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hospital still will be built in the area of Haligus and Reed roads. The move would locate the hospital toward the middle of Centegra’s Health Bridge and ambulatory care mall, near Algonquin Road, a half mile south of the original intersection. But the village still has a
stake in the planning for the new hospital, and officials want a clear understanding of any changes to designs as Centegra accelerates planning in the coming months for a potential October groundbreaking. “This is the largest, single building project in the history
of the village,” Village Manager Dave Johnson said. “So it’s important that the lines of communication are clear from the beginning.” Village staff, trustees and Plan Commission members are looking forward to hearing the “rationale” behind the relocation of the hospital
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Speech to announce next steps in Afghanistan war What it means The president also raised expectations for action this year on climate change after devoting a significant amount of time to the issue in his address at the inauguration. But the unemployment rate is persistently high at 7.9 percent, economic growth slowed last quarter and consumer confidence is falling, so the economy could upend Obama’s plans to pursue a broader domestic agenda in his final four years in office.
By JULIE PACE The Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will focus his State of the Union address on boosting job creation and economic growth at a time of high unemployment, underscoring the degree to which the economy could threaten his ability to pursue second-term priorities such as gun control, immigration policy and climate change. Obama also may use Tuesday’s prime-time address before a joint session of Congress to announce the next steps for concluding the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan by the end of 2014. Obama’s State of the Union marks his second high-profile speech to the nation in about three weeks, after his inaugural address Jan. 21 that opened his second term. White House aides see the two speeches as complementary, with Tuesday’s address aimed at providing specifics to back up some of the Inauguration Day’s lofty liberal rhetoric. The president previewed the address during a meeting Thursday with House Democrats and said he would speak “about making sure that we’re focused on job creation here in the United States of America.” Obama said he would try to accomplish that by calling for improvements in education, boosting clean energy production, and reducing the deficit in ways that don’t burden the
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ony Turner makes a living above the clouds. The 52-year-old has been a pilot for American Airlines for almost 22 years
– a career choice that means he spends a large portion of his life away from his family. He said he spends as much time as possible with his wife and two children at their Crystal Lake home before soaring into the air to earn a paycheck. “It’s hard, but I try to stay as involved as I can,” Turner said. “There are a lot of times when I miss [family] things, but I don’t have a choice. There is always a little guilt in the back of your mind.” Turner is one of many parents who choose a life on the road as their profession, a choice that becomes a balancing act for couples who want a healthy and happy family atmosphere. “When we think about parents who are
man files suit against jailed man A man whose former attorney tried to have him killed has filed a civil lawsuit against the attorney. Jason W. Smiekel of Algonquin, pleaded guilty to solicitation of murder using interstate commerce for what prosecutors said were at least three attempts to have Brian Hegg killed. For more, see page B1.
traveling, we think about the idea of safety and security that we want to maintain while the parents are gone,” said Zachary Sikora, licensed clinical psychologist with Centegra Physician Care. “The child needs to be educated and in the loop.”
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Construction season upon us In McHenry County, it seems, you never fully escape commuter hell. Anyone who drove Route 31 between Crystal Lake and McHenry during Thursday’s snowstorm can attest to that. OK, anyone who commuted anywhere Thursday evening likely could, too. That’s winter in northern Illinois. Or, that’s what winter used to be, anyway. But winter driving isn’t the focus of today’s ramblings. The other season here is. You know, construction. It likely won’t take much for you to recall the last one. Seemingly every north-south roadway in and near Crystal Lake was under construction last year. At one point, I thought the city had adopted road-construction orange as its official color. There was Pingree Road at Congress Parkway. Route 176 and Briarwood Road. Northshore Drive. Crystal Lake Avenue. Rakow Road. Various projects on Route 31. I could go on and on. For all the commuter complaining, it’s been well worth the frustration for the projects that are completed. I can attest to that on Rakow Road. I drive it almost every day. The free flow of traffic today is well worth two years of stop-and-go-and-stop, as was the case during the widening project. After all of last summer’s projects, you’d think that there couldn’t possibly be anything left to do this coming season. Of course, you’d be wrong. Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley detailed upcoming road projects Friday at the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Community Luncheon. So what’s in store? Here are a few: • Route 14 will be widened to four lanes from Crystal Lake Avenue in Crystal Lake to Lake Shore Drive in Woodstock. Construction is to start late this summer, and will continue through
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China tones down new year’s festivities BEIJING – Chinese New Year is traditionally a time for colorful and noisy displays of fireworks and generous-portioned banquets. This year, the festivities are likely to be a little more austere. Authorities have asked the public to set off fewer fireworks in Beijing to reduce pollution, a new antiextravagance drive has prompted government officials and state-owned companies to cancel their banquets at high-end hotels and a campaign against food waste is leading to half-portions in restaurants. Even ads for luxury goods were pulled ahead of Saturday’s opening of the seven-day holiday. All in all, China’s Lunar New Year is shaping up to be a Leaner New Year. Following a call by China’s new leader Xi Jinping to oppose waste, a village just outside of Beijing has canceled its mass dumpling festival that has been taking place for the past 30 years, involves hundreds of people and draws television cameras. “We planned to make
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Global Times newspaper on Wednesday displayed a photo of workers at a power supply company in eastern Anhui province writing “cut down waste” slogans on balloons. The Beijing city government together with catering associations announced that the restaurant industry should reduce food waste. Ten companies with a total of 749 branches have responded with a plan to offer half-portions and encourage people to take away their leftovers, according to the Beijing News. A lot of people already are asking for the half portions, said a waitress at Xiabu Xiabu, one of the named chains, in a central Beijing office block. Bearing the brunt of Xi’s austerity drive, government officials and state-owned companies are stopping their banquets this year, and luxury hotels are missing out on the business. A lot of reservations are being cancelled, many of which were for government departments and state-owned companies, said a woman surnamed Zheng at the dining department of the Zhejiang Hotel in eastern Hangzhou city.
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2014. • The 2-mile stretch of McHenry Avenue from Route 14 past Crystal Lake South High School to Rakow Road will be resurfaced this summer, with a right turn lane added at Barlina Road. Infrastructure improvements will be made near Nash Road, as well. • The Route 176 and Walkup Avenue project will resume and should be completed by early summer. • Route 176 will be realigned at Route 31 beginning this spring. The five-leg intersection will turn into four legs, with through lanes added on 176. Not on Shepley’s list but certainly of interest to local commuters is the Interstate 90 interchange project on Route 47. The bad news is that we can expect another summer of construction orange. The good news is that, once this season is over – and certainly after the next – many of the most-need road projects in the area will be completed. • • • Avoiding headaches: As I said above, if you were on McHenry County roads during rush hour Thursday, chances are your commute was slow going. But the Northwest Herald helped motorists navigate away from the worst roads throughout the afternoon and into the evening. First, we updated our story at NWHerald.com close to a dozen times during the height of the storm. Early on in the storm, we sent reporter Jim Dallke out with a video camera to give online viewers an idea of what they were facing. We also sent text messages to readers who subscribe to our news alert service, telling them to avoid Route 31 and Algonquin Road early during the storm because of a crash, and warning them about Route 31 between McHenry and Crystal Lake later. We also posted
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Report: High-speed rail boon for Midwest manufacturers By JASON KEYSER The Associated Press
A hearse carrying the casket of Hadiya Pendleton waits outside the Greater Harvest Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday in Chicago. Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral service for a Chicago teen whose killing catapulted her into the nation’s debate over gun violence.
Chicago remembers teen victim of gun violence By JASON KEYSER and SARA BURNETT The Associated Press CHICAGO – Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral Saturday for a Chicago honor student whose killing catapulted her into the nation’s debate over gun violence. Yet one speaker after another remembered 15-yearold Hadiya Pendleton not so much as a symbol but as a best friend, an excellent student with dreams of going to college and a sometimes goofy girl with a bright smile and big personality. They said she was a typical teen who
wanted to borrow her friends’ clothes and who never left home without her lip gloss. And to her mother, Pendleton was the daughter she tried to keep busy so she’d be beyond the reach of the seemingly endless gang violence in the nation’s third-largest city. “You don’t know how hard this really is, and those of you who do know how hard this really is, I’m sorry. I’m sorry,” Cleopatra Pendleton told the packed South Side church. “No mother, no father should ever have to experience this.” Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed Jan. 29 as she stood with friends at a park about a mile from President Barack Obama’s Chi-
cago home in the Kenwood neighborhood. Just days before, the band majorette was among the performers during events for Obama’s inauguration. Police say Pendleton was an innocent victim in a gang-related shooting. Michelle Obama met privately with the family and some of Pendleton’s friends before the service. Obama, who grew up on Chicago’s South Side, then accompanied the girl’s mother to the open casket at the front of the Greater Harvest Baptist Church. She put her arm around Cleopatra Pendleton and patted her back as the woman threw her head back and wailed.
CHICAGO – Hundreds of Midwest manufacturers stand to benefit from a web of highspeed passenger rail routes emerging from Chicago’s rail hub, according to a report released by an environmental policy group that has fought to defend the use of billions in taxpayer money on such projects. The report released Friday by the Chicago-based Environmental Law & Policy Center found that 460 manufacturers in seven Midwest states are poised to reap new business, along with a dozen more highly visible companies that make rail cars and locomotives. Those additional supply-chain manufacturers make everything from seats, couplers and bolts to ceiling panels, interior
lighting and air horns. They also cut sheet metal, provide electronics and communications equipment, and supply track maintenance machinery. “What we’re seeing is that oldline Rust Belt manufacturers are making the equipment for modern new rail cars,” the group’s director, Howard Learner, told The Associated Press. He said the “extraordinary” number of companies they found in the supply chain was nearly double what he expected. “It shows that the federal investment in high-speed rail modernization is good for manufacturing jobs, good for economic growth and good for the environment,” Learner said. Critics of the high-speed rail projects set in motion by President Barack Obama in 2009 with the help of $8 billion in stimulus money say they
Jurors convict man for sex trafficking The ASSOCIATED PRESS SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Federal jurors have convicted a man accused of coercing women into the sex trade in southeastern South Dakota. Carl Campbell, 37, was convicted Friday of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion; two counts of sex trafficking of a child; interstate transportation for prostitution; and obstruction of sex trafficking enforcement, the Argus Leader reported. The jury deliberated just
under four hours before reaching its verdict. Sex trafficking by force and sex trafficking of a minor carry mandatory minimum sentences of 10 to 15 years in federal prison and a maximum sentence of life. A sentencing date has not been set. Campbell told Judge Karen Schreier that he wanted to appeal, saying he had wanted to introduce more evidence and call more witnesses but his counsel advised against it. “I feel that my case was mismanaged and not properly
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Police in Indiana and Illinois are looking for a caller who claimed he had hostages, explosives and nerve gas, bringing officers to homes in two cities with the same name. The Herald-Times reported that police in Bloomington, Ind., and Bloomington, Ill., received the calls last week. The caller initially gave Illinois police a fictitious address, then told them it was in Indiana. Police who responded to the call in Indiana found a surprised resident who had been watching a movie while his 2-year-old daughter slept. The man who met police at the address in Illinois told officers he was being taunted by a disgruntled chat room user who was making prank calls using his name. A second call in the Illinois city brought a SWAT team to the scene.
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WHEATON – Law enforcement authorities in DuPage County are accusing an Evanston man of allegedly robbing a tobacco store and three hair salons. State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said 41-year-old Jason Logsdon entered the businesses armed with a pellet gun, pointed it at the clerks and demanded money.
He fled each scene on foot. Logsdon was arrested Feb. 4. He is charged with four counts of armed robbery. He allegedly robbed a Bensenville tobacco store, two Lombard hair salons and one in Glen Ellyn. He also faces similar charges in Cook County. The DuPage County charges, on conviction, carry a maximum prison sentence of 120 years. Authorities also suspect Logsdon of more than a dozen robberies in Cook County.
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CHICAGO – Teenagers are being asked to come up with artwork and slogans encouraging adults in Illinois not to provide alcohol to minors. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission said the deadline for entries is Feb. 15. The winning submissions will be displayed across the state later this year. It’s the commission’s first contest of its kind. It’s being called the “Don’t Be Sorry Youth Art Contest.” Winners will be selected by a panel that includes safety experts, police and school officials. It also includes members of industry associations, including the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois and the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association.
represented,” Campbell said. Schreier told him he’d need to wait until after his sentencing to appeal. “I just want it on the record,” Campbell said. Campbell, a Chicago native, admitted to beating his former girlfriend but said the violence was related to alcohol and jealousy, not prostitution. He also said his ex-girlfriend and two other women who testified about being recruited into prostitution as minors made up their stories.
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are expensive boondoggles. Opponents and skeptics include members of Congress, governors, policy experts and even some in the rail industry who doubt any of the planned routes will become profitable, especially given the political pressure to keep fares low. As a result, they argue, taxpayers will be on the hook for years to help provide subsidies to keep the projects up and running. Kristina Rasmussen, vice president of the Illinois Policy Institute, rejected the notion that the new report provided evidence that the high-speed rail program would ever be a genuine and sustainable driver of economic growth. She said the businesses named were merely benefiting from what she called the government’s shifting of taxpayer money from one industry to another.
