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Lakewood Village Board votes to keep video gambling ban Turnberry Country Club management requested village reconsider gaming

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LAKEWOOD – The village will remain free of video gambling machines after the Village Board rejected an ordinance to overturn its ban. Board members voted Tuesday evening, 3-0 with two abstentions, against ending the last remaining ban still in force in McHenry County. About 50 people attended the meeting, with speakers during public comment overwhelmingly opposed to allowing the machines within village limits. The request to overturn the ban was made late last year by the new management of Turnberry Country Club, where the village meeting was held. Constituent opposition to the idea prompted the opposing votes from Trustees Paul Serwatka, Gene Furey and Bev Thomas. With Furey seconding, Serwatka successfully forced a vote against an attempt to table the ordinance so Turnberry, which at 9600 Turnberry Trail is in a residential area, could speak to residents and club members. Serwatka said that although he supports smaller government and less regulation of commerce, he voted for what his constituents wanted and said Turnberry’s location makes it a unique case. Both Serwatka and Furey said they received numerous calls and emails from residents opposed to allowing video gambling. “We’re not talking about a cafe in a strip mall – we’re

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The Lakewood Village Board voted Tuesday evening, 3-0 with two abstentions, against overturning the village’s ban on video gambling. Voting no were Paul Serwatka, Gene Furey and Bev Thomas. Trustees Jeff Iden and Jason McMahon abstained.

“We’re not talking about a cafe in a strip mall – we’re talking about the heart of a residential community, and the people are very, very set against it.”

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Paul Serwatka, Lakewood Village trustee talking about the heart of a residential community, and the people are very, very set against it,” Serwatka said. Lakewood was one of six local governments that banned video gambling under an opt-out in the 2009 state law that legalized it to finance a $31 billion capital plan, but five of them have since changed their minds and overturned their prohibitions after bar and restaurant owners complained that the bans put them at a competitive disadvantage. Establishments that serve alcohol, truck stops and fraternal and veterans organizations can have up to five of the machines under state law. The state gets 30 percent of the proceeds, 5 percent of which goes back to local governments. The remaining 70 percent is split between the business and the company that operates the machines. Turnberry and three of the four other businesses holding village liquor licenses would have been eligible for gaming permits had the ban been overturned, according to village records. Besides public outcry, Furey said video gambling would not be a good fit for the village’s character. As a former village treasurer, he added that the


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small amount of revenue the machines would generate for village government would not justify lifting the ban. “I don’t think it really contributes anything at all to the village,” Furey said. Village President Erin Smith, who lives in Turnberry, opposed lifting the ban, but she was one of several who favored tabling the matter to a later date. She did not vote, but said she would have voted no to break a tie. Unlike other governments that lifted their bans at the request of multiple business owners, only Turnberry requested it, Smith said. Both the owners of Lou Malnati’s and the Lakewood Commons behind it said they have no interest in video gambling, Smith said. “There were no other businesses asking us for a video gambling ordinance,” Smith said. Another concern the Village Board had was that during the winter months in which the golf course is closed, the country club essentially would become a video gambling parlor. The proposed ordinance scuttled Tuesday explicitly prohibited such parlors, which are legal in some other local municipalities.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his budget address Wednesday to a joint session of the General Assembly at the Capitol in Springfield.

CALLING FOR SIGNIFICANT REFORM Gov. Rauner encourages ‘grand bargain’ as budget stalemate nears two years

By KEVIN P. CRAVER Gov. Bruce Rauner used his annual budget address Wednesday to encourage state lawmakers to reach a “grand bargain” budget deal, but said reforms that would accompany proposed tax increases need to be significant before he would sign it. Rauner thanked the Senate for continuing to work on a budget deal that would end an almost 2-year-old budget stalemate. The Republican governor has stayed out of the process so as “not to disrupt the momentum.” “First and foremost, the final result must be a good deal for taxpayers and job creators – a grand bargain that fully balances the budget once and for all, and really moves the needle when it comes to job creation,” Rauner said. However, he told lawmakers near the end of his 40-minute address that some of the reforms being kicked around in exchange for

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massive tax increases are not adequate. Rauner said a permanent statewide property tax freeze like one that passed the House in the final days of session last month, not the temporary two-year freeze now being considered, is needed. Studies place Illinois’ property tax burden at the highest or second-highest of all 50 states. “The current Senate proposal calls for a permanent increase in the income tax rate, but offers only a temporary property tax freeze in exchange. That’s just not fair to hardworking taxpayers across the state of Illinois,” Rauner said. Rauner also said that although he is open to expanding the state sales tax to some services, similar to neighboring states, he opposes the current Senate proposal to raise taxes on food and drugs. “We cannot raise taxes on people’s groceries and medicine, just as we cannot tax people’s retirement incomes. We can find

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News sent to your phone HUNTLEY – Huntley has bought the former Catty Corp. property as part of the village’s effort to revitalize the downtown area. The village closed on the property, which sits near the railroad tracks south of Main Street, on Feb. 9 for about $425,000, Huntley Village Manager Dave Johnson said. More than $5 million in overall improvements to Huntley’s downtown square were finished in 2016, including streetscape improvements, renovation of the square and the facade improvement program. “To have the building sitting right in the middle of the improvements we’ve been making is not an ideal situation,” Johnson said. At the next Committee of the Whole meeting, village trustees will discuss transferring about $150,000 from the capital projects fund to the downtown tax increment financing fund to use to maintain the site and begin preparation work for redevelopment of the proper-

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The village of Huntley has bought the former H.D. Catty Corp. building, which was occupied by the flexible packaging company from about 1945 to 2006. ty, according to village documents. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at Huntley Village Hall, 10987 Main St. Improvements would include removing a metal pole barn, boarding up windows and other access points to secure the main building, cleaning up

garbage at the property and conducting groundwater sampling to accommodate a request for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, according to village documents. Nancy Bacheller of the Huntley Area Public Library Local History Depart-

ment said the building, 11117 S. Church St., dates to before 1900. Businesses that have occupied it include Hezel’s Creamery, Cornell Brothers’ Milk Factory, Jelke Milk Co., Huntley Brewing Co., William Fencil Gasket Co. and H.D. Catty Corp., which was there from about 1945 to 2006 before moving to Harvard, Bacheller said. Although it has a long history in the village, the building does not have any historic designations, Johnson said. “The character of the building and its spot is an anchor downtown, and to the extent it can be saved – that’s something the village will consider moving forward,” Johnson said. While no future use has been determined, he said the village hopes to find a partner to redevelop the site. The 3-acre property has potential for multiple uses from commercial to residential, he said.

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Ndaba Mandela (right) reacts as Crystal Lake South junior Symon Pallasigue (center) busts a move Wednesday as he demonstrates the celebratory dance done by players of the 2010 South Africa soccer team. Mandela, a global speaker and human rights activist, was in Crystal Lake to share with students the story of the lessons he learned from his grandfather Nelson Mandela, who raised Ndaba Mandela after Nelson was released from prison.

Nelson Mandela’s grandson speaks to District 155 students By HANNAH PROKOP CRYSTAL LAKE – Whether Nelson Mandela was talking to famous people from around the world or people who cleaned his home, he would treat each person the same way, his grandson, Ndaba Mandela, said to an auditorium full of students at Crystal Lake Central High School. Aside from being the first democratically elected South African president after years of oppression in his country, Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who

was passionate about education and creating opportunities for citizens, his grandson said. “Do not judge a book by its cover,” Ndaba Mandela said. “But understand that each of us have the potential to do great things, regardless of the background that you come from.” On Wednesday, Ndaba Mandela visited Crystal Lake South and Crystal Lake Central high schools to speak with Community High School District 155 freshmen and sophomores enrolled in world studies, as well as groups of National Honor Society members and international studies teachers.

He shared his story of growing up with Nelson Mandela, the mission of his organization – Africa Rising Foundation – and Mandela Day. In 1982, Ndaba Mandela was born in a ghetto outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, during a time when apartheid segregated the country, he said. He met his grandfather for the first time when he was about 8 years old and Nelson Mandela was in jail. Ndaba Mandela later went to live with his grandfather so his parents could leave to receive an education.

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even scared of that dream – otherwise you’re not dreaming big enough.” The message is something that stuck with Crystal Lake Central junior Maria Martin. “It’s always inspiring to hear about how no dream is too big,” Martin said. “Just kind of remembering to pursue what you’re interested in.” Crystal Lake Central junior Bazif Bala made an introductory video that was shown before Ndaba spoke to give the history on him and his grandfather. Bala said he has been interested in Nelson Mandela since his freshman year, when he wrote a paper on why Nelson Mandela was his hero for overcoming adversity. “I think the best thing that I learned from [Ndaba Mandela] is we don’t have to live in Africa to make a change,” Bala said. “He talked so much about how we can, right here in America, end the stigma.”

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It was 2001 when Ndaba Mandela traveled to the U.S. for the first time. While in line for a ride at Walt Disney World, someone asked him how big the lions are in South Africa. Later, when he traveled to London, people would ask Ndaba Mandela if South Africa is dangerous. “I realized that people from outside the continent have very limited knowledge of Africa, and the main knowledge they have is Africa is a place of war, poverty, disease,” Ndaba Mandela said. “Yes, those things exist in Africa, but that’s not all there is to Africa.” Amazing hospitality, beautiful islands and growing economics are all aspects of Africa, Ndaba Mandela said. To help contribute to the development of the continent, Ndaba started the Africa Rising Foundation and held the first Mandela Day in 2009. The foundation is dedicated to promoting a positive image of Africa around the world, and increasing growth in education, employment and international corporate alliances for profit and partnership. Mandela Day first was hosted July 18, 2009, in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The goal of the day is to encourage people to do community service to honor his grandfather, who would have turned 100 years old in


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CRYSTAL LAKE – Alcohol was a contributing factor in a two-vehicle crash that killed two Crystal Lake men Saturday, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office, the Crystal Lake Police Department and the Crystal Lake Fire Department responded at 7:35 p.m. Saturday to Walkup Road in unincorporated Nunda Township for a reported crash. A 2016 Toyota Tacoma, driven by a 28-year-old man, and a 2010 Buick Lacrosse, driven by a 68-year-old man, collided in the southbound lane of traffic on Walkup Road, deputies said. The 68-year-old man was pronounced dead after the crash, and the 28-yearold man died later. The two were the sole occupants of their vehicles. On Wednesday, the McHenry County Coroner’s Office identified the 68-year-old man as Lawrence T. Madigan. An autopsy conducted Monday revealed he died from blunt force injuries to the chest and head, according

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Former Lake County coroner ISLAND LAKE indicted on perjury charges Man gets probation By HANNAH PROKOP

to appear on the ballot for an election, Towne said. At the bottom of each petition page, the person who is circulating the petitions is required to sign, A former Lake County coroner who was a central figure in the case involving disgraced Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz was indicted on five counts of perjury Wednesday. Thomas Rudd was indicted on the charges after a one-year investigation from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Professional Standards, according to a news release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. “Each of the five counts alleged that the defendant made knowing false statements on general election petitions for the Democratic primary that was filed in 2015,” said Special Prosecutor Brian Towne of the Illinois Appellate Prosecutor’s Office. Candidates for elected offices are required to collect a certain number of signatures

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An independent prosecutor took the case instead of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office to avoid potential conflicts of interest, Rose said. Rudd’s charges, all Class 3 felonies, could result in up to five years in prison, Towne said. A $150,000 arrest warrant was issued for Rudd, and Rose said his attorney has agreed to surrender him Thursday morning at bond court. Authorities leading the investigation into the death of Gliniewicz, which was determined to be a suicide, condemned Rudd after he released to the media what they said was sensitive information involving the case. Rudd had told the Northwest Herald he was leaning toward homicide as the manner of Gliniewicz’s death, but he said he could not make an official determination until he received more information from investigators.


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Prosecutors: 31-year-old stole guns, cash from home, broke into Clasen’s Tavern By JORDYN REILAND WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug and burglary charges. Harold T. Caley, 31, pleaded guilty last Friday to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class X felony; residential burglary, a Class 2 felony; and burglary, a Class 2 felony. In exchange for pleading guilty, Caley was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the drug and residential burglary charge and seven years in prison on the burglary charge. The sentences will be served concurrently, and he will be required to pay restitution. McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer accepted the plea agreement.

Caley was arrested in July after police searched his hotel room at the Quality Inn in Woodstock and found more than 100 grams of cocaine, methamphetamine, cannabis and more than 1,000 prescription pills. Caley admitted to officers he had been selling drugs, prosecutors said. Caley also was charged for committing two burglaries. In July, prosecutors said Caley broke into a home on Hickory Drive in Crystal Lake and took several thousand dollars and firearms. In August, Caley unlawfully entered Clasen’s Tavern in Union, damaged property and took money. His codefendant in the Union burglary, Andrew C. Hintt of Woodstock, will appear in court Thursday.


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Born: August 3, 1927; in Chicago, IL Died: February 12, 2017; in McHenry. IL Rose A. Boro, age 89, of McHenry, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born August 3, 1927, the daughter of Louis and Katherine (Stus) Rudnick. Rose loved art and painting. She really enjoyed nature. Her Catholic faith was a very important part of her life and her family takes comfort knowing she is once again reunited with her creator. She is survived by her children, Linda (Peter) Kreutzfeldt of Michigan and Dan (Nancy) Boro of McHenry; grandchildren, Kirstin (Drew) Avery of Nevada, Brie Kreutzfeldt of Maryland, Dan (Torey) Boro of McHenry, Sara Boro of Kansas and Nate Boro of Colorado; great-grandchildren, Duke Avery, Ryen Avery and Ben Boro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Boro; daughter, Laura Walkes; and brother, Louis Rudnick. Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 3:00pm on Sunday, February 20, 2017 at Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 West Bull Valley Road, McHenry with Mass beginning at 3:00pm. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rose’s name to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. Arrangements were made by Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory. For information call 815-385-0063 or log on at

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Born: December 16, 1942; in Chicago, IL Died: February 9, 2017; in Woodstock, IL Kay Elaine Furst, age 74, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Woodstock. She was born on December 16, 1942 in Chicago, the daughter of Leon and Helen (Smallwood) Tippet. On September 23, 1961, she married Richard F. Furst. Kay is survived by her husband, Richard and their 4 children, Donald (Betty Wilson) Furst, Robert (Kathy) Furst, Bryon (Kimberly) Furst, Mark (Lisa Serdar) Furst; grandchildren, Stephanie Cowden, Samantha Furst, Brandon Furst, Justin Furst, Sarah Furst, Alyssa Furst, Kristyn Furst, Michael Furst; great-grandchildren, Skylar, Hunter, Selena,

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Eleanor “Spike” Bailey Halsall (nee Hargrave), 65, of Lake in the Hills since 1972, died Friday, February 10, 2017. Born October 31, 1951 in Elgin. Eleanor enjoyed making all sorts of crafts as well as scrapbooking. Boy and girl scout leader, soccer coach and choir were just a few of the activities she was involved with that grew from her true foundation, faith and family. An avid traveler, she couldn’t go anywhere without being recognized by a friend. She will be missed by many. Beloved wife of 46 years to Robert; loving mom of Chris (Marie), Jamie (Tom) Martens and Kerry (Michael) Zimmerman; cherished grandma of Jonathan, Isabel, Jade (fiancé LARRY MADIGAN Ryan Vladeson), Jordan, Payton, Justin, Born: March 27, 1948 Karlena, Nicholas, Odin and Jasmine; caring Died: February 11, 2017 daughter of Glenn Hargrave and the late Doris (nee Deering); and kind sister of James Larry Madigan, born March (Helen Howard) Hargrave, Eve (Mark) Schro27, 1948, in Chicago, the son eder, Jay Hargrave and Sami (David Phillips) of Dennis and Josephine (nee Bolton. DeSmedt) Madigan, Larry Memorial service Saturday, February 18, passed away on February 11, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 Jeffer2017. son St, Algonquin. Larry was a 1966 graduate Arrangements and cremation by the of Lake Park High School. Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Following high school, he volBartlett. unteered for the United States In lieu of flowers, memorials to the NationNavy where he was stationed al Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, www.npcf. on the USS Tripoli during us, would be appreciated. 630-289-7575 or the Vietnam War. He received an Honorable

Discharge and went on to earn his Associate’s Degree from Elmhurst College. After 29 years employed as a General Manager for Walgreens, Larry retired. After a brief retirement, Larry found his passion in Real Estate, and for the last 14 years he dedicated himself to helping his clients find not only a house, but their home. In addition to his loving wife, Karaline, he is survived by his children, Timothy (Tara) Madigan, Amanda (Jeremy) Lampier, and TJ (Tiffany) Madigan; his grandchildren, Brian, Colton, Abby, Isabelle, and Maylin; his siblings, Laverne, Karen, Terry, and Tom; and his nephews, Jimmy and Jerry. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dennis; and sister, Frances. Friends may visit with Larry’s family on Sunday, February 19, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave (Rte. 176) Crystal Lake. Visiting will continue the following day, Monday, February 20, beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the funeral service beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Cemetery, Palatine. Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to McHenry County Police Charities, Shop with a Cop, P.O. Box 981 Crystal Lake, IL 60039. To leave online condolences please visit or call 815-4593411 for information.


Born: April 7, 1970; in Woodstock, IL Died: January 23, 2017; in Elgin, IL Mark David Nielsen, 46, of Elgin, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 in Elgin. He was born April 7, 1970 in Woodstock to Robert W. Nielsen and Bettie J. (Hegges) Nielsen. A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Lutheran Church of All Saints 5800 State Park Road, Fox Lake, IL 60020. • Continued on page A17

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Born: May 17, 1964; in Elgin, IL Died: February 6, 2017; in Spokane, WA

Donald James Wagman, age 52 passed away suddenly on February 6, 2017 in Spokane, Washington. He was born May 17, 1964 in Elgin to James M. and Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Wagman. Donald was a graduate of Crystal Lake South High School. He was a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Donald enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing, hunting, listening to music and playing the drums. He was an all-around handy-man. Don was a family man that enjoyed traveling with his wife and children. Many road trips were experienced by his family. He served 25 years in the military, enlisted in the Army, achieving the rank of Sergeant 1st Class. He worked as a recruiter. His THOMAS S. SAVAGE overseas assignment was in Germany serving Born: October 29, 1952 with the military police, where he made Died: February 12, 2017 life-long friends and was proud to serve his Thomas S. Savage, 64, of Lake Villa, passed country. Donald married the love of his life, Donna away unexpectedly Sunday, February 12, (Losey) Wagman in Woodstock, Illinois 2017, at Advocate Condell Medical Center, on June 21, 1997. Together they raised 5 Libertyville. children, and relocated numerous times He was born October 29, 1952, in Chicago, throughout their marriage. to the late Chester and Bernice (nee PotonHe is survived by his loving wife, Donna; his iec) Savage. children, Cameron and James Wagman, Alexis Thomas had a 30-year career as an expert Wagman, Renee Hardy and Kelsey Wagman; carpet installer at Coleman Floors in Rolling Meadows. He enjoyed photography of planes, granddaughter, Nova; mother, Elizabeth “Bettrains, and automobiles; was an avid Formula ty” Wagman; brothers, Ken (Tracy) Wagman, David Wagman, Bryan (Wendy) Wagman, 1 racing fan; and loved Garrison Keillor, the Robert (Sarah Lee) Wagman; sisters, Theresa Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Cirque du (Herbert) Hanson (nee Wagman), Elise (Mark) Soleil. Wood (nee Wagman), Bonnie (Edward) Survivors include his siblings, Sharon (Ken McAllen, Linda Gregerson, Carol Wagman; Suckow) Savage of Watertown, WI, Jeannie brother-in-law, Mark Massman ; and many (the late Ronald) Kwak of Lake Villa, Diana aunts and uncles in northern Wisconsin & (Randy) Hillier of Tomball, TX, Michael SavMinnesota, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, age of Lake Villa; nieces and nephews, Peter and cousins. (Kimberly) Kwak, Heather (Miguel Flores) He was preceded in death by his father, Kwak, Daniel (Agnes) Kwak, and David Hillier. In addition to his parents, Thomas was pre- James Morris Wagman; nephew, Robert ceded in death by his sister, Mary O’Donnell. Massman, brothers-in-law, Gary Weber and Tom Gregerson. The visitation will be Friday, February 17, Visitation will be Friday, February 17, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a funeral serservice at 7:00 p.m., at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake vice at 7:30 pm at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 East Terra Cotta Rd., Fox Lake. Interment will be private. Ave (IL Rt. 176), Crystal Lake, Illinois In lieu of flowers, memorials in Thomas’s In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may name may be made to the charity of one’s be made to American Foundation for Suicide choice. Prevention, You may leave online condolences for the


Born: January 18, 1989 Died: February 12, 2017

Tyler William Stewart, 28, of Crystal Lake, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born January 18, 1989 in Mason City, IA to Norman and Tara Stewart. Tyler worked as an electrical apprentice for B & Z Electrical. He had an undeniable passion for his work and loved his coworkers like family. Tyler had an intense passion for living life to the fullest. He made it a point to travel as often as possible, and experience adventures others could only dream of. He enjoyed running marathons, hiking mountains, swimming, biking; anything to keep him active and outdoors. His family and friends were his life and he surrounded himself every day by those he loved. He loved to reminisce about the good times had, and was the absolute best at telling stories. Becoming a husband and father were Tyler’s biggest achievements in life. He would always tell others how their relationships made him a better man, enriched his soul, and fulfilled his dreams. Tyler is survived by his wife, Christina Stewart; his daughter, Hannah Mari and baby-onthe-way; his parents; his grandparents, Marilyn Stewart and Milton “Gramps” Ploghoft; his brothers, Tristan (Brenna) and Nicholas Stewart; his nieces, Eleanor, Penelope, and Chesney; his uncles, Bill (Sue) Stewart, Phil Ploghoft, Ed (Shelley) Cooper, and Milt (Liz) Ploghoft; and his cousins, Jessica and Stephanie Ploghoft, and Tammy Hunter. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, William Stewart and Zella “Gran” Ploghoft. The family will receive guests from 4:00 to 8:00pm with a service to remember Tyler and his carefree spirit at 7:00 pm., Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, Tyler would have loved for donations to be made to For information, please contact Davenport Family Funeral Home, 815-459-3411. Online condolences can be given at

Born: October 2, 1944 Died: February 10, 2017

Richard L. Zimmerman, 72, of Wisconsin, formerly of Huntley passed away early Friday morning, Feb. 10, 2017 at Loyola Hospital in Maywood with his family by his side. He was born Oct. 2, 1944 in Woodstock the son of Norman and Viola (Kolberg) Zimmerman. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. On Oct. 22, 1966, he married Sheila Ule in Huntley. Richard was a family man through and through. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren with all of his heart. Rich and Sheila had recently retired to Lake Arrowhead in Wisconsin, finally getting his dream home on the lake. He enjoyed drinking his morning coffee overlooking the lake, fishing and golfing with his sons and friends, and spending his winters in the Florida sunshine. Rich was always a hardworking man. He started working for the family business, D & Z Transfer, after returning from active duty in the Navy in 1966. He continued for 33 years, eventually becoming President of the company and then moving on to become a Local 150 Operating Engineer. He will be missed everyday by all of those who knew him. Surviving are his wife of 50 yrs., Sheila; children, Scott (Laura), Lance (Linda), Stacy (Thad) Zimmerman Ferrell; grandchildren, Scott Jr., Brittany, and Autumn Marie Zimmerman, Wally, and Hazel Ferrell; brothers and sisters, Jerry (Marilyn), Sandy (Robert) Zanzig, Randy (Lynn), Pam (Gary) Gallaugher; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Memorial Service will be held on Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 at 1 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11008 N. Church St. in Huntley. Inurnment with Military Honors will be in the McHenry Co. Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock. Visitation will be prior to services at the church from 10:00 to 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be directed to the Leukemia Research Foundation, donate The James A. O’Connor Funeral Home in Huntley is assisting the family. Info (847) 669-5111 or visit

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Rosemary Rogan (nee Ford), of Arlington Heights passed away on February 14, 2017. She was born on October 31, 1937 in Chicago, the daughter of Thomas and Rosemary (nee Ingham) Ford. Rosemary married the late Henry A. Rogan Jr in 1956 and was the loving mother of Suzanne Rogan, Patricia (Christopher) Starke, and Henry (Nicole) A. Rogan III; cherished grandmother of Chris, Rachel, Abagail, and Samantha; dear sister of the late Patsy Ford Ryberg; and fond aunt to many. Rosemary was a long time executive administrative assistant, member of the choir at Our Lady of the Wayside Church and lover of animals. Visitation will be Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at Oehler Funeral, 2099 Miner St, Des Plaines. Prayers will be said Friday, February 17 at 8:30 AM at the funeral home and proceed to Our Lady of the Wayside Church for funeral mass at 9:30 AM. Entombment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to JourneyCare Hospice. Funeral info 847-824-5155 or oehlerfuneral


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WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16 WHERE: McHenry Public Library, 809 Front St., McHenry COST & INFO: Presenter Craig Pierce takes you back 120 years to the birth of motion pictures. Discover rare clips of the earliest motion pictures ever made. Learn how inventors such as Edison and the Lumiere brothers established the path leading to today’s blockbusters. For ages 18 and older. Free. Information: 815-385-0036 or



WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16 WHERE: Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood COST & INFO: The film features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. A presentation by Sarah Michehl on the Conservation@Home program follows the screening. Free for county residents, $5 for nonresidents. Information: 815-479-5779 or www.

SOUPER BOWL – Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring on Feb. 5 and, with the help of the youth, raised $1,193.39 for PADS and 504 pounds of food for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Members of the confirmation class pictured include (from left) Naomi Stange, Mitchell Dec, Caroline Dayon, Daniel Sowa and Jack Koenig.

