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kcraver@shawmedia.com In Republican gubernatorial primaries, wooing over GOP strongholds like McHenry and DuPage counties is like owning Boardwalk and Park Place on a Monopoly board – the odds of winning the game go up a few notches. Bruce Rauner, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bill Brady know it,

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but Rauner came back July 17 to the McHenry County Republican Party’s annual golf outing. Rauner and Dillard came to an October county GOP fundraiser in Algonquin, and Rutherford and Brady made sure to send running mates Steve Kim and Maria Rodriguez to represent them.

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‘Years of memories are lost’ Woodstock man describes fire that left his home uninhabitable By JIM DALLKE jdallke@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – Ron Boss woke up early Thursday morning to his house fully engulfed in flames. Boss stepped out of his bedroom, looked to the kitchen and saw that smoke had filled the entire room. The smoke was so dense he could barely see in front of him. Boss dropped to his knees and hurried into the kitchen to grab his phone. He stood up to exit the house, but he ran directly

into a door that knocked him to the ground. He looked up and saw his entire ceiling on fire. Boss got out of the house but quickly realized his 2-year-old pit bull, Gucci, who normally is always by his side, was nowhere to be found. “I could hear him in there crying,” Boss said. “I tried to open the back door but flames were shooting out. I was calling him and he wouldn’t come out. I tried to break a window

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“For us, it’s not an event. It’s something we live with every single day of our lives.” E. Patricia Llodra Newtown First Selectman of green – the Sandy Hook Elementary School color – stay tied to mailboxes and storefronts, just as a curly-haired girl smiles from a framed photograph that remains atop a mantel inside Jeremy Richman’s century-old home.

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Fake interpreter reportedly faced murder charge By ALAN CLENDENNING and RAY FAURE The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s government was confronted Friday with a new and chilling allegation about the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial: He was reportedly accused of murder 10 years ago. Officials said they were investigating the revelation by the national eNCA TV news station. But they were unable, or unwilling, to explain why a man who says he is schizophrenic with violent tendencies was allowed to get within arm’s length of President Barack Obama and other world leaders. Investigators probing Thamsanqa Jantjie “will compile a comprehensive report,” said Phumla Williams, the top government spokeswoman. But she did not say how long the investigation would take and insisted details would not be released until it was completed. “We are not going to sweep it under the carpet,” Williams said. “We want to own up if there is a mistake, but we don’t want to be dishonest” to Jantjie. An Associated Press reporter found Jantjie at a makeshift bar owned by his cousin on the outskirts of Soweto Friday, near his concrete house close to shacks and an illegal dump where

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um. He also apologized for his performance, but defended his interpreting as “the best in the world.” His assertion was ridiculed by deaf advocates who said he didn’t know how to sign “Mandela” or “thank you.” The outcome of the reported murder case that eNCA said dated from 2003 was unclear, and the television

report did not disclose any details. Officials at the Johannesburg court where the murder charge was reportedly lodged were not in their offices Friday afternoon and did not respond to email requests seeking comment. There were no records of a murder case involving Jantjie at South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, but spokesman Nathi Mncube said that doesn’t necessarily mean Jantjie was never a suspect. “I cannot confirm that the guy was charged, but I cannot deny it, either,” he said. “There are no records right now.” Jantjie also faced other lesser criminal charges in the past, eNCA reported. In the interview with the AP, he blamed his past violent episodes on his schizophrenia, but declined to provide details. The fiasco surrounding the use of Jantjie to provide sign language translation before a worldwide television audience has turned into an international embarrassment for South Africa, whose ruling party, the African National Congress, and president, Jacob Zuma, have already lost popularity because of corruption scandals and other public grievances. But the ANC is far more powerful than the opposition and Zuma, who was booed at the Mandela memorial, is likely to be its candidate in elections next year.

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Facebook groups and petitions demanding that Michael Griffin be rehired at Holy Ghost Preparatory School. Some alumni have pledged to withhold financial support. Caught in the middle are people who say Griffin should have known he was jeopardizing his job by publicizing his plan to wed, as well as those who worry the negative publicity is unfairly labeling the

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Blagojevich hearing focus: What’s legal politics? By MICHAEL TARM The Associated Press CHICAGO – Judges considering an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich spent much of oral arguments Friday focusing on one question: At what point does run-of-the-mill political horse-trading veer into corruption? During an hourlong hearing, three judges of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals frequently interrupted a prosecutor and pressed her to explain just how the former Democratic governor’s actions had strayed beyond what is otherwise acceptable in politics. “If you could help me with this, I’d be so grateful: Where is the line that differentiates legal horse trading from a federal offence that puts you in prison?” Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner asked at one point. Attorneys for Blagojevich, who was convicted of trying to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat, among

“Mr. Blagojevich’s defense is, ‘I thought this was (legal) political horse trading.’ This wasn’t some backroom deal.” Leonard Goodman, Blagojevich’s attorney other things, want the court to toss his convictions. At the very least, they want to court to slash years off his 14-year prison term, which is one of the longest ever imposed for corruption in a state where four of the last seven governors went prison. Blagojevich, who was once a contestant on NBC’s “Apprentice,” didn’t attend the hearing; he remained at the Colorado prison where he’s serving his sentence. But his wife, Patti Blagojevich, watched the proceedings, sometimes shaking her head when she disagreed with what was being said. After the hearing, she told reporters she held out hope that her husband, who turned 57 years old on Tuesday, will win his freedom and return home to her and their two

State representative wants Boeing plant in Decatur The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker is hoping Boeing Co. builds a new manufacturing plant in Decatur, about 180 miles southwest of its corporate headquarters in Chicago. Rep. Bill Mitchell, a Republican from Forsyth, said the central Illinois community would be a prime spot for Boeing to build its new 400-seat 777X jetliner, according to a report by the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers Boeing is looking at a $7 billion to $10 billion plant that would start with 3,250 work-

ers in 2018, and grow to 8,500 by 2024. “A few years back, Boeing moved its corporate headquarters to Chicago, with assistance from Illinois taxpayers,” Mitchell said in a statement. “I am encouraging Boeing to come to Decatur to see the great manufacturing capacity and highly skilled workforce we have ready to get to work.” Several other states also submitted offers by Tuesday’s deadline, including Missouri, Alabama and California. Illinois officials haven’t detailed the state’s bid for the factory, but they have called it a “compelling proposal.”

school-aged daughters. “He’s missed so many birthdays and holidays and now this is going on. We’ve just gone through our second Thanksgiving, coming up on our second Christmas without him,” she said. FBI agents arrested thenGov. Blagojevich five years ago this week, and jurors convicted him of wide-ranging charges in 2011, including for trying to profit from his power to name someone to President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat. That allegation was at the core of Friday’s hearing. In seeking a cabinet post – possibly as secretary of health and human services – in exchange for a Senate appointment, Blagojevich was merely seeking to further political causes he’d long cham-

pioned, including health care, Blagojevich attorney Leonard Goodman told judges. “Mr. Blagojevich’s defense is, ‘I thought this was (legal) political horse trading,’ ” said Goodman, adding that Blagojevich was an avid student of political history and was therefore conscious of not crossing that line. “This wasn’t some backroom deal.” Judge Frank Easterbrook, who has the reputation of liking to make attorneys squirm, even compared Blagojevich’s bid to land a Cabinet seat to how President Dwight Eisenhower named Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court after Warren offered Eisenhower extensive political support during the 1952 campaign. “It would be an act of shysterism to say that was OK, and this (Blagojevich’s bid) was not,” Easterbrook said. He added, “If I understand your position, Earl Warren should have gone to prison, Dwight Eisenhower should have gone to prison. ... What’s different between that trade and this?”

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home March 15, 2012, for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. The imprisoned ex-governor got what’s likely his last chance to win his freedom Friday as his appeal went before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for oral arguments in Chicago.

St. Louis river bridge to open in February By JIM SUHR The Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Interstate 70 motorists and truckers trying to cross the Mississippi River at St. Louis soon will have a different option, and with any luck, it’ll be faster. Missouri and Illinois officials announced Thursday that the new four-lane-cable stayed bridge named after St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial will open to traffic Feb. 9, a celebrated milestone for a $700 million project that took a few years – and a few squabbles – to complete. The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, or the “Stan Span,” will relieve

“This historic project will not only improve safety and reduce congestion but will create an entirely new corridor for economic development between two great states.” Pat Quinn Illinois governor

traffic on the chronically crammed, 50-year-old Poplar Street Bridge, which is one of just two bridges in the nation that accommodates

three freeways. “This historic project will not only improve safety and reduce congestion but will create an entirely new corridor for economic development between two great states,” Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to opening this much-needed bridge.” His Missouri counterpart, Gov. Jay Nixon, waxed historic, noting that the new bridge comes 140 years after Eads Bridge first linked the two states. The Musial bridge, he said, “is the latest span to bring commerce and travelers across the Mississippi River at this nexus of our country.”

The bridge’s beginnings weren’t so friendly. Before even a clump of dirt was turned over in 2010, Missouri and Illinois spent years squabbling over how to pay for the span. Missouri insisted it be a tollway – a notion flatly rejected by Illinois as potentially onerous for tens of thousands of its residents who commute daily to St. Louis and the Missouri-side suburbs. Illinois later proposed a sister bridge to an existing span, calling it affordable at $450 million. Missouri said it wasn’t a long-term solution. Both states ended the impasse in early 2008, announcing a compromise after Missouri relented on the tolls.

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Prospects for budget legislation solid in Senate By DAVID ESPO The Associated Press WASHINGTON – One day after winning lopsided House approval, bipartisan legislation to ease across-the-board spending cuts and reduce economy-rattling budget brinkmanship appears likely to command the 60 votes necessary to clear the Senate, officials in both parties said Friday. Yet unlike in the House,

significantly more Senate Republicans are expected to oppose the legislation than vote for it, highlighting the different political forces at work at opposite ends of the Capitol. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced a test vote for Tuesday on the measure, which cleared the House on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 332-94. The Veterans of Foreign Wars joined the ranks of the bill’s opponents during the

day, citing a provision to reduce cost of living increases for military retirees until they reach age 62. The result could mean “a cumulative loss in retirement income of $80,000” for a sergeant first class who retires at age 40, the group said. “Although Iraq is over and the war in Afghanistan is winding down, we can’t allow Congress to dismantle the programs they created over the past 12 years,” said

William A. Thien, the VFW’s national commander. A short while later, Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said they would oppose the measure unless the provision were changed. They said a 42-year-old sergeant first class retiring after 20 years would lose about $72,000 in income. Overall, the legislation

erases a total of $63 billion in across-the-board cuts in the next two budget years, and specifies $85 billion in savings over a decade, including the one relating to military retirement. The result is a net $23 billion cut in deficits through 2023, although critics argue the spending increases will happen first, and many of the savings years later, if at all. By raising spending levels, the bill is also designed to eliminate the threat of anoth-

er budget shutdown like the one this fall. Senate supporters will need 60 votes to advance the bill, and even some opponents predicted that was likely to happen. “My sense is that the procedural issues could be overcome and there could be just” a yes or no vote, said Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who added he intends to oppose the measure because it increases spending.

Student gunman wounds two Ohio school workers enter classmates in Colorado school not guilty pleas in rape case By DAN ELLIOTT and IVAN MORENO

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The Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. – A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding a fellow student before killing himself. Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High School alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building. The scene unfolded on the eve of the Newtown massacre anniversary, a somber reminder of the ever-present potential for violence in the nation’s schools. The wounded student, a 15-year-old girl, underwent surgery and was in critical condition. Authorities originally said a second student was wounded, but Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Friday night that the other girl taken to a hospital was covered in blood from the first student and wasn’t injured. Robinson identified the shooter as Karl Halverson Pierson, 18. The sheriff did not elaborate on any possible motive except to say Pierson

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A sheriff’s deputy talks on his radio Friday at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., where a student shot two students before he apparently killed himself, authorities said. had a “confrontation or disagreement” with the teacher. He didn’t know if the injured girl was intentionally shot. Pierson made no attempt to hide his weapon after entering the school from a parking lot and asking for the teacher by name, Robinson said. When the teacher learned that he was being targeted, he left “in an effort to try to encourage the shooter to also leave the school,” the sheriff said. “That was a very wise tactical decision.” Jessica Girard said she was in math class when she

heard three shots. “Then there was a bunch of yelling, and then I think one of the people who had been shot was yelling in the hallway, ‘Make it stop,’ ” she said. Two suspected Molotov cocktails were also found inside the school, the sheriff said. Robinson said one was lit and thrown, but no one was injured. The school was swiftly locked down. Within 20 minutes of the first report of a gunman, officers found Pierson’s body inside the school, Robinson said.

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Four eastern Ohio school workers entered not guilty pleas Friday to charges stemming from a grand jury investigation into other alleged crimes spurred by the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players. The four include Mike McVey, Steubenville’s top school official, whose attorney promised to fight the charges. “We are confident that we are going to prevail in these cases and prove they’re unfounded,” said McVey’s at-

torney, Charles Bean. “This was an investigation that went nine months, and this is all they have?” Special Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove accepted the not-guilty pleas Friday in Jefferson County court and let the four remain free without bond. In total, six individuals have been indicted by the rape investigation grand jury, whose work is finished. McVey and three others are charged with trying to thwart the investigation into the August 2012 rape of the West Virginia girl by the football players. The players were convict-

ed in March and sentenced to the state’s juvenile detention system. McVey is Steubenville’s superintendent. The others are former Steubenville schools’ technology director William Rhinaman, football team strength coach Seth Fluharty and volunteer football coach Matt Belardine. A fifth defendant, elementary school principal Lynnett Gorman, is accused of failing to report possible child abuse, apparently involving a teen sex and drinking party in April 2012 unrelated to the West Virginia girl’s rape, her attorney, Dennis McNamara, said after the hearing.

Thursday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana and Los Angeles County Superior Court indicated both sides would begin an “intensive settlement process” next month. The Japanese automaker, which has recalled millions of cars since 2009 over the acceleration issue, agreed to the negotiations to make resolv-

ing the cases more efficient, spokeswoman Carly Schaffner told The Associated Press on Friday. Cases that don’t settle after a two-stage mediation process will go back to court for trial, said plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel Mark Robinson Jr., but most of the 375 claims will be resolved.

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U.S. pressured to find CIA contractor By LARA JAKES The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Obama administration faced intensified pressure Friday to find former CIA contractor Robert Levinson – both from lawmakers and the Levinson family – nearly seven years after he disappeared in Iran during what now has been revealed as an unofficial spy mission. Levinson’s family urged the government “to step up and take care of one of its own.” Members of Congress said they wanted to know more about the case, which led to three veteran analysts being forced out of the agency and seven others being disciplined. Levinson vanished after

a March 2007 meeting with an admitted killer on Kish Island, an Iranian resort. For years, the U.S. publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on business. But an Associated Press investigation revealed that Levinson actually was a contractor working for the CIA, and was paid by a team of agency analysts who were acting without authority to run spy operations to gather intelligence. If he is still alive at age 65, Levinson has been captive longer than any other American known to be held overseas. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Levinson, who retired after 28 years at the FBI and Drug Enforce-

ment Administration, was not a U.S. employee at the time of his disappearance. A contractor would not be considered a government employee, but the CIA paid Levinson’s family about $120,000, the value of the new contract the agency was preparing for him when he left for Iran, and the government gave the family a $2.5 million annuity, which provides taxfree income, multiple people briefed on the deal said. No one wanted a lawsuit that would air the secret details. Carney declined to discuss the case in detail but said numerous U.S. officials, including President Barack Obama, have pressed Iran for help on finding and returning Levinson.

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New drug, study method show breast cancer promise By MARILYNN MARCHIONE The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO – A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer. The method involves studying drugs in small groups of people and using advanced statistical techniques to analyze the results as they come in, instead of waiting for all the data to arrive. Whether the drug, velipa-

rib, ever makes it to market remains to be seen, but it has shown enough potential to advance to final-phase testing aimed at Food and Drug Administration approval. Bringing a new cancer drug to market usually takes more than a decade and tests in thousands of patients, and costs more than $1 billion. Companies can’t afford many studies like that, and patients can’t wait years for potentially life-saving medicines, said Don Berry, a biostatistician at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He helped design the novel analytical method discussed

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• CANDIDATES Continued from page A1 “McHenry County is pretty important – we’re always on the list for potential candidates to visit,” county Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon said. But unlike other Republican-heavy areas like DuPage County and suburban Cook County townships, McHenry County’s GOP groups typically don’t wade into primary battles and endorse candidates or hold straw polls. They wait until candidates win the primaries, and then back them going into November, Tryon said. Tryon, who is also a state representative, said he’s never seen the party at the county or township levels endorse in primaries in his 25 years of political involvement. The county party’s bylaws forbid Tryon as chairman from making a primary endorsement. But that doesn’t mean that Tryon doesn’t have a dog in the hunt. His fellow state lawmakers have their favorites, and no rules that bind what they can say. While endorsements in neighboring counties have been going the way of Rauner and Dillard, the two candidates from the Chicago area, local state lawmakers are solidly lining up behind Rauner, the Winnetka venture capitalist who bills himself as an outsider and has serious financial resources with which to pursue the governor’s mansion. State Sen. Dan Duffy, R-Lake Barrington, was one of the first local lawmakers to publicly support Rauner’s bid, calling him “the only person with the financial experience to turn this state around.” Duffy, like other local lawmakers, was quick to defend the records of the other three, namely to protect working relationships – Brady and Dillard are state senators, and Rutherford is state treasurer. “[My endorsement] doesn’t take away that those three are good guys,” Duffy said. “But if we want to beat Pat Quinn, we need to elect someone who won’t just win a primary, but win in a general election.” Rep. Barbara Wheeler, R-Crystal Lake, likewise threw her support behind Rauner as someone who can “shake up Springfield.” “As wonderful as those three men are, and I know them well, as long as they’ve been in [Springfield] now, they’re now part of the problem,” Wheeler said. Rauner last month won the GOP straw poll in Lake County, and Dillard won the unanimous backing of DuPage County’s GOP township chairmen – Dillard, of Hinsdale, used to be the county’s party chairman. Rauner has won straw polls, with Dillard a close second, in Palatine and Cuba townships in Cook County, and Dillard has earned the endorsements of former Re-

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KIEV, Ukraine – The meeting Friday of Ukraine’s president and the leaders of mass protests against him was billed as a round table, but it was essentially a square-off. The meeting, which also included Ukraine’s three former presidents and an array of student, religious and union representatives, gave no indication that the crisis pitting President Viktor Yanukovych against vehement opposition was any closer to resolution after three weeks of demonstrations that have swelled to hundreds of thousands of people. Yanukovych proposed that amnesty be granted to those who have been arrest-

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Boss said pictures, memories and pets mean most to him • FIRE Continued from page A1 to get him out but the flames kept shooting out.” The next time Boss saw Gucci was when firefighters brought him the remains hours later. Boss’ home, located at 16706 Garden Valley Road in Woodstock, was left uninhabitable after the fire, which

started around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, according to fire officials. It took firefighters from 15 departments more than three hours to extinguish the flames, and crews stayed as late as 7 a.m. battling hot spots and clearing the scene. A cat was also killed in the blaze. The house and the contents inside were valued at around $200,000, said Boss,

but it’s the pictures, memories and, of course, the pets that mean the most. “Years of memories are lost,” he said. “You can’t put a price tag on a family pet. Those things are priceless.” While tragic, Boss acknowledged the fire could have been much worse. His two daughters, ages 7 and 8, were picked up by their mother earlier that night. Boss’ 27-year-old son had gone out

earlier in the evening and hadn’t returned home. “People say what a blessing it was,” Boss said. “I was talking to my family about what else I could have done to save my pets. If I jumped through the window I would have probably perished with them. “There are so many good things that came from a real bad thing. It’s still just overwhelming.”

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Boss doesn’t know for certain what caused the blaze. A wood-burning stove and three space heaters were working to heat the house Wednesday night. Boss also suspected that faulty wiring could have sparked the fire. The Woodstock Fire Department is investigating the blaze, according to Deputy Fire Chief Terry Menzel. Boss, who is currently

living with his mother and sister in Delavan, Wis., said he’ll rely on continued support from his friends and family to get him through Christmas this year without his home. “That’s helping me survive right now,” Boss said. “Knowing that there are so many people in the world that want to help. Even complete strangers. … They bring such warmth and care.”

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Saturday, December 14, 2013 • Page A9 • Northwest Herald • NWHerald.com 8THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN

8SKETCH VIEW

Helping out with life skills The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down: Thumbs up: To Sunshine Taxi owner Tamra Tomasello, who when contacted by a Woodstock North teacher about ride service for special-needs students, said she’d be happy to provide the rides for free. Through the Woodstock School District 200 Life Connections program, young adults with special needs learn life skills such as grocery shopping, cooking and applying for jobs. Tomasello’s contribution makes it a bit easier. Thumbs down: To looting in towns destroyed by last month’s tornadoes. Three Peoria men were charged Tuesday with felony looting charges after investigators say they were looting a tornado-damaged home in the central Illinois community of Washington. Washington Police Cmdr. Jeff Stevens says authorities got a tip from a TV crew that spotted the men at a destroyed home. Their car had electronics and valuables inside. Rebuilding your life is hard enough, and it’s made more difficult when people have to worry about looters. Thumbs up: To the Cary-Grove basketball team, which donated 2,000 pounds of food to the Cary-Grove Food Pantry recently. The effort, led by junior basketball player Nick Barr, amounted to two truckloads of food and a “couple hundred” dollars in monetary donations.

8HOW CONGRESS VOTED

8IT’S YOUR WRITE

A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:

The Great ‘O’

Melvin Watt confirmation The purpose: Confirm Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency for a term of five years. The vote: Nomination confirmed in the Senate on Tuesday by seven votes – 57 voted “yes,” 41 voted “no” and two didn’t vote. Local representation: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D) voted “yes”; U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk didn’t vote.

Bipartisan budget bill The purpose: To make continuing appropriations for fiscal 2014, and for other purposes. The vote: Passed in the House on Thursday by 118 votes – 332 voted “yes,” 94 voted “no” and seven didn’t vote. Local representation: U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam (R-6) and Randy Hultgren (R-14) voted “yes.” Source: The New York Times’ Inside Congress website

8ANOTHER VIEW

No Labels has right ideas For all the gridlock in Congress we see on TV and elsewhere, many Americans might be surprised to know there is a group of about 90 members of Congress making efforts to find bipartisan solutions to the real problems facing the country. They deserve more recognition and support. They offer a sensible, credible and viable way to break Washington gridlock and provide solutions to America’s problems in the bipartisan way that the vast majority of Americans say they want. No Labels is a bipartisan group of elected leaders that has been quietly pushing an agenda that is aimed at breaking down the barriers to gridlock and proposing common-sense solutions to America’s fiscal challenges. It has recently designated some members of Congress as part of a “Problem Solving Coalition” if they agree to some simple principles such as working together, being accountable, and governing for the future. No Labels is a refreshing approach to governing. The Free Press of Mankato (Minn.)

during our time with Joey.

To the Editor: Oprah Winfrey says old people should just die. She told the BBC: “There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.” My wife and I took newborn babies into our home from Catholic Charities prior to them being adopted after the nursery for babies of unwed mothers was closed. We had six newborn babies of mixed ethnicities pass through our caring home while raising our own. We treated each baby as our own through the feeding and diaper changing when diapers were not disposable. A 4-month old boy named Joey came into our home from Catholic Charities after having been given up by the prior foster parents. He was African-American and instantly became our child in a Caucasian family. Joey was not shunned in our family life, but treated no differently than other members. We lived in Park Ridge and attended Mary, Seat of Wisdom Catholic Church every Sunday. Everywhere we went as a family, Joey was with us. His care included visits to the doctor and corrective shoes attached to a bar worn daily so that he could walk normal later. He stayed with us through his first Christmas and first birthday before leaving our home with lots of gifts given by family. What Oprah believes offends older people like me. Saying that in England offends Americans. America is more divided today than

How to sound off Robert Meale Woodstock

Greed at the top To the Editor: Finally, legislators did something about the debt in Illinois. Too bad the judges weren’t included. I guess some of them would have to go on food stamps and HUD housing instead of buying a brand-new Lexus or better a Ford or Chevy. As a retired teacher, I am glad some adjustments were made. I won’t need food stamps or HUD housing, and we will continue to buy used cars. Better than what happened in Detroit; the city declared bankruptcy. What I would like to see next is a raise in the minimum wage for people working at Walmart, McDonald’s and other places that pay slave wages. Because of this, we all have to pay for their food stamps, their housing and whatever. It is anticapitalistic for millions and billions of dollars to remain in a few hands, while others are not really making it even if they work more than a 40-hour week. If decent, deserved pay was given, we would have less government and fewer taxes, which is what we all want. The greed at the top of these organizations feel they are entitled to their millions. I don’t think so. If you frequent these places, don’t complain about your taxes or big government. At least to me, you are part of the problem. God bless the United States of America, those who really wish for a United States where true justice exists for everyone and not for just

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a few who can buy it. Richard Rill Crystal Lake

Pension ‘fix’ flaws To the Editor: The governor and General Assembly, for more than 30 years, have neglected to fund retirements as prescribed by the law. They violated the Constitution by changing retirements. They violate the Constitution by not providing the majority of revenue for education, which explains why our property-tax bills are outrageous. With a few notable exceptions, these nefarious lawbreakers have designed a “retirement fix” that places the state’s financial woes on state workers and retirees without addressing state corruption and waste. State workers followed the law, which required them to belong to the system, and they paid substantial amounts into the retirement system. The retirees did not cause this problem – governors and General Assemblies for the past 30 plus years did. Senate Bill 1 was voted on without researching all the legal implications and without any

for length and clarity at the sole discretion of the editor. Submit letters by: • E-mail: letters@nwherald.com • Mail: Northwest Herald “It’s Your Write” Box 250 Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250

independent auditing. Is it any wonder why Illinois ranks as the 47th worst governed state? Senate Bill 1 is designed to cover the corruption in our government, fix blame on people who adhered to the law, protect lawmakers who capriciously violated the law, and permit the politics of corruption and waste in Illinois to continue unabated. Ron Erdmann Spring Grove

Suspension a joke To the Editor: Woodstock Police Sgt. Charles “Chip” Amati is caught with his hand in the cookie jar, so to speak. He has sent inappropriate texts to a 12-year-old girl asking for “sexy pictures,” as well as misuse of a law enforcement database. This guy makes more than $94,000 per year. Because he is “special” he gets a 30-day suspension! Are you kidding me? If this was any Joe off the street, they would be in jail by now. I urge the people of Woodstock to look into this matter. Another look at our great system at work. Not! Cindy Thiele Crystal Lake

Turning Point works to empower abuse victims in safe atmosphere The truth is there is no reason any resident of McHenry County should suffer homelessness, but still many do. Turning Point serves the critical needs of women, children and men whose homes are defined by violence and danger. These individuals live with the constant risk that an abuser will erupt in anger and cause mental, emotional or physical harm. On Jan. 4, 2007, Turning Point opened the only secure emergency shelter for women and children in domestic violence crisis in McHenry County. In 2013, Turning Point is on track to shelter 125 women and children who are homeless because of serious, and potentially lethal, domestic violence crisis. Currently, 90 percent of reported

domestic crime is perpetrated by males victimizing their partners, and, in up to 60 percent of cases, their children. Turning Point is ready 24 hours a day, every day, to ensure our neighbors’ basic right to safety and to protect those in need. The agency’s mission is to confront violence against women and children in McHenry County. Turning Point provides comprehensive services that help adult and child victims, as well as perpetrators, learn how to stop the abuse in their lives. Domestic violence is one of the most heinous reasons for homelessness. The work of Turning Point provides community members with an alternative to living in violence. Our staff encourages empowered

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

FIGHTING HOMELESSNES Mary Anne Weltch futures free from violence, beginning with the outreach education for our youth. Community outreach programs teach healthy, nonviolent approaches to peer interaction and teen dating relationships. When domestic violence does occur, Turning Point advocates provide 24-hour crisis intervention and stabilization, emergency secure shelter, individual and group counseling for adult and child victims, mental health therapy for adult and child victims, and a program for perpetrators to learn healthy reactions

8THE FIRST AMENDMENT

to feelings of anger. Emergency secure shelter provides victims with safety from severe abuse, and helps empower them to live free of violence. The lives of families change dramatically in the short 60 days that victims may reside in shelter. We seldom know the full outcome of our work, but occasionally a former client will share the news of his or her successful achievement in personal and professional goals. We all know someone who has lived through domestic violence. Their success would not be possible without the collaborative support of other community providers working to establish safety in McHenry County. The Continuum of Care and the

Housing Commission provide two of many networking opportunities for social service providers to find safe and affordable housing, employment, education, transportation, and more for families exiting shelter. Turning Point advocates also depend on our local police officers, workers at the McHenry County Crisis Line, the other Continuum of Care homeless service providers, and court personnel working with our legal advocates. If you or someone you know is in domestic violence crisis, they can find help at Turning Point at 815-338-8081 or through the McHenry County Crisis Line after 7:30 p.m. or on weekends at 800-892-8900. • Mary Anne Weltch is development director at Turning Point.

