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hat makes a great neighborhood? What about a great community, town or even county? Great schools are important. Active churches and civic organizations are vital as are engaged leaders. But individuals are the bedrock of any strong community, and fortunately, we have many in the communities who make up the Northwest Herald’s coverage area. Some you know, and some you might not. This year, we again are pleased to honor those whom nominators and the Northwest Herald have selected as Everyday Heroes. They volunteer for churches and veterans organizations. They work with those struggling with illnesses and disabilities. They are Everyday Heroes who walk among us every day. Enjoy celebrating them with us.

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A Chicago-based taxpayer group with a national reach is working to defeat two referenda in Huntley and Johnsburg that the group’s president says enrich local bureaucrats and increase property taxes on residents. Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America, said his group is supplying current and former members in both Jim Tobin M c H e n r y Taxpayers County towns United of with fliers and America information meant to drum up resistance against referenda proposed by the Huntley Park District and Johnsburg District 12 on the March 18 primary ballot. Johnsburg school officials, meanwhile, have said the criticisms levied by Tax-

payers United are off base. “They should vote against them if they want to save on property taxes,” Tobin said. “If they want property tax increases, they should vote yes to benefit the bureaucrats.” Huntley Park District has proposed an $18.75 million construction bond referendum that would allow officials to expand district services and create a new indoor turf facility. District 12 has proposed a referendum that would allow officials to issue up to $41 million in new bonds to finance building improvements and maintenance needs. If voters approved both proposals, their property tax bills would remain at their current levels. Property tax bills would decrease slightly, if voters in both towns rejected the referenda and allowed existing bonds to retire. Along with Huntley and

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By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – The four Republican candidates for governor are in agreement when it comes to Illinois prisons: There are too many inmates, not enough cells and quick action is needed to address what they say is a public safety threat. “The population in our correctional facilities is dramatically overcrowded,” state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, who’s in the running for Illinois’ top office, said in responding to a questionnaire from The Associated Press. “There are 49,000 inmates in a system designed for 32,000. This is not safe for the employees or those incarcerated.” But none of the candidates – Rutherford, Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner – offers a clear-cut, short-term plan for fixing the overcrowding situation, short of reopening recently shuttered facilities.

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They are all at least skeptical of building new prisons, with most suggesting long-term strategic planning to determine the best way to house a population the Illinois Department of Corrections predicts will top 49,700 by September. In a departure from Republicans’ traditional lock-’em-up philosophy, the GOP candidates are open to the idea of alternative sentencing for low-level offenders. They would use programs such as Adult Redeploy Illinois, which diverts nonviolent offenders in several counties from prison by offering drug treatment, therapy or other services. And all but Rauner would at least consider reopening Tamms, a super-maxi-


mum security lockup in far southern Illinois that was closed in 2012. The questionnaire answers left little to distinguish between the candidates, right down to criticizing incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. “I disagree with the governor’s decision to close Tamms; our worst criminals are now in other prisons and endangering the lives of guards,” said Dillard, of Hinsdale, who wants to reopen the facility. “The governor is now trying to control the population with excessive ‘early release’ which also threatens public safety.” The Corrections Department has said it continually assesses short- and longterm facility needs based on the number of prisoners coming into the system. But it has faced blistering criticism over its handling of prisons since Quinn took office in 2009. His razor-thin election victory in 2010

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LAWYER MOVES ON AFTER DEC. FIRE It’s a work in progress but divorce attorney Paula Rieghns has settled into her new office space inside a 150-year-old house on State Street in Marengo. Even as she and business manager Jennifer Drendel have moved and set up the new office, working with clients has continued. The attorney’s former office was destroyed in a fire Christmas night. For more, see page E1.

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Sweet memories with Fred and Lorraine It was the summer of 1938 and Fred Stobaugh was thirsty. Nothing would quench that thirst like a cold root beer, so he headed to the local A&W Root Beer stand on the east side of Peoria. Out skated a young carhop named Lorraine to take his order. But there was more than just an icy mug of root beer that passed between them that day. As Fred reminisced, “She was real timid like, but I fell in love with her right then and there. She was just the prettiest girl I ever saw.” Such was the beginning of a love story that would span the next 75 years. Time smiled kindly upon Fred and Lorraine as they eventually married, raised a family and spent their Golden Years together. But it was when they hit their 90s that their magical timepiece began to wind down. Lorraine took ill and passed away in April of 2013. One would think that was the end of this love story. Ninety-six-year-old Fred would continue on for a short lonely time and soon, he, too, would pass. But not this love story.

JUST HUMOR ME Michael Penkava Some weeks after her death, Fred decided to write a song for his beloved wife. He would call it, “Oh, Sweet Lorraine.” Here’s how he described what happened: “After she passed away, I was sitting in the front room one evening by myself, and it just came right to me. I just kept humming it and singing it … it just fit her.” Fred later heard of a local songwriting contest in Peoria and, on a whim, mailed in a letter with his lyrics attached. In his letter, he said he didn’t care if he won the contest, he just wanted people to know how much he loved Lorraine. The producer of the contest was so touched by Fred’s letter that he offered to professionally record the song for him. Later, he brought Fred a copy to listen to. Listening to the opening notes, Fred began to smile.

“Oh, sweet Lorraine,” the words went, “I wish we could do all the good times over again.” “Oh, sweet Lorraine,” they continued, “life only goes around once but never again.” A soft refrain added, “But the memories will always linger on, oh, sweet Lorraine, no I don’t wanna move on … Oh, the memories will always linger on, oh, sweet Lorraine, that’s why I wrote you this song.” By the end of the song all Fred could say was, “It was wonderful … just wonderful,” as he tearfully covered his mouth with a shaky hand and thankfully patted the producer on the arm. Later Fred said, “It was a wonderful 75 years … I just often think it’s kinda unreal … dreaming or something … but it was real … I really, really miss her… just don’t seem right.” Fred’s song was placed on YouTube and has been watched almost five million times. It hit number five on the iTunes chart, even passing up megastar Justin Timberlake. He even became the oldest artist to appear on

the Billboard Hot 100. But Fred’s song wasn’t about setting recording records. It never was. All he wanted to do was tell people how much he loved his wife. And that he did. So it appears that the love story of Fred and Lorraine is not over after all. It is like Fred explained, “The song really helps me … it just seemed like she’s just sort of with me.” But more than that, Fred’s song is an inspiration to those of us husbands who are fortunate enough to still have our Lorraines with us. For Fred reminds us that, although true love is timeless, it is also ever so fragile. May we handle it with care while it is still within our grasp. Sweet memories, my friends.

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Quinn in Washington to talk minimum wage hike CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is spending several days in the nation’s capital for meetings on raising the minimum wage, education and disaster recovery. Quinn’s office said Friday that he had meetings at the White House on Friday that would focus on raising the rate. The Chicago Democrat has Gov. Pat said he wants Quinn to raise Illinois’ $8.25 minimum wage to at least $10 by the end of the year. His push has coincided with a national Democratic push. The federal minimum wage is $7.25. Some of Quinn’s meetings are in conjunction with the Democratic Governors Association. He’ll also attend a reception at the White House and meet with federal officials on education and business.

Ex-NIU police chief sues school in federal court DEKALB – The former police chief at Northern Illinois University is suing the school, saying he wants to be reinstated to his post and get an apology from administrators. Shaw Media reported Donald Grady filed the federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday. Michael Fox, Grady’s lawyer, said the chief was fired without a fair Donald hearing and was Grady treated differently than white employees who were implicated in a scheme to use proceeds from off-the-books sales of scrap metal. Grady is black. He was fired in February 2013 after being accused of mishandling evidence in an investigation into allegations that a campus police officer sexually assaulted a student. Grady has denied the accusation.

Ill. bill would let choir members out of gym SPRINGFIELD – A Downers Grove lawmaker wants to let students skip gym if they participate in show choir. Local media reported the proposal adds choral groups to the list of activities warranting an exemption from physical education requirements. The list already includes being a member of a varsity sports team, dance team or marching band. The proposal is sponsored by Republican Rep. Ron Sandack. He said show choir participants who sing and dance should get the same sort of exemptions as varsity football players and soccer players State law lets upperclassmen who play a varsity sport opt out of gym class while they’re participating. Sandack also wants to expand the exemption to include underclassmen.

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Judge: Same-sex couples don’t have to wait Rules gay couples in Cook County can marry now By SOPHIA TAREEN and TAMMY WEBBER The Associated Press CHICAGO – Same-sex couples in Illinois’ largest county began receiving marriage licenses immediately after a federal judge’s ruling Friday that some attorneys said could give county clerks statewide justification to also issue the documents right away. Illinois approved samesex marriage last year; the new law takes effect June 1. However, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled Friday that same-sex marriages can begin now in Cook County, where Chicago is located. “There is no reason to delay further when no opposition has been presented to this Court and committed gay and lesbian couples have already suffered from the denial

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Charlie Gurion (center) and David Wilk hold up their marriage license as Cook County Clerk David Orr (left) looks on Friday in Chicago. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled Friday that same-sex marriages can begin now in Cook County, where Chicago is located. Gurion and Wilk were the first couple to show up to get a license after the judge made her ruling. of their fundamental right to marry,” she wrote in the order. The decision stemmed from a lawsuit filed against Cook County Clerk David Orr, who supports gay marriage. Coleman already ruled in December that same-sex couples did not have to wait until

June to marry if one or both partners had a life-threatening illness. Several same-sex couples married after that ruling. Advocates for same-sex marriage immediately celebrated the ruling, and Orr said his office would be open two hours later on Friday, un-

til 7 p.m., to accommodate any couples who want to get their marriage licenses after work. He even waived the 24hour waiting period after a license is obtained to perform a wedding for Chicago couple Mercedes Santos and Theresa Volpe, who’ve been together for more than two decades and have three children together. “This is a day that’s been a long time coming. It’s an historical day,” Orr said earlier Friday. Charlie Gurion and David Wilk were the first in line to get a license. Gurion, 25, proposed to Wilk, 31, when they were in Paris last year. They’ve planned a September wedding but will legally marry within 60 days, per state law. “It’s really shocking to be first,” Gurion said. “We’re honored to be part of this huge, momentous day.” Officials with the Catholic Conference of Illinois, which opposes gay marriage, declined to comment Friday. As did the Thomas More Society, a Chicago public interest law

firm that helped defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban in a 2012 lawsuit. The judge’s decision specifies that it only applies to Cook County. But attorneys for Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, who filed the lawsuit, said there was guidance for clerks statewide. Christopher Clark, counsel at Lambda Legal in Chicago, said the fact that a federal judge said the state’s marriage ban was unconstitutional by violating the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment could be a signal to other county clerks who have to uphold the law. “It’s an enormous victory,” he said. “We’re thrilled.” But there was still confusion Friday as county clerks across the state were sorting out what the decision could mean for them. Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza in southwestern Illinois said she hadn’t seen the ruling yet and wanted the state’s attorney to take a look at it.

Universities worry about minimum wage increase The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – Officials at Illinois’ public universities worry that a proposed increase in the state’s minimum wage could hurt their already tight budgets. State Sen. Kim Lightford has sponsored a bill that would raise Illinois’ minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10, and Gov. Pat Quinn has made a an increase in the minimum hourly pay a key part of his re-election campaign.

“I just think it is important that we have a sustainable living wage in the state of Illinois.” State Sen. Kim Lightford of Maywood, on sponsoring a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10 But according to the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers, Southern Illinois University President Glen Poshard said that would cost the school $3.2 million a year in additional wages. And that comes at a

time when the Illinois General Assembly could be considering cuts in money for higher education. “We need an increase in funding in higher education,” Poshard told members of a House committee Thurs-

day. “We don’t have any extra to run our university.” Illinois State University officials said raising the minimum wage could cost their school about $1.6 mil lion. More than 4,000 student workers there currently earn the minimum wage. And at Western Illinois University, the increase would cost the school more than $1 million a year, according to Matt Bierman, Western’s budget director. Bierman said the university would have to raise tui-

tion or cut student workers’ hours at a time when available financial aid is limited. “The students need these dollars,” Bierman said. Lightford is a Maywood Democrat. She said the current minimum wage just isn’t enough for people to live on. “I just think it is important that we have a sustainable living wage in the state of Illinois,” Lightford said. But Lightford said she was still at least two votes short of what she needed to move the legislation out of the Senate.


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New sense of purpose as Obama acts alone The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – This week, President Barack Obama promoted tougher fuel efficiency standards for trucks. He touted progress on initiatives to strengthen the U.S. patent system. And he signed an executive order intended to speed up the process for approving import or export cargo. Welcome to Obama’s self-proclaimed “year of action,” where hardly a day goes by without the president and his top advisers trumpeting policy initiatives the White House is undertaking without the help of Congress. The mostly modest actions – far shy of the sweeping im-

migration overhaul Obama hoped for this year – put into sharp focus the president’s limitations as he grapples with reluctant lawmakers in an election year. They also underscore how much has changed for Obama since the early days of his presidency, when he declared, “We do big things.” Yet the flurry of executive actions does seem to be having a cathartic effect inside the White House, which was in need of a jolt after a frustrating and disjointed 2013 that included the flawed rollout of Obama’s signature health care law and a sharp drop in the president’s approval ratings. Advisers who ended the year dispirited now

appear buoyed by a new sense of purpose – and the prospect of working around a Congress that has long been an irritant to the president. “I think people came back from the break over the holidays in a real positive frame of mind,” said David Axelrod, a longtime adviser to the president. “You don’t want to be the prisoner of a negative narrative that somehow Congress has stymied the president and nothing can get done.” Signaling how little the White House expects to change on Capitol Hill this year, Obama communications director Jennifer Palmieri said advisers are already mapping out plans for exec-

utive actions that will be unveiled well into the fall and winter. That process, she said, “has ignited a lot of creative thinking around here.” Even so, the president’s political standing looks little better than it did at the end of last year. His approval rating continues to hover in the mid-to low-forties. Democrats are on edge about their prospects of retaining control of the Senate. And hope of securing an immigration overhaul – Obama’s one legislative goal that appeared to have some chance of success this year – faded when House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced this month that a measure was unlikely to pass in 2014.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks Dec. 4, 2008, on housing and housing finance at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Fed officials agonized throughout 2008 over how far they could go to stop financial catastrophe that threatened to pull the economy into a deep recession, transcripts of the Fedís policy meetings that year show.

Transcripts show Fed at times slow to grasp crisis The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve agonized in 2008 over how far to go to stop a financial crisis that threatened to cause a recession and at times struggled to recognize its speed and magnitude. “We’re crossing certain lines. We’re doing things we haven’t done before,” Chairman Ben Bernanke said as Fed officials met in an emergency session March 10 and launched never-before-taken steps to lend to teetering Wall Street firms, among a series of unorthodox moves that year to calm investors and aid the economy. “On the other hand, this financial crisis is now in its eighth month, and the economic outlook has worsened quite significantly.” The Fed on Friday released hundreds of pages of transcripts covering its 14 meetings during 2008 – eight regularly scheduled meetings and six emergency sessions. The Fed releases full transcripts of each year’s policy meetings

after a five-year lag. The 2008 transcripts cover the most tumultuous period of the crisis, including the collapse and rescue of investment bank Bear Stearns, the government takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the fateful decision to let investment bank Lehman Brothers fold in the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history and the bailout of insurer American International Group. For all its aggressive steps in 2008, the transcripts show the Fed failing at times to grasp the size of the catastrophe they were dealing with. Bernanke and his top lieutenants often expressed puzzlement that they weren’t managing to calm panicky investors. As late as Sept. 16, a day after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Bernanke declared, “I think that our policy is looking actually pretty good.” The Fed declined at that meeting to cut its benchmark short-term rate. Yet just three

DETROIT – Detroit presented its first full road map for leaving bankruptcy Friday, outlining an elaborate plan to restructure $18 billion in debt, demolish thousands of blighted homes and invest in the broken-down infrastructure that has made the city a symbol of urban decay. If approved by a judge, the wide-ranging proposal would sharply reduce payments to some retirees and creditors. Pension holders could expect to get 70 percent to 90 percent of what they are owned, while many banks would receive as little as 20 percent. The plan, which is sure to be the subject of court challenges, envisions a leaner, cleaner and safer Motor City after its crushing financial burdens are lifted. “There is still much work in front of all of us to con-

tinue the recovery from a decades-long downward spiral,” Kevyn Orr, the city’s state-appointed emergency manager, said in a statement. Orr’s so-called plan of adjustment “provides the best path forward for all parties to resolve their respective issues and for Detroit to become once again a city in which people want to inKevyn Orr vest, live and work.” The state is focused “on protecting and minimizing the impact on retirees, especially those on fixed, limited incomes,” Gov. Rick Snyder said, as well as “restoring and improving essential services” and “building a foundation for the city’s longterm financial stability and economic growth.”

The governor called the plan “a critical step forward.” But it leaves unanswered many questions, including whether creditors and labor unions will accept the deal or fight it, and how long that process might take. The package calls for awarding police and fire retirees at least 90 percent of their pensions after eliminating cost-of-living allowances. Other retirees would receive at least 70 percent. It still doesn’t seem fair to Janice Pegg, 67, who receives the pension left by her husband, Victor, a Detroit police officer who died two years ago. “He earned these benefits through his hard work, through his labor, through wage freezes back when he was employed,” Pegg said. “I thought that would be money I would be able to take care of myself.”

weeks later, after the Fed had rescued AIG, Bernanke felt compelled to call an emergency conference call. In it, he won approval for a half-point rate cut. Early in the year, some Fed officials had yet to appreciate the gravity of the crisis. In January, Frederic Mishkin, a Fed governor, missed an emergency conference call because he was “on the slopes.” “I think in Idaho somewhere,” Bernanke said. The crisis had been building for months. In the Jan. 21 conference call, Bernanke rallied support for a deep cut in interest rates. He warned that market turmoil reflected investors’ concerns that “the United States is in for a deep and protracted recession.” Bernanke apologized for convening the call on the Martin Luther King holiday. But he felt the urgency of the crisis required the Fed to act before its regularly scheduled meeting the next week. It approved a cut of three-fourths of a percentage point in its benchmark for short-term rates.

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Tribal killing suspect targeted Investigators looking for missing $50,000 The ASSOCIATED PRESS ALTURAS, Calif. – The woman who police say killed three family members and a worker at the headquarters building for an Indian tribe that was evicting her and her son from its land was the target of a federal investigation into at least $50,000 in missing tribal funds. Investigators have been looking into whether Cherie Lash Rhoades took federal grant money meant for the Cedarville Rancheria tribe she once led, a person familiar with the tribe’s situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke only on condition of anonymity. Rhoades recently was ousted as chairwoman of the 35-member tribe that includes many of her relatives. On Thursday afternoon, her brother, Rurik Davis, and other tribal members were attending a meeting involving Rhoades’s potential eviction at the headquarters building in the rural northeastern California community of Alturas. It’s unclear precisely when the shooting began, but in quick succession Davis, 50; Rhoades’ niece, Angel Penn, 19; her nephew, Glenn Calonicco, 30; and Shelia Lynn Russo, 47, were killed. Investigators were looking into whether the embezzlement allegations spurred the tribe’s efforts to evict Rhoades, but had not established any definitive motive, Alturas Police Chief Ken Barnes said Friday. “If we could confirm or deny that, it would help me toward a motive,” Barnes said. Eviction from tribal housing is among the most serious punishments for American Indians. One of Rhoades’ nephews, Jason Penn, said Davis was behind the effort. “Her brother drove her too far,” Penn said as he stood in the front yard of Rhoades’ home on the tribe’s land in Cedarville, about 15 miles from Alturas. Penn said he drove into Alturas on Thursday with Rhoades, and she dropped him off at a cousin’s home before going to tribal headquarters. He later heard about the shooting. “All I heard was there was some shooting, and my sister and brother were dead,” he said with a shrug. His sister was Penn, and his brother Calonicco. “I’ve gotten over worse.” The fourth victim, Russo, 47, was a tribal administrator who managed evictions and had two teenagers, said her mother, Linda Stubblefield of Taft. Davis’s two daughters were wounded, police said. One was alert and talking. The other remained in critical condition, Barnes said. Barnes said young children were inside the building and on the property, and a judge from another tribe was listening to the eviction proceedings over the phone when the shooting began. After running out of bullets, Rhoades grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed a woman, police said. She chased one of Davis’ daughters out of the building and into the parking lot while brandishing the knife, Barnes said. Authorities were alerted to the attack when a woman covered in blood ran to nearby City Hall and rang a bell to get into a side door, City Clerk Cary Baker said. “She was saying, ‘Help me, help me, people have been shot,’” Baker said. The woman was not injured, Baker said. Officers arriving after the attack found Rhoades outside the building, running and clutching a knife, Barnes said. A tribal employee helped tackle her, and she was quickly subdued and arrested.

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Oil train wrecks spur safety measures The ASSOCIATED PRESS BILLINGS, Mont. – Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-ranging, voluntary safety measures after a string of explosive and deadly accidents. The deal signed Friday calls for oil trains to be slowed from a maximum of 50 to 40 miles per hour through major cities, more frequent track inspections and better emergency response planning along routes that carry trains hauling up to 3 million gallons of crude each. The new safety steps would begin going into effect in late March and be fully in place by July 1. After a boom in domestic drilling in recent years, oil trains now travel thousands of miles from oil producing areas, including the Northern

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Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing July 6, 2013, in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada. Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-ranging voluntary safety measures after a string of explosive and deadly accidents. Plains, to coastal refineries and shipping terminals along the Mississippi River and other major waterways. The agreement does not resolve concerns over another hazardous fuel, ethanol,

involved in a spate of rail accidents in recent years. It also does not address an estimated 78,000 flawed tank cars that carry crude and ethanol and are known to split open during derailments.

The U.S. Department of Transportation said it would address the tank car issue separately. By taking voluntary steps, the railroads will be able to act more quickly than if they waited for new safety rules to be drafted and approved by the government, said Robert Chipkevich, a former director of rail accident investigations at the National Transportation Safety Board. But regulators will have little leverage to enforce the industry’s commitments, he added. “It’s a positive step,” Chipkevich said. “But certainly there’s nothing to say they would have to continue following those practices. The only way you can enforce something like that would be for regulators to publish regulations and do periodic oversight.” Federal officials said they would continue to pursue longer-term safety measures

and use regular inspections to check for compliance with the industry agreement. With no formal rules in place inspectors could not issue fines or take other punitive measures. “We expect for this to be a document that is fully adhered to, and are prepared to inspect accordingly and call out the industry as necessary,” Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo said in a Friday interview with The Associated Press. The Association of American Railroads represents the major railroads in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. President Edward Hamberger said he expects all of them to sign the agreement. At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.

A star’s downfall at historically black Alcorn By JEFF AMY The Associated Press LORMAN, Miss. – M. Christopher Brown II was regarded as a rising star in the world of historically black universities and a transformational leader at Mississippi’s Alcorn State University. Hired at just 38, he and the university were winning awards and Alcorn’s profile was on the rise. But by his third year on the job, complaints began to surface about money spent on lavish upgrades to the president’s residence and the relationship between a Brown aide and a production

company that staged campus concerts, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. Amid an investigation of the spending by the board that oversees the university, Brown and two others resigned in December. The probe and resignations come at a time when Alcorn and other historically black schools are working to recover from the recession. Mississippi’s three historically black public universities fought off a proposal by former Gov. Haley Barbour to merge them, and overall higher education spending in Mississippi has only begun to

recover from sharp cuts. “I’m sick about it because it’s going to impact recruiting, support from the Legislature, everything,” said Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds, who oversees the state’s public universities. Hundreds of pages of invoices, checks, emails and other correspondence reviewed by the AP show Alcorn spent almost $89,000 on furniture and renovations at the president’s house – all without seeking bids as required under state law. The documents also show the production company associated with Brown’s aide uni-

versity collected $85,000 in fees as part of the money Alcorn paid it. And an auditor says the school spent more than $67,000 in bond money on projects that weren’t allowed in the lending agreement. The documents reveal for the first time details of the spending that led to Brown’s departure, which were known only among a select group of students, faculty and alumni. When Brown resigned, Bounds would only say it was related to an investigation into possible purchasing violations. Students interviewed Wednesday on campus said

they’d only heard rumors about why Brown left. “It was kind of sudden, but no one really spoke on it. We didn’t know the president was gone unless we looked on a website,” said Ayobunni Saleem, a freshman biology major from Milwaukee. The documents show Brown was aware of the spending on the president’s house and the concerts. It’s not clear, though, whether he knew before the probe started that money was being spent in ways that auditors would question. Reached at his home in Las Vegas, Brown declined to comment and didn’t return other messages.

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Deal reached on Ukraine crisis The ASSOCIATED PRESS KIEV, Ukraine – Under heavy pressure from the West following a deadly day of clashes and sniper fire in the capital, President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders struck a deal Friday aimed at bringing Ukraine’s three-month political crisis to an end. But radical protesters and some pro-Russian factions rejected it, leaving lingering doubts over whether peace could be restored. On a day of electrifying developments, the Ukrainian parliament also opened a path for Yulia Tymoshenko – Yanukovych’s political nemesis – to be let out of prison. In spite of what looked like a significant government retreat, protesters booed opposition figures who took to a stage Friday evening to present the deal, which cuts Yanukovych’s powers and calls for early elections but falls short of demands for his immediate resignation. “Death to the criminal!” some chanted, referring to Yanukovych. “Resign! Resign! Resign!” shouted others as one radical speaker threatened to go on an


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A man carries a photo of an anti-government protester killed in clashes with the police during a funeral procession Friday at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. armed offensive if the opposition doesn’t demand the president’s resignation by Saturday morning. Addressing the crowd in Kiev’s Independence Square, opposition leader Vitali Klitschko tried to persuade them that Yanukovych had likely

given all he was willing to give. “He’s not going to resign. This isn’t realistic. We have to think about realistic steps,” Klitschko said. The agreement signed Friday calls for presidential elections to be moved up from March 2015 to no later than De-

cember, but many protesters said that is far too late. And it does not address the issue that set off the protests in November – Yanukovych’s abandonment of closer ties with the European Union in favor of a bailout deal with longtime ruler Russia.

Who is Ukraine’s polarizing Yulia Tymoshenko? By JIM HEINTZ The Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine – As protests roiled Ukraine’s capital and exploded into violence, Yulia Tymoshenko’s face, topped by her trademark diadem of blonde peasant braids, overlooked the street mayhem from posters – an oddly ghostly presence for a woman who made her name by being in the thick of opposition action. The posters, on display near the stage of the protesters’ main camp and on the nearby city Christmas tree, were the only way Tymoshenko could be there. She’s been imprisoned for more than two

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years serving a sentence widely regarded as an act of vengeance by her arch-foe, President Viktor Yanukovych. Now Tymoshenko may be just days from a return. Hours after Yanukovych and protest leaders signed Yulia a wide-ranging Tymoshenko agreement Fri- Ex-Ukrainian day to resolve prime minister the country’s political crisis, the parliament that once was in Yanukovych’s pocket approved a measure decriminalizing the charge used to convict Tymoshenko, paving the way for her

release. Freeing her would bring back one of the most polarizing figures in Ukraine’s overheated political scene. She is variously admired as an icon of democracy and detested as a self-promoting manipulator with a shady past. Tymoshenko became a world figure during Ukraine’s Orange Revolution protests of 2004, a riveting figure both for her ringing denunciations of election fraud and her distinctive mix of peasant hair and high-fashion dresses. She was more exciting to protesters than her Orange Revolution partner Viktor Yushchenko, who accused the government of stealing his

rightful victory in presidential elections. Tymoshenko became prime minister when Yushchenko won a court-ordered election rerun. Their facade of unity soon shattered in favor of incessant quarrels. Yushchenko fired her after nine months, only for her to regain the premiership in 2007. Unrelenting tensions between them virtually paralyzed the government. In 2010, Yanukovych rode a wave of voter discontent to oust Tymoshenko from the presidency. He was the very man that Orange Revolution activists believed had stolen power from Yushchenko in the first place six years before.

HARARE, Zimbabwe – A Zimbabwean magistrate on Friday dismissed charges against former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds of possessing pornography, and he was ordered to pay a fine or face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of violating the country’s immigration laws. The State had alleged that Reynolds had images of naked men and women on his iPhone 4S. The court, however, said it had to dismiss the charge because an order for such a charge is required by the country’s prosecutor-general and it was not properly obtained. Reynolds is meant to pay $100 or spend five days in prison for failing to renew his visa after it expired on Dec. 10, 2013, said Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe. “Once the accused has paid his fine or spent time in prison, he must be handed over to the immigration offi-

cials for immediate deportation,” the magistrate said. Reynolds, 62, who lost his congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape, was arrested at a hotel in the Zimbabwean capital on Monday. During proceedings earlier Friday, lawyer Arthur Gurira said Reynolds hadn’t renewed his visa because he suffered a mild stroke in early January and “wasn’t in the best of health”. Gurira described Reynolds as a “business consultant” who is in Zimbabwe for business purposes. “He has been a frequent visitor since 2009, and in and out of the country for 17 times and on all those occasions, he didn’t overstay and was in strict compliance of the immigration laws in this country,” Gurira told the court. He also appealed to the court to treat Reynolds as a first offender who has never committed any crime in Zimbabwe.

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Yemeni woman’s life entangled with al-Qaida By HAMZA HENDAWI The Associated Press SANAA, Yemen – Abeer al-Hassani’s ex-husband was famed for his beautiful voice. He used it, she says, singing poetic hymns to martyrdom and jihad to try to draw youth from their neighborhood of the Yemeni capital into joining al-Qaida. He sang at weddings of fellow members of the terror group, and held discussions with young men at local mosques. “One woman complained to me that her son wanted to go fight in Iraq after speaking with him,” the 25-year-old al-Hassani recalled in an interview with The Associated Press.

For most of her young life, al-Hassani has been entangled with al-Qaida through family bonds she has tried to shake off. Three of her brothers became fighters for the group, and all three are now dead, two of them killed by U.S drone strikes on consecutive days in January 2013. Her story provides a rare look into one of the most dangerous branches of the terror network, which has withstood successive blows and yet continues to thrive. It has moved to fueling conflict elsewhere in the region, sending fighters and expertise to Syria and to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Her ex-husband, Omar al-Hebishi, backed up his recruiting with cash. During

their marriage, she says, he received large bank transfers or cash delivered overland from Saudi Arabia – money, he told her, that was to support the families of “martyrs.” She and al-Hebishi divorced in 2010. A month ago, he left for Syria to fight alongside al-Qaida-inspired extremists – but not before trying to recruit the older of their two sons, 8-yearold Aws, to come with him by showing the boy videos of al-Qaida fighters jogging and swimming. “Mom, I want to go because they have a swimming pool,” Aws told her, al-Hassani said. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, as the Yemen branch is known, has been hit hard in the past few years. A

U.S.-backed government offensive in 2012 drove it out of southern cities that it seized a year earlier. Relentless U.S. drone strikes have killed several senior figures and dozens of lower-level fighters, keeping the group on the run. Still, several Yemeni security officials said al-Qaida has spread to operate in every province of the country of more than 25 million. Al-Qaida’s branch demonstrated its capabilities with a sophisticated and brutal attack in December on the Defense Ministry in the capital, Sanaa, that killed more than 50 people. The group benefits from Yemen’s political instability since the ouster of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Venezuelan beauty queen mourned 22-year-old Genesis Carmona killed during demonstration Tuesday By BEN FOX The Associated Press VALENCIA, Venezuela – A university student beauty queen was mourned Friday in the provincial Venezuelan city where she was slain this week during a political protest, a victim of what government opponents say is indiscriminate violence used by President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters to stifle dissent across the country. Family members and friends of 22-year-old Genesis Carmona say the former Miss Tourism 2013 for the central Venezuelan state of Carabobo was shot down by members of the armed militias known as “colectivos” who opened fire on a demonstration in Valencia on Tuesday. The government says the incident is under investigation, and Maduro said at a news conference Friday that it has been “well-established” by ballistics experts that shots came from the opposition protesters. Mourners at the private Mass and graveside memorial for Carmona said they have no doubt which side fired the fatal round. “She wanted to support her country and, well, look what it cost her for going out with a flag and a whistle. Killed by government mercenaries,” said Jose Gil, an uncle of Carmona. The violence drew condemnation Friday from U.S.-based watchdog group Human Rights Watch, which said “Venezuelan security forces have used excessive and unlawful force against protesters on multiple

WASHINGTON – Seeking to correct potential acts of bias spanning three wars, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice. The unusual mass ceremony, scheduled for March 18, will honor veterans, most of Hispanic or Jewish heritage, who had already been recognized with the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second-highest military award. Only three of the recipients are living. “I never really did worry

the December attack, during which fighters broke into a hospital inside the Defense Ministry complex and killed patients, doctors and nurses. Hadi ordered security camera footage of the bloodshed released to the public, a move al-Saggaf said “dealt the image of al-Qaida a serious blow.” But al-Hassani’s tale illustrates the pull that al-Qaida has in a society where poverty is rife, the population is deeply conservative and many resent a corrupt government and abuses by security forces. “I can guarantee you that my two sons, Aws and Hamza, will follow in the footsteps of their father if we stay in Yemen,” al-Hassani said. “We need to get out of Yemen.”

8BRIEFS 265 Anne Frank books vandalized in libraries TOKYO – Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl” and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries. Dozens of pages were ripped in the books. The libraries have counted 265 damaged books at 31 municipal libraries since the end of January. An official at one library said all the books could have been found using the keywords “Anne Frank” in an online database. The motive is unclear. Police are investigating.

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Relatives and friends carry the coffin of Genesis Carmona on Friday in Valencia, Venezuela. The university student and beauty queen was buried Friday in Valencia where she was slain during a political protest, a victim of what government opponents say is the kind of indiscriminate violence that has been used to stifle dissent across the country by supporters of President Nicolas Maduro. occasions since February 12, 2014, including beating detainees and shooting at crowds of unarmed people.” The report also said “the government has censored the news media, blocking transmission of a TV channel and threatening to prosecute news outlets for their coverage of the violence.” The U.S. news channel CNN said Friday four of its journalists were notified by the Information Ministry that they are no longer allowed to report in the country. They include CNN en Espanol anchor Patricia Janiot.

The U.S. State Department also issued a warning Friday to U.S. citizens in Venezuela to “maintain a low profile and to avoid all areas of civil disruption.” Maduro has insisted that the protesters are “fascist” elements intent on fomenting a coup and pledged to crack down. On Thursday, a judge determined there was enough evidence to detain opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who surrendered to authorities a day earlier. The charges against Lopez include arson and criminal incitement related to a massive Feb. 12 rally.

