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‘One storm after another’ Frequent snowfalls tax cities, counties BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

Sterling’s snowplow drivers have already gone out 11 times this winter, and it’s only half over. Last winter, the city deployed the drivers 16 times, and only 10 times the year before that. “It’s been a terrible year, one storm after another,” said Rick Powers, Sterling’s public works superintendent. Sterling is no different from other communities: It is using much more salt than expected,

and its drivers are working a lot of overtime. In Dixon, the city has already used 85 percent of the salt that it normally orders for the year, said Jeff Jeff Kuhn, the Kuhn city’s commissioner of streets. Normally, about 50 percent remains at this time of the year. “In town, our streets are in good shape,” Kuhn said. “It would be nice to have bare pavement, but salt doesn’t work when it’s so cold. I have really been proud of our men. They were out on Christmas Day. They worked 11

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Dixon: 10 Rock Falls: 7 Sterling: 13 Lee County: 9 Whiteside County: 12

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Find out how many snowplows are not on Ogle County roads and why on A3. hours on New Year’s Day.” Sterling has used nearly 100 percent of the salt it normally orders for the winter, Powers said. STORM CONTINUED ON A5

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A truck drives along Palmyra Road where snow drifts peaked around 6 feet along the roadside and touched the bottoms of road signs. Blowing snow and drifting have made it difficult for crews to keep rural roads clear.

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St. Mary’s closed for rest of week Firefighters dealing with frozen sprinkler systems BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

STERLING – This week’s weather-related vacation just got a little longer for the students at St. Mary’s School. Like other schools throughout the Sauk Valley, St. Mary’s was closed Monday and Tuesday because of the extreme cold. Then about noon Tuesday, a pipe to the sprinkler system broke in the attic, leaving water everywhere, St. Mary’s Principal Rebecca Schmitt said. CLOSED CONTINUED ON A4

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Sarah Lodge, 47, spends Tuesday morning in the lobby of Days Inn in Rock Falls talking with fellow residents of Civic Plaza II. The residents have spent 3 days at the hotel and will likely have to wait until Friday to return to their apartments.

Officials say evacuees likely to return home Friday BY CHRISTI WARREN cwarren@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 521

ROCK FALLS – After a fireman came to the door early Saturday morning, Barbara Morrison had just 15 minutes to grab her medicine and as much as she could carry before she had to evacuate. Morrison is one of 63 residents of the Civic Plaza II apartment building in Rock Falls who had to evacuate this weekend after a sprinkler system pipe on the east side froze and then burst, flooding the building. The 68-year-old lives on the top floor, which, she says, along with the first floor, had the most damage.

On Monday, she returned with the building’s manager, Tatum Eckstein, to pack more of her things. When she’d left, there were boxes and suitcases and totes scattered about her floor - she’d been rearranging furniture. When she returned, it was all gone. Someone working in the building told her it had been removed to provide better access to the floor which, on Monday, was being dried by five different fans. The carpet, something she brought from her former home, was rolled up and leaning against a wall. SUPPORT CONTINUED ON A2

Audit to be presented at next meeting Report to include end of Rita Crundwell era BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

Tim Sulouff, 53, grabs a cup of coffee in the lobby of Days Inn in Rock Falls. Sulouff’s appartment is on the west end of the second floor of Civic Plaza II. He brought donuts to his other friends Tuesday as they gathered in the lobby of Days Inn.

DIXON – The Dixon City Council was scheduled to get an audit presentation about its previous 2 fiscal years Monday night, but that will have to wait until later this month. The city’s fiscal year goes from May 1 to April 30, Finance Director Paula Meyer said. The 2012 fiscal year ended about 2 weeks after former Comptroller Rita Crundwell was arrested for stealing nearly $54 million in city funds over two decades. AUDIT CONTINUED ON A5

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‘‘Resident had to leave cat behind ’’ You know the Lord is in here. Look at what we’ve got: free meals, kind people ... I try to think about the good part. Not just the bad part. Civic Plaza II resident Barbara Morrison

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“I’m wondering how much I’m going to get back� she said, sitting in the lobby of the Day’s Inn, where she and 22 of the building’s residence have been staying since Saturday. “That’s what I’m concerned about.� Sarah Lodge is 47 and has lived in the complex for 3 years, she said, sitting among the quickly growing group of people gathered in the lobby. When she was evacuated early Saturday morning, she had to leave her 3-year-old cat, Precious, behind. “She has a self-feeder,� Lodge said of her cat, so she’s not too worried. “But we’d just like to get out of here. We’d all like to get back, I think.� Tim Sulouff enters the lobby, and he’s brought donuts. “Those are to share with the people,� he said, laughing. “All my friends brought food and stuff over for me.� Sulouff lives on the west end of the second floor. Butch Snyder, who walks up behind Sulouff, lives on the second floor, too, only on the east end - the part of the building that had the most damage. “The sirens were going off, and I don’t know what’s going on, and I open up the door and said, ‘Can someone turn this damn thing off?’� Snyder said. “And there I am, standing in water, and I didn’t even notice. I shut the door, and I felt this drop on top of my head, and I open up the door again and look to the right down the hallway, and there’s water gushing all over everything. I mean, it was just pouring down.� This weekend, officials said they hoped everything would be repaired by today. But on Tuesday, it looked more like residents would have to wait until Friday, Rock Falls building inspector Mark Searing said. “When the sprinkler system broke, that was on the fifth floor,� Searing said. “It took out all the controls for the elevator. It took out the boiler system for the hot water. And of course, there’s the water damage for all the floors and walls and everything.� Searing said that, so far,

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ABOVE: Lilly Lyold, 97, sits with her friends from the Civic Plaza II in Rock Falls. LEFT: While staying at the Days Inn in Rock Falls, Barbara Morrison, 68, smiles as she talks Tuesday about being evacuated from her eastside apartment on the fifth floor of the Civic Plaza II early Saturday morning. a new boiler was being installed, an elevator was functioning, and the building’s heat had been restored. The building provides subsidized housing for elderly and disabled people. While frustrated, the residents are quick to say just how grateful they are for the hospitality the community has shown, and that they’re being kept warm during what meteorologists are calling the coldest weather the Midwest has seen since the 1990s. “Man, they just did a good job,� Sulouff said. “The fire department and everybody involved - from the ministry to the Red Cross, they have just done amazing.� “Yes, definitely,� Morrison said. “Even Self Help giving us a van at the last second that was really nice, and Meals on Wheels who got the food here for us,� Suluoff said. “You know the Lord is in here,� Morrison said. “Look at what we’ve got: free meals, kind people ... I try to think about the good part. Not just the bad part.� The call from the apartment complex at 1113

Fifth Ave. came in to the Rock Falls Fire Department at about 3:30 a.m. “The problem started on the fifth floor, and water was raining down wherever it comes down the floor,� Bouwens said Saturday. “There were not only water concerns, but electrical at that point.� After the power was turned off in the building, a venting issue caused elevated carbon monoxide readings, but Bouwens said it was quickly addressed and never presented danger to the residents. Bouwen said the pipe froze because of problems with a rooftop heating unit that regulated heat in areas outside of the residents’ rooms, including hallways and the meeting room. The individual rooms have separate heating units that were working. The lack of heat in the hallways is an issue that the residents raised. “We’re really hoping they’ll get that fixed, too,� one said. Residents spent about 4 hours at the community center after being evacuated, where they were fed.

Several agencies were involved in getting the residents, wheelchairs, walkers and oxygen tanks to their destinations. In addition to the police and fire departments, the Red Cross provided six volunteers with others on standby, Whiteside County Health Department sent two nurses, and Firehouse of God Ministries helped with transportation and delivered two meals to the Days Inn on Sunday. The residents’ stays at the hotel are being paid for by the building’s owner: S1 Management, Inc., which is based in Morton Grove. Self Help Enterprises provided a wheelchairaccessible bus for transporting the residents the church’s van couldn’t load. Because many of those transported can’t drive and are on tight budgets, others have stepped up to help with food. The hotel is providing free breakfast cards, and donations came in from Casey’s General Store, Culvers and County Market. “This is the Lord’s work,� Morrison said.

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Filter system freeze among issues caused by extreme cold, wind BY CHRIS JOHNSON Shaw News Service

OREGON – The extreme subzero temperatures have put some county snowplows in the shop, just when they’re needed on the roads. Ogle County Engineer Curtis Cook said the extreme weather had caused some trucks to malfunction. “Right now the temperatures are causing havoc,� Cook said Monday. “Over the last 24 hours, we have had trucks freeze up.� The malfunctions are caused by blowing fine snow and extreme cold and wind. That has left three or four of the county snowplow fleet on the sidelines. “I think this morning alone, I have had three or four of the 13 trucks down,� Cook said. “Their filter systems have frozen up.� That was just one issue the trucks were having when the temperature outside was nearing 20 below with wind chills of 40 below. “It has been an uphill

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Ogle County Engineer Curtis Cook said the recent extreme weather had caused some county snowplows to malfunction. “Right now the temperatures are causing havoc,� Cook said Monday. “Over the last 24 hours, we have had trucks freeze up.� battle,� Cook said. “Our guys are working hard to keep the trucks running and the roads open.� Steady winds of 15-20 mph and gusts over 30 have contributed to the drifting on the road. Fortunately, the winds have been from different directions over the past few days, Cook said. “Every road in the county has experienced

drifting,� he reported. “However, it is not horrible, because the drifts are lower because of the wind direction changes.� He said if the wind was always out of one direction, the drifting would have been high enough that only heavy equipment would have been able to clear the roads. With the shift in winds, there was drifting, but

each drift was smaller than it could have been. Any drifted roads that the county snowplows are unable to clear during routine routes will be addressed when the wind speed lowers. When the winds finally die down and the temperature rises, Cook said, a front-end loader will help to clear the edges of roads and push drifts back.

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don’t think I’m breaking this news to anyone, but it was cold on Monday, and it was cold Tuesday. While the cold was more severe than it usually is for the first week of January, in Dixon, another element made Monday that much more newsworthy: a power outage. At 6:10 a.m. Monday, a downed wire knocked out power to about 1,305 Dixon customers, according to ComEd. The power wasn’t fully restored until about 11:30 a.m, Police Chief Danny Langloss said. During that time, the police department lobby was open as a temporary warming center, if needed. And police officers were out on the streets, Langloss added. “Our patrol is out and really just looking for anyone that needs assistance,� he told me Monday morning. “In this weather, somebody can be in trouble in just a few minutes, if they don’t have the right weather gear.� I spoke with Langloss several times Monday morning, monitoring the situation and getting updates on whether the city would open a warming center, which, Langloss said, could be up and running within 15 minutes. A warming center, he said, would have been set up at one of the local schools. But the police department never saw a need for it, Langloss said, as no one went to the police lobby or called the police station for information about shelter. Also on Monday, Lincoln Avenue Church of God, 704 S. Lincoln Ave. in Dixon, said it had opened its doors as a warming center.

