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Lawmakers balk on compromise legislation in last days of lame-duck session By KeVin p. CraVer with wire reports The fate of a last-minute pension reform plan is in doubt after the Illinois House adjourned Monday afternoon without calling for a vote. The House is scheduled to re-

convene today, but local lawmakers are skeptical that the attempt to tackle the state’s $96 billion unfunded pension liability will be approved. Today is the last full day of the lame-duck session. On Wednesday, the General Assembly elected in November will be sworn in. If the House approves the mea-

sure, the Senate would have to be called back into session to vote on it for it to pass. A House committee Monday afternoon approved a compromise bill that would freeze costof-living increases and require higher contributions from employees in the five state-run pension systems. Controversial

language to shift the burden of teacher pensions to local school districts was dropped for the time being. McHenry County’s two veteran House members expressed doubt at the bill’s chances – not only of passage but also of surviving an inevitable court challenge from the state’s powerful

public-sector unions. Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, said he needs more information on what Senate Bill 1673 will accomplish if approved. “I need to see hard numbers, and I need to see the analysis of the constitutionality,” he said

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Continuous positive airway pressure therapy (Cpap) uses a machine to help a person who has obstructive sleep apnea breathe more easily during sleep. good sleep is increasingly being linked to heart health, experts say. By LaWerenCe sYnett


hris Kohlman has had trouble sleeping for as long as he can remember. But the 63-year-old didn’t recognize how serious the problem was until about 15 years ago, when he continually would wake up tired or become drowsy during the day. “I would sleep, but I wouldn’t wake up refreshed and would have trouble staying awake during the day,” Kohlman said. “I wasn’t as energetic as I was in the past, and it was causing me difficulties at work because I was able to do my job, but

I couldn’t enjoy it like I used to.” The Woodstock resident since has been a longtime patient at Centegra Sleep Services in Algonquin, where he participates in a variety of sleep tests and studies each year. Because of sleep apnea – a chronic condition in which a person repeatedly Chris stops breathing dur- Kohlman ing sleep – Kohlman also uses a CPAP mask, which helps him sleep at night. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure, which maintains

blood oxygen levels that can drop with sleep apnea and episodes of not breathing for 10 seconds or longer. Besides aiding in day-to-day routines, sleeping habits are increasingly being linked to heart health, experts say. Research has physicians and patients alike turning more toward sleep patterns and the effect they can have on the heart. People who get less than six hours of sleep a night are at a significantly higher risk of stroke, heart attack and congestive heart failure, according to a study led by Dr. Rohit R. Arora of the Chicago Medical School. Those who get

more than eight hours of sleep also are at a higher risk of developing heart problems, such as chest pain and coronary artery disease. As part of the American College of Cardiology, researchers last year studied more than 3,000 patients over the age of 45 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which examined a broad range of health issues. People getting too little sleep were two times more likely to have a stroke or heart attack, and 1.6 times more likely to have congestive heart failure, data showed.

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GOP scoffs at vow on debt By CharLes BaBington The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, meet Congressman Michael Burgess. The president says he absolutely will not let Republicans threaten a national debt-ceiling crisis as a way to extract deeper federal spending cuts. Burgess’ take? “It’s the most preposterous thing I’ve ever heard,” the Texas Republican says. “He’s going to have to negotiate.” Both sides may be bluffing, of course. They may reach an agreement before the debt-limit matter becomes a crisis in March, or possibly late February. But the tough talk suggests this year’s political fight could be even nastier and more nerve-grating than the recent “fiscal cliff” showdown, or the July 2011 brinkmanship that triggered the first ratings downgrade of the nation’s credit-worthiness. Asked about the White House’s apparent assumption that Republicans will back down, Burgess said: “I’m not going to foreclose on anything, but that’s just not going to happen.” He is hardly alone. On NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,

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Bad week for Illinois Senate Democrats

Thursday was not exactly a banner day for the Illinois Senate Democratic leadership. In high-profile moves, leadership’s attempts to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage stalled, as did bills on gun control. Even a muchneeded spending bill was unable to move out of committee. Pension reform went nowhere. The biggest winners were cigarette makers, of all people. The gay marriage bill turned out to be a dud. Opponents pointed out some serious issues with the bill’s drafting, which, for instance, would have appeared to mandate that facilities owned by churches or religious groups allow same-sex marriage ceremonies. Proponents denied that, but they seemed to be on shaky ground. The measure was moved forward at the behest of some wealthy financial backers who appeared to dictate the timing, which is never a good thing in Springfield. Backers say that three senators who were supposed to vote for the bill were not at the Statehouse and that kept them from passing it. But even if that was true, the drafting questions likely would have doomed the measure in the House. And the millionaire-funded media blitz just didn’t work. Media blitzes, no matter


CAPITOL EFFECTS Rich Miller how awesome to behold, aren’t effective at the Statehouse if the actual bill is flawed and the votes aren’t there. On the positive side for the proponents, the Senate Republicans remained quite civil during a committee hearing on the bill. And Senate GOP Leader Christine Radogno said during the hearing that she believed a bipartisan compromise could be reached on the legislation. It looks like this bill eventually could pass. But last week’s failure was an avoidable embarrassment for supporters. Meanwhile, an intense lobbying effort by gun-rights groups and a serious overreach by proponents derailed two gun-control bills. The gun groups claimed the bills would result in a ban on a vast array of commonly used weapons and unconstitutionally restrict gun-owner rights. The legislation was clearly unpassable as written, and even some gun-control lobbyists were less than enthused about the task they were handed. A prominent pro-gun-control

senator said privately that some aspects of the legislation were so broadly written that they would have to be removed if there was any hope of passage in the future. He said he was not involved in drafting the bill and didn’t even know who was. As a result, Senate President John Cullerton, a staunch gun opponent, said last week that he would “absolutely” work with gun-rights groups on a compromise that includes a court mandate to pass a concealed-carry law. But he could be negotiating from weakness now that his attempts to ram through sweeping gun-control provisions have failed. A bill containing state spending authorization for construction, new Department of Children and Family Services caseworkers, workers’ comp claims and education grants went nowhere after a revolt by rank-and-file members, mainly in the Black Caucus. Black Caucus members withheld their votes because a bill by Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago, to set up a revolving loan program for minority road contractors has gone nowhere in the House. The proposal passed the Senate, but has been sitting in the House Rules Committee ever since. Some members also were upset that

$12 million cut from the state’s mental health budget wasn’t restored. With all the talk of gun control in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre, there was no real discussion about shoring up the state’s mental health system, so the revolt against the spending bill intensified. Last year when the state hiked the cigarette tax by almost a dollar a pack, the tobacco industry cut a deal to pass a bill that limited appeal bonds. Right now, state law mandates that bonds be posted equal to one-and-a-half times a judgment on certain cases before the ruling can be appealed. That resulted in a required $12 billion appeal bond years ago when Philip Morris lost a case involving Marlboro Lights. The appeal bond was lowered after negotiations, but the company has been fighting ever since to get something into law. The House passed a bill last year, but Cullerton, a visceral anti-tobacco legislator, bottled it up. It passed last week after the trial lawyers were given a neat little plum that guaranteed them higher contingency fees on big medical malpractice cases.

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fear that it could happen to them or a loved one. The gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old university student on a bus in India’s capital has taken sexual violence – a subject long hidden in the shadows of Indian society – and thrust it into the light. After the Dec. 16 attack in New Delhi, which resulted in the woman’s death, hundreds of thousands of Indians poured onto the streets across the

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aurora police Officer Justin Grizzle leaves court Monday after testifying at a preliminary hearing for James Holmes at the courthouse in Centennial, Colo. Investigators say Holmes opened fire July 20 at a theater in aurora, killing 12 people, including a Crystal Lake man.

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The officers struggled to hold back the tears as they recalled the Colorado theater shooting: discovering a 6-year-old girl without a pulse, trying to keep a wounded man from jumping out of a moving police car to go back for his 7-year-old daughter, screaming at a gunshot victim not to die. “After I saw what I saw in the theater – horrific – I didn’t want anyone else to die,” said Officer Justin Grizzle, who ferried the wounded to the hospital. A bearded, disheveled James Holmes, the man accused of going on the deadly rampage, didn’t appear to show any emotion as Grizzle and the other officers testified Monday in a packed courtroom as survivors and families of those who died watched quietly. At one point, a woman buried her head in her hands when an officer recalled finding the 6-year-old girl. “He’s heartless. He really is. He has no emotion. He has no feeling. I don’t know how anybody can live that way,” Sam Soudani said of the gunman afterward. His 23-yearold daughter survived after being hit by shrapnel from an explosive device at the theater. On the first day of a hearing that will determine whether there’s enough evidence to put Holmes on trial, the testimony brought back the raw emotions from the days following the July 20 attack at the suburban Denver theater

that left 12 people dead and dozens wounded. One of those victims was Crystal Lake native John Larimer, 27, who was killed at the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Larimer, a Navy cryptologic technician, had been stationed at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. The massacre thrust the problems of gun violence and mental illness into the forefront before they receded James in the ensuing Holmes months. Now, just weeks after a shooting spree at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school left 20 children and six adults dead, prosecutors are laying out their case with the nation embroiled in a debate over gun violence and mental illness. Any new details to emerge this week will come amid the discussion over an array of proposals, including tougher gun laws, better psychiatric care and arming teachers. The hearing is the first extensive public disclosure of the evidence against Holmes. Other information has come out, including details about how he legally bought his guns in person and purchased thousands of bullets and body armor online as well as a notebook that he sent to a psychiatrist he had seen. A district judge forbade attorneys and investigators from discussing the case publicly, and many court documents have been under seal.

It took this long to get to the preliminary hearing because lawyers have been debating what physical evidence should be made available to one side or the other, whether the psychiatrist who met with Holmes is barred from testifying by doctor-patient privilege and who was responsible for media leaks. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the doctor would testify this week. On Monday, prosecutors called on the first responders to testify about the shooting at the screening of the latest Batman movie. Holmes had bought his ticket almost two weeks in advance. Investigators say Holmes, wearing body armor, tossed two gas canisters into the packed theater and then opened fire. When officers arrived, they saw people running out of the theater and trying to drive away. Others walked. Some of the wounded tried to crawl out. Officers found Holmes standing next to his car. At first, Officer Jason Oviatt said, he thought Holmes was a policeman because of how he was dressed but then realized he was just standing there and not rushing toward the theater. Oviatt pointed his gun at him, handcuffed him and searched him. He said he found two knives and a semiautomatic handgun on top of Holmes’ car. An ammunition clip fell out of his pocket and Oviatt found another on the ground. He said Holmes was dripping in sweat and his pupils were wide open.

Police: Chicago lottery winner died from cyanide poisoning the aSSOCIateD PreSS CHICAGO – With no signs of trauma and nothing to raise suspicions, the sudden death of a Chicago man just as he was about to collect nearly $425,000 in lottery winnings was initially ruled a result of natural causes. Nearly six months later, authorities have a mystery on their hands after medical examiners did an expanded screening and determined that Urooj Khan, 46, died shortly after ingesting a lethal dose of cyanide. The finding has triggered a homicide investigation, the Chicago Police Department said Monday. “It’s pretty unusual,” said Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina, commenting on the rarity of cyanide poisonings. “I’ve had one, maybe two cases out of 4,500 autopsies I’ve done.” In June, Khan, who owned a number of dry cleaners, stopped in at a 7-Eleven near his home in the West Rogers Park neighborhood and bought a ticket for an instant lottery game. Instead of the full $1 million over installments, Khan opted to take his winnings in a lump

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Urooj Khan, 46, of West rogers Park poses with his lottery ticket. the Cook County medical examiner said Monday that Khan was fatally poisoned with cyanide July 20, a day after collecting his winnings. sum of just over $600,000. After taxes, that amounted to about $425,000, said lottery spokesman Mike Lang. The check was issued July 19, the day before Khan died, but was cashed on Aug. 15, Lang said. If a lottery winner dies, the money typically goes to his or her estate, Lang said. Khan was pronounced dead July 20 at a hospital, but Cina would not say where Khan was when he fell ill, citing the ongoing investigation. No signs of trauma were found on Khan’s body and no autopsy was done because,

at the time, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office didn’t generally perform them on those age 45 or older unless the death was suspicious, Cina said. The cutoff age has since been raised to age 50. A screening for opiates, cocaine and carbon monoxide came back negative, and the death was ruled a result of the narrowing and hardening of coronary arteries. A relative came forward days after the initial cause of death was released and asked authorities to look into the case further, Cina said.

WASHINGTON – Digging in for a fight, President Barack Obama riled Senate Republicans and some Democrats, too, on Monday by nominating former senator and combat veteran Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon and anti-terrorism chief John Brennan as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Hagel and Brennan, in separate Senate confirmation hearings, will face sharp questions on a range of contentious issues, including U.S. policy about Israel and Iran, targeted drone attacks and harsh interrogation tactics. Of the two men, Hagel is expected to face a tougher path, though both are likely to be confirmed. Hagel would be the first enlisted soldier and first Vietnam veteran to head the Pentagon. “These two leaders have dedicated their lives to protecting our country,” Obama said, standing alongside them and the men they would succeed during a ceremony in the White House East Room. “I urge the Senate to confirm them as soon as possible so we can keep our nation secure and the American people safe.” For Obama, a pair of combative confirmation hearings could turn into a distraction as he opens his second term. But the president signaled he was ready to take that risk. Hagel, a former Republi-

John Brennan Chuck Hagel can senator from Nebraska, has been criticized as hostile toward Israel and soft on Iran. Opponents also have highlighted his 1998 comments about an ambassador nominee whom he called “openly, aggressively gay” – a comment for which he recently apologized. Brennan, a 25-year CIA veteran, was under consideration to run the agency after Obama won the 2008 election but withdrew his name amid criticism from liberal activists who questioned his connection to the harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA during the George W. Bush administration. One of Hagel’s toughest critics, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called his former colleague’s foreign policy views “outside the mainstream” and said he would be “the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of Israel in our nation’s history.” Perhaps even more concerning for Hagel’s prospects has been the tepid response from some Democrats. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said Hagel had earned the right to a full and fair confirmation hearing, but he reserved judgment on whether he would back him. And Maryland’s Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin said he and other lawmakers “have questions that have to be answered” specifically on Hagel’s views on Iran and Israel.

8StatE brIEfS Sears Holdings says CEO is stepping down

HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears Holdings Corp. announced late Monday that CEO Louis J. D’Ambrosio is stepping down next month because of health issues involving his family. The company said he will be replaced by the company’s chairman and largest shareholder, Edward Lampert. D’Ambrosio will remain on the board until the company’s annual meeting in May. Sears Holdings forms part of the tax base for Carpenterville-based School District 300.

Immigrant licenses advance in House

SPRINGFIELD – A proposal to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants received House committee approval Monday, despite concerns by both Democrats and Republicans whether it goes far enough to prevent fraud. The plan, endorsed 6-3 by a transportation committee, requires immigrants who want a license to have their photo taken and filed digitally in a state database. But state Rep. Dennis Reboletti, R-Elmhurst, said illegal immigrants should be fingerprinted as a better way to create a record.

House panel OKs Medicaid change

SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois House committee has approved a plan to expand the state’s Medicaid program for low-income residents. The Human Services Appropriations Committee voted 9-5 on Monday to make up to 600,000 uninsured residents eligible for Medicaid when President Barack Obama’s national health care reform law takes effect.

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Drilling barge pulled from Alaska island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A large floating drill rig that ran aground a week ago on a remote Alaska island arrived as planned Monday in the shelter of a Kodiak Island bay after being towed about 45 miles through swells as high as 15 feet, officials said. The Royal Dutch Shell PLC vessel was lifted off rocks late Sunday and towed away from Sitkalidak Island, where it sat exposed to the full-on fury of Gulf of Alaska winter storms since grounding there on New Year’s Eve. It will undergo further inspection, including an underwater look at its hull.

Church can’t withhold names in priest files

LOS ANGELES – The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles must release the names of church leaders and pedophile priests identified in thousands of pages of internal documents recounting sexual abuse allegations dating back decades, a judge ruled Monday. The decision by Superior Court Judge Emilie Elias overturned much of a 2011 order by another judge that would have allowed the archdiocese to black out the names of church higherups. Victims, as well as The Associated Press and Los Angeles Times, argued for the names to be public.

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States make cautious tax plans GOP lawmakers weighing cuts The ASSOCIATEd PrESS JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Emboldened by big majorities and eager to lure businesses, Republican legislators and governors across the Midwest and South are planning to pursue hundreds of millions of dollars of tax cuts in the new year. Oh yeah, they might raise some taxes, too. In many states, the exuberance to cut taxes during the 2013 legislative session suddenly has been chilled by worry about the potential consequences. Cautious state officials are now talking about the need for “thoughtfulness,” warning that they’ll “have to see how their numbers work out” and suggesting that tax cuts in

one area may need to be offset with increases in another. The change in tune comes as Republicans struggle to balance a core belief in lower taxes and bold campaign promises against the practical need to pay their governments’ bills. Political obstacles are less of a problem. A party that swept into power in many statehouses in the 2010 elections won even bigger majorities in 2012. The case study for the new mood – caution mixed with conflicting impulses – is Kansas. The Republican-dominated state slashed income taxes in 2012, enough to save taxpayers a projected $4.5 billion over six years. Now it’s facing a self-inflicted budget gap of roughly $300 million for the fiscal year that starts July 1 and wrestling with whether to cut services or extend a sales tax hike that is set to expire. Gov. Sam Brownback originally proposed to offset the in-

come tax cuts by eliminating a number of deductions. But legislators decided to keep the deductions and Brownback signed the tax cuts into law anyway. He acknowledged in December that Kansas now faces some short-term budget problems, but insists the tax cuts are worth it. “Our region has lagged the South and the Southwest on growth.” Brownback told the AP. “ ...This is our discussion on how we catch up.” In neighboring Missouri, Republican supermajorities in the Legislature are under intense pressure to pass their own tax cuts out of fear that businesses and employees will flow across the border. “We don’t live in a vacuum. It is ever more pressing that we are responsive, because other states are being much more aggressive than the state of Missouri is,” said incoming Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey. But

he added: “This philosophy of, ‘OK we’ll cut the taxes and people will come’ – it takes a lot more thoughtfulness.” Tax code changes could be on the agenda in more states than usual in 2013 because more legislatures will be dominated by like-minded members. The number of states in which one party controls both chambers will be at its highest mark in decades, and half the state legislatures will have veto-proof majorities. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a Washington-based research group that advocates for a tax code that charges more to the wealthy than the poor, predicts that 2013 will be “a watershed year for tax reform.” It says 15 states could enact major tax changes, including Republican-led legislatures in Missouri, North Carolina and Oklahoma and Democraticled states such as California and Oregon.

Clinton back at work after hospitalization

WASHINGTON – Cheers, a standing ovation and a gag gift of protective headgear greeted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she returned to work on Monday after a monthlong absence caused first by a stomach virus, then a fall and a concussion and finally a brief hospitalization for a blood clot near her brain. A crowd of about 75 State Department officials greeted Clinton as she walked in to the first senior staff meeting she has convened since early December, according to those present.

U.S. spent $18 billion to enforce borders

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a Monday report from a Washington think tank. The report from the Migration Policy Institute, a non-partisan group focused on global immigration issues, said in the budget year that ended in September the government spent about $18 billion on immigration enforcement programs run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the US-Visit program, and Customs and Border Protection, which includes the Border Patrol.

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Joanne Murphy (left) and her husband, Jim, carry boxes of their belongings back into their house in Toms river, N.J., on Monday. While residents in some of the hardest-hit parts of the Jersey shore are moving back home after superstorm Sandy hit nine weeks ago, others are choosing to seek assisted living after experiencing the storm’s destruction.

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MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. – For the first time in her life, Marion Johnston says she feels old. The petite 80-year-old retired school secretary who uses a walker is still adjusting as one of the newest residents at the Bristal Assisted Living retirement community. She moved in November after the howling winds and rising flood waters of Superstorm Sandy destroyed her Long Island condominium. Johnston had thought about moving, but Sandy revealed an uncomfortable truth: “I just can’t be on my own.” Although New York and

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RAMALLAH, West Bank – With U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state in his pocket, President Mahmoud Abbas wants official documents to carry a new emblem: “State of Palestine.” But scrapping the “Palestinian Authority” logo is as far as Abbas is willing to go in provoking Israel. He is not rushing to change passports and ID cards Palestinians need to pass through Israeli crossings. The very modesty of Abbas’ move to change official stationery underscores his limited options so long as Israel remains in charge of territories the world says should one day make up that state. “At the end of the day, the Palestinian Authority won’t cause trouble for its people,” Nour Odeh, a spokeswoman for Abbas’ self-rule government, said of the need for caution. Abbas won overwhelming U.N. General Assembly recognition for a state of Palestine in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem in late November, a rare diplomatic victory over a sidelined Israel. The U.N. nod was important to the Palestinians because it affirmed the borders of their future state in lands Israel captured in 1967. Recognition, however, has not transformed the day-to-day lives of Palestinians, and some argue that it made things worse. In apparent retaliation for the U.N. bid, Israel in December withheld its monthly $100 million transfer of tax rebates it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, further deepening the Abbas government’s financial crisis. Since the U.N. recognition, Abbas has maneuvered between avoiding confrontation with Israel and finding small ways to change the situation on the ground. Last week, his government press office urged journalists to refer to a state of Palestine, instead of the Palestinian Authority, the autonomy government set up two decades ago as part of interim peace deals with Israel. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev dismissed the name change as pointless but declined to comment on whether Israel would retaliate.

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Those who got more than eight hours of sleep a night were two times more likely to have chest pains and 1.1 times more likely to have coronary artery disease. Physicians across McHenry County see a similar link between sleeping patterns and heart health. “There is a high correlation between quality sleep and being at risk for cardiovascular problems,” said Dr. Benjamin Nager, primary care physician at Centegra Sleep Services. “The majority of patients also have sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, and with treatment, can decrease those risks.” Dr. Raja Sharma, cardiologist at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, agreed. “People with poor sleeping habits tend to get irregular heartbeats and patients can get some type of cardiac arrhythmias, which can lead to other more severe symptoms,” he said. “When you start treating people, you can get back to normal.” More than 25 percent of the U.S. population reports occasionally not getting enough sleep, while nearly 10 percent experience chronic

insomnia, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lack of sleep can lead to high blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar, all things bad for the heart, Nager said. The treatment for problems such as sleep apnea can balance those out. “What alerts me is when folks under the age of 60 come in for other problems and are on anti-hypertensive medications,” Nager said. “Heart attacks, strokes and heart failure all can be related to sleep apnea. Proper sleeping habits need to be drilled into these people.” For the average person who sleeps too little or too much, balancing six to eight hours a sleep a night means a healthier and longer life. That starts with discipline, said Dr. Mylinn Sawyer, physician at Mercy Woodstock Medical Center. “Your body needs sleep,” she said. “Some people may feel fine and be functional, but that’s not the reality. It could affect your health longterm.” Although more research is needed, experts say, the fact that physicians are recognizing the importance of sleeping habits as they relate to cardiovascular problems is a step in the right direction.

Monday afternoon. “I’m not convinced this is the right bill yet.” The bill before the House is an amended version of one proposed in December by House Pension Committee Chairwoman Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook. It would push back the age that retirees can get their automatic 3 percent cost-of-living increases to 67 years, and increase employee contributions by 2 percent of salary, spread out over two years. The cost-of-living increase would be applied only to the first $25,000 of a retiree’s pension. Another provision would require the state to fully fund its contribution to pensions under threat of legal action by the accounts’ administrators. The requirement is aimed at placating state workers who have spent decades paying their share from each pay-

check into the system while state lawmakers have either underfunded their contribution or skipped it altogether to spend it on other things. Public-sector unions have vowed to sue should the bill become law, citing the provision of the Illinois Constitution that states that public pension benefits cannot be diminished or impaired. Although state Rep. Mike Tryon, R-Crystal Lake, fully supports pension reform, he has said that Nekritz’s bill would have no chance of holding up in court. “This bill, I believe, is probably the most unconstitutional [pension] bill we have seen,” said Tryon, who is not attending the lame-duck session because of a death in the family. But newly sworn-in Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said he will support the bill should it come for a vote, and believes it will pass constitutional muster. He said it is not perfect but

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repeatedly declined to say he would rule out a government shutdown, prompted by a debt-ceiling impasse, in the effort to force Obama to swallow large spending cuts. “It’s a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in Congress” to force the White House to negotiate, he said. In fact, congressional Republicans of all stripes say Obama has no choice but to accept spending cuts they want in exchange for a hike in the debt ceiling, which will reach its limit in about two months. Said McConnell: “We simply cannot increase the nation’s borrowing limit without committing to long-overdue reforms to spending programs that are the very cause of our debt.” Obama says he’s willing to discuss spending cuts in some programs. But that discussion, he says, must not be tied to GOP threats to keep the government from borrowing the money it needs to keep paying its bills, including interest on foreign-held debt. “I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up through the laws that they passed,” the president said last week. It once was fairly routine for Congress to raise the government’s borrowing limit every year or two to keep paying bills in times of deficit spending. But the exercise became fiercely partisan in 2011. Republicans threatened to block a debt-ceiling hike un-

less Obama and congressional Democrats agreed to large but mostly unspecified spending cuts. Obama negotiated furiously. In hopes of a farreaching “grand bargain,” he offered to raise premiums, copayments and the eligibility age for Medicare, and to slow the cost-of-living increases for Social Security benefits. House Republicans demanded more. Foreshadowing the recent “fiscal cliff” quarrels, they embarrassed Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, by forcing him to rewrite debtlimit legislation to include a hopeless bid to amend the Constitution to require balanced budgets. In the end, Republicans settled for about $1 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years. The government barely avoided having to stop paying some bills. Financial markets were rattled, however, and Standard & Poor’s lowered the nation’s credit-worthiness rating. Obama says he will take a dramatically different approach this time. He will discuss possible spending cuts as part of a broad deficit-reduction package. But he will end the conversation, he says, if Republicans threaten to withhold cooperation on the debt limit unless he meets their cost-cutting demands. Republican lawmakers spoke dismissively of Obama’s challenge in interviews last week. Several laughed out loud at the president’s remarks. “He’s out of his mind,” said Rep. Trent Franks, RAriz. If Obama thinks Republicans will back off their demands, Franks said, he is “operating in his usual cloud of delusion.”

reduces costs without raising taxes and without shifting the cost of teacher pensions toward local property taxes. McSweeney said he would have opposed the bill had the costshift provision remained. “The unions will challenge any reform legislation that is passed. The state right now is in dire financial straits, and we need to make these changes,” McSweeney said. Almost all of the revenue generated by the 2011 incometax increase – 67 percent on individuals and 46 percent on businesses – has been swallowed by the state’s public pension obligations. Supporters had touted the tax as a way for the state to trim its backlog of unpaid bills. Franks said Nekritz is to be commended for proposing the bill – she and other supporters took the initiative and proposed the fix on the last day of the fall veto session. He said any failure should be put at the feet of Gov. Pat Quinn, who Franks alleges has shown

little leadership aside from giving lawmakers a Wednesday deadline to enact pension reform. “He has said that the reason he was put on God’s green Earth was to solve the pension problem, and all he’s done is brought out Squeezy the Pension Python,” Franks said. Squeezy the Pension Python is a cartoon character introduced in fall as part of a Quinn-led awareness campaign to draw attention to Illinois pension problem. Any legislation that does not become law dies with the Wednesday swearing-in of the new General Assembly. Springfield lame-duck sessions are famous for last-minute attempts to pass profound and controversial legislation – the number of votes needed to pass bills reverts to simple majority with the new year, and outgoing lawmakers who no longer have to worry about the political consequences may be persuaded to pass laws they otherwise would not.

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Help prevent spreading flu McHenry County and the rest of Illinois are experiencing one of the worst flu seasons in years, so it is important that everyone take precautions to help prevent themselves and others from contracting the nasty bug. Illinois is one of 41 states with higher-thannormal levels of flu activity, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Illinois hasn’t seen such widespread influenza this early in the For the record season since 2003. During a oneThis is turning out to be one week period in of the worst influenza seasons late December,the in years. Do your part to help state recorded 31 prevent the spread of the flu. flu-related admissions to hospital intensive care units. Three of those resulted in deaths. Typical flu symptoms include fever, headache, extreme fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, also can occur but are more common in children. The flu can be easily confused with other flulike illnesses caused by different viruses. For example, the common cold can have similar symptoms but less severe consequences. Complications arising from the flu can range from bacterial pneumonia to sinus problems to worsening chronic medical conditions, according to the CDC. Though it’s difficult to determine why this season has been particularly bad, some health officials are blaming it on fewer people getting the flu shot, which is the best way to prevent influenza. Even though it’s January, the shots still are widely available. In addition to family physicians, many drugstores offer walk-in clinics. A directory of locations where the vaccine is available is online at But there is more you can do to help prevent the spread of the flu than just getting a flu shot. Health officials recommend practicing the “3 C’s”: Clean your hands, cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and contain your germs by staying home if you get sick.


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Everyone said Congress would go to the brink of the fiscal cliff before agreeing on a lastminute compromise that would avert the worst consequences of inaction, and that is what happened. It was clear all along that the drama of negotiations under a self-imposed sword of Damocles was a charade devised for political reasons. There is something for everyone to be disgusted with in the bill that emerged. Dairy farmers were among those outraged by Congress’ methods. Instead of passing the five-year farm bill, which had been approved by the Senate and the House Agriculture Committee, Congress extended current farm law, which killed dairy reforms that would have helped dairy farmers, and provided a boon to monopoly processors such as Dean Foods. Rich people will have to pay more in income and capital gains taxes, which helps to ease the federal deficit in a modest way. But working people will have to pay higher payroll taxes because the payroll tax cut that was part of President Barack Obama’s stimulus program was not renewed. Meanwhile, the long-term challenge of addressing the cost of federal social insurance programs – Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security – was left for another day.

