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Streetscaping could cost $5M TIF to pay for most of project BY DEREK BARICHELLO dbarichello@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 526

DIXON – A 10 1/2-block downtown streetscaping project could cost about $5 million, engineers told the City Council on Monday. The council is eyeing the second phase of downtown

streetscaping with between $3.5 and $4 million of the funding coming from tax increment financing (TIF), which allows future tax gains to subsidize improvements to a specific area. The council could utilize about $900,000 in its general fund set aside for capital projects because of a surplus in its Illinois Municipal Retirement or Social Security funds that allows it to make up the difference, Finance Director Paula Meyer said.

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That is just one option, but if this money is used from the general fund for streetscaping, it could affect other plans, Meyer said. No action was taken Monday, and much more discussion is expected as engineering designs are expected to be shared at the first of the year. A final plan has not yet been determined. When the downtown TIF district was extended for 11

more years in December 2011, Mayor Jim Burke said the goal was to redo sidewalks, curbs, and streets downtown so they look similar to streetscaping on South Hennepin Avenue. The project would tackle First Street from Crawford Avenue to Madison Avenue, South Ottawa Avenue from East River Road to East Second Street, and South Peoria Avenue from West River Road to West Second Street. The city hopes to start work

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Simonton says he will not collect pension DIXON – Lee County Sheriff hopeful John Simonton said he will decline the county’s contribution toward the sheriff’s pension if he is elected. Simonton, a retired Illinois State Police lieutenant, announced in August that he is running against incumbent John Varga in the Republican primary. Simonton wrote a letter addressed to County Board Chairman Rick Ketchum declining “penJohn Simonton sion benefits that are normally afforded to those who hold [the sheriff’s] office.” The county contributes about $13,490 annually, which is equivalent to 19 percent of the sheriff’s $71,000 salary. As a retired state police officer, Simonton already collects an annual pension of $111,384, according to the Open the Books website. The sheriff candidate said he did not want his pension, or the prospect of “double-dipping,” to be an issue during the election. “I felt it would reflect negatively already receiving pension from the state police, and there are so many other issues that need to be the focus,” Simonton said. Simonton’s letter requests the county’s contribution to the sheriff’s pension be diverted into the training and technology portions of the sheriff’s budget, two areas the candidate is citing as a priority in his campaign. Those requests would need to be voted on by the county board, if Simonton were elected, Ketchum said. Varga, who worked as a probation officer prior to being elected sheriff, is not retired and does not collect a pension yet. He will receive the sheriff’s pension benefit once he retires, he said.

next summer, Burke said. The streetscaping project would include new sidewalks, new curbs and gutters, street and parking reconstruction, new street and parking lot lighting, new traffic signals on Peoria Avenue, new trees, and amenities, said Scott Brown of Wendler Engineering in a joint presentation with Willett Hofmann & Associates.

Sheriff doesn’t know motive; bond at $50K BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

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Students in Rose Andermann’s kindergarten class at Christ Lutheran School in Sterling are taught the basic “stop, drop, and roll” fire safety technique. Members of the Sterling Fire Department came to the school Monday as part of Fire Safety Month.

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ABOVE: Sterling firefighter Cory Bianchi helps Christ Lutheran School kindergarten students through a fire safety drill in which they learn to identify a dangerous situation and climb out a window. The Sterling Fire Department used a fire safety house to help teach the students. The fire department will visit schools citywide this week in recognition of Fire Safety Month.

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DIXON – Two men were in Lee County Jail on Monday after, authorities say, they were found carrying a pipe bomb near the Dixon state prison early Sunday. Zachary W. Chaffer, 31, of Dixon, and Scott R. Williams, 32, of Sterling, were arrested about 4 a.m. Sunday near Zachary W. Chaffer Heights Road and Brinton Avenue. They were charged with unlawful use of a weapon after Lee County sheriff’s deputies received a call from the prison about two suspiScott R. cious individuals Williams walking by the prison, Lee County Sheriff John Varga said. Varga said that when officers arrived, the two men were found to be in possession of a PVC pipe bomb similar to one found in the water near Sauk Valley Community College in July. During interviews, the men claimed that they had bought the pipe bomb in Dixon near the Beanblossom parking lot, Varga said. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department called in the Winnebago County Bomb Unit, which safely detonated the device. Asked what the men’s motive was, Varga said he couldn’t be sure. Both men have bonds set at $50,000 and are set to appear in court on Oct. 30. Chaffer was also arrested on a Whiteside County warrant for theft.

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Services had taken on the job of testing the computer systems for the new markets during the final weeks before the sign-ups opened Oct. 1. That job is often handled by specialized software companies. Obama, who emphasized the website’s simplicity in the week’s leading up to the insurance sign-ups, admitted there could now be “no sugarcoating� the problems even as he talked up the benefits of the law at a Rose Garden event that had the feel of a pep rally. “The website that’s supposed to make it easy to apply for and purchase the insurance is not working the way it should for everybody,� he said. He insisted that the problems would be fixed and all Americans seeking insurance would be able to sign up. But it was not clear how quickly that would happen. The administration is beefing up call centers and encouraging more people to enroll over the phone while the website problems persist. The flood of computer prob-

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approve the proposed agreement at its next meeting, which is Nov. 4. The document has already been signed by StanleyNational, he added. There are 10 buildings listed in the proposal. The city has indicated interest in demolishing six of them. If the document remains unchanged and the city decides to demolish one of the other four, it will be responsible for cleaning up any underground contaminants. Most of the buildings have about 3 feet of concrete in their base, which is enough of a barrier to make cleaning up the soil unnecessary if the buildings are left standing, Hummel said. However, the city would be responsible for aboveground contaminants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like asbestos or lead paint â&#x20AC;&#x201C; during the reno-

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STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The City Council got its first look at a proposed donation agreement that could result in the city assuming ownership of the National Manufacturing site still owned by Stanley Black & Decker. In the proposal, which was presented to the council by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyer Greg Hummel, with Bryan Cave LLP, StanleyNational states it would be responsible for cleaning up underground contaminants of any building thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demolished. Hummel recommended that the City Council

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vation of the buildings, Hummel said. The donation agreement includes land and buildings west of First Avenue and north and south of Wallace Street. Sterling included the land in an adaptive reuse study that recommended a microbrewery, apartments or a restaurant among potential development options. If the proposal is signed by Sterling Nov. 4, it could take approximately 2 years for the city to gain control of the property, Hummel said, adding that more remediation planning remains

between Stanley-National and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Stanley-National] is a tough outfit to deal with,â&#x20AC;? Hummel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And they have agreed to what I think are pretty commercially reasonable terms. The other thing, I suppose, to think about is, you [would] control ... 35 acres, including the Lawrence [Building]. You would control your whole riverfront.â&#x20AC;? But despite Hummelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendation, there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unanimous support to accept the agreement from the City Council.

Ward 3 Alderman Lou Sotelo said it was a difficult decision, weighing the cost to the community to have that property along the riverfront vacant. The proposal is scheduled to be on the City Council agenda for the Nov. 4 meeting, but Mayor Skip Lee said that could change if members of the council have questions they needed answered. The item could even be pushed back during the Nov. 4 meeting, if the City Council needs more time, he added. Ward 2 Alderman Barry Cox said the city would do its due diligence with the proposal before voting to approve it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not comfortable with it, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to take our time,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s December when we do it, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when we do it. But I think every one of us wants to be comfortable with

what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing here. And quite honestly, I sort of look at it like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing Stanley somewhat of a favor.â&#x20AC;? A portion of the land included in the StanleyNational donation pact was included in the grant the city received from the Illinois EPA Sept. 21, when Gov. Pat Quinn awarded the city a $1.3 million Green Infrastructure Grant and a $900,000 Mud to Parks grant to help add an environmental barrier for the riverfront development. The City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 to accept the $900,000 grant. The two grants will go toward adding wetland and pond complex to the riverfront area to improve water quality, 9 acres of natural landscape restoration and 3,000 square feet of publicly accessible green roofs, among other elements.

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Most area districts deny Sterling school district request Official: Other schools would see higher costs if wish granted BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Sterling school district wants to leave a cooperative of districts that provides services for special education students. But most of its counterparts oppose the move. If Sterling leaves, the cooperative says, its remaining members will likely see their costs rise. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what happened in a cooperative that serves districts in Lee and Ogle counties. Over the past few months, the boards for

the 10 other member districts voted on whether to allow Sterling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the largest member â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to leave the BiCounty Special Education Cooperative. Six districts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico, Morrison, East ColomaNelson, Rock Falls High School, Rock Falls Elementary and Eastland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; voted against the move. The Erie, River Bend, Montmorency, and Chadwick-Milledgeville districts backed Sterling. In the 1960s and 1970s, Illinois school districts formed cooperatives to provide services for special education students. By pooling their resources, they saved money, officials say. In December, though, Sterling announced it

To attend Officials at Sterling Public Schools plan to have an informational session for parents at 6 p.m. Monday at the Sterling High School library, 1608 &OURTH!VE Officials will speak about their plans to leave the Bi-County Special Educa-

tion Cooperative, which pools the resources of 11 school districts to provide services to special educaTIONSTUDENTS!QUESTION and-answer session will follow. Call the Sterling district at 815-626-5050 for more information.

wanted to leave the cooperative, saying the move could save money for the district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can provide services as effectively as BiCounty, but we can do it more efficiently,â&#x20AC;? Sterling Superintendent Tad Everett said. The issue comes down to finances, he said, with the district expecting to save $190,000 a year if it leaves.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to make the point that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not upset with the co-op,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pay roughly a third of the administrative costs. That almost equates to four of our teachers. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four teachers that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to reduce in force. We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the administrative costs because we already have principals in the buildings.â&#x20AC;? In early December, the

boards for the Whiteside and Carroll-StephensonJo Daviess regional offices of education will have a hearing on Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request. If the boards deny Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request, the district can bring up the issue again, which Everett expects it would do. Next Monday, the Sterling district plans to have an informational session on its plans for special education services and to â&#x20AC;&#x153;dispelâ&#x20AC;? rumors about its plans to leave the cooperative. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have heard the rumor that we will no longer offer special education classes. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absolutely not true,â&#x20AC;? Everett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure where those rumors surfaced. By law, we are required to offer

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ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Rock Falls man was in the Whiteside County Jail on Monday after, police say, he molested a child who was at least 5 years younger than he was. After what Rock Falls

Commander Doug Coppotelli called â&#x20AC;&#x153;a lengthy investigation,â&#x20AC;? Dreamer D. Bender, 20, D. of Rock Falls, Dreamer Bender was arrested Wednesday and charged

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OBITUARIES Lowell Kilgus ARCADIA, Ind. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lowell Kilgus, 68, of Arcadia, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Lowell was born April 26, 1945, in Sterling, to Christian and Ruth (Schlough) Kilgus. He began his career as a high school physics and math teacher. He moved on, taking a position as an engineer, and worked his way up to become the highly respected president of Mallory Controls in Indianapolis. He was an active participant and faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church in Zionsville, Ind. He loved to play golf, especially the day he got a hole in one. He was an amazing builder, helped with Habitat for Humanity homes, and loved doing building projects with and for his grandchildren. Lowell had a great appreciation for the beauty of nature, and a true love of animals, especially dogs.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Margie Kilgus; daughter, Kirsten (Mark) Sidelnyk; son, Jeremy (Denise) Kilgus; sister, Ruth (Fred) Overdier; brother, Walter (Joann) Kilgus; grandchildren, Jaymin, Nathan, Samantha, and Shane; and six nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Lutheran Church of Zionsville, 600 N. Ford Road, Zionsville, Ind. Flanner and BuchananZionsville is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions in Lowellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honor may be made to Christ Church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Lutheran Church of Zionsville or the American Heart Association. Visit www.flannerbuchanan.com to send condolences.

