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Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old By MARCIA DUNN

The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That’s the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 moonwalkers in 1971. A research team reported Wednesday that the moon formed within 60 million years of the birth of the solar system. Previous estimates ranged within 100 million years, all the way out to 200 million years after the solar system’s creation, not quite 4.6 billion years ago. The scientists conducted uranium-lead dating on fragments of the mineral zircon extracted from Apollo 14 lunar samples. The pieces of zircon were minuscule – no bigger than a grain of sand. “Size doesn’t matter, they record amazing information nonetheless!” lead author Melanie Barboni of the University of California, Los Angeles, said in an email. She noted that the moon holds “so much magic ... the key to understand how our beautiful Earth formed and evolved.” The moon was created from debris knocked off from Earth, which itself is thought to be roughly 4.54 billion years old. Some of the eight zircon samples were used in a previous study, also conducted at UCLA, that utilized more limited techniques. Barboni said she is studying more zircons from Apollo 14 samples, but doesn’t expect it to change her estimate

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of 4.51 billion years for the moon’s age, possibly 4.52 billion years at the most. “It would be more a double-checking than anything else,” she explained. She and her colleagues – whose work appeared Wednesday in the journal Science Advances – are eager to learn more about the moon’s history and, in turn, the evolution of early Earth and the entire solar system. Apollo 14’s Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell collected 92 pounds of rocks and used tubes to dig up soil while exploring the moon’s Fra Mauro highlands in February 1971. They conducted two spacewalks, spending nine hours altogether out on the lunar surface. It’s the second major moon study this week. On Monday, Israeli scientists suggested our Earth’s constant companion actually might be a melting pot of many mini-moons. Rather than one giant impact that shaved off a chunk of Earth and formed the moon, a series of smaller collisions may have created multiple moonlets that eventually merged into one, according to the researchers. Barboni said regardless of how the moon came to be – one big strike at Earth, many smaller ones or even none at all – “you still end up at the end solidifying the moon as we know it today.” The giant impact theory holds that the resulting energy formed a lunar lava ocean that later became solid. It’s this solidification age that Barboni and her team have now ascertained. “We finally pinned down a minimum age for the moon formation,” she said, “regardless of how it formed.”

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ON THE COVER Retired Dundee Crown music director Mark Bettcher conducts the District 300 Middle School Honors Band as they rehearse Monday for Tuesday’s performance marking the debut of “The Dawnland,” created by internationally renowned composer Joni Greene with input from students at district’s five middle schools. See story on page A3.

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Hampshire Middle School student Casey Flatland plays the chimes Monday during the District 300 Middle School Honors Band rehearsal. They are rehearsing for the performance marking the debut of “The Dawnland,” created in part by internationally renowned composer Joni Greene with input from students at district’s five middle schools. See more photos of the District 300 Middle School Honors Band rehearsing for the performance in a gallery on NWHerald.com.

D-300 Middle School Honor Band collaborates with composer on song By NATE LINHART

nlinhart@shawmedia.com CARPENTERSVILLE – Community Unit School District 300 music teacher Michael Kasper said he wanted his students to create something so memorable and unique that it would transcend time. “At District 300, we don’t just want to be followers in musical education, but leaders in what we are doing here, because we feel our community has a lot of positive things about it and a lot to share,” Kasper said. Kasper, who teaches at Carpentersville Middle School, then got the idea to bring in a renowned composer to help students create their own piece of work. “This experience our students are having right now is incredibly unique

“This experience our students are having right now is incredibly unique to education. We practice playing and give brilliant concerts like other schools do, but we don’t always get to be involved in the compositional element until now.”

tional element until now.” On Tuesday night, the D-300 Middle School Honor Band put on a public concert in front of hundreds of people at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville. Throughout the evening, District 300 middle school students performed four different compositions, including “The Dawnland,” a brand-new work of music the honors band helped create. “This is a very diverse school district, and it’s nice for all the students from all the different middle schools to Michael Kasper, Community Unit be able to get together to do this,” conSchool District 300 music teacher ductor Mark Bettcher said. Bettcher, who taught at District 300 to education,” Kasper said. “We prac- for 34 years before retiring in May, said tice playing and give brilliant concerts he was honored to be invited back to like other schools do, but we don’t al- conduct the world premiere. ways get to be involved in the composi“These kids have done an exception-

al job at really being focused and at the same time having a lot of fun together,” Bettcher said. The show was made possible by an $8,000 Large Project Grant approved by the District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence during the 201415 school year. The grant, facilitated by Kasper, allowed the D-300 Middle School Honor Band to hire renowned composer Joni Greene to help write the new piece of music. Kasper said Greene was selected for the project because of her unique style. Greene started working with the students two years ago to make this performance possible, asking students via Skype what they’d like to create. Greene said this was her first time

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A Lake in the Hills police officer stands outside a townhome Tuesday in the 2300 block of Daybreak Drive in Lake in the Hills. Carla M. Lopez-Mejia, 27; her 11-year-old son Ezequiel Garcia; and 8-year-old daughter Ariana Garcia were found dead in the home according to a news release from the McHenry County Corner’s office.

Children strangled, mother died of hanging, coroner says Neighbors remember kids as sweet, nice By HANNAH PROKOP

hprokop@shawmedia.com LAKE IN THE HILLS – The McHenry County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday revealed the preliminary causes of deaths for three people found dead Tuesday in an apparent murder-suicide in their Lake in the Hills home. On Tuesday, three people were found dead in a home in the 2300 block of Daybreak Drive. The coroner’s office has identified the three as 27-year-old Carla M. Lopez-Mejia, and her two children, Ezequiel and Ariana Garcia. The two children were strangled to death, and Lopez-Mejia died from asphyx-

ia from hanging, according to a news release from the coroner’s office. Ezequiel and Ariana were known by neighbors as sweet children who were always playing outside. Carla M. Jennifer Goodrich, a Lopez-Mejia neighbor to the family in the adjoining Lake in the Hills town home, said her daughter was friends with 11-year-old Ezequiel, who went by “Izzy,” and 8-year-old Ariana. The children often could be seen playing school or riding bikes, Goodrich said. They also loved their dogs. Lake in the Hills police and Huntley

McHenry County Crisis Line Help for people feeling overwhelmed can be found 24 hours a day at the McHenry County Crisis Line at 800-892-8900. Fire Department personnel were called to the home about 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Crime tape surrounded the front and back of the townhouse Tuesday afternoon as police investigated and were watched by neighbors who were trying to find out what had happened. Preliminary scene findings indicate a murder-suicide confined to this family, with no threat to the public safety,

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Sen. Dan McConchie, R-Lake Zurich, holds hands with his wife, Milena, on Wednesday during the inauguration of the Illinois Senate at the state Capitol in Springfield.

New lawmakers take seats in Springfield, face hard battles By KEVIN P. CRAVER

kcraver@shawmedia.com Two new faces took the oath of office Wednesday to represent McHenry County in the Illinois General Assembly. The Republican lawmakers – Allen Skillicorn and Steve Reick – replace two longtime legislators. Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, succeeds Republican Mike Tryon in the 66th House District. After 12 years, Tryon decided to term-limit himself and step down. Reick, R-Woodstock, now represents the 63rd House District in place of Jack Franks, who successfully ran for McHenry County Board chairman. In the Illinois Senate, Sen. Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, was sworn in to represent the 26th Senate District after winning his Nov. 8 race. He was appointed last year to fill out the remaining term of Republican Dan Duffy, who term-limited himself and stepped down early to lead a nonprofit agency. Skillicorn said he has hit the ground running by filing legislation for term limits, tax reform, tax increment financing district transparency and other initiatives. He and Reick join incumbent local Reps. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills; Barbara Wheeler,

“I am bringing a new style of leadership to Springfield for the people of Illinois’ 63rd House District. As evidenced through my first vote, I will not support the failed leadership that has brought Illinois to the brink of insolvency.”

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Steve Reick, 63rd House District representative, R-Woodstock R-Crystal Lake; and Steven Andersson, R-Geneva, all of whom ran unopposed. “Now it’s time to get things done. I already have six bills filed with the clerk,” Skillicorn said. Lawmakers have a daunting task ahead of them that previous General Assemblies have been unable to tackle. Illinois has gone 18 months without a budget – a six-month stopgap budget expired Jan. 1 – because of the legislative loggerheads between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic Party that controls the House and Senate. The state faces $130 billion in unfunded pension liability and $11 billion in unpaid bills, and has the worst credit rating, hovering just above junk status, of all 50 states. For the past two years, Illinois has led the nation in population loss and was consistently near the top in previous years.

More inside Michael Madigan elected House speaker for 17th time, nearing U.S. tenure record. See story on Page A20. For the 17th time, House lawmakers elected Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, as House speaker, a post he has held for 32 years except for a two-year period between 1995 and 1997. While Reick said he intends to work in a bipartisan effort, he highlighted the fact that his first vote as a lawmaker was against Madigan’s re-election. “I am bringing a new style of leadership to Springfield for the people of Illinois’ 63rd House District. As evidenced through my first vote, I will not support

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supermajority with 37 seats – the party elected Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, to a fifth term leading the body. In a statement, McConchie said that he intends to work for property tax relief, education funding reform and reining in state spending. “My main priority while serving in the 100th General Assembly will be to continue to fight for a true balanced budget accompanied by reforms that will boost the economy. In order to turn the state around, the General Assembly must promote an economic climate that encourages job creation,” McConchie said. Also joining McConchie in the Senate are Sen. Pamela Althoff, R-McHenry, who handily won re-election, and Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, who was not up for election this year.

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BUFFALO GROVE – A former Buffalo Grove middle school teacher was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison Tuesday for accessing child pornography and encouraging minors to create sexually explicit images. John C. Vastis, 54, of Lakemoor, pleaded guilty in federal court last year to one count of accessing child pornography with intent to view. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Vastis started communicating online with one of the victims in 2013. For almost a year, according to the Department of Justice, Vastis encouraged the victim to record sexually explicit photos and videos of himself and send the images to Vastis. Several of those images were of the victim’s private areas. In a plea agreement, Vastis also admitted to watching child pornography that involved another victim and possessing images of a prepubescent boy performing a sexual act on a man.

Vastis was arrested in August 2014. Vastis previously worked as a teacher at Meridian Middle School in Buffalo Grove. The school district cooperated with the investigation, and Vastis did not victimize any Meridian Middle School students, according to the Department of Justice. The sentence was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and James M. Gibbons, special agent-incharge of the Chicago Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The investigation was conducted by the HSI’s Operation Predator, an international program that aims to protect children from sexual predators. The Lakemoor Police Department, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Buffalo Grove Police Department also assisted with the case. Sexually exploited victims are encouraged to call Homeland Security’s toll-free tip line at 866-347-2423.

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jreiland@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – McHenry County prosecutors presented a series of text messages and recorded phone calls to the jury Wednesday documenting alleged narcotics transactions between Cody Hillier and James F. Linder in connection with the 2015 overdose death of an Algonquin woman. Linder, 36, of Zion, is on trial this week for a drug-induced homicide charge, a Class X felony. Prosecutors allege Danielle Barzyk, 21, died Jan. 30, 2015, after ingest- James F. ing heroin bought from Linder Linder. Hillier bought 1½ grams of heroin from Linder at his Zion residence and later took the drugs with Barzyk in Algonquin, prosecutors said. Text messages indicated Linder, who allegedly was using the alias “Tim”

at the time, texted Hillier about 10:15 a.m. Jan. 30, 2015, to tell him he had new product. Hillier then told the defendant he would be in the Zion area around noon and requested two half-gram bags of heroin. A little more than an hour later, Hillier texted Linder saying he was on his way to Zion and instead wanted three half-gram bags for $160. Hillier texted Linder, “Three separate halves. I don’t want my girl to know I’m getting the third.” Linder texted back, “K.” After they returned from Zion and spent the day together, Barzyk told Hillier after 1 a.m. that she had trouble breathing and wanted to be taken to the Algonquin Police Department. When police arrived, Hillier told them she was having an asthma attack but later told them she took Vicodin. After attempts by police officers and paramedics to revive her, Barzyk was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where she was pronounced dead. Officer Tim Cooney, a member of the

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North Central Narcotics Task Force in 2015, testified that he and another officer spoke with Hillier the morning after the incident and planned to use him as a confidential informant so they could set up another narcotics transaction. Hillier contacted Linder on Jan. 31, 2015, about buying heroin through text messages and phone calls. All phone calls were recorded, and all incoming and outgoing messages on Hillier’s phone were monitored, Cooney said. Hillier asked Linder if he could get three half-gram bags, just as he did the day before, according to the text messages. Linder said he didn’t have the same heroin he gave Hillier the day before but still agreed to the deal, and the two agreed to meet about 7 p.m. at the Walmart in Zion. Linder arrived in a black Grand Prix and parked in a spot in the parking lot. Hillier approached the vehicle, and officers observed what looked to be a narcotics transaction. Officers gave Hillier “pre-recorded money,” meaning they

took note of the serial numbers on each bill so they would be able to tell whether the defendant received the money. Hillier also was wearing a recording device. Linder drove away, and police officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, where he subsequently was arrested. Linder was searched while in custody at the Zion Police Department, and officers found the money Hillier gave him, additional cash, a wallet that held an ID and social security card, as well as a cellphone. Cooney said the phone’s text messages did not have a time stamp, so he applied for a search warrant for the phone company and was able to receive detailed information on the incoming and outgoing text messages between Linder and Hillier. He also was provided information that confirmed the phone belonged to Linder, he said. Linder faces 15 to 30 years in prison if convicted of the charge. Based on previous convictions, he could receive an extended sentence that would result in 30 to 60 years in prison. The trial will resume Thursday.

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services at all of the district’s schools. “We offer our condolences to all who were connected to this family and to the entire school community,” Burkey said in the statement. “This terrible tragedy has affected all of us in the Huntley 158 family, and the grief that accompanies news such as this will take time to process as students, staff and the community all attempt to come to terms with it.” Goodrich said Lopez-Mejia was quiet and kept to herself. She was registered for classes at McHenry County College in 2015, spokeswoman Christina Haggerty said, but she did not attend class during the past school year. Goodrich and other neighbors in the Coventry subdivision said they seemed like a typical family.

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District 155 staffers to get suicide prevention training NORTHWEST HERALD CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Mental Health Board and Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 are pairing up to provide suicide prevention training to about 250 district staff members. Question, Persuade and Refer Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is an evidence-based practice that focuses on recognizing people at risk of suicide and persuading them to seek and accept help, according to a news release from the Mental Health Board. The program uses a community approach to promote a greater sense of shared responsibility and skills to prevent suicide, the release stated.

“This is an opportunity to further educate our staff as we continue to provide support for our students every day,” District 155 Superintendent Dr. Johnnie Thomas said in a statement. “We are grateful to have a strong partnership with the McHenry County Mental Health Board, and we look forward to working together to expand resources within our community.” QPR training is supported by volunteers and about 30 McHenry County program facilities and the McHenry County Behavioral Health Foundation. For information on the program, contact the Mental Health Board at 815-455-2828 or visit www.mchenrycountyqpr.org.

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Pledge goals include a free latte or mocha, an “I Saved the Pearl” T-shirt, a custom mug, live theater tickets, free coffee for a month and a brass plaque. Hidden Pearl is at 1208 N. Green St. and offers gourmet coffee, sandwiches and gelato in a relaxed environment. The coffee shop is approaching its three-year anniversary in McHenry after opening its doors Feb. 11, 2014.

How do we bring small businesses, shops and restaurants back to downtown Wonder Lake, filling vacant buildings and storefronts and reshaping and boosting our hometown economy? The question plagues me. Longtime residents and families who have had summer homes in Wonder Lake for decades still can recall every name of the businesses that used to thrive and line Hancock Drive. Now, those same businesses and some new strip mall locations sit empty anxiously awaiting a new tenant, fresh paint and a new start. Unfortunately in small-town America, we are not alone with this dilemma. A possible solution would be to use our community’s diverse range of art and artists to bring culture to our downtown area. Or by highlighting our town’s rich past and present nautical history. Perhaps tapping into many of the longtime successful family-owned business owners who have laid a great foundation in our community would be a great place to start. Past, present and future business owners stepping up and sharing their thoughts and ideas

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Donna Lynn Blanski, 71, of Marengo, passed away December 14, 2016. Born on March 19, 1945 in Oak Park; she was the daughter of Kjell and Evelyn Gullaksen. Donna enjoyed spending her time refinishing wood, crochet, cooking, visiting casino’s, watching television and most of all, spending time with her family. Survivors include her children, Dean Fiene and Kristen Anchor; grandchildren, Andrew, Alexis, Brenden, Camron and Cassandra. She was preceded in death by her parents. A celebration of Donna’s life will be Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., at Querhammer and Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.

SHIRLEY COHEN Shirley Cohen, nee Klimboff, 93, beloved wife and best friend for 67 years of the late Sidney; loving mother of Lauren Shindle and Stew (Rita) Cohen; cherished grandma of Aaron (Michelle) Shindle, Dawn (Zack) Krone, Adam (Teresa) Shindle, Jason Connelly, Brenden Cohen and Brant Cohen; and great grandmother of Isabella, Luke, Brayden, and Montgomery; beloved aunt of Lynn Friedman, Tammy (Howard) Goberstein, and Bruce (Peggy) Friedman; sister-in-law of the late Morris and Ilene Friedman; and friend of many. Chapel service 12:15 PM Friday, January 13th at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to JourneyCare Hospice (journeycare.org). For information or to leave condolences: 847.255.3520 or www.shalom2.com.

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Nancy Ann Crement (Schultz), 73, of Carpentersville, died peacefully on January 9, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. A Celebration of Nancy’s Life will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, with a memorial service at 7:00 pm to be led by Pastor Mark Boster of Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Huntley. The celebration and memorial will be held at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society/Relay For Life/Huntley Chapter. Nancy was born on February 13, 1943, in Chicago, the daughter of Edwin and Irma Schultz. She has one brother, William Stalley (Shirley). In 1962, she married her high school

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Robert Devereux, age 53 of Cary passed away January 8, 2017. He was born March 7, 1963 in Chicago, the son of Robert F. and Grace Devereux. Bob is survived by his wife, Cheryl M. (nee Reitz) Devereux; his children, Marliese Andrea Devereux, Danielle Rae Devereux, Katlyn Joy Devereux and Robert Trent Devereux; his mother, Grace Devereux; his siblings, Thomas Larsen, Russell (Jacqueline) Devereux, Theresa (Joseph) Guerriero, Joseph (Debra) Devereux, Michael (Kathleen) Devereux, Rosary (Mark) Horne, Grace (Tony) Devereux; as well as many, many, many

John (Jack) Francis Skeffington passed away at, age 86, on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Jack was an only child born in Chicago, Illinois to Peter and Kathleen Skeffington of Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland. He graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep in 1948 and went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago in 1954. Jack then married the love of his life, Marilyn McCabe at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Chicago. In 1964, Jack and Marilyn moved to River Forest where they stayed for 31 years and raised 7 children. Jack worked as an attorney at Querrey & Harrow in Chicago for 40 years. Upon retirement, Jack and Marilyn began a new adventure at Del Webb’s Sun City in Huntley, Illinois. In

Born: March 7, 1963; in Chicago, IL Died: January 8, 2017; in Melrose Park, IL

2015, a year after the death of his beloved Marilyn, Jack moved to Attic Angel Place near Madison, Wisconsin to be closer to family. Jack is survived by his seven children, Nancy, John (Julie), Mark, Matthew (Christine), Patrick (Janet), Mary (Jeffery), and Peter; nine grandchildren, John (Jen), Megan, Ryan, Adam (Morgan), Natalie, Shannon, Nicholas, Christopher and Lexi; two great-grandchildren, Malianna, and Thomas. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Marilyn. The Memorial Mass will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 14, 2017 at St. Mary Church, 10307 Dundee Rd, in Huntley. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the mass from 12:00 p.m. until the 1:00 pm service. The Skeffington family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the staff of The Haven at Attic Angel Place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Rd, Middleton, WI 53562 The James A. O’Connor Funeral Home in Huntley is assisting the family. For info (847) 669-5111 or visit www.jamesaoconnorfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH H. TIMMINS SR.

Born: June 25, 1934; in Oak Park, IL Died: January 6, 2017; in LaSalle, IL

Kenneth H. Timmins Sr., 82, of Woodstock, passed away January 6, at the Illinois Veterans Home, in LaSalle. Born in Oak Park, he was the son of Harry and Jane (Meyer) Timmins. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of the Lions Club, Ken graduated from Morton East High School. He retired from Edward Hines Lumber Company after 43 years of employment in management. He is lovingly survived by his wife of 48 years, Gloria Timmins; children, Laura (Rick) Moses, Daniel, Kenneth Jr., Lynne (Robert) Basile and Lorri; grandchildren, Sarah, David, Michael, Charlie, Maxwell, Chelsea, Margo, Jack, AJ, Danny, Emily, Luke, Nick, Matthew and Michael; great-granddaughter, Annabel; sister, Fran Plant; brother, James Timmins and other relatives and friends. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Janes Timmins; first wife, Mary Lou Timmins and his beautiful daughter, Nancy Timmins. A celebration of Ken’s life will be held on January 14th, 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Charity of your choice. Online condolences may be submitted at querhammerandflagg.com.


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Clare Hollingworth (center), a British former longtime foreign correspondent, is surrounded by friends and admirers at her birthday party Oct. 10 at Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club. Hollingworth, who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland that started World War II, died Tuesday in Hong Kong at age 105. battle deployment,” she recounted in her autobiography. “I guessed that the German Command was preparing to strike to the north of Katowice and its fortified lines and this, in fact, was exactly how they launched their invasion in the south.” Returning to Poland, she filed her story, but her name was not on the byline – a common practice for newspapers in those days. A determined journalist who defied gender barriers and narrowly escaped death several times on the job, Hollingworth spent much of her life on the

front lines of major conflicts, including in the Middle East, North Africa and Vietnam, for British newspapers. She spent the last three decades in Hong Kong after being one of the few Western journalists stationed in China in the 1970s. She won major British journalism awards including a “What The Papers Say” lifetime achievement award and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. Former British Prime Minister Ted Heath and former Hong Kong Gov. Chris Patten were fans of Holling-

the 10 a.m. funeral service Friday, Jan. 13, at Immanuel Lutheran Historic Church, 178 McHenry Ave. Burial will follow in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. Thomas L. Dovenspike: The memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Algonquin. For information, call the funeral home at 847-658-4232. Daniel C. Felix: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Thursday, Jan. 12, at Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery in McHenry. Patrick Victor Fox: The celebration of life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Center for Independent Futures office, 1015 Davis St., Evanston. For information, call 847-328-2044. Dorothy Frances Gomoll: The Mass celebration will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14,

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturat Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 410 N. First St., Cary. For information, call the day, Jan. 14, at Velda Rose United Methodist church at 847-516-2636. Church, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa, Arizona. Rhea J. Lapp: The celebration of life will David F. Preusker: The visitation will be from be Saturday, Jan. 28, at Vivante in Punta 5 to 9 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:30 Gorda, Florida. The funeral Mass celebration p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Davenport Family will be Saturday, June 3, at St. Thomas the Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. InterAve., Crystal Lake. ment will be private. For information, call Otto Fredrich Machacek: The visitation will the funeral home at 815-459-3411. be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Daven- Ronald “Ron” Reed: The visitation will be port Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at DavCotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The visitation enport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra will continue from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The memorial serfuneral Mass celebration Saturday, Jan. vice will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at The 14, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 410 1st Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 St., Cary. Interment will be in Windridge Washington St., Algonquin. For information, Memorial Park in Cary. For information, call call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. the funeral home at 815-459-3411. Barbara Ann McGee: The celebration of her Larry J. Seaver: The luncheon to celebrate his life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, life will be Jan. 28 in Arvada, Colorado. Jan. 14, at the Moose Lodge in Harvard. Ruth L. Polanek: The visitation will be from For information, call Saunders & McFarlin 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the Melcher Mortuary, 6625 E. Main St., Mesa, Arizona. Funeral Home at 815-943-5400.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Rodney D. Aavang: The celebration of life open house will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Aavang residence on Barber Lane in Greenwood. Cathy Ann Banker: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo. The visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. prayer service Friday, Jan. 13, proceeding from the funeral home to the 10:30 a.m. Mass celebration at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo. Joseph W. Block: The visitation will be from noon until the 1 p.m. memorial service, Saturday, Jan. 14, at Toynton’s Walworth Funeral Home, 328 Kenosha St., Walworth, Wisconsin. For information, call the funeral home at 262-275-2171. Ralph W. Cornett: The visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. The visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until

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HONG KONG – As German tanks encircled the Polish town of Katowice, rookie British newspaper reporter Clare Hollingworth picked up the phone and dialed the British Embassy. An official there didn’t believe what she told him, so she dangled the phone out the window so he could hear the ominous rumbling for himself. “Listen!” she implored. “Can’t you hear it?” Hollingworth was 27, and just a week into her job with the Daily Telegraph of London. She had the scoop of a lifetime: World War II had just begun. She hung up and called the Telegraph’s Warsaw correspondent, who dictated to London her story about the Nazi invasion of southern Poland in late August 1939. As the Nazis moved in, Hollingworth scrambled to get out of Poland, sometimes sleeping in cars, and eventually made her way to Romania. Hollingworth, who died at age 105, would go on to write many more chapters in a decades-long career as a foreign correspondent. She had scored another big exclusive days before the invasion, when she had borrowed a British consulate official’s car to drive into German-occupied territory, which was off-limits to all but diplomatic vehicles. Hollingworth saw tanks, armored cars and artillery massing. Burlap screens beside the road, “constructed to hide the military vehicles, blew in the wind, thus I saw the

worth, while various British generals wrote about her fondly. Hollingworth was born Oct. 10, 1911, to a middle-class family in the village of Knighton in Leicestershire, England. Her father ran a boot factory founded by her grandfather. She took brief courses in Croatian at Zagreb University, international relations in Switzerland and Slavonic studies in London. She worked as a secretary and then at a British newspaper’s refugee charity in Poland while writing occasional articles about the looming war in Europe. Friends influenced her decision to focus on journalism rather than politics. The Daily Telegraph’s editor gave her a job as a stringer and sent her to Poland, partly because of her work with refugees in that country, said her great-nephew Patrick Garrett. During her five months with the charity, Hollingworth played an important role in helping an estimated 3,000 refugees trying to escape the Nazis flee to Britain by arranging visas for them, a little known fact that Garrett unearthed in research for his 2016 biography of his great-aunt, “Of Fortunes and War.” Although she carved out a career in what was then a male-dominated field, Garrett said she looked back on her achievements matter-of-factly. “She would never regard herself as a feminist,” Garrett said. Hollingworth hated when women were given special treatment because it made women a “hassle,” which made it harder for other female journalists trying to cover wars, Garrett said.