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To the Editor: In 2010, a dangerous crosswalk existed at Beardsley Middle School. [Now retired] Crystal Lake Police Chief David Linder was an active participant in a solution. Once aware of the developing situation, he efficiently analyzed alternatives, subsequently enacting appropriate precautions. Pedestrians soon benefited from a crossing guard and safety campaign emphasizing awareness of the crossing and a law requiring that motorists stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. Leveraging the relationship built from this effort, Linder then partnered with community members to realize further positive change. After hearing of incidents in local high schools, I approached him about bringing a proactive character education program called Rachel’s Challenge to Crystal Lake. He quickly scheduled a meeting for school social workers and his student resource officers to meet with him and our group of concerned citizens to study Rachel’s Challenge, an initiative urging kindness and compassion. Supporters backed Rachel’s Challenge because of the alarming number of violent incidents in schools across the country. This kickoff led to its positive influence, reaching 3,000 students in our middle schools this past October. Through these brief synopses, Chief Linder admirably has demonstrated collaborative effort between police and community, increasing safety, promoting posi-

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Don’t redefine marriage

To the Editor: Even in the midst of our state’s financial mess, our legislators were planning a vote to legalize same-sex marriage. Marriage is an institution created by God, not the government. The state cannot redefine it. Marriage exists not only for this generation, but for the care of the next generation. Consider the consequences of same-sex marriage: A study by University of Texas sociologist and professor Mark Regnerus provides compelling evidence of the social instability faced by children of same-sex marriages. It is best for children to be reared in a home with a mother and father. Divorce is higher among gays than heterosexual couple, “even in states and cities that have both legal gay marriage and significant numbers of homosexuals – and that, when gay couples do decide to get married, they are more likely than their straight equivalents to change their minds later.“ (Charles Cooke, National Review)

How to sound off

We welcome original letters on public issues. Letters must include the author’s full name, home address and day and evening telephone numbers. We limit letters to 250 words and one published letter every 30 days. All letters are subject to

Recall that in January, 2011 the Illinois Legislature legalized civil unions. This provides same-sex couples the same rights and benefits as married couples. Why do supporters now want marriage? The family faces extreme challenges in our society. Let us not further jeopardize the future of marriage and family by allowing same-sex marriage in Illinois. Please contact your state legislator and senator regarding this issue. Linda Burmeister Lake in the Hills

No thank-yous

To the Editor: Dear Mr. President, thank you for killing Osama bin Laden, but any president under the circumstances would have ordered the strike against him. Maybe not Jimmy Carter? However, I thank you for not being him at that moment; but no thank you for the following: Leaving Iraq in a lurch (hurry). Telling the Taliban to play by the rules or you’ll take your ball and go home. Watching the EU go down the drain into the Greece trap and wanting to take America along.

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The chilly response during the Arab Spring when you encountered its best aspects and the frozen inaction when encountering its worst. Putting raw meat of incentives in your pocket when you go scold the pit bulls of Iran and North Korea. Hugging the door on your date with Israel. But the worst thing is what you’ve done domestically. You sent a message to America in your re-election campaign that we live in a zero-sum universe. That life is a pizza, where some people have too many slices and other people have to eat the pizza box. You have no answer to the argument for more pizza parlors making more pizzas. Your solution is redistribution of the pizzas we’ve got with low-cost, government-subsidized pepperoni somehow materializing as a result of higher taxes on pizza parlor owners. In this zero-sum universe, there is only so much happiness. Your idea that if we wipe the smile off the faces of the rich and successful people, that will make the rest of us grin. Robert Meale Woodstock

State headed in wrong direction with Medicaid expansion

SPRINGFIELD -- Sometimes it seems politicians and lobbyists pack in more flip-flops than a busload of college kids heading off on spring break. Principles are shorn. Taxpayers are fleeced. In Springfield, even some of the doctrinal stalwarts can be led astray. Look no further than the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. The organization is a political powerhouse in Springfield. It represents businesses large and small. And it has opposed Obamacare. But a funny thing happened after the election. The chamber flip-flopped. You see, while the U.S. Supreme Court ruled most of Obamacare as constitutional, a portion requiring states to expand Medicaid coverage didn’t pass constitutional muster. It’s now up to individual states to

Editorial Board: John Rung, Dan McCaleb, Kevin Lyons, Stacia Hahn, Jon Styf, Kate Schott

determine whether to expand who is eligible for Medicaid. Please keep in mind, Illinois’ finances are in tatters for two reasons: Elected officials promised pension benefits the state can’t afford and, during the Blagojevich years, the state radically expanded who is eligible for Medicaid. With more folks carrying around Medicaid cards, the cost to state taxpayers has ballooned. And Obamacare would have required states to further expand who is eligible for Medicaid, until the High Court ruled otherwise. Now it is voluntary. Of course in Illinois, where the Democrats control the House, Senate and governor’s office, most folks expected the state to voluntarily comply. That’s what makes the Chamber’s decision to support voluntary Medicaid expansion so curious.

VIEWS Scott Reeder They have joined the “me too” chorus, giving legislators political cover to vote for something so many businesses in their home districts oppose. It smells of a backroom political deal. The Chamber contends that during the first few years, the federal government will pay for Medicaid expansion and the state ought to capture those dollars. But here’s the rub: Those federal dollars are temporary, and when they run out, the state will either have to raise taxes or cut programs to continue the spending. It’s a future fiscal cliff for state government.


“Every time we expand a program, we take from another program,” said state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington. “I’m inclined not to support the expansion.” Not only does Medicaid drain the state budget, it is a pretty lousy option for poor people. Doctors and other providers don’t like Medicaid because it only pays a small portion of the actual cost of treating a patient. That’s led many doctors to stop taking patients in the state program. Those with Medicaid hate the program because so many physicians won’t take Medicaid patients or restrict the number they will see. In fact, more than 35 percent of Illinois doctors have stopped taking new Medicaid patients, and Medicaid patients are denied appointments with specialists nearly two-thirds of the time. There are a lot better options for

getting more people covered without draining state coffers. Many of the individuals who would become eligible for Medicaid under the expansion are eligible for federal subsidies to purchase private health insurance. But they won’t be eligible for those subsidies if Illinois expands Medicaid. Why stick more people in a broken system and leave Illinois taxpayers picking up the tab? That doesn’t make any sense. But that is exactly the direction the lawmakers are headed.

• Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute. He can be reached at Readers can subscribe to his free political newsletter by going to Reederreport. com.

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AlTHoff office Now iN mcHeNry

Republican state Sen. Pam Althoff has relocated her district office from Crystal Lake to McHenry because of the new, post-census legislative maps. Her new office is at 5400 W. Elm St., Suite 103, McHenry. The office phone number of 815455-6330 remains the same, as does its email of pamela@ But the fax number has changed to 815679-6756. The 32nd Senate District that Althoff represents changed. Under the new map, it lost all but a sliver of Grafton and Algonquin townships but covers the rest of McHenry County into northwestern Lake County. The Democratic Party took advantage of its control of both houses and the governor’s office after the 2010 Census to draw General Assembly and congressional maps friendly to their candidates and hostile to Republican ones. The new map splits McHenry County among five representatives and three senators.


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Courthouse funds crumble Woodstock denied grant to restore dome, limestone stairs By SHAwN SHiNNemAN WOODSTOCK – Restoration of the historical Old Courthouse dome and front limestone stairs have been put on hold after the city was rejected for a grant to offset the projects’ cost. The city applied for a Richard B. Driehaus Courthouse Initiatives Grant from Landmarks Illinois last summer to fund part of a nearly $170,000 dome restoration and $15,000 project to repair the stairs. Work on the proj-

ects tentatively was to begin early this year. It’s been pushed back indefinitely while the city explores other ways to come up with funding. “It’s huge, because we were pretty optimistic after speaking with the representatives from the granting agency. We almost thought it was a slam dunk,” City Manager Tim Clifton said. “The decision-makers, as opposed to the staff that pulls all the papers together and makes the recommendation, decided otherwise.”

Landmarks Illinois rejected the city’s proposal mainly because of Woodstock’s stated desire to eventually turn the property over to the private sector, Clifton said. Last fall, the city laid out about $2.06 million in restoration projects within a fiveyear capital improvement program. An architect’s report suggested a future private owner would need to invest an additional $1.95 million in the courthouse and $720,000 in the Sheriff’s House to complete the project.

In the interim of larger repairs, the city has begun a $17,000 project to shore up the dome to keep out water and birds. Clifton stressed the importance of finding the funding to complete the projects as they are laid out in the capital improvement program. They are important to the structural integrity and the appearance of the property, he said. “We’ll need to look at some other granting sources, both public and not-for-profit,” Clifton said. “And then

discuss with the council, in terms of priorities, how this is going to compete with other public infrastructure projects that the city needs to fund in the coming years.” Clifton said he thinks the city will find alternative funding. “This was one that fit the bill perfectly, and we were led to believe that it stood a good chance,” he said. “We didn’t look at other scenarios or go down other avenues because we were hopeful that this was going to be successful.”

Paintin’ place

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liBrAry To SHow ‘HoPe SPriNGS’

CRYSTAL LAKE – “Hope Springs,” starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, will be shown at 6 p.m. today at the Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St. The film is rated PG-13. Participants are encouraged to bring their own dinner. No registration is required. For information, call the library at 815-459-1687 or visit www.

cHef To PrePAre wiNTer SoUPS

McHENRY – “Chef Series Part I – Winter Soups” will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the McHenry Public Library, 809 Front St. Chef Susan Maddox will prepare four soups and talk about garnishes, too. The series for those 18 and older is funded by The Friends of the McHenry Public Library. Registration can be done in person, online at or by phone at 815-385-0036.

SelliNG oN eBAy TAUGHT iN cAry

CARY – “Basics of Selling on eBay” will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road. EBay University instructor Jack Waddic will walk participants through the keys to successful eBay selling, with real-time demos on and plenty of time for questions. Registration is required. It may be done in person, online at or by phone at 847-639-4210.

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CRYSTAL LAKE – The 15th annual McHenry County Cruise, Tour & Honeymoon Travel Show 2013 will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. Presented by Cary Travel Express, it will have more than 25 vendors. Admission is free.

8LOCAL DEATHS Laura Ann Doetsch 49, Huntley oBiTUArieS on page B3

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Clarissa Fiore of McHenry paints the windows Monday of the newly opened Forge Fitness in Crystal Lake. Forge Fitness is a 24-hour gym at 141 N. Main St. and will feature various group fitness classes.

McHenry taps up its water, sewer rate By JANe HUH McHENRY – A 1.6 percent rate hike in water and sewer takes effect in February to keep pace with the rate of inflation. The McHenry City Council unanimously adopted the increase Monday night at the municipal complex, 333 S. Green St. in McHenry. Under the ordinance, the combined water and sewer bill for 6,500 gallons of water will go to $45.38 a month from $44.73. The adjustment is based on the Consumer Price Index by the U.S. Labor Department for consumers in the

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha area. The 1.6 percent rate hike is slight compared with 7 percent increases in the past three fiscal years. In 2008, the Finance and Personnel Committee and city staff recommended the 7 percent rate increases – greater than the annual rates of inflation – for those years because McHenry’s water and sewer fund was at a deficit and the city needed to generate funds for system maintenance and improvements. The fund reportedly ran a $390,000 deficit in fiscal 20082009 and a $107,900 deficit in 2009-2010.

The city has, with the exception of the past three years, adjusted rates based on the rate of inflation since 1997. In February, a 2.7 percent increase kicked in. The 7 percent increases helped the city grow and stabilize its water and sewer fund, and allowed it to apply the usual rate of inflation this year. Also Monday night, the first City Council meeting of 2013, Public Works Director Jon Schmitt reminded residents there still is time to recycle Christmas trees and holiday lights.

See McHENRY, page B2

Woman who said she stashed $150,000 dies

She’s one of two in quest for cash found in garden By SArAH SUTScHeK WOODSTOCK – An elderly Johnsburg woman who laid claim to $150,000 that her neighbor found in his vegetable garden has died. Two parties have come forward claiming ownership of the money found by Wayne Sabaj in August 2011 – a Naperville liquor store owner and Dolores Johnson, who was 87. After a court date Mon-

day, Sabaj’s attorney, Robert Burke, said the case likely will go to trial, although a trial date has not been set. Depositions are to be taken in February and an interim court date was set for March 11. Johnson died Dec. 11, according to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. Because of her death, ownership of the money will have to be proved through her daughter, Burke said. “It’s going to depend on whether the daughter can identify the money,” Burke said. “Is she going by what the mother told her? That’s hearsay, and that’s inadmissible. Is the daughter going

See womAN, page B2

Choosing village clerk at issue in Johnsburg Candidate wants voters to decide how to fill post By EMILY K. COLEMAN JOHNSBURG – The challenger to Johnsburg’s village president wants residents to decide whether the village clerk is appointed or elected.

Maggie Haney asked the Johnsburg Village Board at its meeting Thursday to adopt a resolution to put the question on the April ballot. She has filed to run against Village President Ed Hettermann in the April 9 municipal election. In Johnsburg, the duties of village clerk – taking meeting minutes, signing paperwork and election obligations – are handled by Village Administrator Claudett Peters. Other

village employees assist in taking minutes. It may be difficult to find someone who is willing to take on those responsibilities as a volunteer, Village Attorney Michael Smoron said. That’s why the positions of village clerk and administrator were combined in the first place. “Surprisingly, there has not been an outpouring of interest in residents wishing to serve as the village clerk,

going to two or three night meetings each week or more when there is more ongoing zoning or development activities,” Smoron said. While Smoron said he wasn’t sure whether the board had the authority to adopt a resolution that would put appointment or election of a clerk on the ballot, he said board members could discuss the political ramifications, such as pay, of such a vote and decide what they would

do if residents expressed an interest in a change to the current setup. Board members agreed they should look into the issue and asked Smoron to investigate the matter. “I think the board should discuss it more at another meeting as an agenda item, know what the pros and cons are of doing it that way,” Hettermann said. “What are the

See clerK, page B2


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Helping others can do a volunteer’s heart good

This time of year, most of us think about how we want to look in our new year. We visualize activities that will offer some sort of success, contentment or in some way make us feel good. A study by The Corporation for National and Community Service showed that volunteers have a greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease than those who


algonquin committee of the whole when: 7:30 p.m. today where: Village Hall, 2200 Harnish Drive cary Police committee when: 5:30 p.m. today where: Village Hall, 655 Village Hall Drive cary administration and Development committee when: 6 p.m. today where: Village Hall, 655 Village Hall Drive District 12 school board when: 7 p.m. today where: Johnsburg Junior High School North’s learning center, 2220 W. Church St. District 15 school board when: 7:30 p.m. today where: Valley View Elementary School, 6515 W. Route 120, McHenry District 200 School Board when: 7 p.m. today where: Clay Professional Development Center, 227 W. Judd St., Woodstock Fox lake Village Board when: 6:30 p.m. today where: Fox Lake Village Hall, 66 Thillen Drive

VOLuNtEERING Rebecca Stiemke don’t volunteer. Another study by United Healthcare Group and VolunteerMatch reported that volunteering made individuals feel healthier. Both studies are good reasons to include volunteerism in that 2013 photo of yourself.

Fox river Grove Public Health and Safety committee when: 7 p.m. today where: Village Hall, 305 Illinois St. Harvard Fire Protection District regular Trustee meeting when: 6 p.m. today where: Harvard Fire Protection District, 502 S. Eastman St. Johnsburg Planning and Zoning commission when: 7 p.m. today where: Village Hall, 1515 Channel Beach Ave. Johnsburg community affairs committee when: 7 p.m. today where: Village Hall, 1515 Channel Beach Ave. lITH committee of the whole when: 7:30 p.m. today where: Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate lakewood Village Board when: 7 p.m. today where: Turnberry Country Club, 9600 Turnberry Trail mcHenry county Board Human resources committee when: 8:30 a.m. today where: Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock mcHenry county Board Finance and audit committee

Can you see yourself sharing coffee and stories with an elderly person; reading a book with a child who doesn’t have a lot of choices in life; talking on the phone with a person in the middle of a difficult situation; giving love to an animal that has been abandoned; helping an organization make a challenging decision; or planning a party? To inspire a few other possible 2013 images of yourself, visit www.volun- ••• A two-day volunteer management training will be Jan. 17 and 18. Topics include delegating, evaluating and supervising volunteers; training and orientating volunteers; dealing with problem situations; and risk management. This training is ideal for seasoned volunteer managers and for individuals new to managing volunteers. Space is limited.

••• Registration for the April 21 McHenry County Human Race is open. So far, 38 charities have registered. The Human Race is a 5K walk/ run that allows participants to choose which organization will receive the proceeds from their race registration and any fundraising. This year, there is $2,400 in prize money. More than 1,000 people are expected on race day.

when: 9:30 a.m. today where: Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock.

committee when: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday where: Park District Administration Building, 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave.

mcHenry county conservation District Board of Trustees when: 6 p.m. Thursday where: Brookdale office, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock

mcHenry county Board liquor and license committee when: 11 a.m. today where: Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock. nippersink public library board when: 7 p.m. today where: Nippersink Public Library, 5418 Hill Road, Richmond Spring Grove economic and Development commission when: 6:30 p.m. today where: Spring Grove Village Hall, 7401 Meyer Road Spring Grove Police Pension Board when: 8 a.m. today where: Spring Grove Village Hall, 7401 Meyer Road woodstock Parks & recreation commission when: 7 p.m. today where: Council Chambers, City Hall, 121 W. Calhoun St. wednesday algonquin Historic commission when: 7 p.m. Wednesday where: Historic Village Hall, 2 S. Main St. crystal lake Park District Planning/Building and Grounds

Court holding $150,000 cash found in a Johnsburg garden • woman

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to say that she personally saw the money?” There had been an issue before Johnson died because she suffered from dementia, Burke said. “I don’t think she would have been able to testify, either in terms of identifying the money or saying what she did with it.” The packaging of the money was distinguishing, Burke

said, and Johnson’s daughter was able to describe it well. Johnson reportedly “got rid of” the money because she believed it was cursed. Sabaj found the cash in his garden after going to harvest some vegetables for dinner. Under the law, finder becomes keeper if the owner doesn’t come forward one year from the last date of a published public notice. In this case, the notice was made in September 2011. The other party to come

forward claiming the money was Nazco Enterprises, which owns Extra Value Liquors in Naperville. An attorney filed documents saying that a masked gunman robbed the company’s president Sept. 13, 2010, in the parking lot of Pebblewood Plaza, and about $150,000 in bundles of mostly $20 and $50 bills. In the meantime, the money is being held by the court clerk with an order that no examination of it be allowed without approval of the court.

J’burg: Study merits of creating post • clerk

Continued from page B1 advantages? What are the disadvantages? Why wouldn’t we want to do it, and why would we want to do it from an operations standpoint of moving forward with it?” Trustee Mary Lou Hutchinson said she wouldn’t be rushed.

“I certainly wouldn’t want to rush into it if we’re talking about a salaried position because that really impacts our budget,” Hutchinson said. “We haven’t had one thus far. I think if we’re really going to vet it out and do the right thing, especially when it comes to spending money, we shouldn’t be pressured by a couple of weeks’ deadline.”

The deadline to adopt a resolution to get a referendum question on the April ballot is Jan. 22. Because village officials didn’t know the law, Haney said she isn’t confident the petition would be handed appropriately. Therefore, she doesn’t plan to start one, she said, but continue to pursue the matter through a board resolution.

Thursday algonquin economic Development commission when: 7 p.m. Thursday where: Village Hall, 2200 Harnish Drive cary area Public library District Board when: 7 p.m. Thursday where: Library meeting room, 1606 Three Oaks Road cary Fire Protection District Board of Trustees when: 4 p.m. Thursday where: Station One, 400 CaryAlgonquin Road Fox river Grove Finance and administration committee when: 7 p.m. Thursday where: Village Hall, 305 Illinois St.

For information about volunteering, volunteer management training or the Human Race, visit www. volunteermchenrycounty. org or call 815-344-4483. Make volunteerism a way of life in McHenry County; get started today.

• Rebecca Stiemke is the director of United Way McHenry County Volunteer Center. She can be reached at 815-344-4483 or

Recycling of trees, lights lasts til Jan. 18

mccD Finance and administrative committee when: 5 p.m. Thursday where: Brookdale office, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock


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mcHenry county conservation District outreach and advocacy committee when: 5 p.m. Thursday where: Brookdale office, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock mcHenry Township trustees when: 7 p.m. Thursday where: Township Hall, 3703 N. Richmond Road, Johnsburg richmond economic Development commission when: 7 p.m. Thursday where: Richmond Village Hall, 5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond. monday

Huntley Village Board of Trustees when: 7 p.m. Thursday where: Huntley Village Hall, 10987 Main Street

Johnsburg ordinance committee when: 7 p.m. Monday where: Village Hall, 1515 Channel Beach Ave.

lake in the Hills trustees when: 7:30 p.m. Thursday where: Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate

lake in the Hills Planning & Zoning commission when: 7:30 p.m Monday where: Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate

The Christmas tree recycling program began Monday and runs through Jan. 18. Waste Management will pick up trees, with decorations removed, on regularly scheduled trash pick up days until Jan. 18. Trees will be recycled into wood chips. The city also will collect holiday lights through the end of the month at two locations. Holiday lights can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the municipal complex, 333 S. Green St., or from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Public Works building, 1415 Industrial Drive. “I think with the lights now coming down we’ll see more of that,” Schmitt said. For information, call the Public Works Department at 815-363-2186.

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Born: Dec. 21, 1963; in Berwyn Died: Jan. 6, 2013; in Chicago

HUNTLEY – Laura Ann (Gawlik) Doetsch, 49, of Huntley, formerly of Rolling Meadows, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at University of Chicago Hospital. She was born Dec. 21, 1963, in Berwyn, the daughter of Norman and Arlene (Zolna) Gawlik. On April 24, 1992, she married Michael Doetsch in Rolling Meadows. Laura’s life revolved around her family. From childhood, she was born into a large, loving family. She then became a wife and a mother to four of the most beautiful girls. She was a proud homemaker who loved to cook and care for her family. She dearly loved all of the time spent with her family … she would do anything for them. She is survived by her her husband, Mike; her loving daughters, Jill, Amy, Michelle and Jessica; her beloved mother, Arlene Gawlik; her dear brothers and sisters, John (Helen) Gawlik, Brian (Cindy) Gawlik, Larry Gawlik, Christine Pernice and Barbara Howard; and many fond nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Gawlik; mother-inlaw, Trudy Doetsch; and brotherin-law, Joseph Doetsch. The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at James A. O’Connor Funeral Home, 11603 E. Main St., Huntley. The visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee/Huntley Road. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the National Diabetes Foundation. For information, call the funeral home at 847-669-5111 or

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Born: Oct. 29, 1947; in Woodstock Died: Jan. 5, 2013; in Marengo MARENGO – Gary K. Sherwin died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home in Marengo. He was born in Woodstock on Oct. 29, 1947, to Elwood “Red” and Vivian (Winkelman) Sherwin. He married Janet Kruse on March 27, 1971. He enjoyed woodworking, especially building bird houses, and camping. He was employed at Union Special for 34 years. Gary is survived by his wife, Janet Sherwin; a son, Brian (Melisa) Sherwin of Marengo; a granddaughter, Vivian Sherwin of Marengo; his father- and motherin-law, Paul and Carol Kruse of Woodstock; two brothers-in-law, Charles (Karen) Kruse of Woodstock and John (Dar) Kruse of Woodstock; a sister-in-law, Phyllis (Jack) Fischer of St. Charles; two stepsisters, Deb (Greg) Leonard of Belvidere and Peg (Smokie) Niemeier of Belvidere; a stepbrother, Robert (Carlene) Lang of Alabama; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother, Geri Sherwin; two brothers, Jack Sherwin and James Sherwin; and a greatnephew, Alec Kruse-Kaiser. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6821 Main St., Union. The visitation will continue at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Union, or to any organization of the donor’s choice. For information, call SchneiderLeucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710. Sign the guest book at www.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Richard Bruggeman: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 530 Ruth St., Green Lake, Wis. Mary Margaret Davidson: The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at First Presbyterian Church, 7100 Harvard Hills Road, Harvard. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Harvard. For information, call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home at 815943-5400. Laura Ann (Gawlik) Doetsch: The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at James A. O’Connor Funeral Home, 11603 E. Main St., Huntley. The visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee/Huntley Road. Burial will be at a later date. For information, call the funeral home at 847-669-5111. wesley E. Eaton: A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary. stephan Alan Ford: Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. James Catholic Church, Belvidere. Burial will be in Shattucks Grove Cemetery. Richard Allen Graf: A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 19, in Tennessee. Adolph A. Jelen: The visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Christ the King Church, Wonder Lake. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the church. Burial with military honors will follow in Christ the King Cemetery. For information, call Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home at 815-728-0233. Letty M. krieger: A memorial service and entombment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Mausoleum at Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock. Bernice M. (Engel) Lamkin: The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the church. Burial will be in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. For information, call Fredrick Funeral Home at 847683-2711. Lawrence “Larry” Perkins: The memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at


Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Historic Campus, 178 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. Burial will be private. For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-459-3411. Ronald A. Peterson: The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Elgin. Burial will be private. For information, call the funeral home at 847-741-8800. Lois Puls: The visitation will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Brooke Road United Methodist Church, 1404 Brooke Road, Rockford. The funeral service will be at noon, with Pastor Christopher Druce Jones officiating. Delayed burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Grace Viola (schrack) salava: A memorial service with a luncheon afterward will be Saturday, Jan. 26, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 25519 W. Route 134, Ingleside (Long Lake). Call the church at 847-546-2109 for the time. Inurnment will be private in Grant Township Cemetery, off Molidor Road in Ingleside. For information, call K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home at 847-587-2100. steven Don santucci: The celebration of Steven’s life will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Four Colonies Clubhouse, 680 Cress Creek Lane, Crystal Lake. Darlene Mae seegert: A memorial celebration will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. Dorothy Dam warren: The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday Jan. 10, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, Wis. For information, call the Schuette-Daniels Family Funeral Home & Crematory at 262-763-3434. Arthur E. “Ed” wicke: The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral Mass celebration at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Huntley. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Huntley. For information, call 847-515-8772.

Police cite arrests in holiday crackdown By LAwERENCE syNEtt

CRYSTAL LAKE – Increased holiday enforcement netted six arrests and 67 traffic citations by the Crystal Lake Police Department. The police department participated in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic En-

forcement Program from Dec. 17 through Jan. 1. The extra patrols were meant to discourage motorists from drinking and driving, and remind them to wear seat belts. Three separate events took place in Crystal Lake during the “Drive to Survive” program. Of those arrested, police

said two were for driving under the influence, two were for driving while license suspended or revoked, one was for driving under the influence of drugs and one was for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Fifty-eight motorists were stopped for traffic violations and included 38 seat-belt citations, three alcohol vio-

8LOCAL BRIEFS MCC to stage auditions for Wilder’s ‘Our Town’

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Black Box Theatre at McHenry County College will conduct auditions for the spring production of “Our Town” from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21 and 22 in the theater, Room D167 at the college, 8900 Route 14. The play by Thornton Wilder is directed by Kellee Stahl. Roles are available for 10 men and five women ages 16 and older. Auditions are open to students and community members. Actors must prepare a one- to two-minute dramatic monologue or readings will be provided. No experience is necessary. Scripts are available in the MCC Library. Callbacks will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 24. Rehearsals begin Jan. 26 and continue on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Performances begin March 7 and run March 8, 9, 14, 15 16, 21, 22 and 23.


Following is a list of places to give blood. Donors should be 17 or older or 16 with a parent’s consent, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. • 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday – superior health Club of Crystal Lake, 6119 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Each donor will receive a $10 Target gift card. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: 815-459-5309 or online at www. • 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday – home state Bank, 611 S. Main St., Crystal Lake. Each donor will receive a $10 Target gift card. Walk-ins welcome. Appoint-

See past MCC productions and theater course descriptions at theater. For information, call Jay Geller at 815-455-8746 or email at jgeller@mchenry. edu.

Jones also will give an overview of events or criminal activities in the city over the past month, and the evening will end with a question-andanswer session. For information, call 815363-2200.

McHenry police chief to meet public at coffee

Cary library to host preschool fair Jan. 17

McHENRY – Police Chief John Jones invites city residents to attend the second Coffee with Chief Jones from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday in the classroom inside City Hall, 333 S. Green St. This monthly meeting with coffee and treats are on the second Monday of each month and are part of the police department’s commitment to keep citizens and the community informed and obtain feedback from the public. Each Coffee with Chief Jones begins with a presentation on a topic or a guest speaker. This month’s topic is school safety in McHenry.

CARY – The Cary Area Library will hold its annual preschool fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Community Room of the library, 1606 Three Oaks Road. Seventeen area preschools will be represented, offering parents an opportunity to speak with staff and get a “feel” for which school might be the right one for their child. Handouts, brochures and other information will be available to help with decision-making. No registration is necessary for the free program. For information, call the library at 847-639-4210.

ments and information: Sandy, 815-788-3488 or online at www. • 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – shepherd of the hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green St., McHenry. Each donor will receive a $10 Target gift card. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Debbie, 815-344-1358 or the church office, 815-385-4030. • 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday – st. thomas the Apostle Community Center, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Each donor will receive a $10 Target gift card. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: 815-477-1048 or online at www. • 8 a.m. to noon Sunday – Marengo united Methodist Church, 119 E. Washington St., Marengo. Information: 815-5687162. • 8 a.m. to noon Sunday – st. Mary's Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock. Each donor will receive a $10 Target gift card. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Dave Grote, 815-861-2014. • 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 – Community Church of Richmond, 5714 Broadway, Richmond. Each donor will receive a $10 Target gift card. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Carol, 815-675-2011.

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lations, three citations for driving without insurance, and two citations for speeding, police said. The program was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and was part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.


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CRYSTAL LAKE – Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois has set the registration for its spring program. Registration will go live at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the organization’s website, www. The organization is expects to serve more than 1,000 girls throughout McHenry and DeKalb counties this season, and several locations are apt to fill up in the first hours of registration. “We have been preparing for our largest season ever by training new coaches and gaining additional sponsors,” Girls on the Run Executive Director Laurie Dayon said. The nonprofit expanded to include programs in Rockford. Girls on the Run empowers girls in third through eighth grade through activities designed to help them make good choices for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The organization’s mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Locations for programs can be found at “The enthusiasm for Girls on the Run and its growth has been amazing,” said Kelly Lancaster, Girls on the Run coach and board member. “I think if you go to the 5K and see the girls as they cross the finish line, it’s impossible not to be moved by their strength.”




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‘Fresh twist to food’ Corner Cantina chef former owner of Huntley eatery By LINDSAY WEBER MARENGO – “I want to make Mexican and Southwest cuisine friendlier and more sophisticated for our customers.” The intentions of Corner Cantina’s Executive Chef Raul Del Toro come to life in the Mexican-American offerings of the Marengo establishment. Opened since March 2012, the Southwest-inspired restaurant located at the corner for Grant Highway and South State Street offers a menu for a variety of palettes, a private dining room for parties, a full bar and catering. Del Toro came on board in October 2012 after he closed the doors of his previous restaurant Del Toro’s TexMex Grill and Bar in Huntley. Due to the recession and the inconvenient road construction on Route 47, Del Toro made the decision to close the doors after more than a decade in business. Though one door had closed for Del Toro, an opportunity arose to become part of the Corner Cantina family. Del Toro found his love for food while working in the dormitory cafeteria at Illinois State University. Though he studied education, he took his passion for cooking after graduation and never looked back. Del Toro said he sees his new position as an exciting challenge to cater to the tastes of the people of this “little big town.” He also said he enjoys the available resources that Marengo has to offer. “Marengo is full of farms and it’s really great to be able to get the vegetables from these local farmers to make our dishes and salsas,” Del Toro said. “It’s great to have that relation-

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Dave Kozin (right), Patrick Forde and David Baebler meet at the Corner Cantina’s bar for a lunch sales meeting.

