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WOODSTOCK – A skittish McHenry County Board committee delayed approving a recommendation supporting two bills before state lawmakers aimed at allowing the McHenry County Conservation District to collect more revenue. Members of the Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee tabled two resolutions Friday in support of the two bills filed by local Sens. Pamela Althoff, R-McHenry, and Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles. If approved, Senate Bill 3342 would raise the district’s maximum tax rate from 10 cents to 15 cents per $100 in assessed value, and Senate Bill 3341 would correct a 25-year-old legislative oversight that the district alleges created ambiguity as to the maximum it can borrow in bonds. The bills would not exempt the district from the tax cap – any increase in the tax rate above the rate of inflation would still have to be approved by voter referendum. But a majority of the committee’s seven members did not appear to have an appetite for supporting legislation that could enable a tax increase on beleaguered taxpayers in an election year.

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Dr. Richard Lind, a general and vascular surgery specialist, had a private practice for 31 years. Lind took a salaried job within Centegra last October, a continuing trend since the Affordable Care Act was enacted.

Changing health care incentives a reason for shift find themselves doing. He dropped his solo practice and joined Advocate Health Care as an employed physician. CRYSTAL LAKE – Dr. Sanjeev Gupta “I always struggled between being a docbroke promises with his daughter about tor and being a manager of my practice,” spending time together in the waning years said Gupta, who is on staff at Advocate Good of his Crystal Lake clinic to keep up with the Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. “I’m more rapid changes in health care. focused on patients now.” The 51-year-old internist worked around Gupta still spends the majority of the the clock to treat patients and juggle the time at the Crystal Lake clinic, but by workseemingly endless administrative work that ing under Advocate, he works set hours and comes with running an independent prac- focuses on delivering care. A manager, protice for 12 years. vided by Advocate, now handles the adminA self-proclaimed “early bird,” Gupta istrative hassles, he said. made a business decision in 2012 that an increasing number of independent physicians See INCENTIVES, page A9


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Ill. lawmakers push for state-run retirement savings plan By CHACOUR KOOP The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – Opponents of a proposed state retirement savings program for private-sector workers say the Democratic-backed plan would burden small businesses in an already struggling economy. Similar to a plan pushed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address, the proposal sponsored by state Sen. Daniel Biss cleared a

Senate committee earlier this month after lengthy debate. Now Biss has until an April 11 deadline for voting bills out of the Senate to gather support for the program, which has failed to gain approval in recent years. The proposal calls for businesses without retirement plans and that have 10 or more employees to enroll workers in a savings program overseen by the state. Typically, 3 percent of each participant’s paycheck would be pooled into a


much discussion about ways to build ladders into the middle class for low-wage workers.” He said this program would help millions of Illinoisans who don’t have access to employer retirement savings proState Sen. Daniel Biss grams. “I think the increasing disabout the proposed state retirement savings program cussion about income inequality has left people seeking a mechanism to address that privately managed investment out. account overseen by a new Biss wouldn’t call the plan growing problem, but also a state board. Employers would a part of the populist agenda mechanism that’s not costly be required to sign up work- in an election year but said “it for government or for employers, but employees could opt is encouraging that there’s so ers when we’re experiencing

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LAWSUIT FILED IN ’06 FATAL SHOOTING Although federal claims were dismissed, surviving family members of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in state court against the McHenry County sheriff’s deputies who tried to subdue him. A state police investigation into the incident at the time determined the sheriff’s deputy acted appropriately. For more, see page B1.

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still a far too high rate of unemployment,” the Evanston Democrat said. Democrats who control the Illinois House and Senate are pushing for a minimum wage increase, a graduated or “progressive” income tax that would require more from the wealthy and a tax on millionaires to fund education. Business groups and Republicans who oppose the plan are asking instead for a study

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8NEWS SHOWS ABC’s “This Week” – Assemblyman John Wisniewski, D-N.J.; White House senior adviser David Plouffe. NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism. CBS’ “Face the Nation” – NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet. CNN’s “State of the Union” – Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. “Fox News Sunday” – Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

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Quinn’s proposed budget plan a double whammy When is a tax rebate actually a tax hike? Whenever Gov. Pat Quinn is involved, apparently. During his budget address last week, Quinn said that he wants to give Illinois homeowners a $500 rebate on their property taxes. He didn’t just mention it once. He said it over and over and over. As a mere footnote in the same speech, he also mentioned – kind of in passing – that his fiscal 2015 budget kinda, sorta might – OK, will – require making permanent the “temporary,” 67 percent income tax increase passed in 2011. I’m no mathematician, but I’ll take a shot at crunching these numbers. The 2011 legislative action that raised the income tax on the state’s workers from 3 percent to 5 percent was scheduled to be rolled back to 3.75 percent Jan. 1. For a household with taxable income of $40,000 a year, that 1.25 percent rollback would amount to $500, the same amount that Quinn says he wants to give back to homeowners. If that’s all there were to the formula, anyone – or any household – earning more than $40,000 would see a net tax increase next year. But hold on. With Quinn, it’s never that simple. What the governor left out of his budget address was that the $500 property tax rebate actually would replace the 5 percent property tax credit that wage earners receive when they file their income taxes. The average tax credit in Illinois is about $250, so let me crunch those numbers again, using the $250 figure as my base. You’ll need to give me a minute. ... OK, I might need a few. ... Here we go. ... A household with taxable income of $20,000 annually would save $250 if the 1.25 percent income tax rollback went

VIEWS Dan McCaleb into effect, about the same amount that the owner of the average Illinois home would see with the property tax rebate. So anyone – or any household – making more than $20,000 annually would see their net taxes increase. And how many families in Illinois that earn $20,000 a year or less actually own their own home and qualify for Quinn’s rebate? Of course, McHenry County, on average, is more affluent than the state as a whole. Average income is higher, as are average property values. Census data from 2012 puts McHenry County’s median household income at $77,325. Illinois’ household median was $56,853. On average in McHenry County, the 5 percent property tax credit that wage earners receive when they file their income taxes – the one Quinn wants to eliminate – is worth much more than the state average of $250. So essentially, the elimination of both the income tax rollback and the property tax credit will be a double whammy for local residents. Of course, the political reason for proposing the property tax rebate is to distract Illinoisans from the fact that Quinn wants more of our money. He’s putting $5 in one pocket and taking $10 out of another. State Rep. Mike Tryon, R-Crystal Lake, called it a smokescreen. “That’s exactly what it is,” Tryon told me Friday. “It’s to make you feel good about paying more. It’s to make them [Quinn and lawmakers who will vote for the governor’s plan] feel good about raising your taxes.” And Quinn’s proposed tax increase doesn’t even take into account Speaker

The ASSOCIATED PRESS GREECE, N.Y. – At their most recent monthly meeting, the five members of the Greece Town Board took their seats, gaveled to order and moved quickly through the regular opening agenda: Roll Call. (Check.) Pledge of Allegiance. (Check.) Moment of Prayer. (Check.) Leaders of this town of 96,000 outside Rochester say they have no plans to shake up the longtime routine unless, of course, the U.S. Supreme Court orders them to. A ruling could come any day now on whether the town violated the Constitution with its opening prayers because nearly every one in an 11-year span was overtly Christian. This month’s was no exception – a Baptist minister delivering a head-bowed, eyes-closed, 40-second invocation. “Lord, we ask that the decisions that are made will be made with a lot of thought and with a lot of wisdom from you,” said the Rev. Mike Metzger of First Bible Baptist Church. “In Jesus’ name, I pray.” Greece’s expeditious, mat-

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crease. But our Editorial Board weighed in on that one today, so I’ll let it speak for me. (See page 11). ••• More bad news: Quinn’s budget address wasn’t the only bad news from last week. A study released by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability said that the savings from the so-called pension reform bill passed by the General Assembly last year are $22.6 billion lower than the $160 billion that was promised. Also, more than 80 percent of the savings that will be realized won’t occur until 2035-2045. “The bottom line is, we have a pension reform bill that will not save as much money as we thought,” Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said. “It is so back-loaded with savings that it will have little impact on the current and immediate financial problems presented by the state’s pension crisis.” Quinn’s and Madigan’s failed leadership on pension reform is as bad as it has been on the state’s budget and taxes. When is the election, again? ••• Come see me: I’ll be staffing the Northwest Herald’s booth at the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Home & Business EXPO from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Crystal Lake South High School. Stop by and we can talk taxes, pension reform or anything else you’d like. I promise I’ll be in a better mood than I am writing this column. Oh, and enjoy today’s weather.


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this.” When asked their views, several people around town said they were eager to see what the high court would say and offered suggestions ranging from leaving the prayer as is to doing away with it all together. “I prefer not to have it if some people feel uncomfortable,” said Jim Callahan, a 65-year-old sales rep. “Prayer should definitely be accepted and is very much needed,” countered Aaron Rebis, a 21-year-old pizzeria employee. “If we get rid of it, we’re going to be in big trouble.” The case, Greece v. Galloway, began in 2008 when town residents Susan Galloway, who is Jewish, and Linda Stephens, an atheist, complained that the Christian prayers at town board meetings made them uncomfortable. Every meeting from 1999 through 2007 had been opened with a Christian-oriented invocation. “Originally, we really hoped that if we went in and talked to them, they would say, ‘Oh, we didn’t think about that,’ ” Galloway told The Associated Press on Friday.

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Elwood wants to revisit truck traffic on Route 53 By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS ELWOOD – It’s not uncommon for someone to walk into Elwood Village Hall and ask for directions to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery after being cut out of a funeral procession by a semitrailer. “They say, ‘I got cut off. I couldn’t follow them. Can you give me directions?’ ” said Max Bosso, the village’s director of engineering and public works. “We tell them how to get there but a lot of times they end up missing the burials of their brothers, their cousins.” The ever-increasing heavy truck traffic in the area is one problem. Then there is the growing number of funeral processions to the national veterans cemetery. It all comes to a head at a railroad crossing over Walter Strawn Drive, which is close to the main cemetery entrance on state Route 53. In 2013, the railroad gates

at the crossing were crashed 47 times – more times than at any other crossing in Illinois – because trucks drove through them. In some cases, trucks waiting for funeral processions were stuck on the tracks and drove through the gates to avoid trains, Bosso said. Neither Route 53 nor Walter Strawn Drive were designed to handle the volume of truck traffic coming out of CenterPoint Intermodal Center-Elwood, Bosso said. Local officials try to direct truck traffic onto Arsenal and Baseline roads to Interstate 55. Nevertheless, the trucks often wind up at Route 53 and Walter Strawn Drive. Village officials hope something can be done to improve safety at the railroad crossing. In 2012, a semitrailer was stuck on the crossing because of backed up traffic and was nearly hit by an oncoming Amtrak train. The railroad crossing was designed to handle only about 700 trucks a day, Bosso said.

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A funeral procession, driving behind a semitrailer on Route 53, passes Walter Strawn Drive on their way to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood on March 25. But about 8,000 trucks cross the tracks daily now. The truck traffic and funeral processions often clash. Brian Dames, director of the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home in Joliet, said a semitrailer breaks up about one in every four or five funeral proces-

sions he leads on Route 53 to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. “It’s not unusual. From my personal experience, when we approach that particular intersection, the semis will do anything they can to get over in the right-hand lane, where

all the funeral processions are, because they have to turn right onto Walter Strawn Drive,” Dames said. “A lot of processions do get cut off.” The situation at the intersection is unique, Dames said, with 25 to 30 processions a day to the national cemetery, and up to 37 on Mondays and Fridays. Ongoing safety concerns at the railroad crossing has led the Illinois Commerce Commission, which governs the state’s railway system, to reopen a 2001 case brought by the village of Elwood, which wants to reduce truck traffic. An ICC public hearing is tentatively set for April 15. Representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Union Pacific railroad and Elwood will discuss immediate and long-term solutions. Some suggestions include realigning Walter Strawn Road west of the Union Pacific railroad, prohibiting certain turns on red and adding lanes in some

areas to ease the flow of traffic. Lengthening the delay between the red light and the crossing bars coming down could also give trucks more time to clear the crossing, Bosso said. The commission has suggested closing the crossing or reducing train speeds from 79 mph to 40 mph. Union Pacific officials are opposed to reducing speeds. Studies show such a reduction does not necessarily improve safety, said Wes Lujan, director of public affairs for the railroad company. This summer, the village of Elwood plans to resurface the entire 1.8-mile Walter Strawn Drive because of damage caused by truck traffic, Bosso said. “The greater the weight and the greater the number, that reduces the life of the pavement,” Bosso said. “Let’s say you have pavement with only cars. That lasts X amount of years. If you have overweight semis, that’s basically cut in half.”

Hybrid court for drug offenders saves Macon County money The ASSOCIATED PRESS DECATUR – A central Illinois county is successfully saving money through a hybrid court program that keeps drug offenders out of prison and helps them turn their lives around. Hybrid courts are becoming increasingly popular nationwide, and Macon County’s program saves up to $13,000 in legal and incarceration costs a person kept out of jail, The Herald & Review reported. The county’s program combines judicial supervision with testing and treatment for drug or alcohol abusers who have landed themselves in legal trouble, including with DUIs. The first dozen people to successfully complete the program attended a ceremony Friday in the Macon County Courts Facility. Requirements

for completing the process include a year of sobriety, as well as finding a job or volunteer work. One participant who picked up her certificate, Shannon Coefield, became emotional as she told the newspaper about overcoming a decade of substance abuse through the program. “Look at me now: I got pride, and I got respect for myself,” she said. “Today, I know I am somebody.” Judge Thomas Little, who oversaw the event, expressed pride himself – in the hybrid-court program. “You really feel like you’re making a difference in their lives,” he said. The program, which is funded by state and federal grants, has the money to include 60 participants, 40 from drug court and 20 from DUI court.

8STATE BRIEFS Illinois Gov. Quinn honors by Vachel Lindsay, who gained national fame for his own life of Cesar Chavez CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film. Quinn on Friday encouraged Illinois residents to learn about Chavez and the causes he championed. The Chicago Democrat also declared Monday Cesar Chavez day in Illinois. Chavez was a cotton picker and U.S. Navy veteran who formed the United Farm Workers and led a fight for fair wages and civil rights.

poetry and art. The deadline for artwork is April 18. The monthlong event concludes with the SIU School of Medicine’s SCOPE awards reception at 2 p.m. April 26. Artists and writers honored by the SCOPE literary magazine will give presentations of their work.

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BLOOMINGTON – Fashion from thrift stores, cooking with organically grown food and protecting the Mahomet Aquifer will be featured in presentations Illinois historic site kicks by about 100 exhibitors at the annual Illinois Sustainable Living off poetry month SPRINGFIELD – A state historic and Wellness Expo at Illinois Wesleyan University. site in Springfield is set to kick The event, sponsored by IWU off its poetry month with readings and an art contest for kids. and the Ecology Action Center, The Vachel Lindsay Home His- will be April 12 at the school’s toric Site announced this week Shirk Center for Athletics and a slate of events for next month. Recreation. Activities and information for children and college April is National Poetry Month. students are planned. Children in the art contest can illustrate different poems – Wire reports



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Some schools increasingly checking students for obesity The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran’s second-grader, it also measures her son’s body fat. Every two years, Antonio Beltran, like his classmates, steps on a scale. Trained district personnel also measure his height and then use the two figures to calculate his body mass index, an indicator of body fat. The calculation isn’t reported to Beltran or her son, who cannot see the readout on the scale that has a remote display. Instead it’s used by the district to collect local data on children’s weight. Beltran supports her son’s school in measuring students because the data has brought in help to address obesity, which can lead to diabetes and other illnesses tied to a lifetime of poor habits.

But the practice hasn’t been embraced everywhere. Other school districts have angered parents and eating disorder groups by conducting screenings to identify overweight children and send home what critics call obesity report cards or “fat letters.” Amid the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic, schools in nearly a quarter of all states record body mass index scores, measuring hundreds of thousands of students. Some, like the Chula Vista Elementary School District, do what is known as surveillance, in which students are measured to identify how many are at risk for weight-related health problems but they remain anonymous. Other districts do screenings to track the weight of individual students and notify parents whose children are classified at an unhealthy weight. Chula Vista is being touted for its methods that have re-

sulted in motivating the community to take action. When nearly 25,000 students were measured in 2010, it discovered about 40 percent of its children were obese or overweight. Officials used the data to make a color-coded obesity map of the district and showed the community. Instead of creating a stir, the information acted as a distress call, bringing in help. Schools boosted partnerships with doctors. They planted gardens, banned cupcakes at school birthdays, and tracked kids’ activity levels. “I’ve seen a dramatic change,” Beltran said of her son, who now eats carrots and looks forward to running club. Chula Vista’s program – which measures students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade – differs from California’s state-mandated program for fifth, seventh and ninth graders that screens students and notifies parents of the scores.

WASHINGTON – As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical problems could be denied coverage. But Obama’s overhaul needs major work of its own if it is to go down in history as a legacy achievement like Medicare or Social Security. Major elements of the Affordable Care Act face an uncertain future: • As a 6-month-long sign-up season comes to an end Monday the administration’s next big challenge is to make 2015 open enrollment more manageable for consumers unaccustomed to dealing with insurance jargon. There’s also concern premiums will rise next year. • The new insurance markets created by the law are anything but customer friendly. After the website finally got fixed, more than 6 million people have managed to sign up, allowing the exchanges to stay afloat economically. But many consumers have bought policies with restricted access to top-tier hospitals and the latest medications. • Nearly half the states are still opposed to or undecided about the law’s expansion of Medicaid, the government’s health insurance program for the poor. As a result, millions of low-income people who otherwise would have been covered remain uninsured. • This year’s pitch has been about the “carrots” in the law: subsidies and guaranteed coverage. But the “sticks” are just over the horizon: collecting penalties from individuals who remain

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President Barack Obama signs the health care bill March 23 in the East Room of the White House in Washington. As a hectic sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has managed to change the country. But Obama’s overhaul needs reworking of its own to go down in history as a legacy achievement like Medicare and Social Security. uninsured and enforcing requirements that medium- to large-sized employers provide affordable coverage. Many basic facts about the ultimate effects of the health insurance program remain unclear. It’s not known how many of those who have gotten coverage were previously uninsured – the ultimate test of the law. Independent measurements by Gallup do show fewer uninsured Americans, but such progress hasn’t won hearts and minds. The public remains deeply divided. At a recent insurance industry conference, a top administration official acknowledged the huge job still ahead. “The No. 1 thing that probably we’ve all learned from 2014 is that this is hard work,” said Gary Cohen, outgoing director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, the agency created to carry out

the health care law. “It’s not a one-year project; it’s a multiyear project ... we’re asking a lot, frankly, of consumers,” he said. “This is new for them.” Among those consumers is Dan Luke of St. Paul, Minn., the owner of a small video production company who had been uninsured since he was turned down for coverage last year because of a pre-existing condition. The condition? Luke was born with one eye because of a birth defect, and he uses a glass eye. “For 63 years I’ve had one eye,” said Luke. “They had to dig deep to find that.” He’s happy with the coverage he and his wife have bought; they’re saving $300 a month on premiums compared with the last time they had insurance. But he said he had to endure weeks of website run-arounds. “There is a lot of bureaucracy involved,” said Luke.


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Christie, Walker court GOP donors in Las Vegas The ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS – Two of the nation’s highest-profile Republican governors on Saturday called for more aggressive leadership on America’s challenges abroad, emphasizing their support for Israel as they courted powerful Jewish donors. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker also stoked speculation about their own presidential ambitions as they gave frustrated Republi- N.J. Gov. cans advice on Chris Christie how to reclaim the White House in 2016 after losing two straight elections. The Republican speakers at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual spring gathering largely avoided criticizing President Barack Obama by

name in remarks that were thick with rhetoric faulting Obama’s foreign policy while offering few specifics. “We cannot have a world where our friends are unsure of whether we will be with them and our enemies are unsure of whether we will be against them,” Christie said. “In New Jersey, nobody has to wonder whether I’m for them or against them.” Walker declared that the nation needs a “swift and decisive” foreign policy, while insisting that the Wis. Gov. GOP must find Scott Walker a presidential nominee from “outside Washington.” The Republican governors, both considering presidential bids, appeared at Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian resort casino along Las Vegas’ famed strip,

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Sheldon Adelson listens as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks Saturday during the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas. Several possible GOP presidential candidates gathered in Las Vegas as Adelson, a billionaire casino magnate, looks for a new favorite to help on the 2016 race for the White House. speaking inside an ornate ballroom two floors from where gamblers crowded around blackjack and roulette tables. Two years before the of-

ficial beginning of the next presidential contest, the lesser-known competition for the GOP’s most influential donors is well underway. Establishment-minded fundraisers

have long encouraged former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to run, although many remain skeptical that Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush, has the passion for a White House bid seven years after leaving office. Some Republican officials have stepped up pressure on Bush to run in the wake of Christie’s bridge scandal, although there remains significant interest in Walker or other prospective candidates in what is considered a wideopen GOP field. But no single donor’s endorsement may be more powerful than Adelson, who is among the 10 richest people in the world. The casino magnate almost single-handedly bankrolled the group behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s 2012 campaign. Now, he’s casting for a new presidential candidate on whom to shower his millions in campaign cash.

Adelson did not attend Walker’s speech, but he was seated directly in front of the podium as Christie spoke. Earlier in the week, Adelson met privately with Bush, who addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition’s senior members at Adelson’s company airport hangar. Ohio Ohio Gov. John Kasich Gov. John Kasich was the featured speaker during a Saturday luncheon that Adelson attended, along with scores of Jewish donors. “America must be engaged in the world and we should help the people who share our values,” Kasich said in a speech that repeatedly referred to Adelson by name. Adelson is known for his devotion to Israel, in addition to an aggressive American foreign policy.

Why Haven’t Neuropathy Sufferers National soil Been Told These Facts? collection may Do you have any of the following symptoms? • Pins and needles feeling • Numbness in the hands or feet unlock mysteries • Tingling or burning sensations • Weakness in the arms or legs The ASSOCIATED PRESS FRESNO, Calif. – The government has been collecting dirt – lots of it. Clumps came from the Texas Panhandle, a shady grove in West Virginia, a pickedover corn field in Kansas and thousands of other places in the lower 48 states. A small army of researchers and university students lugging pick axes and shovels scattered across the country for three years to scoop samples into plastic bags from nearly 5,000 places. They marked the GPS coordinates, took photos and labeled each bag before mailing them back to the government’s laboratory in Denver. Though always underfoot and often overlooked, dirt actually has a lot to tell. Scientists say information gleaned from it could help farmers grow better vegetables and build a better understanding of climate change. A researcher of forensic science said mud caked on a murder suspect’s boots could reveal if he had traipsed through a crime scene or had been at home innocently gardening. David Smith, who launched the U.S. Geological Survey project in 2001, said data about the dirt will feed research for a century, and he’s sharing it with anyone who wants it. “The more eyes and brains that look at it, the better,” Smith said. The idea for the massive research project came in the late 1990s, when Smith was in charge of handing out the government’s store of soil data – what little there was. The archive held information collected in the 1960s and 1970s. It was spotty and based on outdated science. Just about every researcher returned with the same disappointment, saying: “There must be more.” Smith told them that, sadly, no, there wasn’t.

So he took action. During the next several years, Smith and his fellow geologists refined a plan for collecting and documenting the makeup of the nation’s soil. Digging started in 2007 and wasn’t done until 2010. They strategically sunk their shovels at a spot in every 600 square miles. At each locale they took three samples – starting at the surface and going no deeper than three feet. Before retiring, U.S. Geological Survey geologist Jim Kilburn trained many of the 40 surveyors and went into the field himself several times for up to a month. He sent back hundreds of samples on the road from Nebraska down to Texas and from Kansas west to the California coast. The hard work paid off. In October, the geological survey published a snapshot of minerals and chemicals in the ground. No other work captures the same information on a national scale, said Smith, who estimated the project cost $10 million. Researchers at universities, institutes and government agencies have just begun using the data. Kang Xia, a professor of environmental chemistry at Virginia Tech, stumbled upon the soil survey by chance – and at exactly the right moment. She had set out to study and map the levels of organic carbon and nitrogen in soil – both critical for growing healthy crops. But she couldn’t find samples of dirt from across the country. “I was scratching my head,” she said. “What do I do about this?” Not long after that, a graduate student mentioned his summer job on the geological survey crew collecting dirt samples. Problem solved. Xia emailed Smith, who offered her thousands of soil samples and a decade’s worth of research.

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – Federal officials looking to better protect New York and New Jersey from storms like Superstorm Sandy are examining a plan to create a string of islands off the coast. The proposal by New Jersey’s Stevens Institute of Technology and two architectural firms would pump sand onto hard bases to form a chain of islands designed to blunt the force of storm surges like the ones that caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage in 2012. The “Blue Dunes” proposal would cost $10 billion to $12

Quake forces evacuations in Southern California LOS ANGELES – A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday. The quake was preceded by two smaller foreshocks. More than 100 aftershocks followed, including a magnitude-4.1 that hit Saturday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

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Fear in Guinea capital as Ebola virus spreads The ASSOCIATED PRESS CONAKRY, Guinea – Ebola, one of the world’s most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country’s seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation’s borders. In the first outbreak of its kind here, Ebola already has killed at least 70 people including one man whose family brought him to Conakry, the capital, for medical treatment. Now six of his relatives and two others exposed to him

are being kept in isolation at a hospital. Health officials warn that the arrival of Ebola in this sprawling city of some 2 million people with an international airport could spell disaster. Among the poorest countries in the world, Guinea has severely limited medical facilities and a large population living in slums where the virus could spread quickly. “Poor living conditions and lack of water and sanitation in most parts of Conakry poses a serious risk of this epidemic spiraling into a crisis,” said Ibrahima Toure, country director for the aid group Plan International.

Panic already has grown among residents since the government announced the Conakry cases late Thursday on national TV. While most days up to 300 patients seek treatment at Donka Hospital, less than 100 came on Friday as news spread that the Ebola patients were being quarantined there. “My daughter is sick and coughing but I prefer to keep her at home. I wouldn’t set foot inside Donka Hospital for anything in the world right now,” said Djalikatou Balde, a teacher. International aid groups like Doctors Without Borders and Plan International are trying to educate Guineans about

how the disease is spread, and working to identify and isolate anyone who may have been exposed. There is no cure for the disease and the virus strain in Guinea has a fatality rate of up to 90 percent. Some 111 people have fallen ill already and authorities in neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone are also investigating suspected cases. “Above all, we must avoid widespread panic,” said Marie-Christine Ferir, emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders. “That is why it is so important to spread correct information so people understand the disease and how to protect themselves.”

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Studies find experimental drugs greatly lower cholesterol The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can’t tolerate or don’t get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades. The first large studies of these drugs were presented Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference in Washington, and more will follow on Sunday. Several companies are developing these drugs, which are aimed at 70 million Americans and millions more worldwide who have high LDL or bad cholesterol, a major risk for heart disease. Three studies of Amgen Inc.’s version, called evolocumab, found it lowered LDL by 55 to 66 percent from baseline levels compared to others who took a fake drug, and by nearly that much when compared to Merck’s Zetia, a cholesterol drug.

As impressive as that is, it’s still just part of the picture. Doctors want evidence that the way these drugs lower cholesterol also will lead to fewer heart attacks and deaths, because that proof already exists for statins. New studies are underway to test this, but Amgen said it will seek approval for its drug this year based on cholesterol-lowering alone. That was enough to win approval for statins and Zetia, but use of Zetia has declined since 2008, when research showed it failed to help prevent heart attacks even though it cut cholesterol. Hopes are high that the new Amgen drug and others like it will do better. “I would be happy to see it approved” on the cholesterol results alone, said Dr. Hadley Wilson, a cardiologist at Carolinas HealthCare System. “We need additional agents other than statins” to help patients. Nearly all current cholesterol medicines – fibrates, niacin and top-selling statins – are decades old. Statins such as Lipitor, Zocor and Crestor

curb cholesterol production. Zetia, about a decade old, helps block the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine. The new drugs block PCSK9, a substance that interferes with the liver’s ability to remove cholesterol from the blood. They have big drawbacks, though. Statins are pills sold as generics for as little as a dime a day. The new drugs are proteins rather than chemicals, and are expensive to make. They also must be given as shots every two weeks or once a month. People can give the shots to themselves. The companies developing the new medicines have not said what they might cost. “We were very, very pleased” about how well patients accepted the shots, and if they offer better results, especially for those with inherited conditions, “people will accept it,” said Dr. Michael Koren of Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research in Florida, who helped lead two of the studies.

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Kerry in Paris to meet with Russia on Ukraine The ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS – After a week of travel in the Mideast, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry changed course and arrived in Paris Saturday for talks with his Russian counterpart on the Ukraine crisis. Halfway home from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Kerry landed in Shannon, Ireland, for a refueling stop, when he decided to turn his plane around and headed to Paris. Kerry is to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sunday evening at the Russian ambassador’s residence. Kerry spoke to Lavrov on the flight to Ireland after Pres-

ident Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a call Friday to have their foreign ministers meet to discuss a diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine crisis. In Paris, Kerry may also meet separately with the French John Kerry foreign minis- U.S. Secretary ter. of State State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki on Saturday confirmed the day and general time of the Kerry-Lavrov meeting. During Friday’s hourlong call, Obama urged Putin to

withdraw his troops from the border with Ukraine. Putin, who initiated the call, asserted that Ukraine’s government is allowing extremists to intimidate civilians with impunity – something Ukraine insists has not happened. The White House and the Kremlin offered different summaries of the call, which occurred while Obama was traveling in Saudi Arabia. The contrasting interpretations underscored the chasm between how Moscow and Washington perceive the escalating international standoff sparked by Russia’s annexation of Crimea away from Ukraine. White House officials de-

scribed the call as “frank and direct” and said Obama had urged Putin to offer a written response to a diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine crisis that the U.S. has presented. He urged Moscow to scale back its troop build-up on the border with Ukraine, which has prompted concerns in Kiev and Washington about a possible Russian invasion in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin, on the other hand, said Putin had drawn Obama’s attention to a “rampage of extremists” in Ukraine and suggested “possible steps by the international community to help stabilize the situation” in Ukraine.

Alignment helps improve how hospital delivers care • INCENTIVES Continued from page A1 In an industry enduring massive changes, health care groups are increasingly attracting private physicians to salaried jobs within hospitals, as the systemwide business model begins to emphasize the value of care rather than the volume. The American Medical Association found in a recent survey that 29 percent of physicians either worked for a practice partially owned by a hospital or worked directly for a hospital. The percentage of physicians who owned a practice, meanwhile, dropped by eight percentage points between 2007 and 2012. Almost 60 percent of family doctors and pediatricians, 50 percent of surgeons and 25 percent of surgical subspecialists, like ear, nose and throat surgeons, were employees of a medical system rather than independent, the survey found. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital has intensified its efforts in the past five years to employ private physicians and align them with the hospital’s

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ing a relic of past times. It was a system focused on volume. Private physicians would receive payment for the number of procedures and tests they performed. Many health experts nationwide have said it’s one factor that drives the United States’ ballooning health care costs since it encourages overuse. “The system used to be the more work you did, the more you made,” said Pasquale Bernardi, Centegra vice president of physician services. “That’s

a real bad system.” The “big shift” in health care is toward quality care that treats patients quicker and cuts down on readmissions, he said. “To do that, it helps to have the physicians and providers aligned with the same goals,” Bernardi said. The move toward employed physicians also helps those physicians focus on the business of medicine, since a health care organization can “take care of the day-to-day headaches” of running a practice, Bernardi said. Centegra helped Dr. Richard Lind’s surgeon group convert their records system and trained staff to manage it, as government regulations have emphasized electronic medical records. Lind, director of Centegra physician care surgery, joined the health care provider in October after spending nearly 30 years in private practice. Centegra also used its resources to expand his group from five to seven surgeons. “My impression nearly six months into it is that this is what we kind of hoped for,” Lind said. “I see advantages to both Centegra and our group.”

