviving are her two sons, Martin (Kelly) Schaefer of Rock Falls and Kim (Mary) Schaefer of Morrison; five stepchildren, Rosemary (Grady) Watson of Indianapolis, Gary (Deb) Vaile of Sherwood, Arizona, Kenneth (Cheryle) Vaile of Bedford, Texas, Martin (Michelle) Vaile of Dixon, and Edward (Lana) Vaile of Dixon; nine grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren. Mary worked as a waitress at Fireside Inn in Harmon, then for many years as a commissary clerk for Dixon State School.

She later went on to work for BorgWarner, but she most enjoyed her work as a school bus aide alongside her husband, Jerry. Good friends, good conversation, and her family are just a few of the things that Mary loved in life. She was strong-willed, spiritual, stubborn, and loving in her own way. But most of all, she was a devoted mother who will be dearly missed. Preceding her in death are her parents; one son, Gary Schaefer; her first husband; two sisters, Inez Mardelle Schaefer and Doris Weir; and one brother, Raymond Crady. A gathering of friends and family will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, and a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, with Pastor Dan Bentz officiating. Cremation rights have been accorded. Memorial contributions may be directed to Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. Chapel Hill Funeral Home of Dixon is handing arrangements.

Martin ‘Marty’ K. Quest SUBLETTE – Martin K. “Marty” Quest, 59, of Sublette, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 21, 1957, in Princeton, the son of Joseph and Velma (Leffelman) Quest. He had worked for Lilja Tiling and Excavating for more than 20 years.   Marty was a tissue and organ donor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, and football. He always had a smile and a good word and loved a good laugh and a cold beer with friends. Marty is survived by his children, Adam Quest of Amboy, Jenna (Ben Pitchford) Quest of Woosung, and Haden McCoy of Amboy; grandchildren, Jayda, Benjamin Jr., and Jianna Pitchford; and his long-

time companion, Amy McCoy of Amboy. He also is survived by his mother, Velma Quest of Sublette; brothers, Alan (Eileen) Quest of Amboy and Brian (Michelle) Quest of La Moille; and sister, Lynn (Jason) Streit of Amboy. He was preceded in death by his father. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with the Rosary recited at 3:45 p.m. today at MihmJones Funeral Home in Amboy. Visitation also will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Church in Maytown, with the Rev. Randy Fronek officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Maytown. A memorial has been established. Visit to send condolences.

Judith L. Howell ROCK FALLS – Judith L. Howell, 66, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at her home. Judith was born Jan. 2, 1951, in Sterling, the daughter of Victor Hart and Betty (Sandusky) Forbes. She married James Howell on July 1, 1989, in Clinton, Iowa. She was employed as an X-ray and lab tech at Dr. Woods’ office in Morrison for 24 years. Survivors include her husband; her mother of Rock Falls; two daughters, Dacia (Thomas) Nelson of Sterling and Shireen Finkle of Rock Falls; five sisters, Lorraine (Charles) Brown of Texas, Janet (Gordon) Monn of Sterling, Julie

Hart of Rock Falls, Jana Hart of California, and Jolene (Sal) Buzzanca of Wisconsin; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and one son in infancy. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with Pastor Brian Tribley of Firehouse Church of God officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Firehouse Church of God. Visit to send condolences.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE WEEK ​ Today’s visitation: ▼ Martin Quest of Sublette, 4-8 p.m. at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. ▼ Today’s funerals: Jerry L. Conley of Rock Falls, 10 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Phyllis A. Boyd of Sterling, 4-6 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. ▼ Friday visitations: Judith L. Howell of Rock Falls, 9:30-11 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Martin Quest of Sublette, 10-10:45 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Maytown. Lucien Kroll “Skip” Laswell, of Byron; 5-7 p.m. at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Byron, with the rosary recited at 6:45 p.m. ▼ Friday funerals: Martin Quest of Sublette, 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Maytown. Judith L. Howell of Rock Falls, 11 a.m. at McDon-

Colleen S. Mallick DIXON – Colleen Schalae Mallick, 50, of Dixon, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at her home. She was born Nov. 2, 1966, in Cumberland Wisconsin, the daughter of Judith and Lloyd Pahlow. She graduated in 1984 from Barron High School in Barron, Wisconsin. Colleen continued her education at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Institute, with an associate in word processing, and went on to achieve her master’s in parapsychology from the University of London. She currently was working toward an associate in computer information systems at Sauk Valley Community College. Colleen was married more than once, and is remembered fondly by Thomas Smalley and Steve Slawinski. She was an avid reader with a love of fiction and fantasy books. She enjoyed playing video

DIXON – Carol L. Hanson, 88, of Dixon, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Franklin Grove Nursing Home. Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon handled arrangements.  

Anna L. Wiersema FULTON – Anna L. Wiersema, 88, of Fulton, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home handled arrangements.

games with her children and made movie nights a tradition. She was a lifelong learner and an intuitive mathematician. She loved swimming, her cats, and above all, her children. Colleen is survived by her daughter, Ashley; her son, Devin; her stepdaughter, Rachel Guttman; her mother, Judith Pahlow; her father, Lloyd (Joann) Pahlow; her sisters, Carrie Olwin, Connie (Robert) Glogowski, Lucinda (Dwight) Beeke, and Jody (Brian) Farley; her brother, David (Joanna) Pahlow; 12 nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces and great-nephews. Colleen’s memorial service will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Visit to send condolences.

Donald J. Fischer LYNDON – Donald Joseph Fischer, 80, of Lyndon, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Symphony of Orchard Valley in Aurora. Don was a longtime employee at IBP in Joslin. Donald is survived by his wife, Edith; five children; Brenda (Guy) Reggelsen of Clinton, Iowa, Glenn Katzenburger of Lyndon, Dan Fischer of Salt Lake City, Scott (Debbie) Katzenburger of Sterling, Kristel Mhaidra of Raleigh, North

Carolina; and 10 grandchildren, including Emilio Fischer of Lyndon, who they raised. Donald was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Jennings; his mother, Rika Jennings; a brother and a sister. There will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to: Scott Katzenburger, 2116 Fifth Ave., Sterling, IL 61081

Larry D. Lahman DIXON – Larry D. Lahman, 64, of Dixon, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

Marian E. Bollman DIXON – Marian E. Bollman, 101, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

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ald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Colleen S. Mallick of Dixon, 3-6 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. ▼ Saturday visitations: Gregory T. Pfeifer of Winter Haven, Florida, 10-11 a.m. at PrestonSchilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Mary D. Vaile of Dixon, 10-11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church in Dixon. ▼ Saturday funerals: Lucien Kroll “Skip” Laswell, of Byron, 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Byron. Mary D. Vaile of Dixon, 11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church in Dixon. John O. Bonnell of Dixon, 11 a.m. celebration of life at Dixon Elks Club. Gregory T. Pfeifer of Winter Haven, Florida, 11 a.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Douglas Payne of Amboy, 4 p.m. celebration of life at Amboy Community Building.

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would like to THANK EVERYONE for their thou ether through thoughtfulness during Bob’s illness, and after, whether prayers, food, cards, flowers, or donations to Bob’s memorials. Special thanks to Jones Funeral Home, Fr. Richard Kramer, Fr. Toni Kretowicz, St. Anne Church, K of C #690, Fr. Boland 4th Degree Assembly for their assistance during the visitation and funeral Mass. We would also like to thank OSF St. Anthony’s, Rockford, for the kind and compassionate care provided by the 4th floor East staff and Dr. Francis Evangelista during Bob’s month long stay. Donna Wolf Andrew and Liz Foster and family Dave and Jenny Baker and family Craig and Mele Thomas and family Clifford and Joanne Smith and family

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Department will likely wait to get a Revised plan also dog to follow in Marco’s pawsteps key for airport RETIREMENT






“We spent 10 to 12 hours a day together in a car,” Bartel said. He was a partner that I could always rely on, and he was always there for me. He’s like a member of the family. “There was no way I was going to let anyone else take him, put him down or anything like that. I didn’t want to change anything up for him and what he was used to, either.” Loyalty is not a quality lost on Bartel, who has been on the Sterling force his entire 23-year career, 21 of them with the K-9 unit. He could not be more excited to have Marco full-time, and his family agrees. Bartel’s two children, Brycen, 15, and Brenyn, 6, love having Marco around. Marco is a “light switch dog,” Bartel said, meaning that when he’s not working, he’s very social and friendly. He never has to worry about how Marco will react around children or people he doesn’t know. “He has a tremendous personality, and he has been great to work with,”

Those options ranged from generating revenue by leasing excess land for an energy company to build a solar farm, implementing aggressive fuel prices and allowing third parties to build hangars on the property, as well as the other end of the spectrum – going through the multiyear process of closing it down. The council gave a consensus to try to improve operations rather than to clip the airport’s wings, but it hasn’t taken official action on whether the facility should continue to collect funds from the Federal Aviation Administration. “They’re going to have to make a decision soon,” City Manager Cole O’Donnell said during the Airport Board meeting Wednesday. The Airport Board reviewed a list of capital projects, most of which would be paid for with FAA entitlement funds that carry a 20-year obligation, meaning the city would be on the hook for repaying a portion of those dollars if the airport closed. However, those funds pay for 95 percent of airport projects and provide about $150,000 a year. The proposed capital projects include improving fencing around the airport perimeter and lighting on both runways, which would total about $685,000 in FAA funds between fiscal years 2019 and 2021. Airport Board Chairman Dave Flenner said it would be much easier to plan ahead for the projects if they had the council’s approval. Another project, and one of the airport’s top priorities, is to update its Airport

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Sterling police officer Pat Bartel and his K-9 partner, Marco, gave a demonstration at Christ Lutheran School in Sterling in 2013, as part of Lutheran Schools Week. Bartel said. “He is everything that I expected. I put a lot of work into him to get him to the level he was at, and it was nice to see that pay off.” Marco still is a very keen worker, but his body was starting to slow down, and hip problems were cropping up. “His mind and everything else wanted to work, but it was just his body, kind of like us

humans, you get to a point and you just can’t do that same things anymore,” Bartel said. Marco is Bartel’s second K-9 partner. He also adopted his first dog, Kaydo, who retired in 2006 and died about a year and a half later. As for Marco’s replacement, Bartel says it might be a little while before the department looks into getting another dog.

“Chief [Tim] Morgan and I have discussed it, and right now until we get back at full staffing, we’ll probably [wait],” he said. Bartel said he’s not quite sure whether he’ll continue to work with the K-9 unit. “It’s just my body is getting a little tired, too. We’ll see. I’ve got a lot of years on it, so it might be time to let somebody else have a shot at it.”

McCombie: State needs balanced budget MCCOMBIE


McCombie, a Republican, defeated two-term Democratic Rep. Mike Smiddy in November, taking about 66 percent of the vote in her home county of Carroll, and 63 percent in Whiteside County. The lack of a budget has caused the state unprecedented challenges, including a shrinking population and lost jobs. McCombie, therefore, has prioritized economic development, education funding and strong constituent service as her top priorities, she said.

Local contacts

GOP Rep. Tony McCombie will open her district office at 9317 state Route 84 in Savanna sometime this month. A phone number is being set up. She and her staff will hold regular mobile office hours districtwide, starting in the spring. You also can follow her activities and drop her a line on Facebook. The 43-year-old also is a real estate agent and owner of Blue Appraisals. “As a mayor and small businesswoman, I know how to balance a budget,” she said in the release. “Illinois needs a budget that is truly balanced while fully funding education, protecting taxpayers, and creating a climate that promotes job creation.” The 71st District,

which also includes Rock Island and Henry counties, was one of several Illinois House races targeted by both parties as key battlegrounds for control of that chamber. More than $3 million was poured into the race. Much of McCombie’s money came from the Republican Party, while Smiddy was financed largely by organized labor. Upon her election,

McCombie said voters were hungry for a candidate who didn’t sugarcoat the situation in Springfield, and she vowed to work both sides of the aisle to help break the gridlock. “Communication will be the key, and that has been one of my biggest strengths in everything I’ve done,” she said.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Politicians and members of the media are increasingly bemoaning the rise of “fake news,” though rarely is there agreement on how to define it. But can this new phenomenon be legislated away? Two separate bills introduced by Democratic lawmakers Wednesday aim to do just that by offering proposals that would help teach Californians to think more critically about the news they read online. Democratic Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez has introduced a measure that would require the state to develop curriculum standards that incorporate “civic online reasoning” to teach students how to evaluate news they read on the internet.

Layout Plan with the FAA to clear the way for a solar farm to set up shop in the next couple of years. The plan would be revised by removing the possibility of expanding the runway and having the agency declare sections of farmland south of the runway as surplus. The surplus land could then be used for other purposes, such as leasing it to a solar farm. “To move forward, we have to get the plan revised,” he said. O’Donnell said he has spoken to a couple of energy companies about a possible solar farm, but it would probably take about 2 or 3 years to go through all the permitting and red tape before a solar farm is constructed. The cost of updating the plan was uncertain – O’Donnell estimated it would be about $330,000 according to the feasibility study, but board member Brian Brown said that figure was much too high. O’Donnell said the plan could be paid for with an FAA grant, which wouldn’t have the 20-year obligation that comes with accepting FAA entitlement funds, but more research would be needed to be sure. He plans to present the list of projects to the City Council on Tuesday and get a better idea of what direction the airport will take. “We don’t want to be spinning our wheels when we want some traction,” he said.

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IN BRIEF Lawmakers introduce bills to help combat fake news

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The City Council next meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 121 W. Second St. Go to discoverdixon. org or call City Hall at 815-288-1485 for an agenda or more information.

“Recently, we have seen the corrupting effects of a deliberate propaganda campaign driven by fake news,” Gomez said in a statement. “When fake news is repeated, it becomes difficult for the public to discern what’s real. These attempts to mislead readers pose a direct threat to our democracy.” Gomez said his bill, AB 155, would prepare California students to differentiate “between news intended to inform and fake news intended to mislead.” In a similar measure, SB 135 by state Sen. Bill Dodd, a Democrat, the state education board would be tasked with creating a framework for a “media literacy” curriculum. The fake news phenomenon burst into public consciousness at the close of the 2016 election, when analysts found that factually inaccurate news stories found surprisingly large audiences online.

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Ag secretary: Saving the best for last? What we think Only one cabinet-level secretary nomination remains to be announced by the incoming administration. We hope President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of Agriculture is a good one.


t is 8 days and counting before the inauguration of Presidentelect Donald Trump. It is 8 days and counting before the Trump administration takes over the reins of the U.S. government. Trump has been a busy man since his surprise victory on Nov. 8. Assembling a White House staff and selecting nominees to be in charge of various departments is a monumental task. With Trump’s announcement Wednesday of his nomination of David Shulkin to lead the sprawling Veterans Affairs department, he has made all his cabinet-level nominations except one. Agriculture secretary. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, created in 1862 under President Abraham Lincoln’s watch, is important to the nation in general, and to farmers of the Sauk Valley in particular. The Ag Department offers programs and provides direction in a lot of areas that affect thousands of farmers and ranchers across the country. Names of several potential nominees have been floated in various news reports, including Tribune News Service. Among them: • Sonny Perdue III, former governor of Georgia. Perdue met with Trump on Nov. 30, and some consider him the frontrunner. • Elsa Murano, former president of Texas A&M University. • Henry Bonilla, a former congressman from Texas.

• Sid Miller, Texas agriculture commissioner. • Susan Combs, former Texas agriculture commissioner. • Abel Maldonado, former California lieutenant governor. • Butch Otter, Idaho governor. • Heidi Heitkamp, a Democratic U.S. senator from North Dakota. Whoever is nominated will take over from Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, the former governor of Iowa who has served all 8 years of President Barack Obama’s tenure. We note that Vilsack was nominated on Dec. 17, 2008, more than a month before Obama’s first inauguration. Issues facing the new ag secretary are many. American farmers export a lot of their crops and commodities, so they could be impacted by any changes the new administration might make in import and export policy. If the new administration relaxes environmental regulations, farmers could well benefit. The new ag secretary will also be called on to deal with the intricacies of the 2018 Farm Bill. In any endeavor such as choosing cabinet-level secretaries, someone has to be last. We hope the Ag Department’s appearance at the bottom of Mr. Trump’s nominee list isn’t any sort of an indication of his regard for America’s hard-working farmers and ranchers. Perhaps Mr. Trump is merely saving the best for last. We sincerely hope that is the case.


Meeting will be Jan. 23 on St. Jude Rides GARY L. FULRATH Sterling

The 2017 St. Jude Rides are here, and we are starting to raise funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Last year, we had about 20 motorcycles and 30 people who went on the ride from Sterling, Rock Falls and Dixon. We raised approximately $28,000. We hope to increase the motorcycles to at least 40 this year and have 55 riders. Our first meeting will be at Days Inn in Rock Falls at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Please come to see what the ride is about. The St. Jude Rides event is a 3-day annual motorcycle ride from various cities around the Midwest to Memphis, Tennessee. The dates of the ride are Sept. 14-16. The mission of the ride is to support the mission of ALSAC and to provide funds, raised through motorcycle riding events, to St. Jude Children’s Research Host  Editorials

pital and the St. Jude Midwest affiliate in Peoria. In its 10th year, the St. Jude Motorcycle Ride roared onto the St. Jude campus this past Sept. 16 and raised $712,600. Since its inception, the St. Jude Rides have raised more than $4.4 million. More than 75 percent of the money raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital comes from private donations, such as the ride. Satellite rides this past year were from Princeton and Sterling-Rock Falls, Kansas City, Missouri, Des Moines, Iowa, and Nashville, Tennessee. St. Jude is the premiere children’s research hospital in the world. This event will mean a great deal for local kids who need treatment, and who are treated free of charge! The Sterling-Rock Falls St. Jude Rides is looking for motorcycle riders to join us on the ride in September. Please feel free to contact me for information at 815-499-6332 or gary. We are also looking for sponsors and donors to help support our cause. We are a 501(c)3 organization.