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NOMINATE AN ‘EVERYDAY HERO’ Everyday Heroes are the people who make McHenry County a great place to live and work. Early next year, the Northwest Herald will honor McHenry County’s Everyday Heroes with its annual special section and video presentation. An Everyday Hero gives tirelessly and selflessly. An Everyday Hero makes a difference through actions rather than words. Everyday Heroes avoid the spotlight, but deserve our appreciation. We know they are all around us, doing what they can to make the lives they touch better. Through commitment to local citizens, charitable acts or duty above and beyond, our community’s difference-makers will be recognized in McHenry County’s Everyday Heroes editions, which will be published in print and online on Feb. 22. Do you know an Everyday Hero? To qualify, the nominee must either live or work in McHenry County. Nominees may be of any age. Nominate a hero online at NWHerald.com/hero/index. xml.

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Cary selects next police chief Finlon, a longtime village resident, scheduled to begin new job Jan. 6 By JOSEPH BUSTOS jbustos@shawmedia.com CARY – The village’s next police chief will be a current Cary resident. Former Lake Zurich Police Chief Patrick Finlon, 53, has accepted the top Cary position. Finlon has lived in Cary for 23 years, and he has coached in the Cary-Grove Youth Baseball and Softball organization, been a Cary-Grove High School booster and helped develop the village’s disaster plan. “I have a vested interest in the

community,” Finlon said. Finlon, who is scheduled to start Jan. 6, is set to earn $110,000 a year. He replaces former chief Steven Casstevens, who left in June to become Buffalo Grove’s police chief. Finlon retired from Patrick Finlon Lake Zurich in November, a decision he announced in September. He said he is keeping his health insurance through Lake Zurich.

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“The timing was good, but incidental,” Finlon said. Lake Zurich has about 20,000 people and a police department about the same size as Cary’s department, he said.

Finlon said he plans to address some issues brought up in a recent review of the police department by REM Management Services, but he also plans to sit back and look at the department before making adjustments to its structure. He said he also wants to solidify relationships with the school districts. The village board is scheduled to vote on his employment agreement Tuesday, said Village Administrator Chris Clark.

See CARY, page B2

Shoppers swarm Dominick’s

COTTAGE TO HOST TOYS FOR TOTS CRYSTAL LAKE – The Cottage will be hosting a Toys for Tots drive from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Residents can bring in unwrapped toys to the restaurant at 6 E. Crystal Lake Ave. in Crystal Lake and receive free food during halftime of the Chicago Bears game. All toys collected will be distributed by the McHenry County Detachment Marine Corps League as part of the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots national campaign. This will be the seventh year The Cottage has hosted the fundraiser, which is co-sponsored by the Crystal Lake Lions Club. Last year, roughly $6,000 worth of toys and bicycles were collected at the event and distributed to children in need. – Northwest Herald

8LOCAL BEST BET

GROUP OFFERS PRAYER SERVICE WOODSTOCK – Jail Brakers, a support group for families with incarcerated loved ones, will have a special holiday season prayer service from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 503 W. Jackson St. The service will include talk, music and poetry. Families are invited to bring a childhood photo of their loved one to be placed on the altar for the candle-lighting service. For reservations, email jailbrakers@gmail.com.

8LOCAL DEATHS Helen J. Budzinski 95, Walworth, Wis. Barbara A. Keeling 71, Fox River Grove Robert E. Kies Jr. 75, Woodstock

Photos by Kyle Grillot – kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Emily McDillon of Wonder Lake planned her day off around the possibility of savings at the Dominick’s on Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake. McDillon filled up a shopping cart, saving more than $200 on heavily discounted groceries. Crowds contributed to the lack of carts, long lines and even petty theft. According to a Crystal Lake police officer, a customer had her wallet stolen after leaving it unattended inside the crowded store. BELOW: After waiting 15 minutes to obtain a cart, Mark Kingston of Crystal Lake enters the Dominick’s on Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake. The store is set to close Dec. 28.

50 percent off closing sale attracts customers to Crystal Lake grocery store By JIM DALLKE jdallke@shawmedia.com CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Dominick’s offered a 50 percent sale on most of its items Friday, a day shoppers described as the store’s busiest in recent memory. Checkout lines stretched into the aisles, shoppers hunted for unused carts, and customers eager to buy the discounted merchandise piled groceries into baskets. All groceries, general merchandise, health and beauty products, dairy and frozen items went on sale Friday. “This is the busiest I’ve seen it,” said Ramon Cuevas, a Cary resident and frequent Dominick’s shopper.

Rekstad B. Olson 49, Wonder Lake John James Sciacca 90, Harvard Renate C. Seemiller 73, Wonder Lake OBITUARIES on page B4

Ramon Cuevas Cary resident He decided to fill his cart a little higher when he saw the discounts, but he understands what the drastic sale means for the business. “I feel sorry for the people losing their jobs,” he said. “This was a good store. It will be missed.”

See SHOPPERS, page B2

FRG administrator leaves for Lake Villa By JOSEPH BUSTOS jbustos@shawmedia.com

Francesco Mercuri 65, Woodstock

“I feel sorry for the people losing their jobs. This was a good store. It will be missed.”

FOX RIVER GROVE – The village is on the search for a new administrator – again. Village Administrator Karl Warwick confirmed he will be leaving to take the helm in Lake Villa. Warwick, who has a salary of $112,000 in Fox River Grove, will be paid the same amount in Lake Villa to be the town’s first village administrator. According to the U.S. Census bureau, Lake Villa has about 8,800 residents.

Warwick is scheduled to leave the Fox River Grove job in mid-January. He was hired in Fox River Grove in September of 2012 to replace longtime administrator Art Osten. Warwick, who lives in Gurnee with his wife, Tracy, and three children, said the move was a family decision. He added he was having trouble selling his house. “It’s an opportunity to work in proximity to where I live,” Warwick said. “Lake Villa is a great community [with] nice people.”

See FRG, page B2

District 46 board approves 1.08 percent levy increase By EMILY K. COLEMAN ecoleman@shawmedia.com PRAIRIE GROVE – The School District 46 Board has unanimously approved a levy totaling $10.7 million, an increase of 1.08 percent over last year. The move makes District 46 one of the few school districts in the area not to request a balloon levy designed to capture all the increase allowed under the state tax cap. The tax cap ties increases in the amount local governments can collect in property taxes to the rate of inflation plus new growth. District 46 isn’t expecting any

new development in its boundaries, Superintendent Lynette Zimmer said. Its overall equalized assessed value – the property value property taxes are based off – is set to decrease again. That means the increase will be spread over current taxed property. The approved increase represents the final year in the Taxpayer Partnership Plan resolution passed in 2011. Under the resolution, the board agreed to reduce the tax rate by 35 cents per $100 of equalized assessed property value.

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Interacting with trains at McHenry Savings Bank Crystal Lake Dominick’s to close its doors Dec. 28 • SHOPPERS Continued from page B1 The Crystal Lake Dominick’s will close its doors Dec. 28. Safeway, Dominick’s parent company, announced in October that it was leaving the Chicago market to focus on more profitable business. Amanda Gargantiel came all the way from Marengo to the Crystal Lake Dominick’s when she read on an extreme coupling website that the location would have large discounts Friday. With her coupons, Gargantiel was able to fill her cart and spend almost nothing. “It will be close to free,” she said. “I normally use coupons, but I was able to get a few extra things today because of the sale.” Cary resident Jack Sharratt got roughly $100 worth of groceries for $50 Friday, but not before he

Photos by KYLE GRILLOT – kgrillot@shawmedia.com

• FRG Continued from page B1

RIGHT: Tom Fowles of Johnsburg helps to assemble the display. “The kids are going to love this,” Fowles said as he watched a train make its loop. The display will open Saturday and remain open until the end of the year. The interactive display allows visitors to operate the trains while they visit.

Three candidates were interviewed for Cary position Patrick Finlon file

Continued from page B1 Finlon has served as a dispatcher and school liaison officer, worked as an instructor, completed the Northwestern University Traffic Institute and attended the FBI National Academy, among other things. “He has a very diverse background from the standpoint of police services,” Clark said. “He brings with him a lot of depth and a lot good opportunities for new ideas for Cary’s [police department].” The search for the police chief was conducted by REM Management Services for $11,000. There were 66 applicants. Of those, 22 people did a written exercise. The pool was then nar-

Jack Sharratt Cary resident scoured the Dominick’s for an unused shopping cart. “I had to hunt one down,” Sharratt said. “I was able to get things I don’t normally buy. More premium stuff. … It’s a good thing since we’re heading into Christmas.” The crowd, while large, was mostly orderly early Friday afternoon, but the Crystal Lake police were called after a woman’s wallet was stolen. Dominick’s management declined to comment for this story.

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ABOVE: Members of the Midwest Division Train Collectors Association Dick Lambke (from left), Gerald Eisenmenger, Jane Grow and Fred Grow, work Friday to assemble the display for the 40th annual Model Train Show inside McHenry Savings Bank on Friday in McHenry. “It makes my Christmas,” Lambke said. “It reminds me of my father,” he said as he recalled a time when he set up a train for his father to operate.

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“I had to hunt [a cart] down. I was able to get things I don’t normally buy. More premium stuff … It’s a good thing since we’re heading into Christmas.”

Who is he: Finlon is set to start working for Cary as its police chief on Jan. 6. Age: 53 Town: Cary Family: He and his wife, Cindy, have two children: Katie, 21, a senior at Northern Illinois University, and Sean, 18, a freshman at the University of Illinois. Experience: Retired Lake Zurich police chief, part-time instructor for the University of Phoenix at the Chicago Campus, police and fire dispatcher for Hoffman Estates, telecommunications specialist in the U.S. Army. Education: Finlon has a master of science degree in criminal science/ social justice from Lewis University, a bachelor of arts in political science from Northeastern Illinois University, and an associate in applied science in criminal justice from William Rainey Harper College. rowed to eight people, who went through an “assessment center” which included a mock press conference and questions on how they would handle different scenarios, Clark said. Only the eight names were brought to the village board,

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His commute will be reduced from 45 minutes to 10 minutes. “Fox River Grove is definitely an excellent community,” Warwick said. “The board members were great to me. ... It was a tough decision.” Before coming to Fox River Grove, Warwick was the assistant village administrator in Lindenhurst. He also previously worked in Grayslake for five years as senior assistant to the village manager and director of economic development. Village President Bob Nunamaker said village board members have started the process of interviewing candidates, who are prospects he identified by speaking with mayors around McHenry County.

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Fox River Grove village president So far the board has interviewed three candidates, Nunamaker said. He said the decision should be made before the end of the year. Downtown economic redevelopment will be the next administrator’s main focus, Nunamaker said. A salary range has not yet been set. “We’re opening up the range to get the person who can make downtown redevelopment become a reality,” Nunamaker said.

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OBITUARIES HELEN J. BUDZINSKI

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Pfeiffer in 1947 in South Beloit. They were happily married for 67 years. John grew up in South Beloit, Illinois and graduated from South Send information to obits@ Beloit High in 1942. After high nwherald.com or call 815-526-4438. school he joined the Navy and Notices are accepted until 3pm for served during World War II. the next day’s paper. He attended Northern Illinois Teachers College in DeKalb and Obituaries also appear online at received a master's degree in nwherald.com/obits where you may physical education from UW sign the guestbook, send flowers or Madison. John was a physical education teacher in Lee Center and make a memorial donation. Wauconda Illinois. In 1954 he was hired by Harvard School District #50 and worked there until his Memorial Hospital. retirement in 1978. John was most He was born May 30, 1938. Bob was former Athletic Director of the noted for coaching basketball in the Quincy Notre Dame High School in 1950's and wrestling in the 1960's Quincy Illinois and of Marian Central and 1970's. He was very proud of Catholic High School in Woodstock. starting Harvard's first sixteen team Arrangements are pending at the wrestling tournament. John was Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney inducted into the Illinois Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was a proud owner Funeral, 1211 N. Seminary Avenue, of a campground in northern Woodstock IL., 60098. For information, visit the web site Wisconsin which he developed and at www.slmcfh.com operated. He and his wife Patricia have owned the campground since 1960. FRANCESCO MERCURI Survivors include his wife Patricia Born: July 14, 1948; Italy of Harvard; son Jim (Karen) Sciacca Died: December 12, 2013; McHenry of St. Croix Falls, WI and daughter Mari (Larry ) Fisher of Michigan Francesco “Frank” City, IN; eight grandchildren; seven Mercuri, 65 of great-grandchildren; sisters Bea Woodstock passed (Dan) Wenz, Anne (Adolf) Neruda, away Thursday at and Tony (Jerry) Hanson. Northern IL. Medical John was preceded in death by his Center McHenry. parents; granddaughter Rhonda He was born in Fisher in 1988; brother Pete Sciacca Italy on July 14, in 2005; and daughter Nola Bailey in 1948 to Pericle and Elia (nee 2008. Santucci) Mercuri. In 1971 in The visitation will be from 3 pm to Melrose Park, IL he married Marie 5 pm Monday, Dec. 16 at Saunders (nee Kloth). Frank was owner and McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. operator of Mercuri Sewer and Sumner St., Harvard. The funeral Water 1972-1990, Huntley and service will follow at 5 pm Monday Jupiter Construction, Inc. 1990at the funeral home with Rev. 2005 also in Huntley. He was a Barbara Peter officiating. Guests are member of Union Local 150 invited to attend a dinner following Countryside, IL and owner of Russel the memorial service at the Harvard Ct. Office Plaza Woodstock. Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife Marie. Memorials may be made to the Five children: Eileen (Lalo) Solis, Alzheimer's Association, 1111 S. Olympia (Robert) Dudley, Denise Alpine Rd., Suite 307 Rockford, IL (Alan) White, Roberta Mercuri, and 61108. Pericle Mercuri. Eight For information call the funeral grandchildren: Elise-Marie, Alan, home at 815-943-5400. Sign the Hunter, Eduardo, Livia, Francesco, online guest book at William and Morelia. His mother saundersmcfarlin.net Elia, and four sisters; Rosaria (Theodore) Ford, Domenica (Giovanni) Ronchetti, Emma Murcuri and Deidra (Donald) Torres. RENATE C. SEEMILLER Many nieces and nephews that he Born: December 27, 1939; Germany was a father figure. Died: December 13, 2013 Lying in repose 12 noon to 1:00 P.M. Monday Dec. 16, 2013 at St. Renate C. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Seemiller, 73, of Dundee Road, Huntley. Funeral Wonder Lake, IL Mass will be 1:00 PM. passed away Friday, Visitation will be from 3 to 9 pm December 13, 2013 Sunday Dec. 15 at Willow Funeral in Anam Care. Born Home 1415 W. Algonquin Road, December 27, 1939, Algonquin, IL 60102 and from Noon in Germany; the daughter of Monday until the Mass at the Bernhard and Gertrud (Schwandt) church. Interment will follow. Hoyer. Married Joseph J. Seemiller For more information, call January 22, 1958 in Germany. They 847-458-1700 or see moved to the United States in 1959. www.willowfh.com She worked two years for Lloyds of London in Germany. Member of St. REKSTAD B. OLSON John's Lutheran Church in Woodstock. Renate enjoyed Rekstad “Rex” B. Olson, age 49, gardening, feeding the birds, and of Wonder Lake, passed away was a great artist. She was an avid December 12, 2013, at Journeycare walker and bicyclist. Hospice in Barrington. She is survived by her husband, Arrangements are pending at Joseph; sons, Joseph D. Seemiller of Colonial Funeral Home and Ellensburg, WA, Daniel Seemiller of Crematory in McHenry. Oregon, and Mark Seemiller of 815-385-0063 Marengo; grandchildren, Matthew Seemiller of Marengo, Joseph A. JOHN JAMES SCIACCA Seemiller of Whitefish, MT, David Born: January 4, 1923; Beloit, WI and Ryan Seemiller of Oregon, and Died: December 11, 2013; Miles and Heidi Seemiller of Michigan City, IN Ellensburg, WA; brothers, Gerhard and Neidherd Hoyer of Germany. Predeceased by her parents; and John James one brother. Sciacca, 90, of No services will be held. Olson Harvard passed Funeral & Cremation Services, away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Sycamore Quiram Chapel, 1245 Somonauk Street, Sycamore, IL St Anthony's Hospital in Michigan assisted the family with City, Indiana. He was born on arrangements. January 4, 1923 in Beloit Wisc. to To send a condolence or share a Benjamin and Maretta (Scavoni) memory, visit olsonfh.com Sciacca. He married Patricia Ann

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Born: December 1, 1918; Boston, MA Died: December 10, 2013; Elkhorn, WI Helen J. Budzinski, age 95 of Walworth, WI passed away Tuesday December 10, 2013 at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn, WI. She was born December 1, 1918, in Boston MA the daughter of Stanley & Nellie (Warchol) Tomasik. She married Chester Budzinski August 27, 1938 in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in 1971. She was a supervisor at Nabisco Corp. for 26 years retiring in April of 1980. She was a member of the St. Bernadette Altar and Rosary Society and a devoted volunteer at St. Mary's Parish in Woodstock, IL. She is survived by two daughters Joyce (Michael) Dreher of Walworth & Diane (Art) DeMartini of Woodruff, WI; grandchildren Jennifer (Bill) McWilliams, Michael (Nancy) Dreher, Daniel (Elizabeth) Dreher, Marla (Ray) Currie, Christine (Michael) Schoneman & Emily (Chris) Behrens and fifteen great grandchildren. She was preceded by a brother William Tomasik, sister-in-law Frances, a sister Blanche Jurgonski and brother-inlaw Joseph. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday December 18, 2013 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Fontana, WI with visitation with the family from 9:30 AM until time of Funeral Mass. Helen was proud of her Polish heritage and was affectionately know as "Busha" by her family and caregivers. She had a strong faith and was devoted to her family. She will always be remembered for her love which never failed to give help, support and compassion to those in need. Memorials to Masses or St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Benedict Church. TOYNTON WALWORTH FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.

BARBARA A. KEELING Born: April 27, 1942; Chicago Died: December 11, 2013; Fox River Grove Barbara A. Keeling, age 71 of Fox River Grove passed away December 11, 2013 at her home. She was born April 27, 1942 in Chicago. The daughter of Richard and Marie Stevens. She is survived by two daughters: Tammy Felish and Tina (Kenneth) Anderson. Six grandchildren: Matthew (Dina) Penkava, Rachel (Jeremy) Lamb, Nadia (Adam) Gasiorek, Shelby Anderson, Nina Anderson and Kenny Anderson. Three gr. Grandchildren: Genesis Penkava, Maverick Penkava and Charles Gasiorek. A brother Richard (Goldie) Stevens. Besides her parents Barbara is preceded in death by her husband William H. Keeling, Jr. and a sister Dolores Ogg. Barbara was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Barrington. There will be a Memorial Service Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 950 W. Northwest Hwy., Barrington at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to the Alzheimer's Ass. or JourneyCare Hospice. For information: 847-639-3817 or kahlemoore.com.

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Following is a list of places to give blood. Donors should be 17 or older or 16 with a parent’s consent, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. • 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday – St. Margaret Mary Parish, 111 S. Hubbard St., Algonquin. Sponsored by St. Margaret Mary Knights of Columbus. Free Keep Christ in Christmas car magnet. Former Chicago Bear signed football raffle. Door prizes. Walk-ins welcome. Information: 847-639-4080. • 8 a.m. to noon Sunday – St. Mary’s Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock. Appointments and information: Dave Grote, 815-861-2014 or www.heartlandbc.org. • 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday – Marshall Wolf Automation, 923 S. Main St., Algonquin. Walk-ins

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books and CDs for $3 or opt for a paper bag for $5. The sale will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Green Spot – located in the Woodstock Square Mall, 110 S. Johnson St., Suite 104. The Defenders work to address issues facing natural areas, water resources and

welcome. Appointments and information: Brenden, 847-6588130. • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday – Del Webb Sun City, 12980 Meadow View Court, Huntley. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments and information: 847-5152078. • 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday – Centegra Hospital – McHenry, 4201 Medical Center Drive, McHenry. Appointments and information: Terri, 815-7594334 or www.heartlandbc.org. Blood service organizations • American Red Cross of Greater Chicago – 800-4483543 for general blood services; 312-729-6100 general questions. • Heartland Blood Centers – 800-786-4483; 630-264-7834 or www.heartlandbc.org. Loca-

tions: 6296 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, 815-356-0608; 1140 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin, 847-741-8282; 649 W. State St., Geneva, 630-208-8105; 1200 N. Highland Ave., Aurora, 630-8927055. • LifeSource Blood Center – Crystal Lake Community Donor Center, 5577 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, 815-356-5173. Hours: noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: 877-543-3768 or www.lifesource.org. • Rock River Valley Blood Center – 419 N. Sixth St., Rockford, 877-778-2299; 815-9658751 or www.rrvbc.org. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays; 7 to 11 a.m. second Saturdays.

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. Albert Bernhardt: The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Lawrence Funeral Home. Interment will be in St. Luke Cemetery. Helen J. Budzinski: The visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Fontana, Wis. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. the same day. For information, call the funeral home at 262275-2171. James J. Ennis: A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Burial will be in St. Mark’s Cemetery, Bristol, Pa. For information, call the funeral home at 847-5158772. 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. 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 funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary. Burial will be in McHenry County Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 847-639-3817. Barbara A. Keeling: A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 950 W. North-

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west Highway, Barrington. For information, call the funeral home at 847-639-3817. Loretta Keup: The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service at Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will be in Richmond Township Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Susan K. Kimble: The visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, 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. Francesco Mercuri: The visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin, and Monday, Dec. 16, from noon until the Mass celebration at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Interment will follow. For information, call the funeral home at 847-458-1700. 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. Diane Munson: A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Mausoleum of McHenry County Memorial Park, Route 14, Woodstock. Robbie J. Nicholas: The visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private. For information, call the funeral home at 815385-2400. Stephen Noworolnik: The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1555 N. Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights. The visitation

will be at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Niles. Michael Q. O’Brien: Family and friends will gather for an open house from 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, until the celebration of life ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at the McHenry Country Club, 820 N. John St., McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 224-770-2484. 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 815459-1760. John J. Sciacca: The visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard. The funeral will follow at 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Guests are invited to attend a dinner after the memorial service at the Harvard Moose Lodge. For information, call the funeral home at 815-943-5400. 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 in River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. For information, call 815-459-3411. 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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Brrr.... I think that greeting has replaced “hello” and “how are you” these past few days. This DECEMBER 14 stretch of cold even prompted Daughter, the HISTORICAL HOLIDAYS OPEN HOUSE least weather observant of the group, to ask if POWERS-WALKER HOUSE this was normal for December. When temGLACIAL PARK, RINGWOOD peratures dip below about twenty-five degrees, my vanity goes out the window and I bundle Experience holiday preparations from days of old. up like a seven year old. Yes, I am in brightly Watch volunteers in historical attire prepare for striped mittens (with a pair of gloves inside winter and the coming holidays as families did them), a puffy coat so long that I need to pull in the mid-19th century. Stop by the Lost Valley the zipper three times to get it all the way up Visitor Center to make a gift or an ornament using to the collar and a scarf wrapped three times traditional materials and listen to seasonal songs. around my neck and ears. For running errands Horse-drawn wagon rides available. From noon and getting to and from work, I add brightly striped rain boots to the look. I mention this to 4 p.m. because last Friday the Golfer in My Life and I headed to Chicago for a little holiday cheer in mccdistrict.org the city. And I was bundled from head to toe.