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Student-managed restaurant reopens with beer, wine service at McHenry County College CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College culinary students are busy fine-tuning their recipes for Slàinte, the college’s student-run restaurant. Slàinte will re-open to the public for the spring semester Feb. 16. Restaurant hours are 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through

May 3. Slàinte will offer limited beer and wine service for the first time, with offerings developed with the help of Andy Andresky, formerly of 1776 restaurant. Slàinte will continue the theme of classic comfort food with a modern twist. In celebration of MCC’s 50-year anniversary, several

retro recipes will be offered, such as steak Diane, chicken angelica and a dessert dubbed Strawberry Fields Forever, as well as a rotation of items from the advanced pastry classes. For reservation requests, visit www.mchenry. edu.slainte. For information, visit


formal motions. Free. Information: 815-3567457 or • 3 to 5 p.m. – Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination, Microchip clinic, McHenry County Animal Control & Adoption Center, 100 N. Virginia St., Crystal Lake. For McHenry County residents by the McHenry County Department of Health. Rabies vaccinations are $15 for one year or $30 for three years. Microchip cost is $15. Appointments required. Information: 815-459-6222 or • 4 to 8 p.m. – “The Family Mini Mix Up” Dine and Donate Fundraiser, Culver’s of McHenry, 1101 Adams Drive, McHenry. Culver’s is partnering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for the benefit of a local child living with type 1 diabetes. McHenry-based “Lori’s Legion for JDRF” will serve food to guests and collect donations. Information: 815-759-8910 or • 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Film Lovers Group, Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 W. Paddock St., Crystal Lake. Bring your own dinner for

“Terms of Endearment” (PG; 1983). Free. Information: 815-459-1687. • 6 to 7 p.m. – Yoga for Kids, Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove. For grades 5-8. Presented by Jean Masukevich, certified yoga and special education teacher. Registration required. Free. Information: 847-639-2274, or • 6:30 to 9 p.m. – Introduction to Private Investigation Training class, McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Eight-week class for those interested in investigating fraud, locating lost loved ones or being part of an undercover operation. Through April 13. Cost: $219. Course code: QCJC01003. Information: 815-455-8588 or


• 7:30 to 9 a.m. – Women in McHenry County (WIM3) meeting, The Listening Room at the Dole Mansion, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Claire McCully, business librarian at the Crystal Lake Public Library, will share resources available for the business community. Cost: $17 members, $25 nonmembers. Continental breakfast included. Registration required. Information: www. • 10:30 a.m. – Free Tai Chi class, Senior Services Associates Inc., 110 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. Senior Tai Chi instructor Allison Deputy will demonstrate a series of

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Exelon rivals sue to block billions in subsidies The ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO – Competitors of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday opposing legislation that provides billions of dollars in subsidies to the power giant. The legislation approved in December provides as much as $235 million a year to Exelon to keep unprofitable nuclear plants running in Clinton and the Quad Cities. More than 4 million customers of power-distributing subsidiaries ComEd and Ameren will pay more to finance the plan. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago challenges the law on

constitutional grounds. Crain’s Chicago Business reported that the competitors, including Houston-based Dynegy, allege the subsidies undermine wholesale power markets that are the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “It will profoundly disrupt the FERC-approved energy market auction structure and result in the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars a year of ratepayer funds to Exelon at the expense of other generators that would have been economically viable without discriminatory subsidies,” the lawsuit stated.

Exelon contends the legislation provides it similar mechanisms that have aided renewable energy development for years. “Exelon opposes misguided and parochial efforts to block state lawmakers from taking legitimate steps to protect the environment and promote sound economic policies for their citizens,” Exelon said in a statement Tuesday. Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is slamming the lawsuit, saying the filers want to shackle Illinoisans to higher costs and dangerous fuels of the past. Consumer groups, including the nonprofit BEST Coalition, argue the plants aren’t needed and keeping them




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18K call in to Rep. Peter Roskam’s phone town hall

WHEATON – About 18,000 callers participated in a telephone town hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a suburban Chicago Republican who has been criticized for canceling smaller in-person meetings and declining debates. The Chicago Tribune reported that some callers challenged the six-term congressman for not participating in traditional town halls. Roskam abruptly canceled a smaller meeting with constituents this month to hear concerns about repealing the Affordable Care Act. Protesters have since shown up to his events. The League of Women Voters also has invited him to debates and town halls, which he has declined. Roskam said during Monday’s call that the traditional town hall format isn’t productive and frustrates participants. Republicans elsewhere have encountered angry constituents at town halls, particularly with concerns about repealing former President Barack Obama’s health care law.


Some oppose campus visit of ex-Trump campaign manager

CHICAGO – Some University of Chicago students and faculty are vowing to protest the appearance of a former manager of President Donald Trump’s run for the White House. Corey Lewandowski is scheduled to

open will cost ratepayers more anyway. The plan, to go into effect in June, would cost 3.1 million northern Illinois customers of Exelon’s power-distributing subsidiary, ComEd, an average of 25 cents more a month during the life of the plan. In central and southern Illinois, Ameren’s 1.2 million customers would pay an additional 12 cents or less monthly, the company said. Both companies said the increase could be less because of rate caps that Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has argued repeatedly in favor of saving jobs, insisted on in return for his support, lawmakers said.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (left) and Chief of Detectives Melissa Staples look on as Cmdr. Brendan Deenihan of Area Central Detectives speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Chicago.

participate Wednesday in a seminar presented by the university’s Institute of Politics. The session aims to explore Lewandowski’s time with the Trump campaign, the president’s rise and the future of his presidency. Four groups representing students and faculty delivered a letter Monday to institute director David Axelrod opposing Lewandowski’s appearance. Assistant philosophy professor Anton Ford said the aim of opponents of Lewandowski’s appearance is not to suppress speech but to prevent certain topics and ideas from being normalized. Axelrod, an adviser to former President Barack Obama, said he understands the opposition’s viewpoint. However, he said an institute that promotes democracy can’t and won’t shut off discussion and debate.


Jesse White backs school bus seat belt mandate

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois secretary of state is backing a measure that would require seat belts on school buses. Jesse White announced his support for the proposal Tuesday. It would mandate all public school buses come equipped with three-point seat belts like those found in cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said three-point belts protect passengers better than lap belts by spreading sudden body movement caused by a crash over the chest, waist and shoulders. The administration endorsed seat belts on school buses in 2015. Six other states have passed laws requiring them. Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie is sponsoring the measure. He said it’s time to make sure children are just as safe on school buses as they are in a parent’s car.

Video captured shooting that killed Chicago toddler

CHICAGO – Police are examining dramatic video that captured a shooting that killed a toddler and a man authorities said was the intended target. The video, streamed live on Facebook, was taken from inside a car driven by a young woman who was wounded in the shooting. The man and 2-year-old Lavontay White also were in the car. The woman and man can be seen listening to rap music before more than a dozen shots ring out. Screaming is heard as the footage becomes jumbled but shows the woman exiting the car and running toward a house. The video goes to black, but the audio continues and people can be heard yelling, “Oh my God,” ‘’I can’t breathe,” and “Please, no, no.” Police suspect the 26-year-old man, identified Wednesday by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Lazarec Collins, was the target of a gang hit. The man was Lavontay’s uncle and a documented gang member with an extensive criminal history. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Collins was convicted of felony charges of burglary and armed robbery and was released on parole last June. Police have confirmed the authenticity of the video, and it is part of their investigation, spokesman Frank Giancamilli said. No arrests had been made as of Wednesday. He said the woman, who is pregnant, was shot in the abdomen. Both she and the fetus were expected to survive. Lavontay was among at least three children shot and killed in Chicago in recent days.

– Wire reports




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deeper problems. In recent years, Puzder withdraws from labor secretary nomination construction crews patched WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid on a former housekeeper not authorized to work in the U.S. Fast-food executive Andrew Puzder said in a statement that he was “honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor.” Democrats and their allies rejoiced over Puzder’s withdrawal, saying his corporate background and opposition to such proposals as a big hike in the minimum wage made him an unfit advocate for American workers at the top of an agency charged with enforcing protections.

cracks – including in the area where water burrowed a huge pit last week. If past repairs were not done properly, water could infiltrate and eventually tear through the concrete.

Lawmakers, activists call for release of ‘dreamer’

SEATTLE – Immigration activists and some U.S. lawmakers Wednesday called for the immediate release of a Seattle-area man who was detained last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested him last Friday morning when they went to his father’s house in Seattle to arrest the father. Ramirez, who is Mexican, twice Cracks may offer clues to passed background checks as part California dam’s troubles of President Barack Obama’s DeSix months before rushing water ferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, most recently for a tworipped a huge hole in a channel year renewal issued last May, his that drains a Northern California lawyers said in court documents. reservoir, state inspectors said ICE has said Ramirez admitted the concrete spillway was sound. As officials puzzle through how to to the agents that he was a gang member and was arrested as a repair it, federal regulators have ordered the state to figure out threat to public safety. But his lawwhat went wrong at Oroville Dam. yers insisted Wednesday that he Earlier inspection reports offer has no criminal record, held down potential clues, including cracks a job and is the father of a young on the spillway surface that either child who is a U.S. citizen. could be cosmetic or indicate – Wire reports

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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (from left), Vice President Mike Pence, White House press secretary Sean Spicer and then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, speaks on the phone Jan. 28 with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Trump admin looks to regroup after exits By JONATHAN LEMIRE The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump’s White House is beset by a crush of crises. Divisions, dysfunction and high-profile exits have left the young administration nearly paralyzed and allies wondering how it will reboot. The bold policy moves that marked Trump’s first days in office have slowed to a crawl, a tacit admission that he and his team had not thoroughly prepared an agenda. Nearly a week after the administration’s travel ban was struck down by a federal court, the White House still is struggling to regroup and outline its next move on that signature issue. It’s been six days since Trump – who promised unprecedented levels of immediate action – has announced a major new policy directive or legislative plan. His team is riven by division and plagued by distractions. This week alone, controversy has forced out both his top national security aide and his pick for labor secretary. “Another day in paradise,” Trump quipped Wednesday after his meeting with retailers was interrupted by reporters’ questions about links between his campaign staff and Russian officials. Fellow Republicans have begun voicing their frustration and open anxiety that the Trump White House will derail their high hopes for legislative action. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota demanded Wednesday that the White House “get past the launch stage.”

“There are things we want to get done here, and we want to have a clear-eyed focus on our agenda, and this constant disruption and drumbeat with these questions that keep being raised is a distraction,” Thune said. Sen. John McCain of Arizona blasted the White House’s approach to national security as “dysfunctional,” asking: “Who is in charge? I don’t know of anyone outside of the White House who knows.” Such criticism from allies is rare during what is often viewed as a honeymoon period for a new president. But Trump, an outsider who campaigned almost as much against his party as for it, has only a tiny reservoir of good will to protect him. His administration has made uneven attempts to work closely with lawmakers and its own agencies. Officials have begun trying to change some tactics, and some scenery, with the hope of steadying the ship. The White House announced Wednesday that Trump, who has often mentioned how much he loves adoring crowds and affirmation from his supporters, would hold a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, the first of his term. The event, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, was being “run by the campaign” and it is listed on Trump’s largely dormant 2016 campaign website. No other details were offered. To be sure, pinballing from one crisis to the next is not unprecedented, particularly for a White House still finding its footing. But the disruptions that have swirled around Trump achieved hurricane force early and have not let up.

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Pentagon boss: Increase military spending Defense secretary gives ultimatum to fellow members of NATO By LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press

BRUSSELS – In an ultimatum to America’s allies, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told fellow NATO members Wednesday to increase military spending by year’s end or risk seeing the U.S. curtail its defense support – a stark threat given Europe’s deep unease already over U.S.-Russian relations. Echoing President Donald Trump’s demands for NATO countries to assume greater self-defense responsibility, Mattis said Washington will “mod-

erate its commitment” to the alliance if countries fail to fall in line. He didn’t offer details, but the pressure is sure to be felt, particularly by governments in Europe’s eastern reaches that feel threatened by Russian expansionism. Trump’s Russia policy remains a mystery for many of America’s closest international partners. As a candidate, the Republican president steered clear of criticizing Moscow for its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region and repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he wanted a new era of cooperation between the former Cold War foes. But that possibility grew murkier this week as Trump fired his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, over the retired Army lieutenant general’s communications with Russia before Trump took office. The departure of

Flynn, who also promoted the idea of working with Moscow, has added to speculation about how the U.S.-Russian relationship might evolve. Amid the uncertainty from Washington, the Kremlin may be testing the West’s resolve. A U.S. defense official said this week that Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era nuclear arms control treaty. And violence has sporadically reignited in eastern Ukraine, where the U.S. and its partners say Moscow continues to back a separatist insurgency. “No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defense of Western values,” Mattis told the alliance’s 27 other defense ministers, according to a text of his remarks. “Americans cannot care more for your children’s future security

than you do.” The entire alliance seemed to hang on Mattis’ every word Wednesday. Officials crowded around TVs at the NATO meeting in Brussels to watch the retired general’s initial appearance with Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Defense ministers clustered around Mattis as he entered the meeting room. Citing danger from Russia, Mattis told the closed meeting of ministers they must adopt a plan this year that sets dates for governments to meet a military funding goal of 2 percent of gross domestic product. He called the funding increase a “fair demand” based on the “political reality” in Washington, an apparent reference to Trump’s past criticism of NATO as “obsolete” and his much-touted “’America First” mantra.

Trump charts Mideast course, excluding separate Palestine By VIVIAN SALAMA The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Charting a striking new course for the Middle East, President Donald Trump on Wednesday withheld clear support for an independent Palestine and declared he could endorse a one-nation solution to the long and deep dispute between Palestinians and Israel. The American president, signaling a new era of comity between the U.S. and Israel after rocky relations under President Barack Obama, said he was more interested in an agreement that leads to peace than in any particular path to get there. Standing beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump broke not only with recent U.S. presidents but also distanced the U.S. from the prevailing position of much of the world. While Trump urged Netanyahu to “hold off” on Jewish settlement construction in territory the Palestinians claim for their future state, he offered unwavering support for Israel, a pledge he appeared to substantiate with his vague comments about the shape of any agreement. While it once appeared that a twostate solution was the “easier of the two” options for the Palestinians and Israel, Trump said he’d be open to alternatives. “I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like,” he told reporters. “I can live with either one.” The U.S. has formally backed the two-state solution as official policy since 2002, when President George W.

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President Donald Trump listens as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during their joint news conference Wednesday in the East Room of the White House. Bush said in the White House Rose Garden that his vision was “two states, living side by side in peace and security.” In practice, the U.S. already had embraced the policy informally. President Bill Clinton, who oversaw the Oslo Accords in the 1990s that were envisioned as a steppingstone to Palestinian statehood, said before leaving office that resolution to the conflict required a viable Palestinian state. Separately on Wednesday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called on Netanyahu to end settlement building and expressed “willingness to resume a credible peace process.” Also on

Wednesday, CIA chief Mike Pompeo secretly held talks in the West Bank with Abbas, the first high-level meeting between the Palestinian leader and a Trump administration official, senior Palestinian officials said. The White House wouldn’t comment on the meeting All serious peace negotiations in recent decades have assumed the emergence of an independent Palestine. The alternatives appear to offer dimmer prospects for peace, given Palestinian demands for statehood. Dozens of countries, including the U.S., reaffirmed their support for a two-state accord at an international

conference in Paris last month, before Trump’s inauguration. In Cairo on Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “There is no Plan B to the situation between Palestinians and Israelis but a two-state solution. ... Everything must be done to preserve that possibility.” At one point Wednesday, Trump noted the need for compromise in achieving any Mideast peace. Netanyahu interjected: “Both sides.” On terrorism and other matters, there appeared little daylight between the leaders. Echoing language used by Trump over a need to combat “radical Islamic extremism,” Netanyahu said that for peace to be sustainable, two “prerequisites” must be met: “Recognition of the Jewish state and Israel’s security needs west of the Jordan” River. While a two-state solution would involve Israel ceding occupied territory that is strategically and religiously significant, many in the country believe a single binational state would be even more difficult to maintain. It would mean granting millions of Palestinians citizenship and voting rights, threatening Israel’s Jewish majority and its Jewish character. Trump’s campaign platform made no mention of a Palestinian state, and his inner circle included allies of the West Bank settler movement. A delegation of settlement leaders was invited to Trump’s inauguration. But after weeks of dancing around the issue of expanded Israeli settlement construction, Trump asked Netanyahu to “hold back on settlements for a bit.”


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Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children after a shooting Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where Adam Lanza fatally shot 27 people, including 20 children. The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to buy a firearm. er’s guns in the attack. The Obama administration rule required the Social Security Administration to send in the names of beneficiaries with mental impairments who also have a third party manage their benefits. But lawmakers, with the backing of

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WASHINGTON – Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obamaera rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. On a vote of 57-43, the Senate backed the resolution, just one of several early steps by the Republican-led Congress to undo regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama. The House had passed the measure earlier this year. The White House has signaled Trump will sign the legislation. The Obama rule would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm. It was crafted as part of Obama’s efforts to strengthen the federal background check system in the wake of the 2012 massacre of 20 young students and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old man with a variety of impairments, including Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, shot and killed his mother at their home, then went to school where he killed the students, adults and himself. He used his moth-

House, the GOP has moved aggressively on several fronts to rescind some of the Obama administration’s final regulations on the environment, financial reporting and now guns. Under an expedited process established through the Congressional Review Act, a regulation is made invalid when a simple majority of both chambers pass a joint resolution of disapproval and the president signs it. The House also voted to repeal three Labor Department regulations Wednesday, including a rule that established when states could require drug testing for certain laid-off workers seeking unemployment insurance. Critics seeking the repeal said the department crafted the regulation so narrowly that it undermined congressional intent to give states more leeway to use drug testing in their unemployment insurance programs. On the gun rule, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, spearheaded the repeal effort, saying the regulation unfairly stigmatizes the disabled and infringes on their constitutional right to bear arms. He said that the mental disorders covered through the regulation are filled with “vague characteristics that do not fit into the federal mentally defective standard” prohibiting someone from buying or owning a gun.


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Voter apathy threatens democracy One good thing that has come from President Donald Trump’s persistent false claims about widespread voter fraud in America is the bipartisan rebuke from state elections officials across the country. The real electoral problem in this nation isn’t voter fraud, but poor voter participation, a trend that threatens our democracy. In New York, the state where both major party candidates in the presidential race resided, a little more than 57 percent of eligible voters cast ballots Nov. 8. Some states had significantly better turnout – states that make it easier to register and vote. For example, in New Hampshire, 69.1 percent of those eligible voted. In Minnesota, it was 74.8 percent, the highest state turnout for the presidential election of 2016, according to the University of Florida’s United States Elections Project. Many reasons may explain why Minnesotans turn out in larger numbers, but two key differences between its voting laws and New York’s were undoubtedly major factors. Minnesota allows both registration at the polls on Election Day and permits voting early by mail. New York allows absentee balloting by mail, but only if you state a specific excuse, such as being physically unable to go to the polls on Election Day because of poor health or out-of-town travel. New York’s multiple primaries and local elections schedule is another factor. They’re confusing and diminish public participation. Last year, depending on where you lived, you could have gone to the polls six different times. Among those proposing sensible changes to remove many of the hurdles that discourage voting are state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and legislators from both major political parties. The suggestions include: consolidating national and state primaries into one day; establishing an automatic registration system; allowing registration on Election Day; later deadlines for switching party enrollment before a primary; an early voting system with “no excuse” absentee balloting; and using apps and better web software to expedite and simplify registration. Republicans who control the state Senate, however, have balked at making voting easier, worried, it seems, that it will bring out more minorities, who historically have supported Democrat candidates. That’s no excuse. Encouraging greater participation in elections is the democratic thing to do – the one with a small “d,” in which we all have a stake. – Albany Times-Union




Where does NSA go from here? The resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser offers President Donald Trump an opportunity to right what has been a dysfunctional policymaking apparatus. Having previously been dismissed from a post at the Defense Intelligence Agency for erratic management, Flynn failed to prepare Trump for conversations with foreign leaders, inadequately vetted executive orders and staffed key positions with military cronies even before he lied to the media and vice president about the content of his conversations with the Russian ambassador. His self-destruction in a post that demands the steadiest of hands was widely anticipated; the only surprise was that it took just 24 days. It’s not unusual for an incoming national security adviser to speak with foreign ambassadors, and it’s not entirely clear that what Flynn said to Russian envoy Sergey Kislyak in late December was improper. But Flynn clearly misled The Post, Vice President Mike Pence and other senior officials when he said he did not discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia with Kislyak. He did so in the context of as-yet-unresolved questions about Russia’s interference in the presidential election and

other possible contacts between the regime of Vladimir Putin and the Trump campaign. The affair underlines the urgency of an impartial investigation into those matters by the Justice Department, Congress or an independent commission and the full disclosure of the results to the public. The White House’s handling of Flynn’s deception also raises concerns. According to The Post, the acting attorney general told the White House counsel late last month about Flynn’s false statements and warned they could expose him to Russian blackmail. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump was informed “immediately” afterward, but the White House did not correct the false public statements about the Flynn-Kislyak call, and Trump told reporters last Friday that he was unaware of the issue. At a minimum, the episode further undermines the credibility of an administration that has repeatedly disseminated untruths. Trump could begin to undo the damage by appointing a new national security adviser prepared for the job’s most essential work, which is serving as an honest broker in internal debates over questions of war, foreign policy and intelligence. The National

Security Council chief should ensure that the unschooled Trump is fully briefed for encounters with foreign leaders and that policy steps – whether a response to a North Korean missile launch or a new strategy for fighting the Islamic State – are fully studied and discussed in an orderly way before a presidential decision is made. The past two weeks have seen some welcome corrections by Trump to what looked like potentially rash departures from previous U.S. policies. He calmed Asian leaders by accepting the one-China principle and strongly backing the U.S. alliance with Japan, and he retreated from suggestions that the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be swiftly relocated to Jerusalem. His U.N. envoy affirmed that sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Crimea would remain in place. However, Trump still has some fixes to make – above all in U.S. relations with NATO allies, where signals from Cabinet secretaries and the White House have been conflicting, and in his dangerously appeasing stance toward Putin. A competent national security operation may not correct the president’s mistaken convictions, but it should, at least, provide him with better intelligence and options.

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sought to learn whether the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on the hacking or other efforts to influence the election. The officials interviewed in recent weeks said that, so far, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation. “It is not unusual for American businessmen to come in contact with foreign intelligence officials, sometimes unwittingly, in countries like Russia and Ukraine, where the spy services are deeply embedded in society. “It is also unclear whether the conversations had anything to do with Mr. Trump himself.” From CNN: “Officials emphasized that communications between campaign staff and representatives of foreign governments are not unusual. “Investigators have not reached a judgment on the intent of those conversations. “These officials cautioned the Russians could have been exaggerating their access. “The communications were gathered as part of routine U.S. intelligence collection and not because people close to Trump were being targeted.”

The bottom line is there is no proof the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the presidential election. Absent such proof, the significance of communication between the campaign and Russian intelligence officials is unclear. It is worth remembering that just a few weeks ago, Times public editor Liz Spayd wrote that the newspaper should have been more aggressive in its reporting on Trump and Russia before the election. She wrote: “The idea that you only publish once every piece of information is in and fully vetted is a false construct. “If you know the FBI is investigating, say, a presidential candidate, using significant resources and with explosive consequences, that should be enough to write. Not a ‘gotcha’ story that asserts unsubstantiated facts. But a piece that describes the nature of the investigations, the unexplained but damning leads, with emphasis on what is known and what isn’t.” The Times appears to have taken Spayd’s critique to heart.

• Callum Borchers covers the intersection of politics and media for the Washington Post.

IT’S YOUR WRITE Dzemske is the clear choice

To the Editor: On Feb. 28, Nunda residents will have the opportunity to elect their assessor. Ask yourself, who do you want at the helm in the Nunda Township assessor’s office? Someone with absolutely NO experience or background assessing property or someone with nearly 30 years experience assessing property in Nunda Township. Mark Dzemske has the experience and knowledge necessary to do the job right. Mark started part time 30 years ago in the Nunda Township assessor’s office and has worked his way up to chief deputy assessor. Most recently, Mark was appointed assessor with a unanimous vote by the Nunda Township board to fill a vacancy created when the assessor retired in May 2016. Mark also has the most advanced assessor certification available, ”MASTER,” from the Illinois Property Assessment Institute. Experience counts when choosing your assessor. The choice is clear, vote Feb. 28 to elect Mark Dzemske Nunda Township assessor. Dennis Jagla

Retired Nunda Township assessor

Vote Gasser for Nunda

To the Editor: I must sound off after the letter to the editor on Jan. 23 about Algonquin’s Bob Miller’s excellent example. Illinois has a king, Speaker Mike Madigan. Speaker Madigan has held the speakership for 32 years. Algonquin Road District has been held by the Miller family dynasty for three generations (term limits please). Miller, his wife and other family members are on the taxpayer payroll receiving hundreds of thousands of tax dollars a year in salary and benefits at taxpayer expense. Maybe they should change the name to Miller Township. A golden opportunity to end this will be the Feb. 28 primary. Vote to end this mess. Vote Andrew Gasser for Algonquin Township road commissioner. And, please, Mike, for the sake of the Nunda Township taxpayer, don’t look to the north for advice. You might end up getting sued for over-levying the taxpayer.

Bill Cunningham

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Vetting immigrants is key

To the Editor: It is tiring reading about people being

HOW TO SOUND OFF We welcome original letters on public issues. Letters must include the author’s full name, home address and day and evening telephone numbers. We limit letters to 250 words and one published letter every 30 days. Election-related letters are limited to 150 words. The deadline for submitting election-related letters is March 24. All

upset about the vetting process of immigration to our United States of America. Bill Clinton, in 1995, said, “be very strict on who we allow into this country.” Jimmy Carter, in the mid-’70s, banned a country from the Mideast. No outcry from the Democrats. President Trump, in 2017, imposed temporary restrictions. Protesters paid and unpaid out in full. Read the history of Ellis Island, New York, the “gateway to America.” Since 1808, it has been owned and operated by the U.S. federal government. Twelve million immigrants passed through it from 1892-1954. Once one had left the ship and arrived on the island, they were subject to processing, including a medical inspection. Anyone with disease, eye problems, signs of impediment, etc., was

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rejected. Interrogation; it was important the new arrivals were skilled to support themselves and have money ($600, 2015 inflated) and a job. The unskilled were “likely to become a public charge.” The processing took three to seven hours. If rejected, they were sent home. The Immigration Quota Act of 1921 slowed down the process. Overseas, embassies took on the process. There was no public aid, no food stamps, no government entitlements. And still they came to be vetted. They have made America the great nation that it is/WAS. Why are the Washington bureaucrats trying to ruin our country? Dorothy A. Wenzel Cary

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There’s very little good news for President Donald Trump these days. His White House is dealing with not one but two explosive reports that his aides and associates were in contact with Russian intelligence officials during the campaign. But there is one bright spot for Trump: Both of the stories use zero on-the-record sources to back up their claims. CNN, which produced one of the reports, cited “multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials.” The New York Times, which published the other, was a bit more specific: “four current and former American officials.” Predictably, the use of anonymous sources opened the door for Trump to call the reports “nonsense” and “fake news,” although he might have inadvertently lent credence to the stories by tweeting: “Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @ washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?). Just like Russia.”