Black box locator to join search for Malaysian plane The ASSOCIATED PRESS PERTH, Australia – A warship with an aircraft black box detector was set to depart Australia on Sunday to join the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner, a day after ships plucked objects from the Indian Ocean to determine whether they were related to the missing plane. None were confirmed to be from the plane, leaving searchers with no sign of the jet more than three weeks after it disappeared. Twenty-nine Chinese family members, seeking answers from Malaysia’s government as to what happened to their loved ones, arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, said Malaysia Airlines commercial director Hugh Dunleavy. Two-thirds of the 227 passengers aboard Flight 370 were Chinese, and their relatives have expressed deep frustration with Malaysian authorities since the plane went missing. It will still take three-tofour days for the Australian navy ship, the Ocean Shield, to reach the search zone – an area roughly the size of Poland about 1,150 miles to the west of Australia. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which oversees the search, said the ship will be equipped with a black box detector – the U.S. Navy’s Towed Pinger Locator — and an unmanned underwater vehicle, as well as other acoustic detection equipment. Ships from China and Australia on Saturday scooped up items described only as “objects from the ocean,” but none were “confirmed to be related” to

Flight 370, AMSA said. In Sydney, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott described the latest search as positive because objects are now being examined. “We haven’t yet been able to ascertain what those objects are, but nevertheless, for the first time yesterday objects have been recovered from the ocean,” he said. A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 plane spotted three floating objects, including two bearing colors of the missing jet, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said, a day after several planes and ships combing the newly targeted area, which is closer to Australia than a previous search zone, saw several other objects. The three objects spotted by the Chinese plane were white, red and orange, the Xinhua report said. The missing Boeing 777’s exterior was red, white, blue and gray. Investigators have been puzzled over what happened to Flight 370, which disappeared March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with speculation ranging from equipment failure and a botched hijacking to terrorism or an act by one of the pilots. The latter was fueled by reports that the pilot’s home flight simulator had files deleted from it, but Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said checks, including one by the FBI, had turned up no new information. “What I know is that there is nothing sinister from the simulators, but of course that will have to be confirmed by the chief of police,” Hussein said.

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Official: Forcing businesses to enroll workers would add costs, hurt employees for the National Federation of Independent Business, said Continued from page A1 forcing businesses to enroll employees would add to costs to determine if this plan and actually hurt low income could work, and they say they workers. “If you can’t pay down your would partner to educate workers about saving for re- credit card and you can’t afford groceries, and you can’t tirement. Kim Clarke Maisch, the afford gas for your car, do Illinois state policy director you really think that forcing


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anything in this case. Currie, who’s sponsoring a similar measure in the House, said that if people would rather invest in “beer and Skittles” on the weekend they could. “I think most members of the workforce would be happy to put $5 away for a rainy day,” Currie said.

“If you can’t pay down your credit card and you can’t afford groceries ... do you really think that forcing them to take 3 percent out of their paycheck makes sense?” Kim Clarke Maisch Illinois state policy director for the National Federation of Independent Business

Some on board uneasy with bond bill • PANEL Continued from page A1 “Looking for more funding in times of such fiscal difficulty doesn’t seem to be logical right now,” committee member Nick Chirikos, D-Algonquin, told conservation district representatives. Executive Director Elizabeth Kessler said the district has been very judicious with money in recent years. But tax revenues are falling with property values, and the district has much more land to maintain in the wake of two successful voter referendums in 2001 and 2007. The district, which now maintains 32 conservation areas with more than 25,000 acres of open space, is expected to lose $2 million over the next four years with the decline in home values if the current maximum rate stays the same. One of the bigger financial issues, Kessler said after the meeting, has to do with properties with buildings of historical significance that people have said they want protected, such as the structures on Camp Algonquin, which the YMCA of McHenry County leased from the conservation district until its 2011 bankruptcy. A 2012 estimate commissioned by the conservation district put a $5 million price tag on bringing the buildings up to code and making them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. “The big issue is that we’ve acquired properties with historical structures, and we’re willing to take on that additional care ... the public is asking us to save these great places, but we don’t have a mechanism to protect or restore them,” Kessler said. Both bills cleared the Senate Revenue Committee on 8-2 votes March 21. While Althoff anticipates calling the rate increase bill for a full Senate vote this week, she said she will not call the bonding bill until committee members’ questions are answered and their concerns eased, specifically over the district’s ability to issue non-referendum bonds. “I will not call the bonding bill until I know that my County Board knows exactly what that bill does,” Althoff said. Questions over the bonding bill caused unease with several committee members and prompted the tabling of both resolutions. The bill would allow the conservation district, like other Illinois taxing bodies, to calculate its maximum limit for referendum and non-referendum bonds separately instead of combining them. Althoff said the ambiguity was caused by an omission when state lawmakers in 1989 increased the conservation district’s maximum rate. Committee member Ken Koehler, who was a member and former chairman of the conservation district board before voters elected him to the County Board, said he was concerned that the district would begin seeking more bonds that do not need voter approval. The conservation district has not issued such bonds in more than 20 years, Kessler said Friday afternoon. “You’d be just stirring up a pot I don’t think you want to stir,” said Koehler, R-Crystal Lake. The County Board appoints the members of the conservation district board, and has to approve its annual budget.

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Tax hike plan just another jobs killer Speaker Michael Madigan’s “millionaire tax” proposal passed out of the House Revenue Committee on Thursday, 6-4 across straight party lines, providing further evidence that Democrats in the General Assembly just don’t get it. Madigan proFor the record poses a constitutional amendment The problem isn’t that we to allow for a 3 need more money, it’s that our percent surcharge elected officials haven’t taken on annual income steps to create the government over $1 million, we can afford. with the additional revenue going toward education. If the powerful, Democratic House Speaker gets his way, voters will be asked on the Nov. 4 ballot to change the state Constitution to allow the tax. Never mind that the proposal is as much a political attack against Bruce Rauner as it is bad policy. Rauner, a self-made millionaire, was nominated by Republicans to run against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in November. Madigan announced the surcharge plan just days after the primary. If you want to take shots at a political challenger, buy an ad. Don’t try to change the Constitution. But more importantly, Illinois’ unemployment rate is 8.7 percent, tied with Nevada for the second highest in the U.S. And if approved, this bill will send the rate skyrocketing. Small businesses account for about 80 percent of new job growth in Illinois. Many of them are set up as Limited Liability Companies, partnerships, sole proprietorships and the like, which pay taxes at the individual rate. In fact, 82 percent of the 13,675 individual Illinois returns filed with income over $1 million in tax year 2011 are small businesses, according to an analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue data compiled by House Republicans. “Make no mistake about this job-killing legislation,” state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said. “It would hurt small business owners that pay taxes at the individual income tax rate.” Besides that, who in their right minds thinks Illinois state government needs more of our money? And who in their right minds trusts Illinois state government to do anything other than waste it? The state’s workforce – non-millionaires and millionaires alike – already are losing about a week’s worth of pay annually after a cowardly, lame-duck General Assembly approved a “temporary,” 67 percent income tax increase in the middle of the night in January 2011. Part of that “temporary” increase was to be rolled back at the end of this year, after the additional revenue was used to pay down the state’s bills and get Illinois back on solid financial footing. What a whopper of a lie that turned out to be. Turns out almost all of that revenue has gone to the black hole that is the state’s failing pension systems – systems that Quinn, Madigan and the General Assembly knew were on their way to insolvency years ago yet did nothing. Because of their ineptitude, Quinn last week had the gall to tell state taxpayers that he was recommending the “temporary” increase become permanent. As if that wasn’t the plan all along. Our state’s leaders are afflicted with the delusion that Springfield needs more money, that somehow they can tax their way out of our state’s financial mess. The problem isn’t that we need more money, it’s that our elected officials haven’t taken steps to create the government we can afford. Every new tax lawmakers try to institute delays that reckoning. They must not be allowed to delay it any longer.


Wind farm oversight County boards in Illinois have had the responsibility for regulating wind farm projects for more than a decade. Local control has worked well, and we see no reason for the state to take over. Area county boards are weighing in with opposition to proposed state legislation that would weaken local oversight of wind farms. We think they are right in opposing a bill introduced by Rep. John Sullivan, a Rushville Democrat, that would move wind farm regulation to the state Department of Agriculture. As the cliche goes, Rep. Sullivan’s bill is a solution in search of a problem. Given the well-founded and widespread opposition to his bill, Sullivan would be wise to leave it on the shelf where it belongs. The (Champaign) News-Gazette

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8IT’S YOUR WRITE Shake down To the Editor: Illinois Republicans have chosen multimillionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner as their candidate for governor. Rauner owns nine homes, including a penthouse on Central Park in New York City and ranches in Montana and Wyoming. His reported income in 2012 was $53 million. He has never held a public service office. A vote for Rauner in November is a vote for an out-of-touch and out-of-town tycoon who pledges to shake up Springfield. Shake up Springfield is his code for turning over the public schools to out-ofstate private charter companies, providing vouchers for students to attend private schools with public money, and crushing whatever worker unions still exist in the state. Rauner said he wants to use the same pro-business approach used by Republican governors in Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Pro business is his code phrase for making Illinois another right-to-work (for poverty wages) state. Right-towork laws lower wages for both union and nonunion workers by an average of $1,500 a year. Rauner says he wants to shake up Springfield. If Rauner becomes governor,

his goal will be to shake down the people of Illinois. Rick Johnson Wonder Lake

High-speed Internet To the Editor: For the past nine years, I have tried to get some form of highspeed Internet to my street. Comcast and AT&T services are available to my neighbors further down the road on both sides of my house, but do not stretch down the rest of the street. I was told by AT&T that if a new subdivision was built, it would become available. The funny part of that statement was that AT&T laid cable a few years ago for a planned subdivision, but did not lay the correct cable for high-speed Internet. I have contacted both Comcast and AT&T numerous times over nine years as well as all of the local and state politicians. No response from most, and the others couldn’t help. In the meantime, my quality of life in this technological age has suffered. My school-age children don’t have the Internet access that is available for the majority of others in our area, and a home-based business is not an option.

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My neighbors and I are willing to pay for high-speed Internet service. We are not asking for it for free. We have tried other services (such as satellite), but it is far too expensive and restrictive, and when the leaves on the trees fill in, the Internet connection is almost gone. I hope that I do not have to beg another nine years to finally get high-speed Internet service to my area. Milena Buck Woodstock

Directly accountable To the Editor: Congratulations to state Rep. Jack Franks for bringing the McHenry County Board to the 21st century, despite their kicking and screaming. If not for Franks’ efforts, we

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would never have had the opportunity to decide for ourselves how our county government should be structured. I am so impressed that a vast majority of those voting recognized that it always is better to have government directly accountable to the voters. McHenry County now joins the ranks of all of our neighboring counties, except Lake County, in directly electing our County Board chairman. The successful passage of this referendum signals a rejection of machine politics in favor of transparency and accountability. I appreciate Franks’ efforts on behalf of better government, and am thankful the voters educated themselves on the issue and passed it in a landslide. Dorothy Gibson Woodstock

Caesar needs to get back on his side of line “Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase) When considering what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, what happens when the federal government seeks to replace God by defining “church” and when life begins to have value, the latter having been done in Roe vs. Wade and subsequent court rulings? While there are other issues in the Hobby Lobby case argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, these are the major ones. To review quickly for those who haven’t been paying attention, the owners of Hobby Lobby, a crafts supply chain based in Oklahoma City, are conservative Christians. They believe their faith prohibits them from offering a health insurance policy for their female employees that covers birth control, including all forms of intrauterine devices and emergency contraception. The government says the religious exception they are seeking under the Affordable Care Act applies only to churches and religiously affiliated nonprofits, such as schools and hospitals, and that for-profit companies, like Hobby Lobby, are required under the ACA to cover all aspects of women’s preventative care, or face a hefty fine. Let’s consider the arguments before the Court and the response of some of the justices. “At oral arguments on Tuesday,” writes the Huffington Post, “the women justices


VIEWS Cal Thomas were the most aggressive in their questioning of Hobby Lobby’s lawyer, former Solicitor General Paul D. Clement. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan asked whether other companies should be allowed to refuse to cover other procedures, like blood transfusions and vaccines, if employers had a religious objection to such medical treatments.” I put that question to Professor Joshua D. Hawley of the University of Missouri School of Law. Hawley is also counsel to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. In an email, Hawley wrote: “...the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (which states that government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion) does not give religious objectors a blank check. The statute requires objectors to show that they have a sincere religious belief that is substantially burdened. And it permits the government to impose the regulation anyway if the government can show that its interest is truly compelling and that it has no other viable means available for achieving it.” Specifically addressing the comment by Kagan and Sotomayor, Hawley says the compelling interest standard “would likely work to defeat many other religious objections,” including for blood transfusions and vaccines, because “the government could

almost certainly show that it had a compelling interest in requiring businesses to pay for life-saving procedures and treatments, including antibiotics.” Hawley notes the RFRA, signed by President Bill Clinton, has been on the books since 1993 and there has not been a flood of civil exemptions. Justice Anthony Kennedy may have come up with the best compromise. He asked Clement why Hobby Lobby could not drop health insurance altogether, pay the fine and increase salaries of their employees so each could buy health insurance that fits their needs. Come to think of it, that approach makes sense for everyone. Unfortunately, it is not the one-size-fits-all approach of the Obama administration, its Affordable Care Act and its apparent march toward a single-payer health plan, which is and always has been the liberal left’s goal. Caesar needs to get back on his side of the church-state line, which the left freely invokes when it claims the church is trespassing on the state’s territory. Secular progressives seem less concerned when the state crosses the line in the other direction and seeks to impose its will on people of faith. It’s going to take a Republican Congress and a Republican president with courage and a new health insurance plan to repeal Obamacare and start over with real reforms that protect religious believers and enhance health care.

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Suit filed in 2006 shooting Wrongful-death allegations accuse deputy of using excessive force the McHenry County sheriff’s deputies who tried to subdue him. WOODSTOCK – Although David Maxson died Sept. federal claims were dis- 20, 2006, four days after police missed, surviving family were called to his house for members of a man killed in a report of a suicidal person. an officer-involved shooting According to police, Maxson, have filed a wrongful death 43, had threatened to kill himlawsuit in state court against self, and charged the officers


with a knife. A federal lawsuit, filed in 2007, was dismissed in February when U.S. District Judge Frederick Kapala found that Maxson’s civil rights were not violated when police entered his Wonder Lake home. Kapala dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning it

could be refiled in state court. According to the civil complaint, former McHenry County sheriff’s deputy Zane Seipler fired three rounds from a typically nonlethal weapon loaded with beanbag bullets. Maxson was struck in the chest, back and back of the head.

Cary-Grove Fights Hunger has raised $51K in past 3 years

HOME-SCHOOLING DISCUSSION SLATED JOHNSBURG – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, will host a meet-and-greet and talk about home-schooling Monday at the Johnsburg Public Library. The “State of Homeschooling” event will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library’s Homeschool Resource Center, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road. “As a father of two homeschooling boys, protecting this important educational option for families is close to my heart,” Hultgren said in a news release. “As home-schooling households continue to grow in number in Illinois and across the country, I invite everyone interested in home-schooling to talk about what issues and legislation affect the movement.” Hultgren has signed onto a letter with other members of Congress requesting a meeting with the German ambassador regarding the country’s ongoing “persecution and unequal treatment of home-schooling families,” the release said. The event is open to the public.


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8LOCAL DEATHS Delores J. Altergott 85, Huntley Mary Helen Cahill 98, Crystal Lake June E. Chelsvig 82, McHenry Kevin Richard Fluger 57, Marengo Robert C. Moehling 85, Marengo Ruth M. Till 90, Cary OBITUARIES on page B9

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The League of Women Voters of McHenry County will present “Flat or Fair: A Conversation About Proposed Changes to Illinois Income Tax” from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the McHenry Public Library, 809 N. Front St. The free program will cover pending legislation for a constitutional amendment proposing higher income tax rates on higher incomes and lower tax rates on lower incomes. Registration is required. Visit or call 815-385-0036.

A state police investigation into the incident at the time determined that Seipler acted appropriately and was justified in using force to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another person.

ABOVE: Debbie Barcy of Crystal Lake starts heading home Saturday after hiking around Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake. According to the National Weather Service, Sunday will be sunny with a high near 57 degrees. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. LEFT: A man walks around Three Oaks Recreation Area on Saturday in Crystal Lake.

For the fourth year, members of the community will work to financially help the Cary-Grove Food Pantry. Next month begins the annual Cary-Grove Fights Hunger camTo donate paign, which has raised $51,000 for To contribthe Cary-Grove Food Pantry over ute to the the past three campaign, send donations to: years. Organizers at Cary-Grove St. Barnabas Lu- Food Pantry, theran Church c/o CGFH, 8901 and St. Barnabas Cary Algonquin Christian School Road, Cary, IL hope this year to 60013, or go to raise $15,000. www.cgfoodIt costs more than $7,000 a month to run a food pantry, according to the letter that fundraiser organizers plan to send out to residents in the community. However, with the food pantry able to receive discounts on food

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Wellness center plan goes to vote Project different from original site proposal By JOSEPH BUSTOS

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D-300 to explore tech uses in schools District-wide survey will help provide comprehensive technology plan for area By STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO CARPENTERSVILLE – Roughly 15,500 students could help shape the future of technology in District 300 classrooms through a nearly districtwide survey being distributed this week. All students from third through 12th grades will be asked in the Carpentersville-based school district’s first technology survey what technology they use in the classroom, their comfort level and understanding of it. Nearly 1,500 teachers and administrators will be asked similar questions. The survey findings will help update the district’s comprehensive technology plan that will assess “through a curricular lens” how

Technology Director Jason Emricson. “This starts with setting a solid, well-informed foundation on which to base decisions and make plans,” Emricson said. “The participation of our teachers, students and administrators in the technology survey will certainly go a long way toward establishing that foundation.” Once the surveys are complete, District 300 staffers will review the results and begin updating the district’s technology plan. Jason Emricson Officials would then be able to District 300 technology director review and modify the plan to meet future technological needs in the district, Emricson said. “We look forward to gaining a technology such as laptops, desktops, tablets, network connections and In- much better understanding of how, ternet speeds can affect the learning and how well, technology is being process in the district, said district used in D-300 schools,” he said.

“This starts with setting a solid, well-informed foundation on which to base decisions and make plans. The participation of our teachers, students and administrators in the technology survey will certainly go a long way toward establishing that foundation.”

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Village Board is set to vote on a plan for a proposed wellness center and med spa at the Esplanade development – a deviation from what was originally envisioned at the location. The original project concept called for multistory buildings with a mix of retail, offices and apartments. “That doesn’t seem to be the case here,” said Trustee Jim Steigert said at a recent Algonquin Committee of the Whole meeting. Developer Ali Hyderi is proposing to build a 14,120-square-foot medical office building at 2430 Esplanade Drive. The tenants would be a doctors’ group specializing in holistic health and comprehensive medical care, and a medical and aesthetic spa.

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Harvard drafts chronic nuisance plan to slow crime Residences home to ‘nuisance activity’ three times within 120-day period may be classified as chronic offenders By SHAWN SHINNEMAN HARVARD – Owners of rental units that consistently draw police attention could face public hearings, sanctions and eventually fines if Harvard passes the “chronic nuisance” ordinance officials are currently drafting. The ordinance – a response to an uptick in crime in the city – also would require that owners of rentals register their properties with the city. Residences that are home to “nuisance activity” at least three times within a 120-day period could be identified as a chronic nuisance at the discre-

tion of a city official. The owners of residences identified as chronic nuisances would go in front of the Housing Board, where officials would establish an abatement plan to stop the issues. The plan could include anything from minor steps like having the landlord undergo property maintenance or implement tenant screening procedures to more drastic measures like allowing prosecution of Harvard municipal codes on their private property. Owners who don’t follow the plan could face a $500 fine. “It’s the intent of the City Council to be able to work with

“It’s the intent of the City Council to be able to work with the landlords when there’s a problem. We don’t want to be heavy handed on this. We want to solve our problems collectively.” Dave Nelson Harvard city administrator the landlords when there’s a problem,” City Administrator Dave Nelson said. “We don’t want to be heavy handed on this. We want to solve our problems collectively.” “Nuisance activity” would be widely defined to include disorderly conduct, felonies and Class A misdemeanors,

and violations of several Harvard ordinances. The idea has gone in front of the city’s Ordinance Committee once, and could come back after the ordinance has been finalized. It could go in front of the City Council as early as April, Nelson said. Nelson said the desired ef-

what makes the thermometer go up or down. Program for children ages 3 to 6 with an adult. Registration and information: 847-639-4210 or www. • 10 a.m. to noon – Nature Play open house, Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake. Children through age 5 and their parents invited to play with nature puzzles, games, puppets and more. Cost: $3 nonresidents, free for county residents. Registration and information: 815-479-5779 or www. • 1 to 3 p.m. – “Lil Bakers,” Woodscreek Park building, 1420 Willow Tree, Crystal Lake. Baking and decorating program offered by the Crystal Lake Park District

for children ages 4 to 6. Continues through May 5. Cost: $58 residents, $73 nonresidents. Registration and information: 815-459-0680, ext. 220, or, program code 2165-0. • 3 p.m. – Sampler Series lecture, “Those Magnificent ‘Whizbang’ Traveling Salesmen of Illinois,” McHenry County Historical Society Museum, 6422 Main St., Union. $10 donation. Tickets and information: 815-923-2267 or www.gothistory. org. • 7 p.m. – Lecture on “The Barber of Seville,” Dundee Library, 555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee. Presented by the Lyric Opera of Chicago about the composer, story of the opera and musical highlights. Free. Registration

fect is that landlords will fix the issues before fines have to be assessed. If fines are ignored, the city could eventually take landlords to court. “Perhaps if we’re successful, we’ll never end up in court and we’ll never issue a ticket,” Nelson said. “Ideally, that would be the goal.” City officials have said that several community members voiced concerns last year after a string of shootings. But residents responded unfavorably to an initial idea to curtail crime through a zoning option called a Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District. Homeowners in the declared districts wouldn’t

have been allowed to change single-family homes into duplexes or rentals. Instead, officials have moved forward with the chronic nuisance ordinance, which they hope will hold property owners more accountable for the tenants they attract. Nelson said he could think of seven or eight houses or apartments in town where the chronic nuisance ordinance could be put to good use. “It would be nice to address our problem, get it fixed and say we don’t need the ordinance anymore,” Nelson said. “But we’ll probably be running that cycle all the time.”

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Kane County panel agrees on raises Committee votes 4-1 for four directors to receive 5 percent pay bump By ASHLEY SLOBODA GENEVA – A subject that once sparked discussion at Kane County Board committee meetings has, in recent weeks, been moved up the chain of approval with little debate. In a 4-1 vote, the Finance/ Budget Committee this week moved a set of 5 percent raises proposed for four directors to Wednesday’s Executive Committee meeting. Doug Scheflow, R-Elgin, voted no. Committee members said little about the raises, which are the last of nine to go

through the committee approval process. Since February, County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen has repeatedly presented information about the salary increases, which are intended to help bring the directors’ salaries closer to the region’s average, he has said. He has said the intent is to protect talent and reward achievement. While discussion about the raises has dwindled at recent meetings, the topic generated much consideration when Lauzen first introduced the concept. The Finance/Budget Committee, for example,

spent an hour in closed session talking about the topic last month. The County Board was expected to discuss the first five compensation adjustments during its March meeting, but Lauzen postponed the item to April. With that delay, he has said, the board then could talk about those increases and the four that still needed to go through the committee process in one discussion. The Executive Committee is expected Wednesday to set the April 8 County Board agenda. The preliminary draft includes the nine proposed raises.

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Conservation district offers kids programs NORTHWEST HERALD McHenry County Conservation District offers nature programs for all ages. Registration is required; visit • Wetland Birds will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 8 at the Lakewood Road Shelter in Exner Marsh Conservation Area, 9000 Lakewood Road, Lake in the Hills. Those ages 14 years and older can search for migrating waterfowl and other newly returned wetland birds. The program will include a short walk. Free for county residents; $2 for nonresidents. Registration deadline is Thursday. • Discovery Days will be 10 to 11 a.m. April 10 at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area, 13315 Pleasant Valley Road, Woodstock. Children ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult can enjoy a game, craft, snack and educational activities based on a nature theme. Free for county residents; $3 for nonresidents. Registration dead-

8LOCAL BRIEFS call 847-658-5688.

CRYSTAL LAKE – Family & Friends Night, featuring a 10-and-younger tennis Easter egg hunt, will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Racket Club, 9101 S. Route 31. Children can hunt for eggs containing tennis-related prizes on the indoor courts, while teens and adults will have a chance to play tennis with others, including The Racket Club’s professional staff. Younger children will be led by pros using progressive teaching methods and adapted equipment. Admission is $5 a person for members; $10 for nonmembers. For information or to register,

Friends of Cary library to host used book sale CARY – The Friends of the Cary Area Library will host its spring used book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 and 1 to 5 p.m. April 13 at the library, 1606 Three Oaks Road. The sale will include adult and children’s books, DVDs, CDs and more. Children’s books cost 25 cents; hardcover adult books and trade paperbacks cost $1; DVDs cost $2; CDs cost $1. Teachers with ID get a 50 percent discount on purchases. For information, call 847-6394210 or visit

Campaign will be promoted through schools, around town • CAMPAIGN Continued from page B1 it buys, it can purchase $8 of groceries for about $1. This year, Cary-Grove Fights Hunger organizers and volunteers are relying mostly on a mail-in campaign, rather than having many events because the events cost more money than they brought in, said coordinator Cheryl Vaughn. St. Barnabas Christian School does plan to hold a Hop for Hunger fundraiser on Wednesday and Thursday. Vaughn, however, plans to move to Georgia because her husband, Jeffry, has a new job. Vaughn said no one is lined up to continue the fundraiser next year, so this year may be the last Cary-Grove Fights Hunger campaign. Fliers will be sent home with District 26 students, Vaughn said. There also will be digital signs around town promoting the campaign. Vaughn said a lot more money came in from people sending envelopes with donations in response to fliers

Area, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 McHenry County Conservation District Board of Trustees Where: Island Lake Village Hall, When: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17. McHenry County Conservation 3720 Greenleaf Ave. Algonquin Electric Aggregation Where: Brookdale Conservation District Board of Trustees Public Hearings Area, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock When: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3 Lakemoor Village Board When: 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Where: Brookdale Conservation When: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10 Tuesday, April 1 MONDAY, APRIL 21 Area, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock Where: Lakemoor Police DepartWhere: Ganek Municipal Center, ment, 27901 W. Concrete Drive 2200 Harnish Drive District 156 school board MONDAY, APRIL 7 When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21. TUESDAY, APRIL 15 Algonquin Village Board Where: District office board room, District 156 School Board When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 4716 W. Crystal Lake Road, When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7 Richmond Community Where: Ganek Municipal Center, McHenry Where: District office board room, Development Committee 2200 Harnish Drive 4716 W. Crystal Lake Road, When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 15 Holiday Hills Village Board McHenry Where: Richmond Village Hall, Cary Committee of the Whole When: 7 p.m. Monday, April 21. 5600 Hunter Drive When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 Where: Holiday Hills Village Hall, Holiday Hills Committee of the Where: Village Hall, 655 Village 1304 Sunset Drive Whole Richmond Finance Committee Hall Drive When: 7 p.m. Monday, April 7 When: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 TUESDAY, APRIL 22 Where: Holiday Hills Village Hall, Where: Richmond Village Hall, Cary Village Board 1304 Sunset Drive 5600 Hunter Drive When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 District 200 school board Where: Village Hall, 655 Village Woodstock Cultural & Social Woodstock City Council meeting When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Hall Drive Where: Clay Professional DevelAwareness Commission When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 opment Center, 112 Grove St., meeting Where: Council chambers, 121 W. The Harvard Planning & Zoning Woodstock Calhoun St., Woodstock Commission meeting scheduled When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7 Where: Woodstock City Hall, 121 for Tuesday, April 1, has been Harvard City Council meeting W. Calhoun St. Woodstock Opera House canceled. Advisory Commission meeting When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 TUESDAY, APRIL 8 When: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 Where: council chambers, 201 W. Richmond Community Front St., Harvard Where: Woodstock Opera House, Development Committee District 46 School Board 121 E. Van Buren St. When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1 Volo Village Board When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Where: Richmond Village Hall, When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. Where: Prairie Grove Junior High WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 5600 Hunter Drive Where: Volo Village Board, 500 S. School library, 3225 Route 176, Fish Lake Road Crystal Lake District 50 School Board Richmond Finance Committee When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 When: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 District 200 School Board Where: Central Administration Where: Richmond Village Hall, When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Center, 401 N. Division St., 5600 Hunter Drive Island Lake Emergency ManageWhere: Clay Professional DevelHarvard ment Agency opment Center, 112 Grove St., Woodstock City Council meeting When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. Woodstock THURSDAY, APRIL 17 When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 Where: Island Lake Village Hall, Where: Council chambers, 121 W. 3720 Greenleaf Ave. Harvard City Council meeting Lake Management Board of Calhoun St. When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Island Lake THURSDAY, APRIL 24 Where: Council chambers, 201 W. When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 Front St. Where: Island Lake Village Hall, Fox Waterway Agency Board of 3720 Greenleaf Ave. Island Lake Fire and Police Directors Volo Village Board Commission When: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24. When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Island Lake Zoning Board of When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Where: To be determined. Where: Volo Village Board, 500 S. Appeals April 2 Fish Lake Road When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 Where: Island Lake Village Hall, Island Lake Village Board Where: Island Lake Village Hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave. When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April Woodstock Economic Develop3720 Greenleaf Ave. 24 ment Commission meeting THURSDAY, APRIL 3 Where: Island Lake Village Hall, When: 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 8 McHenry County Conservation 3720 Greenleaf Ave. Where: Woodstock City Hall, 121 District Finance and AdminisMcHenry County Conservation W. Calhoun St. trative Committee District Finance and AdminisLakemoor Village Board When: 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17. trative Committee When: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24. Woodstock Parks & Recreation Where: Brookdale Conservation When: 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3 Commission Area, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock Where: Lakemoor Police DepartWhere: Brookdale Conservation ment, 27901 W. Concrete Drive. Area, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Where: Woodstock City Hall, 121 McHenry County Conservation W. Calhoun St. District Outreach and Advoca- Woodstock Plan Commission McHenry County Conservation meeting cy Committee District Outreach and THURSDAY, APRIL 10 When: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 When: 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Advocacy Committee Where: Woodstock City Hall, 121 Where: Brookdale Conservation When: 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3 Where: Brookdale Conservation Island Lake Village Board Area, 18410 Route 14, Woodstock W. Calhoun St.


line is April 5. • Watch Out for Waterfowl will be 8 to 10:30 a.m. April 12 at Glacial Park Conservation Area, 6316 Harts Road, Ringwood. New and experienced birders age 14 and older are welcome to search for migrating waterfowl and other birds in and around Lost Valley Marsh. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them, and dress for the weather. Free for county residents; $2 for nonresidents. Registration deadline is April 7. • A free Family Scavenger Hunt will be 10 a.m. to noon April 12 at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park Conservation Area. Registration deadline is April 7. • Math in the Natural World will be 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 12 at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake. Children ages 8-13 accompanied by an adult will explore math using plants and animals as guides. Free for county residents; $3 for nonresidents. Registration deadline is April 7.

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about the campaign. Sometimes donations came in throughout the year. “Those $20 [donations] just really add up,” Vaughn said. Notices also are being sent to businesses in the two towns the food pantry primarily serves. “The businesses of Cary and Fox River Grove were generous last year,” Vaughn said. “We’re banking on them this year.” For the past three years, organizers have asked residents in Cary and Fox River Grove to donate toward the food pantry during the month of April. Organizers avoided November and December because people would be spending on the holidays. They avoided the time when people would be spending money on preparing for the beginning of the school year, and skipped the summer months because people go away on vacations. “With spring comes hope, new life, new attitudes,” Vaughn said. “So we picked April.”