Mary Myrle Nice MORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mary Myrle Nice, 91, of Morrison, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at her home. She farmed alongside her husband in the Union Grove area, and was the Ustick Township assessor. Mary Myrle was born May 8, 1922, in Ustick Township, the daughter of George D. and Ivy L. (Beswick) Howe. She married Warren M. Nice on June 9, 1940, in Burlington, Iowa. She was a member of Morrison United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Nancy K. Stone of Morrison, Beth L. Thornburg of Clifton, Colo., Marilyn J. (Brian) Dolieslager of Lyndon, and Melissa L. (Eric) Arey of Tiffin, Iowa; one son, Merle E.

(Nancy) Nice of Sterling; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sue Pape of Morrison. She was preceded in death by one sister, Emily Sikkema. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morrison United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ryan Sutton, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements. Memorials have been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley and Morrison United Methodist Church. Visit www.bosmarenkes. com to send condolences.

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Ronald D. Shook ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ronald D. Shook, 68, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born Nov. 7, 1944, in DeKalb, the son of Chester and Evelyn (Clark) Shook. Ronald was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling for 35 years, retiring as a die maker. Surviving are his three sons, Brian Shook of Chicago, Michael (Shanda) Shook of Sterling, and Kevin Shook of Rock Falls; his sister, Joyce

Shook of Houston; and seven grandchildren, Nicklaus Shook, Casey Shook, Carter Shook, Kaden Pyron, Jasmyn Woods, Kaitlyn Shook, and Shylyn Shook. He was preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of friends and family will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling. Private burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Creston. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Albert G. Helfrich Jr. DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Albert G. Helfrich Jr., 54, of Dixon, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family, after battling a long illness. He was born Aug. 16, 1959, in Dixon, the son of Albert and Barbara (Culver) Helfrich Sr. He had worked at Dixon Web, BorgWarner, and York Refrigeration. He married Felicia Spotts on Nov. 4, 2011, in Dixon. Albert loved spending time with family and friends. He also liked to fish and garden. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. He is survived by his wife, Felicia; children, Joseph (Marilyn) Helfrich of Dixon, Cara Balsley of Iowa, Jacob Lewis of Dixon, Joshua Helfrich of Sterling, and Santana Martinez, Matthew Martinez, and Selena Martinez, all of Dixon; four grandchildren, Jonah, MacKenzie, Karissa, and Caliann; eight brothers, Michael (Rebecca) Helfrich, Charles (Kath-

leen) Helfrich, William (Laura) Helfrich, Scott (Lynn) Helfrich, Daniel (Melody) Helfrich, John (Kim) Helfrich, Donald (Sally) Helfrich, and Glenn (Rachel) Helfrich, all of Dixon; his grandmother, Olive Culver of Dixon; several aunts and uncles, including Sharon Kemp of Dixon; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Brian (Michelle) Geiger, Kenny (Lee) Mumford, and George Fichtenmuller. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Leo Patterson officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after the funeral. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

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SABULA, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ryan M. Gendreau, 35, of Sabula, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Marshall, Ark., as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Lorinda E. Nielsen Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna is handling ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lorinda ters, Katalina Nielsen and arrangements. E. Nielsen, 29, of Rock Brigette Walker; and a sisSmaida Bollman Falls, died Sunday, Oct. ter, Jessie LuAnn Davis20, 2013, at CGH Medi- Holcomb of Sterling. STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Smaida Bollman, 75, of Sterling, died Friday, cal Center in Sterling. She She was preceded in Oct. 18, 2013, at Coventry Village Living Center in Sterling. worked at Self Help Enter- death by her maternal and Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling prises. paternal grandparents. arrangements. Lorinda was born April Visitation will be from 2, 1984, in Sterling, the 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday Raymond Hammelman daughter of Earl F. Hol- and the funeral at 2 p.m. comb and Laura Schil- Thursday at McDonald ROCKFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Raymond Hammelman, 93, of Sterling. Funeral Home, 505 First ling, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at OSF Saint Anthony Survivors include her Ave., Sterling, with the Medical Center in Rockford. biological father, Earl F. Rev. Les Funderberg offi- Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling Holcomb of Rock Falls; ciating. Cremation rites arrangements. biological mother, Laura will be accorded. (Harold) Biekma of SterIn lieu of flowers, a Gerald M. Mance ling; adoptive mother, memorial has been estabMORRISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gerald M. Mance, 64, of Morrison, died Linda Nielsen of Thorn- lished. ton, Colo.; adoptive Visit www.mcdonaldfu- Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at his home. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is hanfather, Rick Honstein of neralhomes.com to send dling arrangements. Thornton; two daugh- condolences.

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ROCK FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Five eligible Rock Falls convenience stores have been given liquor licenses recently, the mayor said. In September, the Rock Falls City Council decided to allow convenience stores to sell beer and

wine. The stores â&#x20AC;&#x153;very quicklyâ&#x20AC;? applied for the licenses after a 10-day waiting period, Mayor Bill Wescott said. The convenience stores will also have to apply for and receive a state liquor license, he added. The two Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store locations, the two Shell gas station locations, and the Mobil Gas Station at 1308 First Ave. have been given the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class 4 liquor license.

However, the Mobil Gas Station at 201 12th Ave. was the only convenience store in Rock Falls that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eligible for a liquor license, Wescott said, because it was too close to Rock Falls High School. The Mobil Gas Station is across the street from the high school. Assistant Manager Doreen Bontz said she wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know for a while whether business will be hurt by not being

allowed to sell beer or wine. According to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s code, a liquor license canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be issued to an establishment within 100 feet of a school, church, nursing home, or military or naval station. Sterling has a similar provision in its city code, also prohibiting liquor licenses from being issued to businesses within 100 feet of certain establishments, including schools and churches.

Burke: Project in the plans for long time STREETSCAPING CONTINUED FROM A1

The cost is about $450,000 per block and $150,000 for parking lots. The proposed plan includes two alleys and two parking lots. The city can spend more or less, depending on its plans, Brown said. Because Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown is listed on the National Historic Registry, all engineering will have to be done with input from Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic preservation commission, Dixon Main Street and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Brown said. The mayor is hopeful signage can be put up to recognize Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s listing on the registry. Meetings will be scheduled for public input from residents and merchants,

Brown said. Also, commissioners asked for consistent updates on the progress Jim of plans and Burke the opportunity to give input along the way. Commissioners Dennis Considine and David Blackburn discussed possibly getting rid of the traffic signal at Peoria Avenue and Second Street. Depending on the traffic volume discovered at the intersection, it is possible the city could do away with that signal there, or a signal may be placed at Peoria and Third Street instead. The streetscaping will be an opportunity for the city to re-address any issues it has with handicapped parking, Commissioner Jeff Kuhn said.

The mayor informed the council he is working with the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office Jeff to acquire Kuhn $450,000 in grant money for the construction of a parking lot along the Riverfront on the west side of the Peoria Avenue bridge. The project has nothing to do with the $40 million recovered from the recent lawsuit settlement or sale of Rita Crundwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets, Burke said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This project has been planned for a long time,â&#x20AC;? he said in response to a visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s question about funding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was our justification for extending the TIF district by 11 years with the Illinois legislature. This money can only be used for the downtown.â&#x20AC;?

Also Monday, the City Council placed on file an ordinance that would allow for a referendum asking for a change to the city manager form of government on the November 2014 ballot. A seven-person governmental task force, appointed by Burke and approved by the council, recommended this summer the city ask citizens to decide if they want to adopt the city manager form of government. November 2014 is the earliest the question can reach the ballot. In other items, commissioners authorized the special-use permit for an electrical contracting business, D&R Electric, at 1107 Eastern Ave., and gave the go-ahead to make the prohibition of drug paraphernalia part of city ordinances.

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SUBLETTE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donations are being accepted to help a security guard with medical costs after he was injured Oct. 13 in a propane tank explosion at Woodhaven Lakes. Guy Maychszak was at the scene when the tank explosion destroyed one trailer and damaged two others. His arms and hands were burned, and he

was taken to Mendota Community Hospital for treatment. Maychszak later was airlifted to Loyola Medical Center in Chicago. Checks can be made out to the Guy Maychszak Benefit Fund. They can be dropped off at Farmers State Bank of Sublette, 303 S. Pennsylvania Ave., or mailed to the bank at Farmers State Bank of Sublette, Guy Maychszak Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 20, Sublette, IL 61367.

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DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sauk Valley Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in the gym at the college, 173 Illinois Route 2. More than 80 representatives from colleges, universities, vocationaltechnical schools, and the military will be on hand to answer questions about their institutions and programs.

In addition, there will be a financial aid workshop at 6 p.m. in Room 1K4. Deb Stiefel, coordinator of financial assistance, will discuss financial aid opportunities available to students, including the Free Application for Student Financial Aid. College Night is sponsored by Sauk and area high schools. For more information, call Saukâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Recruitment at 815-835-6421.


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Shutdown slows contract for teacher aides Talks scheduled to resume Nov. 12 BY DEREK BARICHELLO dbarichello@saukvalley.com    EXT

DIXON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Contract talks are expected to resume in November between the school district and its teacher aides and assistants. Both sides reached a tentative agreement in August, but it was not

accepted by the Dixon Educational Support Personnel Association, the union that represents teacher aides and assistants, known as paraprofessionals. They have been working without a contract since June 2012. Members agreed not to negotiate while Dixon Education Association talks dragged into March and spurred a strike that canceled 9 days of classes.

Talks with a federal mediator were expected to resume last month, but the federal government shutdown put that position on furlough. The union was not willing to negotiate without the mediator, said Mindy Donoho, DESPA president. Since the shutdown has passed, a mediator will be available, and talks will resume Nov. 12. The board of education is uncertain of the status of

negotiations at this point, Dixon Superintendent Michael Juenger said. The union has 48 fulland 16 part-time paraprofessionals, Donoho said. Under the former contract, paraprofessionals are paid hourly, starting at $8.50 an hour. They are given a raise of 20 cents an hour each year, and 25 cents more an hour if they gain 75-plus hours of further education or training. Paraprofessionals pay

$25 a month for individual health insurance coverage and $75 a month for family coverage, with a $500 deductible. In their recent 4-year contract, Dixon teachers received a 2 percent pay increase for this school year and a 2 percent pay increase each of the next 2 years, plus step increases, which average to about 2 percent for some teachers, based on experience and education.