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WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 WHERE: Le Petit Marché Café, 19 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: A monthly reading series presented by Williams Street Repertory featuring selected themed classic and contemporary literary works, including poetry, prose and plays. Past authors highlighted include Orson Welles, Oscar Wilde, Djuna Barnes and Rudyard Kipling. Free admission. Food and beverages available to buy. Information: www.wsrep.org or www.petitmarche.biz.

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WHEN: 9 p.m. to midnight Jan. 12 WHERE: Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen, 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Jimmy Nick (below) is an old-fashioned, guitar-slinging blues prodigy who was developing his chops in famous Chicago clubs, including Buddy Guy’s Legends, Kingston Mines and B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted, when he was only 16. Free. Information: www. thedukeabides.com.

GIFT OF WARMTH – Nancy Stumpf (from left), Chad Johnson, Ken Stumpf and Jacque Johnson helped prepare 392 new children’s coats, 110 pairs of gloves and 41 hats collected by Willowcreek Huntley for donation to the Grafton Food Pantry.

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MCCD offers nature programs The McHenry County Conservation District offers the following programs. Unless otherwise noted, registration is required at www. mccdistrict.org. • “That’s Gross” will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. Children ages 5 to 13 accompanied by an adult will learn about the gross things animals do and why they do them. Free for county residents, $5 for nonresidents. The registration deadline is Jan. 17. • “A Celebration of Poetry: Stars & Snow,” open to ages 14 and older, will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake. Phil Denofrio, the poet in residence of the Raue Center for the Arts, will host an evening of poetry readings. He and his guest poets will share their own work and other favorite poems. The microphone then will be open for audience participation. Free for county residents, $5 for nonresidents. The registration deadline is Jan. 15. • “A Very Chilly Chili Crawl,” open to ages 8 and older, will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. The event will include a hike, discovery of how animals survive winter and a family-friendly game. Participants then will enjoy three types of chili and a dessert. Dress for the weather. The cost is $8 for county residents, $10 for nonresidents. The registration deadline is Jan. 25.

• 7:30 a.m. – Crystal Clear Toastmasters meeting, Panera Bread, 6000 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Build communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment. Free. Guests welcome. Information: www.crystalcleartoastmasters.org or 815-451-9376. • 4 to 5 p.m. – STEM Hands-On Science, Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 W. Paddock St., Crystal Lake. Third- through fifth-graders will learn about the geometry of design. Open to library cardholders only. Free. Registration required. Information: www.clpl.org or 815459-1687. • 7 to 8 p.m. – Murder & Mayhem Book Club, Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., Woodstock. Group members read two to three mysteries on a chosen theme each month. Free. No registration required. Information: www.woodstockpubliclibrary.org. • 7:30 p.m. – William Chandler Peterson American Legion Post 171 meeting, Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. Information: 815-459-0481.

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IT’S A WRAP – Members of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary of McHenry County met Dec. 15 to sort and bag donations for its 2016 Toys for Tots campaign. Pictured (from left) are Cathie Siatta, judge advocate; Colleen Helfers, secretary; and Jo Larsen, unit president.


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Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Move slowly toward whatever attracts or compels you. Too much too fast will lead to setbacks. Keeping a sense of calm and being firmly practical will result in your getting the most for the least, and will keep your life free of stress. Romance is in the stars. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Share your thoughts with your professional and personal partners. It’s important to align your thoughts or plans to fit everyone’s needs before making a decision or move that will affect others. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Keep an open mind, but don’t feel you have to donate to a cause or pay for others. Listen and make sug-

gestions, but protect your assets, possessions and financial future. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Steer clear of emotional spending, overindulgent people and deals that are too good to be true. Instead, you should pursue an idea, dream or venture that is cost-efficient and helpful. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Keep your life simple and dedicate your time to getting things done behind the scenes. Presenting your ideas before you are ready will lead to interference. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – A move or change of scenery will open your mind and spur you to try new things. A financial opportunity will tempt you. Call in favors and request assistance from those who’ve given you good advice in the past.

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over or you may be blamed for interfering. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Put in the hours and see what you can accomplish. Less talk and more action will help you avoid trouble and controversy that could hinder your efforts and success. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Use your energy and enthusiasm to do what you feel is worthwhile. Aim to improve your stamina by engaging in fitness activities or something that will improve your awareness and intelligence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You’ll have difficulty managing your money. Don’t let temptation or a get-rich-quick scheme lead to a loss. If you want change, you need to do something to cut your costs instead of incurring more debt.

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Madigan re-elected as House speaker By JOHN O’CONNOR and KIANNAH SEPEDA–MILLER The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House re-elected Michael Madigan on Wednesday to a 17th term as its leader, putting him on track to soon become the longest-serving statehouse speaker in modern U.S. history, and he pledged to help find a solution to the state’s ongoing budget stalemate. For two years the Democratic-controlled Legislature has failed to secure a budget deal with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, easily the top priority for the 100th General Assembly. In one possible sign of an olive branch to Rauner, the Senate voted unanimously to limit leaders’ tenure to 10 years – the first time the chamber has ever taken that step. One House Democrat took the rare step of not voting for Madigan, instead voting present, as a sign of his constituents’ exasperation with the deadlock in Springfield that many blame on the speaker. The steely Democratic speaker has held the gavel for 32 of the past 34 years. If he completes the new two-year term, he will eclipse a modern-day record set in the middle of the last century by a

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Judge denies Lincolnshire right-to-work ordinance

LINCOLNSHIRE – A federal judge has struck down a right-to-work law in Lincolnshire aimed at organized labor, ruling that federal law pre-empts the local ordinance. Judge Matthew Kennelly wrote in his ruling that only states have the power to enact laws that prohibit union security agreements, the Pioneer Press reported. So called right-to-work legislation allows people to work for a company in union-protected positions without having to join the union or pay the complete share of union dues. In 2015, Lincolnshire approved its ordinance, which doesn’t apply to public-sector jobs like firefighting or police service. In his summary judgment in the case, the judge sided with the four unions, Interna-

Ted Schurter – The State Journal-Register

Alan J. Greiman, a retired judge of the Illinois First District Appellate Court, administers the oath of office Wednesday for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, during the inauguration ceremony for the 100th Illinois General Assembly at Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois-Springfield. South Carolina Democrat. After his re-election, Madigan suggested it would be possible to get Illinois out of its mess by bolstering the economy without hurting the middle class. The term limits were imposed by

Senate rule and don’t apply to the House. But it’s one area of agreement between Democratic Senate President John Cullerton – elected to a fifth term as president – and Republican Leader Christine Radogno they hope helps

tional Union of Operating Engineers Locals 150 and 399, the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters and the Laborers District Council of Chicago and Vicinity, which filed the federal lawsuit in early 2016 challenging Lincolnshire’s ordinance. Kennelly ruled that the municipality lacked the authority to enact its law because the National Labor Relations Act exemption for states and territories didn’t apply to Lincolnshire.

return to emergency medicine and offered an apology to his patients for any inconvenience the closure causes. Clinics will be held twice a year at both locations to maintain compliance with the state’s rules and regulations for the participants of the program that were certified for the Illinois medical marijuana pilot program.

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Doctor to lose medical marijuana clinics in Illinois

CARBONDALE – A doctor involved in an ongoing battle with the state over his certification of patients in Illinois’ medical marijuana program is planning to close his clinics in Marion and Orland Park. Dr. Bodo Schneider announced Tuesday that he’ll close both locations of the Pied Pfeifer Compassionate Care Clinic on Feb. 17, The Southern Illinoisan reported. Schneider said in a statement that “the business model has not lived up to forecast.” Schneider announced that he intends to

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Officials: Man who was shot on train killed himself

WAUKEGAN – A suburban Chicago man who exchanged gunfire with police on a commuter train died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. That’s the preliminary finding of the Lake County Coroner’s Office that was revealed by Illinois State Police. Authorities said Jamal Parks turned the gun on himself after shooting at “several officers” on the Metra train that was stopped in Deerfield on Friday and died of a single gunshot wound to the head. The Cook County South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force had been pursuing the 32-year-old Parks as a possible suspect in a

break the impasse with Rauner. For nearly two years, the first-term governor has insisted on business- and political-climate changes – including term limits – be part of a budget agreement that likely will include an income tax increase to whack away at billions of dollars in debt. Radogno promised that term limits will be the substance of a future constitutional amendment which would go to voters and, if approved, apply to both House and Senate. The move came before the pair of cooperating opponents reintroduced a package of legislation they negotiated in recent weeks to push long-stalled budget talks forward. Cullerton and Radogno, who were unsuccessful in implementing the changes during the previous session, pledged to get Senate approval by the end of January. The measures include an income tax increase, a hike in the minimum wage and corporate tax loophole closings, but also demands from Rauner’s agenda, including a property tax freeze and rules to reduce the cost workers’ compensation. “The state needs a budget. Period,” Cullerton, 68, said after his re-election to a packed chamber that included Rauner. “This has become nearly as ridiculous as it is frustrating.”

fatal shooting last week in Evergreen Park of 34-year-old David Murrell of Chicago. The task force continues to search for two suspects who were seen by witnesses fleeing the scene.

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Chicago veterans museum acquires Vonnegut art prints

CHICAGO – The National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago has acquired 31 screen prints by the American writer Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The museum announced the acquisition Tuesday. An exhibit of Vonnegut artwork is on display at the museum through May 6. The late Indianapolis-born author is best known for his 1969 novel “Slaughterhouse-Five,” which is drawn from his World War II experiences. He later created a series of fine art prints. Vonnegut enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and was deployed to fight overseas in Europe. He was captured at the Battle of the Bulge and served as a prisoner of war until 1945, when he returned to the United States and was awarded the Purple Heart.

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Rex Tillerson takes tough line on Moscow

Court records show that Markeith Loyd’s niece, 27-yearold Lakensha Smith-Loyd, was WASHINGTON – Barraged by arrested on an accessory charge questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state Wednesday, a day after the fugitive’s supervisor at a fried chicken promised a far more muscular restaurant, Zarghee Mayan, was approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of arrested on the same charge. Mayan’s arrest affidavit said the president-elect’s emphasis on Smith-Loyd collected money from improving ties between the Cold him to give to her uncle in the days War foes. Instead, Rex Tillerson after the slaying of his ex-girlfriend suggested the outgoing Obama in mid-December. administration responded too Smith-Loyd’s affidavit said softly to Moscow’s takeover of she contacted deputies after Ukrainian territory. The surprising shift in tone by Til- the ex-girlfriend’s murder and lerson, a former Exxon Mobil CEO promised to help them find her and Russian “Order of Friendship” uncle if they first told her whether a firearm had been recovered recipient, reflected the difficulty from the murder scene. Then she Trump will have in persuading stopped cooperating even as she Democrats and Republicans to contacted others on her uncle’s broach a broad rapprochement behalf, the affidavit said. with President Vladimir Putin’s government. Calling Russia a “danger” to the U.S., Tillerson said Calif. residents rescued as major storms recede he would keep U.S. sanctions in HOLLISTER, Calif. – Rescue place and consider new penalties related to Russian meddling in the workers used boats and firetrucks to evacuate dozens of Northern presidential election. California residents from their flooded homes Wednesday as a Police: 2 helped fugitive before Fla. officer’s killing drought-busting series of storms ORLANDO, Fla. – Police leading a began to move out of the region massive manhunt Wednesday for after days of heavy rain and snow the suspected killer of an Orlando that toppled trees and created havoc as far north as Portland, Oregon. officer collected hundreds of tips Reports of the flooding started and announced the arrests of two people who allegedly aided the about 2 a.m. Wednesday as water fugitive, promising to reward any- from a rising creek in the small rural one who turns him in and punish town of Hollister deluged homes. anyone who helps him hide. – Wire reports

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Trump concedes Russia’s role in election hacking By JULIE PACE

The Associated Press NEW YORK – In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race. Looking ahead, he urged Congress to move quickly to replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and insisted anew that Mexico will pay the cost of a border wall. The hour-long spectacle in the marbled lobby of Trump’s Manhattan skyscraper was his first news conference since winning the election in early November, and the famously unconventional politician demonstrated he had not been changed by the weight of his victory. He defiantly denied reports that Russia had collected compromising personal and financial information about him, lambasting the media for peddling “fake news” and shouting down a journalist from CNN, which reported on the matter. His family and advisers clapped and cheered him on throughout. Trump’s transition has been shadowed by U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia not only meddled in the election, but did so to help him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. After spending weeks challenging that idea, Trump finally accepted at least part of the intelligence conclusions. “As far as hacking, I think it was Russia,” Trump said, quickly adding that “other countries and other people” also hack U.S. interests. Still, he kept needling the intelligence agencies, saying it would be a “tremendous blot” on their record if officials were leaking information from his classified briefings. One U.S. official told The Associated Press Tuesday

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks Wednesday during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. night that intelligence people had informed Trump last week about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him. Some media outlets reported on the document, which contains unproven information alleging close coordination between Trump’s inner circle and Russians, as well as unverified claims about unusual sexual activities by Trump. The AP has not authenticated any of the claims. Wednesday’s news conference initially was billed as a chance for Trump to answer questions about his plans for distancing himself from his sprawling, family-owned real estate and licensing business. Lawyer Sheri Dillon stepped to the lectern midway through the event to announce that the president-elect was relinquishing control of the Trump Organization to his adult sons and an executive, as well as putting his business assets in a trust. While new international business deals will be banned, the company will be allowed to start new projects in the U.S. The move appears to contradict a previous pledge by the president-elect. In a tweet last month, Trump said that “no new deals” would be done

while he was in office. With dramatic flair, Trump aides piled stacks of manila folders on a table next to the lectern – in front of 10 American flags – before the news conference began. Trump said the folders contained documents he had signed formalizing the new business arrangements, though journalists were not able to view and independently verify the materials. Some 250 journalists crammed into the Trump Tower lobby for the news conference, which was not only Trump’s first since the election, but his first since July. Journalists shouted for his attention. At times, he skipped past questions he appeared to not want to answer, including an inquiry about whether he would keep in place sanctions Obama slapped on Russia in retaliation for the election-related hacking. Until Wednesday, Trump had spent most of his two months as president-elect doling out policy pronouncements, attacks on critics and boasts about his victory in 140-character increments on Twitter. His preferred mode of communication has left some of his positions vague – an approach that often is by Trump’s design.

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Ethics official denounces plan for Trump business By BERNARD CONDON and JULIE BYKOWICZ The Associated Press

NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he will continue to profit from his global business empire after he enters the White House this month – a precedent-breaking decision that the director of the Office of Government Ethics swiftly condemned as unpatriotic. At a news conference announcing a much-anticipated plan for dealing with his sprawling company, Trump and his lawyer said the Trump Organization would be run by the president-elect’s adult sons and a longtime company executive, although the president-elect will retain an ownership stake in a trust that holds his business assets. Sheri Dillon, an attorney with the firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius, said the company will pursue new deals in the U.S. but will not enter new foreign arrangements while Trump is in office. The steps are to assure Americans that he is “not exploiting the office of the presidency for his personal benefit,” she said. The decision to stop new ventures abroad was one of Trump’s few concessions to ethics experts who have warned

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President-elect Donald Trump waits with family members Eric Trump (left), Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. before speaking at a news conference Wednesday in New York. that the real estate development and licensing company’s international footprint could expose him to conflicts of interest. They have warned that foreign governments might try to curry favor with him or influence U.S. policy by cutting deals with his company and speeding approval for his projects. The concerns have thrust a typically obscure office into the limelight. The

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Office of Government Ethics, which advises incoming presidents and their administration officials but is not an enforcement agency, on Wednesday urged Trump to go much further to distance himself. OGE Director Walter Shaub said Trump should sell off his businesses and put the proceeds in a blind trust overseen by an independent manager.

“I don’t think divestiture is too high a price to pay to be the president of the United States of America,” said Shaub, during a blistering 15-minute critique. Explaining why presidential appointees, nominees and presidents themselves typically sever all business ties, Shaub said: “Their basic patriotism usually prevails as they agree to set aside their personal interest to serve their country’s interests.” Shaub praised some of Trump’s Cabinet nominees for making a “clean break” from business entanglements, singling out Rex Tillerson, whose Senate confirmation hearing to become secretary of state was held Wednesday as Trump was speaking in New York. The president-elect and his lawyer vigorously defended his plan, saying it would be impractical for Trump to sell off his company. Doing so, Dillon said, would create its own ethical questions about whether he was receiving a fair price. And moving too quickly could create a “fire sale” environment that devalued the company to which he has dedicated his adult life. “President-elect Trump should not be expected to destroy the company he built,” Dillon said.


By JEFFREY COLLINS The Associated Press

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – One by one, family members of nine slain black parishioners confronted Dylann Roof for the last time Wednesday, shouting at him, offering forgiveness and even offering to visit him in prison as he awaits execution for the slaughter. The 22-year-old avowed white supremacist refused to meet their gaze and simply stared ahead, his head tilted down slightly as it had been for much of his trial. “Dylann,” Janet Scott said quietly as she started speaking. “Dylann! DYLANN!” she said, her voice rising. Toward the end of her remarks, she said, “I wish you would look at me, boy.” Scott, an aunt of 26-year-old Tywanza Sanders, the youngest victim killed in the massacre, demanded that Roof look at her as she talked about her nephew’s “great big heart,” which could not be donated because of the police investigation. The final statements came a day after jurors sentenced an unrepentant Roof to death. The gunman had one final opportunity to ask for mercy but instead told jurors he still “felt like I had to do it.” On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge

attend. Sheila Capers, the sister-in-law of Cynthia Hurd, said she prayed for Roof’s soul to be saved. “If at any point before you are sentenced and you’re in prison and you want me to come and pray with you, I will do that,” Capers said. Felicia Sanders, who survived the attack, said she forgave Roof, repeating comments she made after the shooting. But, she noted, Roof did nothing to save himself. He served as his own attorney during the sentencing phase and never explained the massacre, expressed remorse or asked for his life to be spared. Sanders brought the bullet-torn, bloodstained Bible she had with her on the night of the June 17, 2015. She told Roof he still lives in her head, and that when she hears a balloon pop or fireworks, it returns her to that night. “Most importantly, I can’t shut my eyes to pray,” Sanders said. On the night of the shooting, Roof sat through a 45-minute Bible study session at the black church known as Mother Emanuel with 12 others. He opened fire as they stood and closed their eyes for a final prayer. In all, he fired 77 shots. Each victim was hit at least five times.

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NORTHWEST HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD:

Dan McCaleb

Kevin Lyons

Valerie Katzenstein

John Sahly

OUR VIEW

A path to fiscal recovery The members of the 100th General Assembly who were sworn in Wednesday in Springfield are the lawmakers who will be in office when Illinois marks it bicentennial in December 2018. Illinois has survived some tough times in its 200 years, and it will survive this period of budget crisis. However, the state needs to start down the path to recovery now, and the members of this legislature – and this governor – must make it happen. It has been 18 months since Illinois had a bona fide budget in place, and during that time, the state’s backlog of unpaid bills has grown to $11 billion. Its credit rating, which determines how much interest the state must pay to borrow, has slipped to the lowest of any state in the union. Unfunded pension liabilities have continued to grow and are threatening to swamp both state and local government. Meanwhile, people are fleeing our state in droves. The players involved will not change in this legislature. Chicago political boss Michael Madigan was again elected Speaker of the House Wednesday by the majority Democrats. Chicago Democrat John Cullerton was re-elected Senate President. Republican Bruce Rauner remains our governor. If the players will not change, then attitudes must, for the sake of the future of our state and its citizens. There are signs that attitudes are changing. In the Senate, Cullerton and Republican leader Sen. Christine Radogno have presented a negotiated plan that they say could break the budget stalemate. The good parts include local government consolidation, term limits for lawmakers, a two-year property tax freeze, and streamlining purchasing agreements; the bad parts include increasing the personal income-tax rate to 4.95 percent from the current 3.75 percent, and increasing the corporate rate from 5.25 to 7 percent. We have said repeatedly that Illinois taxpayers already pay too much, and increasing the tax rate is no solution to our problem. The last increase, passed under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, simply enabled more cronyism, waste, and unrealistic employee retirement benefits. We want a government we can afford with the tax bills we’re already paying. If a tax increase is necessary to force compromise, it should again be temporary, and only if it enables real reforms that will improve the business climate in Illinois and stop the outmigration of people and jobs to neighboring states. A future General Assembly should be forced to vote on whether to extend any increase – and explain to voters during the next campaign what they will do. Our state has many problems it must confront in the coming years to get back on stable financial footing. Let this legislature be the one that finally finds the courage to take the first steps.

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Free-tuition plan isn’t progressive New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, announced last week a plan to provide free in-state tuition to many New Yorkers. In the process, he got his picture taken with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and burnished his image with progressives, whose support would help him in a presidential run in 2020. Just one problem: His plan is not particularly progressive. In fact, as Urban Institute education expert Matthew Chingos explained on The Post’s higher-education blog, its benefits would largely flow to middle- and upper-middle-class families, not to the neediest. Cuomo proposed spending $163 million to eliminate tuition payments for students who are enrolled full time in public undergraduate degree programs and whose families make $125,000 or less. The aid would come in the form of new Excelsior Scholarships, which would pay the difference between the grant aid that students currently get and the cost of tuition at state colleges,

which runs about $6,000 to $7,000 per year. Students from low-income families already get aid packages from the federal and state governments that cover tuition costs, so the benefit would not go to them – even though they still need help. In fact, very needy New York families require more help financing non-tuition costs such as room, board and books than middle-class families need with New York’s modest tuition charges. But Cuomo’s plan would pump more aid to families that make more money. The more tuition students are currently expected to contribute – that is, the higher their families’ incomes – the larger the benefit they would receive under Cuomo’s scheme. It is true that college costs can be daunting for middle-class families. But in-state tuition rates already offer a huge subsidy not based on income. An authentically progressive program would prioritize the neediest. A report by the Council of Economic Advisers finds that

students from low-income backgrounds tend to have more trouble than others paying off their loans. Tuition, meanwhile, represents only about a third of the educational costs New York’s undergraduates face. The first priority must be enabling poor families to send their children to college so that talented students are not trapped in a cycle of poverty. Cuomo’s plan has a few good ideas. Students benefiting from free tuition would be required to enroll full time, which should push up graduation rates and push down student loan defaults. Cuomo also could have done much worse, by, for example, proposing a general reduction in tuition, or even waiving it entirely, for everyone in the state. That approach would have been even less targeted at the neediest end of the income scale. But it would have been more progressive if the governor had proposed covering low-income people’s tuition in a way that enabled them to use more of the money they get from other grants. – The Washington Post

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Unethical library campaign

To the Editor: I objected to the Crystal Lake Library referendum on the facts. But I objected even more to the grossly unethical campaign waged by its board and employees designed to deceive the voters. Government officials have an ethical obligation to provide voters with complete, accurate and objective information. The Crystal Lake Library Board and staff purposely provided information that was misleading, omitted key facts, and was sometimes blatantly false. Here are just three examples: Misleading: One of the newsletters noted circulation grew dramatically over the last 20 years. True, but since 2011, daily usage of the library declined 24 percent and since 2013 circulation dropped 21.6 percent. Omissions: The newsletters never mentioned the tax increase would be 33 percent, nor that the Crystal Lake Library already costs more than twice as much, per family, as either the Cary or Woodstock libraries. Falsehoods: A letter from a library employee stated that the cost of circulating a book was eight cents: the cost of the book

VIEWS Albert Hunt he praised automation, noting that machines were “always polite,” that they “never take a vacation” or show up late, and that they are never responsible for “a slip-and-fall, or an age-, sex- or race-discrimination case.” Afterward, he wrote that humans are important “to assure smooth experience for customers.” Warren, who presents herself as a champion of the working class, will challenge him on these issues. Later, look for her to stand out in Banking Committee sessions grilling the new Securities and Exchange Commission chair, Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer. • Lindsey Graham versus Rex Tillerson. Tillerson, the ExxonMobil CEO, will probably be confirmed as secretary of state, but will face tough scrutiny over his relationship with Russia and President Vladimir Putin. The questions most likely to draw blood will come from Republicans led by Graham, who, along with his

divided by the number of times circulated. This is flatly false; the cost of circulation includes labor and overhead, and the real number is over $6. These and other actions of the Crystal Lake Library Board and their employees were grossly unethical. “Good intentions” are no excuse; the end does not justify the means. The City Council should remove those responsible. Failure to act is to be complicit in the campaign to deceive the public. Steve Willson

Chairman, McHenry County Good Government Association, Lakewood

Man’s inhumanity to man

To the Editor: I was appalled and sickened by what I read about the torture of a Crystal Lake teenager. I am not racist. There is a difference between Americans of African descent and cruel people. There are Caucasian cruel people, too. The torturers in this case should be tortured as the tortured teen was. And then lock them up and throw away the key. No second chances should be given. That would be a fitting punishment in my

colleague John McCain, has fiercely criticized Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria along with hacking of email accounts aimed at influencing the presidential election. Another Foreign Relations Committee Republican, Marco Rubio, also has been critical of Tillerson’s relations with Russia but he’s more likely to soften punches. • Dianne Feinstein versus Jeff Sessions. Sessions, the Alabama senator who has been tapped to be Attorney General, will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he is a member. He’ll have lots of friends there. But watch Feinstein, the veteran California lawmaker and senior Democrat on the committee. She showed her steel in the last Congress when she took on the Central Intelligence Agency to try to force it to release details of clandestine torture program. Going after Sessions for his hard-right views on race, immigration, gender equality and sexual orientation may be easy by comparison. • Corey Booker versus Scott Pruitt. Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, is an arch critic of the Environmental Protection Agency he has been picked to run. He’s a climate-change skeptic whose nomination has been celebrated

by the coal industry and other fossil-fuel interests. Booker, a New Jersey Democrat with national aspirations, will bring energy and passion to taking on Pruitt, who is strongly opposed by environmental groups. Booker has also said he will take the unusual step of testifying against a fellow senator, Sessions. • Michael Bennet versus Steve Mnuchin. Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, is a thoughtful but not especially passionate partisan. Treasury secretary-designate Mnuchin has created fewer controversies than other Trump nominees. Neither is the type who sets off fireworks. But Mnuchin, formerly of Goldman Sachs, earned millions of dollars by investing in a failing California bank during the financial crisis. It reportedly foreclosed on more than 36,000 homes and critics have labeled it “a foreclosure machine.” As a former top Denver investment firm executive, Bennet knows the issue, is prepared and having just been re-elected may be willing to take a bold posture.

