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president Barack obama – accompanied by Vice president Joe Biden, law enforcement officials, lawmakers and children who wrote the president about gun violence after last month’s shooting at an elementary school in newtown, Conn. – talks Wednesday at the White House in Washington about proposals to reduce gun violence.

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America. The president’s sweeping, $500 million plan, coming one month after the school massacre in Connecticut, marks the most comprehensive effort to tighten gun laws in nearly two decades. But his proposals, most of which are opposed by

the National Rifle Association, face an uncertain future in a divided Congress where Republicans control the House. Seeking to circumvent at least some opposition, Obama signed 23 executive actions Wednesday, including orders to make more federal data available for background checks and end a freeze on government research on gun violence. But he acknowledged that the steps he took on his own would have less impact than the broad measures requiring approval from Capitol Hill. “To make a real and lasting difference, Congress, too, must act,” Obama said,

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HEBRON – The chairman of the Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District Board and a candidate for Hebron village president was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of having crack cocaine. John G. Jacobson, 65, of 12305 Jacob Ave., Hebron, appeared in rights court Wednesday morning, and his bond was set at $60,000. He posted the required 10 percent, or $6,000, and was released from the McHenry County Jail about 10:30 a.m. About 6 p.m. Tuesday, a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy stopped John g. Jacobson’s ve- Jacobson hicle on Route 47 near Vanderkarr Road, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said. A dog from the Woodstock Police Department was called in and indicated the presence of a narcotic. About 3 grams of crack cocaine was found inside the vehicle, Zinke said. Jacobson was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony. A Class 1 felony typically is punishable by four to 15 years in prison; a Class 4 usually carries one to three years. When contacted Wednesday, Fire Chief Scott Mullis confirmed that a man named John Jacobson was chairman of the fire board, but declined to comment further because he was unaware of any charges. Hebron Village Clerk Jean Attermeier confirmed Jacobson filed paperwork to run for village president in the April 9 election. Jacobson is running against incumbent Village President Frank Beatty. Court records show Jacobson also has a pending charge of driving under the influence. It is set to go to trial Feb. 5. His next scheduled court date on the drug charge is Jan. 25.

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Preventing tragedies more complex than gun laws

Two mass shootings in the same year was too much violence for Americans to take. Aurora, Colo., was a punch in the face. Sandy Hook Elementary School, a kick in the gut. Everyone from proud NRA members to President Barack Obama is extremely bothered by what happened on July 20 and Dec. 14. They were the worst days of 2012 and among the worst days this generation has seen. First, we ask “why?” But as usual, we’re dissatisfied with the answers when it comes to these tragedies. What explanation could we hope for? Would any explanation make sense? The natural progression leads us next to questions of what could have been done to stop the killings. What’s more troubling is the fact that answers to those less-abstract questions are often just as difficult to answer. President Obama on Wednesday signed 23 executive orders related to


VIEWS Kevin Lyons gun violence – most of which have to do with background checks – and urged Congress to take further steps. There’s bound to be some controversy, but criticism that stringent background checks shouldn’t be required to purchase firearms isn’t worthy of much debate. In his words, the president is responding to the “epidemic of gun violence.” Yet, despite these large national tragedies, rates of violent crime have been steadily dropping in the United States for the past several years. Epidemic or not, innocent people should never be murdered by gun violence, knife violence, blunt instrument violence or any other kind of violence. But they will be. An

innocent person will be killed today, tomorrow and the next day. So whether the motivation is an overall decrease in shooting deaths or a tragedy that grips the entire nation, politicians – and in this case, I don’t think most of the motivation is misplaced – want to prevent more incidents of violence. Would more thorough background checks have prevented James Holmes from killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater? Maybe. Maybe not. He bought the weapons legally. And at least two of the guns Holmes used aren’t even part of the larger discussion on what weapons to ban. And what about Adam Lanza? The guns he used were his mother’s. Again, two of them were fairly standard handguns in addition to the semi-automatic rifle. Ironically, the law allowed Lanza to carry a rifle, which was the main weapon used in the killings, but not handguns. Reportedly, Lanza reloaded sev-

eral times. Would it have made much difference in an elementary school if he reloaded 10-round clips or the 30round clips he used? What we had in both cases were the most extreme actions imaginable by two individuals. It’s hard to imagine what laws might have affected their actions at all. What kind of person could commit such acts? Certainly not one who is worried about violating weapons laws. Societies need laws, and we have many. But it’s going to be very difficult to create societal laws based on the extreme actions of two individuals. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try, but we should be realistic in our expectations.

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NRA begins push-back with Web ad criticizing Obama By HENRY C. JACKSON The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – In a sharp pushback against any new gun regulations, the National Rifle Association posted a Web video that labels President Barack Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for allowing his daughters to be protected by armed Secret Service agents while not embracing armed guards for schools. “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a male narrator asks in the video. “Then why is he skeptical of putting armed security in schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards in their school?” The spot, posted even before

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Obama is flexing leverage on debt, immigration By CHARLES BABINGTON The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is assembling an ambitious second-term agenda, pushing aggressively where he thinks he has political leverage and moving more cautiously on issues where he has less control. Obama is hiking pressure on congressional Republicans on the debt ceiling and immigration, two big issues in which public sentiment and political risks seem to favor him. His refusal to negotiate on

the debt ceiling is an especially sharp departure from his usually accommodating style. Obama is gambling that Republicans will yield to fears of a ferocious public backlash if they leave the government unable to pay its bills in their push for spending cuts. But it is a risk. Unresolved brinkmanship over the debt ceiling could lead to an economic calamity that would damage Obama’s second term and eventual legacy – not to mention Americans’ lives. Meanwhile, outrage over the Connecticut grade school massacre forced the president

to seek a gun-control package ahead of expectations. Americans have resisted significant gun-limiting bids for years, however, and the pro-gunrights lobby remains powerful. Also, there’s less Democratic unity on this issue than on many others. Obama’s allies already are dampening expectations on key components, including an assault weapons ban. Vice President Joe Biden, who stood at Obama’s side as the president announced his proposals on Wednesday, said, “I have no illusions about

Ill. Dems: Limit guns in state By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats said Wednesday they won’t wait for Congress to act on gun-control legislation and planned to press ahead with a statewide ban on assault weapons and tighter firearms restrictions in Chicago in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre. Legislation has been filed in the state Senate that would restrict semiautomatic assault rifles and rapid ammunition feeders, despite failed attempts at such measures in the final days of the last General Assembly’s session earlier this month. They know they’re in for a struggle. Hundreds of people sought to testify against the restrictions, which were approved by a committee but never reached the Senate floor during the recently concluded lame-duck session. “We have a responsibility to push ahead without waiting to see if maybe the feds will do something before the next millennium,” said House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie. The Chicago Democrat was the chief co-sponsor of a proposed House ban that was

what we’re up against or how hard the task is in front of us. ... We should do as much as we can, as quickly as we can.” Among the second term’s top-tier issues, immigration may be the one in which Obama enjoys the most leverage. That’s a dramatic change from his first term, when it was relegated to the background. The White House is hinting at a comprehensive bill this year that would include a path toward citizenship for millions of immigrants now in the country illegally. Many Republicans, stung

Charities worry tax law could reduce donations By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER The Associated Press

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John Jackson, co-owner of Capitol City Arms Supply, shows off an AR15 assault rifle for sale Wednesday at his business in Springfield. abandoned last week without a vote. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to propose an ordinance today to stiffen penalties for violating the city’s assault-weapons ban and for failing to report a lost or stolen gun to authorities. On Monday, Emanuel ordered a review of the city’s employee-retirement funds to determine whether they include investments in gun manufacturers; if they do, he wants that money pulled out. Pension funds covering public school teachers have come under extra scrutiny

since a gunman killed 26 people – including 20 young children – last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund board will vote today on whether to end investments with two gun-makers, according to investments director Carmen Heredia-Lopez. California’s teacher-retirement system took similar action last week. The Chicago fund’s $9.5 billion portfolio includes investments of $146,000 in manufacturers Sturm Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., Heredia-Lopez said.

by heavy losses among Hispanic voters in the last two presidential elections, say they also want to revamp the nation’s immigration laws. But a sweeping bill with citizenship provisions is bound to draw some conservative fire. If Obama goes big, it could put GOP leaders in a bind. A CBS News poll last month found that 47 percent of adults felt illegal immigrants working in the U.S. should be allowed to remain and eventually apply for citizenship. An additional 24 percent said they should be allowed to stay as guest workers.

WASHINGTON – Charities and nonprofit organizations are worried that new limits on tax deductions for high earners will hurt donations just as charitable giving is starting to rebound from the depths of the recession. Experts doubt the new limits on deductions will have much impact on giving, but some major nonprofit organizations fear they’re a sign that the charitable deduction is no longer sacrosanct on Capitol Hill, just as Congress is promising a broader effort later this year to overhaul the tax code. The limits on deductions are part of the new tax law Congress passed on New Year’s Day. They reduce the value of all itemized deductions for individuals making more than $250,000 and married couples making more than $300,000. Advocates are concerned the limits will reduce the tax incentive for people to make donations to charities and nonprofits such as religious institu-

tions, colleges and groups that help the poor. “The charitable deduction incentive is different than any other deduction or credit in the tax code,” said Sandra Swirski, executive director of the Alliance for Charitable Reform, which lobbies on behalf of donors and private foundations. That’s because the deduction encourages people to give away income, while other deductions and credits encourage people to buy things they can then write off, she noted. Charitable giving in the U.S. increased in 2010 and 2011, according to latest data. But it has yet to return to pre-recession levels, according to the Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University School of Philanthropy. Charitable giving by individuals, foundations and corporations topped $298 billion in 2011. In 2007, it was $337 billion, in inflation-adjusted dollars. The new tax provision reduces the amount of itemized deductions a taxpayer can claim by 3 cents for every dollar of income above the threshold.

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WHEATON – A judge has granted an Illinois company temporary relief from a state requirement that its employee health insurance plan covers birth control. DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Terence Sheen granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday in favor of the Oak Brook-based company, Triune Health Group. The Thomas More Society, a nonprofit law firm, says it’s the first state court ruling that says laws protecting religious freedom pre-empt the state’s contraception mandate for health insurance.

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CHICAGO – Sen. Dick Durbin has given to the White House the names of seven people he’d like considered for federal court vacancies in Chicago. There are three openings on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The court handles some of the nation’s highest profile cases, including ones focused on alleged terrorism and corruption. In a Tuesday statement from Durbin’s office, the Illinois Democrat said he met personally with all his recommended applicants. Those on his list include Caryn Jacobs, a partner at the Chicago law office of Winston & Strawn; Mary Smith, the general counsel of the Illinois Department of Insurance; and Andrea Wood, a senior trial counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Chicago. Republican Sen. Mark Kirk also will make judicial recommendations.

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CAIRO – Egypt’s Islamist president sought Wednesday to defuse Washington’s anger over his past remarks urging hatred of Jews and calling Zionists “pigs” and “bloodsuckers,” telling visiting U.S. senators that his comments were a denunciation of Israeli policies. Both sides appear to want to get beyond the flap: Mohammed Morsi needs America’s help in repairing a rapidly sliding economy, and Washington can’t afford to shun a figure who has emerged as a model of an Islamist leader who maintains his country’s ties with Israel. U.S. Sen. John McCain said a congressional delegation he led that met with Morsi expressed to him their “strong disapproval” about his 2010 comments. The delegation and Morsi had a “constructive dis-

cussion” about the remarks, he told reporters. Still, despite calls by some in Washington to rein in aid to Egypt’s Islamist-led government, McCain said the delegation will press in Congress for approval of some $480 million in new assistance to Cairo. Sen. Lindsey Graham, also in the delegation, warned that “the Egyptian economy is going to collapse if something is not done quickly.” He urged Morsi to finalize a repeatedly delayed deal with the International Monetary Fund for a $4.8 billion loan. The flap was a new twist in Morsi’s attempts to reconcile his background as a veteran of the Muslim Brotherhood – a vehemently anti-Israeli and anti-U.S. group – and the requirements of his role as head of state, which include keeping the strategic relationship with Washington. Morsi’s remarks came from

a mix of speeches he made in 2010 when he was a leading Brotherhood figure. The remarks were revived when an Egyptian TV show aired them to highlight and mock Morsi’s current policies. On Tuesday, the White House denounced the comments as “deeply offensive.” In the video, Morsi refers to “Zionists” as “bloodsuckers who attack Palestinians” as well as “the descendants of apes and pigs.” He says Egyptians should nurse their children on “hatred for them: for Zionists, for Jews. They must be breast-fed hatred.” He also calls President Barack Obama a liar. Morsi, who came to office in June, told the visiting U.S. delegation on Wednesday that the remarks were taken out of context, aimed at criticizing Israeli policies, and not Jews, according to presidential spokesman Yasser Ali.

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Mass. lawyer: Told prosecutor Swartz suicidal By DENISE LAVOIE

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BOSTON – A lawyer who formerly represented Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz on hacking charges said Monday he told federal prosecutors about a year ago that Swartz was a suicide risk. Swartz, 26, was found dead of an apparent suicide in his New York apartment Friday. Andrew Good, a Boston attorney who represented Swartz in the case last year, said he told federal prosecutors in Massachusetts that Swartz was a suicide risk. “Their response was, put

him in jail, he’ll be safe there,” Good said. A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz declined comment. “We would like to respect the family’s privacy,” Christina DiIorio-Sterling said. “We don’t think it’s appropriate to discuss the case at this time.” Aaron Swartz was Swartz facing a potentially lengthy prison sentence after being indicted in Boston in 2011 for allegedly gaining access to academic articles

from a computer archive at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The charges carried a maximum penalty of decades in prison. Swartz’s most recent attorney, Elliot Peters, said prosecutors told him two days before Swartz’s death that Swartz would have to spend six months in prison and plead guilty to 13 charges if he wanted to avoid going to trial. Peters said he and prosecutors had talked repeatedly about making some sort of plea deal, but had failed to come to any agreement. Then last Wednesday, Peters brought up the possibility of a deal again.

He said he told prosecutors “that we should find a way to resolve the case that didn’t destroy Aaron’s life.” Peters said prosecutors made it clear their position had not changed: they wanted Swartz to plead to 13 counts and the government would seek six months of prison time or some “slightly lesser” amount of time. Elliot said they rejected the deal and he believed they would win the case at trial, which was scheduled to begin in April. Prosecutors dismissed the charges against Swartz on Monday.

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sions targeting security forces and a university campus that killed more than 100 people in two days. Powerful suicide car bombs that killed about two dozen people in Idlib marked another escalation in the fight for control of northern Syria, a key battlefield in the country’s civil war. The day before, massive blasts heavily damaged the main university in the commercial hub of Aleppo, killing 87 people and wounding scores of others.


U.S. confirms Americans taken after Algeria attack

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday the U.S. “will take all necessary and proper steps” to deal with an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria that has resulted in Americans and other foreigners taken hostage. Panetta would not detail what such steps might be, but he condemned the incident as “terrorist attack” and likened it to al-Qaida activities in Pakistan,

2 dead after helicopter crashes in London

LONDON – A helicopter crashed into a crane and fell on a crowded street in central London during rush hour Wednesday, sending flames and black plumes of smoke into the air. The pilot and one person on the ground were killed and 13 others injured, officials said. The helicopter crashed in misty weather just south of

Syrian army intensifies offensive against rebels

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speaking at a White House ceremony with school children and their parents. “And Congress must act soon.” The president’s announcements capped a swift and wide-ranging effort, led by Vice President Joe Biden, to respond to the deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. But Obama’s gun-control proposals set him up for a tough political fight with Congress as he starts his second term, when he’ll need Republican support to meet three looming fiscal deadlines and pass comprehensive immigration reform. “I will put everything I’ve got into this, and so will Joe,” the president said. “But I tell you, the only way we can change is if the American people demand it.” Key congressional leaders were tepid in their response to the White House proposals. Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s office signaled no urgency to act, with spokesman Michael Steel saying only that “House committees of jurisdiction will review these recommendations. And if the Senate passes a bill, we will also take a look at that.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he was committed to ensuring that the Senate will consider gun violence legislation “early this year.” But he did not endorse any of Obama’s specific proposals. The president vowed to use “whatever weight this office

At a glance Proposals for curbing gun violence announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama that need congressional action: • Requiring background checks on all gun sales. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said 40 percent of gun sales are conducted with no criminal background check, such as at gun shows and by private sellers over the Internet or through classified ads. Obama said there should be exceptions for cases such as certain transfers among family members and temporary transfers for hunting purposes. • Reinstating the assault weapons ban. A 10-year ban on high-grade, military-style weapons expired in 2004. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says such a ban might clear the Senate but doubts it could get through the House. • Renewing a 10-round limit on the size of ammunition magazines. • Prohibiting the possession, transfer, manufacture and import of dangerous armor-piercing bullets. • Senate confirmation of a director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agency has been run by an acting director, Todd Jones, whom Obama will nominate to become director. • New gun-trafficking laws penalizing people who help criminals get guns. holds” to fight for his recommendations. He’s likely to travel around the country in the coming weeks to rally public support and could engage his still-active presidential campaign operation in the effort. But he’ll have to overcome a well-financed countereffort by the NRA. “This will be difficult,” Obama acknowledged. “There will be pundits and politicians and special-interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical, all-out assault on liberty – not because that’s true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves.” The president, speaking in front of an audience that included families of some of those killed in Newtown, said 900 Americans had lost their lives to gun violence in the four weeks since the school

shootings. “We can’t put this off any longer,” Obama declared. “Every day we wait, the number will keep growing.” Many Democrats say an assault weapons ban faces the toughest road in Congress. Obama wants lawmakers to reinstate the expired 1994 ban on the high-grade weapons, and strengthen the measure to prevent manufacturers from circumventing the prohibition by making cosmetic changes to banned guns. The president also is likely to face opposition to his call for Congress to limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. But Democrats are hopeful they can build consensus around the president’s call for universal background checks. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says 40 percent of gun sales are

conducted with no criminal background checks, such as in some instances at gun shows or by private sellers over the Internet or through classified ads. The NRA is opposed to all three measures. In a statement Wednesday, the gun lobby said, “Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected” by Obama’s efforts and the nation’s children “will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy.” And on the eve of Obama’s announcement, the NRA released an online video accusing him of being an “elitist hypocrite” for sending his daughters to school with armed Secret Service agents while opposing having guards with guns at all U.S. schools. White House spokesman Jay Carney called the video “repugnant and cowardly.” The president’s proposals include a $150 million request to Congress that would allow schools to hire 1,000 new police officers, counselors and psychologists. The White House plan also includes legislative and executive action to increase mental health services, including boosting funding for training aimed at getting young people into treatment more quickly. A lopsided 84 percent of Americans back broader background checks, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Almost six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws, the same poll showed, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games, movies and TV shows.

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Continued from page A1 The president called on Congress to ban militarystyle assault weapons – the ones used in the attacks at a school in Newtown and a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. All that a ban on assault weapons would do, Rueff said, is put guns in the hands of criminals, not law-abiding citizens. “Now the bad guy is going to have the large round magazine,” he said. “ ... The president wants us good guys limited to 10-round magazines.” John Larimer was one of 12 people killed in the theater shooting in Colorado. Speaking from his Crystal Lake home, Larimer’s father, Scott, said he has yet to form an opinion on the president’s gun-control proposals. John Larimer, 27, died protecting his girlfriend during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in July. The Larimer family declined an invitation to attend the reopening today of the theater in Aurora. The Larimers have been following court hearings for the accused shooter, James Holmes, and get regular updates from the prosecution. “We need to get through dealing with this situation,” Scott Larimer said. “The next hearing is in March, and we’re wondering how that will come out.” Obama’s proposals unveiled Wednesday mirror Clinton-era bans that expired in 2004. The gun-control debate “has been going on for a lot longer, it’s been going on since the 1960s,” Scott Larimer said. Local gun enthusiasts said they saw the writing on the wall after the shooting in Newtown. “It doesn’t surprise me, and all it does is nothing – a bunch of nothing,” said Dan Laudick, the owner and chief instructor at Northwest Suburban and Tactical Training Center in McHenry. “Clinton tried this same feat

back when he was in office, and it didn’t stop anybody from getting killed. All it did was make a bunch of people angry and guns more valuable.” Not all of Obama’s proposals were resisted, however. Laudick and Rueff were supportive of the president’s call for enhanced background checks. Both submit background checks on gun purchases made at their stores. Obama used his executive authority to increase the information available in data banks in the background check system. The president ordered federal agencies to make “relevant data” available to the federal background check system and to remove barriers that might prevent states from providing information, particularly mental health data, for background checks. Caught in a web of privacy laws, background checks don’t adequately address whether someone is mentally ill, Laudick said. But Illinois gun laws already address what gun-control supporters call the “gun show loophole.” Barry Hulden owns H.B. Arms in Lakemoor and will be at a gun show Sunday in Crystal Lake. No one can attend the show and walk away with a weapon, he said. Gun shows here still need to comply with the background check laws same as retailers do. “We have probably the strongest background checks in Illinois right now,” he said. “I don’t know if you could make it any tougher.” Curbing gun violence should require a deeper look at the one holding the gun, Hulden said. “I think you have to look at the source,” Hulden said. “We blame the gun, [but] the gun is the tool. Look at the real problem. Look at how many guns we have that never commit a crime because they’re legally in the hands of American citizens.”

• Northwest Herald reporter Joseph Bustos and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Armstrong’s legacy of lies, cheating

Cheating, sadly, has become all too commonplace in American society. Whether it’s to get ahead in For the record school, the workplace or any other Lance Armstrong’s specfacet of life, too tacular fall hopefully will serve many Americans as a lesson to anyone who is have embraced considering cheating as a way cheating as the to get ahead in life. easy way to stay ahead of the competition. Cheating comes in many forms. In the sports world the past couple of decades, cheating largely has centered around the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The list of athletes whose legacies have been tarnished after it was revealed they took drugs such as steroids and HGH is a long one. Barry Bonds. Roger Clemens. Marion Jones. Ben Johnson. Shawne Merriman. While it’s long been suspected that seventime Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was a part of that list, it became official this week. On Monday, Armstrong admitted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs. That interview will be broadcast in two parts starting tonight on the Oprah Winfrey Network. A former triathlete who began to focus exclusively on cycling in the early 1990s, Armstrong’s story is well-documented. In 1996, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that also had spread to his brain and lungs. After a couple of surgeries and extensive chemotherapy, he beat the disease and resumed competing. During his record Tour de France run, he often was accused of doping, but he was steadfast in his denials. Perhaps his greatest sin was how aggressively – and undeservedly, we now know – he attacked the character of his accusers. As his successes mounted and his popularity grew, the cancer-support organization that Armstrong founded, Livestrong, exploded. Since 1997, it has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to help improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors. There’s little doubt that Armstrong has done a world of good in the cancer-fighting community. But that does not excuse his cheating, or his years of deception and character assassination of others. Livestrong hopefully will live on. It has done too much good to be tainted by Armstrong’s lies. But Armstrong’s legacy is forever tarnished. He let millions of fans down – by cheating, by lying about it, and by disingenuously attacking others. We hope his story is a lesson for those who consider cheating to get ahead.


Rewarding NCAA athletes

As a reward for competing in the Sugar Bowl, Florida and Louisville players received gifts of a Fossil watch, a New Era cap, and a Boxer & Stine hoodie. The NCAA allows each bowl to provide up to $550 in gifts to 125 participants per school, while the schools can provide a little extra. The reward to the Florida athletic association? Last year, each SEC school received $20.1 million in bowl bounties despite teams keeping $12.8 million for expenses. Anyone who pretends that college football players are being properly compensated with scholarships and other benefits from universities is being disingenuous. These are college students who essentially are being stiffed the wages that they’re due for full-time jobs – albeit higher-profile ones than a typical college job like waiting tables. That might finally be changing, albeit in a small way. The head of the NCAA now supports a stipend for athletes to cover costs beyond tuition, books and fees. Both coaches in the BCS championship spoke in support of the idea. “I still think the overriding factor here is that these young men put in so much time with being a student and then their responsibilities playing the sport, that they don’t have an opportunity to make any money at all,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. Kelly is right. College football’s enormous TV contracts are just the beginning of the hypocrisy of not properly compensating players. College athletes also have their likenesses used in video games and jerseys with their numbers sold by their schools without seeing the first penny. A stipend seems the minimum that colleges can provide to athletes making millions for The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun them.

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8IT’S YOUR WRITE Huntley school plan

To the Editor: “If the discussion wavers to a couple million here and a couple million there …” That’s a quote from Don Drzal, president of District 158’s school board, talking about $39 million of state-funded improvements to Huntley High School. “Wavers,” Don? That strikes me as a rather casual word for a school board president to use when discussing “a couple of million” dollars, not to mention your additional $12 million renovation budget. While our state already has given the district $39 million, that money plus the $12 million came from taxpayers, district residents included. A 19-member committee has created a plan to use those funds to accommodate a projected high school population of 3,000 by 2019, a plan to “provide the best high school we can afford,” said John Burkey, the district’s superintendent. “The best,” John? Why not something more realistic, something that this time around will give us more bang for our tax bucks. The best the board was able to do in years past was to create classrooms that were designed for just 24 students each, now crammed with 30. How farsighted was that? But why will Huntley High even need more or larger classrooms when, according to Anne Pasco, chairwoman of the Blended Learning Department, “students (will) complete course work online and outside of school with face-to-face meetings with teachers during the week?” And what will the district’s well-paid teachers do with all their spare time when they’ll meet their students so infrequently? Phil Grisolia Huntley

Corporate gun industry

To the Editor: As a citizen of the United States of America, my 4-year-old granddaughter’s right and need to attend school from kindergarten through college (or go to any other public location) without being murdered, outweighs and overrides your right and need to purchase militarygrade style automatic/semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity bullet magazines. If you can’t protect your family with a 10-bullet magazine handgun or shoot a deer with a rifle, then maybe you need to learn how to shoot. And if you really believe (really?) that President Barack Obama has

a “secret” agenda to have U.S. military forces invade your home and take away your guns, then you are a perfect example of why mandatory mental health background checks should be required by law before anyone can purchase a gun in this country. The corporate gun-manufacturing industry is playing you like a fiddle and laughing all the way to the bank. Brenda Drake McHenry

Realistic gun control

To the Editor In Taft, Calif., we are yet again faced with yet another school shooting less than a month after the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary. Fortunately, this time, I don’t need to write to the victims’ families to offer my prayers for their loss. However, it only solidifies the fact that now is the time to talk about gun control. I’m not suggesting that the government take away all firearms as that – of course – is unconstitutional. Conversely, I’m not suggesting that we keep our current gun laws and just “enforce” the laws better – as this ineffective measure has proven completely irresponsible. What I’m suggesting is that as a society with a common concern, we begin discussing realistic policy for gun control. Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Let’s stop the insanity and get serious about gun reform. Erik Cuchna Crystal Lake

Small church, big mission

To the Editor: As a member of a local Protestant church, I’d like to lift up a neighboring congregation that Woodstock residents should be aware of. Once a month, I volunteer at a PADS site in Woodstock at Redeemer Lutheran on Dean Street. I work with the Tebo brothers and Elly, a working mom, to make breakfast for between 25 to 40 people. For many years, Redeemer Lutheran has served lunch for the homeless, but this year the congregation has taken on the additional responsibility of providing beds for the homeless once a week. Many people volunteer their time. Other churches, Woodstock High School Key Club/Student Council and youth groups provide meals and toiletry items for the homeless. Some of the faces of our


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guests are familiar from past years, while others use the site only once. Some grab a lunch before breakfast and leave for work. Some bring families with small children; some are single women. All need a safe, warm place for the night. Redeemer has chosen to look outside of itself in its response to Jesus’ teachings. Whether or not this is your faith, I propose that this community mission work belongs to all of us. If it’s important to you as you read this, help Redeemer with the operational costs of running the program. Attend a service and give in the offering plate, drop a check at the church office, or mail a check to Redeemer Lutheran. Ron Bendis

First Presbyterian, Woodstock

Gun ownership

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the flurry of letters defending the Second Amendment on its original purpose, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, “to protect ourselves from the tyranny of government.” In those days, everybody had guns because there was plenty to protect yourself against, including your neighbor since there was no police protection; Native American attacks from the original Americans who were mighty upset because we took their land; the British or French army from invading again; or the tyranny of the New colonial government with talk about organizing a standing army that could take away our new rights. In 1789, everybody, just about, had a gun and needed one. Not so today. Most of the people I know don’t need one. But there are some who do. So the solution is not the Second Amendment, where everyone has the right to a gun, or those who claim nobody should have a gun. Here I think there can be great agreement among most of us, that there has to be restrictions, penalties, enforcement, much stronger than what we have, about who can have and keep a gun. There is also mental health services, a culture of gun violence, criminals who do most of the kill-

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ing, and the question of who is at risk for killing someone. In other words, a whole shifting to help make it much harder for the next Newton massacre to happen. We need to begin talking together seriously about these things. Dan Larsen Woodstock

Lanza a murderer

To the Editor: Dick Peterson’s “Views” column of Dec. 21, about the Newton tragedy, was excellent. As he said, such an event always prompts questions about a perpetrator’s mental health. Dick referenced the facts that people with mental illness are no more likely to be violent than people without mental illness, and that alcohol abuse and other drug abuse is far more likely to result in violent behavior than mental illness by itself. The Associated Press article of Dec. 22 about the NRA spokesman’s comments was disturbing. Wayne LaPierre spoke defiantly in a lengthy tirade at a so-called news conference, and forwarded rather bizarre ideas. He unequivocally connected mental illness and violence. A Chicago Tribune “Voice of the People” article in 1988 about the school shootings in Winnetka stated: “Laurie Dann is a murderer. This is the fact. It sounds horrible because it is horrible. Calling this mental illness is a lie.” Adam Lanza was a murderer. That is a fact. It sounds horrible because it is horrible. Calling this mental illness is a lie. Edward Rickert McHenry

Rakow Speedway

To the Editor: All the improvements are now done on Rakow Road, but there is one thing they forgot to do – rename the road to Rakow Speedway. It seems to me, 45 mph means 55 mph or higher. Let’s all slow down and be considerate to other drivers. Ken Hankel Crystal Lake

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WONDER LAKE – A former Wonder Lake man was in the McHenry County Jail on Wednesday, accused of sexually assaulting two girls when they were 6 years old. Louis P. Hoerauf, 34, of 23513 Field Road, Lake Zurich, was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. His bond was set at $100,000; he must post $10,000 to be released. Hoerauf was interviewed and admitted to assaulting both children, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. James Popovits said the first victim, now 14 years old, disclosed the assault to a counselor, who then reported it to police. A second alleged victim, a now 18-year-old who is related to the first girl, then said she was assaulted, when she was about 6 years old. The victims lived with Hoerauf in Wonder Lake, but he is not related to them, Popovits said. Popovits declined to comment on their relationship to Hoerauf. Hoerauf’s next scheduled court

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8LOCAL DEATHS Richard Chalfin 88, Richmond Edward F. Domagalski 82, Huntley Patrick Harold Sheahan 84, Algonquin diane “dee” stowell 69, Crystal Lake Lawrence F. “Larry” Wilkas 79, Huntley OBITuArIEs on pages B4-5

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County Board to consider referendum on popular election By KEvIN P. CrAvEr WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board members have gathered enough signatures to force a special meeting to decide whether to seek an April referendum that would ask voters whether they want to directly elect the board chairman. The faction submitted a petition at Tuesday evening’s board meeting to County Clerk Katherine Schultz with

What it means McHenry County Board members who want an April referendum asking voters whether they want to elect the board chairman have forced a special meeting to vote on the issue. Eleven board members signed the petition for a meeting.

If you go The special meeting starts at 9 a.m. Friday at the county Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock.

the signatures of 11 of the board’s 24 members. Eight signatures are needed under board rules to call a special

meeting. The move comes a day after the board’s Management Services Com-

Board rules require eight signatures to convene a special meeting.

SEEING A PATTERN McHenry County Historical Society quilters work on quilt to be raffled in October

mittee discussed, but did not move forward with, putting a referendum on the ballot, and one week before the Jan. 22 deadline to do so. Currently, the board chairman is chosen by the 24-member board after each November election. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. Friday, the soonest it can to meet the 48hour advance notice requirement under the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

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District 50 finalizes teachers’ contract Salaries will go up nearly 3 percent in 2-year deal By SHAWN SHINNEMAN

MAN gETs 4 YEArs IN duI CrAsH

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man who police said drove drunk and caused a crash that killed his passenger was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison. Enrique Hernandez, 24, pleaded guilty in September to aggravated driving under the influence, a Class 2 felony. Police said Hernandez had a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.20 percent, more than twice the 0.08 legal limit, when he crashed a 2005 Acura TL on Aug. 16, 2009. He was driving north on Raffel Road near Charles Road, ran a stop sign, veered off the road and crashed into trees at 4:41 a.m., police said. His passenger, 22-year-old Carlos D. Ramon-Cabrera of Woodstock, was pronounced dead at the scene.


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HARVARD – Teacher salaries will increase by nearly 3 percent this school year and next as part of a new District 50 collective-bargaining agreement. The school board unanimously ratified the two-year contract Wednesday night after union members – formally known as the Harvard Education Association – agreed to the terms of the deal Dec. 20. The contract covers the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. Under the agreeDick Stoxen ment, teacher salaries will rise 2.96 percent this year and 2.85 percent next year. The base salary for teachers will rise $805 over the next two years. “We increased the base salary by more than $800 because we want to continue to attract quality new teachers,” said Lauri Tobias, District 50 superintendent. The contract includes a less than 1 percent increase to retirement system payments over the next two years. Insurance payments from the district will remain the same. The school board had anticipated salary increases and incorporated them into its 2013 budget, board President Dick Stoxen said.

TOP: Holly Scott cuts a piece of fabric that will be included on the 2014 McHenry County Historical Society Heritage Quilters quilt. ABOVE: Jan Knight discusses the McHenry County Historical Society Heritage Quilters quilt Wednesday. The quilt is nearly complete and will be raffled in October. RIGHT: Scott (left) begins sewing a patch for the McHenry County Historical Society Heritage Quilters quilt Wednesday. More than 40 people will contribute squares to the quilt, which takes a year to complete. Photos by Jim Dallkee –

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Development at the heart of D-157 asks: Too Kierna’s state of Cary address many field trips? By EMILY K. COLEMAN


CARY – In his last state of the community address, village President Tom Kierna on Wednesday talked about economic successes and plans to further economic development in the village. During the Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce event, Kierna discussed how the village has restructured its administrative staff, outsourced some services and eliminated 2.5 positions, which allowed it to hire a director of community and economic development. Community and Economic Development Director Christopher Stilling started working for the village this week. He will earn $100,000 a year, Kierna said. “We’re happy to have Chris on board,” Kierna said. “He comes with a thick Rolodex, and we’re excited to have him.” Kierna is not running for re-election, making it his last state of the community ad-

RICHMOND – Do Richmond-Burton High School students go on too many field trips? The question was raised by District 157 board President Cindy Holtz, who said she’s not sure of the answer. “We are seeing an increase in the requests, but it’s more of an issue not of seeing an increase in requests as much as making sure that we are knowing what the students are doing, where they’re doing it and when they’re doing it,” Holtz said. The district will put together a committee of teachers, students and the board to look at field-trip policy. Tom Gough will represent the board. Currently, field trips require the approval of the superintendent or a designee, and students need permission of a parent or guard-

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Cary village President Tom Kierna reflects Wednesday before his final state of the community address. dress. The village is working to improve internal operations, Kierna said. “We have a healthy financial situation in the village,” he said. “We continue to operate in a fiscal and frugal manner. I gotta give a lot of credit to our department heads who

really manage the expense line items.” Kierna discussed progress in economic development, including new businesses in the village in the past year or ones that plan to take up business there this year.

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“We are seeing an increase in the requests, but it’s more of an issue not of seeing an increase in requests as much as making sure that we are knowing what the students are doing, where they’re doing it and when they’re doing it.” Cindy Holtz

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ian. They are responsible for their own admission fees, food, lodging and miscellaneous costs. The school also can charge a bus fee for transportation costs. Those fees are waived for students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.

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Resident disputes village’s legal advice By EMILY K. COLEMAN

Johnsburg resident who’s running to unseat the current village president. The letter cites the village attorney. Haney said she thinks the village attorney is wrong and she doesn’t plan to drop the issue. “I have to tell you that’s the most unsubstantiated legal battle I’ve ever seen,” she said. “I’m embarrassed that JOHNSBURG – If Johnsburg residents want to elect their village clerk, they need to gather enough signatures to put a question on the ballot. That’s according to a letter from the village administrator to Maggie Haney, a longtime

this is the legal advice the village is receiving.” Haney is the president of Haney Construction, which primarily works in remodeling. She’s currently studying to become a registered medical assistant. The brief, five-line letter doesn’t cite specific statutes, and Haney said her research has led her to a different con-

If you go The Johnsburg Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. today at the Johnsburg Village Hall, 1515 Channel Beach Ave. clusion. While a petition is one way to get the question on the ballot, Haney said she doesn’t think



Chili Open rescheduled to Feb. 2

Sessions to help seniors reduce fear of falling

NORThWEsT hERALD CRYSTAL LAKE – Because of poor ice conditions, the Chili Open Golf Classic has been rescheduled for Feb. 2 on Crystal Lake. It had been originally scheduled for Saturday at Crystal Lake Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive in Crystal Lake. Tee times begin at 8 a.m. and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee for the Chili Open is $115 per team

(foursome). Participants may register online at and use program code 1405-0. Registration also may be done in person at the park district’s office, 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If ice conditions are poor, the event will be rescheduled for Feb, 16. Golfers will play one championship, nine-hole, par 32 course on frozen Crystal Lake. No golf-

ing experience is needed, just three friends, a few short irons and a putter. Painted golf balls, prizes and side games are provided. All foursomes will receive a bowl of chili and the chance to win several prizes, including golf bags, golf clubs, golf apparel and gift cards. Golfers can decorate a sled and enter the Chili Open “Best Sled” contest for a chance to win additional prizes. For information, call Connie Cooke at 815-459-0680, ext. 213.