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OBITUARIES Vernabelle ‘Bucky’ Fletcher MORRISON – Vernabelle “Bucky� Fletcher, 83, of Morrison, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at her home. Vernabelle was born March 15, 1930, in Morrison, the daughter of Vernon and Hattie (Kuehl) Mort. She married James Fletcher on Oct. 28, 1950, in Lawrenceberg, Ind. He died Sept. 6, 1996. Vernabelle was a 1952 graduate of Jane Lamb, and served as a registered nurse for 40 years. She especially enjoyed the field of geriatric nursing. Jim and Bucky enjoyed following the careers of their thoroughbred race horses. She also enjoyed working in her yard, woodburning, ceramics, and being involved with painting and varnishing projects with her family. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Kophamer, Karen (Gerald) Brown, and Kay (Larry) Richmond, and one son, Thomas (Brenda) Fletcher, all of Morrison; one sister, Mary Jane (Ray) Habben of Morrison; 12 grandchildren, Nicole Brown, Kendra Kophamer, Tara (Fletcher) Marshall,

Amy (Jason) Wiersema, Colby Richmond, Anthony Fletcher, Shawn Richmond, Thomas (Caitlin) Richmond, Tre Oates, Laura (Scott) Walls, John Kophamer, and Jillian VanPelt; and 10 greatgrandchildren, Skyler McCombs, Austin Richmond, Gavyn Marshall, Mitchell Fletcher, Caleb Richmond, Ethan Marshall, Cayden Oates, Cooper Richmond, Aaron Cook and Jack Richmond. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one sister, Doris Musch. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1601 16th Ave. Fulton. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Episcopal Church in Morrison, with the Rev. Gary Lawler officiating. Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials have been established to White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center (WHOA) and Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE WEEK Today’s visitations: Frankie HartsfieldOF3TER LING  AMAT"EREAN "APTIST#HURCHIN2OCK&ALLS Jesse W. LevanOF !MBOY  PM WITHFAMILY PRESENTFROM AND M PM AT-IHM *ONES&UNERAL (OMEIN!MBOY Leonard F. “Frank� Harris *ROF3TERLING  PMAT -C$ONALD&UNERAL(OME #REMATORYIN2OCK&ALLS Anastacio Hernandez Jr. OF&ULTON  PMAT-C$ON ALD&UNERAL(OMEIN&ULTON Today’s funerals: Franke HartsfieldOF3TER LING AMAT"EREAN"AP TIST#HURCHIN2OCK&ALLS Leonard F. “Frank� Harris Jr.OF3TERLING PMMEMO RIALSERVICEAT-C$ONALD &UNERAL(OME#REMATORY IN2OCK&ALLS Thursday visitations: Vernabelle “Bucky� FletcherOF-ORRISON   PMAT-C$ONALD&UNERAL (OMEIN&ULTON

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Craig A. Watkins AMBOY – Craig Allen Watkins, 60, of Amboy, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was born Feb. 5, 1953, in Cleveland, the son of Roger and Mary (Nickerson) Watkins. He moved to Rockford and attended East High School. He graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, with a degree in elementary education. Craig taught in Ossian, Iowa, but spent the majority of his career in Amboy. He was active in the Illinois Education Association and his church. He spent many years working at Green Wing Bible Camp and at Woodhaven Lakes. He is survived by his brother, Geoff Watkins

of Amboy; his sister, Holly Johnston of White Bear Lake, Minn.; several cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, paternal and maternal grandparents, uncles, and several cousins. Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amboy. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, followed by a luncheon. Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy is handling arrangements. A memorial has been established. Visit www.thejonesfh. com to send condolences.

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Federal judge: Ban unconstitutional City has time to decide if it will appeal ruling CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge has potentially opened a new market to gun dealers after ruling as unconstitutional Chicago ordinances that aim to reduce gun violence by banning their sale within the city’s limits. U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said Monday that while the government has a duty to protect its citizens, it’s also obligated to protect constitutional rights, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. However, Chang said he would temporarily stay the effects of his ruling, meaning the ordinances can stand while the city decides whether to appeal. The decision is just the latest to attack what were some of the toughest guncontrol laws in the nation. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme

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In this Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy stands near guns confiscated in Chicago and talks about the department’s efforts to curb gun violence during a news conference in Chicago. Court struck down Chicago’s long-standing gun ban. And last year, Illinois legislators were forced by a federal appeals court to adopt a law allowing residents to carry concealed weapons; it was the only

state that still banned the practice. The resulting law largely stripped officials in the city and surrounding Cook County of their authority to regulate guns, which especially irked officials

in Chicago, where residents had to apply for concealed-carry permits through the police superintendent. National Rifle Association lobbyist Todd Vandermyde applauded Chang’s decision, saying it “shows how out of step and outrageous Chicago’s ordinances really are.� Roderick Drew, a spokesman for Chicago’s law department, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel disagrees with Chang’s ruling and has instructed the city’s lawyer to consider options to regulate gun sales. “Every year Chicago police recover more illegal guns than officers in any city in the country, a factor of lax federal laws as well as lax laws in Illinois and surrounding states related to straw purchasing and the transfer of guns,� Drew said. “We need stronger gun safety laws, not increased access to firearms within the city.�

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POLO – Polo Athletic Boosters will sell raffle tickets for a fundraiser to benefit the Polo High School sports programs. A 2014 Ford Fiesta, donated by Pete Harkness Auto Group, will be raffled off. Tickets cost $10 each, with 100 percent of every ticket sold going to the boosters. Nine booster clubs are involved in the fundraiser: Morrison, Fulton, Rock Falls, Newman, Polo, Milledgeville, Erie-Prophetstown, Bureau Valley, and Sterling. Last year, Pete Harkness donated a 2013 Chevy Spark. The car was won by a Milledgeville ticket holder. Three finalists from each booster club’s sales will be drawn, and those 27 tickets will be put into the final pull on Feb. 1 to win the car. Polo boosters raised $5,500 in 2013, and they have a $10,000 goal this year. Tickets can be bought at the Polo branch of

2811 Locust St. and 2502 Locust St., both in Sterling, and 627 Lincolnway East in Morrison; and at Community State Bank, 1021 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 1325 17th St., Fulton, 220 E. Main St., Morrison, 1801 First Ave., Rock Falls, and 3210 E. Lincolnway, Sterling. Tickets also can be purchased by contacting Polo club president Jennifer Grobe at 815-677-1188, or at home games for Polo boys and girls basketball through Jan. 17. The three Polo finalists will be drawn Jan. 17 during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game versus Forreston. Each finalist will receive a $100 gas card. The final drawing will be at Pete Harkness in Sterling at a chili cookoff among the nine booster clubs. Participants don’t need to be present to win. The winner is responsible for tax, title, license, and document fees on the car. Visit www.peterharkness.com to view the disclaimer.

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“My secretary was working and heard the fire alarm go off,� Schmitt said. “Then she saw water coming down the stairwell.� Schmitt said she didn’t think the attic was heated. The Rock Falls and Sterling fire departments were on the scene. Schmitt says the school is grateful that they were there for quite a while to deal with the initial mess. Some of the rooms were left untouched by the flooding, but unfortunately, the hardesthit area included the school’s two computer rooms. The insurance adjuster will be at the school today to assess the damage. The secretary was the only person in the school at the time. “Thank God the kids weren’t there when it happened,� Schmitt said. “The water was coming down in torrents. It all happened so quickly, it would have frightened them.� The elementary school at 6 W. Sixth St. will definitely be closed today, Thursday and Friday, Schmitt said. She hopes classes will be back in session next week. “The restoration crew has been working on it today [Tuesday],� she said, “and we hope to have everyone back on Monday.�

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The school will continue to update parents and staff via emails and text alerts. A decision had not yet been made as to whether the days would be made up at Easter break or at the end of the school year. The sprinkler problem at St. Mary’s was similar to the situation at Civic Plaza II in Rock Falls, Sterling Fire Department Capt. Mike Wheeler said. The cold weather has made sprinkler monitoring a time-consuming endeavor for the local fire departments. Wheeler expects the situation to get worse before it gets better. “When these systems are frozen, the water comes when it starts to thaw,� Wheeler said. “This is the fourth one in the last week.� The fire department keeps a fire watch list for occupied buildings with frozen sprinkler systems. In addition to Civic Plaza II and St. Mary’s, Sterling’s Kmart Plaza and Coventry Village are on the list. The Sterling Fire Department received a call about 5 p.m. Tuesday to check on the sprinkler system at Kmart Plaza. Unfortunately, not much can be done to prevent sprinkler problems in such extreme cold, Wheeler said. “It’s the way these buildings are designed,� he said. “Air leaks, and you just can’t wrap all of that.�

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ROCK FALLS – The City Council gave its consent to a sale contract transfer for the property that once belonged to Ronald Halgren. The home at 812 Avenue A was at the center of a sometimes bizarre chain of events that played out over a period of time dating back to the early 1990s. For decades, Halgren refused to stay con-

nected with city utilities and keep up the property in adherence to city code. After the city condemned the house in 2005 and 2009, it was foreclosed upon in 2011. Later that year, the city bought the house at public auction for $29,500 in an attempt to get back money Halgren owed in back taxes, fines and court fees. The story took a strange turn July 16, 2012, when the house caught fire the morning that Halgren was required to vacate the premises. Later that night, Halgren was arrested after a traffic stop in Sycamore and arrested on several weapons charges. He later was accused of arson in connection with the fire at his home.

Next meeting The Rock Falls City Council next meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, at City Hall, 603 W. 10th St. The agendas will be posted at www.rockfalls61071.com and at #ITY(ALL#ALL  1100 for more information. The City Council meeting also can be viewed LIVEON#HANNEL

The city then decided to take bids on the home, and ended up selling it to Sterling developer Richard Finnicum for $450. “We advertised and took bids, and Finnicum’s was the only bid,� city administrator Robbin Blackert said Tuesday. “But we

figured we could fix up a blighted property and put it back on the tax rolls.� The action approved by the council Tuesday, similar to a contingency sale, sets the stage for the city to eventually turn over the property to Michael Sterba, the Coloma Township Park District executive director. Sterba plans to rent out the property after it is refurbished and back up to code. “Tonight, the contract was transferred from Finnicum to Sterba,� Blackert said. “Technically, the city still owns the property, but [city building inspector] Mark Searing must approve it.� It’s unlikely that the property will be transferred again. Sterba has

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For the ice storm more than 2 weeks ago, the city distributed 150 tons of salt in a day, much more than the 50 to 75 tons for a typical snowstorm. Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott said area cities went several years without using all of their salt, but now are burning through their reserves. With the cold temperatures, he said, the salt will help with traction but won’t melt the snow. As such, snowpack remains on the streets, so people should slow down, he said. Ted Padilla, Rock Falls’ streets superintendent, said city crews have been out to plow or salt streets after hours for 20 of the 38 days since Dec. 1. “You have a lot of tired employees,� he said,

6 months from Tuesday’s action to bring the property up to code. “We trust Mike will get the job done,� Blackert said. “The house is about 40 percent done on the inside.� In other action, approval was given to buy a new vehicle for the fire department. The Byron Fire Protection District is selling the 2008 Ford Expedition with 44,000 miles for $17,000. It is equipped with a command box and emergency lights. “We kind of stumbled upon it, and it’s a good deal,� chief Gary Cook said. “Everything’s included with it.� Mayor Bill Wescott said the city is seeing the benefits of generating its own

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City crews remove sonw from a parking lot in downtown Sterling Tuesday afternoon. “but they’re ready to go out tonight.� Whiteside County Engineer Russ Renner, who heads the county’s highway department, said his agency’s drivers averaged 66 hours in the past week. As for the overtime budget, he said: “We’ll be all right. It depends

on how the rest of the year goes. We have pretty good budgeting for overtime. Most years, we don’t hit that limit.� Dave Anderson, Lee County’s engineer, said his overtime budget would be good “if we could quit the precipitation now.� In Sterling, Mayor Skip