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BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. – The hunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings continued in snow-covered mountains Saturday as the LAPD’s chief said he would reopen the
disciplinary case that led to the fugitive’s firing. Officials in particular will re-examine the allegations by Christopher Dorner, 33, that his law enforcement career was undone by racist colleagues, Police Chief Charlie Beck said. While he promised to hear out
Dorner if he surrenders, Beck stressed that he was ordering a review of his 2007 case because he takes the allegation of racism in his department seriously. Authorities suspect Dorner in a series of attacks in Southern California over the past week that left three people dead,
including a police officer. Authorities said Dorner has vowed revenge against several former LAPD colleagues whom he blames for ending his career. The killings and threats have led police to provide protection to 50 families, Beck said.
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A couple walks through Boston Common on Saturday in Boston. The Boston area received about two feet of snow from a winter storm.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – New Englanders began the backbreaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of snow Saturday and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded overnight on New York’s Long Island after a howling storm swept through the Northeast. About 650,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity, and some could be cold and dark for days. Roads across the New York-to-Boston corridor of roughly 25 million people were impassable. Cars were entombed by drifts. Some people found the wet, heavy snow packed so high against their homes they couldn’t get their doors open. “It’s like lifting cement. They say it’s 2 feet, but I think it’s more like 3 feet,” said Michael Levesque, who was shoveling snow in Quincy, Mass., for a landscaping company. In Providence, where the drifts were 5 feet high and telephone lines encrusted with ice and snow drooped under the weight, Jason Harrison labored for almost three hours to clear his blocked driveway and front walk and still had more work to do. His snow-
blower, he said, “has already paid for itself.” At least five deaths in the U.S. were blamed on the overnight snowstorm, including an 11-year-old boy in Boston who was overcome by carbon monoxide as he sat in a running car to keep warm while his father shoveled Saturday morning. Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee cautioned that while the snow had stopped, the danger hadn’t passed: “People need to take this storm seriously, even after it’s over. If you have any kind of heart condition, be careful with the shoveling.” Blowing with hurricaneforce winds of more than 80 mph in places, the storm hit hard along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between New York City and Maine. Milford., Conn., got 38 inches of snow, and Portland, Maine, recorded 31.9, shattering a 1979 record. Several communities in New York and across New England got more than 2 feet. Still, the storm was not as bad as some of the forecasts led many to fear, and not as dire as the Blizzard of ’78, used by longtime New Englanders as the benchmark by which all other winter storms are measured.
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nearly nine out of every 10 new Texas residents in the past decade, and the demographic shift could soon transform the politics in a state where Democrats haven’t won a statewide office since 1994. “There’s not nearly as much energy around it as there was,” said Republican state Rep. John Zerwas, acknowledging the collapse of hard-line immigration proposals such as his to require state agencies to compile the costs related to illegal immigrants. “I think you’re seeing that at the national level, and probably a good bit of that is trickling down to the state level.”
During a news conference to announce the arrest, police said they believe Jones, who was identified early in the investigation as a suspect, acted alone in the killing. They did not say how the girl died, citing an ongoing investigation. “We have evidence linking Jones to this homicide, and we believe at this time that there are no other suspects named in this case,” Fairfield Police Sgt.
Rebecca Belk told reporters. Jones worked at a barber shop less than two miles from his home. Police had the shop blocked off with crime-scene tape Friday afternoon. The seventh-grade girl was reported missing Jan. 31 by her guardian at a foster home in nearby Suisun City. The teen was last seen at a bus stop after taking a bus from her middle school.
8NATION BRIEF Arrest made in slaying of girl, 13, in California
FAIRFIELD, Calif. – Police said Friday they have arrested a barber in the death of a 13-yearold girl whose naked body was found last week in a Northern California park. Anthony Lamar Jones, 32, of Fairfield was taken into custody after police had him under round-the-clock surveillance as the main suspect in Genelle Renee Conway-Allen’s slaying.
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Defense Department: Flaws found in U.S. missile shield Officials believe they can overcome problems, move on By DESMOND BUTLER The Associated Press
WASHINGTON – Secret Defense Department studies cast doubt on whether a multibillion-dollar missile defense system planned for Europe can ever protect the U.S. from Iranian missiles as intended, congressional investigators say. Military officials say they believe they can overcome the problems and are moving forward with plans. But proposed fixes could prove difficult. One possibility has been ruled out as technically unfeasible. A second, relocating missile interceptors planned for Poland and possibly Romania to ships on the North Sea, could be diplomatically troublesome. The studies are the latest to highlight serious problems for a plan that has been criticized on several fronts. Republicans claim it was developed hastily in an attempt to appease Russia, which had opposed an earlier system.
But Russia is also critical of the plan, which it believes is really intended to counter its missiles. A series of governmental and scientific reports has raised questions about whether it would ever work as planned. At a time that the military faces giant budget cuts, the studies could lead Congress to reconsider whether it is worthwhile to spend billions for a system that may not fulfill its original goals. The classified studies were summarized in a briefing for lawmakers by the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ nonpartisan investigative and auditing arm, which is preparing a report. The GAO briefing, which was not classified, was obtained by The Associated Press. Military officials declined repeated requests to discuss the studies on the record, noting they were classified. Even speaking on condition of anonymity, officials declined to say whether the GAO accu-
rately had reported its conclusions. But the briefing had been reviewed by several Defense Department officials and the revisions they requested were incorporated. There was no indication they had objected to how the studies had been described. The officials who spoke to the AP emphasized that the interceptor intended to protect the United States is in the early stages of development and its capabilities are not known. They said the U.S. already is protected by other missile defense systems. Even if European-based interceptors are unable to directly defend the U.S., they say they would protect not only European allies and U.S. troops stationed on the continent, but also U.S. radars there that are necessary for all U.S. missile defense plans. Missile defense has been a contentious issue since President George W. Bush sought to base long-range interceptors in Central Europe to stop missiles from Iran.
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BEIRUT – Syrian troops backed by warplanes battled rebels for control of a key highway in Damascus Saturday, a day after opposition forces cut the strategic artery as part of what they say are efforts to lay the groundwork for an eventual assault on the heavily defended capital. Rebels have been on the offensive in Damascus since launching a series of attacks on government positions on Wednesday. They brought their fight to within a mile of the heart of the capital Friday, seizing army checkpoints and cutting a key highway as they pressed their campaign for the city, the seat of President Bashar Assad’s power.
6.9 quake hits Colombia, no injuries reported
BOGOTA, Colombia – A powerful but deep earthquake shook a broad swath of Colombia and Ecuador on Saturday, sending frightened people fleeing into the streets, but no serious injuries or major damage were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.9.It was centered about 7 miles from the Colombian town of Pasto and 92 miles below the surface. The quake was felt in the Colombian capital of Bogota, some 340 miles to the northeast, and across much of neighboring Ecuador.
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8NATION BRIEF Ohio mayor resigns over accusations of gay slurs
CINCINNATI – The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer “queer” in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment. Jackie Welker, council president in the Village of Pomeroy, told The Associated Press that Mayor Mary McAngus, 78, submitted a letter of resignation
Saturday. Police Chief Mark Proffitt told the council that McAngus referred to Officer Kyle Calendine as “queer” in front of other officers and dispatchers. He said that at one point she said, “I don’t like a queer working for the village.” Proffitt had warned the council that McAngus’ alleged comments could open the village to a lawsuit.
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Sunday, February 10, 2013 • Page A9 NEWS President says he will address taxes, looming budget cuts
Continued from page A1 middle class, the poor or the elderly. While those priorities may be cheered by some Democrats, they’re certain to be met with skepticism or outright opposition from many congressional Republicans, especially in the GOPcontrolled House. The parties are at odds over ways to reduce the deficit. Republicans favor spending cuts; Obama prefers a combination of spending cuts and increasing tax revenue.
The president said he would address taxes and looming across-the-board budget cuts, known as the sequester, in the speech. The White House and Congress have pushed back the automatic cuts once, and Obama wants to do it again in order to create an opening for a larger deficit reduction deal. “I am prepared, eager and anxious to do a big deal, a big package that ends this governance by crisis where every two weeks or every two months or every six months we are threatening this hardwon recovery,” he said last
week. The economy has rebounded significantly from the depths of the recession and has taken a back seat for Obama since he won re-election in November. He’s instead focused on campaigns to overhaul the nation’s patchwork immigration laws and enact stricter gun control measures following the massacre of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., in December. The president also raised expectations for action this year on climate change after devoting a significant amount of time to the issue
in his address at the inauguration. But the unemployment rate is persistently high at 7.9 percent, economic growth slowed last quarter and consumer confidence is falling, so the economy could upend Obama’s plans to pursue a broader domestic agenda in his final four years in office. Tony Fratto, who worked in the White House during President George W. Bush’s second term, said Obama has to show the public that he’s still focused on the economy before he can get their full support for his other proposals.
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Tony Turner (left) of Crystal Lake helps his two children Jack, 11, and Lexi, 15, with their homework inside their home. Tony works as a pilot for American Airlines and is away from his family most of days in a month flying all over North America.
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Continued from page A1 When he gets the call, mainly on weekends, he is expected to get to the airport within about two hours. “I’ve always got a halfpacked bag with me,” Turner said. “When we have family things planned, we generally take two cars.” When he is home, Turner can be found giving his stayat-home wife of almost 25 years a break by taking over carpooling duties, helping coach his son’s hockey team or taking his daughter to pom squad practice. “The big thing is that we do a lot of family stuff together,” he said. “It really sticks with the kids when you are not around. I’ve got to give all the credit to my wife.” His daughter, Lexi Turner, doesn’t know any other lifestyle. When he’s home, the 14year-old spends as much time with him as she can. When he’s away, she tries to talk to him at least once a day, if not through text messaging. “It has been hard, but it is all I have ever known,” said Lexi Turner, a freshman at Crystal Lake South High School. “We are a tight-knit family, and when he is home, we are all together. The traveling almost makes it better because we are not always on top of each other and have space.” She also credited her mother, who at times acts as a single mom. “She is amazing,” Lexi Turner said. “My mom has to do everything when he is away.”
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Jen Arendt is a stay-athome mother of two whose husband has been traveling for work for more than a decade. Her husband handles restoration work for areas and buildings that have water damage, such as from hurricanes or floods, or when sprinklers go off. He also helps provide temporary power and climate control. The majority of his travel comes during emergency situations, such as when he was sent to New Jersey for two weeks after superstorm Sandy or to New Orleans for five weeks after Hurricane Katrina. “We have a pretty good system down and take the good with the bad,” said Arendt, 40. “He understands and recognizes that it is more work for me, and I try and run things smoothly with the kids so that when he is on the road, he doesn’t have to stress out.” When their children were younger, it was harder for the couple’s son and daughter to
The village meets with Centegra inside Village Hall on Thursday, after the heavy snowfall last week postponed the original meeting. Mike Eesley, Centegra’s chief executive officer; Susan Milford, senior vice president for strategy and development; and other executives are scheduled to address both the Village Board and Plan Commission. The $233 million project should create 1,100 permanent and 800 construction
“It creates a stronger campus-type setting, sets the building farther away from existing residents, and it is intended to create a better experience for Centegra patients.” Dave Johnson, Village manager jobs. Centegra’s third hospital should be fully operational by winter 2016. The decision to move the facility away from Haligus and Reed roads also has created an opportunity for the Huntley Park District. The village and Centegra are in initial talks to have that
space turned into soccer fields for the park district, district Executive Director Thom Palmer said. Palmer said the district’s soccer field space around Tomaso Park and other areas have seen more demand in recent years, increasing the need for more space.
understand why daddy was gone so much, Arendt said. As they have gotten older, a series of rituals has helped them better understand. Those consistencies include talking to them every morning and night when he is on the road, always bringing them home a souvenir or memento from where he has been, and using FaceTime, which is similar to Skype, to see their familiar faces. “I’ve known my husband for 30 years and we know as a couple that this is what he does,” said Arendt, a Fox River Grove resident. “We support each other and try to explain to them that even though it is hard, this is how dad makes money.” Open communication and rituals such as those used by the Arendt family is the key to easing the anxiety in their children, Sikora said. “It’s important to set up some rituals to connect with the child,” he said. “It could be daily or a couple times a day. We certainly live in a society that has numerous ways of maintaining that connection.” Besides applications such as FaceTime or Skype, other ways include having parents record bedtime stories or prayers before they leave so the child can hear them, and speaking daily on the phone while the parent is gone.
Crystal Lake resident Ron Eberle has worked as a national account executive for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for 20 years. The 46-year-old makes at least 12 overnight trips annually, as well as daily trips throughout the area. He and his wife have three children: 22- and 16-year-old daughters, and a 13-year-old son. “I wouldn’t say that [traveling] has been a hard strain on the family, but you’re obviously going to miss some milestones,” Eberle said. “The kids understand why dad goes away.” One of the ways to help the children understand is first to communicate the need for travel and then why they have to do it, Sikora said. “You don’t want to confuse them about why mommy or daddy goes away,” he said. “They also need to know that they will be becoming back. The idea is to limit anxiety at all costs.” Helping them understand has become easier for Eberle and his family as technology has evolved. They constantly use text messaging and Facebook when he is on the road, and his job doesn’t require any traveling on the weekends. “Technology has really softened the blow,” Eberle said. “And come Friday, the weekend is for family.”
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As for the early design changes, Huntley’s top village administrator is fine with the hospital moving closer to Centegra’s existing buildings. “It creates a stronger campus-type setting, sets the building farther away from existing residents, and it is intended to create a better experience for Centegra patients,” Johnson said. Residents also will have a chance to give their opinions on the new hospital. Centegra and the village have planned informational meetings Feb. 19 and March 6 for residents interested in learning more about the project.