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CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Senior Services Associates will offer “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” for eight weeks starting Feb. 12. The sessions will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the agency, 110 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. A workbook is provided and refreshments will be served. Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop such fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness and make the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. “A Matter of Balance” can improve their quality of life and help keep them independent. “A Matter of Balance” is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce the risk of falls, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. For information or to register, call Claudia Aquilina at 815-3567457.

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ing. The letter sent to Haney this week reiterates that. Haney said she plans to attend Johnsburg’s meeting this evening and bring up the issue again. If the board still doesn’t go for it, she said she hopes to continue advocating for the resolution as village president. At this point, her plans do not include pursuing the petition option.

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CRYSTAL LAKE – The Alzheimer’s Association will present “The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Senior Services Associates, 110 W. Woodstock St. The seminar will include detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease and more. It is hosted by Faith in Action of McHenry County. There is no charge to attend. For information, call 815-4553120 or visit

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CRYSTAL LAKE – The fourth annual Park Place Bridal Fair is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St. Admission is free. Brides-tobe can meet with more than 30 vendors and have the chance to win raffle prizes. Advance registration at is encouraged. Those who preregister will receive two raffle ticket entries instead of one. Featured vendors are Gipper Formalwear Tux, Gipper Formalwear Bridal, Sunshine Travel, SW Travel, Apple Creek Flowers, Renees of Ridgefield, Sweet Pea


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Groundhog Day festivities run several days NORTHWEST HERALD WOODSTOCK – In “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray’s character is stuck in a cycle repeating the same day over and over again. The movie, made in Woodstock, was released 20 years ago. Ever since, Woodstock has been stuck in a cycle reliving the holiday in which a furry rodent predicts the weather. Over the years, Wood-

stock’s Groundhog Day festivities have evolved into almost a week of events, running this year from Jan. 27 through Feb. 3. Festivities start with a pancake breakfast by the Woodstock Lions Club from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 27 at the Woodstock Moose Lodge. On Jan. 31, Woodstock Willie makes his appearance in front of the Opera House on the Square for the Awakening of the Groundhog at 6 p.m.

There will be a Groundhog Day trivia contest in the Stage Left Café. This is one of the weekend’s free events. On Feb. 1, the Woodstock Moose will be the place for the annual Groundhog Day Dinner/Dance. There will be an Italian buffet followed by live entertainment with the band Rumor Has It. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Proceeds will go to Moose Charities and Pioneer Center.

The main event – the Prognostication – will be at 7 a.m. Feb. 2 on the Square. The event is free. At 7:30 a.m., the Groundhog Day Breakfast will take place just off the Square at the Woodstock VFW on Throop Street. Tickets, which must be bought in advance, are $15. A showing of the movie “Groundhog Day” will be at 10 a.m. at the Woodstock Cinema on Main Street. Nationally known storyteller Jim May



D-156 to seek technology bids

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McHENRY – District 156 will seek bids next month for school telecommunications and Internet technology services. Administrators and school board members reviewed the annual application process for federal e-rate reimbursement, under the Federal Communications Commission, during Tuesday’s board meeting. The e-rate program provides schools reimbursement, depending on a school’s percentage of low-income students, for telecommunications services and Internet access. District 156 is eligible for reimbursement rate of 50 percent this year, said Joe Zelek, director of network technology services. If contracts for district telecommunications services are not signed in time, “then we’re not eligible for the 50 percent reimbursement,” he told the board. The district must have a request for proposals filed and posted by

Feb. 14, he said. Superintendent Gina Swinney said the administration needs answers from the board “fairly soon” and “make decisions in February about what we hope things are going to look like in the fall in order for it to work.” The discussion ties into the ongoing goals under the district’s technology plan. For more than a year, school administrators and staff have worked to develop a plan to boost technology for classroom learning and teaching, and expand Internet access for both high school campuses. A solid, wireless infrastructure is the leading solution to current technological shortcomings, Zelek said. Come spring, the district has a chance to secure $2.2 million in interest rate savings to go toward those needs when voters go to the polls. The anticipated savings comes from refinancing district bonds totaling $29 million. The April 9 ballot question will ask voters whether the

district can use the money for technology and infrastructure improvements for both campuses or whether it should go back to taxpayers at a slight reduction in their tax bills. For the owner of a $200,000 house, the reduction would amount to $14 a year. Administrators and school board officials said persuading property owners to let the district keep the $2.2 million won’t be an easy sell, especially since the school board last week approved an 8 percent tax levy increase. On average, computers at both campuses are 10 years old, and classrooms lack projectors, meaning that teachers have to share mobile projectors. The district buildings run on 41 megabytes, a small Internet band-width network, Zelek said. “Either way, whether the referendum goes through or the referendum doesn’t go through, the plan is to open up our network as much as possible to staff and hopefully to students and do the best we can with what we can afford,” he said.

People in Need Forum set for Jan. 26 CRYSTAL LAKE – The 10th annual People in Need Forum will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14. It is open to the public and beneficial to community volunteers, staff members from human service agencies, civic and government leaders and officials, human resources personnel from area corporations and companies, and faith-based organizations. The forum connects participants to community resources and information for those in need. The half-day event will begin with a continental breakfast and registration. High-

ie. The movie, storytelling, walking tour and symposium are free. On Feb. 3, there will be another free showing of “Groundhog Day” at the Woodstock Cinema at 10 a.m. followed at noon by another guided tour with stories of the places around town used in the movie starting in front of the Opera House. For information, visit www.woodstockgroundhog. org or call 815-334-2620.

Jan. 29 at the Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St., Crystal Lake. The second recruitment night will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., Woodstock. Current advocates will answer questions and share experiences. For information about the event or to learn about CASA, email or call 815-363-5920.

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lights of the morning include educational sessions and presentations to resolve carereceiver issues. Ley sessions will be offered in two time periods. The popular roundtable sessions will return this year. About 40 exhibit booths of community, social service and government agencies in McHenry County will provide information about resources on issues such as utility assistance, food stamps, health care, bullying, transportation options, homelessness, affordable housing, debt management, domestic violence, legal matters and veterans’ affairs. “The forum is available to anyone interested in helping those in need and learning

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McHENRY – CASA of McHenry County offers a way to volunteer and give a voice to abused and neglected children in the county. The agency will have two informational sessions for prospective volunteers to learn how they can become advocates for children. CASA of McHenry County is a nonprofit organization that trains and supports volunteers to speak and act as advocates for abused and neglected children. They are trained to work within the child welfare and family court systems and are appointed by judges to individual cases. With the help of a CASA volunteer, a child is half as likely as others to languish in the foster-care system and twice as likely to find a safe and permanent home. The first advocate recruitment night will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Route 12 head-on crash injures 71-year-old man By CHELSEA McdOUGALL

the man was wearing his seat belt, Richmond Township Fire Protection District Chief Rick Gallas said. “We had an accident on [Dec. 23] in almost the exact same place, this was maybe about 200 feet to the south,” the fire chief said. Heather Paprocki, 43, of McHenry later died from injuries she suffered in the December crash. The 71-year-old man was taken to Centegra Hospital –

RICHMOND – Two vehicles collided head-on Wednesday in nearly the same location as a fatal crash last month. About 4:58 p.m. crews were called to Route 12, just south of Hill Road. The driver of a minivan, a 71-year-old unidentified man, whose car was in the middle of the road, had to be extricated from his vehicle. Airbags deployed in the van, and

McHenry with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. The second driver, an unidentified 53-year-old man, was walking and responsive when crews arrived on the scene, Gallas said. His car went into a nearby ditch. He was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries. Route 12 was closed as fire crews took about 15 minutes to extricate the minivan driver and clear the scene.

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A 71-year-old man driving a minivan on Route 12 near Hill Road was involved in a head-on collision. The unidentified man was taken to Centegra Hospital – McHenry with injuries that were not life-threatening. A second man also was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

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Man accused in 8 deaths gets 2nd life sentence By TARA BECkER

MORRISON – An Illinois man accused of killing eight people from two states during a 2008 spree was given a second life sentence Wednesday, this time in the death of a 93-year-old man. A judge in Whiteside County also sentenced Nicholas T. Sheley to 30 years for home invasion and 15 years for residential burglary in the case involving Russell Reed, of Sterling. Jurors convicted Sheley in November. He already was serving life in prison for the murder of Ronald Randall, 65, of Galesburg. Reed’s daughter-in-law, Bonnie Reed, gave an emotional statement in court, calling Sheley an “animal,” The (Sterling) Daily Gazette reported. “I hope you look at this case the rest of your life and think of nothing but what you did,” she said. “In memory of Russell Reed, the first one that you killed, I hope you never forget what you did.”

GRAYSLAKE – Thousands of students in northern Illinois won’t be in school after teachers went out on strike. The strike that began Wednesday involves about 4,000 elementary and middle school students in Community Consolidated School District 46, which serves Grayslake, Round Lake, Lake Villa and several other communities in suburban Chicago. Superintendent Ellen Correll said negotiators failed to reach an agreement Tuesday. Jim Pergander of the Lake County Federation of Teachers says the talks stalled over pay.

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Nicholas T. Sheley is led into a Whiteside County courtroom Wednesday in Morrison to be sentenced for the 2008 murder of 93-year-old Russell Reed of Sterling. Sheley received a life sentence without parole. Sheley has been accused of killing eight people from two states in 2008. He already was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 65-year-old Ronald Randall of Galesburg. Sheley declined to give a statement in court. The judge also denied a request from Sheley’s defense attorney for a new trial in Reed’s killing. Illinois Attorney General

Lisa Madigan said in a statement that life in prison was the appropriate sentence. “Today’s sentencing ensures that Nicholas Sheley will continue to pay for his ac-

tions for the remainder of his life,” Madigan said. Prosecutors said Sheley killed Reed in his home in Sterling about 115 miles west of Chicago on June 23, 2008, and stole his car. Reed’s body was found in the car’s trunk three days later. Four days after Reed was found, the bodies of Brock Branson, 29; Kenneth Ulve, 25; Kilynna Blake, 20; and Blake’s 2-year-old son, Dayan, were found in an apartment in Rock Falls. The town sits just across the Rock River from Sterling. That same day, Randall was found behind a grocery store 80 miles southwest in Galesburg, and a Sherwood, Ark., couple attending a graduation in Missouri were found behind a gas station in Festus, south of St. Louis. Jill and Tom Estes were 54. Sheley was arrested outside a Granite City bar the next day. Sheley’s third and next trial is tentatively set for June in the four deaths in Rock Falls.


died: Jan. 15, 2013; in Richmond RICHMOND – Richard Chalfin, 88, of Richmond, formerly of Dundee, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are pending Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home in Richmond. For information, call the funeral home at 815-678-7311.

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HUNTLEY – Edward F. Domagalski, 82, of Huntley, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. He was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Chicago, the son of Stanley and Hattie (Jakubowska) Domagalski. He was a proud United States Army veteran who served during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. On May 24, 1958, he married Mary Luigia Parolin in Chicago. Ed worked for Teletype in Skokie for 26 years. After his retirement, he worked at Grafton Township and Alliance Contractors in Woodstock for many years. He also served on the Huntley Planning Commission. For 20 years, Ed hosted “Ed Fest,”

a barbecue for friends and family. He was a regular at the American Legion Steak Fry and enjoyed meeting friends for breakfast at the local diners. He loved gardening, woodworking, model trains and his dogs. He is survived by his loving children, Paul (Colleen) Doman, Mark (Deborah) Domagalski, Juliann (Mateo) Munoz and John (Sandy) Domagalski; cherished grandchildren, Moira and Luke Doman; and dear sister, Harriet Walloch. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Mary Lu, on Sept. 2, 1982; brother, Alfred Domagalski; and sister, Henrietta Zaranek. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at James A. O’Connor Funeral Home, 11603 E. Main St., Huntley, and from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral Mass celebration at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Huntley/ Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be directed to the St. Mary Building Fund in care of the church. For information, call the funeral home at 847-669-5111. Sign the guest book at www.

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Continued from page B1 Trips farther than 200 miles or that involve an overnight stay require the school board’s OK. The board approved at least four such trips this year: to Washington, D.C., a SCUBA trip, and trips to France and Spain, board member Michelle Graham said.

Approval is based on educational value, student safety, parent concerns, heightened security alerts and liability concerns, according to the district’s policy. “Big trips is where our concern is,” Holtz said. “[We want] to make sure we are making sure our kids are safe.” Superintendent Dan Oest will look for an all-encompass-

ing policy and not something the breaks down trips by when they occur. The policy has been looked at previously, Holtz said. There was a time when the board approved only one trip every other year and later increased it to two a year. That decision never was codified into the district’s written policy, she said.

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elroy P. Fitzgerald sr.

born: July 18, 1929; in Cary died: Jan. 13, 2013; in Cary

CARY – Elroy P. Fitzgerald Sr., 83, of Cary, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his home. He was born July 18, 1929, in Cary, the son of Patrick and Mildred (Krenz) Fitzgerald. A lifelong resident of Cary, he was a 1947 Crystal Lake Community High School graduate. He was very active and proud of the community. His contributions include Community High School District 155 school board member for 28 years (1973 to 2001), co-founder of Cary Youth Baseball, official referee (football, basketball and baseball) for 54 years, a Pony League and American Legion baseball coach and member of the Cary Historical Society and McHenry County Historical Society. He also was an original member of one of the first 4-H clubs in McHenry County. He was proud of his service to his country as a Korean War veteran. He was a past commander and life member of the Raymond Wascher Post 276 of Cary, as well as a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a veterans assistant to the McHenry County Board. He was a tool-and-die maker by trade and after 58 years, he still was working at the time of his death. He also worked at Curtiss Farms (1946 to 1950). He was a Major League Baseball scout for the Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Algonquin. His greatest honor was having the gym at Cary-Grove High School named for him. Elroy is survived by four children, Debra (Edward) Lechner, Elroy (Elizabeth) Fitzgerald Jr., Linda (David) Sanfilippo and Theresa (Richard) Miller; 16 grandchildren, Lisabeth (Eric) Apgar, Rebecca (Jobin) Kirik, Stephanie Lechner, Amanda (Steven) Knisely, Nathan Lechner, Eric (Katherine) Fitzgerald, Nicole Fitzgerald, Megan Fitzgerald, Lindsy Sanfilippo, John Sanfilippo, April Sanfilippo, Holly (Mike) Ehlenburg, Camelia (Travis) Behrens, Richard Miller II, Brandon Sovsky and Shaun Sovsky; 11 great-grandchildren, Grace Apgar, Jadon Apgar, Alexander Kirik, Alaina Kirik, Noah Knisely, Elijah Knisely, Aaron Knisely, Luke Lechner, Brooklyn Greve, Dayton Goodman and Serafino Miller; two siblings, Patrick (Nancy) Fitzgerald and Shirley (the late Ralph) Schleich; and his dear companion of 46 years, Evelyn O’Halleran. The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2107 Three Oaks Road, Cary. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 320 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Burial will be in Cary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the Elroy P. Fitzgerald Sr. male and female academic/athletic scholarship fund for Cary-Grove High School. For information, call Kahle-Moore Funeral Home at 847-639-3817. Online condolences may be made at Sign the guest book at www.

donna J. Mcshane

born: May 1, 1950; in Chicago died: Jan. 12, 2013 LAKEMOOR – Donna J. McShane, 62, of Lakemoor, and formerly of

Rolling Meadows, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. She was born May 1, 1950, in Chicago. She was the wife of the late Ray; mother of Ray (Jill) and Jim (Amy) Wollack; and grandmother of Miami and Jett Wollack. The visitation will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, until the time of the remembrance at 8 p.m. at Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. For information, call the funeral home at 847-253-0224. Sign the guest book at www.

JaMes a. ogle Jr.

born: June 24, 1922; in Woodstock died: Jan. 16, 2013; in Woodstock WOODSTOCK – James A. Ogle Jr., 90, of Woodstock, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his home in Woodstock. He was born in Woodstock on June 24, 1922, to James A. “Del” and Dorothy (Knaack) Ogle. He was educated and spent virtually all of his life there. He attended Chicago Technical College, both before and after WWII, where he was awarded a BSME degree – Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After WWII, he married Grace M. Ackerman. They had five children together. She died after 16 years of marriage. Jim later married Mrs. Gloria Jean Perdue, a young lady with three children. On Oct. 6, 1942, he enlisted in the U.S/Army Air Corps Reserve. He won his silver wings as a pilot and a commission on March 6, 1944. He served with the 459th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force in Italy as a squadron leader flying four-engine B-24 Liberator Bombers. He was awarded a number of medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters for his service. During the Korean conflict, he had limited service with the Air Force’s Mid-Central Air Procurement Office, working as a production, procurement and preservation officer. He retired with more than 20 years of service. He was very proud to have spent five years of his life building his own home. He and his family occupied that home for more than 55 years. All of his civilian working life was spent in the manufacturing field. He was a machinist, tool maker, designer and mechanical engineer. The U.S. Patent Office issued several patents in his name. The final 20 years of his working life were spent as a factory manager for a NYSE company. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; eight children, James A. (Anna) Ogle III, Robert (Joan) Ogle, Karen Lyons, Barbara (Patrick) Coghlin, J. Gregory Perdue, Donald (Marie) Ogle, Kathy (Steven) Houseman and Russell (Carol) Ogle; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a loving caretaker, Ogie. He was preceded in death by his first wife in 1962; and a son-in-law, Thomas Lyons, in 2005. The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road in Woodstock. The visitation will resume from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the church. Burial with full military honors will be provided by VFW Post 5040 in Oakland Cemetery, which will follow the service. Memorials can be made to either The Salvation Army or Faith In Action, 7105 Virginia St., Suite 21, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. For information, call SchneiderLeucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, at 815-338-1710. Sign the guest book at www.

Patrick h. sheahan

born: March 16, 1928; in Taylorville died: Jan. 1, 2013; in Algonquin ALGONQUIN – Patrick Harold Sheahan, 84, of Algonquin, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in a fire in his home. Patrick was born March 16, 1928, in Taylorville, to William Henry and Gladys Lenora Sill Sheahan. Patrick served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict; after his honorable discharge from the Army, Patrick attended University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Business Education. After obtaining his master’s degree, Patrick taught high school business courses at Joliet Township High School; he then taught high school business at Big Rapids High School in Big Rapids, Mich. After leaving Big Rapids, he attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, where he received his Doctor of Education degree in 1972. After receiving his Ed.D, he taught Business Education at California State University in Northridge, Calif., for one year. He then relocated to Park Forest, where he taught Business Education at Governors State University in University Park. After teaching at Governors State, Patrick taught Business Education at DePaul University in Chicago until his retirement in 1979. Patrick moved to Elgin in 1977, where he resided until 1981, when he moved to Algonquin. Patrick was active in the neighborhood association of the Indian Grove subdivision in Algonquin. He worked as a Realtor for Stark Realtors in Elgin, and owned and operated Alpha-Zed, a home computer-service company. Patrick spent his spare time researching family genealogy, reading mysteries, watching classic movies, listening to big-band music and enjoying the companionship of his beloved dog, Jack. Patrick is survived by his nephew, Robert Dale Sheahan Jr. and his wife, Jackie, of Mosinee, Wis.; and close friends, Philip and Mary Martin of Algonquin. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Gladys; brothers, Edward Thomas Sheahan, William Daniel Sheahan and Robert Dale Sheahan; sister, Eulala Margaret Sheahan Longden Lewis; and his companion of 39 years, David V. Erickson. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Algonquin Cemetery at Route 31 and Cary Algonquin Road. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Patrick’s name can be made to The Sisters of The Holy Family of Nazareth, Des Plaines. Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Algonquin, is assisting the family. For information, call the funeral home at 847-658-4232 or visit www. Sign the guest book at www.

robert J. ‘bob’ solka

born: March 17, 1932 died: Jan. 14, 2013

CHICAGO – Robert J. “Bob” Solka, 80, formerly of Chicago, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. He was born March 17, 1932. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn (nee Fekech) for 45 wonderful years; loving father of David J. (Linda), Christopher R. (Sue) and Lawrence J. (Debbie) Solka and Susan K. (Dave) Cigrang; cherished grandfather of Deborah, Nicholas, Paul, John, Joseph, Madison, Jake and Jordyn; dear brother of the late Ted, Wally and Adolph Solka; and fond

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uncle of many. The visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the funeral home and proceed to St. Eugene Church for a Mass celebration at 10 a.m. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 708-456-8300 or visit www. Sign the guest book at www.

Jack kent starks

born: Sept. 25, 1933 died: Dec. 3, 2012; in Naples, Fla. NAPLES, Fla. – Jack Starks, 79, a former longtime resident of Fox River Grove, passed away in Naples on Dec. 3, 2012. He was born Sept. 25, 1933. He grew up in Nilwood, the fourth of six children of Harry and Virdie Starks. An Army veteran, he served at Fort Sill, Okla., during the Korean War. On Oct. 5, 1955, he married Lynrae Tejcek at the Methodist Church of Fox River Grove. After the Army, he joined the Teamsters Union and was a member in good standing for more than 40 years. He was fortunate to enjoy a long retirement with his wife. He especially enjoyed traveling. Together, he and his wife were able to visit more than 45 states, as well as Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica, where he even tried zip-lining. He is survived by his wife of Naples; five children, Rhonda Golden of White Bear Lake, Minn., Rory (Vicki) Starks of West Union, Iowa, Randy (Pam) Starks of Oakwood Hills, Rene (Jeff) DiPiero of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Ryan (Zahava) Starks of Marengo; and 12 grandchildren, Jeffrey Golden, Bradley Starks, Justin Golden, Kyle Starks, Ashley (Mitch) Bass, Matthew DiPiero, Marie DiPiero, Tyler Starks, Zachary Starks, Tatiana Starks, Connor Starks and Trinity Starks. A private service was in Naples in December. A memorial service will be in Illinois in the summer. Sign the guest book at www.

diane ‘dee’ stowell

born: June 23, 1943; in Iowa City, Iowa died: Jan. 15, 2013; in Crystal Lake CRYSTAL LAKE – It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to Diane “Dee” Stowell. She passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the age of 69 years at her home in Crystal Lake. Diane was born June 23, 1943, and raised in Iowa City, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa City High School in 1961 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree and certificate of Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa in 1965. Two weeks later, she married the love of her life, James K. Stowell of Elgin. They spent two years in Akron, Ohio, and 10 years in Decatur, before settling in Crystal Lake in 1978. Diane then spent four years working as a Learning Center Aide at North Elementary School before returning to the dental field as a hygienist. During that period, she worked for several Crystal Lake dentists. In 1994, she switched from the dental field to the medical field and worked as a medical receptionist for Crystal Lake Orthopedics and Sports Medicine until her retirement in 2004. After retirement, she volunteered at Centegra Hospital – McHenry for many years until her



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cancer diagnosis. She often said her sons were her greatest achievements in life, and her pride and love for them will live on in Dr. James B. Stowell of Lakeville, Minn., and Dr. Jeffrey K. Stowell of Wingdale, N.Y. Her love and devotion to her six grandchildren always were her priority. Alexandra, Jonathan and Jacob Stowell of Minnesota and Casey, Kaylee and Megan Stowell of New York were always most important in her life. Diane was a member of First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, Woman’s Fellowship, and served as a Stephen Minister. She also was a member of the Second Thursday Book Review Club. She enjoyed Bunko nights, Red Hat activities and birthday luncheons. She loved the sunshine, bike rides on Perico Island, Fla., and, most of all, long walks on her favorite Anna Marie Island, Fla., beach. Diane will be remembered most as a loving wife, devoted mother, proud grandmother and loyal friend. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David; and sisters, Joan and Jane. She is survived by her husband, Jim; two sons, James and Jeffrey; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews all over the country. The visitation and memorial service are pending at First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5772, or to Hospice Foundation of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010-3141. Davenport Family Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements. Send online condolences to Diane’s family at www.davenportfamily. com. Sign the guest book at www.

lawrence F. ‘larry’ wilkas born: April 6, 1933; in Chicago died: Jan. 8, 2013

HUNTLEY – Lawrence F. “Larry” Wilkas, 79, passed away Jan. 8, 2013, of complications associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Larry was born April 6, 1933, in Chicago, to the late Wesley and Margaret Wilkas (nee Balda). Larry is survived by his wife, Lois (nee Foloky); seven children, Tom, Judy, Peggy, Anne, Mary Beth, Nancy and Christine; sister, Rosemarie Mochel; 13 grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. Larry attended DePaul University and graduated magna cum laude in his class for both his Bachelor of Science in accounting and Masters of Business Administration in finance. Larry was vice president of human resources for J. Walter Thompson and Canteen Corp. He also was a veteran of the United States Army. Larry was active in Rotary One of Chicago, served on several boards of directors and was active in his church and community. He lived many years in Park Ridge, then a decade in Greenville, S.C., and retired to Huntley. The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until a Mass celebration of Larry’s life at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church, 1352 S. Cumberland Ave., Park Ridge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to an Alzheimer’s research facility of choice or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois. Sign the guest book at www.


Victoria arellano-tafolla: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday, Jan. 18, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 206 E. Front St., Harvard. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Woodstock. For information, call the funeral home at 815-943-5400. Janet w. braschko: The visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road, Fox Lake. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 315 McKinley Ave., Lake Villa. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry. For more information, call the funeral home at 847-587-2100. Millie chewning: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, with a memorial gathering at 7 p.m. at Davenport Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. The Mass celebration will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. edward F. domagalski: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at James A. O’Connor Funeral Home 11603 E. Main St., Huntley. The visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral Mass celebration at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church 10307 Huntley/Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 847-669-5111. ward calvin duel: Interment will be at noon Thursday, Jan. 17, in North Eldorado Cemetery, Eldorado, Wis. For information, call Justen Funeral Home & Crematory at 815-3852400. elaine Marie (burger) hritsuk: The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Road in Algonquin. A visitation in the church chapel from 10 a.m. until the funeral Mass celebration at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Saint Margaret Mary Parish, 111 S. Hubbard St., Algonquin. Interment will follow in Algonquin Cemetery. ralph Potter: The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Martin’s United Church of Christ, 7890 Dittmer Ridge Road, Dittmer, Mo., with a luncheon to follow. edward c. schrader: A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5006 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake. Inurnment will be in Christ the King Cemetery, Wonder Lake. For information, call Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home at 815728-0233. robert J. “bob” solka: The visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge. The funeral service will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home and proceed to St. Eugene Church for a Mass celebration at 10 a.m. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 708-456-8300. diane “dee” stowell: The visitation and memorial service are pending at the First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-459-3411. agnes e. “aggie” wappler: The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Alden United Methodist Church, 16532 Route 173, Harvard. Interment will be in Alden Cemetery. For information, call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home at 815-943-5400.



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Cary working on Jandus Cutoff project • CARY

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He highlighted the demolition of the former SMRT property on the east entrance of town by the Selcke family. The village helped pay for that. “It will be ready for development and we’re excited about the development opportunities it could bring to the village of Cary,” Kierna said. “It looks better today than it did six months ago. It will look even better someday soon.” The village also is working on a $1.5 million project to realign Jandus Cutoff and has received a state grant of $450,000 and a grant from the McHenry County Council of Mayors of $710,000. The village’s portion of the project is $340,000. Kierna touched on the sale

New water rate schedule The Village Board on Tuesday approved a new water rate schedule to run through April 2018. It calls for a slight decrease and then annual 3 percent increases beginning in May. The rate increase will bring in an additional $1.5 million over the next five years. The village plans $3.5 million to $4 million in capital improvements to the water and sewer system during the next five years. “We’re needing to do infrastructure work that’s been delayed for a number of years,” Village Administrator Chris Clark said. Cary has the fourth-lowest water and sewer rates in the area, Clark said.

– Joseph Bustos

of Sage Products, which has remodeled and expanded its plant, added a wellness center and personnel and still runs independently. “As of right now, it’s all what can we do to help this great story continue,” Sage President and CEO Scott Brown said. “We love this community, we think we can grow to be bigger and better,

and do more good things in the community as we go forward. We’re growing, we’re hiring, due to our expansion.” Kierna discussed the new trash hauler contract with Advanced Disposal that expanded recycling led to savings of 25 percent to 30 percent ifor residents, and the electrical aggregation contract for the village, which reduced elec-

tricity rates 40 percent. About 80 percent of residents are participating in the electrical aggregation program. Jeff Hoffman, president of ACT Network Solutions, asked whether recycling opportunities through the village hauler can be expanded to businesses. He said he has to load his own truck and take recycling from his business to his house, which is in Cary. “Why can’t I pay $10 to throw it in their truck as they drive by?” Hoffman said. “It’s certainly a discussion we could have with the hauler,” Village Administrator Chris Clark said. “It’s certainly a dialogue we like to have with the business community. In some communities, business like to retain their ability to select based on their own needs for garbage and recycling.”

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Negotiations fairly easy, D-50 board members say • ContRACt

Continued from page B1 The two sides began negotiating in June and brought in a federal mediator in October to speed up talks. District 50 spokesman Bill Clow said there was no one issue that divided the two sides when they decided to seek a mediator. “They felt it would move things along,” he said. “And it did.” School board members remarked about the ease of negotiations at Wednesday’s meeting. “I think we should say how nice the association was,” Stoxen said. “We had real good bargaining sessions, and it worked out well.” Clow said the tone of ne-

“I think we should say how nice the association was. We had real good bargaining sessions, and it worked out well.” Dick Stoxen

District 50 board president

gotiations remained positive and professional throughout. District 50 encompasses Harvard High School, Harvard Junior High School, Jefferson School, Crosby Elementary and Washington School. About 2,500 students attend the five schools. The Harvard Education Association has about 130 members.

If county rejects April referendum, soonest issue could see ballot is March 2014 • LEADER

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Board member Nick Provenzano, who submitted the petition, said Tuesday the lack of action by the committee, which only discussed the issue, forced supporters of a referendum to act. Provenzano, R-McHenry, told the committee Monday that board members, when they urged defeat of a referendum to switch to a county-executive form of government in November, made a tacit deal with the voters to pursue referendum on a popularly elected chairman. The county executive referendum failed by 2-1. The board in August considered, but rejected, putting the referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot to give voters a choice against creating a county executive. That decision, too,

was made in a special meeting. Freshman Management Services Committee member Michael Walkup, R-Crystal Lake, supports the referendum and pushed for a special meeting. He and Provenzano questioned why the committee did not have the referendum resolution from the August meeting, vetted by the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, ready to go for a vote. New County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill, R-Woodstock, gave the committee the task of exploring the referendum as its first order of business, citing voter interest in the topic. Monday’s meeting was the committee’s first since new committee assignments were finalized earlier this month after an election shakeup that resulted in nine new County Board

members. Committee members Monday could not reach a consensus on a referendum, but agreed to pursue reforms to the chairmanship through County Board rules. Walkup said action is needed because electing the chairman would be four years away if the public wishes it. Should the County Board reject an April referendum, the soonest it could go before voters is the March 2014 primary. If there is a referendum and voters approve it, it would not be until the 2016 elections that voters would elect the board chairman. “I just think that board members should have an opportunity to vote on it while it still counts,” Walkup said of a special meeting. Not everyone who signed the petition supports the idea

of an elected chairman or a referendum to that effect. Diane Evertsen, R-Harvard, signed it to move discussion forward, but reiterated her position Wednesday that she supports the existing system in which the board elects the chairman after each general election.

Nine of the state’s 102 counties allow voters to elect their board chairman, or in Will County’s case, a county executive. Those counties tend to have larger populations and include larger cities, such as the collar counties, Rockford and the East St. Louis area.

State law allows county governments to go to an elected chairman without a referendum during the redistricting process after each decennial U.S. Census. The topic arose in 2011 as the County Board tweaked its district boundaries but did not move forward.



* Thursday, January 17, 2013 Northwest Herald

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Sports editor: Jon Styf •


Story of Te’o girlfriend death apparently a hoax By TOM COYNE

The Associated Press

Manti Te’o

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The wrenching story of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s girlfriend dying of leukemia – a loss he said inspired him to play his best all the way to the BCS championship – was dismissed by the

school as a hoax perpetrated against the linebacker. Notre Dame said Wednesday night it believes Te’o was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose “death” was then faked by the perpetrators of the hoax. The school made the statement after a lengthy story by Deadspin.

com, saying it could find no record that Lennay Kekua ever existed. “This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online,” Te’o said in a statement. “We maintained what I thought to be an authen-

tic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her.” However, he stopped short of saying he had ever met her in person or correcting reports that said he had. Throughout his AllAmerican season and campaign for the Heisman Trophy, he stated

their relationship was special but never mentioned details of faceto-face meetings. “To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone’s sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating,” he said.

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Wrestler eludes possible death

Imagine your next job interview going something like this: Boss: So, I see from your résumé that you have worked with a lot of different organizations. What’s the reason that you have bounced around so much? You: Well, I’ve been dismissed a lot. Boss: But they liked you in Canada? You: Yes, sir. Boss: Sounds good to me. Welcome aboard! OK, clearly I did not eavesdrop on any of the Bears’ interviews with Marc Trestman. The well-traveled Minnesota native became the 14th head coach in franchise history Wednesday as the Bears announced his hiring in a 4:07 a.m. news release. If it’s possible to throw a curveball in football, then this is it. At least, that’s what BEARS INSIDER I thought until the Manti Te’o story broke about Tom 12 hours later. musick Until recently, Trestman was about as familiar for most Bears fans as a hot dog covered in Inside ketchup. He could have strolled down Michigan Avenue in a Bears viBears hire New Orleans Saints sor while handing out playbooks, and line coach Aaron Kromer as their police would have told him to get lost. line coach Now, he’s the head coach of the most and offensive popular team in the city. coordinator Will Trestman prove to be a terrific and the Dallas hire or a colossal bust? It’s impossible to know. Cowboys’ Joe One thing is for certain: Bears DeCamillis as general manager Phil Emery is not their assistant tentative. He fired nine-year coachhead coach ing veteran Lovie Smith after a 10-6 and special teams coordinator. season and bypassed more widely Page C4 known candidates (Bruce Arians of the Indianapolis Colts, for example) to hire a head coach out of the Canadian Football League for the first time since 1982. Here’s hoping the new partnership works out well for all involved. Like Emery, Trestman is a grinder who worked for decades without becoming a household name. He started his coaching career in 1981 as a volunteer assistant at the University of Miami and eventually ended up as the head coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. In between, Trestman worked for 17 years as an assistant coach in the NFL. Trestman called plays for the Cleveland Browns for one season in 1989, but they moved on without him. He served a two-year stint as offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers from 1995-96 before he was replaced again. After that came a three-year stint as offensive coordinator with Jake Plummer and the Arizona Cardinals (1998-2000), followed by two seasons in the same role with Rich Gannon and the Oakland Raiders (2002-03).

From tumor to takedowns, C-G’s Mitchell returns

If you want to get J.T. Mitchell fired up, just try telling him he can’t do something. When the Cary-Grove senior had surgery to remove a tumor from inside his nasal cavity Nov. 11, the plan was that Mitchell would remain in the hospital until Tuesday. He went home Saturday night. Doctors told Mitchell after his surgery he might not be able to lift heavy weights again. He began lifting again last month and is J.T. Mitchell tossing around more weight than he had before the surgery. They also told Mitchell he might not wrestle again, but the Trojans’ 170-pounder wasn’t having any of that either. He will make a remarkable comeback to the mat when C-G plays host to Prairie Ridge at 6:30 p.m. today in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division match. “When someone tells me I’m not going to be able to do it, it makes me want to do it that much more,” Mitchell said. “It’s like, ‘In your face.’ It’s been a [heck] of a ride.” No question there. Mitchell began experiencing breathing problems last March, but initially thought it was a cold. Eventually, his doctor thought it was allergies and prescribed nasal sprays, although the constant usage of those induced nosebleeds. One day, his nose bled for 21⁄2 hours. By the fall, he stopped using the nasal sprays, but he also had trouble sleeping. He could not taste food. His tongue felt like sandpaper. Mitchell visited an ear, nose and throat specialist, who performed a CT scan. He was supposed to get the re-


Trestman timeline A look at Mark Trestman’s coaching career:

1981-1982: University of Miami (Fla.) - Volunteer Assistant 1983-1984: University of Miami (Fla.) - Quarterbacks Coach 1985-1986: Minnesota Vikings – running backs coach 1987: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – quarterbacks coach 1988: Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach 1989: Cleveland Browns – offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach 1990-1991: Minnesota Vikings - quarterbacks coach 1995: San Francisco 49ers – offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach

1996: San Francisco 49ers – offensive coordinator 1997: Detroit Lions - quarterbacks coach 1998-2000: Arizona Cardinals – Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach 2001: Oakland Raiders – senior assistant 2002-2003: Oakland Raiders – offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach 2004: Miami Dolphins – assistant head coach/quarterbacks 2005-2006: North Carolina State – offensive coordinator 2008-2012: Head Coach – Montreal Alouettes (CFL)

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NBA: Miami at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m., TNT Lakers forward Pau Gasol went through shooting drills and a 3-on-3 game Wednesday and expects to play tonight. The Lakers have won their past two games since Dwight Howard returned from a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Adding to the weird Manti Te’o drama, Arizona Cardinals fullback Reagan Mauia told ESPN on Wednesday that he had met Lennay Kekua in person in June 2011. When told by the reporter she might be a hoax, Mauia responded: “No, she is real.”