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DECEMBER 15 The Golfer and I have enjoyed this tradition for THE BLUE SKIES QUARTET quite a few years now and I think we have it LAKESIDE LEGACY ARTS PARK, CRYSTAL LAKE down to a science. I plan just enough that we don’t get there and say “what do you want to The Blue Skies Quartet is a favorite of jazz fans do?’ but not so planned to include an agenda but their repertoire is not limited to jazz music. with times. I did learn this year that a steady This versatile group features vocals by keyboard- dose of pastries throughout the day keeps the Golfer’s mood festive, through freezing temist Reid Spears and reed/flute man Phil Ciancio, peratures and big crowds. For a quick breakfast trumpet by Roger Reupert and band leader Sam for the drive, we stopped at Panera for a cheese Geati on the drum set. Tickets are $20 at the door. danish for him and blueberry scone for me. Show starts at 4 p.m. Our first stop was Mario Batali’s new Eataly; google it for all the details. I normally try to lakesidelegacy.org not follow celebrity chefs but 63,00 square feet of food is something to see. The place was Please note; we try to be as accurate as possible with our events but things are subject packed and the Golfer lost interest immediately. to change without notice. Check the listing and confirm before heading to an event. A fresh cream-filled croissant and hot choco-

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late cured that and I was able to browse the entire place. After that we headed over to see the ice skating at the Bean, stroll down Michigan Avenue and to pick up Sprinkles cupcakes for the kids. No matter how old they are, I still like to bring home a treat for them. The Golfer refrained here but we got Egg Nog, Peppermint Vanilla, Coconut and Triple Cinnamon for Son and Daughter. With all the walking, the cold and wind were starting to get to us. Traditionally, we go to the Art Institute or a museum for the “inside portion” of the day. This year I thought we could switch it up with a movie. “That means no movie on Tuesday, right.” “Yes, honey, this will be our movie of the week.” So I tracked down “Nebraska,” the new Bruce Dern and Will Forte comedy, filmed in black and white. It’s a rambling road trip of a movie with cast of characters that make you appreciate your own family. For a rating, I always know it’s a good movie if the Golfer and I are quoting lines from it the next day; we both pulled out a few funny ones on Saturday. The day wrapped up with a late lunch at Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder and then a walk through Lincoln Park Zoo for Zoo Lights. The pizza pot pie was the perfect way to warm up along with the hot toddy of apple cider, whiskey, red wine and cinnamon. Driving home, I thanked the Golfer for a fun day of exactly what I needed. Enjoy this weekend of hustle, bustle and holiday fun. Autumn

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LOCAL SHOWTIMES 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-framesper-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

“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 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images TIME: 2 hours, 41 minutes VERDICT: Sleeping 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” 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

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Girl’s doubts about religion put her at odds with parents Dear Abby: I’m 16 and come from a devout Roman Catholic family. My parents have taken my brother and me to church every Sunday without fail my entire life. We pray before meals, before school, at bedtime and at other times every day. My room is filled with religious objects. As far as I know, everyone else in my extended family is equally fervent. My problem is, I have never felt very religious. Since I was 10, I have challenged the teachings of the church and, as I mature into adulthood, I’m beginning to identify as agnostic. When I told my parents, at first they were angry

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips and disappointed. Then they told me I was “just going through a phase.” I know this is more than a phase. It’s a personal belief of mine they have been trying to bury my entire life. I can’t continue letting them ignore the real me. The stress of constantly having to lie to my parents about my faith is tearing me apart to the point it interferes with my schoolwork and social life. How can I convince them

this isn’t a phase, and I’m not the Catholic girl they want me to be? If they continue to refuse to acknowledge my religious beliefs, who can I turn to for support? – Agnos-

tic In Stockton, Calif. Dear Agnostic: Your parents should not have minimized your feelings by saying they are only a phase because it was dismissive. That said, you must not allow their devout faith – and your lack of it – to become a contest of wills or a basis for argument. This is an important time in your life with your parents as you enter adulthood. Thank them for the great

foundation they have given you. Tell them you hope they will continue to love you as you explore what your beliefs are on this spiritual journey – because it IS a journey. The opposite of faith is not doubt; it is certainty. Dear Abby: My friend “Molly” and I have been good friends for two years. But this year at school she has gotten new friends, and our relationship is slowly fading away. I’m not sure what to do. Should I wait and see what happens later on down the road or talk to her about it? Please help me. – Left Out

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Dear Abby: I’m getting married next year. I am very excited to be marrying my fiancé, a kind and caring man. But I am not at all excited to go dress shopping. What should I do? – No-Frills Girl In Dayton, Ohio Dear No-Frills Girl: No law says you must go dress shopping for your wedding if you don’t want to. Tailor your wedding to your own tastes, and make it simple and casual. It’s your day, so do what feels right for you.

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Divorce final for Jack White

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A Nashville judge has finalized the divorce between Jack White and British model and singer Karen Elson. Court records show the final divorce agreement was signed by a judge Nov. 26. The agreement names Elson as the primary residential parent for the couple’s two children, and White will get about 150 days with them. White also retained rights to all his musical businesses, including The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Dead Weather and his record label, Third Man Records. Elson married White in 2005 in Nashville, but she filed for divorce last year.

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SNL to add diversity to cast

Beyoncé releases surprise album Beyoncé has released her new album in an unconventional way: She announced and dropped it on the same day. The singer released “Beyoncé” exclusively on iTunes early Friday. She mirrors how Jay Z released “Magna Carta Holy Grail” earlier this year – through a deal with Samsung where he gave the album to 1 million users of Galaxy mobile phones days before its official release. Beyoncé’s fifth effort features 14 songs and 17 videos. Jay Z, Drake and Frank Ocean make guest appearances on the album, while the closing track, “Blue,” features her daughter, Blue Ivy. Justin Timberlake co-wrote the songs “Rocket” and “Partition,” and Pharrell, Timbaland, Ryan Tedder, Miguel and Sia also cowrote tracks. The album caused a stir on social media websites, with fans posting about the release early Friday morning. Twitter said early data shows mentions of Beyoncé spiked by 500,000-plus tweets after she announced the album. Diddy, Alicia Keys and Demi Lovato were among the celebrities tweeting about the topic. Billboard said Friday that “Beyonce” will likely debut on top of its charts next week. “Our early numbers are showing that this is likely heading toward a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart with only three days of the tracking week,” said Bill Werde, the editor of Billboard.

“Saturday Night Live” plans to add one or two black female performers to its cast as soon as January. A representative for the NBC sketch-comedy show on Thursday confirmed reports it’s answering complaints about its lack of diversity by staging showcases to choose at least one black female cast member and to hire her within weeks. In recent weeks, the show has seen two dozen candidates in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. The New York Times reported a special audition for seven or eight finalists will be Monday on the “SNL” stage in Manhattan. It’s “100 percent good for the show to have an African-American woman” in its ranks, executive producer Lorne Michaels told the Times. Criticism for the show’s lack of diversity was spurred this fall by its only black cast members, Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson. Thompson voiced weariness at being obliged to play black female characters in drag. Pharoah lobbied for the addition of a specific comic, Darmirra Brunson, of the OWN sitcom “Love Thy Neighbor.” “SNL” has had just four black women in its regular troupe since premiering in 1975, with the last one, biracial Maya Rudolph, leaving in 2007.

Reward offered in TV director case Los Angeles officials are offering a $75,000 reward in the fatal home-invasion shooting of a director on the reality TV show “America’s Next Top Model.” Councilman Jose Huizar introduced the motion Friday in an effort to spur leads in the Nov. 27 killing of 42-year-old James Marcus Howe. Police say a man posing as a solicitor knocked on Howe’s door in the Eagle Rock neighborhood at 10:55 a.m. and tried to force his way inside. A fight ensued, and another man pulled out a handgun,

opening fire. Howe’s wife was injured, but their 6-year-old son was unharmed. Police are looking for two men in their late teens or early 20s and a woman. They were driving a Ford Mustang.

Cheap Trick lawsuit thrown out A Delaware judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by three members of the rock group Cheap Trick against the band’s ex-drummer, saying a dispute among the musicians should be decided in federal court in Illinois, where they formed. Guitarist Rick Nielsen, vocalist Robin Zander and bassist Tom Petersson sought a court declaration validating steps they took earlier this year to remove drummer Brad Carlson, also known as Bun E. Carlos, as a board member of three band businesses incorporated in Delaware. The three other band members contend that Carlos, who stopped touring with the group three years ago, lost his voting rights as a shareholder because he had left the band. The longtime group, known for its use of vintage guitars on tour, gained acclaim over the decades with hits such as “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me” and “Dream Police.” The band, minus Carlson, is still touring and is slated to headline a Mardi Gras event in New Orleans in March. By agreement with other band members, Carlson stopped touring with the group in 2010. But he disputes their claims that he is no longer a member of Cheap Trick and is not entitled to participate in its business affairs. Carlson’s attorneys argue he was improperly ousted, citing a previous agreement that says any decision involving the band requires the unanimous consent of all four members. The drummer’s lawyers also said the Delaware suit should be dismissed in favor of an earlier lawsuit filed in federal court in Illinois, in which Carlos and former band manager David Frey claim their purported ousters were invalid. The two claim they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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PRAIRIE RIDGE 72, CL CENTRAL 53

Wolves take it away PR thrives on steals to beat Tigers in crossover

Kyle Grillot – kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Cary-Grove’s Katie Barker shoots a free throw Monday in Huntley. Barker is averaging 22.1 points a game.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

By JOE STEVENSON

C-G junior Barker at full speed

joestevenson@shawmedia.com CRYSTAL LAKE – Many of the first-quarter possessions looked similar – a Crystal Lake Central player being gobbled up by Prairie Ridge’s half-court zone pressure and a Wolves’ layup spit out at the other basket. The score was tied halfway through the quarter, but Prairie Ridge led by 15 at the end of it. “Like coach [Corky Card] said in practice, we’re getting the flow of things more and playing together better as a unit,” Wolves forward Jack Berg said. “We’re getting the rotation of guys dropping and coming around. We’re where we need to be when the ball is trapped and our offense tonight was our defense.” Prairie Ridge ignited its transition game through steals and scored 12 of its 14 first-half field goals on inside baskets. That led the Wolves to a 72-53 victory Friday night in their Fox Valley Conference crossover boys basketball game at Central’s Fieldhouse. “I’d say this was our best game keeping pressure on the ball,” said Prairie Ridge forward Steven Ticknor, who scored 12 points and had a team-high eight rebounds. “But we still have a lot we can improve on. There was good intensity in the first half.” Prairie Ridge (5-2) never trailed in winning its third consecutive game, although Central (0-8) tied the score at 7-7 with 4:10 remaining in the first quarter. The Wolves pushed the margin to 25-10 in the next four minutes.

By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO mmontemurro@shawmedia.com

See WOLVES, page C2

Marian Central mourns Former Marian Central athletic director Bob Kies dies. He was 75. PAGE C2

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Prairie Ridge’s Steven Ticknor goes up for a shot as Crystal Lake Central’s Kenny Vesely (left) and Jack Ortner guard him during the first half Friday at Central. Prairie Ridge won, 72-53.

Pick a spot on the basketball court, and Cary-Grove junior Katie Barker can find a way to burn the defense. The versatile guard-forward has quickly become one of the area’s toughest players to defend, and her emergence as a dynamic scorer is forcing the Fox Valley Conference to take notice. The 5-foot-10 Barker can post up her defender near the baseline or stretch the defense as a 3-point threat, shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free-throw line this season. It hasn’t been an easy journey since Barker debuted on C-G’s varsity team as a freshman two years ago. A thumb injury cut her freshman season short, but Barker came back the next year excited to be part of a Trojans team that ultimately won its fourth consecutive FVC Valley title. However, Barker missed the first half of the 2012 season after surgery to repair the meniscus in her right knee, which she tore on the first day of practice. “Working my way back, it was definitely a struggle, because I wasn’t very patient,” Barker said. “I wanted to get back.” In her attempt to get on the basketball court sooner, Barker’s recovery was delayed because of tendinitis that developed from overworking her knee. “I just wasn’t myself at the end of last season,” Barker said. “I didn’t feel like myself because it was definitely hard to come back from that. But I learned a lot from sitting out and watching the team. It was a really good learning experience for me.”

See BARKER, page C2

NIU FOOTBALL

A lot to take in for Lynch, parents in NYC By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com NEW YORK – Jordan Lynch was just soaking everything in. Northern Illinois’ Heisman Trophy finalist was in New York City for the first time Friday. He got to see Times Square, meet four of the candidates – Johnny Manziel, Tre Mason, Jameis Winston and Andre Williams (AJ McCarron is in Baltimore attending the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award presentation), and had lunch with them before speaking to the media Friday afternoon. Lynch’s parents – Jim and Sheila, who met him at LaGuardia Airport early Friday morning – were taking everything in as well. It was also their first trip to the Big Apple.

On TV Saturday Heisman Trophy Presentation, at New York, 7 p.m., ESPN “They’re loving every second of it,” Lynch said before a group of reporters. “Their phones are actually dead right now from taking too many photos.” After NIU’s 7 p.m. practice Thursday, Lynch went home to do laundry. He didn’t get much sleep because he had to get up around 3 a.m. for a 6 a.m. flight to New York. With the situation he was in, the lack of rest didn’t really matter. “This is keeping me awake,” Lynch said. “It’s kind of surreal. I’m happy to be here, and it’s an honor

and a privilege.” Friday night, Lynch was scheduled to take a tour of the city with his family, and he hopes to meet some of the previous Heisman winners Saturday. In a way, he’s sort of the odd man at the event. Present are players from Florida State and Auburn, the two schools playing for the national title, and McCarron representing Alabama, winner of three of the past four crystal footballs. Even Boston College, which boasts running back Andre Williams as a finalist, has had a previous Heisman winner in Doug Flutie. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the award last year. Lynch is attempting to become the first player from a non-BCS conference to win the Heisman since Ty

Detmer did so in 1990, though he’s a long shot. Winston is a heavy favorite to win the award. Lynch said his Huskie teammates were planning on getting together to watch the ceremony, and coach Rod Carey is scheduled to be with Lynch in New York on Saturday. Friday, Lynch enjoyed the experience but really couldn’t put it in perspective. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet. I really won’t look back on it until this season’s over with,” he said. “Twenty years down the road, I think it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, AP photo especially from the path I took and the journey, being at Northern Il- Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch poses Friday with linois, Mid-American Conference. the Heisman Trophy in New York. More Heisman coverage, page C4 It’s a dream come true.”

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Jay looks more than ready to get back on the field #biggerandbetter – @Ky1eLong (Bears lineman)

NHL: Blackhawks at Toronto, 6 p.m., WGN The Hawks, who have scored at least six goals in three straight games, visit the Maple Leafs.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman told USA Today, “I’ll throw him bouquets all he wants, but I couldn’t throw him $235 million” about former Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who recently signed with the Seattle Mariners.

Nick Saban reportedly was given a contract extension in the neighborhood of $7 million a year. Here are some other things you could get for $7M: 1. James Loney for 1 season 2. Two Huntley football stadium remodels 3. 20 seasons of NIU coach Rod Carey

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MARIAN CENTRAL MOURNS FORMER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR BOB KIES

Kies remembered as ‘just a good guy’ By JOE STEVENSON joestevenson@shawmedia.com The picture is etched in Erin Widmayer’s memory, even though it was from several years ago at Park Hills Golf Course in Freeport. Widmayer, then Marian Central’s assistant golf coach, recalls head coach Bob Kies walking out of the clubhouse, orange juice and doughnut holes in hand, and not seeing the lip in the concrete underneath him. Kies went sprawling, wound up with a black eye, cuts on his nose and forehead and blood all over his white Marian polo shirt. But there was no way he was going to any hospital. There was a golf tournament to play. Plus, Kies had other reasons. “He said, ‘Don’t let them take me to the hospital, there’s too much wrong with me, I’ll never get out,’ ” Widmayer said. Kies wore a tough-guy exterior, although those who knew him well claim he was a softy. The former Marian athletic director and coach died at 75 Thursday night in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Directors in

Woodstock. Kies, a Marian assistant golf coach, was suffering from pneumonia the last half of the golf season. Again, he didn’t want anything to do with a hospital, at least until after the season. At that point, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Marian AD Drew Potthoff said Kies fell into a coma earlier this week and Bob Kies was taken to Rockford. “He was just a good guy,” said Potthoff, a long-time friend of Kies. Kies first became known in the McHenry County area as Johnsburg’s first boys basketball head coach. The Skyhawks went 23-6 in their first season, 1979, and won a Class A regional title. Kies was 54-29 in three seasons as coach. “I remember the day I interviewed him,” former Johnsburg AD Jim Meyers said. “We spent a lot of time together on scouting trips, AD conventions, those type of things. He was quite a character. He was pretty mellow and very organized. Statistically, he was meticulous.” Kies developed a tradition with his

basketball teams where he became known as “Cowboy Bob.” Both at Johnsburg and later at Quincy Notre Dame, Kies would enter the court with a cowboy hat, run a few steps toward the student section while waving the hat, then pitch it into the stands. Kies once said he planned on ending it after tossing a hat at QND, but the fans loved it so much, they kept giving him hats, so he kept doing it. Kies came back to McHenry County as Marian’s AD and also coached girls golf. Widmayer, now the Hurricanes softball coach, had limited golf knowledge, but Marian needed an assistant. She learned plenty working with Kies. “I always joked that he was a good ol’ boy, not in a bad way, in a good way,” Widmayer said. “He just told you the way it was, whether you liked it or not. I got to experience him as a coach, not as one of his players. I can imagine him being tough, but he was really a big teddy bear.” Widmayer and current Marian girls golf coach Erin Carver verified Meyers’ description of Kies’ keeping painstaking statistics. Widmayer said Kies called his stats book The Bible and it had how many fairways, how many greens, how many putts and ev-

erything that players hit both in practices and matches. That way Kies had documented proof of how players improved through the year. “You could not believe how much he was into stats,” Carver said. “He didn’t use a calculator. He’d sit in front of the TV in the fall and watch Cubs’ games and work on stats. I don’t know what I’m going to do, I can’t find a stats program as thorough as he was.” Carver was sad that Kies, who also was dealing with diabetes, was retiring and it would be his last season with the players. Kies had planned on to move to a condominium he bought in Dubuque. Anne Kies, his wife, died two years ago after fighting breast cancer. The Kies had three daughters and two sons. One daughter, Kathie Sembach, lives with her family in Woodstock. She said her father had melanoma removed last January and medical personnel thought they got it all. When he was checked in October, however, his cancer had progressed. “He left quite a legacy,” Sembach said. “He touched a lot of lives. He gave a lot of life lessons, more than just teaching someone to play sports.”

GIRLS ROUNDUP

Marian Central rolls to Classic pool-play win NORTHWEST HERALD Sarah Benigni led Marian Central’s girls basketball team Friday in a 55-39 win over Round Lake in Pool D of the Northern Illinois Girls Basketball Holiday Classic. The junior made seven baskets and scored a gamehigh 14 points to lead the Hurricanes, while Ellen Koscielniak added eight and Hannah Davis scored seven in the win. In other Northern Illinois Holiday Classic games Friday ...

CL South 54, Woodstock North 36: At Richmond, Sara Mickow scored a game-high 15 points for the Gators, while teammate Chanel Fanter added 10 in the win. Sara Crain and Martha Everly each scored nine points to lead the Thunder. Lathan Goumas – lgoumas@shawmedia.com

Crystal Lake Central’s Derek Olson dribbles the ball as he is guarded by Prairie Ridge’s Matt Perhats during the second half Friday at Central. Prairie Ridge won, 72-53.

Bradshaw scores 20 to pace PR • WOLVES Continued from page C1 “What helps [in the trap] is when you have good length,” Card said. “We have several kids who are 6-3, 6-4, 6-5 and they’re starting to get a better feel for it. If you can get them into a trap, it’s difficult because we can have two 6-3 kids on top.” Four Prairie Ridge starters – Berg, Ticknor, Michael Bradshaw and Ryan Gilbert – all are 6-foot-3 or taller. Bradshaw finished with a game-high 20 points on 8 of

11 field-goal shooting. Berg added 12 points and Matt Perhats tossed in 11 for the Wolves. Central was coming off a dreadful second half in Tuesday’s 73-24 loss to Huntley. The Tigers were demoralized by Huntley’s 50-10 advantage in the second half of that game. “We looked like an inexperienced team playing an experienced team at the start of the game,” Central coach Rich Czeslawski said. “[Prairie Ridge] is a good team, they run that zone extremely well. We have to execute or

we don’t have a chance.” Central did fight back to cut the lead to 48-40 midway through the third quarter, which Czeslawski saw as a positive. “It looked like we were about to give up and we called timeout and said, ‘Don’t do that. Find a way to stay in the fight,’ ” Czeslawski said. “I could see it in their eyes. This was night and day from Tuesday.” Kenny Vesely scored 12 of his team-high 17 points for the Tigers in the second half. Cavanagh Murphy added 11 and Kyle Fritz scored 10.

BOYS ROUNDUP

Dixon lifts Johnsburg with 3s NORTHWEST HERALD Johnsburg guard Steve Dixon had a big game from behind the 3-point arc in a 79-48 loss to Lake Zurich on Friday night. Dixon connected on five 3-pointers en route to a teamhigh 17 points. Teammates Michael Shelton and Luke Lobermeier each added five points for the Skyhawks in the loss.

BOWLING Rockford Lutheran 3,485,

Marengo 3,436: At Rockford, Brent Maney led Marengo with a 619 series while Jake Barton (605) and Mike Villarreal (600) each added a 600 series in the loss at Park Lanes. Dustin Termini bowled a meet-high game of 269 for the Indians.

WRESTLING Woodstock 57, Rockford Auburn 14: At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks lost just three matches and saw wins from Anthony Sanders at 126 pounds, Alex Johnson (195),

Ryan Plourde (170), Alan Hafer (160), Kevin Zange (145) and Jake Hodong (132).

CL South 43, Marian Central 18: At Woodstock, Nick Gil and Casey Callahan each defeated their opponents by fall for the Gators in the win. The Gators won all but four matches. Marian Central saw wins from Kolton O’Neill at 285 pounds and from Tom Welch (170) and Joe Herff (132). • Patrick Mason contributed to this report.

Woodstock 64, Rockford Jefferson 29: At Woodstock, Cody Brand scored a gamehigh 17 points to lead the Blue Streaks. Shea Carzoli added 11 points while Brecken Overly scored nine for Woodstock in the win.

Dundee-Crown 47, Wauconda 46: At Woodstock, Emily Michalski led the Chargers with a game-high 14 points as D-C held on for the win. Jesenia Laboy added seven points for D-C. Lakes 50, Marengo 48: At Richmond, Rachel Tautges

Video online Visit McHenryCountySports. com for highlights of the girls basketball game Friday between Marian Central and Round Lake in the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic. made nine baskets and was 1 of 3 from the free-throw line as she scored a gamehigh 19 points for the Indians. Nicole Johnston added 15 points for Marengo.

North Chicago 46, McHenry 38: At McHenry, Carly Mattson scored a team-high 10 points with Greta Taylor, Mckayla Snedeker and Sawyer Lay each adding six in the loss.

CL Central 41, Richmond-Burton 20: At Richmond, Evelyn Youel had 16 points to lead the Tigers while Shannon Ellman added seven. Abby Straight scored eight to lead the Rockets in the loss.

BOWLING Marengo 3,131, Rockford Lutheran 2,821: At Rockford, Kellie Krenzelok bowled a team-high 578 series for the Indians in the win at Park Lanes. Dom Bailey added a 560 series while Megan Anthony bowled a 556 for Marengo. • Patrick Mason contributed to this report.

8INSIDE WRESTLING Athlete of the Week GRANT SUTTON Richmond-Burton, jr. Sutton came off his fifth-place finish at state last season and started the year strong. He went 7-0 at the Carmel dual team tournament Nov. 29 and 30 in Mundelein with wins against Carmel’s Kenny Barber and Round Lake’s Danny Arteaga. Barber is ranked No. 11 in Class 2A by Illinoismatmen.com and Arteaga is an honorable mention in 3A. Sutton is the No. 1-ranked 126-pounder in 2A. On Saturday, Sutton won the Tom DuBois Classic at R-B and was named the outstanding wrestler for the lighter weights.

Noteworthy Crystal Lake South’s Nick Gil admits this season is a little different, being a senior and placing at state last season. What isn’t different is his commitment to wrestling well. Gil said his offseason work and the experience of doing well at state put him in a good state of mind. “My confidence is pretty high from all the stuff I did over the summer,” Gil said. “I know what it’s like placing at state.” In the season opening Moore/ Prettyman Invitational at Barrington, Gil won at 132. In the finals, he defeated Waubonsie Valley’s Jimmy Davis, 7-3. Davis is ranked No. 6 and Gil is the second-ranked wrestler in Class 3A. Gil said the win at Barrington was a good checkpoint for how he was doing. “I feel like I can only get better,” Gil said. Another big checkpoint for Gil will be the Al Dvorak Memorial Invitational at Harlem in Machesney Park, Dec. 27 and 28. Gil did well last year at the tournament widely recognized as the toughest regular season high school tournament in the state. “Last year I took fifth,” Gil said. “I’m looking forward to going out and winning it.” Also winning at Barrington for the Gators was senior Brian Pence at 195. South coach Ross Ryan said Pence has battled injuries throughout his high school career and has largely gone unnoticed. That may change this year after a good offseason and being injury free. “[Pence is] the untold story,” Ryan said. “Everything he did in the offseason really built up his confidence.”

This week’s top meets Gary Swanson Tournament at Marengo, 9 a.m. Saturday The Indian host a multiteam event that includes Woodstock and Marian Central. Cary-Grove at McHenry 6:15 p.m. Thursday At big early season Fox Valley Conference Valley Division dual. Sciacca/Holtfreter Tournament at Harvard, 4 p.m. Friday Opening rounds of the Hornets’ annual tournament, which includes Woodstock, Woodstock North, Richmond-Burton, Dundee-Crown, Huntley and Marian Central. – Rob Smith

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Barker averages 22 points a game • BARKER Continued from page C1 When last season ended, Barker was focused not only on improving her basketball skills but her body, as well. She lifted weights to strengthen her knee to make sure it wouldn’t be an issue during the summer playing AAU ball for Midwest Elite or this high school season. Barker hasn’t had any problems with her knee this season, and her good health has translated into success on the court. Through 11 games, Barker is averaging 22.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and scored a season-high 34 points with five 3-pointers in Wednesday’s win against McHenry. “I wouldn’t say I’ve always been a shooter, but it’s always come pretty naturally to me,” Barker said. “I’d say it’s probably always been one of my stronger points, but when I

was younger I was kind of a post player. Between when I started playing until eighth grade, I was always inside. When I got to high school I got to experience being on the wing more.” Barker has forced opponents into tailoring their game plans to shut her down, like Huntley did in a win against the Trojans on Monday, although she still managed to score 15 points, including two 3-pointers. “Katie’s such a good player,” Huntley coach Steve Raethz said. “She’s just a really good scorer. She’s really improved her game this year.” Saffert credits Barker’s work ethic in developing her game, constantly putting in the time at the gym. Saffert said “there’s no secret” as to why she has become such an important part of C-G’s offense. “Where she’s come from last summer until now, it’s

been phenomenal,” Saffert said. “No offense to any shooters – to me, she’s the first pure shooter I’ve seen for us.” Saffert never had to sit down Barker after last season and explain she needed to be the Trojans’ go-to scorer. It’s a role Barker, in her second season as a C-G captain, has gravitated to ever since returning to the court. Barker and the Trojans will have to battle back if they want to successfully defend their FVC Valley title having already lost two division games. Never one to concede during tough times, Barker is embracing the challenge of leading C-G, especially amid its struggles. “After last season, I knew this year it was kind of going to be my team, I guess you could say,” Barker said. “I was going to be the one to lead them, and I wanted to take that role for the team.”


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HEISMAN TROPHY FINALISTS

Winston: I knew I’d ‘be vindicated’ Heisman favorite answers questions about alleged rape By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press

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Richmond-Burton graduate Kyle Wismer (right) is a senior linebacker for Wisconsin-Whitewater (13-0), which is in the Division III national semifinals.