Affordable Care Act is a big help to rural residents Family doctor affirms many of her patients have benefited DR. RISHA RAVEN Sterling

Nearly 60 million U.S. citizens are estimated to live in rural areas – myself included. We have higher rates of chronic medical diseases, higher rates of morbidity – but disproportionately less access to the health care we need. Passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 helped change this reality – and the reality of how I care for my neighbors, friends and colleagues here in rural Illinois. As a small-town doctor, I’ve been pleased that more people who had previously delayed or gone without health care have now been able to come into our clinic since the ACA came into effect. At the same time, I’ve been so puzzled when friends and neighbors have complained about how “Obamacare is messing things up.” Although our government has been making major efforts to help protect our most vulnerable patients, particularly those who have been uninsured or underinsured, much misinformation has been circulating about the ACA. ​As a physician who has cared for patients in rural

Illinois for the better part of 15-plus years, I can tell you firsthand about what having access to health insurance has meant to my patients and the team caring for them. Prior to the law, many patients without insurance often would avoid seeing me or any doctor because they worried more about bills than their health. H a v i n g Dr. Risha insurance Raven makes a difference in people’s lives. Women who become pregnant now know that their insurance plan will cover their care during their pregnancy – something that was not true before the law. CHILDREN CAN BE seen for developmental screenings and get early intervention for speech therapy, physical therapy or other services to assist at-risk youths before problems become worse. No longer do patients have to wait for a condition or symptom to become so advanced that it sickens them to the point of needing hospitalization. Patients with pre-existing conditions can now access affordable health insurance and are no longer discriminated against by insurance plans. Patients can now get routine screenings for cancer and access to other preventative care like vaccinations. Patients I see are now

able to get medications they never could afford or take previously due to their lack of insurance. No longer is there as much fear for bankruptcy that often resulted from an illness or injury that was out of their control. IN SHORT, THE ACA is having real positive impact on our patients and by extension, their families – and our community. This is not to say that our health care system is without issues. Drug prices and medical costs have been rising for decades – long before the ACA was passed. Copayments for certain services and tests are too expensive for some of our patients. The ACA was an important start in addressing some of these issues, but more needs to be done. But the solution is not repeal and delay. It is irresponsible and dangerous for politicians to say that the solution to these issues is ripping health insurance away from millions of patients and their families – and in the process, destroying the ability of many in our community here from seeking medical care from providers like me. As someone who has dedicated herself to caring for the health needs of children, adults and entire families in our community for years, I have often felt afraid to speak up regarding these issues until recently.

“Necessary to my ability to help patients is that they have access to health insurance and with it, basic guaranteed services that every insurance plan should contain. The ACA provides that to our health care system. It should be strengthened – not threatened by our new Congress and president-elect.” Dr. Risha Raven family physician

Both patients and colleagues will tell you that I do my best to not just care for people in a moment of urgency, but am dedicated to ensuring that they are aware of chronic medical problems and the importance of working at them over time. Necessary to my ability to help patients is that they have access to health insurance and with it, basic guaranteed services that every insurance plan should contain. The ACA provides that to our health care system. It should be strengthened – not threatened by our new Congress and president-elect. Note to readers: Risha Raven, M.D., is a family physician who works in Morrison.

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Ethics official assails Trump’s plan Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON – In an unusually frank statement Wednesday, the top U.S. government ethics officer declared that President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to place his business in a trust without divesting doesn’t meet standards for the highest levels of public service in the U.S. The concerns, expressed by Office of Government Ethics chief Walter Shaub just hours after Trump announced his plan, underlined the extent to which several ethics-watchers in government and on both sides of the political aisle worry that the Trump Organization could influence the president’s decision-making and weaken ethics standards across the government. “The plan the presi-

dent has announced doesn’t meet the standard that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every president in the past 4 decades has met,” Shaub said at the Brookings Institution in Washington, referring to Trump. “The greater the authority entrusted in a public official, the greater the potential for conflicts of interest.” Shaub, who was appointed by President Barack Obama to lead the agency in 2013, said the parts of Trump’s plan that emphasized relinquishing positions at the Trump Organization “is meaningless from a conflicts-ofinterest perspective.” “The presidency is a full-time job and he would have had to step back anyway,” Shaub said.

“The greater the authority entrusted in a public official, the greater the potential for conflicts of interest.” Walter Shaub

Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics Shaub conceded that the main ethics law that governs executive branch appointees, including Trump’s own nominees, doesn’t apply to the president. But, he said, that’s because the president can’t recuse himself from assets causing conflicts “without depriving the American people of the services of their leader,” meaning the president should act as if the law does apply. “Should a president hold himself to a lower standard than his own appointees?” he said. “I

don’t think divestiture too high a price to pay to be the president of the United States of America.” “I could actually run my business and run government at the same time,” Trump said during his news conference earlier Wednesday. “I don’t like the way that looks, but I would be able to do that if I wanted to.” Shaub’s remarks, which confounded watchers of the typically tight-lipped agency, hadn’t been part of the scheduled event

at Brookings where he appeared. Similarly, the General Services Administration, which oversees government property, also followed Trump’s news conference by saying that it would seek “additional information that explains and describes any new organizational structure as it applies to” Trump’s new hotel in Washington. Trump leases the building from the government, but the agreement appears to bar any elected official from taking part in it. “Upon receipt, consistent with our treatment of any contract to which we are a party, we will review this new organizational structure and determine its compliance with all the terms and conditions of the lease,” the agency said.

Trump says he’ll turn over company to sons Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he won’t be selling his company, virtually assuring that his administration will continue to face questions about potential conflicts between his public duties and private interests. Instead of divesting his hotels, golf courses, office buildings and other deals, Trump will create a trust for the Trump Organization’s holdings and turn over

management to his sons Donald Jr. and Eric. Trump will have nothing to do with any decisions involving the company, which will avoid any foreign deals while Trump is president, according to Sheri Dillon, a lawyer for Trump who outlined the plan. Trump, at a typically raucous exchange with reporters, said he does not believe the public cares much about his business dealings, and made it clear he would keep ownership of all

properties throughout his presidency. He also noted that, as presiDonald dent, he Trump is exempt from federal conflict of interest rules. “I could actually run my business and run government at the same time,” he said. “I don’t like the way that looks, but I would be able to do that if I wanted to.”

With more than 500 corporations, hundreds of millions in outstanding debts and real-estate deals from Dubai to a hotel down the street from the White House, Trump’s business represent unprecedented potential conflicts with his duties as president. Dillon said Trump will resign from any positions with his companies, and turn over control to his sons and a company vice president, Allen Weisselberg. She said Trump will not participate in any

decisions, nor get any information about how individual properties are doing – just a general profit and loss statement. The trust agreement requires that all pending deals, more than 30 of them, be terminated, she said, and the company will do no new foreign deals while Trump is president. Domestic deals will still be permitted, she said, after written approval from a new ethics officer who will work for the Trump company.


Attorney General: Volkswagen denied, lied Company agrees to pay a $4.3 billion penalty Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON – Six high-level Volkswagen employees have been indicted by a grand jury in the company’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, and the company admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay a record $4.3 billion penalty. The federal indictments and plea deal were announced Wednesday by the Justice Department in Washington. They involve the pollution violation and an elaborate and wide-rang-

ing scheme to cover it up. The penalty is the largest ever levied by the government against an automaker. VW installed software into diesel engines on some vehicles that enabled the engines to turn on pollution controls during government tests and switch them off in real-world driving. The software – called a “defeat device” because it defeated the emissions controls – improved engine performance, but the vehicles spewed out harmful nitrogen oxide

at up to 40 times above the legal limit. Regulators confronted VW employees about the use of the software in the summer of 2015. Volkswagen initially denied using the defeat advice, then admitted to it in September of that year. At a press conference Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said: “Volkswagen obfuscated, they denied and they ultimately lied.” The deal also requires VW to cooperate in an ongoing investigation that could lead to the

“Volkswagen obfuscated, they denied and they ultimately lied” Loretta Lynch

Volkswagen previously reached a $15-billion civil settlement with environmental authorities and car owners in the U.S. under which it agreed to buy back up to 500,000 vehicles. The company also faces an investor lawsuit and criminal investigation in Germany. In all, some 11 million vehicles worldwide were equipped with the software.


Walgreens announces delivery deal with FedEx Customers can ship or pick up packages at local pharmacies Tribune News Service

By the end of next year, most Walgreens customers will be able to pick up prescriptions and packages in a single stop. To accommodate a growing number of e-commerce packages – particularly for customers who can’t easily have orders shipped to their homes – Deerfieldbased Walgreens will let customers pick up and drop off packages shipped through FedEx at thousands of pharmacies, the companies said Wednesday. The service initially will be available in a few dozen stores this spring, said Walgreens spokesman Michael Polzin. Walgreens expects to begin expanding the program this summer, bringing it to “thousands” of stores by the end of the year and

nearly 8,000 by fall 2018, he said. FedEx packages likely will be handled at a counter near Walgreens’ photo services, Polzin said. A secure cabinet behind the counter will hold packages until they’re picked up by FedEx or the customer. Customers dropping off packages will need to pack and label them in advance since Walgreens won’t sell other FedEx services or let customers print shipping labels onsite, Polzin said. Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx did research showing customers consider pharmacies “a preferred

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location for accessing their e-commerce shipments,” Raj Subramaniam, FedEx’s chief marketing and communications officer, said in a news release. FedEx isn’t the only shipping company trying to give customers more convenient ways to pick up a growing number of online orders. Amazon has self-service lockers where customers

can have packages delivered if they don’t want them shipped to their homes. UPS lets customers choose to have packages shipped to similar lockers, a nearby UPS store or neighborhood business that’s agreed to serve as a pickup spot. Walgreens declined to comment on the financial terms of the deal with FedEx but said it’s an extra service that

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gives customers another reason to choose the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain and could lead to extra sales if customers make an extra purchase while grabbing their packages.

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Teenager doesn’t need gym to exercise Dear Abby, My mom wants me to exercise more. Currently, I just walk a lot (in my house and around the block). I know exercise is a good idea, but I’m really self-conscious about it. I never feel like I’m doing it right (because I know you can easily pull a muscle), and I feel like everyone else in the gym is judging me. Now that I’m 17, Mom expects me to be more mature about this. I don’t even feel comfortable swimming in public places anymore. I feel stressed about it, but Mom just thinks I’m being picky. Being in a gym makes me feel unhappy and judged. I wish there was a better way to exercise, but I don’t know what. How can I get my mom

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

to understand how hard this is for me? – Wondering in Wichita Dear Wondering, Going to a gym can be fun if you do it with a buddy. Most of the people there are more concerned with what they are doing than what anyone else is. That said, going to the gym isn’t for everyone.

There are many forms of exercise. Tell your mother you would prefer to exercise on your own rather than go to a gym. Then put on your walking shoes, leave the house and walk for 20 to 30 minutes a day. It’s good for you. Listen to music when you’re doing it and it will make the time go quickly. And on days when you don’t want to go outside, put on some music and dance. It’s good for the circulation, and it’s also good for the soul. Dear Abby, My husband and I have been married for 44 years. We eloped in high school and still feel like newlyweds. We built a successful business, ran it for 40 years and recently had an

Hand and Foot card game, 12:15 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815732-3252. Hand and Foot card game, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Friendship Quilters, 12:30 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle 815-562-5050. Crocheting, knitting and crafts, 1 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Euchre/500 games, 1-2 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Bingo, 1 p.m. Sterling Women of the Moose, 2601 E. Lincolnway. Euchre, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-8220. Euchre, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Trap shooting, 2 p.m. until no shooters, Coleta Sportsmen’s Club, the corner of Pilgrim and Blue Goose roads, 815-336-2191. Exercise group, 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Mexican food, 5-8 p.m., Rock Falls VFW, 217 First Ave. Mexican Train dominoes, 6 p.m., Tampico Area Community Building, 106 W. Market St., 815-535-3665. Bingo, 7 p.m., Latin American Social Club, 2708 W. Fourth St., Sterling, 815-625-8290. Friday, Jan. 13 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Coffee, 8 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. 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. Wii bowling, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave.,

Dear Loving, You can’t, because your mother feels you should be at her beck and call. She has had you close since you were a child,

and now she might be feeling deserted. At this point, I don’t advise telling your mother that you “have a life you love” without her. Instead, I suggest that you phrase your greeting to her more carefully. Rather than ask how she and your dad are doing, say that you are “calling to check in.” Say that you were thinking about her. And if she starts in with “you don’t care,” tell her that you do care or you wouldn’t be on the phone with her, but if she keeps giving you a guilt trip, she’ll be hearing from you less. Dear Abby, If you go to a party and bring something (chips, soda, etc.), what is the

rule of etiquette about taking it home when you leave? – Practical in Idaho Dear Practical, When someone brings food to a party, it could be considered a host/ hostess gift. Before taking any of it home, first ask your host or hostess if it would be all right. While some people wouldn’t mind, others might, so you shouldn’t assume that because you brought something that the leftovers are yours. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


COMMUNITY EVENTS Thursday, Jan. 12 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Coffee, 8 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Blood pressure checks, 8-9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle 815562-5050. Burn exercise class, 8:30-9 a.m., Polo Area Senior Services, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Kings on Corner cards, 9 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo and popcorn, 9-10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Fit for Life, 9-10 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E Mason St., 815-946-3818. Boot Scootin’ Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Yahtzee and Wii bowling, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle 815-562-5050. Community coffee, 10-11 a.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., 815-456-3000. Bags, 10 a.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Zumba class, 10:30 a.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Beginning Stretch and Move Exercise Class, 10:30 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Mexican Train and euchre, noon, Polo Area Senior Services, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Euchre and Pinochle, 12-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle 815-562-5050.

opportunity to sell it. The problem is my mother. We bought a second home in California, but kept our first home. Every time I call to ask how she and Dad are doing, she responds with, “You don’t care how we are. If you did, you would be here.” I love our new life. Our kids are grown, and we are enjoying ourselves to the fullest. We are both in excellent health, and still young at heart. How can we tell her that we have a life we love without her being so resentful? – Loving Life in California

Rochelle 815-562-5050. Free blood pressure, 9-10 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E Mason St., 815-946-3818. Bingo, 9:30-11 a.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Intermediate line dancing, 10 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Yahtzee, 10 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Beginning line dancing, 11 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Bridge, noon, Polo Area Senior Services, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Euchre, Bridge, Pinochle, noon, Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Movie Day, 12:15 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Mexican Train dominoes, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Mexican Train, 12:30 p.m., Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., 815-734-6335. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Farkle, 1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Roast Beef & Gravy, 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.

Nine ways to read more books in 2017

BY CONNIE OGLE Tribune News Service

So you’re still sorting through your resolutions for the new year, one of which is to read more. Easier said than done, right? Wrong. Here are a few tips to help you read more in 2017. • Don’t try to read when you get into bed for the night. Admit it. You’re just going to fall asleep. You’re not 21 anymore (note: If you are 21, you can still do this even if you get home at 4 in the morning). Instead, set aside an hour earlier in the evening for reading, preferably in a non-reclining position. You can still watch a little TV afterward and the pressure will be off. • Step away from your phone. Like everyone, I am engaged in an intense, ongoing, frequently lurid romance with my phone. Those notification beeps are a siren song that lure me away from books, dinner, even direct human contact. But be strong! Put your phone in another room while you read or at least out of arm’s reach. • On your days off, schedule some time to read. First thing in the morning with a cup of coffee works for me. Your mileage might vary. But pick an hour and stick to it. • If a book doesn’t grab you, give up. I have been told my 25-page rule is too hasty, so let’s make it 50 pages. If a book hasn’t grabbed you 50 pages in, move along and feel no guilt. It’s the author’s responsibility to reel you in, not yours to fin-

ish something you don’t like. I’m still bitter about the time I wasted on Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” only to abandon it 200 pages in. • When you’re tackling a big book, set aside a couple of hours to get into it. Finally tackling that Ron Chernow Hamilton biography? Great. Get off to a good start and don’t try to read in short spurts until you’re hooked. • Don’t be afraid of genres. Sure, we all want to say we just polished off Proust in the original French, but let’s be honest: The latest Michael Connelly is probably a lot more fun to read (and it’ll take less time, too). Don’t feel guilty about enjoying thrillers or crime novels or sci fi or romance or horror or westerns or erotica or – well, anything. • Keep a list of what you read. You can do it via Goodreads or keep your own online log or – if you’re really analog – get a nice journal and write down all the titles you’ve finished. It’s a weirdly effective incentive. • Speaking of Goodreads, join an online reading challenge. If you’re aiming for more specific goals sign up on Goodreads or check out sites like for new ways to challenge yourself. • Try audiobooks. Nothing makes a commute better or a driver calmer than listening to an interesting book in traffic. Trust me. I drive on the Palmetto daily, and I haven’t killed anyone yet.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES Friday, Jan. 13 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon. Appointments: 815-284-3371. Blood pressure screenings, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Health Department, 1300 W. Second St., Rock Falls, 815-626-2230. Blood pressure screening, 9-10 a.m., Polo Area Senior Services, 101 E. Mason St., 815946-3818. Sterling Hearing Aids representative, 9:30 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Call to make appt. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:30-

11:30 a.m., Oliver’s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Living & Rehab Center, 811 S. 10th St. Red Cross pherisis blood drive, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-625-0382. Blood pressure checks, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Alcoholics Anonymous Gratitude Group, noon, open; 6 p.m., open, lower level, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Sauk Valley Alcoholics Anonymous Group, noon, open, this your meeting; 7 p.m., open, Grapevine, back door, 1503 First Ave., Suite D, Rock Falls.

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Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Red Cross blood drive, 1-5 p.m., Sterling Heritage Woods, 2205 Oak Grove Ave. Appointment: 800-733-2767. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Al-Anon-Alateen, 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Reformers Unanimous Addiction Abstinence Program, 7-9 p.m., First Baptist

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W. Second St., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., closed, former St. Anne Grade School, 32 N. Jones Ave., Amboy, 815-857-2315. Parkinson’s Support Group, 10-11 a.m., board room, Mercy South Medical Center, 638 S. Bluff Blvd., Clinton, Iowa, 563243-5585. 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 Hope Without Dope, 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, bring a friend, back door, 1503 First Ave., Suite D, Rock Falls. Sauk Computer User Group, 1-4 p.m., 2:30 p.m. presentation “What to Do When Your Computer is Running Slow,” Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Overeaters Anonymous, 5 p.m., lower-level entrance, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll, 630-709-7807. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, steps and traditions, Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon.




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COMMENTARY | MUSIC REVIEW In ‘Retrospect,’ Sundara Karma creates an alt rock buzz (Grade: A-minus) In my piece 2 weeks ago listing my favorite records of 2016, I listed Sundara Karma’s EP, “Loveblood,” at No. 13. “I predict this British quartet will be a buzz band in alternative rock in 2017,” I wrote. Let the buzz begin. The band on Friday released its debut album, “Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect.” That it’s a winner is not at all a surprise – despite the fractured English in the title. It’s not a surprise mostly because if

you have listened to Sundara Karma the past 2 years, you have already heard most of this record. Of the 12 tracks, 8 were previously released as singles or on EPs in the U.S. Two of them – “Happy Family” and “Flame” – were released weeks before the album. Odd. Sundara Karma is the latest in a line of impressive British bands like Catfish and The Bottlemen, and Circa Waves, that have broken big on the alternative rock scene the past couple of years. Interestingly, both of those bands also first trickled out a good portion of their debut albums as singles.