Notre Dame said Friday that Manti Te’o was the victim of a hoax surrounding his girlfriend, who was not real. Here are three of our favorite imaginary friends: 1. Scooby Doo 2. Teddy Ruxpin 3. Fausto Carmona

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8SPORTS SHORTS Eagles get their man; Kelly lands in Philly

PHILADELPHIA – In the end, Chip Kelly chose the NFL, giving the Eagles their guy. Philadelphia hired Kelly on Wednesday, 10 days after he decided to stay at Oregon. The 49-year-old Kelly, known as an offensive innovator, becomes the 21st coach in team history and replaces Andy Reid, who was fired Dec. 31 after a 4-12 season. Kelly wil be introduced at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today at the Eagles’ practice facility. Kelly, who was 46-7 in four years at Oregon, interviewed with the Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills in a two-day span after leading the fast-flying Ducks to a victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl Jan. 3.

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Cubit relishes Illini’s reclamation project By DAVID MERCER The Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN – Bill Cubit says he enjoys a reclamation project, and has made much of his career as a football coach out of them. “I enjoy seeing kids who maybe have not been successful and giving them a plan and all the sudden they’re successful,” the new Illinois offensive coordinator said Wednesday, two days after being hired.

“That’s kind of been my whole career.” The former Western Michigan head coach takes over an offense at Illinois where not much went right last season. The Illini were 2-10 (0-8 in the Big Ten), lost their last eight games and scored 16.7 points a game, last in the conference. Cubit said he has met with some of his players, including his quarterbacks. His message? You don’t want to live

through that again. “Hey look, you went through that last year, it’s gone, it’s over, but you know, you never want to go back,” he said. “So how do you go to the next level? You’ve got Bill Cubit to give every ounce of your energy.” Cubit still is figuring out what kind of offense he’ll

run but expects to be more balanced than the generally pass-heavy teams he had at Western Michigan. He sees promise in Illinois’ running backs, who include Donovonn Young and Josh Ferguson. They combined for 883 yards on 206 carries last season. Cubit also likes the no-huddle offense he used with the Broncos, something Illinois fans often saw under former coach Ron Zook. It could be


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Armstrong to AP: ‘People can decide’ the truth

Lance Armstrong said viewers can judge for themselves how candid he was in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. “I left it all on the table with her and when it airs the people can decide,” he said in a text message to The Associated Press. Armstrong responded to a report in the New York Daily News, citing an unidentified source, that he was not contrite when he acknowledged during Monday’s taping with Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Although the first installment of a two-part interview doesn’t air until tonight, there has been no shortage of opinions or advice on what Armstrong should say. Livestrong, the cancer charity Armstrong founded in 1997 and was forced to walk away from last year, said in a statement Wednesday it expected him to be “completely truthful and forthcoming.” A day earlier, World Anti-Doping Agency general director David Howman said nothing short of a confession under oath – “not talking to a talk-show host” – could prompt a reconsideration of Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sanctioned events. And Frankie Andreu, a former teammate that Armstrong turned on, said the disgraced cyclist had an obligation to tell all he knew and help clean up the sport.

Fire acquire Colorado’s Larentowicz

CHICAGO – The Fire have acquired midfielder Jeff Larentowicz and the 30th pick in the SuperDraft from the Colorado Rapids. The Fire sent the 11th pick in today’s draft to Colorado along with allocation money and a 2013 international slot. Larentowicz played the past three seasons with Colorado after spending his first five with New England. The deal was announced Wednesday.

Illinois plans spring football game at night

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois will play its annual Orange and Blue Spring Game under the lights this year. It’s scheduled for a Friday night, April 12. The Illini will start spring practices March 5 in Champaign and run through April 10. One practice session will be at Gately Stadium on Chicago’s South Side on March 29.

Nats trade Morse to Seattle in 3-team deal

The Seattle Mariners added some much-needed power to their lineup Wednesday, acquiring Michael Morse from Washington in a three-team deal that moved catcher John Jaso from the Mariners to Oakland. The NL East champion Nationals re-acquired pitching prospect A.J. Cole. Washington also got minor league pitcher Blake Treinen and a player to be named. – Wire reports

summer before Cubit chooses a starting quarterback between Nathan Scheelhaase and Reilly O’Toole. Both started games last fall. Illinois coach Tim Beckman hired Cubit to take over the offensive after co-coordinator Chris Beatty was fired. Billy Gonzales, who shared the coordinator duties, will coach wide receivers. The Broncos fired Cubit after they finished 4-8 last season.


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Raptors forward Landry Fields (right) and Bulls forward Carlos Boozer go after a loose ball during the first half of Wednesday night’s game in Toronto. The Bulls won, 107-105, in overtime.

BuLLS 107, RAPTORS 105 (OT)

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By IAN HARRISON The Associated Press

TORONTO – Sore hamstring or not, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had no problem trusting Luol Deng with the biggest shot of the game. Deng hit a tiebreaking jumper with 3 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 107-105 on Wednesday night, their eighth victory in nine meetings against the Raptors. Carlos Boozer had a season-high 36 points and 12

at Boston, 6 p.m. Friday, WCIU, ESPN, AM-1000 rebounds, and Joakim Noah added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls. Deng, who played almost 48 minutes despite injuring his right hamstring in the first quarter, made the decisive shot on a pull-up jumper in the closing seconds of overtime.

To Thibodeau, Deng’s big basket was no surprise. “The guys that have been around and seen him play a lot know that’s what he does — whatever you need,” Thibodeau said. “You need great defense, he does that. You need a rebound in traffic, he does that. You need a big shot, he does that. To me, that’s who he is. That’s what makes him such a good player.” Thibodeau initially drew up a different play, but didn’t like the matchups when the teams took the court and

called timeout again, changing the play to give Deng the shot. That was fine for Deng, an eight-year veteran who said he’s learned how to stay calm and comfortable when the pressure mounts. “I’ve been in the league for a while now,” he said. “I know what I can do and what I can’t do. When it comes to the last minutes of the game, I’m not as nervous or worried about what I’m going to do as I used to be. There’s a few things that I do well and I’m going to stick to that.”


Austin wins battle of Rivers coaches as Hornets win The ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON – Austin Rivers won his first NBA game against his father as the New Orleans Hornets beat coach Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics, 90-78, on Wednesday night. Greivis Vasquez scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu had 18 points and nine rebounds for New Orleans, which won for the sixth time in seven games and stopped Boston’s six-game winning streak. Austin Rivers scored eight points against his dad’s team; they became the fourth father-son matchup in NBA history. Paul Pierce scored 12 points with 10 rebounds for the Celtics (20-18). Anthony Davis had 10 points and 10

rebounds for the Hornets (13-26). Spurs 103, Grizzlies 82: At San Antonio, Tony Parker had 17 points and 11 assists and Tim Duncan scored 19 to help San Antonio beat Memphis, extending its home winning streak to 13 games. Boris Diaw added 14 for San Antonio (30-11). Rudy Gay scored 17 points for Memphis (24-13). Thunder 117, Nuggets 97: At Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin Martin had 20 and Oklahoma City snapped Denver’s six-game winning streak. Kevin Durant added 20 points for Oklahoma City (31-8). Kosta Koufos had 16 points to lead the Nuggets (24-17). Hawks109,Nets95: At Atlanta, Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a

triple-double and short-handed Atlanta (2216) ended Brooklyn’s seven-game winning streak. Brook Lopez had 22 points for the Nets (23-16). Mavericks 105, Rockets 100: At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, O.J. Mayo hit two tiebreaking free throws and Dallas (17-23) held off a Jeremy Lin-led surge to beat Houston. Lin and James Harden combined to score the last 18 points for the Rockets (21-19). Harden finished with 20 points. Magic 97, Pacers 86: At Orlando, Fla., Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Orlando (14-24) snap a sixgame home losing streak with a victory over Indiana. Paul George had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Indiana (24-16). George Hill added 15 points.

Notre Dame athletic director backs Te’o • TE’O

Continued from page C1 “In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was.” Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said at a news conference that Te’o told coaches on Dec. 26 he had received a call while at an awards ceremony earlier

in the month from Kekua’s phone number. “When he answered it, it was a person whose voice sounded like the same person he had talked to, who told him that she was, in fact, not dead. Manti was very unnerved by that, as you might imagine,” Swarbrick said. Swarbrick said the school hired investigators and their report indicated those behind the hoax were in contact with each other, discussing what they were doing. The investigators “were

able to discover online chatter among the perpetrators that was certainly the ultimate proof of this, the joy they were taking,” Swarbrick said. “The casualness among themselves they were talking about what they accomplished.” Swarbrick said Notre Dame did not take the matter to the police, saying that the school left it up to Te’o and his family to do so. He added that Notre Dame did not plan to release the findings of its investigation. “We had no idea of motive,

and that was really significant to us. ... Was somebody trying to create an NCAA violation at the core of this? Was there somebody trying to impact the outcome of football games by manipulating the emotions of a key player? Was there an extortion request coming? When you match the lack of sort of detail we lacked until we got some help investigating it with the risk involved, it was clear to me until we knew more we had to just to continue to work to try to gather the facts,” Swarbrick said.

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena Williams cautiously walked onto the court, and tried to keep the points short to avoid irritating her injured right ankle as she advanced to the third round at the Australian Open. Summoning all her experience from 15 major titles, including the final two of the last season, Williams lifted her tempo on the biggest points – winning an 18-minute game to open the second set, finally cashing in on her fourth break chance. Nineteen Serena minutes later, she Williams finished off a 6-2, 6-0 win over No. 112-ranked Garine Muguruza of Spain. Apart from a swollen lip from hitting herself in the face with her racket in the sixth game, she emerged unscathed. “It feels better,” Williams said of her ankle. Before the match “I was just doing everything you can do – icing to massage. I woke up this morning and thought ... ‘Oh my God, it feels good.’ “I’ll keep my fingers crossed.” Despite the injury concerns, Williams said she would be playing doubles later with sister Venus, and will play her next singles match against Japan’s Ayumi Morita on Saturday. Defending champion Victoria Azarenka practically danced into Rod Laver Arena for the match before Willliams’ victory, and said she’s starting to find some rhythm after beating Eleni Daniilidou, 6-1, 6-0, in 55 minutes. With temperatures expected to top 102 degrees, Azarenka didn’t want to be out in the heat. “I felt like I’m back into the competitive mode,” she said. “I was really focused – that was for sure the best part of the game for me.” The No. 94-ranked Daniilidou only won 10 points in the first set and was shut out in the second despite having triple break point in the fourth game. Top-ranked Azarenka had her friend and musician RedFoo in the stands watching and signing autographs, and said she went onto the court listening to a “great mix of disco music and a little bit of new music. I really start to like it a lot – there’s no words really.” The Belarusian, 23, won her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne last year, during a 26-match winning streak to start the season. “It’s pretty difficult to duplicate something like that,” she said, “all I can do is try.” She didn’t win another major in 2012, dropping the U.S. Open final against Serena Williams, but held the No. 1 ranking for most of the season. The temperature hit 93 degrees during her match, the first of the day on the center court. Also advancing were No. 14 Maria Kirilenko, who beat China’s Peng Shuai, 7-5, 6-2, No. 16 Roberta Vinci and Elena Vesnina, who beat No. 21-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-4, 6-2. On the men’s side, 2008 Australian final Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Japan’s Go Soeda, 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-3, No. 17 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany edged Israeli qualifier Amir Weintraub, 6-2, 7-6 (4,) 6-4, and Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis ousted No. 25 Florian Mayer, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.


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BoyS BaSKETBaLL: MchEnRy 63, caRy-GRoVE 58

McHenry notches 1st Valley win Warriors shoot 44 percent from behind the arc

“It’s all about how we get to the basket. Ryan Skinner drives the lane and gets those kick-out 3s all the time and really gets us going. And when we get those post touches to Damian (Zalewski) and then he’ll fan out. Getting the 3s really stems from them.”

By JoE STEVEnSon McHENRY – McHenry committed a few more turnovers (16) than it would have liked. And it certainly could have done a better job at the freethrow line than 2 of 8. Yet the Warriors were able to rely on their best friend, the 3-point shot, to overcome those deficiencies. McHenry made 3s early and often as it held off CaryGrove, 63-58, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys basketball game Wednesday night. The Warriors (8-8 overall, 1-3 FVC Valley) picked up their first division win by tearing it up from the field – 25 of 42 overall (59.5 percent) and 11 of 25 on 3s (44 percent). Damian Zalewski hit 7 of 8 in the first half, with three 3s, and led McHenry with 19 points. Greg Johnson and Shane Varvil also had three 3s apiece. “It’s all about how we get to the basket,” Johnson said. “Ryan Skinner drives the lane and gets those kick-out 3s all the time and really gets us going. And when we get those post touches to Damian and then he’ll fan out. Getting the 3s really stems from them.” McHenry is shooting 35.8 percent for the season on 3s. Varvil leads the Warriors with 39, while Johnson has 30.

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Mchenry guard Shane Varvil drives past cary-Grove’s Dean Lee during the first half of the Warriors’ 63-58 victory Wednesday night in Mchenry. “We knew coming in that shooting the basketball would be a strength,” Warriors coach Tim Paddock said. “Unfortunately, when we don’t hit those it doesn’t look good. But we have a lot of guys who can

shoot.” Varvil hit two in the first quarter and Zalewski had three by halftime as C-G (9-8, 1-3) had only one lead, 7-6, in the game. “We felt good coming out,”

GIRLS BaSKETBaLL: cRySTaL LaKE SouTh 45, MchEnRy 24

Zalewski said. “Shane always hits them. If we play like that, it’s amazing.” McHenry twice built its lead to 13 points, then the Trojans made runs of their own. But each time, the War-

riors answered, usually with a 3. “Coach keeps saying, ‘Someone has to make a play,’ ” said Zalewski, who added 10 rebounds, four blocked shots and seven assists. C-G cut the lead to 50-45 at the end of the third quarter, but could not get closer than that. “They shoot 3s whether they’re up or down,” Trojans coach Ralph Schuetzle said. “They keep shooting. It was the little things we didn’t do. And we just weren’t able to knock down enough shots. They did their damage with 3s, we did our damage with 2s.” Tyler Szydlo led C-G with 17 points, Dean Lee added 14 and Jason Gregoire had 10. McHenry is averaging 7.3 3s a game and has a seasonhigh of 18 against Round Lake. “Running and shooting is what we have to do,” Paddock said. “When it’s going in, it’s really fun.”


By MauREEn Lynch

CRYSTAL LAKE – It took less than one minute Wednesday for Crystal Lake South’s girls basketball team to serve McHenry notice: It was going to be a long evening. The Gators rolled into the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division meeting with the Warriors with the intention of setting the tempo not just for the next 32 minutes but for the next 48, as well. With a showdown against Cary-Grove looming Friday, South threw everything it had at the Warriors to try to establish a rhythm. For the entirety of their 45-24 victory at Gator Alley, South never lost that synergy. “We wanted to come out strong because we do have Cary-Grove on Friday and we knew their coaches would be here to watch,” South sophomore forward Carly Nolan said. “We had to play our best.”

Nolan, who led all scorers with 12 points, could be credited for leading the charge to establish the Gators’ early pace. Nolan took a pass from teammate Stephanie Oros in the first minute of play and posted up against McHenry senior forward Brittany Avonts for two points. Nolan connected with Oros on the Gators’ next possession, and junior guard Rachel Rasmussen found Nolan under the basket two minutes later. Mickow hit Rasmussen in transition with 2:38 left in the first quarter for an easy layup that gave South an 8-2 advantage at the end of the first quarter. South extended its lead to 12 points, 16-4, in the middle of the third on a putback from Mickow, which punctuated a particularly unfortunate sequence for McHenry. The Warriors had the Gators beat in transition on three straight possessions, but errant passes led to turnovers over each time. South led 19-7 at half-

time, helped undoubtedly by McHenry’s trouble maintaining possession. The Warriors turned the ball over 15 times in the first half. “It’s the little things lately,” McHenry coach Scott Morris said. “We can’t catch the ball so we turn it over, our shots don’t fall. We’re struggling in almost every aspect of the game. That’s on me. We need to get into the gym, maybe try some new [lineups], … but we just can’t put four quarters together.” Knowing a 12-point advantage is precarious, South came out running in the third and scored six quick points – Mickow and Nolan on putbacks, Rasmussen on a transition layup – for a more comfortable cushion, 25-9. The Gators posted 18 points in the third quarter to all but sew up the victory. South coach Kyle McCaughn said he was leary of McHenry entering the game and was pleased with how his team responded. “It’s the old cliché, but we know (every) game is the most important game,” he said. “ … I give the kids a lot of credit tonight.”


CRYSTAL LAKE – Time ran out on Crystal Lake South’s comeback bid Wednesday. The Gators’ boys basketball team overcame a 19-point deficit to lead with less than two minutes left, but Prairie Ridge held on, 45-44, to snag the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. South forced 26 turnovers to mount its rally, and senior Alex Bartush hit a 3-pointer with six seconds remaining to cut the Wolves’ lead to one after a pair of free throws from Michael Bradshaw, but the Gators were out of timeouts. Junior Steven Ticknor scored 11 points and pulled down four boards to lead eight scorers for Prairie Ridge (5-12 overall, 2-2 FVC Valley). Senior Max Meitzler had a team-high 12 points and six rebounds for South (5-11, 0-4).

route to a game-high 18 points, and Ryan Cork added 14 to power the Whip-Purs (14-3, 3-1) to the FVC Fox Division win. Henry Lobermeier and Kevin Dombrowski scored eight points apiece to lead nine scorers for the Skyhawks (7-10, 1-3).

CLCentral75,GrayslakeCentral 53: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers

(15-2, 3-1 FVC Fox) got 18 points from Corban Murphy and 11 each from Jake Vanscoyoc and Brad Knoeppel to win their division game against the Rams. The victory, along with Woodstock’s loss, moves the Tigers into a tie for first in the Fox Division with Woodstock and Hampshire.

BOYS BOWLING Johnsburg 3,027, McHenry 2,623: At Johnsburg, Joey Kass

rolled the high game (257 pins) en route to the high series (702) and Brian Legnaoilo contribGrayslake North 63, Woodstock uted 671 pins in the FVC win 57: At Grayslake, Jordan Turn- for the Skyhawks. Geoff McClaughry (608) led er scored a team-high 15 points and Andy Buhrow drained four for McHenry. Marengo 2,987, DeKalb 2,959: 3-pointers for 12 points, but the Blue Streaks (13-5, 3-1) couldn’t At Marengo, Alex Gross rolled quiet A.J. Fish, who scored 19 the high game (264) and the points on nine buckets for the high series (719) to allow his Knights (11-5, 2-1), which picked Indians to edge DeKalb in nonconference action. up the FVC Fox Division win.

Hampshire 49, Johnsburg 40:

Shannon WuEnSch Marian central, sr. guard Wuensch will be hard pressed to have a better week on the basketball court. The 5-foot-8 senior guard became Marian Central’s all-time leading scorer after tallying 23 points Saturday against Wheaton Academy. She didn’t wait long to become the program’s first to join the 1,000-point club. During the Hurricanes’ next game on Monday, Wuensch scored 16 points against St. Francis to finish the night with exactly 1,000 career points.


Gators breeze past Warriors PR hangs on for win

Set early tone with eyes on Friday’s game against C-G


• Chris Burrows contributAt Johnsburg, Tyler Crater connected on a trio of 3-pointers en ed to this report.

huntley cashing in: Huntley has found plenty of ways to wear down opponents. With Sam and Ali Andrews able to dominate inside the paint and versatile senior Haley Ream bringing plenty of valuable experience and leadership to the court, the Red Raiders have found themselves among the Fox Valley Conference’s best teams. But the Red Raiders also are taking advantage of opponents’ sending them to the free-throw line, especially Huntley’s go-to trio. Entering this week, Ream and the Andrews sisters have posted three of the best free-throw percentages in McHenry County. Ali Andrews, a freshman, is shooting 86 percent at the line while junior Sam Andrews and Ream are each shooting 83 percent. The Andrews’ consistency at the line is especially impressive given how many attempts they have had – Ali Andrews has made 60 of 70 and Sam Andrews is 65 for 78. Grayslake north distancing itself: The Knights slowly are pulling away from the pack in the FVC Fox Division. Woodstock North lost a key FVC Fox game to the Knights, 43-37, on Tuesday. The loss puts the Thunder (4-3 in FVC Fox) three games back of the Knights, who are undefeated in conference play with four conference games remaining. However, Grayslake Central looms one game back, although the rivals do not face each other again during the regular season.

This week’s top games crystal Lake South at cary-Grove, 7 p.m. Friday The Trojans are looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Gators. Two of the area’s best forwards, South’s Sara Mickow and C-G’s Olivia Jakubicek, go head-to-head in a game both teams need in pursuit of a FVC Valley Division title. Prairie Ridge at huntley, 7 p.m. Friday It will be tough for the Wolves to make up ground to win the division title, but they have a great chance to spoil Huntley’s title hopes. huntley at crystal Lake South, 7 p.m. Wednesday Tied with C-G atop the FVC Valley with three and four games remaining, respectively, after this important conference game for Huntley and South there should be a clearer vision of the title race. – Meghan Montemurro

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sults the next week, but got a call the next day. His mother, Kristine, tried not to panic and told J.T. they needed to go back to the doctor. “We got there and I heard the word ‘tumor’ and my heart just sank,” J.T. said. “They started talking about how rare it is and it really got me nervous.” The tumor was termed angiofibroma, an aggressive tumor that grows in the back of the nasal cavity. The tumor had wrapped around Mitchell’s main facial nerve and into his left eye socket. Within two weeks, Mitchell was back at Loyola University Medical Center for eight hours of surgery. “He’s my best friend. He’s my lifting partner,” C-G heavyweight

Jeremy Dermont said. “When I got the phone call that he had a tumor, it tore me apart. It tore the team apart.” Mitchell, who used to play football, also learned it was fortunate he only planned on wrestling during his senior year. “They said if I’d played football and taken one blow to the head, I could have bled out and died,” he said. “Count your blessings. Wow, … thank God!” There still were plenty of questions after Mitchell’s surgery, but having so many people supporting Mitchell was vital for him and his family. “Coach (Ryan) Ludwig kept in touch constantly,” said Kristine Mitchell. “He told [J.T.] he would be a part of the team, no matter what. He called and texted while he was in Intensive Care. We’re so fortunate to

have such a great support system.” The wrestlers came to Loyola the day before surgery and made fun of the dots on Mitchell’s face that were there for a sort of road map for the doctor the next day. Ludwig said all the coaches had personal moments with Mitchell after his surgery. “It’s hard as a high school coach when one of your kids is going through something tough,” Ludwig said. “Not only are they not going to compete, but you don’t know what’s going to happen with their life.” Later, the news came that the tumor, which was working its way toward Mitchell’s brain, was benign. Then, the Mitchells found something to be thankful for the day before Thanksgiving, when J.T. learned he could start his cardio workouts the next Monday and start lifting in three weeks. Working out never had hurt so

good. The doctor targeted Jan. 1 as a comeback date for Mitchell to get back on the mat for practice. Mitchell likely will get a forfeit win today because Prairie Ridge has no regular at 170; his bigger day will come Saturday when C-G hosts a quadrangular meet and he will compete his first matches as a senior. Mitchell will wear a circular plastic mask to protect his nose. Ludwig said if Mitchell gets a nosebleed, he immediately will be taken to the emergency room. The mask has earned Mitchell a cool new nickname. His teammates call him “Bane” with the mask on because he resembles the masked villain from “The Dark Knight Rises.” “You look at him, he’s a specimen, he’s in great shape,” Ludwig said. “He has his moments where he has that Bane anger.”

Dermont says he thinks Mitchell can use the mask to his advantage. “He’s so cut and he looks like an animal [with the mask],” Dermont said. “It makes him look more intimidating.” J.T. Mitchell could have died had he taken a blow to the head in football. He could have gone deaf or blind after surgery. His face could have “drooped” after surgery. He could have not been able to wrestle or lift heavy weights again. Instead, Mitchell’s back on the mat where he belongs. As he said, “It’s been a [heck] of a ride.”

• 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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Kromer, DeCamillis join Trestman’s staff By TOM MUSICK

Bears coach Marc Trestman wasted little time assembling key components of his coaching staff during his first day on the job Wednesday. Joining Trestman will be Aaron Kromer, who spent the past five seasons with the New Orleans Saints, and Joe DeCamillis, who spent the past four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Kromer will serve as the Bears’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, while DeCamillis will serve as assistant head coach and special teams coordinator. Unlike in recent seasons in which defensive-minded head coach Lovie Smith led the team, Kromer is expected to complement the Bears’ offensive scheme rather than design it. Kromer most recently served as the Saints’ offensive line and running game coach, and those areas likely will remain his focus as Trestman works closely with Jay Cutler and the rest of the Bears’ quarterbacks. Trestman and Kromer have a history of working well together. Both worked as assistants with the Oakland Raiders in 2002 when the team led the NFL in total offense and reached the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, DeCamillis is familiar with general manager Phil Emery from their days together with the Atlanta Falcons. He was one of 13 candidates who interviewed for the Bears’ head coaching vacancy, and he impressed Emery enough to earn a title as assistant head coach in addition to his duties leading the special teams unit. Although Kromer and DeCamillis are the first coaches to join Trestman, they almost

Join the club

In addition to hiring Marc Trestman as head coach Wednesday, the Bears hired Aaron Kromer as offensive coordinator-offensive line coach and Joe DeCamillis as assistant head coach-special teams coordinator. Aaron Kromer Previous job: New Orleans Saints offensive line-running game coach Experience: 23 years with Miami Ohio (1990-98), Northwestern (1999-2000), Oakland (2001-04), Tampa Bay (2005-07) and New Orleans (2008-12) Bottom line: Kromer’s knowledge of the offensive line and running game should complement Trestman, who works closely with quarterbacks and the passing game. Kromer knows Trestman well from their days with the Raiders, who led the NFL in total offense and 2002 en route to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII. Joe DeCamillis Previous job: Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Experience: 25 years with Denver (1988-92), New York Giants (199396), Atlanta (1997-2006), Jacksonville (2007-08) and Dallas (2009-12) Bottom line: DeCamillis will replace Dave Toub, who spent the past nine seasons as the Bears’ special teams coach. DeCamillis has worked alongside general manager Phil Emery once before when both were members of the Falcons’ organization. – Tom Musick certainly will not be the last. Trestman must determine whether to retain other assistants who remain under contract including defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates, wide receivers coach Darryl Drake and running backs coach Tim Spencer. Trestman could offer more details about the rest of his coaching staff when he is introduced to media members today at Halas Hall.

Trestman’s track record is reason for optimism • BEARS INSIDER

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Almost everywhere, Trestman’s offenses enjoyed success. So why did he end up in Canada? We should learn more about Trestman’s journey today when he is introduced at Halas Hall. Changing jobs is common in the NFL, but what’s more unusual is a team investing its Super Bowl hopes in a 57-year-old with no previous NFL head coaching experience and who has been out of the league since 2004. Today, I’m hoping to hear specifics from Trestman about his plans to repair a broken offense and to help Jay Cutler develop into a toptier quarterback. In the meantime, Trestman’s track record offers reasons for optimism. Based on Trestman’s past stints in San Francisco and elsewhere, expect the Bears to install a version of the prostyle “West Coast” offense that includes plenty of pass-

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ing and little (if any) read-option plays. Matt Forte could be used more as a receiver out of the backfield. Cutler could roll out of the pocket with greater frequency. In terms of Mikes, the Bears’ new offense could resemble more Martz than Tice. Yet Trestman arrives with a much friendlier reputation than the “Mad Scientist” Martz, who stubbornly tried to jam his offensive scheme on the roster he inherited. Trestman is more likely to adapt his scheme to the strengths of his players while his reported offensive coordinator, ex-New Orleans Saints assistant Aaron Kromer, works on improving an offensive line that long has been one of the worst in the NFL. Trestman’s tenure in relative obscurity ended Wednesday. The cameras start rolling today.

• Tom Musick covers Chicago professional sports for Shaw Media. Write to him at

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Chicago Outdoor Sports Show returns next week

It wasn’t all that long ago that I used to complain that outdoors shows had been on a decline. The promoters had cut back on what they offered both the public and the exhibitors and both public attendance and exhibitor participation kept dwindling. Please note that I was talking about what I saw only in the Chicago area. On the 2011 schedule, northern Illinois had no “big time” show scheduled to happen. Then, a mere 75 days before opening day, The Outdoors Sports Group announced it was bringing the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show to Rosemont in January 2012. I told these guys they couldn’t pull off staging a major show in less than three months. When the time came to open the gates, OSG had proved me to be totally wrong. They staged one heck of a show that impressed both the exhibitors and the show-goers alike. As a matter of fact, they completely made me eat my words that shows were on the decline. The Chicago Outdoor Sports Show was phenomenal and definitely put our area’s shows on the upswing. When I was a youngster, the big show at Chicago’s International Amphitheater was a “destination event.” People came from all over the Midwest to attend the show, even staying overnight for a day or two, because you couldn’t possibly see everything in a single day. There were thousands of square feet of booth space filled with rods, reels and tackle along with boats, hunting equipment, and information about resorts and destinations. The Chicago Outdoor Sports Show showed me the days of the destination show weren’t dead, they were making a comeback and this was the new destination show. For the first time in many years, I felt a sense of excitement when I entered the


Fishing/hunting report

Northern Illinois: Dave Kranz from Dave’s Bait, Tackle and Taxidermy in Crystal Lake reports: “The last deer season of the year is this weekend! Wow! Where did this hunting season go? Ice fishermen are finding conditions good in some places and not so good in others. Be careful on waters that have flows in them. Panfish are hitting wigglers, spikes and waxworms. Finding good green weeds seems to be the key to the better-size fish. Northern pike and bass fishermen are having good results with golden roach minnows on a tip-up in 3 to 6 feet of water.” Call 815-455-2040 for updated reports. For up-to-the-minute water conditions on the Fox Chain and Fox River, log on to foxwaterway.state. or call 847-587-8540. You can call Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Fishing Hotline at 414382-7920 to hear the latest fishing information for Lake Michigan and its tributaries.

OUTDOORS Steve Sarley Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont last January. The crowd was filled with anticipation. The show floor had what people had come to expect in years long past – plenty of fishing gear and good retailers to buy it from. There were lodges and outfitters from just about any state or province where anyone would dream of going fishing. The seminar schedule was filled from top to bottom with top stars and speakers who would educate and entertain. OSG definitely had brought “the great outdoors – indoors.” It was obvious OSG was cognizant that the future of the outdoors was involving the children and some of the things they featured would have kids begging their parents to take them to the show. This event appeared to be designed to be a monster event for the entire family and appeared more and more like the shows I remembered fondly from my childhood. My only sadness came in the fact that my own kids were grown and unable to view it through the wide eyes of children. I am ecstatic to tell you that OSG is bringing back the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show to Rosemont, starting Wednesday and running through Jan. 27. The show will run a day longer than last year’s and the physical size of the show will be much, much larger. What will there be to see and do at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show? Sorry, but I don’t have the space to cover it all and give justice to it, but I will relate some highlights. OSG is bringing in the Hawg Trough, a giant aquarium filled with fish, where top anglers from the Bass

If you go

Chicago Outdoor Sports Show starts Wednesday and runs through Jan. 27 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. For more information, log on to Academy stand atop and demonstrate techniques. The children’s trout fishing pond is back and the first 50 kids each day that visit the pond will receive a free pack of Berkley Swimbaits, complements of Pure Fishing. I will admit that I have a vested interest in the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show because I will be the emcee, introducing a strong speaker lineup that includes the hottest stick in pro fishing, Jonathon VanDam, monster fish expert Bob Mehsikomer, “Mister Slip Bobber” Greg Bohn, top walleye pro Tommy Skarlis, our own Spence Petros and many, many others. Fishing legend Dan Gapen will be making the last seminar presentation in his lauded career at Rosemont and he promises me that he will be giving the crowds a new tip that will wow them. The show, called “Chicagoland’s most complete outdoors experience” will offer deals on fishing, hunting and archery, gear, hunting lodges, safari outfitters, RVs, ATVs, camping, boats, charters, paddle sports, fishing lodges, wildlife art, outdoors cooking, tourism, rafting, knives, taxidermy and much more. There will be a number of free raffles with some incredible prizes including a hunt at Illinois Xtreme Whitetails valued at $3,300 and a fantastic fishing vacation at Canada’s Quesnel Lake Caribou Lodge valued at more than $2,400. The Chicagoland 3-D Archery Tournament & Public Shoot is open to all men and women, American Fly Fish-

guy and a great guide, dropped me a note to tell me that he and two other top anglers from the Walleyes Unlimited club will be doing a presentation at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. They’ll be giving a presentation titled, “Solving the Puzzle of Lake Geneva.” Bob Mikolajczak of Darien, a former club champion and charter captain, will be covering the May and June smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing on the flats. Mark O’Neill of Algonquin, an electronics expert and live bait, deep water fisherman, will be covering fishing deep structure for pike and smallmouth bass from July into the fall months. Kaufmann will be covering the spring bite, as well, and nobody knows that body of water better than he. He says, “Should be good information for fishermen struggling on Lake Geneva.” Plenty of them out there, aren’t there?

giant in the fishing industry. Most people only knew him from the world of rods and reels, but he was a true war hero from World War II. He was an ace, an airplane fighter pilot who shot down many German planes and blew up many more while they still were on the ground. The war ended for Cullerton when he was shot down. He was found by the Nazis and was shot, execution style, by an SS officer. Miraculously, he did not die and was saved and brought to safety. Later, the big airport in Chicago came close to being named “Cullerton Field,” before the honor fell on Butch O’Hare. Sadly, Cullerton passed away this week at the age of 89. He was a good friend and helped me quite a bit in the past. I was amazed at his endless vigor, spirit and energy. He was a true legend and one of the few people I can say that I never have heard a bad word spoken about. I, and thousands of others, will truly miss him.

Great Outdoors” radio show on WGN for 20 years. Cullerton was a

hand at joining the USA Ice Fishing Team that will compete at the 11th

Earn a spot on the Cullerton Sr. will be missed USA Ice Fishing Team Trio to present ‘Solving I am sure most remember Bill Do you think you are a very good ice fisherman? Anyone can try their the Puzzle of Lake Geneva’ Cullerton Sr., who hosted “The

Carl Kaufmann of the Carl Kaufmann Guide Service, a great

ing Schools will be offering demos of their sport and free instruction, a special area called “The Kids Zone” will keep your family’s attention focused for hours and Dan Basore’s ever-popular Historical Fishing Display is bringing in some newly acquired items that are so ancient that the Smithsonian Institute is very jealous of Dan. Now for a very special bonus, admission to the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show will give you free admission to the inaugural Chicago Gun Show, being held in a separate section of the convention center. OSG has pulled off a coup in bringing a gun show to Cook County and just a couple blocks from Chicago’s city limits. You have to be over 18 to attend the show, but it’s free admission to anyone holding a ticket to the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show. Want to save some money? Park in the CTA lot located just a couple blocks north of the Stephens Convention Center on River Road. The cost is only five bucks, leaving you more dough to spend on tackle. Also, you can buy discounted tickets at the show website and get a free oneyear subscription to Field & Stream magazine, to boot. Lastly, if you attend one of Bob Mehsikomer’s seminars and tell him that “Steve sent you,” he’ll sell you one of his tremendous muskie lures and knock $10 off the price. For the latest updates on the Chicago Outdoor Sportsmen Show, as well as times, directions and other information, visit chicagosportsshow. com. Don’t miss it!

• Northwest Herald outdoors columnist Steve Sarley’s radio show, “The Outdoors Experience,” airs live at 5 a.m. Sundays on AM-560. Sarley also runs a website for outdoors enthusiasts, He can be reached by email at

World Ice Fishing Championship in Belarus, in 2014. The first step toward earning a spot on the USA team is to compete in the 2013 National Team Finals on March 8-10 in Rhinelander, Wis. “To make the USA Ice Fishing Team takes speed, awareness, endurance and determination, but most of all, it takes pride. Pride in yourself and pride in your country,” USA Ice Team assistant coach Jason Gruett said. “We make the qualification process as challenging as possible and run ice anglers through five competitive heats in three days.” The Holiday Acres Resort is the base of operations and the competitions will take place at nearby lakes. The top 10 anglers will make the 2014 USA Ice Team and compete in the 2014 World Championship. To sign up, anglers need a valid Wisconsin fishing license and donation of $50. Anglers can pay either at the informational meeting, or via the donation tab at If anglers donate via website, email your donation confirmation to Gruett at For more information, contact Gruett at – Steve Sarley

Travel & Outdoor Expo CHICAGOLAND Fishing

January 24-27 • Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL

Dave Kranz has been the owner of Dave’s Bait, Tackle and Taxidermy in Crystal Lake, on Rte. 176 and 31 since 1989. Dave says: “I have the best job in the world… I get to teach people about hunting and fishing.” Dave fishes bass tournaments on the Fox Chain of Lakes System and the Madison Chain of Lakes and many other bodies of water in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Dave will present multi-species seminars for local lake fishing. He also writes a weekly fishing and hunting report for Steve Sarley’s Outdoor Column (Northwest Herald) and can be heard most weeks on the Outdoor Experience Radio Show (560 AM).

Dave Kranz Speaking Dates:

January 24 @ 2pm • Seminar Hall (Level 2) Fishing local lakes for multi- species

January 25 @ 7pm • Seminar Hall (Level 2)

Fishing local lakes for multi- species

January 27 @ 10:30am • Seminar Hall (Level 2)

Fishing local lakes for multi- species

DAVE’S BAIT, TACKLE AND TAXIDERMY 4419 Rt. 176, Crystal Lake (2 blocks east of Rt. 31 on Rt. 176) • 815-455-2040 BRINGING THE NORTHWOODS TO YOU!