Speaking Friday to international media, Maduro called out what he said was a “campaign of demonization to isolate the Bolivarian revolution.” People at Carmona’s service who were also at Tuesday’s rally said they saw a group of up to 50 men on motorcycles, armed with handguns fire directly into the crowd of about 3,000 demonstrators, setting off a panicked stampede through the street. “We were protesting peacefully and this was like a war,” said Emilio Morillo, an 18-year-old university student.

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While his replacement Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi is battling the group, Saleh’s loyalists still infusing security and intelligence agencies have quietly backed al-Qaida fighters to keep the government unstable, the officials told the AP. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the press. “The former regime forged a close relationship with al-Qaida,” said Fares al-Saggaf, an adviser to Hadi. In the southern province of Abyan “entire army camps have been handed over to al-Qaida.” Al-Saggaf said al-Qaida is on the ropes, in large part due to the drone strikes. He said sympathy for the group has fallen, particularly after

about decorations,” said one of those being honored, Melvin Morris of Cocoa, Fla., who was commended for courageous actions while a staff sergeant during combat operations on Sept. 17, 1969, in the vicinity of Chi Lang, South Vietnam. Morris, who is black, said in an interview that it never occurred to him that his race might have prevented him from receiving the Medal of Honor. He said it was a huge surprise when the Army contacted him last May about the review and then arranged for a call from Obama. “I fell to my knees. I was shocked,” Morris said. “President Obama said he was sorry this didn’t happen before.

He said this should have been done 44 years ago.” The other living recipients are Spc. 4 Santiago J. Erevia of San Antonio, cited for courage during a search and clear mission near Tam Ky, South Vietnam, on May 21, 1969; and Sgt. 1st Class Jose Rodela of San Antonio, cited for courage during combat operations in Phuoc Long province, South Vietnam, on Sept. 1, 1969. The Army conducted the review under a directive from Congress in the 2002 National Defense Authorization Act. The law required that the record of each Jewish-American and Hispanic-American veteran who received a Service Cross during or after World War II be reviewed for possi-

ble upgrade to the Medal of Honor. The Pentagon said the Army reviewed the cases of the 6,505 recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars and found an eligible pool of 600 soldiers who may have been Jewish or Hispanic. The Army also worked with the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, the Jewish War Veterans of the USA and the American GI Forum, the largest Hispanic-American veterans group, to pinpoint potential medal recipients. Of the 24, eight fought in the Vietnam War, nine in the Korean War and seven in World War II.

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Group distributing fliers in towns • BALLOT Continued from page A1 Johnsburg, Taxpayers United is working with local members to try to defeat more than a half-dozen referendum proposals in communities across the state this primary season, Tobin said. The fliers being distributed in Huntley and Johnsburg highlight how residents in both towns are taking home less pay and then detail how a majority of property tax dollars go to pay “lavish” salaries and pensions for park district and school district employees. Although the referenda won’t directly go to salary and benefits, the proposals

speak to public officials’ inability to live within taxpayers’ means, Tobin said. District 12 Superintendent Dan Johnson said the criticism is off base and that the referendum would go toward improving the district’s infrastructure for students. Under the proposal, Johnsburg taxpayers will not see property taxes increase from current levels, he said. “Our goal is to educate our community and keep them informed and get them facts, so they can make the best decision ... I know it sounds like a broken record but our emphasis is getting residents the facts,” Johnson said. Huntley Park District officials declined comment, although they added an infor-

mative page to the district’s website on Friday that explains their referendum to residents. Founded in 1976, Taxpayers United started as a taxpayer advocate focused on Illinois policy. The group has since expanded its membership to most Midwestern states and some coastal states. Since forming, the group has helped defeat nearly 200 “property tax increase” referenda, Tobin said. He predicted that referenda in Huntley and Johnsburg will be defeated on March 18 if voter turnout in both towns reach the 50th percentile. “If the fliers circulate widely, then the referendum will be defeated,” Tobin said.

Quinn shuttered Tamms, Dwight prisons in ’12 • PRISONS Continued from page A1 was partly blamed on a scandal involving the early release of hundreds of violent prisoners, a program he shut down for three years. During those years, the population soared by as much as 4,000 inmates. The program resumed last year under stricter rules. Then, in 2012 Quinn announced the closure of Tamms and the Dwight women’s maximum security lockup in Livingston County. Illinois also sold to the federal government a maximum security penitentiary in Thomson that was completed in 2001 but never fully opened because of budget constraints. As for Dillard’s criticism, Quinn’s Corrections Department disagrees that the closure of Tamms makes general prisons more dangerous or that use of the new good-conduct release policy is excessive. Inmates formerly housed at Tamms were held there because they were gang leaders

or caused trouble elsewhere, and are housed in traditional maximum security prisons now. But the Corrections Department says they are held securely and officials contend inmate assaults on staff members are down in the past year. Figures on early release – now known as “Supplemental Sentence Credit” – gathered and analyzed by the AP show that since the program began in March 2013, the agency has released about 2,900 inmates up to six months early for good conduct behind bars. Just more than 4 percent have returned to prison because of violating the terms of their release. And regarding overcrowding, the Corrections Department says there’s enough space to house inmates safely at no risk to the public. They say the 32,000-inmate design capacity is based on outdated housing practices. The candidates say there’s no money to build new prisons – and if it becomes necessary, it must only come after careful consideration of long-

term needs. “Any new prison construction would have to be justified by the long-term facility needs assessment plan I will institute as governor and be included in the state’s longterm capital planning process,” Brady said. Rutherford would consider “how closed correctional facilities could be utilized to alleviate current pressures.” Each is open to the idea of alternative sentencing. “For certain types of crimes and offenders, there can be a place for alternative sentencing,” Rauner said. Tio Hardiman of Hillside, former director of a nonprofit organization that combats violence in the Chicago region, is taking on Quinn in the Democratic primary. In response to the questionnaire, Hardiman said he too believes in alternative sentencing and would support building new prisons to replace the state’s oldest lockups. Quinn declined to participate in the AP questionnaire, saying his views on important state issues are well-known.

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Mental health board now full The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down: Thumbs up: To the McHenry County Board for filling all the seats on the Mental Health Board for the first time in eight months. It’s been a tumultuous time for the Mental Health Board, with the departure of key leaders and board members over the past year and a half. The board still needs to find an executive director, but, hopefully, some needed reform and some unneeded politicking from some County Board members will quiet down long enough to allow the board to function properly. Thumbs down: To the McHenry County College Board of Trustees, for essentially ruling out the option of expanding its health science and fitness programs somewhere other than its main campus off Route 14 in Crystal Lake. Board Chairman Ron Parrish was the only trustee who argued that the college had not done enough to fully vet vacant buildings throughout the county. Pioneer Center for Human Services recently bought a 41,493 square-foot building previously owned and occupied by the now defunct Family Service and Community Mental Health Center for less than half the cost of building it. Is the college certain there’s not a similar deal to be had for its planned expansion? Thumbs up: To Spring Grove Public Works Supervisor Matt Wittum, who leads an innovative group fighting this winter’s harsh snow and ice in a creative way – with a mixture of salt brine and beet juice. It’s kept the roads clear and saved taxpayers an estimated $10,000 a year. Spring Grove was rightfully awarded for its efforts with the American Public Works Fox Valley Branch Excellence in Snow award. Thumbs down: To the proposed bill that would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in Illinois. As if Illinois residents aren’t taxed enough, some lawmakers want to make you pay more for that Diet Coke you drank at lunch yesterday. This latest attempt to get more of your money is another example of state government wanting to take parenting away from parents. Thumbs up: To the area residents who will take part in Sunday’s Polar Plunge at Lakefront Park in Fox Lake to benefit Special Olympics. The Woodstock Police Department, a team from District 200 and students from Huntley plan to participate after accepting donations to encourage them in taking the cold dip. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Woodstock Police Department had already raised $4,170.


Network news coverage Viewers of nightly network news telecasts can hardly avoid noticing the overwhelming percentage of coverage NBC devotes to the Olympic Games going on in Sochi, Russia. It has to compel anyone to wonder whether the news is being used simply to boost ratings for the rest of the day and night. It’s not that “NBC Nightly News” with Brian Williams has forsaken big stories in the sole interest of building an audience for its very costly and undeniably popular broadcast of the Olympics. But, on a recent Tuesday night, for example, roughly half the 30-minute news broadcast was devoted to what was going on in the Olympics. Every news-gathering organization has to make money – that is beyond dispute. But the best situation is one in which a clear separation between news and business is respected. The Press-Republican (Plattsburgh, N.Y.)

8IT’S YOUR WRITE Zinke the right choice To the Editor: I grew up with parents who taught me that voting makes a difference. And so I vote. On March 18, I will vote for Andrew Zinke, the only candidate for sheriff of McHenry County whose education and experience will lead us into our future with what our community needs. As the mother of a 13-year-old son, I want a future for him that includes being safe when he’s with his friends. Undersheriff Zinke is a family man himself who understands how important it is that crime is controlled. We need a sheriff who has the educational background and the experience of close to 25 years with the sheriff¹s office. He has always worked in our county and not somewhere else. Please vote in the primary election March 18 and make the right choice for the future of our county and our community. Vote Andrew Zinke for sheriff. Tamara DeModica Woodstock

Appalling defiance To the Editor: Back in December, I attended the McHenry County College graduation ceremony. While it was an enjoyable event, something is still bothering me. There was a group of six people sitting in front of me, and when the national anthem started playing and the two servicemen were

walking the flag forward, one lady defiantly sat down and made the other four ladies with her sit as well. Thankfully, the husband remained standing. I am still appalled at this. I have since asked many family members, friends and colleagues whether they have ever witnessed such an act, and no one has. Maybe it was an isolated incident. Many men and women have died fighting for this country and for the freedoms we have. To witness such a blatant, defiant act of disrespect was appalling. If these people are so against what the American flag stands for, why are they here? No one is making them stay. Heck, I’ll even help them pack their bags. Melinda Struthers Huntley

Who is to blame? To the Editor: As promised, a combination of public-sector unions have sued the state of Illinois for modifying the existing pension plans. I don’t blame them one bit. Obligations weren’t met through any fault of the pensioners. That being said, I love how the unions are framing their lawsuit. It would make one think that a third entity exists – the state of Illinois as a third party with a pot of gold. I trust this isn’t a revelation to anyone; the taxpayers are the pot of gold.

How to sound off We welcome original letters on public issues. Letters must include the author’s full name, home address and day and evening telephone numbers. We limit letters to 250 words and one published letter every 30 days. Election-related letters are limited to 150 words. The deadline to submit an election-

This is how we get our ounce of flesh: Insist the unions name those responsible, and add them to their lawsuit. Every legislator that sat on a committee that shirked their fiduciary responsibility and moved pension funding to pet projects should be named. Every legislator that voted “yes” to postponing pension funding, name them in the lawsuit. Every governor that allowed the misappropriations, name them. I’ve got to stop, I’m out of breath. For those that agree with me, I’m sorry, I’m going to burst the bubble. In the state of Illinois, the public-sector union bosses and politicians are frat brothers, joined at the hip by campaign contributions. It ain’t gonna happen. Steve Moore Cary

Keep Zinke’s momentum To the Editor: I have known Andy Zinke, first as his attorney, then his co-worker

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and, finally, his friend. I observe daily how he serves tirelessly as undersheriff of McHenry County, upholding in the highest regard the mission to serve and protect the citizens of McHenry County. As candidate for McHenry County sheriff, he has endured shameless attacks. Unfortunately, these types of character assaults have become all too commonplace as part of political campaigns. However, what is uncommon is how Andy has risen above the mudslinging, letting his exemplary record and tireless service to the citizens of McHenry County be his voice. Andy has elevated the office as undersheriff and has a clear plan to further elevate the programs offered by the sheriff’s office, which will benefit all the citizens of McHenry County. Elect Andy Zinke as the next sheriff of McHenry County to continue the momentum he has started. Don Leist Elgin

Growing Illinois’ economy, giving middle class a fair shake As I speak with working families all over the state, I’m hearing an alltoo-common refrain. People who work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules find it tougher and tougher to get by. They’re upset that while ordinary Illinoisans struggle, big corporations and the very rich aren’t paying their fair share – a view shared by 82 percent of Illinois voters, according to a GBA Strategies poll. They’re right. Economic data substantiates the fact that in Illinois lower- and middle-income families pay about twice the rate in taxes than what the rich pay. That’s simply not fair. Many of these families are at the breaking point, and they’ll be asked to shoulder even more if Springfield doesn’t changes its priorities – fast. Middle- and lower-income families will either go without essential services or face higher local taxes – probably both – unless Springfield confronts the upcoming fiscal cliff

head-on. Expiring tax rates will add $2 billion to the current $6 billion backlog of unpaid bills. Critical investments in public education, infrastructure, public safety, health and human services and more – literally all of our most important priorities – will face cuts unlike anything we’ve ever seen without drastic changes. It shouldn’t be that way, and it won’t if the will of the people is respected. Polls show an overwhelming majority of Illinoisans believe such draconian cuts would have unacceptable consequences for vital programs and services. A Better Illinois is a large and diverse coalition committed to fundamentally altering the way Springfield does business through long-term, structural reform that creates stable and sustainable revenue. Implementation of a fair tax, with lower rates for lower incomes and higher rates for higher incomes would do just that.

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

GUEST VIEW Kristen Crowell Our reforms represent the opposite of how Springfield governs today – with Band-Aids and budget gimmicks, kicking the can down the road until the next crisis arises. In addition to stability, an even better reason for a fair tax is its impact on lower- and middle-income families and their bottom lines. Implemented properly, a fair tax represents a tax cut – not an increase, but a cut – for the overwhelming majority of Illinois taxpayers over what they currently pay. That’s not what you’ll hear from the out-of-state special interest groups spending obscene amounts of money peddling doomsday scenarios. But they’re just manufacturing strawmen and outright lies to protect big corporations and the rich.


Perhaps most insulting about the current smear campaign by outof-state special interests is that it seeks to silence the voices of Illinois voters – 92 percent of whom believe the tax and budgeting process in Springfield is broken and needs to be fixed, according to GBA. Fair tax legislation simply puts the question of a fair tax to Illinois voters on the upcoming November ballot. It is we, the people, who will ultimately decide. The big money pouring in from outside Illinois actually seeks to deny us the opportunity to vote on a fair tax for ourselves. Thirty-four states and the federal government have abandoned the antiquated, anti-growth tax system that still burdens Illinois today. It’s no coincidence neighboring Midwestern states and others with a fair tax are recovering more quickly from the Great Recession, with far lower unemployment and much stronger job creation.

There’s no surer way to stimulate Illinois’ economy and create new jobs than a fair tax that puts more money in the hands of lower and middle-income taxpayers who will spend it in their local communities. That’s a recipe for short-term stimulus and long-term economic growth. It’s long past time to change our antiquated and unfair tax code, in favor of a fair tax with lower rates for lower incomes and higher rates for higher incomes. Let’s put an end to the constant budgeting-by-crisis in Springfield, and at the same time give the middle class a fair shake. • Kristen Crowell is the executive director for A Better Illinois, a statewide coalition of civic and community organizations, small business, labor and faith leaders, educators, service providers, and tens of thousands of ordinary taxpayers seeking to modernize Illinois tax structure to create greater fairness and longterm economic growth.

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MINOR FIRE CLOSES RESTAURANT FRIDAY WOODSTOCK – A minor fire at El Niagara Restaurant in Woodstock on Friday will keep the business closed for a few days while repairs are made. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded to a structure fire at the restaurant at 118 First St. at 10:39 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from Capt. Brendan Parker. Restaurant employees were preparing food when they noticed smoke coming from the ceiling. An employee used a fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire before exiting, according to the release. Crews found a small fire in a wall that extended to the attic space above the kitchen. Fire crews had it under control within a few minutes and no major damage or injuries occurred. The fire appears to have started from the heat of a nearby stove, according to the news release. The restaurant should reopen in a few days.

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Waterway agency under fire Lawmakers move to drop department, shift control to state By JEFF ENGELHARDT FOX LAKE – A pair of Lake County state senators are pushing to dissolve the Fox Waterway Agency and shift control to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The proposed legislation, spon-

sored by State Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan, and Julie Morrison, D-Deerfield, is designed to eliminate redundancies in government, Link said – an issue he has fought for years. “If you look at my history you’ll see I’ve been an advocate for lesser government,” Link said. “The way

to become more streamlined is to get rid of some of these local units of government.” The responsibilities of the Fox Waterway Agency, such as dredging the Fox River and Chain O’ Lakes, maintaining safe recreation for water activities and promoting tourism, were handled by the Illinois

Department of Natural Resources before 1983. But Ron Barker, executive director for the agency, said the organization was created because the department of natural resources could not handle all the demands of the area.

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Cary couple still frozen out

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DISTRICT TO HOST PRE-K REGISTRATION Johnsburg School District 12 will host pre-kindergarten registration from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. March 4 and from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 5 at Ringwood School Primary Center, 4700 School Road, Ringwood. The registration is open to Johnsburg residents ages 3 to 5 who have not yet entered kindergarten. Parents will provide information about their children’s developmental history and make appointments for speech, language, cognitive and motor skill screenings. Proof of residency, such as mortgage or rental documents and tax or utility bills, must be provided. An official birth certificate is required for registration of children entering kindergarten in the fall. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 to begin school. For information, call 815-7280459.

LIFEGUARD COURSE SET FOR MARCH 7 The McHenry Parks and Recreation Department will offer a 40-hour American Red Cross lifeguard training program starting March 7 at McHenry High School West Campus, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road. Through videos, discussion and hands-on practice, students age 15 and older will learn teamwork, rescue techniques, first aid and other skills needed to work as a professional lifeguard. Fee is $240 for residents; $250 for nonresidents. Registration is required. For information, call 815-3632160 or visit

8LOCAL DEATHS Donna Mae Klatt 67, McHenry Charlotte L. Kurzeja 83, Wonder Lake

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ABOVE: With water bottles crowding their kitchen table, Hollie Savage (left) and her husband, Rob, talk about their day Friday at their Cary home. The Savages and their 2-year-old son have been living without running water in their home since last Wednesday. It was determined that the water service line froze under the street from the water main to the couple’s b-box, where the shutoff valve is located. BELOW: The Savages walk near their b-box Friday at their Cary home.

Service line problem leaves frustrated residents without water By JOSEPH BUSTOS CARY – About a week and a half ago, Rob and Hollie Savage came to their home on Hill Street and didn’t have water. They had left the water dripping in some of their sinks, but the pipes still froze. The couple and their 2-year-old son, Kain, have had to shower at other people’s houses, and avoided gathering dirty dishes with no way to wash them. It eventually was determined that the water service line froze under the street from the water main to the couple’s b-box, where the shutoff valve is located. According to village code, all service lines and repairs to those lines from the water main to the house are the responsibility of

Richard W. Soderberg 75, formerly of Crystal Lake Bernadine J. Voelkner 76, Crystal Lake Beatrice A. Whitehead 75, McHenry OBITUARIES on page B4

tion. “I don’t have the money to pay to do this,” Rob Savage said. A few days ago, with the help of

See FROZEN, page B2

Fires damage homes in Huntley police officer McHenry, Lakemoor receives Lifesaving Award Both fires believed to be accidental, reports say By JIM DALLKE

John L. Sherwood 86, Crystal Lake

the homeowner. After getting an estimate of $4,000 to fix the problem, the couple said it had to find a different solu-

a plumber, the couple was able to connect a garden hose to a neighbor’s house to get water. However, the couple say they were mostly frustrated with the village’s response. “They keep saying we’ll see what we can do and they’ll call us back, and they don’t call us back,” Hollie Savage said. An employee from the village did come out when the problem was initially discovered, and the employee checked the meter and said the couple needed to call a plumber. However, after calling multiple times for help and updates, they say the village never followed through with possibly connecting their house to a neighbor. “I would have been perfectly OK if they came out the next day, McHENRY – Two separate fires near McHenry on Thursday night left one home uninhabitable and another with interior damage. Around 7:15 p.m., the McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded to a house fire at 307 N. Lily Lake Road after a neighbor reported smoke coming from the home, according to a news release. Firefighters initiated an interior search of the home after forcing entry, and they confirmed the house

News to your phone Text the keyword NWHMCHENRY to 74574 to sign up for McHENRY news text alerts from the Northwest Herald. Message and data rates apply. was empty. Crews then proceeded with an aggressive attack on a fire in the floor of the bathroom that extended into the basement, the release said. The fire was under control within

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Doctors say McGrath’s actions helped save life By STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO HUNTLEY – Police officer Chuck McGrath didn’t know he would be saving someone’s life when he saw a car veer into oncoming traffic along Route 47 this past summer. McGrath, a four-year veteran at the Huntley Police Department, was traveling south along Route 47 near Regency Parkway in Huntley around 7 a.m. July 20 when a small, red SUV crossed the median into the southbound lanes.

Afternoon Drive Get the latest headlines emailed straight to your inbox each weekday afternoon by signing up for Afternoon Drive at The 22-year-old driver turned his car around, exited Route 47 and pulled his car to the side of Regency Parkway. The driver immediately got out, clutched his chest and fell to the ground moments later, losing consciousness. “After talking to the medical personnel who worked on this young

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Car flipped over near Route 14

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Emergency crews from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and Crystal Lake police respond to a flipped car Friday near the intersection of Route 14 and Sands Road in Crystal Lake.

8COMMUNITY CALENDAR Feb. 22 • 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Red Cross Baby-sitting class, Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley. Learn to care for children of all ages, basic first aid and rescue breathing techniques and more. Class for ages 11-14. Cost: $45 includes training handbook. Registration and information: 847669-5386 or www.huntleylibrary. org. • 10 a.m. – Free introductory yoga class, Yoga Seva Studio, 407C E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Demonstration of the benefits, stress solutions and how you can change your habits to promote health and well-being. Registration and information: 815-355-0010 or • 10 a.m. to noon – McHenry County Civil War Round Table discussion group meeting, Panera Bread, 6000 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Topic to be debated, analyzed and dissected is “The Peninsula Campaign.” Public welcome to join in or just listen. Information: www. • 1 p.m. – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meeting, Panera Bread, 6000 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Coffee and chat about your role as a grandparent hosted by the University of Illinois Extension office in Woodstock. Walk-ins welcome. Registration and information: 815-338-3737 or Feb. 23 • 8 a.m. to noon – KidStuff resale, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1023 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. Offering thousands of gently-used spring and summer children’s clothing, toys, equipment and more. Sponsored by Mothers & More of McHenry County. Admission: $1 donation to the local food pantries or a food item. Information: 815-3560457 or • 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Annual

Pancake Day, Moose Lodge, 3535 N. Richmond Road, Johnsburg. Hosted by the McHenry Lions Club. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets and a bake sale. Cost: $6 a person, free for children 5 and younger. Information: 815-6786774. • 9:30 a.m. – Lifetree Café, Immanuel Lutheran School Library, 300 S. Pathway Court, Crystal Lake. God and gays will be considered. Free. Information: 815-459-5907 or • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group meeting, Fire Station, 1020 W. Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills. Attorney Jeffrey Rabin will talk about Social Security disability. Individuals, family and friends welcome to attend. Information: 815-337-9146 or; 815-7590839 or • 2 p.m. – Cabin Fever Meat Raffle, American Legion Post 491, 1331 N. Riverside Drive, McHenry. Burgers, chops, roasts, steaks, ham, seafood and more. Multiple winners and baskets to raffle off. Proceeds benefit local veterans. Hosted by the McHenry American Legion Auxiliary. Information: 815-276-8314 or • 2 to 3:30 p.m. – “Mississippi Burning: Rewriting History,” Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. Barry Bradford will share the story of how he and three high school students brought justice to the Mississippi Burning murders 41 years after they occurred. Free. Registration and information: 847-458-6060 or Feb. 24 • 1 p.m. – Crystal Lake Senior Citizens Club meeting, Senior Services Associates, 110 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. Meeting followed by entertainment by Steve Askins and refreshments. Blood pressure readings available 11:30

a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Visitors welcome. Information: 815-459-5204. • 7 p.m. – Candidates forum, McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Democratic Congressional District 14 candidates Dennis Anderson and John Hosta will each explain his position on various issues and accept questions from the audience. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of McHenry County and MCC. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Information: 815-608-9987. • 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Tangled Snowflakes: A Drawing Workshop, Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. Ages 13 and older invited to make a snowflake tangle with Christine Thornton. Free. Registration and information: 847-458-6060 or Feb. 25 • 7 p.m. – Lifetree Café, Conscious Cup Coffee, 5005 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Discussion will be about God and gays. Free. Information: 815-715-5476 or shalasz@ Feb. 25 through March 1 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Little Christopher Resale Shoppe, 469 Lake St., Crystal Lake. Offering clothing, housewares, books, toys, 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: 847854-4552.

Incident recorded on dashboard camera in squad car • AWARD Continued from page B1 man for a couple of days at the hospital, they directly attributed it to Officer McGrath’s actions in saving his life,” said Police Chief John Perkins. Witnessing the car veer into traffic, McGrath followed the driver to Regency Parkway. The unidentified male told McGrath before losing con-

sciousness that he had been stung by a bee and that he was allergic to the insects. After the driver collapsed to the ground, McGrath performed rescue breaths until the paramedics arrived. The lifesaving incident was captured by a video camera on the dashboard of McGrath’s squad car. Village board members shared the video during a meeting Thursday, before Perkins handed McGrath the department’s Lifesaving Award.

Eight Huntley officers have previously received the honor since the department started the program in 2007. On Thursday, board members and village staff gave McGrath a standing ovation for his actions. “When you see this video, it really hits home on what these guys and girls do and what a great department we really do have,” said Village President Chuck Sass. “I’m actually tearing up talking about it.”

Weather not believed to be factor in either residential fire • FIRES Continued from page B1 25 minutes. The home experienced heavy smoke damage and was deemed uninhabitable. The amount of damage to the home is estimated at $50,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but preliminary reports indicate the fire was accidental and appears to have started in the first-floor bathroom. Roughly 15 minutes before

crews were sent to the fire on Lily Lake Road, McHenry Township Fire Protection District units were dispatched to a house fire at 307 W. Riverside Drive in Lakemoor. Firefighters arrived to find a fire in a wall near an outlet. Crews extinguished the fire within five minutes. As a result of the fire, a hole was burned through the wall. Power was shut off to the building and the house was turned back over to the homeowners. Officials determined the

fire was accidental, and the cause was traced to a faulty extension cord that melted. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries in either fire. Weather was not a factor in either incident. Fire departments from Woodstock, Wauconda, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake and Fox Lake, along with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry police and Lakemoor police, assisted the McHenry Township Fire Protection District on the calls.

hooked us up with the water, this is what the code says, let’s figure this out, and really figure it out, instead of saying I’ll get back and not calling us back,” Hollie Savage said. “That’s where we feel our hands are tied.” Hollie said she eventually left a message with Village President Mark Kownick, and she received a phone call back from Village Administrator Chris Clark. Clark said the village left notices hanging on doors of houses in known trouble areas advising residents to keep faucets dripping during the deep freeze, to help keep the pipes from freezing. He said he spoke to the Savages multiple times since their water service froze, and had yet to hear back from them. “We presumed they were working with a plumber,” Clark said. Clark said there have been a number of homes in the village with similar problems, and every situation is different. Some service lines from the water main are 150 feet long, making them difficult to thaw. Sometimes the issue occurs when people go out of town. Whether the village would be able to fix the pipes for a household from the main to the b-box is another issue. Clark said village crews are working on plowing snow and tending to water main breaks, which can take 12 to 18 hours to fix. “Our code is unique,” Clark said. “It states what it states. It’s not just one property owner we would have to work on if this would change ... it’s multiple property owners and contractor costs.” In towns such as Crystal Lake and Lake in the Hills, the municipality is responsible for the service

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After being without running water since last Wednesday and with the help of a plumber, the Savages were able to connect a garden hose to a neighbor’s house to get water in their Cary home.

“It was never the expectancy to get them out here with trucks and digging everything up, but just acknowledging something and help us out.” Rob Savage Cary resident without water in home since last Wednesday

line from the water main to the b-box, where the valve to turn water off and on is located. The resident is responsible for the service line from the b-box to the house. Now that the Savages have connected to another house for water, neither their neighbor nor the Savages will be charged for the extra water, Clark said. “Certainly we’re concerned about the family,” Clark said. “No one knows how long the pipes will be frozen.” “We will continue to monitor their property, there’s a temporary fix with the house to house process,” Clark added. Hollie Savage said she would like to see the code changed where the village would be responsible for the service line up to the b-box. “It was never the expectancy to get them out here with trucks and digging everything up, but just acknowledging something and

help us out,” Rob Savage said. Jim Stewart, who is the owner of H.R. Stewart Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Cary, said water service lines that run under the pavement are more susceptible to freezing. Snow that is on the ground in a yard acts as a good insulator. He said excavating and using steam to thaw a service line is a labor intensive process and can start at $1,300. “A lot of people don’t want to go through the expense of digging up their water service,” Stewart said. Stewart added it would take at least a month for the ground to thaw for good. He added people have a false sense of security when it warms up that the pipes will thaw out themselves. However, the ground can freeze again. “We have stuff that hasn’t frozen in 40 years freezing,” Stewart said.

Agricultural Committee to hear issue Tuesday • WATERWAY Continued from page B1 Stripping local control of the 15 lakes and more than 40 miles of river would be a step back, he said. “When you lose local control you lose people who care about the system,” Barker said. “If you’re not doing something right, you hear about it. You lose that connection with your neighbor when you’re in Springfield.” Barker is not alone in his opposition to the legislation. State Sen. Pamela Althoff, R-McHenry, is a former director for the agency and has said putting control in the state’s hands could have economic consequences for the area if boaters do not receive the service they have come to expect.

The Illinois Boaters Association also has expressed strong opposition to the proposal, issuing a letter from executive director David Zipp that lashes out at Link and Morrison for supporting laws that reduced local control or went against boating. “The Fox Waterway Agency is largely self-sufficient, paying it’s bills through waterway usage fees and profits off its active dredging operations,” Zipp wrote. “The Illinois Boaters Association ... questions why a self-supporting, locally elected and controlled unit of government would be so unfairly targeted when Illinois has the worst credit rating of any state in the nation.” The first gauge on where support lies for the legislation will come Tuesday in

Springfield when it is heard in the Agricultural Committee. Link said he is confident he has the support to move it past the initial stage. Barker said he is “gearing up for battle” in Springfield and would make the trip Tuesday. He said the outcome of that hearing and future steps would be a point of discussion at the agency’s next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. The meeting is open to the public and will be at the agency at 45 S. Pistakee Road in Fox Lake. Board chairman Wayne Blake said the agency was approved by a referendum and reapproved 10 years later with 74 percent of Lake County voters in support and 79 percent of McHenry County voters in support. “We were created by referendum, we should die by referendum,” Barker added.

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8PUBLIC ACCESS SATURDAY, FEB. 22 McHenry County Mental Health Board special meeting When: 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Where: 620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake

MONDAY, FEB. 24 Grafton Township Board When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 Where: Grafton Township Office, 10109 Vine St., Huntley Marengo City Council When: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 Where: Marengo City Hall, 132 E. Prairie St. McHenry County Board of Health Personnel Committee When: 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 Where: 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Annex A, Woodstock McHenry County Board of Health When: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 Where: 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Annex A, Woodstock. McHenry County Board Management Services Committee When: 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24 Where: Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock

TUESDAY, FEB. 25 District 200 School Board When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 Where: Clay Professional Development Center, 112 Grove St., Woodstock Harvard City Council meeting When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 Where: Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St., Harvard

Huntley Fire Protection District Board When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 Where: Annex Building, 11118 Main St. Marengo-Union Library Board When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 Where: Marengo-Union Library, 200 S. State St., Marengo Marengo Planning and Zoning Commission When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 Where: Marengo City Hall, 132 E. Prairie St. Volo Village Board When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 Where: Volo Village Board, 500 S. Fish Lake Road

Where: District office board room, 4716 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry Holiday Hills Committee of the Whole When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 3 Where: Holiday Hills Village Hall, 1304 Sunset Drive

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Harvard City Council meeting When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Where: Council chambers, 201 W. Front St., Harvard Volo Village Board When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Where: Volo Village Board, 500 S. Fish Lake Road.



Richmond Community Development Committee When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4 Where: Richmond Village Hall, 5600 Hunter Drive

Island Lake Village Board When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 Where: Island Lake Village Hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave.

Richmond Finance Committee When: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Where: Richmond Village Hall, 5600 Hunter Drive

Lakemoor Village Board When: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13 Where: Lakemoor Police Department, 27901 W. Concrete Drive

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 Island Lake Emergency Management Agency When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 Where: Island Lake Village Hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave.

Woodstock City Council meeting When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Where: Council chambers, 121 W. Calhoun St.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 THURSDAY, FEB. 27 Fox Waterway Agency Board of Directors When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 Where: To be determined Island Lake Village Board When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 Where: Island Lake Village Hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave. Lakemoor Village Board When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 Where: Lakemoor Police Department, 27901 W. Concrete Drive

MONDAY, MARCH 3 District 156 School Board When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3

Island Lake Fire and Police Commission When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Where: Island Lake Village Hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave.