“The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred. @MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable. @foxandfriends is great! “This Russian connection nonsense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign.” Which is it? Is the media making up fake nonsense? Or is the intelligence community leaking real information? Both things can’t be true. Unnamed sources often are critical contributors to important news reports and Trump has no problem with them, when he finds their disclosures helpful. But anonymity invariably promotes skepticism about sources’ motives. The Times wrote “all of the current and former officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the continuing investigation is classified.” That makes sense; it also makes sense to wonder whether these officials have political agendas and to consider what they might not be revealing. Although the Times and CNN relied exclusively on unnamed sources, both loaded up their reports with caveats. From The New York Times: “The intelligence agencies then


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Land that car deal

Discounts abound on out-of-fashion sedans

By TOM KRISHER, list publicly available discounts called incentives. Say you decide on a midsize car. Sales of the Nissan Altima were off nearly 15 percent in January, so incentives are likely. On its website, Nissan was offering $4,550 off a nicely equipped $25,460 Altima Midnight edition. That’s nearly 18 percent off the sticker without haggling! There often are combinations of zero percent financing and cash back. According to Wards Automotive, midsize cars with the biggest inventories include the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion – some of the top-selling cars in the U.S.

The Associated Press DETROIT – If you do your homework, now is the time to practically steal a new sedan from your car dealer. For more than a year, sales of cars have been tanking because Americans have gone nuts over SUVs and trucks. As stockpiles of sedans such as the Chevrolet Malibu and Chrysler 200 stretch across car lots, automakers are forced to offer big discounts to move them. There are a few steps to finding the best bargain, but it boils down to this: Figure out which cars aren’t selling, research discounts and don’t buy until the end of the month when dealers are more desperate to sell. Brad Korner, general manager of AIS Rebate, an Ann Arbor, Michigan, firm that follows the labyrinth of automaker discounts, equates buying a car cheap with buying discounted baked goods. To get the good deal, you have to really look. “You go into the store and the day-old bakery stuff is on a different shelf,” he said. Be wary of offers that seem too good to be true, such as $69 a month payments. Earl Stewart, a North Palm Beach, Florida, Toyota dealer who is critical of other dealers’ sales tactics, advises people to ignore dealer advertising. “Probably 99 percent of it is misleading,” he said. The low-price deals often are on stripped-down models that the dealer may not even have. They also can include hefty down payments. But armed with the right information, you can navigate the new car sales maze and get 20 percent or more off a car’s sticker price.

Third: Visit dealers

During the first two weeks of the month, go to a few dealers. Confirm the incentives you found online – then ask for more. Often automakers add deals by region, or they offer rebates if you own a competitor’s model or have one of their models. There also are other discounts for being an AAA member, serving in the military or being a recent college graduate. Most sales people, when they find out you’ve done your homework, will be honest and give you a good price, Korner AP photo said. Michelle Krebs, an analyst for, Earl Stewart, owner of a Toyota dealership, talks to a said at this point, don’t mention a trade-in. Work that customer Friday at his business in North Palm Beach, into the deal later. Don’t agree to buy at this time.

Fla. Stewart advises people to ignore dealer advertising. Fourth: Pick a dealer, go back later “Probably 99 percent of it is misleading,” he said.

You’ll get an even better price by waiting until the last few days of a month or quarter. First, dealers offer sales people bonuses to meet monthly sales goals. If they are close to the bonus, they’ll be more willing to deal. Also, dealers get what are called “stair-step” incentives from automakers for hitting sales goals. It’s First: Pick a target, find slow sellers big money, so dealers close to their targets are more For more than a year, many compact, midsize and willing to bargain. large cars, gas-electric hybrids, and many lower-lev- Second: Look for discounts online The bottom line is if you go through these steps and Many websites, including those from the auto you’re a tough negotiator, you can get a well-equipped el luxury cars haven’t sold well. So dealers have big supplies. Because they’re paying interest on the cars, companies as well as, and Ed- car for less than the price of a stripped-down SUV. they’re eager to sell. So figure out the size of car you want. Then look for automaker monthly sales news releases online and find models with big year-overyear declines. The sales figures are released early in the month. To get the best deal, you can’t be too picky because you need to buy what’s on dealer lots.




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NEW YORK – Kate Upton is so nice she’s made the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover thrice. Upton has become only the fourth woman to grace the cover three times. This year, she’s making the splash with three different covers. Other women who did the cover three times include Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Christie Brinkley, who also is featured in this year’s edition with her two daughters. Elle Macpherson holds the record with five cover appearances. The issue hit newsstands Wednesday.


Santana says praise for ‘Love Actually’ update to air Adele wasn’t dig at Beyonce on ‘Red Nose Day Special’

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Lady Gaga (right) and James Hetfield of Metallica perform “Moth Into Flame” on Sunday at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Grammy producer apologizes for Metallica, Caesar glitches LOS ANGELES – The longtime producer of the Grammy Awards is offering apologies to Metallica and Shirley Caesar after a technical glitch and a misprint marred their inclusion on the show. The mic for Metallica’s James Hetfield wasn’t initially working when the band took the stage to perform with Lady Gaga, and Caesar, a lifetime achievement award honoree, was misidentified during the televised ceremony when a photo of another gospel star, CeCe Winans, was shown instead of her during a montage clip. “These kinds of things are horrible when they happen,” Ken Ehrlich said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press. “That’s one of the risks of live television.” The Metallica glitch, for which the band has blamed a dead microphone, resulted in Hetfield making a decision to improvise and use Lady Gaga’s mic. Ehrlich has heard a different story from his crew about the problem. “My guys say that the mic cable was connected,” he said. “My guys’ theory was that ... one of the extras (on stage) accidentally kicked out the cable that went to the mic.” Still, the end result was Hetfield’s singing couldn’t be heard for the first part of the performance. “Obviously, we apologize to the band,” Ehrlich said, calling the mishap “awful.” In the case of Caesar, the gospel legend, Ehrlich had a better understanding of what happened. When preparing for a clip to run of her for the show, footage of a classic Caesar, Winans and Whitney Houston performance was used, and Winans was mistakenly shown.

Carlos Santana said he was only trying to congratulate Adele on her big night at the Grammys when he said Beyonce “is very beautiful to look at” but “not a singer, singer.” Santana told the Australian Associated Press that Adele can “sing, sing.” He said Adele “doesn’t bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that’s it, and this is why she wins.” Santana clarified his stance Tuesday on Facebook, writing that his “intent was to congratulate Adele” and that his comment about Beyonce “was regretfully taken out of context.” He added that he has “the utmost respect” for Beyonce.

Man claims Justin Bieber punched him in June

NEW YORK – Whatever happened to the characters from “Love Actually”? Viewers will find out thanks to Richard Curtis, the writer-director of the beloved 2003 feature, who has created a short reunion film to air as part of Comic Relief’s “Red Nose Day Special” on NBC in May. Cast members revisiting their roles from the film include Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy and Rowan Atkinson. The 10-minute “special sketch” is from Curtis, who promises it will be “very much in the spirit of the original film and of Red Nose Day.”

Lohan: Support Trump, would be ‘a positive thing’

NEW YORK – Lindsay Lohan said Americans need to come together in support of CLEVELAND – A Las Vegas man who said President Donald Trump. Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland When asked about Trump, the actress told eight months ago has filed a police report the Daily Mail in a video interview last week, about the fracas. “You have to join him. If you can’t beat him, Thirty-four-year-old Rodney Cannon join him.” She said she thinks “it would be a claims in the report filed Tuesday with Cleve- positive thing for America to show their care land police that the pop star took Cannon’s and support.” sunglasses inside a hotel after a Cleveland Lohan is offering her support for Trump Cavaliers playoff game June 8. He said in the despite his comments in 2004 to Howard report that Bieber and possibly a bodyguard Stern, in which Trump said of Lohan: “She’s punched him, and that he wrestled Bieber to probably deeply troubled and therefore the ground to restrain him. great in bed.” Cannon referred questions Wednesday In the interview, the 30-year-old Lohan about the encounter – and why he waited also touched on her interest in Islam. She to file the report – to an attorney who also said she’s been studying the religion and didn’t immediately return a message. called it “beautiful.”

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Jazz singer Peggy King is 87. Actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in “The Empire Strikes Back”) is 72. Actor William Katt (“Greatest American Hero”) is 66. Singer James Ingram is 65. Actor LeVar Burton is 60. Rapper-actor Ice-T is 59. Actress Lisa Loring (“The Addams Family”) is 59. Guitarist Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) is 56.

Drummer Dave Lombardo of Slayer is 52. Actress Sarah Clarke (“Twilight”) is 46. Drummer Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters is 45. Actor Mahershala Ali (“House of Cards”) is 43. DJ-producer Bassnectar is 39. Rapper Lupe Fiasco is 35. Singer Ryan Follese of Hot Chelle Rae is 30. Actress Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) is 28.

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Exercises key to preventing falls Dear Doctor: I’m just about to turn 60, which – from what I’ve read – is when balance begins to become an issue. What can I do to stay steady on my feet? Dear Reader: Although good balance is important to all of us who face the world on two legs, it’s particularly vital to our well-being as we age. Unlike a child, who’s likely to bounce right back up and laugh, or an adult, who comes away with a bump or a bruise, a fall for a senior citizen is a serious health risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of people over 65 have a fall each year. In 20 percent of those falls, the outcome is a serious injury, including head trauma. At least 2 million elderly people per year visit the emergency room due to injuries from a fall. Close to 300,000 of them wind up in the hospital with a hip fracture. At its most basic, balance is the ability to evenly distribute your weight and remain in control. We use our ability to balance when we stand, sit, walk, run and perform an infinite range of physical tasks. To achieve and maintain balance, our bodies use a complex set of systems that include muscle strength, sensory input like sight and touch, and a cluster of mechanisms in the inner ear that help with motion, equilibrium and spatial orientation. To prevent a fall, start by reducing your risk. If you wear glasses, make sure your prescription is up-to-date. If you’re on any medication, talk to your doctor about possible side effects that could affect balance. At home, eliminate tripping hazards like uneven floors, loose rugs, stray power cords and clutter on floors.


ASK THE DOCTORS Elizabeth Ko and Eve Glazier Be sure your home, both inside and out, is well lit. Install grab bars and non-skid mats in the bathroom. Keep a flashlight by your bed for nighttime emergencies. Staying fit and flexible makes a big difference. When you get out of a chair, try rising without using your hands. Practice standing on one foot – balance begets balance. Walking backward, which can be a surprising challenge, can help you become more spatially aware. Yoga and tai chi have both been shown to help with balance. Slow and graceful, these exercises not only help to maintain balance, they can improve it. Weight-bearing exercises to strengthen the arms, back and legs are effective as well. Many community centers offer a wide range of exercise classes specifically tailored to people who are older. It’s a great way to get fit and meet people with whom you can exercise in the future. And in case you have any doubt that now is a great time to start working on balance, an intriguing new study backs you up. When researchers analyzed 775 participants between the ages of 30 and 90 over the course of several years, they discovered that the decline in balance actually begins during your 50s. • Eve Glazier, M.D., MBA, is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Health. Elizabeth Ko, M.D., is an internist and primary care physician at UCLA Health.

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SCARRED, BUT NOT DEFEATED Cary-Grove co-op’s Babakhani aims for state berth 3 years after middle school attack / 2

Omid Babakhani (left), a junior at Crystal Lake Central, congratulates Cary-Grove co-op teammate Noah Bengston during a dual meet Feb. 2 at McHenry West. Babakhani has his sights set on qualifying for the state meet in the 200- and 400yard freestyle relays, as well as the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Kayla Wolf for Shaw Media

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ATTACK LEFT IN HIS WAKE CLC’s Babakhani has sights set on state berth 3 years after being assaulted By SEAN HAMMOND “Hey, Persian,” the boy yelled. Omid Babakhani tried to do the right thing. In February 2014, as an eighth-grader at Hannah Beardsley Middle School in Crystal Lake, he tried to walk away when another student insulted him, then insulted his mother. Babakhani, whose father is Iranian, turned his back and headed the other way. Then he felt himself being wrapped into a headlock and slammed to the ground. The other student punched him in the head. Babakhani, 16, now a junior at Crystal Lake Central, has a hard time remembering exactly what happened. “There was a big circle around us,” he recalled. “If you can imagine like in a movie where there’s the big circle with everyone yelling, ‘Fight! Fight! Fight!’ That’s kind of what happened.” A friend pulled them apart, and teachers quickly arrived. Afterward, Babakhani couldn’t move his upper body. He needed a wheelchair to reach the nurse’s office. The assault left him with a broken collarbone on each side of his neck. “It was excruciating,” he said. “On my left side, I could feel my bones grinding against each other. On my right side, you could see one of the bones starting to push against my skin.” Two weeks later, Babakhani had titanium plates and 12 screws surgically inserted into his collarbones. Within days he was up and moving again. It would be a while, however, before he was back in one of the places he felt most comfortable: the pool. “For me, it’s always been something in my life that I felt like I had complete control over,” Babakhani said. “When I went out there and I swam, whatever I did was for me. That always gave me a sense of pride that whatever I

“It was like a constant in my life before, and [then] I wasn’t able to do it. It felt so natural for me to jump back in that water and do a couple laps.” A coach at Crystal Lake Country Club, Ed Richardson – who now coaches with the Piranhas – helped him work his way back into competitive shape. The summer after the injuries, another coach arranged for USA swimmer B.J. Johnson to meet with Babakhani. Johnson was late to swimming growing up. He told Babakhani that he knew what it was like to be behind the competition. He told Babakhani to stick with it, even if the injury and the missed time set him back at first. “You’ll be better than Kayla Wolf for Shaw Media you’ve ever been before,” Cary-Grove co-op’s Omid Babakhani, a junior at Crystal Lake Central, looks at his split time for his leg of the Johnson told him.

• • • 400-yard freestyle relay Feb. 2. Babakhani has his sights set on qualifying for the state meet in the 200Lattyak was the junior varand 400-yard freestyle relays, as well as the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle at the Barringon Sectional on sity swimming coach when Saturday. accomplished, it was all from what I myself was willing to push myself to do.” The injuries put his young swimming career in serious doubt. The boy who attacked Babakhani pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated battery and apologized in juvenile court. As part of the plea deal, he avoided hate crime charges. Babakhani returned to the pool within a few months of the attack, but it was a long time before he felt right again. “It’s hard to say, to be honest,” Babakhani said. “Even today when I swim, sometimes I still feel pain from my shoulders.”

The goal remains high heading into IHSA sectionals this weekend. “Aiming for state, that’s for sure,” Scott Lattyak said. The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach is optimistic for Babakhani and his team. Made up of students from C-G, Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge, C-G has the potential to send its largest group to state.

Sectional assignments BARRINGTON SECTIONAL Saturday Jacobs co-op, Cary-Grove co-op, McHenry and Woodstock co-op ST. CHARLES EAST SECTIONAL 9 a.m. Saturday Huntley Babakhani is an integral part of that. Last year as a sophomore, Babakhani was sick and missed sectionals when his 200-yard freestyle relay team qualified for state. He was forced to be the alternate at state. This year, he has his sights set on the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, as well as the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. In the 200 free relay, he swims with Ethan Hare, Cameron Castro and Kolin Fadden. In the 400 free relay, he teams with Hare, Fadden and Connor Dolezal. Both relay teams won the Fox Valley Conference title over the weekend. Babakhani won the FVC title in the 50 free and finished third in the 100 free. For

Babakhani, the 50 free is his favorite. “It’s all about perfection,” he said. “When I jump in the water, I try not to think and try to do what I’ve practiced time and time again. The 50 is unique in that way.” Lattyak thinks the 6-foot-1, 170-pound junior has a shot to qualify for state, both in his individual events and with his relay teams. Babakhani always swam, but didn’t take it up competitively until sixth grade. Outside of the high school season, he swims with the Sage YMCA Piranhas. Because he picked it up late, he didn’t have the stamina of other kids, so coaches started him with the sprints. He has stuck with them ever since. When Babakhani returned to school after his surgery, he admits he was nervous. His friends showed support and helped him get back into the routine. Returning to the pool that spring was more a relief than anything. “It was so nice to come back to something I had always had,” Babakhani said.

Babakhani joined the program as a freshman. Lattyak noticed the scars, a few inches long on each collarbone. They are visible reminders of the titanium plates and screws underneath. When Lattyak saw the scars, he asked Babakhani about them. “I was just baffled,” Lattyak said. “I couldn’t even believe it. Omid really does exhibit an amazing character for having gone through something like that.” Babakhani said he believes the incident made him a stronger person and swimmer. After falling ill during sectionals last season, he now has his chance to prove himself. C-G competes Saturday at the Barrington Sectional with team and individual trips to state on the line. “I came back into that water with more motivation to do good,” Babakhani said. “I tried to make it so that that event wouldn’t define my swimming career, and I wanted to prove to everyone and myself that no matter what happened, I could get back in there and do something with it.”



Abbey Brown Huntley, sr., G

Brown, who will play soccer at Dominican University in the fall, missed half of her junior basketball season after suffering a torn ACL, and then missed the entire soccer season. The four-year varsity basketball player completed her senior year injury-free and led the Red Raiders with two assists Wednesday. Career points for Huntley senior Morgan Clausen


With 18 points, Clausen (Brown University) became the fifth player in Huntley girls basketball history with 1,000 points, joining Ali Andrews, Sam Mader, Sam Andrews and Meghan Staley-Gamble.

MACHESNEY PARK – Huntley’s start to Wednesday’s Class 4A Harlem Regional semifinal against Hononegah felt encouraging to 18-year coach Steve Raethz and the Red Raiders. Huntley jumped out to an early four-point lead, limiting mistakes and holding the up-tempo Indians to difficult long-range shots, many of which missed the mark. “I thought for the first five minutes, it looked pretty solid,” Raethz said. “But then, very typical of Hononegah, if you turn the ball over on them, they capitalize on it. And it’s very, very difficult to play catch up against such a quality team like them. “They’ve got so many weapons offensively, and so many kids that can


Tuesday’s quarterfinal (7) Huntley 54, (8) Harlem 31 Wednesday’s semifinals (2) Hononegah 52, (7) Huntley 26 (3) Rockford East 62, (5) Belvidere North 54 Friday’s championship (2) Hononegah vs. (3) Rockford East, 7 p.m. shoot it.” The Raiders couldn’t solve Hononegah’s press, and the Indians started making their shots. Hononegah outscored Huntley, 42-19, after the first quarter and ran away with a 52-26 victory, hitting 12 3-pointers while holding the Raiders to only 11 field goals. Morgan Clausen, who will play next season at Brown University, led the Raiders (17-13) with 18 points, 10

rebounds and a pair of blocks. The 6-foot-1 forward entered the game eight points away from 1,000 in her four-year varsity career. She finishes with 1,010 points, becoming the fifth Raiders girls basketball player to reach the mark. “In the first quarter, we really got off to a good start, and at the end, it was 10-7 at that point,” Clausen said. “It was a very reachable game, but in the second quarter we had some early turnovers, and they did a great job capitalizing. After that, we weren’t able to recover. “I’m glad I reached it (1,000 points), but I would much rather have a win and continue postseason play.” Three players finished in double digits for the Indians (24-6), including

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Inside Girls Basketball – Jane Johnsey, Keeley Hamill and Katy Penza – and first-year coach Derek Crabill was quick to point out the importance of them after the team’s 37-32 loss to Prairie Ridge in a Class 4A McHenry Regional first-round game Monday. “This will always be a special group to Proud Sponsor of me,” Crabill said. “I got to see the seniors for Athlete of the Week four years. I coached them as freshmen. We talked all year about being a family, not just ley with a game-high 15 points vs. Harlem, as a team, but as a program. I thanked all of moving her eight points away from 1,000 in her career. them for starting that.” 4. Hampshire (17-11): The Whip-Purs’ The Tigers (5-21) will return several season ended Tuesday with a 44-37 loss to underclassmen next season, and Crabill, who Guilford in a Class 4A Boylan Regional semihas been with Central as an assistant coach final. Senior Rachel Dumoulin led Hampshire for the past four years, believes the building with 13 points, and forward Meagan Heine blocks are there to see more success going had eight. The Whips were one of four teams forward. “I can’t say enough about how proud I am NORTHWEST HERALD POWER RANKINGS to earn a share of the Fox Valley Conference 1. Johnsburg (23-8): The Skyhawks earned title, but will lose seven seniors to graduation. of this group, and everything that they went 5. Crystal Lake South (14-14): The Gators through this season,” he said. “The pieces are a 2-0 forfeit victory against Chicago Senn in survived a 54-49 double-overtime thriller there.” a Class 3A R-B Regional semifinal after Senn against McHenry on Tuesday in a Class Heartbreaker: Marian Central’s 53-51 loss didn’t show up because of transportation 4A McHenry Regional semifinal behind 20 to Richmond-Burton, a game in which the problems. Johnsburg last played on Feb. 6, a points and six 3s from senior Kelly Gaede. 57-36 win over Marian Central. Hurricanes led by as many as 21 points in the South moves on to play Dundee-Crown in the third quarter, on Tuesday had many Marian 2. Dundee-Crown (18-11): The Chargers regional final Thursday. roll into Thursday’s Class 4A McHenry players searching for what went wrong. Regional final against Crystal Lake South with At halftime, with an 18-point lead, Hurrinine straight wins. D-C defeated Prairie Ridge, NOTEWORTHY canes coach Tony Powe reminded his team Building blocks: Crystal Lake Central start- to come out with the same intensity in the 55-34, in the semifinals. Entering the posted the season 3-0, finishing second at the season, senior guard Paige Gieseke led the second half, but R-B’s hot shooting was too Harvest Christian Tournament in November. Chargers with 10.6 points and 5.6 rebounds much to overcome. a game; Allison Michalski averaged 10 points After that, the Tigers struggled and won two Richmond-Burton made only 4 of 20 shots more games. and 5.6 rebounds. in the first half, but a wild comeback with Still, the Tigers improved on their two wins seven 3s after the break led the Rockets to 3. Huntley (17-13): The Red Raiders cruised in each of the previous two seasons, and to a 54-31 Class 4A Harlem Regional firstan improbable victory in the teams’ regional many of their games, particularly those in round victory against Harlem, before losing opener. in a regional semifinal against second-seeded the FVC, were more competitive than in past “You can’t count anybody out until the end years. Hononegah on Wednesday. Brown commit of the game, no matter what the lead is,” Central loses three seniors to graduation and senior forward Morgan Clausen led HuntPowe said. “We just couldn’t guard anybody.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK K.C. DAVIDS Richmond-Burton, sr., G Davids ended a dramatic comeback against Marian Central on Tuesday with a 35-foot heave at the buzzer in a Class 3A Richmond-Burton Regional semifinal victory over the Hurricanes, 53-51. The Rockets (12-14) came all the way back from a 21-point deficit in the second half and advanced to Thursday’s regional championship against rival Johnsburg. Davids finished with 17 points, including 15 after halftime, and made three 3-pointers.