Corner Cantina What: Mexican-American cuisine with Southwest flair Where: 228 S. State St. Marengo. Kitchen hours: Tuesday, 3 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 3 to 8 p.m. Closed Monday Information: Call 815-568-1200 ship with the farmers in the area and there is nothing more important to execute a successful menu than fresh ingredients.” Del Toro said he brought his Roasted Tomato Jalapeno Salsa and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa recipes that were customer favorites at his Huntley establishment to pair with Corner Cantina’s Mexi-

can fare such as the popular steak fajitas. Del Toro said that Corner Cantina does not stop at the traditional Mexican cuisine staples but also has sandwiches, ribs and a Friday night fish fry that are sizeable draws. “I love to bring my own fresh twist to food,” Del Toro said. Del Toro said he is constantly experimenting with new flavors that he features in weekly specials and loves to work on new menu items. He also admitted that he has a passion for the more delectable treats. “I love the savory,” said Del Toro. “Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to cook for and I love to make delicious dessert specials. For New Year’s we offered a Mexican Chocolate Raspberry Napoleon that was just great. I’ll never stop playing with food.”

Shaw Media announced Monday that Northwest Herald Senior Editor Dan McCaleb has been promoted to group editor of Shaw’s suburban publications. As group editor, McCaleb will spearhead the company’s initiative to grow readership in print and digital media by being the leading provider of local news and information throughout McCaleb the communities it serves. He will work with the publishers and editors of all of Shaw’s suburban publications, including the Northwest Herald, to maximize efforts in the news-gathering, editing and delivery process. Shaw Media’s presence in suburban Chicago has been growing steadily over the past several years. In addition to the Northwest Herald, based in Crystal Lake, Shaw owns the St. Charles-based Kane County Chronicle. Shaw acquired Grayslake-based Lake County Journal in 2005, and The Daily Chronicle, based in DeKalb, in 2007. The Morris Daily Herald joined Shaw’s suburban operation in January 2012, and in October Shaw purchased Suburban Life Media, a group of 22 weekly publications in Will, suburban Cook and DuPage counties, from GateHouse Media. Shaw also launched a new weekly publication, Gurnee Life, in November. “Dan has done a tremendous job as editor of the Northwest Herald. He has the unique combination of a passion for journalism and a spirit of collaboration,” said John Rung, Shaw Media’s chief operating officer and publisher of the Northwest Herald. “He is a natural leader and has demonstrated the ability to guide and mentor other editors and reporters. We are excited that he has agreed to take on this new responsibility.” McCaleb has been editor of the Northwest Herald since 2009. He started with the company in 2004 as the Northwest Herald’s managing editor. He and his wife, Allison, who works as a designer in Shaw Media’s magazine division, live in Crystal Lake, where their two children attend District 47 schools. “With Shaw Media’s growing market share in the suburbs and the many ways that we can connect with readers through print, social media and other digital offerings, I’m excited to have this new opportunity,” McCaleb said. Rung said that a search would begin immediately for a new Northwest Herald editor.


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New brokerage office opens in Woodstock NORTHWEST HERALD WOODSTOCK – Brokerage Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. has opened an office at 11621 Catalpa Lane, Woodstock. The new location joins Wheaton as the firm’s second office in the Chicagoland area, and is the company’s eighth office in Illinois. “We are pleased to be adding these talented professionals to our team in Illinois,” said Benjamin F. Edwards IV, founder, chairman, and CEO of the St. Louis-based brokerage firm. “Our commitment to empowering our advisers to serve their clients as they see fit, along with our broad array of products and services, is an appealing combination in the current competitive environment.” Dennis Anderson, branch man-

ager and senior vice president - investments, is a 20-year veteran in the securities industry. Anderson spent most of his career at A.G. Edwards and their successor firms where in addition to working with clients, he served as a branch manager for eight years before stepping down in 2010. A native of northern Illinois, he worked as the city manager for the city of Woodstock before starting his financial services career in 1992. Assisting him with his managerial and client service responsibilities is Jenny Murray, a 25-year industry veteran, who comes aboard as the assistant branch manager and a senior registered financial associate. She joined A.G. Edwards in 1987, worked with Anderson since 1997, and was assistant branch manager

for five years. James T. Wormley and his son, Ryan Wormley, are senior vice presidents in the office. Sandy Shay will serve as a senior registered financial associate. James Wormley maintains his CPA certification and earned his certified financial planner certification in 1988, while Ryan Wormley earned his accredited asset management specialist certification in 2004. Shay started her financial services career in 1987 and has been part of the Wormley team since 2004. With its move to Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., Matt Wormley, James Wormley’s youngest son, is also joining the Wormley team and comes aboard as a financial associate. Previously, Matt enjoyed a successful 10-year career working

for Accenture as an alliance sales director, where he was responsible for coordinating efforts between the firm’s vendor partners and its financial services industry clients. Previously, all of the personnel, with the exception of Matt Wormley, worked for Wells Fargo Advisors. The office phone number is 815337-4485. In addition to Woodstock, the brokerage firm has branches in Wheaton, Galesburg, LaSalle-Peru, Peoria, Springfield, Decatur and O’Fallon. The firm was founded in 2008 by Benjamin F. Edwards IV, the greatgreat-grandson of Albert Gallatin Edwards, the founder of brokerage firm A.G. Edwards. Currently, the firm has 27 branches in 15 states and more than 200 employees.


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Work your plan to achieve your business goals As we begin 2013, a lot of people make annual resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking, get a handle on the finances or spend more time with the kids. Resolutions are great, but how successful are we when we make them? Well, around 45 percent of American adults who make one or more resolutions each year eventually do break them, but the research shows that making resolutions is useful. People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions. The following statistics show how many of these resolutions are maintained as time goes on: • Past the first week: 75 percent • Past two weeks: 71 percent • After one month: 64 percent • After six months: 46 percent

So resolutions are great for what most people see them as, that being resolving to do something with firm determination. I would add having a very goal-like resolution – specific and measurable – is much better than saying you just want to increase your sales by the end of 2013. In Dan Waldschmidt’s blog “Edgy Conversations” Dec. 28, 2012, post “Forget About Resolutions, Make a Plan,” he writes: “You don’t make more money or have fewer problems simply because you decide in your head that that’s the way it should be. Your resolution is just wishful thinking. Good ideas and hopeful fantasies. And there is nothing wrong with big dreams and wild goals. But wanting more for yourself doesn’t mean your life will ever change. You need to have plan. And you need to get serious about

chamber news Gary Reece the details: • Your plan needs to include deadlines and milestones. • You need to take into account “backup options.” • You should include a reward for completing progress. • You might need to involve other people in helping you with your plan. Remember that every day, not just at the turn of the New Year, gives us an opportunity to do better, to even re-work, if need be, that we have set in motion. The only way to truly succeed on purpose in business is by outperforming your competi-

tion. You can do this. Frankly, you have to because at the very least one of your competitors is trying (maybe even succeeding) to do it to you. Make a plan, work your plan and you will achieve your goals. If you do, you won’t have to then simply settle for rising and falling with them wherever your industry situation currently finds itself in 2013 and beyond. *** Join us Jan. 15 for an after-hour’s mixer at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Then on Jan. 22 join the Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers Rotary as they host a mixer supporting their Western Auction at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Mixers are from 5 to 7 p.m. and all Crystal Lake

LG kicks off gadget show with 55-inch ‘ultra-HD’ TV

McDonald’s expands test flight for chicken wings NEW YORK – First there were McNuggets. Then there were Chicken McBites. Now McDonald’s could be adding “Mighty Wings” to its chicken menu. The world’s biggest hamburger chain is set to expand its test of chicken wings to Chicago this week, after a successful run in Atlanta last year. The wings are expected to be sold in three, five or 10 pieces with prices likely starting at $3, according to Lynne Collier, an analyst with Sterne Agee. A spokeswoman for McDonald’s confirmed the test in Chicago would start this week but said there weren’t any plans yet to bring the wings to other cities. Fast-food chains typically test items in select markets before taking them national. But for McDonald’s, which has 14,000 U.S. locations, adding chicken wings to the permanent lineup could be tricky. Prices for chicken wings have been climbing over the past year, reflecting an increase in the number of restaurants serving them, said David Harvey, an agriculture economist who specializes in poultry and eggs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In December, the cost of wings in the wholesale market in the Northeast was 26 percent higher than a year ago. Wings sold for $1.90 a pound that month, compared with $1.30 a pound for boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

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• Gary Reece is president of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. Email

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8IN BRIEF LAS VEGAS – LG unveiled a 55inch TV that sports “ultrahighdefinition” resolution with four times the sharpness of regular HD television sets, kicking off what is likely to be a mini-obsession with the latest super-clear format at the annual International CES gadget show. The model announced Monday is the smallest in a 2013 lineup that includes 65-inch and 84inch versions. But the smaller size — and smaller price tag — begins the parade of TV makers that are seeking to bring ultrahigh definition to the masses. Also known as “4K,” ultrahighdefinition screens are 3,840 pixels wide and 2,160 pixels tall, or more than 8 million in all. The higher resolution will let TV screens get larger without degrading picture quality, though initially the price tag will limit those sets to technology’s early adopters. LG said the 55-inch and 65inch versions will be available later this year in the U.S. No price was announced, but it will be less than $10,000. The 84inch version that went on sale late last year cost $20,000. Also at the gadget show, rival Sharp Corp. introduced two super-clear TVs and one ultra-HD computer monitor. The 32-inch monitor uses Sharp’s IGZO technology, based on a semiconductor material called indium gallium zinc oxide. The monitor, planned for launch in February, responds to 10 points of contact at once — one for each finger.

chamber members as well as their guests are invited to attend. *** How would you like to showcase your business in front of 5,000 potential customers? The 2013 Crystal Lake Home & Business EXPO on March 23 and 24 is one of the best, most costeffective ways to do just that. Booths are now 75 percent sold out so don’t wait any longer to sign up. *** To learn more about or to sign up for any Crystal Lake Chamber event call 815-459-1300, go to www. or download our mobile app on your smartphone at

By DANIEL WAGNER AP Business Writer

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This photo provided by Lego shows “Reptar,” a robotic snake that is one of 17 possible creations available in the new, $350 Lego Mindstorms EV3 platform that will have the ability to talk to iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches through Bluetooth wireless connections.

New Lego robotics kit talks to iPhones The Associated Press LAS VEGAS – Lego bricks are getting cozy with the iPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit. Lego said a new, $350 Mindstorms EV3 kit will have the ability to talk to iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches through Bluetooth wireless connections. That means Lego builders can use the devices as remote controls for their robots, or create simple programs that are then sent to the robots to control their actions. Lego said the kit will go on sale in the second half of

the year. It was announced at the International CES gadget show Monday in Las Vegas. Remote control was already possible with Android smartphones and the most recent Mindstorms kit, the NXT. Apple devices didn’t work because the “brain” of the kit – a juice-box-sized electronic brick – lacked a chip that would identify the Lego gadget to Apple devices. Also new in the Mindstorms EV3 kit is a “twoeyed” infrared sensor that can pick up signals from a small infrared remote and locate it. In the kit, Lego includes the blueprints for

a snake robot that uses its eyes to sense if someone is close to its head, in which case it strikes. The EV3 also will be the first Mindstorms kit to be available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Russian. Previous kits have been in English, Japanese and a few other European languages. As with earlier kits, the EV3 includes four motors and five different sensors. The new brick is compatible with earlier sensors and motors and is “more hackable than ever,” according to Lego. The first Mindstorms came out in 1998. Suggested age for the EV3 is 10 and up.

Lego’s new line of construction toys designed for girls a best-seller By HOWARD FRENCH The Associated Press MANCHESTER, Conn. – Sales of the Lego Group’s newest line of construction toys designed to appeal to girls exceeded expectations despite complaints that it reinforces gender stereotypes. Michael McNally, brand relations director at Lego’s North American headquarters in Enfield, said the company has sold twice as much of the Lego Friends line as expected when it was introduced early this year. “We had had an overwhelmingly positive response from children and their families who have tried the line,” McNally said in an email. Lego’s intention was to raise the number of girls who play with Lego bricks, he said. “In 2011, only 9 percent of Lego sets sold in the U.S. were intended for girls,” McNally said. “To date, 28 percent of Lego sets purchased in the U.S. have been for girls.” The line – which includes

a beauty salon, shopping mall, and spa – was criticized for reinforcing gender stereotypes when it was introduced. An online petition drive urged Lego to broaden the line. The petition, spearheaded by a group called SPARK, a Movement, whose acronym stands for Sexualization Protest: Action Resistance Knowledge, had 55,000 signatures in April when McNally and other Lego officials met in New York with the group. “We had a very productive meeting, and both parties left feeling energized by the conversation,” McNally said. “While our 2012 collection was already finalized, many of the things that they shared are things that we already had in development for the continuation of the collection,” he said. For example, McNally said Lego intends to introduce more male figures in the Friends sets and will expand the hobbies and interests included. Lego also agreed to review its communications “to

ensure a positive message for all children,” he said. SPARK’s reaction is less positive The group’s director, Dana Edell, said she’s not surprised that the Lego Friends line has been selling so well. “We live in a culture where girls are taught from a very young age that their appearance is the most important thing about them,” Edell said in an email. “Creating a ‘Butterfly Beauty Salon’ for girls to build is an unfortunate perpetuation of this stereotype.” She added that Lego’s marketing “remains very divided along gender lines with only girls playing with the ‘for girls’ toys — beauty salon, cupcake cafe, splash pool.” The toys designed for boys include more adventure and hero stories, Edell said. But she also said her group is happy that Lego has added an aviator figure to the Lego Friends line, and seems to be interested in expanding the roles and jobs that the female Lego characters have.

WASHINGTON – Ten major banks agreed Monday to pay $8.5 billion to settle federal complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have been allowed to stay in their homes. The banks, which include JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, will pay billions to homeowners to end a review process of foreclosure files that was required under a 2011 enforcement action. The review was ordered because banks mishandled people’s paperwork and skipped required steps in the foreclosure process. The settlement was announced jointly by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve. Separately, Bank of America agreed Monday to pay $10.3 billion to government-backed mortgage financier Fannie Mae to settle claims related to mortgages that soured during the housing crash. The agreements are the banks’ latest step toward eliminating hundreds of billions of dollars in potential liabilities related to the housing crisis that crested in 2008. When they release fourth-quarter earnings later this month,

the banks hope to reassure investors that they are making progress toward addressing those so-called legacy claims. But advocates say the foreclosure deal allows banks to escape responsibility for damages that might have cost them much more. Regulators are settling at too low a price and possibly at the expense of the consumer, they say. “This was supposed to be about compensating homeowners for the harm they suffered,” said Diane Thompson, a lawyer with the National Consumer Law Center. The payout guidelines already allowed wronged homeowners less compensation than the actual damages to them, she said. Under the settlement, people who were wrongfully foreclosed on could receive from $1,000 up to $125,000. Failing to offer someone a loan modification would be considered a lighter offense; unfairly seizing and selling a person’s home would entitle that person to the biggest payment, according to guidelines released last summer by the OCC. The agreement covers up to 3.8 million people who were in foreclosure in 2009 and 2010. All will receive some amount of compensation. That’s an average of $2,237 per homeowner, although the payouts are expected to vary widely.

Bank of America to pay $10B mortgage settlement By STEVE ROTHWELL AP Business Writer NEW YORK – Bank of America will pay $10.3 billion to the government mortgage agency Fannie Mae to settle claims resulting from mortgage-backed investments that soured during the housing crash. Under the deal announced Monday, Bank of America will pay $3.6 billion in cash to Fannie Mae and buy back $6.75 billion in loans that the bank and its Countrywide Financial unit sold to the agency from Jan. 1, 2000 through Dec. 31, 2008. That includes about 30,000 loans. Also Monday, a separate settlement was announced between federal regulators and ten major banks and mortgage companies, including Bank of America, over wrongful foreclosure practices. That $8.5 billion settlement covers up to 3.8 million people who were in foreclosure in 2009 and 2010. Of those, about 400,000 may be entitled to payments, advocates estimate. For Bank of America, its own settlement with Fannie Mae over the mortgage investments represents a “a significant step” in resolving the bank’s remaining mortgage problems while also streamlining the company and reducing future expenses, Bank of America CEO Brian

Moynihan said in a statement. Moynihan’s predecessor, Ken Lewis, bought Countrywide, a troubled mortgage-lending giant, in July 2008 just as the financial crisis was taking hold. The bank’s acquisition of Countrywide was initially praised by lawmakers. Bank of America was seen as stepping in to eliminate a bad actor from the mortgage market. But instead of boosting Bank of America’s mortgage business, the purchase has drawn a drumbeat of regulatory fines, lawsuits and losses. Bank of America also agreed in September to pay $2.43 billion to settle a classaction lawsuit related to its takeover of Merrill Lynch, another of Lewis’s acquisitions during the financial crisis. That lawsuit was filed on behalf of investors who bought or held Bank of America stock when the company announced its plans to buy Merrill Lynch in a $20 billion deal as the banking industry and federal regulators struggled to contain fallout from the financial crisis in the fall of 2008. The North Carolina-based bank said it would pay for the Fannie Mae settlement in part from existing reserves. Bank of America also said it would record a $2.7 billion hit to its fourth quarter earnings for 2012.

He is the funniest guy I’ve ever known.”

David Letterman speaking during a recent interview about Jay Leno.

MacFarlane to announce Oscar noms


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For the first time in 40 years, the host of the Academy Awards will help announce the Oscar nominations. Academy officials say Oscar host Seth MacFarlane will join actress Emma Stone Thursday to reveal the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards. This is the first time since 1972 an Oscar host has participated in the nominations announcement. Charlton Heston was the only other show host to announce Oscar nominees. MacFarlane and Stone will reveal the contenders early Thursday morning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.


No case says Lohan lawyer

Letterman seeing psychiatrist Three years after an extortion scandal that led him to bare his infidelities, David Letterman said he sees a psychiatrist once a week to try to be the person that he believed he was. The late-night talk show host gave an extraordinary interview to Oprah Winfrey in which he talked about his feud with her and Jay Leno, and about his efforts to make amends for his affairs with “Late Show” staff members that became public in 2009. “For a long time, I thought I was a decent guy,” Letterman said. “But yet, thinking I was a decent guy, I was still capable of behavior that wasn’t coincidental to leading a decent life. That’s what I’m working on. I want to really be the person I believe that I was. I wanna be a good person.” The interview aired Sunday on Winfrey’s OWN network and will be repeated Jan. 20. It was recorded in November. Letterman said his wife, Regina, has forgiven him, and he tries every day to regain her trust. He said he still hasn’t forgiven himself. Letterman said he went through depression that he described as a sinkhole that he thought he wouldn’t come out of. But with medication, he said, he pulled through and told Winfrey he now has compassion for others who have gone through depression. “I always thought, ‘Aw, you’re depressed? Go do some push-ups and you’ll feel better,’ ” he said. “But it’s not that.”

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Lindsay Lohan’s attorney predicts there will be no case against the actress in connection with an alleged fight at a Manhattan nightclub. Attorney Mark Jay Heller spoke after signing paperwork at the courthouse Monday. Lohan was not there. Office of Court Administration Lindsay Lohan spokesman David Bookstaver confirmed a criminal complaint had not been drawn up. The district attorney’s office said only that the investigation is continuing. Lohan was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault in the Nov. 29 incident at the club Avenue. The “Mean Girls” and “Liz and Dick” star allegedly struck a woman in the face during an argument. At the time of her arrest, Heller said Lohan was “a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame.”

Depardieu remains French

French actor Gerard Depardieu has denied accepting Russian citizenship to escape the taxman in France. In an interview Monday on L’Equipe 21 sports channel, he said: “I have a Russian passport, but I remain French and I will probably have dual Belgian nationality. But if I’d wanted

to escape the taxman, as the French press say, I would have done it a long time ago.” Depardieu received his Russian passport from President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. The film star has caused an uproar in France by saying in mid-December that he’s turning in his French passport over an insult from Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who called him “pathetic” for deciding to move to tax-friendly Belgium. France’s new Socialist government wants to steeply raise income taxes on the wealthy.

Bette back to Broadway

The Divine Miss M is returning to Broadway, and not as just a producer. Bette Midler will star in John Logan’s new play “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers” in the spring, marking the first time the Grammy, Tony and Golden Globe winner has been on Broadway in 30 years. The show opens April 24 at a Shubert theatre to be announced later. Midler will play the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in the one-character play by Logan, who won a Tony for “Red” and wrote the screenplay for the James Bond movie “Skyfall.” Midler made her Broadway debut in the chorus of “Fiddler on the Roof” and won a Tony in “Clams on the Half Shell.” She last produced the musical “Priscilla Queen of the Desert.”

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Actor-comedian Larry Storch (“F Troop”) is 90. Actor Ron Moody is 89. “Sunday Morning” host Charles Osgood is 80. Singer Shirley Bassey is 76. Game-show host Bob Eubanks (“The Newlywed Game”) is 75. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 73. Singer Anthony Gourdine of Little Anthony and the Imperials is 72. Guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors is 67.

Singer David Bowie is 66. Actress Michelle Forbes (“Homicide,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 48. Singer R. Kelly is 45. Bassist Jeff Abercrombie of Fuel is 44. Reggae singer Sean Paul is 40. Singer Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley is 37. Actress Gaby Hoffman (“Field of Dreams”) is 31. Guitarist Disashi LumumboKasongo of Gym Class Heroes is 30.



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Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson (left) tries to get away from Alabama’s Vinnie Sunseri during the first half of the BCS Championship game Monday night in Miami Gardens, Fla. AP photo

Notre Dame whiffs on the biggest stage

Big stage, this is Notre Dame. Notre Dame, this is big stage. You two have met before, right? Let’s hope that you don’t part ways for another generation after Monday’s lopsided BCS title game. On the biggest stage in college football, Notre Dame had a chance to return to greatness in the national championship game against Alabama. But by missing tackle after tackle (after tackle after tackle), the Fighting Irish missed a golden opportunity to prove they belonged. The final score was every bit as one-sided as the matchup: Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14. That’s too bad. Because college football is better off when Notre Dame is a legitimate title contender. The sport is much more exciting when the squad from South Bend, Ind., can stand up to the studs of the Southeastern Conference.

VIEWS Tom Musick In the run-up to kickoff Monday, I was foolish enough to think Notre Dame would provide Alabama with a great challenge, if not a stunning upset. You know, great defense, luck of the Irish, and so on. Then a harsh reality arrived faster than an alarm clock at 4 a.m. On the game’s opening series, Alabama sliced through the middle of the top-ranked Irish defense with a five-play, 82-yard touchdown drive in less than 3 minutes. It got worse before it got better. Just kidding. It never got better.

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Tide roll over Irish from the get-go By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The coach no longer wears houndstooth. The result is the same. Another Alabama dynasty. Quieting the Irish by the first play of the second quarter, Eddie Lacy, AJ McCarron and the No. 2 Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame, 42-14, for the BCS championship Monday night, locking up a second straight national title and third in four years with another laugher of a title game. The Bear would’ve been especially proud of this one AP photo – Nick Saban and the Tide Alabama coach Nick Saban holds the championship trophy romping to the second-biggest after the BCS Championship game against Notre Dame on rout of the BCS era that began in 1999. Monday night in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won, 42-14.

“We’re going for it next year again,” said Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandijo, only a sophomore but already the owner of two rings. “And again. And again. And again. I love to win. That’s why I came here.” Lacy, the game’s offensive MVP, ran for one touchdown and caught a pass for another in the final minute of the opening half. He spun away from the vaunted Notre Dame defense not once, but twice, to cap a 28-0 blitz before the bands even got on the field. “They just did what Alabama does,” moaned Manti Te’o, Notre Dame’s star linebacker and Heisman Trophy finalist.

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Plan: playing with urgency

Bulls rout Cavaliers

Red Raiders cruise to victory

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Boozer, Bulls stay on roll

Injured Howard, Gasol, Hill to miss Lakers’ road trip


CHICAGO – The Bulls have been perfect in the New Year, winning all three of their games. “We had a tough last couple weeks of 2012,” Boozer said. “The new year, we’ve got a couple of resolutions – the biggest one is getting more wins.” The Bulls are doing just that. Boozer had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bulls to a 118-92 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. It was the third Next straight game that Boozer has eclipsed 20 points. Bucks at Bulls, This time he did it against 7 p.m. Wednesthe team that drafted him day, CSN, in 2002. AM-1000 “I’m just playing off my teammates,” he said. “We work hard together. We’re hanging out together – it’s like a college team. “Games like this are fun because everybody played so great. We like moments like this. We wish all the games could be like this.” Joakim Noah added 11 points and 11 rebounds while Luol Deng had 19 points and seven assists for the Bulls, who beat the Cavaliers for an 11th straight time. The Bulls (19-13), who posted a seasonhigh in points, moved to 11-1 when Boozer and Noah have double-doubles. Dion Waiters led Cleveland (8-28) with 18 points. C.J. Miles and Kyrie Irving had 15 points apiece. “They come out with a different aggression that our guys have to get used to,” Irving said. “They play like a playoff team every single night. That’s what you get out of a Bulls team.” The Bulls turned a close game into a rout in the second half by dominating the offensive glass and forcing turnovers. Shooting 53.7 percent from the field and hitting 10 of 14 3-pointers didn’t hurt, either.

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The Bulls’ Joakim Noah celebrates with Nate Robinson during the second half Monday at the United Center. The Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 118-92.


Celts top Knicks without Rondo The ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK – Paul Pierce scored 23 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks, 102-96, on Monday night in a heated first meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division rivals. Kevin Garnett added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who even without the suspended Rajon Rondo won their third straight and finally are playing like the team that has ruled the division for the past half-decade. Wizards 101, Thunder 99: At Washington, Bradley Beal made a jumper with 0.3 seconds left after using a pump fake to get open, and the short-handed Wizards beat the Thunder. Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City (26-8) with 29 points. The Wizards (5-28), playing without their top two scorers, had lost 13 of their previous 14, but they also beat the Miami Heat earlier in the season. Beal and Martell Webster led the Washington with 22 points each. Hornets 95, Spurs 88: At New Orleans, Eric Gordon scored six straight points in a fourth quarter spurt and had 24 overall to lead the Hornets to a victory over San Antonio. Jazz 100, Mavericks 94: At Salt Lake City, Gordon Hayward scored a seasonhigh 27 points, including four 3-pointers, and Utah defeated Dallas.

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The Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa (front) works out with teammates Monday at Johnny’s IceHouse in Chicago. After 113 days, a tentative deal was reached Sunday to end the NHL lockout.


Sense of urgency

Shortened schedule adds to importance of each game By JEFF ARNOLD CHICAGO — Like any other NHL goaltender, Corey Crawford has found a certain level of comfort working inside hockey’s biggest pressure cooker. But after Sunday’s verbal agreement between the players association and owners tentatively ended the 113-day lockout and leaving the league with a shortened regular season, NHL teams – including the Blackhawks – are feeling the crunch not to waste any time. Teams are expected to begin training camp this weekend once the deal is ratified, officially allowing hockey business to resume. But as several Hawks players worked out privately Monday morning at Johnny’s Icehouse on the city’s near west side, they had already started to think ahead, understanding with their season cut almost in half, time will be of the essence. And for Crawford, who had a 2.72 goals-against-average in 57 appearances last season, getting back in game shape begins with getting his head right. “Pressure? You’re talking about that already?” Crawford said after Monday morning’s skate, drawing a laugh from the horde of reporters and TV cameras surrounding him. “But no – this is fun what we do. I’m looking forward to what’s coming up.” What awaits players, though, will be much different than in years past when training camp and the preseason allowed teams to ease into an 82-game regular season. But now, with the season slated to start Jan. 19 after a lockout that lasted nearly four months, players admitted Monday they’re moving into uncertain waters. While players such as Hawks leading scorer Marian Hossa have

“We can’t fall asleep in the beginning because there is no 82 games. So every game is going to count, and we have to make sure we are ready.” Marian Hossa

Blackhawks forward been working out individually for weeks, returning to full strength as a team will take some time before the abbreviated regular season begins possibly less than a a week after players are reunited officially with their coaches. The league’s Board of Governors is expected to vote on the tentative 10-year deal Wednesday. And as long as players have been waiting to return to work, establishing a sense of urgency won’t be difficult for the Hawks after being knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by Phoenix. For Hossa, who said Monday he received a few offers to play in Europe during the lockout after being cleared medically to play in November after suffering a concussion in April, returning to the ice with his teammates can’t come fast enough, especially given the relative shortness of the upcoming regular season. “This is going to be a different season, definitely,” Hossa said. “We can’t fall asleep in the beginning because there is no 82 games. So every game is going to count, and we have to make sure we are ready. It’s going to be like a playoff chase now.” Hawks forward Dave Bolland spent the lockout catching up on TV series such as “Homeland,” but was among players who returned to the ice Monday. He said even though

most players have remained in decent physical shape, it will take time for the Hawks to get into game shape. While every team in the league will go through the same early-season growing pains, the fact that time is of the essence will make finding a rhythm vital as the chase for the Stanley Cup begins. “I’m pretty sure now you can’t take a night off – you’ve got to be steady every game,” Bolland said. “Every game is going to be a big one, and I think the team that gets [at it] right off the bat and that gets right out of the gate is going to be the team that is on top.” As anxious as players are to return to business as usual, they know fans may not share the same enthusiasm. Despite the Hawks’ loyal fan base, fans grew weary of the sport the longer the lockout lingered on. While players understand their first responsibility is to the franchise and to put a winning product on the ice, they also realize they may have some fans to win over. Asked if he expected a smattering of boos once the Hawks return to the United Center, Bolland responded immediately, saying, “I hope not.” “I think our fans will stick by us – we’re sorry if it took too long and if everything was a waiting game,” Bolland said. “But that’s the way it goes with union stuff, and I hope our fans are behind us, and I hope we don’t get booed.” Hossa expects a mixed reaction, mainly because of how invested fans are in Chicago – a city where loyalists tend to wear their hearts on their sleeve. “I’m sure lots of fans are glad this is over, lots of fans are frustrated and you cannot blame them,” Hossa said. “Obviously, some people are going to be upset but hopefully, we’re going to do our best to bring them back in the stands.”

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill all will miss the Los Angeles Lakers’ upcoming road trip with injuries, leaving the struggling club without its top three big men indefinitely. Howard has a torn labrum in his right shoulder, and Gasol has a concussion after taking an elbow in the face late in Sunday night’s loss to Denver. Hill, a key backup to both starting big men, has a right hip injury. The three injuries are the latest blows for the Lakers (1518), who still haven’t meshed despite a star-studded roster, a bulging payroll and an earlyseason coaching change. Los Angeles has lost three straight and four of five since beating the Knicks on Christmas, falling to 11th place in the Western Conference.

