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Sheriff’s Office warns of new telephone scam By NATE LINHART
email@example.com WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is alerting people of a new telephone scam being used against McHenry County residents to try and obtain their personal information. According to the sheriff’s office, a resident recently received a call that originated from the number 815-338-2144, according to caller ID, and the caller claimed to be a civil process server with the sheriff’s office. The caller then asked the homeowner if he or she would be home at a certain time to be issued a subpoena. The resident, who hung up without providing any information, reported to the sheriff’s office that the caller had a Middle Eastern accent and that there was a lot of background noise on the call. The 815-338-2144 nonemergency number is
“We encourage the public to not provide any personal information via telephone.” Bill Prim, McHenry County sheriff associated with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, and with new technology, scammers can manipulate systems so they can program the number they want to appear on caller ID, according to the sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s office process servers are not in the practice of calling people to ask for personal information. “We encourage the public to not provide any personal information via telephone,” Sheriff Bill Prim said. “If you do receive such a call, we suggest you immediately hang up and notify your local police department to report the incident.”
Thimble voted out of Monopoly By WAYNE PARRY
The Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – You can still pass “Go” and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won’t be able to do it with the thimble game piece. Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to Monopoly in 1935. The move is part of a campaign to select the next generation of game pieces. Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version. AP file photo Hasbro Inc. is holding a The thimble game piece (left) sits among other Monopoly tokens at Hasworldwide contest to let people bro Inc., headquarters Feb. 5, 2013, in Pawtucket, R.I. The thimble will no choose the eight tokens to be in- longer be a game piece in Monopoly, rejected in 2017 in a campaign to cluded in the next generation of determine the tokens for the next generation of the game. the property acquisition game, based on the real streets of AtWinners will be announced in games hitting shelves this lantic City, New Jersey. March 19, and will be included August.
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ON THE COVER McHenry County College culinary program management chair Chef Tina Drzal wheels a selection of wines to the Slàinte dining room Wednesday. The campus student-run restaurant reopened to the public for the spring semester Thursday. The eatery now offers limited beer and wine service. See story on page A3.
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McHenry County College Culinary Management program chairwoman, chef Tina Drzal (center), works with students Amy Jacobsen (from left), Melissa Otte and Hannah Amore at an ordering station Wednesday at Slàinte, the student-run restaurant on campus. The restaurant reopened to the public for the spring semester Thursday and now offers limited beer and wine service.
McHenry County College restaurant reopens with beer, wine included By NATE LINHART
firstname.lastname@example.org CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s student-run restaurant officially reopened to the public Thursday with some bold additions to the menu. Slàinte now offers a limited beer and wine service during its operation hours for the first time. About six to eight months ago, the MCC board of trustees began discussing the possibility of the restaurant adding alcohol to its menu, and the board eventually approved the measure. Despite some risks involved, board Chairman Michael Smith said the addition of alcohol helps better prepare culinary students for the future. “The basic foundation for the decision was student success,” Smith said.
“The driving force behind the board’s support was that experts in the industry convinced us that students needed to have that practical experience serving alcohol.” For the new beer and wine service, chef Tina Drzal, MCC’s Culinary Management program chairwoman, worked with Andy Andresky, formerly of 1776 Restaurant in Crystal Lake, to develop the beer and wine list. “He’s been so helpful with the students and getting this alcohol menu ready,” Drzal said. The beer menu offers four different brews, including Crystal Lake Brewing’s Beach Blonde Ale. The wine menu has a total of seven choices consisting of three red wines and four white wines. While Drzal said she’s heard some people are resistant to the
idea of adding alcohol, she assures that her students are well-trained. “We go through two days of alcohol training with the students, which includes the habit of checking IDs and looking for fake IDs,” Drzal said. “And myself and Andresky do all the pouring for the underaged servers.” “We’re only open for a few hours two nights a week during the spring,” Drzal added. “And the crowd we get here is typically well within the drinking-age range.” MCC student Hannah Amore is in her last semester of the college’s Culinary Management program and is working at the restaurant as she finishes up her degree. “A lot of people should come here because it is run by students,” Amore said. “It’s a really good opportunity
for us to learn from our community in terms of serving and cooking. … And it gives a cheaper but still nice dining experience to the community.” Since Amore is 19 years old, the MCC student said she has been instructed to not open or pour the alcohol. “But I am still allowed to take orders and bring it to the tables,” Amore said. Drzal said MCC’s culinary arts program started in 2009, and Slàinte opened a couple years later in 2011. The restaurant has a seating capacity of 60 people with about 13 students working at the restaurant when it’s open. In terms of food, the menu has classic Midwest dishes with an international influence. Most meals are less
See MCC RESTAURANT, page A11
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City Council candidates address voters at forum By BRITTANY KEEPERMAN
email@example.com CRYSTAL LAKE – Budget concerns and economic development topped concerns with Crystal Lake City Council candidates at a forum Thursday. Candidates running to fill spots on the City Council as well as the Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 board had a chance to address the public and answer questions at the first of a series of candidate forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of McHenry County. Five candidates – three incumbents and two challengers – are vying for three open seats on the City Council. In District 155, which includes CaryGrove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge high schools, nine candidates are running for four open positions on the board. City Council candidates answered questions on topics that varied from budget decisions and business retention to economic development and city growth. Incumbents Ralph Dawson, Haig Haleblian and Cameron Hubbard face challengers Stefano Liparoto and Sally Munn. Munn wasn’t in attendance Thursday because of an illness, officials said. Financial constraints topped concerns among City Council candidates Thursday. “We’re going into the budget,” said Dawson, who has been on the council for 18 years. “That will be a big concern. We have to drive that down. … Where do you cut, and what do you do to bring back [services] to the public?” Liparoto said that his top three con-
More online Watch the complete candidate forum in a replay of our Facebook Live video at Facebook.com/nwherald. cerns include making sure the city isn’t spending more than it takes in, combating drugs in the community and continuing to provide amenities to the city in order to bring in people so that Crystal Lake can thrive. Services were on Hubbard’s mind as well, who said Crystal Lake is a topnotch community and the trick is retaining that sentiment. He said his main priority is to listen to his constituents. “I think Crystal Lake is a great place to live, and our goal is to keep it that way,” Hubbard said. “To keep people here, we need to make sure we continue to provide an economic environment that offers opportunity to people.” Another point of conversation was business attraction, retention and economic development. Haleblian said that increasing retail is important, and he pointed to recent successes, such as Mariano’s, which announced it will open in the former Sears building on Route 14. “That is huge, absolutely huge,” he said. “My vision of Crystal Lake is to see it grow and prosper as it has. Crystal Lake has done the best job – as far as McHenry County goes – of attracting and retaining businesses and keeping us safe at night.” The League of Women Voters of McHenry County will hold candidate forums through February and March for seven local races in the April 4 election.
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British Consul Gen. in Chicago Stephen Bridges discusses economic partnerships between Britain and America on Thursday while addressing members of the McHenry County Board. The consul general represents the British government and typically is responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.
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McHenry County Board gets pep talk from U.K. diplomat By KEVIN P. CRAVER
firstname.lastname@example.org WOODSTOCK – Before embarking on its long-term planning meeting, the McHenry County Board got a rare pep talk from Her Majesty’s Government. Stephen Bridges, the U.K. consul general for the island nation’s Chicago consulate, spent almost an hour Thursday morning addressing the board’s Committee of the Whole before its retreat to review its strategic plan. His first piece of advice was a poignant one that the political elite of both nations learned the hard way last year – listen to the people. The election of President Donald Trump and the successful “Brexit” referendum to pull the U.K. out of the European Union were outcomes that most politicians, pundits and other experts did not expect. “Recognize the mood of the people right now, because I think our politicians on either side, and I’m not going to get into partisan politics, but certainly in my country, they got it horribly wrong,” Bridges said. “They just did not get the mood of the people.” In one of many lighthearted moments, Bridges thanked the County Board and the U.S. in general for the November election “deflecting the political attention of the world from my country to yours.” Bridges is the senior official at the Chicago consulate, one of eight the U.K. maintains in the U.S. As the U.K.’s rep-
“There is a large caucus in your country now that is prophesying doom and destruction and the end of your world, and let me give you a little message from across the pond and your closest pals – you are still the most important nation on Earth.” Stephen Bridges
U.K. consul general for Chicago consulate resentative, he is responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in Illinois and 13 other states. He was invited by County Board Chairman Jack Franks, D-Marengo, to “open the curtains and remove the coverings a little bit” regarding the U.K.’s relationship with Illinois and the Midwest. Bridges accompanies Franks and his father on their annual Canadian fishing trip, where Bridges joked he learns more about forestry management for climbing trees to retrieve expensive lures he inadvertently casts into the wood-line instead of into the water. Much of the consulate’s work deals with U.K. businesses located in the U.S., which held the interest of a County Board looking to increase its own business base.
“It’s all about jobs; it’s all about growth. Any of this sound familiar to you guys? It’s the same agenda that you have, that I have, that my government has – it’s about doing the right thing for our folks and making us wealthier,” Bridges said. The U.K. is by far the largest foreign investor in the U.S. The most recent report from the Confederation of British Industry pegs the total at $449 billion – U.K. businesses account for more than 1 million U.S. jobs. Bridges said that between 50,000 and 75,000 Illinois residents are employed by U.K. companies. That business relationship between the two nations is very likely to increase as the U.K. exits the EU, Bridges said. Bridges gave one more tip to the County Board in the wake of the election. “There is a large caucus in your country now that is prophesying doom and destruction and the end of your world, and let me give you a little message from across the pond and your closest pals – you are still the most important nation on Earth. You are still the most important economy on Earth. You still have more cultural resonance than any other nation, any other polity and any other society on Earth,” Bridges said. The County Board will meet again Friday for a second and final day to hash out its strategic plan, which it revises every three or four years. The last revision was in 2013.
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Centegra earns 5-star rating for McHenry hospital from CMS
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Registered nurses Maria Hush (left) and Mary Schulze discuss a patient while working Dec. 23, 2015, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. The McHenry hospital recently received a five-star rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is one of 82 hospitals to receive the highest rating nationwide. percent in the nation,” Nathan said. “The key is that our patients don’t need to leave the community, because we can provide comprehensive care that is top notch,” Nathan said. “I think this recognition shows our patients they can be confident they’re getting great care.”
While Centegra Hospital – Huntley was too new to have data included in the most recent ratings, Nathan said future data will incorporate the Huntley hospital as well. To learn more about the ratings, visit www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html.
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McHENRY – In Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ most recent star ratings, two McHenry County hospitals received high rankings for their health care services. Centegra Hospital – McHenry was one of 82 hospitals in the nation to receive a five-star rating, the highest rating possible. This puts the McHenry hospital in the top 2 percent in the nation, said Dr. Kumar Nathan, senior vice president of clinical effectiveness for Centegra Health System. “I think we got these high ratings
because at Centegra, our patients are the focus of everything,” Nathan said. “It’s always our goal to put our patients first, and to provide complete health care that keeps patients at home with their families and loved ones.” Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services, a federal agency that administers the nation’s major health care programs, created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help patients and their families compare facilities. CMS looks at each hospital’s safety of care, patient experience and timeliness of care, among other categories. “We’re also very proud of Centegra Hospital – Woodstock for receiving four stars, which places it among the top 20
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Appointments and information: Carrie Futchko, 815-271-2910 or www.heartlandbc.org. • 8 a.m. to noon March 4 – St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 3500 W. Washington St., McHenry. Appointments and information: • 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Centeg- Carrie Futchko, 815-271-2910 or www.heartra – Huntley, 10400 Haligus Road, Huntley. landbc.org. Appointments and information: Carrie Futch• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4 – Sacred Heart ko, 815-271-2910 or www.heartlandbc.org. Church, 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo. Appoint• 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday – Woodstock Public ments and information: Camille Piazza, 847Library, 414 W. Judd St., Woodstock. Ap305-9998 or www.heartlandbc.org. pointments and information: Carrie Futchko, • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 4 – Achieve 815-271-2910 or www.heartlandbc.org. Footwear, 1AW Crystal Lake Plaza, Crystal • 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday – Huntley Public Lake. Appointments and information: Brett, Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley. Appoint815-444-7239 or www.heartlandbc.org. ments and information: Camille Piazza, 847• 3 to 7:30 p.m. March 6 – St. John’s Lu305-9998 or www.heartlandbc.org. theran Church, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin. • 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday – JohnsAppointments and information: Carrie Futchburg High School, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, ko, 815-271-2910 or www.heartlandbc.org. Johnsburg. Appointments and information: • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 7 – McHenry Carrie Futchko, 815-271-2910 or www.heartCounty College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. landbc.org. Appointments and information: Carrie Futch• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 – Bethany Luther- ko, 815-271-2910 or www.heartlandbc.org. an Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal • 2 to 6 p.m. March 7 – National Gift Card Lake. Appointments and information: Carrie Corp., 300 Millennium Drive, Crystal Lake. ApFutchko, 815-271-2910 or www.heartlandbc. pointments and information: Carrie Futchko, org. 815-271-2910 or www.heartlandbc.org. • 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 – Spring Grove • 3 to 7 p.m. March 8 – Algonquin Area Fire Station, 8214 Richardson Road, Spring Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, AlgonGrove. Appointments and information: Carrie quin. Appointments and information: Carrie Futchko, 815-271-2910 or www.heartlandbc. Futchko, 815-271-2910 or www.heartlandbc. org. org. • 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 4 – St. • 3 to 7 p.m. March 8 – McHenry County John’s Parish, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg. College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Ap-
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Judge revokes license of LITH police sergeant accused of DUI in fatal crash Police sergeant also is a Hebron village trustee By JORDYN REILAND
email@example.com A Walworth County judge has revoked the driver’s license of a Lake in the Hills police sergeant – who also is a Hebron trustee – for one year after finding probable cause he was intoxicated while driving. Mark Mogan, 49, of Hebron was arrested by Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, police last December after he allegedly drove intoxicated about 5:20 p.m. Dec. 27 and struck 29-year-old Samantha Norris, who was crossing the road at Edwards Boulevard and Route 120 in Lake Geneva. The woman was taken in critical condition to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where she died days later, authorities have said. Mogan appeared in court Wednesday with his attorney, Larry Steen, for a refusal hearing. The hearing determines whether someone’s refusal of a breath or blood test for the presence of intoxicants was unlawful, and whethSpecialty Meats • Deli Beef • Pork • Chicken Lamb • Veal • Seafood Sandwiches • Party Trays Gaming • Beer • Wine
er there was probable cause for officers to believe he was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Walworth County Judge Phil Koss deterMark Mogan mined that Mogan’s refusal to submit to a blood test after the crash was not proper, Steen said. In addition to revoking his driver’s license, Koss ordered that Mogan install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle and required that he complete a court-ordered alcohol or substance abuse assessment. Steen said two Lake Geneva police officers took the stand Wednesday and testified that they could smell alcohol on Mogan’s breath after the crash. Mogan refused to give a preliminary breath test and a field sobriety test. He also was asked at the police station if he would consent to a blood test, and he refused that, as well. Officers were able to take a blood sample from
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HARVARD – Community Health Partnership of Illinois will host an open house next week to celebrate the opening of a new dental clinic in CHP’s Harvard Area Community Health Center. The organization is a nonprofit that provides health care services to uninsured and publicly insured people, regardless of their financial circumstances. The Harvard Area Community Health Center opened in 2013 and serves more than 2,500 clients annually. The new clinic will serve children from infancy to age 18 with preventative dental care and treatment. The clinic also will treat adults with urgent dental care needs and will provide routine preventative care for pregnant women and adults with diabetes. State Sen. Pamela Althoff and other community and civic leaders will speak at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the center, 62 N. Ayer St., Harvard.
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Drzal said future plans include rebranding the restaurant name. “It’ll probably be a contest where the culinary students can rename it,” Drzal said. The restaurant is open from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 3. Slàinte can be found in the Scot Room, Building B, Room 178, located behind MCC’s cafeteria. For reservation requests, visit www.mchenry.edu/slainte.
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CARY – Police are investigating a battery complaint after a woman reported that a man covered her mouth with his hand and told her to “go to sleep.” About 12:45 p.m. Thursday, the Cary Police Department responded to Glazy Daze Pottery Studio, 121 W. Main St., after a woman called in the report. The woman was in the business when the suspect came in and started asking about nearby vacancies, police said. As they talked, the suspect said he was a chiropractor and offered the woman an evaluation. She agreed, but during the evaluation, the man covered her mouth and asked her to “go to sleep,” police said. The woman freed herself and told the man to leave, which he did. He is described as an older white man
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OBITUARIES ROSE A. BORO
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 19, 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 www.colonialmchenry.com.
How to submit Send obituary information to obits@ nwherald.com or call 815-526-4438. Notices are accepted until 3 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries also appear online at NWHerald.com/obits, where you may sign the guest book, send flowers or make a memorial donation. Norwood Park, where they raised their family and Leonard worked as an electrician for the City of Chicago for many years, retiring in 2000. In 2002 they moved to Huntley. He loved to fish and spend time with his dog, Murphy. He is survived by his wife, Patricia of Huntley; his son, Nick (Sarah) Colella and Jessica Colella both of Chicago; his grandchildren, Josie and Luca; and his brother, Robert (Nancy) Colella of Carol Stream. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17th at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. and the family will greet friends prior at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. For more information please call 847-5158772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com.
LEONARD COLELLA Leonard Colella, 66 of Sun City, Huntley, passed away on Wednesday morning, February 15, 2017 following an extended illness. He was born August 15, 1950 in Oak Park, Illinois the son of Leonard M. and Anna Marie (Abbamonte) Colella. He grew up in Chicago and graduated from Taft High School. He was united in marriage to Patricia L. Martin on July 15, 1972. The couple made their home in
STEPHEN McCLURE DAVIS Born: August 14, 1941 Died: February 11, 2017
Stephen “Steve” McClure Davis, loving father and grandfather, a resident of McHenry, Illinois, born August 14, 1941 in Berwyn, Illinois, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017.
