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Girls swimmer of the year: McHenry’s Matthys made 1st trip to state meet ‘NO SUCH THING AS 100 PERCENT SAFE ICE’

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TCF Bank set to close 37 branches 5 county locations to be shuttered By LAWERENCE SYNETT lsynett@shawmedia.com

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cHenry County residents may be tempted this week to ice fish, skate, drive a snowmobile along the Fox River or play some pond hockey as temperatures dip to frigid levels. But area firefighters warn the cold weather doesn’t mean ice over a lake, pond or river is safe for walking or other winter activities. “There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice,” said Chris Bedore, dive rescue coordinator for Crystal Lake Fire Rescue. “Determining the strength of ice is extremely difficult, especially for an untrained individual.” Those inexperienced individuals can face grave consequences. A fall through the ice is always life threatening, said Bedore, who has 14 years of dive expertise at the Crystal Lake department. The extremely cold water and shock can instantly cause hypothermia, where the body loses heat faster than it can replace it. If body heat can’t be maintained, death is almost certain, Bedore said. A Johnsburg man drowned early last year after falling through ice in a pond near his home. In February 2012, residents in Grayslake made the evening news after saving four kids who fell through a frozen neighborhood pond. In almost any instance, people can follow general guidelines to determine the strength of ice and to recover from a fall through it. Temperatures need to be lower than 20 degrees for at least a week to

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Keep yourself safe Ice thickness safety guidelines for new, clear, solid ice: n 2 inches or less: stay off n 4 inches: ice fishing or other activities on foot n 5 inches: snowmobiles or ATVs n 8-12 inches: car or small pickup n 12-15 inches: medium truck Would-be rescuers should: n Immediately call 911 and use others to make a rescue n Reach the victim by extending items like tree branches or ladders n Throw items like a rope or hose for longer distances n Go to the victim, if all other options have failed

Source: Crystal Lake Fire Rescue make ice strong enough to be considered safe, Bedore said. The safety of the ice also depends on age.

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For children, two-inch-thick ice might be safe enough, but ice needs to be at least four inches thick to support adults. Children should be discouraged from venturing onto thin ice since adults may not be able to rescue them, Bedore said. Temperatures, snow cover, currents, springs and fish all affect the safety of ice, which can be a few feet thick in one area and inches thick a few yards away, Bedore said. Appearances also matter. Thin, white, cloudy or snow-covered ice is not safe, while ice that is clear or bluish is generally safe, Bedore said. “The most important tip is, ‘If you don’t know, don’t go,’ ” Grayslake Fire Lt. Rodney Buckley said. Buckley is a team leader on the dive rescue team for the Lake/ McHenry County Fire Departments Specialized Response Team. A team of divers from 45 area fire departments make up the rescue team, dispatched to assist individual departments in emergency situations. Buckley also speaks to high school students around the Grayslake area about ice safety. A common misconception he encounters from people is that clothes make it harder to swim.

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D-15 APPROVES TAX LEVY INCREASE Property owners can expect to pay an extra $30 on average to District 15 in property taxes next year, its chief financial officer said. The District 15 school board voted 5-2 for an 8.74 percent increase to its levy Tuesday, although it only expects to see about 1.7 percent of that increase. The district expects to collect only the $768,000 it is allowed under inflation, bringing the levy to $46 million. For more, see page B1.

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Five TCF National Bank locations inside Jewel-Osco grocery stores throughout McHenry County will close by the end of March. The closings are part of 37 bank branches in the Chicago area that will shut their doors as part of a realignment of retail banking resources meant to support the company’s strategic growth initiatives, according to a news release. Four branches in Lake County also will close, as well as a location in Barrington. “We determined our customer base at these branches could be served by other nearby TCF locations, enabling us to redirect resources to fund our growth initiatives,” said Thomas Jasper, TCF vice chairman of funding, operations and finance, in the release. “We are work-

County closings TCF bank branches in the Jewel-Osco stores in Spring Grove, McHenry, Cary, Woodstock and Algonquin are scheduled to close by the end of March.

ing aggressively to minimize the impact of these changes on our customers and we expect to retain many of the employees impacted by the consolidations.” Branches closing include those located inside grocery stores in Antioch, Zion, Spring Grove, Grayslake, Barrington, Wauconda, McHenry, Cary, Woodstock and Algonquin, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. Several of the locations to close are in northwest Indiana. TCF still will have 118 in-store Jewel branches

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Feds: 7K in state pick health plans Total is well under goal for Illinois By CARLA K. JOHNSON The Associated Press CHICAGO – More than 7,000 Illinois residents signed up for private insurance coverage in the first two months of the troubled HealthCare.gov website, less than 30 percent of the federal government’s projection for the state’s enrollment at this point of the rollout. Enrollment figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed the pace picking up in the state and nationally; 364,682 Americans signed up for private coverage under President Barack Obama’s new federal health law, including 7,043 in Illinois. In October, when the website was barely working, only 1,370 Illinois residents managed to select a health plan and sign up. The new figures mean an additional 5,673 people made it through the process in November as

By the numbers 7,043: Number of Illinois residents who successfully signed up for health insurance under Obamacare in October and November. Most of those people (5,673) signed up in November. 24,310: Illinois’ goal for health insurance sign-ups in October and November. 67,210: Illinois’ goal for health insurance sign-ups by the end of December. The state would need to have 60,167 people successfully sign up this month to meet that target. the government scrambled to make website repairs. Catching up on enrollment will be challenging. The target for Illinois was to have 24,310 people signed up by the end of November, according to an internal federal memo first obtained by The Associated Press.

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO – Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer – which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation – without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests. The research is aimed at curbing overtreatment, a big problem in cancer care. Treatments help many women beat the disease, but giving too many or ones that aren’t really needed causes unnecessary expense, trauma and lifelong side effects, such as arm swelling and heart troubles. Radiation can even raise the risk of new cancers. Several studies presented Wednesday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, an international conference on the disease, identify groups of patients who might be able to safely forgo certain treatments. One found that many older women can skip radiation after surgery for early-stage tumors. Two others suggest that surgery may not help patients whose cancer has already

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SURGERY Breast cancer has already widely spread in 5 to 20 percent of newly diagnosed patients, and at that point is usually incurable. The main treatment is chemotherapy or hormone treatments that attack cancer throughout the body. Sometimes doctors also remove the breast tumor in hope of prolonging survival, but this has not been put to a hard test. Dr. Rajendra Badwe, director of the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India, led a study of 350 women with widely spread cancers that had shrunk after initial chemotherapy. Half were given surgery to remove the breast or the lump plus any cancerous lymph nodes. The rest did not have surgery. After about two years, 40 percent of both groups were alive, suggesting that medicines are enough and that these women can be spared the ordeal of having all or part of a breast removed. A second study by Dr. Atilla Soran

of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center of nearly 300 women in Turkey also suggests surgery is not helping, though there were hints that some groups did better or worse. Surgery seemed to help if cancer had spread just to bone, and it appeared to do harm if it had spread to the liver or lungs.

RADIATION Most breast cancers are found at an early stage, and many women are treated with surgery followed by hormones or chemotherapy, plus radiation. But cancer medicines have gotten so good at lowering the risk of a recurrence that doctors wonder whether the radiation is still needed. It can cause heart and other problems, especially in older women, and three or four weeks of daily treatments can be a burden. Dr. Ian Kunkler of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland led a study of 1,326 patients 65 or older with early-stage cancers whose growth was driven by hormones. This is the most common form of the disease and the age group that accounts for most cases. Half were given radiation and half skipped it. After five years, roughly 96 percent

of both groups were alive, and most deaths were not from breast cancer. For every 100 women given radiation, “one will have a recurrence anyway, four will have a recurrence prevented, but 95 will have had unnecessary treatment,” Kunkler said. Since radiation did not affect survival or the risk of cancer spreading, skipping it “is a reasonable option.”

‘LIGHT’ CHEMO Doctors are unsure how to treat women with small tumors involving the gene that the drug Herceptin targets. Those tumors are low risk because they’re still confined to the breast, but high risk because the gene is thought to make them more aggressive. Some women get heavy-duty chemo, including drugs that can damage the heart. Dr. Eric Winer of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston led a study of 406 women given “light chemo” – paclitaxel plus Herceptin for 12 weeks, followed by nine months of Herceptin alone. More than three years later, only four had cancer recur in the same breast, and two had recurrences in other places.

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In protest, ‘Festivus’ pole put up at Fla. Capitol The ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In protest of a Nativity scene at the state’s Capitol, Florida resident Chaz Stevens has put up a Festivus pole with beer cans around it. Sound ridiculous? Stevens agrees, but he did drive about 450 miles from the Fort Lauderdale area just to add the six-foot pole. “What’s the point? There is no point. It’s ridiculous. This

is the most ridiculous thing I could come up with,” said Stevens, an atheist. “This is about the separation of church and state.” Because Florida considers the Statehouse rotunda to be a public forum, people can use the space to express themselves or protest, as long as they first apply with a state agency. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has put up a banner there

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Convict free in torture saga The ASSOCIATED PRESS PONTIAC – During his more than 30 years behind bars, Stanley Wrice insisted he was innocent, that Chicago police had beat him until he confessed to a rape he didn’t commit. On Wednesday, he walked out of an Illinois prison a free man, thanks to a judge’s order that served as a reminder that one of the darkest chapters in the city’s history is far from over. “It’s just an overwhelming feeling of joy, happiness that finally it’s over,” said Wrice, who was greeted by his two daughters, his attorneys and other supporters. He wore sweatpants, a dark jacket and baseball cap and carried a cardboard box filled with letters, photographs and legal papers – all of his possessions after three decades in prison. Wrice, who was sentenced to 100 years behind bars for a 1982 sexual assault, is among more than two dozen inmates – most of them black men – who have alleged they were tortured by officers under the command of former Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge in a scandal that gave the nation’s third-largest city a reputation as a haven for rogue cops and helped lead to the clearing of Illinois’ death row. Some of the prisoners have been freed; some are still behind bars, hoping to get the kind of hear-

CHAMPAIGN – House Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday sharply criticized corporate requests for tax breaks like those Illinois lawmakers considered this month and says he’s unlikely to support deals for companies that pay little in taxes. The influential Democrat also said Wednesday he wants to review how Illinois decides which companies get such tax breaks.

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Stanley Wrice (center), convicted of rape and sentenced to 100 years in prison in 1982, speaks to the media with his lawyer, Heidi Linn Lambros (left), and his daughter, Gail Lewis, as he leaves Pontiac Correctional Center on Wednesday. ing that Wrice got that eventually led to his freedom. Wrice’s case went all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court before he got that hearing. But it marked a major victory for other inmates and former inmates, because the courts said that no matter what other evidence authorities have against a defendant, a coerced confession could never be dismissed as “harmless error.” That means that if such a ruling is made, a case must return to the trial court, as was Wrice’s, for a hearing. In ordering Wrice set free and granting him a new tri-

al, Judge Richard Walsh said Tuesday that two officers had “lied” about the way they’d treated Wrice, who testified that the officers beat him with a flashlight and a 20-inch piece of rubber. A witness testified that he, too, was beaten by the same officers until he agreed to give false testimony against Wrice at trial. Wrice’s case also may play a role in one in which defense attorneys are preparing to argue next week that a judge should certify inmates with claims of torture as a class so they can proceed with a class-action lawsuit.

Madigan’s statement raises new doubts about recent legislation offering millions of dollars in tax incentives for Archer Daniels Midland Company, Office Depot and chemical distributor Univar to base headquarters in the state. That legislation stalled last week in the House. Since then, Office Depot – newly merged with Naperville-based OfficeMax – decided this week to stay in Florida rather than relocate to the Chicago suburb,

a loss of 1,600 jobs in Illinois. “We must resist the temptation to cave to corporate officials’ demands every time they impose a deadline for payment in exchange for remaining in Illinois, and end the case-bycase system of introducing and debating legislation whenever a corporation is looking for free money from Illinois taxpayers,” Madigan said in an emailed statement.

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is spending only about 7 percent of what federal officials say it should on smoking-prevention programs 15 years after a landmark settlement with tobacco companies over health risks, according to a study. The report released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids shows Illinois is 32nd among states and the District of Columbia in the amount of money from so-called “tobacco-generated revenue” that goes to prevention efforts. The campaign’s report determined how each state has spent billions of dollars so far from a lawsuit against big tobacco companies settled in 1998 with 46 states. Between settlement mon-

ey and tobacco taxes, Illinois is getting $1 billion for 2014. Just over $11 million is going to tobacco-use prevention. That’s 7 percent of the $157 million recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While it’s the same amount of money as Illinois spent in 2013, it’s a 17 percent increase over 2012. State Sen. Terry Link, who sponsored the 2008 law banning public indoor smoking, said while he’d like to spend more on cessation and prevention, Illinois has a fiscal problem and there are other ways to address the problem. One way, he said, is with legislation he sponsored last spring to ban smoking on college campuses. It passed the Senate but died in the House, and he plans to bring it back

this spring. “A lot of kids start smoking in college,” said Link, a Waukegan Democrat. “We’re in a financial situation and I’d like to do more than $11 million, but the key is to stop kids from smoking before they start. You hear so many smokers say, ‘If only I hadn’t started.’” Released this week, the report said the states have received not only $116 billion from the settlement, but $275 billion in taxes – in sum, “tobacco-generated revenue.” But the report said only 2.3 percent of it – about $9 billion – has gone toward trying to stop kids from starting. Only Alaska and North Dakota are spending money on prevention programs at the rate federal officials recommend.

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Key support in place for budget compromise Deal would raise federal deficits over 3-year span By ANDREW TAYLOR and DAVID ESPO The Associated Press WASHINGTON – A newly minted budget deal to avert future government shutdowns gained important ground Wednesday among House Republicans who are more accustomed to brinkmanship than compromise, even though it would nudge federal deficits higher three years in a row.

There was grumbling from opposite ends of the political spectrum – conservatives complaining about spending levels and liberal Democrats unhappy there would be no extension of an expiring program of benefits for the longterm unemployed. Yet other lawmakers, buffeted by criticism after last October’s partial government shutdown, found plenty to like in the agreement and suggested it could lead to future cooperation. The plan was announced Tuesday evening by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and quickly endorsed by President Barack Obama. A House vote was expected

as early as Thursday as lawmakers race to wrap up their work for the year. “A lot of folks will probably vote for it even though they would rather not support this type of legislation, but we have to get the spending issue completed so that there is some consistency in the future,” said Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called the agreement “a breath of fresh air” that could lead to further progress. Added House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, “If you’re for more deficit reduction, you’re for this agreement.” Boehner also took a swipe

at outside groups that helped steer Republicans toward the politically damaging shutdown and opposed the current deal before it was sealed. “They’re using our members, and they’re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous,” he said, evidently referring to the Club For Growth, Heritage Action and other organizations. Modest in scope, the deal underscores how much ambitions have shriveled since the summer of 2011, when Obama and Boehner held private but unsuccessful talks on a “grand bargain” to reduce deficits by $4 trillion over a decade. In the current climate, though, it means a return to

something approaching a routine, where spending committees will be able to write and pass individual bills each year, removed from the threat of a shutdown. As drafted, the bill would reverse $63 billion in acrossthe-board spending cuts scheduled to take effect in the current budget year and the next one, easing a crunch on programs as diverse as environmental protection and the Pentagon. It would offset the higher spending with $85 billion in savings over a decade from higher fees and relatively modest curtailments on government benefit programs. Nearly a third of the total

Groups Pilot who crashed in still hope Calif. unsure of skills for gun control The ASSOCIATED PRESS

The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWTOWN, Conn. – Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won’t lose the fight to reduce gun violence – no matter how long it takes. She is among a group of “accidental activist” parents brought together one year ago by almost unthinkable grief after the Newtown school massacre. The shootings were so horrific that many predicted they would force Congress to approve long-stalled legislation to tighten the nation’s gun laws. They did not. A divided Congress denied President Barack Obama’s calls for changes. The national gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association, is arguably stronger than ever. And surveys suggest that support for new gun laws is slipping as the Newtown memory fades. A new Associated PressGfK poll finds that 52 percent of Americans favor stricter gun laws, while 31 percent want them left as they are and 15 percent say they should be loosened. But the strength of the support for tighter controls has dropped since January, when 58 percent said gun laws should be tightened and just 5 percent felt they were too strong. After a year of personal suffering and political frustration, Hockley and other Newtown parents are fighting to stay optimistic as their effort builds a national operation backed by an alliance of well-funded organizations working to pressure Congress ahead of next fall’s elections. The groups are sending dozens of paid staff into key states, enlisting thousands of volunteer activists and preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars against politicians who stand in the way of their goals. It may well take time, they say, to counter the influence of the NRA on Capitol Hill. “I know it’s not a matter of if it happens. It’s a matter of when. This absolutely keeps me going,” says Hockley, who joined a handful of Newtown parents in a private White House meeting with Vice President Joe Biden this week. “No matter how much tragedy affects you, you have to find a way forward. You have to invest in life.” Hockley’s son Dylan was among 26 people shot to death – including 20 first-graders – last Dec. 14 inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. The shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, used a military-style assault rifle in a Friday-morning attack that ended when he killed himself. The shootings profoundly changed this small Connecticut community and thrust gun violence back into the national debate. Yet Congress has enacted no new gun curbs since the Newtown shooting.

WASHINGTON – The pilot of the jet that crash-landed at San Francisco’s airport last summer worried privately before takeoff about handling the Boeing 777, especially because runway construction there meant he would have to land the plane without any help from a common type of guidance system. And neither the trainee nor an instructor pilot in the cockpit said anything when the first officer raised concerns four times about the plane’s rapid descent. After the July 6 accident, which killed three people and injured more than 200, Lee Kang Kuk told National Transportation Safety Board investigators that

he had been concerned he might “fail his flight and would be embarrassed.” Lee’s backstory emerged Wednesday in documents released at an NTSB hearing called to answer lingering questions about the crash of Asiana Flight 214. Though Lee was an experienced pilot with the Korea-based airline, he was a trainee captain in the 777, with less than 45 hours in the jet. He had not piloted an airliner into San Francisco’s notoriously tricky airport since 2004, according to NTSB investigator Bill English. So far, the investigation has not found any mechanical problems with the 777 prior to impact, although testing is continuing, English said.

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TCF has 3rd most bank branches in Chicago area • TCF BANK Continued from page A1 throughout the Chicago area. “Our partnership has enabled both TCF and Jewel to grow in the Chicago market over the last 16 years, delivering convenient services that make the Jewel-Osco stores a primary destination for consumers,” Jasper said. The changes will result in TCF incurring a one-time pretax charge to earnings of about $7.6 million in the

corporation’s fiscal 2013 fourth-quarter earnings. With 199 locations, Wayzata, Minn.-based TCF has the third-largest number of branches in the Chicago metropolitan statistical area, according to Crain’s, trailing only market leader J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and retail player BMO Harris Bank. TCF also announced that it is expanding its ATM network in the area with 52 new machines in CTA el stations throughout the city of Chicago.

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• ICE SAFETY Continued from page A1 Clothes will absorb water, so people shouldn’t waste energy – and excess body heat – trying to take items off, Buckley said. “Don’t take off your coat, your boots, you just get yourself out of the water,” he said. If people find themselves in the frozen water, they should put their hands and arms on the unbroken surface

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of the ice, lie horizontal in the water and kick their feet to work back onto the surface, Bedore said. Once on the surface, people should lie flat on the ice and roll away from the hole in the water, he said.

67,036 have applied so far • OBAMACARE Continued from page A1 The state’s 1,500 enrollment counselors would each need to successfully sign up more than one person every single day of this month – about nine people each week – to catch up with what had originally been projected before the website failures: 67,210 Illinois residents signed up by the end of December. The administration had set a goal of signing up 7 million people by the end of open enrollment season March 31. State officials said there is still plenty of time for people to enroll. “These numbers show the federal website has improved but there is still more work to do,” Jennifer Koehler, the chief of the Illinois insurance marketplace, said in an email. “A lot of people still need coverage and have been exploring their options on Getcoveredillinois.gov. We can see this from the traffic on the website and from the reports we are getting from our statewide network of community

partners, who are helping consumers sort through their options and enroll every day.” Online insurance shopping is a key part of the nation’s health care law. Illinois is relying on the federal website because the Legislature didn’t approve a state-run marketplace. The federal site serving 36 states, including Illinois, continues to have issues. Just Tuesday there was an extended maintenance outage. Some states running their own websites are also having problems, but in general, the state-run sites are performing better than the federal site. Consumers face a Dec. 23 enrollment deadline if they want to have coverage starting Jan. 1. Enrollment continues through the end of March. The health law requires nearly every American to have insurance coverage or pay a tax penalty of $95 or 1 percent of income, whichever is higher. The new enrollment report said 67,036 Illinoisans have submitted applications on the new insurance marketplace since Oct. 1.

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Signer at memorial called a fake The ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG – As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm’s length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker. The incident, which outraged deaf people and sign-language interpreters watching the service broadcast around the globe, raised questions of how the unidentified man managed to crash a supposedly secure event attended by scores of heads of state, including President Barack Obama. It also was another example of the problems plaguing Tuesday’s memorial, including public transportation breakdowns that hindered mourners going to the soccer stadium and a faulty audio system that made the speeches inaudible for many. The man, who stood about

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President Barack Obama stands near a sign language interpreter during his speech Tuesday at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. South Africa’s deaf federation said Wednesday that the interpreter on stage for the memorial was a “fake.” a yard from Obama and other leaders, “was moving his hands around, but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for,” Bruno Druchen, national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa, said Wednesday. When South African Deputy President Cyril Rampa-

phosa told the crowd that former South African President F.W. de Klerk was among the guests, the man used a pushing motion unknown in sign language that did not identify de Klerk or say anything about his presence, said Ingrid Parkin, principal of the St. Vincent School for the

of Staff, said the U.S. has no plans to reopen negotiations on the hard-won text. Dempsey said he hasn’t started planning for a so-called “zero-option,” but may have to soon if Hamid Karzai doesn’t change his mind and sign the deal. Afghan security forces are still struggling against a resilient insurgency despite billions of dollars spent on training.

U.S., Britain halting nonlethal aid in Syria

Deaf in Johannesburg. The man also used virtually no facial expressions to convey the often-emotional speeches, an absolute must for sign-language interpreters, Parkin said. Collins Chabane, one of South Africa’s two presidency ministers, said the government is investigating “alleged incorrect use of sign language at the National Memorial Service,” but has not finished because it has been overwhelmed with organizing the public viewing of Mandela’s body in Pretoria and his funeral Sunday in his hometown of Qunu. He did not identify the man, but said the “government will report publicly on any information it may establish.” Four experts, including Druchen and Parkin, told the AP the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages and could not have been signing in any other known language because there was no structure to his arm and hand movements.

8WORLD BRIEFS General: Afghan pullout could reverse gains BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – America’s top military officer warned the withdrawal of most U.S. and allied forces from Afghanistan by the end of next year could reverse gains made in the war against the Taliban and destabilize the region. But Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs

BEIRUT – The U.S. and Britain said Wednesday they were suspending deliveries to rebels in northern Syria of nonlethal aid such as communications equipment and laptops after some of the gear was seized by Islamic militants. The decision reflected fears of the growing strength of

al-Qaida-linked forces among the rebels in the civil war, complicating the West’s goal of bolstering the moderate opposition and persuading President Bashar Assad to step down. Humanitarian aid such as food and blankets would not be affected, officials said, as a storm dumped snow and torrential rain in the region.

– Wire reports


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Thursday, December 12, 2013 • Page A7 • Northwest Herald • NWHerald.com 8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

State needs tax reform We’re disappointed – but not surprised – that Office Depot chose Florida over Illinois for its corporate headquarters. The office supply retailer based in Boca Raton, Fla., merged last month with OfficeMax under the Office Depot name. OfficeMax was based in Naperville. The company said it chose Florida because it thinks it can be more profitable there. Given Illinois’ tax climate, no one For the record should be surprised. Illinois ranks poorly against OfficeMax has other states when comparing more than 2,000 taxes and other business costs. corporate employThat needs to change. ees in Illinois, of whom 1,600 are based in Naperville. Office Depot plans to relocate some portion of those jobs to Florida, but did not say how many. Before making its decision, the new company sought tax incentives from both states. A tax incentive bill passed the Illinois Senate, but did not get a vote in the House. Regardless, we do not support a piecemeal approach to luring new businesses or keeping current ones in Illinois. As we’ve said in the past, these business-bybusiness negotiated deals are unfair to other businesses, particularly small businesses, which represent a large part of the economy. Continuing to give some big employers major tax breaks while not doing the same for others is not a viable long-term solution for Illinois’ poor business climate. For Illinois to really compete with other states – and countries – for jobs, it must take a hard look at real tax reform. Compared to other U.S. states, Illinois ranks 47th in corporate taxes, 33rd in sales taxes, 43rd in unemployment insurance and 44th in property taxes. Translation? Our taxes are too high. Combine that with an incompetent General Assembly and ineffective governor, and it’s no wonder we’re losing businesses to other states. With a watered-down pension reform legislation behind us, perhaps 2014 will be the year for tax reform. We won’t hold our breath.

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Auto bailout all but When President Barack Obama orchestrated the multibillion-dollar bailout of the U.S. auto industry in 2009 – GM and Chrysler were headed into bankruptcy, Ford was struggling – his many critics derided it as either a nefarious socialist plot or an attempt to buy the votes of autoworkers about to lose their jobs. In any event, the government made out like a capitalist when it began to sell its ownership shares in GM and Chrysler, and Obama did indeed win the industrial belt. USA Today, in its dissection of the 2012 presidential election, said, “In the end, there is no overestimating how large of a role that the auto industry bailout played in President Obama’s re-election.” The Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research believes the massive infusion of taxpayer funds – as much as $60 million on the two companies alone – saved 1.5 million jobs and stopped a wave of bankruptcies from sweeping through the industry’s suppliers. Thanks in no small part to that bailout and the economic recovery, November auto sales were 9 percent above a year ago with sales running at an annual pace of 16.4 million vehicles for the year, the strongest since February, 2007. Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press

8IT’S YOUR WRITE Kind grocery gesture To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I was with my father shopping at Jewel in Spring Grove. Because he says “hi” to everyone, they all know him. He proudly wears his WWII/POW hat. He turned 94 Dec. 7. He uses a cane, is blind in one eye, but he has all his wits. He knows what the date is before I do. A kindly gesture, a grocery shopper told one of the cashiers that she wanted to put some money toward my dad’s groceries. I was still shopping, and my dad was sitting on the bench near the cashiers, enjoying the people go by. I don’t know who did this, but I am hoping the person reads this. It had me in tears. What a beautiful gift from the heart. Thank you so much. Lexi Gargano Spring Grove

Politics over safety To the Editor: In July, Nunda Township Highway Commissioner Mike Lesperance began his easement work on Garden Lane and Running Iron Drive, diverting the direction of stormwater runoff and creating dangerous culverts without any engineering plans or the required county permits. Six months later, as snow and dangerous road conditions befall us, the depth and sheer drop-off from the roadway of these culverts make Garden Lane and Running Iron dangerous. All it will take is only one wheel off the pavement in

icy conditions and even the sturdiest of vehicles will flip. Why would Mr. Lesperance tolerate such dangerous roadways in Nunda Township? Because of his dispute with McHenry County as to who has authority over township roads. Isn’t it nice to know that our new Nunda highway commissioner puts politics above safety? This Christmas, I’m thankful that there’s a county government in place to keep guys like Mike Lesperance in check. Douglas Mann Crystal Lake

Be fair to D156 teachers To the Editor: In your article regarding the District 156 school board’s decision to declare an impasse in the contract negotiations with the teachers’ union (after only two negotiations with a federal mediator), you mention that, “The district’s finances no longer are in such dire straits and the financial future is starting to looking positive.” While I would claim this is an overly optimistic analysis of the district finances, it is true that the district has been able to operate with a balanced budget and has been able to make small investments in much-needed technology improvements. I am sure the board would like to take credit for that, but actually we need to thank our teachers. It is really a simple formula: increasing revenues in the form of an annual increase in the tax levy allowable under PTELL, coupled with a reduction in expenses.

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Any school district’s largest expense, by far, is personnel. For the past two years, the teachers agreed to a hard freeze of their salary, agreed to pay more of their insurance cost, and took a cut in extra-duty (stipend) pay. Therefore, the district’s single-largest expense has been reduced. Thank you, teachers! So, the teachers have shown their good faith and commitment to the district during the tough times. They deserve to be treated with respect by the school board. They deserve more than two negotiation sessions with the mediator. Get back to the table and negotiate a contract that is fair to all parties. Tracy Simon McHenry

Reeder’s 401(k) solution To the Editor: Mr. Scott Reeder, your introduction in your column (“Time has come for public pensions to give way to 401(k)s”) clearly articulates why teachers like myself are irritated with the General Assembly. Teachers are the only ones who are being asked to sacrifice to “fix”

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this system. How can teachers be the only ones to sacrifice when they are the only ones who always have made their payments into the pension plan? Teacher representation was locked out of negotiations to find solutions. You said it best: Politicians have “fixed” this problem over the past four decades by pushing the pain down the road. It is not surprising that the General Assembly and Speaker Michael Madigan wait until after the 2014 petition deadlines elapse to make a deal. You suggest to convert teachers to a 401(k). Your reasoning sounds plausible, yet is it practical? How can a state make payments for 401(k) when the system is already $100 billion underfunded by neglect? Would teachers now qualify for Social Security? If so, pension payments are less than school districts pay into Social Security. Are new taxes going to be passed to accomplish this or would it be further cuts in benefits that already are unconstitutional on the backs of teachers? Derek Gablenz Crystal Lake

Some things can’t be compromised, so we must speak up Last week, I stood in a small country church and sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic along with about 50 others celebrating the life of my 103-year-old grandmother, whose long life had come to an end. It was the hymn she requested be sung at her funeral. Voices rose thunderously in Brooklyn United Methodist Church as the congregants pounded out the words, “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.” I’ve always loved that song because of its uncompromising zeal to fight for freedom. Julia Ward Howe wrote the verses in 1862 while the nation was in the midst of the Civil War. One of its most stirring lines is: “Let us die to make men free.” One can imagine young men in blue marching into battle singing

that hymn. They were willing to give their lives for a cause bigger than themselves. There was no room for compromise in those words. Such sentiments are no longer politically correct. After all, compromise is the name of the game today. We are told there are no absolutes. “Go along to get along” seems to be the mantra of many in Springfield and Washington. It is no small wonder that in recent decades there has been a movement to reword that line in the great hymn to: “Let us live to make men free.” After all, is freedom really worth dying for? Yes, it is. The men who charged the beaches of Normandy knew that all too well. So did those who gave

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VIEWS Scott Reeder their lives at Hue and Iwo Jima. Imagine where we would be today if George Washington had chosen to compromise rather than fight. British tyranny would have prevailed, and the greatest nation on earth would never have been born. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognized the temptation to compromise and addressed it in his great “I Have a Dream” speech: “We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is

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the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.” Dr. King knew some things just were non-negotiable. Nowhere in that speech will you find the soothing balm of compromise. Those who are regular readers of this column know that I don’t often take a middle ground. As they say in Texas, “The middle of the road is a fine place to be – if you’re a dead armadillo.” Some things in life are nonnegotiable. In a recent column, I was blunt in explaining why the recent pension compromise was bad for our state and will do little to resolve the Land of Lincoln’s ongoing fiscal ailments. I wish I was wrong. I cannot,

however, remain silent on a matter that imperils the future of this great state. I have not the slightest doubt that the issue of pensions will be visited again and again in coming years because this “compromise” does little but saddle future generations of Illinoisans with our debt and likely will burden the current generation with higher taxes. Some will say, “Scott, the matter has passed and is now law. It’s time to remain quiet.” Some things, such as our children’s futures, cannot be compromised. So I will not be silent.

• Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute. He can be reached at sreeder@ illinoispolicy.org.

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CL PARK DISTRICT RECEIVES HONOR CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake Park District facility has been recognized as the best in its class by Illinois officials. The Illinois Park and Recreation Association recognized the renovated West Beach building with the Outstanding Facility Award for exceptional achievements in design and development. The West Beach building received the highest total points among the entries in its division and category throughout Illinois. The building, which was demolished in August 2012 and rebuilt in time for the 2013 beach season, features increased handicap accessibility, a patio overlooking Crystal Lake, family-friendly restrooms and showers and architectural compatibility with the surrounding neighborhood, among other highlights. A plaque promoting the award will be displayed in the West Beach facility, and the renovation project will be highlighted at the annual Illinois Association of Park Districts conference.

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D-15 approves levy increase Property owners can expect to pay extra $30 on average By EMILY K. COLEMAN ecoleman@shawmedia.com McHENRY – Property owners can expect to pay an extra $30 on average to District 15 in property taxes

next year, its chief financial officer said. The District 15 school board voted 5-2 for an 8.74 percent increase to its levy at its meeting Tuesday, although it only expects to see

about 1.7 percent of that increase. Board Secretary John O’Neill and board member Erik Sivertsen voted against the levy increase. A state tax cap ties the

amount that local taxing bodies, including school districts, can increase their levies by to the rate of inflation plus new growth. With not much expected in new growth, the district

expects to collect only the $768,000 it is allowed under inflation, bringing the district’s levy to $46 million. “We’re in a time of fiscal

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PARTICIPATION FOCUS OF CONCERT Voices in Harmony and McHenry County College Choir will present Sing-Along Messiah at 4 p.m. Sunday at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. The concert will feature a 25-piece orchestra and projections of the text being sung. Scores will be available for $10. Concert tickets are $15 to $18. Concert goers are encouraged to bring food or monetary donations for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. For information, visit voices-in-harmony.org.

CHURCH TO HOST ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR St. John’s Lutheran Church, 401 St. Johns Road, Woodstock, will host its annual Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event includes a cookie walk, candy sale and a luncheon cafe. For information, call Matt Hooper at 815-482-4686.