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Near Timbuktu, bodies of 2 show reprisal killings The ASSOCIATED PRESS
TIMBUKTU, Mali – The bodies are buried here, in the side of a dune less than a mile outside this desert capital, dumped out of sight in a forgotten and uninhabited zone. Except the wind undressed the grave. It threw off the blanket of yellow sand to reveal a white piece of clothing. Soon the children of the shepherds who spend their days roaming the dunes with their flocks began talking about the two men buried there. By the time journalists were led to the shallow grave 11 days after the two were last seen, the desert dwellers knew their entire biography: their names, their professions, the fact that they had been arrested by Malian soldiers on the
same day that the French took control of Timbuktu from Islamic extremists. Most importantly, they knew their ethnic group – both were Arab. Their deaths, as pieced together by The Associated Press from interviews with family members, residents and witnesses, as well as from an examination of the bodies, strongly suggest the two were taken away and shot dead by Malian forces, in reprisal against the city’s Arab minority. Ever since al-Qaida-linked extremists seized control of Mali’s northern half last year, the international community has discussed launching a military intervention to free the occupied territory. For almost as long, the United Nations as well as the United States has urged caution, in part over worries that
Mali’s abuse-prone military could carry out acts of revenge against the ethnic minorities which were associated with the extremists – including Arabs. Despite these warnings, France unilaterally launched a military operation exactly one month ago to take back the north, after the al-Qaidalinked fighters began pushing southward. The French swept through northern villages and towns, accompanied by Malian army troops, and liberated Timbuktu on Jan. 28. It was around 10 that morning, as French troops in armored personnel carriers still were basking in the cheers of the crowds welcoming them, that Malian soldiers in pickup trucks sped up to the Nour ElMoubin Madrassa, a Quranic school.
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A Dominican Navy soldier stands guard over bales of cocaine during a 2007 news conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Authorities in the Dominican Republic seized 9 tons of cocaine in 2012, the third consecutive record, according to the country’s national drug control agency.
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The relationship between a U.S. Senator from New Jersey and a wealthy political benefactor has highlighted gaps in port security in the Dominican Republic, which has become the top transit point for drugs in the Caribbean. And the situation appears to be getting worse. Authorities in the Dominican Republic seized 9 tons of cocaine last year, the third consecutive record, according to the country’s national drug control agency. In January alone, they seized another 3 tons off the country’s southern coast. “It will probably be a record this year as well,” Pedro Janer, the acting head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Caribbean Division, said in an interview. The DEA praises the efforts of the Dominican Republic in fighting drugs, and U.S. backing has included the use of an aerial surveillance drone and support of ships and aircraft based in nearby Puerto Rico. But U.S. officials have also repeatedly complained about the need for more security in the ports, where there is only a single large-scale scanner, on loan from the U.S., to search the interior of cargo containers. Among the critics: U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey who has raised the issue in three Congressional hearings. “I often think about this in a very significant way in my own home state because we know that some of those container ships laden with cocaine, when they leave the Dominican Republic, where do they sail to? Well they very often end up in the
Port of Newark and Elizabeth which is the mega-port of the East Coast in my home state of New Jersey,” he said in a December 2011 hearing. His interest has drawn public scrutiny since federal agents recently searched the Florida offices of his largest campaign contributor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, who in August 2011 had purchased a company with a contract to provide increased security at Dominican ports. The 10-year contract, valued at $500 million, was signed in 2002 but suspended two years later by the Dominican government and is tied up in the courts. Menendez’s staff has acknowledged he talked to the State Department and other federal officials about the port deal, and said that’s not unusual because he has regularly raised concerns if American companies are not being treated fairly in foreign countries. “The fact that someone is a donor does not do away with the right or the opportunity to consider whether something is correct or incorrect, to ask questions, raise concerns,” Menendez said Thursday in an interview with the Spanish-language television network Univision. Separately, the senator said on Thursday that his office contacted U.S. health agencies to help resolve a Medicare billing dispute for Melgen, but contended he did not improperly intervene. He earlier acknowledged that he had failed to pay for trips he took on the doctor’s private plane and reimbursed about $58,500 for the visits to the Dominican Republic. The port security contract already was controversial in the Dominican Republic.
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Open minds on cameras in courts
As nearby counties jump aboard a new pilot program, McHenry County still resists
Just over a year ago, Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride announced the launch of a pilot project to allow For the record still and video cameras in courtOpening courtrooms up to rooms. extended media coverage proMany judicial vides taxpayers with a better circuit districts understanding of the judicial immediately system. volunteered to be a part of it. One year since the announcement, 25 counties in nine judicial circuits throughout Illinois have allowed cameras in the courtroom. Dozens of criminal cases have been recorded, from small counties where a serial killer was being tried to large suburban counties such as DuPage, where Schaumburg police officers are charged with robbing drug dealers. Lake County officials expect their pilot program to be running by next month, and Kendall County court officials have a test case planned. A pilot program has been approved for DeKalb County, and Kane County applied for the program in May. The cameras are unobtrusive. Professional media representatives are acting professionally. Judges are reporting virtually no problems with the pilot programs, and judicial district officials still are tinkering with improvements. While the Illinois Supreme Court has set up many sensible guidelines – such as protecting the identity of victims of sexual abuse, juveniles and jurors – they have left a great deal of discretion on details to local judges and circuits, since each courthouse and county is different. A one-size-fits-all approach wouldn’t be appropriate. The first public meeting to discuss the pilot program for McHenry County’s 22nd Judicial Circuit was held Feb. 1. Members of the local media, including several Northwest Herald employees, attended. For the most part, judges and lawyers who attended the meeting were outspokenly opposed to the concept of allowing cameras in the courtrooms, even though they conceded that the state Supreme Court eventually will mandate them. Reaction ranged from sensible concern to downright paranoia. In nearly all instances, the novelty of cameras in the courtroom was overstated. Just across the McHenry County border to the north, Wisconsin has allowed cameras in courtrooms since 1978. Have you heard of any great miscarriages of justice or instances of clamoring from our northern neighbors that cameras are a scourge to be eradicated? Of course not. Head west. Iowa has allowed cameras since 1980, and Missouri since 1992. A pilot program launched in 2007 in Indiana flopped because it was too restrictive, requiring permission from all parties in a criminal or civil trial. While McHenry County courts are not known as judicial trailblazers in Illinois – slow to adopt specialty courts such as drug and mental health courts – we were surprised at the reaction from the judges and officers of the court who addressed the issue Feb. 1. We don’t suspect that they speak for everyone associated with the courts or the public, but any steps forward will require their participation. We’re puzzled as to why McHenry County officials feel this county is so much different from those surrounding us, and why they believe this county couldn’t handle the change. While there’s no great rush, the current attitude isn’t doing the judicial circuit or the public any good. We urge lawyers and judges to discuss their concerns with colleagues from jurisdictions that allow cameras, and not close their minds to what we think eventually will happen.
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To the Editor: I would like to thank Huntley’s police and fire departments for their help in unlocking a door for which there was no key. We are fortunate to have our shop in Huntley. The fire and police departments provide many valuable services to residents and business owners. We should be grateful every day for their community support.
Colleen Hale Huntley
To the Editor: Marc Munaretto will be a great asset to Algonquin Township. We need someone who will better manage township finances and who will make Algonquin Township a better place. He has been extremely valuable serving on the McHenry County Board, and has been the voice as chairman of its Finance Committee for several years. This has helped the county being listed as one of the most financially stable county boards in Illinois. Marc will bring a sensible, nononsense approach to the office of Algonquin’s township supervisor, and that is the reason I will cast my vote for him. Larry Wheeler
lawfully incurred debts. This means a failure to raise the debt ceiling, to prevent new borrowing, does not and cannot put America’s current creditors at risk. Second, despite Obama’s claims that Congress must raise the debt ceiling to pay the bills it has incurred, the obligations protected as “debts” by the 14th Amendment do not include entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security. These programs are not part of the “public debt,” which consist of loans that are made to the federal government through bonds/ financial instruments. Third, assertions made by Nancy Pelosi that the president can rely on Section 4 as a pretext for raising the debt ceiling by himself are incorrect and constitutionally dangerous. Section 4 grants no power whatsoever to the president, but the 14th Amendment grants Congress the “power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.” Remember our children in understanding that spending cuts are necessary, given Obama’s unwillingness to implement any meaningful spending cuts and his clear preference for limitless borrowing from China. Robert Meale Woodstock
To the Editor: First, Congress’ failure to raise the debt ceiling will cause a default on national debt. Contrary to President Barack Obama’s claims, Congress’ refusal to permit new borrowing by raising the debt ceiling will not trigger a default on America’s outstanding public debt with consequences for our credit rating and the world’s financial system. Section 4 of the 14th Amendment provides that “the validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law ... shall not be questioned”; this prevents Congress from rejecting
To the Editor: A zoning change to allow a 24-hour gas station at the northwest corner of Route 31 and Pearl Street should not be approved by the McHenry City Council. Traffic on Pearl Street will increase, and Pearl Street is used to get to Route 31 (in front of St. Mary’s Church) from Green Street. Pearl Street is a two-lane street. There are no dedicated right- or left-turn lanes. The addition of a 24-hour gas station will affect the residential neighborhood as the proposed property is next to several houses Lighting will be on at night. Noise will be an issue. Pedestrian traffic will be affected. There are several
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historic houses in the neighboring area. Property values will be negatively affected. Contact your city of McHenry alderman and tell him or her of these concerns. Greg and Pat Lofgren McHenry
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To the Editor: I am writing to voice my support for Pam Fender for Grafton Township supervisor. Pam’s dedication to Huntley, McHenry County, and Grafton Township is evident in everything she does. She has been active and involved in the community for years, and everyone who comes into contact with her has nothing but positive things to say about her. Pam will bring constancy, reliability, intelligence, and rational thought to the supervisor position, which is exactly what we need after years of negativity and contention from Linda Moore. My family will be voting for Pam Fender on Feb. 26 and on April 9. Please join us.
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To the Editor: Help! I’ve been transported to a make-believe America, and I need to get back to the real United States. In this fantasy-fueled nation, our president has disbanded the jobs council he created despite 7.9 percent unemployment. Our “recov-
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ery” features a shrinking GDP! With domestic producers capable of harvesting our natural resources to the point of energy independence, regulations and restrictions force elevated gas prices. And finally, the U.S. Senate has failed to pass a budget for four years but supports borrowing a third of the government’s annual expenditures. Beam me up, Scottie. Take me back to the America whose representatives reflect the actions and desires of the people. American banks are flush with cash as the people set aside savings rather than expose themselves to expanded debt. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has expanded our national debt by trillions of dollars and has no spending reduction plans in the works. My America, my neighbors, my friends and my family work hard every day and use “don’t spend what you don’t have, whittle down your debt” logic. Our representative to Congress, Peter Roskam, believes the same. He helped pass the “No budget, no pay” Act that attempts to force our legislators to deal with our very real financial problems and bring debt reduction into the spending game plan. Roskam offers common-sense solutions in the nonsensical, forward-driven congressional world. It’s time to cut up the credit card, pay the bills, and support domestic financial growth. It’s an alien principle unknown in Washington, D.C., called personal responsibility. Bruce Sauer
“Not everyone has the means to earn a higher education. These people deserve to live just as much as anyone else.”
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Free financial aid session at MCC CRYSTAL LAKE – Prospective and current college students can prepare to apply for college financial aid by attending a hands-on workshop to complete the federal financial aid form online. The workshop will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 in Room A123 at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Appointments are required. Staff from the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services at MCC will help students and parents complete the online form for the 2013/2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is required to be considered for federal and state grants, work-study and student loans. To schedule an appointment, call 815-455-8761.
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Jailed lawyer hit with lawsuit Suit: Smiekel gave careless and negligent representation By SARAH SUTSCHEK email@example.com WOODSTOCK – A man whose former attorney tried to have him killed has filed a civil lawsuit against the attorney, who recently was sentenced to 8½ years in federal prison. Jason W. Smiekel pleaded guilty to solicitation of mur-
der using interstate commerce for what prosecutors said were at least three attempts to have Brian Hegg killed. The final attempt involved an undercover federal agent, and Smiekel was arrested in August 2011. Hegg wad Smiekel’s client in a paternity case, and Smiekel eventually had a relationship with – and be-
came engaged to – Hegg’s exgirlfriend. A t Smiekel’s sentencing hearing, experts Jason W. testified that Smiekel he had a severe anxiety disorder that made him act irrationally and left him in
great fear of Hegg. According to the lawsuit filed by Hegg this week in McHenry County court, Smiekel “carelessly and negligently” represented Hegg at a time when Smiekel was “drinking heavily, experiencing anxiety bouts and receiving mental health treatment.” Smiekel advised Hegg,
among other things, that it was a “waste of time and money” to request joint custody and then created a conflict of interest when he formed a romantic relationship with Hegg’s ex. Smiekel also gave her privileged information, Hegg said in the lawsuit.
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Park district to host fundraiser LAKEMOOR – A silent auction is planned to raise money for the village of Lakemoor’s expanded park programming. Donations to be auctioned off are being accepted until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the new Village Hall, 28874 Route 120, Unit C & D. The silent auction is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at The Long Shot Sports Pub, 615 W. Route 120, Lakemoor. Those who cannot attend the auction can place bids by emailing parks and recreation coordinator John Guenther at firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, phone number, email address, the item number and the bid amount by 4 p.m. Feb. 14. Some auction items are available for viewing online at the Lakemoor Parks website, lakemoorparks.net. Winners will be notified by email or phone.