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He is survived by son, Allan Davis; daughter Ann Marie (Jeffrey) Newman; granddaughter, Chyann Newman; brother Lance G. (Mary) Davis; sisters, Suzanne (Edward) Klein and Cheri Blowers; dear friends Ann and Tony Ricchetti; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter G. Davis Jr.; and mother, Mary J. Colson; wife, Diane; and brothers, Robert S. Davis and Karl K. Colson. All services were held privately. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
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GERALDINE R. KYLE Born: September 30, 1930 Died: January 25, 2017
Geraldine (Geri) R. Kyle, 86, of New Smyrna Beach, FL passed away peacefully surrounded by her granddaughter, Marcy and friend, Jared CEFERINA JIMENEZ along with her grandson, Joe and wife (Christy) on January Ceferina Jimenez, 74, of Harvard passed 25, 2017 at the Cocquina Cottage of South away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Daytona. Centegra Hospital in Woodstock, IL. Born in Woodstock, IL on September 30, Services are pending with Saunders & 1930 to Elsie and Kenneth Krull. On January McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St. 15, 1949 she was united in marriage to James Harvard, IL 60033. For more information, call (Hap) R. Kyle. He preceded her in death on the funeral home at 815-943-5400. November 11, 2000 her parents and a baby sister (Lawanna). Geri is survived by her beloved children, Margie (Larry) Palmer, Steven Kyle, Judy RUSSELL EDWARD KOCH (Patrick) McCarthy, Rhonda (Bob) Nystrom. Born: December 14, 1952; in Chicago, IL Her grandchildren: Heather (Joe) Palmer, Died: February 13, 2017; in Barrington, IL Kyle (Bill) Hobson, Thad (Maggie) Kyle, Dr. Russell Edward Koch, age 64, of McHenry, Gwenne (Dr. Tim) Norcross, Tyson McCarthy, Joseph (Christy) McCarthy, Beth passed away Monday, February 13, 2017, (Alek) Stricker, Marcy (Jared) Nystrom. surrounded by his loving family. Russell was born December 14, 1952, to the Great-grandchildren: Mollie and Owen late Arnold and Dolores (neé Wedrall) Koch. Hobson, Zachary Kyle, Taylor, Ava and Dylan Norcross, Alex McCarthy. Her brother, Russell worked as a Union Electrician for local #150, for 22 years and was a longtime Vic (Ruby) Krull and their children Tammy member of the Model A Club. He was adored (Scott), Jeff, Bradley (Kathy). Many of her by his children. Russell will be greatly missed dear friends from New Smyrna Beach and the NSB American Legion. by all who knew him. Special family viewing was held on SaturRussell is survived by his loving children, Michael J. Koch, Ryan E. Koch, and Marisa M. day, January 28, 2017 at the Settle-Wilder Koch; and grandson, Lucas Michael Koch. He Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach. Memorials can be made to the Kindred Hospice was further survived by his brother, Wayne 1717 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL Koch; and sister, Gail Burt. 32117. Russell was preceded in death by his parents. • Continued on page A13 A visitation will be held from 12:00pm
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FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Frank J. Silk: The visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Justen Funeral Home, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, then leaving in procession to St. John the Baptist Church, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg, for the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass celebration. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Vernon M. Stefanski: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard. Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 815-943-5400. Tyler William Stewart: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, with a 7 p.m. service at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. Donald James Wagman: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, with a 7:30 p.m. funeral service at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. Mel Wallace: The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. For information, call the funeral home at 815459-3411. Gary Charles Weightman: The celebration of life will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Kloshe Illahee Clubhouse, 2500 S. 370th St., Federal Way, Washington. Richard L. Zimmerman: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. memorial service, Saturday, Feb. 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11008 N. Church St., Huntley. Inurnment with military honors will be in McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock. For information, call James A. O’Connor Funeral Home at 847-6695111.
MILLARD R. RAKESTRAW
Born: January 25, 1929; in Mineral, IL Died: February 13, 2017; in Stanford, KY Millard R. “Red” Rakestraw, formerly of McHenry, IL died on February 13, 2017 in Stanford, KY. He was born January 25, 1929 in Mineral, IL to Millard F and Minnie Rakestraw. He married Ruth A. Lamer on February 10, 1951. For 82 years he lived in various towns in Illinois, initially as a farmer, then as a mechanic. Farmers entering tractor pull competitions will remember Red as the mechanic to hire to get the most out of their tractors. He and his wife moved to Stanford, KY in July 2011. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ruth; a son, Michael Rakestraw of McHenry, IL; and two daughters, Peggy (Paul) Waldoch of Stanford, KY and Patricia Schmidtgall of Woodstock, IL. There are seven grandchildren, Michael (Kelsey), Paul and Luke Rakestraw, Melissa (Kyle) Snelten, Nicole Waldoch and Rebecca (Steve) Smith and Lisa (Jerald) Donegan. There are five great grandchildren, Kaleb, JJ, Fiona, Jeremiah, Katie Marie, and the much anticipated Cora Isabella Smith, and Baby Rakestraw. Red was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, (Donald & Dale); and two sisters, Katherine & Frances; and a son in law, Fred Schmidtgall. He was a member of St. William Catholic Church in Lancaster, KY where a Mass of Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:30am. www.clarklegacycenter.com.
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Leona M. Lueck: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Friday, Feb. 17, at Olson Funeral Home. Larry Madigan: The visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 418 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. The visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday, Feb. 20, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Cemetery in Palatine. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411. William Maloney: The visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the 1:30 p.m. memorial service Saturday, Feb. 18, at Hearthstone Senior Living, 840 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. For information, call Kahle-Moore Funeral Home at 847-639-3817. Helen W. Marcisz: The visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral Mass celebration Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. For information, call DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home at 847515-8772. Laurretta J. Motyka: The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N. Main St., Wauconda. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Robert J. Nehrlich: The memorial visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Marilyn Nell: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home. Burial will be in McHenry County Memorial Park. For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710. Mark David Nielsen: The celebration of life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Lutheran Church of All Saints, 5800 State Park Road, Fox Lake. Rosemary Rogan: Prayers will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St., Des Plaines, and then there will be a procession to Our Lady of the Wayside Church for the 9:30 a.m. funeral Mass celebration. Entombment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 847-824-5155. Thomas S. Savage: The visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday, Feb. 17, at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road, Fox Lake. For information, call the funeral home at 847-587-2100. Dakota M. Sikula: The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 297 E. Jefferson Ave., Hampshire. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Burial will follow in Huntley Cemetery.
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Gertrude Baumann: The celebration of her life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Harvard Sportsmen’s Club in Harvard. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Harvard. Jaime E. Bello: The visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, funeral Mass is celebrated at Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. For information, call Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory at 815-385-0063. Keith E. Ehrke Sr.: The visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, with a service immediately afterward at Woodstock Moose Lodge, 408 Clay St., Woodstock. Kay Elaine Furst: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, with a memorial service at 12:30 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Manuael Garza Jr.: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 206 E. Front St., Harvard. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Woodstock. For information, call the funeral home at 815943-5400. William M. Hauri Jr.: The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at McCullom Lake Hunt Club, 10603 Okeson Road, Hebron. For information, call Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory at 815-3850063. Stanley C. Hegberg: The celebration of life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at The Village Squire, 4818 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Jon Lyn Herlehy: The visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. celebration of life Sunday, Feb. 18, at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road, Fox Lake. For information, call the funeral home at 847-587-2100. Charles E. Howell: The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock. For information, call Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710. Alex Glen Kube: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Alpine Chapel Church, 23153 W. Miller Road, Lake Zurich. A private ceremony for close friends and family will be Saturday, Feb. 18, at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary. For information, call the funeral home at 847-639-3817. Gale L. “Butch” Kunde: The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the noon funeral service Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. John Lutheran Church, 6821 Main St., Union. Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Union. John J. Laporte: Interment will be at noon Friday, Feb. 17, in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood.
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LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department will host the Daddy Daughter Enchanted Forest Ball from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate. The formal event will include dinner, dancing and a special keepsake. Suits and dresses are suggested attire. The cost is $35 for resident couples, $15 for additional children; and $42 for nonresident couples, $17 for additional children. Registration is required. For information, visit www.lith.org or call 847-960-7460.
The McHenry-Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting its annual tree sale. All residents of McHenry and Lake counties are eligible to buy trees and shrubs through the sale, which continues until March 31. Plants can be used for windbreak establishment, wildlife habitat improvement, Christmas trees, screening or shade around homes. Seedlings costs are as low as 60 cents each. Larger trees are available in 1-gallon pots and average $13 each. For information, call 815-338-0444, ext. Magnificat Day of Renewal 3, or visit www.mchenryswcd.org. scheduled for March 4 CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry Chapter Exhibitors sought for annual of Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic Business and Craft Expo women, will host the Magnificat Day of JOHNSBURG – The Johnsburg Area Renewal from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4 Business Association is accepting regat St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 451 istration for its 2017 Business and Craft W. Terra Cotta Ave. Expo, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keynote speaker the Rev. Kyle Manno, March 11 at Johnsburg High School. parochial vicar at St. Patrick Parish in St. Booth registration forms are available Charles, will present “God’s Desire.” The on the “News” link at www.johnsburgevent is free but registration is required jaba.com and at the Johnsburg Public by March 1. Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road. Fees To register, call Dee Slowey at 815are listed on the form. 893-4061. For information, visit www. For information, contact JABA Expo magnificatmchenry.com. Chairman Richard Bierman at 815-7599459. – Northwest Herald t Greals i o S
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Black Cat Adoption Extravaganza begins Feb. 17 at PetSmart
FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP – St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Council 11666 hosted its annual Free Throw Championship Jan. 7. Ashley Guazzo (left), 14-yearold girls champion, is shown with Jerry O’Sullivan.
The Assisi Animal Foundation in conjunction with PetSmart National Adoption Weekend will host a Black Cat Adoption Extravaganza Feb. 1719 at PetSmart, 4465 Route 14, Crystal Lake. The event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Along with adoptable black cats on display will be cats of various colors, as well as a raffle. As part of the event, Assisi has listed reasons to adopt black cats. Among them: “They’re a great accessory to any outfit. Black cats match any décor. Holding a black cat is very slimming. They are fun loving, playful, full of spark and energy. When you love a black cat, luck is on your side. A lint brush is not required for a black tie event. They always look sleek and sophisticated. Black cats are like onyx, beautiful gems. You can always find them in the snow. They are the least likely to be adopted.” Information: 815-455-9411 or www.assisi.org.
Three Founding Faculty Scholarships, each worth 60 credit hours of tuition at McHenry County College beginning in academic year 2017-2018, are available for MCC students or high school graduates who enroll in at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. The award may be usead for tuition only. The deadline to apply is Feb. 17. Applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, Room A262 at McHenry County College. In addition to required documents, applicants also must submit a typed short essay of between 250-300 words, describing their most influential teacher. For information, contact the MCC Financial Aid Office at 815-455-8911 or visit www.mchenry.edu/financialaid.
An exhibit by the Center for the Study of the Passion of the Christ and the Holy Shroud and Monsignor Giulio Ricci and other scientists will be presented from noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 23-24 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The free exhibit includes a detailed photograph of the front and back Shroud that is more than 14 feet long and 3 feet wide. The exhibit presents the results of a comprehensive and forensic study with numerous photographs and illustrations.
THINGS TO DO IN & AROUND McHENRY COUNTY
“HA HA LAND” IMPROV SHOW
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 perform improv and sketch comedy. Tickets: $5 adults, $8 adult couples; $3 students, $4 student couples. Information: www.facebook. com/clcimprov or email@example.com.
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WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 17-18 WHERE: Marian Central Catholic High School, 1001 McHenry Ave., Woodstock COST & INFO: Marian Central’s winter musical. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Tickets and information: 815338-4220 or www.marian.com.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 17 and 2 & 7 p.m. Feb. 18 WHERE: Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock COST & INFO: “The Adventures of Robin Hood” 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 www.seatyourself.biz/woodstocknorth.
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• 9 a.m. – Blind Date with a Book, Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 W. Paddock St., Crystal Lake. Choose a wrapped book from the display and check it out for a “blind date.” No peeking until you get home. Free. Information: 815-526-5108. • 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Celebrating Seniors, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 9812 St. Albans St., Hebron. Featuring a half-hour of tai chi followed by bingo. Blood pressure checks and snacks available. Salvation Army Golden Diner lunch at 11 a.m. Call 630-232-6676 to reserve your meal. Continues every Friday. Free. Information: 815648-2671 or www.stjlutheran.com. • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – AARP senior tax Appointments, Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., Woodstock. Volunteers from the AARP will assist senior citizens with income taxes. Appointments
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must be scheduled at 815-344-3555. Information: www.woodstockpubliclibrary.org. • 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Drop-in preschool crafts, ages 1-6 with an adult, Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 W. Paddock St., Crystal Lake. Featuring heart sponge painting. Free. Information: 815-4591687 or www.crystallakelibrary.org. • 10 a.m. to noon – Friday food distribution, Nunda Township Office, 3510 Bay Road, Crystal Lake. Food donated through the Northern Illinois Food Bank by local grocery stores will be distributed to those in need. Free. Information: 815-4590785 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • 10:30 to 11 a.m. – Drop-in storytime, Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., Woodstock. Stories, crafts and fun. Open to all. Information: www.woodstockpubliclibrary.org. • 11:30 a.m. – Early Bird Bingo, VFW Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry. Sonsored by the VFW Auxiliary every Friday. New games and prizes. Doors open at 10 a.m. Kitchen open at 11 a.m. Information: 815-236-3345, wrgaylord@att. net or www.vfwmchenry.org. • 1 p.m. – Marengo Woman’s Club meeting, Marengo United Methodist Church, 119 E. Washington St., Marengo. New members welcome.
Dues: $30. Information: 815-568-0704 or www. marengo.gfwcillinois.org. • 4 to 10 p.m. – Play Light’ning and swap stories, Woodstock VFW Post 5040, 201 N. Main St., Woodstock. Snacks and drinks available. Information: 815-338-5040, 815-861-2014 or www. vfw5040.org. • 7 p.m. – Friday Night Bingo, McCullom Lake Village Hall, 4811 W. Orchard Drive, McCullom Lake. Food served at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own beverage. Information: 815-385-2211 or www. frinitebingo.com. • 7:30 p.m. – Astronomy Night with the Lake County Astronomical Society, Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. Business meeting at 7:30 p.m., classroom topic at 8:30 p.m., Star Party at 9:45 p.m. View stars, planets, constellations and other objects through members’ telescopes. Open to all ages. Information: www.lcas-astronomy.org.
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creative suggestions. Don’t feel pressured to contribute money if you have offered your time or services. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Carefully examine emotional situations before you reveal how you feel. It’s important to find out where you stand and to adjust your presentation accordingly. Show diplomacy. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Your intuition won’t let you down. Trust in yourself and your abilities, not in what someone else is doing or saying. Take the path that you feel most comfortable pursuing. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You’ve got all the right moves to reach your personal and professional goals. You will outmaneuver anyone who gets in your way. Romance will improve your life. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Excess will cause
problems for you. Whether you or someone else is being indulgent, you must protect against injury, accidents and damage to your reputation. Focus on achievement and peace. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Sign up for physical activities that are challenging and invigorating. Self-improvement is favored and will bring good results if you stick to your regimen. Romance is featured. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Refuse to get involved in someone else’s melodrama. Stay focused on what matters to you and make changes that will improve your domestic environment. Choose an unusual lifestyle. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – A problem with residential services will disrupt your routine. Avoid over-indulgence and don’t make unreasonable
promises. Choose love and peace over discord and chaos. Romance will improve your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You’ll be sent mixed signals when dealing with friends and loved ones. Don’t hesitate to ask for a confirmation before you agree to someone’s iffy plans. If you don’t participate, you can’t complain. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You must use your intellect, not your emotions, when choosing friends or allies. Know the person you are dealing with before you share secrets. Physical achievements are favored. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Let others make their own mistakes. Don’t feel obliged to take part in anything that you find impulsive or irresponsible. Protect your assets, possessions and your heart from anyone taking liberties.
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AG to appeal denial of request to halt pay Attorney Gen. Lisa Madigan speaks at a news conference Aug. 21, 2014, in Chicago. On Thursday, St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien denied a request by Madigan to halt state worker paychecks unless lawmakers resolve the state’s budget impasse. Gov. Bruce Rauner suggests she wanted to create a “crisis” that would shut down the government.
The ASSOCIATED PRESS BELLEVILLE – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop paying state workers unless lawmakers resolve an ongoing budget impasse. Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she will appeal the judge’s ruling, noting the state’s constitution requires an enacted appropriation for state spending. “Under the current injunction, the state has spent over $3 billion in taxpayer money without any transparency or legislative debate as required by law,” Madigan said in a statement. “The governor is using this injunction to avoid following the Constitution and enacting a budget, irreparably harming the people of Illinois.” St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien refused to reverse a previous court order requiring Illinois to pay state employees in the absence of a spending plan. Madigan argued stopping pay would hasten a budget agreement. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has criticized Madigan’s legal move, suggesting the daughter of House Speaker Michael Madigan wanted to create a “crisis” that would shut down the government.
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College admissions bill advances in Illinois House
SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois House committee has cleared a proposal that would require public universities to admit first-time freshman applicants who finish with a GPA in the top 10 percent of their high school’s graduating class. The House Higher Education Committee passed the bill Wednesday despite opposition from the University of Illinois and the Illinois Board of Higher Education, The News-Gazette reported. Democratic Rep. Andre Thapedi of Chicago sponsored the bill, noting that the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus has 5.4 percent black enrollment. Higher percentages are reported at the school’s Chicago and Springfield campuses. “Clearly, our universities are not diverse,”
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“We’re pleased our hard working state employees, who show up to work every day on behalf of the people of Illinois, will continue to be paid,” Rauner said in a statement, adding he hopes Madigan drops her efforts and allow negotiations in the Senate on a balanced budget to succeed. Rauner and Democrats who control the Legislature have been fighting for years over how to balance the budget.
Rauner repeated Wednesday that he will support a tax increase to help close a multibillion-dollar budget deficit, but only if it is accompanied by measures he wants to help businesses, such as reduced workers’ compensation costs. Democrats oppose Rauner’s agenda, with Speaker Madigan calling it “extreme” and harmful to the middle class. Without a budget in place, social service agencies, higher education and
he said. “And I think it’s important to recognize we’re talking about our best and our brightest students. “We’re not just talking about kids who are looking to just get over to get into the university. These are kids who are performing in their high schools, but for one reason or another, the universities opt not to admit them. So now we want to give them that opportunity.”
Mitchell Davis has a history of mental illness and violence toward his parents. Records show a judge in October lifted a protective order Davis’ parents previously requested against him.
Freeport man charged in parents’ stabbing deaths
FREEPORT – A Freeport man faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his parents. The (Freeport) Journal-Standard reported that that 33-year-old Mitchell Davis is charged in the deaths of 66-year-old Patrick Davis and 59-year-old Carlotta Davis. Police found them dead of apparent stab wounds about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Davis is in custody at the Stephenson County Jail with bond of $750,000. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney to comment on his behalf. Stephenson County court records show
Minn. man shot by Amtrak officer in Chicago dies
CHICAGO – A Minneapolis man who was shot by Amtrak police near Chicago’s Union Station has died. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said 25-year-old Chad Robertson died Wednesday, one week after being shot. Robertson was taking a bus from Memphis, Tennessee, to Minneapolis and was on a stopover in Chicago when the shooting occurred. According to family members, the transit officer fired at Robertson as he ran during an encounter near Union Station. The officer reportedly fired twice, striking Robertson once in the left shoulder. Guglielmi said the man’s wounds were not considered life-threatening at the time. He said the wounded man was found with cash and narcotics, but was unarmed.
other programs have suffered. Other spending has continued, however, because of court orders or state law. That has included employee pay. Both Democrats and Republicans in the Illinois House said worker paychecks should continue and have introduced separate bills seeking to avert a government shutdown if Madigan’s motion succeeds. Rauner said in a video message to state employees last week that he would veto the Democrat-backed plan, which would appropriate money for state agencies to continue paying employees through the end of the fiscal year June 30. The Republican plan wouldn’t expire at the end of the fiscal year, but it puts the governor’s office and state agencies in charge of deciding how much money employees receive – authority that Democrats are not willing to give. Rauner and the state’s largest public-employee union have been at odds over a new contract, with the governor seeking millions in savings. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees contends the General Assembly has appropriated funds for the state employee payroll by agreeing to abide by court orders.