COOKIE SALE TO AID MISSION PROGRAM The 22nd annual Cookie Walk will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, 8505 Church St., Crystal Lake. Homemade butter cookies, breads and candies will be sold for $8 a pound. Proceeds will benefit the church’s mission program. For information, call 815-4591132 or visit www.rclpc.org.

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Jeramy Morgan (left), 7, of McHenry and his twin brother, Joseph, read jokes to each other and color while relaxing at home Tuesday. The Greenwalds have been waiting for a Big Brother for over a year. They are part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County’s 12 Kids of Christmas campaign, which is aimed at pairing 12 kids with mentors over the holiday break.

Local organization seeks mentor for area youth By JIM DALLKE jdallke@shawmedia.com McHENRY – Seven-year-old twins Joseph and Jeramy Morgan may look identical, but their interests couldn’t be more different. Joseph loves to draw and wants to be an art teacher when he grows up. Jeramy is more active and loves to play outside. With the twins, plus her 11-year-old daughter, Madison, single mother Tiffani Greenenwald has a lot of different personalities to care for. She signed the twins up for Big Brothers Big Sisters to be able to give all her children more one-onone attention, and 15 months later they are still on the organization’s waiting list. “The boys really don’t have any male role models,” Greenenwald said. “I really think that a Big Brother would help.” On Thursday, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County

Jeramy and Joseph play on their tablets while relaxing at home Tuesday. launched its 12 Kids of Christmas campaign, which is aimed at finding mentors for a dozen children on the organization’s waiting list.

“The reason we started this is because we are always looking for volunteers,” said Dana Briscoe, volunteer, recruitment and enroll-

ment coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County. “We always have kids on the waiting list… These are children that need a mentor in their life.” There are 32 children, five girls and 25 boys, on the organization’s waiting list. Some – like Joseph and Jeramy – have been waiting for more than a year. “Generally, the children on the list are from a single-parent home or a home lacking two positive role models,” Briscoe said. “We also have several children being raised by grandparents who can’t get out as much. Those children need someone who can be more active with them.” Joseph and Jeramy’s father died five years ago, and as they have gotten older Greenenwald has seen the need for a male influence in their lives. “A male role model just to take

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Betty L. Anthony 79, Marengo Douglas J. Bruce 70, McHenry James J. Ennis 75, Huntley Ruth Hisel 78 Julie A. Jessie 76, Woodstock Susan K. Kimble 56, Crystal Lake Rose E. Vitek 88 Marjorie L. Wheeler 91, Rockford OBITUARIES on page B3

Marshalls in CL to Opera House lighting upgraded Two-phase project close after holidays will total $151,000 By JEFF ENGELHARDT jengelhardt@shawmedia.com CRYSTAL LAKE – Holiday shoppers planning to stop in the Crystal Lake Marshalls will have one final season to make a trip before the department store closes its doors in mid-January. T J X C o m p a n i e s , p a rent-company of Marshalls and T.J. Maxx, announced the Marshalls at 6120 B Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake would close its doors a couple of weeks into 2014. Colleen Beauregard,

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spokeswoman for TJX Companies, said the closure was a result of ongoing company assessments, and that the T.J. Maxx location at 230 Northwest Highway would

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in replacement costs By SHAWN SHINNEMAN sshinneman@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – Streamlining of cables and the installation of new LED fixtures and dimmers are brightening the outlook of the lighting setup at the Woodstock Opera House. The second of a twophase project to update old equipment will get going in January when contractors install 96 new dimmers to replace 36 old ones. They’ll

also rearrange and add circuits. During the first phase, completed earlier this year, the Opera House got a new digital lighting control console, LED stage lighting fixtures and low-voltage wiring. Phase one of the project cost the city about $86,000. Contracts for the second phase were approved by the City Council last week at a cost of about $65,000. The improvements up efficiency while pulling lighting components into a more organized state, Opera House Director John Scharres said. “Because they’ve been added over periods of time,

they’re in different housing, have different configurations,” he said. “We’re taking the opportunity to straighten all of this out and make it essentially state of the art.” The LED lighting fixtures installed earlier this year open up color options for the theater. Previous fixtures were white lamp stage lights, colored by shaded gels. The new LED lights have the ability to, through digital controls, come up with just about any color instantaneously. “It’s a fraction of the size of what’s currently doing the work and expands our capability by a significant margin,” Scharres said.


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Crystal Lake Public Works employee Rick Utech operates a front-end loader to move piles of snow from a downtown parking lot to be transported to the city’s compost site. The Public Works Department is responsible for the city’s snow and ice control program on 175 miles of public streets within Crystal Lake. The city is divided into 19 snow routes and 8 cul-de-sac routes, taking between four to six hours to plow depending on the severity of the snowstorm.

Fox Lake approves levy increase Village expects to use funds for labor costs, capital improvements By EMILY K. COLEMAN ecoleman@shawmedia.com FOX LAKE – Pointing to rising labor costs and a number of capital improvements, the Fox Lake Village Board approved a 5 percent increase in the amount it collects in property taxes. The village doesn’t expect to collect all of the additional $169,000 it asked for, Village President Donny Schmit said. A state tax cap limits how much some local governments can increase their levies by tying the increases to the rate of inflation,

which will be 1.7 percent on next year’s property tax bills. First-year growth is not subject to the cap. While the village is pushing for new development, it doesn’t expect to capture much in the next property tax cycle, Schmit said. The board also plans to ask residents in a March referendum for permission to take out $6 million in bonds to resurface streets. About 16 miles of streets are high-priority projects, Schmit said, adding that by financing the street improvements and doing them all at

once, the village can get a better per-block rate. The village also is looking to take out a $3.1 million loan with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to build a new water tower and main in the Holiday Park subdivision. The loan would be paid using revenue from a rate hike passed earlier this year. The remainder of the extra $1 million a year generated by the increase will go toward other water and sewer infrastructure improvements and repairs. Fox Lake ran a surplus of $392,000 last year, ending fiscal 2012-13 with $4.9 million in its general fund, which translated to 163 days of cash on hand, according to annual financial statements submit-

ted to the state. Some of that came from a rise in sales tax and video gambling revenue, Schmit said. The plan is to use that money to hire a community development director and improve public transportation. The village is in the midst of negotiating a contract with its 911 center employees, who recently unionized. The three-year contract with employees of the Fox Lake Fire Protection District, which the village subsidizes, expires next year. The village also is in the middle of contract negotiations with its police and sewer department employees, both of which include salary increases. The cost of health insurance also is expected to rise.

CRYSTAL LAKE – Arianna Gillespie had been alive a mere 16 months when her liver began to rapidly deteriorate. The Lake in the Hills toddler spent a week in the hospital, diagnosed with acute liver failure and pancytopenia – a disease that causes an abnormally low level of blood cells produced by the bone marrow. In desperate need of a liver transplant, Gillespie spent only two days on the waiting list because of her age and condition before undergoing the transplant procedure at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago on Aug. 6. “She was really lucky because there was an immediate need for a liver,” said her aunt, Diana Kamysz. “She’s doing really well now and even starting to come off some of the medication.” Working through The Children’s Organ Transplant Association, McHenry County volunteers are attempting to raise $50,000 for Gillespie’s family to help in the road to recovery. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant related expenses. The cost of transplants often exceeds $500,000. Nick’s Pizza and Pub, located at 856 Pyott Road in Crystal Lake, will host a fundraiser Wednesday to help the cause. Between 4 and 10 p.m., 15 percent of all proceeds on dine-in or carryout orders will go to help the Gillespie family pay medical bills. Patrons only

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department. Tuesday also marks the beginning of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which will include local efforts. Woodstock police are planning special DUI patrols throughout the month. For information, contact Sgt. Dennis Leard at 815-338-2131 or dleard@woodstockil.gov.

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need to bring a flier that can be accessed at www.COTAforAriannaG.com on the Activities and Events link. For those who cannot make the fundraiser, donations can be made directly through the website. Family and friends have already raised $7,181.50 of the $50,000 goal. Don Gillespie, Arianna’s grandfather, said community support has been strong and family, friends and those who reach out to help have been inspired by his granddaughter’s amazing recovery. Her recovery has gone so well she was removed from the bone marrow transplant list after her blood count regenerated at a faster-than-expected pace. She also has improved enough to receive blood treatment locally instead of needing to make the trip to Chicago. “Hopefully she won’t have any memories of everything she went through because she has gone through an awful lot,” Don Gillespie said. “But she’s more active now and more like a little girl. It’s just amazing to see her transformation.”

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18-month commitment required Surplus will pay off debt certificates • MENTOR Continued from page B1 them to a baseball game would be great,” Greenenwald said. “I normally take them to a baseball game every year, but it’s me, Mom. They see me every day. It’s not the same as it would be if there was some kind of a male figure to do it.” Joseph said he would love the chance to be matched up with a Big Brother who could

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take him to things outside the house, like art galleries. “I’d love it,” Joseph said. “I’m usually just sitting around the house or going to school. And watching TV and playing on my tablet, it’s getting a little boring. “I’d like to go to art places because I really love art.” Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County requires an 18-month commitment from its mentors. Mentors must meet with their children two

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Born: Jan. 8, 1934; Belvidere, IL Died: Dec. 10, 2013; Rockford, IL Betty L. Anthony, age 79, of Marengo, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. She was born January 8, 1934 in Belvidere, to Alfred and Ethyl Dunker. She married Wylie “Doc” Anthony on December 28, 1956, in Dubuque, Iowa. She attended Marengo schools, graduating from Marengo High School class of 1951. She enjoyed RV-ing, sewing and crafts, and was a collector of dolls. Betty was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Marengo. She is survived by her children, Lisa Anthony, Doug (Lynne) Anthony; grandchildren, Caitlin (Josh Wagner) Anthony, Jake Anthony; sister, Donna DunkerAckman; sisters-in-law, Arlene (Robert) Persinger, Lydia (the late Pete) Anthony; and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, “Doc”. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson St. Marengo. Visitation will continue from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am funeral service on Friday, December 13, at the church. Interment will be in Highland Garden of Memories, Belvidere. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Tuition Assistance Fund at Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences visit www.marengounionfuneral home.com

Send information to obits@ nwherald.com or call 815-526-4438. Notices are accepted until 3pm for the next day’s paper. Obituaries also appear online at nwherald.com/obits where you may sign the guestbook, send flowers or make a memorial donation.

JAMES J. ENNIS Born: Oct. 26, 1938; Bristol, PA Died: Dec. 10, 2013; Barrington, IL

James J. Ennis, age 75 of Sun City, Huntley, passed away on Tuesday evening, December 10, 2013, following a lengthy illness. He was born October 26, 1938 in Bristol, Pennsylvania, the son of David J. and Ruth (Wilson) Ennis. He was raised and educated in Bristol, attending St. Mark's School and graduated from Marist Seminary in Langehorn, Pennsylvania. He was united in marriage to Catherine Bossler, on August 26, 1961, and was drafted into the United States Army. Following his discharge, the couple made their home in Bristol, and Jim worked as an accountant for Stauffer Chemical and later, National Starch. His career would move the couple to Michigan and later Island Falls, Maine. He retired in 1999, and they moved to Illinois, and to Huntley in 2003. He enjoyed singing in choirs, he was a member of the Rackham Choir, The Papal Choir in 1986, and was a member of the Prairie Voices. He enjoyed acting, and was a member of the Sun City Theatre DOUGLAS J. BRUCE Company. He was a 4th Degree Born: June 15, 1943; Glendale, CA Knight and he and his wife enjoyed Died: Dec. 5, 2013; Waukegan ballroom dancing. He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine, of Huntley; his devoted Douglas Jerry children, Michael (Nancy) Ennis of Bruce, age 70, of Madison Heights, Michigan, and McHenry, passed away on Thursday, Mary (Michael) Fisher of Crystal Lake; his precious grandchildren, December 5, 2013 Allison, Leah, Emma and Lauryn; and in Waukegan. his cousin, Alfred (Dot) Eastlack of Born on June 15, Florida. 1943 in Glendale, He was preceded in death by his California, he was the son of Burtrand son, Steven. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 and Beverly Bruce. p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013, Douglas was a graduate of Embry- at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Riddle Aeronautical University in California and proudly served in the Road, Huntley. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on U.S. Air Force. He was a pilot for Saturday, at St. Thomas the Apostle American Airlines and was an Catholic Church, 453 Pierson Street, independent insurance agent for Crystal Lake. Burial will be in New York Life. He was passionate St. Mark's Cemetery, Bristol, about boating and was very Pennsylvania. involved with the Lyons Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may He is survived by his twin sons, be made to JourneyCare Ryan Bruce and Joel Bruce; his Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Road, grandson Riley Bruce; and his nephew and niece, J.D. and Jennifer. Barrington, IL 60010, or Family Alliance, 2028 N. Seminary Avenue, Preceding him in death were his Woodstock, IL 60098. parents, his brother Larry Bruce, For more information, please call and his sister, Susan Kennedy. The visitation will be from 4:00pm 847-515-8772, or online until 8:00pm, Thursday, December condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com 12, 2013 at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave (IL Rt. 176), Crystal Lake. RUTH HISEL Online condolences may be sent to his family at www.davenport Ruth L Hisel 78, family.com. passed away on For information, please call November 22, 2013. 815-459-3411. She is survived by her loving husband, of 63 years Arthur Hisel; daughter, Donna Piper; sons, Ron (Mariann),

to four times a month and can do whatever activity the Big chooses. Mentors must pass a background check and will go through training before becoming a Big. To volunteer or learn more, call 815-385-3855 or visit www.bbbsmchenry.org. “I’m super hopeful [they’ll get matched with a Big],” Greenenwald said. “I think that they would do so well with some kind of a male role model.”

nna Pip ; , Ron (Mariann), Robert (Brenda), Dennis (Janet), and Rodney (Valerie); seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and four more on the way. Ruth was a travel consultant for Worldwide Traveler for 16 years, and a volunteer for Reading Seeds in Tucson for seven year. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family dearly. She cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren, displaying the love and dedication only a grandmother can. She will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Peppi's House Hospice Tucson, 5301 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712. Visitation and fellowship will be held Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm with a Celebration of Life Service following at 2:00 p.m. at Fellowship of Faith Lutheran Church--6120 Mason Hill Rd, McHenry IL 60050

• LEVY Continued from page B1 uncertainty, certainly from the federal and state governments,” District 15 Superintendent Alan Hoffman said. “The government isn’t always paying their bills. Sometimes they prorate them. Sometimes they don’t pay them at all.” The district had about $38 million, or the equivalent of

A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 9:00 AM until time of services, 10:00 AM at the Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home, 7715 West Route 14, in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Interment will be at Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Memorials in her name may be made to The Nature Conservacy, www.nature.org. For information: 815 455 2233 or skajafuneralhomes.com

ROSE E. VITEK Born: Feb. 26, 1925; White City, IL Died: Dec. 10, 2013; Barrington, IL

Rose E. Vitek, born February 26, 1925 in White City, Illinois, died December 10, 2013 in Barrington, at the age of 88. In Chicago on June 1, 1946, she married George F. Vitek. She was a JULIE A. JESSIE summer resident of Burtons Bridge since 1946, and a permanent Born: Dec. 12, 1936; resident beginning in 1960. Cambridge City, IN Throughout her adult life, she was Died: Dec. 8, 2013; Woodstock, IL an excellent homemaker as well as Julie A. Jessie, age a kind and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, 76, of Woodstock, and neighbor. and formerly of She was preceded in death by her Cary, passed away December 8, 2013, parents, Frank and Bertha Smetana; husband, George; sister, and from injuries brother. sustained in a car She is survived by her sons, Donn accident. She was born December 12, 1936 (Allyson) Vitek, Larry (Mary) Vitek, and Robert (Monica) Vitek; in Cambridge City, Indiana. The grandchildren, Laura (Ken) Colby, daughter of Harry A. and Emily Becky (Greg) Vaughn, Kathryn (Kursner) Colvin. (Philip) Hinsdale, Shana (Eric) Julie is survived by her husband, Kessel, Ryne Vitek, and Michael Dale V. Jessie, whom she married April 13, 1963 in Flat Rock, Michigan. Vitek; great-grandchildren, Madison, Carsyn, Caden, Carter, Also surviving are her three children, Emily (Dan) Mullens, Paul Gabriella, Whitney, Lyla, and Olivia. Arrangements for Rose will be (Dana) Jessie, Marggy (David) Ellis. private. Her ten grandchildren, Emily Ruth Memorial donations in her name Mullens, Nick Mullens, Jesse may be made to the JourneyCare Mullens, Kyle Jessie, Luke Jessie, Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Layla Jessie, Annika Jessie, Jack Barrington, IL 60010. Ellis, Julia Ellis and Gretchen Ellis. To leave the family online Three brothers, Jim (the late Betty) condolences, please visit Hardman, John (Sandy) Colvin and www.davenportfamily.com or call Jay (Bunny) Colvin. Many nieces, the funeral home at 815-459-3411 nephews and cousins. for information. Julie taught at Flat Rock High School in Michigan, from 1959-1962, as well as Lake Orion High School in Michigan, from 1963-1965. MARJORIE L. WHEELER Visitation at the Kahle-Moore Born: Jan. 23, 1922; Belvidere Funeral home, 403 Silver Lake Rd., Died: Dec. 8, 2013; Rockford Cary, from 4:00 until 8:00 PM Friday, December 13, 2013. Funeral Marjorie L. Wheeler, age 91, of Service, Saturday December 14, at Rockford, formerly of Belvidere, 10:30 AM at the funeral home. passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, Burial McHenry County memorial December 8, 2013. park. Marjorie was born January 23, For information: 847-639-3817 or 1922, in Belvidere, daughter of kahlemoore.com Elmer and Luella (Aves) Ollmann. Marjorie was a kind, loving, SUSAN K. KIMBLE caring, generous person with good Born: Date; Elgin humor and lived life to the fullest. Died: Dec. 9, 2013; Crystal Lake She is loved and will be missed by her daughter, Sandra (Cameron) Brenner; grandchildren, Heather Susan K. Kimble, age 56, died at (Eric) Jernstad, Garret (Jodi) her home in Crystal Lake on Wheeler and Amy Wheeler; greatMonday, December 9, 2013. She was born in Elgin, Illinois, the grandchildren, Logan Jernstad, Emerson Wheeler, Jack Wheeler and daughter of Robert and Carol Aiden Wheeler. (Rooney) Kimble. She is preceded by her parents; She is survived by her mother, husband, Glenn; and son, Gary. Carol, and her father, Robert; two Services will be held at 11:00 AM, sisters, Linda (William) Hiatt and Friday, December 13, 2013 at BuckBarbara (Craig) Petersohn; a Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, brother, John (Angela)Kimble; her 218 West Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, niece, Megan Petersohn and with the Rev. Amy Poust officiating. nephews, Eric Hiatt and Robert Visitation will be held from 5:00Petersohn. 7:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, Susan had a heart of gold. She 2013 at the funeral home. loved people, gardening, and To express your condolences or animals especially birds. She was a real fun loving, caring, witty person light a candle, please visit www.buckwheelerhyland.com with a zest for life.

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289 days of cash on hand, in the bank, according to a 2012 financial report. In ranking the financial health of districts, the state sets 180 days as the minimum to receive its top score. The board is set to use its surplus to pay off debt certificates, saving the district $535,000 in interest, said Mark Bertolozzi, the district’s chief financial officer. It directed staff to put together details on how that would work.

The district still will hold general obligation bonds, which were taken out for various capital improvements, including the construction of McHenry Middle School, Bertolozzi said. Those loans cannot be retired early. The board’s finance committee also decided against refinancing the bonds because the district has the funds to pay the bonds and refinancing would cost the district more over the long run.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Elsa F. Ackman: A memorial visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Betty L. Anthony: The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson St., Marengo. The visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Dec. 13, at the church. Interment will be in Highland Garden of Memories, Belvidere. Douglas J. Bruce: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Davenport Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. James J. Ennis: The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 453 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. For information, call the funeral home at 847-515-8772. Frank M. Gurgone Jr.: The visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home, 7715 W. Route 14, Crystal Lake. Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, proceeding to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church to celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 815-455-2233. Ruth L. Hisel: The visitation and fellowship will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, with a celebration of life service following at 2 p.m. at Fellowship of Faith Lutheran Church, 6120 Mason Hill Road, McHenry. Dr. Patrick M. Hourigan: The visitation will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at St. Francis de Sales Church, Lake Geneva, Wis., followed by Mass celebration at 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Jan M. Iverson: Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard. The memorial service will follow at noon at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Jerome Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 815-943-5400. Julie A. Jessie: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the funeral home. Burial will be in McHenry County Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 847-639-3817. Susan K. Kimble: The visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Satur-

day, Dec. 14, at Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home, 7715 W. Route 14, Crystal Lake. Interment will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 815-455-2233. Elizabeth Majko: The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Prayers will be said at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home, proceeding to St. John the Baptist Church, Johnsburg, for the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass celebration. Interment will be private. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. John E. Moats: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Lutheran Church for All Saints in Fox Lake. Rose Marie Moon: A gathering to remember Rose Marie will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the American Legion in Belvidere. Yvonne R. Rockenbach: The visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Dec. 26, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Following the service, there will be refreshments served at the funeral home. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Linda K. Russell: The visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, followed by the memorial service at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-3852400. Willard D. Smith: The visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the funeral home. The interment will follow the service at River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. For information, call 815-459-3411. Marjorie L. Wheeler: The visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at BuckWheeler-Hyland Funeral home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Milton S. Whitney: The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 815-5688131. John M. Wozniak: The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Haben Funeral Home & Crematory, 8057 Niles Center Road, Skokie. The funeral will be at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home, proceeding to St. Peter Catholic Church, Skokie, for a 10:30 a.m. Mass celebration. Interment will be in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Skokie. For information, call 847-673-6111.

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County foreclosures decline ing to RealtyTrac, a foreclosure listing firm based in California. Foreclosures statewide fell 37 percent compared to November 2012 and dropped 15 percent since October. More than 113,000 homes entered the foreclosure process in November, compared to almost 134,000 in October and more than 180,000 in November 2012. While foreclosures remain a concern in select states, the number of U.S. homes entering the path to foreclosure or winding up repossessed by lenders has fallen to levels not see in more than six years. The trend is the latest sign foreclosures are becoming less of a national factor on the housing recovery and more of a state and metropolitan-area concern.

Lenders initiated foreclosure action against 52,826 U.S. homes in November, down 10 percent from the previous month and a drop of 32 percent from November last year, according to new data from foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. The last time the tally of monthly foreclosure starts was lower was in December 2005, the firm said. Foreclosure starts increased last month on an annual basis in 15 states, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Oregon. While fewer homes entered the foreclosure pipeline in November, the number of homes completing the foreclosure process also declined. All told, lenders took back 30,461 homes last month, down 19 percent

from October and a decline of 48 percent from November last year, RealtyTrac said. Overall, completed foreclosures sank to the lowest level since July 2007, the firm said. The number of homes repossessed by banks increased on an annual basis in only five states: Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, Maine and Iowa – all states where the courts must sign off on foreclosures, a factor that typically draws out the process longer than in other states. Some of the decline in foreclosure activity last month was due to a seasonal slowdown as the end of the year draws near.

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Sea Level Diving to host grand opening CRYSTAL LAKE – Sea Level Diving is hosting a grand opening at its new facility, 269 Liberty Road, Crystal Lake, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. During the grand opening event, the pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for certified divers. Customers can bring a friend for a free Discover Scuba lesson and be entered to win a free scuba course. The Discover Scuba lessons start at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Participants must register in advance by calling 815-479-0966. The store will be offering discounts on dive gear, scuba packages and nearly everything else in stock, according to a news release. Visitors will also get a chance to win scuba gear in two drawings. For information, call 815479-0966 or visit www. sealeveldiving.com. AP photo

Cindy Whitehead holds a tablet of flibanserin in her office at Sprout Pharmaceuticals in Raleigh, N.C. The company said Wednesday it has reached an impasse with the Food and Drug Administration over the drug. The daily pill is designed to increase libido in women by acting on brain chemicals linked to mood and appetite.

Libido drug in limbo Female sex pill maker reaches impasse with FDA By MATTHEW PERRONE The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The multi-decade search for a pill that boosts sexual desire in women has hit another roadblock, raising questions about the future of efforts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra. Sprout Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday it has reached an impasse with the Food and Drug Administration over its drug, flibanserin. The daily pill is designed to increase libido in women by acting on brain chemicals linked to mood and appetite. The FDA questions whether the drug’s benefits outweigh its risks, considering its “modest” effectiveness and side effects including fatigue, dizziness and nausea. Sprout, based in Raleigh, N.C., said it is appealing an October letter from the FDA that denied approval and asked for more information. But chances for approval appear slim: Of the 17 appeals FDA considered last year, 14 were denied, according to government figures. The agency’s latest rejection raises serious questions for more than a half-dozen companies working to develop therapies for women who report stress due to lack of libido. It’s a market drugmakers have been trying to tap since the blockbuster success of Viagra, an erectile-dysfunction drug approved in the late 1990s to increase blood flow to the genitals. But unlike sexual problems in men, most of women’s sexual issues are psychological, not physical. As a result, there are a number of alternate causes doctors must consider before diagnosing female sexual desire disorders, including relationship problems, hormone disorders, depression and mood issues caused by other medications. Experts say that developing drugs for female sexual dysfunction is so difficult because of how poorly we understand the root causes.

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A blackboard in Sprout Pharmaceuticals’ Raleigh, N.C., headquarters makes an allusion to the male erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Sprout said it will appeal the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision not to approve a drug to increase the female sex drive. “Erectile dysfunction is a really easy thing to measure,” says Emory University researcher Kim Wallen. “Motivation is a hard thing to measure and, quite honestly, we don’t know enough about what creates sexual motivation to manipulate it.” And Dr. Virginia Sadock, a psychiatrist, says the idea that a single pill can restore female libido oversimplifies the problem. Even if the FDA eventually approves a drug for female sexual dysfunction, she says it will likely be used with non-drug techniques to reduce stress and improve self-image. “A pill just doesn’t take care of it,” said Sadock, who teaches human sexuality at New York University’s School of Medicine. “You may take a statin drug to control your cholesterol, great. But you should also exercise and you should also watch your diet.” Drugmakers have made several

unsuccessful attempts at tweaking their approach to boosting female libido over the years. Initially, Pfizer tested Viagra on women, hoping that the drug’s ability to increase blood flow to genitals would increase sex drive in women. When that didn’t work, drugmakers turned to hormones, including the male hormone testosterone. In 2004, an FDA panel rejected Procter & Gamble’s testosterone patch, Intrinsa, due to questions about its long-term safety – despite evidence of effectiveness. Sprout’s flibanserin is the first drug to approach the problem through brain chemistry. Sprout acquired flibanserin from Boehringer Ingelheim in 2011, after the German drugmaker abandoned development of the pill following an FDA rejection letter.

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Ex-offenders workshop offers career, job help WOODSTOCK – Knowing that ex-offenders face specific, unique barriers when they attempt to return to the workforce, McHenry County Workforce Network has developed the Ex-Offender Re-entry Workshop to help address those barriers. At the workshop, participants will learn how to highlight their transferable skills, find out how to conduct a successful job search, learn ways to make their résumé look and work better for them, learn about training opportunities for high growth jobs, and get their specific job search-related questions answered. The information session is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McHenry County Workforce Center, 500 Russel Court, Woodstock. Optional mock interviewing opportunities are available until 5 p.m. To register to attend the information session, contact Mary Lee Wolff at 815-3387100, ext. 228, or at mlwolff@ co.mchenry.il.us.

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Higher security fee set to boost travel costs MINNEAPOLIS – The cost of flying is headed higher now that Congress has agreed on a budget deal. The proposed deal, expected to pass in the next several days, would more than double the $5 security fee on most round-trip tickets, to $11.20 per ticket. The higher fee begins on July 1. The old fee was $2.50 each way for a nonstop flight, capped at $5 each way if a traveler has a connection. The new fee would be $5.60 each way whether or not there’s a connection.

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• LIMBO Continued from page B4 Researchers believe the drug works by boosting dopamine – a brain transmitter associated with appetite – while lowering serotonin – another transmitter linked with feelings of satiation. Studies of the drug show that it boosts sexual desire, reduces stress and increases “sexually satisfying events,” reported by women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or a lack of sexual appetite that causes stress. Amanda Blackie of Nashville, Tenn., said she decided to enroll in a trial of the drug after noticing a lack of sexual interest in her fiancé. After a few weeks on flibanserin, Blackie said she got sexual cravings from simply talking to her partner on the phone – something she’d never experienced before. Still, identifying the original source of her low libido is tricky. Like many women, Blackie talks about the demands of working a full-time job and caring for her teenage children. “We’re so consumed and so bogged down ... that most women are too tired to mess with it,” Blackie, 50, said. Despite experiences of women like Blackie, the FDA has twice rejected flibanserin since 2010. A key issue for the agency is that women taking the drug reported only 1.7 more satisfying sexual experiences per month than women taking placebo. Sprout executives argue that number is statistically significant and warrants approval for their product, considering there are no other drugs approved for the condition. “We’ve now got 24 drugs for men for either testosterone replacement or erectile dysfunction,” says Cindy Whitehead, Sprout’s chief operating officer. “Yet there are zero drugs for the most common form of sexual dysfunction in women.”

Year-end charitable giving has tax benefits As the holiday season approaches, with the end of one year and the start of another, we pause to give thanks for our blessings and the people in our lives. It is also a time when charitable giving often comes to mind. Charitable giving can be enhanced using income-tax deductions, and so it can be much more effective when it is included as part of year-end tax planning. Example(s): Assume you are considering making a charitable gift equal to the sum of $1,000 plus the income taxes you save with the charitable deduction. With a 28 percent tax rate, you might be able to give $1,389 to charity ($1,389 multiplied by 28 percent equals $389 taxes saved). On the other hand, with a 35 percent tax rate, you might be able to give $1,538 to charity ($1,538 multiplied by 35 percent equals $538 taxes saved). • A word of caution. Be sure to deal with recognized charities, and be wary of charities with similar sound-

FINANCE Paula Dorion-Gray ing names. It is common for scam artists to impersonate charities using bogus websites, and through contact involving emails, telephone, social media and in-person solicitations. Check out the charity on the IRS website – www.irs.gov – using the Exempt Organizations Select Check search tool. And don’t give or send cash; contribute by check or credit card. • Tax deduction for charitable gifts. If you itemize deductions on your income-tax return, you can generally deduct your gifts to qualified charities. However, the amount of your deduction might be limited to certain percentages of your adjusted gross income (AGI). For example, your deduction for gifts of cash to public charities is generally limited to 50 percent of your AGI for the year, and

• FORECLOSURES Continued from page B4 That could mean a bump in homes sold at auction or repossessed by banks early next year, said Daren Blomquist, a vice president at RealtyTrac. “Regionally and locally, there are going to be some jumps in foreclosure numbers in 2014, but nothing we anticipate will threaten the housing recovery,” Blomquist said. “It’s very safe to say that the foreclosure crisis is over and behind us.” The decline in foreclosures has come about as more homeowners are keeping up with their mortgage payments. At the same time, the U.S. housing market has emerged from a deep slump, aided by rising home prices, steady job growth and fewer troubled loans dating back to the housing-bubble days. At the end of November, 734,205 U.S. homes were in some stage of the foreclosure process, down 24 percent from a year earlier. Another 503,577 homes were bank-owned, but not yet sold. That’s down from

18 percent from November last year, the firm said. Some 70 percent of all homes in some stage of foreclosure are tied to mortgages that were taken out between 2004 and 2008. At their monthly pace through the first 11 months of the year, completed foreclosures are on track to total 470,000 this year, down 30 percent from last year, Blomquist said. Foreclosures peaked in 2010 at 1.05 million and have been declining ever since. At the state level, Florida had the highest foreclosure rate in the nation last month, with one in every 392 households in some stage of foreclosure. Even so, the number of homes in the state that entered the foreclosure process fell 46 percent from a year ago, while homes taken back by lenders declined 16 percent. Rounding out the top 10 states by foreclosure rate were Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, Nevada, Iowa and Utah.

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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ The Associated Press NEW YORK – Hilton is back, and in a big way. The hotelier, which went private in 2007, on Wednesday priced its initial public offering at $20 per share. The company and a shareholder sold 117.6 million shares, about 5 million more than originally planned, for a total take of $2.35 billion. The payoff surpasses the $2.1 billion generated by Twitter’s IPO last month. If the banks involved buy the extra shares in the deal – the overallotment – it will be the second-biggest IPO of the year, behind Plains GP Holdings LP at $2.9 billion. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is the world’s largest hotel group, with 665,667 rooms across 90 countries and territories. It traces its roots back to 1919 and claims it was the site for a number of historical events, including John Lennon’s penning of one of his most popular songs in New York and the creation of the pina colada in Puerto Rico. The company’s growth has come from franchise deals and the slow im-

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NORTHWEST HERALD GIRLS SWIMMER OF THE YEAR

EMOTIONAL JOURNEY

Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com

McHenry’s Michaela Matthys is the Northwest Herald Girls Swimmer of the Year after qualifying for the state meet.