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Opera house dedication set WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Opera House stage will be dedicated to Orson Welles at 2 p.m. today at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Members of the public are invited to attend the dedication of the Opera House stage to Welles, the multitalented theater and film guru responsible for “Citizen Kane,” among other masterpieces. Admission is free. For information, call 815-338-4212 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse. com.
author to speak about mongolia “Mongolia: The Farthest Horizon” will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive. Author-photographer Cynthia Clampitt will guide attendees through Mongolia. Registration is required in person or online at www.aapld.org.
8LOCAL DEATHS Suzanne K. Baldocchi 73, Crystal Lake Erna Ericson 104, Crystal Lake Nicholas I. Gemell 91, Crystal Lake Dorothy Gough 101, formerly of Elgin Nancy Svenson 69, Wonder Lake Gerda Ida Wedekind 91, Crystal Lake OBITUARIES on page B7
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Gayann Roberts (left) and her daughter, Tiffany, smooth out the base of a giant snowman in the front yard of their McHenry home Friday. The family used the snow from Thursday’s winter storm to create the giant snowman, which is about 12 feet tall. Coffee cup lids were used as buttons, Kraft lids were used for the eyes and mouth, and baby carrots attached end-to-end were used for the nose.
Parents group to hold D-26 election forum By JOSEPH BUSTOS firstname.lastname@example.org CARY – A parents group that has questioned decisions by District 26 in the past will host an election forum this week. District 26 Parents with a Voice has scheduled an election forum Tuesday at the Cary Pub, 208 W. Main St., that will feature candidates running for the District 26 school board in the April election. Ken Hillman, who runs the District 26 Parents with a Voice Facebook page, will be the moderator.
If you go n What: District 26 Parents with
a Voice Election Forum n When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday n Where: Cary Pub at 208 W. Main St. n Cost: Free Of the nine candidates running for the board’s four available seats, five have confirmed that they will attend the forum: current school board member Chris Jenner, Scott Epstein, Jennifer Crick, Bruce Ritter and Bradley Slavik. Current school board
member Floyd Myers has declined because of medical reasons as he recovers from hip surgery. Josh Howell will not attend but will have a statement read on his behalf. Chris Christensen is tentatively scheduled to attend. Incumbent Julie Jette told the Northwest Herald that she does not plan to attend. Jette said people are entitled to their opinions, but she does not like the negative comments against the district that are posted on the Parents With a Voice Facebook page.
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Inaugural Relay for Life in Woodstock to kick off April 20 By SHAWN SHINNEMAN email@example.com WOODSTOCK – Organizers have high hopes for Woodstock’s first Relay For Life, the overnight walk to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The event, which starts late April 20 and runs through the next morning, will be at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road. Students from the school are helping organize the event. “We had a couple teams that did our Huntley relay, and one of the students thought
that it’d be a great idea to do one at the high school,” said Mike Jostes, a community manager with American Cancer Society. The cancer society has several Relay For Life venues within the county. At least one member from each team always is walking during Relay For Life, while the others camp out surrounding the track. The event has raised more than $4 billion since it began in Tacoma, Wash., in 1985. Participants are required to donate $10 to sign up. Incentives, such as a T-shirt for raising $100, help drive donations.
The money raised goes toward cancer research, programs to allow high school students to sit in on cancer research, wigs and makeup for cancer patients, medical bill payments for struggling patients and families, and gas for volunteers who take patients to and from treatments, Jostes said. The events usually draw between 200 and 400 participants, he said. “Our goal is $35,000 raised,” Jostes said. To register for Relay For Life of Woodstock, visit www. relayforlife.org/woodstockil.
McHenry church lobbies lawmakers for gay marriage JIM DALLKE firstname.lastname@example.org McHENRY – With a vote on gay marriage likely to take place Thursday in the Illinois Senate, members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry will be visiting local lawmakers Monday in support of the legislation. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, along with Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, will visit the offices of state Sen. Pam Althoff
State Sen. Pam Althoff, McHenry
State Rep. Jack Franks Woodstock
in McHenry and state Rep. Jack Franks in Woodstock. Patrick Murfin, chairman of the social justice committee at the Unitarian
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Photos by Monica Maschak email@example.com TOP: Miniature artificial snowmen decorate a ski hill in front of Derek Hardy’s home in Huntley. Hardy (left) built a snowman ski resort in the front yard of his home using the snow that fell on the area in recent days. The ski resort comes with a popsicle-stick ski lift, snowmen skiiers and pine trees made from spray painted ice cream cones.
8LOCAL BRIEFS Family Alliance gets $10,000 grant
WOODSTOCK – Family Alliance Inc. received $10,000 from the Mental Health Resource League for McHenry County at the league’s annual meeting Jan. 28 at the Stage Left Café in Woodstock. The grant was awarded for partial funding of the Family Alliance Center for Adult Care scholarship program, which enables individuals with low income to participate in its
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REACH day programs. Family Alliance is one of 19 agencies and organizations sharing in a total of $200,321 raised in 2012 by the Mental Health Resource League for services to thousands of McHenry County residents. For information, call 815-3383590 or visit www.familyallianceinc.org.
Blood drive Tuesday at Woodstock library
Blood Centers will bring their mobile coach to the Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be 17 years or older, although 16-year-olds may donate with written approval from a parent or guardian. Appointments can be made by phone at 815-338-0542 or online at www.heartlandbc.org. Walk-ins are always welcome.
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Woodstock High School continues a tradition, honoring outstanding athletes and coaches at halftime of the boys’ basketball game between WHS and Johnsburg on Feb. 1. Inducted into the Blue Streaks Athletic Hall of Fame were Jeremy Magee, Greg Miller, Lisa Strout Beard and Gordie Tebo. Magee was a standout athlete earning eight varsity letters between 1987 and 1990. He earned varsity letters in football, basketball and track and field. He qualified for the state track and field meet during his freshman, junior and senior seasons. During his senior year he dominated the McHenry County Track invitational, winning the 100-, 200- and 400-meter sprints In football, Magee led the Blue Streaks in rushing yards his sophomore, junior and senior years and had 40 career touchdowns. He continued his education and football career at Southern Illinois University with a full athletic scholarship. Greg Miller was the No. 1 singles tennis player his junior (23-4) and senior (21-0) years. He finished his junior year season tied for ninth place at the IHSA tourna-
on the square Don Peasley ment. He was ranked by the U.S. Tennis Association as the 35th best singles player in the nation his senior year. He won the singles FVC and Section championships and was 3rd seed in the IHSA state tournament. Miller had numerous tennis accomplishments at Seminole Community College and Oklahoma State University. Strout was a three-sport athlete during her four years at WHS. She came back to teach and coach and is the first alumni who has coached two teams to Regional Championships in softball. As an athlete, Strout earned 10 varsity letters and eight All-Conference/All Area awards and was WHS Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 1997. She scored more than 1,300 points in her high school basketball career and holds the school record for most points in a game with 36. In volleyball, she was named All-Conference and was MVP her senior year.
In softball, Strout was first team All-Area and MVP twice. She holds numerous school records. Coach Tebo retired after the 2001 WHS boys’ basketball season with 258 victories, a WHS basketball coach record. In 19 seasons, his teams earned five regional titles and reached the sectional finals 1984-1986. He was named the Fox Valley Conference (FVC) Coach of the Year 1983-1984 after winning the FVC championship and posting 23 wins, a WHS record. Tebo won seven Thanksgiving tournament championships and earned the IHSA District Coach of the Year honors in 1985-86 and 1999-2000. During his 1986-87 season, his team’s 75 percent free throw shooting average led the entire state of Illinois. His teams still owns eight of the top 10 single season records in school history including 23-6 in 1983-84 and 21-7 in 1999-2000.
• Don Peasley has been editor, columnist and historian in McHenry County since 1947. He began his association with Shaw Publications in 1950. 815-338-1533.
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tive director of the Friends of MCC Foundation, said in a news release. “This ceremony will be an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and the role the college has played in their success.” Nominees must be former MCC students who have completed a minimum of three credit hours, achieved success of an exceptional nature within their fields or professions, and have made a positive impact on the community through leadership and/or volunteering. To be further considered for the award, candidates must agree to accept the award at the Distinguished Alumni Reception and agree
to return to campus at least once within the year to be a guest speaker and/or participate in a student engagement activity. The deadline for nomination forms is midnight March 4. Each nomination form must be accompanied by a current resume of the candidate. Self-nominations are allowed, but in such cases, at least one letter of reference must be submitted. If available, MCC welcomes the additional submissions of up to three letters of recommendation. For information and for a nomination form, visit www. mchenry.edu/alumni. For information, call the foundation office at 815-455-8556.
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8POLICE REPORTS Crystal Lake • Mark N. Madigan, 45, 2451 W. Foster, Chicago, was charged Friday, Nov. 23, with driving under the influence of alcohol. • Mark Richard Bianchi, 49, 6411 Hilly Way, Cary, was charged Monday, Nov. 26, with possession of drug paraphernalia. • James Martin Sayler, 33, 9930 Cummings St., Huntley, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 27, with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. • Adan Castellanos, 49, address unknown, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 27, with aggravated assault, criminal trespassing, obstructing identification and driving on a
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suspended license. He also was arrested on an in-state warrant. • A 17-year-old juvenile was charged Tuesday, Nov. 27, with theft. • A 16-year-old juvenile was charged Wednesday, Nov. 28, with robbery, aggravated battery and mob action. • A 13-year-old juvenile was charged Wednesday, Nov. 28, with theft, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. • A 13-year-old juvenile was charged Wednesday, Nov. 28, with theft. • A 14-year-old juvenile was charged Wednesday, Nov. 28, with criminal damage to property. • A 14-year-old juvenile was
charged Wednesday, Nov. 28, with criminal damage to property. • A 15-year-old juvenile was charged Wednesday, Nov. 28, with criminal damage to property. • Karen J. Hjorth, 52, 1743 Kings Gate Lane, Crystal Lake, was charged Wednesday, Nov. 28, with two counts of domestic battery and resisting arrest. • Germain Andrade, 30, 7413 Birch St., Crystal Lake, was charged Thursday, Nov. 29, with driving without a license, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with an obstructed driver’s view and driving without insurance. • A 16-year-old juvenile was charged Friday, Nov. 30, with manufacturing or delivering marijuana near a school, casual
delivery of marijuana and possession of marijuana. • Miguel A. Mendoza, 47, 33 Pomeroy St., Apt. 2, Crystal Lake, was charged Sunday, Dec. 2, with driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane use and driving without insurance. • Kaylee N. Dunivan, 21, 8310 E. Coral Road, Union, was charged Sunday, Dec. 2, with driving under the influence, driving with a bloodalcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, speeding more than 15 mph over the limit, improper lane use, illegal transportation of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Following is a list of places to give blood. Donors should be 17 or older or 16 with a parent’s consent, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. • Noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday – Heritage Woods of McHenry, 4609 W. Crystal Lake Road. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Jenneen Hansen, 815-344-2690. • 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday – Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., Woodstock. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: 815-338-0542. • 9 a.m. to noon Friday – Northwood Middle School, 2121 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. Walkins welcome. Appointments and information: 815-338-4900.
• 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 17 – Springbrook Community Church, 10115 Algonquin Road, Huntley. For information, visit: www.heartlandbc.org. • 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 – Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2107 W. Three Oaks Road, Cary. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Barb Molzer, 847-639-8024. • 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 – First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Ellen Hanson, 815-459-9409. • 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 24 – Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: Gretchen, 815-341-7544.