You talk all week about what you want to do, and then you go out and have trouble executing that. When [R-B] got the ball and they were open, they stroked it. It’s that simple.” The loss was deflating for Marian, but Powe said the team and returning players will be more hungry next season. The Hurricanes lose four seniors to graduation (Grace Shukis, Mikayla Knuth, Jackie Chmiel and Emily Radecki), but have nine juniors coming back, including Vannessa Garrelts. Garrelts surpassed 1,000 career points Tuesday with 23. She has 1,017 points in twoplus seasons for the Hurricanes (10-18). “This group, they’ll be OK,” Powe said. “This one will hurt for awhile, but we have many juniors coming back. We’ve made strides this year; we really have. Our record doesn’t show it, but we’ll be fine.” WHAT TO WATCH Class 4A McHenry Regional final Dundee-Crown vs. Crystal Lake South, 7 p.m. Thursday The Chargers and Gators split the regular-season series, with both games being decided by five points or less. D-C and South both are looking to secure a third straight regional championship. Class 3A Richmond-Burton Regional final Johnsburg vs. Richmond-Burton, 7 p.m. Thursday The Skyhawks are looking to win back-toback regional titles for the first time since 2010-2011. Before that, Johnsburg won seven straight between 2005 and 2011. The Skyhawks won both regular-season meetings over R-B, which hasn’t won a regional title since 1994. – Alex Kantecki,

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Huntley’s regional title streak ends


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Petersen out to defend his title CL Central senior among 35 local wrestlers at state By JOHN WILKINSON Lenny Petersen came into high school wanting to be a four-time state champion. The dream of that feat, which has only been accomplished 15 times in state history, was broken down by the reality of the state tournament, as Petersen placed sixth his freshman year and qualified but didn’t place as a sophomore. In 2016, Petersen broke through, winning the Class 2A state title at 138 pounds. Now, finally ready to defend that title, Petersen knows better than before what to expect this weekend in Champaign. Every driven kid like him in that 2A 138 bracket is going to be aiming at knocking off the defending state champion. “I saw that throughout the whole year, kids trying bigger moves against me, more headlocks, and kids wrestle a lot tougher against me than if they didn’t know me,” Petersen said after winning his sectional. “That only gets me better, I feel like.” Petersen leads a contingent of seven Crystal Lake Central wrestlers heading to state, the most of any local school. In total, 35 local wrestlers will compete in the 2017 state tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday at the State Farm Center on the campus of the University of Illinois. Twenty-two of those 35 are making their first trip to state. The field of locals is split between those veterans, such as Petersen, looking to use their past experience to win a state title, and a contingent of underclassmen and first-time qualifiers aiming for medals. Leading those who have come close before are Harvard senior Josh Fiegel and Richmond-Burton senior Gavin Sutton. Fiegel, a senior, placed as a sophomore, but missed out on a medal last year. “I would love to win a state title,” Fiegel said. “It’s my senior year, and I think it’s definitely an achievable goal. It’s just something I’ve really strived for all throughout high school, and if I wrestled the way I can, it’s definitely attainable.” Sutton lost to Petersen in the

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Crystal Lake Central senior Lenny Petersen (left) wrestles Austin Ernd during practice Nov. 17 at Crystal Lake Central High School. Petersen will be trying to defend his Class 2A 138-pound state championship title this weekend in Champaign. ning his sectional title. “I feel strong and I’m ready to go. I’m looking to be on top of that podium.” Huntley is sending a program-record five wrestlers to Champaign, led by the Red Raiders’ first three-time qualifiers Zach Spencer and Josh Proud Sponsor of Stenger. Athlete of the Week Spencer and his brother Sam both qualified, Sam as a freshman – someInside Wrestling thing Zach said made this year even more special than the past two. Leading up to regionals and during secATHLETE OF THE WEEK tionals, Huntley coach BJ Bertelsman DAVID FERRANTE called the postseason the Spencers’ Huntley, fr., 152 pounds Ferrante was the only local freshman to win “time of the year.” “Those guys just don’t stop mova sectional and the only local of any age to ing,” Bertelsman said. “All these win in Class 3A. Ferrante took the 152-pound title at coaches come up to me and they’re the 3A Barrington Sectional like, ‘God [dang] Spencers,’ because, really, if you look at them, they’re not with an overtime decision massively huge and they’re not fast, over the No. 9 152-pounder they just stay in position and they atin 3A. Ferrante is ranked tack, attack, attack, attack. At a tourNo. 7 in his class at 152 and nament like this, the kids that do that grabbed the No. 4 seed in the state bracket, are going to win more times than not.” as the only freshman qualifying at 3A 152. He Last year, Stenger became the prois 26-2 on the season heading into the state gram’s best finisher with a fourthtournament. place medal. This year, however, has been up and down for the senior, who 138-pound title match last year, but said that at times he put too much pressure on himself and struggled mentalmoved up a weight class this season. “I’m excited,” Sutton said after win- ly. Runner-up finishes at his regional

and sectional, however, have Stenger feeling better heading into his final state tournament. “I think I wrestled great this weekend, a lot better than I have all this year,” Stenger said after his sectional runner-up finish. “I felt like my normal self. Just going out there, controlling the pace, getting to my offense, scoring points. So this was a big turning point for me I think, even though I didn’t end up on top. It’s a big confidence-booster going into state series knowing that I’m back to my normal self and competing for another medal, state title even.” Rounding out the Huntley delegation is junior Juan Quiroz and David Ferrante, the only freshman to win a sectional. Ferrante and Sam Spencer are two of four freshman looking to medal in their first season of high school wrestling. That group also includes Jacobs’ Jake Harrier and McHenry’s Jaden Glauser. Glauser has been among the county’s best all season. After losing his first match of the season in the sectional final, dropping him to 40-1 on the year, Glauser was calm and seemingly unfazed, saying, “Nobody is going to

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Individual state preview capsules

CLASS 2A CRYSTAL LAKE CENTRAL Brock Montford (so.) Weight: 113 pounds Record: 13-11 Rank/seed: Honorable mention/No. 14 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 4th State experience: First trip; alternate in 2016 First match at state finals: Montford vs. Tristan Daugherty of Peoria Notre Dame. The third-seeded freshman is 37-1 on the season, ranked No. 4 and won his sectional.

Austin Ernd (jr.)

Weight: 132 Record: 29-11 Rank/seed: Honorable mention/No. 12 Road to state: Regional, 3rd; sectional, 3rd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Ernd vs. Nick Termini of Burlington Central. The fifth-seeded sophomore is 38-2 on the season, ranked No. 4 and took second at his sectional. Lenny Petersen (sr.) Weight: 138 Record: 34-4 Rank/seed: No. 1/No. 1 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 1st State experience: Fourth trip – champion at 138 in 2016, qualifier at 126 in 2015, 6th at 120 in 2014 First match at state finals: Petersen vs. Joe Green of Rich South. The 16th-seeded senior is 31-8 on the season, ranked honorable mention and took fourth at his sectional. Frank Carrone (jr.) Weight: 160 Record: 26-15 Rank/seed: Unranked/No. 10 Road to state: Regional, 2nd; sectional, 3rd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Carrone vs. Joey Davies of Tinley Park. The seventh-seeded senior is 28-7 on the season, ranked honorable mention and took second at his sectional. Davies qualified for state in 2016. Liam O’Donnell (jr.) Weight: 182 Record: 31-10 Rank/seed: No. 10/No. 12 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 3rd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: L. O’Donnell vs. Riley Vanik of Kaneland. The fifth-seeded senior is 36-3 on the season, ranked No. 2 and took second at his sectional. Vanik qualified for state in 2016 and placed sixth in 2015. He beat O’Donnell, by 6-2 decision, in one meeting this season. Seamus O’Donnell (jr.) Weight: 195 Record: 33-6 Rank/seed: No. 3/No. 7 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 2nd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: S. O’Donnell


HAMPSHIRE Max McGowan (sr.) Weight: 160 Record: 36-6 Rank/seed: No. 5/No. 12 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 3rd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: McGowan vs. Porfirio Perez of Danville. The fifth-seeded senior is 33-2 on the season, ranked No. 6 and took second at his sectional. Perez qualified for state in 2016 and 2015. Pawel Barnas (sr.) Weight: 285 Record: 25-11 Rank/seed: Honorable mention/No. 15 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 4th State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Barnas vs. Soloman Smith of De La Salle. The second-seeded senior is 32-1 on the season, ranked No. 1 and won his sectional. Smith placed fifth at state in 2016 and placed fourth in 2015. HARVARD Josh Fiegel (sr.)

Weight: 126 Record: 41-3 Rank/seed: No. 5/No. 2 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 1st State experience: Third trip – qualifier at 113 in 2016, 5th at 1A 106 in 2015 First match at state finals: Fiegel vs. Garrett Bakarich of Troy Triad. The 15th-seeded freshman is 25-12 on the season, ranked honorable mention and took fourth at his sectional. Justin Wilcox (sr.) Weight: 132 Record: 42-6 Rank/seed: No. 6/No. 8 Road to state: Regional, 2nd; sectional, 2nd State experience: Second trip – qualifier at 132 in 2016 First match at state finals: Wilcox vs. Micah Krueger of Ottawa Township. The ninth-seeded senior is 36-2 on the season, ranked No. 7 and took third at his sectional. Krueger placed sixth at state in 2014. Keenan Brummett (jr.) Weight: 138 Record: 33-11 Rank/seed: Unranked/No. 10 Road to state: Regional, 2nd; sectional, 3rd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Brummett vs. Collin Sheedy of De La Salle. The seventh-seeded senior is 19-11 on the season, unranked and took second at his sectional. Marty Krasinski (jr.) Weight: 160 Record: 33-13 Rank/seed: Unranked/No. 13 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 4th State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Krasinski vs. Joey Swallow of Riverside-Brookfield. The fourth-seeded senior is 29-3 on the season, ranked honorable mention and won his sectional. Brandon Most (sr.) Weight: 285 Record: 27-12 Rank/seed: Honorable mention/No. 13 Road to state: Regional, 2nd; sectional, 4th State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Most vs. Trent Jennings of Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin. The fourth-seeded junior is 30-9 on the season, unranked and won his sectional.

MARENGO Landen Pfeiffer (jr.) Weight: 106 Record: 37-4 Rank/seed: No. 5/No. 2 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 1st State experience: Second trip – qualifier at 106 in 2016 First match at state finals: Pfeiffer vs. Derrick Singleton of Hinsdale South. The 15th-seeded freshman is 14-11 on the season, unranked and took fourth at his sectional. Joe Mier (sr.)

Weight: 170 Record: 36-1 Rank/seed: No. 6/No. 2 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 1st State experience: Third trip – qualifier at 160 in 2016, qualifier at 145 in 2015 First match at state finals: Mier vs. Jamonte Rush of Carbondale. The 15th-seeded senior is 32-9 on the season, unranked and took fourth at his sectional. MARIAN CENTRAL Anthony Randazzo (jr.) Weight: 132 Record: 33-6 Rank/seed: No. 5/No. 3 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 1st State experience: Third trip – qualifier at 132 in 2016, qualifier at 126 in 2015 First match at state finals: Randazzo vs. Eddie Villalobos of Rochelle. The 14th-seeded sophomore is 32-9 on the season, ranked No. 8 and took fourth at his sectional. Anthony Silva (sr.) Weight: 145 Record: 36-5 Rank/seed: Honorable mention/No. 5 Road to state: Regional, 2nd; sectional, 2nd State experience: Second trip – qualifier at 145 in 2016 First match at state finals: A. Silva vs. Rahman Johnson of Chicago Brother Rice. The 12th-seeded senior is 23-4 on the season, ranked No. 7 and took third at his sectional.

Nick Fetzner (jr.)

Weight: 170 Record: 30-8 Rank/seed: No. 7/No. 5 Road to state: Regional, 2nd; sectional, 2nd State experience: Second trip – qualifier at 170 in 2016 First match at state finals: Fetzner vs. Zach Daebelliehn of Mahomet-Seymour. The 12th-seeded senior is 39-15 on the season, ranked honorable mention and took third at his sectional. RICHMOND-BURTON Gavin Sutton (sr.) Weight: 145 Record: 39-3 Rank/seed: No. 2/ No. 2 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 1st State experience: Fourth trip – 2nd at 138 in 2016, qualifier at 126 in 2015, 3rd at 113 in 2014 First match at state finals: Sutton vs. Easa Aristizabal of Hinsdale South. The 15th-seeded junior is 20-11 on the season, unranked and took fourth at his sectional. WOODSTOCK NORTH Cole Walkington (so.) Weight: 120 Record: 33-11 Rank/seed: Honorable mention/No. 11 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 3rd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Walkington vs. Ryan Gardner of Bloomington. The sixth-seeded freshman is 41-10 on the season, ranked No. 11 and took second at his sectional. Chris Flores (jr.) Weight: 220 Record: 30-8 Rank/seed: Honorable mention/No. 9 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 3rd State experience: Second trip – qualifier at 220 in 2016 First match at state finals: Flores vs. Scott Sierzega of Chicago Brother Rice. The eighth-seeded senior is 31-3 on the season, ranked No. 10 and took second at his sectional. CLASS 3A DUNDEE-CROWN Chase Raap (sr.)

Zach Spencer (jr.)

Weight: 126 Record: 38-11 Rank/seed: No. 8/No. 12 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 3rd State experience: Third trip – qualifier at 113 in 2016, qualifier at 106 in 2015 First match at state finals: Z. Spencer vs. Jaime Suarez of Wheaton North. The fifth-seeded junior is 29-9 on the season, ranked No. 11 and took second at his sectional. Suarez qualified for state at 120 in 2016. David Ferrante (fr.) Weight: 152 Record: 26-2 Rank/seed: No. 7/No. 4 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 1st State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Ferrante vs. Dillon Hoey of Chicago Mount Carmel. The 13th-seeded senior is 33-13 on the season, ranked honorable mention and took fourth at his sectional. Hoey qualified for state at 145 in 2A in 2016. Juan Quiroz (jr.) Weight: 160 Record: 25-9 Rank/seed: Honorable mention/No. 15 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 4th State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Quiroz vs. Nate Jiminez of Marmion Academy. The second-seeded junior is 36-6 on the season, ranked No. 2 and won his sectional. JACOBS Jake Harrier (fr.)

Weight: 113 Record: 36-7 Rank/seed: No. 9/No. 7 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 2nd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: J. Harrier vs. Joey Melendez of Montini. The 10th-seeded junior is 41-4 on the season, ranked No. 1 and took third at his sectional. Melendez won the state title at 106 in 2016. Beau Harrier (sr.) Weight: 120 Record: 34-13 Rank/seed: Honorable mention/No. 15 Road to state: Regional, 3rd; sectional, 4th State experience: First trip First match at state finals: B. Harrier vs. Charles Faber of Glenbard West. The second-seeded senior is 40-1 on the season, ranked No. 7 and won his sectional. Faber placed fifth at state at 113 in 2016 and was a state qualifier at 106 in 2015.

Luke Silva (jr.) Weight: 152 Record: 36-5 Rank/seed: No. 5/No. 4 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 1st State experience: Second trip – qualifier at 132 in 2016 First match at state finals: L. Silva vs. Quinten Carver of Charleston. The 13th-seeded senior is 20-5 on the season, ranked honorable mention and took fourth at his sectional.

Weight: 182 Record: 40-8 Rank/seed: No. 8/No. 8 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 2nd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Raap vs. Placide Niyigena of Wheaton Warrenville South. The ninth-seeded senior is 37-4 on the season, ranked No. 10 and took third at his sectional.

PRAIRIE RIDGE Trey Piotrowski (so.) Weight: 138 Record: 29-10 Rank/seed: No. 11/ No. 6 Road to state: Regional, 3rd; sectional, 2nd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Piotrowski vs. Harry Sellers of Oak Forest. The 11th-seeded senior is 39-7 on the season, ranked No. 5 and took third at his sectional.

Weight: 106 Record: 39-10 Rank/seed: No. 12/No. 10 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 3rd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: S. Spencer vs. Joe Ruffino of St. Charles East. The seventh-seeded senior is 38-1 on the season, ranked No. 6 and took second at his sectional. Ruffino qualified for state at 106 in 2016.

Weight: 170 Record: 40-1 Rank/seed: No. 6/No. 8 Road to state: Regional, 1st; sectional, 2nd State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Glauser vs. Trevor Swier of Providence Catholic. The ninth-seeded freshman is 37-12 on the season, ranked No. 10 and took third at his sectional.

Drake Regenhardt (so.) Weight: 152 Record: 34-10 Rank/seed: No. 6/No. 16 Road to state: Regional, 2nd; sectional, 4th State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Regenhardt vs. Trent Rakers of Highland. The top-ranked senior is 31-0 on the season, ranked No. 3 and won his sectional. Rakers took fourth at state at 160 in 2016 and qualified at 160 in 2015.

Josh Stenger (sr.) Weight: 120 Record: 38-7 Rank/seed: No. 5/No. 8 Road to state: Regional, 2nd; sectional, 2nd State experience: Third trip – 4th at 120 in 2016, qualifier at 113 in 2015 First match at state finals: Stenger vs. Justin Benjamin of St. Charles East. The ninth-seeded sophomore is 35-5 on the season, ranked No. 9 and took third at his sectional. Benjamin qualified for state at 113 in 2016.

Jake Leske (jr.) Weight: 182 Record: 33-8 Rank/seed: No. 9/No. 15 Road to state: Regional, 2nd; sectional, 4th State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Leske vs. Jack Jessen of Willowbrook. The second-seeded junior is 47-0 on the season, ranked No. 2 and won his sectional. Jessen took third at state at 182 in 2016 and placed second at 170 in 2015. – John Wilkinson,

paign.” As someone who has won two IlliContinued from page 4 nois Kids Wrestling Federation state championships, Glauser seemed ready go their whole life without losing. for a big stage, but careful not to put ... It doesn’t change how I feel about too much pressure on himself. going into the state tournament; “First trip down there is obviously anything can happen down in Cham- about the experience,” Glauser said.

HUNTLEY Sam Spencer (fr.)

“Most of all, (I’m) just going to focus on having fun, because if you get too mentally into it, you can overdo it, and you might slip here or there. So I’m just going to worry about taking it one match at a time and having fun each and every match, going after it.”

MCHENRY Jaden Glauser (fr.)

Does he feel ready for such a pressure-packed environment? “Yeah, for sure, 100 percent,” the freshman said. “It’s just another tournament in a big dome. I’ve been there before; I’ve wrestled in huge arenas, so it’s nothing new, just a new title, new definition to it.”


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Connor Burns (jr.) Weight: 126 Record: 24-16 Rank/seed: Unranked/No. 14 Road to state: Regional, 3rd; sectional, 4th State experience: First trip First match at state finals: Burns vs. Jacquez Stewart of Springfield. The third-seeded sophomore is 35-3 on the season, ranked No. 5 and won his sectional. Steward qualified for state in 2016.

vs. Jayson Goplin of Streator Township. The 10th-seeded senior is 33-2 on the season, ranked honorable mention and took third at his sectional.

SPORTS | Northwest Herald /

Thirty-five local wrestlers qualified for the 2017 state tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday in Champaign. Here is some information on how each of them got there, their history at the state tournament and who they will face when the first round begins Thursday: (All rankings from



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at Buffalo 5 p.m. NBCSN AM-720

BOSTON 7 p.m. TNT AM-890



WHAT TO WATCH Pro basketball 7 p.m.: Boston at Bulls, TNT Pro hockey 6:30 p.m.: Colorado at Buffalo, NBCSN 8 p.m.: Philadelphia at Edmonton, CSN Men’s basketball 6 p.m.: Wisconsin at Michigan, ESPN 6 p.m.: Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, ESPN2 6 p.m.: UAB at Marshall, CBSSN 6 p.m.: SIU-Edwardsville at Murray St., ESPNU 6 p.m.: College of Charleston at Hofstra, CSN+ 8 p.m.: Utah at Oregon, ESPN 8 p.m.: Memphis at Connecticut, ESPN2 8 p.m.: Arizona at Washington St., FS1 8 p.m.: Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky, CBSSN 8 p.m.: Morehead St. at Tennessee St., ESPNU 8 p.m.: Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern St., CSN+ 10 p.m.: Arizona St. at Washington, FS1 10 p.m.: San Diego at BYU, ESPNU Women’s basketball 5 p.m.: Michigan at Indiana, BTN 6 p.m.: Vanderbilt at South Carolina, SEC 7 p.m.: Northwestern at Iowa, BTN 8 p.m.: Auburn at Mississippi, SEC

Golf 1 p.m.: PGA Tour, Genesis Open, first round, TGC 10 p.m.: LPGA Tour, ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, second round, TGC Soccer 9:50 a.m.: UEFA Europa League, FC Krasnodar vs. Fenerbahce SK, FS2 Noon: UEFA Europa League, KAA Gent vs. Tottenham, FS1 Noon: UEFA Europa League, Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Fiorentina, FS2 2 p.m.: UEFA Europa League, Manchester United vs. Saint-Etienne, FS1 2 p.m.: UEFA Europa League, Villarreal vs. AS Roma, FS2 Skiing 5:30 a.m.: FIS Alpine World Championships, Women’s Giant Slalom, NBCSN Figure skating 11 a.m.: ISU Four Continents Championships, Short Dance, NBCSN (same-day tape) 1 p.m.: ISU Four Continents Championships, Pairs Short Program, NBCSN (same-day tape) 3 p.m.: ISU Four Continents Championships, Ladies Short Program, NBCSN (same-day tape)


Thursday LINE O/U 1 (212) 1½ (216½)

FAVORITE Boston Washington


COLLEGE BASKETBALL FAVORITE at VANDERBILT at TOWSON ST. Wisconsin at DELAWARE UNC-Wilmington at MARSHALL William & Mary Coll. Of Charleston at LOUISIANA TECH Wright St. N. Kentucky UTEP at RICE at SOUTHERN MISS at OREGON Arizona

Thursday LINE 2½ 1 1½ PK 5 5 3½ 2 13 5 1 3 14 PK 10 13



Continued from page 3 Megan Matuska (17 points), Jordan King (12) and Bayli Martinetti (11). Matuska made five 3s, and Martinetti hit three. Hononegah forced 19 Huntley turnovers. “We knew that they could shoot the ball pretty well and handle it well, and we just couldn’t match them today,” said senior guard Abbey Brown, who missed half of last season after tearing her ACL. “It meant a lot for me to come back. Sitting out last year and watching my best friends play was tough. Coming back and playing with the same girls I’ve been playing with forever meant a lot.” The Raiders finished with a winning


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at W KENTUCKY San Francisco Memphis at OREGON ST. Pacific Pepperdine Uc Davis at UC SANTA BARBARA Arizona St. San Diego Loyola Marymount Cal St.-Fullerton

Thursday LINE UNDERDOG -230 Winnipeg -107 Ottawa -110 at NY ISLANDERS -170 Colorado -191 Vancouver -190 Dallas -160 Philadelphia -219 Arizona

Updated odds available at



Central Division GP W L OT Pts Minnesota 56 37 13 6 80 Blackhawks 57 35 17 5 75 St. Louis 57 30 22 5 65 Nashville 56 27 21 8 62 Winnipeg 59 26 29 4 56 Dallas 58 22 26 10 54 Colorado 54 15 37 2 32 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 58 34 18 6 74 Anaheim 58 30 18 10 70 Edmonton 57 30 19 8 68 Calgary 58 29 26 3 61 Los Angeles 55 28 23 4 60 Vancouver 57 25 26 6 56 Arizona 55 19 29 7 45


GF 187 166 163 158 171 160 109

GA 130 147 165 151 187 187 184

GF 161 152 162 152 138 135 131

GA 141 147 148 165 136 164 174


Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 58 31 19 8 70 165 150 Ottawa 54 29 19 6 64 145 146 Boston 58 29 23 6 64 157 155 Toronto 56 26 19 11 63 174 167 Florida 54 24 20 10 58 134 153 Buffalo 57 24 23 10 58 141 161 Tampa Bay 56 25 24 7 57 154 160 Detroit 57 22 25 10 54 141 171 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 56 39 11 6 84 192 121 Pittsburgh 55 35 13 7 77 197 155 Columbus 56 36 15 5 77 182 138 N.Y. Rangers 56 37 18 1 75 192 147 Philadelphia 57 27 23 7 61 148 171 N.Y. Islanders 55 25 20 10 60 162 165 New Jersey 56 24 22 10 58 131 159 Carolina 53 24 22 7 55 140 156 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Results Columbus 5, Toronto 2 St. Louis 2, Detroit 0 Calgary 3, Philadelphia 1 Florida 6, San Jose 5 (OT) Thursday’s Games Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Ottawa at New Jersey, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Colorado at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Arizona at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. Colorado at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 39 16 .709 Indiana 29 27 .518 Bulls 27 29 .482 Detroit 27 30 .474 Milwaukee 25 30 .455 Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 37 19 .661 Toronto 33 24 .579 New York 23 34 .404 Philadelphia 21 35 .375 Brooklyn 9 47 .161 Southeast Division W L Pct Washington 33 21 .611 Atlanta 32 24 .571 Miami 25 32 .439 Charlotte 24 32 .429 Orlando 21 37 .362


GB — 10½ 12½ 13 14 GB — 4½ 14½ 16 28 GB — 2 9½ 10 14


Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 43 13 .768 Houston 40 18 .690 Memphis 34 24 .586 New Orleans 23 34 .404 Dallas 22 34 .393 Northwest Division W L Pct Utah 35 22 .614 Oklahoma City 32 25 .561 Denver 25 31 .446 Portland 23 33 .411 Minnesota 22 35 .386 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 47 9 .839 L.A. Clippers 35 21 .625 Sacramento 24 33 .421 L.A. Lakers 19 39 .328 Phoenix 18 39 .316

GB — 4 10 20½ 21 GB — 3 9½ 11½ 13 GB — 12 23½ 29 29½

Wednesday’s Results Cleveland 113, Indiana 104 San Antonio 107, Orlando 79 Boston 116, Philadelphia 108 Detroit 98, Dallas 91 Milwaukee 129, Brooklyn 125 Toronto 90, Charlotte 85 Miami 117, Houston 109 New Orleans 95, Memphis 91 Minnesota 112, Denver 99 Phoenix 137, L.A. Lakers 101 Utah 111, Portland 88 Oklahoma City 116, New York 105 Golden State 109, Sacramento 86 L.A. Clippers 99, Atlanta 84 Thursday’s Games Boston at Bulls, 7 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 6 p.m. Friday’s Schedule No games scheduled Saturday’s Schedule No games scheduled Sunday’s Games Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m.





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record for the fifth straight year, but their streak of four straight regional titles ended with Wednesday’s loss. The last time Huntley didn’t play in a regional final was 2010. Huntley did, however, earn a share of its fourth straight Fox Valley Conference title by rebounding and winning its final four conference games after losing three in a row. The Raiders will lose six seniors to graduation, including Clausen, Brown, Maddy Moffett, Grace Gajewski, Kaylee Andrea and Ashlyn Schlapia. “There were some ebbs and flows to our season,” Raethz said. “I think we can all agree that we wanted to make a deeper postseason run than we did and we’ve been used to in the past, but I was really proud of the way we closed the season.”


Conference W L PCT Wisconsin 10 2 .833 Maryland 10 3 .769 Purdue 10 3 .769 Northwestern 8 5 .615 Michigan St. 8 5 .615 Minnesota 7 6 .538 Michigan 6 6 .500 Iowa 6 7 .462 Penn St. 6 8 .429 Nebraska 5 8 .385 Ohio St. 5 9 .357 Indiana 5 9 .357 Illinois 4 9 .308 Rutgers 2 12 .143

Overall W L PCT 21 4 .840 22 4 .846 21 5 .808 19 7 .731 16 10 .615 19 7 .731 16 9 .640 14 12 .538 14 13 .519 11 14 .440 15 12 .556 15 12 .556 14 12 .538 13 14 .481

Wednesday’s Games Maryland 74, Northwestern 64 Minnesota 75, Indiana 74 Thursday’s Game Wisconsin at Michigan, 6 p.m.