Former R-B teammates hope to clash in national title game Throughout their athletic careers, Chad O’Kane and Kyle Wismer have been close friends and regular teammates. Yet if North Central College and Wisconsin-Whitewater win their NCAA Division III football playoff games Saturday, the Richmond-Burton graduates will spend their final college Kyle Wismer game as opponents. “To play our last college game against each other would be pretty cool,” said Wismer, a senior linebacker at Whitewater (13-0), the nation’s fifth-ranked team by Chad O’Kane D3Football.com. “We played football, basketball and every other sport. We hung out all the time.” Wismer’s team travels to Texas to face third-ranked Mary-Hardin Baylor on Saturday, while No. 4 North Central (13-0) plays in Ohio against top-ranked Mount Union. “We’re both pulling for each other,” O’Kane said. “We talk every week. It would be an awesome way to finish our careers.” While Whitewater is no stranger to the Stagg Bowl, D-III’s national championship game, North Central is very much a new kid on the block. Whitewater has won four of the past six D-III titles and faced Mount Union in the Stagg Bowl for seven consecutive seasons until the Warhawks missed the playoffs last season. “This is my third time being through the whole (playoff) process,” said Wismer, a second-team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection who leads the team with 12.5 tackles for loss and ranks second with 66 total tackles. “I definitely want us to come out on top again. It’s very exciting.” Wismer, a high school tight end and defensive end, credited Whitewater’s coaches with developing his

ON CAMPUS Barry Bottino linebacker skills. “My footwork was pretty bad when I first came in,” said Wismer, adding his biggest improvements have come in “overall strength and footwork.” O’Kane, a high school running back, also was a fish out of water early in his career after changing positions. “I never played wide receiver in my life,” he said. “I felt I was athletic enough to make the switch. Game experience has been a huge thing for me. I got a feel for the game. I got experience blocking and running routes.” O’Kane turned those repetitions into an impressive senior season this fall, making the All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin second team for a Cardinals squad that is in the national semifinals for the first time in school history. O’Kane ranks second on the team with 57 receptions, 857 yards and 13 touchdowns. Six of those touchdowns have come in the playoffs. “It’s gotten more special the more I’ve been able to contribute,” said O’Kane, whose team will face a Mount Union program that has won seven national titles since 2000. “We’re really excited for the opportunity. It’s a big stage for our program.” Brauneis honored: Florida senior setter Taylor Brauneis (Prairie Ridge) was named to the All-Southeast Region volleyball team this week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Brauneis, who helped the Gators (28-4) advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament, ranks 16th nationally and third in the Southeastern Conference with 11.45 assists per set. The regional award is Brauneis’ second in as many seasons. Missouri Valley headliners: Crystal Lake South grad Vince Benedetto, a senior fullback at South Dakota State,

and Johnsburg grad Thomas Kinney, a junior placekicker at Southern Illinois, were named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference second team this season. Kinney also was chosen for the All-Newcomer team after posting a team-best 94 points and kicking 18 field goals – including a 52-yarder – for the Salukis (7-5). Benedetto served as the primary blocking back for tailback Zach Zenner, who rushed for 2,015 yards and 23 touchdowns for the Jackrabbits (9-5), who advanced to the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Benedetto also caught six passes, including a touchdown. Huntley grad Jordan Neukirch, a senior fullback at Illinois State, was named honorable mention All-MVFC. Neukirch caught 10 passes this season and served as a blocking back for the Redbirds (5-6). Dubuque delight: Prairie Ridge grad Bryan Bradshaw was named the All-Iowa Collegiate Athletic Conference first-team quarterback. Bradshaw, a senior at D-III Dubuque (5-5), led the conference’s highest-scoring offense by passing for league highs of 3,033 yards and 33 touchdowns. Bradshaw’s 305.6 yards a game of total offense ranked second in the conference. St. Ambrose standout: NAIA St. Ambrose cross country athlete Ty Balduf (Marian Central) earned honorable mention All-Midwest Collegiate Conference honors this season. St. Ambrose finished 27th nationally, the second-highest finish in school history. Balduf placed 12th in the 8K men’s race at the conference championships in 29:24 in November in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. • Barry Bottino writes a weekly

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Saban, ’Bama reach deal; Towson tops EIU The ASSOCIATED PRESS Alabama coach Nick Saban is staying put. The university announced on its Twitter account Friday night that the football coach has reached “a longterm agreement” to remain with the Crimson Tide. Alabama didn’t release terms of the new deal, which must be approved by the board of trustees. Saban received an eight-year deal in March 2012 worth about $5.6 million annually and seems likely to remain college football’s highest-paid coach. The agreement quells speculation that Saban would take over at Texas if Mack Brown steps down. Saban, who turned 62 on Oct. 31, has led the Tide to three national championships in the past four years with no signs of fading from annual contention. The third-ranked Tide was on the

verge of another Southeastern Conference, and perhaps national title, before losing, 34-28, to No. 2 Auburn in the regular-season finale on a last-play 109-yard return of a missed field goal. Alabama will play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans. Brown didn’t address his future at Texas at Friday night’s annual team banquet, while acknowledging “distractions” for his team. The Longhorns (8-4) will face Oregon in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30. Brown met with school President Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson before the banquet. Patterson declined to say what was discussed or if any conclusion had been reached. Towson rallies past E. Illinois: At Charleston, Terrance West ran for a record-setting 354 yards and five touchdowns on a snow-covered field, and Towson overcame an ear-

ly two-touchdown deficit to knock off Eastern Illinois, 49-39, in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals. West set a record for rushing yards in an FCS playoff game. Towson (12-2) fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter as sleet and snow fell in 30-degree temperatures. But West found his footing and ran them back into the game. West’s two second-quarter touchdowns helped the Tigers to a 21-14 halftime lead and he added three more in the second half. Eastern Illinois (12-2) came into the game allowing 146.8 rushing yards a game and was gashed for 472. Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was 38-50 for 321 and two touchdowns. Erik Lora caught 18 balls for 129 yards and a touchdown. Towson finds out Saturday who its faces in the semifinals next weekend.

NEW YORK – Jameis Winston smiled and laughed, posing for pictures with the other Heisman Trophy finalists and the big bronze statue that he is expected to take home. And when it came time to answer questions from the media Friday, the Florida State star quarterback did so confidently and without hesitation, even when his protection broke down. Winston and four of the other six Heisman finalists – Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Auburn’s Tre Mason, Boston College’s Andre Williams and Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch – met with reporters at a Midtown Manhattan hotel for short interviews. Alabama’s AJ McCarron was in Baltimore accepting another award. Florida State officials tried to limit questions that were even vaguely related to the rape accusation against Winston. The state attorney closed the investigation last week, saying there was not enough evidence to win a conviction. The 19-year-old, who hasn’t spoken directly about the details of the investigation, seemed unfazed by the questions that did come his way. He said he was fine remaining silent about the case. “I knew I did nothing wrong. I knew I could respect the process and I’d eventually be vindicated. It was more about me being silent for my family because I didn’t want to put my family in those situations. “We had so much respect for Mr. (Tim) Jansen and everything going around and knew I did nothing wrong and everything would be OK.” Winston was the only Heisman finalist to show up with his lawyer, Jansen, who strolled in with the Florida State entourage for the media availability. Winston looked like a college student going to class: Black Florida State sweatsuit with garnet trim, and a matching backpack hanging off his shoulders. Winston is the overwhelming favorite to win the Heisman after a sensational season, leading No. 1 Florida State to the national championship game against No. 2 Auburn. But the celebration of his record-breaking performance has been muted by a year-old sexual assault allegation that went from dormant to active last month. The Tallahassee Police gave its finding to prosecutors, who took three weeks to investigate further and

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Heisman Trophy finalist Jameis Winston of Florida State, talks to reporters Friday in New York. decide not to press charges. Documents and reports, including the accuser’s accounts to police, have been made public. They are less-than-flattering to Winston. On Friday, the accuser’s attorney, Patricia Carroll, asked Florida’s attorney general to independently examine the rape investigation, claiming it was riddled with problems. A few hours later, Winston was taking questions, mostly about football and the Heisman and being in New York City for the first time. He was asked about dealing with “off-field issues” and two other questions that were indirectly related to the investigation. “It was stressful, but you’ve got to look forward,” he said. Soon after, Florida State sports information director Kerwin Lonzo said: “He’s only answering football questions and about the Heisman. Move on.” Winston then left the media session too soon. Each finalist was supposed to rotate through three tables of reporters. Winston came back for a second session, and Florida State spokesman Elliott Finebloom apologized for the miscommunication. Winston said he had yet to work on an acceptance speech, talked about how he and his mom took Mason out to dinner Thursday night in Florida, when both were at ESPN’s college football awards show, and how he worked as a scout-team version of Lynch when the Seminoles were preparing to play Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl last season. Winston would be the second straight freshman to win the award after Manziel last year, and he’d be the third Florida State player – the first since Chris Weinke in 2000. What can he do for an encore next year? “Hopefully,” he said, “I can do it over and over again.”

ARMY VS. NAVY, AT PHILADELPHIA, 2 P.M. SATURDAY, CBS

Navy tries to extend lopsided series streak By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – The Army-Navy football series has long held its lofty spot as sport’s most patriotic rivalry, with pride, prestige and the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy at stake for each service academy. Also on the line, Navy’s 11game series winning streak, which has turned the annual regular-season finale into one of sport’s most lopsided rivalries, as well. Navy (7-4) has not only defeated Army 11 straight times, it has won 13 of the past 14 and 14 of 16. Army’s (3-8) only wins over the last 16 years came in 2001 and 1998. Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo is trying to become the second coach in Mids history to start 6-0 against the Black Knights. With a win, Navy would retain the CIC Trophy, awarded to the team with the best record in games among the three service academies, for the second straight season. “This is the game we want to win,” Niumatalolo said, “but we don’t talk about the streak.”

This game usually ends the season for Army. Navy has one more game left against Middle Tennessee (8-4) in the Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas. Billed as “America’s Game,” Lincoln Financial Field will be stuffed with Cadets and Midshipmen standing, bouncing and cheering the entire game. Beating Army has become an annual tradition for Navy. None of the Mids want to be associated with a team that ended the streak. Navy’s 17-13 win last season was the tightest margin since the winning streak started. Unlike previous games over the last decade, the Black Knights were in the game until their final 70yard drive. Army had driven to the 14 when QB Trent Steelman and fullback Larry Dixon fumbled on a sloppy exchange. Navy recovered and the Midshipmen on the sideline went wild and rushed the field. “It was painful, no doubt about that, but in this game,” Army coach Rich Ellerson said, “you’ve got to leave this stuff behind.” Navy leads the series, 57-49-7.


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BLACKHAWKS NOTES

Bickell back, won’t play yet By HERB GOULD hgould@suntimes.com

BULLS 91, BUCKS 90

Late-game heroics Dunleavy banks in winning 3 to cap rally By JOE COWLEY jcowley@suntimes.com

Toronto at Bulls, 7 p.m. Saturday, CSN, AM-1000 to cut it to a two-point deficit. Mayo then took a terrible 3-point attempt, and the Bulls made him pay off the miss with Carlos Boozer tying the game with a baseline jumper. Khris Middleton threw up a wild left-handed floater with 30 seconds left to again put the Bucks up, and after a timeout, Butler attempted an off-balance drive to the rim and was whistled for the travel with 19.2 seconds left. But this is a Milwaukee (5-18) team that does very little right, so of course Noah tied Gary Neal up on the inbound, won the jumpball and that led to Dunleavy’s 3-point bank shot. Mayo had one final drive attempt in the final seconds that was blocked by Noah, allowing the Bulls (9-12) to escape. Playing to win: Those hoping for Tom Thibodeau to be all behind tanking the season

to better the franchise’s lottery position in what could be a very deep draft? Not happening. The Bulls coach made that crystal clear Friday. “We’re going to play to win,” Thibodeau said. “I think once you start doing those other things you’re headed down a slippery slope. “Everyone talks about the great player, but what happens to the franchises that don’t get the great player? If you look at history it’s not good.” Instant offense: With Augustin officially signed Friday and making his debut against Milwaukee off the bench in the first quarter, Thibodeau’s hope is this will be a new beginning for the point guard, as well as some much-needed outside shooting. “You look at the guys we’ve had in the past that have filled that role, when you look at C.J. Watson, John Lucas, Nate [Robinson], they were all guys that could effectively play in a pick-and-roll, and I think D.J. can do that,” Thibodeau said. “The three is something we want to try and get back to, and I think he can provide that.”

BEARS

Briggs to miss 7th game in a row By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com LAKE FOREST – Although there is optimism for next week, Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game in Cleveland. “He got more work today and we’ll see how he is the first of the week, but it raises our optimism certainly,” coach Marc Trestman said Friday.

This will be the seventh consecutive game Briggs has missed, although he did practice twice this week. Khaseem Greene will continue to start in his spot. Quarterback Jay Cutler is listed as probable and will start Sunday. There are no other players on the Bears’ injury report. In Cleveland, the Browns ruled out running back Willis McGahee (concussion, knee) for Sunday. McGahee has 377

yards rushing this season and two touchdowns, but he is averaging only 2.7 yards a carry. Chris Ogbonnaya (42 carries, 224 yards, 5.3-yard average) will get the start. Also out for the Browns are left guard John Greco (knee) and tight end Andre Smith (calf). Jason Pinkston will start for Greco. Coach Rob Chudzinski said quarterback Brandon Weeden was cleared from a concussion and will be Jason Campbell’s backup

Korea’s human rights record, described as one of the world’s worst by activists, the U.S. State Department and North Korean defectors. The defectors have repeatedly testified about the government’s alleged use of indiscriminate killings, rapes, beatings and prison camps holding as many as 120,000 people deemed opponents of authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, the third generation of his family to rule.

club team. The U.S. is 27-10-7 since Klinsmann replaced Bob Bradley as national team coach in July 2011. It qualified for its seventh straight World Cup and won this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean.

8SPORTS SHORTS Rodman’s North Korea trip will go forward Dennis Rodman plans to travel to North Korea next week to train its basketball team, a trip unaffected by the execution of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle. Jang Song Thaek’s execution, announced early Friday in Pyongyang, marked an unprecedented fall from grace of one of the most powerful figures in the country as well as its most serious political upheaval in decades. Jang was North Korea’s No. 2 official – behind only Kim. Rodman considers Kim a close friend and has a long-scheduled trip that starts Monday to train the national team. Rodman also has organized an exhibition game in January in Pyongyang to celebrate Kim’s birthday. Rodman could reveal the roster next week. He said former professional basketball players have committed to the game, though he declined to reveal names. Rodman has been criticized for not talking about North

Klinsmann receives 4-year extension from US Soccer U.S. Soccer wasn’t taking any chances of losing Jurgen Klinsmann to another country or club. The federation broke with tradition and gave its coach a four-year extension before the World Cup in part because it feared other teams would pursue him after the tournament in Brazil next summer, USSF president Sunil Gulati said Friday. There was speculation linking Klinsmann to Switzerland and Tottenham Hotspur, his former

Instead, they’re emphasizing tight defense in front of Raanta. And they’re proving their often-stated point about good defense leading to offense. “If anything, you want to play better defensively’’ with a new goalie in net,” captain Jonathan Toews said. “There’s been a lot of scoring, but it’s not going to happen every night. We try to go out and score goals, but we also try to play smart defensively. That’s our main focus.” That focus has resulted in 6-2, 6-2 and 7-2 victories in the past three games, which sounds more like a Wimbledon result than hockey scoring. The last time they scored six or more in three straight games? That was Jan. 21 to 24, 1993. “Antti’s been great,” Toews said. “You can’t ask any more of him. He’s been as solid as they come for a young guy. We’re just trying to play as solid as we can in front of him.” Raanta is 5-0-1, and has not allowed more than two goals in a game while handling the pressure to fill in for the injured Corey Crawford. Flyers’ Schenn fined: Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been fined $2,230.77, the maximum allowed for cross-checking the Hawks’ Kris Versteeg, NHL officials said. The crosscheck took place in the second period of the Hawks’ 7-2 win Wednesday. Streaking Shaw: Andrew Shaw, who has a five-game points streak (three goals, two assists), can set a career high in that department with a point against the Leafs.

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MILWAUKEE – One new face making his debut. One old face back from injury. In the end, a locker room that finally had something to smile about. They can thank a 3-point bank-shot from Mike Dunleavy with 5.8 seconds left for that. In avoiding a second loss to lowly Milwaukee for the second time in less than a week, the Bulls ended a three-game losing streak with the 91-90 win Friday night at the Bradley Center. Yes, Jimmy Butler was back from a turf toe that cost him 11 games. And yes, newly signed D.J. Augustin made his debut after being picked up off waivers, putting in 12 minutes of scoreless work. If it wasn’t for Joakim Noah’s 21 points, 18 rebounds and five assists, it wouldn’t have even reached nail-biter drama in the final few minutes. A dunk by Ekpe Udoh with 1:30 left put Milwaukee up 8883, but O.J. Mayo fouled Dunleavy on a 3-point attempt, putting the Bulls veteran at the line. He made all three

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The Bulls’ Jimmy Butler dunks during the first half Friday against the Bucks in Milwaukee. The Bulls won, 91-90.

Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell practiced with the team Friday for the first time since he suffered an apparent left-knee injury in mid-November. No definite return date has been set yet, but coach Joel Quenneville mentioned the Hawks’ home game against Vancouver on Friday as the logical option. The Hawks, who begin a three-games-infour-days stretch Saturday at Toronto, will have some practice time before playing the Canucks. “Bickell looked pretty good. Hopefully, he’s not too far away,” Quenneville said after practice at Johnny’s Ice House. “We have three in four nights. Hopefully, he can play right after that.” Bickell, who has missed 12 games since the injury Nov. 19 at Colorado, stayed on the ice long after his teammates to regain his on-ice conditioning. “I feel great,” the 6-foot-4, 233-pound physical but skilled forward said. “First practice with the team in a while. It feels like I’m getting stronger and better every day.” Although disappointed at not being able to play in Toronto, the Ontario native said he’s onboard with not rushing back at this point in the season. “I was looking forward to playing back home in Toronto,” he said, adding that off-ice conditioning is not the same as skating. “I wish I was playing [there]. But I think that in

a week or two, that will give me more time to make sure it’s right to come back in. Gametime situations are a lot quicker pace.” Bickell, who will remain in Chicago to continue his rehab, had a breakout playoff last spring, when Bryan Bickell he had nine goals and eight assists and was rewarded with a four-year, $16 million contract. Even though the Hawks, who have won their past three games since a rare three-game winless stretch, have been very solid, they’re looking forward to the return of Bickell. “When he’s healthy, we’ll put him back in there and he’ll play his regular role,’’ Quenneville said. “There’s a lot of [line-combination] options that we’ll look at.’’ Bickell’s combination of size and skill adds another dimension to the team with the NHL’s best record. “He’s got some speed, some physicality,’’ Quenneville said. “He has a nice set of hands, a big shot. He’s a netfront presence. You appreciate him not just making us a bigger team, but [a team with] more physicality.’’ Defense leads to offense: The Hawks, who have scored at least six goals in three straight games for the first time in more than 20 years, say that’s not because they’re trying to give rookie goalie Antti Raanta an offensive cushion.

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CERTIFIED, 13K MILES, 6CYL AUTO, FWD, AIR, ALLOYS, CD, CRUISE, P/SUNROOF, HEATED SEAT, KEYLESS ENTRY! #P2193 JUST REDUCED!

$20,990

2007 CHEVY

SUBURBAN 4WD

5.3L V8, 4-Spd Auto, Flex fuel, Front/Rear AC, 8-Speaker Audio System, Body liftgate with liftglass rear door system & More! #3391A

$20,990

2011 BUICK

REGAL CXL TURBO

CERTIFIED CAR, AUTO, 2.0L 4CLY, T07 PKG, LTHR/HTD SEATS, ALLOYS, MNRF, CD/XM, NAVI, ALL OPTIONS! #P2169

$25,990

MONTHS ON CERTIFIED GM VEHICLES IN STOCK NOW THROUGH DEC. 31ST! +

2011 CHEVY

EQUINOX 2LT

1-Ownr, Clean Carfax, V6, Auto, Air, Fog Lamps, Heated Leather Seats, 18” Alum Wls, ABS, PW/PL, Cruise, Tilt, Bluetooth for Phone, OnStar! #R2748

$20,990

2013 CHEVY

EQUINOX 2LT

6 Spd Auto, 4Cyl, FWD,Air, Sirius XM Radio, LATCH child safety seats, Rear Vision Camera, Remote Start, Heated Driver/Pass Seats! #P2249

$25,990

2013 CHEVY

IMPALA LT

6-Speed Auto, FWD, Flex Fuel, Corporate Cert., 9,157 Miles, Dual Zone Climate Control, Cruise, Tint, 17” Aluminum Wls! #P2248

$20,990

2012 BUICK

2008 MERCEDES-BENZ

CERTIFIED CAR, WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE PLAN, LOADED, 4CYL, REMOTE START, PARK ASSIST, NAVI, ONLY 7K MILES! #P2115

3.0 V6, 7-Spd Auto, Leather with Heated Seats, Power Moonroof, AMG Alloy Wheels, CD/XM Radio, ONLY 41K MILES! #4117A

VERANO LEATHER

$21,990

2011 CHEVY

C-CLASS

$22,990

2011 GMC

SILVERADO 1500LS

TERRAIN SLT AWD

$26, 890

$26,990

4 Spd Auto, 8Cyl, 4WD, Flex Fuel,Air, CD, Cruise, Keyless Entry, Full Power, Rear Defrost, Split Front Bench Seat, Only 24K Miles #3385A

2011 SUBARU

FORESTER 2.5X

PREMIUM, AWD, Auto, 1-Owner, Clean Carfax, Only 34,000 Miles, Moonroof, PW/PL, Cruise, Tilt, Alloys, AM/FM CD/XM! #4102A

$20,990

2013 CHEVY

MALIBU

2LT

2.4L Eassist, Cashmere Leather, Moonroof, CD/ XM, P/Seat, Heated Seats, Alloy Wls, Brand New Body Style, 1-Owner, Clean Carfax! #P2139

$23,990

2013 CHEVY

MALIBU LTZ TURBO

6 Spd Auto, 4Cyl, 29 Hwy MPG, Corporate Certiied, Only 25K Miles #P2135A JUST REDUCED!

GM Rep Certiied, 6K Miles, Certiied,Turbo Engine,Auto, Air, CD/XM, 19” Alloys, Leather, Moonroof, 2 LTZ Pkg, Remote Start, R/Camera. #P2240 JUST REDUCED!

2012 BUICK

2011 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND & SUMMIT PACKAGES V8, Auto, Air, CD/XM, P/Seats, Rear Liftgate, Cruise, Alloys, Remote Start, Navi, Pano Moonroof, Leather Heated/Cooled Seats, DVD, Quadra Lift Susp, 7400lbs. Towing, 1-Ownr, Clean Carfax! #P2241A

$27,990

2 TO CHOOSE!

2013 BUICK

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$28,990

2013 CADILLAC

SRX LUXURY

3.6L V6 ENGINE, 6 SPD AUTO TRANS, AIR, LEATHER, HEATED SEATS, PANO MOONROOF, ALLOYS, FWD, LUXURY EDITION! #P2261

$36,990

2012 CHEVY

SILVERADO 1500 LT EXT

4WD, CERTIFIED, 5.3L V8,Auto,Air, CD/XM,Tonneau Cover included, 20” Chrome Wls, Bedliner, Leather, All Star Pkg, #3367A JUST REDUCED!

$31,990

2013 BUICK

ENCORE PREM AWD

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2013 BUICK

LACROSSE TOURING V6,Auto,Air, CD/XM/Navi Radio, 19”Alloys,Touring

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$37, 290

2013 CHEVY

2012 BUICK

LACROSSE PREM III

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2013 BUICK

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2013 CHEVY

SUBURBAN 2LT 4X4

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$45,990

$34,990

2013 CHEVY

TAHOE LTZ 4WD

GM Factory Car, Certiied 6K Miles,V8,Auto, 20” Polished Wheels, RR Camera, Leather, Moonroof, CD/XM Bose Sound, P/Liftgate,Tow Pkg! #P2242

$55,990

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815.338. 2780 Please add tax,title,license and doc fee to all advertised sale prices.+0% for 36 months equals $27.78 per thousand financed with approved credit.On Malibu & Silverado models with approved credit through GM Credit Corp.Dealer wil not honor pricing errors in this ad.Pictures are for il ustrative purposes only.Expires 3 days after publication.


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Saturday, December 14, 2013 • Page C7

FIVE-DAY PLANNER TEAM

BOYS BASKETBALL LAKE ZURICH 79, JOHNSBURG 48 Johnsburg Lake Zurich

4 8 20 16 - 48 26 14 18 22 - 79

JOHNSBURG (48) Nusser 1-1-2-3, Stefka 0-2-4-2, Kreassig 0-3-6-3, Tylkowski 1-0-0-3, Stillwell 2-0-0-4, Lobermeier 2-0-0-5, Dixon 5-2-6-17, Ridout 1-0-0-2, Shelton 1-2-2-5, Schmidt 1-0-0-2, Kinney 1-0-0-2. Totals: 15-10-20-48 LAKE ZURICH (79) Moon 1-0-0-2, Zahery 1-0-1-3, Heigeson 3-0-3-6, Maroudas 2-2-2-7, Kruse 8-0-2-20, McCoy 0-0-2-0, O’Niell 3-0-0-8, Travlos 7-5-6-21, Wallace 2-2-2-6, McClaughry 2-0-0-4. Richman 1-0-0-2 Totals: 30-9-18-79. Three-point goals: Johnsburg 8 (Dixon 5, Shelton, Lobermeier, Tylkowski ), Lake Zurich 10 (Kruse 4, O’Neill 2, Travlos 2, Brown, Maroudas)

11 18 10 12 - 51 12 10 12 11 - 45

LAKES (51) Sage 7-3-5-17, Ballin 2-2-2-6, Milosta 2-0-1-4, Haalanu 2-0-0-5, Tomasiewicz 6-2-2-14, Lincaid 0-1-2-1, Monson 1-0-0-2, Mercurd 1-0-0-2. Totals: 21-8-12-51. CARY-GROVE (45) Szydlo 5-4-7-16, McDonough 3-0-0-8, Gregoire 5-4-4-17, Franz 2-0-0-4. Totals: 15-8-11-45. Three-point goals: Cary-Grove 7 (Gregoire 3, McDonough 2, Szydlo 2), Lakes 1 (Haalanu)

PRAIRIE RIDGE 72, CRYSTAL LAKE CENTRAL 53 Prairie Ridge CL Central

25 14 20 13 – 72 10 16 19 8 – 53

PRAIRIE RIDGE (72) Bradshaw 8 1-2 20, Otto 0 3-6 3, Ticknor 5 1-1 13, Gilbert 1 3-4 5, Berg 5 2-4 12, Peterson 2 0-0 4, Perhats 4 3-5 11, Kinowski 1 2-3 4, Hering 1 0-0 2, Slack 0 0-0 0, Ayers 0 0-0 0, Mohapp 0 0-0 0, Behning 0 0-0 0, Todd 0 0-0 0. Totals: 27 15-25 72. CL CENTRAL (53) Murphy 4 2-2 11, Vesely 6 3-4 17, Fritz 4 0-3 10, Price 2 0-0 5, Ortner 3 0-0 6, Olson 0 2-2 2, Ryberg 0 2-4 2, Sigmund 0 0-0 0, Panicko 0 0-0 0, MacAlpine 0 0-0 0, Brandwein 0 0-0 0, Franzen 0 0-0 0, Schoenfeld 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 9-15 53. Three-point goals: Prairie Ridge 3 (Bradshaw 2, Ticknor), CL Central 5 (Vesely 2, Murphy, Price, Fritz). Total fouls: Prairie Ridge 17, CL Central 19.

CL Central 15 7 Richmond-Burton 4 3

DUNDEE-CROWN 47, WAUCONDA 46 Dundee-Crown Wauconda

5 15 14 13 - 47 9 10 9 18 - 46

DUNDEE-CROWN (47) Lawrence 1-4-6-6, Lococo 1-2-6-4, Balker 1-0-0-3, E. Michalski 7-0-1-14, Laboy 3-1-2-7, Scarpelli 1-3-6-5, Faulkner 1-0-0-3, Baker 2-0-0-4, A. Michalski 0-1-21. Totals: 17-11-23-47. WAUCONDA (46) Nee 4-2-3-13, Motley 0-0-1-0, Gaschler 1-1-2-3, Harding 3-2-3-9, Wood 1-1-2-3, Wisniewski 2-0-0-4, Lung 2-1-2-5, Stanley 1-0-0-2, Rossetti 1-0-0-2, Head 1-1-2-3, Sturm 1-0-0-2. Totals: 17-8-15-46. Three-point goals: Dundee-Crown 2 (Balker, Faulkner), Wauconda 4 (Nee 3, Harding 1).