McHenry’s Matthys overcomes hurdles to make state meet for first time By ROB SMITH rsmith@shawmedia.com cHenry senior Michaela Matthys is a pool rat. A day after competing in the girls swimming state finals Nov. 22 at New Trier in Winnetka, Matthys was at Barrington swimming in a club meet. The next day, she was back at her home pool after school as the manager for the Warriors’ boys

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swimming team. Later that evening, she practiced with her club team. Matthys said being around the sport constantly has a positive impact on her, whether she’s competing or not. The best part for Matthys is the team aspect of swimming. “I know it’s going to pay off in the long run,” Matthys said. “[The boys] consider me a part of the team.” Matthys fulfilled a longtime goal this season when she qualified for

state in the 100-yard butterfly at the Vernon Hills Sectional. After missing out on state her previous three tries, Matthys did more than just qualify. She beat the qualifying time by more than two seconds and recorded the ninth-fastest sectional time in the state. At state she just missed swimming in the consolation finals with a 13th-place finish. Before state, Matthys won

co-MVP honors at the Fox Valley Conference Championships at Woodstock North after winning the 100 backstroke and butterfly. For her accomplishments, Matthys is the Northwest Herald Girls Swimmer of the Year, as selected by the sports staff with input from area coaches. Also given consideration was Cary-Grove junior Melissa Rose, who qualified for state for the third

consecutive year in the breaststroke. Matthys’ qualifying for state was an emotional, physical and mental journey. It began her freshman year when Matthys led in the last heat of the butterfly at the Vernon Hills Sectional. She could not hold the lead and missed the qualifying time. Going out that fast and not being able to finish haunts her even today.

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McHENRY’S MIKE DRYSCH BACK IN SPOTLIGHT

New ‘hands off’ rules will lead to better ball

Half-court hero shoots commercial for ESPN By JEFF ARNOLD

By JOE STEVENSON joestevenson@shawmedia.com Crystal Lake Central’s boys basketball team had just been whistled for 25 fouls, leading to 39 Crystal Lake South free-throw attempts and three Central players disqualified with five fouls. So what did Tigers coach Rich Czeslawski think of the game officiated by Joe Fritsch, Tom McGowan and Don Williams? He had no problems whatsoever. Czeslawski knew the referees were just doing what has been mandated this season by calling fouls for even the slightest contact. “Until kids learn to play without putting their hands on people, it’s going to be like this,” Czeslawski said. “What’s unfortunate is it’s never been called until now. It makes it a better game to watch.

“Not right now with all the fouls, but when they learn how to play defense the right way, and there’s freer movement, it’s going to make for a better game for the fans, for the players … it’s not going to be football.” It will require some more adjusting. The IHSA, through the National Federation of State High School Associations, has made calling more contact a point of emphasis with officials in an effort to curb physical play. As Czeslawski puts it, “It’s going to be basketball.” Some boys and girls games have been difficult, however, with the constant parade to the free-throw line. Eventually, the IHSA, officials, coaches and players hope tighter officiating leads to better games to watch.

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Huntley’s Amanze Egekeze is fouled Nov. 27 against Hoffman Estates at Crystal Lake Central. Officials are calling more hand-check fouls this season.

Mike Drysch stood at halfcourt of Miami’s American Airlines Arena on Tuesday, asked to re-create his $75,000 moment. It had been nearly 10 months since the McHenry resident’s 15 m i n u t e s o f Mike Drysch fame began after sinking a half-court hook shot during a Miami Heat home game. The shot earned Drysch $75,000 and, more importantly, an enthusiastic bear hug from Heat star LeBron James that made Drysch an immediate Internet sensation. With ESPN cameras roll-

ing Tuesday for a commercial celebrating sporting achievements involving everyday people, Drysch took 10 shots – this time inside an empty arena. One attempt nearly found its mark. Another bounced off the top of the backboard. A few others came close to their intended targets. One by one, others lined up, attempting to mimic Drysch’s big money shot from last January. Like Drysch had before them, all of them failed in hitting the halfcourt shot. “It’s not an easy shot – that’s for sure,” Drysch said Wednesday after returning from the quick two-day trip to Miami. “It has to be the right timing for that shot to go in.” Or maybe a little financial incentive.

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NFL: San Diego at Denver, 7 p.m., NFLN Peyton Manning and the Broncos host Philip Rivers and the Chargers in an AFC West clash.

With the Washington Redskins floundering at 3-10 and coach Mike Shanahan looking for a way out of the Beltway, Shanahan announced that former Bears quarterback Rex Grossman is ahead of Robert Griffin III on the depth chart. Griffin, Shanahan said, will be shut down for the remainder of the season.

After “Anchorman II” star Will Ferrell (Ron Burgundy) nearly brought Peyton Manning to tears in an ESPN-aired interviewed, here’s three other people we’d like to see him make laugh. 1. Jay Cutler 2. Mike Ditka 3. Corey Crawford

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CUBS

Boras calls out Cubs for lack of spending Agent likens situation to ‘all-day sucker’ By GORDON WITTENMYER gwittenmyer@suntimes.com

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Blackhawks center Michal Handzus (left) celebrates his goal with Marcus Kruger as Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery kneels in front of the net during the second period Wednesday at the United Center.

BLACKHAWKS 7, FLYERS 2

Emery chased in return Former Hawks goalie allows 6 goals, pulled in 3rd By MARK LAZERUS

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mlazerus@suntimes.com CHICAGO – Corey Crawford, Nikolai Khabibulin, Antti Raanta, Kent Simpson, Ed Belfour, Murray Bannerman, Tony Esposito – if the Blackhawks keep scoring like this, it might not even matter who’s in goal. The Hawks’ offense continued to set the game of hockey back 30 years – back when goal scorers roamed the Earth – by beating ex-teammate Ray Emery five times on just 10 second-period shots in a 7-2 trouncing of the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. It was the 13th time in the last 25 games that the Hawks scored at least five goals, and their third straight with at least six goals, both staggering statistics in the age of defense and goaltending. The Hawks last scored six times in three straight games Jan. 24, 1993. “I was impressed when I played here four years ago, and I was impressed watching them over the last four years,” said Kris Versteeg, who had a goal and an assist, one of five Hawks with at least two points. “The amount of guys that can score and create

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something out of nothing.” Seven different players scored, and 13 different players recorded a point for the Hawks, who have won their last three games – since Crawford was injured in the first period against Florida on Sunday – by a combined score of 19-6. Emery allowed six goals on 18 shots before finally being pulled early in the third. Raanta, making his second start in as many nights, had no trouble making seven goals stand up. He finished with 28 saves, including backto-back brilliant stops on shorthanded breakaways in the third period – “Just trying to keep him on his toes,” Jonathan Toews joked. The rookie is now 5-0-1. “I don’t think we need to make it easier on him,” Andrew Shaw said. “He’s a great goalie.” The game was generously branded a “rivalry” by NBC,

hearkening back to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. While any bad blood left over from that series surely has faded, the Flyers did their best to create some more. Wayne Simmonds took a run at Duncan Keith less than two minutes in, prompting Sheldon Brookbank to fight him. Brayden Schenn delivered a two-handed cross-check to Versteeg’s head in the second period, a hit that went without a penalty but surely will get a look from the league. And Scott Hartnell shoved Toews into the net after Toews scored later in the second. And once the game was out of hand, the Flyers imploded, taking six third-period penalties, twice giving the Hawks 5-on-3 power plays. That was fine with Emery. “I want to play with sore losers,” he said. “I don’t want to play with guys who are content with a game like that.” The Hawks responded to it all by scoring at will. Trailing 1-0 after a slow and sloppy first period, the Hawks took over in the second. Keith, Shaw, Michal Handzus (shorthanded), Versteeg and Toews all scored in the period, badly spoiling Emery’s return to the United Center.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Cubs’ lack of activity during a winter of new money in the industry is not lost on officials throughout the game or the agents who work with them. And not even Cubs officials are willing or able to offer a projection for when the franchise’s malaise – on the field and on the books – will abate. “It appears that we’re looking at the all-day sucker,” agent Scott Boras said, leaving the interpretation to linger until he was eventually asked to clarify the comment. “All-day sucker meaning that it takes a long time to dissolve,” he said. The comments Wednesday during baseball’s winter meetings at the Swan and Dolphin Resort came almost a month to the day after Boras criticized ownership’s wherewithal to operate a big-market franchise – and 8½ months after Forbes listed the Cubs as the most profitable team in the majors. “The real thing is it has nothing to do with the baseball people or how the organization’s run,” Boras said. “It’s just the fact that you have a major market team that has dramatically more revenues than most clubs that do take this type of approach.” Team president Theo Epstein said talk like that from an agent is “not a surprise.” And while he declined to respond in detail, he did not specifically deny Boras’ premise. “We’re not going to get into a war of words with Scott other than to say the folks who work for the Cubs probably have a better un-

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Player agent Scott Boras walks to an interview Wednesday at baseball’s winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. derstanding of our situation than he does.” That situation involves ramifications from the Ricketts family’s highly leveraged purchase of the club that four years later still limits their ability to spend through covenants tied to the financing – first reported by the Sun-Times in April and confirmed by another industry source again Wednesday. It’s not expected to be resolved until the Cubs’ open up wider flows of revenue through a new local TV deal and stadium renovations that still do not have a starting date scheduled, even after the City Council approved much of the plans’ details on Wednesday. “You can’t pinpoint it,” Epstein said of when Crane Kenney’s business operation will start delivering the promised revenues – and baseball resources. “It depends on how quickly we get these obstacles [mostly the rooftops dispute] removed with the Wrigley situation, how the TV situation resolves itself. “We have a rough idea when it’s coming, but, no, I can’t pinpoint it for you. I don’t think fans really want to hear about this. But I also don’t think they want to sit here and watch us do nothing.” The Cubs are using what

limited payroll flexibility they have to fill needs on both ends of the pitching staff and with the lineup, while waiting to see if touted Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka becomes available. The front office has anticipated its slow-moving winter since its flurry of trades in July and subsequent managerial change. And remains focused on stockpiling the farm system – possibly involving a trade of Jeff Samardzija – while awaiting the business plan to come online. Epstein said he has offers out to a free agent starter, a free agent reliever and a trade offer on the table to acquire a hitter. None are expected to be viewed as significant. Boras made a point to separate the Cubs’ baseball operations from his criticism. He was reminded of last month’s reference to ownership’s reluctance to fully fund the baseball department and asked if he had a chance to talk to chairman Tom Ricketts when he was at the meetings Tuesday. “I actually have met Tom,” he said. “I was referring to his parents – Joe [Ameritrade founder and provider of the purchase capital]. “They’re the Chicago Cubs. Revenue-wise, they’re one of the top teams in the game, and I think their baseball ops people and their ownership have to sit down and decide when the time is. I mean, it’s disappointing that a market like that does not retool in a very rapid way.” Notes: The Cubs met with Samardzija’s agent Wednesday, but no negotiating was involved, leaving Epstein to refer to a three-outcome winter for the right-hander. “There’s no trade imminent. We’ll see what happens,” he said. “We hope he’s here for a long time.” … Among the pitchers the Cubs have expressed interest in are Jason Hammel and Roberto Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona).

MLB WINTER MEETINGS

Plate collisions on outs; M’s, Mets spend By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press

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Mike Drysch of McHenry celebrates after making a half-court shot to win $75,000 and a hug from LeBron James during a game Jan. 25 in Miami. Drysch recently returned to Miami to shoot an ESPN commercial.

Drysch in Oct. ESPN The Magazine issue • DRYSCH Continued from page C1 “I guess I need to have some money involved [to hit the shot],” Drysch said. “Or maybe 20,000 people watching me or 45-degree weather to practice in.” Drysch was contacted this month by ESPN, offering him the chance to film a commercial. As of Sunday, he wasn’t even sure what the video shoot involved. Outside of maybe one to two hours of actual filming, Drysch said his day back in the spotlight involved a lot of waiting. Drysch ended up doing a lot of waiting around with other commercial subjects – including Bears fan Mike Pantazis, who in 1995 leaped out of the stands at Soldier Field during a “Monday Night Football”

Bears-Packers game and caught a Chris Jacke field goal. The video shoot involved Drysch talking about hitting the shot and re-creating the moment when James sprinted from the Heat bench and embraced Drysch after hitting the shot. James, who was with the rest of his teammates Tuesday in Indianapolis, was not on site for the commercial shoot. Drysch credits the shelf life for his moment to James, who led the Heat to the NBA championship last season. In addition to the hug and a postgame interview on NBA TV with James, Drysch was also featured in an ESPN The Magazine issue dedicated to James in October, extending Drysch’s association with the NBA superstar much longer than he expected. “I ain’t complaining,” Drysch said.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Talk about change in baseball. Seattle is spending, adding two-time All-Star Corey Hart and Logan Morrison to go along with Robinson Cano. The New York Mets also are flashing big bucks, striking a deal with pitcher Bartolo Colon after signing Curtis Granderson. And, in the biggest news at the winter meetings, Major League Baseball said it plans to ban home plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. “I just want to try to eliminate any injuries, severe injuries,” San Francisco Giants

manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday. “Whether it’s a concussion or broken ankle, whatever.” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, chairman of the rules committee, said the change would go into effect for next season if the players’ association approved and in 2015 if it didn’t. Safety and concern over concussions were major factors – fans still cringe at the thought of the season-ending hit Giants catcher Buster Posey absorbed in 2011. “Ultimately what we want to do is change the culture of acceptance that these plays are ordinary and routine and an accepted part of the game,” Alderson said. “The

costs associated in terms of health and injury just no longer warrant the status quo.” Alderson said wording of the rules change will be presented to owners for approval at their Jan. 16 meeting in Paradise Valley, Ariz. “We’re going to do fairly extensive review of the types of plays that occur at home plate to determine which we’re going to find acceptable and which are going to be prohibited,” he said. Away from the formal meetings, the Mariners added a pair of first baseman-outfielders with pop, reaching agreement on a one-year deal with Hart and acquiring Morrison in a trade with the Miami Marlins.

Hart confirmed he had agreed to the deal in a text to The Associated Press. The deal is still pending what should be a closely monitored physical. Hart missed last season following surgery on his right knee. Morrison was acquired for relief pitcher Carter Capps, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the trade was pending both teams reviewing medical records. “Knees good as well as the rest of me. Been working hard and glad to be able to get out there with this exciting club,” Hart said in a text message.

KNICKS 83, BULLS 78

Thibodeau to Knicks? ‘I have no comment’ By JOE COWLEY

Next for the Bulls

jcowley@suntimes.com NEW YORK – It’s not getting any better for Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. The play of his team on the court is lifeless, and rumors of on-going friction between coach and front office are alive and well. The latest involved Thibodeau being courted by the New York Knicks, where he was an assistant coach from 1996 to 2003. In the scenario, the Knicks would be ridding themselves of Mike Woodson, and then go in pursuit of Thibodeau by giving the Bulls compensation to get him out of his cur-

Bulls at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Friday, CSN, AM-1000 rent contract, which still has three more years on it. “I have no comment on any of that stuff,” Thibodeau said Wednesday, before watching his team overcome a 23-point deficit to tie the score late in the fourth, only to fall short in the final two minutes and lose to New York, 83-78. “Mike’s a [heck] of a coach. I have a great job. I love my team.

“I don’t pay any attention to any of that stuff. To me, the only thing I have to do is concentrate on our team, our next opponent, our improvement and never get away from that. There’s a lot of stuff that gets thrown out there that’s just B.S., so if you pay any attention, it does no good. It takes you away from what’s important, and what’s important right now is our improvement and getting ready for the next game.” Every Thibodeau rumor over the last year is predicated on the idea that he and general manager Gar Forman and John Paxson are heading down a path where they can no longer co-exist. While both

sides admitted that there were some rough patches last season, that’s just no longer the case. They may not be best buddies, but according to one source, after several sitdowns early in the offseason, the air was cleared where all three men walked away feeling like the relationship was more than just workable. “No, because I deal with those guys every day, so it’s what we think and it’s what we know,” Thibodeau said, when asked if he was bothered with the idea of a poor working relationship between the three. “So we’re not going to react to the stuff on the outside.”


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PREP ROUNDUP

Barker’s 34 points carry C-G NORTHWEST HERALD Cary-Grove’s Katie Barker scored 34 points Wednesday to lead the Trojans to a 64-44 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over host McHenry. Barker shot 9 of 14 from the field and 5 of 9 from 3-point range. She even led the Trojans with three rebounds. Abby Gaysher and Karisa Wilczynski each added six points for the Trojans (7-4, 2-2 FVC Valley). Sarah Kendeigh finished with six assists. The Warriors (2-8, 0-3) were led by Greta Taylor’s 13 points. Sophomore Alex Martens added 10.

Prairie Ridge 54, Marian Central 46: At Woodstock, Kelly Klendworth scored 15 points to lead the Wolves (6-3) to victory in the nonconference game. Maddie Drain scored 14 points, and Sarah Le Beau added 12 in the win. The Hurricanes (4-3) were led by Sarah Benigni’s 22 points. CL South 67, Jacobs 47: At Crystal Lake, Rachel Rasmussen scored 18 points to lead the Gators (6-4, 2-1) in the FVC Valley win. Chanel Fanter scored 14 points, and Sara Mickow added 11 in the win.

Video online Visit McHenryCountySports.com to watch highlights of Wednesday’s girls basketball game between Crystal Lake South and Jacobs. Jacobs (2-8, 1-2) was led by Jennifer Barnec, who finished with 16 points. Carly Sidor scored 11 points and had six rebounds. Marengo 43, Harvard 35: At Marengo, the Indians held on to claim the Big Northern Conference East Division victory over the Hornets. Kassidy Grimscheid finished with 11 points to lead Marengo (2-6, 1-1). Makenna Powell scored 14 points to lead Harvard (0-6, 0-3).

Richmond-Burton 54, Woodstock 51 (OT): At Richmond, Sara Swanson scored 11 points to lead the Rockets (2-4) to the overtime nonconference victory against Woodstock (3-3). Lauren Otto and Abby Straight each added 10 points in the win. Straight led the team with 12 rebounds and three assists.

BOYS BOWLING McHenry 3,423, Johnsburg 2,705: At Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg, the Warriors (90) remained undefeated with

a victory over the Skyhawks. Kody Hudjera bowled a 707 series, with his lowest scoring game a 201, to lead McHenry. Steve Churchill bowled a 279 high game for the Warriors, part of his 688 series. Evan Hitchcock bowled a 588 series and 222 high game to lead Johnsburg. Joey Flack added a 574 series.

WRESTLING Harvard Duals: At Harvard, the Hornets (10-3) went 1-1 on the day with a 63-15 victory over Boylan and a 36-30 loss to Byron. Matt Wheeler (170) won both of his matches. Isaiah Rudd (160) also won both of his matches, by pin, with neither match lasting longer than four minutes. CL Central Duals: At Crystal Lake, Cary-Grove claimed a 36-35 victory over Crystal Lake Central. C-G also defeated Kaneland, 39-24. Emerson Kersten (170), Matt Hughes (152) and Sean Cullen (126) won both of their matches for the Trojans. Mike Zelasco (182) and Andrew Marsden (195) of Crystal Lake Central each won their matches against Cary-Grove. • Kevin Meyer contributed

to this report.

Officials told to clean up contact • RULES Continued from page C1 In the past, local referee Steve Massie said, officials used to look at what advantage was gained with contact, whether it was the offensive or defensive player, and called fouls accordingly. “Now, you have to call [contact],” said Massie, a Carpentersville resident. “It’s going to take awhile to adjust. I like to tell the kids, ‘Hands off!’ and keep the game going. Let’s get a good flow going. Honestly, do you want to have a freethrow contest? If this is what the IHSA wants, that’s what we have to do as officials, coaches and players.” IHSA staff members can check on games all over the state through webcasts to see if officials are adhering to the new guidelines, which also include technical fouls on coaches for stepping outside the 14-foot coaching box for any reason other than approaching the scorer’s table for correctable errors. “They’ll call you on it,” Massie said. So this season may have some frustrating growing-pain moments as the players adapt to the new style of officiating. High school coaches mentioned they have seen the emphasis on the college level as well. “It’s going to take awhile,” Cary-Grove junior guard Jason Gregoire said. “I was always taught, ‘Get up in a guy’s grill and really pressure him and make him uncomfortable.’ That it’s all right to get a forearm in him while he’s dribbling down the court.’ It’ll be a lot better toward the end of the year.” Whether it’s more free throws or more room to maneu-

Coaches boxed in The ugliness of last year’s Class 2A boys basketball state championship game became the impetus for one of the IHSA’s points of emphasis this season. Officials have been instructed by the IHSA to adhere to “zero tolerance” regarding coaches leaving the 14-foot coaching box. Any step outside that area and the coach is supposed to be assessed a technical foul. The only exception mentioned in an IHSA handout given to coaches before the season is for approaching the scorer’s table concerning a correctable error. In last year’s Class 2A state championship game, Harrisburg defeated Seton Academy, 50-44. Seton’s Mark Weems Jr. picked up a technical foul late in the first half, then another for bumping an official, resulting in his ejection. Seton Academy coach Brandon Thomas and Harrisburg coach Randy Smithpeters both received sanctions after the game from the IHSA. Thomas’ was for a profanity-laced tirade at halftime witnessed by IHSA administrative staff, Smithpeters for violating the coaching box rule in the first half, although he was not assessed a technical foul. Seton Academy did not pick up its second-place trophy after the game. – Joe Stevenson, joestevenson@shawmedia.com ver or shoot, as Gregoire says he has noticed, offensive numbers should increase. “Sometimes it stops the game a little bit [with free throws],” Huntley girls player Sam Andrews said. “I definitely like it [on offense] because you can drive to the basket more and it’s easier to get [referees] to call fouls.” Huntley boys coach Marty Manning doesn’t mind games being called tighter, although he wishes the focus would be more on inside play. “The only thing that bothers me is calling hand checks 45 feet from the basket and then you have guys underneath almost getting their arms taken off trying to shoot and fouls aren’t called,” Manning said. “The players are adjusting now, but I’m interested in seeing what the officials will call two or three months from now around the playoffs.” C-G girls basketball coach Rod Saffert said he actually

had not seen a huge difference in the way most of the Trojans’ games so far have been called. “Teams like us and Huntley go after each other physically and I didn’t feel like there was an abundance of fouls,” said Saffert, referring to Tuesday’s 58-48 loss. “Scoring is higher than in the past. It certainly opens it up for the offense. I do think there’s a lack of consistency at this point, the referees are learning how to get used to it, as well as the coaches. I don’t think [the officials] do it on purpose, it’s just a tough adjustment for everybody.” Czeslawski feels it may take most of the season for players to get used to the changes. “I just hope the referees stay consistent and keep calling it that way,” Czeslawski said. “It’s not going to change unless they do, unless kids are fouling out all the time and say, ‘Hey, I don’t want to foul out anymore,’ and make a change.”

Senior improved practice habits • MATTHYS Continued from page C1 “[Matthys] still has the ghost of going out fast and not doing well at the end,” Warriors coach Mike Shanahan said. For Matthys, it was both a mental and strategic hurdle. “That was so painful,” Matthys said. “It really freaked me out to go out too fast. I was afraid of feeling that again.” Shanahan said the biggest difference this year was that Matthys was healthy. She had been plagued by sickness and colds, but that improved after getting her tonsils and adenoids out this year. “This is the only year she’s ever been able to put together a training year,” Shanahan said. “She was determined right from the start of the year to go hard.” Matthys points to her improved practice habits as a big factor in her success

this season. With her natural talent she didn’t need to work as hard as some and still succeed. Practice was as much a social event as a workout. “I was not a practicer at all because it always came easy to me,” she said. “[My teammates] still think I don’t take it seriously.” Matthys wanted to prove this year that you could take training seriously and still have fun. “If you’re not going to have fun with the sport, there’s no point in ever doing it,” Matthys said. “I took it upon myself to work hard but still have fun while doing it. I wanted to be a role model for that.” Another hurdle Matthys had to overcome was being content with herself no matter the outcome. She worried that if she didn’t make it to state, her coaches would be disappointed and think of her as a failure. “I didn’t sleep the entire

week before sectionals. I put so much pressure on myself,” Matthys said. “I was so nervous I would let [my coaches] down.” Shanahan said those were feelings he never wanted to instill or encourage in any of his swimmers. He told a tearful Matthys that before her butterfly heat at sectionals. “You don’t want kids to feel like that,” Shanahan said. “You want them to feel like when they’ve done all they can, that’s enough.” Matthys had gone under the state qualifying time in butterfly several times during the season and the week before sectionals at the FVC Championships. Getting past those emotional hurdles proved to be just as big a challenge. “I was crying right up to the blocks,” Matthys said. “Believing in myself was the biggest part that led me to state.”

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Huntley’s Ben Cazel swims the 200-yard freestyle Wednesday at the 34th annual St. Viator Swimming Invitational in Arlington Heights.

ST. VIATOR INVITATIONAL

Huntley, Jacobs happy Both teams see strong swims in odd conditions By PATRICK MASON pmason@shawmedia.com ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The pool at St. Viator is odd. Teams have to adjust their lineups to compete there because the pool has only five lanes – one short of the traditional six. Depth is also an issue. The water is less than 3 feet deep near the far wall. So before the 34th Annual St. Viator Swimming Invitational on Wednesday, most teams entered wondering what kind of performances could be had during the early-season meet. St. Ignatius won with 246 points, one ahead of Prospect. Huntley (188) came in third in the seven-team field, and Jacobs co-op (135) took sixth.

Both local teams had swimmers turn in good times. “Cole Guenther was a good surprise for us in the 100[-yard] butterfly,” Jacobs co-op coach Rick Andresen said. “He really muscled through that swim.” Guenther finished the race in 1:04.54, good for eighth place and more than three seconds ahead of his seed time. It was a particularly good swim for the Golden Eagles because Andresen is worried about the team’s depth, and seeing swims like Guenther’s can ease the early-season worries. “We aren’t as strong as we have been in the last couple of years,” the coach said. “We don’t have very much depth and we’re trying to get guys going, so that was a good swim.” Alex Reinbrecht, a threetime state qualifier for the Golden Eagles, won both of his individual events. The senior won the 200 individu-

al medley in 2:04.87 and the 500 freestyle (4:54.85). He won the 500 freestyle by nearly 12 seconds and is looking forward to a chance at a fourth straight state appearance. “It was pretty good,” Reinbrecht said of the 500. “Right now I’m kind of coasting and getting a good feel of my swims. It felt good and I just wanted to finish it out. I’m just trying to keep a good pace and work toward the postseason.” Huntley first-year coach George Keenan is still learning about his team and was pleased with several strong swims, including Ryan Czarnecki’s 500 freestyle. He finished second in 5:06.65 and bettered his seed time by nearly seven seconds. “We have some good swimmers,” Keenan said. “There are a few guys that have made some big strides, and we can do something this season with this core of good swimmers.”

Clothes can make great gifts I am usually a little late in offering Christmas gift suggestions for those who love outdoor sports. This year, I am early. Well, early for a guy like me who is running around the malls like a madman during the week before Christmas because I procrastinated. Guns, rods and reels are expensive items the users like to select for themselves. I don’t know about you, but I just hate it when somebody returns a present I gave them because they preferred something else. You can avoid that uncomfortable feeling by giving more universally accepted and easier to select items like clothing. When I say clothing for outdoorsmen and women, I am not talking about novelty gift items. Stay away from items emblazoned with the words “rack,” “beer,” “crappie,” and “size,” among others that can have double meanings or be used suggestively. How many times can you read the same joke on someone’s T-shirt before it becomes stale? Buy clothing that has more practical uses. You can purchase clothing that has built-in insect repellent, clothing that blocks UV rays and clothing that is heated electrically by battery power. I remember trying a pair of battery-operated socks many years ago. Plain and simple, they just didn’t work. They were a mere novelty. Now, Gerbing has a line of heated clothing available that is the real deal. The company started out making this specialized gear for the aeronautics industry and for motorcyclists. Now it has a complete line of gear for anglers and hunters. The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries last a long time out in the field, and they generate plenty of warmth to keep you comfortable under the most adverse conditions. The Gerbing products aren’t cheap, but you cannot put a price on being warm and dry. Insect-resistant clothing is manufactured with permethrin built into it. Permethrin is the only government-ap-

OUTDOORS Steve Sarley proved substance that is allowed for this purpose. It works. Wear permethrin-infused clothing and the bugs will feast on your fishing and hunting buddies instead of you. The benefit of this clothing is that it is scent free and you don’t have to douse your skin with DEET, which may have possible ill effects. You can purchase spray bottles of permethrin to spray on your clothes and it will last through a half-dozen washings. The actual insect repellent clothing lasts for up to 70 washings. Columbia, Koppen, and Craghoppers’ NosiLife are some of the popular labels in the world of bug-free duds. I am a big fan of Insect Shield. These folks have been supplying many of the other brands with fabric for years. Insect Shield is the true expert in this field, and I find their products to be top-of-the-line. Insect Shield Repellent Apparel protects against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges. Insect Shield also has a line of gear including tents and hammocks that repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies and fleas. These products are ideal for a variety of recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, gardening, canoeing and camping – just about everyone on your holiday gift list. You can find more info at www. insectshield.com. Finally, foul-weather gear is always appreciated. You can’t go wrong by giving a gift of Frogg Toggs, which are made from a lightweight, breathable material that feels nothing like traditional waterproof fabric. The Frogg Toggs lineup has grown over the years into one that is extensive. They carry jackets, long and short, pants, bibs, vests, ponchos and suits. They have products for men, women and children. The available colors are full-spectrum and stylish. Frogg Toggs gear is reason-

ably priced, in my opinion.

NOTES Northern Illinois fishing: Dave Kranz from Dave’s Bait, Tackle and Taxidermy in Crystal Lake reports: “The fish are biting but have been a little on the smallish side. Spikes and waxies on MiniMite jigs are always a good presentation. The first ice panfish are in very shallow. Don’t be afraid to work tightly to the shoreline. Just remember to be stealthy. The fish can see shadows through the ice and can feel your vibrations. Remember to never fish alone and test the ice in front of you when moving. Be safe out there.” Call 815-455-2040 for updated reports. Talk about wolves: McHenry County Conservation District is hosting a special guest speaker, Adrian P. Wydeven, Wildlife Biologist Specialist from Wisconsin’s DNR, to present “Ecology, History and Management of Gray Wolves in Wisconsin,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road in Ringwood. Space is limited. Registration is required by Dec. 25 for adults 14 and older. The program is free for county residents and $6 for nonresidents. This presentation kicks off a two-month special exhibit at Lost Valley Visitor Center from Jan. 4 through March 1 featuring “Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century.” Admission to the exhibit is free and runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oops: My apologies to Jan Siers from The North Rutland Deer Alliance, whom I mistakenly called “Jill” in last week’s column.

• Northwest Herald outdoors columnist Steve Sarley’s radio show, “The Outdoors Experience,” airs live at 5 a.m. Sundays on AM560. Sarley also runs a Web site for outdoors enthusiasts, OExperience.com. He can be reached by e-mail at sarfishing@yahoo.com.


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GLANTZ-CULVER LINE NCAA Football FAVORITE TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Navy-x 13 (54½) Army x-at Philadelphia Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque, N.M. Washington St. 3½ (64½) Colorado St. Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 6 (62½) Fresno St. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Buffalo 2½ (52) San Diego St. New Orleans Bowl at Tulane OFF (OFF) La.-Lafayette Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. East Carolina 13 (63½) Ohio Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon St. 2½ (63) Boise St. Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green 6 (48½) Pittsburgh Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego N. Illinois 1½ (57) Utah St. Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall 2½ (63) Maryland Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota 4½ (45½) Syracuse Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Washington 3 (57½) BYU Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame 15½ (51) Rutgers Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina 3 (56½) Cincinnati Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Louisville 3 (56½) Miami Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas St. 3½ (56½) Michigan Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Navy 6 (56) Middle Tenn. Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi 3 (56) Georgia Tech Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon 13 (69½) Texas Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona St. 13½ (73) Texas Tech Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona 7 (57½) Boston College Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas UCLA 7 (48) Virginia Tech Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Mississippi St. 7 (51½) Rice Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M 11½ (69) Duke Jan. 1 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Georgia 9 (60½) Nebraska Heart of Dallas Bowl North Texas 6½ (56) UNLV

Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin 1 (49½) South Carolina Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. LSU 7½ (49) Iowa Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford 4 (41) Michigan St. Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor 16½ (71) UCF Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama 15 (51) Oklahoma Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri 1 (60) Oklahoma St. Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio St. 2½ (68) Clemson Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt 3 (49) Houston Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Ball St. 9 (63½) Arkansas St. Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida St. 8½ (66) Auburn Off Key La.-Lafayette QB questionable NFL Thursday FAVORITE TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Denver 10½ (56½) San Diego Sunday at Atlanta 6½ (50) Washington San Francisco 5½ (41) at Tampa Bay Arizona 2½ (41½) at Tennessee New Orleans 6 (47½) at St. Louis Seattle 7 (41) at N.Y. Giants at Cleveland 1 (45½) Chicago at Indianapolis 5½ (45½) Houston Buffalo 2 (43) at Jacksonville New England 2½ (45½) at Miami Philadelphia 4½ (51½) at Minnesota at Carolina 11 (40½) N.Y. Jets Kansas City 4½ (41) at Oakland at Dallas OFF (OFF) Green Bay Cincinnati 3 (41) at Pittsburgh Monday at Detroit 6 (48½) Baltimore Off Key Green Bay QB questionable NCAA Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Boston College Pk Maryland at DePaul 13 FAU FAVORITE L.A. Clippers at Portland

NBA LINE O/U UNDERDOG 3 (198) at Brooklyn 3½ (210) Houston

FAVORITE Montreal at N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay at Ottawa at St. Louis Colorado at Nashville Carolina at Phoenix Boston at San Jose

NHL LINE UNDERDOG -130 at Philadelphia -145 Columbus -135 Detroit -220 Buffalo -250 Toronto -115 at Winnipeg -110 Dallas -115 at Calgary -190 N.Y. Islanders -140 at Edmonton -200 Minnesota

LINE +110 +125 +115 +180 +210 -105 -110 -105 +165 +120 +170

NFL NATIONAL CONFERENCE North W L T Pct PF Detroit 7 6 0 .538 346 Bears 7 6 0 .538 368 Green Bay 6 6 1 .500 316 Minnesota 3 9 1 .269 315 East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 8 5 0 .615 334 Dallas 7 6 0 .538 357 N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 251 Washington 3 10 0 .231 279 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 10 3 0 .769 343 Carolina 9 4 0 .692 298 Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 244 Atlanta 3 10 0 .231 282 West W L T Pct PF x-Seattle 11 2 0 .846 357 San Francisco 9 4 0 .692 316 Arizona 8 5 0 .615 305 St. Louis 5 8 0 .385 289 AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 10 3 0 .769 349 Miami 7 6 0 .538 286 N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 226 Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 273 South W L T Pct PF y-Indianapolis 8 5 0 .615 313 Tennessee 5 8 0 .385 292 Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 201 Houston 2 11 0 .154 250 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 9 4 0 .692 334 Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 278 Pittsburgh 5 8 0 .385 291 Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 257 West W L T Pct PF x-Denver 11 2 0 .846 515 Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 San Diego 6 7 0 .462 316 Oakland 4 9 0 .308 264

PA 321 360 326 395 PA 301 348 334 407 PA 243 188 291 362 PA 205 214 257 308 PA 287 276 337 334 PA 316 318 372 350 PA 244 261 312 324 PA 345 224 291 337

New England clinches division with a win or tie. New England clinches a playoff spot with a Baltimore loss or tie. AFC WEST Denver clinches AFC West division with a win and a Kansas City loss. Denver clinches a first-round bye with a win, a Kansas City loss and a Cincinnati loss or tie. Kansas City clinches a playoff spot with a win or tie OR 1) A loss or tie by either Miami or Baltimore. AFC NORTH Cincinnati clinches division with a win and a Baltimore loss or tie OR 1) A tie and a Baltimore loss. Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with a win and a Miami loss or tie OR 1) A tie and a Miami loss. NFC CLINCHED Seattle clinched a playoff spot. NFC SOUTH New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with a win OR 1) A tie and a loss or tie by either Arizona or San Francisco OR 2) A loss and a loss or tie by either Dallas or Philadelphia OR 3) A San Francisco loss, a Dallas loss or tie and an Arizona tie OR 4) A San Francisco loss, a Philadelphia loss or tie and an Arizona tie Carolina clinches a playoff spot with a 1) A win, losses by Arizona and San Francisco and a Dallas loss or tie OR 2) A win, losses by Arizona and San Francisco and a Philadelphia loss or tie NFC WEST Seattle clinches NFC West division and a first-round bye with a win and a San Francisco loss or tie OR 1) A tie and a San Francisco loss. Seattle clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win, a San Francisco loss or tie and a New Orleans loss. San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with a win, an Arizona loss and a Dallas loss or tie OR 1) A win, an Arizona loss and Philadelphia loss or tie.

x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

NFC LEADERS

Thursday, Dec. 12 San Diego at Denver, 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 Bears at Cleveland, noon Philadelphia at Minnesota, noon Washington at Atlanta, noon San Francisco at Tampa Bay, noon Seattle at N.Y. Giants, noon Houston at Indianapolis, noon Buffalo at Jacksonville, noon New England at Miami, noon Kansas City at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 3:05 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 3:25 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 3:25 p.m. Green Bay at Dallas, 3:25 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 Baltimore at Detroit, 7:40 p.m.