Conference W L PCT Akron 12 1 .923 Ohio 8 5 .615 Buffalo 8 5 .615 Ball St. 7 6 .538 C. Michigan 6 7 .462 Kent St. 6 7 .462 N. Illinois 6 7 .462 Toledo 6 7 .462 W. Michigan 6 7 .462 E. Michigan 5 8 .385 Bowling Green 5 8 .385 Miami (Ohio) 3 10 .231

Overall W L PCT 22 4 .846 16 8 .667 14 12 .538 16 10 .615 16 10 .615 14 12 .538 14 12 .538 13 13 .500 10 15 .400 13 13 .500 11 15 .423 10 16 .385

Friday’s Game Kent St. at Akron, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Bowling Green at Ohio, 1 p.m. Toledo at N. Illinois, 2:30 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 2:30 p.m. E. Michigan at W. Michigan, 3 p.m. Ball St. at C. Michigan, 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday’s Results No. 10 North Carolina 97, N.C. State 73 No. 12 Duke 65, No. 14 Virginia 55 No. 18 Cincinnati 68, South Florida 54 No. 19 SMU 80, Tulane 75 Seton Hall 87, No. 20 Creighton 81 Arkansas 83, No. 21 South Carolina 76 No. 23 Maryland 74, Northwestern 64 No. 24 Butler 110, St. John’s 86 Thursday’s Games No. 1 Gonzaga vs. San Francisco, 8 p.m. No. 5 Arizona at Washington St., 8 p.m. No. 7 Oregon vs. Utah, 8 p.m. No. 11 Wisconsin at Michigan, 6 p.m. No. 22 Saint Mary’s vs. Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m. Friday’s Schedule No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 1 Gonzaga vs. Pacific, 3 p.m. No. 2 Villanova at Seton Hall, 11:30 a.m. No. 3 Kansas at No. 4 Baylor, noon No. 5 Arizona at Washington, 7 p.m. No. 6 UCLA vs. Southern Cal, 9 p.m. No. 7 Oregon vs. Colorado, 2 p.m. No. 8 Louisville vs. Virginia Tech, noon No. 9 West Virginia vs. Texas Tech, 1 p.m. No. 10 North Carolina vs. No. 14 Virginia, 7:15 p.m. No. 12 Duke vs. Wake Forest, noon No. 13 Kentucky at Georgia, 5 p.m. No. 15 Florida at Mississippi St., 1 p.m. No. 16 Purdue vs. Michigan St., 3 p.m. No. 17 Florida St. at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. No. 18 Cincinnati vs. Tulsa, 11 a.m. No. 19 SMU at Houston, 5 p.m. No. 21 South Carolina at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. No. 22 Saint Mary’s at BYU, 9 p.m. No. 25 Notre Dame at N.C. State, 11 a.m. Sunday’s Games No. 11 Wisconsin vs. No. 23 Maryland, noon No. 20 Creighton vs. Georgetown, 2:30 p.m. No. 24 Butler vs. DePaul, 12:30 p.m.

CLASS 3A Richmond-Burton Regional final Thursday Game 4 at 7 p.m.: (2) Johnsburg vs. (10) Richmond-Burton Chicago Northside Regional final Thursday Game 4 at 7 p.m.: (3) Carmel vs. (6) Woodstock North CLASS 4A Harlem Regional Wednesday (2) Hononegah 52, (7) Huntley 26 (3) Rockford East 62, (5) Belvidere North 54 Friday Game 4 at 7 p.m.: (2) Hononegah vs. (3) Rockford East McHenry Regional final Thursday Game 4 at 7 p.m.: (2) Dundee-Crown vs. (7) Crystal Lake South


Friday Boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central at Dundee-Crown, Hampshire at Crystal Lake South, Huntley at McHenry, Jacobs at Prairie Ridge, Marengo at Harvard, Woodstock North at Woodstock, Johnsburg at Burlington Central, Cary-Grove at Lakes, New Jerusalem at Alden-Hebron, Marian Central at Marian Catholic, 7 p.m.


GENESIS OPEN Site: Los Angeles Course: Riviera Country Club. Yardage: 7,322. Par: 71 Purse: $7 million TV: Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, noon-1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-5 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-5:30 p.m. (CBS) Defending champion: Bubba Watson Last week: Jordan Spieth won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Notes: The field is the strongest of the year, with eight of the top 10 players in the world. Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson are not playing. ... Tiger Woods pulled out of the tournament with ongoing problems with his back. He has not played Riviera since 2006. His foundation now runs the tournament. ... Bubba Watson has not won since Riviera last year. ... A testament to Riviera is that the 72-hole scoring record was set by Lanny Wadkins (264) in 1985. ... Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama each have a mathematical chance to replace Jason Day at No. 1 by winning, depending on how Day plays. Jordan Spieth can only move to No. 2. ... Thomas Pieters is playing on a sponsor’s exemption. He won the NCAA individual title at Riviera when he played for Illinois. ... The Charlie Sifford Memorial exemption was awarded to Kevin Hall, the deaf golfer who played at Ohio State. ... Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia are playing in America for the first time this year. Garcia is coming off a victory in Dubai. Next week: Honda Classic


ISPS HANDA WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPEN Site: Grange, Australia Course: Royal Adelaide Golf Club Purse: $1.3 million (First prize: $195,000) TV: Thursday-Friday, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Haru Nomura Brittany Last tournament: Lincicome won the PureSilk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Notes: Lydia Ko makes her 2017 debut with a new coach (Gary Gilchrist), a new caddie (Gary Matthews) and new clubs (PXG). Her last victory was in July. ... Ariya Jutanugarn also is in the field, one of the strongest ever for this event. ... This is the sixth year the Women’s Australian Open has been an official LPGA Tour event. ... Aditi Ashok and Mariah Stackhouse received sponsor exemptions. ... The LPGA season began in the Bahamas with Lincicome winning, and five Americans finishing in the top five for the first time on the LPGA since the 2011 Canadian Women’s Open. ... Three Australians are among the top 100 in the women’s world ranking – Minjee Lee (17), Karrie Webb (62) and Su Oh (70). Next week: Honda LPGA Thailand

OUTDOORS Steve Sarley ter, and if you are looking to do battle with a Chain trophy muskie, Taurisano is the guy to introduce you to one of them. Call Taurisano at 630-330-9090 or go to My friend Dave Kranz from Dave’s Bait, Tackle and Taxidermy in Crystal Lake is cutting back from his normal 70-hour workweeks. He’ll use the time off to do some guiding. He fishes tournaments on the Fox Chain and Geneva, so I know he is great at those spots. Dave is a great teacher, and I think having him give you lessons for a half day at a place such as Vulcan Lakes in Crystal Lake would make you a better fisherman. Call him at 815-455-2040 for details. You all know Dave can put fish in the boat, but I think it’d be worth it to hire him just for a ride in his brandnew Legend V-20 powered by Mercury 250-horsepower plant trimmed out with all the bells and whistles. What a sweet boat it truly is. Eric Haataja fishes all over the state of Wisconsin and catches fish on every lake and river he hits. I don’t know of anyone who is so well-versed on so many different bodies of water. Eric is always on a hot bite. The problem here is that he usually is booked. Check out Eric on YouTube. His videos are outstanding. Contact Eric at or 414-546-4627. Pat Harrison is fully insured and carries an active captain’s license. Pat has become quite famous for mastering the Chicago River out of downtown Chicago. You’re going to


Continued from page 8 So with the track record Arrieta brings, manager Joe Maddon isn’t worried about any extraneous thoughts creeping into his pitcher’s head. “Honestly, I think it can be a positive for him and for us,” Maddon said. “Obviously, if you’re in that year, you really want to put your best foot forward to attract the best contract the next season. We had our meeting this morning with Jake. I’ve said it all the time. I’m always impressed with our guys when they walk out the door. He was just all about winning. He’s all about making all of his starts. That’s where his mind is at right now. “He’s good. He’s very good. If he makes all of his starts, just that alone is going to mean the numbers are going to be good enough to attract a lot of suitors, I believe. I think he has the right mindset: Let’s go one game at a time. Let’s try to make all of our starts, stay healthy. And if you’re good, the numbers are going to pop.”

be astounded at the number and size of fish in this urban waterway. If you want a memorable trip that is totally unique, let Pat take you for some fast action in the shadows of downtown Chicago’s skyscrapers. Contact Pat through www.patharrisonoutdoors. com or at 847-980-4640. Carl Kaufmann of the appropriately named Carl Kaufmann Guide Service still is booking trips for repeat clients, he just isn’t really looking for new business. He is about as good as it gets on Geneva, so putting your name on his waiting list is not a bad idea. You can reach Carl at 815-338-2475. Phil Piscitello is really good on many waters in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Phil knows how to catch fish. He does a great job on the Fox Chain, Delavan and Geneva, along with many lesser-known lakes. I’ve been out with Phil, and the experiences are always memorable. You can reach him at 847-638-7547 or by email at

FISHING REPORT Northern Illinois: Kranz reports:

“Our goofy weather continues. It’s not winter anymore, but it certainly isn’t spring. For ice fishing, you will have to head north. For open-water fishing, you will have to head south. The only other option is to just wait the weather out. Get your tackle organized and be ready to go when the weather gets right. A few fishermen trying a jig and minnow at the Algonquin and McHenry dams are getting a few walleyes.” Call 815-455-2040 for an updated report.

finding a place to bequeath his tackle someday. “Steve: Thank you for getting my search some exposure to your readers. Unfortunately, the phrasing made it sound like my demise is imminent, which could not be further from the truth. I have every intention of continuing to haunt the lakes, rivers and ponds of the area for many years to come. This is simply a step in the planning process, similar to drawing up a will.” Thanks, Tom. I’m sorry that I made it sound like you were heading for a premature demise. Glad to have you around for many years to come. In a similar vein, reader Mike Scharf wrote, “Hi Steve, I saw your column today and the request from Tom Brink regarding disposition of old fishing tackle upon his death. I also read in today’s paper that the Prairie Ridge High School Bass Fishing team is having their first meeting today. Perhaps donating fishing tackle to the local high school fishing team would be a good plan? I have a similar question regarding firearms. I have a small collection of shotguns I inherited from my dad, plus some newer models of my own. My wife and I are planning on updating our wills soon and I would like to include some instructions regarding both fishing and hunting gear for my heirs to make it easy for them. I realize there are likely many restrictions concerning transfer of firearms making donations more complex and difficult than fishing gear. Any thoughts?” The floor is now open. Any ideas, my friends?

NEWS AND NOTES Clarification: Tom Brink replied

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the year before, too.” “Obviously, it was hard,” he said. “When you get traded over here, you’re supposed to be the everyday catcher. And then you come here and you’re platooning, and then it wasn’t even a fair platoon because (Jon) Lester was pitching, and [David Ross] has his personal catcher. There were times where I didn’t catch for four days. It’s hard to keep a momentum going as a hitter. You go one day and get three hits, and then you’re benched for the next four? How are you supposed to keep a streak going? It’s tough. “But it’s what it is. I got over with it last year, the year before. It’s a new year, a new adventure, I guess. We’ll see what happens.”

to my wording about his request for

At the Cubs convention in January, I asked Arrieta about being able to test the free-agent market. He was drafted in 2007 by the Orioles and endured some career ups and downs before turning his career around with the Cubs. “As a player, you’re told where you’re going to play your whole career until free agency,” he said. “So that’s a nice aspect of it, to be able to decide for once where you want to go, but this is a pretty good place to play. There are some great cities out there, some good teams, but I’m not worried about that now. I’m trying to be a good teammate and perform to the best of my ability for these guys for another season, and then we’ll go from there.” Still, there’s that tug that comes from being a Cub. “I’ll always feel a part of this organization for the rest of my life because I came over here in ’13 and turned my career around, won a Cy Young, threw a couple no-hitters, won a World Series,” he said. “So that’s going to be hard to top wherever I go, if I leave. Yeah, I’ll feel a part of this city and this organization for a long time.”

Continued from page 8 “But I honestly don’t believe that he is all that upset about anything either. It’s one of those things that sometimes gets overmade, overblown. I understand that it reads well. But at the end of the day, man, I have a lot of respect for him. He’s a big part of what we’re going to do again this year. And he was so large in our success at the end of last season. Listen, man, we do not win the ring without him.” Montero, who is signed through the end of this season, came to the Cubs in December 2014 in a trade with Arizona. On Wednesday, he termed his role as “backup last year and

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I guess the best thing we can do during this period of no ice fishing and no open-water fishing is to start planning our outings for the upcoming season. Besides, I am tired of arranging and sorting all my tackle already. This is going to be a great year. I can feel it in my bones. Every year I issue a list of guides whom I feel I can recommend. I always say that there is no better way to learn a body of water than by spending a day in the boat of a professional, and this year I feel no differently. Once you learn a body of water, you can go back again and again to catch more fish. A guided trip will make you a better fisherman, not only on the lake the guide takes you, but make you a better fisherman in general. The use of a guide truly is worth the expenditure. My list of guides always has covered guides who worked on waters within a reasonable drive for most of us. I’ll start my list this week and finish it next week. Spence Petros guides on Delavan and Geneva from the opening of the Wisconsin season until the end of June. That’s it. He usually is 100 percent booked, but it is worth making the call if only to be put on his waiting list. The number of fish he and his clients put in the boat on a daily basis is totally extraordinary. A hundred bass? A definite possibility. You can call the Hall of Famer at 815-455-7770 or check Chris Taurisano runs T-Bone Guide Service and specializes in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin waters. Chris has found the top of his game in recent years and has attracted quite a large following. He knows the Fox Chain as well as any guide on the wa-

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Free agency brings mix of emotions for Arrieta By BRUCE MILES MESA, Ariz. – Jake Arrieta is entering the point in his career that every athlete looks at with a flood of emotions and thoughts: the free-agent year, or the “walk” year. At 31 years old, the Cubs righthander for the first time can determine his place of employment at the end of the 2017 season. Of course, there is the prospect of Arrieta cashing in big, either with the Cubs or some other team, based on how he does this season. That alone is enough to excite anybody about free agency. But also tugging at Arrieta are the friendships and relationships he has made in Chicago as he collected a Cy Young Award and a World Series title. “Time flies really quickly,” he said Wednesday as Cubs pitchers and catchers held their first formal workouts of spring training. “It feels like only a few months ago that I was traded over here and starting my career as a Cub in 2013. We’ve had some incredible expe-

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Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta runs during a spring training workout Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. Arrieta is scheduled to become a free agent after this season. riences with this organization. “I don’t want to see that time come to an end, my time as a Cub. Unfortunately, the business side of the game shows its head every once in a while. But I still think there are opportunities and chances that we can have good conversations as far as an extension is concerned and see if we can get something worked out.” Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer

No drama on deck for Maddon or Montero

said Wednesday there was nothing new to report on a contract extension for Arrieta, who will make $15.6 million this season. Arrieta has made plenty of money in his career, which is why he said the impending free agency won’t be a distraction. “Once you get to a certain point in your career financially, it’s a little easier to put that out of mind,” he said. “Financially, it’s not a big worry for myself individually. The less of a distraction that can play on the team and on everyone in this clubhouse the better.” Arrieta has been very good for the Cubs since they obtained him from Baltimore along with reliever Pedro Strop in July 2013 as part of trade that sent pitcher Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to the Orioles. As a Cub, Arrieta is 54-21 with a 2.52 ERA. Since the beginning of his Cy Young season in 2015, he has gone 40-14 with a 2.39 ERA. He has tossed a pair of no-hitters in that time and held opposing hitters to a .189 batting average.

MESA, Ariz. – Cubs manager Joe Maddon insists there is no problem between him and veteran catcher Miguel Montero. In an interview after the Cubs won the World Series last fall, Montero expressed unhappiness over how he was used in the postseason, with rookie Willson Contreras and David Ross getting increased playing time at his expense. “I have nothing to clear the air about, personally,” Maddon said Wednesday after Cubs pitchers and catchers held their first formal workout of spring training. “I know that he was not happy with the role that he had had in the playoffs. We had discussed everything prior to that. I am always open to discussion.

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Holland brings personality to Sox’s clubhouse By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN

Derek Holland’s goals are to pitch deep into games, log 200 innings and help his new team, the White Sox, win some of them. The Sox signed the 30-year-old lefthander to pick up a chunk of the innings that otherwise would have been eaten up by Chris Sale. For what it’s worth, in the weeks since Holland appeared at SoxFest and now at the outset of spring training, it has become obvious to fans and media the Sox also have a big, engaging presence. “The main thing is, you gotta have fun and enjoy yourself,” Holland said. When Holland made calls to Sox season-ticket holders from Guaranteed Rate Field last month, he dipped into his cache of impersonations to entertain: Harry Caray, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cleveland from “Family Guy,” Kermit

the Frog. For a team that figures, in a rebuilding phase, to be on the losing side of most games, it can’t hurt to have a few laughs. Holland will be good for that. “I just have a personality,” Holland said. “I want to live my life, have fun, enjoy myself and play the game of baseball at the same time.” On Sunday night, Holland and teammate Tommy Kahnle attended Royal Rumble, a WWE elimination Derek Holland chamber event in Phoenix. He bought replica championship belts for two kids sitting by them, one a Make-A-Wish beneficiary. That’s just how he rolls. During a group media session Wednesday, Holland joked about not remembering new teammates’ names, gave a cameraman a hard time for moving around and said he whis-

pered “reunited and it feels so good” in catcher Geovany Soto’s ear (the two were teammates with the Rangers). Manager Rick Renteria said Holland’s presence is good for the comfort levels of all those young Sox players. “I think it’s awesome,” Renteria said. “As we get to know him a little bit more, we are going to take advantage of it, exploit it a little bit. He’s a happygo-lucky guy. (And) very focused, very intent on his work. He knows what he wants to do. He’s been around. We’ll take advantage of it and use it to liven up the clubhouse a little bit.” First and foremost, Holland wants to liven up his numbers after going 7-9 with a 4.95 ERA over 1071/3 innings last season for the Rangers. Knee and shoulder problems limited him to 37 innings in 2014 (1.46 ERA) and 582/3 in 2015 (4.91 ERA). “Man, I feel great,” said Holland, who pitched to a 3.42 ERA in 213 innings in 2013 and a 3.95 ERA (going

16-5) in 198 innings in 2011. “I mean, I don’t know how to realy describe it without sounding crazy, but I feel awesome. I want to use some crazy words to describe it, but I have to remember I’m with the media.” Holland signed a one-year deal for $6 million, choosing the Sox over the Pirates. Discussions with pitch Don Cooper helped him make the decision. “Coop just kept nailing me,” Holland said, “saying, ‘There’s some things I want to work on, I know what we can get right. I saw some things.’ We just kept talking about stuff, and I know these are things I need to get back on track and to be successful. And that was it. “Once he started hammering down on me, I was like, ‘All right, we’re going with the White Sox.’ Plus I’m a very sporty person, and [Chicago] is a sports town, too. I came from a sports town (Dallas), and this is another great sports town. That also played a factor.”




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Read our reviews of “Sweeney Todd” at Paramount and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” at the Metropolis.

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



A look at an upcoming Rattle the Walls concert for social justice in McHenry and a listing of concerts and bands coming to McHenry County in the coming weeks.



A Woodstock Batman fan who’s researched the superhero for years co-authored a new coffee table book about the classic 1960s television series. He offers some interesting facts about the show. Plus, who’s your favorite Batman? A top 10 list of actors who’ve worn the cape for fans. Yes, Lego Batman makes the list.


DEPARTMENTS Concerts & Bands..........................................10 Go Guide...........................................................8 Movies.............................................................15 On the Cover..................................................12 Planit 10............................................................6 On Stage...........................................................4

ON THE COVER Adam West was the original Batman, portraying the caped crusader in the classic 1960s ABC television series. Photo provided

Paul-Jordan Jansen plays Sweeney Todd in Paramount Theatre’s “Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Photo provided courtesy of Liz Lauren

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Paul-Jordan Jansen plays Sweeney Todd, and Emily Rohm is the Beggar Woman in Paramount Theatre’s “Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Photo provided courtesy of Liz Lauren


Not a weak link in brilliant ‘Sweeney Todd’ at Paramount REVIEWS Regina M. Belt-Daniels

“Sweeney Todd” is not to everyone’s taste, yet it is considered a definitive American Musical Masterpiece. Suffice to say, the Paramount audience that cheered the show’s title announcement, applauded every single number and gave a well-deserved 5-minute standing ovation appreciates why. As critic Bob Hoose appropriately stated, “ ‘Sweeney Todd’ is a cautionary tale. One sinful choice can trigger an avalanche of revenge and retribution that destroys everyone involved, even the innocent.” Sweeney Todd first appeared as a villain in 1846’s “The String of Pearls,” a penny dreadful series, quickly becoming a staple of Victorian melodramas and London urban legends. In the 1970s, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler wrote their immortal musical tour de force, which went on to win eight Tonys in 1979 and four more in 1990, when it was revived on Broadway. And now, the amazingly gifted atistic director/choreographer Jim Corti has mounted a stellar production at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. The Johnny Depp/Tim Burton film probably brought further recognition of the weary barber, Benjamin Barker, who has returned to London after a 15-

year trumped-up exile to Botany Bay. It seems the evil Judge Turpin had designs on Barker’s beautiful wife (“there was a barber and his wife, she was his reason and his life”). Seeking revenge, Barker reinvents himself as Sweeney Todd and establishes a tonsorial parlor above Mrs. Lovett’s disgusting meat pie shop on Fleet Street. And thus the tale unfolds... The technical aspects of this production are as brilliant as the cast. The musical score is luscious, beautiful and memorably performed by Paramount’s live 19-piece orchestra, conducted by Tom Vendafreddo. The series of scaffolds, grilled cages and three-story platforms compose the set designed by Jeffrey D. Kmiec, who creates a masterful depiction of everything from the squalid London streets to Mrs. Lovett’s abode and bakehouse. I applaud the freshness of the infamous chair (no spoiler alerts), the bakehouse and the use of characters to seamlessly deliver props. Costumes designed by Theresa Ham are brocades, lush, lacy and dark representations of the Victorian times; and it all is gorgeously illuminated by lighting designers Nick Belley and Jesse King, with special effects by designer Patrick Ham. Paul Jordan Jansen is Sweeney Todd. He not only is a superbly powerful actor who seduces us with his descent into torment as the Demon Barber, but his operatic range vocals are exquisite and heartfelt. Bri Sudia as Mrs. Lovett is a matching powerhouse to Jansen’s Todd. She provides much comic relief in her

WHEN: Through March 19 WHERE: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora COST & INFO: Rate PG 13 with a running time of 2 hours, 40 minutes with one intermisison. Tickets range in cost from $44 to $59 at 630-896-6666 or desperate bids to gain Sweeney’s love and financial success in the meat pie business, and can she ever interpret a song. Patrick Rooney (Anthony) and Cecilia Iole (Johanna) are beautiful in voice and appearance as the young lovers; Anthony Norman’s Toby is an innocent delight even while being mistreated by the boastful Pirelli (Matt Deitch). Larry Adams’ Judge Turpin and Craig Underwood’s Beadle are the evil well-sung slimy characters you expect, and Emily Rohm’s Beggar Woman is extraordinary. A gallery of superbly acted characters. The supporting 16-member ensemble, 13 making their Paramount debuts (lucky them!) and three returning veterans, are strong and vibrant both visually and vocally. There is not a weak link anywhere in this cast, folks. Having been in and seen many productions of “Sweeney Todd” from Woodstock to London, without question, this is the best production I’ve seen to date. What Paramount offers is simply spectacular and probably very soon to be sold out. Attend the tale of “Sweeney Todd,” my friends, before it’s too late.

• Regina Belt-Daniels is a working actress and director who began her career onstage in 1985 at the Woodstock Opera House. Currently serving on the Raue Center for the Arts board, she also is a lifetime member of TownSquare Players and a retired District 47 teacher.


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David Stobbe and Aurora Real De Asua star in “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” running through March 18 at the Metropolis in Arlington Heights. Photo provided

A well-executed ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ at Metropolis REVIEWS Regina M. Belt-Daniels My director friend, Michael, always called “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” a “three-headache play.” Part comical, part absurdist and always billed as a modern masterpiece, all I know is it’s a three-act combination mash-up romp of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” It also launched the career of author/playwright Tom Stoppard in the 1960s. The title is taken directly from the final scene of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” and the plot is inherently simple: the two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, are tasked with discovering childhood friend Hamlet’s vengeful intentions and then are charged by Claudius to escort the Danish prince to the king of England. Of course, there’s a letter to be delivered that states “kill Hamlet,” and the two become caught in an odd scheme that involves both pirates and a craftily switched letter. But the plot is confounded with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s memory lapses, Stoppard’s philosophical interjections on randomness and death, questioning

“ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD” WHEN: Through March 18 WHERE: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights COST & INFO: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, become the stars in this comical absurdist delight, acclaimed as a modern masterpiece. Three acts, with two intermissions. Tickets: $38. Tickets and information: or 847-577-2121. interruptions, silence and confusingly verbal volleys and word games (it is Stoppard after all). The supporting players of “Hamlet,” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, are now the superstars. Hamlet has a minor part, mostly dashing in and out. For assistance on just how to handle their confounding situation, the two turn to the Player, the leader of the Tragedian troupe that comes to entertain Hamlet and the court with its presentation of “The Murder of Gonzago.” The Player has a recogniz-

able talent of stage experiences and Socrates to call up in his attempt to help. Director Josh Sobel’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” is a fast-paced, energetic and well-executed production. Everyone gets to stride the boards on a very utilitarian and extremely clever set designed by Adam Liston; the lighting design by Chelsea Lynn is a visual pleasure of shades of blues, garnets and mauves illuminating that set. And what a cast! (Thank you, resident casting director Robin Hughes.) The Tragedians (Madeline Bunke, Josh Carroll, Margaret Garofalo, Maddie Sachs and Peter Danger Wilde) mug, enact and prance delightfully upon the Player’s (a masterful, handsome basso fundo Christopher Walsh) command. Hamlet (the facile Ryan Duncan), Gertrude (Amy Gorelow), Claudius (Douglas Bryan Bean) and Polonius (George Manisco) make brief appearances with lifted dialogue provided by Shakespeare. But it is clearly David Strobbe, as Rosencrantz, and Aurora Real De Asua, as Guildenstern, who both anchor and drive this production. Their exquisite rapport and skilled, flawless delivery of an amazing amount of complex lines is a commendable act of perceptive casting and direction. Going against traditional male casting, De Asua’s Guildenstern is a spitfire, a

lean, angry thinker and a believer in stark reality. Strobbe’s Rosencrantz is a softer, at times bumbling, simpleminded character. Both actors are astoundingly good. It is a little disconcerting about what lies ahead when the Metropolis’ executive director Joe Keefe precedes the show with an acknowledgment that “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” is the most abstract and lengthier production than usually done at the Metropolis. Keefe also encourages the audience to read the playbill summary so you can understand and follow what goes on in the play. Perhaps Guildenstern sums it up best: “What a fine persecution to be kept intrigued without every quite being enlightened.” Nonetheless, this “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” is a superbly well-done production of a play that won four Tony Awards and is about to be remounted in a 50th anniversary celebration at the Old Vic in London. Do not fear this first-class production at the Metropolis.