WOODSTOCK 64, ROCKFORD JEFFERSON 29 Woodstock 5 17 19 23 - 64 Rockford Jefferson 4 12 11 2 - 29 WOODSTOCK (64) Pautrat 1-0-0-2, Brown 1-0-2-2, Beattie 3-2-4-8, Brainard 0-2-4-2, Scolio 1-3-3-5, Overly 4-0-0-9, Juarez 1-4-5-6, Brand 7-3-4-17, Kunzie 1-0-0-2, Carzoli 4-0-0-11. Totals: 23-14-22-64. ROCKFORD JEFFERSON (29) Bankole 1-1-4-3, Moss 2-0-0-5, Washington 5-1-4-11, Eduardo 3-0-0-8, Molden 0-2-2-2. Totals: 11-4-10-29.

NORTH CHICAGO 46, MCHENRY 38

CL SOUTH 54, WOODSTOCK NORTH 36 CL South 15 21 15 3 - 54 Woodstock North 2 6 11 17 - 36 CL SOUTH (54) Clark 1-0-0-2, Fanter 4-2-2-10, Rasmussen 2-1-2-5, DeJesus 2-2-2-6, Gauger 2-0-0-5, Massie 3-2-2-8, Mitre 1-0-2-2, Mickow 7-1-2-15, Przybylski 0-1-2-1. Totals: 22-9-14-54. WOODSTOCK NORTH (36) J. Crain 1-0-0-2, Everly 4-0-0-9, Abbate 2-0-1-4, Jones 1-2-2-4, S. Crain 3-3-9-9, Bates 2-0-0-4, Chamberlain 2-0-0-4. Totals: 15-5-12-36. Three-point goals: CL South 1 (Gauger), Woodstock North 1 (Everly).

LAKES 50, MARENGO 48 11 13 14 12 - 50 6 19 8 15 - 48

LAKES (50) Ney 5-1-2-11, Breil 1-0-1-2, Iacopetti 2-0-0-4, Devuar 1-2-4-4, Havilad 6-36-16, Kohler 1-2-2-5, Paulsk 1-2-2-4, Powlak 1-0-0-2, Lebron 1-0-1-2. Totals: 19-10-18-50 MARENGO (48) Tautges 0-1-3-19, Hoeske 2-2-4-8, Grimscheid 0-1-2-1, Carlson 2-0-0-5, Johnston 6-3-3-15. Totals: 19-7-12-48. Three-point goals: Lakes 2 (Havilad, Kohler), Marengo 3 (Hoeske 2, Carlson).

MARIAN CENTRAL 55, ROUND LAKE 39 17 15 14 9 - 55 9 10 10 10 - 39

MARIAN CENTRAL (55) Fortin 1-0-0-3, Mercurio 2-0-0-4, Davis 3-1-2-7, Koscielniak 3-0-0-8, Benigni 7-00-14, Wuerger 1-1-2-3, Baumert 2-0-0-4, Lindquist 3-0-2-6, Melchionna 3-0-2-6.

138: Fischbach (W) by fft. 145: Zange (W) d. Gober by fall, 2;14 152: Sundberg (W) by fft. 160: Hafer (W) d. Dennis by tech. fall, 2:36 170: Plourde (W) d. Henderson by fall, 1:25 182: Halilaj (W) by fft. 195: Johnson (W) dec. Fultz, 10-7 220: Torres (RA) dec. Austin, 8-3 285: Kimball (RA) by fft.

CL SOUTH 43, MARIAN CENTRAL 18

15 4 - 41 7 6 - 20

CL CENTRAL (41) Youel 8-0-1-16, Helm 1-0-0-2, Schmitt 2-0-0-6, Kramer 1-0-0-2, Ellman 3-0-0-7, Steffen 1-1-2-3, Bemeno 2-1-2-5. Totals: 18-2-5-41. RICHMOND-BURTON (20) Koren 1-0-0-2, Swanson 1-0-1-2, Hoglund 1-1-4-3, Straight 3-2-2-8, Koenig 1-3-3-5, Hahn 0-0-1-0. Totals: 7-6-11-20.

North Chicago McHenry

NORTHERN ILLINOIS HOLIDAY CLASSIC

Marian Central Round Lake

CL CENTRAL 41, RICHMOND-BURTON 20

Three-point goals: Woodstock 4 (Carzol 3, Overly), Rockford Jefferson 3 (Eduardo 2, Moss).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Lakes Marengo

Three-point goals: Marian Central 3 (Koscielniak 2, Fortin), Round Lake 2 (Crisantos, Clark).

Three-point goals: CL Central 3 (Schmitt 2, Ellman), Richmond-Burton 0

LAKES 51, CARY-GROVE 45 Lakes Cary-Grove

Totals: 25-2-8-55. ROUND LAKE (39) Brown 4-1-1-9, Clark 2-1-3-6, Diaz 1-0-0-2, Smith 0-1-2-1, Kalume 0-2-4-2, Vargas 1-0-0-2, Nicoline 6-0-0-12, Crisantos 1-2-2-5. Totals: 15-7-12-39

7 12 14 13 - 46 6 6 9 17 - 38

NORTH CHICAGO (46) Strowder 3-2-5-8, Means 1-0-0-2, Hullman 1-0-0-3, Leonard 0-1-2-1, Collins 5-0-7-10, Gordon 2-0-0-5, Coleman 5-79-17. Totals: McHENRY (38) Mattson 2-6-7-10, Skinner 1-0-0-2, Taylor 2-2-4-6, Martens 1-3-4-5, Snedeker 2-2-2-6, Sena 1-0-0-3, Lay 1-3-5-6. Three-point goals: North Chicago 2 (Hullman, Gordon), McHenry 2 (Sena, Lay).

GIRLS BOWLING MARENGO 3,131, ROCKFORD LUTHERAN 2,821 Marengo: Pfeiffer 454, Krenzelok 578, Bailey 560, Baumann 517, Anthony 556, Hanelt 466. Total: 3,131. Rockford Lutheran: Primm 486, Pullizzen 363, Hazzelwood 716, Gates 405, Flash 281, Winkelman 570. Total: 2,821.

BOYS BOWLING ROCKFORD LUTHERAN 3,485, MARENGO 3,436 Marengo: Villarreal 600, Oakes 502, Termini 412, Maney 619, Alt 552, Barton 605, Johnston 146. Total: 3, 436. Rockford Lutheran: Swanland 603, Seacrest 515, Bell 622, Collins 608, Johnson 520, Zachowski 617. Total: 3,485.

WRESTLING WOODSTOCK 57, ROCKFORD AUBURN 14 106: Hughes (W) by fft. 120: Booker (RA) d. Dechant by tech. fall, 4:10 126: Sanders (W) d. Detavian by fall, 1:42 132: Hodong (W) d. Dikkers by fall, 1:38

113: Bruins (CLS) dec. McGinn, 7-2 120: Kurcz (MC) by fft. 126: Featherling (CLS) by fft. 132: Herff (MC) dec. Woods, 15-9 138: Gil (CLS) d. McGuire by fall, 3:12 145: Barone (CLS) dec. Remke, 7-3 152: Callahan (CLS) d. Konopka by fall, 1:32 160: Golden (CLS) dec. Virzi, 9-3 170: Welch (MC) dec. Dorn, 6-4 182: Stroh (CLS) by fft. 195: Pence (CLS) by fft. 220: Gastfield (CLS) by fft. 285: O’Niell (MC) d. Gabric by fall, 1:45

SCHEDULE Saturday, Dec. 14 Boys Basketball: Dundee-Crown at Highland Park, 4 p.m.; Huntley at Rockford Boylan, Richmond-Burton at Woodstock, Marengo at North Boone, Genoa-Kingston at Harvard, 7 p.m.; Marian Central at Chicago Christian, 7:15; McHenry at Lake Park, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball: Cary-Grove at Stevenson, 5:30 p.m., Prairie Ridge at Huntley, 7 p.m., Boys Swimming: Huntley at Libertyville Invite, 10 a.m.; Jacobs co-op, Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove co-op at Rolling Meadows Invite, 10:30 a.m.; Woodstock co-op at Glenbrook North, McHenry at West Chicago Relays, 1 p.m. Wrestling: Harvard at Grant, Crystal Lake Central at Downers Grove South, Cary-Grove at Sycamore Quad, McHenry at Prospect, Prairie Ridge at Dick Mudge Memorial Invite, Woodstock, Marengo, Marian Central at Gary Swanson Tournament, 9 a.m., Crystal Lake South at St. Rita Quad, Dundee-Crown vs. Hersey/Larkin/Foreman, Richmond-Burton, Huntley at Glenbard East Quad, 10 a.m. Boys Bowling: Marengo, McHenry at Rockford Guilford Tournament, Girls Bowling: Jacobs at Streamwood Tournament, 9 a.m.; Evanston at Woodstock co-op, 10 a.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL NORTHERN ILLINOIS HOLIDAY CLASSIC Saturday, Dec. 14 At Richmond-Burton (Pool A) Crystal Lake South vs. Marengo, 9 a.m. Woodstock North vs. Lakes, 10:30 a.m. Marengo vs. Woodstock North, 1 p.m. Lakes vs. Crystal Lake South, 2:30 p.m. At Woodstock (Pool B) Woodstock vs. Wauconda, 9 a.m. Dundee-Crown vs. Rockford Jefferson, 10:30 a.m. Jefferson vs. Wauconda, 1 p.m. Dundee-Crown vs. Woodstock, 2:30 p.m. At McHenry (Pool C) McHenry vs. Harvard, 9 a.m. Johnsburg vs. North Chicago, 10:30 a.m. North Chicago vs. Harvard, 1 p.m. Johnsburg vs. McHenry, 2:30 p.m. At Richmond-Burton (Pool D) Round Lake vs. Crystal Lake Central, 9 a.m. Crystal Lake Central vs. Marian Central, 10:30 a.m. Richmond-Burton vs. Round Lake, 1:30 p.m. Richmond-Burton vs. Marian Central, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 At McHenry (Championship Bracket) 1st place Pool A vs. 1st place Pool B, 5:30 p.m. 1st place Pool D vs. 1st place Pool C, 7 p.m. At Richmond-Burton (2nd-Place Bracket) 2nd place Pool A vs. 2nd place Pool B, 5:30 p.m. 2nd place Pool D vs. 2nd place Pool C, 7 p.m. At Woodstock (3rd-Place Bracket) 3rd place Pool A vs. 3rd place Pool B, 5:30 p.m. 3rd place Pool D vs. 3rd place Pool C, 7 p.m. At McHenry (4th-Place Bracket) 4th place Pool A vs. 4th place Pool B, 5:30 p.m. 4th place Pool D vs. 4th place Pool C, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 At McHenry (Championship Bracket) Loser A/B vs. Loser C/D, 10 a.m. Winner A/B vs. Winner C/D, 12:30 p.m. At Richmond-Burton (2nd-Place Bracket) Loser A/B vs. Loser C/D, 10 a.m. Winner A/B vs. Winner C/D, 12:30 p.m. At Woodstock (3rd-Place Bracket) Loser A/B vs. Loser C/D, 10 a.m. Winner A/B vs. Winner C/D, 12:30 p.m. At McHenry (4th-Place Bracket) Loser A/B vs. Loser C/D, 10 a.m. Winner A/B vs. Winner C/D, 12:30 p.m.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Blackhawks 34 23 6 5 51 129 St. Louis 30 21 6 3 45 106 Colorado 30 21 9 0 42 87 Minnesota 34 18 11 5 41 79 Dallas 30 14 11 5 33 84 Nashville 32 15 14 3 33 74 Winnipeg 33 14 14 5 33 86 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 34 22 7 5 49 108 San Jose 32 20 6 6 46 106 Los Angeles 32 21 7 4 46 88 Vancouver 34 19 10 5 43 92 Phoenix 31 18 8 5 41 103 Calgary 31 12 15 4 28 81 Edmonton 34 11 20 3 25 91 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 32 22 8 2 46 90 Montreal 33 19 11 3 41 86 Tampa Bay 31 18 10 3 39 87 Detroit 33 15 9 9 39 88 Toronto 33 16 14 3 35 90 Ottawa 33 13 14 6 32 94 Florida 33 11 17 5 27 76 Buffalo 32 7 23 2 16 54 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 33 22 10 1 45 101 Washington 32 17 12 3 37 100 Carolina 33 13 13 7 33 76 Columbus 32 14 15 3 31 82 Philadelphia 32 14 15 3 31 72 N.Y. Rangers 33 15 17 1 31 72 New Jersey 33 12 15 6 30 75 N.Y. Islanders 33 9 19 5 23 83

GA 93 70 71 80 89 90 94 GA 87 79 63 81 97 101 117

GA 64 73 77 87 96 106 108 94 GA 73 93 93 88 86 88 85 117

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Florida 3, Washington 2, SO Pittsburgh 3, New Jersey 2 Vancouver 4, Edmonton 0 Saturday’s Games Blackhawks at Toronto, 6 p.m. Calgary at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Los Angeles at Ottawa, 1 p.m. Dallas at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 6 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 7 p.m. Carolina at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 8 p.m. Boston at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Los Angeles at Blackhawks, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 2 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 4 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 5 p.m. Calgary at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 7 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 20 3 .870 Detroit 11 13 .458 Bulls 9 12 .429 Cleveland 9 13 .409 Milwaukee 5 18 .217 Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 11 14 .440 Toronto 8 13 .381 Brooklyn 8 15 .348 Philadelphia 7 17 .292 New York 6 16 .273 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 16 6 .727 Atlanta 12 11 .522 Charlotte 10 13 .435 Washington 9 12 .429 Orlando 7 16 .304 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 18 4 .818 Houston 15 8 .652 Dallas 13 10 .565 New Orleans 11 10 .524 Memphis 10 12 .455 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 19 4 .826 Oklahoma City 18 4 .818 Denver 13 9 .591 Minnesota 11 12 .478 Utah 6 19 .240 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 15 9 .625 Phoenix 13 9 .591 Golden State 13 10 .565 L.A. Lakers 10 12 .455 Sacramento 6 15 .286

GB — 9½ 10 10½ 15 GB — 1 2 3½ 3½ GB — 4½ 6½ 6½ 9½ GB — 3½ 5½ 6½ 8 GB — ½ 5½ 8 14 GB — 1 1½ 4 7½

Friday’s Games Bulls 91, Milwaukee 90 Cleveland 109, Orlando 100 Indiana 99, Charlotte 94 Toronto 108, Philadelphia 100 Boston 90, New York 86 Atlanta 101, Washington 99, OT Detroit 103, Brooklyn 99 Oklahoma City 122, L.A. Lakers 97 New Orleans 104, Memphis 98 San Antonio 117, Minnesota 110 Phoenix 116, Sacramento 107 Utah 103, Denver 93 Houston at Golden State (n) Saturday’s Games Toronto at Bulls, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Washington, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8 p.m.

BULLS 91, BUCKS 90 CHICAGO (91) Dunleavy 4-8 3-3 12, Boozer 5-16 4-4 14, Noah 10-15 1-2 21, Hinrich 5-12 0-0 13, J.Butler 4-12 7-8 16, Gibson 3-8 0-0 6, Snell 2-6 0-0 6, Augustin 0-3 0-0 0, Mohammed 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 34-81 16-19 91. MILWAUKEE (90) Middleton 5-9 0-0 10, Udoh 3-5 1-2 7, Henson 6-9 3-4 15, Knight 3-9 5-5 11, Mayo 6-13 0-0 14, Antetokounmpo 2-4 4-4 8, Ilyasova 1-7 1-2 3, Wolters 2-7 1-2 5, Neal 5-9 5-6 17, Raduljica 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-74 20-25 90. Chicago Milwaukee

26 21 1529—91 18 33 1821—90

3-Point Goals-Chicago 7-24 (Hinrich 3-9, Snell 2-6, Dunleavy 1-3, J.Butler 1-4, Augustin 0-2), Milwaukee 4-10 (Neal 2-4, Mayo 2-5, Ilyasova 0-1). 9).

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, Jan. 30. at the McHenry East Campus High School. The cost is $280 a team. Call the McHenry Parks & Recreation Department at 815363-2160 or check our website at www. ci.mchenry.il.us for more information.

BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with INF David Adams on a one-year contract and with RHP Travis Banwart, OF Matt Carson and RHP Tyler Cloyd on minor league contracts. DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Joba Chamberlain on a one-year contract. MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with OF Jason Kubel on a minor league contract. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with OF-1B Corey Hart on a one-year contract. Designated OF Travis Witherspoon for assignment. Acquired OF-1B Logan Morrison from Miami for RHP Carter Capps. National League CUBS — Claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from Minnesota (AL). ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Acquired OF Brandon Jacobs from the Chicago White Sox and RHP A.J. Schugel from the Los Angeles Angels as the players to be named in an earlier three-team trade. Acquired OF Todd Glaesmann from Tampa Bay to complete an earlier trade. MIAMI MARLINS — Named Ryan McCoy vice president, sales and service. NEW YORK METS — Traded RHP Seth Rosin to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Designated OF Corey Brown for assignment. Signed 1B Brock Peterson, RHP Manny Delcarmen and C Brian Jeroloman to minor league contracts. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Signed 1B Eli Sonoqui. Released RHP Joe Newby and INF Jorge Delgado KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed LHP Kristhiam Linares and INF Darrell Hudson. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Traded OF Austin Gallagher to Lancaster for a player to be named. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released RHP Matt Daly. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Released RHP Wes Roemer, RHP George Isabel and C Ryan Breen. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS - Sold the contract of LHP Anthony Collazo to Arizona (NL). Exercised the 2014 contract options on C Brian Erie, C Joe Solameno, 1B James Mallard, OF J.R. Higley, OF Ricardo Lizcano, OF John Schultz, OF Chris Elder, RHP Trevor Walch, RHP Robert Ramer, LHP Matt Zielinski, RHP Orlando Santos, RHP Evan Mott, LHP Mike Hanley, LHP Ryan Gibson, LHP Blake Monar, and LHP Jose Velez. Declined the option on INF Taylor Black. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed INF Ryan Soares to a contract extension. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BULLS — Agreed to terms with G D.J. Augustin. FOOTBALL National Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Released DE Jeremy Mincey. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Released WR Chad Hall and DT Jerrell Powe. NEW YORK JETS — Placed WR Stephen Hill on injured reserve. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Philadelphia F Brayden Schenn $2,230.77 for cross-checking Chicago F Kris Versteeg in a Dec. 11 game. Free agent F Jamal Mayers announced his retirement. DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled RW Patrick Eaves and C Luke Glendening from Grand Rapids (AHL). Assigned C Cory Emmerton to Grand Rapids. American Hockey League HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Signed F Maxime Macenauer to a one-year contract and D Nathan McIver to a 25-game professional try out contract. HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Acquired G Dov Grumet-Morris from San Antonio for future considerations. ECHL READING ROYALS — Announced G Riley Gill was been loaned to the team from Hershey (AHL). Announced G Brandon Anderson was recalled to Hershey. Signed G Josh Watson. STOCKTON THUNDER — Traded F Brayden Irwin to Greenville for D Lee Baldwin. Southern Professional Hockey League PEORIA RIVERMEN — Waived D Bryant Doerrsam. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS — Announced the retirement of F Mike Hominuck. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW — Traded a 2014 fourth-round draft pick to Chicago for rights to MF Daniel Paladini. D.C. UNITED — Announced F Conor Doyle was picked as a permanent transfer from Derby County (English Championship). NEW YORK RED BULLS — Acquired MF Bobby Convey and 2014 second-round pick from Toronto FC for a 2014 first-round draft pick and a 2016 third-round draft pick. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC — Acquired the rights to F Kenny Cooper and allocation money from FC Dallas for MF Adam Moffat. SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Acquired MF Sal Zizzo from Portland for allocation money. TORONTO FC — Signed F Gilberto as its second designated player.

COLLEGE DAYTON — Named Scott DeBolt senior associate director of athletics & director of UD Arena. MARQUETTE — Announced resignation of vice president and director of athletics Larry Williams.

GOLF PGA TOUR FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT C, Howell III/J. Leonard 33-31—64 -8 Sean O’Hair/Kenny Perry 33-31—64 -8 Harris English/M. Kuchar 34-30—64 -8 Retief Goosen/F. Jacobsen 32-35—67 -5 Chris DiMarco/B. Horschel 34-34—68 -4 J. Dufner/Dustin Johnson 36-32—68 -4 Rory Sabbatini/S. Verplank37-32—69 -3 Ian Poulter/Lee Westwood 37-33—70 -2 Jerry Kelly/Steve Stricker 36-35—71 -1 M. Calcvcch/C, Campbell 38-34—72 E Jonas Blixt/Greg Norman 38-34—72 E Graham DeLaet/Mike Weir 39-34—73 +1

WEBCOM La Quinta, Calif. Purse: $510,000 s-PGA West Stadium Course; Yardage: 7,300; Par: 72 (36-36) j-PGA West Jack Nicklaus Course; Yardage: 7,321; Par: 72 (36-36) Second Round Leaders (a-amatuer) Chris Epperson 65s-63j—128 Steve Saunders 67s-65j—132 Nathan Tyler 66s-66j—132 Andy Pope 68j-65s—133 Chris Parra 66s-68j—134 Scott Pinckney 68j-67s—135 Max Homa 72s-64j—136 Jonathan Fricke 65j-71s—136 Carlos Ortiz 70j-66s—136 Jason Millard 65j-71s—136 Chris Baker 70s-66j—136 Tony Finau 69s-67j—136 Brad Schneider 67j-69s—136 Manuel Villegas 70j-67s—137 Carlos Sainz Jr 65j-72s—137 Bronson Burgoon 69s-68j—137 Brent Witcher 72s-65j—137 Josh Broadaway 67j-70s—137 Ryan Armour 68j-69s—137 Julian Etulain 73s-64j—137 Tyler McCumber 68j-69s—137 Steve Allan 72s-65j—137 a-Michael Kim 68j-69s—137 Kevin Johnson 68s-69j—137 Jeff Klauk 70s-68j—138 Roger Sloan 68j-70s—138 Josh Anderson 70s-68j—138 Darron Stiles 67j-71s—138 Derek Gillespie 71s-67j—138 Sam Beach 68j-70s—138 Jeff Gove 70s-68j—138 Jimmy Gunn 68j-70s—138 Justin Shin 64j-74s—138 Blayne Barber 67j-71s—138 Justin Hueber 69s-69j—138 Nick Taylor 69j-70s—139 Ted Purdy 68j-71s—139 Chase Wright 70j-69s—139 Devin Carrey 68j-71s—139 Brian Prouty 70j-69s—139 Jorge Fernandez-Valdes 72s-67j—139

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Harold Varner, III Cam Burke Jason Allred Abraham Ancer Roberto Diaz Mark Blakefield Sung Joon Park Jon Curran Casey Clendenon Justin Thomas Albin Choi Kyle Stough Colt Knost Andres Echavarria Matt Ryan Matt Hendrix Matt Fast Olin D. Browne, Jr. Neil Johnson Michael Hebert Garrett Osborn Jamison Sindelar Armando Favela Mark Brown Sunny Kim Steven Fox Frank Adams Zack Fischer Cole Howard Tyler Aldridge Tim O’Neal Joey McLister Si Woo Kim Jared Wolfe Brandon Bunn Joe Panzeri Scott Hend Trevor Murphy Sam Saunders Christian Brand Zach Fullerton Roger Tambellini Cyril Bouniol Jake Scott Jonathan Randolph Kevin Aylwin Trevor Fisher Jr Mark Hubbard a-Anthony Paolucci Eugene Wong David Skinns Kevin Penner Jordan Russell Mitch Krywulycz Nicholas Lindheim Zack Reeves Travis Bertoni James Sacheck Brent Long Brandon Harkins Chris Thompson Jose Toledo Brett Lederer Riley Wheeldon Chris B. Brown Mark Silvers Zack Sucher Vince India Derek Fathauer T.J. Vogel Tyler Weworski

69s-70j—139 67j-72s—139 72s-67j—139 70j-69s—139 71s-68j—139 70s-69j—139 72s-68j—140 70s-70j—140 70j-70s—140 67s-73j—140 69s-71j—140 70j-70s—140 69j-71s—140 71s-69j—140 72s-68j—140 71j-69s—140 69s-71j—140 71s-69j—140 68j-72s—140 73s-68j—141 69j-72s—141 72j-69s—141 70j-71s—141 71s-70j—141 68j-73s—141 69j-72s—141 73j-68s—141 75s-67j—142 73s-69j—142 70j-72s—142 71j-71s—142 71s-71j—142 73j-69s—142 71j-71s—142 72s-70j—142 70j-73s—143 70s-73j—143 69j-74s—143 68j-75s—143 73s-70j—143 73s-70j—143 72j-71s—143 74s-69j—143 71s-72j—143 73j-70s—143 73s-70j—143 72s-71j—143 73s-70j—143 71s-72j—143 73s-70j—143 72s-71j—143 75s-68j—143 70j-73s—143 73s-71j—144 76s-68j—144 73j-71s—144 72s-72j—144 74j-70s—144 71s-73j—144 75s-69j—144 69j-75s—144 70j-74s—144 72s-72j—144 74s-71j—145 74s-71j—145 72j-73s—145 73j-72s—145 74s-71j—145 76j-69s—145 69s-76j—145 71s-74j—145

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at Cleveland Noon FOX FM-105.9, AM-780 at Toronto 6 p.m. WGN AM-720

LOS ANGELES 6 p.m. WGN AM-720

TORONTO 7 p.m. CSN AM-1000

at Nashville 7 p.m. CSN AM-720 ORLANDO 7 p.m. WGN AM-1000

at Houston 8:30 p.m. WGN, ESPN AM-1000

at San Antonio 7 p.m. WCUU

HAMILTON 11 a.m. WCUU

ON TAP SATURDAY MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

TV/Radio BOXING 7 p.m.: Light heavyweights, Ryan Coyne (21-1-0)

vs. Lionell Thompson (14-2-0); heavyweights, Amir Mansour (19-0-0) vs. Kelvin Price (14-1-0), at Atlantic City, N.J., NBCSN

NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m.: Toronto at Bulls, CSN, AM-1000

NHL HOCKEY 6 p.m.: Blackhawks at Toronto, WGN, AM-720

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m.: NCAA, FCS, playoffs, quarterinals, Coastal Carolina at North Dakota State, ESPN 2 p.m.: Army vs. Navy, at Philadelphia, CBS 7 p.m.: Heisman Trophy Presentation, at New York, ESPN

EXTREME SPORTS 11 a.m.: Dew Tour, Mountain Championships, at Breckenridge, Colo. (same-day tape), NBC

GOLF 4:30 a.m.: European PGA Tour, The Nelson Mandela Championship, third round, at Mount Edgecombe, South Africa, TGC Noon: PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout, second round, at Naples, Fla., TGC 1 p.m.: PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout, second round, at Naples, Fla., NBC 3 p.m.: Father-Son Challenge, irst round, at Orlando, Fla. (same-day tape), NBC 10:30 p.m.: Asian Tour, Thailand Championship, inal round, at Bangkok, TGC

11 a.m.: Arizona at Michigan, CBS 11 a.m.: W. Kentucky at Louisville, ESPN2 11 a.m.: St. Peter’s at Seton Hall, FSN 1 p.m.: Tennessee at Wichita St. (INTRUST Bank

Arena), ESPN2 1 p.m.: Princeton at Penn State, BTN 2 p.m.: IUPUI at Marquette, FS1 2 p.m.: N. Illinois at UMass, NBCSN 2:15 p.m.: Notre Dame vs. Indiana, at Indianapolis, ESPN 3 p.m.: Michigan St. vs. Oakland, at Auburn Hills, Mich., ESPN2 3 p.m.: Arkansas St. at Nebraska, BTN 4 p.m.: Tulsa at Oklahoma, FSN 4:15 p.m.: Kentucky at North Carolina, ESPN 5 p.m.: Butler vs. Purdue, at Indianapolis, BTN 6 p.m.: New Mexico vs. Kansas, at Kansas City, Mo., ESPN2 7 p.m.: Cincinnati vs. Xavier, at Cincinnati (U.S. Bank Arena), FS1 7:15 p.m.: North Dakota St. at Ohio State, BTN 8 p.m.: Illinois vs. Oregon, at Portland, Ore., ESPN2

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 7 p.m.: UFC, champion Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1) vs. Joseph Benavidez (19-3-0), for lyweight title, at Sacramento, Calif., FOX

SOCCER 6:40 a.m.: Premier League, Arsenal at Manchester

City, NBCSN 8:55 a.m.: Premier League, Crystal Palace at Chelsea,

NBCSN 11:25 a.m.: Premier League, Stoke City at Hull City,

NBCSN

FOOTBALL Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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 3 0 .786 535 Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 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 372 224 311 337

x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday, Dec. 12 San Diego 27, Denver 20 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.