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Reaching out: Animal control and much more Sauceda aims to change department’s name to Kane County Animal Care and Control By ASHLEY SLOBODA

If you go GENEVA – Most of the duties performed by Kane County Animal Control don’t attract the level of media attention it got this month when Administrator Robert Sauceda led the efforts to move nearly 100 animals from an impounded petting zoo. The event spurred an outpouring of support that included dozens of volunteers and donations of various supplies, resources and money. Kane County Board member T.R. Smith, R-Maple Park, said last week he liked that Animal Control set the precedent that it will help all animals and not just cats and dogs, like it had in the past. This, he said, has “really shown the public what we can do.” Sauceda agreed that the situation with the petting zoo animals demonstrated what his department is capable of and what its goal and mission is going forward. “This was a turning point for us,” Sauceda said. Since joining Animal Control last year – he started as billing manager before the

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Kane County Animal Control Administrator Robert Sauceda pets some of the cats at the county’s facility Tuesday in Geneva. County Board named him interim administrator in November – Sauceda has maintained the department’s main role of preventing rabies while finding more ways to involve the community with his agency and better promote what it does. “People think we’re just animal control,” he said. Sauceda said he is seeking County Board approval to change the department’s name to Kane County Animal Care and Control to better reflect its responsibilities, which include

running a shelter for animals up for adoption. Cats and dogs are mainstays at the shelter, but Animal Control also gets other species, including goats, bunnies, snakes and turtles, Sauceda said. In February, he said, police notified Animal Control of a potbellied pig that was dropped off at a meat packing plant. She was rescued last week by a farm in southern Illinois, Sauceda said. “We try to reach out to the rescues all over the state,” he said. “If they’re state certified,

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we’ll work with them.” Each animal under Animal Control’s care starts with a health check, Sauceda said. Only sick, injured and aggressive animals are euthanized, he said. Using those guidelines, he said, the number of animals euthanized decreased from 123 in 2012 to 45 in 2013. To raise awareness for the shelter, Animal Control will host a dog jog and 5K run on May 17. Proceeds will benefit the pets at the shelter, and teams have the option of raising donations as well. Animal Control is using Facebook to promote this event as well as the pets available for adoption and the shelters’ needs, Sauceda said. He noted the social media site also serves as place where people can ask Animal Control questions. “It’s been huge,” he said. “We use it as a resource.” Sauceda also has launched a volunteer program, which had been stalled by liability is-

sues, he said. The three-tiered program is open to anyone age 18 and older who has passed a background check. “I’m excited for it,” Sauceda said. County Board members have publicly commended Sauceda for his work with the impounded petting zoo, but his hiring was not fully supported by the board. Board Chairman Chris Lauzen’s recommendation to hire Sauceda – a political ally – was met with accusations of cronyism. Lauzen this week said Sauceda’s “intuitive sense of people” and “loyalty to his staff” were among the reasons why he felt confident in recommending him for employment. Sauceda, the chairman said, has been doing a “wonderful job.” Before Sauceda joined Animal Control, Lauzen said, the agency had undergone multiple changes in leadership in a few years’ span, and financial

problems faced the department, is which intended to be a self-sufficient agency. Lauzen said Sauceda put a system in place to restore about $200,000 a year in proper collection of fees. “What Rob is doing is restoring the animal care balance as well as the financial balance,” Lauzen said. He commended Sauceda and his staff for handling the “tragic” petting zoo situation “without missing a beat” in providing the agency’s day-today service. The petting zoo situation also has helped Animal Control build relationships with the farming community, Sauceda said. Should such a situation happen again, he said, Animal Control has people to call for help. “We never had that before,” he said. “I see it being very important that we build those relationships and keep them going strong.”

8LOCAL BRIEF Historical Society offering Banash will make a presentation based on his book “Roadside featured presentations CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum has three events planned throughout the next month featuring topics including salesmen, roads and a behindthe-scenes look at Dick Tracy. The first event, at 3 p.m. Monday, examines the traveling salesmen of Illinois. The program presented by Ronald Solberg highlights a 150-year history of Illinois’ traveling salesmen. It includes figures such as Marshall Field and infomercial king Ron Popeil who have introduced products, services and concepts that are still seen today. At 7 p.m. April 7, author and Norwood Park resident Stan

History of Illinois.” The book covers the history of the state from the Ice Age to the present, offering a series of short trips along old U.S. highways, state highways and county roads. “Behind the Badge” will be presented at 7 p.m. April 21 and takes a look behind the Dick Tracy comic strip with its technical adviser, Chicago Police Sgt. Jim Doherty. It will focus on the real-life role models behind the fictional detective. All events take place at the museum at 6422 Main St. in Union. For more information, visit or call 815-923-2267.

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Mechanic guarded recovered Nazi plunder Manteno native played role in World War II operation depicted in Hollywood blockbuster By DENNIS YOHNKA

“Well, we moved and really have a nice place: It is a hotel. We have nice beds to sleep in. It is the most modern I have seen here. But guess we should have it nice. We are guarding 76,000,000 dollars worth of paintings and sculptures. That much isn’t anything to be sneezed at, eh.”

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MANTENO – The cast of characters came to include actor George Clooney, Nazi villain Hermann Goering, a daring group of art professors and museum curators and a mechanic from Manteno. But it wasn’t a story that the mechanic – the late Roy Benge – really wanted to talk about. Benge’s son, Dick, of Chebanse, and daughter, Brenda Grace, of rural Bourbonnais, know their father wasn’t portrayed in the movie “Monuments Men,” now playing at the Cinemark Movies 10 in Bourbonnais. They know from Dad’s letters, though, that Roy once guarded the priceless artwork rescued by the special Army unit featured in that movie. It was no secret that during World War II, German officers were confiscating centuries-old statues and paintings from museums and private residences throughout occupied France and Italy. But the story of the men who later retrieved tens of thousands of those priceless artifacts was a minor footnote until author Robert Edsel published his 2009 book, “Monuments Men,” which now has been given the Hollywood treatment. The book outlines Adolph Hitler’s plan to store one stolen collection in a museum near his mountain getaway. Goering is said to have handpicked at least 700 works for his own collection. At the book’s end, it was not unusual to see a convoy of as many as 80 trucks transporting the artifacts back to France and other locations. Roy was an unlikely addition to the unique tale. His son explained that Roy was raised

Roy Benge In a letter written to his wife during World War II

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Brenda Grace and her brother, Dick Benge, are seen at Brenda’s home March 5 in rural Bourbannais looking over some photos and memorabilia of their father, the late Roy Benge, during his military service in World War II. They know from their father’s letters that he once guarded the priceless artwork rescued by the special Army unit featured in the movie “Monuments Men.” “in the hills of Missouri” and “with a seventh-grade education, he wouldn’t know much about Michelangelo or any of that art stuff.” It also was unlikely that Roy even made it to Italy, where his unit guarded a cache of artwork for nearly three weeks in 1945. He first had to survive three bouts of malaria while his unit was based in South Africa. “Dad was a handy guy, and they made him a head mechan-

ic in Italy,” Brenda said. “So, it made sense in his letter that he told about the day they asked him to help them out at that building where they stored the art.” Amid the 87 handwritten letters Roy sent to his wife, Mary, back in Kankakee, he didn’t waste many words describing his experience with the post-war art collectors. “I done something yesterday that I will never expect to do again. The outfit we re-

lieved here lost the key to the door that goes in the building where all the sculptures are. “They asked me to open it. I opened it in about five minutes and walked in where millions of dollars was stored. I got to see several of the statues.” In another letter, the Nazi plunder is mentioned again. “Well, we moved and really have a nice place: It is a hotel. We have nice beds to sleep in. It is the most modern I have seen here. But guess we should

have it nice. We are guarding 76,000,000 dollars worth of paintings and sculptures. That much isn’t anything to be sneezed at, eh.” Still, seeing piles of priceless artwork wasn’t the most memorable part of his experience. “This was a good day for me,” he wrote. “I got five letters from you.” Roy’s other letters tell of a short leave and a trip to Austria in a 1937 Chevy – also

recovered from retreating Germans. He added of his stay in Italy: “We are nine thousand feet above sea level. I think it is the most beautiful country I have seen since we have been overseas.” Roy died in 1995 at 79. His wife died in 2005. They were married in 1942, the year Roy shipped out. “His career as a mechanic was set after the war,” Dick said of his father, who spent most of his work years repairing Butternut Bread delivery trucks. “But he didn’t talk about the war. I remember, once when I was little, he had a reunion of his army buddies, and that was the first I heard of his experiences.” The advertisements for the movie triggered a memory for Brenda, and she went through her mother’s letters. Neither Brenda nor Dick have seen the movie, yet. It’s on their to-do list, though, to see what their father saw in those temporary storehouses he guarded.


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a more recent shooting in November 2012 involving a Marengo man who police said pointed a gun at deputies. Seipler fired beanbag rounds at Edward P. Bolen, who sustained minor injuries as a result. Bolen was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and his case is pending before McHenry County Judge Gordon Graham. Seipler no longer works for the sheriff’s department, having twice been fired for unrelated reasons. The Maxson case is scheduled for a conference on June 13 before McHenry County Judge Thomas Meyer.

• SHOOTING Continued from page B1 Maxson’s ex-wife, Kelly Dooley-Trewartha, is seeking unspecified damages in the three-count lawsuit filed in McHenry County on March 14. She says Seipler used excessive force and acted recklessly without consent or provocation in attempting to subdue Maxson. Four other deputies were named in the lawsuit, as was a Wonder Lake police officer. The attorney representing Dooley-Trewartha wasn’t immediately available for comment. Seipler was involved in

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Algonquin Corporate Campus. Village officials expected the $37 million project to be like nothing else on Randall Road. However, the economy tanked. The construction of 280 apartments on part of the project was allowed to move forward in 2008. The original plan called for 120 residential units as part of the development. Currently there is a single-story multi-tenant building, two three-story multitenant buildings and a Hobby Lobby at the Esplanade. Village President John

for the area. “I’m not trying to say we should turn this down, I think we should really keep in mind the overall goal for the last 20 years ... has been to generate jobs, not just income for the village,” Schmitt said. Steigert said he didn’t have any issues the proposed building, but added he hoped the area would develop with mixed uses of office space and residential space. “That’s what I don’t want to see get sacrificed in this process just because the economy is lukewarm,” Steigert said. Trustee Debby Sosine said she thought the business could be viable. “I think if we want more activity on Randall Road, and our residents to succeed, the more people we get over there, whether its residential or business, the better off we’re going to be as a whole,” Sosine said.

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The Village Board is scheduled on Tuesday to vote on whether to allow the project to move forward and grant Hyderi a special-use permit. Hyderi wouldn’t comment on how much he planned to invest in the property and added that he didn’t have a timeframe for the project. “We just like the market,” Hyderi said. “We feel it’s a positive community.” The business would start off with eight employees, but once it’s fully operational, developers expect to have up to 22 employees. The Esplanade was approved in 2005, when the economy was much stronger, and it was expected to include 13 buildings, one to three stories tall, on about 29 acres in the

What: Algonquin Village Board meeting When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Ganek Municipal Center, 2200 Harnish Drive

Schmitt said the original concept of the Esplanade was meant to be developed as a buffer from retail into residential and office space, to the light industry and heavy industry. Schmitt said the original residential plan for the area was condos, but those weren’t selling. “I think from a standpoint of creating residential to support our businesses ... I think the apartments was a very smart move,” Schmitt said. “At the same time, we need to keep in mind what we wanted to accomplish with this. It wasn’t just to fill space with something that gives us revenue, but it’s something to create jobs, as well as revenue, as well as upscale residential and restaurants, and some very nice other amenities.” Schmitt said the medical office building plan was not what was initially envisioned


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ABOVE: Plainfield Congregational Church of Christ members Rae Hoblin (from left to right), Ati Kuhr, Marty Cetina, Moireen Taylor and Dayan Hancock pose with scarves they helped knit that were blessed Sunday. The scarves will be given to runners of the 2014 Boston Marathon during a blessing service at the Old South Church, which sits at the end of the course. BELOW: Scarves that were knitted by members of the Plainfield Congregational United Church of Christ are displayed Saturday in the chapel before being blessed in the following day’s service. the call and will be contributing 32 scarves. They joined members of the First Congregational UCC of Lockport, St. John UCC in Mokena and the Community Christian Church in Shorewood to donate about 50 total scarves. “It was a gut response to what we found the Boston church was doing for the tragedy last year,” Taylor said. The scarves will be blessed during Sunday’s service at Plainfield Congregational UCC. The congregation will sing “Somebody Prayed for Me,” and people can give personal prayers. The scarves will then be shipped to Boston on Monday. “This also inspires other people to get involved,” said The church invited knit- blue and yellow colors. The a blessing before the race on Dayan Hancock, a Joliet ters and crocheters to donate scarves will be distributed April 21. resident who helped make The Holy Hookers took scarves. “And it’s just fun.” scarves with the marathon’s to runners who come in for

CHICAGO – The city of Chicago will begin easing restrictions that have prevented former prison inmates from living in public housing. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the program Friday at an event to promote his administration’s efforts to help ex-offenders find jobs and housing. “Serving time in jail or prison should not mean that you forfeit your opportunity to turn your life around,” the mayor said in written remarks accompanying the announcement. “Formerly incarcerated individuals who have paid their debt and are willing to work hard deserve a second chance at success.” The housing restrictions date back to a time when public housing high-rises in Chicago were centers of gang activity and many residents lived in fear. The gradual lifting of those restrictions will start off with a pilot program in which 50 former inmates will move into Chicago Housing Authority homes over the next three years. Emanuel said the intention is to help ex-offenders become self-sufficient and reunite with family members who live in public housing. If the pilot program works, Emanuel said he will work to permanently lift the restrictions. Friday’s event was held at St. Leonard’s Ministries, an organization that helps ex-prisoners rebuild their lives. Several former inmates attended and told the mayor of their struggles, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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PLAINFIELD – When Moireen Taylor received a prayer shawl from members of her church, it was an uplifting feeling during a tough time. “A message of love and humanity,” Taylor said about the shawl, which is made and blessed by church members for individuals in the community. “I got sort of a totally different feeling like an essence of warmth and happiness.” That message is what Taylor and other knitting and crocheting members of the Plainfield Congregational United Church of Christ are hoping to give to participants of this year’s Boston Marathon. A terrorist attack rocked last year’s Boston Marathon when two pressure cooker bombs went off near the finish line. Three people died and more than 250 were reported injured in the April 15 attack. But that didn’t deter people from signing up for this year’s race. And the group of women, who call themselves the “Holy Hookers” for “hooking” together prayer shawls for the community, are participating in the national Marathon Scarf Project to honor those runners. “The notes we received from people are just so appreciative,” Romeoville resident Rae Hoblin said. “It’s a feeling that we people have to give to one another.” The Marathon Scarf Project is an initiative of the Old South Church in Boston to honor runners joining the marathon in spite of last year’s attack.

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Northwest Herald / McGinnis of Glen Ellyn, Michael T. (Sheri) McGinnis of Arlington Heights, and Peggy (Glen) Black of Crystal Lake; and many loving great, Died: March 26, 2014; and great-great nieces and Crystal Lake, IL nephews. Mary was preceded in death by Delores J. Altergott age 85 of her parents, Francis and Nina; stepHuntley, passed away Wednesday mother, Delia (nee Nealon) March 26, 2014 at Crystal Pines McGinnis; brother, Robert F. Health Care in Crystal Lake. (Agnes) McGinnis. Arrangements are pending at The visitation will be from 4-8 Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory in McHenry. Full obituary p.m., Monday, March 31, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, will appear later in the week. 815419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), 385-0063. Crystal Lake. Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, at the funeral MARY HELEN CAHILL home with a procession to St. Born: Aug. 6, 1915; Jacksonville, IL Thomas the Apostle Church, 451 W. Died: March 28, 2014; Crystal Lake Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, where a Mass of Christian Burial will Mary Helen Cahill be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial (nee McGinnis), 98, will follow at Calvary Cemetery, of Crystal Lake, Jacksonville. formerly of Chicago, In lieu of flowers, memorials in passed away Friday, Mary's name may be made to Little March 28, 2014, in Christopher Resale Shoppe, 469 Crystal Lake. Lake St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014, or She was born August 6, 1915, in Routt Catholic High School, 500 E. Jacksonville, IL to the late Francis College Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650. and Nina (nee McCarty) McGinnis. You may leave online condolences Mary was a graduate of Routt at, or Catholic High School, Jacksonville call 815-459-3411, for information. and DePaul University, Chicago. She was a career woman who worked for many years as a Talent Contract Administrator for ABC JUNE E. CHELSVIG Channel 7, in Chicago, retiring in Born: Aug. 7, 1931; in Chicago 1985. Mary was independent and Died: March 26, 2014; in McHenry adventurous. Prior to moving to Chicago, Mary traveled and lived in a variety of American cities, June E. Chelsvig, age 82, of including New York City, Worcester, McHenry, died Wednesday, March MA, and San Francisco. She was an 26, 2014, at her residence at The avid Chicago, sports-team Villa of McHenry. supporter – especially the Cubs. She was born August 7, 1931, in Survivors include her nieces and Chicago, to Bror and Agda nephews, Timothy R. (Chris) (Rosenquist) Lind. McGinnis of Crystal Lake, Marcia Formerly of Mt. Prospect, Williams of Peoria, Edward F. (Julie) California and Arkansas, June had


been a resident of McHenry for the past two years. She received her nurses training at Ravenswood Medical Center in Chicago. She was a surgical charge nurse at Lutheran General Hospital in Des Plaines and at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. She pioneered Northwest Surgicare and went on to help open two surgery centers in California, retiring in 1993. In 2009 she went on a mission trip to Mozambique, Africa. June was a member of the Women of the Elks where she served as an officer. She loved to bowl, was very active at her Methodist church in Arkansas. June was a very social and active person always the life of the party. She loved her 'special' kitty, Jiminy. Survivors include her daughter, Diane Masey of Crystal Lake; a stepdaughter, Kim (Ed) Kulik; a step-son, Jim (Karen) Chelsvig; grandchildren, Erin (Achile), Nathan (Miriam), Lauran, Justin, Ryan, Sarah (Pablo), Katie (Steve), and David; three great grandchildren, Connor, Sebastian, Addison; her brother, Peter (Gale) Lind; her sister, Vanda (Wayne) Kaufman; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Victor Salman, her second husband, Bill Chelsvig; a son, Steven Salman; a grandson, Colin Masey; her parents; and a sister, Greta Graham. There will be a memorial service planned for June. June was a breast cancer survivor, so for those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 1220 B East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21286. Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory.


and Jeremy Fluger of DeKalb; daughter, Angie (Tim) Wirtala of Marengo, 3 step-sons, Brandon Durbin (Roni Pruden) of Marengo, Send information to obits@ Nathan (Erin) Eggebrecht of or call 815-526-4438. Belvidere and Bradley Grossen of Notices are accepted until 3pm for Belvidere; step-daughter, Amanda the next day’s paper. Grossen of Rockford; one brother Kurt (Debbie) Fluger of Wilmont, WI; Obituaries also appear online at 7 grandchildren, Kyla, Lia, Ella, where you may Brody, Lexi, Shea, Ryder, and one sign the guestbook, send flowers or due in June; nieces Jade Fluger of Wilmont, WI and Tasha Firlick of make a memorial donation. Harvard; nephews, Dennis Firlick of Elkhorn, WI and Mikey of Wilmont, WI; and many aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or leave an mother, uncle and grandparents. Visitation will be from 11:00 - 1:00 on-line condolence message for her pm Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at family at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner Street, Harvard, IL 60033 the funeral service to KEVIN RICHARD FLUGER follow atwith 1:00 pm. Interment will be Born: May 28, 1956 in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of Died: March 26, 2014; Marengo, IL flowers, donations may be made to the family. Kevin Richard Family and friends may sign the Fluger, 57, of online guest book at Marengo, died For more March 26th at home, information please call the funeral unexpectedly. He home 815-943-5400. was born May 28, 1956 to Richard and Rita (Wilkinson) Fluger. On June 29, 2011, he married ROBERT C. MOEHLING Tammy Grossen (Sergeant). He Born: March 31, 1928; Palatine, IL worked in the labors' union for 32 years. He worked for the companies Died: March 28, 2014; Marengo, IL of Greco, Kuhn, and Sjostrom and Sons Construction. He retired from Robert C. construction in 2010. Moehling, 85 of He was a Packer fan, Cubs fan, Marengo, passed away Friday, March and Blackhawks fan. He enjoyed going to garage sales and spending 28, 2014 at Florence time with his family, grandkids, and Nursing Home in friends. Marengo. He is survived by his father and He was born March 31, 1928 in stepmother Richard (Carolyn) Palatine, Illinois, the son of Henry Fluger, his wife Tammy of Marengo, and Henrietta Moehling. He 2 sons, Justin Fluger of Marengo graduated from Palatine High

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School. He was united in marriage to Vera C. Moehling on October 16, 1948 in Palatine. Bob worked as a farmer in Union with the assistance of his wife, Vera. Bob served as Riley Township Road Commissioner for over 20 years. He also drove trucks for John Rabe and Herb Swallace Trucking Companies. Bob will be best known for his devotion to his wife and family. He is survived by his sons, Dale (Brenda) Moehling of Union, Don Moehling and Dennis A. (Debbie) Moehling all of Marengo; his grandchildren, Kimberlee (Jeff), Kacee (Peter), Donald(Jody), Tim (Lisa), and Sara (Dimitri); his great grandchildren, Kylee, Kip, Karmin, Destinee, Adee, Ashton, Aubrie, Kendall, Zander & Nikos; his brother, Marvin (Dorothy) Moehling. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Vera and by his grandson, Kip. A visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and a funeral service at 11:00am Wednesday at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Rd. Huntley. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery, Elgin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John's United Church of Christ, Union, Illinois. For more information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to

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AGANZA, 10 to 11 a.m. April 12, First Congregational Church, 461 10 & UNDER TENNIS EASTER Pierson St., Crystal Lake. Family EGG HUNT, 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 4, fun coloring eggs, playing games, The Racket Club, 9101 S. Route 31, raffling off an Easter basket and Algonquin. Easter egg hunt paired going on an Easter egg hunt. with an introduction to tennis. Schedule: 10 to 10:45 a.m. egg Children will enjoy finding cleverly coloring (bring a dozen hard-boiled hidden eggs containing tennis-reeggs, church to provide one egg lated prizes while older children, coloring kit per family) and games; teens and adults will have options 10:45 a.m. Easter egg hunt outside to hit with others and the club staff. (weather permitting). Families Refreshments will be served. Open asked to donate one colored egg to the public. Admission: $10 a to residents of The Fountains. Inperson nonmembers, $5 members. formation: 815-459-6010 or www. Registration and information: 847- 658-5688. BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY, 9 to 11 a.m. April 12, Park Place, April 5 406 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. Enjoy a traditional Easter BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY, breakfast and visit from the Easter 9 to 10 a.m. April 5, Community Bunny hosted by the Crystal Lake Center, 255 Briargate Road, Cary. Park District. Cost: $12 a person, Breakfast buffet hosted by the Cary free for children 2 and younger. Park District. The Bunny will make Registration and information: 815an appearance and each child and 477-5871, program code 5802-0. family will have an opportunity EASTER EGG HUNT, 10 a.m. to to visit. Cost: $12 residents, $18 noon April 12, Immanuel Lutheran nonresidents. Registration and inSchool, 300 S. Pathway Court, formation: 847-639-6100 or www. Crystal Lake. For children ages 3-9. Bring a basket or bag. “Discover the Easter Story” for all ages. Free April 6 photos with the Easter Bunny. Continental breakfast. Online NINJA EASTER EGG HUNT, 2:30 registration available at: www. p.m. April 6, Kyuki-Do Martial Information: 815Arts of Huntley, 10993 Ruth Road, Huntley. Family-friendly community 459-1444. EASTER EGG HUNT, 11:30 a.m. event with fun activities, games and prizes. Egg hunt schedule: ages April 12, Lippold Park, on Route 176 just west of Route 14, Crystal Lake. 3-6 from 2:30 to 3 p.m.; ages 7-9 Annual hunt for children ages 2-9 from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.; ages 10-12 separated into four age groups. from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Rain, snow or Hosted by the Crystal Lake Park shine. Free. Registration and inforDistrict. Cost: $3 a child payable at mation: 847-669-6030 or www. the hunt. Bring a basket for eggs. Rain date is April 19. Weather hotline: 815-459-7275. Information: April 12 815-459-0680 or www.crystalANNUAL EASTER “EGG” STRAV- April 4

KIDDOS & FIDOS EASTER EGG HUNT, April 12, Bull Valley Dog Park, Country Club and Bull Valley roads, Woodstock. Hosted by the village of Bull Valley. The Easter Bunny will be there to greet the participants with a cameraman to capture the moment with children and their dogs. Schedule: 1 to 1:30 p.m. children’s hunt; 1:30 to 2 p.m. small fidos hunt; 2 to 2:30 p.m. large fidos hunt. Rain or shine. Cost: $4 a participant. Proceeds will go toward continued restoration efforts to save and preserve The historic Stickney House. Registration and information: 815-4594833 or April 13 EASTER EGG HUNT, 50th annual, noon to 2 p.m. April 13, Emricson Park, 1313 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock. A free event hosted by the Woodstock Jaycees for children up to age 9 and their families. There will be games, coloring, face painting, a fire truck and the Easter Bunny. Registration available online at: easter-egg-hunt.html. Information: April 16 DOG EGG HUNT, 6:30 p.m. April 16, Dog Park in Hoffman Park on West Main Street, Cary. Bring your furry friend to Hoffman Park in search of treats. Egg hunt for small dogs begins at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. for medium and large dogs. All dogs must be on a leash and with an adult during the hunt. Cost: $2 a dog. Sponsored by the Cary Park District. Registration and information: 847-639-6100 or

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Workers removed debris from Diamond Estates after the November tornado. Much of the remaining debris was burned at a location north of Coal City earlier this month, causing safety concerns among neighboring residents.

Coal City, Diamond residents unhappy with smoke in area By JESSICA BOURQUE COAL CITY – When deciding what to do with debris leftover from November’s tornado, the Diamond Village Board chose one of the least expensive and quickest removal methods – burning it. Earlier this month, John Trotter of J. K. Trotter Enterprises, Inc. collected about 500 cubic yards of tree limbs, shingles, furniture and other debris into a large burn pile just north of Coal City, on a plot of unincorporated Grundy County land. Trotter secured a special permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency that allows the burning of debris in designated disaster areas. Before lighting the pile on fire, Trotter had the burn site inspected and approved by the IEPA and sorted away any materials considered hazardous, per the IEPA rules. “It’s standard practice for the IEPA to issue these burning permits in disaster areas,” Trotter said. “I traveled to Washington, [Illinois] to observe how they were handling their disaster debris, and [burning] was the standard procedure.” A few months ago, the village of Diamond accepted Trotter’s bid of about $24,000 to dispose of the tornado debris. Diamond Mayor Terry Kernc said Trotter was about $16,000 cheaper than the next bidder. Trotter estimates he saved the village about $100,000 by

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burning the debris as opposed to hauling it away. The burning lasted about one week and was nearly completed as of two weeks ago. But Coal City residents and Mayor Neal Nelson were unhappy about the thick, black and potent smoke drifting toward some of the neighboring homes and are voicing their complaints. “Whatever was being burnt was causing some good, significant black smoke,” Coal City Administrator Matt Fritz said. “We had at least 10 phone calls to Village Hall from concerned residents.” Some of the residents called the IEPA directly, complaining that the city’s water table was somehow compromised by the materials being burned, which Kernc said was not the case. As a result of the complaints, Kernc said she has postponed the burning of the remaining debris. Trotter already has burned the majority of the material, but was contracted to remove another “minuscule” amount from Amber and Laura lanes.

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There were 243 homes and businesses affected by November’s devastating tornado, and about 50 percent of those structures sustained moderate to major damage, Kernc said. It is still unclear how many of those buildings will have to be torn down, but Kernc said she expects there to be a “deluge” of activity when the weather warms. “It’s up to those homeowners and their contractors to decide how they will get rid of their debris,” Kernc said. “Some of them may want to burn it as well. I just don’t know.” The village will be holding a special meeting at 6 p.m. April 9 inside the Diamond Banquet Hall for all homeowners and contractors to make sure everyone is aware of the laws and zoning procedures associated with demolition. Kernc said they will have experts available to answer any questions. “By next November, we hope the area will look 90 to 100 percent better than it did one year ago.”


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“When I heard about the burning, I went over to see,” Kernc said. “One look at it and I knew it would be a problem.” As a direct response to those concerns, Kernc called a special meeting last week, inviting all Coal City and Diamond officials and Claypool Drainage representatives to discuss and try to resolve the problem. She is currently working with the IEPA to get the burn site moved from the current spot near Coal City to a location closer to Diamond’s village limits. She added that the burning is perfectly legal and presumably safe, according to the IEPA’s regulations. “I have complete faith that the IEPA is concerned about the people’s health and safety,” Kernc said. “They are the experts. They know what they are doing and I trust them.” Kernc said debris removal has been a “major issue” for the village and is predicted to become more of a problem this spring when the weather allows for more demolitions.

CHICAGO – A federal judge has sentenced the reputed boss of a major Chicago heroin ring to 25 years in prison. One issue at Domingo Blount’s sentencing Friday was whether the judge should factor in what prosecutors said was the likelihood he committed several murders in the course of drug trafficking. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Judge Gary Feinerman decided there wasn’t enough evidence to pin murders on Blount. But Feinerman said his drug dealing “destroyed the lives of users.” The alleged Black Disciples street gang member is a father of five. He told the judge he sold heroin to “take care of” his family. Prosecutors said Blount sometimes made $30,000 in profit distributing a kilogram of heroin. Blount pleaded guilty in November to charges including conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin.

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Sports editor: Jon Styf •

Free agency success leaves Bears well positioned Emery could shore up offensive, defensive depth in draft The way Phil Emery and the Bears have attacked free agency so far, in terms of both quality and quantity, it’s impossible to say the Bears are done acquiring new veteran talent. The Bears have signed 23 unrestricted free agents, 13 who played for them in 2013. Among the 10 free agents signed away from other teams, there is hope that Lamarr Houston, Jared Allen, Willie Young and safeties Ryan Mundy, Danny McCray and AP photo M.D. Jennings will have a sigBears defensive tackle Nate Collins (93) celebrates with outside line- nificant impact on defense. backer Lance Briggs (55) and defensive end Shea McClellin (99) after But while the club does sacking New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees during the first still have significant needs to address, it is most likely the half Oct. 6 at Soldier Field.

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush rest of Emery’s offseason construction work will be done through the draft, based on what is left in the veteran free agent pool. Remaining veterans who could be of interest to the Bears include safety Thomas DeCoud and tight ends Owen Daniels or Fred Davis. But, at this stage of those players careers, and as old as the Bears roster is right now, I suspect they may prefer younger prospects.

Three of their own players you’d still love to see them re-sign are offensive lineman Eben Britton, cornerback Zack Bowman and long snapper Patrick Mannelly and I wouldn’t be surprised if all three are in the fold by the time we get to Bourbonnais. It is likely the fact that the Bears haven’t rushed to secure more depth in the secondary, on the offensive line, at tight end and running back, where there is no one to trust behind Matt Forte, is a road map for us to follow as to what they may be thinking for the draft. Most mock drafts before the Houston, Young and Allen deals had the Bears drafting a


Not quick enough

defensive tackle or defensive end in the first round. In Jeremiah Ratliff and Nate Collins, the Bears have added two tackles through free agency, Lamarr Houston is in fact better suited to play the three technique than defensive end and Stephen Paea is still in town. Allen, Young, Israel Idonije, Austen Lane and Trevor Scott make five pure defensive ends – none of this group but Idonije has the ability to slide inside – the Bears have signed to compete with holdovers David Bass, Cheta Ozougwu and Cornelius Washington.

See ARKUSH, page C8


Kaminsky leads Badgers into Final Four By BETH HARRIS The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. – Frank Kaminsky carried Wisconsin to the Final Four with 28 points, including six in overtime, as the Badgers defeated Arizona, 64-63, in a physical West Region final Saturday night. Kaminsky had 11 reNCAA Tournament bounds and scored from results/schedule all over, including three 3-pointers, for the No. 2 seed Badgers (30-7). It’s WisconSaturday’s results sin’s first Final Four apSouth Regional pearance since 2000, and Florida 62, Dayton 52 first for 69-year-old coach West Regional Wisconsin 64, Arizona 63 (OT) Bo Ryan, who earned his 704th career victory. Nick Johnson had the Sunday’s games ball with a chance to win, East Regional but he missed a shot that Michigan St. vs. UConn, came just after the buzzer 1:20 p.m. (CBS) for Arizona (33-5), the topMidwest Regional seeded team that has yet Michigan vs. Kentucky, to win a West Region final 4:05 p.m. (CBS) in Anaheim in four tries. Johnson led the Wildcats with 16 points, and Aaron Gordon had 18 rebounds in the relentlessly physical game. Johnson stood with his hands on his hips, staring straight ahead, while Kaminsky and the rest of the Badgers rushed to celebrate. Traevon Jackson added 10 points for the Badgers, and Kaminsky was chosen as most outstanding player of the West Region. Kaleb Tarczewski scored 12 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 10 points for the Wildcats, who were trying to get coach Sean Miller to the Final Four for his first time.

See WISCONSIN, page C4

Sarah Nader –

Marty Hammond was fired two weeks ago as Woodstock’s girls basketball coach after seven years despite winning a regional championship this year. Woodstock went 75-122 under Hammond.

When coaches don’t win, they get canned By JEFF ARNOLD


ichelle Russell sat in her boss’ office last March, stunned, having just been informed she had been fired as Dundee-Crown’s girls basketball coach. A four-win season had ended a five-year run that yielded 32 victories. That prompted school officials to move the Chargers program in a different direction. Like Marty Hammond, who was fired two weeks ago as Woodstock’s girls head coach after seven years, Russell felt blindsided.