Attorney Douglas Hopson of Chicago told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that Robertson’s family will be considering a wrongful death lawsuit against the officers involved.
Judge rules against effort for elected school board
CHICAGO – A federal judge has rejected an effort by former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and some Chicago residents to force the city to adopt an elected school board. Quinn and the residents filed a lawsuit in October contending a school board appointed by Chicago’s mayor violated the constitution and civil rights. They said such a board raises the question of taxation without representation. The lawsuit included a demand that the city and Chicago Board of Education create a plan allowing for the election of school board members. In her ruling issued Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Elaine E. Bucklo rejected those claims. She said the plaintiffs have no fundamental right to vote in school board elections as a matter of law.
– Wire reports
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NATION & WORLD BRIEFS Man pleads guilty to buying than two years. The bomber entered the main rifles in California attack
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A California man who bought high-powered rifles used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack pleaded guilty Thursday as the father of one of the victims angrily denounced the plea deal as a “slap on the wrist.” Enrique Marquez Jr. appeared in federal court in Riverside with his hands cuffed and chained to his waist. He sounded choked up after the prosecutor described what he had done. Marquez told the judge he had dropped out of high school and college but understood the allegations and the consequences of the plea agreement with prosecutors that could bring him up to 25 years in prison while sparing him a trial. Gregory Clayborn, the father of one of the people killed, opposed the deal in an impassioned plea to the judge before the hearing. “This man supplied these murderers with these weapons and he’s going to get a slap on the wrist, your honor,” Clayborn said, his voice cracking as he described the pain of losing his 27-year-old daughter, Sierra.
hall of the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan and detonated his device amid dozens of worshippers, three security officials said, adding that at least 20 women and nine children were among the dead. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters. Fazal Palejo, a senior health official in Sindh province, confirmed the toll. The Islamic State group claimed the attack in a statement circulated by its Aamaq news agency, saying it had targeted a “Shiite gathering.” The Sunni extremist group views Shiites as apostates and has targeted Pakistan’s Shiite minority in the past.
Trump names new choice for labor secretary
WASHINGTON – Seeking a surer bet to fill out his Cabinet, President Donald Trump on Thursday moved quickly to name law school dean Alexander Acosta as his new choice for labor secretary – a day after Andrew Puzder abruptly withdrew from consideration. If confirmed by the Senate, IS suicide bombing at Acosta would be the first Hispanic Pakistan shrine kills 75 KARACHI, Pakistan – An Islamic member of Trump’s Cabinet. Trump and key Republicans State suicide bomber struck highlighted a key detail in Acosta’s inside a famed shrine Thursday resume: He has won unanimous in southern Pakistan, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest Senate confirmation three times. attack in the country in more – Wire reports
Trump raps ‘criminal’ leaks, ‘dishonest’ media By JULIE PACE
The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Aggrieved and spoiling for a fight, Donald Trump used a marathon encounter with reporters Thursday to denounce the “criminal” leaks that took down his top national security adviser and revived questions about his own ties to Russia. But he offered only a lawyerly denial that his campaign aides had been in touch with Russian officials before last fall’s election. “Nobody that I know” he said in the first full-length news conference of his presidency. The 77-minute event amounted to a free-wheeling airing of complaints, with the new president attempting to find his footing after the rockiest launch in recent memory. Trump slammed a “bad court” of appeals judges for blocking his refugee and immigration executive order and denied that his White House was paralyzed by chaos and infighting among top advisers. “This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine,” he boasted. With his signature hyperbole betrayed by reality, Trump said there has never been a president “who in this short period of time has done what we’ve done.” He blamed any problems on the outgoing Obama administration – “I inherited a mess at home and abroad” – and the news media. Standing in the stately, chandeliered East Room, Trump lambasted the “out of control” media – long his favorite foe. He appeared to delight in jousting with reporters, repeatedly interrupting their questions and singling out stories he disagreed with, well aware his attacks were sure to be cheered by loyal supporters who share his views. Polls show Trump retains support among Republicans, and solid majorities of Americans said he is following
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference Thursday in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. through on his promises and is viewed as a strong leader, according to a Gallup survey. But on other questions Americans express deep reservations. Majorities said he doesn’t inspire confidence and is not honest and trustworthy. Trump’s job approval rating is much lower than those of past presidents at the same point in their administrations. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 39 percent of Americans approve of his job performance while 56 percent disapprove. Trump’s first month in office has been chaotic by any measure – a flurry of self-inflicted wounds and poorly executed policy. On Monday, he demanded the resignation of his national security adviser Michael Flynn after revelations that Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia. The next day, The New York Times reported that multiple Trump advisers were in touch with Russian intelligence advisers during the election campaign. Trump panned the report as “fake news” and said he had “nothing to do with Russia.” “To the best of my knowledge no person that I deal with does,” he said.
That answer, couched with a caveat similar to one routinely used by witnesses testifying under oath, appeared to give him wiggle room. The president more clearly defended Flynn’s calls with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during the transition period after his November victory. He said that while he did not tell his adviser to discuss sanctions with the envoy, “I would have directed him if he didn’t do it.” The president said that while Flynn was “just doing his job,” he was “not happy” that the adviser had misled the vice president. Trump knew for some time that Flynn had given Pence an inaccurate accounting of his discussions with Russia, but the president did not tell his No. 2 for about two weeks, according to a timeline supplied by the White House. The president has yet to announce Flynn’s replacement. His top choice, Vice Admiral Robert Harward, turned down the job Thursday, largely because of family concerns, according to a White House official who would not be named because Harward’s decision has not been publicly announced.
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GOP leaders unveil new health law outline By ALAN FRAM
The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Top House Republicans unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-andfile lawmakers Thursday, but a lack of detail, cost estimates and GOP unity left unresolved the problem that’s plagued them for years: What’s the party’s plan and can Congress pass it? At a closed-door meeting in the Capitol basement, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other party leaders described a broad vision for voiding much of President Barack Obama’s 2010 statute and replacing it with conservative policies. It features a revamped Medicaid program for the poor, tax breaks to help people pay doctors’ bills and federally subsidized state pools to assist those with costly medical conditions in buying insurance.
Lawmakers called the ideas options, and many were controversial. One being pushed by Ryan and other leaders would replace the tax increases in Obama’s law with new levies on the value of some employer-provided health plans – a political no-fly zone for Republicans averse to tax boosts. “You have to legislate with a sense of political reality,” said Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., who said backing that propos- Paul Ryan al “would set up an ad against you from multiple directions” during upcoming elections. The scant health care progress mirrors a lack of movement on other issues in a capital run by the GOP. No proposals have surfaced to pursue President Donald Trump’s campaign promises to build a border wall with Mexico or
buttress the nation’s infrastructure, and Republicans have yet to coalesce around another priority, revamping the nation’s tax code. Senate Republicans have criticized a House GOP plan to change how corporations are taxed. Trump has said he will release his own proposal in the coming weeks, but nothing had been produced, drawing mockery from Democrats. “At some point we need to move from imaginary made-up plans to things that you can read on paper,” said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. The health care outline was aimed at giving Republicans something to exhibit during next week’s congressional recess, at a time of boisterous town hall meetings packed with supporters of Obama’s law. Ryan told reporters that Republicans would introduce legislation voiding and replacing Obama’s statute after Congress returns in late
February, but offered no specifics. Many Republicans took an upbeat tone after Thursday’s meeting, with Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., saying, “We’re only 27 days into the new administration, so we have time.” But they have repeatedly failed for seven years to rally behind a substitute plan, and there are no guarantees of success in replacing a law that has extended coverage to 20 million Americans. “We’re not going to get out of this overnight,” Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., said of the overall effort. There are sure clashes ahead this time over crucial specifics that could jeopardize the entire effort. And lawmakers said they were awaiting official cost estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which could ignite other battles if the price tag is disconcertingly high.
Immigrants across U.S. take day off work to protest By ERRIN HAINES WHACK The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA – The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down. Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America’s economy, and many businesses closed in solidarity, in a nationwide protest called A Day Without Immigrants. The boycott was aimed squarely at President Donald Trump’s efforts to step up deportations, build a wall at the Mexican border and close the nation’s doors to many travelers. Organizers said they expected thousands to participate or otherwise show support. It was unclear how many people participated, but in many cities, the actions were disruptive, if not halting. More actions are being planned for May 1 – known as May Day, the internationally recognized holiday honoring workers. “I fear every day whether I am going to make it back home. I don’t know if my mom will make it home,” said Hessel Duarte, a 17-year-old native of Honduras who lives in Austin, Texas, with his family and skipped class at his high school to take part in one of several rallies held around the country. Duarte said he arrived in the U.S. at age 5 to escape gang violence. The protest even reached into the
Protesters participate in a march aimed squarely at President Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on immigration Thursday in Chicago. Immigrants around the country stayed home from work and school Thursday, hoping to demonstrate their importance to America’s economy and its way of life. U.S. Capitol, where a Senate coffee shop was among the eateries that were closed when employees did not show up at work. Organizers appealed to immigrants from all walks of life to take part, but the effects were felt most strongly in the restaurant industry, which has long been a first step up the economic ladder for newcomers to America with its many jobs for cooks, dishwashers and servers. Restaurant owners with immigrant roots of their own were among those acting in solidarity with workers. Expensive restaurants and fast-food joints alike closed, some perhaps be-
cause they had no choice, others because of what they said was sympathy for their immigrant employees. Sushi bars, Brazilian steakhouses, Mexican eateries and Thai and Italian restaurants all turned away lunchtime customers. “The really important dynamic to note is this is not antagonistic, employee-against-employer,” said Janet Murguia, president of the Hispanic rights group National Council of La Raza. “This is employers and workers standing together, not in conflict.” She added: “Businesses cannot function without immigrant workers today.”
At a White House news conference held as the lunch-hour protests unfolded, Trump boasted of his border security measures and immigration arrests of hundreds of people in the past week, saying, “We are saving lives every single day.” Since the end of 2007, the number of foreign-born workers employed in the U.S. has climbed by nearly 3.1 million to 25.9 million; they account for 56 percent of the increase in U.S. employment over that period, according to the Labor Department. About 12 million people are employed in the restaurant industry, and immigrants make up the majority – up to 70 percent in places such as New York and Chicago, according to the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, which works to improve working conditions. An estimated 1.3 million in the industry are immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the group said. The construction industry, which likewise employs large numbers of immigrants, also felt the effects of Thursday’s protest. Shea Frederick, who owns a small construction company in Baltimore, showed up at 7 a.m. at a home he is renovating and found that he was all alone, with a load of drywall ready for install. He soon understood why: His crew, five immigrants, called to say they weren’t coming to work. They were joining the protests. “I had an entire day of full work,” he said. “I have inspectors lined up to inspect the place, and now they’re thrown off, and you do it the day before the weekend and it pushes things off even more. It [stinks], but it’s understandable.”
By RACHEL LA CORTE The Associated Press
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch (left) meets Tuesday with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
By MARY CLARE JALONICK The Associated Press
WASHINGTON – In daily visits to Senate offices, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has tried to make clear to Democrats that he’s an independent thinker. Gorsuch told senators that he found President Donald Trump’s attacks on the judiciary “disheartening” and “demoralizing” after Trump had lashed out at a federal judge who issued a stay on his refugee and immigration ban. On Tuesday, Gorsuch told Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin that he hopes to be “half the nominee” as Merrick Garland, the judge nominated by President Barack Obama last year, only to be blocked by Senate Republicans. Durbin, D-Ill., also said Gorsuch indicated support for criminal justice reform – a Durbin priority – and disavowed a 2005 National Review article he’d written criticizing Democrats and liberals. “He said it was probably one of the biggest mistakes he ever made,” Durbin recalled Thursday. “It’s a terrible article. He wishes it would just disappear.” Although Democrats who have met with him have almost uniformly said that the perfectly pedigreed federal appeals court judge is impressive, Gorsuch’s overtures may not be enough to win him an easy confirmation. Liberals are pressuring Democrats to strongly oppose Trump’s pick. Several Democratic senators said they are uncomfortable with some of Gorsuch’s judicial decisions. A year after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death created the vacancy, Democrats are still furious that Republicans re-
fused to consider Garland. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said voters should have a say in the choice via the presidential election. Republicans would like to see Gorsuch take the ninth spot on the court by the time they leave for a two-week recess April 10 and in time for the court’s arguments that start a week later. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Thursday that the committee will hold at least three days of hearings starting March 20. That would give the Senate two weeks for committee approval and confirmation votes on the floor. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said earlier this month that he has “serious, serious concerns” about Gorsuch, and Republicans will likely need the support of 60 of the Senate’s 100 members to move to a confirmation vote on Gorsuch. Republicans have a 5248 majority, so at least eight Democrats will need to vote with Republicans. Much of the focus has been on 10 Democrats up for re-election next year in states that Trump won in the 2016 presidential election. While at least two – Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin – have said they will oppose Gorsuch, many of the others have said little as conservative groups are already spending money to pressure them. Montana Sen. Jon Tester spoke to reporters for less than a minute after his meeting with Gorsuch earlier this month, saying he is “open” to voting for the judge. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill won’t comment at all on the nomination after she was criticized online for a tweet saying Gorsuch should get a hearing and a vote.
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Barronelle Stutzman (left), a Richland, Wash., florist who was fined for denying service to a gay couple in 2013, smiles as she is surrounded by supporters after a hearing Nov. 15 before Washington’s Supreme Court in Bellevue, Wash.
• Friday, February 17, 2017
Gorsuch reaches out, but Dems still wary
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s antidiscrimination law, although she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs. A lower court had fined Barronelle Stutzman, a florist in Richland, Washington, for denying service to a gay couple in 2013, and ordered her to pay a $1,000 fine. Stutzman argued that she was exercising her First Amendment rights. But the court held that her floral arrangements do not constitute protected free speech, and that providing flowers to a same-sex wedding would not serve as an endorsement of samesex marriage. “As Stutzman acknowledged at deposition, providing flowers for a wedding between Muslims would not necessarily constitute an endorsement of Islam, nor would providing flowers for an atheist couple endorse atheism,” the opinion said. Stutzman’s lawyers immediately said they would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the decision. “It’s wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will,” Stutzman’s attorney, Kristen Waggoner, wrote in a statement issued after the ruling. “Freedom of speech and religion aren’t subject to the whim of a majority; they are constitutional guarantees.”
It’s one of several lawsuits around the country – including some involving bakers – about whether businesses can refuse to provide services over causes they disagree with, or whether they must serve everyone equally. A Colorado case involving a baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, according to Lambda Legal. In 2014, the court declined to hear an appeal of a case out of New Mexico that went against a photographer who denied a same-sex couple service. Gov. Jay Inslee lauded Thursday’s ruling, saying it was “in favor of equality for all Washingtonians.” “By ruling that intolerance based on sexual orientation is unlawful, the Court affirmed that Washington state will remain a place where no one can be discriminated against because of who they love,” Inslee said in a written statement. Stutzman had previously sold the couple flowers and knew they were gay. However, Stutzman told them that she couldn’t provide flowers for their wedding because same-sex marriage was incompatible with her Christian beliefs. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the couple sued her, saying she broke state anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws, and the lower court agreed. The state’s nine high court justices upheld that verdict. The court rejected several arguments put forth by Stutzman, including the assertion that since other florists were willing to serve the couple, no harm occurred.
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Protection still needed
Watch your wallet, because Congress is coming after the federal watchdog set up after last decade’s financial crisis to police against rip-offs of borrowers and buyers in the wilds of American commerce. Dubbing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “a rogue federal agency” and claiming its law enforcement harms Americans’ ability to borrow money, Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, proposes to shut it down and, first, eject its director, Richard Cordray. Why? Because, by all accounts, Cordray, the former attorney general of Ohio, has become too effective – securing important wins and pushing tough fights for consumers at a price that law-breaking financial firms don’t care to bear. Such as fining the Wells Fargo bank $100 million last year for its notorious practice of opening hundreds of thousands of secret accounts in customers’ names without their knowledge, carried out by staff hustling to meet sales targets and earn bonuses. Such as fining mortgage lenders for taking illegal kickbacks in exchange for referrals from real estate brokers or for steering borrowers into higher-interest mortgages – the kind of maneuvers that stuck borrowers with unpayable loans in the real estate bubble. Such as shielding millions of student loan borrowers from costly debt-relief scams and corner-cutting billing companies. Such as, this month, ordering earlier Russell Simmons debit card operation UniRush, along with MasterCard, to refund consumers $10 million and fining the companies $3 million more for harm done during a 2015 system breakdown that left tens of thousands unable to access their accounts. All vital work that, before the creation of the CFPB in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, no federal official had the will and wherewithal to do. A Hensarling memo plotting strategy to gut Dodd-Frank reveals plans to severely scale back the bureau’s enforcement powers and allow the director, whose five-year term lasts until 2018, to be fired at will. Surely that has nothing to do with the megabucks the congressman’s campaigns raise from the very financial firms the CFPB targets. Separately, the Texas congressman advertises a gameplan to kill the bureau outright and roll the clock back to the days pre-Dodd-Frank, when consumers were sitting ducks for unscrupulous lenders barely reined in by banking regulators. To bleed the consumers’ top cop to death or to execute it by firing squad: such is the unacceptable choice looming before Congress. Every American who’s ever had a mortgage or a credit or debit card or a student loan should call their representatives in Congress and insist, loud and clear: This transaction will not go through.
– New York Daily News
Russian communication demands probe The news that members of President Donald Trump’s circle had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, reported by the New York Times on Tuesday, might have been less concerning if the president had responded by explaining or condemning the contacts and accepting the need for an impartial investigation. Instead, on Wednesday morning, he dashed off a half-dozen tweets in which he curiously both denied the news and attacked the leakers who disclosed it. In so doing, he gave more cause for Republicans and Democrats to demand answers about his opaque and increasingly troubling ties with Moscow. “The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred,” Trump tweeted. “This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign.” Then, he insisted, “The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by ‘intelligence’ like candy. Very un-American!” The emerging White House line that questions about a Trump campaign-Russia con-
nection merely reflect a war by the intelligence community on the president makes little sense. In fact, the FBI, not some rogue spy agency, has taken the lead role in investigating contact with Russian officials by associates of Trump. That would be the same agency whose questionable disclosures about its probes of Clinton’s emails may have gained Trump the presidency. Moreover, those who are properly concerned about Trump’s possible connections to the regime of Vladimir Putin are not mere Clinton dead-enders, but a growing and bipartisan list of senators. To be clear, there still is plenty the public does not know. The nature of the apparent communications remains murky. Direct evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to sway the election continues to be lacking. But even the scant details already reported challenge previous assurances from Trump that no one on his staff had contact with the Russians during the campaign. Notably, White House press secretary Sean Spicer echoed those claims Tuesday just before reports emerged suggesting otherwise. His credibility, as is that of the White House as a
whole, has been shattered after less than four weeks on the job. It is heartening to hear the FBI has devoted significant resources to investigating any connections between Trump’s circle and a foreign government committed to weakening the United States and its allies. Because he was so close to the Trump campaign, Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from any and all decisions relating to that investigation. Still, the latest news, on the heels of the forced resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn over contacts with the Russian ambassador, underscores the dire need for a broader, bipartisan probe of Russia’s election-year meddling. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee insist the panel is working diligently. But there may well be strong political pressure on Republicans to choke the investigation or to keep key findings secret. Senior House Republicans, for example, still seem uninterested in seriously probing these issues. If congressional inquiries ultimately are derailed by politics, an independent commission must be empaneled.