COLLEGE BOWL SCHEDULE Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 2:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 3 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 2:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 5:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 10:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 2:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 5:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 11:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 1 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), noon (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), noon (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (102), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 3 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 3 p.m. (NFLN)

BETTING ODDS GLANTZ-CULVER LINE FAVORITE Navy-x

NCAA Football PTS O/U UNDERDOG 12½ (52) Army

x-at Philadelphia NFL Sunday FAVORITE TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Bears 1 (44½) at Cleveland at Atlanta 7 (50) Washington San Francisco 5 (41) at Tampa Bay Arizona 2½ (42) at Tennessee New Orleans 6 (47½) at St. Louis Seattle 7 (41½) at N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis 5½ (45½) Houston Buffalo 2 (43) at Jacksonville New England 1 (45½) at Miami Philadelphia 5½ (51½) at Minnesota at Carolina 11 (40½) N.Y. Jets Kansas City 4½ (41½) at Oakland at Dallas OFF (OFF) Green Bay Cincinnati 2½ (41) at Pittsburgh Monday at Detroit 5½ (48) Baltimore Off Key Green Bay QB questionable NCAA Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG VCU 5 at N. Iowa at Pittsburgh 19 Youngstown St. Arizona 1½ at Michigan at Louisville 22½ W. Kentucky at Valparaiso 9 Loyola Marymount at Dayton 18 Cent. Michigan at Penn St. 4½ Princeton at Georgia St. 7 Old Dominion at Maryland 18 FAU Wichita St.-a 6½ Tennessee Oklahoma St.-b 11 Louisiana Tech at UMass 24 N. Illinois Indiana-c 1 Notre Dame at Nebraska 10 Arkansas St. Michigan St. 19½ Oakland-d at Air Force 8½ UC Riverside at Mississippi 8½ Middle Tenn. at Oklahoma 11½ Tulsa at North Carolina 3½ Kentucky at California 16 Fresno St. at Boise St. 2½ Saint Mary’s (Cal) Butler-c 3 Purdue NC State-e 13½ Detroit Kansas-f 5 New Mexico West Virginia-g 10 Marshall at La.-Lafayette 10½ Houston Cincinnati-h 2 Xavier at LSU 19 La.-Monroe at Texas 17½ Texas St. at Stanford 18 UC Davis Oregon-i 5½ Illinois Gonzaga-j 14½ South Alabama BYU 2½ at Utah at Seton Hall 14½ St. Peter’s at Wisconsin 16 E. Kentucky at Iona 7 St. Bonaventure at Marquette 22 IUPUI at Rutgers 11 UNC Greensboro at Dartmouth 9½ Jacksonville St. at Washington 13½ Idaho St. Belmont 2 at S. Dakota St. at Nevada 6½ Nebraska-Omaha at IPFW 13 SIU-Edwardsville at Clemson 18½ Furman UNLV 18½ at S. Utah at Saint Louis 19½ Wofford at SE Missouri 9½ Ill.-Chicago Green Bay 7 at South Dakota at Ohio St. 12½ N. Dakota St. at Drake 1 New Mexico St. a-at INTRUST Bank Arena b-at Oklahoma City c-at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis d-at Auburn Hills, Mich. e-at Reynolds Coliseum f-at Kansas City, Mo. g-at Charleston, W.Va. h-at U.S. Bank Arena i-at Portland, Ore. j-at Seattle

FAVORITE at Bulls at Charlotte L.A. Clippers at Miami at New York Portland at Dallas San Antonio

NBA LINE O/U UNDERDOG 4½ (183) Toronto 3 (196½) L.A. Lakers 4½ (197) at Wash, 13½ (196½) Cleveland 2 (193) Atlanta 8½ (212½) at Phildlpha 11 (196½) Milwaukee 9½ (200) at Utah

FAVORITE Blackhawks Los Angeles at Buffalo at Winnipeg at New Jersey St. Louis Pittsburgh Montreal at Phoenix San Jose at Colorado at Vancouver

NHL LINE UNDERDOG LINE -175 at Toronto +155 -135 at Ottawa +115 -115 Calgary -105 -120 Dallas +100 -115 Tampa Bay -105 -165 at Columbus +145 -115 at Detroit -105 -140at N.Y. Islanders +120 -170 Carolina +150 -170 at Nashville +150 -140 Minnesota +120 -120 Boston +100


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Ruth Ann’s Sweets owner Ann Grenevitch (left) takes an order for Shanna Workman of Hampshire and her daughter, Emma, on Wednesday in Huntley. The bakery opened Nov. 7 and offers baked goods, coffee, tea and specialized orders.

Baking up business Ruth Ann’s Sweets offers full range of goodies By KEVIN P. CRAVER kcraver@shawmedia.com HUNTLEY – As Ruth Ann’s Sweets owner Ann Grenevitch boxed a cake for a customer, she heard the magic words that small-business owners love, and one of the reasons she chose Huntley to set up shop. “I’ll be back, girls. It’s hard to find a bakery around here.” Grenevitch, of Union, opened her bakery last month. It offers a full range of goods, such as cakes, cookies, pies, muffins and rolls, and a comfortable seating area allows customers to sit and enjoy their purchases with coffee. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the bakery offers artisan breads, and like any bakery, it can whip up special-order pies, cakes and other goodies for special events. Grenevitch’s skill at baking comes from a lifetime of knowledge passed from her late mother, Ruth, whose expertise is reflected in the bakery’s name. As for the business aspect, Grenevitch has a master’s of business administration from North Central College in Naperville. She has taught baking and business as a marketing professor at Kendall College in Chicago and by teaching cake decorating at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft in Algonquin. However, Grenevitch always wanted to turn her “extreme love of baking” into a business. “I knew I wanted to have my own business. I knew that was something I wanted to try and do, and I felt there was a need in the community,” Grenevitch said. “It was just something I could be very passionate about. Ev-

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Ruth Ann’s Sweets in Huntley offers cinnamon rolls.

Ruth Ann’s Sweets What: A Huntley bakery and community gathering place Where: 10876 N. Route 47, Huntley Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday Information: Call 847-802-4510, email ruthannsllc@gmail.com, visit them on the web at www.ruthanns.net, or friend them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ruthannsweets erybody has a passion, and they have to figure out what it is.” Grenevitch, who employs three, said business has been good and she has received a warm welcome from

Huntley residents, who she said are happy to now have a local bakery. Grenevitch designed its layout to accommodate on-the-go shoppers and customers who want to stay. Cinnamon rolls, chocolate and berry croissants, lemon bars, danishes, Christmas cookies and coffee cake call out for purchase behind large glass cases. Wooden tables and an electronic fireplace invite people to sit and read, play games or chat. On the back wall is the slogan, “Live the life you have imagined.” “I feel like I live in Huntley. Being close to home helps a lot, and being the only bakery in Huntley helps from an economic standpoint. I think that things happen for a reason,” Grenevitch said.

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ALGONQUIN – Fuddruckers opened Friday in Algonquin Commons, replacing Cheeseburger in Paradise. The Jimmy Buffett-themed Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant and bar closed in October. Houston-based Luby’s Inc. operates restaurants under the brands Luby’s Cafeteria, Fuddruckers and Cheeseburger in Paradise. “Algonquin is an important market for us, and we are committed to being a part of this community,” Peter Tropoli, chief operating officer of Luby’s Inc., said in a news release. “In fact, our involvement here since purchasing Cheeseburger in Paradise is what led us to realize that the family-oriented dynamics of this location were better suited to Fuddruckers.” Fuddruckers, which uses the trademarked slogan “World’s Greatest Hamburgers,” grills one-third, one-half, two-thirds and one-pound beef patties to order and has a build-your-own area stocked with toppings such as tomatoes, lettuce, onions, dill pickles, pico de gallo, Fudds cheese sauce and other condiments. Luby’s Fuddruckers restaurants include 63 companyoperated locations and 116 franchises in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, according to the company’s website. It has restaurants in Schaumburg, Highland Park, Downers Grove North, Calumet City and Matteson.

SAN FRANCISCO – This might be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has dawdled. Smartphone and software makers are working on ways to snap out of this technological lull, although it probably will be at least another year or two before breakthroughs revolutionize the design and function of mobile computing devices. In a foreshadowing of things to come, LG Electronics Inc. is boasting about the G Flex, a new phone with a curved display. Previously available in Korea and Singapore, the concave device arrived in Hong Kong on Friday. “We want to claim this as the future of smart devices,” Ramchan Woo, the head of LG’s mobile product planning division, said during a recent demonstration in San Francisco. If such visions are realized, smartphones and tablets will be equipped with display screens that can be rolled up like a scroll or folded like a wallet. Making the devices even easier to carry around will be important if software makers want to deepen the bond between people and their phones. That could happen as smarter tracking tools and voice-recognition technology let smartphones understand habits and thoughts like a family member. The future smartphone “will be small enough to carry with you at all times without thinking about it, and it will be essential enough that you won’t want to get rid of it,” Silicon Valley futurist Paul Saffo said. “It will become a context engine. It will be aware of where it is, where you are going and what you need.” The G Flex provides a peek at the shape of things to

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LG Electronics’ smartphone G Flex is displayed during a media event last month at its head office in Seoul, South Korea. LG Electronics Inc. is boasting about the G Flex, a new phone with a curved display. come. Despite its name, the G Flex isn’t pliable. The device is slightly bowed from top to bottom, allowing it to curve toward a person’s mouth when used for phone calls. It also has a curved battery, something LG said is a first for smartphones. LG applied a “self-healing” protective coat on the G Flex to automatically repair any minor scratches. More than anything, the G Flex is meant to begin the smartphone’s evolution from the primitive state of flat screens. In theory, the curved-screen technology will lead to bendable screens, which will then pave the way to foldable screens. If that progression plays out, it would be possible to fold a larger smartphone so it can easily fit into a pocket.

See SMARTPHONES, page E2

CRYSTAL LAKE – Torqeedo recently revamped and expanded its service center. Torqeedo, an electric outboard motor company, can repair and troubleshoot eight to 10 motors a day in its new space, 171 Erick St., Unit A-1, Crystal Lake. The service center also holds more than 5,000 spare parts and an indoor testing facility, with another on the way. “Our new center and computer system is a full-circle, one-stop shop for service and parts,” said Sven Kirchhoff, Torqeedo service and quality manager. “Our customers are always our highest priority. This new system helps makes the entire process, from receiving the motor to shipping it back to the customer, even more efficient.” Torqeedo has 12 certified service centers throughout the U.S. and two in Canada.

Meyer wins McHenry’s 2013 Frank E. Low Award McHENRY – Joe Meyer won the 2013 Frank E. Low Award, the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce’s highest honor accorded to an individual for distinguished community service. Meyer will be presented with the Frank E. Low Award at the Chamber’s annual dinner dance Jan. 25 at D’Andrea Banquets & Conference Center. Meyer has been coaching youth basketball for the past 20 years and is still coaching the eighth-grade Travelers team. He served on the Travelers team board for 10 years. Meyer volunteers his time to get all of the sponsors for the teams in the McHenry Baseball Association, and he secures the volunteers for coaching. Meyer has spent 15 years on the Fiesta Days Committee, assisting the McHenry Area Chamber with this community event, and he has helped the Rotary Blues Brews and BBQ for the past two years.

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8IN BRIEF Gov. Quinn announces manufacturing project CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn and University of Illinois officials have announced an effort to bring research and technical resources to Illinois manufacturers. The newly launched Illinois Manufacturing Lab was announced Friday. It will start with pilot projects at 10 Illinois companies, targeting solutions to manufacturing challenges. Crain’s Chicago Business reported that the state is committing $5 million to the effort and University of Illinois trustees are expected to vote on matching funds for the project. UI Labs is the umbrella organization for the initiative. The manufacturers involved in the pilot projects are Chicago-based Gold Eagle, Addison-based SWD Inc., Chicago-based Transco Products, Dixon-based Raynor Manufacturing, Congervillebased Premier Fabrication, Pekin-based Excel Foundry, Batavia-based Tek Pak, Streamwood-based Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Lake Zurich-based Morgan Bronze Products and Wheeling-based Numerical Precision.

Wholesale costs fall for 3rd month on cheap gas WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesale prices dropped in November for the third consecutive month, pushed down again by cheaper gasoline and lower home heating oil costs. But excluding volatile energy costs, inflation was mostly stable. The producer price index, which measures prices before they reach the consumer, declined 0.1 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. This comes after similar decreases in October and September. Overall wholesale prices have risen only 0.7 percent in the past 12 months. Excluding energy and food prices, so-called core wholesale prices increased 0.1 percent in November and 1.3 percent over the past 12 months.

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Motorola CEO talks about global vision By ANICK JESDANUN The Associated Press NEW YORK – Google’s $12.4 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility was widely seen as a way for Google to acquire patents to defend its Android operating system from intellectual property lawsuits. Yet Motorola hasn’t given up on making phones. In August, it started selling the Moto X, the first smartphone assembled in the United States. Last month, the Moto G came out, targeted at budget-conscious Americans and people in emerging markets. Even with its new phone lineup, Motorola remains in transition. Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, a Google veteran who took the helm in May 2012 with the Internet company’s takeover, sat down with The Associated Press to talk about Motorola, its products and its vision for making the Internet affordable and accessible to everyone. Questions and answers have been edited for length. Q: A lot of people know Motorola for early cellphones and the Razr line. Today, how would you describe Motorola? A: Our product is not necessarily the hardware, but the mobile Web. Our mission is to provide access to hundreds of millions of people, if not billions over time, to mobile services. With Moto G, you’re starting to see the strategy. You have a product that spec for spec does stand up to an

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Google’s Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside. iPhone at one-fourth the price. Q: Why couldn’t Motorola as a standalone company move in that direction? A: Google gives Motorola a couple [of] things. One is that willingness to have a long-term vision that’s bold, and really encouraging us to have that vision, and giving us the capital to make the transition. You also have to [believe in] the long-run value of having everybody connected on high-quality devices that can access all the services that we’re used to. Only Google has that

long-term mindset. Q: Where does Google end and Motorola begin? A: Although Google is our shareholder, Motorola is going to operate independently. Our [technology] systems are separate. That actually imposes costs on us. We’d love to be able to leverage Google’s data centers and internal tools. But because Android is a platform available to all [phone makers], if we had any IT access, that independence could be breached. We get the code for the next-version Android at the same time as everybody else. Sometimes it’s frustrating, because you actually want to do more. Q: What’s been the biggest headache in incorporating the two companies? A: The expectations are really high. You have people at Motorola who expect, now that Google owns us, we’re going to do everything together. You have outsiders who expect a completely different software or hardware strategy because the companies are now together. Another challenge is more internal. Managing the cultural shift from a company that had been very engineering-led and driven, but not as consumer-led and driven as we want to become. Q: Even though you can’t get the Android software early from Google, are there things you can get from it? A: Our approach to communication with consumers is a good example.

In our industry, the people who build the products tend not to use social networks. Our product managers are doing that. The product managers of Google, typically they’re very active in ... direct dialogue with consumers to understand the market and understand people. We’ve done several of these international excursions where we take fairly junior product managers [and] have them literally live with normal people and understand how our consumers using their devices. Q: What early signs [are you] seeing in what people are going to be wanting from their smartphones? A: Phones break. They’re glass. That’s likely to change in the next 24 months, as plastic becomes more present and producible. You’ll be speaking to [the] phone, asking it to do things, and it will be responding and actually doing what you intend, as opposed to you reading a command line. Wearables are obviously an area that’s of interest. No one has really come up with the killer-use case that defines what that means and how that works. Q: Who would you consider your closest competitor? A: Apple, Samsung. They’ve shown, especially Samsung, that marketing can really create a product and a phenomenon. We’re never going to have the money that they have to market our products.

More flexible phones make for manufacturing challenges different concepts, according to two analysts who saw prototypes of what’s in the company’s product pipeline during last month’s meetings. Reporters weren’t given a chance to see the prototypes. One featured a tablet-sized display panel that could be folded in half in the screen’s midsection, according to the analysts. The display was thin and could be folded in only one direction. The rest of the panel was firm and flat, the analysts said. Another version had a more flexible screen capable of bending anywhere. An Apple Inc. blueprint for making a device with a curved display was granted a U.S. patent this week, a development likely to feed recent speculation that the iPhone maker is working on a concave model. Apple declined to comment. Other device makers might show off products with curved screens in Las Vegas next month at CES, where tech companies often unveil their latest innovations. Building smartphones with more pliable screens will pose several challenges for manufacturers. The battery, smartphone chips and other key components will have to become flexible, too, so they can bend with the device. Flexible screens also will probably be made of plastic, a material more likely to

• SMARTPHONES Continued from page E1 For now, though, the G Flex’s size makes it too cumbersome for most people to lug around. It has a 6-inch screen, measured diagonally, making it among the largest phones out there. The cost also will limit its appeal. LG introduced the G Flex in its home country of South Korea last month for $940. LG wants to sell the G Flex in the U.S., but hasn’t set a date or price or reached distribution deals with any wireless carriers. Another Korean company, Samsung Electronics Inc., also is selling a concave smartphone there. Unlike the G Flex’s vertical bow, Samsung’s Galaxy Round curves horizontally from left to right when it’s held upright. With a price tag of about $1,000, the phone is more an expensive novelty than a mainstream product. Like LG, Samsung is setting the stage for bigger things to come. Samsung Vice Chairman Kwon Ohhyun told analysts last month that the company believes it can produce a mobile device with a foldable display by 2015. Samsung appears to be working on two slightly

degrade or fail when exposed to high temperatures, oxygen or water. The push to turn smartphones into more intelligent devices appears to be further along than the attempts to transform the display screens. Apple and Google Inc., the maker of the Android operating system and the world’s dominant search engine, already offer voice recognition technology and virtual assistants that enable smartphones to engage in rudimentary conversations and offer helpful tips. The ultimate goal is for smartphones to become so intuitive and efficient that they reflexively cater to their owners’ needs. “You’ll be speaking to the phone, asking it to do things, and it will be responding and actually doing what you intend,” said Dennis Woodside, CEO of Google’s device-making subsidiary, Motorola Mobility. The technological advances could border on the supernatural, IDC analyst Ramon Llamas said. He expects the future relationship between people and their phones to be akin to fictional billionaire Tony Stark’s connection with the computer-controlled armor that he dons to become Iron Man, a comic-book hero popularized in a trilogy of movies starring Robert Downey Jr.

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By PHILLIP ALDER Newspaper Enterprise Association

George Bernard Shaw said, “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” At the bridge table, we make a lot of mistakes. But with luck, as we gain experience, we make fewer of them. This week, we have been handling the trump suit. Here is one last example -- let’s get it right! West leads the diamond king against six spades. How should declarer plan the play? The South hand is very honorable, with, in Chicago and rubber-bridge scoring, 150 in aces and 150 in spades. It also has 11 winners. Can partner produce an extra trick or two? In this auction, South’s jump to three spades showed a solid suit, set that suit as trumps, and asked partner if he had anything. North’s raise to four spades denied an ace or a king. South’s leap to six spades was understandable, although risky with those two losing diamonds. South must discard one diamond from the dummy

on his third top heart and ruff his last diamond in the dummy. He wins with his diamond ace, cashes the three top hearts, and exits with a diamond. He takes the next trick and ruffs his last diamond with dummy’s spade eight, so there’s no risk of an overruff. Then he draws trumps and claims. Finally, note that this is one deal in which the very bad trump split was lucky. If West had been able to lead a trump, and the defender who took the diamond trick could have led another trump, the slam would have failed.

Contact Phillip Alder at pdabridge@prodigy.net.


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Aptar Cary has an opportunity for a person experienced in a lab environment and testing, data collection, interpreting test data, and developing lab reports in Word or Excel. If you meet experience requirements, send resume to rob.revak@aptar.com. Aptar - Cary, Illinois EOEMF

FT positions needed for Algonquin internal medicine practice. Experience required. Fax resume to: 847-458-2079

MAINTENANCE HVAC-R experience (EPA license) required with BAS background. Full time. Min. $22.29/hr plus excellent benefits. Apply at 227 West Judd St., Woodstock or call: 815-337-5144. EOE

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NEWSPAPER DISTRIBUTION ACI Midwest is seeking qualified applicants for full and part-time positions to assist in the distribution of local newspapers in Kane, DeKalb & McHenry counties.

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District Assistant District Assistant will assist in all aspects of the daily distribution of the newspaper, including the delivery of open routes, ride-alongs with Independent Contractors and assisting with service issue. Typical work schedule begins at 1 am. This is an hourly position with mileage reimbursement. Must have reliable transportation, proof of insurance and valid driver license. ACI Midwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit resume and work history to: dstamper@acicirculation.com

Social Service

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:

ALLENDALE ASSOCIATION Attn: HR Dept, P.O. Box 1088, Lake Villa, IL 60046 Fax: 847-356-0290 AA/EEO www.allendale4kids.org

Winter Break Daycare Avail. 815-347-5766

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WOODSTOCK

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IRISH PRAIRIE APTS

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

Woodstock WINTER SPECIAL 2BR APTS Starting @ $730 Autumnwood Apt.

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

Elevator Building 815-334-9380 www.cunat.com

MCHENRY QUIET BUILDING 1BR/$700 & 2BR/$800. Heat, water incl. NO PETS. Sec. Dep. Req. New Lndry 815-382-6418 leave VM

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

Appls, W/D, patio/deck, private ent, $745-$875. 815-482-8163

HUNTLEY 1 BEDROOM

Woodstock 2 story TH, 2BR, 1.5BA, bsmnt, gar., no pets, sec. dep., lease $875+utilities 815-347-0349

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

Crystal Lake 1BR $760

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

Clerical

SCHOOL SECRETARY Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility, is seeking a Secretary for our Educational Services Division. Responsibilities include answering telephones, visitor processing, clerical support, data entry and statistical reports. Requirements include a high school diploma, two years secretarial experience, MS Office (Word, Excel, & Access) data entry proficiency, and keyboarding skills @ 55 wpm. 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:

ALLENDALE ASSOCIATION Attn: HR Dept, P.O. Box 1088, Lake Villa, IL 60046 Fax: 847-356-0290 AA/EEO www.allendale4kids.org Special Education

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:

ALLENDALE ASSOCIATION Attn: HR Dept, P.O. Box 1088, Lake Villa, IL 60046 Fax: 847-356-0290 AA/EEO www.allendale4kids.org

LINE AD DEADLINE: Tues-Fri: 3pm day prior, Sat: 2pm Fri, Sun-Mon: 5pm Fri OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm PHONE: 815-455-4800

Marengo 2 & 3BR, 2.5 BA, 2 car gar., $950-$1075/mo. Broker Owned 815-347-1712

McCullom Lake Cute 2BR, 1BA 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 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

Attached garage, pets welcome. $1200/mo. 815-759-8533 McHenry Beautiful Winding Creek 3 bed, 2 ba tri-level, large living room and family room with a 2.5 att garage and fenced yard at: 217 Village Trail. Long term lease. $1,395 mo. Land Management Properties 815-678-4771 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

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

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

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

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

MCHENRY 3-5BR, 2-3BA

HEBRON 2BR CONDO'S

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

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

MCHENRY 3BR. 1.5BA

Rev Anne 847-431-4014 Special on Weddings Before End of 2013

ALGONQUIN - 2 BEDROOM

Wonder Lake - West Side

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

FREE Pool & Fitness Center

MCHENRY - ROUTE 31

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ILLINOIS CONCEALED CARRY CLASSES Professional firearm training will qualify you for for the new Illinois CC permit. Train on an 80 acre country setting 15 minutes north of McHenry. Instructor is NRA certified pistol, NRA range safety officer, Utah certified CC instructor, former law enforcement officer with 50 years of pistol experience. More info: www.jonesandassociatesconcealedcarry.com

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

Studio, 1 & 2 Bedrooms

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

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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

$710

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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

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ALL HOME REPAIRS

Repaired and Re-Stretched

We are looking for experienced and dedicated professionals to assume these key positions on our nursing team.

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

Fast growing community bank is seeking to immediately fill the following position. Detail oriented, friendly, flexible person with a positive attitude is desired for this opportunity in our fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Competitive wages commensurate with experience - credit and background checks required.

Physical Therapist and Physicians Assistant

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Island Lake Luxury Apt. 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

WOODSTOCK

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Affordable Apts. Garage Included

Marengo Large 4BR, 2 Full BA

Large kitchen, WD, large backyard deck, fenced-in yrd, 2 car gar. Pets OK, $1100/mo. 815-354-0386

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Education

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility is currently seeking to hire full time Special Education Teachers for the 2009 school year in our Educational Services Program. Positions are currently available at our LINC Program located in Woodstock, IL and at our main campus located in Lake Villa, IL. Candidate must have an LBS I or LBS II teaching certification. Responsibilities include coordinating, overseeing, and providing individual/group educational instruction to students within the treatment program. Also provides direction to Teacher Aides. 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:

ALLENDALE ASSOCIATION Attn: HR Dept, P.O. Box 1088, Lake Villa, IL 60046 Fax: 847-356-0290 AA/EEO www.allendale4kids.org

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.

Woodstock ranch 2BR, 2BA, bsmnt, gar., no pets, sec. dep., lease, $900+utils 815-347-0349 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

WOODSTOCK 3 BEDROOM 1.5 Bath, A/C, Stove, Refrigerator, Garage, No Pets. Broker Owned. 847-683-7944 HURRY!!