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t had been a while since I took a quiz, let alone a pop quiz, but that all ended Wednesday night at CGH Medical Center. I was there to cover a public meeting for the Whiteside County Comprehensive Plan project. The meeting started with a pop quiz to see just how much the meeting attendees knew about their county. It included seven multiple-choice and 12 matching questions, put together by Jason Valerius and Steve Haring of MSA Professional Services. Considering I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lived here for too long, I was pretty happy with my score, depending on the grading curve. But I thought Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d give you the chance to grade yourself. While we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reveal scores at the meeting, in the spirit of transparency, I posted mine below. The answers are also posted below. 1) According to the American Community Survey (2007-2011), what percentage of houses in Whiteside County were built in 1939 or earlier? A. 7.9 percent B. 15.1 percent C. 26.5 percent D. 52 percent 2) According to the 2012 Census, which of the following age groups make up the largest share of Whiteside Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population? A. Under 18 B. 25 to 34 C. 50 to 64 D. 65 and older 3) Based on the American Community Survey (2007-2011), more than 92 percent of Whiteside County residents used a motor vehicle to get to work. What percentage of those carpooled? A. 2 percent B. 5 percent C. 13 percent D. 21 percent 4) According to the American Community Survey (2007-2011), what is the largest employment sector in Whiteside County?

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A. Health care B. Manufacturing C. Agriculture and forestry D. Construction 5) The county population was 62,431 in 2010, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. What is the projected population for the county in 2030? A. 61,199 (2 percent decrease) B. 64,321 (3 percent increase) C. 68,134 (9 percent increase) D. 72,439 (16 percent increase) 6) What is the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s median household income (based on the 2007-2011 American Community Survey)? A. $46,726 B. $56,576 C. $63,995 D. $72,534 7) According to the American Community Survey (2007-2011), what percentage of Whiteside County residents also work within the county? A. 19.4 percent B. 32.1 percent C. 51.5 percent D. 68.9 percent 8) Match each municipality with its unique characteristic: A - Deer Grove; B Sterling; C - Morrison; D - Tampico; E - Albany; F - Como; G - Rock Falls; H - Fulton; I - Lyndon; J - Prophetstown; K - Erie; L - Coleta Once named â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hardware Capital of the Worldâ&#x20AC;? Home of the historic Hennepin Canal Located along the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first transcontinental highway

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HASABONDSETAT  29 at Dixon City Hall, 121 and will appear in Ogle W. Second St. County Court on Friday. Demmer, who represents 2/#(%,,%n!2OCHELLE state House District 90, will man was in Ogle County give an update on state legLegislator plans Jail on Monday after sherislation and will hear opiniffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputies arrested him town hall in Dixon ions from those attending. Saturday on an outstand$)8/.n!TOWNHALL Call Demmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rochelle ing warrant for 13 counts meeting with state Rep. OFFICEAT   of child pornography. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, for more information. Vincent R. Swope, 43, WILLBEGINATPM/CT -SVM staff reports

STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sauk Valley Media reporter Matt Mencarini will have â&#x20AC;&#x153;office hoursâ&#x20AC;? from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at !IR0LAY3PORTS % Third St. Is there a story in Sterling or Rock Falls you think should be reported? Feel free to stop by to share or just to say hi. Known for its Dutch heritage Most growth of all municipalities since 1990 Site of a recent pipeline explosion Home of the Hopewell burial mounds, once a center of Hopewell culture Birthplace of Ronald Reagan Known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crow Capital of the Worldâ&#x20AC;? Highest portion of residents with graduate degrees in the county Home of Gibbs machine, producing aluminum molds for the plastics industry Least populous municipality in the county Answers: 1-C; 2-C; 3-A; 4-A; 5-C; 6-B; 7-B; 8-B-GC-H-J-K-E-D-I-F-L-A I ended the first seven with five correct answers. My two wrong moves came on Question 4, when I answered C, and Question 7, when I answered D. On the matching, I did far worse. I got half correct, but have to admit I guessed on a few that I got correct. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to correctly match Morrison, Fulton, Prophetstown, Lyndon, Como, and Coleta with their characteristic. So how did you do?

In the final year of the contract, teachers receive a 1 percent increase, plus step increases. Also, the school board agreed to give administrators and nonunion support staff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hourly employees such as custodians, clerical staff and nurses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a 2 percent raise, retroactive to the beginning of the 2012-13 school year. Juenger has said the district is seeking a contract inline with the other unions.

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EDITORIAL

A chance for Rock Falls to become thriftier with energy T

he 19th-century inventor of the electric light bulb was a fan of thrift. So should be the 21st-century people who depend on his invention. Thomas Edison would nod in agreement with an energy-efficiency program that is now available to qualifying Rock Falls residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Waste is worse than loss,â&#x20AC;? Edison once said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The scope of thrift is limitless.â&#x20AC;? Rock Falls residents have the chance to become more thrifty with their energy dollars

What we think With winter on the horizon, Rock Falls residents owe it to themselves â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and their wallets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to investigate an energy efficiency program announced last week for homes and apartments. at home because of the new program that was announced last week. The city joined forces with six other Illinois communities to win a combined $325,000 grant. As long as the money lasts, those who apply and are accepted can participate in the twopronged program. The first component is for managers or owners of apartment complexes or condominiums that have

more than five units. In the Multifamily Comprehesive Energy Efficient Program, all apartments and condo units would receive energy-efficient light bulbs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a definite upgrade from Edisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incandescent variety. The program also would cover energyefficient thermostats and shower heads, along with faucet aerators for the kitchen and bathroom. The second compo-

nent of the program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Complete System Replacement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; assists with the upgrading of furnaces and air-conditioning units for homes and small apartment buildings (three units or less) by offering rebates of $700 to $1,000. People may go to the city of Rock Falls website, www.rockfalls61071. com, for information. Of course, people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t qualify can still take it upon themselves to improve the energy efficiency of their dwellings. The scope of thrift is limitless, eh? With autumn settling in and winter on the horizon, now is the time to put Edisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words to the test.

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Improve paper; add column on parenting JENNY HEUSER Sterling

I write to thank our newspaper editors and staff for putting together such a nice newspaper every day. I really enjoy reading it, and I hope that tangible newspapers will always be available to us. When I lived in Nebraska several years ago, I read another good newspaper, the Omaha World-Herald. In it was a parenting column by noted child psychiatrist John Rosemond. People wrote questions to him, and he wrote answers similar to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dear Abby,â&#x20AC;? but discussing parenting issues. It was a very interesting, well-written, and helpful column dealing with everything from diapers and teething to curfews and college. I used to love

reading it even before I had children. I was wondering whether you would ever consider running such a column in our local paper? Are there any other moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, pastors, teachers, doctors, or baby sitters out there who could use some friendly, expert advice on various childhood issues? If so, let our newspaper know you are interested. It would be the perfect addition to our nearperfect newspaper, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you think?

Public safety needs adequate court funding PAULA H. HOLDERMAN Chicago

Our federal courts are quickly finding it difficult to carry out their duties and responsibilities as set forth in the Constitution and acts of Congress

because of funding shortfalls. I join presidents of the state bar associations in Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Florida to urge members of Congress to end the devastating cuts to federal court funding. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret that our federal courts have been forced to downsize, furlough staff, and scale back programs in the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempt to balance the budget. The most troubling aspect of these cuts is that they literally imperil the judiciary, a co-equal branch of government. Cuts in staffing have resulted in slower processing of civil and bankruptcy cases in some courts. This affects individuals, small businesses and corporations, which are unable to have legal matters heard in a timely fashion. Continued cuts to the federal defenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office directly affect a defendantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sixth Amendment right to legal counsel and a speedy trial.

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Jennifer Baratta Jim Dunn Sheryl Gulbranson Larry Lough Trevis Mayfield Jeff Rogers

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

What do you think? Do you agree with these letters? Do you disagree with these letters? Let us know. Write your own letter to the editor and send it to: letters@saukvalley. com Funding cuts have also impacted court security, drug testing, substance use disorder, and mental health treatment programs, as well as parole and probation services, all of which could lead to an increased risk to public safety. On behalf of the 32,000 members of the Illinois State Bar Association, I ask Illinois residents to write to their congressmen, urging them to make adequate court funding a priority. Our system of justice and our citizens deserve no less. Note to readers: Paula H. Holderman is president of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take a quick look at the campaign finance disclosure reports filed last week by some of the statewide candidates, shall we? Bill Brady â&#x20AC;&#x201C; It goes without saying that the mere $66,104 Brady reported raising during the third quarter was beyond pathetic. But hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how bad the Republican gubernatorial candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance really was: Even Sheila Simon outraised him. The notoriously poor fundraiser Simon pulled in more than $106K during the quarter. And if it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for the $200K in leftover funds from his 2010 governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race, Brady would have reported having just $73K at the end of the quarter. He also spent a bit more than he took in, which isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very difficult, considering his paltry take. Kirk Dillard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The burn rate in Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GOP gubernatorial campaign fund is pretty significant. Dillard raised $263K. but he spent $290K and ended the quarter with a mere $205K in the bank â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the lowest of any other gubernatorial candidate. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big overhead nut to make with such a small cushion and poor fundraising. Bruce Rauner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The multi-gazillionaire Republican candidate for governor spent more than $27K just on payroll taxes alone during the third quarter, which gives you an idea of the sort of organization heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s built. By comparison, Gov. Pat Quinn spent $19K on payroll taxes during the quarter, Dan Rutherford reported spending $11K on payroll taxes, Bill Brady reported spending $1,609, and Kirk Dillard reported none. Rauner also reported spending $800K on advertising, including direct mail, which is slightly less than he spent in the previous quarter. None of his opponents spent more than a handful of dollars on ads â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and those were mainly small newspaper or online placements. Since he launched his campaign, Rauner has spent $274K on consultants, with $103K spent just last quarter. Rauner raised about $1.1 million for his gubernatorial fund, spent the same, and ended with $594K on hand. Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legislative term-limits PAC, which is seeking to put a constitutional amendment proposal on the ballot next year, has already paid $114K to a California firm called Arno Petition Consultants Inc. A California petition company called Arno Political Consultants has stirred quite a bit of controversy in the past with its petition-gathering

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.â&#x20AC;? Henry David Thoreau, author, philosopher, 1854

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practices, so we should keep an eye on that. Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s term-limits PAC has also spent $38K in legal fees and is renting space from a group called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catholic Vote.â&#x20AC;? The term limits PAC raised $606K, spent $152K, and had $459K in the bank. Dan Rutherford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Republican state treasurer reported raising $66K in small, â&#x20AC;&#x153;unitemizedâ&#x20AC;? contributions for his governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race, more than any gubernatorial candidate in either party. Unlike Dillard and Brady, Rutherford has built a solid State statewide Treasurer network to Dan raise money Rutherford from, so With $1.2 Raunerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s million in his campaign support by fund at the all the big end of the third quarter, money types hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really Rutherford had more hurt Ruthmoney than erford. He his three raised $337K other GOP gubernatorial during the opponents quarter, combined. spent $147K, and had $1.2 million in the bank at the end of the quarter. Pat Quinn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The incumbent Democratic governor is sitting on the largest war chest of any gubernatorial candidate at just under $3 million. (Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who decided to take a pass on a bid, has $4.8 million in the bank after raising just $25K in the third quarter.) Quinn spent a total of $51K on consulting services and $34K on salaries during the quarter. Tom Cross â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The GOP state treasurer hopeful opened up a new campaign account in September. That fund pulled in $176K and reported no expenditures. Crossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; state representative fund reported $155K in receipts, $195K in expenditures, and $150K in the bank. Mike Frerichs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Democratic state treasurer hopeful raised $208K and had an impressive $769K cash on hand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more than three of the five gubernatorial candidates. The guy is a fundraising machine. Judy Baar Topinka â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The incumbent comptroller raised $105K during the quarter, about the same as her presumed Democratic rival, Sheila Simon. However, Topinka is sitting on $876,000, while Simon has $295K in the bank.