• Albert Hunt is a Bloomberg View columnist.

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opinion. Society has no place for such people. I pray for them since they are all going to Hell. Man’s inhumanity to man is astonishing. Robert C. Van Ness, Jr. Algonquin

Poor treatment

To the Editor: I am writing objecting to poor treatment received by a highly qualified person who was unfairly targeted by partisan motives. On Dec. 12, 2016, Dr. Paula Yensen was unanimously approved to be the chair of the Public Health and Community Services Committee. Yensen has four years

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of service on the Public Health committee, and has served as director and president of numerous agencies. A motion to unseat Yensen, to be replaced by Republican Charles Wheeler, was made. This action, not included on the meeting agenda, occurred at the end of the meeting. These actions make me question how our elected officials are working for – or in this case – not working for all the residents of this county. The use of “behind-the-door” politics and partisanship maneuvering that should not be allowed in McHenry County! Renee Hill Marengo

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Confirmation hearings usually are rituals featuring perfunctory performances and showboating. There will be plenty of both as Senate hearings begin on President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees. But there will also be compelling combat. A handful of senators will come prepared with challenging questions on substantive issues. To find the most interesting battles, do what smart sports fans do before the National Football League playoffs: Watch the matchups. • Elizabeth Warren versus Andrew Puzder. Warren has proven she’s a tough interrogator; the Massachusetts Democrat devastated Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf last year when he was summoned to explain why customers had been signed up for accounts they didn’t ask for. She is a member of the Health, Education and Labor Committee, where colleagues say her focus will be on Puzder, the designated labor secretary. Puzder, a fast-food CEO, provides plenty of possibilities. He has opposed increasing the minimum wage, the Obama administration’s rule expanding eligibility for overtime pay, and paid sick leave. In a speech last year,

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What we learned at the Detroit auto show By DEE-ANN DURBIN The Associated Press

DETROIT – This year’s North American International Auto Show reflects an industry that’s flush with cash but uncertain about the future. Multimillion-dollar displays show new versions of big sellers such as the Toyota Camry, GMC Terrain and Honda Odyssey. New technology, from gesture controls in BMWs to further advances in self-driving cars, is everywhere. Auto companies are making big promises, such as Chinese automaker GAC’s plan to sell a vehicle in the U.S. by the end of 2019 and Volvo’s goal of preventing all fatal crashes in its vehicles by 2020. But there could be bumps ahead. U.S. sales are leveling off, and the Trump administration could change the rules on trade. And it’s not yet clear which companies will be the winners in a future of car-sharing and self-driving. Here’s what we learned at the Detroit auto show: • PLATEAUING SALES: After an unprecedented seven-year streak of sales increases and record sales of 17.55 million in 2016, U.S. sales of new cars and trucks are expected to slow down slightly in 2017. Interest rates and car prices are rising. A glut of used cars also will put pressure on new-car sales. Automakers are cutting production of cars to lower their inventories, but they’re also counting on new vehicles, gadgets and must-have technology, such as Apple CarPlay and backup cameras, to fuel demand. At the auto show, BMW is showing off a 5 Series with gesture con-

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The Volkswagen ID Buzz all-electric concept van is displayed Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. trols, which let drivers control volume and other functions with hand signals. Lexus’ new LS sedan has seats that give occupants Shiatsu massages. And multiple automakers are introducing new vehicles that will brake automatically to avoid a crash. • TRUMP EFFECT: President-elect Donald Trump and his Twitter threats to tax Mexican auto imports were the talk of the show. Automakers reacted in different ways. General Motors, Volkswagen and Nissan said they won’t change their production plans. Toyota warned that the price of a U.S.-built Camry could rise by $1,000 if Trump taxes auto parts from Mexico. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, said FCA might

be forced to abandon Mexico if the tax is too punitive, but he’s waiting for more details. “This is new territory for most of us. None of us has had a tweeting president before,” he said. But AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said Trump could help the industry by easing expensive regulations and lowering corporate taxes. He also thinks Trump will tread carefully with border taxes. “He will be a failure if he hurts consumers or companies,” Jackson said. • TECH TUSSLE: The auto show isn’t just for carmakers anymore. Waymo, Google’s self-driving car division, reiterated that it doesn’t plan to make its own cars, but wants to partner with established auto companies and others.

Waymo announced the development of an in-house system of sensors and radars and showed off a self-driving minivan it has developed with Fiat Chrysler. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said it makes sense for smaller companies to hook up with Waymo instead of developing self-driving platforms of their own. “I have no intention of re-creating Silicon Valley in Michigan,” he said. But other automakers, including Nissan and Ford, insist they will go it alone, partly because they don’t want Waymo to own all the customer data that can be collected from self-driving vehicles. • MOBILITY MOVES: Automakers aren’t just developing self-driving cars. They’re trying to figure out where they fit in a world of car-sharing and ride-hailing. Ford said it’s working with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others to help cities plan for future transportation trends. Nissan has joined a similar group, 100 Resilient Cities, to help future city planning. Volvo is signing up 100 families in Sweden and giving them self-driving cars to see how they use them in everyday life. • NOSTALGIA FACTOR: Automakers are tugging at buyers’ heartstrings. Volkswagen is showing a prototype based on its iconic 1960s minibus. Dubbed the ID Buzz, it’s an electric van that goes 270 miles on a charge. Ford announced the return of the Bronco, the rugged SUV – and O.J. Simpson chase vehicle – which was last sold in 1996. And Jeep is bringing back its Wagoneer, the three-row, wood-sided classic that was discontinued in 1991.

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NEW YORK – The Coen brothers will make their first TV show, a miniseries series titled “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” Joel and Ethan Coen will write and direct the project, set in the Old West, Annapurna Television announced late Tuesday. The production company said it plans to make “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” with “an innovative television and theatrical integrated approach.” Although the Coens’ film “Fargo” was adapted into an FX series, the filmmaking brothers had no involvement in that show.

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U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, to headline Bonnaroo

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Christine Baranski speaks Monday during “The Good Fight” panel at the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

CBS using ‘Good Wife’ spinoff to sell its streaming service PASADENA, Calif. – The loud expletive coming from Christine Baranski’s lips during the trailer for the upcoming spinoff of “The Good Wife” makes you immediately realize you’re not on CBS anymore. The new show, “The Good Fight,” will air starting Feb. 19 on the CBS All Access streaming service. CBS executives hope the 10-episode original series will entice more people to subscribe to CBS All Access, beyond the 1 million they currently have. The spinoff is centered on Baranski, the most high-profile actor to stay on for the new series. Her character learns midway through the first episode that her retirement savings have been lost in a Ponzi scheme – hence the expletive. Robert and Michelle King, the creative forces behind “The Good Wife,” are running the new series. They were supposed to be more peripherally involved, but the failure of their summertime political satire “BrainDead” on CBS gave them more time. The chance to make the series in a new environment with a Trump administration also excited them, they said on Monday. Another returning actress, Cush Jumbo, will work at an all-black law firm in the spinoff and said she appreciated the chance to tell new stories. Although other people involved in “The Good Wife” also will appear in the new show, don’t expect the old series’ star, Julianna Margulies, Robert King said. It will be the second original series on CBS All Access following “Big Brother: Over the Top” last fall. In May, the highest-profile new show, “Star Trek: Discovery,” will bow.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. – U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd are set to headline the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June. Festival organizers announced the 2017 festival lineup on Wednesday. U2’s set will include its 1987 album, “The Joshua Tree.” Other artists set to perform during the four-day event include Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, The xx, Tove Lo, Lorde and Cage the Elephant. The 16th annual Bonnaroo festival will be held June 8-11 at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee, about 60 miles south of Nashville.

Portman says Kutcher paid 3 times as much for 2011 film Natalie Portman said Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as her for co-starring in 2011’s “No Strings Attached.” Portman told Marie Claire she knew about the pay difference at the time the film was being made, but wasn’t as miffed as she should have been. She told the magazine, “we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy.” The 35-year-old said she doesn’t “think women and men are more or less capable. We just have a clear issue with women not having opportunities.” She said women need to “be part of the solution, not perpetuating the problem.” Kutcher’s representatives didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

TV trailer shows Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

A British TV network has offered the first glimpse of actor Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson in an upcoming comedy series. Sky Arts has released a trailer for its upcoming “Urban Myths” series, which it said looks at “remarkable stories from well-known historical, artistic and cultural figures, which may or may not have happened in real life.” In the preview, Fiennes is shown wearing Jackson’s signature hat while seated in a car driven by Elizabeth Taylor, who is played by Stockard Channing. The network said one episode will detail a supposed road trip taken by Jackson, Taylor and Marlon Brando in 2001.

Animal sanctuary from Jon Stewart gets key approval

COLTS NECK, N.J. – Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and his wife have received a key approval to open an animal sanctuary in New Jersey. The Colts Neck planning board approved preliminary plans for the 45-acre farm that will be the home of animals saved from slaughterhouses, roadsides and live markets. Tracey Stewart said Tuesday night’s approval means the farm should open by 2018. It will include afterschool programs and be open for student trips and lectures for adults. Jon Stewart said he wants the community to be invested in the project and to love it.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Actress Katherine MacGregor (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 92. Country singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is 78. Actor Anthony Andrews is 69. Actress Kirstie Alley is 66. Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is 66. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 65. Radio personality Howard Stern is 63. News correspondent

Christiane Amanpour is 59. Actor Oliver Platt is 57. Singer-director Rob Zombie is 52. Singer Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine is 47. Singer Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay is 44. Singer Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) of the Spice Girls is 43. Actress Naya Rivera (“Glee”) is 30. Singer Zayn (One Direction) is 24.

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Running can be good for your knees Dear Doctors: I recently added running to my weight-loss program. Not only do I feel better, but the pounds are coming off faster. However, I keep reading running is bad for my knees – am I making a mistake? Dear Reader: We’re happy to reassure you running, when done properly, is not bad for your knees. In fact, a number of recent studies suggest the opposite is true. In addition to a lowered risk of stroke and heart attack, runners in the studies had lower rates of osteoarthritis than the non-runners did. And thanks to the runners’ general level of fitness, their chosen form of exercise was seen as beneficial to maintain joint health. The idea that running is bad for your knees is one of those myths that just won’t go away. It sounds like common sense – you hit the ground with a certain amount of force as you run, so over the course of a few miles (or quite a few, if you’re a distance runner) your knees must take a beating. But numerous studies conducted over the past decade repeatedly have shown that’s not so. Researchers found no correlation between running and osteoarthritis, also known as OA. Sure, a percentage of the participants in the long-term studies did develop OA. However, when scientists looked closely, it turned out running was not a risk factor. Instead, obesity, family history, advanced age and previous muscle or joint injury proved to be the real predictors of future osteoarthritis. In fact, it turns out people who exercise – and this includes short- and long-distance runners – get extra protection against OA. As we mentioned earlier, runners’ muscles are more toned and therefore reduce the pressure the joints are asked to bear. Add in the fact runners tend to have a lower BMI – that’s body mass index, a measure of fitness calculated by height and weight – and

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ASK THE DOCTORS Elizabeth Ko and Eve Glazier researchers agree running is good for you. Before you race out the door, though, there are caveats. If you have injured yourself in the past, whether a muscle, cartilage or ligament, you indeed might be at risk of further damage. But if you’re a healthy individual without a history of injury, running is a good way to boost your weight loss – and, as you also noticed, your mood. A few things to consider as you add regular running to your routine: • If you’re older than 40 or more than 20 pounds overweight, it’s probably wise to talk to your primary care physician about your plan to run regularly. • Proper training takes time, probably longer than you imagine. Don’t think in terms of miles at the beginning. Instead, pick a time interval – 10 or 20 minutes to start – and mix running with walking as you ease into your new routine. • Get good shoes and insoles. It makes all the difference to the alignment of your leg, which helps protect your knees. And be sure to replace your running shoes before they wear out. • Never run when injured. Ever. Sharp pains, sudden pains or pains that are on one side of the body but not the other can be warning signals. • Yes, you really do need that day (or two) of rest each week to stay injury-free. • Send your questions to askthedoctors@ mednet.ucla.edu or write Ask the Doctors, c/o Media Relations, UCLA Health, 924 Westwood Blvd., Suite 350, Los Angeles CA, 90095.

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My mom wants me to exercise more. Currently, I just walk a lot (in my house and around the block). I know exercise is a good idea, but I’m really self-conscious about it. I never feel like I’m doing it right (because I know you easily can pull a muscle), and I feel like everyone else in the gym is judging me. Now that I’m 17, Mom expects me to be more mature about this. I don’t even feel comfortable swimming in public places anymore. I feel stressed about it, but Mom just thinks I’m being picky. Being in a gym makes me feel unhappy and judged. I wish there was a better way to exercise, but I don’t know what. How can I get my mom to understand how hard this is for me? – Wondering In Wichita Dear Wondering: Going to a gym can be fun if you do it with a buddy. Most of the people there are more concerned with what they are doing than what anyone else is. That said, going to the gym isn’t for everyone. There are many forms of exercise. Tell your mother you would prefer to exercise on your own rather than go to a gym. Then put on your walking shoes, leave the house and walk for 20 to 30 minutes a day. It’s good for you. Listen to music when you’re doing it and it will make the time go quickly. And on days when you don’t want to go outside, put on some music and dance. It’s good for the circulation, and it’s also good for the soul. Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for 44 years. We eloped in high school and still feel like newlyweds. We built a successful business, ran it for 40 years and recently had an opportunity to sell it. The problem is my mother. We bought a second home in California, but kept our first home. Every time I call to ask how she and Dad are doing, she responds with, “You don’t care how we are. If you did, you would be here.” I love our new life. Our kids are grown, and we are enjoying ourselves to the fullest. We both are in excellent health, and still young at heart. How can we tell her we have a life we love without her being so resentful? – Loving Life In

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WARRIOR TOUGH

McHenry downs Dundee-Crown on late put-back in overtime / 2 McHenry’s Matthew Mohr puts up a shot between Dundee-Crown’s Khiry Powell (11), Bradley Stec (23) and Damarion Butler during the first quarter of their game Wednesday at McHenry West High School in McHenry. The Warriors defeated the Chargers, 41-39, in overtime. John Konstantaras for shawmedia.com


BOYS BASKETBALL: McHENRY 41, DUNDEE-CROWN 39 (OT)

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Warriors hold on

Matthew Mohr puts back rebound of brother’s shot for game-winner By JOE STEVENSON

joestevenson@shawmedia.com McHENRY – There was one word McHenry’s players and coaches kept coming back to regarding their game against Dundee-Crown – toughness. Forward Matthew Mohr, who scored the game-winning basket then corralled the last loose ball, mentioned it. “Definitely it was key to just have toughness throughout,” Mohr said. Warriors coach Tim Paddock uttered similar thoughts. “It was just a drag-it-out game,” Paddock said. “The second part of the second quarter we weren’t very tough. The second half, we were pretty tough.” Dundee-Crown pushed McHenry until the end, but the Warriors did just enough to prevail, 41-39, in overtime in their Fox Valley Conference boys basketball game Wednesday. Mohr rebounded his brother Maki’s missed shot and scored with 37 seconds remaining in overtime. The Warriors (8-6 overall, 5-1 FVC) then held off the Chargers (3-12, 1-5) on two shot attempts in the final seconds. Sophomore guard Damarion Butler drove the right side and tried to bank in the tying shot, but it rolled off the rim. Forward Tariq Burns rebounded, and his put-back try was short.

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Cheering on the Warriors was McHenry graduate Robert Tonyan, the 2012 Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Tonyan played football at Indiana State and is back home preparing for the NFL Draft this spring. Tonyan (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) is projected as a tight end.

McHenry’s Patrick Breisch drives past Dundee-Crown’s Gabriel Bergeron during the second half of their game Wednesday at McHenry West High School in McHenry. The Warriors defeated the Chargers, 41-39, in overtime. John Konstantaras for shawmedia.com


Inside Wrestling and James Mier seventh at 195. Marengo fell three spots to No. 20 in the Class 2A team rankings.

Maki Mohr (left) and Gavin Markgraff from McHenry celebrate after beating DundeeCrown in overtime of their game Wednesday at McHenry West High School in McHenry. The Warriors defeated the Chargers, 41-39. John Konstantaras for Shaw Media

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Continued from page 2 “They had some good shots, got the rebound, the ball was loose, there was a scrum on the floor,” said Matthew Mohr, who eventually came up with that ball. “Once I heard the buzzer I didn’t care where the ball was, I started sprinting over here to celebrate.” McHenry threatened to pull away in the second quarter after jumping ahead, 17-7, but D-C came back with an 11-0 run and kept it tight the rest of the game. Butler, who is getting more minutes in the rotation, was difficult to stop on his drives to the basket. “Everybody does a good job scouting in our league,” Paddock said. “When he came in, I said, ‘I don’t know this kid. I don’t have anything on him.’ That’s a bad feeling when you’re playing and you don’t know a guy.” Chargers coach Lance Huber called up Butler over the holiday break and has played more minutes the past two games. “We had a good look [with Butler], then an offensive rebound and couldn’t knock it in,” Huber said. “We battled hard. We just

have to find a way to get over the hump. We’re getting closer, we’re just not there yet.” Forward Brett Buske scored 10 points to tie for game-high honors. Buske had a shot in the final five seconds of regulation from 12 feet, but it caromed off the rim, sending the game to overtime. Guard Maki Mohr led McHenry with 10 points and hit two 3-pointers in the second half. Paddock said he told his players at halftime they had their hands full. “We grinded,” Maki Mohr said. “The second half we came out and said, ‘We’re not losing. Protect our house, no one comes in here and beats us.’ We played our butts off and fought to the end.” D-C had the ball in the final minute of overtime before a wild scramble that resulted in a turnover, most players winding up on the floor at some point and a possession for the Warriors under their basket. Matthew Mohr passed to Maki, who missed on a short jumper, but had his brother there for the put-back. “I was lucky enough to slip under and grab it and finally got one to go in,” Matthew Mohr said.

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state placer. It was his first loss of the year. En route to the finals, Busse won with a fall and two major decisions in early rounds, then won by decision against NOTEWORTHY Austin Kedzie, 2A state runner-up last year Busse’s busy week: McHenry’s Lucas currently ranked No. 3 in 2A 116. Busse had a wild week, producing some big Busse, now 23-1 on the year, is ranked Proud Sponsor of wins and a dash of controversy. as an honorable mention among 3A Athlete of the Week The senior, a 2016 state qualifier, beat 120-pounders. Huntley’s Josh Stenger in their Thursday “First off he’s one of the hardest working and then went 3-1 over the weekend at dual, using a good game plan to win a kids in the room right now,” coach Jake Waubonsie Valley. Central beat Waubonsie narrow decision over the Huntley 2016 Guardalabene said of Busse’s success. “He Valley, New Trier and Class 2A No. 8 Lemont, losing only to Deerfield, ranked eighth Class 3A state placer, currently ranked No. makes the most out of his practices, stays 4 in 3A. after and gets in the cardio room for 20 to in Class 3A. The Tigers remain ranked No. The win was followed by a little bit of 30 minutes after every practice. He’s usu2 in 2A. drama, however, as Busse made a choke ally one of the last ones to leave. Second 3. Jacobs (10-3, 4-2 FVC): The Golden sign toward the Huntley bench, later saything is he’s wrestling very smart. He’s not Eagles only wrestled once this week, but ing he wanted to quiet some Red Raiders putting himself in bad positions. He’s being picked up a third consecutive conference NORTHWEST HERALD POWER RANKINGS win, beating Prairie Ridge, 56-12. Jacobs who had been talking trash. Huntley took very patient and not forcing any moves. He 1. Huntley (12-6, 5-0 FVC): The Red remained ranked as an honorable mention exception and the move cost the Warriors has great mat sense and is executing his Raiders continued to roll, winning another in Class 3A. a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct, game plan nicely.” FVC dual and putting up another strong but it was still a good win for Busse, who 4. McHenry (11-7, 3-3 FVC): The showing at a big tournament. Huntley could see Stenger again in the postseason. EVENT TO WATCH Warriors lost an FVC dual to Huntley on topped McHenry, 48-19, to remain perfect Thursday but rebounded with a strong “I don’t really think about rankings or Jacobs at McHenry, in conference action and then took second showing at the Sycamore tournament, what anybody did, I just like to go out and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at McHenry East at the 26-team Sycamore tournament, wrestle my match,” Busse said after the The Warriors are looking to bounce back taking sixth overall. The Warriors had six with two champions (Luke Loprieno at 138 wrestlers finish on the podium in the top Huntley dual. from a loss to Huntley, while the Golden and David Ferrante at 152), plus four more eight, including Jaden Glauser winning Busse followed with an impressive Eagles haven’t lost in their last three top-eight finishers. The Red Raiders remain the championship at 160 and Lucas Busse weekend at the Sycamore tournament, conference duals since starting 0-2. The ranked as an honorable mention in Class once again standing toe-to-toe with winner of this one will have a good claim to finishing runner-up at 120. 3A. third-best team in the FVC behind Huntley 5. Marengo (7-1): The Indians took 23rd highly ranked wrestlers. He reached the 2. Crystal Lake Central (11-3, 6-0 FVC): overall at the Sycamore tournament, but 120-pound finals before losing to Class and Crystal Lake Central, to which they The Tigers remained undefeated in FVC did have three placers, with Landen Pfeiffer 2A’s top-ranked 120-pounder, Dack Punke, have both lost to already. in fourth at 106, Kenny Reed eighth at 126 duals with a win over Dundee-Crown – John Wilkinson a former state champion and three-time

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK DAVID FERRANTE Huntley, fr. 152 Ferrante won the 152-pound title at the Sycamore tournament, pinning four of his five opponents and winning the other match by a 6-0 decision. Ferrante beat the No. 10 152-pounder in Class 3A in the semifinals and then pinned the top-ranked Class 2A 152-pounder in the finals. He also won with a first-round pin in the Red Raiders dual win over McHenry. He is now 15-1 on the year and ranked No. 6 at 152 in 3A.

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Hampshire’s Rummell commits to Illinois By ALEX KANTECKI

akantecki@shawmedia.com Two ACL surgeries in a span of two-plus years weren’t enough to keep Hampshire’s Delaney Rummell away from the sport she has loved since she was a little kid. The 15-year-old from Gilberts returned this fall from her second ACL surgery since seventh grade determined to play softball at a high level again and with the dream of competing at the collegiate level. Three days after Christmas, the Whip-Purs sophomore turned her dream into a reality and gave her verbal commitment to play for the University of Illinois and Illini softball coach Tyra Perry. Rummell – a middle infielder who sat out her freshman year and served as a team manager – also had offers

from Purdue and Drake, as well as interest from Minnesota and Indiana. “[Illinois] was my first camp and the first ones that offered me,” Rummell said. “The way I interacted with the coaches, the way they approached me, and the feel for the whole school really got me. I’ve always wanted to play for the Big Ten, and it was a really good fit for me.” Delaney Rummell, who plays Rummel travel softball with Illinois Chill Gold, was first noticed by Perry and the Illini at a tournament in O’Fallon. She attended a one-day camp in Champaign in October and was offered on the spot, much to the surprise of Rummell and her parents, Michael and Stefanie.