MONDAY, MARCH 17 District 156 School Board When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17 Where: District office board room, 4716 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry Holiday Hills Village Board When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 17 Where: Holiday Hills Village Hall, 1304 Sunset Drive

TUESDAY, MARCH 18 TUESDAY, MARCH 11 District 46 School Board When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Where: Prairie Grove Junior High School library, 3225 Route 176, Crystal Lake

Richmond Community Development Committee When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 18 Where: Richmond Village Hall, 5600 Hunter Drive

District 200 School Board When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Where: Clay Professional Development Center, 112 Grove St., Woodstock

Richmond Finance Committee When: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 Where: Richmond Village Hall, 5600 Hunter Drive

g to s expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to Helping Paws, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.

ep He was preceded in death by his OBITUARIES parents; first wife, Dolores (nee How to submit Mulcahy); brothers, Joseph and DONNA MAE KLATT James; and sisters, Rita, Margaret, Send information to obits@ and Patricia. Donna Mae Klatt, age 67, of or call 815-526-4438. A visitation will be held Sunday, McHenry, died Tuesday February 11, Notices are accepted until 3pm for February 23, 2014 from 3:00pm 2014 at Centegra Hospitalthe next day’s paper. until 8:00pm, at Davenport Family McHenry. Funeral Home, 419 E Terra Cotta Born February 23, 1946 in Obituaries also appear online at Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. A brief Woodstock, IL the daughter of where you may visitation will be held the following Lawrence and Margaret (Schmitt) sign the guestbook, send flowers or day, Monday, February 24, from Rudolph. On June 6, 1964, she 9:00am until 10:00am at the funeral make a memorial donation. married Gerald Klatt at Trinity JOHN L. SHERWOOD home. Funeral Mass will be held Evangelical Church in Long Lake. Born: May 27, 1927; In Chicago following the visitation at 10:30am Donna retired two years ago from Died: Feb. 19, 2014; In Crystal Lake at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic band, Jo ph Medela. She was loved by all her Kurzeja, after World War II, and they Church, 451 W Terra Cotta Ave, family especially her husband of John L. “Jack” married on June 17, 1950 at St. Crystal Lake. Burial will follow at almost 50 years. She attended Sherwood, long-time Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Ann's Church in Chicago. She and Richmond Schools and graduated resident of Crystal her family summered in Wonder In lieu of flowers, memorial from McHenry Community High Lake, passed away Lake from 1969 until becoming donations may be made to the St. School with the class of 1964. surrounded by his year-round residents in 1982. Thomas School Athletic Association, She is survived by her husband, loving family on Charlotte enjoyed her role as a 265 King St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Gerald; daughter, Jennifer (Erick); homemaker and caring for her Wednesday, or to the JourneyCare Hospice sons, Darin (Shannon) and Jason February 19, 2014 at Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., family, and in her later years, loved (Heather); grandchildren, Brenda, the age of 86. being a proud grandmother. She Barrington, IL 60010. Dakota, Hunter, Lauren, Ryder, loved animals, and was a devoted He was born May 27, 1927 in To leave the family online Jackson and Samantha; a brother, Chicago, to Joseph and Kathryn condolences, please visit Marty Bradley; and sisters, Dorothy caregiver to many animals Sherwood. Jack graduated from St. or call throughout the years. Wright, Karen Rupple and Edna Leo High School and enlisted in the the funeral home at 815-459-3411 She was a longtime member of Kennedy. Christ the King Catholic Church in Marine Corps and proudly served for information. She was preceded in death by her his country during WWII. He was Wonder Lake. brothers, Kenny Brennan and Survivors include two children, the co-owner of Chicago Stationers, Clarence Rudolph. Nancy (the late Carl) Tomaso of Inc. in Chicago for 47 years. Jack Visitation will be on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 Woodstock and Joseph M. (Stacia) was an avid golfer, and volunteered often for Faith in Action, religious Kurzeja of Kokomo, IN; three p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 education receiving the Bishop's grandchildren, Joseph (Sarah Ridgeview Dr., McHenry, IL. Bechtol) Tomaso, Danny (Lidiya) Award for his 25 years of service, Memorials may be made to the and Meals on Wheels. American Cancer Society, c/o Janet Tomaso, and J.D. Kurzeja; two Jack is survived by his loving wife, RICHARD W. Smith, 200 S. Green St., McHenry, IL sisters-in-law, Sylvia McClaflin and Mary (the late Teddy) Sielepkowski. Mary (nee Ringness); children, 60050. SODERBERG She was preceded in death by her William, Jean (Reid) Anderson, For information call: April 23, Born: April 23,1938; 1938; In Elgin, IL Dolores (James) Gorski, John (Beth), parents; her husband, Joseph, on 815-385-0063 or log onto Feb. 17, 2014; Died: Feb. 17, 2014; In Regensberg, Terrence (Larry), Timothy (Julie), November 14, 2006; an infant son, Germany John; and a brother, Dale McClaflin. and Carol (Timothy) Kane, James (Maureen) Ringness, Kristin (James) Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. CHARLOTTE L. KURZEJA until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 23, Blake, Jennifer (Timothy) Schnepf, Richard W. Soderberg, age 75, of Born: Feb. 6, 1931; In Valley City, ND 2014, at Justen Funeral Home & Hemau, Germany, was the second and Amy (Thomas) Perkins; Died: Feb. 19, 20, 2014; In McHenry grandchildren, Ryan (Liz), Todd son of the late Sigfrid and Bertha Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. (Krissy), Andrew, Meghan, Greg, (Wesman) Soderberg. He attended Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Charlotte L. Kurzeja, age 83, of schools in Crystal Lake and Renee, David, Carolyn, Rachel, The funeral Mass will be at 11:00 Kathleen, Jack, Magaret, Ann, Wonder Lake, died Wednesday, graduated from Crystal Lake a.m. Monday at Christ the King Samantha, Marley, Mike, Bridget, February 19, 2014, at Centegra Catholic Church, 5006 E. Wonder Community High School in 1956. Hospital-McHenry. Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. Emmett, Kevin, Thomas, Lauren, After moving to California to She was born February 6, 1931 in Friends are asked to meet the attend Los Angeles Art Center in Jana (John), Tara, Michael, Christopher, Benjamin, Carly, and Valley City, North Dakota to Charles family directly at church Monday, Pasadena, Dick followed his dream where a visitation will precede Nathan; great-grandchildren, Sadie, to become an automobile designer. and Lorraine (Thorsen) McClaflin. She was raised in Valley City until Sean, Riley, Courtney, and John Mass beginning at 10:00 a.m. He moved to Europe in the late 60's Paul; brother, Jeremiah (Sally); to begin his career at Opel Motor she moved with her family to Interment will take place in Christ sister, Marilyn (Tom); and many Car Company. After a few years, it the King Cemetery. Chicago at the age of 12. She met For those wishing to send an was on to Porsche Cars, where he her future husband, Joseph C. nieces and nephews.

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par ts, was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years; her daughter, Cheryle Ann Lydolph; and her sister, Evelyn (Lowell) Good. Visitation will be Monday, February 24, 2014 from 4:008:00pm with a prayer service at 7:00pm at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 East Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning from 9:00am until the funeral service at 10:00am, at Shepherd of the Hills, 404 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL. Burial will immediately follow at Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in Bernadine's name. Online condolences can be shared at For information call 815-459-3411

BERNADINE J. VOELKNER Born: Aug. 17, 1937; In Harvey, IL Died: Feb. 20, 2014; In Crystal Lake Bernadine “Bernie” Joan Voelkner, age 76, of Crystal Lake passed away February 20, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born August 17, 1937 to the late Walter James and Alexandra Gertrude (nee Sojka) Randall in Harvey, IL. At age 18, she married Theodore M. Voelkner in Blue Island, IL. They were residents of Chicago, Glenview, Mt. Prospect, and eventually settled in Crystal Lake. Bernadine was an avid reader and loved to travel, the Caribbean and Italy being her favorites. She was a meticulous gardener and enjoyed summer and the warm months. Bernadine loved her family and made friends wherever she went through her warmth, kindness, and sassy personality. She is survived by her daughter, Laura (Tom) Donis, Algonquin; granddaughter, Gina Donis, Algonquin; brother, James (Pat) Randall, Hobart, IN; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Bernadine

BEATRICE A. WHITEHEAD Beatrice Anne Whitehead, age 75, of McHenry, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at Centegra HospitalMcHenry. Funeral arrangements are pending at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit

BEATRICE A. WHITEHEAD Beatrice Anne Whitehead, age 75, of McHenry, died Monday, February 17, 2014. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit

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Monday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home. A Mass celebration will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Burial will follow in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. Nancy Thomas: Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Patrick’s of Hartland in Woodstock. Bernadine J. Voelkner: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service Monday, Feb. 24, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The visitation will continue at 9 a.m. immediately follow by a 10 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Shepherd of the Hills, 404 N. Green St., McHenry. Burial will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. James Walsh: The shivah/visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at 8851 Skokie Blvd., Skokie Theodore S. Wilson: A celebration of life will be from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Feb. 22, at First Presbyterian Church, Marengo. A memorial service and luncheon will immediately follow. Edward M. Windle Jr.: A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Grace Gospel Fellowship, 4 N. 220 Frontage Road, Bensenville. For information, call 630-834-0550. Charles F. Young: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Christ United Methodist Church, 9009 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin.


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The 2014 Winter Games wrap up on Sunday, with the torch being passed to Pyeongchang, FEBRUARY 23 South Korea. Doesn’t it feel like we were just JIMMY NICK wondering what the Opening Ceremony really meant, judging team apparel and trying to THE COTTAGE, CRYSTAL LAKE decipher Cyrillic? As I predicted, this was a family affair at our house. Well, the Golfer in Local favorite Jimmy Nick will play a solo blues My Life, Son and I watched the games most show. Starts at 5 p.m. nights. Daughter summed up her thoughts on Thursday night, when she reluctantly was in the living room as I was watching the ladies ice skating free dance. “Don’t you like watching some of the competitions?” “No. Once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ‘em all. It is just the same thing over and over. Skiing, skating, any race.” I chalked it up to her being in a “glass half empty” mood. For those of us with a “glass half full” mindset, FEBRUARY 23 there was plenty of excitement this year. Just BLUE SKIES AND BROADWAY not from the usual sports. Curling seems to COMMUNITY CHURCH OF RICHMOND have become the competition to follow since RICHMOND it was added to the official program in 1998. I remember being aware of it when the Golfer was in Quebec during the 2002 games. “These CaThis concert features Maureen Christine and Michael Bazan performing a variety of selections nadians are crazy about their curling!” This time around Son got hooked on it. More precisely, including great American standards, big band, Broadway show tunes and inspirational selections. Son became a big fan of the Russian Ladies Curling Team. “That skip is pretty hot” he Free, but a free-will donation will be accepted. told me as he switched on their match against Starts at 3 p.m. Sweden. The fact he was able to watch many of the matches live due to his crazy sleep schedule 815-678-6521 for more information also probably led to his new found respect for the game.



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surprisingly. With no knowledge of the sports, we found so many aspects charming. The penalty loops when you missed a shot in the biathlon. The 10K relay race that took an hour and half and had most skiers collapsing on the finish line. But what really made all of the races nail-bitters was Chad Salmela, the announcer. Chad’s level of enthusiasm was the highest I can remember for a sport. His zeal appears to be a bit divisive though, from the comments I read online. Ironically, I discovered his name on I think this site might become another internet black hole for the Golfer and Son. Well, Sochi is almost one for the books. Their success should give Rio de Janeiro confidence that they can host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Son tells me that things in Brazil are even more sketchy than they were for these games. Quick Update: The Golfer and I went to see the Woodstock Roundup Radio Program at the Starline Factory on Sunday. This is a new live radio show with comedy sketches and live music. A local version of “Prairie Home Companion,” put together by a friend of mine. As we were watching the show, I realized that this was exactly why living in our county is “a good thing,” to quote Martha Stewart. The music was great, the comedy was coming together and all of the performers were local. The show will be back in March, running the second, third and fourth Sundays. If you are in the area, I will be working at the Huntley Expo on Sunday afternoon. Please stop by and say hi. Enjoy the weekend! Autumn



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“The Lego Movie” STARRING: Will Arnett, Will Ferrell and Elizabeth Banks PLOT: An ordinary Lego mini figure, mistakenly thought to be the MasterBuilder, is recruited to join an effort to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together. RATED: PG, for mild action and some rude, nose-thumbing humor TIME: 1 hour, 34 minutes VERDICT: There are so many things to like about “The Lego Movie”: a great voice cast, clever dialogue and a handsome blend of stop-motion and CGI animation that feels lovingly retro, while still looking sharp in 21st-century 3-D. But the best thing about this movie, which was produced in full partnership with the Danish toymaker famous for its plastic-brick building system, is its subversive nature. While clearly filled with affection for – and marketing tie-ins to – the titular product that’s front and center, it’s also something of a sharp plastic brick flung in the eye of its corporate sponsor. “The Lego Movie” is an homage to the spirit of the iconoclast (i.e., the child). It’s hard not to have fun when the film (written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller) is having such a good time with pop culture. “The Lego Movie” pokes fun at anyone who would argue that Lego products are, as one character puts it, “a highly sophisticated, interlocking brick system,” and not simply toys. But it also makes fun of itself, tweaking the conventions of narrative filmmaking, animation and Lego model-making itself. – The

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“Monuments Men” STARRING: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett PLOT: An unlikely World War II platoon are tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. RATED: PG-13, for some images of war violence and historical smoking TIME: 1 hour, 58 minutes VERDICT: George Clooney, movie director, has very good taste, and in adapting Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter’s book by the same title about the Allied forces’ pursuit of art masterpieces stolen by Nazis, he has

LOCAL SHOWTIMES chosen a fascinating historical tale that also bears the intriguing question: What’s the price we’re willing to pay for art? But while a Michelangelo may be worth dying for, “The Monuments Men” is, at best, adequately priced as a movie ticket. Clooney, working from a script he penned with his frequent collaborator Grant Heslov, has fashioned his film as a traditional WWII flick, with a “Great Escape”-like score by Alexandre Desplat and a sentimental kind of soldierly chumminess. Only this band of brothers is more like an assembly of academics. A handful of museum curators and art experts have been gathered by art historian Frank Stokes (Clooney) to investigate and retake the troves of artwork the Nazis have stolen for a mammoth German museum planned by Hitler. The platoon is ill-suited for war but bold in spirit. With this film, Clooney (who enjoys a self-satisfying scene telling off a Nazi) has erected a stiff monument, a worthy if undramatic tribute to those it’s based on. – The

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“Pompeii” STARRING: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paz Vega, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland PLOT: Set in 79 A.D., “Pompeii” tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to the corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvlus erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. RATED: PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content. TIME: 1 hour, 35 minutes VERDICT: “Pompeii” has a killer ending. Billowing clouds of ash swallow the ancient Roman town, and fireballs rain down from above; whole city blocks slide into the sea, and a tsunami tears through the streets, leveling everything in its path. When Mount Vesuvius erupts – feel free to direct spoiler complaints to Pliny the Younger – the movie is completely absorbing. You just have to sit through more than

an hour of derivative plot and tired dialogue to get there. The similarities between “Gladiator” and “Pompeii” are hard to overstate. In both cases, you have a warrior who’s enslaved after his family is murdered. In both cases, he turns out to have an exceptional talent for killing people, he befriends an African gladiator, and he falls in love with a woman leagues above his social standing. But only in “Pompeii” does the protagonist talk to horses. Milo (Kit Harington from “Game of Thrones”) could be a star if he weren’t stuck in provincial Londinium. Most of the movie is taken up by scene after scene of gladiatorial games, but when Milo isn’t fighting, he’s sharing passionate looks with Cassia and steely glares with Corvus. None of this really matters once the ground begins to shake and Vesuvius wakes from its slumber. Then the movie transitions from a “Gladiator” clone to a less successful Roland Emmerich catastrophe pic. That being said, “Pompeii” does Emmerich one better in the special effects department. Paul W.S. Anderson, best known for the “Resident Evil” franchise and 2011’s “The Three Musketeers,” creates some harrowing simulations of the disaster. It’s enough to make you want him to ditch the story altogether, because as soon as we’re back on the ground with Corvus in a chariot chased by Milo, some of the images are so clearly computer-generated that the drama drains right out of the moment. Harington’s first starring role doesn’t showcase what he can do from an acting standpoint. Harington transformed his body for the role, but here’s the real disaster: His startlingly defined six-pack abs are the most memorable part of his character. – The

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“Winter’s Tale” STARRING: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe

PLOT: A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. RATED: PG-13 for violence and some sensuality TIME: 1 hour, 58 minutes VERDICT: “Miracles can happen,” says the trailer for “Winter’s Tale,” starring Colin Farrell and based on the 1983 novel of the same name. Fair enough. But not long into the actual movie, you’ll soon start to doubt



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that. Because you’ll realize that this movie truly needs a miracle to save it from ending up a soppy, syrupy mess. And, sorry to say, that miracle never comes. In (lukewarm) defense of screenwriter-director Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”), it’s always tricky to adapt a popular novel. For one thing, people who’ve read it have precon-

ceived notions of how things should be. And Mark Helprin’s novel is a long one, meaning the author had room and time to weave his tale, as subtly as he wanted. But Goldsman employs all the subtlety of a wrecking ball. From the beginning, we’re asked to relinquish all sense of logic and reason, and accept that impossible, unexplainable things

are happening. That would all be fine, in a film made with wit and charm and a breezy sense of magic. It’s been done. But not here. The good news? Only this: Colin Farrell is hugely appealing, and his natural charm is almost enough to make you forget the silliness of the rest of it. Almost. – The Associated



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Teen is reluctant to share Use coconut oil sparingly, as summer camp with friends better cooking options exist Dear Abby: I’m 14. Last summer I went to camp in a different state with my cousin, “Mary.” I told my friends at school about our adventures, and a couple of them said they want to go there with me next summer. Mary and I don’t get a lot of time together, and camp is one of the only times when I can see her. I don’t want my friends to come. How can I tell them without hurting their feelings? – Torn In Texas Dear Torn: Out-of-state summer camps can be expensive, and although your friends might want to come to yours, it remains to be seen if their families can afford to send them. However, if it turns out they will be going next summer, you should let them know beforehand you may not be seeing a lot of them after you arrive because it’s the only time you get to spend with your cousin during the year. The chances of their being hurt will be less if you tell them in advance. Dear Abby: My husband and I enjoy entertaining and having family over to celebrate birthdays and holidays. Our son’s birthday is approaching and I’d like to get your view of something my husband’s older sister, “Jane,” has been doing. Jane is 55, divorced and has been dating her co-worker,

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips “Chuck,” for a couple of years. At our celebrations, after everyone is done eating and cake has been served, Jane makes up a large plate of food (without asking) and invites her boyfriend over to eat. Chuck shows up, stands at the kitchen counter and devours the food while complaining about it. Then he helps himself to more and leaves. He never says thank you, never participates in the celebration and, frankly, wasn’t invited to begin with. How should this be handled at the next event? If I confront my sister-in-law, does that make me as rude as she is? My husband doesn’t want to rock the boat. However, it bothers him, and he, too, is put off by it. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated. – Aghast

In New England Dear Aghast: What Jane has been doing is extremely presumptuous, and to call her on it isn’t rude. This should not be “handled at the next event,” it should be handled before the next event. Tell her you prefer any leftover food be saved for your own family, and in the future, she should

not invite Chuck unless she first has cleared it with you. If she can’t abide by your wishes, you should not invite her. Dear Abby: I grew up like most children of the ‘80s and ‘90s, on fast food and propped in front of the TV. I have worked hard to change this lifestyle. I want to raise my future children in a healthier fashion than I was. However, when I bring up the subject of future grandchildren with my mother, she can’t stop talking about how she’s going to spoil them with sugary treats because she’s the grandma, and “that’s what grandmas do.” She knows how I feel about this and knows it upsets me, but she keeps taunting me. I have gone so far as to tell her if she can’t respect me, I will limit her time with the kids. What would you suggest I do? –

Health First In Maine Dear Health First: I don’t know when you plan to have children, but until you do, I suggest you drop the subject. Your mother may be saying this to get a rise out of you. If she’s serious, it will be your job as a parent to enforce the rules you set. But right now, this discussion is premature. • Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Dear Dr. K: Coconut oil is all over the grocery store shelves lately. Is it healthier than other cooking oils? Dear Reader: I’ve also noticed coconut oil seems to be catching on these days. I consulted with Walter Willett, the chair of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, to get his opinion. Here’s what we discussed. Not all cooking oils are created equal. Some are good for your health, while others promote disease. (I’ve put a side-by-side comparison of several common cooking oils on my website, Unsaturated fats, which include monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, provide health benefits. Good sources of monounsaturated fats are olive oil, peanut oil and canola oil. Corn oil, sunflower oil and safflower oil are common examples of polyunsaturated fats. Saturated fats, found in butter and full-fat dairy products, can increase total and LDL (bad) cholesterol – and the risk of heart disease. Coconut oil is about 90 percent saturated fat, so it would seem coconut oil would be bad news for our hearts. But what’s interesting about coconut oil is it also

ASK DR. K Dr. Anthony Komaroff gives “good” HDL cholesterol a boost. Coconut oil is, obviously, a plant-based oil, and plantbased oils are more than just fats; they contain many antioxidants and other substances. So their overall effects on health can’t be predicted just by the changes in cholesterol levels. Coconut is a wonderful flavor, and there’s no problem using coconut oil occasionally. But for now, I’d recommend using it sparingly. Other vegetable oils are likely healthier than coconut oil. And though coconut oil may be “less bad” than its high saturated fat content would indicate, there are better options. If you do choose coconut oil, be sure to use virgin coconut oil. It doesn’t have the unhealthy trans fats that are found in hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated forms. Finally, remember all cooking oils are high in calories. So when cooking, make sure your drizzle of oil doesn’t become a downpour. You’ll notice my advice in

this column – as in most of my columns – is not definite. I’m not saying you should definitely avoid coconut oil, but I also am cautioning against using it a lot. That kind of advice may be frustrating. But I think you want me to give you my honest assessment of the scientific evidence. And the fact is, as with many of the questions I get, there just isn’t enough evidence to be conclusive. To tell definitively whether any food is healthy or unhealthy would require a study involving thousands of people and lasting 20 to 30 years. And every day for those 20 to 30 years, certain people (chosen at random) would have to eat the food, while others would have to avoid it. I think you can see that would be one hard study to conduct successfully. So I look for what imperfect evidence I can and draw what seem like the most reasonable conclusions. Einstein said it best: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, and no simpler.” • Write to Dr. Komaroff at or Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.

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NEW YORK – Pharrell’s days as a mad hatter may be coming to an end. The famous and buzzed about Vivienne Westwood hat that the producer, rapper and singer wore at the Grammy Awards is being auctioned on eBay to support his charity. Bids had reached more than $10,000 by Friday afternoon for the brown fedora, which became a trending topic on Twitter after Pharrell wore it. Proceeds will support Pharrell’s From One Hand to Another charity. It provides arts and educational resources for kids. He will perform his hit “Happy” at the Academy Awards on March 1. He’ll release the album “G I R L” on March 3.


Hockey loss leaves U.S. stuck with Justin Bieber, Chicago billboard says

Wig designer sues Nicki Minaj, says rapper took his designs ATLANTA – A former wig designer for rapper Nicki Minaj sued the performer Friday, accusing her of walking away from business plans, then making money by selling wigs based on his designs without permission. The lawsuit filed by Terrence Davidson accuses Onika Maraj, who uses the stage name “Nicki Minaj,” and Pink Personality LLC of breaking implied contracts, reneging on discussions to launch a reality TV show and a wig line and misappropriating his wig designs. An attorney for Davidson, Christopher Chestnut, said the designer has suffered at least $30 million in losses. “She lied, cheated, she stole from him,” Chestnut said. “That’s a misappropriation of his intellectual property.” A representative for Minaj did not immediately return a message seeking comment. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Davidson, who lives in Georgia, said in the lawsuit that he started working as Minaj’s hairstylist in early 2010. He created multiple wigs for the rapper, known for her flamboyant hairpieces, that she wore to a preshow for MTV’s Video Music Awards, during media appearances in London and for the music video “SuperBass.” Davidson said he turned down a contract for a reality TV show at the urging of a Minaj representative. At the time, Davidson said he was discussing doing a joint reality TV show with Minaj and launching a line of wigs with the music star. But months passed, and Davidson said Minaj and her team shut him out. He stopped working as her stylist in early 2013. He says Minaj took his wig designs without his consent and used them to start her own wig line.

CHICAGO – Look like the U.S. gets Justin Bieber. At least one Chicago-area company thinks so. Command Transportation this week put up an electronic sign along one of the area’s major expressways that featured pictures of U.S. and Canadian hockey players with the headline “Loser Keeps Bieber.” The pop star is a Canada native but lives in the U.S. The U.S. lost 1-0 to Canada on Friday at the Sochi Olympics. The sign had a picture of Chicago Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Kane plays for the U.S. and Toews plays for Canada. A picture of Bieber was in between the hockey players. Command Transportation owner Danny Zamost said he often puts sports-themed messages on his sign. He calls it “good clean fun.”

First lady Michelle Obama pays visit to new ‘Tonight Show’ host Fallon WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama stopped by Jimmy Fallon’s revamped “Tonight Show” to chat about family life in the White House and promote two of her causes, healthy eating and fighting fat. The first lady also put in a plug for her husband’s health care law. Mrs. Obama appeared in a silly skit with Fallon and comedian Will Ferrell. Then, in a sit-down interview Thursday, told Fallon, who’s wrapping up his first week as host of the long-running NBC show, that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are getting ready to show America “how they move.”

With her signature charm and humor, Mrs. Obama also talked about the challenge of raising two young daughters, ages 12 and 15, in the world of the White House. “They want nothing to do with us,” she laughed. “They really want normalcy and the White House isn’t normal,” Mrs. Obama said. “I’ll say ‘Don’t you want to invite your friends over to watch a movie?’ They say ‘No one wants to come here.’”

Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ wants Md. to boost tax credits, threatens move ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Netflix political drama series “House of Cards” is demanding millions of dollars more in tax credits from Maryland, or it will go elsewhere. The Washington Post reports that California-based production company Media Rights Capital has pushed back its filming schedule for its third season to see if lawmakers boost credits for film and television projects enough. Last year, lawmakers boosted the $7.5 million annual allocation to $25 million, but they’re divided on whether to do that again. The show’s first two seasons were filmed in Maryland and economic development officials say the show injected more than $250 million into the state economy. Maryland reimbursed Media Rights Capital more than $11 million in tax credits after the first season and that amount could reach $15 million for the second season.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Announcer Don Pardo is 96. Actor Paul Dooley is 86. Director Jonathan Demme is 70. Actress Julie Walters (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” ‘’Billy Elliot”) is 64. Actress Ellen Greene (“Pushing Daisies”) is 63. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 55. Comedian Rachel Dratch (“30 Rock,” ‘’Saturday Night Live”) is 48. Actor Paul Lieberstein (“The Office”) is 47. Actress Jeri Ryan (“Boston Public,” ‘’Star Trek: Voyager”) is 46. TV co-host Clinton Kelly

(“The Chew” ‘’What Not to Wear”) is 45. Actor Thomas Jane (“The Sweetest Thing”) is 45. Actress-singer Lea Solanga is 43. Actor Jose Solano (“Baywatch”) is 43. Drummer Scott Phillips of Creed and of Alter Bridge is 41. Actress Drew Barrymore is 39. Singer James Blunt is 37. Singer Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s is 35. Actor Zach Roerig (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 29. Actor Daniel E. Smith (“John Q.”) is 24.


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Packers must decide where Bulaga fits best INDIANAPOLIS – The Packers remain the team the Bears need to catch to claim NFC North superiority. As greatly improved as the Bears’ offense was in 2013, Green Bay remains the gold standard in the division. Coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson of the Packers, GM Martin Mayhew of the Lions and the new head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Lockport’s Mike Zimmer, took their spins in front of the media Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. According to McCarthy, Marian Central graduate Bryan Bulaga is a huge ingredient to the Packers’ success.

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush “This is the best group of offensive linemen, from a depth standpoint, that we’ve had in my time in Green Bay so there’s a lot of good things to build off of on offense.” Part of the Packers coach’s confidence stems from the improvement in that unit this past season while Bulaga spent the entire year on injured reserve after tearing an ACL in training camp.


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McCarthy believes Bulaga is on pace for a full recovery in 2014. “Bryan Bulaga is in Florida currently and his rehab is ... everything’s on schedule,” McCarthy said. “My communications with him are that he’s on time and he’s hit all his targets.” What is not as clear is where Bulaga will line up in 2014. After being drafted in the first round by the Packers in 2010, he moved into the starting lineup at right tackle the fifth week of the season and went on to become the youngest player to start in a Super Bowl at the age of 21. Bulaga was the Packers’ best of-

fensive lineman in 2011 and through the first half of 2012 before a hip injury landed him on season-ending injured reserve. McCarthy was so pleased with Bulaga’s play as his “best offensive lineman” that he was shifted to left tackle in training camp last season before tearing his knee on Family Night in a team scrimmage before the first exhibition game. Where will he line up this year? McCarthy told me that is yet to be decided.

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Jordan Lynch

From Indy Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch said Friday at the NFL Combine he wants to be a quarterback in the NFL, but he is open to changing positions if that’s what it takes to make a roster. PAGE C2


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Raiders clinch 4th straight Valley title By CHRIS CASEY ALGONQUIN – Heading to Jacobs for a basketball game is never an easy task for a visiting team. But when you are a rival school, as Huntley is, the task becomes that much harder. The Red Raiders were able to hold off Jacobs, clinching their fourth straight Fox Valley Conference Valley Division championship with a Amanze 39-35 win. Egekeze It wasn’t pretty. Most of the points were hard to come by, and halftime adjustments were a key for Huntley (17-7 overall, 9-2 FVC Valley) to create opportunities for leading scorer Amanze Egekeze. “I knew [Egekeze] would make amends in the second half,” Huntley coach Marty Manning said. “Amanze is his own worst critic. I knew, after he struggled a bit in the first half, he would come out strong, and in the second half, he was unstoppable.” Egekeze led all scorers with 24 points, including 16 in the second half. “We knew it would be loud and get intense at times,” Egekeze said. “We were able to keep our composure well, especially when they made a run at the end. I wanted it this year more than ever. It’s fun to win these types of games, and I’m glad we could pull this one out.”

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Prairie Ridge’s Sarah Le Beau celebrates Friday after the Wolves won the Class 4A Cary-Grove Regional final against Cary-Grove, 46-42.

Wolves win regional, sweep season series against C-G By TOM MUSICK CARY – The Prairie Ridge Wolves entered the season with one returning starter and a 15-game losing streak against Cary-Grove. Times have changed. “I’ve been dreaming of this forever,” said Wolves senior guard Sarah Le Beau, the only returning starter, who wore freshly cut twine dangling from her neck. Prairie Ridge clinched the Class 4A Cary-Grove Regional championship Friday with a 46-42 win against the Trojans, which marked the Wolves’ third win in three games against C-G this season. Prairie Ridge (21-8) advanced to play Rockford Boylan at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crystal Lake South for the chance to advance to the sectional championship game. The Wolves led wire to wire against

Scoreboard Friday’s championship Prairie Ridge 46, Cary-Grove 42

Prairie Ridge will play Boylan at 8 p.m. Tuesday in a Crystal Lake South Sectional semifinal. C-G, jumping to a 10-0 lead to open the game and surviving a second-quarter run that pulled the score within two. The Trojans (18-12) scored the final six points of the game but ran out of time in their comeback attempt. When the buzzer sounded, the party started for Prairie Ridge. Teammates mobbed Wolves center Maddie Drain, who led the team with 19 points.


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Cary-Grove’s Candace Cunningham (left) and Abby Glaysher double-team Prairie Ridge’s Kelly Klendworth during the fourth quarter Friday.


D-C, McHenry finalists surprise By ROB SMITH CHAMPAIGN – Dundee-Crown’s Christian Brunner and McHenry’s Luis Hernandez didn’t exactly come out of nowhere, but not many expected them to be in Class 3A championship matches in their first trip to the Individual State Wrestling Finals. They are. In the 182-pound Class 3A semifinals, Brunner defeated Marist’s Alex Benoit (38-3), 8-6, in the second tiebreaker and Hernandez got a takeClark Brooks for the Northwest Herald down in overtime to defeat Oak ParkDundee-Crown’s Christian Brunner (left) wrestles Marist’s Alex Benoit in their quar- River Forest’s Emonte Logan, 4-2. terfinal match Friday at the IHSA Wrestling State Tournament. Brunner won, 8-6. Brunner got an escape in the first

More from Champaign Crystal Lake South’s Nick Gil is forced to refocus quickly for the wrestlebacks after being knocked out of the championship bracket of the 138-pound division in the quarterfinals Friday at state. PAGE C4 tiebreaker and rode Benoit out in the second while picking up an additional stalling point. The eight minute match took its toll on Brunner. “I didn’t have any more to go. I was dwindling away,” Brunner said. “It feels good.” After besting No. 1 seed Benoit, Brunner will see No. 2 seed Colton

Emmerich from Deerfield in the finals. It will be a rematch of the Barrington Sectional finals where Brunner lost, 5-4. “I thought I had a chance but I didn’t know,” Brunner said of going against Benoit. “I’m in shock a little bit.” Hernandez knocked off Logan, the No. 1 ranked wrestler by, and got a little help from teammate Carter Herber. In overtime period, Logan had Hernandez, who was in a kneeling position, by the legs. Hernandez said Herber had a move where he would

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Bulls make it 5 wins in row By JOE COWLEY

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Senior Jenna Mychko, a Huntley graduate, is batting a team-high .429 this season for Illinois (8-2).

Mychko, Illinois softball start fast Less than a month into the college softball season, the University of Illinois has put together an impressive résumé. The team’s 8-0 start marked the best beginning of a season in school history. During a 5-0 weekend at the season-opening Rosemont Rumble this month, the team showed it could react to a curveball off the field as well. After winning its final game – 4-1 against Central Michigan – Illinois (8-2) was delayed in its return to Champaign by a disabled bus. With no transportation available, the Illini made the best of the situation by eating lunch in a large group, laughing, joking and watching Jenna Mychko other games. “We love being together, and being around each other,” said senior catcher Jenna Mychko, a Huntley graduate. “We’re telling jokes all the time. We have a good time.” As one of only two seniors on the squad, Mychko said the team has benefited from a youthful roster of exuberant personalities. Mychko has enjoyed expanding her leadership on the team, which includes 12 freshmen and sophomores. “If I’m confident behind the plate, our pitcher is going to be more confident and our infielders are going to be more confident,” she said. Mychko’s confidence has grown immensely on offense. Through 10 games, she leads the Illini with a .429 batting average and a .586 on-base percentage. Her six RBIs is halfway to her total from last season, when she started 34 games.

ON CAMPUS Barry Bottino “I’m more confident in myself,” she said. “We have a new hitting philosophy this year and it’s really helped us. We’re more disciplined, but we’re always more aggressive earlier in an at-bat.” With Mychko’s help, Illinois ranks third in the Big Ten this season with a .333 team batting average and a .482 slugging percentage. Even while batting .235 last season, Mychko was a strong defensive presence. Over the past 44 career starts, she has made one error. Mychko credits her development to a busy offseason playing for the Elgin-based Illinois Lightning summer team. Her demanding offseason continued over the holidays when she and her father worked out at Huntley High School every day. “We did a lot of hitting and catching drills,” she said. “It’s nice to see the hard work paying off.” Vaulting victor: Ames, Iowa, has been a special place this season for Minnesota pole vaulter Zach Siegmeier. The Crystal Lake Central graduate won the Iowa State Classic indoor track and field title in his event last week with a vault of 17 feet, 6½ inches. Two weeks earlier, Siegmeier won the event at Iowa State’s Bill Bergan Invitational with the same mark of 17-6½. Siegmeier, a senior, posted a career-best vault of 17-9, which ranks second in the Big Ten Conference and 14th nationally this season, Feb. 7 at

the Thundering Herd Classic in Fargo, N.D. Freshman finds groove: McHenry East grad Alexa McClaughry is batting a team-best .438 as the starting shortstop for D-II University of Illinois-Springfield’s softball team. McClaughry, a freshman, ranks second on the team with seven hits and four runs scored for the Prairie Stars (4-2). McClaughry has scored a run in four of the team’s six games and posted a season-best 2-for-3 performance at the plate in a 4-1 loss last weekend to Northwest Missouri. Senior night star: D-III Lake Forest College women’s hockey goaltender Stacey Dierking enjoyed a memorable senior night last weekend. Dierking (Crystal Lake Central) made 22 saves to help the Foresters (13-4-3) beat Northern Collegiate Hockey Association rival Adrian (Mich.), 6-3. The victory made Dierking only the second goalie in the program’s history to achieve 30 career wins. For the season, Dierking is 5-2-2 with a .882 save percentage. Huskies happenings: Northern Illinois junior women’s tennis player Nelle Youel (Crystal Lake Central) is off to a 4-0 start with partner Arantza De La Torre as the No. 1 doubles team for the Huskies. Youel is 1-3 as the No. 1 singles player this season for NIU, which is 3-1 in dual meets. • Barry Bottino writes a weekly column and a blog about local college athletes for the Northwest Herald. Write to him at BarryOnCampus@hotmail. com, check out his On Campus blog at and follow him on Twitter @BarryOnCampus.