ART EXHIBITS At CGH Medical Center STERLING – The Holiday 2016 Exhibit is on display through Jan. 27 at the healing art gallery “Spirit of the Heart” in the Main Clinic Atrium. The free show features selections from CGH employees, volunteers and physicians. Several pieces will be sold, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the CGH Auxiliary. Featured artists include: Linnea Koch, photography; Heather Shore, mixed media; Dr. Peter Toth, photography; Todd Swanson, photography; Lew Wescott, wood carving; Linda Von Holten, acrylics; Tim Pashon, photography; Kayleigh Rogers, acrylics; and Danica Bock, mixed media. The gallery is in the north hallway between the hospital and the main clinic at CGH Medical Center, 101 E. Miller Road. Email for information. At Freeport Art Museum FREEPORT – “Building Layers: Modern Encaustic,” is on display through Saturday at Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave. The exhibit offers a study of modern encaustic painting through works by Chicago-area artists Maja Bosen, Carol Hamilton, Cindy Lesperance and Amy VanWinkle. Encaustic is a wax painting technique that dates back to the first century and nearly disappeared until the past century, when prominent artists such as Diego Rivera and Jasper Johns experimented with the medium, which continues to experience a resurgence. Go to for more information. Art at Loveland DIXON – The art collection at Loveland Community House and Museum, 513 W. Second

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second floor on the east end of campus, 173 state Route 2. According to a news release, she is “committed to developing a personal language within the realm of nonobjective painting.” Admission is free to the exhibits and receptions. Contact Sauk art professor Glenn Bodish at or 815-835-6250 for more information. At Woodlawn Arts Academy STERLING – The annual Winter Art Exhibit is open through Feb. 10 in the halls and lounge at the facility, 3807 Woodlawn Road. The exhibit features work from award-winning professional local artists Shirley Guay and Graydon Cafarella, as well as artwork by academy students. Admission is free. Go to woodlawnartsacademy. com or call 815-626-4278 for more information.

At Cragel’s PROPHETSTOWN – Problem Child will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 11 at the bar, 345 Washington St. At Henry’s Double K MOUNT CARROLL – 3 On The Tree will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the bar, 834 S. Jackson St. Admission is $5. At Sterling Moose Family Center STERLING – Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers will play from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 21 and Feb. 4 at the facility, 2601 E. Lincolnway. At Whiskey Barrel Saloon ROCK FALLS – Super Red Hot Karaoke & DJ will provide entertainment from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. today, DJ Big Boi will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, and StateLine will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the bar, 305 W. Second St. Upcoming: Jan. 21, Back Seat Betty Feb. 4 and 11 Rock out with Reflex Blues Reflex Blues Band will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 4 at Val’s Place, 316 W. First St., Dixon, and from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 11 at Denny O’s, 307 S. 10th Ave., Fulton.

COMEDY BANDS AND BARS Get listed! Are you in a band that would like to be listed in Plan!t Sauk Valley’s free entertainment calendar? Are you a bar that offers live entertainment? Send an email with the band’s name, booking number and website or Facebook page, and gig or event schedule, or the bar’s event schedule, to Lucas Pauley at At The Cooler ROCK FALLS – There will be an open mic from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today, The Slough Boys will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, and Project X will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the bar, 311 W. Second St. Upcoming: Jan. 21, KillBourn

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WHAT’S GOING ON St., as well as the museum’s many other exhibits, can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. Guided group tours can be scheduled by contacting Steve Wilson at swilson@lovelandcommunityhouse. org or 815-284-2741. Visit lovelandcommunityhouse. org for a virtual tour of the museum, and for more information. The event is free to the public. At The Next Picture Show DIXON – The 13th annual Regional Survey of Art Exhibition will kick off with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St. The exhibition “seeks to showcase area artists and identify current trends in the Rock River Valley,” according to a news release. More than 90 original works of art have been accepted representing mediums such as oil, ceramics, glass, photography, ink and paper, silkpainting, wood carving, watercolor, and acrylic. Tristan Bushman, an Ashton singer-songwriter, will perform at the reception. Suzanne Gorgas, an art professor at Sauk Valley Community College, will judge the exhibition, which will be on display through Feb. 25. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Go to or call 815-285-4924 for more information. Art throughout Dixon Larry Bond’s work is on view at Sauk Valley Bank, 300 Walton Drive. The work of Bob Logsdon can be seen at Heritage Square, 620 N. Ottawa Ave. At Sauk Valley Community College DIXON – The work of Susanne Nestory, who teaches drawing and foundations at Bradley University, will be on display through Jan. 24, with a special reception from 4 to 6 p.m. the last day, in the art gallery on the

There’s nothing complex about Sundara Karma. The band plays guitar rock with anthemic choruses, with only occasional acoustic guitars and keyboard splashes. But standout songs such as “A Young Understanding,” “Loveblood” and “She Said” are fun and stick easily in your memory. The recently released single, “Happy Family” is a slower, sultry tune that shows a band capable of versatility. It’s a strong debut from a band that should be a big draw come summer.

Feb. 4 Ron White in Rockford ROCKFORD – Comedian Ron White will bring his “cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking” shtick to the stage at 7 p.m. at Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. White has sold more than 14 million albums, been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years has been one of the top three grossing stand-up comedians on tour in America, according to a news release. Tickets are $43 or $53, and available at, at the box office, or by calling 815-868-5222. VIP packages also are available. Go to for more information.

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The Dixon Knights of Columbus Home Association and St. Anne and St. Mary schools are hosting a “Knight of Wine and Beer Tasting and Dessert Auction” from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at the KC Hall, 506 W. Third St.

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DIXON – The Dixon Knights of Columbus Home Association and St. Anne and St. Mary Catholic schools are hosting a “Knight of Wine and Beer Tasting and Dessert Auction” from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at the KC Hall, 506 W. Third St.

Tickets are $15. They include 10 taster tickets, entry to two gift basket giveaways and an hors d’oeuvres buffet. Donated desserts will be auctioned. All proceeds will benefit Catholic schools in Dixon. Tickets are available at St. Anne School, 1112 N. Brinton Ave., St. Mary School, 704 S. Peoria Ave., or from any Knights of Columbus member. You can also call Gary at 815-994-1368 or 815-2881821 and leave a message.



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COMMENTARY | MUSIC REVIEW Bowie’s surprising, masterful EP ‘No Plan’ (Grade: A) David Bowie died 1 year ago Tuesday, after having liver cancer for his last 18 months. Sunday would have been his 70th birthday. So, what better way to celebrate Bowie’s birthday and life than by listening to new music from the rock icon? You read that right, new music. An EP of three previously unreleased songs from Bowie, along with the outstanding “Lazarus” track from 2016’s outstanding “Blackstar,” were released Sunday. The new tracks – recorded before Bowie’s death for the musical “Lazarus” are believed to be his last recordings.

And just like “Blackstar, the EP “No Plan” shows that Bowie had reached yet another creative peak in his final months. Each of the three new tracks would have fit in well on last year’s record. Two of them – the morosely beautiful title track and the thunderous, jazzy “Killing A Little Time” – would have been among the best on what was one of 2016’s best records and one of Bowie’s best. The title track might refer to Bowie in an afterlife. “Here there’s no music here; I’m lost in streams of sound; Here am I nowhere now? No plan.” The accompanying video plays out on rows of TV screens in a store window and ends with a visions of Bowie and a rocket ship heading into space. “No Plan” is a masterful footnote to

the grand farewell that was “Blackstar.” Other new releases: • Dropkick Murphys’ fun, polished, anthemic Celtic punk rock rollick, “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory. (Grade: A-minus) • “Echolocation,” the grim guitar slog from Gone Is Gone, comprised of members from Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, and At The Drive-In. (Grade: C-plus) • The sleepy, keyboard-heavy EP “Carl Sagan” from Night Moves. Saved by the title track, which also had been released in 2016. (Grade: C-plus) • You Me At Six’s unspectacular poppunk offering, “Night People.” (Grade: C) – Jeff Rogers SVM Editor @EditorJeffSir


WHAT’S GOING ON COMEDY April 5 Alton in the area ROCKFORD – Alton Brown, a renowned foodist, author and Food Network star, will present his “Alton Brown: Eat Your Science Tour” at 7:30 p.m. at Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Brown says fans can expect songs, comedy, puppets, and bigger, better – and “potentially dangerous” – food demonstrations. Tickets range from $44 to $125 and are available at Ticketmaster. com, at the BMO Harris Bank Center box office, 300 Elm St., or by calling 815-868-5222.


Jordan Feliz in Fulton FULTON – Jordan Feliz will perform with Dan Bremnes and Grayson Reed at 6:30 p.m. at Thrive Ministries Bethel Campus, 1208 Third Ave. General admission tickets are $15 and available by calling 815441-5453 or 815-589-5201. Find Jordan Feliz on Facebook or go to for more information. Jan. 29 See performer at Augustana ROCK ISLAND – Quad City Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Nah Greenholtz will perform at 2 p.m. at Wallenberg Hall, 3520 Seventh Ave., at Augustana College. She will be accompanied by QCSO executive director Benjamin Loeb. Tickets are $10 for students with ID and $25 for adults. Go to for tickets ore more information. Feb. 4-5 Concert series continues “Masterworks IV: Joined by a River” will be presented by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport, Iowa, and 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at Centennial Hall, 3703 Seventh Ave.. Rock Island. Tickets range from $6 to $62 for the Feb. 4 show and $6 to $38 for the Feb. 5 show. Go to for tickets or more information. March 4 Experience Journey’s hits DIXON – Kevin Chalfant’s “Journey Experience” will hit the stage from 8 to 10 p.m. at Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave. Chalfant is a singer from Streator who filled in for Journey’s lead singer, Steve Perry, for a short time in 1993 and ‘94. During the show, Chalfant will perform all the hits that made Journey famous. The singer also performed with members of Journey in The Storm and The Vu. Tickets are $25 for general admission; $75 for VIP – front two rows; $50 for a soundcheck, pre-concert upgrade; and $40 for balcony box seats. They are available at or by calling 815-622-3309, ext 502. Find the event on Facebook for more information. March 18 Lambert to play in area ROCKFORD – Miranda Lambert will perform with Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers at 7 p.m. at BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. The American country music singer-songwriter has been honored by the Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and Country Music Association Awards. Her hits include “Kerosene,”

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The Late Night Blues Brothers, a popular local band, will reunite for a benefit show Saturday at Col Ballroom, 1012 W. Fourth St., Davenport, Iowa. The benefit is for the family of McClain Bohach, who died this past summer. McClain was a premier percussionist in the Quad Cities and the son of The Late Night Blues Brothers’ lead trumpet player, Kevin Bohach. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 6. Donations will be accepted at the door. The show will include Sarah Hartman, Collin Keemle and friends, The Candy Makers, Lynn Allen, 10 of Soul with special guests, and more. “Gunpowder & Lead,” and “The House That Built Me.” Tickets are $59.75, $54.75 or $39.75, plus applicable fees, and are available at Ticketmaster. com, at the box office, or by calling 815-968-0595. April 28 Irish group in Rockford ROCKFORD – Celtic Woman, a multiplatinum international music sensation, will present its new live show, “Voice of Angels,” at 7:30 p.m. at Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. The Irish group has performed for more than 4 million fans across 23 countries and six continents. Tickets are $39, $69 or $99, and are available at Ticketmaster. com, at the BMO Harris Bank Center box office, 300 Elm St., the Coronado box office, or by calling 815-868-5222. May 26 Bluegrass artist in Rock Falls ROCK FALLS – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will perform at 7 p.m. at First Open Bible Church, 2105 U.S. Route 30 East. Doors open at 6:30. Vincent is a Grammy-nominated bluegrass artist. Tickets are $50; seating is limited. Call 815-625-1957 for tickets or more information. Go to or find Rhonda Vincent on Facebook for more information about the performers. 

DOWNTOWN EVENTS Saturday Second Saturdays returns DIXON – Second Saturdays Art Happenings will return to downtown Dixon. Most of the happenings run through the evening at various venues between First and Second streets and Peoria and Galena avenues. Second Saturdays features art, music and other cultural events. Find the event on Facebook for more information.

FAMILY FUN Through April 28 Piano on tour DAVENPORT, Iowa – In celebration of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s current season, “Joined by a River,” a piano painted by students at Davenport Central High School and Creative Arts Academy will tour the Quad Cities. The piano will be at locations

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for all to interact with and share in the joy of making music. The stops: • Through Jan. 22: Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St., Davenport • Jan. 23 to Feb. 5: Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport • Feb. 6 to 19: River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport • Feb. 20 to March 5: Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 Fourth Ave., Rock Island • March 6 to 19: Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa • March 20 to April 2: Milltown Coffee, 3800 River Drive, Moline • April 4 to 17: Figge Art Museum • April 18 to 28: Adler Theatre/ RiverCenter, 136 E. Third St., Davenport Go to for more information.

FARMERS MARKETS In Dixon DIXON – The Dixon Winter Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the lower level of Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St. The market will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and third Saturdays through April, and is accessible to wheelchairs. The producer-only market allows produce, food products, or crafts that a vendor or immediate family member has grown or made. Space limitations prevent restaurant or brick-and-mortar retail businesses from taking part. The market has expanded this year and includes a wide selection of fresh and local produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, all-natural soaps and skin care products, jewelry, kids’ things, needlework, dog treats, and home decor. Soup and sandwich lunches will be sold. Visit or contact or 815244-4451 for applications and more information. In Sterling STERLING – The Twin City Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the historical Twin City Produce Building, 106 Ave. A. Find the market on Facebook, go to, or call 815-499-7268 for a list of vendors, upcoming events and more information.


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Mount Carroll’s skating rink at Point Rock Park will be the focus Saturday for Winter Fest, the start of sesquicentennial activities in the city throughout the year.

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MOUNT CARROLL – A year-long celebration of the city’s sesquicentennial will begin with Winter Fest, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Point Rock Park on Mill Street. All activities are free, and will include ice skating, music, horsedrawn sleigh rides, and an all-town snowmanmaking contest. Molly’s Kitchen will pro-

vide refreshments at the rink in the park. Skates will be provided, or skaters can bring their own. Fire rings will be available where attendees can warm up, and observation areas will be open for those who want to watch skaters on the rink. Sesquicentennial committee members will roast chestnuts. Donations will be accepted to help replace the skating rink liner next year, since the current liner has a hole in it.

Contact Michelle Fossett at mfossett98@ or 815-2750159, or Judy Fitzpatrick at mtcarrfitzs@yahoo. com or 815-238-2764 for more information. Search for “Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial” on Facebook, or go to mountcarrollchamber or for event details. Go to for more information.


PACT to host annual Masquerade Ball STAFF REPORT 815-625-3600, ext. 5501

POLO – The Polo Area Community Theatre will host its third annual Masquerade Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Township Hall, 117 S. Franklin Ave. The ball will feature hors d’oeuvres from 7:15 to 9 p.m., and group games and danc-

ing throughout the night. In addition to the hors d’oeuvres, a chocolate fountain and nonalcoholic drinks will be available all evening. Several raffle prizes will be given. Tickets are one for $1, 10 for $5, 25 for $10, and 60 for $20, and will be sold all night. Winners must be present to accept prizes. The Masquerade Ball

is open to the public for high-schoolers and older. Formal and evening wear and masks are required, but are also available for rent. For information on clothing rental, contact Faith Morrison at Tickets are $15 per person or $20 for a couple. They also can be ordered ahead of time at for a $5 discount.

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Find fashion downtown DIXON – The 815 Market will present The Dixon Fashion Show from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St. Doors open at 5. Fancy Farmhouse, That Fit Mom, and The Asterisk Boutique will provide clothing. Maggie Love Hair & Makeup will do hair and makeup. The reception will feature a DJ, food, cocktails and a professional photo booth. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Black-and-white attire is preferred. Reservations can be made by messaging The 815 Market on Facebook. Find participating businesses on Facebook for more information.

Annual event benefits shelter DIXON – Tickets are one sale for a raffle for the eighth annual Top Dog fundraiser for Granny Rose set for March 4 at the Lee County 4-H Center, 1196 Franklin Road, Amboy. The drawing will be at 7 p.m. You need not be present to win. There is no cover charge. Tickets are $5 for one, $10 for three, $20 for seven, $50 for 20, or $100 for 50, with three winners to be drawn. First place will receive $2,000, with $1,000 for second and $500 for third. In Dixon, tickets can be bought at Granny Rose, 613 River Lane, Oliver’s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., and Shamrock Pub, 1401 Chicago Ave. In Sterling, Knie Appliance, 3614 E. Lincolnway, and Tuff Dog Bakery, 7 E. Third St., are selling tickets. They also are available by calling Rudy Rutherford at 815-440-4096. Ticket purchases of $50 or more will include delivery.  The raffle is just one part of the weekend. On March 3, there will be a blind-draw bags tournament, with sign-up at 6 p.m. and play starting at 7. The entry fee is $20 per person, with teams drawn randomly. A shuttle will run from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, with pickups at The Comfort Inn, 136 Plaza Drive, and Shamrock Pub, 1401 Chicago Ave., both in Dixon. Activities continue March 4 with a doubles bags tournament. Division B will start with sign-up at 9 a.m., with play at 10, at a cost of $60 per team. Sign-up for Division A, and Division C for beginners, starts at 2 p.m., with each division to start at the end of Division B play. Free shirts and can koozies will be provided to all bags participants. Also March 4, a Texas Hold’em poker tournament at 1 p.m., with signup at noon. There is a $50 buy-in per person, which includes $8,000 worth of chips. There is one optional $25 add-on available in the first hour of play, through which players can put more money in to get an additional $5,000 worth of chips. All Hold-’em participants will receive

FUN FOR A CAUSE Jan. 25 Event benefits library WALNUT – “A Winter’s Touch Artful Party,” guided by Linda Von Holten, will begin at 6 p.m. at Walnut Public Library, 101 Heaton St. Registration, which includes the canvas and paint supplies, is $45 and due Wednesday. A portion of the proceeds will help fund work on the library’s roof. Visit the library to register or call 815-379-2159 for more information. Jan. 26 Free meal at church MORRISON – There will be a free community meal from 5 to 6:30 pm. at First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Lincolnway. Soups, sides, salads, drinks and desserts will be served. Email office@firstpresmorrison. com or call 815-772-3510 for more information.


Participants will be able to paint a wooden quilt square or a square for their favorite sports team at this month’s Girls Night Out at The Serenity Shed, 131 N. Third St., Oregon. See the event listing under the Jan. 27 header for more inforation on the event. Jan. 31

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Sales support scholarship STERLING – Sauk Valley Community College will partner with Papa Murphy’s Pizza in Sterling to support Sauk’s Single Parent Scholarship Fund. Ten percent of the sales between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the restaurant, 415 Locust St., will support the fund. Call Sherri Miller at 815-8356345 for more information.