In an environment where coaches strive to do things the right way, being asked to win on a regular basis often gets added to an already bulging workload. When coaches fail to meet the standard, they are sometimes met with the reality that a change at the top is the only solution. Job security becomes a matter of coming up on the right side of a numbers game. “I imagine, for administrators, (a coach’s win-loss record) is something they have to look at,” said Russell, who worked as an assistant coach at Huntley this season after finishing 32-103 at D-C. “I don’t think

it’s fair, but...” Hammond’s recent past at Woodstock appeared to play a role in his dismissal. Despite winning a regional championship this year, Woodstock, which went 75-122 under Hammond, won only four FVC Fox Division games in the past three seasons. Hammond, who did not respond to multiple interview requests, told the Northwest Herald after his firing that his team was “virtually competitive in every game.” Like Russell, he felt his program was moving in the right direction.

See COACHES, page C5

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Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky shoots past Arizona’s Kaleb Tarczewski during the first half in a regional final Saturday in Anaheim, Calif.

THE DAILY FEED Tweet from last night After 3 years, today marks my last regular season junior game, its been a great ride and I wouldn’t trade it for anything – @A1r_R1ck (Eric Purcell, former Crystal Lake South hockey player) Follow our writers on Twitter: Tom Musick – @tcmusick Jeff Arnold – @NWH_JeffArnold Joe Stevenson – @NWH_JoePrepZone

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MLB: L.A. Dodgers vs. San Diego, 7 p.m., ESPN The Padres open the season at home against the Dodgers, who are 2-0 after defeating Arizona in Australia a week ago to open the season.

A day after he was indicted on charges of thirddegree aggravated assault for allegedly knocking his fiancée unconscious, Ravens running back Ray Rice (left) and Janay Palmer got married.

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FACE OFF Austin Butts School: Woodstock Year: Junior Sport: Baseball

1. Who’s your favorite professional athlete? Paul Konerko. I like the way he plays the game, he’s a class act, he does everything right and helps the community too. He does everything.


If you were a professional musician, what instrument would you play and what band would you like to be in? I would be a drummer for Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

3. What would be your dream job? To be a baseball scout because I’d travel around and see talent in a game I love.


What do you think people say about you when you’re not around? I hope it’s nothing bad, I try to be as nice as I can to people. Maybe he’s a good guy. I don’t think I’ve ever hurt anybody.

5. Other than P.E., what’s your favorite class? My AP U.S. History. I’m kind of a history nerd and grown up around that stuff.

Tina Driscoll School: Huntley Year: Junior Sport: Track

1. Who’s your favorite professional athlete? Sanya Richards-Ross


If you were a professional musician, what instrument would you play and what band would you like to be in? I’d want to play trombone in some really cool jazz band.

3. What would be your dream job? A CEO of a huge company What do you think people say about you when 4. you’re not around? I hope it’s good. I think they would say I’m funny and down to earth.

5. Other than P.E., what’s your favorite class? History for sure. I love learning about the world history.

Miki Winkler School: Richmond-Burton Year: Senior Sport: Soccer

1. Who’s your favorite professional athlete? Megan Rapinoe


If you were a professional musician, what instrument would you play and what band would you like to be in? I would play the oboe, but I don’t know any bands that have an oboe.

3. What would be your dream job? I would want to be a professional soccer player. What do you think people say about you when 4. you’re not around? They probably say I’m weird and loud and a little bit annoying.

5. Other than P.E., what’s your favorite class? Art 4. I like to paint and stuff, ever since I’ve been little.


he Cubs and White Sox open their seasons, along with much of Major League Baseball, on Monday. Northwest Herald sports editor Jon Styf and reporter Jeff Arnold discuss:

Styf: Last year was so depressing for Chicago baseball fans. It seems like that’s been happening a lot of late. But there seems to be more hope now that things will turn around. I just don’t see this being the year, yet. Last year, the White Sox people in the office gave up by June. The Cubs people never had hope. This year, at least Javy Baez has some long spring training home runs. He and Kris Bryant should be up by July to instill some hope, the Cubs just don’t have any pitching again. So I can’t see the Cubs being competitive starting with their opening series at Pittsburgh. Arnold: Theo’s beloved Cubs Way appears to continue to promote the talent they have in the system, but the Cubs braintrust has deemed not ready for prime time. But hey, at least they have that whole 100-year anniversary of Wrigley Field to keep North Siders happy for a while. Of course, that won’t really help the Cubs in Pittsburgh. At some point, the Cubs need to decide that now is the time for them to make their run at anything higher than a fifth-place finish. And yet, despite all of that, they still may be the city’s best team. Styf: I’m not banking on that. But the White Sox have the same issue as the Cubs. I would guess the White Sox end up with a better lineup, but their rotation doesn’t seem any good beyond Chris Sale. Jose Quintana, John Danks, Erik Johnson and Felipe Paulino aren’t guys I’d pay to see. And they aren’t guys I’d count on to have much better than a .500 record this season. Arnold: The Cubs ace – and I use that word in its loosest form – Jeff Samardzija, isn’t even guaranteed to finish the year in Chicago. I’m guessing that Edwin Jackson won’t be improved from last year. I’m not sure he could be worse and so, clearly, pitching won’t be a strength with the Cubs either. After finishing last year with 66 wins, I don’t see many more than that unless Junior Lake finds a way to make the Cubs interesting early in the season or there is some Top Secret storyline that hasn’t emerged yet. Either way, I’m not holding my breath. Styf: So write off the season already Jeff? What should we watch instead, Red Stars? Or should we become Red Sox fans like Joe Stevenson? Arnold: I’ll give it six weeks before I completely sour on the Cubs. But I’m guessing that, by the time I start going to the six games I’ve got tickets to at Wrigley this summer, I won’t Cubs’ be expecting to hear Javier “Go, Cubs, Go” being Baez played. Who knows, maybe I’d be better off just going to sit on a rooftop, wishing that my view was obstructed. At least, the beer has to be cheaper, right?

Like millions of Americans, Kristine Leahy filled out an NCAA Tournament bracket. But, as a member of the CBS Sports family, the 2005 Prairie Ridge graduate had to publish her picks for a national audience. (Hint: She successfully placed Dayton in the Sweet 16 and has Florida beating Louisville for the national championship). Based in Los Angeles, Leahy is a sideline reporter – including for the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament. She also works as an anchor for CBSLA and KCAL.

I’ve been lucky enough to cover a Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Final and I didn’t realize it going in, but I would say March Madness is – by far – the bigger and cooler event. You’re seeing these kids who live and breathe basketball and it’s the biggest moment of their life until they get married or have children. The whole country’s eyes are on these games and everyone fills out a bracket. So no matter if you’re a sports fan or not, you’re watching these games and you can kind of feel the magnitude of the event.

I like to connect with the fan in what I do and if you remove yourself too much from that experience, you become more of a reporter and you lose touch with what the fan wants. It was hard not to do that at March Madness, because the fans are so crazy. College kids go nuts for these games. So you kind of have to take a step back and look around. I feel like I wouldn’t fully grasp the experience if I didn’t do that.

The sideline reporter is really a scrutinized job because a lot of people just look at it as the sideline girl. But you can really take it to a place where you can become a value to the broadcast rather than a distraction – and that’s always been my goal. We’ve seen a couple of situations in the NFL this year where a coach goes down and gets sick and had to be taken away in an ambulance. Had there not been a sideline reporter on that game, it would have completely been a lost story. So that just shows the value of the position. I never look at it as something of a lesser position. I think it’s a great thing and I always try to live up to the expectation of being a good sideline reporter. I try to add to the story because I’m seeing things other people aren’t.

If there is anything negative that people say, it really doesn’t bother me because they’re not in my shoes. They don’t know what’s going on and people are going to say what they’re going to say. If they want to comment on my looks, that’s fine, because that’s part of the job and you definitely don’t want to look bad, but it is what it is.

I think (building working relationships with athletes) is about being a person. It’s about developing relationships the same way you would if you were just out doing your everyday life. It’s just showing them that you’re real and that you care about them, that you’re being professional and doing your job. I try to find a common interest with them. I will kind of bring something up like that to get that relationship going. Once they trust me, they open up. They’ll start telling you things that are valuable and sometimes, it’s best not to say that and just hold it in and gain their trust. Then, when it’s something really big that can be really big for you, that’s when you use all that built-up trust.

• I’m Just Saying is a regular Sunday feature. If there’s someone you would like to see featured, write to me at or send me a message on Twitter @NWH_JeffArnold.

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Crystal Lake native and Prairie Ridge graduate Kristine Leahy interviews Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino earlier this season. Leahy worked as a sideline reporter covering the NCAA Tournament last weekend.

8SPORTS SHORTS West Dundee’s Hartman assigned to Icehogs The Blackhawks announced today that forward Ryan Hartman has been assigned to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. Hartman was drafted by the Blackhawks in the first round of the 2013 NHL entry level draft

and 30th overall. The West Dundee native has appeared in 52 games for the Plymouth Whalers (Ontario Hockey League) this season, where he put up 53 points ranking tied for third in scoring for Plymouth. His 25 goals are a career-high and the 19 year-old posted six multigoal games.

Fire rally for tie at DC United season-opening loss. WASHINGTON – Quincy Amarikwa’s goal in the 82nd minute lifted the Chicago Fire into a soggy 2-2 draw against D.C. United on Saturday. Jhon Kennedy Hurtado also scored for the Fire (0-1-3), which has ties in each of its past three matches after a

Williams beats Li for title KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Serena Williams won a record seventh Key Biscayne title Saturday when she overcame a slow start and a set point to beat Li Na, 7-5, 6-1, at the Sony Open. She surpassed the tournament

record of six titles she shared with Andre Agassi.

national title after he broke his leg in a win over Duke in the finals of the Midwest Regional Ware to leave Louisville last season. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A year after He had a rod inserted in the leg his gruesome leg injury in the and tried to come back this seaNCAA tournament, Kevin Ware is son. But he averaged 1.7 points transferring from Louisville. over nine games and eventually Ware became Louisville’s took a medical redshirt. rallying point on the way to the – Staff, wire reports

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Spartans starting to click at the right time By RACHEL COHEN The Associated Press NEW YORK – Michigan State guard Keith Appling drove the lane one day in practice and flipped a lob to Branden Dawson as he had many times before. “He didn’t go get it,” Appling recalled Saturday. “It wasn’t that it was a bad pass or bad timing. We weren’t used to doing it. I had been out for so long, and he had been out for so long.” Appling figured the injury-riddled Spartans would rekindle their chemistry sooner or later. But there isn’t much of a later in the final days of the regular season. Just in time, Michigan State got its timing back. The Spartans (29-8) are one win away from their seventh Final

Four in 16 seasons. They face UConn (29-8) on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in the East Regional final, a scene hard to envision when Michigan State lost seven of 12 to close the regular season. Not that the reasons were a mystery. Appling missed three games in February with a sore right wrist. Dawson sat out nine with a broken right hand. Big man Adreian Payne was sidelined for seven with a sprained right foot. “Once you get everybody back, you kind of expect it to go smoothly like it was before,” guard Gary Harris said of a team that started 18-1. Instead, the Spartans lost at home to Illinois on March 1 in their first game at full strength. It made sense to coach Tom

Izzo that the lack of continuity would make for a ragged offense. He reminded his players that the Oklahoma City Thunder dropped three in a row after star point guard Russell Westbrook returned from injury last month. What Izzo didn’t realize at first was how much the shuffling would hinder their trademark defense, too. With Dawson and Payne’s athleticism, Michigan State can switch on screens. Izzo tweaked his strategy when they were out, and it took a while to readjust after they came back. Once the Spartans’ defense improved, their rebounding improved. “I think we got our identity back,” Izzo said. They beat Wisconsin and Michigan, two teams that

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Michigan State’s Adreian Payne (left) and head coach Tom Izzo react as Payne responds to a question during a news conference Saturday in New York. have also reached the regional finals, to win the Big Ten tournament. Suddenly Michigan State was an NCAA tour-

March 18

12 N.C. State 74

16 Mt. St. Mary’s 64

12 Xavier 59

March 20-21

16 Albany (N.Y.) 55

12 Steph.F. Austin 77

11 Dayton 60

Raleigh Spokane

12 Harvard 61

San Antonio

6 North Carolina 79 11 Providence 77

14 N.C. Central 75


7:49 Saturday - TBS

5:09 Saturday - TBS

Baylor 85

Baylor 52 Creighton 55

Syracuse 53

Dayton 52

Stanford 60

National Championship

Oregon 77 Wisconsin 69

Wisconsin 85

Kansas 57 Wichita State 76

Virginia 78

Kentucky 74

Virginia 59

Kentucky 78 Memphis 60 Harvard 73



Late Friday

Louisville 69 Louisville 66



MSU 80

New York

North Carolina 83


1:20 Sunday- CBS

4:05 Sunday - CBS

Tennessee 83

Tennessee 71

Iowa St. 76

Mercer 63 Iowa State 85 UConn 77

Texas 65

All times CDT UConn 81

3 Creighton 76

7 Oregon 87 10 BYU 68 2 Wisconsin 75 15 American 35 1 Wichita State 64 16 Cal Poly 37 8 Kentucky 56

5 St. Louis 83 12 N.C. State 80 4 Louisville 71 13 Manhattan 64 6 UMass 67 11 Tennessee 86 3 Duke 71 14 Mercer 78



11 Nebraska 60

9 Kansas State 49

Late Friday

St. Louis 51

MSU 61

6 Baylor 74

14 La-Lafayette 66

Wisconsin 64 OT

April 7

Stanford 72

12 N. Dakota St. 80


Anaheim, Calif.

Dayton 82

2 Villanova 73 15 Milwaukee 53


5 Oklahoma 75

Michigan 73

Villanova 65

Michigan 79

7 Texas 87


10 St. Joseph’s 81


April 5

8 Gonzaga 85

S. Diego St. 64 S. Diego St. 63 4 San Diego St. 73 13 New Mexico St. 69

Arlington, Texas

Memphis, Tenn.

Dayton 55

3 Iowa State 93

7 UConn 89 Buffalo


4 Michigan St. 93 13 Delaware 78

ND St. 44

Final Four

16 Weber State 59

9 Oklahoma St. 77

Arizona 63

Florida 62

1 Arizona 68


INDIANAPOLIS – If the crew of growing-on-the-job freshmen at Kentucky find themselves in Dallas next week, nobody can tell them they didn’t take the toughest path possible. Their journey through the ups-and-downs of college basketball has been rough. And their road to the Final Four this year has looked, well, very much like the actual Final Four last year. Last week, the eighth-seeded Wildcats (2710) knocked off previously undefeated Wichita State. On Friday, they took down defending national champion Louisville. Next up, Sunday in the final of the brutal Midwest Regional, it’s Michigan. Yes, that’s three of last year’s Final Four teams in the span of eight days – all for a team that, according to coach John Calipari, is only starting to play this game the way it was meant to be played. “The only thing I can tell you is, we just keep moving on,” Calipari said. “The best thing about this for me as a coach is, I’ve continued to coach like it’s midseason.” In an attempt to get some positive response from his team, Calipari actually lengthened practices and made them more physical the past three or four weeks. He’s been doing some tweaking with strategy – and will need to do more with the likely absence of 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein with a left ankle injury. What are those tweaks? “I’m going to wait until it’s over and I’ll go through everything that we did and when I did it,” he said. “When you hear what I did, you’ll say: ‘Makes perfect sense.’ And then you’re going to ask: ‘Why didn’t you do it earlier?’ And I’m going

5 Cincinnati 57

Gonzaga 61

March 29-30


8 Memphis 71 9 G. Washington 66

Arizona 70

Elite Eight

March 20-21


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to tell you: ‘I don’t know. I should have.’ ” While Calipari keeps trying to figure out his Kentucky players, Michigan’s John Beilein will take a crack at it, as well. The second-seeded Wolverines (28-8) are young, too. They start three sophomores and one freshman, along with the only senior on the roster, Jordan Morgan Jr. Morgan took over for forward Mitch McGary when he had back surgery in January. McGary’s loss, along with the NBA departures of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., made Michigan somewhat overlooked for much of the season. Winning the Big Ten regular-season title by three games didn’t change that much. Losing the Big Ten tournament championship game to Michigan State dropped the Wolverines out of a top-seeding position and even farther out of the limelight. “Sometimes it gets personal when people talk about our inability to compete with people,” Morgan said. “And it’s like, we’ve been competing all year long.” While Kentucky has been looking at the Midwest Region from the middle, Michigan has been viewing it from the top. The Wolverines could advance to the Final Four without beating anyone higher than a No. 7 seed – Texas in the second round. “It’s a guess, that’s all it is,” Beilein said of the seedings. “And so, what it is, is, you’ve got eight teams right now, and these are the eight best teams in the country, no matter where they were seeded.” Hard to argue that in this region. The Wolverines are a team of spot-up jump shooters, led by sophomore Nik Stauskas, who averages 17.3 points a game.

1 Virginia 70 16 Coastal Car. 59

Elite Eight

Arizona 84

Steph.F. Austin 60

2 Kansas 80 15 Eastern Kent. 69

March 27-28

Second Round

St. Louis


10 Stanford 58

March 22-23

Sweet 16

March 27-28

Pittsburgh 45

Third Round


Wildcats took the hard way on the verge of Final Four

St. Louis

7 New Mexico 53

11 Tennessee 78

March 29-30

3 Syracuse 77 14 Western Mich. 53

16 Texas Southern 69

San Antonio


6 Ohio State 59

March 19

11 Iowa 65

Sweet 16

Florida 79

4 UCLA 76 13 Tulsa 59

March 18-19 Dayton, Ohio

March 19

16 Cal Poly 81


San Diego

5 VCU 75


Florida 61

First Round

Men’s Division I Basketball Championship

March 22-23

8 Colorado 48 9 Pittsburgh 77

Kentucky coach John Calipari speaks during an interview session Saturday in Indianapolis. Kentucky plays Michigan in the final on Sunday.

Third Round

ney favorite despite being seeded fourth. “There were people putting a fork in us, and then two

San Diego


1 Florida 67

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March 18

16 Albany (N.Y.) 71

Second Round

weeks later the president’s picking us to win the whole thing,” Izzo said about Barack Obama’s bracket for ESPN. The Spartans showed why by beating top-seeded Virginia on Friday in the sort of gritty, physical game Michigan State has so often won in March. Still, Izzo isn’t sure this group quite has the edge yet “that just refuses to lose” of some of his past teams – Appling is the guy who can provide that, and he’s not 100 percent. Since Izzo took over in 1995, every player he’s recruited who stayed four years has reached a Final Four. If the Spartans lose Sunday, Appling and Payne would be the ones who snapped that streak. To Izzo, players accept that pressure when they sign with Michigan State.

10 Arizona St. 85 2 Michigan 57 15 Wofford 40



Gators reach their fifth Final Four By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. – First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more. Try a national championship. Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final. The Gators reached their fifth Final Four after losing at this point in each of the past three NCAA tournaments. This time, they came in as the country’s top-ranked team and the overall No. 1 seed. Florida won its 30th straight game and improved to 36-2, topping the 35 wins by the 2007 national championship squad.

“I couldn’t be prouder and happier,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said after being drenched with water in the Gators’ locker room. “In a lot of ways, outside the Michigan game, we were close to being in three out of four Final Scott Wilbekin F o u r s r i g h t now, and that says a lot about these guys. But I think those experiences maybe helped us be a better team this year than maybe we would have if we’d have gotten to a couple of ones earlier.” Patric Young scored 12 points, and Michael Frazier II added 10 for Florida. The Gators will play either UConn or Michigan State in Arlington, Texas, in the national semifinal.

The celebration was a bit muted because a regional title isn’t the Gators’ end goal. “There’s more hunger within us, within this whole team to keep going,” Young said. Dyshawn Pierre led the Flyers with 18 points, including the final 11 for Dayton (26-11). Devin Oliver added 12 points. Dayton came in trying to become only the fourth 11 seed to advance to the Final Four. The Flyers had upset Ohio State and Syracuse in reaching their first regional final since 1984. They missed their second Final Four and first since 1967 as Florida held them to their lowest scoring game this season. Coach Archie Miller complimented the Gators, saying that just being on the floor with Florida gave Dayton a “big-time feeling.” “It’s always hard to lose the last game of the season, but

in the back of my mind, I’m not sure a team in the nation captured more people’s hearts than these guys did, and they did it the right way,” Miller said. The Flyers hit one more field goal than Florida (19-18), but the Gators outrebounded them, 37-26. They also had a massive edge at the free throw line (21 of 28) to (6 of 8). Florida finished the first half on a 15-1 run to take the lead for good, going up, 38-24. The Flyers opened the second half with two quick 3s to pull within eight, only to watch the Gators push their lead to 17 with 11:35 left on a layup by Young. The Flyers kept coming but couldn’t get closer than eight in the second half, the last at 58-50. The Gators went cold down the stretch, once missing five shots on one possession with five offensive rebounds.

Sean, Archie Miller now both out of the NCAA tourney • WISCONSIN Continued from page C1 Instead, Miller was sent to the sidelines on the same day his younger brother Archie’s Dayton Flyers lost to Florida in the South Region final. The first 40 minutes were a back-and-forth struggle between the only 1-2 seeds re-

maining in the regionals, with neither team leading by more than three points over the final 12:09 of regulation. Overtime was even more dramatic, with Arizona having an answer for just about everything Wisconsin did. Ben Brust hit a 3-pointer to put the Badgers up at the start of the extra session; Gordon answered with a 3 to tie it up

again at 57. Kaminsky scored inside and Gordon dunked at the other end for another tie. Kaminsky’s jumper and a free throw by Josh Gasser gave Wisconsin a 62-59 lead. Tarczewski’s two free throws and Jordin Mayes’ tip-in drew the Wildcats to 64-63 with 58 seconds left. T. J. McConnell’s jumper missed, but Arizona got the

offensive rebound and found Johnson, who missed and got called for the push-off on Gasser with 3 seconds left. Wisconsin inbounded on the baseline, but turned the ball over in a play reviewed by the referees. That set up the final play, with Pac-12 player of the year Johnson unable to bail out the Wildcats.


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Marian Central prepares for move By JOE STEVENSON Marian Central’s athletes and fans may need some time to adjust and learn about fellow members in its new conference for the 2014-15 school year. The Suburban Christian Conference is dissolving, with about half the schools joining the Metro Suburban while the rest will join the Chicago Catholic League, except for Marian. The Hurricanes kept communication lines open with the East Suburban Catholic Conference and were accepted in November. The ESCC will have 12 schools for most boys sports and 13 for girls. When fall sports start, the league will not have divisions for football, but volleyball will have two divisions. Football will not be changed a great deal other than adding another heavy hitter, Marian, to an already powerful lineup. The ESCC will leave the first two weeks of the season open for nonconference games, then play seven conference games. That means each school will not play two ESCC members, which turn out to be Benet Academy and Marist for Marian for the next two seasons. “We’re not playing two of the bigger schools, I suppose that’s an advantage,” Hurricanes football coach Ed Brucker said. “It’s tough to say. We’re hoping we can come in and compete with them. I don’t have a lot of tape on a lot of teams.” Marian, which has been a Class 5A powerhouse, joins Benet, Carmel, Joliet Catholic, Marian Catholic, Marist, Nazareth, Niles Notre Dame, St. Patrick and St. Viator for football. Marist, with a 2,915 enrollment with the IHSA multiplier, is the largest ESCC school, while Benet (2,204) is in the top four. Marian (1,136) will be the smallest school. “There’s no easy week out

By the numbers School Enroll. Mult. Enroll. Benet 1,336 2,204 Carmel 1,346 2,220 Joliet Ca. 718 1,184 Marian Ca. 1,317 2,173 Marian Ce. 689 1,136 Marist 1,767 2,915 Nazareth 801 1,321 Niles ND 1,586 2,616 St. Patrick 1,420 2,343 St. Viator 971 1,602 Note: Providence (1,114/1,838) Bishop McNamara (366/604) do not play football, but compete in most other boys and girls sports in the ESCC. there,” Brucker said. “Every week you’re going to get beat up. We’re going to have to have some depth.” The Suburban Christian Conference offered some challenges with fluctuating divisions depending on the sport. Some teams were in the SCC Blue Division for one sport, but in the SCC Gold for another. The ESCC has some schools, like Fenwick and Bishop McNamara, which play football in the Chicago Catholic League, then play other boys sports in the ESCC. A few sports will have divisions, while many will go with single round-robin formats and no divisions. Marian athletic director Drew Potthoff said baseball and softball will have double round-robin formats, but no divisions. Potthoff said the scheduling for a new conference has gone relatively well. “The fall’s almost done,” Potthoff said. “It hasn’t been that bad, once we were in. I started meeting with the [ESCC ADs] and going over the schedules. The main thing now is we’re trying to fill some nonconference things.”


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Winning isn’t only requirement to retain a coach • COACHES Continued from page C1 Woodstock athletic director Glen Wilson disagreed, saying it was time for the program to have a new voice. Wilson used the same terminology this week in a text message, again stating that he appreciated what Hammond had done for Woodstock’s program. But Wilson also maintained winning isn’t the only requirement involved in the decision to retain a coach. “There are many factors that define a head coach’s expectations to create a comprehensive, positive and successful experience for the students,” Wilson wrote in a text message. “It is indeed, many times, a lot of work for both the coach and the students, but they both do so because they love it.” Former Jacobs football coach Dean Schlueter insists, however, that how much coaches have on their plate is underestimated by most. That workload, he said, can become all-consuming, keeping coaches from dwelling on whether they are winning enough. Schlueter, who now coaches Cary-Grove’s sophomore football team, was fired at Jacobs in 2009 after 13 seasons. During his tenure, the Golden Eagles went 55-68 and reached the playoffs four times. In each of his final two seasons, however, Jacobs finished 2-7, leading to Schlueter’s dismissal. Whether job security enters a coach’s thinking during difficult times, Schlueter said, can depend on an administrator’s vision for a school’s athletic program. It’s almost impossible, Schlueter said, to always know what bosses are thinking, making communication a critical part of the formula. “Every coach wants to win and do their very best and I think that’s what most coaches are most concerned with,” Schlueter said. “You try not to worry about the things that

aren’t in your control. You worry more about the process and hopefully, the results take care of themselves.” Crystal Lake South athletic director Jason Bott said, while he expects his coaches to work hard and live up to a mission statement that stresses motivating and teaching athletes to be respectful and resilient, he can’t envision a scenario in which he would dismiss a coach for simply not reaching a certain win-loss standard. “I don’t really preach winning and losing with my coaches in any capacity,” Bott said. “Some seasons are going to be successful and some seasons aren’t, but (the important thing) is what lessons are we teaching through athletics. “So I don’t really gauge wins and losses at all. That’s not really the end-product of anything we want to stress through our athletic program.” Public school coaches, unlike their private school counterparts, say that they have no control over the talent that enters their program. When there’s a shortage, the expectation becomes for coaches to work with what they have. But success often comes at the expense of teams not being able to stack up talentwise with the competition. Whether that registers with administrators in a position to decide who they hire and fire can’t be predicted. Russell counted five times during her final meeting with administrators when she was told D-C was choosing to move in a different direction. Each time, she asked why that was true. The final time she asked, she was told that her teams didn’t win enough. As much as she tried to defend her body of work, Russell realized the decision to let her go had already been made. “You’re kind of in a helpless situation,” Russell said. “But it’s their decision and you have to deal with it.” Getting over it isn’t easy. Schlueter said coaches become consumed with

building a program, making it difficult when their efforts don’t translate to winning. While many factors go into the decision whether to retain a coach, often, it comes down to a program’s success. “It’s tough to hear (that you’re fired),” Schlueter said. “It’s tough when you do the very best you can and try and do it the right way. But at least I didn’t have any regrets and I feel OK. I think most coaches feel OK with what they’re trying to do.” Sometimes, though, that’s not enough. A year after the Chargers finished second in the FVC Valley Division, Russell said she didn’t see her dismissal coming. In time, she came to accept the decision, but not before she recounted the work she put in to ensure that the Chargers won. Russell never considered that if they didn’t, she would be fired. “I would imagine, if I had been there for six years and we never had a winning season, that would build on you,” Russell said. “You’ve got pressure on you – the parents want to win, the administration at the school, the students (all want to win). Someone has to answer for that I guess you’re the one in charge.” Scott Morris, who started coaching in 1984 and who has spent the past seven years running McHenry’s girls basketball program, senses a shift in expectations. Morris’ team didn’t post a winning record until his fifth season with the Warriors. Since then, McHenry has registered two winning seasons in its past three before finishing 13-17 this past season. Morris said, at least in his district, “winning” can be defined in terms of finishing above .500, capturing conference and/or regional championships and advancing to the state tournament. But he wrote in a text message that meeting that standard should not cause a coach to seek out weaker competition to attain

a certain record each year. “That’s not what we want as a coach,” Morris wrote. Like many coaches, Morris struggles to get girls out for his team. Although he has found a way to start to turn things around at McHenry, the pressure to consistently put a winning program on the floor certainly exists. Morris said the increased number of players competing for AAU programs to which parents pay big money for their kids to play for winning teams has changed the culture of high school programs. That has turned the spotlight on the coaches running those teams. “I think the overall hope for a lot of these programs is that, as coaches, we are expected to win a little bit more than say, 10 or 15 years ago,” said Morris, who added he has never had a discussion about job security with his boss. “But it always seems to come in cycles. You get two or three good years, you get a nice group of kids in and you hope to maintain that. But it’s tough.” Despite an apparent shift toward winning, most coaches aren’t willing to win at all costs. But what can be construed as a mixed message, administrators who expect coaches to stay within boundaries of fair play can also expect that the same coach consistently turns out a winning program. When they don’t, the message heard by Hammond, Russell and Schlueter that change is needed rises to the forefront, often catching coaches off-guard. “Is it fair? Life’s not fair,” Schlueter said. “I think one of the experiences you can teach your players is that life isn’t always fair and that it’s about how you deal with it. “Again, there are going to be things that are going to be out of your control that aren’t necessarily fair. But you’ve got to be able to deal with them and deal with them with dignity.”

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Beattie, Van Vlierbergen win titles at Illinois Prep Top Times NORTHWEST HERALD Woodstock’s Maura Beattie and Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen are definitely ready for the outdoor track and field season. The two ended their indoor seasons on high notes Saturday at the Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Classic at Illinois Wesleyan’s Sherk Center. Beattie won the Class 2A 3,200 meters and Van Vlierbergen won the Class 3A 800 and took second in the 1,600. The Top Times meet is considered the unofficial indoor state meet. Beattie won the Class 2A 3,200 in 10:49.44, which Woodstock boys track coach Matt McCulley said was the second-fastest Class 2A girls race

in that meet, behind only her sister Kayla’s 10:14 in 2010. “It went really well. I’m glad with that time, I just tried to stay consistent with my lap pace [at 40 seconds each 200-meter lap],” Beattie said. “I was focused on getting under 11:00. This lets me know my winter training paid off, and I’m in a good spot heading into the outdoors.” Beattie won the Class 2A 3,200 at the IHSA Girls Track and Field State Meet last season, a title she will try to defend in May. Van Vlierbergen set a Class 3A meet record with a 2:11.80 in the 800, winning by almost seven seconds. She then came back and ran 4:59.68 to take second in the 1,600.

“I definitely wasn’t expecting a 2:11, that’s really exciting,” Van Vlierbergen said. “It helped that it’s a 200-meter track and I could wear spikes. I just wanted to go out as fast as I could and see what happened. I wondered right up to the 1,600 if I was going to run it, but I thought I could handle it. That 4:59 was awesome.” Marengo senior Allie Sprague took third in the Class 2A 800 meters and junior Kitty Allen was sixth in the 3,200. Hampshire’s Caitlin Graff, Elizabeth Evans, Natalia Stzuk Vel Stzukowski and Trish Dumoulin were third in the 4x400 relay and Elizabeth Pagan was fourth in the long jump. McHenry’s Lauren Opatrny took sixth in the Class 3A 1,600.

In Class 2A boys, Marengo’s Jarrell Jackson took fourth in the 60 meters. In Class 3A boys, Crystal Lake South’s David Lenzini was fourth in the 800, Crystal Lake Central’s Ryan Pitner was fourth in the 1,600 and Cary-Grove’s Ricky Hurley was fourth in the shop put. South’s Kyle Hedge was fifth in the shot put.

Giants. O’Halleran (1-0) gave up just two hits, while striking out five and walking no one. Cody Nelson went 2 for 4 with a run batted in and a run. In their second game, the Giants were held to just a run on three hits. John Judson took the lost after pitching 5⅓ innings, giving up only two hits and no earned runs. Nelson added the team’s lone RBI and Jasper Olivarez went 1 for 2 with a double and a run.

Mariah Dionne got the win pitching five innings giving up three runs and striking out 11. Taylor Carlson, Gabbi Markison and Rebecca Schultz all had two RBIs in the game. Marengo managed just two hits against Sterling. Sterling scored all of their runs in the third inning. Jessica Turner and Dionne each had a hit for Marengo.