Celtics’ Rondo suspended 1 game for bump

NEW YORK – Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended again, with coach Doc Rivers wondering if it’s as much for Rondo’s reputation as the incident. Rondo was banned one game without pay Monday for making contact with a referee and failure to cooperate with an NBA investigation.

Messi, Wambach named FIFA players of year

ZURICH – Lionel Messi became the first four-time winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award after shattering the world record with 91 goals last year for Barcelona and Argentina. The 25-year-old won for the fourth straight time, beating Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta in voting announced Monday. His 91 goals topped Gerd Mueller’s mark of 85 for Bayern Munich and Germany in 1972. Abby Wambach became the first American to win FIFA Women’s Player of the Year since Mia Hamm in 2001 and 2002. Pia Sundhage was voted top women’s coach after leading Wambach and the U.S. team to the gold medal at last summer’s London Olympics.

Johnson leads delayed PGA opener by 3 strokes

KAPALUA, Hawaii – The PGA Tour season finally got under way Monday, and Dustin Johnson wasted no time taking control in the Tournament of Champions. Johnson had seven putts at eagle over 36 holes, four on the back nine alone in the second round. And when his marathon day ended, he had rounds of 69-66 for a three-shot lead over defending champion Steve Stricker. – Wire reports


NHL says 48-game regular season ‘most likely’ Teams told to prepare for Jan. 19 start date once deal is approved By LARRY LAGE

The Associated Press The NHL appears headed toward a 48-game season for the second time in two decades. “I think 48 is most likely at this point, unless the players can expedite their ratification process,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email Monday to The Associated Press. The NHL shortened its 82-game slate to 48 games for the 1994-95 season after a 103-day lockout. A 301-day lockout in 2004-05 made the NHL the first major North American professional sports league to lose an entire season. When the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement was agreed to Sunday morning – after 16 hours of negotiations – there was some talk of having a 50-game season start later this month. The NHL and the players’ association are working on a memorandum of understanding, which could

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Los Angeles Kings forward Kevin Westgarth said Monday players need time to look over the labor agreement before voting on it. be completed soon, then voted on by owners and players. The league has circulated a memo to teams telling them to be ready to play by Jan. 19, the date the shortened season is expected to start. “As we prepare for the season opener, I want to apologize to all Blues fans, especially our season ticket holders, suite holders, and sponsors,” St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman said in a statement

released by the team. “We share in your disappointment and frustration about the lockout.” Los Angeles Kings forward Kevin Westgarth, who was part of the union negotiating team for much of the long work stoppage, expects the NHLPA to conduct a conference call to explain and answer questions about the new CBA before players vote on it online. “Of course the league will say if

the players hurry up, we can play more games, but there’s a reality to consider as well,” Westgarth said in a telephone interview Monday from Raleigh, N.C., where he skated informally with some Carolina Hurricanes. “But the first step is for the people who are good with words to get on paper what both sides agreed to. “Then, we have to get guys – who are scattered all over the world – to understand the agreement before we can start voting.” Some NHL players – including Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin – went overseas during the lockout. Ovechkin, who played for his hometown Dynamo Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League, was welcomed back to Washington by the Capitals, who posted a picture of him on their Twitter account arriving at a local airport. Players – teammates and opponents – who stayed in North America have been getting together for months to skate, conduct on-ice drills and work out on their own to stay in relatively good shape. Penguins star Sidney Crosby and nearly a dozen teammates worked out at a suburban Pittsburgh ice rink Monday.

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Huntley’s Egekeze cleared for takeoff

Help is about to arrive for Huntley’s boys basketball team. Big-time help. Red Raiders 6-foot-7 junior forward Amanze Egekeze, the McHenry County area’s top college prospect, was cleared Monday by orthopedic surgeon Brian Cole and will return at 7 p.m. today when Huntley hosts Crystal Lake South in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game. amanze Egekeze Egekeze had surgery on his right knee to alleviate the patellar tendinitis he had experienced throughout the spring and summer. It limited what he could do with his AAU team, the Illinois Wolves. He tried to rest when he could, but the pain persisted, so the surgery was performed by Cole on Sept. 25. Cole was the surgeon who repaired Bulls star Derrick Rose’s ACL injury last spring. “It’s an amazing feeling,” said Egekeze, a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection last season. “I felt a little helpless at times. Whether we won or lost, I felt I could have made an impact. It’s a great feeling that I can do something about it now.” Huntley (8-5 overall, 2-0 FVC Valley) fared pretty well without Egekeze, who averaged 11.9 points a game and led the area with 65 blocked shots last season. Raiders coach Marty Manning is not sure what to expect in Egekeze’s first few games back. “I hope he just shows progress,” Manning said. “He’s already showed a little bit of progress since Wednesday when he came back with us. He won’t be the defensive presence he has been because he doesn’t have a lot of strength in his knee yet.” Fortunately for Egekeze though, he doesn’t have the pain either. He said his knee began hurting near the end of last high school season. “Before, I couldn’t touch the spot because it hurt too much,” Egekeze said. “Now, there is no pain there. It doesn’t hurt when I run around a lot either. We went the safe route and did it right. There’s a little atrophy, but that will come back when I get in my normal routine.” Egekeze has done some

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8INsIdE BOys BAskETBAll Athlete of the Week Ryan gilBERt Prairie Ridge, jr. Gilbert, a 6-foot-1 guard, scored a season-high 25 points as the Wolves defeated Cary-Grove, 57-38, Saturday in their Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game. Prairie Ridge (4-10 overall, 1-0 FVC Valley) had won only once in its previous 10 games. Gilbert hit 10 field goals, five of which were 3-pointers, for his game-high total. “It was exciting,” Gilbert said. “I was glad I got the opportunity and my coach [Corky Card] had faith in me. The guys ran the floor and got me open shots, and I was able to hit them.”

PREP ZONE Joe Stevenson running in practice and some drills. He spent a lot of time on the side shooting and working on ballhandling drills when the team was practicing full-speed. Huntley, the two-time defending FVC Valley champion, was able to grab division road wins at Jacobs and McHenry without its star player. “We’ve done a good job,” Manning said. “I had high expectations even without Amanze. We said this group was pretty good. I thought we could have had a couple other wins, but our goals are to win the [division] and win a regional title, and the losses we had haven’t affected our goals.”


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Johnsburg catcher Cam Adams, who will be a fourthyear varsity player this spring, has committed to play baseball at NCAA Division III North Park University in Chicago next year. Adams hit .303 with 22 RBIs and a home run last season for the Skyhawks. He split time with Brandon Krennrich at catcher. Adams had five doubles, two triples and scored 25 runs. “When coach [Luke] Johnson came there five years ago, they were something like 5-43 and now it’s almost the opposite,” Adams said. “That was important. It’s only an hour-and-a-half from my home and it’s close to Wrigley, so I can catch a Cubs’ game sometimes.” Adams said his father Don has health problems, so North Park’s proximity was a key factor. He also plans on majoring in sports management and with the school in Chicago he feels that offers an advantage. North Park scouted Adams at an Area Code Showcase over the summer at Triton College. He also played for the Racine Hitters’ travel program last summer. “[North Park] liked what they saw at that tryout and watched me through August and the fall,” Adams said. He went to visit the school in November and recently committed. • Joe Stevenson is a senior sports writer for the Northwest Herald. He can be reached by email at You also can follow him on Twitter @nwh_JoePrepZone.

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Dundee-Crown’s Emily Michalski (right) blocks a shot by Huntley’s Bethany Zornow during the first quarter of Monday’s game in Huntley. the host Red Raiders won, 66-33.

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Huntley stifles D-C

Full-court press stops Chargers By PatRiCk MaSon HUNTLEY – Bethany Zornow followed her defensive assignment through a screen and jumped in front of a pass intended for Dundee-Crown’s Stephanie Magsamen. The Huntley junior took her steal down the court for a basket in the first quarter. “I absolutely love defense,” said Zornow, who finished with seven steals and seven points. “It gets me fired up, and I get really excited when I can take control.” It was a scene that played over and over for the Red Raiders in their 66-33 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over the visiting Chargers. Huntley coach Steve Raethz wanted to start the

game aggressively and opened the first quarter with a full-court press. “We just couldn’t handle that press,” D-C coach Michelle Russell said. The Chargers committed eight turnovers in the first quarter. “When they had their press on I think we panicked and they got a lot of steals because of it.” Huntley’s aggressive game plan forced the Chargers into 18 turnovers. The Red Raiders (14-3 overall, 5-0 FVC Valley) opened the game on a 14-0 run, which was paced by both Sam and Ali Andrews. The sisters combined for 14 points in the first quarter, and seven players were able to get involved and score points in the first. “For us that’s where it started,” Raethz said of his press defense in the first quarter. “It generated some turnovers for us and it got us in a nice flow offensively and

the kids did a nice job collectively throughout our press defense.” After jumping out to a 28-2 lead at the end of the first, the Red Raiders backed off the press which resulted in playing a more traditional half court offense. It was then that Ali Andrews’ size became evident to the Chargers’ defenders as Huntley’s 6-foot-2 center constantly had two or more players on her though she was able to score 14 points. At one point she had four Chargers encircling her underneath the basket, something she says is, “frustrating but I’ve learned to get over it.” Without facing a press, the Chargers (2-14, 0-4) outscored the Red Raiders in both the second and fourth quarters behind solid shooting from Emily Michalski, who scored a team-high 12 points. Jillian Wiechmann added seven points.

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No. 5 Indiana starts fast, routs Penn State on road the aSSoCiatED PRESS

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The 7-foot center raced out to midcourt to trap D.J. Newbill, typically not the best defensive matchup against Penn State’s quick guard. But Cody Zeller is no normal 7-foot center. Indiana’s star sophomore stole the ball from Newbill and tracked down the loose ball for an open dunk. The fifth-ranked Hoosiers used a big first-half run and poked and prodded the Nittany Lions defensively all game in a 74-51 Big Ten victory Monday night. “Sometimes when your shots aren’t there for you or your free throws aren’t there ... as long as your defense is there, you’ve got a chance to stay in the game,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said. Both facets of the Indiana’s run-and-gun game were on display when it counted most. The breakneck offense was rarely stopped in the first half before the pace slowed down in a sloppy second half. It barely mattered after Indiana (14-1 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) built a 19point lead in the first half behind the inside-out game of Christian Watford (16 points) and the quickrelease jumpers of Jordan Hulls (14 points). No wonder Indiana had the top

scoring offense in the nation (87.9 points) entering Monday night’s blowout. Jermaine Marshall had 11 points for the Nittany Lions (8-6, 0-2), which had a five-game home winning streak snapped. Ross Travis added 14 points and five rebounds.

No. 17 Notre dame 66, No. 21 Cincinnati 60: At Cincinnati, Jerian

Grant scored 19 points for Notre Dame, which won its 12th straight. Notre Dame (14-1, 2-0 Big East) is off to the best start during coach Mike Brey’s 13 seasons. The Fighting Irish shot 50 percent from the field and went 9 of 16 behind the arc. Sean Kilpatrick had 15 points for Cincinnati (13-3, 1-2), which has lost three straight at home for the first time since 2006-07, coach Mick Cronin’s first season at the school.

Cleveland st. 60, Illinois-Chicago

50: At Cleveland, freshman Bryn Forbes scored 14 points and was one of nine Cleveland State players with at least three rebounds in the Vikings’ win over Illinois-Chicago in Horizon League play. Tim Kamczyc scored a gamehigh 13 points for Cleveland State (9-7, 1-1). AP photo Josh Crittle and Gary Talton led Illinois-Chicago (10-5, 1-1) with 10 Penn State’s Jon graham (25) struggles for possession of a rebound points apiece but the Flames shot Monday during the first half against no. 5 indiana in State College, 33.3 percent (14 of 42). Pa. indiana won, 74-51.

Streaking: There is no question the hottest area team is Crystal Lake Central (13-1), but Woodstock (11-4) is not far behind. The Blue Streaks have won 10 of their past 11 games after Saturday’s 62-52 victory over Johnsburg. “I feel like, for the most part, we’ve done a good job,” Streaks coach Alex Baker said. “There are no more nights off the rest of the season. We have to bring our ‘A’ game every single night.” Woodstock has guard Jordan Turner, one of the area’s top scorers, along with guards Brad Kaufmann and Andy Buhrow, both of whom are adept at 3-pointers, and 6-foot-7 junior Damian Stoneking provides a nice presence inside. Favorites: Crystal Lake Central has established itself as the favorite in the FVC Fox Division with 13 consecutive wins and the Jacobs Holiday Classic championship. On the Valley side, two-time defending champion Huntley looks like the team to beat with 6-foot-7 Amanze Egekeze ready to return. The Red Raiders (8-5) played well without Egekeze, an NCAA Division I prospect. After Huntley, the Valley side looks balanced. Dundee-Crown (7-3) does not have height but has speed and strong guards. Crystal Lake South has improved and could be a factor, while Cary-Grove, Jacobs, McHenry and Prairie Ridge have played well at times, too.

This week’s top games Crystal lake South at Huntley 7 p.m. tuesday The Gators were runners-up in the Jacobs Holiday Classic, where they played some of their better basketball. Huntley is looking for a third consecutive FVC Valley title. Cl Central at Woodstock 7 p.m. Friday Woodstock gets a chance to see how it stacks up against FVC Fox favorite Central. – Joe Stevenson


Huntley boys 2nd at Auburn swim invite noRtHWESt HERalD

ROCKFORD – The Huntley boys swimming team won three relays Monday to take second with 94 points at the Auburn Invitational. John Cazel, Nicholas LoPiccolo and Matthew Haage each swam 50 yards to win the 50-50-50 freestyle sprint relay in 1:12.89. The Red Raiders also won the 200 freestyle relay, with Benjamin Cazel, Bryan Haage, Alvin Wong and Christopher Cazel finishing in 1:39.80. Benjamin Cazel, John Cazel, Aaron Vandy and Jackson Weidner took the 200 medley relay in 1:53.54 for Huntley. Hononegah won the event with 106 points.

GIRls BAskETBAll Prairie Ridge 53, Marengo 31: At Crystal Lake, Maddie Drain led the Wolves (11-6) with 15 points and Sarah LeBeau added 11 in the nonconference win. Jessica Villie led the Indians (5-13) with 10 points.


Huntley 2,978, kaneland 2,728: At Bowl-Hi Lanes in Huntley, three bowlers rolled better than 500 in their series for the Red Raiders. Amy Antczak led Huntley with a 536 series and a high game of 216, Megan Sass had a 535 and Sarah Coplin added a 507.

BOys BOWlING McHenry 3,035, Huntley 2,549: At Raymond’s Bowl in

Johnsburg, Thomas Reinhardt led the Warriors’ victory with a 614 series and a high game of 235. Beau Rehner led Huntley with a 536 series. Bartlett 2,841, Woodstock co-op 2,635: At Streamwood Bowl, Ezra Vosburgh led Woodstock co-op with a 635 series and a 212 high game.


keith Country day 48, Faith lutheran 42: At Rockford, the Saints (3-14) lost in a nonconference game. • Andrew Hansen contributed to this report.

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RG3 may have torn ACL by JoSEPH WHItE

The Associated Press

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Packers running back DuJuan Harris spins as he tries to avoid being tackled by the Vikings’ Harrison Smith on Saturday in Green bay, Wis. Harris has helped the Packers’ running game.


A real keeper

Little RB Harris comes up big for Packers by NaNCY arMoUr The Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. – DuJuan Harris wasn’t much of a car salesman. Didn’t sell a single one, in fact, in the week he was working at a ChryslerJeep-Dodge dealership in Jacksonville, Fla. “I came close a few times,” he said. “I don’t want to say I was nervous, but people would ask me about the cars and I didn’t know much about it. I was just like, ‘Man, I’m not going to sell the cars.’ ” That’s OK. As the Green Bay Packers have discovered – and the rest of the NFL is quickly learning – the pintsized running back is far better suited for a job in the NFL. Elevated from the practice squad Dec. 1, Harris’ speed, elusiveness and surprising power have helped give the Packers the consistent run game they’ve been trying to find all season. And after catching a team-high five passes Saturday night, Harris also gives Aaron Rodgers yet another option in what was already the NFC’s deepest receiving game. The Packers (12-5) play at San Francisco (11-4-1) on Saturday in an NFC divisional game. “He’s kind of a Transformer,” Rodgers said last week.

“There’s more than meets the eye with DuJuan. He’s a very tough guy. He’s got great athleticism, agility; he makes some great jump cuts. ... He’s done some nice things for us. “You have to give him a lot of credit,” Rodgers added. “He’s learned the offense the last few weeks and studied, obviously, and the package for him is just going to continue to grow.” Signed by Jacksonville last season as an undrafted free agent out of Troy, Harris spent most of 2011 on the Jaguars’ practice squad. He played his way onto the active roster by the end of the season, running for 42 yards on nine carries in Jacksonville’s last five games. After the Jaguars cut Harris at the end of training camp, he was picked up by Pittsburgh. But he was with the Steelers only four days before being cut again, and he went back to Jacksonville to wait for his next opportunity. “I was just working out, staying in shape and pretty much just chilling,” Harris said. As the weeks passed and his phone stayed noticeably silent, Harris decided he needed to do something else. A friend had connections at a Mercedes-Benz dealership, and got Harris an interview. It was clear immediately that wasn’t going to be a good

fit. “They asked me if I would consider cutting my hair,” said Harris, whose dreadlocks reach all the way to the middle of his back. “I was like, ‘No, I know my career in football is not done.’ ” Another friend put him in touch with the Chrysler-JeepDodge dealership, which has hired a few other NFL players. When they told Harris they needed him to take a drug test, he laughed. “I was like, ‘Really, I have to go take a [urine] test? I’m clean. I don’t smoke or none of that. I’m clean. I’ve got to be clean to do workouts for the NFL,’ ” Harris said. “But to get a job in the real world, you have to do all of that other stuff. So, I did it.” He put on a shirt and tie every day, too. “I was never used to coming to work in a shirt and tie unless it’s for game day,” he said. “I enjoyed it.” After a week, though, Harris got a call from the Packers. He was signed to the practice squad Oct. 24. “I felt like it was a test of my faith and I kept faith. When I got signed, I knew it was time to stay,” he said. “I had to come in and get to work and do whatever I had to stay.” By the end of his first week in Green Bay, the Packers knew they had a keeper.


Bills’ Marrone finds comfort zone the aSSoCIatED PrESS

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – It’s been such a whirlwind of a week for Doug Marrone – from a bowl game at Yankee Stadium to NFL interviews in Arizona – that it was difficult for the Buffalo Bills new coach to get his bearings Monday. All that mattered was that he ended up in the state of New York, a place where the Bronx-born Marrone has always felt at home: Be it playing and then coaching at Syracuse, and now getting his first NFL head-coaching shot in Buffalo. “I had some opportunities to make a choice, and I’ve chosen to be here,” Marrone said, shortly after being introduced as the 16th coach in the Bills’ 53-year history. “You have to be at the place where you’re most comfortable, and I’m most comfortable here in western New York.” Capped by a 38-14 win over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28, Marrone went 25-25 in four seasons at Syracuse. He was credited for reviving a program that had gone 26-57 in its previous seven seasons. In Buffalo, the 48-year-old Marrone takes over a week after Chan Gailey was fired

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Doug Marrone speaks Monday in orchard Park, N.Y., after being introduced as the buffalo bills’ new head coach. after three consecutive losing seasons. Marrone becomes the Bills’ fifth coach in 12 years, and inherits a franchise that newly promoted team president Russ Brandon described as having a “tarnished” reputation. “We wanted to identify top talent to lead this organization to where all of our fans and stakeholders deserve to be, and that’s back to a championship contender,” Brandon said. “And we believe we just did that.”

Seattle loses DE Clemons:

At Renton, Wash, solving 29 years of road futility in the playoffs came with a downside for the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that defensive end Chris Clemons suffered a torn ACL and torn meniscus in his left knee and will be lost for the rest of the playoffs. Clemons was injured in the third quarter of Sunday’s 24-14 win over Washington, the Seahawks’ first postseason road win since Dec. 31, 1983. Clemons was hurt when it appeared his cleat got stuck in the turf at FedEx Field. An MRI on Monday confirmed the injury. He will need surgery. 49ers kickers compete: At Santa Clara, Calif., David Akers and Billy Cundiff were taking their competition to be San Francisco’s playoff kicker to Candlestick Park on Monday. Coach Jim Harbaugh said there’s a “good chance” both kickers will be on the roster for Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, though he didn’t specify whether each would be among the 46 active players but did say “that’s conceivable.” Harbaugh indicated one of the two has already earned a lead for the job but wouldn’t say who it is.

ASHBURN, Va. – It doesn’t sound good for Robert Griffin III. An injury that sidelines RG3 well into next season is a very real possibility – or at least it seemed that way Monday after coach Mike Shanahan described the results of tests on the rookie’s right knee. Shanahan said the results are prompting the team to send Griffin to Florida today to see renowned orthopedist James Andrews for more examinations, essentially a second opinion that will decide the team’s fate for the 2013 season. “There is a concern,” Shanahan said. “That’s why he’s going to see him.” Griffin tore his ACL while playing for Baylor in 2009, and Shanahan said that old injury caused Griffin’s latest MRI to prove inconclusive and produce “differences of opinion” in those who have looked at it. “They want to take another look and have a physical exam with him,” Shanahan said, “to make sure they’re not looking at old injuries.” A torn ACL typically requires a rehabilitation period of nine to 12 months, although some players don’t return to full health until their second season after the injury. On the other hand, one of this season’s most remarkable stories was Adrian Peterson, who returned about eight months after tearing an ACL and nearly broke the NFL’s single-season rushing record. Notably, Shanahan referenced Peterson on Monday, pointing out that the Minnesota Vikings back had the big season without the benefit of an offseason practice program.

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redskins quarterback robert Griffin III lies on the ground Sunday after injuring his knee against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter of their NFC wild-card playoff game in landover, Md. the redskins fear Griffin suffered a torn aCl. It could be a possible scenario for Griffin. Shanahan was grilled about his handling of Griffin’s injury. Already playing with a heavy black brace in his third game since spraining a lateral collateral ligament, Griffin hurt the knee again when he fell awkwardly while throwing a pass in the first quarter of Sunday’s 24-14 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Griffin stayed in the game, but he was far from his usual self, clearly favoring the knee and unable to run with the world-class speed that helped define his play early in the season. Then, in the fourth quarter with the Redskins trailing by seven, the knee buckled the wrong way when Griffin tried to field a bad shotgun snap. The Seahawks recovered the fumble deep in Washington territory, setting up a short field goal that helped put the game out of reach. Griffin was done for the evening. Shanahan said he thought he made the “right decisions”

to keep Griffin in the game and that it would be “crazy” to think he would purposely sacrifice Griffin’s career to win a game. He said he did not talk to team doctors initially after Griffin was hurt in the first quarter, instead relying on Griffin’s word. “I went up to Robert. I said, ‘You OK?’ ” Shanahan said. “And he said, ‘I’m fine.’ ” Griffin also was feeling the criticism for not taking himself out. He did not appear in the locker room during the two hours it was open to reporters Monday morning and instead made his public statements via Twitter. “Many may question, criticize & think they have all the right answers. But few have been in the line of fire in battle. ... I thank God for perspective and because of that I appreciate the support from everyone. I also appreciate the criticism. ... When adversity strikes you respond in one of two ways. ... You step aside and give in. ... Or you step up and fight,” Griffin tweeted.


OC Arians remains in hospital the aSSoCIatED PrESS

INDIANAPOLIS – Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians remained in a Baltimore hospital Monday, a day after he was missed the team’s playoff loss to the Ravens. On Twitter, team owner Jim Irsay wrote that Arians was feeling better and that the team hoped Arians could return home later Monday. “Every test that they ran on Bruce, and obviously they put him through a battery of tests, A to Z as they would do any of us, all have been negative,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “So he’s doing well. Whatever he’s dealing with,

they would have let him come home early this morning, but whatever he’s dealing with affected his blood pressure and they’re not going to release him until they get the blood pressure under control, which they will.” bruce arians Arians was admitted to a Baltimore hospital Sunday with an undisclosed illness, leaving quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen to call the plays in the 24-9 season-ending loss to the Ravens. The Colts want him back in the locker room and yet

they think he’s done enough to warrant being an NFL head coach. It’s a delicate balancing act for the Colts, who have given permission to at least two teams, the Bears and Philadelphia Eagles, to speak with Arians about their coaching vacancies. There has been speculation that Cleveland and San Diego are interested in Arians, too. Teams seeking a younger, more image-conscious coach may not be interested in Arians, 60, who has a penchant for telling it like it is and in a folksy way. His only previous head-coaching experience came during a six-year stint at Temple in the 1980s.


Northwest Herald / PREPS giRlS baSkEtball hUNTLEY 66, DUNDEE-cRoWN 33

DUNDEE-CROWN (33) Bartelt 1 2-2 4, Lococo 1 0-0 2, Barker 1 0-0 3, Cavallaro 2 0-0 5, Weichmann 3 0-0 7, Michalski 5 2-2 12. Totals: 13 4-4 33 HUNTLEY (66) Kaniewski 2 0-0 5, Prerost 1 0-0 2, Barreto 3 0-0 6, Ream 1 3-3 5, Siwuda 1 2-3 4, Brock 1 0-0 2, Zornow 3 0-0 7, S. Andrews 8 2-2 19, Zobott 1 0-0 2, A. Andrews 6 2-3 14. Totals: 27 9-11 66

Dundee-Crown Huntley

2 12 2 17 - 33 28 10 14 14 - 66

Three-point goals: Dundee-Crown 3 (Barker 1, Cavallaro 1, Weichmann 1), Huntley 3 (Kaniewski 1, Zornow 1, S. Andrews 1). Total fouls: Dundee-Crown 12, Huntley 8.


MARENGO (31) Hoeske 2 0-2 5, Villie 2 6-8 10, Tremmel 1 3-3 5, Tautges 0 1-2 1, Velasquez 1 0-0 2, Marsh 0 1-2 1, Hammortree 0 2-3 2, Carlson 1 1-2 3, Williams 0 2-2 2. Totals: 7 16-23 31 PRAIRIE RIDGE (53) LeBeau 3 2-2 11, Green 0 0-2 0, Manarik 0 0-2 0, Hoyland 1 0-0 2, Klendworth 1 0-0 2, Jamieson 1 0-0 2, Neckopulos 2 0-0 4, Gerstbrein 2 0-0 6, Bear 2 1-2 5, Aldridge 3 0-0 6, Drain 7 1-1 15. Totals: 22 4-9 53

Marengo Prairie Ridge

5 10 4 12 - 31 9 16 22 6 - 53

Three-point goals: Marengo 1 (Hoeske 1), Prairie Ridge 5 (LeBeau 3, Gerstbrein 2). Total fouls: Marengo 8, Prairie Ridge 19.

bOYS bOwling mchENRY 3,035 hUNTLEY 2,549

Huntley: Gutko 163-159 322, Anzalone 150-183-192 525, Gardner 159-173-188 520, Szekeres 149-148 297, Manczko 158-191 349, Rehner 172-187-177 536, Smallwood 162-145-177 536. Total: 793849-907 2,549 McHenry Totals: 953-991-1,091 3,039

bARTLETT 2,841 WooDsTock co-oP 2,635

Woodstock Co-op: Myer 172-171 343, Busch 166-191 357, Stasinopoulos 200138-171 509, Vosburgh 212-252-171 635, Luna 184-159 343, Rowan 160-131-157 448. Totals: 922-884-829 2,635

giRlS bOwling hUNTLEY 2,978 kANELAND 2,728

Huntley: Coplin 188-151-168 507, Walsh 155-150-145 450, Antczak 165-155216 536, O’Neill 116-181-155 452, Tendrel 139-184-175 498, Sass 179-194-162 535. Totals: 942-1,015-1,021 2,978 Kaneland: Charhut 141-136-154 431, Eckert 124-165-125 414, Salerno 146-140-133 436, Crews 169-205-171 545, Wojciehowski 174-164-189 527, Strayve 137-121-134 392. Totals: 891-931-906 2,728


Team scores: 1. Hononegah 106, 2. Huntley 94, 3. Auburn 72, 4. Plattville/ Lancaster (Wis.) 54, 4. Rockford Christian 54, 6. Harlem 52, 7. Belvidere 48, 8. Rockford East 37, 9. Glenbard North 31, 10. Boylan 16, 11. Jefferson 9.