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Punkin Chuckinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; festival could end Popular pumpkin-launching event struggles to find space for parking, air cannons PEKIN (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The future of a central Illinois festival in which participants hurl pumpkins across a field is up in the air. Crowds of spectators gathered Saturday to watch the annual Morton Punkin Chuckinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Contest where machines and people fling pumpkins in different events, but questions about the venue and the overseeing committee have organizers worried if it was the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last year, according to GateHouse Media Illinois newspapers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a traumatic concern, but it is a concern,â&#x20AC;? said Susan Pyles of the Morton Tourism Association, which helps put on the event. The festival, which began in 1996, was already scaled back this year to 1 day from 2 after religious concerns about having the contest on a Sunday. Pyles said finding a new location with enough space for parking and the machines â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including air cannons that fling the pumpkins thousands

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of feet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is difficult. Also, she said the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organizing committee needs fresh members as some have been around since the committee was created 17 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We love putting on Punkin Chuckinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not complaining, but we need new people,â&#x20AC;? Pyles said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the first time there have been worries about the future of the festival. The event has been canceled three times in the past, once because a venue couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be found and twice because of weather conditions.

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ABOVE: An air cannon fires a pumpkin at the Morton Punkin Chunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Contest on Oct. 19 near Pekin. Organizers of the annual festival, during which participants hurl pumpkins across a field, are questioning if the event will go on. LEFT: Sara Heaton, of La Porte, Ind., measures the weight of pumpkins before launching them on the throwing machine Oct. 19 at the Morton Punkin Chunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Contest near Pekin. Hundreds gathered for the event.

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With tablet market share shrinking, much depends on event iPad refresh could give company the boost it needs MCT News Service

With just 65 shopping days left until Christmas, Apple is about to give Santa Claus more goodies to stuff into those stockings. At an event today in San Francisco, the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant is expected to unveil a fifthgeneration iPad as well as a follow-up version of the iPad Mini it released a year ago. While its email invitation cryptically announces, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We still have a lot to cover,â&#x20AC;? one thing is clear: With its stock price well below its onetime high and its share of the tablet market continuing to shrink, Apple has a lot riding on this launch. IDC analyst Tom Mainelli thinks an iPad refresh would help Apple as well as the burgeoning pack of rivals chipping away at the iPadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former dominance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A new iPad launch always piques consumer interest in the tablet category, and traditionally that has helped both Apple and its competitors,â&#x20AC;? he said. After Apple skipped its traditional iPad upgrade last

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Developers look over new apps being displayed on iPads at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference June 10 in San Francisco. Apple is expected to round out its line-up of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with the unveiling of its latest iPads today. spring, Mainelli added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;its working overtime. Most torically offered the same numbers were down, but analysts and bloggers features across different almost everyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s were expect the new iPad will platforms, as evidenced by down, too. So while Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sport the more powerful the personal assistant Siri market share may have 64-bit A7X processor and eventually showing up on dropped, they still drive the reveal a slimmer physique both iPhones and iPads, overall tablet market, and than its predecessors. KGI most observers widely consumers are still pay- Securities analyst Ming- believe the second-version ing close attention to what Chi Kuo says the tablet will iPad Mini will come with Apple is doing with its prod- be 15 percent thinner than the same Retina display ucts.â&#x20AC;? the iPad 4 and feature more that the larger iPad already As with past Apple events, rounded edges. features. the rumor mill has been And since Apple has his- One big question is

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for the mobile masses. IDC reports that tablet shipments in the fourth quarter are expected for the first time to surpass total PC shipments, which include desktop and laptop computers. And it forecasts tablets will do the same on an annual basis by the end of 2015. So even though Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s piece of the global tablet pie may be smaller than it was in 2010 when the first iPad went on sale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a drop from 77 then to 37 percent today â&#x20AC;&#x201C; IDCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mainelli says that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily mean Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in trouble. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the iPad first launched, nobody was really all that competitive in the tablet market, so since then Apple has only had one direction to go, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downâ&#x20AC;? in terms of market share, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having said that, Apple doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t chase market share at the expense of profitability or a good user experience. So while there are a lot of guys out there making Android tablets, not a lot of them are making any money.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the end of the day,â&#x20AC;? Mainelli said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the companies left standing are those who put out good products that people want and make money doing it.â&#x20AC;?

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Dear Fickle: Perhaps not forever, but for now, yes, until you meet someone who has more of the qualifications youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for. When you do, you may finally realize that in successful relationships some degree of compromise is always involved.

Dear Abby: I recently married a wonderful woman I have been friends with for years. I was always secretly in love with her. We are very happy together. The only problem is that her ex-husband, from whom she has been divorced for 4 years, was violent. If I try to brush her hair away from her face or make a sudden movement of any kind, she flinches or panics. I have never been violent with anyone, and I know she has PTSD from her past marriage. How should I sensitively broach the subject of counseling to deal with this serious issue? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Concerned in the Midwest

Dear Concerned: When it happens again, tell your wife calmly that you know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reflex and see if you can get her to tell you why it happens. At that point you could suggest she talk to a counselor because you love her and would never hurt her, and when she flinches, it hurts you that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still carrying around this heavy baggage.

life insurance and estate planning are in order. But, Abby, sometimes I find myself worrying about his age. I cry when I contemplate spending a chunk of my life alone because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I could ever love anyone else as strongly as I do him. My husband is my rock, my reason for living, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m grateful for every moment I have with him. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m psychologically well Dear Abby: I am 25. My otherwise. These sad feelhusband is 50, and we ings donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last longer than have been married for 3 a few hours. Is this noryears. We are in a healthy mal? Should I talk with relationship, raise his someone about it? Should 12-year-old together and I just tell my husband my are trying for our own feelings and remind him children. We have plans how much he means to for the rest of our lives, me? are in good health, have â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Happily Married regular checkups, and our in Henderson, Nev.

Dear Happily Married: Your feelings are normal for a woman who is fully invested emotionally in her husband. However, if your anxiety over the possibility of losing him increases, by all means talk to a licensed mental health professional about it. As to your last question, whether you should confide your feelings to him, it would be a beautiful compliment to let him know you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take his importance in your life for granted or the joy he has brought you. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if, when he hears you say it, he says the same thing back to you. You both are truly blessed.

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Cullerton: Pension problem not â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;crisisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Durkin: Comment â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;defies all logicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; With lawmakers preparing to return to Springfield this week to address the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most pressing issues, Senate President John Cullerton is suggesting the $97 billion Illinois pension shortfall isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as dire as other top leaders contend. During an interview Sunday on WGN Radio, Cullerton said the shortfall isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an imminent crisis but acknowledged finding a solution would help bring down income taxes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let me also just say that people really misunderstand the nature of this whole problem,â&#x20AC;? Culler-

ton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you can use the word crisis to describe it at the state level.â&#x20AC;? Lawmakers are facing pressure to act on the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pension problem, considered the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst, as growing payments to meet the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obligations cut into education and other services and repeatedly harm Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; credit rating. After years of shorting payments and failing to find a solution, legislators have faced constant criticism but insist they understand the urgency of addressing the issue. But Cullertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent statements starkly contrast the more dire scenario painted by Gov. Pat Quinn, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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business executives and other legislative leaders. Quinn has said he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;put on earthâ&#x20AC;? to solve the problem, and wants lawmakers to address pensions before anything else this fall. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan last January described the pension crisis as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the most serious problem affecting the state of Illinois today.â&#x20AC;? Republican Senate Pres-

ident Christine Radogno said Monday that the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dozen bond rating downgrades over the last 5 years demonstrates the urgency of the problem. Yet, she called Cullerton an â&#x20AC;&#x153;outlier suggesting we need to do less and (not) take it as a priority. I disagree with that.â&#x20AC;? House Republican Leader Jim Durkin said Cullertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comment â&#x20AC;&#x153;defies all logic and the

facts as they stand.â&#x20AC;? A bipartisan committee that has been working on reform for more than 4 months is split over a plan that saves $138 billion over 30 years. The plan includes reducing 3 percent annual compounded cost-of-living adjustments in retirement benefits to half of the rate of inflation. But it also would reduce employee contributions by 1 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a concession to state employees for other sacrifices that proponents say will allow it to better withstand a certain constitutional challenge. In the WGN interview, Cullerton said the state is making progress on the pension issue by putting more money into its five

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Former park district official accused of influencing decision CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A love affair between a former Chicago Park District official and a man whose group won a lucrative 30-year contract to operate a restaurant at Millennium Park is at the center of lawsuit filed by the city to get out of the deal. The Chicago SunTimes reported Monday that Mayor Rahm Emanuelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration alleges Laura Foxgrover â&#x20AC;&#x153;unduly and unfairly

influencedâ&#x20AC;? the process that led to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s park district awarding the contract to operate Park Grill to a group headed by Matthew Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley. Investors included friends, supporters, and even a cousin of thenMayor Richard Daley. According to the newspaper, Foxgrover argued in a deposition that she recused herself from the negotiations, but that she did not tell park district officials about her relationship with Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley or that she became pregnant during negotiations. She had left a job at a restau-

rant Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley owned to take a job with the park district in 2001 while Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley was preparing to bid for the restaurant. City officials say emails and other evidence indicate Foxgrover played a role in the selection even after she recused herself, with selection committee member Ed Uhlir saying in his deposition that she â&#x20AC;&#x153;was essentially staffâ&#x20AC;? for the committee. Uhlir, who also oversaw the development of Millennium Park, said had he known anything about the relationship between Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley and Foxgrover, he would

have asked for her to â&#x20AC;&#x153;be eliminated from ever having any dealings with the committee at all.â&#x20AC;? Foxgrover said in a deposition on July 24 that she was simply a â&#x20AC;&#x153;conduit for informationâ&#x20AC;? between parks superintendent David Doig and the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s negotiators with Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group. The park district awarded Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group even though another bid would have meant a bigger payout to the park district. Foxgrover left the park district 6 years ago and later married.