Lee said he is happy with the work of the city’s snowplow drivers. “As I’ve driven around the city, things don’t look too bad,� he said. “The guys are doing a great job. This time, I received compliments about the snow removal that I haven’t received before.�

electricity during this extreme cold spell. Five huge generators are now running to save money for local users and supply electricity for PJM Interconnection, the power grid supplier for a large stretch of the nation throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Wescott said he saw electricity prices jump overnight from $470 a megawatt to $1,710 a megawatt during this cold stretch. “We’re not having to buy off the grid at these prices, and we can put more out for other communities and be reimbursed,� Wescott said. “The higher prices would otherwise have been passed on to our residents in times like this.�

The canceled meeting was originally postponed because of the cold, and it was expected to be rescheduled for later this week. But on Tuesday, Mayor Jim Burke announced in a news release that the meeting wouldn’t be rescheduled. The next City Council meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. During that meeting, Wipfl will give the audit presentation for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The City Council also was scheduled to vote on hospital board appointments and place on file an engineering agreement for work on the Palmyra Street water main. Those items and the others will be addressed Jan. 21. The audits – and the 2012 fiscal year audit, specifically – give the city “some

To attend The Dixon City Council next meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at City Hall, 121 W. Second St., on the second floor in the Council Chambers. Go to www.DiscoverDixon.org or call City Hall AT  FORAN agenda or more information. real numbers� to reflect its financial standing and accounting practices, Burke said. While the audits don’t check for fraud, Meyer said, they do audit and accurately represent the money and financial liabilities a city has. Beginning with the 2012 audit, the city has “some solid numbers moving forward,� Burke said, adding that the audit would serve as a “final financial closure� to 2012 and be an “audit with integrity.�

WASHINGTON

Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote Kirk’s tweet Monday tipped his ‘nay’ vote WASHINGTON (AP) – Illinois’ two senators took opposing sides today as a measure to extend unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed passed a test vote in the Senate. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted yes and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., voted no on whether lawmakers should proceed to full consideration of the measure. Durbin, speaking from the Senate floor, said 81,867 jobless Illinoisans had lost their benefits between Christmas and New Year’s Day. He said granting the additional

benefits would let families feed themselves, pay their rent, keep their lights on and keep their places warm. “It used to be bipartisan until the tea party takeover of the Republican Party,� he said. Durbin said he had heard from Illinoisans who lost their benefits, including an Antioch man who is unemployed with two children and found it difficult to keep his family together “day after weary day looking for a job.�

Historically, Durbin said, the government “has stepped up when the private sector can not or will not.� Sixty votes were needed to pass today’s preliminary hurdle, and Democrats garnered just enough as the measure passed 60-37. Kirk voted no. He tipped his hand Monday in a tweet that indicated he would support additional benefits if an equivalent sum would be cut from the federal budget. He wrote: “$6.4 billion for extended unemployment insurance should be offset with spending reductions.� The Senate vote, a preliminary hurdle, was on whether to end debate on a motion to proceed to the actual bill.

sustained in a traffic accident on the way to work. Sen. Kyle McCarter, a Lebanon Republican, has introduced a measure that exempts an employer from paying for injuries if the worker is not traveling specifically for work purposes.

The initiative mirrors a recent Supreme Court decision. In that case, a Springfield pipefitter, Gerald Daugherty, took a temporary job at a power plant near the Quad Cities. Instead of commuting 200 miles from his home, Daugherty rented a motel room.

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Medicaid deal is regrettable Program to cut ineligible recipients now in jeopardy News-Gazette Editorial Board Champaign

A sensible plan to hire an outside firm to remove ineligible recipients from Medicaid rolls has been abandoned under union pressure. Many people who hear that the once-great state of Illinois is in a death spiral might wonder what that means. In two words: effective bankruptcy. The longer explanation is that without dramatic changes in how it does business, Illinois will no longer have the money to carry out the state’s core functions – such as funding education and law enforcement, and fixing roads and highways. The fact is that pension and Medicare obligations are eating up state dollars, and Gov. Pat Quinn and legislators have been trying to figure out how to reduce the growing costs of those two programs so that basic state functions can be maintained. But it’s a hard slog. Earlier in December,

legislators passed and Quinn signed a bill that, if it survives a court challenge, will change the way future pension benefits are calculated. Time will tell whether things work out. Regarding Medicaid, legislators made changes there, too. But the story of Medicaid in Illinois demonstrates that in this state, it’s too often one step forward and two steps back. Consider one of the key reforms that legislators implemented. They decided to ensure that people who do not qualify for Medicaid under the state’s rules would be removed from the Medicaid rolls. Those who were targeted for removal include residents of other states who are receiving Medicaid benefits from Illinois. THAT’S ALL YOU NEED to know to understand the depths of this problem. Since when is it reform to deny residents of other states benefits from Illinois programs? State officials hired a private company, Maximus, to conduct a review of the Medicaid rolls, and their initial efforts identified 127,000 cases of 316,000 cases that were reviewed where ineli-

gible recipients were collecting costly state benefits. Obviously, Maximus is operating in a targetrich environment. Based on those findings, costly fraud apparently is rampant in Medicaid. Not everyone, however, was pleased by the Maximus results, specifically the union employees who work in the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. They filed a complaint alleging that the state improperly hired an outside contractor when it should have relied on state employees to conduct the review of the Medicaid rolls. An arbitrator ruled in favor of the union, setting the stage for the dismissal of Maximus. Quinn could have appealed the decision, and, in our view, should have appealed it. Instead, he negotiated a settlement with the union whereby the Maximus contract will be terminated on April 30. From a taxpayer standpoint, this is a most disturbing result. ... Since this is Illinois, politics also is in play. Quinn’s pension legislation enraged union members in the face of an upcoming elec-

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tion year. So it would be no great surprise if he sought to smooth their ruffled feathers by pulling the plug on Maximus. Quinn denied any political motive, saying he settled because he didn’t “want to spend the rest of my life in court.� THE FACT, HOWEVER, is that appealing the arbitrator’s ruling wouldn’t have required him to spend the rest of his life in court or anything approximating that. Indeed, Quinn’s statement is just hyperbole that evades the issue. Nonetheless, the matter is settled. A program that was working in the public’s interest has been set aside for reasons that make no sense. Remember the Medicaid fiasco the next time you hear someone say the state is in a death spiral. It’s Exhibit A for what ails the Land of Lincoln.

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Sweeteners have been the pension problem VERN R. KLENZ Dixon

In his Dec. 21 letter [Government’s promise dashed by ‘reform’ law], Mr. Harold Hunt claimed: “There is, and never was, anything wrong with the pension system that needed reform. The only thing wrong is the Legislature for several years decided not to fund it.� State pension funding has increased from 3 percent of general fund

spending in 1995 to 19 percent of general fund spending in 2014 (even with the 67 percent income tax hike). How much would be enough, Mr. Hunt? Mr. Hunt bemoans the small pensions given to hundreds of retirees; but how much pension should the 3,410 retired teachers receive for working less than 5 years? Despite a quadrupling of state funding since 1998, the funded ratio of the pension systems has declined from 74 percent in Fiscal Year 2000, to only 39 percent

in Fiscal Year 2012. The problem with the pension system is not a lack of state funding; the problem with the pension system is that benefits have exceeded contributions every year since 1999 (excluding the pension bonds of 2003), mainly because of pension sweeteners (increased COLAs, new benefit formulas, early retirement incentives, pension spiking). Whether pension reform is constitutional or not is up to the courts; but pension clause cosponsors Helen Kinney and Henry Green

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both explained to 1970 Constitutional Convention delegates that “if the benefits are $100 a month in 1971, they should be no less than $100 a month in 1990.� No one’s pension is being cut. With this legislation, Dr. Leslie Heffez, a retired UIC dental professor, will receive his $43,034.31 benefit check every month in 2014, and his pension benefit will be even more than that in 2034. It sounds like this legislation passes the constitutional litmus test presented by the sponsors of the pension clause.

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Ah, it’s the start of a new year, and with that the start of a new legislative session. Well, almost. The first scheduled day for the General Assembly to be in session in 2014 is Jan. 29. That’s when lawmakers will gather to hear Gov. Pat Quinn’s state of the state speech. Depending on how the election goes in November, it could be his last one. The Senate is scheduled to stick around another day, but the House isn’t. That concludes January. February starts out with a bang – 3 days in session for both the House and Senate. Then a week off to recover. After that, both will be in session for 9 days over 3 weeks before taking off another week in advance of the March 18 primary. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.

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We’re up to two lawsuits filed over the pension reform law, with more expected. Two weeks ago, it was the retired teachers who challenged the law. Last week, retired state employees filed their own lawsuit. Both essentially said the pension changes contained in the reform law are unconstitutional, particularly the annual raises in pension benefits. The state retirees’ lawsuit didn’t mince a lot of words. For example, it said previous governors and the General Assembly failed to put enough money into the pension systems, pre%XTRAORDINARY ferring to use them “as ACHIEVEMENTS lenders of last resort and It wouldn’t be fair not using funds ‌ earmarked to note that 2013 was an for pensions to pay for extraordinary year for other pet projects.â€? the General Assembly, Claiming pension money all cheap-shot was diverted jokes aside. to pet projTwo weeks How ever ects is a comago, it was you feel about mon complaint the individual from retirees, the retired issues, think but it may the teachers about what was first time it was who approved: raised in a lawchallenged Pension suit. reform after the [pension Then there’s years of trying. the famous reform] law. Concealed preamble. Last week, carry, also after That’s a multiretired state years of trying. page introducemployees Ditto for tion to the pensame-sex marsion reform bill filed their riage and itself that lays own lawsuit. approval of medout the GenDoug Finke ical marijuana. eral Assembly’s Any one reasons for of those by doing pension itself could be reform, outlindeclared the ing the reforms highlight of an entire themselves, and then session. The General declaring that pension Assembly did all of those reform “will lead to fiscal in a single calendar year. stability for the state and That’s not to downplay its pension systems.â€? the significance of other Well, the retirees didn’t bills that were approved, share that view. like the ban on using In the lawsuit, it said handheld cell phones the preamble to pension while driving or the reform “is pure political changes in sex education theater and not a valid curriculum that were statement of intent, inasalso hard-fought victo- much as it ignores the hisries for their proponents. tory of the state refusing Can the General Assem- to honor its obligations to bly do as well this year? its employees and retirees.â€? Probably not. The lawsuit contends After doing all of that last year, it’s OK to take a the underfunding of the systems by the state “is breather of sorts. Besides, this is an elec- the entire cause of the tion year, and the natural problemâ€? and one that tendency among law- was ignored in the premakers is to steer clear amble written by people of controversial stuff as who underfunded the much as possible. They’ll systems. Not sure whether there have enough problems trying to deal with a bud- is a legal term for calling get that also acknowl- something baloney, but edges that a big part of that’s pretty close to what the income tax hike will the lawsuit is calling the expire halfway through pension reform preamble. the budget year.

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Murray Center case opens in federal court Judge to lawyers: Stick to the issues MCT News Service

CHICAGO – A federal judge began hearing arguments and testimony Tuesday in a lawsuit over whether the state can close its Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia. U.S. District Judge Marvin Aspen has set aside 3 days for hearing the case in the Dirksen federal building in Chicago.