400-yard medley relay: 1. Hononegah 3:49.18, 2. Huntley (B. Haage, Cazel, Czarnecki, M. Haage) 3:57.66, 3. Auburn 4:00.3, 4. Rockford Christian 4:07.69, 5. Glenbard North 4:20.99, 6. Belvidere 4:25.75, 7. Rockford East 4:30.02, 8. Harlem 4:39.57, 9. Boylan 4:56.37 200 medley: 1. Huntley (B. Cazel, J. Cazel, A. Vandy, Weidner) 1:53.54, 2. Belvidere 2:10.59, 3. Harlem 2:14.14, 4. Auburn 2:15.78, 5. Rockford East 2:16.43, 6. Rockford Christian 2:17.27, 7. Boylan 2:38.83 100+50 relay: 1. Plattville 4:05.01, 2. Hononegah 4:12.97, 3. Harlem 4:17.15, 4. Belvidere 4:20.31, 5. Huntley (J. Vandy, A. Vandy, Weidner) 4:23.55, 6. Auburn 4:25.05, 7. Jefferson 4:25.39, 8. Glenbard North 4:27.48, 9. Rockford Christian 4:59.51, 10. Rockford East 5:18.03 400 IM relay: 1. Hononegah 3:55.75, 2. Huntley (Czarnecki, Wong, B. Haage, C. Cazel) 4:06.50, 3. Auburn 4:14.85, 4. Rockford East 4:40.14, 5. Rockford Christian 4:41.98, 6. Harlem 5:00.01, 7. Boylan 5:02.32, 8. Belvidere 5:20.27 150 free sprint relay: 1. Huntley (J. Cazel, LoPiccolo, M. Haage) 1:12.89, 2. Glenbard North 1:13.35, 3. Plattville 1:15.29, 4. Rockford East 1:17.56, 5. Hononegah 1:17.58, 6. Rockford Christian 1:19.29, 7. Jefferson 1:21.38, 8. Auburn 1:21.63, 9. Belvidere 1:23.54, 10. Harlem 1:36.14, 11. Boylan 1:47.24 200 free relay: 1. Huntley (B. Cazel, B. Haage, Wong, C. Cazel) 1:39.80, 2. Hononegah 1:39.94, 3. Harlem 1:44.39, 4. Auburn 1:46.25, 5. Belvidere 1:50.97, 6. Plattville 1:51.38, 7. Boylan 1:52.52, 8. Rockford East 1:53.56, 9. Rockford Christian 1:55.31 150 fly sprint relay: 1. Rockford Christian 1:17.80, 2. Auburn 1:23.02, 3. Huntley 1:23.58, 4. Plattville 1:24.42, 5. Hononegah 1:27.83, 6. Rockford East 1:28.87, 7. Harlem 1:31.40, 8. Jefferson 1:33.97, 9. Boylan 1:34.02, 10. Belvidere 1:35.12 600 free relay: 1. Hononegah 5:19.72, 2. Huntley (M. Haage, LoPiccolo, J. Cazel) 5:40.66, 3. Plattville 5:42.50, 4. Glenbard North 5:49.41, 5. Harlem 6:00.07, 6. Belvidere 6:06.75, 7. Auburn 6:16.77, 8. Rockford Christian 6:26.29, 9. Rockford East 6:32.84, 10. Boylan 7:24.41 300 free relay: 1. Hononegah 2:47.73, 2. Auburn 2:48.84, 3. Glenbard North 2:49.25, 4. Huntley (Weidner, A. Vandy,

B. Cazel) 2:53.80, 5. Plattville 3:18.08, 6. Belvidere 3:18.41, 7. Rockford Christian 3:21.29, 8. Boylan 3:26.86, 9. Rockford East 3:36.92, 10. Harlem 3:46.74, 11. Jefferson 3:58.78 300 back relay: 1. Hononegah 2:55.81, 2. Rockford Christian 3:05.61, 3. Huntley (J. Vandy, LoPiccolo, B. Cazel) 3:20.68, 4. Auburn 3:22.50, 5. Plattville 3:24.89, 6. Rockford East 3:42.33, 7. Harlem 4:43.19, 8. Belvidere 3:43.63, 9. Boylan 4:34.57 300 breast relay: 1. Hononegah 3:21.18, 2. Huntley (B. Haage, J. Cazel, C. Cazel) 3:23.45, 3. Auburn 3:46.56, 4. Harlem 3:53.19, 5. Plattville 3:54.83, 6. Rockford Christian 4:00.88, 7. Belvidere 4:01.04, 8. Boylan 4:02.55, 9. Rockford East 5:06.56 500 free crescendo relay: 1. Hononegah 4:27.35, 2. Auburn 4:40.10, 3. Huntley (LoPiccolo, Wong, M. Haage, Czarnecki) 4:43.05, 4. Rockford Christian 4:44.00, 5. Plattville 4:47.47, 6. Rockford East 5:06.44, 7. Glenbard North 5:10.91, 8. Belvidere 5:14.31, 9. Jefferson 5:40.91, 10. Harlem 5:48.98, 11. Boylan 6:03.20

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Boys basketball: Woodstock at Grayslake Central, McHenry at Jacobs, Crystal Lake South at Huntley, Crystal Lake Central at Woodstock North, Prairie Ridge at Dundee-Crown, Harvard at Kirkland Hiawatha, Johnsburg at Grayslake North, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Aurora Central Catholic at Marian Central, 6:30 p.m.; Kirkland Hiawatha at Harvard, RichmondBurton at Marengo, 7 p.m. Wrestling: Marian Central at Belvidere North Tri, 5 p.m. Boys bowling: Huntley at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m. Girls bowling: Dundee-Crown at Jacobs, Huntley at McHenry, Oregon at Marengo, Johnsburg at Grayslake North, Grayslake Central at Woodstock, 4:30 p.m.


Boys basketball: Marengo at North Boone, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Cary-Grove at Dundee-Crown, CL South at Jacobs, Prairie Ridge at McHenry, CL Central at Johnsburg, Hampshire at Woodstock North, 7 p.m. Wrestling: Johnsburg at Marian Central, 5 p.m.; Woodstock at AldenHebron, 6 p.m. Boys swimming: Huntley at Jacobs/ Dundee-Crown, 4:30 p.m.; Woodstock Co-op at DeKalb, 5 p.m. Boys bowling: Marengo at Johnsburg, Woodstock at Huntley, 4:30 p.m. Girls bowling: Belvidere at Marengo, 4:15 p.m. Fencing: Marian Central at New Trier, 4 p.m.


Girls basketball: Christian Life at Alden-Hebron, 7 p.m.; Marian Central at Immaculate Conception, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling: CL South at Jacobs, 5:30 p.m.; Prairie Ridge at McHenry, CL Central at Johnsburg, Hampshire at Woodstock North, Cary-Grove at DundeeCrown, 6:30 p.m. Boys swimming: Huntley at McHenry, 4:30 p.m.; Woodstock Co-op, Sterling at Harlem, 5 p.m. Girls bowling: Dundee-Crown at Huntley, McHenry at Johnsburg, Jacobs at Woodstock, 4:30 p.m.


Boys basketball: Montini at Marian Central, Woodstock North at Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central at Woodstock, CaryGrove at Crystal Lake South, Huntley at Prairie Ridge, Dundee-Crown at McHenry, Harvard at Rockford Christian, Hampshire at Grayslake Central, Richmond-Burton at Genoa-Kingston, Montini at Marian Central, 7 p.m.; Alden-Hebron at Christian Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Alden-Hebron at Christian Liberty, 6 p.m.; Marengo at North Boone, Rockford Christian at Richmond-Burton, 7 p.m. Wrestling: Huntley at Jacobs, 5:30 p.m.; Woodstock at Cary-Grove, 6:30 p.m.; Burlington Central at Harvard, 7 p.m. Boys bowling: Bartlett at Marengo, Woodstock at Libertyville, 4:30 p.m. Girls bowling: Woodstock at Wheeling, 4:30 p.m.


Boys basketball: Marengo at Burlington Central, Marian Central at Harlem, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Grayslake North at CL Central, Woodstock at Hampshire, Wheaton Academy at Marian Central, 2:30 p.m.; Jacobs at Prairie Ridge, 3:30 p.m.; Johnsburg at Rockford Auburn, 6 p.m.; Dundee-Crown at CL South, Cary-Grove at Huntley, Alden-Hebron at Harvard, Woodstock North at Grayslake Central, 7 p.m. Wrestling: Richmond-Burton at Round Lake, Marian Central at Kaneland, 9 a.m.; Cary-Grove at Palatine Mega Duals, 9:30 a.m.; Huntley at Warren Duals, 9 a.m.; McHenry at Batavia Invitational, 9:30 a.m.; Marengo, CL South at Round Lake Quad, 9 a.m.; Prairie Ridge at Oak Lawn Quadrangular, 10 a.m.; CL Central at Sandburg Quad, 10 a.m.; Johnsburg, Harvard at Winnebago Quad, Dundee-Crown Quad, 10 a.m. Boys swimming: Woodstock Co-op, McHenry, Cary-Grove at Jefferson Relays, 11 a.m.; Dundee-Crown at St. Charles East Invite, 1 p.m. Boys bowling: Marengo at Lake Zurich Invitational, 9 a.m. Girls bowling: Woodstock, Marengo at IMSA Invitational, 8:30 a.m.; McHenry, Huntley at Jacobs Quad, 9 a.m. Cheerleading: Woodstock at Grayslake North Invitational, 1 p.m. Gymnastics: Prairie Ridge at Neuqua Valley Invitational, 1 p.m. Fencing: Marian Central at University High, 9 a.m.

COMMunitY laCROSSE LAcRossE AcADEmY Huntley High School varsity lacrosse coach Phil Ryan will offer academy-style lacrosse training to players of all ability levels on Sunday, Jan. 13 in Huntley. The academy will be held in the Union Special building on Route 47 in Huntley, next to Powell’s Car Wash. The facility features a turfed surface which is ideal for indoor training. No cleats are allowed on the turf. Participants should enter through the door underneath the large Union Special sign. The fee for participation is $75, and a helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves and stick are required for participation. Ryan has coached lacrosse for more than 20 years with experience at the high school college and professional levels. He has won two Illinois State High School Championships and was named Illinois High School Lacrosse Coach of the Year twice. The lacrosse academy is available to players of all ability levels, from beginners to highly experienced players. Training and drills will be scaled to each player’s ability level to ensure maximum skill growth during the session. The focus will be on the fundamentals of stick work and footwork, and training will progress to advanced skills for appropriate levels. The Jan. 13 academy will be broken down into the following age groups: Grades 2-5: Noon-1 p.m. (limit of 20 players) Grades 6-8: 1-2 p.m. (limit of 15 players) Grades 9-11 (JV level): 2-3 p.m. (limit of 15 players) Grades 10-12 (Varsity level): 3-4 p.m. (limit of 15 players)

baSEball FREE WINTER bAsEbALL cLINIcs Free Baseball Training Clinics compliments of Crystal Lake Baseball started Jan. 6. You must be registered for the Crystal Lake Baseball 2013 Spring In House season in order to take advantage of these free clinics. No other baseball program in McHenry county offers such value for it’s members. To register for the 2013 season, visit: or come check us out and register at the clinic. Clinics will be held at CLB’s private 10,000 sq ft indoor baseball facility called “The Nest” located at 8601-B Pyott Road in Lake in the Hills, IL. 60156 (1 block south of LITH airport) Clinics are held every Sunday starting

January 6th through March 10th (no clinic - February 24th) Single A Division (4-6 year olds) from 9:00am - 9:45am Double A Division (7-8 year olds) from 9:45am - 10:45am Triple A Division (9-10 year olds) from 10:45am – 12:00pm Majors Division (11-12 year olds) from 10:45am – 12:00pm Register before January 12, 2013 and receive an earlybird discount. After this date, normal member rates apply. For more information visit www. or email Rob Neumeyer at

Running mARch mADNEss RAcE The Hillstriders Running Club are taking entries online for its March Madness Half Marathon race on March 17. The race starts and finishes at Cary-Grove High School. The entry fee is $40. Runners will receive a hoody commemorating the 35th running of the race and all runners who complete the race will receive finishing medals. For anyone who does not get in on Dec. 31, there will be 20 first come-first served VIP entries available on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. Entries will be sold at The Running Depot in Crystal Lake for $125. The course is considered one of the most challenging half marathon courses in northern Illinois. Splits will be given at each of the odd-numbered mile markers. Water and PowerBar Performance drink will be provided at the 2 1/2-mile intervals and at the finish line. Power Bar Gels will be distributed at the 7-mile mark. Money raised from the race will go toward the Hillstriders scholarships awarded to five local high school runners this spring.

hOCkEY YELLoWjAckETs To hosT EVENTs The Crystal Lake Yellowjackets are hosting a free event Feb. 16 at the Crystal Ice House (320 E. Prairie in Crystal Lake). The event is open to girls age 4 to 9 who would like to try hockey. Go to or call 815-356-8500 for information.





EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Bulls 19 13 .594 Indiana 20 14 .588 Milwaukee 16 16 .500 Detroit 13 23 .361 Cleveland 8 28 .222 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 23 11 .676 Brooklyn 19 15 .559 Boston 17 17 .500 Philadelphia 15 20 .429 Toronto 12 22 .353 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 23 9 .719 Atlanta 20 12 .625 Orlando 12 21 .364 Charlotte 9 24 .273 Washington 5 28 .152 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 27 10 .730 Memphis 21 10 .677 Houston 20 14 .588 Dallas 13 22 .371 New Orleans 9 25 .265 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 26 8 .765 Denver 20 16 .556 Portland 18 15 .545 Utah 18 18 .500 Minnesota 15 15 .500 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 27 8 .771 Golden State 22 11 .667 L.A. Lakers 15 18 .455 Sacramento 13 21 .382 Phoenix 12 23 .343

GB — — 3 8 13 GB — 4 6 8½ 11 GB — 3 11½ 14½ 18½ GB — 3 5½ 13 16½ GB — 7 7½ 9 9 GB — 4 11 13½ 15

Monday’s Games Bulls 118, Cleveland 92 Washington 101, Oklahoma City 99 Boston 102, New York 96 New Orleans 95, San Antonio 88 Utah 100, Dallas 94 Orlando at Portland (n) Memphis at Sacramento (n) Today’s Games Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.

CLEVELAND (92) Gee 2-7 3-4 8, Thompson 6-12 2-2 14, Zeller 2-8 2-4 6, Irving 4-11 5-6 15, Miles 5-11 1-1 15, Waiters 6-11 6-6 18, Jones 2-3 0-0 4, Livingston 2-4 0-0 4, Casspi 2-5 0-0 4, Leuer 2-4 0-0 4, Pargo 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-78 19-23 92. CHICAGO (118) Deng 7-12 3-3 19, Boozer 8-16 8-8 24, Noah 5-13 1-1 11, Hinrich 2-4 0-0 6, Hamilton 3-7 2-4 8, Robinson 5-8 1-1 14, T.Gibson 8-9 2-3 18, Belinelli 5-8 2-2 15, Butler 1-2 1-2 3, Mohammed 0-2 0-0 0, Teague 0-0 0-0 0, Cook 0-1 0-0 0, Radmanovic 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-82 20-24 118. Cleveland Chicago

30 20 22 20 — 92 22 31 35 30 —118

Three-Point Goals-Cleveland 7-14 (Miles 4-7, Irving 2-2, Gee 1-2, Casspi 0-1, Waiters 0-1, Leuer 0-1), Chicago 10-14 (Belinelli 3-4, Robinson 3-4, Deng 2-2, Hinrich 2-3, Cook 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Cleveland 36 (Thompson 8), Chicago 55 (Boozer, Noah 11). Assists-Cleveland 19 (Irving 6), Chicago 34 (Robinson, Deng 7). Total Fouls-Cleveland 24, Chicago 21. TechnicalsHamilton. A-21,355 (20,917).

MEn’S COllEgE AP ToP 25 PoLL The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: 1. Duke (62) 2. Michigan (3) 3. Louisville 4. Arizona 5. Indiana 6. Kansas 7. Syracuse 8. Minnesota 9. Gonzaga 10. Missouri 11. Florida 12. Illinois 13. Creighton 14. Butler 15. Ohio St. 16. San Diego St. 17. Notre Dame 18. Kansas St. 19. Georgetown 20. NC State 21. Cincinnati 22. Michigan St. 23. Wichita St. 24. UNLV 25. New Mexico

Record 14-0 15-0 13-1 14-0 13-1 12-1 14-1 14-1 15-1 11-2 10-2 14-2 14-1 12-2 11-3 12-2 13-1 12-2 10-2 12-2 13-2 12-3 14-1 13-2 13-2

Pts Prv 1,622 1 1,553 2 1,447 4 1,442 3 1,381 5 1,322 6 1,211 7 1,121 9 1,064 10 1,006 12 922 13 881 11 789 16 761 17 710 8 591 19 547 21 472 25 441 15 438 23 375 14 267 18 135 — 113 — 102 20

Others receiving votes: VCU 94, Wyoming 87, Oklahoma St. 64, Marquette 41, UCLA 41, Maryland 29, Kentucky 27, Temple 13, Oregon 11, North Carolina 4, Pittsburgh 1.

AP ToP 25 FARED Monday 1. Duke (14-0) did not play. Next: vs. Clemson, Today. 2. Michigan (15-0) did not play. Next: vs. Nebraska, Wednesday. 3. Louisville (13-1) did not play. Next: at Seton Hall, Wednesday. 4. Arizona (14-0) did not play. Next: at Oregon, Thursday. 5. Indiana (14-1) beat Penn State 74-51. Next: vs. No. 8 Minnesota, Saturday. 6. Kansas (12-1) did not play. Next: vs. Iowa State, Wednesday. 7. Syracuse (14-1) did not play. Next: at Providence, Wednesday. 8. Minnesota (14-1) did not play. Next: at No. 12 Illinois, Wednesday. 9. Gonzaga (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. Saint Mary’s (Cal), Thursday. 10. Missouri (11-2) did not play. Next: vs. Alabama, Today. 11. Florida (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. Georgia, Wednesday. 12. Illinois (14-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 8 Minnesota, Wednesday. 13. Creighton (14-1) did not play. Next: vs. Drake, Today. 14. Butler (12-2) did not play. Next: at Saint Joseph’s, Wednesday. 15. Ohio State (11-3) did not play. Next: at Purdue, Today. 16. San Diego State (12-2) did not play. Next: at Fresno State, Wednesday. 17. Notre Dame (14-1) beat No. 21 Cincinnati 66-60. Next: vs. UConn, Saturday. 18. Kansas State (12-2) did not play. Next: at West Virginia, Saturday. 19. Georgetown (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. Pittsburgh, Today. 20. N.C. State (12-2) did not play. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Wednesday. 21. Cincinnati (13-3) lost to No. 17 Notre Dame 66-60. Next: at Rutgers, Saturday. 22. Michigan State (12-3) did not play. Next: at Iowa, Thursday. 23. Wichita State (14-1) did not play. Next: vs. Southern Illinois, Wednesday. 24. UNLV (13-2) did not play. Next: at No. 25 New Mexico, Wednesday. 25. New Mexico (13-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 24 UNLV, Wednesday.

wOMEn’S COllEgE AP ToP 25 PoLL The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: 1. Baylor (32) 2. Notre Dame (2) 3. UConn (2) 4. Duke (4) 5. Stanford 6. Kentucky 7. California 8. Penn St. 9. Tennessee 10. Maryland 11. North Carolina 12. Purdue 13. Georgia 14. UCLA 15. Louisville 16. Oklahoma 17. Kansas 18. Florida St. 18. South Carolina 20. Texas A&M 21. Oklahoma St. 22. Dayton 23. Colorado 24. Miami 25. Iowa St.

Record 12-1 12-1 12-1 13-0 13-1 13-1 12-1 12-2 11-3 10-3 15-1 13-2 13-2 11-2 12-3 12-2 11-2 12-2 13-2 12-4 10-2 12-1 11-2 12-2 11-1

Pts 984 945 907 903 860 791 747 706 667 596 581 537 506 451 411 388 264 255 255 241 229 225 121 115 91

Prv 2 5 1 3 4 6 7 9 12 8 15 14 10 16 11 17 21 19 18 24 13 22 20 — —

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 74, Vanderbilt 59, Michigan 25, Syracuse 22, Arkansas 14, DePaul 7, Michigan St. 7, UTEP 6, Illinois 4, Villanova 3, Texas Tech 2, Wyoming 1.




Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore at Denver, 3:30 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay at San Francisco, 7 p.m. (FOX) Sunday, Jan. 13 Seattle at Atlanta, Noon (FOX) Houston at New England, 3:30 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 AFC, TBA (CBS) NFC, TBA (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 6 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5 p.m. (CBS)

COllEgE Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Arizona 49, Nevada 48 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Utah State 41, Toledo 15 Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego BYU 23, San Diego State 6 Friday, Dec. 21 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. UCF 38, Ball State 17 Saturday, Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Carolina 34 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Boise State 28, Washington 26 Monday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU 43, Fresno State 10 Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Cent. Michigan 24, Western Kentucky 21 Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Washington San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Baylor 49, UCLA 26 Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14 Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10, OT Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31 Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice 33, Air Force 14 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State 62, Navy 28 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas 31, Oregon State 27 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State 17, TCU 16 Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt 38, N.C. State 24 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech 21, Southern Cal 7 Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Clemson 25, LSU 24 Tuesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Georgia 45, Nebraska 31 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina 33, Michigan 28 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14 Orange Bowl At Miami Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10 Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Louisville 33, Florida 23 Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Oregon 35, Kansas State 17 Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13 Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Mississippi 38, Pittsburgh 17 Sunday, Jan. 6 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State 17, Kent State 13 Today BCS National Championship At Miami Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14

bcs chAmPIoNshIP WINNERs Jan. 7, 2013 — Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14 Jan. 9, 2012 — Alabama 21, LSU 0 Jan. 10, 2011 — Auburn 22, Oregon 19 Jan. 7, 2010 — Alabama 37, Texas 21 Jan. 8, 2009 — Florida 24, Oklahoma 14 Jan. 7, 2008 — LSU 38, Ohio State 24 Jan. 8, 2007 — Florida 41, Ohio State 14 BCS Championship Games Jan. 4, 2006 Rose Bowl — Texas 41, Southern Cal-x 38 Jan. 1, 2005 Orange Bowl — Southern Cal-x 55, Oklahoma 19 Jan. 4, 2004 Sugar Bowl — LSU 21, Oklahoma 14 Jan. 3, 2003 Fiesta Bowl — Ohio St. 31, Miami 24, 2OT Jan. 3, 2002 Rose Bowl — Miami 37, Nebraska 14 Jan. 3, 2001 Orange Bowl — Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2 Jan. 4, 2000 Sugar Bowl — Florida St. 46, Virginia Tech 29 Jan. 4, 1999 Fiesta Bowl — Tennessee 23, Florida State 16 x-participation vacated


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6 p.m.: DePaul at Connecticut, WCUU, AM-670 8 p.m.: Ohio St. at Purdue, ESPN

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baSEball Mlb REmAININg FREE AgENTs AMERICAN LEAGUE WHITE SOX (4) — Brian Bruney, rhp; Orlando Hudson, 2b; Francisco Liriano, lhp; Dewayne Wise, of. BALTIMORE (5) — Bill Hall, of; Nick Johnson, dh; Joe Saunders, lhp; Jim Thome, dh; Randy Wolf, lhp. BOSTON (4) — Aaron Cook, rhp; Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp; Vicente Padilla, rhp; Scott Podsednik, of. CLEVELAND (3) — Travis Hafner, dh; Casey Kotchman, 1b; Grady Sizemore, of. DETROIT (2) — Jose Valverde, rhp; Delmon Young, of-dh. HOUSTON (1) — Chris Snyder, c. LOS ANGELES (2) — LaTroy Hawkins, rhp; Jason Isringhausen, rhp. MINNESOTA (2) — Matt Capps, rhp; Carl Pavano, rhp. NEW YORK (4) — Pedro Feliciano, lhp; Freddy Garcia, rhp; Derek Lowe, rhp; x-Rafael Soriano, rhp. OAKLAND (1) — Brandon Inge, 3b. SEATTLE (2) — Kevin Millwood, rhp; Miguel Olivo, c. TAMPA BAY (3) — Kyle Farnsworth, rhp; J.P. Howell, lhp; Luke Scott, dh. TEXAS (4) — x-Mark Lowe, rhp; Mike Napoli, c; Roy Oswalt, rhp; Yoshinori Tateyama, rhp. TORONTO (4) — Kelly Johnson, 2b; Brandon Lyon, rhp; Carlos Villanueva, rhp; Omar Vizquel, 2b. NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (3) — Henry Blanco, c; Matt Lindstrom, rhp; Takashi Saito, rhp. ATLANTA (8) — Jeff Baker, of; Miguel Batista, rhp; x-Michael Bourn, of; Matt Diaz, of; Chad Durbin, rhp; Chipper Jones, 3b; Lyle Overbay, 1b; Ben Sheets, rhp. CINCINNATI (2) — Miguel Cairo, 1b; Scott Rolen, 3b. COLORADO (2) — Jason Giambi, 1b; Jonathan Sanchez, lhp. LOS ANGELES (6) — Bobby Abreu, of; Todd Coffey, rhp; Adam Kennedy, inf; Juan Rivera, of-1b; Matt Treanor, c; Jamey Wright, rhp. MIAMI (5) — Chad Gaudin, rhp; Austin Kearns, of; Carlos Lee, 1b; Juan Oviedo, rhp; Carlos Zambrano, rhp. MILWAUKEE (3) — Alex Gonzalez, ss; Shaun Marcum, rhp; Francisco Rodriguez, rhp. NEW YORK (6) — Ronny Cedeno, inf; Scott Hairston, of; Ramon Ramirez, rhp; Jon Rauch, rhp; Kelly Shoppach, c; Chris Young, rhp. PHILADELPHIA (2) — Jose Contreras, rhp; Brian Schneider, c. PITTSBURGH (2) — Rod Barajas, c; Chad Qualls, rhp. ST. LOUIS (2) — Brian Fuentes, lhp; x-Kyle Lohse, rhp. SAN FRANCISCO (5) — Aubrey Huff, 1b; Guillermo Mota, rhp; Brad Penny, rhp; Freddy Sanchez, 2b; Ryan Theriot, 2b. WASHINGTON (3) — Mark DeRosa, of; x-Adam LaRoche, 1b; Chien-Ming Wang, rhp.

FREE AgENT sIgNINgs AMERICAN LEAGUE WHITE SOX (1) — Signed Jeff Keppinger, 3b, Tampa Bay, to a $12 million, three-year contract. BALTIMORE (1) — Re-signed Nate McLouth, of, to a $2 million, one-year contract. BOSTON (7) — Re-signed David Ortiz, dh, to a $26 million, two-year contract; signed David Ross, c, Atlanta, to a $6.2 million, two-year contract; signed Jonny Gomes, of, Oakland, to a $10 million, twoyear contract; signed Shane Victorino, of, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $39 million, three-year contract; signed Koji Uehara, rhp, to a $4.25 million, one-year contract; signed Ryan Dempster, rhp, Texas, to a $26.5 million, two-year contract; signed Stephen Drew, ss, Oakland, to a $9.5 million, one-year contract. CLEVELAND (2) — Signed Nick Swisher, of, New York Yankees, to a $56 million, four-year contract; signed Brett Myers, rhp, Chicago White Sox, to a $7 million, one-year contract. DETROIT (2) — Signed Torii Hunter, of, Los Angeles Angels, to a $26 million, twoyear contract; re-signed Anibal Sanchez, rhp, to an $80 million, five-year contract. HOUSTON (1) — Signed Carlos Pena, 1b, to a $2.9 million, one-year contract. KANSAS CITY (4) — Re-signed Jeremy Guthrie, rhp, to a $25 million, three-year contract; signed George Sherrill, lhp, Seattle, to a minor league contract; signed Xavier Nady, of, San Francisco, to a minor league contract; signed Endy Chavez, of, Baltimore, to a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES (4) — Signed Ryan Madson, rhp, Cincinnati, to a $3.5 million, one-year contract; signed Joe Blanton, rhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $15 million, two-year contract; signed Sean Burnett, lhp, Washington, to an $8 million, two-year contract; signed Josh Hamilton, of, Texas, to a $125 million, five-year contract. MINNESOTA (1) — Signed Kevin Correia, rhp, Pittsburgh, to a $10 million, two-year contract. NEW YORK (5) — Re-signed Hiroki Kuroda, rhp, to a $15 million, one-year contract; re-signed Andy Pettitte, lhp, to a $12 million, one-year contract; re-signed Mariano Rivera, rhp, to a $10 million, one-year contract; signed Kevin Youkilis, 3b, Chicago White Sox, to a $12 million, one-year contract; re-signed Ichiro Suzuki, of, to a $13 million, twoyear contract. OAKLAND (1) — Re-signed Bartolo Colon, rhp, to a $3 million, one-year contract. SEATTLE (2) — Re-signed Oliver Perez, lhp, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; signed Raul Ibanez, of, New York Yankees, to a $2.75 million, one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY (3) — Re-signed Joel Peralta, rhp, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed James Loney, 1b, Boston, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed Roberto Hernandez, rhp, Cleveland, to a $3.25 million, one-year contract. TEXAS (5) — Re-signed Colby Lewis, rhp, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed Joakim Soria, rhp, Texas, to an $8 million, two-year contract; signed A.J. Pierzynski, c, Chicago White Sox, to a $7.5 million, one-year contract; signed Jason Frasor, rhp, Toronto, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; signed Lance Berkman, 1b, St. Louis, to a $10 million, one-year contract. TORONTO (2) — Signed Maicer Izturis, inf, Los Angeles Angels, to a $10 million, three-year contract; signed Melky Cabrera, of, San Francisco, to a $16 million, two-year contract. NATIONAL LEAGUE CUBS (5) — Signed Scott Baker, rhp, Minnesota, to a $5.5 million, one-year contract; signed Dioner Navarro, c, Cincinnati, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract; re-signed Shawn Camp, rhp, to a $1.35 million, one-year contract; signed Scott Feldman, rhp, Texas, to a $6 million, one-year contract; signed Edwin Jackson, rhp, Washington, to a $52 million, fouryear contract. ARIZONA (4) — Signed Eric Hinske, 1b, Atlanta, to a $1.35 million, one-year contract; signed Eric Chavez, 3b, New York Yankees, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed Brandon McCarthy, rhp, Oakland, to a $15.5 million, two-year contract; signed Cody Ross, of, Boston, to a $26 million, three-year contract. ATLANTA (3) — Signed Gerald Laird, c, Detroit, to a $3 million, two-year contract; signed B.J. Upton, of, Tampa Bay, to a $75.25 million, five-year contract; re-signed Reed Johnson, of, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract. CINCINNATI (2) — Re-signed Jonathan Broxton, rhp, to a $21 million, three-year contract; re-signed Ryan Ludwick, of, to a $15 million, two-year contract. COLORADO (1) — Re-signed Jeff Francis, lhp, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. LOS ANGELES (2) — Re-signed Brandon League, rhp, to a $22.5 million, three-year contract; signed Zack Greinke, rhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $147 million, three-year contract. MIAMI (2) — Signed Juan Pierre, of, Philadelphia, to a $1.6 million, one-year contract; signed Placido Polanco, 3b, Philadelphia, to a $2.75 million, one-year contract. MILWAUKEE (1) — Signed Mike Gonzalez, lhp, Washington, to a $2.25 million, one-year contract. NEW YORK (1) — Re-signed Tim Byrdak, lhp, to a minor league contract ($1 million). PHILADELPHIA (1) — Signed Mike Adams, rhp, Texas, to a $12 million, twoyear contract. PITTSBURGH (2) — Signed Russell Martin, c, New York Yankees, to a $17 million, two-year contract; re-signed Jason Grilli, rhp, to a $6.75 million, twoyear contract. ST. LOUIS (2) — Signed Randy Choate, lhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $7.5 million, three-year contract; signed Ty Wigginton, inf, Philadelphia, to a $5 million, two-year contract. SAN DIEGO (1) — Re-signed Jason Marquis, rhp, to a $3 million, one-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO (3) — Re-signed Jeremy Affeldt, lhp, to an $18 million, three-year contract; re-signed Angel Pagan, of, to a $40 million, four-year contract; re-signed Marco Scutaro, inf, to a $20 million, three-year contract. WASHINGTON (2) — Re-signed Zach Duke, lhp, to a $700,000, one-year contract; signed Dan Haren, rhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $13 million, one-year contract. JAPAN CENTRAL LEAGUE YOMIURI (1) — Signed Jose Lopez, ss, White Sox, to a one-year contract. JAPAN PACIFIC LEAGUE RAKUTEN (1) — Signed Andruw Jones, of, New York Yankees, to a $3.5 million, one-year contract.