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Courthouse drug scandal spurs bids for retrials ST. LOUIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two days after a friend died of a cocaine overdose at Michael Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hunting lodge, the St. Clair County circuit judge was back on the bench, presiding over a murder trial. The defendant, Gregory Muse, was convicted, but his attorneys claimed in

an appeal that the judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speech was slurred. Two months later, the judge resigned when federal prosecutors charged him with possessing heroin and having a gun while on controlled substances. Now the fallout from the courthouse scandal is beginning to take root,

as fellow judges weigh whether to grant retrials to defendants convicted under Cook. They already have reassigned hundreds of cases he heard, while prosecutors re-examine cases handled by Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overdosed friend, Joe Christ, a longtime prosecutor who had been sworn

in as a judge himself a few days before his death. Museâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneys summed up the challenge for St. Clairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s judicial system as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a novel affairâ&#x20AC;? that might not be covered by existing legal precedent. The county prosecutor, Brendan Kelly, has called it â&#x20AC;&#x153;a man-made disaster.â&#x20AC;?

pension systems under a 1996 law. He says that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;something we have to deal with, but not something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the verge of bankruptcy on.â&#x20AC;? He says he wants to lower the annual amount the state pays in, which will generate savings to allow the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s income tax to be cut. However, Cullerton said, the situation is not as dire as the city of Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pension systems, which he said are at risk of collapse. Lawmakers begin their fall veto session today. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pension systems boards will be meeting next week to determine the statewide contribution to the funds for the next fiscal year.

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Christie concludes fight as couples wed Governor drops appeal to court TRENTON, N.J. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gov. Chris Christie dropped his fight against gay marriage in New Jersey on Monday, framing the decision in a pragmatic way: No point in fighting a losing battle. Just hours after gay couples began exchanging vows with the blessing of New Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supreme Court, Christie announced he was withdrawing his appeal to the high court. New Jersey is the 14th state to legalize gay marriage. As the Republican governor seeks re-election 2 weeks from now and ponders a run for presi-

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the risks that still endanger the financial system. Relaxed and looking fit at 87, he spoke for an hour in the sunroom of his house overlooking a wooded hillside of Northwest Washington. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a home he shares with his wife, Andrea Mitchell, the NBC News anchor and chief foreign affairs correspondent. Surrounded by books of presidential and financial history, Greenspan acknowledged some errors of judgment as Fed chair. But he said he saw no reason to downgrade his own assessment of his tenure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our record was fairly good,â&#x20AC;? he said. He expressed relief at having finally ended an intense 18 months of work on his book. Now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on to talk-show chats with the likes of Jon Stewart and Charlie Rose.

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Economist Alan Greenspan stands in his office in Washington. For 18 1/2 years as Federal Reserve chairman, he was rhapsodized for helping drive a robust U.S. economy. Yet soon after he stepped down in 2006, public judgment reversed course: He was engulfed by accusations that he helped cause the 2008 financial crisis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the worst since the 1930s. Here are excerpts of the Greenspan interview, edited for length and clarity: Q: You write that you were shaken by the 2008 financial crisis because of the failure of one of the

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AKE FOREST – You’ll have to forgive Jay Cutler if his timing was off Monday at Halas Hall. As he stared at his cell phone, Cutler turned a corner in the practice facility and started to hobble toward the double doors that led to the Bears’ locker room. That’s when the veteran quarterback glanced up and spotted a group of reporters exiting the room. Change of plans. Cutler wheeled around – that is to say, he wheeled around as fast as someone with a muscle tear in his groin is able to wheel around, which is not fast at all – and took aim toward a video room that is off-limits to media members. He buried his head in the phone in his palm. He limped with purpose, with passion, with the mindset of a man who refused to allow a torn muscle to prevent him from avoiding some of his least favorite people in the world. If only the Bears could escape their reality as easily as Cutler could escape snot-nosed journalists. These are dark days for the Bears, and not because the sun is starting to set before 6 p.m. MUSICK CONTINUED ON B5

Goodnight, moon; hello, state

Steve Boll was hoping the stars would align for his doubles duo of Hayley Kent and Jessica VanOosten. It had been a roller-coaster of a season for the Dixon seniors, who admit they didn’t play their best tennis at the Northern Illinois Big 12 meet, although they did medal and earn all-conference honors. Not only did the stars align at the Rock Island Sectional on Friday night. During a quarterfinal match against Alleman’s Meghan Schueneman and Marry Graves, with a trip to state on the line, the full moon shone brightly. No better time for the moon ball. “The clouds were kind of in front of the moon. Some of the girls were even taking pictures of it,” said Boll, in his second year coaching the Duchesses. “We didn’t see any werewolves, but they were lobbing the old moon ball that night. The wind had died down, so they were able to find that baseline point after point after point.” While VanOosten can sizzle cross-court shots with anyone else in the conference, lobs are her forte. But after playing No. 2 singles last year – Kent played No. 1 – it took a little while for it to make sense to use the lob as a weapon. Over time, VanOosten’s learned to use her body and mind as a guidance system. STATE CONTINUED ON B4

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DIxon tennis doubles team Jessica VanOosten (left) and Hayley Kent qualified for the state tournament last Friday at the Rock Island Sectional. It will be the first trip to state for both girls.

Singles records in 2012 Hayley Kent (No. 1) – 7-12 Jessica VanOosten (No. 2) – 9-10 Doubles record this season Kent/VanOosten (No. 1) – 22-9

VOLLEYBALL | LASALLE-PERU DEF. DIXON 25-9, 25-14

Fond farewell to Cavs Duchesses no match for mighty LaSalle-Peru BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

DIXON – When Dixon moves to the Big Northern West next year, it likely won’t miss its conference encounters with LaSalle-Peru on the volleyball court. The Cavaliers put on an impressive all-around display Monday night, rolling to a 25-9, 25-14 victory over the Duchesses in Lancaster Gymnasium. “We were out-matched Anne Hermes/SVM tonight, but I don’t feel bad,” Dixon’s Caitlin Rozek (12) and Lexy Duncan defend a hit by Dixon coach Bunyan Cocar LaSalle-Peru’s Taylor Gibson during Monday’s match at Lan- said. “I thought our girls played caster Gym. The Duchesses lost 25-9, 25-14. hard. I wouldn’t say we played

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to make mistakes, but L-P just makes everything look so easy and fluid.” Sophomore outside hitter Taylor Gibson got L-P off to a fast start in Set 1 with two kills and two ace serves, then senior middle hitter Rachel Hunt folStar of the match: lowed with a pair of kills to put Katie Olson, LaSalle-Peru, her team up 6-1. 19 assists Dixon (13-18, 4-4 NIB-12 Up next: Dixon at West) got to within 10-6 after Geneseo, 6 p.m. today kills from Amy Rotella and Jessa Long, but it was all L-P after as well as we could, but we got that. The Cavaliers had 12 kills down, got a little bit tight, and and three aces on their way to didn’t play our best, loose vol- the easy set win. leyball like we normally do. FAREWELL CONTINUED ON B4 We got down and didn’t want Suggestion box Comment or story tip? Contact Sports Editor Dan Woessner at dwoessner@saukvalley.com or 800-798-4085, ext. 555


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Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blake Hall (66) celebrates a fumble recovery Friday night against Dixon. In order for the Golden Warriors to celebrate a 12th straight postseason berth, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to beat Ottawa on Friday and get help from other teams. BY DAN WOESSNER DWOESSNER SAUKVALLEYCOM    EXT

Here are some numbers that help explain Week 8 of the high school football season.

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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how many times Sterling and Dixon met in football after Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 48-21 victory by the Golden Warriors. Sterling leads the all-time series 73-35-14. With the Dukes leaving for the Big Northern West next school year, it could be the last time the teams meet. They have played each other in every season since 1899.

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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how many pass receptions Austin Donoho has this season after catching 12 in the Rocketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 41-24 loss Friday. Donoho had 143 yards and a touchdown in the game, running his season total to 769 receiving yards and seven TDs.

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Donoho has more receiving yards than that many area teams have total passing yards.

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That many Oregon Hawks are listed as weighing 250 or more pounds. The Mendota Trojans had four starting offensive lineman weighing more than 250 pounds Friday. The size didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help, as the Hawks dominated the line of scrimmage in a 35-20 win.

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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how many points the undefeated Eastland-Pearl City Wildcatz have scored this season after a 53-13 win over South Beloit on Friday. The total points is 30 more than any other Sauk Valley team. Newman is second with 364. ErieProphetstown is third with 302. EPC also has allowed the fewest points at 96. Newman has allowed 110 and Polo 162.

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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how many points the AFC Raiders have scored this season after a 39-14 loss to Warren on Friday. It is the fewest points scored by a team in the area. Morrison has the secondlowest total of 111, and Dixon is third-lowest at 126.

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That many area teams have at least a share of a conference title after 8 weeks. Newman is 6-0 in the Three Rivers North. If the Comets beat Amboy on Friday, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll win the title outright. A loss would slip them into a tie with Erie-Prophetstown. Eastland-Pearl City is 6-0 in the NUIC Northwest. Forreston is second at 5-1, and the teams play Friday in Forreston.

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Dixon senior earned medalist honors at the 2A Freeport Sectional by shooting a 1-under-par 71 at Park Hill West Golf Course. He followed that with a 172 over 36 holes over the weekend at the state tournament.

Tressa Schuler

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Faith Christian junior had 33 kills, 39 digs, eight aces and four blocks as the Falcons went 3-0 at the ASCI state championship Oct. 11-12. The Falcons finished the season with a 31-1 record.


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Dixon’s Jessica VanOosten returns a shot during a match earlier this season. VanOosten and partner Hayley Kent will play in the state tournament this weekend.

Decisive point did not come easily

Jacob Gebhardt, an eighth-grader at Challand Middle School in Sterling, won the IESA Class 3A boys state meet on Saturday at Maxwell Park in Bloomington. Gebhardt finished the 2-mile race in 10 minutes, 19 seconds. That was 9 seconds faster than second-place finisher Mitchell Guittar, of Wheeling London, at 10:28. Gebhardt finished 18th in the meet as a sixth-grader and then third last year. Also running for the Challand boys were Mikio Martinez, who finished 134th in 11:51, and Kaleb Ponzin, who finished 155th in 12:04. Challand had one runner in the girls race in Shayla Moorman, who finished 174th in 13:35. In 2A, the Dixon Reagan girls used pack running to place fifth with 162 points. Lindenhurst Milburn won with 64 points, followed

by Dunlap (105), Channahon (116) and Tolono Unity (118). Kira Goral led the way with a 19th place finished in 12:14. Reagan then placed four runners between 45-53. Leah Drengenberg was 45th at 12:41, followed closely by teammate Hallie Nelson in 46th at 12:42. Nicquelette Fazekas was 48th in 12:43 and Madilyn Barnhart 53rd in 12:48. Reagan’s other runners were Grace Johnson (150th, 13:47) and Madalin Blumhoff (153rd, 13:48) In the 2A boys, Reagan finished in ninth place with 294 points. They were led by Collin Grady, who placed 15th in 11:07. Its other runners were Lucas Wedekind (47th, 11:26), Jonathan Rivera (106th, 11:59), Luke Stees (110th, 12:00), Christian Seagren (124th, 12:06), Caleb Carlson (133th, 12:12) and Grant Piller (160th, 12:32). Sterling’s St. Mary’s had two runners in the 1A race in Quentin Lar-

son (30th, 11:37) and Matt Hodge (98th, 12:18). Volleyball

Milledgeville def. Polo 25-12, 25-11: Haley McAuliffe had 10

assists and six aces to lead the Missiles past the Marcos in Polo. Also for Milledgeville, Kendra Schave had five kills, Kailee Forbes had six assists, and Taylor Grenoble added four digs. For Polo, Alli Reeder had three kills, Carly Hinrichs had two kills, and Hannah Grobe (four) and Emily Ditzler (three) combined for seven assists. Forreston def. AFC 25-17, 25-15:

Rachel Walton had 11 kills, and Megan Curry dished 20 assists as the Cardinals topped the Raiders in Forreston. For AFC (9-18), Krista Beach had four kills, Cassidy Koning had eight digs and six blocks, and Katie Sondgeroth had five assists, five points and two aces.