INJURY REPORT BEARS at CLEVELAND BROWNS — BEARS: DNP: LB Lance Briggs (shoulder). LIMITED: QB Jay Cutler (ankle). BROWNS: DNP: T Reid Fragel (illness), G John Greco (knee), RB Willis McGahee (concussion, knee). LIMITED: LB D’Qwell Jackson (ankle), T Joe Thomas (back), QB Brandon Weeden (concussion, knee). FULL: TE Jordan Cameron (ribs), LB Tank Carder (shoulder), TE MarQueis Gray (hamstring), LB Paul Kruger (elbow), P Spencer Lanning (left knee), LB Craig Robertson (knee), T Mitchell Schwartz (toe, knee), S T.J. Ward (shoulder).

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS WEEK 15 AFC CLINCHED Indianapolis clinched AFC South. Denver clinched playoff spot. AFC EAST

Week 14 Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int Foles, PHL 218 135 1970 20 1 J. McCown, CHI 220 147 1809 13 1 A. Rodgers, GBY 251 168 2218 15 4 Brees, NOR 519 353 4107 33 8 R. Wilson, SEA 330 213 2871 23 7 Romo, DAL 460 296 3244 27 7 S. Bradford, STL 262 159 1687 14 4 M. Ryan, ATL 525 345 3677 21 13 Cutler, CHI 265 167 1908 13 8 M. Stafford, DET 525 306 3973 27 14 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD L. McCoy, PHL 261 13055.00 57t 7 A. Peterson, MIN 268 12214.56 78t 10 Forte, CHI 234 10734.59 55 7 M. Lynch, SEA 244 10424.27 43 10 A. Morris, WAS 218 10274.71 45t 6 Gore, SNF 220 931 4.23 51 8 Lacy, GBY 227 887 3.91 56 7 Re. Bush, DET 180 854 4.74 39 3 D. Murray, DAL 160 843 5.27 41 7 Stacy, STL 174 721 4.14 35 5 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD Garcon, WAS 89 1017 11.4 44 3 B. Marshall, CHI 84 1090 13.0 44 9 Cal. Johnson, DET 75 1348 18.0 87 12 Jeffery, CHI 75 1193 15.9 80t 6 J. Graham, NOR 74 1046 14.1 56t 14 Cruz, NYG 71 973 13.7 70t 4 De. Bryant, DAL 70 908 13.0 79 10 Douglas, ATL 68 926 13.6 80t 2 J. Nelson, GBY 67 1046 15.6 76t 7 Boldin, SNF 67 915 13.7 43 5 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts J. Graham, NOR 14 0 14 0 84 Cal. Johnson, DET 12 0 12 0 72 M. Lynch, SEA 12 10 2 0 72 Ve. Davis, SNF 11 0 11 0 66 A. Peterson, MIN 11 10 1 0 66 De. Bryant, DAL 10 0 10 0 60 Fitzgerald, ARI 10 0 10 0 60 B. Marshall, CHI 9 0 9 0 58

COMMUNITY VOLLEYBALL Co-Rec Volleyball League If you like volleyball and want to have fun get your friends together and form a team. Registration is currently in progress for our Co-Rec Volleyball League that begins on Thursday, January 30. at the McHenry East Campus High School. he cost is $280 per team. Call the McHenry Parks & Recreation Department at 815-363-2160 or check our website at www.ci.mchenry.il.us for more information.

BASKETBALL Men’s Half Court Basketball League Spend your Tuesday evenings playing some recreational, yet competitive, basketball. Get your friends together and sign up for this high energy sport. Registration is currently in progress for our 3-3 Half Court Basketball League that begins on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the

Cary-Grove Mchenry

ST. VIATOR INVITATIONAL Team results: 1. St. Ignatius 246, 2. Prospect 245, 3. Huntley 188, 4. St. Viator 170, 5. University High 166, 6. Jacobs co-op 135, 7. Notre Dame 2 200 medley relay: 1. Prospect 1:45.73, 2. St. Viator 1:49.87, 3. University High 1:50.50 200 freestyle: 1. Shields (SI) 1:52.33, 2. Martinson (SI) 1:52.81, 3. Morikado (P) 1:55.44, 4. B. Cazel (H) 1:56.60, 5. Finn (SV) 1:58.17, 7. LoPiccolo (H) 2:01.34, 10. Anderson (Jac) 2:05.73, 11. Guenther (Jac) 2:06.08, 200 IM: Reinbrecht (Jac) 2:04.87, 2. B. Haage (H) 2:05.93, 3. Ginnodo (P) 2:10.28, 4. Glaab (SI) 2:10.70, 5. Ogaban (Jac) 2:10.74, 11. Vandy (H) 2:30.17 50 freestyle: 1. Barth (SO) 23.01, 2. McDermott (SI) 23.66, 3. Levmore (UH) 24.34, 4. Mau (P) 24.62, 5. Boyer (SV) 24.69, 7. Czarnecki (H) 25.16, 10. Hoyes (Jac) 26.43, 11. Van Wiel (Jac) 26.55, 12. Kubelka (H) 27.25 100 butterfly: 1. Morikado (P) 56.47, 2. Keenan (UH) 58.47, 3. Gabriel (P) 1:02.19, 4. Finn (SV) 1:02.46, 5. Van Wiel (Jac) 1:03.40, 8. Guenther (Jac) 1:04.54, 10. Wong (H) 1:06.04, 11. Vandy (H) 1:06.22 100 freestyle: 1. Barth (SI) 50.27, 2. Martinson (SI) 50.82, 3. Xie (UH) 51.72, 4. Mau (P) 54.36, 5. J. Cazel (H) 55.00, 6. LoPiccolo (H) 55.83, 10. Knottnerus (Jac) 56.92, 12. Derby (Jac) 1:03.39 500 freestyle: 1. Reinbrecht (Jac) 4:54.85, 2. Czarnecki (H) 5:06.65, 3. Shields (SI) 5:06.72, 4. Lin (UH) 5:20.84, 5. Morikado (P) 5:30.89, 9. Anderson (Jac) 5:42.18, 11. Hede (H) 5:49.94 200 freestyle relay: 1. Saint Igntius 1:32.97, Prospect 1;39.02, 3. Huntley (B. Haage, J. Cazel, B. Cazel, Czarnecki) 1:39.99, 6. Jacobs co-op (Guenther, Derby, Van Wiel, Anderson) 1:49.12

McHenry Middle School. The cost is $195 a team. A league roster and an information flyer are available on our website at www.ci.mchenry.il.us or call the McHenry Parks and Recreation at 815-363-2160. Richmond-Burton Alumni Basketball Games are set for the 34th annual Alumni Basketball tournament. Please call your friends and get your teams ready. Any R-B alumni are welcome to play. Dec. 28 All games and teams will start at 11:30 a.m. 2004-2007 grads vs. 2003 & older grads 2008-2010 grads vs. 2011-2013 grads Championship game will begin at 1 p.m. Any questions call tournament director Dennis Holian at 815-678-4430.

Marengo Harvard

Three-point goals: Marengo 1 (Carlson), Harvard 3 (Powell 2, Linhart 1). Total fouls: Marengo 21, Harvard 16.

BOYS BOWLING MCHENRY 3,423, JOHNSBURG 2,705 McHenry: McClaughry 643, Hudjera 707, Reinhardt 682, Churchill 688, Colomer 703. Total: 3,423 Johnsburg: Chamberlain 515, Anderson 517, Hitchcock 588, Matejka 511, Flack 574. Total: 2,705

at Milwaukee 7 p.m. CSN AM-1000

TORONTO 7 p.m. CSN AM-1000

at Texas 7:30 p.m. WCUU

at San Antonio 7 p.m. WCUU

BYRON 36, HARVARD 30 106: Wilsie (B) dec. Wilcox, 2-0 113: Luis (H) by fft. 120: No. Baker (B) dec. Esquivel, 5:36 126: Ne. Baker (B) by fft. Struck, 1:12 132: Larson (B) pin. Jimenez, 5:20 138: Martinez (B) dec. Reilly, 4-2 145: B. Elsbury (B) dec Streit, 10-4 152: J. Elsbury (B) dec. Kramer, 6-1 160: Rudd (H) pin. Reedy, 1:40 170: Wheeler (H) dec. Galconer, 5-3 182: Mejia (H) by fft. 195: Martin (H) pin. Sanchez, 5:18 220: Sealby (B) pin. Popoca, 2:23 285: Freimund (H) dec. Getzelmann, 4-0

PR (54) Le Beau, 4 0-0 12, Kilhoffer 0 2-2 2, Klendworth 6 0-0 15, Clark 2 0-0 4, McNally 0 2-2 2, Voel-Pel 1 3-5 5, Drain 7 0-0 14. Totals: 20 7-9 54. MC (46) Fortin 1 0-0 3, Mercurio 3 1-2 8, Davis 0 0-2 0, Koscielniak 1 0-0 2, Benigni 9 3-4 22, Wuerger 3 0-0 6, Baumert 2 0-0 5. Totals: 19 4-7 46.

HARVARD 63, BOYLAN 15

Three-point goals: Prairie Ridge 7 (Le Beau 4, Klendworth 3) Marian Central 4 (Benigni, Baumert, Fortin, Mercurio). Total fouls: Marian Central 12, Prairie Ridge 10.

106: Wlcox (H) pin. Delarosa, :38 113: Luis (H) dec. Demo, 4-0 120: Esquivel (H) by fft. 126: Struck (H) by fft. 132: Barelli (B) maj. dec. Quinn, 8-0 138: Defrancisco (B) pin. Jimenez, 3:28 145: Butler (B) maj. dec. Streit, 19-3 152: Kramer (H) pin. Hilby, 1:53 160: Rudd pin. Englebrecht, 3:54 170: Wheeler (H) pin. Middleton, 1:22 182: Mejia (H) pin. Meyers, :35 195: Tapia (H) by fft. 220: Martin (H) by fft. 285: Freimund (H) by fft.

RICHMOND-BURTON 54, WOODSTOCK 51/OT R-B (54) Townsend 3 0-0 7, Schwegel 2 0-0 4, Swanson 3 5-6 11, Hoglund 0 1-1 1, Guenther 0 3-7 3, Otto 2 4-4 10, Straight 4 1-2 10, Koenig 3 2-3 8. Totals: 17 16-23 54. Three-point goals: R-B 4 (Otto 2, Straight, Townsend). Total Fouls: Richmond-Burton 21.

SCHEDULE THURSDAY

10 10 14 13 — 47 15 21 8 23 — 67

Jacobs (47) Williams 2 0-2 5, Grady 1 1-2 3, Barnec 7 1-3 16, Sidor 2 7-10 11, Surges 1 0-0 2, Mangieri 0 2-2 2, Lach 0 0-1 0, Frighetto 1 0-0 3, Hernandez 2 1-2 5. Totals: 16 3-8 47. CLS (67) DeJesus 2 2-2 6, Rasmussen 6 4-4 18, Gauger 2 0-0 4, Fanter 4 6-7 14, Mckow 4 3-5 11, Massie 1 1-3 3, Clark 4 1-2 9, Mtre 0 2-4 2. Totals: 23 19-27 67. Three-point goals: CLS 2 (Rasmussen 2), Jacobs 3 (Williams, Barnec, Frighetto). Total fouls: CLS 22, Jacobs 17.

Boys Basketball: North Boone at Woodstock North, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball: Harvest Christian at Alden-Hebron, 7 p.m. Boys Swimming: Huntley at West Aurora, 5 p.m. Wrestling: Marengo at Burlington Central, 6 p.m.; Dundee-Crown at Cary-Grove, 6:15 p.m.; Grayslake North at Johnsburg, Woodstock North at Woodstock, Prairie Ridge at Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central at Huntley, McHenry at Jacobs, 6:30 p.m. Girls Bowling: Huntley at Jacobs, 4 p.m.; Woodstock co-op at Grayslake Central, Dundee-Crown at Johnsburg, 4:30 p.m.

BASKETBALL Thursday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Houston at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee 78, Bulls 74 Indiana 90, Miami 84 Cleveland 109, New York 94 San Antonio 116, Toronto 103 Brooklyn 104, Boston 96 Oklahoma City 101, Atlanta 92 Minnesota 121, Detroit 94 Phoenix 114, L.A. Lakers 108

NBA GB — 1 1½ 2½ 2½ GB — 5 6 6 9 GB — 9½ 10 10½ 14 GB — 2½ 4½ 6½ 7 GB — ½ 4½ 7 14½ GB — 2 2½ 4 7

KNICKS 83, BULLS 78 CHICAGO (78) Dunleavy 7-24 3-3 20, Boozer 6-10 0-0 12, Noah 3-5 6-8 12, Hinrich 3-11 3-4 11, Snell 1-7 1-2 4, Teague 2-7 3-4 7, Gibson 2-6 8-8 12, Mohammed 0-2 0-0 0, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-72 24-29 78. NEW YORK (83) Anthony 9-21 11-12 30, Martin 0-3 3-4 3, Bargnani 4-10 0-1 8, Prigioni 2-9 0-0 6, Shumpert 0-2 0-0 0, J.Smith 2-8 2-2 7, Stoudemire 7-11 0-0 14, Udrih 4-5 0-0 8, Hardaway Jr. 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 31-76 16-19 83. Chicago New York

17 15 22 24 —78 15 31 22 15 —83

3-Point Goals-Chicago 6-21 (Dunleavy 3-11, Hinrich 2-5, Snell 1-4, Teague 0-1), New York 5-19 (Prigioni 2-7, Anthony 1-3, Hardaway Jr. 1-3, J.Smith 1-5, Bargnani 0-1). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Chicago 55 (Boozer 12), New York 46 (Anthony 10). Assists-Chicago 12 (Noah 4), New York 17 (Anthony 4). Total Fouls-Chicago 19, New York 21. TechnicalsStoudemire. A-19,812 (19,763).

Wednesday’s Games New York 83, Bulls 78 Orlando 92, Charlotte 83 L.A. Clippers 96, Boston 88 Minnesota 106, Philadelphia 99 San Antonio 109, Milwaukee 77 Oklahoma City 116, Memphis 100 New Orleans 111, Detroit 106, OT Utah at Sacramento, (n) Dallas at Golden State, (n)

COLLEGE SCORES MIDWEST Bowling Green 79, North Dakota 69 N. Dakota St. 73, Notre Dame 69 Ohio St. 86, Bryant 48 Olivet 108, Illinois Tech 50 Wisconsin 78, Milwaukee 52 EAST Canisius 69, Buffalo 55 George Washington 70, Boston U. 60 Niagara 83, Davidson 72 Penn St. 68, Duquesne 59 Princeton 78, Rutgers 73

TRANSACTIONS PGA TOUR FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT Site: Naples, Fla. Schedule: Friday-Sunday. Course: Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Tiburon Golf Club (7,288 yards, par 72). Purse: $3.1 million. Winners’ shares: $375,000 each. TV: Golf Channel (Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2-4 p.m.). Format: Two-player teams. Friday, modified alternate shot; Saturday, better ball; Sunday, scramble. Teams: Greg Norman-Jonas Blixt, Sean O’Hair-Kenny Perry, Ian Poulter-Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar-Brandt Snedeker, Jerry Kelly-Steve Stricker, Jason Dufner-Dustin Johnson, Chris DiMarco-Billy Horschel, Mark CalcavecchiaChad Campbell, Rory Sabbatini-Scott Verplank, Graham DeLaet-Mike Weir, Charles Howell III-Justin Leonard, Retief Goosen-Fredrik Jacobson. Last week: Perry and O’Hair birdied five of the last six holes to beat Sabbatini and Howell by a stroke. Notes: Norman, the tournament host, designed the 36hole Tiburon (“shark” in Spanish) facility. The tournament is in its 13th year at Tiburon after a year in Miami and 11 at Sherwood in California. ... Perry, the Champions Tour’s Charles Schwab Cup winner, also won with John Huston in 2005 and Scott Hoch in 2008. Online: http://www.franklintempletonshootout.com

PNC FATHER/SON CHALLENGE Site: Orlando, Fla. Schedule: Saturday-Sunday. Course: Grande Lakes Orlando, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club (7,120 yards, par 72). Purse: $1 million. Winner’s share: $200,000. TV: Golf Channel (Saturday, 2-4 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2-4 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) and NBC (SaturdaySunday, 4-6 p.m.). Last year: Davis Love III and son Dru, a University of Alabama player, beat Larry and Josh Nelson by a stroke. Notes: Jack Nicklaus is teaming with Jack Nicklaus II. ... Bernhard Langer and Fuzzy Zoeller are playing alongside daughters Christina Langer and Gretchen Chappo. David Duval is teaming with stepson Dean Karavites. ... Nick Price is making his first appearance in event. Son Greg took up golf this year. Online: http://www.pncfathersonchallenge.com PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com

MONDAY

LOS ANGELES 6 p.m. WGN AM-720 ORLANDO 7 p.m. WGN AM-1000

ON TAP THURSDAY NBA BASKETBALL

TV/Radio

7 p.m.: L.A. Clippers at Brooklyn, TNT 9:30 p.m.: Houston at Portland, TNT

GOLF 5:30 a.m.: European PGA Tour, The Nelson Mandela Championship, irst round, at Mount Edgecombe, South Africa, TGC 10:30 p.m.: Asian Tour, Thailand Championship, second round, at Bangkok, TGC

SOCCER

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

NFL FOOTBALL

Noon.: UEFA Europa League, Swansea City at St. Gallen, FS1 2 p.m.: UEFA Europa League, Anji at Tottenham, FS1

6 p.m.: Maryland at Boston College, ESPNU 8 p.m.: FAU at DePaul, FS1

7 p.m.: San Diego at Denver, NFLN

PREP BASKETBALL

WRESTLING

7 17 23 7 — 54 10 9 11 16 — 46

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 10 14 .417 Toronto 7 13 .350 Brooklyn 7 14 .333 Philadelphia 7 16 .304 New York 6 15 .286 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 16 6 .727 Atlanta 11 11 .500 Charlotte 10 12 .455 Washington 9 11 .450 Orlando 7 15 .318 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 19 3 .864 Detroit 10 13 .435 Bulls 8 12 .400 Cleveland 8 13 .381 Milwaukee 5 17 .227 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 17 4 .810 Houston 15 7 .682 Dallas 13 9 .591 New Orleans 10 10 .500 Memphis 10 11 .476 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 18 4 .818 Oklahoma City 17 4 .810 Denver 13 8 .619 Minnesota 11 11 .500 Utah 4 19 .174 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 15 8 .652 Phoenix 12 9 .571 Golden State 12 10 .545 L.A. Lakers 10 11 .476 Sacramento 6 13 .316

at Toronto 6 p.m. WGN AM-720

12 11 13 7 — 43 12 5 7 11 — 35

Marengo (43) Tautges 3 1-2 7, Hoeske 1 4-6 6, Hammortree 3 0-0 6, Grimscheid 4 3-4 11, Carlson 3 2-3 9, Johnston 2 0-0 4. Totals: 17 10-19 43. Harvard (35) Powell 5 2-5 14, Bischke 2 0-3 4, Mercado 0 -0-1 1, McCloud 3 1-2 7, Jacobs 0 1-7 1, Linhart 3 2-2 9. Totals: 13 6-20 35.

SUNDAY at Cleveland Noon FOX FM-105.9, AM-780

MARENGO 43, HARVARD 35

PRAIRIE RIDGE 54, MARIAN CENTRAL 46

Jacobs CLS

SATURDAY

23 11 22 8 — 64 16 8 11 9 — 44

C-G (64) Barker 14 1-2 34, Glaysher 2 2-2 6, Kendeigh 1 0-0 2, Plut 2 0-0 4, Cunningham 1 0-0 2, Clemment 1 2-2 4, Wilczynski 2 2-2 6, Jones 0 0-1 0, Sopchyk 1 0-0 3, Josefowicz 1 0-0 3. Totals: 25 7-9 64. McHenry (44) Mattson 0 4-4 4, Taylor 4 5-6 13, Martens 5 0-0 10, Snedeker 0 2-4 2, Lay 3 0-0 7, Skinner 0 4-4 4, Sena 1 0-0 2, Kornfeind 2 0-0 2. Totals: 14 15-18 44.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

CRYSTAL LAKE SOUTH 67, JACOBS 47

FOOTBALL

FRIDAY

CARY-GROVE 64, MCHENRY 44

BOYS SWIMMING

Prairie Ridge Marian Central

THURSDAY

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m.: Kentucky at DePaul, FS1

6 p.m.: Whitney Young (Chicago) at Apple Valley (Minn.), ESPN2

TRANSACTIONS

HOCKEY NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 31 21 8 2 44 86 62 Montreal 32 19 10 3 41 85 71 Detroit 32 15 9 8 38 87 85 Tampa Bay 30 17 10 3 37 85 76 Toronto 32 16 13 3 35 87 90 Ottawa 32 12 14 6 30 92 105 Florida 32 10 17 5 25 73 106 Buffalo 31 7 22 2 16 53 92 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 32 21 10 1 43 98 71 Washington 31 17 12 2 36 98 90 Carolina 32 13 13 6 32 75 91 N.Y. Rangers 32 15 16 1 31 70 84 New Jersey 32 12 14 6 30 73 82 Columbus 31 13 15 3 29 78 86 Philadelphia 31 13 15 3 29 70 85 N.Y. Islanders 32 9 18 5 23 80 111 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Blackhawks 34 23 6 5 51 129 93 St. Louis 29 20 6 3 43 100 67 Minnesota 32 18 9 5 41 77 75 Colorado 29 20 9 0 40 83 68 Dallas 29 14 10 5 33 83 86 Winnipeg 32 14 14 4 32 83 90 Nashville 31 14 14 3 31 71 89 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 33 21 7 5 47 106 86 Los Angeles 32 21 7 4 46 88 63 San Jose 31 19 6 6 44 103 78 Vancouver 33 18 10 5 41 88 81 Phoenix 30 17 8 5 39 97 94 Calgary 30 11 15 4 26 79 100 Edmonton 32 11 18 3 25 89 109 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games Blackhawks 7, Philadelphia 2 Los Angeles 3, Toronto 1 Minnesota at Anaheim, (n) Thursday’s Games Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 7 p.m. Colorado at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Carolina at Calgary, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Boston at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Chicago 6, Dallas 2 Buffalo 2, Ottawa 1, SO Washington 6, Tampa Bay 5, SO Florida 3, Detroit 2, SO Columbus 5, New Jersey 4 Los Angeles 6, Montreal 0 Nashville 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 St. Louis 2, Winnipeg 1 Phoenix 3, Colorado 1 Boston 2, Calgary 1 Edmonton 5, Carolina 4, OT N.Y. Islanders 3, San Jose 2, SO

BLACKHAWKS 7, FLYERS 2 Philadelphia Chicago

1 1 0 —2 0 5 2 —7

First Period-1, Philadelphia, Voracek 5 (Timonen, Giroux), 12:31 (pp). PenaltiesSimmonds, Phi, major (fighting), 1:47; Brookbank, Chi, major (fighting), 1:47; Kruger, Chi (holding stick), 12:08; Bollig, Chi (high-sticking), 13:41; Timonen, Phi (holding), 19:34. Second Period-2, Chicago, Keith 2 (Sharp, Kane), :43 (pp). 3, Chicago, Shaw 10 (Bollig, Oduya), 1:22. 4, Chicago, Handzus 3 (Kruger), 5:27 (sh). 5, Philadelphia, Downie 3 (B.Schenn, Streit), 6:11 (pp). 6, Chicago, Versteeg 5 (Saad, Hossa), 9:44. 7, Chicago, Toews 13 (Sharp, Hossa), 14:15. Penalties-Saad, Chi (hooking), 4:27; Rinaldo, Phi (tripping), 7:18; Hartnell, Phi (roughing), 14:15. Third Period-8, Chicago, Seabrook 3 (Handzus, Versteeg), 1:05. 9, Chicago, Sharp 15 (Kane, Hossa), 9:33 (pp). Penalties-Morin, Chi (boarding), 2:12; Hartnell, Phi (goaltender interference), 6:32; Rosehill, Phi (roughing), 9:13; L.Schenn, Phi (elbowing), 9:13; Meszaros, Phi (cross-checking), 10:09; Rosehill, Phi, misconduct, 15:29; Bollig, Chi, misconduct, 15:29; Coburn, Phi, misconduct, 17:07; Morin, Chi, served by Sharp, minor-misconduct (roughing), 17:07. Shots on Goal-Philadelphia 10-7-13-30. Chicago 6-11-6-23. Power-play opportunities-Philadelphia 2 of 5; Chicago 2 of 7. Goalies-Philadelphia, Emery 3-6-0 (18 shots-12 saves), Mason (1:05 third, 5-4).

Chicago, Raanta 5-0-1 (30-28). A-21,144 (19,717). T-2:33. Referees-Ghislain Hebert, Don Van Massenhoven. Linesmen-Steve Miller, Brian Murphy.

SCORING LEADERS Through Dec. 10 GP G Sidney Crosby, Pit 32 16 Patrick Kane, Chi 33 17 Evgeni Malkin, Pit 30 8 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh 30 16 John Tavares, NYI 32 12 Alex Ovechkin, Was 29 26 Corey Perry, Anh 33 20 Alexander Steen, StL 29 21 Nicklas Backstrom, Was 31 7 Joe Thornton, SJ 31 5 Chris Kunitz, Pit 32 17 4 tied with 30 pts.

A 27 23 30 21 24 9 15 12 25 27 14

PTS 43 40 38 37 36 35 35 33 32 32 31

SCHEDULE Dec. 19-27 — Holiday roster freeze. Dec. 24-26 — Holiday break. Dec. 26-Jan. 5 — IIHF World Junior Championship, Malmo, Sweden. Jan. 1 — NHL Winter Classic: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium. Jan. 25 — NHL Stadium Series: Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium. Jan. 26 — NHL Stadium Series: New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils at Yankee Stadium. Jan. 29 — NHL Stadium Series: New York Rangers vs. New York Islanders at Yankee Stadium. Feb. 6-8 — Olympic break begins. Feb. 12 — Olympic men’s hockey tournament begins: Sochi, Russia. Feb. 23 — Olympic men’s hockey goldmedal game: Sochi, Russia. Feb. 26 — NHL regular season resumes. March 1 — NHL Stadium Series: Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks, Soldier Field. March 5 — Trade deadline, 3 p.m., EST. March 10-12 — NHL general managers meeting, Boca Raton, Fla. April 13 — Last day of regular season. April 16 — Stanley Cup Playoffs begin.

AHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L OL SL Pts GF Grand Rapids 17 5 1 1 36 91 Rockford 13 11 2 0 28 76 Milwaukee 11 5 4 1 27 56 Wolves 12 10 0 2 26 68 Iowa 8 12 1 0 17 48 North Division W L OL SL Pts GF Hamilton 12 10 0 3 27 68 Rochester 11 10 2 2 26 76 Toronto 12 9 1 0 25 61 Lake Erie 12 11 0 1 25 66 Utica 6 14 1 1 14 48 West Division W L OL SL Pts GF Abbotsford 19 6 1 1 40 92 Texas 14 8 2 2 32 89 Oklahoma City 10 12 0 4 24 71 San Antonio 10 13 0 2 22 66 Charlotte 9 14 0 1 19 62

GA 57 90 57 67 59 GA 70 82 57 74 73 GA 74 75 81 74 75

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesday’s Games Wolves 4, Grand Rapids 2 St. John’s 5, Syracuse 1 Portland 4, Providence 3, SO Hershey 4, Binghamton 3, SO Rochester 4, Lake Erie 2 Springfield 3, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 Iowa at Abbotsford, (n) Thursday’s Games San Antonio at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Iowa at Abbotsford, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games Wolves at Texas, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. Binghamton at Utica, 6 p.m. Bridgeport at Albany, 6 p.m. Adirondack at Hartford, 6 p.m. Lake Erie at Rochester, 6:05 p.m. Hershey at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 6:05 p.m. Portland at Providence, 6:05 p.m. Toronto at Hamilton, 6:30 p.m. Springfield at Norfolk, 6:30 p.m. Manchester at Worcester, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Rockford, 7 p.m.

PROS BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with OF Rajai Davis on a two-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES — Acquired RHP Kyle Haynes from Pittsburgh to complete an earlier trade. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired OF Billy Burns from Washington for LHP Jerry Blevins. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with OF-1B Corey Hart on a oneyear contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Promoted Tony Perezchica to minor league field & infield coordinator and Dan Carlson to minor league pitching coordinator. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — 3B Jerry Hairston Jr. announced his retirement. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with RHP Charlie Morton on a three-year contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Acquired a player to be named or cash considerations from Houston for RHP Anthony Bass and a player to be named or cash considerations. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Signed RHP Angel Castro to a one-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS — Signed F Chris Douglas-Roberts from Texas (NBADL). Waived F James Southerland. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Signed C Hilton Armstrong from Santa Cruz (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Fined Dallas CB Orlando Scandrick $21,000, for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Bears WR Brandon Marshall and Dallas DE George Selvie $21,000, for a hit below the knees against Bears QB Josh McCown in a Dec. 9 game. DALLAS COWBOYS — Activated DE Edgar Jones off the injured reserve/ return list. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed RB Bradley Randle to the practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Placed S Jeron Johnson on injured reserve. Signed S Perrish Cox. Signed LB Mike Taylor to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed DE Adewale Ojomo to the practice squad HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspends Ottawa D Jared Cowen two games for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo F Zemgus Girgensons during a Dec. 10 game. DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled G Petr Mrazek from Grand Rapids (AHL). Reassigned G Jared Coreau from Toledo (ECHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled F Ryan Strome from Bridgeport (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Reassigned F Mike Hoffman to Binghamton (AHL). LACROSSE Major League Lacrosse OHIO MACHINE — Traded D Kyle Hartzell to New York for MF Matt Dolente, MF Kevin Cooper and the 13th pick in the 2014 collegiate draft. MOTORSPORTS NASCAR — Named Brent Dewar chief operating officer. Promoted chief marketing officer Steve Phelps and senior vice president of racing operations Steve O’Donnell to executive vice presidents and general counsel Gary Crotty to chief legal officer. SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY — Named Matt Reis goalkeeper coach. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Announced the retirement of G Matt Reis. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC — Traded MF Mauro Rosales and a No. 13 allocation ranking to Chivas USA for the rights to F Tristan Bowen and a No. 2 allocation ranking.

COLLEGES BOISE STATE — Named Bryan Harsin football coach. VIRGINIA UNION — Named Joe Taylor director of athletics.


SPORTS

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Shanahan sits RG3; Cousins in

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North Dakota State’s Marshall Bjorklund looks to pas as he’s guarded by Notre Dame’s Austin Burgett on Wednesday in South Bend, Ind.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MIDWEST ROUNDUP

North Dakota State upsets Notre Dame The ASSOCIATED PRESS SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Most college basketball fans around the country probably aren’t familiar with the name Marshall Bjorklund. If the senior forward has more games like he had Wednesday night at Notre Dame, they’ll find out about him soon enough. Bjorklund scored 26 points, one off his career high, to lead North Dakota State to a road upset over the Fighting Irish, 73-69, in the third round of the Gotham Classic at Purcell Pavilion.