Mlb Baseball Calendar Wednesday — Hall of Fame voting announced. Wednesday-Thursday — Owners meeting, Paradise Valley, Ariz. Jan. 15 — Salary arbitration filing. Jan. 18 — Salary arbitration figures exchanged. Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix. Feb. 12 — Mandatory reporting date for players participating in the World Baseball Classic in Asia. Mandatory reporting date for all other pitchers and catchers participating in the WBC. Voluntary reporting date for pitchers and catchers not participating in the WBC. Feb. 15 — Mandatory reporting date for WBC players not participating in Asia. Voluntary reporting date for position players not participating in the WBC. Feb. 20 — Mandatory reporting date for players not participating in the WBC. March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players. March 2-19 — World Baseball Classic.

gOlf Pga tOuR ToURNAmENT oF chAmPIoNs Monday At Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course) Kapalua, Hawaii Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,452; Par: 73 Second Round Dustin Johnson 69-66—135 Steve Stricker 71-67—138 Bubba Watson 70-69—139 Keegan Bradley 71-69—140 Brandt Snedeker 70-70—140 Tommy Gainey 72-69—141 Carl Pettersson 70-72—142 Nick Watney 69-73—142 Scott Piercy 72-71—143

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Webb Simpson Rickie Fowler John Huh Johnson Wagner Matt Kuchar Ian Poulter Mark Wilson J.J. Henry Jonas Blixt Scott Stallings Ben Curtis Charlie Beljan Zach Johnson Bill Haas Jason Dufner Ryan Moore Hunter Mahan Marc Leishman Ted Potter, Jr. George McNeill Kyle Stanley

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hOCkEY ahl WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L OL SL Pts GF Grand Rapids 20 10 1 2 43 103 Milwaukee 17 13 2 2 38 92 Rockford 17 16 1 1 36 106 Wolves 15 12 3 2 35 86 Peoria 14 17 2 2 32 81 North Division W L OL SL Pts GF Toronto 21 9 1 2 45 115 Abbotsford 17 10 3 4 41 80 Lake Erie 18 15 2 1 39 111 Rochester 17 13 2 1 37 111 Hamilton 12 18 1 3 28 74 South Division W L OL SL Pts GF Charlotte 20 11 2 3 45 109 Texas 19 11 3 2 43 92 Houston 18 11 3 3 42 104 Oklahoma City 18 13 1 3 40 115 San Antonio 15 18 0 4 34 94 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OL SL Pts GF Portland 20 12 1 1 42 100 Worcester 18 12 1 2 39 88

Providence Manchester St. John’s GA 88 97 105 92 112 GA 83 74 114 104 109 GA 94 92 97 108 104 GA 99 93

17 13 0 2 36 16 15 2 2 36 15 19 1 1 32 East Division W L OL SL Pts Syracuse 22 7 2 3 49 Binghamton 21 8 1 2 45 Hershey 16 16 1 1 34 W-B/Scranton 15 16 2 1 33 Norfolk 14 17 2 0 30 Northeast Division W L OL SL Pts Springfield 19 9 2 3 43 Bridgeport 17 14 1 2 37 Albany 13 11 1 6 33 Connecticut 15 17 3 0 33 Adirondack 14 17 1 1 30

79 88 94 92 86 105 GF 122 104 87 83 83

GA 91 80 85 90 100

GF 109 106 78 95 79

GA 79 106 80 109 96

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Hershey at Bridgeport, 6 p.m. Worcester at Portland, 6 p.m. Toronto at Hamilton, 6:30 p.m.

glantz-CulvER linE NFL Playoffs Saturday FAVORITE TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Denver 9 (45½) Baltimore at San Francisco 3 (45) Green Bay Sunday at Atlanta 2½ (46) Seattle at New England 9½ (48½) Houston NCAA Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at UConn 9½ DePaul at Drexel 5½ Northeastern at Duke 20 Clemson at Missouri 10 Alabama Baylor 10½ at Texas Tech at Creighton 20 Drake Illinois St. 7½ at Missouri St. at Georgetown 2 Pittsburgh Ohio St. 7½ at Purdue Niagara 5 at Brown at Wofford 12 Appalachian St. FAVORITE Miami Brooklyn at Minnesota at Milwaukee at Houston

NBA LINE 4 1½ 1 6 5

UNDERDOG at Indiana at Philadelphia Atlanta Phoenix L.A. Lakers

tRanSaCtiOnS PROS BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Named Craig Lefferts pitching coach, Lloyd Turner hitting coach and Toshi Nagahara trainer of Vermont (NYP) and Carlos Chavez pitching coach of the Arizona League A’s. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Promoted Carlos Rodriguez to director, Latin American scouting; Carlos Alfonso to special assistant, international operations; Fred Repke and Jeff McAvoy to special assignment scouts; and Jake Wilson to Western regional supervisor. Named Bobby Heck special assignment scout, Chuck Ricci national crosschecker, Josh Arhart and Ronnie Merrill area supervisors, Jack Cressend amateur pitching consultant and Mike Brown and Kevin Ibach pro scouts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Gary Allenson manager and Richie Hebner hitting coach of New Hampshire (EL), Bobby Meacham manager and Stubby Clapp hitting coach of Dunedin (FSL), Tim Leiper minor league senior advisor, Tim Raines minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator and Mike Barnett minor league hitting coordinator. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Mike Gonzalez on a oneyear contract. Designated RHP Arcenio Leon for assignment. NEW YORK METS — Named Randy St. Claire pitching coach of Las Vegas (PCL). American Association AMARILLO SOX — Acquired 1B Joe Weik, OF Jason Martin, RHP Matt Larkins and RHP Tommy Hoenshell from San Angelo (United) for future considerations. EL PASO DIABLOS — Traded RHP Drew Bailey to Southern Illinois (Frontier) for a player to be named. WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed INF Ryan Khoury, INF CJ Ziegler and RHP Josh Dew. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed RHP Richard Barrett to a contract extension. JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed OF Andrew Brauer to a contract extension. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Traded RHP Jason Sullivan to Gateway for RHP Alex Kaminsky. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Named Chris Arago hitting coach and Vinnie Ganz assistant coach. Signed INF Romulo Ruiz. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed OF Jeff Harkensee, INF Gary Mayberry and INF Miles Walding. Central League (Japan) YOMIURI GIANTS — Signed INF Jose Lopez to a one-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Named Jason Cahilly exectuve vice president, strategy and chief financial officer. Suspended Boston G Rajon Rondo one gamefor making contact with a game official and failure to cooperate with a league investigation. Fined Atlanta general manager Danny Ferry $15,000 for inappropriate interaction with the game officials after a game. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Recalled F Jon Leuer from Canton (NBADL). INDIANA PACERS — Signed coach Frank Vogel to a contract extension and F Dominic McGuire to a 10-day contract. Released F Sam Young. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS — Signed G Donald Sloan to a 10-day contract. WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Waived G Shelvin Mack. FOOTBALL National Football League BEARS — Signed QB Matt Blanchard and WR Terrence Toliver to reserve/future contracts. BUFFALO BILLS — Named Doug Marrone coach. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed OL Justin Anderson, QB Chandler Harnish, CB Marshay Green, TE Dominique Jones, LB Shawn Loiseau, RB Davin Meggett and LB Monte Simmons to reserve/future contracts. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed DT Chase Baker, RB Joe Banyard, TE LaMark Brown, DB Bobby Felder, TE Chase Ford, G Tyler Holmes, T Kevin Murphy and WR Chris Summers to reserve/future contracts. Arena Football League AFL — Assigned QB Mitch Mustain and T Andreas Vargas to San Jose on one-year contracts. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned D Max Nicastro from Toledo (ECHL) to Grand Rapids (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned G Philipp Grubauer and D Brett Flemming from Reading (ECHL) to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League CONNECTICUT WHALE — F J.T. Miller has been returned from the U.S. National Junior team. HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Recalled D Joe Stejskal and F Daultan Leveille from Wheeling (ECHL). MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Recalled D Anthony Bitetto and F Andre BouvetMorrissette from Cincinnati (ECHL). SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Recalled LW Wade MacLeod from Evansville (ECHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer MONTREAL IMPACT — Named Marco Schallibaum coach.

COllEgE EASTERN MICHIGAN — Named Stan Parrish offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. ELON — Named Micah Posey volunteer assistant baseball coach. FLORIDA — Announced LB Jelani Jenkins will enter the NFL draft. N.C. STATE — Named Bill Nayes director of football operations and Joe McKillip assistant director of football operations. STANFORD — Announced TE Zach Ertz will enter the NFL draft. TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE — Named Ryan Ivey athletic director.


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Irish defense overmatched By tIM rEYNOLDS

The Associated Press

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Alabama coach Nick Saban is doused with Gatorade in the final seconds of the BCS National Championship game against Notre Dame on Monday in Miami Gardens, Fla. Saban won his fourth national title.

Restless soul

‘Big Nick’ Saban taught son to strive for excellence

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – At some point, this much success should have brought joy, or at the very least, a deep sense of satisfaction. It’s only made Nick Saban chase each win more relentlessly than the last. If nothing else, it will be interesting to see him try to top this one. Alabama’s Crimson Tide slipped on the BCS crown for the third time in the last four years Monday night, crushing Notre Dame 42-14 and almost as impressively, forcing a wide grin from its sometimes dour and always serious coach. Small wonder. The win was Saban’s fourth national championship, which left him tied with Notre Dame’s Frank Leahy for second on The Associated Press’ alltime list, and behind only Paul “Bear” Bryant, the most famed of his predecessors at Alabama. “I’m satisfied with this team because of what they accomplished,” Saban said afterward. But he has a rule that celebrations are cut short after 48 hours – and despite the biggest of wins – a rule is a rule. “Two days from now,” Saban said without a hint of humor, “we got to start on next year.” The weekend before the championship, more than a few people wondered whether Saban might finally open up, the way Urban Meyer did while still coaching at Florida a while back, the way some of his peers have when their legacy, like Saban’s, was secured. Saban did – just not the way most expected. He began with a story about inheriting his uncompromising work ethic from a father that he and everyone else in their tucked-away corner of West Virginia always called “Big Nick.” “There was a bum that used to come to my dad’s service station early in the morning because he’d give him free coffee and doughnuts,” Saban said. “We had had a tough game the night before, I don’t remember whether it was basketball game, a football game or whatever. The guy was giving me a hard time and I sort of sassed him. I was 17 years old. I got the strap right on the spot. “It was the right thing,” he added

VIEWS Jim Litke quickly. “I needed to learn a lesson. I was disrespectful to an older person, regardless of the situation.” Saban rarely comes off as a man who speaks from the heart. More often, he sounds like someone cobbling together bits and pieces culled from a shelf’s worth of books on motivational speaking, which Saban, not surprisingly, has turned into a lucrative sideline. Maybe that’s what made that story he told about his father seem even more revealing when the subject came up a day later. This time, the lesson was not about respect, but about always striving for “a standard of excellence, a perfection.” Saban recalled being 11 years old, already working at that same service station by then. His responsibilities ran the gamut from pumping gas and collecting the cash to checking the oil and tires, and finally, washing the cars. “I hated the navy blue and black cars, because when you wiped them off, the streaks were hard to get out. And if there were any streaks when he came,” Saban paused, referring to “Big Nick” again, “you had to do it over.” Sports is not the only place where the father-son dynamic ignites a spark of ambition that grows and grows until it becomes a consuming flame. And there are men like Saban atop every profession. They clamber up the ladder without regard for consequences, treating each job like an audition for the next one. His story is instructive that way. Saban played defensive back at Kent State, despite standing only 5-foot-6, and the determination he showed won him a job as a graduate assistant there in 1972. Next came a half-dozen more stops as an assistant – including a season with the NFL’s Houston Oilers – before Saban landed his first head-coaching job at Toledo in 1990. He brought the school a Mid-American Conference title in his only season there, bailing out to become

defensive coordinator with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns under then-coach Bill Belichick. In the ensuing 15 years, Saban burned through three more jobs, each one good enough to be considered a “destination” among his peers – first Michigan State, then LSU, where he won his first national title, and finally with the Miami Dolphins. Instead of feeling like he’d arrived, Saban remained restless in a way the rest of us are not. After two years, including his first losing season as a head coach, he flat-out denied he was leaving for the vacant job at Alabama – and then lit out for Tuscaloosa three weeks later. That was 2007, and Saban is still there six seasons later, longer than his tenure lasted anywhere else. He’s been so successful he not only owns the town and the state; he’s even won over the fans and alumni who used to insist no coach deserved the Crimson Tide job without a connection to Bryant. Some of the most stubborn have made that connection themselves now, mentioning Saban in the same sentence with Bryant, and adding the “D-word (dynasty)” at the end that was once reserved for Bryant as well. For his part, Saban has sunk roots in Tuscaloosa, even relocating the “Nick’s Kids Fund” charity he and wife Terry set up more than a decade ago. It’s actually named for “Big Nick,” the blue-collar taskmaster and former Pop Warner League coach who taught his son never to take on a job unless he intended to do it right. Judged by winning percentage, he’s certainly done right by nearly every team that hired him. The only remorse he feels is not having figured it out in time to tell “Big Nick” thanks. “Probably when I was a senior in college, that’s probably when I realized it. And my first year of graduate school was when he passed away. I never really ever told him,” Saban said, “which I regret.” • Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at and follow him at

All we can do is imagine what might have been • MUSICK Continued from page C1

Imagine how much fun a hard-fought game could have been between the sport’s Nos. 1 and 2 teams. Imagine Notre Dame trailing by a point or two and lining up for a potential game-winning drive. At this point, all we can do is imagine. Those who despise the Irish will have plenty of chances to take their shots in the coming days. They were outplayed and outcoached in every phase of the game – except punting, maybe. But admit it: Even if you hate Notre Dame, you’d prefer that they matter. No team in college football is more polarizing. The Irish are like a political party or a favorite brand of toothpaste (wait, you don’t get fired up about toothpaste?). College football fans tend to love the Irish or hate the Irish with no space in between. Yet after the mid-1990s, it became harder to love (or hate) a so-so Irish team. Apathy crept in.

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly argues a call during the first half against Alabama on Monday. For nearly 20 years, Notre Dame watched at home like the rest of us while teams mostly from the southeast and the west coast battled for championships. The most recent team from the Midwest to win a title was the 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes – it now has been a decade and counting. Before kickoff Monday, I

reflected on my first and only trip to see Notre Dame play. It was 1995, less than two years after Notre Dame’s narrow loss in the NCAA championship game. The Irish were hosting Navy as part of the schools’ storied rivalry. Before kickoff, the stadium’s public-address announcer told us the wind-chill factor:

7 degrees. Everyone in the stands went crazy. Then again, they were crazy. The next three-plus hours were mostly a blur. Players crunched into each other. The band blasted the fight song. Students raised each other in the air for push-ups after every Irish touchdown. In the second half, Notre Dame quarterback Ron Powlus broke his arm. The Irish won without him. Everybody went home happy. That memory is almost two decades old. Against Alabama, the Irish had an opportunity to play like champions once again. This wasn’t a Knute Rockne speech in black and white or an old VHS game tape starring Tony Rice and Tim Brown. This was Notre Dame football in the 21st century. This was Manti Te’o on your 1080p LCD screen. And they blew it. Big time. • Write to Northwest Herald sportswriter Tom Musick at

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Manti Te’o stood perfectly still as he took a long look at one of the giant video screens in Sun Life Stadium, studying the replay of an Alabama touchdown. It was a pose that Notre Dame repeated way, way too often in Monday’s BCS title game. Te’o – widely considered the nation’s top defensive player this season – was a nonfactor early in the national championship game, and that foreshadowed how the rest of the night went for the Fighting Irish. Overmatched from the opening possession, Notre Dame allowed season highs in points and yardage, simply unable to stop the Crimson Tide. Final score: Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14. And yes, it was that onesided of a game, one that even had Irish coach Brian Kelly cracking a joke at his own expense in a televised halftime interview. “All Alabama,” Kelly said at the time. “I mean, we can’t tackle them right now. And who knows why? They’re big and physical – I guess I do know why.” Anyone who was watching knew why. The lowlights were stacked high by the time this game was over. Te’o missed a couple of tackles early, something he hardly ever did this season. By halftime, when it was 28-0, the Irish had already given up more points than they had in any game this season, the previous high being 26 in a tripleovertime win over Pittsburgh. The most yards Notre Dame gave up this season was 379; Alabama cracked the 500 mark early in the fourth quarter. Maybe the play that will be most replayed of all was the

one where Eddie Lacy essentially tackled Danny Spond. The significance? Well, Lacy was the Alabama ballcarrier at the time, holding the football with one arm and sending Spond – one of Notre Dame’s top linebackers – sprawling with the other as he rumbled past for an extra yard or two. Bigger, stronger, faster. By night’s end, it couldn’t be argued that the Crimson Tide held all those titles. It’s why Alabama will fly home today with its third national title trophy from the last four seasons, no longer a budding dynasty – but an established one. Notre Dame arrived at the title game on the cusp of what would have been a fantasy scenario, that of being unranked at the start of the season and the undisputed champions at the end of the campaign. After one play, it looked as if it might happen when Lacy was stopped after a 1-yard gain, wrapped up just over the line of scrimmage. One play later, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron connected with Kevin Norwood for 29 yards, placing a pass between two Notre Dame defenders. Such was the theme the rest of the night. Even when Notre Dame had its moments, they didn’t last long. Lacy ran in from 20 yards to cap that first Alabama drive, the Tide stretched the lead to 21-0 after one play of the second quarter, and the outcome was never in doubt. Some of the lower-bowl seats at Sun Life were being resold for as much as $10,000 in the days before the game. The majority of those seats were empty long before the finish, those fans for whatever reason deciding they didn’t need to see yet another Alabama coronation.

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Alabama’s Eddie Lacy runs past Notre Dame’s Manti te’o during the first half of the BCS National Championship game Monday.

Alabama’s Lacy runs for 140 yards in rout • BCS tItLE Continued from page C1

Lacy finished with 140 yards on 20 carries, coming up with two of his best performances in the two biggest games of the year. He rushed for a careerhigh 181 yards in a thrilling victory over Georgia in the SEC title game, and was nearly as dominant against the Irish. McCarron wasn’t too shabby, either, completing 20 of 28 passes for four touchdowns and 264 yards, adding another dazzling effort on top of his MVP in last year’s title game. You could almost hear television sets around the country flipping to other channels, a hugely anticipated matchup between two of the nation’s most storied programs reduced to nothing more than the second straight BCS blowout for the Crimson Tide. “We’ve had a lot of really great football players who’ve worked really hard,” Saban said. “Because we’ve had a great team, we’ve been able to have a significant amount of success.” Alabama (13-1) scored 69 straight points against its title game opponents, going back to

getting the final 13 against Texas in 2010, followed by a stifling 21-0 victory over LSU for last year’s crown, then scoring the first 35 points on Notre Dame. Saban’s team made the Irish (12-1) look like a squad that would be hard-pressed to finish in the middle of the pack in the mighty Southeastern Conference, which has now won seven straight national titles. The Crimson Tide will likely wrap up its ninth Associated Press national title, breaking a tie with Notre Dame for the most by any school and gaining a measure of redemption for a bitter loss to the Irish almost four decades ago: the epic Sugar Bowl in which Ara Parseghian’s team edged Bear Bryant’s powerhouse 24-23. Bryant won five AP titles during his brilliant career. The way things are going, Saban might just chase him down. The diminutive man with the perpetual scowl has guided Alabama to the top spot in the rankings three times since arriving in Tuscaloosa in 2007, and if he’s serious about finishing his career with the job he has, there seems no reason he can’t win a few more before he’s done with “The Process.”


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Get your best sleep ever Your environment plays an important role in determining if you’re counting sheep or counting Zzzs. From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into an oasis. lighting: Humans were created to be in synch with the sun cycle. For this reason, Kristina Held, assistant professor of interior design at The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University, recommends positioning your bed to the east so you will be able to wake up seeing the sun’s rays peeking in around your curtains. Bedding: “A comfortable mattress enclosed in a hypoallergenic cover protects from dust mites and allergens such as animal dandruff and pollen,” says Held. Try to use natural fiber content for your bedding such as cotton, silk or linen blend. Also try using hypoallergenic pillows to prevent allergies. Held also recommends placing a humidifier in your room during the winter months, and changing your air filters at least once in three months. Furniture and decor: “Don’t use reds, it makes you awake and some say aggressive. Neutral colors, along with blues and greens, evoke calming feelings that we get when we are surrounded by nature,” Held says.

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New ReseaRch

Marijuana’s effect on pain A study by Oxford University’s Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain have found that cannabis, or marijuana, use does not reduce pain, it just makes the pain more bearable. MRI scans were used to examine the brain’s reactions to pain after subjects were given a pill form of THC, the main chemical in marijuana. The scans showed that the part of the brain that interprets pain was not affected by THC. The parts of the brain that are affected deal with emotions, leading scientists to conclude that cannabis “affects people’s emotional state in a way that makes pain less awful.”


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Write a plan for fitness goals Establish fitness goals and write them down. Setting manageable goals and writing down an exercise plan that is realistic and works for your lifestyle will have a positive impact on your overall quality of life and motivate you to keep going. As you check back on your plan each day, it will hold you accountable and make sure that you’re continuing to follow the road that you’ve mapped out for yourself.

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Family Features

Love your heart

Three keys to living a heart-healthy lifestyle By Family FeaTuRes The heart is a remarkable, vital muscle that warrants great care and maintenance. Yet 1 in every 4 deaths is due to heart disease. While there are some inherent risk factors such as aging or family history, poor lifestyle choices are often to blame for the onset of heart disease. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people who most closely followed the diet and lifestyle recommendations of the American Heart Association had a 76 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease, and a 51 percent lower risk of all-cause deaths than those who didn’t follow recommendations as closely. The study also found that only a small number of people follow all or most of the AHA guidelines for heart health. Three changes you can make:

Eat better

One of your best weapons against cardiovascular disease is a healthy diet. Eating a variety of foods that are low in fat, cholesterol and salt but rich in nutrients can help protect your heart. Instead of thinking about a healthy diet in terms of what you can’t eat, think about it in terms of what you can eat. Add more: n Fruits and vegetables – about 4 1/2 cups a day n whole grain foods – at least three 1–ounce servings a day n Fish – at least two 3 1/2–ounce servings a week n Nuts, legumes and seeds – at least four servings a week

Walk the dog after dinner or walk to a neighborhood destination instead of driving. n Do chores – Outdoor chores like gardening, raking leaves and washing the car are good ways to get moving. Cleaning house does it, too. Try turning on some music and dancing while doing chores. You’ll see bigger benefits when you increase the duration, frequency and intensity of your activities. Always talk with your doctor to find out if there are any activities that you should not be doing.

Lose weight

About 25 percent of the cholesterol in your blood comes from the foods you eat. Eating healthy foods low in cholesterol, trans fats and saturated fats, as well as foods that are high in fiber, can help keep cholesterol levels in check. Another way to help control cholesterol levels is by incorporating soy protein into your healthy diet. An extensive body of research has shown that soy–based diets can reduce LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides, and raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). One of the key components in soy’s cholesterol lowering properties is something called lunasin, a naturally occurring soy peptide. Lunasin content in soy–based foods varies by product and by brand. For example, LunaRich soy powder delivers the lunasin equivalent of 25 grams of soy protein. To get that

same amount from other foods, you would need to drink approximately 32 ounces of soy milk, or eat approximately 12 ounces of tofu.

Get moving

According to the AHA, nearly 70 percent of Americans don’t get the physical activity they need. But moderate exercise can help you lose weight, reduce your chances of stroke, diabetes and heart disease complications, lower your blood pressure and prevent other serious medical complications. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity a day, five times per week. Here are some easy ways to get moving: n start walking – Walk just fast enough to get your heart rate up. Try taking brisk, 10–minute walks throughout the day. Park farther away from your destination. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Being overweight is a risk factor for heart disease on its own. Extra weight puts more burden on your heart, lungs, blood vessels and bones. Being overweight increases the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, as well. Losing even 10 pounds can produce a significant reduction in blood pressure. n Talk to your doctor – Find out your body mass index, which is your body weight relative to your height. Find out what your BMI should be, and find out what your calorie intake should be for someone of your age, gender and level of physical activity. n Keep track of what you eat – This will tell you a lot about your eating habits and help you make smart decisions, like controlling portion sizes and choosing nutrient–rich foods. n set reasonable goals – Don’t go for fad diets. Slow and steady weight loss is more likely to stay off, and you’ll be healthier in the long run.

Exercise-plus-nutrition program gets results Last January, in cooperation with Boston Medical Center, the Quincy (Mass.) College Exercise Science/Fitness Research Center initiated a study to examine the effects of a combined exercise and nutrition program on body weight, body composition, waist size and resting blood pressure. The exercise program was based on a study we conducted for essentially the same purpose with the U.S. Air Force. The diet/nutrition plan was designed by Dr. Caroline Apovian, director of weight loss programs at Boston Medical Center, and a national leader in nutrition and health.

Views Wayne L. Westcott A few years ago, we designed a basic and brief exercise program that was carefully compared to the standard conditioning program at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. The standard Air Force fitness plan was 60 minutes of mostly aerobic activity, performed four or five days each week for 12 weeks. Our fitness program was a combination of strength and endurance exercises com-

pleted within a 20-minute circuit training class, three days each week, for 12 weeks. At the conclusion of the study, the participants in our exercise program attained significantly greater improvements than the participants in the standard conditioning program in every assessment area (waist size, 12-minute run, push-ups, sit-ups). Based on these favorable research results, we developed a similar exercise protocol for last year’s slimmingdown and shaping-up study. The general dietary guidelines featured a reasonable caloric restriction (1,200 to 1,500 calories a day for

women; 1,500 to 1,800 calories a day for men), a relatively high protein intake (including after-exercise protein shakes), and a healthy emphasis on vegetable, fruits and water consumption. For this 10-week study, we compared the effects of the exercise program alone and the exercise program plus the nutrition plan. The results clearly demonstrated the additional benefits attained by incorporating Dr. Apovian’s diet/nutrition plan. Although the 44 participants (average age 62) in the exercise-only group made positive changes, the 45 participants (average age 60) in the exercise-plus-

nutrition group achieved significantly greater improvements in almost all of the assessment areas. The exercise-plus-nutrition participants experienced approximately five times as much weight loss (5.5 pounds versus 1.2 pounds), three times as much fat loss (7.1 pounds versus 2.4 pounds) and much better resting blood pressure responses.

• Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., teaches exercise science at Quincy College and consults for the South Shore YMCA in the Boston area. He has written 25 books on physical fitness and strength training.


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Northwest herald / KATIE CRISTOL Virtual worker

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Katie Cristol, 27, an education consultant, works at her home in Arlington, Va. She does much more in her life than work on education reform: She takes classes in Latin dance fitness, yoga and resistance training, and enjoys time with her husband, Steve, and their Sheltie.


generation Millennial women blending lives and career to change what work looks like



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orget what you may think you know about our newest generation of working women. They are not the fretting, overstressed women we’ve been reading about for 20 or 30 years. They are as large or larger in number, bettereducated, ambitious, optimistic and determined to enjoy a more well-rounded life than their mothers’ generations, according to polls from The Washington Post and Pew Research Center. They have high expectations for the quality of their work, moderately high hopes for how much they’ll be paid, and feel confident they can blend work and life, regardless of whether they have children. This is particularly true for those who are college-educated and have grown up in middle- or upper-income families. Katie Cristol, for example, a 27-year-old education consultant in Arlington, Va., says, “I have yet to meet a woman my age who would say, ‘I’ll be perfectly content staying at home raising children.’ We are defined by what we do.” She does much more in her life than work on education reform: She also takes classes in Latin dance fitness, yoga and resistance training, and enjoys time with her husband, Steve, and their Sheltie with the improbable name of Bear. One reason she’s able to do all this is that,

like an increasing number of millennial women, she works from home. In Washington, 9 percent do so full time, slightly more than the national average. These women can talk business in the car while driving to dinner with friends or taking their children to day care. They are changing what work looks like, supported by technology that enhances their abilities to multitask and build, in a short time, professional and personal connections that last for years. These women appear to be buoyed by a stronger belief in their capabilities than many of their mothers enjoyed at their age. “Some people call it a sense of entitlement,” says Betsy Gressler, 50, who supervises a young staff for the Washington office of Blackbaud, an international software supplier for nonprofit organizations. “Sometimes there’s a layer of arrogance there, but mostly it’s a sense of confidence that I didn’t have.” A recent hire is a good example. “Emily,” Gressler says, “knows she can do something even if she doesn’t know how at the moment.” When many of us think of a workday, we envision backing our cars out of the garage between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., reporting to work in an office building, greeting colleagues at nearby desks, gossiping at the water cooler and putting in a few hours at our computers before leaving at 5, the car radio tuned to the latest traffic report. Computer technology has altered this daily scenario, giving workers flexibility their parents never had.

Katie Cristol sees her lawyer husband, Steve Giballa, off to work one fall morning, then sits at the kitchen table in her apartment in a T-shirt and jeans. Spreading cream cheese on a bagel, she’s waiting for two back-to-back phone calls involving five colleagues, all of whom live in different states. Like Cristol, they work for Education First, a virtual consulting firm. Bagel consumed, Cristol steps into an adjoining room that serves as both office and spare bedroom. She sits down at a computer monitor nestled in a black, floor-to-ceiling bookcase and prepares for the first call. She and a company principal will share documents on their screens as they discuss how school districts evaluate student performance. Bear curls up on the floor to her right. Cristol was attracted to Education First when she found out it seeks to help school districts graduate students who meet “common core standards” in English and math, a federal initiative adopted by 46 states so far. She liked that the standards, designed to make students “college- and career-ready,” aim to emphasize depth, not breadth, of knowledge. She started as an analyst and was recently promoted to consultant. Founder Jennifer Vranek, 32 when she launched the company, says the decision to hire people no matter where they lived enabled her and her partners to attract the best. The employees are salaried, are expected to work 40 to 50 hours a week and keep online, daily time sheets. They manage their own schedules, recording them in an online calendar accessible to everyone in the company. They are guaranteed four weeks’ vacation and get comp days. Like Marissa Mayer, president of Yahoo, Vranek realizes that employees will work hard if they can also be involved in the things in their private lives that are important to them. The blurred lines between work and life that are characteristic of this generation can be difficult for their parents to understand and are not always clear to the young women and young men, either. “At first my mom found it hard to believe that I was working for a real organization,” Cristol says. “Mentally I don’t separate the two [life and work]. My job is my passion. I think of it when I get

up in the morning and on the weekends.” To do what she does, she has to be a self-starter, well organized and responsible to a company whose employees she rarely sees. That wouldn’t be attractive for those of us whose enthusiasm is stoked by being around people at work: sharing ideas, getting direction, building alliances, telling jokes, consoling or being consoled, even complaining about the boss and the printer that’s on the fritz. As one father of a millennial says: “They seem happy with a collegiality of one. Just thinking about working that way makes my stomach seize up.” Of course, Cristol is with people most of her workday – on the computer or her smartphone. She may in fact connect with more people in one day than many of us do. “I’m a little overscheduled, but that’s OK. What’s exciting is states coming together. ... Even if it gets wonky, it matters. Kids in Arkansas should be held to the same standards as kids in Massachusetts. My job is my passion. Millennials want to be in a field where we feel passion.”