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breaking into giggles Monday afternoon in the office at Emma Hubbs Tennis Center. “It’s funny, because – I “Then they got another talk to Hayley about point, and I was like, this all the time – when ‘Why can’t we get this I hit a super-high one, point? But we’ve still got I lean down and look it, though,’” she said, gigunder the net to make gling harder yet. sure it doesn’t go out,” “We finally got it,” she VanOosten said. “I’m like, said, “and I was like, ‘Sit! Sit! Sit!’” ‘What just happened? “I do the same thing We’re going to state. when I’m at the net and That’s awesome.’” she hits one,” Kent said. It’s been a journey to Numerous points the tandem’s 22-9 record. against the Alleman duo After playing several went at least 20 shots. summer tournaments Along with a heavy dose together, the girls had to of cross-court shots was a convince Boll to let them steady diet of lobs. play doubles, since that “For both of us, it’s hard left the two singles spots to be patient,” VanOosten to be filled. said. “Sometimes I get too Kent said before the antsy.” season began that, while So did Kent as her older sister, Amanda, VanOosten’s lobs went to state all 4 of her eclipsed the moon and years at Dixon, her mispinned the Pioneers sion was to have fun her along the baseline, last go-round. only a fence standBut the stars have a ing between them and way of aligning when the massive cemetery you relax and enjoy the near the Riverside Park game. courts. At about 9 p.m., bound “It’s nerve-racking for state and finally in actually,” Kent said of a warm bus, ready to awaiting the outcome head home, VanOosten of a lob. “I just have to got some more good position myself so that, news. Her parents, if they hit cross court, I Andy VanOosten and can intercept it. Of if they Cori Sweet, were visitlob back and don’t get it ing her grandfather, Jim far enough, I’m ready to VanOosten, a diehard smash it.” Cardinals fan, in Florida. VanOosten recalled the The distance felt like anxious moments leading nothing when she learned up to punching the ticket the Redbirds had beaten to state. The sun had set the Dodgers in six games. hours ago. It was cold. “That was his day,” While the girls relished VanOosten said of her the charm of playing grandpa. “We were going under the lights, the last to state, and the Cardinals point was elusive. were going to the World Up 6-4, 5-0 and sitSeries. And my parents ting pretty at 40-love, will be at state, so everyVanOosten turned to thing is great.” Kent, whose big serve had Where exactly that confounded the Pioneer will be – and whom the duo all night. Dixon team will play – is “I said, ‘We are going. to be determined. The You got this. It’s fine. information was not We’ve got it. We’ve got it,” posted on the IHSA webVanOosten said. site late Monday night. The Pioneers salvaged a Play is scattered around point. No big deal, right? a 15-mile radius in the “I said, ‘We’ve still got northwest Chicago subit,’” VanOosten said, urbs. CONTINUED FROM B1

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Dixon’s Lexy Duncan extends up into the air for a hit against LaSalle-Peru during Monday’s match at Lancaster Gym. The Duchesses lost in two sets, 25-9, 25-14.

Olson leads LP past Duchesses FAREWELL

CONTINUED FROM B1

Dixon put up a bit more of a fight in the second set. A kill by Haley Fitzsimmons matched the team’s first set output and got the Duchesses to within 16-9, but the Cavaliers (27-3, 8-0) restored order with a kill from Gibson, a block from Cierra Johnson and two aces from Gibson to up the margin to 20-9. A big swing from L-P

junior middle hitter Ellie Senica finally finished things off. Gibson led the way for the Cavaliers with nine kills, while Senica and Hunt added five and four, respectively. Abby Turczyn finished with five digs, and running the show effectively was senior setter Katie Olson with 19 assists. Cocar came away very impressed with Olson, who once played at Rock Falls and is the daughter of former Rockets boys

basketball coach Scott Olson. “Their offense all revolves around her,” Cocar said. “She makes them go fast. They can run that middle with her. You have to have the right tempo, and she knows the exact tempo. She can attack the ball. She can hit it left-handed. She’s the whole package.” “The setter’s really good, and we didn’t know where she was dumping to,” Dixon fresh-

man libero Jessa Long said. “When we we tried to pick up the tips, we didn’t know where she was tipping to. She’s just a really good setter, and you don’t know where she’s going with the ball. Eventually that’s the way we want to become as a team.” Long finished with 11 digs for the Duchesses, Rachel Gascoigne had 15 assists, Amy Rotella had seven kills and four digs, and Lexy Duncan added four kills.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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ST. LOUIS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rosters turn over so quickly these days, the St. Louis Cardinals used only seven players from their 2011 World Series roster in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NL championship series. The NL champions got contributions from 20 rookies this season, many in starring roles on a team that led the NL with 97 wins, and then reached the World Series for the second time in 3 years. General manager John Mozeliak sees little commonalities, pointing out the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;11 team sneaked into the postseason as the second wild card, while this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team until now had the homefield advantage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The good storyline is youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got two teams that have the best records in the game matching up in the World Series,â&#x20AC;? Mozeliak said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice. A lot of times, that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work out.â&#x20AC;? Cleanup man Allen Craig, sidelined by a foot injury since early September, is expected to join them in the Series and would open as the DH. The first time Craig would have to play first base is Game 3 Friday in St. Louis, and everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s optimistic, especially

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7 holdovers from 2011 s,ANCE,YNN s9ADIER-OLINA s-ATT#ARPENTER s$ANIEL$ESCALSO s$AVID&REESE s-ATT(OLLIDAY s*ON*AY given those extra rehab days. Craigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s .454 average with runners in scoring position led the majors, and aside from the Cardinalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; clinching 9-0 rout of the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS, the offense has struggled without him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He could be the difference,â&#x20AC;? St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to have him back.â&#x20AC;? When the Cardinals were swept by Boston in

the 2004 Series, Michael Wacha and Trevor Rosenthal were in middle school. Wacha was a firstround selection in June 2012, the Cardinalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; compensation pick for losing Albert Pujols to the Angels in free agency. Wacha scaled the system quickly and has been phenomenal in the postseason at 3-0 with an 0.43 ERA. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been to Fenway Park once before, as a sophomore at Texas A&M playing for a college all-star team but, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable, just the history,â&#x20AC;? Wacha said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fenway, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an amazing ballpark, and I just really look forward to getting to play there.â&#x20AC;?

NBA PRESEASON | BULLS 105, BUCKS 84

Rose shines again for Bulls Chicago rides fast start to rout of Bucks BY K.C. JOHNSON #HICAGO4RIBUNE

CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Players sat with injuries. Derrick Rose dominated. And the Bulls won. In a common refrain from this preseason, the Bulls improved to 6-0 in the preseason, despite playing without Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich. Behind Derrick Roseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24 points and six players in double figures, they downed the

Bucks 105-84 on Monday night at the United Center. Rose has now scored 78 points in his last 80 minutes, 50 seconds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I think,â&#x20AC;? Bucks coach Larry Drew said before the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picking it up where he left off. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a phenomenal player.â&#x20AC;? Coach Tom Thibodeau criticized the way his starters began last game. But against the Bucks,

despite starting Taj Gibson for Noah and Mike Dunleavy for Butler, the Bulls jumped to a 20-4 edge early. Gibson and Bucks guard Brandon Knight later drew double technical fouls for getting entangled while fighting for a rebound and exchanging shoves. Carlos Boozer finished with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds.

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go. Our goal is to be in the playoffs, to be in the championship hunt, to be in a position to win a Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because they will Super Bowl. be without their most â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve definitely got important player on some dust on the car. offense, Cutler, for at Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to clean it up.â&#x20AC;? least the next 4 weeks To clean a dusty car, (emphasis: â&#x20AC;&#x153;at leastâ&#x20AC;?), one should seek a car and they will be without wash. their most important To fix an injury-ridplayer on defense, Lance dled team with a leaky Briggs, for an estimated defense, well, that job is 6 weeks. much tougher. Meanwhile, the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Emery has a few injured-reserve list options as the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s includes four imporOct. 29 trade deadline tant defenders: Henry approaches. Melton, D.J. Williams, s/PTION.O Dangle Kelvin Hayden and a first-round pick for a Nate Collins. Oh, and top playmaker on a losPro Bowl cornerback ing team that might be Charles Tillman has in sell mode. The Indiaa nagging knee injury napolis Colts used this that seems as if it might strategy last month to outlast the Cubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; next acquire running back manager. Trent Richardson from Yet Bears general man- the Cleveland Browns, who surprisingly won ager Phil Emery wore their next three games. a smile as he stepped s/PTION.O Instead behind the lectern for his of sacrificing a high pick midseason State of the Training Room Address. in next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s draft, seek a medium-priced BandEmery is a positiveminded, likeable leader, Aid for a short-term fix. and he spoke in his typi- The Bears could use cal everyman vernacular some help at multiple positions, perhaps none as he scrutinized his more so than defensive teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four wins, three line, and they might be losses and several thouable to patch that trouble sand injuries. spot for the cost of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of this mid-round draft choice team,â&#x20AC;? Emery said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have earned what we are. who may or may not make the 53-man roster I said from the beginin 2014. ning, there would be s/PTION.O Do dust on the highway to nothing. Save those get where we want to CONTINUED FROM B1

draft picks, which if used properly will provide the formula for replenishing an aging team. If anything, Emery might be a seller instead of a buyer, seeking an extra pick in exchange for an underused veteran (hello, Michael Bush!). Ultimately, Emery said, any trades he made (or refused to make) would come down to value. Thus far, while working the phones, opposing teams have sought what Emery believes to be too much value in order for the Bears to gain a player. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect the trade market to heat up too much in the next week, either. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The league, I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen all the impact ones that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see,â&#x20AC;? Emery said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of behind-the-scenes activity that goes on with phone calls, and people kind of throwing out bait and seeing how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to respond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it all comes down to it, everybody wants a little more than they want to give. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s typical of life, right?â&#x20AC;? Yes. So are injuries. So are defeats. So are dusty highways. Hey, what do you know? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not even 6 p.m., and the sun is setting.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY-MORRISON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP PLAINTIFF vs. GREGORY ROSS; PHILOMENA ROSS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 42 Address: 2112 5th Ave Sterling, Illinois 61081 Judge Steiness NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 6, 2013, I, Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on December 5, 2013 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 2112 5th Ave, Sterling, Illinois 61081 P.I.N.: 11-16-428-006 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $179,067.36 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 1010. Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois

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12-060573 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, DIXON, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF, -vsDAN R. ROURKE, JR.; SUZIE ROURKE; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 110 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on August 6, 2013; John R Varga, Sheriff, 309 S. Galena St., Dixon, IL 61021, will on November 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM, at Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 East Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Lee County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 427 West Chestnut Street, Compton, IL 61318 Permanent Index No.: 05-17-11-156-004 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $113,527.26. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Ahmed Motiwala Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6305840 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 2013

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BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP PLAINTIFF vs. GREGORY ROSS; PHILOMENA ROSS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 42 Address: 2112 5th Ave Sterling, Illinois 61081 Judge Steiness NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 6, 2013, I, Sheriff of Whiteside County, Illinois, will on December 5, 2013 at the hour of 10:00 AM at the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Whiteside, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE WEST HALF OF LOT 6 IN BLOCK "B" IN NORTH PARK SUBDIVISION, SITUATED IN THE EAST HALF OF THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 22, 1935 IN BOOK 8 OF PLATS, PAGE 20, IN WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 2112 5th Ave, Sterling, Illinois 61081 P.I.N.: 11-16-428-006

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Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 1010.