She said Illinois liked her ability to put the ball in play, move runners along and find the gaps. Other local players from Illinois Chill Gold to commit to Division I schools within the past year include Marian Central sophomore Maggie Finnegan (Penn State), and Prairie Ridge senior Hailey Baker (Illinois). “It was really hard to bounce back from that,” Rummell said of her second ACL surgery. “It was a lot of [physical therapy] and practices and everything to get me back to where I was before. “Going through that was really mentally challenging ... to sit out a whole year and watch a bunch of people play and not be able to. When I started coming back, I was still in love with the game just how I was before.” Rummell never gave up her dream and said it would not have been possible without the support of her par-

ents. “There was never a doubt in my mind I was going to stop playing, because I just love the game,” Rummell said. “Ever since I was younger, I always said I wanted to play somewhere and be on TV, and I knew two ACLs weren’t going to stop me from getting there.” Rummell joins a Hampshire team that finished 19-17 last spring and claimed its first regional title since 2008 under coach Kelly Wasilewski. She’ll likely join senior Peyton DeChant (Loyola) on the infield, giving the Whips a formidable tandem there, along with junior Melissa Esparza. “I’m just excited to see how much we can progress from last year, from winning regionals to just hopefully making ourselves better everyday in practice,” she said. “And just getting to where we know we can be.”

PREP ROUNDUP

Huntley, Jacobs win in FVC play; Woodstock loses to BC NORTHWEST HERALD

Conference) beat the Trojans (8-7, 3-3) to remain undefeated. Huntley boys basketball erased Ryan Phillips scored 24 to lead the a 14-point second-half deficit to beat Eagles and Cameron Krutwig added 18. Hampshire, 60-57, Wednesday at Zach Beaugureau led C-G with 13 and Hampshire. Mathew Seng scored 19 Matt McCumber tossed in 10. points for the Red Raiders (5-10, 3-3 Fox Burlington Central 76, Woodstock 51: Valley Conference). Cory Knipp added At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks strug12 points, and Chris Costantino added gled in a Kishwaukee River Conferanother 12. ence loss to the Rockets. For Hampshire (3-10, 1-4), Tre Powell led the way with 17 points, Billy Du- WRESTLING moulin scored 16, and Nate Cork added Woodstock North 58, Belvidere 6: 13. At Woodstock North, five pins proJacobs 66, Cary-Grove 51: At Jacobs, pelled the Thunder past Belvidere on the Golden Eagles (14-0, 5-0 Fox Valley Wednesday at Woodstock North.

Sean Jaco (275 pounds), Brian Kline (182), Jake Finch (126), Ed Flores (152) and Jordan Maldonado (160) all recorded pins. Other Thunder victories came from Chris Flores (220), Nathan Estrada (138) and Nicco Mazzanti (145). Marengo 64, Belvidere 9: At Belvidere, Marengo topped Belvidere behind four Indians pins. O’Niel Swanson, Cameron Miller, Storm Ince and James Mier all recorded pins.

Blue Streaks past McHenry, 2,673 to 2,417, on Wednesday at Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg. Zurawski bowled games of 235, 199 and 241. Joey Brown bowled a 612 series, Jax Obenchain bowled a 507, Ryan Baier bowled a 491 and Josh Black bowled a 388 for the Blue Streaks. Joey Khan led McHenry with a 551 series. Hunter Goessele bowled a 506, Ryan Hicks bowled a 497, Toby Misch bowled a 486 and Ramsey Trost bowled a 377. Huntley 3,659, Elgin 3,595: Jesse AlBOYS BOWLING Woodstock 2,673, McHenry 2,417: casid led the Red Raiders past Elgin Eddie Zurawski’s 675 series led the with an 800 series.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: ILLINOIS 85, MICHIGAN 69

Morgan scores 16, leads Illinois in victory over Michigan The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHAMPAIGN – Illinois coach John Groce saw the change he had hoped for from his team Wednesday night in the Illini’s 85-69 win over Michigan. Illinois (12-5, 2-2 Big Ten) changed up its lineup after its 96-80 loss to Indiana on Saturday, its second blowout loss in three games, and the improvements showed as six different players scored in double figures, led by Maverick Morgan with 16 points.

The changes worked for Groce on Wednesday, but the coach stayed away from cementing the lineup when asked if it would continue to succeed. “(The changes worked) tonight,” Groce said. “I think we’re going to need everybody, every game and every team is different. Tonight it was the best decision for our team to put us in the position to compete tonight.” Much of the offensive success came from the addition of freshmen Kipper Nichols and Te’Jon Lucas into the line-

up. The two impressed the coaching staff in Illinois’ attempted comeback against Indiana, leading to more playing time. Nichols had his strongest performance of the season, coming off the bench for 13 points and eight rebounds, helping the Illini to a 30-17 rebounding advantage. Lucas took advantage of 23 minutes of playing time, leading Illinois’ productive offense while also scoring five points and adding eight assists with

only one turnover. Although Morgan didn’t know exactly how to describe what the two brought, he said it was a different aura to the team. “It is hard to explain, it’s energy that not everybody can bring,” Morgan said. “It gets everyone going.” Illinois outscored Michigan 28-9 off the bench. The Wolverines had a 4:30 field goal drought and the Illini put together a 17-2 run to close the first half for a 49-36 halftime lead.


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BLACKHAWKS

Rockford shuttle not as active, but still delivering By MARK LAZERUS

mlazerus@suntimes.com In the first three months of the 2015-16 season, the Blackhawks recalled a player from the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs 11 times, giving nearly every prominent prospect they had a chance to play at the NHL level. Leashes were short, but opportunities were plentiful. This season, the Rockford shuttle never got out of the garage. That was great for the six rookies who started the season with the Blackhawks, all of whom got time and trust to figure things out and entrench themselves in the NHL. But it was utterly demoralizing for the next tier of Hawks prospects, who seemed all but forgotten about 90 miles down Interstate 90. “It was a little different,” said Tanner Kero, one of those forgotten future Hawks. “Especially after last year, when there were guys coming up and

down a lot early on. You just try not to read too much into it, and just work on what they told you after training camp to work on. All you can do is try to get better every day, and hope that you get the chance.” Kero finally got his chance – the first chance for any Rockford forward or defenseman – Dec. 22, when Artem Anisimov and Marian Hossa were both injured. Even Kero figured it could be a short stay, a stopgap center until Anisimov returned a game later. But as Joel Quenneville is fond of saying, things change quickly in this business. And it looks like Kero is starting to make a name for himself with the Hawks. Well, sort of. “Is it Care-oh or Kee-ro?” Brian Campbell said Tuesday night, stopping mid-praise to make sure he had his new teammate’s name correctly (it’s Careoh). “I feel like he’s really stepped in and

played well for us. He’s good on draws. He’s reliable. He kind of makes that line go.” That line is the Hawks’ third line. With Marcus Kruger out with a hand injury, Kero has slid into the third-line center spot between Ryan Hartman and Richard Panik. And the results have been impressive. They were together throughout the Hawks’ 4-0 homestand, and were arguably the most consistent line on the team. Hartman had four goals and two assists. Panik had a goal and two assists. And Kero had an assist Sunday and his first goal of the season Tuesday against Detroit. Kero is the rare young player whose strengths are defense and penalty-killing. But the 24-year-old Michigan Tech grad can score, too. He had five goals in six games with the IceHogs – playing on a line with Hartman. He had 20 goals in 60 games last season with Rockford. And he had seven goals in 28 games be-

fore getting the call last month. “Defense is his game, right?” Hartman said. “That’s the role he played even in Rockford. He’s that defensive center who can win draws. But he’s got an offensive side, too. He knows how to score and has a sneaky good shot. If you’re good in your own end, it’s going to translate into offensive-zone time. He’s fun to play with.” And even with Kruger only a week or two away from returning, and with Motte (three goals in four games) and Schmaltz (six goals in 11 games) both tearing it up in Rockford, Kero is looking less like an injury stopgap, and more like a much-needed piece to the bottom-six puzzle. “We’re always open-minded,” Quenneville said. “We give them the opportunity to play, and they usually make the decisions for us based on performance. … We’ll see how it all sorts out, but he’s certainly helping himself.”

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NEW YORK – By all accounts, Season 2 of the Fred Hoiberg experience has seen improvements. Bulls VP of basketball operations John Paxson said last summer that he wanted to see the former Iowa State coach continue to grow into his NBA britches, and he seems to have taken those strides. Almost. The communication department with players? Well, there still seems to be an issue there. Last season, it was Joakim Noah and a he-said, he-said between the veteran big man and Hoiberg. It was late in the 2015-16 preseason when Hoiberg announced that Noah would come off the bench rather than be a starter. He passed it off as, “Jo actually came to me and talked to me about that,’’ when discussing how that decision went down. Noah flatly denied that he volunteered his services as a bench player, and then it got interesting. Finally, Hoiberg backtracked, passing it off as miscommunication. “Did [Noah] specifically say, ‘I want to come off the bench?’ No, nobody wants to come off the bench, but you know it’s a decision that we came up with,’’ Hoiberg eventually explained. “He’s been great.

work on. “Hmmm,’’ Taj Gibson said, when asked if communication between coach and players needed to improve in the Bulls locker room. “In any work place you want to communicate with your bosses, you want to be able to communicate with the higher-ups. You know what I’m saying. It’s hard for me to speak on, because I don’t know the severity of what went on with Rondo, but that’s between Rondo and the head coach. “The one thing I can say about Rondo and this whole situation is he’s handled this all like an absolute professional.’’ That’s why not one teammate was bothered by Rondo making it known to the front office that if his current AP photo situation doesn’t change he wants to be Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg gestures during the second half against the Washington Wiz- elsewhere. ards on Tuesday in Washington. “Of course that’s going to happen,’’ Gibson said. “When you have an AllHe’s been as enthusiastic as anybody circumstances of the benching. “I got Star guard that feels like he still has the over there when he’s not in the game. a slight explanation from another guy potential to help a team win. He came He’s always going to bring it when he’s on the staff. A guy told me that he was here to play games and help this team on the floor, so no, things are fine.’’ saving me from myself.’’ Now enter Rajon Rondo. Hoiberg was asked several times if he make the playoffs, so we understand that frustration when the team is not doing First, Rondo was told by his coach has given Rondo that detailed explanathat he looked slow last week. Then he tion, and was very vague in his response. what it’s supposed to be doing and he’s was benched for five-plus games until “I’ve talked to him about it,’’ Hoiberg on the bench.’’ Note: According to the Bulls, Nikola coming off the bench in the Tuesday loss said. “The biggest thing we talked about Mirotic (illness) was sent back to against Washington, but insisted that is how he’s handled it. He’s handled it Chicago, while Jimmy Butler (illness) Hoiberg never really gave him a detailed great.’’ remained in Chicago. Both were explanation. Not exactly the type of explanation expected to miss the game against the “Um. How can I say this? No,’’ Rondo that clears up things, and maybe that’s said, when asked if Hoiberg detailed the something that Hoiberg has to really New York Knicks.

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The Jan. 15 deadline for the San Diego Chargers to tell the NFL whether they will be joining the Rams in Los Angeles is this Sunday. While there is still the possibility the Chargers will ask for an extension of the deadline, our sources are telling us Chargers owner Dean Spanos is leaning toward a decision sooner rather than later, perhaps you’ve even heard it by the time you read this and we’re told it may not be what most are expecting. A decision by Spanos to make the move to Los Angeles would be personally painful for him and his family, but certainly not difficult. Financially, the opportunity in Los Angeles is a can’t-miss, expensive in the short-term but practically guaranteed to be extremely lucrative in the long run. But unlike Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who couldn’t wait to leave St. Louis Rams fans whistling in the wind, Spanos doesn’t want to be the guy who deserted his home, neighbors and friends to chase the NFL’s strange vision and certain riches. NFL fans refused to support the Rams the first time around and let the Raiders come and go as well. Clearly there were stadium issues, and nothing in L.A. vaguely resembling the football and entertainment palace Kroenke is building and being forced to offer tenancy in to either the Chargers or Raiders. But the fact that TV ratings actually improved markedly in L.A. after the Raiders and Rams were gone has to give one pause to wonder why Los Angeles residents will support these two clubs, particularly if they both continue to be among the worst in the league as they are now. Roger Goodell’s fixation on putting a team back in L.A. has been a mystery to many insiders and experts we talked to from the

jump. While that is and should be a concern to Spanos, we hear the bigger issue is financial and exactly what Spanos is going to get for his trouble and his bucks. The NFL has agreed to finance the Chargers relocation fee and stretch the payments out over 30 years, but it will still cost Spanos $650 million to move to Los Angeles and become Kroenke’s tenant. Spanos will also have to build new offices and practice facilities for the team in the area. It’s safe to say Spanos will spend at least $700 million to move to L.A. and rent space in Kroenke’s building. It is believed Spanos would share in all his parking and concession dollars and that he can sell PSLs to season-ticket holders, but it’s unclear what piece, if any, Spanos would get of other events held at the complex beyond NFL games. The Way We Hear It, Spanos was working up to the 11th hour to determine exactly how much money he could get from the city of San Diego and the NFL to build his own complex and stay put with the thinking being why spend $700 million for the right to rent if I can spend that or a bit more to own. Our sources are telling us Spanos is also concerned that contrary to popular opinion, a significant number of loyal Charger fans will not be willing to shell out big bucks for PSLs and/or season tickets to make the roughly two hours each way drive to L.A. 8-10 times a year. A lifetime competition with the Rams for the hearts of notoriously fickle L.A. NFL fans may not be the best way to spend $700 million. According to our sources, Spanos was at least 60-40 or stronger on finding a way to stay in San Diego right up to his drop-dead date to make the call.

Coughlin a strange call In Jacksonville

Folks we’re talking to around the league are scratching their heads a bit over the decision by Jaguars owner Shad Khan to remove the

interim tag from head coach Doug Marrone and retain general manager David Caldwell but then cut off his claws by bringing in Tom Coughlin to be Caldwell’s and Marrone’s boss. Marrone is an experienced offensive mind who didn’t exactly fail in his first head coaching stint, going 15-17 in two years in Buffalo, 9-7 in his second season before resigning when the club was sold to the Pegulas. And it is fairly common in the NFL when a team fails with a head coach from one side of the ball – Gus Bradley was a highly respected defensive coordinator in Seattle before taking the Jacksonville job – to make its next hire from the other side of the line of scrimmage. Where it gets puzzling is why bring in Coughlin if you’re going to keep Caldwell? One top NFL exec said, “Giving the job to Marrone seems to clearly be a double down on Blake Bortles. Caldwell’s the guy who picked him and there is a lot more young talent on that roster, so where does Coughlin fit?” It’s a really good question. While Coughlin is a highly accomplished and respected head coach, he comes from the offensive side of the

ball like Marrone, succeeded with the help of excellent defensive coordinators and worked under strong executives in Ernie Accorsi and Jerry Reese. Coughlin has minimal if any front-office experience, is not known as a talent evaluator and it is hard to see how he fits as part of the Jaguars’ three-headed management team. There is also the issue of Coughlin making it as clear as possible to anyone who’d listen from the moment he “resigned” in New York that he wanted to coach again. Should the Jaguars start slow under Marrone, Coughlin will clearly be looming. We’re not sure what Khan was thinking in putting these three together, but more than a few insiders tell us they believe he has put both his coach and GM more in positions to fail than he has to help them succeed.

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Le’Veon Bell ran through and around a Dolphins defense to the tune of 167 rushing yards in the wild-card round. The dual-threat back had 144 rushing yards against the Chiefs in Week 4, his first game back from a three-game suspension. He has averaged a staggering 143.1 rushing yards in his past seven games. The Chiefs’ defense – one that is without ILB Derrick Johnson – gave up 4.43 yards per touch on the ground this season, ninth-worst in the NFL. Starting with a push from nose tackle Dontari Poe, Kansas City’s front seven will need to find a way to contain Bell. Inside ‘backer Ramik Wilson has to be a sure tackler on the patient and explosive Bell. The Chiefs held opponents under 100 rushing yards only four times this season.

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Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys steamrolled the Packers, 30-16, at Lambeau Field in Week 6 behind 191 rushing yards – Green Bay permitted 171 in its first four games combined – and four takeaways, or three more than Green Bay’s past seven opponents totaled. Dallas continued overwhelming Aaron foes en route to the NFC’s Rodgers top seed, whereas the Packers lost four of their next five but haven’t stumbled since. Divine intervention helped Aaron Rodgers overcome a sluggish start in the wild-card round for a fabulous flourish and 38-13 conquest of Big Blue and the NFL’s hottest defense. Green Bay’s advancing came at a significant cost, however: Jordy Nelson (NFL-leading 14 receiving TDs) suffered a rib injury that’ll likely keep him out.

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It’s one thing to stop Paul Perkins and Rashad Jennings with six defenders; Dom Capers knows he’ll need box reinforcements to contain Elliott, Dallas’ do-it-all dynamo and the NFL’s rushing leader, who logged 30 touches and 174 scrimmage yards at Lambeau. Mike Daniels will tussle with a pair of All-Pros in C Travis Frederick and RG Zack Martin, attempting to keep ILBs Jake Ryan, coming off perhaps his best game as a pro, and Blake Martinez free. Julius Peppers, who turns 37 Wednesday, was exceptional vs. the Giants while playing a season-high 74 percent of the snaps (compared to just 48 in Week 6), but it’ll be top run defenders Clay Matthews and Nick Perry most responsible for setting the edges against Elliott and Prescott, another dangerous perimeter threat. Remember, Dallas’ best defense against the planet’s hottest passer is Elliott and the NFL’s leading ball control attack.

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Coming off a Week 5 road upset in Denver – their fourth consecutive win – the Falcons flew high into Seattle, where a 26-24 defeat ended in controversy with Richard Sherman avoiding a pass interference penalty despite egregiously holding Julio Jones’ right arm on Atlanta’s final offensive play. Fast-forward three months: Seattle, after running roughshod over the Lions, travels cross-country to face a rested Falcons squad in the rematch from earlier this season and the 2012 divisional round, when Matt Ryan and Co. squandered a 20-point fourth-quarter lead but positioned Matt Bryant in the final minute for a 49-yard field goal as time expired for a 30-28 triumph. The Falcons’ NFC title game loss to San Francisco the following week was their last postseason game; Seattle won Super Bowl XLVIII the next year and nearly repeated following the 2014 season.

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Howard picked as Pro Bowl replacement By PATRICK FINLEY

pfinley@suntimes.com In a sense, Jordan Howard wasn’t surprised he was named to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday. The Bears’ star rookie running back figured the Cardinals’ David Johnson wouldn’t want to test the knee injury he suffered in Week 17, or that the Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott or the Falcons’ Devonta Freeman would be rendered ineligible if their team reached the Super Bowl. “I felt I was going to get in eventually and in some way,” he said after replacing Johnson on the roster. On another level, though, he has to feel stunned. Howard said that he’s never played in an all-star game before – and wasn’t even selected to the Alabama showcase as a high schooler. “After everything I’ve been through, not getting selected for the all-star game in high school, I just bursted off and just put my head down and kept working,” he said. “I guess my hard work is paying off now, so I’m just very grateful for that.” His rise was unlikely. In college, Howard was forced to leave UAB for

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Bears running back Jordan Howard runs past Washington Redskins defensive back Greg Toler during the first half Dec. 24 at Soldier Field. Indiana when the Blazers suspended their football program. He then decided to eschew common wisdom and turned pro after his junior year. After the Bears drafted him in the fifth round, Howard didn’t play a single snap in Week 1. It was the first time since his freshman year in col-

lege he’d been a healthy scratch. “It definitely motivated me to work hard so I would be able to get on the field,” he said. When he did, he was the most sparkling – if not only – bright spot of a dark 3-13 season. In 15 games, Howard ran 252 times for a franchise

rookie record 1,313 yards. He joins Gale Sayers as the only Bears rookie running back selected to the all-star game, which kicks off Jan. 29 in Orlando, Fla. The Bears’ only representative hasn’t thought about which player’s brain he’ll pick there, but he knows the topic: “How they take care of their body and things like that, how they diet.” Howard, who received four or five massages per week, credits his physical upkeep as a reason for his success. He’ll have a new boss when he tries to repeat it next year. The Bears are looking for a running backs coach after Stan Drayton left to become the associate head coach and run game coordinator at the University of Texas. Howard wants someone like Drayton to take his place – “An upbeat guy who doesn’t let the moment get them rattled,” he said – after the position coach gave him some parting advice. And a prediction. “He was just telling me he thinks I have a chance to be one of the best backs in this league for a long time,” Howard said.

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Broncos get Joseph from Dolphins By ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – A runner-up two years ago, Vance Joseph is John Elway’s pick this time around. “It’s official. Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos!” Elway tweeted Wednesday afternoon. The 44-year-old ex-Colorado quarterback built a reputation as one of the league’s best secondary coaches as he worked his way through the ranks in San Francisco, Houston and Cincinnati before serving as Dolphins defensive coordinator last season and helping Miami end an eight-year playoff drought. “Becoming head coach of the Denver Broncos is a dream job for many reasons,” Joseph said in a statement. “The Broncos have an unbelievable winning tradition and great fan support. But what makes this even more

special is it’s a place that’s ready to win. “This is not a rebuilding situation – it’s a reboot. There is a culture of winning here, and the standards around here won’t change. Those are to win championships.” Joseph, who will be formally introduced as the team’s 16th head coach Thursday, impressed Elway in 2015 when Gary Kubiak got the job and the Broncos even tried to hire him as their defensive coordinator, a move the Bengals blocked. So, he stayed in Cincinnati for another year as secondary coach before joining Adam Gase’s staff in Miami. Kubiak, 55, stepped down over health concerns last week, capping a tumultuous season by the Broncos (97), who missed the playoffs a year after winning the Super Bowl. Elway also interviewed Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan over the weekend.

McDermott will take charge of Bills By JOHN WAWROW The Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills are putting their faith in Sean McDermott to fix their under-performing defense and restore relevance to a franchise that hasn’t reached the playoffs since the Music City Miracle loss in January 2000. The Bills hired the Carolina defensive coordinator as head coach Wednesday. The deal was reached shortly after McDermott conducted his second interview with the team in eight days. The 42-year-old has no head-coaching experience and spent the past six seasons overseeing the Panthers’ defense. McDermott replaces Rex Ryan, who was fired two weeks ago for failing to deliver on his bold promises to build the Bills into a bully. McDermott is the team’s ninth head coach since the 1999 season, when Buffalo last made the playoffs under Wade

Phillips. That season, the Bills finished with a 22-16 loss in an AFC wild-card playoff game at Tennessee, where Frank Wycheck’s lateral to Kevin Dyson set up a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the final seconds. The Bills have managed just two winning records since – 9-7 in both 2004 and 2014 – and extended the NFL’s longest active playoff drought to 17 years following a 7-9 finish this season . “I am very appreciative of the opportunity to become the Buffalo Bills new coach and join the rich tradition of Bills football,” McDermott said in a statement released by the team. He will be formally introduced during a news conference Friday. McDermott has 18 seasons of NFL experience, spending his first 12 years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He started as a scouting coordinator for two years, then mentored under late defensive coordinator Jim Johnson.


stars such as the “Muskie Hunter” himself, Jim Saric, and also Joe Bucher. Do you want to get the latest Steve walleye info? Champion angler MarSarley ianne Huskey will offer her special brand of tips to catch big walleyes. The expo doesn’t skimp on local The cost to attend the show is $10 online in advance and includes a free experts, it has plenty. Dave Kranz will be doing seminars and his premagazine subscription, $12 at the sentations are always presented to door and children 11 and younger will be admitted for free. The cost for full houses. Capt. Ralph Steiger will teach you how incredible the smallparking is $13 at the main Stephens Center parking lot across River Road mouth bass fishing is on southern Lake Michigan. Denny Sands know from the hall. For information, visit more about fishing Shabbona Lake www.chicagosportsmenshow.com Get out the red magic marker and than anyone else. He’ll tell you how to achieve success there. The list circle these dates on your calendar, goes on and on. my friends. The Chicagoland FishThe show times are: Noon to 8 ing, Travel & Outdoor Expo will be at p.m. Jan. 26 and 27; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. the Schaumburg Convention Center Jan. 28; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29. from Jan. 26 to 29 . The cost is $12 for adults, children This is the big one, if you are a ages 5 to 11 are $3 and younger than 5 serious fisherman, then this is the are admitted for free. A portion of all show that you have to attend. I am proceeds goes to the Keep America planning to attend this show each of Fishing initiative. Best of all, parkthe four days it is open. That is how much I believe there is to see and do. ing is free. The Schaumburg Convention CenIf you are a tackle junky like me, ter is conveniently located at 1551 N. the aisles will be jam-packed with displays from the top manufacturers Thoreau Drive in Schaumburg, just a stone’s throw from Woodfield Mall. in the world of fishing. Talk to the For information on this great factory reps and find out about the show, visit www.sportshows.com/ products then you can walk over chicago. to the booths of some of the finest tackle retailers in northern Illinois FISHING REPORT to buy the latest and greatest tackle. Northern Illinois: Dave Kranz from The exhibit hall will have many Dave’s Bait, Tackle and Taxidermy boat dealers showing off the hottest in Crystal Lake reports: “The slick boat brands. You’ll be able to visit ice conditions on our area lakes with owners and representatives and ponds make having creepers from some of North America’s best attached to your feet an absolute resorts, camps, charter services and must. We’ve had a lot of run-off rain outfitters. water from the recent rains and The seminar stages at the expo the warmer temperature days have will manned by some of the sport’s biggest stars and the only other place produced a lot of water. The morning and evening ice bite has been more to catch these luminaries is on TV. Bassmaster champion Mike Iaconelli productive than the middle of the leads the way followed closely by the day.” Call 815-455-2040 for an updated ever popular Ish Monroe. report. Muskie fishing is represented by Illinois: The Illinois Department

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of Natural Resources offers fishing reports on a number of waterways across the state. The fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams are updated weekly; visit www.ifishillinois.org/fishing_reports/fishing_report_selector.php. Wisconsin: You can call Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Fishing Hotline at 414-382-7920 to hear the latest fishing information for Lake Michigan and its tributaries. Excellent Wisconsin Lake Michigan fishing is posted at dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/ lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html. ••• Seminar time: “Musky Maven” Tony Grant brings his “Musky Road Rules” seminar to Cabela’s in Hoffman Estates on Saturday. It’s an all-day affair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Grant will be joined by Gregg Thomas, Mike Hulbert, John Bette and Dave VanDoorn. The cost is $35. Cabela’s is northwest of the intersection of Route 59 and Higgins Road. To reserve your spot, call Grant at 606-776-6567. •••

Walleyes Unlimited to host speaker:

Walleyes Unlimited, with about 450 members, is one of the Midwest’s most popular fishing clubs. The club runs two meetings a month. In Illinois, the club meets on the last Wednesday of the month at the Gurnee American Legion Hall at 749 Milwaukee Ave. in Gurnee. On Jan. 25, the monthly speaker will be Jeremy Smith from Lindner Media and Lindner’s Angling Edge TV. The fun starts at 7 p.m., and soft drinks are provided. Hard beverages are available for purchase. This meeting will be jam-packed, I guarantee. • Steve Sarley writes about the outdoors for Shaw Media. He also hosts the WeFishASA podcast at wefishasa.com. Write to him at sarfishing@yahoo.com.