EMILY GOODSTEIN The warm workplace

Emily Goodstein, Betsy Gressler’s employee, is a 29-year-old “client success manager” for the Charleston, S.C.-based Blackbaud, named by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 best small companies in America in 2010. One recent Monday afternoon, Goodstein took over a medium-size conference room at the sprawling Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Oxon Hill, Md. Her job was to moderate a panel called “Out of the Box – Advocacy Superheroes,” in which nonprofit workers discussed using software to attract and educate donors in tough economic times. This was Goodstein’s first public appearance for Blackbaud. As she encouraged panelists to talk about their online fundraising experiences, she doled out tips to the audience on making websites more donor-friendly. She had asked a friend to tweet updates about the panel and checked her smartphone frequently for tweets and hashtags during her panel and throughout the day. A little over two years ago, Goodstein realized she was getting tired of working at a nonprofit women’s health organization where she had spent four years. As she puts it, “I had lost the Elvis.” A friend posted on Face-

book a job opening at Convio, a computer software firm (bought this year by Blackbaud). Goodstein was intrigued. She had graduated in sociology/human services from George Washington University in 2005 and had a soft spot for nonprofits. She also knew work schedules tended to be more flexible at technology companies. This was important, because she enjoyed several side pursuits: commercial photography, the board of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, her personal blog and collaboration on a cookbook, “Washington, D.C. Chef’s Table.” Gressler had hundreds of job applications, some from people with Ph.Ds, but Goodstein possessed several traits that appealed to her. Goodstein was smart and collaborative. She belonged to a generation whose interest and money nonprofit organizations were eager to capture. Most important for work with nonprofits, she was a person who cared deeply. “I can teach systems and process, but I can’t train someone to care,” Gressler told me one morning at her office. “I wanted Emily even if she only stayed for a short time.” The words “care” and “caring” pop up more frequently in business conversations these days, reflecting, perhaps, the growing number of female leaders such as Gressler and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer. “Motivation comes from working on things we care about,” Sandberg said in a speech to the Harvard Business School in May. “But it also comes from working with people we care about. ... If you want to win hearts and minds, you have to lead with your heart as well as your mind.” To keep her talented staff, Gressler does not make rigid time demands unless necessary. She doesn’t normally get upset when an employee comes in late or has to make a personal appointment. Millennials do their best work in a more mobile environment, Gressler says. They may make a couple of calls to clients before they arrive at the office. They may eat lunch while they’re talking to clients on their smartphones, or have drinks with buddies early in the evening, then return home to do more work. She is proud of them. They work collaboratively and cohesively, she says. But there’s a downside to that cohesiveness: “When they start to go, they’ll all go. That’s the risk you take.”

Visit won’t seem like old times Curvature of penis is likely a sign of disease, won’t go away

Dear Abby: My husband, “Arthur,” and I are planning a trip. One stop will be to see some friends of his, “Mac” and “Annie,” from years back. I am dreading the visit. Last year, Arthur had a heart attack. I called some of our closest friends to let them know he was in the hospital. One couple knew Mac and Annie, and told them about his illness. Mac and Annie then called me and yelled at me for “allowing” my husband to get ill. I hung up, but they called back when I was at the hospital and left another hate-filled message on our answering machine. Not wanting Arthur to get upset, I erased it and never told him. Abby, I don’t want to see these people. I know I’ll be suppressing the urge to slap them both, but I intend to try to be gracious. Should I tell my husband about my last encounter with them, or trust they have enough sense not to bring up the matter? – Dreading The Visit In Texas

Dear Dreading: What exactly is it that you should have done to prevent your husband from having the heart attack – thrown your body over his fork so he couldn’t eat the “wrong” foods, nagged him into quitting smoking or “forced” him to exercise and adopt a different lifestyle? You’re his wife, not his mother.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips

You should ABSOLUTELY tell your husband about those outrageous phone calls. Do not assume folks with such an absence of common sense that they would attack you during a family crisis wouldn’t do something equally inappropriate during the visit. Frankly, I don’t blame you for wanting to avoid them. Your husband should clear the air before either of you see them – if you decide to see them at all. Dear Abby: My husband and I are on an extremely tight budget since I lost my job and he was forced to retire early because of health issues. We have a nice home (paid for) and older vehicles, and we have no complaints about our lifestyle other than being more penny-conscious to cover our basic expenses. We receive numerous wedding invitations from our grown children’s friends, whom we have known and loved since they were all in high school together. Our problem is what to do about a gift for them when we don’t have the money for one. We love to attend the weddings and receptions, but I feel bad about not taking a gift. What’s the right thing to

do? Do we go and not take anything, offer an explanation or decline the invitation? I always send a card, and I don’t want anyone to think we are cheap. My son was married last year, and people were very generous with their gifts, which I really appreciated. We also received six graduation announcements last spring – same issue. I’d really appreciate some advice. – Tightening Our Belts

In Missouri Dear Tightening: When you

receive a wedding invitation from one of your children’s former high school friends, pick up the phone and explain your current circumstances and the fact that they, regrettably, prevent you from attending. That will leave the door open for them to invite you to come anyway. If the invitation is a sincere wish to share their special day with you and not a gift grab, they’ll tell you your presence is all the “gift” they need. However, if they don’t, send a card extending your good wishes. As for the graduation announcements, they should be acknowledged with a nice card and a sweet note of congratulations. You are under no obligation to send a gift.

• Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Dear Dr. K: A few months ago, I noticed that my penis had developed a bend in it. It hurts when I have sex, and it’s embarrassing. Is there a treatment? Dear Reader: What you describe sounds to me like Peyronie’s disease. This condition causes a curvature of the penis. It also can cause pain with erection, and it may interfere with sexual function. The pain often is more of a problem at the beginning of the condition than later. Even if the bend in the penis remains, the pain often resolves. In Peyronie’s disease, inflammation and scar tissue form along the shaft of the penis. No one is certain why this occurs. It may be triggered by repeated mild trauma during sexual intercourse. In some men, it goes away, but in most, it doesn’t. However, when it remains, it doesn’t always interfere with sex or cause other symptoms. It just looks funny. People with Peyronie’s disease may have genes that cause them to form scar tissue more readily. They are more likely than other people to also suffer from a condition called Dupuytren’s contracture, in which scar tissue builds up in the palms of the

ASK DR. K Dr. Anthony Komaroff hands and soles of the feet. You may feel the inflammation and scar tissue as a painful lump or area of unusual firmness. In many men, the scar tissue is not evenly distributed throughout the shaft of the penis. If it is more on one side, as it usually is, the scar tugs on the shaft, causing the penis to bend or shorten. This is because it prevents the penis from expanding normally. Men with Peyronie’s often have difficulty achieving a firm erection. Treatment is available for cases that cause pain and interfere with sexual function. The best results have come from oral pentoxifylline and injections into the scar tissue with one of three drugs: verapamil, interferon alpha-2b and collagenase. Pentoxifylline acts on the immune system to quiet inflammation and the associated formation of scar tissue. Other options include carnitine and vitamin E (sometimes with colchicine), taken by mouth. But these therapies are not usually ef-

fective in men with moderate to severe curvature. High-intensity ultrasound and radiation therapy have been tried, but there is no strong evidence of their effectiveness. Corrective surgery may be an option if your symptoms are very bothersome or disfiguring and persist for more than a year. In a typical procedure, the inflamed or scarred portion of tissue is removed from the penis and replaced with a graft taken from another part of the body. This surgery often works well. However, mild curvature of the penis may remain. In addition, sexual function or shortening of the penis may not improve after surgery. For this reason, surgeons sometimes implant a penile prosthesis during surgery. In some men, a prosthesis alone is enough to straighten the curvature and improve sexual function. If you decide to consider surgery, be sure to discuss all options with your doctor.

• Write to Dr. Komaroff at or Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.


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TODAY - The probability of good material growth in the year ahead will be a bit stronger than usual for you. However, don’t be surprised if you have to make a number of adjustments along the way, to meet your goals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It’s important to be astute regarding touchy situations, because if you’re not, you could easily allow yourself to be dominated by another. Don’t let it happen. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Frivolous social pursuits should not be permitted to interfere with your more serious affairs. Put anything of that sort at the bottom of your agenda until you complete your duties. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- When you are unable to achieve your objectives, don’t look for scapegoats to blame. The fault will easily be traced back to you should you bite off more than you can chew. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If you’re given important information to relay to another, don’t trust it to memory. Your recall might not be as accurate as you think. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It’s important to prevent emotion from dominating your thinking. If you don’t, what you let yourself believe about a financial matter might not be in line with reality. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Do not let a reckless companion inspire you to act in a similar manner. If you should, together you might do something quite foolish and costly that you’ll later regret. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Some big problems could arise if you foist onto co-workers certain jobs that you should be taking care of yourself. Strive to be industrious instead of manipulative. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Normally, you’re a pretty good judge of people, yet your instincts could unexpectedly fail you. Unfortunately, you could place your trust in someone who has no intention of living up to it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Objectives you establish for yourself are likely to be achieved. However, the targets you’re striving to meet will turn out be of little consequence to you or anybody else. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You might not be as mentally sharp as you think. It’s one of those days when you should avoid trying to match wits with anyone who has lots of knowledge and expertise. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Guard against inclinations to count your chickens before they hatch. Be a little optimistic, but, first and foremost, let your common sense prevail. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Try not to let your indifference put you in a position where you have no input in important decisions being made about your life. Others’ thinking could easily work against you.

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CRYSTAL LAKE - $1100 / 2 BED 2 BATH - Condo with 1 car garage. Large 2nd floor unit in great condition. Owner is a licensed real estate agent. Call 224-622-0050.




Must be experienced. Busy auto body shop in McHenry County. Must have own tools. I-CAR certification needed. Excellent benefits. Fax resume to 815-455-9744 Auto


for busy Merlin 200K mile shop. 5 years experience required. Must have own tools to service foreign and domestic vehicles. Crystal Lake. Good benefits, great pay. Call 815-459-3944 or 847-815-3747

Seasonal Position. Full / Part time. Weekends a must! Bilingual a plus. Call Jeff or Charlie to set up appointment. Woodstock Harley-Davidson 815-337-3511

McHenry. 13 yrs experience. 6 wks to school age. License Pending, Special needs experience. Reasonable rates. 815-307-6326

Semi Driver/Mechanic

100% Satisfaction Guar!

needed for Nursery and Contractor in Wonder Lake, IL. Knowledge about CAT and John Deere equipment a plus. Fax resume to Kevin at: 815-578-8993 or email:



NOW FILLING ROUTES AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 7 Day Delivery of Newspapers, Early Mornings

Crystal Lake

Ideal for extra income! Must sign 1 year contract.

Part Time Must know QuickBooks. Real estate property management knowledge is required. Good people skills. Fax resume: 815-759-8992


Experienced & Loving Caregivers Serving McHenry County Hourly & Live-In Assignments Visiting Angels of Crystal Lake 815-479-0312

Call 815-526-4434 Landscape Maintenance Foreman needed for Nursery and Contractor in Wonder Lake, IL. Chemical License a plus. Fax resume to Kevin at: 815-578-8993 or email:

KAS Custom Cleaning

Call 262-723-8300 ext. 8 or email: aschwenk@

LEGAL ASSISTANT Real Estate experience & bilingual skills a plus. Email resume & salary requirement to:

MAINTENANCE POSITION available in the Fox Lake / Lake County Area

Duties include but are not limited to general maintenance in tenant apartments, light electrical and plumbing, carpentry, cleaning painting and outside grounds work. In winter, there are snow removal duties. Pay is based on qualifications. Benefits include vacation and paid holidays but do not offer health care. Please send resumes to or PO Box 703, Platteville, WI 53818 Manufacturing


Part Time, possible Full Time 10PM start. CDL A required. Call 815-477-2150


TEACHER - Requires Bachelors in ECE, P/T, AM. TEACHER ASSISTANT - Requires high school diploma, P/T, AM & PM.

Personal Assistant Part-Time

Apply via email to or in person to: Aptar, 1160 Silver Lake Rd, Cary. EOE M/F/D/V

Retail Part-Time Help Wanted Weekends. We need a self-motivated, cheerful person who is great with customers. Retail cashier and sales exp. req'd. Computer exp. and data entry a plus. See Lisa weekdays 10-2:30 at the Volo Mercantile Mall 27640 W. Volo Village Rd. Volo, IL. 60073

Sun-Thurs, 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Sat & Sun, 8am – 10am. Woodstock Area 815-338-6254


Traveling required. Mechanical ability. Call 815-923-2534

DON'T NEED IT? SELL IT FAST! Northwest Classified Call 800-589-8237

Repaired and Re-Stretched 815-219-2823

Cleaning Lady

Reasonable Rates 815-861-3850 Experienced, compassionate, live in Caregiver. Good cook, good English, medical background, call Lana 773-672-9758

near Chapel Hill Golf Course on the Fox River. Older male dog, blind & deaf. About 20 lbs, no collar. If you have any information at all,

PLEASE CALL: 815-790-3370

WOMEN'S GLASSES - LOST Pair of women's glasses lost either by the Public House in Woodstock Square or by Party City or Bed Bath and Beyond on Shoppers Drive in Johnsburg. Clear plastic prescription lenses with gold temples. $50 reward. Call Paula at 224-500-6674

Island Lake Luxury Apt. Spacious 2BR, 2BA, D/W, W/D, C/A. Approx 1000 sq ft. starting @ $875/mo. 847-526-9228

McHenry -Large 1BR some utilities include $700 and up Broker Owned 815-347-1712

★ RN / LPN ★

All shifts. Pediatric exp. Wknds. McHenry & Kane Co. 815-356-8400 Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

Woodstock Studio $585/mo+sec. Efficiency $550/mo + sec.1-BR $650/mo + sec, all 3 furn'd w/all utils incl. No Pets. 815-509-5876

Dependability and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities quickly and accurately are a must. Job requirements include a high school diploma, minimum typing skills of 40-50 wpm, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Interested candidates may send their resume to: or Apply now at: Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. EOE.

Boat dock and deck, 200 ft of waterfront, 1.5 acre, 2BA, C/A. $1395/mo. 708-296-4476

Crystal Lake Charming Vintage Coach House - Can be Artist Quarters. Large 2 Story Space! 1BR with den, great yard. $825 + all utilities. No dogs. Agent Owned 815-814-3348

Include W/D & Fitness Center 815/363-0322

Fox River Grove Cozy 2-3BR


1 bedroom, heat and water incl. $675/mo, security deposit req. NO PETS. 815-382-6418

Crystal Lake 1BR Walk-up.




No smoking/pets. $795/$810 + sec. 815-893-0059 Crystal Lake Downtown XL 2BR Feels like A House, formal DR. Encl porch, $875 + util, no dogs. Agent Owned 815-814-3348


Laundry on-site, no pets, Sect 8 OK, $690/mo + sec. 847-812-9830


Newly remodeled, c/a, $775 + util. Available now. 815-236-4051


2 bath, full basement, 2 car garage, appliances, no pets/smkg. $975/mo + sec, available Jan 1st. 847-683-1963

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WOODSTOCK Autumnwood Apt.


2BR - $715/mo Elevator Building 815-334-9380

Woodstock Modern Loft Apts 1BR & 2BR ~ Historic Rogers Hall. $700-$825/mo. 815-482-4909

C/A, $850/mo., Sec. 8 OK, NO PETS, 815-351-4120

HARVARD Large home, house privileges, close to train. $400/mo, includes utilities. Call 847-404-7930 Lakemoor. Nice home, quiet subdiv Incl house privileges, utils, private family rm. $500/mo. 847-727-1889 Private entrance, refrig, microwave, incl utils. Non smoker, no pets. $385/mo+sec. 815-482-6404

Cabo San Lucas Playa Grande Resort Suite Available. 2/23-3/1 815-385-5817 MCHENRY/RINGWOOD Office & Warehouse w/14'OH Doors.1800sf $750/mo. 3600sf $1650/mo Zoned I-1/B-3. 815-482-7084

Harvard. 2BR, 1BA. Close to downtown & schools. 1 car garage All appls incl W/D. Available 1/1. $850/mo+utils. 815-338-8176 HEBRON: Very nice 1BR. New paint throughout, new LR rug. Hardwood floors. Full basement, W/D. Garage, asphalt drive. No pets or smoking. $750/mo+sec incl water & sewer. 815-690-5653

Johnsburg. Ranch on a fenced double lot with 3BR, 1BA on crawl space w/1.5 car attchd gar & shed. $1045/mo. Land Management Properties 815-678-4771 MARENGO 4BR, 1BA, 2000SF 5-7 acres, newly remodeled, totally private farmette.1000 sq ft wrap-around deck, heated garage. 2 story building,1300 sq ft heated. $1500/mo. 312-607-6406 MARENGO HOUSE FOR RENT nice 3 BR, garage, appliances, no pets. $975 mo. security dep. and proof of empl. req. 815-404-1158 Marengo, Newer 3BR, 2.5BR, 2 car gar., $1050/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712

McHenry 4BR, 2BA Ranch 2.5 car attached gar, fenced yard, Parkland grade school, W. Campus H.S. New kitchen. Wood floors. 1/2 block from park. $1295/mo. 563-581-2844

McHenry Patriot Estates 1BR, 2BA, $1100. Lrg 2BR, 2.5BA, Bsmt, $1250. Age Restrictions May Apply. Free Health Club Membership. Pet Friendly. 815-363-5919 or 815-363-0322

Incl. all utils + High Speed DSL. $525/mo. 815-790-0240


MCHENRY – LOOK!! Must Sell! 1,500 sf Ind. space with overhead door and Loft Office $114,500. 815-900-1183


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS EVERBANK Plaintiff, -v.JAMEY J. KRUCZEK, LISA M. KRUCZEK Defendants 11 CH 1761 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 13, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on February 20, 2013, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 349 COUNCIL TRAIL, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 Property Index No. 19-28106-066. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $181,725.65. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special tax-

DEKALB HARVARD Autumn Glen Spacious 2 bdrm Apts avail Free extra storage Free heat!! Pets welcome! Rents from: $800.00 1st month free ~or~ Free 55” flat screen TV CALL TODAY! 815-943-6700 M-F: 10am-6pm Sat: By Appt

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WOODSTOCK-1/2BR, quiet, priv, wooded location. Heat, sewer, water, trash incl. W/D on location. No pets. $725. 815-482-1600 Woodstock: 2BR duplex, 1 BA, all appliances, W/D, A/C, 1 car garage $885 + sec., nice neighborhood. 815-482-6616 Don't See What You're Looking For Today? Check Back Tomorrow! Never The Same Paper Twice! Northwest Classified 800-589-8237

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sp nts, or sp es levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Case # 11 CH 1761 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I496634 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 15 and 22, 2013)

Crystal Lake Hurry Last One Left Clean Office Suite. 400 SF.

In quiet neighborhood. Nice yard. Walk to train and parks. Great schools, 2.5 car gar, all appl incl. Pets considered. $1050/mo + sec. Available now! 847-639-0699

HUNTLEY - SINGLE FAMILY HOME 3 BR, 2 bath, remodeled home on large lot, attach garage, shed, fin bsmt, near park, Rt 47 & I-90. $1450/mo + sec. 847-669-0542

$750/mo. New kitchen. Heat and parking incl. 1 mo sec dep, no pets. Agent Owned 773-467-3319

Woodstock 2BR, 1.5 car gar.

Crystal Lake/Burton Bridge

2 bedroom, 1 bath, W/D, A/C. Pets OK with deposit, $1150/mo + security. 815-459-4807

Quiet and clean building with storage, laundry and parking. $800/mo. 847-401-3242

Shaw Media has a full-time opening for a Multi Media Account Executive in the Classified Advertising Department.

The successful candidate will work 37.5 hours per week helping advertisers find everything from lost pets to new customers. You will aggressively prospect new business accounts, sell special sections, and meet monthly sales and cross-sell goals. You will be expected to significantly contribute to the department and financial growth of our company.





Classified advertising has become a diverse, multi media marketing vehicle. As we work to meet our customer's everchanging marketing needs we use digital advertising, social media, search engine marketing, video and print. Do you thrive in a fast-paced, progressive environment, enjoy sales and the rewards of helping customers build their business? If so, consider joining our classified call center sales team.

1.5 Bath, A/C, Stove, Refrigerator, Garage, No Pets. Broker Owned. 847-683-7944 HURRY!!

Crystal Lake. 3BR deluxe ranch. Hardwood flrs, fenced yard. Extra parking. Near Canterbury School. $1365/mo. 815-354-5526


Wonder Lake: Half a house for rent. 1 bed, large living room and kitchen, 1 bath, $550/mo plus utilities. 815-355-0746

McHenry ~ Private Room


Harvard 2+BR, 1.5BA. Fin Bsmnt, 2 Car Gar, New appls. Avail. 1/1. $825/mo + utils. 815-912-2799

Fox River Grove 2BR Unit


Woodstock 2/3BR $790-$975/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712

Crystal Lake 4BR On Fox River $705/mo. 815-363-1208 or 815-353-1203

Rev Anne 847-431-4014 Weddings, Blessings, Memorials, Christenings

With utilities, laundry, balcony. No dogs. Agent owned. 815-814-3348

Northwest Herald Classified 800-589-8237

HUNTLEY - DUPLEX 3 BR 1 BA, attached garage, all appliances. Avail Feb 1. $1,110/mo. 727-726-8782

2 car gar, rural area, $1000/mo. 847-854-6740 ~ Aft 5PM


Wonder Lake/East Side

Wonder Lake: 2/3 BR, new paint & carpet, hardwood floors $790-$975/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712

C/A, fresh paint, lndry, 1 car gar. Walking distance to town. No pets. $750/mo+sec. 815-568-7347 or 815-482-5942

McHenry $199 Move-In Special Large 1BR, from $699. 2BR, 1.5BA from $799. Appl, carpet and laundry. 815-385-2181

Wonder Lake. 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, hrdwd flrs, bsmnt. Giant deck. Near beach, lake access. No pets. $1100/mo. 815-382-5614 or 815-236-9764

815-568-6924 ~ 815-568-5307



Wonder Lake 3BR, 1BA Lovely Lake view, lrg yrd, hrdwd flrs in BR. Lots of storage. $875/mo + sec + background chk. 815-814-2007

2 bedroom with garage. Pets OK, available immediately. 815-459-4144 ~ Lv Msg

Appliances, only Cable/TV furnished, no pets, $825 + sec.

Crystal Lake: spacious 2BR, 1BA, tri level, comp. remod., lrg kitch/ DR, lndry rm, W/D, A/C, close to shopping, no pets/smoking, $1075+sec. 847-736-1424

1 bath, stove, refrig, attached 1 car garage, laundry hook-up. 815-568-6107 Marengo Large 1 & 2 BR most utilities included Broker Owner $650 & UP 815-347-1712

Wauconda. Newly decorated. Adult community. No pets. Units from $645-$795/mo+sec. 847-526-5000 Leave Message.

Marengo 2BR, 2BA TH


Large 1Bedroom. Next to WalMart. Patios/Balconies. 735 sq ft. Lndry in building. Starting at $695/month 847-202-4550

❤Ceremonies of the Heart❤

Live-in companion for active elderly lady in Florida. Must drive to doctor's appts, theater, ocean walks, pool, dining out, etc. Airfare, food, room, etc paid + salary. Refs req. 407-234-8993

Lakemoor. Large 2nd floor condo. $1400/mo+utils. 2BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. All appls, fireplace. 708-209-5240

Prairie Grove/Cobblestone Woods 3BR, 2.5BA TH. $1250 + utilities. Fireplace, 2 car attached garage. 815-378-6208

All positions bilingual preferred. Apply at: 100 N. Benton St, Woodstock. HVAC Subcontractor Needed Please call 815-790-7886

REPAIR TECHNICIAN Industrial Ladder Maintenance Repair


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS EVERBANK Plaintiff, -v.JAMEY J. KRUCZEK, LISA M. KRUCZEK Defendants 11 CH 1761 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 13, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on February 20, 2013, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Lot 19 in Block ''F'' in Lake in the Hills Estates, Unit 10, a Subdivision of part of Section 28, Township 43 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded August 5, 1952 as Document 255945 in Book 11 of Plat, Page 56 and 57, in McHenry County, Illinois Commonly known as 349 COUNCIL TRAIL, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 Property Index No. 19-28106-066. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $181,725.65. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLI-

1(C) NOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Case # 11 CH 1761 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I496634 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 15 and 22, 2013)


STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF McHENRY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Stephanie N. Dooher a/k/a Stephanie N. Freund; Indian Ridge Improvement Association, Incorporated; The Master Property Owners' Association, Inc. for the Wonder Lake, Illinois Area; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 12 CH 02924 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Stephanie N. Dooher a/k/a Stephanie N. Freund Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 11 IN INDIAN RIDGE UNIT NO. 1, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 27, 1939 AS DOCUMENT NO 139953, IN BOOK 9 OF PLATS, PAGE 34, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 7123 N. Oak Street Wonder Lake, IL 60097 and which said Mortgage was made by: Stephanie N. Dooher a/k/a Stephanie N. Freund Nicholas J. Freund executed the mortgage, however this individual is deceased and is not named as a defendant in this lawsuit the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Home State Mortgage Group, Inc., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHenry County, Illinois, as Document No. 2007R005581 re-recorded 2007R0008956; 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, Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court 2200 N. Seminary Woodstock, IL 60098 on or before February 7, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-12-27466 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I495715 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 15 and 22, 2013)


STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF McHENRY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF BILL R. DUENSING, DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BILL R. DUENSING, DECEASED, UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND LIENHOLDERS AGAINST THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF BILL R. DUENSING, DECEASED, STEVEN R. DUENSING AKA STEVEN RANDEL DUENSING, RODNEY GORDON AND, CHASE BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN BANK USA, NA, WILLIAM BUTCHER, as Special Representative of BILL R. DUENSING, deceased and NANCY PIEL, Defendants. 12-CH-1685 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Unknown Heirs and Devisees of Bill R. Duensing, deceased, Unknown Claimants and Lienholders against the Estate of Bill R. Duensing, deceased, and Unknown Claimants and Lienholders against the Unknown Heirs and Devisees of Bill R. Duensing, deceased, Defendants, this case has been commenced in this Court against you and others, asking for foreclosure of the Mortgage held by the Plaintiff on the property located at 1334 Teakwood Ln., Crystal Lake, IL 60014, more particularly described as: Lot 31 in Block 1 in the Subdivision of Block 9 of R.A. Cepek's Crystal Vista, being a Subdivision of part of Section 1, Township 43 North, Range 7 East of the Third Principal Meridian, and of part of Section 36, Township 44 North, Range 7 East of the Third Principal

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Page D6• Tuesday, January 8, 2013 ange incipal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded August 25, 1952 as Document No. 256557, in Book 11 of Plats, Page 60, in McHenry County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 1336-356-031 Commonly known as: 1334 Teakwood Ln., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 The names of the title holders of record are: Heirs and Devisees of Bill R. Duensing, deceased Names of the Mortgagors: Bill R. Duensing Name of the Mortgagee: Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation Date of the Mortgage: March 29, 2004 Date of the recording: April 5, 2004 County where recorded: McHenry County Recording document identification: Document No. 2004R0027205 UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the McHenry County Courthouse, 2200 North Seminary Ave., Woodstock, Illinois on or before February 7, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. CLERK OF THE COURT THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 Telephone: (217) 422 1719 I492086 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 15 and 22, 2013)



ounty Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Court 2200 North Seminary Woodstock, Illinois 60098 on or before February 7, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1213228 I495643 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 15 and 22, 2013)


STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF McHENRY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., S/B/M CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, S/B/M TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION PLAINTIFF VS DORIS KAMRADT; FIRST AMERICAN BANK; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 2976 205 CLEAR SKY TRAIL LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL 60156 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, DORIS KAMRADT; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 19 IN BIG SKY UNIT ONE, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 19 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 1 OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, ALL BEING IN TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 9, 1992 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 92R68060, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 205 CLEAR SKY TRAIL LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL 60156 and which said Mortgage was made by, DORIS KAMRADT; Mortgagor (s), to CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHENRY County, Illinois, as Document No. 03R0144627; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Court 2200 North Seminary Woodstock, Illinois 60098 on or before February 7, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1224199 I495659 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 15 and 22, 2013)



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action, that an action is now pending in this Court as shown above, wherein the Plaintiff seeks to foreclose a mortgage made to FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, successor by merger to CASTLE BANK, N.A., f/k/a FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF MARENGO, with respect to the following described real estate:

your appe in the Office of the Clerk of the Court above stated on or before January 30, 2013, and if you fail to do so or do not otherwise make your appearance on or before said date, this cause may be heard and judgment entered as prayed for in said Complaint without further notice.

Lot 17 in Block 3 in Frank E. Merrill and Co.'s Algonquin Hills Unit No. 1, being a Subdivision of parts of Sections 22 and 27, Township 43 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded June 17, 1926 as Document No. 73664, in Book 5 of Plats, page 57, in McHenry County, Illinois. PIN No. 19-27-209-016

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at my office in Woodstock, Illinois, this 17th day of December, 2012.

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FRANKS, GERKIN & McKENNA, P.C. Our File No. 15020.287 Attorney for Plaintiffs 19333 E. Grant Hwy. PO Bo 5

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y y, located at 2200 NORTH SEMINARY, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098, on or before the February 7, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 Timothy R. Yueill - ARDC #6192172 Greg Elsnic - ARDC #6242847 Marny Joy Abbott - ARDC #6238958 Richard Drezek - ARDC #6301323 Nathan J. Buikema - ARDC #6302969 Brian D. Nevel - ARDC #6309777 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 AA # 12-03849 I495019 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 15 and 22, 2013)

OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 26, 1925 AS DOCUMENT NO. 68367 IN BOOK 5 OF PLATS, PAGE 32, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Tax Number: 18-01-205-012 commonly known as 145 LAKEWOOD AVENUE, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014; and which said Real Estate Mortgage was made by DANIEL J. MURPHY, and recorded in the Office of the McHenry County Recorder as Document Number 1998R0070617; that Summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said named Defendant, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Circuit Court of McHenry County,

Plaintiff(s), vs. DANIEL J. MURPHY, CITY OF CRYSTAL LAKE, NORTH CRYSTAL LAKE PARK BEACH IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 12 CH 2978 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: DANIEL J. MURPHY, NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANTS and UNKNOWN OWNERS, Defendants in the above entitled suit, that said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of McHenry County, Chancery Division, by the said Plaintiff, against you and other Defendants, praying for foreclosure of a certain Real Estate Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 13 IN BLOCK 8 IN NORTH CRYSTAL LAKE PARK BEACH SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF

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Tom Flynn, an author, journalist and novelist, said, “Be sure you positively identify your target before you pull the trigger.” As I mentioned yesterday, defenders should identify their target, the tricks that they need to defeat the contract. Then they should pull the trigger -- play the necessary cards. In this deal, how should West have defended against three spades? He led the heart ace: three, nine, five. He continued with the heart king: six, four, seven. What should he have shot next? South’s jump to three spades was game-invitational, guaranteeing at least a six-card suit. Since East had played high-low in hearts, West knew that South had begun with three hearts. So West could see four tricks: one spade and three hearts. But where was the fifth winner? If West shifted to his club, took the next trick with the spade ace, and gave his partner a heart ruff, perhaps he could receive a club ruff in return. However, from the bidding East could not have two

spades. Instead, West had to gain a trick with the diamond king. But if South had the diamond ace and queen, East had to lead the suit. How could West get East on lead? Right -- he led his heart jack (not the two, which East might have read as a suit-preference signal for clubs, indicating that West was void in that suit). East, thinking that South still had the heart queen, ruffed. And when South played a low heart, East correctly understood his partner’s play. East shifted to the diamond jack -- down one.