Annual trivia event in Dixon DIXON – Those familiar with the Stupor Bowl trivia competition already know the date: the Saturday before the Super Bowl. In case that big brain of yours needs reminding, though, organizers urge you to mark Feb. 4 on your calendar. The annual cerebral scuffle will again be held in the Reagan Middle School cafeteria, 620 Division St. The event is a fundraiser for the Dixon Public Schools Foundation. Sign-up, due Jan. 27, is $150 for nonprofits and families, and $300 for businesses. Up to 30 teams will start competing at 9:15 a.m., and the doors open at 8:30. The four topscoring teams advance to singleelimination playoffs, starting at 1:30 p.m., using buzzer systems, tossup questions, and four-part teamwork questions. The championship match starts at 3 p.m. The $2,500-guaranteed 50-50 raffle will return for a second year. Spectators are welcome; admission is free and concessions will be available. Go to for complete rules and entry forms. Contact emcee Tom Wadsworth at or

Jan. 27 Painting event benefits hospice OREGON – Participants will be able to paint a wooden quilt square at this month’s Girls Night Out at The Serenity Shed, 131 N. Third St. Women can arrive anytime between 5:30 and 6 p.m., and all supplies will be provided. An artist will be on hand to guide participants. If traditional quilt squares aren’t your thing, the resident artist, Sandy, has created a unique Chicago Cubs square, which can be adapted to your favorite team. Admission is $30 and includes supplies, snacks and a glass of wine. All proceeds benefit Serenity Hospice & Home. Call 815-732-2499 to register.

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a free can koozie. A silent auction and raffles will take place throughout the day. Among the items are tickets to see Blake Shelton at the Rosemont in Chicago, with an overnight stay at the Aloft Hotel and a $100 gift card to Hofbrauhaus in Rosemont, and tickets to Tom Petty and Chris Stapleton at Wrigley Field. Items also include tickets to see the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, and a large amount of sports memorabilia. Raffle ticket prices will be determined. Food and drinks will be available from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Lasting Impressions DJ service will provide music, and two area bands will perform: Burn N’ Bush will play from 4 to 7 p.m., and 3 On a Tree will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. On March 5, sign-up will start at 9 a.m., with a 10 a.m. start, for a Texas Hold-’em tournament and a singles bags tournament. The Hold-’em tournament will cost the same as the March 4 competition, while the bags competition will cost $25 per person. Auction donations still are needed. Call Rutherford to donate or for more information.

KARAOKE Friday and Saturday Party with the James Gang Karaoke with the James Gang from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at Freeport Moose, 601 E. South St., and from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at The Crooked Roof, 109 E. Carroll St., Lanark. ​Email jamesgang1996@gmail. com for more information. Upcoming: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jan. 21 at Ralphie & Lu Lu’s, 812 Main St., Ashton; and 9 p.m.12:45 a.m. Jan. 28 at Maggie’s Idle Hour, 115 S. Wesley Ave., Mount Morris

THEATER Jan. 28-29 Auditions open for season CLINTON, Iowa – Auditions will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28 and 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 29 for the “Hooray for Hollywood” season at Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 303 Riverview Drive. Actors are asked to prepare 16 bars from a musical theater song;

a second 16-bar cut might be requested. Please bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Some actors might be asked to return for dance callbacks at 5 p.m. Jan. 28 and 11 a.m. Jan. 29. Email to set up an audition. High school students interested in participating in the Intern Company are asked to prepare a 1-minute dialogue and should indicate in the email they are interested in the Intern Company. The season includes “Newsies,” “Dial M for Murder,” “Footloose,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” and “The 39 Steps.” Go to for more information.

AT THE MOVIES Jan. 27 Movie night at library FRANKLIN GROVE – There’s something fishy about this free movie night. “Finding Dory” will be shown from 6 to 8 p.m. at Franklin Grove Library, 112 S. Elm St. Children younger than 8 need parental supervision. Call 815-456-2823 for more information.

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







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Film retells important story, but lacks heart BY RICK BENTLEY Tribune News Service

“Patriots Day” is the story of the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the search for the two men who planted the bombs that killed three and hurt more than 250. The incident remains a vivid memory because it happened so recently and everything the news unfolded on TV. That created major problems for the filmmakers. Director Peter Berg, who wrote the screenplay with Matt Cook and Joshua Zeturner, has meticulously recreated everything from the morning of the attack to the moments after the investigation wrapped. It’s a very detailed telling of the story. But because the events were covered so thoroughly in the news media, this retelling offers nothing new. Yet, there was plenty new that could have been explored. Mark Wahlberg’s character, Tommy Saunders, is a cop who has ruffled the feathers of his bosses.

‘Patriots Day’ 2.5 out of 4 stars Cast: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon Director: Peter Berg Runtime: 130 minutes Rating: R (violence, graphic images, drug use) Showtimes: The movie opens at 7:10 tonight at Carmike Sauk Valley 8, 4110 30th St., Sterling, and showtimes continue throughout the weekend. Go to carmike. com for more showtimes. Tribune News Service/CBS Films

Mark Wahlberg is shown as Boston Police Sgt. Tommy Saunders in a scene from “Patriots Day.” His having to work at the finish line of the marathon is a punishment for his insubordinate attitude. Instead of following him as he takes command at the blast zone and helps with the investigation, it would have been more interesting to see what brought him to this moment in time.

The same goes for J.K. Simmons’ role of Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese, who was in command of the Watertown station where the police ended up in a massive gun battle with the suspects. Simmons does a great job playing the role, but Pugliese’s real story of being the shooting instructor for the sta-

tion and how that played into his shooting one the of the suspects multiple times is fascinating. Berg concentrates more on staging the shootout than digging deep into the characters. This makes for a flashy looking film with a shallow feeling. The biggest stumble is how little is revealed

about those who were injured or killed in the bombing. One of the most poignant moments in the movie shows an officer standing a long vigil over the body of a small boy who was killed by the blast. His devotion to protecting the child’s body is an example of what would have given this film more heart. This is the only moment in the movie that complete-

ly embraces the human story more than the legal matters. Another big miss is the young married couple of Jessica Kensky (Rachel Brosnahan) and Patrick Downes (Christopher O’Shea). Both of the race spectators had to have their left legs amputated because of injuries caused by the blasts. They were sent to different hospitals and had no idea whether the other had even survived. Their story is far more compelling than watching the police plowing through hours of video in hopes of spotting the suspects. The way “Patriots Day” is structured, it would be a great episode of a procedural cop TV show. It takes the story from start to finish in a very logical manner. It is inherently mechanical. A more personal approach would have elevated “Patriots Day” from a solid effort to retell a familiar story to a deep and moving reminder of the kind of personal damage that comes with this kind of tragedy.

IN BRIEF Opening acts wanted for next Bon Jovi tour ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Who says you can’t open for Bon Jovi? The New Jersey-based platinum-selling rockers are holding a contest to choose bands or

singers to open for their upcoming tour. Artists will upload videos of themselves performing original music, and concert promoters Live Nation will select 10 finalists. Bon Jovi management will then pick winners from the finalists to perform 20-minute sets.

“Every great band starts small and builds their rep one show at a time,” Jon Bon Jovi said Tuesday in a statement on the band’s website announcing the contest. “That’s the opportunity we were given, and now we want to pay it forward. If you’re ready for the arena stage, submit your

audition tapes and join us in playing for the best audiences in rock music.” Formed in Sayreville, New Jersey, the fledgling Bon Jovi landed opening act gigs with some of the biggest names in music at the time, including ZZ Top in 1983, and the Scorpions,

Kiss and Ted Nugent in 1984, exposing them to millions of new fans. The band will begin its “This House Is Not For Sale” tour Feb. 8 in Greenville, South Carolina. The last listed tour date is April 11 in Toronto, but additional dates are expected to be announced.


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Fillies take down Dixon Bad shooting night dooms Duchesses in Morrison BY ADAM FEINER 815-625-3600, ext. 5550 @AdamFeinerSVM

MORRISON – Both Morrison and Dixon finished their nonconference game with 16 field goals Wednesday night. The difference was a combination of shooting efficiency, rebounding and free-throw shooting. All of those factors went in the Fillies’ favor in a 51-49 win. Morrison shot 46 percent (16-for-35), while Dixon shot 29 percent (16-for-55). The Fillies were 14-for-15 from the freethrow line, and beat the Duchesses 25-18 in the rebounding department despite being the smaller team. “That’s incredible,” Morrison head coach Tyler Whitebread said of his team’s effort down low. “That was one of our goals before the game was to limit them on the boards. It shows that we wanted this.” “They finished plays, and we left a lot of plays out on the floor,” Dixon head coach Luke Ravlin said. “We missed some layups and missed some open jump shots that on another night, we hit. Hats off to them. Making plays and finishing them is a skill. We just didn’t have it when we needed it, and they did.” The Fillies jumped out to an early lead with quick ball movement against Dixon’s 2-3 zone. Emma Sitzmore found Jaeden Workman for 3s on back-to-back possessions to give Morrison a 12-7 advantage. Philip Marruffo/ The Duchesses closed the quarter with five straight points via a 3 from Britney Pitzer Dixon’s Bre Scheidegger (24) lets go of a shot in the lane Wednesday against Morrison and a jumper from Ellie Provo to lead 15-14 in a nonconference game in Morrison. The Fillies beat the Duchesses 51-49. after the first. Kassidee Church kept the Fillies within Star of the game: Kassidee Church, Morrison, 13 points, 4-for-4 FTs, 4 steals, 3 blocks striking distance in the second. A pair of Key performers: Bre Scheidegger, Dixon, 16 points, 3 3-pointers; Ellie Provo, Dixon, jumpers from the senior forward gave Mor12 points, 8 rebounds; Jaeden Workman, Morrison, 15 points, 3 3-pointers, 3 rebounds; rison the lead back at 18-17. Church had Emma Sitzmore, Morrison, 9 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks eight of her team’s 10 points in the quarter. Up next: Rockridge at Morrison, 7:30 p.m. tonight; Dixon at Oregon, 7:15 p.m. Saturday DOWN continued on B34


Quick turnaround to meet Obama World Series champion Cubs to visit White House on Monday By the Associated Press

CHICAGO – President Barack Obama will welcome the World Series champion Chicago Cubs at the White House on Monday, just 5 days before he leaves office. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Obama is “really looking forward to it,” as were a number of West Wing colleagues who are Cubs fans. “I think anybody who’s a sports fan, even if you’re not a baseball fan and not a Cubs fan, appreciated the historic run that the Chicago Cubs had through the playoffs and to a World Series title this year,” Earnest said. The president invited the Cubs shortly after they beat the Cleveland Indians in an extrainning Game 7 thriller to end a title drought that dated to 1908. Obama has a home in Chicago and is a fan of the White Sox, but he rooted for the North Siders since his favorite team didn’t make the playoffs. Obama, a prominent sports fan, also hosted the Chicago

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Blackhawks after their three Stanley Cup championships since 2010, along with other championship teams from college and the U.S pro leagues. Earnest said he was not aware of any unexpected challenges scheduling the visit so soon after the Cubs won the Series. He noted the visit does come earlier than normal; the Kansas City Royals won the Series in November 2015, but didn’t come to the White House until last July. The visit will come 5 days before Donald Trump is sworn in as president. Some members of the Cubsowning Ricketts family hosted high-dollar fundraisers and donated millions during the presidential election. Most are Republicans who support Trump, who announced in November that Todd Ricketts was his pick as deputy commerce secretary. Last February, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said he found it “surreal” to see Trump “threaten” his mother on Twitter over her reported political contributions to an anti-Trump PAC.


The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have accepted President Barack Obama’s invitation and will visit the White House on Monday. Obama has a home in Chicago, and is “really looking forward” to honoring the Cubs before he leaves office.

davidHAUGH Chicago Tribune sports columnist. He can be reached at dhaugh@

Enigmas at point for rivals


sing different methods, two enigmatic point guards whom Bulls fans know well delivered desperate messages before their teams meet today for a sociological experiment disguised as an NBA game. Current Bulls backup Rajon Rondo, in a masterfully calculated 11-minute media session Tuesday dripping with sarcasm, issued his front office an edict: Notice me. Former Bulls star Derrick Rose, in an irresponsibly impulsive disappearance from the Knicks on Monday night for reasons that remain vague, said this without saying it: Help me. For everybody’s good, hope that the right people heed both men’s words. Start with Rose, whose troubling actions announced his instability had approached a career-high level. We can agree that a 28-year-old professional being paid $21 million to play basketball owes his employer a phone call, a text, a Snapchat or an Instagram message before going AWOL for a game. We can pound the Knicks for fining rather than suspending Rose and pummel Rose for being Rose, a mysterious loner whose clumsy manner of communicating made him one of Chicago’s most polarizing athletes. We can make the easy connection between a kid who grew up in Englewood sheltered by his family to keep him alive becoming a man who went running home to Mom at the first sign of struggle away from home. Or we can take a step back, take a deep breath, and consider that perhaps all the indicators say the point guard who always was a little naïve needs an assist. There must be more than meets the eye when a player who once professed in a commercial that basketball is everything skips town to get away from the game. When the Tribune reported that a source said Rose was “overwhelmed mentally,” his compromised state of mind likely wasn’t due to learning the triangle offense or adapting to New York pizza. It suggested evidence of something building within him that could be as difficult for Rose to overcome as any of his three knee surgeries, private pain being processed very publicly.



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Mile High’s man Vance Joseph Former Miami defensive coordinator has been tabbed as the next head coach in Denver, replacing the retired Gary Kubiak.

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Furyk to lead U.S. in 2018 Ryder Cup Jim Furyk was appointed Wednesday as the U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France, where his team will try to win on European soil for the first time in 25 years. Furyk was a unanimous choice by the Ryder Cup committee last month. The former U.S. Open champion, and the only player in history to twice post rounds in the 50s, brings more playing experience than any other U.S. captain. Furyk played on nine consecutive teams starting in 1997. NFL

Elliott involved in minor car crash Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s trip to the team’s facility hit a snag on Wednesday morning – in the form of another car. The Frisco, Texas police confirmed that Elliott’s car was involved in an accident close to the team’s headquarters. The police said it was a minor accident that resulted in no injuries for Elliott or anyone in the other car, and Elliott confirmed that all was well on his end in a post on social media. COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Scarborough broke a bone in his leg Alabama tailback Bo Scarborough fractured a bone in his lower right leg in the national championship game.  Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that Scarbrough’s injury won’t require surgery, and that he’s expected to fully recover.  Scarbrough was injured late in the third quarter of Monday night’s 35-31 loss to Clemson and didn’t return. He had run for 93 yards with first-half touchdowns of 25 and 37 yards.  MLB

Mariners acquire Smyly from Rays Seattle made a pair of deals on Wednesday that ultimately landed starting pitcher Drew Smyly. Seattle also got right-hand reliever Shae Simmons from the Atlanta Braves. Smyly, 27, made 30 starts last season for Tampa Bay, throwing a career-high 175 1/3 innings and striking out 167. He was 7-12 with a 4.88 ERA. Simmons, 26, made seven appearances last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Before elbow issues, Simmons was 1-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 26 appearances during the 2014 season. BASKETBALL

Iverson in on 3-on-3 basketball league Allen Iverson has signed on as a player/coach in Big3, entertainer Ice Cube’s new 3-on-3 basketball league. It is expected to start play on June 24 with Chauncey Billups, Rashard Lewis and Kenyon Martin among the former NBA stars already committed to the league. Gary Payton and George Gervin will serve as two of the coaches in the league. The league will play its eight-game season on Saturdays in the summer. Each week’s contests will take place in a different city, with all eight teams playing. It will culminate in a 2-week playoff. Teams will be comprised of five players, and games will be played to 60 points.

Sean McDermott Ex-Carolina defensive coordinator will look to end a 17-year playoff drought for the Bills in his first NFL head coaching job.

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BY CHRIS HINE Chicago Tribune

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Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews says it’s a privilege to be picked for the NHL All-Star Game, but this year Toews feels a little guilty about his selection. Toews was one of four Hawks named All-Stars on Tuesday, and he wasn’t quite sure why the league tabbed him to join Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford on Jan. 29 in Los Angeles. “Most of the time, I guess it’s an honor. This time, it’s a little bittersweet,” Toews said. “I have to completely admit there’s a handful of guys on this team that are more deserving, especially this season.” Toews was talking about center Artem Anisimov and wingers Artemi Panarin and Marian Hossa, all of whom had more points entering Tuesday’s game against the Red Wings than Toews, whose seven goals and 13 assists are behind his typical pace. “Why I got picked ahead of those guys based on performance this year, I’m not sure,” Toews said. Perhaps it had something to do with the league celebrating its 100th anniversary on AllStar weekend by unveiling in a prime-time special of the 100 greatest players in its history – a list Toews stands a chance of making. Toews skipped out on the AllStar Game last season because he was sick, and earned a one-game suspension for his absence. He could not fully enjoy his sixth selection Tuesday because of his teammates’ exclusion from the event, which will be a three-game, three-on-three tournament for the second straight year featuring teams from each division. Hossa had 16 goals and eight assists entering Tuesday; Anisimov had 18 goals – including six game-winners – and 13 assists; and Panarin was sixth in the league in scoring with 17 goals and 24 assists. “You look around the league, they’re at the top of the leaderboard in scoring, and they’ve been carrying this team offensively, too,” Toews said. “They’ve been playing so well. I guess you

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Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (19) is honored to be selected as an All-Star, but he’s not sure why he was picked over teammates who he feels are more deserving this year. can only pick so many guys. I don’t know, I guess I happened to sneak in there somehow. I’m not sure how.” Kane (12 goals, 32 assists) will make his sixth All-Star appearance. Keith, who was second among defensemen with 27 assists entering Tuesday, will play in his fourth game. Crawford’s selection, his second, was recognition for an outstanding season in which he had a .925 save percentage and 2.33 goals-against average entering Tuesday. He had similar numbers a year ago, when the league passed him over. “He’s moved up when you consider the top goalies in the game,” coach Joel Quenneville said. “He keeps improving on that ladder. ... You look at his record in the playoffs, regular

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season, he keeps improving, getting more attention.” Meanwhile, Toews got some unwanted attention. He said there’s a silver lining that Hossa, Anisimov and Panarin can rest while Toews goes through the rigors of All-Star weekend. “In some ways, I can do them a favor there,” Toews said, “but I’d definitely like to see those guys get what they deserve and get that recognition.” Toews said past performance and name recognition were likely the reasons behind his selection. “That’s the only thing I can really think of,” he said, “that’s related to how I played previous seasons and not necessarily who’s doing the best on our team this year. If it came down to that, we know we’d have a couple other guys representing us.”