No. 3 Ohio St. 86, Bryant 48: At Columbus, Ohio, Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 19 points, and Ohio State pulled away

early to beat Bryant (6-5). Amir Williams added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Buckeyes (9-0). It was an early round game in the Blackrock Gotham Classic, which will conclude Dec. 21 with the Buckeyes meeting Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden.

No. 4 Wisconsin 78, Milwaukee 52: At Madison, Wis., Ben Brust scored 18 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 as Wisconsin remained undefeated with a victory over in-state rival Milwaukee. Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson scored 12 points each for Wisconsin (11-0). Kyle Kelm scored 17 points to lead Milwaukee (93), while Matt Tiby added 11.

8AUTO RACING BRIEF Dillon will bring famous No. 3 car to Sprint Cup CONCORD, N.C. – The late Dale Earnhardt’s famed No. 3 will be back on track in the elite Sprint Cup Series next season with Austin Dillon using the number. The move has been long anticipated because car owner Richard Childress has allowed

his grandson to use the No. 3 as he’s moved through NASCAR’s ranks. The number has not been used since Earnhardt’s death in the 2001 season-opening Daytona 500. The car was rebranded to No. 29 for Kevin Harvick following Earnhardt’s fatal accident. – The Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. – It takes quite the sales job to explain why a medically cleared Robert Griffin III won’t play for the rest of the season. Embattled Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan realized that and gave it his best shot Wednesday, speaking passionately at times in a 28-minute news conference that included references to the team’s “circus atmosphere” and insistences that the move isn’t a ploy to get himself fired. The upshot is that Griffin will be the inactive third quarterback for the Redskins’ final three games, behind starter Kirk Cousins and backup Rex Grossman. Shanahan’s reasoning is that he fears Griffin, who has taken a pounding in recent weeks, will get hurt, and that would ruin the franchise player’s offseason – a reversal of Shanahan’s oft-stated position that Griffin needed as much game experience as possible and would play to the end of the season. “You’ve got to take a look at the risk and reward,” Shanahan said. “And with Robert I thought that his hits were piling up on him, giving him his toll, and I was afraid that we would set him back.” Griffin, who publicly clashed with Shanahan at times this year, clearly wasn’t happy with the decision. He gestured, shrugged and shook his head throughout his turn at the podium, and he declined to answer when asked if he believes Shanahan’s rationale for the benching, saying: “At this point, I just have got to leave it up to Coach.” “I expressed my desire to play,” Griffin said. “Of course, I want to be out there and finish the season with my guys, see it through.”

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NFL PREVIEW

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POWER RANKINGS

As usual, Broncos figure to be fantasy must starts

How all 32 NFL teams stack up heading into Week 15, according to Hub Arkush:

Marshawn Lynch

Peyton Manning AP photo

Colin Kaepernick

Cameron Jordan

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1. Seattle Seahawks

2. Denver Broncos

3. San Francisco 49ers

4. New Orleans Saints

49ers loss a dent, but who’ll beat them in Seattle?

Don’t trust their D, but they keep on rolling while others stumble.

The wild card absolutely no one will want to draw.

Unlike Seattle, they can’t play them all at home right now.

Dexter McCluster

Tom Brady AP photo

Although some leagues began their playoffs last week, most fantasy postseasons kick off in Week 15. The weather made for some wacky games in Week 14. Hopefully, the assorted snowstorms and frigid temperatures did not contribute to ending your team’s season. For those who fight on into the playoffs, here is a look at some fantasy matchups in Week 15.

Jermaine Gresham

MATCHUPS TO EXPLOIT Broncos (vs. Chargers), 7:25 p.m. Thursday At this point, you probably don’t need anyone to tell you to play your Broncos, but this is a particularly good matchup. Only four teams give up more passing yards than San Diego, and one of those teams is the Broncos. Looks like a shootout. Must starts: Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas, Knowshon Moreno, Matt Prater Solid plays: Eric Decker, Julius Thomas Worth a look: Montee Ball, Denver defense Avoid: Wes Welker (concussion)

Jonathan Stewart

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5. Kansas City Chiefs

6. New England Patriots

7. Cincinnati Bengals

8. Carolina Panthers

Redskins exactly what these Chiefs needed.

They’ve earned a higher spot, but without TE Rob Gronkowski ... .

Defense continues to impress, A.J. Green continues to grow.

Time to rebound but awfully pedestrian in New Orleans.

AP photo

Bears quarterback Josh McCown (left) celebrates his touchdown run with wide receiver Brandon Marshall (center) and guard Kyle Long on Monday against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field.

Can of worms on menu LeSean McCoy

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Andrew Luck

Joe Flacco

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9. Philadelphia Eagles

10. Arizona Cardinals

11. Indianapolis Colts

12. Baltimore Ravens

We keep finding questions, they keep giving answers.

How much will loss of the Honey Badger hurt defense?

We won’t find the floor until they find a ground game.

Defending champs have won four of last five. Playoffs are in sight.

13. Detroit Lions Just when we thought they’d arrived, they get snowed in Philly.

14. Miami Dolphins Have won four of six since Jonathan Martin left.

24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers If they’ve quit on coach Greg Schiano, someone should tell the players.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars

15. Bears Playoff spots are not built on offense alone.

16. San Diego Chargers Sent a message to Eli Manning, but playoffs still a tough putt.

17. Green Bay Packers Looks like Matt Flynn will be the man at least another week.

18. Dallas Cowboys Embarrassed themselves in Chicago. How will they bounce back?

19. Pittsburgh Steelers Fact is, this D is nowhere near what it once was.

20. New York Giants They were hot until San Diego. Now they’re on life support.

21. New York Jets

Won three straight, 4 of 5, apparently Gus Bradley has a plan.

26. Cleveland Browns Did officials, Patriots cut their hearts out in one they should have had?

27. Oakland Raiders They just don’t have the horses, but QB Matt McGloin is interesting.

28. Atlanta Falcons Shouldn’t be this bad, but they haven’t quit on coach Mike Smith.

29. Buffalo Bills Injuries finally caught up with them in Tampa.

30. Minnesota Vikings Say one thing for these guys, they keep coming at you.

Just enough against Oakland for QB Geno Smith to keep his job.

22. St. Louis Rams

31. Washington Redskins These guys apparently quit weeks ago.

A lot of nice pieces, but what’s the future at quarterback?

23. Tennessee Titans

32. Houston Texans

What exactly is the plan here?

Is the Lovie Smith era next? Not as likely as some think.

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It would be one thing if these words were stated by Stu from Woodstock or Harry from Harvard. But they came from someone else – let’s call him Brian from New Mexico – who played 13 seasons for the Bears and is a shoo-in for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And Brian Urlacher did not endorse McCown during an afternoon show on a local station. He did so on national TV this week as an analyst on “Fox Football Daily.” Even in retirement, Urlacher can pressure a quarterback. The Bears have a hot-button issue on their hands regardless of whether they want to acknowledge it. On Thursday, coach Marc Trestman is expected to announce whether McCown or Cutler will start Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Most signs point to Cutler, so long as he performed well and did not endure any setbacks in a private workout Wednesday in front of coaches and medical staff. If Cutler does return from a high-ankle sprain that has sidelined him for four-plus games, it would mean McCown would return to his

original role as the Bears’ backup quarterback. The same McCown who set a franchise record Monday against the Dallas Cowboys with his third consecutive 300-yard passing game. The same McCown who was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, making him the first Bears player to earn the distinction in 2013. The same McCown who has thrown 13 touchdowns with only one interception. Yep, that McCown. Don’t get me wrong. Cutler represents the Bears’ best option at quarterback as long as he is 100 percent healthy. Not 90 percent, not 95 percent, not 99 percent, but 100 percent. Because when Cutler is fully healthy and playing his best, he can make any throw on the field and elude almost any type of pressure in the pocket. He won four of six starts before suffering groin and ankle injuries, and he has a firm grasp of Trestman’s offense. Besides, the Bears could use the final three games to help evaluate Cutler before deciding whether to retain him as a free agent or let him hit the open market this spring. However, those entrenched in Camp McCown have a strong argument. Until this week, the Bears’ quarterback debate served as good fodder for fans and media types who wanted to fill the space between last week’s final play and next week’s kickoff. While we yapped, Trestman, McCown and everyone else on the Bears maintained that Cutler would

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remain the clear-cut No. 1 starter once doctors cleared him to play. But something changed when Urlacher went on the record to endorse McCown over Cutler. Suddenly, it seemed possible that other Bears players privately felt the same way. It’s no secret that Urlacher was the face of the franchise and one of the most powerful voices in the locker room from 2000 to 2012. It’s no secret that Urlacher remains good friends with more than a few former teammates, starting with fellow linebacker Lance Briggs. On Thanksgiving Day, Bears linebacker Blake Costanzo wore a No. 54 Urlacher jersey through the locker room at Halas Hall. He posted a picture on his Twitter account along with the following message: “Giving thanks to Urlacher at this practice.” Remember that if you hear Bears players try to tell you that Urlacher’s thoughts about Cutler and McCown don’t really matter to them. It’s hard to tune out someone whose message you have respected and followed for so many years. One thing is certain. If McCown returns to the bench this week, he will not make a fuss. McCown’s humility is genuine, and his coaches appreciate his support for Cutler as the starter when healthy. “Josh has done exactly what we’ve asked him to do,” Trestman said. “He’s performed very, very well as a backup, and he understands his role. We’ve got a very close quarterback room.” That’s great. Does the same hold true for the rest of the team? • Northwest Herald sports columnist

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Chargers (at Broncos), 7:25 p.m. Thursday Yes, only three teams give up more passing yards than Denver. They are ranked No. 7 against the run, however. The stats are a bit misleading: Denver is usually ahead, which forces other teams to pass. Solid plays: Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, Ryan Mathews Worth a look: Nick Novak Avoid: Eddie Royal, San Diego defense Falcons (vs. Redskins), noon Sunday Most of this season, you’d be more likely to find Atlanta

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listed under “Matchups to Avoid,” but this will be an opportunity for their offense to produce. To their credit, the Falcons haven’t given up, and the Washington defense is terrible. Solid plays: Steven Jackson, Tony Gonzalez Worth a look: Matt Ryan, Roddy White Last resort: Harry Douglas Avoid: Atlanta defense

Browns (vs. Bears), noon Sunday We all know by now that the Bears have a historically bad run defense. The Browns, however, have no rushing attack. Something has to give. As usual, it will be the Bears’ defense. Must start: Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron Solid plays: Chris Ogbonnaya Worth a look: Jason Campbell, Billy Cundiff Last resort: Greg Little Avoid: Cleveland defense Eagles (at Vikings), noon Sunday Chip Kelly has all but ditched the gadget offense, and the Eagles are rolling. There is no reason to think that roll will stop against a sieve-like defense in Minnesota. Must starts: LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson Solid plays: Nick Foles, Riley Cooper Worth a look: Alex Henery, Philly defense Last resort: Brent Celek, Zach Ertz

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passes and had a passer rating of 69.8 in the loss. On Sunday, he’ll face one of the league’s best and most underrated defenses. “They’re rated very, very highly in a lot of different ways,” Trestman said. “They hold quarterbacks to an average of 58 percent completion percentage. They’re good in the back end. They’re very thick up front. … We have a tremendous challenge.” In the first half of last week’s loss to the Patriots, the Browns held Tom Brady to 7-of-19 throwing for 95 yards and an interception. On the season, they are tied for second in allowing the fewest 40-yard plays (two) and yards allowed per passing play (6.1). Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said Cutler and Josh McCown can do different things from the quarterback position, but that they’re both great fits in Trestman’s system. “Certainly the weapons and the guys that are around them are huge in their success as

well,” he said. “You try to get ready for the things that you know that they’re going to do offensively and also try to prepare for the quarterbacks and the differences in the two guys.” Cutler’s highest singlegame yardage output came in Cleveland in 2008, when he threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns for the Broncos, but this is a much different Cleveland defense. Assuming he is back under center, he’ll have to work to get half that against a young, impressive Cleveland defense allowing 222.4 passing yards a game. Not the most welcome return. Familiar face: The Bears will face their 2012 backup quarterback, Jason Campbell, who is now starting – and playing well – for Cleveland. “He’s a very passionate, very smart player and right now he’s got good coaching around him,” Trestman said. “He’s got an environment that certainly on his journey this might be the place for him.”

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Helmets are required gear only for bicyclists younger than 18 in California. As an adult, I choose to wear one when I’m biking. However, it is not illegal for an adult to bike without a helmet. You said in your response people who cycle at night should avoid wearing dark clothes to increase their visibility, but clothes color alone has been shown to have little or no effect on visibility in dark conditions. During low-light times of day such as dawn or dusk, wearing bright or fluorescent clothes is a good strategy, but at night bicyclists should rely on lights and reflectors to be seen.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips encourage all cyclists and drivers to come to a complete stop at signs and signals, even when turning right, and especially when pedestrians are present. Talking or texting on a cellphone while biking isn’t currently illegal in the state of California. I feel using cellphones while biking is an unsafe practice, and I encourage cyclists (or drivers) to simply pull over before making or taking a call.

‘Placebo effect’ can stimulate healing Dear Dr. K: In previous columns, you’ve mentioned something called the “placebo effect.” Can you explain what that means? Dear Reader: We used to think the placebo effect was imaginary. Today, I think the evidence indicates otherwise: It’s an example of our remarkable powers of self-healing. A placebo is a pill or other treatment that is inactive. It may look identical to a real drug, but it doesn’t really have the drug in it. It’s also called a “sugar pill,” although the inactive substances in it don’t include table sugar. Researchers use placebos in clinical studies. They compare the results for a group of people who got an active treatment with the results for a group of people who got the placebo treatment. Typically, neither the people in the study nor their doctors know if they are taking the real medicine or the placebo until after the study is ended. This is how researchers can tell how well a treatment worked. Even when people taking the real drug do better than the people taking the placebo, something interesting often happens: The people taking

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‘12 Years’ tops SAG noms Steve McQueen’s historic saga “12 Years a Slave” topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations. John Wells’ dysfunctional family adaptation “August: Osage County,” which hits theaters Dec. 25 and features an all-star cast including Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, also picked up awards-season momentum with three nominations, including outstanding performance for the cast. The SAG nominations are one of Hollywood’s first major announcements on the long road to the March 2 Oscars. Noticeably absent from Wednesday’s SAG lineup were Spike Jonze’s futuristic computer love story “Her,” starring Joaquin Phoenix; Ethan and Joel Coen’s folk scene-focused dark comedy “Inside Llewyn Davis”; Richard Linklater’s raw and romantic “Before Midnight”; and Martin Scorsese’s stockbroker story “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which features performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Robert Redford, as a resourceful sailor in “All is Lost,” was also snubbed, as was Ryan Coogler’s numbing injustice tale “Fruitvale Station” and the film’s lead actor, Michael B. Jordan. Joining the SAG list for outstanding cast performance were Jean-Marc Vallee’s AIDS drama “Dallas Buyers Club” and the sweeping White House servant tale “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Both films topped the list with three nominations each. Also nominated for cast performance was David O. Russell’s 1970s con-artist romp “American Hustle.” And the film scored an individual supporting nomination for Jennifer Lawrence.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein sued Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema on Wednesday, claiming they’re owned a share of the profits from the second and third “Hobbit” films. In the lawsuit filed in New York, the Weinsteins said their 1998 sale of the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy to New Line applies to all “Hobbit” sequels. Warner Bros. elected to split “The Hobbit” into three films, the second of which, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” opens in theaters Friday. The Weinsteins are seeking $75 million in damages. Warner Bros. responded with a statement calling the Weinsteins’ sale of Tolkien’s book rights “one of the great blunders in movie history.” The studio said the Weinsteins and Miramax agreed to be paid only for the first film based on each book. “No amount of trying to rewrite history can change that fact,” Warner Bros. said. “They agreed to be paid only for the first motion picture based on ‘The Hobbit.’ And that’s all they’re owed.”

Walker wreckage stolen A second man charged with stealing a piece of the car in which “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker died has surrendered. Authorities say 25-year-old Anthony Janow surrendered Tuesday at the San Fernando courthouse. He was booked and released on $60,000 bail. Walker and driver Roger Rodas died Nov. 30 when their Porsche crashed. Prosecutors say Janow and 18-yearold Jameson Witty stole a roof panel as the wreckage was being towed. They were charged Monday with felony grand theft of personal property and two misdemeanors. They could be sentenced to up to 4½ years in jail if convicted. Witty also is free on bail.

Actor Welch dies at 48 Christopher Evan Welch, the actor whose roles on New York stages led to a series of film and television roles, including a regular spot on

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‘Heathers’ musical set Before there was “Mean Girls,” there was “Heathers.” Now that dark comedy is ready to bully its way into New York as a musical. The 1988 film starring Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty and Christian Slater has been turned into a show by Tony Award nominee Laurence O’Keefe and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy. It starts performances off-Broadway in March at New World Stages after a stint in Los Angeles this year. Andy Fickman directs.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Game-show host Bob Barker is 90. Singer Connie Francis is 76. Singer Dionne Warwick is 73. Singer-guitarist Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) is 70. Actor Wings Hauser is 66. Actor Bill Nighy is 64. Singer-percussionist Sheila E. is 56. Actress Sheree J. Wilson (“Walker, Texas Ranger,” ‘’Dallas”) is 55. Guitarist Eric Schenkman of Spin Doctors is 50. Bassist Nicholas Dimichino of Nine Days is 46. Actress Jennifer Connelly is 43. Actress Madchen Amick (“My Own Worst Enemy,” “Twin Peaks”) is 43. Actress Regina Hall is 43. Actress Mayim Bialik is 38.

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New, decorated models on display at Sonatas in Woodstock Jerry Kuyper WOODSTOCK – For the sales staff at Maples at the Sonatas, 2013 has been a busy year. More than 20 contracts were written at the new housing community on the city’s north side. “We are at the halfway point in sales at the Maples. We now have sold 75 housing units out of a possible 125. We actually closed on 21 new homes this year,” sales manager Carol Lyons said. A few more sales might be added before the year ends as newly decorated ranches have been

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CARY $270,000, 365 Sterling Cir, Cary 600131508, 19-01-452-006, Vance L Christy To Daly Trust, November 5 $296,000, 7108 Mallard Way, Cary 60013-6013, 20-07-130-007, Belmonte Trust To Pamela Reidl & Tommy Reidl, November 6

CRYSTAL LAKE $117,500, 777 Dover Ct, Crystal Lake 60014-7879, 19-08-255-003, Hud To Brian Stan Thompson, November 5 $157,000, 32 Briarwood Cir, Crystal Lake 60014-3922, 18-02-226-021, Steven B Tishler To Thomas S Wallace & Tracie L Wallace, November 5 $212,000, 953 Village Rd, Crystal Lake 60014-1922, 18-24-279-001, Tyrone D Pearce To Soren Hall & Susan Hall, November 5 $241,000, 4805 Valerie Dr, Crystal Lake 60014-6341, 19-03-151-011, Graeff Trust To Christopher Benedik & Jessica Bendik Jr, November 5 $360,000, 3102 Remington Dr, Crystal Lake 60014-4768, 14-35-426-015, Dean C

Wisser To Trevor D Lea & Susan J P Lea, November 5

In The Hills 60156-6256, 18-26-330-008, Judicial Sales Corp To Hud, November 6

LAKEWOOD HARVARD $95,000, 603 E Blaine St, Harvard 60033-1809, 01-36-105-004, Kathleen A Peters To Gary Semrow & Virginia Semrow, November 6

HUNTLEY $150,000, 10828 Timer Dr W 1, Huntley 60142-7197, 18-28-433-001, Kenneth A Fredin Estate To Edwin Rodriguez & Patricia Rodriguez, November 5 $217,000, 9144 Buckingham Ct, Huntley 60142-2469, 18-21-226-029, Maria Nilda B Tripoli Alfante To Ih2 Property Illinois Lp, November 5

JOHNSBURG $258,000, 5522 Dakota Rdg, Johnsburg 60051-8467, 09-01-252-010, Mark E Childers To Christopher R Winters & Candace R Winters, November 5 $850,000, 3670 Grand Ridge Ct, Johnsburg 60051-9728, 10-17-177-007, Bradley A Zastrow To Christopher A Gagnon, November 5

$171,000, 374 Wiltshire Ln, Village Of Lakewood 60014-5433, 18-01-431-021, Fannie Mae To Julie Johnsey & Rena Blaha, November 6

WONDER LAKE MARENGO $175,000, 705 Spring Dr, Marengo 60152-3383, 16-01-105-017, Josh Cunningham To Gibran R Young, November 6

$188,990, 230 Wedgewood Cir, Lake

$88,000, 3703 Thompson Rd, Wonder Lake 60097-9403, 08-13-152-025, Fannie Mae To Debra A Kunde, November 6

WOODSTOCK MCHENRY $76,000, 1810 W Woodward Park Ave, Mchenry 60051, 09-25-127-022, 3 Blind Mice Llc To William P Petsche & Mark Wisz, November 5 $207,000, 4612 Joyce Ln, Mchenry 60050-5401, 09-34-379-014, Leroy B Beltz To Andrew J Carey & Bobbijean Carey, November 6

RINGWOOD $265,000, 5605 N Ridgeway Rd, Ringwood 60072-9634, 09-05-276-005, Stephanie Freund To Edward J Donahue, November 5

SPRING GROVE LAKE IN THE HILLS

Mae To Christopher L Shannon, November 6 $220,000, 9207 Daniel Ln, Spring Grove 60081-8248, 05-18-454-006, Bayview Loan Servicing Llc To Daniel L Mcauliffe & Angela D Mcauliffe, November 6

$122,000, 7505 Windsor Ave, Spring Grove 60081-8461, 05-29-402-018, Fannie

$107,000, 524 Blakely St, Woodstock 60098-3718, 13-07-226-026, Irving Townsend To Rodney J Townsend, November 5 $113,000, 867 Clay St, Woodstock 60098-2803, 13-05-176-032, Shirley Norton To Pedro Fabian, November 5 $121,000, 2710 Verdi St, Woodstock 60098-8027, 08-29-428-022, Therese Morrissey To Heriberto J Perez, November 5 $199,000, 1231 Timothy Ln, Woodstock 60098-3045, 13-04-327-004, Federal National Mortgage Assn To Quincy B Egert & Allison J Egert, November 6 $251,000, 9210 W Wonder Lake Rd, Woodstock 60098-8202, 08-11-200-007, Thomas P Mock Jr To Erick Martin & Erica Martin, November 6


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• SONATAS Continued from page E1 Other features are ceramic floor tile in the foyer, a laundry room, energy-efficient gas forcedair heating system, 50-gallon quick-recovery water heater, thermopane insulated windows, cabinetry options, central air conditioning and rooms pre-wired for cable television and telephones. Options that cost more money than the standard price include fireplace, hardwood floors, granite or Corian countertops, upgraded cabinetry and appliances and a bonus room. “The ‘European Country’ exterior elevations provide optimum curb appeal, and the full exterior maintenance services give homeowners the opportunity for a carefree lifestyle,” Lyons said. The decorated models on public display are from the Palazzo, Promenade and Portico portfolios. “Our decorated 1,650-squarefoot Palazzo comes with a four-season room addition, two bedrooms and bathrooms, gourmet kitchen with center island and a den. My Palazzo model is aggressively priced at $259,990 and is ready for immediate delivery,” she added. “The price does not include the interior furnishings that decorate the model. “Our decorated 1,754-squarefoot Portico model is also aggressively priced. We are asking $285,942 for it. With double-bowl vanity in the owner’s bath plus a walk-in shower, the Portico combines luxury and functionality effortlessly,” Lyons said. “The Promenade model includes a generous 16-foot-by15-foot kitchen, ideal for entertaining family and friends plus a den/office space, which also can be used as a guest room. The three courtyard designs (Portico, Promenade, Palazzo) offer a bonus room option which adds 900 square feet of living space to a ranch. The bonus room costs between $45,000 and $50,000, Lyons said. In early January, Lyons will open a decorated Promenade model with the optional bonus room to the public. Pricing for the Promenade starts at $247,990. With the bonus room option, the price on the immediate delivery Promenade promises to be in the $290,000 to $300,000 range. The bonus room option almost turns a no-stairs ranch into a two-story with stairs. “I call it a story-and-a-half with stairs,” she said. The bonus room includes a full bedroom, a full bath and a family room. “It is like having a separate condo or sort of like a reverse basement,” Lyons noted. “It is a great option to the ranch plans for buyers that have family or friends in for the holidays.” The Maples is a maintenance-free community. “There are no hassles with exterior upkeep,” Lyons continued. “The maintenance-free lifestyle includes full exterior services such as snow removal and lawn maintenance. Put away that mower and shovel and have more time for family, friends and the ‘fun stuff’ in life.” A homeowner’s association arranges for maintenance services. Association fees are $157 monthly for detached single-family ranches. They are $150 monthly with the Villas. Maples owners have use of the community’s private 3,000 squarefoot clubhouse and heated swimming pool. The clubhouse includes a social room (with fireplace, flat screen TV and a pool table), kitchen, fitness center, restroom facilities

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An open floor plan prevails with the ranch plans at the Maples at the Sonatas community in Woodstock. with showers and a meeting room. Flowers, bushes, shrubs, trees and grass sod surround the clubhouse and each single-family ranch. “Meet friends and neighbors at the clubhouse for a morning coffee or afternoon game of cards. Homeowners can reserve the clubhouse kitchen and great room for private gatherings, ideal for birthday parties and other family

events. The community clubhouse is the hub of the Sonatas neighborhood, the place to gather and to participate in one of the community’s many exclusive social events such as ‘Coffee & Conversation’ on Saturdays or Book Club on Tuesdays,” Lyons said. The Maples community spans 24-acres within the larger Sonatas single-family housing subdivi-

sion. A sales center and decorated models are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Take Route 47 to Ware Road, east on Ware a half mile, then turn left onto Vivaldi, and turn left again on Schumann Road. For information, call 815-3340340 or visit www.epconcommuni-

ties.com. Epcon Communities also has communities in Plainfield and Valparaiso, Ind. The company has built more than 26,000 ranches in the United States and works under franchise agreements with developers. Jamie Wilcox is one of those developers and has an Illinois franchise, which includes Woodstock. When he began the Maples community more than seven years ago, Wilcox said, “Homes are ranches on a single level and maintenance-free at the Maples community in the Sonatas subdivision. Those features attract different types of buyers, but certainly the handicapped individuals will be interested as, for example, our homes have wide doorways and switches at accessible heights.” There are no front or rear steps to climb or descend and, for the most part, interior stairs have been eliminated. “The front floor is completely flat to the rise at the threshold. The garage does have a 6-inch step, or gas ledge, so that an inadvertent spill does not leak into the house. But we can install a ramp at that 6-inch step for better access to the garage. “The community is not age-restricted, but it is a great living arrangement for older active adults, who are our biggest category of buyer. Even so, Maples will have appeal to everybody, including younger buyers,” Wilcox continued. “Our EpCon communities get lots of single women in their 30s and 40s, including divorcées and widows, who like the village-type community very much as it has lots of security to go along with the amenities.”


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WILLOW BROOKE

McHenry Lrg ranch 3BR, 1.5 BA on crawl space. Living rm, family rm, eat in kitchen counter, 2.5 car att garage, covered deck, shed, fenced yard. Long term lease. The Shores, 807 Pearl Ave. $1245 mo. Land Management Properties 815-678-4771

Rents Starting at

McHenry Patriot Estates & Prairie Lake Townhomes Ask About our 1BR Special 2BR Starting at $1250.00.

WOODSTOCK

JOHNSBURG / PISTAKEE BAY AREA Coach house on estate grounds includes four large rooms. One large bedroom, utility room with half bath with washer and dyrer, upstairs one large bedroom, office area, full bath and dressing area, eat in kitchen and living room. Very quiet and private. No pets except cats, lease required with security deposit and references. $900 per month. Call 847-767-2500

Harvard: Clean, newly remodeled 2BR vintage coach house. $700/mo. Garage avail. Near train 815-943-0504

$710

WONDER LAKE Updated Kitchen. $800. Linda Clark Prudential First Realty 815-236-2934

FREE Pool & Fitness Center

815-363-5919 or 815-363-0322

815-338-2383 www.cunat.com

HUNTLEY 1 BEDROOM

1st floor, laundry, parking, no pets/smkg. $700/mo + sec + ref. 847-669-3691

ISLAND LAKE 2 BEDROOM Quiet building, no pets. $825 + sec. 847-526-4435

Island Lake Luxury Apt. Lakewood estate lot 1.7 acres, no restrictions, previously sold for $130,000 now only $38,500 Broker Owned 815-347-1712

2 Car Garage, Pet Friendly Free Health Club Membership.

Studio, 1 & 2 Bedrooms

Round Lake – Long Lake, 3 BR., Free Buildable Lot, 3 Car Garage, New Windows, Corian Countertops, Dead End Street, Very Private, Fairfield/Rollins. $129,000 Call: 847-875-6739

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Spacious 2BR, 2BA, D/W. W/D, C/A. Approx 1000 sq ft. $875/mo & up. 847-875-7985 Marengo Large 1 & 2 BR most utilities included $640 & UP Broker Owned 815-347-1712

McHenry/Ringwood, 2 BR, 1 BA, Fin. Bsmt. with Fplc., Possible 3rd Br., 1st & Last Mo. Sec. $1175/mo 847-812-1927 WONDER LAKE LARGE 2 STORY 3 bedroom, fenced in yard, 2 car garage, $1350/mo. 815-509-5679

Woodstock WINTER SPECIAL 2BR APTS Starting @ $730 Autumnwood Apt. Elevator Building 815-334-9380

Wonder Lake ~ 2 Bedroom

www.cunat.com Woodstock: 2, 3 & 4BR, main floor & lndry, $710 & up, Broker Owned 815-347-1712

Woodstock: 2BR apt. $800/mo.+sec. dep Roberto 773-317-3364

Own a Pepperidge Farm local distributorship for $89K w/10-15% down. Weekly sales $4900 plus. Call Ralph 815-301-5912

Large kitchen, WD, large backyard deck, fenced-in yrd, 2 car gar. Pets OK, $1100/mo. 815-354-0386 Marengo: 610 E. Grant Hwy. & 1060 Briden Dr., 1BR $600-$645 or 2BR $700-$780 Roberto 773-317-3364 Sandra 815-568-6672 Marengo: Lg 2 bdrm unit avail Immed. $750. All appl W/D, Dishwasher & micro furnished. Cent Air. No pets/no smoking. Sec dep, lease req. Tenant pays electric, cable. 224-858-7377

McHenry $199 Move-In Special Large 1BR, from $699. 2BR, 1.5BA from $799. Appl, carpet and laundry. 815-385-2181 Woodstock Studio $585/mo+sec. Efficiency $550/mo + sec.1-BR $650/mo + sec, all 3 furn'd w/all utils incl. No Pets. 815-509-5876

ALGONQUIN - 2 BEDROOM

McHenry -1 & 2BR some utilities included, balcony $700 & UP Broker Owned 815-347-1712

McHenry 2BR, 2BA Deluxe Apt. ½ MO FREE! Near town, clean, C/A, laundry, no pets. 815-690-1614 or 708-436-0035

Quiet & clean building w/ storage, laundry & parking. 1 mo free rent. $800/mo. 847-401-3242

HEBRON 2BR CONDO'S Appls, W/D, patio/deck, private ent, $745-$875. 815-482-8163 Woodstock 2 story TH, 2BR, 1.5BA, bsmnt, gar., no pets, sec. dep., lease $875+utilities 815-347-0349

Woodstock ranch 2BR, 2BA, bsmnt, gar., no pets, sec. dep.,

Quiet building, hardwood floors, heat and water incl. No pets. 815-455-6964

CRYSTAL LAKE 1BR, 2nd FLOOR Small building, $800/mo. No pets/ smoking, heat incl, near metra. Garage available. 815-344-5797

HARVARD, Large Home, quiet/ friendly. Walk to Metra. $415/mo, utilities, cable/wifi & laundry incl. no smoke/no drink 815-916-9804

lease, $900+utils 815-347-0349

Crystal Lake Warehouse 2500 sq ft heated. $3.95/sq ft. 815-236-7045 Woodstock: 3BR, 1.5BA, TH, full bsmt, 2 car gar. w/opnr, concrete patio, yrd, full kitch. w/ all appl., no pets $1225/m 630-514-4956

Woodstock -1BR, Den, Utility Rm Close to Sq, living rm, kitchen, no pets/smoking. $725/mo + utilities. Security + ref req. 815-338-1734

Crystal Lake CHEAP & CLEAN Office Suite. 300 SF.

Incl. all utils + High Speed DSL. $295/mo. 815-790-0240

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CARY 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH

2 bath, finished basement, large fenced yard, 1 car garage, no pets. $1400/mo. 815-236-7191

STEVEN J. BACIK and CHRISTINE CONNERY, Plaintiffs, v. MICHAEL W. BACIK and CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUST COMPANY, Defendants.

Crystal Lake 4BR On Fox River

No. 06 CH 926

W/D, D/W, garage, $975/mo+sec. 847-899-7587

CRYSTAL LAKE 2 BEDROOM

MCHENRY - ROUTE 31

Close to metra, water and gas incl. Laundry in basement, no pets. Call for details. 312-953-7987

IRISH PRAIRIE APTS

1 & 2 Bedrooms W/D and Fitness Center 815/363-0322

CRYSTAL LAKE Large & Spacious 2BR

Crystal Lake 3 Bedroom Ranch

200 ft waterfront, boat, dock, deck. 1.5 ac, 2BA, new carpet, tile, C/A. $1395/mo. 708-296-4476

First floor, $850/mo. Heat, gas, water, D/W incl. Pets extra. 847-707-3800

CRYSTAL LAKE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOME, 3 BEDROOMS, 1.5 BATHS, 2.5 CAR GARAGE, 1.5 ACRES, $1800/MO. 815-529-7885

CRYSTAL LAKE OPEN HOUSE SAT, DEC 14 10AM-4PM Renovated 1 & 2BR, FREE HEAT. 815-353-1759

Crystal Lake Move In Ready 3BR 1BA Ranch in quiet neighborhood. Appl,1.5 car garage, Prairie Grove schools, $1250. 847-833-5104

CRYSTAL LAKE ~ 2BR, 2BA No pets, no smoking. $900/mo + security. 608-474-1960 or 608-564-7960

HUNTLEY 3 BEDROOM

CRYSTAL TERRACE APTS.