Sterling, the Indians played two games winning the against Beecher and falling to Sterling, 3-0. Against Beecher, the Indians scored in every inning and

Cary-Grove led 1-0 at half, but Batavia scored in second half to earn the tie. Emma Baker scored the lone goal for the Trojans, with Jenni Phillips adding an assist.

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Teravainen can learn from Kruger

Emotion, energy keys to last 10 games

By MARK LAZERUS Chicago Sun-Times Marcus Kruger thought he was done, the 2010-11 season behind him. He figured he could spend the rest of the spring and summer getting his mind and body right for what he hoped would be his first NHL training camp and his first season in North America. Then he got a surprising phone call. “They asked me if I wanted to come here, and, of course, you get excited,” Kruger said. “That wasn’t something I expected.” He didn’t expect the Blackhawks to bring him over from Sweden as a 20-year-old rookie with 10 games left in the regular season. He certainly didn’t expect the Hawks to throw him into the fire for seven regular-season games in the middle of a playoff push. And he really didn’t expect to play in five of seven games in an epic first-round series against the Vancouver Canucks. He even played in Game 7, and coach Joel Quenneville recalled him being one of the Hawks’ best players that night. It burned the first year of his entry-level contract, but it was thrilling – and invaluable – for Kruger. “We were pushing for a playoff spot, and I just got right into it and tried to do my best,” he said. “Playing those games and those intense playoff games against Vancouver was huge for me. I proved to myself that I could play on that level. That was big for me. It’s similar to what Teuvo is going through right now.” Teuvo, of course, is Teuvo Teravainen, the Hawks’ prized

By JOE COWLEY Chicago Sun-Times

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New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) hooks Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) during the second period Feb. 27 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Next for the Hawks

the transition. But getting those games, proving to myself that I could play, that was the biggest Hawks at part.” Pittsburgh, Kruger played in the 200th 6:30 p.m. Sun- game of his career Friday, and day, NBCSN, he has established himself as AM-720 a shutdown defender and penalty-killer, entrenched on the Hawks’ so-called fourth line. 19-year-old rookie. Like Kruger, The Hawks envision a different Teravainen came to Chicago career path for Teravainen: a at the end of his season in Eu- high-end skill player expected rope. Like Kruger, he has been to fill their long-standing void at thrown right into the mix. And second-line center. like Kruger, it should pay diviBut when he first came over, dends next fall. Kruger was considered an of“Just coming over, it helped fensive weapon, too. He had led to know the guys and know ev- his team in scoring in Europe eryone around the team,” Kru- with six goals and 29 assists in ger said. “That helped me with 52 games, and he got a long look

at second-line center during his first full NHL season in 2011-12. “Back in Sweden, I had a bit more of an offensive role maybe, but my strength has always been the two-way game,” Kruger said. “So I knew it was going to be tough to go right in there and play in a top-six role.” Two hundred games in and at only 23 years old, Kruger still craves a top-six spot. For now, though, he’ll keep relishing the role he has. “Of course, I want to play there and want to get more time up there and prove I can do that, but it’s all about winning,” Kruger said.”The only thing more fun than scoring goals is winning.”

Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is only in his third NBA season, but he’s well aware of what time of the year it is. With 10 regular-season games left and a playoff seed to grab, it’s time for the Bulls to flip the switch. “We are a team that’s built on emotion,” Butler said. “It’s huge for us. We do a lot of different things, but emotion goes into a lot of that. I feel like we’re a team that whenever we get riled up, get to that level, the game changes for us.” Coming off a 91-74 home loss Friday to the Trail Blazers, it needs to change. Luckily for the Bulls, they don’t merely have an ordinary ball of energy to feed off; they have one who stands 6-11. “Joakim [Noah] is our leader, and he brings the energy,” guard D.J. Augustin said. “Especially this time of year, when so much matters. That’s very important for this team, more than any team I can remember playing on.” Not only does Noah bring intensity to the locker room and the court, but he brings the “hatred” he often talks about. There’s a reason the Bulls play some of their best basketball against the Pacers and Heat, the top two teams in the Eastern Conference: Noah can’t stand either team. That also might be why the Bulls have struggled against the Western Conference this

76ers end 26-game skid, pound Pistons PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers snapped their NBA record-tying, 26-game losing streak, routing the Detroit Pistons 123-98 on Saturday night to avoid establishing the longest skid in U.S. major pro sports history. Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young each scored 21 points for the 76ers, who won for the first time in exactly two months and did it with surprising ease, leading by as much as 32 points. They also ended an 18game home losing streak, which was one shy of another NBA record.

Next for the Bulls Bulls at Boston, 6 p.m. Sunday, WGN, AM1000 season, going only 12-17. Maybe there are too many handshakes before games with players they see only twice a season. “That mentality Jo brings can be the difference in a game,” Augustin said. “Just that energy, that emotion to get to the loose ball, blocking a shot. It not only gets the fans into the game, but it gives us that energy that we need to bring out. It’s very important for this group.”

Bears in position to draft best players available in early rounds • ARKUSH Continued from page C1 With eight players already competing for three or four spots at end, and a lack of talent and depth inside, should the Bears waste Houston at end? Or, looking at it another way, having guaranteed Allen, Houston and Young $34.35 million collectively, do you really want one of them on the bench at all times if all three are playing end? Houston at tackle with Ratliff, and Allen and Young at end probably puts your four best linemen on the field. Other than being older than you’d like, which is a theme everywhere on this roster, it leaves you with no real need to draft high on the defensive line. While the Bears could use depth in a number of areas, the most obvious screaming needs right now are for two starting safeties, a successor to Tillman, backups who can contribute something imme-

diately at tight end, running back, wide receiver and a swing tackle, if Britton is not re-signed, who might eventually push Jordan Mills. The way most draft boards are stacked right now, it’s quite possible the best players available at 14 could be safeties Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Calvin Pryor, cornerback Justin Gilbert or tight end Eric Ebron, and it’s very likely the best player at 51 will be a wideout or offensive tackle. Is the best player available also being a fit for your club’s greatest need too much to ask for in the first few rounds? It appears to shape up that way for the Bears. I don’t pretend to know what Emery is thinking when it comes to the draft, but I sure hope he’s thinking safety, or at least secondary in the first round.

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Young team means lots of teaching for Ventura By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN

Opening Day

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The Cubs’ Starlin Castro hits as Arizona’s Miguel Montero catches during the second inning of an exhibition game Saturday in Phoenix.


More at stake this season Cubs need Rizzo, Castro to be models fast By GORDON WITTENMYER MESA, Ariz. – As much as Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro are looking for big bounce-back seasons this year for the Cubs, the team has even more at stake. Mostly time and money – and not the $101 million tied up in 14 contract years between the young building-block players. If they produce and become as established and successful as at least Castro seemed to be before last year, then the Cubs are back in business with the progress of their baseball plan. “It’s hugely important,” team president Theo Epstein said. “If those two guys can be thriving, very successful major-league players who have already gone through their adversity and made adjustments, and they’re comfortable enough with their own success and their own place in the game to lead even at young ages, that will be really important for our young players making their debuts in the next couple years. “It provides some cover in

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the lineup. It provides some strong veteran examples of how to act and how to behave themselves. It just takes some of the pressure off. “If you can help it, you don’t want your young players coming up and having to carry too big of a burden for the team.” With Alfonso Soriano, Ryan Dempster, Kerry Wood and Derrek Lee long gone, good luck finding an established, All-Star-caliber role model in the Cubs’ clubhouse – much less one who’s going to be a Cub for more than a few months. The Cubs banked on two of those players in this process being Castro, a two-time AllStar who struggled with too many hitting coaches in his ear last year, and Rizzo, the slugging first baseman they gave up a premier pitching prospect (Andrew Cashner) to acquire. “That’s what I’m looking

for,” Castro said. “And for me and Rizzo to be the guys that you say, ‘Oh, Rizzo, you can tell something to that guy.’ . . . There has to be [at least] one Latin here that can say something, one American guy that can say something to the guys.’’ Castro saw that when he came up in 2010, with Soriano taking him under his wing. “It’s really important,” he said. “That’s what I try to be.” He sounds confident he’ll return to past performance levels this year, feeling strong and ready after weeks of rehabbing a hamstring injury. Rizzo’s not sure exactly what the definition of a bounce-back year is after hitting 23 homers with 80 RBI in his first full season in the majors. But he doesn’t deny that his near-worst-in-themajors hitting with men in scoring position and overall inconsistencies were issues. “Absolutely,” said Rizzo, who has raked most of the spring. “Obviously, you want to get off to a good start . . . and having us kind of get the big years, the so-to-say monster years, and set the tone. We want to set the tone early, especially for this organiza-

tion and being the quote-unquote core of it, you want to be the guy that everyone looks to every day and every night. “It’s setting the foundation. We want to win, too. So it’s about winning. It’s about being professional. It’s really not about just me and Castro, though.” No, for now at least, it is. The kids could be coming fast. And if the big-league support system isn’t there, the competitive timeline could start to lose ground. “The ideal way to break guys in is what we did with Dustin Pedroia [in Boston],” Epstein said, “where he was hitting down in the order and we told him, ‘It’s your job, and if you’re hitting a buck-fifty at the end of May, it’s still your job.’ And he took us up on it.” By the end of 2007, Pedroia was a rookie of the year, hitting .317 with a .380 on-base percentage for a World Series champion. “It’s not always possible,” Epstein said, “but in an ideal world, we’d have some of those guys in-house and can bring in some from the outside, too.”

vs. Minnesota, 3:10 p.m. Monday, CSN, AM-670

Robin Ventura guided the White Sox through a divisional race during his first year as manager and a free fall toward 100 losses in his second, so he already has navigated through a range of circumstances in two strenuous seasons. This one will be a whole new adventure. The Sox are in something of a rebuilding phase, so Ventura has reached for his educator’s cap and will play the role of guidance counselor as the Sox transition into a year of change. “We’re younger than we have been in the past,” general manager Rick Hahn said. “We have some guys in Chicago with less big-league experience, and Robin and the rest of the staff is embracing the opportunity to instruct and teach and mold this next unit at the big-league level, which was less of a priority with the veteran clubs he’s had the last couple of years. He’s embraced this role, and I think he’s really enjoying it.” Ventura agrees. The Sox think they can be something of a rebuilding/competing hybrid, knowing they’re not stacked talent-wise standing next to the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central, but they haven’t stripped the cupboard bare, either. With a Cy Young contender (Chris Sale) and maybe enough pitching behind him to go with some promising young position players, they know there’s enough to distance themselves from the “bag this for now and win later” plan the Cubs have mapped out. “Win games,” Ventura said when asked how he measures success even in the context of the retooling phase the Sox are in. “You have to win games. That’s the name of the game.”

Teaching them how is Ventura’s work order. He’s more than fine with it, and Hahn said Ventura has enough tough-love qualities to handle it. “There’s fun with that,” Ventura said. ‘‘There’s energy that comes with that. There’s guys who are trying to prove themselves and show they belong here and make a career and stay a long time. There’s a certain amount of excitement with that.” Five Sox in the lineup Monday will be playing on an Opening Day roster for the first time, including possibly the first four hitters in the lineup: Adam Eaton, Marcus Semien, Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia. That’s a lot of newbies. “It’s different that they’re younger,” Ventura said. “There’s more teaching going on and conversations you don’t necessarily have to have with older guys. But it’s still fun.” And Ventura is good with that. “That’s part of it we didn’t have the last couple of years,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s fun. You do it as a player – as you get older, you have those conversations with younger guys. But it’s also exciting that there are guys who are starting out on their career and you’ve got to kind of steer them in the right direction. “There’s a little bit of patience, and there’s the other side, too. They have to understand what it is. It is a business and a job and everything that goes with it. It can be fun. But you’ve got to get your work in and do it right.”

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura (left) talks to third baseman Matt Davidson (22) before a spring training game against Oakland on March 18 in Glendale, Ariz.


DePaul falls to Texas A&M in Nebraska Regional semis Storrs, Conn.

1 UConn 87 16 Prairie View 44 9 Saint Joseph’s 67

Los Angeles College Station, Tex.

12 BYU 72

6 Gonzaga 63 11 James Madison 72

14 N. Dakota 55

Durham, N.C. Seattle

16 Cal St. Northridge 58

J. Madison 69 Texas A&M 84 Texas A&M 85 DePaul 74


California 56

So. Carolina 78

Tennessee 67 Tennessee

So. Carolina Oregon St. 69

Mar. 30 12 p.m.

Mar. 30 6:30 p.m.

Mich. St. 53

N. Carolina 62 Florida 61



Stanford, Calif.

Louisville, Ky.

Apr. 1

Apr. 1

Penn St. Penn St. 83 Florida St. 44

Texas 64

Stanford 63

1 Tennessee 70 16 Northwestern St. 46 9 So. California 68 5 Texas 79 12 Penn 61

Maryland 69 13 Army 52 Iowa 53

6 Iowa 87 11 Marist 65 3 Louisville 88

Louisville 83 14 Idaho 42 LSU 76

All times EDT Stanford

15 Western Ky. 74

4 Maryland 90


Mar. 30 2:30 p.m.

Mar. 30 4:30 p.m.

10 Fordham 63

8 St. John’s 71 St. John’s 51


N. Carolina

7 California 64

2 Baylor 87

Baylor 90 Baylor 75

2 Stanford 81 15 S. Dakota 62

3 Kentucky 106 Kentucky 64 14 Wright St. 60

7 LSU 98 10 Georgia Tech 78 2 West Virginia 76

LSU West Vir. 67

15 Albany (NY) 61 AP

Baton Rouge, La.

7 Iowa St. 44 10 Florida St. 55

National Championship

6 Syracuse 59 11 Chattanooga 53

Kentucky 72

Duke 65

3 Penn St. 62 14 Wichita St. 56

Syracuse 59

April 8

DePaul 65

Purdue 66

13 Akron 55

Iowa City, Iowa

6 Dayton 69 11 Florida 83

Texas A&M


5 Oklahoma St. 61 12 FGCU 60 4 Purdue 84

Okla. St. 72

Mar. 31 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 31 9:30 p.m.

8 Vanderbilt 61

Okla. St. 73

Notre Dame, Ind.

Lincoln, Neb.

4 N. Carolina 60 13 UT Martin 58


Nebraska 76

April 6

16 Robert Morris 42

Arizona St. 67 9 Arizona St. 69

Notre Dame


March 22-23

1 Notre Dame 93

College Park, Md.

5 Michigan St. 91 12 Hampton 61

Mar. 31-Apr.1

Final Four BYU 51

8 Middle Tenn. 36 9 Oregon St. 55

Notre Dame 84

Notre Dame 89

First Round

Knoxville, Tenn.

1 So. Carolina 73

Elite Eight


BYU 80

2 Duke 87 15 Winthrop 45

Elite Eight

Saint Joseph’s 52

March 24-25

Waco, Texas

10 Oklahoma 100

March 29-30

Mar. 31-Apr.1

3 Texas A&M 70

7 DePaul 104

Chapel Hill, N.C.

UConn 70

Second Round

Sweet 16

UConn 91

4 Nebraska 74 13 Fresno St. 55

Sweet 16

March 29-30

8 Georgia 57

5 N. Carolina St 57

Univ. Park, Pa.

March 24-25

Lexington, Ky.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 19 points to lead four Connecticut players in double figures, and the defending national champion Huskies shook off BYU early in the second half to win the Nebraska Regional semifinal. The Huskies (37-0), winners of 43 straight, need a win over Texas A&M on Monday night to reach the Final Four for the seventh straight year. Moriah Jefferson had 11 for the top-seeded Huskies. Kim Beeston led the 12-seeded Cougars (28-7) with 16 points, and Morgan Bailey added 14.

March 22-23

Second Round

West Lafayette, Ind.

Connecticut 70, Brigham Young 51: At Lincoln, Neb.,

Natalie Achonwa got Notre Dame going early and never let up as she finished with 23 points and Jewell Loyd added 20 to lead the Fighting Irish to a victory over Oklahoma State. Notre Dame (35-0) is a victory away from its fifth straight Final Four berth, while the Cowgirls (25-9) missed a chance to advance to a regional final for the first time in school history. They fell to 0-3 in regional semifinals. To get to the Final Four, the top-seeded Irish will have to beat Baylor, the last team to knockoff Notre Dame at home. Baylor 90, Kentucky 72: At South Bend, Ind., Odyssey Sims scored 25 points, including her 1,000th this season, to lead No. 2 seed Baylor to a rout of third-seeded Kentucky. Sims became only the second player to reach that milestone in a single season. She is 41 points behind Jackie Stiles’ record of 1,062 for one year set in 2001. The Wildcats came away with a 133-130 four-overtime victory back in December. This one fell far short of matching that thriller as Sims and Baylor (32-4) put the game away by the half. DeNesha Stallworth scored 19 points to lead Kentucky (26-9).

First Round

Toledo, Ohio

LINCOLN, Neb. – Courtney Walker scored 25 points, and Texas A&M beat DePaul, 84-65, on Saturday night to advance to the Nebraska Regional final of the NCAA women’s tournament. The Aggies (27-8) led by 14 points at halftime and turned back two DePaul runs to move to a Monday night game against defending national champion Connecticut. DePaul (29-7) shot 40 percent, 28 percent in the first half, and struggled defensively against the physical Aggies. Jasmine Penny had 16 of her 24 points in the second half and Megan Rogowski added 14 points for the Blue Demons.

Women’s Division I Basketball Championship

NOTRE DAME REGIONAL Notre Dame 89, Oklahoma State 72: At South Bend, Ind.,

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Johnson recognizes Hendrick links to Martinsville raceway




at Boston 6 p.m. WGN AM-1000

GB — 1½ 10½ 11½ 13 14 17 20½

New York 30 43 .411 Cleveland 29 45 .392 Detroit 26 47 .356 Boston 23 49 .319 Orlando 21 52 .288 Philadelphia 16 57 .219 Milwaukee 14 59 .192 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct x-San Antonio 57 16 .781 x-Oklahoma City 53 19 .736 d-L.A. Clippers 52 22 .703 Houston 49 23 .681 Portland 47 27 .635 Golden State 45 27 .625 Phoenix 44 29 .603 Memphis 43 29 .597

GB — 3½ 5½ 7½ 10½ 11½ 13 13½

Dallas Minnesota New Orleans Denver Sacramento L.A. Lakers Utah

13½ 20 25 25 32 32½ 34

44 36 32 32 25 24 23

30 35 41 41 48 48 50

.595 .507 .438 .438 .342 .333 .315

22 23½ 26 28½ 31 36 38

d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

Johnson and the other team members didn’t know of the crash until the race was over. “I look back on that day a lot and think about how things went down,” Johnson said. “NASCAR called all four cars to pit lane. We get to pit lane, and there are police officers standing around our cars, and I’m like ‘What in the world has happened?’ Normally there are NASCAR officials, not police officers. “I walk through that from time to time. I hope to never ever go

New York Semifinals Tuesday, April 1 Minnesota (23-13) vs. Florida State (22-13), 6 p.m. Clemson (23-13) vs. SMU (26-9), 8:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 3 Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.

CBI GLANCE Championship Series (Best-of-3) (x-if necessary) Monday, March 31 Siena (18-17) at Fresno State (20-16), 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 Fresno State at Siena, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5 x-Fresno State at Siena, TBA

CIT GLANCE Semifinals Tuesday, April 1 Yale (22-12) at VMI (22-12), 6 p.m. Pacific (18-15) at Murray State (21-11), 8 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 3 Semifinal winners, TBD


NOTRE DAME REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Notre Dame, Ind. Saturday, March 29 Baylor 90, Kentucky 72 Notre Dame 89, Okalahoma State 72 Regional Championship Monday, March 31 Baylor (32-4) vs. Notre Dame (35-0), 6:30 p.m.

MIDWEST REGIONAL Regional Championship Sunday, March 30 Michigan (28-8) vs. Kentucky (27-10), 4:05 p.m. WEST REGIONAL Regional Championship Saturday, March 29 Wisconsin 64, Arizona 63 OT

LOUISVILLE REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Louisville, Ky. Sunday, March 30 Tennessee (28-5) vs. Maryland (26-6), 11 a.m. Louisville (32-4) vs. LSU (21-12), 1:30 p.m.

NIT GLANCE Quarterfinals Sunday, March 30 Indiana (21-12) at South Dakota State (25-9), 2 p.m. South Florida (22-12) at Mississipi State (22-13), 5 p.m. Monday, March 31 Rutgers (25-9) at Bowling Green (30-4), 6 p.m. Washington (20-13) at UTEP (27-7), 8 p.m.



Championship Saturday, March 29 Illinois-Chicago 73, Stephen F. Austin 64

At Madison Square Garden

through anything like that again.” Thankfully for Johnson and the Hendrick organization, there are also many great memories of the 0.526-mile oval. Johnson has added seven more victories on the track, teammate Jeff Gordon also has won eight times and Geoff Bodine gave the fledgling team its first victory on the paper clip 30 years ago. It all makes the oldest track in NASCAR’s top series an emotional stop no matter what.


STANFORD REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Stanford, Calif. Sunday, March 30 Stanford (30-3) vs. Penn State (24-7), 3:30 p.m. South Carolina (29-4) vs. North Carolina (26-9), 6 p.m.

EAST REGIONAL Regional Championship Sunday, March 30 UConn (29-8) vs. Michigan State (29-8), 1:20 p.m. SOUTH REGIONAL Regional Championship Saturday, March 29 Florida 62, Dayton 52

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2 p.m.: IRL, IndyCar Series, Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, at St. Petersburg, Fla., ABC 10 p.m.: NHRA, Nationals, at Las Vegas, ESPN2


Jimmie Johnson (far right) celebrates with his crew and car owner Rick Hendrick AUTO RACING (left) after winning the Coke 400 on July 6 at Daytona International Speedway in Noon: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, STP 500, at Martinsville, Daytona Beach, Fla. Va., Fox

Monday, March 31 Regional Championship UConn (37-0) vs. Texas A&M (27-8), 8:30 p.m.


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ON TAP SUNDAY AP file photo

LINCOLN REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Lincoln, Neb. Saturday, March 29 UConn 70, BYU 51 Texas A&M 84, DePaul 65


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



Saturday’s Results Philadelphia 123, Detroit 98 L.A. Clippers 118, Houston 107 Washington 101, Atlanta 97 Dallas 103, Sacramento 100 Miami 88, Milwaukee 67 San Antonio 96, New Orleans 80 Sunday’s Games Bulls at Boston, 6 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 2 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 2 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. New York at Golden State, 8 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 8 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Friday’s Results Portland 91, Bulls 74 Orlando 110, Charlotte 105, OT Washington 91, Indiana 78 Toronto 105, Boston 103 Brooklyn 108, Cleveland 97 Miami 110, Detroit 78 Minnesota 143, L.A. Lakers 107 Oklahoma City 94, Sacramento 81 New Orleans 102, Utah 95 San Antonio 133, Denver 102 Phoenix 112, New York 88 Golden State 100, Memphis 93

BOSTON 7 p.m. CSN AM-1000

at Rockford 4 p.m. WCUU



The Associated Press

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct y-Indiana 52 21 .712 y-Miami 50 22 .694 x-Toronto 41 31 .569 x-Bulls 40 32 .556 Brooklyn 38 33 .535 Washington 38 35 .521 Charlotte 35 38 .479 Atlanta 31 41 .431


at Pittsburgh 6:30 p.m. NBCSN AM-720

By HANK KURZ Jr. MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jimmie Johnson doesn’t dwell on the negatives when he thinks about himself or his Hendrick Motorsports team when it comes to Martinsville Speedway, and that’s more than understandable. He has won eight times at the track in 24 career starts. The first of them, however, was hardly a day for celebration. It was Oct. 24, 2004, the day a plane carrying 10 members of the Hendrick Motorsports family on their way to the race crashed in fog-shrouded mountains a few miles from the speedway. No one survived and so when Johnson prepares to return to NASCAR’s smallest track, his thoughts drift in many directions. “Like today,” he said. “I flew up. It’s overcast. It’s cloudy. The whole week leading into Martinsville, I’ve been excited about coming here to race and feel like we have a great chance to win. I wake up this morning and it’s overcast, and I just can’t help but think of the airplane incident.” Among those lost in the crash were Ricky Hendrick, son of team owner Rick Hendrick, and John Hendrick, the owner’s brother.






Saturday At TPC San Antonio San Antonio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 Third Round Steven Bowditch 69-67-68—204 -12 Matt Kuchar 70-72-65—207 -9 Andrew Loupe 67-70-70—207 -9 Pat Perez 68-71-69—208 -8 Kevin Na 70-70-69—209 -7 Daniel Summerhays 72-68-70—210 -6 Chad Collins 71-66-73—210 -6 Ryan Palmer 72-71-68—211 -5 Zach Johnson 70-71-70—211 -5 Will MacKenzie 69-72-70—211 -5 Jim Furyk 70-74-68—212 -4 Geoff Ogilvy 74-69-69—212 -4 Jerry Kelly 71-71-70—212 -4 Stephen Ames 74-71-68—213 -3 Jordan Spieth 75-70-68—213 -3 Bo Van Pelt 69-73-71—213 -3 Andrew Svoboda 73-73-67—213 -3 Chesson Hadley 69-73-71—213 -3 Wes Roach 75-66-72—213 -3 Freddie Jacobson 70-70-73—213 -3 Carl Pettersson 70-73-71—214 -2 Brice Garnett 70-73-71—214 -2 Justin Hicks 69-73-72—214 -2 Russell Knox 74-70-71—215 -1 Charley Hoffman 70-75-70—215 -1 William McGirt 72-71-72—215 -1 Martin Flores 71-71-73—215 -1 Trevor Immelman 70-71-74—215 -1 Brendon Todd 71-76-68—215 -1 Briny Baird 72-72-72—216 E Brendon de Jonge 73-72-71—216 E Justin Leonard 76-69-71—216 E Michael Thompson 70-75-71—216 E Seung-Yul Noh 69-76-71—216 E

Saturday At Aviara Golf Club Carlsbad, Calif. Purse: $1.7 million Yardage: 6,593; Par: 72 Third Round Lizette Salas 69-68-69—206 -10 Cristie Kerr 68-68-70—206 -10 Anna Nordqvist 73-68-67—208 -8 Ayako Uehara 70-71-67—208 -8 Shanshan Feng 68-71-69—208 -8 Dori Carter 70-64-74—208 -8 Eun-Hee Ji 71-73-65—209 -7 Chella Choi 74-65-70—209 -7 Lexi Thompson 69-70-70—209 -7 Stacy Lewis 70-66-73—209 -7 P.K. Kongkraphan 72-73-65—210 -6 Karrie Webb 75-68-67—210 -6 Azahara Munoz 69-72-69—210 -6 Julieta Granada 70-70-70—210 -6 Ashleigh Simon 71-69-70—210 -6 Mo Martin 70-74-67—211 -5 Se Ri Pak 70-70-71—211 -5 Paula Creamer 67-72-72—211 -5 Mariajo Uribe 67-71-73—211 -5 Paz Echeverria 74-72-66—212 -4 Haeji Kang 75-70-67—212 -4 Gerina Piller 71-73-68—212 -4 Meena Lee 73-70-69—212 -4 Brooke Pancake 70-73-69—212 -4 Jenny Shin 73-69-70—212 -4 Inbee Park 69-71-72—212 -4 Tiffany Joh 69-69-74—212 -4 Hee Young Park 77-68-68—213 -3 Michelle Wie 70-73-70—213 -3 Lydia Ko 74-68-71—213 -3 Ji Young Oh 72-70-71—213 -3 Catriona Matthew 74-72-68—214 -2 Hee-Won Han 74-71-69—214 -2 Jennifer Song 76-69-69—214 -2

PROS BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Suspended White Sox minor league LHP Feny Arias (DSL-White Sox), Arizona minor league RHP Geremia Espinosa (DSL-Diamondbacks), and free agent minor league RHP Elou Jean 50 games apiece following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Kevin Gausman, LHP TJ McFarland and INF Jemile Weeks to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX — Reassigned LHP Tommy Layne, RHP Brayan Villarreal, OF Corey Brown, and INF Mike McCoy to their minor league camp. Released RHP Francisco Cordero. MINNESOTA TWINS — Selected the contracts of INF/OF Jason Bartlett and OF Jason Kubel. Reassigned C Dan Rohlfing to their minor league camp. NEW YORK YANKKES — Optioned INF Eduardo Nunez, LHP Cesar Cabral and RHP Shane Greene to Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre (IL). Reassigned INF Zelous Wheeler, OF Antoan Richardson, OF Adonis Garcia, RHP Matt Daley and C Jose Gil to their minor league camp. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned LHP Joe Savery, C Stephen Vogt, 3B Hiro Nakajima and INF Jake Elmore to Sacramento (PCL). Selected the contract of OF Sam Fuld from Sacramento. Designated OF Michael Taylor for assignment. Placed RHP Ryan Cook, RHP A.J. Griffin, RHP Fernando Rodriguez and OF Craig Gentry on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21. Reassigned OF Billy Burns to their minor league camp. SEATTLE MARINERS — Placed RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP Taijuan Walker and RHP Stephen Pryor on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21. TEXAS RANGERS — Assigned LHP Ryan Feierabend, RHP Justin Germano, RHP Colby Lewis, RHP Daniel McCutchen, C Chris Snyder, INF Kevin Kouzmanoff and INF Kensuke Tanaka to Round Rock (PCL), and RHP Nick Martinez to Frisco (Texas). National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Purchased the contracts of RHP Gus Schlosser and LHP Ian Thomas from Gwinett (IL). Recalled LHP Ryan Buchter from Gwinnett. Optioned RHP Ervin Santana to Gwinnett. Placed RHP Cory Gearrin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26th. Transferred RHP Brandon Beachy and LHP Jonny Venters to the 60-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES — Placed RHP Jhoulys Chacin and LHP Boone Logan on

the 15-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Placed LHP Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day DL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Selected the contracts of OF Tony Gwynn Jr., LHP Mario Hollands and RHP Jeff Manship. Transferred RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez from the 15- to the 60-day DL. Reassigned INF Reid Brignac and RHP Shawn Camp to Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Placed C Chris Stewart and LHP Jeff Locke on 15day DL, retroactive to March 21. Selected the contract of INF Travis Ishikawa from Indianapolis (IL). Assigned LHP Andy Oliver outright to Indianapolis. Designated RHP Vin Mazzaro for assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Placed OF Carlos Quentin, RHP Josh Johnson and OF Cameron Maybin on the 15-day DL. Optioned INF-OF Kyle Blanks to El Paso (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Purchased the contract of RHP Juan Gutierrez and INF Brandon Hicks from Fresno (PCL). Reassigned OF Tyler Colvin to Fresno and RHP Derek Law to Richmond (SL). Placed LHP Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23 and INF Marco Scutaro to the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21. Designated OF Roger Kieschnick for assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed RHP Doug Fister on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Recalled and reassigned F Chris Mueller from/to Texas (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled G Scott Clemmensen from San Antonio (AHL). SOCCER National Women’s Soccer League WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Waived D Candace Chapman.

COLLEGES LOUISVILLE — Announced junior men’s basketball G Kevin Ware is transferring. OHIO STATE — Announced senior men’s basketball F Anthony Lee is transferring to the school from Temple.