Advance Tickets On Sale Thru January 22!


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Wednesday’s Games Bulls 107, Toronto 105, OT Orlando 97, Indiana 86 Atlanta 109, Brooklyn 95 Dallas 105, Houston 100 Oklahoma City 117, Denver 97 New Orleans 90, Boston 78 San Antonio 103, Memphis 82 Cleveland at Portland, 10 p.m. Washington at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Today’s Games New York vs. Detroit at London, England, 2 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

buLLs 107, RAPToRs 105 (oT)

CHICAGO (107) Deng 6-14 6-6 19, Boozer 16-24 4-4 36, Noah 5-14 6-8 16, Hinrich 1-3 1-2 3, Hamilton 6-9 1-1 15, Belinelli 2-9 6-9 10, Gibson 3-9 2-6 8, Butler 0-1 0-0 0, Robinson 0-3 0-0 0, Cook 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-86 26-36 107. TORONTO (105) Fields 0-3 1-2 1, Davis 5-12 1-2 11, Gray 0-0 0-0 0, Calderon 3-10 3-3 9, DeRozan 6-13 6-6 18, Johnson 2-9 1-4 5, Anderson 10-18 3-4 27, Lowry 8-15 8-11 26, Acy 4-4 0-0 8, Ross 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-85 23-32 105.

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3-Point Goals–Chicago 3-11 (Hamilton 2-3, Deng 1-2, Robinson 0-1, Hinrich 0-1, Boozer 0-1, Belinelli 0-3), Toronto 6-16 (Anderson 4-9, Lowry 2-4, Calderon 0-3). Fouled Out–Gibson, Hinrich, Anderson. Rebounds–Chicago 60 (Noah 14), Toronto 53 (Johnson 10). Assists– Chicago 26 (Deng 7), Toronto 20 (Lowry 7). Total Fouls–Chicago 30, Toronto 29. Technicals–Chicago defensive three second, Toronto Coach Casey, Toronto delay of game. A–18,674 (19,800).


Wednesday 1. Louisville (16-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 6 Syracuse, Saturday. 2. Indiana (15-2) did not play. Next: at Northwestern, Sunday. 3. Duke (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Thursday. 4. Kansas (15-1) did not play. Next: at Texas, Saturday. 5. Michigan (16-1) did not play. Next: at No. 9 Minnesota, Thursday. 6. Syracuse (16-1) did not play. Next: at No. 1 Louisville, Saturday. 7. Arizona (15-1) did not play. Next: at Arizona State, Saturday. 8. Gonzaga (16-1) did not play. Next: at Portland, Thursday. 9. Minnesota (15-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 5 Michigan, Thursday. 10. Florida (12-2) did not play. Next: at Texas A&M, Thursday. 11. Ohio State (13-3) did not play. Next: at No. 18 Michigan State, Saturday. 12. Creighton (17-1) did not play. Next: at Wichita State, Saturday. 13. Butler (15-2) beat Richmond 62-47. Next: vs. No. 8 Gonzaga, Saturday. 14. N.C. State (14-3) lost to Maryland 51-50. Next: vs. Clemson, Sunday.

15. San Diego State (14-2) vs. UNLV. Next: at Wyoming, Saturday. 16. Kansas State (14-2) beat TCU 67-54. Next: vs. Oklahoma, Saturday. 17. Missouri (13-3) beat Georgia 79-62. Next: at No. 10 Florida, Saturday. 18. Michigan State (15-3) beat Penn State 81-72. Next: vs. No. 11 Ohio State, Saturday. 19. New Mexico (16-2) beat Boise State 79-74, OT. Next: vs. Colorado State, Wednesday. 20. Notre Dame (14-3) did not play. Next: vs. Rutgers, Saturday. 21. Oregon (14-2) did not play. Next: at Southern Cal, Thursday. 22. VCU (14-3) did not play. Next: vs. Saint Joseph’s, Thursday. 23. Illinois (14-4) did not play. Next: vs. Northwestern, Thursday. 24. UCLA (14-3) did not play. Next: vs. Oregon State, Thursday. 25. Marquette (13-3) beat Seton Hall 69-62. Next: at Cincinnati, Saturday.

wEDNEsDAY’s scoREs MIDWEST Akron 71, Ball St. 64 Butler 62, Richmond 47 Drake 83, Evansville 69 Ill.-Chicago 61, Loyola of Chicago 59 Indiana St. 68, Missouri St. 60 Iowa St. 69, West Virginia 67 Marquette 69, Seton Hall 62 Miami (Ohio) 63, Bowling Green 60 Missouri 79, Georgia 62 Ohio 81, N. Illinois 63 Purdue 65, Nebraska 56 W. Michigan 79, Toledo 56 Wichita St. 74, Illinois St. 62 EAST Albany (NY) 68, New Hampshire 62 Army 77, Lafayette 54 Bucknell 73, Colgate 59 Georgetown 74, Providence 65 Holy Cross 62, Navy 47 Kent St. 80, Buffalo 68 La Salle 72, Dayton 70 Lehigh 63, American U. 57 Miami 60, Boston College 59 Michigan St. 81, Penn St. 72 Northeastern 65, Hofstra 60 Pittsburgh 58, Villanova 43 Temple 55, George Washington 53 Towson 69, Delaware 66 UMBC 70, Hartford 57 Vermont 61, Binghamton 37 Xavier 66, St. Bonaventure 64 FAR WEST Colorado St. 79, Air Force 40 New Mexico 79, Boise St. 74, OT Washington St. 75, Utah 65 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 88, Auburn 80, 2OT Kansas St. 67, TCU 54 Memphis 77, Rice 51 Oklahoma 81, Texas Tech 63 Southern Miss. 74, SMU 70 Tulsa 45, UTEP 42

WOMEn’s COllEGE AP ToP 25 FARED Wednesday 1. Baylor (15-1) beat Kansas State 9069. Next: vs. West Virginia, Saturday. 2. Notre Dame (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. St. John’s, Sunday. 3. UConn (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. Syracuse, Saturday. 4. Duke (16-0) beat Virginia Tech 58-26. Next: at No. 3 UConn, Monday. 5. Kentucky (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. Mississippi State, Thursday. 6. Stanford (14-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 14 UCLA, Friday. 7. California (13-2) did not play. Next: vs. Southern Cal, Thursday. 8. Penn State (13-2) did not play. Next: vs. Wisconsin, Thursday. 9. Tennessee (13-3) did not play. Next: at Auburn, Thursday. 10. Maryland (12-3) did not play. Next: vs. N.C. State, Thursday. 11. North Carolina (17-1) did not play. Next: vs. Virginia, Thursday. 12. Purdue (14-2) did not play. Next: vs. Minnesota, Thursday. 13. Georgia (15-2) did not play. Next: at Arkansas, Thursday. 14. UCLA (13-2) did not play. Next: at No. 6 Stanford, Friday. 15. Louisville (14-4) lost to No. 3 UConn 72-58. Next: vs. Cincinnati, Friday. 16. Oklahoma (14-3) did not play. Next: vs. Texas, Saturday. 17. Oklahoma State (12-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 24 Iowa State, Sunday. 18. Dayton (14-1) beat La Salle 95-47. Next: at Rhode Island, Sunday. 19. South Carolina (14-3) did not play. Next: vs. LSU, Thursday. 20. Texas A&M (13-5) did not play. Next: at No. 13 Georgia, Sunday. 21. Colorado (13-2) did not play. Next: vs. Arizona State, Friday. 22. Florida State (13-3) did not play. Next: at Boston College, Thursday. 23. Kansas (11-4) did not play. Next: at Texas Tech, Saturday. 24. Iowa State (13-2) did not play. Next: at No. 17 Oklahoma State, Sunday. 25. Michigan (14-2) did not play. Next: at Northwestern, Thursday.

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesday’s Games Wolves 4, Texas 1 Hershey 3, Worcester 2, SO Charlotte 1, Grand Rapids 0 Binghamton 5, Rochester 1 Hamilton at Abbotsford, (n) Today’s Game Grand Rapids at Charlotte, 6 p.m.

woLVEs 4, sTARs 1 Texas Chicago

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First Period–None. Penalties–Smith, Texas (interference), 11:49; Tousignant, Texas (hooking), 19:28. Second Period–1, Chicago, Sterling 14 (Haydar), 6:11. Penalties–Miskovic, Chicago (tripping), 3:04; Tousignant, Texas (tripping), 18:31. Third Period–2, Chicago, Sterling 15 (Negrin), 3:05; 3, Chicago, Schneider 1 (Daavettila), 12:32; 4, Texas, Fraser 18 (Petersen, Smith), 18:02; 5, Chicago, Davies 3 (unassisted), 19:18 en. Penalties–None. Shots on goal–Texas: 7-6-7--20. Chicago: 7-11-11--29. Power plays– Texas: 0-1. Chicago: 0-3. Goalies–Texas, Campbell (25-28). Chicago, Climie (1920). A–3,421. Referees–Trent Knorr and Jeff Smith. Linesmen–Kiel Murchison and Alex Stagnone.

nhl scHEDuLE Saturday’s Games Blackhawks at Los Angeles, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Ottawa at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 6 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 6 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 7 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

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January at Los Angeles at Phoenix ST. LOUIS at Dallas at Columbus DETROIT at Minnesota February at Vancouver at Calgary at San Jose at Phoenix at Nashville ANAHEIM SAN JOSE LOS ANGELES VANCOUVER SAN JOSE COLUMBUS EDMONTON at St. Louis

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fOOTbAll nfl PlAYOffs 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 38, Denver 35, 2OT San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. 13 Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 New England 41, Houston 28 Conference Championships Sunday San Francisco at Atlanta, 2 p.m. (FOX) Baltimore at New England, 5:30 p.m. (CBS) 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)

INJuRY REPoRT OUT - Definitely will not play DNP - Did not practice LIMITED - Limited participation in practice FULL - Full participation in practice SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at ATLANTA FALCONS — 49ERS: LIMITED: CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), RB Bruce Miller (shoulder), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder). FULL: G Alex Boone (knee), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), CB Chris Culliver (knee), S Dashon Goldson (shin), LB Tavares Gooden (knee), RB Frank Gore (knee), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (shoulder), DT Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder). FALCONS: LIMITED: DE John Abraham (ankle), DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), CB Christopher Owens (hamstring). FULL: S William Moore (hand), LB Stephen Nicholas (foot). BALTIMORE RAVENS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — RAVENS: DNP: CB Asa Jackson (thigh). LIMITED: RB Anthony Allen (head), G Gino Gradkowski (head), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), WR David Reed (thigh). FULL: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), CB Chykie Brown (shoulder), NT Terrence Cody (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), DE Arthur Jones (thigh, knee), RB Vonta Leach (knee, ankle), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), S Bernard Pollard (chest), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen), WR Torrey Smith (back), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles, biceps), G Marshal Yanda (shoulder). PATRIOTS: DNP: CB Alfonzo Dennard (not injury related), TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm). LIMITED: CB Marquice Cole (finger), DE Chandler Jones (ankle), G Nick McDonald (shoulder), DE Trevor Scott (knee), RB Danny Woodhead (thumb).

COllEGE bowL gLANcE Saturday RAYCOM College Football All-Star Classic At Montgomery, Ala. Stars vs. Stripes, 2 p.m. (CBSSN) East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 3 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 26 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 3 p.m. (NFLN)

MArC TrEsTMAn Here is a list of quarterbacks that new Bears coach Marc Trestman worked with to this point during his football career.


1983 - Bernie Kosar 201 for 327, 2,329 yards, 15 TDs, 13 INTs (11-1 record) 1984 - Berne Kosar 262 for 416, 3,642 yards, 25 TDs, 16 INTs (8-5 record)

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1987 - Steve DeBerg 159 for 275, 1,891 yards, 14 TDs, 7 INTs (2-6 record) 1987 - Vinny Testaverde 71 for 165, 1,081 yards, 5 TDs, 6 INTs (0-4 record) 1987 - Jim Zorn 20 for 36, 199 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs (1-0 record) 1987 - John Reaves 6 for 16, 83 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs (1-1 record


1988 - Bernie Kosar 156 for 259, 1,890 yards, 10 TDs, 7 INTs (6-3 record) 1988 - Mike Pagel 71 for 134, 736 yards, 3 TDs, 4 INTs (2-2 record) 1988 - Don Strock 55 for 91, 736 yards, 6 TDs, 5 INTs (2-2 record) 1988 - Gary Danielson 31 for 52, 324 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT (0-1 record)


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1989 - Bernie Kosar 303 for 513, 3,533 yards, 18 TDs, 14 INTs (9-6-1 record)

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1990 - Rich Gannon 182 for 349, 2,278 yards, 16 TDs, 16 INTs (5-7 record) 1990 - Wade Wilson 82 for 146, 1,155 yards, 9 TDs, 8 INTs (1-3 record) 1991 - Rich Gannon 211 for 354, 2,166 yards, 12 TDs, 6 INTs (6-5 record) 1991 - Wade Wilson 72 for 122, 825 yards, 3 TDs, 10 INTs (2-3 record)

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Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach 1995 - Steve Young 299 for 447, 3,200 yards, 20 TDs, 11 INTs (8-3 record) 1995 - Elvis Grbac 127 for 183, 1,469 yards 8 TDs, 5 INTs (3-2 record) 1996 - Steve Young 214 for 316, 2,410 yards, 14 TDs, 6 INTs (9-3 record) 1996 - Elvis Grbac 122 for 197, 1,236, 8 TDs, 10 INTs (3-1 record)


1997 - Scott Mitchell 293 for 509, 3,484 yards, 19 TDs, 14 INTs (9-7 record)

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Today At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Play begins at on all courts at 6 p.m. CST Wednesday Rod Laver Arena Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, vs. Eleni Daniilidou, Greece Serena Williams (3), vs. Garbine Muguruza, Spain Daniel Brands, Germany, vs. Bernard Tomic, Australia Night Session (2 a.m. CST Thursday) Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, vs. Roger Federer (2), Switzerland Laura Robson, Britain, vs. Petra Kvitova (8), Czech Republic Hisense Arena Peng Shuai, China, vs. Maria Kirilenko (14), Russia Joao Sousa, Portugal, vs Andy Murray (3), Britain Caroline Wozniacki (10), Denmark, vs. Donna Vekic, Croatia Lu Yen-hsun, Taiwan, vs. Gael Monfils, France Margaret Court Arena Night Session (2 a.m. CST Thursday) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (7), France, vs. Go Soeda, Japan Hsieh Su-wei (26), Taiwan, vs. Svetlana Kutznetsova, Russia Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, and Anabel Medina Garrigues (16), Spain, vs. Julia Goerges, Germany, and Sam Stosur, Australia Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, and Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, vs. Matthew Ebden, Australia, and Ryan Harrison, United States Night Session (2 a.m. CST Thursday) Juan Martin del Potro (6), Argentina, vs. Benjamin Becker, Germany

CL SOUTH (44) Mahoney 0 0-0 0, Bartush 3 0-0 8, Shiller 2 2-2 6, Johnson 0 1-2 1, Thomas 1 0-0 3, Smith 0 0-0 0, Rogers 3 2-8 8, Freiricks 0 0-0 0, Geske 2 1-2 6, Meitzler 4 4-6 12. Totals 15 10-20 44. PRAIRIE RIDGE (45) Perhats 2 1-1 5, Bradshaw 2 2-2 6, Delage 2 0-0 5, Peterson 4 0-0 8, Witt 0 0-0 0, Meikel 0 0-0 0, Ticknor 5 0-0 11, Gilbert 1 0-0 2, Berg 1 2-2 4, Behning 2 0-0 4, Hering 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 5-5 45.


1998 - Jake Plummer 324 for 547, 3,737 yards, 17 TDs, 20 INTs (9-7 record) 1999 - Jake Plummer 201 for 381, 2,111 yards, 9 TDs, 24 INTs (3-8 record) 1999 - Dave M. Brown 84 for 169, 944 yards 2 TDs, 6 INTs (3-2 record) 2000 - Jake Plummer 270 for 475, 2,946 yards, 13 TDs, 21 INTs (3-11 record) 2000 - Dave M. Brown 40 for 69, 467 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INTs (0-2 record)

2001 - Rich Gannon 361 for 549, 3,828 yards, 27 TDs, 9 INTs (10-6 record)


Offensive Coordinator 2002 - Rich Gannon 418 for 618, 4,689 yards, 26 TDs, 10 INTs (11-5 record) 2003 - Rich Gannon 125 for 225, 1,274 yards, 6 TDs, 4 INTs (2-5 record) 2003 - Rick Mirer 116 for 221, 1,267 yards, 3 TDs, 5 INTs (2-6 record) 2003 - Marques Tuiasosopo 25 for 45, 324 yards, 0 TDs, 3 INTs (0-1 record)

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2004 - A.J. Feeley 191 for 356, 1,893 yards, 11 TDs, 15 INTs (3-5 record) 2004 - Jay Fiedler 101 for 190, 1,186 yards 7 TDs, 8 INTs (1-6 record) 2004 - Sage Rosenfels 16 for 39, 264 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs (0-1 record)

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2005 - Jay Davis 108 for 180, 1,267 yards, 6 TDs, 8 INTs 2005 - Marcus Stone 75 for 154, 1,015 yards, 8 TDs, 6 INTs 2006 - Daniel Evans 163 for 307, 1,843 yards, 6 TDs, 11 INTs 2006 - Marcus Stone 33 for 69, 345 yards, 4 TDs, 5 INTs

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2008 - Anthony Calvillo 472 for 682, 5,624 yards, 43 TDs, 13 INTs 2009 - Anthony Calvillo 396 for 550, 4,639 yards, 26 TDs, 6 INTs 2010 - Anthony Calvillo 380 for 562, 4,839 yards, 32 TDs, 7 INTs 2011 - Anthony Calvillo 404 for 654, 5,251 yards, 32 TDs, 8 INTs 2012 - Anthony Calvillo 333 for 555, 5,082 yards, 31 TDs, 14 INTs NOTE: Worked as the Minnesota Vikings’ running back coach from 1985 to 1986.


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Three-point goals: Woodstock 7 (Buhrow 4, Turner 2, Kaufman), Grayslake North 8 (Mateling 3, Carmody 3, Einloth, DiProva). Total fouls: Woodstock 14, Grayslake North 13.




At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $31.608 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Nicolas Almagro (10), Spain, def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. Sam Querrey (20), United States, def. Brian Baker, United States, 6-7 (2), 1-1, retired. Kei Nishikori (16), Japan, def. Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1. Tomas Berdych (5), Czech Republic, def. Guillaume Rufin, France, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. Jerzy Janowicz (24), Poland, def. Somdev Devvarman, India, 6-7 (10), 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5. Stanislas Wawrinka (15), Switzerland, def. Tobias Kamke, Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (4), retired. Jurgen Melzer (26), Austria, def. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2. David Ferrer (4), Spain, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 6-0, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, def. Mikhail Youzhny (23), Russia, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Marcos Baghdatis (28), Cyprus, def. Tatsuma Ito, Japan, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, def. Andrey Kuznetsov, Russia, 6-1, 7-5, 6-4. Janko Tipsarevic (8), Serbia, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-5. Radek Stepanek (31), Czech Republic, def. Feliciano Lopez, Spain, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. Julien Benneteau (32), France, def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3. Fernando Verdasco (22), Spain, def. Xavier Malisse, Belgium, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2. Women Second Round Agnieszka Radwanska (4), Poland, def. Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, 6-3, 6-3. Angelique Kerber (5), Germany, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-1. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Klara Zakopalova (23), Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-0. Valeria Savinykh, Russia, def. Dominika Cibulkova (15), Slovakia, 7-6 (6), 6-4. Julia Goerges (18), Germany, def. Romina Oprandi, Switzerland, 6-3, 6-2. Li Na (6), China, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 6-2, 7-5. Madison Keys, United States, def. Tamira Paszek (30), Austria, 6-2, 6-1. Ekaterina Makarova (19), Russia, def. Stephanie Foretz Gacon, France, 6-3, 6-3. Marion Bartoli (11), France, def. Vesna Dolonc, Serbia, 7-5, 6-0. Zheng Jie, China, def. Sam Stosur (9), Australia, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5. Heather Watson, Britain, def. Ksenia Pervak, Kazakhstan, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2. Jelena Jankovic (22), Serbia, def. Maria Joao Koehler, Portugal, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Sorana Cirstea (27), Romania, def. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. Maria Sharapova (2), Russia, def. Misaki Doi, Japan, 6-0, 6-0. Ana Ivanovic (13), Serbia, def. Chan Yung-jan, Taiwan, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4. Venus Williams (25), United States, def. Alize Cornet, France, 6-3, 6-3.

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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 Jan. 6 through March 10 (no clinic Feb. 24). Single A Division (4-6 year olds) from 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Double A Division (7-8 year olds) from 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Triple A Division (9-10 year olds) from 10:45 a.m. – Noon Majors Division (11-12 year olds) from 10:45 a.m. – Noon For more information visit www. or email Rob Neumeyer at

GOlf sENIoRs LEAguE The Chapel Hill Monday Morning Seniors Golf League is inviting men (ages 55 and older) to join its spring league for 2013. For more information, contact Bob Kelly at 847-220-8174.

vOllEYbAll co-REc VoLLEYbALL LEAguE The McHenry Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for its Co-Rec Volleyball League for ages 18 & over. Games are played at McHenry East Campus High School beginning Jan. 24. The cost is $280 per team. Call the McHenry Parks & Recreation Department at 815-363-2160 or check our website at for more information.

bAsKETbAll mEN’s HALF couRT bAskETbALL LEAguE The McHenry Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for its Men’s Half Court Basketball League for ages 18 & over. Games are played at McHenry Middle School beginning Tuesday. The cost is $190 per team. Call the McHenry Parks & Recreation Department at 815-363-2160 or check our website at for more information.



at boston 6 p.m. WCIU AM-1000

mEmPHIs 7 p.m. WGN AM-1000 at Los Angeles 2 p.m. NBC AM-720

TEXAs 7:30 p.m. WPWR


MOnDAY L.A. LAkERs 8:30 p.m. TNT AM-1000

at Phoenix 9 p.m. NBCSN, CSN AM-720

HousToN 7 p.m. WCUU



2 p.m.: PGA Tour, Humana Challenge, first round, TGC 3 a.m.: European PGA Tour, Abu Dhabi Championship, second round, TGC


7 p.m.: L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, TNT 9:30 p.m.: Miami at L.A. Lakers, TNT

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7 p.m.: Southern Illinois at Indiana State, CSN

6 p.m.: Michigan at Minnesota, ESPN 6 p.m.: Florida at Texas A&M, ESPN2 6 p.m.: Valparaiso at Detroit, ESPNU 7:15 p.m.: Northwestern at Illinois, BTN, AM-720 8 p.m.: Georgia Tech at Duke, ESPN 8 p.m.: South Florida at Rutgers, ESPN2 8 p.m.: Oregon State at UCLA, ESPNU


6:30 p.m.: Harvard at Woodstock North,



1 a.m.: Dakar Rally, stage 12, Fiambala, NBCSN (delayed tape)

1 p.m.: Australian Open, second round, ESPN2 (sameday tape) 10 p.m.: Australian Open, third round, ESPN2 2 a.m.: Australian Open, third round, ESPN2


PrEPs bOYs bAsKETbAll gRAYsLAkE NoRTH 63 wooDsTock 57 WOODSTOCK (57) Kaufman 2 0-0 5, Benjamin 3 0-0 6, Turner 5 3-4 15, Buhrow 4 0-0 12, Sutter 0 2-2 2, Stoneking 5 3-3 13, Kubiak 1 2-2 4. Totals 20 10-11 57. GRAYSLAKE NORTH (63) Carmody 3 0-0 9, Fish 9 1-3 19, Smith 3 0-1 6, Mateling 4 4-4 15, Einloth 1 0-0 3, DiProva 2 0-0 5, Dodge 2 2-2 6. Totals 24 7-10 63. Woodstock Grayslake North

CL South Prairie Ridge

8 21 14 14 – 57 11 22 9 21 – 63

6 13 13 12 – 44 18 7 8 12 – 45

Three-point goals: CL South 4 (Bartush 2, Thomas, Geske), Prairie Ridge 2 (Delage, Ticknor). Total fouls: CL South 14, Prairie Ridge 20.

HAmPsHIRE 49, JoHNsbuRg 40 HAMPSHIRE (49) Ridges 1 0-0 2, Cork 7 0-0 14, Dumoulin 3 0-0 6, Hernandez 3 3-4 9, Crater 6 3-4 18. Totals 20 6-8 49. JOHNSBURG (40) Dingman 3 0-0 7, Ridout 3 0-0 6, Lobermeier 4 0-0 8, Stillwell 0 0-2 0, Dixon 1 0-0 2, Dombrowski 3 1-2 8, Huemann 1 0-0 2, Conroy 0 1-4 1, Sigmund 3 0-0 6. Totals 18 2-8 40. Hampshire Johnsburg

15 13 10 11 – 49 8 13 11 8 – 40

Three-point goals: Hampshire 3 (Crater 3), Johnsburg 2 (Dombrowki, Dingman). Total fouls: Hampshire 10, Johnsburg 11.

mcHENRY 63, cARY-gRoVE 58 CARY-GROVE (58) Szydlo 7 2-2 17, Gregoire 2 5-5 10, Motzel 2 0-2 5, Lee 6 2-3 14, Plazak 4 0-0 8, May 0 1-2 1, McDonough 0 2-2 2, Splitt 0 1-2 1. Totals: 21 13-18 58. McHENRY (63) Skinner 2 0-1 4, Varvil 5 0-2 13, Freund 1 0-2 2, Johnson 4 0-1 11, Zalewski 8 0-0 19, Bellich 1 0-0 3, Byers 1 0-2 2, Postal 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25 2-8 63. Cary-Grove McHenry

15 16 14 13 – 58 20 15 15 13 – 63

3-point goals: Cary-Grove 3 (Szydlo, Gregoire, Motzel), McHenry 11 (Varvil 3, Johnson 3, Zalewski 3, Partenheimer, Bellich). Total fouls: Cary-Grove 11, McHenry 16. Fouled out: Gregoire, Partenheimer.

cRYsTAL LAkE cENTRAL 75 gRAYsLAkE cENTRAL 53 GRAYSLAKE CENTRAL (53) M. Reed 2 1-4 5, Vargo 0 0-0 0, Mudd 2 0-0 4, Spalding 0 0-0 0, Anderson 2 0-0 4, Loeffel 0 1-2 1, Stickler 1 0-0 2, Daly 1 1-2 3, Lennartz 1 0-0 2, Rulmann 2 0-0 4, Stewart 1 2-2 4, Stickland 0 0-0 0, Speer 1 2-2 4, D. Reed 9 0-1 20. Totals: 22 7-13 53. CL CENTRAL (75) J. Murphy 0 0-0 0, Co. Murphy 7 4-6 18, Vesely 0 0-0 0, Cadieux 0 0-0 0, Thomas 3 2-2 8, Knoeppel 5 0-0 11, Peisker 0 0-0 0, Fleck 2 4-4 8, Panicko 3 1-1 7, Vanscoyoc 5 0-0 11, Hobson 1 0-0 3, Duffy 1 0-1 2, Larkins 0 0-0 0, Ca. Murphy 3 0-0 6. Totals: 30 11-14 75. Grayslake Central 13 11 15 14 – 53 CL Central 24 17 18 16 – 75

3-point goals: Grayslake Central 2 (D. Reed 2), CL Central 3 (Hobson, Vanscoyoc, Knoeppel). Total fouls: Grayslake Central 18, CL Central 14.

Girls bOWlinG wooDsTock 2,551 bARRINgToN 2,057 Woodstock: Butenschoen 106-118 224, Lindsey-Robbins 136-155-175 466, Stieg 209-139-178 526, Busch 245-197-203 645, Zurawski 165-180-142 487, Kunke 203. Totals 861-789-901 2,551.

bOYs bOWlinG mARENgo 2,987 DEkALb 2,959

at Glo Bowl in Marengo DeKalb: Tootz 198-157-222 577, Collins 173-238-244 655, Mattingly 160-147-152 459, Bellyizi 193-174-160 527, Zarek 186-137-256 579, Pinne 169-217-225 611. Totals 919-933-1,107 2,959. Marengo: Alt 211-179-192 582, Jordan 173-180-202 555, Mueller 184-204-191 579, Villerreal 146-214-181 541, Da. Termini 156-115-182 453, Gross 234-264-221 719. Totals 958-1,041-988 2,987.

JoHNsbuRg 3,027 mcHENRY 2,623 McHenry: McClaughry 224-190-194 608, Bourland 179-192-184 555, Ives 133157-171 461, Reinhardt 113-201-151 465, Hudjera 134-195-205 534. Johnsburg: Legnaioli 238-239-194 671, Chamberlain 157-179-175 511, Flack 186-176-166 528, Straulin 197-207-211 615, Kass 257-244-201 702.

Girls bAsKETbAll cRYsTAL LAkE souTH 45 mcHENRY 24 McHENRY (24) D’Angelo 0 0-0 0, Taylor 0 0-0 0, Rumowski 1 0-2 3, Avonts 4 0-1 8, Lay 0 1-2 1, Rosga 3 0-0 6, Hartmann 1 0-0 2, Snedeker 1 0-0 2, Sena 0 2-2 2, Wiesemann 0 0-0 0, Wamboldt 0 0-0 0, Totals 10 3-7 24 CL SOUTH (45) Madoni 1 0-0 2, Oros 3 0-0 7, Rasmussen 4 0-0 8, Nolan 5 2-2 12, Mickow 3 0-0 6, Fanter 2 0-0 4, Del Vecchio 1 0-0 2, De Jesus 0 0-0 0, Clark 1 0-0 2, Ryan 1 0-0 2, Ellison 0 0-0 0, Massie 0 0-0 0, Fuchs 0 0-0 0, Cassiano 0 0-0 0, Totals 21 2-2 45. McHenry CL South

2 5 11 6 – 24 8 11 18 8 – 45

Three-point goals: McHenry 1 (Rumowski), CL South 1 (Oros). Total fouls: McHenry 8, CL South 7.


Girls basketball: Richmond-Burton at Harvard, Faith Lutheran, Keith School at Alden-Hebron, 7 p.m. Wrestling: Jacobs at Dundee-Crown, Grayslake North, Harvard at Woodstock North, 5:30 p.m.; Richmond-Burton at Marengo, 6 p.m.; Prairie Ridge at CaryGrove, Johnsburg at Woodstock, 6:30 p.m.; McHenry at Huntley, 7 p.m. Boys swimming: McHenry at Woodstock Co-op, 4:30 p.m. Girls bowling: Huntley at Grayslake North, Grayslake Central at Jacobs, Johnsburg at Dundee-Crown, Woodstock at McHenry, 4:30 p.m.


Boys basketball: Harvard at Martin Luther King Tournament, 5:20 p.m.; Rockford Christian at Richmond-Burton, Keith School at Alden-Hebron, Faith Lutheran at Westlake, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: CL South at CaryGrove, McHenry at Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge at Huntley, Grayslake Central at Hampshire, Johnsburg at Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central at Woodstock, 7 p.m. Wrestling: CL Central, Marian Central at Harvard, 5 p.m.; Woodstock North, Rockford Lutheran at Belvidere, 5:30 p.m.; Woodstock at McHenry, 6:30 p.m. Gymnastics: Prairie Ridge at Barrington and Carmel, 6 p.m.

GlAnTz-CulvEr linE NCAA Football East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. Saturday TODAY O/U UNDERDOG 2½ (41½) West


NFL Playoffs Sunday FAVORITE TODAY O/U UNDERDOG San Francisco 4 (49) at Atlanta at New England 9 (51½) Baltimore NCAA Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Florida 10½ at Texas A&M at Detroit 3½ Valparaiso at FAU 9 Troy at UMass 10½ Duquesne at Minnesota 3 Michigan at Louisiana Tech 9½ Idaho at FIU 2 North Texas at W. Kentucky 7½ La.-Lafayette at Middle Tenn. 16½ UALR at South Alabama 13 La.-Monroe at Texas-Arlington 7½ Seattle at Milwaukee Pk Cleveland St. at Green Bay 7 Youngstown St. at Illinois 11 Northwestern at Rutgers 6 South Florida at New Mexico St. 5 Utah St. at Duke 17 Georgia Tech at VCU 10 Saint Joseph’s at UCLA 14½ Oregon St. at Denver 13 San Jose St. at CS Northridge 6 UC Davis Gonzaga 16 at Portland Long Beach St. 6½ at UC Riverside at San Francisco 1 Santa Clara at Cal St.-Fullerton 6 UC Irvine Oregon 3 at Southern Cal at Hawaii 2 Pacific at Canisius 9½ Manhattan at Niagara 14 Siena Rider 2½ at St. Peter’s at Oakland 13½ Mo.-Kansas City at Davidson 26 The Citadel at Elon 14 Furman Coll. of Charleston 3½ at Georgia So. at Chattanooga 2 Appalachian St. N. Dakota St. 12 at IUPUI-x at IPFW 6½ South Dakota at Loyola (Md.) 12½ Marist at Murray St. 18 E. Illinois at SE Missouri 3 Morehead St. at Belmont 14 E. Kentucky at W. Illinois 1 S. Dakota St. at Austin Peay 4 SIU-Edwardsville W. Carolina 1½ at Samford at North Dakota 4½ E. Washington at Tennessee St. 5 Jacksonville St. at Weber St. 16 N. Arizona Sacramento St. 2 at Idaho St. Portland St. 1½ at N. Colorado at Montana 14½ S. Utah x-at Bankers Life Fieldhouse FAVORITE New York-x L.A. Clippers at Phoenix at L.A. Lakers

NBA LINE 5 5 1 2

UNDERDOG Detroit at Minnesota Milwaukee Miami

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Friday, Jan. 11 Philadelphia 13, Buffalo 8 Saturday, Jan. 12 Buffalo 13, Minnesota 12 Toronto 13, Calgary 11 Washington 17, Colorado 13 Sunday, Jan. 13 Toronto 10, Edmonton 9 Saturday Buffalo at Rochester Philadelphia at Toronto Colorado at Calgary Sunday Edmonton at Washington

TrAnsACTiOns PrOs BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB–Suspended Toronto RHP Alan Farina (Dunedin-FSL) 50 games for a second violation for a drug of abuse under the minor league drug program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Signed executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter to contract extensions through the 2018 season. DETROIT TIGERS–Agreed to terms with INF-OF Don Kelly on a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS–Agreed to terms with RHP Jerome Williams on a one-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES–Agreed to terms with RHP Phil Hughes on a oneyear contract. National League COLORADO ROCKIES–Agreed to terms with RHP Wilton Lopez and LHP Josh Outman on one-year contracts. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES–Agreed to terms with RHP Aaron Cook, RHP Juan Cruz and RHP Rodrigo Lopez on minor league contracts. American Association WICHITA WINGNUTS–Released RHP Jared Simon and RHP James Baker. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERS–Signed RHP Shawn Kale. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS–Signed C Brian Erie and INF Kyle Weldon to contract extensions. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS–Signed RHP Cody Griebling and RHP Joe Parsons to contract extensions. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS– Signed OF Ken Gregory. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS–Suspended F Josh Smith one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for “conduct detrimental to the team.” FOOTBALL National Football League BEARS–Named Marc Trestman coach. ATLANTA FALCONS–Promoted Marvin Allen to national scout and Mike Potts and Sae Woon Jo to area scouts.

BUFFALO BILLS–Signed TE Joe Sawyer and DB Dominique Ellis to reserve/ future contracts. CLEVELAND BROWNS–Named Sashi Brown executive vice president-general counsel and Brent Stehlik executive vice president-chief revenue officer. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS–Named Andy Heck offensive line coach and Kevin O’Dea assistant special teams coach. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES–Named Chip Kelly coach. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS–Signed WR Phil Bates, WR Bryan Waters, LB Kyle Knox, DB Ron Parker, DB Chandler Fenner, RB Derrick Coleman, TE Cooper Helfet, DT Myles Wade, WR Stephen Williams and LB Korey Toomer to future contracts. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS–Assigned F PierreLuc Letourneau-Leblond to Norfolk (AHL). Recalled G Frederik Andersen Norfolk. FLORIDA PANTHERS–RecalledE D Colby Robak from San Antonio (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS–Signed C Travis Zajac to an eight-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS–Assigned F Stefan Noesen to Plymouth (OHL). PHOENIX COYOTES–Recalled F Chris Brown, F Chris Conner, F Rob Klinkhammer, F Brendan Shinnimin, F Justin Szwarz, D Brandon Gormley and D Chris Summers from Portland (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES–Signed general manager Doug Armstrong to a five-year contract extension. WASHINGTON CAPITALS–Assigned F Tom Wilson to Plymouth (OHL). WINNIPEG JETS–Agreed to terms with F Jason Jaffray. Claimed RW Anthony Peluso off waivers from St. Louis. American Hockey League AHL–Suspended Houston D Paul Mara three games for his actions in a Jan. 13 game against Charlotte. ALBANY DEVILS–Announced LW Jean-Sebastien Berube was reassigned to Trenton (ECHL). NORFOLK ADMIRALS–Released F Brandon Marino, F Jean-Michel Rizk, F Marc-Olivier Vallerand and D Kyle Bushee from professional tryout contracts. Returned D Ryan Hegarty to Fort Wayne (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE–Recalled F John McFarland and D Brian O’Hanley from Cincinnati (ECHL).