On 2.5 acres, garage not incl. $1300/mo+utils. 847-417-6056

Crystal Terrace Apts. located in Crystal Lake, Illinois has reopened its waiting list for (1) & (2) bedroom Section 8 apartments. Accepting names of interested persons commencing 12/09/13 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. First 150 applicants for the 1 bedroom & 150 applicants for the 2 bedroom units. Interested persons MUST CALL (815) 338-5151. (NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.)

Lake in the Hills 3BR, 1BA, lr, dr, kitchen, gar. Newly remodled, all new appl, lrg fenced yrd, walking distance to school. 847-658-4951 Marengo 2 & 3BR, 2.5 BA, 2 car gar., $950-$1075/mo. Broker Owned 815-347-1712

McCullom Lake Cute 2BR, 1BA

WOODSTOCK

SILVERCREEK 1 & 2 Bedroom Rents Starting $735 $ $

FOX LAKE: remodled unit, 780 sf Very lrg 1BR, dining, balcony, strge & lndry in building, no dogs, utils incl. except elec., $750 & $695mo Agent Owned 815-814-3348

Affordable Apts. Garage Included

815-334-9380 www.cunat.com

FOX RIVER GROVE STUDIO

Woodstock 1BR $645, 2BR $745 All appliances, wall to wall carpet. A/C, balcony On site laundry. No pets. 847-382-2313 708-204-3823

FOX RIVER GROVE ~ 1 BEDROOM Utilities included, clean. No pets, near metra and shopping. 815-690-1614 or 708-436-0035

WOODSTOCK – 2BR, 1BA, 1st Flr. 118 Donovan. Spacious, Kitch appliances incl, Laundry hkups. Pets negot. $750/mo+$750 sec. 815-382-0015 WOODSTOCK 2BR. Rogers Hall. $800-$825/mo. Move-in special: $300 off 1st mo. Offer good thru 12/31. NO PETS! 815-482-4909

HARVARD AREA Huge 3BR, 2BA loft apt. Quiet. Frplc, W/D, C/A. Fish/Swim. Pets ok. $1025/mo. 815-648-2716

Woodstock 2 & 3BR, new paint, fenced yard, 2 car gar., $850 & UP Broker Owned 815-347-1712

Antioch Long Term Lease. Large 3BR, 2BA tri-level. 2.5 car attchd garage, fenced yard, deck, shed. Hardwood floors and all kitchen/ laundry appls. $1395.00 mo. Land Management Properties 815-678-4771

Crystal Lake 1BR $760

$475/mo + all utilities, across from metra. 224-622-1859 or 847-516-8437

Wonder Lake: nice 2BR w/3 car gar., & lndry $890/mo Broker Owned 815-347-1712

Wonder Lake~Lake Front House Beautifully Remodeled 2BR, 1BA Huge deck & pier, $1150+ utilities, no dogs. Agent Owned 815-814-3348

Marengo Large 4BR, 2 Full BA

EARN IMMEDIATE INCOME

1 bath, bonus room, pets OK with deposit, $650 + sec. Mgr Broker Owned. Shawn 224-577-5521

WOODSTOCK 3BR, new carpet paint, storage, quiet, clean $750 + sec. 815-354-6169

Renovated, $695/mo + sewer + sec. Managing Broker Owned. Call Shawn 224-577-5521

MCHENRY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Tri-level in Fox Ridge. Fenced yard, sidewalks, $1250/mo + sec + util. 815-575-6919

MCHENRY 3-5BR, 2-3BA Newly remodeled, security and pet deposit req. $1350-$1500/mo. 815-219-1836

McHenry 3BR Ranch Fenced back yard, 2 car garage. $1200/mo. Agent Owned.

K. D. Schaid Appraisal 815-363-2449

MCHENRY 3BR. 1.5BA

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S AUCTION SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Court's Order entered herein, the Sheriff of McHenry County, Woodstock, Illinois, or his deputy, will on January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Courthouse, McHenry County Room 262, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, property legally described as follows: Permanent Index No.: 19-34-204-008 This property is Vacant Land located at the northwest corner of Algonquin Road (Illinois Hwy 62) and Longwood Drive, adjacent to the McDonald's Restaurant, consisting of approximately 2.52 acres. In regard to the physical characteristics of the subject property, this real estate is being sold in “As Is” condition for cash or certified funds. All liens and encumbrances on the property will be satisfied prior to the issuance of a Judicial Deed. The minimum bid, pursuant to court order, is $206,250. The successful bidder is required to deposit 10% of the bid amount at the time of the sale with the McHenry County Sheriff, and the balance to be paid by noon the following Tuesday after the sale. For information regarding this real estate, interested parties may contact: Attorney Peter F. Carroll at 815/337-4259 or <PFCarrollLaw@sbcglobal.net>. DATED: November 19, 2013. KEITH NYGREN SHERIFF OF MCHENRY COUNTY

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Woodstock Holiday Special Intentionally Quiet 2 Bedroom $650 incl heat, available immed. 815-206-4573

Peter F. Carroll, Esq. Attorney No. 6185083 Carroll & Carroll Attorneys for Plaintiffs 114 S. Jefferson Street Woodstock, IL 60098

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1109225 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS SOVEREIGN BANK, N.A., FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOVEREIGN BANK Plaintiff, vs. PAUL L. CABANSKI; SILVER LAKES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 1092 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 10, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 14-36-482-010, 14-36482-011. Commonly known as 5 WOODY WAY, OAKWOOD HILLS, IL 60013. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1109225. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576753 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1112219 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES R. FULTON II; LORRAINE L. FULTON; Defendants, 11 CH 1464 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on March 28, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 05-30-279-010. Commonly known as 7702 ARLINGTON DRIVE, SPRING GROVE, IL 60081. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the uni othe han hall

ity purc unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1112219. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576754 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1037908 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL STEFKO; JULI L. PETERSON; LAKELAND PARK PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 173 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 10, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 09-27-155-006. Commonly known as 5005 HOME AVENUE, MCHENRY, IL 60050. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1037908. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576751 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1037239 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INCTRUST 2003-HE3, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-HE3 Plaintiff, vs. ANNAMARIE T. BOLEY; RANDY W.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-80CB MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-80CB Plaintiff, -v.LUBOMIR NIKOLOV, MARGARITA NIKOLOVA A/K/A MARGARITA S. NIKOLOVA, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendants 11 CH 430 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 5, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on January 22, 2014, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 671 BEDFORD DRIVE, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Property Index No. 19-07-451 -019. The real estate is improved with a two story single family residence. The judgment amount was $237,990.23. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: The sales clerk, FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 498-9990 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. Please refer to file number 10-035841. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 498-9990 Attorney File No. 10-035841 Case Number: 11 CH 430 TJSC#: 33-26395 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I577941 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

ANNAMARIE T. BOLEY; RANDY W. BOLEY; FOUR COLONIES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; AAMES FUNDING CORPORATION D/B/A AAMES HOME LOAN; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. S/I/I TO LASALLE BANK, FSB; Defendants, 11 CH 511 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 10, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 18-12-453-002. Commonly known as 996 STONEHEDGE COURT, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Pr rt Act.

(g ) of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1037239. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576752 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1209057 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, vs. JERI ROWLAND A/K/A JERI B

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, -v.JULIO C. ESCOBAR A/K/A JULIO CESAR ESCOBAR, GINALYN ESCOBAR, DELL FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, LAKE IN THE HILLS SANITARY DISTRICT, SPRING LAKE FARM SOUTH CELEBRITY SERIES SINGLE FAMILY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION Defendants 12 CH 2548 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 21, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on January 16, 2014, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5530 CHANTILLY CIRCLE, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 Property Index No. 18-26-105-025. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $314,994.20. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710. Please refer to file number 12-2810. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 Attorney File No. 12-2810 Case Number: 12 CH 2548 TJSC#: 33-26390 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I577966 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OC9, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OC9 Plaintiff, -v.ANA B. AYALA, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendant 10 CH 1111 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 20, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on January 13, 2014, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 932 CYNTHIA LANE, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 Property Index No. 19-28-204-090. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $254,918.29. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: The sales clerk, FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 498-9990 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. Please refer to file number 09-029734. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 498-9990 Attorney File No. 09-029734 Case Number: 10 CH 1111 TJSC#: 33-26379 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I577940 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)


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Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com ROWLAND; COMERICA BANK; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. S/I/I TO CAPITAL ONE BANK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; Defendants, 12 CH 2254 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 10, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 19-33-377-001. Commonly known as 11952 DEVONSHIRE STREET, ALGONQUIN, IL 60102. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1209057. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576762 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. JUAN M. MARTINEZ; RENEE A. MARTINEZ; LVNV FUNDING, LLC; I.S.P.C. UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 12 CH 2572 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 21, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidde fo sh th followi de

highe der for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 716 Robert Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098. P.I.N. 08-31-479-005-0000. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. Anthony Porto at Plaintiff's Attorney, Freedman Anselmo, Lindberg LLC, 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (866) 402-8661. For Bidding instructions visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. F12080496 I578597 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1303630 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION; Plaintiff, vs. ELLEN HARRISON; CITIBANK, N.A., S/I/I TO CITIBANK, FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 13 CH 1033 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on September 12, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 19-05-326-001, 19-05326-002. Commonly known as 275 COLLEGE STREET, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sal which ill title the has

Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1303630. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I578607 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS SOVEREIGN BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. BLANE L. BARNETT; LAURA BARNETT; HARRIS, N.A. LAKEVIEW ACRES ASSOCIATION; Defendants, 13 CH 1048 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on September 12, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the law offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 3804 Harding Avenue, Richmond, IL 60071. P.I.N. 04-02-328-009 and 0402-328-008. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. For information call William E. Dutton, Jr. at Plaintiff's Attorney, DUTTON & DUTTON, P.C., 10325 West Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, Illinois 60423. (815) 806-8200. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I578608 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1225685 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK ILLINOIS

WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. FLENDY CIURA AKA FLENDY V. CIURA; PAUL CIURA AKA PAUL A. CIURA; FIRST MIDWEST BANK; PARK RIDGE ESTATE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; Defendants, 13 CH 139 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 17, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 09-34-451-005. Commonly known as 4401 LOYOLA DRIVE, MCHENRY, IL 60050. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1225685. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I578600 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1301716 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, HOME EQUITY ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1 Plaintiff, vs. SUZANNE BEATTY A/K/A SUZANNE J. BEATTY; MATHEW BEATTY A/K/A MATTHEW J. BEATTY; LAKE IN THE HILLS SANITARY DISTRICT; RESURGENCE FINANCIAL, LLC; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defe dants,

Defendants, 13 CH 309 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 11, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 19-30-228-024. Commonly known as 314 HARVEST GATE, LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL 60156. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1301716. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576764 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1225159 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. TENA HOFFMAN A/K/A TENA M HOFFMAN; MCHENRY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY; SUNRISE RIDGE ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendants, 13 CH 33 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on August 15, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to th highest bidd fo sh, th fol-

Thursday, December 12, 2013 â&#x20AC;˘ Page E5 ys the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 08-13-201-005. Commonly known as 4017 SENECA ROAD, WONDER LAKE, IL 60097. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1225159. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I578598 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1304089 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. AMIRA BAGHDADI; BRANDON SANTIAGO; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 13 CH 581 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on August 15, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 11-25-361-007. Commonly known as 706 NORTH PAGE STREET, MARENGO, IL 60152. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be fo in ection. U

prop ty open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1304089. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I578601 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1306791 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH DERBAS A/K/A JOSEPH P DERBAS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 13 CH 796 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 11, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 05-29-433-009, 05-29433-008. Commonly known as 194 DANNELL PLACE, SPRING GROVE, IL 60081. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1306791. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Sellin Offi

CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576766 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE File Number SPSF.1167 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR REGISTERED HOLDERS OF FIRST MORTGAGE LOAN FRANKLIN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FF2 Plaintiff, vs. GINA ANN JIMENEZ A/K/A GINA ANN CYCHULSKI, ANDREW B. CYCHULSKI, UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS. Defendants, 13 CH 960 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on October 2, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 19-08-252-018. Commonly known as 82 Berkshire Dr., Crystal Lake, Il 60014. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. David C. Kluever at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576767 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013) Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

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DIGITAL MARKETNG SPECIALIST DUPAGE COUNTY Launch your career in the fast growing digital marketing industry Shaw Media is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist who is responsible for developing new local business relationships with digital marketing solutions such as web design, video production, and e-commerce. The successful candidate will possess the ability to consistently prospect and meet with decision makers. Our Digital Marketing Specialist must have the ability to strategically and creatively think in a fast-paced environment. Candidate needs to be familiar with web design, social media, mobile, and office including Power Point. Strong communication skills are a must. Ideal candidate will be competitive, self sufficient, and able to maintain a positive attitude. To be considered, an applicant must have a college degree in a related field and relevant experience is preferred. The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and acceptable motor vehicle record. Shaw Media offers an extensive benefit package. If you thrive on change and love a good challenge, bring your passion to Shaw Media and be part of an incredibly exciting time in our industry! Qualified candidates should send cover letter & resume to: Email: Recruitment@shawmedia.com Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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YOUTH CARE WORKER aka MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST Allendale Association a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility currently has full time rotating second shift positions for Youth Care Workers aka Mental Health Specialists at our Allendale-Daisy's North Chicago location and our Main Campus in Lake Villa to work actively with high end “at risk” children & adolescents ages 8 to 18 years of age within our Residential Units. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or related Human Service field, or 5 years of related equivalent social service experience, Per DCFS regulations, must have valid driver's license w/ good driving record and be at least 21 years of age. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a generous education assistance program. Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download application and send with a copy of your resume to:

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TEACHER AIDE The Allendale Association. a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility has a full-time Teacher Aide position available within our high end Special Education School on our Lake Villa, IL campus. Candidate will have a minimum of an Associates Degree in Education or Special Education and Paraprofessional Certificate, minimum of one year related experience, preferably in a special education environment, and valid driver's license w/good driving record. Per DCFS regulations must be at least 21 years of age.

TEACHER AIDE The Allendale Association has a full-time Teacher Aide position available with our LINC Educational Program in Woodstock, IL. Candidate must have a minimum of an Associates Degree in Education or related field, minimum of one-year experience as a Teacher Aide preferably in a special education environment; Paraprofessional Certificate and valid driver's license w/good driving record. Per DCFS regulations must be at least 21 years of age. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package as well as a generous tuition assistance plan. Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download application and send with a copy of your resume to:

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No. 06 CH 926 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S AUCTION SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Court's Order entered herein, the Sheriff of McHenry County, Woodstock, Illinois, or his deputy, will on January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the McHenry County Courthouse, Room 262, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, property legally described as follows: THE EAST HALF OF A TRACT OF LAND DESCRIBED AS: THAT PART OF THE WEST HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST FRACTIONAL HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 34, 1401.58 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SAID WEST FRACTIONAL HALF FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 49 MINUTES WEST, AT AN ANGLE OF 99 DEGREES 39 MINUTES MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE EXTENDED, 456.46 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST FRACTIONAL HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 34, 468.16 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTER OF STATE ROUTE 62, 459.18 FEET NORTHWESTERLY OF THE INTERSECTION OF SAID EAST LINE WITH THE CENTER LINE OF STATE ROUTE 62, AS MEASURED ALONG SAID CENTER LINE; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CENTER LINE, 459.18 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST FRACTIONAL HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 34; THENCE NORTH ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 483.08 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, (EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROUTE 62), IN McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Permanent Index No. : 19-34-204-008 This property is Vacant Land located at the northwest corner of Algonquin Road (Illinois Hwy 62) and Longwood Drive, adjacent to the McDonald's Restaurant, consisting of approximately 2.52 acres. In regard to the physical characteristics of the subject property, this real estate is being sold in “As Is” condition for cash or certified funds.

All liens and encumbrances on the property will be satisfied prior to the issuance of a Judicial Deed. The minimum bid, pursuant to court order, is $206,250. The successful bidder is required to deposit 10% of the bid amount at the time of the sale with the McHenry County Sheriff, and the balance to be paid by noon the following Tuesday after the sale. For information regarding this real estate, interested parties may contact: Attorney Peter F. Carroll at 815/337-4259 or <PFCarrollLaw@sbcglobal.net>. DATED: November 19, 2013. KEITH NYGREN SHERIFF OF MCHENRY COUNTY Peter F. Carroll, Esq. Attorney No. 6185083 Carroll & Carroll Attorneys for Plaintiffs 114 S. Jefferson Street Woodstock, IL 60098 815/337-4259 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013. #A2379)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1109225 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS SOVEREIGN BANK, N.A., FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOVEREIGN BANK Plaintiff, vs. PAUL L. CABANSKI; SILVER LAKES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 1092 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 10, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOTS 2 AND 3 IN BLOCK 19 IN SILVER LAKE OAKWOOD HILLS UNIT NO. 1, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 8, ALSO A PART OF THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 9, 1950 AS DOCUMENT NO. 231189, IN BOOK 10 OF PLATS, PAGE 130, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 14-36-482-010, 14-36482-011. Commonly known as 5 WOODY WAY, OAKWOOD HILLS, IL 60013. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall th nt quired by

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gag pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1109225. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576753 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1037908 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL STEFKO; JULI L. PETERSON; LAKELAND PARK PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 173 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 10, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 19 IN LAKELAND PARK UNIT NUMBER 2, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 12, 1952 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 260030, IN BOOK 11 OF PLATS, PAGE 66, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 09-27-155-006. Commonly known as 5005 HOME AVENUE, MCHENRY, IL 60050. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. Fo Info atio Visit bsite

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1112219 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES R. FULTON II; LORRAINE L. FULTON; Defendants, 11 CH 1464 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on March 28, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 10 AND THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 9 (AS MEASURED ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY AND NORTHWESTERLY LINES THEREOF), IN SECOND ADDITION TO COLEMAR, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 30 AND THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 29, BOTH IN TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 18, 1927, IN BOOK 6 OF PLATS, PAGE 4, AS DOCUMENT NO. 78962, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF MCHENRY, STATE OF ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 05-30-279-010. Commonly known as 7702 ARLINGTON DRIVE, SPRING GROVE, IL 60081. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be fo in ection. U t

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Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1037908. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576751 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1037239 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INCTRUST 2003-HE3, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-HE3 Plaintiff, vs. ANNAMARIE T. BOLEY; RANDY W. BOLEY; FOUR COLONIES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; AAMES FUNDING CORPORATION D/B/A AAMES HOME LOAN; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. S/I/I TO LASALLE BANK, FSB; Defendants, 11 CH 511 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 10, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 34 IN UNIT EIGHT OF FOUR COLONIES, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 30, 1984 AS DOCUMENT 880094, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 18-12-453-002. Commonly known as 996 STONEHEDGE COURT, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1037239. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576752 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1209057 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, vs. JERI ROWLAND A/K/A JERI B ROWLAND; COMERICA BANK; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. S/I/I TO CAPITAL ONE BANK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; Defendants,

12 CH 2254 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 10, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 39, IN EDGEWOOD HILLS UNIT NO. 3, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 13, 1972 AS DOCUMENT NO. 578569, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 19-33-377-001. Commonly known as 11952 DEVONSHIRE STREET, ALGONQUIN, IL 60102. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1209057. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576762 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. JUAN M. MARTINEZ; RENEE A. MARTINEZ; LVNV FUNDING, LLC; I.S.P.C. UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 12 CH 2572 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 21, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT 22 IN PRAIRIE TERRACE SUBDIVISION PHASE 2, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 1, 2000 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2000R0010592, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 716 Robert Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098. P.I.N. 08-31-479-005-0000. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open fo in ecti

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF McHENRY, N.A., Plaintiff vs. WILLIAM B. NETTLETON JR., NANCY A. NETTLETON, NETTLETON DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a WISCONSIN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 1942 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS that a complaint was filed in the Circuit Court of McHenry County, Illinois for the mortgage foreclosure of certain property legally described as follows: Lot 4 (except that part beginning at the Northwest Corner of said Lot 4: thence along the North line of said Lot 4, South 89 degrees 46 minutes 17 seconds East, 5.00 feet; thence along a line 5.00 feet East of an parallel with the West line of said Lot 4, South 00 degrees 05 minutes 05 seconds East, 66.00 feet to the South line of said Lot 4; thence along said South line, North 89 degrees 46 minutes 17 seconds West, 5.00 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot 4; thence along the West line of said Lot 4, North 00 degrees 05 minutes 05 seconds West, 66.00 feet to the Point of Beginning) in Block 2 of M. Kelter's addition to the City of McHenry, West of Fox River, situated in the City of McHenry, in the County of McHenry, and State of Illinois Lot 8 and 9 in Block 1 in Michael Kelter's Second subdivision of Block 12, according to the Plat thereof filed on December 15, 1904 and Recorded in Book 2 of Plats, Page 64, said Lots being located in and being a part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 26, Township 45 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in McHenry County, Illinois. The Northerly Half of the vacated alley lying Southerwesterly of and adjoining Lots 8 and 9 in Block 1 of Michael Kelter's Second Subdivision of Block 12, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Book 2 of Plats, Page 64, said Lots being located in and being a part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 26, Township 45 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in McHenry County, Illinois. Commonly known as: 1506 N. Richmond Rd., McHenry, IL 60071 PIN(S): 09-26-402-004; 09-26-402-014 and 09-26-402-015 UNLESS YOU file your response or otherwise file your appearance therein, with the Circuit Court of McHenry County, 2200 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock, Illinois, on or before the 16th day of January, 2014 a judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief sought in the Complaint. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court Donald C. Stinespring, Jr. - ARDC#6243959 John J. Murray Jr. - ARDC#6295292 Attorneys for Plaintiff 5414 Hill Road, P.O. Box 382 Richmond, Illinois 60071 815/678-4553 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013. #A2382)

prope y ope for inspection. For information call Mr. Anthony Porto at Plaintiff's Attorney, Freedman Anselmo, Lindberg LLC, 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (866) 402-8661. For Bidding instructions visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. F12080496 I578597 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1303630 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION; Plaintiff, vs. ELLEN HARRISON; CITIBANK, N.A., S/I/I TO CITIBANK, FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 13 CH 1033 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on September 12, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: PARCEL 1: LOTS 33, 34 AND 35 (EXCEPT NORTHEASTERLY 55.6 FEET OF SAID LOTS) IN BLOCK 6 IN ROSE'S EAST VIEW ADDITION TO CRYSTAL LAKE, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 2, 1922 AS DOCUMENT 55903, IN BOOK 4 OF PLATS, PAGE 66, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: LOTS 30, 31 AND 32 (EXCEPT NORTHEASTERLY 55.9 FEET OF SAID LOTS) IN BLOCK 6 IN ROSE'S EAST VIEW ADDITION TO CRYSTAL LAKE, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8 FEET EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 2, 1922 AS DOCUMENT 55903, IN BOOK 4 OF PLATS, PAGE 66 IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 19-05-326-001, 19-05326-002. Commonly known as 275 COLLEGE STREET, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1303630. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I578607 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013) Find !t here! PlanitNorthwest.com

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS SOVEREIGN BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. BLANE L. BARNETT; LAURA BARNETT; HARRIS, N.A. LAKEVIEW ACRES ASSOCIATION; Defendants, 13 CH 1048 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on September 12, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the law offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: THE WESTERLY HALF OF LOT 9 AND ALL OF LOT 10 IN BLOCK 3 IN LAKEVIEW ACRES, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF LOT 2 OF THE WEST FRACTIONAL HALF OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 46 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 26, 1955 AS DOCUMENT NO. 298151 IN BOOK 12 OF PLATS, PAGE 50 IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 3804 Harding Avenue, Richmond, IL 60071. P.I.N. 04-02-328-009 and 0402-328-008. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. For information call William E. Dutton, Jr. at Plaintiff's Attorney, DUTTON & DUTTON, P.C., 10325 West Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, Illinois 60423. (815) 806-8200. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I578608 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS HARVARD SAVINGS BANK, an Illinois banking corporation, Plaintiff, -vsJANET CONERTY, UNKNOWN and NONRECORD OWNERS CLAIMANTS, Defendants.

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g Subdivision of part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 32, Township 45 North, Range 7 East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded May 16, 1979 as Document No. 767966 and rerecorded July 11, 1979 as Document No. 773309, in McHenry County, Illinois. Permanent Property Index Number: 08-32-153-010 Common Address: 1959 Joseph Street, Woodstock, Illinois 60033 And for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law and that the suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you, the said above-named Defendants, file your Answer to the Complaint of said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of McHenry County, McHenry County Government Center, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, on or before the 20th day of December, 2013, default may be entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. KATHERINE M. KEEFE Clerk of the Circuit Court, 22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Bernard K. Papp ARDC No. 3121981 Campion, Curran, Lamb & Cunabaugh, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 16 N. Ayer Street Harvard, IL 60033 815-943-2824 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013. #A2360)

The requisite Affidavit having been duly filed in my office, notice is hereby given you, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the above-entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of McHenry County, by the said Plaintiff, against you and other Defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage concerning the premises described as follows, to-wit: Lot 87 in Greenwood Meadows Unit Number 3 Phase 1, being a

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, -v.JULIO C. ESCOBAR A/K/A JULIO CESAR ESCOBAR, GINALYN ESCOBAR, DELL FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, LAKE IN THE HILLS SANITARY DISTRICT, SPRING LAKE FARM SOUTH CELEBRITY SERIES SINGLE FAMILY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION Defendants 12 CH 2548 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 21, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on January 16, 2014, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 55 IN SPRING LAKE FARM SOUTH UNIT 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH. RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 30, 1993, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 93R058543, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 5530 CHANTILLY CIRCLE, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 Property Index No. 18-26-105-025. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $314,994.20. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710. Please refer to file number 12-2810. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 Attorney File No. 12-2810 Case Number: 12 CH 2548 TJSC#: 33-26390 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I577966 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK ILLINOIS

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1225685 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. FLENDY CIURA AKA FLENDY V. CIURA; PAUL CIURA AKA PAUL A. CIURA; FIRST MIDWEST BANK; PARK RIDGE ESTATE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; Defendants, 13 CH 139 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 17, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto

Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. James M. Sizemore; Michelle R. Sizemore; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.; ISPC; Lakeland Park Property Owner's Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 1514 1902 Meadow Lane Mchenry, IL 60050 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as a defen-

PUBLIC NOTICE

No. 13 CH 1184 NOTICE TO UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS

Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 196 IN PARK RIDGE ESTATE PHASE 4, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER AND THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 31, 2002 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2002R0048468, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 09-34-451-005. Commonly known as 4401 LOYOLA DRIVE, MCHENRY, IL 60050. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1225685. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I578600 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

BEFORE THE CORPORATE AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF CRYSTAL LAKE MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF HOME STATE BANK TRUST 1923N DATED JAN 4, 1977 FOR APPROVAL OF AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT UNDER THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE FOR CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The public hearing shall be for the purposes of considering and hearing testimony as to whether the proposed annexation agreement to annex the property containing the Mathews Co manufacturing facility should be approved. The agreement calls for the reclassification of the property from County zoning to the City zoning of M manufacturing along with the approval of a special use permit for the existing outside storage yard and a height variation for the existing testing equipment. The property in question contains approximately 37 acres and is on the North side of Route 176 at the North end of Industrial Drive which runs parallel to the West side of the Union Pacific Line running toward McHenry. The property is commonly known as 500 Industrial Drive, Crystal Lake Illinois. The property index numbers are 1433-126-003, 14-33-201-003, 14-33-126-002 and 14-33-201002. The legal description of the property to be impacted by the annexation agreement is as follows: Parcel 1: Pins14-33-126-003 and 14-33-201-003 That part of the East half of the Northwest quarter and part of the West half of the Northeast quarter of Section 33, Township 44 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of a line that is 433.0 feet East of and parallel with the West line of the East half of the Northwest quarter of said Section 33 with the Southerly right of way line of the Commonwealth Edison Company, as established by Deed Document 480431; thence Easterly along said Southerly right of way line, a distance of 1650.85 feet to the Westerly right of way line of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway; thence Southwesterly along said Westerly right of way line, a distance of 581.17 feet to a point on a line that is 824.2 feet North of and parallel with the North line of the Subdivision of Block 4 of Sterne's Addition to Crystal Lake for the place of beginning; thence Westerly along said parallel line, a distance of 901.13 feet to a point on a line that is 866.0 feet East of and parallel with the West line of the East half of the Northwest quarter of Section 33 as aforesaid; thence Southerly along said parallel line, a distance of 824.2 feet to the North line of the Subdivision of Block 4 of Sterne's Addition to Crystal Lake; thence Easterly along said North line, a distance of 367.55 feet to the Westerly right of way line of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway; thence Northeasterly along said Westerly right of way line, a distance of 982.77 feet to the place of beginning, in McHenry County, Illinois. Parcel 3: Pins 14-33-126-002 and 14-33-201-002 That part of the East half of the Northwest quarter and part of the West half of the Northeast quarter of Section 33, Township 44 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of a line that is 433.0 feet East of and parallel with the West line of the East half of the Northwest quarter of said Section 33 with the Southerly right of way line of the Commonwealth Edison Company, as established by Deed Document No. 480431; thence Easterly along said Southerly right of way line, a distance of 1650.85 feet to the Westerly right of way line of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway; thence Southwesterly along said Westerly right of way line, a distance of 581.17 feet to a point on a line that is 824.2 feet North of and parallel with the North line of the subdivision of Block 4 of Sterne's Addition to Crystal Lake extended Easterly; thence Westerly along said parallel line, a distance of 901.13 feet to a point on a line that is 866.0 feet East of and parallel with the West line of the East half of the Northwest quarter of Section 33 as aforesaid; thence Southerly along said parallel line, a distance of 824.2 feet to the north line of the Subdivision of Block 4 of Sterne's Addition to Crystal Lake; thence Westerly along said North line, a distance of 433.0 feet to a point on a line that is 433.0 feet East of and parallel with the West line of the East half of the Northwest quarter of said Section 33; thence Northerly along said parallel line, a distance of 1364.61 feet to the place of beginning, being situated in Nunda Township, McHenry County, Illinois. A public hearing before the Mayor and City Council, on the request will be held at 7:30 p.m. on January 7, 2014, at the Crystal Lake City Hall, 100 West Woodstock Street, at which time and place any person determining to be heard may be present. CITY OF CRYSTAL LAKE Nicholas Kachiroubas City Clerk Prepared by: MADSEN, SUGDEN & GOTTEMOLLER Attorney for Petitioner One North Virginia Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815)459-5152 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 2013. #A2394)

plaintiff(s) g yo dant(s) therein and praying for a judgment of foreclosure and sale and other relief, that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action January 2, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I

have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on November 21, 2013. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OC9, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OC9 Plaintiff, -v.ANA B. AYALA, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendant 10 CH 1111 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 20, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on January 13, 2014, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: UNIT 53-1, BEING THAT PART OF LOT 53 IN EVERGREEN RIDGE BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 27, 1994 AS DOCUMENT NO. 94R70734, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE EASTERNMOST CORNER OF SAID LOT 53; THENCE-SOUTH 23 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 53 A DISTANCE OF 132.14 FEET TO THE SOUTHERNMOST CORNER OF SAID LOT 53; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 53 A DISTANCE OF 45.73 FEET; THENCE NORTH 31 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST 122.38 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 53; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE, SAID LINE BEING A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST HAVING A RADIUS OF 230.00 FEET, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 28.85 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC HAVING A LENGTH OF 28.83 FEET, AND BEARING OF SOUTH 62 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 932 CYNTHIA LANE, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 Property Index No. 19-28-204-090. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $254,918.29. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: The sales clerk, FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 498-9990 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. Please refer to file number 09-029734. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 498-9990 Attorney File No. 09-029734 Case Number: 10 CH 1111 TJSC#: 33-26379 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I577940 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-80CB MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-80CB Plaintiff, -v.LUBOMIR NIKOLOV, MARGARITA NIKOLOVA A/K/A MARGARITA S. NIKOLOVA, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendants 11 CH 430 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 5, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on January 22, 2014, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 12 IN FIRST ADDITION TO UNIT 2 OF FOUR COLONIES, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOT 87 OF UNIT 2 OF FOUR COLONIES IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER AND THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 29, 1975 AS DOCUMENT NO. 644858, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 671 BEDFORD DRIVE, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Property Index No. 19-07-451 -019. The real estate is improved with a two story single family residence. The judgment amount was $237,990.23. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: The sales clerk, FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 498-9990 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. Please refer to file number 10-035841. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 498-9990 Attorney File No. 10-035841 Case Number: 11 CH 430 TJSC#: 33-26395 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I577941 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)


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Page E8â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, December 12, 2013 lepho Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986 /s/ Laura A. Duplantier One of Plaintiff's Attorneys (Published in the Northwest Herald November 28, December 5, 12, 2013. #A2312)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK ILLINOIS Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Cisco Rios; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Spring Lake Farm Homeowners Association, Inc., Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 1669 351 Wedgewood Circle Lake In The Hills, IL 60156 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as a defendant(s) therein and praying for a judgment of foreclosure and sale and other relief, that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action January 14, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on November 20, 2013. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) Alan S. Kaufman MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6289893 /s/ Alan S. Kaufman One of Plaintiff's Attorneys ARDC #6289893 (Published in the Northwest Herald November 28, December 5, 12, 2013. #A2313)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1301716 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WELLS FARGO ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, HOME EQUITY ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1 Plaintiff, vs. SUZANNE BEATTY A/K/A SUZANNE J. BEATTY; MATHEW BEATTY A/K/A MATTHEW J. BEATTY; LAKE IN THE HILLS SANITARY DISTRICT; RESURGENCE FINANCIAL, LLC; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 13 CH 309 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 11, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 577 BIG SKY UNIT THREE A, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 19 AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 5, 1993 AS DOCUMENT NO. 93R059692 IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 19-30-228-024. Commonly known as 314 HARVEST GATE, LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL 60156. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1301716. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576764 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1225159 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. TENA HOFFMAN A/K/A TENA M HOFFMAN; MCHENRY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY; SUNRISE RIDGE ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendants, 13 CH 33 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above

entitled cause on August 15, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 24 IN SUNRISE RIDGE UNIT NO. 3, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 12, AND PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 27, 1956 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 316163, IN BOOK 13 OF PLATS, PAGE 2, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 08-13-201-005. Co 40

Commonly known as 4017 SENECA ROAD, WONDER LAKE, IL 60097. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website ://s

at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1225159. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I578598 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1304089 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK N.A.