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Opposition stalls end of Yellowstone grizzly protections

could take the agency another six months to finish reviewing 650,000 public comBILLINGS, Mont. – A deluge of opposition ments that have poured in on the proposal. Researchers counted 106 Yellowstone-arfrom dozens of American Indian tribes, conservation groups and some scientists is ea grizzlies killed in Montana, Idaho and tying up a decision on lifting protections for Wyoming during the past two years, often more than 700 grizzly bears in and around by wildlife managers after attacks on livestock and occasionally during run-ins Yellowstone National park. Officials had planned to finalize by the end with hunters. That’s the highest number of deaths in of 2016 a proposal to turn management of such a short time since the animal was grizzlies over to state officials and allow listed as a threatened species in 1975. But limited hunting. But U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Assistant Thabault said the death rate was sustainable given that the overall population has Regional Director Michael Thabault said it

greatly expanded from 136 bears when protections were first imposed. “The bear population has been increasing over time, and those mortalities are within the bounds of what we’ve been considering,” he said. “We expect the population to go up and down, but basically revolve around this (current) level.” Officials in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana have been lobbying heavily to take grizzlies off the threatened species list. They said the animals have recovered from near-extermination last century and limited trophy hunting should be allowed.

Critics argue that hunts sponsored by state wildlife agencies could reverse the grizzly’s four-decade recovery. Representatives of dozens of Indian tribes have signed onto a treaty urging the Fish and Wildlife Service not to lift protections for an animal that’s regarded as sacred within many native cultures. Federal officials have held talks with some tribal officials to address their objections. However, the government is not bound to make any changes based on the tribal consultations. – Wire report

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I let you know about the Muskie Expo Chicago, the Chicago Boat Show and the All-Canada Show last week. This week, I’ll wrap up the show season with the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show and the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo. The Chicago Outdoor Sports Show is making its return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on River Road in Rosemont. This show’s strength is that it offers many family attractions that may keep the interest of the kids who attend, such as a kid’s archery area, the lumberjack show, the trout fishing pond and the exotic wildlife sanctuary. The show floor is home to a mish-mosh of small shows including the Fire & Ice Expo (a man cave & barbecue promotion), the Chicago Tactical Gun Show, the Chicago All-Wheel Show and the Chicago Hot Sauce Expo. I like the lineup of speakers at Rosemont because it keys on local talent who are good fishermen and excellent teachers, the big superstar names are mostly absent, although my buddy, Bob Mehsikomer, the longtime host of TV’s “Simply Fishing,” is a national celebrity and will teach you how to catch big muskies. The list of local presenters is very good. Our area’s own Spence Petros is a member of the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and will be giving seminars on a number of topics. Capt. Pat Harrison is the guy who has mastered the art of fishing downtown Chicago, but his knowledge goes far beyond that. He’ll be on stage a number of times. Billy Heim of Night Prowler Guide Service is one of the best guides on Lake Geneva and Lake Delavan, and he is full of great info on those two lakes. The show times are: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 21; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 22.

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sation going about multiple signing days,” Berry said at a news conference. “This is NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Coaches unanimously something that we have never come to agreement on, and we’re ready to take that support creating an early signing period step. for college football in December, but the Berry said coaches understand the current executive director of the American Football Coaches Association said none of them want model is “archaic” with student-athletes and both high school and college coaches a third signing day in June. Todd Berry said Wednesday that coaches wanting more flexibility and earlier signing periods. He also said many high school are worried the model proposed by the athletes enter college after concluding their NCAA’s football oversight committee that senior seasons. would create two early signing periods in “We think this is the least intrusive to the June and December for high school proscurrent model and allows for the best study pects to sign binding national letters of because this is the biggest step,” Berry said. intent changes too much too fast. The committee’s recruiting changes could “What is a multiple signing date going to do be approved in April by the NCAA council and to the recruiting date? This is the biggest step of all. We need to evaluate that.” could take effect as early as later this year. – Wire report “We would like to now start the conver-

BETTING ODDS NBA

FAVORITE at DENVER at BROOKLYN at NEW YORK at SAN ANTONIO at PHOENIX at GOLDEN STATE

Thursday LINE O/U OFF (OFF) OFF (OFF) 3 (204½) 14½ (210½) PK (201½) 12½ (218½)

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Thursday LINE 11½ 8½ 2½ 4 12 12 18½ 10½ 3½ 12½ 4 2 9½ 8½ 5 3 8½ 3 2 22 6 13

UNDERDOG Indiana New Orleans Bulls LA Lakers Dallas Detroit

UNDERDOG LaSalle at GEORGIA TECH Notre Dame at JAMES MADISON Drexel Ohio State Southern Miss Delaware Hofstra William & Mary at CHARLOTTE Ill.-Chicago at YOUNGSTOWN ST Marshall Wright St. FAU W. Kentucky at MILWAUKEE FIU Loyola Marymount SMU San Francisco

at ARIZONA Purdue Northwestern at CALIFORNIA at UTAH at CAL POLY UC Irvine Santa Clara at PACIFIC Saint Mary’s Ca UC Davis at STANFORD UCLA FAVORITE at PHILADELPHIA at OTTAWA at TAMPA BAY at MINNESOTA Boston at DALLAS at EDMONTON at COLORADO at LOS ANGELES FAVORITE at ATLANTA at NEW ENGLAND at KANSAS CITY at DALLAS

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Thursday LINE UNDERDOG -165 Vancouver OFF Pittsburgh -162 Buffalo OFF Montreal -106 at NASHVILLE OFF Detroit -190 New Jersey OFF Anaheim -135 St. Louis

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Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 42 26 10 6 58 132 101 Boston 44 22 17 5 49 110 108 Ottawa 39 21 14 4 46 99 102 Florida 43 19 16 8 46 100 114 Toronto 39 18 13 8 44 120 116 Tampa Bay 42 19 19 4 42 118 127 Buffalo 40 16 15 9 41 93 110 Detroit 41 17 18 6 40 103 119 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Columbus 40 28 8 4 60 135 90 Washington 41 27 9 5 59 120 86 Pittsburgh 40 26 9 5 57 141 114 N.Y. Rangers 42 28 13 1 57 146 107 Philadelphia 43 21 16 6 48 124 133 Carolina 41 19 15 7 45 109 111 New Jersey 42 16 18 8 40 95 124 N.Y. Islanders 39 15 16 8 38 107 119 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Results Florida 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 Montreal 7, Winnipeg 4 Washington 5, Pittsburgh 2 Calgary 3, San Jose 2 Thursday’s Games Vancouver at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Nashville, 7 p.m. Montreal at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Blackhawks at Washington, 6 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Calgary, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Arizona, 8 p.m.

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Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 28 10 .737 Indiana 20 18 .526 Milwaukee 19 18 .514 Bulls 19 20 .487 Detroit 18 22 .450 Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 25 13 .658 Boston 24 15 .615 New York 17 22 .436 Philadelphia 11 25 .306 Brooklyn 8 29 .216 Southeast Division W L Pct Atlanta 22 16 .579 Charlotte 20 19 .513 Washington 19 19 .500 Orlando 16 24 .400 Miami 11 29 .275

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Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 30 8 .789 — Houston 31 10 .756 ½ Memphis 24 17 .585 7½ New Orleans 15 24 .385 15½ Dallas 11 27 .289 19 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 24 16 .600 — Oklahoma City 24 16 .600 — Portland 18 23 .439 6½ Denver 14 23 .378 8½ Minnesota 13 26 .333 10½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 33 6 .846 — L.A. Clippers 27 14 .659 7 Sacramento 16 22 .421 16½ L.A. Lakers 15 27 .357 19½ Phoenix 12 26 .316 20½ Wednesday’s Results Philadelphia 98, New York 97 Boston 117, Washington 108 Minnesota 119, Houston 105 Oklahoma City 103, Memphis 95 L.A. Clippers 105, Orlando 96 Portland 102, Cleveland 86 Thursday’s Games Bulls at New York, 7 p.m. Indiana at Denver, 2 p.m. New Orleans at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Detroit at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Charlotte at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 7 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 9 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m. Detroit at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

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Conference W L PCT Minnesota 3 1 .750 Maryland 3 1 .750 Purdue 3 1 .750 Michigan St. 3 1 .750 Nebraska 3 1 .750 Wisconsin 2 1 .666 Northwestern 2 2 .500 Penn St. 2 2 .500 Iowa 2 2 .500 Michigan 1 2 .333 Illinois 1 2 .333 Indiana 1 3 .250 Ohio St. 0 3 .000 Rutgers 0 4 .000

Overall W L PCT 15 2 .882 15 2 .882 14 3 .824 11 6 .647 9 7 .563 13 3 .813 13 4 .765 10 7 .588 10 7 .588 11 5 .688 11 5 .688 11 6 .647 10 6 .625 11 6 .647

Wednesday’s Results Michigan St. 65, Minnesota 47 Illinois 85, Michigan 69 Thursday’s Games Ohio St. at Wisconsin, 6 p.m. Purdue at Iowa, 8 p.m. Northwestern at Rutgers, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Minnesota at Penn St., 11 a.m. Nebraska at Michigan, 1 p.m. Maryland at Illinois, 6 p.m.

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE Akron Ohio N. Illinois E. Michigan Toledo Ball St. Kent St.

Conference W L PCT 3 0 1.000 3 0 1.000 2 1 .667 2 1 .667 2 1 .667 1 2 .333 1 2 .333

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Friday’s Game Toledo at Central Michigan, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Northern Illinois at Bowling Green, 10 a.m. Kent State at Western Michigan, 1 p.m. Ball State at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Akron at Miami (Ohio), 2:30 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Ohio, 2:30 p.m.

MEN’S TOP 25 SCHEDULE Wednesday’s Results 8. Creighton beat No. 12 Butler, 75-64 1. North Carolina beat Wake Forest, 93-87 14. Louisville) beat Pittsburgh, 85-80 24. Minnesota lost to Michigan State, 65-47 Thursday’s Games No. 4 UCLA at Colorado, 11 p.m. No. 5 Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount, 9 p.m. No. 16 Arizona vs. Arizona State, 9 p.m. No. 17 Purdue at Iowa, 9 p.m. No. 18 Wisconsin vs. Ohio State, 7 p.m. No. 20 Notre Dame at Miami, 7 p.m. No. 21 Saint Mary’s at Portland, 11 p.m. No. 22 Cincinnati vs. SMU, 9 p.m. No. 25 Southern Cal at Utah, 9 p.m.

WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday Houston 27, Oakland 14 Seattle 26, Detroit 6 Sunday Pittsburgh 30, Miami 12 Green Bay 38, N.Y. Giants 13 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday Seattle at Atlanta, 3:35 p.m. (FOX) Houston at New England, 7:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 12:05 p.m. (NBC) Green Bay at Dallas, 3:40 p.m. (FOX) CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 22 NFC TBD, 2:05 p.m. AFC TBD, 5:40 p.m. PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 29 At Orlando, Fla. AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (ESPN) SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 5 At Houston TBD, 5:30 p.m. (FOX)

PREPS SCHEDULE THURSDAY Boys basketball: Woodstock at Lake Zurich MLK Tournament, TBD Girls basketball: Genoa-Kingston at Woodstock North, 7 p.m. Boys bowling: Westminster Christian at Johnsburg, 4 p.m. Girls bowling: Westminster Christian at Johnsburg, 4 p.m., Jacobs at Woodstock, McHenry at Huntley, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling: Woodstock at Vernon Hills, Harvard, Johnsburg at Burlington Central, 6 p.m., Jacobs at McHenry, Huntley at Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central at Prairie Ridge, Hampshire at Cary-Grove, 6:30 p.m. FRIDAY Boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central at Crystal Lake South, Marian Central at St. Viator, 7 p.m., Alden-Hebron at Luther North, 7:30 p.m., Hampshire, Marengo, McHenry at Burlington Central MLK Tournament, Harvard at South Beloit Tournament, TBA Girls basketball: Alden-Hebron at Luther North, 6 p.m., Marian Catholic at Marian Central, Woodstock North at Harvard, Richmond-Burton at Johnsburg, Hampshire at Prairie Ridge, Huntley at Dundee-Crown, Jacobs at Crystal Lake Central, CaryGrove at McHenry, 7 p.m. Boys swimming: Zion-Benton at McHenry, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling: Johnsburg at Hononegah Quad, 5 p.m., Hampshire, Richmond-Burton at Woodstock North Quad, 5:30 p.m.

NCAA FOOTBALL BOWL SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. West vs. East, 2 p.m. (NFLN) NFLPA Collegiate Bowl At Carson, Calif. National vs. American, 3 p.m. SATURDAY, JAN. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 1:30 p.m. (NFLN)

MLB CALENDAR

Friday: Salary arbitration figures exchanged Jan. 18: BBWAA Hall of Fame voting announced. Feb. 1-21: Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. Feb. 2-3: Owners meetings, Palm Beach, Fla. Feb. 17: Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players Feb. 22: Voluntary reporting date for teams’ other players Feb. 28: Mandatory reporting date March 6-22: World Baseball Classic March 15: Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days

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NBA 2 p.m.: Indiana at Denver, NBA 7 p.m.: Bulls at New York, TNT 9:30 p.m.: Detroit at Golden State, TNT Men’s basketball 6 p.m.: La Salle at Rhode Island, CBSSN 6 p.m.: Notre Dame at Miami, ESPN 6 p.m.: Ohio St. at Wisconsin, ESPN2 6 p.m.: Belmont at Morehead St., ESPNU 8 p.m.: Purdue at Iowa, BTN 8 p.m.: Austin Peay at SIU-Edwardsville, CBSSN 8 p.m.: SMU at Cincinnati, ESPN 8 p.m.: Arizona St. at Arizona, ESPN2 8 p.m.: Northwestern at Rutgers, ESPNU 8 p.m.: Washington at California, FS1 10 p.m.: Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Portland, ESPNU

NHL Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 44 27 12 5 59 Minnesota 39 25 9 5 55 St. Louis 41 21 15 5 47 Nashville 41 18 16 7 43 Winnipeg 44 20 21 3 43 Dallas 42 17 17 8 42 Colorado 39 13 25 1 27 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 42 25 15 2 52 Anaheim 43 22 13 8 52 Edmonton 43 21 15 7 49 Calgary 44 23 19 2 48 Los Angeles 41 20 17 4 44 Vancouver 43 20 19 4 44 Arizona 40 12 22 6 30

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Crystal Lake native Zach Cannella releases a new single, and a listing of concerts and shows coming to McHenry County.

There are a lot of events taking place in the county this weekend. We choose the top 10.

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The new web series “Upstaged – The Series” takes place at the Woodstock Opera House. Its creator Jeff Cook describes it as a workplace comedy about what takes place behind the scenes in theater.

A look at all the sequels and superhero movies coming in 2017, plus some non-blockbusters causing some buzz. Also, find reviews of “Live by Night” and “Toni Erdmann.”

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DEPARTMENTS Bands & Concerts...........................................4 Go Guide...........................................................8 Movies.............................................................12 On the Cover..................................................10 Planit 10............................................................6

ON THE COVER “Upstaged – The Series” creator Jeff Cook and actress Shannon Lee Day set a scene before filming Jan. 9 on the Woodstock Opera House stage. H. Rick Bamman – hbamman@shawmedia.com

This image released by Disney shows Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast in “Beauty and the Beast,” a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic. The film will be in theaters on March 17. AP photo


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Crystal Lake native Zach Cannella worked with high school friends Matt and Billy Flanagan on the video for “Jephthah,” his new single. Photo provided

Crystal Lake native releases new single, video

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With a new single and video, Crystal Lake native Zach Cannella is making a name for himself as a singer/ songwriter in Nashville. Cannella released the single “Jephthah” Jan. 3 with a video created by friends he’s known since high school at Crystal Lake South, where he graduated in 2010. The single is available through Cannella’s website at www. zachcannella.com, SoundCloud, iTunes and other major music industry sites. It’s a followup to an EP, “Bottom Drawer,” Cannella released last year. “I would say I kind of take on different influences with each release I do,” he said. “I think I still keep a core acoustic folk essence to my music, but I seem to branch off with that.” Influenced by artists such as Sufjan Stevens, The Beatles and Justin Vernon (known for Bon Iver), his music has ranged from having a pop sound to the more acoustic rock/alternative sound of “Jephthah.” He wrote the song reflecting on his experiences leaving McHenry County – where he attended McHenry County College,

winning a national songwriting competition there in 2011 – and heading to Nashville to pursue his music. It’s a message about the pressure that comes with growing older and the rush to reach life milestones, he said. “Once you get there, you’re like, ‘Uh oh, I don’t know what I’m doing,’ ” he said. “I muse on the uncertainty of life and the struggle to live up to improbable expectations,” he said. “I think that sums up everything of what that song means to me.” The idea for the video came from Jephthah in the Bible. He appears in the Book of Judges, leading the Iraelites in battle and sacrificing his daughter. Cannella told his friends, Billy and Matt Flanagan, also 2010 graduates of Crystal Lake South, of his concept. Billy worked as a cinematographer on the video, while Matt was the producer of the video, which was filmed in McHenry County. The two graduated from DePaul University in 2014 with degrees in digital cinema. “I was amazed,” Cannella said. “Everything I saw in my head, they captured in the video. It was incredible.”

The video starred Kailey Favaro, a 2016 graduate of Crystal Lake South, where she performed regularly in theater, and Michael Ehlers, a professional actor from Chicago who played Favaro’s father. Through the collaboration, the filmmakers were able to take Cannella’s original concept and make it come alive. “We really, I think, nailed it and created something that is true to what Zach wanted,” Billy Flanagan said. The twin brothers, who hope to eventually work in the film industry together, perhaps forming their own company, have been best friends with Cannella since middle school. They’ve worked with him on several videos. This most recent video was their most professional and elaborate, they said. “On one hand, Zach is able to showcase his music. On the flip side, Matt and I get exposure with our production in being able to show what we can do,” Billy Flanagan said. “It’s a cool collaboration. It’s nice having a team like that.” Performing his original songs regularly in Nashville, Cannella plans to tour the southeast this summer, perhaps reach the Midwest by the end of 2017.


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McHENRY COUNTY Following is a list of area concerts and band performances in the coming weeks. JIMMY NICK SOLO SHOW, 9 p.m. to midnight Jan. 12, Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen, 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake. An old-fashioned, guitar-slinging blues prodigy who was developing his chops in famous Chicago clubs when he was only 16. Free. Information: www.thedukeabides.com. GEORGIA RAE FAMILY BAND, 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 13, Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road, Cary. The band will help kick off the library’s grand re-opening with a mix of the band’s folk, bluegrass, contemporary folk rock and more. Patrons age 21 and older are welcome to sample wine and local beers from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration and show of ID required. Free. Information: 847-639-4210 or www.caryarealibrary.info. PISTOL PETE, 8 p.m. Jan. 14, Trio Grille, 101 Franks Road, Marengo. Featuring psychedelic blues. Free. Information: www.triogrille.com. CENTERFOLD, 9 p.m. Jan. 14, Hickory Lodge, 3018 Hickory Drive, McCullom Lake. Performing pop/ rock favorites of yesterday and today. Free. Information: 708-284-2902 or www.centerfoldband.com. BLACK CAT BONE, 10 p.m. Jan. 14, Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen, 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake. Free. Information: www.thedukeabides.com. JIM AND JUSTIN, 8 p.m. Jan. 20, Trio Grille, 101 Franks Road, Marengo. Never the same show twice with a lot of comedy. An interactive acoustic duo playing a wide variety of cover songs from Elvis to Foster the People. Free. Information: www. triogrille.com. TROPIXPLOSION, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Playing much more than the standard steel drum band with a wide variety of music – not only your tropical favorites, but reggae classics and pop/rock party songs re-arranged to feel like the islands. Tickets: $18 in advance online, $23 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesideartspark.org. JAZZ ON THE SQUARE JAM SESSION, 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 20, Stage Left Café, 125 E. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Experienced and beginner musicians and vocalists welcome to participate in an evening of music, creativity, friends and fun. Cost: $5 donation requested. Information: www. jazzonthesquare.com. WAYLAND, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Offsides Sports Bar & Grill, 680 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. A rock group from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wayland began touring in 2012 and steadily has built a grass-roots following. In late 2015, the band

released it latest single “Bloody Sunrise,” which rose to break the Top 40 mark in the Active Rock Format. For ages 21 and older. Tickets cost $7 at www.ticketfly.com or $10 at the door. Information: www.offsidesbar.com. JOE MOSS BAND, 10 p.m. Jan. 21, Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen, 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake. This year, Moss will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. His band features some of Chicago’s finest blues musicians. Free. Information: www. thedukeabides.com. IRIS (I’M RICK, I’M SUZY), 8 p.m. Jan. 21, Trio Grille, 101 Franks Road, Marengo. A duo featuring Rick Cartwright on keyboards and backup vocals and Suzy Schwartz on guitar and vocals. Free. Information: www.triogrille.com THE MUSIC AND INFLUENCE OF JOHNNY CASH FEATURING STEVEN JUSTMAN, 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 22, McHenry Public Library, 809 Front St., McHenry. Returning to the library, Justman’s mix of music and history always is a crowd-pleaser. For ages 12 and older. Free. Information: 815-3850036 or www.mchenrylibrary.org. JIM AND JUSTIN, 9 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26, Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen, 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake. Never the same show twice with a lot of comedy. An interactive acoustic duo playing a wide variety of cover songs from Elvis to Foster the People. Free. Information: www.thedukeabides.com. PATIO DADDY-O, 9 p.m. Jan. 28, Raymond’s Bowl, 3960 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg. Playing rock and classic rock. Free. Information: 224-622-0472, tonyclavesilla@ yahoo.com or www.raymondsbowl.com. THE NEVERLY BROTHERS, 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 4, Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. With a high-energy stage performance, The Neverly Brothers will take you on a musical guided tour of rock history – from Elvis to The Beatles – paying tribute to the music created by the 1950s American rock ‘n’ roll pioneers, as well as the 1964 British Invasion bands. Tickets: $25 all seats. Tickets and information: www. woodstockoperahouse.com or www.facebook. com/events/221467921612977. WOODSTOCK COMMUNITY CHOIR WINTER CONCERT: “JOURNEYS,” 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 5, Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. The Friends of the Opera House will present songs exploring life’s joys, challenges, hopes and dreams. Directed by Cassandra Vohs-Demann with special guests Small Potatoes, featuring Rich Prezioso and Jacquie Manning. Free admission, with a suggested donation of $15 a person. Information: 847-5071352, http://woodstockcommunitychoir.org or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.

with Boogie Wonder Band; 3 p.m. Jan. 15, The Lettermen; 8 p.m. Jan. 20, Journeymen Tribute to Eric Clapton; 8 p.m. Jan 21, Deacon Blues – America’s All-Star Grammy Tribute to Steely Dan featuring Sugar Blue; 8 p.m. Jan. 27, Neal Morse Band. Ticket prices vary per event. Tickets and information: 630-962-7000 or www.arcadalive. com. METROPOLIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Schedule: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, “An Evening with Bonnie Koloc”; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, “Beautiful Noise: An Evening with Denny Diamond”; 3 p.m. Jan. 15, “Love Songs Through the Centuries” with soprano Sarah Kropski and pianist Anca Apetean; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, “Kara Kesselring & Sugarcreek Road.” Tickets: $30-$40. Tickets and information: 847-577-2121 or www.metropolisarts.com. AUGUST HOTEL, 7 p.m. Jan. 15, Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Chicago-based indie pop band. Tickets: $10 online or at the door. Tickets and information: 847-492-8860 or www.evanstonspace.com. TRIADD, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21, McGonigal’s Pub, 105 S. Cook St., Barrington. Acoustic trio playing classic rock. Information: 847-277-7400 or www.triaddband.com. INFINITY: A JOURNEY TRIBUTE, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. A “Classic to

PETER EIDE IN CONCERT WHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21 WHERE: Marengo United Methodist Church, 119 E. Washington St., Marengo COST & INFO: Professional Christian recording artist with several songs recognized on the National Inspirational Charts, including his Top 10 single “Roll the Stone Away.” Tickets: $15. Tickets and information: 815-568-7162 or www.marengoumc.org. Current: The Ultimate Rock Experience” theme. Formed in 1985 as a Journey tribute band, Infinity has become one of the top-drawing cover bands in the Midwest. Cost: $10. Information: www. villageofroundlakebeach.com. AMERICAN GRANDS XXII, 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. About 460 pianists of all ages and skill levels will perform on 12 grand pianos on stage during this annual event in celebration of the piano. Tickets: $24 adults, $15 children age 12 and younger. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or www.tickets.elgin.edu.