ECHL ECHL–Suspended Wheeling’s Keven Veilleux 10 games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his inappropriate comments made in and around the penalty boxes subsequent to a third period altercation of a Jan. 13 game against South Carolina. READING ROYALS–Announced F Stanislav Galiev, D Brett Flemming and G Brandon Anderson were assigned to the team from Hershey (AHL). Announced F Alex Berry was loaned to the team by Hershey. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLORADO RAPIDS–Acquired allocation money, an international slot, and a first-round SuperDraft pick from Chicago for MF Jeff Larentowicz and a secondround SuperDraft pick. LA GALAXY–Signed MF Juninho to a multiyear contract. Agreed to terms with F Robbie Keane on a multiyear contract extension. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION– Acquired a 2013 first-round SuperDraft pick from Toronto FC for their 2013 first-round SuperDraft pick and allocation money. PORTLAND TIMBERS–Acquired allocation money from Real Salt Lake for the rights to F Robbie Findley.

COllEGE DOANE–Named Tyson Springer wrestling coach. DRAKE–Announced freshman basketball G Jordan Daniels is transferring to the school from Boston College. FAYETTEVILLE STATE–Named Lawrence Kershaw football coach. FORT LEWIS–Named John L. Smith football coach. GEORGETOWN–Announced men’s basketball F Greg Whittington was declared academically ineligible. GEORGIA–Announced sophomore TB Ken Malcome will transfer to another school. GEORGIA TECH–Named Mike Bobinski athletic director.


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Grouchy grandma talks way out of family events

Dear Abby: My grandmother is 75 years old and, unfortunately, very unpleasant to be around. She has made many hurtful remarks in the past, which have led some family members to shut her out of their lives. I live in another state and don’t see my grandmother very often. I call her once or twice a month. When I do, she’s nothing but pleasant with me, but she’s often angry and tearful about other members of the family. She feels her children and grandchildren should respect her as the matriarch of the family and include her in all family get-togethers. (My family tells me they have stopped inviting her to many functions because she’s such a troublemaker.) I’m concerned about my grandmother and am beginning to think my parents and siblings should overlook her unpleasant behavior and occasional snide remarks. At the very least, they should include her in important family functions. I’d be interested in your opinion, so I can share it with my family. – Troubled In Minnesota

Dear Troubled: Your grandmother appears to be reaping what she has sown. Verbal abuse often leaves scars on

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips those at whom it is aimed, and no one can be blamed for wanting distance from a person who is deliberately hurtful. Respect is something that has to be earned. Your parents and siblings “respect” your grandmother from a distance because they have learned it’s the only safe way to do so. Does this mean she should automatically be excluded from all family get-togethers? No. However, before she’s invited to an important event, she should give assurances she’ll watch her mouth and be on her best behavior. Or else. If this seems heavy-handed, so be it. It’s no crime to protect oneself from someone else’s mean-spiritedness. Dear Abby: Please allow me to share a dating technique with your readers that has saved me a lot of relationship headaches. I call it “the 90day rule.” Whenever I start dating someone, I try to see them at least once a week for 90 days. That way, if there are any character flaws, I find out

within the first 90 days. Among the flaws I’ve discovered: drug dealing and addiction, alcoholism, driving without a valid license and with illegal license tags, and lying about their occupation. The idea is to avoid sexual intimacy during those first 90 days to keep your head clear. If you are intimate too soon, you’ll find yourself making excuses for your partner. This technique has never failed me – unless I made an exception. May I suggest your readers try this 90-day rule? If they do, I promise they won’t be disappointed because it takes TIME to get to know someone. Before you can love someone, you must learn who that person really is. – Clearheaded In

Clearwater, Fla. Dear Clearheaded: Your 90-

day rule makes a lot of sense. I have heard from many readers who went too far too fast because they felt they had made an instant emotional connection. I warn them physical attraction should not be confused with love because what they’re really describing is infatuation.

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Follow tips to avoid toddler tantrums

Dear Dr. K: My toddler has frequent temper tantrums, and it’s impossible to calm him down once he gets going. I’d rather learn ways to head off his tantrums in the first place. Dear Reader: Though it may be hard to believe, tantrums can actually serve a purpose. My pediatrician colleagues here at Harvard Medical School tell me tantrums are your child’s way of letting you know that you’re not meeting his basic needs for sleep, food, reassurance, independence, calm and safety. Provide these things, and he’s less likely to fall on the floor wailing. Here are some tips our pediatricians say should help: • Avoid hunger pangs.

Low blood sugar can make kids cranky. Bring healthy snacks with you to avoid a meltdown. Good options include raisins, cheese and apple slices – presuming your child is old enough for such solids.

• Make sure your child is well-rested. Most children

ASK DR. K Dr. Anthony Komaroff grocery store and I’ve been sleep-deprived, don’t expect me to behave perfectly, either.)

• Avoid overstimulation.

Whether it’s a visit with relatives, a birthday party or another event, a young child can process only so much excitement. The initial laughter and enthusiasm can quickly give way to tears and aggressive behavior. If you see signs your child is beginning to get overexcited – such as hyperactivity and silliness – remove him from the setting for a few minutes to calm him down.

• Keep your child active.

Energetic children may need physical outlets to help avoid emotional meltdowns. If you have a high-energy child, be sure he or she gets plenty of active time.

• Be consistent and have

need 10 to 12 hours of sleep at night. Don’t bring a sleepdeprived 2-year-old to the grocery store and then expect him to behave perfectly. (In fact, if you see me at the

a schedule. Children love predictability – even predictably bad news like it’s time to go to bed. • Be in control. You are in charge, not your 2-yearold. But if he’s craving independence, give him a

sense of control by offering some limited choices. For example, if he’s refusing to eat vegetables, give him a choice between broccoli and green beans. Little doses of power like that will fulfill his need for independence without turning him into a tyrant or teaching him his opinion doesn’t matter.

• Give reassurance, attention and love. If the only

way to get your attention is by wailing, your child will quickly learn that trick. Don’t misunderstand: I’m not advising that you ignore your crying child. Rather, at every opportunity, show the child your attention and love – to head off the tantrum from starting. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A great new short, inexpensive e-book has a wealth of good information about this subject: “Taming Your Child’s Temper Tantrums” by Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Victoria Rogers McEvoy and Karen Weintraub. You can learn about this book at my website.

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

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

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As the tabloids speculated about whether Jessica Simpson is expecting again (she is) and the media zeroed in on Kate Middleton’s acute morning sickness, Kim Kardashian says it was nice to be out of the media spotlight during the early stages of her pregnancy. “I’m obviously so happy for them, but if anything I loved the privacy,” the 32-year-old reality TV star said in an interview Wednesday. Kardashian’s boyfriend, Kanye West, revealed during a Dec. 30 concert in Atlantic City, N.J., that they are expecting their first child together.

Lopez happy for Affleck

When Ben Affleck won best director at the Golden Globe Awards for his Iran hostage thriller, “Argo,” ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez was among those cheering the loudest. Lopez said she gave Affleck a standing ovation.

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Lopez and Affleck, who were known as “Bennifer,” broke off their engagement 10 years ago. The couple were always in the tabloids and became a source of derision, and their movie together, “Gigli,” bombed, hurting their careers. “You know we went through a really rough time in the press and things like that back in the day. So I really felt like, ‘Wow this is a great moment,’ ” she said.

Elton John welcomes son

Elton John and David Furnish say they have become parents for a second time. The couple say they are “overwhelmed with happiness” at the birth of Elijah Joseph Daniel FurnishJohn. John’s spokeswoman Fran Curtis confirmed an announcement on the singer’s website that the baby was born Friday in Los Angeles. The infant, born to a surrogate mother, weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

Shakira hosts shower

What does the baby of the world’s most famous Latin American singer need? Nothing, apparently. Expectant parents Shakira and soccer star Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona are inviting friends and family to join an online baby shower to benefit underprivileged children. Their own child is expected to be born early this year.

Conrad Bain dead at 89

Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died. Bain died Monday of natural causes in his hometown of Livermore, Calif., according to his daughter, Jennifer Bain. He was 89. The show that made him famous debuted on NBC in 1978, an era when television comedies tackled relevant social issues.


Director Kathryn Bigelow defends torture scenes in her Oscarnominated film “Zero Dark Thirty,” saying torture was an undeniable part of the hunt for Osama bin Laden after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The film opens by declaring it’s based on firsthand accounts of actual events. But Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and other lawmakers criticized the film as misleading for suggesting torture led to the location of bin Laden. Lawmakers asked Sony Pictures to attach a disclaimer that the film is fictional. “Experts disagree sharply on the facts and particulars of the intelligence hunt, and doubtlessly that debate will continue,” Bigelow wrote in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday. The comments were Bigelow’s most explicit reaction to the controversy so far. “As for what I personally believe, which has been the subject of inquiries, accusations and speculation, I think Osama bin Laden was found due to ingenious detective work,” she continued. “Torture was, however, as we all know, employed in the early years of the hunt. That doesn’t mean it was the key to finding bin Laden. It means it is a part of the story we couldn’t ignore.” “War, obviously, isn’t pretty, and we were not interested in portraying this military action as free of moral consequences,” she added.

Actress Betty White is 91. Actor James Earl Jones is 82. Talk-show host Maury Povich is 74. Singer Chris Montez is 71. Singer William Hart of The Delfonics is 68. Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor is 65. Singer Sheila Hutchinson of The Emotions is 60. Singer Steve Earle is 58. Singer Paul Young is 57. Actorcomedian Steve Harvey is 56. Singer Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles is 54. Actor Jim Carrey is 51. Actor Denis O’Hare (“The Good Wife,” “American Horror Story”) is 51. Actor Joshua Malina (“The West Wing,” “Sports Night”) is 47. Singer Shabba Ranks is 47. Drummer Jon Wysocki (Staind) is 45. Actor Naveen Andrews (“Lost”) is 44. Musician Kid Rock is 42. Actor Freddy Rodriguez (“Six Feet Under”) is 38. Actress Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”) is 33. Singer Ray J is 32. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 31. DJ Calvin Harris is 29. Drummer Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers is 27.


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Brian Wesbury, chief economist of First Trust Advisors, speaks at an event hosted by Home State Bank at Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills on Wednesday.

Forecast for 2013: ‘Don’t worry about it’ Economist sees Dow at 15,500 by end of year By BRETT ROWLAND LAKE IN THE HILLS – Tossing aside partisan rhetoric and cable news induced market panic, economist Brian Wesbury offered up a simple forecast for 2013: “Don’t worry about it.” Concerned about sequestration? The continuing resolution? The debt ceiling? “My real answer is: Don’t worry about it,” he said. “Stop thinking about it. Stop asking people about it. Stop talking about it.” Wesbury, the chief economist at First Trust Advisors in Wheaton, compared the United State’s economy to a plow horse saying it would continue to plod along. He blamed the tendency to discount economic gains since the 2008-2009 recession on a collective post-traumatic stress disorder. The economic crisis was so traumatic, he said, that some people seem unable to forget about it. “I believe we’ve actually had a real recovery in the last three and half years,” he said. “It’s not something you write home about. I call it the plow horse recovery. ... I’m not saying things are great. They’re not great. Not even close to great. But the bottom line is that we’ve been growing for three and half years.” Wesbury, a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page and top-rated economic forecaster, spoke Wednesday at a luncheon hosted by Home State Bank at Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills. The much-lauded market watcher shrugged off fears of a double-dip recession and pointed again and again to a series of charts showing economic

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Home State Bank President & CEO Steve Slack (right) listens to Brian Wesbury at Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills. gains since 2009. “I’ve been an economist for 30 years. I’ve never heard of a doubledip before,” Wesbury said. “It’s made up.” For 2013, Wesbury predicted the Dow Jones Industrial Average would end the year around 15,500. It closed Wednesday at 13,511. He projected total economic growth at between 2 and 3 percent for the year and said unemployment would fall to around 7 percent. Wesbury also said long-term lending costs would start to increase this year even though short-term rates would remain flat. Commercial and residential real estate remain good medium to longterm investments, Wesbury said. Farm land, he said, had gotten too expensive. Though optimistic about the economy, Wesbury tempered his talk with some sobering remarks about federal and state government. The growth of government over the last decade has cut into the private sector, saddling entrepreneurs

and innovators with a heavy load, he said. “Our government is too big,” he said. “Right now, today, the government is spending 22 percent of [gross domestic product]. Back when Lyndon Johnson first became president in 1965, it was spending about 17.5 percent of GDP. George Bush and Barack Obama have presided over a massive expansion of government.” He said that the bigger the government gets, the higher the unemployment rate will go. He compared the government to a horse jockey. During the 1990s, the economy was a race horse ridden by a 112-pound jockey. “Now we have a 250-pound jockey on our back,” Wesbury said. “There’s no way we can run that fast.” Asked specifically about the business climate in Illinois, Wesbury jokingly replied: “Leave.” Turning serious, he said that the state’s unfunded pension liability is a real concern. The state has somewhere between $50 billion and $90 billion in unfunded pension liability. Based on his own calculations for DuPage County, Wesbury estimated that politicians had pledged 98 years of his future property taxes to pensions. “That’s how far out of balance we are right now,” he said. “I don’t know how [the state] keeps from defaulting on the pension promises that it has made. We are chasing businesses away by raising tax rates. We’re going to end up having to raise tax rates even more, we still have $7 billion in unpaid bills [and] we do not have a balanced budget. ... Unless we change the course of these pensions, we’re going to be in a death spiral.”

Business CEOs call for raising retirement age The Associated Press WASHINGTON – An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans. The Business Roundtable’s plan would protect those 55 and older from cuts but younger workers would face significant changes. The plan unveiled Wednesday would result in smaller annual benefit increases for all Social Security recipients. Initial benefits for wealthy retirees would also be smaller. Medicare recipients would be able to enroll in the traditional program or in private plans that could adjust pre-

miums based on age and health status. “America can preserve the health and retirement safety net and rein in long-term spending growth by modernizing Medicare and Social Security in a way that addresses America’s new fiscal and demographic realities,” said Gary Loveman, chairman, president and chief executive of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. Loveman, who chairs the Business Roundtable’s health and retirement committee, said the business leaders will be meeting with members of Congress and the administration to press them to enact their plan. The proposal comes as Republican leaders in Congress are calling for spending cuts as part of an agreement to increase the government’s authority to borrow. Treasury Secre-

tary Timothy Geithner says the U.S. will exhaust its borrowing authority as soon as mid-February, raising the possibility of a first-ever national default. President Barack Obama has said he is willing to negotiate deficit reduction with GOP leaders but insists that those talks be separate from decisions to raise the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling. Obama has warned that if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling, the economy could crash and Social Security checks and veterans’ benefits would be delayed. The Business Roundtable is an association of CEOs of some of the largest U.S. companies. Member companies account for nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market, according to the group.

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry is accepting nominations for the annual Harold Buschkopf Community Service Award. The award is the chamber’s highest honor accorded to an individual for distinguished community service. The award, named in honor of the late Woodstock businessman, will be presented at the chamber’s Annual Dinner on Feb. 21. Nominations must be on the official nomination form and must be received in the chamber office by Jan. 31. Buschkopf operated Buschkopf Pharmacy on the square for more than 20 years. The selection criteria for the award requires that the individual be known by many people or groups for having made a verifiable contribution to the quality of life in the greater Woodstock area whether or not that contribution has directly impacted the Chamber of Commerce & Industry. It is necessary that the recipient’s generosity go beyond that of just providing funds for programs; the individual should have provided inspiration that will have also motivated other people to become involved in efforts to assist the community. The award winner should have been involved in positive community work for more than three years, thereby establishing a consistent pattern of public service. Individuals may be nominated by relatives, co-workers, fellow organization members, friends, or simply those aware of his or her contributions. All nominations will remain confidential, but must be submitted on an official form which may be obtained from the chamber office, 136 Cass St., Woodstock, or online at The chamber also is accepting nominations for its other annual awards: Volunteer of the Year, Professional Service Provider of the Year, Industry of the Year, and Retailer of the Year. For more information, call 815-338-2436 or email chamber@woodstockilchamber. com.

Chamber hosts B2B Trade Show

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural Business 2 Business Trade Show from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 at Golf Club of Illinois, 1575 Edgewood Drive, Algonquin, “Many of our businesses who market to the business community have requested the chamber develop an event similar to our Home & Business Expo. The B2B Trade Show and exhibits will be all about products and services specific to the business and employee needs,” said chamber Chairwoman Theresa Sakas, owner of Total Wellness/ Shaklee. From the exhibitors, networking and door prizes, the focus of the trade show will be all about business. There will be a seminar at 3 p.m. for those interested in learning more about new postage rules for 2013. Also available will be document destruction provided by AMS Store & Shred, and electronic recycling provided by OfficeMax. Executive Sponsors of the trade show are Centegra Health System and Centegra HealthBridge Fitness and the Northwest Herald. Business Sponsors are Golf Club of Illinois and AMS Store and Shred. For more information, call 847-658-5300 or visit


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Coach for skills, discipline for behaviors Working with employees who just don’t “get it” can be frustrating. When this happens, the first reaction for many supervisors and managers is to issue written warning. In the long run, a written warning isn’t going to help the employee improve, instead, a written warning will probably intimidate someone who already is failing in their responsibilities. Instead of rushing to judgment and “reacting,” try a more pro-active approach. Use the opportunity to coach and develop the employee. By working out a step-by-step plan, you will begin to develop a more trusting relationship. Think about it. Would you rather work for a tyrant or a mentor? Performance improvement plans (PIP) have several key components. They identify the “as is” and the “should be.” They include a measurement to ensure the improvement has been made, a time frame for the end result and most importantly, action steps the employee can take to reach the objective. I use the acronym SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actions, Realistic and Timing). By including all five


McHenry County College offers free tax preparation

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will host free tax assistance for those who qualify Jan. 19 through April 13. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room A102 at the college, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic prepares tax returns for individuals or households with incomes less than $50,000. All tax forms will be provided. Participants should bring the following: valid photo ID for main taxpayer on tax return; Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number letters for all those reported on the tax return; all 2012 wages W2s and other income/expense documents; a copy of last year’s tax return, if available; and bank account information for direct deposits. Other documents to bring, if pertinent, are: tuition statements and expenses (1098-T), mortgage interest statements (1098), real estate tax bill, and cancellation of debt/bankruptcy. Additional services include opening up checking and savings accounts in order to get the direct deposit refund in 10 days and financial aid assistance. Trained staff will help individuals complete the FAFSA form with the completion of the tax return. Excluded dates are March 23, 27 and 30. For more information, call Ann Esarco at 815- 455-8744 or email

Health Week at The Fountains at Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Fountains at Crystal Lake, 965 N. Brighton Circle West, invites the public to stay healthy and happy throughout 2013 and beyond by joining residents for any or all of the following events during Health Week Jan. 30-Feb. 5. All events are free to area seniors and seating is limited. To request a seat, call 815-893-8431 at least four days prior. Wednesday, Jan. 30: Fruit smoothies from 2 to 2:30 p.m., Zumba Gold from 3 to 4 p.m., Benefits of Tai Chi with Allison Deputy from 4 to 5 p.m., and healthy dinner and conversation from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31: Healthy cooking demonstration from 2 to 3 p.m., strength training for seniors from 3 to 4 p.m., “Tips for Staying Mentally Healthy as You Age” with Dr. Remesh Vemuri from 4 to 5 p.m., and wellness dinner and conversation from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1: Benefits of Tai Chi with Allison Deputy from 10 to 11 a.m., luncheon screening of “Age of Champions” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and sing-along social with Mike Knauf from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: Health benefits of chocolate from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.

components, you are providing the employee with ideas he or she can implement to make the improvement. Most people really do want to do a good job and feel a sense of accomplishment when their work is improved. For the best result, the employee must agree that change is needed and attainable. To help the employee see the problem from your perspective, make sure to have examples of poor performance to share. Once the employee understands, he or she will be more likely to embrace new methods and learn new things. Then, don’t make the mistake of sitting back and waiting for the employee to fail. Instead, set up check-in times to meet with the employee and see how the improvement is progressing. Technology is a wonderful tool. Any electronic calendar will allow you to set up reminders and appointments. When meeting, check to see if there are obstacles in the way, if there are, help your employee remove them or learn to work around them. If your original plan won’t work for the employee, develop a new one. Tak-

HUMAN RESOURCES Karla Dobbeck ing this approach will communicate to your employee that you have his or her best interest in mind and you are confident the improvement can be achieved. It also may help you discover underlying problems in the department or a procedure that need to be addressed. Make sure to praise your employee for small improvements along the way. Everyone likes to hear they are doing a good job and by recognizing the employee’s efforts, you are using positive reinforcement which will lead to more improvements. On the other hand, if the problem is behavioral, coaching might not be the best approach. Most companies have policies such as attendance, dress code, drug/alcohol use, inappropriate behavior, confidentiality, etc. When an employee does not meet expectations, many times it is a choice the employee is making to

not follow a policy. Behavior issues are better addressed through discipline. When disciplining, there are a few simple things to keep in mind. When disciplining, please do it in private. No need for other employees to overhear your conversations. Many mistakenly believe you must get a signature from the employee. Although a signature is preferable, there are other ways to prove the conversation took place. If the employee refuses to sign a warning, call in another manager to witness the employee’s refusal. Ask the employee to sign that he/she is refusing to sign the warning. Send a recap e-mail to the employee outlining the conversation and with the warning attached or, send a certified letter to the employee’s home with the warning included. Say what it is and do what you say. If issuing a verbal warning, you might want to make a note of it in your employee log but don’t put a note in the employee’s file. If you do, it really isn’t a verbal warning – it is a written warning. Also, be sure to include consequences in the event the behavior continues and then follow through on the consequences

listed. In the end, if you terminate and the employee knew his or her behavior would lead to termination, you are in a stronger position in case of challenges to the termination. Only indicate the warning is a final warning if the next step is termination. If you issue several “final warnings,” the unemployment office will ask why this final warning was different than the first final warning and probably allow benefits. By using coaching techniques and only disciplining at appropriate times, you will find you have the skills needed to develop great employees while weeding out the problems. Your employees will begin to trust you more as a manager and also respect the fact that you recognize the difference when it comes to performance vs. behavioral issues.

• If you need help in understanding or developing employment policies, contact Karla Dobbeck , president of Human Resource Techniques Inc. Call 847-289-4504, or email

Companies struggle to find the right employees MICHAEL BURKE The Journal Times

RACINE, Wis. – Like any manufacturer, Great Northern Corp. doesn’t produce unless its machinery is functioning. And that requires machinery maintenance people. “They’re unbelievably difficult to find,” said Jerry Becker, who just retired from Great Northern Corp., 1800 South St., as vice president and general manager. Becker said he’s gone looking for them at military recruiting fairs in Norfolk, Va. “I’ve been looking for (machinery) maintenance people for the last six or seven years, and I’ve found two or three,” he said. The job skills gap, that disconnect between the kinds of employees companies need and what they actually find, is a business problem from one end of the county to the other. Moreover, it exists not just with entry-level jobs, but also extends to professional and high-experience positions, area employers say. “I think there’s a megatrend,” said Rich Meeusen, chairman, president and CEO of Racine Federated’s parent company, Badger Meter, who is concerned about all southeastern Wisconsin companies. “The population which is not immigrants is shrinking. The average couple has

1.9 kids. So generally, we’re not replacing ourselves.” “If we crack down on immigration, we could have a labor shortage.” Employers say the skills gap is especially acute in manufacturing. It’s a ball and chain that keeps local companies from growing as fast as they could if fully staffed with wellqualified people. “If I had to fill vacancies I certainly could,” said Torben Christensen, president of Wiscon Products, 5022 Douglas Ave. “But to fill them with ‘A’ players, the guys that can help you grow, it would be difficult.” Employers say the gap exists both in specific types of jobs — for example, being unable to find the right engineer, welder or computer numeric control operator — and in soft skills, or necessary workplace behaviors. Any solution appears to require solutions on several fronts. But one point all manufacturers seem to agree on is not enough young people are going into the trades, technical colleges or manufacturing careers. The challenges of finding qualified employees go beyond the trades, employers say. Poclain Hydraulics, 1300 N. Grandview Parkway, grew by more than 50 employees in the past three years to about 225, said Tom Shinners, vice president of finance and

human resources. The company added production people, engineers and sales representatives. Shinners said many manufacturers struggle to find good salespeople because, “They need a combination of technical and people skills.” “It’s difficult and time-consuming” to find the right people, he said, “but it looks like our people have learned to keep looking till they find the right people, because that saves you a lot of time in the long run.” Becker of Great Northern said he’s also had difficulty finding packaging engineers and structural designers, besides entry-level hires. For entry-level jobs, often the deficiencies are in basic skills such as math and reading, Becker said. Great Northern tests for those abilities with “fundamental testing which I consider very basic,” Becker said. “Can you read a ruler, and basic fractions: What’s the decimal equivalent of three-fourths? “We would test 100 people to get 15 or 20,” he said. “... If I didn’t see those results myself, I wouldn’t believe it.” The skills gap also affects health care, said Mary Jo Wodicka, vice president of human resources for Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints. There are dependability challenges with entry-level jobs. But experienced nurses, physical

therapists and pharmacists are also difficult to find. At the lower-skill end – areas such as housekeeping and food service – it’s somewhat easier to find people, Wodicka said. “Generally, we get a lot of candidates for lower-level positions,” she said. “We’re usually able to fill those.” “In manufacturing, it’s a little different,” she added, “because of the (necessary) math skills.” “Everyone wants to work – but we’re getting a lot of résumés from people who just aren’t qualified,” said Andrew Beere, human resources manager for Pioneer Products, 1917 S. Memorial Drive. At Fischer Precise USA, 3715 Blue River Ave., they most need machinists, ranging from trainee through journeyman, or highly accomplished machinist, said President and CEO Ryan Brath. “The primary thing we’re looking for is good mechanical skills and an ability and willingness to learn,” he said. One problem, Brath said, is skill sets that don’t match what the job requires. “Or their skill matches an entrylevel wage, and they’re at a point in their life where they expect middleto high-end pay. It’s a mismatch between what’s needed and what’s available.”

Wednesday, Jan. 23

is “Black & White.” The cost per person is $50 with open seating or sponsor a reserved table for only $100. Gold and Executive Club memberships include reserved tables when eight or more seats are purchased. Information: www. • 6 p.m. : McHenry chamber “Derby Dance, Run for the Roses,” D’Andrea Banquets & Conference Center, 4419 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake. Cocktails/open bar at 6 p.m., dinner and program at 7 p.m., sweets table, dancing, open bar at 9 p.m. Cost is $95 individual, savings for tables of eight and 10. Information: 815-385-4300 or

Network, Colonial Café, 5689 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake. Information: Holly Emrich, 815-382-1899. • 8 a.m.: Cary Grove Referral Network, Cary Bank & Trust, 60 E. Main St., Cary. Information: Shirley Rochford, 847-341-4104. • 8 a.m.: Lighthouse Business Networking, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 8901 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary. Information: Richard Sansone, 847-5160433; Steve Randahl, 847-769-6285. • 2 to 4 p.m. : The Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural Business 2 Business Trade Show at Golf Club of Illinois, 1575 Edgewood Drive, Algonquin, Admission is one business card which includes the opportunity for guests to win businessrelated door prizes.

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7:30 a.m.: Women in Management of McHenry County meets at 31 North Banquets, 217 N Front St, McHenry. Jennifer Dallas, vice president and financial advisor with Morgan Stanley, will lead attendees in a hands-on workshop about creating their personal vision for success in their personal and financial lives. The cost of the meeting is $13 for members and $15 for guests. Information: Visit • 7:45 a.m.: Power Partners of Cary Grove meets at Century 21/Sketchbook 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Information: Ryan Fain of The Mailroom, 815-3538600. • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: McHenry chamber Young Professionals meeting, Village Squire, 4512 W. Elm St., McHenry.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

• 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Business Network, Algonquin Bank & Trust, 4049 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Information: Laura Sinnaeve, 847-2044899. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Referral Exchange Network, Exemplar Financial Network, 413 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Information: Kevin Bruning, 815-455-3000. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Business 2 Business Network, Benedict’s La Strata, 40 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Information: Mike Daniele, 815-356-2126. • 5 to 7 p.m.: Multi-chamber mixer with Huntley and Algonquin/Lake in the Hills chamber members at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center, 10450 Algonquin Road, Huntley. Information: • 5 to 7 p.m.: McHenry chamber Kiera Confections mixer, 341 N. Front St., McHenry.

• 7 to 8:30 a.m.: Woodstock LeTip, Vaughan’s Restaurant, 790 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Information: Richard Toepper, 815-338-9900. • 7 a.m.: McHenry County LeTip meets at Brunch Café, 414 S. Rt. 31, McHenry. Information: matthew. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Referral Network, Colonial Café, 5689 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake. Information: Holly Emrich, 815-382-1899. • 8 a.m.: Cary Grove Referral Network, Cary Bank & Trust, 60 E. Main St., Cary. Information: Shirley Rochford, 847-341-4104. • 8 a.m.: Lighthouse Business Networking, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 8901 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary. Information: Richard Sansone, 847-5160433; Steve Randahl, 847-769-6285.

Thursday, Jan. 24

• 7:45 a.m.: Power Partners of Cary Grove meets at Century 21/Sketchbook 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Call Ryan Fain of The Mailroom, 815-353-8600.

Friday, Jan. 25

• 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.: McHenry chamber “Starting a Business in Illinois” Networking Extravaganza, chamber office, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry. • 6 p.m.: Cary Grove chamber Annual Dinner “Meet Us in Chamberitaville” at D’Andrea Banquets & Conference Center, 4419 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake. Buffet at 7 p.m., Silent Auction closes at 9:15 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 26

• 6 p.m.: Huntley chamber Annual Dinner in the Drendel Ballroom located in the Sun City Prairie Lodge, 12940 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. The evening will include dinner, awards, and installation of the 2013 board officers and directors, followed by dancing. This year’s theme

Tuesday, Jan. 29

• 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Business Network, Algonquin Bank & Trust, 4049 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Information: Laura Sinnaeve, 847-2044899. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Referral Exchange Network, Exemplar Financial Network, 413 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Information: Kevin Bruning, 815-455-3000. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Business 2 Business Network, Benedict’s La Strata, 40 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Information: Mike Daniele, 815-356-2126. • 5 to 7 p.m.: Faith In Action McHenry County multi-chamber mixer, 7105 Virginia Road, Suite 25, Crystal Lake.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

• 7 to 8:30 a.m.: Woodstock LeTip, Vaughan’s Restaurant, 790 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. Information: Richard Toepper, 815-338-9900. • 7 a.m.: McHenry County LeTip, Brunch Café, 414 S. Rt. 31, McHenry. Information: • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Referral

Thursday, Jan. 31

• 7:45 a.m.: Power Partners of Cary Grove, Century 21/Sketchbook, 20 Northwest Hwy., Cary. Information: Ryan Fain, 815-353-8600.

Friday, Feb. 1

• 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.: Discover the McHenry Area Chamber Orientation, chamber office. Information: 815-3854300 or

Monday, Feb. 4

• 7 to 8 p.m.: SOHO meeting at Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois, 2006 N. Richmond Road, McHenry. Information: Call 815-385-4300 or www.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

• 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake Business Network, Algonquin Bank & Trust, 4049 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Information: Laura Sinnaeve, 847-2044899. • 7:30 a.m.: Crystal Lake chamber’s Referral Exchange Network, Exemplar Financial Network, 413 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.


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Fed survey: Economy picked up at end of year By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON – Holiday shopping, strong auto sales and a recovering housing market helped boost the U.S. economy from the middle of November through early January, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday. The Fed said 12 of its regional banking districts reported “mod-

est or moderate” growth in the final weeks of 2012. Of those, only St. Louis said growth had slowed from the previous survey, which covered October through early November. Consumers increased spending at the end of the year in every district. Auto sales were steady or stronger in 10 districts. Home sales increased in nine districts. And home building expanded in all but one. Still, employers in some parts

of the country delayed hiring because of uncertainty over the fiscal cliff. Congress and the White House reached a deal on Jan. 1 to prevent sharp income tax increases from hitting most Americans. But they put off decisions on government spending cuts. The report, called the Beige Book, provides anecdotal information on economic conditions through Jan. 4. The information collected by the

regional banks will be used as the basis for the Fed’s policy discussion at the Jan. 29-30 meeting. Many economists believe the Fed will take no new steps at that meeting. The Fed last month said it planned to keep its key short-term interest rate at a record low even after unemployment falls close to a normal level — which it said might take three more years. And it said it would

keep buying $85 billion a month in Treasurys and mortgage bonds to try to keep borrowing costs low and encourage more spending. The economy has shown some signs of improvement in recent months. But unemployment remains high at 7.8 percent. Job growth has been modest but steady. In December, employers added 155,000 jobs, roughly matching the monthly average in 2011 and 2012.

Grounding of 787s adds to scrutiny of new plane The Associated Press

Boeing’s troubles with its newest airplane got worse on Wednesday after an emergency landing prompted Japan’s two biggest airlines to ground all their 787s for safety checks. It was the second fire-related incident in two weeks involving the 787’s lithium-ion batteries. All Nippon Airways said pilots detected a burning smell and received a cockpit message showing battery problems. They made an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in western Japan, and passengers rode emergency slides off the plane. ANA said an inspection found leaking electrolyte from the battery and burn marks

around it. The lithium ion battery is below and slightly behind the cockpit, and experts have said its electrolyte is flammable. Japan’s transport ministry categorized it as a “serious incident” that could have led to an accident. The ministry said it received notices from ANA, which operates 17 of the jets, and Japan Airlines, which has seven, that all their 787s would not be flying. The airlines grounded the planes voluntarily. It was unclear how long the Dreamliners would remain grounded. The two airlines are major customers for the jet. ANA was especially proud of its 787s. Its executives’ business cards and the top of

its website read “We fly 1st.” Even when the 787 ran late, they expressed confidence in it. ANA got the first one that Boeing delivered in late 2011. On Wednesday, ANA executives apologized, bowing deeply at a hastily called news conference in Tokyo. “We are very sorry to have caused passengers and their family members so much concern,” said ANA Senior Executive Vice President Osamu Shinobe. Boeing has delivered 50 of the new 787s so far, so the groundings of 24 planes represents nearly half of the world’s fleet of what is meant to be the most technologically advanced plane in the skies. The 787 relies more than any other modern airliner on

$557M to settle mortgage complaints on foreclosures without properly reviewing documents. The agreement will also help eliminate huge potential liabilities for the banks. Consumer advocates say regulators settled for too low a price by letting banks avoid full responsibility for foreclosures that victimized families. Under the settlement, Goldman and Morgan Stanley will pay a combined $232 million in cash compensation to homeowners to end an independent review of loan files required under a 2011 action by the Fed and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The remaining $325 million will be used to reduce mortgage balances and to forgive outstanding principal on home sales that generated less than borrowers owed on their mortgages. About 220,000 people whose homes were in foreclosure in

2009 and 2010 are eligible for payments under the deal with the two banks, the Fed said. The payments could range from hundreds of dollars up to $125,000, depending on the type of possible error. Spokesmen for both Goldman and Morgan Stanley said the banks are pleased to have the matter settled. The structure of the deal is nearly identical to the $8.5 billion settlement announced last week with Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, MetLife Bank, PNC Financial Services, Sovereign, SunTrust, U.S. Bank and Aurora. Those banks are paying about $3.3 billion to 3.8 million homeowners to end the review of foreclosures. The rest — $5.2 billion — is going toward mortgage modifications and principal forgiveness.

U.S. consumer prices unchanged in December

U.S. factory output rises for 2nd straight month

Jamie Dimon will get a pay cut after trading loss

WASHINGTON – Lower gas costs offset more expensive food and higher rents to keep a measure of U.S. consumer prices flat last month. The Labor Department said Wednesday that food prices increased 0.2 percent in December from November. Rents and airline fares also rose. Gasoline prices fell a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent. The flat reading of the December consumer price index caps a year when inflation slowed. Consumer prices rose only 1.7 percent in 2012, down from 3 percent in 2011. Food prices increased 1.8 percent last year, down from 4.7 percent in 2011. Gas prices rose just 1.7 percent last year. That followed an annual gain of nearly 10 percent in 2011. Prices for household furniture, clothing and used cars declined in December from November.

WASHINGTON – U.S. factory production rose in December for the second straight month, buoyed by more output of autos, electronics and business equipment. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory output increased 0.8 percent last month compared with November. That followed a 1.3 percent rise in November, which partly reflected a rebound from Superstorm Sandy. Total industrial production increased 0.3 percent in December from November. That followed a 1 percent rise in November. Production slowed last month mostly because utility output dropped 4.8 percent, reflecting unseasonably warm weather. The back-to-back gains offered some hope that manufacturing could be picking up after struggling through most of 2012.

NEW YORK – JPMorgan Chase reported a 55 percent jump in earnings for the last three months of 2012 as mortgage fees and other income surged. The bank also released internal reviews of a surprise $6 billion trading loss that has drawn sanctions from regulators and said it would cut its CEO’s pay as a result. JPMorgan, the country’s biggest bank by assets, will pay Jamie Dimon $11.5 million for 2012, consisting of $1.5 million in salary and restricted stock awards of $10 million. That’s less than half what he made last year, $23 million, which made him the highest-paid chief executive of any of the country’s mega-banks. The bank’s board of directors, explaining its decision to cut Dimon’s pay, concluded that last year’s trading losses were “a serious mistake.”

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON– Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley will pay a combined $557 million to settle federal complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have been allowed to stay in their homes. The agreements announced Wednesday with the Federal Reserve were similar to deals struck earlier this month with 10 other major banks and mortgage lenders. Combined, the 12 firms will pay more than $9 billion. Goldman will pay $330 million. Morgan Stanley is paying $227 million. The settlements could compensatehundredsofthousands of Americans whose homes were seized because of abuses such as “robo-signing,” when banks automatically signed off

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Passengers leave an All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 after it made an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in Japan Wednesday. electrical signals to help power nearly everything the plane does. It’s also the first Boeing plane to use rechargeable lithium ion batteries, which charge faster and weigh less than other airplane batteries.