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By CHARLES LANE
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still is roughly equivalent to that of non-SNAP households. This is an accurate reading of the report – and a non sequitur. Taxpayers, through their representatives, have no legitimate interest in purely private food purchases; they do have a right to be concerned how federal money is spent. It’s pretty late to be decrying SNAP’s paternalism, since the program has never been about pure freedom of choice. It already bans certain items: wine and beer; restaurant meals; even soup from a grocery store’s prepared-food bar. The separate Women, Infants and Children nutritional program limits purchases to a list of healthful foods. Another objection is that banning junk-food purchases would be a lot of bureaucratic hassle for no practical benefit. SNAP participants usually have cash income, often in excess of the $51 in monthly junk-food spending implied by the USDA-backed study. So they would simply buy their Sprite with dollar bills instead of their SNAP-funded debit card, the argument goes. Maybe, maybe not – certainly junkfood companies did not lobby so hard
against SNAP reform because they thought it wouldn’t affect their sales. For all its shortcomings, SNAP is a vital element of the social safety net that helps lift millions of people out of poverty each year, many of them children. It needs all the legitimacy it can get. Those who argue for the SNAP status quo may do so with good intentions, because they fear that airing concerns about SNAP’s junkfood subsidy plays into the hands of conservative budget-cutters looking for reasons to gut the program. The opposite is just as likely to be true: A SNAP purged of sodas or candy, or both, could be less vulnerable to cuts. Supporters could seek full funding, not in unholy de facto alliance with Big Junk Food, as they do now, but armed with a truly compelling argument: Every dollar for SNAP will help nourish the poor, just as Congress intended.
• Charles Lane is a Post editorial writer specializing in economic and fiscal policy, a weekly columnist, and a contributor to the PostPartisan blog.
IT’S YOUR WRITE Two-party system
To the Editor: For a long time, it was thought an African American never could be elected President. Surprise, Obama was elected. The other party vowed they would make sure he only would be a one-time president. Surprise, he was elected to a second term. Then, after all the name-calling from both sides and right up until the night of the election, the media reported there was no way Hillary Clinton could lose the election. Surprise, Clinton lost the election. Someone wasn’t paying attention. The media showed Clinton won the popular vote, but the electoral college elected Donald Trump president. The only time the electoral college comes in to question is when the vote is close and only by the loser. Having the two-party system doesn’t seem to be working very well. It doesn’t matter if it’s federal or state officials, they both seem to be at odds with each other. They are elected to do the right thing for the people, not to be DICTATORS. We need to hope that having elections are to make the country better and not just to get even. Because, it’s just going
to be the same thing over and over again. One surprise I would like to see is our national anthem sung the way it was written and not the singer’s interpretation. Fritz Von Bruenchenhein McHenry
Voices should be heard
To the Editor: Mr. Koss (It’s Your Write, Feb. 8) wants protesters off the streets and out of his sight, thus relinquishing the only way people really have left to make their voices heard. Having only the option to “choose” the “lesser evil” during presidential elections because of the ever-present 50/50 situation is sure to make nobody happy. I still haven’t found anyone who can explain to me why they think a billionaire used to bossing people around would care about the average Joe and his problems. Neither have I found anyone to tell me they wholeheartedly supported his opponent. This childish tug of war between the two parties, looking out only for their own interests and ignoring the people they represent, is responsible for this
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country’s deep divide. We should not get used to following whoever yells the loudest like sheep, but keep demanding more rights to weigh in on what happens in our country. After all, this is the United States of America and we are all Americans. Petra Schmid Huntley
Advocate for consolidation
To the Editor: At all levels of government, Illinois is in extremis requiring action must be taken to correct the state’s downward trajectory. Lt. Gov. [Evelyn] Sanguinetti’s “Task Force on Local Government Consolidation
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and Unfunded Mandates” is pretty clear on what needs to be done. In regard to townships, consolidate or merge. McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser is running for Algonquin Township road commissioner. He is a strong advocate for consolidation. In addition, he will work with the municipalities to realize efficiencies wherever and however possible. He already has met with several mayors to explore those opportunities. For these reasons, I am endorsing Mr. Gasser for Algonquin Township road commissioner. Tom Anderson
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Congress created the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, “to alleviate ... hunger and malnutrition” and to “permit low-income households to obtain a more nutritious diet through normal channels of trade,” in the words of the federal statute establishing the program. It’s a good goal. Whether SNAP is optimally designed to achieve it is a separate question, to which the answer seems to be “no,” according to new research commissioned by the Agriculture Department. The report, published in November, found SNAP households spend 20 percent of their benefits, typically about $255 a month per household, on sweetened beverages (including both sodas and nonfizzy drinks), desserts, salty snacks, candy and sugar. That’s right: One of every five SNAP dollars goes to items that are perfectly permissible under the program’s rules but utterly lack nutritional value – and may contribute to chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity.
Data in the report came from a large-scale survey of grocery store purchases in 2011. Applied to the program’s annual spending of $66 billion in fiscal 2016, they would translate into $13.2 billion worth of SNAP-funded junk food. Numbers like these cry out for common-sense reform: a prohibition on the use of SNAP benefits to buy sodas and, if possible, other nutritionally empty products. Such changes have been proposed by everyone from then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine but keep getting shot down by powerful food-industry lobbies. Lately, these corporations have been getting de facto backing from journalists and policy intellectuals. When the New York Times published a front-page article on the USDA-backed study last month, Mother Jones vilified the paper for “shaming” the poor. Accusing the Times of stereotyping the poor as irresponsible, the critics noted that SNAP households’ junk-food consumption in the USDA-backed study may be high but
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Kay Aull (left) holds a sign and chants Feb. 7 with Beth Kohn (from left), Paul Paz y Mino and Karen Shore outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
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Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban By SUDHIN THANAWALA The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO – The Trump administration said in court documents Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, so it can issue a replacement ban as it strives to protect the nation from terrorism. Details of the new proposal were not provided in the filing or at a wide-ranging news conference by President Donald Trump. But lawyers for the administration said in the filing that a ban that focuses solely on foreigners who have never entered the U.S. – instead of green card holders already in the U.S. or who have traveled abroad and want to return – would pose no legal difficulties. “In so doing, the president will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing further, potentially time-consuming litigation,” the filing said. Trump said at the news conference that a new order would come next week. “I will not back down from defending our country. I got elected on defense of our country,” he said. Legal experts said a new order focusing only on residents of the seven countries who had never entered the U.S. would still face legal hurdles over possible religious discrimination. Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, believes Trump would eliminate some major problems with the new focus. “But I think that it will definitely still end up in court,” she said. Stephen Vladeck, who teaches at the
University of Texas School of Law, said the states challenging the current ban – Washington and Minnesota – likely would change their lawsuit to focus on any revised order. “It will surely be a mess – and perhaps a repeat of some of the chaos we saw the first weekend of the original order,” Vladeck wrote in an email. The administration asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hold off on making any more decisions related to the lawsuit until the new order is issued, and then toss out last week’s decision by a three-judge 9th Circuit panel that kept the ban on hold. The 9th Circuit said late Thursday it will hold off on deciding whether to have a larger panel of judges reconsider that ruling. The appeals court had asked the Trump administration and Washington and Minnesota to file arguments by Thursday on whether a larger panel of 9th Circuit judges should rehear the case. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the federal government was “conceding defeat” by saying it does not want a larger appellate panel to review last week’s ruling. The three judges who issued that decision rejected the Trump administration’s claim of presidential authority and questioned its motives in ordering the ban. The administration attacked the decision in Thursday’s court filing, saying the panel wrongly suggested some foreigners may be entitled to constitutional protections. The filing also rejected the judges’ determination that courts could consider Trump’s statements about shutting down Muslim immigration.
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By MEG KINNARD
The Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. – Boeing workers’ overwhelming anti-union vote at the aviation giant’s 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina is a big victory for Southern politicians and business leaders who have lured manufacturing jobs to the region on the promise of keeping out unions. It’s also a win for the company that will host President Donald Trump at its North Charleston facilities Friday. Nearly 3,000 workers were eligible to vote Wednesday on representation by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers. According to Boeing, nearly 74 percent of the more than 2,800 votes cast were against representation. It was a massive victory for union opponents, in line with long-standing Southern aversion to collective bargaining. At 1.6 percent, South Carolina maintains the lowest percentage of unionized workers in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Its neighboring states, North Carolina and Georgia, hover slightly higher but still in low territory, at 3.0 percent and 3.9 percent, respectively. Other large-scale Southern unionization efforts haven’t met recent success. In 2014, Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, turned down representation by the United Autoworkers. For years, organizers have campaigned for representation among Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi, but no vote has been scheduled. Boeing came to South Carolina in
law professor who specializes in labor relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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An engine and part of a wing from the 100th 787 Dreamliner to be built at Boeing of South Carolina’s North Charleston, facility are seen Feb. 16, 2016, outside the plant. South Carolina Boeing workers voted against being represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in a vote Wednesday. part because of the state’s minuscule union presence. “I think a failed vote isn’t that big of a deal because that’s frankly the norm in the South,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, law professor who specializes in labor relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “The culture here, at least in recent memory, has not been pro-union.” Had the results at Boeing been reversed, Hirsch said, the ripple effect could have been dramatic. Politicians
such as former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley – who, directly and via her labor secretary Catherine Templeton, adamantly spoke against the need for unions here – would be forced to rethink business recruitment strategies, and corporations also might think more carefully about locating in South Carolina. “We’ll make the unions understand full well that they are not needed, not wanted and not welcome in the state of South Carolina,” Haley said in a 2012
address. She has since been appointed ambassador to the United Nations by Trump. During her 2014 re-election campaign, Haley said she and others “discourage any companies that have unions from wanting to come to South Carolina because we don’t want to taint the water.” Union opposition in this heavily Republican state is tied to politics, given Democrats’ long-standing ties to organized labor. Any lenience toward unions could be seen as giving Democrats a toehold in the state, where both legislative chambers and the governor’s office have long been controlled by Republicans. “If they were successful it would be huge, I think,” Hirsch said. “The numbers by themselves are not going to move the dial nationally in a substantive way, but the symbolism of it would be quite large.” Boeing workers will have to wait at least a year before voting again, and Machinist organizers have said they’ll wait and see about their next steps. Despite more manufacturing jobs coming to the state, South Carolina saw the largest drop in union members as a percentage of employed workers over the past decade, according to BLS data.
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SARA BAREILLES TO STAR IN HER BROADWAY SHOW
WORTH TALKIN’ ABOUT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
NEW YORK – Sara Bareilles’ songwriting skills are all over the new Broadway musical “Waitress” – and soon she will be, too. The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will make her Broadway acting debut March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson. She’ll be in the show until June 11. The musical tells the story of a waitress and piemaker trapped in a small-town diner and a loveless marriage. It’s adapted from a 2007 film starring Keri Russell. Bareilles will take over from Jessie Mueller, who won the best leading actress Tony Award for playing Carole King in “Beautiful.”
Philbin says he hasn’t been in touch with Ripa lately
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Keith Urban leads nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards with seven as both artist and producer for his record “Ripcord.” The nominations were announced Thursday on “CBS This Morning.”
Keith Urban leads Academy of Country Music nominations NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Keith Urban’s boundary-pushing album “Ripcord” has spawned several top country singles and led him to pick up seven nominations including entertainer of the year and album of the year at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. Lady Antebellum announced the nominations Thursday on “CBS This Morning” for the awards show, which will be held in April in Las Vegas and aired live on CBS. Urban also is nominated for male vocalist of the year, single record of the year and song of the year. Six-time nominee Miranda Lambert could make history again as she is nominated for female vocalist of the year, which she has won a record seven years in a row. She also is nominated for album of the year for her double album, “The Weight of These Wings,” single record of the year, song of the year and video of the year. Coming off her Grammy win for best country solo performance, Maren Morris tied Lambert with six nominations, including album of the year for “HERO.” She also is nominated as female vocalist of the year, new female vocalist of the year and single record of the year for her song, “My Church.” With strong pop, dance and R&B influences, Urban’s album has dominated country radio over the past year, with four singles reaching the top six on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Urban, who performed his newest single “The Fighter” at the Grammys last Sunday with Carrie Underwood, said the entertainer of the year nomination is an acknowledgment of great live performances.
a 13-year-old girl but fled to France in 1978 when the now-deceased judge in the case suggested in private remarks that he would NEW YORK – Regis Philbin said he hasn’t kept in touch with his former TV co-host Kel- renege on a plea bargain and sentencing agreement. ly Ripa since he decided to leave the show Los Angeles prosecutors have repeatedly they headlined together, even though he last sought Polanski’s extradition but have been appeared on the show in 2015. In an interview with “Larry King Now” that rebuffed by courts in Switzerland and Poland, two of the countries where the Oscar winner was posted online Wednesday, Philbin said has been able to safely travel. Ripa took it personally and was offended when he decided to leave their show “Live! Model Karlie Kloss sorry for with Regis and Kelly” in 2011. He said she culturally insensitive spread thought he was leaving because of her. He NEW YORK – White model Karlie Kloss is also said he hadn’t been invited back since apologizing for appearing in a fashion spread his departure. However, Philbin did appear on “Live! With in Vogue’s diversity issue styled as a geisha, calling it culturally insensitive. Kelly” in 2015 for a Halloween special. In Kloss, who has Danish and German roots, a statement Thursday, the president and was photographed by Mikael Jansson in a general manager of WABC, which produces black wig and wears a kimono in one shot the show, said it was wonderful having him and poses beside a sumo wrestler in another. on the show. In its introduction, Vogue writes that the spread is “paying homage to geisha culture.” Roman Polanski seeks to Kloss took to Twitter on Wednesday to have testimony unsealed apologize for “participating in a shoot that LOS ANGELES – Roman Polanski’s attorney has asked a Los Angeles judge to unseal was not culturally sensitive. My goal is, testimony given by a former prosecutor who and always will be, to empower and inspire handled the fugitive director’s sexual assault women. I will ensure my future shoots and projects reflect that mission.” case. It is Polanski’s latest bid to end the Vogue, published by Conde Nast, did nearly 40-year-old case. not respond to requests for comment. Polanski’s attorney Harland Braun wrote The magazine’s March issue already has the judge a letter made public Thursday that generated some social media backlash. he is seeking to unseal the letter because it Intended to celebrate women’s diversity, is crucial to attempts to resolve Polanski’s case. the cover features seven models of different The Academy Award-winning director ethnic backgrounds, but some say it isn’t as pleaded guilty in 1977 to unlawful sex with inclusive as it could be.
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Boys can, too
Photographer combats gender stereotypes, celebrates boys with nontraditional interests By GLYNIS RATCLIFFE The Washington Post
It started when my son was only a few months old. I had taken him downtown with me, for my weekly therapy session with the social worker I was seeing for postpartum depression counseling. There was a chill in the air, and I worried his little cotton pants would ride up and expose his legs while I wore him, so I decided to put on his sister’s old baby leg warmers. They were mostly white, but had small pink and purple hearts scattered across them, Who would care, though? He was a baby, after all. I stopped by a friend’s house before my appointment, and she immediately commented on it, laughingly telling me she would buy him boys’ leg warmers herself, if I wasn’t going to ante up. I couldn’t believe it. Gender bias is something we are used to talking about. I have fought every gift my two girls have received that has been pink, when it could’ve been bought in neutral colors. I have watched proudly as my daughter answered the question “Are you a princess?” with “No, I’m a superhero.” It hadn’t occurred to me there were boys out there facing a similar stigma, until I heard about Canadian photographer Kirsten McGoey’s project, #aboycantoo. “This project began almost like a love story to my middle son, to show my love for him,” McGoey said. She and her husband could see the second of their three sons gravitated toward colors, clothing and activities that most boys shunned, even when he was only 2 years old. He preferred rainbows, sparkles, dancing and reading voraciously, while other boys were playing sports and watching TV. “Never once did we question the validity of those choices, but I realized very quickly that others wouldn’t feel the same way,” McGoey said. Facing a slow winter season, McGoey wanted a project she could focus on, so she could continue to hone her craft and get used to the new lighting in her studio. Feeling inspired by American photographer Kate T. Parker’s project, “Strong is the New Pretty,” which celebrates girls as active and rambunctious and anything but what is stereotypically considered feminine, McGoey recognized quickly what she had started with her son could involve other boys as well. She decided to
Photographer Kirsten McGoey combats gender stereotypes with the idea that “boys can, too.” feature boys who were making choices that didn’t fall into the gender stereotypes they typically face. McGoey’s 9-year-old son has been fairly lucky so far, in that he hasn’t experienced much in the way of bullying for the clothes he wears or the activities in which he takes part. That’s not to say friends and family didn’t express their concerns to his parents, especially when he was younger and more prone to choosing ponies over trains, or pink over blue. It seems, though, their insistence upon standing by his choices, and defending them, have yielded a boy who is sure of himself and who doesn’t mind telling people pink isn’t a girl’s color. Not all the boys involved in #aboycantoo are as fortunate, though. Some have to deal with family members who aren’t sure what to make of their interests, or who express fear that their interests mean they are gay. “They’re the ones that I’m trying to influence,” McGoey said. “I’m talking to moms and dads who are saying ‘Finally, someone understands what
we’re going through’ and the boys who sit and watch their brothers and sisters get medals for everything they do. They might be a good cook, or a good reader or a good dancer. So it’s a way to celebrate them.” What McGoey has seen in some of the boys she has photographed is a growing sense of self, and of their relevance in the world, through the art they are pursuing. Brendan, a 15-year-old dancer involved in the project, has become aware of the positive impact he could have on younger male dancers. For these boys to be role models for others who may be struggling is crucial, and that is evident from the volume of messages McGoey has received from all over the world, thanking her for starting this project. Now that my own son is 2 years old and exercising a bit of autonomy, I have watched him choose pink over blue many times. I watch as he tries on his older sister’s sparkly necklaces, fights with her over who gets to wear the pink purse, and yes, I put ponytails in his hair, just like Mama
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and his sisters, every time he asks for them. I also see him carry his Thomas the Tank Engine to bed, so he can cuddle it when he sleeps. I see how much he loves to sing and dance, and I also see him squeal in delight when we drive by a construction site and he spots a crane. My job, as his parent, is to let him explore it all. We spend so much time fighting against the message of girls needing to be pretty and preferring dolls and clothes over trucks and mud, that we’ve forgotten about the boys, and what they’re being directed toward. Dinosaurs and monsters never seem to come in pink, do they? And why can’t little boys wear flowers, anyway? The wonderful thing about McGoey’s #aboycantoo project is it celebrates boys for making brave choices. It celebrates all the facets that are part of a well-rounded male, no matter how he identifies. So, when she begins photographing new subjects again, you can bet my son will be part of the lineup.