CHICAGO – This is more than just a five-game winning streak for the Bulls. This is playing out to be an awakening. An offense that has been last in the league this season with just 92.3 points a game has suddenly averaged 99 points a game in the streak. A defense that has been far too inconsistent has been handcuffing the opposition to just 85.6 points a game since the win in Los Angeles on Feb. 9. While there was all sorts of doom and gloom about the season-ending injury to Derrick Rose (right knee) and the trade of Luol Deng, there is now a team playing its best basketball of the season, evident by the 117-89 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. So of course coach Tom Thibodeau was asked if Rose would have to adjust his game to fit in with a new-look core when he was ready to return next season. “Not necessarily,’’ Thibodeau said. “I always believe this: Great players will always figure it out. So I think it adds to what we already have. Derrick and Joakim have always had great chemistry. It does give us a little more flexibility. There are things we can do and we were starting to do with them when [Rose] was

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playing two years ago. That’s one of the advantages of a guy like Derrick. He can play on the ball or off the ball. And he does both every effectively. I don’t see that being a problem. If anything, it’s a plus.’’ In the 10 games Rose did play this season, what became noticeable was that off-theball skill that the Bulls wanted to try and take advantage of. There were spots when Kirk Hinrich was the primary ball-handler, with Rose playing an almost two-guard role. That’s why drafting a point guard in this year’s June draft shouldn’t be ruled out or even questioned if it happens, especially with Thibodeau leaning on that two-point guard attack late in games as far back as last season with Hinrich and Nate Robinson. He again leaned on it against Denver, especially when Jimmy Butler was lost for the game in the first half because of a rib contusion. In stepped D.J. Augustin, however, shooting 5-for-7 from beyond the 3-point line to finish with a team-high 22 points.

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Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried drives against Bulls forward Taj Gibson during the first half Friday at the United Center.

Packers will consider NFL COMBINE Bulaga on line NIU’s Lynch: ‘I’m a quarterback first’ moving ARKUSH By KEVIN FISHBAIN

INDIANAPOLIS – At the same time Johnny Manziel addressed the largest media gathering so far at the NFL Combine, another quarterback prospect responded to a litany of doubts. Jordan Lynch is trying to get drafted and respected as a quarterback – a more difficult battle than surefire first-rounder Manziel’s attempts to shed his “party boy” image. Lynch was confident, if not cocky, about his abilities to play quarterback in the NFL when talking to reporters at Lucas Oil Stadium. “I’m a quarterback first. I’ve been proving people wrong ever since I started playing, and there’s no doubt in my mind I’ll continue to do that,” Lynch said. “What I tell teams is that they’re going to make a huge mistake if they don’t put me at quarterback.” The former Northern Illinois quarterback was quick to remind us, however, that he’s also a team player. If a

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Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch answers a question Friday during a news conference at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. position switch is what’s required, he’ll do it. “Anything to get my foot in the door,” he said. “If they want me to run down a kickoff and butt heads, I’ll do that. I’m a team guy, [I will] buy into any system.” After his performance at the East-West Shrine game, some thought a move to safety would be in Lynch’s future. But he’s sticking with quarterback and said if he

did have to change positions, he’d prefer to stay on offense. “In my head, I’d like to stay on offense, running back or slot receiver,” he said. “I feel like I need the ball in my hands, I’m a playmaker.” As of Friday, Lynch had met with 10 teams, including the Bears. He will throw for teams Sunday. Two years ago, another NIU product came to the combine trying to get noticed alongside BCS school quarterbacks. “Going to the combine in itself can be a very stressful thing, but when you go as a [Mid-American Conference] quarterback, you’re fighting uphill,” Chandler Harnish told the Fort Wayne News Sentinel this week. Lynch said Harnish, the player he backed up for three years, has helped him along the way. “He kind of walked me through the combine, things to look forward to, this and that,” he said. “He helped me one day with my X’s and O’s and just watching some film and going over some stuff.”

Harnish was Mr. Irrelevant, the final pick in the 2012 draft, but there was no question about his position. Lynch has to fight the stigma of coming from a MAC school and his potential under center, but he wants to match his college teammate. “I hope to have the same journey [Harnish] had,” Lynch said. When quarterbacks got measured, Lynch came in at 6-foot, he said, maybe a little taller, which is taller than Manziel and a good sign. However, the measurements added another trait to the list of reasons to doubt Lynch. His hands measured 8 7/8 inches, tied for the smallest of any quarterback, where hand size is a big emphasis. At this point, however, Lynch knows how to respond to any doubt. “I don’t buy into any of that stuff,” he said. “I’m a winner, a competitor. I find a way to win. I can hold a football with one (hand) and throw it. I guess that’s all you really need to know.”

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“I told Bryan when he left his (2013) exit interview that I would be in touch with him to let him know what our plan is, whether it’s the left side or the right side,” McCarthy said. “That decision will be made once we get a little further into the cut-ups. With our coaching staff changes, we’re probably about five days behind where we’d like to be right now. “Once we get a little further down the line, get through protections, then we’ll make the final decision on right or left, and at that time I’ll communicate it with Bryan.” Later, he told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that David Bakhtiari would remain at left tackle. When pressed on whether that meant Bulaga would return to right tackle and Derek Sherrod would play one or both spots, McCarthy told Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty, “We haven’t had a final decision on that, but that’s logical thinking.”

McCarthy saying Bakhtiari will remain at left tackle could mean Bulaga will move spots but also could mean Bulaga will remain at left tackle and push Bakhtiari for the starting spot there. As for Zimmer, although he isn’t quite home, he’s delighted to be back in the “neighborhood.” “I do still have some friends there, in the South Chicago suburbs especially,” Zimmer said. “You know, I grew up watching the NFC North, the Bears and the other people in the division. So that’s what football was to me.” It is probably just coincidence that Minnesota GM Rick Spielman and assistant GM George Paton each got their NFL starts with the Bears, and it’s highly unlikely that any of the three will be made welcome when they come home with the Vikings this fall.

• Hub Arkush covers the Bears and the NFL for Shaw Media and Write to him at harkush@

8SPORTS SHORTS Richmond-Burton’s Frantti earns another honor Richmond-Burton graduate Ali Frantti earned another volleyball honor this week. Frantti, who graduated early, was named to volleyballmag. com’s 2014 Girls Fab 50, highlighting the top 50 college prospects. She enrolled early at Penn State, where she will compete on

the volleyball team. Frantti, who played with Club Fusion in Marengo, was one of eight Illinois players selected to the roster. Adeja Lambert (Keith Country Day) and Simone Lee (Menomonee Falls, Wis.), who also is headed to Penn State, also made the list. Lambert and Lee also play with Club Fusion. Frantti was named the Gatorade

Illinois Volleyball Player of the Year in December and was the Northwest Herald Player of the Year this past season.

Somehow, McDowell in Match Play quarterfinals MARANA, Ariz. – Not even Graeme McDowell can believe he’s still alive in the Match Play Championship.

For the third straight round, McDowell pulled off another improbable escape to advance to the quarterfinals Friday at Dove Mountain. This time, all he had to do was win the last two holes against Hunter Mahan to force overtime and make a 20-foot par putt to stay in the match on the 20th hole. He won with a birdie on the 21st hole.

Jordan Spieth beat Matt Kuchar. Ernie Els ousted Jason Dufner, Victor Dubuisson beat Bubba Watson, and Rickie Fowler won on the last hole against Sergio Garcia. The other winners were Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day.

Indiana-Iowa makeup set ROSEMONT – No. 15 Iowa and Indiana have settled on the make-

up date for their men’s basketball game that was postponed this week after an 8-foot piece of metal fell from the ceiling at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. The teams will play Thursday at Indiana in a game that will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. The March 1 Purdue at Iowa game will now be played March 2 at 1 p.m. – Staff, wire reports

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Gators top C-G, gain confidence

8INSIDE WRESTLING Athlete of the week CHRISTIAN BRUNNER Dundee-Crown, so. Brunner followed up a Fox Valley Conference championship with a DeKalb Regional title and a second-place finish at the Barrington Sectional to qualify for state for the first time. At state, Brunner, joined the top three ranked wrestlers in the state in the semifinals.

South’s defense seals FVC Valley victory By JEFF ARNOLD CRYSTAL LAKE – Given his Crystal Lake South boys basketball team’s propensity for finding ways not to finish games, all coach Matt LePage could do was hope. The Gators had managed to protect a lead for much of Friday night, including during a stretch when South played more not to lose than to win. But when a last-second CaryGrove 3-point attempt bounced off the back of the rim, LePage and the Gators could finally exhale after holding off the Trojans in a 36-33 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory. “We just wanted to finish one out,” said senior Steve Thomas, whose free throw with 12.5 seconds remaining pushed South’s lead to three points. “I feel like we did that. “I think [C-G] is the No. 1 seed in our regional and, if we can beat the No. 1 seed, we can beat anyone.” South (15-10 overall, 4-7 FVC Valley) clung to a 3-point lead when C-G called a timeout with 3.3 seconds remaining. Trojans coach Ralph Schuetzle drew up a play, trying to get the ball to his best shooter, Jason Gregoire. But when the Gators took away C-G’s first option, Tyler Szydlo – who led the Trojans with 10 points – was forced to take what the Trojans hoped was the game-tying shot. Like many of G-G’s shots Friday night, the final one missed its mark. The Trojans (15-11, 7-5) managed only three points in the second quarter – a Gregoire 3-pointer with 29 seconds left in the first half – ending an eight-minute stretch when the Trojans went 1 for 10 from the field. Despite that, C-G had its chances. “We just couldn’t seal it, we couldn’t finish it out,” Schuetzle said. “Every possession is key and you can’t turn it over because maybe they get an easy basket. Maybe that basket is the back-breaker. “If we don’t hit open shots, we’re not going to win. We had open shots tonight.” South led by as many as 11 points, but found itself playing from behind in the fourth quarter after Devin McDonough gave the Trojans a 31-30 lead with 3:03 remaining. The lead changed hands twice more before Chris Mahoney put the Gators back on top for good with a basket with 2:16 remaining. Thomas’ free throw closed out the scoring before South’s defense got the stop it needed on the game’s final play. “This is a big, big win for us,” LePage said.

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The Prairie Ridge team cheers as junior Jada Berkland completes her floor exercise routine Friday at the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet in Palatine.


Highs, lows for PR co-op Lyons Township assured of repeat as team champion By JOE STEVENSON PALATINE – Emotions ran the gamut for Prairie Ridge’s co-op girls gymnastics team. There was sophomore Kendall Rumford, who finished sixth allaround and was beaming from ear to ear. And there was junior Dylann Perrone, who also was thrilled after turning in her best performance Friday at the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet preliminaries at Palatine High School. Then, there was the Wolves’ star, Rachael Underwood, normally one of the state’s top competitors and a rock at the top of the lineup. Underwood struggled through one of her roughest meets and finished 13th in the all-around. Defending champion Lyons Township is assured a repeat team title after the finals, which begins at 5:45 p.m. Saturday. The Lions have 150.550 for a team score and Prairie Ridge, which draws athletes from CaryGrove, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge, in second at 148.825. Teams can increase their scores in the finals, but the Wolves do not have enough competitors to catch Lyons. Underwood, a junior from CaryGrove, was one of the all-around favorites after finishing third as a freshman and tied for second last year. But she fell on her uneven bars routine, then fell on the balance beam and stepped out of bounds in floor exercise. Her 36.55 score was al-

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Prairie Ridge sophomore Kendall Rumford smiles after competing in the vault Friday in Palatine. most two points under what she has previously scored. “I feel like I let my team down,” Underwood said. “I’m so proud of those girls who did so well. But I feel awful.” Underwood had trouble forgetting about her first fall on bars. She caught the lower bar too low and then missed a maneuver where she was supposed to grab the top bar. She qualified for finals only in vault at 9.775, the highest preliminary score. The Wolves’ Maddie Solka also qualified at 9.525. “It was exactly mental,” Underwood said. “Once I fell once, I carried it over to the next event. I’m not hap-

py with that.” Prairie Ridge co-op coach Lee Battaglia figured Underwood would have won all-around if she had stayed clean on her four routines. “It just wasn’t her night,” he said. “She just had a bad meet, you have those nights. Dylann [Perrone] had the best meet of her life. Kendall [Rumford] had the best meet of her life. Jada [Berkland] came through big for us.” Prairie Ridge’s team score was its best of the season even with Underwood having a subpar meet. Rumford scored 37.3 all-around for sixth, Perrone had 36.925 for 10th and Solka scored 36.875 for 11th. “I never thought I’d be sixth allaround,” Rumford said. “I was so stoked for my team and for myself. I felt like I left everything out there.” After her balance beam routine, Rumford nearly tackled her mother, assistant coach Lisa Rumford. “She’s my biggest supporter and she gets so emotional,” Kendall Rumford said. “I’ll do anything to make her happy. I almost cried on the beam myself.” Perrone said it was the first time she had hit all four routines cleanly this season. “The hard work is paying off for me,” Perrone said. “There are meet where I hit some and fell some. This was our team high, I’m extremely proud of our team.” Jacobs’ Ally Riedel, who suffered multiplebrokenbonesinherrightfoot a year ago, competed as an individual in all-around and was 15th at 36.425.

R-B, CLC each send pair Quarterfinal losses force to championship matches WRESTLING STATE FINALS

• WRESTLING Continued from page C1 spin around quickly in that situation. “Wow, am I going to do this?” Hernandez said he remembered thinking during overtime. “All I thought about was Carter.” Hernandez repeatedly said this season his goal was to win state. He knew he was a dark horse coming into the tournament but didn’t want to just make it to state. “It feels way better than I dreamed,” Hernandez said. “Coming in it looked like no way I could make it out.” Richmond-Burton and Crystal Lake Central both got two through to the finals. R-B’s Grant Sutton defeated Peoria’s Ricky Stringfellow, 5-0, at 126 and Garrett Sutton won a 19-7 major decision against Troy Triad’s Cole Witzig. Mike Zelasco won for the Tigers at 182 with a 2-1 decision against Springfield’s Harrison Williams and Andrew Marsden pinned Bloomington’s Austin Weltha in 1:33. Marsden will meet Montini’s Anthony Ferraro in the finals, a rematch of the Lakes sectional final that Marsden lost. Zelasco will seek some revenge against Washington’s Colin Carr, who he lost to earlier in the season in a dual. Grant Sutton will also try and exact some revenge for his only loss of

the season. He’ll face Montini’s Kegan Calkins in the finals who he lost to in the Lakes Sectional semifinals. “We both know what’s coming,” Grant Sutton said of the finals. “I’m really looking forward to this match.” It will be Grant Sutton’s first time in the finals. “Workinig to finally get here, it’s been a great ride,” Grant Sutton said. Garrett Sutton returns to the finals after winning state last year at 152. That finals experience will help him even if he doesn’t know that State Farm bought the naming rights to where he will be wrestling. “It’s always a big deal. It’s Assembly Hall,” Garrett Sutton said. “The only difference is I know what needs to be done (to win).” Crystal Lake South’s Eric Barone lost a controversial ultimate tiebreaker that brought a chorus of boos from the crowd directed at the officials. Barone gave up a reversal in the second tiebreaker that started the boos but escaped to send it to the ultimate tiebreaker, where he was unable to escape from the down position. Crystal Lake Central’s Lenny Petersen (120), Mike Petersen (132) and Romeo McKnight all lost their semifinal matches and will move to the consolation semifinals. Cary-Grove’s Mike Cullen also moves to the consolation semifinals with a loss in the semis Friday evening.

wrestlers to refocus fast By ROB SMITH

CHAMPAIGN – From the opening match of the season, Crystal Lake South’s Nick Gil had a solitary goal: win state. When he lost, 4-3, in the 138-pound Class 3A quarterfinals to Wheaton Warrenville South’s Qarin Johnnic, he didn’t have much time to wallow in the loss. The opening round wrestlebacks followed directly after the quarterfinals. “Once I got my head together, I felt like I was focused,” Gil said. “Obviously, it wasn’t my goal.” Gil won, 8-3, against Niles West’s Isaac Reinemann to reach the consolation quarterfinals, where he will wrestle Alton’s Phyllip DeLoach on Saturday. As much as it pained him to get bumped out of the championship bracket, Gil was forced to refocus his goal to taking third place. It would be a personal best as he placed fourth at state last year. “You’ve got to be a man about it and go into wrestlebacks with a positive attitude,” Gil said. Overall from the area, 14 wresters are still alive from Class 2A either in the consolation or main draw and 3A has five still wrestling. Harvard’s Zach Martin (195) and Adam Freimund (285) both won their consolation first-round matches. Martin (24-16) defeated Troy Triad’s John McK-

inney, 2-1, and Freimund pinned La Salle’s Jonathon Hewitt in 1:33. Hornets coach Tim Haak said preparing to wrestle after losses is a big part of wrestling, especially during the grind of the state tournament. “Those are the things you prepare for during the season,” Haak said. “It’s physcial as well as mental.” Haak was pleased, if not a little surprised, with Martin’s two wins, especially against McKinney, who had 38 wins. “That’s the great thing about athletics,” Haak said. “We’ll put him back out there and watch him.” After placing fifth at the Lakes Sectional at 120, Hampshire’s Wylie Allen did not have a guaranteed spot at state. As an alternate, his name was called and Allen got to wrestle at state. After losing in the first round, Allen came back to win his first consolation round, 5-2, against Simeon’s Deonne McDonald to advance to the consolation quarterfinals. Crystal Lake Central’s Logan Lundelius (138) and Kyle Fugiel (170) both won their first-round consolation matches after losing in the championship quarterfinals. After losing in the quarterfinals to SirRomeo Howard from East St. Louis, Marian Central’s Nick Remke came back to win in the first consolation round. Remke eked out a, 2-0, decision against Dixon’s Kylian Lally.

Antioch Dual Team Sectional 6 p.m. Tuesday Harvard produced a total team effort at the Hampshire Regional, qualifying nine for sectionals and winning two individual championships, to win the team title and qualify for the dual team state series. Harvard, the No. 10-ranked team by will face Lakes, ranked No. 25. The winner moves on to Bloomington on March 1 to wrestle in the dual team state quarterfinals against either Oak Forest or Riverside-Brookfield. – Rob Smith


Marengo closes gap on R-B By KEVIN MEYER RICHMOND – With a win against Marengo on Friday night, the Richmond-Burton boys basketball team could have taken a two-game lead in the Big Northern Conference East Division with only two games left. Marengo, which came into the game two games behind R-B, had other ideas. Zach Knobloch of Marengo hit the game-winning 3-pointer with five seconds left to give the Indians a 54-51 win. “That was a good team we beat there, and we were fortunate enough to execute down the stretch to get the win,” Marengo coach Will Benson said. “I’m certainly proud of our kid’s effort regardless of the result, and that was just a good high school basketball game.” The teams exchanged the lead a few times in the final quarter, but it was Knobloch who had the final say. After a defensive stand, the Indians (18-10, 8-3 BNC East) got the ball back with 30 seconds left and held on to it until the final five, when Knobloch buried his third 3-pointer of the quarter to give Marengo the lead. R-B’s Sam Kaufman had one last chance to tie it at the buzzer but the effort came up short. “We came out in the second half fired up and wanted to win real badly,” Knobloch said. “We played hard with everyone contributing to the team. They gave me the last open shot and I knocked it down with confidence.” Knobloch finished with a team-high 20 points, including six 3-pointers. The Indians ran out to a 13-8 lead when Kaufman went on a run. Kaufman scored the next nine points, including two 3-pointers, a dunk and two steals, to turn a five-point deficit into a four point R-B lead. After trailing by seven in the third, Marengo battled back with a 14-6 run that gave them the 39-38 lead late in the third. Koty Kissack completed the rally for Marengo after he was thrown to the ground and still managed to convert his twopoint basket. Kissack was big for Marengo, scoring nine of his 13 points after the half. Richmond-Burton’s lead over Marengo and Burlington Central is now cut to one game in the loss column.


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D-C senior bowls her way to 2nd day at state

Castro’s admiration for Jeter unchanged By GORDON WITTENMYER

NORTHWEST HERALD Karissa Gonio’s bowling season isn’t over just yet. After being happy with just making it to state, the DundeeCrown senior rolled a six-game series of 1,255 during the first day of the IHSA Girls Bowling State Final on Friday. The top 30 individual bowlers Karissa advance to SatGonio urday’s second day and Gonio slipped in at No. 30 by five pins. She averaged a 209.2 over the span of the six games on Friday including a high-game of 245. She finished the day 190 pins off Waubonsie Valley senior Julia Bond who finished the day in first. It was the second time in consecutive weekends that Gonio advanced in the state tournament by holding the final spot. She earned the fifth and final individual spot at the Feb. 15 Zion-Benton Sectional to advance to Friday’s preliminary round of the two-day state tournament.

BOYS BASKETBALL Hampshire 71, Johnsburg 66 (OT): At Johnsburg, Matthew Bridges scored 22 points to lead Hampshire to an overtime win in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play. Ryan Cork added 16 while teammate Drew Doran had 14 for the Whip-Purs (13-13 overall, 9-3 FVC Fox). Johnsburg (6-19, 4-8) was led by Steve Dixon’s 22 points, 18 of which came from six 3-pointers, while Colin Ridout added 15.

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Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro fields grounders during spring training Friday in Mesa, Ariz.

MESA, Ariz. – The last time the Cubs had the Yankees on their home schedule, the Cubs put shortstops Starlin Castro and Derek Jeter on a billboard together near Wrigley Field during the winter to promote the upcoming season. That was three years ago, and Castro welcomed the comparisons to his idol – then went on to join Jeter at the All-Star Game that summer, before finishing as the National League hit king that season. Now when Castro talks about Jeter, a news loop of the Yankee shortstop’s retirement plays in the background on a clubhouse TV. “One of the good ones is gone,” said Castro, a two-time All-Star, who has held up Jeter as a role model and who has even drawn occasional comparisons to Jeter from team officials – if only for Jeter’s high error totals early in his career and for the public scrutiny Jeter gets as the key figure on a big-market team.

“He’s awesome,” said Castro, who met Jeter through their All-Star appearances opposite each other in 2011 and ‘12. When they met, “He told me that I am a good player, to keep playing hard and to play good,” said Castro, who was too young, and maybe a little too in awe, to ask for an autograph or memento. The good news for Castro is the Cubs play the Yankees twice in interleague play this year, including the third week of the season in the Bronx – which also will offer a reunion with mentor and former Cub Alfonso Soriano. “Maybe this year I’ll ask when we go to Yankee Stadium,” he said. “I’ll tell Sori to ask him to sign a jersey for me.” Castro, 23, plans to make a return to the All-Star game this year, too. And get back on the career track he once talked about when bringing Jeter into the conversation. Not that he plans to replace Jeter on the throne of big-league shortstops after the Yankee captain’s retirement. “I’ll try to be,” he said. “I won’t say I’ll be [the next Jeter]. But I’ll try to be like him.”


Sox still high on outfield prospect Thompson By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN GLENDALE, Ariz. – Don’t forget about outfielder Trayce Thompson. Just because the fleet power hitter has descended in most top-five White Sox prospects lists (he’s still in most top 10s) doesn’t mean Thompson is falling out of favor in the organization. “I think he has a chance to be a superstar,’’ said Sox director of player development Nick Capra. “He has all the tools. If things go right I think he’ll hit for average and hit some home runs, and he’s an above average defender in the outfield who throws the ball well. And he can steal a base. He does a lot of things.’’ A 2009 second-round draft pick, the 6-3, 215-pound Thompson, the son of

former NBA veteran Mychal Thompson and the brother of the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, started strong at Double-A Birmingham last season and seemed destined for a September callup but had a terrible second half, batting .157 in July and .185 in August. He recovered with a strong postsea- Trayce son, however. His final Thompson 2013 numbers: .229, 15 homers, 73 RBI, 25 stolen bases over 135 games. “I was doing well toward the end of June and I went in a slump for a series, I started to press and I thought about about hits instead of just hitting the ball hard,’’ Thompson said. “It was me

trying to do too much, which is the story of my career when I’m playing bad.’’ The learning curve in the minors involves dealing with the struggle and difficulty of the game. But “I feel like the more you think about how hard it is, the harder you make it on yourself – you almost have to trick yourself,’’ Thompson said, casting a glance around the Sox’s clubhouse at Camelback Ranch. “That’s why these guys are humble.’’ There are mechanical flaws that need attention, Capra said. Thompson likely returns to Birmingham with hopes of advancing to Triple-A Charlotte. If all goes well, a September callup isn’t out of the question. “I’m a big fan of Trayce,’’ Capra said. “You have to be with the tools he has. He can go and get ’em in center field.

He makes plays look easy out there, on balls you don’t think he’ll get to.’’ “At some point in your career it’s time to turn those tools into production,’’ Thompson said. “I’m young in the scheme of things but it’s time to go.’’ Notes: Right fielder Avisail Garcia had an in-grown toenail removed and will likely miss another day, and infielder Jeff Keppinger’s right shoulder that ailed him last year is limiting him somewhat. • Right-hander Nate Jones (gluteus strain) has resumed activity playing catch and should be throwing off a mound soon. • Left-hander John Danks continued to make good impressions in the first week of camp. “Johnny looked good today,’’ manager Robin Ventura said.

Grayslake Central 59, Woodstock North 29: At Woodstock,

PR seniors revel in regional title

Josh Jandron led the Thunder (8-19, 2-9 FVC Fox) with seven points while teammate Nick Herscha added six in the loss.

• PRAIRIE RIDGE Continued from page C1

Marian Central 72, Montini 70: At Woodstock, Adam Pischke scored a game-high 21 points and Derreck Caldez added 16 for the Hurricanes in a Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division win. Pischke made four 3-pointers and Caldez added three of his own. Quinn Haley was also in double figures for Marian (15-15, 8-3 SCC Blue) with 11 points.

Dundee-Crown 49, McHenry 48: At McHenry, Kiwaun Seals made a 15-foot buzzer-beater to help the Chargers beat McHenry in FVC Valley play. Juwan Stewart scored a team-high 16 points for the Chargers (7-16, 3-8 FVC Valley). McHenry (10-13, 3-8) was led by Kyle Postal’s game-high 19 points while teammate Cody Freund added 18 in the loss. Sarah Nader –

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Prairie Ridge’s Maddie Drain (back) guards Cary-Grove’s Brianne Prank while she shoots during the third quarter Friday in Cary.

Boeckh scores 9 for Jacobs in loss • HUNTLEY Continued from page C1 That Jacobs run cut the Huntley lead to two with 1:32 remaining. Huntley turned the ball over on its next possession, giving the Golden Eagles a chance to tie or take the lead. Egekeze’s long frame altered a shot from senior Ben Murray, allowing the Red Raiders to regain possession. “They made plays late,” Jacobs coach Jim Roberts said after the game. “We played well enough defensively. There were just a cou-

ple small things we weren’t able to overcome, and small things will win a game like this. It’s a tough one to swallow for sure.” The Golden Eagles (14-12, 7-4) were led by junior guard Cory Boeckh, who had nine points, making three 3-pointers. Cameron Krutwig added eight points for Jacobs. “We knew he was in the game to shoot 3s,” Manning said of Boeckh. “He doesn’t need very much space to get his shot up. I think we played him pretty well defensively. He found some openings and

knocked down a couple big shots for them.” Huntley’s Zach Gorney knocked down a 3 on the first possession of the second half, tying the score at 15. The next possession for Huntley was a jump hook shot for Egekeze to give the Red Raiders a lead that they would never give up. “I’m proud of the way our kids fought tonight,” Manning said. “Jacobs is a good team, and this is always a tough place to play. This is a big win for us heading down the stretch.”

Drain scored nine baskets in the low post thanks to a steady parade of entry passes from teammates such as Le Beau, Kelly Klendworth, Aly Clark and Kirsten Voel-Pel. Clark added 13 points for Prairie Ridge, while Le Beau finished with eight. “It’s such a great feeling,” said Drain, one of four seniors on the team. “My heart is still racing. It’s like I want to play another quarter, but I’m glad we’re not.” Instead, Drain and her teammates posed for pictures with their new hardware, a heavy wooden plaque with “Regional Champions” printed in large, black letters. Wolves coach Rob Baker said his players deserved all of the credit for their success. “I knew we had a group that was going to be good,” Baker said. “The thing with this group is their attitude. They just want to have fun. “We talked before the game. We said when the game was over, we weren’t going

to be crying. We were going to have fun tonight, and if we lost, we were going to lose but we weren’t going to be upset. We were going to have fun and we were going to give it everything we had.” Instead, it was the Trojans who quietly left the court while Prairie Ridge lingered to celebrate with friends and family members. In the moments after the loss, C-G was led in scoring by Sarah Kendeigh (11 points), Katie Barker (nine) and Candace Cunningham (seven). “It seemed like every time we got it a little close, [Prairie Ridge] went on another run,” C-G coach Rod Saffert said. “That was kind of the story of the whole night.” Kendeigh wiped away tears as she reflected on an 18-win season for the Trojans. “Every single girl on the team is extremely hard working,” Kendeigh said. “They’re all super dedicated girls.” Now, it’s Prairie Ridge’s turn to try to make a deep playoff run. More than 20 minutes after the game, Drain had yet to take a seat to catch her breath. Rest would come. Eventually. “I don’t plan on sitting down anytime soon,” Drain said with a smile.

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Former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan takes a question from a reporter Friday in Sochi, Russia, after a screening of a new documentary about the 1994 attack on her that will air Sunday.

Gallows humor SOCHI, Russia –Twenty years later, Nancy Kerrigan tries to chuckle when she recounts the plots against her as the 1994 Lillehammer Games approached. She does that, she said, because she has to. Kerrigan suffered a badly bruised right knee when an associated of Tonya Harding’s ex-husband whacked her with a baton after a practice during the national championships. She was able to recover in time for the Olympics, where she earned a silver medal. It was later learned that some of the plots from the group had a lot more sinister intentions. FBI transcripts that Kerrigan reviewed showed that they discussed myriad ways to keep her from the Olympics, including hitting her with a car, tying her up and slashing her Achilles tendon and killing her. But the group proved to be a bumbling one, getting lost on the way to her practice facility and generally bungling the operation. “I’m so lucky for bad guys not knowing what they’re doing,” Kerrigan said Friday after a screening of the NBC special “Nancy and Tonya.” ‘’It’s not funny because they still did attack me and there’s nothing really funny about getting attacked. But I had to literally try to find some humor. That helps heal. Humor is healthy.” – By Jon Krawczynski –

Twitter APKrawczynski ‘Clearly very bad’ SOCHI, Russia – The head of Germany’s Olympic body said one of the country’s top biathletes is on her way home after testing positive for a banned stimulant. Michael Vesper, chief of German Olympic body DOSB, said during a brief news conference Friday night that former two-time Olympic gold medalist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle was removed from the team after testing positive in two samples. She blames the test on a nutritional supplement, saying she never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs. Vesper told reporters the news rocked the German Olympic team. “Of course we were shocked by the news and the mood in our Olympic team was clearly very bad. We are absolutely in favor of team sport and against any kind of manipulation,” he said. “This is why – before the games and during the games – we took action. We also acted quickly and decisively now in accordance with the athletes’ agreement, an agreement that we have concluded with Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle.” – By Oskar Garcia – Twitter

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SOCHI, Russia – This was a fast, methodical demise, if there is such a thing, and as the game wore on, it became apparent there was no way out for Team USA. Canada had a death grip on the Americans, and although everyone knows that hockey is a game of crazy bounces, there never seemed to be a hint that the United States was going to win Friday night. What we were witnessing was a 1-0 blowout. Its dream of knocking off the Canadians and heading to the Olympic gold-medal game ended with a very loud thud. Instead, Canada will play Sweden for gold Sunday, and the U.S. will face Finland for the bronze medal Saturday. There was no consolation in that for the Americans, who had wanted to prove, once and for all, that they were Canada’s equal. But when you play 60 minutes of hockey and get the life squeezed out of you every step of the way, it’s hard to make that point. “We had an awesome opportunity,’’ American David Backes said. “I don’t think we quite laid it all on the line the way we needed to do in order to win, obviously. A 1-0 game in the semifinal against your rival country, it’s a sour taste for sure.’’ But it’s hard to see what more Team USA could have done outside of finding players with more speed. And there aren’t any. Canada had struggled on offense in the Olympics, but now we know that it didn’t much matter. Nor did it matter that the U.S. seemed to be the only team in the tournament that had figured out how to score leading up to Friday’s semifinal matchup. When Canada puts its mind to it, there is not a team on Earth that can match it stride for stride. It’s not that the U.S. played a bad game, although its power play was awful. It’s that it skated up and down the ice in a very wide-open game and had nothing to show for it. The Americans ran into something bigger than they were Friday night. It’s called “Canada.’’ Those are bitter words to swallow for Team USA, but there is no denying them. Canada suffocated the Americans. There was no space, nowhere to run, no room at the inn. A great pass from Jay Bouwmeester to Jamie Benn early in the second peri-

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USA forward Zach Parise (right) tries to score against Canada goaltender Carey Price during the first period of an Olympic semifinal Friday in Sochi, Russia. Canada won, 1-0. od gave Canada a 1-0 lead. No way that would hold up, right? Yeah, well, about that. The U.S. will look back on their power play as one of the culprits in the loss. It went 0 for 3 with a man advantage. As the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane said afterward, when you get three chances, you expect to score at least one goal. “We got cute, and they sent it down the ice time after time,’’ Backes said. It was a painful night for the Americans, but, again, it’s hard to know what the lesson is in it. Skate faster? Be as good as Canada? The score says they were almost that Friday. The reality said they were miles away. Sometimes you just have to acknowledge that the better team won. But don’t suggest to U.S. players that Canada is inside their heads. “We lost 1-0,’’ captain Zach Parise said. “I don’t think there was a mental block at all.’’ Canada played a near-perfect game in the biggest game of the Olympics to date. It might not feed the appetite of the people who like goals, but it was a clinic on how to shut down a team. Wherever the Americans wanted to be, the Canadians were already there,

waiting. There’s no way the gold-medal game will be able to match this one for on-ice speed and off-ice hype. “It’s amazing,’’ said Canada’s Jonathan Toews, the Hawks’ captain. “In some ways, that felt like the ultimate game.’’ This one won’t go down as an instant classic, the way the gold-medal game did in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, when Canada beat the U.S. in overtime. But hockey purists will look on this one with something approaching reverence. Great goaltending by Carey Price of Canada and Jonathan Quick of the U.S. And just a spectacular in-your-face assault by the Canadians. That won’t make it any easier to handle for the Americans, who will have to wait another four years to try to unseat the Canadians. “It stinks,’’ Kane said. “It’s tough. I think all of us thought we’d be in a different situation at this time right now. Obviously, it wasn’t good enough to win a game.’’