In her opening statement, plaintiff attorney Judy Sherwin said the lawsuit isn’t just about Murray Center, because the case will “determine for many years to come” how Illinois cares for people who have developmental disabilities. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Ioppolo, in his opening, said most states are moving away from institutionalization of people with developmental disabilities. He said it’s the state’s prerogative on whether or

not to close one of its institutions, and it’s the state’s prerogative on whether to operate 15, 10 or five institutions. “This is a state decision. It’s a state judgment. It’s not really one the federal courts will interfere with,” Ioppolo told the judge. Aspen opened the proceedings by warning the lawyers to stick “to the issues” and not to play to the audience. “If anything, it’s going to antagonize me,” he said. Under a format set by the

judge, the attorneys are cross-examining witnesses who already have submitted written affidavits. The first witness called to the stand by the state was Rita Winkeler, who is president of the Murray Parent Association and has an adult son residing at the center. Ioppolo questioned her at length about her claims that state Department of Human Services officials have been indifferent to her son’s residential needs and are “forcing” him into a group home.

Ioppolo asked Winkeler if she’s being a good parent when she refuses to even participate in a state process that assesses Murray residents, to help determine what type of residential setting would be best for Murray residents. “Absolutely,” Winkeler replied, adding that she didn’t want her son to “go through this flawed process.” Ioppolo countered that it’s only an assessment, not a final decision on placement.

Ioppolo also questioned Winkeler about donations the parent group has received from Murray union workers for legal expenses, including one check for $30,000. About 20 supporters of Murray Center are on hand, after being forced by weather conditions to juggle travel arrangements. Some had planned to travel by rail, but weather conditions canceled their trains and forced them to make the drive.

ILLINOIS

State faces Day 2 of deep freeze; temperatures to rise Chicago’s airports cancel almost 1,200 flights Tuesday CHICAGO (AP) – Illinoisans faced a second day of school closures and slippery commutes Tuesday, as dangerously cold conditions kept the state in a deep freeze and wind gusts created new snowdrifts on roads only now being cleared of last weekend’s snow. Temperatures fell to 14 below zero in the St. Louis suburb of Cahokia overnight, but no corner of the state was spared, with thermometers hitting minus12 in the Chicago area, minus11 in Springfield and minus1 in Carbondale, National Weather Service meteorologist Ben Deubelbeiss said. He said temperatures were expected to climb into single digits during the day, but that the wind could make it feel much colder. Emergency officials urged residents to keep taking precautions – and stay home, if possible – until the weather warmed and the roads were clear. “Road conditions are improving, but the majority of roads are still snow- and ice-covered; they’re still very slick and dan-

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An Alton Memorial Ambulance, which was responding to an accident Tuesday with an overturned car, slipped into a snow-covered ditch, on McCoy Road in rural Fosterburg. The paramedics, who were not injured and ultimately were never needed at the crash scene, thought there was a shoulder, but it turned out to be just snow. The ambulance was stuck until help arrived. gerous,” Illinois Department of Transportation spokeswoman Paris Ervin said. She said emergency workers were getting a lot of calls to assist motorists who ended up in ditches or got into fender-benders: “Motor-

ists are just driving too fast for dangerous conditions.” Cold temperatures and winds prevented salt from melting snow and ice from many roadways, stranding 221 travelers in Red Cross shelters through-

out central Illinois overnight, spokeswoman Erin Miller said. She said some “were making the decision to go ahead and go” on Tuesday, but shelters will remain open as long as they’re needed.

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Fifteen warning signs of a potential abuser Dear Abby: When my daughter was 20, she met a guy who 1 minute showered her with roses, and the next would beat her up. She stayed with him, thinking she could change him, and became pregnant. On her 21st birthday, she tried to get away from him. He chased her up the road and went to punch her in the stomach. When she turned to avoid the blow, it landed, hitting the baby in the head and killed the child. Abby, once a beater, always a beater. I hope all women in abusive relationships will see this letter. My daughter is fine now, married and expecting. I pray for the women and girls out there who are going through what she once had to. – Pennsylvania Mom

ment almost immediately. dearABBY 2. Jealous: Excessively Abigail Van possessive; calls conBuren’s (Jeanne stantly or visits unexpectPhillips) edly; prevents you from column going to work because appears “you might meet someduring the week through one;� checks the mileage Universal on your car. Press Syndicate. 3. Controlling: If you are late, interrogates you intensively about whom you talked to and where Dear Pennsylvania you were; keeps all the Mom: I’m glad you money; insists you ask wrote, because your letter reminds me that it has permission to go anywhere or do anything. been some time since I printed the warning signs 4. Unrealistic expectaof an abuser. tions: Expects you to Here they are: be the perfect mate and meet his or her every 1. Pushes for quick need. involvement: Comes on strong, claiming, “I’ve 5. Isolation: Tries to isonever felt loved like this late you from family and by anyone.� An abuser friends; accuses people pressures the new partner who are your supporters of “causing trouble.� The for an exclusive commit-

abuser may deprive you of a phone or car, or try to prevent you from holding a job. 6. Blames others for problems or mistakes: It’s always someone else’s fault if something goes wrong. 7. Makes others responsible for his or her feelings: The abuser says, “You make me angry� instead of “I am angry,� or says, “You’re hurting me by not doing what I tell you.� 8. Hypersensitivity: Is easily insulted, claiming hurt feelings when he or she is really mad. Rants about the injustice of things that are just a part of life. 9. Cruelty to animals or children: Kills or punishes animals brutally. Also might expect children

to do things that are far beyond their ability (whips a 3-year-old for wetting a diaper) or may tease them until they cry. Sixty-five percent of abusers who beat their partners will also abuse children. 10. “Playful� use of force during sex: Enjoys throwing you down or holding you down against your will during sex; finds the idea of rape exciting. 11. Verbal abuse: Constantly criticizes or says blatantly cruel things; degrades, curses, calls you ugly names. This migh also involve sleep deprivation, waking you with relentless verbal abuse. 12. Rigid gender roles: Expects you to serve, obey, remain at home. 13. Sudden mood swings: Switches from

sweet to violent in minutes.

Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Book Club, 12:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Bingo, 1 p.m., Rock Falls American Legion Hall, 712 Fourth Ave. Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252.

Second Wind Entertainers, 1:30 p.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Community cards, 2 p.m., The Meadows of Franklin Grove, 510 N. State St., Franklin Grove, 815456-3000. Kings Kids Club, 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2002 Ninth Ave., Rock Falls, 815-579-1209 or 815-625-4101. Sauk Valley Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-622-8838.

14. Past battering: Admits to hitting a mate in the past, but says the person “made� him (or her) do it. 15. Threats of violence: Says things like, “I’ll break your neck� or “I’ll kill you,� and then dismisses them with, “Everybody talks that way,� or “I didn’t really mean it.� Readers, if you feel you are at risk, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or www. thehotline.org. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Wednesday, Jan. 8 Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Open pool, open cards, open Wii games, and computer lab, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Popcorn and quilting, 8:30 a.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818.

Pool players, 8:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Ave., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Crafting, 9 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Mexican Train Dominoes, 9:30 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3252. Farkle, 10 a.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Lifescape lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging,

100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815288-9236. Sign up by 10 a.m. previous business day. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Organized Wii Bowling games, noon, Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. 500 card game, noon, Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Pinochle, noon, Hub City

Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Sewing after lunch, noon, Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Bingo with the Beukemas, 12:15 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Big Room, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Thursday, Jan. 9 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and Family Planning Services, all by appointment only, Suite 100, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Abuse Changing team, 815625-0338. Twin City Sunrise Rotary, 7 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling. Blood pressure clinic, 8-9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-5625050. TOPS IL 1426, 8:30-9 a.m. weigh-in, meeting at 9 a.m., Coloma Homes, 401 W. 18th St., Rock Falls. Free blood pressure clinic, 8:30-9:30 a.m., The Eureka Inn, 110 E. Third St., Prophetstown. TOPS IL 825, 9-10 a.m. weighin, meeting at 10 a.m., Coventry Activity Center, 612 St. Mary’s Road, Sterling, 815-626-0034. Foot clinic, 9a.m.-2 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Golden K Kiwanis, 9:30 a.m., YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling. American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Halo Branded Solutions, 1980 Industrial Drive, Sterling. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Free blood pressure check, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. First Steps and Beyond for Survivors meeting lunch, 11:30 a.m., Sunrise II Family Restaurant, 101 W. Second St., Byron. Call Serenity Hospice & Home by 10 a.m. Thursday: 815-732-2499. Caregiver Support and Education Group, noon, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, 815-6267333, ext. 317. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 6 p.m., closed, Big Book, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 5:30 p.m., open, beginners; 7 p.m., closed, step, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First

Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open, 12 and 12; 7 p.m., closed, 12 and 12, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. KSB Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m., second floor, Town Square Centre, 102 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2:30 p.m., closed, clearance required, BAAbble on for Life Prison Group, 815-973-6150. Free Naturalization/Immigration Services, 3-5 p.m., Room 1E08, Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2, Dixon, 309-736-7727. American Red Cross blood drive, 3-8 p.m., Tampico United Methodist Church, 202 Lincoln Ave. Appointments: 800-7332767. Alzheimer’s Support Group, 3:30 p.m., Terrace Conference Room, Pinecrest Manor, 414 S. Wesley Ave., Mount Morris, 815734-9069. Narcotics Anonymous, 4-5 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 2611 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, 815625-0013. Alzheimer’s Support Group, 5 p.m., Whiteside Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Whiteside County Chapter 31115, 5:30 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 21491 Hazel Road, Morrison. Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-441-4452. Speak Boldly Toastmasters, 6 p.m., Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St., Sterling. Breast Cancer Networking Group, 6-7 p.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815-2884673. Ladies of the Elks, 6:15 p.m., Wagon Wheel, 1711 W. Fourth St., Sterling. TOPS, 6:30 p.m., Rock Falls United Methodist Church, 210 Fourth Ave., 815- 625-0431. Sons of American Legion Post 12, 6:30 p.m., Legion Post, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815284-2003. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., St. John

Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling. Sterling Optimist Club, 7 p.m., Candlelight Inn, 2907 N. Locust St., Sterling. Whiteside County Natural Area Guardians, 7 p.m., Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St., Morrison, 815-772-3811. 40&8 Promenade, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 12, 1120 W. First St., Dixon, 815-2842003. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, and Ala-Non, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave., Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open, Big Book, Rolling Hills Center, 201 state Route 64, Lanark. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, St. Anne Church, 401 N. Cherry St., Morrison. Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus practice, 7:30 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 603 W. 10th St., 815-284-7569. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, United Steelworkers, 502 Woodburn Ave., Sterling. Volunteer Care Center of Lee County, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Appointment: 815-284-9555. Friday, Jan. 10 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and Family Planning Services, all by appointment only,

Suite 100, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. CAFE (Coffee and Friends Etc.) bereavement support group, 9-10 a.m., Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 S. state Route 2, Oregon. Call 815-7322499 before 4 p.m. Thursday. If no one calls, the meeting will be canceled. Sterling Hearing Aid Center representative, 9 a.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 9:3011:30 a.m., Oliver’s Corner Market, 748 N. Brinton Ave., Dixon. Bingo, 9:30-11 a.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. Bible study, 10 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Narcotics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, 403 13th Ave., Sterling. American Red Cross platelet drive, 9a.m.-3:30 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointments: 815-625-0382 or 800733-2767. Blood pressure check, 11 a.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton, 815-589-3925. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open; 10:30 p.m., open, candlelight, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed,

It’s Your Meeting; 8 p.m., open, Grapevine, back door, 1503 First Ave., Rock Falls. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed; 10 p.m., open, candlelight, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Mercy Nursing free blood pressure clinic, noon-1:30 p.m., County Market, 1380 N. Galena Ave., Dixon. Medicare class, 1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling. Registration: 815-622-9230. Presentation on learning to use smartphones and computers, 3 p.m., Whiteside County

Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Grief Support Group, 3 p.m., Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., 815-946-3818. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., open; 7 p.m., Al-Anon, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 960 U.S. Route 52, Amboy. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. Second St. Reformers Unanimous Addiction Abstinence Program, 7-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 24 N. Mason Ave., Amboy, 815-8572682. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, First Congregational Church, 218 E. Third St., Prophetstown. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., closed, Church of God, 816 S. Clay St., Mount Carroll.