8COMMUNITY CALENDAR Monday • 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Herbs, University of Illinois Extension, 1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock. Learn how to grow herbs and use them presented by the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Free. Registration and information: 815-338-3737. • 1:30 p.m. – Sun City Polish American Club meeting, American Community Bank, 10101 Route 47, Huntley. Guest speaker will be a member of the Sun City Board of Directors. Information: 847-515-2711. • 4 to 8 p.m. – Huntley Community Radio fundraiser, Culver’s, 13240 Route 47, Huntley. Dine in or use the drive-through at the restaurant and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support the station. Information: 224-5693215 or www.huntleyradio.com. • 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Grief and Loss Support Group meeting, Family Alliance, 2028 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. A Journey Toward Healing and Recovery during Bereavement facilitated by a social worker. Group to meet second and fourth Mondays. Registration and information: 815-333-8626 or www.familyallianceinc.org. • 7 p.m. – Valentine pajama party bingo, American Legion, 11712 Coral St., Huntley. Wear your pajamas or lounge wear and receive three extra cards for 11 games. Free party breakfast buffet. Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer. Information: 847-669-8485 or www.huntleybingo.com. Tuesday • 6 to 8 p.m. – Annual Daddy & Daughter Date Night, Duker School, 3711 W. Kane Ave., McHenry. For dads and daughters ages 5-12 hosted by McHenry Parks & Recreation Department. Music, dance games and more. Cost: $8 per person. Registration and information: 815-363-2160 or www.ci.mchenry.il.us. • 7 p.m. – Fracking 101: What, Where, and Why?, McHenry
County College Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Great Lakes Beaming Bioneers Speaker Series event featuring Jack Darin of the Illinois Sierra Club. Free. Information: 815-479-7817 or www. mcecoconference.org. • 7 to 8 p.m. – Basic Organizing Principles, Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills. Class presented by Stacey Taylor of Ace of Space, Inc. Cost: $22, $25. Registration and information: 847-960-7460 or www.lith.org. Tuesday-Saturday • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Heavenly Attic Resale Shop, 307 S. Main St., Algonquin. Offering books, clothing, housewares, toys, linens, jewelry, sporting goods and more. Continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by Congregational Church of Algonquin to benefit the church. Information: 847-854-4552. Wednesday • 9:30 a.m. – Cue Bidding to Slam, Crystal Lake Park District Administration Building, 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. Bridge lessons taught by Ray Parnell. Continue to March 20. Cost: $60. Registration and information: 815459-0680, Class 5576-0 or www. crystallakeparks.org. • 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS) meeting, Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock. Topic will be financial planning. Free childcare. Information: 847-212-7272. • 11:30 a.m. – Countryside Garden Club meeting, 5809 Shadowood Drive, Crystal Lake. Master Gardener, Ed Schuckert, will present “How to Properly Trim Your Trees and Shrubs.” Information: 815-356-8955. • 7 p.m. – Lifetree Café, Conscious Cup Coffee, 5005 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. The state of marriage will be discussed. Free. Information: 815-715-5476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aim is to learn about district’s issues • D-26
Continued from page B1 “I don’t feel it’s in my best interest to open myself up to [Hillman] being nasty to me,” Jette said. “Conducting a discussion for candidates for school board in a bar is kind of odd,” Jette added. District 26 Parents with a Voice is a group of concerned community members, stakeholders and parents who are trying to bring about positive change in the school district, according to its website. It has questioned school district decisions in the recent years. Hillman said, however, the primary objective of the forum is for people to learn about the issues facing the district. Audience members will be able to ask questions. “We’ll either answer them
“[The Forum is] an opportunity to get to know them and see what they stand for.” Ken Hillman Forum moderator or try to get an answer and follow up,” Hillman said. The secondary objective will be to get know the candidates running, he said. Hillman said he will do his best to make the candidates feel comfortable. “I personally believe I have an obligation to setting this up to be fair to any candidate who wants to show up,” he said. “It’s an opportunity to get to know them and see what they stand for,” Hillman added. However, Hillman has endorsed three candidates:
Epstein, Crick and Ritter. Hillman said those three candidates have taken the time to explain their positions and what direction they would like to go. “I believe my passion to create an active and knowledgeable community with a voice that helps create the type of necessary change we need far exceeds my desire to have ‘my guys’ win and as such I think it is important to have the community exposed to as many new candidates as possible,” Hillman wrote in an email promoting the event. Hillman said in emails inviting the public to the forum that the event would be more on the issues, but will be an opportunity for candidates to introduce themselves. “I really want it to something for people comfortable going to,” Hillman said. “This is for them.”
Lawsuit seeks more than $50K in damages • SMIEKEL
Continued from page B1 Hegg said he did not know about the relationship with his ex until February 2011. Smiekel withdrew as Hegg’s attorney the following month, after which he appeared in court with Hegg’s ex and drafted legal documents on her behalf, Hegg said. As a result, Hegg said he lost the money he paid to his ex in the parentage case, as well as
money he paid to the law firm, and he was unable to establish as close of a relationship with his son as he had wanted. Hegg said that he suffered emotional trauma stemming from the murder-for-hire scheme and the strain on his relationship with his son. He is seeking more than $50,000. The lawsuit also names Terry Mohr, whom Hegg said he initially asked to represent him in 2008. Smiekel worked for Mohr’s firm, which at one point was Mohr, Hill & Smiekel.
Mohr told Hegg that he would be primarily responsible for the case, but Smiekel would help, ensuring that Smiekel was a “competent and capable attorney.” The lawsuit claims that Mohr failed to supervise Smiekel and “fostered a law firm environment where it was acceptable to have personal romantic relationships with adversaries of current and former clients.” Citing the pending litigation, Mohr declined to comment.
Visit to remind lawmakers there is support in McHenry • CHURCH
Continued from page B1 Universalist Congregation, said the gathering will be a “reinforced visit” to remind lawmakers that there is support for marriage equality in McHenry County. Murfin said they will present both lawmakers with a
brief petition showing community support for same-sex marriage. There is not likely to be rallying or marching, Murfin said. “Marriage equality is a very big deal in the Unitarian Universalist church,” said the Rev. Don Larsen, minister emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. “Some of our members and
ministers are gay and lesbian. It’s a very important issue that we’ve been focused on for a long time.” Members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation and PFLAG are scheduled to arrive at Althoff’s office, 5400 W. Elm St. in McHenry, at 2:30 p.m., and Franks’ office, 1193 S. Eastwood Drive in Woodstock, at 3:30 p.m.
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Suzanne K. Baldocchi
Born: July 11, 1939; in Homewood Died: Feb. 7, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Suzanne K. Baldocchi, 73, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, after a courageous, long fight surrounded by her family and loving husband. She was born July 11, 1939, in Homewood, to Fred and Rachel Wilson. On May 23, 1959, Sue married Warren Baldocchi. Sue was dedicated to loving her family and loving her grandchildren. Her family was her life. She spent much time enjoying her friends and getting into her many escapades, and she had a passion for her floral business and gift shop. Sue is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Warren; her children, Lori (Jeff) Siemon, Cheri (Adam) Enticknap, Tom (Cindy) Baldocchi, Bryan (Chris) Baldocchi and Todd (Christal) Baldocchi; her grandchildren, Amy, Rachel, Sierra, Katie, Adam, Tyler, Abby, Tommy, Cooper, Delaney, Lucas and Taylor; her sister, Marsha (Tom) Beard; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial visitation for Sue will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. Inurnment will be private. With her love of flowers, the family would appreciate floral arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.davenportfamily.com or call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits
Erna Ericson Died: Jan. 24, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Erna Ericson, almost 105 years old, of The Fountains of Crystal Lake and formerly of Northbrook passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. She was the beloved wife for 22 years of the late Edward Ericson; dear sister of the late Margaret (William) Gubbins; and fond aunt of Diane DeGrenier of Cary. Erna also is survived by many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and greatnephews; and great-great nieces and great-great nephews. She enjoyed square dancing with her husband and also enjoyed playing bridge. Service and interment will be private. In lieu of anything, practice
random acts of kindness in Erna’s memory. Arrangements by N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, Glenview. For information, call 847-998-1020. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits
Nicholas I. Gemell
Born: March 26, 1921; in Kauhas, Lithuania Died: Feb. 7, 2013 CRYSTAL LAKE – Nicholas I. Gemell M.D., 91, of Crystal Lake, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Dr. Nicholas I. Gemell was born March 26, 1921, in Kauhas, Lithuania. He enrolled at the medical school of the University of Lithuania in fall 1939 but on account of the war, which broke out in Europe, he was able to graduate only in 1950 with the MD degree from the University of Munich in Germany. He came to the United States in August 1950, qualifying as an immigrant under the Displaced Persons Act of 1947. Here he took his radiology specialty training at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus and was certified by the American Board of Radiology in 1958. At this time, he also became a citizen of the United States. This same year, he was offered a position with the radiology department at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago as assistant director, where he was mainly involved with the radiology physicians’ training program. In 1963, he was invited to join the McHenry Medical Group in McHenry as chief radiologist, also providing services to the recently established McHenry Hospital, the precursor of today’s Centegra. At McHenry, he was instrumental in organizing the first full service radiology facility in the area and for several years he also was the only full-time certified radiologist in residence in the county. He served two terms as the president of the medical-dental staff at the McHenry Hospital from 1975 to 1977. At the same time, he provided consulting radiology services at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, the medical department of the corporate headquarters of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana and finally the Cook County Medical Examiners office, in association with Dr. Robert Stein, chief medical examiner of Cook County. He also was a member of the Task Force, Health Planning Agency of Kane, Lake and McHenry counties, from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, he joined the radiology staff at Sherman Hospital in Elgin,
where he became the lead radiologist of the Crystal Lake Ambutal, a Sherman Hospital outpatient subsidiary. He retired from full-time practice in 1986 but continued to provide part-time consulting services at Sherman Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Woodstock and St. Joseph’s in Elgin. He completely retired in 2001 at age 80. His professional memberships included the American Medical Association, the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology. He is survived by his daughters, Kathryn Gemell of Wheaton and Julie (David) Seitz of Dallas, Texas; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Karen Gemell; and his brother. The visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. with a service to start at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. Burial will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, and the American Heart Association, www. heart.org. For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-4593411. For online condolences, visit www.davenportfamily.com. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits
Dorothy Gough Born: Sept. 8, 1911 Died: Jan. 17, 2013
FORREST CITY, Ark. – Dorothy Gough, 101, of Forrest City and formerly of Elgin, found peace on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Woodruff County Health Center. She was born to Erdmon and Anna Lange in Elgin. She was a housewife, worked at Glen Ham Poultry Farm, Hager Potter. She was a member of the Fox Valley C..B. Club and Holy Trinity Church of Elgin. She married Clarence in 1929. He preceded her in death in 1982, as well as son, Douglas; two sisters; four brothers; two daughters-inlaw; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson. Dorothy is survived by three sons, James Gough of Elgin, Gary (Marcelene) Gough of McHenry and Richard (Jackie) Gough of Sherwood, Ark; two daughters, Deloris (Dennis) Scoby of Lawrence, Kan., and Judith (Joseph) Coleman of Forrest City, Ark.; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Lakewood Memo-
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rial Cemetery in Elgin at a later date. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www. stevensfuneralhome.net. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits
Born: April 5, 1928; in Clinton, Wis. Died: Feb. 3, 2013; in Viroqua, Wis. VIOLA, Wis. – Walter Huffar, 84, of Viola and formerly of Woodstock, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Vernon Manor in Viroqua, Wis. He was born April 5, 1928, in Clinton, Wis., to Jesse and Dottie (Strait) Huffar. He married Dolores Diedrich in 1953 in Woodstock. She passed away July 24, 2011. He was a veteran of the Korean War, with the 11th Airborne Rangers. He owned and operated several businesses in Viola, with his pride and joy being Nature’s Wood, with his wife, Dolores, and daughter, Terri. They made fine wood furniture and wood items. He worked in the construction industry in McHenry when they lived in Woodstock. He loved traveling, camping, hiking with grandchildren, collecting antiques and just being with family and friends. Family was most important to him. He is survived by four children, Timothy (Helen) of Woodstock, Thomas (Doris Lynne Ferguson-Hilderbrand) of Anderson Island, Wash., Theodore (Nan) of Marietta, Ga., and Terri (Dane) Kanable of Viola, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, Lonny Huffar, Sarah (Mike) Riopell, Jason (AnneMarie) Kanable, David (Kelly) Kanable, Bryan Huffar, Stephanie Huffar, Ronni, Christopher and Tayllor Hastings, Kendra (Aaron) Pingul and Kyla Richardson; nine great-grandchildren, Ethan, Dane and Harley Kanable, Braydon Huffar, Colbie Grace Riopell, Kaelyn and Ella Kanable, and Kaelyn and Leah Pingul; two brothers, Neil and Barney (Dolores) Huffar; a sister, Alice Heebner; sister-in-law, Mabel Huffar; and he was “uncle Wally” to everyone in his huge extended family. A celebration of Walter’s life will be scheduled for late spring, with interment at that time in the Viola, Wis., cemetery. Notification will be sent. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralforum.com. Sign the guest book at www.
The Rev. RICHARD F. SCHROEDER
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The Rev. Richard F. Schroeder was the assistant superintendent at the Angel Guardian Orphanage from 1945 to 1962. He was the associate pastor at St. Bridget Parish in Chicago from 1962 to 1967. From 1967 to his retirement, he was the procurator and treasurer at the St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein. After his retirement, he was an assistant at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg from 1991 to present. He is survived by his brother, the Rev. George Schroeder; his sisters, Rosemary Serapin, Anne (John) Stubing and Dolores “Lorry” (Donald) Tasch; 16 nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Walter Serapin. Visitation for the Rev. Schroeder, 92, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave. (two blocks west of Route 45 on Route 176), Mundelein, and one hour before a Mass celebration Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Johnsburg. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Visitation also will be one hour before the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Chapel at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. Interment will be in St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, 1000 W. Maple Ave., Mundelein, IL 60060. For information, call the funeral home at 847-566-8020 or visit www.kristanfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits
Died: Feb. 8, 2013; in McHenry WONDER LAKE – Nancy Svenson, 69, of Wonder Lake, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. Funeral arrangements are pending for a Tuesday, Feb. 12, visitation at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry, with a Wednesday, Feb. 13, funeral service at Grace
Joan Evans: The visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Calvary Church, 5906 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. Refreshments will follow. John Robert Geraghty II: Raising Hope for a New Dawn (a memorial/fundraiser for the family) will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Twisted Moose, 2616 Schaid Court, McHenry. For information, call Garfield Funeral Care – Naples at 239596-5288. Mary Krchak: The visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at First United Methodist Church, 201 W. South St., Woodstock. Burial will be in McHenry County Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710. Alice Marie (Woodcock) McDonald: A celebration of Alice’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Park Place, 406 Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-459-3411. Laura Jane Motz: There will be an interment service April 27 in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. For information, call 570-385-2647. The Rev. Richard F. Schroeder: The visitation for the Rev. Richard F. Schroeder, 92, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 West Maple Ave. (two blocks west of Route 45 on Route 176), Mundelein, and one hour before a Mass celebration Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Johnsburg. Mass will be at 11 a.m. The visitation also will be one hour before the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Feb.