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American teen Shiffrin hangs on for gold By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Normally so composed, so in control, so not-very-teenlike on and off the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin suddenly found herself in an awkward position halfway through the second leg of the Olympic slalom. Guilty, perhaps, of charging too hard as she swayed this way and that around the course’s gates, Shiffrin briefly lost her balance. Her left ski rose too far off the snow. Her chance at a gold medal in the event she’s dominated for two years was about to slip away. “Yeah, that was pretty terrifying for me. There I was, I’m like, ‘Grrreat. I’m just going to go win my first medal.’ And then, in the middle of the run, I’m like, ‘Guess not,’ ” the American said with a laugh Friday night. “So like, ‘No.


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Slalom gold medal winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States wears an American flag after a flower ceremony Friday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Don’t do that. Do not give up. You see this through.’ My whole goal was to just keep my skis moving.” Somehow, she did just that. Shiffrin stayed upright, gathered herself and, although giving away precious time there, was able to make a big

lead from the first leg stand up. She won by more than a half-second to become, at 18, the youngest slalom champion in Olympic history. “It’s going to be something that I chalk up as one of my favorite experiences for the rest of my life,” Shiffrin said. “But

my life’s not over yet.” No, Mikaela, it’s not. It’s only just beginning. Think about this for a moment: How might a typical American teenager have spent her Friday night? At the mall with friends? At a movie? At a high school dance? Shiffrin spent hers outracing the best skiers in the world down a floodlit Rosa Khutor course, knocking aside gates with her neon yellow pole handles. She was fastest in the first run, then sixth-fastest in the second, for a combined time of 1:44.54. A pair of Austrians won silver and bronze: Marlies Schild was 0.53 behind Shiffrin, and Kathrin Zettel was 0.81 back. At 32, Schild is the oldest Olympic slalom medalist ever – old enough to have been someone Shiffrin looked up to as, well, even more of a kid than she is now. “I won my age class,” Schild joked.

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BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended free agent 1B Rhyne Hughes 100 games, effective when he signs with a major league organization, after testing positive for a banned substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Justin Marks, RHPs Louis Coleman and Kelvin Herrera, INFs Cheslor Cuthbert, Mike Moustakas and Danny Valencia and OF Lane Adams on one-year contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from Baltimore. Designated INF Brent Morel for assignment. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Signed INF Brandon Newton. Can-Am League TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed OF Steve Brown and INF Felix Brown. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed OF John Schultz to a contract extension. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed LHP Todd Kibby and RHP Trevor Longfellow. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Traded RHP Michael Click to Lincoln (AA) for a player to be named.

Men’s College Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Georgetown 2½ Xavier at Iowa 6½ Wisconsin Indiana 1½ at Northwestern Clemson 1 at Georgia Tech at North Carolina 15½ Wake Forest at Miami 4½ Boston College Louisville 3 at Cincinnati at Kent St. Pk Buffalo Florida 6½ at Mississippi Indiana St. 1 at Missouri St. at Villanova-x 9½ St. John’s at West Virginia 3 Baylor at South Carolina 1 Georgia at Oklahoma St. 10 Texas Tech at Houston 4½ UCF at Virginia 12 Notre Dame Dayton 4 at Duquesne-y NC State 1 at Virginia Tech at Saint Joseph’s 14 Fordham Tulsa 6 at FIU Middle Tenn. 6½ at Marshall Marquette 7 at DePaul at Cleveland St. 12½ Milwaukee Tennessee 3½ at Texas A&M at Charlotte Pk UAB at Oregon St. 4½ Washington Arkansas 7 at Mississippi St. at Kentucky 12 LSU Saint Mary’s (Cal) 4½ at Santa Clara Nevada 1 at Air Force at St. Bonaventure 10½ Rhode Island at William & Mary 5 Northeastern at Richmond 4½ La Salle at Oklahoma 4½ Kansas St. Iowa St. 10½ at TCU Towson 4½ at Hofstra at East Carolina 8 Rice at Southern Miss. 6½ UTEP at Auburn 4½ Vanderbilt at Colorado St. 3 Wyoming at Ohio St. 8 Minnesota at Akron 4½ Ohio at Duke 5½ Syracuse at UC Santa Barbara13 Cal St.-Fullerton at Penn 3½ Dartmouth Coll. of Charleston 2½ at UNC Wilmngtn Louisiana Tech 6½ at Old Dominion at FAU 5½ North Texas at Kansas 11½ Texas at W. Kentucky 9 La.-Monroe at South Alabama 5½ Troy at Saint Louis 7 G. Washington at UALR 2 Texas-Arlington at Arkansas St. 10½ Texas St. Brown 6 at Cornell Harvard 1 at Princeton at Bradley 5½ Loyola of Chicago at Valparaiso 5½ Youngstown St. at Wichita St. 17½ Drake at Tulane 8½ UTSA S. Illinois 1 at Evansville at Boise St. 6 UNLV at Alabama 1 Missouri at Georgia St. 8½ La.-Lafayette at BYU 12½ Portland at Utah St. 7 Fresno St. at Stanford Pk UCLA at Memphis 16 Temple at Cal Poly 8½ UC Riverside at San Francisco 7 Pacific at New Mexico 3½ San Diego St. UC Irvine 6 at CS Northridge Arizona 5 at Colorado Gonzaga 6½ at San Diego at Hawaii 14½ UC Davis IPFW 7½ at IUPUI at Furman 1 Appalachian St. at W. Carolina 15 The Citadel at Canisius 13½ Fairfield Elon 4½ at Georgia Sthrn Quinnipiac 3 at Niagara at N. Dakota St. 8½ S. Dakota St. SE Missouri 2½ at UT-Martin at South Dakota 4 W. Illinois at Monmouth (NJ) 2 St. Peter’s at Davidson 8 Wofford at Murray St. 4 Morehead St. at Tennessee Tech 4½ Jacksonville St. at Denver 8 Nebraska-Omaha at N. Arizona 1 North Dakota E. Kentucky 5½ at Austin Peay at Montana 7 Idaho St. Weber St. 3½ at Montana St. E. Washington 7½ at S. Utah N. Colorado 1 at Sacramento St.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 41 13 .759 Bulls 29 25 .537 Detroit 23 32 .418 Cleveland 22 34 .393 Milwaukee 10 44 .185 Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 30 25 .545 Brooklyn 25 27 .481 New York 21 34 .382 Boston 19 36 .345 Philadelphia 15 41 .268 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 39 14 .736 Washington 26 28 .481 Charlotte 26 30 .464 Atlanta 25 29 .463 Orlando 17 40 .298 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 40 16 .714 Houston 37 18 .673 Dallas 33 23 .589 Memphis 31 23 .574 New Orleans 23 31 .426 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 43 13 .768 Portland 36 18 .667 Minnesota 26 28 .481 Denver 25 29 .463 Utah 19 34 .358 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 37 20 .649 Phoenix 33 21 .611 Golden State 33 22 .600 L.A. Lakers 18 36 .333 Sacramento 18 36 .333

GB — 12 18½ 20 31 GB — 3½ 9 11 15½ GB — 13½ 14½ 14½ 24 GB — 2½ 7 8 16 GB — 6 16 17 22½ GB — 2½ 3 17½ 17½

Friday’s Games Bulls 117, Denver 89 Orlando 129, New York 121,2OT Dallas 124, Philadelphia 112 Charlotte 90, New Orleans 87 Toronto 98, Cleveland 91 Detroit 115, Atlanta 107 Memphis 102, L.A. Clippers 96 Phoenix 106, San Antonio 85 Utah at Portland, (n) Boston at L.A. Lakers, (n) Saturday’s Games New Orleans at Washington, 6 p.m. Memphis at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 8 p.m. Boston at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Brooklyn at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Bulls at Miami, 2:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, noon Washington at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 8 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

BULLS 117, NUGGETS 89 DENVER (89) Randolph 0-2 2-4 2, Faried 4-9 0-0 8, Hickson 3-9 0-3 6, Foye 8-13 2-2 23, Chandler 2-6 0-0 4, Mozgov 3-12 3-4 9, Brooks 7-11 2-2 17, Fournier 4-11 0-0 9, Arthur 0-2 0-0 0, Vesely 2-7 1-4 5, Miller 2-5 2-3 6. Totals 35-87 12-22 89. CHICAGO (117) Dunleavy 3-7 3-4 10, Boozer 4-14 2-2 10, Noah 4-6 6-6 14, Hinrich 5-8 0-0 10, Butler 3-4 1-1 8, Augustin 5-10 7-7 22, Gibson 7-14 1-2 15, Snell 7-14 3-3 20, Mohammed 3-6 0-2 6, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0, Shengelia 1-1 0-0 2, Varnado 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-84 23-27 117. Denver Chicago

19 27 23 20 — 89 32 37 25 23 — 117

3-Point Goals–Denver 7-15 (Foye 5-7, Brooks 1-2, Fournier 1-3, Miller 0-1, Randolph 0-1, Chandler 0-1), Chicago 10-17 (Augustin 5-7, Snell 3-4, Butler 1-2, Dunleavy 1-3, Boozer 0-1). Fouled Out– None. Rebounds–Denver 51 (Mozgov 9), Chicago 57 (Noah 11). Assists–Denver 12 (Foye, Randolph 3), Chicago 28 (Augustin 8). Total Fouls–Denver 23, Chicago 22. Technicals–Brooks, Denver defensive three second, Noah. Flagrant Fouls– Faried. A–21,621 (20,917).

BULLS SCHEDULE Date 23 25 26 28 2 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 22 24 28 30 31 2 4 5 9 11 13 14 15

Opponent February at Miami at Atlanta GOLDEN STATE at Dallas March NEW YORK at Brooklyn at Detroit MEMPHIS MIAMI SAN ANTONIO HOUSTON SACRAMENTO OKLAHOMA CITY at Philadelphia at Indiana PHILADELPHIA INDIANA PORTLAND at Boston BOSTON April at Atlanta MILWAUKEE at Washington at Minnesota DETROIT at New York ORLANDO at Charlotte

Time 2:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Noon 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS — Recalled G Isaiah Canaan from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). ORLANDO MAGIC — Agreed on buyout terms with F Glen Davis. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Waived F Earl Clark. FOOTBALL Canadian Football League B.C. LIONS — Released WR Paris Jackson. HOCKEY National Hockey League MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned D Jonathon Blum and F Jake Dowell to Iowa (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned D David Rundblad to Portland (AHL) for conditioning. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned Cs Michael Latta, Ryan Stoa and Casey Wellman to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Released RW A.J. Gale from his professional tryout agreement. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled G Rob Madore from Cincinnati (ECHL). ECHL CINCINNATI CYCLONES — Signed G Tony Tabisz. WHEELING NAILERS — Released F Alexandre Carrier. Southern Professional Hockey League PEORIA RIVERMEN — Sent F Aaron McGill to Louisiana to complete an earlier trade. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW — Signed D Giancarlo Gonzalez. FC DALLAS — Acquired F David Texeira from FC Groningen (Netherlands). National Women’s Soccer League SKY BLUE FC — Named Jay Cooney goalkeeper coach.

COLLEGES PRESBYTERIAN — Named Elias Valentin II women’s assistant volleyball coach. SAN JOSE STATE — Named Greg Robinson defensive coordinator/linebackers coach and Keith Carter offensive line coach/running game coordinator. Announced offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Jimmie Dougherty adds the responsibilities of assistant head coach; cornerbacks coach Donte Williams will be the defensive backs coach; and graduate assistant Eric Thomason adds the duties of tight ends coach. Shifted tight ends coach Terry Malley to wide receivers coach and safeties coach Joe Staab to outside linebackers coach. WEST VIRGINIA — Named Tom Bradley assistant football coach.

BASEBALL Harvard Boys League Registration At Harvard Jr. High Boys age *6* years old - 8th Grade Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 6-8 p.m.

SOFTBALL Saturday’s Games No. 1 Syracuse at No. 5 Duke, 6 p.m. No. 2 Florida at Mississippi, Noon No. 3 Wichita State vs. Drake, 8 p.m. No. 4 Arizona at Colorado, 9 p.m. No. 6 San Diego State at New Mexico, 10:05 p.m. No. 7 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Louisville, Noon No. 8 Kansas vs. No. 19 Texas, 7:30 p.m. No. 9 Villanova vs. St. John’s at Wells Fargo Center, 1:30 p.m. No. 10 Saint Louis vs. George Washington, 8 p.m. No. 14 Virginia vs. Notre Dame, 2 p.m. No. 15 Iowa vs. No. 16 Wisconsin, Noon No. 17 Iowa State at TCU, 4 p.m. No. 18 Kentucky vs. LSU, 4 p.m. No. 22 Memphis vs. Temple, 9:30 p.m. No. 23 UCLA at Stanford, 6 p.m. No. 24 Ohio State vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m. No. 25 Gonzaga at San Diego, Mid Sunday’s Games No. 11 Creighton vs. Seton Hall, 5:02 p.m. No. 13 Michigan State at No. 20 Michigan, Noon No. 21 UConn vs. SMU, 2 p.m. Scores MIDWEST Crown (Minn.) 92, Martin Luther 88, OT Minn. Duluth 81, Bemidji St. 65 Minn.-Morris 84, Bethany Lutheran 66 Northwestern (Minn.) 90, Northland 39 Oakland 86, Ill.-Chicago 71 SW Minnesota St. 69, Concordia (St.P.) 67 St. Cloud St. 78, Minn.-Crookston 66 St. Scholastica 86, North Central (Minn.) 78 Winona St. 75, Wayne (Neb.) 57

CONFERENCE STANDINGS BIG TEN CONFERENCE Conference AllGames W L PCT W L PCT Michigan St. 11 3 .786 22 5 .815 Michigan 10 3 .769 18 7 .720 Iowa 8 4 .667 19 6 .760 Wisconsin 8 5 .615 21 5 .808 Ohio St. 8 6 .571 21 6 .778 Nebraska 7 6 .538 15 10 .600 Minnesota 6 8 .429 17 10 .630 Purdue 5 8 .385 15 11 .577 Northwestern 5 9 .357 12 15 .444 Indiana 4 8 .333 14 11 .560 Illinois 4 10 .286 15 12 .556 Penn St. 4 10 .286 13 14 .481 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Wisconsin at Iowa, 11 a.m. Minnesota at Ohio St., 5 p.m. Indiana at Northwestern, 7:15 p.m. Sunday’s Games Michigan St. at Michigan, TBA Purdue at Nebraska, 3:15 p.m.

NBA FAVORITE LINEO/U UNDERDOG at Charlotte Pk (183) Memphis at Washington 7 (196½) New Orleans Dallas 3 (214½) at Detroit at Atlanta 1½ (202) New York Indiana 9 (190) at Milwaukee Minnesota 3½ (200) at Utah at Sacramento 6 (202) Boston at Golden State 6 (200½) Brooklyn

GA 138 146 167 161 175 158 146 200

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Feb. 9 - 25 Olympic break

Men’s 12 inch Softball Registration The McHenry Parks & Recreation Department will begin accepting summer adult softball league registration Tuesday, Feb. 18 for resident teams and Tuesday, Feb. 25 for nonresident teams at McHenry Municipal Center, 333 S. Green Street in McHenry. Men’s 12 inch League games are played Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings. Season begins Monday, April 28. All games are played at Knox Park, 201 S. Green Street in McHenry. All fees and a completed roster must be turned in at the time of registration. Roster forms are available at For informa-

tion, call 815-363-2160. Coed 12 inch Softball Registration The McHenry Parks & Recreation Department will begin accepting summer adult softball league registration Tuesday, Feb. 18 for resident teams and Tuesday, Feb. 25 for nonresident teams at McHenry Municipal Center, 333 S. Green Street in McHenry. Co-Ed 12 inch League games are played Friday evenings. Season begins Monday, May 9. All games are played at Knox Park, 201 S. Green Street in McHenry. All fees and a completed roster must be turned in at the time of registration. Roster forms are available at For information, call 815-363-2160. Crystal Lake Tidal Waves Chicago Bandits players Amber Patton and Tammy Williams will be conducting a girls fastpitch softball clinic consisting of hitting drills at Pro Player Consultants, 5112 Prime Parkway, McHenry, IL, on Sunday, March 9, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $60 for players ages 8-14. There is a 30 player limit. The Crystal Lake Tidal Waves

GA 132 135 178 141 145 GA 130 143 150 151 156 GA 144 156 155 177 168 GA 142 145 151 153 172

GA 143 140 164 139 164

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

Fastpitch Softball Organization will be sponsoring the clinic. Pre-register at The Crystal Lake Tidal Waves organization is in its 24th year of operation and is the longest running travel softball program in the northwest suburbs. It’s mission is to promote the education of competitive softball and lifelong qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork and commitment. This year they have four teams from 12U-18U. Jim Summaria, president and coach of the 14U team, said, “We expect all of our players to excel in the classroom as well as on the field. Many Tidal Waves players through the years played college softball – obtaining scholarships for their grades as well as their softball ability.” Every player on Summaria’s 14U team made honor roll for the first semester. Girl’s Fastpitch Travel Softball Players Wanted 13/14u. Great schedule including showcase play. New to travel players welcomed. Reduced fees, looking to complete team. www.fastpitch2000. com

Women Slalom Final Ranking (First and second runs in parentheses) 1. Mikaela Shiffrin, Eagle-Vail, Colo., (1, 52.62; 6, 51.92) 1:44.54. 2. Marlies Schild, Austria, (6, 53.96; 1, 51.11) 1:45.07. 3. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, (7, 54.00; 2, 51.35) 1:45.35. 4. Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany, (2, 53.11; 9, 52.62) 1:45.73. 5. Frida Hansdotter, Sweden, (8, 54.05; 4, 51.85) 1:45.90. 6. Emelie Wikstroem, Sweden, (11, 54.55; 3, 51.56) 1:46.11. 7. Nastasia Noens, France, (5, 53.81; 8, 52.31) 1:46.12. 8. Tina Maze, Slovenia, (3, 53.29; 14, 52.96) 1:46.25. Other U.S. Finishers 24. Julia Ford, Holderness, N.H., (30, 58.88; 24, 53.99) 1:52.87. NR. Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, Wyo., DNF. NR. Megan McJames, Park City, Utah, DNF.

BIATHLON Women’s 4X6 km Relay (Penalties in parentheses) 1. Ukraine (Vita Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, Valj Semerenko, Olena Pidhrushna), 1:10:02.5 (0+0). 2. Russia (Yana Romanova, Olga Zaitseva, Ekaterina Shumilova, Olga Vilukhina), 1:10:28.9 (0+0). 3. Norway (Fanny Welle-Strand Horn, Tiril Eckhoff, Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland, Tora Berger), 1:10:40.1 (0+0). 4. Czech Republic (Eva Puskarcikova, Gabriela Soukalova, Jitka Landova, Veronika Vitkova), 1:11:25.7 (0+0). 5. Belarus (Liudmila Kalinchik, Nadezhda Skardino, Nadzeya Pisareva, Darya

Domracheva), 1:11:33.4 (0+1). 6. Italy (Dorothea Wierer, Nicole Gontier, Michela Ponza, Karin Oberhofer), 1:11:43.3 (1+0). 7. United States (Susan Dunklee, Barton, Vt., Hannah Dreissigacker, Morrisville, Vt., Sarah Studebaker, Boise, Idaho, Annelies Cook, Saranac Lake, N.Y.), 1:12:14.2 (0+0). 8. Canada (Rosanna Crawford, Megan Imrie, Megan Heinicke, Zina Kocher), 1:12:21.5 (0+2).

FREESTYLE SKIING Women Ski Cross Semifinals Heat 1 1. Anna Holmlund, Sweden (A). 2. Kelsey Serwa, Canada (A). 3. Katrin Ofner, Austria (B). 4. Fanny Smith, Switzerland (B). Heat 2 1. Marielle Thompson, Canada (A). 2. Ophelie David, France (A). 3. Katya Crema, Australia (B). NR. Sandra Naeslund, Sweden (B), DNF. Small Final 1. Sandra Naeslund, Sweden. 2. Katrin Ofner, Austria. 3. Katya Crema, Australia. 4. Fanny Smith, Switzerland. Big Final (Medal) 1. Marielle Thompson, Canada. 2. Kelsey Serwa, Canada. 3. Anna Holmlund, Sweden. 4. Ophelie David, France.

SHORT TRACK SPEEDSKATING Men 500 Final B 1. Han Tianyu, China, 41.534. 2. J.R. Celski, Federal Way, Wash.,

5000 Relay Final B 1. Canada (Charle Cournoyer, Michael Gilday, Charles Hamelin, Olivier Jean), 6:43.747. 2. South Korea (Kim Yun-Jae, Lee Han-Bin, Park Se Yeong, Sin Da Woon), 6:43.921. 3. Italy (Yuri Confortola, Tommaso Dotti, Anthony Lobello, Davide Viscardi), 6:44.904. Final A 1. Russia (Victor An, Semen Elistratov, Vladimir Grigorev, Ruslan Zakharov), 6:42.100 (OR). 2. United States (Eddy Alvarez, Miami; J.R. Celski, Federal Way, Wash.; Chris Creveling, Kintersville, Pa.; Jordan Malone, Denton, Texas), 6:42.371. 3. China (Chen Dequan, Han Tianyu, Shi Jingnan, Wu Dajing), 6:48.341. 4. Netherlands (Daan Breeuwsma, Niels Kerstholt, Sjinkie Knegt, Freek Van Der Wart), 6:49.149. 5. Kazakhstan (Abzal Azhgaliyev, Aydar Bekzhanov, Denis Nikisha, Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev), 6:54.630. Women 1000 Semifinals Final B 1. Jorien ter Mors, Netherlands, 1:36.835. 2. Valerie Maltais, Canada, 1:36.863. Final A 1. Park Seung-Hi, South Korea, 1:30.761. 2. Fan Kexin, China, 1:30.811. 3. Shim Suk Hee, South Korea, 1:31.027. 4. Jessica Smith, Melvindale, Mich., 1:31.301.


at Atlanta 6:30 p.m. WGN AM-1000



TV/Radio ATHLETICS 3:30 p.m.: USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, at Albuquerque, N.M., NBCSN

AUTO RACING 9 a.m.: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” inal practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1 12:15 p.m.: NASCAR, Nationwide Series, DRIVE4COPD 300, at Daytona Beach, Fla., ESPN 1 a.m. (Sunday): NHRA, qualifying for Carquest Auto Parts Nationals, at Chandler, Ariz. (delayed tape), ESPN2

11 a.m.: PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, quarterinal matches, at Marana, Ariz., TGC 1 p.m.: PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, quarterinal matches, at Marana, Ariz., CBS 1 p.m.: LPGA Thailand, third round, at Chonburi, Thailand (same-day tape), TGC

3 p.m.: LSU at Kentucky, ESPN 3 p.m.: Iowa St. at TCU, ESPN2 5 p.m.: UCLA at Stanford, ESPN2 5 p.m.: Minnesota at Ohio St., BTN 6 p.m.: Syracuse at Duke, ESPN 6:30 p.m.: Texas at Kansas, ESPNU 7 p.m.: Missouri at Alabama, ESPN2 7 p.m.: Brown at Cornell, NBCSN 7 p.m.: Loyola Chicago at Bradley, CSN 7:15 p.m.: Inidana at Northwestern, BTN 8 p.m.: Arizona at Colorado, ESPN 8:30 p.m.: Temple at Memphis, ESPNU 9 p.m.: San Diego St. at New Mexico, ESPN2 10:30 p.m.: Harvard at Princeton (same-day tape), ESPNU 11 p.m.: Gonzaga at San Diego, ESPN2

AHL HOCKEY 7 p.m.: Abbotsford at Wolves, WCUU

MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY 4 p.m.: Michigan St. at Wisconsin, ESPNU

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 10:30 a.m.: Xavier at Georgetown, FS1 11 a.m.: Regional coverage, Florida at Mississippi or Louisville at Cincinnati, CBS 11 a.m.: Wisconsin at Iowa, ESPN2 Noon: Indiana St. at Missouri St., ESPNU 12:30 p.m.: St. John’s at Villanova, FS1 1 p.m.: Notre Dame at Virginia, ESPN2 1 p.m.: Middle Tennessee St. at Marshall, CSN 2 p.m.: Tennessee at Texas A&M, ESPNU 2:30 p.m.: UAB at Charlotte, FS1 3 p.m.: Youngstown St. at Valparaiso, CSN

SOCCER 6:40 a.m.: Premier League, Everton at Chelsea, NBCSN 11:30 a.m.: Premier League, Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United, at London, NBC

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12:30 p.m.: Iowa at Michigan, BTN 2:30 p.m.: Illinois at Indiana, BTN 3 p.m.: Charlotte at Middle Tenn., FSN 7 p.m.: Kansas at Oklahoma, FSN

PREPS GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS 3A RICHMOND-BURTON REGIONAL Tuesday Game 1: Woodstock 54, Woodstock North 50 (2OT) Game 2: Johnsburg 68, Marengo 40 Wednesday Game 3: Woodstock 55, Marian Central 51 (OT) Game 4: Richmond-Burton 59, Johnsburg 41 Saturday Game 5: (4) Woodstock vs. (2) RichmondBurton, noon

CLASS 4A CARY-GROVE REGIONAL Monday Game 1: Crystal Lake Central 39, McHenry 35 Game 2: Cary-Grove 60, Grant 28 Wednesday Game 3: Prairie Ridge 34, Crystal Lake Central 32 Game 4: Cary-Grove 57, Crystal Lake South 45 Friday Game 5: Prairie Ridge 46, Cary-Grove 42

PRAIRIE RIDGE 46, CARY-GROVE 42 PRAIRIE RIDGE (46) Drain 9 1-2 19, Clark 6 0-1 13, Le Beau 3 0-2 8, Klendworth 1 4-8 6, Voel-Pel 0 0-1 0. Totals: 19 5-14 46. CARY-GROVE (42) Kendeigh 5 0-0 11, Barker 3 0-0 9, Cunningham 3 1-2 7, Glaysher 3 0-2 6, Prank 1 3-6 5, Jakubicek 1 0-0 2, Wilczynski 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17 4-10 42. Prairie Ridge Cary-Grove

17 11 12 6 - 46 6 16 8 12 - 42

3-point goals: Prairie Ridge 3 (Le Beau 2, Clark). Cary-Grove 4 (Barker 3, Kendeigh).

SECTIONAL PAIRINGS CLASS 3A BELVIDERE SECTIONAL Monday Game 1: Sycamore vs. Winner of Burlington Central/St. Edward, 6 p.m. Game 2: Winner of Woodstock/ Richmond-Burton vs. Rockford Lutheran, 8 p.m.

CLAS 4A CRYSTAL LAKE SOUTH SECTIONAL Game 1: Huntley vs. South Elgin, 6 p.m. Game 2: Prairie Ridge vs Boylan Catholic, 8 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL MARENGO 54 RICHMOND-BURTON 51 MARENGO (54) Rogutich 6 1-2 13, Volkening 2 0-0 4, Knobloch 7 0-0 20, Kissack 4 5-5 13, Kunde 0 1-2 1, Simonini 1 0-0 3. Totals: 20 7-9 54. R-B (51) S. Kaufman 8 4-8 23, St. Pierre 3 0-1 6, Rygiel 1 0-0 2, Wells 2 2-2 7, J. Kaufman 2 0-0 6, Banks 1 2-2 4, Kaska 1 0-0 3. Total: 18 8-13 51. R-B Marengo

8 17 16 10 - 51 11 10 18 15 - 54

3-point goals: Marengo 7 (Knobloch 6, Simonini), R-B 7 (S. Kaufman 3, J. Kaufman 2, Kaska, Wells). Total fouls: Marengo 14, R-B 12.

HAMPSHIRE 71, JOHNSBURG 66 (OT) 41.786. 3. Jon Eley, Britain, 41.870. 4. Sjinkie Knegt, Netherlands, 42.608. Final A 1. Victor An, Russia, 41.312. 2. Wu Dajing, China, 41.516. 3. Charle Cournoyer, Canada, 41.617. 4. Liang Wenhao, China, 1:13.590.



GA 157 139 128 136 154




AHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Grand Rapids52 30 17 2 3 65 166 Wolves 52 29 17 4 2 64 149 Rockford 55 27 21 4 3 61 167 Milwaukee 51 23 17 6 5 57 133 Iowa 51 22 19 6 4 54 128 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Toronto 50 29 17 2 2 62 144 Rochester 51 26 18 3 4 59 149 Hamilton 51 22 24 1 4 49 122 Utica 51 21 23 3 4 49 123 Lake Erie 50 21 25 0 4 46 128 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Abbotsford 53 33 15 4 1 71 169 Texas 54 31 16 3 4 69 196 San Antonio 52 23 21 3 5 54 146 Okla. City 52 23 22 1 6 53 158 Charlotte 51 24 25 1 1 50 152 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Manchester 56 34 14 2 6 76 174 St. John’s 53 30 19 1 3 64 172 Providence 53 28 18 1 6 63 169 Worcester 50 23 23 3 1 50 121 Portland 50 19 22 2 7 47 141 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Binghamton 52 33 15 1 3 70 199 Hershey 51 29 16 3 3 64 161 Norfolk 51 27 16 1 7 62 135 W-B/Scantn 53 28 19 3 3 62 149 Syracuse 50 18 23 4 5 45 124 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Springfield 53 33 15 1 4 71 163 Albany 52 27 17 3 5 62 155 Bridgeport 52 23 24 1 4 51 144 Adirondack 51 22 26 0 3 47 119 Hartford 51 19 26 0 6 44 132


at Miami 2:30 p.m. ABC AM-1000

GA 147 142 128 169 160 179 199 GA 125 145 142 182 163 191 183 172


Olympic break Next game: Feb. 27 at N.Y. Rangers

GA 135 163 153 147 164 175 180



x-at Wells Fargo Center y-at Consol Energy Center

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 Blackhawks 60 35 11 14 84 207 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164


HAMPSHIRE (71) Doran 5 3-4 14, Bridges 9 4-7 22, Oghale 5 0-0 11, Spaeth 2 4-5 8, Cork 4 8-15 16. Totals 25 19-31 71. JOHNSBURG (66) Graef 2 0-0 4, Kreassig 3 3-4 9, Stillwell 2 0-0 4, Lobermeier 2 4-4 10, Dixon 7 2-2 22, Ridout 5 2-2 15, Kinney 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 11-12 66. Hampshire Johnsburg

17 4 13 25 12 - 71 16 17 4 19 7 - 66

3-point goals: Hampshire 2 (Doran, Oghale), Johnsburg 11 (Dixon 6, Ridout 3, Lobermeier 2). Total fouls: Hampshire 15, Johnsburg 28.

GRAYSLAKE CENTRAL 59 WOODSTOCK NORTH 29 GRAYSLAKE CENTRAL (59) Vargo 1 0-0 2, Mudd 2 4-6 9, Reed 1 2-2 4, Benko 1 1-2 3, Anderson 5 0-0 11, Zygmunt 0 2-2 2, Fleming 2 0-0 4, Lennartz 3 1-1 7, Llorens 2 0-0 5, Ruhlmann 3 0-1 6, Beckman 3 0-0 6. Totals: 23 10-14 59. WOODSTOCK NORTH (29) Jandron 3 0-0 7, Ortiz 1 1-2 3, Basaran 0 1-2 1, Creighton 2 0-0 5, Herscha 3 0-2 6, Batdorff 2 0-0 5, Solarz 0 2-2 2. Totals: 11 4-8 29. Grayslake Central 14 11 16 18 - 59 Woodstock North 4 13 7 5 - 29 3-point goals: Grayslake Central 3 (Mudd, Anderson, Llorens), Woodstock North 3 (Jandron, Creighton, Batdorff).

MARIAN CENTRAL 72, MONTINI 70 MARIAN CENTRAL (72) Pischke 5 7-12 21, Einecker 1 1-1 3, Lindell 2 0-0 5, Caldez 6 1-2 16, Schnepf 3 1-4 8, Patterson 4 2-4 11, Haley 2 1-1 5, Ricchiuto 0 1-2 1, Lindquist 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 14-26 72. MONTINI (70) McGillicuddy 3 1-2 7, Thomas 2 2-2 6, Delaplane 5 2-2 16, Bradmann 5 4-6 14, Brachmann 10 3-8 24, Mooney 1 1-5 3. Totals: 26 13-25 70. Marian Central Montini

20 22 18 12 - 72 14 23 15 18 - 70

3-point goals: Marian Central 10 (Pischke 4, Caldez 3, Lindell, Schnepf, Patterson), Montini 5 (Delaplane 4, Brachmann). Total fouls: Marian Central 20, Montini 20.

DUNDEE-CROWN 49, McHENRY 48 DUNDEE-CROWN (49) Dunner 1 2-2 4, Parson 2 2-2 7, Buckley 1 0-0 3, Seals 3 3-5 9, Munson 1 0-0 3, Stewart 8 0-0 16, Steinmetz 2 3-6 7. Totals: 18 10-15 49. MCHENRY (48) Freund 5 5-6 18, Postal 7 1-2 19, Johnson 2 1-3 5, Bellich 0 2-2 2, Higgin 1 0-0 2, Preston 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 9-13 48. Dundee-Crown McHenry

7 11 20 11 - 49 14 9 11 14 - 48

3-point goals: Dundee-Crown 3 (Buckley, Parson, Munson), McHenry 7 (Postal 4, Freund 3).

HUNTLEY 39, JACOBS 35 HUNTLEY (39) Jacobs 0 2-3 2, Slonka 0 2-2 2, Wicks 1 0-0 2, Egezeke 10 4-4 24, Gorney 2 4-4 9. Totals: 13 12-13 39 JACOBS (35) Mack 1 0-2 2, Boeckh 3 0-0 9, Orange 3 1-2 8, Canady 0 1-2 1, Murray 2 0-0 5, Krutwig 3 2-2 8, Grant 0 2-2 2. Totals: 12 6-10 35 Huntley Jacobs

8 4 10 5

15 12 - 39 7 13 - 35

3-point field goals: Huntley 1 (Gorney), Jacobs 5 (Boeckh 3, Orange, Murray). Total fouls: Huntley 13, Jacobs 14.