Most of the 787 is made from lightweight composites instead of aluminum. Boeing said it is aware of the latest incident and is working with ANA and regulators.

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Other airlines stuck with the 787. United Airlines checked all six of its 787s overnight and was flying them as scheduled on Wednesday, spokeswoman Christen David said.



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Businesses basing pay on performance


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Yearly raises casualty of the weak economy By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer

NEW YORK – Raises are no longer a sure thing at Warner Communications – staffers at the public relations firm who were virtually assured of an annual salary bump before the recession have to work a lot harder to get an increase. “Everyone needs to make a difference. It was always said, but never enforced until right now,” says Carin Warner, owner of the company based in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. Yearlypayraisesthatworkers at small businesses used to count on have become a casualty of the weak economy. They’re increasingly based on performance – not just an employee’s performance, but the entire company’s. Raises at many businesses are also smaller than they were before the recession began five years ago. And some employers are using rewards other than annual raises to compensate workers. Warner expects all of her 15 employees – even the newest ones – to bring in new business in addition to doing an exemplary job taking care of current clients. Raises are also based on the company’s revenue and profit. “You have to look at an individual and at the overall agency’s success. It’s a mathematical formula that we must do,” Warner says. Warner is part of a growing trend of small businesses abandoning the idea that they must give their workers raises every year. “The days of the traditional merit increases and cost of living increases seem, at least for now, to be behind

us,” says Carrie Cherveny, vice president of employment practices for AlphaStaff, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company that provides companies with human resources services such as payroll, benefits administration and hiring assistance. “What we are seeing is compensation tied to corporate performance – you’ll get a raise or bonus if we do well.” Whether they’ll do well is the big question for many small business owners. Jobs and incomes are growing, but not fast enough to make them more confident that a healthy economy will give their sales a boost. The most recent monthly jobs report showed that U.S. employers hired 155,000 people in December, less than the 175,000 or more that would get economists excited. Managers at Ontraport, a company that makes marketing software for businesses, are willing to give big raises – 10 percent or more – but they’re not guaranteed. “We don’t have a process in place where we just give automatic raises to everyone every year,” says Landon Ray, CEO of the company based in Santa Barbara, Calif. The company did well and kept growing during the recession. But Ray says it still needs to be careful. The biggest raises at Ontraport are intended to attract and keep top talent in the competitive high-tech industry, Ray says. Employees whose work is disappointing will find themselves left out when raises are given at mid-year. Raises at Mercury Labs depend on how well the St. Louis-based video production and marketing company

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Christine Perkett of Marshfield, Mass., who runs a public relations firm from her home, sits on her front porch. The recession and its aftermath made many small businesses reluctant to give raises. The raises at Perkett’s public relations firm are about 2 percent lower than they were before the recession. does. Salaries were frozen for more than a year from 200809, and owner Angie Lawing isn’t sure about raises for this year because revenue slid 25 percent in 2012. But Lawing has given her employees a chance to win a bonus by finding new business leads. One staffer got a $3,000 bonus for a lead that turned into a $30,000 contract. Lawing created the bonuses during the 2008 salary freeze. “It’s a response to some employees who were very disappointed at not having the ability to have an official raise,” Lawing says. “We asked ourselves, ‘how do we keep them and give them other incentives?’” Workers at Tasty Catering get a raise only if the Glenview corporate caterer reaches its quarterly profit goals. “This has become a team thing,” CEO Tom Walter says. “It’s not a discretionary thing were people cuddle up to the boss to see if they can get a raise.” Tasty Catering gave no raises in the second half of 2012 because the company missed its goals for both the third and fourth quarters. Employees got the news at quarterly meetings held to discuss the company’s revenue and prof-

its. On Monday, staffers heard that 2013 looks like it will be a difficult year for the business. Raises and some perks like paid gym memberships are on hold, Walter says. The raises at Christine Perkett’s public relations firm are about 2 percent lower than they were before the recession. She had stopped giving increases to workers at Boston-based Perkett PR in early 2009 and also laid off half her staff of 30. The company had suffered along with other public relations firms; clients’ marketing budgets were one of the first expenses cut when the recession hit. Perkett started giving raises again a year and a-half ago. But increases are smaller than in the past, and Perkett is also giving out fewer bonuses. Employees have to work harder to get a bonus. Before the recession they were rewarded for bringing in clients. Now they also have to show they’re working hard to keep them. “They’re more performance based than ‘thank you for doing your job’ based,” she says. Perkett is also giving noncash rewards like extra vacation days. She also has staffers vote each month for the company’s most valuable player.

The winner gets a small gift card. “They’re tiny things, but they’re a thank you and an incentive,” she says. Companies that provide payroll services say the average pay levels at small businesses show how cautious owners still are about raises. According to an analysis done by the payroll company Paychex, the average monthly paycheck at small businesses in November was 1 percent larger than it was a year earlier. In April 2011, by contrast, the average paycheck was up 3 percent from April 2010. Paychex bases its numbers on pay at more than 500,000 companies. Raises were likely higher in early 2011 because companies were compensating employees for pay that was frozen or cut during the recession, says Frank Fiorelle, the senior director of risk management at Paychex. The slowing trend now may be reflecting the weaker economy, he says. Pay is down at the smallest companies, says Michael Alter, CEO of SurePayroll, another payroll processor. The company has 40,000 clients with an average of seven employees each, and the average paycheck was down 1.4 per-

cent in 2012. SurePayroll found in a survey of its clients that 61 percent were holding off on raises or yearend bonuses until they knew the outcome of negotiations in Congress on the fiscal cliff, the combination of tax increases and budget cuts scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1. But while most of SurePayroll’s clients weren’t hurt by the tax increases that Congress approved, they’re still being cautious, Alter says. “They are acting in a similar fashion to 2012,” he says. “They expect low to moderate growth in their businesses, which they hope to be able to cover with productivity gains rather than needing to hire extra staff or having to pay a lot more to existing staff.” VoIP Supply had been giving bigger raises than it did during the recession – in 2012, employees got increases between 4 percent and 6 percent, up from 2 percent to 4 percent. But the tax increase Congress passed for individuals earning at least $400,000 and households earning at least $450,000 may hurt raises at the Buffalo, N.Y., company, which sells telecommunications equipment.

Law firm mentors students in Future Leaders Program By DIANNE SOLIS

The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS – Sixth-graders Eduardo Soto, Jesus García and Erica Adams take pencils to dreams. A swimming pool, computer lab, large classrooms, a gym and a ballroom fill floor plans of their dream school. But given this is a math class and there is a budget, the school administrator won’t receive the requested marble floors in her office or a private bathroom. Life is about good choices, they learn. Often, it’s also about being “chosen,” though life circumstances such as low incomes and parents working multiple jobs may seem to conspire against them. This afternoon, they’re the chosen at St. Mark’s School of Texas, a private school for boys in some of Dallas’ priciest real estate. They’re part of an afterschool program whose mission is to cross fault lines between rich and poor, between life south and north of the Trinity River. The program’s charge is to get selected Dallas ISD students into college. “Classrooms – they’re the most important,” explained Eduardo, who comes from W.E. Greiner Exploration Arts Academy in Oak Cliff, “and you must draw them to scale for teachers and students.” Eduardo wears a no-nonsense buzz cut and wants to be a mechanical engineer. Jesus gels his hair into a decisive angle and wants to be an in-

ventor. Erica wears a candycane striped cap and zebrastripe glasses and wants a life in music. The project, known as the Future Leaders Program, takes students into afterschool classes in science, technology, humanities and leadership at St. Mark’s, Hockaday School for girls, Greenhill School and Episcopal School of Dallas – all private schools with strong SAT scores and tuition that can top $20,000-plus a year. Teachers from private schools partner with their public school counterparts in this project that began quietly in 2001. This year, there are 201 students. It’s free for students and funded by a foundation operated by Bickel & Brewer, a 42lawyer corporate firm where top attorneys earn $1,000 an hour, defending corporations or litigating for them. Life in and around Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Dallas seeded the program. That’s where Bickel & Brewer lawyers operated a pro-bono affiliate and met with clients, neighbors and their children, and wondered if they shouldn’t do something beyond the courtroom, said Bill Brewer, the firm’s 60year-old co-founder. “If we are not a country that ensures equal outcomes, how do we ensure equal opportunities?” said Brewer, explaining his motivation. Brewer is known as hardcharging, in advocacy and in fees. The firm hires first-year

associates at a top-of-the-national-market high of $185,000 for work weeks often stretching beyond 80 hours. The firm has defended corporations like 3M against charges they’ve polluted river and groundwater, and RSR Corp., a lead smelter operator famous for an EPA Superfund cleanup site in West Dallas. Bickel & Brewer also requires its lawyers to put in 200 hours a year in the pro-bono affiliate or with its nonprofit foundation. Back at St. Mark’s, a writing class rolls with fifth-graders projecting themselves into the future. “I see myself in the future being a CEO of my own company and the best father I can be and planning the best future possible for my kids. I can also see myself being the first teen-aged billionaire,” Jackson Sessions said. Dr. Karen Bradberry, director of the Future Leaders Program, jumps in. “And you are going to take care of your teacher, right?” A fifth-grade girl recited her wish list: “I wish everyone could have food to eat and no more starving people or animals. “I wish everyone to have a home to live in and no more people living on the streets. “I wish everyone could respect each other and no more fights and killing.” Bradberry responded: “The cool thing is that you are a leader and you can make some of that come true, right?” Aspiration and affirmation

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Eirelle Rose, an eighth-grader at Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School, watches as methane bubbles captured in dish soap burns into the air during a combustion reaction science experiment at St. Mark’s School of Texas. Bickel & Brewer Future Leaders Program gives students in poorer neighborhoods a chance to participate in the program linking students into private schools where they are exposed to additional teachers on writing, math, science, technology, leadership and debate. take center stage here. In public school, success is often measured by high school graduation rates for those who entered as ninth-graders and made it to the finish line. (It’s 80 percent for DISD, according to the Texas Education Agency.) But in private schools, the percentages of university entries measures success. (It’s 100 percent for St. Mark’s.) Held up as an example is Semmey Neguse, a high school graduate of DISD’s Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center and its Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet Center for Public Service in Oak Cliff. She’s one of two students in the program named a Gates Millennium Scholar by the foundation

started by tech billionaire Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda. The scholarships provide full college tuition. Neguse said free college tours highlighted her years in the Future Leaders Program. It’s there she found herself at Washington Square, surrounded by the campus of New York University, where she’s now a junior. Neguse said she’s eyeing law school and, perhaps, a career in human rights work inspired by her parents’ experience as refugees from Eritrea in Africa. Students like Neguse are selected by their teachers for the Dallas program based on grades, school attendance, civic involvement and leadership potential.

“What has been affirmed is that children and young people want to learn and become their very best selves,” said St. Mark’s headmaster Arnold Holtberg, who has worked with the leaders program since 2001. This Tuesday afternoon at St. Mark’s, in another class, high school seniors talk about college acceptance letters like cousins gathering to devour a potluck. Darrien Pipkins, a lanky 17-year-old senior, has already received two acceptance letters and plans a career in law. First stop, he hopes, is as a prosecutor. “Later, I’ll become a judge and maybe a Supreme Court justice,” he predicted.


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Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Page D5

Homebuilder confidence steady By ALEX VEIGA

AP Real Estate Writer LOS ANGELES – Confidence among U.S. homebuilders held steady in January at the highest level in nearly seven years, but builders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their prospects for sales over the next six months. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday held at 47, the same as in December and the highest reading since April 2006, just before the housing bubble burst.

Readings below 50 suggest negative sentiment about the housing market. The last time the index was at that level or higher was in April 2006 when the reading was 51. It began trending higher in October 2011, when it stood at 17. The latest index, which is based on responses from 402 builders, comes at a time of improving fortunes for homebuilders, many of which have seen sales improve over the past year amid the best market for newly built homes since the housing boom. Stable job gains, record-low mortgage rates and a tight supply of new

and previously occupied homes available for sale have helped fuel home sales and drive prices higher, albeit from very low levels. In November, sales of previously occupied homes rose to their highest level in three years, while new-home sales reached a 2 1/2-year high. Those factors have helped make homebuilders more confident and spurred new home construction. Even so, homebuilders’ confidence remains restrained by uncertainty over how Washington lawmakers will resolve budget and tax issues, said Barry Rutenberg, the NAHB’s chairman.

How lawmakers deal with those challenges could put a damper on housing demand in the coming months, he added. A key concern is the possibility that Congress, which appears to be moving toward overhauling the tax code this year, will alter or eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. The NAHB has said that tampering with homeowners’ ability to deduct their mortgage interest payments from their taxable income could dampen demand for housing. Builders also see tighter mortgagelending standards and problems with

the home appraisal process as impediments to a full housing recovery. Some of that uncertainty appears to have crept into the latest confidence survey. The index tracking builders’ outlook for sales over the next six months slipped 1 point to 49, the lowest level since August, when it was 43. However, a measure of current sales conditions was unchanged at 51, though still at the highest level since April 2006. And a gauge of traffic by prospective buyers increased 1 point to 37, also the highest reading since April 2006.

Disabled man’s controller helps other gamers By SCOTT McNUTT Casa Grande Dispatch

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – A Casa Grande man who is a former U.S. Border Patrol agent created and patented a video game controller for people with severe spinal cord injuries. Luis Peña formed LP Accessible Technologies and created the controller out of necessity. He was injured in an auto accident on the job in 2007 and is a quadriplegic. His company focuses on building video game controllers that disabled people can use to play video games. A longtime video game buff, Peña missed playing games after he recovered from the accident. So, he set out to create a controller he, and other people with disabilities, could use. The result is the LP Pad, which Peña says is just like an Xbox remote control except for its size. It operates like a regular remote through Bluetooth technology and is fully compatible with the Xbox 360 gaming system. It weighs less than a pound and is made specifically to sit on the user’s lap. The controller features large buttons that

are activated simply by brushing a hand across them. “People who are like me can only push with like three or four pounds of pressure,” Peña said. Or, users can plug a “chin stick” into the LP Pad, and they’re ready to play any video game made for the Xbox. Peña said he is working hard to get the controller available for use on PS3 gaming systems and hopes to have one developed within a year. For now, he is taking his controller all over the country to show people with disabilities how they can again enjoy playing video games. “I’m hoping eventually we can get a licensing agreement from Microsoft so we can sell these game controllers at a lower cost at Best Buy, GameStop, Wal-Mart, anywhere,” Peña said. Peña’s controllers sell for $399.99. The controller can be purchased at Oct. 18, 2007, is a date Peña will never forget, even though he still doesn’t know exactly what happened that day. He remembers going to the bank to open an account and was scheduled to work that night, beginning a “camp

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Luis Peña, president of LP Accessible Technologies, and Kaylin Winkelmann, vice president of the company, are photographed at the Peña home in Casa Grande, Ariz. Peña has invented a game controller for people with limited use of their arms or other disabilities. duty” in which agents stay in the desert for seven days. Peña’s been told he reported to work at the Border Patrol station in Casa Grande and was en route to back up another agent in the desert — but he never made it there. Investigators don’t know exactly what happened except that his vehicle rolled over while traveling through the Tohono O’odham Nation. “I was driving on a straight-

away — you could see skid marks go right and come back left and then I rolled over,” Peña said. “The assumption is that perhaps cattle or horses got in the way and that’s what made me roll over. We’ll never know for sure.” Peña said he was strapped in and not ejected. Peña woke up a month later at University Medical Center in Tucson and was told he was paralyzed from the chest

Family raises shrimp on their El Paso farm By CARRIE MUEHLING

The Associated Press EL PASO – Most Central Illinois farmers raise corn and soybeans, or maybe livestock. But one farmer near El Paso is raising saltwater shrimp. The Steiner Farm offers honey, plants and produce in addition to saltwater shrimp. It’s a family project for David and Sandy Steiner and their seven children, ages 2 to 14. “We’re just kind of common folk trying to get by, you know. Trying to keep our kids busy and to teach them what’s right,” said Steiner, who works full time off the farm. The idea began about 12 years ago, but really took off over the last two years. The first shrimp came to the farm in April 2012, and they sold their first product in August. The family’s 3-acre spread near El Paso includes the “shrimp shop,” a machine shed that has been modified with floor heat and insulation, which allows it to hold four production tanks for shrimp of different ages. The 18-foot diameter swimming pools are 4 feet deep and hold about 6,200 gallons of well water. The Steiners add salt to a level of 10 parts per thousand, which is one-third the salinity of ocean water. “That is sufficient enough for saltwater shrimp to survive in a controlled environment like we have,” said Steiner. The shrimp begin at a hatchery in Florida that is specific pathogen free. “What they’re trying to do is raise shrimp that don’t have any of the natural dis-

eases that you would find in shrimp in the wild,” said Steiner. “Those little baby shrimp – they’re called PLs, post larvae – can be shipped in the mail overnight.” The shrimp first go to a farm in Indiana, which raises them for 35-40 days. The Steiners buy the juvenile shrimp at that point and feed them for another 110-120 days. While they have no nursery tank for the post larvae shrimp right now, Steiner hopes to add that in the future. Currently, the shrimp weigh 1 to 2 grams when they come to The Steiner Farm. The goal is to raise them to a weight of 18-20 grams, or around 150 days old. The target is 20-22 shrimp per pound. In the meantime, Steiner monitors the water quality, including dissolved oxygen and nitrite levels, and alkalinity. He also measures the pH and can regulate those levels in the same way as in crop fields, gardens or lawns. While lime is the nutrient of choice in those situations, Steiner uses calcium carbonate, which affects alkalinity but also binds carbon dioxide, benefiting the shrimp. The biggest challenge is heating the building during the winter. Although the floor heat is connected to a geothermal unit, Steiner struggles to maintain the 80-85 degree water necessary in the tanks during the cold winter temperatures. There is also uncertainty about supply and demand, but Steiner pointed out the shrimp is a premium product not available anywhere else outside of coastal

down after suffering a spinal injury. He said the doctors immediately sedated him after he woke up. “Knowing what my body looked like before — when I woke up and looked at my arms and saw the atrophy, I really freaked out,” he said. Starting the company was a big step for Peña. “It’s hard not to get excited and at the same time we’re nervous because we spent so

much time and money just trying to get the prototype pad working correctly,” he said. Peña and Winkelmann travel to hospitals, rehabilitation centers, trade shows and conventions to demonstrate the controller. “Everybody that has used it absolutely falls in love with it. There is nothing out there at all for people like us,” with spinal cord injuries, Peña said.

Fish company has thrived in eel market By DIANE MASTRULL The Philadelphia Inquirer

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David Steiner of El Paso holds one of the saltwater shrimp his family raises in a controlled environment on their farm. areas. “You can have shrimp just about as fresh as you’re ever going to get it. If you’re coming from Bloomington-Normal, in 20 minutes you can have your shrimp in the water and in 35 minutes you can be eating the freshest shrimp you ever had,” Steiner said. The Steiner Farm sells fresh shrimp at $18 per pound and $10 per half pound. Steiner encourages customers to go to Google to learn how to prepare it, but said the possibilities are endless. “We’ve done it on the grill, we’ve steamed it, we’ve sautéed them, we’ve boiled them, we’ve have them boiled and then cooled and dipped in sauce,” Steiner said. “The options are limitless, as far as how you want to do the shrimp.” Steiner’s family does more than just eat the shrimp they raise. His oldest son, Samuel, works on the business website and helps to maintain the Facebook page. Another son, Aaron, is interested in build-

ing and helped with modification of the machine shed. Son Silas is the artist who helped to design the “kid-inspired” logo for the farm and t-shirts worn by the family when they are selling their products. The family has spent limited time at a local farmers market and hopes to expand that part of the business in the future. Steiner said in that setting or at the farm, he’s glad to answer any questions about the shrimp for customers. “What I’ve said before is, it’s a ‘look the producer in the eye’ kind of local, fresh quality,” said Steiner. “We put salt in our water, we put well water in our tanks, we put calcium carbonate, and we put shrimp. We don’t put too much besides that in the tanks. So, as far as the waste, there is very little waste in the whole system.” And even the waste that is generated goes to good use. Steiner said last summer’s asparagus thrived thanks to the fertilizer from the shrimp tanks.

PHILADELPHIA – Barry Kratchman’s experience more than 40 years ago – as a teenager, he watched in “horror” as an eel’s head and body each continued to wriggle well after being separated – might seem gross. It was gross. But it also proved something important, he insists now: that his friend — the one behind the beheading, the one who wanted to experience what eel tasted like when filleted, breaded, and baked — would make a tremendous business partner because he wasn’t afraid to try new things. And that, Kratchman said, is what has been borne out since 2000, when Mitchell Feigenbaum, his former classmate at Philadelphia’s Central High School, bought Kratchman’s father’s share in the family eel business. Since then, they have been on a fishing expedition, you might say, to stay afloat in a small, highly competitive business niche with no U.S. market. Eel isn’t exactly a dietary staple among Americans. “They think of eels as snakes,” Kratchman said. Delaware Valley Fish Co.’s 40-year history is one of triumphs and agonies. It involves acquisitions and an accidental death, bankruptcy, and broadening markets, thanks to the middleclass boom in Asia. There are worries over regulatory restrictions, and the shrinking ranks of fishermen, and

preparations for a next generation of operators. It began in 1972, when Kratchman’s grandfather David and father, Sheldon, opened the company in a 4,000-square-foot warehouse at 12th and Bainbridge Streets in South Philadelphia. David Kratchman knew fish as a truck driver for 25 years with Superior Fish Co. Sheldon Kratchman had owned a couple of fruit stores in the city. Newly divorced, “I wanted to start afresh,” he said last week, recalling his reasons for wading into the eel business. At the time, there was just one market for eel: Europe. Sheldon Kratchman went there and secured business, he said, by paying “a nickel a pound more” for eels and selling them for less than the competition. Back in Philadelphia, people “would shake their heads” when they heard what line he was in. “We had more recognition in Europe than we had in Philly,” Sheldon Kratchman said. Barry was just 9 when he started learning the family business, chasing the eels that flopped off the table during the sizing, or grading, process. “I used to walk around with a little net and pick the eels off the floor,” said the president of the company, now 49. Joining it wasn’t his initial career plan. While at Pennsylvania State University in the mid-1980s, he majored in hotel/restaurant management.

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Moving ‘Mr. Tom’


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Coal company brings its huge machine back to life By KYLE WHITMIRE The Associated Press

BROOKWOOD, Ala. –The scale of the thing is such that, when you see it in person, your mind at first refuses to believe what your eyes insist is true. It looks less like a machine than a monster movie robot, towering out of place above the Tuscaloosa County woods as it trudges eastward toward Jefferson County. Its path is nearly as wide as a football field, and it packs the ground behind it into a dense, red clay crust. It carries behind it a single claw – a 78-cubic-yard bucket big enough to park a truck in, which it uses to tear down mountains and pull tons of coal at a time from the ground. Its arm, a 300-plus foot boom, is so tall that, on a wet December morning, the top disappears into the low-hanging clouds. The beast is a dragline crane, a breed of machine among the largest mechanical marvels in the world. This one even has a name. They call it Mr. Tom. And it’s moving. Mr. Tom had been asleep in the woods near Brookwood, Ala., where it last tore at the earth for the Drummond Co. in 1995. When the steel industry receded from Birmingham, and the value of metallurgical coal plummeted decades ago, many of the mining apparatuses such as Mr. Tom went into hibernation or were seemingly abandoned. In the hills of Tuscaloosa, Jefferson and Walker counties, draglines stood as rusty ruins – artifacts from an industry many thought had gone away for good. For the last 17 years, Mr. Tom has sat still and quiet, its paint flaked away and its exposed metal rusted. John Wathen has watched the machine slowly deteriorate. Wathen monitors the watershed for the Friends of Hurricane Creek, and he is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a national network of environmentalists. He has no love for Mr. Tom and is glad to see it go. “We thought it would be dismantled and shipped off to Colombia on barges, but there

was some kind of unrest down there and it didn’t go through,” Wathen said. “For years you could see it – that boom sticking up like a big third finger – anywhere you were in that part of the county.” But about a year ago, engineers from the Drummond Co. began bringing Mr. Tom back to life. They reverse engineered circuit boards and rebuilt the gondola “feet” on which the crane walks. They sand blasted the rust and repainted the hull. They even restored the artwork on its side – a painting of Tom from the Tom & Jerry cartoons. And then, about a month ago, they made Mr. Tom walk again. The Drummond Co. did not respond to requests for comment. But details from permit filings and market trends and industry analyses tell a story of an industry that, like Mr. Tom, has been shaking loose its rust and coming back to life in Alabama, but perhaps more slowly and sluggishly than some of its executives had hoped. Compared to the size of some other dragline cranes, Mr. Tom is about in the middle. Some in operation today are twice as large. A Bucyrus Erie 1570W model built in the 1970s, Mr. Tom weighs between 7 million and 8 million pounds. To put that another way, if you put all the elephants in all the zoos in the United States together, you’d have to go to Africa and get some more elephants – twice as many, roughly – before you’d have enough (700-800) to compare weight-wise to this machine. When its boom is at a 45degree angle, it stands about 20 stories tall. The logistics of moving a machine such as Mr. Tom are almost as boggling as the scale of the machine itself. The size of a ship on dry land, it cannot travel by highway or railroad. To move Mr. Tom requires three truck-sized generators (it runs on electricity), a road of its own and an army of men to make that road. For the last year, employees from Twin Pines L.L.C., a joint venture between Drum-

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A massive dragline coal mining machine is moved form one mine to another near Brookwood, Ala. A temporary roadway was built as the machine made the 17-mile move. mond Co. and U.S. Steel, have been preparing a right of way that snakes the 17 miles through northeastern Tuscaloosa and western Jefferson counties to where Mr. Tom will eventually go to work at the Shannon mines between Abernant and Bessemer. Along the path, Mr. Tom moves about one mile per day, one three-foot step at a time. From the sky, Mr. Tom’s road looks like a red, muddy gash across the earth, but according to Wathen, reclamation crews have already gone to work, smoothing the land back to its original topography and spreading grass seeds, compost and fertilizer where the machine passes. “I have to hand it to the company, they had reclamation crews right behind it,” Wathen said. “I’m not for coal mining, but they are doing the job well.” Already the machine has crossed roads and highways four times. Each time Mr. Tom has crossed a road, the road must be closed. The Alabama Department of Transportation allows such a road closure to last only a day, and when the company is done, the road must be returned to its previous condition. Before the sun rises, earthmoving crews set to work, covering the highways with a dirt bridge, which Mr. Tom crosses early in the morning. As soon as the machine crosses the gap, bulldozers, track hoes and dump trucks remove the dirt bridge. When Mr. Tom crossed U.S. Highway 216 on either side of Brookwood, the highways were set back so meticulously that the grass on either side of the road looked as though it had never been touched,

When its boom is at a 45-degree angle, the coal mining machine stands about 20 stories tall. much less buried, under tons of earth and crushed by such a huge machine. “At least this thing is leaving my watershed, but I pray for the people up there, because it will be the coal company’s way,” Wathen said. Mr. Tom will work at the Shannon mines between Abernant and Bessemer. Drummond’s permit for the coal field is more than 6,000 acres, according to Nelson Brooke, Wathen’s counterpart at Black Warrior Riverkeeper. However, it’s unclear if Mr. Tom will begin work as soon as it gets there, or if it will again sit idle until markets rebound. In recent years, the bituminous metallurgical coal found in that area reached all-time highs, passing a market inflection point where mining in Alabama was profitable

again. For the most part, the rise in demand was from a global market. According to Randall Johnson, director of the Alabama Surface Mining Commission, most of Alabama’s metallurgical coal is exported to Brazil and Europe, but demand in China also drove prices higher. “It’s all tied together and you really can’t pin it on one thing,” he said. Also, 150-year flood events in Queensland, Australia, temporarily closed mines there, a major source of the world’s metallurgical coal. In early 2011, metallurgical coal hit an all-time high of $330 per ton in some markets, and coal companies strove to mine as furiously as possible to meet that demand. Throughout the United States, mining companies saw

the rise in metallurgical coal prices as an opportunity to diversify their operations. The price of dirtier, hotter-burning steam coal had dropped as natural gas became the cheap and friendlier fuel for power plants. Producing for two markets gave coal companies an opportunity to divide their eggs between two baskets. Mining operations sprung back to life, including several in Alabama. In Abernant, North Johns and Rock Mountain Lakes, residents who had become accustomed to a quiet life began to have their peace disrupted by blasting at the mines and heavy trucks on their roads. “It got bad for a while, but it has gotten better recently,” said Doug Lawrence, an EMT with the Birmingham Fire Department who lives in Adger.

Steam locomotive could be town’s economic engine By SARAH JANSSEN The Journal Gazette

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – At age 12, Kelly Lynch remembers a ride downtown with his father. As they drove along Clinton Street approaching the north river property, Lynch’s father said here, close to the city’s center, was where steam engine No. 765 belonged, a location that would allow people to discover and appreciate the vintage locomotive. Now at age 27, Lynch is championing the idea of bringing locomotive No. 765, a steam engine bought and restored by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, to downtown as the centerpiece in a plan to develop the north river property. “It was the image of people discovering(steamlocomotive No. 765) and using the engine as a social gathering space that kept me up nights trying to figure out how to make this happen,” said Lynch, who is the society’s volunteer public relations manager. Lynch’s idea for Headwaters Junction, an educational and entertainment venue that would provide a link to local attractions like the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, isn’t

new. Lynch first proposed the idea more than two years ago, before the historic Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad freight depot on Clinton Street was demolished, but hasn’t been able to gather enough monetary support for the plan. What’s changed is the opportunity for funding through the Legacy Fund, money the city made on the lease and sale of its old electric utility City Power & Light. About $47 million will be immediately available, while an additional $28 million will trickle in over the next 12 years. Lynch’s proposal carries a price tag of about $20.5 million, based on estimates from other cities that have tackled similar endeavors. He said if completed in its entirety as proposed, Headwaters Junction would require funding from various sources, but the Legacy Fund provided the vehicle for the idea to take off. A nod from the task force determining how the funds should be spent could provide a boost to the plan in convincing the mayor, his administration and the community that Headwaters Junction is a viable option for the north river property near the St.

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David Griggs watches as the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 765 goes by in Fort Wayne, Ind. The 1944 steam engine is 400 tons and has attracted many fans throughout the Midwest. Marys River just north of downtown. Headwaters Junction is mentioned in the Legacy Task Force’s riverfront development master plan and implementation, one of four spending categories for the fund. Nine projects were proposed and approved by City Council last month, including a feasibility study to examine riverfront development. Task force members wrote that incorporating Headwaters Junction into a mixeduse development “should not be overlooked. The consulting

firm (performing a feasibility study) should give Headwaters Junction its due diligence when developing a vision for our riverfront and North River.” John Urbahns, community development director, said the team determined that the plan for Headwaters Junction provided a unique opportunity and should be given more consideration. The $500,000 riverfront study will investigate the best use for property around the city’s rivers, including the north river property.

At the heart of the plan is to return Berkshire steam locomotive No. 765 to downtown Fort Wayne where it had been on display as a monument to the 1955 Elevate the Nickel Plate project that opened a two-track overpass above city streets. Because of deterioration to the steam locomotive, the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society removed the locomotive in 1974 and has since restored it. Other parts of the plan are a restaurant and banquet center, miniature railroad, trail access and a performance area. Lynch, who owns a media agency and teaches cinematography at Huntington University, has developed an extensive and detailed proposal, but said he’s not tied down to specific details. “I’m completely open to changes,” he said. “There are certain caveats of the plan, but at the end of the day visitor experience is the most important thing.” One caveat is the venue’s location on the north river property. Lynch said the tiein with the rivers and downtown is an important feature that should remain. But the entire property is about 37 acres, said Dan Wire,

a member of the team that developed the riverfront proposal. Wire, a retired teacher and a self-proclaimed river advocate, believes there’s a misconception that Headwaters Junction would take up the entire property, but in reality it could be just one acre. “Some people don’t understand that it could be added value to whatever else is there. It would be the whipped cream on the ice cream sundae,” Wire said. Lynch said the locomotive is a part of the city’s history and it can’t be enjoyed by the community in it’s current location, in a warehouse about five miles east of New Haven. “There’s a certain type of magic that this thing inspires,” he said of No. 765. He said the engine, and the city’s history with the railroad industry it represents, could improve residents’ connection with the city, making it a destination not just a location, along with attracting tourists from outside the area. He stressed that the engine wouldn’t remain stagnant. It could reintroduce passenger rail in the area, become the subject of affordable school field trips, and provide training opportunities for students, he said.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Section F

Sales boom leads to second phase at Woodstock community Jerry Kuyper

WOODSTOCK - With the first phase of ranches almost sold out, the second phase has begun at the Maples at the Sonatas community on the city’s north side. Of the 58 housing sites in the first phase, the developer has two single-family courtyard ranches left to sell as well as eight villas. Phase two will have 18 condominiums for sale. Jamie Wilcox, a developer and builder for Epcon Communities, will open new phases depending on sales in the first two. In 2006, Wilcox planned to

build 126 condos priced from the low to the high $200,000s at Maples at the Sonatas. He expected the 24-acre community to be sold out in three years. After the economy collapsed in 2008, and the housing market with it, he lowered prices and expectations. Prices today are in the $180,000s to the $233,000s. There is no target date for completion of the Maples. Of the original 126, about half have been built and sold. “To keep up with the unbelievable demand for stair-free homes, we have started construction on the second phase of development,” he said. Anticipating delivery dates in January, buyers have placed deposits on six of the new ranch plans. Wilcox hopes the plans appeal to “busy

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nity in Woodstock. Priced at $207,990, square footage ranges from 1,516 to 2,012 square feet. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-and-a-half car garage.


$73,000, 101 N Hubbard St, Algonquin 60102-2459, 19-34-203005, Jean Thiel To Daniel J Bonis &, December 3 $80,000, 3109 1st St, Algonquin 60102-9610, 19-23-430-013, Federal National Mortgage Assn To Chard Curtis York & Bradley York, December 3 $145,000, 105 Hayes Rd, Algonquin 60102-2731, 19-34-354-010, Ryszard Miszczak To Patricia Babcock &, November 27 $162,000, 26 Division St, Algonquin 60102-2706, 19-34-157-002, Bryan W Loppnow To John Lewis & Nicole Lewis, November 30 $210,000, 2060 Carlisle St, Algonquin 60102-4122, 19-32-377-017, Fannie Mae To Timothy A Barnes & Kelly A Barnes, December 3 $225,000, 1770 Hartley Dr, Algonquin 60102-4374, 19-32-256-018, Heine Trust To Thomas Collin & Jennifer L Collin, December 3


1305 Cougar Trail, Cary. 4 bedrooms. 3 Full Baths, plus 2 half baths. Spacious FIRST-FLOOR Master Bedroom. Formal living & dining rooms. Den. Centerisland kitchen, maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless-steel appliances. Hardwood floors. 18ft-ceiling family room, wet bar & stone fireplace.

professionals,” empty-nesters and retirees who do not have the time or inclination to cut grass, trim bushes, wash windows, or shovel snow in winter. Phase two will have14 standalone, single-family designs in the Courtyard Series and four in the Cathedral Series. Cathedral Series designs, which Wilcox calls villas, are grouped into clusters with four per cluster. They provide 1,718 to 1,816 square feet of stair-free living space with prices ranging from $179,990 to $194,990. For more privacy, Courtyard Series housing provides 1,516 to 2,873 square feet of Photo provided living space with pricing from The Palazzo is one of five models open for viewing by the public at the Maples of the Sonatas commu$207,990 to $232,990.