4 p.m.: NCAA Northeast Regional, ESPNU 6:30 p.m.: NCAA West Regional, ESPNU

NHL 11 a.m.: Boston at Philadelphia, NBC 6:30 p.m..: Blackhawks at Pittsburgh, NBCSN, AM-720

Noon: PGA Tour, Texas Open, inal round, at San Antonio, TGC 2 p.m.: PGA Tour, Texas Open, inal round, at San Antonio, NBC 6 p.m.: PGA, Kia Classic, inal round, at Carlsbad, Calif., TGC


7 p.m.: L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, ESPN

4 p.m.: Wolves at Rockford, WCUU


7:25 a.m.: Premier League, Everton at Fulham, NBCSN 9:55 a.m.: Premier League, Tottenham at Liverpool, NBCSN

6 p.m.: Bulls at Boston, WGN, AM-1000

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1:20 p.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, regional inal, UConn vs. Michigan State, at New York, CBS 4:05 p.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, regional inal, Michigan vs. Kentucky, at Indianapolis, CBS

TENNIS 1:30 p.m.: ATP World Tour/WTA, Sony Open, men’s championship match, at Key Biscayne, Fla., ESPN



11 a.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, regional semiinal, Maryland vs. Tennessee, at Louisville, Ky., ESPN 1:30 p.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, regional semiinal, Louisville vs. LSU, at Louisville, Ky., ESPN2 3:30 p.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, regional semiinal, Stanford vs. Penn St., at Stanford, Calif., ESPN2 6 p.m.: NCAA Division I tournament, regional semiinal, South Carolina vs. North Carolina, at Stanford, Calif., ESPN2

11 a.m.: Virginia at Maryland, ESPNU Noon: North Carolina at Northwestern, CSN

COLLEGE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m.: Baylor at West Virginia, FS1 1 p.m.: Kentucky at Vanderbilt, ESPNU 1 p.m.: UNLV at Nebraska, BTN


BASEBALL MLB PRESEASON AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Tampa Bay 16 7 Cleveland 20 9 Los Angeles 18 11 Seattle 18 12 Baltimore 13 9 New York 17 12 Detroit 15 12 Toronto 16 13 Oakland 15 13 Houston 12 15 Kansas City 12 16 Boston 11 17 White Sox 9 14 Texas 10 17 Minnesota 9 16 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Miami 18 12 Pittsburgh 15 10 San Francisco 17 12 Washington 15 13 Colorado 15 14 Arizona 12 13 New York 14 16 San Diego 11 13 St. Louis 11 13 Cubs 15 18 Cincinnati 14 17 Milwaukee 13 18 Atlanta 12 18 Los Angeles 7 11 Philadelphia 9 18

Pct .696 .690 .621 .600 .591 .586 .556 .552 .536 .444 .429 .393 .391 .370 .360 Pct .600 .600 .586 .536 .517 .480 .467 .458 .458 .455 .452 .419 .400 .389 .333

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Saturday’s Results Cubs 9, Arizona 8 Toronto 2, N.Y. Mets 0 Miami vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla.,Rain Minnesota 7, Boston 4

Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, , ccd., Rain Detroit vs. Washington, , ccd., Rain Houston 13, Texas 6 Milwaukee 7, Kansas City 2 Colorado 2, Seattle 1 San Francisco vs. Oakland, , ccd., Rain San Diego 9, Cleveland 8 L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels (n)

REGULAR SEASON National League Sunday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 1-0) at San Diego (Cashner 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Cubs (Samardzija 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-0), 12:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-0), 12:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Lee 0-0) at Texas (Scheppers 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 0-0) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 0-0), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 0-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 0-0) at Miami (Fernandez 0-0), 6:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-0) at Arizona (McCarthy 0-0), 8:40 p.m. American League Monday’s Games Minnesota (Nolasco 0-0) at White Sox (Sale 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 0-0) at Detroit (Verlander 0-0), 12:08 p.m. Philadelphia (Lee 0-0) at Texas (Scheppers 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 0-0) at Baltimore (Tillman 0-0), 2:05 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-0) at Oakland (Gray 0-0), 9:05 p.m. Seattle (Hernandez 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-0), 9:05 p.m.

SOCCER June 25 — NHL awards, Las Vegas. June 27-28 — NHL draft, Philadelphia. July 1 — Free agency begins.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-St. Louis 74 50 17 7 107 240 x-Colorado 74 47 21 6 100 227 x-Blackhawks 75 42 18 15 99 247 Minnesota 75 38 26 11 87 186 Dallas 74 36 27 11 83 214 Winnipeg 74 33 32 9 75 206 Nashville 75 32 32 11 75 186 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-San Jose 76 47 20 9 103 232 x-Anaheim 73 47 18 8 102 234 Los Angeles 74 43 25 6 92 185 Phoenix 75 36 27 12 84 206 Vancouver 75 34 30 11 79 183 Calgary 74 31 36 7 69 189 Edmonton 74 26 39 9 61 184 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF y-Boston 74 51 17 6 108 237 Montreal 76 43 26 7 93 199 Tampa Bay 74 41 24 9 91 221 Detroit 74 34 26 14 82 199 Toronto 76 36 32 8 80 220 Ottawa 73 30 29 14 74 210 Florida 75 27 40 8 62 179 Buffalo 74 20 45 9 49 142 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-Pittsburgh 74 47 22 5 99 228 N.Y. Rangers 75 41 30 4 86 200 Philadelphia 73 39 27 7 85 210 Columbus 74 38 30 6 82 208 Washington 74 34 28 12 80 214 New Jersey 74 31 28 15 77 178 Carolina 74 32 32 10 74 186 N.Y. Islanders 74 29 35 10 68 206

GA 168 202 196 189 212 216 226 GA 184 186 157 212 201 217 244 GA 155 189 198 211 239 246 244 222 GA 184 183 206 200 222 192 208 247

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot Saturday’s Results N.Y. Islanders 2, New Jersey 1, SO Boston 4, Washington 2 Colorado 3, San Jose 2 Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 3, OT Detroit 4, Toronto 2 Montreal 4, Florida 1 Columbus 3, Carolina 2, OT Dallas 4, St. Louis 2 Minnesota 3, Phoenix 1 Anaheim at Vancouver, (n) Winnipeg at Los Angeles (n) Sunday’s Games Blackhawks at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 11:30 a.m. Calgary at Ottawa, 4 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 4 p.m. Washington at Nashville, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Friday’s Results Ottawa 5, Blackhawks 3 Philadelphia 4, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 2, Columbus 1 Dallas 7, Nashville 3 Calgary 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Edmonton 4, Anaheim 3, OT

CALENDAR April 13 — Last day of regular season. April 16 — Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. May 25-31 — NHL combine, Toronto. June 18 — Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals.

AHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SLPts GF x-GrandRapids 68 42 20 2 4 90 219 Wolves 66 39 19 5 3 86 205 Milwaukee 66 32 21 6 7 77 189 Rockford 67 32 26 5 4 73 205 Iowa 66 26 30 6 4 62 150 North Division GP W L OL SLPts GF Toronto 66 40 20 2 4 86 192 Rochester 67 30 27 6 4 70 183 Utica 66 29 29 4 4 66 159 Lake Erie 66 28 29 0 9 65 175 Hamilton 67 29 33 1 4 63 158 West Division GP W L OL SLPts GF x-Texas 69 43 17 3 6 95 247 Abbotsford 68 37 24 5 2 81 205 Charlotte 68 35 30 1 2 73 209 OklahomaCity 67 30 27 2 8 70 208 San Antonio 67 27 31 3 6 63 186 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SLPts GF x-Manchester 69 43 18 2 6 94 222 St. John’s 68 41 22 1 4 87 223 Providence 68 36 23 2 7 81 215 Worcester 67 33 30 3 1 70 173 Portland 66 24 32 2 8 58 203 East Division GP W L OL SLPts GF Binghamton 66 40 21 1 4 85 243 W-B/Scranton 68 38 22 3 5 84 189 Norfolk 67 34 24 2 7 77 174 Hershey 67 34 25 4 4 76 196 Syracuse 67 27 29 4 7 65 172 Northeast Division GP W L OL SLPts GF Springfield 68 42 20 1 5 90 221 Albany 67 34 21 4 8 80 197 Hartford 67 29 31 1 6 65 177 Bridgeport 66 27 32 2 5 61 168 Adirondack 67 25 36 1 5 56 158

GA 168 166 181 227 198 GA 166 197 192 203 199

MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Kansas City 2 1 1 7 5 Houston 2 1 0 6 6 Columbus 2 0 0 6 5 Toronto FC 2 1 0 6 3 Philadelphia 1 1 2 5 4 Fire 0 1 3 3 6 New York 0 1 2 2 3 Montreal 0 3 1 1 3 D.C. 0 2 1 1 2 New England 0 2 1 1 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF FC Dallas 3 0 1 10 9 Real Salt Lake 2 0 2 8 8 Vancouver 2 0 2 8 7

GA 4 2 1 4 4 7 6 7 6 5 GA 5 4 3

GA 188 178 207 208 201

x-Clinched Playoff Berth NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Saturday’s Results Wolves 5, Lake Erie 4, SO Iowa 2, Toronto 1, SO Worcester 4, Albany 3, SO Binghamton 4, Syracuse 3, SO Hershey 2, St. John’s 1, SO Springfield 4, Adirondack 3, SO Charlotte 3, Oklahoma City 2, SO Abbotsford 7, Utica 2 Grand Rapids 4, Rockford 1 Hartford 4, Bridgeport 0 Portland 7, Manchester 5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1 Texas 6, Hamilton 1 Sunday’s Games Wolves at Rockford, 4 p.m. Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 12:30 p.m. Iowa at Utica, 2 p.m. Binghamton at Albany, 2 p.m. Hartford at Bridgeport, 2 p.m. Abbotsford at Toronto, 3 p.m. Hamilton at San Antonio, 4 p.m. Grand Rapids at Milwaukee, 5 p.m.

Saturday’s Games D.C. United 2, Fire 2, tie Philadelphia 1, Montreal 1, tie Sporting Kansas City 3, Colorado 2 Vancouver 2, Houston 1 FC Dallas 2, Portland 1 Real Salt Lake 3, Toronto FC 0 Columbus at Seattle FC (n) New England at San Jose (n) Sunday’s Games Chivas USA at New York, 2 p.m.


CARY-GROVE 1, BATAVIA 1 Cary-Grove Batavia

1 0

0 1

– 1 – 1

Cary-Grove goal: Baker (Phillips)


000 002 0 – 2 5 4 000 000 0 – 0 2 4

WP: O’Halleran (1-0), 7IP, 2H, 5K LP: Bhrends, 6IP 4H, 2R, 11K Top hitters: Alden-Hebron - Judson 2-3, Nelson 2-4, RBI, R

ALTAMONT 2, ALDEN-HEBRON 1 Alden-Hebron Altamont

000 010 0 – 1 3 4 010 001 X – 2 3 0

WP: Miller, 2IP, H, K LP: Judson, 5.1IP, 3H, 2R, 4BB Top hitters: Alden-Hebron - Nelson 1-2, RBI, Olivarez 1-2, 2B, R


002 300 0 – 5 12 6 121 411 X –10 7 1

WP: Dionne, 5IP, 3ER, 5H, 11K, 2BB LP: Word, 6IP, 6ER, 7H, 10R, 5BB, K Top hitters: Calrson 1-3, 2RBI, 2B, Markison 1-4, 2RBI, Schultz 1-1, 2RBI

STERLING 3, MARENGO 0 Marengo Sterling

000 000 0 – 0 2 3 003 000 X – 3 2 2

WP: Staples, 7IP, 2H, BB, 2K

Major League Baseball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League Los Angeles -105 at San Diego Monday at Pittsburgh -160 Cubs Washington -160 at New York Atlanta -110 at Milwaukee St. Louis -110 at Cincinnati at Miami -150 Colorado San Francisco -130 at Arizona American League at White Sox -155 Minnesota at Detroit -150 Kansas City Boston -120 at Baltimore at Tampa Bay -155 Toronto at Oakland -130 Cleveland at Los Angeles -130 Seattle Interleague Philadelphia -110 at Texas

LINE +105 +150 +150 +100 +100 +140 +120 +145 +140 +110 +145 +120 +120 +100

NCAA Basketball Tournament Regional Finals At New York FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Michigan St. 5½ (139) UConn At Indianapolis Kentucky 2 (140) Michigan Monday CBI Tournament Championship Series Game One at Fresno St. 7½ (139) Siena Tuesday NIT At New York Semifinals SMU 3 (120) Clemson Florida St. 1 (138½) Minnesota College Insider Tournament Semifinals at VMI 2 (162½) Yale at Murray St. 5 (150½) Pacific NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Bulls 5 (183) at Boston at Oklahoma City 14½ (204½) Utah Indiana 6½ (188½) at Cleveland Toronto 5½(200½) at Orlando at Brooklyn 4 (211) Minnesota at Portland 3 (195) Memphis at Golden State 7½(201½) New York Phoenix 7 (224½) at L.A. Lakers FAVORITE at Pittsburgh at Detroit at Ottawa Boston N.Y. Rangers at Nashville

NHL LINE UNDERDOG LINE -125 Blackhawks +105 -120 Tampa Bay +100 -140 Calgary +120 -120 at Philadelphia +100 -145 at Edmonton +125 -120 Washington +100


LP: Proberts Top hitters: Turner 1-3, Dionne 1-3.


GA 199 166 173 187 200

2 4 6 6 4 2


GA 185 192 211 229 205 GA 177 180 195 201 242

Seattle 2 1 0 6 4 Colorado 1 1 1 4 5 Chivas USA 1 1 1 4 5 Portland 0 2 2 2 3 San Jose 0 1 1 1 3 Los Angeles 0 1 1 1 1 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.


ILLINOIS PREP TOP TIMES INDOOR CLASSIC At Illinois Wesleyan University’s Sherk Center Local results Class 2A 800 meters: 3. Sprague (Marengo) 2:26.03. 3,200 meters: 1. M. Beattie (Woodstock) 10:49.44, 6. Allen (Marengo) 11:34.50. 4x400 relay: 3. Hampshire (Graff, Evans, Sztuk Vel Sztukowski, T. Dumoulin), 4:09.97. Long jump: 4. Pagan (Hampshire) 17-6 1/4. Class 3A 800 meters: 1. Van Vlierbergen (Jacobs) 2:11.80, 1,600 meters: 2. Van Vlierbergen (Jacobs) 4:59.68, 6. Opatrny (McHenry) 5:08.76.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD ILLINOIS PREP TOP TIMES INDOOR CLASSIC At Illinois Wesleyan University’s Sherk Center Local results Class 2A 60 meters: 4. Jackson (Marengo) 7.15. Class 3A 800 meters: 4. Lenzini (CL South) 1:58.45. 1,600 meters: 4, Pitner (CL Central), 4:27.18. Shot put: 4. Hurley (Cary-Grove), 571/2; 5. Hedge (CL South) 54-10 1/2.

Sunday’s Race At Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, Va. Lap length: .526 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 99.674 mph. 2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 99.548. 3. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 99.428. 4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 99.178. 5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 99.048. 6. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 99.048. 7. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 98.883. 8. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 98.846. 9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 98.625. 10. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 98.165. 11. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 97.764. 12. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 97.382. 13. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 98.965. 14. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 98.929. 15. (47) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 98.888. 16. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 98.877. 17. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 98.712. 18. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 98.707. 19. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 98.661. 20. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 98.625. 21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 98.61. 22. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 98.61. 23. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 98.599. 24. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 98.599. 25. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 98.43. 26. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 98.379. 27. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 98.359. 28. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 98.333. 29. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 98.246. 30. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 98.206. 31. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 98.2. 32. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 98.002. 33. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 97.957. 34. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 97.886. 35. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 97.82. 36. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 97.759. 37. (33) David Stremme, Chevrolet, owner points. 38. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, owner points. 39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, owner points. 40. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, owner points. 41. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, owner points. 42. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, owner points. 43. (66) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, owner points.

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ACCOUNTING Michelle DellaMaria

Tax-hungry states mean more exposure State tax laws encompass many aspects of business including sales and use tax, payroll tax, income and franchise tax and others. If your business has a customer, contractor, property, payroll, or performs services across state lines, you have exposure for compliance with the myriad state tax laws. The rules are complex, continually evolving and have a tremendous degree of inconsistency among the states. States are becoming more aggressive at looking for tax dollars, so it is important to understand and manage your state tax exposure. Penalties and interest may be assigned if a state determines that a return was required but not filed. The power of states to impose taxes is limited by the federal Due Process Clause and the Commerce Clause in the U.S. Constitution. The Due Process Clause requires “nexus,” or a minimal connection, and a rational relationship between the income attributed by the entity and the state. In addition, the Commerce Clause requires the tax to be fairly apportioned and fairly related to the service provided by the State. These constitutional factors regarding nexus may be satisfied where the taxpayer has purposefully directed its activities at the state’s economic forum. The taxpayer need not be physically present in the state for there to be some form of taxes required. States such as California are creating a “bright line” test which more clearly indicates when “economic nexus” has been established. As it relates to establishing nexus, there generally are three factors that are considered: sales, property and payroll. Each state defines the unique parameters for all of these factors. For sales of services, one state may consider the sales to be in the state if the services are performed in the state. Another state may claim the sales if the benefit of the service is enjoyed in the state. Still other states may claim the sales if the greater cost of performance is within the state relative to the cost of services performed in other states. When looking at the sales factor, some states include contractors and some consider just employees. Often an office or employee in a state will indicate that business is being directed to the state, and thus nexus is established. The factors used to consider nexus for services are similar in nature to those used for apportioning service income to the states. Some states, such as Illinois, use a single factor apportionment based on where the benefit of the service is enjoyed. Others states give double weight to the sales factor and equal weight to property and payroll. Still other states use all three factors equally weighted. Each state has a unique way of defining each of these factors. Sales of tangible goods have different rules depending on the circumstances. For flow-through entities such as S-corporations and limited liability companies, there will also likely be individual taxes due by the owner based on the entity’s flow-through income being apportioned to that state. Some states, such as Illinois, require the entity to file and pay the individual tax for nonresidents. Other states allow a composite filing which permits non-resident individuals to file one return instead of requiring each owner to submit separate individual nonresident returns.

• Michelle DellaMaria is a CPA and certified valuation analyst with Caufield & Flood Certified Public Accountants in Crystal Lake. Caufield & Flood can be reached at 815-455-9538.

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An overhead illustration of the proposed wakeboard park at Three Oaks Recreation Area. A private company wants to build a wakeboard cable park that could cost more than $5 million and include features such as a restaurant, hot tub, fire pit, FlowRider wave simulator, ropes course and viewing area, according to plans presented to the city. The wakeboard park would be on the North Lake, adjacent to the city-built swimming beach, recreation area and marina on the much larger South Lake.

High-flying business Three Oaks wakeboard park expected to be major draw By JEFF ENGELHARDT CRYSTAL LAKE – Chris Copley dreamed of starting a wakeboard park on Crystal Lake since he first took up the sport on the same lake in the early 90s. That dream will not come to fruition because Copley found an even better area in his hometown to open one of only about 20 such parks in the country at Three Oaks Recreation Area. Now, Copley is months away from breaking ground on a 32-acre cable wakeboard park that could become a major regional destination. “There were only four or five of these big cable systems about four years ago when the city started with Three Oaks Recreation Area,” Copley said. “That’s when I thought ‘wow, there could be so much potential.’” Cable wakeboard parks have become a staple in Europe but are just starting to gain popularity in the U.S., Copley said. Parks feature main courses of five to six towers connected by motorized cables at the top that pull riders along the course where jumps and obstacles are located. There also are two-tower systems that most parks have where the rider is pulled on a straight line so beginners can get familiar with the feel. Copley’s park at Three Oaks Recreation Area will feature both. The parks are an evolution from the early days of wakeboarding when riders were pulled by motor boats. Copley said the cost and access for boats prevented many people from trying the sport. “To go out and buy a boat is astronomical so that really limited a lot of people that may have wanted to try it but couldn’t do it financially,” Copley said. “These parks are much more accessible and fun.” The park will include a full restaurant and patio area for dining and viewing. A new 80-space parking lot will also be constructed near the north end of the lake where the park will be located. Three designs for the park,

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Professional Australian wakeboarder Dylan Prideaux trains for the Rockstar WWA World Championships on Crystal Lake in 2013. Wakeboarders soon may have a new place to enjoy the sport as a private company wants to build a wakeboard park at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake. ranging in cost from $4.87 million to $5.6 million, were presented last summer to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Proposed amenities include a stage, hot tub, fire pit, FlowRider wave simulator and ropes course, according to plans presented to the commission. The wakeboard facility would be on the North Lake, adjacent to the citybuilt swimming beach, recreation area and marina on the much larger South Lake. Under terms of a proposed agreement, the city would let Copley’s company use the land for up to 20 years in exchange for 5 percent of the gross revenues as rent. The private company would be responsible for the capital construction costs. Copley said the park will be a destination that includes live music events, fundraisers and other community outreach to bring together the locals and people from

out of town. “If it wasn’t for open-minded people in office we have right now who are willing to work with businesses I don’t think we could’ve ever had this,” Copley said. “My hats are off to them.” For those who have never tried wakeboarding or are intimidated by the flips and tricks they see advanced riders perform, Copley said it would not take long for the skeptics to enjoy the activity. He said there are plenty of safety factors in place such as helmets, life jackets and instructions each rider must receive before riding and there are courses for all skill levels. Should anyone fall during a ride, floating docks are close by to swim to. It also is a great spectator sport for those who want to enjoy the patio and other parts of Three Oaks Recreation Area, he said. “Me and my wife grew up here

and our parents have been in Crystal Lake a long time,” he said. “It’s a great community with great people that have an active and healthy lifestyle.” Plans are being developed to provide camps, lessons and other activities at the park, he said. Pricing packages still are being discussed but he said there likely would be two-hour packages between $20 and $25, three-hour packages in the $30 range and all-day and season passes available. He also plans to bring in some professional competitions. Groundbreaking could occur at Three Oaks in June and the park should be ready to open in the spring of 2015. “We’re just super excited to get this project going and we have a lot of great people behind it,” Copley said. “It’s going to be a real fun place.”


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Without health, wealth and success mean little You can have all of the success in the world, but if you do not have the health you want, you don’t have anything. Poor health is a drain on your career, business, finances, coworkers, clients, family and, of course, you. I know this first hand. Four years ago, I was faced with the fact that not only had my weight escalated to an all time high, but my triglycerides, LDL and blood pressure were approaching unhealthy levels. For several years, I put my attention on building a successful business and family life, but the focus on my health fell by the wayside. When faced with the reality of my declining health, I took on improving my health with vigor and passion and have maintained a 35-pound weight loss for three years. This wouldn’t have happened without focus, dedication and a health success plan. To gain the knowledge to help myself and others enjoy abundant health, I enrolled in the prestigious health-coaching program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in

SUCCESS Kathleen Caldwell New York City. The school’s faculty includes such medical experts as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Susan Blum and many others who are authorities in the field of health and wellness. In the past year, I have learned making a commitment to health, energy and vitality are essential to enjoying the fruits of a successful career, business and life. Just as you wouldn’t run your business without a plan, each person should have a plan for abundant health and vitality. Here are some strategies for health success: • Eat real food in the right portions. In high school science, we learned our physical bodies become everything we eat and drink. At a cellular level, food is assimilated and absorbed in our blood and organs. Get back to the basics with nutrient-rich foods and clean water. Part of my health-coaching curriculum is studying more than

100 dietary plans and it’s clear there is no one right way to eat that works for everyone. However, I have yet to find one healthy eating plan that promotes eating highly processed foods and sugary drinks as a pathway to good health. Enjoy wholesome “one ingredient foods” from the produce section of your grocery or farmers market. Consider creating a game of trying one new fruit or vegetable each week for a year. Your life will never be the same. • Know your numbers. Get a complete physical to understand your current medical condition. As every fine luxury automobile needs regular tune ups, when was the last time you took your most valuable machine – your body – into the shop for a checkup? You can’t operate your healthy business or your healthy body without the facts. And in order to become the healthiest version of yourself you need to know your vital numbers and take positive action. • Get moving. Commit to exercising and moving daily. You will find

the fountain of youth when your athletic shoes meet the pavement. I have at least 10 fitness activities I love so I never become bored or have an excuse to not move due to inclement weather. Develop a menu of activities you enjoy by yourself or with a group. The more exercise choices and variety you have the more compelling and fun it will be to get moving. • Recharge your energy reserves. Take time each day to renew and rejuvenate yourself by stopping and reflecting on your priorities and progress. If you are living the “super busy” lifestyle, you will ultimately drain your energy, kill your spirit and impact every aspect of your health, career and life. Enjoy as many family meals at the table as possible and share what you learned and appreciate from the day. Your life demands high energy, focus and performance and that is only possible by making a commitment to yourself and your vitality. • Goodness and success take time. Building a successful, sustainable


business and career take commitment and time. So does creating abundant health. Ralph Waldo Emerson once advised “adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.” Keep committed to your health success plan and celebrate the victories along the way. Just as sickness doesn’t happen overnight, wellness doesn’t happen overnight either. Commit to living your own health success plan by eating nutrient-rich foods, exercising and moving daily, enjoying restorative sleep and reflection time. Become a high energy, inspirational leader by prioritizing and investing in your health and vitality. It’s the best investment you will ever make.

• Kathleen Caldwell is president of Caldwell Consulting Group and the founder of the WHEE Institute (Wealthy, Healthy, Energetic Edge) of Woodstock. She can be reached at, or by phone at 815-206-4014.

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The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with O’Reilly Auto Parts, 4611 W. Elm St., McHenry. Pictured (from left) are Todd Lowenheim, Lowenheim Insurance Agency; Heather Moscinski, Juice Plus+; Barb Swanson, Pioneer Center; Cindy Janzen-Sanchez; Sue Janzen; Frank Hosticka, LegalShield; Charles Janzen, manager; Linda Showens, Artistic Embroidery Creations; Wayne Seely, Visual Horizons Internet Marketing; Justin Arendt, 3GM Consulting; Suszan Worzala, Letizia Financial Group; and Kurt Rice, A Better Water Treatment Co.

Civiltech Engineering lauded by ISPE CRYSTAL LAKE – As part of eWeek to celebrate the work of professional engineers, the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers released the results of its first “Best Engineering Firms to Work For” competition. Sugar Grove-based engineering firm Engineering Enterprises Inc. ranked highest among its employees in the anonymous employee satisfaction survey conducted by ISPE. Five other engineering companies were recognized as “high-achieving” firms for their rankings in the competition: • Shive-Hattery (Bloomington, Chicago, Downers Grove, Moline) • Civiltech Engineering (Itasca, Chicago, Crystal Lake) • URS Corporation (Chicago, Decatur) • Farnsworth Group Inc. (Bloomington, Normal, Peoria, Champaign, Effingham, Pontiac, Shorewood) • Willett, Hofmann & Associates Inc. (Dixon, Rockford, Freeport, Moline, Joliet, Sterling) These firms will be recognized in May at the ceremony for the state’s newly licensed professional engineers at the Governor’s Mansion.

Exceed Floor & Home earns Houzz award CRYSTAL LAKE – Exceed Floor & Home, a flooring and design center in Crystal Lake, recently was named a winner of a Best of Houzz 2014 award for excellence in customer satisfaction. Houzz, a online marketplace for home remodeling and design, hosted its third annual survey to determine the best residential home building, remodeling and design professionals in the Houzz community. Results were based on analysis of the company’s 16 million monthly users and their ratings of design professionals, according to a news release. The Best of Houzz award is given in two categories, design and customer satisfaction,

and Exceed won its inaugural award in the latter category. Less than 4 percent of professionals listed on Houzz receive awards. “It really is an honor to receive such an award,” Exceed owner Haig Haleblian said in a news release. “We are thrilled to be named a Best of Houzz recipient because the award reflects our years of excellent customer service to our clients,” he said. “For 25 years, we have made it our goal to exceed all expectations when it comes to flooring and home design, and this award proves we have done just that for so many of our clients.” In 2008, Exceed was named an International Design Winner from Floor Focus Magazine, and in the same year, it won an interior design award from Metropolitan Home Magazine. Exceed has a 40,000-squarefoot showroom at 5186 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake. For information, call 815-459-3113 or visit www.

Real estate offices get award for charity work The Huntley, Crystal Lake and Algonquin offices of Re/Max Unlimited Northwest recently received special recognition from the Re/Max Northern Illinois region for achievements in 2013. The offices were named as Miracle Offices by Children’s Miracle Network because of their contributions to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. It was an honor shared by all five of the Re/Max Unlimited Northwest offices. Re/Max Unlimited Northwest also received the Outstanding Citizen Award, presented jointly by Re/Max and Lurie Children’s. Last year, Re/Max Unlimited Northwest donated $14,503 to the hospital.

Echelon Design among top exhibit fabricators GILBERTS – For the second year a row, Echelon Design Inc. has been given Event Marketer Magazine’s “FAB50” award

as one of the “50 Best Exhibit Fabricators in the U.S.” Founded in 1986 and based in Gilberts, Echelon focuses on integrating all facets of design, architectural, multimedia and visual communications using state-of-the-art technology for trade shows, corporate environments and museums. “We are pleased to again be among the top 50 in the nation when it comes to exhibit fabrication,” Echelon President and Founder Reid Harman said in a news release. “As proud as we are of our award-winning design and branding work, an exhibit project only becomes real when it’s constructed and ready to be shipped to an event. Winning this award two years in a row will help us keep the bar high in providing our client partners with top notch brand counsel, design concepts, product quality and service”. Echelon’s work spans North and South America, Europe and the Middle East with clients in the music, jewelry, print product, communications and technology, petroleum, financial services, medical device, energy and utilities sectors. The company’s clients include Accenture, SC Johnson and C.F. Martin & Co.

Crystal Lake man to lead Rockford Area EDC ROCKFORD – The Rockford Area Economic Development Council named Michael P. Nicholas of Crystal Lake as the new president of the regional organization charged with Mike helping employ- Nicholas ers retain and create quality jobs. He will begin at the RAEDC on April 7, according to a news release. Most recently Nicholas was the president and CEO of Continental Datalabel in Elgin. The announcement was made at a news conference at EIGERlab by Joel Sjostrom, RAEDC’s chairman of the board, chair of the search committee and

president/CEO of Sjostrom & Sons. Sjostrom said Nicholas, 66, was the unanimous choice of the RAEDC search committee and the executive committee. “Mike’s diverse experience will be an exceptional foundation for our work at the RAEDC. He has run companies with international operations, he has served as an elected official and his father was a Teamster and union official,” Sjostrom said. “Mike also has a track record as a change agent and outstanding team builder.” Nicholas has served on the McHenry County Economic Development Corp., Lakewood Village board and other public institutions. Nicholas and his wife, Bonnie, will move to the Rockford area. “We are very excited about this opportunity,” Nicholas said in a news release. “A lot of very good work was done by my predecessor Janyce Fadden and I am confident that the organization and the region will continue to build on that. I’m very impressed with the RAEDC’s search committee and its high quality of leadership. Our work will be challenging, yet very rewarding.”

Centegra psychologist earns certification McHENRY – Dr. Zachary Sikora, a psychologist with Centegra Physician Care, has earned additional certification in integrated behavioral health and primary care from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. Sikora is a licensed clinical psychologist who offers individual therapy, family therapy and psychological testing to children, adolescents and adults. The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care is designed for psychologists, nurses, physicians and care managers who deliver or plan to deliver integrated health and who serve populations often presenting with complex needs in physical health, mental health and substance use.

WASHINGTON – Americans barely increased their spending in February following a weak January performance, strong evidence that the severe winter will hold back the economy in the first quarter. Consumer spending rose 0.3 percent in February following an even weaker 0.2 percent rise in January, the Commerce Department reported this week. The January performance was cut in half from an initial estimate of 0.4 percent. For February, spending on autos and other durable goods actually fell and much of the small gain reflected higher utility payments to pay heating costs. Analysts said consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, has slowed significantly in the January-March quarter and will hold back overall economic growth. But they are looking for a rebound in the spring as the weather improves. Based on the weak February performance and the downward revision to Janu-

ary, economists at Barclays said they were trimming their forecast for overall economic growth in the first quarter to a 2 percent rate, down from a previous estimate of 2.4 percent. Analysts believe a second quarter rebound will be driven by pent-up demand for the purchase of items such as cars that were put off during the winter storms. “We expect consumer spending to be significantly stronger in the second quarter,” said Chris G. Christopher, director of consumer economics at Global Insight. “Auto sales are expected to heat up in March and for the remainder of the year.” The report showed that after-tax income was up 0.3 percent in February, the same as in January. The saving rate edged up slightly to 4.3 percent of aftertax income compared to January, when the saving rate was 4.2 percent. The report showed that inflation remains very low. An inflation gauge tied to consumer spending was up just 0.9 percent in February compared to a year ago, significantly below the 2 percent target set by the Federal Reserve.


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Be alert for more scams There seems to be no end to the clever tactics used by scammers to separate honest people from their hard-earned dollars. Here are some of the most “popular” new ones and how to combat being taken. First of all, no matter what the situation, always know who you are dealing with. Check out any charity or seller by establishing the published address and phone number. If they have a website (be suspicious if they don’t), look them up on the Better Business Bureau for a rating. If they are local, ask for references and contact them for a review of the product or service. Information on charities is available on Charity Navigator, which provides basic information, as well as tax status from the IRS and a summary of the charities finances. Never send money to someone you don’t know. And remember, wiring money is the same as sending cash. Wiring funds, especially overseas, is nearly impossible to reverse. Many good-hearted people have been taken advantage of after disasters. Give only to well-established charities and avoid “pop-up” charities that appear after a crisis. Even if they are legitimate, they normally don’t have the wherewithal to actually accomplish what they intend to do. A good place to check out charity organizations is the Federal Trade Commission website, www. Never buy health products or treatments without consulting your physician first. Buy prescriptions only from licensed U.S. pharmacies. Your good health is far too valuable to risk taking products which are fake, expired or mislabeled. Always be sure to check out possible side-effects and discuss these with your doctor. Overseas scams are becoming more popular with

MONEY MATTERS Virginia Peschke the advent of the Internet, where personal information is so easy to come by. A few of these are especially effective if the target (you) are not vigilant. My favorite is the “Grandmother Scam” in which a youthful voice claims to be your grandson or granddaughter, who has just had his or her wallet stolen (either by a mugging or simple theft). Most of these mishaps seem to occur while “traveling in London.” Several of these scams have been foiled simply by the target making contact with the socalled “victim.” Imagine your relief when you call your child’s home only to have it answered by the grandchild, who just called from England. Winning several million dollars in a foreign sweepstakes sounds thrilling, doesn’t it? All you have to do is deposit a few thousand dollars in an account to make sure you are the right winner and a whopping prize will appear in your bank account within a few days. Never give any personal information to someone on the phone you don’t know. That includes your banking information – the routing number and account number. Be suspicious of emails that claim to be from your bank, even if the logo and email address looks legitimate. Banks do not ask for personal or account information by email or phone. Spring hasn’t arrived yet, but the scammers are already out there phishing. Phishing occurs when someone on the internet pretends to be a business with the intention of getting your personal information. Don’t fall for this one and give any personal information and don’t click on any links in the message. Legitimate


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• Virginia Peschke is executive director of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of McHenry County in Woodstock.