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Actions of Rondo, Rose speak loudly

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t That isn’t condoning Rose’s odd behavior as much as trying to interpret and understand it. The Knicks decided to let Rose play Wednesday against the 76ers, but given the preceding 48 hours, is the basketball court the best place to heal for a player struggling so obviously from the shoulders up? Rose’s situation begs for a leave of absence. In the NFL, observers rightly erupt when a quarterback returns to play after a big hit without undergoing acceptable concussion protocol. In the NBA, Rose escapes for a mental break by disappearing for a night and discusses his “need for space” upon returning, but starts the next game as critics clamor for a suspension rather than an intervention. You don’t have to have Ph.D. next to your name to wonder if Rose has behaved like someone prone to depression. Awkward immaturity in Rose’s past makes him an easy target in the present, and any pro athlete who lets down his teammates, his organization and his city by


Bulls guard Rajon Rondo (9) has been benched recently by coach Fred Hoiberg, but played 27 minutes in a loss to the Wizards on Tuesday. skipping a game deserves heavy criticism. But the most effective response now would be somebody figuring out how to help Rose improve his ability to cope. As for Rondo, he appeared to be coping just fine with his exile to the end of the bench before Tuesday’s emergency 27-minute stint for the short-handed Bulls. Raising valid questions but not his voice in a pregame interview with beat reporters, Rondo revealed a Bulls operation that inexpli-

cably still struggles communicating with players. Asked if coach Fred Hoiberg had explained why the guy who signed a 2-year, $29 million contract last summer suddenly had fallen out of the rotation, Rondo provided a glimpse of his perspective. “Um, how can I say this?” he said. “No.” Addressing a Bulls assistant telling him the team was trying to “save me from myself,” Rondo was as blunt. “I thought it was [expletive],” Rondo said.

The longer Rondo spoke, the more embarrassing it risked becoming for the Bulls. Even if Rondo resurfaces in the second half as a secondteam contributor, his daily presence gives everybody in the organization an unnecessary worry for a team committed to eliminating dysfunction. Proud veterans such as Rondo don’t forget, as his postgame reply after scoring 12 points and playing well reminded everybody. Reporter: “How did you feel out there?” Rondo: “Fast.” That answer took a subtle but direct shot at Hoiberg’s recent assessment that Rondo was slow. Hoiberg showed an independent streak benching Rondo, but the Bulls front office holding on to a player with his volatile past only complicates the coach’s job. Rondo’s remarks provided laughs for everyone except general manager Gar Forman and executive vice president John Paxson. His next outburst might not be funny at all. Doing nothing is dangerous. A dilemma at point guard demands immediate attention – something true for both teams playing tonight at Madison Square Garden.

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WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball Sterling MLK Classic Saturday’s games • United Township vs. Kankakee, 10 a.m. • Belvidere North vs. Sterling, 11:30 a.m. • Willowbrook vs. Lake Forest Academy, 1 • Kankakee vs. Belvidere North, 2:30 • Lake Forest Academy vs. United Township, 4:14 • Sterling vs. Willowbrook, 6 Monday, Jan. 16 • Belvidere North vs. Lake Forest Academy, 10 a.m. • Kankakee vs. Sterling, 11:30 a.m. • United Township vs. Willowbrook, 1 • Kankakee vs. Belvidere North, 2:30 • Lake Forest Academy vs. Willowbrook, 4:15 • Sterling vs. United Township, 6

Manny’s Shootout at Mount Carroll Saturday’s games • Fulton Unity vs. West Carroll (girls), 8:30 a.m. • Fulton Unity vs. DePue, 10 a.m. • Prince of Peace (Iowa) vs. Sterling (girls), 11:30 a.m. • Prince of Peace (Iowa) vs. Milledgeville, 1 • Messmer (Wis.) vs. Newman, 2:30 • Prophetstown vs. Forreston, 4 • West Carroll vs. Easton Valley (Iowa), 5:30 • Rockford Christian vs. Bettendorf (Iowa), 7

South Beloit MLK Tournament Pool A: Byron, Dakota, South Beloit, Stockton Pool B: AFC, Dixon, East Dubuque, Harvard Saturday’s games • Dixon vs, AFC, 9 a.m. • Harvard vs, East Dubuque, 10:20 a.m. • South Beloit vs. Dakota, 11:40 a.m. • Byron vs. Stockton, 1 • East Dubuque vs. Dixon, 2:20 • AFC vs. Harvard, 3:40 • Dakota vs. Byron, 5 • Stockton vs, South Beloit, 6:20 Monday, Jan. 16 • Dakota vs. Stockton, 9 a.m. • South Beloit vs. Byron, 10:20 a.m. • Harvard vs. Dixon, 11:40 a.m. • East Dubuque vs. AFC, 1 • Pool A 4 vs. Pool B 4, 2:20 • Pool A 3 vs. Pool B 3, 3:40 • Pool A 2 vs. Pool B 2, 5 • Pool A 1 vs. Pool B 1, 6:20

Girls basketball Le-Win MLK Classic at Lena E = elementary gym; HS = high school gym Gold Pool: Lena-Winslow, Prophetstown, Stillman Valley, Aquin Black Pool: Galena, Erie, Winnebago, Dakota Saturday, Jan. 14 • Lena-Winslow vs. Aquin, 10 a.m. (E) • Stillman Valley vs. Prophetstown, 10 a.m. (HS) • Galena vs. Erie, 11:15 a.m. (E) • Winnebago vs. Dakota, 11:15 a.m. (HS) • Stillman Valley vs. Aquin, 12:45 (E) • Le-Win vs. Prophetstown, 12:45 (HS) • Dakota vs. Galena, 2 (E) • Erie vs. Winnebago, 2 (HS) Monday, Jan. 16 • Le-Win vs. Stillman Valley, 10 a.m. (E) • Aquin vs. Prophetstown, 10 a.m. (HS) • Galena vs. Winnebago, 11:15 a.m. (E) • Erie vs. Dakota, 11:15 a.m. (HS) • Gold 4 vs. Black 4, 12:45 (HS) • Gold 3 vs. Black 3, 12:45 (E) • Gold 2 vs. Black 2, 2 (HS) • Gold 1 vs. Black 1, 2 (E) Wednesday’s box scores at Morrison

MORRISON 51, DIXON 49 DIXON (15-5) Kira Goral 2-12 2-3 7, Emily Lynch 0-1 0-0 0, Gretchen Bushman 1-1 0-0 2, Britney Pitzer 3-10 1-2 9, Bre Scheidegger 5-16 3-4 16, Ellie Provo 4-12 4-5 12, Isabelle Shiaras 1-3 1-2 3. Totals: 16-55 11-16 49. MORRISON Emma Melton 1-3 3-3 5, Makayla Troutman 0-0 0-0 0, Emma Sitzmore 3-7 3-4 9, Jaeden Workman 5-8 2-2 15, Kassidee Church 4-8 4-4 13, Shayna Vanderleest 1-1 0-0 2, Lauren Vos 1-4 0-0 2, Mackenzie Petkus 0-0 0-0 0, Madison Steines 1-3 0-0 3, Peyton Tegeler 0-1 2-2 2. Totals: 16-35 14-15 51. Dixon 15 11 7 16 — 49 Morrison 14 10 14 13 — 51 3s – Morrison 5-13 (Workman 3-5, Church 1-3, Vos 0-2, Steines 1-3), Dixon 6-17 (Gorel 1-3, Pitzer 2-4, Scheidegger 3-10). Rebounds – Morrison 25 (Sitzmore 11), Dixon 18 (Provo 8). Assists – Morrison 6 (Sitzmore), Dixon 6 (Provo 2). Steals – Morrison 8 (Church 4), Dixon 8 (Pitzer 3). Blocks – Morrison 7 (Church 3), Dixon 2 (Pitzer, Provo). Turnovers – Dixon 9, Morrison 20. Fouls – Dixon 13, Morrison 13.

Wrestling Wednesday’s results at Poplar Grove

NORTH BOONE 25, AFC 24 138 – Chudoba (NB) pin Nathan Page 4:46; 145 – Sam Hahn (AFC) pin Weiss 5:14; 152 – Brendyn Williams (AFC) pin Schnulle 1:04; 160 – Grunar (NB) pin Demetri Lahman :56 North Boone rec. forfeits: 126, 170 AFC rec. forfeits: 182, 195 Double forfeits: 106, 113, 120, 132, 220, 285

AFC 36, POLO 24 138 – Nathan Page (AFC) pin Hauer Williams 4:43; 152 – Brendyn Williams (AFC) pin Adrian Gonzalez :42 AFC rec. forfeits: 145, 160, 182, 195 Polo rec. forfeits: 106, 113, 126, 132 Double forfeits: 120, 170, 220, 285 at Aledo

MERCER COUNTY 44, MORRISON 36 106 – Ryan Kennedy (MORR) pin Chapman 2:56; 120 – Augustus Linke (MORR) pin Miller 3:38; 126 – Engle (MC) tech. fall Kyle Roberts 18-3; 132 – Harmon (MC) pin Anthony McCartney 4:57; 138 – Joe Eads (MORR) pin Adolphson :46; 145 – Barnhouse (MC) pin Brandon Zigler 2:16; 152 – Reilly Dolan (MORR) pin Svoboda 4:43; 160 – Tacey (MC) pin Chase Garland :21; 170 – Speaker (MC) dec. Dylan Keller 1-0; 182 – Carey (MC) pin Jon Anderson :46; 220 – Riley Wilkens (MORR) pin Bingham 1:28 Morrison rec. forfeit: 285 Mercer County rec. forfeits: 113, 195

MORRISON 37, ROCKRIDGE 36 106 – Ryan Kennedy (M) pin Swailes :36; 120 – Augustus Linke (M) dec. Krueger 7-2; 126 – Anthony McCartney (M) dec. Dahl 5-2; 132 – Throne (R) pin Kyle Roberts 1:04; 138 – Joe Eads (M) pin Swailes 1:07; 145 – Simmons (R) pin Brandon Zigler 1:07; 152 – Reilly Dolan (M) dec. McCabe 7-2; 160 – Smith (R) pin Chase Garland :32; 170 – Jon Anderson (M) major dec. Salmon 10-2; 195 – Riley Wilkens (M) pin Dierikx 2:35; Morrison rec. forfeits: 285 Rockridge rec. forfeits: 113, 182, 220

Men’s basketball Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Michigan St. 4-1 .800 12-6 .667 Maryland 3-1 .750 15-2 .882 Purdue 3-1 .750 14-3 .824 Nebraska 3-1 .750 9-7 .563 Wisconsin 2-1 .667 13-3 .813 Minnesota 3-2 .600 15-3 .833 Northwestern 2-2 .500 13-4 .765 Illinois 2-2 .500 12-5 .706 Iowa 2-2 .500 10-7 .588 Penn St. 2-2 .500 10-7 .588 Indiana 1-3 .250 11-6 .647 Michigan 1-3 .250 11-6 .647 Ohio St. 0-3 .000 10-6 .625 Rutgers 0-4 .000 11-6 .647 Tuesday’s result Maryland 75, Indiana 72 Wednesday’s results Michigan St. 65, Minnesota 47 Illinois 85, Michigan 69 Today’s games Ohio St. at Wisconsin, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Northwestern at Rutgers, 8 p.m. (ESPNU) Purdue at Iowa, 8 p.m. (BTN) Saturday’s games Minnesota at Penn St., 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Nebraska at Michigan, 1 p.m. (BTN) Maryland at Illinois, 5 p.m. (ESPN2) Sunday’s games Rutgers at Indiana, 11 a.m. (BTN) Michigan St. at Ohio St., 12:30 p.m. (CBS) Iowa at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m (BTN) Wednesday’s box scores

ILLINOIS 85, MICHIGAN 69 MICHIGAN (11-6) Wagner 1-3 3-3 6, Wilson 8-12 2-3 19, Walton 4-8 1-1 11, Abdur-Rahkman 5-9 2-3 14, Irvin 5-9 0-0 10, Donnal 1-2 0-0 2, Hibbitts 0-0 0-0 0, Lonergan 1-1 0-0 2, Teske 0-0 0-0 0, Simpson 1-3 0-0 3, Wright-Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Watson 0-1 0-0 0, Robinson 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 27-51 8-10 69. ILLINOIS (12-5) Black 5-10 0-0 10, Morgan 8-9 0-0 16, Hill 4-8 6-7 15, Coleman-Lands 4-8 0-0 12, Abrams 1-3 2-3 4, Finke 4-4 0-0 10, Nichols 6-9 0-0 13, Austin 0-0 0-0 0, Lucas 2-2 0-0 5, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0, Olademeji 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-53 8-10 85. Halftime–Illinois 49-36. 3s–Michigan 7-14 (Abdur-Rahkman 2-2, Walton 2-4, Wagner 1-1, Simpson 1-2, Wilson 1-2, Irvin 0-1, Donnal 0-1, Robinson 0-1), Illinois 9-14 (Coleman-Lands 4-5, Finke 2-2, Lucas 1-1, Nichols 1-1, Hill 1-3, Black 0-1, Abrams 0-1). Rebounds–Michigan 17 (Irvin 6), Illinois 29 (Nichols 8). Assists–Michigan 12 (Walton 7), Illinois 21 (Lucas 8). Fouls– Michigan 15 (Robinson out), Illinois 14. Technicals–Walton.

MICHIGAN ST. 65, No. 24 MINNESOTA 47 MINNESOTA (15-3) Murphy 3-7 0-0 6, Lynch 1-4 0-0 2, Mason 6-15 1-1 14, McBrayer 5-10 0-0 11, Coffey 1-5 2-2 4, Curry 2-9 3-4 7, Hurt 0-0 0-0 0, Konate 0-1 0-0 0, Springs 1-6 0-0 3. Totals 19-57 6-7 47. MICHIGAN ST. (12-6) Ward 3-8 3-4 9, Bridges 5-7 4-4 16, Nairn 0-3 3-4 3, Langford 6-9 0-0 13, Harris 3-9 1-1 8, Goins 3-4 2-2 8, Van Dyk 0-2 0-0 0, Winston 0-1 1-2 1, Ellis 2-6 0-0 5, Ahrens 0-1 0-0 0, George 1-1 0-0 2, McQuaid 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 23-54 14-17 65. Halftime–Michigan St. 39-17. 3s–Minnesota 3-16 (McBrayer 1-1, Mason 1-5, Springs 1-5, Curry 0-2, Coffey 0-3), Michigan St. 5-14 (Bridges 2-3, Langford 1-2, Harris 1-3, Ellis 1-4, Nairn 0-1, McQuaid 0-1). Rebounds–Minnesota 26 (Curry, Coffey 6), Michigan St. 38 (Goins 9). Assists–Minnesota 6 (Coffey 2), Michigan St. 15 (Winston 5). Fouls–Minnesota 16 (Lynch out), Michigan St. 14 (Ward out). State schedule Tuesday’s results DePaul 64, Providence 63 NIU 74 Kent St. 70, OT Wednesday’s results Bradley 72, N. Iowa 61 Denver 84, W. Illinois 70 Illinois St. 60, S. Illinois 53 Wichita St. 87, Loyola 75 Today’s games Ill.-Chicago at Cleveland St., 6:45 p.m. Murray St. at E. Illinois, 7 p.m. Chciago St. at Utah Valley, 8 p.m. Austin Peay at SIU-Edwardsville, 8 p.m. Saturday’s games Austin Peay at E. Illinois, 11 a.m. N. Illinois at Bowling Green, 11 a.m. Bradley at Indiana St., noon DePaul at Marquette, 1 p.m. S. Illinois at Evansville, 1 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Youngstown St., 6 p.m. Murray St. at SIU-Edwardsville, 7 p.m. W. Illinois at Omaha, 7 p.m. Wichita St. at Illinois St., 7 p.m. Chicago St. at Seattle, 9 p.m. Sunday’s games Missouri St. at Loyola, 3 p.m. (ESPNU) Top 25 schedule Tuesday’s results No. 10 West Virginia 89, No. 1 Baylor 68 No. 2 Kansas 81, Oklahoma 70 No. 3 Villanova 79, No. 15 Xavier 54 No. 6 Kentucky 87, Vanderbilt 81 No. 9 Florida State 88, No. 7 Duke 72 No. 23 Florida 80, Alabama 67 Texas Tech 66, No. 25 Kansas St. 65 Wednesday’s results No. 8 Creighton 75, No. 12 Butler 64 No. 11 North Carolina 93, Wake Forest 87 No. 14 Louisville 85, Pittsburgh 80 Michigan St. 65, No. 24 Minnesota 47 Today’s games No. 4 UCLA at Colorado, 10 p.m. No. 5 Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount, 8 p.m. No. 16 Arizona vs. Arizona State, 8 p.m. No. 17 Purdue at Iowa, 8 p.m. No. 18 Wisconsin vs. Ohio State, 6 p.m. No. 20 Notre Dame at Miami, 6 p.m. No. 21 Saint Mary’s at Portland, 10 p.m. No. 22 Cincinnati vs. SMU, 8 p.m. No. 25 Southern Cal at Utah, 8 p.m.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL | BIG TEN ROUNDUP NFL playoffs Wild-card round Saturday’s results Houston 27, Oakland 14 Seattle 26, Detroit 6 Sunday’s results Pittsburgh 30, Miami 12 Green Bay 38, N.Y. Giants 13 Divisional round Saturday, Jan. 14 Seattle at Atlanta, 3:35 p.m. (FOX) Houston at New England, 7:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 15 Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 12:05 p.m. (NBC) Green Bay at Dallas, 3:40 p.m. (FOX) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 AFC Divisional winners, time & place TBD NFC Divisional winners, time & place TBD Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Orlando, Fla. AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Houston TBD, 5:30 p.m. (FOX)


Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 25 13 .658 — Boston 24 15 .615 1½ New York 17 22 .436 8½ Philadelphia 11 25 .306 13 Brooklyn 8 29 .216 16½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 22 16 .579 — Charlotte 20 19 .513 2½ Washington 19 19 .500 3 Orlando 16 23 .410 6½ Miami 11 29 .275 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 28 9 .757 — Indiana 20 18 .526 8½ Milwaukee 19 18 .514 9 Chicago 19 20 .487 10 Detroit 18 22 .450 11½


Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 30 8 .789 — Houston 31 10 .756 ½ Memphis 24 17 .585 7½ New Orleans 15 24 .385 15½ Dallas 11 27 .289 19 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 24 16 .600 — Oklahoma City 24 16 .600 — Portland 17 23 .425 7 Denver 14 23 .378 8½ Minnesota 13 26 .333 10½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 33 6 .846 — L.A. Clippers 26 14 .650 7½ Sacramento 16 22 .421 16½ L.A. Lakers 15 27 .357 19½ Phoenix 12 26 .316 20½ Wednesday’s results Philadelphia 98, New York 97 Boston 117, Washington 108 Minnesota 119, Houston 105 Oklahoma City 103, Memphis 95 Cleveland at Portland, late Orlando at L.A. Clippers, late Today’s games Indiana at Denver, 2 p.m. New Orleans at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at New York, 7 p.m L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Detroit at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s games Charlotte at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 7 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 9 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m. Detroit at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 42 26 10 6 58 132 101 Boston 44 22 17 5 49 110 108 Ottawa 39 21 14 4 46 99 102 Florida 43 19 16 8 46 100 114 Toronto 39 18 13 8 44 120 116 Tampa Bay 42 19 19 4 42 118 127 Buffalo 40 16 15 9 41 93 110 Detroit 41 17 18 6 40 103 119 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Columbus 40 28 8 4 60 135 90 Washington 41 27 9 5 59 120 86 Pittsburgh 40 26 9 5 57 141 114 N.Y. Rangers 42 28 13 1 57 146 107 Philadelphia 43 21 16 6 48 124 133 Carolina 41 19 15 7 45 109 111 New Jersey 42 16 18 8 40 95 124 N.Y. Islanders 39 15 16 8 38 107 119


Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 44 27 12 5 59 124 107 39 25 9 5 55 123 85 41 21 15 5 47 117 123 41 18 16 7 43 114 111 44 20 21 3 43 122 133 42 17 17 8 42 109 127 39 13 25 1 27 79 130 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 42 25 15 2 52 112 96 Anaheim 43 22 13 8 52 115 113 Edmonton 43 21 15 7 49 123 118 Calgary 44 23 19 2 48 117 121 Los Angeles 41 20 17 4 44 102 105 Vancouver 43 20 19 4 44 106 123 Arizona 40 12 22 6 30 86 128 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s results Florida 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 Montreal 7, Winnipeg 4 Washington 5, Pittsburgh 2 Calgary 3, San Jose 2 Today’s games Vancouver at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Nashville, 7 p.m. Montreal at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Edmonton, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Chicago Minnesota St. Louis Nashville Winnipeg Dallas Colorado


Illinois guard Malcolm Hill (21) is fouled by Michigan forward D.J. Wilson (5) during the second half of Wednesday’s game in Champaign. Illinois won 85-69.