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. AMIRA BAGHDADI; BRANDON SANTIAGO; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 13 CH 581 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on August 15, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the fol-

Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com highe lowing described property: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 6 IN SYNDICATE ADDITION TO MARENGO, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST HALF OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 12, 1892 AS DOCUMENT NO. 7413, IN BOOK 1 OF PLATS, PAGE 28, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 11-25-361-007. Commonly known as 706 NORTH PAGE STREET, MARENGO, IL 60152. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall

gag pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1304089.

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I578601 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1306791 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH DERBAS A/K/A JOSEPH P DERBAS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants,


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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, a 16th-century French essayist and courtier, said, “He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.” That applies to some stage productions. If a playwright needs the actors to shout for effect, it is usually not well-written. A bridge player needs to be careful when his trump suit is weak. He must try to maintain command of the play. This deal highlights one common technique. West leads the diamond jack against four hearts. How should South continue after he takes the irst trick with his queen? South opens one notrump, 15-17 points in the modern style. North, upgrading because he has two aces (which are worth nearer nine points than eight), uses Stayman, then invites game in hearts. South is in the middle of his range, but also upgrades because he has two aces and two kings. If trumps are 4-1, South is probably going down. But if they are 3-2, he seems to have only three losers: two hearts and

one diamond. However, now count winners. There are six outside hearts, so declarer needs to take four trump tricks: the ace and three ruffs. With this distribution, though, if South immediately plays on clubs, East overruffs the third round and the contract fails. The right line is to duck a round of trumps. Suppose East wins and returns a diamond. Declarer wins with his ace, plays a heart to dummy’s ace, and proceeds with the black-suit crossruff. West gets his trump winner whenever he likes.

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Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com 13 CH 796 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 11, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 19 AND 20 IN BLOCK 8 IN FOX LAKE VISTA UNIT NO. 4, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 AND THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 46 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 3, 1927 AS DOCUMENT NO. 90677, IN BOOK 6 OF PLATS, PAGE 8, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 05-29-433-009, 05-29433-008. Commonly known as 194 DANNELL PLACE, SPRING GROVE, IL 60081. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website http://service.atty-pierce.com. at Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1306791. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576766 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE File Number SPSF.1167 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR REGISTERED HOLDERS OF FIRST MORTGAGE LOAN FRANKLIN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FF2 Plaintiff, vs. GINA ANN JIMENEZ A/K/A GINA ANN CYCHULSKI, ANDREW B. CYCHULSKI, UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS. Defendants, 13 CH 960 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on October 2, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT 2, BLOCK 31 IN TENTH ADDITION TO COVENTRY, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 21, 1970, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 529157, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 19-08-252-018. Commonly known as 82 Berkshire Dr., Crystal Lake, Il 60014. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Mr. David C. Kluever at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 Dated: November 26, 2013 I576767 (Published in the Northwest Herald December 5, 12, 19, 2013)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS In the Matter of the Estate of GLORIA M BOLTON Deceased

STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY ERASTO GONZALEZ Plaintiff vs. DONAJI MONTEJANO LEYVA Defendant Case Number 13 DV 831 PUBLICATION NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, DONAJI MONTEJANO LEYVA defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for a dissolution of marriage pursuant to petition filed and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the office of the McHenry County Clerk of Court, McHenry County Government Center, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Room C380, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, on or before December 20, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT.

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Notice is given of the death of: GLORIA M BOLTON Letters of office were issued on: 12/6/2013 to: NORMA DOBBS 360 SOUTHEAST SPRUCE AVE GRESHAM, OR 97080 whose attorney is: JAMES F YOUNG 101 VAN BUREN STREET WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 Notice is given to Unknown heirs of Roy L. Henken, Unknown heirs of Warren J. Henken, Unknown heirs of Allen Henken heir(s) or legatee(s) who is(are) named in a petition filed in the above proceeding to probate a will and whose name(s) and address(es) is(are) not stated in the petition to admit the will to probate, that an order was entered by the court on 12/6/2013 admitting the will to probate. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original order of admission you may file a petition with the court to require proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence, as provided in Section 6-21 of the Probate Act (IL. Rev. Stat., ch. 110 ½ S6-21). You also have the right under Section 8-1 of Probate Act (IL. Rev. Stat., ch. 110 ½, S8-1) to contest the validity of the will by filing a petition with the court within 6 months after admission of the will to probate. Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098, or with the representative, or both. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court (Published in the Northwest Herald December 12, 19, 26, 2013. #A2393)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY-IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of BARBARA M STEKLY Deceased Case No. 13PR000334 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of: BARBARA M STEKLY of: MCHENRY, IL Letters of office were issued on: 12/6/2013 to: Representative: LILLIAN M KORFF 2155 W FROST SCHAUMBURG, IL 60195 whose attorney is: MICHLING HOFMANN PLAZA & WICK 101 N THROOP STREET WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed.

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PAULY TOYOTA 1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

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www.paulytoyota.com

847/816-6660 www.libertyvillemitsubishi.com

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

www.knauzlandrover.com

1051 W. Higgins • Hoffman Estates, IL

800/731-5760 www.billjacobs.com

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

888/553-9036 www.oharehyundai.com CALL FOR THE LOWEST PRICES IN CHICAGOLAND

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY

771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

866/469-0114

815/385-2000

800/720-7036

ANDERSON MAZDA 360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

888/682-4485 www.andersoncars.com

www.billjacobs.com

Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL

800/935-5913 www.motorwerks.com

MOTOR WERKS CERTIFIED OUTLET Late Model Luxury Pre-Owned Vehicles

1001 W. Higgins Rd. (Rt. 71) or 1000 W. 1000 W. Golf Rd. (Rt. 58) Hoffman Estates, IL

800/935-5909 www.motorwerks.com

815/385-7220 www.sunnysidecompany.com

www.andersoncars.com

2211 Aurora Avenue • Naperville, IL

MOTOR WERKS PORCHE

PRE-OWNED

www.rosenrosenrosen.com

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

ANDERSON VOLKSWAGEN 360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

888/682-4485

BILL JACOBS VOLKSWAGEN

847/604-8100

www.knauzhyundai.com

ROSEN HYUNDAI

1200 E. Chicago St. Elgin, IL

AUTO GROUP GARY LANG MITSUBISHI

375 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

LAND ROVER HOFFMAN ESTATES

888/471-1219

ELGIN TOYOTA

www.elgintoyota.com

LAND ROVER LAKE BLUFF

847/234-2800

O’HARE HYUNDAI

www.Knauz-mini.com

1119 S. Milwaukee Ave.• Libertyville, IL

www.billjacobs.com

775 Rockland Road Routes 41 & 176 in the Knauz Autopark • Lake Bluff, IL Experience the best…Since 1934

847/604-5050

LIBERTYVILLE MITSUBISHI

888/204-0042

KNAUZ HYUNDAI

409A Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

300 East Ogden Ave. • Hinsdale, IL

881 E. Chicago St. • Elgin, IL

www.elginhyundai.com

KNAUZ MINI

www.garylangauto.com

ELGIN HYUNDAI

www.sunnysidecompany.com

www.raysuzuki.com

www.billjacobs.com

BILL JACOBS LAND ROVER HINSDALE

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

847/888-8222

888/446-8743 847/587-3300

815/385-2100

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE 815/385-7220

1564 W. Ogden Ave. • Naperville, IL

847/202-3900

888/538-4492

www.gurneedodge.com

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE

847/426-2000

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE

13900 Auto Mall Dr. • Huntley, IL

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

888/800-6100

www.motorwerks.com

AL PIEMONTE CHEVROLET

PAULY SCION 1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

888/600-8053

200 N. Cook St. • Barrington, IL

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG CHEVROLET

847/234-1700

www.motorwerks.com

800 Dundee Ave. • East Dundee, IL

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE

GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG CADILLAC

INFINITI OF HOFFMAN ESTATES

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

MOTOR WERKS SAAB 200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

800/935-5393

23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake

REICHERT CHEVROLET

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG BUICK

REICHERT BUICK

BUSS FORD

225 N. Randall Road • St. Charles, IL

www.raymondchevrolet.com

815/338-2780

815/385-2100

www.st-charles.mercedesdealer.com

118 Route 173 • Antioch, IL

2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

www.garylangauto.com

877/226-5099

www.motorwerks.com

39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL

MOTOR WERKS CERTIFIED OUTLET Late Model Luxury PreOwned Vehicles

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

800/935-5913

www.bullvalleyford.com

TOM PECK FORD

RAY CHEVROLET

800/935-5909

800/407-0223

www.springhillford.com

800/935-5913

MERCEDES-BENZ OF ST. CHARLES

Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

815/459-4000 www.martin-chevy.com

www.motorwerks.com

MOTOR WERKS INFINITI

1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

5220 W. Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL

Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

www.motorwerks.com

BULL VALLEY FORD/ MERCURY

www.avenuechevrolet.com

1001 S Milwaukee Ave Libertyville, IL

www.garylangauto.com

Public Notice is hereby given that on NOVEMBER 25, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and

!!!!!!!!!!!

FREE Canon Scanner CanoScan D646U for older Window/Macintosh 815-459-5663 Yours for free.

RECORDS – Box Of 100 50's & 60's Rock - 45 w/Sleeves Good condition $25. Call Mike 847-695-9561

www.motorwerks.com

815/385-2100

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

or

815-814-1224

For More Details Call

770 Dundee Ave. (Rt. 25) • Dundee, IL

Witness: November 8, 2013 /s/ Katherine M. Keefe (Clerk of the Circuit Court)

815-814-1964

Perfume Bottles (16)

Miniatures and Lay-Down bottles. Brand names, not new and for collecting only. $10/all. 815-363-0124 Pillbury Doughboy 12 mugs, by Danbury Mint mint condition, never used $65 847-409-6477

Office Chair ~ Brown Swivels, $35. 815-385-4353

800/935-5909

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

PUBLIC NOTICE

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

$9,250/obo

800/935-5923

By the Board of Library Trustees Marengo-Union Library District

Will beat anyone's price by $300.

2007 FORD FOCUS SE

www.reichertautos.com

PUBLIC NOTICE

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs

2005 Dodge Neon SE

4 door, auto, 1 owner, well maintained, great on gas. Free 3 month warranty, $3300. 815-344-9440 2005, Mercury Grand Marquis, 1 owner, 36K miles, GS Model, V8, Loaded, Great Cond., Very Clean, White w/silver underpanel. $7,500 847-337-1262 Anytime

NFL Authentic Jersey Number 34 Walter Payton size 50 Original Cost $300 ASKING $200 815-385-2316 Old Gumball Machine – 1941 Victor Mod. V – Red & Black -$125 815-356-7879 before 8pm

!!!!!!!!!!!

1990 & Newer

Case No. 13PR000331 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION -WILL AND CLAIMS

/s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court

PUBLIC NOTICE

tting post-office address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as

Thursday, December 12, 2013 • Page E11

KNAUZ NORTH 2950 N. Skokie Hwy • North Chicago, IL

847/235-8300 www.knauznorth.com Golf Rd. (Rt. 58) • Hoffman Estates, IL

BARRINGTON VOLVO 300 N. Hough (Rt. 59) • Barrington, IL

847/381-9400


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Northwest HeraldThursday, / NWHerald.com December 12, 2013 ““MERRY CHRISTMAS” from “WRIGLEY”” Photo by: L. Sensor

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2 Queen Matresses $115/both 847-961-6626

BAR STOOLS (3)

30H”, swivel heats, very sturdy. Oak frame and arm rest with upholstered seats/back, casino print on wine colored tapestry, $150/all 815-308-5626 Bar Stools - set of 4, solid oak, round seat 13", no back, spindle legs, 24"H x 14”W at base, Excellent Condition, $125 set 847-658-5125 Bed: Oak California King bed and all mirrored headboard and side shelves $399 815-679-6178 BEDROOM SET White wood bedroom set. $395. Algonquin. 847-877-2169 Blue couches $200 815-679-6178 Chair. Leather club chair. Espresso color, rounded lines, excellent condition. Great chair. Non-smoking house. Cash please. $175. 815-678-4337.

China Cabinet

Made by Jasper, 5 glass shelves, lighted mirror and center opening. $390 815-923-2296

COFFEE TABLE

Italian Provincial, oval, solid wood with 1” thick Italian marble top. 50”Lx22”Wx16”H, $125.00. Pics Available. 847-476-6771 Desk – Custom Made 34”Wx23”Dx29H Formica Top 2 formica book shelves on desk, includes padded chair on wheels $30. 847-639-1909 Dining Room breakfront $200 815-679-6178 Dining Room Buffet $200.00 815-679-6178 Dining Room Table $399.00 815-679-6178 Dressers (2) in very good condition $150/both 815-679-6178

DVD Cabinet - Solid Oak DVD

Open Cabinet (no door) 24”W x 36”H x 6”D. LIKE NEW! 4 shelves, can fit over 200 DVDs, $50. 847-659-1852 Entertainment Cabinet 2 Oak Door w/ 4 Sliding Drawers, 55”Hx37”Wx20”D Looks Like New! 32” Mitsubishi TV included; Great for kids room or spare bedroom Pics available via text or email. $200 obo. 847-331-5594 days King size bed $300.00, like new 815-679-6178 Kitchen Tables (2). Wood. 1 oval, 1 rectangular. $50/each. 224-622-9293 Large China Cabinet W/drawers, dark wood, $30 pictures available Lazy Boy Chaise Lounge great condition $200.00 815-679-6178 LOVESEAT Lazy Boy, Recliners on Both Ends, Blue, Excellent Condition $400 OBO. 815-648-2759

MOBILE BAR Solid oak home bar with wine rack. 5' L x 4' H x 2' D, $400. 815-344-5677 Recliner Chair. Very Clean w/arm covers. Non smoking. Light Blue & Grey color. $40 847-515-8012 Shelving Unit $30 815-679-6178 Single Twin Bed w/ New Verlo $100 firm. 815-385-5672 aft. 3p

TV STAND

DOLL HOUSE

LIFT CHAIR ~ PRIDE

Very sturdy, dark brown fabric. Used 3 weeks, brand new, $900. 847-802-4092

Walk-About WALKER WHEELCHAIR. NEW. High Quality. Adj footrest. Black/Chrome. Could Deliver. $100 815-578-0212

Christmas Item for Cat Lovers Fringed throw & matching pillow, made of fleece fabric w/cats wearing Santa hats, NEW! Cash $15 847-639-8572

PORTABLE HEATER

Portable, Natural Gas, Salimander Heater w/ hose. $50. 847-476-6771

PUNCH BOWL SET

With ladle and 12 cups, still in box, never used. Perfect for the Holiday's! $25 815-477-2772

SEWING MACHINE

Portable, Singer includes all attachments and booklet, $60/obo. 815-382-6379

SNOWPLOW

Myers, 7.5' plow and A frame. $300. 847-302-7009

TOBAGGON Full size with pad, excellent condition, $60. 815-455-2112

DRUM SET - PACIFIC 6 piece drums, great shape, includes seat & all stands, 1 bass drum with foot pedal, 1 floor tom, 2 med tom, 2 snare drums, 1 hi-hat (2 cymbals), 1 crash cymbal, burgundy in color, photos available upon request, $250 OBO Call/Text Barb at 815-529-2227

GUITARS (2)

Yamaha base RAX 200, $250. Ibanez, electric G10, $150. 815-648-4444 PIANO – Gulbransen, Good working condition, $50. Call Mary Alice or Jim 815-334-8944

Pianos Quality Pre-Owned Pianos Delivered & Warrantied 815-334-8611

35 gallon aquarium on cabinet, 3 pumps, heater, temp. & more, 5 yrs old. Paid $750 new. Now $175 obo 847-899-7664

TV STAND/PLANT STAND

Christmas Item for Cat Lovers

WINE RACK

Fringed throw & matching pillow, made of fleece fabric w/cats wearing Santa hats, NEW! Cash $15 847-639-8572 English Crane Golden Pups 4 Gen. Clearances, $1000 See online ad 815-337-4624

BEDSPREAD ~ NEW, FULL

Beautiful, dark, rich gold floral 54x78” $80. 815-459-3822

ICE CRUSHER

ERNIE 2 month old male Beagle mix. There are so many competing for my love, how will I choose? Ah, beautiful indecision. I can't wait to meet the winner. www.helpingpaws.net 815-338-4400

Golden Retrievers. AKC. Cream & Golden. First shots. 8 weeks old. $750. Great Holiday Gift. 815-206-9229

Christmas Decorations Downsizing, your $200 buys my $1000. 847-804-2999 CHRISTMAS TREE 7-1/2' – Colorado Pine - Pre-Lit, Must See to Appreciate. $180 New, Asking $40 815-245-0407

CHRISTMAS TREE Green, 7.5 ft, pre-lit, works great! $29.00. 847-736-2838

TABLE SAW ~ CRAFTSMAN

10”, like new, comes with table extensions, miter slide and blade. Light weight, portable aluminum. $100 815-338-8327

WE'VE GOT IT! Northwest Classified 800-589-8237 www.NWHerald.com

American Girl Doll, Furniture, Clothing & Accessories, $400. 847-515-8649 Kid's toy wooden kitchen $25 815-307-8149

Lionel #455 Sunoco Oil Derrrick $115. Lionel 027 Gauge Freigh Train with steam locomotive with smoke & whistle, $175. 815-338-1519

Very big, very good condition! $25. 815-382-3952 PlayMobil Victorian Dollhouse 5300! Hundreds of furnishings & fittings! Use this link to view: http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBIL%C2%AE-18058-PlaymobilVictorian-House/dp/B00006AN0M Asking $300-a real deal! A little girl's dream this holiday! 815-236-7300 Wooden Lego Tray - Includes 2 plates 10x10 & 3 handles for easy carry. Great gift for that Lego kid $40. 847-836-9543

CHRITMAS TREE ~ LIVE

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

361 S. Rand Rd.

SNOWBLOWER

Yard Machine, 4.5HP, 21” wide, runs excellent, $150. Murray Snowblower, Single Stage, 4.5HP, $75. 630-290-1412 Snowblowers Craftsman, 2Hp, 18” Cut - $125 or 3.5Hp, 20” cut - $150; Toro – 4Hp, 21” Cut, Electric Start - $175; All are Tuned & Ready to go! 815-479-0492

2-TIP UPS-2 JIGGING POLES AND A 5 GALLON BUCKET to carry your stuff & use as a seat for ice fishing. all very good condition. $20 email me at: bpk31257@yahoo.com Air Hockey Game $150.00 815-679-6178

ICE SKATES ~ LAKE PLACID

Treadmill Healthrider Soft Strider EX Needs walking belt - $75 OBO 815-276-7100 after 1pm

BIONICLES! 10 lbs of assorted pieces from 13 + figures, booklets included. $50/cash. 815-477-3775

LOOKING FOR A JOB? Find the job you want at:

NWHerald.com/jobs

CRYSTAL LAKE HEATED INDOOR GARAGE SALE

ECKEL'S MCHENRY FLEA MARKET

3705 WEST ELM FRI 11-7 & SAT & SUN 8-5 815-363-3532

FOX RIVER GROVE FREE WINTER CLOTHING GIVE-AWAY

SAT, DEC 14 9AM - 2PM Community United Methodist Church

400 Opatrny Dr. Men's, Women's, Children's Coats and Warm Clothing Give Away

LAKE ZURICH 847-438-4772 Store Open 10am Rt. 12 & 22-Next To Dominicks HUGE accumulation of collectibles, vintage jewelry, figurines, light furniture shelves, china, antiques, lamps & MUCH MORE! NO JUNK!

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MARENGO McGill Going Out of Business Sale

Cookies with Santa JOURNEY CHURCH

SAT, DEC 14 10AM - 12PM 10547 Faiths Way

FRI & SAT DEC 13 & 14 7AM - 5PM SUN, DEC 15 8AM - 1PM

401 St. Johns Rd WOODSTOCK

LUNCH AVAILABLE

For more info. call 815-338-5159

Product Samples, Holiday décor, Furniture & MORE!

McHenry

Join us for cookies, juice, games, crafts and a visit with Santa! Bring your camera and take your yearly Christmas photo or just come for the fun and get the holidays started.

Indoor Moving Sale for 10 Days Call Debbie 815-679-6178

Get Bears news on Twitter by following @bears_insider

DECEMBER 14 8AM-3PM

131 E. PRAIRIE ST.

Suggested $5.00 Donation per Family (Proceeds benefit the Journey Church's children's ministry and preschool)

CAN'T GET ENOUGH BEARS NEWS?

ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH COOKIE WALK & CRAFT FAIR

You Want It? We've Got It! Classified has GREAT VARIETY!

800-589-8237

Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Our Great Garage Sale Guarantee!

If it rains on your sale, we will run your ad again the next week for FREE!

Call 800-589-8237 or email:

classified@shawsuburban.com

EVERYTHING IS FREE!

Holiday Gift Shoppe Fri 12/13 6-10pm

SANTA SUIT

Snowblower – Craftsman 6Hp., 24”, 2 Stage, Electric Start - Used Very Little, Selling for health reasons - $225 815-451-4392 after 10am

100 Nativity Sets on Display Stroller & Wheelchair Friendly

Lionel & American Flyer Trains

CJ QUALITY RESALE STORE CLOSING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO Clearance 40% off

Honda Snowblower 4 Stroke, Auger Switch $200 OBO. 815-344-4385

Prairie Grove $8 Per Lb.

If questions pls call Church 847-639-7737

OUTSIDE NATIVITY SET Includes: Jesus, Manager, Joseph, Three Wisemen, Shepard Boy, Lamb & Donkey. More Outside Decorations Available – Moving $400 Firm for Nativity 815-477-1183 afternoons One size fits all, cotton, worn once - $20.00. 224-569-2678

2023 Rte. 176

Old Lever Actions, Winchesters, Marlins, Savages, etc. Old Pistols and Revolvers. Cash for Collection. FFL License 815-338-4731

815-353-7668

HUNTLEY

Faith Community United Church of Christ

Lionel KW190 Watt Transformer $110. Lionel ZW 275 watt

44 ft, come and look. $150. 815-459-1015

at the

Friday thru Sunday

Mixin Mingle

1675 Lake St.

124 Cass St.

Lakewood

Woodstock It may be cold outside, but at the Mixin Mingle it's hot, hot, hot! NAUGHTY OR NICE, we can help you cross off everyone on your list. The following local vendors will be on site to help you out with all of your holiday needs! *Tastefully Simple *31 Gifts *Mary Kay *Gold Canyon Candles *Origami Owl *Paparazzi *Juice Plus+ *Miche *Lia Sophia * Partylite *It Works *Scentsy *Wreath Crazy Crafts *Pure Romance *Body by Vi *Tupperware *Avon *Chloe and Isabel *Arbonne

Send your Help Wanted Advertising 24/7 to: Email: helpwanted@ shawsuburban.com Fax: 815-477-8898

Register for FREE today at

9am - 3pm Numbers at 8:30am Cash, Visa & Mastercard Vintage Furnishings Mid Century Modern And Antiques Sofas, Coffee Tables, Accent Tables, Floor Lighting, Table Lighting, Cabinets, Recliners, Ice Cream Parlor Set, Smokers Chair, Tea Cart, Ladies' Chairs, Mirrors, Pie Crust Table, Fern Stands, Mahogany, Dining Room Set Complete, Book Stand, Desk, Tilt Top Desk, Entryway Mirror, Twin Bedroom Set Complete (flame Mahogany), Harmony House Bedroom Set, Martinsville Bedroom Set, Shelving And Much More. Vintage Textiles Persian Rugs, Mink Coats, Ladies Clothing And Hats, Doilies, Lace,

NWHerald.com

STORAGE WAR AUCTION

Blankets, Needlepoint, Scarves And More.

DATE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013 TIME: 10:00 A.M

Moreau Bronze Sculpture Lamps, Collection Of Oil Cans, Watering Cans,

LOCATION: 5220 NORTH IL-31 RINGWOOD, ILL

Lattice Chairs, Shell Chairs, Steel Master Cabinets, Roloff Anchors,

(TAKE RT 31 NORTH OF MCHENRY TO AUCTION SITE WATCH FOR SIGNS) WE’LL BE SELLING 10 STORAGE UNITS EACH ONE AS AN INDIVIDUAL LOT. HIGH BIDDER TAKES ALL CONTENTS AND MUST TAKE ALL CONTENTS. ITEMS ARE UNKNOWN. THIS IS A CASH ONLY AUCTION. THERE WILL BE A $50.00 DEPOSIT CHARGED FOR EACH UNIT PURCHASED. THE DEPOSIT WILL BE RETURNED ONCE UNIT (S) HAS BEEN COMPLETELY EMPTIED. YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR DEPOSIT AT THE STORAGE UNIT OFFICE. ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT GOAD AUCTION.

Vintage Metals

Copper Boilers, Rose Reels, Brass Miniatures, Sterling (not Scrap), Bronze Sculpture, Antler Carving Sets, Propellers, Hand Tools, Ka - Bar Cutlery, Entertainment / Serving Including Platters And Much More. Vintage Porcelain & Pottery

GOAD AUCTION SERVICE WWW.GOADAUCTION.NET

AUCTIONEER: ROBERT O. GOAD 815-765-2299 OR 815-739-6454

PUBLIC AUCTION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH,2013 RUNNING TWO RINGS-BOTH STARTING AT 9:00 ONE RING STARTING W/COINS Lunch by: Relish the Dog

Beatrix Potter, Rorstrand, Limoges, Hutschenreuther, Cico, Bunberry,

ILL LIC 440.00586

Comfort Station Available

LOCATION: BOONE CO. FAIRGROUNDS, 8791 RT. 76, 1 MI. NORTH OF BELVIDERE. LOCATED IN THE GOAT BARN NEAR SOUTH END. PLENTY OF PARKING. DRESS WARM!!

Theodore Haviland, Napco, Silesia, Flo Blue, Holiday Ornaments, J & C, Lemonade Set, Cigarette Sets, California, Royal Rochester, Goldra, Wedgwood And More. Vintage Crystal & Glassware Louis Comfort Tiffany, Rare Heisey, Stretch Vaseline, Cranberry, Depression, Cruets, Holiday Ornaments, Modern Lamps, Kitchen, Bar & Entertainment, Perfume Bottles, Marbles And More. Vintage Miscellaneous

COINS (SOME RARE), PAPER MONEY, WATCHES (SEVERAL POCKET WATCHES), JEWELRY, ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, HOUSEHOLD, YARD, TOOL & MISC.

Vintage & Costume Jewelry (includes Crown Trifari, Coro Craft, Sterling,

New Designer Label Christmas Gifts

See website for complete listing !!

Canes & Walking Sticks, Sterling Vanity Set, Vinyl, Sheet Music,

American Girl Bitty Babies 100% AUTHENTIC 50% - 75% Off Retail Coach, Guess & Vera Bradley Purses

OWNERS: C. WILKINSON, J. SHORKEY, J. HEJMEJ, R. BAILEY, J. OLSTAD, C. GREENLEE, P. PETRAGALLO, R. GITTLESON & J. BUCHER

FRI: 9AM - 5PM & SAT: 9AM - 4PM

323 POPLAR

Perfume sets:

Radial Saw – Craftsman 10” Like New - $150 815-482-2886

In Time for Christmas

Antique and Modern Guns

Doll Beds -18" - Single or queen size. All wood beds includes bedding. $45 for single bed, $80 for queen size. 847-836-9543

Lamps

18 HP Cub Cadet Garden Tractor, 46 in. mower deck, 45 in. 2-stage snow thrower, tire chains & wheel wghts.$750 OBO (815)355-6611

avail 12/21, male & female, shots, tails done, adoption fee applies 847-652-9991

SKI PANTS Arctix ,Black

Portable Electric use on counter for drinks or fancy food. Works good, $20. 815-455-3555 Set of 2 Green, Ceramic Lamps w/ New Shades - $8 815-385-4400 LG Washer & Gas Dryer - Top of the Line Units, White in color, Front Load washer & dryer, Excellent Condition, New Dryer Vent Kit & new gas line included, Units are less than 5yrs old - $400 Firm Call Bob 815-321-3963 or 815-385-6501 Netchi Sewing Machine Pictures Available $25 815-790-3083 Pfaltzgraff Winterwood Tall Mugs – Set of 9, $50 total. 815-382-2455

X-MAS PUPS AKC ROTWEILER

Size extra large, insulated, brand new, never worn, must see. $32.60 815-459-5663

Western Saddle ~ Simco 15” with silver conchos, girth/ blanket/stand, good condition! $245. 815-861-6119

TOBY 3 month old male Black DSH What do I love about myself? I love my persistence, energy, small size and lack of grace. Hope you feel the same way. www.helpingpaws.net 815-338-4400

Women's, with blade guards, size 6, excellent condition! $15 847-854-7980

WESTERN HORSE SADDLE Leather, 16”, Good Condition Beautiful designs! Paid $800, Asking $350 OBO – Pics Avail. 847-331-5594 daytime

DEC. 14TH -10AM

Minnie Mouse Stuffed Animal

PUNCH BOWL Large, cut glass, 15”Hx10” with 8 glasses & ladle $20. Pics avail. 815-790-3083

DOLL ~ CABBAGE PATCH

Transformer, $165. 815-338-1519

DINNERWARE - 46 PIECES

Aquarium: 100 gallon with all equipment and stand and fish $250.00 815-679-6178

Metal with glass top. Holds 21 wine bottles, 36”x16”, $95. 847-829-4546

Puggle Golden Retriever Mix Black 8 weeks old. $350. 847-456-7171

Green, 7.5 ft, pre-lit, works great! $29.00. 847-736-2838

Smoked black glass with shelves. Fits up to 42” TV, $50. Can text pics. 847-254-8709 Oak, 37”Hx15”Wx12”D. Excellent condition, $85. 847-829-4546

LEO 4 1/2 year old male Orange & White DSH. I know I have to play the cards I'm dealt, but at least I can choose who is at the table. Want to join me at my table? www.helpingpaws.net 815-338-4400

CHRISTMAS TREE

Set of Fairwinds, The Friendship of Salem, brown, exc cond, $350. 847-807-9156 Lawn Reindeer, buck, doe, & 3 fawns, all wood $50 815-385-1432 LO PI WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE INSERT W/BLOWER, BRASS DOORS, GOOD COND. $500 815-338-2951

COOKIE WALK AND GIFT BASKET SALE

Original doll, still in box, $50. 815-455-2688

Lemex, blue, rolls and has a basket, $50. 815-459-7768 Good Condition! $25/obo. 815-385-6530

Gingerbread trim, shingled roof, 4 rooms, 18x12”, newly built. $50. 847-854-7980

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WHEN: 12:30 and 3 p.m. Dec. 15 WHERE: Colonel Palmer House, 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Costumed staff will serve guests a luncheon tea. There will be parlor games and an antique toys exhibit from the Crystal Lake Historical Society. Cost: $15 resident adults, $10 children ages 4-12; $23 nonresident adults, $15 nonresident children. Registration and information: 815-459-0680 or www.crystallakeparks.org.

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WHEN: 2 & 7 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 & 6 p.m. Dec. De 15; 7 p.m. Dec. 19; 8 p.m. Dec. 20; 2 & 7 p.m. Dec. 21; 2 & 6 p.m. Dec. 22 WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 E. Van Buren St. COST & INFO: Enjoy the magic of the season as the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre transforms the stage into a realm of fantasy. Tchaikovsky’s world-renowned music is brought to life through the talent and grace of Svalander’s dance company. Tickets: $23 adults, $16 students. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www. woodstockoperahouse.com.

WHEN: 4 p.m. Dec. 15 WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. COST & INFO: The McHenry County College chorus and Voices in Harmony, accompanied by a 25-piece orchestra, will perform a sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah.” Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors and students, free for children younger than 12 with paying adult. Tickets and information: 815-3569212 or www.rauecenter.org.

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WHEN: 9:30 to 11 a.m. or noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17 WHERE: McHenry Municipal Center, 333 S. Green St., McHenry COST & INFO: For ages 1 to 5 with an adult. Make a simple ornament, listen to a story, sing songs and visit with Santa. A continental breakfast or lunch will be served. Cost: $10 a child, free for children younger than 1 and adults. Registration and information: 815-363-2160 or www.ci.mchenry.il.us.

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WHEN: 7:30 7:3 :3 to 11 p.m. Dec. c. 14 WHERE: Woodstock VFW, 240 N. Throop St., Woodstock. COST & INFO: Benefit for Home of the Sparrow. Bring an unwrapped gift for HOS clients. Complimentary waltz dance lesson taught by Frank and Jackie Penze. Latin and swing music provided by DJ Dr. Rod. Cake, coffee and prizes. Admission: $8 members, $10 seniors, $12 nonmembers. Doors open 7 p.m. Information: 847-6398699, www.dancefoxvalley.org or www.dancewithfrankandjackie.com.