CL SOUTH 36, CARY-GROVE 33 CARY-GROVE (33) Blair 0 2-2 2, Perkins 1 0-1 2, Szydlo 3 4-7 10, Coleman 2 0-1 5, McDonough 1 0-0 2, Gregoire 2 0-0 5, Franz 1 0-0 2, Barr 0 2-2 2, Krich 1 0-0 3. Totals: 11 8-13 33. CL SOUTH (36) Wagner 1 1-2 3, Thomas 1 1-2 3, Mahoney 3 0-1 7, Johnson 3 0-0 7, Bartusch 0 1-2 1, Buckner 3 0-1 6, Friesen 4 1-1 9. Totals: 15 4-9 36. Cary-Grove CL South

10 3 10 10 – 33 11 10 7 8 – 36

3-point goals: Cary-Grove 2 (Coleman, Gregoire), CL South 2 (Mahoney, Johnson). Total fouls: Cary-Grove 15, CL South 13. Fouled out: (None). Technical fouls: (None)

AREA REGIONAL PAIRINGS CLASS 3A WOODSTOCK REGIONAL Mon., Mar. 3 Game 1 at 6:00 pm: (4) Woodstock (H.S.) vs. (5) Woodstock (North) Game 2 at 8:00 pm: (3) Woodstock (Marian) vs. (6) Harvard Tue., Mar. 4 Game 3 at 6:00 pm: (1) Marengo vs. Winner Game 1 Game 4 at 8:00 pm: (2) Hampshire vs. Winner Game 2 Fri., Mar. 7 Game 5 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

RICHMOND-BURTON REGIONAL Mon., Mar. 3 Game 1 at 7:00 pm: (15) Chicago (CICS/ Northtown) vs. (18) Chicago (Senn) Tue., Mar. 4 Game 2 at 6:00 pm: (2) Chicago (Uplift) vs. Winner Game 1 Game 3 at 8:00 pm: (7) Richmond (R.Burton) vs. (10) Lake Villa (Lakes) Fri., Mar. 7 Game 4 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

NORRIDGE (RIDGEWOOD) REGIONAL Mon., Mar. 3 Game 1 at 7:00 pm: (14) Johnsburg vs. (19) Chicago (Sullivan) Tue., Mar. 4 Game 2 at 6:00 pm: (3) Mundelein (Carmel) vs. Winner Game 1 Game 3 at 8:00 pm: (6) Vernon Hills vs. (12) Norridge (Ridgewood) Fri., Mar. 7 Game 4 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

CLASS 4A CRYSTAL LAKE CENTRAL REGIONAL Mon., Mar. 3 Game 1 at 6:00 pm: (4) Crystal Lake (South) vs. (5) Carpentersville (DundeeCrown) Game 2 at 8:00 pm: (3) Algonquin (Jacobs) vs. (6) Crystal Lake (Central) Tue., Mar. 4 Game 3 at 6:00 pm: (1) Cary (C.-Grove) vs. Winner Game 1 Game 4 at 8:00 pm: (2) Crystal Lake (Prairie Ridge) vs. Winner Game 2 Fri., Mar. 7 Game 5 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

BELVIDERE NORTH REGIONAL Mon., Mar. 3 Game 1 at 7:00 pm: (4) DeKalb vs. (5) Belvidere (North) Tue., Mar. 4 Game 2 at 6:00 pm: (1) Huntley vs. Winner Game 1 Game 3 at 8:00 pm: (2) Rockford (Jefferson) vs. (3) Rockford (East) Fri., Mar. 7 Game 4 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

MCHENRY REGIONAL Mon., Mar. 3 Game 1 at 7:00 pm: (16) Fox Lake (Grant) vs. (19) McHenry Tue., Mar. 4 Game 2 at 6:00 pm: (1) Lincolnshire (Stevenson) vs. Winner Game 1 Game 3 at 8:00 pm: (8) Deerfield (H.S.) vs. (9) Gurnee (Warren) Fri., Mar. 7 Game 4 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

SCHEDULE Saturday Boys Basketball: McHenry vs. Grant at BMO Harris Bradley Center, 3:25 p.m.; Harvard at Genoa-Kingston, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball: Woodstock vs. Richmond-Burton at Richmond-Burton Regional final, noon Wrestling: State Finals in Champaign Girls Gymnastcs: State Finals at Palatine Girls Bowling: State Finals at Rockford

GOLF PGA WGC-ACCENTURE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Friday At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Purse: $9 million Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 Third Round (Seedings in parentheses) Jim Furyk (20), United States, def. Harris English (36), United States, 1 up. Rickie Fowler (53), United States, def. Sergio Garcia (5), Spain, 1 up. Graeme McDowell (14), Northern Ireland, def. Hunter Mahan (30), United States, 21 holes. Victor Dubuisson (27), France, def. Bubba Watson (11), United States, 1 up. Louis Oosthuizen (32), South Africa, def. Webb Simpson (17), United States, 5 and 4. Jason Day (8), Australia, def. George Coetzee (56), South Africa, 3 and 1. Ernie Els (31), South Africa, def. Jason Dufner (15), United States, 1 up.

Jordan Spieth (10), United States, def. Matt Kuchar (7), United States, 2 and 1.

TEE TIMES Quarterfinals Saturday (Seedings in parentheses) 11:05 a.m. Jason Day (8), Australia, vs. Louis Oosthuizen (32), South Africa. 11:20 a.m. — Jim Furyk (20), United States, vs. Rickie Fowler (53), United States. 12:45 p.m. — Jordan Spieth (10), United States, vs. Ernie Els (31), South Africa. 1 p.m. — Graeme McDowell (14), Northern Ireland, vs. Victor Dubuisson (27), France.

LPGA HONDA LPGA THAILAND Friday At Siam Country Club (Pattaya Old Course) Chonburi, Thailand Purse: $1.5 million

Yardage: 6,568; Par: 72 a-amateur Second Round Leaders Anna Nordqvist Julieta Granada Azahara Munoz Sandra Gal Stacy Lewis Michelle Wie Karrie Webb So Yeon Ryu Jennifer Johnson Angela Stanford Brittany Lang Lydia Ko Jenny Shin Inbee Park Caroline Hedwall Suzann Pettersen Lexi Thompson Thidapa Suwannapura Shanshan Feng Cristie Kerr Gerina Piller Morgan Pressel Mariajo Uribe Ai Miyazato Se Ri Pak Pornanong Phatlum Dewi Claire Schreefel

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Attorney Paula Rieghns checks her cell phone at her new office in Marengo. On Christmas, a mysterious fire destroyed her office and had the attorney worried about her safety. Rieghns hasn’t let the fire distract her from clients and casework.

Moving forward Attorney relocates office after Christmas night fire By JOSEPH BUSTOS MARENGO – Inside a new office, divorce attorney Paula Rieghns still conducts business, even though not all of the furniture has arrived and files are still in boxes. Rieghns is in the process of moving in and setting up at 205 N. State St. Her previous office at 821 E. Grant St. was destroyed by a fire Christmas night. Out of the six units connected in the strip mall, Rieghns’ office was the only one affected by the fire. Marengo Police Chief Joseph Hallman said the fire is still under investigation. Everything in the office was destroyed or severely damaged “We lost everything,” Rieghns said. “It was like a bomb went off; everything was gone.” After the fire, Rieghns and business manager Jennifer Drendel went to work to find a new location. They found the new location on State Street about a week after the fire and started moving the first week of January. Moving to the new location and buying new equipment and furniture cost about $20,000. Insurance covered the expenses. Furniture is in the process of be-

The Law Office of Paula Rieghns Where: 205 N. State St., Marengo Phone: 815-901-2273 Website: ing delivered, and file cabinets have been moved in. After the fire, Rieghns has decided to take some extra security precautions. Cameras are set to be installed at the new location, and Rieghns and Drendel have taken gun safety courses. The new office is in a converted house that is about 150 years old. Rieghns shares the building with an eye doctor on the first floor. The second floor is an apartment. Rieghns has set up her personal working area in a former dining room. Part of the reception area is over what used to be a porch. Workers restored the Victorian baseboards to go with the feel of the building, Rieghns said. Even as Rieghns and Drendel have moved and set up the new location, working with clients has had to continue. “A divorce is the most important

part in someone’s life, or custody battle,” Rieghns said. “I’m not going to let something like this keep me from giving you the best service possible. Your divorce isn’t going to be put on hold just because someone threw a bomb in my office.” Other attorneys have been helpful and understanding, Rieghns said. Only a few cases have had to be delayed. Files also had online backups, Rieghns said. “It hasn’t affected quality of work, and it hasn’t affected my ability to represent them and make sure their best interest is being served,” Rieghns said. Before the fire, Rieghns had been at her Grant Street office for about six months and had just finished setting up and decorating the office with items such as art on the walls, only to have to move again. They had to order new furniture, computers and printers and other equipment. They also plan to decorate the new office. “But we’re going to make this place work too,” Rieghns said. “We’re happy to be here,” Rieghns said. “It’s a great location, it feels very homey. It feels very Marengo like. It’s a nice location.”

County home sales fall 7.7 percent NORTHWEST HERALD CRYSTAL LAKE – Homes sales in McHenry County fell 7.7 percent in January as cold weather and limited inventory held back sales across the county. Nationwide, sales of existing U.S. homes plummeted in January to the worst pace in 18 months. Sales of existing McHenry County homes fell to 264 in January, down 7.7 percent from 287 in January 2013, according to figures released Friday by the Illinois Association of Realtors. The median sales price increased 14.2 percent to $145,000 in January, compared with $127,000 in January 2013. The median sales price for singlefamily homes was up 15.5 percent to $175,000 and condo prices were up 5.8 percent to $95,250 last month. Countywide, home prices remain below 2009 levels. In January, the inventory of homes for sale in McHenry County dropped 23.5 percent to 1,753, compared with 2,292 in January 2013. Homes also spent less time on the market. The number of days on the market until sale was down to 86 days, an 18.1 percent decline from 105 days in January 2013. In Kane County, existing home sales dropped 7.4 percent to 402, down from 434 in January 2013. The median sales price for all properties increased to $156,500 last month, up 20.4 percent from $130,000 in January 2013. Kane County’s inventory of homes dropped 25.2 percent to 2,287, down from 3,058 in January 2013. In Lake County, existing homes sales hit 574 last month, a 3.1 percent increase from 557 in January 2013.

The median sales price increased 16.1 percent to 161,500 last month, compared with $139,160 in January 2013. Inventory was down to 3,162 homes in January, 29.7 percent lower than 4,497 in January 2013. Nationwide, sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.62 million units last month, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. That was down 5.1 percent from the December pace. The sales rate declined 5.1 percent over the previous 12 months. Higher mortgage rates and higher prices have contributed to a slowdown in home buying in five of the past six months. Freezing temperatures and snowstorms also have caused most housing activity to slip this winter. The flagging sales suggest a deceleration from the momentum for much of 2013, when 5.09 million homes were sold, the most in seven years. “Such a picture confirms that the U.S. housing market reached its peak at the end of 2013, and further reacceleration is unlikely near term,” Annalisa Piazza of Newedge Strategy said in a research note. Home building dipped 16 percent in January from December, the Commerce Department said this week. Signed contracts to buy homes plunged in December, foreshadowing the January drop-off, the Realtors said in a separate report. The weather has kept would-be buyers from venturing to open houses, while construction crews have endured work stoppages. But sales also declined in parts of the country where weather was less of a factor. This suggested that price pressures and tight inventories are

also weighing on the real estate market. Buying fell 7.3 percent in Western states, the region less affected by winter storms and where average prices are the highest. That decline was significantly larger than in the Northeast, South and Midwest. The median price of homes in the West is $273,500, almost double the median price in the Midwest. The median price nationwide has risen 10.7 percent to $188,900 since January 2013. There are just 4.9 months of available inventory on the market, a sign that would-be buyers have relatively few homes to pick from and may choose to delay purchases. Just 26 percent of sales last month were by first-time buyers. In a healthy market, that figure is closer to 40 percent. All cash-sales accounted for 33 percent of all purchases, evidence that investors continue to make up a sizable share of the sales. Existing-home sales in a healthy market would approach 5.5 million, nearly 900,000 more than the January rate. Buying has slowed during the past six months. Over the summer of 2013, home resales reached a pace of 5.39 million. But they began to slow in September as the costs of buying a home rose because of rising prices and higher mortgage rates. The average rate on a 30-year mortgage rose to 4.33 percent this week from 4.28 percent the previous week. Rates surged about 1.25 percentage points from May through September, peaking at 4.6 percent.

• The Associated Press contributed to this report.

NEW YORK – Investment firm G Asset has offered to buy 51 percent of the Barnes & Noble bookstore chain for about $672 million. The New York firm says its offer is for $22 per share, 31 percent above the stock’s closing price Thursday. Barnes & Noble has about 60 million shares outstanding. G Asset says Barnes & Noble is “substantially undervalued.” The retailer is trying to turn around its results as more consumers buy books online or in a digital format. The New York company’s sales fell 6.6 percent at its bookstores and online during the critical holiday shopping season. It has invested heavily in its Nook ebook business, but sales in that unit also are dropping. If the bid were successful, G Asset would spin off the Nook business into its own venture, separate from Barnes & Noble’s retail stores and college bookstores.

Sony counting on new game machine TOKYO – PlayStation stands out among the long list of famous Sony brands as one that hasn’t faded or succumbed to a nimbler competitor. Months after hitting global markets, the latest version of the videogame console went on sale Saturday in Tokyo, a big shift from times when Sony was ascendant enough to launch flagship products in Japan first. The PlayStation 4’s much awaited arrival in Sony Corp.’s home market is the first time Japan did not get a major Sony game machine ahead of other markets. With much riding on the PS4’s success, the commercial advantages of targeting overseas markets outweighed the sentimental pull of a hometown launch. The PS4, Sony’s first videogame console in seven years, went on sale in the U.S. and Europe in November.

Shaw Media’s Bricker named publisher of dailies CRYSTAL LAKE – Don Bricker has been named publisher of The Herald-News and the Morris Daily Herald, Shaw Media announced Friday. Shaw Media is the parent company of the Northwest Herald. Bricker, who Don Bricker also serves as vice president of Shaw Media’s Suburban Group Publishing, will be based in The Herald-News office in Joliet. Shaw Media recently bought The Herald-News from SunTimes Media. The Herald-News joins other Shaw Media publications including the St. Charlesbased Kane County Chronicle, The Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, Sauk Valley Media in Dixon/ Sterling and Suburban Life Media in Downers Grove, as well as other weekly newspapers, magazines, niche products and websites. Bricker joined Shaw Media in June 2008 as publisher of the Kane County Chronicle and Daily Chronicle in DeKalb. His role expanded in 2009 when he assumed responsibility for group operations. He was named regional publisher and group general manager in 2013. Before Shaw, Bricker was publisher of the Appeal-Democrat in Marysville, Calif. His background includes leadership positions with The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Daily Southtown in Chicago’s southwest suburbs. He lives in Elburn with his wife, Karen.

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Award winners shine at Woodstock Chamber dinner The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted its 69th annual dinner Thursday at the Woodstock Public House. Our annual awards are always of interest to the community, shining the spotlight on the best and brightest of the last year. The 2013 Professional Service Provider of the Year Award was presented to Woodstock Professional & Business Women. The organization has been in the Woodstock community since 1931 and first became a member of the chamber in 1983. The group is involved in community projects including the Miss Woodstock Scholarship Pageant. Since 2005, the organization has provided scholarship money for the pageant and volunteers for the night of the actual event, helping with ticket sales, ushering, and other vital roles pertinent to the evening going off without a hitch. In addition, a mem-

business strategy to the whole business community. The 2013 Retailer of the Year Award went to Woodstock Theatre. A member of the chamber since 2009, the newly remodeled Woodstock Theatre, which is owned and operated by Classic Cinemas, really upped its game in 2013 in terms of chamber activity. The theater was a vital part of the chamber’s membership drive by donating movie passes to all new and renewing members. If that wasn’t enough, the theater took an active role in supporting the chamber’s annual Community Guide publication. The 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award was taken home by Todd Kinker. When it comes to demonstrating commitment to the chamber, its members, and the community, few can demonstrate a volunteer record to rival Kinker, who is vice president of Golden Eagle Commu-

CHAMBER NEWS Shari Gray ber of the Woodstock Professional & Business Women sits on the chamber’s board, helping to support the local business community. The 2013 Industry of the Year Award went to Claussen Pickle Co. Claussen Pickle Co. has been in the Woodstock community since 1976. A strong business leader, Claussen has been a member of the chamber since 1980 and a chamber partner since 2008. Claussen has been a major sponsor of Woodstock’s annual Pickle Palooza music festival. In keeping with its commitment to the community, Claussen Pickle provides a representative to serve on the chamber board, adding Claussen’s insights on successful

nity Bank. He has held a seat on all chamber committees since 2009. He also served as board president from 2009-13. Demonstrating a strong commitment to the chamber, Kinker is always willing to do whatever he can by volunteering his time and talents wherever needed. His guidance, insight, direction, and support has been invaluable to the success of the chamber. To cap the evening’s festivities, we presented the highly prestigious Harold Buschkopf Community Service Award. This award is given to a deserved Woodstock resident whose commitment to their community is reflected in Buschkopf’s legacy. Buschkopf was a community leader, spokesman and ambassador who gave unselfishly of his time, energy and money. He was a man who loved Woodstock. This year’s award was given to Kim Larson, executive director of

Family Alliance and a Woodstock resident. Larson’s unselfish giving of her time and talents to organizations such as Christmas Clearing House, Tag Sale Days, Woodstock Noon Rotary, Community Development Block Grant Commission and Human Service Advocates of McHenry County made her a worthy recipient. We are proud of all of our deserving award winners and applaud them for their unique ways of supporting the Woodstock business community as well as the community itself. But there is no reason that you and your business can’t stand out in supporting the chamber and be award winners in the coming years.

• Shari Gray is executive director of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. Reach the chamber at or 815-338-2436.

Transcripts show Federal Reserve at times slow to grasp depth of crisis By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve agonized in 2008 over how far to go to stop a financial crisis that threatened to cause a recession and at times struggled to recognize its speed and magnitude. “We’re crossing certain lines. We’re doing things we haven’t done before,” Chairman Ben Bernanke said as Fed officials met in an emergency session March 10 and launched never-before-taken steps to lend to teetering Wall Street firms, among a series of unorthodox moves that year to calm investors and aid the economy. “On the other hand, this financial crisis is now in its eighth month, and the economic outlook has worsened quite significantly.” The Fed on Friday released hundreds of pages of transcripts covering its 14 meetings during 2008 – eight regularly scheduled meetings and six emergency sessions. The Fed releases full transcripts of each year’s policy meetings after a five-year lag. The 2008 transcripts cover the most tumultuous period of the crisis, including the collapse and rescue of investment bank Bear Stearns, the government takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the fateful decision to let investment bank Lehman Brothers collapse in the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history and the bailout of insurer American International Group. For all its aggressive steps in 2008, the transcripts show the Fed failing at times to grasp the size of the catastrophe they were dealing with. Bernanke and his top lieutenants often expressed puzzlement that they weren’t managing to calm panicky investors. As late as Sept. 16, a day after Lehman

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Federal Reserve officials agonized throughout 2008 over how far they could go to stop a financial catastrophe that threatened to pull the economy into a deep recession, transcripts of the Fed’s policy meetings that year show. Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Bernanke declared, “I think that our policy is looking actually pretty good.” The Fed declined at that meeting to cut its benchmark short-term rate. Yet just three weeks later, after the Fed had rescued AIG, Bernanke felt compelled to call an emergency conference call. In it, he won approval for a half-point rate cut. Early in the year, some Fed officials had yet to appreciate the gravity of the crisis. In January, Frederic Mishkin, a Fed governor, missed an emergency conference call because he was

“on the slopes.” “I think in Idaho somewhere,” Bernanke said. The crisis had been building for months. In the Jan. 21 conference call, Bernanke rallied support for a deep cut in interest rates. He warned that market turmoil reflected investors’ concerns that “the United States is in for a deep and protracted recession.” Bernanke apologized to his colleagues for convening the call on the Martin Luther King holiday. But he felt the urgency of the crisis required the Fed to act before its regularly

scheduled meeting the next week. It approved a cut of three-fourths of a percentage point in its benchmark for short-term rates. The transcripts reveal the arguments Bernanke deployed to marshal backing for unconventional policy actions – including support from Janet Yellen, who succeeded Bernanke this month as Fed chair. At the time, Yellen was head of the Fed’s San Francisco regional bank. At an Oct. 28-29 Fed meeting, Yellen noted the dire events that had occurred that fall. With a nod to Halloween, she said the Fed had received “witch’s brew of news.” “The downward trajectory of economic data,” Yellen went on, “has been hair-raising – with employment, consumer sentiment, spending and orders for capital goods, and homebuilding all contracting.” Market conditions had “taken a ghastly turn for the worse,” she said. “It is becoming abundantly clear that we are in the midst of a serious global meltdown.” Yellen had downgraded her economic outlook and was predicting a recession, with four straight quarters of declining growth. The recession was later determined to have begun in December 2007. It lasted until June 2009. The Fed’s moves failed to prevent colossal damage from the crisis. The U.S. economy sank into the worst recession since the 1930s. But Fed officials and many economists have argued that without the Fed’s aggressive actions, the Great Recession would have been more catastrophic, perhaps rivaling the Great Depression. Even as they grappled with a floundering financial system and an economy in freefall, Fed policymakers wondered how history would judge them.


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By PHILLIP ALDER Newspaper Enterprise Association

Aldous Huxley, an English author who died in 1963, said, “An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.” The truth in this deal is, I think, exciting, containing as it does a thrilling lie. What should happen in four hearts after West leads the diamond jack? When North passed, East opened with a weak two-bid, showing six good diamonds and some 6-10 high-card points. (In the second position, you should have a textbook hand for a pre-empt because your partner probably has a decent collection.) Then South bid what he hoped he could make. He knew he might miss a slam, but that was not likely, given partner’s initial pass. South seemed to have only three losers: one diamond and two clubs. But declarer also knew that West’s opening lead was a singleton. However, East did not. South, trying to hide the truth from East, made a thrilling lie when he smoothly dropped his diamond king under East’s ace. Now East, believing declarer’s card, shifted to his singleton spade. South won with his ace, drew two rounds

of trumps, cashed his other top spades, crossed to dummy with a heart, discarded a loser on the spade jack, and claimed. If South had played his low diamond at trick one, East would have given his partner a diamond ruff at trick two. (He ought to lead the nine, his middle card, because he does not know which suit he wants his partner to lead at trick three.) West will then cash the club ace, under which East will signal enthusiastically with his eight. Another club to the king would defeat the contract.

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ADMIN COORDINATOR Strong computer, org + communication skills. QuickBook exp a must. Construction Ind exp helpful. Email:


CDL DELIVERY DRIVER CDL Class B with air brake endorsement required. Overnight hours Sunday through Friday. Salaried position. Call 847-464-5458 for more details on application process.

Manufacturing Leading MFG of Packaging Machinery looking for a Fabrication Tech for tech center in Elgin. Bridgeport Machining (CNC a plus), lathe work, electrical wiring, some PLC programming. Full time position with benefits, immediate opening. E-mail resumes to: or mail to: Karville Development Group 2521 Technology Dr, Ste 214, Elgin IL. 60124 224-484-8273

Fax letter of interest with work history to 630-232-6712


Power Equipment Mechanic

South Elgin company has 3 part time positions to fill. Minimum of 2 days per week, same day return trip. Non-CDL Class C license required. Apply at: Clesen Brothers, 1050 Center Dr, South Elgin, IL or call 847-695-1500, ask for Dave or Erik

Mariani Landscape has an opening for an exp'd person with extensive knowledge of 2 and 4 stroke power equipment. Competitive wages and benefits. Email: Retail


Engineering MECHANICAL ENGINEER for dynamic, multi markets company. If you are an engineer seeking variety and can adapt to constantly changing projects in different markets then this will be a great and rewarding position for you. Send resume in confidence to SVI International, Inc., 155 Harvestore Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115 or email:

Start an exciting retail career with us. Pasquesi Home and Gardens is hosting a Job Fair. WHEN: Saturday, Feb 22, 10am - 3pm WHERE: 975 North Shore Dr, Lake Bluff On site interviews, various positions available. Questions: Call Fred 847-615-2700

Pre-School Teacher PT AM's only Needed in Crystal Lake. Must be DCFS Lead Teacher qualified. Please email resume and qualifications to:

RN – Part Time Needed for Barrington OB/Gyn Office. 24 hrs/wk. OB/Gyn experience preferred.

Contact Nancy: 847-382-4406

TREE CREWS NEEDED Clean Cut Tree Service, Grayslake



Florence Nursing Home is looking for

FT/PT RN's and LPN's and CNA's all shifts. We are a small charming skilled facility we want you to call home. Contact Kathi Miller at 815-568-8322 546 East Grant Highway Marengo, IL 60152

Healthcare Paradise Park Assisted Living & Memory Care is seeking exp'd




Carpentry skills preferred. Duties include working on Ladders, Roofs & Trapping. Please email resumes: or call 847-394-9800

to provide quality care in our community. Seeking all shifts. Starting pay $11.00 per hour.

Complete application at: 16 Lilac Ave, Fox Lake IL or email resume to:

LOOKING FOR Compassionate & Caring... !!!!!!!!!!!


Animal Care


Installation Technicians

Submit application and/or resume to: Henderson Products, Inc., Human Resources., 1085 S. 3rd St., P.O. Box 40, Manchester, IA 52057, or fax to 563-927-7041 or email to EOE - Pre-employment screenings required.

LEGAL SECRETARY Established CL law firm seeking full time experienced Legal Secretary. Email resume to:

We Are Partners for Life! Blessed with wonderfully supportive families and friends, we are financially secure, we value education and will love your baby unconditionally. We would be honored to stay connected with you. CALL SHERRIE & ANITA 1-888-270-5714 (at home) Visit us: http://www.

Fair Oaks Healthcare Center

Busy animal hospital in Cary looking for experienced, parttime kennel/tech asst. Weekends, holidays & some evenings required. Must be flexible. Please fax resume to 847-5168624, attn: Denise, or email

471 W. Terra Cotta Crystal Lake, IL No phone calls please

OPTICAL Seeking career oriented individual. Optical / pre-testing exp pref. Excellent compensation package. Barrington Eye Care Center Fax resume 847-381-5468

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MAILBOX & POST CARPET INSTALLED Repaired and Re-Stretched 815-219-2823

HANDYMAN Anything to do with Wood We can Fix or Replace Doors and Windows Sr. Disc. 815-943-4765

Lucy's Cleaning Service For Your Home, Office To Sparkle! ! Excellent Ref and Rates ! 224-522-1406

POLISH LADY will clean your Home/Office. FREE ESTIMATES. Great References. 224-858-4515


Contact the Better Business Bureau - or Federal Trade Commission

Earn up to $1000 A Month! Looking for Contractors to deliver newspapers early mornings 7 days per week. Routes now available in McHenry County. Please Call 815-526-4434

❤Ceremonies of the Heart❤ Rev Anne 847-431-4014 Weddings, Blessings, Memorials, Christenings


ISLAND LAKE 2 BEDROOM Quiet building. No pets. $825 + sec. 847-526-4435 Lake In The Hills / Prairie Point Condo's ~ 2BR, 2BA, D/W, W/D, 1 car garage, $1000/mo + sec. 815-861-4707 ~ 815-455-2521 Marengo Large 1 & 2 BR most utilities included $640 & UP Broker Owned 815-347-1712 Newly remodeled, large eat-inkitchen, $780/mo + garage & util. No Dogs, Agent Owned. 815-814-3348

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

Marengo: Lg 2 bdrm unit avail Immed. $750. All appl W/D, Dishwasher & micro furnished. Cent Air. No pets/no smoking. Sec dep, lease req. Tenant pays electric, cable. 224-858-7377

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

Immediate opening for motivated candidates with proven work ethic. Applicants should be reliable, self-directed and able to work well in a fast paced team environment. This position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to operate various types of machinery in a safe and efficient manner. Plastics / manufacturing background is a plus. Basic computer skills are a must. Good math skills required and ability to operate micrometer and tape measure. Forklift experience a plus for the Warehouse position. Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs., stand and walk for required shift. We offer competitive wages (including shift differential) and benefits; including Medical, Vision, Dental, Life insurance, matching 401(k) and more! Pre-employment physical and drug screen are required.


Email resume to: or apply in person at: Ex-Tech Plastics, Inc. 11413 Burlington Road, Richmond, IL 60071

CLADDAGH RING $250 REWARD LOST Gold claddagh ring lost in Crystal Lake on 2/18/14. Likely at Portillos or Tuesday Morning. Family heirloom from deceased mother, owned for decades. Please help. $250 reward. Call Katelyn 815-861-1987

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

Full Time ! ACI MIDWEST – IL ACI Midwest is seeking qualified applicants for full time manager positions to assist in the distribution of local newspapers in Kane and McHenry counties. Job Description Work directly with independent contractors to ensure the daily effective, efficient and timely delivery of newspapers and other related materials. Assist in delivering open/down routes in geographic area Ensure customer service goal is attained in accordance with company policies and procedures. Resolve service and interpersonal issues through personal contact with customers, carriers, and Distribution Center Associates. Recruit, screen, select, contract, advise and terminate contracts, when necessary, of independent contract carriers. Maintain responsibility for the opening and closing procedures and operations of the distribution center, route management, and the proper distribution of all newspapers, inserts and other related materials to the contract carriers. Analyze process and distribute carrier and district mail/reports. Prepare and submit department reports and paperwork in a timely manner using Microsoft Word / Excel programs. Ensure all routes are covered regardless of independent contract carrier issues or situations such as car problems, illness, weather, etc. Redeliver to customers newspapers, Vacation Pacs or any other items as required. Evaluate routes to determine rate and number of subscribers. Analyze, design and implement formation of routes on an ongoing basis. The objective being to meet service criteria in the most cost effective manner. Administer all single copy sales procedures. Report to work on time (1:00 AM) and as scheduled. Assist in the accomplishment of company objectives by performing other related duties as assigned. Required Skills Good working knowledge of Word, Excel and e-mail. Ability to use manual pallet jacks Ability to use office machines such as scanner, copier, calculator, computer and fax and various communication equipment. Ability to read and execute a route list. Demonstrate ability to read, write and speak English clearly, effectively and concisely with employees, customers, carriers, supervisors, managers and publisher. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Required Experience High school diploma or GED equivalent. Some college preferred but not required. Work experience that demonstrates competency in managing multiple priorities and includes delivery of newspapers. Must have reliable vehicle, proof of insurance and a valid driver's license. ACI Midwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit resume and work history to

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

CRYSTAL LAKE 3BR RANCH 1 bath, appliances, W/D,1.5 car garage, $1095/mo + security dep. Broker Lic. 815-354-4575

Crystal Lake Rent Or Rent With Option to Buy. Lovely 4BR, 2BA split-level, great area. LR, FR, DR, laundry room. New roof, furnace, fridge, windows, $1325/mo. Can be seen 2/15 & 2/16 10a-1p 815-337-6935

Garage, large yard. 815-494-5892

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

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

CRYSTAL LAKE, 2BD,1BA, nice kit. 1st flr of 2 flat, gar., W/D in basement,newly decorated, no pets, $925 + sec dep. 815-459-0908

McCullom Lake Cute 2BR, 1BA

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



Laundry on-site, no pets, Sect 8 OK, $690/mo + sec. 847-812-9830 Fox Lake Remod 1BR $750 & Garden Unit, $695. Util incl except elec + laundry & storage, no dogs. Agent Owned. 815-814-3348


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

McHenry 4BR, 2BA In Town extra large house, like new inside. $1045/mo. Broker Owned 815-344-1167

McHenry Patriot Estates & Prairie Lake Townhomes .

2BR Starting @ $1250.00 2 Car Garage, Pet Friendly Free Health Club Membership. 815-363-5919 or 815-363-0322

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

McHenry. 3BR, 2BA, tri level in Fox Ridge, fenced yrd, sidewalks, $1225/mo.+sec+utilities. 815-575-6919

Must See!

Spacious 2 bdrm Apts avail Underground parking, locked intercom access.


CALL TODAY! 815-943-6700

Starting As Low As $750 M-F: NOON-6pm Sat: By Appt

Located off Rt. 14 in Woodstock

Rents from: $805

RECRUIT LOCAL! Target your recruitment message close to home or reach our entire area. For more information, call 877-264-CLAS (2527) or email: helpwanted@

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:

815-759-1900 /

McHenry/Lakemoor 2BR

MOVE-IN SPECIAL Limited Time Only!

*Income Restricted Community*

Call for Rates Office Hours M-F 9:00-5:30 Call for an Appointment to See Your New Home Today! 815-337-9600


SILVERCREEK 1 & 2 Bedroom Rents Starting $735 ❍ ❍

CRYSTAL LAKE Shaw Media, publisher of the Northwest Herald, is seeking a full-time outside sales professional who can prospect, negotiate and has the ability to open new accounts as well as maintain, grow and serve existing accounts. As McHenry County's premier provider of print and digital news and information, we rely on ground-breaking and innovative thinking to connect our audiences and advertisers. Our rapidly expanding portfolio of publications and websites has created new opportunities for professionals who share our passion for serving our customers. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity to meet deadlines. This person will have experience creating and presenting client proposals as well as experience developing and maintaining client relationships. Our Multi-Media Account Executive must have the ability to strategically and creatively think in a fast-paced environment. Microsoft Office proficiency and a Bachelor's degree or relevant experience required. Must have a valid drivers license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance. If you thrive on change, love a good challenge and have media sales experience, bring your passion to Shaw Media and be part of an incredible transformation! Shaw Media offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates should send cover letter & resume to Visit to view all our career opportunities and apply now! Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. EOE.