Lutheran Church in Richmond. For information, call 815-3852400 or visit www.justenfh.com.
Born: July 30, 1921; in Ahlshausen, Germany Died: Feb. 7, 2013; in Crystal Lake CRYSTAL LAKE – Gerda Ida Wedekind, 91, of Crystal Lake passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, just months shy of her 92nd year. She died peacefully of natural causes in her home surrounded by members of her family. Gerda was born July 30, 1921, to August and Emma Ahlborn, in Ahlshausen, Germany. A cook by profession, she learned her trade in Northeim, Germany, where she met her husband, Heinz, who had earned a masters title in baking. They established their first bakery business in post-war Germany before emigrating by ship to America in 1954 with their four small children. In Wisconsin, the couple owned and operated family bakery businesses in Milwaukee, where their fifth child was born, and in Tomahawk well into the 1980s. Gerda is survived by all of her “best ones,” as she affectionately called her extended and loving family: her five children, daughters Gerdamarie, Marita, Gabriela and LaVera, and son, Lothar; their respective spouses, Tassilo Lawin, Paul Stieber, Jeffrey Schmidt, Robert Kennison and Miryam Wedekind; her 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Her 14th great-grandchild is due to be born later this month. The memorial service for Gerda will be held in Crystal Lake, with her burial in Tomahawk alongside her beloved husband, Heinz, in Greenwood Cemetery. The visitation will be from 10 to noon Friday, Feb. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 178 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. The memorial service begins at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to a charity close to Gerda’s heart, namely the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, 257 King St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake at 815-459-3411. For online condolences, visit the Wedekind Memorial website at www.davenportfamily.com. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits
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14, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Chapel at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. Interment will be in St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 847-566-8020 William (Bill) Stuart Strout Jr.: The family will be available one hour before the memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake. A memorial celebration will follow the service at Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills. Interment will be private in Crystal Lake Memorial Park Cemetery. Gerda Ida Wedekind: The memo-
rial service for Gerda will be held in Crystal Lake, with her burial in Tomahawk alongside her beloved husband, Heinz, in Greenwood Cemetery. The visitation will be from 10 to noon Friday, Feb. 15, at
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 178 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. The memorial service begins at noon. For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake at 815-459-3411.
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class 3a Barrington sectional
BOYS BASKETBALL: D-C 47, huntley 38
D-C ends Huntley’s division win streak By JOE STEVENSON firstname.lastname@example.org
CARPENTERSVILLE – DundeeCrown had grown weary of the same old story, the one where it plays Huntley tight for most of a game, only to have the Red Raiders find ways to win at the end. So the Chargers wrote a new ending. Seniors Dylan Kissack and Brandon Rodriguez, who had been on the bitter losing end against Huntley more than any of their teammates, each hit a 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter as D-C defeated the Raiders, 47-38, on Saturday night. D-C’s victory not only kept the Raiders from clinching the Fox Brandon Valley Conference ValRodriguez ley Division in boys basketball, but ended their 29-game division winning streak. “We knew we were neck-and-neck with them, but they always made the bigger plays,” Rodriguez said. “We got the big rebounds tonight, made the big defensive plays. We all played our hearts out. It’s been a long run, we finally got them.” After the handshake line, D-C’s fervent crowd rushed the floor to dance and sing with the players. Huntley (15-7 overall, 9-1 FVC Valley) had not lost a division game since Jacobs beat the Raiders, 49-46, on Jan. 14, 2011. D-C (17-5, 8-2) had not beaten Huntley since a 36-34 victory Feb. 12, 2010. “[The streak] must have been something good to have somebody come out and celebrate when they didn’t really win anything,” Huntley coach Marty Manning said. The Raiders had fought from behind the entire fourth quarter, but cut D-C’s lead to 36-34 with 3:15 remaining on T.J. Adams’ 3. Kissack then stuck a 3 from the left corner with 2:17 to go before Rodriguez came up big on both ends. First, Rodriguez stole the ball from Bryce Only, then, as he trailed the play, he received the ball and nailed another 3 for a 42-34 lead. The Chargers’ fans sensed their team finally had done it. “I kind of knew we needed a little answer there after they cut it to two,” said Kissack, who led D-C with 14 points and seven rebounds. “I caught it and was ready to shoot. It feels great to end it. Kudos to Huntley, they’re always a tough team to play against.”
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Cary-Grove’s Nick Huff (top) wrestles Barrington’s Jack Bornofen in a 220-pound match during Saturday’s Class 3A Barrington Sectional.
Dozen qualify for state
Hanselmann among trio of Trojans heading to Champaign next week By ROB SMITH email@example.com BARRINGTON – Cary-Grove junior Logan Hanselmann never had stepped on a wrestling mat before his freshman year. Three years later, Hanselmann qualified for the state finals with a fourth-place finish at 120 pounds in the Barrington Sectional on Saturday. The accomplishment is even more remarkable because Hanselmann missed last season with a shoulder injury. “Coming in as a freshman, I didn’t know anything,” Hansel-
More online Watch our the video preview of the Prairie Ridge co-op gymnastics team’s trip to state, plus check out the newest boys and girls basketball power rankings, at McHenryCountySports.com. mann said. “I’m really happy with myself.” Hanselmann was one of three Trojans to qualify for the state
meet, along with Michael Cullen, who won the 113-pound title, and Mike Underwood, who finished third at 138. Cullen, whose family encouraged Hanselmann to take up wrestling, said getting to state with only two years of wrestling experience is remarkable. “I was super proud of him,” Cullen said. “I give him all the credit in the world for doing that.” C-G coach Ryan Ludwig said the accomplishment is reflective of the commitment and the work ethic Hanselmann has. “[Hanselmann’s] a tough, hardnosed kid,” Ludwig said. “Every single day he works hard.” In his championship match, Cullen defeated New Trier’s Collin Kenyon by a 11-1 major decision. The
lopsided win gives him confidence heading to Champaign next weekend. “Being able to dominate in a sectional final gives me a little swagger going into state,” Cullen said. “At the same time, you’ve got to be humble and not get too overconfident.” Underwood earned his thirdplace finish with a first-period pin in the consolation semifinals against Lake Zurich’s Brandon Arteaga and an overtime pin in the third-place match against Harlem’s Jake Messink. “[Underwood’s] a kid that puts everything he has into the practice room,” Ludwig said. “I’m so proud he made it down state.”
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Rockets anxious to stretch out in new, expanded gymnasium By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO firstname.lastname@example.org
RICHMOND – Hammers pounded away, the sound echoing off the walls. Separated by a ceiling to floor tarp, Richmond-Burton’s varsity girls basketball players, taking turns, stepped to the line to attempt free throws as noise resonated in the background. R-B coach Courtney LuDois and the Rockets have endured these daily distractions throughout the season, but those disruptions are about to become a potential turning point for R-B. After months of work and planning, R-B’s new
gymnasium, which is about 20,000-square feet, is expected to be finished this spring. School officials asked that the facility not be photographed until it was complete. Once complete, the Rockets will have an additional 10 basketball hoops, three basketball courts – including one for varsity – and ample space. “It’s neat to kind of see it all come together,” athletic director Pat Elder said. “For our winter sports, and beginning practices of spring sports, it’s going to allow scheduling to be a much better process. They’re going to be able to get more time and do more things.”
The expanded space – the area used to be an empty grass lot – ends the Rockets’ use of only one basketball court. At one point this season, seven teams needed to use the court on the same day: three boys basketball teams, three girls basketball teams and the volleyball team. “I think the kids are excited to play in a nice gym,” LuDois said. “They get pumped up. They’re ready to take ownership of it, especially since it’s Monica Maschak – email@example.com new. It’s going to be theirs. They’re going to want to pro- The Richmond-Burton girls varsity basketball team practices on the school’s single court during its one-hour time slot before the boys team’s practice Wednesday in Richmond. Behind the plastic curtain tect it.”
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is the new addition to the gymnasium that is set to open this spring. The new addition will have 10 basketball hoops, making it easier for the school’s numerous sports teams to share the space.
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NHL: Blackhawks at Nashville, 7 p.m., CSN The Hawks (9-0-2) have earned 20 out of a possible 22 points this season and look to keep the hot start going against the Predators (5-2-3).
For all the celebrity antics that are part of the Saturday show at Pebble Beach, the lasting image was Phil Mickelson taking a spill on the rocks. He went looking for a tee shot near the ocean on the par-5 18th when his right foot gave way and he landed hard on a rock. He made triple bogey to fall out of contention.
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fox valley conference BOYS SWIMMING MEET
Area swimmers confident going into sectional Cary-Grove co-op wins FVC crown By PATRICK MASON firstname.lastname@example.org
WOODSTOCK – Adam Steinken had to look at the scoreboard a few times to make sure the illuminated 48.46 next to his lane was correct. He even took off his goggles and looked again before he allowed himself to believe it. It was real and it was an alltime best for the Woodstock
co-op senior as he edged out Cary-Grove’s Tyler King in the 100-yard freestyle Saturday in the Fox Valley Conference Meet. “Today felt really good and I got best times in everything I swam, like best ever,” Steinken said. The senior also had a best time in the 100 breaststroke. “I’m not tapered yet and I haven’t shaved, so this is a good sign. I really want to make state. It’s my No. 1 goal.” The state-cut for the 100 freestyle is 48.09. “He’s been really going crazy in the 100 free,” Blue Streaks coach Ian Shanahan said of Steinken. “He didn’t swim it all last year or the two previous years. He just kind of
started mid-year and he’s really had a lot of success in it, so we just kept putting him in it.” Cary-Grove co-op won the meet with 452 points followed by Jacobs co-op (336), Huntley ( 3 2 5 ) , W o o dstock co-op (322) and McHenry (231). Many swimmers left the Josh DeDina meet feeling confident heading into next week’s sectional at Barrington High as the meet produced many best times. Josh DeDina of Jacobs coop placed first in the 100 breastroke with a time of 1:00.48, which is under the state cut.
class 2 antioch wrestling sectional
Tigers advance 6 to state By ANDREW HANSEN email@example.com
ANTIOCH – Last season, a packed lineup forced Crystal Lake Central’s Andrew Marsden out of regionals. Now a sophomore, Marsden was one of six Tigers to punch his ticket for the state tournament in Champaign at the Class 2A Antioch Sectional. Marsden, ranked second, defeated third-ranked Michael Maduko of Montini, 6-2, for the 170-pound championship. Marsden wrestled defensively, waited for Maduko’s mistakes and hit a spladle in the final seconds. “When they make a mistake, then I take my chance,” Marsden said. “It feels pretty good.” Kyle Fugiel (145) finished in second for the Tigers, Mike Zalesco won a 9-0 major decision for third place at 160, Justin Ellman (182) took second on injury default, Brent Pfaff took fourth at 195, and Darwin Stone recorded a fall in 2:30
for third place at 220. Central coach Justen Lehr was impressed with the wrestling of Pfaff and Stone. Pfaff weighed in at 176 for 195-pound class, while Stone came in at 191 for 220. Garrett Sutton of Richmond-Burton captured the title at 152 with a 11-2 major decision over Damon Cloe of Marengo for his third state appearance. Sutton said he’s more comfortable this season compared to his past two seasons and has his eyes on the podium at state. “It’s a stepping stone,” Sutton said. “I just want to take the next step and win this.” After recording his 100th win of his career for the Indians, Cloe said qualifying for state has been part of an enjoyable senior season. “It’s been a pretty great ride,” Cloe said. “It was a lot of work in the offseason. I just have to get to that podium now.” Sutton was one of three Rockets of qualify for state. Cameron Kennedy suffered
his first loss of the season, falling 6-4 to Jordan Laster of Montini in the 126-pound final. Kennedy came in ranked first, with Laster second. Grant Sutton also finished second for R-B, falling 8-1 to Vince Turk of Montini. Woodstock North claimed its first state qualifier in Cody Barnes, who won, 5-0, for third place at 195, hitting a reversal with back points at the end of the second period to score the only points of the match. “I feel really proud,” Barnes said. “I was qualifying for the program and for my school.” Johnsburg qualified four for state, with Brandon Peshek (120), Brian McKay (126), Christian Nugent (195) and Brandon Boyle (285) all making it. Nugent took second, Peshek and Boyle took third and McKay took fourth. Along with Cloe, Marengo qualified Corey Graham (113) and John Lesiak (220). Nick Remke (138) took third with a 6-3 decision for Marian Central. Hampshire qualified Travis Keeling (170) and Anton Krocko (182).
class 1a oregon wrestling sectional
Harvard’s Luis wins 106 title By Brian Weidman Special to the Northwest Herald
OREGON – Harvard wrestling’s Anthony Luis looked right at home on the award stand at the Class 1A Oregon Sectional. He’s hoping for a repeat performance next week. Luis punched his ticket to state by claiming a sectional title Saturday at the Blackhawk Center. Next up is the state tournament, which begins Thursday at Assembly Hall in Champaign. The 106-pound Luis (36-6) will be looking to improve on his fourth-place finish from a year ago. “With my team, they push me forward and raise the bar a little bit higher every time,” Luis said. “I’m pushing it up higher to be more successful next week.” Luis had little difficulty in the finals, where he dominated the entire way in posting an 8-1 decision over Sherrard’s Hunter Spengler. He scored a pair of first-period takedowns, then a reversal early in the second period to go up 6-1. After that, it was just a matter of staying out of trouble against Spengler (31-5). The Hornets had three other wrestlers – 120-pounder Irvin Pena, 132-pounder Chance Shelton and 285-pounder Adam Freimund – punch their tickets to state by working their way through wrestlebacks. Pena (29-14), a regional champ who lost in the quarterfinals Friday, won three straight bouts to work his way into the thirdplace match. He lost by a pin against Byron’s Nelson Baker, but as the top four finishers advance to state this year instead of three, the heavy lifting had already been done.