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City of Rock Falls Electric Department, Rock Falls, Illinois will receive sealed bids for MINI EXCAVATOR Bidders can get spec at 1109 Industrial Park Rd, Rock Falls, Illinois (815-622-1145) Bids will be received at the City Clerk's office until 1:00 p.m. local time, on the 1st day of November, 2013, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids shall be addressed to City of Rock Falls, City Clerk's Office, 603 West 10th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071 and shall be marked "SEALED BID - MINI EXCAVATOR Submitted by (BIDDER'S NAME)". Published by authority of Dick Simon, Electrical Director and duly authorized agent for Rock Falls Electric Department Oct. 22, 2013

IN THE ESTATE OF EDWIN E. SMITH, JR., Deceased. NO. 2013 P 55 CLAIM DATE NOTICE Notice is given of the death of EDWIN E. SMITH, JR., Decedent's Estate No. 2013-P-55 pending in the Circuit Court of Lee County, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued September 25, 2013. Claims may be filed within 6 months from the date of the first Publication hereof in the office of the Circuit Clerk of Lee County, Illinois, Lee County Courts Building, Dixon, Illinois, or with the Executor below-named, or both, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Executor and to the Attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Independent Administrator (Executor): Edwin E. Smith, Sr., 1209 W. Washington, Oregon, IL 61061. Patrick E. Ward, Attorney for this Estate Patrick E. Ward Ward & Ward, Attorneys at Law 316 S. Peoria Ave., P.O. Box 216 Dixon, Illinois 61021 (815) 288-3600 October 8, 15, 22, 2013

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To All Interested Landowners: Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners of Union Drainage District No. 2 of the towns of Hahnaman and Montmorency, Whiteside County, Illinois, have set Friday, November 8, 2013, at 9:00 o'clock A.M. For the annual meeting of said Drainage District to be held at the law office of Rod. W. Copeland located at 107 E. Third Street, Prophetstown, IL 61277. Dated October, 22, 2013. Board of Commissioners of Union Drainage & Levee District No. 2 of the towns of Hahnaman and Montmorency, Whiteside County, Illinois Rod W. Copeland, Attorney for said District 107 E. Third Street, Prophetstown IL 61277 Ph. 815-537-2201 Fax: 815-537-2437 Oct. 22, 2013 THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, ILLINOIS LEE COUNTY, IN PROBATE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARILYN R. RUSSELL, Deceased. No. 2013 P 60 CLAIM NOTICE

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Notice is given to creditors of the death of Marilyn R. Russell of Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. Letters of office were issued to Richard A. Russell, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, as Independent Executor, whose attorney of record is Gary R. Gehlbach of Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC, 215 E. First Street, Dixon, Illinois 61021. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at 309 S. Galena Avenue, Dixon, Illinois, 61021, or with the representative, or both, on or before the date which is six (6) months after the date of the first publication of this Claim Notice, or, if mailing or delivering of a notice from the representative is required by section 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. By: Richard A. Russell, Executor Gary R. Gehlbach Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC 215 E. First Street P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 FAX badger@egblc.com Oct. 15, 22, 29, 2013

Gary R. Gehlbach Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC 215 E. First Street P.O. Box 447 Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-4949 (815) 288-3068 FAX badger@egblc.com Oct. 15, 22, 29, 2013 12-060573 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LEE COUNTY, DIXON, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF, -vsDAN R. ROURKE, JR.; SUZIE ROURKE; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 110 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on August 6, 2013; John R Varga, Sheriff, 309 S. Galena St., Dixon, IL 61021, will on November 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM, at Old Lee County Courthouse, 112 East Second Street, Dixon, IL 61021, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Lee County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 6 AND ALL OF LOTS 7 AND 8, IN BLOCK 5, IN COMPTON'S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF COMPTON, LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. SITUATED IN LEE COUNTY AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 427 West Chestnut Street, Compton, IL 61318 Permanent Index No.: 05-17-11-156-004 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $113,527.26. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Ahmed Motiwala Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6305840 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 2013

NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF UNION SPECIAL DRAINAGE DISTRICT OF THE TOWNS OF TAMPICO, PROPHETSTOWN AND HUME, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS DRAINAGE NOTICE 02 TX 25 To All Interested Landowners: Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners of Union Special Drainage District of the towns of Tampico, Prophetstown and Hume, Whiteside County, Illinois, have set Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 1:00 o'clock P.M. For the annual meeting of said Drainage District to be held at the law office of Rod. W. Copeland located at 107 E. Third Street, Prophetstown, IL 61277. Dated October, 22, 2013. Board of Commissioners of Union Special Drainage District of the towns of Tampico, Prophetstown and Hume, Whiteside County, Illinois Rod W. Copeland, Attorney for said District 107 E. Third Street, Prophetstown IL 61277 Ph. 815-537-2201 Fax: 815-537-2437 Oct. 22, 2013 STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF LEE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: DOROTHY A. WOLFORD, Deceased NO. 13 P 57 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Dorothy A. Wolford. Letters of office were issued on October 1, 2013 to Terry L. Wolford, 443 River Bluff Drive, Dixon, Illinois 61021, as Executor, whose attorney is Kim D. Krahenbuhl, Williams McCarthy LLP, 607 Washington Street, P.O. Box 339, Oregon, Illinois 61061. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Lee County Courthouse, Dixon, Illinois 61021, or with the representative, or both, within six months from the date of first publication of this notice, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. Dated this 2nd day of October, 2013 TERRY L. WOLFORD Independent Executor For the Estate of DOROTHY A. WOLFORD Deceased Kim D. Krahenbuhl WILLIAMS MCCARTHY LLP P.O. Box Box 339 Oregon, IL 61061 815-732-2101 Oct. 8,15,22 2013 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Notice is hereby given that the Sterling Park District, 1913 3rd Avenue, Sterling, IL 61081, will receive request for qualifications at the office of the Director of Recreation until 1o:00 am, Friday, November 1, 2013 regarding the intent of the Park District to select a general contractor for the renovation of the Westwood Building #1 east restrooms/locker rooms, 1900 Westwood Drive, Sterling, IL 61081. Substantial improvements will be made and will involve mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. A list of prequalified general contractors will be established and then qualified contractors will receive a Request for Bid proposal. Bids will be due back and opened on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Frasor Center, 1913 3rd Avenue, Sterling, IL 61081. A pre-bid meeting for pre-qualified general contractors will be held on October 24th, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the project location. All questions regarding this notice should be made to Paul Zepezauer, Director of Recreation, Sterling Park District, 815622-6066 or Jennifer Spencer of Gary W. Anderson & Associates, 815-963-1900. The Sterling Park District reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive technicalities and to accept the proposal which the Sterling Park District Board of Commissioners believes to be in the best interest of the Sterling Park District. BY ORDER OF Marvin Reyes, President Sterling Park District Board of Commissioners


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WAREHOUSE / 330 STORAGE Henson Storage. RV, Boat, Car, Motorcycle storage. 815-590-2181.

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STERLING 2 BR., 1 bath, attached garage. $575. Call Brittany, 815-380-3000.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 NOTICEPURSUANT to the Business Opportunity Sales Law of 1995, every business opportunity must be registered with the Illinois Securities Department. Protect yourself and get the facts before you hand over your hard earned money by contacting the Illinois Secretary of State's Securities Department at 1800-628-7937. This notice provided as a public service by Sauk Valley Classifieds.

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THE CLASSIFIED Advertising Department of Sauk Valley Media does not have the opportunity to fully investigate the credibility of each advertiser appearing within these columns. If an offer sounds â&#x20AC;&#x153;too good to be trueâ&#x20AC;? it probably is. Proceed with caution if you are asked to send money or to give a credit card number. Proceed with caution in calling 900 phone numbers. All phone numbers prefixed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;900â&#x20AC;? are charged to the CALLER. Charges may be assessed on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;per minuteâ&#x20AC;? basis rather than a â&#x20AC;&#x153;per callâ&#x20AC;? basis. Sauk Valley Classified makes every effort to qualify these charges for the reader. If you have a concern about an advertiser, please contact the Better Business Bureau 330 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60611. 312-832-0500

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES COORDINATOR Manages children's services in the YWCA domestic violence program, supervising four staff. Duties include individual and group counseling, advocacy, and crisis intervention with children and their parents. Plans and participates in violence prevention programs in the community and documents all services. Position includes on-call responsibilities. Requirements: Bachelor's in human service field and social service background required. Supervisory experience preferred. Full-time position offers paid leave, retirement plan, and health insurance. The YWCA welcomes diverse applicants. Apply to YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Avenue, Sterling.

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Certified Welder Dixon manufacturer has a full-time, 1st shift position, with benefits, for an experienced pressure welder. Qualifications: TIG, MIG, and brazing. Materials: Carbon Steel, Stainless, Aluminum, and Copper. Certified applicants only at: scott.rozanas@ sgsrefrigeration. com Dietary Cook,with sanitation certificate needed part time. Apply in person at: Liberty Court 124 Liberty Court Dixon Looking to hire a full-time plumber send resume to P.O. Box 221 Dixon, IL 61021

Experienced Full Time Ag Technician Competitive pay, holidays, benefits & retirement. Send resume to Birkey's, at PO Box 128, Polo, IL 61064.

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Kind/patient woman to prepare & deliver hot meals, & provide daytime care to elderly man living alone between Oregon & Dixon. 858-2121952. Northern Grain Marketing is seeking Experienced CDL drivers. Immediate openings for temporary local grain hauling. Hours may vary. To inquire call Tom Wilson @ 815-973-3016. OTR Drivers needed: Peterbilt equipment, 2 yr. exp. required, tanker exp. preferred but will train. No HazMat. Competitive pay & benefits. Call 815376-2792. Parkway Retirement Center is now accepting applications for part time CNA'S. Applications can be picked up at our business office at 1801 Ave G in Sterling between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00 Monday through Friday. No telephone calls please.