Mav is all the rage Morgan leads Illinois past Michigan By the Associated Press

Maverick Morgan scored 16 points, leading Illinois to a dominating 85-69 win over Michigan on Wednesday night in Champaign. Illinois (12-5, 2-2 Big Ten) changed up its lineup after its 96-80 loss to Indiana on Saturday and the improvements showed as six different players finished in double figures. The Wolverines had a 4:30 field-goal scoring drought and the Illini put together a 17-2 run to close the first half for a 49-36 halftime lead. Both teams shot better than 60 percent in the first half, but the Illini were even better in the second, making 17 of 21 shots, and finished 9 of 14 from 3-point range. Michigan cooled off to 45 percent in the second half, but finished 7 of 14 behind the arc. Kipper Nichols had his strongest performance of the season, coming off the bench for 13 points and eight rebounds, helping the Illini to a 30-17 rebounding advantage. Illinois outscored Michigan 28-9 off the bench. DJ Wilson led Michigan (11-6, 1-3) with 19 points and Muhammad-Ali

Abdur-Rahkman added 14 points. Big picture Michigan: John Beilein’s team couldn’t sneak away with a win that it needed to impress the NCAA Tournament selection committee. Michigan will need to rebound quickly with red-hot Nebraska coming into town Saturday. Illinois: The Illini won a game they needed to win for their NCAA Tournament hopes to stay alive. A home loss against a fellow bubble team wouldn’t look good come Selection Sunday. Up next Michigan is home against Nebraska on Saturday. Illinois will try to avenge an earlier loss, hosting Maryland on Saturday. Michigan State 65, No. 24 Minnesota 47: Miles

Bridges did not play the last time Michigan State rallied to beat Minnesota. With the freshman standout back in the lineup, the Spartans simply dominated the 24thranked Golden Gophers. Bridges scored all 16 of his points before halftime, helping Michigan State build a huge lead it used to cruise to a victory over Minnesota in East

Lansing, Mich. Bridges was aggressive, and effective, right from the start with a dunk, layup and jumper to put Michigan State up 11-4. Bridges bounced back from two lackluster games following a seven-game absence with a sprained left ankle. He scored a total of 10 points in the previous two games. Minnesota coach Richard Pitino didn’t have to worry about Bridges in the last matchup when Michigan State won in overtime after trailing by 13 at halftime. The Spartans (12-6, 4-1 Big Ten) started the night in a five-way tie atop the conference with the Golden Gophers (15-3, 3-1) and moved a halfgame ahead of No. 17 Purdue, Maryland and Nebraska. Michigan State led the entire game, went ahead by 22 points at halftime, and easily kept a comfortable lead. The Golden Gophers have four players averaging at least 10 points a game, but had just two score in double digits against Michigan State. Nate Mason scored 14 and Dupree McBrayer had 11 points.


Morrison wrestlers split two By SVM Sports Staff

The Morrison wrestling team ventured to Aledo on Wednesday and split a pair duals, winning 37-36 against Rockridge and losing 44-36 to Mercer County. Ryan Kennedy (106 pounds), Augustus Linke (120), Joe Eads (138), Reilly Dolan (152) and

Riley Wilkens (195/220) Girls basketball each won two bouts for Kewanee 47, Prophetsthe Mustangs. town 36: The Prophets lost a TRAC East game to Raiders split: AFC trav- the Boilers at home. eled to Poplar Grove and Courtney Pierceson’s defeated Polo 36-24, 14 points paced Prophand lost to North Boone etstown. Lexi Rangel and Olivia-Hope Toppert 25-24. Brendyn Williams (152) added eight points each, won both of his bouts for and Hannah McKinney scored six. the Raiders.

Fillies hold off late Duchesses rally in nonconference victory DOWN


t Dixon fought back to retake the lead with 30 seconds left in the half on a jumper from Gretchen Bushman. After a pair of free throws from Peyton Tegeler gave Morrison the lead, Provo found Scheidegger in the right corner for a 3 to give Dixon a 26-24 halftime advantage. The Fillies swiftly regained the lead in the opening minute of the second half. A 3 from Workman and a Sitzmore layup put Morrison up 29-26. A 3 from Pitzer tied things up

on the following possession for Dixon, but it was all Morrison after that. The Fillies ran off seven straight points to take command with a 38-33 lead after three. Morrison was arguably better on the defensive end, as their 1-2-2 zone limited Dixon to just seven points in the quarter. “Really, I was just trying to mix it up,” Whitebread said of the halftime tweak to go to the zone defense. “They ran some good man-to-man offense, and their post players are a lot to handle down low. I thought going to the zone would protect us a little

bit, and throw them off. Luckily for us, they were missing shots that they normally make.” But the Duchesses wouldn’t go away without a fight. Dixon got back in it with a 9-2 run, capped by a 3 from Scheidegger to cut the deficit to 43-42. Morrison regained momentum on a big three-point play by Emma Melton off an inbounds play under the Fillies hoop to halt the run. Dixon tried to tie it with a furious rally in the final 2 minutes, but the Fillies went 5-for-6 from the freethrow line to seal it. The Duchesses did get a 3 off at

the buzzer that would have won it, but it fell short and Morrison hung on. “Getting this win is huge,” Whitebread said. “Like a lot of teams, we’re kind of Jekyll and Hyde. It’s the consistency to know we can do this every game is what we’re looking for.” Workman led the Fillies with 15 points, and Church filled the stat sheet with 13 points, four steals and three blocks. Scheidegger led the Duchesses with a gamePhilip Marruffo/ high 16 points, while Ellie Provo grabbed eight Morrison’s Emma Melton (2) is fouled as she shoots rebounds to go with her between Dixon’s Bre Scheidegger (22) and Britney 12 points. Pitzer (21) on Wednesday night in Morrison.

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Are Chargers on the move to Los Angeles? THE WAY WE HEAR IT by Hub Arkush

The Jan. 15 deadline for the San Diego Chargers to tell the NFL whether they will be joining the Rams in Los Angeles is this Sunday. While there is still the possibility the Chargers will ask for an extension of the deadline, our sources are telling us Chargers owner Dean Spanos is leaning toward a decision sooner rather than later, perhaps you’ve even heard it by the time you read this and we’re told it may not be what most are expecting. A decision by Spanos to make the move to Los Angeles would be personally painful for him and his family, but certainly not difficult. Financially, the opportunity in Los Angeles is a can’t-miss, expensive in the short-term but practically guaranteed to be extremely lucrative in the long run. But unlike Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who couldn’t wait to leave St. Louis Rams fans whistling in the wind, Spanos doesn’t want to be the guy who deserted his home, neighbors and friends to chase the NFL’s strange vision and certain riches. NFL fans refused to support the Rams the first time around and let the Raiders come and go as well. Clearly there were stadium issues, and nothing in L.A. vaguely resembling the football and entertainment palace Kroenke is building and being forced to offer tenancy in to either the Chargers or Raiders. But the fact that TV ratings actually improved markedly in L.A. after the Raiders and Rams were gone has to give one pause to wonder why Los Angeles residents will support these two clubs, particularly if they both

Build the Best Playoff Lineups and Win! Visit continue to be among the worst in the league as they are now. Roger Goodell’s fixation on putting a team back in L.A. has been a mystery to many insiders and experts we talked to from the jump. While that is and should be a concern to Spanos, we hear the bigger issue is financial and exactly what Spanos is going to get for his trouble and his bucks. The NFL has agreed to finance the Chargers relocation fee and stretch the payments out over 30 years, but it will still cost Spanos $650 million to move to Los Angeles and become Kroenke’s tenant. Spanos will also have to build new offices and practice facilities for the team in the area. It’s safe to say Spanos will spend at least $700 million to move to L.A. and rent space in Kroenke’s building. It is believed Spanos would share in all his parking and concession dollars and that he can sell PSLs to season-ticket holders, but it’s unclear what piece, if any, Spanos would get of other events held at the complex beyond NFL games. The Way We Hear It, Spanos was working up to the 11th hour to determine exactly how much money he could get from the city of San Diego and the NFL to build his own complex and stay put with the thinking being why spend $700 million for the right to rent if I can spend that or a bit more to own. Our sources are telling us Spanos is also concerned that

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Dean Spanos contrary to popular opinion, a significant number of loyal Charger fans will not be willing to shell out big bucks for PSLs and/ or season tickets to make the roughly two hours each way drive to L.A. 8-10 times a year. A lifetime competition with the Rams for the hearts of notoriously fickle Los Angeles NFL fans may not be the best way to spend $700 million. According to our sources, Spanos was at least 60-40 or stronger on finding a way to stay in San Diego right up to his dropdead date to make the call.

Coughlin a strange call In Jacksonville

Folks we’re talking to around the league are scratching their heads a bit over the decision by Jaguars owner Shad Khan to remove the interim tag from head coach Doug Marrone and retain general manager David Caldwell but then cut off his claws by bringing in Tom Coughlin to be Caldwell’s and Marrone’s boss. Marrone is an experienced offensive mind who didn’t exactly fail in his first head coaching stint, going 15-17 in two years in Buffalo, 9-7 in his


second season before resigning when the club was sold to the Pegulas. And it is fairly common in the NFL when a team fails with a head coach from one side of the ball – Gus Bradley was a highly respected defensive coordinator in Seattle before taking the Jacksonville job – to make its next hire from the other side of the line of scrimmage. Where it gets puzzling is why bring in Coughlin if you’re going to keep Caldwell? One top NFL exec said, “Giving the job to Marrone seems to clearly be a double down on Blake Bortles. Caldwell’s the guy who picked him and there is a lot more young talent on that roster, so where does Coughlin fit?” It’s a really good question. While Coughlin is a highly accomplished and respected head coach, he comes from the offensive side of the ball like Marrone, succeeded with the help of excellent defensive coordinators and worked under strong executives in Ernie Accorsi and Jerry Reese. Coughlin has minimal if any front-office experience, is not known as a talent evaluator and it is hard to see how he fits as part of the Jaguars’ threeheaded management team. There is also the issue of Coughlin making it as clear as possible to anyone who’d listen from the moment he “resigned” in New York that he wanted to coach again. Should the Jaguars start slow under Marrone, Coughlin will clearly be looming. We’re not sure what Khan was thinking in putting these three together, but more than a few insiders tell us they believe he has put both his coach and GM more in positions to fail than he has to help them succeed.

Why Vance Joseph?

Many knowledgeable NFL fans had never heard of Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph until he became the most sought after head coaching prospect in the NFL following the Dolphins’ loss to the Steelers in the wild-card round. Joseph was invited to interview for all five open head coaching jobs immediately after the loss to Pittsburgh, and his first was in Denver, where he interviewed with John Elway two years ago before Gary Kubiak was hired. What is so special about a coach who’d never coached anything but defensive backs until coordinating Miami’s defense in 2016, a unit that was 29th in total defense, 30th against the run and 18th in points allowed? According to our sources, in addition to being a solid X’s and O’s guy, Joseph is one of the best communicators in the NFL. That is why his stock is through the roof right now. Joseph has been reported to be the frontrunner in Denver and possibly San Diego. In many cases, the key to getting an NFL job has little to do with coaching ability and everything to do with how you sell yourself in the interview process. We’re told Joseph is smooth as silk. The other huge asset Joseph has is, with the Dolphins loss, he’s available. Other top candidates, including Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia, Kyle Shanahan, Dave Toub and Todd Haley, are bound to their current teams for at least one more week and possibly as many as four. We’re not suggesting Joseph isn’t a great coach – we hear he is. But it really helps that NFL owners don’t like to wait and Joseph is poised to become the next bird in the hand.


Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET, CBS, Gillette Stadium

with their last postseason loss in Foxborough coming in 2012 against Baltimore.



Nearly four months ago, a Jacoby Brissettled Patriots team beat the Texans 27-0 on a Thursday night. Now, Tom Brady – with a bye week – gets the Texans at home with a chance to advance to the AFC title game, and suddenly a historic 16-point spread makes sense. The Texans feature a defense that can pose a challenge Tom to the Patriots and a coaching Brady staff that knows Bill Belichick well, from Bill O’Brien to Romeo Crennel. That familiarity hasn’t helped the Texans, who lost to the Patriots 27-6 last season, O’Brien’s first meeting against his former team. The Patriots have won four playoff home games in a row,

To rattle the Patriots’ offense, defenses need to get Tom Brady off his spot, get penetration up the gut and be physical with New England’s receivers to affect timing routes. If the Texans don’t pressure Brady, it won’t matter what cornerbacks A.J. Bouye and Johnathan Joseph do. Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus have terrorized QBs this season, but neither recorded even a QB hit against the Pats in September. They will be key, along with rookie defensive lineman D.J. Reader. Denver’s 17 QB hits in the AFC Championship last season led to one of Brady’s worst playoff performances. The Texans need to take advantage of where their blue-chippers are – in the defensive front – and try to use that blueprint if they want to pull an upset for the ages.


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will be the playoff debut for rookie sensation Tyreek Hill, who scored 12 touchdowns this season.



On Sunday night in Week 4, the Steelers blew the doors off the Chiefs at Heinz Field, jumping out to a 36-0 lead en route to a 43-14 thrashing. Back-to-back turnovers by the Chiefs, leading to back-to-back Steelers touchdowns, opened the rout. Three months later, the Steelers head to K.C. coming off Le’Veon a convincing 30-12 win over the Bell Dolphins, but the focus postgame turned to Ben Roethlisberger’s walking boot and assistant coach Joey Porter’s arrest. On the field, though, Pittsburgh’s offense rolled. The Chiefs went 10-2 after that loss to Pittsburgh, winning the AFC West and a bye. This

Le’Veon Bell ran through and around a Dolphins defense to the tune of 167 rushing yards in the wild-card round. The dual-threat back had 144 rushing yards against the Chiefs in Week 4, his first game back from a three-game suspension. He has averaged a staggering 143.1 rushing yards in his past seven games. The Chiefs’ defense – one that is without ILB Derrick Johnson – gave up 4.43 yards per touch on the ground this season, ninth-worst in the NFL. Starting with a push from nose tackle Dontari Poe, Kansas City’s front seven will need to find a way to contain Bell. Inside ‘backer Ramik Wilson has to be a sure tackler on the patient and explosive Bell. The Chiefs held opponents under 100 rushing yards only four times this season.



Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET, FOX, AT&T Stadium


Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys steamrolled the Packers, 30-16, at Lambeau Field in Week 6 behind 191 rushing yards – Green Bay permitted 171 in its first four games combined – and four takeaways, or three more than Green Bay’s past seven opponents totaled. Dallas continued overwhelming foes en route to the NFC’s top seed, whereas the Packers lost four of their next five but Aaron haven’t stumbled since. Divine in- Rodgers tervention helped Aaron Rodgers overcome a sluggish start in the wild-card round for a fabulous flourish and 38-13 conquest of Big Blue and the NFL’s hottest defense. Green Bay’s advancing came at a significant cost, however: Jordy Nelson (NFL-leading 14 receiving TDs) suffered a rib injury that’ll likely keep him out.

It’s one thing to stop Paul Perkins and Rashad Jennings with six defenders; Dom Capers knows he’ll need box reinforcements to contain Elliott, Dallas’ do-it-all dynamo and the NFL’s rushing leader, who logged 30 touches and 174 scrimmage yards at Lambeau. Mike Daniels will tussle with a pair of All-Pros in C Travis Frederick and RG Zack Martin, attempting to keep ILBs Jake Ryan, coming off perhaps his best game as a pro, and Blake Martinez free. Julius Peppers, who turns 37 Wednesday, was exceptional vs. the Giants while playing a season-high 74 percent of the snaps (compared to just 48 in Week 6), but it’ll be top run defenders Clay Matthews and Nick Perry most responsible for setting the edges against Elliott and Prescott, another dangerous perimeter threat. Remember, Dallas’ best defense against the planet’s hottest passer is Elliott and the NFL’s leading ball control attack.


Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, FOX, Georgia Dome


Coming off a Week 5 road upset in Denver – their fourth consecutive win – the Falcons flew high into Seattle, where a 26-24 defeat ended in controversy with Richard Sherman avoiding a pass interference penalty despite egregiously holding Julio Jones’ right arm on Atlanta’s final offensive play. Fast-forward three months: Seattle, after running roughshod over the Lions, travels cross-country to face a rested Falcons squad in the rematch from earlier this season and the 2012 divisional round, when Matt Ryan and Co. squandered a 20-point fourth-quarter lead but positioned Matt Bryant in the final minute for a 49-yard field goal as time expired for a 30-28 triumph. The Falcons’ NFC title game loss to San Francisco the following week was their last postseason game; Seattle won Super Bowl XLVIII the next year and nearly repeated following the 2014 season.


Perhaps the weekend’s best matchup, Sherman vs. Jones, takes on a different feel than the first meeting, when Jones had a game-high seven catches, 139 yards and a touchdown, and that was with Earl Thomas patrolling the deep middle. Unlike the Lions, who failed to expose Thomas’ replacement Steven Terrell, Ryan (NFL-high 9.3 yards per attempt) and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s bread and butter is attacking vertically. Shanahan, through motion and bunch sets, effectively schemed to free Jones from a frustrated Sherman’s star coverage. Expect Sherman to again travel with Jones, increasing the onus on DeShawn Snead and nickel Jeremy Lane against Taylor Gabriel and Mohamed Sanu, among others. On offense, Seattle will look to build on Thomas Rawls’ franchise playoff record 161 rushing yards against a young Falcons run ‘D’ that permitted 4.5 yards per carry (25th in the NFL) and avoided an injured Rawls and C.J. Prosise last time.