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Hannah Koenig (left) and Shannon Lytle practice a one-on-one drill during Wednesday’s practice at Richmond-Burton.
Rockets likely to submit requests to host in-season tournaments • R-B GYM Continued from page C1 More often than they would like, the Rockets have one hour after school to squeeze in practice. The freshman and sophomore girls teams must practice at 6 a.m., and once this season the varsity girls team had to practice at a middle school because too many teams needed the gym. Shooting drills often are a casualty, especially the day before a game, when implementing game plans and preparing for their opponent is the priority. Finding that balance between working on strategy or skill is one of LuDois’ biggest challenges. “We don’t have gym space to get extra shots up, so there’s a lot of times where we can only do game prep,” LuDois said. “And that’s hard because we really need to work on our shooting. That’s the one thing that’s plaguing us so far. We try to get a balance, but a lot of times we can only focus on game prep.” When R-B does manage to get adequate gym time, it can be difficult hearing each other over the din of the workers, which frustrates coaches and players. But even if R-B had more gym space and time without distractions, LuDois said she doesn’t believe that
it would have drastically changed the Rockets’ record (14-11, 8-4 Big Northern Conference East Division). However, LuDois did say she believes her team would shoot much better and exhibit better fundamental skills during games. “I don’t think I’d be a different player, but I think we’d have a lot more time to work on skills and get more practice in like shooting and dribbling,” senior guard Alex Callanan said of getting more practice time. “Even if we have an hour practice or two hour practice, we still come in trying to be focused and work hard each practice.” Although R-B’s seniors won’t get to enjoy the spacious new basketball court, it’s hard to deny the positive boost the upgrades will give the program. The Rockets likely will submit requests to host postseason games as well as hosting in-season tournaments, and during the summer, camps can run with all levels playing at the same time. “It’s definitely exciting,” Callanan said. “Everyone goes and walks over there and looks to see how far they’ve gotten and what’s coming in new. It stinks for the seniors because we don’t get to use it, but I’m sure we’ll come back and visit the school so we’ll get to see it when it’s done.”
Huntley’s John Cazel also was under the state-qualifying time with a 1:00.79 as he placed second. Golden Eagles junior Alex Reinbrecht won meet MVP as he placed first in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events with times that he is proud of. “I’m pretty solid with my times,” Reinbrecht said. “I’m still in great position to drop some more time at sectionals and make state. I haven’t been resting at all and I won’t taper until state, so I’m pretty happy with where I’m at.” DeDina echoed his teammates’ positive outlook. “It’s really reassuring posting those times today,” he said, “because I wasn’t real confident coming in today because
I felt pretty crappy, but I really needed [those times] today. It’s reassuring, and now I know that me and Alex can make state and be fully tapered for state so we can come out guns blazing.” For Cary-Grove, it was a day that ended with one final jump in the pool, but this time holding a trophy. After being presented with the first-place trophy, the team and coach Rick Schaefer took the hardware for a swim. “It feels awesome,” Michael Hamann said of the win while clutching the trophy. “We’ve won each year I’ve been here and it’s special to be a part of.” Hamann had a banner day placing first in both individual events and first in both relays,
but he does have one problem. He entered the meet with a goal of bettering the All-American time standard in the 100 butterfly that he did by 0.33, as he swam a personal-best 50.40, but now he is faced with tough decision. “That was pretty big, but now I don’t know what I want to swim at sectionals,” the three-time state qualifier said. “It’s between the fly and the backstroke. I’m going to get second, third, fourth, fifth even sixth opinions and we’ll talk it over and see what’s best for me.” Trojans coach Rick Schaefer had this to say about the win and his team’s good swims: “The taper gods were good to us today.”
PR claims more berths to state meet NORTHWEST HERALD Prairie Ridge will be the favorite for the team title at next week’s girls gymnastics state meet and will have six individual competitors in various events. The Wolves, a co-op team with athletes from CaryGrove, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge, had the best score (149.525) out of the four sectionals. Lyons Township (149.250) was next. No other team scored more than 147. The state meet takes place Friday and Saturday at Palatine High School. Qualifying in the four events and the all-around competition will be Friday. The finals in four individual events will be Saturday, with the state championship team also determined that night. Those teams with athletes in the finals may improve their scores on Saturday. As expected, Prairie Ridge had more competitors land individual event atlarge berths when the four sectionals were completed. The top five finishers in each event from sectionals are automatic qualifiers. Then, after sectionals, the 12 top scores in each event and all-around are awarded state berths. Riley Mahoney, Rachael Underwood and Jada Berkland all qualified for the allaround. Mahoney also will compete in vault, balance beam and floor exercise. Underwood will compete in vault and uneven bars, while Berkland will compete
in vault, bars and beam. Also, Maddie Solka will compete in bars and floor, Dylann Perrone will compete in vault and Savanna Mensching will compete in beam.
BOYS BASKETBALL Jacobs 77, Cary-Grove 63:
At Algonquin, sophomore Chrishawn Orange scored 25 points to lead the Golden Eagles past the Trojans in their Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game. Blake Micel added 17 and Lake Ojo scored 14 for Jacobs (13-12 overall, 7-3 FVC Valley). C-G (10-12., 2-7) was led by Jason Gregoire with 26 points. Dean Lee had 13 and Matt Motzel added 11 for the Trojans.
Crystal Lake South 64, McHenry 38: At McHenry,
the Gators outscored the Warriors, 23-4, in the fourth quarter to roll to an FVC Valley Division win. The Gators (9-12, 4-6) were led by Austin Rogers, who scored 23 points, and Eric Schiller with 11. Damian Zalewski scored a team-high 12 points for the Warriors (9-14, 2-8).
Woodstock 60, Woodstock North 52: At Woodstock, Jor-
dan Turner dropped a gamehigh 26 points to send the Blue Streaks – who trailed, 32-28, at halftime – to an FVC Fox Division win. Andy Buhrow, who downed four 3-pointers, and Mitch Kohley added 12 points apiece for Woodstock (17-7, 7-3). Nick Herscha (16) led for the Thunder (8-16, 2-8).
Johnsburg 71, Grayslake Central 56: At Johnsburg,
Collin Ridout (14), T.J. Sigmund (11), Ben Dingman (10) and Kevin Dombrowski (10) shared scoring duties in a FVC Fox Division win for the Skyhawks (12-12, 5-5).
Hampshire 76, Grayslake North 57: At Grayslake, Ty-
ler Crater scored 27 points to lead the Whip-Purs (19-4, 7-2) past the Knights (13-10, 3-6) in their FVC Fox game. Ryan Cork added 20 for the Whips. A.J. Fish led North with 22 points.
Marmion Academy 67, Marian Central 39: At Aurora,
Dylan Fortin and Derreck Caldez scored eight points apiece in the Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division loss for the Hurricanes (3-26, 2-8).
Northeastern Athletics Conference Tournament: At
Rockford, Alden-Hebron fell to IMSA, 52-40, in the semifinals, but beat Christian Liberty Academy, 48-37, to capture seventh place. Greg Johnson scored a combined 38 points to lead all scorers for the Giants (10-15).
GIRLS BASKETBALL Harvard 39, Genoa-Kingston 33: At Harvard, Abby
Linhard knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and scored 15 points, and Randi Blazier added 10 in the Big Northern Conference East Division win for the Hornets (6-18, 2-7).
Richmond-Burton 37, Wauconda 33: At Wauconda, Han-
nah Koenig scored 11 points, and Sam Boettjer added 10 in a nonconference win for the Rockets (15-11).
• Chris Burrows contributed to this report.
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Rodriguez scores 8 of his 12 points in 4th quarter • BASKETBALL Continued from page C1
Rodriguez added 12 points, with eight in the fourth quarter. He hit both his 3s in that quarter. J.T. Beasley added 11 points for the Chargers. D-C lost three times to Huntley last season by a combined 11 points. “I don’t know the last time we beat them,” Chargers coach Lance Huber said. “We led every game we played them last year at halftime, but just couldn’t put them away.” Manning looked at his team’s shot chart and immediately found the Raiders’ downfall. “It was missed layups, period,” he said. “We missed 15 shots inside of 3 feet. Our defense was good enough, but we missed too many layups.” Amanza Egekeze led Hunt-
“I don’t know the last time we beat them. We led every game we played them last year at halftime, but just couldn’t put them away.” Lance Huber Dundee-Crown boys basketball coach
ley with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Only and Tommy Regan added eight each. “They’re a tough team. They played hard and physical,” Only said. “They hit their shots. Any time you think you’re about to put them away, they hit another big shot.”
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Lardy wins 145-pound title
McHenry’s Wade Lardy won a sectional title at 145 pounds and had to get through three ranked wrestlers to do it. Lardy, ranked No. 7 by illinoismatmen.com, defeated No. 2-ranked Justin Weber from Stevenson, 4-3, in the championship match. Warriors coach Will Gaddy said Lardy wanted to turn the tables on Weber and attack an opponent who normally is the attacker. “Wade wanted to beat Weber at his own game,” Gaddy said. “It kind of surprised [Weber].” In the quarterfinals, Lardy defeated No. 6-ranked Coord Wiseman from Barrington. In the semifinals, Lardy beat Harlem’s Fernando Silva, an honorable mention selection. The tough bracket was motivation for Lardy. “I was just really excited how tough my bracket was,” Lardy said. “I knew if I came in here excited, the outcome would be good.” Also for McHenry, Mike Infelise qualified for state with at fourth-place finish at 126. Crystal Lake South qualified three wrestlers to state. Nick Gil at 126, Eric Barone (132) and Nick Peters (138) all finished second to qualify. Gators coach Ross Ryan
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said the accomplishment was crystallized in the semifinals, where Barone and Peters were wrestling to get to state at the same time on adjoining mats. Ryan was coaching Peters to a close decision win while keeping an eye on Barone, who won in an ultimate tiebreaker. “To see [Barone] getting his hand raised simultaneously with [Peters], I was an emotional wreck,” Ryan said. Dundee-Crown’s Ray Griggel needed to beat Grant’s Connor Haran in the consolation semifinals to secure his place at state. Haran had beaten Griggel on Friday in the first round, 8-3, but Griggel learned from that experience. Griggel pinned Haran in the first period to punch his ticket to state. Chargers coach Bob Skillman said Griggel missed the first half of the season with an injury but got back to doing what he does best, being the attacker. “[Griggel] was the shooter. He was on offense all day long,” Skillman said. Also qualifying was Jacobs’ Austin Ryan, who placed second at 106, and Prairie Ridge freshman Travis Piotrowski, who won by pin in his 106-pound third-place match. Huntley’s Brandon Mabry came back from a close semifinal loss with two wins in the consolation bracket to qualify for state with a thirdplace finish.
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Fullerton returns to court after coach’s death Police suspect Quan, fiancée shot by ex-cop The ASSOCIATED PRESS
FULLERTON, Calif. – Jessica Palmer only made it a few seconds into the moment of silence before she had to wipe away tears. A teammate beside her couldn’t help it, either, and brought an arm up to her face. As much as the Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball team tried to return to normalcy Saturday, its first
game since the killings of assistant coach Monica Quan and her fiancée, Keith Lawrence, was almost too much to take. “It was hard, it was really hard,” junior guard Alex Thomas said after a 64-45 loss to UC Riverside. “Harder than I expected it to be. There’s just a lot of emotions that come into it – not being able to look down the line and see her standing up there with us. I know at least for me, it was really difficult ... it was hard not having her with us.” The game came six days after the 28-year-old Quan and Lawrence, 27, were found shot inside a parked car in the parking structure of their Irvine condominium. Police suspect
Christopher Dorner, a fired Los Angeles police officer who was reportedly represented in a disciplinary hearing by Quan’s father, Randal, a former LAPD captain. Additional security presence was noticeable in Titan Gym. Inside the entrance was a memorial, including Quan’s picture inside Monica Quan of a wreath along with flowers and a guestbook for fans to write messages for the coach they called “Coach Mo.” Fullerton players wore long-sleeve orange shirts that read “MO-tivation” on the front and “it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Quan was only in her second year with Fullerton but her influence appeared to be considerable. Fullerton coach Marcia Foster choked up during the postgame news conference and later said, “It was a challenge for me to come up here today” in front of a myriad of cameras. “We can’t say how sorry we are to Randal Quan and (mother) Sylvia Quan and (brother) Ryan Quan and the family of Keith Lawrence,” Foster said. “It doesn’t make sense to any of us, and you all know that young people shouldn’t have to experience this kind of tragedy. A family shouldn’t have to go through it. “I don’t think anybody feels like they’re healing right now. We feel
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Snedeker, Hahn tied for lead
No. 25 Irish beat Louisville in 5 OTs The ASSOCIATED PRESS
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Cameron Biedscheid scored on a layup with 1:19 left in the fifth overtime, and Eric Atkins and Pat Connaugton added free throws in the final 19 seconds as No. 25 Notre Dame overcame an eight-point deficit in regulation to beat No. 11 Louisville, 104-101, on Saturday night. Russ Smith had a chance to tie it, but his 3-point attempt missed before Notre Dame students flooded the court to celebrate. It marked the sixth time in the last eight meetings that a game between the Fighting Irish (19-5, 7-6 Big East) and the Cardinals (19-5, 7-4) went into overtime.
most of the way.