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How much do I tell my children about my worries? By JOCELYN WIENER The Washington Post
The nightmare always ended the same way: I knelt in the backyard at night, trying to hide my three younger brothers in the sandbox while Nazis searched our house. What saved us, every time, was me waking up. As a Jewish girl growing up in Silicon Valley in the 1980s, my life mainly revolved around Care Bear stickers and swim lessons and chapter books featuring Ramona Quimby. But at Sunday school, I watched grainy black-and-white videos showing piles of emaciated corpses in the Nazi death camps. By night, the horror felt real. That nightmare plagued me as a child. As an adult, I’d forgotten it. The other night, I was snuggling with my 4-year-old daughter in my childhood bedroom, stroking her hair as she fell asleep. Suddenly, a terrifying image popped into my mind: the sandbox. I lay frozen in the dark, listening to my daughter breathe. Decades had passed since the dream last surfaced. In retrospect, its recurrence right now is perhaps not surprising, what with refugee bans and burning
mosques, threats on Jewish community centers, and internet trolls marking pictures of Jewish journalists with Stars of David and bullet holes. Ever since my children began to understand language, and especially in recent months, I have wrestled with how honest I should be with them. Should I tell them about the issues that worry me – about xenophobia and hate crimes and global warming? Should I confide my fears for our country? Would such candor build character, or anxiety? I grew up listening to my grandfather recount stories of escaping the Nazis. As a Jewish journalist in Austria in the 1930s, he’d criticized Hitler’s regime. Then Hitler annexed Austria in 1938, and my grandfather was imprisoned for several months. The guards sometimes blindfolded him and the other prisoners, he told me, then fired shots over their heads. After somehow fleeing the country, he wrote to anyone in America who shared his last name. A taxi driver he didn’t know signed papers that allowed him to immigrate to New York City in late 1938. Of more than 60 members of his family, six survived the Holocaust.
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Hearing these stories as a young child shaped my nascent social conscience. They grounded me in history. And they fed my nightmares. My daughter went through a phase a few months ago where she was afraid of everything. She came home from preschool each day with a new fear. Mommy, she would announce, today I’m worried about sharks. Today I’m worried about crocodiles. Today I’m worried about bears. My job, each day, was to reassure her. The sharks are in the ocean. The crocodiles are in the swamps. The bears are in the woods. And Mommy is here. And everything will be OK. I did not qualify my assurances, except silently. What good would it do for me to add that she would one day swim in the sea, or walk in the woods, or stand at the edge of a swamp? That everything would probably be OK then, too. Probably. Hopefully. But not definitely. A couple of years before, on the day the children of Newtown were murdered, I sat in the rocking chair, kissing my baby’s bald head, sickened and fearful at the impossibility of keeping her safe. And yet every day since, I have made promises to my children I know I can’t guarantee.
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That goodness will prevail. That I will always come home to them. That they needn’t be afraid of the dark. These are the lies we tell our children, not because they are the only things we can tell them, but because they are the only things we can tell ourselves. If our children are lucky – and (knock on wood) mine have been privileged enough to be very lucky – the adults in their lives can keep them cocooned for a little while against the scariest truths. For a little while, we can keep the nightmares at bay. But not forever. I have not told my children I am afraid. They are 4 and 2. I know my fear would frighten them. But, someday soon, I plan to explain to them that it is OK to be frightened, so long as you can respond to fear with courage and reason and compassion. I will tell them about our own history, about the shots fired in an Austrian prison and about the stranger who signed a paper that rescued my grandfather, and thereby rescued all of us. And then, if I can find the right words, I will try to explain to them the lesson I learned as a little girl: To save your life when the nightmare comes, you must wake up.
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ASK THE DOCTORS Robert Ashley milligrams of CoQ10 daily versus those who took 400 international units (IU) of vitamin E daily. However, there were only 18 people in the group that took CoQ10, so it’s difficult to make an overarching conclusion about CoQ10’s benefits. Other small studies have not shown any benefit from supplementation. A combined analysis of six studies published in 2015 in Mayo Clinical Proceedings found a slight decrease in pain among statin users who took CoQ10, but the decrease was not clinically significant. The authors concluded that a larger study was needed. Based on these studies, and the lack of a large study to evaluate CoQ10, it would be difficult to recommend CoQ10 to prevent muscle pain. However, judging by some of my patients’ experiences and by your wife, some statin users have found significant pain relief with CoQ10. My general thought on the matter is, if you have muscle symptoms with a statin, you should probably change the type of statin you’re getting. Some types, such as rosuvastatin and pravastatin, don’t concentrate in the muscles as much as others, causing fewer muscle problems. Switching to them may have benefit. Taking 100 milligrams of CoQ10 may also have benefit, but again, a large trial will be necessary to further evaluate this.
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Dear Doctor: Many doctors in my area recommend CoQ10 in conjunction with statin drugs to reduce or eliminate muscle pain. It has worked for my wife, and we have heard lots of anecdotal evidence from friends who use it. What’s the evidence behind the use of CoQ10 with statins? Dear Reader: First, let’s take a look at statins. These drugs have been repeatedly shown to lower cholesterol levels – leading to decreased rates of atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes – but they can have side effects. The most common side effect I’ve seen among my patients is muscle pain, which is the reason most people stop these very beneficial drugs. Now let’s look at CoQ10. This coenzyme is needed for energy production within muscle cells. Some studies have shown that statins decrease the concentration of CoQ10 in both muscle tissue and in the bloodstream. The hypothesis is that, if you decrease the CoQ10 levels, you reduce the production of energy in muscle cells and they won’t function as well, leading to muscle aches, weakness or inflammation. In extremely severe cases – I’ve seen this in very few of my patients – statins can lead to the death of muscle cells, and a decrease in muscular CoQ10 may be one of the reasons. Massive cell death also can lead to acute kidney failure, but fortunately, in most cases, after stopping the statin and getting intravenous fluids, the patient’s symptoms will quickly improve. As for whether taking CoQ10 can prevent the side effects of statins, the studies of CoQ10 supplementation with statins are small and not conclusive. A 2007 study in the American Journal of Cardiology showed a 40 percent decrease in pain among statin users who took 100
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The Spring Grove Fire Protection District seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant to perform a wide variety of administrative and business related tasks including bookkeeping, payroll, ambulance billing, data entry, typing and filing. The qualified individual will have similar experience in a fire department, ambulance service or a business where payroll and billing are done in-house. High School diploma or GED required; Associates Degree or higher degree a plus. Microsoft Office skills required; Quickbooks skills a plus. 24-32 hours per week, variable days, plus third Tuesday evening for Board meetings. Pay commensurate with education, experience and other similar local governmental positions. Some benefits. EOE. A Resume and an application ( online at www.springgrovefire.com ) should be mailed or delivered, no later than 4pm, Friday March 10, 2017 to: Chief Rich Tobiasz, Spring Grove Fire Protection District 8214 Richardson Rd. Spring Grove, IL 60081
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McHenry Estate Sale FRI & SAT 9-3 #'s @ 8:30
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Henry Cotton, who won the British Open three times, said, “Golfers have analyzed the game in order to ﬁnd ‘the secret.’ There is no secret.” In contrast, bridge players rely on their analysis of a deal to give them “the secret” for the right bid or play. At the 2016 Yeh Online World Bridge Cup, this deal featured the best bid, in my analysis. Look at the North hand. In second seat, partner opens one club, and righty overcalls four spades. What would you do? Once you have decided, read on. Whether you pass or make a value-showing double, partner rebids ﬁve clubs. What would you do then? The deal occurred in the match between Lavazza (who played in Turin, Italy) and Bridge Base Online (who competed in Seattle). When BBO was North-South, North doubled four spades. Then, when South removed to ﬁve clubs, North passed. Sitting North-South for Lavazza were Sylvie Willard from France and Giorgio Duboin from Italy. Willard passed over four spades. But when partner rebid ﬁve clubs, Willard anticipated South’s having a spade void and long, strong clubs. If so, they rated to have only one heart loser. Backing her analysis of the deal, Willard raised to six clubs -- a hole in one! West led the spade ace. Duboin ruffed and gave up a heart. East won and shifted to a trump, but declarer won with his seven and crossruffed hearts and clubs to take two diamonds, seven clubs and three heart ruffs on the board. Minus 420 and plus 920 gave Lavazza 11 international match points en route to the title.
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your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Mchenry County on or before March 7, 2017, a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used PUBLIC NOTICE for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg F16090033 ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 120 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Naperville, IL 60563-4947 Peoria 1794, Winnebago 3802, IL MCHENRY COUNTY03126232 WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC foreclosure@ALOLawGroup.com THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO Plaintiff, BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. vs. Gregory M. Regnier aka Gregory I713774 Regnier aka G. Regnier; Philip Schimke aka P. Schimke; Penelope (Published in the Northwest Schimke aka P. Schimke; Corinne Herald February 3, 10, 17, 2017) Regnier aka C. Regnier; Oak Valley PUBLIC NOTICE Hills Property Owners Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Claimants THE TWENTY-SECOND Defendants. JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY 16CH 1057 COUNTY, ILLINOIS 8707 Deer Trail Road, Nataly Garcia-Fernandez Spring Grove, Illinois 60081 Plaintiff NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION vs. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, Mario Corona Toledo notice is hereby given you, Defendant Case No. 16 OP 868 Oak Valley Hills Property Owners NOTICE BY PUBLICATION and UNKNOWN Association OWNERS and NON-RECORD NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Mario CLAIMANTS, defendants in the Corona Toledo defendants, this above entitled cause, that suit has case has been commenced in this been commenced against you and Court against you and other defenother defendants in the Circuit Court dants, asking to appear in Court for the Judicial Circuit by said Rm #359 on February 22, 2017 plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying at 9:00 am at the McHenry County the premises described as follows, Government Center. Your appearance is required due to an order of to wit: Lot 16 in Oak Valley Hills, Unit protection being filed against you One, being a Subdivision of part of and for other relief. the Northeast Quarter and part of UNLESS YOU file your answer or the Northwest Quarter of Section otherwise file your appearance in 24, Township 46 North, Range 8 this case in the office of the East of the Third Principal Meridian, McHenry County Clerk of Court, according to the Plat thereof McHenry County Government recorded May 10, 1979 as Center, 2200 North Seminary document no. 767431, in Avenue, Room 359 at 9AM, McHenry County, Illinois. P.I.N.: 04-24-151-010-0000; Woodstock, Illinois 60098, on or Said property is commonly before March 26, 2017, A JUDGknown as 8707 Deer Trail Road, MENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR Spring Grove, Illinois 60081, and which said mortgage(s) THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMwas/were made by Gregory M. PLAINT. Regnier, Corinne Regnier, Philip Witness: January 24, 2017 Schimke and Penelope Schimke Katherine M Keefe and recorded in the Office of the (Clerk of the Circuit Clerk) Recorder of Deeds as Document (Published in the Northwest Herald Number 2015R0038758 and for on February 3, 10, 17, 2017) other relief; that Summons was 1262838 duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law PUBLIC NOTICE and that said suit is now pending. STATE OF ILLINOIS NOW THEREFORE, unless you, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF the said above named defendants, THE TWENTY-SECOND file your answer to the complaint in JUDICIAL CIRCUIT the said suit or otherwise make
MCHENRY COUNTY-IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of JOSE RICO Deceased Case No. 16PR000369 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of: JOSE RICO of: WOODSTOCK, IL Letters of office were issued on: 12/8/2016 to: Representative: PATRICIA RICO 121 PRAIRIE RIDGE DR. WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 whose attorney is: NOLAN, SCOTT A 4 E TERRA COTTA AVENUE CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014-3622 Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court Published in the Northwest Herald on February 3, 10, 17, 2017) 1263303
STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY IN PROBATE In the matter of the Estate of MARK FRANCES ADAMS, Deceased, Case No. 16 PR 382 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of MARK FRANCIS ADAMS of Island Lake, IL. Letters of Office were issued on: 2/1/2017 to: Representitve: ALETA ADAMS 123 TULIP CIR ISLAND LAKE, IL 60042 whose attorney is: STINESPRING, DONALD C & ASSOCIATES 5414 HILL ROAD PO BOX 382 RICHMOND, IL 60071 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
iling y of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court Prepared by: DONALD C. STINESPRING & ASSOCIATES 5414 Hill Road, P.O. Box 382 Richmond, Illinois 60071 815/678-4553 (Published in the Northwest Herald on February 10, 17, 24, 2017) 1265270
right to reject any or all Request for Proposals, waive any RFP techniPublic notice is hereby given that I cality and award the RFP in the have filed a Petition for Change of best interest of the school district. Name and scheduled a hearing on my Petition on March 23, 2017 /s/ Michael Hettermann at 9:00 a.m., in the Circuit Court of Secretary, Board of Education the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, McHenry Community Consolidated School District 15 McHenry County, Illinois in Courtroom #204 praying for the change (Published in the Northwest Herald of my name from PAMELA February 2017)1265650 December17, 8, 2016) 1250409 CORRINE TANNER to the new name of: PAMELA CORRINE PUBLIC NOTICE DRAWDY pursuant to the Illinois LEGAL NOTICE Compiled Statutes on Change of FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Names. INVITATION TO BID The City of Crystal Lake will be ac/s/ Pamela Corrine Tanner cepting sealed bids in accordance Petitioner with specifications for 2017 Illuminated Street Name Signs. The City (Published in the Northwest Herald of Crystal Lake Procurement Seron February 10, 17, 24, 2017) vices, and its service provider 1264705 BidSync, are the only authorized sources of bidding information. Bidding instructions are available PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE the City's website at on STATE OF ILLINOIS www.crystallake.org. All bids must STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE be submitted electronically by CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICAL CIR11:00 a.m. on February 27, 2017 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CUIT, MCHENRY COUNTY through BidSync. -IN PROBATE McHENRY COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of Dates: Feb 17, 2017 BARBARA S SEXTON, NOTICE OF FILING A REQUEST Bid Number: 1702-005 Deceased FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) Bid Title: 2017 Illuminated Street Case No. 16 PR 396 Name Signs 17-00000-03-GM Notice is given of the death of BARRequest of BARA S SEXTON of LAKEWOOD, IL. Bidding Starts: Feb 17, 2017 Keason Lee Tanner Letters of Office were issued on 4:30:07 PM CST Case Number 17 MR 68 1/13/2017 to LAURENCE A SEXBidding Ends: Feb 27, 2017 TON, 576 NORCROSS DR, Public notice is hereby given that I 11:00:00 AM CST BATAVIA, IL 60510, whose attorney is DREYER FOOTE STREIT have filed a Petition for Change of FURGASON & SLOCUM, 1999 W Name and scheduled a hearing (Published in the Northwest Herald DOWNER PL, STE 101, AURORA, on my Petition on March 23, 2017 February 17, 2017) 1266720 IL 60506-4776. at 9:00 a.m., in the Circuit Court of PUBLIC NOTICE Claims against the estate may be the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, filed within six months from the McHenry County, Illinois in CourtVILLAGE OF LAKEMOOR date of first publication. Any claim room #204 praying for the change REQUEST FOR BIDS not filed within six months from the HERITAGE COMMUNITY date of first publication or claims of my name from KEASON LEE PARK BASKETBALL COURT not filed within three months from TANNER to the new name of: IMPROVEMENTS the date of mailing or delivery of KEASON LEE DRAWDY pursuant to Notice to Creditor, whichever is lat- the Illinois Compiled Statutes on The Village of Lakemoor is requesting bids from qualified firms and/or Change of Names. er, shall be barred. individuals to construct a basketball Claims may be filed in the office of court in Heritage Community Park the Clerk of Circuit Court at McHen/s/ Keason Lee Tanner ry County Government Center, along Darrell Road. Work includes Petitioner 2200 North Seminary Avenue, removal of an existing sand volleyWoodstock, Illinois, 60098, or with (Published in the Northwest Herald ball court, construction of coated representative, or both. Copies of on February 10, 17, 24, 2017) asphalt basketball court, and ancilclaims filed with the Clerk must be 1264700 lary improvements. mailed or delivered to the represenBidding documents will be availtative and to the attorney within ten PUBLIC NOTICE able starting Thursday, February days after it is filed. 16, 2017 as follows: REQUEST FOR BIDS /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Download digital Bidding DocuClerk of the Circuit Court (Published in the Northwest Herald The Board of Education of McHenry ments from www.questcdn.com a on February 3, 10, 17, 2017) School District 15 will receive $20 non-refundable charge by insealed Requests for Proposal (RFP) putting Quest project number 1262812 on school bus bodies and chassis 4858519 on the website's Project Please contact for lease until Tuesday, March 7, Search page. PUBLIC NOTICE 2017 at 2:00 pm. At that time, the QuestCDN.com at (952) 2331632 or firstname.lastname@example.org for Requests for Proposals will be STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE opened at McHenry Elementary assistance with free membership CIRCUIT COURT OF THE School District 15 Administrative registration, downloading, and 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Office; 1011 N. Green Street; working with this digital project inMcHENRY COUNTY McHenry, Illinois 60050. RFP formation. packets may be secured from the Paper copies of Bidding DocuNOTICE OF FILING A REQUEST McHenry School District 15 Trans- ments may be reviewed at ManFOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) portation Office; 5805 W. Route hard Consulting, Ltd., 900 Woodlands Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illi120; McHenry Illinois 60050. nois 60061, and obtained upon Request of The Board of Education reserves the the receipt of a $20.00 non-rePamela Corrine Tanner Case Number 17 MR 67
pt fundable charge. Each bid must be placed in a sealed envelope and clearly marked on the outside: HERITAGE COMMUNITY PARK BASKETBALL COURT IMPROVEMENTS. Sealed bids will be received by the Village of Lakemoor, 28874 Illinois Route 120 Suite C & D, Lakemoor, IL 60051, until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017. All sealed bids received by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 will be opened and read publicly on: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Village Hall 28874 Illinois Route 120 Suite C & D Lakemoor, IL 60051 The successful bidder shall warrant and guarantee that the bid price will be firm and that there will not be an escalation at time of construction. VILLAGE OF LAKEMOOR David Alarcon Village Administrator (Published in the Northwest Herald on February 17, 2017) 1266761
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Dundee-Crown’s Paige Gieseke hoists the Class 4A McHenry Regional championship plaque after the Chargers defeated Crystal Lake South, 45-22, Thursday night in McHenry. John Konstantaras for Shaw Media
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: CLASS 4A McHENRY REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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McHENRY – Crystal Lake South learned firsthand Thursday just how far Dundee-Crown’s girls basketball team has come. The Chargers set the tone defensively, forcing a turnover on each of South’s first four possessions, and scored the first 11 points on their way to a 45-22 victory in the Class 4A McHenry Regional final, the team’s 10th straight win overall and third straight regional title. At one point, D-C, the Fox Valley Conference co-champions, was 9-11 and two games under .500 in conference play. “There’s a reason why they’ve won 10 in a row,” Gators coach Mark Mucha said. “They’re an extremely gifted team, they’re an extremely athletic team, and they’re a great-coached team. “To run into a team like that in a regional championship, it’s not going to be an easy task.” With the win, the Chargers (19-11) advance to play Boylan, which beat Guilford, 51-27, in Monday’s Hampshire Sectional semifinal at 6 p.m. “It’s amazing, a three-peat is awesome,” said junior guard Anna Kieltyka, who drained two 3-pointers. “Working together and being one as a unit, that’s how we got it done. Ten in a row, that’s crazy.” Dundee-Crown’s preparation for South (14-15) started almost immediately after the Chargers beat Prairie Ridge on Tuesday in a regional semifinal. Chargers coach Sarah Miller noticed a heightened sense of focus from her players both on and off the court. “Even in shoot-around today after school, they just seemed so poised and focused,” Miller said. “We were excited, but it was just the different sense of focus. We watched more film, and, all of them, were just studying and studying and studying. “I don’t think [South] could get a set in at all. We talked about priding ourselves on defense; we felt like our defense was going to dictate the momentum of the game. Twenty-two points in a regional, I can’t ask for more. We made them work for every shot.” Offensively, senior forward Allison
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Dundee-Crown players celebrate with their Class 4A McHenry Regional championship plaque after beating Crystal Lake South, 45-22, Thursday night in McHenry.