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WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 WHERE: Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside COST & INFO: Winter family fun with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, a snow-sculpting contest, winter nature crafts, hiking, bog tours, a photo contest, refreshments and live music with Mark Cleveland (above) & Jordi Kleiner and Christopher Strong & Wendy Proulx Bruce. Free. Information: 815-3441294; www.dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks or email: dnr.volobog@illinois.gov.

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WHEN: Check-in at 6 p.m., with Bunco at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 WHERE: Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake COST & INFO: A ninth annual event hosted by the McHenry County nonprofit organizations Adult & Child Therapy Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates and Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association. Event will start with a practice round to teach those who have never played Bunco, a dice game, before. Features a cash bar, desserts and raffles. Tickets: $35 a person includes three games. Golden Tables available for groups of 12 at a cost of $660, including premiere seating, three bottles of wine, a premium swag bag and drink tickets. Tickets and information: www.royalbuncobash.com.

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CARY LIBRARY GRAND RE-OPENING

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 13 WHERE: Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road, Cary COST & INFO: Patrons age 21 and older are welcome to sample wine and local beers. Registration and show of ID required. The event also will include a performance by the Georgia Rae Family Band (right) from 7 to 10 p.m. Free. Information: 847-639-4210 or www. caryarealibrary.info.

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WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 WHERE: La Petite Marché Café, 19 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: A reading series presented by Williams Street Repertory, the in-house professional theater company for the Raue Center for the Arts, in which poetry, prose and plays are read and performed across the street from the Raue. Featuring members of Williams Street Repertory and others throughout the Chicago area. Free. Information: 815-356-9212 or www. rauecenter.org.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST

WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16 WHERE: D’Andrea Banquets, 4419 Route 14, Crystal Lake COST & INFO: With a theme of “Honestly Confronting Racism,” the annual breakfast will include a Call to Prayer and group prayer from a variety of local faith traditions, including Islamic, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian and New Thought. Phyllis Unterschuetz (above), author and co-founder/president of the Race Story ReWrite Project, is the keynote speaker. Tickets: $20 a person, $10 for students. Tickets and information: www.faithbridgeinterfaith.org.


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WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 WHERE: Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside COST & INFO: Book discussion group featuring a visit from Jim May (above), local storyteller and author of “Trail Guide for a Crooked Heart: Stories and Reflections for a Life’s Journey. Free. Registration and information: 815-344-1294or dnr.volobog@ illinois.gov.

WHEN: 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 14 WHERE: McHenry Dam, McHenry Dam Road, off River Road, McHenry COST & INFO: Join the McHenry County Audubon and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for a walk covering 2 to 3 miles over a variety of habitats. Adults and attentive children ages 6 and older are welcome. Meet at the south end of McHenry Dam parking lot. Bring your own binoculars or borrow one at the walk site. Bring a bird book. Free. Registration and information: 815-3441294 or www.friendsofmorainehillsstatepark.org.

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WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 15 WHERE: Bentley’s Pet Stuff, 5300 Route 14, Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Lucy Postins, founder of The Honest Kitchen, will be available for a signing of her book “Dog Obsessed.” This is a dog-friendly event. Information: 815893-4772 or www.thehonestkitchen.com.

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WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 16 WHERE: Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood COST & INFO: Children ages 5 to 13 can learn about animals and plants in the winter with the time split between indoors and outdoors. Dress for the weather. Free for county residents, $5 for nonresidents. Registration deadline is Jan. 12. Information: www.mccdistrict.org or 815-479-5779.

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WHEN: Through Jan. 15 WHERE: McCormick Place South, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago COST & INFO: The premier destination for boating, sailing and outdoor enthusiasts. Schedule: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 12-13; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 14; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 15. Admission: $14 adults, $10 seniors, free for children age 15 and younger. Tickets and information: 312-946-6200 or www. chicagoboatshow.com.

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LIVE PRO WRESTLING, 7:30 to 10 p.m. every Saturday, Premier Studio, 1230 Davis Road, Woodstock. Tickets: $10 adults general or $12 ringside, $5 children age 12 and younger. Information: 847-3476632 or www.premierprowrestling.com. “THIS MUST BE THE PLACE” PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, through Jan. 19, Satellite Gallery inside the Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock. Featuring recent photographic work from McHenry County College student artists. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday through Wednesday. Information: Matt Irie, 815-455-8552 or mirie@mchenry.edu. 4TH ANNUAL D155 ART SHOW: “SPARK,” through Jan. 27, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Featuring the artwork of Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge High Schools and Haber Oaks Campus School. There will be a 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 closing reception. Information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesideartspark.org. ART FOR THE PAWS 2017, through Jan. 30, Helping Paws Animal Shelter, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock. Third annual fundraising event in which artists are encouraged to create art in a variety of mediums on 6-by 6-inch canvases. Individuals can buy up to two blank canvases for a donation of $5 each at Helping Paws, Material Things in Woodstock, The Studio Art School in McHenry and Fiber & Finds in Crystal Lake. Completed canvases are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 28. Canvases will be displayed at Read Between the Lynes in Woodstock and the Woodstock Public Library from March 20 through April 22, with an April 22 public reception at Mixin Mingle in Woodstock. Artwork will be available to buy through an online auction with proceeds to benefit Helping Paws. Information: 815-338-4400 or www.helpingpaws.net. “THE ARTISTIC SIDE OF DISTRICT STAFF,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Feb. 26, Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. An exhibit of nature-related works of art created by staff members of the McHenry County Conservation District. Art on display ranges from paintings and prints to handknitted scarves and carved flutes. There also are baskets, a mosaic, jewelry, ceramics and more. Free. Information: 815-479-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org.

JAN. 12 GET LIT(ERARY), 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12, La Petite Marché Café, 19 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. A reading series presented by Williams Street Repertory. Free. Information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

JAN. 13 CARY LIBRARY GRAND RE-OPENING, 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 13, Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road, Cary. Patrons age 21 and older welcome to sample wine and local beers. Registration and show of ID required. The event also will include a performance by the Georgia Rae Family Band from 7 to 10 p.m. Free. Information: 847-639-4210 or www.caryarealibrary.info.

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JAN. 14 BIRD WALK, 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 14, McHenry Dam, McHenry Dam Road, off River Road, McHenry. Join the

Trevor Edlund puts the brakes on after landing his jump during last year’s Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove. Shaw Media file photo

INTERNATIONAL SKI JUMPING TOURNAMENT WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 21-22 WHERE: Norge Ski Club, 100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove COST & INFO: This is Norge Ski Club’s 112th Winter Tournament. Saturday features the Junior Competition and K70 Competition. Sunday includes the K70 – US Cup Five Hills Tournament and Long-Standing Competition. Weekend admission buttons: $10 available at local merchants, $15 at the gate, free for children age 12 and younger. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. No dogs or carry-ins allowed. Information: 847-639-9718 or www.norgeskiclub.com. McHenry County Audubon and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for a 2- to 3-mile walk over a variety of habitats. Adults and attentive children ages 6 and older welcome. Meet at the south end of McHenry Dam parking lot. Bring your own binoculars or borrow one at the walk site. Bring a bird book. Free. Registration and information: 815-344-1294 or www.friendsofmorainehillsstatepark.org. USED BOOK & MEDIA FLASH SALE, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 14, Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg. Friends of the Johnsburg Public Library are sponsoring a first quarter flash sale of used books, movies and music. Everything is 25 cents. Free admission. Information: 815-344-0077 or www.johnsburglibrary. org/event. OF BOGS & BOOKS, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14, Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. Book discussion group featuring a visit from Jim May, local storyteller and author of “Trail Guide for a Crooked Heart: Stories and Reflections for a Life’s Journey.” Free. Registration and information: 815-344-1294 or dnr. volobog@illinois.gov. WEEKEND OF RESTORATION XI, 1 p.m. Jan. 14 to noon Jan. 15, Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. “Back to Basics: Coming Close to Nature” theme for a weekend of removing invasive trees

and shrubs from oak savannas, the study of winter ecology, outdoor recreation and more. Those interested can camp out inside the Visitor Center Saturday night. Registration deadline: Jan. 7. Cost: $45 adults, $30 seniors, $20 students, $10 off second registration. Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast included. Registration and information: 815-479-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org, Code 5292.

JAN. 15 DOG-FRIENDLY BOOK SIGNING, noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 15, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, 5300 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Lucy Postins, founder of The Honest Kitchen, will be available for a special signing of her book “Dog Obsessed.” This is a dog-friendly event. Information: 815-893-4772 or www.thehonestkitchen.com. WINTERFEST, noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 15, Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. Winter family fun with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowsculpting contest, winter nature crafts, hiking, bog tours, photo contest and live music with Mark Cleveland, Jordi Kleiner, Christopher Strong and Wendy Proulx Bruce. Free. Information: 815-344-1294, www.dnr.state.il.us/lands/ landmgt/parks or dnr.volobog@illinois.gov.

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JAN. 19 CREATIVE LIVING SERIES: MARY FONS, 10 a.m. Jan. 19, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Fons came to the craft of quilting in her late 20s. She is the co-host of the nationally airing PBS show “Love of Quilting” and co-hosts a “Quilt Your Heart Out” podcast with her mom, quilt legend Marianne Fons. She also teaches writing and writes a quilt column. Tickets: $25 all seats. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www. woodstockoperahouse.com. WSR COMEDY SKETCH & IMPROV SHOW, 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Every third Thursday the William Street Repertory’s Comedy Improv Troupe presents a mixed set based on audience suggestions and original sketches. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

JAN. 20 CROSS-COUNTRY CANDLELIGHT SKI OR HIKE, 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 20-21, Marengo Woods Conservation Area, 2411 N. Route 23, Marengo. Skiers of all ages and experience welcome. Bring your own equipment. Gather around the campfire for refreshments after skiing. Enjoy a candlelight hike if there is not enough snow. Hosted by the McHenry County Conservation District. Free. Information: 815-338-6223 or www.mccdistrict.org. “FIRST DATE,” Jan. 20 through Feb. 12, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Presented by Williams Street Repertory based on the book by Austin Winsberg. When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. Schedule: 8 p.m. Jan. 20-21, 27-28, Feb. 3-4, 10-11; and 3 p.m. Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 4-5 & 12. Tickets: $35.50. The first 50 people who buy tickets to a Feb. 11 or 12 showing before Feb. 5 will receive vouchers for one glass of champagne and chocolate. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

JAN. 21 INTERNATIONAL SKI JUMPING TOURNAMENT, noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 21-22, Norge Ski Club, 100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove. This is Norge Ski Club’s 112th Winter Tournament. Saturday features the Junior Competition and K70 Competition. Sunday includes the K70 – US Cup Five Hills Tournament and Long-Standing Competition. Weekend admission buttons: $10 available at local merchants, $15 at the gate, free for children age 12 and younger. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. No dogs or carry-ins allowed. Includes sale of brats, hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, pop, beer, wine and Jägermeister. Information: 847-639-9718 or www.norgeskiclub. com. “TREASURE ISLAND,” 2 p.m. Jan. 21, 28 & Feb. 4, Stage Left Café, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock. A participation play for children presented by Friends of the Opera House. Children from the audience become members of Long John Silver’s treacherous pirate gang, while others join Captain Smollet’s crew. Tickets: $5 adults, free for children age 12 and younger. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse. com. 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DANCE & BUFFET, 6 p.m. Jan. 21, St. John Lutheran Church

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and information: Joe Davison, 815-459-0680 (registration code 230401-01) or www.crystallakeparks.org. LINE DANCE PARTY, 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28, Grand Oaks Auditorium, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake. The night begins with a complimentary dance lesson hosted by the Crystal Lake Park District. Then dance the night away with traditional country music, as well as some not so traditional. Refreshments included. Cost: $10 residents, $12 nonresidents. Cost increases Jan. 25 to $12 residents, $14 nonresidents. Registration and information: 815-459-0680 (registration code 230704-01) or www.crystallakeparks.org.

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GROUNDHOG DAYS WHEN: Feb. 1-11 WHERE: Woodstock Square and throughout Woodstock COST & INFO: An annual celebration of the filming of 1993’s “Groundhog Day,” directed by Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray, in Woodstock. This year is the 25th anniversary of the filming. Beginning Feb. 1 with an “Awakening of the Groundhog” and including numerous events, such as a the main event – the Groundhog Day Prognostication (above) at 7 a.m. Feb. 2 – a breakfast, film site tours, “Groundhog Day” movie showings at the Woodstock Theatre, displays, presentations, a dinner dance, a chili cook-off, a pub crawl, “Groundhog Bowling,” a bags tourney and more. For a detailed schedule and information, visit www.woodstockgroundhog.org or call the Groundhog Days hotline at 815-334-2620. Activity Center, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance anniversary with food available, free Merengue dance lesson taught by Frank and Jackie Penze and music provided by DJ Dr. Rod. Dress code is dressy casual. Door prizes and 50/50 drawing. Attendees asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to pass and a minimum donation of $2 a person for the church’s food pantry. Admission: $8 members, $10 seniors, $12 nonmembers. Information: 847-639-8699, www.dancefoxvalley.org or www. dancewithfrankandjackie.com. THE 13TH HOUR: 60 MINUTES WITH A MIND READER, 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21, Joe Diamond Studio Series, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Joe Diamond invites you to join him for a journey through the unknown. The details of this new psychic show are being kept a complete secret. Only 13 people will be admitted per show. Tickets: $25 for general admission, $100 for VIP with a pendulum and one-on-one private reading after the show. Tickets and information: 815-347-5481 or www.joediamondlive.com/studioseries.

JAN. 27 CARIBBEAN COOKOUT, 6 p.m. Jan. 27, McHenry VFW, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry. Presented by McHenry Kiwanis featuring a complete Caribbean pork dinner, live music and raffles. The fundraiser will benefit children, high school school scholarships and several local nonprofit organizations. Tickets: $30. Tickets and information: Dan Mitchell at dmitchell@thestatebankgroup.com or www. mchenrykiwanis.org. “4TH FRIDAYS” AT THE STARLINE GALLERY, 6 to 9 p.m., The Starline Factory, 300 W. Front St.,

Harvard. Art exhibits, a photo contest, live music and more in a renovated historic factory. Includes a cash bar for wine, beer and mixed drinks, appetizer tables and open Starline artist studios. This month will feature the photography of Steve McKenzie and live music from Mac Draelle, Kayla Seeber and Something About Tuesday. Cost: $10 cash at the door. Children ages 17 and younger free when accompanied by an adult.

CHICAGO BOAT, RV & STRICTLY SAIL SHOW, through Jan. 15, McCormick Place South, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. The premier destination for boating, sailing and outdoor enthusiasts featuring more than 600 power and sailboats, dozens of RVs and outdoor and marine accessories. There will be hands-on, interactive activities for all ages, plus an extensive boating and sailing seminar series. Schedule: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 12-13; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 14; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 15. Admission: $14 adults, $10 seniors, free for children age 15 and younger. Tickets and information: 312-946-6200 or www. chicagoboatshow.com.

JAN. 26 “FARENHEIT 451,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Ray Bradbury’s classic novel will be brought to life on stage by actor Rich Orlow presenting a frightening version of the future – a future where instead of putting fires out, firemen actually start them in order to burn books. A discussion will follow the performance. Tickets: $25. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or www.tickets.elgin. edu.

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JAN. 28

CRYSTAL LAKE ANGLERS’ ICE FISHING DERBY, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28, West Beach, 2330 Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. Annual ice fishing derby sponsored by the Crystal Lake Anglers Club. Big fish cash, raffles, food and prizes. Alternate weather date is Feb. 11. Tickets: $10 available at the gate or in advance at the Crystal Lake Park District Administration Building. Information: Jack Sabesta, 815-459-0680 or www.crystallakeparks.org. CHILI OPEN, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28, Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. Annual golf classic sponsored by the Crystal Lake Park District. Golfers age 18 and older will play a nine-hole, par 32 course on the frozen lake. Prizes and raffle. Alternate weather date is Feb. 11. Entry fee: $120 a foursome. Call for tee time. Registration and information: Joe Davison, 815-459-0680 (registration code 230402-01), or www.crystallakeparks.org. 4X4 POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28, Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. Inaugural double-elimination tournament sponsored by the Crystal Lake Park District featuring two rinks on Crystal Lake. Winning team receives a first place trophy and T-shirts for all participants. Entry fee: $195 a team. Registration

8TH ANNUAL LVVA ICE FISHING DERBY, 7 a.m. to noon Jan. 28, Lake View Villa Association beachfront at Bangs Lake, Edgewater Drive, Wauconda. Fundraiser to benefit Veterans R&R and Munchkin Mission, two local nonprofits that serve military veterans and veteran programs. Event includes big fish awards, ATV raffle, 50/50 raffles, veterans only door prize AND kids only door prizes. Poor ice conditions date will be Feb. 18. Entry fee: $20. Information: 224-634-0029 or www.lvvaicefishingderby.com. ABOMINABLE SNOW RACE, 8 a.m. Jan. 28, Grand Geneva Resort, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. After the success of a 2016 Abominable Snow Race at Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, the race once again will be hosted, this time at Grand Geneva Resort. It includes a 4.4-mile course with more than 20 winter-themed obstacles. Along with races for individuals and teams, the event includes a LilYeti course for ages 4 to 11 at a registration cost of $25 a person. Registration costs range from $55 for a Hero’s Heat for veterans to $90 for an Elite Heat. Registration and information: www. abominablesnowrace.com.

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Suzanne Leclair (center) of Woodstock holds a stuffed groundhog at last year’s Groundhog Day Prognostication.


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Stage action Woodstock Opera house, community theater on display in new web series

Story by JAMI KUNZER – jkunzer@shawmedia.com Photos by H. RICK BAMMAN – hbamman@shawmedia.com

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he main character in a new web series is more than 125 years old and still active. The first and only theater that came to mind when Jeff Cook envisioned “Upstaged – The Series,” a new web series comedy about the innerworkings of community theater, was the Woodstock Opera House. Built in 1889, its historic auditorium and stage, even its winding hallways and back-stage nooks, are as much a character in “Upstaged – The Series” as the show’s 14 actors and actresses. As Cook, the creator, writer and director of the series, describes, “Upstaged” tells the story of the people behind the scenes who make theater happen. It’ll include some drama, some humor, even some mystery – “maybe a ghost or two, but mostly there’ll be a lot of laughter,” he said. It’s about family, not just the family you’re born into, but also the family you choose, he said. “We couldn’t ask for a better location. Since ‘Groundhog Day,’ there has not been this kind of access given to the Opera House,” said Cook, referring to the 1993 Harold Ramis movie filmed throughout the Woodstock Square. The Opera House served as the grand “Pennsylvanian Hotel” in that film, and film crews used the building as a sort of headquarters. Fueled by passion and a love of community theater and, of course, the Opera House, “Upstaged” is the latest project for Cook, who created Film Stripped Productions last year to bring classic movies to stage through live readings. He plans to release the first three episodes of the series – each about 15 minutes long – on an “Upstaged – The Series” YouTube channel in March.

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FROM TOP: “Upstaged – The Series” creator Jeff Cook calls action before filming a scene on the stage of the Woodstock Opera House. Costume designer Kathy Bruhnke assists Joel Bennett with a costume before filming begins for the new web series. Created by Jeff Cook, the show is a workplace comedy that takes place in a community theater. First assistant director Matt Canon (from left), production designer Victoria Ross, Bruhnke and actress Shannon Lee Day work on a scene on the Woodstock Opera House stage. Cook (left) describes the establishing shot for the day for Bennett, who plays a lead character. Bennett also is director of photography for the project.


“Upstaged – The Series” camera operator Vinny Scalise (from left), production designer Victoria Ross and actors Shannon Lee Day, as Liz, and Joel Bennett, as Billy, prepare to film a scene on the Woodstock Opera House stage. Photos by H. Rick Bamman – hbamman@ shawmedia.com

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Continued from page 10 The show also has a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/upstagedtheseries and a website at www. upstagedtheseries.com. The hope is to stream the first few episodes together for a premiere at the Woodstock Theatre. The entire 13 episodes of the first season should be filmed by early summer, and then, hopefully, filming of Season 2 would begin, Cook said. “Otherwise, it will live as a testament to the Opera House and a bunch of people’s crazy dreams,” he said. All of the roughly 25 people involved, including the cast, crew and volunteers – many of whom have grown up in community theater, some even running around back stage at the Opera House as parents performed on stage – basically are part of the project out of a shared passion for community theater and Cook’s vision. All came together – many taking breaks and vacation days from day jobs – to film “Upstaged” this week, in between random bursts of song and laughs. If the series makes money, they’ll get paid. “The odds of Netflix picking up a web series are really low,” Cook said. “In the event it does happen, they’ll be taken care of.”

ABOVE: “Upstaged – The Series” creator Jeff Cook (left) and first assistant director Matt Canon prepare to film the first scene of the web series from the balcony of the Woodstock Opera House on Jan. 9. The show is a workplace comedy that takes place in a community theater. LEFT: Makeup artist Kelsey DeRosier applies makeup for actress Shannon Lee Day, who portrays Liz in the series. To continue supporting the campaign, the GoFundMe page – www. gofundme.com/upstagedtheseries – was created and had raised at least $1,300 as of this week. “The passion around the project has been very humbling,” Cook said. “This is really a celebration of the Opera House and the local community. I know it would be a big stretch to call this the next ‘Groundhog Day,’ but it could have

a similar impact.” In the series, a new owner takes over the theater, putting everyone on the defense. A homeless family soon is discovered living in the theater. The story grew out of Cook’s community theater experience, working both on and off stage at numerous productions throughout McHenry County, and the many “stories to be told.” Cook’s also the director of “Legally Blonde – the

Musical,” opening March 3 at the Opera House. He was working on the crew for “Mary Poppins” last spring at the Opera House when the idea came to him. He finished writing last summer and sent the script to Joel Bennett, who serves as both director of photography for the series and plays one of the lead characters. “We have to do this. This could be something special,” Bennett told him.

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THIS IS REALLY A CELEBRATION OF THE OPERA HOUSE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. 11 I KNOW IT WOULD BE A BIG STRETCH TO CALL THIS THE NEXT ‘GROUNDHOG DAY,’ BUT IT COULD HAVE A SIMILAR IMPACT.” – “Upstaged – The Series” creator Jeff Cook


NIGHTLIFE

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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Zoe Saldana (left) and Ben Affleck in a scene from “Live By Night.” AP photo

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Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he’s gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic “Live by Night.” It looks and sounds right, and all the elements are there: A conflicted anti-hero with a granite jaw, a fasttalkin’, two-timin’ moll, crooked cops, and a sweaty loyal partner. There’s the one-last-job-gone-awry, some rum-running, a few epic shootouts and the big questions about whether or not our man has become everything he swore he wouldn’t. It seems like enough to hold audience interest for a few hours, but somehow even with all that going for it (not to mention a parade of recognizable faces), “Live by Night” is dull as sin. The story is adapted by Affleck from a Dennis Lehane novel of the same name. Lehane is the author of the source material for some good to great films such as “Mystic River,” “Shutter Island” and Affleck’s first stab at directing, “Gone Baby Gone.” It was a decent gamble that “Live by Night” would be pretty good, too. Affleck has put himself front and center here as the lead, Joe Coughlin, a once good man who became jaded after serving in World War I. He came back to his hometown of Boston, where his father (Brendan Gleeson)

“LIVE BY NIGHT” STARRING: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson PLOT: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime. RATED: R for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, 8 minutes is the police chief, with the intention of never answering to anyone. We don’t ever see Joe as a standup citizen, only robbing banks and sleeping with Emma Gould (Sienna Miller), the mistress of the town’s most notorious mob boss Albert White (Robert Glenister). Naturally, as soon as Emma and Joe decide to skip town and find a new life somewhere warm (where they come so close to saying that they’ll “live by night” it’s almost annoying they don’t), things take a turn and Joe is left beaten to a pulp, imprisoned and alone. When he gets out, revenge against Albert White is the only thing on his mind, so he heads to Florida to work for a rival. While the Boston scenes are paintby-numbers gangster pic, with a few gorgeous shots thanks to cinematographer Robert Richardson, in Florida at least the plot gets somewhat interesting as Joe pairs up with a nearly unrecognizable Chris Messina as Dion

Bartolo to get in the Prohibition-era rum business while butting heads with the local KKK thugs, a complicated cop (Chris Cooper) and his troublesome evangelist daughter Loretta (Elle Fanning). Oh, and Joe also falls in love with a Cuban expat Graciela (Zoe Saldana). By the time Loretta becomes the main focus, and foe, of Joe and Dion the film already has lost most of its steam. “Live by Night” wants to be about everything – capitalism, racism, the American dream, the hypocrisy of the good and moral – while also providing shoot ’em up thrills. It’s hard to do that when you don’t even care for or about any of the characters, though. In fact, there are so many characters and so much story (not to mention at least four false endings) that it wouldn’t be surprising if there exists a better three-hour version of this. Affleck may have done his film a disservice by making himself the star. On screen the generally effortlessly charismatic Affleck seems to be sleepwalking through the movie – with the exception of his moments with Miller’s Emma Gould. He looks out of place and uncomfortable most of the time, and the distractingly ill-fitting jackets don’t help. It always was going to be a tricky thing to follow up a smash like “Argo,” so taut and smart and thrilling. Affleck went maximalist with “Live by Night,” and it was, indeed, too much.