No. 14 Butler, 59, George Washington 56: At Washing-
ton, Rotnei Clark scored 14 points and Butler nearly blew a 17-point lead, going the last 7½ minutes without a field goal, before holding on for a victory over George Washington. Roosevelt Jones added 12 points for the Bulldogs (20-4, 7-2 Atlantic 10). Isaiah Armwood had 14 points and 11 rebounds for George Washington (11-11, 5-4).
UNLV 64, No. 15 New Mexico 55: At Las Vegas, Anthony
Bennett had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the UNLV. The Runnin’ Rebels (186, 5-4 Mountain West) came No. 2 Florida 83, Missis- in desperately needing a sippi St. 58: At Gainesville, win after surprising losses Fla., Mike Rosario scored 18 to Boise State and at Fresno points, Erik Murphy added State. Though they shot just 17 and No. 2 Florida (19-3, 9-1 37.1 percent (23 of 62) from the Southeastern Conference) field, the Rebels were 9 of 22 bounced back from a hum- (40.9 percent) from beyond bling loss earlier in the week the arc. Alex Kirk scored 17 points to thump Mississippi State. Casey Prather chipped in to lead New Mexico (20-4, 7-2). No. 23 Pittsburgh 62, No. 17 12 points and five rebounds. Gavin Ware scored 16 Cincinnati 52: At Cincinnati, points for Mississippi State Tray Woodall scored 14 points and led a late surge that sent (7-15, 2-8). Oklahoma 72, No. 5 Kansas Pittsburgh to a victory over 66: At Norman, Okla., Rome- Cincinnati, keeping the moro Osby scored 17 points, mentum going for one of the Steven Pledger added 15 and Big East’s hottest teams. The Panthers (20-5, 8-4) Oklahoma held off Kansas to give the Jayhawks their first have won seven of their past three-game losing streak in eight games overall and four of their last five on the road. eight years. The conference’s stingiest The Sooners (15-7, 6-4 Big 12) snapped a 10-game losing defense held Cincinnati (18-6, streak in the series and took 6-5) without a field goal over down a top 5 opponent for the the final 9 minutes, 21 seconds. No. 19 Oregon 73, Utah 64: first time since beating thenAt Eugene, Ore., E.J. Singler No. 4 Texas on Jan. 28, 2006. Freshman Je’lon Horn- had 21 points and Oregon beak went 4 for 6 at the free- overcame a poor start to end throw line in the final min- its three-game losing streak ute, just enough to keep the with a victory over Utah. Damyean Dotson added 16 Jayhawks (19-4, 7-3) at bay. No. 6 Gonzaga 74, Loyola points for the Ducks (19-5, 8-3 Marymount 55: At Spokane, Pac-12). Jason Washburn had 20 Wash., Kevin Pangos and Kelly Olynyk each scored points and seven rebounds 20 points, and Gonzaga beat for the Utes (10-13, 2-9). No. 20 Georgetown 69, RutLoyola Marymount to put itself on the brink of cracking gers 63: at Piscataway, N.J., Markel Starks scored 20 the top 5. Elias Harris added 16 points and Otto Porter took points and 10 rebounds for over down the stretch to lead Gonzaga (23-2, 10-0 West Georgetown over Rutgers. Porter had 15 of his 19 Coast). Anthony Ireland tied a points in the second half and career high with 30 points grabbed 14 rebounds for the to lead cold-shooting Loyola Hoyas (17-4, 7-3 Big East). Eli Carter had 23 points Marymount (8-16, 1-10). No. 8 Miami 87, North Caro- for the Scarlet Knights (12-10, lina 61: At Coral Gables, Fla., 3-8). No. 21 Missouri 98, MissisShane Larkin had 18 points and a career-high nine as- sippi 79: At Columbia, Mo., sists, and Miami hit a school Alex Oriakhi scored a careerrecord-tying 15 3-pointers to high 22 points and added 18 beat North Carolina for its rebounds, three blocks to lead Missouri over Mississippi. 11th straight victory. Phil Pressey had four asThe Hurricanes (19-3, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) sists to break Anthony Peelhave set a school record for er’s school record and had 22 ACC victories in a season points for Missouri (17-6, 6-4 Southeastern Conference). with eight games to go. Marshall Henderson had Reggie Bullock had 14 points for the Tar Heels (16- 16 points on 4-for-15 shooting for Mississippi (18-5, 7-3). 7, 6-4).
No. 22 Oklahoma St. 72, Texas No. 13 Kansas St. 79, Iowa St. 70: At Manhattan, Kan., 59: At Austin, Texas, Marcus Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and Angel Rodriguez added 20 as Kansas State knocked off Iowa State to take sole possession of first place in the Big 12. Korie Lucious led the Cyclones (16-7, 6-4) with 16 points and reserve Tyrus McGee had 15. The Wildcats (19-4, 8-2) held a slim 33-32 lead at the break in a game that remained close
Smart scored 23 points and Oklahoma State cruised past struggling Texas for the Cowboys’ fifth straight win. Markel Brown added 17 points for the Cowboys (17-5, 7-3 Big 12), who sputtered offensively for long stretches but used their own tough defense to clamp down on the Longhorns. Ioannis Papapetrou scored 15 points to lead Texas (10-13, 2-8).
like we’re just getting through.” Senior forward Lauren Bushong said the team had sleepovers and cook-offs the past couple of days to try to cope with the loss. Palmer became emotional when she talked about how Quan helped her deal with an injury. “Without her, I’m not quite sure I would have able to get through it,” Palmer said. “Being injured and whatnot, she was always there for me. I thought she was a great person.” An emotional Fullerton team never was really in the game. It received a round of hugs from Riverside coaches and players during the handshake, and fans cheered them as they walked off the court.
By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press
Wisconsin’s Ben Brust (top) celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot in the final second of regulation against Michigan on Saturday in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won, 65-62, in overtime.
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Badgers take down Wolverines in OT The ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Wis. – When Ben Brust tied the score at the end of regulation with a shot just from just inside midcourt, his teammate Mike Bruesewitz looked over at Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan and saw something unusual. His coach had both his arms in the air. “You know when he shows some emotion, you’ve done something pretty special,” Bruesewitz said. Brust hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as Wisconsin beat No. 3 Michigan, 65-62, on Saturday. “It was awesome, something I’ll remember forever, and I’m sure a lot of people will,” Brust said of the game, which ended with students storming the court and Bruesewitz taking the public address announcer’s microphone to thank the crowd as students celebrated around him. The Wolverines became the third top three team to lose this week as No. 1 Indiana lost to Illinois and No. 2 Florida was beaten by Arkansas. This should be the sixth straight week with a different No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25. Brust’s shot at the end of regulation was a dramatic turn of events for Wisconsin (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten) and a soul crusher for Michigan (21-3, 8-3).
No. 12 Michigan St. 78, Purdue 65: At West Lafayette, Ind., Branden Dawson scored 20 points and Keith Appling added 17 to lead Michigan State. The Spartans (20-4, 9-2) have won nine of their past 10 games and will have at least a share of the league lead regardless of what happens today when No. 1 Indiana visits No. 10 Ohio State. Purdue (12-12, 5-6) was led by Terone Johnson with 20 points and Ronnie Johnson with 15, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a fourth loss in five games or a fifth straight loss in the series. Iowa 71, Northwestern 57: At Iowa City, Iowa, Devyn Marble broke a lengthy slump with 21 points to help Iowa snap a twogame losing streak. Josh Oglesby added 10 for the Hawkeyes (15-9, 4-7 Big Ten), who won for only the second time in six games. Reggie Hearn had 13 to lead the Wildcats (13-11, 4-7), who lost for the third time in four games. Nebraska 67, Penn St. 53: At Lincoln, Neb., Dylan Talley had 16 points and Nebraska pulled away from Penn State (8-15, 3-8) early in the second half. Nebraska (12-12, 3-8 Big Ten) opened the second half with an 12-2 spurt that put the Cornhuskers up 41-26 on David Rivers’ free throws with 16:50 left.
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ISU upsets No. 16 Bluejays in the Big East. Syracuse points, going 5 for 7 from plays at home today against 3-point range, to lead the OMAHA, Neb. – Tyler St. John’s. Sycamores (16-8, 9-4 MVC). Brown scored 23 of his 27 Jalen Pendleton led all Brandon Young had 21 points in the second half points and six assists for scorers with 17 points for and Illinois State took ad- DePaul (10-13, 1-9), while the Salukis (9-15, 2-11). vantage of Creighton’s dis- Clahar and Donnavan Kirk SE Missouri 77, E. Illinois mal shooting to beat the added 16 points each. 64: At Cape Girardeau, Mo., 16th-ranked Bluejays, 75-72, Buffalo 59, N. Illinois 54: Marland Smith hit a schoolSaturday night. At Buffalo, N.Y., Javon Mc- record-tying nine 3-pointThe Redbirds (15-10, 6-7) Crea scored 16 points and ers and scored 29 points for have won six of their past Tony Watson had 14 points Southeast Missouri(13-13, seven after losing their first to help Buffalo beat NIU. 5-7 Ohio Valley). six Missouri Valley ConferAuraum Nuiriankh reAlex Austin led EIU (7ence games. The Bluejays corded a double-double with 18, 4-8) with 16 points, and (20-5, 9-4) lost their sec- 10 points and 10 rebounds Sherman Blanford had 11. ond straight, falling into a for the Bulls (9-15, 4-6 MidUT-Martin 77, SIU-Edthree-way tie for first in the American Conference). wardsville 68: At Martin, league. NIU cut its deficit to three Tenn., Myles Taylor scored No. 24 Marquette 89, De- points, 57-54, with 22 seconds 23 points and TennesseePaul 78: At Milwaukee, left in the game on Aksel Bo- Martin pulled away easily Vander Blue scored 18 lin’s layup. But the Huskies against SIUE. points and Junior Cadou- (5-17, 3-7) were held scoreless Terence Smith finished gan added 17 as Marquette the rest of the way. with 16 points and Mike Lihanded DePaul its eighth Indiana St. 66, S. Illinois abo added 15 points for the straight loss. 65: At Terre Haute, Ind., Skyhawks (7-17, 4-8 OVC). With the win, Marquette Jake Odum’s layup with 19 Jerome Jones led SIUE (17-5, 8-2 Big East) moved seconds to play led Indiana (8-13, 4-7) with 18 points and one-half game ahead of No. State past SIU. Kris Davis had 15 points 9 Syracuse for first place R J M a h u r i n h a d 1 6 and seven assists.
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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Brandt Snedeker had his ninth straight round in the 60s on Saturday. One more like that and he might really have reason to celebrate. Snedeker ran off four straight birdies along the prettiest part of Pebble Beach for a 4-under-par 68, giving him a share of the lead with 31-yearold rookie James Hahn going into the final round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. A runner-up in consecutive weeks to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, this time the spotlight belongs to Snedeker. “You never know Brandt what tomorrow holds, Snedeker but I feel like I’m in great position, and I’m going to be surely more prepared, no matter who is around me in the last group,” Snedeker said. “I’m probably going to have the most experience of anybody in those last couple groups of winning a golf tournament.” Hahn had a 66 at Spyglass Hill, making birdie on the last three holes to join Snedeker at 12-under 202. Chris Kirk birdied his last hole at Monterey Peninsula for a 64 and was one shot behind the leaders. Defending champion Phil Mickelson took a spill on the rocks below the 18th fairway. Mickelson was looking to see if his tee shot could be found – and played – when his right foot gave way and he landed hard on his back side, bracing the fall with his hands. “I got lucky,” Mickelson said. “I didn’t get hurt.” Not physically, anyway. Mickelson hit his next shot into the Pacific Ocean and had to scramble for a triple bogey, leaving him 11 shots behind and ending his hopes of a record-tying fifth win at Pebble Beach. Snedeker hasn’t had a better chance to win all year. He was seven shots behind Woods and six shots behind Mickelson going into the final round. Now he is tied with Hahn, who until now was best known for “Gangnam” celebration of his birdie on the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open. “He’s been playing great golf these last couple of weeks ... and it looks like this could be his week,” Mickelson said of Snedeker. “But final round at Pebble Beach, a lot of things happen and he has to play one more good round. I know he has it in him, but he still has to go do it.” Pebble Beach was simply majestic on Saturday, with a blazing sun shining across the Pacific coast and temperatures in the upper 50s.
Mediate leads Allianz Championship by 3 shots: At Boca Raton, Fla., Rocco
Mediate shot an 11-under 61 on Saturday, setting a course record and building a three-shot lead over Tom Pernice Jr. heading into the final round. Mediate is trying to become the 16th player to win his first start on the Champions Tour. He won six times on the PGA Tour and is probably best remembered for losing a playoff to Tiger Woods in the 2008 U.S. Open. Mediate had five consecutive birdies on the front nine, highlighted by a drive to the green at the par-4 seventh hole. He added three more birdies after the turn and closed with a birdie at the 17th and a 10-foot eagle at the 18th. It was the lowest round of Mediate’s career, one better than his 62 at Colonial in 2001, and it snapped the tournament record of 63 set by Craig Stadler in 2007. Mediate’s total of 128 through two rounds was three better than the 36-hole mark of 131 shared by Tim Simpson and Tommy Armour III.
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