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Sterling Golden Warriors


49 points 4 first-place votes

Rock Falls Rockets 44 points 1 first-place vote

Warriors use aggressive style to post victories. Prev: 1


Fulton Steamers

Dixon Dukes

29 points

Cougars want outside game to go with post presence. Prev: 4

AFC Raiders

Milledgeville Missiles


14 points

Dukes offense catching fire, defense picking up pressure. Prev: 10

Steamers have different guys stepping up in key situations. Prev: 6

Polo Marcos


30 points

Comets look to balance shooting with post play. Prev: 2


17 points

Eastland Cougars


40 points

Rockets are spreading the wealth on both ends. Prev: 3


25 points


Newman Comets

Marcos finding weapons to keep defenses guessing. Prev: 5

Faith Christian Falcons


12 points Missiles are keeping up pressure on opposing D. Prev: 9

Raiders look for solid D to go with potent offense. Prev: 7

7 points Falcons have lots of talent, experience to rack up wins. Prev: NR



AFC Raiders


48 points 3 first-place votes

Amboy Clippers 45 points 2 first-place votes

Raiders keep dominating on offensive end of floor. Prev: T-1


Fulton Steamers

Bureau Valley Storm 14 points

Steamers are starting to find their groove in NUIC West. Prev: T-6

Girls basketball

AP polls

AP polls W-L 12-0 14-2 13-1 11-3 11-0 12-2 14-1 9-4 15-0 14-2 more

Class 3A

School W-L 1. Springfield Lanphier (11) 13-0 2. Morgan Park (2) 9-2 3. Bloomington 11-2 4. North Lawndale 11-3 5. Fenwick 12-3 6. Benton 13-1 7. Mahomet-Seymour 10-3 8. Morton 12-3 9. Farragut 6-2 10. Centralia 9-4 Others receiving 12 or more Springfield Southeast 13. Class 2A School 1. Quincy Notre Dame (5) 2. Chicago Uplift (4) 3. Tremont 4. Orr (2) 5. Teutopolis (1) 6. Eldorado (2) 7. St. Joseph-Ogden 8. Mt. Carmel 9. Alton Marquette 10. Pinckneyville Others receiving 12 or None.

Pts Prv 110 1 96 2 91 3 70 4 68 6 33 8 32 10 20 5 18 NR 16 7 votes:

Pts Prv 128 1 115 2 103 3 80 4 76 6 61 7 47 8 36 9 20 10 17 NR votes:

Class 4A School 1. Montini (10) 2. Rock Island 3. Homewood-Flossmoor 4. Edwardsville (1) 5. Benet 6. Rockford Boylan 7. Springfield 8. Hersey 9. Geneva 10. Evanston Township Others receiving 12 or None.

Duchesses are starting to find offensive flow to go with tough D. Prev: 5

Morrison Fillies


12 points Comets taking scrappy style to heart in TRAC East. Prev: NR

29 points Cougars solid inside & outside on both ends of the court. Prev: 4


11 points

Eastland Cougars

Fillies hoping experience keys run during TRAC West slate. Prev: T-9

Erie Cardinals 9 points Cardinals are looking for consistent scoring ability. Prev: 8


Boys basketball Class 4A School 1. Simeon (11) 2. Evanston Township 3. Edwardsville 4. Kenwood 5. Bolingbrook 6. Curie 7. Joliet West 8. Whitney Young 9. Fremd 10. East Moline United Others receiving 12 or None.


Newman Comets


30 points

Rockets just celebrated Abbee Sigel’s 1,000th point. Prev: 3

Storm finding consistency on D to match offensive game. Prev: T-6


Dixon Duchesses


42 points

Clippers have scrappy D to match balance on offense. Prev: T-1


21 points


Rock Falls Rockets

W-L 18-0 17-1 10-2 16-0 17-2 15-0 16-2 15-2 13-2 15-3 more

Pts Prv 109 1 91 3 87 2 84 4 64 5 54 7 35 10 29 9 24 6 11 8 votes:

Class 3A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Morton (11) 15-1 140 2 2. Chicago Marshall (1) 8-0 116 3 3. Highland (1) 16-3 113 T4 4. Mattoon 20-0 105 T4 5. Bethalto Civic Memorial (2) 16-1 102 1 6. Richwoods 16-3 75 6 7. Effingham 17-1 50 8 8. Rochester 13-3 48 9 9. Peoria Central 12-2 25 10 10. North Lawndale 9-3 20 7 Others receiving 12 or more votes: Normal University 15.

W-L 12-1 11-4 14-0 7-1 13-1 16-1 12-3 12-3 14-1 14-1 more

Pts Prv 121 3 117 1 96 5 95 4 85 6 72 10 56 7 45 2 43 8 11 NR votes:

Class 2A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Byron (13) 14-2 155 1 2. Eureka (1) 17-2 120 4 3. Teutopolis 19-2 116 5 4. Sherrard (1) 16-2 113 2 5. Camp Point Central 17-1 95 6 6. Hall 15-3 84 3 7. Hillsboro 15-3 60 7 8. Sesser-Valier (1) 17-0 50 NR 9. Kewanee 17-2 25 NR 10. Auburn 18-2 16 8 Others receiving 12 or more votes: Elgin St. Edward 14. Breese Mater Dei 14.

Class 1A School W-L 1. Okawville (2) 13-2 2. Quest Academy (7) 19-1 3. East Dubuque (1) 16-0 4. Colfax Ridgeview (2) 14-1 5. Effingham St. Anthony (2) 16-1 6. DePue 15-0 7. Newark 11-3 8. Annawan 14-2 9. St. Anne 12-1 10. Hope Academy 13-3 Others receiving 12 or more None.

Pts Prv 119 2 118 5 115 3 103 1 102 4 57 7 44 6 43 8 37 9 9 10 votes:

Class 1A School W-L 1. Lebanon (14) 16-0 2. Ashton-Franklin Center 16-1 3. Winchester (3) 19-0 4. Calhoun 13-3 5. Colfax Ridgeview 17-2 6. Mount Olive 16-2 7. Okawville 14-4 8. Danville Schlarman 12-5 9. Princeville 18-2 10. Harvest Christian Acad. 12-3 Others receiving 12 or more Annawan 18. Galena 13.

Pts Prv 165 1 141 2 126 6 111 T4 79 8 77 7 68 T4 59 5 24 T10 22 9 votes:

Points per game Jordan Hochstatter, Amboy sr. 23.0 Beau Bailey, Dixon so. 18.5 Kyle Ottens, Milledgeville jr. 18.0 Justin Young, Polo so. 17.4 Tyler Bruggenwirth, Fulton jr. 16.8 Cade Schave, Milledgeville jr. 15.7 Logan Pillars, Rock Falls sr. 15.7 Dimitric Young, Sterling sr. 15.2 Brady Webb, Polo so. 14.3 Stephen Brooke, AFC sr. 14.1 Justin Hart, Amby jr. 12.4 Garrett Sanford, AFC sr. 11.7 Cody Sanderson, Fulton jr. 11.7 Eli Leffelman, Newman sr. 11.6 Ben Brackemyer, Morrison jr. 10.8 Nathan Pierceson, Prophetstown sr. 10.5 Owen Behrens, Prophetstown jr. 10.3 Adam Blackburn, Dixon sr. 10.3 Nick Klimson, Morrison sr. 10.0 Kale Barnett, Bureau Valley so. 9.5 Andrew Petros, Bureau Valley jr. 9.5 Garret Winfield, Rock Falls sr. 9.4 Reid Taylor, Polo jr. 9.3 Trevin Woodin, Polo jr. 9.3 Payton Harris, Milledgeville sr. 9.3 Justice Cole, Erie sr 8.9 Myles Williams, Sterling sr. 8.9 Brayton Lavine, Prophetstown jr. 8.8 Michael Berentes, Rock Falls sr. 8.8 Joe Uphoff, AFC sr. 8.7 Braiden Soltow, Polo so. 8.7 Austin Meiners, Rock Falls jr. 8.6

Adam Hart, AFC jr. Travis Williams, AFC jr. Cade Gorzny, Newman jr. Brady Osborne, Newman sr. Dylan Leaf, Rock Falls so. Corbin Endress, Bureau Valley jr. Kody Wetzell, Prophetstown sr. Cole McClary, Fulton sr. Cade Nailor, Rock Falls so.

8.5 8.4 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 7.9 7.9 7.8

Rebounds per game Tyler Bruggenwirth, Fulton jr. Ben Brackemyer, Morrison jr. Reid Taylor, Polo jr. Justin Young, Polo so. Eli Leffelman, Newman sr. Andrew Petros, Bureau Valley jr. Eric Miller, Erie sr. Nathan Pierceson, Prophetstown sr. Kyle Ottens, Milledgeville jr. Tyon Davis, AFC sr. Brayton Lavine, Prophetstown jr. Cade Schave, Milledgeville jr. Braiden Soltow, Polo so. Joe Uphoff, AFC sr. Oscar Van Sickle, Dixon so. Reid Blackburn, Sterling sr. Adam Hart, AFC jr. Ryan Blackburn, Sterling sr. Garret Winfield, Rock Falls sr. Nate Wierema, Fulton jr. Cade Nailor, Rock Falls so. Travis Williams, Newman jr.

9.4 8.6 8.3 7.4 6.8 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.0 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0

Assists per game Braiden Soltow, Polo so. Cody Sanderson, Fulton jr. Brady Webb, Polo so. Kyle Ottens, Milledgeville jr. Stephen Brooke, AFC sr. Derian Duncan, Dixon so. Logan Henrekin, Prophetstown jr. Jordan Hochstatter, Amboy sr. Brady Osborne, Newman sr. Garret Winfield, Rock Falls sr. Eli Leffelman, Newman sr. Reid Taylor, Polo jr. Logan Pillars, Rock Falls sr. Josh Hammer, Erie so. Kale Barnett, Bureau Valley so. Trevin Woodin, Polo jr. Kyle Schmitt, Newman sr. John Wilson, Newman sr. Beau Bailey, Dixon so. Justin Hart, Amboy jr. Brady Hulin, Amboy sr. Buddy Bibler, Milledgeville sr. Myles Williams, Sterling sr. Brody Mason, Fulton jr. Austin Meiners, Rock Falls jr. Michael Thompson, AFC jr. Cade Gorzny, Newman jr. Reid Blackburn, Sterling sr. Cain Powers, Amboy sr. Kody Wetzell, Prophetstown sr.

4.8 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0

Steals per game Kyle Ottens, Milledgeville jr. Beau Bailey, Dixon so. Tyon Davis, AFC sr. Stephen Brooke, AFC sr. Brady Osborne, Newman sr. Braiden Soltow, Polo so. Eli Leffelman, Newman sr. Tyler Bruggenwirth, Fulton jr. Cody Sanderson, Fulton jr. Brody Mason, Fulton jr. Levi Meurer, AFC sr. Reid Taylor, Polo jr. Buddy Bibler, Milledgeville sr.

3.4 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0

Blocks per game Joe Uphoff, AFC sr. Ben Brackemyer, Morrison jr. Reid Blackburn, Sterling sr. Reid Taylor, Polo jr. Justin Young, Polo so. Alex Saccomando, Amboy sr. Tyler Bruggenwirth, Fulton jr. Nick Klimson, Morrison sr. Cade Schave, Milledgeville jr. Brady Osborne, Newman sr.

3.0 2.8 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

GIRLS BASKETBALL | SVM LEADERBOARD Points per game Jaynee Prestegaard, AFC so. 18.3 Christen Hurley, Bureau Valley jr. 17.0 Courtney Pierceson, Prophetstown jr. 15.5 Karlee Doege, Amboy sr. 15.4 Jordan Price, Fulton sr. 14.8 Delaney Wilhelm, Amboy sr. 14.5 Abbee Sigel, Rock Falls jr. 14.0 Rebecca Waite, Milledgeville jr. 13.4 Madeline Prestegaard, AFC jr. 13.4 Makenzie Fink, Eastland sr. 13.0 Lydia Coatney, Eastland fr. 12.5 Mady Frederick, Milledgeville jr. 12.3 Kelsey Simpson, Newman sr. 12.3 Bailey Montavon, Oregon jr. 12.1 Taylor Steimle, Erie sr. 11.6 Justine Gorzny, Polo sr. 11.4 Faith Kennedy, Fulton sr. 11.2 Madison Craft, Newman so. 11.0 Saige Barnett, Bureau Valley so. 10.4 Hayley Guilinger, West Carroll sr. 10.3 Britney Pitzer, Dixon jr. 10.3 Whitney Bramm, Erie jr. 10.3 Isabelle Shiaras, Dixon sr. 10.2 Erin Henze, Eastland fr. 10.1 Ellie Provo, Dixon sr. 10.0 Emma Sitzmore, Morrison sr. 9.9 Lexi Rangel, Prophetstown sr. 9.6 Katie Krogman, Eastland jr. 9.2 Olivia Babcock, Rock Falls sr. 9.0 Kassidee Church, Morrison sr. 8.8 Jaeden Workman, Morrison sr. 8.8 Cheyenne Harrington, Sterling sr. 8.3 Molly Buck, Rock Falls so. 8.0

Bre Scheidegger, Dixon sr. Josi Borum, Sterling so. Emily Shrimplin, AFC jr. Mary Jensen, Newman sr. Rilley Peterson, Polo jr. Grace Gould, Sterling fr. Maddie Meek, West Carroll so. Jenna Saad, Ere so. Dena Johnson, Prophetstown jr. Katelynn Pankhurst, Amboy sr. Whitney Wynkoop, Fulton sr.

7.6 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.5 6.3 6.2

Emma Lindenmeyer, Amboy sr. Katie Krogman, Eastland jr. Kassidee Church, Morrison sr. Josi Borum, Sterling so. Meredith Gelander, Oregon jr. Peyton Tegeler, Morrison so. Emily Shrimplin, AFC jr. Rilley Peterson, Polo jr. Kira Goral, Dixon so. Mary Jensen, Newman sr.

5.3 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8

Rebounds per game Jaynee Prestegaard, AFC so. Justine Gorzny, Polo sr. Madeline Prestegaard, AFC jr. Taylor Steimle, Erie sr. Emma Sitzmore, Morrison sr. Bailey Montavon, Oregon jr. Saige Barnett, Bureau Valley so. Ellie Provo, Dixon sr. Jocelyn Folkers, Milledgeville jr. Christen Hurley, Bureau Valley jr. Kaylee Martin, Sterling sr. Lydia Coatney, Eastland fr. Maddie Meek, West Carroll so. Brooke Huizenga, Fulton jr. Mady Frederick, Milledgeville jr. Makenzie Fink, Eastland sr. Delaney Wilhelm, Amboy sr. Lani Bergstrom, Polo sr. Karlee Doege, Amboy sr. Mackenzie Olson, Rock Falls so. Rebecca Waite, Milledgeville jr. Isabelle Shiaras, Dixon sr. Dena Johnson, Prophetstown jr. Molly Buck, Rock Falls so.

9.6 8.8 8.5 8.2 8.1 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.2 6.1 6-0 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.4

Assists per game Whitney Bramm, Erie jr. 4.9 Lexi Meurer, AFC sr. 4.3 Erin Henze, Eastland fr. 4.0 Olivia Babcock, Rock Falls sr. 4.0 Delaney Wilhelm, Amboy sr. 3.9 Mady Ferris, Newman sr. 3.9 Karlee Doege, Amboy sr. 3.7 Katelynn Pankhurst, Amboy sr. 3.7 Makenzie Fink, Eastland sr. 3.7 Emily Shrimplin, AFC jr. 3.6 Hayley Guilinger, West Carroll sr. 3.5 Rilley Peterson, Polo jr. 3.1 Faith Kennedy, Fulton sr. 3.0 Bryce Gittleson, AFC sr. 2.6 Kenzie Dusing, Polo sr. 2.4 Courtney Pierceson, Prophetstown jr. 2.2 Emma Melton, Morrison sr. 2.1 Whitney Wynkoop, Fulton sr. 2.1 Kelsey Simpson, Newman sr. 2.1 Jordan Price, Fulton sr. 2.0 Brooke Huizenga, Fulton jr. 2.0 Laci Meurer, AFC sr. 1.9

Steals per game Delaney Wilhelm, Amboy sr. 4.3 Olivia Babcock, Rock Falls sr. 3.5 Britney Pitzer, Dixon jr. 3.4 Bryce Gittleson, AFC sr. 3.1 Jordan Price, Fulton sr. 3.0 Faith Kennedy, Fulton sr. 3.0 Courtney Pierceson, Prophetstown jr. 2.9 Mady Frederick, Milledgeville jr. 2.6 Madeline Prestegaard, AFC jr. 2.6 Emma Melton, Morrison sr. 2.6 Brooke Huizenga, Fulton jr. 2.5 Saige Barnett, Bureau Valley so. 2.4 Lexi Rangel, Prophetstown sr. 2.4 Lydia Coatney, Eastland fr. 2.3 Mady Ferris, Newman sr. 2.3 Gylian Finch, Oregon jr. 2.2 Emily Shrimplin, AFC jr. 2.2 Kelsey Simpson, Newman sr. 2.2 Jaynee Prestegaard, AFC so. 2.1 Isabelle Shiaras, Dixon sr. 2.0 Laci Meurer, AFC sr. 2.0 Rilley Peterson, Polo jr. 2.0 Whitney Wynkoop, Fulton sr. 2.0 Blocks per game Jaynee Prestegaard, AFC so. Maddie Meek, West Carroll so. Ellie Provo, Dixon sr. Meredith Gelander, Oregon jr. Madeline Prestegaard, AFC jr. Saige Barnett, Bureau Valley so. Emma Sitzmore, Morrison sr. Christen Hurley, Bureau Valley jr. Kassidee Church, Morrison sr. Peyton Tegeler, Morrison so.

2.7 2.4 2.1 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0

WRESTLING | SVM HONOR ROLL 106 Kyle Tunink, Newman 34-1 Jacob Milliman, Oregon 22-7 Trapper Hartman, W. Carroll 17-6 Ryan Kennedy, Morrison 17-8 Cameron Abell, Erie-P’town 16-10 Jacob Quantrell, Dixon 14-9 Dawson Smith, Rock Falls 11-8 Freddy Henderson, Fulton 10-9 Kolten Smith, Sterling 9-9

.971 .758 .739 .680 .615 .608 .578 .526 .500

113 Riley Dowd, Rock Falls 17-5 .772 Andrew Rodriguez, Sterling 17-7 .708 Todd Schlosser, Dixon 10-5 .666 120 Andrew Van Kampen, WC 18-1 .947 Tyler Fleetwood, Fulton 19-2 .904 Augustus Linke, Morrison 21-5 .807 Elijah Ankney, Dixon 14-6 .700 Noah Paul, Oregon 18-8 .692 Chris Bonnell, Erie-P’town 21-10 .677 Izaih James, Rock Falls 12-7 .631 Reed Heeren, Sterling 10-7 .588

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Morrison’s Emma Sitzmore (left) blocks the shot of Dixon’s Ellie Provo (33) during their nonconference game Wednesday night in Morrison. The Fillies beat the Duchesses 51-49.