‘Toni Erdmann’ cringes, smiles, sings “TONI ERDMANN”

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“Toni Erdmann “ is a hard film to love, but that might be the point. The German movie from the clearly talented and incisive writer/director Maren Ade seems like it should be a comedy – the lightly plotted character study is about a father trying to introduce some chaos into his adult daughter’s overworked life – but it’s far too cutting and uncomfortable to generate much joy. It all hinges on how you view the father, Winifried, played by actor Peter Simonischek. Winifried is a hearty-looking man, likely in his 60s, who has a mop of unruly gray hair and a penchant for what might generously be described as pranks. He keeps a set of fake teeth in his shirt pocket which he’ll pop in from time to time when he wants to take on one of his personas. He’ll do this with delivery people, strangers, his mother and his extended family. But those on the receiving end never seem all that amused by Winifried’s antics. Interactions can be almost painful to watch, and, even after two viewings, I can’t get a handle on how the movie wants us to see him, especially once he decides to concentrate all of his efforts on his 30-something daughter, Ines (Sandra Hüller). After seeing Ines, serious, stressed and tethered

STARRING: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael

Wittenborn

PLOT: A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard-working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach. RATED: R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, lan-

guage and brief drug use TIME: 2 hours, 42 minutes

Sandra Huller and Peter Simonischek in a scene from “Toni Erdmann.” AP photo

to her phone at a family gathering, Winifried decides to surprise her with a visit to Bucharest, where her consulting job has stranded her recently. He waits for Ines in the lobby of an office building, and when she walks in with clients, he pops in the teeth and puts on a pair of sunglasses and walks up close to the group of business people. Ines doesn’t break her stride, going right into the elevator complex. Did she see him? Did she not? It turns out she did, she just chose to ignore him. Her assistant runs out soon after to catch Winifried and say hello on behalf of her boss and invite him to a reception later that day. You probably can guess how that goes. The everyday relationship between adult parents

and their adult children is one the movies don’t often explore, unless there’s some reason for everyone to be together – an illness, a death, a fraught holiday. It’s refreshing to just have that reality be the basis for a character study, minus the tragedy, and, clocking in at 162 minutes, “Toni Erdmann” certainly gives this experiment room to breathe, and then some. And yet, amid all the discomfort, there are two genuinely transcendent sequences that close out the movie. One involves Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” and the other, a final, legitimately hysterical release for Ines. What it all amounts to is for the individual to decide. The revelations aren’t big, but “Toni Erdmann” is not that kind of movie.

WEEKEND SHOWTIMES

The following are showtimes for Jan. 13-15 unless otherwise noted.

“ASSASSIN’S CREED”

Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 11:15 a.m., 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 p.m.

“THE BYE BYE MAN”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:50, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – Jan. 13: 12:55, 3:05, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 10:45 a.m., 12:55, 3:05, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:45, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas – Jan. 13-14: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 p.m.; Jan. 15: 11:35 a.m., 4:30, 8:00, 10:30 p.m.

“DISNEY JUNIOR AT THE MOVIES!”

Regal Cinemas – Jan. 14 only: 10:00 a.m.

“FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM”

Regal Cinemas – 11:55 a.m., 3:10, 6:20 p.m.

“FENCES”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 1:30, 7:20 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 9:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 9:25 p.m.

“HIDDEN FIGURES”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:40 a.m., 1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – Jan. 13: 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 10:45 a.m., 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – Jan. 13: 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 p.m. ; Jan. 14-15: 11:00 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:50 a.m., 2:50, 6:00, 9:55 p.m.

“LA LA LAND”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:15 a.m., 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – Jan. 13: 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – Jan. 13-14: 10:50, 11:35 a.m., 12:10, 3:20, 6:30 p.m.; Jan. 15: 10:50, 11:15 a.m., 2:10, 5:05 p.m.

“LION”

Regal Cinemas – 12:20, 3:30, 6:25, 9:05 p.m.

“LIVE BY NIGHT”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:20 a.m., 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – Jan. 13: 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 10:55 a.m., 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:20, 4:30, 7:40, 10:35 p.m.

“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA”

Regal Cinemas – 12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 10:10 p.m.

“MOANA”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:00 a.m., 1:40, 4:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – Jan. 13: 2:00, 4:20, 6:40 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 11:40 a.m., 2:00, 4:20, 6:40 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – Jan. 13: 1:00, 4:00, 6:20 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 11:20 a.m., 1:00, 4:00, 6:20 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:50, 3:40 p.m.

“A MONSTER CALLS”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 7:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 5:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 8:40 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:50 p.m.

“MONSTER TRUCKS”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – Jan. 13: 2D: 10:25 a.m., 1:10, 3:50 p.m.; 3D: 6:30, 9:10 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 2D: 11:45 a.m., 2:20, 5:00 p.m.; 3D: 6:30, 9:10 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – Jan. 13: 1:05, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 10:45 a.m., 12:00, 1:05, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – Jan. 13: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 11:00 a.m., 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2D: 12:15, 2:55, 5:35, 8:10 p.m.; 3D: 11:00 a.m., 10:50 p.m.

“MOONLIGHT”

Regal Cinemas – 6:50, 9:40 p.m.

“PASSENGERS”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 3:20 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 4:35, 7:25, 10:20 p.m.

“PATRIOTS DAY”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:20 a.m., 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – Jan. 13: 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 1:20, 4:10, 7:00, 9:50 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 9:00 p.m.

“ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:50 a.m., 1:50, 4:50, 7:10, 10:10 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:55 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 1:00, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2D: 1:30, 4:40, 7:50, 9:30 p.m.; 3D: 10:55 p.m.

“SING”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:45 a.m., 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – Jan. 13: 2:00, 4:25, 6:50, 9:15 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 11:35 a.m., 2:00, 4:25, 6:50, 9:15 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:10, 4:05, 7:15, 10:40 p.m.

“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 65TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTED BY TCM”

Regal Cinemas – Jan. 15 only: 2:00, 7:00 p.m.

“SLEEPLESS”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – Jan. 13: 10:45 a.m., 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50 p.m. ; Jan. 14-15: 10:30 a.m., 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – Jan. 13: 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:35, 9:45 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 11:00 a.m., 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:35, 9:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 p.m.

“UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – Jan. 13: 2D: 5:20, 7:45, 10:10 p.m.; 3D: 12:50, 3:10 p.m. ; Jan. 14-15: 2D: 7:45, 10:10 p.m.; 3D: 10: 20 a.m., 1:10, 3:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – Jan. 13: 1:30, 3:35, 5:40, 7:45, 9:50 p.m.; Jan. 14-15: 11:20 a.m., 1:30, 3:35, 5:40, 7:45, 9:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 1:35, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10 p.m.

“WHY HIM?”

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 4:40, 10:25 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 8:10 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:30 a.m., 2:20, 5:10, 8:05, 11:00 p.m.

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2017 MOVIE PREVIEW

10(ish) films to look forward to in 2017 By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press

Hollywood might might be patting itself on the back for its 2016 films, but there’s a lot to look forward to in film this year – in all genres. Here are 10-ish films to put on your radar for the year.

“John Wick: Chapter 2” (Feb. 10), “The Fate of the Furious” (April 14)

Two franchises, both unlikely, both silly and both endlessly watchable, get new installments this year. Keanu Reeves is back as the vengeful hit man John Wick in the sequel to the 2014 sleeper hit. And the “Fast and Furious” crew is joined by Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren in movie No. 8, directed by “Straight Outta Compton’s” F. Gary Gray.

“Beauty and the Beast” (March 17)

“Harry Potter’s” Emma Watson stars as the beautiful, bookish Belle in director Bill Condon’s live-action, musical adaption of the fairy tale, which he promises will include nods to both Disney’s animated feature as well Jean Cocteau’s black-and-white classic. “Downton Abbey’s” Dan Stevens plays the Beast opposite a strong supporting cast of Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Keanu Reeves in “John Wick: Chapter 2”

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (May 5 ), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (July 7), “Thor: Ragnarok” (Nov. 3)

What superhero fatigue? The studios have assembled some formidable talent behind some of the year’s most high profile sequels (and reboots). Taika Waititi will bring his comedic edge to the “Thor” world, while James Gunn tries to recreate that mixtape magic with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” One film that doesn’t require any catch-up work is “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” yet another reboot of the web-slinging teen, but a promising one – star Tom Holland upstaged even the likes of Robert Downey Jr. when introduced in “Captain America: Civil War.” Director Jon Watts says his “Spider-Man” will be in the vein of classic high school films.

“Alien: Covenant” (May 19), “Blade Runner 2049” (Oct. 6)

Ridley Scott is back to playing his old hits this year, with a twist. Scott directs the sixth installment in the “Alien” universe with “Alien: Covenant,” about a crew traveling to a remote part of the galaxy in search of paradise, only to find something much more horrifying. Katherine Waterston stars with Michael Fassbender. As for “Blade Runner 2049,” Scott’s only producing – “Arrival” and “Sicario” director Denis Villeneuve is directing the long time-coming sci-fi sequel, set 30 years after the original film. Ryan Gosling stars as a new LAPD officer who needs to find Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard.

“Wonder Woman” (June 2)

Gliding by the crazy fact it’s taken until 2017 for one of the most popular characters in comic book history to get her own feature film, this one also looks like it packs the potential to define this whole modern era of DC Comics adaptations (“Justice League,” out Nov. 17, could too). “Wonder Woman” has the promising team of “Monster” director Patty Jenkins at the helm and Gal Gadot wielding the iconic lasso in this World War I-set origin story.

“The Beguiled” (June 23)

Sofia Coppola is making a Western, and not just any

Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel in “The Fate of the Furious.” AP photos

Western – a remake of Clint Eastwood’s 1971 film (itself an adaptation of “A Painted Devil” by Thomas P. Cullinan) about an injured Union soldier in an all-girls Confederate boarding school whose presence causes rifts among the women. Kristen Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Elle Fanning star.

“Dunkirk” (July 21)

Christopher Nolan is perhaps the only filmmaker working on this level whose movies are events in and of themselves. He doesn’t need the stamp of Intellectual Property to make his a must-see (regardless of what you think of “Interstellar”). “Dunkirk” takes us to the beaches of France early in World War II when the Allied forces were surrounded and evacuated. Newcomer Fionn Whitehead leads the cast, which includes Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and even Harry Styles (yes, that Harry Styles).

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (July 21)

Most Americans probably aren’t familiar with the French comic source material Valerian and Laureline, but don’t let that dissuade you from checking out Luc Besson’s (“Lucy,” ‘’The Fifth Element”) wildly ambitious sci-fi epic starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as a pair of space- and time-travelling agents.

“Baby Driver” (Aug. 11)

So Edgar Wright didn’t get to do “Ant-Man.” The maestro behind “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End” has his own action pic up his sleeves, and an

Katherine Waterston in “Alien: Covenant”

original one at that, about a getaway driver (Ansel Elgort), the girl he wants to leave it all behind for (Lily James) and the crime boss (Kevin Spacey) who might destroy it all.

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” (Dec. 15)

At the rate of one new Star Wars film (spinoff or otherwise) a year for the foreseeable future, it’s hard to imagine “The Force Awakens”-level excitement can be sustained, but “Episode VIII” has its own credentials separate from the nostalgia of that galaxy far, far away. Simply: It’s a Rian Johnson film, the mind behind “Looper” and “Brick,” and he’s setting the story for the final two films of the main trilogy (he’s writing Episode IX but ceding directing responsibilities to Colin Trevorrow). There’s also the bittersweet knowledge it’ll feature one of Carrie Fisher’s final performances, fittingly in her most iconic role.


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Breath of FRESH AIR

Your sequel-free, superhero-less guide to 2017 movies By STEPHANIE MERRY The Washington Post

As a new year dawns, we’re greeted with more of the same from Hollywood: superhero movies, sequels, reboots and origin stories. But that’s not all there will be in 2017. There also are a few films that feature no caped crusaders nor lightsaber battles. It’s a little early to definitively predict which titles will be worth watching, but we can hazard a few guesses. Here’s a look at some promising entertainment, conveniently categorized by cinematic tastes.

War movies

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year, what with a stellar cast – Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance – and the thrilling real-life story of how British troops evacuated hundreds of thousands of men from a French beach in 1940. But it’s not the only war movie. It’s not even the only World War II movie. Jessica Chastain stars in “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” about a Polish woman who secretly harbors Jews. For a more modern story, check out “War Machine,” a satire about the war in Afghanistan, starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Michôd, the Australian director behind “Animal Kingdom” and “The Rover.”

Comedies

Comedies didn’t do so well in 2016, but this year has some more promis-

ing titles. Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn play mother and daughter in “Snatched,” a movie about a vacation in Ecuador that goes off the rails. And Scarlett Johansson stars in the dark comedy “Rock That Body,” about a bachelorette party that turns deadly. “Broad City” writer-director Lucia Aniello co-wrote the script and directs.

Kid-appropriate

Pixar seriously is embracing the sequel game. Over the next few years, we’ll be seeing “The Incredibles 2,” “Cars 3” and “Toy Story 4.” But there’s a bit of originality in the mix: This year’s “Coco” follows a 12-year-old Mexican boy who’s increasingly interested in music, even though it’s forbidden in his household. Also family-friendly is “Wonder,” based on the best-selling book about a boy with a facial deformity navigating a new school. Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay star.

Epic action and adventure

Luc Besson is back in “Fifth Element” mode with “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan star as time-traveling government agents. Back on Earth, “Hot Fuzz” writer-director Edgar Wright debuts the suspense thriller “Baby Driver,” about a getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) stuck working on an ill-conceived heist.

Dependable American dramas

Actor-turned-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has a perfect record with

scripts so far. On the heels of “Sicario,” this year’s “Hell or High Water” was one of the sleeper hits of the summer. His directorial debut, “Wind River,” plays this month at Sundance and stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen as a pair investigating a murder on a Native American reservation. Speaking of good track records, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal are quite the duo. The team behind “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker” turns its attention to the Detroit riots of 1967. Their untitled movie stars John Boyega and Will Poulter.

Dependably British historical dramas

Stephen Frears, the director behind “The Queen” and “Philomena,” is reteaming with Judi Dench for “Victoria and Abdul,” the true tale of the friendship between Queen Victoria and her Indian attendant, Abdul Karim (played by Ali Fazal). Director Joe Wright will try to rebound from the panned “Pan” with “Darkest Hour,” a look at Winston Churchill’s (Gary Oldman) strategy during the early days of World War II.

Socially conscious horror

Key and Peele’s Jordan Peele is shifting gears away from comedy with “Get Out,” a pointed horror movie he wrote and directed. In a creepy twist on “Meet the Parents,” Daniel Kaluuya plays a black man whose first meetand-greet with his white girlfriend’s parents takes a dark turn.

The latest from some reliable auteurs

Darren Aronofsky’s new movie,

“Mother,” stars Jennifer Lawrence

and Javier Bardem in a drama about a couple dealing with uninvited outof-town guests. And Alexander Payne unveils “Downsizing,” with a starstudded cast including Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz. The satire follows a man who decides to shrink himself down to 4 inches.

‘Star Wars’-free sci-fi

Matthew McConaughey turned down a part in the surefire blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to play the villain in “The Dark Tower.” The movie was adapted from Stephen King’s series of novels and follows a kid who lands in another world and teams up with a gunslinger played by Idris Elba. Orcs and humans live side by side in “Bright,” David Ayer’s movie about two cops played by Will Smith and Joel Edgerton (under a thick layer of makeup).

Musical history

Hugh Jackman is getting the most buzz for his next Wolverine movie, “Logan,” but he’ll also be starring in “The Greatest Showman,” the musical retelling of the life of P.T. Barnum. He’ll be joined by Michelle Williams and Zac Efron, among others, singing songs written by “La La Land” lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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Idris Elba and Tom Taylor appear in “The Dark Tower.”


HOMES 5 tips to keep your home warm, cozy and protected this winter

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(BPT) - Winter is a harsh and cold season that can be terribly straining on homes, causing costly and inconvenient breakdowns, especially to plumbing and heating systems. Home experts recommend homeowners pay attention to the little things to avoid bigger problems from developing. Taking simple steps, such as having your systems serviced each season, can help safeguard appliances and systems and keep them running at optimal performance. “Unfortunately, appliances and systems often break down when they are needed the most,” says Dave Quandt, vice president of field services American Home Shield, a ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) company and the largest provider of home warranties

in the nation. “In 2015, our contractors and technicians completed more than 350,000 heating-related service calls, and we know the big impact that even small things can have when it comes to protecting your home.” To help protect your home this winter, follow these tips from the pros at American Home Shield: Check, then cook: Planning on baking cookies or making homemade bread for some cold weather comfort? First, check to make sure your oven is not losing heat. If the oven door doesn’t seal properly, it could be losing more than 70 percent of its heat. Inspect the seal for breaks, tears or abnormalities

and look for possible leaks. If you spot a problem, replace the seal; these are available for purchase at most home improvement stores.

Unblock and save: Over time, homeowners often add or rearrange


Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com • Thursday, January 12, 2017 • furniture without thinking about how it affects airflow. Take a walk through your home and make sure there is at least an inch or two’s worth of clearance in front of every air vent. Blocking vents can cost you more money as you are likely to crank up the heat to compensate, which causes your furnace to work even harder. Let your thermostat do the work: Many homeowners assume they know how to use their thermostat, but often there is much more it can do. Some thermostats can actually learn homeowners’ preferences and automatically adjust to save energy. Architect and home lifestyle blogger Ronique Gibson of Stagetecture encourages homeowners to take time to educate themselves on how to properly use their thermostat. Check out more of her tips for homeowners this winter season on her blog, www.Stagetecture. com. Don’t forget your dryer: Tossing towels and blankets in the dryer to warm up on frigid days? Make sure your dryer isn’t clogged first. A clogged dryer exhaust is not only inefficient, it’s also a dangerous fire hazard. In most cases, all it takes to clean it is loosening the clamp to the exhaust and then gently pulling it off the back of the dryer. A vacuum attachment should be able to remove the lint and clear the vent. Trust the pros: During the colder months, your heating system or furnace can run double duty trying to compete with outdoor temperatures, so make sure to have your unit professionally serviced to ensure it is working up to its potential. Also, consider a home warranty plan to help protect against unexpected costs associated with breakdowns and repairs. Visit AHS.com to find the right warranty for your home.

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

A highly successful, multi-faceted organization in McHenry is looking for a Human Resource Manager that will be responsible for providing Human Resource support to approximately 75 office employees. The Human Resource Manager will be responsible for (but not limited to): maintaining and managing employee files, annual reviews, coordinating employee requests & questions, coordinating recruitment, and hiring for staffing, coordinating training, benefits administration, along with any additional duties assigned. Bachelor's Degree in HR or related field. Individual must have strong communication and computer skills (Microsoft and HR management software), must be highly organized, trustworthy with confidential information, professional at all times, and learn existing company culture. A minimum of three years working experience in a human resource role required. This is a highly visible role that requires a positive and professional attitude. Hours are M-F 7:30am to 5:30pm We offer a full benefit package that includes 401k & health insurance. Email resume to: HR@Metalmaster.us

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Join our Banking Team! American Community Bank & Trust

has the following opening in our McHenry County banks. Fast growing, client focused community bank is seeking friendly, flexible people with a positive attitude for this opportunity. Previous banking experience is a plus! Credit and background check required. Excellent salary and benefits.

PERSONAL BANKER

A college degree is preferred, or must have four years of related banking experience with demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate effectively. To apply, please visit

www.amcombank.com/careers American Community Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. General

Manufacturing

LIGHT MANUFACTURING

Protective Apparel Manufacturer is seeking full-time individuals for various assembly positions, including seam sealing, sewing and silk screening. Manufacturing experience a plus but not required. Excellent benefits. Hours Monday through Thursday 7:30am to 4:30pm, Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm. Apply in person, no phone calls please.

Standard Safety Equipment Company 1407 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050

INSIDE SALES REP

Sno Gem, Inc. is a dynamic and fast growing organization centrally located in McHenry, Illinois that sells roofing and sheet metal accessory products throughout the country. This position is for an energetic, aggressive self-starter who is capable of managing heavy inbound/outbound phone contact with existing and prospective clients nationwide. Requirements include excellent organization, computer and phone skills, and the ability to achieve sales goals and quotas. Occasional travel to tradeshows to promote the product offerings is also required. Sno Gem, Inc. provides its sales representatives with all of the tools to succeed, as it is partnered with one of the largest commercial sheet metal and roofing contractors in North America for additional support. The position offers a competitive base salary with commission and unlimited growth potential! Sno Gem Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and offers a full benefit package that includes 401(k) and health Insurance. Serious Inquiries only. For more information, visit our web-site at: www.snogem.com

TOOL & DIE MAKER

has the following openings:

Upper $30/hr plus OT, bench exp. With fine electronic dies, team player, NW Suburbs Fax resumes 815-455-1901 or email: info@gandm.com

Please e-mail your resume to: bill@aaanderson.com www.aaanderson.com Phone: 815-943-5454

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Service Manager ★ Office Manager Truck Driver

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We want an amazing Orthodontic Chairside Assistant! We are looking for a highly-motivated team player with great chairside hand skills, excellent customer service, and experience in the dental field. If you are fun, enthusiastic, and enjoy challenges we want to meet you. This is a full-time position with competitive wages and benefits.

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A.A. Anderson, Inc. in Harvard

ORTHODONTIC CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANT

Duties include assembly of large gaylord boxes. Unloading of our product from bulk trucks and rail cars into boxes. Hooking large hoses onto railcars and silos. Cleaning inside of silos. General maintenance to keep the warehouse clean. Forklift experience is a plus. Hours are 7:00 - 4:00 M-F. Call George 815-337-2349 to set up an interview. Shannon Industrial Corp, Woodstock Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Northwest Herald Classified

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“CLIP N SAVE AD” REAL ESTATE AUCTION

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH 2017 11:00 A.M. SHARP!

LOCATION: 3364 CAVENDISH CT. ROCKFORD, IL. 61109

Nice 3 bdrm ranch located on irregular shaped lot. 1364 sq. ft, vinyl sided w/brick front. 1.5 baths, Dining Room, Living Room, Eat in kitchen. Full unfinished basement. 2 car attached garabe w/ black top drive. Gas furnace, newer gas hot water heater, 100 amp service, central air. Water softener stays with house. Built in Whirlpool dishwasher. OPEN HOUSE TO BE HELD SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH from 1-3 P.M. FOR FURTHER INFO OR PRIVATE SHOWING CALL : Lyle @ 815-988-0249 Terms of sale: Sold in “AS IS” condition. $10,000 (non-refundable) down day of sale by cashiers ck or ck w/bank letter of guarantee. Closing in 30 days or less. Title policy to be furnished at closing. Announcements day of sale prevail over written material. Not responsible for accidents. Sale subject to approval of executor of estate. Owner: Estate of William Congdon

Belvidere, IL 61008 AUCTIONEERS: LYLE LEE IL. State License #440.000200/ WI # 2863-52 & & Bill Perkins, Wi. License #1956-052 & IL. License #441.000964 For Pictures & More Info-Check out our website at: www.leeauctionservice.com

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CRYSTAL LAKE ESTATE SALE Sat & Sun, Jan 14 & 15 9am - 4pm

#'s at 8am Cash & Credit Card Only (CC Over $50, No AMEX) (aka N. Alto Vis)

Great Sale!

Antiques & Vintage, Corner Cabinet, Lawn Tractors, Snow Blower, U.S. Currency, '50s MCM Cabinets and Mosaic Table, Tools, Craftsman Chest, Antique Wagon Wheel - Quilt - Vanity - Pipes School/Farm Bell w/ Yoke - Gentleman's Chest, LCD TVs, County of Cook Illinois Oversized Door Handles, and Lots More. Images & More Info: (Over 300 images online!) Advertise here for a successful garage sale!