$125,000, 10611 Haegers Bend Rd, Barrington 60010-9049, 19-26-400012, Cowhey Trust To Dalton Holdings

Llc, November 30


$59,000, 6316 Robert Rd, Cary 60013-1211, 19-01-132-013, Bank Of New Yoek Mellon Ttee To Robert A Koidahl &, November 30 $120,000, 701 Rawson Bridge Rd, Cary 60013-1477, 15-32-329-001, Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee To Norell Kern & Daniel Schroeder, November 30 $213,000, 159 Montclair Dr, Cary 60013-1829, 19-15-276-009, David F Freusker To Sureshkumar Arumugam & Jaya Meena Kathirvel, November 30


$107,000, 5274 Granite Ct, Crystal Lake 60012-2604, 14-16-482-003, Daniel R Brieley To Robert Przespolewski &, November 30 $108,000, 5907 Golf Ln, Crystal Lake 60014-4071, 13-36-353-010, Saleem Mohammed To Mallory Krueger & Thomas G Duncan, November 29 $123,500, 350 Corrine Ave, Crystal Lake 60014-5162, 18-01-307-018, Chad Michael Shoop To Property Illinois Llc, November 28 $126,000, 2707 Cobblestone Dr 2707, Crystal Lake 60012-2605,

14-16-430-021, Christopher G Zock To Rafael Toranzo & Alma Toranzo, November 29 $150,000, 22 E Franklin Ave, Crystal Lake 60014-6115, 19-05-227-013, Richard E Ovington To Jorge G Alvarez & Laura K Alvarez, November 30 $163,000, 911 Harvest Cir, Crystal Lake 60014-1607, 18-12-477-016, Thomas R Kolodziej Jr To Michelle Kristan &, November 29 $186,000, 44 Pomeroy Ave, Crystal Lake 60014-5921, 19-05-126-017, Mary A Gustafson To Robert Tomas Balboa & Janet Marie Balboa, November 30 $190,000, 201 1st St, Crystal Lake 60014-4323, 14-32-429-008, Bradley J Schuller To Thomas A Vaclavek Je &, November 27 $223,000, 139 Burning Bush Trl, Crystal Lake 60012-3652, 14-28-352001, Ronald L Modrich To Robert Lucchetti & Sheila Lucchetti, November 27 $226,000, 1749 Nashville Ln, Crystal Lake 60014-2916, 19-19-153-009, Kornel Ignacik To Randy Frappier & Amy Frappier, November 27 $354,000, 2396 Bryn Mawr Ln, Crystal Lake 60014-3949, 13-34-152008, Ryland Group Inc To Beau L Wag-

ner & Erica R Zurlinden, December 3


$224,000, 914 Ski Hill Rd, Fox River Grove 60021-1326, 20-17-401-007, Kelly Ann Harmon To Steve C Walke & Melissa A Walke, November 27


$58,500, 9014 Alden Rd, Harvard 60033-9715, 02-22-202-002, West Trust To West Trust, November 29 $67,500, 1002 Dewey St, Harvard 60033-3251, 01-36-329-012, Deutsche Bank Natl Trt Co Ttee To Camilro Ortiz &, November 30 $78,000, 906 Joanne Ln, Harvard 60033-7830, 06-02-156-007, James E Chevopulos To Gaspar Guadarrama &, November 30 $80,000, 1002 Yellowstone Ln, Harvard 60033-3275, 01-36-331-002, Daniel Perez To Nestor Sanchez & Pedro Sanchez, November 30


$88,000, 11669 Amberwood Dr, Hebron 60034-9202, 03-16-129-004, Fannie Mae To Pablo Castancda & Leticia Carbajal, November 29 Continued on page F2


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There are special pricing incentives on the several sites that remain for sale in the first phase. Prospective buyers should talk to the sales manager about the incentives by calling (815) 334-0340. “Our Woodstock community, which offers a great selection of villa models and stand-alone ranch homes, has experienced a huge sales surge this year,” Wilcox said. “We virtually sold out our first phase of 58 ranch homes this year, and now are in the enviable position of opening up 18 spots in our second phase.” Epcon offers two housing styles at Maples at the Sonatas. The first style is the Courtyard Series, also known as stand-alone ranchJeff Benach es. These ranches allow the buyer to live the maintenance-free lifestyle typically found in condominium or townhouse communities, but with the additional benefit of not sharing a wall, floor or ceiling with anyone else. Buyers can choose from three stand-alone courtyard designs. The smaller of the floor plans is the Palazzo, priced from $207,990. Ranging from 1,516 to 2,012 square feet, the Palazzo features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-and-onehalf car garage. The tray ceilings, optional fireplace and sizeable kitchen are a few of its finishing touches. The courtyard allows owners to sit outdoors in relative privacy. A slightly larger floor plan is the Portico, a 1,754 to 2,461 squarefoot, two- bedroom, two-bath design with a den and two-and-one-half car attached garage. Buyers can use the den as a study, or it can be converted into a third bedroom. This $222,990 design includes a 455square-foot courtyard and tray ceilings in the living and dining rooms plus the master bedroom suite. The largest design is the Promenade. The 1,994 to 2,873 square-foot floor plan features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, an open dining and living area, kitchen and a 485 square-foot private courtyard. Buyers have finished this design with upgrades such as hardwood flooring, staggered height kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. With these amenities, the Promenade is priced at $232,990. The second style of home offered at the Maples is the Cathedral Series. There are four of these attached villas per building. They are in a pinwheel format, which means neighbors share only one common wall. Each lives like an “end unit.” Within the Cathedral Series are two floor plans, the Abbey and Canterbury. The $179,990 Abbey, at 1,718 square feet, has two master bedroom suites, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The $194,990 Canterbury has 1,816 square feet of living space for two bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms and a two-car attached garage. Both plans have cathedral ceilings as well as verandas with wall-to-wall windows. Buyers have options when it comes to interior selections. Ceramic tile is standard in the entry foyer and is also a common choice for bathrooms and the laundry

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room. Hardwood flooring is an option for the living room, dining room and kitchen. Buyers can opt for stainless steel appliances, cherry hardwood cabinetry and granite countertops. Families looking to move into a new maintenance-free ranch to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve can choose from four available for immediate delivery, three villas and one stand alone single-family condo. The most affordable is priced at $187,990 for 1,718 square feet of stair-free living space. Standard are central air conditioning, fireplaces, attached two to two-and-half-car garages and volume ceilings. The sales center, decorated models, and four condos ready for immediate occupancy are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. From Route 14, take Route 47 north to Ware Road, east a half mile to Vivaldi, turn left and then turn left again on Schumann Road. For information visit www.

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Half of the house sales in McHenry County were of the distressed variety. Either they were foreclosures or short sales. This real estate data reflects resales and not new house sales. “The good news is that the number of homes sold in McHenry County in 2012 rose 22 percent compared to 2011,” Woodstock’s Harding Real Estate sales agent Rick Bellairs said. “The bad news is that the average sales price last year was down 6 percent compared to the year earlier and down 37 percent compared to five years ago. Of the 3,099 homes sold in

McHenry County in 2012, 48 percent were short sales and foreclosures. “While half of the sales are distressed sales putting downward pressure on prices it will be hard to turn the real estate market around, but with the increased number of sales maybe we can work our way through it,” Bellairs hoped.

Builders express optimism

Lexington Homes plans to build 26 single-family custom houses at a community called Woodleaf, which is inside the larger Sanctuary Club subdivision of Kildeer. It is the Chicago-based developer’s first attempt at custom housing. Ground has been broken on the first two houses. “We call our company for that development Portfolio Homes as there will be an architect who will design custom homes for our customers,” company president Jeff Benach said. “Prices will be in the upper $700,000s for 3,500 to 4,500 square foot homes on lots that are a third of an acre, but no home backs up to another. Each home will back up to a golf course, woods or rolling countryside. “This beautiful property is unusual for Kildeer and Long Grove as we will have sewer and water. Other housing in that area has well and septic or maybe a septic and city water, but we have both the sewer and water.” Lexington Homes is an anomaly. Billing itself as the oldest, if not the largest new-home builder in the Chicago area, the company started two other communities in 2012. Lexington Place is in the Bridgeport neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. Lexington Village at Rob Roy is in Prospect Heights. “We have other properties that we own and are looking to develop, including a nice site in St. Charles

$112,000, 11705 Pine Way B, Huntley 60142-7317, 18-33-331-060, Phillip T Tyranski To Donna P Stachula &, November 30 $121,000, 11208 Grove St, Huntley 60142-7365, 18-33-132-002, Russell Neview To Antonia Ferraro &, December 3 $185,000, 10317 Brighton Ln, Huntley 60142-2351, 18-22-482-003, Francis Nima Meftah To Thr Property Illinois Lp, December 3 $223,000, 13266 Stratford Ln, Huntley 60142-7710, 18-31-477-003, William A Stack To Ronald L Modrich & Judith A Modrich, December 3 $305,000, 10982 Greywall Ln, Huntley 60142-4072, 18-27-102-034, Wesley H Bank To Michael Stephenson & Christine Stephenson, December 3 $316,000, 12380 Glazier St, Huntley 60142-6069, 18-20-452-003, Ryland Group Inc To Alan Gonzales & Carlie Gonzales, December 3

November 30 $102,000, 1003 Burr St, Lake In The Hills 60156-1120, 19-20-480-028, Us Bank Na Trustee To Panayot Draguinov &, November 28 $103,000, 842 Creekview Ln 842, Lake In The Hills 60156-6124, 19-21-379-008, Fannie Mae To Quan Zhou &, December 3 $108,000, 2 Ronan Ct, Lake In The Hills 60156-6286, 18-14-453-062, Nicola M Falco To Ryan P Hartigan & Amanda J Martin, November 28 $140,000, 5373 Danbury Cir, Lake In The Hills 60156-6364, 18-15-451-002, Michael A Hoormann To Lawrence R Oconnor &, November 30 $152,500, 1540 Royal Oak Ln, Lake In The Hills 60156-5532, 18-24-154-008, Arthur Louis Najee Ullah To Robert M Potthast & Nyle J Potthast, November 28 $167,000, 2051 Litchfield Ln, Lake In The Hills 60156-5670, 18-23-326007, Jason A Bucceri To Kelly A Lutz &, November 27 $180,000, 7 Sugar Creek Ct, Lake In The Hills 60156-5507, 18-23-226-012, Robert Defrank To Brent Cirves & Laura Cirves, November 27 $330,917, 3493 Sonoma Cir, Lake In The Hills 60156-6731, 18-15-302-038, Judicial Sales Corp To Hud, December 3

$94,000, 4611 W Lakeshore Dr, Mccullom Lake 60050-2417, 09-22-182-017, Nancy J Davidson To Jason Stevens &, December 3 $106,500, 4702 W Lakeshore Dr, Mccullom Lake 60050-2420, 09-22179-020, Home State Bank Na To Jason Christianson &, November 30




$110,000, 11661 Amberwood Dr, Hebron 60034-9202, 03-16-129-005, Juan Carlos Aguilar To Aurelio Cazares & Leonoe Cazares, December 3


$100,000, 314 Crystal Lake Rd, Lake In The Hills 60156-1213, 19-20-381-001, Scott German To Jessica N Treu &,

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The Palazzo model’s kitchen opens into a dining area. Also, there is a center island for eating.

$278,500, 1818 Julia Way, Lakemoor 60051-3724, 10-30-102-008, Ryan A Hunt To Crystal Mcclure &, November 30


$239,000, 7650 Galena St, Village Of Lakewood 60014-6668, 18-10-426-003, Bank Of America Na To G&a European Quality Pros Llc, November 28 $282,000, 9215 Loch Glen Dr, Village Of Lakewood 60014-3325, 18-11-476009, Toad Hall Llc To Janice A Nickelson &, November 27


$270,000, 8514 Harmony Hill Rd, Marengo 60152-9460, 17-17-400-019, Thomas A Fetzer To James P Angone & Laurence F Kedzie, December 3 $575,000, 19212 State Route 176, Marengo 60152-8227, 12-30-426003, William G Freise Trustee To Ryan Gieseke & Rhonda M Gieseke, November 28


$72,000, 1800 Flower St, Mchenry 60050-3713, 09-27-180-001, Fannie Mae To Doug Fink & Brad Fink, December 3

for 144 single-family and townhouses,” Benach added. “We have not set a date yet on that development, probably in 2013 but that is not definite.” He does his market research. “I am not overly optimistic. I do not see housing prices going down any further than they are. With today’s construction prices, we can buy, build and sell at a savings to the buyer. Like anyone in the (newhousing) business, we are being cautious. We see a market for our product,” he said in an early fall interview. In 2006 and 2007, Lexington developed McHenry County communities in Crystal Lake and McHenry under the Concord Homes name, Benach said. Lexington Homes has built 40,000 housing units in the past 40 years. Besides Benach, the current leadership includes the father, Ron Benach, and the chief executive officer, Wayne Moretti. The company has gone through several reorganizations. “This Lexington Homes company has been around since 2006. In the past we had sold Lexington, bought Concord and then took our original name back again,” Benach said. Construction and sales have begun for the nine single-family houses at Lexington Place and the 15 row houses (townhouses) at Rob Roy. Benach projected that both sites would be sold out in 18 months. “We think these are pretty popular pieces of property and will sell quickly,” Benach said. He did not project how quickly the Kildeer subdivision would sell out. Meanwhile in Wheaton, Airhart Construction has opened sales in phase three at the Courthouse Square row houses. The first two phases have sold out. “We are

selling and building. The demand is certainly there. Two homes are already sold in phase three,” company president Court Airhart said. “Our building permits are in and we will be delivering homes in 2013.” Phase three will feature seven designs ranging in size from two to five bedrooms and two-and one-half to four-and one-half baths, from 2,000 to more than 3,200 square feet of living space with prices ranging from $468,000 to $659,000. Interior highlights include 9-foot ceilings on all levels, hardwood flooring, milled staircases, second floor laundry, first floor great room with fireplace, kitchens featuring custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Exteriors are all brick with limestone detailing. The driveways, walkways and private patios are also brick, the landscaping is extensive and three-car tandem garages are available. But there’s one optional feature that has proven popular with every homeowner thus far at Courthouse Square. “Our rooftop terraces are versatile and every homeowner has chosen this option,” said Heather Mistele, sales associate at Courthouse Square. “The rooftop terraces are spacious and average 165 square feet in size. Buyers can opt for a guest suite or the space can be customized into an area for entertaining complete with a wet bar. Each homeowner has created something unique with this space and has commented that they are enjoying and using the space much more than they thought they would.” When completed, there will be 46 row houses at Courthouse Square. For information, call 630462-0500 or visit

$93,000, 2326 Evergreen Cir, Mchenry 60050-8015, 09-23-302-054, Federal National Mortgage Assn To Cory M Foilman &, November 29 $110,000, 1111 Oakleaf Ave, Mchenry 60051-8943, 10-07-430-002, Carolyn C Degeorge Estate To Jason Snelten & Craig R Larson, November 29 $114,000, 2405 W Edgewood Ln, Mchenry 60051-4621, 09-25-426-001, Ginmeg Llc To Antonio B Cardenas &, December 3 $142,000, 1904 Parker St, Mchenry 60050-8018, 15-18-303-030, Diana Lokcinsi To Jeremy Burns &, November 30 $142,500, 4902 Pyndale Dr, Mchenry 60050-5017, 09-34-304-004, Flatlander Realty Investments To Andrew Hanus &, December 3 $195,000, 223 Tralee Ln, Mchenry 60050-8059, 09-32-453-012, Mark St John To Christopher Lynd &, November 29 $217,000, 5612 Chesapeake Dr, Mchenry 60050-3348, 09-28-132-001, Zielke Trust To Robert Popovich & Elizabeth Popovich, November 30 $220,000, 1915 Tyler Trl, Mchenry 60051-3612, 09-25-127-035, Kurz Trust To Jon A Gibson &, November 30 $255,000, 6815 Waterford Dr, Mchenry 60050-8047, 09-32-352-005, Fannie Mae To Daniel N Pagels & Nicole E Pagels, November 29


$122,000, 5413 May Ave, Richmond 60071-9027, 04-16-203-011, Hsbc Bank Usa Trustee To Nathan C Musser &, November 29


$67,000, 5228 E Lake Shore Dr, Wonder Lake 60097-9099, 09-06-452-004, Home State Bank Na To Lane M Kramka &, December 3 $245,000, 5503 Miller Rd, Wonder Lake 60097-9189, 08-03-400-011, Jane A Dahm To Dahm Trust, November 27


$76,500, 423 E Lake St, Woodstock 60098-4236, 13-08-204-006, Aspenna V Bowe Estate To Martha J Schak & Harold H Schak, November 30 $132,000, 1219 Muriel St, Woodstock 60098-3673, 13-07-429-006, Deutsche Bank Tr America Ttee To William Magee & Leslie Magee, November 29 $174,000, 320 Martin Dr, Woodstock 60098-8221, 08-33-404-002, Leonard C Kelly To Landon K Leisten &, November 30 $450,000, 9502 Thompson Rd, Woodstock 60098-8376, 08-26-400-019, Lloyd J Logsdon To Mb Financial Bank Na, November 30 $470,000, 4303 Wilson Rd, Woodstock 60098-9331, 07-10-400-007, Michael C Galeba To Daniel Pesavento &, November 30


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$79,900 IN THE HEART OF TOWN Great short sale opportunity! 2BR ranch with some updates. Come add your personal touches and make it your home. Detached 2 car garage, screened porch & fenced yard. Walk to train. MLS#08219350 CENTURY 21 Sketchbook

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Cary $259,900 SO NICE TO COME HOME TO Spacious 4BR Colonial with 5th BR/office on 1st flr. Granite countertops, ceramic tile, SS appls in the updated kitchen. Eating area w/bay window. Family room w/slider to fenced back yard, unfinished basement. MLS#07748077 CENTURY 21 Sketchbook Shirley M Rochford


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$269,000 GREAT LOCATION! The Fox River just steps from your door and The Cary Country Club on the other side. 2BR, 1 1/2 bth ranch with frpl, unfinished bsmt w/ exterior access & 2 car detached garage w/addl parking for “toys”. Many recent updates. MLS#08247971 CENTURY 21 Sketchbook

Crystal Lake $39,900 BANK OWNED This second floor condo offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths plus a 1 car garage across from the unit. Investors welcome! MLS#08246753



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$99,900 START HERE Why not call this 2nd flr Condo in Abbey Ridge your home? Large master bedrm/bth w/walk-in closet & separate shower. Fully applianced sunny & bright kitchen. Upgraded oak cabinetry & doors. Balcony with views of park. MLS#08236387 CENTURY 21 Sketchbook

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$69,900 BANK OWNED Neat & tidy townhome in the Woods of Countrybrook. Two-story unit featuring 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, fireplace in family room, lots of closet space and a 2 car attached garage. MLS#08245191 Harding Real Estate

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$129,500 3 ACRES Bring the horses and enjoy country living here. Older farmhouse with new flooring and fresh paint. Property features several outbuilding including a 60x32 pole barn, 26x32 barn and a 32x50 building. MLS#08210096 Harding Real Estate

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$339,000 7+ ACRES This hillside ranch has a beautiful open floor plan consisting of 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room with fireplace & a finished lower level. 36x90 pole barn with electric & 3 stalls, loafing shed & 4 pastures. MLS#08240186 Harding Real Estate

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$97,500 BEAUTIFULLY REHABBED RANCH Nothing to do here but move in & enjoy country living on the water w/your own pier. 3 BRS, 2 bths, new kitchen w/42” cabinets, granite counters & slate flr. LR features a stone frpl & double French doors to deck. Short Sale. MLS#08246484 CENTURY 21 Sketchbook


$840,000 CHAIN O’LAKES LAKEFRONT Amazing Price for Prestigious Pistakee Bay 4BR 4-1/2BA Lakefront Ranch. Approx 2.6 Park Like Wooded Acres (can be subdivided). High on Hill w/Incredible Panoramic Views. Indoor Pool & Spa, 40x37 Cedar Pole Barn & 3.5 Car Gar! MLS#08098669 All Waterfront Real Estate Plus

$179,900 LAKEMOOR FARMS! Lovely home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, full basement, 2 car garage, formal dining room, family room off kitchen, second floor laundry. Many upgrades! Move-in-ready, just bring your furniture! MLS#07959850 CENTURY 21 Roberts & Andrews

$184,000 5 WOODED ACRES Custom built ranch offering hardwood floors, kitchen with sub zero refrigerator, double oven and fireplace. Decks off the front and back to entertain guests or enjoy the peace & quiet. MLS#08242200 Harding Real Estate





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$39,900 COTTAGE ON 5 LOTS! Small home sits on .61 of an acre. The value is in the land. Additional PINS. Call Mary for more information. MLS#08179728 CENTURY 21 Roberts & Andrews

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$109,900 Timber Trails New Listing A Must See, Beautiful TownHm with a Great Location! Spacious Design, Vaulted Ceilings, Upgrades Throughout, Extra Bonus Loft Rm, and a FULL Basement for more Room. Easy to Show-HURRY Nalley Realty

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$175,000 VACATION LIFESTYLE! Channel front home with two bedrooms, one bath. 22x24 family room with rows of windows to enjoy views of the Chain O’ Lakes! Power generator for peace of mind. MLS#08052799

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$194,900 STEP INSIDE you’ll be surprised by all this 4BR, 2 1/2 bth home has to offer. Over $100,000 in upgrades! A dream kitchen, spacious master suite w/coffer clng & whirlpl tub, fam rm w/frpl & bsmt are a few of its many features. Short sale MLS#08018931 CENTURY 21 Sketchbook

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$259,900 CHANNEL FRONT! Lovely home with three bedrooms, two baths, two car garage. Three season room, patio, boat house, sea wall. Remodeled baths, newer roof, furnace & central air. Not a short sale! MLS#08100176 CENTURY 21 Roberts & Andrews Mary Holden



$535,000 RIVERFRONT BEAUTY! Contemporary with three bedrooms, three baths, walkout basement, two car garage. Great room with cathedral ceiling, hardwood floor and fireplace. Two master suites with private baths. Second kitchen in the lower level. MLS#08154886 CENTURY 21 Roberts & Andrews Mary Holden



$78,900 847 Victoria Dr Nicely decorated modern 2 bed / 1 bath ranch with beautiful wooded views! Grill on the balcony & when the weather turns cold get cozy in front of the living room fireplace.Great open floor plan! Charles Rutenberg Realty

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$99,900 TOWNHOME LIVING All you need to do is move in--freshly painted, new flooring, new fixtures, newer roof & mechanicals & so much more! You will love the marble fireplace and sliding doors that lead to the sun deck. Enjoy one level living here! MLS#08056141 Harding Real Estate Sandra Klotz


$109,900 WELCOME HOME! Located close to schools, library, town square & Metra on one of Woodstock’s favorite streets. Hardwood floors. Oversized master suite and large kitchen overlooking deck and white picket fenced yard. MLS#08151889 Harding Real Estate

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$295,000 WESTWOOD LAKES ESTATES Here is a great home on a double lot giving you over an acre in an ideal location close to elementary school. There is space for everyone here with home office, sunroom open to pool & patio & rec room in the English basement. MLS#08159392 Harding Real Estate 815-338-3850



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$27,500 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME HERE! Large lot on the east side of the lake. Within McHenry school districts. Electric & gas nearby. Call for more details. MLS#08184590

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$135,000 MOVE-IN READY Great 3 BR home on a cul-de-sac. Big deck off the kitchen with built-in bench. Downstairs has rec rm that opens out to patio. New carpet and 2-car garage. Fantastic location with a city park right around the corner! MLS#07981965 Harding Real Estate Rick Bellairs





$149,500 GET THE MOST FOR YOUR MONEY Quality Woodstock Building Trades house with many upgrades. Vaulted ceiling in living room, kitchen & DR plus skylight. Full basement w/workshop, rec rm & roughed-in BA. Great curb appeal & all fenced private yard with shed. MLS#08096004 Harding Real Estate Sandra Klotz

$229,900 2 ACRES Located on the edge of town and zoned AG is this beautiful home with lots to offer. Huge living room w/brick FP, dining room w/sliders leading to patio that overlooks a great back yard. Full finished bsmnt w/FP, 4th BR & BA. MLS#08248628 Harding Real Estate Beatrice Knaack

$319,500 NEED A HOME OFFICE? This spacious ranch is across from Crystal Woods Golf Course & includes 2 lots zoned B-1. Wonderful exposure on Rt. 47 & easy access to I-90. Also included are 27x32 pole bldg., 26x24 detached garage & 1 car detached garage. MLS#08245361 Harding Real Estate 815-338-3850


$250,000 9+ ACRES Ranch home featuring family room with fireplace & doors to deck, full basement. Land is a combination of pasture, paddock & hay field. 30x40 barn with 4 stalls & 30x48 machine shed. Zoned agriculture. MLS#08136475 Harding Real Estate

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$325,000 DOMINION HEIGHTS Quality brick and cedar ranch backing up to woods offers open floor plan, great room with brick FP & partially finished basement with full bath plus workshop. Private yard. Custom home designed for wheelchair accessibility. MLS#08215989 Harding Real Estate

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Woodstock $169,000 2+ ACRES Great country setting only a couple miles from town. 2-story farmhouse has large enclosed porch, den, dining & living rooms. 36x45 outbuilding has two 8’ & one 10’ overhead doors. Zoned estate-no horses. MLS#08230109 Harding Real Estate


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Woodstock $159,900 VILLAS AT BULL VALLEY Enjoy an easier lifestyle! This home offers an open floor plan, kitchen w/cherry cabinets & SS appliances, LR is warmed by gas FP, luxury master suite & secluded deck overlooking the woods. Full English bsmnt, 2 car garage. MLS#08177053 Harding Real Estate

$89,900 CUTE & AFFORDABLE RANCH Home has brand new roof, siding, furnace & thermopane windows all around. Large eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets & new counters. Plenty of room to entertain with a deck & full basement. Large lot in quiet neighborhood. MLS#08166343 Harding Real Estate







$675,000 10 ACRES Secluded main house, guest house & barn with additional 10 acres also available. Rare opportunity to own large parcel in Bull Valley. Main house offers 3 in-suite bedrooms & finished walkout lower level. Guest house offers space for office or guests. MLS#08249477 Harding Real Estate


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$199,000 12 ACRES Beautiful parcel in a quiet location between Marengo & Woodstock. Close to Metra train & I-90. Plenty of trees with well on property. Bring your building plans for your home in the country. Great spot for horses. MLS#07702780 Harding Real Estate





$19,000 BANK OWNED Railway Estates Subdivision. 46 improved residential lots that can be sold to one buyer or as individual lots. Call for details. MLS#08173639

John Harding

Harding Real Estate


Woodstock $47,800 TWIN CREEKS ESTATES Picturesque estate subdivision offering 44 lots ranging from 2-9 acres. Walkout potential with many lots. Some are partially wooded or have Nippersink Creek flowing through. Prices starting at $47,800. MLS#07574563 Harding Real Estate Andrew Harding


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Paul Bockman


$399,900 LOTS OF POSSIBILITIES Multiple PINs combine to total 8.6 acres with approximately 3 acres of hard ground. Zoned R1, R3 and R4 permitting a variety of uses. Value is in the land ONLY. Existing structures are “tear-downs”. MLS#08184919 CENTURY 21 Sketchbook Donna Mosier



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Sharon, WI. 84 acres crop land. 1/2 mi E of Sharon on Hwy 67. Accepting offers until 1/31/13. 608-655-3347

MARENGO HOUSE FOR RENT nice 3 BR, garage, appliances, no pets. $975 mo. security dep. and proof of empl. req. 815-404-1158


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

New Carpet, New Furnace. 1 Car Gar. W/D. No Pets. Addl. Parking. $950 + Dep. 847-338-1430

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

All appl, patio, private entrance. $900 - $750, garage available. 815-455-8310

Marengo, Newer 3BR, 2.5BR, 2 car gar., $1050/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712


McHenry 3BR, 1.5BA Split Level Fireplace, all appl, W/D, 2 car garage, pets OK, $1400/mo + sec. 847-421-1633


McHenry -Large 1BR some utilities include $700 and up

2 full bath, 3 walk in closets, W/D, appl, fireplace, deck, sml pets OK. $1200/mo. 847-530-7385


Lakemoor. Large 2nd floor condo. $1400/mo+utils. 2BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. All appls, fireplace. 708-209-5240 McHenry. 2-3BR, 2-3BA, 2 car gar, appls. Lots of space. Lease / Purchase. $1150-$1250/mo. Avail now. 815-385-5525

Broker Owned 815-347-1712 $705/mo. 815-363-1208 or 815-353-1203

Sharon, WI. 13 acres w/2 acres of walnut woods. 1/2 mi E of Sharon on Hwy 67. Accepting offers until 1/31/13. 608-655-3347



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

McHenry 4BR, 2BA Ranch


VERY NICE! 2BA, W/D, 1 car gar. Pets welcome, Section 8 OK. $925/mo + sec. 815-814-1278

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

ALGONQUIN - 2 BEDROOM Quiet and clean building with storage, laundry and parking. $800/mo. 847-401-3242



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


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Woodstock - 1BR On Quiet,

Crystal Lake. 1BR. Quiet neighborhood. Walkout lower level, wooded lot, patio. W/D incl. $850/mo incl all utils. 847-854-6740 after 5pm


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

FOX LAKE ~ LARGE STUDIO With utilities, laundry, balcony. No dogs. Agent owned. 815-814-3348

FOX RIVER GROVE 1BR New carpet. Across from the train station. $600/mo+dep & electricity. 224-622-1859 or 847-516-8437

Private Wooded Location. Heat, water, trash incl, W/D, cats with deposit, $725. 815-482-1600

WOODSTOCK Autumnwood Apt.


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

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Call for an Appointment to See Your New Home Today! 815-337-9600

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


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62 or Better * To qualify, income has to be under $31,000 - $35,000 for two people Call for Appt to View Your New Home! 815-206-4000



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

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

Quiet building, no pets. $825 + security. 847-526-4435

Island Lake Luxury Apt.



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

1.5 bath, appl, W/D, basement. 1 car garage, $1250/mo + sec. 815-354-4575

Wonder Lake/East Side

Crystal Lake

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

3BR, 1.5BA brick ranch.

2 car attached heated garage. 2/3 acre lot on quiet street. Close to lake with private beach rights and Crystal Lake Schools. All appliances incl. C/A, baseboard heat. Dogs negotiable. $1350/mo. Avail 3/1.

Wonder Lake: 2/3 BR, new paint & carpet, hardwood floors $790-$975/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712 Woodstock Area BIG!! Newly Renovated in the Country 5BR 2 full bath, all new appliances. W/D, huge country kitchen, garage. 815-482-0171


Crystal Lake 3BR, 1.5BA Colonial Newly painted. FR, DR, large deck, 2 car gar. $1500/mo. 815-581-0034

Crystal Lake 4BR On Fox River

HARVARD Large home, house privileges, close to train. $400/mo, includes utilities. Call 847-404-7930

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

Lakemoor. Nice home, quiet subdiv Incl house privileges, utils, private family rm. $500/mo. 847-727-1889

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

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

Crystal Lake – Must sell. $745K. 5 Virginia Rd. 12000 SF. (2) Offices. Both 2 story w/bsmnts, gar & balconies. Ed J: 941-505-1155


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS HARRIS, N.A., as successor in interest to AMCORE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. RUDOLPHO MARQUEZ, Z FINANCIAL, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 11 CH 1293 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the Court in the above entitled cause, Keith Nygren, Sheriff of McHenry County, McHenry, Illinois, will on February 14, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Civil Process-Room 262, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of McHenry, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment to wit: PARCEL 1: LOT 9 IN BLOCK 1 (EXCEPT THE WEST 5 FEET THEREOF) IN EMILY H. HUTCHIN'S FIRST ADDITION TO WOODSTOCK, AND THE WEST 8.80 FEET OF THE VACATED ALLEY BETWEEN LOTS 9 AND 10 IN BLOCK 1 IN SAID EMILY HUTCHIN'S ADDITION TO WOODSTOCK, BEING A PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEROF RECORDED DECEMBER 11, 1852 IN BOOK 5 OF DEEDS, PAGE 486, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS Parcel Index Number: 13-05-330-013. Commonly Known As: 201 East Church Street, Woodstock, Illinois 60098 For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney Meghann A. Salamasick, Lowis & Gellen LLP, 200 West Adams Street, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 364-2500

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF McHENRY COUNTY ILLINOIS CASE NO. 11 CH 2110 McHenry Savings Bank, VS Robert M. Halverson, Marcie R. Halverson, Harris NA, Board Of Managers or Cary-Oaks Townshomes Condominium Association, Unknown Owners And Nonrecord Claimants, NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on November 9, 2012, the Sheriff of McHenry County, Woodstock, Illinois, or his deputy, will on Thursday the 14th day of February, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 A.M. at the McHenry County Courthouse, Room 262, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, as set forth below. Property Tax Identification Number: 19-14-430-011-0000 This property is commonly known as 252 Haber Court, Cary, IL 60013 and is improved with a single family residence. Terms of Sale: 10% of successful bid due immediately at the time of th le and th bala to be

y of the sale, and the balance to be paid by noon the following Tuesday after the sale, both by cash or cashier's checks. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. The sale shall be subject to general real estate taxes, special taxes, special assessments, special taxes levied, and superior liens, if any. The property is offered "As Is", with no express or implied warranties and without any representation as to the quality of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Prospective bidders are admonished to review the court file to verify all information. For information regarding this real estate, interested parties may contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Natalie Cappetta, Cappetta & Associates, Ltd. 1900 Spring Road, Suite 102, Oak Brook, IL 60523. (630) 9547474. Dated: November 13, 2012. Natalie Cappetta, Cappetta & Associates, Ltd. Attorney for Plaintiff 1900 Spring Road, Suite 102 Oak Brook, IL 60523 630-954-7474 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 10, 17, 24, 2013)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.LARRY J. VITOUS A/K/A LARRY VITOUS Defendants 12 CH 1709 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 7, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on February 25, 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 1332 BEACH STREET, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Property Index No. 15-30-257022 & 15-30-257-021. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $138,685.42. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 hos righ in d th side

quiring 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 ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: The sales clerk, FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 498-9990 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. Please refer to file number 12-059368. 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. FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 498-9990 Attorney File No.: 12059368 Case # 12 CH 1709 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. I501193 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 17, 24, 31, 2013)

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Crystal Lake. 3BR deluxe ranch. Hardwood flrs, fenced yard. Extra parking. Near Canterbury School. $1335/mo. 815-354-5526

Crystal Lake/Burton Bridge

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

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 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


Hrdwd floors, a/c, 1 car gar, crawl space, W/D hook-up, no pets. $950/mo + sec. 847-497-9781

JOHNSBURG – 4BR, 2.5BA Ranch Full finished family rm in bsmnt. 2 car attchd garage. Avail for long term lease. $1345/mo. Land Management Properties. 815-678-4771 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

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

MCHENRY/RINGWOOD Office & Warehouse w/14'OH Doors.1800sf $750/mo. 3600sf $1650/mo Zoned I-1/B-3. 815-482-7084

ag 60606, (312) 364-2500. The terms of sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within two (2) business days of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to the 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property is improved. 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. Dated: January 8, 2013 Thomas H. Peckham Meghann A. Salamasick (6300485) Lowis & Gellen LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 200 West Adams Street, Suite 1900 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 364-2500 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 10, 17, 24, 2013)


First floor, laundry on premise. Gas heat included, no pets. $625mo + sec. 847-669-3691

Spacious 2BR, 2BA, D/W, W/D, C/A. Approx 1000 sq ft. REDUCED RATE! $800/MO. 847-526-9228

1BR, 2BA, $1100. Age Restrictions May Apply. Free Health Club Membership. Pet Friendly. 815-363-5919 or 815-363-0322

WONDER LAKE 3 BR, 1 bath, new paint & carpet, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, all kitchen appliances. $995/mo plus security. 815-245-6168

Crystal Lake 3BR Ranch

W. Dundee: near mall, Spacious 1 & 2 BR, heat, gas, water, NO PETS, heated garage available 847-836-6335 or 815-861-3900

McHenry Patriot Estates

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

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

Capron. 4BR, 1BA. Appls, 2 car garage. Fresh paint. $800/mo+sec+utils. Very nice. 815-943-3325

Algonquin – STUDIO +1BR Balcony w/ picture windows, modern, steps to Main St. $725/$695+util., 847-387-0245

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

Prairie Grove. 3BR. Wooded lot. See thru frplc. Huge decks. Incl all appls. C/A. $2000/mo. 847-854-6740 after 5pm

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

Barn & Green House For Rent Woodstock $850/mo. 815-715-8736

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

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

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

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Woodstock, 2 BR apartment, 2nd floor of home. Separate entrances, reserved parking. Located on Dean St close to square. $735/mo + Sec. dep, utilities. No pets. Agent owned. 847-494-1097 Woodstock: 2BR duplex, 1 BA, all appliances, W/D, A/C, 1 car garage $885 + sec., nice neighborhood. 815-482-6616 Woodstock: 2BR, 2nd flr, next to town, all util incl. W/D, $890/mo.+sec., 815-715-8736

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Maintenance Person


FT Mon.- Fri. position needed for construction company located in Barrington. Excellent Benefit package includes Health insurance, vacation pay and potential profit sharing/bonus. Must have 3 years experience. Apply by emailing resume to:


FORD SALES - Full time

Must have clean driving record. Aggressive dealer, Huge inventory, Excellent income. Only two openings. Call Jose or Mike:

Bull Valley Ford Woodstock 815-338-6680

Automotive IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: -Experienced Detail PersonsGM Certified Technicians Sales People (will train the right person) Service Advisor/Writer Please Apply in Person only: Harvard Chevrolet Buick GMC 333 S Division Street Harvard, IL. 60033 Full-time with benefit package for the energetic, self motivated person. CHILD CARE TEACHER FT/PT Teacher Qualified. Must have 60 hrs college with 6 in ECE. Exp preferred. Benefits avail. 847-659-1411. EOE DRIVER'S ED INSTRUCTORS/ TEACHERS PT/FT for Northwest Suburbs, Certified Instructors needed, but will train. ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ OFFICE/CLERICAL POSITION PT/FT for Crystal Lake. Please Call: 815-444-7700 or email: Health Care

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Seeking a qualified person for FT position in billing, A/R, Collections, Appeals and payment posting. Please fax resumes to: 815-356-5262

Full Time experienced maint person needed on 1st/3rd shifts for a manufacturing plant located in Belvidere, IL. Qualified individuals must have there own tools and have experience in machine, forklift & general maintenance repairs. Please fax your resume to: 815-544-5299

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 Plastics Custom Injection Molding Co. est. 1972 looking for: Experienced Plastic Injection Molding SUPERVISOR for shifts 4pm-midnight and midnight-8am. -Min. 5 yrs. HANDS-ON exp. in Inj. Molding -Must be able to troubleshoot molding machines, electricity, hydraulics, electronics -Must be familiar with a wide variety of plastic resins -Must have good communication and people skills -Must be able to work weekends on occasion -Computer experience preferred, but will teach -Drug screen and Physical required. This secure position offers salary commensurate w/experience-ability. Benefits inc. a/c facility, FDA environment, paid vac. Medical plus life, AFLAC and Dental plan available. Send resume/qualifications to:

Quad, Inc.