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BMW plans $1 billion expansion in S. Carolina By JEFFREY COLLINS The Associated Press GREER, S.C. – BMW is celebrating its 20th anniversary of building cars in the United States by investing $1 billion in its plant in South Carolina to build two of its new X-series vehicles at the facility that ushered in a wave of foreign automakers building Southern plants. The German automaker announced Friday it will produce the X7, a larger SUV with three rows of seats similar to a Cadillac Escalade. The company will also make the X4, a sportier version of the X3 coupe and plans to build a plug-in hybrid version of its smaller X5 SUV. The $1 billion will be spent through 2016 at the plant in Greer, just down Interstate 85 from Spartanburg. BMW said it will hire 800 additional workers, bringing total employment at the plant to 8,800 people. The Greer plant will make 450,000 vehicles a year by 2016, becoming the largest of the company’s 28 plants around the world. “We love Germany. But South Carolina is now the BMW capital of the world,” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said at a glitzy ceremony to both celebrate the expansion and honor what the German automaker has meant to the state. Almost 300,000 BMWs were made in South Carolina last year, and more than 2.6 million vehicles have rolled off the plant’s assembly lines in the past two decades. BMW first started making cars in South Carolina in 1994 after months of courtship from around the country. The plant has become as much of a part of the state’s modern cultural landscape as the Shag and barbecue. The company said access to interstates, rail lines and the Atlantic Ocean were the state’s biggest draws.

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Don’t cover business expenses Dear Dave, My wife and I are debtfree except for our home. She travels one week per month and charges her expenses to a personal credit card for reimbursement later. I’d rather we open a checking account with debit card privileges just for these expenses. What do you think?

– Dustin

Dear Dustin, I’ve got to say I like your idea better. The problem you’re both facing now is this: if her company ever shuts down, there’s a good chance you guys are stuck with credit card debt. Years ago I had a client who was working for a company, and he’d run up travel and business expenses on his American Express card. Like your wife’s situation, his company would then reimburse him for expenses. Then, he made a business trip to Europe, and, while he was there, his company asked him to pick up some computer equipment. The cost of the trip and equipment was about $22,000. When he returned to the office with all the computer stuff in tow, the front door was padlocked. The IRS had shut them down, and they went into bankruptcy. He never got the $22,000 from the company. Credit card companies don’t care about the circumstances. They want their money, period. Your wife is playing a game called Financial Russian Roulette, and it could backfire on you both at any time. Never take personal responsibility for company expenses.

– Dave

Dear Dave, I’m considering a career change and becoming a financial adviser. It would mean a 45 percent cut in salary for three to four years, and I’d have to take on debt in order to survive the cut. Is this a smart move?

– Travis

Dear Travis, No, it’s not. You didn’t give me a lot of details about what

DAVE SAYS Dave Ramsey kind of “financial adviser” you’re thinking about becoming, but there are all kinds of people who put themselves in the category of financial adviser. A little voice in my head tells me you’re actually talking about life insurance sales. If that’s the case, then there are some things you need to understand. One, you wouldn’t be a financial adviser; you’d be an insurance salesman. And two, there’s about an 80 percent fallout in that world. Eighty percent of the people who start as insurance salesmen don’t make it in that line of work. Now, you could be making $200,000 right now. And if that were the case, you’d still be making good money while this new career takes root. Still, I’m not going to send you into debt for a career change. There’s got to be a way around that, whether it’s delivering pizzas at night or beginning your career change on a part-time basis before making the jump. Travis, I want you to live your dream. I also have no qualms about you going into the financial world if it’s what you really want to do with your life. But I’m not going to tell you it’s OK to go tens of thousands – maybe even hundreds of thousands – of dollars into debt to make it happen. Going deeply into debt to become a financial advisor sounds pretty oxymoronic to me. Doesn’t it to you? Don’t do something really dumb with money in the name of advising other people on their finances. That just seems wrong.

– Dave • Dave Ramsey has written four New York Times best-selling books: “Financial Peace,” “More Than Enough,” “The Total Money Makeover” and “EntreLeadership.” Follow Dave on Twitter at @ daveramsey and on the web at

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Workplace humor: Can it help your business? Humor is one of those things in life that is wonderful when it works and awkward when it doesn’t. Just think of a time when a joke you told got a laugh from everyone in the room. Then compare it to another time when your wit was met with blank stares and offended looks. In the workplace, especially, humor has been blamed for some pretty big upsets, causing it to become a sensitive subject around the office. But research indicates that workplace laughter has its benefits. Chris Robert, a professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, published his findings about workplace humor in the Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management journal. In a Business Week article, Robert explained that “the link between humor and positive emotions seems strong, which is intuitive, and there’s also a strong correlation between positive emotions and workplace performance.” So it might be time to consider how humor could actually help your business. It can help you build your relationships, but can also go a long way with your internal team.

Look for it in your top talent: There are many qualities to look for in potential employees, and many characteristics depend on the position you’re attempting to fill. But, if you’re looking to add an intelligent or creative person to your team, you may also want

WORKFORCE Terri Greeno to take notice of their humorous side. According to Robert, the ability to be humorous is “associated with intelligence and creativity, two things highly valued in workplaces.” The reason for that is because of what humor is. “We find jokes or comments funny because they are linking two things together – perhaps through a punch line – that you wouldn’t normally link together,” Roberts explains. “That’s what creativity is, too: Putting things together in a unique way.” For those in high-stress jobs or leadership roles, laughter and banter with co-workers can be a great relief. At the same time, having an enjoyable work environment can appeal to top talent. The Wall Street Journal published that “mixing laughter and fun into a company culture can attract skilled workers.”

Use it to cut down on turnover: Embracing humor within your company also can help to reduce your employee turnover. Business Week reported “joking around on the job can actually have a positive effect on productivity and employee retention.” The Wall Street Journal highlighted a Pennsylvania State University study which found that “a good laugh activates the same regions of the brain that light up over a fat bonus

check.” And that makes sense if you think about it. As Robert says, “If you have positive emotions about your job, you’re less likely to quit.”

Don’t take yourself too seriously: Obviously, creating a workplace that employees enjoy is going to improve the work environment. But leaders can use a specific type of humor to improve their reputation among, and relationships with, their employees. “One trait that consistently ranks highly among the most admired leaders is they’re confident enough to poke fun at themselves,” reported Forbes. “Smart leaders have long recognized the best punchline – themselves.” The Leadership & Organization Development Journal found that “executives and managers who use self-deprecating humor appear more approachable and human to subordinates.” Like anything, humor should be used in moderation, tastefully, and in accordance to your business culture. But when an expectation is set that a business or department isn’t fun to be a part of, productivity, turnover, and recruiting will all be impacted. Why not see if a little bit of joking and laughter could help your business and employees’ performance? You might even enjoy work a little more yourself.

• Terri Greeno owns Express Employment Professionals in Crystal Lake.

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STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTYIN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of LAWRENCE C DHOM Deceased Case No. 14PR00067 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of: LAWRENCE C DHOM of: WOODSTOCK, IL Letters of office were issued on: 3/12/2014 to: Representative: MARY LOU GODWIN 1011 HERON WAY WOODSTOCK, IL 60098-7493 whose attorney is: GOSSER, FRANCIS X 105 VAN BUREN STREET WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court (Published in the Northwest Herald MARCH 16, 23, 30, 2014. #A2900)


Northwest Herald Classified 877-264-CLAS (2527)

/s/ Katherine C. Schultz County Clerk (Published in the Northwest Herald March 30, April 6, 13, 2014. #A3013)


Case No. 14PR000064


CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of: EDWARD A BEYERS of: WONDER LAKE, IL Letters of office were issued on: 3/10/2014 to: Representative: MARGARET BEYERS 28624 N JACKSON AVE WAUCONDA, IL 60084 whose attorney is: CHURCHILL QUINN RICHTMAN & HAMILTON PO BOX 284 GRAYSLAKE, IL 60030-0284 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 (Published in the Northwest Herald March 16, 23, 30, 2014. #A2901)

Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 12, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as THE OTHER SIDE located at 93 East Berkshire Drive, Unit G, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014 Dated MARCH 12, 2014

(Published in the Northwest Herald March 16, 23, 30, 2014. #A2898)




(Published in the Northwest Herald March 30, April 6, 13, 2014 #A3017)

STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of DOROTHY F. KLASEN Deceased Case No. 14 PR 37 CLAIM NOTICE. Notice is given of the death of: DOROTHY F. KLASEN of: WONDER LAKE, IL. Letters of office were issued on: 2/19/2014 to: Representative: JOHN T. KLASEN 3112 EAST LAKE SHORE DR WONDER LAKE, IL 60097 whose attorney is: HARRISON LAW OFFICES, P.C., 684 S. EASTWOOD DR. WOODSTOCK, IL 60098. Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Katherine M. Keefe, 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. (Published in the Northwest Herald March 16, 23, 30, 2014 #A2905)

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/s/ Katherine C. Schultz County Clerk

1. Notice is hereby given by the Board of Education, Richmond Burton Community High School District 157, McHenry County, Illinois, that sealed lump sum bids will be received for the following:

Qualifications for Entry into Contest


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




Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed.


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Notice is given of the death of: GEORGE NICHOLSON JR of: MARENGO, IL Letters of office were issed on: 3/26/2014 to: Representative: WENDY L SLUSARZ 715 E WASHINGTON ST MARENGO, IL 60152 whose attorney is: FILLER & ASSOCIATES 3901 NORTH ROUTE 23 MARENGO, IL 60152

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Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 12, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as


Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 26, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice address of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as

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Dated MARCH 12, 2014


READER NOTICE: As a service to you -- our valued readers -- we offer the following information. This newspaper will never knowingly accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. If you have questions or doubts about any ads on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the local Attorney General's Consumer Fraud Line and/or the Better Business Bureau. They may have records or documented complaints that will serve to caution you about doing business with these advertisers. Also be advised that some phone numbers published in these ads may require an extra charge. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises or guaranteed income from work-at-home programs, money to loan, etc., if it sounds too good to be true -- it may in fact be exactly that. Again, contact the local and/or national agency that may be able to provide you with some background on these companies. This newspaper cannot be held responsible for any negative consequences that occur as a result of you doing business with these advertisers.

/s/ Katherine C. Schultz County Clerk

Case No. 14 PR 000078


Studio, 1 & 2 Bedrooms



In the Matter of the Estate of EDWARD A BEYERS Deceased

Dated MARCH 26, 2014

Northwest Herald /

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WE'VE GOT IT! Northwest Classified 877-264-CLAS (2527)

3. Bids Due: bids will be received until 10 April 2014, 1:00 PM, at the administration office of the Owner and will be publicly opened and read at that time. 4. Document Date: the bidding documents are dated 28 March 2014. 5. Document Availability: the bidding documents are available by email without cost from the office of the Architect. Submit a request by fax to RuckPate Architecture at 847-304-1218. Bidding documents are also available for viewing at the office of the Architect after 31 March 2014. Documents may also be available for viewing from Dodge and Reed Construction Data. 6. Complete Bids: bidders shall enter the necessary information in all blanks on the Bid Form and shall include all additional bid submittals required by the Bidding documents. Bidders shall make use of complete documents to prepare bids.

McHenry $164,900

2618 Drucker Lane Megan Martin Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell 815-508-3862

7. Bid Security: all bids offered must be accompanied by bid security in the form of cash, certified check or bid bond made payable to the Owner in the amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the aggregate of the bid as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted a contract will be entered into and the performance of the contract properly secured. 8. Time Bids Held Good: no bid shall be withdrawn, modified, or cancelled without the consent of the Owner for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening of Bids. 9. Site Visits: bidders may visit the site at by appointment only. Contact Pat Elder at Richmond-Burton High School, 815 678-4525, to arrange a visit. Report to School Office upon arrival. . 10. Pre-Bid Meeting: a Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the following time and location: 3 April 2014, 10:00 AM at the District Administration Office. Attendance at the Pre-Bid meeting is optional. 11. Owner's Rights: the Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids or waive any informalities at its discretion. 12. Bonds: the successful bidder for the project is required furnish Performance and labor and material Payment Bonds in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the bid amount, with sureties to be approved by the Owner, and in the form required by the Bidding documents. 13. Insurance: the successful bidder is required to furnish insurance in form and amounts required by the Bidding documents, including guarantee of indemnity to the Owner and Architect against any and all claims which might arise for damages to persons or property due to the negligence of himself, his employees or agents, during the construction of said improvements and until the said improvement has been finally accepted as complete by the Owner. 14. Prevailing Wage: the successful bidder is required to pay the general prevailing wage for work under this Contract as ascertained by the Illinois Department of Labor, and shall submit certified payroll records, in compliance with the Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130) and the requirements of the Bidding Documents. 15. Headings: headings in this notice are for reader's convenience and are not intended to limit the scope of the information. (Published in the Northwest Herald March 30, 2014 #A3012)

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53 Law firm department 55 Fired on 57 Good-for-nothing 59 Resort city in 1945 news 60 Small scene 61 Restricted part of an urban area 63 Ball player? 64 Prominent feature of an Obama caricature 65 Ray Charles hosted it in 1977: Abbr. 66 Couple at the altar? 69 Start to show one’s real potential 72 So 73 Birthplace of Buddha, now 75 Pitcher Mike with 270 wins 78 Christmas cookie ingredient 80 Plagues 81 Eponymous German physicist 82 Combined with 83 Watering hole for Homer and Barney 84 Coin collector 85 Pelican’s home, for short 86 See 23-Across 90 The Durbeyfield girl, in literature 91 Dr. Seuss animal 92 It has paper denominations from 5 to 500 93 Ex-Fed head Bernanke 94 Some body work, in slang







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TODAY - You will gain support and respect with your vigor, energy and outstanding performance. Your ability to take control of any situation is a sign of true leadership. The ideas and insights you provide will encourage a variety of positive partnerships and successful collaborations. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Resist the urge to say the first thing that comes to mind. Negative comments or complaints will not help your situation. Make a sincere effort to be more understanding and supportive. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Others will be happy to cooperate with you if you are

flexible. You will face opposition if you decide to challenge someone’s authority. Stay within your boundaries. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be accommodating, but don’t let anyone intimidate you into taking on responsibilities that don’t belong to you. Stand your ground and stick to activities that serve you well. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Refrain from letting your artistic temperament lead to hypersensitivity. You have all the skills necessary for success. Stay composed and let your talent do the talking for you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Keep a close

eye on money matters. It’s time to finalize the details of your current venture. Don’t be discouraged if others refuse to go along. Your efforts will be well-rewarded. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Love is highlighted. Be considerate and debonair. Discuss your personal goals and be receptive of the ideas being offered by someone you want to have in your life for a long time to come. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Physical activity will help you feel rejuvenated. Networking or spending time with people who share your interests will generate positive thoughts and expert tips on how to succeed.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You may be feeling blue about personal issues. A change of scenery will give you a new perspective and help to take your mind off your troubles. Consider a getaway. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -Reconsider a past partnership. You may have failed to live up to your end of the bargain or could be just as much to blame as your former partner. Make amends posthaste. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Finish what you start. Relationships may be confusing, but they should not be ignored. Be honest and don’t expect others to do your work for

you. Equality is what matters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Old habits have been holding you back. When you take the necessary steps to rid yourself of negative behavior and ideas, you will find a kindred spirit to help you along. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Romantic opportunities will brighten your day. Being open and receptive will help you gain respect. A rewarding partnership will be based on sharing and compromise.

















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Baseball Cards

Stars, Sets, Rookies. Price range $1-$40. 815-338-4829 Add to your collection

2008 Chariot Cougar 2 Carrier Chassis w/ Cycling Kit, Never Used. This two-child carrier system allows you to stroll, jog, bicycle, hike, or cross country ski w/ a child in tow. It has a full-featured chassis, & is compatible w/ conversion kits (sold separately-Cycling Kit Included), $400, If interested, email me at

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Stars, Sets, Lots of Rookies. Price range $1-$50. 815-338-4829 Add to your collection Elvis Memorabilia Elvis Cups, Teddy Bears, Watches, Christmas Ornaments, Puzzles & Bradford Houses - $5 to $60 815-307-4136 after 6pm

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Stars & Lots of Rookies. Price range $1-$40. 815-338-4829 Add to your collection Lladro Figurines Boy Golfer, Girl Golfer (Retired) Sell as pair, if possible $200 each. 815-459-9084

Lladro's (3) & (1) Nao Good to excellent condition. Carnival Couple, Mile Of Style Clown, Death of Swan Ballerina and Girl with Bird. $25-$100/ea. 815-477-3063 ~ Aft 7pm-9pm

CRIB ~ OAK 3 in one, excellent condition, $120 815-814-6440 Toddler Bed – Lightning McQueen, Red, Includes Mattress, Pad & 2 Sheets, All in Excellent Condition - Used Very Little $60. 815-459-6837 9-8pm

Office Furniture: Desks, Chairs, File Cabinets & Blueprint Cabinets. Good shape and clean. For pick up or delivery. McHenry area. Mike @ IRC 815-403-3767

PartyLite Candle Houses 15 to choose from. Will sell individually for $7.50 - $15 each, or all 15 for $125. If interested Call 815-575-2084 STATUETTE BRETT FAVRE "Viking" 6" resin. $30 815-385-1732

Bicycle - 2013 Girls Specialized Hotrock 20” Coaster Bike, Purple. Used only 1 summer. $120. 815-382-2455

Bike - Children's Trainer Girls 18 Speed Roadmaster Sport Bicycle. Like New. $75 o/b/o. Call Pat. 847-404-8311.

Raleigh Marathon 26” $100.


Schwinn Mo-Ab 26” $250. 815-451-4744

Scott 26”

'94 Marvel Masterpiece and Lots of Others. Sets at $25. 815-338-4829 Add to your collection

$100. 815-451-4744

Noritake Fine China, patterncharmaine service for 8, mint cond. $195 815-759-3865

DECK STAIN New, $4/gallon, several colors. 815-479-1000


Florescent light fixtures 3 @ 4' long - $5 each 4 @ 8' long $7 each $35 for all. Good Condition 815-307-9004

Antique, upright with rolls, $300/obo. 815-338-5064 Precious Moments – Assorted, Excellent Condition - In boxes w/ tags, $5 each or 6 for $30. 847-639-3154

Gas Fireplace Insert Ventless Monessen Hearth Systems Ventless Gas Fireplace System 36” w/screen and logs, never used, pristine condition $500/obo. 815-344-4384

Pressed Back Rocking Chair can provide pic's $100/obo 847-854-7847 call Kim Reyer & Schleich Toy Horses A Box of toy horses – Perfect for the young enthusiast! Will not split Take all or none - $35 815-276-1479

Insulation - Two bundles R-19 kraft faced 75 SQ FT, unopened $25 each 815-307-9004


Iron Supports for Scaffolding on Extension Ladders - $25 815-334-9038 7am-6pm

Unique Antique Chair

Kohler Toilet – Standard Size, Almond Color, Like New, Replaced with tall one due to bad knees, Also, new seat. $30. 815-334-9038

Antique, maple with cubby for pen and books, $100. with cane seat with lots of detail. $120. 815-354-2462

Sugar & Creamer Pickard Salt & Pepper, gold floral, $135. 815-459-3822

Pipes - Two 1-1/4" x 10' sch 80 pvc - $8 each; Two 2" x 10' sch 80 pvc - $10. each; one 2" x 10' electrical metallic pipe $15. All New, Never Used. $45 for all. 815-307-9004

Sweatshirt - Michael Jordan Red, large, $12. 815-459-3653

BEDROOM SET Heywood Wakefield – Full size bedframe, dresser w/mirror & 2 nightstands, Needs some re-finish, solid wood – original - vintage $150/OBO Woodstock 815-337-2911 Burgundy Recliner $85/obo. 815-675-6967 Cabinet – 24”W x 33”H x 9”D White Bottom Shelf & 2 Doors Good Condition - $20 847-532-1401 CABINET Wood, for sewing machine Excellent condition. $35 815-477-7916

CABINET ~ WOODEN With doors, 76”Hx46”Wx26”D. $100, can be seen on email. 815-455-7881

Coffee Table ~ Wood

Mahogany with glass top, 46x19, $15. 815-459-3653

Couch 3 Pc Leather Sectional

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

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PUMP - Grundfos hot water recirculation pump w/ timer Model # up15-10su7p/tlc Used but in great shape, have manual $30. 815-307-9004


With 4 hand set, answering machine, talking caller ID and speaker phone, $55. 847-829-4546

Ipod Touch 4th Generation Good condition! Works Well. $130. 815-690-0527 Leave message or text Macintosh Computer - Power PC G4 Tower. 1.25 ghz, 2gb ram, 2-160 gig. hard drives. Includes 20" LCD Apple Cinema display, Apple speakers, keyboard & mouse. Airport card and Airport Extreme base station. Some software installed - $300 815-276-1668 after 4 pm. Mitsubishi TV 60” Flat Screen 4 years old. $300 815-344-3096

Printer ~ Digital Photo Sony DPP-EX50. Prints wonderful pictures, $45/obo. 847-829-4546


20” DVD/VCR combo, excellent working condition! $100 847-829-4546

Cardio Glide Exercise Machine Weslo, In great shape, Has adjustable resistance & working digital display. Can text pictures $25. 815-219-0399 after 4pm

(5) Zebra Lamps 19” $10/ea Zebra Chair $10, (4) Gutair Paintings $10/ea 815-347-1696 Armoire – Thomasville 6' w/ mirror on backside of door, lighted, 5 drawers, Ranch Oak $225. 815-404-3399

Planks - 120 sq.ft. natural maple tongue & groove engineered. 2-7/8 X 3/8. Permagrain Products. $50. 815-382-7187

Bar Stool – Black Wicker.


Northwest Classified 877-264-CLAS (2527)

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Reclining, ivory color, slightly used, $300. 815-444-0557

Entertainment Center - Light oak, 4'H X 4' 21"W x 20"D, multiple shelves behind glass door for DVD player, DVD 's, knick-knacks, etc., Includes space for TV. Side end panel opens for additional storage. Great unit $150. 815-404-3399


Solid oak, hods a 32” flatscreen TV. Great for family or kids room, $140.00. 815-814-6440


Northwest Herald / Oak storage cabinet w/ 2 shelves & pull out tray. 31"H X 30"W X 19"D. Great for TV stand and dvd's or office supplies. Very good condition $60. 815-404-3399 Red Sectional Soft, Made in America $350/obo 815-675-6967


Carolina Cottage Victoria Rocker, $80. 815-444-9550

For king size bed, five years new, great condition, call after 6pm. $399 815-260-4197

Scroll Vanity Bench - Gold


Tan microfiber sofa with dual recliners and tan loveseat. Good condition! $125. 847-571-6811 Call for Photo's




Gold leaf color, 2 drawers, 2 doors, $75/obo. 815-444-0557 Oak bedroom set, 1950's quality 5 pc. Simple lines must sell $300 815-338-4607

Tan, new, $250. 6 wooden dining chairs, $60/all. 815-701-2180

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Got a news tip? Call 815-459-4122 Northwest Herald

Southwest Couch In good condition, hardly used, mainly maroon & green - $225 Call or text for pictures 815-219-0399 after 4pm

Student Desk 2 drawers, $45.

815-444-0557 Student Desk – One Piece, Good Condition - $25. 815-459-5983 Table oak with extension leaf, 4 chairs and china hutch / buffet excellent condition. $375. 815-900-1807


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Thomasville Bedroom Set – Classic Queen Size bedroom Grouping with platform bed & mattress between 2 tall piers connected by a lighted bridge & mirrors. Matching armoir has room for TV & lots of storage. $900 815-455-3124

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

WICKER CHEST 23Wx16Dx16H, like new! $48 815-459-3822


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


Solid oak, (4) swivel, excellent condition! Paid $225/ea, $400/all four. 815-943-7711


Oak, mirror back with light and glass shelves, $110.00. 708-309-5397 Daybed – Brass ,complete set $60 Single/Twin,mattress/box spring $30 815-353-9100

Daybed ~ White & Brass

Incl black sheet set, animal print bedspread with matching pillows with new mattress. $175. 708-309-5397


815-526-3994 DINETTE SET ~ WROUGHT IRON Glass top table, 42", 4 wheeled chairs, Like new - $300. 815-444-0557 Dining Rm-Oval Table w/3 leaves, 6 chairs, china cabinet, custom table pads $250, Antique dresser w/mirror $250, Computer Armoire $200. Oak china-hutch $250 847-471-4353 Dining Room Ranch Oak Buffet server, top opens and extends with slate top inside to sit hot dishes on. Two storage shelves behind doors. Size: 33"H X 18"D X 40" L $150 815-404-3399 Dining Room Set Table, 6 chairs, hutch & leaf In very good condition - $375. Moving, must sell. 815-385-7896

Dining room set, W/china cabinet 3 leaves & custom pads, 6 chairs must sell $399 815-338-4607

DINING ROOM TABLE Oak, oval with bear claw legs with 4 chairs, $399. 815-260-4197 Dresser - 9 Drawers, Ranch Oak, part of set, glass protective top, 2 mirrors, $225. 815-404-3399




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WING CHAIR ~ QUEEN ANNE Velour, terra cotta color. $80/obo. 815-444-0557

Gaited Trail Saddle Full Qtr. Horse bars, 7â&#x20AC;? gullet, 7/8â&#x20AC;? rigging, leather & cordura, lightweight, includes new cinch, off billet, tie straps & stirrups lightly used, Orig. $550, Asking $250. 815-337-3216 evenings

2 table lamps, beige, 28â&#x20AC;? tall no shades. $30/cash 847-639-8572


ROLLATOR 4-wheel walker, 6" wheels/locks, hinged comfort seat, tote bag below, adjustable height, aluminum frame, maximum 300 pounds, lightweight, folds easily, like-new condition, Retails for $145, Asking $45 815-477-7638 Transfer Bar - Multiple hand grips & different levels, pivots and locks in at 45 degree angles or can be locked flat against wall. Originally $240. Asking $50. 815-404-3399 Transfer Pole - Extends from up to 12' ceiling. Great for transferring from bed or toilet, pivots as you walk. Originally $160. Asking $50 815-404-3399

Beautiful, dark, rich gold floral 54x78â&#x20AC;? $80. 815-459-3822

GRILL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; George Foreman Electric Kettle Grill $25. 815-459-5983 Kohler Pedestal Sink w/ Faucet. Color-sandstone. $60/OBO 847-515-8083 Huntley Kohler Porcelain Kitchen Sink. Color-sandstone. $75 OBO 847-515-8083 Huntley


12 x 15, Panels of pink, green & white, Like New, Newly Cleaned - $75 815-455-9667 TV - Sony Wega color television. 26" screen. No remote. Asking $25. Call 815-575-2084.

52" WRIGHT STANDER 2913 Hrs. on mower, New Engine 1000 hrs. Owner Operated $3150 OBO. 815-363-7669 Fertilizer Spreader, Tow Behind - New! $30. 815-943-6937 Hand carved wood Eagle. 36" tall, one of a kind, hidden Indian head in side of base. $175. 815-307-9004 LAWNCRAFTER brand fertilizer-seed drop spreader. $17 email me at 815-9541804 Leaf Blower â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stihl Model BG65 $50. 815-943-6937 String Trimmer/Edger Electric,BLACK & DECKER 12" cut, works great. $20/OBO. 815-344-3073 Two Concrete Lions 30"tall, seated w/ one paw raised, black & gold. $40 for the pair 815-307-9004

10â&#x20AC;? Craftsman Radial Saw, Model 113.19771 with Cabinet on casters, drawer, used good cond. $250/obo. 847-587-1923 Air Compressor Dayton Speedaire Model # 3z209c, 30 gal, 220 volt. have manual. $150. 815-307-9004

BENCH GRINDER 6 inch Delta, $30. 708-363-2004

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12â&#x20AC;?, great shape, used very little. $85 708-363-2004


Floor model, Hepa, Retail for $169 asking $60. 630-624-8250 Army Cook Stove, Aluminum, Propane, Portable, $225 OBO. 815-569-2277

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12â&#x20AC;?, great shape, used very little. $75 708-363-2004 Classic Cars Hemmings magazines, 2007-2012, like new Come & get them $0.25 per issue 815-477-4667

COFFEE MAKER Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo, KP5009, used twice, paid $200, sell for $65. Hampshire Arae 847-830-9725

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Queen size, compact wheels storage case, see video @, $120/cash 847-639-8572 Inflatable raft: 2 person, heavy duty, 12 volt trolling motor, 2 plastic oars incl., perfect for boat dinghy $75 224-241-1775

Mattress and Box Spring Queen, excellent condition. $150/both. 815-455-3569


Oblong, 18â&#x20AC;?Wx20â&#x20AC;?H on art deco stand, glass on both sides, $75. 847-515-8012


Heritage Series, white, table model, 12 speeds, only used once, $95. 708-309-5397 Mounted Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount, 10pts. - Large $350. 847-343-1907

PATIO SET Round table, 4 Comfort chairs, umbella and heavy weighted stand, $250/cash. 847-639-8572

Police Scanner With 300 channels VHF/UHF/AIR/800MHZ $150 815-814-6440


Brand new, never used white and gold, $150. 815-444-9550 Rooftop Luggage Carrier Karrite Explorer, hard shell. 55"L x 38"W x 17"H $35. 815-307-9004


Circular Saw From Skil Saw Classic Series, 7-1/4â&#x20AC;?, 2.5Hp. New in Box $35. 815-334-9038 6am-6pm

Singer, treadle, oak cabinet, very old, $75. 847-515-8012

Circular Saw â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Skil 7-1/4â&#x20AC;? Model 5150 w/ case $45 firm. 224-569-3655

on 9x3.5â&#x20AC;?, orig $70, now $25. 815-459-3822

Dayton Pump model #9k860a never used 1/3 h/p 3/4" inlet & outlet $25. 815-307-9004

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SubWoofer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BandPass (2) 12â&#x20AC;? box. 6 ports. $75/obo. Kim 847-854-7847

Bugle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Authentic Confederate Good Condition - $50 815-568-8743 days

Fuse Ball Machine for Young adult.$100 630-624-8250

DRUM SET - SOUND PERCUSSION 5-PIECE DRUM SET with ZILDJIAN SYMBOLS - Wine Red, Excellent Condition; Barely Used, 22 x 18" kick drum, 10 x 8 and 12 x 9" toms, 16 x 14" floor tom, matching 14 x 5" snare drum, Zildjian: hihats, crash symbol, crash ride symbol, Throne, $300, 630-587-8388

Leap Frog, Leap Pad Electronic reading/ learning game. Model # 30004. Includes 5 learning books. $40. 847-302-4511

DRUM SET ~ ROLAND Electronic, like new, rarely used with throne and AMP, $600. 847-652-7461 Give Away â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Speakers, amp, keyboard, piano tuning instruments. 815-477-7138 Spinet Piano by Kimball Walnut Finish, Includes Bench, Excellent Condition $150/OBO. 815-338-0574

30 Gal Aquarium for reptiles w/screened top $30 224-241-1775

AQUARIUM 55 gallon rectangular with oak finish stand, and all accessories $100 815-382-9583

For a Parrot,Heavy Duty hanging, wooden. 29â&#x20AC;? H. New. $50/cash. 847-639-8572 â&#x20AC;&#x153;19â&#x20AC;? wide x 24â&#x20AC;? deep x 21â&#x20AC;? high $30/cash. 847-639-8572

Fish etc. 75 gal aquarium 5 Large Koi, 2 Goldfish Fish 2 filters, pellets, large castle, cleaning equipment $300 value ~ selling for $100 937-902-7883 ask for Peter

Umbrella Cockatoo Tame/Talks $500/firm or trade. 2 Peachface Yellow Lovebirds $35/ea. White. Parakeet $15. 815-353-9100

TROYBUILT SQUALL 721- hp 7.0 4 cycle, electric start, 21â&#x20AC;? cleaning width, start & runs well ! $150 815-568-5892

Tension Tester Metric/Inch - Skidmore $200. 815-658-0765

THICKNESS PLAINER Ryobi, 13â&#x20AC;?, front and rear feed apron, $200. 708-363-2004 Two full size picks, flat & pointed tip. Like New $5 each. 815-307-9004

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For beds, 30â&#x20AC;?x36â&#x20AC;?, 100 for $40. 815-578-0212 FREE Hospital Bed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6-1/2 yrs. old Good Condition - no mattress U-Haul Away 815-337-0749

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STUFFED with Victorian, Shabby Chic, Primitives, Folk Art & weathered decor. Huge seasonal decor collection. Tons of white wicker. Antique carved armoir. Furniture for every room plus accent pieces. Wall art. Clothing. Vera Bradley. Garden & outdoor items. Full kitchen. Victorian shell box collection. Jewelry. Incredible finds in every room, much too much to list here. See pix, details:

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164 N. Main Street Vintage bikes, depression glass, fenton dolls, old tools, fishing items, freezer, patio set, furniture, display cabinets, canning jars, geriatric equipment, red wing crocks, household items, vintage items. Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800 Have a photo you'd like to share? Upload it to our online photo album at

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FISHING POLE - Johnny Walker telescopic fishing pole. Full length goes to 16 ft. Asking $20. Call 815-575-2084



Tour Edge Fiber Sonic, $100. 815-444-9550 Men's Golf Clubs Includes 13 clubs, 4 wood club covers, bag & umbrella. Older set Asking $30. Call 815-575-2084

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Badminton set Set has net, birdies & 4 rackets, in carrying case. Asking $25. Call 815-575-2084.