• Regina Belt-Daniels is a working actress and director who began her career onstage in 1985 at the Woodstock Opera House. Currently serving on the Raue Center for the Arts board, she also is a lifetime member of TownSquare Players and a retired District 47 teacher.



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WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 17 WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: A Chicago native, Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which spawned four Top 5 singles, including the charttopping “Hold on to the Nights.” His follow-up, 1989’s “Repeat Offender,” was even more successful, with hits like “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” He continued a seven-year string of hits that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. Marx launched a second, successful incarnation as a songwriter and producer, with songs like “To Where You Are,” the first hit single from Josh Groban’s debut album, as well as the NSYNC smash, “This I Promise You.” Tickets start at $49. Limited seats available. Tickets and information: www.


WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18-19 WHERE: Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Featuring displays of home improvement products and services presented by local and national experts for the freshest ideas in remodeling, repairing and beautifying your home. There also will be wine tastings, a sampling of artisan teas and live cooking demonstrations. Free admission. Information: 630-953-2500 or



WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 18 WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: A parody on love, friendship and shoes. Starring Kerry Ipema (right), this loving tribute and send-up takes audiences through a laughter-infused version of all six seasons of the television show. There will be puns, cosmopolitans and audience participation. Tickets start at $20. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.



WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 WHERE: Crystal Lake Central High School Auditorium, 17 W. Franklin Ave., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: The Crystal Lake Central Laughletes will be performing improv and sketch comedy. Directed by Central teacher Craig Kingston. The group was featured on WGN. Tickets: $5 adults, $8 adult couples; $3 students, $4 student couples. Information: or



WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 18 WHERE: Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road, McHenry COST & INFO: Inaugural concert of a group of musical activists to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) organization in the name of social justice. Among the performers will be organizer Forrest Ransburg, music director at Tree of LIfe, voice and guitar duo Jesse Lyons and Jordon Knudson, Cassandra Vohs-Demann, Carrie McDonald (above), classical soprano Dana Vetter, oboist Jen Gardner, contemporary multi-instrumentalist Devin Fanslow and the Tree of Life Choir. Donations accepted. Refreshments available. For more on the event, see page 10. Information: 815-322-2464 or


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WHEN: 3 p.m. Feb. 19 WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. COST & INFO: Award-winning radio and TV news anchor/reporter at WGN Radio and WGN TV, Andrea Darlas (above, left), and stand-up comedian and host of “The Patti Vasquez Show” on Chicago’s WGN Radio, Patti Vasquez (above, right), will sit down to talk about women in the fields of broadcasting and comedy. Tickets: $15. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or



WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 18 WHERE: Joe Diamond Studio Series, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake COST & INFO: 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 to the show. Tickets: $25 to $100. Tickets and information: 815-347-5481 or



WHEN: 5 & 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Concert featuring the bands and choirs of Crystal Lake Central High School. Tickets: $13. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.



WHEN: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Feb. 18 WHERE: St. John Lutheran Church Activity Center, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin COST & INFO: Fundraiser for Butter, a Golden Retriever K-9 comfort dog, hosted by The Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance. Admission: $8 members, $10 seniors, $12 nonmembers. Donations for the church food pantry requested. Information: 847-639-8699, or



WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 16 WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: 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

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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: 847-347-6632 or “ADAM & EVE,” through Feb. 25, Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock. Curated by J + K Isacson, the national exhibit features figurative nude works, landscapes and other art relating to beauty, innocence, relationship and the loss of it. Free admission. Information: “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. Free. Information: 815-479-5779 or McHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY EXHIBIT, through Feb. 28, McHenry County College Art Galleries, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Featuring the “New Work” faculty art exhibit on display in Gallery One and Gallery Two. Selected works from the MCC Permanent Art Collection also will be on display through Feb. 11 in the Epping Gallery in the bookstore hallway. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Information: 815-455-8785 or “JOAN” – A MUSICAL PREMIER, through Feb. 26, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. A 15th century peasant girl guided by “divine voices” and with almost no training or understanding of military tactics was able to lead the French army to victory at Orleans, drive the English from her country and almost single-handedly crown the Dauphin Charles VII the rightful King of France. Presented by The Sigman Brothers. Schedule: 8 p.m. Feb. 17 & 24; 3 & 8 p.m. Feb. 18 & 25; 3 p.m. Feb. 19 & 26. Tickets: $23 adults, $21 students, $19 seniors. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or “FLARES” STUDENT PAINTING EXHIBITION, through March 3, Woodstock Courthouse Satellite Gallery inside the Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock. Hosted by the McHenry County College Art Department featuring the work of six advanced painting students of instructor Mark Arctander. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 815-479-7623 or

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CREATIVE LIVING SERIES: DAVID CATLIN, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 16, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Presented by the Woodstock Fine Arts Association. Actor, playwright, director and teacher Catlin is a founding ensemble member of Lookingglass, a theater company that has created and produced more than 50 world premieres. Tickets: $25 all seats. Information: or SCREENING OF “HOMETOWN HABITAT,” 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16, Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. The film features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscap-

Dr. Emma Brookner (Monica Hauschild) explains her diagnosis to Felix Turner (Robert Morvay), Ned Weeks (Jake Seeyle) and Ben Weeks (Gary Mackowiak) in “The Normal Heart.” Photo provided

“THE NORMAL HEART” WHEN: March 9-25 WHERE: Black Box Theatre in Building E, off parking lot C at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake COST & INFO Presented as part of a 50th anniversary season at MCC, “The Normal Heart” is a Tony Award-winning play originally presented in 1985 as a searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Contains adult language and subject matter. Schedule: March 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 for students, MCC employees, seniors and alumni and $15 for general public. For reservations, call 815-455-8746 or email ing sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. A presentation by Sarah Michehl on the Conservation@ Home program follows the screening. Free for county residents, $5 for nonresidents. Information: 815-479-5779 or “EDISON, THE BROTHERS LUMIERE AND THE BIRTH OF MOTION PICTURES,” 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16, McHenry Public Library, 809 Front St., McHenry. Presenter Craig Pierce takes you back 120 years to the birth of motion pictures. Discover rare clips of the earliest motion pictures ever made. Learn how inventors such as Edison and the Lumiere brothers established the path leading to today’s blockbusters. For ages 18 and older. Free. Information: 815-3850036 or WSR COMEDY SKETCH & IMPROV SHOW, 8 p.m. Feb. 16, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Presented every third Thursday by the William Street Repertory’s Comedy Improv Troupe. A mixed set based on audience suggestions and original sketches. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or

FEB. 17 “THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD,” 7 p.m. Feb. 17 and 2 & 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock. Presented by Woodstock North High School Theatre. Feb. 18 events include a 1 p.m. free Fun Faire and a 7 p.m. pajama party. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Information: www.wnhstheatre. com. Tickets: 815-334-2127 or woodstocknorth. “THE PAJAMA GAME,” 7 p.m. Feb. 17-18, Marian Central Catholic High School, 1001 McHenry Ave., Woodstock. Marian Central’s winter musical about the workers at Sleep Tite Pajama Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa who are fighting for a pay raise. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Tickets and information: 815-338-4220 or www. “HA HA LAND” IMPROV SHOW, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17, Crystal

Lake Central High School Auditorium, 17 W. Franklin Ave., Crystal Lake. The Crystal Lake Central Laughletes, a student improv and sketch comedy group, will perform. Directed by CLC teacher Craig Kingston. Featured on WGN. Tickets: $5 adults, $8 adult couples; $3 students, $4 student couples. Information: clcimprov or

FEB. 18 WINTERFEST HOME & BUSINESS EXPO, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18, Jacobs High School, 2601 Bunker Hill Drive, Algonquin. Hosted by the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce. Featuring all the elements of a community home and business expo that people have come to expect, Kids Corner by Home Depot, dog show by Cardunal Obedience, dog training school, food and more. Free admission. Information: 847-658-5300 or www. CRYSTAL LAKE HOME & GARDEN SHOW, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18-19, Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. Featuring displays of home improvement products and services presented by local and national experts. There also will be live cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and more. Free admission. Information: 630-953-2500 or CROSS-COUNTRY CANDLELIGHT SKI OR HIKE, 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 18, Rush Creek Conservation Area, 20501 McGuire Road, Harvard. Hosted by the McHenry County Conservation District. Free. Information: 815-338-6223 or www. JOE DIAMOND STUDIO SERIES: THE 13TH HOUR, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 18, Joe Diamond Studio Series, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. A journey through the unknown. The details of this new psychic show are being kept a complete secret. Only 13 people will be admitted to each show. Tickets: $25 to $100. Tickets and information: 815347-5481 or

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Continued from page 8 BUTTER THE COMFORT DOG CHARITY DANCE, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Feb. 18, St. John Lutheran Church Activity Center, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Fundraiser in honor of Butter, a Golden Retriever K-9 comfort dog, hosted by The Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance. A free Rumba dance lesson taught by Frank and Jackie Penze. Music provided by DJ Dr. Rod. Dress code is dressy casual. No jeans or gym shoes. Cake, coffee and prizes. Admission: $8 members, $10 seniors, $12 nonmembers. Doors open 7:15 p.m. Donations for the church food pantry requested. Information: 847-639-8699, www.dancefoxvalley. org or “ONE WOMAN SEX AND THE CITY,” 8 p.m. Feb. 18, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. A parody on love, friendship and shoes. Tickets start at $20. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or

FEB. 23 11TH ANNUAL CENTEGRA HEALTH STRONG WOMAN EVENT, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Holiday Inn, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. Hosted by Centegra Health System with screenings, speakers, interactive booths, healthy lunch and more. Keynote speaker will be New York Times best-selling author Kelly Corrigan. Raffles and giveaways. All attendees receive a $10 gift card to Algonquin Commons. Registration fee: $10 a person. Register at healthstrong or call 877-236-8347. SHROUD OF TURIN EXHIBIT, noon through 8 p.m. Feb. 23-24, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Community Center, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Featuring the work of scientists who have spent more than 25 years researching the Holy Shroud. Free. Information: 815-455-5400 or www.

FEB. 19 BIRD WALK, 8 a.m. Feb. 19, McHenry Dam, McHenry Dam Road off River Road, McHenry. Walk is about 2 miles and is led by McHenry County Audubon members. Bring binoculars and field guides or borrow from the leaders. Free. Registration required. Information: 815-344-1294 or ARTFUL WOMEN: ANDREA DARLAS & PATTI VASQUEZ, 3 p.m. Feb. 19, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Award-winning radio and TV news anchor/reporter at WGN Radio and WGN TV, Andrea Darlas, and stand-up comedian Patti Vasquez, host of the “Patti Vasquez Show” on Chicago’s WGN Radio, talk about women in the fields of broadcasting and comedy. Tickets: $15. Tickets and

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munity. Featuring world-renowned speaker, author and singer, Carla Harris, who will share her “Pearls of Wisdom.” Event includes lunch and raffles. Tickets: $45 a person. Tickets and information: 815-271-5444, or www. “4TH FRIDAYS” AT THE STARLINE, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24, The Starline Factory, 300 W. Front St., Harvard. Featuring a juried mixed art exhibit, photo contest, solo artist exhibit, open artist studios, people’s choice voting and live music. Cost: $10 cash at the door. Children ages 17 and younger free when accompanied by an adult. Information: 815-347-8535, or “PIPPIN,” Feb. 24 through March 4, Crystal Lake South High School, Crystal Lake. Presented by Crystal Lake South Theatre. A prince learns the true meaning of

glory, love and war in this iconic musical allegory. Schedule: 7 p.m. Feb. 24-25; 7 p.m. March 2-3; 2 & 7 p.m. March 4. CLS activity passes accepted at the door. Tickets: $10 at Information: 815-893-5199.

FEB. 25 “LIFE IS A JOURNEY” EXPO, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25, McHenry High School West Campus, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry. A showcase of local services and products hosted by the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce. The expo also will offer entertainment for all ages, children’s activities, inflatables, food, cash giveaways and more. Free admission. Information: 815-385-4300 or

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information: 815-356-9212 or WILLIAMS STREET REPERTORY AUDITIONS, Feb. 19-21, 140 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Williams Street Repertory, the professional in-house theater company for the Raue Center for the Arts, is looking for actors for the summer and fall 2017-2018 season. General auditions for “Guys and Dolls” and “Little Shop of Horrors” are scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 19, 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21. Information: “Play with us” at


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Inspired by the recent election, a group of musicians hope to send a message with their music, hosting a Feb. 18 Rattle the Walls concert in McHenry. The concert, slated from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, will feature contemporary art music, jazz, pop and classical selections in an effort “to bring music to a world that needs music, to give aid to those in need of aid and stand tall against those who need to be stood up to.” There is no admission cost, but those who attend are asked to make donations to the American Civil Liberties Union. After the election, Forrest Ransburg, the music director at Tree of Life, and a group of friends and colleagues felt the need to do something. They formed Rattle the Walls, described as an organization of accomplished musicians, with plans to bring chapters of the organization and events to places throughout the Midwest. “The thing we all knew we had to offer was our music and our art, and we figured why not put it to good use,” said Ransburg, a Chicago resident and contemporary art music multi-instrumentalist. “We just really want to be able to do

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Following is a list of area concerts and band performances in the coming weeks.


CRYSTAL LAKE CENTRAL MUSIC SHOWCASE, 5 & 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Concert featuring the bands and choirs of Crystal Lake Central High School. Tickets: $13. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or JAZZ ON THE SQUARE JAM SESSION, 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 17, 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: RICHARD MARX, 8 p.m. Feb. 17, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. A Chicago native, Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.Tickets start at $49. Limited seats available. Tickets and information: MARINA ALYSE, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, The Listening Room, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Alyse, a pop singer/songwriter from Lake in the Hills, will perform covers and songs from an upcoming EP. Her latest single, “Angel of Light,” was released Jan. 20. She is working on the

RATTLE THE WALLS WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 18 WHERE: Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road, McHenry COST & INFO: A benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union organization. Donations accepted. Refreshments available to help defer expenses of the program. Information: 815-322-2464 or something positive and have a positive impact and bring the community together to raise money for what we think are political causes,” he said. He will be joined on stage by Jesse Lyons and Jordan Knudson, a voice and guitar duo from Chicago; singer/ EP with four-time Emmy-nominated producer Roger Adler. Tickets: $10. Tickets and information: www. TRIADD BAND, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Galati’s Hideaway, 800 Feinberg Court, Cary. Featuring danceable classic rock to current with emphasis on pro-vocal harmonies. Information: MARK & JIM, 9 p.m. Feb. 18, Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington. An acoustic duo playing the best of classic rock. Free. Information: www. RYAN TUCKER’S SENIOR PIANO RECITAL, 4 p.m. Feb. 19, First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. Tucker attends Prairie Ridge High School. The recital is a culmination and celebration of his achievments in music. The public is invited to attend this free event. Information: 815-459-6010 or JIM AND JUSTIN, 9 p.m. Feb. 23, Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen, 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake. An acoustic duo from the Chicago area mixing all genres from Tom Petty and Paul Simon to Taio Cruz and Mumford & Sons. Information: OFF SQUARE MUSIC OPEN MIC NIGHT, 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 24, Stage Left Café, 125 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Hosted the second and fourth Friday of every month. Performers play three songs, or 15 minutes, whichever comes first. To play at an open mic night, call Keith at 815-338-5164 or email offsquare@gmail. com. Featured performers take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Anderlik, Otto & Church is the featured performer Feb. 24. Information: IVY FORD BAND, 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 24, Park Place Banquets, 406 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. A blues show. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Includes a cash bar. Tickets cost $10 at the door. Information: 815-477-5871 or

songwriter Cassandra Vohs-Demann of Woodstock; vocalist Carrie MacDonald of McHenry; classical soprano Dana Vetter of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; oboist Jen Gardner of Chicago; jazz and contemporary multiinstrumentalist Devin Fanslow of Chicago; multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Mula of Chicago; and the Tree of Life Choir, which recently toured in Europe. The goal was to make the event both diverse and inclusive, Ransburg said, with musicians of all different backgrounds and levels participating. Future events will benefit other nonprofit causes working for social justice, he said. “Yes, we are trying to raise money, but we also are trying to build community and put a little good in the world in the hope something comes back,” he said. Those who attend can make donations in the form of personal checks made out to ACLU, a cash amount or a printed confirmation of an online donation in any amount. The event will include adult beverages, coffee and soft drinks, as well as baked goods for sale to help defer expenses of the program. For information, call 815-322-2464, email office@treeoflifeuu. org or visit or www. Tree of Life also plans to host a Poets in Resistance reading and rally March 10 at the church. AN EVENING OF PERCUSSION, 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. A sixth annual fundraiser featuring the Crystal Lake Strikers All-Star Drumline. Tickets: $15. Tickets and information:, www.rauecenter. org or 815-356-9212. RACHEL BARTON PINE, 8 p.m. Feb. 25, the Listening Room at Lakeside Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. World-renowned Pine premieres “American Partitas” on her solo violin. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Tickets and information: or 815-455-8000. MCC MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26, McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Featured performers include Michael Bazan, Rebecca Chu, Pat Gaughan, Russ Henning, Michael Hillstrom, Paige Lush, Chris Ray and Tara Singer. Free. Information: 815-479-7814 or

REGIONAL ARCADA THEATRE, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Schedule: 8 p.m. Feb. 17, The Musical Box with “Selling England by the Pound”; 8 p.m. Feb. 18, The Musical Box with “The Black Show.” Ticket prices vary per event. Tickets and information: 630-962-7000 or ELIMINATOR & HEARTACHE TONIGHT, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. Eliminator has played for more than 25 years recreating a ZZ Top concert experience. From the guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” Heartache Tonight delivers a true Eagles concert experience. Tickets: $15. Information:

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To the Batcave!

Woodstock Batman fan co-authors book on the classic television series


Story by JAMI KUNZER •

obert Garcia of Woodstock takes readers to the Batcave, the Batmobile and everywhere else on the set of the classic “Batman” television series with a new coffee table book. Wonder how that carnival look of the 1960s show was created? Among other things, they color coordinated the lights to bring out the color in the costumes. It was green and lavender for The Joker. The Riddler? “His green was much more prominent,” Garcia said. Many of his never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes photographs – depicting everything from the creation of the show in 1966 through its production of 120 episodes in three seasons – along with information garnered from Garcia’s interviews with most of those involved with the series create an indepth overview of the show. It’s one for the true fans, said Garcia, who was Adam West and Burt Ward’s screen asked to create the test was done in full costume, with book – released a Batcave full of “borrowed” equipin November – by ment from “Lost in Space.” Titan Books based on work he’d done with Desris in the 1990s for “Cinefantastique,” a horror, fantasy and science fiction film magazine. The two collaborated on an extensive “Cinefantastique” cover story about the “Batman” TV show and have become known as experts on the subject, with Desris also writing about Batman for numerous books and magazines and his nowsold collection – “somebody eventually gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse” – featured on radio and television and in newspapers and magazines worldwide. “We generated so much material, we thought, ‘This isn’t all going to fit [in an article]. We should do a book,’ ” said Desris, who remembers collecting The Batmobile once had an accomic books cident as it was being unloaded for and Batman a car show. It got loose and rolled bubble gum into a parked car. The owner of the cards and clipdamaged car laughingly refused the ping out the offer to fix it. How many people can Batman comic say they had a collision with the strip in The Batmobile?! Chicago Tribune

Garcia’s research spans Favorite Batman? years, with his knowledge – in • For a look at the Top 10 the words of Robin – just callBatman actors, according to The ing for a “holy” in front of it. Washington Post, see page 14. He co-authored “Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series” with Joe Desris of Kenosha, Wisconsin, known as having had one of the largest Batman collections ever amassed.

as a kid, clips he still has today. “We have the equivalent of a three-volume set,” he said of the material he and Garcia have gathered. “I think people will Julie Newmar altered her Catwoman see things they costume herself to be more flattering. haven’t seen before and maybe be able to read stories they haven’t heard before [in the new book].” The two have followed Batman since those campy television years through his darker days in a trilogy starring Christian Bale to today’s box office-leading “Lego Batman.” (Garcia, by the way, didn’t

expect to appreciate the latest Batman rendition. He was wrong. Seeing it with his wife this week, he said, “We laughed so much we couldn’t hear all the rapid-fire There are more than 400 “Holy ---” dialogue.”) by Robin in the series, and every The depictions, one of them is in the book. for the most part, all reflect the Batmans before them, Garcia said, with the darker Batman growing out of fans’ aversion to the more light-hearted depiction in the series. Still, it all began with Adam West’s portrayal of Batman in that original television series. “Before the TV show, no one knew who Batman was,” Garcia said. “There was even talk of canceling the ‘Batman’ comic strip. … The television show, like the TV show for ‘Superman’ 10 years before, made these characters name brands, made them household names.”

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A scene from the 1960s “Batman” television series, starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin. Photo provided

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Continued from page 12 As his book and Garcia tell it, television networks were looking for “stunt shows,” as they called them, pulling from pop culture and creating shows around them. It also was a time when color television was taking off. “The idea was they were going to put the most garish, wow, attention-grabbing colors on the screen to blow everyone away,” Garcia said. “People today still look at it. ... It’s a beautiful television show to watch.” Promoted heavily at the time, even in Super Bowl For the pilot, Wayne Manor was ads, the show attracted the shot on the lot in the original Fox young, while its humor Studios, and the Batcave was on drew in college students the main Fox lot. So Bruce Wayne “right at the end of that and Dick Grayson jumped on the bobby sock, drag-racing Batpoles in one studio, and Batman era.” and Robin landed in the Batcave The villains looked like miles away in another. they stepped out of the comic strip, Garcia said. Each villain even had his or her own theme music. It was a time when the television studio was desperate for hit programming, Garcia said. “It was like tumbleweeds were going across the lots,” he said. Those behind “Batman” had access to all sorts of props and talent, both on screen and off. The book talks about the four Batmobiles used for the television show, including drag-racer versions, as well as the “Batclimb,” in which the characters walked on a floor angled to Cesar Romero was attached to his look like they were walking mustache and would never shave up a wall. it for his role as The Joker. They put “Even the Batcave was white make-up over it. revolutionary,” Garcia said, adding it was the first use of polystyrene to give an effect of the cave being underground. In the show, entry was gained by flipping a switch hidden inside a bust of William Shakespeare.

ABOVE: An image from “Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series” depicts the Batcave set. LEFT: A behind-thescenes look at Julie Newmar as Catwoman as she reads between takes on the set of the show. Photos provided

“We got a ton of material, and we put a small fraction of it inside this book when we actually look at what we’ve gathered as far as information,” said Garcia, who hasn’t ruled out future books on the topic. As far as today’s Batman, including the one voiced by Will Arnett in “Lego Batman” – perhaps an attempt to once again lighten up the character after years of a dark Batman – the authors say they’re just pleased to see Batman still getting his time in the spotlight. “They’re all interesting, and they all have their, I suppose, more interesting aspects,” Desris said of the various Batmans. “Some Batmans don’t work as well … It’s all still Batman.”


“BATMAN: A CELEBRATION OF THE CLASSIC TV SERIES” BOOK SIGNING AND Q&A WHEN: 3 p.m. March 11 WHERE: Barnes & Noble, 5380 Route 14, Crystal Lake INFO: Book authors Robert Garcia (below, right) of Woodstock and Joe Desis (below, left) of Kenosha, Wisconsin, are part of “Lego Batman Movie Days” at the book store. Filled with classic images, rare and previously unseen photos and production art for the Warner Bros. archives and the private collections of Adam West, among others, their book is described as the definitive companion to the 1960s television series. At 2 p.m. Feb. 25 as part of a LEGO Batman Movie Event at the store, children are invited to enjoy giveaways of trading cards, make-and-play-themed moments with Lego bricks and blocks and more. At 2 p.m. March 11, children will be able to help Batman protect Gotham from the Joker by making their own LEGO Batman Speedwagon. Kids also can collect limited edition trading cards featuring characters from the movie. Information: 815-4440824 or find Barnes & Noble (Crystal Lake) on Facebook.

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An original photo of a behindthe-scenes look at what the crew called the Batclimb, with Adam West and Burt Ward in “batrobes,” or bathrobes, on the set of the classic “Batman” television series. The robes were necessary because it was cold in the studio. The image appears in “Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series.” • Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Will Arnett’s Caped Crusader – here with Channing Tatum’s Superman in the new “Lego Batman Movie” – is one winning tough guy.


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Batman actors From George Clooney to Will Arnett, who wore the suit best? 5. Adam West

By MICHAEL CAVNA The Washington Post

So many men have inherited Gotham’s dark cape and cowl “The Lego Batman Movie” doesn’t even have the most well-known plastic incarnation of the character. No, that dubious honor goes to 1997’s “Batman & Robin,” in which director Joel Schumacher unleashed a molded, infamously rubber-nippled suit that George Clooney was forced to live down, in a critical bomb so bad it plunged the entire franchise into an eight-year deep freeze. Nothing, though, can kill the cinematic Bat. For nearly 75 years, the Caped Crusader has kept re-emerging on screen, forever luring a new, strongjawed face into its twisted, villain-rich world. So where does Will Arnett – who first voiced the breakout toy interpretation in the Dark Knight in 2014’s “The Lego Movie” – rate among the many men who have played Bruce Wayne? Here are our rankings of the top 10 Bat-men:

10. George Clooney

Before embarking on a career that has yielded eight Oscars nominations (with two wins), Clooney (below) was saddled with a Bat-disaster that was nominated for a whopping 11 Razzie Awards – including “worst screen couple” for Clooney and Chris “Robin” O’Donnell. This high-camp extravaganza lacks even the winking charm of the ’60s series. As evil Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) says: “If I must suffer, humanity will suffer with me.” Oh, the humanity, indeed.