126 Isaac Figueroa, Sterling 25-3 Mason Rhodenbaugh, Dixon 15-5 Adam Meenen, Rock Falls 18-8 Austin Horn, Polo 14-10 132 Brody Ivey, Newman 30-4 Colten Bishop, Dixon 18-5 Chase Clark, Oregon 20-10 Noah Garcia, Sterling 14-9 Dakota Ford, Fulton 4-3 138 Joe Eads, Morrison 24-2 Cael Sanders, Newman 32-3 Sam Hahn, AFC 18-8 Kerrick Cameron, Erie-P’town 13-6 Bryce Christiansen, Dixon 16-8 145 Tony Heinitz, Fulton 4-0 Reilly Dolan, Morrison 25-5 Brendyn Williams, AFC 20-4 Chris Alaniz, Oregon 19-10 Noah Schueler, Rock Falls 11-8 Owen Abell, Erie-P’town 13-13

.892 .750 .692 .583 .882 .782 .666 .608 .571 .923 .914 .692 .684 .666 1.00 .833 .833 .655 .578 .500

152 Rollie Elder, Rock Falls 19-6 Turner Garcia, Sterling 21-8 Sebastian Quintana, Dixon 13-6 Calvin Naftzger, Erie-P’town 17-10

.760 .724 .684 .629

160 Garrett Passmore, E-P 22-3 Cole Grant, Fulton 15-4 Elias Edmondson, Sterling 21-7 Kaleb Hartman, West Carroll 16-6

.880 .789 .750 .727

170 Dylan Keller, Morrison Tyler Meyers, Rock Falls Tyson Hall, Sterling Mason Newman, Newman Mat Garrison, Erie-P’town Terry Page, Oregon

.884 .789 .727 .675 .666 .608

23-3 15-4 16-6 25-12 18-9 14-9

182 Andrew Wolber, Dixon 21-3 Nate Schultz, West Carroll 18-3 Browdie Benti, Rock Falls 19-5 Colin Kaecker, AFC 12-6 Nathan Costner, Amboy 8-4 Eli Pannell, Fulton 14-9 Brodey Mulvaney, Rock Falls 11-8 Zach Greer, Erie-Ptown 16-12 Sawyer Foss, Oregon 15-13 J.J. Thompson, Sterling 6-6 195 Niles Ager, Rock Falls 24-0 Riley Wilkens, Morrison 18-9 Dylan Messer, Dixon 14-8 Ryan Waldschmidt, Newman 18-12 220 Anthony Marchetti, Oregon 24-4 Lucas Carey, Erie-P’town 10-5 285 Ryan Troutman, Dixon 16-1 Taylor Fleetwood, Fulton 16-3 Josh Anderson, West Carroll 18-4 Brandon Meier, Morrison 18-10

.875 .857 .791 .666 .666 .608 .578 .571 .535 .500 1.00 .666 .636 .600 .857 .666 .941 .842 .818 .642

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Arlo & Janis by Jimmy Johnson Garfield by Jim Davis

Luann by Greg Evans Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley

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Can you smell the trump split?

Grizzwells by Bill Schorr

Liz Taylor said, “There is no deodorant like success.” Bridge experts have a good nose for sniffing out the placement of the unseen cards -- as South did in this deal. East opened with a natural, weak four diamonds, South overcalled four hearts, and everyone passed. West led the diamond jack, of course. Declarer probably should have played low from the board, but he covered with the queen. East won with his king and continued with the diamond ace. What happened after that? East’s opening bid made reaching three no-trump fairly difficult! But with that crazy a hand, he had good reason

to think that three no-trump would not be his side’s last making contract. South ruffed the second diamond with his heart 10, and West smoothly discarded a club.

Declarer was very suspicious. He led the heart seven from his hand and ran it when West played low. After East pitched a diamond, South took his top clubs and ruffed his last club with the heart king. (West threw a spade.) Now declarer ruffed the diamond 10 with his heart eight. West overruffed, but was endplayed. When he tried the spade king, South won with his ace, cashed the spade queen and exited with the heart four. West had to lead from his queen-three into declarer’s ace-nine. That was brilliant play by the best young Italian player, 17-year-old Giovanni Donati. But even he could not have made his contract if West had overruffed at trick two and returned a club or low heart. © 2017 UFS

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: ROBERT J. WOLF, Deceased NO. 16-P-89 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Robet J. Wolf. Letters of office were issued on December 21 2016 to Donna L. Wolf, 715 Sixth Avenue, Dixon, Illinois, 61021, as Executor, whose attorney is Kim D. Krahenbuhl, Williams McCarthy LLP, 607 Washington Street, P.O. Box 339, Oregon, Illinois 61061. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Lee County Courthouse, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the representative, or both within six months from the date of first publication of this notice, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Dated this 22nd day of December, 2016. DONNA L. WOLF, Independent Executor For the Estate of ROBERT J. WOLF, Deceased Kim D. Krahenbuhl WILLIAMS MCCARTHY LLP P.O. Box Box 339 Oregon, IL 61061 815-732-2101 Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2017

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF WANDA L. HEMMINGER, Deceased. NO: 16 P 130 NOTICE TO HEIRS Notice is given to heirs, who are heirs in the above proceeding to probate a will and whose current addresses are unknown, that an Order was entered by the Court on October 14, 2016, admitting the will to probate. Within 42 days after the date of the first publication of this notice, you may file a petition with the court to require proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence, as provided in Section 6-21 of the Probate Act (ILCS 5/6-21). You also have the right under Section 81 of the Probate Act (ILCS 5/8-1) to contest the validity of the will by filing a petition with the court within six (6) months after admission of the will to probate. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act (ILCS 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Harold M. Hemminger Independent Representative William R. Shirk Law Office of William R. Shirk, P.C. Attorney for Estate 301 East Main St. Morrison, IL 61270 Tele: 815 772-7231 Fax: 815 772-4599 Jan. 12, 19, 26, 2017

STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, LEE COUNTY CASE# 16 D 85 Stacey Glover vs. Demetrius Glover To: Stacey Glover 115 Stewart Ave., Rockford, IL 61102 NOTICE OF HEARING On 2/7/17, at 10:30 a.m., you shall appear before the Honorable Judge Fish or any Judge sitting in his stead, on the 4th Floor courtroom usually occupied by him in the Lee County Building, Courts 309 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, IL. Denise A. McCaffrey Clerk of the Circuit Court, Lee County 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 320 Dixon, IL 61021 Dec. 29, 2016 Jan. 5, 12, 2017

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, MORRISON, ILLINOIS MIDFIRST BANK PLAINTIFF, -vsCATRINA M. SCHAVER; CHRISTOPHER P. BENSON; DEFENDANTS 16CH 14 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on October 5, 2016; Kelly C. Wilhelmi, Sheriff, 400 N. Cherry Street, Morrison, IL 61270, will on February 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM, at Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street 3rd Floor Lobby, Morrison, IL 61270, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Whiteside County, Illinois.

which said Mortgage was made by: Jeremy S. Wagner and Andrea M. Wagner to Community State Bank of Rock Falls-Morrison, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Whiteside County, Illinois, as Document No. 2011-06009; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court: Clerk of the Circuit Court Whiteside County Courts Facility, Eastern Division 101 E. Third St. Sterling, IL 61081 on or before February 10, 2017, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Dated: December __21____, 2016. /s/ Sue R. Costello Clerk of the Circuit Court Whiteside County, Illinois Douglas E. Lee Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 215 E. First St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 447 Dixon, Illinois 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 (FAX) NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2017




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1BR $400 & 2BR for $500

Water, sewer, garbage incl. Coin W/D, No pets/ No parties. Call Diana: 630-327-7046

NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of the following Mortgage regarding the following described premises:

Said property is legally described as follows:

The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property.

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Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court.

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Lot 30 in Hickory Grove Subdivision of a part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 21 North, Range 4 East of the 4th P.M., according to the plat thereof recorded June 9, 1976 as Document No. 3378-76. EXCEPTING THEREFROM the following: Part of Lot 30 of Hickory Grove Subdivision of part of the West Half (W 1/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section 24, Township 21 North (T21N), Range 4 East (R4E) of the Fourth Principal Meridian (4th PM), Whiteside County, Illinois, bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the Southwest corner of Lot 30 of said Hickory Grove Subdivision; thence North 76 Degrees 07 Minutes 34 Seconds East, along the South line thereof, a distance of 392.36 feet (390.73 feet deeded) to the Southeast corner of said Lot 30; thence North 00 Degrees 16 Minutes 29 Seconds West, along the East line thereof, a distance of 119.97 feet (120.00 feet deeded) to the Northeast corner of said Lot 30; thence South 60 Degrees 37 Minutes 47 Seconds West, a distance of 436.44 feet to the Point of Beginning; Containing 0.525 acres, more or less.

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Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition.

Commonly known as 504 West Main Street, Morrison, IL 61270 Permanent Index No.: 09-18-176-016


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Flex - O - Glass, a leader in the Blown Film Plastics industry is seeking an experienced Crew Foreman for its Dixon, IL location. The ideal candidate should have at least five years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the plastic film and sheet industry. Flex - O - Glass offers an excellent benefit package. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should email their resume to

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Maintenance Mechanic needed to help service electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, also perform other general factory maintenance. Insurance, 401K, competitive wages, etc. Apply in person: 147 E 2nd Ave. Rochelle IL.



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Wipfli LLP is currently looking for seasonal Office Assistants for the upcoming tax season for our Dixon Office. This will be a limited term employment opportunity for the period of January 30, 2017 through April 18, 2017 with the possibility of rehire for future tax seasons. Primary responsibilities include general administrative support and client deliveries as necessary. Visit our Careers page at to learn more about this opportunity and to apply online. Wipfli is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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is seeking to fill the following positions in our Public Safety and Recreation departments:

Full-time Dispatcher Responsibilities Include Greeting property owners, monitoring alarms and surveillance cameras, answering phones,taking and delivering messages and issuing passes and taking payments. Computer experience is required and familiarity with CB and FM radios a plus. A friendly personality and positive attitude are a must. Hours are Midnight till 8 a.m., We offer an excellent benefit package. Holidays and Weekends are Required.

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Part-time Patrol Officer Responsibilities Include Patrolling the building and grounds of Woodhaven.Candidates must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License,good communication skills and the ability to work independently.Qualifications preferred - 1st responder and/or EMT Certification.

Due to continued increase in our census we are recruiting the following positions: Full and part time RN’S $28.00

Requirements: • Experience in Boolean Programming • Attention to detail • Thoroughness • Ability to Work Independently • Time Management Rotary Airlock, a manufacturer of airlock valves, has an opening for a Jr. Salesforce Administrator. The essential functions of the position include: • Develop and maintain workflows • Monitor software for issues • Assist with program implementations and changes • Assist in the development of end user automation solutions • Assist with help desk requests from employees Work Environment: This position is in an office environment and requires sitting for long periods of time. Will use a computer the majority of the day. Wages and Hours: Starting pay is $12.00-$14.00/hour depending on experience. Hours are 6:00 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Benefits Available After 90 Days: • 2 weeks paid vacation • 1 week paid personal time • Company paid holidays-currently 10 days per year • Health Insurance • Life Insurance • 401K-Company matches up to 4% Please submit resumes to No phone calls please.

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Responsibilities Include Greeting property owners,issuing passes and delivering messages. Computer experience is required and familiarity withy CB and FM radios a plus. A friendly personality and positive attitude are a must.

Weekend only, 12/Hr shifts Also Available with Increased Pay Dietary aide & Dietary Cook

Hours - Nights, holidays and weekend work.

Competitive New Salary Scale, Benefits, Scheduling and Sign-On Bonus Available.

Part-time ReePlex Manager Responsibilities Include Supervising the Recreation Complex; which includes a full service ice cream shop, craft program,arcade,mini golf operation,and day camp program.This position is full-time during the summer season withy some off season hours.This position would involve the supervision,scheduling and evaluation of approximately 20 staff members. Hours - Nights, holidays and weekend work. Interested applicants should apply online at in person or by resume to: Woodhaven Association Human Resources Departments P.O.Box 110 Sublette,IL 61367 Fax:815/849-5116 Phone: 815/849-5209

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Deadline for accepting resumes is Friday, January 27, 2017 SM-ST14209-0114

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849 N. Galena Ave, Dixon

Tax Services

Haul/Clean Service

Dumpster Rental



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


  1701 E. 4th St., Sterling

Genl. Contracting •Residential & Commercial •24 Hour Service! •Specializing in Custom Duct Design & Fabrication •Free Estimates Affordable, Reliable & 25 years Experience!! Owner Tod Reynolds 815-535-1459

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Snowmobile & ATV Service Repair & Accessories Your Local Amsoil Dealer! Be Ready Before The Snow Flies!! 10576 Buell Rd. Rock Falls 815-622-9370

Snow Removal Swanson Snow Removal

Commercial & Residential Free Estimates Call 815-973-8361

V6 Premium



TELEVISION IN HOME REPAIR 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE! Work on all Brands & Models Old or New Serving the Sauk Valley and More Call Ron for a free quote at 815-561-0011 Dixon, IL




$12,999* 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT Sharp


2008 MERCURY MILAN Water Softeners

The Softener Man 815-544-0918

Repairr on all makes & models Servicce Call Special

V6 Premier





See your advertisement daily in the Classified Section of the Daily Gazette, Telegraph and on Also in The Review located on newstands throughout the Sauk Valley.


Call Sauk Valley Classifieds

Mon.-Thur. 9-7 • Fri. 9-6 • Sat. 8:30am -4pm *Plus tax, title, license & doc fee. Payments based on 3.99% APR ďŹ nancing for 75 months with approved credit with vehicles up to $10,000 - $1,000 down, vehicles $10,000 - $20,000 - $2,000 down, vehicles $20,000+ - $3,000 down. Photos for illustration only. Dealer not liable for errors. SM-ST12497-0112

Reasonable Rates!

$15,999* 2012 VW JETTA SE


Over 30 years of experience



(815) 626-SOLD (7653) (815) 284-SOLD (7653)



FRIENDLY! PROFESSIONAL! DEDICATED! 1701 E. 4th St., Sterling, IL 61081 815-625-9600






Antique Porcelain Kitchen Table, 80100 yrs. old, top 25x40, 30” tall, $30. 815-625-9490

Farm Fresh Eggs Gaumer Family Farms Free Delivery Fri-Saturday morn. $3.50 a dozen. (2 doz. Min) Duck Eggs Avail. 815-626-4380

Heavy wood bar, 6x2 w/4 bar stools $275/obo. Call 815-946-2882. House Clean Out! 75 yrs. worth on 4 floors. All must go! 815-732-1492

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New furniture & beds wholesale. Also used twin, full, queen, king beds. Electric lift recliner, washer, dryer, refrig., sofas, dresser, recliner, table/ chairs. 815-718-4385

Ladder rack for full size pick up. $150 obo. 815-225-7904 or 815-590-5852

NEW TODAY Tanning bed great cond. 28 bulbs, 2 face tanners. Salon gently setting, used. $1600. 815537-9019.

See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! CLASSIFIEDS

Read to see why so many local folks like you are choosing Majeski Motors. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!

EO MY NEW AnVCa lloway

By Nancy and Do IL from Sterling,

Wood burning stove, 24”x24”x 24”, partial envelope, fire brick lined. Good cond. $275. I can load. 815-973-3223.

staff I have The most wonderful car dealership! ever dealt with at a with Recommend dealing NE!!! YO AN Majeski Motors to




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by Breanna 0 CHRYSLER 300 Douglas from Rock Falls IL December 3 , 2016 My experie

nce was grea t!! I wasn’t even car and a gent out of my leman had alre ady came outs see if he coul ide to d help me. Maj eski Motors w even open ye asn’t t, it was the da y before and he sat down with still me to discuss what i was look for and helped ing guide me in th e right directio Mike the boss n. man was fant astic also!! He patient with m was so e and trying to figure numbers cars! Super sw and eet guy, id de finitely recom Majeski motor mend s if you are in terested in bu ying or trading a vehi cle!! (:




$95 DOWN


1397 N. Galena Ave., Dixon 815-288-5626


Purebred Pygmy goat kids, 10 wks. Dehorned, shots, wormed. Males $150, Females $200. 815-6317391 (no text)



A 5 Line REAL DEAL ad

runs for 30 days in Sauk Valley Classifieds, 4 Ogle County Papers, The Review and all for only $42! Special must be mentioned at time of ad placement. Offer expires 12/31/17 No Commercial Advertising, Pets, Garage Sales, Wood/Fuel, Tickets/ Travel or Real Estate

1994 Buick LeSabre, 182K mi. $1600/obo. 815499-6150. 2005 Nissan Altima 144K mi. Good cond. Lots of new parts. Heated leather seats. $2700/obo. 815-973-9600 creditautosales Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626or 284SOLD SOLD.


Hours Mon - Fri 10-6 • Sat 9-3 SM-ST11999-0114

2005 Chevy full size pickup, v6, auto, 167k mi., 815$2700/obo 590-6544 Ford 2005 F150 blue, 6 cylinder, topper, good tires. Sharp, high milage $2400 815-8572688 before 9 am

1998 Dodge van 1500 Series, 107K mi. Good parts van. 318 engine & trans. good. $300/ obo. 815-499-3895

NEW TODAY 1999 Dodge van 2500 Series. 127K mi. New front tires, battery. Runs good $2,000/obo. Call 815-499-3895.

Would just like to thank John Watts and Dan Vereide for all their help in making our purchase so easy and satisfying!!! We are beyond excited with our purchase and will definitely send friends and family your way. Thank you!


Gone Tomorrow.

By Rebecca from Sterling, IL








2015 Polaris Anniversary Edition Pro S800. $9,000. Call 815-718-2018



$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 815-499-3543


We are licensed & insured to buy vehicles. Running or non running, scrap, Ect. 7 days a week. All Calls Answered!

(815)499-3543 $$$$$$$$$$$$$


and get started!

by ELIZABE CRUZE!!! TH HA WATERLOO, NSEN from November 1 IOWA 9, 2016 THIS W

8:30-6 Friday|8:30-4Saturday


Call 815-625-3600 or 815-284-2222

by Wendi & Shaun Doyle from Rock Falls, IL. November 21, 2016


2008 Ford F350 Super Duty diesel auto, 73k mi., runs perfectly. No rust $18,000 OBO. 815-225-7904 or 815-590-5852

Let Sauk Valley Classifieds do the work! It’s easy, effective and will get you results.


OPEN: 8:30-7Monday-Thursday



Here Today.

ant to say than k you for the fine service. Your sales per son in the Dixon store ( Nick ) was ve ry polite and went out of his way to make me feel welcome. Your sales m anager was as outstandin g Thanks Mik e.

Dan Danreiter was great, he seemed to know exactly what we were looking for, and got a in our new car within a short period of time. Awesome job, Thank YOU!



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