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Over the last 30 years, Good has written 15 cookbooks, including seven for a slow-cooker series called “Fix-It and Forget-It.” In 2002, without advertising or marketing, that first “Fix-It” cookbook was the topselling trade paperback in the country. (With 5 million sold, it remains one of the best-selling cookbooks ever.) That same year, the second “Fix-It” was 15th on the list. In 2013, Good released two more in the series, one with the American Diabetes Association. Another is due out in fall. “You have to be careful,”

she says, anticipating a visitor’s question. “If you bring them out too fast, you can cannibalize yourself.” In all, this modest, selftaught home cook has sold more than 11 million cookbooks. Yet she remains unknown to all but her fans, people who, as Good puts it, “cook because they must.” “I’m not a celebrity. I’ve never been invited on a TV cooking show,” Good acknowledges, although she’s a regular on QVC. She explains: “My heart is with people who want to feed their families at home, who work, whose kids’ schedules are crazy,

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During a lengthy interview for this article, she lost track of time, and while the apples and sweet potatoes in the pot still had nice texture, the pork loin was dry. “Pork is particularly susceptible to drying out,” Good says. “You need to get to know your cooker. It takes some dancing to get used to.” Good has some advice: Make the first recipe in your new slow-cooker on a day when you’re at home. Cook it for the shortest amount of time the recipe calls for, check to see if it’s done, and adjust accordingly. Write your findings next to the recipe, for next time. By then, you can just “fix it and forget it.”

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makes you uncomfortable. Adopting a healthy lifestyle gives you the energy, the strength, and the positive attitude to deal with life’s ups and downs. A healthy eating plan is one that includes daily servings of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat or nonfat dairy products. Limit sweets like pies, cookies, cake, candy, sodas, and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Combine beans or legumes with grains a couple of times each

week for meatless meals. Try for a couple of fish meals each week (not fried), and cut back on red meat. Include healthy fats from olive and canola oil, nuts and avocados. For good health, try for 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week. Five 30-minute walks each day will do it, or some other form of activity that raises your heart rate and makes you breathe harder. Wouldn’t it be great if what it meant to be a “normal� person was

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Unemployment benefits bill clears hurdle Obama applauds vote advancing measure WASHINGTON (AP) – White House-backed legislation to renew jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle Tuesday, raising the prospect of a mid-winter compromise to ease the impact of the recession on the long-term unemployed. “Let’s get it done,” President Barack Obama exhorted lawmakers at the White House shortly after the vote. The vote was 60-37 to limit debate on the 3-month legislation, with a half-dozen Republicans siding with the Democrats on the test vote. At the same time, the Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said he and his rank and file would seek changes so the bill’s $6.4 billion cost would not add to deficits. Senate Democrats have so far rejected that approach, although there were signs they would eventually yield. Shortly after the Senate vote, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, issued a statement expressing views similar to McConnell’s. Almost simultane-

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President Barack Obama speaks about unemployment benefits Tuesday during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The president applauded a Senate vote advancing legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. ously, a senior Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer of New York, signaled a willingness to consider changes to offset the impact of the bill on the deficit, calling that “the second-best option.” The vote came at the dawn of an election year in which the two parties have made it clear they intend to battle for the support of millions of voters who have suffered economically through the worst recession

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in decades and the slow, plodding recovery that followed. The political phrase is income disparity – the difference between the rich and the economically squeezed. In pocketbook terms, Democrats chose first to seek an extension of long-term jobless benefits, to be followed by a proposal to increase the minimum wage that many Republicans also are expected to oppose.

Among the GOP proposals is a suspension in the requirement to purchase health insurance under “Obamacare,” a change that would potentially save billions of dollars in federal subsidies to the lower-income. As drafted, the unemployment bill would restore between 14 weeks and 47 weeks of benefits averaging $256 weekly to an estimated 1.3 million long-term jobless who were affected when the program expired Dec. 28. Without action by Congress, thousands more each week would feel the impact as their state-funded benefits expire, generally after 26 weeks. In remarks on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada noted that a recent spate of positive economic news doesn’t “match the darker reality” of the lives of millions. “They sit at the kitchen table, if they’re lucky and have a kitchen table to sit. They’re juggling bills.” McConnell countered: “Yes, we should work on solutions to support those who are out of work through no fault of their own. “But there is no excuse to pass unemployment insurance leg-

islation without also finding ways to create good, stable, high-paying jobs – and also trying to find the money to pay for it. So what I’m saying is, let’s support meaningful job creation measures, and let’s find a way to pay for these ... benefits so we’re not adding to an already unsustainable debt.” Within minutes of the vote, Boehner issued a statement that echoed McConnell’s remarks on the Senate floor. “One month ago, I personally told the White House that another extension of temporary emergency unemployment benefits should not only be paid for but include something to help put people back to work,” he said. “To date, the president has offered no such plan. If he does, I’ll be happy to discuss it.” At the White House, Obama, too, sided with victims of the recession. “These aren’t folks who are just sitting back, waiting for things to happen,” he said. “They’re out there actively looking for work.” “Voting for unemployment insurance helps people and creates jobs. And voting against it does not.”


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New rankings The undefeated Newman Comets boys basketball team receieved a No. 4 ranking in Class 2A in the latest AP Poll released Tuesday. They weren’t the only locals listed. Check out new polls on B5.

With Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith joining Team Canada, there are now 10 Blackhawks dispersed to various rosters for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Let’s get ready to rumble Dukes, Warriors eager to get back on mat after break BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

It’s finally time for the Dixon and Sterling wrestling teams to dust off their singlets and get down to business. The Dukes and Golden Warriors haven’t had much mat time of late, but that will change tonight when they tangle at Musgrove Fieldhouse. It begins with a handful of junior varsity bouts at 6 p.m., with the varsity slated to begin at about Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com 6:30 p.m. Dixon’s Trent Brinkmeyer will lead the Dukes against their rivals The match was originally from Sterling tonight at Musgrove Fieldhouse. The dual will be a scheduled for Tuesday, but was good tune-up for both teams after a long layoff because of the postponed due to inclement holidays. weather.

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When: 6 p.m. today Where: Musgrove Fieldhouse Note: The Dakota & ErieProphetstown at Newman triangular slated for tonight has been moved to Jan. 21 in Erie. Dixon’s last action was on Dec. 19, against LaSalle-Peru, while the Golden Warriors last took to the mat on Dec. 27, against Morton, Morris and Alleman. “Hopefully we’ll respond well to the time off,” Dixon coach Chris Bishop said. “We had

a lot of bumps and bruises to heal up, and I think the guys are ready to go. They are refreshed, both in body and mind.” As of Tuesday night, there is only one planned forfeit, at 106 pounds, a weight class the Dukes cannot fill. Bishop thinks one of the key bouts will be at 195 pounds, where the Dukes’ Connor Sperling is slated to face the Golden Warriors’ Bryant Lilly. “They’re at about the same level,” he said, “and that could be a pretty intense match.”

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Engle, Sanderson to be inducted Saturday

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Two longtime area track coaches will be inducted, along with five others, into the Illinois Track & Cross Country Coaches Association ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Park-River Forest High School. Irv Sanderson began his coaching career in 1961. For most of that time, he was the track coach for the Erie-Prophetstown co-op. From 19691989, he coached Prophetstown’s cross country team. Th cross country teams qualified for state three times. In 1981, his team won district and placed third at state. In track, he coached 11 conference championship teams and two sectional championship teams. At state, he coached 28 individual place-winners, including five state champions, and eight relay place-winners. His team placed fourth in Class A in 1975. Doug Engle was one of the state’s most successful throws coaches in his 20 years at Oregon. Engle coached 64 state qualifiers, 16 of whom earned all-state honors. In six of his seasons, Engle coached at least four different athletes to the state meet. One year, he qualified six. He also won the ITCCCA’s assistant coach of the year award in 1999. Other inductees are Derrick Calhoun (Chicago Morgan), David Jokisch (Carlinville), Jim Martin (Wheaton North), John McInerney (Eastern Illinois University) and Pete Struck (Rich Township and Carl Sandburg).

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Greg Maddux will likely be voted into the MLB Hall of Fame. The former Cubs and Braves pitcher could receive the highest percentage of votes ever, but he will not be a unanimous choice.

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NEW YORK – Greg Maddux could break a 22-year-old record today, though he won’t become the first unanimous selection in the history of the baseball writers’ Hall of Fame ballot. When Tom Seaver received 425 of 430 votes in 1992, his 98.84 percentage topped the mark set by Ty Cobb in 1936. A dominant pitcher when offense ruled in the Steroids Era, Maddux has a chance to enter Cooperstown with a little extra bit of fame.

Other good bets s7HILEGreg Maddux seems a slam dunk to be voted into Hall of Fame today, other first time candidates Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas (left) also seem likely to get the call. “I just have never come across any human being, whether they’re a voter or just a fan, that doesn’t think Greg Maddux is a Hall of Famer and one of the greatest pitchers who ever pitched,” the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo said Tuesday. “I can’t imagine someone not voting for him. So I would guess that he’s going to break Seaver’s record.” RECORD CONTINUED ON B4

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ow that’s the way to tank a season. Beep, beep, make way for the Bulls’ “We’re Not Going to Tank” bandwagon as it screams down the lottery express lanes. The Bulls traded the regularly injured Luol Deng, one of their three most important players along with the regularly injured Derrick Rose and the regularly injured Joakim Noah. Rose suffered another season-ending injury, which ended the faint championship hopes of a team worse than the Heat and Pacers, and that fired up the “We’re Not Going to Tank” bandwagon. And thanks to the Cavaliers, the Bulls have made the perfect trade for a team trying to tank, even if they said they weren’t trying to. They traded a starter for nobody who could help now. The Bulls got a first-round draft pick. Sorta. Maybe, maybe not. It’s conditional, and it might turn into a secondround pick like the other picks the Bulls received, along with the useless Andrew Bynum, who was cut before the trade was even announced, I believe. Tuesday was the deadline that guaranteed the second half of Bynum’s silly $12.3 million contract, so the Bulls couldn’t wait to say see ya. ROSENBLOOM CONTINUED ON B3

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HONOLULU â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Zach Johnson plays good golf. He just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to hear about it. A few years back, Tiger Woods was talking about a small group of players he considered to be good putters when he mentioned Johnson. Told about this, Johnson laughed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He only thinks Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a good putter because he only sees me on TV,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said that day in 2007 at Carnoustie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the only time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on TV is when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m playing well. And when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m playing well, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m putting well.â&#x20AC;? The normal guy from Cedar Rapids â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how Johnson described himself when he won the Masters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has never looked at himself as anything special. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no denying the record. Already one of the more underrated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if not underappreciated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; players in golf, Johnson picked up his 11th win on the PGA Tour when he matched the best score of the final round Monday with a 7-under 66 to win the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. That sent him to a career-best No. 7 in the world. It should be noted that before the tournament began, Johnson ran into caddie Lance Bennett and told him, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never play well here.â&#x20AC;? Good players can win anywhere. Johnson is the latest pea shooter in this era