“My teammates found good gaps, and were setting good screens for each other. We were all helping each other q UNSUNG HERO out, and they found ways to get it in Anna Kieltyka the post.” Dundee-Crown, jr., G Kieltyka, Kennedy White and CasKieltyka buried a pair of sidy Randl had six points apiece for 3-pointers for six points and the Chargers, and senior guard Paige had three assists. The 5-foot-7 Gieseke had four points and four asguard also helped set the tone sists. She made both of her field goal defensively. attempts. The Chargers led 29-13 at halftime q THE NUMBER and 41-15 after the third, forcing 22 Consecutive wins for Dundee-Crown turnovers in the game. “I think we deserve it so much,” q AND ANOTHER THING ... Gieseke said. “We’ve worked our butts Dundee-Crown has won 15 regional titles in off, even from the first time in regionprogram history. Thursday’s regional victory als. We’ve just been working every gives the Chargers three regional titles in a year to make this a tradition. We’re not row, a feat that has been topped in the school’s done yet; we’re going to keep going.” history only once before with four consecutive For South, senior forward Annika championships from 2000 to 2003. Sevcik led the way with 10 points, and sophomore Maddie Bush had eight. Both Taylor Jozefowicz and Taylor Scoreboard Keegan added two points for the Gators, who were 9 of 29 (31 percent) Thursday’s championship from the field and missed 12 of 16 free (2) Dundee-Crown 45, (7) CL South 22 throws. The Chargers, meanwhile, shot 50 (2) Dundee-Crown will play (1) Boylan at 6 p.m. percent (20 of 40). Monday in a Hampshire Sectional semifinal “Losing (South’s all-time leading scorer) Chanel (Fanter), I had no idea Michalski had arguably her best game what to look for,” Mucha said. “We had of the year with 19 points on 9-of-15 ups and downs, and these kids kept shooting. She had nine points in the fighting. Our seniors, all eight of them, first quarter alone, adding three steals have to be proud of what they’ve done. and six rebounds in the game. We had a bad night, and they’d be in “We knew that they were good the gym the next day. “There were only two teams in the shooters and we had to keep our hands up,” said Michalski, a four-year var- Fox Valley Conference that were playsity player. “We had to play with our ing for a regional championship – it feet. We’ve been struggling with fouls was us and Dundee-Crown. Even to get lately. here is a big accomplishment.”
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: CLASS 3A RICHMOND-BURTON REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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Kayla Stefka Johnsburg, jr., F
Despite making only two field goals, Stefka was a monster in the lane, particularly in the first half. Five of her 12 rebounds were on the offensive glass.
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Sisters Morgan Madsen (12 points) and Megan Madsen (nine points) combined to shoot 60 percent from the field (9 for 15) Thursday. Megan made all four of her field-goal tries.
Scoreboard Thursday’s championship (2) Johnsburg 75, (10) Richmond-Burton 38 (2) Johnsburg will play (3) Carmel at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Johnsburg Sectional semifinal
RICHMOND – Late in the first quarter of Thursday’s Class 3A Richmond-Burton Regional title game, Johnsburg junior forward Kayla Stefka violently blocked an inbounds pass back into the face of a Richmond-Burton player. She then flashed a brief smirk that looked like a mixture of confidence and slight embarrassment over what had just occurred. It was a sign of things to come. Despite a 10-day layoff that included a forfeit victory two days earlier, the second-seeded Skyhawks (24-8) showed no rust, and blasted the No. 7-seeded Rockets, 75-38, to capture their second straight regional championship. Stefka, who racked up a double-double (13 points, 12 rebounds), was symbolic of how hard the Skyhawks played from start to finish, using a relentless and aggressive 2-3 zone to hold the Rockets without a field goal for the entire first quarter. Remarkably, there were 25 combined fouls in the first half – 11 by Johnsburg, 14 by Richmond-Burton – as the game
took a physical tone moments after the opening tip, when there was a scrum on the floor. By the time the final horn sounded, there were 44 combined fouls. “Every time there was a foul, we’d get more hyped up,” Stefka said. “That was probably the most physical any team has played us all year.” It made little difference. Johnsburg took advantage of all the fouls, shooting 63.6 percent (21 for 33) from the free-throw line. The Skyhawks also played tremendous defense, holding Richmond-Burton to only 3 for 24 from the field (12.5 percent) in the first half, and 12 of 52 for the game. The celebration afterward was somewhat subdued, however, as senior starting point guard Cortland Sommerfeldt suffered a right knee injury less than two minutes into the game, and had to be helped off the court in obvious distress. “I came down after going up for a rebound and heard a pop,” Sommerfeldt said. “The good news is, I’m able to walk on it, but we’ll see. We have the day off school tomorrow and practice at 9 a.m., so I’ll know more then after I wake up. But I think it’s going to be OK – hopefully.”
Skyhawks coach Brad Frey immediately called on backup guard Taylor Piggott after Sommerfeldt’s injury, and she didn’t skip a beat. She and junior guard Aannah Interrante were too much for the Rockets’ backcourt to handle, as Johnsburg dished out 17 assists while outrebounding R-B, 47-24. Interrante scored a game-high 22 points on 6-for-13 shooting from the field, was 3 of 8 from 3-point range, and 7 of 8 from the foul line. Her younger freshman sister, Ava, added nine points. Johnsburg will host No. 3-seeded Carmel at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a 3A sectional semifinal, after the Corsairs beat Woodstock North, 48-27, Thursday to capture a regional crown of their own. The Skyhawks beat Carmel to win a regional title a year ago, but haven’t faced it this season. “We’re taking it one game at a time, but after falling one win shy of state last season, we feel like we have unfinished business,” Aannah Interrante said. “Carmel is a really well-coached, solid basketball team with plenty of talent, and we know they’ll be ready,” Frey added. “I’m gonna start watching film of them as soon as I get home.”
GIRLS BASKETBALL: CLASS 3A CHICAGO NORTHSIDE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Early struggles crush Thunder’s upset bid By JOHN WILKINSON
email@example.com CHICAGO – If the Woodstock North girls basketball team’s season was going to end in Thursday’s regional final, as it seemed it was going to, the Thunder were going to go out fighting. Trailing by 22 points going into the fourth quarter, the Thunder cranked up the defensive pressure against Carmel’s second unit and subbed defense for offense when possible. “Honestly, I think seniors looking at the underclassmen we were like, ‘This is it,’ ” senior Lulu Nicks said. “I think, for the most part, going into the fourth quarter we were like, ‘We’re down by a lot, we’re going to fight like [heck], and that’s all we can give.’ ... This was actually it. So we said, ‘Give everything,’ and I feel like our seniors definitely did.” The Thunder played their best quarter in the fourth, but still ended up losing, 48-27, to Carmel in the championship game of the Class 3A Northside Regional at Chicago Northside Prep. “We fought pretty hard all season,” Thunder coach Mike Lewis said. “We
want to go out on our own terms, we just do. Tonight, they were by far the better team, and you could tell from the beginning. They outskilled us in some areas. I’m not going to say outworked, because I know there’s nothing left that we have. “We didn’t walk in here saying we should win this game; we knew it was going to be a battle, and nobody is going to hand you a championship. We want it that way, we just want to be in these all the time. We want to be in pressure situations, and we want to figure out how to come out on top. You’re never going to win a championship if you can’t get to them, so we’re happy that we were here.” Carmel (19-11) advances to face Johnsburg at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Johnsburg Sectional semifinal. Woodstock North finishes the season with a 13-16 record. Both teams struggled to score early on, going scoreless for the first 2:20. It was Carmel that broke through first, and it went on to score the first 13 points. The Corsairs led, 14-2, by the end of the first quarter, with Woodstock North finally getting on the board in the final 30 seconds of the period.
“When we were down 8-0, we missed three wide-open layups, three,” Lewis said. “We usually will make our layups I’d say. So for us to be in a game like that, of this magnitude and against a team that good, we’ve got to take the things that are given to us. We’ve got wide-open layups that are missed and I think that changed it early. ... They saw the ball go through the hoop first, we waited a really long time to score. We like to put ourselves in that situation sometimes that we’re going up against Goliath, so we’ll see if we can make it harder and just give them a nice little cushion to start.” Nicks agreed that the early struggles crushed any margin for an upsetting the sectional’s No. 3 seed. “We got a couple good looks that we just couldn’t capitalize on,” Nicks said. “We had a couple open layups that we missed and that would have completely changed the game. Even if we would have scored first, I know that might be dumb because it’s a long game, but maybe if we would have scored first momentum would have gone a different way. But all props to them ... that’s a good team.”
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Maddie Busch Woodstock North, sr., F
Busch was the Thunder’s best inside presence and second-leading scorer with five points, including a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.
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Game time before Woodstock North scored its first basket. In that time, Carmel had gone
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Four of the five seniors on Woodstock North’s roster scored in their final game.
Scoreboard Thursday’s championship (3) Carmel 48, (10) Woodstock North 27 • (3) Carmel will play (2) Johnsburg at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Johnsburg Sectional semifinal
• Friday, February 17, 2017
Minutes Johnsburg held Richmond-Burton without a field goal. The Rockets got their first field goal at the 7:30 mark of the second quarter.
By TIM FROEHLIG
SPORTS | Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com
J’burg captures 2nd straight title
Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com • Friday, February 17, 2017
4 PREP WRESTLING: INDIVIDUAL
GIRLS GYMNASTICS: STATE PREVIEW
17 locals PR looking for more Co-op eyes 3rd straight state win in championship 1st round
By JOE STEVENSON
Seventeen local wrestlers won their first bout at the IHSA wrestling state finals at State Farm Center in Champaign. Crystal Lake Central’s Lenny Petersen, the Class 2A defending state champion at 138 pounds, easily won his first match against Joe Green of Rich South. Richmond-Burton’s Gavin Sutton, who lost to Petersen in the 138-pound state championship match last year, won his opener in the 145-pound bracket. Huntley’s Josh Stenger, who finished fourth in Class 3A at 120 pounds a year ago, lost his opener to Justin Benjamin of St. Charles East. Wrestlers who lost in the opening round still have a chance to compete in the wrestlebacks if the opponent who beat him wins in the quarterfinals.
IHSA STATE WRESTLING FINALS IHSA state wrestling ﬁnals Opening round Class 2A 106: Landen Pfeiffer (Marengo) def. Derrick Singleton (Hinsdale South), 14-0. 113: Tristan Daugherty (Peoria Notre Dame) def. Brock Montford (Crystal Lake Central), 17-5. 120: Ryan Gardner (Bloomington) def. Cole Walkington (Woodstock North), 7-1. 126: Josh Fiegel (Harvard) pin. Garrett Bakarich (Troy Triad), 1:19. 126: Jacquez Stewart (Springﬁeld) pin. Connor Burns (Crystal Lake Central), 3:11. 132: Nick Termini (Burlington Central) def. Austin Ernd (Crystal Lake Central), 10-2. 132: Micah Krueger (Ottawa) def. Justin Wilcox (Harvard), 7-0. 132: Anthony Randazzo (Marian Central) def. Eddie Villalobos (Rochelle), 6-5. 138: Lenny Petersen (Crystal Lake Central) def. Joe Green (Rich South), 22-6. 138: Trey Piotrowski (Prairie Ridge) def. Harry Sellers (Oak Forest) 7-6. 138: Keenan Brummett (Harvard) def. Collin Sheedy (De La Salle), 5-4. 145: Rahman Johnson (Brother Rice) pin. Anthony Silva (Marian Central), 0:48. 145: Gavin Sutton (Richmond-Burton) def. Easa Aristizabal (Hinsdale South), 17-1. 152: Trent Rakers (Highland) pin. Drake Regenhardt (Prairie Ridge), 3:11. 152: Luke Silva (Marian Central) pin. Quinten Carver (Charleston), 1:45. 160: Porﬁrio Perez (Danville) pin. Maxwell McGowan (Hampshire), 2:47. 160: Marty Krasinski (Harvard) def. Joey Swallow (Riverside-Brookﬁeld), 8-6. 160: Joey Davies (Tinley Park) def. Frank Carone (Crystal Lake Central), 5-2. 170: Nick Fetzner (Prairie Ridge) pin. Zach Daebelliehn (Mahomet-Seymour), 1:56. 170: Joe Mier (Marengo) def. Jamonte Rush (Carbondale), 11-2. 182: Riley Vanik (Kaneland) def. Liam O’Donnell (CL Central), 13-5. 195: Seamus O’Donnell (CL Central) pin. Jayson Goplin (Streator), 3:48. 220: Scott Sierzega (Brother Rice) pin. Chris Flores (Woodstock North), 5:11. 285: Brandon Most (Harvard) def. Trent Jennings (Sacred Heart-Grifﬁn), 8-3. 285: Solomon Smith (De La Salle) pin. Pawel Barnas (Hampshire), 0:27. Class 3A 106: Joe Rufﬁno (St. Charles East) def. Sam Spencer (Huntley), 3-2. 113: Joey Melendez (Montini) def. Jake Harrier (Jacobs), 19-4. 120: Justin Benjamin (St. Charles East) def. Josh Stenger (Huntley), 5-3. 120: Charles Faber (Glenbard West) def. Beau Harrier (Jacobs), 7-0. 126: Zach Spencer (Huntley) def. Jaime Suarez (Wheaton North), 5-4. 152: David Ferrante (Huntley) def. Dillon Hoey (Mt. Carmel), 8-0. 160: Nate Jimenez (Marmion Academy) pin. Juan Quiroz (Huntley), 4:54. 170: Jaden Glauser (McHenry) def. Trevor Swier (Providence Catholic), 5-2. 182: Chase Raap (Dundee-Crown) def. Placide Niyigena (Wheaton-Warrenville South), 10-4. 182: Jack Jessen (Willowbrook) def. Jake Leske (McHenry), 19-7.
There are a couple of things Prairie Ridge knows heading into the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet on Friday and Saturday at Palatine High School. First, the Wolves almost certainly will bring home one of the top-two trophies. Second, if they can stay on the balance beam, their chances of that trophy being for a state title (for a third consecutive year) jump exponentially. DeKalb scored higher in last week’s Glenbard North Sectional than Prairie Ridge did at Fremd. The Barbs also beat Prairie Ridge by 35-hundredths of a point in a December invitational. But the Wolves’ Nikki Baars was their only competitor not to fall last week, and if even two more girls stay on, that would push the team score up by one whole point. The state meet starts at 2 p.m. Friday, with the qualifying for the four events – vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise – completed Friday. The all-around winner also is determined Friday. The 2 p.m. finals Saturday will determine the winners in each of the four events, and team scores also can improve. Prairie Ridge, a co-op team drawing athletes from Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge, won state each of the past two years. DeKalb, a co-op team with girls from DeKalb and Sycamore, was the runner-up last year. Wolves coach Lee Battaglia is confident the Wolves can be successful on the beam. “That’s the hardest event, no doubt,” Battaglia said. “They’ve done it before this year; they’ve gone 38, 5 for 5. When they don’t come through with it, it’s frustrating, because they’re capable of it. It’s not that we’re trying to hit these routines, they have hit these beam routines.” Baars won the all-around with her career-best score (38.4) and won all four events at the Fremd Section-
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Prairie Ridge’s Nikki Baars competes in the vault two weeks ago at the Buffalo Grove Regional. Baars leads the Wolves’ co-op team as it chases a third consecutive team title at the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet on Friday and Saturday in Palatine.
Looking for more Here’s a look at the last five state meet finishes for the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team: Year Place 2012: 3rd 2013: 2nd 2014: 2nd 2015: 1st 2016: 1st State qualifiers Here are the local state qualifiers by event: Vault: Molly Meehan (Jacobs), Nikki Baars (Prairie Ridge), Kira Karlblom (PR), Clancy Raupp (PR) Uneven bars: Baars (PR), Karlblom (PR), Kim (PR), Alyssa Petko (PR) Balance beam: Baars (PR) Floor exercise: Baars (PR), Karlblom (PR) All-around: Baars (PR), Karlblom (PR), Kim (PR) al. She was third in all-around last year and should challenge DeKalb’s Aleah Leman and Glenbard West’s Maddie Diab for the all-around
championship. Leman and Diab tied for allaround last week at 38.675. Diab is the defending all-around state champion. “That energy I had, I can probably bring more,” Baars said. “There probably will be more because it’s state and it’s more fun and everyone’s screaming for everyone. There’s a lot of energy on the floor with us.” Battaglia expects big things from Baars this week. “I’m not worried about her,” he said. “She can definitely carry that into this week. I’m sure she’ll bring it.” What the Wolves need for another state title are solid performances from Kira Karlblom, Maddy Kim, Clancy Raupp and Alyssa Petko, particularly on beam, where each fall is a half-point deduction. “We defnitely need to improve on beam,” Karlblom said. “We’ll probably do some more pressure starts to get the atmosphere of what state’s going to be like. If we nail everything, I think we’ll be good.”
Four at Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana look for new schools
CLOCK IS TICKING
A WAVE OF OPTIONS
Doing homework these days usually comes with distractions for Phillips, a midfielder and exercise science major who started 12 games last season. Other schools have been aggressive in reaching out to Saint Joseph’s athletes. “As the phone calls come in, I’ll take them, even if I’m busy,” she said. “School’s important, but I have to find another place to go. The emails are getting a little hectic because I can’t keep track of all of them.” Nirva, a sophomore linebacker/defensive lineman who had a career-high 26 tackles last season in 10 games, insists he doesn’t give his cellphone number out to many people. “My phone’s constantly being blown up by coaches,” he said. “It’s strange how they all got my number. On Twitter, a new coach adds me every day and contacts me. It’s a little overwhelming.” Vargas said she got one call late at night while she was asleep. She and her teammates have been contacted by schools across the country, including schools in the Carolinas and Hawaii. “It’s crazy how many schools try to reach out,” Vargas said. “They all know what’s going on. I’m keeping my options completely open.”
Despite strong interest from a number of schools, suddenly becoming a transfer student in February hasn’t been entirely rosy. “Some rosters are set, and every school has been through their entire recruiting phase already,” Nirva said. “There’s nothing left for us.” All four athletes said they receive athletic scholarship assistance from Saint Joseph’s. Moving on to a D-III school, Nirva said, could mean more playing time. However, D-III schools don’t give athletic scholarships. “I don’t want to pay for school if I don’t have to,” said Phillips, who also is considering NAIA schools, most of which do offer athletic scholarships. Three of the athletes said they were focused mainly on competing at another D-II school next school year. “That’s the goal, for me to continue my athletic career,” said Sinclair, who is only maintaining contact with other D-II schools. “I’m just trying to figure out [costs] and things like that.” Nirva, a business major, said his athletic future is up in the air. His de-
THE TROUBLE WITH TRANSFERS
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Cary-Grove alumna Jennifer Phillips plays in a game last fall for Saint Joseph’s College. The Division II school located in Rensselaer, Ind., announced last month that it will cease operations after this school year, leaving Phillips and three other local athletes scrambling to find new college homes. cision is tied to that of his girlfriend, fellow Prairie Ridge grad Bridget Monsen, who transferred to Saint Joseph’s in August. “I’m trying to stay positive,” he said. “Maybe God did this to find a better place for me. … I’ve been talking to some schools about playing next year, but I may just get a degree and start my life.”