810 Progressive Lane South Beloit, IL 61080

BARTENDERS - Flex. Hours Must be available Days, Nights and Weekends. Woodstock Moose Please call: 815-338-0126


TEACHER - Requires Bachelors in ECE, P/T, AM. TEACHER ASSISTANT - Requires high school diploma, P/T, AM & PM. BUS AIDE - Harvard area. All positions bilingual preferred. Apply at: 100 N. Benton St, Woodstock. Hospitality

Front Desk

Part Time 3-11 shift. Weekdays and Weekends. Apply in person at Front Desk

Hampton Inn

1555 S. Rte. 31 McHenry, IL. Office Seeking a bilingual (Spanish English) Front Office Assistant with outstanding customer service skills for our community health clinic in Woodstock / Harvard. Competitive pay; excellent benefits. Send current resume to: Community Health Partnership of IL Fax 815-337-9641


PT Nights and weekends. Crystal Lake location. Fax resume: 815-788-7262 or email:

Healthcare LOOKING FOR Compassionate & Caring...


Shifts Available: 2nd & 3rd Shifts PT/FT Weekends Day Shift and PRN ★★★★★★★★★★★

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APPLY IN PERSON TODAY: Fair Oaks Healthcare Center 471 W. Terra Cotta Crystal Lake, IL No phone calls please


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REAL ESTATE SALES Licensing class begins Jan 29 in Crystal Lake. Call Gail, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell 815-459-9300



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CAREGIVER NEEDED Live in or worker. For appt. call: 815-597-3803 Dependable, Compassionate Care Giver to help you stay independent w/home care 3-4 days. Great refs. Spring Grove area. 815-675-2579

Legal Secretary

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PUBLIC NOTICE 13769-notpub IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff vs SHELBY MAPLES, MARY MAPLES, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC D/B/A DITECH.COM, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants 10 CH 657 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, SHELBY MAPLES, MARY MAPLES, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC D/B/A DITECH.COM, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s) in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Twenty-second Judicial Circuit Court of McHenry County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 2 IN WOODRIDGE SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND ALSO PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 12, 1967 AS DOCUMENT NO. 475173 IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 911 S. RIVER ROAD, MCHENRY, IL 60051 Permanent Index No. 14-01452-009 and which said Mortgage was made by SHELBY MAPLES and MARY MAPLES, Mortgagor(s), to, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR EVER BANK ASSIGNED TO CITIMORTGAGE, INC. as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHenry County, Illinois as Document No. 2006R0025970 and modification as 2009R0043702. And for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the said Twenty-second Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendant(s), file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Twenty-second Judicial Circuit Court, at the Courthouse, in the City of Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois, on or before February 11, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Clerk of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court McHenry County, Illinois. HAUSELMAN & RAPPIN, LTD. Attorney for Plaintiff 39 South La Salle Street Chicago, Illinois 60603 312 372 2020 I496050 (Published in the Northwest Herald, January 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS HARRIS, N.A., as successor in interest to AMCORE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. RUDOLPHO MARQUEZ, Z FINANCIAL, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 11 CH 1293 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the Court in the above entitled cause, Keith Nygren, Sheriff of McHenry County, McHenry, Illinois, will on February 14, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Civil Process-Room 262, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of McHenry, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment to wit: PARCEL 1: LOT 9 IN BLOCK 1 (EXCEPT THE WEST 5 FEET THEREOF) IN EMILY H. HUTCHIN'S FIRST ADDITION TO WOODSTOCK, AND THE WEST 8.80 FEET OF THE VACATED ALLEY BETWEEN LOTS 9 AND 10 IN BLOCK 1 IN SAID EMILY HUTCHIN'S ADDITION TO WOODSTOCK, BEING A PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEROF RECORDED DECEMBER 11, 1852 IN BOOK 5 OF DEEDS, PAGE 486, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS Parcel Index Number: 13-05-330-013. Commonly Known As: 201 East Church Street, Woodstock, Illinois 60098 For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney Meghann A. Salamasick, Lowis & Gellen LLP, 200 West Adams Street, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 364-2500. The terms of sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash

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n pe ( %) due by or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within two (2) business days of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to the 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property is improved. 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. Dated: January 8, 2013 Thomas H. Peckham Meghann A. Salamasick (6300485) Lowis & Gellen LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 200 West Adams Street, Suite 1900 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 364-2500 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 10, 17, 24, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF McHENRY COUNTY ILLINOIS CASE NO. 11 CH 2110 McHenry Savings Bank, VS Robert M. Halverson, Marcie R. Halverson, Harris NA, Board Of Managers or Cary-Oaks Townshomes Condominium Association, Unknown Owners And Nonrecord Claimants, NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on November 9, 2012 the Sheriff of McHenry County, Woodstock, Illinois, or his deputy, will on Thursday the 14th day of February, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 A.M. at the McHenry County Courthouse, Room 262, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, as set forth below, the property legally described as follows: UNIT C-2 IN CARY-OAKS TOWNHOME CONDOMINIUMS, AS DELINEATED ON SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND: LOT 6 IN CARY OAKS SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 21, 1989 AS DOCUMENT NO. 89R23347, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "A" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AUGUST 23, 1991 AS DOCUMENT NO. 91R32080, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Property Tax Identification Number: 19-14-430-011-0000 This property is commonly known as 252 Haber Court, Cary, IL 60013 and is improved with a single family residence. Terms of Sale: 10% of successful bid due immediately at the time of the sale, and the balance to be paid by noon the following Tuesday after the sale, both by cash or cashier's checks. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. The sale shall be subject to general real estate taxes, special taxes, special assessments, special taxes levied, and superior liens, if any. The property is offered "As Is", with no express or implied warranties and without any representation as to the quality of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Prospective bidders are admonished to review the court file to verify all information. For information regarding this real estate, interested parties may contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Natalie Cappetta, Cappetta & Associates, Ltd. 1900 Spring Road, Suite 102, Oak Brook, IL 60523. (630) 9547474. Dated: November 12, 2012. Natalie Cappetta, Cappetta & Associates, Ltd. Attorney for Plaintiff 1900 Spring Road, Suite 102 Oak Brook, IL 60523 630-954-7474 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 10, 17, 24, 2013)


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: PARCEL 1: UNIT 4402-3C IN IRISH PRAIRIE MANORS CONDOMINIUM NO. 1, AS DELINEATED ON THE SURVEY OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, (SAID SURVEY BEING ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "C" TO SUPPLEMENT NO. 3 TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP RECORDED NOVEMBER 10, 1992 AS DOCUMENT NO. 92R061786, SAID DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP RECORDED SEPTEMBER 10, 1990 AS DOCUMENT NO. 90R033552, TOGETHER WITH A PERCENTAGE OF OWNERSHIP IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID UNIT, AS SHOWN IN EXHIBIT "D" ATTACHED TO SAID SUPPLEMENT NO. 3, WHICH AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME SHALL AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE WITH THE RECORDING OF ANY SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION THEREAFTER), ALL IN TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: EASEMENT APPURTENANT TO PARCEL 1, BEING AN EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED COMMON ELEMENT FOR PARKING PURPOSES, IN AND TO GARAGE SPACE UNIT NO. G-44023C AS DEFINED AND SET FORTH IN SAID SUPPLEMENT, DECLARATION AND SURVEY. Commonly known as: 4402 SHAMROCK LANE UNIT 3C, MCHENRY, IL 60050 and which said Mortgage was made by, STEVEN M. KELLER; Mortgagor (s), to M.E.R.S., INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST HOME MORTGAGE, Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHENRY County, Illinois, as Document No. 02R0101099; 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 11, 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 Email: PA 1125239 I497570 (Published in the Northwest Herald, January 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE 11-049908 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF, -vsUNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF BRIDGETTE A. BORELLO, DECEASED; COBBLESTONE WOODS TOWNHOME CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; CHRISSY BORELLO; BEN BORELLO; JULIE E. FOX, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BRIDGETTE A. BORELLO, DECEASED; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 11 CH 297 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Bridgette A. Borello, Deceased and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants. Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Mchenry County, by the said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: UNIT 30-2717-B IN COBBLESTONE WOODS TOWNHOUSE CONDOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE: LOT 2 IN COBBLESTONE HOMES DEVELOPMENT-PHASE 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "C" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 2001R0017558, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. Commonly known as 2717 Cobblestone Drive, Unit B, Prairie Grove, IL 60012 Permanent Index No.: 14-16430-015 and which said Mortgage was made by Bridgette A. Borello Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Woodfield Planning Corporation as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Mchenry County, Illinois, Document No. 2003R0145778. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mchenry County, in the City of Woodstock, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is February 11, 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. Paul Massey Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301


y. 12-059368. 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. FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 498-9990 Attorney File No.: 12059368 Case # 12 CH 1709 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. I501193 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 17, 24, 31, 2013)




12-060814 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF, -vsGARY R. WEBER A/K/A GARY WEBER; STATE OF ILLINOIS; VERONIKA WEBER; CHASE BANK USA, N.A. F/K/A CHASE MANHATTAN BANK USA, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS DEFENDANTS 12 CH 1721 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you Gary R. Weber a/k/a Gary Weber, Veronika Weber and Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants; Unknown Occupants. Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Mchenry County, by the said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 243 IN CRYSTAL IN THE PARK UNIT 2, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 AND THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 14, 1988 AS DOCUMENT NO. 88R021344, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1409 Candlewood Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Permanent Index No.: 19-18329-004-0000 and which said Mortgage was made by Gary R. Weber and Veronika Weber Mortgagors, to Homeside Lending, Inc. as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Mchenry County, Illinois, Document No. 1999R0042567. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mchenry County, in the City of Woodstock, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is February 11, 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. Paul Massey Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 847-770-4389 Attorney No: 6293311 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I496475 (Published in the Northwest Herald, January 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)

Shannon Therens vs. Daniel Hansen 2012 0P 000867 PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: Daniel Hansen, 1322 May St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 On January 18, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as Counsel may be heard, I shall appear before the Honorable Judy Cawlin, or any Judge sitting in his/her stead in the courtroom ususally occupied by him/her in the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois and Notice of Civil No Contact Order. Shannon Therens Shannon Therens 915 Harper Dr Algonquin, IL 60102 (847) 602-3751 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 10, 17, 24, 2013)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -v.LARRY J. VITOUS A/K/A LARRY VITOUS Defendants 12 CH 1709 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 7, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on February 25, 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 31 AND THE EAST 5 FEET OF LOT 32 IN BLOCK 8 IN BAY VIEW BEACH ON THE FOX RIVER, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 44, NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 6, 1926 AS DOCUMENT NO. 72554 IN BOOK 5 OF PLATS, PAGE 58, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1332 BEACH STREET, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Property Index No. 15-30-257022 & 15-30-257-021. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $138,685.42. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: The sales clerk, FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 498-9990 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. Please refer to file number


12-061909 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF, -vsDIANNA DRURY-AKERS; HOME STATE BANK/NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A HOME STATE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED MAY 26, 1995 AND KNOWN AS TRUST 4291; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ASSIGNEE OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS DEFENDANTS 12 CH 2301 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you Dianna Drury-Akers and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Unknown Occupants. Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Mchenry County, by the said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT FIFTY-THREE (53) IN MCHENRY LAKES ESTATES UNIT NO. 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-

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Robert Duvall said, “You just can’t take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.” You can’t take a crash course to be an expert declarer in bridge. However, here is a chance to dance around a three-no-trump deal. What should South do after West leads the heart jack? Despite having only 20 high-card points, South’s hand is nearly strong enough to open two clubs and rebid two no-trump. All those aces and kings, along with the good five-card suit, make that hand worth some 22 points. (A twono-trump opening typically contains either three aces and one king or two aces and three kings. As this hand has two aces and four kings, it is over average.) South starts with seven top tricks: three hearts, two diamonds and two clubs. Most days, he will get three more winners from clubs for an overtrick. But it would be a good idea to sacrifice the potential extra trick to avoid crashing like the original declarer. He won the first trick and immediately took his two top clubs. When the queen

did not drop, South continued with a third club. Now East did well, shifting to the spade queen. Whatever declarer did, he had to lose five spade tricks and go down two. Since the contract is in danger of crashing only if East gains the lead, South should have taken the first trick on the board and played a low club to his eight (assuming East followed suit with the two or five, of course). Even if it lost to the 10, the suit would then have run and the contract come home safely.

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Northwest Herald / TER (1/4) OF SECTION 27 AND THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 26, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 17, 1979 AS DOCUMENT NO. 786685 AND RE-RECORDED ON JULY 22, 1980 AS DOCUMENT NO. 798135; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF MCHENRY AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 3615 West Drake Court, McHenry, IL 60050 Permanent Index No.: 09-26128-029 and which said Mortgage was made by Home State Bank N.A. as Trustee Under the Provision of Trust Agreement Dated the 26th of May 1995 and known as Trust 4291 Mortgagors, to Washington Mutual Bank, FA as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Mchenry County, Illinois, Document No. 2004R0088309. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mchenry County, in the City of Woodstock, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is February 11, 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. Clerk Paul Massey Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 847-770-4389 Attorney No: 6293311 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I490446 (Published in the Northwest Herald, January 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)


WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2005KS11 PLAINTIFF, -vsDARYL L. LAIRD; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS DEFENDANTS 12 CH 2558 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you Daryl L. Laird and Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants; Unknown Occupants. Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Mchenry County, by the said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 2 IN CARY KNOLL UNIT NO. 1, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AND PART OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINICIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 5, 1962, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 406829, IN BOOK 14 OF PLATS, PAGE 97, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 7 East James Way, Cary, IL 60013 Permanent Index No.: 20-07351-002 and which said Mortgage was made by Daryl L. Laird Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Finance America, LLC as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Mchenry County, Illinois, Document No. 2005R0095776. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mchenry County, in the City of Woodstock, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is February 11, 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. Paul Massey Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 847-770-4389



Commonly known as 4222 Savoy Lane, McHenry, IL 60050 Permanent Index No.: 14-10480-029 and which said Mortgage was made by Linda Cassidy Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Mchenry County, Illinois, Document No. 2005R0098594. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mchenry County, in the City of Woodstock, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is February 11, 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. Paul Massey Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 847-770-4389 Attorney No: 6293311 Mail To: Linda Cassidy (property) 4222 Savoy Lane McHenry, IL 60050 Linda Cassidy 125 E. Kimball Ave. Woodstock, IL 60098 Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; 4222 Savoy Lane McHenry, IL 60050 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I493882 (Published in the Northwest Herald, January 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)


Bruce J. Olbrich; Kelly A. Olbrich a/k/a Kelly Olbrich; Bruce J. Olbrich, as Trustee u/t/a dated 06/06/05 a/k/a The Bruce J. Olbrich Revocable Trust; Unknown Beneficiaries of Bruce J. Olbrich u/t/a dated 06/06/05 a/k/a The Bruce J. Olbrich Revocable Trust; Kelly A. Olbrich, as Trustee u/t/a dated 06/06/05 a/k/a The Kelly A. Olbrich Revocable Trust; Unknown Beneficiaries of Kelly A. Olbrich u/t/a dated 06/06/05 a/k/a The Kelly A. Olbrich Revocable Trust; Chase Bank USA, NA; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 12 CH 02894 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Beneficiaries of Bruce J. Olbrich u/t/a dated 06/06/05 a/k/a The Bruce J. Olbrich Revocable Trust, Unknown Beneficiaries of Kelly A. Olbrich u/t/a dated 06/06/05 a/k/a The Kelly A. Olbrich Revocable Trust, 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: THE SOUTH 330.0 FEET OF THE EAST 800.0 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 503 S. Olbrich Road, Harvard, IL 60033 and which said Mortgage was made by: Bruce J. Olbrich, Kelly A. Olbrich a/k/a Kelly Olbrich, the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Molton, Allen & Williams Mortgage Co. LLC, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHenry County, Illinois, as Document No. 2003R0098328; 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 11, 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

Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Page F7 (6 ) DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-12-28661 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I494412 (Published in the Northwest Herald, January 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK SOUTHWEST, N.A. F/K/A WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB PLAINTIFF VS ROMEO V. ROMASANTA JR A/K/A ROMEO V. ROMASANTA A/K/A ROMEO ROMASANTA; SUSAN E. ROMASANTA; DELL FINANCIAL SERVICES L.L.C.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 3015 645 JOSEPH STREET LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL 60156 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, SUSAN E. ROMASANTA; 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 209 IN HIDDEN VALLEY UNIT 2B, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED ON MAY 22, 1995, AS DOCUMENT NO. 95R019285, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 645 JOSEPH STREET, LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL 60156 and which said Mortgage was made by, ROMEO V. ROMASANTA JR A/K/A ROMEO V. ROMASANTA A/K/A ROMEO ROMASANTA; Mortgagor (s), to WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHENRY County, Illinois, as Document No. 04R0065386; 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 11, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES

PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1224734 I496489 (Published in the Northwest Herald, January 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS JOZEF KOZICKI and VIOLETTA KOZICKI, Plaintiffs, vs. CASS VENTURES, LLC, an Illinois Corporation, and George Huene a/k/a George Von Huene, Defendants. No. 12 LA 61 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Notice is given you, Cass Ventures, LLC, an Illinois Corporation and George Von Huene, Defendants, that this cause has been commenced against you in this Court asking for payment on the promissory notes between you and the Plaintiffs, and other relief. Unless you file your response or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the office of the Circuit Clerk of McHenry County, Courthouse, Woodstock, Illinois, on or before the 14th day of February, 2013 at the McHenry County Courthouse, a judgment and other relief may be granted as prayed for by the Plaintiff. Katherine M. Keefe Circuit Clerk / McHenry County, Illinois William P. Petsche RothMelei ARDC # 6306733 454 W. Virginia Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Phone: 815.356.8000 (Published in the Northwest Herald January 10, 17, 24, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY STATE OF ILLINOIS ESTATE OF Bruce Vernon, DECEASED. 12 PR 327 Notice is given to creditors of the death of the above named decedent. Letters of office were issued to American State Bank, 525 N. Main Sioux Ce 250

Avenue, Sioux Center, IA 51250 as Independent Executor, whose attorney of record is Charles A. Janda, Law Offices of Charles A. Janda, 120 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1040, Chicago Illinois 60602. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under section 5/28-4 of the Probate Act Ill. Compiled Stat. 1992, Ch. 755, par. 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Court 2200 North Seminary Woodstock, Illinois 60098 or with the representative, or both, on or before July 10, 2013, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by section 5/18-3 of the Probate Act, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Charles A. Janda Law Offices of Charles A. Janda 120 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1040, Chicago Illinois 60602 I498704 (Published in the Northwest Herald, January 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)


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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Board of Education of Community Unit School District No. 300 is accepting sealed bids for: District Wide Purchase of HVAC Air Filters Sealed bids will be accepted until 11:00AM CT, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the District 300 Admin. Building, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. Bid specifications will be available on Friday, January 18, 2013, after 2:00PM. To obtain bid specifications please contact Bruce Batt at 847551-8376 or via email at Direct any questions to Diane C. White, Purchasing Manager, (847) 551-8460. (Published in the Northwest Herald January 17, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING McHenry County Board McHenry County, Illinois The County Board of McHenry County, Illinois hereby requests a Special Meeting of the McHenry County Board to be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, at 9 A.M. in the County Board Conference Room of the McHenry County Administration Building at 667 Ware Road, Woodstock, IL 60098 for the purpose of consideration of a resolution regarding the Countywide Election of the County Board Chairman, and to conduct other business as necessary and appropriate. (Published in the Northwest Herald on January 17, 2013.)


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TODAY - Something that seemed like a long time in coming might finally happen in the year ahead. Fortunately, it will be a development that is likely to change your life in a good way, both materially and socially. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Finding access to persons who could be key to your present plans will come more easily than you thought. This includes even some individuals who have been deliberately dodging you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You are in a much stronger position career-wise than you may realize. Don’t let self-doubt or discouragement by others cause you to believe otherwise. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Discussions with wise friends might be the key to helping you unravel a bind. If you talk to some of your smarter pals, you’ll find the answers you need. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Be tough enough to dedicate your time and efforts to a difficult objective that you’re anxious to attain, and you’ll achieve your purposes. Don’t let yourself get bogged down. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don’t be reluctant to revise some long-standing methods if they are no longer proving to be productive. Things don’t always get better with age. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You’re likely to fare far better if you respond to events instead of precipitating them. At this juncture, it’s better to react than to lead. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Unusually bold measures will be required to advance one of your interests. Don’t be afraid to take a calculated risk if that’s what it takes. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you’ve left something dangling, even for a good reason, now is the time to put it to rest. It could produce potential benefits for everybody involved. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Chances are you’ll finally tackle a duty you’ve put off for quite some time, all because you thought it would be a dull experience. To your surprise, it will prove to be invigorating. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- When you finally decide to work on your household’s budget, you’ll surprisingly find ways to get better mileage from the monies at hand. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Try not to treat serious matters indifferently, but by the same token, don’t approach life in such a somber manner that you depress others, as well as yourself. Find a compromise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- An old debt that you thought about writing off is likely to be repaid during this cycle. It’s a good thing you weren’t too quick to forget about it.

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1954 IH 300 TRACTOR

Use as is or restore. $3000/obo. Implements (Bhog, Scraper) extra. 815-236-2256 IT'S DRY & CLEAN Oak, Maple, Cherry Mix $90 Face 2 for $170 delivered 815-385-3071 MIXED FIREWOOD Oak - Maple - Cherry $85/FC or 2FC $165. Free Delivery and Stacking. 815-528-0586

Bar Stools (3) – Pulaski – Solid Oak – Swivel w/Brass Foot Rails ($ Asking $150. 815-568-8036 BEDROOM SET ~ Queen size. 4 pieces, Amish Style. Must see! $350/firm. 847-804-2999 BUFFET - Solid Oak, Buffet server 2 pieces, leaded glass doors, 48"L 18"W Like New cond. asking $125/obo. Call 815-321-3963 or 815-385-6501 Captains bed frame with four drawers and middle cabinet underneath and bookcase headboard. Golden oak color wood. $200 cash only. 815-444-7565. Can send pics. Mattress not included


Red, leather, $75. 239-961-2498

Chairs - Set of 6

Solid oak, double press back, Exc cond, orig $80 per chair, $250 for set. 815-895-4659 CHURCH PEW Solid oak, six feet with cushion. Asking $200.00. Call 815-236-3674 COCKTAIL TABLE - Beautiful Dark Oak Cocktail Table, with storage underneath. 54" long. $100. Spring Grove. 815-678-3701 Coffee Table. Lexington. 3 drawers. $50 847-680-1301 COMPUTER DESK - Compact and/or retractable side desk, pull out keyboard tray. Like New! See photo online. $50/obo 847-606-6022 (mike) Computer Desk w/ retractable keyboard drawer and large storage drawer excellent condition $30 815-354-2462 Computer desk with hutch, lots of shelves & storage, $250 Call 815-444-9550 CORNER COMPUTER DESK CORNER COMPUTER DESK, LIGHT GRAY, WITH SLIDE OUT TRAY FOR KEYBOARD, 2 DRAWERS 30" TALL LEFT SIDE 29" TALL RIGHT SIDE EACH SECTION 60" IN LENGTH 847-658-3264 Contemporary, 3 pieces. Excellent condition, $35. 815-899-1701 Dining Room Chairs (6). Oak. 2 with arms. Beige cushion seats. $120/all. 847-802-4949

Nordic Track - Designer Model Ski Training machine. $75 OBO. 847-401-2039

DINING SET - 9 piece- China Hutch, Buffet, Table (40"x 60" thru 96") w/ 6 chairs, 3 leaves and padded tops. Good condition, See photo online. $400/obo 847-606-6022 (mike)





AUCTIONEERS: ROBERT O. GOAD ILL LIC 440.000586 815-765-2299 OR 815-739-6454


RANDY DONLEY ILL LIC 441.001907 815-790-9435 JOHN EDWARDS ILL LIC 440.000751

Vintage Encyclopaedia Britannica bookcase. Good, solid condition. Finish not perfect, $50. Island Lake WE Smithe Ent Center/hutch $350 OBO 847-515-8083

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, OAK w/ 27” Sony TV. Great for family or kids room. $300. 815-356-0883 FURNITURE - 3 Soft Pine Furniture Pieces. Needs refinishing. Includes Coffee Table with drawer, Sofa table with drawer and end table with drawer. Can email pics. $40 obo Call 815-363-8559 GRANGE FRENCH DRESSER I am selling a Grange French made 8 drawer dresser in very good condition. This dresser retails for well over $1,000 brand new! I am asking $400 -OBO! (847) 487-3607 Ask for Rich Hutch: Brown Maple, 2 Doors, 1 Drawer. Like new. $80 815-385-3858

Kitchen Table - Retro Coca-Cola

colors, 5' oval with removal leaf. Black top with chrome trim + 4 red sparkle chairs, $280/obo. 815-344-1357 Leather coat: fitted, hooded, waist length, medium, Marono $8/OBO 630-346-2476 Mattress Set – Full/Double – Like New – Verlo - Pillow Top – High Quality $200obo 815-236-2339 Oak Computer Armoire Desk, with doors, file drawer, lots of storage. $325. 815-356-0883 Plant stand - 6 ft X 17" X 12". Bamboo shaped iron frame. Yellow. 5 glass shelves. $60. Island Lake.

Queen Bed Maple Headboard. Incl Linens. $150. 847-680-1301 RECLINER - Early American, Brown Tweed with Maple Trim, excellent condition. $150. Spring Grove 815-567-3701 ROCKER, oak with blue cushions; Johnsburg area $25. 708-602-8353


(Pink) or can be painted, solid wide, perfect for nursery, exc cond! $100. 815-546-1037


(Pink) or can be painted, solid wide, perfect for nursery, exc cond! $100. obo 815-546-1037 Round table: Solid oak 48" with four chairs. Two of the four are captains chairs. Has two leafs that extend the table to 68" $200.00 call 847-658-4015

Sectional - 5 Piece

All leather, includes chaise and ottoman. Excellent condition! $275. 815-363-2026 SET OF BEDROOM FURNITURE LONG DRESSER( 9 DRAWERS) TALL DRESSER ( 4 DRAWERS AND 4 EXTRA COMPARTMENTS), HEADBOARD & MIRROR- $300 call TERI 847/658-3264

Wire Vehicle Pet Barrier, fits SUVs & minivans, adjusts 32-52" high, 3979" wide $40, 815-236-4434, Crystal Lake

Acoustic Guitar

Ceiling Fan: multi colored, great for kid's room, $30 708-408-3823 Huge lot of Christmas Decorations, some new. Blow cast Santa, 30 in. Penguin, 5 foot wooden Gas light, 3 wreaths, 400 lights, Stocking holders, stockings, placemats, garland, tree stands and more! $100 for ALL . 815-363-8559 ICE CRUSHER Portable Electric Use on counter for drinks or fancy food. Works good, $15. 815-455-3555 Partylite mirrored 5 candle infinity candle holder. Like New! $40.00 815-363-8559 Work Gloves – 120 Pair – New – White – Adult Size – Washable $40. 815-991-5149

Automatic Welding Wire, 30 lb. copper spool, 1/16", AWS A5.l8 E70S 1B, heat: 661C275, made by Raco, USA. (new/old). $80. 847-487-1650

DEER WATER FOUNTAIN with buck statute; approximately 5 feet tall and concrete; 708-602-8353 Johnsburg area; can e-mail pics Guard Goose. Cement. Full wardrobe included. $45. 815-459-5424 Rubbermaid Tractor Cart in good condition. Great for moving stuff in the yard. Attaches to riding mower or ATV. $80.00 815-363-8559


First Crop Grassy, 1000 Bales. Third Crop Mixed Hay, 500 bales. Delivery available. 920-650-5916

1960 Craftsman Table Saw ¾HP, Capacitor motor, 10.0 AMPS, $160/obo. 815-363-1431 Table Saw – Brand: State 7 ¼ Blade - Old School Floor Model 28”x22 ½” Table Top $150 815-459-4070 Wood Project Duplicator $65. 815-861-8155

Desk ~ Wood


Good Condition, $30/obo. McHenry area. 815-344-3511

Light wood, great condition! $90 815-575-3414

VHS Movie Collection (195) PreRecorded – Mystery/Action/Thrillers $65.815-568-8036 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

2 pairs of crutches like new. $10.00 815-363-8559 Base for Adjustable Queen Size Bed Remote Control Incl. FREE 815-459-0187 Bicycle - MOTOmed. Stationary computerized bike. Attaches to wheelchair. Asking $1000. Brand new! 847-997-7109

With pick up, great for Blues/Folk/ C/W custom hard case, very nice. $150/obo. 815-575-2458 Piano. Wurlitzer. Black finish, spinet, incl bench. Needs some work. $250 OBO. 630-561-1905 Record Albums – 250 Plus Life Time Collection American thru Zepplin $75 815-568-8036

AKC Basset Hound Puppies $500 Free Delivery to Fox Lake, Jan 26th. (810) 441-6848

for jewelry Honeywell, DCP100, Digital controller, programmer. $300 847-476-6771

BEDSPREAD ~ NEW, FULL 54x78”, rich, dark gold floral, $90. 815-459-3822 Beer Mirrors Framed (3 Old) Dribeck's Light – Coors Heineken Holland $45. 815-385-0404 Daytime

CHARLIE 2 1/2 year old female Dilute Calico DSH. I realize that life is not about what I want to do, but instead who I want to be. I'm looking to find the perfect match for me. Let's see what happens. 815-338-4400 Complete starter fish tank all accessories included $40 815-404-9765 DOG BED - L.L.Bean canvas, medium, good condition. $45 815-347-5863 DOG NAIL TRIMMER / GRINDER battery operated and new in box (as seen on TV) $15; Johnsburg area 708-602-8353

KITTENS (5) 12 WEEKS FREE TO GOOD HOME 12 weeks old, good with pets and people. 815-382-4796 or 815-861-0430

KITTENS. FREE TO GOOD HOME. Short haired, 9 weeks old. 847-639-3916

Garage Door Opener

For single door, disassemble, $150 239-961-2498


With Aloe Organic, case of 1000. $65 815-578-0212


Box of 200, $50. 815-477-2772 Luggage Set Top Brand and cond. American Tourister. Not canvas sides, 2 pieces 7x24”, 7x20”, $35. 815-455-3555 M&M CANDY DISPENSERS-5 total: Wild Thing, Fire truck, sofa, horn, statue of liberty, All great condition, never used. $35. 815-356-0883

Playstation 2 Games (10) $5/each. 815-4701-1172

POWER WASHER 6HP, 2300 PSI, $165.00

Snap-On Torq Meter

Torque Wrench, $100 815-477-0310 Scrap Book Supplies: Laminator, Books, Markers, Scissors, Paper. All new. $60/all. 815-382-2455

SINGER SEWING MACHINE With maple cabinet, $50. 815-459-1270

Steel Cabinet

21X36x27, 2 doors, lexan top. Very nice, $60. 815-459-7485 TOILET ~ GERBER White, 1.6GPF. $15. 847-802-4949


White, perceptions, sheers over vertical slats, 2 windows. 9'Wx7'Lx10'10”, rods included. $250. 847-337-1686

Golf Clubs – Tommy Armour – Titanium Oversized Irons – Complete Set – Model Ti/100 $75. 815-334-8611 Ice skates – Aerflyte - White – Ladies Size 10 - $20. 815-385-0404 Daytime KOHO HOCKEY SHORTS; size large (28-30) and shin & elbow pads & two pucks for $25 Johnsburg area 708-602-8353 NO FEAR MOTOCROSS HELMETS size large; have 2 $35 each 708/602-8353 Johnsburg area



Lladro's, Hummels, Precious Moments, Dept 56, & Hallmark Ornaments. Paying Cash 847-542-5713

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

PIRELLI MOTOCROSS TIRE MT 450 Scorpion Gross 10090 19" Good condition $15 708-602-8253

Crystal Lake

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

ESTATE SALE Everything Goes!!

Pool Table – Regulation Size – Slate Base – Like New $399 708-525-2570

FRI 1/18 - SAT 1/19 9a-4p 853 Barlina Rd. CRYSTAL LAKE

FRI & SAT JAN 18 & 19 9AM - 3PM

CASH ONLY #'s at 8:30 3803 RT. 23

Just South of Streit Rd. (2) John Deere Garden Tractors with snowplow, 40's Dining Room Set, Mission Oak Desk, 4 Pc 40's Bedroom Set, Oak Highboy with Mirror, Cedar Chest, Harvard Memorabilia, Vintage Bikes & Games, Toys, Jewelry, Linens, Glassware, Books, Tools 1998 Ford Taurus, 1994 Buick Park Ave.

Lots of Farm Related Items! Windfall Antiques

Tent – 2 Person – Mountain Academy Broadway – Waterproof Bottom $20. 815-385-0404 Daytime


Woman's Right hand set golfs Maxx Fli excellent condition one year old gray and pink stand up bag all accessories and balls paid $400, sells $200. Phone 224-623-2851 YAMAHA MOTOCROSS STOCK MUFFLERS; HAVE 2; $40 EACH; 708-602-8353

HUGE WINTER SALE 1614 Whippoorwill Dr. * Something for the whole family:Toys,Clothes,Electronics,Tools, Appliances,Furniture,New Tires Etc. All VERY Affordable. Don't miss out! Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Share your photos with McHenry County!

American Girl Bath Tub. $25 815-382-2455 Child's Game Table Pool, tennis & shuffleboard. $25. 815-943-7757


Estate Sale

34057 N. Fischer Dr.

Fri & Sat. Jan. 18-19 9 - 4

Don't miss this great sale. Furniture, collectibles, snow blowers, household items. See pictures and list at


Disney Princess Light Up Vanity. $30 815-382-2455

RC Helicopters (2)

Fly indoors or out, includes radio and chargers, $125/obo. 815-245-0717 Sled for Child -w/seat – Wood Red Cover $20. 815-385-0404 Daytime

ANTIQUE & Modern Guns

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

Friday & Saturday Jan 18-19 8am – 5pm /myphotos

19508 W. Coral

Upload photos of your family and friends with our online photo album.

Lots of Antiques & Collectibles, 7510 Kubota Tractor, Many Unique Items!

Share your sports team, birthday party, big catch, pets, or vacation!

OSO 2 year old male Siberian Husky/Shepherd mix. Attractive, athletic guy that enjoys playing and walking in the snow. Looking for a person to enjoy quiet evenings too. Take a chance! 815-338-4400

Friday & Saturday 6501 Rowland

CASH ONLY WONDER LAKE - ESTATE SALE 5312 Hilltop Dr. Furniture, Tools, Collectibles and more waiting for you. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am - 4pm


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

Huntley 9am - 3pm Numbers at 8:30am Cash, Visa & MasterCard

SADIE 5 month old female Gray Tabby & White DSH. I know it's a miracle to find true friends and if you get to spend your days and evenings doing whatever it is you like to do. I believe it can happen for me. 815-338-4400

Tube Testing, Vector Monitors, Phone Line Tester, Sig-


cilloscopes, Probes, Vacuum Tubes (Hundreds), Chip

Audio & Electronics Crystal Radio, Signal Generators, Wave Generators, nal Tracers, Pattern Generators, Transistor Testers, Os-


Gourmet Traditions, drawer style. Wood block, never used, $50. 815-546-1037 Cutting & Embossing Machine SIZZIX Black &Pink Big Shot w/Cutting Pads & Multi Use Board Ex. Cond. $40. 815-991-5149

Golf Clubs & Bag - Full set, Top Flite irons 1-9, PW, SW, putter, driver, Cobra Fairway woods 3-5, balls & tees $175. 815-459-5369

Red Baseball Helmet with face guard size 6.5-7.5 in good condition $15.00 815-363-8559 T-Baill Helmet-Girls Pink Size 61/46 7/8 by Rawlings. Good condition. $10.00 815-363-8559

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

Lionel & American Flyer Trains

Everything You Need For Ice Fishing - Will Sell ALL for $400. 815-701-4302

On legs with slate tile border. Never used. Only $55. 815-578-0212 Ariens 520 Sno-Thro 2-stage snow blower. 5 HP 4 cycl. 14" tires.Like new, Excellent cond. See picture in online ad. Crystal Lake You must pick up. $245. 815-245-9495. 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 OBO. Call with any questions to 815-482-9443, ask for Mark.

Testers, Gauges, Cameras, CB Radios, Antennas Up To 40 , Projectors And Most Manuals, And Much

Bull Valley

1505 Marshland Way

FISHING & HUNTING ★★ SALE ★★ Fri. & Sat. 9am-4pm

Duck Decoys, Ice Fishing Decoys, Shore Birds, Fishing Equipment, Sporting Art, Snow Shoes, Skis, Elk Antlers, Lots of Misc. Rustic Items. Restored Antique Canoe. 847-287-0968

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More! Porcelain & Pottery Fine China, Royal Copely, United Airlines, Early Haeger, Transferware, Vintage Kitchen And More.

We are At Your Service!

Crystal & Glassware

Snowblower – Ariens – Walk Behind $45 847-381-6684

Depression, Crystal, Pressed, Carnival, Bottles, Brewe-

Snowblower/Lawn Boy 320E 3HP, runs good, $50.

riana, Vintage Kitchen And Much More.

FREE HOT Tub Shell. 62x70x30 You Haul. Could use snowmobile sled or equiv. to haul. Located In McHenry. 815-363-8559

Danish Modern Lamps, Dining Sets, Floor Lamps, Ta-

Inflatable Pool - Intex Easy Set

And Much More.



12x36 round, filter pump, ladder. Used 1 season. Excellent condition! $50. 847-476-6771

BRIDGESTONE MOTOCROSS TIRES M604 100/90 57m & 110/90 19, both good condition $15 each 708-602-8353 Johnsburg area

ble Lamps, Bedroom Sets, Work Benches, Cabinets

Miscellaneous John Deere Mower, Hundreds Of Vintage Tools, Fishing, Sears Motorcycle Helmets, Advertising, Jewelry, Lionel Train Sets, Cigarette Maker, Sewing, Vintage

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

Christmas, Harley Davidson, Vises And Much, Much

Down Hill Skis – Dynastar – Ladies Good Quality/Like New – Reichie Boots Size 8 $99ea or $199both 815-814-1803

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