9. Lewis Wilson

Just four years after Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s character debuted in Detective Comics in 1939, Bruce Wayne made his screen debut in 1943’s 15-part serial “Batman” – in which our hero must battle Dr. Daka, a Japanese mastermind who wields his own death ray (as the racial overtones of the World War II era, 18 months after Pearl Harbor, rear their head). Making his screen debut here at age 23, Wilson faced criticism for

It can be harder now to fully appreciate just what West accomplished five decades ago. Many Bat-fans may belittle the high camp of the mid-’60s TV series – which wore thin by its third and final season – but West struck the perfect vocal tone: commanding but warmly amusing, as if his baritone were forever delivering a fourth-wall wink to the audience. That helps explain why West today is so beloved on the geek convention circuit (such as at last year’s Awesome Con DC).

4. Kevin Conroy

Michael Keaton as Batman.

his chunky physique and strong Boston accent – setting up a long legacy of Batman actors enduring public drubbings.

8. Robert Lowery

An athletic actor fit for such action films as 1940’s “The Mark of Zorro,” Lowery inherited the cape for 1949’s “Batman and Robin” – setting up a long tradition of performers first donning the dark cowl while in their 30s. Lowery had the requisite physical flair for the heroic role, later becoming better known for Westerns.

In much the same way we relish Mark Hamill’s vocal work as the Joker, we hold Conroy’s quarter-century of service as the voice of the animated Batman in very high regard. As such, we must rank him above such other worthy Bat-voices as Olan Soule and the shorterterm Rino Romano, Diedrich Bader, Will Friedle and Jeremy Sisto. Still, we can’t quite give him the edge over. . .

3. Will Arnett

Pixar knew from the outset with “Toy Story” that when voicing plastic, emotionally resonant vocal performances are crucial. And so with the Lego films, Arnett emerged as the ideal Batman, hitting that sweet spot between a gruff and gravely spoof of Christian Bale’s half-asthmatic Batman and the wrinkles of winking comedy. As long as Lego Batman lives, Arnett has earned a gig for life.

2. Christian Bale

Three decades after Adam West went from playing Doc Holliday (in TV’s “Colt .45”) to eventually playing Batman, Kilmer made the identical pivot – taking over the superhero role after director Schumacher liked the actor’s turn in “Tombstone.” But Kilmer – who appeared in the excellent “Heat” this same year – was a one-and-done after 1995’s “Batman Forever” (despite the high praise of co-creator Bob Kane).

And speaking of Bale, he was an ideal choice for reviving the franchise in 2005 – uncannily inhabiting the suit like a cinematic Tom Brady to director Chrisopher Nolan’s Bill Belichick. Bale weathered blowback for the sometimes near-indecipherable husky rasp of a delivery, yet somehow it worked opposite Nolan’s inspired villains, particularly Heath Ledger’s immortal Joker. Nolan had to bring Batman back from the cinematic dead without even a wink of comedy; on that count, Bale was a beast.

6. Ben Affleck

1. Michael Keaton

7. Val Kilmer

The easy joke here is that “Batfleck” – while playing the Caped Crusader so far in last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” (with “Justice League” due in November) – has been even a stiffer performer than a piece of Lego plastic. But the truth is Affleck found some resonance as an older, graying Batman with gravitas – the actor generally is better now at conveying internal conflict than over-emoting – and he was one of the stronger aspects of the much-flawed “Dawn of Justice.” Yet it likely will be a Batman solo film that ultimately determines how his run on the character is judged.

Would Keaton have even been given a fan’s chance in an age of social media? As it was, the criticism was brutal. But director Tim Burton knew in 1989 what so many could not see: Keaton had the rare ability to walk the line between comedy and drama with the deftness of a Wallenda; being a bit shorter than 6 feet tall doesn’t much matter if you can pull off the Batsuit; and beneath that cowl, Keaton happened to have the perfect chin for the job. Keaton could have taken it on that chin; instead, he became entirely iconic over two Batman films, and still casts the longest shadow for all big-screen Batmen going forward.



Regal Cinemas – Feb. 18 only: 10:00 p.m.


AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:30 a.m., 12:15, 3:45, 7:00, 9:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:50 a.m., 3:30, 7:05, 10:30 p.m.

“DISNEY’S NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL!” AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – Feb. 18 only: 12:55 p.m. Regal Cinemas – Feb. 18 only: 12:55 p.m.



AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:45 a.m., 2:30, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 11:00 a.m., 1:05, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 11:00 a.m., 1:05, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:25, 10:55 p.m.

“GEORGE TAKEI’S ALLEGIANCE ON BROADWAY” Regal Cinemas – Feb. 19 only: 12:55 p.m.


Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 10:30 a.m., 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 p.m.

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – Feb. 17-18: 2D: 1:45, 7:15 p.m.; 3D: 11:00 a.m., 4:30, 9:50 p.m.; Feb. 19: 2D: 11:00 a.m., 7:15 p.m.; 3D: 1:45, 4:30, 9:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 p.m. Regal Cinemas – Feb. 17: 2D: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20 p.m.; 3D: 11:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m.; Feb. 18-19: 2D: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20 p.m.; 3D: 11:00 a.m., 10:10 p.m.



AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 1:40, 4:15, 6:45, 9:20 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 10:30 a.m., 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:20 a.m., 2:10, 6:00, 9:10 p.m.


Regal Cinemas – Feb. 19 only: 1:00 p.m.

Regal Cinemas – Feb. 17: 10:00 a.m.; Feb. 19: 7:00 p.m.



AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:30, 11:10 a.m., 1:20, 2:00, 4:10, 4:50, 7:00, 7:40, 10:00, 10:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 11:25 a.m., 2:00, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 11:25 a.m., 2:00, 4:35,

Continued from page 9 ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 25, McHenry County Historical Society Museum, 6422 Main St., Union. Appraisal categories include: ceramics, china, glassware, toys, sports cards/memorabilia, clocks, jewelry, dolls and general antiques that includes art, textiles, photos and documents. Items must be portable enough for attendees to carry unassisted. Reserve a 10-minute slot by calling the museum. Advance registration through Feb. 20 is $7 for each object with a maximum of three appraisals per individual across eight categories. Walk-in appraisals cost $9 taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Those not members or bringing an item pay museum admission. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society. Information: 815-923-2267 or BEER, BACON & BIKES, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 25, starting at Mixin Mingle, 1118 N. Green St., McHenry. Tour downtown restaurants and shops for craft beer and soda sampling, appetizers, treats, bike demos and shopping. Tickets: $30 online, $35 day of event. Designated driver tickets: $20 online, $25 day of event. For ages 21 or older. Registration begins at Mixin Mingle. Shuttles provided to take you around town. Tickets and information: “THE HEART OF ART” INTERGENERATIONAL ART SHOW, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Three Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care, 1055 Silver Lake Road, Cary. Annual event featuring artists of all ages, live music, appetizers and raffles. Information: 847-516-6016, or www.carygrovechamber. com/events. DADDY DAUGHTER ENCHANTED FOREST BALL,

Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 11:10 a.m., 12:00, 1:30, 2:20, 3:50, 4:40, 6:10, 7:00, 8:30, 9:20 p.m. Regal Cinemas – Feb. 17: 2D: 12:10, 1:10, 3:10, 4:10, 6:10, 7:10, 10:15 p.m.; 3D: 12:40, 3:40, 6:30, 9:30 p.m.; Feb. 18-19: 2D: 12:00, 1:10, 3:50, 4:10, 6:25, 7:10, 10:15 p.m.; 3D: 12:40, 3:40, 6:30, 9:30 p.m.

7:10, 9:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – Feb. 17: 11:40 a.m., 1:50, 2:30, 4:45, 5:20, 7:40, 8:15, 10:45 p.m.; Feb. 18-19: no 11:40 a.m. showing

Regal Cinemas – Feb. 17: 4:00 p.m.; Feb. 19: 10:00 p.m.


AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:55 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:15, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20 p.m.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills. Daddies and daughters, ages 3 through 11, invited to an enchanting evening of entertainment and fun hosted by the village of Lake in the Hills. A formal affair, suits and dresses are suggested. Dinner, dancing and a special take home keepsake are included. Bring a camera. Cost: $35 per resident couple, $42 per nonresident couple, $15 additional resident child, $17 additional nonresident child. Information: 847-960-7460 or

FEB. 26 WONDER LAKE SPORTSMAN CLUB RAFFLE, noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 26, Horizontals, 7620 Hancock Drive, Wonder Lake. The 2017 ice fishing derby scheduled for Feb. 26 at Lookout Point Pavillion in Wonder Lake has been canceled because of unsafe ice conditions. In lieu of the derby, raffle tickets will be sold as a fundraiser instead. Tickets are $1 each or a book of six for $5. Winning tickets will be pulled around 2 p.m. Information: Chris, 815-790-7397.

MARCH 3 “A TALE OF TWO CITIES,” March 3-11, Prairie Ridge High School Theater, 6000 Dvorak Drive, Crystal Lake. Based on the Charles Dickens’ story of love, revolution and redemption. Schedule: 7 p.m. March 3; 6 p.m. March 4; 7 p.m. March 9-10; 1 & 7 p.m. March 11. Free senior citizen performance 1:30 p.m. March 2. Tickets: $10 available only online or at the door. Tickets: www. Reservations: 815-893-5888. “LEGALLY BLONDE – THE MUSICAL,” March 3-19, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Wood-



AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:50 a.m., 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 11:20 a.m., 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 11:20 a.m., 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:50, 4:05, 5:00, 7:15, 9:00, 9:45, 11:00 p.m.


Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 11:10 a.m., 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:30 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 11:00 a.m., 1:35, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20 p.m. Regal Cinemas – Feb. 17 & 19: 11:30 a.m., 2:20, 5:10, 8:05 p.m.; Feb. 18: 11:30 a.m., 1:00, 2:20, 5:10, 8:05 p.m.


Regal Cinemas – Feb. 17 only: 7:00 p.m.


Regal Cinemas – Feb. 17: 1:00 p.m.; Feb. 18: 7:00 p.m.

Classic Cinemas Woodstock – Feb. 10: 1:40, 4:20, 7:00 p.m.; Feb. 11-12: 11:00 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7:00 p.m. Regal Cinemas – Feb. 17 & 19: 1:20, 4:20, 7:30, 10:35 p.m.; Feb. 18: 1:20, 4:00, 4:20, 7:30, 10:35 p.m.



Regal Cinemas – 12:30, 3:45, 6:50, 9:55 p.m.

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – Feb. 17: 2D: 10:40 a.m., 1:50, 2:30, 12:40, 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 p.m.; 3D: 11:20 a.m., 2:00, 3:20, 4:40, 6:00, 7:20, 8:50, 9:50 p.m.; Feb. 18: 2D: 10:40, 11:00 a.m., 12:40, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 p.m.; 3D: 2:00, 3:20, 4:40, 6:00, 7:20, 8:50, 9:50 p.m. Feb. 19: 2D: 10:40, 11:00 a.m., 12:40, 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 p.m.; 3D: 2:00, 3:20, 4:40, 6:00, 7:20, 8:50, 9:50 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 10:30, 11:15 a.m., 12:00, 12:50, 1:35, 2:20, 3:10, 3:55, 4:40, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:50, 8:35, 9:20, 10:05 p.m.

stock. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. The hit movie comes to life in this musical, presented for the first time by TownSquare Players. Schedule: 8 p.m. March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18; 3 p.m. March 5, 12 & 19. Tickets: $13 C seating, $18 B seating, $23 A seating. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or LUCY’S COMEDY CAFE, 8:30 p.m. March 3, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Hosted by WGN Radio personality John DaCosse, featuring comedians Mike Preston, Adam Gulley and Keith Bender. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or


“EARTHWORKS – ART OF NATURE,” 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 18 & Feb. 25, Elgin Art Space Lofts/Robin and Mark Seigle Gallery, 51 S. Spring St., Elgin. Yvonne Beckway creates large-scale earthworks using plants as brushes and masks. Opening reception is 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 18. She also will conduct a presentation on her work at 7 p.m. Feb. 25. Free. Information: 847-7916411 or “HARMONY,” 7 p.m. Feb. 22-25, Thulin Performance Hall in the Thompson Center at Judson University, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. A music, spoken word and dance revue by the Judson Theatre Department. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and groups of 10 or more, $5 students, faculty and staff. Tickets and information: 847-628-2625 or

Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 10:05 p.m.



Regal Cinemas – 11:10 a.m., 12:20 p.m.


AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – Feb. 17: 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10:20; Feb. 18-19: no 10:45 a.m. showing Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 11:00 a.m., 1:35, 4:10, 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:00, 2:50, 7:50, 10:40 p.m.

FEB. 22 “HARMONY,” 7 p.m. Feb. 22-25, Thulin Performance Hall in the Thompson Center at Judson University, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. A revue incorporating music, spoken word and dance presented by the Judson Theatre Department. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and groups of 10 or more, $5 students, faculty and staff. Tickets and information: 847-628-2625 or jutheatretickets@ judsonu.e

FEB. 24 37TH ANNUAL ROCKFORD HOME SHOW, Feb. 24-25, Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. Featuring new products, services, ideas and expertise on interior and exterior design as well as landscaped and water garden displays. Schedule: 3 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 25; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 26. Admission: $6 per person, free for children younger than 12. Information: 815-871-7469 or

FEB. 25 56TH ANNUAL LINCOLN STATE CAT CLUB BENEFIT CAT SHOW & FELINE EVENT, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25-26, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Event features a Championship and Household Pet Cat Show, speakers, vendors, food and more. Cats and kittens also available to adopt. Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors and children, free for children younger than 6. Proceeds to benefit feline health and welfare organizations. Information: 630-584-6926 or


| Pl@y | Thursday, February 16, 2017 •

The following are showtimes for Feb. 17-19unless otherwise noted.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 • Northwest Herald /

4 easy ways to pest-proof your home

(BPT) - It’s late and you’re in your favorite, cozy pajamas. You get in bed and pull up the warm comforter. You turn out the light and are just about to drift off to sleep when you hear a noise coming from the attic. You sit up to listen, but it quickly goes quiet again. You lay back down and close your eyes, and just as you fall asleep, the noise is back, this time it’s coming from inside the wall. You have a visitor - an unwanted visitor. As much as we all enjoy our cozy homes, they are also the perfect setting for pests like rats, mice and raccoons to snuggle up and escape the cold air, too. “There’s nothing more unsettling than knowing you and your family may not be the only ones enjoying this season indoors,” said Buck Hempel, manager of wildlife services at the pest control company Terminix. “Luckily, there’s still time to prepare your home to prevent critters from finding their way in.” Whether you’ve already noticed signs of pest activity or just want more peace of mind at home, use these four preventative tips to eliminate and prevent potential pest infestations. 1. Seal off entry points to stop rodents from squeezing in. Rodents can enter through holes as small as a dime, and will use any vulnerable opening to get in-from your foundation to your roofline. To keep these unwelcome intruders out, start by checking the perimeter of your home and repairing any small cracks or holes. In order to prevent rodents from chewing through these sealed areas, layer your sealing work by stuffing it first with a metal mesh, such as steel wool, and then sealing it

Don’t give pests the opportunity to cozy up indoors with you this winter. down with caulk. This can also help keep summer pests such as spiders and ants at bay. Don’t forget to check for gaps around conduit pipes, worn-out door sweeps and garage seals, as well as torn screens behind gables and roof vents. And, avoid leaving your doors open unnecessarily-even between trips to the car for groceries. 2. Secure food sources to eliminate the attraction. Pests are not picky eaters. Once they find a food source, they are notorious for overstaying their welcome (and inviting friends). While critters can thrive in even the cleanest of houses, homeowners should remove any temptations by sweeping up spills and crumbs immediately. The Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention recommends storing food in airtight containers made of thick plastic or metal. This is especially important when storing pet food or bird seed in the garage. 3. Clear up clutter in your yard. Stacks of firewood, old tires or other debris leaning against your exterior walls are a perfect, protected pathway around your house. Leave at least a foot of space between these items and your home, and move mulch away, too. Then, clean out your gutters and remove any dead leaves. Not only do piles of colorful fall foliage make for the perfect autumn Instagram photo, but raking these away from your home can help prevent pests like earwigs and snakes from finding warmth and building nests.

Homeowners with green thumbs should also thoroughly clean out planters before bringing them in for winter, as spiders will often lay eggs at the bottom of pots to hatch next spring. 4. Know when to call in the pros. As with most home improvement projects, there are great do-ityourself methods available to prevent pest control issues in your home. However, waiting until it’s too late to call in a certified professional can be dangerous and lead to major damage, costing you money and time. Pest control companies like Terminix offer free pest inspections to assess your home, and if needed, can remove any critters that may have settled in. To keep your family worryfree, they will seal any entry points to ensure winter pests can’t return.

Northwest Herald / • Thursday, February 16, 2017 •

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• Northwest Herald /

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS ALGONQUIN $225,000, 621 Glacier Pkwy, Algonquin 60102-5002, 19-35-205-008-0000, Gary E Petersen To Brian Rupnick & Melissa Rupnick, January 25 $140,000, 362 Country Ln, Algonquin 60102-1966, 19-28-377-054-0000, Us Bank Na Trustee To Aldo Zinelli, January 6 $268,000, 5216 Hayes Rd, Algonquin 60102-2563, 19-33-480-012-0000, Indymac Benture Llc To Kelly A Zenger, January 6 $258,000, 1 Division St, Algonquin 60102-2705, 19-34302-011-0000, Gail Korn To Bret Dorn & Roxanne Dorn, January 6 $125,000, 2707 Bay View Cir, Algonquin 60102-6830, 19-30-454-022-0000, Nationstar Mortgage Llc To Tao Wang, January 11 $224,000, 1371 Lexington Dr, Algonquin 60102-2067, 19-33-152-009-0000, Moss Trust To Mark Richard Jacobsen & Susan Margaret Jacobsen, January 10 BARRINGTON $1,150,000, 62 Spring Creek Rd, Barrington 600109636, 20-32-200-022-0000, Kevin Fitzgerald To Glenn Koepke & Jaclyn Koepke, January 9 CARY $219,000, 43 Asbury Ln, Cary 60013-1901, 19-14-230012-0000, Lisa L Ludevigsen To Slawek Obszanski & Maria Andruszkiewiez, January 25 $98,500, 294 New Haven Dr, Cary 60013-1813, 19-11355-024-0000, Judicial Sales Corp To Ishfaq Mahesar, January 12 $179,000, 430 Park Ave, Cary 60013-2739, 19-12-455022-0000, Beth Gross To Navinder Sandhu, January 9 $180,000, 9 Cambridge Ct, Cary 60013-1906, 19-14277-022-0000, Elaine M Knoedler To Robert R Karlecke, January 9 $115,000, 875 Harper Ct, Cary 60013-3225, 19-14403-006-0000, Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee To Irma I Heineman, January 5 $135,000, 1267 W Danbury Dr, Cary 60013-1898, 19-11327-027-0000, Mary C Ferro To Oleksandr Orlov, January 5 $158,000, 125 Burton Ave, Cary 60013-2703, 19-13228-004-0000, Zachary Carter To Melissa M Hamilton, January 5 $287,000, 270 Foxford Dr, Cary 60013-1113, 20-06-351002-0000, Andrew C Ellis To Mark J Esposito & Tracy L Esposito, January 6 $91,000, 810 Lyons Ridge Dr, Cary 60013-2386, 20-08329-006-0000, Home State Bank To David L Fernkes & Linda J Peterson, January 10 $208,000, 216 Haber Ct, Cary 60013-3213, 19-14-430020-0000, Putman Trust To Robcrt H Harper & Susan S Harper, January 10 $120,000, 6407 Hillcrest Rd, Cary 60013-1351, 19-01252-011-0000, David A Witchie To Jefferey Witchie & Litia Witchie, January 9 $233,500, 544 S Prairie St, Cary 60013-2535, 19-13326-018-0000, William J Krueger To Jeffrey B Sigler & Dawn M Sigler, January 12 CRYSTAL LAKE $153,500, 1358 Teakwood Ln, Crystal Lake 600144032, 13-36-356-027-0000, Jeffrey Brian Kelley To Katherine Schurr, January 9 $105,000, 959 Golf Course Rd 2, Crystal Lake 600148329, 19-07-380-106-0000, Kevin Medema To Rachel M Ottens, January 13 $225,000, 4226 Riverside Dr, Crystal Lake 60014-2408, 15-30-207-011-0000, Mark Woosley To Christopher J Hillman, January 25 $255,000, 1139 Autumn Dr, Crystal Lake 60014-1612, 18-12-177-010-0000, Dodge Jr Trust To Scott Deac, January 25 $53,000, 407 E Congress Pkwy, Crystal Lake 600146238, 09-07-455-017-0000, Frey Properties Llc To Eric A Fredericks, January 6 $265,000, 4511 Hillside Ct, Crystal Lake 60012-1867, 14-28-151-003-0000, Zwicky Trust To Ashley M Weinrich, January 11 $253,000, 225 Crystal Ridge Dr, Crystal Lake 600123515, 14-32-182-006-0000, Casa Invst Llc To Thomas

Richard Szmanda, January 10 $140,000, 4519 Drake Dr, Crystal Lake 60012-2023, 14-27-405-001-0000, Fannie Mae To Jaroslaw Jamrozik, January 9 $155,000, 670 Savannah Ln, Crystal Lake 60014-4572, 14-34-301-039-0000, Wendy A Gomoll To Toni S Allen, January 6 $270,000, 3810 Rockspur Trl, Crystal Lake 60012-1891, 14-21-452-002-0000, Kenneth M Lima To Christopher P Gray & Joy E Gray, January 11 $158,500, 709 Wiltshire Ct, Crystal Lake 60014-7774, 19-08-252-003-0000, Walter C Kamholz To Jason Mares & Heather Mares, January 6 $250,000, 146 College St, Crystal Lake 60014-6004, 19-05-176-012-0000, Carsten Hoirup To Taylor Penkava & Jackie Penkava, January 25 $307,500, 6301 Hidden Oak Dr, Crystal Lake 600121248, 14-20-276-003-0000, Gary M Ontko To Zachary Rasmussen & Erin E Rasmussen, January 6 $187,500, 1 Oak Dr, Crystal Lake 60012, 19-01-226001-0000, Guy A Crimald To Larysa Bordyuh & Kostantin Kasyanov, January 25 $374,000, 4007 Live Oak Rd, Crystal Lake 60012-1702, 14-20-451-012-0000, Kenneth K Siffrar To Betty Heler Lorenz, January 12 $70,500, 1387 Cottonwood Ln, Crystal Lake 600144019, 14-05-204-008-0000, Us Bank Na Trustee To Melissa Van Treeck, January 5 $161,000, 472 Everett Ave, Crystal Lake 60014-7119, 19-06-479-021-0000, William M Meyer To Javier Casas, January 25 FOX RIVER GROVE $282,500, 307 Cielnice Pkwy, Fox River Grove 60021, 20-17-359-004-0000, Kilbanow Trust To Michael R Mcmorris, January 10 HARVARD $182,500, 10414 Adle Rd, Harvard 60033, 02-09-400010-0000, Chicago Title Land Trust Co To Brian T Russell & Yolanad Russell, January 5 $156,000, 1304 Sage Ln, Harvard 60033-7601, 01-26378-029-0000, Hometown Ltd To Carlos Alvarez Marin & Dalia Guadalupe Olvera Catalan, January 9 HUNTLEY $287,000, 10850 Cambria Ct, Huntley 60142-4049, 1827-153-034-0000, Jennie L Bye Estate To Robert Gajewski Jr & Karenb Thompson, January 12 $306,500, 8952 Pearsall Dr, Huntley 60142-0046, 18-17-478-012-0000, Calatlantic Group Inc To Patrick Tyler Nelson & Megan Nicole Wisniewski, January 12 $167,000, 10827 Timer Dr E, Huntley 60142-6945, 18-28-438-002-0000, Gordon C Lagerstrom To Henryka Marecka & Anna Marecka, January 12 $195,000, 11776 Sedgewick Dr, Huntley 60142-7691, 18-31-431-016-0000, Konecki Trust To Michael P Rogers & Kathleen A Rogers, January 12 $325,000, 12252 Winne Ln, Huntley 60142-0045, 18-17426-011-0000, Calatlantic Group Inc To Mary Katherine Peete & Wesley A Peete, January 5 $304,000, 12322 Winne Ln, Huntley 60142-0120, 18-17426-005-0000, Calatlantic Group Inc To Mark P Bidinger & Christina M Bidinger, January 5 $358,000, 12459 Elliot Ln, Huntley 60142-7043, 18-32405-014-0000, Drh Cambridge Homes Inc To Adam H Sattler & Danielle M Sattler, January 25 $414,500, 9801 Weltzien St, Huntley 60142-0107, 18-20-402-036-0000, Calatlantic Group Inc To Surendra K Wadhwa, January 12 $380,500, 9753 Schaffner Dr, Huntley 60142-0080, 18-20-403-027-0000, Calatlantic Group Inc To Olubambo O Oppanuga, January 12 $329,000, 11605 Richmond Ln, Huntley 60142-7046, 18-32-401-002-0000, Drh Cambridge Homes Inc To Richard J Duellman, January 25 ISLAND LAKE $389,000, 202 Janet Dr, Island Lake 60042-9601, 1520-476-048-0000, Gerald T Rohrer Jr To Mark Damico & Debra Damico, January 6