SHOWING THEIR SKILLS
In just more than two weeks, Sinclair and his teammates begin their spring season in a tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. The Pumas will have an opportunity to showcase their skills to other colleges. They also want to make sure the team’s final season is a good one. “It’s definitely in the back of our minds that this is the last time we will be able to compete here,” he said. “We want to go out on top and do big things this spring.” As an out-of-season athlete, Nirva has had to rely on other schools looking at his highlight video. Being recruited all over again means he has to prove himself to a whole new group of coaches in a short time. “I’m trying to go to a brand-new school where nobody knows me,” he said. “The coaches only see my highlight tape. I only have a limited amount of time to show them what I can do. Here, I’ve shown the coaches through the past couple years what I can do to get that spot.” Three days after the board announced its decision, first-year women’s soccer coach Justin Olson called a 6 a.m. team meeting.
The women’s soccer team has continued its offseason workout program, which has kept the players in shape and focused on next fall. As a fall sport athlete, Vargas said she hopes to have a final three schools by next month. “Then by the end of March, I want to know where I’ll be,” she said. Phillips is planning to take recruiting visits early next month during spring break. “Then after that, I want to make my decision,” she said. Nirva does not have a specific timetable, but he said he continues to work out on his own as if he will be playing somewhere in the fall. Sinclair hopes to have some clarity by the time the semester ends. “I hope to make up my mind before May, so I can enjoy the summer without being super stressed out,” he said.
As part of a team that lists 119 players on its roster, Nirva appreciates the dozens of friends he has made. When all of his teammates scatter to other schools and new opportunities, he is certain he will lose touch with a number of them. “It hit me a week ago that this is all going to be over, and I’m going to lose half of my friends,” he said. “It’s sad that I’m losing all these friends.” Olson’s first season as women’s soccer coach produced only two wins. But he made strong connections with his players and was making inroads in recruiting. “We didn’t win a lot, but he saw so much potential in us,” Phillips said. “We had an amazing recruiting class that was really going to help us.” On a white board in his office, Olson had the names of all the incoming recruits. “He was erasing them off the board, and he said he actually started to cry,” Phillips said. “This was his dream job. He was so happy. He’s like a dad. He takes care of us no matter what. “It’s going to make me cry,” Phillips said, pausing to collect herself. “He’s told us a hundred times, ‘If I get a job, I’m taking you all with me.’ If he gets a job and I can’t go with him, I’m going to miss him a lot.”
• Barry Bottino writes a weekly column about local college athletes for the Northwest Herald. Write to him at BarryOnCampus@hotmail.com and follow @BarryOnCampus on Twitter.
• Friday, February 17, 2017
Jennifer Phillips met her best friend, Morgan Poeppel, last year at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. The two athletes at the NCAA Division II school in northwest Indiana struck up a strong friendship as neighbors a year ago and became roommates as sophomores this year. Phillips, a Cary-Grove graduate, is a member of the women’s soccer team. She and Poeppel, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who is a softball player, now face an uncertain future. The board of trustees at Saint Joseph’s, a 127-year-old Catholic college, announced Feb. 3 that the school would suspend operations after graduation in May because of massive financial troubles. “We’ve sat down on our floor and cried about it for hours,” Phillips said. “It’s not fair. You get to be part of a family that you didn’t expect, then you’re uprooted.” Phillips and three other athletes from the McHenry County area are among just more than 900 students who must find new schools. “We were all kind of blindsided,” said McHenry West grad Alexandria Vargas, a freshman teammate of Phillips. “You don’t expect that to happen when you pick a school.” Around Thanksgiving, Vargas said the school notified students that it had been placed on probation by Indiana’s Higher Learning Commission because of the financial problems. In a Jan. 25 letter to students and staff, school President Robert Pastoor wrote: “Our financial challenges are dire,” citing a need for a $100 million cash influx, including $20 million by June 1 to continue operations. Nine days later, the board announced its vote that left students looking for new homes. “There have been a few moods,” said sophomore football player Austin Nirva, a Prairie Ridge grad. “It started off very sad. Then people were getting mad about the whole thing. Right now, it’s very stressful.” Like Vargas, freshman men’s golfer Dale Sinclair, a McHenry East grad, is in his first year at Saint Joseph’s. “I’m just so bummed that my time here is going to be so short,” he said. “I fell in love with the campus, and coach (Ken) Badylak; I really like him a lot. It’s like a community here.”
“Our coach was amazing,” Vargas said. “We were constantly updated. He had a list of schools that could help us.”
ON CAMPUS Barry Bottino
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Closure leaves locals scrambling
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8 WHITE SOX SPRING TRAINING
Shields putting 2016 behind him Veteran pitcher says he will be a leader in rebuild By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org
GLENDALE, Ariz. – James Shields said he has nothing to prove. His skins are on the wall. But the 35-year-old right-hander, who owns a 133-116 record with a 3.91 ERA and nine consecutive seasons with more than 200 innings in an 11year career with the Rays, Royals, Padres and White Sox, had a disaster of a season in 2016, and he knows it. So he is bent on performing more like the workhorse right-hander the Sox thought they were getting in a mid-season trade with the Padres than what he showed on the South Side last season. “It’s not the first time I’ve had a rough season,” Shields said. “I’ve been in the game a long time. “I have nothing to prove, man. Nothing to prove. My career speaks for itself. I definitely want to prove to AP file photo White Sox fans who I am. I want to go White Sox pitcher James Shields delivers out and compete this year and do well.” during a game against the Phillies on Sept. Shields was 4-12 with a 6.77 ERA for the Sox, 6-19 with a 5.85 ERA over20 in Philadelphia.
all. He was asked Thursday if he was “shocked” at some of the beatings he took last season. Shields kind of laughed at the question. “Yeah, I mean, you know I wish it could have been better,” he said. “I’m a competitor. I don’t like to lose or get hit around like that. Shocking factor? Not really. Sometimes those things happen. Unfortunately, it happened too often. But I have a lot of confidence in my ability and what I did this offseason.” Shields will earn $21 million this season in the deal he signed with the Padres in 2015. The Sox will owe him $10 million of that. “I’m trying to put that in the back of my mind and moving forward,” he said. “I had a really bad season in 2010 (5.18 ERA) and a really good season in 2011 (2.82, finishing third in AL Cy Young voting), so we’ll see what happens.” “I’m hoping last year was an aberration, and that’s where I’m going to enter it,” Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said. “He still has everything he needs stuff-wise to get people out. He has movement. He has a great changeup. He commands that fastball. We’re hoping for a whole lot better for sure. And I’m sure he is, too. “It was a horrible start, and then we saw a good amount of starts, where we said, ‘Hey, there it is. He’s throwing the ball better.’ ”
“We need more consistency from him. We need to see more of the good ones and kick out some of the lemons he had.’’ Shields, who has made 11 postseason starts, said he’ll embrace “being a leader and showing these guys what professional baseball is all about. “We’ve got a lot of good, young talent.” With Chris Sale and Adam Eaton gone from a team that finished six games below .500, the Sox don’t figure to contend, but Shields isn’t throwing in the towel. “Look in our clubhouse, what did we get rid of, a couple of guys? It’s not a complete rebuild. I know they’re talking about it, but we have a good group of guys and a lot of the same core guys while adding some young pieces into the organization. “I actually embrace that role. In Tampa, it seemed like we were rebuilding every year, and we ended up in the playoffs five times. I don’t worry about the rebuild, I worry about this season.” It’s been a while since he was called “Big Game James.” “I never really was Big Game James, to be honest with you,’’ Shields said. “That’s Big Game James Worthy, man.” After last season, the Sox would be more than happy with Quality Start James.
WHITE SOX NOTES
Rodon, after taking it easy, to begin throwing By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN email@example.com
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Pitching coach Don Cooper said Carlos Rodon will throw a baseball Friday, something the 24-year-old left-hander hasn’t been seen doing like the rest of the pitchers through the first three days of spring training. Rodon has stood on the sideline while the other pitchers played catch and has refrained from making even short throws during pitchers fielding practice – scooping the ball to first with his glove. That has sparked some concern from observers about his health, but Rodon and Cooper said he is easing his way into a long camp. “He’s throwing tomorrow,” Cooper said Thursday. “Tomorrow his program starts, like I said. He’s fine. He’s good. He’s good. He’s good. We are not going to ask somebody to do something
if they are not.” The No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft, Rodon is 18-16 with a 3.90 ERA in his two seasons. He threw 165 innings last season, missing 24 days in July with a sprained left wrist. “Ease him into it a little bit,” Cooper said. “With the World (Baseball) Classic (this spring), we’ve got a whole lot of time, and we are going to take our time with him.” Carlos Rodon “It’s a long spring,” manager Rick Renteria said. “He’s a guy we’re going to try to control and make sure we measure his workload so that we have him as much as we can during the season.” Broadcast news: Comcast SportsNet and CSN+ will televise 106 games starting with Opening Day April 3. WGNTV will air 55 games, including two
of the four Sox-Cubs games. ESPN (as well as CSN) also will carry a Cubs-Sox tilt July 26. Ken Harrelson, beginning his 33rd season in the Sox’s TV booth, will call play-by-play for all but three road games (June 16-18 in Toronto), Opening Day and the crosstown games at Guaranteed Rate Field. Steve Stone begins his eighth season as analyst, and Jason Benetti his second for 78 of 81 home games. WLS-AM 890, in its second year as the Sox’s flagship radio station, will broadcast all 162 games with on-air duo Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson. Don’t call me Carlos: Infielder Carlos Sanchez will heretofore be called Yolmer Sanchez. “My family called me Yolmer, so I want to switch to that this year,” Sanchez said. “Yolmer Sanchez is going to be my new name.” Sanchez said his full name is Yol-
mer Carlos Javier Sanchez Yanez. He went by Carlos or Carlito, has father’s name, or Carlito growing up. Or, as former manager Robin Ventura called him, “Sanchy.” The bottom line? “I’m the same guy,” Sanchez said. “I’m going to work hard.’’ This and that: Carson Fulmer, the No. 8 overall draft pick in 2015, on his struggles last season: “I needed to learn more about myself and my ability. I got kicked around a little bit, and I think that’s beneficial for me. It definitely helped me prepare myself for this year, and really get ready to have a good year. It’s a new year.” ... Because of excellent weather in Chicago, groundskeeper Roger Bossard said sprinklers will be on at Sox Park for the first time in his 50 years caring for the home field. Meanwhile, rain is expected in Arizona Saturday and Sunday.
CUBS SPRING TRAINING
But Cubs focus on staying grounded in title defense By BRUCE MILES
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (left) and outfielder Jason Heyward talk during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. alities where it’s going to be tough (to hate the Cubs), but that’s the way it goes. If we just respect the game, it’ll make it hard for people to not like us. But it is what it is.” Of course, after a century of being the butt of jokes for having not won a World Series since 1908 until last year, the Cubs and their fans might enjoy being a little arrogant. It was 10 years ago that then-new manager Lou Piniella talked of developing a “Cubbie swagger.” Piniella’s teams won division titles in 2007 and 2008, but instead of swagger, they staggered in the playoffs, getting swept in back-to-back division series. The Cubs got it done last season under manager Joe Maddon, who said he doesn’t mind a little swagger. “Of course,” Maddon said. “It’s all
about that. Just go back in history. I’ve often talked about the Dodgers when I came up in the minor leagues. Their uniforms were whiter than everybody else’s. They thought they were better than everybody else, and then they went out and won all the time. And I kind of liked it. I hated it, but I liked it at the same time. The Yankees have developed that kind of a culture. “Teams that win, whether you even want to talk about the Patriots in football, it’s part of it. It’s not that you feel as though you’re just going to show up and throw your gloves out there and you’re going to win. That’s not the point. You gain this confidence based on winning. “There is something to be said for knowing how to win. What does that mean? It’s such a nebulous concept. I • Follow Bruce’s Cubs and baseball think that means that knowing how to reports on Twitter @BruceMiles2112.
Conﬁdent Contreras ready to work with ace Lester By BRUCE MILES
firstname.lastname@example.org MESA, Ariz. – Cubs ace Jon Lester is expected to meet the media Friday. One of the things he no doubt will be asked is working with a new catcher. For the past two seasons with the Cubs, Lester had David Ross as his personal receiver. Ross retired after the Cubs won the 2016 World Series. This season, the plan is for Lester to throw mostly to second-year catcher Willson Contreras. There likely will be a learning curve for both players. Contreras, who possesses no small measure of confidence, is a willing pupil. “He’s been nice,” Contreras said of
Lester on Thursday. “I need to get to know him better. I’m sure that if I have any questions to ask, he’ll be there with the answer.” Contreras said his self-confidence will help “a lot.” “I’m pretty confident,” he said. “It’s been something that I’ve been developing in Willson myself since I got here.” Getting back to it: Re- Contreras lief pitcher Pedro Strop said he feels fine entering spring training. Strop underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in August after tearing his meniscus. He suffered a groin injury while rehabbing the knee and spent more
than a month on the disabled list. Strop appeared in eight postseason games. “The knee is fine; the body is fine,” he said. “I’m just going to go through everything and get ready for the ’17 season.” Strop admitted it took some time after the rehab for his knee to feel 100 percent. “I worked really hard to get back,” he said. “I felt I was a key for that team. I didn’t want to sit down waiting for that thing to heal. I wanted to do my best, whatever I could, to get back and help that team. I know how important it was for the organization to get a championship when we had 108 years without winning. I was just focused on winning. That’s why I kind of rushed my rehab.
“To be honest, it didn’t (feel 100 percent). I’m not going to say that I was like 50 percent or 60. I was pretty close to 100 percent, but I wasn’t 100.” Strop said he isn’t sure whether he will pitch for Team Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. If so, he said he is shooting for the second round of the Classic. Watch out for that scooter: Manager Joe Maddon revealed that Ross gave his motorized scooter to his grandmother. Ross now is a Cubs special assistant and is helping coach the catchers. “I believe she’s driving it all over the panhandle,” Maddon said. “So if you see a Grandpa Rossy (scooter) driven by Grandma Rossy, you know that it’s his grandma.”
• Friday, February 17, 2017
MESA, Ariz. – Anthony Rizzo is a ground-floor guy with the Cubs’ rebuilding program, so he knows of humble beginnings. Now Rizzo, the Cubs and their fans have a suite in the penthouse after the rebuilding project culminated with a World Series championship. The Cubs have been one of the most beloved franchises in pro sports, much of it stemming from their past reputation as “lovable losers” and a patient and loyal fan base. Now that they’ve won, will success spoil the Cubs? Will they come to be seen as “arrogant,” much as the Boston Red Sox – who broke an 86-year championship drought in 2004 – did after winning three recent titles? “I had an older man in the gym tell me – he was a big Red Sox and Patriots fan – he goes, ‘Yeah, congrats, you guys won one, but you haven’t done anything until the whole country hates you,’ ” Rizzo said Thursday before working out. “In a way, it’s true, because growing up a die-hard Dolphin fan, I hated (Patriots quarterback) Tom Brady because he was the best. Now, I’m almost a Patriots fan because he’s so good. “This team has a lot of good person-
win is that when you show up every day, back to the process, going through the process properly, if we do these things well and we keep our wits about us, keep our heads about us, here comes the latter part of the game. We should be able to turn it in our favor somehow as opposed to the game going the other direction. “So yes, swagger is a part of that, whatever you want to call it. It’s the residue of winning, there’s no question. But then you have to be able to maintain that.” But would Maddon want the Cubs to be “hated,” like the Yankees of old? “I don’t know if the word is ‘hated,’ ” he said. “It’s somewhat natural that if a team is very successful … it works both ways. You’re going to get the group that absolutely jumps on the bandwagon, too. I think there’s the part of the world that wants to be attached to a winner. “By the same token, there’s that group that’s always looking for somebody to fail. Regardless of what camp somebody may be in, for me, it’s about us taking care of what we want to do, how we want to do it daily and creating the culture that we want. And let people decide where they want to be with that. “But I’ve talked about the genuine nature of our guys, the authentic nature of our players and the work ethic, etc. I know, we know, what we’re all about. That’s really what matters, I think.” Rizzo gave an “amen” to that. “We’re a team that’s likable,” he said. “Joe says ‘authenticity.’ That’s what we’ve got here.”
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With winning comes some swagger
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Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com • Friday, February 17, 2017
EDMONTON 6 p.m. WGN, NHLN AM-720
at Buffalo 5 p.m. NBCSN AM-720
at Minnesota 7 p.m. NBCSN, CSN AM-720
ALL-STAR GAME 7:20 p.m. TBS, TNT
NEXT: PHOENIX 7 p.m. Friday WGN AM-890
WHAT TO WATCH Pro basketball 6 p.m.: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, ESPN 8 p.m.: NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge, TNT Men’s basketball 6 p.m.: Valparaiso at Oakland, ESPN2 6 p.m.: Kent St. at Akron, ESPNU 8 p.m.: VCU at Richmond, ESPN2 8 p.m.: Fairfield at Quinnipiac, ESPNU 9 p.m.: California at Stanford, FS1 Women’s basketball 4 p.m.: Iona at Quinnipiac, ESPNU 6:30 p.m.: Xavier at Villanova, FS1 Golf 10:30 a.m.: Champions Tour, Chubb Classic, first round, TGC 1 p.m.: PGA Tour, Genesis Open, second round, TGC 10 p.m.: LPGA Tour, ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, third round, TGC Auto racing 4 p.m.: NASCAR, Montster Energy Cup Series, Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona, first practice, FS1 5:30 p.m.: NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona, final practice, FS1
Men’s hockey 5 p.m.: New Hampshire at Boston University, CSN+ 6:30 p.m.: Providence at North Dame, NBCSN 7:30 p.m.: Colgate at Clarkson, CSN+ Soccer 1:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, Augsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen, FS1 Figure skating 11 a.m.: ISU Four Continents Championship, Free Dance, NBCSN (same-day tape) 12:30 p.m.: ISU Four Continents Championship, Men’s Short Program, NBCSN (same-day tape) Skiing 5:30 a.m.: FIS Alpine World Championships, Men’s Giant Slalom, NBCSN Rugby 2 p.m.: English Premiership, Gloucester vs. Saracens, NBCSN (same-day tape) Prep wrestling 3:30 p.m.: Iowa high school wrestling Class 3A semifinals, CSN 7:30 p.m.: Iowa high school wrestling Class 1A and 2A semifinals, CSN
Jacobs accepting Hall of Fame nominations until March 1
The Jacobs High School Athletic Hall of Fame will accept nominations for its 2017 induction class until March 1. Nominees can be Jacobs coaches or student-athletes. Any athletes must have graduated by 2011 or before. The nominee applications can be found online at JHSHOF@d300.org or through the high school’s website. Send nominations to the attention of Jim Hinkle. For information, contact JHSHOF@d300.org.