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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

ANDERSON BMW

REICHERT CHEVROLET

BULL VALLEY FORD

RAY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM

888/682-4485

815/338-2780

800/407-0223

847/587-3800

360 N. Rte. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

www.andersoncars.com

2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

www.reichertautos.com

www.bullvalleyford.com

815/385-7220

815/385-2000

KNAUZ BMW

407 Skokie Valley Hwy. • Lake Bluff, IL

847/604-5000

www.KnauzBMW.com

MOTOR WERKS BMW Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

800/935-5913

www.motorwerks.com

MOTOR WERKS CERTIFIED OUTLET Late Model Luxury PreOwned Vehicles

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

800/935-5909

www.motorwerks.com

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

888/800-6100

www.clcjd.com

FENZEL MOTOR SALES

206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL

847/683-2424

GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM

TOM PECK FORD

www.gurneedodge.com

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM 5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

888/800-6100

847/683-2424

2525 E. Main Street • St. Charles, IL

630/584-1800

www.zimmermanford.com

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

815/385-2100

www.garylangauto.com

www.garylangauto.com 2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

RAY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM 888/538-4492

www.reichertautos.com

847/587-3800

815/338-2780

GARY LANG CADILLAC

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

815/385-2100

www.garylangauto.com

MOTOR WERKS CADILLAC 200 N. Cook St. • Barrington, IL

800/935-5923

www.motorwerks.com

www.gurneedodge.com

23 N US Highway • Fox Lake, IL

www.sunnysidecompany.com 23 N US Highway • Fox Lake, IL

847/587-3800

www.raychryslerdodgejeepram.com

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM

815/459-4000

www.martin-chevy.com

RAY CHEVROLET

39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL

847/587-3300

www.raychevrolet.com

RAYMOND CHEVROLET 118 Route 173 • Antioch, IL

847/395-3600

www.raymondchevrolet.com

847/202-3900

www.arlingtonkia.com

224/603-8611

BILL JACOBS LAND ROVER HINSDALE 300 East Ogden Ave. • Hinsdale, IL

888/204-0042

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

www.clcjd.com

GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM

1051 W. Higgins • Hoffman Estates, IL

landroverhoffman.com

RAY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM 23 N US Highway • Fox Lake, IL

847/587-3800

www.raychryslerdodgejeepram.com

815/385-2000

busslincolnmchenry.com

www.sunnysidecompany.com

888/471-1219

www.gurneedodge.com

Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL

MOTOR WERKS CERTIFIED OUTLET Late Model Luxury Pre-Owned Vehicles

800/935-5909

PRE-OWNED KNAUZ NORTH

2950 N. Skokie Hwy • North Chicago, IL

847/235-8300

10709 N. Main St. (Route 12) Richmond, IL

847/838-4444

www.steves-auto-sales.com

3340 Oakton St., Skokie, IL

847/869-5700

www.EvanstonSubaru.com

ELGIN TOYOTA 1200 E. Chicago St. Elgin, IL

847/741-2100

www.elgintoyota.com

PAULY TOYOTA

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

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

www.paulytoyota.com

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

888/682-4485

www.andersoncars.com

BILL JACOBS VOLKSWAGEN 2211 Aurora Avenue • Naperville, IL

800/720-7036

www.billjacobs.com

“Home of the $1,995 Specials”

BARRINGTON VOLVO

ANDERSON MAZDA

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

360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

888/682-4485

www.andersoncars.com

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM 5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

888/800-6100

MERCEDES-BENZ OF ST. CHARLES 877/226-5099

7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

815/385-2100

www.garylangauto.com

www.motorwerks.com

225 N. Randall Road • St. Charles, IL

888/800-6100 SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM www.clcjd.com GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP Route 120 • McHenry, IL 815/385-7220 DODGE RAM

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

800/935-5909

888/280-6844

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

MOTOR WERKS PORSCHE

STEVE’S AUTO SALES

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM

GARY LANG SUBARU

EVANSTON SUBARU IN SKOKIE

Golf Rd. (Rt. 58) • Hoffman Estates, IL

BUSS FORD LINCOLN

www.gurneedodge.com

www.libertyvillemitsubishi.com

www.knauznorth.com

www.rosenrosenrosen.com

888/471-1219

847/816-6660

www.motorwerks.com

866/469-0114

7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

1119 S. Milwaukee Ave.• Libertyville, IL

847/604-8100

771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL

www.infinitihoffman.com

LIBERTYVILLE MITSUBISHI

LAND ROVER LAKE BLUFF

866/346-0211

1075 W. Golf Rd. Hoffman Estates, IL

815/385-2100

www.garylangauto.com

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

www.billjacobs.com

www.elginhyundai.com

INFINITI OF HOFFMAN ESTATES

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

www.motorwerks.com

881 E. Chicago St. • Elgin, IL

www.motorwerks.com

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

800/935-5913

www.knauzlandrover.com

MOTOR WERKS INFINITI

GARY LANG MITSUBISHI

RAYMOND KIA

LAND ROVER HOFFMAN ESTATES

ROSEN HYUNDAI

815/385-7220

www.sunnysidecompany.com

847/604-5050

119 Route 173 • Antioch, IL

800/935-5913

888/800-6100

5220 W. Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL

1400 E. Dundee Rd., Palatine, IL

Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

770 Dundee Ave. (Rt. 25) • Dundee, IL

MARTIN CHEVROLET

ARLINGTON KIA IN PALATINE

375 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

www.garylangauto.com

www.piemontechevy.com

www.oharehonda.com

847/888-8222

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM

847/426-2000

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

815/385-7220

GARY LANG CHEVROLET

AL PIEMONTE CHEVROLET

O’HARE HONDA

ELGIN HYUNDAI

www.sunnysidecompany.com

815/385-2100

www.motorwerks.com

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM

815/385-7220

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

800/935-5913

www.raychryslerdodgejeepram.com

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

1107 S Rt. 31 between Crystal Lake and McHenry

MOTOR WERKS HONDA

888/471-1219

REICHERT BUICK

GARY LANG KIA

www.raymondkia.com

Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

PAULY SCION

www.garylangauto.com

GARY LANG GMC

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM

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

815/385-2100

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

www.Knauz-mini.com

ZIMMERMAN FORD

GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM

815/385-2100

www.sunnysidecompany.com

www.TomPeckFord.com

FENZEL MOTOR SALES GARY LANG BUICK

409A Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

13900 Automall Dr. • Huntley, IL

www.clcjd.com

206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

847/669-6060

7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

888/471-1219

800/295-0166

www.bussford.com

800/731-5824

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM

www.raychryslerdodgejeepram.com

BILL JACOBS MINI

1564 W. Ogden Ave. • Naperville, IL

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

BILL JACOBS BMW

www.billjacobs.com

23 N US Highway • Fox Lake, IL

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY www.billjacobs.com CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM KNAUZ MINI

BUSS FORD

1564 W. Ogden Ave. • Naperville, IL

Liz Taylor said, “There is no deodorant like success.” Bridge experts have a good nose for sniffing out the placement of the unseen cards -- as South did in this deal. East opened with a natural, weak four diamonds, South overcalled four hearts, and everyone passed. West led the diamond jack, of course. Declarer probably should have played low from the board, but he covered with the queen. East won with his king and continued with the diamond ace. What happened after that? East’s opening bid made reaching three no-trump fairly difficult! But with that crazy a hand, he had good reason to think that three no-trump would not be his side’s last making contract. South ruffed the second diamond with his heart 10, and West smoothly discarded a club. Declarer was very suspicious. He led the heart seven from his hand and ran it when West played low. After East pitched a diamond, South took his top clubs and ruffed his last club with the heart king. (West threw a spade.) Now declarer ruffed the diamond 10 with his heart eight. West overruffed, but was endplayed. When he tried the spade king, South won with his ace, cashed the spade queen and exited with the heart four. West had to lead from his queenthree into declarer’s ace-nine. That was brilliant play by the best young Italian player, 17-yearold Giovanni Donati. But even he could not have made his contract if West had overruffed at trick two and returned a club or low heart.

1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

www.st-charles.mercedesdealer.com

KNAUZ CONTINENTAL AUTOS

409 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

847/234-1700

www.Knauzcontinentalauto.com

www.clcjd.com

FENZEL MOTOR SALES

206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL

847/683-2424

GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM 7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

888/471-1219

www.gurneedodge.com

RAY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM 23 N US Highway • Fox Lake, IL

847/587-3800

www.raychryslerdodgejeepram.com

847/381-9400


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Kitchen Chairs (6) Light Oak $125/all.

Virgo

815-341-8998

HORSE SADDLE. Can be used for decoration. Call: 815-943-7150 lve. msg.

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CLASSICS WANTED

Virgo, 6 month old male, Orange Tabby & White DSH Too much comfort and I start longing or a change of pace. I always benefit from being a little more open to excitement.

www.helpingpaws.net 815-338-4400

Alby, 3 year old male, Shepherd mix. My mother wasn't a very patient woman. If I complained about being lonely or bored, she'd tell me to go help someone, anyone!

Ice Auger 8” – Like New $200 815-568-7995

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Cav-A-Poo Puppies (Poodle Mix with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) Born 11/12/16, 3M, 3F, red & white, $800/ea. 815-923-2297

Restored or Unrestored Cars & Vintage Motorcycles Domestic / Import Cars: Mercedes, Porsche, Corvette, Ferrari's, Jaguars, Muscle Cars, Mustang & Mopars, $$ Top $$ all makes, Etc.

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

Shepherd

Buying Old & Unusual Toys, Antiques Comics, Records, RR Items, Meadowdale Raceway Memorabilia. 815-351-4387

Lionel & American Flyer Trains 815-353-7668

Rims for an Antique BMW, 13” $20/ea. 847-875-9849

A-1 AUTO

Shepherd, 2 month old. male, Beagle mix Kindness is showing love to someone else. I believe that kindness will be the cure to violence and hatred everywhere in the world.

www.helpingpaws.net 815-338-4400

CAR, TRUCK, SUV

MOST CASH

WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!!

$400 - $2000

“don't wait....call 2day”!!

815-575-5153 ★★★★★★★★★★★

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY M. LUTSCH AKA JEFFREY LUTSCH; LAURIE B. LUTSCH AKA LAURIE LUTSCH AKA LAURIE B. VON WACHENFELDT; LAKESIDE POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 16 CH 246 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the conference room, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 19-10-105-007. Commonly known as 697 Pointe Drive, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014. The improvement on the property consists of a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call The Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg Oliver LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding instructions visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. F16030169 I712128

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY M. LUTSCH AKA JEFFREY LUTSCH; LAURIE B. LUTSCH AKA LAURIE LUTSCH AKA LAURIE B. VON WACHENFELDT; LAKESIDE POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 16 CH 246 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the conference room, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: UNIT 14-2 IN THE LAKESIDE CONDOMINIUM, AS POINTE DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND: LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, A AND B IN THE FINAL PLAT OF SUBDIVISION FOR LAKESIDE POINTE, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS; WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "A-2" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2005R0079660, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, (Published in the Northwest TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED Herald, January 12, 19, 26, PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. 2017) P.I.N. 19-10-105-007. www.HuskieWire.com Commonly known as 697 Pointe Drive, All NIU Sports... All The Time Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014. The improvement on the property consists of a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call The Sales Department at Plaintiff's Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg Oliver LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding instructions visit www.alolawgroup.com 24 hours prior to sale. F16030169 I712128

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Public notice is hereby given that I have filed a Petition for Change of Name and scheduled a hearing on my Petition on February 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., Room 204, in the Circuit Court of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, praying for the Illinois, change of my name from Kelsey Margaret Houlihan to that of Kyle Alexander Houlihan pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statutes on Change of Names. /s/ Kelsey Margaret Houlihan (Published in the Northwest Herald on December 29, 2016, January 5, 12, 2017) 1254839

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS ABC BANK F/K/A AUSTIN BANK OF CHICAGO, Plaintiff, v. DOHENY PROPERTIES, INC.; THOMAS DOHENY; ELIZABETH DOHENY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 16CHOO 1031 Common address: 4035 Roberts Rd

Island Lake, IL 60042 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION ABC Bank f/k/a Austin Bank of Chicago, as mortgagee under mortgage filed with the McHenry County Recorder, Illinois, as Document No. 2003R0162376. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is given you, Doheny Properties, Inc., Thomas Doheny, Elizabeth Doheny, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, defendants in the above-entitled action, that this action has been filed in the Circuit Court of McHenry County by the above-named plaintiff against you and other defendants to foreclose a certain mortgage, conveying the following-described premises: THE EAST 553.3 FEET OF THE NORTH 267 FEET (EXCEPT THE NORTH 102 FEET THEREOF) OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS Commonly known as: 4035 Roberts Rd, Island Lake, IL 60042 PIN: 15-29-200-010 and for other relief A smmnons was duly issued out of the court against you as provided by law and the action is still pending. Unless you, Doheny Properties, Inc., Thomas Doheny, Elizabeth Doheny, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, defendants in the above-captioned action file your answer to the complaint in the action or otherwise make your appearance in the Circuit Court of

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ORDINANCE NO. 2016-05 ORDINANCE LEVYING AND ASSESSI NG TAXES OF THE CRYSTAL LAKE RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS FOR 2016 BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Trustees of the Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District, McHenry County, Illinois, as follows: Section One: That the sum of ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY FIVE DOLLARS AND NO CENTS ($1,722,895.00) assessed and levied from and against all taxable property within the limits of the said Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District as the same is assessed and equalized for State and County purposes for the current year, 2016, and duly published as provided by law and the specific amount hereby levied is set forth under the column entitled "Amount To Be Raised By Tax Levy," as follows: AMOUNTS TO BE RAISED BY TAX LEVY: CORPORATE FUND Corporate Fund Levy $ 1,421,413.00 INSURANCE FUND Insurance Fund Levy $292,482.00 AUDIT FUND Audit Fund Levy $ 9,000.00 LEVY SUMMARY TOTAL CORPORATE FUND $ 1,421.413.00 TOTAL INSURANCE FUND $292.482.00 TOTAL AUDIT FUND $ 9,000.00 GRAND TOTAL $ 1,722.895.00 Section Two: That the Secretary is hereby directed to file a certified copy of this Ordinance with the McHenry County Clerk within the time specified by law. Section Three: If any item or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of remaining portions of the Ordinance. Section Four: That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and (Published in the Northwest after its passage and approval as required by law. Herald, January 12, 19, 26, ADOPTED this 11th day of October, 2016, pursuant to a roll call vote as follows: 2017) AYES: 3 NAYS: 0 ABSENT: 0 PUBLIC NOTICE /s/ Kevin Sarnwick President, Board of Trustees STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District CIRCUIT COURT OF THE ATTEST: 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT /s/ Greg Danielson McHENRY COUNTY Secretary, Board of Trustees Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District NOTICE OF FILING A REQUEST FOR (Published in the Northwest Herald on January 12, 2017) 1257707 NAME CHANGE (ADULT)


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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY the Board of Education of McHenry School District 15, in the counties of McHenry and Lake, State of Illinois, that a Public Hearing will be conducted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm. at Valley View School, 6515 W. Route 120, McHenry, Illinois 60050 regarding permanent transfers of funds from the Transportation Fund to the Operations and Maintenance Fund. /s/ Katherine M Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court Michael Hettermann (Published in the Northwest Herald Secretary on December 29, 2016, January McHenry School District 15 Board of Education 5, 12, 2017) 1254822

PUBLIC NOTICE OFFICIAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS STATE OF ILLINOIS MCHENRY COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS BID #0117.15.01 Public notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the McHenry County Conservation District located at 18410 US Highway 14, Illinois until 11:00 AM. on Monday January 23rd, 2017 for the following: FOR THE DISMANTLING, SALVAGING AND REMOVAL OF A 2-STORY BLOCK AND FRAME BARN, A BLOCK AND FRAME SHED, 2 SILOS, ALL CONCRETE AND A FRAME BARN IN DISREPAIR, ALL LOCATED AT 16602 IL ROUTE 173, HARVARD, ILLINOIS as described in the Contract Documents and detailed in the Contract Specifications. Plans and specifications for the above are available at the Brookdale Administrative Offices, US Highway 14, 18410 Woodstock, Illinois between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; or per email request. There is no charge for these documents. Specifications may be examined at: Brookdale Administrative Offices. To obtain a copy of this bid, contact the Administrative Offices at 815-338-6223. Bids shall be accompanied by bid security in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the total bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment Bond upon award of the Contract in the penal sum of the full amount of the Contract Price as described in the bid package. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after opening of the bids without the consent of the Owner. The Board of Trustees of the McHenry County Conservation District reserves the right to accept any part, or all of any bids, and to reject any and all or parts of any and all bids. Any proposal which contains items not specified or which does not complete all the items scheduled for bid, shall be considered informal and shall/may be rejected on this basis. By: Board of Trustees McHenry County Conservation District PUBLISH DATE: January 12, 2017 (Published in the Northwest Herald on January 12, 13, 14, 2017) 1258107

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Public Notice is hereby given that on January 9, 2016, a certificate (Published in the Northwest Herald was filed in the Office of the County on January 12, 2017) 1257740 Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and Carolyn Ferrante post-office address of all of Misc. Items#144 persons owning, conducting the PUBLIC NOTICE and transacting the business Carolyn Ferrante known as Misc. Items #154 NOTICE The Board of Trustees of the Aspen & Reed Botanicals Jodi Lafleri CRYSTAL LAKE RURAL FIRE Misc. Items #257 PROTECTION DISTRICT did determine and adopt on September located at: 3407 COUNTRYSIDE DR (Published in the Northwest Herald 20th 2016, Ordinance 2016-04 JOHNSBURG, IL 60051 on January 12, 14, 2017) entitled Spiller Pay Ordinance, which contains certain fees and 1258118 Dated January 9, 2016 expenses in the event of a violation. Louis Mizerek Misc. Items #123

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A copy of said Ordinance is now online for one low price. /s/ Mary E. McClellan available and posted for inspection PUBLIC NOTICE Stay connected with Northwest Herald McHenry County Clerk at the Office City of Crystal Lake, facebook.com/nwherald.com 100 W. Woodstock Street, Crystal Twitter: @nwherald NOTICE (Published in the Northwest Herald (Published in the Northwest Herald Lake, Illinois, Fire/Rescue DepartThe Board of Trustees of the January 12, 2017) 1258165 on January 12, 19, 26, 2017) Newspaper subscriptions make great gifts! Conference Room, during ment CRYSTAL LAKE RURAL FIRE Show them you care everyday! 1258066 PROTECTION DISTRICT did deter- regular business hours. Call 815-459-8118 today to send a gift subscription. and adopt on September mine Northwest Herald PUBLIC NOTICE /s/ Greg Danielson 20th 2016, Ordinance 2016-03 Secretary of the Board of Trustees entitled Specialized or Technical Notice of lien sale of the Crystal Lake Rural Fire Rescue Services Ordinance, which Saturday January 21, 2016 Protection District certain fees and expenses contains PUBLIC NOTICE 9:00 AM in the event of a violation. A copy ORDINANCE NO. 2016-02 of said Ordinance is now available (Published in the Northwest Herald FINAL BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS ORDINANCE OF THE CRYSTAL LAKE Richmond Storage and posted for inspection at the on January 12, 2017) 1257743 RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING MAY 1, 2016 AND ENDING APRIL 30, 2017 11317 Burlington Rd. Office City of Crystal Lake, 100 WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District, in the County McHenry and State of Illinois, has caused a Tentative Richmond, IL 60071 W. Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, Budget and Annual Appropriation Ordinance and was adopted as Ordinance #2016-01 on May 10, 2016; and 815-862-1500 Illinois, Fire/Rescue Department WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees have caused to make the same conveniently available for public inspection at the fire station located at 100 W. Conference Room, during regular Woodstock Street,Crystal Lake, Illinois for at least thirty (30) days prior to final action thereon; and Michael Radtke PUBLIC NOTICE business hours. WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees have given public notice by publishing same in a newspaper of general circulation within the District at least thirty (30) Misc. Items #39 days before final action on the Final Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance; and ASSUMED NAME /s/ Greg Danielson WHEREAS, a public hearing was held as to such Budget and Appropriation Ordinance, and the Board having met all other applicable legal Marcey Miller PUBLICATION NOTICE Secretary of the Board of Trustees requirements. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE Crystal Lake Rural FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT: Section 1: That the fiscal year of this Fire Protection District is hereby fixed to begin on May 1, 2016 and to end on April 30, 2017. Section 2: That the following be adopted as the Final Budget and Appropriation Ordinance containing a statement of cash on hand at the beginning of the fiscal year, an estimate of the cash expected to be received during such fiscal year from all sources, an estimate of the expenses contemplated for PUBLIC NOTICE such fiscal year, and a statement of the estimated cash to be on hand at the end of such year; and the following sums of money or as much thereof as Notice is hereby given that Community High School District 155 is accepting sealed bids for: District 155 may be authorized by law is hereby appropriated to defray the necessary expenses and liabilities of the Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District for the 2017 Capital Improvements. Such proposals as herein concerned shall be for the following as fiscal year of said District beginning May 1, 2016 and ending April 30, 2017, for the respective objects and purposes, as set forth namely: described: Estimated Corporate Fund Revenues BID GROUP 1 BID PACKAGES #1 - #8 Estimated Cash Balance - May 1, 2015 1,106,088.00 Bid Package #01 - General Carpentry Real Estate Taxes - McHenry County 1,573,420.00 Bid Package #02 - Painting Illinois Personal Property Replacement Tax 1,000.00 Bid Package #03 - Food Service Equipment Foreign Fire Insurance Tax 9,000.00 Bid Package #04 - Plumbing Interest Earned 3,000.00 Bid Package #05 - HVAC TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT AVAILABLE $2,692,508.00 Bid Package #06 - Electrical Estimated Fund Expenditures and Appropriations Bid Package #07 - Tennis Courts General Corporate Fund Budget & Appropriation Bid Package #08 - Tracks Administrative Expenses 52,600.00 SEALED BIDS will be received by Community High School District 155 at the date and time stated below: PLACE: DUE DATE: Salary Expenses 16,750.00 Community High School District 155 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Fire Equipment & City Contract/Protection 1,613,753.00 1 S. Virginia Rd. Contingent 10,000.00 Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Total Estimated Corporate $1,693,103.00 TIME: 10:00 AM (CST) Insurance Fund (as Date/Time stamped by Community High School Insurance 5,000.00 District 155 Receptionist) City Contract I Protection 286,325.00 Any bid received after the time and date stated above will be returned unopened to Bidder. Bids will be publicly Total Estimated Insurance $291,325.00 opened and read at 10:15 AM (CST) on the bid due date noted. Audit Fund Budget & Appropriation A NON MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting has been scheduled at: Audit & Auditing 9,000.00 Crystal Lake South High School Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Total Estimated Audit $9,000.00 1200 S. McHenry Ave. 3:30 PM (CST) Pension Fund Crystal Lake, IL 60014 The prebid meeting will begin at South HS, then we will go to Central HS, and end at Cary-Grove HS. Pension 0.00 Pre-qualification of all bidders in this bid phase is required prior to the bid due date. Submit one fully executed Total Estimated Pension 0.00 copy of AIA Document A305 “Contractor's Qualification Statement” prior to submitting this bid form via email to TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES ANDAPPROPRIATIONS $ 1 .993.428.00 Josh Warriner at jwarriner@pepperconstruction.com. The foregoing appropriations are appropriated from the above revenue sources including the general property tax for corporate purposes provided by 70 The competency and responsibility of the bidders will be considered in making awards. The successful bidder ILCS 705/14. shall, upon acceptance of his bid, be required to procure and pay for a Performance Bond and Labor and Estimated Cash Balance as of April 30, 2017 $ 699,080.00 Material Payment Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the bid. Bonds shall comply SUMMARY with all laws of the State of Illinois governing public contracts let by governmental units. Bid security in the Cash on Hand at the Beginning of Fiscal Year $1,106,088.00 form of a Bid Bond, certified check or cashier's check made payable to Community High School District 155 in Estimated Cash Expected to Be Received from all sources $1,586,420.00 an amount equal to not less than ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid shall be submitted with the Bid. Bid Estimated Expenditures contemplated for Fiscal Year $1,993,428.00 security is required of all parties submitting a proposal. A fully executed and compliant Bid Security must be Estimated Cash Expected to be on hand end of the Fiscal Year $ 699,080.00 included with the Bid Form. All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS Section 3: That all unexpended balances of any item or items of any general appropriation in this Ordinance be expended in making up any insufficien130/1-12). cy in any other item or items in the same general appropriation and for the same general purpose of any like appropriation made by this Ordinance. The Construction Manager for this project is Pepper Construction Company. All questions concerning this Section 4: That the invalidity of any item or Section of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the whole or any other part hereof. project or those concerning bidding requirements should be directed to: Josh Warriner. Questions must be re- Section 5: That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after passage, approval and publication as provided by law. ceived via email to jwarriner@pepperconstruction.com until 3:00 PM (CST) Friday, January 27, 2017. ADOPTED this 19th day of July, 2016, pursuant to roll call vote as follows: The School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to negotiate contract terms with various Bidders, AYES: 2 and to waive all formalities or irregularities to any bid when such is deemed by the Owner to be in the Owner's NAYS: 0 best interests. ABSENT: 1 Plans and specifications may also be ordered from BHFX at a non-refundable cost. Order by prior reservaAPPROVED this 19th day of July, 2016. tion (allow 2-4 hours for printing) from BHFX LLC (Main Location - Arlington Hts. phone: 847-593-3161; fax: /s/ Kevin Sarnwick 847-593-3079) after 3:00 PM (CST) on Thursday, January 12, 2017. (Distribution Locations) 80 West President, Board of Trustee's Seegers Rd., Arlington Hts., IL; 19 South Wabash., Chicago, IL 312-782-2226; 19 North Union St., Elgin, Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District IL 847-742-2876; 14100 Lambs Ln., Libertyville, IL 847-816-6022; 4527 Prime Parkway, McHenry, IL (SEAL) 815-344-0360; 1404 21st Street., Rockford, IL 815-397-8800; 30W250 Butterfield Rd., Warrenville, IL ATTEST: 630-393-0777; 1270 Kyle Ct., Wauconda, IL 847-416-1366. This invitation is issued in the name of Community High School District 155 /s/Robert H Graham Treasurer 7-9-16 (Published in the Northwest Herald on January 12, 2017) 1258148 (Published in the Northwest Herald on January 12, 2017) 1257621

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