JOHNSBURG $139,000, 2410 Mehring Ave, Johnsburg 60051-5932, 09-13-201-008-0000, Carlson Trust To Gjuanita L Smith & Terry L Smith, January 10 $144,000, 4112 Sunset Ln, Johnsburg 60051-8955, 10-07-456-009-0000, Hiller Estates Lp To Kennenth A Calhoun, January 12 $147,000, 1613 River Terrace Dr, Johnsburg 600517576, 10-18-179-007-0000, Chrsitine Carlson To Joshua R Havens & Jennfer J Taylor, January 12 LAKE IN THE HILLS $144,500, 2843 Impressions Dr, Lake In The Hills 60156-6298, 18-23-202-025-0000, Rose M Ventrello To Amanda M Bartuch, January 25 $255,000, 1090 Neavens Gate, Lake In The Hills 60156, 19-19-378-032-0000, Pnc Bank To Jernan Estrada & Leticia Rivas Reyes, January 11 $415,000, 4685 Coyote Lakes Cir, Lake In The Hills 60156-6510, 18-25-177-028-0000, Patricia A Gimes To Thomas M Akers & Ltynnn E Akers, January 12 $215,000, 6 Asbury Ct, Lake In The Hills 60156-6705, 18-23-101-021-0000, Heater L Kimpel To Alexander D Laurent & Ashlley R Laurent, January 6 $142,500, 2341 Claremont Ln, Lake In The Hills 601566407, 18-22-181-017-0000, Steven M O Connell To Syed Abbas & Saleha Abbas, January 12 $221,500, 8 Annandale Ct, Lake In The Hills 601565839, 18-26-326-151-0000, Thomas Panzloff To Richard C Mccaleb & Melissa M Mccaleb, January 11 $130,000, 213 Village Creek Dr 34b, Lake In The Hills 60156-5603, 19-29-108-006-0000, Suzanne M Paganellsi To Orlando Rodriguez Jr & Mary Lcht, January 12 $128,000, 1400 Clayton Marsh Dr, Lake In The Hills 60156-1036, 19-20-105-013-0000, Bayview Loan Servicing Llc To Paul T Kubick, January 5 $235,000, 400 Harvest Gate, Lake In The Hills 601564820, 19-30-227-001-0000, 2014 3 Ih Broorwer Lp To Grezegorz Szyluk, January 13 $147,500, 104 Woody Way, Lake In The Hills 601561253, 19-29-133-005-0000, John J Hamlin To Paul B Bruce, January 9 LAKEMOOR $134,000, 405 Northlake Rd, Lakemoor 60051-8728, 10-32-410-006-0000, Sarai Venegas To Kathryn Andreson & Matthew J Andreson, January 9 MARENGO $130,000, 601 W Washington St, Marengo 60152-2157, 11-35-253-007-0000, Michael Schuette To Jake K Lesiak, January 5 MCHENRY $175,000, 1410 N Wauconda Rd, Mchenry 60050, 1519-207-038-0000, Home State Bank Trustee To Raymond F Ostrowski Jr & Margaret Ostrowski, January 6 $128,000, 1913 Lakewood Ave, Mchenry 60050-3574, 09-28-231-014-0000, Baumgareter Trust To Jesus Soto Cervantes, January 10 $128,500, 2505 W Fairview Ln, Mchenry 60051-4634, 09-25-403-002-0000, Fannie Mae To David F Remington, January 10 $119,000, 1501 Beach Rd, Mchenry 60050-4054, 09-27-304-005-0000, Kondaur Capital Corp Trustee To Michael E Koch & Sheryl A Koch, January 5 $97,000, 3703 Anne St, Mchenry 60050-5574, 09-35327-008-0000, Wilmington Trust Co Trustee To Tim Kelly & Lisa Kelly, January 10 $125,000, 3603 W Young St, Mchenry 60050-5665, 09-35-377-014-0000, Donald W Gattone To Samuel J Castree & Claire E Castree, January 25 $65,000, 4402 W Shamrock Ln 3a, Mchenry 600500701, 14-03-457-017-0000, Sean Farrington To Marcella Smith, January 12 $258,500, 6307 Longford Dr, Mchenry 60050-8067, 09-32-278-016-0000, Nicholas C Eschner To Tomas Antos & Alexis Antosnewling, January 6 $119,900, 512 N Thornwood Dr 512, Mchenry 600505033, 09-33-429-002-0000, Fannie Mae To Brittany N Johansen, January 25 $63,000, 5112 W Orchard Dr, Mchenry 60050-2335,

09-21-277-019-0000, Scott F Muller To Jason Peterie & Catherine Peterie, January 6 $175,000, 6615 Illiamna Trl, Mchenry 60050-7468, 09-29-326-003-0000, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp To Michelle M Harrod, January 9 $127,500, 1016 Althoff Dr, Mchenry 60051-7906, 10-08-106-005-0000, Schneider Trust To Phillip Phistry, January 13 $60,000, 1416 W Hawk Ave, Mchenry 60051-8168, 1518-457-003-0000, John J Bachar To Daniel Busch, January 9 $175,000, 50016 Westwood Dr, Mchenry 60051, 10-08-126-009-0000, Kelbry Proprties Llc To Maureen Cullen, January 5 $152,500, 1803 Cassandra Ln, Mchenry 60051-7805, 10-30-277-006-0000, Home Partners Ga 2015 Llc To Steven Brennan, January 25 RICHMOND $120,000, 9815 Hillandale Rd, Richmond 60071-9771, 04-15-151-007-0000, Metz Ii Trust To John E Janssen & Cherie T Janssen, January 10 SPRING GROVE $340,000, 11619 Brittany Ct, Spring Grove 600818123, 05-06-401-015-0000, Bruce G Gardner To Donald Trombatore, January 10 $380,000, 8701 Country Shire Ln, Spring Grove 600818235, 05-20-176-002-0000, Chicago Trust Co Na Trustee To Michael J Mickelson & Gina M Mickelson, January 10 $248,000, 9817 N Hunters Ln, Spring Grove 600818677, 05-18-126-005-0000, Wilmington Sav Fund Soc Ttee To Krzysztof Sobczynski & Magdalena Anna Sobczynski, January 10 VILLAGE OF LAKEWOOD $399,000, 7316 Gleneagle Cir, Village Of Lakewood 60014-6715, 18-11-253-004-0000, Albert Dobbeck To John P Getty & Aapril A Getty, January 10 WONDER LAKE $78,500, 7511 Birch Dr, Wonder Lake 60097-9511, 09-07-408-081-0000, Ruth Rishling To Gustavo Luna, January 13 $133,000, 5203 Wonder Woods Dr, Wonder Lake 60097-8120, 09-06-356-007-0000, Golden Eagle Community Bank To Maria Serratos, January 10 $194,000, 3200 Paon End Ln, Wonder Lake 60097, 0814-378-019-0000, Thomas J Della Valle To James Robert Johnson, January 19 $80,000, 7002 Seminole Dr, Wonder Lake 600978389, 09-08-152-015-0000, Michael Jones To Mayra E Gonzalez, January 17 WOODSTOCK $135,000, 526 Stewart Ave, Woodstock 60098-3871, 13-07-277-007-0000, Marcello Lupo To Aaron P Mccminn Iii & Bridget L Mccminn, January 11 $243,500, 3131 Braeburn Ct, Woodstock 60098-2361, 13-20-104-006-0000, Calatlantic Group Inc To Thomas T Hajnos & Deborah Joy Hajnos, January 12 $145,500, 1975 Charles St, Woodstock 60098-2609, 08-32-252-010-0000, Rolando Perez To Steve R Mares & Florinda G Mares, January 10 $145,000, 463 W Jackson St, Woodstock 60098-3124, 13-05-357-001-0000, Charla V Perce To John Parisi & Sarah Parisi, January 25 $260,000, 2716 Woodworth Ave, Woodstock 600982392, 13-17-455-003-0000, Calatlantic Group Inc To William E Sandford Iii & Janice Lee Sandford, January 5 $164,500, 274 Wild Meadow Ln, Woodstock 600987624, 13-20-130-009-0000, Calatlantic Group Inc To Luis A Martinez Maldonado & Lan Jiang, January 5 $175,000, 234 Joseph St, Woodstock 60098-2424, 08-32-152-019-0000, Gibson Sr Trust To Felipc Dc Avila & Maria Serratos, January 25 $280,000, 8408 State Route 120, Woodstock 60098-8629, 08-25-200-011-0000, Schlenburg Trust To Raymond S Morgan & Shelly P Morgan, January 12

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Vacant Land - McHenry

Crystal Lake

$255,000 SAY YES TO THIS ADDRESS! Contemporary home with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, full basement, sunroom with fireplace, open upstairs hallway, 2 car garage. Sits on a generous, wooded lot for privacy. This is the one for you! MLS#09497750 CENTURY 21 Roberts & Andrews

$429,900 HERE IT IS...YOUR NEW HOME! Spacious & stately 2 story home in “Deerwood.” Features include: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, full basement, fireplace, sunroom, library, master suite, wrap-around deck, 3 car garage. Big-ticket MLS#09384079 updates too! Call now! CENTURY 21 Roberts & Andrews



Jean Botts/Pat Maggio



Crystal Lake

Andy Murphy


Deer Park

$619,900 ONE-OWNER DREAM HOME! Stately & spacious brick & cedar home with 5 bedrooms (2 master suites), 5.5 baths, full basement, family room with fireplace. Volume ceilings, hardwood floors, custom finishes MLS#09499725 throughout. On a 1.75 acre lot. A 10+! CENTURY 21 Roberts & Andrews

Pam Wagner/Maureen Forgette


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$149,900 SYMPHONY MEADOWS! Spacious townhome with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, English basement, 2 car garage, loft, open living/dining area, family room, second floor laundry and much more! Neutral decor makes this unit very appealing and move-in-ready! MLS#09490912 CENTURY 21 Roberts & Andrews

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$248,900 EASIER LIFESTYLE INCLUDED! Buy this lovely ranch in the Maples At The Sonatas and snow removal, lawn care and even window cleaning will be done for you! You can relax and enjoy the clubhouse & pool! Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage & more.. MLS#09389404 CENTURY 21 Roberts & Andrews

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Linda Bykowski/Maureen Forgette


$195900 1641 Raffel Rd Start the year off with this 3 br,2.5 bth home just waiting for new owners! Location,location, location! Seller has done a Home Inspection for you, so no surprises and one less expense for you. Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell










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Healthcare Services Group, Inc.

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PARTS COUNTER SALES A. A. Anderson, Inc., in Harvard

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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

Cat “Maxie”

Lab Mix “Missy”


PRAYER to the BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail)

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The winner of the 2016 Yeh Online World Bridge Cup was Lavazza, who played in Turin, Italy. The team partnerships were Emanuela Calandra-Norberto Bocchi, Benedicte Cronier-Agustin Madala and Sylvie Willard-Giorgio Duboin. Winning points sometimes seems random, but if you keep pressuring the opponents, things usually work out -- as in this deal played between Lavazza and the Chinese Contract Bridge Association. Madala (South) opened one heart in fourth seat with a hand that fails the Rule of 15: In fourth chair, open if your point-count plus spade length equals at least 15; otherwise, pass out the deal. Over West’s takeout double, Cronier (North) responded two notrump (the Truscott convention) to show a maximum pass with at least four-card heart support. South took a shot at the vulnerable game. West made an inadvisable lead: her trump. Now declarer drew trumps, knocked out the club ace and had 10 tricks: five hearts, two diamonds, two clubs and a diamond ruff in the dummy. Probably, if West had led the spade king, Madala would have made the contract, playing West for a singleton heart because of her takeout double. At the other table, over West’s double, South bid two clubs, which he intended as the Reverse Drury convention, showing a maximum pass with heart support -- he did not see West’s double! Over the double, two clubs was natural. South rebid two diamonds, and North invited game with three hearts, which South, expecting at most three hearts opposite, passed. Declarer also took 10 tricks, but Lavazza gained 10 international match points.

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McHenry Estate Sale FRI & SAT 9-3


at A.A. Anderson Inc. Machinery Lot

SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH We are now accepting items for our spring sale. If you have a complete line of machinery, or just a few pieces of equipment, give us a call: A.A. Anderson at 815-943-5454 or The Bill Stade Auction Co. at 262-736-4141. Fork lift and loading dock at secure auction site.

The Bill Stade Auction Co. N1797 Cty. Rd. K, Sharon, WI 53585 262-736-4141

#'s @ 8:30 100's of Vinyl Albums, 100's of CD's Unopened, Assortment of Audio Equipment New in Box, 1000's of 35MM Slides & Vintage Equipment, 100's of Books, Dining/Living/Bedroom Set, Glassware, Silverware, Dept 56 Christmas

Fri 4-7, Sat 9-3, Sun 10-3 #'s Half Hour Before Sale WOODSTOCK 11615 Schuett Circle 10-3 Saturday 11:30-3 Sunday

Vintage purses, banks, nutcrackers, Wade smalls, furniture, Apollo baby grand piano & more


Maxines Vintage Corner Parking allowed on East Side of road (yellow curb)

NIU Downsizing Sale


Welding Service

Going Out of Business Sale

OPEN HOUSE Cash 'n Carry

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Machinery, Horn Tools, Fork Lift, Metal Worker, Hydraulics, Welders, Metal Breaks, Cut-Off Saws, Propeller Repair Equipment, Welding Tables, Belt Grinders, Air Compressor (3 Phase 120 Gallon Tank), Air Tools, Dual Action Grinders & Sanders, Steel Tubing & Bar Stock, Steel Racks, Horizontal Band Saws

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2 Highboys and a Lower Dresser, All wood. Good Condition! 847-658-6293

Hammond Organ

Works good, needs some tuning. 847-922-3794 LA-Z-BOY Recliner, Blue and White Single Tan Recliner. You Pick-Up! 847-239-2465

MANY OLD GREETING CARDS All Holidays, Excellent Condition. 815-943-7150 Leave Message

Refrigerator - Whirlpool

White, 25.3 cu ft, works great, $200. Plus some other appliances. 815-245-4505

Bow Flex Ultimate Machine Like new, used couple times, $150. 815-943-4753 is McHenry County Sports

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Stationary Exercise Bike - Schwinn 220 Bio Fit, programmable, adjustable seat. Excellent condition, hardly used, $200. 815-356-9041

China Cabinet, Dark Oak

68”Hx43”Wx15.5”D, great condition! $85/obo 815-344-4863

Counter Stools - Oak (2)



Dresser - White Wicker

6 drawers, $85. 847-515-8012

Recliner - Stratolounger

Taupe, good condition! $150 815-341-8998

TV Stand - Oak, 22”Hx35”Wx21”D $50/obo

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Riding Lawn Mower - John Deere L120 48” cut, new PTO, etc., runs excellent, needs some transmission work, $400. 815-385-3900

Scroll Saw - Sears & Roebuck Craftsman 24”

Model 103-0404 w/many extra blades and metal stand, commerical saw, $300. 708-363-2004



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Surgical Gloves - Powdered

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Electric/Manual Bed - Invacare

Assorted sizes including 6 wardrobe. Good condition, $50/all. Woodstock area 815-477-5301


Moving Boxes (75)

1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL


Never been used, $250/obo. 815-943-2049

Cannons Civil War & Pirate Type

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Antique and Modern Guns

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

Maskie Girl, 4 month old female. Black & White DSH. My beauty comes from my experiences in life. It makes me who I am, and illuminates me from the inside. Look at me, WOW. 815-338-4400


Antique Toys, Comics, Vintage Pottery, Arrowheads, Fossils and Vintage Uniforms. 815-351-4387


Lionel & American Flyer Trains

“don't 2day”!!


WANTED TO BUY: Vintage or New, Cameras.

Antiques, Video Games, Outboard motors, Fishing Gear, Motorcycles or Mopeds, Chainsaws, Tools etc. Cash on the spot. Cell: 815-322-6383


$400 - $2000

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. Powered by:

2003 Lincoln LS V8, 85K Mi, Great Cond! Silver, fully loaded, $4000/obo. 815-861-8850

Chip, 1 year old male. Hound mix. The days spent lying in the sun feel so far away. Not a care in my head. Days full of awesomeness that I will always remember.- 815-338-4400

1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS

Runs good, needs work, $800. 847-639-3250 2005 BUICK RENDEZVOUS. 78K Miles. Asking $5,000. Excellent Condition. Call: 847-669-5173 2005 GMC 2500 HD Duramax, 4x4, 17660K miles, EXT Cab, Programmer, remote start, alarm, many new parts - fuel lines, brake lines, front hubs, 2” lift. $14,700. obo. Call: 847-875-6739

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Blackie, 4 month old female . Black DSH. I'm starting on chapter one, page one,of part one of my life. I plan to always be myself by doing the things I love to do. 815-338-4400

Golf Clubs, Bag and Pull Cart

Good condition, $75.


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

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2015 Land Master 4x4 Subaru 653 CC Engine

With storage, laundry and parking, $875/mo. 847-401-3242

Side x side, 2 cylinder, dump truck capacity, LM 650 green, 1,050 lbs, $6,850/obo. 224-308-2456

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Twin Lakes, WI Lakefront 2BR $695, 4BR $850

FREE MO! Pier, Beach, 18 min to Rt 120/31. 847-256-0986

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2BR/1BA Apt Home

New Carpet & Tile, Available Now Senior Community Age 62 +


Crystal Lake 1BR Condo, Prof Painted, New Carpet

1 bath, appl, WD, patio, pond, walking path, swimming pool, fitness facil, $975/mo, avail 3/1. 815-355-3887

Huntley 2BR, 1.5BA, Appl, A/C, Basement 1 car garage, call for details. 815-529-5739


MARENGO/HARVARD Fireplace, $700/mo, $1500 Dep. 815-482-8549 OLBRICH ROAD Woodstock Furnished Room, All Utilities Incl. $475/mo, No Pets. Call 815-451-2462 10 ACRES, Zoned AG, 21 year old 2.5 story home needs updating. 12 rooms, 5 baths, 6 fireplaces, 3924 sq ft + 1521 sq ft ground level in-law arrangement. 4 car garage, dormers with guest quarters, Florida room/whirlpool, 3 decks, 2 ponds, 35x104 pole building, part heated with offices and bath, 3 stall barn. I have Home Inspection Report. Market Value $352,000, Bank Appraisal as is and Shown $260,000. Cash Buyers Only, Must Close 30 Days. Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which $230,000/FIRM, BY OWNER 815-568-0008 makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation of discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS MTGLQ INVESTORS, L.P. Plaintiff, -v.MELECIO MENDEZ, et al Defendant 15 CH 00427 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 13, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on March 15, 2017, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1702 PLEASANT AVENUE, MCHENRY, IL 60050 Property Index No. 09-27-176-009. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification fo le held othe

y for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-14-23149. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: Attorney File No. 14-14-23149 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 15 CH 00427 TJSC#: 36-14610 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I713974 (Published in the Northwest Herald, February 2, 9, 16, 2017)


Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-14-23149. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: Attorney File No. 14-14-23149 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 15 CH 00427 TJSC#: 36-14610 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I713974

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS MTGLQ INVESTORS, L.P. Plaintiff, -v.MELECIO MENDEZ, et al Defendant 15 CH 00427 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 13, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on March 15, 2017, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 29 IN BLOCK 18 IN LAKELAND PARK UNIT NO. 2, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER, AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 12, 1952 AS DOCUMENT NO. 260030, IN BOOK 11 OF PLATS PAGE 66, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1702 PLEASANT AVENUE, MCHENRY, IL 60050 Property Index No. 09-27-176-009. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third (Published in the Northwest party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale Herald, February 2, 9, 16, 2017) fee for Abandoned Residential




Request of Richard Allan Birmantas Case Number 17 MR 100

Request of JOSEPH EDWARD KOLB Case Number 17 MR 90

Public notice is hereby given that I have filed a Petition for Change of Name and scheduled a hearing on my Petition on March 31st, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., in the Circuit Court of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois in Courtroom #201 praying for the change of my name from RICHARD ALLAN BIRMANTAS to the new name of: STACY VEL WILSON pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statutes on Change of Names.

Public notice is hereby given that I have filed a Petition for Change of Name and scheduled a hearing on my Petition on March 22nd, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., in the Circuit Court of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois in Courtroom #201 praying for the change of my name from JOSEPH EDWARD KOLB to the new name of: JOSEPH EDWARD EVANS pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statutes on Change of Names.

/s/ Richard Allan Birmantas Petitioner

/s/ Joseph Edward Kolb Petitioner

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EDNA MAE STEADMAN Deceased. CLAIM NOTICE Case No. 17 PR 22 Notice is given of the death of: EDNA MAE STEADMAN of: WOODSTOCK, IL Letters of Office were issued on: 1/19/2017 to: Representative: DANIEL J. STEADMAN 517 S. Jefferson St. Woodstock, IL 60098 whose attorney is: CAMPION,, CURRAN, LAMB & CUNABAUGH 8600 Route 14, Suite 201 Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Cen-

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY NOTICE OF FILING A REQUEST FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) Request of Cindy Lee Kask Case Number 17 MR 85 Public notice is hereby given that I have filed a Petition for Change of Name and scheduled a hearing on my Petition on March 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., Room 204, in the Circuit Court of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois, 2200 N Seminary Ave, Woodstock, Illinois, praying for the change of my name from Cindy Lee Kask to the new name of Phoenix Pascal Kask pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statutes on Change of Names. /s/ Cindy Lee Kask (Published in the Northwest Herald February 9, 16, 23, 2017) 1264310


STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF KIERA NORRIS (a minor) by KIERSTIN JOHNSON (Parent or Guardian) Case Number 17 MR 86 FOR CHANGE OF NAME NOTICE OF PUBLICATION (Minor) Public notice is hereby given that on March 16, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. In courtoom 204 of the McHenry County Government Center there will be a hearing on my Petition praying for the change of a minor's name from KIERA NORRIS to that of KIERA JOHNSON pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statutes on Change of Names. Dated at Woodstock, Illinois, February 2, 2017. /s/ Kierstin Johnson (Published in the Northwest Herald on February 9, 16, 23, 2017) 1265086


McHenry County College will be accepting bids from contractors to provide Baseball Field Asphalt Drive Installation. Bids will be accepted until March 8, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. For more information and to receive a copy of the bid or bid results, visit our website at (Published in the Northwest Herald February 16, 2017) 1264825


McHenry County College will be accepting bids from contractors to provide Library Interior Space Remodeling. Bids will be accepted until March 8, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. For more information and to receive a copy of the bid or bid results, visit our website at (Published in the Northwest Herald February 16, 2017) 1264849


NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given that Johnsburg Community Unit School District 12, McHenry County, IL will receive sealed bids from interested trade contractors for the Ringwood School Primary Center Renovations Project as follows: S2-Windows and Doors, S3-Boiler Replacement, S7-Fire Sprinkler Installation, S9-Carpet Tile and Base, S11-Public Address System, S12-Security Cameras, S121-Door Access Controls, S13-MPR Sound System and Exterior Speakers and S19-RTU Replacement. Sealed bids will be received at: Johnsburg Community Unit School District 12, 2222 W. Church Street, Johnsburg, IL 60051 Attn: Annie Mulvaney until 12:00 PM, Friday, March 3, 2017. Bid proposals will be publicly opened and read immediately following. Bids must be submitted in duplicate in a sealed envelope, and labeled with "Ringwood School-17", the date and time of the bid opening, the Contractor's name and address, and the Trade Package that is being bid on. A bid day label is supplied with each bid form. The proposed project consists of selective interior and exterior renovations at Ringwood School Primary School. INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS Prospective bidders should access the bid package documents located on the district website under public information at: Payment of Prevailing Wages is required for this project. This Project is Tax Exempt. The Board of Education of Community Unit School District 12 reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or waive any bid irregularities. Prebid meetings will be held the week of February 20th as noted in each package. Prebid meetings are not mandatory, but it is strongly urged that all bidders attend to fully understand the project requirements. Bidders failing to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the project and the existing conditions may be rejected. February 16, 2017 Northwest Herald 1266677

y ty ter, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court Campion, Curran, Lamb & Cunabaugh, P.C. 16 N. Ayer Street Harvard, IL 60033 815-943-2824 (Published in the Northwest Herald February 2, 9, 16, 2017) 1262804

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Resolution of the Village of Lakewood to Authorize the Sale of Surplus Public Real Estate Whereas, the corporate authorities of the Village of Lakewood, an Illinois municipal corporation (the “Village”), hereby find that the public real estate legally described below is surplus public real estate in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/11-76-4.1: LOTS 6, 11, 17, 22 AND 24 IN TURNBERRY UNIT NO. 8 RESUBDIVISION, BEING A RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 361 TO 369, BOTH INCLUSIVE, AND LOTS 372 TO 386, BOTH INCLUSIVE, OF TURNBERRY UNIT 8 SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN PART OF THE NORTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 13, AND THE SOUTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 12, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO PLAT OF SAID TURNBERRY UNIT 8 SUBDIVISION RECORDED FEBRUARY 9, 1996 AS DOCUMENT 96R6758, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS (collectively, the “Subject Property”). Whereas, the permanent property index numbers assigned to the Subject Property are 18-12-352-011 (Lot 6); 18-13-101-009 (Lot 11); 18-13-102-015 (Lot 17); 18-13-151-009 (Lot 22); 18-13151-011 (Lot 24). Whereas, a written certified appraisal by a licensed real estate appraiser for the Subject Property has been completed and is on file with the Village and available for public inspection. Whereas, each lot consisting of the Subject Property ranges from one half acre to three quarters of an acre, more or less, is located generally east and west side of Redtail Drive, and south and north side of McIntosh Court, north of Ackman Road, is presently vacant and is zoned R-1/PD. Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Village of Lakewood as follows: Section 1: The recitals set forth above are herein adopted as part of this Resolution. Section 2: The Village will consider written contract proposals for any lot or lots constituting the Subject Property delivered to the Village of Lakewood Village Hall, c/o Shannon Andrews, 2500 Lake Avenue, Village of Lakewood, Illinois, 60014. The Village reserves the right to reject any or all contract proposals for any lot or lots constituting the Subject Property and may, in its sole discretion, accept any written contract proposal determined by the Village's corporate authorities to be in the best interest of the Village by a vote of two-thirds of the corporate authorities then holding office, but in no event shall the price of any lot or lots constituting the Subject Property be less than 80% of the appraised value of the Subject Property. The Village reserves the right to reject any and all contract proposals for any lot or lots constituting the Subject Property. Section 3: The Village Attorney is directed to publish this resolution at the first opportunity following its passage in the Northwest Herald. Voting Aye: Trustees Thomas, Furey, Serwatka, Iden, McMahon Absent: Trustee Davis APPROVED: /s/ Village President Mary Erin Smith ATTEST: /s/ Village Clerk Janice S. Hansen Passed: February 14, 2017 (Published in the Northwest Herald on February 16, 2017) 1266692

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