MCC women’s basketball team loses to Morton College
McHenry County College saw its 10-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter, and the Scots lost to Morton College, 61-60, in their Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference women’s basketball game Thursday in Cicero. Quixima Washington scored 19 points to lead the Scots (11-16 overall, 5-6 ISCC). Makenna Powell added 11, and MCC held a 53-43 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Kaleigh Johnson grabbed a team-high 12
rebounds for the Scots, who finish their regular season at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at home against Waubonsee College.
Saunders opens 2-shot lead at Riviera
LOS ANGELES – This is the starring role Sam Saunders prefers. Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer who so famously kept his composure during a heartfelt eulogy of The King, rolled in birdie putts and kept a clean card Thursday at Riviera for a 7-under-par 64 and an early two-shot lead in the Genesis Open. Saunders called it his best round on the PGA Tour, and it was merely a coincidence that it came on the 50-year anniversary of Palmer defending his title at the Los Angeles Open, when it was played at Rancho Municipal. Saunders had a two-shot lead over Dustin Johnson, who has a chance to go to No. 1 if he were to win this week. Daniel Summerhays, Cameron Percy, J.T. Poston and Brett Stegmaier joined Johnson at 66, while Phil Mickelson was among those at 67. – From staff, wire reports
BETTING ODDS COLLEGE BASKETBALL FAVORITE at OAKLAND at DARTMOUTH at HARVARD at DETROIT Pennsylvania Princeton Va Commonwealth
Friday LINE 2 2 9 2 1 1 2½
UNDERDOG Valparaiso Cornell Columbia Ill.-Chicago at BROWN at YALE at RICHMOND
California at AKRON at ARKANSAS ST.
3 8½ 7½
at STANFORD Kent St. UALR
FAVORITE Pittsburgh at CAROLINA at ANAHEIM
Friday LINE UNDERDOG -108 at COLUMBUS -235 Colorado -141 Florida
Updated odds available at Pregame.com
LINE -102 +215 +131
NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division GP W L OT Pts Minnesota 57 38 13 6 82 Blackhawks 57 35 17 5 75 St. Louis 58 31 22 5 67 Nashville 56 27 21 8 62 Winnipeg 60 26 29 5 57 Dallas 59 22 27 10 54 Colorado 55 15 38 2 32 Paciﬁc Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 58 34 18 6 74 Edmonton 58 31 19 8 70 Anaheim 58 30 18 10 70 Calgary 58 29 26 3 61 Los Angeles 56 28 24 4 60 Vancouver 58 25 27 6 56 Arizona 56 20 29 7 47
GF 190 166 167 158 174 161 109
GA 131 147 168 151 191 190 186
GF 161 168 152 152 141 138 136
GA 141 151 147 165 141 168 177
Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 58 31 19 8 70 165 150 Ottawa 55 30 19 6 66 148 146 Boston 58 29 23 6 64 157 155 Toronto 56 26 19 11 63 174 167 Florida 55 25 20 10 60 140 158 Buffalo 58 25 23 10 60 143 161 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 56 36 13 7 79 201 158 Columbus 56 36 15 5 77 182 138 N.Y. Rangers 57 37 19 1 75 194 151 N.Y. Islanders 56 26 20 10 62 166 167 Philadelphia 58 27 24 7 61 151 177 New Jersey 57 24 23 10 58 131 162 Carolina 53 24 22 7 55 140 156 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Results Ottawa 3, New Jersey 0 N.Y. Islanders 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Pittsburgh 4, Winnipeg 3 (OT) Buffalo 2, Colorado 0 St. Louis 4, Vancouver 3 Minnesota 3, Dallas 1 Edmonton 6, Philadelphia 3 Arizona 5, Los Angeles 3 Friday’s Games Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. Colorado at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Edmonton at Blackhawks, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Buffalo, noon Washington at Detroit, 1 p.m. Winnipeg at Montreal, 1 p.m. Ottawa at Toronto, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Nashville at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Dallas, 7 p.m. San Jose at Arizona, 7 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Florida at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 39 16 .709 Indiana 29 28 .509 Bulls 28 29 .491 Detroit 27 30 .474 Milwaukee 25 30 .455 Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 37 20 .649 Toronto 33 24 .579 New York 23 34 .404 Philadelphia 21 35 .375 Brooklyn 9 47 .161 Southeast Division W L Pct Washington 34 21 .618 Atlanta 32 24 .571 Miami 25 32 .439 Charlotte 24 32 .429 Orlando 21 37 .362
GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
GB — 11 12 13 14 GB — 4 14 15½ 27½ GB — 2½ 10 10½ 14½
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
Thursday’s Results Bulls 104, Boston 103 Washington 111, Indiana 98 Friday’s Schedule No games scheduled Saturday’s Schedule No games scheduled Sunday’s Game Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. Monday’s Schedule No games scheduled Tuesday’s Schedule No games scheduled Wednesday’s Schedule No games scheduled Thursday’s Games Portland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Denver at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
NCAA BASKETBALL BIG TEN CONFERENCE
Conference W L PCT Maryland 10 3 .769 Wisconsin 10 3 .769 Purdue 10 3 .769 Northwestern 8 5 .615 Michigan St. 8 5 .615 Minnesota 7 6 .538 Michigan 7 6 .538 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 22 4 .846 21 5 .808 21 5 .808 19 7 .731 16 10 .615 19 7 .731 17 9 .654 14 12 .538 14 13 .519 11 14 .440 15 12 .556 15 12 .556 14 12 .538 13 14 .481
Thursday’s Result Michigan 64, Wisconsin 58 Saturday’s Games Illinois at Iowa, 1 p.m. Michigan St. at Purdue, 3 p.m. Nebraska at Ohio St., 5 p.m. Rutgers at Northwestern, 5 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
Friday’s Game Kent St. at Akron, 7 p.m.
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
Saturday’s Games Bowling Green at Ohio, 1 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo, 2:30 p.m. E. Michigan at W. Michigan, 3 p.m. Toledo at N. Illinois, 3:30 p.m. Ball St. at Cent. Michigan, 3:30 p.m.
TOP 25 SCHEDULE
Thursday’s Results No. 1 Gonzaga 96, San Francisco 61 No. 5 Arizona 78, Washington St. 59 No. 7 Oregon 79, Utah 61 Michigan 64, No. 11 Wisconsin 58 No. 22 Saint Mary’s 81, Loyola Marymount 48 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 (2) Johnsburg 75, (10) Richmond-Burton 38 Chicago Northside Regional ﬁnal Thursday (3) Carmel 48, (6) Woodstock North 27 Johnsburg Sectional Tuesday Game 1 at 6 p.m.: (1) Antioch vs. (4) St. Viator Game 2 at 7:30 p.m.: (2) Johnsburg vs. (3) Carmel Thursday Game 3 at 7 p.m.: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 CLASS 4A McHenry Regional ﬁnal Thursday (2) Dundee-Crown 45, (7) Crystal Lake South 22 Hampshire Sectional Monday Game 1 at 6 p.m.: Boyland vs. DundeeCrown Game 2 at 7:30 p.m.: Streamwood vs. Hononegah or Rockford East Thursday Game 3 at 7 p.m.: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
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. SATURDAY Boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op, Jacobs co-op, McHenry, Woodstock coop at Barrington Sectional; Huntley at St. Charles East Sectional
GOLF PGA TOUR
GENESIS OPEN Thursday at Riviera Country Club Los Angeles Purse: $7 million Yardage: 7,322; Par: 71 (35-36) Partial First Round Sam Saunders 32-32—64 -7 Dustin Johnson 34-32—66 -5 J.T. Poston 32-34—66 -5 Daniel Summerhays 32-34—66 -5 Brett Stegmaier 30-36—66 -5 Cameron Percy 31-35—66 -5 Marc Leishman 35-32—67 -4 Padraig Harrington 34-33—67 -4 Billy Hurley III 32-35—67 -4 Phil Mickelson 35-32—67 -4 Pat Perez 34-33—67 -4 Branden Grace 31-36—67 -4 Kevin Na 30-37—67 -4 Byeong Hun An 32-35—67 -4 Ollie Schniederjans 35-33—68 -3 Scott Brown 34-34—68 -3 Patrick Rodgers 35-33—68 -3 Adam Scott 34-34—68 -3 Charley Hoffman 33-35—68 -3 Luke Donald 31-37—68 -3 Charlie Beljan 35-33—68 -3 Adam Hadwin 33-35—68 -3 Whee Kim 35-33—68 -3 Cameron Smith 36-33—69 -2 Brian Harman 35-34—69 -2 Shawn Stefani 33-36—69 -2 Robert Streb 35-34—69 -2 Matt Kuchar 35-34—69 -2 Jim Furyk 31-38—69 -2 Justin Rose 34-35—69 -2 Brendan Steele 34-35—69 -2 Paul Casey 34-35—69 -2 J.J. Henry 34-35—69 -2 Cameron Tringale 34-35—69 -2 Keegan Bradley 34-35—69 -2 Tony Finau 36-33—69 -2 Graeme McDowell 34-35—69 -2 Patton Kizzire 33-37—70 -1 Anirban Lahiri 35-35—70 -1 Thomas Pieters 37-33—70 -1 Camilo Villegas 36-34—70 -1 Stewart Cink 33-37—70 -1 James Hahn 34-36—70 -1 Ryan Moore 34-36—70 -1 Jimmy Walker 35-35—70 -1 Charles Howell III 34-36—70 -1 Aaron Baddeley 34-36—70 -1 Jamie Lovemark 37-33—70 -1 David Hearn 33-37—70 -1 Zac Blair 33-37—70 -1 Martin Laird 33-37—70 -1 John Senden 34-36—70 -1 Troy Merritt 33-37—70 -1 Leaderboard at time of suspended play Golfer Score Thru Sam Saunders -7 F Dustin Johnson -5 F J.T. Poston -5 F Daniel Summerhays -5 F Brett Stegmaier -5 F Cameron Percy -5 F 11 tied at -4
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: WOODSTOCK NORTH
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Byron Bank is Pleased to Welcome LPL Financial Advisor Michael Oberheim
“Frankly, back then, it was always my intention to coach football,” he said. He spent time as a student assistant football coach for Illinois State and as an assistant football coach at University High School in Normal and later at McHenry. After his first year with Sky High, the Johnsburg volleyball job opened up. “I just threw my name in the hat,
and the rest is history,” Schulze said. Schulze’s wife, Katie, is a teacher at Richmond-Burton. They have two daughters: Kylie, 12, and Devynn, 10. The family lives in Wonder Lake. “I want to thank Brady and the Woodstock North staff for offering me the opportunity to be a part of the Thunder program,” Schulze said. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the players and build a strong program.”
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Michael brings 10 years of financial planning experience to Byron Financial Services. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He has lived in the Boone County area with his wife and son since 2007 and was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. In his free time he coaches youth sports, he likes to travel, and is a sports enthusiast.
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• Friday, February 17, 2017
The plan was always to coach football. Eric Schulze, 42 of Wonder Lake, said he first started coaching club volleyball with Sky High Volleyball “through a series of coincidences” in the late 1990s. Some 19 years of volleyball coaching later, Schulze has agreed to become the next varsity coach at Woodstock North. He previously spent two seasons as the varsity coach at Johnsburg in the late ’90s. He also spent time as an assistant at Prairie Ridge. Schulze helped found Club Fusion Volleyball in Crystal Lake in 1999 and works full-time for the Fusion. “It’s been a while since I’ve ventured back into the high school scene,” Schulze said. “I told myself a long time ago, if I was going to do this, there would have to be some meaning be-
hind it for me. Being that my kids will be part of the high school down the road, and I’ve gotten to know some of the athletes in the Woodstock area, I’m very much looking forward to trying to build a volleyball program.” Schulz replaces Greg Bruns, who was 53-199 as coach in the eight seasons since North opened. North athletic director Brady Stromquist said Bruns and the athletic department “agreed that we needed to go a different direction.” Stromquist was impressed with Schulze’s level of experience. “He’s going to provide us with a lot of fundamental and skill-based instruction that we really need,” Stromquist said. “He���s going to provide some excitement and some good leadership for our kids.” Schulze played football at McHenry in the ’90s and didn’t take an interest in volleyball until he started playing sand volleyball after high school.
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Club Fusion co-founder Schulze new coach
Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com • Friday, February 17, 2017
12 BULLS 104, CELTICS 103
Butler’s last-second FTs sink Celtics By JEFF ARNOLD
BULLS 104, CELTICS 103
For the Sun-Times
CHICAGO – Just when it appeared the Bulls’ enigmatic personality again had reared its head, Jimmy Butler came to the rescue. Again. Just as they appeared to be limping – both physically and psychologically – into the All-Star break, the Bulls’ constant came through in the clutch. Again. Butler hit two free throws with 0.9 seconds remaining after his game-winning shot attempt initially fell short as the Bulls handed the Celtics only their second loss in 13 games in a 104-103 thriller Thursday night at the United Center. Butler was awarded the two free throws after game officials reviewed video and determined that Boston’s Marcus Smart had grazed Butler’s elbow on the shot. Just as the Celtics began to celebrate yet another win, the video review changed everything. Butler, who paced the Bulls with 29 points in only his second game back from a heel injury, calmly stepped to the free-throw line and calmly dropped both shots to give the Bulls their second straight win over one of the Eastern Conference’s elite teams. The Bulls, who moved to within a game of .500 with the win, finally were able to exhale when Al Horford’s jumper from the corner missed its mark as time expired.
BOSTON (103) Crowder 3-8 1-2 7, Johnson 5-6 0-0 10, Horford 3-10 0-0 7, Smart 1-5 3-4 5, Thomas 8-18 9-9 29, Green 2-5 0-0 6, Jerebko 1-2 0-0 2, Olynyk 6-10 2-3 17, Zeller 2-2 0-0 4, Rozier 3-8 2-2 11, Young 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 36-77 17-20 103. CHICAGO (104) Gibson 5-8 2-2 12, Lopez 7-13 1-1 15, Carter-Williams 1-6 2-2 4, Grant 3-10 2-2 10, Butler 9-20 9-9 29, McDermott 4-12 2-2 11, Felicio 1-3 2-2 4, Portis 8-13 2-2 19, Rondo 0-5 0-0 0, Valentine 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-90 22-22 104. Boston Chicago
25 33 22 30
25 — 103 23 — 104
3-Point Goals–Boston 14-37 (Thomas 4-9, Rozier 3-6, Olynyk 3-6, Green 2-4, Young 1-1, Horford 1-5, Smart 0-1, Jerebko 0-1, Crowder 0-4), Chicago 6-25 (Butler 2-5, Grant 2-7, Portis 1-4, McDermott 1-6, Rondo 0-1, Carter-Williams 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Boston 31 (Olynyk 7), Chicago 51 (Gibson 9). Assists–Boston 24 (Thomas 7), Chicago 23 (Rondo 8). Total Fouls–Boston 18, Chicago 13. Technicals–Boston defensive three second, Boston team. A–21,866 (20,917).
Bulls forward Jimmy Butler dunks in front of Celtics defender Jae Crowder in the first half of Thursday night’s game at the United Center. The Bulls won, 104-103. “It’s big,” said Bulls reserve Bobby Portis, who scored 19 points. “Hopefully, these wins keep propelling us in the second half (of the season).” For all of its drama, however, Thursday’s victory was a portrait of the enigmatic persona the Bulls have played
with in a season-long Jekyll and Hyde act. The Bulls struggled early and found a way to rebound. A 10-point, firsthalf deficit turned into a seven-point, third-quarter advantage. And despite allowing the Celtics to draw even and then take the lead in the fourth quarter, the Bulls continued to persistently fight for everything they had when it mattered most. The Bulls chased down missed shots and created second chances. A defense that allowed the Celtics to fire at will in the first quarter locked down and remained within striking distance. After Doug McDermott drew the Bulls to within 103-102, Butler blocked an Isaiah Thomas reverse layup that allowed the Bulls to play for the final shot.
Butler watched as the final seconds ticked down before he made his move on Smart, drawing the foul and knocking down the game-winning free throws. It proved to be the kind of result a Bulls team hit hard by injuries needed at a pivotal time. “It’s just a great win – two good ones heading into the break,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We just have to make sure we come back strong. We go into the break strong and come out of it.” The weeklong sabbatical comes at a perfect time and provides the Bulls an opportunity to recover both physically as well as mentally. The break allows guard Dwyane Wade to return from both a wrist injury and the flu, which kept him from playing in Thursday night’s victory. But the break also gives a Bulls team that survived the ups and downs of an inconsistent season a chance to catch its breath and prepare for the regular season’s final 25 games. Veteran forward Taj Gibson is convinced they’re ready for it. Thursday’s win only backed up his confidence. “Every time we play against the top-tier teams – teams that are competing for something – we do well against them; we get up for the challenge,” Gibson said. “We’ve been inconsistent against some of the lower-tier teams, but I’m still optimistic, I’m still positive.”
First wrist injury, now illness sidelines Wade By JEFF ARNOLD For the Sun-Times
CHICAGO – Dwyane Wade had found a groove before a wrist injury took him out of the lineup. Wade reached double figures in the four games he appeared in on the Bulls’ six-game West Coast trip, including a 31-point performance against the Kings when the Bulls watched a comfortable lead disappear, only to have Wade come to the rescue. But after scoring 18 points against the Suns, Wade’s wrist became a problem. Wade missed his third straight game Thursday against the Celtics. After participating in practice Wednesday, Wade woke up with flu-like symptoms Thursday morning, which kept him at home.
“It’s frustrating,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He was in a good rhythm, and so to go down right now with the wrist injury, now the illness, the (All-Star) break is coming at a good time for him.” The same goes for the Bulls as a whole. The Bulls won’t play until Feb. 24, when they host the Suns before traveling to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers on Dwyane Wade Jan. 25. Hoiberg expects Wade to be back to full health after the break. Despite not contributing on the floor, Wade has left his impression. Wade, along with guard Rajon Rondo, has served as a mentor to younger players such as rookie Denzel Valentine, who, like other reserves, has seen increased playing time while Wade, Ni-
kola Mirotic, Jimmy Butler and Paul Zipser have worked through injuries. Valentine was part of the Bulls’ 54-point bench contribution in Tuesday night’s win over the Raptors and has benefited from Wade’s experience. When Valentine returns to the bench, Wade often is the first to greet him. “He still has a very positive impact on our team, even when he’s not out there on the court,” Hoiberg said. Butler, who has been dealing with a heel injury, played in his second straight game Thursday and will represent the Bulls as an All-Star this weekend in New Orleans. Although the Bulls are a different team with Butler on the floor, Wade’s absence also has created a noticeable difference. “It takes away one of our stronger options,” forward Taj Gibson said Thursday. “D-Wade hurts you in
so many different ways. He can post guards up, his 3-point shot has been great for us this year, but just his leadership and his tenacity – we really want that and need that some games.” Shutting out the noise: Hoiberg, who has NBA experience as a player, coach and in the front office, said before Thursday’s game he does his best to ignore the rumor mill when it comes to the upcoming trade deadline. Although plenty of speculation has been made what the Bulls will – or won’t – do next week, Hoiberg inferred that he was fine with the Bulls moving ahead as they are. “I like our guys,” Hoiberg said. “When we were at full strength last week, we were playing pretty good basketball. Hopefully, we get back to that here soon when the break’s over, and, hopefully, we can have a good stretch run.”