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HISTORICAL HOLIDAYS OPEN HOUSE

WHEN: noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 WHERE: McHenry County Conservation District’s Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood COST & INFO: Transport yourself back in time and visit the 1954 restored Powers-Walker house, where volunteers in historical attire will be preparing for winter and the holidays. Stop by the Lost Valley Visitor Center to make a gift or an ornament using traditional materials and methods. Free. Information: 815-459-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org.

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WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14 and 4 p.m. Dec. 15 WHERE: Crystal Lake Central High School, 45 W. Franklin Ave., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: School-sponsored dinner featuring more than 90 student singers, actors and servers. Tickets: $30 adults, $25 children. Tickets and information: 815-459-2505.

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WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 17 & 20 WHERE: Colonel Palmer House, 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Mrs. Claus will read to children ages 2-7 dressed in their pajamas. Refreshments. Cost: $13 resident child, $19 nonresident child. Registration and information: 815-459-0680 or www.crystallakeparks.org.

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JOHNSBURG HIGH SCHOOL MADRIGAL DINNER

WHEN: 1 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14; and 1 p.m. Dec. 15 WHERE: Johnsburg High School, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, Johnsburg COST & INFO: Hosted by the Johnsburg High School music department. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors, ages 10 and younger and JHS students. Tickets available at the High School, 815-385-9233 or aevangelista@johnsburg12.org.

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WHEN: Dec. 14 WHERE: Cary Main Fire Station, 400 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary COST & INFO: Santa will ride through town from 9 to 10 a.m. then return to the Fire Station to feed his reindeer from 10 to 10:30 a.m. He will accept children’s holiday requests from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a camera or have Santa’s elves take a picture for $4 each. Sponsored by the Cary Lions Club. Information: www.carylions.org.

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McHENRY COUNTY ONGOING CHRISTMAS RE-GIFTING SHOP, through Dec. 22, Broadway and Route 12, Richmond. Offering new and gently used Christmas items, home furnishings, housewares, linens, jewelry, small furniture items and more. All proceeds fund the Richmond/Burton Township Senior Transportation Program. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends. Information: 815-678-0077 or www.richmond-township.com/ christmas-re-gifting-shop. HAPPY HOLIDAY RAILWAY, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Road, Union. A magical train ride through the winter countryside on your way to visit with Santa Claus. Warm treats will be served and gifts given to children. Trips run every hour. Tickets: $12 a person. Tickets and information: 815-923-4391 or www. irm.org. HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS DISPLAY, through Jan. 10, McHenry County Historical Society, 6422 Main St., Union. This year’s Christmas display carries visitors back to a picture-perfect, circa 1950s Main Street around Christmas. Board member Dave Harms of Crystal Lake, with the help of antique dealer Lynne Eltrevoog of Marengo, has compiled another display featuring a selection of vintage memorabilia. Several paintings from area artists will be on sale with proceeds to beneit the historical society. Viewing hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday with the exception of Dec. 24, 25, 31 and New Year’s Day. Free. Information: 815-9232267 or www.gothistory.org. HOLIDAY ARTS, CRAFTS & VINTAGE MARKET, ifth annual, through Dec. 29, Swell Gallery, 123-1/2 W. Main St., West Dundee. Gallery will offer artwork, jewelry, home accessories, edibles, clothing, toys, cards,

ornaments and more. Show hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Information: 773-860-4256 or www.swellgallery.com. HOLIDAY BOOK SALE, through Dec. 14, The Green Spot bookstore, Woodstock Square Mall building, 110 S. Johnson St., Suite 104, Woodstock. Environmental Defenders of McHenry County fundraiser offering hardcover and paperback books and CDs. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with extended hours until 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Bag sale day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 ($3 plastic bag, $5 paper bag). Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 815-3380393 or www.mcdef.org. HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE, through Dec. 20, Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt, 277 Randall Road, Lake in the Hills; and 5006 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Bring in a new unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots

program and receive 20 percent off a frozen yogurt purchase. Information: 847-854-7071 or 815459-3073. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHRISTMAS TREE SALE, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Knights of Columbus Council No. 3880 will be selling fresh-cut trees daily. Wreaths, door swags and roping also available while supplies last. Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Information: 815-459-5400 or www. facebook.com/kofc3880. MODEL TRAIN HOLIDAY DISPLAY, through Dec. 29, Prairie Lodge at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. The Kishwaukee Valley and Eakin Creek Sun City Model Railroad Club will be running the trains 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

Bring the children, grandchildren and cameras and spend time enjoying the season and their trains. There also will be a rafle drawing for three Lionel trains 3 p.m. Dec. 23. Information: 847-669-2392 or www.sccah.com.

DEC. 12 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CHRISTMAS PARTY CELEBRATION, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12, Senior Services Associates, McHenry Township Recreation Center, 3519 N. Richmond Road, McHenry. McHenry County seniors are invited to a catered luncheon, a performance by the Marian High School Madrigals and musical entertainment by Heather Braoudakis. Cost: $8 per person. Reservations and information: 815344-3555.

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14, Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake, 575 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. “And It Came to Pass” concert about the full Christmas story from Genesis to Revelation with choir, orchestra and dramatic readers. Tickets: $3 a person, $10 a family. Information: 815-459-1095, ext. 313. CHRISTMAS TREES OF THE FIELD CONCERT, eighth annual, 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14, LifeSpring Community Church, 2503 Spring Ridge Drive, Unit G, Spring Grove. Enjoy the Christmas story told through your favorite classics rocked out “trees style.” Free. Accepting donations of canned goods or nonperishable foods for the Spring Grove Bible Fellowship Food Pantry. Information: 815-230-7101 or www. getlifenow.org. CLASSIC CHRISTMAS BEDTIME STORIES, 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 17 & 20, Colonel Palmer House, 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Mrs. Claus will read to children ages 2-7 dressed in their pajamas. Refreshments. Cost: $13 resident child, $19 nonresident child. Registration and information: 815-459-0680 or www.crystallakeparks.org. HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPPE, 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 13, Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St., Woodstock. Featuring many local vendors. Information: 815-3085170 or www.mixinmingle.com. MADRIGAL DINNERS, 42nd annual, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14 and 4 p.m. Dec. 15, Crystal Lake Central High School, 45 W. Franklin Ave., Crystal Lake. School-sponsored dinner featuring more than 90 student singers, actors and servers. Tickets: $30 adults, $25 children. Tickets and information: 815-4592505 or ww2.d155.org/clc/pages/ clcmadrigaldinner.aspx. NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT, 8 p.m. Dec. 13, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Concert features contemporary and classical holiday music. Tickets: $46 adults, $43 seniors and students. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www. rauecenter.org. SANTA’S WORKSHOP, 11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Dec. 14, leaving from and returning to the Cary Train Station. Family event includes a lunch buffet, visit with Santa and train trip to Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake and back to Cary. Hosted by the Cary Park District. Cost: $17 residents, $26 nonresidents. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration and information: 847-639-6100 or

ANNUAL LUMINARY SERVICE, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14, McHenry County Memorial Park in the Mausoleum Chapel, 11301 Lake Ave., Woodstock. A celebration of the lives of our loved ones who have passed this year. Open to the public. Luminary bags available for pick up and decoration at the cemetery office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 815-338-1320. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 14, Cary United Methodist Church, 500 First St., Cary. The children of the community and their families and friends are invited. Sponsored by the Cary United Methodist Men. No registration required. Free. Donations accepted. Information: 847-639-7627. CARY LIONS ANNUAL SANTA’S HOUSE, Dec. 14, Cary Main Fire Station, 400 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary. Santa will ride through town from 9 to 10 a.m. then return to the Fire Station to feed his reindeer from 10 to 10:30 a.m. He will accept children’s special holiday requests from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa is fluent in Spanish, Greek and Polish. Bring a camera or have Santa’s elves take a picture for $4 each. Sponsored by the Cary Lions Club. Information: www.carylions. org. CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14, St. John’s Lutheran Church of Woodstock, 401 St. John’s Road, Woodstock. Fair includes the annual cookie walk and candy sale. Stop by the luncheon café for a snack or lunch. Information: 815-482-4686 or www.stjohnswoodstock.com. CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Angelo’s Fresh Market, 4000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg. Conducted by the Knights of Columbus council No. 9167 of St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg. Information: 847-308-4423. COOKIE WALK, 22nd annual, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 14, Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, 8505 Church St., Crystal Lake. Offering homemade traditional butter cookies, breads and candies. Cookies are $8 a pound. Information: 815459-1132 or www.rclpc.org. COOKIE WALK, 10 a.m. Dec. 14, Faith Community United Church of Christ, 2023 Route 176, Prairie Grove. Cookies will be $8 a pound. There will be a display of more than 100 Nativity sets. Gift baskets available. Free refreshments. Information: 815-479-1307. HISTORICAL HOLIDAYS OPEN HOUSE, noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 14, McHenry County Conservation District’s Glacial Park, Route

DEC. 15 “ALL IS CALM ALL IS BRIGHT,” 10 a.m. Dec. 15, Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washing-

ton St., Algonquin. Join the church as the Senior Choir performs its Christmas cantata during the 10 a.m. service. Information: 847-6585308. “BEHOLD NEW JOY” FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 4 p.m. Dec. 15, First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. Featuring the Vestry Choir, the Jubilate Handbell Choir and the Alleluia Sound High School Choir. A free-will offering will be taken. Doors open 3:30 p.m. Information: 815-459-6010 or www.fcc-cl.org. HOLIDAY FEST, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15, Village of McCullom Lake, 4811 W. Orchard Drive, McCullom Lake. Stop by and have your picture taken with Santa, make holiday crafts and enjoy a tasty snack with holiday music. Information: 815385-2211 or www.voml.org. “SING-ALONG MESSIAH,” 4 p.m. Dec. 15, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. McHenry County College Chorus and Voices in Harmony, accompanied by a 25-piece orchestra, will perform the Sing-Along of Handel’s “Messiah.” Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors and students, free for children younger than 12 with paying adult. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter. org. VICTORIAN HOLIDAY TEA, 12:30 and 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Colonel Palmer House, 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Costumed staff will serve guests a luncheon tea. There will be parlor games and antique toys exhibit from the Crystal Lake Historical Society. Cost: $15 resident adults, $10 children ages 4-12; $23 nonresident adults, $15 children. Registration and information: 815-459-0680 or www. crystallakeparks.org.

DEC. 16 THE MUSIC OF MARILL, 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16, Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road, Cary. Join Marill as she performs beautiful Christmas arrangements and originals using acoustic guitar, keyboard and vocals. All ages welcome. Registration and information: 847-639-4210 or www. caryarealibrary.info.

DEC. 17 BREAKFAST OR LUNCH WITH SANTA, 9:30 to 11 a.m. or noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17, McHenry Municipal Center, 333 S. Green St., McHenry. Programs for children ages 1 to 5 with an adult. Make a simple ornament, listen to a story, sing songs and visit with Santa. A continental breakfast or lunch will be served at the end. Cost: $10 a child, free for children younger

than 1 and adults. Registration and information: 815-363-2160 or www. ci.mchenry.il.us.

DEC. 18 ANNUAL KIDS’ WINTER HOLIDAY PROGRAM, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, McHenry Public Library, 809 N. Front St., McHenry. Featuring Parent Choice Award Winner Susan Salidor. Santa will be there to have pictures taken with your child. Cost: $1 per child. Susan’s CDs also available for purchase. Registration and information: 815-385-0036 or www.mchenrylibrary.org.

DEC. 20 SONGWRITER SHOWCASE, 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 20, Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St., Woodstock. Holiday edition of the monthly show where local songwriters share their music and the inspiration behind them. Hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann. Admission: $7. Information: 815-308-5170 or www.mixinmingle.com.

DEC. 21 “THE NUTCRACKER BALLET,” 3 & 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 3 p.m. Dec. 22, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Tchaikovsky’s unforegttable music, emotional dancing and lavish costumes come to Raue Center’s stage for another year. The production is brought in conjunction with The Berkshire Ballet Theatre. Tickets start at $20. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www. rauecenter.org. VISIT WITH SANTA, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 21, Windhill Pancake Parlor, 3307 W. Elm St., McHenry. Reservations accepted. Information: 815-385-1172.

DEC. 22 ANNUAL CARLSON FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 2 p.m. Dec. 22, Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 E. Diggins St., Harvard. Dale, Craig, Cassie and Allie Carlson will perform traditional Christmas music on the church’s pipe organ and Bosendorfer grand piano, violin and guitar. Information: 815-943-7433. CHOIR HOLIDAY CONCERT, 5 p.m. Dec. 22, Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Annual holiday concert presented by the 25-voice Adult Choir under the direction of Thomas Steffens. A brass quartet will join the choir. A reception will follow the concert. Child care available. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 815-322-2464 or www.treeoflifeuu. org.

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31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. Transport yourself back in time and visit the 1954 restored PowersWalker house, where volunteers in historical attire will be preparing for winter and the holidays. Stop by the Lost Valley Visitor Center to make a gift or an ornament using traditional materials and methods. Free. Information: 815-459-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org. JINGLE BELL JUBILEE, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Woodstock North High School Performing Arts Center, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock. Host Larry Dille will lead an evening of contemporary, classical and holiday music featuring WNHS vocalists, instrumentalists, bands and the WNHS Madrigal singers. Raffles. Tickets: $10 adults, $6 seniors and students available at the door. Tickets and information: 815-334-2127 or www.seatyourself. biz/woodstocknorth. JOHNSBURG HIGH SCHOOL MADRIGAL DINNER, 11th annual, 1 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14; and 1 p.m. Dec. 15, Johnsburg High School, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, Johnsburg. A night of music and good cheer hosted by the Johnsburg High School Music Department. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors, children younger than 10 and Johnsburg High School students. Tickets available at the High School, 815-385-9233 or aevangelista@ johnsburg12.org. “THE NUTCRACKER BALLET,” Dec. 14-22, Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Enjoy the magic of the season as the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre transforms the stage into a realm of fantasy. Tchaikovsky’s world-renowned music is brought to life through the talent and grace of Svalander’s dance company. Schedule: 2 & 7 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 & 6 p.m. Dec. 15; 7 p.m. Dec. 19; 8 p.m. Dec. 20; 2 & 7 p.m. Dec. 21; 2 & 6 p.m. Dec. 22. Tickets: $23 adults, $16 students. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www. woodstockoperahouse.com. “T’WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,” 2 p.m. Dec. 14, Springbrook Community Church, 10115 Algonquin Road, Huntley. Presented by the Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance. Cost: $8 a person. Information: 847-658-4595 or www.rebeccamccarthyschoolofdance.com. VISIT WITH SANTA, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 and Dec. 21, Windhill Pancake Parlor, 3307 W. Elm St., McHenry. Reservations accepted. Information: 815-385-1172.


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Crystal Lake Central High School’s Madrigal Dinner takes diners on a trip back to the Renaissance era. Photo provided

Madrigal Dinner served for 42nd year at Crystal Lake Central HS By JAMI KUNZER jkunzer@shawmedia.com

The Madrigal Dinner has been celebrated for 42 years at Crystal Lake Central High School. Photo provided

For those involved with Crystal Lake Central High School’s Madrigal Dinner, the year isn’t complete without a trip back to the Renaissance era. Having been part of the event since her freshman year, 18-year-old Jennifer Anderson has gained both experience and friendships participating as a server, or wench, an actress and now a singer. “We get it all, music, acting, singing,” said Anderson, a senior. “I do it because singing is my number one passion, and it’s really nice to be able to bring cheer to people around Christmastime,” she said. The event, featuring performances from 20 singers, an acting troupe, brass players and students dressed in period clothes to serve dinner, takes place Dec. 13-15 at Crystal Lake Central High School, 45 W. Franklin St. In all, about 100 students are involved, with work on the show beginning in October. As the oldest school-sponsored Madrigal event in

CRYSTAL LAKE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL’S MADRIGAL DINNER WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14; 4 p.m. Dec. 15. WHERE: Crystal Lake Central High School, 45 W. Franklin St., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Tickets are sold out, but a wait list is available at www2.d155.org. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $25 for children, and include dinner. Illinois, the 42nd annual dinner has quite a reputation to uphold. Based on ticket sales, the event remains as vibrant as ever. With three shows already sold out, those still hoping to attend are asked to place their names on a waiting list at ww2.d155.org. “It’s overwhelming,” said music director Justin Hubly, who’s been involved with the event for a decade.

More than 500 people will see the show, which sells out every year, but typically not as quickly, he said. “I think it’s a tradition, and people want to be entertained with the holidays,” he said. Just as meals were consumed in the Medieval Times, visitors are encouraged to eat with their hands, though this year’s dinner includes a salad, Hubly said, so forks will be provided. The music will include traditional Madrigal songs featuring a group of unaccompanied voices singing Renaissance-era music, as well as some revamped songs and even a couple of non-Christmas tunes, he said. “It’s a wide variety of music,” he said. Trevor Bryan, 17, will be taking part for the fourth year in a row, having auditioned to be part of the acting troupe his freshman year. Singing in the event this year, he hopes one day to teach theater or English. “It’s so much fun, not only because I get to grow as a musician, but there’s also the friendships and bonds I’ve made along the way,” he said. “I love it so much. It’s really a chance to celebrate the holiday with your friends and family.”


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New ‘Hobbit’ breathes fire into trilogy By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press

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leeping dragons, as we know from our childhood literature, eventually awaken. If they didn’t, there wouldn’t be a story. So it’s hardly news that in the second installment of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, the dragon rouses from his slumber. What IS news: the franchise wakes up, too. Die-hard fans might disagree, but to many, the first film, last year’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” took way too long to get going and then dragged for much of its 169 minutes. “I do believe the worst is behind us,” noted Bilbo Baggins at the end of that film, to which some of us wanted to reply: “Well, we hope so.” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is not much shorter – 8 minutes, to be exact – but it feels brisker, lighter, funnier. The characters are more varied, more interesting; We’ll take a comic turn by the entertaining Stephen Fry over another Orc any day. There’s even an added romantic subplot. The whole enterprise, it must be said, involves a huge dollop of cinematic hubris. J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” after all, is a book of some 300 pages. With these three films, a prequel to his “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Jackson devotes about two film minutes to each page. Imagine if they did that with Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” The movie would have been 40 hours long. On the other hand, the first “Hobbit”

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” STARRING: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage PLOT: The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. RATED: PG-13 extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images TIME: 2 hours, 41 minutes installment brought in about $1 billion. So it’s rather beside the point to argue with Jackson’s approach. Happily, “Smaug” is vastly better from the get-go. Instead of a drawn-out intro, we get right to the action, which is of course the quest of Bilbo (Martin Freeman, himself livelier and funnier) and the band of dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (a suitably noble Richard Armitage) to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor, under the Lonely Mountain, from the frightening dragon Smaug. As always, trouble takes many forms: not only the menacing Orcs, but giant spiders with sticky webs, too. Then there are the elves, who come to the rescue at an opportune time but then imprison Bilbo and his mates. (Gandalf – the always grand Ian McKellen – has other business, and leaves for long stretches.) Lee Pace is fun as the campy and authoritarian Thranduil, leader of the elves. His son Legolas (Orlando Bloom,

back from “The Lord of the Rings”) is talented as ever with a bow. And he has a love interest: Tauriel, a newly invented character, played with spunky sweetness by Evangeline Lilly. Tauriel, it turns out, has a soft spot for the dwarf Kili, a rather hunky Aidan Turner. (“He’s quite tall for a dwarf,” she says. “But no less ugly,” retorts Legolas.) Bilbo, ever bolder, helps the dwarves escape their jailers in a terrific scene – involving barrels, river rapids, and an endless supply of Orcs – that rivals a Busby Berkeley dance number. (Side note: These dwarves are awfully durable.) Further entertainment comes in Lake-town, led by a greedy Master (the engaging Fry) and his underling Alfrid (Ryan Gage, also fun). It should be noted Jackson has again shot his film at 48-frames-per-second, double the standard speed, to make things look sharper. But this time, the fanfare is gone; critics were not even shown the film at the faster speed. Jackson clearly doesn’t want the technique to dominate the discussion. In any case, it all comes down to the climactic confrontation with the dragon. Unfortunately, the film sags somewhat here. It’s fun to hear Benedict Cumberbatch, as Smaug, hurl seething epithets at Bilbo, and Freeman is at his most pluckily adorable. Still, they really could have shortened this confrontation by a good 20 minutes. But what’s 20 minutes when you’re taking nine hours to tell a story? Onward to the third installment. Jackson is back on track.


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Corruption saga ‘American Hustle’ a solid riot By JESSICA HERNDON The Associated Press

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nderscoring deeply conflicted characters, who are on a mission to reconceive their unsatisfying circumstances, has become director David O. Russell’s sweet spot. From his raw 1996 film, “Flirting with Disaster,” to last year’s acclaimed “Silver Linings Playbook,” he effectively unravels the disarray. In the 1970s-set con artist tale “American Hustle,” Russell’s ability to depict an audacious take on a bedlam breakdown peaks, making this his most entertaining jaunt yet. Loosely chronicling the FBI investigation designed to implicate government officials by way of bribery known as the Abscam scandal, Russell inserts this disclaimer at the start: “Some of this actually happened.” The note sets the facetious tone for the corruption smear – six congressmen and a senator really went down – that riddled New York in the late ‘70s and early 1980s. Russell, who co-wrote the script with Eric Singer (“The International”), could have devised an austere new-age noir. But he avoided the melodrama, instead heightening the ludicrous

“American Hustle” STARRING: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams PLOT: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and maia. RATED: R for pervasive language including some sexual content and brief violence TIME: 2 hours, 17 minutes true-crime thread to an outrageously savage, comical and rapid degree. The result is a sleek revival of the ’70s, complete with oversized glasses, plaid suit jackets, plunging come-hither necklines and a rapturous soundtrack. Just about all of his characters are painstakingly obsessed with getting ahead. As a result, they cast morality and logic to the side at the expense of love, stability and a clean criminal record. Some of the names from the real operation have been changed here, as Irving Rosenfeld, played by Christian Bale, is based on actual con artist Mel Weinberg, who was forced to conspire

with the FBI to evade doing time. The constantly effective Bale, as the bearded Irving, is a clever swindler who owns a slew of dry cleaners, sells both poached and fake art and hooks people into pseudo loan deals. But he’s not exclusively heartless. His conscience ensures he ideally wants a person to feel satisfied, which makes him quite lovable. Sacrificing his usual sex appeal, Bale committed to packing on an extra 40 pounds and hiding a fake balding head with a hairpiece and a comb-over for this role. Still, his Irving is able to charm the smart and sassy former stripper Sydney Prosser (a memorably bold and genius Amy Adams) at a winter indoor-pool party by identifying their mutual love for Duke Ellington. Sydney, who is tired of slumming, pitches in on Irving’s crooking and assumes the perfect British blue blood persona for luring clientele into the loan scam. Before long, the two, who take turns narrating the story, fall madly in love. But we soon find out Irving is married and stashes his lady Roselyn and her son on Long Island. His sultry and blunt companion, fiercely pronounced by Jennifer Lawrence, ensures she’s

far from forgotten as she threatens to unmask Irving’s scheming if he utters the word divorce. The 23-year-old actress is the most irresistible part of this film, as she shifts between fiery and needy in an instant. As Irving and Sydney’s plotting gains steam, they attract the interest of FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), who is thirsty for recognition and threatens a bust unless the couple goes in on a plan to nail politicians. But Richie, who lives with his mother and packs his head with rollers for that sexy curly look, falls victim to Sydney’s deceitful advances, as he certainly isn’t as clever as he thinks he is. However, with themes of duality and skepticism running throughout, Sydney’s attraction toward Richie (who Cooper cleverly punches up in each scene), inevitably becomes real. When the scheme to take down questionable pompadour-donning New Jersey mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) goes wrong, things begin to unravel. The film may lack grit, but the stellar cast adds to its allure, helping to round out this dynamic account where reinvention offers the means to endure.


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STYX WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29 WHERE: Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan COST & INFO: Tickets: $58, $83. Tickets and information: 800-982-2787, all Ticketmaster locations or www.ticketmaster.com.

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McHENRY COUNTY BLUE SKIES QUARTET, 4 p.m. Dec. 15, The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. A versatile group whose repertoire is not limited to jazz music. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-455-8000 or www. lakesidelegacy.org. BRANSON SUPER SHOW, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Woodstock VFW, 240 N. Throop St., Woodstock. Branson, Mo., comes to Woodstock featuring three big shows. Shows include “Everybody Loves. . . .Dean!” a tribute to Dean Martin; “Only the Lonely,” a tribute to Roy Orbison, and “Elvis and the Superstars” starring Dave Ehlert. Tickets: $15 in advance, $18, at the door. Tickets and information: 800358-4795 or www.bransonsuperstars.com/roadshowschedule.html.

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REGIONAL KISHWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Boutell Memorial concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. “Holiday Pops Concert: Winter Wonderland.” Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, $5 children younger than 12. Tickets and information: 815-7563728 or www.kishorchestra.org. MICHAEL JOHNSON, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, at Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. “A Down-Home Holiday” concert. Tickets: $25. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or www.elgin. edu/arts STYX, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Tickets: $58, $83. Tickets and information: 800-982-2787, all Ticketmaster locations or www. ticketmaster.com. THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. The sound of Big Band and swing. Tickets: $40, stage tables $45. Tickets and information: 847-577-2121 or www.metropolisarts.com.

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“Sing-Along Messiah” will be 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Photo provided

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‘Sing-Along Messiah’ at Raue a group effort By JAMI KUNZER jkunzer@shawmedia.com

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s much as the music featured in an upcoming “Sing-Along Messiah” has woven its way into society through the years, so has the annual event. For many, Voices in Harmony’s “Messiah” is tradition. The event takes place 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Along with the 57-member Voices in Harmony community choir, the concert features the McHenry County College chorus, a 25-piece orchestra, renowned soloists and calligraphy by Timothy Botts projected for the audience. “It’s a combined event of many facets of our community,” director Steven Szalaj said. “It’s just, ‘Come and enjoy the music in the way you feel most comfortable,’” he said. “If you want to sing along, we provide that opportunity. If they want to come to

the concert and just listen, that’s fine too. The choir will perform Handel’s wellknown “Messiah” as part of “Season of Passion: Love Came Down.” Composed in 1741, the “Messiah” is a long-standing tradition and often performed by choirs. “It’s the whole Christmas story,” he said. “It’s all about what Christmas leads to and its importance, the idea of love came down, dwelt among us and showed us how to love.” The text tells the story of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and was written directly from the Bible, Szalaj said. “It’s beloved by many, many people ... and there are parts of it that, particularly at this time of year, you hear it floating around in your society,” he said. “You have snippets of it on commercials and as background in stores and restaurants when we eat. People might not necessarily identify it, but it’s out there. It’s part of our culture.”

WHEN: 4 p.m. Dec. 15 WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St. COST & INFO: Tickets prices are $18 ($15 for students and seniors) at www. rauecenter.org or 815-356-9212. The event will spotlight the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Audience members are asked to bring a cash donation or a donation of grocery items for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. The concert will feature soloists Kirsten Leslie, a soprano; A.J. Wester, a mezzo soprano; Peder Reiff, a tenor; and Rick Ziebarth, a bass baritone. All originally from the Chicago area, they’ve performed on stages throughout the country. Leslie grew up in Bull Valley, while Wester is from Johnsburg. The addition of Botts’ calligraphy projected onto a screen for the audience adds a multi-media dimension to the concert, Szalaj said. The calligraphy will include the text of the “Messiah” being sung. “It’s a very beautiful artistic presentation,” he said. “Not only do you have the sounds of the performances, but you also have this visual aspect that goes along with it.”


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C CENTERFOLD, a mainstay of Chicagoland rock and roll, cranking out the greatest hits of the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and today. Featuring Cindy Safran, vocals; Mark Wedow, guitar/vocals; Eric Wedow, drums/ vocals; Chuck Federowicz, bass/ vocals; Tom Kranz (formerly of Trilogy), guitar/keyboard/vocals. Bookings and information: 708284-2902; bookings@centerfoldband.com; www.facebook.com/ centerfoldband or www.centerfoldband.com. Schedule: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Raymond’s Bowl & Entertainment Center, Johnsburg; 9 p.m. Jan. 25, All Sports Bar & Grill, McCullom Lake.

D DANGEROUS JOES, alternative, rock, some country too. Crowd favorites new and old. Featuring Paul Christian, guitar/vocals; Dave Briggs, drums/percussion/ vocals; Joe Chatman, bass/vocals. Bookings and information: Joe Chatman, 815-477-8539 or www.dangerousjoes.wordpress. com. Schedule: 9 p.m. Dec 21, Georgio’s, Crystal Lake; 9 p.m. Jan. 18, Thirsty Whale Bar & Grill, Algonquin. DAVE HOFFHEIMER BAND, playing house-rocking blues/rock. Band members include Dave Hoffheimer, guitar/vocals; Rob Fuhlbrugge, bass; and Lindsay Sickal, drums. Bookings and information: 815-245-4243; 847-687-5659; Facebook or www.reverbnation.com/davehoffheimerband. Schedule: 9 p.m. Jan. 18, McGonigal’s Pub, Barrington. DON “DOC” BROWN, playing his “Music We Know” program of favorites from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and beyond in a variety of styles in jazz, rock, blues, country and

pop. Bookings and information: 847-770-2640 or steeltune@ sbcglobal.net or www.facebook. com/docbrownmusic. Schedule: 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14, 21 & 28; Jan. 11, 18 & 25 and Feb. 8, 15 & 22, Driftwood Restaurant, Twin Lakes, Wis.; 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 15 and Feb. 12, Bliss Wine & Gifts, Wauconda.

G THE GWG BAND (Guys with Guitars), surf rock, the classics and beyond, covering the music of the Ventures, Hank Marvin, the Shadows and Los Straitjackets. Featuring Roger Underwood, lead guitar; Walt Stagner, lead & rhythm guitar; Jo Klink, guitar; Forrest Kulwin, drums/percussion; Robert Aldape, bass guitar. Bookings: Glen, 708-502-2795; glen@gwgband.com or www. facebook.com/gwgband. Schedule: 8:30 to 11 p.m. Dec. 20, The Alley, Highwood.

H HANS & THE HORMONES, pop, dance, rock from the ’80s to the present. Hans Mast, lead vocals/ guitar; Vic Champney, lead guitar/vocals; Darren Marino, drums/vocals; John Mehling, bass/vocals. Bookings: H. Mast, 815-669-1424; hansmast@ comcast.net or facebook.com/ hans&thehormones. Schedule: 9 p.m. Dec. 20, Docks Bar, Wauconda; 9:30 p.m. Dec. 28, The Gambler, McHenry.

N NORTH STREET, old is new again ... fun music from the ’40s to present. Featuring vocalists Kathy Bruhnke, Janet Burns, Katie Freese and Dora Tippens;

THE GWG BAND Barbara Klein, piano; Kevin Doss, guitar; Louis Dolmon, bass; and Dave Byers, drums. Bookings: 815-342-2425; northstreet123@ gmail.com or North Street band on Facebook. Schedule: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Stage Left Café, Woodstock.

P PATIO DADDY-O, ’60s to today. Classic rock, blues. Featuring Tony Giglio, lead vocals/drums; Tony Clavesilla, lead guitar/ vocals; Danny Dally, bass guitar/ vocals. We do private parties. Bookings: 224-622-0472. Schedule: 9 p.m. Dec. 13, Bowl Hi, Huntley; 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Long Shot Sports Pub (Tony G & Tony C acoustic duo), Lakemoor; 9 p.m. Dec. 21, The Gambler, McHenry; 9 p.m. Dec. 28, Rosie O’Hare’s, East Dundee; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve at Kief’s Reef, Burton’s Bridge, McHenry.

S THE STAGE LEFT OVERS, playing folk, rock, country, blues, swing and various combinations of those styles. Group name comes from their house performances at the Stage Left Café on the

Square in Woodstock. Featuring Pete Jonsson, guitar/ harmonica; George Koester, bass; Brian Murphy, guitar; Laurel Palma, piano; Joe Pesz, drums/banjo; Rich Prezioso, guitar; Les Urban, pedal steel guitar; and Joe Wadz, fiddle. Information: www.facebook. com/stageleftovers. Schedule: 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Stage Left Café. SUZANNE L. SCHWARTZ, for information, contact chickpick63@ charter.net or www.suzytmusic. com; www.justduetmusic.com or www.reverbnation.com/ suzy7. Schedule: Dec. 27, Niko’s with The Joey Sunset Project (Jim Duncan of The Leftovers), Algonquin; 8 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Tammy’s Pizza, Spring Grove.

T TRIADD, danceable classic rock to current with emphasis on pro-vocal harmonies. Duo/trio acoustic and full band. Featuring Rick Jacobs, guitar/bass/lead vocals; Tim McGovern, guitar/ lead vocals; Mac Rietz, bass guitar; Steve Moss, drums/vocals; Boomer, drummer. Bookings: 847-516-4631; 847-639-0418;

WHEN: 8:30 to 11 p.m. Dec. 20 WHERE: The Alley, Highwood. COST & INFO: Surf rock, the classics and beyond, covering the music of the Ventures, Hank Marvin, the Shadows and Los Straitjackets. Information: 847433-0304 or www.bowlhighwood.com.

Facebook or www.triaddband. com. Playing first Fridays of each month at McGonigal’s in Barrington. Schedule: 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec 14, Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar (full band), Barrington; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Winberie’s Restaurant (acoustic duo with Rick and Tim), Buffalo Grove. TRU BLU, country/bluegrass. Originals and covers including Sam Bush, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Old Crow Medicine Show, Zac Brown and many more. Featuring Adam Kaczmarec, mandolin/guitar/lead vocals; Ron Yankowitz, bass guitar/vocals; Chris Yankowitz, banjo/guitar/ vocals; Aaron Lembke, guitar/ vocals. Bookings: 815-245-2539. Playing every Sunday evening at Labemi’s in downtown Crystal Lake. Other musicians invited to come and join in.

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