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

CARY 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH

2 Car Garage, Pet Friendly Free Health Club Membership.

815-363-5919 or 815-363-0322 McHenry/Ringwood, 2 BR, 1 BA, Fin. Bsmt. with Fplc., Possible 3rd Br., 1st & Last Mo. Sec. $1175/mo 847-812-1927 Richmond Just north in Genoa City (Nippersink Manor) On a Country Acre 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath 2 story home with finished family room in basement. Both 1.5 & 2.5 det garage, 2 fireplaces. $1295 mo. Land Management Properties 815-678-4771 WONDER LAKE LARGE 2 STORY 3 bedroom, fenced in yard, 2 car garage, $1350/mo. 815-509-5679

Wonder Lake ~ 2 Bedroom

1 bath, bonus room, pets OK with deposit, $650 + sec. Mgr Broker Owned. Shawn 224-577-5521 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 Woodstock 2 & 3BR, new paint, fenced yard, 2 car gar., $850 & UP Broker Owned 815-347-1712

W/D, D/W, garage, $975/mo+sec. 847-899-7587 Crystal Lake - Nice & super clean 4BD w/full fin bsmt. Prairie Ridge High School. Short term lease ok. $1500/mo. B&W 815-347-7452

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

Crystal Lake 3 Bedroom Ranch 2 bath, finished basement, large fenced yard, 1 car garage, no pets. $1400/mo. 815-236-7191

Crystal Lake 4BR On Fox River 200 ft waterfront, boat, dock, deck. 1.5 ac, 2BA, new carpet, tile, C/A. $1395/mo. 708-296-4476

Crystal Lake CHEAP & CLEAN Office Suite. 300 SF.

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

CRYSTAL LAKE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOME, 3 BEDROOMS, 1.5 BATHS, 2.5 CAR GARAGE, 1.5 ACRES, $1800/MO. 815-529-7885 Crystal Lake Move In Ready 3BR 1BA Ranch in quiet neighborhood. Appl,1.5 car garage, Prairie Grove schools, $1250. 847-833-5104

Huntley Northbridge Sub. 3600 sf, cul-de-sac, 4BR, 2.5BA, htd 3 car, frplc, bsmt, patio/porch. $2500/mo. 847-648-9230

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

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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Education

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST The Allendale Association, a multi-service child welfare agency seeks a part time (6 - 10 hours per week) Speech Therapist for our day education treatment program located in Woodstock, IL. Candidate will provide individual and group therapy to students with communicative disorders & consultation to classroom teachers and will also conduct speech and language screenings and evaluations. Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology required. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits & an education assistance plan. Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download application and send with a copy of your resume to:

ALLENDALE ASSOCIATION Attn: HR Dept, P.O. Box 1088, Lake Villa, IL 60046 Fax: 847-356-0290 AA/EEO www.allendale4kids.org

EMAIL: classified@shawsuburban.com, helpwanted@shawsuburban.com ONLINE: www.nwherald.com/classified FAX: 815-477-8898


CLASSIFIED

Page E4 • Saturday, December 14, 2013 WONDER LAKE Updated Kitchen. $800. Linda Clark Prudential First Realty 815-236-2934

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

tices or publication notices of the proceedings in this case, including the filing of a petition to terminate parental rights. Now, unless you appear at the hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and an order of judgment entered. December 10, 2013 /s/ Katherine M. Keefe (Clerk of the Circuit Court)

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

(Published in the Northwest Herald December 14, 2013. #A2398)

RIVER FOREST, IL 60305 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.

pr Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court (Published in the Northwest Herald December 14, 21, 28, 2013. #A2403)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF

Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com

THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY-IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of LEONIDAS JOHN ALTENO Deceased Case No. 13PR000292 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of: LEONIDAS JOHN ALTENO of: WOODSTOCK, IL Letters of office were issued on:

11/18/2013 to: Representative: ANNA MARIE ALTENO 19316 FRANK CT WOODSTOCK, IL 60098-9139 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

pub 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.

Clerk of the Circuit Court (Published in the Northwest Herald December 7, 14, 21, 2013. #A2367)

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS/PROPOSALS McHenry County will accept sealed bids for BID # 14-10 PROVIDE FIRE CAULK INSTALLATION FOR VALLEY HI NURSING HOME due January 8, 2014, at 2:00 PM

/s/ Katherine M. Keefe

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF GREGORY GERARD KLOSS, a Minor, by GREGORY BLIZNICK, Parent or Guardian, FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. 13 MR 613

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION (MINOR)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, ILLINOIS McHENRY COUNTY, JUVENILE DIVISION

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IN THE INTEREST OF HERIBERTO HOWELL, MARIO TINOCO-HOWELL, LILIA TINOCO No. 11 JA 55 11 JA 54 11 JA 53

Dated at Woodstock, November 27, 2013.

NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Mario Tinoco Alcaraz, and any unknown Fathers and to All Whom It May Concern: Take notice that on August 10, 2011, abuse and neglect petitions were filed under the Juvenile Court Act by ASSISTANT STATE'S ATTORNEY, in the circuit court of McHenry county entitled 'In the interest of HERIBERTO HOWELL, a minor', 'In the interest of MARIO TINOCOHOWELL, a minor', and 'In the Interest of LILIA TINOCO, a minor' and that December 8, 2011, at the McHenry County Government Center, Woodstock, Illinois, in room 101 in the courtroom of Judge MAUREEN P. MCINTYRE, an adjudicatory hearing was conducted and found the minors Neglected. On December 5, 2013, a Motion for Termination of Parental Rights was filed with the Court of the 22nd Circuit of McHenry County, and is now pending. This cause shall be heard on January 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. THE COURT HAS AUTHORITY IN THIS PROCEEDING TO TAKE FROM YOU THE CUSTODY AND GUARDIANSHIP OF THE MINORS, AND TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS, A GUARDIAN WAS APPOINTED WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION. YOU MAY LOSE ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILDREN. IF THE PETITION REQUESTS THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS, AND THE APPOINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION, YOU MAY LOSE ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILDREN. UNLESS YOU APPEAR, you will not be entitled to further written no-

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AL PIEMONTE CHEVROLET

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4 months - Female Dachshund/Terrier Mix Faith and her sister Holly are looking for their forever homes. They will be under 20lbs when full grown. Call 815-355-9589 to meet them.

2 year female Black and White DLH My Adoption fee has been paid forward! I am sweet and playful and super affectionate and cuddly on my own terms. I need to be an only pet

3 month old Shep/ Hound mix Violet and Marigold are sisters looking for loving, forever homes! They are available to be adopted separately or together. If adopted together, there is a discount on the adoption fee.

A Heart For Animals THELMA + LOUISE

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SIERRA

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14 weeks old! 14 week old sisters that would love to cuddle up with you! Discounted adoption fee when you adopt both!

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HAPPY

SPARKLES

2 year old Female DSH Calico If only this picture was in color you would see how absolutely beautiful I am. Amazingly affectionate and cuddly!

MARIGOLD

847-868-2432 www.aheartforanimals.org RAINA

3 year old lab mix Female 3 year old lab mix girl. Sweet as pie lady who loves to give gentle kisses and snuggles. Haven't heard her bark. She will make a great addition to any family!

On Angels’ Wings Pet Rescue Crystal Lake

www.OnAngelsWingsinc.org • 224-688-9739

PEARL

Domestic medium-hair - Kitten Pearl is quite an adorable kitten looking to give a special family all the joy and smiles they can handle.

Domestic short-hair - Kitten Come meet Bella and some of her friends at the Petco in McHenry from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

BELLA

815-728-1462 FIONA

Fiona is a 3 month old short hair classic tabby spayed female kitten. Social, active and playful. See Fiona at the McHenry Petco Sat. 12/14 from 11 til 2.

FRED

PEACH PIT

Fred is a 3 month old short hair swirl dark tabby neutered male kitten. Sweet, playful and social. See Fred and his 6 littermates Sat. 12/14 at the McHenry Petsmart from 11 til 2.

Peach Pit is a 3 month old spayed short hair silver tabby/dilute tortoiseshell spayed kitten. Social, playful and cuddly. See Peach Pit at the Algonquin Petsmart.

Animal Outreach Society www.animaloutreachsociety.org

815-385-0005

M,T,Th,F 10:30-4:30; W 10:30-6:30; Sat 10-2:30

3 month old Shep/Hound mix These picures do not do the girls justice – they are just gorgeous! Help us find their forever homes in time for the holidays!

American Staffordshire - baby Happy came to Pets In Need from Waukegan Animal Control, where she was found as a stray. Her name says it all... she is one Happy girl! She would love a chance to show you how great a girl she is.

P.O. Box 58 • Ringwood, IL 60072 e-mail: pincare@earthlink.net

We are at the Crystal Lake Petsmart every Saturday from 11:00am to 1pm.

815-459-6222 • mcac.petfinder.com

10 weeks old! 4 Doberman/border collie mix pups- cute as can be puppies need homes for the holiday!

800/720-7036 Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

McHenry County Department of Health Animal Control Division 100 N. Virginia St. • Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Adoption Hours:

DOBERMAN/BORDER COLLIES

BILL JACOBS VOLKSWAGEN 2211 Aurora Avenue • Naperville, IL

MOTOR WERKS PORCHE

www.knauzlandrover.com

www.billjacobs.com

CALL FOR THE LOWEST PRICES IN CHICAGOLAND

815-455-9411

VIOLET

www.andersoncars.com

www.libertyvillemitsubishi.com

1051 W. Higgins • Hoffman Estates, IL

www.oharehyundai.com

www.assisi.org • Email: info@assisi.org

Join us for Pet Pictures with Santa! Saturday, Dec. 14th, 11am to 2pm We will be hosting this at both Petsmart locations in Algonquin (on Randall Rd in the Algonquin Commons Shopping area) and Rockford (on State St.).

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

888/682-4485

847/816-6660

800/731-5760

888/471-1219 www.gurneedodge.com

LIBERTYVILLE MITSUBISHI

300 East Ogden Ave. • Hinsdale, IL

815/385-7220

8 month old female OrangeTabby DSH Kim and her sister Stephanie were not being cared for so we took them in. They are almost identical and very loving too. Unwanted so Unbelievable!

COCO

www.paulytoyota.com

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

847/604-8100

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

815-338-4400

1 year old Male Flame point Siamese DSH The sweetest, cutest, most playful darling kitten ever!!!!

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

375 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

Helping Paws Animal Shelter 2500 HARDING LANE, WOODSTOCK, 60098

CHARMANDER

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

LAND ROVER LAKE BLUFF

GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE

www.piemontechevy.com

AUTO GROUP GARY LANG MITSUBISHI

BILL JACOBS LAND ROVER HINSDALE www.billjacobs.com

881 E. Chicago St. • Elgin, IL

847/888-8222

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

www.raymondkia.com

888/204-0042

815/385-7220

770 Dundee Ave. (Rt. 25) • Dundee, IL

847/426-2000

PAULY TOYOTA

RAYMOND KIA

www.motorwerks.com

KNAUZ HYUNDAI

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG CHEVROLET

www.elgintoyota.com

www.garylangauto.com

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE

847/741-2100

847/202-3900 www.arlingtonkia.com

815/385-2100

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

1200 E. Chicago St. Elgin, IL

www.Knauz-mini.com

1400 E. Dundee Rd., Palatine, IL

888/538-4492

www.garylangauto.com

ELGIN TOYOTA

847/604-5050

www.oharehonda.com

815/385-2100

CLAIM NOTICE

KNAUZ MINI 409A Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

ARLINGTON KIA IN PALATINE

7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE

www.raysuzuki.com

www.billjacobs.com

GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM 888/471-1219

888/446-8743 847/587-3300

1564 W. Ogden Ave. • Naperville, IL

www.garylangauto.com

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

MOTOR WERKS CADILLAC

FAITH

815/385-2000 23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake

www.motorwerks.com

DSH BAILEY AND NIBBLET They came into rescue when their young owner passed and would like to stay together. Nibblet and Bailey can be seen at the Crystal Lake Petsmart Adoption Center.

815/385-2100 www.garylangauto.com

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY 111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

www.gurneedodge.com

200 N. Cook St. • Barrington, IL

KIM

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

www.bullvalleyford.com

www.raymondchevrolet.com

REICHERT CHEVROLET

www.motorwerks.com

Case No. 13PR000145

1 1/2 year old male RatTerrier mix Tom Tom was rescued from a kill shelter. This small guy weighs only 7 pounds and enjoys wearing his sweater in this weather. Home for the holidays?

AUTO GROUP GARY LANG SUBARU

800/407-0223

GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM

• Natural Pet Foods & Supplies • In Home Pet Sitting • Dog Training • Doggy Daycare • Overnight Boarding TOM TOM

BULL VALLEY FORD/ MERCURY 1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

www.zimmermanford.com

847/395-3600

800/935-5923

Notice is given of the death of: JOHN R YANKOWITZ of: MCHENRY, IL Letters of office were issued on: 5/28/2013 to: Representative: PRESENTACION YANKOWITZ 7115 STONEWIER PT MCHENRY, IL 60050-6401 whose attorney is: BURNS, SANDRA LAW OFFICES OF 348 LATHROP AVENUE

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

www.infinitihoffman.com

118 Route 173 • Antioch, IL

800/935-5909

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

847/234-1700

39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL

866/561-8676

800/935-5393 www.motorwerks.com

800 Dundee Ave. • East Dundee, IL

5220 W. Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL

815/459-4000

815/338-2780

PUBLIC NOTICE

815/385-2000

MARTIN CHEVROLET

Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

www.motorwerks.com

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

225 N. Randall Road • St. Charles, IL

www.avenuechevrolet.com

BILL JACOBS BMW

815/385-2100

(Published in the Northwest Herald November 30, December 7, 14, 2013. #A2335)

MOTOR WERKS SAAB

MERCEDES-BENZ OF ST. CHARLES

360 N. Rte. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

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

/s/ G. Bliznick

MOTOR WERKS INFINITI

ANDERSON BMW

www.billjacobs.com

Public notice is hereby given that January 30, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 204 of the McHenry County Government Center there will a hearing on my petition praying for the change of a minor's name from Gregory Gerard Kloss to that of Gregory Gerard Kloss Bliznick pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statutes on Changes of Names.

BULL VALLEY FORD/ MERCURY

FANTA

Brown Tiger Female Kitten Fanta is a darling girl with lovely orange splashes in her brown tiger coat. She is about 3.5 months old.

FIONA

Tortoiseshell Female Kitten Fiona is a pretty little tortie girl who loves to cuddle. She is Fanta’s sister.

A.S.A.P., Marengo www.ASAP-USA.org 815-568-2921

See our cats daily at the Petsmarts in McHenry and Algonquin

DENNIS

Black Male Kitten Dennis is a playful and affectionate 4 month old. He has a cute wedge shaped face and enchanting eyes. Meet him today at Farm & Fleet!

Stop by Pet Supplies Plus in Algonquin today from 11-3 to meet these kitties and many others

Advertise your business here for $25.00 per week or $80.00 w/4 week run. Call Asma at 815-526-4459


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TODAY - You’ll need to make your voice heard in the year ahead if you hope to make a difference. Your desire for change and your passion to be at the helm will make this year worthwhile. High energy, integrity and a humanitarian touch will lead to your success. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Don’t let personal frustrations stifle your performance. You have what it takes to reach your goals, so don’t sit back waiting to see what others are going to do first. Now’s the time for some decisive action. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Go out of your way to show your potential. Get involved in creative projects that will enhance your earning power. You have the ability to motivate others through your example. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Do whatever it takes to make personal changes that will influence your position and reputation. A more active role in your work or career will lead to a higher cash flow. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- For the full scoop on an important situation, you need to do your research. Don’t make promises or give others a hint of your plans. Work quietly, behind the scenes. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You’ll attract attention, but don’t show off or take on too much. Stick to your budget and organize your time to ensure that you reach your deadlines. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Start to make plans that include family, friends or your community. The year’s end is fast approaching, and being the one who organizes and prepares will put you in a popular position. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Make a special effort to engage others in conversation today. You can improve your relationships at work and home if you share ideas and are willing to compromise. Stay active and get things done. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Get out, even if you feel like staying home. Mingling with go-getters will lead to a serious and prosperous connection. Romance is highlighted. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Be mindful of others and include everyone in your plans. Making last-minute alter ations will help you make a good impression and ensure that you remain in control. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Show off your talents today. Your bravura and know-how will lead to an offer you cannot refuse. A chance to explore something that interests you will change your outlook forever. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Reconnect with people from your past. Take care of friends, family and those who need help in general. Your kindness and generosity will be your ticket to a positive encounter. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Focus on reaching your goals and exploring new possibilities. Unusual changes at home will help you accommodate someone who means a lot to you.

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WAHL APPLIANCE 2006 ENCLOSED TRAILER Great Timber 5x8 with permanent license, $1600/obo. 815-308-5626

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Men's, size large, bibs and jacket. Yamaha Like new, $400. 847-302-7009

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Washer- GE Profile Harmony All Digital Touch Screen, Working Great, Just Needs a New Home $125. 815-455-4352 evenings

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Star War Action Figurines Mint condition, never opened. Dewback/Sandtrooper/ Ronto/Jawa, Luke/Tauntaum, $25/ea. 815-861-6119

Matching pair, 48” off of IH horse drawn hay rake, $130. 815-701-2076

Sugar & Creamer Pickard Salt & Pepper, gold floral, $135. 815-459-3822 Waterford Crystal Goblets 8 – Kinsale Pattern, Perfect Condition, No Boxes $100. 847-658-6064

Star Wars, Toy Story, Simpsons, M&M,1997-99. Original package. $10/ea. 847-807-9156

Newborn Baby Buggy – Blue & Silver w/many extras - $100 574-658-3809

Cabbage Patch doll collection 60 dolls $3-$5each, come from smoke free home 847-409-6477

24/15-30 lbs. 24/30-45 lbs. 10 diaper covers. Used 1 yr. $280 value. $100. 847-476-6771

Console Radio, 1950's era by Wilcox Gay, Blonde Cabinet In Good Condition - $50. 815-385-0997 Dairy Milk Can. 20”Tall x 13”Diameter. $50. 815-344-7993 Dickens Heritage Village Collection People & Accessories. $275 OBO. 815-385-4353 Great Gift – Huge Collection of Buttons – Many Vintage! $90. 815-338-5618

Kitchen Faucet

Chrome, w/sprayer & ceramic cartridge, superior quality, new. $150 815-578-0212 Marble Vanity Sink & Top All In One, White, In Excellent Condition - $75. 815-459-6999 Paneling, 1x4 - 1x10 random width boards all 92" long. Pecky cyprus, reclaimed, finished one side. Tongue and groove V joint. $75. 815-385-0997 Patio Door – 6' White, Vinyl, Reversible, Bought New, Used 1 Month while Re-modeling - $150 OBO 815-459-4093 Stainless Kitchen Sink & Faucet In Very Good Condition - $75 815-459-6999

GENERATOR

2013 Briggs & Stratton, (new). 9HP, 5000 watt, $400. 815-790-1896

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

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6 Piece Thanksgiving Dinner. $150. 815-382-2455

STEEL WHEELS

2005 Polaris 340 Classic

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1995 F-150 P/U TRUCK

A-1 AUTO

ROUTE 14 AUTO PARTS

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1 owner, 7 passenger, 4x4, loaded. Heated seats, well maintained. Free 3 month warranty, $4500. 815-344-9440 2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4X4. 134K. Excellent Condition. Premium Sound system and other options. $7900. 815-451-5957

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Pre-Fold Cloth Diapers

Bicycle - 2013 Girls

Specialized Hotrock 20” Coaster Bike, Purple. Used only 1 summer, $120. 815-382-2455

Bike - Children's Trainer

Go-Glider, blue, 16”, orig. $120 like new! $60. 847-476-6771

BIKE ~ HUFFY

Brand new, Girl's, 10” with training wheels, $35. 815-678-4234

CAMERA ~ NIKKON DIGITAL

14MP, HD with charger, $50. 224-523-1569 Compact Micro Hi-Fi System Sony Model CMTBX20i – New Front Loading CD Player, Built-in iPod Dock -Old Version, Audio in for other MP3 Players - $50 224-587-5076

CORDLESS PANASONIC PHONE SYSTEM

With 4 hand set, answering machine, talking caller ID and speaker phone, $55. 847-829-4546 Kindle Fire 8GB, pink 360 rotating cover, zebra fashion cover, usb cable, headphones, screen protector, orig. box $100 847-409-6477

Non-Electronic Earplug Intercom for 2 - New. Bought at motorcycle show, never used. Paid $90, asking $25. 815-459-0260

Printer ~ Digital Photo Sony

DPP-EX50. Prints wonderful pictures, $45/obo. 847-829-4546 Set of ADS wall mount Speakers Model # L310AW, 100W, white in color, $65 for the set, mint condition - Call Bob at 815-321-3963 or 815-385-6501 Set of B&W wall mount speakers 100W, black in color, asking $75 for the set, mint condition, Call Bob at 815-321-3963 or 815-385-6501 Set of PARADIGM Wall Speakers 100W, black, mint condition $65 for the pair, Call Bob at 815-385-6501 or 815-321-3963

STEREO SYSTEM ~ ZENITH With radio, cassett, CD player, 2 large speakers, amplifier. $200/obo 815-861-3270

TV TOSHIBA

20” DVD/VCR combo, excellent working condition! $100 847-829-4546 Northwest Herald Classified It works.


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GUITARS (2)

Wii Game System

Includes 5 games, $200/obo. 815-909-6735

Ab Lounge Exerciser $20 224-523-1569 Elliptical Trainer - Horizon Endurance Pro programmableGood Condition, 13 years old. Must pick up. $50 obo. 815-455-5074

Exercise Bike ~ Air $35 815-527-7440 Before 2pm or aft 6pm

Mossberg 20 Gauge Pump

26” barrell, 2-3/4 or 3” accuchoke, barely used, $200. 815-271-7314

Saddle ~ Western

Good condition, $175. 815-601-3656

Saddles - Circle Y, Brand New Topeka semi quarter hrs bars, 16”, $1050. Fabtron gated trail, wide tree, 16”, $225. 815-337-3216 WESTERN HORSE SADDLE Leather, 16”, Good Condition Beautiful designs! Paid $800, Asking $350 OBO – Pics Avail. 847-331-5594 daytime

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

Iron Man Inversion Table, adjustable & folds ups for storage, excellent condition. $99. 847-658-4134 Mini Ab Circle: Brand New in Box, $100 815-648-2226 Treadmill by Pro-Form Crosswalk 425 w/ Upper Body Arms, 4 yrs. old, Barely Used $240. 815-451-1530

Oak $120/FC, $330/C. Mixed $110/FC, $300/C.

Delivered/Stacked 815-568-7348

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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 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

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

Beautiful, dark, rich gold floral 54x78” $80. 815-459-3822 CHAIRS - 2 HAN OFFICE WAITING ROOM ARM CHAIRS. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. $4O EACH. 815-675-2155 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 Mirror-Entry Hall gold plated Beveled 66”x 26”. $100. 815-385-4353

815-334-8611 PIONEER RECEIVER 6-channel audio/video Multi channel receiver Model-VSX-D812 - $80. 815-354-2501

TORO ccr-1000 SINGLE STAGE SNOWBLOWER LOOKS AND RUNS LIKE NEW ALL GONE OVER $290.00. I MAY TAKE YOUR OLD ONE IN TRADE. 815-675-2155

35 gallon aquarium on cabinet, 3 pumps, heater, temp. & more, 5 yrs old. Paid $750 new. Now $175 obo 847-899-7664 Aquarium: 100 gallon with all equipment and stand and fish $250.00 815-679-6178 2 FEMALES. 9 WKS OLD. $800 847-809-3576

Christmas Item for Cat Lovers Fringed throw & matching pillow, made of fleece fabric w/cats wearing Santa hats, NEW! Cash $15 847-639-8572 CHRISTMAS PUPPIES!! Shots. Wormed. Med. size. Males and females. $200. 920-205-9707 English Crane Golden Pups 4 Gen. Clearances, $1000 See online ad 815-337-4624

Trunks. Rattan. Can be used for coffee and end tables. 1 w/glass top. $75/all. 815-385-4353

TV STAND

Smoked black glass with shelves. Fits up to 42” TV, $50. Can text pics. 847-254-8709

TV STAND/PLANT STAND Oak, 37”Hx15”Wx12”D. Excellent condition, $85. 847-829-4546

Home Lite Chain Saw

With 14” bar, $30. 224-523-1569 Radial Saw – Craftsman 10” Like New - $150 815-482-2886

TABLE SAW ~ CRAFTSMAN

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

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 DOODLE Beautiful, white female. Shots up to date, great with children and great companion, $400. 847-658-3809 Golden Retrievers. AKC. Cream & Golden. First shots. 8 weeks old. $750. Great Holiday Gift. 815-206-9229

KITTEN ~ FREE

Disposable Absorbent Pads

Orange and white, female. Very, very cute! 815-569-2277

For beds, 30”x36”, 100 for $40. 815-578-0212

Walk-About

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

AMI Jukebox – 1954 Red & White, Does not work, needs re-wiring, looks good, 45 RPM Records - $300. 815-356-7879 before 9pm Fringed throw & matching pillow, made of fleece fabric w/cats wearing Santa hats, NEW! Cash $15 847-639-8572

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 Parrot Cage 24”W x 24”D x 55”H Includes Playtop - $200. 815-338-8253 Puggle Golden Retriever Mix Black 8 weeks old. $350. 847-456-7171

CHRISTMAS TREE

Set of Fairwinds, The Friendship of Salem, brown, exc cond, $350. 847-807-9156 Large Print Books - Paperbacks mystery/romance/cowboy $1 or make a deal 815-675-2983 9a-9p Lawn Reindeer, buck, doe, & 3 fawns, all wood $50 815-385-1432 LO PI WOOD BURNING FRPLC INSERT W/BLOWER, 300-500. BRASS DRS, GOOD COND. $400 815-338-2951 Multi-Use Ladder – 21” ExtraHeavy, 300# Work Load. Has some paint on side, used 3 times $75. 815-861-6558 9a-9p

PORTABLE HEATER

Natural Gas, Vertical Salimander Heater with hose, $50. 847-476-6771

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

SEWING MACHINE

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

SEWING MACHINE

Singer with all accessories plus storage stool, $60. 815-385-4353

SNOWPLOW

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

Tent ~ 10 Person TOBAGGON Full size with pad, excellent condition, $60. 815-455-2112

WINE RACK

Metal with glass top. Holds 21 wine bottles, 36”x16”, $95. 847-829-4546 LOCAL NEWS WHEREVER YOU GO! Up-to-date news, weather, scores & more can be sent directly to your phone! It's quick, easy & free to register at NWHerald.com

Vacuum Cleaner ~ Electrolux With carpet power attachment. Works great, $200. 815-337-0726

DEAN - Baby V Electric Guitar & AMP Package. Comes with Guitar, Case, strap, ALSO- Line 6 Spider IV AMP. All in excellent condition. Great Christmas Gift for your guitar hero! $130. 815-354-2501

Size extra large, insulated, brand new, never worn, must see. $32.60 815-459-5663 SNOWBOARD BOOTS Airwalk- Boys, size 7, Great Condition - $30. 815-354-2501 Treadmill Healthrider Soft Strider EX Needs walking belt - $75 OBO 815-276-7100 after 1pm

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

DOLL HOUSE

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

DOLL ~ CABBAGE PATCH Original doll, still in box, $50. 815-455-2688 Fisher-Price Power Wheels Blue Kawasaki KFX 12 Volt Battery Powered Ride On. Great cond. $140. 847 669-0935 Fisher-Price Precious Places Swan Palace Playset & Swan Carriage, good condition - all parts. Great Christmas present! $35. 847 669-0935 Hammock for 18" doll - American Girl. All wood frame. Unique & a great Christmas gift. $30. 847-836-9543

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

X-MAS PUPS AKC ROTWEILER

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

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

CHRITMAS TREE ~ LIVE

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

Lionel & American Flyer Trains 815-353-7668 WANTED TO BUY: Vintage or New, working or not. Bicycles, Outboard motors, fishing gear, motorcycles or mopeds, chainsaws, tools etc. Cash on the spot. Cell: 815-322-6383

St. Charles Estate Sale Fri., Sat. & Sun. 10am-4pm 6N602 Brookhaven Ln. 2 mi. W. of Randall off Silver Glenn

COOKIE WALK AND GIFT BASKET SALE

DEC. 14TH -10AM

Lionel KW190 Watt Transformer $110. Lionel ZW 275 watt Lionel Train Set - Track Transformer Engines/Smoke/Whistler Cars – 2 Years Old - $175; G-9A AB NYC 4 Motors - $175 815-459-2346 after 5pm

Suggested $5.00 Donation per Family (Proceeds benefit the Journey Church's children's ministry and preschool) 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. McHenryCountySports.com is McHenry County Sports

401 St. Johns Rd WOODSTOCK

LUNCH AVAILABLE

For more info. call 815-338-5159

Product Samples, Holiday décor, Furniture & MORE!