Midwest LLC

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

Woodstock 2 Bedroom


WILLOW BROOKE Rents Starting at

$710 Studio, 1 & 2 Bedrooms FREE Pool & Fitness Center


Woodstock WINTER SPECIAL 2BR APTS Starting @ $730

Crystal Lake 1BR For Rent In Beautiful 4BR House, female only. House privileges, all utilities paid. Must see to appreciate, $450/ea. 815-404-3834

Woodstock 2400 square feet high ceilings, overhead door, $1050/mo., Broker Owned 815-347-1712

Crystal Lake 2, 3 or 4 Person

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


Northwest Classified Call 877-264-CLAS (2527)

Dated February 3, 2014 At Woodstock, Illinois. /s/ Katherine Keefe Circuit Clerk of Court Carl W. Gilmore ARDC#6225019 (Published in the Northwest Herald February 8, 15, 22, 2014. #A2651)


February 14, 2014. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe (Clerk of the Circuit Court) (Published in the Northwest Herald February 22, 2014. #A2719) Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation of discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD tollfree at 1-800-669-9777. The tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Autumnwood Apt. Elevator Building 815-334-9380

To: FRANK VINCENT FALCONE and ALL TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Take notice that a petition was filed in the Circuit Court of McHenry County, Illinois, for the adoption of a child named GINA SOPHIA FALCONE. Now, therefore, unless you, FRANK VINCENT FALCONE and ALL TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, file your answer to the Petition in the action or otherwise file your appearance therein, in the office of the Circuit Clerk of McHenry County, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, on or before the 7th day of March, 2014 a default may be entered against you at any time that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition.

Any unknown Fathers, and to All Whom It May Concern: Take notice that on February 10, 2014, a Delinquency petition was filed under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 by ASSISTANT STATE'S ATTORNEY, Malgorzata Tracz in the Circuit Court of The 22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County entitled 'In the Interest of P.R.F.G., a Minor', and that in the courtroom of Judge MAUREEN P. MCINTYRE, or any Judge sitting in her stead in Room 101 of the McHenry County Government Center, Woodstock, Illinois, on April 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as this cause may be heard, as adjudicatory hearing will be held upon the petition to have the Minor declared to be a ward of the court under that Act. THE COURT HAS AUTHORITY IN THIS PROCEEDING TO TAKE FROM YOU THE CUSTODY AND GUARDIANSHIP OF THE MINOR. 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 an order of judgment entered.

patio, heat, water, gas, garbage incl. Laundry avail. No pets. $780/mo + sec. 815-337-2803

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Spring Grove. Nottingham Woods 4BR, 3BA georgeous quad level with 2.5 att garage on 3/4 acre. Fireplace, vaulted ceilings. $1895.00 Long term lease. Land Management Properties 815-678-4771

Affordable Apts. Garage Included

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


1BA, W/D, fenced yard, dogs OK. $875/mo. 847-812-2405





Spacious 1, 2 & 3BR Apts

$600 OFF 1st MO RENT!


ADOPTION NOTICE Crystal Lake 2 bedroom, laundry, $925/month Broker Owned 815-347-1712

Harvard Area Country Home

CRYSTAL LAKE Large & Spacious 2BR


Distribution Center / Contract Manager

2Bed, 1&1.5 Bath, 2 car gar. Full basement. Patio. $1050 + sec.dep. 815-482-8080

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

No pets/smoking, $790/mo + security. 815-893-0059

HARVARD $700 Off Autumn Glen Luxury Apts. Certified HS Math Teacher with references. PreAlgebra to AP Calculus. And ACT Prep. John (815) 355-2294


Crystal Lake 4BR On Fox River


Quiet & clean building w/storage, laundry and parking, $800/mo. 847-401-3242 Algonquin: 1st flr, 1& 2BR, 2BA, some utilities incl., $690 & UP., Broker Owned 815-347-1712

1BR $750/mo & 2BR/$800 /mo Heat/water incl. NO PETS. Security Deposit Required. New Laundry. 630-270-7373 leave message.

Various Shifts (Over Time Required)

Handicap access, garages avail. Appl, W/D, patio/deck, prvt ent. $745 - $875. 815-482-8163




Find !t here!

PUBLIC NOTICE Men's Wedding Band found in McHenry Jewel Osco. Call for recovery 815-344-1408 Tom Faber

Granny nanny provides help with all your care available mornings. Lake in The Hills. Experience /Great references Cynthia 847-409-9876



Woodstock: 2, 3BR, main floor & lndry, $790 & up, Broker Owned 815-347-1712

CAREGIVER-Come & Go. Has certificate. 10 yrs. exp. Exc. ref. Some housekeeping and gardening too! Call Sal 1-224-241-0696

FT & Every other weekend day positions avail.


Henderson Truck Equipment of Gilberts, IL has openings for Installation Technicians. These positions require the installation of truck equipment and components to truck chassis. Candidates must have mechanical skills, technical skills, and working experience in mobile hydraulics, wiring & electrical, and welding. Certification in any/all of these areas is preferred. Mechanical aptitude, accuracy and attention to detail is highly important, as well as ability to work within bid spec requirements and timeframes. HS graduate with Associate's degree from vocational/trade school or equivalent work experience preferred.

Baby for 2 Devoted Parents-To-Be

Hardwood floors on second floor. One mile North of the Square. Includes appliances & and parking. $650/month plus security deposit Call for appointment 815-482-1560

IPHONE - LOST White IPhone S4 with cracked screen lost in snow South Street Woodstock. 815-451-1082

815-653-7095 ~ 815-341-7822

Health Care


Lost last week in January, 2013 in Wauconda. Could have lost at: Jewel or Thorton's. Please call if found! Broken Hearted! REWARD 815-322-6334


Needs experienced Tree Climbers, Bucket Operators, Grounds Men. CDL A MUST. Bilingual a Plus. Great Pay for Great Work. Apply in person @ 31064 N. IL Route 83 Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm

We are a manufacturer of steel & aluminum paint (coating) lines located at IL/WI border. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 10 yrs experience in the design of aluminum & steel coil coating lines & related equipment. Email resumes to: or Fax to: 815-678-7059


DRIVERS Hiring back-up drivers to deliver meals in all communities of McHenry County. Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 1:00 pm as needed. Use own vehicle to make deliveries. $9.25/hr + mileage reimbursement. Good driving history required.

Saturday, February 22, 2014 • Page E3

Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: Email: Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF Julian Hernandez, a Minor by Esmeralda Arevalo, Parent or Guardian, FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case Number 14 MR 74 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION (MINOR) Public notice is hereby give that on March 27th, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 204 of the McHenry County Government Center there will be a hearing on my Petition praying for the change of a minor's name from Julian Hernandez to that of Julian Arevalo pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statutes on Change of Names. Dated at Crystal Lake, McHenry Co., Illinois, February 10, 2014. /s/ Esmeralda Arevalo MICHELLE C. GEHRIS ARDC Number 06289558 Attorney for ESMERALDA AREVALO 970 MCHENRY AVENUE

EMAIL:, ONLINE: FAX: 815-477-8898


Page E4• Saturday, February 22, 2014 CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014 815-338-3838 (Published in the Northwest Herald February 22, March 1, 8, 2014. #A2722)


date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court (Published in the Northwest Herald February 15, 22, March 1, 2014. #A2689)

CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of: LORETTA E SCHNEIDER of: FOX RIVER GROVE, IL Letters of office were issued on: 2/3/2014 to: Representative: WARREN F SCHNEIDER 565 W PARKVIEW ALGONQUIN, IL 60102 whose attorney is: WAGNER & WAGNER 960 ROUTE 22 – SUITE 210 PO BOX 23 FOX RIVER GROVE, IL 60021


gi ERIC G SWANSON of: MCHENRY, IL Letters of office were issued on: 2/3/2014 to: Representative: LINDA SWANSON 2407 N LONG LN MC HENRY, IL 60051 whose attorney is: MILITELLO & STRUCK 820 E TERRA COTTA AVENUE SUITE 116 CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014 Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court

Case No. 14PR000014 CLAIM NOTICE

Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the

Notice is given of the death of:

(Published in the Northwest Herald February 8, 15, 22, 2014. #A2652)


PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY McHenry County Housing Authority has received funding through the HOME Program administered by the County of McHenry for the Single Family Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program to assist low income home owners of Wonder Lake to repair their homes. Through this program, 0% interest loans up to $48,000.00 are available to address property standards deficiencies and building code issues. These loans are repayable upon sale of the property, transfer of title or if it ceases to be your primary residence. To be eligible for this program, you must own and reside in your home and have a household income no more than 50% of the area median income. The total of all existing mortgages and liens cannot exceed 80% of your home's fair cash value as determined on your tax bill. This program will be administered on a first come, first served basis until all designated funding is allotted to eligible home owners. For more detailed information and a Pre-application Package contact McHenry County Housing Authority by phone, 815-3387752, via e-mail misitoro@, or in person at 1108 N. Seminary, Woodstock Illinois 60098. Additional information can be found at


(Published in the Northwest Herald February 22, 23, 24, 2014. #A2740)

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the McHenry County Conservation District, in the County of McHenry, State of Illinois, shall within or before the first quarter of each year, adopt a combined annual budget and appropriation ordinance; and WHEREAS, the District's combined annual budget and appropriation ordinance shall also be adopted by resolution of the McHenry County Board; and WHEREAS, the District's budget shall contain a statement of the cash on hand at the beginning of the fiscal year, an estimate of the cash expected to be received during the fiscal year from all sources, an estimate of the expenditures contemplated for the fiscal year, and a statement of the estimated cash expected to be on hand at the end of the fiscal year; and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the McHenry County Conservation District, has caused this Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance to be prepared in tentative form; and WHEREAS, it is the intention of said Board of Trustees that the Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance be made available for public inspection at the Conservation District Headquarters, located at 18410 U.S. Highway 14, in Woodstock, Illinois, for at least thirty (30) days prior to the public hearing which will be held on The District's Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance; and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has scheduled a public hearing to be held on the Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance at 6:00 P.M. in the Brookdale Administrative Offices at 18410 US Highway 14 in Woodstock, Illinois, on April 3, 2014; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Trustees of the McHenry County Conservation District, in the County of McHenry, State of Illinois, that the following Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance containing a statement of the estimated cash on hand at the beginning of the fiscal year, an estimate of cash expected to be received during such fiscal year from all sources, an estimate of the expenses contemplated for such fiscal year, and an estimate of cash expected to be on hand at the end of the fiscal year, be and the same is hereby adopted as a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance to be made available for convenient public inspection at the Conservation District Headquarters, located at 18410 U.S. Highway 14, in Woodstock, Illinois, as of the 20th day of February, 2014, and that a public hearing be held on the District's Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance at Brookdale Administrative Offices at 18410 US Highway 14 in Woodstock, Illinois at 6:00 P.M. on the 3rd day of April, 2014. An Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the McHenry County Conservation District for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be adopted by the Board of Trustees for the McHenry County Conservation District at its regular meeting on the 17th Day of April, 2014.


Estimated Cash on Hand at the Start of the Fiscal Year For the Fiscal Year Beginning April 1, 2014 and Ending March 31, 2015 General Beginning Cash $4,708,137

Dedicated Accounts $1,265,703

Debt Service $830,000

Capital Improvement $3,857,577

Natural Restoration $1,104,779

Insurance $151,316

Estimated Cash to be Received During the Fiscal Year For the Fiscal Year Beginning April 1, 2014 and Ending March 31, 2015 General Taxes 7,446,648 Interest Income 22,093 Property Leases 1,091,489 Grants 0 Program Fees 100,213 Permanent Transfer 0 Other Income 29,500 Permanent Transfer 0 Total Receipts $8,689,943

Dedicated Debt Accounts Service 0 12,291,604 125 1,985 0 0 788,200 0 0 0 0 0 350,000 0 250,000 0 $1,388,325 $12,293,589

Capital Improvement 0 14,630 0 0 0 0 0 0 $14,630

Natural Restoration 0 335 20,000 47,300 2,400 0 1,009 0 $71,044

Insurance 249,569 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $249,569

Estimated Expenditures Constituting the Annual Budget and Appropriation For the Fiscal Year Beginning April 1, 2014 and Ending March 31, 2015 General Fund Wages & Benefits Contractuals & Commodities Capital Outlays Total General Fund Expenditures

6,459,239 2,370,918 279,455 $9,109,612

Dedicated Accounts- Capital Fund Wages & Benefits Contractuals & Commodities Site, Trail & Facility Improvements Land Acquisitions Permanent Transfer Out Total Dedicated Accounts Fund Expenditures

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE PLAN COMMISSION OF THE VILLAGE OF HUNTLEY IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF Robert Peck 11540 Smith Drive Huntley, IL 60142 And Chicago Title Land Trust Company CTLTC HTB 114031 10 S. LaSalle Street Suite 2750 Chicago, IL 60603-1108

Notice is hereby given in compliance with the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Huntley, Illinois, that a public hearing will be held before the Plan Commission of the Village of Huntley upon the application of Robert Peck and Chicago Title Land Trust Company, CTLTC HTB 114031 relating to the real estate commonly known as 11917 Smith Drive Unit A, Huntley, IL 60142; PIN: 18-33-451009. This application is filed for the purpose of requesting a Special Use Permit for Retail Sales in the “M” Manufacturing District, and any other variations which may be identified through the development review process in accordance with the application submitted to, and which is on file with, the Village of Huntley. The public hearing to consider the request will take place before a meeting of the Village of Huntley Plan Commission on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm, at the Village Board Room, 10987 East Main Street, Huntley, IL, 60142, at which time and place any person determining to be heard may be present. The public hearing may be continued or adjourned to a new date, time, and place in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act. /s/ Thomas Kibort Chairman Plan Commission (Published in the Northwest Herald February 22, 2014. #A2736)

139,000 275,000 2,002,672 $2,416,672


Natural Resources Management Fund Wages & Benefits Contractuals & Commodities Capital Outlays Total Natural Resources Fund Expenditures

Storm Water Management for the Carpentersville Middle School Campus.

170,822 50,030 361,218 $582,070

Capital Improvement Plan Fund Wages & Benefits Contractuals & Commodities Capital Outlays Total Capital Improvement Plan Fund Expenditures Insurance Fund Property & General Liability Insurance Unemployment & Worker's Compensation Other Loss Control Initiatives Capital Outlays Total Insurance Fund Expend Total Budget & Appropriation All Funds

The Board of Education of Community Unit School District No. 300 is accepting sealed bids for:

5,940,000 6,351,604 1,600 250,000 $12,543,204

Payment of Prevailing Wages is Required. Sealed bids will be accepted until 11:30AM CT, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the District 300 Admin. Building, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

400,000 $400,000

Community Unit School District #300 Diane C. White 300 Cleveland Avenue Carpentersville, IL 60110 847-551-8460

Estimated Cash on Hand at the End of the Fiscal Year For the Fiscal Year Beginning April 1, 2014 and Ending March 31, 2015 General $4,288,468

Ending Cash

Dedicated Accounts $237,356


Debt Capital Service Improvement $580,385 $3,472,207

Natural Restoration $593,753

Insurance $141,012


Proposal specifications will be available on Monday, February 24, 2014 after 4:00PM. To obtain proposal specifications, please contact Bruce Batt at 847-551-8369. (Published in the Northwest Herald February 22, 2014. #A2734)

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CERTIFICATION I, Bona Heinsohn, do hereby certify that I am the duly qualified, authorized, and acting Secretary of the McHenry County Conservation District, of the State and County aforesaid, and that, as such acting Secretary, I am the keeper of records, minutes, and files of said McHenry County Conservation District. I do further certify that Ordinance 14-877, attached hereto, is a true and correct copy of said Ordinance, duly passed an approved at the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of said McHenry County Conservation District on the 20th of February, 2014, by the affirmative vote of all Trustees present. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of February, 2014. McHENRY COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT (CORPORATE SEAL)

(Published in the Northwest Herald February 22, 2014. #A2735)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on FEBRUARY 19, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as EQUI-MOTION FARRIER SERVICE located at 9788 DALTON DR HUNTLEY IL 60142 Dated FEBRUARY 19, 2014

By: /s/ BONA HEINSOHN, SECRETARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES (Published in the Northwest Herald February 22, 2014. #A2715)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Board of Education of Community Unit School District No. 300 is accepting sealed proposals for: Wetlands Management Services - RFP Sealed proposals will be accepted until 11:00 AM CT, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Administration Center, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. Proposal specifications will be available on Monday, February 24, 2014 after 3:00PM. To obtain specifications, please contact Bruce Batt at 847-551-8369 or via email at

1994 Olds 88 Royale 74K original miles, new tires, moon roof, few available in this condition $3,400 815-482-4400

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2004 Toyota Prius, black 144k miles, all power, great MPG, well maintained, $7900 847-833-7326

National 1st Prize $10,000 Local Prize $500.00

2003 Infiniti QX4 $10200 low miles 78000 fully loaded Gold w tan interior one owner. 630-251-3998

(Published in the Northwest Herald February 22, March 1, 8, 2014. #A2726)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on FEBRUARY 7, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as KING'S DAUGHTER PUBLISHING

2007 NISSAN FRONTIER king cab V6 4x4, air, cruise, 73K mi., $14,900 262-248-6324

Pontiac Grand AM Chrome Rims

17” with tires, great shape! $400/obo. 847-409-5446

SNOW TIRES Mercedes SUV, 4 Dunlop winter sport, 255/60R17 mounted on AMG type rims. $400/all. pics available 847-226-7882 Tailgate – Complete, New, From 2011 Chevy Silverado, Blue $350. 847-639-8076


located at 220 BEACH DRIVE ALGONQUIN IL 60102 Dated FEBRUARY 7, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz County Clerk (Published in the Northwest Herald February 8, 15, 22, 2014. #A2660)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on FEBRUARY 20, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as LD ENTERPRISE located at 300 JANDUS RD. #109, CARY, IL 60013 Dated FEBRUARY 20, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz County Clerk (Published in the Northwest Herald February 22, March 1, 8, 2014. #A2727)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on FEBRUARY 19, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as TELL ME A STORY CHILD CARE


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located at 471 WEST JACKSON STREET, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 Dated FEBRUARY 19, 2014


/s/ Katherine C. Schultz County Clerk


(Published in the Northwest Herald February 22, March 1, 8, 2014. #A2732)

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Qualifications for Entry into Contest Have to live in or go to McHenry County High School

Student Age 14 - 18 Deadline April 1, 2014

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Good bike jackets, $100/obo. Winter Gloves, $10. 847-409-5446 PROM DRESSES long & short, various sizes & colors. Priced $150 & Under. Ph: 815-648-2382 PURSES mostly by Relic. Some wallets & a black leather fanny pack. Very good condition. $1 - $10. Beth 815-344-9894 Sweaters, hoodies, long-sleeved shirts & black dress jacket (10R) for boys/young men. Sizes 7/8 - 14/16. Brand names. Great condition! .75 - $5. 815-344-9894 Thomas Jewelry Cabinet 35” Tall, Oak Finish, Divider Tray, 3 Drawers, 2 Doors for Necklaces Nice! $25. 815-363-0124

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4 600' rolls of 6MM Equirope electric fencing, $125/all. 815-260-5361 Handy Chopper Plus by Black & Decker. $15. 815-344-9894 Beth Maytag Neptune gas dryer with wrinkle free setting. Works great. $99 815-455-6954

ANTIQUE OAK CHAIR - 36" H at back & seat x 16-1/2"W. 2 curved accent braces. Chair is in excellent condition & very sturdy. $50. 815-236-1747 Blown Glass Collection - 25 pieces of Small, Medium & Large, A Must See! Retails $300-$400, Asking $100 for all. 224-587-5091 CHAIR - Antique Child's Red Wooden Chair 24-1/2" high at back. $28. McHenry. 815-236-1747 FIGURINES Hummel - Chick Girl TMK3 Sty Bee - $160; Father TMK3 $220 OBO. 815-385-1158


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Plates/Star Trek $25/ea and must see to appreciate. 815-793-0692 Santa Claus Figurines Handmade 5' tall, Cedar $40 each or 2 for $70. Free Snowman Figurine w/ purchase. 815-459-9076 evenings Solid Walnut Headboard/ Footboard for Full Size Bed. Really unique $150 815-568-7505 VANITY Beautiful antique pine vanity w/ attached mirror & center drawer. Brought from England by the dealer, 37-1/4"W, 20"D & 29-1/2" to top of vanity. Mirror 22-3/8"W by 35-3/8"H. Center drawer has metal pull. Legs & side mirror supports have charming decorative sculptured detail. $400. 815-236-1747


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Washer & electric dryer Kenmore, good condition $200. 815-900-1807

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Race Car Bed – Little Tykes, Blue, Crib Sized Mattress Included, Great Condition $48. 815-236-0463

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MIXING BOWLS - 3 matching: "Hall's Superior Quality Kitchenware - Eureka Homewood Pattern". Lg 8 5/8", Med 7 3/8", Sm 6 1/8" $39. McHenry. 815-236-1747

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Marx Marcines Electric Train, Includes Engine, Coal Car, 4 Other Cars, Tracks & Transformer - $275 815-344-1154 after 9am

Ornate, will email pictures, $75/obo. 630-772-9480

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/s/ Katherine C. Schultz County Clerk

Any questions regarding this bid must be directed to: 107,648 147,625 4,600 $259,873 $25,311,431

HIGH CHAIR - Antique Pine, Child's. 39" H x 17" W w/ removable metal tray. Tray arm lifts. $115. McHenry 815-236-1747 Instructograph Morris Code machine with tapes and speaker Circa 1947 excellent condition $150 815-578-0212

Direct any questions to Diane C. White, Purchasing Manager, (847) 551-8460.


NOTICE TO BIDDERS Debt Service Funds Principal Payments Interest Payments Servicing Expenses Permanent Transfer Total Debt Service Funds Expenditures

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

Schwinn Mo-Ab 26” $250/OBO


Scott 26” $200/OBO


Trek 400 26” $200/OBO


Cary/Windridge Memorial Park 2 cemetery plots with vault and excavation. Value, $6000, asking $3500. 847-587-7035

CAKE PLATE AND COVER - Vintage Retro Polished Chrome Square Cake Carrier with locking lid, fantastic condition. Top locks onto serving tray with two push tabs. $35. 815 477-9023

Calculator: graphic, TI85, great condition paid $125, selling for $38 815-477-7916

Cassette Deck Nakamichi lx5. 3 tape heads, mint condition, rarley used $395

815-578-0212 CRT TV Wall Mount w/component Mount up to 20" across. (Beige / white). No scratches! Internet price $55. Mine $15. 815-344-9894

HP Officejet 6500A Plus

All-in-One Printer, Brand new, in box, 1 new black cartridge (all unopened), Print, fax, copy, scan, wireless printer, $120. 815-347-0133

PS2 9 games, 2 Controllers 1 memory card, $100. 815-382-3952 Sony Trinitron 24" TV with remote. $25. 815-459-1378 Stereo System Includes Turntable, CD player, Cassette player & Equalizer, All in Cabinet - $110 OBO. 815-455-0971 TV - Zenith 36" TV. Works great! $65. Call 847-401-4300 TV – HD Samsung 22” LED 1080p Like new, great for office or spare room $125 815-728-0155 TVs - Samsung & Toshiba. Good condition. $75 815-608-3889 TVs - Samsung and Toshiba in good cond. $40. 815-608-3889

Aqua strider belt, used for deep water workout/jogging $20 815-337-0612

BODY WORKOUT Weslo Air Strider, Upper & Lower Body Workout, $35/obo. 815-337-0612 Cardio Glide Exercise Machine In great shape, Has adjustable resistance & working display. Can text pictures - $40 815-219-0399 after 4pm Treadmill – Nordic Track EXP2000, Like New w/very low use. Great addition to any home gym $375. 815-276-2551

Heavy duty hay spear for front end loader tractor $90. 815-568-7505

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Bombay Table Pedestal, 24 round, 26 high $50. 847-515-3986 Bookcase – Oak Cabinet w/ 4 Glass Doors 12”D x 29”W x 15'H, Excellent Condition, 2 Available $50 each. 815-385-1432 3p-7p


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2 year old male Miniature Pinscher mix He was found as a stray and ended up at a kill shelter. This little guy loves attention and is full of energy and fun.


3 year old female Black & White DLH She was relinquished with other cats, kittens and dogs when her guardian had to go in a nursing home. Sweet, petite girl looking for love.


Helping Paws Animal Shelter 2500 HARDING LANE, WOODSTOCK, 60098

7 year old male Long Haired Dachshund mix This 14 pound boy was relinquished when his guardian was moving. Friendly guy with black and brown long hair. No adoption fee to an approved Senior.

Female - 6 Months Terrier Mix - Small Loves people and dogs. Meet Duncan this Saturday at the Crystal Lake Petsmart from 11am to 1 pm near the adoption center.


female -Terrier Mix 6 months Will be under 20 lbs Spay, up to date on shots, and micro chipped. Just passed Puppy Class and loves to learn.



2Year old Male Puggle Relinquished because his family was moving. Friendly, good natured and playfull. Halo loves toys and to play fetch.Great family dog.


13 year old Female Dilute Tortie Baby’s adoption fee has been paid. Her mate was already adopted after they had to be relinquished. This sweet girl needs a home to call her own.


2Year old Female Long hair black and white Coco’s adoption fee has been paid. She loves to be cuddled on her terms. She would probably rather be an only pet.

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Ages 1 yr – 3 yr, males and females, $300 adoption fee Our rescue has been asked to help find homes for these purebred Ragdoll cats. All are spayed/neutered. More pictures on our website under adoptable pets.


4 month old puppy Shep/Lab/Mastiff Kate is the last puppy of her litter and she is wondering where her forever family is! Please come and meet her – be prepared to fall in love!

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6 year old Puggle Cute as can be! she acts like a puppy and gets along well with other dogs! She will be at the Pampered Pet adoption event on Saturday.2/22


one year old min pin mix Ranger would love a home where he can run and play. He is full of life and loves to cuddle.


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Domestic Short Hair/ Black –Young Come meet Cupid and some of his friends at the McHenry Petco from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Labrador Retreiver Mix -Young Cooper was transported by Pets in Need from a shelter in Tennessee due to overcrowding . He is a very gentle soul and a quiet boy.He is very sweet and needs a new family and a best friend.

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Male - Miniature Pincher - 8 months Will be under 15lbs Neutered, up to date on shots, and micro chipped. Knows how to sit, down, watch me and wait.

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Orange and white female Sheepy is between 1-2 yrs old a spayed orange tabby with white female cat. Shy but sweet and playful. See Sheepy Sat. 2-22 at the Algonquin Petsmart from 11 til 2.


5yr old dilute Calico Petunia is a sweet, petite, outgoing and affectionate spayed female cat. Does not like dogs. See Petunia at the McHenry Petco.


3yr old swirl Tabby Paco is a neutered gorgeous swirl tabby. Affectionate lap boy. See Paco at the Algonquin Petsmart.

Animal Outreach Society

815-385-0005 Black RUBY & ROCCO Female and Male

Kitten Ruby and Rocco are loving 5 month siblings. They were orphaned as newborns and bottle fed so they are very social.

KITTY KLAUS Orange and White

Male Adult Kitty Klaus is a wonderful cat who purrs and kneads whenever someone pets him. He is about 10 years old.

A.S.A.P., Marengo 815-568-2921


See our cats daily at the Petsmarts in McHenry and Algonquin

Calico Female Adult Tiffany is an affectionate cat who loves to have her chin rubbed. She is about 12 years old and has a stunning long calico coat.

Visit us at the Huntley Expo Saturday from10-4 and Sunday 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 - Your life will improve this year if you follow your intuition. Your ideas may seem outlandish to some, but your commitment and insights will win them over. Influential people will take note of your attributes, and you will meet someone who can help advance your career. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Consider your current position. Keep up to date with job opportunities through social media or newspapers. Carefully review your qualifications and update your resume to suit the job market. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Fix things you’ve been putting off. By freeing your time, you’ll be able to take on a project that interests you and could increase your earning potential. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don’t get involved in any new ventures. Stay close to home and nurture personal relationships. Elderly relatives would enjoy hearing from you. Your concern will be appreciated and could bring rewards. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You need a change of scenery. Don’t feel that it’s necessary to embark on a major excursion. Instead, make positive changes to your surroundings to add to your entertainment or sense of security. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You will be given extra assignments. Rather than get upset, make the commitment to do the best job possible, and keep your complaints to yourself. Your professionalism will pay off. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your generous nature is upsetting your budget. You cannot buy love, so stop paying for everything and everyone. Chances are someone has ulterior motives and is taking advantage of you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Someone you deal with is not living up to a promise. An angry confrontation will only make matters worse. Do your best to find a diplomatic way of resolving the situation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Your mind is brimming with innovative ideas. Share your plans with close friends. You will accomplish a lot if everyone directs his or her energies to the same goal. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Keep your cash in your pocket. Don’t let others involve you in unfamiliar causes. There are lots of unscrupulous people trying to convince you to part with your money. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You will meet with people who have different beliefs and values. Respect their opinions, and don’t try to change their views. An open mind will also help you gain freedom. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Consider and reflect upon a personal situation. Someone with whom you have dealings may feel you have been too demanding. You need to decide whether to back away or repair the damage. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Your intuitive and thoughtful nature will result in an interesting and rewarding friendship. While this is a positive development, don’t divulge too much private information too quickly.


















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33 GALLON TRASH OR GARBAGE CAN WITH COVER AND LINERS (TRASH BAGS). $55 total: $10 for can, $45 for case of 225 industrial strength clear trash bags. Located at 201 Ratzlaff Street in Harvard, IL. Text or Call for appt to come check them out: Katy 815-409-9261

Bench Glider Swing - 3 person wide, green metal frame w/ mesh bench complete w/ new full width cushion, $89. 815-236-1747


10HP B&S, 5HP B&S, $25/ea. 815-260-5361 FLOWER CART - Chippy green vintage 3 tier flower cart, bits of white paint peeking though, years of rusty goodness throughout. $150. 815 477-9023

HAY FOR SALE, Alfalfa - orchard grass, small squares, no-rain straw, small squares. 815-979-0654


42â&#x20AC;? round table, 3 chairs and 12â&#x20AC;? leaf. Good condition, $100. 847-639-3034 LA-Z-BOY ROCKER RECLINERS 2- Emerald Green Suede fabric $250/pair 815-568-8091 Lane Rocker/Recliner Like New, Rarely Used, Burgundy Leather - $125 OBO 815-385-5618 evenings

LIVING ROOM SET Sofa and love seat in dark brown faux leather, love seat barely used, good condition! $125/obo. 815-479-1345 Maple Dresser Set - 4 Drawer & 3 Drawer w/ Top Hutch, Well Made, Can send pics. Call or Text 815-219-0399 after 4pm

1 TON COFFING HOIST TROLLEY For a 5â&#x20AC;? beam, $25.

Antique Tool & Die Maker Tool Box, full of stuff, $65. 815-260-5361 Bench Grinder: 6 inch Delta Bench Grinder $40 708-363-2004 Hydraulic Lift Table, 2000 LB, manual foot, Lexco Brand.Top 20" x 30". Lowered Height 24", Raised Height 39 3/4". $250 OBO. 815-276-8213

Sleep Number King size bed frame and foundation. Mattress is not included. $50. 815-347-0133


Great condition, paid $1200 from Carson's, now $350. (2) Zebra Lamps, 19â&#x20AC;?, $10/ea. (2) Zebra Chairs, $25/both. 815-404-8173 Table & Chairs 5 Piece Set, Includes 40â&#x20AC;? x 40â&#x20AC;? Glass Top w/ Black Iron Legs & 4 Matching Iron Chairs w/Custom Fabric. Great Condition, Only 2 yrs. old, Must See! Paid $500, Asking $199 847-426-7106


SAT, MARCH 15 9AM - 1PM Sponsored by Paws & Hooves 4-H Club for Improvements to McHenry County Horse Arena McHenry County Fairgrounds Building D, Rt. 47 & Country Club Rd. Woodstock, IL

Disposable Absorbent Pads

For beds, 30â&#x20AC;?x36â&#x20AC;?, 100 for $40. 815-578-0212 Walker - $20 - Set of Crutches - $15; or $20 for both 815-245-8530

Discovery Channel's Info Globe Digital Caller ID. Excellent Condition. $40. 815-344-9894 FRAME - Wooden "baseball glove" supported by wooden "baseball bat". 9"H x 11"W. Picture opening 3-1/2"H x 2-3/4" W. Great condition. $5. 815-344-9894 Garden Tea Party Set â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20 Pieces Bunny Rabbit, Includes Teapot, Cups, Saucers, Creamer & Sugar Bowl, etc. Great for Easter $25. 815-459-3395

RECRUIT LOCAL! Target your recruitment message close to home or reach our entire area. For more information, call 877-264-CLAS (2527) or email: helpwanted@

Pomeranian Puppies for sale, papers, wormed, well vet checked, white & cute $450 815-236-9214

Antique and Modern Guns Old Lever Actions, Winchesters, Marlins, Savages, etc. Old Pistols and Revolvers. Cash for Collection. FFL License a815-338-4731 Antiques, Military, Vintage Toys Old Paper Items, Autographs, Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia & Electronics 815-354-6169

BUYING OLD & UNUSUAL Toys, Comics, Robots, Radios, Books & Posters. 815-351-4387

Lionel & American Flyer Trains 815-353-7668020114 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

Natural Gas heater - Glo Warm, 6000 btu, wall mount, like new, $25. 815-482-8399 Office Desk, gray, 30 x 60, 5 drawer office desk. $35. 815-382-9583

PUNCH BOWL SET With ladle and 12 cups, still in box, never used, $30. 815-477-2772 4 Sale *Too Much To List* Lot Tom 815-236-4427

Ridgid Sump Pump 1/3 HP, Model 330D, new, in box, $110/obo. 847-366-7305


Portable, metal, 90 degree turning radius and swivel seat, $80. 708-363-2004 Sunbeam mixmaster, white, heritage series, 12 speeds, only used once, $95 815-385-4353 TABLE - Round fold and roll table, very easy to transport and store. Perfect for anyone who needs a mobile table, white top, black base, high quality, heavy and sturdy. Measures 27â&#x20AC;? diameter, and 29â&#x20AC;? high. $65. 815 477-9023

Tablet - Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, 8GB, brand new, still in package, $75/Cash 847-639-8572 TOBAGGAN - Adirondack sled 8' of fun for the whole family to use or decor! Excellent. $225. 815-477-9023

Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up?