Gingerbread trim, shingled roof, 4 rooms, 18x12â&#x20AC;?, newly built. $50. 847-854-7980

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Carpentersville TWIN PINES ESTATE SALE 2508 E Westwood Ct., 3/28-30, 8:30-5. Steins, furniture, Honda snowblower, King Arthur g'father clock, dinnerware, clowns, vintage clothes, poodles, household full, scooter, Neptune chair.

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Antique Upright Player Piano. Early 1900`s.Plays fine manually. Needs player mechanism repair. $100. 847-373-0614.

2-12â&#x20AC;? surface front & rear feed apron, $225. 708-363-2004

Lionel & American Flyer Trains

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Snowblower, Toro CCR Powerlite, 3hp, hard to start, low compression, use for part or repair $35/obo 9am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9pm 847-458-8398

Weider 140 incline weight bench w/ leg curl attachment. $25. 815-307-9004

South Bend Lathe ~10 Swing 4-1/2' Bed, Catalog 187RS. Many extras $2000 815-459-2336

Matchbox Cars, Robots, Books, Fossils, Old Signs, Pottery, Toys, Costume Jewelery 815-351-4387


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Vintage Strommen Bruk Accordion; Sewing Box filled w/sewing supplies - $65. 224-569-3655

Sears Cast Iron Schroll 18â&#x20AC;? depth, foot actuated switch $50/obo 815-382-9583




Snow Thrower â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Craftsman 9Hp, 29â&#x20AC;?, Electric Start, Dual Stage, Excellent Condition Works Great - $300 815-568-8036 Snowblower, craftsman 3/20 electric or pull start, excellent condition, works well $90/obo. 9am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9pm 847-458-8398

Legacy 50' self wined air reel, wall or ceiling mount, like new $30. 815-307-9004

Rollatape, 15â&#x20AC;? dia. Measuring wheel, good shape and accurate. $75.00 815-382-7320

Old Lever Actions, Winchesters, Marlins, Savages, etc. Old Pistols and Revolvers. Cash for Collection. FFL License a815-338-4731

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

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VHS Video Collection Sports, Movies, Concerts, etc. 4 totes w/60 tapes each $10/tote. 815-568-8036

Natural Gas, Vertical Salimander Heater with hose, $50. 847-476-6771 Portable Work Station w/ Drill Press, Bench Grinder, Vise & Disc Sander - $100. 815-338-0574

Antique and Modern Guns

ENGLISH BULLDOG ~ Male, 18 Months old, light brown & white Fun loving ~ Playful & Full of Life! Asking $800.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Less Messâ&#x20AC;? cage, 29Wx22Hx12D. $75/cash. 847-639-8572

Laser Level, Laserplane #130 Includes; Tri-pod, Case and Grade Stick, 1 person operating. $475 815-382-7320


All Autographs, Old Paper Items, Military, Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia, Antiques, Vintage Toys. 815-354-6169

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5000 Watt, 10HP, 5 gal fuel tank, 110/220 Watts, recent tune up. Runs well, $300/obo or trade. 847-458-0422 Aft 10AM

Pipe Wrench â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24â&#x20AC;? Ridgid â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Heavy Duty - $30. 815-477-4113 9am-8pm

STEP 2 KITCHEN Excellent Condition - $30 224-569-3655

815-353-7668 Wanted Pre -1970's Old Signs ~beer, cola, gasoline etc. ~Vintage knife collections fixed or folded blade ~Sterling Silver trophy /vases~AmericanWestern cowboys, Indians, spurs, pottery, jewelry, belt buckles ~ B/W photos, and paintings, No Reproductions Jeff ~ 847-683-9462

Time-Life Nature Library 25 Volumes - $100 815-385-1732 Tires â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (4) 18" P255/65/18 w/ about 35% tread on 3 & 60% tread on 1. $75. 847-344-2750.


Little Tikes Kitchen Carousel Playset $25 815-678-4234


Sportcraft Foosball Table Regulation Size. Great Condition. $75. 815-307-9004 Water skis - Ralley combo cut & jump, 67" long, like new $40. 815-307-9004



AUCTION SITE: TRAKK INDUSTRIAL PARK 1017 TRAKK LANE, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 Directions: From Rt. 47 & 14 Go Northwest On Rt. 14, 4 Âź Miles To Rt. 120 East. 1 Mile To Trakk Industrial Park On Left. Stay Left When Entering The Park. Sale Site Is On The Left (Follow Signs) SALE SITE PHONE: 815-338-9700 SALE SITE FAX: 815-338-9766

SALE HIGHLIGHTS TRACTORS: Case IH 3594, JD 4320, JD 4020, IH 784, JD 3020. TRUCKS/TRAILER/SKID LOADER: 2001 Ford F 350, 1974 600 Grain Truck, JD 317 Skid Ldr.; 2001 Feather Lite 7 x 20 Gooseneck Livestock Trailer, 2009 Loadtrail 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Owens 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 9 ton Gooseneck. MOTORCYCLE/ATV: 2000 Honda Shadow Sabre, 2007 Polaris 700 sportsman 4 x 4. TILLAGE: Glencoe 9 shank spring loaded soil saver, 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; IH 490 Hydraulic disc, IH 45, Vibra shank ďŹ eld cultivator, IH 183 3 pt. 6row cultivator, IH 183 3 pt. 4 row cultivator. PLANTING & GRAIN CART: IH 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; grain drill, IH 900 6 row planter, JD 700 4 row planter, JD 500 BU grain buggy. HAY EQUIPMENT & MANURE SPREADER: JD 435 Round Baler, NH 276 Baler, Hesston 1340 Disc-Bine, H&S 12 wheel hay rake, 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bale elevator, (2) quick attach bale spears, H&S 9x16 basket wagon, Meyers 9x16 basket wagon,(2) 8x16 hay wagons w/JD gears, New Idea 363 tandem axle manure spdr. COMBINE & HEAD MOVERS: Gleaner M-3 diesel, hydr Deutz-Allis 6 row, 30â&#x20AC;? corn head, Head Movers A/C 4-38 Corn Head, Deutz-Allis 18â&#x20AC;? grain platform 3â&#x20AC;? cut (2) Knowles 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; head movers (LIKE NEW), SHOP TOOLS & MISC. THIS EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN EXCELLENTLY MAINTAINED AND SERVICED. DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BUY QUALITY EQUIPMENT!


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The Whole Nine Yards T.R. Kerth: One question. That’s all you get


A century of memories

Local authors, illustrator celebrate 100 years of Wrigley Field

NEW YORK BOUND: Local dancers advance to nationwide competition • Sunday, March 30, 2014

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TheWholeNineYards T.R. Kerth PlanIt Style is published each Sunday by Shaw Media, P.O. Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250. Periodicals and postage paid at Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

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CELEBRATIONS Births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries are printed every Sunday in the Planit Style section in the Northwest Herald. Engagement announcements must be received no later than three weeks before the wedding date. Wedding announcements are accepted up to six months after the wedding date. We will accept one color photo for weddings and engagements. We will accept two color photos – wedding and current – for anniversaries. Photos not accompanied with a self-addressed, stamped envelope will not be returned. They may be picked up at the Crystal Lake office after publication. To complete a form online, visit or email celebrations@nwherald. com. Call 877-264-2527 for information.

ON THE COVER The “A” page from “W is for Wrigley: The Friendly Confines Alphabet” is illustrator John Hanley’s favorite.

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What would your question be? One question. That’s all you get. Imagine that you’ve just met someone for the first time. You want to know everything important about that person, but you don’t want to invest all that labor-intensive time that it takes to get another human to strip down to the core of his or her inner being. Most of us can be pretty high-maintenance when it comes to baring our souls. So you get one question. That’s it. Just one. What would your question be? Here’s an example: My wife and I were wandering down Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue one day several years ago, peeking into shops that were way beyond our budget. They don’t call that stretch of road the Magnificent Mile for nothing. On a lark, we popped into Niketown, an upscale purveyor of all things Nike. We didn’t intend to buy anything, we just wanted to get our swoosh on in hopes that we might boost our cool factor by being seen bopping into a Mag Mile hotspot like Niketown . I poked around the shoes for a few minutes before an attractive young saleslady schlepped over and asked sweetly, “Can I help you find anything?” She was a generation younger, cooler, and hipper-dressed than I ever hoped to be. “Sure,” I said. “Where do you keep your Reeboks?” Now, she could have brayed in mockery at my stupid question or answered in a sarcastic voice loud enough for other shoppers to join the brayfest. But she didn’t. Instead, she leaned in close with a cautious glance to each side to make sure nobody was listening and whispered, “I’m sorry, sir. This is Niketown. We only carry Nike apparel.” I smiled at her and said, “Thank you. You’re a nice person. I can tell. You passed the ‘hopeless idiot question’ test. You probably have a lot of friends who love spending time with you.”

As we walked back out into the street, my wife asked me, “Why do you do things like that?” It may not have been the One Question she would have asked me when we first met, but it has become the one she has asked most frequently during our long marriage. Like the time we met a guy from Switzerland who was visiting America for the first time. I asked him, “So, how do you like our cheese?” He stammered and cleared his throat. In another few seconds his head would have exploded from trying to find a way not to offend someone from a land that manufactures sticky yellow slices of a dairy-like imitation food product, wraps them in plastic and calls them “American cheese.” “Don’t answer,” I said. “That was a trick question. You are a kind, tactful, diplomatic visitor. Welcome to America.” And when he went off to do a bit of sightseeing, my wife said to me, “Seriously, what is wrong with you?” Another oft-asked question. Of course, not everybody passes the one-question test. Take that lady at the dinner party who insisted on turning the conversation back to religion at every turn. Now, I have always enjoyed theological discussions with open-minded, wellinformed, educated folks. But this wasn’t shaping up to be that kind of discussion. This lady seemed to be testifying to her brand, hoping to prod everybody else to testify to it. I have never seen much point to that kind of religious discussion. After all, there is little chance that I will change your beliefs, or that you will change mine. That leaves only two possibilities: either we will agree with each other and parrot our rapturous affirmation back and forth, or we will disagree and wait for the gates of hell to open up and swallow the other guy sometime before dessert.

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So, which was she: thoughtful theologian, or cast-out-the-serpent salesman? One question: I asked her, “How many people are in your Heaven?” There was a heavy moment of silence, punctuated only by my wife’s “Here-wego-again” sigh. “What do you mean?” the lady asked. “Well, there are seven billion people living on the planet right now. In a century or so they’ll all join the hundred billion folks who have died throughout history. How many of them will end up in Heaven? Besides you, of course.” She started gleefully ticking off all the losers who didn’t have a chance in hell of getting to Heaven, starting with anybody who didn’t walk into a church with the same symbol over the door that her church had. And then all those dopes who have the right symbol, but the wrong idea about it. And then of course all those sinners who keep doing all the things the Supreme Court keeps letting them get away with. Cavemen? No way. In the end, it was pretty clear that her Heaven was a pretty intimate little place, where everybody wore Nikes and nibbled on American cheese. You could probably fit them all comfortably into Wrigley Field – if it weren’t already filled with Cubs fans, who have already served their time in hell. I can’t say that my question ended the discussion at that dinner party, but it did for me, because I had nothing more to say about it. Her answer to that one question told me all I needed to know about her as far as that topic was concerned. But at least my wife didn’t ask me what my problem was as we drove home that night.

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“In the modern world of VIEWS business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unKurt less you can also sell what you Begalka create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to March 31 at the McHenry them by a good salesman.” County Historical Society – David Ogilvy, British Museum, 6422 Main St. in advertising executive Union. Solberg, 73, of Downers Grove, will bring a salesman’s UNION – Before Ron Popiel sample case full of items, plus began selling The Pocket Fish- copies of his 2008 book: “The erman and Mr. Microphones, Whizbangs of Oohs and Ahs Ron Solberg was selling – America’s Salesmen: Their brooms, brushes and personal Lore, Lives and Laughs.” care products door-to-door in A $10 donation is requested and around his hometown of at the door. A grant from the Mankato, Minn. Illinois Humanities Council “My dad worked as a field made the program possible. manager for Fuller Brush Solberg moved to the Chiand I got a job summers going cago area and did marketing door-to-door and from farm-to- for The Million Dollar Round farm selling Fuller brushes,” Table, an association of insurSolberg said. “What we sought ance executives, and Institute were $100 days. We got about of Real Estate Management. 40 percent “I rubbed shoulders with of that. some of the finest salesmen in Back in the the world,” Solberg said. 60s that He now applies the lessons was a lot of he learned back then at the money.” Science & Arts Academy in Solberg Des Plaines, where Solberg admitted teaches global studies to gifted there were children. He also is working to times, develop an electronic textbook after having Ron Solberg about Illinois history. “a lot of doors Fuller Brush Co., founded slammed in in 1906, has not fared as well; my face,” when he sought filing for bankruptcy in 2012. comfort from his dad – who But that does not mean the put him back on track. the end of the age of traveling “There is a formula you go salesmen. Rather, Solberg by: 10 to 12 hours in town. If said, the pitch has evolved. you go fewer you are sellIt comes into living rooms as ing too much toothpaste and television “infomercials” and brushes,” Solberg said. Girl Scouts peddling cookies. Solberg became a high Other programs in the school English and journalism series include: teacher, but he never lost his • “Roadside History of Illinois,” passion for selling. 7 p.m. April 7. Presented by In 2002, Chicago’s NewberStan “Tex” Banash of Norry Library contacted Solberg wood Park. The book covers to write lesson plans on a Chi- the history of the state from cago turn-of-the-century labor the Ice Age to the present. movement. The fledgling au• “Behind the Badge,” 7 p.m. thor, not all that surprisingly, Monday, April 21. Take a gravitated toward something look behind the Dick Tracy in his comfort zone: Retailing comic strip with its technical and traveling sales. After all, adviser AMTRAK Police Sgt. Chicago has been an imporJim Doherty. Information: tant center for merchandising 815-923-2267 or www.gothisand retail activity. Solberg will touch on that pedigree during “Those Mag• Kurt Begalka is the nificent ‘Whizbang’ Traveling McHenry County Historical Salesmen of Illinois” at 3 p.m. Society administrator.

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A BELOVED BALLPARK Area authors capture history of Wrigley Field in celebration of centennial By JOAN OLIVER •

‘Wrigley Field: 100 Stories for 100 Years’ Dan Campana and Rob Carroll, The History Press, $19.99. When Cubs fan Rob Carroll was asked by his friend Dan Campana to help with a book commemorating Wrigley’s 100th year, he readily agreed. Carroll, digital managing editor at Townsquare Media in Rockford and a former Northwest Herald employee, has been a Cubs fan since childhood. Campana, a freelance writer and former Shaw Media employee, had written a previous book and knew the publishing process. The pair’s goal was to assemble 100 stories that would tell Wrigley Field’s story from a variety of viewpoints. “We wanted to paint a picture of Wrigley Field and Wrigleyville,” Carroll said. So they made up a Dan Campana (left) and Rob Carroll master list of players,

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rigley Field is celebrating a milestone this year. The home of the Chicago Cubs will begin marking a century of memories Friday, when the team plays its home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. Built in 1914, the ballpark’s first major league game was played April 23, 1914, when the Chicago Federals took on the Kansas City Packers. The Federals played in the Federal League, and the new stadium was called Weeghman Park, in honor of team owner Charlie Weeghman. When the Federal League went out of business in 1915, Weeghman became part owner in the Chicago Cubs, who played in the National League. The Cubs moved from a site on Chicago’s West Side to the corner of Clark and Addison streets. In 1920, the Cubs were owned by chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr., who changed the name of the stadium to Cubs Park and then to Wrigley Field six years later. And the rest, as they say, is history. The Friendly Confines have seen a lot of baseball since then, as well as concerts, NFL and college football games, and even a NHL Winter Classic hockey game. In other words, Wrigley Field holds 100 years of memories. To commemorate the milestone, several area authors have put together books to capture the history and atmosphere of one of Major League Baseball’s oldest and most-beloved ballparks.

ABOVE LEFT: Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray leads Mayor Richard M. Daley in “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” on Aug. 26, 1989. The photo appears in “Wrigley Field: The Centennial” written by Les Krantz (inset).

former managers, people in the neighborhood, local vendors and the like. And they also spent countless hours at the ballpark to interview fans. One special entry comes from former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, who relates his feelings of being at Wrigley for his first major league game as well as his last. Wood’s story kicks off the stories after an introduction by WGN-TV sports director Dan Roan. Other big names, such as NBC broadcaster Bob Costas, who relates a story about the “Sandberg Game” in 1984, and former Cubs pitcher Mitch Williams, who tells of his first day in the National League, also make appearances. “I think the way it’s laid out, you get some surprises in it,” Carroll said. “At the same time, you don’t have to read it cover to cover.” Carroll’s favorite story doesn’t even include a Cubs fan, he said. On a visit to Wrigley, he ran into a St. Louis Cardinals fan who was waiting to get into the bleachers with his brother, a Houston Astros fan. The siblings had only reconnected recently. “He had great stuff to say about the ballpark,” Carroll said. The bleachers also are Carroll’s favorite place to watch a game. “It’s a unique perspective of the

Lake Geneva resident Les Krantz, who is a longtime sportswriter, filmmaker and book publisher, has been going to Cubs games at Wrigley Field for 46 years. But the motivation for “Wrigley Field: The Centennial” can be seen in the book’s dedication. “To my favorite companions at Wrigley Field, Ryan and Isabel (‘Issy’) Krantz,” he writes. “Yeah, it’s a legacy,” Krantz said of his grandchildren. “I wrote the dedication to them.” The book, which shares highlights of the history of Wrigley Field, is his way of passing along the history of the team to another generation. “The book is all about the generations,” he said, “how it carries on from one to the next.” What sets Krantz’s book apart is the accompanying DVD documentary that features rare historic footage and interviews with Cubs greats. It includes footage from all five World Series played at Wrigley Field, Krantz said, as well as rare footage of Babe Ruth pitching. The documentary is hosted by Lou Boudreau Jr. and Ron Santo Jr. – yes, the sons of the Cubs legends. “That’s what makes my book special,” Krantz said.

Also special is Krantz’s own connection to many of the stories told in the book. For instance, Krantz remembers being at the ballpark on the day broadcaster Harry Caray started the seventh-inning stretch tradition of singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” “Someone was pointing to the broadcast booth,” Krantz said. “And Harry comes to the edge of the booth and leans forward… That was the first time he sang it.” Then there was the time Krantz went to Wrigley Field in 1969 and found that a classmate was pitching. “Wrigley Field is one huge memory,” Krantz said, relating how he often wonders when he is at the ballpark what it was like in 1945 or in 1932, when Ruth played there. In addition to the history of Wrigley, Krantz also appreciates the atmosphere and camaraderie one finds at the Friendly Confines. “The thing I like about Wrigley Field is that you can be sitting next to a total stranger and talk to them like they are family,” he said. “They like baseball, they like the Cubs and they like Wrigley Field.” Win or lose, the Cubs and the historic ballpark will draw Krantz back again. “It’s been magic for 100 years,” he said.

ballpark,” he said. “You can’t beat that.” As for the future of the franchise, Carroll is trying to remain patient, he said. “On paper, it looks great,” he said. “I have a good feeling about the future. That’s what being a Cubs fan is all about.”

The lineup All three books are available at Read Between the Lynes in Woodstock, or at and Barnes and Noble ( online. • “W is for Wrigley” Information: or call Hanley’s studio at 815-459-1123. • “Wrigley Field: The Centennial” Information: • “Wrigley Field: 100 Stories for 100 Years”–Dan Campana and Rob Carroll will be in Wrigleyville autographing copies of their book at 8 p.m. April 3 at Deuce’s and The Diamond Club, 3505 N. Clark St., Chicago. The event is presented by Pat Brickhouse, wife of legendary WGN sportscaster Jack Brickhouse.

‘W is for Wrigley: The Friendly Confines Alphabet’ Written by Brad Herzog and illustrated by John Hanley, Sleeping Bear Press, $16.95. Crystal Lake artist John Hanley has been fortunate to work with a number of professional sports teams, including the Cubs, to produce commemorative limited-edition prints. But Hanley, a Cubs fan since he was 6 years old, was happy to be able to do another book about his favorite team. “It was pretty cool to work on,” Hanley said. “W is for Wrigley,” which presents the park’s history in an alphabet form, is anything but a children’s book. “It’s not your average children’s John Hanley book,” he said. “The artwork is not geared toward children.” The lushly illustrated publication combines short poems for each letter along with additional historical information that bring the ballpark to life. The 28 illustrations, which Hanley did in oil and acrylic paints and colored pencils, took four months to create. Hanley’s favorite, called “Late Afternoon at Wrigley Field” and corresponding to the letter “A” in the book, depicts the whole

outfield in three panels. The original is 53 inches wide, and limited-edition prints are available for purchase. One challenge in creating the book was the illustration for “Z,” which tells the story of Zachary Taylor Davis, the architect behind Wrigley Field. Hanley couldn’t find a picture of him, he said. Eventually, he found the architect’s great-grandson in Chicago who had a photo. “He was the first architect to use concrete and steel for baseball stadiums,” Hanley said of Davis. Like most Cubs fans, Hanley isn’t too optimistic about this year’s team, but he sees good things on the horizon. “I love the direction they’re going in, but it’s going to take awhile,” Hanley said. As for the Ricketts family’s plan for renovating Wrigley, Hanley is all for it. “It’s time has come,” he said. “No one drives a 100-year-old car.”


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By JAMI KUNZER hey’ll dance anywhere. But there’s one place they’d like to dance forever. And they’re headed there this week. Dancers, led by Alyce Keaggy Brinkmann of Spring Grove, are traveling to New York City to perform at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. They’ll compete among the top dancers in the world, as part of the Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest ballet scholarship student competition, awarding more than $250,000 annually in scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide. “The girls have been training for quite some time,” Brinkmann said. “To be accepted to go to New York is quite an accomplishment. I would say we hoped for it. I wouldn’t say we expected it.” Brinkmann, who originally taught in Spring Grove before moving to the Center Academy of Dance in Deer Park, has been teaching for roughly 25 years. This is the first time she’ll be taking a group of dancers to the competition. Dancers advanced based on a regional semifinals hosted March 1 in Chicago. “We have some very strong classically trained dancers in the ensemble, and I think they saw their potential as aspiring young artists and their ability to work together as an ensemble,” Brinkmann said. Of the seven dancers taking part in the April 4-11 Grand Prix, three are from Spring Grove. They include Brinkmann’s daughter, 14-year-old Marlena, 15-year-old Francesca Morris and 16-year-old Victoria Stocker. Other dancers are sisters 12-year-old Faith and 18-year-old Grace Marshall of Lake Villa, 13-year-old Pargol Azadeh-Tehrany of Pala-


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tine and 17-year-old Miquella Young of Lake Zurich. All intend to become professional dancers. “That’s the plan,” said Morris, who began dancing at age 3. “I’d like to make it into the San Francisco ballet.” Morris, who is homeschooled, said she fell in love with ballet at a young age. “Ballet is different. You get to act while you’re on stage,” she said. The dancers will perform as one of 135 ensembles in the competition. They’re doing a tarantella, an Italian flavored, fast-moving classical dance they’ll perform with tambourines, Brinkmann said. “It’s a great way to display their classical training, but something with a lot of energy so the audience and judges can appreciate their training and get excited about the energy.” The dancers have been practicing daily. “I probably see them more than my family,” said Stocker, a sophomore at Richmond-Burton Community High School. Dancing for 12 years, she said she naturally leaned toward ballet. “I love how you can express all these different emotions through dance without having to talk or actually see the emotions,” she said. Marlena Brinkmann, an eighth-grader at Nippersink Middle School in Richmond, was born to dance, she said, following in her mother’s footsteps at age 2. “It’s something to let go in,” she said. The dancers will have the opportunity to take master classes and train with leading instructors in the nation.

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“They’re really exposed to a lot of people who have the same love and same dedication as them, and I think it’ll be very inspiring to them to know they’re not alone,”Alyce Keaggy Brinkmann said.


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Add-on-Pearl Necklaces I’ve been thinking about starting an add-on-pearl necklace. Could you give me an idea of what the usual process would be? There are a lot of factors that go into choosing your first add-on-pearl necklace, but once you figure all of that out buying and adding pearls is a cinch. The first thing you need to decide is what size pearl you would like to use. A lot of people go with a smaller size pearl like a 5mm so when the girls are young they don’t look too big on their necks. One thing to remember is that these pearl necklaces, once finished, will eventually become a family heirloom. Even though the smaller pearls look cute when they are small, sometimes once the strand is finished and the girl becomes an adult, she may want a larger size pearl. If that is the case, we recommend starting with a 6mm pearl. But again, the choice is completely up to you and what you want the necklace to look like in the end. Once you choose your size, it’s time to choose a starter necklace and how many pearls you would like started on it. We use either a sterling silver chain or a yellow gold filled chain for the starters. We do this because the chain will ultimately be cut away once the pearls are strung and we wouldn’t want to waste any money or gold.

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DearAbby Jeanne Phillips

Guidelines stress parents Dear Abby: We’re proud parents of a new baby girl. She’s adorable, and we feel lucky and blessed. Although having a new baby is an exciting, magical time, it is also stressful. Sleep deprivation, difficulty with breast-feeding, plus endless visits and phone calls can wear any new parent thin. Also, if Mom had an episiotomy or C-section, she may be in pain. In addition – or perhaps because of these things – some women also struggle with postpartum depression. Friends and family don’t always realize everything new parents must cope with. I compared notes with other parents and came up with a short list of guidelines for friends and family of new parents: 1. Unless you are immediate family or very close friends, wait until the third week or so to call. Keep in mind the first two weeks are often the toughest. If you would like the new parents to know you’re thinking of them, send a card. 2. Limit visits to 20 or 30 minutes. Unless you are staying to help with the housework, or know your presence is wanted longer than this, keep your visit short. 3. If you visit, bring food! A simple casserole or some takeout will be gratefully accepted by the exhausted parents. 4. Wash your hands immediately before touching baby.While it’s unlikely that you would unwittingly pass a cold or sore throat to the baby, seeing you wash your hands will make concerned new parents feel better. 5. Leave your small children at home. Even if you keep a close eye on your children, their high energy level can be too much for already stressed-out new parents. 6. Be sensitve about mom’s need to breast-feed. If Mom had a surgical birth, moving around can be an effort for her. If she needs

to nurse, offer to leave the room. – New Mom in San

Diego Dear New Mom: Congratulations on your new arrival. Your guidelines make sense, and I’m pleased to share them. However, as sensible as they may be, do not be surprised if most of your visitors don’t abide by them – because if my mail is any indication, the majority will think they are the exception to the rule. Dear Abby: My husband drinks milk straight from the carton. He says it’s OK because he’s the only one in the house who drinks milk. (True.) I have told him I find it disgusting and that company often drinks milk, having no idea that he drinks

straight from the carton. Isn’t this unsanitary – not to mention rude and selfish behavior? I’d love to know how to get him to stop. – Grossed

out in New Jersey Dear Grossed Out: I’m sorry you are grossed out, but what your husband is doing isn’t a federal offense – particularly since he’s the only milk-drinker in the house. However, a solution to your problem might be to separate a portion of the milk into another container, so that it will be available for guests should the need arise. • Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Crystal Lake, Announcement has been made of the engagement of Brittany Sanders of Decatur, Indiana and Danny Gregus, Crystal Lake. She is the daughter of Mari and Keith Sanders of Decatur, Indiana. He is the son of Mike and JoEllen Gregus of Crystal Lake. The bride-to-be will graduate on May 4, 2014 from University of Dayton-Dayton ,OH with a degree in religious studies and plans to work in Indianapolis, IN in the Teach For America program. The groom to be is a 2010 from Prairie Ridge HS and will graduate on May 4, 2014 from the University of Dayton-Dayton ,OH with a degree in Biochemistry. The couple will reside in Indianapolis, IN A May 24, 2014, wedding is planned.

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Raven/DeMarco Engagement

Jeffrey and Mechelle Lowmiller of Crystal Lake, IL and Robert and Karla Imhoff of Ashton, IA announce the engagement of their children, Ryan Kenneth Lowmiller and Kimberly Ann Imhoff. Ryan is a 2006 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Sioux Falls. He is currently the Manager of the Beer Division and Assistant Store Manager at JJ’s Wine and Spirits in Sioux Falls, SD. Kimberly is a 2008 graduate of Sheldon Community High School and a 2011 graduate of Avera McKennan School of EMS and Western Iowa Tech Community College. She currently works as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Aberdeen, SD Fire and Rescue. A June 28th wedding is planned in Sioux Falls, SD.

McHenry --An announcement has been made of the engagement of Mary Elizabeth Raven and Frank Anthony DeMarco both from Greer, South Carolina, formerly of McHenry. She is the daughter of Raymond Raven (deceased) and Irene Raven of McHenry. He is the son of Anthony DeMarco (deceased) and Susan DeMarco of Yorba Linda, Calif., formerly of McHenry. Mary and Frank met in the fourth grade at Landmark School. They both graduated from McHenry Community High School-West Campus in 1996. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Anthropology. She is a massage therapist and yoga teacher in Greenville, South Carolina. Her fiancé graduated from Purdue University in 2001 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his Masters in Business Administration from Bradley University in 2010. He is a quality engineer at the SC BMW plant. They have plans for an April 12, 2014 wedding in South Carolina.

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StraightTalk Rick Atwater

A glimpse into the mind of an addict Did you ever put your finger on a glob of mercury and watch it splatter into a thousand tiny globs only to neatly reassemble itself into the original glob? This is an analogy for trying to find the reason why you are addicted. Did you have “issues” that led you to the alcohol or drugs? Was it a painful past or low self-esteem? Was it a cruel step-parent or bullying at school? Was it being stuck in a dead-end job or an unhappy marriage? Was it stress, anxiety or depression? The mind of the addict demands a reason because if we have a reason we can, we think, have some justification for the behavior. Why is it we don’t need to find a justification for cystic fibrosis or multiple sclerosis? Addiction is a primary brain disorder. Addicts and alcoholics metabolize the same substances differently from others. That metabolic difference changes brain chemistry, and thus thinking and behavior. Most people only see the “poor choices” and “bad behavior.” What they don’t see is the chemistry. The way someone with this predisposition can avoid the problem is to avoid the substances. Chances are quite high someone with a genetic

marker for addiction will become addicted if they use addictive substances. You can’t think yourself out of addiction. That would be similar to performing brain surgery on yourself. As is said by people who understand this disease, “You can’t think yourself out of a thinking problem.” People with addiction problems always have other issues, just like most people. The difference is those issues have been made worse by the drinking or drug taking and then excused by the consequences. Addicts and alcoholics have it backward. They think the painful things that happen to them cause the drinking or drug taking while in reality the drinking and drug taking has taken “normal people problems” and expanded them into disasters. What for most would be rough seas on a cruise ship turns into the Titanic. It’s always a good idea to stop looking for reasons, straighten out the thinking (read: recover) first. Then, once in perspective, take on the remaining people problems one at a time.

• Rick Atwater is a licensed clinical professional counselor. He can reached by email at

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