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

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Prairie Grove $8 Per Lb. 100 Nativity Sets on Display Stroller & Wheelchair Friendly ECKEL'S MCHENRY FLEA MARKET

3705 WEST ELM NEW VENDOR'S WELCOME SAT & SUN 8-5 815-363-3532

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,

FOX RIVER GROVE FREE WINTER

Dining Room Set Complete, Book Stand, Desk, Tilt Top Desk,

CLOTHING GIVE-AWAY

Entryway Mirror, Twin Bedroom Set Complete (flame Mahogany),

SAT, DEC 14 9AM - 2PM

Harmony House Bedroom Set, Martinsville Bedroom Set,

Community United Methodist Church

Vintage Textiles

400 Opatrny Dr.

Persian Rugs, Mink Coats, Ladies Clothing And Hats, Doilies, Lace,

Men's, Women's, Children's Coats and Warm Clothing Give Away

Blankets, Needlepoint, Scarves And More.

Shelving And Much More.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!

Vintage Metals

If questions pls call Church 847-639-7737

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

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CRYSTAL LAKE HEATED INDOOR GARAGE SALE FRI: 9AM - 5PM & SAT: 9AM - 4PM

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

New Designer Label Christmas Gifts

TORO – Powerlite, 16” cut, 2-Cycle Newer unit w/new carb, paddles, primer & scraper bar. Looks & runs great, folds to fit in car - $235. 815-675-2155 Buying? Selling? Renting? Hiring? To place an ad, call 800-589-8237 Northwest Herald Classified

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One size fits all, cotton, worn once - $20.00. 224-569-2678

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Numbers at 8:30am

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

SANTA SUIT

Cookies with Santa JOURNEY CHURCH

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

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

McGill Going Out of Business Sale

ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH COOKIE WALK & CRAFT FAIR

1675 Lake St.

American Girl Doll, Furniture, Clothing & Accessories, $400. 847-515-8649

Lionel #455 Sunoco Oil Derrrick

MARENGO

Pics at estatesales.net

By Kathy's Estate Sales 847-363-4814

This is a FREE service!

Kid's toy wooden kitchen $25 815-307-8149

HUNTLEY

Designer Bags, Jewelry, Rolex, Furs, Clothing (infantadult), Coins, Furniture, Art Glass, X-mas, Appliances.

In Time for Christmas

Transformer, $165. 815-338-1519

Christmas Decorations

Minnie Mouse Stuffed Animal

Very big, very good condition! $25. 815-382-3952 Wooden Lego Tray - Includes 2 plates 10x10 & 3 handles for easy carry. Great gift for that Lego kid $40. 847-836-9543

SKI PANTS Arctix ,Black

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

WALKER Good Condition! $25/obo. 815-385-6530

Paintball Gun – Used Once Tippmann – 98 Custom Platinum Series, .68 Caliber w/Guerrila Air Tank, Head Mask, 5 PODS, Remote HPA Coil - $85 815-790-8213

BIONICLES!

Lemex, blue, rolls and has a basket, $50. 815-459-7768

3 dome $70. 224-523-1569

Wicker Set – Couch & Chair $150. 815-459-8811 aft. 5pm

ICE FISHING SHELTER

Old Cement Garden Lion Large & Heavy - $65 847-802-0225

DINNERWARE - 46 PIECES

MOBILE BAR

EASTON HOCKEY SKATES Synergy SYS2 - Boys Hockey Skates, Size 8, Used 1 season, Great condition - $40. 815-354-2501

PAINTBALL GUN New In Box – Aggressor made by Spyder, Googles, 200 Round Leader, 9oz.. CO2 Tank, Semi-Automatic - $50 815-790-8213

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

Solid oak home bar with wine rack. 5' L x 4' H x 2' D, $400. 815-344-5677 Roll Top Desk and Chair Dark walnut. $100 815-385-4353 Shelving Unit $30 815-679-6178 Single Twin Bed w/ New Verlo $100 firm. 815-385-5672 aft. 3p

Air Hockey Game $150.00 815-679-6178 AIR HOCKEY TABLE $35. 815-245-2804 BAUER HOCKEY SKATES 50 IMPACT - Boys Size 5 $20. 815-354-2501

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

King size bed $300.00, like new 815-679-6178

LOVESEAT Lazy Boy, Recliners on Both Ends, Blue, Excellent Condition $400 OBO. 815-648-2759

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

Tall Mugs - Set of 9, $50 total. 815-382-2455

Christmas Item for Cat Lovers

Lazy Boy Chaise Lounge great condition $200.00 815-679-6178

TORO – Model 3650-E- Like New, 2-Cycle, 20" Cut w/ Electric Start One of the most powerful single stage blowers out there - $395 May take trade-in. 815-675-2155

Clam, 6 person, like new! $300 815-307-8101 ICE SKATES ~ LAKE PLACID

Mugs Pfaltzgraff Winterwood

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

KITCHEN SET Table – White w/Formica top & Leaf, 47 x 35; Chairs – White Leather w/Brass Legs $395. 815-459-8811 aft. 4:30pm

SNOWBLOWER

Yard Machine, 4.5HP, 21” wide, runs excellent, $150. Murray Snowblower, Single Stage, 4.5HP, $75. 630-290-1412

Pianos Quality Pre-Owned Pianos Delivered & Warrantied

BOXER AKC PUPS BEDSPREAD ~ NEW, FULL

CRAFTSMAN 5-22 ELECTRIC START 2 STAGE. 4 SPEED FOREWARD AND 2 REVERSE. NEW CARB AND SKIS ALL GONE OVER. $300.00 I MAY TAKE A TRADE-IN. 815-675-2155

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

Perfume sets:

Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Gucci, Juicy Couture & MORE! Northface, UGG BOOTS Columbia, Electronics, Bedding, Fischer Price Toys

Jewelry, Home Decor & Much Much More! Many Gently Used Items Also!

Lattice Chairs, Shell Chairs, Steel Master Cabinets, Roloff Anchors, 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 Beatrix Potter, Rorstrand, Limoges, Hutschenreuther, Cico, Bunberry, 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 Vintage & Costume Jewelry (includes Crown Trifari, Coro Craft, Sterling, Fashion Craft, Renoir...), Mah Jong Set, Books, Military Items, Tools, Canes & Walking Sticks, Sterling Vanity Set, Vinyl, Sheet Music, Lighters, Dice, Ephemera, Holiday, Darts, Celluloid Ornaments, Bakalite Picnic Set, Boxing Photos, Poker Chips With Caddy, Suitcases & Trunks, Audio - Visual Equipment, 19th Century Surf Board, Simplex Mangler, Sno Plane, Oil Cans And Much, Much More. See Photos at http://www.ctnorthern.com

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Students from Immanuel Lutheran School of Crystal Lake’s service group, Kids of the Kingdom, recently made cards for children’s cancer support group Phil’s Kids and goody bags for Grandparents Day. Pictured (back row, from left) are Tommy Olsen, Kate Wilson and Aubrey Held; and (front row) Charlie Clark, Nicole Sisson and Savannah Horton.

Algonquin....................................5

Johnsburg.........................6, 7, 10

Cary..............................................5

McHenry.....................7, 8, 10, 11

Crystal Lake................................6

Ringwood.................................14

Harvard...................................6, 8

Spring Grove............................12

Huntley...............................3, 6, 8

Woodstock...................13, 14, 15

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Need something to do this weekend? Use the Community Calendar to find fun events that will get your family out of the house. Page 2

WHERE IT’S AT Birthday Club...........................4

Contact us................................3

Community Calendar.............2

Holiday events...............3, 4, 15

Community Spotlight.............3

Service Report.......................14


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December

GET LISTED!

Dec. 14 • 9 a.m. – McHenry County League of Women Voters meeting, Colonial Cafe, 5689 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Open to interested members or anyone looking for information about the League. Information: 815-6089987 or www.mchenrycounty. il.lwvnet.org. • 9 a.m. to noon – Recycling drive, Farm Bureau parking lot, 1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock. The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will accept fluorescent tubes, electronics, batteries and Styrofoam. Televisions and computer monitors accepted for a donation of $10$35. Information: 815-338-0393 or www.mcdef.org. • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – St. John’s Mission Resale Shop, 215 Washington St., Algonquin. Featuring a variety of clothing, household, holiday, children’s items and more. Sponsored by St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church to benefit the community. Information: 847-658-9105.

Dec. 16 • 6:30 p.m. – Lifetree Cafe, Flatlander Market, 125 S. State St., Marengo. Overcoming hardship will be explored. Information: 815-568-7162 or www.info@ lifetreecafe.com.

Dec. 17 • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Marengo Senior Club meeting, M.O.R.E. Center, 829 Greenlee St., Marengo. Fun gathering for seniors in Marengo and Union. Information: 815-568-6534. • 7 p.m. – Lifetree Cafe, Conscious Cup Coffee, 5005 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Overcoming hardship will be explored. Information: 815-715-5476 or info@lifetreecafe.com.

Dec. 17-21 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Little Christopher Resale Shoppe, 469 Lake St., Crystal Lake. Offering clothing, housewares, books, toys,

Do you want your club or organization event listed in our Community Calendar? Send your submission, complete with event name, time, location, cost and contact information to neighbors@nwherald.com. For information, call Barb Grant at 815-526-4523.

jewelry and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday. Sponsored by the Women’s Club of St. Thomas the Apostle Church to benefit the church. Information: 815-459-9442. • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Heavenly Attic Resale Shop, 307 S. Main St., Algonquin. Offering books, clothing, housewares, toys, linens, jewelry, sporting goods and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Congregational Church of Algonquin to benefit those in need. Information: 847-854-4552.

Dec. 18 • Noon – Bingo, GiGi’s Playhouse, 5404 W. Elm St., McHenry. Play bingo and help support Gigi’s, a Down syndrome achievement center. Information: 815-385-7529 or www.gigisplayhouse.org. • Noon – Harvard Village Quilters meeting, Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 E. Diggins St., Harvard. Christmas luncheon, handcrafted gift exchange and 1 p.m. program by Denise Rehnberg of Quilters General Store in Rockford. Information: 815-943-6886. • 4 p.m. – Johnsburg Retired Rescue Squad free food distribution, Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St., Johnsburg. For those in need. No numbers given out prior to 3:45 p.m. Bring bags to carry the food. Information: www.fishofmchenry.org. • 4 to 10 p.m. – Children’s Organ Transplant Association fundraiser, Nick’s Pizza & Pub, Crystal Lake. 856 Pyott Road, Crystal Lake. Present the online flier for a dine-in or carry-out

order and a portion of the proceeds will be donated in honor of liver transplant recipient Arianna Gillespie. Information: www. cotaforariannag.com. • 5:30 p.m. – Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group meeting, Sunrise Assisted Living, 751 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Family Alliance service for area residents who provide care for someone affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia. Light refreshments. Registration and information: 815-444-6600. • 6:30 p.m. – How to Find Money for College, Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St., Harvard. Harvard Lions Club program presented by Brenda Stiff from Friends of McHenry Community College Foundation Office. High school students and parents invited. Cookies and punch will be served. Free. Information: www. harvard-diggins.org. • 7 to 8 p.m. – Parent Education Night, Huntley High School Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley. Program on synthetic cannabis and dangers and warning signs of drug use and abuse presented by the Huntley Police Department and Huntley High School. Information: 847-659-6107.

mation:888-672-7060 or care@ monarchseniorcare.com. • 8 p.m. – McHenry B&B Square Dance Club, Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St., Johnsburg. Ray and Cindy Bishop will be doing rounds at 8 p.m. and Bob Asp will be calling square dances at 8:30 p.m. Holiday potluck dinner dance. Cost: $6 members, $7 visitors. Information: 815-353-5346.

Dec. 20-21 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – St. John’s Mission Resale Shop, 215 Washington St., Algonquin. Featuring a variety of clothing, household, holiday, children’s items and more. Continues 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church to benefit the community. Information: 847-658-9105. “Great place to be!”

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McHENRY • 815-385-0900 • Rt. 120 CRYSTAL LAKE • 815-455-4130 • Rt. 14 SOUTH ELGIN • 847-931-0400 • 480 Randall Road WEST DUNDEE • 847-428-4483 • 125 Washington Street

3018 N. Hickory Dr. McHenry, IL 60050 (815) 344-3455

Dec. 19 • 7 p.m. – Lifetree Cafe, The Pointe Outreach Center, 5650 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Overcoming hardship will be explored. Information: 815-459-5907 or www.info@lifetreecafe.com.

“Come for the Food, Stay for the Entertainment”

Dec. 20 • 7 p.m. – McHenry bingo, VFW Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry. Player-friendly games and prizes. Food available. Proceeds benefit Wings of an Angel organization to help families battling pediatric cancer. Information: 815-385-4600 or www.mchenrybingo.com. • 7 to 9 p.m. – Creating Moments of Joy support group meeting, Monarch Senior Care, 234 Main St., Woodstock. Presentation, discussion, journaling and support for caregivers of a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Registration and infor-

1402 N Riverside Dr. McHenry, IL 60050

815-578-8360

Every Friday and Saturday RSVP Recommended!

No-kill, cageless, non-proit shelter for dogs and cats.

815-455-9411

www.assisi.org • info@assisi.org


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SUBMISSIONS Submit all Neighbors items at NWHerald.com/neighbors/ connect or mail to Neighbors, P.O. Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250. Deadline is noon Monday for the following Saturday’s publication. BIRTHDAY CLUB Any child, ages 1-7, can be featured in the Birthday Club. Submit a picture (JPEG if submitting electronically) along with the child’s name, age, birthdate and parents’ names and addresses. Include a phone number. Photos should be received no later than a month after the child’s birthday. ONLINE: NWHerald.com/forms/ birthday EMAIL: neighbors@nwherald.com MAIL: Birthday Club, Northwest Herald, P.O. Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250 WORSHIP DIRECTORY To be listed or to make changes to the Worship Directory, call Neighbors editor Susan Kane-Parker, 815-526-4504, or email neighbors@nwherald.com.

Project CAKE (Celebrating All Kids Everywhere), a program of the Huntley-based nonprofit organization It’s Our Little Secret, provides abused children with cake mix, frosting, candles, balloons, streamers, plates, napkins, forks, party hats and a small gift on their birthdays. Pictured (back row, from left) are Irene Zelasko, Al Jordi, Alice Jordi, Evelyn Likens, Jim Zieczkowski, Karen Slavik, Ruth Kahl and Rosalie Cacciatore; and (front row) Jacob Berns, Maria Berns and Project CAKE coordinator Nick Slavik.

HOLIDAY EVENTS 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. 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 benefit 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: 815-923-2267 or www.gothistory.org. HOLIDAY ARTS, CRAFTS & VINTAGE MARKET, fifth 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. 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: 815-4595400 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 raffle drawing for three Lionel trains 3 p.m. Dec. 23. Information: 847-669-2392 or www.sccah.com. Dec. 14 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 3 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 invit-

ed. 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 9 to 10 a.m. then return to the fire station to feed his reindeer 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 English, 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 CONCERT, 7 p.m. Dec. 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. Continued on page 4

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Erin Coyle Age: 4 Birth date: Dec. 10, 2009 Parents: Jamie and Derek Coyle Cary

Continued from page 3 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: 815482-4686 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: 847-3084423. CHRISTMAS TREES OF THE FIELD CONCERT, eighth annual, 7 p.m. Dec. 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. 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: 815-459-1132 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.

DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILD IN BIRTHDAY CLUB? Any child, ages 1-7, can be featured in the McHenry County Neighbors Birthday Club. Send the child’s name, age, birth date, parents’ names and addresses and a color or black-and-white photo of the child (JPEG if submitting electronically). Include a phone number. Photos should be received no later than a month after the child’s birthday. Photos will not be returned. ONLINE: NWHerald.com/forms/birthday EMAIL: neighbors@nwherald.com MAIL: Birthday Club, Northwest Herald, P.O. Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250

There will be a display of more than 100 Nativity sets. Gift baskets available. Free refreshments. Information: 815-479-1307. 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 HOLIDAYS OPEN HOUSE, noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 14, McHenry County Conservation District’s Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. 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: 815459-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org. HOLIDAY BOOK SALE, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. Saturday is bag sale day: $3 plastic bag, $5 paper bag. Information: 815-3380393 or www.mcdef.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. MADRIGAL DINNERS, 42nd annual, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 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: 815-459-2505 or ww2. d155.org/clc/pages/clcmadrigaldinner.aspx. SANTA’S WORKSHOP, 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. Registra-

tion and information: 847-639-6100 or www.carypark.com. “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. Dec. 15 “ALL IS CALM ALL IS BRIGHT,” 10 a.m. Dec. 15, Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington 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 snack with holiday music. Information: 815-385-2211 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: 815-3569212 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: 815459-0680 or www.crystallakeparks. org. Continued on page 15


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HARVEST TIME – The village of Algonquin recently concluded the fall harvest of a garden at its wastewater treatment facility, which yielded more than 900 pounds of vegetables donated to the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry. Pictured (from left) are Randall Frake, Dalton Wall, Tom Hall and Rahat Quader.

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SPECIAL DELIVERY – Students from the Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance delivered Halloween candy to Turning Point of McHenry County. Pictured (from left) are Courtney Ramsey, Turning Point employee Lynn Broderdorf and Olivia Varkados.

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SOCCER CHALLENGE – Mateo Raso (right) was the gold medal winner for the boys 10-year-old age bracket at the regional competition of the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge at Tomaso Park. He is pictured with Knight District Deputy Mark Halper (left) and Nick Grandenitti and Guy DeMaertelaere of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council 11666.

COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER – The National Association of Secondary School Principals Spirit of Community Award winner is Johnsburg High School senior Joseph Nikolai. This award is determined by students demonstrating community service, positive attitude and good grades.

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SCHOLAR AWARDED – Johnsburg High School senior Jordyn Lasky was named a Comcast Leaders and Achievers Award winner. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship to a college of her choice.

RUMMAGE SALE – Helpers at the Zion Lutheran Church’s ladies guild fall rummage sale included (from left) Delores Glawe, Dorothy Lobitz, Maria Bremer, Irene Krueger, Elaine Cross and Anne Puccini.

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Holiday concert to feature traditional music The annual Carlson Family Christmas Concert will be 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 E. Diggins St. Dale, Craig, Cassie and Allie Carlson will perform

YOUTH LEADER – Fallon Creech was chosen to represent McHenry High School East Campus at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership state conference.

traditional Christmas music on the church’s pipe organ and grand piano, as well as violin and guitar. For information, call 815943-7433.

Huntley

Police to inform parents about drug abuse Huntley Police Department will present Parent Education Night on the topic of synthetic cannabis 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the performing arts center at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road. The program will cover

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Donations sought for food pantry drive Knights of Columbus Council 9167 of St. John the Baptist Church will conduct a Christmas food drive for FISH of McHenry Food Pantry 8 a.m.

to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at Angelo’s Fresh Market, 4000 N. Johnsburg Road. For information, call Arnold Barry at 847-308-4423.

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SENIOR STAR – Retired nurse Peter Venning, a volunteer visitor in the Senior Services’ Senior Companion Program, was chosen as the Senior Companion Star of the Season for fall 2013. Venning regularly visits the local senior man he was matched with, providing socialization, encouragement and friendship.

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Yogurt stores sponsor holiday toy drive Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt stores, including 5006 Route 14, Suite D, Crystal Lake, and 277 Randall Road, Lake in the Hills, will accept donations for Toys for Tots through Friday.

Those who bring in a new, unwrapped toy will receive 20 percent off their frozen yogurt purchase. For information, visit www.yumzfrozenyogurt. com.

ROTARY SPEAKER – Rotarian and McHenry Fire Chief Tony Huemann (left) welcomed Tammy L. Chatman, public information officer for Flight for Life, to a recent Rotary Club of McHenry meeting. Chatman discussed the regional medical air transport service’s mission at the meeting.

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Christmas rock concert to benefit food pantry Trees of the Field’s eighth annual Christmas celebration concert will be 7 p.m. today at Life Spring Community Church, 2503 Spring Ridge Drive, Unit G. Admission is free. Dona-

tions of canned goods and nonperishable foods are requested to benefit Spring Grove Bible Fellowship’s food pantry. For information, call 815230-7101.

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Nominations sought for music leadership award

THINK PINK – The 2013 Care4 Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk raised more than $185,000 to help local women at Family Health Partnership Clinic receive early detection screenings, preventative care and education. Among the 2013 Race Chiefs (front row, from left) are Cathy Patenaude, Lorna Wolff, Ruby Santana, Tonya Diaz, Suzanne Hoban, Denny Dahlfors, Alicia Finzel, Rachel Mintle, Wendy Pierzchalski, Peggy Grasley and Sylver McAllister; (second row) Kathy Rauch, Monica Amraen, Susan Gullotto, Cathy Brickey, Judi Woods, Colleen Maloney, Elizabeth Donato, Hillary Russell, Cindy Russell, Teresa Vidales and Jamie Ahrens; and (third row) Paul Krieg, Jim McDonald, Mike O’Grady, Bill Donato, Steven Jayko, Arturo Diaz, Pete Robson, Craig Krandel and Dick Ahrens.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

McHenry County Music Center is accepting nominations for the fourth annual Marie Ann Vos Music Leadership Award, recognizing lifetime commitment, achievement and passion in promoting musical arts in McHenry County and beyond. There is no formal application form. Nomination letters should include your name and contact information, the name and contact information for the nominee, their

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biography and reasons you feel your candidate should be recognized. Nominations must be submitted by Dec. 31 to McHenry County Music Center, c/o Cathy Ames, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake IL 60014-5605. The winner will be announced at the Feb. 26 McHenry County Youth Orchestras Pops Concert at the Raue Center for the Performing Arts.


COMMUNITY NEWS Service will honor those who died in 2013 McHenry County Memorial Park will have its annual Luminary Service 4:30 p.m. today in the mausoleum chapel, 11301 Lake Ave. Luminary bags will be available for pick up and decoration 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the cemetery office. For information, call 815-338-1320.

Woodstock

Environmental group to host used book sale Green Spot used book store, a fundraising project of the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, will host a bag sale 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Woodstock Square Mall building, 110 S. Johnson St., Suite 104.

Fill a bag with books and CDs for $3 a plastic bag and $5 a paper bag. The pricing applies only to sale books and CDs in the lobby. For information, call 815338-0393 or visit www.mcdef. org.

Imagine you’re a single mother. You’ve lost your apartment and don’t have a safe, warm place for your children to sleep. Cold, huddled together in a run-down car that is now considered “home.” Imagine you’re a veteran. Returning home from service with post-traumatic stress disorder. A hero, unable to hold down a job—now sleeping on a cold park bench. The reality of homelessness is frightening. It affects people at the most vulnerable point in their lives. McHenry County PADS addresses basic, vital human needs, it offers life-changing services--and it works!

Stores accepting donations for holiday charity Jaci’s Cookies will collect donations for Christmas Clearing House at numerous Woodstock locations through Tuesday. For each $5 donation to Christmas Clearing House, participants will be entered into a raffle to win a cookie jar and a baker’s dozen of

Jaci’s Cookies. Participating locations include Jaci’s Cookies, Read Between the Lynes, The Backdrop, Studio 2015, Diva’s Attic, Material Things, Thoughtfulness Shop and Expressly Leslie. For information, visit www.jaciscookies.com.

The Right Pair of Shoes Can Make All the Difference

This holiday season, give the gift of shelter and help end homelessness in our community. Katie Van Diggelen Owner

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LITTLE PILGRIMS – Kindergarteners Danny Loud (left) and Tessa Weber celebrated Thanksgiving by having a feast at Ringwood School Primary Center.

Woodstock

SERVICE REPORT Air Force Airman Jake W. Dorfner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Dorfner is Jake Dorfner the son of Jane Dorfner of Wonder Lake and the brother of Kevin Dorfner of McHenry. He is a 2008 graduate of Alden-Hebron High School. • Private Jacob Kirchner, son of Andrea J. Kirchner of McHenry, completed training Nov. 1 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. Kirchner, a 2013 graduate Jacob of McHenry Kirchner High School West Campus, has reported for additional training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. • Army Pvt. Aliyah S. Blender graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. A 2011 graduate of Harry D. Jacobs High School, she is the daughter of David Blender of Algonquin. • Army National Guard Pvt. Jacob T. Grivna graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Joy Hernandez and Scott Grivna of Harvard.

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• Air Force Airman John J. Wilkinson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, John San Antonio, Wilkinson Texas. Wilkinson is the son of Raymond Wilkinson of Spring Grove. He is a 2010 graduate of Richmond-Burton Community High School. • Air Force Airman 1st Class Seth J. Chaney graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Chaney is the son of Mark Seth Chaney and Brenda Chaney of Chilhowie, Va. He is a 2010 graduate of Richmond-Burton Community High School. • Air Force Airman Nicholaus P. Cornacchia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cornacchia Nicholaus is the son of Frank Cornac- Cornacchia chia of Woodstock and Linda Balfe of Bartlett. He is a 2010 graduate of Grayslake Central High School.

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ANNUAL ACCOLADE – Don Humbertson (left), information booth manager and music coordinator for the Woodstock Farmers Market, is congratulated by market manager Keith Johnson after receiving the 2013 Market Manager Award at the group’s annual meeting.


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Continued from page 4 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 per child, free for children younger than 1 and adults. Registration and information: 815-363-2160 or www.ci.mchenry.il.us. CLASSIC CHRISTMAS BEDTIME STORIES, 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 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.

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.

SILENT CHRISTMAS MEDITATION, 7 to 11 p.m. Dec. 21, Blue Lotus Temple, 221 Dean St., Woodstock. A candlelight sitting followed by a brief reading, poem or song every 20 minutes. Silently reflect on the true meaning of this time of the year. Open for all beliefs. Information: 815-2362511. 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.

TRIMMING THE TREE – Members of the Woodstock Garden Club decorated their tree at the Woodstock Opera House Tree Walk with handmade ornaments that celebrate the club’s 90th anniversary. Pictured (standing, from left) are Vicky Harrington, Barbara Donnelly and Brenda Dahlfors; and (front) Michelle Mueckenhoff and Lydia Donohue.

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COAT DRIVE – Patrice Braun of Woodstock Area Community Ministries helps hang coats for the annual “Share the Warmth” coat drive held at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

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