SATIN 3 year old female Black DSH I believe a pinky swear should be legally binding, a long hot bath cures anything and the best way to celebrate a sunny day is to smile. 815-338-4400

CAMERA - Minolta Camera Freedom Family Zoom w/case & Hi-Matic AF2-M w/ case. Good Condition! $10 ea. Beth 815-344-9894

WICKER CHAIRS - Vintage garden appeal, hand painted lime green, sturdy construction, durable, classic, very cute cottage chic! $195. 815-477-9023

Craftsman Snow Thrower 28â&#x20AC;?, 2 Stage, Electric Start, 4 Cycle Briggs 11.50 Hp Engine, 6 Speeds, Forward 2 Reverse Pd. $879, Asking $400 firm 815-455-4369

2 -tip ups 2 -jigging poles and a 5 gallon bucket to haul your gear and use as a seat for ice fishing $25 email: Baseball Bat by DeMarini. Black Coyote. $10. Beth 815-344-9894 Bass Pro Shop BP2 Ice Fishing Shelter 2 person, pop-up design on sled, tow by hand or ATV. Excellent Condition $175 obo. 815-236-4337 8am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8pm. Chicago Bears Leather Pro Player lined coat. Dark blue. Size XL. $100. Call Beth 815-344-9894. CLEATS - Nike Ladanian Tomlinson Shark Football Cleats Size 7. Good Cond. $10. Beth 815-344-9894 Complete Shimano Drivetrain Front/Rear Derailer, Brake, 9 Speed Shifters, Gears & Cranks - $100 847-637-4947 Cross Country Skis with Poles Fischer Kronenschliff Crown like new $75. 847-322-9588 Racquetball Racquet by Wilson. Great Condition! $5. Beth 815-344-9894

Weather Vane, metal 5' H x 19â&#x20AC;?W reproduction $45 815-578-0212

SKIS ~ (2) SETS With bag, 1pair of poles & boots. Size 10 & 10.5 $60. 224-523-1569


Soccer Training Net - a hand held net for self practice only. Great condition! $15, web on sale $98! Great deal! Beth 815-344-9894

Boss TM7, in excellent condition. Allows you to play with other music, $30. 815-354-2462


SAT & SUN FEB 22 & 23 9AM - 4PM #'s at 8:00

DEL WEBB 13303 Stonebridge Lane Sub does not allow directional signage, please bring GPS or MAP Antiques, Tools, Lots of Jewelry, MCM Plycraft Lounge Chair, LA-Z-BOY Rocker/Recliners, Art & LOTS, LOTS MORE!!

FRI, SAT, SUN, MON FEB 21, 22, 23, 24 10AM - 4PM

Closeout Sale FRI, SAT, SUN 9-5

Mechanics tools, many tool chests, Body Shop tools, Beige circular sectional, 5 piece oak entertainment center, Weber grill, wedding cake pool stairs, metal picnic tables, garden cart, small 3x5' plastic shed, Corele dishes, new 8 quart pressure cooker, Racoon fox jacket

164 N. Main St.

& LOTS, LOTS MORE!! Get the job you want at

SAT, FEB 22 8AM-NOON St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

1023 S. McHenry Ave.

BUSINESS CLOSING Craft Supplies, Jewelry Findings

Find gently used Spring & Summer children's clothes (newborn to 16), toys & equip incl: infant supplies, strollers, beds, bikes & MORE! $1 Admission or a food item to benefit the local Food Pantries Info at or Facebook page at Mothers & More of McHenry Co. No Strollers or Wagons on the sales floor, please



OPEN HOUSES Watch for the Northwest Classified Open House Directory every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Include your listing by calling 877-264-CLAS (2527) or email:

Sat & Sun 10-2

883 Barlina Furniture, appliances, household items. TOO MUCH TO LIST!!

EVERYTHING MUST GO! CASH ONLY- BRING A TRUCK! Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Cash & Credit Card ONLY (CC over $25)

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Sat. and Sun. Feb. 21 -22 9am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm 812 Wiltshire #3 Come in and shop in warmth. Nice furniture collectibles and household items. Check out complete list and pictures at Have a photo you'd like to share? Upload it to our online photo album at

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Erector Master Builder Set. 570+ Parts. Special Edition. Still in sealed box. $49. 815-455-8089

Lionel # 364 Lumber Loader

With #3461 automatic lumber car. In original boxes, $95. 815-338-1519

Lionel 027 Gauge Freight Train Set with steam locomotive with smoke and whistle incl track and transformer, $150. 815-338-1519

Lionel 3656 Operating Cattle Car and Corral, in original boxes, $60. 815-338-1519

Step 2 Kitchen

Like new cond. White, comes with food and all accessories, battery operated, one owner, $99/obo. 815-477-8485

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BRITTANY SPANIEL PUPPIES Brittany Pups, AKC, 7 weeks, White & Orange, shots & wormed, top field lines in the nation Males $400, Females $450. Call 815-701-8740

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

Great Bargains on Kids Stuff!

American Girl Dolls: Emily, Lanie, Marie-Grace. 23 Sets of Clothes. 3 Books. 5 Accessories. 2 Dogs. Crystal Lake 815-455-9732. $350

BEANY 3 year old male Lab mix I need to remind myself each week that every one of us wants to be a better person and live a more meaningful life. 815-338-4400



Horse Drawn Sleigh Single, Needs Minor Work $400. 815-943-6937 Johnson Antique Outboard Motor 5-1/2 horse, fresh tune up $395. 815-569-2277

HUNTLEY is McHenry County Sports

TRIPOD - Quest Video Camera Tripod. Very Good Condition. $10. Beth 815-344-9894


MIRROR - Wall mounted black chalkboard/ mirror. 19"H x 15"W, inside mirror is 9"H x 9"W. Comes with chalk & mini eraser. $5. 815-344-9894 SCHOOL SUPPLIES - assorted notebooks, binders, folders, mathematical tools, stickers, etc. Up to $5. Call Beth 815-344-9894


FISH TANKS Large, 30, 45, 55, 100 gallon plus accessories, $300. 815-338-5064

Matching Pair of Table Lamps w/ New Shades - $6 815-385-4400

Mirror - Entry Hall

Pet Stroller

+ Other Pet Supplies, $40.

Camera: Sony Cyber-shot 3.2 mega pixel camera. Works! Great condition. $50. Beth 815-344-9894

Lamp - Revolving, tabletop, w/ pictures of dolphins. Very good condition! $4. Call Beth 815-344-9894.

gold plated Beveled 66â&#x20AC;?x 26â&#x20AC;?. $90. 815-385-4353

DOG KENNEL - black wire, 30" x 48" x 33"H, like new. $60, 815-482-8399 ICCF Cane Corso Puppies Raised in loving family home 815-304-9165 starting at $1,000

Encyclopedia Sets $25 Blender/Smoothie,brand new, still in plastic, $25. 815-337-0612

* $395 Complete *

Candles / candle holders & vases. Varied & in great condition. See picture at .50 - $4. Beth 815-344-9894

Medium Petco, excellent condition for medium size dog, $50/Medium $25/Small 815-477-8485


(1.) 55 gallon rectangular with wrought iron stand, (2.) 55 gallon bullnose tank with black wood stand with doors & shelves + filters and light, both for $150. 815-382-9583

Only rental proceeds are donatedYou keep the rest

BAR STOOLS - Set of 3 durable hardwood w/ larger seating area than your regular bar stool, classic style, perfect for your kitchen island or breakfast bar. Excellent $95. 815-477-9023 Bathroom Set - Fish Motif for Kids, Includes: waste can, soap dipenser, tissue box, toothbrush holder & more! Very nice condition! $10. Beth 815-344-9894


Zhu Zhu Pets

Full collection of whole set, $50. 815-477-8485

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For More Info or to Reserve a Booth Call 815-790-4460

DAISY 1 year old female American Blue Heeler mix I have a dream and a vision, so I need to get focused and pumped up. It will become a reality because it's what I was born to do. 815-338-4400


Buy Sell Trade $25 reserves your Booth ! Bring a Can ! of Non-Perishable Food Items for the Food Pantry

TRAIN BOOKENDS with Tracks Adorable kids train engine and caboose sliding bookends move forward and & on train track to make adding books fun. Durable in great condition. $35. 815-477-9023

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


Gold framed, 42x30, excellent condition! $25 847-515-3986

TOYS - Small bags of McDonald's toys, Burger King toys, asst. toys, balls, stencils. Not new, but in good condition. .50 - $6. Beth. 815-344-9894

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Students from Montini Catholic School of McHenry participated in the Future City Competition at University of Illinois at Chicago. Pictured (from left) are Clayton Jarocki, Krissy Knight, Meghan Lingle and Hannah Talusan, who received the award for the Best Design for a Sustainable City, presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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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. Pages 2, 3

WHERE ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AT Birthday Club...........................4 Blood Drives.............................4 Campus Report......................15

Community Spotlight.............3 Contact Us................................3 Service Report........................15

Northwest Herald / • Saturday, February 22, 2014

| Neighbors


February Feb. 22 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – St. John’s Mission Resale Shop, 215 Washington St., Algonquin. Featuring a variety of clothing, household, holiday and children’s items and more. Sponsored by St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church to benefit the community. Information: 847-658-9105. • 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Red Cross baby-sitting class, Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley. Learn to care for children of all ages, basic first aid, rescue breathing techniques and more. Class for ages 11-14. Cost: $45 includes training handbook. Registration and information: 847-669-5386 or • 10 a.m. – Free introductory yoga class, Yoga Seva Studio, 407C E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Demonstration of the benefits, stress solutions and how you can change your habits to promote health and well-being. Registration and information: 815-355-0010 or www.yogaseva. com. • 10 a.m. to noon – McHenry County Civil War Round Table discussion group meeting, Panera Bread, 6000 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Discussion topic is “The Peninsula Campaign.” Public welcome to join in or just listen. Information: • 1 p.m. – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meeting, Panera Bread, 6000 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Have coffee and chat about your role as a grandparent. Hosted by the University of Illinois Extension office, Woodstock. Walk-ins welcome. Registration and information: 815-338-3737 or kovalovs@

Feb. 23 • 8 a.m. to noon – KidStuff resale, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1023 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. Offering thousands of gently-used spring and summer children’s clothing, toys, equipment and more. Sponsored

GET LISTED! 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 For information, call Barb Grant at 815-526-4523.

by Mothers & More of McHenry County. Admission: $1 donation to the local food pantries or a nonperishable food item. Information: 815-356-0457 or www. • 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Annual Pancake Day, Moose Lodge, 3535 N. Richmond Road, Johnsburg. Hosted by the McHenry Lions Club. There also will be a 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets and a bake sale. Cost: $6 per person, free for children 5 and younger. Information: 815-678-6774. • 9:30 a.m. – Lifetree Café, Immanuel Lutheran School library, 300 S. Pathway Court, Crystal Lake. God and gays will be the discussion topic. Free. Information: 815-459-5907 or rdorn@ • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group meeting, Fire Station, 1020 W. Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills. Attorney Jeffrey Rabin will talk about Social Security disability. Individuals, family and friends welcome to attend. Information: 815-337-9146 or pandagw@; 815-759-0839 or • 2 p.m. – Cabin Fever Meat Raffle, American Legion Post 491, 1331 N. Riverside Drive, McHenry. Burgers, chops, roasts, steaks, ham, seafood and more. Multiple winners and baskets to raffle off. Proceeds benefit local military veterans. Hosted by the McHenry American Legion Auxiliary. Information: 815-276-8314 or • 2 to 3:30 p.m. – “Mississippi Burning: Rewriting History,” Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin.

Barry Bradford will share the story of how he and three high school students brought justice to the Mississippi Burning murders 41 years after they occurred. Free. Registration and information: 847-458-6060 or www.

Feb. 24 • 1 p.m. – Crystal Lake Senior Citizens Club meeting, Senior Services Associates, 110 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. Meeting followed by entertainment by Steve Askins and refreshments. Blood pressure readings available 11:30 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Visitors welcome. Information: 815-459-5204. • 7 p.m. – Candidates forum, McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Democratic Congressional District 14 candidates Dennis Anderson and John Hosta will explain their positions on various issues and accept questions from the audience. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of McHenry County and MCC. Information: 815-608-9987. • 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Tangled Snowflakes: A Drawing Workshop, Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. Ages 13 and older invited to make a snowflake tangle with Christine Thornton. Free. Registration and information: 847-458-6060 or www.

Feb. 25 • 7 p.m. – Lifetree Café, Conscious Cup Coffee, 5005 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Discussion will be about God and gays. Free. Information: 815-715-5476 or

Feb. 25-March 1 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Little Christopher Resale Shoppe, 469 Lake St., Crystal Lake. Offering clothing, housewares, books, toys, 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: 815-4599442. • 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.

Feb. 26 • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Veterans burial benefit seminar, Prairie Lodge at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. Informational seminar for veterans and their families presented by McHenry County Memorial Park. Free. Information: 815-338-1320 or • Noon – Bingo, VFW Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry. Play bingo and help support GiGi’s Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center. Information: 815-385-7529 or www. • 7 p.m. – Creating a Native Garden, Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg. Pat Sullivan-Schroyer will share her 23 years of experience and discuss benefits of native plants. Free. Registration and information: 815-344-0077 or

host New York Times best-selling author of “Journal of Best Practices,” David Finch, and his wife, Kristen, speak on relationships. Admission: $5 at the door. Registration and information: 224-569-6501. • 6:30 p.m. – Lessons in Restoration, Crystal Lake Antique Mall, 2 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. William Patterson, founder of Ridgefield Refinishing Ltd. in Crystal Lake, will discuss and demonstrate his restoration and preservation processes for cleaning, preserving, restoring and protecting the wood and metal antiques. Information: 815245-5678. • 7 p.m. – “Get Covered Illinois” presentation, Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St., Crystal Lake. Health insurance options information presented by the McHenry County Department of Health. Registration and information: 815-459-1687 or www. • 7 p.m. – Lifetree Café, The Pointe Outreach Center, 5650 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Topic of conversation will be God and gays. Free. Information: 815-4595907 or • 7:30 p.m. – American Legion McHenry County Council meeting, American Legion Post 673, 111712 Coral St., Huntley. All veterans are welcome. Information: Cmdr. Bill Richards, 815-861-0909.

Feb. 28 Feb. 27 • 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. – Crystal Clear Toastmasters meeting, Panera Bread, 6000 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Information: www. • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Goodwill Industries job fair, D’Andrea Banquets & Conference Center, 4419 Route 14, Crystal Lake. There will be part-time positions available to staff the new Crystal Lake store scheduled to open in March. Complete the online application before your arrival at Information: 815-965-3795. • 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. – A Morning for Moms, Journey Church, 10547 Faiths Way, Huntley. Mothers of Preschoolers will

• 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Celebrating Being Seniors program, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 9812 St. Albans St., Hebron. Group will be “Reminiscing Hebron.” Come and share your memories with them. Everyone age 50 and older is welcome. Free. Information: 815648-2671 or 815-648-4432. • 2 to 3 p.m. – Mustache Mania, Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. An early literacy program with books and activities all about mustaches. Geared for ages 4-6 who can attend on their own. Free. Registration and information: 847-458-6060 or Continued on page 3



McHenry County Neighbors is published Saturdays by Northwest Herald, a division of Shaw Media. NEIGHBORS EDITOR Susan Kane-Parker 815-526-4504 FEATURES EDITOR Valerie Katzenstein 815-526-4529

• Saturday, February 22, 2014

NORTHWEST HERALD EDITOR Jason Schaumburg 815-526-4414 ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Paula Dudley TO ADVERTISE: 815-459-4040 Fax: 815-477-4960 GENERAL INFORMATION: 815-459-4122 Fax: 815-459-5640

SUBMISSIONS Submit all Neighbors items at 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: birthday EMAIL: 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 | Northwest Herald /

Club offers contest for young readers

Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers hosted a kick-off event for its ninth annual Read, Write and Win competition, open to Crystal Lake thirdthrough eighth-graders. Students read a book, then use their imaginations to write a new ending for the story. Pictured displaying this year’s books (from left) are Gary Riegler, Mary Bishop, Krista Huffman, Crystal Lake Public Library Head of Adult Services Cynthia Lopuszynski, School District 47 Superintendent Kathy Hinz, library storytime teacher Seanine Brady, children’s librarian Sue Riegler and Karen Hutchings. Continued from page 2

March 1

• 7 p.m. – McHenry bingo, VFW Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry. Player-friendly games and prizes. Food available. Proceeds benefit the Wings of an Angel organization to help families battling pediatric cancer. Information: 815-385-4600 or

• 3 to 5 p.m. – National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Women’s History Month event for Girl Scouts, “Outstanding American Women: U CAN 2,” McHenry Middle School, 2120 W. Lincoln Road, McHenry. Cost: $3. Attendees asked to bring items for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Registration required. Information: Tracy Tobin at 815-344-8272.

Feb. 28-March 1 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – St. John’s Mission Resale Shop, 215 Washington St., Algonquin. 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.

Feb. 28-March 2 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Friends of the Nippersink Library annual used book sale, Nippersink Public Library, 5418 Hill Road, Richmond. Continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 815-6784014 or

March 2 • 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. – Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road, Cary. Storytime and craft based on “Oh,the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration and information: www. or 847-6394210.

Rocketeers model rocketry club meeting, Challenger Learning Center, 222 E. Church St., Woodstock. Information: 815-337-9068 or www.

March 5 • 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Disney 101, Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley. Karen Luster shares travel tips and ideas for firsttime visits to Walt Disney World. Registration and information: www. or 847-669-5386.

March 5-6 • 1 to 5 p.m. – AARP Driver Safety Course, Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley. Attendees must attend both dates. Cost: $15 AARP members; $20 nonmembers. Registration and information: www. or 847-669-5386.

March 8

March 3 • 7:30 to 9 p.m. – Fox Valley

• 5:30 to 9 p.m. – Senior Care Volunteer Network annual dinner,

silent and live auction fundraiser, Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Theme is “There’s No Place Like Home,” with master of ceremonies Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager. Cost: $45. Information: 815-455-3120 or

March 9 • 10:30 a.m. – Adult & Child Therapy Services Champion’s Brunch, Woodstock Country Club, 10310 Country Club Road, Bull Valley. Cost: $50. Proceeds benefit the ACTS Birth to Three program. Information: 815-338-1707 or

March 11 • 4:30 to 7 p.m. – Harvard Rotary Club annual corned beef and cabbage dinner, Stratford Banquets, 21007 McGuire Road, Harvard. Cost: $13 for one dinner; $25 for two dinners. Cash bar. Information: Lynn Saunders at 815943-5400.

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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: EMAIL: MAIL: Birthday Club, Northwest Herald, P.O. Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250

BLOOD DRIVES 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. • 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23 – Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock. Appointments and information: • 3 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 – Marengo Middle School, 816 E. Grant Highway, Marengo. Appointments and information: • 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 – Village of Algonquin, 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. Appointments and information: Tracy, 847-658-2700, ext. 2242, or • 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 – Johnsburg High School, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, Johnsburg. Appointments and information:

Blood service organizations • Heartland Blood Centers – 800-786-4483; 630-264-7834 or Locations: 6296 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, 815-356-0608; 1140 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin, 847-741-8282; 649 W. State St., Geneva, 630208-8105; 1200 N. Highland Ave., Aurora, 630-892-7055. • 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. • Rock River Valley Blood Center – 419 N. Sixth St., Rockford, 877-778-2299; 815-965-8751 or 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.


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Seniors’ organization to host annual benefit Senior Care Volunteer Network will host its annual fundraiser 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 8 at the Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Road. With the theme “There’s No Place Like Home,” the eve-

ning will include dinner and silent and live auctions, with Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager as master of ceremonies. Tickets are $45. For information, visit

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High school to present musical comedy Tickets are $10, available at A free senior citizen’s performance and luncheon will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Reservations are required by noon Monday. Call 815893-5888.

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Sock hop for seniors offers trip back to the ’50s The Crystal Lake Park District will present 50-Plus Sock Hop 6 to 9 p.m. March 14 at Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St. The event, open to ages 50 and older, will feature dancing to 1950s hits, hula

hoop and best costume contests, and a cash bar offering drinks from the era. Fee is $12. Registration is required by March 7. For information, call 815-459-0680 or visit www.


Park district to host summer job fair The Cary Park District will host a summer job fair for teens and adults 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 6 at the Community Center, 255 Briargate Road. Seasonal positions available include camp counselors, lifeguards, youth sports instructors, park mainte-

nance, concession operators and more. Those attending can meet park district staff, pick up job announcements, complete job applications and drop off résumés. For information, call 847-639-6100 or visit www.

FLOWERS AND FUN – Bull Valley Garden Club’s garden therapy committee presented a horticulture program for the residents of Valley Hi Nursing Home. Club members helped residents make floral arrangements, then joined in a sing-along accompanied by pianist Joan Ragland. Pictured (from left) are Ragland, Judy Reilly, Marie Randall, Susan Vickers and Terry Aderhold.

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Prairie Ridge High School, 6000 Dvorak Drive, will present the musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and March 1, 7 and 8, with a matinee at 1 p.m. March 8.

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Input sought on Main Beach renovations The Crystal Lake Park District will host a meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday at Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, to accept input from residents about its plans to renovate the Main Beach building and grounds in 2016.

Staff members will take suggestions from park neighbors and users of the facility, and will present a look at the preliminary plans. For information, call Ann Viger at 815-459-0680, ext. 205, or email

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INTERNATIONAL FAIR – Immanuel Lutheran School presented an International Fair during Lutheran Schools Week. Pictured (from left) are third-graders Jaylan Tucker and Ethan Horton, who celebrated Mexico with banners and maps, and fourth-grader Aidan Ayares, who made a Trojan horse while studying Greece.

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The Illini Open Cribbage Tournament for Illinoisans will be Friday through March 2 at the Holiday Inn, 800 S. Route 31. The event, open to ages 18 and older, is sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress. National rating points will be awarded. Early Bird Tournament

will be 7 p.m. Friday; the main tournament will begin 9 a.m. March 1; Saturday Night Special will be 7 p.m. March 1; and a consolation tournament will be 9 a.m. March 2. Entry fee for the main tournament is $70, which includes lunch. For information, call Marvin Lang at 815-338-2425.

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Park district offers outing to comedy club The Crystal Lake Park District offers a day trip for adults, Everything the Tour Guides Forgot to Tell You, 1:30 to 10 p.m. March 22. The trip includes a show at Chicago’s Uptown Comedy Club, followed by buffet dinner at Orso’s Restaurant. Fee is $100, $110

for nonresidents, which includes motor coach transportation to and from Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St., theater ticket and dinner. Registration is required by March 3. For information, call 815-459-0680 or visit www.crystallakeparks. org.

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History group to host Civil War discussion The McHenry County Civil War Round Table will meet 10 a.m. to noon today at Panera Bread, 6000 Route 14. The discussion topic will be “The Peninsula Campaign.” For information, visit

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AAUW program to focus on refugees The Crystal Lake Area Branch of American Association of University Women will meet 10:30 a.m. March 1 at Senior Services Associates Inc., 110 W. Woodstock St. The program will be presented by Blair Brettschnei-

der, founder and executive director of GirlForward, an organization serving adolescent refugee girls who have been resettled in the United States. For information, call 847-669-3362.

Rotary Club fundraiser to aid local charities

RUN FOR KIDS – The 2013 Kiwanis Santa Run for Kids raised more than $40,000, which was distributed to McHenry County nonprofit agencies that assist children. Pictured (from left) are Lorianne Dowell of Main Stay Therapeutic Riding, Laurie Dayon of Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois, Jane Farmer of Turning Point of McHenry County, Mike Splitt of the Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club, Kelly Pokharel of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children and Josh Becker of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Booster club presents ninth annual Game Night The Crystal Lake Central Booster Club will host its ninth annual Game Night 6 to 11 p.m. March 1 at Algonquin Township headquarters, 3702 Route 14. The event, open to ages

WHAT’S COOKING – McHenry County College student Kelly Braun of McHenry caramelizes vegetables for a stock during the Culinary Skills II class. The school’s student-managed restaurant, Slàinte, is open for the spring semester 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays through April 22. For information, visit www. mchenry/edu/slainte.

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School’s fine arts department to host fundraiser The Johnsburg High School Fine Arts Department will present its annual Bowl O’ Arts fundraiser 3 to 5 p.m. March 2 in the school cafeteria, 2002 W. Ringwood Road. Soup and chili donated by local merchants will be served in handcrafted, take-

home bowls made by JHS art students. There also will be a dessert bar and entertainment by the school band and choir. Tickets are $10, and may be bought at the school office or at the door. For information, call 815-385-9233.


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Boys and girls can register for cheer program Huntley Cheer Association, a Huntley High School feeder program, will host registration 6 to 9 p.m. March 3 at Kosta’s, 4053 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin. The program is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. There are no tryouts, and no skills are required. For information, visit


Longtime resident recalls village history The Huntley Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Cosman Cultural Center, 12015 Mill St. Betty Zirk, Grafton Township trustee and longtime resident of Huntley, will be

interviewed by members of the historical society board about her memories of growing up in Huntley. For information, visit


District to host pre-kindergarten registration

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Hebron Village President John Jacobson presented the key to the city to Ethel Popenhagen during her 101st birthday celebration at Hebron United Methodist Church. She also was given a certificate of appreciation by the church in recognition of her active membership since 1926.


Johnsburg School District 12 will host pre-kindergarten registration 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. March 4 and 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 5 at Ringwood School Primary Center, 4700 School Road, Ringwood. The registration is open to Johnsburg residents age 3 through 5 years who have not yet entered kindergarten. Parents will provide information about their children’s developmental

history and make appointments for speech, language, cognitive and motor skill screenings. Proof of residency, such as mortgage or rental documents and tax or utility bills, must be provided. An official birth certificate is required for registration of children entering kindergarten in the fall. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 to begin school. For information, call 815-728-0459.

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Library offers free practice ACT test The McHenry Public Library, 809 N. Front St., will offer a free practice ACT test 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1. The fully proctored test is open to students in ninth through 12th grade. Results will be emailed to students

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Lifeguard training program to start March 7 The McHenry Parks & Recreation Department will offer a 40-hour American Red Cross lifeguard training program starting March 7 at McHenry High School West Campus, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road. Through videos, discussion and hands-on practice,

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BLAST FROM THE PAST – The Rotary Club of McHenry hosted Patrick Wirtz, who presented a program on the history of McHenry, showing a sampling of slides from his collection of more than 1,000 images of the city’s past. HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Members of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church met for lunch to celebrate the Rev. Aden Loest’s birthday. Among those pictured are Betty Olsen, Keith Adams, Rana Sundell-Adams, Don Stade, Liz Stade, Al Boeldt, Curt Bremer, Maria Bremer, Judy Bierman, Char Doerfert, Jean Grandt, Herb Brennan, Florence Brennan, Martha Sundell, Dick Glawe, Jane Boeldt, Irene Krueger, Loest, Pam Brackmann, Dorothy Lobitz and Delores Glawe.


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Township, 3702 Route 14, 847-639-2700; and Lake in the Hills Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate, 847-960-7410. Appointments must be made by calling the location. The program is for those age 60 and older with annual incomes of $60,000 or less. Sites will close April 11.

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Duo to present swing, show tunes and more The Community Church of Richmond Arts Series presents “Blue Skies and Broadway,” featuring singer Maureen Christine and woodwind player Michael Bazan, 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 5714 W. Broadway Road. The program includes American standards, swing, big band, show tunes and inspirational selections. Free-will donations will be accepted. For information, call 815-678-6521.


Historical society offers antique appraisals Reserve a 10-minute slot in advance by calling 815923-2267. Walk-ins also are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Those bringing objects for appraisal will receive free admission to the museum. Others pay regular admission of $5; $3 for seniors and students; $12 for families. For information, visit

ENGINEERING AWARD – McHenry High School East Campus student Joshua Shefner (right) is congratulated by Principal Eric Blake after winning third place in engineering graphics at the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering regional competition at McHenry County College.

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GIFT OF LIFE – The ladies guild of Zion Lutheran Church hosted guest speaker Donna Frett, a liver transplant recipient and founder of the Donna Frett Organ Donation Foundation. Also in attendance were AldenHebron Elementary School fifth-graders, who presented a program about the requirements for being an organ donor. Pictured (back row, from left) are Don Reinboldt, a liver recipient; Riley Huber, a double cornea recipient; and Rich Barclay, a liver recipient; and (front row) Karly Strand, Austin Kastning, Rylee Micklevitz, Frett, Sarah Reiter, Melanie Georgi, Ashley Schroeder and Cadie Hallerud.

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The McHenry County Historical Society will host an antique appraisal event 1 to 4 p.m. today at the museum, 6422 Main St. Professionals will be available to appraise china, glass, dolls, toys, coins and jewelry. Cost is $5 for each object, with a maximum of three appraisals a person. Proceeds will benefit the historical society.


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Church to host WACM Festival of the Arts Woodstock Area Community Ministries Festival of the Arts will be Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road. The festival includes a turkey dinner at 5:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. and an art sale. Cost of the dinner is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Concert ticket are $5. For information, visit


Historical society offers docent training The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum is seeking volunteer docents interested in portraying a school teacher in a oneroom school on the museum grounds, as well as chaperoning students as they tour the 1847 Gannon log cabin

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CAMPUS REPORT Dorman of McHenry; Shawn Frye of Spring Grove; and Benjamin Deuerling of Woodstock. • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Nicholas Richter of Fox River Grove was named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at Rider University. • CLEMSON, S.C. – Julia Paulson of Crystal Lake was named to the 2013 fall semester president’s list at Clemson University. • DAYTON, Ohio – The following local students were named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list or dean’s recognition list at the University of Dayton: Cary residents Amalia Emma, Kalie Herman and Kendall Wolowicz; Crystal Lake residents Paige Benkert, Katherine Lobosco, Kyle McCoy, Amanda Ogulnick, Michael Sherwood and Emily Strauss; Lindsey Martindale of Fox River Grove; Allison Heraty of Lake in the Hills; Lakewood residents Katie Anderson and Mary Gehrig; and Tayler Covers of McHenry. • MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The following local students were awarded degrees following the 2013 fall semester at Marquette University: Michael Andre of Cary, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering; Olivia Morrissey of Woodstock, Bachelor of Arts in journalism; and Meghan O’Leary of Woodstock, Bachelor of Arts in corporate communication. • DEKALB – The following local students were awarded Bachelor of Science in education degrees following the 2013 fall semester at Northern Illinois University: Crystal Lake residents Zachary Nease and Emily Rodabaugh; Kyle Dahlke of Harvard and Cindy Schinke of Woodstock. • DEKALB – The following local students were awarded Bachelor of Science degrees from the College of Business at Northern Illinois University following the 2013 fall semester: Cary residents Charles Eleosida, Jason Hatzis and Tienique White; Crystal Lake residents Jonathan Allmandinger, Kyle Brockway, Jenelle Brodnan, Michael Nelsen, Brandon

Remmelzwaal and Brian Stonecliffe; Kyle Morris of Harvard; Huntley residents Alexander Borring and Kyle Davis; John Vito of Marengo; McHenry residents Claire Finfrock and Rebecca Harris; and Kevin Kasin of Wonder Lake. • HOUGHTON, Mich. – The following local students were awarded degrees during midyear commencement ceremonies at Michigan Technological University: Harvard residents Kyle Grieshop, Bachelor of Science in forestry and certificate in industrial forestry; and Timothy Okkema, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering; and Union resident Lauren Manninen, Bachelor of Science in applied ecology and environmental sciences. • FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Hannah Locher of Crystal Lake was named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Mary Washington. • WHEATON – Allison Kammer of Crystal Lake and Katelyn Larsen of Fox River Grove were named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at Wheaton College. • DAVENPORT, Iowa – The following local students were named to the 2013 fall term dean’s list at St. Ambrose University: Algonquin residents Ty Balduf and Brooke Neumann; Cary residents Abigail Helstrom and Sarah Leudo; Crystal Lake residents Laura Biederwolf, Jessica Gascho, Sara Lampo, Morgan Schmitz and Erin VanHerzeele; Island Lake resident Carol Franzgrote; Johnsburg residents Susan Conroy and Heather Matejka; Marengo resident Robert Shute; Spring Grove resident Joseph Slawinski; and Wonder Lake resident Megan Van Hoorn. • MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – The following local residents were named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at Iowa Wesleyan College: Joshua Fruhauf of Crystal Lake, and Huntley residents Kaitlyn Bang and Jessica Gonzalez.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lawrence C. Gillett graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Elnlisted Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C. Gillett, a 2012 graduate of Prairie Ridge High School, is the son of Penelope and Brian Gillett of Crystal Lake. • Air Force Airman Christopher A. Anderson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Anderson, a 2013 graduate of Johnsburg Christopher High School, is Anderson the son of Paul and Beverly Anderson of Spring Grove.

Air Force Airman Nicholas R. Crissie graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Crissie, a 2013 Nicholas Crissie graduate of Huntley High School, is the son of John and Tiffany Jacobelli of Huntley. • Air Force Airman Hannah L. Howorth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Howorth, a 2013 graduate of Huntley High School, is the daughter of Meredith and Eric Smith of Huntley.


High school to host annual dinner and auction Marian Central Catholic High School’s annual fundraiser, “A Day at the Races,” will be 6 to 11:30 p.m. March 8 at the school, 1001 McHenry Ave. The evening includes buffet

dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment. Tickets are $30 for general admission; $400 for a reserved table of 10. For information, call 815338-4220, ext. 125.


Library to host annual used book sale The Friends of the Nippersink Library will present their annual used book sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and March 1 and noon to 4 p.m. March 2 at the library, 5418 Hill Road. Books and other media

will be available. A bag sale will be March 2 only. Proceeds will benefit the summer reading program and other projects of the library. For information, call 815-678-4014 or visit www.


Woodstock High School grad to present concert The Jenae Cherry Band will perform 7 to 9 p.m. today at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, to help the District 200 Music Boosters kick off Music in Our Schools Month. Cherry, a native of Won-

der Lake and a graduate of Woodstock High School, is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tenn. Tickets are $10; $5 for students and senior citizens. For information, visit www.

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Eric Adams of McHenry was named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Michigan. • PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The following local residents were among the fall 2013 graduates at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Cary resident Ryan Petersen, a degree in mechanical engineering; Crystal Lake residents Liisa Erita, a degree in chemistry; Caitlin Freeman, a degree in elementary education; and Nicole Stumpner, a degree in accounting; Johnsburg resident Katrinna Lee, a degree in biology; Lake in the Hills resident Matthew Wolf, a degree in industrial technology management; Marengo resident Megan Bullen, a degree in business administration; McHenry resident Yohanna Graham, a degree in civil engineering; and Spring Grove resident Shawn Frye, a degree in biology. • RIPON, Wis. – The following local students were named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at Ripon College: Algonquin residents Hannah Hirsch and Jessica Skiba; Kelly O’Shields of Crystal Lake and Arlington Heights; Nathan Smith of Crystal Lake and Lakewood; and Alyssa Kennedy of McHenry. • DUBUQUE, Iowa – Veronica McMaster of Island Lake was named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at Loras College. • CHAMPAIGN-URBANA – Lisa Shabosky of McHenry was named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Illinois. • PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The following local residents were named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Beverly Unti of Cary; Crystal Lake residents Liisa Erita, Caitlin Freeman, Erinn Holmes, Kelsey Schillinger and Nicole Stumpner; Jennifer Bajorek of Fox River Grove; Alexander Evans of Fox Lake; Rebecca Riley of Huntley; Kaitlyn Vollmert of Lake in the Hills; Kevin Maher of Lakemoor; Marengo residents Kyle Dionne, Danielle Simons and Kristina Williams; Andrew


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