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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of ROY C FRENCH, Deceased Case No. 12 PR 345 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of ROY C FRENCH of MC HENRY, IL Letters of office were issued on 12/11/2012 to Representative: LORI WILSON, 2318 MARSALIS

DR, ABILENE, TX 79603-2452 whose attorney is DIAMOND & LE SUEUR, 3431 W ELM STREET, McHENRY, IL 60050. Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 15, 22, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the 2013 regular meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Trout Valley, McHenry County, Illi-

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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS/PROPOSALS McHenry County will accept sealed bids for BID #13-03 ONE (1) CURRENT YEAR MIDSIZE EXTENDED CAB, FOUR WHEEL DRIVE PICKUP due January 23, 2013, at 2:00 PM (CST), in the office of Donald A. Gray, Director of Purchasing, McHenry County Administrative Building- Room 200, 2200 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock, IL 60098. Prospective bidders may obtain bidding documentation at or or by contacting the purchasing department at 815-3344818 All fo th C

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of intent to dispose of abandoned and unclaimed property. BIG STUFF STORAGE, 1401 Industrial Drive, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156, will sell on January 29, 2013, at 12 Noon, the following property: Unit 12 (15 x 40), Property of Jesus Lopez (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8 and 15, 2013)

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of intent to dispose of abandoned and unclaimed property. HIGHWAY 20 SELF STORAGE, 1030 E. Grant Highway, Marengo, IL 60152, will sell on January 30, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. the following property: Unit 640 (10 x 10) Property of Eric Wallace. Unit 832 (10 x 30) Property of Rick Haenel. Northwest Herald January 8, 15, 2013)

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April April 23, 2013 May 14, 2013 May 28, 2013 June 11, 2013 July 9, 2013 August 13, 2013 September 10, 2013 September 24, 2013 October 8, 2013 October 22, 2013 November 12, 2013 November 26, 2013 December 10, 2013 Sue Draffkorn, Clerk Planning and Zoning Commission (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 2013)


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The City of Crystal Lake will be accepting sealed proposals in accordance with specifications to develop a traffic sign management system to assist the City with meeting the requirements of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) sign retroflectivity standards. Proposal specifications and required proposal forms are available at the Municipal Complex, 100 W. Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All proposals must be submitted to the City of Crystal Lake in a sealed envelope marked “Traffic Sign Inventory & Management System and Assessments RFP (2013) - Attn: Bradley S. Mitchell, Assistant to the City Manager”, by 2:30 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the official Algonquin Zoning Map, as amended in the previous calendar year, is available for public inspection in the Algonquin Village Hall, 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, during regular business hours. Gerald S. Kautz, Village Clerk Village of Algonquin (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 2013)


ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 3, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as LIMITED EDITION LAWN CARE located at 827 DARTMOUTH DRIVE, ISLAND LAKE IL 60042. Dated January 3, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz County Clerk (Published in the Northwest Herald January 8, 15, 22, 2013)

Call to advertise 800-589-8237 GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Drivers Needed! Up to $4,000 Sign On Bonus! Dry, Reefer, OTR, Regional. Benefits, 401k, EOE, No East Coast. Call 7 days/wk! 888-653-3304 The Illinois Classified Advertising Network (ICAN) provides advertising of a national appeal. To advertise in this section, please call ICAN directly at 217-241-1700. We recommend discretion when responding. Please refer questions & comments directly to ICAN.

2000 Lexus RX 300 $2500 OBO Transmission Needs Work. 173K. Call: 847-445-3174

2000 Pontiac Grand AM GT

4 door, white, very good condition! New tires and brakes, sunroof, $3,500. 847-530-8334

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular cab, SLT, short bed. 132k. $2,800 or best offer. Call 815-529-1307, please leave message.


Fully loaded, Very Clean! 92K miles, 4 door, $9,000/obo. 815-385-9603 7am - 9pm

2005 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT Leather, DVD, 3rd row seats and all the toys. 194k highway miles. Excellent. $8850. 630-251-1511

Variety of Hens. 815-354-2749

GMs Owner's Manuals

'70's to '90's. Mint collectibles. 5 for $25. 815-459-7485 Rain Gutter Roof Rack made by Yakima $50 815-315-3047 Reeze Ball & Hitch $15 815-575-5924


LIKE NEW! Only on vehicle for 2 mo, 5 lug, 16' aluminum. $350. 815-790-3518 Skid Pan for Volkswagon Bug or Dune Buggy, $75. 815-575-5924 Lv Msg

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer

Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

815-814-1964 or



CUFFLINKS, mens black and silver, worn once and still in box. $15 708-602-8353 Men's Leather bomber jacket brown with lining, Size L, Excellent $40, 815-477-9023 MENS CLOTHING - Includes size large sweaters, size 15.5 long sleeve shirts and 38/30 and 36/30 pants. $30. 815-363-8559 Mink Jacket. Ladies' Size Sm/Med. $50. 815-455-3555


$30/ea. 815-455-3555

Silver Fox Fur Ladies' Wrap. $80


Trench Coat: Woman's Black classic, genuine U.S. Military issue, Double breasted, 6 button front, belt & 2 pockets, NEW, 24R, $135, please call 815-477-9023 Women's Lambs skin leather jacket by Worthington size Medium. Great condition! $75. 815-363-8559

Dishwasher – Frigidaire, Gallery, white, approx 5 yrs old. $30, 815-482-8399 Dishwasher/Kenmore - Almond Good condition, $60. G. E. Gas Range - Almond. Self-cleaning, exc cond, $200. 847-639-1112


White, clean, works perfect! Whirlpool, electric, fits standard 30” space, $225. 847-380-0870 DRYERS - Gas dryers. Hot Point & Maytag, white, ex. large cap. Approx. 4 yrs old $100 ea. 815-482-8399 Fridge 20 cu ft. Kenmore, good condition, white, $150. 815-3859327 or 815-953-9350 KEGERATOR – Keg refrigerator which holds a quarter barrel, with 2 CO2 bottles, empty 1/4 barrel, regulator & tap handle. $145. 815-790-1722 REFRIGERATOR & STOVE - Stainless Steel. $375 each. 815-308-5068


Frost free, 4.5'Hx2'W, $75. 815-385-1396 WASHER & DRYER - Stackable 815-308-5068 WASHER / DRYER - Whirlpool Heavy Duty Super Capacity Plus Washer/Electric Dryer. Great Condition. $250. 815-338-1199 WASHER / DRYER – Stackable. great condition new dryer motor $250. Call 815-347-1047

ARIENS SINGLE STAGE SNOW BLOWER - 3hp, 22" wide Runs great. Pull cord needs to be replaced but blower can still be started with the current one. Asking $225. Call with any questions to 815-482-9443, ask for Mark. Baseball Cards '08 Topps Heritage. 600+ cards. Book price $150. Asking $50. 815-338-4829


Baseball Cards '12 Topps Stars & Inserts. 130+ cards. Book price $200/Asking $99. 815-338-4829

NO TITLE...... NO PROBLEM 815-575-5153


Call us today: 815-338-2800


Basketball Cards. '91-'92. 4800+ Wild Card. Incl Striped, Pippin, $99. 815-338-4829 Basketball Cards. Topps Factory Set. 92-93. Shaquille O'Neal RC Asking $20. 815-338-4829 Basketball Cards. UD. No Carolina. '10-'11. Incl MJ, '82 Nat Champs Patch. $50. 815-338-4829 Doll - Porcelain Doll World Galleries Collectibles. Pictures avail upon req. $15. 815-404-9765 DRESSER - mixture of wood finishes, 3 drawers, 1 door, $95, picture on line. 815-477-8928 Football Cards. '91 Wild Card Draft 3000+ incl 30 Favre RC $120 815-338-4829 Football Cards. Mixed stars & rookies. '68 Gale Sayers $40, '98 P Manning RC $25. 815-338-4829

Hand Mirrors

2 brass, 1 plastic very old and nice 3/$50. 815-459-7485 1990 Polaris Indy 500. 2700 mi. Reverse. Good condition. $800. 847-639-3687 1997 V Max XT 600 $1600 87 Phazer $850, Both electric start Trailer available 815-337-9400 815-578-8600

Kindle with Leather Cover. Like new. In original box. $60. 847-409-6477



TV - FREE LARGE SCREEN TV Toshiba 50" works fine NOT HD Large & heavy. 50”x43”x14”. Free, you haul. McHenry. 815-363-7285

Typewriter/Electric - IBM

With table, $40. 815-385-1157 Wii Monitor - Portable Monitor: Wii 7" LCD. Great for taking Wii on trips etc. $40.00. Call 847-669-1424

Sports Memorabilia

Recently valued to $700-$1500. Asking $395/obo, Woodstock 630-815-9581 TELEPHONE DESK - Vintage telephone desk painted in a pretty red, quite charming! Comes with matching chair, could also be used as a desk, night stand or side table, excellent. $145. 815-477-9023 WHEATIES BOXES - 19 sports figures incl Jordan, Bulls, Payton. $25 obo. 847-909-4964 Y2K Collectibles. Sealed product and rare publications. Price for teachers, $50/obo. Woodstock 630-815-9581 ANGEL DRESS UP PLAY - So sweet girls size medium 2-3T pure white guardian angel dress fully lined with faux fur on collar, sleeves and hemline, includes wings and headpiece. New with tags, never worn. $15. 815-477-9023


Good Condition, $30/obo. McHenry area. 815-344-3511 BOWFLEX ULTIMATE – Exercise machine. $2700 new, must sell. $350/obo. 815-307-2479 Nordic Track Pro $100/OBO 815-568-6494 Firewood Guaranteed Dry! Oak, Cherry & Walnut. Stacked & Delivered. $100 for 1 FC or $190 for 2 FC. 815-494-1054 MIXED FIREWOOD Oak - Maple - Cherry $90/FC or 2FC $170. Free Delivery and Stacking. 815-528-0586

SCOTT'S TREE SERVICE Mixed, Seasoned Hard Wood. $85/FC Delivered 847-497-3494

Car Seat Britax Marathon $100.


Crib Mattress. Like New. $10 847-409-6477 DIAPERS ~ 100% COTTON New in package, flat 27”x27”. $8/dozen, pre-fold, 14”x20”. $9/dozen. 630-721-0068 INFANT CARRIER - Graco, with cozy cover, all in excellent condition. $40. 815-363-8974 INFANT SWING and CARSEAT with 2 pods in excellent shape. $85. 815-900-1183 Kids ladybug lamp - Colorful french blue with lime green spotted appearance. Adorable and like new condition. $20. 815-477-9023. WINTER JACKET - Carters Girls 3-in1 - Size 5/6, super cute navy with colorful polka dots. Inner fleece jacket comes out for wear alone. We love these coats for just that reason! NEW, never worn. $25. 815-477-9023


Price Pfifter Brass, Pforever finish for sink, 4” centers, brand new in box, $40. 847-380-0870

Insulating Blankets (80)

For covering concrete, 6'x25' $20/ea. 847-514-4989

SPACE HEATER, $60 - 200,000 BTU, LP HOOK-UP, great for job site. Picture on line. 815-477-8928 Whirlpool Tub new $1950 66x42 Navy Blue $1200/OBO 815-653-4612

LADDER RACK in excellent condition. For installation on full size Chevrolet or GMC truck. Contact Steve at 331-442-3507. Asking price $400.00 (Firm) SALON SHAMPOO CHAIR very good condition, asking $65. Call 815-482-4531 ask for Patty

FLOWER PLANTER - Cute piggy, absolutely adorable handcrafted pig artistically painted onto metal, solid construction, quality made unique piece, excellent condition. $25. 815-477-9023 GLASS PEDESTAL CAKE STAND AND COVER - Classic. large glass cake plate pedestal with dome handle at the top & lip along the inside of the cake plate. Imagine how cute to serve at your next tea party. Very good cond. $15. 815-477-9023

ARMOIRE AND 2 BOOKCASES - sold as a complete set, huge deal, Bassett, heavy, medium oak, can send pictures. Delivery available for full price offer in Crystal Lake area. Very nice set, $200. 815-477-8928 BAR STOOLS - Quality, Set of 3 durable hardwood, 2 bar height stools, plus 1 counter height stool, classic style, larger seating area. Excellent $95. 815-477-9023 BARSTOOL - High end classic press back 24 in. oak swivel barstool, features an etched back with 8 baluster spindles connecting to the seat contained by 2 baluster rails on its sides. $75. 815-477-9023 BEDROOM SET - girls, solid pine, whitewash/light oak finish, heavy duty: armoire with shelves and drawers, nightstand, headboard / footboard, rails and slats, self standing dressing mirror; $350, can send pictures. 815-477-8928

Bedroom Set

Vintage 5 piece set, mahogany. $400 815-385-1157 BEDROOM SET ~ Queen size. 4 pieces, Amish Style. Must see! $350/firm. 847-804-2999 BOOKCASES - Set of 3, 30 W x 15 D x 77 H, classic style, well made, very sturdy, walnut finish, trim molding at top with arched design, bottom doors offer add'l enclosed storage. $250. 815-477-9023 BOOKCASES - Set of 3, 30 W x 15 D x 77 H, classic style, well made, very sturdy, walnut finish, trim molding at top with arched design, bottom doors offer add'l enclosed storage. $250. 815-477-9023 BR set: Queen , headboard 2 nightstands, 2 dresser, and 2 mirrors $150 815-344-4088 BR set: Twin, 2 dressers, nightstand, headboard $50 815-344-4088 BUFFET - Solid Oak, Buffet server 2 pieces, leaded glass doors, 56"L 18"W Like New cond. asking $125/obo. Call 815-321-3963 or 815-385-6501 Coffee Table. 2 Tiered. Glass & Marble. $250 847-345-9920 CORNER HUTCH - $95. 2 upper glass doors with unique swirls, middle part is a shelf, and lower section has 2 shutter style doors, cherry stain finish. Will deliver for full price offer. 815-477-8928 COTTAGE HUTCH - Shabby chic style, painted lilac inside and out. Lovely to see, perfect in any room for that vintage cottage decor. $295. 815-477-9023

Desk ~ Wood



Spiderman & Pokeman Cards Some rare, once valued $1200 +. Asking $70/obo, Woodstock. 630-815-9581

Upright Freezer ~ Frigidaire

Washer Maytag & Gas Dryer GE. Energy efficient. $350/pair or $200 ea. 815-608-4939



SPA – FREE. 6 person spa, needs work, you pick up & haul. 815-338-2036


We pay and can Tow it away!

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PICTURE FRAMES - Large lot of photo picture frames in very good / like new condition size 8x10. $50. 815-363-8559


121K miles, leather seats. New tires, trailer hitch. All the bells and whistles for that year! Not much to look at but a great runner! $1000/obo. 815-385-5145 ~ 815-344-1188

DESK – METAL, OFFICE. 3 drawers left side. 1 drawer and 1 file drawer right side with pencil drawer in center. In good condition. Bring a helper to load. Desk measures 30" deep x 60" wide x 29" tall. Picture in online ad. Must pick up. Crystal Lake. 815-245-9495 DESK, STEEL secretary style. In good condition. Beige in color. 2 drawers are file drawers. Size is 31 1/2" deep, 28" tall, 59 1/2" wide. Picture in online ad. Must pick up. Crystal Lake, 815-245-9495


1994 Chrysler Town & Country

NON SPORT CARDS 1995 Skybox Pocahontas Set. $45. 815-338-4829

2005 Chevrolet Colorado with only 29K on it, this truck is in EXCELLENT CONDITION! Like New! Topper included, $9000 Call 224-622-2652

(4) Tires & Wheel for Ford Explorer 22570R 15” w/90% tread, flotted aluminum, $400 815-315-3047

LIONEL ALLEGHANY ELECTRIC TRAIN SET "featuring the mighty sound of steam". Model # M61199. Good played with condition. Works, missing crew, 2 additional cars + add'l track. Asking $175.00 OBO 815-482-4531 Ask for Patty NON SPORT CARDS 1991 Star Trek. Impel. Series One Set. $18. 815-338-4829

2005 Hyundai Accent Silver 4 door, automatic, power window and lock, ac, 71,000 miles, great cond. $5,200. obo 815-477-4265


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Snowmobile Trailer. Triton. Aluminum Cap. 3 place. Tilt bed. Excellent condition. $1200. 847-639-3687

ICE BOX - 1920's era Good condition. Photo online. $150. 847-669-8502

Contemporary, 3 pieces. Excellent condition, $35. 815-899-1701 MINERALS- FOSSILS Meteorites, Gemstones, Amethyst, Roman Coins, Dinosaur Teeth, Birthstones, Quartz, Amber + more. $2 on up. 500+ specimens! East State Antique Mall: 5411 East State St., Rockford. 10am-7pm 7 days/week. AND a case at the Volo Antique Mall III - 7 days a week 10am-5pm Pepsi Cola Vintage White Lettered Pitcher -clear glass 2 qt., 10 in. tall, no nicks, cracks or chips. Collectible advertising, has a rather Art Nouveau look to the logo, with the complete name- not just Pepsi framed by an ornate design on each side. Excellent condition. $35. 815-477-9023.

Bookshelf JBL Speakers (wood) (2) great condition & quality. $100/pair. Call 847-669-1424 CAMERA - Canon A-1 complete set all in excellent condition! Includes Canon A-1 35mm film camera with a Canon FD 50mm 1:1.4 lens, Sunpak Auto 422 D multi position flash, shoulder strap, UV lens,camera bag & all manuals. $150. 815-363-8974 DVD/CD Sony 5 disc Player for home stereo system w/ remote. Great look & cond. $75. 847-669-1424

Jan Mclean 24” Porcelain Doll Limited Edition comes w/wooden chair $80 815-701-1172

HP Deskjet Ink Cartridge #96 black. New. Expiration 6/2013. $25. 815-382-7278 JEWEL CASES - 50 Used full-size in good condition. Good for storing CD/DVD's. $10. 815-363-8559 is McHenry County Sports

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Desk. Vintage early 40's. Dark wood. 8 drawers. Good cond. $225. 815-385-9327 or 815-953-9350 DINING CHAIRS, $50 - set of 4, black metal frame with beige patterned fabric, excellent shape. Can send Picture, 815-477-8928 Dining Room Chairs (6). Oak. 2 with arms. Beige cushion seats. $120/all. 847-802-4949


Mission Style with 6 chairs in perfect condition, excellent finish, custom cushions, $150. 00. 815-341-7018 Dining Room Set: glass top table, 6 chairs, 2 leaves, 1 china $175 815-344-4088 Dining Room Table 5' L x 3' W Metal & Glass w/4 Chairs (+ cushions) All From Pier 1, Seats Up To 8 $350. 815-370-4165 DINING ROOM TABLE and matching china cabinet. Walnut finish in excellent clean condition. Seats 6. Chairs included, 1 with arms. Table size is 40" wide, 77" long with 18" leaf installed. Hutch is 75x46x16. This is a sturdy set. Picture in online ad. You must pick up. $400. Crystal Lake, 815-245-9495 DINING ROOM TABLE with 6 chairs, 2 leaves and matching hutch. $350 for the entire set. 815-308-5068 Dining Room Table. Mid-Century. Maple. Leaves, Pads, 6 Chairs. $400. 847-345-9920 DINING TABLE, $75 - 48" diameter, plus 1 leaf, walnut woodgrain finish, sturdy. can send picture. 815-477-8928 Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Northwest Classified

DRESSER for ladies bedroom. Walnut finish, with two large mirrors. Has 3 center drawers, and 3 drawers each side behind cabinet doors. Size is 19" deep, 72" wide, 29 1/2 tall (77" to top of mirrors). Picture in online ad. $150 cash. Must pick up. Crystal Lake, 815-245-9495 DRESSER, LARGE, 9 DRAWERS medium oak finish, can send picture (picture on-line), $75. 815-477-8928 End Table. Rosewood. 30” square. $75 847-345-9920 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER WE Smithe ent center w/ hutch $375 OBO. 847-515-8083 Girl's Twin Four Poster Bed Frame. Cream colored wood. $35. 847-409-6477 Leather coat: fitted, hooded, waist length, medium, Marono $8/OBO 630-346-2476 Living Room Lamp. Yellow & Cream China. $100. 847-345-9920 Mattress. King Serta Set w/frame. Very good cond. $185. 815-245-7365 MIRROR, $40 - decorative frame of alternating gold finished wood and cherry finished wood. 26-1/2"w x 31"h. Can send pictures. 815-477-8928 Pedestal Table ~ 5' Round Old pine. Incl 3 chairs. $100/obo. 815-575-5924 Lv Msg ROCKER, blue oak with cushions Johnsburg area. $25. 708/602-8353 SOFA, LOVESEAT, CHAIR matching set, beige, can send pictures (picture on-line). Will deliver in Crystal Lake area for full price offer, $220. 815-477-8928 TABLE & CHAIRS - great for a country cottage kitchen appeal. Perfect for that first apartment, college dorm room or your vintage space! Sturdy, well made, excellent condition. $195. 815 477-9023. TABLE & CHAIRS Set - Great for a country cottage kitchen appeal. Perfect for that first apartment, college dorm room or your vintage space! Sturdy, well made, excellent condition. $195. 815-477-9023 TODDLER BED, $45. Blue racecar style w/mattress. Can send picture. 815-477-8928

Tufted Chair

Floral Blue and Taupe, $60 815-385-1157 WICKET SET - 4 piece white wicker set, includes sofa, 2 chairs & coffee table. All in great condition and only used indoors. Includes cushions. Would be perfect in sun room or on porch. $100. 815-363-8559

BAR STOOLS - Quality, Set of 3 durable hardwood 2 bar height stools, plus 1 counter height stool, classic style, larger seating area. Excellent $95. 815-477-9023 DISHES - Set of Tuscan Harvest Dishes. Used once or twice so like new. This print is discontinued. Includes 4 Dinner plates, 4 Salad plates & 4 mugs. Very sturdy earth ware. $15. 815-363-8559 ICE CRUSHER Portable Electric Use on counter for drinks or fancy food. Works good, $15. 815-455-3555 Pillsbury Dough Boy Kitchen Items. Cookie Jars, Gumball Machine, Etc. $2-$20. 847-409-6477 SmartWater dispenser – GE. Hot & Cold. $50. 815-385-1732 SUN ROOM CHAIRS - metal quality set of 4 chairs, solid construction, very comfortable, amble room, excellent cond. $85. 815-477-9023 TWIN BED WOOD HEADBOARD mattress, like new. Very good condition. $50. 815-455-7192 VINTAGE GLASS PEDESTAL CAKE STAND AND COVER - Large glass cake plate pedestal with a dome handle at the top and a lip along the inside of the cake plate. Imagine how cute to serve at your next tea party. Very good condition. $15. 815 477-9023

Wheelchair -Cardiac style - Rehab custom made,allows mobility. Full tilt. Gel Seat. Individual cones. Will take Best Offer. 847-997-7109 Baker Burn Out Oven & Stand for jewelry Honeywell, DCP100, Digital controller, programmer, $300 847-476-6771 BOOTS - Khombu high quality brand! Women's waterproof/insulated duck winter boot in navy blue size 7. Like new condition, $25, please call 815-477-9023.

Battery Screw Driver. Dewalt. 12v. 2 batteries & charger. $30 847-658-4720 CIRCULAR SAW - Dewalt DW713 10" circular saw - never used, new in box. $200. 847-363-8903 KNAACK TOOL CHEST, $50.00, 19X32, Side handles, some rust, still gets the job done, includes 2 Ubolts, can send picture. 815-477-8928 Neumatic framing nailer, Bostitch w/ 10 cases of 8D sheating nails. $300/obo or possible trade 708-363-2004


Northwest Classified 800-589-8237

Snowblower: Lawn Boy 320E 3HP, runs good, $50 815-508-1114

Toro CR20 snow blower. Electric start Sno Master. 3 HP, runs good. $75 cash. Call 9am-5pm. 815236-6051

HOT TUB - FREE, no pump. You Haul. 815-363-8559 Hot Tub Dynasty, 5 Person with cover. Needs minor work. $300. 630-643-4336

FLOOR PILLOW: HUGE - stuffed with down. Approx 4 foot round. With Red fabric cover. Great for kids or adults. $70. Call 847-669-1424

BRIDGESTONE MOTOCROSS TIRES M604 100/90 57M & 110/90 19 62M Good condition $15 each Johnsburg area 708-602-8353

Jogging Stroller

The Baby Jogger. Great shape! $40. 815-701-1172 Luggage Set Top Brand and cond. American Tourister. Not canvas sides, 2 pieces 7x24”, 7x20”, $35. 815-455-3555 PAINTING, RACEHORSES - large acrylic, artist-Ferrante, can send picture. $50. 815-477-8928

CONCEALED CARRY CLASS IL residents. Country Inn, Crystal Lk. Jan 27th or Mar 24th 9am-1:30pm. $80/pers Register@608-577-1917

Eskimo Shanty ~ 2 Man

Brand new, paid $170, sell for $100. 815-701-4302


FOOSBALL TABLE, $80 Harvard brand, 29" x 54" cherry look cabinet with black legs. Sturdy model. Can send picture. 815-477-8928

SLOTTED WOODEN WINE LABEL HOLDER used during the manufacturing of wine - Sonoma 24 w x 18 h x 3 d, very unique piece, excellent condition. $40. 815-477-9023

Ice Shanty. Small. One man. $50 815-575-5924 KOHO HOCKEY PANTS black size large 28-30; and shin and elbow pads and 2 pucks for $25. 708-602-8353 KOHO HOCKEY PANTS size large (28-30) and shin and elbow pads and two pucks for $25. Johnsburg area. 708-602-8353

Ravensburger, 300 piece, $5. 630-624-8250 Salt Lamps, 2 4-6lbs, $25/each 1 7-10lbs $30, 1 basket lamp $40 Free lightbulb replacement 815-370-4165

Steel Cabinet


STORE DISPLAY SHELVING UNIT Handcrafted, white washed wood, rustic appearance, five deep shelves to display merchandise, cottage, french country, heavy duty, excellent condition, many uses, versatile piece. $95, 815-477-9023

PIRELLI MOTOCROSS TIRE MT 450 Scorpion Gross 100/90 19 good condition $15. 708-602-8353

21X36x27, 2 doors, lexan top. Very nice, $60. 815-459-7485

TOILET ~ GERBER White, 1.6GPF. $15. 847-802-4949 VHS Movies ~ About 50 Movies from classic to martial arts to action. $25/obo, Woodstock. 630-815-9581 WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM EdenPURE Aqua 2000, brand new still in box, sits on counter and hooks to kitchen faucet. Sells for $100, asking $50. 815-363-8974

451 Keyboard ~ Casio CTK 61 key, portable, makes great sound, music making features. $60 847-380-0870

Acoustic Guitar

With pick up, great for Blues/Folk/ C/W custom hard case, very nice. $150/obo. 815-575-2458

Acoustic Guitar/Yamaha $80



For a child, $10 630-624-8250 KEYBOARD - Full-Size Yamaha PSR 290 keyboard/synthesizer. Great for budding musician! $100. 815-363-8559 KEYBOARD, CASIO CT-510, w/ adapter. Unique feature is the 8 drum pads. $65. 815-477-8928

Canary Breeding Unit: 4 divisions on casters, 18x30x72, $100 815-648-2501 Complete starter fish tank all accessories included $40 815-404-9765 DOG CRATE - Large. 38L x 26W x 28H. Asking $50/obo. Call 815-477-7383 if interested.

POCKET KNIVES - 3 total, including one Sharper Image in box 3 for $25 or $10 each. 708-602-8353 Johnsburg area

Pool Table. All accessories, incl overhead light. Slate. Like new! $1000. 847-826-3573 YAMAHA MOTOCROSS STOCK MUFFLERS; HAVE 2 $40 EACH; JOHNSBURG AREA 708-602-8353

Dora The Explorer talking kitchen w/ play food. $45. 847-302-4511

SLEEPING BAG - Disney Ariel Sleeping Bag NEW, never been used. $20. 815-477-9023

ANTIQUE & Modern Guns

Civil War Items, Military Souvenirs, Old Hunting & Fishing Items. 815-338-4731

Lionel & American Flyer Trains 815-353-7668

WANTED TO BUY: Vintage or New, working or not. Bicycles, Outboard motors, fishing gear, motorcycles or mopeds, chainsaws, tools etc. Cash on the spot. Cell: 815-322-6383

Winchester Pre '64 Rifles and Shot guns, Belgium Brownings and Old Colts. FFL license. 815-338-4731


3705 W. ELM SAT & SUN 8-5 Spaces Start As Low As $10 815-363-FLEA (3532)

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GUNNER 4 year old male Chihuahua mix. Like is watered-down love. It's mediocre. Love changes, upsets and conquers things. LOVE. Now that's powerful stuff. I'm ready. 815-338-4400

JOSEPHINE 1 year old female Black & White DSH. I believe hard times make you stronger. I had a difficult personal year last year and felt pretty down. I need to deepen my true relationships! 815-338-4400

Bicycle - MOTOmed. Stationary computerized bike. Attaches to wheelchair. Asking $1000. Brand new! 847-997-7109 Scooter Outdoor ~ Rascal Works great, $400 firm. Also handicapped lift plateform for Rascal Scooter, hitch mounted. $400. 815-653-4612

SNOWBLOWER M.T.D. 5.5HP, 22” cut. REDUCED PRICE $225 OBO 815-728-0809 or 815-271-0783

CERAMIC TILE Cobalt blue and hunter green. $15/box, 20 boxes total. 815-653-4612 DOG NAIL TRIMMER, battery operated and as seen on TV, new in box Johnsburg area 708-602-8353

Automatic Welding Wire, 30 lb. copper spool, 1/16", AWS A5.l8 E70S 1B, heat: 661C275, made by Raco, USA. (new/old). $150. 847-487-1650 DEER FOUNTAIN - concrete; greyish-brown color with buck statute approximately 5 feet tall. $250. 708-602-8353 HEART GRAPEVINE WREATH Simplistic & lovely. $15. 815-477-9023 WICKER CHAIRS SET, Lime Green, sturdy construction, durable, classic, very cute shabby chic! $195. 815-477-9023

SNOW BLOWER by MTD, 21 " 4.5 HP. 4 years old. Gassed and tuned up and ready to go. Great cond. $300. Call 847-669-1424

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Call to advertise in the At Your Service directory. NORMAN 5 month old male Tabby & White DSH. The best thrill is roller coasters. I love being a kid and anticipating the stomach drop. If you don't love coasters, we just can't be friends. 815-338-4400

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