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Zach Johnson, seen here with the trophy after winning the Tournament of Champions on Monday in Kapalua, Hawaii, has won 11 PGA Tour events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including the 2007 Masters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and earned more than $31 million in career earnings. of power to show there is still no substitute for crisp iron play, superb wedges, and great putting. Justin Leonard has won 12 times, including the British Open and two playoff losses in the majors. Luke Donald became the first player to win the money title on the PGA Tour and European Tour in the same season when he rose to No. 1 in the world, a position he held longer than Vijay

Singh, Nick Price and (so far) Rory McIlroy. The difference among those three is their pedigree. Leonard was a star at Texas who won the U.S. Amateur, and is in that elite group of players who never had to go to Q-school. Donald won an NCAA title at Northwestern. Johnson played at Drake. He went through two cars â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both Dodge

Intrepids â&#x20AC;&#x201C; driving to places like Beatrice, Neb., and Salina, Kan., while trying to convince himself he could play this game for a living. He toiled on the Teardrop Tour, the Dakotas Tour, and even something called the Prairie Tour. He was that scrappy little kid on the basketball court who wiped down the sole of his sneakers before crouching to play defense. He played four sports in high school because he loved to compete. Johnson started running out of options when everyone outgrew him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The question I always get is, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How did I pick golf?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Golf picked me,â&#x20AC;? Johnson once said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a way to level the playing field. You could get away with finesse and strategy versus power.â&#x20AC;? Get away with it? He thrives on it. Woods, Mickelson and Singh are the only players who have more PGA Tour wins since Johnson since he joined the tour in 2004.

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Less than 2 weeks after reconstructive right knee surgery in February 2013, Lindsey Vonn already was sounding a positive note, saying she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;really looking forward to Sochiâ&#x20AC;? and defending her Olympic downhill gold medal. Along the way to the next Winter Games, though, Vonn began facing more setbacks. As sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d move past one, another would surface. In the end, it was too much, even for Vonn, the most accomplished U.S. ski racer in history. Expected to be one of the biggest stars at the upcoming Games, Vonn announced Tuesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; exactly 1 month before the opening ceremony â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to race in Russia. In a Facebook posting, Vonn said she is â&#x20AC;&#x153;devastatedâ&#x20AC;? to miss the Olympics, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level.â&#x20AC;? Her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement the 29-year-old from Vail, Colo., will have knee surgery again â&#x20AC;&#x153;shortly.â&#x20AC;? Like many in her risk-filled sport, Vonn has dealt with injuries often, particularly at major events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s come back. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be back,â&#x20AC;? Vonnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Alan Kildow, said in a telephone interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see a lot of Lindsey Vonn in the future.â&#x20AC;? Vonn left the 2010 Vancouver Games with two medals: the first Olympic downhill gold for an American woman, and a bronze in the super-G. She is also a fourtime overall World Cup champion, by far the most recognized

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Skier Lindsey Vonn, seen here with her gold medal during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, will miss the Sochi Games next month to undergo her third surgery to her right knee in the last 12 months. name in Alpine skiing at the moment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and, as it happens, the girlfriend of Tiger Woods. To those in the world of skiing, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt about the sportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important athlete of late. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without Lindsey Vonn, the races are just not the same,â&#x20AC;? Canadian womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alpine coach Hugues Ansermoz said last month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She just attracts so much interest. When Lindsey Vonn is here, there are more people coming to watch the race, there is more interest on TV, more journalists are interested.â&#x20AC;? But Vonn has rarely been present on the elite skiing circuit the past 12 months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL,â&#x20AC;? Vonn said Tuesday via Facebook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the World Championships at home in Vail next February,â&#x20AC;? she wrote.

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At Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s morning shootaround at the United Center, players were clearly stunned and despondent over the unexpected trade of Luol Deng. By the time fans trudged out into icy darkness, the Bulls had channeled that emotion into an energetic performance, downing the Suns 92-87 for their third straight victory, and sixth in their last eight games. Of course, this marked the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first effort without Deng, the longest-tenured Bull and one of the most well-liked and respected teammates. The Bulls responded with an against-all-odds performance that defined last season. With Derrick Rose out for the season, Carlos Boozer missing his second straight game with a sore right knee, and Marquis Teague still on a Development League assignment, the Bulls dressed just nine players. When Mike Dunleavy hyperextended his right elbow and retreated to the locker room in the third quarter, Benny the Bull couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve started warming up. Instead, Taj Gibsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 19 points led five players in double figures, and the Bulls cooled off a hot Suns team that was forced to fly from Phoenix on Tuesday because they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t secure a charter plane on Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the one thing our team does well is they play for each other,â&#x20AC;? coach Tom Thibodeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change. We have core beliefs. We value work. We value togetherness, and we value performance. So the challenge for everyone is to lock into chasing excellence.â&#x20AC;?

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Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy (left) knocks the ball out of the hands of Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the first half Tuesday in Chicago. The Bulls won 92-87. Gibson added 10 rebounds as the Bulls enjoyed a 50-41 rebounding edge. Joakim Noah contributed 14 points and 16 rebounds. Dunleavy started for Deng and flirted with a double-double in just 29 minutes. The big beneficiary from Dengâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absence was rookie Tony Snell, whose 12 points featured back-to-back 3-pointers early in the fourth for a 13-point lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told Tony that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to learn, and to use what Lu taught you before he left, and be ready to step in and play,â&#x20AC;? Gibson said.

The Suns, led by Goran Dragicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21 points, rallied to pull within four. But Kirk Hinrich sank a huge 3-pointer with just over 2 minutes left for an 88-81 lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing really changes,â&#x20AC;? Thibodeau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already gone through a number of games this season without [Deng]. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve dealt with Derrick being out, Jo [Noah] being out, Lu being out before. How quickly can we adapt? We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel sorry ourselves. This is all part of it. We have good players. We have to get it done.â&#x20AC;?

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The deal doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bring the Bulls a lot in return, but Deng wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to take the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; latest contract extension offer, and the Bulls had no chance to win a title even if he did. So, dumping Deng was the only option. They have to miss the playoffs and grab a lottery slot in what is expected to be the deepest lottery in years. Trading Deng and cutting Bynum were important for money reasons, as well. The Bulls had to get under the luxury tax, which is a penalty for teams that overpay for being good. The Bulls stink, and needed to get worse. They need to get worse still. That will take some doing in an Eastern Conference thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more laughable than the NFC North, but this is a big step in falling backward. The thing to watch now is Tom Thibodeau. The Bulls dumped one of Thibodeauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite players â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the one he seemed to view as the most versatile in the NBA. This follows Bulls general manager Gar Forman unilaterally firing Thibodeau assistant coach Ron Adams

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last summer, a major no-no. Coaches get to pick their assistants. Coaches get to fire their assistants. In the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; case, the GM whacked the assistant, making a rocky GM-coach relationship worse. And now, the Deng trade could make the whole thing very messy. Will Thibodeau walk? Will he force the Bulls to fire him? Thibodeau is all about winning. He always says the Bulls have more than enough to win, even when they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t now. Another happy byproduct of the Deng deal is that it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just hurt the Bulls on the floor because it costs them

a starter, but it also likely will upset the players who are stuck here. They have to see this for the selfinflicted wound that it is. Players will look at the standings and think, wait, the Cavs are worse than us and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to win now, so why are we quitting on the season? Players likely will be angry that the whole thing is about getting rid of money and getting better in the future instead of right now, when the remaining players are supposed to suit up

for games that are supposed to matter. Yes. Well. Tough noogies. Like I always say about tanking teams: Unhappy players make for happy lottery teams. The Bulls arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about winning now, thank goodness. They wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t admit it. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll spin it some other way. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a crock. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about losing and saving money and getting lucky in the draft. Players will hate that. Fans should love it. Problem is, they still might win some games, because the decimated Bulls remain better than some of the garbage that NBA teams are foisting on fans. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s me, but if the Bulls are going to amnesty Carlos Boozer next summer anyway, then why wait? Do it now. Stink like you mean it. Either way, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Not Going to Tankâ&#x20AC;? bandwagon moved the Bulls closer to a championship, because it moved them closer to the lottery. Beep, beep.

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Maddux going for COLLEGE FOOTBALL | BCS CHAMPIONSHIP Two-minute warning heeded Seaverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record RECORD

Pittsburgh Press, and freelance writer Bob Hunter. They all submitted blank ballots to protest the deciMaddux is among three sion by the Hall of Fame high-profile players on board of directors to bar the Baseball Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pete Rose from the vote Association of America because of his lifetime ban ballot for the first time, from baseball following a joined by former Atlanta gambling probe. Braves teammate Tom Retired writers Deane Glavine and Chicago McGowen and Bud White Sox slugger Frank Tucker also did not vote Thomas. for Seaver. Holdovers include Craig â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it had cost Seaver Biggio, who topped votanything, yeah, I probing at 68 percent last ably would regret it at year, 39 votes short of the some level, but it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t 75 percent needed for really cost him anything,â&#x20AC;? election. It was only the Hagen, now with MLB. second time in 4 decades com, said Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He the BBWAA failed to elect still got the highest vote anyone. [percentage] total ever, Ken Gurnick of MLB. and he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been com, a former reporter for unanimous anyway.â&#x20AC;? the Los Angeles Herald Eighth on the wins list Examiner, said Tuesday with a 355-227 record and the only player he voted a 3.16 ERA over 23 seafor was Jack Morris, on the sons, Maddux won four writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ballot for the 15th consecutive Cy Young and final time after falling Awards from 1992-95 and 42 votes shy last year. a record 18 Gold Gloves â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exclude with the Chicago Cubs, Maddux. I excluded Atlanta, the Los Angeles everybody from that era, Dodgers and San Diego. everybody from the An eight-time All-Star, he Steroid Era,â&#x20AC;? Gurnick won at least 13 games in said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about 20 straight seasons. Greg Maddux, it was Among pitchers with about the entire era. I just 3,000 innings whose donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who did and careers began in 1921 or who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? later â&#x20AC;&#x201C; after the Dead Ball Gurnick said Morris Era â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Madduxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1.80 walks also was the only player per nine innings is second he voted for in 2013, only to Robin Robertsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and added he intends to 1.73, according to STATS. abstain in future elections. Glavine, a 10-time Allâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people quibble Star and a two-time Cy over when the era starts, Young winner, was 305but the bulk of his career 203 over 22 seasons. At was in my opinion well the induction ceremony before all of the widein Cooperstown on July spread use of perfor27, Maddux and Glavine mance-enhancing drugs,â&#x20AC;? figure to join their former Gurnick said of Morris. manager Bobby Cox, Given that 569 ballots elected last month by the were submitted in 2013, expansion-era commitMaddux likely could be tee, along with Joe Torre omitted from six this year and Tony La Russa. and still break Seaverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A two-time AL MVP, record. Thomas hit .301 with 521 Back in 1992, Seaver was homers and 1,704 RBIs left off by Paul Hagen of in 19 seasons with the the Philadelphia Daily White Sox, Toronto and News, Bob Hertzel of The Oakland. CONTINUED FROM B1

Winston learns from being pulled from practice day before trip BY KAREEM COPELAND !SSOCIATED0RESS