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Sauk Valley Media, located in Sterling, IL has several part-time positions that are 3rd shift with varying hours and includes weekends, for a package & distribution inserter. The main responsibilities include putting printed advertising materials into an insert machine for placement into the papers; stacking papers, bundling papers, helping package all products for delivery and distribution. We are looking for a reliable team player. This position requires repetitive lifting and bending with the ability to work quickly under deadline pressure and follows detailed instructions. Must be able to stand for extended periods and handle multiple duties. The ability to lift up to 20# is required. Applications are available at the Sterling (3200 E. Lincolnway) and Dixon (113 S. Peoria) offices of Sauk Valley Media. Please specify position of “Inserter”. No phone calls please. Sauk Valley Media is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. Preemployment background check, drug screen and functional fitness test required.

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LICENSED DAY CARE has openings before & after school. 4C's accepted. (815)2840461, Lic. #00062-03.

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NO INDIVIDUAL, unless licensed or holding a permit as a childcare facility, may cause to be published any advertisement soliciting a child care service.* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating under a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may publish advertisements of the services for which it is specifically licensed or issued a permit. Sauk Valley Media strongly urges any parent or guardian to verify the validity of the license of any facility before placing a child in it's care. *Family homes that care for no more than three (3) children under the age of twelve or which receive only children from a single household, for less than 24 hours per day, are exempt from licensure as day care homes. The three children to whom this exemption applies includes the family's natural or adopted children and any other persons under the age of 12 whether related or unrelated to the operator of the day care home. (DCFS Rule, Part 377.3 (c))

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The mini arm's reach co-sleeper for newborn, like new, $60. 815535-9331.

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D-face Tongue & groove pine siding from True North log homes, 116 boards most 16' by 11¼” wide by 2” thick. Worth $20,000. Selling for $10,000 815-652-6803

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Eikenberry Sheet Metal 412 E. 3rd, Sterling Service work heating & cooling; gas, electric. Free estimates Accept Visa & MC on all new installations.

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Call Kelly @ 815-631-6232 24 hr Emergency Service Licensed, Bonded Insurance

Appliances

TELEVISION IN HOME REPAIR All Types Brands & Models Over 25 yrs. Exp. Call Ron for a free quote at 815-561-0011

Automotive

Cabinets Anselmo's Inc. Beautiful Kitchens Great Prices! Visit Our Showrooms! Cabinets, Countertops, Sinks, Faucets & More. We install. Estimates by appointment. 1235 W. LeFevre Sterling 815-625-3519

Carpentry

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Dumpster Rental

Dumpster Rental for Clean-ups & Construction Small & Large containers avail. Tidy Bug Inc. Dixon, IL tidybuginc.com 815-456-3001

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Fireplaces Fireplace Safety Inspections Liners, damper replacement, screens, glass doors, chimney caps, log sets, inserts, wood, gas, electric, mantles, grates & more. Anselmo's, Inc. 1235 W. LeFevre Sterling 815-625-3519

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Drywall DIEHL'S DRYWALL, INC. Also wallboard hanging & Interior Painting Over 20 yrs experience. Call Jamie at 815-499-3047 or 815-225-9927

Days Furniture Repair Expert repairs on recliners, sofas, chairs, tables, beds, regluing. 815-626-5136

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Lawn & Landscape Service Backhoe, Skid Loader, Excavator, Dump Trucks, Deep Trenching, 4' Depth, Tree Scrub Trimming or Removal, Disposal of all foliage, Weed Spraying, Fertilizing, Edging (Seed Drill), Mulching, Tractor Rototilling, Mowing and Trimming, Pressure washing. Free Estimates! References moderate Rates. Call 815-626-0967 or 815-631-5262 or email kcinsemreh@ gmail.com

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PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE Ladder Racks for van. $20 815-6770896

Jack Russell/Fox Terrier mix puppies. $50/each ginnies, 1 yr. old 815345-1415.

No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket.

★ NEW TODAY ★ Shiba-Inu 1 male puppy, 8 wks., 815-625-4351 or 815-499-9636.

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Wanted: Collie or mix to a good home, 815-7034120.

WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

LAWN MOWERS

779

Mow & Vac w/cart & galvanized hopper, 5hp Briggs & Stratton. $400 815751-4673 Simplicity Riding mower w/42” deck. 18hp, 317 hrs. Like new $1750 obo 815-440-1790

POOLS & SUPPLIES

784

20' Round Dough Boy Pool w/ lots of extras $500. 815-284-3579

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

785

Nordic Track treadmill w/ universal dock for ipod, built in exercise programs, incline, folds, pd. $1700, will sell for $500. 815-656-4917.

ELECTRONICS

790

Hitachi & Toshiba 55” flat screen TV's, very good cond., your choice, $350/obo 815-5907537. Phillips Magnavox 19” color TV. $20 OBO. 815-6266976.

TOOLS & MACHINERY

792

Crystal Lake O.D. Precision Grinder, bench top model, approx. 5” center, 2 1/2” swing, will grind to tenths, tenths indicator incl., $450 815-9733223.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1 bag, winter fertilizer, 1 scarecrow, $6/ea. Builder Discount 626-4561. 10 Gallons of premixed paint & sheet rock mud. $20 815-677-0896 10" Craftsman table saw $225; Delta bench drill press $150; oak 5 pc. drop leaf dinette set $125. 815-677-3236 or 815-652-4382. 20 Gal. Aquarium, stand, pump, gravel, heater, 2 filters. $95 815-284-1985 7' Pool Table w/accessories good cond., $700/obo 815-9946398. 75 lb. Bag of “S” type morter mix. $4 815-677-0896 Annual Dixon Coin Club Show. Sunday Nov. 10 at VFW Dixon 9-4. Free admission. Concrete & stone for sale. 815-4408500. Franciscan vintage dishes, Desert Rose. Lg. collection. Make offer. 815-441-9123.

Last Chance! Corn fed beef. Buy ¼ or ½. Dave Stuart, 815-7724759. Pool table, good condition. You must move. $300. 815-238-0584. Queen bed good cond. $90. 815718-4385. RCA Camcorder, everything you need. $55 obo 815-625-1797 See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text

CLASSIC CARS

904

1950 Chevy, 4dr. Numbers match Fleetwood fast back. Many extra parts. $12,500/obo 815-625-4364

AUTOMOBILES

905

1985 Buick Regal 2 dr. 1977 Chevy Nova 4 dr. $650 ea. or $1200 for both. 815-6312133 anytime.

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1990 Toyota Tercel, A/C, good work car, $800/obo 815-440-1267.

FARM LAND WANTED

815

Family Farm operation looking to expand acres. Cash rent, 50/50 or custom farming.Please send replies to Box #:1180, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 Farmland wanted to rent or custom farm in 2014 & beyond. 815-9702695

HORSES & SUPPLIES

835

2003 Bee Stinger 3 horse bumper slant load trailer with dressing room & extras. $6800 815-288-7669.

FARM EQUIPMENT

855

8N Ford, 4 speed, 3 pt., 12v, grill guard, exc. cond., $2250 w/ 2 bottom plow, $2350 w/ new 6 ft. blade, obo 815-379-2541.

CLASSIC CARS

904

1974 MGB Roadster, 95% done. $8000. Last yr. of chrome bumpers. 815-716-3101.

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS, loaded, blue, 5spd. 117K mi. $5,000 obo 815-857-3739 2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring Conv., exc. cond., 86.5K mi., $7,500 815-440-2145. 2007 Suzuki Firenza, 75K mi. New tires. Exc. cond. $5995. Call 815590-6418. 2008 Nissan Rogue, AWD, 105K mi., well maintained, $8,800 obo 608-515-6330.

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AUTOMOBILES

905

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VANS

911

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 115K New motor w/90K, new brakes. Just serviced. $6500/ obo. 815-718-0840 2006 Sienna XLE DVD, moonroof, tow pkg., $12,200/OBO 815-406-2226 / 284-3711 Nights

4X4S

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S.U.V.S

909

2003 Ford Escape Price Reduced! $4,000. Fully loaded, well maintained. Rebuilt transmission, Virtually new tires, new battery, after-market remote starter. Call 815-590-2022

TRUCKS

910

2007 CHEVY Colorado Pickup. New Low Price! 38K mi. $9,999 815-284-1135

VANS

911

2002 Chevy Express, 227,000 mi., 350 Vortek engine. Well maintained, 1 ton. Runs good. $2500. 815-9799123. 2002 Pontiac Montana Van, full pwr., cold air, very good cond. Clean inside & out. $3900. 815-4995578.

1992 GMC Sonoma, 4WD, 4.3L V6, brand new battery, newer tires + brakes. 170k miles. $2,100 OBO. 815677-2796

SEMI TRUCKS / 913 RIGS 1997 Kenworth T600, N14 Cummins 400 hp engine, 9 spd. trans. Very good tires. New brakes, drums injector pump and alternator. $16,000 obo 815-453-2354 or 815-751-3784

PARTS & ACC.

925

Cleveland Engine, 2 barrel complete w/ trans. $800/obo 815-994-6398.

MOTORCYCLES

935

1981 Hondamatic CM400. 1,110 mi., Vetter farring, saddel bags. $2500 815-946-2823 2001 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic. Great condition. $8000 OBO. 815-441-5825.

TRAILERS/RVS

945

1990 35' Dutchman Camper. Qbed, 3 bunks, full bath, Kit and living area. $4,000 815-284-3579 2001 24' Coachman Catalina Lite, sleeps 6, new AC. $4,500 815-9737909 or 973-0773

AUTOS WANTED

960

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l Cal815-625-9600 1701 East 4th St., Sterling

Hours: Mon.-Thur. 9-7, Friday 9-6, Sat. 8:30-4

815-441-0246

2012 CHEVY CRUZE LT $ 228/MO

2002 CHEVY SILVERADO

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2012 LINCOLN MKZ

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LOW MILES!

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SALE $14,999*

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JUST 22,999 $

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NICELY EQUIPPED

SALE $6,999*

625-3600 284-2222

2011 FORD EDGE SEL

2011 GMC TERRAIN

2010 INFINITI G37X

2010 HONDA CROSSTOUR

LOADED, 1-OWNER WAS $24,999 $

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349/MOB

$

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2004 DODGE RAM

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1998 FORD RANGER S-CAB

HEMI

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GREG

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2012 GMC ACADIA SLT

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2012 TOYOTA COROLLA LE

228/MOB

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2010 NISSAN SENTRAS

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176/MO

$

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2010 NISSAN ROGUE

2012 NISSAN MAXIMAS

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228/MOB NICELY EQUIPPED & GREAT MPG! LOW MILES!

B 289/MO ALL WHEEL DRIVE! LOW MILES!

LOCAL TRADE! LOW MILES!

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D L O S

2008 PONTIAC G-6 GT

A 129/MO DVD, LEATHER, POWER DOORS, VERY CLEAN! $

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2012 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED $ 296/MO

2012 FORD FOCUS SE

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2013 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

22,999 ALL LOADED

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2011 NISSAN ALTIMA

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2012 MERCEDES-BENZ GLK 350

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296/MOB

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V-6

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2012 CADILLAC CTS 4

2013 FORD EDGE LIMITED

2012 CHEVY MALIBU LT

$

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