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was thrilled with the way Jameis Winston ran the 2-minute drill to win the BCS national championship. That wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the case leading up to the big game. Fisher says he kicked the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback out of the final practice before the Seminoles left Florida to travel to California. Fisher says he took issue with how Winston was performing during a 2-minute drill and sent the quarterback to the locker room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thing about 2-minute that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be real careful of, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about you,â&#x20AC;? Fisher said Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can get so involved that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to win the game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the key is to use all the weapons around you. He did that in that game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The mindset that you have to have, which he had all year, I just saw it drifting,â&#x20AC;? he said. On Monday night, Winston led the top-ranked Seminoles on an 80-yard drive inside the Rose Bowl. He threw a 2-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left to beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 and finish off a perfect season for Florida State. Fisher said the two came away from that practice in Florida with a better understanding of each

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Before running the 2-minute drill flawlessly to beat Auburn in the BCS championship game Monday night, Heisman Trophy-winning Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was pulled out of that portion of a practice once during bowl preparation. other. Fisher, however, has the final say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to be the king,â&#x20AC;? Fisher said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the king one day. When heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in pro ball, he might have thrown the coach out. But the thing about it, though, he waited for me to get off the field and we had a long discussion and we had

it out. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an unbelievable guy to be able to process and transition and go right back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just a point I thought I needed to make to him at the present time as a young guy, and like I say, sometimes you have to be their coach. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be their friend,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Rivalry match good way to restart season RUMBLE

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Sterling coach Charlie Bishop, Chrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brother, looks at a potential 126pound bout between the Golden Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Zach DePuy and the Dukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jake Johnson as being of particular importance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the key match of the night,â&#x20AC;? Bishop said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of the matches, I think, are going to be one-sided

one way or the other, but that one should be interesting.â&#x20AC;? The Golden Warriors are ranked 18th in the latest Illinois Matmen poll, while the Dukes are unranked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a tough dual,â&#x20AC;? Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bishop said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dixon is strong in the middle weights, and if we can hold our own there, I think our overall depth should be enough for us to get the win.â&#x20AC;? The match will serve as

a springboard for both teams. The Dukes will go to the Princeton Invite on Saturday, annually one of the top Class 1A tournaments in the state. The next weekend, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s off to the Geneseo Invite, another top test. Sterling will venture to the Sycamore Invite on Saturday, then the Batavia Invite the following weekend. After that, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Northern Illinois Big 12 Tournament, slated for Jan. 25 at

Musgrove Fieldhouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a good dual to start off the second half of the season,â&#x20AC;? Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bishop said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a rivalry match, so everybody is going to be into it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a fun night.â&#x20AC;? An added treat will have the Bishop brothers, each accomplished wrestlers at Dixon a little more than a decade ago, taking to the mat for a post-match bout. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve split decisions the past 2 years.


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TUESDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD Boys basketball AP Poll Class 4A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Stevenson (8) 13-0 87 4 2. Chicago Heights 11-1 76 2 #URIE     3IMEON     7HITNEY9OUNG     6. Edwardsville 12-0 47 6 :ION"ENTON    Â&#x2C6; !LTON    Â&#x2C6; &REMD    Â&#x2C6; "OYLAN     Others receiving votes: St. Viator 7. 3T2ITA,OYOLA0ROVISO%AST%AST St. Louis 4. Aurora West 3. Rock Island 2. Ottawa 1. Class 3A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Springfield Lanphier (7) 13-0 97 4 -ORGAN0ARK     3. Lincoln 12-0 89 8 .ORTH#HICAGO     4#ENTRALIA    Â&#x2C6; /RR     "OGAN     8. Cahokia 9-4 32 2 .ORMAL5NIVERSITY    4 10. Limestone 12-2 26 10 Others receiving votes: Champaign Centennial 13. Carbondale 13. WestchesTER 3T *OSEPH  0EORIA -ANUAL  #HATHAM'LENWOOD&ENWICK"ELVIDERE Althoff Catholic 4. Harlan 3. Metamora 3. Chicago Vocational 2. Alton Marquette 1. Class 2A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Rockridge (14) 14-0 140 T1 2. Monmouth-Roseville 12-1 106 4 0ROVIDENCE 3T-EL     4. Newman    Â&#x2C6; "ISMARCK (ENNING    Â&#x2C6; 3T*OSEPH /GDEN     7ARRENSBURG ,ATHAM    Â&#x2C6; 8. Teutopolis 9-3 41 7 3T4ERESA    Â&#x2C6; 10. Harrisburg 9-2 20 10 T10. Kewanee 10-3 20 10 T10. Winnebago 9-2 20 10 Others receiving votes: Nashville 19. "LOOMINGTON #ENTRAL #ATHOLIC  "REESE #ENTRAL(ALES&RANCISCAN0ETERSBURG 0/24!-T#ARMEL0AXTON "UCKLEY Loda 2. Clifton Central 1. Class 1A School W-L Pts Prv 0AYSON 3EYMOUR     2. Mounds Meridian (2) 11-1 101 3 3. Madison 8-2 87 9 #OLFAX2IDGEVIEW    Â&#x2C6; 7ATERLOO'IBAULT     "RIMFIELD    Â&#x2C6; 7. Wethersfield (1) 12-1 43 T10 8. Eastland 9-2 37 2 9. St. Anne 9-3 34 4 -OOSEHEART     Others receiving votes: Arthur-Lovington 32. Woodlawn 23. Polo 23. Springfield Lutheran 22. Nokomis 17. Henry 13. !LTAMONT0UTNAM#OUNTY-ILFORD Illini Central 6. Greenfield 6. Sidell-Salt Fork  /KAWVILLE  %FFINGHAM 3T !NTHONY  #ISSNA0ARK)LLINI"LUFFS Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result at the Blackhawk Center

STILLMAN VALLEY 64, OREGON 60 STILLMAN VALLEY (2-7, 1-2) 4REVOR'ERIC  #ONNER-C.AMES   +EATON7EBER  *ACOB(OEY 4 3-6 11, Kameron Lindsey 1 1-2 3, Kyle Hartzell 1 0-0 3, Matt Lewis 0 0-0 0, Ethan Roberts 1 1-2 3. Totals: 19 23-32 64. OREGON (4-11, 0-3 BNC West) Skylar Short 2 0-0 4, Jessie McKinley 10   $ONOVAN2OBY  "ILLY(EEG     *ARRICK /RSTEAD     -ATT Murray 0 0-0 0, Josh Drew 0 0-0 0, Trevor Otten 3 0-0 7. Totals: 23 12-18 60. 3TILLMAN     Â&#x2C6;  /REGON     Â&#x2C6;  3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stillman 3 (McNames 2, Hartzell), Oregon 2 (McKinley, Otten).

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Keith Appling made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 29 seconds left, and finished with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help No. 5 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 72-68 in overtime Tuesday night after MSU blew a 17-point lead in the second half. The Spartans (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) led 55-38 and the Buckeyes (15-1, 2-1) forced overtime with a 20-3 run to close regulation. Ohio State entered the day as one of six unbeaten teams in Division I. Aaron Craftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s threepoint play with 2:02 left in the second half, and his layup â&#x20AC;&#x201C; after throwing an inbounds pass off Adreian Payneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backside â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with a minute left pulled Ohio State within one. Payne made one of two free throws on the ensuing possession, allowing Amir Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; putback dunk with 19 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime. Ohio State scored the first points of the extra period, taking its first lead since it was ahead 19-17, but gave up some pivotal 3-pointers. Michigan State redshirt freshman Kenny Kaminski made a season-high third 3-pointer to break a tie with 2:40 left in overtime, and Payne connected on a shot beyond the arc on the Spartansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; next possession. Appling made two free throws with 14.4 seconds left to give Michigan State a three-point lead, and Ohio Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marc Loving missed an offbalance 3-pointer with 3 seconds left. Appling made one of two free throws with 1 second to go. The Buckeyes had a season-high 21 turnovers, leading to them not having a doubledigit scorer until there were fewer than 4 minutes left in regulation. Sam Thompson finished with 18 points, including six straight late in regulation, and Loving scored 10 points. Payne didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start because of a right foot

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No. 9 Iowa St. 87, No. 7 Baylor 72: DeAndre Kane

had a season-high 30 points with nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals as ninth-ranked Iowa State rolled past No. 7 Baylor in Ames, Iowa, setting a school record with its 14th straight win. Melvin Ejim added 18 points for the Cyclones (14-0, 2-0 Big 12), who outscored Baylor 47-34 in the second half and rolled to a surprisingly decisive win over a fellow Big 12 title contender. Kane had 17 points in the first half, helping his struggling teammates take a two-point lead. The rest of the Cyclones got on track early in the second half, blowing past the Bears with a 28-12 run to secure their most impressive win of the season.

Gary Franklin and Brady Heslip both had 15 points for Baylor (12-2, 0-1).

Green Bay 98, Chicago St. 62: Dixon native Matt

Ross scored 18 points for the Cougars in a home loss to the Phoenix. Keifer Sykes and Alec Brown combined for 41 points for Green Bay (12-3).

Creighton 81, DePaul 62: Doug McDermott

scored 19 points and played after an injury scare to his left shoulder, keeping Creighton unbeaten in the Big East Conference with a win in Chicago. McDermott, a two-time consensus All-American, briefly left the game with 1:24 remaining in the first half after appearing to jam his left shoulder after colliding with DePaulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peter Ryckbosch. DePaul (8-8, 0-3) was led by Brandon Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24 points, and also got 16 from Cleveland Melvin. DePaul shot just 40.4 percent (23 of 57) on its way to its fourth loss in five games.

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LOVELAND MUSEUM... Are you interested in Dixon and local history, Civil War, Blackhawk War? Are you a people person? We are looking for people like you to help host our Museum one or more days a month. The Museum is open Thurs. & Fri. 9-2, Sat. 103. Interested? Please stop at the main office at the Loveland Community House between 8-4 Mon. thru Fri. to pick up an application and learn more. 513 W. Second St. 815-284 2741 lovelandcommunity house.org.

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As we approach our 30th anniversary year the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home hopes to move forward with a very special commemorative project. We are in need of skilled volunteers who would like to help plan and build a selection of bird houses. If you are handy with a blueprint and tools, we would love to hear from you. Please call Brandi or Heather at the Reagan Home for details. 815-2885176 CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a child’s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com Kreider Services is looking for volunteers in several programs. 1) Early Intervention (children under 3 yrs old)- entails preparation for play group sessions and assisting with outings. M & W 8am – noon 2) Recreation program looking for people to help with outings or Special Olympics 3) Arts and Crafts helpers. If interested, please call Becky at 288-6691 ext 280 or stop into Kreider front desk for an application. Kreider mission: People reaching their fullest potential.

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ROCK FALLS 1BR basement apt. incl. appl, & utilities. 4 mi E. of Rock Falls $400 mo. + $400 dep. 815-535-5205 1BR, $375/mo. Hampton Apts. 815-625-7043 1BR, $425 mo, includes util. East Rt. 30. 815-508-2345 2-3BR, on the river, applcs. No pets. $500/mo. + dep. 815-622-4344

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2 BR, corner of E. 2nd St. & 9th Ave., by upper dam, C/A, basement, W/D Hookups. $365/mo. + dep., Avail. Now! 563370-1969 4BR Duplex, $675/ mo. Call 815-9736768. Apts. No pets. Call 815-716-0367. New & Improved 1&2BR $500. No pets. 630327-7046. New & Improved 2BR $500. No pets. 630-3277046. Nice LG 2br, stove & refrig. $575 + dep. 815-631-6678 Park Setting, newer 2BR, L/R, garage, NS, 1 floor, near CGH, energy efficient, 1832 2nd Ave., $585/mo. 815-499-0199. Sinnissippi Townhomes First Mo. Free! Spacious 2 BR. 2 story townhomes. Central air, good location. Laundry hookup. (815)6261130.

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3BR, 1ba. NE side. $695/mo. 815-9736768. 7054 Rock Nation Rd. Newer 2 story home on Rock River. All applcs. incl. 2BR, 1ba., 2 car garage. $800/ mo. 815-994-0777. Brick Bungalow 2BR, 1BA, 2 car garage. Lg. fenced backyard, $650/ mo. + dep. & lease. 815-973-2105. For Rent Condominium On the River Boat Dock Incl. 2 BR 2BA Upper 1400 sq. ft. 1 Car garage Snow removal Lawn care $925/mo. + util. Lease-opt to buy 815-378-2151

FRANKLIN GROVE 1 Story, 2BR, C/A attached garage, newer updates, laundry hookups, NO PETS! $575mo. 815-677-2383

MORRISON 3 BR, 2 BA country home on 16 acres, hunting rights included. $900 per month. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty (815) 7722728.

POLO 3BR, corner lot, $575/mo. + dep. 815-564-7371

Completely remodeled 2 BR, located 1 ½ mi. outside RF, on 3 acre lot w/ use of a 35 acre lake. $900mo. All utilities inc. No pets. Call 815-626-2145 Edon Apts. 2BR, $480 mo., $400 dep. Refs. req. No 815-537dogs. 9190, 815-4413999.

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IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: ZACHARY JOHN KUBIAK, A Minor. 2013 MR 107 PUBLICATION NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE is given that on February 19, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., the parties will appear before the Honorable Daniel Fish and petition for the change of the name of ZACHARY JOHN KUBIAK to that of ZACHARY JOHN KOLTUNCHIK, pursuant to the statute (735 ILCS 5/21101 et al.) in such case made and provided. Dated: January 3, 2014 BY: David W. Mandrgoc Attorney for Petitioner David W. Mandrgoc Attorney for Petitioner 115 West First Street Suite 30 Dixon, IL 61021 Telephone: (815) 284-7777 Fax: (815) 284-7556 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF CATHY LANDIS, Deceased. No. 13 P 146 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of CATHY L. LANDIS. Letters of Office were issued to ALAN F. LANDIS, 7112 Hickory Hills Road, Rock Falls, Illinois, as Independent Representative, whose attorneys ar WARD, MURRAY, PACE, & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the Representative, or both, on or before July 10, 2014, 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 (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 3rd day of January, 2014 . Alan F. Landis, Independent Representative

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Lg. 1BR. + appl. No pets. $425 + dep. 815-625-4701

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Mark Zumdahl WARD. MURRAY, PACE, & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200 January 8, 15, 22, 2014 NOTICE Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 a.m., January 21, 2014 at the Whiteside County Highway Department, 18819 Lincoln Road, Morrison, IL 61270, (815) 772-7651 and at that time publicly opened and read for the following:

2BR Duplex, no pets. Info 815625-9638. 2BR stove, refrig. C/A, garage W/D $500 mo. + dep. & lease. Call 563613-1756 or 815438-2690 Clean, 1 BR. Applc. Inc. $400 Call 815-718-5278

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Furnish the Whiteside County Highway Department and various township road districts in said county with all or part of the seven (7) groups of materials consisting of: 36,000 tons of Agg. Surf Crse., Type-B (CA-10); 2,000 tons of Agg. Surf. Crse (CA-12); 10,000 tons of CA-16 (washed); 1,000 tons of Coarse Agg (CA02); 1,000 tons of Bit. Patching Mix (cold patch); 3,000 tons of HMA, Mix C, N 50, IL-9.5/12.5; 4, 100 Ft. of Pipe Culvert, Type 1, C.S.C.P in various diameters. Proposals may be obtained at the office of the County Engineer at the above address. All bids must be submitted on forms provided by the Whiteside County Highway Department. No duplications of this form will be allowed.

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POLO For Rent or Rent to own in Polo, 2 story, 4BR, 1.5 ba, 212 W. Mason, $825/mo. + dep. 815-535-3607 or 815-535-3446.

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â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NEW TODAY â&#x2DC;&#x2026; NOW HIRING in Dixon, IL! Remember why you chose healthcare? For the chance to help, to comfort and to heal. That's exactly what Wexford Health offers. We're a leading medical provider for correctional facilities, and we can help you make a difference every day. After all, that's why you do what you do. And that's why you should choose Wexford Health. Wexford Health has the following exceptional FullTime opportunities to join our team of health care professionals at Dixon Correctional Center in Dixon, IL.: â&#x153;ąClinical Psychologist â&#x153;ąMedical Director â&#x153;ąNurse Practitioner â&#x153;ąPhysician Assistant â&#x153;ąRN Supervisor To learn more and apply, please contact Lynnette Haygood 1-800-9033616 ext. 342 or email: lhaygood@ wexfordhealth .com OR visit us online at: jobs.wexford health.com/search/ dixon EOE/M/F/D/V

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Automotive The exciting world of automotive sales is changing and the need for sales people is increasing. At Dixon Ford Lincoln VW Mazda we offer both the training and a fast paced and exciting atmosphere that can lead to a long, highly paid, rewarding career. Contact Kevin White at 815-2883366 for further details. Paid training & earning potential $30k$80k/yr CDL CLASS-A DRIVER Start your New Year Right. Are you up in the Clouds & Listening to A lot of Hot Air? $6000. Sign-On Bonus OR $1800. "Great Home Time, WEEKLY" Core Carrier CorpKC 888-454-2673 www.corecarrier.com

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Automotive Sterling Chevrolet has an immediate opening for 2 Experienced Automotive Technicians Must have own tools and automotive work experience. Apply in person 1824 N. Locust St., Sterling IL

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Help Wanted to edit & proofread my book, & do light housecleaning. Call Carole, Franklin Grove. 815-703-4120. Local RRV Racing Pigeon Club is wanting to hire a driver with your own pickup truck to pull our trailer to haul racing pigeons 100 to 600 miles 10 weekends in spring & fall. Call 815-535-5205 Woman Homaker, bilingual & experience w/ seniors, good/fair rate, avail. daily, weekly, or monthly, Call 815-590-0128.

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2 BR, 1 car Gar. W&D hookups, no pets, $475+$475 Dep. 815-625-1900 2 BR, garage, A/C, appliances inc. $500 + Dep. 815441-7134 2BR, 1 ba. Garage. $625/mo. Call 815973-6768. Why Rent? You CAN Own! 3BR 1bath Home. One Week Special $600/mo. 815-8786356.

STERLING 2 BR house, w/d furnished $525/mo. 815-592-7826 LG 2BR, 2 ba. Home. 108 E. 6th St. $690 mo. + security deposit. 815303-0026. Nice 3 bed Ranch, all renewed, 2003 16th Ave., Why Rent? $698/mo. 815-878-7399 Remodeled 2BR Ranch, $500/mo. + dep. No pets. Call 815-535-8427. Rent to own. 2BR 815-622-9665. Realtor Owned.

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AREA GARAGE SALES 624 STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 Consignment Sale Thurs. & Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-4 Early Sales Welcome Wed. after 12 noon Bizarre Americana 609 W. Third St. By Steel Worker's Credit Union bottom Ave. G Bridge Memory foam queen mattress $100. Beds- twin $80, queen $90, king $130. Sealy twin & full sz. sofa sleepers, double reclining sofa $90, side by side refrig., gas dryer, twinfull- queen headboards $50 ea, small hutch $70, recliner $50, elec. dryer & washer $90 ea., small desk, dressers, love seat, 2pc. reclining theater group, sofa, lighted oak king headboard, coffee table, micro. stand, bookcase, sofa $40. Much more! Delivery available. 815-718-4385.

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Illinois Concealed Carry Class January 11 & 12 At Comfort Inn Rt. 26 and Bloody Gulch Rd. Dixon, IL. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM both days. $50.00 deposit required. To register call Bryant Remrey 815 440-2677 or Mike Koppien 815 440-0675

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Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet 309-4527477.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765 Wurlitzer Spinnet w/ bench, maple wood, $300 firm, 815-718-2424

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Puppies for Sale! We have 1 tri color female, 2 tri color males, 3 sable females and 1 sable male available for sale. This is Kujo and Kiwi's third litter and many people are saying this one is the best yet. Our dogs are registered UKC, healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations and heartworm/flea treatments. The ESD is a versatile breed. They can be used for herding, agility, protection and so much more. Our dogs are working farm dogs. Their previous pups are living on farms and in towns and cities. Some are with adults and some with families with young children. They are a wonderful breed. Come and see for yourself. Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/know horseplay and give us a call at 815-590-6219 or 815-266-9774. Thanks for looking!

Ariens 22â&#x20AC;? single stage snow thrower, 2 cycle. Elec. start. Exc. Cond. Used only 2 or 3x. $400. 815-6262157 after 11am.

Chipper Shredder $200, Sofabed & chair $175, 220 volt elec. welder $100, 7â&#x20AC;? Heavy duty elec. sander $50. 815-622-9062

Wanted: Collie or Shelty, housetrained, 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!

SNOWBLOWERS 782 421 Torro Snowblower, 4 cyl, 2 stage, 21â&#x20AC;? cut, pull start, good cond. runs great! $425 815-973-3223

Ariens 7 HP, 24â&#x20AC;? cut, pull start snowblower, very little hrs., like new! $475. Call 815973-3223 MTD snow blower, 21â&#x20AC;?, elec. start. $100. 815-6261878.

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS Charlotte Bobcats vs. Chicago Bulls on Sat., Jan. 11th @ 7 p.m. Transportation & Ticket $95. For info call Chris or Jackie @ Select Employees Credit Union 815-6268181. 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.

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Raynor garage doors, (1) 16x7 & (1) 9x7, w/ openers & all hardware, tracks, & remotes, exc. cond. $750 815-631-9600. See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text â&#x17E;&#x203A;Look for WEB ID â&#x17E;&#x203A;Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds â&#x17E;&#x203A;Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box â&#x17E;&#x203A;View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS Twin, full, queen, king beds. Washer, dryer, sofa, twin sofa sleeper, recliner, dresser, side by side refrig. 815718-4385

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1/64 Nascar collection, orig. packaging. 250+ cars, 15 semis + 20 misc. $3,000/obo. 815-625-4943. 1964 sterling silver set- 6 pc. setting, 66pcs. In plastic, never used. $3500. 928-592-7302. 4 new snowblowers, Builder Discount 626-4561

Good quality grass hay. 1St & 2nd cutting avail. Small squares. Call 815499-8967.

Artificial Christmas tree 7.5ft, console TV, men's clothes sz L-XL, women's clothes M-Lg, make an offer! 815-284-7277.

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Barn cupola, large metal. Very old. $100. 815-4567033. Brand New Snap On Beer Keg Fridge. Would be a nice holiday gift! $350 firm. 815973-1976 after 5. Pool table, 7ft., auto ball return. Needs felt. Not slate. $200. 815973-8760.

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1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS model. Low millage. Very Good condition. $4,500 Call 815626-8078

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2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4x4, 4 door, auto, hard & soft tops, black, 106K mi., $15,995 815-441-7500

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